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Vol. 97 No. 137 Wednesday, May 17, 2006 504 Plus tax
Local man killed
in 1-95 accident
A 19-year-old Okee-
chobee man was killed in a
single-vehicle accident just
north of the Hobe Sound exit
on 1-95 Monday evening.
Charles James Roberts,
III, was killed after he report-
edly lost control of his 2005
Ford F- 150 pickup truck while
passing a tractor-trailer. A
passenger with Mr. Roberts,
James C. Jasper, 25, was
taken to Martin Memorial
South Hospital with minor
injuries, stated a press
release from the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP).
FORT PIERCE One of
the most frequently staged
American plays, Thornton
Wilder's "Our Town" will be
presented May 25, 26, 27 at 8
p.m., with a Saturday mati-
nee at 2 p.m. on May 27, in
the McAlpin Fine Arts Center
at Indian River Community
Audiences will enjoy
America's most popular and
beloved play celebrating the
American spirit as it recounts
the life of a family in the
small village of Gro er's Cor-
* Local angler and profes-
sional guide Larry \\'lght
beat out 104 other anglers to
take first place in the \\ave
Worms HT3 Pro Bass Tour-
nament held at Camp Mack
on Lake Kissimmee last Sat-
urday. Wright's three-fish
limit weighed in at 18.10 lbs.
and earned him $4,000 for
the one-day tournament.
Wave Worm pro staff
angler Troy Olivier took sec-
ond place with 17.50 lbs.,
earning him a $1,200 check.
Wayne Combs had a dou-
ble payday. He received a
$900 third place check for his
17.45 lbs. catch. He also
received a big fish award of
$1,050 for his 8.90 lb. lunker.
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
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Comics ............ 9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 14
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
a Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ .6
TV .............. .15
Weather ........... .2
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Foley: keep lake level down
By Pete Gawda
In an exclusive interview with
the Okeechobee News on Mon-
day, May 15, U. S. Representative
Mark Foley (R 16th District) dis-
cussed a wide array of topics,
including Lake Okeechobee,
affordable housing, attracting
industry and law enforcement
The representative is in favor
of permanently lowering the
level of the lake.
"Everyone can live off this lake suc-
cessfully if we better manage the
U.S. Rep. Mark Foley
"If we can get them to reduce
the lake, it will solve several prob-
lems," he asserted. "Everyone
can live off this lake successfully
if we better manage the
He believes plants and fish
will come back naturally if the
Summertime fun: Students perform in a musical
levels of the big lake are kept
"By keeping it below 11 (feet)
you virtually solve the biggest
part of the problem," he assert-
Mr. Foley noted that if the lake
level gets below 10 feet, it is too
low for water supplies. However,
he said that problem could be
solved by pumps.
The congressman advocated
dredging the lake bottom while
the lake level is down, although
he did concede that dredging in
the center of the lake might be
He noted that decades of sedi-
ment have been stirred up by the
He went on to say the resi-
dents around the lake can take
comfort in the fact that they have
survived two years of hurricanes
that scored "direct hits" on the
Rep. Foley said the U. S. Army
See Lake -Page 2
bill to fix
Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Fifth grade students at South Elementary School act and sing in a musical Tuesday, May
16 to put fellow classmates in the mood for summertime fun. Fourth graders sing in the
chorus. The sun's rays shine on the cast from its position in a sky mixed with fair weath-
er cumulous clouds.
Fourth and fifth grade students combine their talents Tuesday, May 16 at South Ele-
mentary School as they perform in a musical that reminds them that summer fun is just
two weeks away. A bubble machine flavors the setting with ocean-like flare.
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By Eric Kopp
A man and woman have
been arrested on drug charges
after several suspected mari-
juana plants were allegedly
found growing in pots next to
a home they reportedly share.
Simon Rolon Rivera, 27,
N.W. Ninth Ave., and Sabrina
Lightsey Nelson, 35, of the
same address, were both.
arrested Monday afternoon by
the Okeechobee Narcotics
Both were charged with
the felony of cultivation of
marijuana, and the misde-
meanors of possession of
marijuana under 20 grams
and possession of drug para-
phernalia. They were booked
into the Okeechobee County
Jail under a bond of $6,000
In addition, Nelson was
arrested on a writ of bodily
attachment, which means she
owes child support. Her cash-
only purge on this was set at
Shortly after noon on Mon-
day, May 15, task force mem-
bers began looking around
the outside of Rivera's home
on N.W. Ninth Ave. An arrest
affidavit states that while still
in their vehicle, members of
the task force could see three
suspected marijuana plants in
See Drugs -Page 2
Illegal trash dumping
must stop, says official
The word is out; those who
have been illegally dumping
trash at the airport industrial
park should beware.
"We've had enough of it. We
in intend to be less forgiving and
start prosecuting," said airport
and industrial park manager
Since he came here about a
year ago there, he said there has
been a problem with people
dumping their trash at the indus-
trial park rather than paying
landfill tipping fees. However,
the trash dumped at the industri-
al park sometime Tuesday, May
9, was "the straw that broke the
camels back," Mr. Gray said.
On Wednesday morning,
May 10, Mr. Gray discovered that
a large amount of trash includ-
ing car seats, various containers
of chemicals, a propane tank,
building material, and a freezer
had been dumped the night
before at the rear of the industri-
al park. However, this time the
owner of the trash was identi-
fied by labels on the dumped
material. The owner was con-
tacted and he said he contracted
to have the material hauled to
Mr. Gray said the county may
explore the possibility of filing
civil charges against the
dumpers. He said it cost the
county about $500 to remove
the dumped material.
Submitted to the Okeechobee News
This material was illegally dumped at the county's industrial park sometime Tuesday, May
9. According to Vernon Gray, manager of the industrial park, the county may file civil
charges against those who dumped the waste.
2 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 17,2006
Local man killed in accident on 1-95
A 19-year-old Okeechobee
man was killed in a single-vehicle
accident just north of the Hobe
Sound exit on 1-95 Monday
Charles James Roberts, III,
was killed after he reportedly lost
control of his 2005 Ford F-150
pickup truck while passing a trac-
tor-trailer. A passenger with Mr.
Roberts, James C. Jasper, 25, was
taken to Martin Memorial South
Hospital with minor injuries, stat-
ed a press release from the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP).
The press release by Trooper
G.H. Koblitz said Mr. Roberts was
southbound on 1-95 when he
attempted to pass the tractor-trail-
er but lost control and traveled
onto the west shoulder of the
highway. The truck began to
rotate and overturned. Mr.
Roberts was thrown from the
lock to be closed May 30
expected to take
about nine weeks
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District reports that the S-
131 navigation lock at Lakeport
will be taken out of service begin-
ning on May 30, 2006. The lock is
being closed for a major overhaul
to repair worn parts and recondi-
tion components to extend service
: life and reduce the potential for
breakdowns that would make the
lock inoperable. The overhaul is
expected to be complete by Aug.
During a major overhaul, it is
necessary to completely dewater
the navigation lock so that boat
traffic, even in an emergency, can-
not be accommodated. This repair
was scheduled during the summer
when the navigation lock is used
less frequently. Thank you in
advance for your patience as these
necessary repairs are being made.
Boaters are asked to call the
Okeechobee Service Center with
questions and comments in the
absence of a locktender. The Ser-
vice Center telephone number is
(863) 462-5260 or (800) 250-4200.
truck after it left the roadway.
Trooper Koblitz indicated in
the press release that passing
motorists came to the aid of Mr.
Roberts and performed cardio
pulmonary resuscitation until
Martin County Fire/Rescue
Fire/Rescue personnel pro-
nounced Mr. Roberts dead.
The release states that neither
man was wearing a seatbelt at the
time of the accident, which is still
FHP Lieutenant Tim Frith indi-
cated that statistics show that 80
percent of those who operate
pickup trucks do not wear their
seatbelts. He went on to say that
FHP has an initiative going on
called Buckle Up Pickup Truck,
whereby those operating or riding
in pickup trucks are being urged
to use their seatbelts.
Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Satur-
day, June 17, at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The tourna-
ment will get under way at 8 a.m. Tournament format will be a
four-person scramble, make your own team. The entry fee will
include green fees, prizes and a barbecue. Proceeds from the tour-
nament will help defray medical expenses incurred by Mr. Allison.
For information or to enter, call (863) 763-1921, ext. 11. The dead-
line for paid entries is Saturday, June 10.
Lake Denton Camp dates slated
Summer camp is back at Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park.
Camp for grades six through eight will be held June 18-24.
Reduced rates are available if registered by May 28. For grades nine
through 12 camp is July 16- 22. Reduced rates are available if regis-
tered before June 15. The camp for grades two through five will be
July 23-27, and reduced rates are available if registered before July
1. Call Pam at (863) 634-9280, or the camp at (863) 453-3627 for
information and an application.
Okeechobee County Roadwatch Church schedules Bible school
S.R. 70: FromWest of U.S. 98 to
West of Seventh Ave. N.W: Con-
1: struction project Work contin-
ues to widen and reconstruct the
existing two-lane roadway to four
lanes with a center dual left turn
lane. The work includes drainage
improvements, signals, and street
lighting. Work currently includes
storm drainage and roadway con-
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Corps of Engineers (COE) has
long held that the dike is safe.
Then, he said the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) came out with a report
that he called "startling."
The report, compiled by a
panel of experts, was commis-
sioned by SFWMD and based on
COE data. The report predicts that:
the dike has a 50 percent chance
of failure within the next four
"We want one independent
person to look over both reports,"
Rep. Foley said. "I'm not sure the
critical dire nature of this report is
He noted that the dike has
been leaking for years and that
the federal government cannot do
enough before the next hurricane
season to make it perfectly safe.
"It is an ongoing project," he
The congressman said it is also
unclear how the COE and
SFWMD share authority as to set-
ting safe lake levels.
"There will never be an easy
solution," he asserted.
Rep. Foley urged water man-
agers to consider the health of
lake, the safety of dike and the
outflows as a concern to the envi-
"You always hold out hope,"
he said in response to reports of
the recent terrible fishing condi-
tions on the lake.
While he feels the Everglades
has the ability to restore itself,
struction at various locations
throughout the project. The con-
tractor is Russell Engineering.
Motorists are reminded to wear
safety belts and drive with caution,
courtesy, common sense, and
patience as they travel through
work zones. Remember, speeding
fines are doubled in work zones.
under certain conditions, the con-
gressman said a higher power
really has all the control.
"We try and tinker with the
system, but God, after all, seems
to dictate how this all comes
together," he said. "With better
management practices we can
find some balance."
Shoring up his theory that a
lower lake is a healthy lake was
the fact that the lake rebounded
after the drought of the early '90s.
However, he said the effects of
the hurricanes of the last two
years would probably be around
for another year.
Turning tp another issue, the
congressman discussed afford
able housing for Okeechobee
County, and how the escalation in
housing costs have hampered
employers as they try to hire peo-
ple who must eventually relocate
"It's illusive," Rep. Foley said of
the solution to this problem.
He mentioned that even
though impact fees pay for the
necessary infrastructure, they
drive up housing costs.
Although there are currently
no impact fees in Okeechobee
County, the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
is taking a hard look at imple-
menting them. They have hired a
consultant to study the issue and
Rep. Foley said he would con-
tinue to look at Federal Housing
Administration (FHA), Veteran's
Administration (VA) and other
He suggested a solution using
prefabricated concrete houses,
which he said could probably be
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.\W.32nd St., will host their Vaca-
tion Bible School June 19-23 from 6 until 9 p.m. This year's topic is
Artic Edge, Where Adventure Meets Courage. Classes will be from
age 3 to adult. A class for the deaf will also be available. Child care
for 2 and under will be provided for parents attending. VBS. A kick-
off event is scheduled for June 17 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. Registra-
tion forms may be downloaded at www.oakviewbaptist.org, or
picked up at the church office. For information, call (863) 763-
manufactured quicker than
mobile homes, and could better
withstand hurricane-force winds.
He noted that after the hurri-
canes the Federal Emergency.
Management Agency (FEMA) set
up temporary trailer parks and
installed water, sewer and elec-
tricity. Eventually, these people
would have to move out and the
trailers would be resold, he said.
Rather than doing what he
called writing a check to move
these tin boxes around, the con-
gressman advocated building
concrete houses arid partnering
with .various organizations to
make them affordable.
He said this process did not
have to be limited to hurricane
relief and could be used to help
ease the shortage of affordable
He suggested doing this all the
time and possibly asking for a
concession on impact fees.
Mr. Foley noted that such peo-
ple as police officers, nurses and
teachers are hard pressed to find
The congressman then
addressed the lack of industry in
this area. One problem he saw
was not enough workers. Howev-
er, he noted that jobs are moving
inland from the coast. He said that
pricing on the coast might make it
more attractive for business and
industry to move inland. Another
factor to be considered is that the
coastal areas are becoming filled
in, which could prompt industry
to move inland.
He also mentioned eco-
tourism as a source of employ-
Rep. Foley said that Indian
River Community College (IRCC)
does a tremendous job of training
"IRCC is a fabulous place for
training," he said
Mr. Foley said that Okee-
chobee has much'to offer includ-
ing several entrepreneurs, hospi-
lality and scenery.
The trick is to figure out what
will be the next industry, he said,
adding, "People are ready to help
if we find the right pieces of the
Next, he discussed law
enforcement grants. r
He noted that law' enforce-
ment'grants come under Home-
land Security and often go to the
"You can't ignore rural com-
munities," he asserted, noting
that smaller communities also
He stated that the urban police
departments have the personnel
and time to pursue grants, and it
is his intention to make the small-
er counties aware of the available
In closing, the congressman
spoke of the diversity in his district
that comprises eight counties and
is the fastest growing district in
America. His constituents range
from the poorest people in Glades
County to the very rich on Jupiter
Island, and include environmen-
talists, sugar cane growers and
It is the fifth largest Medicaid-
eligible district, and has a large
population of veterans.
He compared his office to
being the head of the United
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
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, May23, 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-
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
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
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
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 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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black plastic pots sitting on the
ground. They also saw several
plants in cups on a small shelf
that is attached to the house,
continued the affidavit.
The affidavit states that on
one cup was written the word
"purple", while the word
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"chronic" was written on the
While on site, Rivera pulled
into the driveway and walked
toward the officers. Originally,
stated the affidavit, Rivera told
the officers that the plants
belonged to someone else.
However, he later recanted that
story, continued the affidavit..
The arrest report goes on to
state that Rivera allegedly told
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the officers that he grew the mar-
ijuana for personal consumption
because it was getting harder to
obtain, and it was expensive.
A search warrant was execut-
ed on the home shortly after 4
p.m. and numerous items of
drug paraphernalia were found,
as well as a substance thought to
be marijuana that weighed less
than 20 grams, stated the affi-
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 17,2006
Central Elementary celebrates Cultural Day ,
First grade has been busy,
busy, busy! We had a wonderful
time during Culture Day and
learning all about China. We
would like to thank all those par-
ents and first graders who
brought in items.to share. We
would also like to extend a spe-
cial thanks to Miss Burk who
went above and beyond to share
her experiences with all the stu-
dents. We are busy wrapping up
the year with money, time, and
as many sight words and stories
as we can fit. in. The first graders
are doing a wonderful job with
all this hard work. We are also
looking forward to playing at the
Wooden Jungle, splashing each
other on Water Day and seeing
Hoodwinked on Movie Day. We
have had a fantastic year and we
would like to thank all of you for
your support and hard work.
"Have a relaxing and fun filled
summer! Happy Birthday to:
Brittany Cannon, Tommi White,
Adam Alt, Jvier Medina, Emilea
Hullett, Amber Smith-Stewart,
Miranda McClanahan, Logan
Staton, Yesenia Campos, Bran-
don Rodriguez, Alysa Osterman,
Faith Roddenberry, and Eric
Gomez. Congratulations to our
Students of the Week: Isaac
Kinchen, Robert Jones, Jesse
Mond, Adriana Camacho, Logan
Selph-Dunn, Aubrie Holmes,
Leighann Sorensen, Nolan Car-
penter, Stephanie Torres, Bran-
don Rodriguez, Lynnette
Casiano, Sheryl Altman, *Alysa
Osterman, and Vanessa Guer-
Cultural Day was a great and
fun way for our students to learn
about other cultures throughout
the world. Mrs. Whiteside's class
presented information about
Scotland, Mr. Stanley's and Ms.
Prevatt's classes presented infor-
mation on Germany and Italy.
Mrs. Johns presented informa-
tion. on Egypt and Mrs.
Rodriguez's class did Mexico.
Mrs. Kielbasa's class did projects
about the County of Guatemala.
In the B.A.S.E. Program students
compared the pyramids of both
Egypt and Mexico. The B.A.S.E.
students also practiced hard for
their last B.A.S.E. Parent Night
presentation of the year. The stu-
dents performed "Twice as Many
Friends" at the Freshman Cam-
The fourth graders at Central
Elementary celebrated the clos-
ing of school with a picnic and
play date at the Wooden Jungle.
Science Experiments are done,
Bare Books are finished, and the
math book has been eaten up so
the fun has begun! Parents are
reminded to watch for details or
reminders in the Agenda books
about Awards on the last week
of school and for any news
about class parties. Each fourth
grade teacher would like to
remind every child to get that
library card activated and READ
over the summer so that the
brain stays. alert and ready to
learn and don't forget about pol-
ishing up on those multiplication
facts! Thank you parents for a
Mr. Goffs class is working
hard on their science fair proj-
ects. One group is learning
about how liquids weigh differ-
ent amounts. Another group is
learning about different types of
bubble gum and how their flavor
lasts for different amounts of
time. Another group is learning
about how cereals weigh differ-
ent amounts while the last group
is finding out how different col-
ored shirts retain heat differently.
We have started working on our
bare books. We are learning
about the different planets in the
solar system and will use what
we learn to write a "fact" book.
In reading we are enjoying the
novel The BFG by Roald Dahl. It
is a funny story about a little
orphan girl named Sophie who
gets whisked off to giant country
by the BFG (big friendly giant).
In math we are learning about
probability and how to predict
the different outcomes a prob-
lem could have. Even though the
year is winding down we have a
lot of learning left to do before
In Mrs. Pritchard's class, Patri-
cia Sanchez and Nicholas Kiel-
basa were able to SLIME Mr.
Paulson last week because of
their awesome FCAT writes
scores and several others were
Local resident earns masters degree
An induction ceremony for a
master of social work was held on
May 4-5, 2006.
Long time resident of Okee-
chobee, Juan Rodriguez, graduat-
.ed with honors from the Florida
Atlantic University, in Boca Raton.
He received his Master's of Social
Work with a 3.77 GPA: Juan
Rodriguez is currently teaching at
Okeechobee High School \\here
he 'does Inclusion English. His
master's internship was complet-
ed v.ith Suncoast Mental Health
Center, and he currently is a ccoun-
selor for substarice abuse on
Juan has been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1968. He was
born from Hispanic migrant
workers, who called Okeechobee
their home. He worked all his life
at various jobs and landed at the
Submitted 10 the Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School as a
migrant advocate in 1998, it was
then that he decided to further his
education. While working two
and sometimes three jobs, he
managed to get his bachelor's of
social work degree %with a 3.7 GPA
and qualified to enter into the
accelerated master's program,
Juan has always encouraged his
students at the high school to fur-
ther their education, and that with
a little hard work and dedication,
they can accomplish much.
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able to egg him as well. Way to
go- Mrs. Pritchard was
extremely proud of each child's
efforts on the writing assess-
ment. BARE books kept the stu-
dents busy last week, you are
welcome to stop by and read an
exciting story about a boy or a
mouse. The books will be on dis-
play at the last PTO meeting and
Open House on Wednesday,
May 24. Happy Birthday to Juan
Sandoval and the summer kids
as well Wesley White, Balde-
mar Rodriguez, Samuel Rogers,
Stephen Hoo, Victoria Maggard,
and Chelsea Wharin! And a big
thank you from Mrs. Pritchard
for the well wishes and treats for
Teacher Appreciation Week, she
greatly appreciates the support!
Students, don't forget to read
over the summer and remember
the summer challenge your
teacher has placed before you!
Thank you for a great year!!
In Mr. Johnson's class stu-
dents are excited about their
summer vacation that is
approaching rapidly. Mr. John-
son is also very proud of how
well his students did on their
FCAT Writing test. Jose Bucio,
Jonathan Sandoval, and Kaitlyn
Coleman were able to slime Mr.
Paulson this week. I am also very
proud of the rest of the class, we
did a great job and several other
students were able to egg Mr.
Paulson. We are staying busy in
the classroom reading novels
and working on our BARE
books. This year we are making
fact books about things that
interest the students. Have a
great summer and remember to
read and practice your multipli-
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am a Canadian citizen and proud of it. I pay taxes'-adin srAlaIca and I'
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number and a bank number and have them pay taxes because they
want to be here just like I do;
INDUSTRIAL PARK: It's a shame the lawsuit is putting a halt to the
jobs promised by the recycling company that was to come into the air-
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why does the county allow the folks currently working out.of that
building to reside full-tinie there? Isn't this zoned commercial or indus-
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Letter to the Editor.
Good speech can be music to
your ears, whenever you have to
talk; it can quiet all your fears, and
you'll never have to balk.
You can speak with all the
graces, when you know all the
nouns and verbs; in all the right
places, then good speech can be
music to your ears.
So practice your good speaking,
put effort in every sound; so you
may one day see how nice it is to
be, one who knows good speech,
the best that can be found.
School attitudes, what you say
and how you pray, can help make
decisions for today.
Editor's Note: This poem was
written to congratulate Okee-
chobee's Will Davis for winning a
speech contest sponsored by the
Soil and Water Conservation Com-
Coalition committee will meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin, and Okeechobee counties will meet Wednesday, May
24, immediately following the coalition meeting at 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 ToUrna-
ment will be held Monday, May 29, will. be held at the KOA Camp-
ground, 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 entrieswill
be accepted after 12:30 p.m. Playwill begin at 2 p.m. The format will be
blind draw, two-man scramble. The tournament is for adults only -
no one under 21 can enter. All proceeds will go to the KOA Kid Camp.
For information, contact the KOA Campground at (863) 763-0231.
Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual summer
camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12 during the month of
June. Camp dates are: June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-23; and, June 26-
30. The cost is $100 per camper, and campers should provide their
own snacks and lunch. For information, contact Sue Arnold at (863)
Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be host a yard sale on Friday, June 9,
and Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at
the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue Volunteer House located at the
corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee. All yard sale donations are accepted at
Church hosting Bible school
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will host
their annual vacation Bible school June 12-16 from 5 until 8 p.m. This
year's theme is Treasure Seekers, exploring God's promises. A nursery
will be provided for helpers and those taking part in the adult class.
Dinner will also be provided. For information, call (863) 763-4021.
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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 facilitator. There is
another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham 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.
Cancer 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)
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 Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a
pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic Cen-
ter. 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 Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
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 fellow-
ship 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 Vil-
lage 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
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tibonships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation 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
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/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 available for your loved
one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407
N.W. Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at (863)
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 care-
givers 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-
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday except the first Friday of
the month for an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For informa-
tion, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All per-
sons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a
part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and. Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are, $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
Juana at 471-9795.
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 Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held on
the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S.
441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at noon. Women
should bring business cards and information to promote their business.
The meeting provides networking opportunities for women in business
and is open to the public. No membership is required. For information,
contact Robin Delgado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjury-
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave.
It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m., at
the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride at 8 a.m.,
weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week or any ques-
tions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart at (863)
610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
Interviews slated for new director
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indi-
an River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be holding inter-
views 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
Collaborative Council will meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared.Services Network will meet Tuesday, 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,
School board to discuss grants
In conjunction with the Community Collaborative 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. 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.
Early Learning group to meet
A full coalition meeting is planned for the Early Learning Coali-
tion of Martin and Okeechobee counties, Inc., on May 24, at 1 p.m.
at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in
OHS yearbook on sale now
The 2006 Brahman Yearbook is on sale at the Okeechobee High
School. Students may purchase the book during both lunches in the
Journalism room (1410). The cost is $45, and can be purchased
with cash only. Freshmen can purchase the 2006 Brahman Year-
book at OFC starting May 17. For information, call (863) 462-5025.
Meeting on stormwater issue slated
A meeting to discuss the planning process for a stormwater mas-
ter plan, as well as identifying problem areas and possible flooding
solutions, will be held Wednesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. Officials from Okee-
chobee 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 questionnaire con-
cerning stormwater problems in their area, which will help project
managers create a plan that will best address the concerns of citi-
zens 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 dis-
cussion 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
Bake sale benefits Red Cross
Big Lake National Bank will hold a bake sale at both 1409 S. Par-
rott Ave. and 500 N. Parrott Ave. on Friday, May 19, from 9 a.m. until
4 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross "Heroes"
campaign. For information, call Teresa Chandler at (863) 467-9219.
Business women group plans luncheon
The Okeechobee Business Women's Referra 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 victimnt
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
U.S.C.G. Auxiliary plans open house
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 will host an open house at
the Okee-Tantie Coast Guard Auxiliary Base Station, Saturday, May
20, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in honor of safe boating week.
Elks plan barbecue dinner
Elks Lodge #2558, S.R. 70 E., will host its S.E. District barbecue
chicken dinner Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m. for a $10 donation. All
past, present and future Elks are welcomed. Games and music will
be provided. For information, call (863) 801-1212.
Church plans dedication ceremony
First Missionary Baptist Church, 811 N.W. Ninth St., will host a
marching, dedication ribbon ceremony on Saturday, May 20, at 11
a.m. The church will host its first Sunday services at 9:30 a.m., with
morning worship beginning at 11:30 a.m. For information, call
(863) 763-0716; or, Shirley Johnson at (863) 697-9827.
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 information, call
IRCC hosting children's conference
Childcare providers, educators and parents are invited to partici-
pate 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 Com-
munity 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 lth 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 Jim-
mie Scott Osceola on Saturday, May 20, from 9 until 5 p.m. There
will be Indian crafts, artwork, Indian food and entertainment.
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, a(5:30 p.m. For
information, call 763-4320.
The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 17,2006
IRCC presents the play 'Our Town' LEY5
FORT PIERCE One of the
most frequently staged American
plays, Thornton Wilder's "Our
Town" will be presented May 25,
26, 27 at 8 p.m., with a Saturday
matinee at 2 p.m. on May 27, in the
McAlpin Fine Arts Center at Indian
River Community College (IRCC).
Audiences will enjoy America's
most popular and beloved play cel-
ebrating the American spirit as it
recounts the life of a family in the
small village of Grover's Corners.
"Our Town" follows the life of a
tum-of-the-century New Hampshire
girl, Emily Webb, played by Andrea
Lopez of Port St. Lucie, through
youth and marriage and finally into
the graveyard and what lies past
death. Wilder gives you a glimpse of
how the dead see life and how beau-
tiful the world is from this eternal
point of view. Experience Emily's
simplest pleasures and cares, such as
algebra lessons and birthday pres-
ents, through her child-like eyes,
helping the audience understand,
just as she herself comes to under-
stand, the seamless relationship
between past, present and future.
The principal actor, the stage
manager, played by Ricardo
Rodriguez of Vero Beach, remains
on stage for most of the time, tak-
ing on the roles of narrator, philo-
sophical druggist, host, master of
ceremonies, commentator and
friend to the audience.
Though set during the early
twentieth century, the play's far-
reaching theme and unmistakable
symbolism as well as the lessons of
life, love, and the "magic of the
mundane" are as timely now as
they were 70 years ago. With deli-
cate and disarming simplicity,
IRCC's presentation of "Our Town"
will show audience members their
lives, their loves and their selves
through an evening filled with
beauty and truth.
Tickets cost $12 and may be pur-
chased through the IRCC box office
at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center on
Mondaythrough Friday, from 11 a.m.
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UF's '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
S .door on a first come-first served
.Happy hour will begin at 6
p.m. Dinner will be served at 7
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Special The guest speaker for the
Larry Wright took first place at Camp Mack on Lake Kissim- event will be John "Doc"' Holli-
mee last weekend with three fish weighing 18.10 Ibs. He day, assistant football coach at
received a $ 4,000 for'the win. the Universit' of Florida.
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By Loma Jablonski
Local anger and professional
guide Larry Wright beat out 104
other anglers to take first place in
the Wave Worms HT3 Pro Bass
Tournament held at Camp Mack
on Lake Kissimmee last Saturday.
Wright's three-fish limit weighed
in at 18.10 lbs. and earned him
$4,000 for the one-day tourna-
Wave Worm pro staff angler
Troy Olivier took second place
\ith 17.50 Ibs earning him a
\\Vayne Combs had a double
payday. He received a $900 third
place check for his 17.45 lbs.
catch. He. also received a big fish
award of $1,050 for his 8.90 lb.
Fourth place went to Charlie
Orme for his 16.20 lb. catch. He
received a check for $700.
Joe Kremer received $600 for
his fifth place finish. He brought
15.75 Ibs. to the scale for the win.
There were 110 fish brought to
the scale in the tourney, with 108
being released back into Lake
The Trail will move to Lake
Istokpoga for its next tourney on
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Kailey May, granddaughter of Okeechobee High School
volleyball coach George May, enjoyed her meal at the
Golden Corral Thursday night. The O.H.S. volleyball
team waited on tables to help raise money for a summer
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The Florida and \Vildlife Con-
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June 1- II for quota permits to)
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the general gun season as well
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including the archery and muz-
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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
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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
10a.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
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863)
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plans fishing tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association will sponsor a bass
fishing tournament on May 20 at
the Okee-Tantie Marina with all
proceeds going toward youth ori-
The registration fee is $120
per boat (teams of tvo). There
will be over $3,000 in cash and
prizes paid to the top six places.
There will also be a big fish
For information contact John
at (863) 634-7446, or Lisa at
A men's softball tournament
with all tournament proceeds
going to the Okeechobee High
School softball program will take
place Saturday, June 3, and Sun-
day, June 4, at the Okeechobee
softball complex across from
Yearling Middle School.
The cost of this tournament is
$300 per team.
The tournament will use ISA
rules with unlimited home runs.
First place will pay $600; second
place will pay $400; and, third
place will pay $200. There will be
a home run derby, and give-
aways throughout the day.
For information contact Kim
Hargraves at (863) 634-6322, or
Rob Lowe at (863) 634-2694.
The Okeechobee High School
,olIleNball team is hosting a sum-
mer volleyball camp for girls in
grades 4-8. The camp is sched-
uled for June 12-16, from 9 a.m.
until noon at Osceola Middle
School. The cost is $50 per player
and includes a T-shirt and water
bottle w ith early registration. Youi
mrnay pick up a registration fornI
in the O.H S. main office or call
Coach May at (8631 634-5836.,
will be offered
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified
tennis pro and Okeechobee .High
School coach is offering fihe
weeks of recreational tennis les-
sons at the Okeechobee Sports
Classes will meet Monda\
through Friday starting on Mon-
day, June 5, and ending on Fri-
day, July 7. Each student \\ill
have three lessons a week foi live
weeks. Classes are determined
by the grade you \\ill be in this
Private lessons are also avail-
able during the summer.
For information, contact Mr.
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or i ..63.
The Christian Team Trail will
not be holding their monthly
bass tournaments during the
months of June, July and August.
They will resume their tourna-
ment trail on Sept. 2.
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Denise Wood and Jeb Stokes
Denise Elaine Wood and Jeb
Cody Stokes were joined in mar-
riage on Feb. 18, 2006. The bride is
the daughter of Harold and Sharon
Wood of Vero Beach, and Martha
Mason of Fellsmere. The groom is
the son of Darlene Stokes of Okee-
chobee and Robert Stokes of Palm
City. The wedding was held at the
Gathering in Okeechobee. John
Glenn officiated at the ceremony.
The bride was given away by her
father. The church was decorated
with white calla lilies trimmed with
lilac organza bows. Small metal
pails filled with hydrangeas hung
from the pews. The bride wore a
silk strapless fit and flair gown with
sheer back of organza at the neck-
line and venise lace appliques, with
an inverted V on the train with
organza inset. She carried a bou-
- quet of white mini calla lilies. The
matron of honor was Angela
Boney of Okeechobee. Brides-
maids were Brook Stokes of Okee-
chobee, Aimee Clay of Okee-
chobee, Rebecca Hall of Vero
Beach, and Heather Martin of Vero
Beach. Kristina Wood of Fort Myers
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best man was Elton Boney of
Okeechobee. Groomsmen were
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Cook of Okeechobee, Andy Dyer of
Okeechobee, and Devin
Williamson of Dallas, Texas.
Christopher Wood of Fort Myers
was junior groomsman. The usher
was Matt Mazzilli of Okeechobee.
The flower girl was Jenny Thomas
of Okeechobee, daughter of Donny
and Lynn Thomas. The ring bearer
was Christian Wood of Fort Myers,
son of Dennis and Erika Wood. Fol-
lowing the ceremony, a reception
was held at Quail Creek Plantation.
After a honeymoon trip to Costa
Rica, the couple will reside in Okee-
chobee. The groom is employed as
a scientific technician with St. Lucie
County. The bride is employed as a
dental hygienist with James Tennis-
wood, D.D.S. and is an adjunct
instructor at Indian River Commu-
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Hutto to Jeremy Kent Selley, son
of Kent and Cindy Selley of Nib-
The bride-to-be graduated
from Okeechobee High School
in 1995; received a bachelor of
science degree from Florida
Southern College; a master of
science degree from Barry Uni-
versity; and, will receive hier doc-
torate degree in osteopathic
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the Pink Shell Resort. They plan
to honeymoon in the Bahamas.
The two will then move to Allen-
town, Pa., where they will start
their residency in emergency
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like to thank their parents, family
and friends, for all their support
throughout the years of college,
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Submitted to Okeechobee News
Kevin Anthony Bertram
Anthony and Michelle Bertram
of Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Kevin Anthony Bertram. He was
born April 24, 2006, at Lawnwood
Regional Hospital in Fort Pierce. He
weighed 7 lbs. 3 ozs. and was 18.75
inches long at birth.
Kevin was welcomed home by
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Okeechobee. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Jerri Bertram of Okee-
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They would also like to thank
the following: Cecil Albritton,
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday,May 12,
through Thursday,May 18, are as
Theatre I -"Mission Impossible
3" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
Theatre II "RV" (PG-13}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Hoot"(PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are special-
ly trained and certified to investi-
gate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out inspec-
tions of facilities. Licensed social
workers, pharmacists, elder law
attorneys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. Call
Linda Slattery at (772) 595-1385..
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for sale.
For information, call Margaret at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863)
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County OrdinanceSec.
.. .0,11., .Vaccination -against rabies.
required and Okeechobee City
Ordinance 4--26, vaccinations. All
dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months
and older must be vaccinated
once a year by a licensed veteri-
narian against rabies with a Unit-
ed States Government approved.
vaccine. Animal licenses are pur-
Schased at the Animal Control facil-
ity with proof of current rabies
vaccination. For information, call
Animal Control at (863) 357-3225.
at the art center
Volunteers are needed to volun-
teer time at Raulerson Art and Cul-
tural Center, Inc., to help with
ceramics for days or evenings.
Raulerson Art and Cultural Center
is a non-profit organization and
proceeds will go towards local art
scholarships. For information, call
Kelly Raulerson at (863) 357-1199.
Ad Litem program
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be abused,
neglected or abandoned. If you
have as little as two hours per
week, then you can help. Guardian
Ad Litem volunteers are needed to
speak up for these children. Train-
ing for new volunteers will be held
in your area soon. Volunteers are
needed in St. Lucie, Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee counties.
Call the Guardian Ad Litem pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804 for infor-
mation and an application. Just
two hours of your time each week
will make a difference in the lives of
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good
daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single. Their
most important characteristic is
that they are caring individuals
who understand the problems
and needs of foster children.
Please contact Karissa Richards at
enrollment under way
The Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition is cur-
rently enrolling eligible children
into subsidized childcare. The pro-
gram is currently serving children
age birth to kindergarten age. Both
parents must be working or attend-
ing some type of school or training.
There is an income limit based on
family size. Call 1-(866) 273-6340
to be placed on the waiting list.
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Giveaway to help remodeling project
Hospice of Okeechobee is cur-
rently selling tickets on a high-end,
20-foot, 2006 Shearwater boat. The
boat provided by Lakeshore
Marine, comes complete with 150
horse power Suzuki engine and
aluminum trailer. Proceeds of this
benefit will be used for patient care
in Okeechobee including operating
hospice residence, The Hamrick
Home. The Hamrick Home will
provide a homelike setting for eight
patients with the ability to expand
to 12 if the need arises. Okee-
chobee has long awaited this ven-
ture and we need your help. Please
support their efforts by purchasing
tickets for this beautiful boat.
These tickets make great gifts.
Kim Collier of Collier Realty helped
the organization by purchasing a
book of tickets. Lynda Durrance of
Eli's Western Wear purchased tick-
ets which she gave to employees to
show her appreciation for their
hard work. Marie Culbreth gave
tickets as gifts. Hospice of Okee-
chobee would like to thank them
for their generosity.
Only 1500 tickets will be sold for
a donation of $50 each. Tickets are
available at Cowboys and Indians,
Don's Appliance, Eli's Western
Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet,
Hospice of Okeechobee,.
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900 Numbers 160
715 ACRES overlooking Lake
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CAT, Calico: Long Haired,
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DACHSHUND, small brown
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STUFFED TOY- Found on
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ZIPPO LIGHTER, engraved,
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DOG, Min. Schnauzer, light
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car accident on SR 80. RE-
WARD $1000 (407)718-0958
DOG, Min. Schnauzer, light
gray female, "Abby", was in
car accident on SR 80.
DOGS, Neutered male chihua-
hua & female beagle in Muse
area. (863)674-0874 or
PIT BULL- Female, spayed,
Fawn & white, 3 1/2 yrs.
Phillips Rd offof Rt. 80 since
Pug, tan & black, male, 18
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BLACK LAB- Male, approx
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CAT- 12yrs old, blk, w/whi
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CATS, (3) 8 mos. old males, 1
black/white, 1 white w/blue
eyes & 1 Siamese mix w/blue
KITTEN- Black & white & 1
Adult female cat, Black,
white & orange. Free to Good
KITTENS- 3, Tabby Calico,
Avail. 05/26/06. Not good
for small children.
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KITTENS, 3 It, Qijd homeiTi 1
female & 2 males. About 8 or
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KITTENS- 4 very cute, to good
homes only :'17.j.318. 3
ask for Bob.
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the planning and direction of
the church's education and
outreach programs. A
baccalaureate degree is
required.preferably in the
areas of Christian Education.
Pieat e niriei ume ir
1st United Methodist Church
Attn: Rev. Bruce Simpson or
200 N.W. 2nd St.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
or email resume to:
DRIVERS for Central Florida
Local & National OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
'hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
Drivers CDL A "Honey I'm
Great Pay & Benefits! Special
Orientation Pay for Exp. Driv-
ers! Paid Training for School
Grads! Cypress Truck Lines,
Drivers- OTR, Flatbed and
Reefer. Recent Average
$1,294-$1,523/week. No Ex-
perience? On the Road
HELPER NEEDED- for install-
ing Hurricane Shutters,
$10.00/hr to start, will train.
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
LEAD TEACHER POSITION
For Infant Classroom
Call Wendy at Faith Academy
PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED:Class A
Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs.
SUPERVISOR, Full Time
Competitive pay & benefits.
Must have a Class A CD
License. Port St. Lucie area.
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
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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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
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Must have a love for Children and the capability to meet
all childcare requirements. CDA/CDL a plus
Call MS. Kizz (18631357-1400
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
HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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Call Janet Madray, Circulation Manager
LYKES BROS., INC.
Has an immediate opening for a Purchasing
Agen t 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
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
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
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Drug Free Workplace M/F/D/V
Praxair, A World Leader in
Industrial Gases is now
hiring for various positions
in ourfill 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.
Utility Pipe Crews.
trabajadores para tuberia.
Starting @ $7.75
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items In
seeking someone with at
least 3 years experience in
the construction and/or
building material industry.
professionalism and an
outgoing personality a must.
Must be able to work closely
Excellent pay and benefits
Fax resume to
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED:
Class A CDL. For Wrecker &
Low Boy Semi's. Apply at BMJ
. TWing:419SW 2nd Ave.
We have immediate
openings for LPN's on
our home care team and
in the Hamrick Home.
FT, PT and Per Diem.
Come in to
Hospice of Okeechobee,
411 SE 4th Street,
or call 467-2321,
and ask for Brenda.
BABYSITTER NEEDED in Buck
Head Ridge Area for 41/ yr.
old child. Light Housekeeping
BASINGER AREA, P/T Horse
Exerciser: Experienced English
pleasure rider for exercising
horses needed 3 days a week.
Mornings only. Call M-F
Companion/Caregiver, for you
or loved one. Will do house-
keeping. Low rates & exc. refs.
Call Karen (863)763-2990
The Okeechobee News is seeking an Ad
Services Team Member. This is a part time
position that could lead to full time
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skills
Have good people skills
Be a team player
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: -
Quark or Pagemaker
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 I ,.: l Tr ; I ,, E I,.il O p, i'"' F Ir, i,,,lr
Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
-Medical and Life Insurance
401K Savings Plan
For an interview please call:
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440
The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL or PART TIME
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Generous time off program
Th7e Daily Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer
Driver & Front Office Person
needed for Medical Office in
Fax Resume to: 863-357-4539
Full Time Career Opportunity
for the right person. Bi-lingual a
plus. For an interview, please
call Jim at (863) 763-6500.
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work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
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these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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long distance toll costs. We
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reader of these charges in
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
Receive checks in as little as
60-90 days. $4,000+ a
month for 10-20 years from
an investment of $39,500 in
oil and gas wells.
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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698
children, etc. Only one sig-
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LLC. Established 1977.
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vice (800)733-5342. Speak
to a lawyer now! Protect
your Rights. No Fee. An ac-
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PHOTO ID CARDS'
Elliotts Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Luggage B-"-' 645u
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
, Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
I Stereo Equipment 710
Toys t Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
.3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON,
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian
(100) wooden, $75
DISH WASHER- Estate, Good
condition. Top basket need
to be replaced. $40.
FREEZER- Kenmore upright,
excellent condition, works
great. $125 (239)690-2055
REFRIGERATOR- White, Ken-
more 22 cu ft. Bottom freez-
er with ice maker, Exc cond,
$150. cash 863-357-3026
SM REFRIGERATOR- apt. size,
9 cu ft, GE, runs good, $35
READING A NEWSPAPER...
STOVE- Modern Whirlpool,
self cleaning oven, Good
WASHER & DRYER, Amana
washer & Kenmore Dryer.
$100 for both. (863)357-6315
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore,
white, great shape, $125
WASHER & DRYER, Used 4
mos. $200 or best offer.
(863)634-7109 ask for
WASHER- needs belt $50
Large capacity. Like new.
Moving, Paid. $1000. Asking
$475. Okee. 863-634-9620
COFFEE POT- 10 cup Farber
'Ware, like new, $20
ALL STEEL BUILDING SALE!
"Plus Free Bonus!" 20x32
Now $4100. 25x42 $6200.
30x52 $9800. 40x82
$18,400. Extensive range of
sizes. Ends/accessories op-
METAL ROOFING: 12 or more
sheets. $10. Some Free Scrap
Metal, Also Avail.-
ALUMINUM AWNING- 11,
Various sizes, 12' to 4', Ask-
ing $500 for all
CARPORT PIPE TRUSSES
(10) 21/2 in Diameter x 13.6"
CHAIN LINK GATE, 15ft. with
pusi & njnging hardware.
MEDICINE CABINETS (2),
wnile 3 shelves, towel bar,
rrirrore door. 30" x 16".
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Diret From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn.
aroundal Delivery Available.
Ton Free 1888)393-0335.
ROOFING PANELS Alum., 6,
5 a') O'x4', 1 @ 10'x18",
SHINGLES, (10) bundles 3-
30 1$75 (863)805-0272
WINDOW SILLS- (13 pc)ltal-
ian marble, 3/4" x 5" x 36",
wnt1e. $40 for all
,.SIGNS: (1) 4'x10' &
S(1 204.8'. $40 for both,will
BABY BLANKETS, $50 for all
or *ill separate.
CHILDREN TOYS, 3 boxes,
boys & girls, $30 will sell
PLAYPEN, Eddie Bauer Pack
nr Play w'vibration, bassinet,
ranging able & play center.
Lie new. 580 (863)763-4271
HARLEY DAVIDSON WEAR,
ladies .& mens all leather,
several ,iems, $800 for all or
will sell sep. (863)467-4253
PROM GOWN, Full length,
baby blue, size 20. Still has
tags on it. Paid $400, will sac-
rifice $175. (863)763-3451
STAMP COLLECTION $30 or
best offer. (863)467-6943
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Comic. late 80s early 90s
Exc. cond. $400 neg.
JEANS: Sears, Mens, 9 pairs,
36x29 & 36x30. Some new.
$90 for all, will sep.
MICKEY MANTLE: 1st. Home
Run Card, Stand & Plaque.
$28 will sep. (863)467-1484
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
DURON 1300- 12gb HD, 256
Mem, keybrd, mouse,
spkrs, Corel Draw 8, ex
cond. $239 (863)763-4376
LAPTOP, 1995 Toshiba
330CDX 64mb ram. $300
BED SET- Queen, Comforter.
Matching pair shams. Beige
background w/floral. $50.
DRESSER AND MIRROR-
w/matching sleigh bed, $200
BAR L-shaped with 2 bar-
stools. Wood and leather. 44"
high, 22" wide, 7' and 5'
lengths. $150 (863)612-9233
BEDROOM SET, 5-piece, baby
girl. Solid wood, white & pink.
Good condition. $650 email:
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
pc. w/Sealy Posturepedic
Mattress. Antique Beige Col-
or. $1000. (863)763-9410
BOOK SHELF $25 or best of-
BR SUITE- Ethan Allen, pine, 2
chest w/bookshelf, desk, 3
position bed, bunk, trundle,
twin $395 (863)675-7664
BR SUITE- Wicker, queen size,
headboard, nite stand, chest
BUNK BED- beautiful, custom
made, all in one, w/desk &
dresser, solid wood $750
BUNK BED, Twin, over desk,
steel frame, no mattress, like.
new. $100 (772)597-4305
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
3 shelves, 2-piece. $650
CURIO CABINET, Glass cas-
ing. Good shape. $160
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.
DINING ROOM SET, table w/6
chairs on coasters, beige,
w/brown print, $100.
DINING ROOM TABLE, 100
yrs. old, $1500 or best offer.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Armoire style. $400
Oak, 4 x 4. $35
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
HEADBOARD, Queen. Nice
shape, light wood in color.
LIFT CHAIR, electric and bat-
ter y powered tilue, 1,,:elleri
co ricritin 0
LOVESEAT, beige, cloth,
MATTRESS, BOX SPRING &
FRAME: King Size. $175 or
best offer. (863)675-61423
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
pair, $75 (863)675-4981 La-
RECLINER COUCH & LOVE-
SEAT- w/coffee table, $450
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Convertible & 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.
SLEIGH BED- complete, no
SOFA, 5 ft., fair condition. $25
TWIN BEDS, w/Simmons deep
sleep mattress & boxspring
& rails, $200.
AUTOMATIC Blue Belguim
Browning Baby. Stopped mak-
ing in 1968. Asking $400. Firm
12ga, like new, $400
Shop here first
The classified ads
GAZELLE- Tony Little, top of
the line, absolutely brand
new, 6 work out CD's $150
HARD CORE GYM cable sys-
tem, w/weights, flys,
down/up bars, legs, nice
$300 neg (863)697-2525
417 W.S. Park
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HOME GYM- 2 position, Wel-
der Pro 9940 asking $100,
Call Mac (863)675-3889
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
SWING, 2 seat, with cover.
Good condition. $50
(863)675-6556 after 3 p.m.
BLOOD PRESSURE MONI-
TOR- Digital, Wrist, Brand
new. Never been used.
ELEC MOTORIZED CHAIR-
Alante', 3yrs old, cost $5000
new will sell for $1400
ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
Sonic Pride Mobility, elec. lift.
Excellent cond., hardly used.
$1150 neg. (863)675-2596
SCOOTER- Rascal, motorized,
new bart., 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
Mi l eou s0
55 GAL. STEEL DRUMS- one
side open for burning $80 for
all will sell separately
ARCADE GAMES, ,(2), Miss
Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100 will sell
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. *Medical, *Busi-
ness, *Paralegal, *Comput-
ers *Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance. Com-
puter provided. Financial Aid
if qualified. Call
CANNING JARS- 12 dozen,
$25 for all (863)675-7306
DAVID BROWN MACHINE,
$1000 or will separate for
PEANUT WAGON Small,
stainless steel, runs on LP
as, real money maker,
WANTED HAMMOND ORGAN
models B3, 03, A-100's.
Buy, Sell, Trade, Hammonds
b 3 b uyer@aol. com;
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WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
COPIER- Konica 7033, comm.
with 3 drawers, duplicator,
sorter, collates, little used;
ARIFICAN GRAY- 1 yr old,
Learning to talk. Can be han-
dled. $500. (863)634-9228
BLUE EYED WHITE LION
HEAD BUNNY- $40
(863)675-4981 LaBelle area
CORGI PUPPIES, AKC, 8 wks.
Champion Bloodlines. $500.
Call (336)909-0740 or email:
JACK RUSSEL PUPS: Parents
on premises w/papers. $400.
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS
PUPPIES, AKC, $350. each.
NANDAY CONURE PARROT,
Male w/cage. $160
POMERANIAN PUPPIES, 1
male & 1 female, purebred.
RED NOSED PIT BULL PUPS:
$150 each. (863)763-2668
WEIMARANERS PUPS: AKC,
Champ. lines. All shots. Mom
on site. Conscientious Breed-
er. $700. (772)778-6849
Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", w/all hardware,
hoses & garbage disposal.
SOLAR PANELS (12), for hot
water heater. $600 or will
ABOVE GROUND POOL- 24FT
Round, all equipment Includ-
ed, good cond, $200
SEWING MACHINE- $25
CAR CD PLAYER, Pioneer
DEH-P47DH, Super Tuner,
Retail $300 Sell $200. (in
STEREO SYSTEM, Fisher, 5
disc CD changer, dual
cassette, etc. $300
TV, 19", color, no remote. $25
Zenith System 3 Space Com-
mand, 19", needs remote,
8-15ft LITTLE GIANT A
FRAME LADDER- $800
BISCUIT SYSTEM- Sears
Craftsman, router, 1.5HP,
$50 or best offer
CHAINSAWS (2) & STRING
TRIMMERS (6) Weedeaters,
Need work. $75 for all.
DRILL PRESS: $150.
HOBART STICK WELDER-
AC/DC, asking $500
PRESSURE WASHER- Sears,
2000 PSI, 6HP engine, $100
SAW- 10", Makita Laser, Slide
compound, Telescopic slide
stand. $500. 863-447-5649/
SAW- Craftsman 10" com-
pound radial. On table stand.
$200. 863-447-5649 or
SETTLING TORCH w/oxygen
hoses, cutting torch & braising
tip, $400. (863)763-9527
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with attachments, 4
HP, wet/dry, exc cond $30
TABLE SAWS, (2) Craftsman,
10", w/extensions & extra
blades. $199 for both.
NASCAR RACING WHEEL &
PEDALS- computerized for
Windows 95 or dos. $25 neg
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
419 W.S. Park
Wanted to Buy: Morgan Silver
Dollars and Old US Coins.
Single coins, accumulations,
entire collections. Littleton
Coin Company Since 1945.
Call (800)581-2646, e-mail
Mention code B8K920F.
,rtipliw 1 ,3
La shaping q.
Lawn &Garden 850
ORIGINAL BUSH HOG MOW-
ER, 5 Ft. Cut. Extra Heavy Du-
ry. Looks rough Culs good 3
HORSE, 8 yrs. old. Gelding
Good horse, great w/kids.
Moving must sell. $2000 or
best offer. (239)633-3649
PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand,
Barn & pastured, Not a be-
PONY Small Gray mare, 6
yrs old, rides & drives,
SADDLE, Bob Mjrsnrall 15 5"
tr,'li';L barrel. C iocolale
suede. 2 mos. old. $750 neg.
SADDLE; Bridle & Blanket.
$250 (863)675-4098 even-
34 TON LOG SPLITTER, $600,
TroyBilt Tiller 8hp, $600,
Lesco SS Pro Fertilizer
spreader $200 (2) Red
Max Trimmers $95 each,
(2) Echo Stick Edgers $75
each, 1 Red Max Back Pack
Blower $200, Black Max 80
gal 220 Air Compressor
$525, Miller ac/dc 220 amp
220 V, elec Stick Welder
$200, Triple lawn trailer
racks $50 (863)234-1230
FINISH MOWER, Bush Hog
Model FTH600, 5ft. wide, ex-
cellent condition. $1100 or
best offer. (863)763-5137
GRADER / SNOW BLADE, For
John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good condition. $100.
INT'L HARVESTER CUB CA-
DET #107, w/mower deck,
antique, exc. cond., $595.
JOHN DEERE GATOR- 6x4,
elec dump bed, motor just
tuned and serviced $1995
LAWN TRAILER: New, 3x4 Ft.,
Stainless Steel w/Balloon
Tires. $150. (863)357-5754
MOWER, 5ft. Bush Hog finish.
Excellent conditiondition. Side ds-
charge. $1100 or best offer.
RIDING MOWER, MURRAY,
42" Cut, 17.5 hp. Only 1 year
old. 6 spd. $700 or best offer.
RIDING MOWER, Yard King
w/grass catcher. 38" cut, 12hp
Briggs & Stratton engine. $275
RIDING MOWER, Yard Ma-
chine, 11.5hp, 30" cut. $400
ROTOVATOR- 6hp, Troy-
Blft,elec start, runs excellent,
$350 (863)763-9020 or
SNAPPER 30"- $500 Call
FAINTING GOATS (10), Re-
duction. $300 for all or will sell
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
N. of OKEE -2 Bdrm., 1 Ba.
2 mi. north of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st &sec. No Pets!
3:30pm, or email
New, 1/1 @ $750 & 2/1 @
$850. Lease, References,
OKEECHOBEE NEW 2BR/1BA
& 1BR/1BA for lease, in-
cludes water, stove, refrig-
erator, dishwasher. No pets
or smoking. Call Robert at
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, all
appliances, privacy fence &
patio, $1100 mo + $1100
OKEECHOBEE, 12.25 Acres
for rent @ $100 per acre. For
farm / agricultural use only.
Call 561- 69-1660/798-1960'
IN TOWN 2BR/2BA, New Appl.
W/D No-smoke env. Lawn ser-
vice. 'No dogs. $900, mo +
1st, last & sec. 941-504-3954:
KINGS BAY, 2BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, CBS home, W&D,
$1100/mo. + 1st, last & sec.
Okeechobee, 3BR/1BA, Ig liv-
ing rm, kit. & dining rm, 1
car garage, $849 mo. +
sec. Ref's req'd. Call Kamal
1561 792-9431 7am-10am
OKEECHOBEE Kings Bay,
3BR/2BA, pool & tennis avail.
Includes water & lawn service.
RIM CANAL, 2BR/1BA avail.
6/10, Furnished, water view,
dock, pool, tennis, no pets.
$1,100 mo. + 1st, last &
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.,prv tUih Hou.'Pooi.T&en-
-"s privileges Musl hike dos
,350 m (863)697-1867
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Land Sale 1040
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Out of State -
Property ar 5
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 Inl $209,900.
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)467-11967
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.
NEW 3/2/2 in Everglades Es-
tates. Quality Built. Screen
Porch. Sprinklers, Alarm Sys.,
Central Vac. Granite Kitchen.
Gas or Electric. $249,000.
ON TAYLOR CREEK 2 Houses
for the price of 1! .64 ac. Open
House Fri & Sat. $499,000
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA, CBS
home, quiet residential area,
new appliances, heat/ac, roof
& vinyl fence. Professionally
system, 2 fountains, Florida.
room, 2 sheds & carport.
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const., car-.
port, storage shed, $265k.
RIVERRUN RESORT: 3 Bdrm.,
2 Ba. 2002 Homes of Merit
w/lot. Carport. Nice quiet area.
HUNT ELK, Red Stag, Buffalo,
'hunting license $5.00; Sea-
son 8/25/06-3/31/07. We
have a No-Game-No Pay
policy. Book now! Days
Commercial Property, In front
of Kings Bay Sub-division,
on the side of 441. 2
acres more or less
SEBRING Sun N Lake Estates
40% BELOW MARKET LOTS
80'x125' lots $25-35,000;
Okeechobee-NE 3rd Ave
We Buy & Sell Land
Toll Free 1 -866-683-3347
ASHEVILLE, NC AREA HOME-
SITES Sneak preview of
Phase II on now. Just 25
miles from Asheville., Over 4
miles of crystal clear river-
front. Incredible mountain
views. Riverwalk, custom
lodge, nature trails. Call
Beautiful Lake Lots. Georgia's
finest hidden country area for
Fishing, Boating and a New
Golf Course on Pristine Lake
FL LAND BARGAINS. Opportu-
nities to own your own farm,
ranch woodland or lakefront
homestead. Old Florida at its
best! Still affordable! Call
GEORGIA BLAIRSVILLE IN
THE NORTH GEORGIA
MOUNTAINS. Land, Homes,
Commercial & Investment.
"EVERYTHING WE TOUCH
TURNS TO SOLD" Jane Baer
Industrial 60 miles East of
Tallahassee. 13,742 SqFt
block bidg, paved parking,
4BR 2 BA house, 7.3 AC.
CENTURY 21 Rankin Realty
Mountain Property! Interested
in buying property in the Blue
Ridge Mountains of NC? Call
Active Realty today at
(800)979-5556 or visit our
website at www.ActiveReal-
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
& Mountain Cabins, Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REAL--
TY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
E R T I E S
NEWI ALABAMA WATER-
FRONT 2 hours to Atlanta &
the Coast. Waterfront com-
munity with Incredible moss-
draped hardwoods. Planned
clubhouse, docks, & more.
1/2 to 3 acres from the
$50's. Minutes to historic
Eufaula. Call owner
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
C800)642-5333. Realty Of
murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing, Call
makes you a more infomed
and iereting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
ore more scessfull
Owner's Liquidation Sale by
Sealed Bid New homes and
acreage homesites in the
Blue Ridge Mountains of VA.
Sold "AS IS", 30-day close.
Restrictive Covenant Com-
munity. Deadline May 27th.
For details (800)420-2278
or visit www.Stoneridge-
PRIME ACREAGE AUCTION
11AM SAT., MAY 20 AR-
CADIA, FL. 1066 Ac+/- Of-
fered in 18 Parcels 2.7+/- to
118+/- Acres. Located in
Desoto County Close to SR
70 & US 17. Preview onsite,
Friday May 12, 2PM 6PM.
(800)257-4161 M.E. Hig-
genbotham, CAI, FL Lic#
LAKEFRONT Private lake-
front or view retreats. Rolling
hills, mild climate. 1 to over
40 acre sites from $40K. On
the border 90 min to Nash-
ville. Phase II selling now!
TN- Swan Ridge Lake Resort
on Dale Hollow Lake, a pri-
vate, gated community. En-
joy the bes] of 3D1h worldS ..
Lake-view and Mountain-
VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres with
frontage on very large pris-
tine creek, very private, ex-
cellent fishing, canoeing,
good access, near New Riv-
er Trail State Park, $39,500,
Western New Mexico Private
74 Acre Ranch $129,990
Mt. views, trees, rolling hills,
pastureland, wildlife, borders
BLM. Picturesque homesite
at 6,700' elevation. Horse-
'back riding, hiking, hunting.
Perfect family ranch, elec-
tricity. 100% financing.
LaBelle, '80, 24x56, 3br, 2ba
In Greai shape New Kil.
cabinmelS & tloor.110 000
OKEE. 12'x36' 1 Bdrm., 1 Ba,
10'x40' FL Room, 14'x24' car-.
port, Hot tub, New Kitchen, Ex-
cellent Landscaping, Adult
Park. Lot rent. $184.,
$18,000. Neg. (863)357-0060
OKEECHOBEE- 2br,2ba dbl
wide, Adult Park, Call
Okeechobee, Single wide '85,
2BR/1.5BA, Good condition,
on rented lot. $17,500
PALM HARBOR HOMES Fac-
tory Model Center LARGEST
in America! Modular and
SALE! Call for FREE Color
WATERFRONT w/Boat Slip.
2BR/2BA Dbl. Wide., Okeecho-
bee. Nice lot. Owner financing.
$179K. Cal 863-467-1967
L I aTITI Cl
AIR BOAT HAULLS- 2, Fiber-
lass. 1 comes with trailer.
1000. All offers considered.
BASS BOAT- '85, 17'.7", 150
Evinrude, Rebuilt approx 1 yr
ago, 30hrs All or[g. $2500.
CAROLINA SKIFF- '01, 17',
Excellent cond. Includes trailer,
70hp Suzuki 4 stroke motor.
$5900 neg. 863-634-2342
FOUR STAR CUDDY CABIN -
25ft, w/twin Yamaha salt wa-
ter fuel In. 250 hp 0/B's,
w/float on trailer, $12,000
JAVELIN- 17', 150 hp Mercury
motor. Trailer included.
$4500. or best offer.
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.
A secluded, private
ranch subdivision ,
offering beautiful '
vistas of pristine '
natural habitat -.
Offered In combinable 4060ac Tracts for discerning
homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts.
Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available.
wE uTWas 772-468-8306
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS,
'86, cold a/c, good transpor-
tation, can be seen at JJ Au-
to, $700. (863)946-3570
NEONS '96- (2) $800 FOR
NISSAN 200SX '96, 5 spd. In
good shape, clean Inside, runs
great, only needs a starter.
$1800 (863)673-4736 Jeff.
OLDSS INTRIGUE GLS- '2000,
Low mi, Leather, Loaded. All
power, Prem. wheels, Spoil-
er $9000. (863)697-2906
PLYMOUTH SUbNDANCE 1989
$800 or best offer.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
I auimb -iic
Fa nd Sale
I Pubic Noice
I Land Sale
PROCRAFT 1978, 140 HP
w/trlr, & 78 Challenger II, no
motor, both for $2500.
(863)467-5770 Must Sell
PROJECT BOAT, Mustang 24'
with metal cradle It sits on,
Need to move, Its in the way.
$500 neg. (863)612-9233
Sea Ox, 20', c/c, fish finder,
175 Suzuki, w/trlr., good
cond., $5700 or best offer.
DODGE '78, Working gas stove
and refrigerator, Inside lights
work. Good condition. $2000
WINNEBAGO JOURNEY DL 36
Ft., 2001, Diesel, Freight liner
chassis, 6 spd., Allison trans.,
2 slideouts, Loaded, Garage
kept. 24,500 mis. $105,000.
SEA-DOO BOMADIER, Runs
great, new trailer. $1000.
YAMAHA 550 '87, Wave Run-
ner w/trailer, runs.good. $575
AIRBOAT GRASS RAKE, fits
round nose fiberglass, hull,
Combee, big 0, etc.), $25.
APRILIA RS50 '03- eng.
swaped for a 250 2 stroke,
run and drives exc. $2500
GAS TANK- For Boss Hoss
Motorcycle. $150. or best
'offer. 863)447-5193 or
HONDA 250 Crusier, 2003,
90 mpg, excellent condition
$1800. Call (863)517-2077
HONDA MAGNA 1985, 700
CC's, 6 Spd.,- Runs great!
$2000. or best offer.
HONDA SHADOW V4 500 '85-
runs, needs work, $600 or
best offer, clear title
8 6 3) 6 1 2 0 0 9 0
YAMAHA TTR 125 2002,
Great shape. Well maintained.
Kick start, $1650, or best of-
YAMAHA TTR 225 2004,
Looks & luns like new.,
$1995. or best offer.
ATV TIRES & RIMS, Blackwa-
ter, Yamaha, rear, mounted.
Great for mudi $150 for both.
Call Rick. (239)410-3784b
ATV TIRES & RIMS, Sand
Shark, Yamaha, rear, mounted.
Great for sand! $150 for both.'
Call Rick. (239)410-3784.-- .
FOUR WHEELER, 110 Rocketa
BMX. $1300 or best offer.
SUZUKI 3-WHEELER, 1983,
.w/reverse. Runs great. $1000
WOODS JEEP, 4wd, auto.,
runs good. $1500
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks-1040
Parts Repairs 404.5
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
CHEVY MALIBU '97, Runs
good, needs some work. Ask-
ing $800 or best offer.
CHRY. NEW YORKER- '87-
good on gas, clean, must be
seen!! 3602 SE 23rd Ave
FLEETWOOD '92-2dr, SW edi-
tion, new starter, brakes &
headliner. Runs, looks great,
$2400 neg, (772)284-1194
FORD FOCUS '02, Green,
great condition. Manual trans-
mission, 31k. Must sell!
LINCOLN TOWN CAR '95,
Super deal, great gas mile-
age. $2500 (863)763-8149
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
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
New paint job. Needs trans-
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/Truck. Please call
FORD F350 DUMP TRUCK,
'80, $2500 or best offer.
BRONCO '90- 4x4, runs good,
prev police vehicle, $3800 or
est offer 863)697-1897
CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$750 (863)697-1350 or
BEDLINER for Ford F150
shortbed, exc. cond., $200.
BUGGY PARTS, 4spd. trans.,
new 121/2 ft. step-in frame &
4 tires with rims, 38x12.5x15.
$1000 neg. (863)673-1501
CHEVY CAVALIER RIMS, (4)
and Winston, winner gets tires
P215/60R/14, asking $150
Chevy truck bare cab and
short bed. 1985 with title.
$150 (772)359-2923 or
CONVERTIBLE TOP- Com-
plete, with motor. Fits '94
Saab 2 door. Great condi-
tion. $500. (863)697-0328
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must.
remove and haul $125
Heads and four barrel intake
for small block Chevy. $150
MIRRORS: Set, Stock, Electric
w/defrost. For 2004 Dodge
Truck, $100, (772,1201-5689
PONTIAC STRAIGHT 8 FLAT-
HEAD, engine & transmis-
sion. $1200 18631467-4328
POSI DIFF 8 5" GM $150 or
best offer Call
RIMS For S-10 truck, 18" x
7 1/2", brand new, never on
truck, asking $950.
Third Seat, brand new, for '99
Ford Expedition, $200.
TIRES (5) 17", Michelin,
Heavy Duty, for Dodge 2004,
8 lug. wheels. Less than 20K.
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Call (863) 467-8856
NOTICE OF WORKSHOP MEETING OFTHE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
HOLD A WORKSHOP MEETING ON THURSDAY, MAY 25,2008 AT 10:00 AM. AT
17429 NW 242ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE FL,34972 (FIELD OFFICE), THE PUR-
POSE OF THIS WORKSHOP IS TO DISCUSS PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE WA-
TER CONTROL PLAN. SOME OF THIS MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE
FIELD AWAY FROM THE DISTRICT SHOP. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN
THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE PRECEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT'S OFFICES BY CALL-
ING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429 NW 242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
(863) 763-4601 OR (863) 634-3166
134587 ON 5/17/2006
The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.
TRUCK CAP, Fiberglass, Fits
Ford F150 Ext. cab. Arizona
Desert w/tinted glass & sliding
UTILITY BED, lift gate, '82
Chevy truck, all apart. $400 or
best offer or trade.
CHEVY 3500 1990, 1 Ton,
Crew Cab, 8 Ft. Utility. Bed,
new paint & clean. $4750.
CHEVY '83, 1/2 Ton, 350 au-
to., 40k, needs work. $1000 or
best offer. (863)697-3805 or
CHEVY- '98, Ext cab, 4x4, Re-
built engine & Trans. Cold
A/C, $5500. or best offer.
DODGE, '78 WD, runs & looks
Seat, air, needs minor work,.
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spd., 4 cyl., 7K org. mls. Good
tires. Just needs a little TLC.
FORD F100, '83, auto, air,
300ci: new tires, two-tone
blue, I I. (863)697-3306
FORD F150 1992, Ext. Cab,
300, 6 cyl., 5 spd. Good work
truck. $1500. or best offer.
FORD F150 '97- V8, new mo-
tor/trans, 7" ii m35" tires,
step bars, gl xi s, brush
guard, chip, exhaust, rear
springs, sound system, tool
box, tinted. Great condition
FORD F150 XLT '91- runs &
-looks good, new :ires &
brakes, AC, tool box, long
bed, $2500 ,(863)467-7838
FORD F250 1989, 6 cyl, 4
sp, needs distributor,
FORD F250- '85 4<4. Runs
good. Has Super Swamper
tires. $1000. or best offer
NISSAN- '!94, Red, Chrome
wheels,-Bed liner, hitch.
Needs transmission. $500.
TOOL BOX- diamond plate,
good shape, inver $50
TOYOTA PU '88- 4X4, 5 SPD
with air, $2500
TRUCK BED- '95, F350, Dual
wheel. Excellent shape.
$500. or best offer.
FORD BRONCO, '94, blue, exc.
FORD EXPLORER '01, 5 spd.,
Pioneer CD/radio, p/w, p/l. Ex-
cellent condition. $5500 or
best offer. (863)467-4680
ARMY CARGO TRAILER- 5 ton
M105 single axle. 900x20
tires. $700. (863)675-1490
DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 14X7,
4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex-
tra heavy duty, elec brakes
EQUIPMENT TRAILER 20'-
ramps, tool box, goose neck,
2 axles $2200 or best offer
FLAT DECK TRAILER- 20ft, 6"
channel, heavy tandem axle
INTERSTATE 2006, 7x16, En-
closed, Rear Ramp, Dual Axel,
4 brakes. As New. $4800.
SINGLE AXLE TRLR- with a 9'
x 7' flat bed truck body on it,
hand winch, 2 5/16 ball.
$700 neg (863)697-9704
TRAILER, 16 ft. long, 14 ft.
loading space, 7 1/2 ft. wide,
2 toolboxes, loading ramp.
TRAILER, 42 Inches wide, 7 ft.
long, new tires, rims, lights &
hitch w/hand wench. $200
TRAILER, plywood deck 4x8,
tires 4.80 x 8, 1 7/8 coupler.
DODGE CARGO VAN-'92, 3/4
ton, White, Runs well,
$1200. 561-798-1960 or
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8,
sofa bed, tow pkg., 178k
miles, $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
GMC VAN 1986, New tires,
Needs transmission. $500.
Buying a car? Look hi the
classiflleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-