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Vol. 97 No. 143


Briefs


Basin boat ramp
may damage boat
Boaters are being urged to
avoid using the boat ramp
located in the back basin at the
Okee-Tantie Marina and Camp-
ground.
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) said
due to low lake levels, use of the
back ramp could damage a
boat. Also, it's doubtful that the
. lake level is high enough to
allow a boat to leave the basin
and enter the lake.
The sheriff's office did say,
however, that airboaters can
still safely use the ramp.
Boaters are urged to either
use the main ramps at Okee-
Tantie, or the ramps at Scott Dri-
ver Memorial Park.
Battlefield site
to be commemorated
A special event to commem-
orate the state's purchase of the
Okeechobee Battlefield will be
held Thursday, May 25, at 11:30
a.m. at the Okeechobee Battle-
field site at 3501 S.E. 38th Ave.
Also on hand will be officials
from both the city and county of
Okeechobee, State Representa-
tive Richard Machek (D-78),
dignitaries from the Seminole
Tribe and officials from the
Department of Environmental
Protection.
Representatives from the
Seminole Tribe will also present
a historical document that was
written by Colonel Zachary Tay-
lor and described the battle.

Briefs

Students say
their goodbyes
The first grade teachers
would like to thank-everyone
who helped this year. The stu-
dents are looking forward to
awards and going to the
movie on Friday. Remember
to continue to read with your
child this summer.
Page 3
Tampa Lightning
re-signs Richards
The Tampa Bay Lightning
began what figures to be an off-
season of change by ensuring
their future includes Brad
Richards.
The 2004 Stanley Cup play-
offs MVP signed a new five-year,
$39 million contract instead of
opting to become a restricted
free agent on July 1.
Sports, Page 5

Drought Index
Current: 576
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.84 feet

Lake level
LastYear:
14.24 feet
(SOURCE:
Soulh Florida
Walei Management District.
Dephl given in feet above sea
level.)

Index
Classifieds . . . .9-11
Com ics ............8
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . . . .9
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion ............4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports . . . . . . .5
TV .............. 10
Weather . . . . . .2
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Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Scott Fraser, director of the Real Life Children's Ranch, stands in front of the Homestead
Home on Monday, May 22, that is undergoing repairs from normal wear and tear cou-
pled with damages during the last two seasons of hurricanes.

Ranch readies for storm season


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Scott Fraser, director of the
Real Life Children's Ranch, like so
many residents of Okeechobee is
not looking forward to the hurri-
cane season slated to start on
June 1. But he is prepared.
"I've reviewed our hurricane
preparedness manual and we are
storing fuel for our generators
and are doing all we can to be
ready for this hurricane season,"
he said on Monday, May 22.
Hurricane season officially
begins June 1.
He said he just heard the pre-
dictions for the 2006 hurricane
season for which the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) predict-
ed 13 to 16 named storms, with
eight to 10 becoming hurricanes,
of which four to six could
become major hurricanes of cat-
egory three strength or higher.
"Hopefully, we won't get hurt
again this year," he said with a


Commission



is facing


short agenda


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers will face a relatively short
agenda of noncontroversial
items when they meet Thurs-
day.
The board will hear com-
ments from Gordon Jernigan
concerning the Single Family
Mortgage Revenue Bonds
First Time Homebuyer Pro-
gram. Mr. Jernigan represents
the Escambia County Housing
Authority. In the past, the
county has participated in
other bond programs spon-


scored by that organization.
Maureen Burroughs of
Okeechobee Main Street will
be presenting the second
quarter update and financial
statement for her organiza-
tion. Among future plans for
Main Street are a Top of the
Lake Art Fest to be conducted
in the first quarter of 2007.
The organization is develop-
ing plans for a Halloween cel-
ebration, Jimmy Osceola Day,
Seminole Indian Pow Wow
and an additional mural proj-
ect for the downtown area.
Main Street also plans to
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Rosle Brennan, administrative assistant, takes a break
from her work at the Real Life Children's Ranch on May
22. She Is a former resident of the ranch.
hint of optimism in his voice. damage totaling about $135,000
Counting back to 2004, Mr. to buildings and property. The
Fraser said the Ranch was in the Federal Emergency Management
path of both hurricanes Frances
and Jeanne and suffered severe See Ranch Page 2


Dike meeting to address


the concerns of residents


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
For the last few weeks, a
report on the condition of the
Herbert Hoover Dike has caused
some alarm among people living
around the lake. The report, gen-
erated by a panel of independent
state hired experts, using U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers (COE)
supplied data draws some dire
conclusions.
At a public meeting to be held
Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee County Civic Center on
U.S. 98 N. area residents will be
able to ask the experts if the situ-
ation is really that dire.
The meeting is being spon-
sored by the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Office of Emergency Manage-
ment.
As he has been doing in other
such meetings around the lake,,


Steve Duba, chief of engineers
for the COE's Jacksonville district
will be on hand to answer ques-
tions about the integrity of the
dike.
Mr. Duba has stated in the
past that the public should be
made aware of the situation but
that he did not want to cause a
panic. He does not necessarily
agree with some of the conclu-
sions drawn by the report. He
has stated that it does not take
into effect the rigorous inspec-
tion and maintenance program
of the COE.
Representing the South Flori-
da Water Management District
(SFWMD) will be Deputy Execu-
tive Director George Home, who
is in charge of operations and
maintenance.
Officials from the City of
Okeechobee and Okeechobee
County are also expected to be


in attendance.
The report predicts that the
dike has a 50 percent chance of
failure within the next four years.
It also predicts a I-in-6 chance of
dike failure with each year that
passes.
Evidence in the report would
seem to indicate that the area of
greatest concern is the eastern
and southern portions of the
dike.
"With the amount of surveil-
lance and attention paid to this
lake, I don't know how we could
get into that situation (dike fail-
ure)," Steve Sullivan, a COE proj-
ects manager who oversees
maintenance of the dike, was
quoted by the Associated Press.
Mr. Sullivan added that lake
levels are reduced before hurri-
cane season. He did concede
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Repairs to begin
It appears that progress is being made toward getting
the railroad crossing on County Route 15-B repaired.
Electronic signs at both ends of C.R. 15-B warn
motorists that the road will be closed June 5-11. Cur-
rents plans call for the repair of C.R. 15-A shortly after
the repairs on C.R. 15-B are completed.


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Deputy Voss said the man refused
to come out.
"The dog worked extremely
hard to find him," said Deputy
Voss.
Once K-9 Rex found the man,
he then engaged him.
The man allegedly received an
injury to the inside of his arm in
the bicep area.
The investigation into the
alleged theft of the Blazer is con-
tinuing.


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Independent Newspapers of Florida/MaryAnn Morris
One-year-old Miniature Zebu, Prissey, (right) gets a face!
wash from her 7-month-old cousin (left). At 7 months, a full-
size cow is bigger than a Zebu.


Cows

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Nothing definite is known as to
the ancestry ,or original habitat of
Zebu cattle. However, Zebu cattle
are known to be one of the oldest
breeds of cattle, possibly dating
back as far as 3000 B.C. In South-
ern India, which is one of the prin-
cipal cattle-raising districts of all
India, there exist cattle known as
the "Nadudana" or small cattle. A
few of these were imported in the
1920s for zoological gardens in the
country.
In the earlier years, all livestock
breeds were much smaller than
they are today for economic rea-
sons. Refrigeration was not gener-
ally available in homes or stores
until World War II.L
Fresh farm products were not
available in stores in smaller com-
munities. Also, the smaller live-
stock that were mainly under the
care of the housewife and children
required less feed during a time
when hay and grain was either
hand harvested or harvested by
horse teams.
Smaller livestock required less
fencing and could easily be teth-
ered out for grazing., Less barn
space was needed and the barn
cleaning went out in the garden.
Most importantly, a small cow did
not produce more milk than the
family could use. And, at butcher-.
ing time, the smaller carcass was
not overwhelming to preserve by
salting, brining and canning.
In small towns and in larger
cities all over the country these
small cows were to be seen teth-
ered out on roadsides and in


vacant lots during the day and
taken to a small backyard shed at
night for the evening milking. In
those days, families produced
what they needed for their table,
and any extra could readily be sold
or traded; or, they went without.
Eventually, affordable refrigera-
tion replaced the ice-box and the
spring-house, and fresh farm prod-
ucts could be purchased at the gro-
cery store. The small livestock
began to disappear all across the
country as home-grown food was
replaced by mega-dairies and com-
mercial farms.
But the wheel always turns and
today people are returning to small
acreage, many of whom wish to
have a more rural lifestyle and to
produce some of their food free of
antibiotics, hormones, pesticides
and all the their products that
make their way into the modern
food chain. T e time for smaller
livestock has returned for exactly
the same reasons that they were
kept in the beginning.
Miniature milk cows and many
beef breeds'and be' purchased
today. Most breeds are between 36
and 42 inches tall at the shoulder
and generallyweigh less than 1,000
pounds. Mini milk cows will give
up to two-and-one-half gallons of
milkaday,
Mini oxen can be trained to pull
a wagon a small plow.
There are many plusses to mini
cows.
"With her horns, I never have to
worry about someone coming in
my gate when I'm not home," said
Jean. "They aren't sure what she'll
do."


Youth

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west of Florida's National Guard
base, Camp Blanding, in Central
North Florida. However, she will
consider any offers for transporta-
tion from the community.
The Florida Department of
Children and Families is paying for
the event.
Interested youth and adults
may contact Mrs. Marone at (863)
462-0040, vmarone@nhtcinc.org,
or Mary Johns at (863) 634-4383,
mwjohns@ictransnet.com.
The leadership camp will
focus on the life skills and drug
awareness necessary for the
youths to become proficient at
communicating the ill effects of
substance abuse to their peers
and help to dissuade them from
abusing substances.
"They will learn in a classroom
setting and become peer educa-
tors," Mrs. Marone said.
The youths will learn leader-
ship skills, hone their speaking
skills and learn how to tell their
peers to stand up for themselves
and say no to alcohol and drugs.
Mrs. Marone added that the
youths will return to the commu-
nity and make substance abuse
prevention presentations at local


churches, during after-school
programs and at community
youth organizations. -
What triggered the step in the
direction of a peer-to-peer educa-
tion program was a risk assess-
ment and protective factors study
conducted by Ken Kenworthy at
the Okeechobee Public School
District that related to youth sub-
stance abuse.. The report was
made available to the OSAC,
which comprises members from
the school district, churches, law
enforcement and mental health
agencies in the community.
"While all of the results are not
in yet they are currently being
compiled we felt there was. a
big enough need to: do this pro-
gram," Mrs. Mlarone said
This is the first such program
in Okeechobee.
'The vision of OSAC is as fol-
lows: "Working together to save
minds and lives by eliminating
substance abuse in Okeechobee
County."
The OSAC will hold an open
meeting on Tuesday, June 13,
11:30 a.m., at the Church of the
Nazarene Fellowship Hall, 425
S.W. Second St. Lunch will be pro-
vided and interested people
should R.S.V.P. by June 9 to Mary
Johns at (863) 634-4383.


News Briefs

You can help with stormwater plan
OKEECHOBEE The City of Okeechobee and Okeechobee Coun-
ty are jointly involved in preparing a stormwater master plan to deal
with the overall drainage situation in the county, and they need your
help.
Residents are being asked to fill out a simple six-question form
describing drainage problems with which they are familiar. Additional
comments can be added.
The forms can be picked up at Okeechobee City Hall, 55 S.E. Third
Ave.; the Okeechobee County Annex, 499 N. W. Fifth Ave.; and, the
South Florida Water Management District, Okeechobee Service Center
at 205 N. Parrott Ave., Suite 201.
Completed forms can be returned to the above locations or e-
mailed to www.co.okeechobee.fl.us. The deadline for submission of
forms is Jun 15.

Meeting on dike slated
OKEECHOBEE An informational meeting on the Herbert
Hoover Dike will be held Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 N.
Speakers will include representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, the Florida Department of Emergency Management, Okee-
chobee County Emergency Management office and community lead-
ers.
For information, call the Okeechobee County Emergency Manage-
ment office at (863) 763-3212.

Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business own-
ers located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which is the
target district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are urged to
participate.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of concern
to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-
streetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

Business cards needed
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Board of County Com-
missioners is compiling a collection of material, including business
cards, to be placed in a time capsule in front of the new Okeechobee
County Judicial Center.
The deadline for submitting business cards is June 1.
Those interested in participating can mail their business cards to the
Okeechobee County Administrator's Office, Room 106, Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 106 N.W Second St., Okeechobee, Fla. 34974; or,
take them to Vicki Smith in the county administrator's office.


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Valerie Marone, with the Okeechobee Substance Abuse
Coalition, is seeking 25 youths and two alternates to attend
the Camp Blanding Youth Leadership Camp. She spoke at the
Community Collaborative Council at the Okeechobee Public
School Board office on Tuesday, May 23. Programs at the
camp will teach youth to act as peer educators on the topic
of substance abuse for fellow students. OSAC is also looking
for adult chaperones for the camp that will run June 27-30.


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GCS students search for truth in North Carolina


By Ashley Hickox
Special to the Okeechobee News
On April 24, 2006, ten students
from the Grace Christian School
Middle School and Upper School
traveled to Andrews, N.C. to Snow-
bird Wilderness Outfitters. Snow-
bird Wilderness Outfitters or,
(SWO) is an extreme outdoor
recreation camp. Their Statement
of Faith: "Our mission is to use out-
door recreation as a vehicle for
reaching students with a clear pres-
entation of the Gospel of Christ,
and to create a unique forum for
teaching and discipleship." While
attending this week-long camp,
GCS students were challenged to
push themselves to the extreme. At
SWO they take recreation serious-
ly. Their campground is packed
with high-adventure recreation,
including cable swings, zip lines,
and climbing elements. Students
participated in events such as the
three-man swing that begins with a
60 foot drop and then accelerates
up to almost 3 "Gs".
Another challenge was the
Goliath swing which began with a
15 foot free fall from 47 feet above
ground. The students also partici-
pated in whitewater rafting,
repelling down a 100 foot cliff,
horseback riding, and caving.
Many of the excursions were per-
ceived by some of the students as
too difficult, claiming they 'can't do
it' though the counselors reminded
us of Philippians 4:13" I can do all
things through Christ, who


strengthens me."
For me personally caving was
the most memorable. Imagine if
you will, to get into the cave you
had to climb into a tunnel no more
than three feet wide and crawl
down into muddy darkness. Upon
entering the cave you were in a big
open room with rushing water at
your feet. While standing in a pud-
dle of water inside the mouth of the
cave we went over safety rules,
turned on our headlamps and we
were off. Corey, one of the SWO
counselors was our leader. He lead
us through an underground maze
of mud filled pits, stalactites, stalag-
mites, boulders, bats, and tight
spaces. It was cold, clammy, and
strangely wonderful. Every second
was amazing! At one point we
were in a section of the cave called
the 'mud room' where we were
sloshing around in nothing but
mud up to our chests.
Half way into the cave we
stopped in a room full of big boul-
ders and we all sat down and
turned off our headlamps. We
were in complete and utter dark-
ness. Spencer, another SWO coun-
selor that was with us, explained
that there are only two places in the
entire world that are complete 100
percent darkness under water and
in caves. Spencer told us when you
hear about how Christians had to
meet in caves to worship or how
they had to hide out so they would-
n't be persecuted for just being a
Christian they met in places like
this. Whenever I thought about


people having to meet in caves I
always thought about people sit-
ting around a warm campfire at the
mouth of a huge open cave. But it
was there that I realized that when
these brave Christians met, they did
it in places like this. They were
cold, muddy tight spaces with
Christians who were meeting hav-
ing to be as quiet as possible risk-
ing their lives to worship. I thought
about all the things I take for grant-
ed, living in America where I can
openly confess my Christianity and
love for God without having to
even think about the repercus-
sions, because there are none. For
the first time in a long time I was
truly grateful and thankful for all
the brave people who have fought
to keep this country free, and let
me believe whatever I choose. Cav-
ing was definitely a once in a life-
time experience.
In addition to the various excur-
sions, the main focus of the trip to
SWO was to seek and learn more
about God. Twice daily, in the
morning and the evening we met
with Brody Holloway, senior pastor
of SWO to worship God through
song and bible study. Brody shared
with us a few valuable things in
scripture and because of his down
to earth and rustic teaching style
we were able to connect and com-
municate with him on a personal
level. He explained Psalms 23:6,
"Surely goodness and mercy will
follow me all the days of my life
and I will dwell in the house of the
Lord forever." This particular scrip-


ture does not mean bad things will
not happen, it simply means that
God's mercy and grace will still be
extended to us. He later went on to
explain that in Romans 9:23 the
purpose of God's mercy is so we
will know the power of His charac-
ter and glory, which is justice and
righteousness. Brody pointed out
that our knowledge of God is not
based on how much time you
spend helping the church but
knowledge comes out of how
much you study. In essence, our
faith in God is rested in the knowl-
edge of God. In our final service at
Snowbird he left us with a more to
think about'. Romans 8:28 says,
"And we know that all things work
together for good to those who
love God, to those who are called
according to His purpose." All
things work together for good. We
know that God's good is 100 per-
cent pure, that God is unchanging.
We do not know like God does, but
we need to have faith that we
know God will take care of us. All
in all, our trip to SWO was a most
memorable one, the experiences
and life lessons we shared as a
class brought us closer not only as
Classmates, but as Christians shar-
ing the love of God. I believe I
speak for not only myself but the
entire class in thanking Mr. Guglich
and the staff at SWO for arranging
such an awesome experience for
us.


Community Events


Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be held
Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

ACS walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping with
the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year, which is
Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer survivor or would
like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie Mullins at (863) 634- -
4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.


Salvation Army offers financial help
If you are in a financial bind due to a crisis, call the Salvation Army -
Okeechobee Service Unit office at (863) 763-6020 and leave your name
and phone number. Calls are returned Monday through Friday. Help is
available for referrals, rent, electric, water or sewer, prescriptions and
other necessities of life. Appointments are on the first four Thursdays of
each month, from 1:30 until 4 p.m.

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers a
continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7 until 8 p.m.
Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity to "purchase"
items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not be held during the
month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-6320.


Obituaries


Harry VBranham *
Harry V. Branham, of Lake-
port, age 80, died Sunday, May 21,
2006 at Raulerson Hospital. He
was born Jan. 30, 1926, in Jenk-
ins, Ky. and lived in Lakeport for
19 years. He served in ihe U.S.
Navy and is a meriber of the
Maple Grove Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his
brother, Robert Dean Branham.
He is survived by his wife of 53
years, Elsie Branham of Lakeport;
his sons, Rex Branham of
Edmond, Okla., James V.
(Paulette) Branham of South
Gate, Mich., and William Lee
(Barbara) Branham of Aurora,
Colo.; daughter, Judy Ann Bran-
ham of Edmond, Okla. In addi-
tion, he is survived by six grand-
children and one great
grandchild; his sisters, Christine
Dye of Pikeville, Ky.' and Rosa Lee
Webb of Mobile, Ala; and sister-
in-law Kathy Branham of
Pikeville, Ky.
The family will receive friends
from 11 until noon, Thursday,
May 25 at the Maple Grove Baptist
Church, 120 East, S.R. 78, N.E., in
Lakeport. Services will follow at
noon with Pastor Scott Garvin
officiating. Interment will be at
Ortona Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Jose Ruben Nunez
Jose Ruben Nunez, age 92, of
Okeechobee, died Monday, May
22, 2006. Mr.
Nunez was
born April 18, .
191-4 in Aram- *
berv, Nuevo
Leon, Mexico.
He married
Adela Cortez
de Nunez in ,DaidNne
1944 and came
to Okeechobee Jose
from Mexico in RubenNunez
1965.
Mr. Nunez is preceded in death
by his wife, Adela Cortez de
Nunez and son, David Nunez.
He is survived by six daughters
and four sons, Josefina (Nicolas)
Castillo, Pablo (Carmen) Nunez,
Alma (Raul) Rodriguez, Rosa
(Crespin) Martinez, Tomas
(Juanita) Nunez, Noemi Nunez,
Rene (Lupe) Nunez, Jose Ruben
Nunez, Jr. (Theresa Douglas),
Sylvia (Freddie) Martinez, Anna
(Richard) Jimenez; 72 grandchil-
dren; 117 great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation will be from 4 until
7 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.
Thursday, May'25, at Bass Okee-
chobee Chapel with Rev. Raul


Rodriguez officiating. Interment
will follow at Evergreen Ceme-
tery.
Those unable to attend may
sign the guest book at:
www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com. All arrangements
are entrusted to the loving care
of Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Home and Crematory.

Issac Thomas
Callaway
Issac Thomas Callaway, age
72, of Okeechobee, died Sunday,
May 21,2006 at the Okeechobee
Health Care Facility. He was born
Feb. 14, 1934 n Fayette County,
Ga. He retired as a sales/service
rep from AGFA and later worked
for the SFWMD in the water
quality lab.
He is survived by his sister,
Anne Jones (Charles) Robertson
of Jonesboro, Ga.; nieces and
nephews, Bobby (Rosemary)
Jones of Morrow, Ga., Sheila
(Barry) Jones of Stockbridge,
Ga., Shirley (Tommy) Davis of
Tyrone, Ga., Everette (Judy) Col-
son of Fayetteville, Ga., Michael
Colson of Flowery Branch, Ga.,
Donald Colson of California, and
Weyman (Carmen) Callaway of
Anchorage, Alaska.


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The family has decided not to
hold visitation or services at this
time.
In lieu of flowers, the family
has requested that donations be
made in Issac's name to your
favorite charity.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Cremato-


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ALLIGATORS: Could someone check to see what the law is con-
cerning killing gators, if you, or family, or animals are in some type of
danger? Does it make a difference if you are licensed and carry a
weapon, if you end up killing one? I don't mean just walking up and
killing one. I mean if anyone is in danger of a gator. (Editor's Note:
According to state statute 372.663 (1) It is unlawful to intentionally
kill, injure, possess, or capture, or attempt to kill,, injure, possess, or
capture an alligator or other crocodilian, or the eggs of an alligator or
other crocodilian. Any person who violates this section is guilty of a
felony of the third degree. Also, if you are in imminent danger of being
attacked by an alligator you may defend yourself. However, if you are
caught harming the animal you will be prosecuted and will have your
day in court, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission.)

IMMIGRATION: Who do these people think they are, demanding
we do this or that? Their mentality has been expressed in this column
with statements like: Who would pick the fruits and vegetables, etc.?
How did we survive before they got here?

CELL PHONES: People driving and talking on a cell phone have no
regard and respect for anyone else on the road. Why? Because they
can't think rationally while talking to someone and only focusing on
that thing; Why do they get in the passing lane that has a 45 mph speed
limit, and drive 20 mph. Did you ever see one stopped by a policeman?
But you dart around them and back in front of them and. if a policeman
is around you will get a warning or a ticket for reckless driving.

T-BALL: How can a ball team be undefeated if they don't keep
score in T-ball? (Editor's Note: We were told that they are now keep-
ing scores and records for T-ball. This is the first year that they have
done so.)

ILLEGAL WORKERS: The illegal hires; start at the top and arrest the
person or persons that pay the bills for these illegal workers. Make it
their responsibility or they can hire a lawyer to check out each person.

LETTER: True words spoken like a true American, with the letter to
the editor that was written May 22 from Mr. Hucherson.

RESPONSE: In response to Mr. Hucherson's letter to the editor, who
are you? Are you a Native American? If not, then you are not supposed
to be here either.

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Community Events

Church schedules Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W32nd 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-
tioh forms may be downloaded at www.oakviewbaptist.org, or
picked up at the church office. For information, call (863) 763-1699.

April Brown (Yates) benefit will be June 24
A memorial benefit has been scheduled for April Brown (Yates)
on Saturday, June 24, from noon until 4 p.m. at Good Spirits, 245
U.S. 441 S.E. Spaghetti dinners will be $5 per plate. There will also
be a live band, karaoke and an auction to help raise funds for funer-
al expenses. A trust fund has been set up at Big Lake National Bank.
For information, call April Selph at (863) 447-1141.

Realtors host benefit links tourney
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will host their annual
golf tournament on Saturday, June 24, at 8 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Okeechobee High
School Scholarship Fund and Habitat for Humanity. The Board of
Realtors is looking for teams, sponsors and anyone interested in
donating a door prize. Call J.D. Mixon for details at (863) 763-0999.

Reunion planned for '60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, 4276
U.S. 441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. There will be a
special tribute for Johnny Mack Kinsaul If you are a member of a
class from 1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For information, call
(863) 763-6464 or (863) 763-8865.




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Guest Commentary


CHC's doors are open to everyone


By Molly Ferguson
Anyone who is concerned
about the growing numbers of
our friends, neighbors and loved
ones who have no health insur-
ance and no place to go for health
care should know there is a solu-
tion. A nationwide network of
federally-supported health care
providers called Community
Health Centers (CHCs) open their
doors to anyone, whether they
have insurance or not. They pro-
vide quality primary health care at
a cost that people can afford.
Because they've made such a


difference in communities over
the last 40 years, some members
of Congress are working hard to
make sure the program keeps
going.
Because each health center is
grounded in its local community,
no two health centers are alike.
But they share one thing in com-
mon: they are all run by patient
majority community boards. This
"patient democracy" ensures that
patients don't just pay, they also
have a say in how their health
care is delivered to meet local
public health needs.
While conventional wisdom


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group 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 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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 (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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 ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
tion.
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.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-
0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or
(863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this
group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available from 9 a:m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. '
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregwer 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, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-
2321.
Friday
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 information, 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.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It will be 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.
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 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.
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.
Saturday
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.
Sunday
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.



Community Events

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 this
location.

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.

Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Saturday,
June 17, at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The tournament will
get underway at 8a.m. Tournament format will be a four-person scram-
ble, make your own team. The entry fee will include green fees, prizes
and a barbecue. Proceeds from the tournament will help defray medical
expenses incurred by Mr. Allison. For information or to enter, call (863)
763-1921, ext. 11. The deadline 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 registered 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.


may suggest that putting the
patients in charge might drive up
the cost of health care, the results
on the front lines of public health
have been precisely the opposite.
The health care delivered at a
health center is more cost-effec-
tive and results-driven than any-
where else. That is why health
centers have earned the highest
possible performance rating on
the government web site:
www.expectmore.gov
We are grateful that U.S. Rep-
resentative Mark Foley has spon-
sored bipartisan bill (HR 5201)
that ensures health centers and


their community boards will be
able to continue their mission
well into the future:
So often we read in the news
about what is going wrong with
health care the same ink
should be devoted to what is
going right. And the public
deserves to know that some of
their elected leaders are investing
in affordable health care solutions
that work.
(Editor's Note: Molly Fergu-
son, is the director of program
development for Florida Commu-
nity Health Centers, Inc., in West
Palm Beach.)


Community Events

Okeechobee Main Street to meet
Okeechobee Main Street will meet Wednesday, May 24, at noon
for a general membership luncheon at the Brahma Bull Restaurant,
2405 U.S. 441 S.E.

Learning group panel to meet
The finance operations committee of the Early Learning Coalition
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 Coalition
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 Fort
Pierce. ,

Coalition committee will meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indi-
an 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.

Meeting on dike slated
An informational meeting on the Herbert Hoover Dike will be
held Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civic
Center, 1750 U.S. 98 N. Speakers will include representatives of the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida Department of Emergency
Management, Okeechobee County Emergency Management and
community leaders. For information, call the Okeechobee County
Emergency Management office at (863) 763-3212.

Venus Ministries meeting planned
Venus Ministries will meet Thursday, May 25, at the Venus Club-
house, located off of 731 and Clubhouse Road, beginning at 6 p.m.
The program will include gospel music, including the Celebration
Singers from Okeechobee, food and fellowship. The special guest
speaker will be Mary Lanier.

CIS plans Skate Bash
Communities In School's next teen-event is a Skate Bash to be
held Friday., May 26; a the Okeechrobee Skate Park, 300 N.%W Sixth
Ave., from 6 until 10 p.m. The cost is $5 per-sitdent. There will be
great music, food, best trick contest and inflatables. For information,
call (863) 462-5863.

Youth group sponsors dinner
Smoked chicken dinners.will be available for a donation of $6
each at the Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., on Saturday, May
26, beginning at 11 a.m. It is being sponsored by the church's youth
group. Dinners will include green beans, scalloped potatoes, rolls
and pound cake. To order, call (863) 763-4127 or (863) 467-1750, for
delivery or carry out. Deliveries will be limited to within the city lim-
its.

Wind damage topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, May
*27, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Karla Lenfesty,
windstorm mitigation program specialist with the St. Lucie County
Co-operative Extension Service. The topic will be the windstorm
damage mitigation training and demonstration center at the St Lucie
hurricane house and how homeowners can protect their property.
For information, call Karla Lenfesty at (772) 462-1660.

Blood mobile to be in Okeechobee
The Florida's Blood Centers blood mobile will be at Wal-Mart,
2101 S. Parrott Ave., on Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
All donors will receive a $10 Wal-Mart gift card and a T-shirt. For
information, call Deah Spires at (863) 382-4499.

Reunion and Cleanup Day slated
The annual Fort Kissimmee Cemetery Association Reunion and
Cleanup Day at the Avon Park Bombing Range will be held Saturday
and Sunday, May 27-28. The cleanup is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.
on Saturday. The reunion will be Sunday at 11:30 a.m. with a cov-
ered dish dinner. Camping is allowed for the weekend and is encour-
aged. For information, call Jimmie Howell at (863) 467-0981.

Putt-putt tourney aids KOA Kid Camp
The third annual Good Habits and Old Spirits Putt-Putt Golf Tour-
nament 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
entries will be accepted after 12:30 p.m. Play will begin at 2 p.m. The
format will be blind draw, two-man scramble. The 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.

Women's ministry plan fashion show
Women's Ministry of Resurrection Life Church, 1803 S.W. Third
Ave., will host a "GLitz and Glam" fashion show and luncheon on
Saturday, June 3, from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost is $15 per per-
son and tickets must be purchased in advance. For information, call
(863) 763-7770.

Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual sum-
mer 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) 763-4630.

Healthy Start group will meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, June 7, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at 575 S.W
28th St. their office is located in the New Endeavors High School
building. The meeting is open to the public. The Healthy Start Coali-
tion is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for plan-
ning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants.
For information, contact Executive Director Kay Begin at (863) 462-
5877.






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FHP to be out in force Memorial Day weekend


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Highway Patrol will be out in
force during the 96-hour Memor-
ial Day holiday weekend which
begins on Friday, May 26 and
extend through midnight, Mon-
day, May 29. The Florida High-
way Patrol will be participating
in three distinct traffic enforce-
ment operations during this peri-
od: Operation C.A.R.E. (a Com-
bined Accident Reduction Effort
involving all 50 state police/high-
way patrol organizations); All-
American Buckle Up Week (May
22-29); and the highly publicized
Click It or Ticket mobilization
campaigns (May 14 June 4). All
three campaigns focus on saving
lives, preventing injuries and
reducing property damage asso-
ciated with motor vehicle traffic
crashes.
During last year's Memorial
Day holiday period,. 44 people'
were killed in 42 fatal traffic
crashes; 36 percent of these fatal
traffic crashes were alcohol-
related; and 57 percent of those
killed in vehicles normally
equipped with safety belts were
unrestrained.
"The Memorial Day holiday
weekend traditionally signals the
start of the summer driving peri-
od. It is also a tine full with
proms and graduation parties. In
Florida, it is illegal for persons
under the age of 21 to purchase
and publicly possess alcoholic
beverages. Moreover, it is against
the law to drive under the influ-
ence of alcoholic beverages, any
chemical or controlled sub-
stance, to the extent that the per-


son's normal faculties are
impaired," said Colonel Chris
Knight, Director of the Florida
Highway Patrol. The FHP, Knight
added, has a zero tolerance poli-
cy in support of these laws."
All uniformed FHP personnel
normally assigned to adminis-
trative duties in the office will be
assisting regular troopers by
patrolling interstates and other


major state roads throughout
the four-day holiday period.
This strategy is intended to
increase the Patrol's presence
on major arteries throughout
Florida in an effort to deter traf-
fic violators, and also to provide
enhanced service to motorists
who break down while travel-
ing or need other types of assis-
tance.


Motorists are reminded to use
their cellular phones wisely and
safely. FHP urges all drivers to
call *FHP (*347) to report
aggressive and/or drunk drivers,
or if they need assistance on the
road, Motorists needing emer-
gency medical services should
dial 911.


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to raise money for the American Red Cross "HEROES CAMPAIGN". They were able to
raise $3,200. All proceeds will stay in Okeechobee to benefit our residents in times of
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Results of the junior tennis fundraiser


Boys' 10's: Winner-Otto
Remirez; finalist-William Zapata.
Girls' 10's: Winner-Vanessa


Watt; finalist-Brianna Spier.
No entries in Boys' 12's.
Girls' 12's: Winner-Heather


Lanning; finalist-Dayla Ferneau.
Boys' 14's: Winner-Jordan
Canevari; finalist-Nickolus Flood.
Girls' 14's: Winner-Katherine
Ragamat; finalist-Katie Walker.
Boys' 16's: Winner-Bobby


Spelts; finalist-Bhavesh Patel.

Girls's 16's: Winner- (three-
way tie) Alyssa Wright; Kari Berg-
er and Jamie Fadley; finalist-
Samantha Rivero.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Katherine Ragamat placed first in the Girls' 14's division of the
Third Annual Junior Tennis Fundraiser held last Saturday at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex tennis courts. Proceeds from the
fundraiser will go to the Okeechobee High School tennis team.


Katie Walker finished in second place in the Girls' 14's divi-
sion of the junior tennis fundraiser held at the Okeechobee
Sports Complex tennis courts last Saturday.


Sports Briefs


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

Men's softball
tournament planned
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 Year-
ling 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 giveaways
throughout the day.
For information contact Kim
Hargraves at (863) 634-6322, or
Rob Lowe at (863) 634-2694.

O.H.S. hosting
volleyball camp
The Okeechobee High School
volleyball team is hosting a sum-
mer volleyball camp for girls in
grades 4-8. The camp is scheduled
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
with early registration. You may
pick up a registration form in the
O.H.S. main office or call Coach
May at (863) 634-5836.

Summer play camp
registriions slated
Sign-upsfobr the.-Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation
Department's 2006 summer play
camps are under way at the
department's new office at the
Okeechobee County Sports Com-
plex, 640 N.W. 27th Lane,
Enrollment is limited and slots
will be filled on a first-come, first-
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free school lunch program within
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and Central Elementary for an
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Sorority honors outstanding women


The annual Beta Sigma Phi
Sorority Founder's Day was held
April 27 and members of the local
chapters came together to honor
the founder of Beta Sigma Phi and
to recognized outstanding women
in the community.
One of the most important parts
of Founder's day is the Lady of the
Year and the Women of the Year
Awards for 2006.
Beta Sigma Phi's Lady of the
Year for 2006 is Laura Ann McCall.
Laura was born in Queens, N.Y.
She graduated from the University
of Florida, magna cum laude in
1983, and continued at UF College
of Law to earn her Juris Doctor


degree in 1983.
She moved to Okeechobee in
1985 and began working as an asso-
date attorney at the law office of John
D. Cassels and became a partner in
1988. Her professional associations
include: The Florida Bar; American
Bar Association; and, Okeechobee
County Bar Association. In 1999 she
received the Pro Bono Attomrney of the
year for Okeechobee.
In 1989 Mrs. McCall became
involved with the March of Dimes
and continues to be an active mem-
ber at the state and local levels. She
is an active member of St. Theresa's
Catholic Church and the American
Business Women's Association.


She serves on the legal assisting
advisory committee at IRCC.
Active and committed are two
words that accurately describe Mrs.
McCall. She gives 150 percent of
herself to everything she does -
whether it's her family, work or her
community.
She has been married to Randy
McCall for over 20 years, and they
have two teenage children.
In addition, Mrs. McCall is a role
model for the women of Okee-
chobee. Her strong work ethics,
high personal standards, commit-
ment to God, family and communi-
ty is evident in everything she does.


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Submitted to Okeechobee News
The Theta Omicron Sorority has elected the following officers for 2006-07: (left to right) Donna
Huth, ECC; Debbie Gibbons, vice president; Maureen Thomas, treasurer; Cheryl Hollin, pres-
ident; Lynne Rosa, recording secretary; and, Loraine Moore, corresponding secretary.


Theta Omicron Sorority nom-
inated Donna Huth as the
Woman of the Year for 2006.
Presenting the award to
Donna Huth is Cheryl Hollin.
Ms. Huth has served as the
chapter's president for the
year of 2005-06.


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Location:
John Boy Auditorium
1200 SWC Owen Avenue
Clewiston, Florida

The purpose of this public workshop as part of the Lake
Okeechobee Regulation Schedule Study (LORSS) is to present
preliminary performance measures and Lake regulation
alternatives currently under consideration. All interested
individuals, groups and agencies are invited to attend and will be
given an opportunity to comment and ask questions.

The proposed environmental report, known as the Draft
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS), will
analyze reasonable alternatives to the Water Supply and
Environment (WSE) regulation schedule currently used to regulate
lake levels and discharges from the Lake. This study will only be
consider operational changes to the current water management
system. This study will not include structural modifications.

Comments may be submitted to U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Attn: Pete Milam, Project Manager, 701 San Marco
Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32207 or by email to
publicmail.cesaj-cc@saj02.usace.army.mil

Assistance for individuals with special needs, including translations,
is available by calling (561) 683-1577 x24 at least 2 days prior to
this event.

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8 LIFESTYLES The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 24,2096


Births


Kyleigh Adams
Jennifer Connor and Jason
Adams of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the birth of their
daughter Kyleigh Adams.
She was born April 26 at Florida
Hospital in Sebring. She weighed 7
lbs., 4 ozs., and was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are There-
sa and Lacey Doyle of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Susan
and Geary Adams of Okeechobee.
Maternal great-grandparents are
Ray and Faye Conner of Okee-
chobee and Sue Johnson of
Danville, Ill.
The paternal great-grandparent
is Irene Resse of Stuart.


Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their daugh-
ter Jade Elizabeth.
She was born on May 10, 2006,
at Florida Hospital in Sebring.
She weighed 4 lbs., 10 ozs., and
was 18 inches long.
Jade Elizabeth was welcomed
home by big brother Johnny
Trandafir and sister Allissa Broxton.
Paternal grandparents are Lee
and Tony Harlow of Okeechobee
and James, Sr., and Linda Goforth
of Port St. Lucie.
The families all welcome this lit-
tle angel to their world.
Hayden Matthew Perez
Matt and Krystal Perez of Okee-
chobee are proud to announce the
birth of their son Hayden Matthew.
Hewas bomApril 6,2006, at Flori-
da Heartland Hospital in Sebring.
He weighed 6 lbs., 5 ozs., and
was 17 inches long.


Kyleigh Adams
Jade Elizabeth Goforth
James and Jackie Goforth of Hayden Matthew Perez


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Hayden was welcomed home
by big brother Jakob.
Maternal grandparents are Paul
and Dawn Simrell of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Pete


and Faye Perez of Okeechobee.
Great-grandparents are Rose
Marie Schantz of Okeechobee, and
Sonny and Ann Simrell of Loxa-
hatchee.


Submitted to the Okeechobee News
90th birthday party
Warren Frank Chandler of Okeechobee celebrated his 90th
birthday with a barbeque given by his sister and brother-in-
law, Betty and Sonny Williamson, on Sunday, April 23. He is
a fifth generation Floridian and had five generations of his
family at this event. He is the father of Arlene Baker, Barbara
Underhill, Donny Chandler, and Diane Stanley. Five genera-
tions of the Chandler family were on hand to help celebrate
the Mr. Chandler's 90th birthday. They included: (in no par-
ticular order) Frank Chandler, daughter Barbara Underhill,
granddaughter Gail Acheson, great-granddaughter Shelene
Hazellief, great-great-granddaughter Sally Brougault. Their
families and friends were at the party at the Williamson
Camphouse to wish "Frankie" a Happy Birthday.



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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 24,2006 LIFESTYLES 9


Engagement


Lauren Stinnett
and Jimmy Pareja
Danny and Melanie Stinnett of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Lauren Ashley to
Jimmy Jesus Pareja of Tampa.
The prospective groom is the
son of Alfredo and Aura Pareja of
Tampa.
The wedding is planned for
June 10, 2006, at St. Paul's Epis-
copal Church in Winter Haven.


Bridging ceremony
The Girls Scouts Bridging Ceremony was held Saturday,
May 20, at the Wooden Jungle. Girls in Okeechobee
between the ages of 5 to 17 attended this year's event,
which included the families of the girls and a fun-filled
pool day at the public swimming pool.

Community Events
Martha's House offers weekend getaway
Martha's House is selling tickets for a weekend getaway for two.
Ticket are $5 each and includes a two-night stay at the Oceanside Holi-
day Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each morning; a $50
dinner gift certificate; and, two movie tickets for the Brahman Theater
All proceeds will benefit shelter and outreach programs at Martha's
House Domestic Violence Services. To purchase a ticket, call their Out-
reach Office at (863) 763-2893. The drawing will be held July 4, and you
need not be present to win.
Church's pre-school is expanding
Peace Lutheran Pre-School, 750 N.W. 23 Lane, has expanded their
services to include kindergarten for the next school year. Registration is
limited to 15 students who will be age 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2006. You
can register by calling (863) 763-7566, or at the church. Parents must
furnish birth certificates, shot records and health certificate for students.
The deadline for registration is May 31.

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The bride-to-be is a 2001
graduate of Okeechobee High
School. She graduated from the
University of South Florida. She
is employed as a legal assistant
with Swope, Rodante, P.A.
The groom is a 1992 graduate
of Miami Sunset Senior High
School. He graduated from the
University of Miami. He is
employed as a computer engi-
neer with IBM.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Tampa.


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863-357-2368
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Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years!
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FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
208 SW 5" Ave. Okeechobee
863-763-6742
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Don's
Appliance, ne.
"Showroom Full
Of Major Brands"
REPAIR ALL BRANDS
763-2220
317 WS Park Street
Don & Linda Weir


GLENN J.
SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Family & Civil Law
200 S.W. 9t' Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570



Consignment
BridL Tuxedo Rental


Now Carrying New
Bridal & Formal Wear
810 EN Park Street
(863) 357-9099


Living Word
of Faith
1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
A First Century Full
Gospel Church
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HIRING EVENT
STAFF
Applications Available at
County Courthouse, Room 109
Call 863-763-9312
for information.


INCORPORATrID
Trash Hauling Mowing
Ponds Loader
Pads Bobcat
Clearing Tractor
Robert Stafford
(863) 357-2274
License #7720





HOME AUDIO CENTRAL VACS
INTERCOM SYSTEMS
SALES SERVICE INSTALLATION
1811 S Parrott Ave. Okeechobee
863-634-2185 863-357-6000
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Conditioning, Inc.
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"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
763-7073CAC3262



SEARS
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3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM-4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
Owned & Operated by:
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Anthony T. Young
Attorney
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-OLAW
General Practice
Real Estate Probate
Family Wills
37 Years Experience
Call Today for Your Consultation





Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Edward R. Jones, Owner Est. 1991
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
Lic. #2178


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"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 9811 St. Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165


Charles enst 110
Custom Floor Installer
Concrete Restoration
Specialist:.
Pools Decks
Patios & Driveways
Quality that's ahead of the rest!
(863) 697-3391
Okeechobee
Licensed & Insured #672







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Hwy. 98 N. PO Box 1723
(863) 763-6905




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100% Financing Available
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863-763-8391


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BEEN DENIED
LAW OFFICE OF
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288-1300
OVER 26 YEARS REPRESENTING THE
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[WILLIAM J, WALLACE, PAJ
Practicing in the areas of
Personal Injury,
Wrongful Death and
Insurance Related Matters
115 NW 11th Avenue
S.Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 467-3666
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Visit Us In Beautiful Downtown Ft. Pierce
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Licensed References Available
Cynthia Thurston
863.697.2465
License #8374

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2105 S. Parrott Avenue
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j h 1579 Hwy. 70 East
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(863) 763-2123


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863-634-0282
863-634-3051 Okeechobee


Gutters
Plus, LLC
Seamless Aluminum Rain Gutters
Hurricane Shutters
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Since 2000 Licensed & Insured
(863) 634-3159
Fax: (863) 467-0729
"Quality work in a timbly fashion"
License #766


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We service all makes and models.
Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential Commercial Mobile Home
410 SE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee
357-2717
License # RA0066862

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Auto Accidents
Social Security
Disability
Bankruptcy
212 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-5800

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5435 U.S. 1 South
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1 Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
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Vero Beach 567-8480
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BRIGHTON
Rt. 6, Box 611
Okeechobee, FL 34974


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Computer Repair
"You Have Tried the Rest,
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(863) 467-4222
709 N. Parrott Ave.
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DIABETIC FOOTWEAR
at
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Phyllis Norris
Licensed Pedorthist
(863) 763-4401
3264 Hwy. 441 South
Okeechobee
Winn-Dixie Plaza




OKEECHOBEE
F-UNtERAL HOME
& cCREMATORY
Family Owned and Operated
763-2111
205 N.E. 2nd Street
Okeechobee


SHIRLEY'S
PERSONAL
CARE SERVICES
CNA's HHA-Companion
Bathing Transportation
Light Housekeeping
Bonded & Insured Lic #NR30211249
Plaza 300 Suite 320 NW 51 St.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-467-6399
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Rollups & Accordions
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3861 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 467-7555
Lic. #886


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The Sweet Pea Pageant swimwear winners are from: (left to right) Rebecca Smith, Alexis
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and Catherine Fuentes. The event was held at the Okeechobee County Civic Center on
Sunday, May 7.


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"No Job too Big or too Small"
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Mobile Welding, no.
Serving Okeechobee &
Surrounding Areas
(863) 634-1130
(863) 467-8835
Licensed & Insured
County #1517 City #5681
Norris & Kim Newhouse, Owners


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863-763-0902


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1650 Hwy. 70 E.
357-0303
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OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy,
Open 24 Hours


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Okeechobee -
863-763-9983
OPEN: Wed.- Sat. 4:30 P.M. -10:00 P.M.



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C Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
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Supplies:
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Janitorial Cleaning Shop
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TRI-CO SUPPLY, INC.
(863) 467-0333
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863-763-8485
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"Your Personal Plumber"
After Hours
|Emergency Service
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KUHN'S
ROOFING
SERVICES, INC,
Roof Repairs
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #CCC057253
(863) 467-2382


ALL COAST
TRACTOR
% Branson Mahindra
& Woods Tractors
and Equipment
2 Locations to Serve You
Okeechobee: 701 N. Parrott Ave.
(863) 467-7500
Alva: 6451 W. SR 80
(863) 674-1111
www.allcoasttractor.com
License #8228

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1120 NW Park Street
863-357-1990
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, May 19,
through Thursday, May 25, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Over The Hedge"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre 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 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre Ill "The Da Vinci
Code"(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday -
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.;One-Stop,
123 S.W. Park St., adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Year-
ling Middle School, 925, N.W 23
Lane, English as a second language
classes, Monday through Wednes-
day, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.

Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coopera-
tive is a six library cooperative serv-
ing Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and
Okeechobee counties. The Heart-
land Library Cooperative will be
holding basic and advanced com-
puter classes throughout the six
libraries in the four-county area. A
technology information trainer will
take a mobile computer lab to
each location four times per month
to teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to communi-
cate via e-mail with friends and rel-
atives. The more advanced com-
puter class will teach how to keep
the computer clean and how to
send pictures. You may also con-
tact your local libraries for these
same classes. In Okeechobee, call
(863) 763-3536 or contact Gabriell
Turner, information tech trainer, at
gabi@myhlc.org.

Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child Find
helps find and identify children up
to 21 years of age who may need
special education services. The pri-
mary focus is on 3- and 4-year-old
children not yet in a school setting.
Child Find provides free screenings
on speech and language, develop-
ment, vision, and hearing. For
information, contact Debbie Wag-
ner at (800) 358-8525.

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents. Per-
manent and part-time volunteers
provide direct patient support serv-
ices such as companionship, tele-
phone contacts, letter reading,
main caregiver relief and other


non-medical assistance. They also
assist Hospice in fund raising, cleri-
cal and office support. Age is not a
barrier. For information, visit Hos-
pice of Okeechobee at 411 S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
(863) 467-2321.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.


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Special Notices 155
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ad today.

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signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


GIGANTIC 3-DAY auction May
31-June 1,2, 2006, Mont-
gomery, AL. Single, tandem
& tri-axle dumps (41 of
which are 2006-2007 year),
truck tractors, cowboys,
crawler loaders & tractors,
excavators, motor graders &
scrapers, backhoes, rubber
tired loaders, forklifts, paving
skidders, feller bunchers, log
loaders, farm tractors. J.M.
Wood Auction Co., Inc.
(334)264-3265, Bryant
Wood AL LIC #1137.


2 PLOTS- in Silver Hill Ceme-
tery in Frostproof. $600
(863)605-3831


HOME CHILD DAY CARE
Has openings.
Call (863)467-7295
Reg#R150K0003


BLACK LAB- found on NW
50th Dr. red collar & choke
collar, (863)467-5726
CAT, Calico: Long Haired,,
Golden Eyed. Found in vic. of
Center St. off of 710
(863)357-3225
DOG, "Jungle Duce"
with Dade County ID.
(863)357-3225
DOG- vicinity of Kings Bay.
Call to identify
(863)634-0272


PINTO GELDING- Grand-
daughters horse, tan &
white, vic of SW 10th St. &
SW 6th Ave. near the Victory
Baptist Church. Reward
634-7711 or 467-2888
PIT BULL- Female, spayed,
Fawn & white, 3 1/2 yrs.
Phillips Rd off of Rt. 80 since
5/13/06(863)673-0346
Pug, tan & black, male, 18
mos. old, vic. of Buckhead
Ridge on 5/10. REWARD!
Please call (863)763-4702


AKITA Adult male, free to
good home, must know the
breed. Email at:
wjwyrostek@netzero.com
BLACK LAB- Male, approx
6yrs. Very friendly Free to
Good Home Only! Needs
room runi (863)763-4083
KITTEN- Black & white & 1
Adult female cat, Black,
white & orange. Free to Good
Home. (863)763-5182


KITTENS, 3 to good home, 1
female & 2 males. About 8 or
9 weeks old. (863)673-5206
KITTENS- 4 very cute, to good
homes only (863)763-1893
ask for Bob
KITTENS: Free to good home.
Call (863)697-3280 for more
information.
KITTENS, To good home. (4)
Tabby and' calico.
(863)946-9133
MALE CAT- 4yrs old, med
hair, neutered, soft paws, to
good home only
(863)634-6012


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from home. *Medical, *Busi-
ness, *Paralegal, *Comput-
ers *Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance. Com-
puter provided. Financial Aid
if qualified. Call
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HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERA-
TOR TRAINING FOR EM-
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Backhoes, Loaders, Dump
Trucks, Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators; National Certifi-
cation, Job Placement Assis-
tance; Associated Training
Services (800)251-3274
www.atsn-schools.com.




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



A/C SERVICE TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401 K.
Also taking appl's for Helpers
(863)763-8391
ALL ABOUT YOU
CAREGIVERS INC.
Is accepting applications
for HHA's & CNA's
for the Okeechobee area.
Immediate openings for Full
and Part time positions.
Please call (863)824-8733
NR# 30211037


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Eckerd Youth Development Center in Okeecho-
bee, FL currently has an opportunity for a
Licensed Clinical Specialist to provide a high level
of clinical assessment, evaluation and intervention
to at-risk youth in a residential setting. Two years
progressive clinical experience in multi-discipli-
nary treatment setting and prior exp. with juvenile
population. Masters Degree with current FL
Licensure as a LMHC, LCSW, LMFT or LCP
required. For immediate consideration
send resume to
rhibbler(eckerd.org or fax to 727-461-4387
attn. R Hibbler.
Visit www.eckerd.org for more information today!
EOE, DFWP Competitive Salary, Limited Reloca-
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Day One.!


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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Ft. Drum Citgo needs overnight staff for the ser-
vice station on Florida's Turnpike. Applicants
must have a clan motor vehicle record. Benefits
include; higher pay for night shift, gas reim-
bursement, paid tolls, health insurance vaca-
tions, 401K and a pleasant work environment.
We will train all work responsibilities. Advance-
ment opportunities are available for people who
show initiative. South of Yeehaw Jct., we are ac-
cessible from Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee and Vero
Beach. Grab a job in the lane with Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike. 863-763-9383 DFWP


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

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






HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

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

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

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


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DRIVER

NEEDED

Class A & B CDL Required.
Benefits Available.

Apply at

Walpole Feed &
Supply

2595 NW 8th Street


ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK
BRIGHTON RESERVATION
High School Diploma or GED
minimum one (1) year exp.
Accounting exp., invoices/
purchase orders, knowledge
of MS Excel & Word. Excellent
phone & Customer service skills.
Data entry exp. Fax resume
or application to:
(954)967-3477


CAREGIVER/SITTER: Needed
8pm-8am In Okeechobee area.
Serious Inquires call Elaine
863-484-0829.
Experienced Mature Teachers
Needed
Building Blocks Academy
F/T positions available.
Great pay, working
environment & benefits
863-467-5000
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classified


Experienced Feed
Wagon Operator
needed for large dairy
farm for afternoon shift.
Call 863-763-2279
9:00 a.m. to Noon. DFWP


Dredging Company seeking
Low Boy driver, Class A
required. Also, Dredge and
Equipment Operators. Call
(772)581-4545


Director of Education
and Programs
Full time paid staff position for
the planning and direction of
the church's education and
outreach programs. A
baccalaureate degree is
required preferably in the
areas of Christian Education.
Please send resume to:
1st United Methodist Church
Attn: Rev. Bruce Simpson or
Staff Parish
200 N.W. 2nd St.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
or email resume to:
fumco~)earthlink.net

DRAFTING
TECHNICIAN
A 2 year degree in
w/major course work
in engineering or 2-yrs
full time exp utilizing
AutoCAD & GIS soft-
ware w/a utility co or
engineer is req'd.
$14.03-$21.15/DOQ.
Exc. benefits.
Complete application
on line at
http://www.fpua.com.
FORT PIERCE
UTILITIES
AUTHORITY
500 Boston Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
EOE DFWP
FOREMEN & LABOR
Needed to complete all phases
of water treatment plant con-
struction In the Okeechobee
area. Underground and
flanged above ground piping,
generator sets, chemical and
process piping. Health,
401k, vacations, Salary
range $14 to $20/hour, Call
561-845-1233 ext. 102 or
561-324-3149 for Tim at job
site.
FAITH ACADEMY
PRE SCHOOL NOW HIRING
Call Wendy at
(863)763-8800

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fleds and make your
clean un a breezel


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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.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


DRIVERS

On- Site CDL Training
$38K/yr to start w/
$42k first yr potential
Come join our team in Okee-
chobee as a Residential
Driver for the nation's lead-
er of comprehensive
Waste Management ser-
vices. This is not a drive
only position. Manual labor
is required.
* Class B permit required
* Excellent benefits
package
* Full- time position
For an immediate, local
interview come in.
or call or click!
10800 NE 128th Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34972
1-877-220-JOBS
www.wmcareers.com
WASTE MANAGEMENT
EOE/M/F/D/V
FORM CARPENTERS &
LABOR
Needed for construction
projects in the Okeechobee
area. Immediate openings.
Need transportation and tools.
Benefits Include Health
Insurance, 401k & vacations.
Salary range $14 to $17/hour
for qualified people. Call
561-845-1233 ext. 102 or
561-324-3149 for Tim at
job site.
GOOD PAY
Shirley's Personal
Care, Services.
Now taking applications for
Home Health Aides &
Certified Nursing Assistants.
Please call (863)467-6399
#NR30211249
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat,
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tlps


W&W Lumber Co. Is
growing & we have several
openings available. We are
looking for team players for
the following positions,
*YARD HELP Unloading
trucks, forklift experience
needed, putting up stock.
*TRUCK DRIVER DOT
Certified, Class B, clean
driving record.
Sick pay, Health Ins., 401K,
Vacation & Holiday Pay.
Call Jon at 863-763-3173.
Drug Free Workplace.
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PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED:Class A
Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617

Drivers
Professional
Drivers,
Walpole, Inc. is
THE HOMETOWN
CHOICEl
Earn $45K-
$55K/ Year
Full-time positions
available in Food
Grade, Feed and
Solid Waste.
* Local &.Regional
Available
* Employee BC/BS
- Dental Insurance
* 401(k) with
Company Match
SLife Insurance
Sign-on, Safety and
Referral Bonusesl
Weekly Pay
Paid Vacation
LATE MODEL TRUCKS
(10 mo. avg. age)
Call Local:
763-5593
Apply online at:
www.walpoleinc.com
Or Come See Us:
269 NW 9th St.
Okee., FL
34972
RECEPTIONIST
Position available for construc-
tion office, experienced only,
good phone skills and
knowledge of Word/Excel re-
quired. Must be dependable
and willing to learn.
Please fax resume to
(863)763-8038
Sod Truck Driver for hauling
Sod, need CDL License. Ap-
ply In person at Tap Sod,
9045 NE 48th St.
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED:
Class A CDL,. For Wrecker &
Low Boy Semi's, Apply at MJ
IQwnl:419 SW 2nd Ave.
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED
Class B CDL's, MIn. of
2 yrs. exp. w/clean driving
record. Call (863)634-4526
WELDER FABRICATOR
MIG, TIG & STICK
JOB SHOP
2+YEARS EXPERIENCE REQ.
Must have own tools
Full time Benefits
Apple Machine
5900 Orange Ave., Ft. Pierce


:t RESPONSIBILmTIES:
& Selling of Construction/Road materials
*ln *and stablihing New Markets .4
and Quaify Prospective Customers
S and Close Sales ,
er .-of ProfitabIe Cstomer .


Equivalent Preferred. '

Competitive Salary with Commissio-



FAX RESUME I

with SALARY HISTORY to:

(954)967-3477


sClfKlIARY
NEEDED
Must have
knowledge in
clerical/accounts
receivable,
Inventory.
APPLY IN PERSON
Walpole Feed
& Supply
Hwy. 98 North
WELDER-HeavRE qupment
2+YEARS EXPERIENCE REO.
Must have own tools.
Full time Benefits
Apple Machine
5900 Orange Ave., Ft. Pierce



Receptionist/Aide Needed for
medical office., Will Train.
Fax resume to
863-763-6619


BABYSITTER NEEDED in Buck
Head Ridge Area for 4/z yr.
old child. Light Housekeeping
required. (863)227-4434
BASINGER AREA, P/T Horse
Exerciser: Experienced English
pleasure rider for exercising
orses needed 3 days a week.
Mornings only. Call M-F
6am-3pm (863)763-4723
COOKING & CLEANING, P/T
Must be honest, have great
work quality, be flexible &
presentable--occasional nights
& weekends. Contact between
8am-5pm to set up interview.
(772) 597-3565 or email
mbrady@bradyranch.com
OFFICE CLEANING, Part Time
Monday-Friday evenings.
In Clewiston. Good pay.
START TODAY! 800-922-1433
P/T ADMIN ASST- Needed to
perform general office duties
to include ARP, AR, Must be
flexible, basic computer
knowledge, Peachtree & Ex-
cel a plus, Fax resume &
salary requirem'n-ts-to.
(863)763-9197.EOE



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Great Pay & Benefits! Special
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DRIVERS $1500.00 bonus
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Call (877)882-6537,
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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


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Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
I) joub ii) big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. #23498& #5698


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When it's hot, a sun trellis like this one extends a
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sun.
Although this sun trellis project is large-either
12 feet by 16 feet or 12 feet by 24 feet-it's really
not difficult, Its simple post-and-beam construction
uses mostly standard cuts of rough Douglas fir,
which can be painted or stained. Do-it-yourselfers
can substitute cedar, pine or another weather-resis-
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PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
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JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens S Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Ughts 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Suppfies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools I Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C WINDOW UNITS,
1-12,000 BTU's & 1-8,000
BTU's w/remote. Both new
$400. will sep 863-675-8182
AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
CENTRAL A/C PKG UNITS-
2.5 ton & 3 ton $700 for
both or will separate.
(863)675-8182


DINING ROOM TABLE, 100
yrs. old, $1500 or best offer.
(863)234-3470
DRESSING TABLE & MIRROR
$100. (863)467-1912


AIR CONDITIONER & ELEC-
TRIC STOVE working condi-
tion, both for $175 or best
offer (863)467-8339
CHEST & UPRIGHT FREEZER-
asking $200 for both or will
sell separate (863)675-0550









Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 24, 2006


DISH WASHER- Estate, Good
condition. Top basket need
to be replaced. $40.
(863)599-0199
FREEZER- Kenmore upright,
excellent condition, works
great. $125 (239)690-2055
FRIDGE, ADMIRAL 18.6 cu-
bic ft., frostless/white, $75.
863-674-0874.
GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Like
new condition. Beige, $125.
(863)447-2130
PORTABLE A/C UNITS- 2,
Good condition. 1-3/4 h &
1-1hp.$1 5.
(863)697-0217
RANGE, AMANA Smoothe
top, self-cleaning,
black/white w/white Ken-
more range hood, $75.
863-674-0874.
REFRIGERATOR, 27 cu. ft.,
side by side w/water & ice in
S door. White. Very good cond.
$175 (863)357-3779
REFRIGERATOR- White, Ken-
more 22 cu ft. Bottom freez-
er with ice maker, Exc cond,
$150. cash 863-357-3026
STOVE- Modern Whirlpool,
self cleaning oven, Good
condition. $80
(863)599-0199
WASHER & DRYER, Amana
washer & Kenmore Dryer.
$100 for both. (863)357-6315
WASHER & DRYER, Used 4
mos. $200 or best offer.
863)634-7109 ask for
hannon.
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool, white, 2 yrs old, good
condition, $1400
(863)801-3358
WASHER, DRYER & STOVE
All from Whirlpool, $100.
Will separate.
(863)467-5072
WASHER, KENMORE & Ama-
na dryer, $100 for both. Call
863-357-6315.





SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $700.
(863)467-5756.



ALL STEEL BUILDING SALE!
"Plus Free Bonus!" 20x28
Now $4200. 25x32 $5800.
30x42 $9200. 40x62
$14,900. Extensive range of
sizes. Front end optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.



ALUMINUM AWNING- 11,
Various sizes, 12' to 4', Ask-
ing $500 for all
863-634-8608, .
METAL:ROOFING SAVE $$$
; Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335
ROOFING PANELS Alum., 6,
5 @ 10'x4', 1 @ 10'x18",
$600. Call 863-634-8608.
SHINGLES, (10) bundles 3-
tab. $75 (863)805-0272
Clewiston
TEMPORARY SERVICE POLE,
200 amp service. Cost $700,
used 1 month. Asking $500
(863)673-1120
WINDOW SILLS- (13 pc)ltal-
ian marble, 3/4" x 5" x 36",
white, $40 for all
(772)971-9474


BABY BLANKETS,, $50 for all
or will separate.
(863)467-8723
CHILDREN TOYS, 3 boxes,
boys & girls, $30 will sell.
separately. (863)467-8723
PLAYPEN, Eddie Bauer Pack
'n Play w/vibration, bassinet;
changing table & play center.
Like new. $80 (863)763-4271


PROM GOWN, Full length,
baby blue, size 20. Still has
tags on it. Paid $400, will sac-
nfice $175. (863)763-3451
WEDDING GOWN, new, sz. 4,
corset bodice, cathedral
train, halter neck, Dulciana
silk, $500. (863)634-2957


STAMP COLLECTION $30 or
best offer. (863)467-6943


AVON PRODUCT- big box of
older items. $50
(863)357-6113
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
3-400)- Racing & Comic, late
Os early 90s Exc. cond. $400
neg. 863-763-8943
JEANS: Sears, Mens, 9 pairs,
36x29 & 36x30. Some new.
$90 for all, will sep.
(863)635-0474
MICKEY MANTLE: 1st. Home


Run Card, Stand & Plaque.
$28 will sep. (863)467-1484



COMPAQ PASARIO, Windows
98, Just upgraded. New CD
Burner, etc. $200.
(863)467-2366
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
(863)843-0158
DURON 1300- 12gb HD, 256
Mem, keybrd, mouse, burn-
er, spkrs, Corel Draw 8, ex
cond. $239 (863)763-4376
LAP TOP- Compaq Armada
E500, Win XP Home Edition,
DVD Player,CD Burner, dis-
kette $550 (863)946-3769
LAP TOP- Sony, Valo, exc
cond., Win XP Pro, DVD plyr,
CD burner, many extras
$450 neg (863)946-3769


LAPTOP, 1995 Toshiba
330CDX 64mb ram. $300
(863)763-8391
Printer 6100 Minolta, Qus,
magicolor, $400.
(863)634-6597


ANTIQUE BUTTERFLY
DRESSER AND MIRROR-
w/matching sleigh bed, $200
(863)357-1867
BAR L-shaped with 2 bar-
stools. Wood and leather. 44"
high, 22" wide, 7' and 5'
lengths. $150 (863)612-9233
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
Vc. w/Sealy Posturepedic
mattress. Antique Beige Col-
or. $1000. (863)763-9410
BOOK CASE- Custom built for-
mica, w/sliding glass doors.
$100. or best offer.
(863)697-0217
BOOK SHELF $25 or best of-
fer. (863)467-6943
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
w/mirror, $250
(863)228-4086
BUNK BED, Twin, over desk,
steel frame, no mattress, like
new. $100 (772)597-4305
CHAIRS (4), Dining or game
table, nice off white fabric,
casters, swivel/tilt w/oak arms
& trim. $100 (863)357-3779
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must seel $650
(863)763-8943
COUCH, 8 Ft. w/floral design.
Very nice & clean! $80.
(863)763-5741
DINETTE SET, 7 piece, heavy
pine. $400 (863)673-3585
DINING ROOM SET, Entertain-
ment ctr & Living room set,
$650: Will separate.
(863)673-0476
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Oak, 4 x 4. $35
(863)228-7204
ENTERTAINMENT CTR- Dark
wood, Lighted & lots.of
shelves 6.5'x6.5' Like new,
$150. Neg. (863)467-7838

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
S 100-Headboards $79up.
'HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
(863)467-5756-
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD,
3/4, antique, with rails, $50.
(863)763-8548
HEADBOARD, Queen. Nice
shape, light wood in color.
$15 (863)467-8723
LIVING ROOM SET, Sofa, love
seat & chair. Hunter green and
burgandy striped. $250
(863)983-5515
MATTRESS, BOX SPRING &
FRAME: King Size. $175 or
best offer. (863)675-6142
MATTRESS- King Size, $25
(863)675-0550
OFFICE DESK- IKEA Beech
top. Very modern and beautiful
to look at. $125.
863-228-4086
RECLINER COUCH & LOVE-
SEAT- w/coffee table, $450
(863)357-1867
SECTIONAL SOFA, Multi Col-
ored. $150. (863)946-0749
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Convertible & 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.
LaBelle 239-822-5955
SLEIGH BED- complete, no
mattress, $50
(863)675-7105
SOFA, 5t f, fair condition. $25
(863)675-3032
Table, 6 chairs & China cabi-
net $500.239-822-5955
TABLE SET, 3-piece w/2
matching lamps. Brand new.
$300 or best offer.
(863)983-7510


REMINGTON SHOTGUN-
12ga, like new, $400
(863)697-8785



GAZELLE- Tony Little, top of
the line, absolutely brand
new, 6 work out CD's $150
(863)228-7204


HARD CORE GYM cable sys-
tem, w/welghts, flys,
down/up bars, legs, nice
$300 neg (863)697-2525
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
HOME GYM- 2 position, Wel-
der Pro 9940 asking $100,
Call Mac (863)675-3889
La Belle



HIDE A BED, GE MICROWAVE,
SEAR KERO HEATER, KEN-
MORE DEHUMIDIFIER, $350
(863)675-1489
VENITIAN BLINDS; (5), 29.5"
wide, (2) 60" wide. $25 or will
separate. (863)763-3901


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023
WATCH, Gold & Sterling Sil-
ver: Ladies. Clips on wrist.
Made by New Mexico Indians.
$200. neg. (863)357-2233



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.
$34.99 (863)467-1120
MEDICAL BED- Remote con-
trol. Mattress included.
$175. (863)675-3665
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, Like
new. Originally Cost $5500,
Asking $900. (863)675-0122
LaBelle


55 GAL STEEL DRUMS-one
side open forburning $80 for
all will sell separately
(863)763-5062
ARCADE GAMES, (2), Miss
Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100 will sell
separately. (863)357-2773
GOODGUYS SPRING NATION-
ALS. May 26-28. Alltel Stadi-
um-Jacksonville. Rods,
customs, & classics thru
'72, exhibits, swap meet en-
tertainment & More. Info:
(925)838-9876 www.good-
guys.com.
HIGH GAS PRICES Ten year
company. $150 million sales;
to foreign governments in-
cluding China, Peru, andl
U.S. Military. NEW TO PUB-
LIC. Key distributorships
available, www.cheapclea-
nerfuelcom. (800)914-2939
PEANUT WAGON Small,.
stainless steel, runs on LP'
gas, real money maker,
$2500/neg. 863-634-5820.
TEMPORARY 20' POWER
POLE, meter box, braker box,
5th whl. hookup, $250,
(863)763-0944
WOOD BAR, with stem glass
& wine bottle holders, $100..
(863)763-8548



SNARE DRUM- with stand,
asking $50 (863)675-4098
Labelle evenings



ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER-
Smith Corona display dic-
tionary. Like new, $50
(863)763-7989


BLUE EYED WHITE LION
HEAD BUNNY- $40
(863)675-4981 LaBelle area
CHIHUAHUA- male, CKC reg.,
1 yr old, cocoa color, hse
broke $350 (863)634-0517
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, 2
male, 2 female, 8 wks. old,
$375. (863)467-1000.
afbartle@yahoo.com
CHINCHILLA'S 2 males, 2 fe-
males. $300 for all, will sep.
(863)634-8118
COCKATIELS, 1 male & 1 fe-
male. Good for breeding. $80
will separate. (863)634-8118
DOG PENS, (2), Large w/gate.
$100 or will separate. Call
Rick (239)410-3784 in La-
belle
ENGLISH SPRINGER SPAN-
IELS bik & white, neutered
male, CHOCOLATE LAB, fe-
male 5 mos old, $100 ea.
POMERANIAN, male, white, 3
yrs. old, $250.
(863)763-8318/532-0680
JACK RUSSEL PUPS: Parents
on premises w/papers. $400.
863-467-7049
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS
PUPPIES, AKC, $350. each.
(863)634-4076
MIN-PIN PUPPIES- 8wks old,
CKC reg. & they have Health
papers. $375.
(863)763-4052 or 634-8691
POMERANIAN PUPPIES, 1
male & 1 female, purebred.
$400 (863)673-3585
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
pair, $75 (863)675-4981
LaBelle area
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.
$45.neg.(863)763-6216



ABOVE GROUND POOL- 24FT
Round, all equipment includ-
ed, good cond, $200


(772)77,8-6849



STEREO SYSTEM, Fisher, 5
disc CD changer, dual
cassette, etc. $300. Call
(863) 357-6315.


TV, 19", color, no remote. $25
(863)675-3032
Zenith System 3 Space Com-
mand, 19", needs remote,
$25. (863)763-3302


8-15ft LITTLE GIANT A
FRAME LADDER- $800
(863)234-1230
BISCUIT SYSTEM- Sears
Craftsman, router, 1.5HP,
$50 or best offer
(863)697-2525


CHAINSAWS (2)& STRING
TRIMMERS (6) Weedeaters.
Need work. $75 for all.
(863)763-6629
COMMERCIAL BAND SAW,
Walker-Turner, $125.
(863)634-6597
DRILL PRESS: $150.
(863)763-9527
GENERATOR Homelite LRX
4500 watt, 8.5 hp, 120/240
volt, 142 hrs. $450
(863)763-5613
GENERATOR, Coleman, Pow-
er Mate Maxa 3000, on cart,
will demonstrate. $225
(863)763-7584
HOBART STICK WELDER-
AC/DC, asking $500
(863)697-8785
HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
ers & trolley. $600.
(863)763-6629
MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer
4000, asking $800 or best
offer (863)634-0856
SAW- 10", Maklta Laser, Slide
compound, Telescopic slide
stand. $500.863-447-5649/
772-713-6822
SAW- Craftsman 10" com-
pound radial. On table stand.
$200. 863-447-5649 or
772-713-6822
SETTLING TORCH w/oxygen
hoses, cutting torch & braising
tip, $400. (863)763-9527
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with attachments, 4
HP, wet/dry, exc cond $30
(863)675-2596
TABLE SAW, CRAFTSMAN,10"
w/Extensions & Fence. $95.
(863)763-6629
TABLE SAWS, (2) Craftsman,
10", w/extensions & extra
blades. $199 for both.
(863)763-6629


NASCAR RACING WHEEL &
PEDALS- computerized for
Windows 95 or dos. $25 neg
(239)657-4348


MRE's: Meals Ready To Eat
Buying All-Top Dollar Payed
863-610-2265/863-763-0620
Call Anytime"
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 &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN -
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
WANTED: Small/Older
Model, Diesel Tractor w/front
end loader. Needed work
okay (863)763-2053

Agriculture I -.



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



APPA. GELDING- wh./leopard
spot, 12yo, easy keeper,
good feet, good ground
manners $1200
(863)357-1024
BAY TB GELDING- 8yrs old,
15.2 hands, Quiet, Easy to
ride but not for beginner
$1800. (863)357-1976
HORSE TRAILER- Older mod-
el, 2 horse, New floor. $650.
(863)357-1976
OLD SORREL GELDING, 2
yrs., very gentle, no bad hab-
its, saddle & bridle broke, all
shots. $1000 (863)673-0065
OLD SORREL MARE, 8 yrs,
very gentle, good for any rider,
trailers well, all vaccinations.
$1200 (863)673-0065
PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand,
Barn & pastured, Not a be-
ginner horse. $1 800.
63)357-1945. Evenings
PONY Small Gray mare, 6
yrs old, rides & drives,
900/neg. 863-634-5820.
SADDLE, Bridle & Blanket.
$250 (863)675-4098 even-
ings. LaBelle

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NEWSPAPER


HELPS YOU

GET INVOLVED IN
THE COMMUNITY


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
E al 220 Air Compressor
525, Miller ac/dc 220 amp
220 V, elec Stick Welder
$200, Triple lawn trailer
racks $50 (863)234-1230
GRADER / SNOW BLADE, For
John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good condition. $100.
(772)971-9474
INT'L HARVESTER CUB CA-
DET #107, w/mower deck,
antique, exc. cond., $595.
(863)467-6696
JOHN DEERE GATOR- 6x4,
elec dump bed, motor just
tuned and serviced $1995
(863)673-1042
KEE- 22", 5hp, alum deck,
elect start Runs perfect.
$250. (863)517-2077 La-
Belle
LAWN TRAILER: New, 3x4 Ft.,
Stainless Steel w/Balloon
Tires. $150. (863)357-5754
RIDING MOWER, MURRAY,
42" Cut, 17.5 hp. Only 1 year
old. 6 spd $700 or best offer.
(863)635-2976 Frostproof.
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
42" cut, Good condition'
Needs a starter. $175.
(863)447-2130
ROTOVATOR- 6hp, Troy-
Biltelec start, runs excellent,
$350 (863)763-9020 or
(863)467-1973
SNAPPER- 12 HP Rear engine.
Great shape. $550.
(863)517-2077 Labelle


Rentals

I I RENT


New, 1/1 @ $750 & 2/1 @
$850. Lease, References,
FLS. (863)763-5373
Okee, 441 & 15A area
2BR/2BA, $170 week
* plus electric, $600 sec. dep.
(863)610-1027
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, in Kings
Bay, partially furn apt, $875/
mo $1000 sec dep. for more
info call (863)763-8349 or
(863)634-1268
OKEECHOBEE NEW 2BR/1BA
& 1BR/1BA for lease, No
pets or smoking. Call
(863)634-7489



OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, all
appliances, privacy fence &
patio, $1100 mo + $1100
sec (863)467-1005


BASSWOOD- 3br, 2ba, new
house, freshly painted, pets
okay, $1250/mo.
(863)697-1465
CBS, 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. House on
Rim Canal, Large kitchen.
$900 mo. 1st., last & sec.
Please call (863)763-8711
HOUSE FOR RENT
3bd, 2 ba on Canal
$1,300 per mo.
1st, last + sec.
Call 863-763-2262
Or
863-634-1000
KINGS BAY, 2BR/2BA, 1 car
arage, CBS home, W&D,
1100/mo. + 1st, last & sec.
863-467-6702/561-707-0878
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Tile Liv. Rm., No HOA. $1295.
mo. Lawrence Associates.
1-800-543-2495
RIM CANAL, 2BR/1BA avail.
6/10, Furnished, water view,
dock, pool, tennis, no pets.
$1,100 mo. + 1st, last &
sec.
Call (863)634-8757
www, okeeinfo.com\rental


OKEECHOBEE, 12.25 Acres
monthly rent $100/acre. Barn
Ponds, Well water, Fenced.
Call 561-798-1960. Anytime



NOW LEASING -
NEW OFFICES
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE BUILDING, for sale or
lease, 1600 sq. ft., avail.
now, Call Judy
(863)467-0831


HOUSE SHARE IN LAKEPORT
2BR/1BA, Single female pref.,
No kids. $561/mo. Ut. Util. ncl.
Ref. req. 863-946-0371 Okee.


OKEECHOBEE, 3 very nice
sleeping rooms, furnished.
$175-$200/wk. Washer/dry-
er/kitchen priv. (863)484-0829

Need a few more bucks to
purchase somethIng
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classifelds.


BANK FORECLOSURES
Homes from $10,0001 1-3
bedroom available HUD, Re-
pos, RED, etc. These homes
must sell! For listings call
(800)425-1620 ext.4237.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,000
(863)763-1673
edanderson@edanderson.us
CBS, '03, 4BR/2BA, 4.73
acres, upgraded, $375,000.
Call 561-718-7557. Century
21 America's Choice.
FROSTPROOF: 1% Acre. 2
Bdrm. House @ 36 Murray
Lane. Cash Sale Only.
$42,000. (863)635-9458
NEW 3/2/2 in Everglades Es-
tates. Quality Built. Screen
Porch. Sprinklers, Alarm Sys.,
Central Vac. Granite Kitchen.
Gas or Electric. $249,000.
863-634-3313/863-634-6024
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA,
2-story on 1.25 acre high &
dry Viking lot. Fenced, never
lived in. All appliances, central
a/c. $155,000(863)824-2603
or (877)511-0624
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA, CBS
home, quiet residential area,
new appliances, heat/ac, roof
& vinyl fence. Professionally
landscaped, well/irrigation
system, 2 fountains, Florida
room, 2 sheds & carport.
$240,000 (863)532-9007
VILLA 2BR/2BA,
Remodeled $130,000
(863)763-4350
By appointment only.


FL LAND BARGAINS. Opportu-
nities to own your own farm,
ranch woodland or lakefront
homestead. Old Florida at its
best! Still affordable! Call
(866)352-2249 or
www.fllandbargains.com.
Okee, 2.5 wooded acres, near
Hwy. 441 North, horses, 10
min. from Okee $110,000.
863-467-7599/772-215-7219
bsalzberg@adelphia.net
OKEE., Corner lot, 1 ac. +,
Cleared, Septic & Well.
Ready to build. $85,000.
(863)634-8396


RESIDENTIAL LOTS:
(2 adjoining) in Okeechobee
Park. $32,500 for both.
Call (863)634-5988


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
(800)709-5253.



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
(866)292-5762.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS.
FREE COLOR BROCHURE &
INFORMATION. MOUNTAIN
PROPERTIES W/ SPEC-
TACULAR VIEWS HOMES,
CABINS, CREEKS & INVEST-
MENT ACREAGE. Cherokee
Mountain GMAC Real Estate.
cherokeemountainrealty.com
(800)841-5868.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins, Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
TY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
E R T I E S
www.exitmurphy.com.
NC Mountains. 1,90 Acres w/
75 mile view & hardwood
trees. Financing available, at
$59,000 w/little down. Per-
fect for log cabin. This one
won't last call today
(800)699-1289 or www.riv-
erbendlakelure.com.
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
(866)882-1107.


Outof tat
Property Sa


Real Estate




Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




OKEE.- Remodeled 2br, 11/2
ba, 2 Story, Fenced patio. Oak
Lake Apartments. $91,900.
(863)634-3313
ffouses -Sae 02


New, Pre-Construction Golf
Community-Coastal Geor-
gia. Large lots w/ deepwater,
marsh, golf, nature views.
Gated, Golf, Fitness Center,
Tennis, Trails, Oak Park,
Docks. $70K's-$300K.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
erspoint.com.
North Carolina 10 acre Gated
Equestrian Community with
riding trails. Never before of-
fered with 20% pre-develop-
ment discounts. 90%
financing call
828312-1263 /
828)312-3765
NORTH GEORGIA New Homes
in a Gated Mountain Com-
munity nestled in the foothills
of the Appalachians. Golf,
Tennis, Lake, Pools. For info
(678)232-8415 or
www.benttreegeorgia.com.
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-
bentmtn.com.
TN- Swan Ridge Lake Resort
on Dale Hollow Lake, a pri-
vate, gated community. En-
joy the best of both worlds...
Lake-View and Mountain-
View Homesites.
(931)243-4871 www.swan-
ridgedevelopment.com.
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.
Owner (866)789-8535
www.mountainsofVA.com.
Western New Mexico Private
74 Acre Ranch $129,990
Mt. views, trees, -",:ii'gJ n ris,
pastureland, wildlife, borders
BLM. Picturesque homesite
at 6,700' elevation. Horse-
back riding, hiking, hunting.
Perfect family ranch, elec-
tricity. 100% financing.
NALC (866)365-2825

Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




BUCKHEAD RIDGE,-2BR/2BA,
No pets. 1 year lease required.
$650/mo. + $1200 sec.
l863)763-8535- y



LaBelle, '80, 24x56, 3br, 2ba
In Great shape. New Kit.
cabinets & floor.$10,000
(863)675-4061


I Marin


PALM HARBOR HOMES Fac-
tory Model Center LARGEST
in America! Modular and
Manufactured LIQUIDATION
SALE! Call for FREE Color
Brochures! (800)622-2832

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers.'RVs .010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles,'ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT- asking price
$6000, 13' fiberglass laser.
hull, polymer bottom, 220
GPU, all 6 jugs, shop rebuilt,
(863)697-0008 or
(863)467-2743
BOAT, Aluminum, 13 Ft.
w/oars. Great shape! No trail-
er. $300 or best offer.
(863)697-8507 after 6prm.
CANOE & TRAILER, Great
shape! $500.
(863)467-0891
CAROLINA SKIFF- '01, 17',
Excellent cond. Includes trailer,
70hp Suzuki 4 stroke motor.
$5900 neg. 863-634-2342
JAVELIN- 17', 150 hp Mercury
motor. Trailer included.
$4500. or best offer.
(863)983-9908
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.
(302)875-5511
Seville Searay, '86, 20', cutty
cabin, am/fm/cd, 17hp
Merc., inboard/outboard,
$2495.(863)467-6725


TRAVEL TRAILER, 1977 28',
no a/c, fair condition, $650.
Call 863-357-2988.
WINNEBAGO JOURNEY DL 36
Ft., 2001, Diesel, Freight liner
chassis, 6 spd., Allison trans.,
2 slideouts, Loaded, Garage
kept. 24,500 mls. $105,000.
(863)634-3340


5TH WHEEL PLATE- for pick-
up truck, $125
(863)467-1032


SEA-DOO BOMADIER, Runs
great, new trailer. $1000.
(772)342-7304
lYAMAHA WAVE RAIDER '96,
1100 CC w/trailer & cover
$2250 (863)467-5672



BOAT TRAILER, Double axle
with title.$200 (239)410-3784


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Country Garden

Few scenes are as peaceful and refreshing as a coun-
try garden on a spring morning. That's probably why
the garden has become such a popular decorating
theme in recent years. Now you can give your own
home that country charm with the help of a full-
color, 24-page guidebook, 'A Country Garden."
Featuring 15 country-quaint garden projects
designed for easy-to-sew and no-sew applique tech-
niques, the book includes complete step-by-step
instructions, full-size patterns and more.

Country Garden guide (No. P9132)... $7.95
Also available:
Bunnies & Friends guide (No. P9143)... $7.95
Please add $4.00 s&h

To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
15241 Stagg St. this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks for delivery.

Or call (800) 82-U-BILD


Money Back Guarantee


m


AIRBOAT GRASS RAKE, fits
round nose fiberglass hull,
(Combee, big 0, etc.), $25.
(863)467-6696


BMW K75 RT '92- 70K miles,
paid $3500 asking $2500 firm
S(863)634-9620 Okee area
HARLEY DAVIDSON '84- BLK,
exc cond, must sell $5800
(863)467-6875
SUZUKI 85L '04- 10hrs, like
new, $2000 (863)634-0856



SUZUKI 3-WHEELER, 1983,
w/reverse. Runs great. $550
(863)763-3451
WOODS JEEP, 4wd, auto.,
runs good. $1500
(863)467-9298


Automobiles

n'III

Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 41030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



$500 Police Impounds, Cars
from $500! Tax Repos, US
Marshal and IRS sales! Cars,
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's,
Honda's, Chevy's and more!
For listings Call
(800)425-1730 ext.2384.
ACURA LEGEND '92, 3.21, V6,
5 speed, 4 door, needs some
work. $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-5613
CHEVY CAVALIER, '96 Auto-
matic, V6, 2.4L, 2dr, green,
CD, a/c,, $1250. Call
(239) 657-4348.
CHRY. NEW YORKER- '87-
good on gas, clean, must be
seen!! 3602 SE 23rd Ave
$2495 (863)763-5987
FLEETWOOD '92- 2dr, SW edi-
tion, new starter/headliner.
Runs, Looks great. $2000.
neg. (772)284-1194
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $300. Call
(239) 657-4348.
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS,
'8b, cold a/c, good transpor-
tation, can be seen at JJ Au-
to, $700. (863)946-3570
NEONS '96- (2) $800 FOR
BOTH (863)983-9908
OLDS INTRIGUE GLS- '2000,
Low mi, Leather, Loaded. All
power, Prem. wheels, Spoil-
er $9000.. (863)697-2906


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16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 24, 2006


PONTIAC SE 1988, Original
owner. Full power, A/C, $2500
or best offer. (863)697-8507
after 6 pm.


AUTO WANTED:
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/ Truck. Please call
(954)561-2776


CHEVY HJ FLEETLINE SPE-
CIAL, 1950, 216.5 6 cyl., 2
dr. sedan, 3 spd. column,
$10,000 neg (863)467-6725

-I
FORD F350 DUMP TRUCK,
'80, $2500 or best offer.
863-234-3470



FORD BRONCO, '94, 4x4,
blue, exc. cond., $3300.
863-234-3470
FORD PU '82, 4x4,1 ton sus-
pension, big block 460, w/4
speed trans. 10" lift kit, 44"
swampers, fiberglass tilt hood,
456 gears, with lockers front &
rear. Roll cage, stereo system
with amp, all professionally
built. Asking $12,500
(863)763-3221
SWAMP BUGGY, 2.5 ton run-
ning gear, 302 Ford V8, twin
transfer cases, well built en-
gine, runs good. $12,500
(863)763-3221
SWAMP BUGGY, Custom
built, small block 350 Chevy,
350 turbo trans., new railings,
7 new seats, real safe.
$12,500 (863)763-3221


CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
EZ GO,'7, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$750 (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063


BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $100
or best offer (863)763-6747
BUGGY PARTS, 4spd. trans.;
new 12 1/2 ft. step-in frame &
4 tires with rims, 38x12.5x15.
$1000 neg. (863)673-1501
MIRRORS: Set, Stock, Electric
w/defrost. For 2004 Dodge
Truck. $100. (772)201-5689
PONTIAC STRAIGHT 8 FLAT-
HEAD, engine & transmis-
sion, $1200. (863)467-4328
RIMS For S-10 truck, 18" x
7 1/2", brand new, never on
truck, asking $700.
(863)697-3865
STEP BARS Tube type for ex-
tended cab for truck, Summit
#fey-23-1430, $100. Call
863-467-0668.
Third Seat, brand new, for '99
Ford Expedition, $200.
(863)946-3570
TIRES (5) 17", Michelin,
Heavy Duty, for Dodge 2004,
8 lug. wheels. Less than 20K.
$600 (772)201-5689. -
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass,
fits 2001-03 F150 Super
Crew. Asking $450 neg.
.(863)763-2666
VOLVO GLE 740 '85- body
good, engine needs wiring,
parts only $300 firm
(863)467-8041


I Golf Carts


CHEVY 3500 1990, 1 Ton,
Crew Cab, 8 Ft. Utility. Bed,
new paint & clean. $4750.
(239)246-3549
DODGE, '78 WD, runs & looks
reat, air, needs minor work,
2500/neg. 863-763-2227
or 863-634-4221.
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spd., 4 cyl., 7K org. mls. Good
tires. Just needs a little TLC.
$1400. (863)675-6142
FORD F150 1979, 4x4, Brand
new 35" tires, 4 spd. trans.,
351 engine. Runs great $2500
(863)634-8519
FORD F150 '94, Bedliner, tool-
box, new tires, tow package.
Runs great, very clean. $4500
or best offer. (863)885-2445
FORD F150 '97- V8, new mo-
tor/trans, 7" lift, 35" tires,
step bars, lights, brush
guard, chip, exhaust, rear
springs, sound system, tool
box, tinted. Great condition
$9500 neg. (772)409-3182
FORD F150 XLT, '89, 2wd,
new tires, clutch, great
shape, $2500.
(863)635-1144
FORD F150 XLT '91- runs &
looks good, new tires &
brakes, AC, tool box, long
bed, $2500 (863)467-7838
FORD F250- '85, 4x4, Runs
good. Has Super Swamper
tires. $1000. or best offer
(863)634-0187
FORD F250 '86, 454 engine
only 3 years old. A/C & cd.
Great work truck, good condi-
tion. $3000 (863)357-3313
FORD F250, '86, runs great,
new tires, a/c, $1400.
(561)202-4136 Okeechobee
FORD F250 '91, With Reading
utility bed. Rebuilt motor, as is.
$3500 neg. (863)674-0416


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FORD RANGER XLP 88, 5sp,
runs & looks good, $1700.
(863)763-6747.
TOYOTA '88, 4X4, Flat bed, 4
cyl., 5 spd., good work or play
truck. 57k. $950 neg.
(863)674-0874
TOYOTA PU '88- 4X4, 5 SPD
with air, $2500
(863)632-9166
TRUCK BED- '95, F350, Dual
wheel. Excellent shape.
$500. or best offer.
(863)261-4781


FORD BRONCO, '93, engine
trouble, $800 as is.
863-675-2759 or
863-599-1868
JEEP '95, 4 cyl., 5 speed. 8"
lift kit, custom bumpers. 8,000
pound wench, tow bar,
38.5x12.5 swamper buggers,
488 gears. This Jeep will go
anywhere. Asking $7500
(863)763-3221


DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 14X7,
4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex-
tra heavy duty, elec brakes
$1600 (863)234-1230
EQUIPMENT TRAILER 20'-
ramps, tool box, goose neck,
2 axles $2200 or best offer
.(863)697-9704
FLAT DECK TRAILER- 20ft, 6"
channel, heavy tandem axle
$950 (772)342-7304
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
TANDEM.AXLE TRAILER, 16',
rear let down ramp, front tool
compartment, $750.
(863)763-0944


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TRAILER, 42 inches wide, 7 ft.
long, new tires, rims, lights &
hitch w/hand wench. $200
(863)635-1096
TRAILER, For motorcycle or 4
wheeler, lowrider. $300
(863)467-0981


CHEVY VAN' 87- cold air, new
tires, $790 (863)673-0782
or (863)674-0837
DODGE CARAVAN '95- excel-
lent condition, $1500
(863)605-3831
DODGE CARGO VAN- '92, 3/4
ton, White, Runs well.
$1200. 561-798-1960 or
561-969-1660
FORD AEROSTAR '94- needs
rocker panels, $1500
(863)605-3831
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.
(863)467-0171


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2006-CP-84
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BARBARA JEAN SIMPSON,
a/k/a BARBARA J. SIMPSON,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of BARA-
BARA JEAN SIMPSON, a/k/a BARBA-
RA J. SIMPSON, deceased, whose
date of death was May 8, 2006, and
whose Social Security Number is
225-50-4828, is pending In the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 N. W. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decadent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice Is served within
three months after the date of the first
publicaton of this notice must file their.
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF.A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
-- WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice Is May 24,2006.
Pamela Prentiss
Personal Representative
23552 N.W.25thAvenue
Lawtey, Florida 32058
CONELY&CONELY RA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
By: Tom W. Conely, ill
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
1336313 ON 5/24,31/06
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
through Rural Development, formerly
Farmers Home Adminietration FmHA),
United States Department of Agricu -
ture (USDA),
Plaint ,
vs. CASE NO. 0616CA
HENRY LEWIS NORMAN and
BRENDA NORMAN,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to a
-Final Judgment entered In the above
entitled cause In the Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Florida, I will sell
the property located in Okeechobee
County, Flolrda, being specifically de-
scribed as follows:
LOTS 1, 2, AND THE EAST 20 FEET OF
LOT 3 IN BLOCK 2, PETIT PARK, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 19,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA
at public sale to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash on the Front Steps of the
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304
NW Second Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da, at 11:00 a.m. on the 30th day of
June,2006.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation In order to
participate In this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please con-
tact Court Administrator, Peggy Ward,
2000 16th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL
32960 (561) 770-5185 Ext. 183 or
call "ITDD 1009558771, within 2
working days of your receipt of this
document, If you are hearing or voice
Impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
Dated5/17/2006.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: LlndaYoung
As Deputy Clerk
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Community Events


Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part of
a committee thatwill plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To become
a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (863) 610-0973.

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on the
second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The mobile unit
will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the fourth Sat-
urday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m: The month of August may
be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood types are
needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications and condi-
tions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be
accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.

Real Life continuing yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will continue having
yard sales throughout the month of May on Thursdays and Fridays only.
Sale times are 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The yard sales help support activities for
the children. Usable donations are always accepted, but must be deliv-
ered to the Ranch. .1

Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the EAHEAP
program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over. Call Kim


Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.

Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
. Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their residence,
The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot Shearwa-
ter boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki outboard and an
aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at Eli's Western
Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appliance,
Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Plantation and Hospice of Okee-
chobee. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Drawing will be held on July 4.
For information, call Theresa Davis at (863) 467-2321.

Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are now available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations for
the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the Chamber
of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to
Shriner's programs.

Church changes its name
Parrott Avenue Christian Church is now known as the Westside Chris-
tian Church of Okeechobee, and is located at 8082 S.R. 70 W. The minis-
ter is Richard Barker and the Associate Minister is Willard Delaney. Sun-
day services begin at 10 a.m., while Sunday Bible School starts at 9 a.m.
Wednesday night'prayer meetings begin at 6 p.m. A nursery is provided.
For information, call (863) 467-2278.


Groups planning Halloween celebration
Okeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Department, Okeechobee Board
of County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council and the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce, are organizing an alternative to door-to-
door Trick-or-Treating. If your group or organization would like to be a
.part of this community-wide Halloween alternative to be held downtown
in the park areas please e-mail Toni Doyle, promotions director for Okee-
chobee Main Street Inc., at promotion@mainstreetokeechobee.com.
Please provide a contact name and phone number. If you are interested in
making a monetary or prize donation, please call (863) 634-9491.

Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please
send.information via e-mail to: ohs 1987reunion@hotmail.com

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and.bluegrass and gospel
music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to expand its
activities to groups that would like to play board games, card games and
bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-
5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come down and talk to us.
Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to
seniors age 60 and over.


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LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on May 26, 2006, at
9:00 AM. Pursuant to Florida Statute
713.78 for unpaid towing and storage
charges. Year, make, model and vin
are as follows.
19B96Pontlac Sunflre
VIN#1G2JB1244T7556817
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Clera
VIN#1G3AG55M9RB332487
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE Fl-
NALI NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE!
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's.
137022 ON 5/24/2006


PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sel at public Auction,
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on June 05,
2006 at 9:00 A.M.
1984 Chevrolet 2-door
Vin# 1G1AZ37H8ER116257 (BRO)
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NOTICE OF CANCELLATION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the South Florida Water Management Olstrict has
cancelled the following rule development workshops to amend Chapters 40E-21
and 40E-22, FA.C., that were scheduled for the purpose of updating the Disict's
rules concerning management of available water supplies during drought condi-
tions particuarly in light of the United States Army Corps of Engineers' anticipated
modification to the Lake Okeechobee regulation schedule:
TIME AND DATE: May 26,2006,1:30 3:30 p.m.
PLACE: South Florida Water Management District Headquarters, B-1 Auditorium,
3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406
TIME AND DATE: May 30, 2006,1:00 3:00 p.m.
PLACE: South Florida Water Management District, Clewiston Field Station, Clewis-
ton Auditorium, State Road 832, 2425 Hookers Point Road, Clewiston, Florida
TIME AND DATE: June 9,2006,1:00 3:00 p.m.
PLACE: South Florida Water Management District, Okeechobee Service Center, 205
North Parrot Avenue, Suite 201 (Second Floor of Bank America Building), Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972
THE PERSON TO CONTACT REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT
IS: Peter J. Kwlatkowski, PG., South Florida Water Management District, Post
Office Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, telephone
1-800-432-2045, extension 2547 or (561) 682-2547
(ntert: pkwlat@sfwmd.ov).
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