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Vol. 95 No. 148
Sunday, May 28, 2006
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held at Veterans Park at 10
a.m. Come join us in honor-
ing our veterans. A dinner will
be held at the American
Legion Post from 12:30 until 3
p.m. Music will be from 1
until 5 p.m.
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
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) said
due to low lake levels, use of
the back ramp could dam-
age a boat. Also, it's doubtful
that the lake level is high
enough to allow a boat to
leave the basin and enter the
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
Driver Memorial Park.
propose higher taxes
LAKELAND (AP) The
Florida Citrus Commission
wants to raise taxes on
orange and grapefruit grow-
ers, hoping the additional rev-
enue will strengthen an
advertising campaign aimed
at saving the troubled indus-
The per-box tax on
processed orange juice
would increase from 18.5
cents to 25 cents, with fresh
grapefruit going from 25
cents to 40 cents and
processed grapefruit jumping
from 24 cents to 40 cents. The
proposal is the highest in at
least a decade, and the com-
mission plans to spend the
next month taking it on the
road to gauge public input.
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Agriculture: One of the largest users of water in Fla.
Courtesy photo/United States Geological Survey
Several aquifers underlie Florida. Depending on the area of the state, water is pumped
from an aquifer (ground water) or a canal or lake (surface water). Desalinization
(removing salt) also supplies some water.
Farming vital to state's economy
By MaiyAnn Morris
Historically, Florida has
always been all about agricul-
ture, from drainage pioneer,
Hamilton Dission in the 1800s, to
sugar pioneers, Edwin Mott and
the Fanjul family. Farmers came
from the "dust bowl" of the mid-
west in the 1930s and before.
Some of the state's first set-
tlers were cattle ranchers in the
1800s. These tough pioneers
rounded up the scrub cattle they
found in Florida. The cattle were
descended from the cattle left by
Spanish explorers in the 1500s
and 1600s Early Floridians
turned the wild cattle into a busi-
ness, driving them to the west
coast of the state to be shipped to
Cuba for beef. They also pro\id-
ed meat for Confederate troops
during the Ciil War.
Agriculture is a ery profitable
business in Florida. In 2003, 30
percent of the land in the state
was farmed, according to the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
tLUSDA.i. With year-around warm
temperatures and 50-some inch-
es of rain, Florida is ideal for
many crops. In addition, North
Florida's Thorobred horse indus-
try has produced 86 equine mil-
lionaires, including 1978's Triple
Crown winner, Affirmed.
Agriculture made a $62 billion
impact on Florida's economy in
2003 according to the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
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Historically, growing citrus uses the most water, followed
by vegetables and sugarcane. More acres were added to
sugarcane production during the time period shown.
Consumer Services (FDACSi.
The industry accounts for
648,000 total jobs and $6.4 billion
in actual production.
Greenhouse nursery opera-
tions account for $1.6 billion; \ '
tomatoes, $516 million; cattle,
more than $348 million; and,
sugarcane, $560 million.
Florida produce finds its way
into nearly every household in Virtual all Florida's water
ther .S.an w ithcomes from rain. There are no
trade withover 100 foreign coun- spring-fed underground rivers
tricash receipts. (FDACS) on in here just rain that falls on the
All those agriculture industries
require water. See Farming Page 2
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Kunkel documented Florida
By MaryAnn Morris
While all the exploring and
money making schemes were
much afoot in Florida, others
came with different interests.
One of these "others" was John
Kunkel Small, PhD, ScD. He was
a botanist, of .published note,
who just happened to be the
head curator of the Museums
and Herbarium of the 250-acre
New York Botanical Garden. He
wrote of the ferns and flora of
South Florida: the Keys, Miami,
the Everglades, Cape Sable and
his travels to Lake Okeechobee
and the Big Cypress all from
1913 through 1918. Few scien-
tists of such note have left such
In his pamphlet, Explo-
rations in South Florida, 1915,
he speaks of starting his travels
here in 1903. He documented,
in scientific descriptions and
photographs, the Florida that
His "A Botanical Excursion to
the Big Cypress", told of his trav-
els from Ft. Pierce, through
Okeechobee, Palmdale and on
to the Big Cypress. He traveled
with "Mr. W. Stanley Hanson, a
bird inspector from the United
States Biological Survey." The
"facilities" for collecting his
plant specimens were provided
by Mr. Charles Deering, of
"As Fort Pierce disappeared
from view, we sped westward
to the Halpatiokee Swamp
where countless turtles and
snakes basked in the water
pools along the road," he says.
See Kunkel Page 2
Special to INI/John Kunkel Small/Reprinted from Natural History, Vol. A
On the journey from Palmdale to LaBelle, a nest of burrowing
owls who had learned to imitate the sound of a rattlesnake was
unearthed by the scientists in 1917.
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"After crossing the swamp anoth-
er stretch of sand pine woods was
traversed with difficulty, as the
combined power of the engine
and the pushing ability of the
occupants of the car were neces-
sary to get through the twelve
miles of loose sand." Such were
the joys of travel in early Florida or
up in the Viking today! Later he
says, "Then we reached Okee-
chobee City, a settlement of sever-
al scores of houses. In the fall of
1913 when we. went up the
Onoshohatchee River from Lake
Okeechobee, this place had been
located on the map and staked
out by surveyors, but not yet colo-
"At this point we left civiliza-
tion behind. From Okeechobee
City to Fisheating Creek the coun-
try was devoid even of roads and,
we took an old trail, dating back
perhaps to even before the Semi-
nole Wars. Okeechobee City dis-
appeared as we hurried around
the curves, not to say, coils in the
trail and after passing through
some miles of pinelands we came
to the bottoms or prairies of the
Kissimmee River. These bottom
lands are like immense lawns,
perfectly level, and carpeted with
a turf of various wild grasses, and
often extending as far as the eye
can see. There were thousands of
semi-wild cattle grazing on the
broad green prairies."
After an adventurous crossing
of the Kissimmee River on a ferry
boat, they decided to cross the
Indian Prairie that night. It was
uninhabited. He describes the
feeling of driving on the flat
expanse in the pitch black dark.
"Although the prairie was deal
level, the optical illusion was that
of running downhill and jumping
off the earth."
After a rest and a meal in Palm-
dale they got an early start for
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"After a few hours rest, we
made an early start for LaBelle,
which is an old settlement situat-
ed at about the start of natural
navigation on the Caloosahatchee
River. They crossed Fisheating
"An extremely picturesque
stream meandering through the
almost uninhabited prairie, with
its banks either exposed to the
sun or covered with shrubs and
bright-colored asters or ham-
mocks of oaks, ash and maple
which sometimes give way to pal-
metto which sometimes lean far
over the water's edge."
Nearing the Caloosahatchee
they met a very interesting little
"Perhaps the most interesting
creature on these prairies was the
Burrowing Owl. This bird, in
some places had honey-combed
the prairie with its burrows., These
tunnels, about six to eight feet
long are about a foot beneath the
sand. At one end is an opening
about six inches across, at the
other end is a nest. The old owls
are so tame we could almost pick
them up and often they would sit
quite still, while the automobiles
passed by them at a distance of
about two feet."
They decided to dig up one of
the burrows, but as they started to
dig, were startled by the sound of
a rattlesnake, then two rattle
snakes, then a third.
"The digging became more
exciting." Says Mr. Small, "as we
dug further and further and the
rattling became louder and loud-
er. We thought it would be an
excellent opportunity to get pic-
tures of a living rattlesnake. After
a considerable search some sur-
veyor's stakes were found and a
noose prepared for capturing the
But what they found were four
owls and the larger ones had
learned to imitate a rattlesnake so
well that, "we who had personal
experience with rattlesnakes
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ground and people who use it.
People use it to drink, wash laun-
dry and cars, water lawns, and
grow vegetables, fruit trees, land-
scape plants and sugarcane.
Water in Florida can be found in
two places: ground water (under-
ground aquifers) which supplies 62
percent of the state's water needs
and surface water (lakes and the
canals that flow from them), which
supply the remaining 38 percent.
Water scientists and managers have
developed classifications for work-
ing with water data: Public, (water
plants for homes, businesses, etc),
and self-supplied, agricultural,
commercial (includes mining),
recreational (golf courses, for
instance), and power generation.
Only some is metered; most is
estimated, based on a "factor" a
number value proven by use to
represent the actual amount used.
Ground water is used for 92 per-
cent of the state's drinking water.
Power plants arid irrigation con-
sume 82 percent of the surface
Most of the surface water is
from managed canals and lakes,
such as Lake Okeechobee, which
supplies Glades, Hendry, Martin,
Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties,
the Caloosahatchee River (Glades,
Hendry and Lee counties. A large
percentage of the water that is
flooded onto fields or groves is not
absorbed and is pumped back into
canals or ditches for later use.
Although public (water plants)
and domestic (from wells) water
use has increased due to popula-
tion increases, the per capital (per
person) use has been reduced from
144 gallon per day consumption in
1983 to 106 gallons per day in 2000.
This is due to more use of
reclaimed water (treated waste-
water or sewage) for irrigation of
landscaping, more efficient water
fixtures and increased use of
xeriscaping (grouping thirsty plants
together and using more native
plants) techniques for landscaping.
Commercialwater use, broadly
is for general commercial, 10 per-
cent; food production and manu-
facturing 6 percent; pulp and paper,
27 percent; and mining, 33 percent.
Polk County is the largest commer-
cial water user in the South Florida
Water Management District. Water
used for mining of phosphate, sand
and limestone accounted (road
building) for the vast majority.
Recreational water use includes
watering grass in public parks, play-
grounds, athletic fields, golf cours-
es, green areas on highwa\Ys and
cemeteries and filling nbn-agricul-
tural ponds and swimming pools.
Agriculture, including watering
livestock, is the largest user of
water in Florida. About 48 percent
of the state's total water is used for
Most of the water comes from the
Floridian aquifer, the remainder from
surface water: Lake Okeechobee
and its canals in the Everglades Agri-
cultural Area (EAA) (Glades, Martin,
Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties)
and the canals associated with the
headwaters of the Upper St. Johns
River (Okeechobee and St. Lucie
counties in SFWMD). South Florida
is intensively irrigated for sugarcane,
citrus and vegetables to the tune of
63 percent of the state's total surface
More than one-half the agricul-
tural acreage in farms is in
improved pasture, but almost
none of the pastureland is irrigated.
More than 80 percent of the
remaining acreage (citrus, sugar-
-cane, nurseries/greenhouses and
veggies) is irrigated.
Since the state's water supply
depends on rainfall, irrigation
depends on rainfall. But the drier it is,
the more farmers need to irrigate.
This irrigation is for food arid jobs, not
for esthetics, like lawns and landscap-
ing; hence watering and car wash-
ing restrictions during droughts.
Agricultural use includes water-
ing to keep crops from freeze dam-
age. Ice is 32 degrees when a wind
chill can drop below that. Flooding
the fields during the off-season kills
insects and weeds and helps
reduce subsidence of the soil. The
rice crop grown on some sugar-
cane fields reduces the expense of
running pumps and building dikes
to keep water on the fields when
flooding them. Rice is profitable
and rice increases sugar yields by a
ton/acre the year following.
Palm Beach, Hendry, St. Lucie
Counties in SFWMD, plus Indian
River County accounted for nearly
one-half of the total water used for
agriculture in 2000, the last year
published data was found. Flori-
da's sub-tropical climate and mild
winters allow for early spring crops
and multiple crops each year, and
the State's proximity to east coast
markets allows fast shipping.
The scientists looked at 28 spe-
cific cope types and broke these
into four main categories: veggies,
fruit, field, and ornamentals and
grasses. Of these four major types,
fruit was the largest user of water
for irrigation (47 percent) and cit-
rus accounted for 98 percent of
that. Field crops, including sugar-
cane were the second largest user
of water, using nearly 26 percent.
Together citrus and sugarcane
accounted for 66 percent of the
acres irrigated and 68 percent of
the water used for agriculture.
Better methods of farming and
irrigation have increased Citrus
trees/acre from 80 trees per acre in
1970 to 130 trees per acre in 2000
(Florida Agricultural Statistics Ser-
vice 2000), so the acreage is less,
but the fruit is more. Micro-irriga-
tion use is increasing so more
acreage is irrigated efficiently and
the more wasteful flood irrigation
is being phased out as new groves
use, and old groves are changed
over, to micro-irrigation.
Harvested sugarcane acreage
has remained relatively constant at
440,000 acres since 1994 (FDACS).
Vegetable acreage has decreased
slightly, but acreage for ornamen-
tals and grasses have increased in
the past 20 years,, driven by the
development industry. Sod and
many landscape plants are needed
for new homes and businesses and
they require large amounts of
water to grow and maintain until
sale. Sugar refineries produce
more water, recovered from the
cane being processed, than they
use. Water discharged from agri-
cultural uses back into canals may
be later pumped back into cultivat-
ed acreage for re-use.
Most water for recreational uses
is for golf courses, which use 72
percent of the recreational water
and 48 percent of the reclaimed
water. 61 percent of recreational
acreage is for golf courses. Golf
courses are designed with ponds to
catch runoff for re-use as well as
esthetics and water hazards. :
The largest consumers of water
in Florida are agriculture and recre-
ation. This is mainly due to high
evapotranspiration during hot, dry
weather when demands are high.
Because of changes to the Flori-
da environment, a program of
"Best Management Practices"
(BMP) has been implemented by
the water management districts,
particularly SFWMD where the
areas that drain into the Everglades
(watershed, or basins) are con-
cerned. BMPs are five categories:
nutrient control, nutrient source,
water management, sediment
control and pasture management.
The FDEP, University of Florida,
Institute of Food and agricultural
Sciences and landowners in the
EAA financially sponsor research to
monitor the BMP program.
'The 1994 Everglades Forever Act
targeted the reduction of phospho-
rous in the water as key to the eco-
logical health of South Florida. The
Kissimmee River Watershed, byway
of the river and Lake Okeechobee
and much area to the south of the
lake is monitored for phosphorus.
The goal was to reduce phosphorus
by 25 percent. Phosphorous has
been reduced, not by 25 percent,
but by more than 50 percent in the
EAAsince the program's start.
Resources for this article includ-
ed: "Water Withdrawals, Use, Dis-
charge and Trends in Florida, 2000,"
USGS and FDEP, "Everglades Pro-
gram Best management Practices
Annual Report, 2004," SFWMD,
"2000 Census ofAgriculture, "USDA.
FARMS in SFWMD
Value, Acreage and Crops
$$$ Crops making the most money
*PALM BEACH $760 million 534,000 acres
$$$ Crops: veggies (sweet corn, rice), sugarcane and nursery/greenhouse
Acres: 340,000 in sugarcane, 58,600 in veggies, (of which 26,000 is corn and
ODADE-$578 million 93,000 acres
$$$ Crops: veggies, greenhouse and nursery and fruit and some livestock
Acres: 34,000 in veggies (of Which 18,000 is snap beans, 7,200 avocados, 5,300
squash), 6,100 nursery stock
*HENDRY- $376 million 552,000 acres
$$$ Crops: fruits, veggies, hay and other, milkand bees
Acres: 105,000 in citrus, 72,000 sugarcane, 17,600 veggies
*POLK- $285 million, 620,000 acres
$$$ Crops: citrus, nursery/greenhouse and cattle
Acres: 117,000 in citrus
*COLLIER- $268 million 181,00Q acres
$$$ Crops: vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes,
Acres: 36,000 in citrus, 18,000 in veggies (of which 14,000 are tomatoes)
*ORANGE $243 million 147,000 acres
$$$ Crops: citrus, nursery/greenhouse and cattle
Acres: 8,700 in citrus
*HIGHLANDS $236 million 577,000 acres
$$$ Crops: fruits, nursery/greenhouse, cattle and bees
Acres: 81,000 in citrus, 1,500 in bulbs (flowers) ,
*OKEECHOBEE-$144 million 393,000 acres
$$$ Cattle, milk and some crops: melons and potatoes
Acres: 12,000 in citrus
*MARTIN-$128 million 206,000 acres
$$$ Crops: fruit, mainly oranges, nursery/greenhouse, cattle
Acres: 48,000 in citrus
*ST. LUCIE $128 million 222,000 acres
$$$ Crops: fruit and cattle
Acres: 93,000 in citrus
*LEE -$113 million 126,000 acres
$$$ Crops: nursery/greenhouse, fruit, aquaculture, livestock and bees
Acres: 14,000 in citrus, 3,300 veggies (of which 1,800 were cucumbers)
OGLADES -$72 million 408,000 acres
$$$ Crops: hay and other and livestock
Acres: 8,600 in citrus
*OSCEOLA- $65 million 653,000 acres
$$$ Crops: fruits, nursery/greenhouse and cattle
Acres: Citrus 10,600
*BROWARD- $50 million 24,000 acres
$$$ Crops: nursery/greenhouse, vegetables and bees
Acres: 400 in citrus and 800 veggies
*MONROE- $3 million 102 acres
$$$ Crops: aquaculture, nursery/greenhouse and fruit (floraculture, avocados,
Acres noted: "Cannot be disclosed"
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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, May 28, 2006
CES holds student
Central Elementary School
held their awards presentations
Wednesday. morning, May 24.
The following students received
Academics All Year awards
were presented to: Claresha
Blair, Adel Elhindi, Cain Elliott,
Devin Hoyle, Jessica Humphrey,
Darby Jones, Dillon Jones, Beat-
riz Martinez, Samantha Norris,
Ami Nunez, Chelsey Perry,
Hunter Pritchard, Diego
Rodriguez, Shamarah Shanks,
Kylie Shirley, Braden Standefer,
Caitlyn Stripling, Katie Van Beek
and Vanessa Watt.
Gold Honor Roll students for
the entire year were: Destiny
Nunez and Brooke Snyder.
Gold Honor Roll for the final
nine weeks were: Jessica
Humphrey, Darby Jones, Destiny
Nunez, Hunter Pritchard, Brooke
Snyder, Caitlyn Stripling, Katie
VanBeek and Vanessa Watt.
Silver Honor Roll students
were: Claresha Blair, Sage Dou-
glas, Adel Elhindi, Cain Elliot,
Sarai Gomez, Taylour Hall, Dil-
lon Jones, Tania Liberato, Beat-
riz Martinez, Chelsey Perry,
Diego Rodriguez, Kylie Shirley,
Patsy Thomas and Zachary
Red Honor Roll recipients
were: Frank Adamo, David Cole-
man, Santos Diaz, Devin Hoyle,
Garrett Huston, Samantha Nor-
ris, Ami Nunez, Shamarah
Shanks, Braden Standefer, Jadie
Underhill and Amanda Williams.
Citizenship Awards were pre-
sented to: Anissa Demezier, Sage'
Douglas, Elisabeth Garduno,
Sarai Gomez, Johnathan Gui-
tron, Taylour Hall, Dustin Hamn-
er, Garrett Huston, Cornelius
Jarvis, Chris Kieffer, Thania Lib-
erato, Mariah Madrigal, Taz Oliv-
er, Atalo Palacios, Francisco
Sanchez, Allyson Trimble, Kath-
eryne Valle, Katie Van Beek, Kris-
tian Vergara and Mercedes
awards ceremony ''mit
Allyson Trimble, Jadie Underhill, place-Chemistry; Samantha Nor- f
Paul Underwood, Katie Van- ris-third place-Chemistry; Caitlyn
Beek, Ben Vuleta, Vanessa Watt, Stripling-first place-Computer;
Tanda Weeks and Mercedes Frank Adamo-first place-Earth &. ni s
White. Space Science; Darby Jones-sec- Community Links. Individual Voices.
Effort Awards were earned
by: Santos Diaz, Gabriel Escamil-
la, Diana Gaona, Elisabeth Gar-
duno, Katie Green, Dustin Ham'-
ner, Jessica Humphrey, Darby
Jones, Thania Liberato, Beatriz
Martinez, Destiny Nunez, Taz
Oliver, Forrestt Petty, Francisco
Sanchez, Patsy Thomas, Paul
Underwood, Katie VanBeek, Ben
Vuleta, Tanda Weeks and Aman-
Super Problem Solver Awards
were presented to: Jessica
Humphrey, Samantha Norris,
Ami Nunez, Destiny Nunez,
Diego Rodriguez, Braden
Standefer, Katie VanBeek and
Kiwanis Terrific Kids Awards
went to: Ryan Hagan, Anissa
Demezier, Caitlyn Stripling and
Perfect Attendance awards
went to: Emmanuel Gaona, Cor-
nelius Jarvis, Thania Liberato,
Isaac Robledo, Kylie Shirley,
Jump Rope for Heart winners
were: Thania Liberato, Saman-
tha Norris,. Isaac Robledo, Sierra
Story, Oscar Tinajero and Katie
Panther Pals were: Frank
Adamo, Nick Barletto, Claresha
Blair, Adel Elhindi, Liliana Flores,
Diana Gaona, Christopher Gar-
cia, Elisabeth Garduno, Dustin
Hamner,. Devin Hoyle, Rocky
Huddleston, Jessica Humphrey,
Garrett Huston, Darby Jones,
Kassandra Lartigue, Thania Lib-
erato, Travis Muldoon, Destiny
Mullin, Dianisha Nazario,
Samantha Norris, Amelia Nunez,
Chelsey Perry, Brett Peterson,
Brendan Petty, Hunter Pritchard,
Isaac'Robledo, Diego Rodriguez,
Marilu Rodriguez, Ashley Row-
ell, Ivana Shelby, Kylie Shirley,
Brooke Snyder, Sierra Story, Cait-
lyn Stripling, Patsy Thomas,
Oscar Tinajero, Amber Tomb,
ond place-E.arth & Space Sci-
ence; Shamarah Shanks-third
place-Earth & Space Science;
Rosa Najera-first place-Math;
Oscar Tinajero-first place-Zoolo-
gy; Liliana Flores-second place-
Zoology; Alicia Boland-third
place-Zoology; Braden Stande-
fer-first place-Physics; Beatriz
and Thania Liberato-third place-
Proud Panther: Taylour Hall,,
Chelsey Perry, Patsy Thomas,
Katheryne Valle and Jacob Witt.
Hot Pencil Star students were:
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Student Council awards were
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Science Fair winners receiv-
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NOTHING TO DO: Responding to the calls about teens saying there
is "nothing to do," well, I feel like "we" have to start driving these kids
in the right direction with some positive words. What do kids have to
complain about these days? They sit in the house and ride around in
"new" vehicles, which is something we did not do. They don't even
know what the word "work" means. If they were working and doing
things that were constructive they wouldn't have time to complain
about nothing to do.
ATV'S: With school out, the problem with the ATVs is only going to
get worse unless the cops get tough about enforcing the law. It is
against the law and dangerous for anyone to ride an ATV on a road.
Roads are for licensed vehicles. ATVs are for offroad fun. If a car hits an
ATV, the person on the ATV is going to be the one to die. Parents, if
your kids have ATVs, golf cart, go carts or 4-wheelers, make sure they
stay off the roads. It is against the law and very dangerous. If you love
your children, keep them safe.
LAKE LEVEL: Considering the elevation here, I don't think we have
too much to worry about if the dike gives. But I do think we need to get
the lake level down. If the concern about the dike is the reason they
bring the lake down, I won't complain. We need the lake down in
order to let the littoral zones dry out and regrow the native vegetation,
so that when the areas flood again it will provide spawning area for the
fish. We are losing our fisheries because the lake has been too high for
the past few years, and because the hurricanes tore up what vegeta-
tion we still had.
GATORS: With the recent alligator attacks, maybe nature is trying
to tell us something. Maybe we have more humans already living in
Florida than should be here. Mother Nature wants to stop the overpop-
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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 applica-
Church schedules Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St.,.will hosttheir Vaca-
tion Bible School June 19-23 from 6 until 9 p.m. This year's topic is
Artic Edge, Where Adventure Meets Courage. Classes will be from
age 3 to adult. A class for the deaf will also be available. Child 'care
for 2 and under will be provided for parents attending VBS. A kick-
off event is scheduled for June 17 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. Registra-
tion forms may be downloaded at www.oakviewbaptist.org, or
picked up at the church office. For information, call (863) 763-
Book discussion group
The Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will meet next
Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m. The book to be read and discussed is
'Persuasion' by Jane Austen. This will be the last meeting for the
season. The next meeting will be in September. The library is locat-
ed at 206 S.W. Second St. For more information call Jan Fehrman at
Free memory loss screenings offered
The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will offer free
memory loss screenings on Friday, June 23, from 11 am. until 2:30
p.m. Appointments are needed. To schedule an appointment, call
Donna True at 800-861-7826 or (772) 285-6291.
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.
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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.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to theta
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For, information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is.
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-
6510 or (863)467-52621.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at theC
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The publicre isnvit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumentalformation availabusic. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church nOveromers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting,
callFor information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139. (863) 357-0297.,.
GospBible study atel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7rch, 19p.m. The Paublic istt Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths.
to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Churchin
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. A24tha 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 cilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893..
Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second St. Thiscussionisbrian open meeting.ruths
A.A. meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. This will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600o
S.W. Second Ave., from 7 until 8 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510-
or (863) 467-5261.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St. .
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixthecond Ave., from S7 until 8 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee wiiters meet every Thursday from 9 a.mnoon until 1 p.m. atthe
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
Martha. Col's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups area.m. at thed eery ThCommunirsday at 6 p.m412 N.W. For
Sixth St. For information call (863) 763-5996.2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the Onel
Stop Center, 123 SN.W. Parkxth St., Forin Okeechobee. Representatives will be
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet
from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For
information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185Ray Worley at (863) 467
Okeechfbee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may
attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers
and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin, M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee,
and Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is
from 2 until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve
your place in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is avail-
able for your loved one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Liv-
ing/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information about
respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524or call hirlean Graham or Irene Luck
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
come to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, informati seon and
ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2321.
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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 covered
dish dinner. Camping is allowed for the weekend and is encouraged.
For information, call Jimmie Howell at (863) 467-0981.
Signs for Jesus to perform
The Signs for Jesus will perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, at
the Living Word of Faith Fellowship, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., and at the
Basinger Church of God, at CR 68 and U.S. 98, on Wednesday, Ma
31, at 7 p.m. For information, call Linda at (863) 763-4958 or (863)
. 763-6869; or, Reverend Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373.
Putt-putt tourney aids KOA Kid Camp
The third annual Good Habits and Old Spirits Putt-Putt Golf Touma-
ment will be held Monday, May 29, will be held at the KOA Camp-
ground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Registrations will be taken from 10 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. at the Good Spirits Liquors, 245 U.S. 441 S.E. No entries will
be accepted after 12:30 p.m. Playwill begin at 2 p.m. The format will be
blind draw, two-man scramble. The tournament is for adults only -
no one under 21 can enter. All proceeds will go to the KOA Kid Camp.
For information, contact the KOACampground 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 Sat-
urday, June 3, from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost is $15 per person
and tickets must be purchased in advance. For information, call (863)
Vacation Bible school to be held-
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church,4212 U.S. 441 N. will"
hold its Vacation Bible School from June 5 through June 9 from 7
p.m. until 9 p.m. Classes are for all ages. This year's theme will be
Boomerang Bonanza. For information call (863) 763-7743.
Summer Swim Lessons scheduled
Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation is offering swimming
lessons Monday through Thursday. There will be three sessions, June
5 -15, June 19-June 29 and July 3- July 13. The cost is $30 per session
(there is a $5 discount for a second child). Class times are from 8:
a.m. until 8:45, 9:30 a.m. 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Payment is due upon
registration. Call the Sports Complex Pool at (863) 467-7667. Registra-
tions end May 31. The sports complex is located at 640 N.W 27 Lane.
Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual summer
camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12 during the month of
June. Camp dates are: June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-23; and, June 26-
30. The cost is $100 per camper, and campers should provide their
own snacks and lunch. For information, contact Sue Arnold at (863)
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.
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
Peace Lutheran yard sale scheduled
Thrivent of Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23 Lane, will hold a
yard sale, Saturday, June 10 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the PLC Fellow-
2006 Mr and Miss Firecracker pageant planned
The Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Volunteers will sponsor their
annual Mr. and Miss Firecracker beauty pageant on Saturday, June 17
at the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. We will have the same
coordinators as in the past, Donnie Arnold (863) 634-6464 or Darlene
Stokes (863) 763-3430. This contest is open to Okeechobee residents
only. Deadline to enter will be Sunday June 11 at 5 p.m. Applications
can be picked up at Kids Corner/Outpost, Bridgette Waldau Studio
Graphic Design, Carolyn's Coiffures and the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce.
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 under way at 8 a.m. Tournament format will be a four-person
scramble, make your own team. The entry fee will include green
fees, prizes and a barbecue. Proceeds from the 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.
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When outdoors protect your skin by applying sunscreen
By Daniel Shube
I've been so worried about
reminding everyone about what to
buy for Mother's Day and Father's
Day that I forgot to remind every-
one to protect their skin from the
extreme Florida summer sun.
I know it is not quite summer
yet, but this time of year it sure feels
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Seacoast National Bank has a long history of
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be answered by a live person not a machine.
Thank you for your continued trust.
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insurance and water issues will
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Cows 0 324
Strs S 101
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their honor was enjoyed by all employees. Thank you to all our nurses for their dedicat-
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The Long-Term Care
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volunteers to serve as advocates
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N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle
maintenance facility is open
from 8 a.m. until noon and from
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through Friday. It is closed on
weekends and holidays. Only
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newspaper, aluminum and
metal cans, corrugated card-
board, glass jars and bottles and
plastics #1 through #7 are
accepted at the public facilities.
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cial business items; tires; appli-
ances; electronic devices; yard
trash; household trash; oil, gas,
paint or household hazardous
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Movie times for Friday, May
26, through Thursday, June 1,
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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
Theatre II "X-Men 3" (PG-
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weekend hours. Responsible
for housekeeping duties.
Handyman skills helpful.
Bilingual pref. Fax resume to
(863)357-2991 or apply at
'FL Community Health Centers
1100 N.Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL. EOE/DFWP
Experienced Mature Teachers
Building Blocks Academy
F/T positions available.
Great pay, working
environment & benefits
PRESCHOOL NOW HIRING
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNICIAN
*Raulerson Hospital, Okeechobee
Wake up each morning knowing that your are going to
make a difference in how healthcare is provided in the
South Florida region. At HCA East Florida Supply Chain
Services, we support 13 area hospitals by supplying
them with more efficient & cost-effective services, which
translates directly into a higher quality of healthcare at
these facilities, Our associates are a part of an energetic
team environment. You can be a part of that team also.
The Supply Chain Technician is responsible for receiving,
keying, & promptly distributing all supplies within the fa-
cility, as well as reviewing & maintaining all Min/Max lev-
els for storeroom safety stock & conducting inventories.
Proficiency in MS Office & HS diploma/GED required. Will
be required to cover another facility in the area on an as
To learn more and to-apply online, please visit
HCA Supply Chain Services
10094 Premier Parkway
Miramar, FL 33025
Administrative Assistant / Data Entry
~ Vehicle Maintenance Division ~
Applicants must possess the following skills:
Commitment to detail with data entry, familiar
with accounts payable, able to handle multiple
priorities, excellent organizational skills, able to
meet deadlines, a positive attitude and excellent
communication skills. Benefits, DFWP-
Please fax resume to 863-763-2882
or email resume to email@example.com
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.
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
Ful Ti e 1 01
.. ; --
Call Janet Madray,
The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL or PART TIME
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeedhobee Nems Is An Equal Opportunity Employer
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, 401 K 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
HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Exp. only need apply.
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Call (800)537-3031 for
info orfax resumeto
LOOKING FOR JOURNEY-
With experience & training.
Position requires a strong
knowledge of materials,
methods & tools involved
in all aspects of tenant im-
provements for residential,
commercial & Industrial.
Must be able to trouble
shoot, and repair all phas-
es of electrical. Valid &
clean driving license. Re-
liable & prompt atten-
Jeff M Robinson, Inc.
Contact Human Resources
Martha's House, Inc.
is seeking a full time
Sexual Assault Advocate
Experience with victims
is a must.
Salary is commensurate
to working experience.
Please call 863-763-2893
and speak with
Kim or Stephanie.
May fax resume to:
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Full Time "I'll
Okeechobee News. Sunday, May 28, 2006
The Okeechobee News is seeking an Ad
Services Team Member. This is a part time
position that could lead to full time
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skills
Have good people skills
Be a team player
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Have previous sales experience with a
proven track record
Desire to be successful
Be able to work flexible hours
Quark or Pagemaker
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer
y 9 AAF
Class A & B CDL Required.
Walpole Feed &
2595 NW i t Street
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
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
Sick pay, Health Ins., 401 K,
Vacation & Holiday Pay.
Call Jon at 863-763-3173.
Drug Free Workplace.
Must have 2 yrs exp
w/installation, maint &
repair of pumps, motors,
chemical feeders & flow
FL CDL "B" driver's
license is req'd. $11.01-
$15.76/DOQ. Exc. bene-
fits. Complete application
500 Boston Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED:Class A
Hazemat & Tanker.
S Medical Benefits, Retirement,
- Vacation & Bonus Programs.
For a Busy Child Care Center
resume to 863-467-7560
TIRE SERVICE TECH
Must have good driving record
Excellent benefits & pay.
Will train. 863-634-3536
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 BMJ
Towing:419 SW 2nd Ave.
It's never too late to fInd
the perfect gift. Look for
ft In the elassmlfldis.
Walpole, Inc. is
Earn $45K -
available in Food
Grade, Feed and
* Local & Regional
* Employee BC/BS
, 401(k) with
* Life Insurance
* Sign-on, Safety and
- Weekly Pay
LATE MODEL TRUCKS
(10 mo. avg. age)
Apply online at:
Or Come See Us:
269 NW 9th St.
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED
Class B CDL's, Min. of
2 yrs. exp. w/clean driving
record. Call (863)634-4526
APPLY IN PERSON
Hwy. 98 North
MIG, TIG & STICK
2+YEARS EXPERIENCE REQ.
Must have own tools
Full time- Benefits
5900 Orange Ave., Ft. Pierce
Shop Ihre first
The classIfIed ads
Raulerson Hospital has been serving the
community for'27 years. We offer a full range
of medical and surgical services and state of the
art practices. Become part of our team and
you'll feel right at home in our friendly,
caring community Hospital.
The opportunities you want for your career
-FT- Floor Technician
-*-PT & PRN- Dietary Tech
-FT -Nuclear Med Technologist
--FT -Ultrasound Tech
4--FT -Radiology/CT Tech
--FT & PRN .Physical Therapist
-FT & PRN -Physical Therapist Assistant
For Consideration, please come to Human Resources and complete
and employment application. Log on to www.raulersonhospital.com
for additional information & other opportunities. EOE
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 Hwy. 441
North, Okeechobee. Fl
! (111,111A ll [I] :IIIq =
Full Time Career Opportunity
for the right person. Bi-lingual a
plus. For an interview, please
call Jim at (863) 763-6500.
2+YEARS EXPERIENCE REQ.
Must have own tools.
Full time Benefits
5900 Orange Ave., Ft. Pierce
Need a few more bucks to
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
Must have current FL LPN
License. OB experience help-
ful. Bilingual pref. Competitive
salary and excellent benefits.
Fax resume to:
863)357-2991 or apply at:
L Community Health Ctrs.,
1100 N. Parrott/Ave.,
Okeechobee, FL. EOE/DFWP
PATIENT ACCT RER
FT.'Computer exp needed.
Bilingual pref. Competitive
salary and excellent benefits.
Fax resume to:
(863)357-2991 or apply at:
FL Community Health Centers,
S O100 N. ParrottAve.,
Okeechobee, FL. EOE/DFWP
Excellent oppty!l 8-v5.
Fax resume to Vicky at
863-824-3379 or email
Receptionist/Aide Needed for
medical office. Will Train.
Fax resume to
COOKING & CLEANING, P/T
Must be honest, have great
work quality, be flexible &
& weekends. Contact between
8am-5pm to set up interview.
(772) 597-3565 or email
Available for Call Center.
462-5195 for further details.
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
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true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
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before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698
417 W.S. Park
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available. I
& Bob Cat work. I
SOUTHERN LAND SERVICES
of Moore Haven. Land clearing
& tree service. Licensed &
Insured 239-633-7173. Sam
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Lnens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C- For Travel Trailer, Dual
Therm, '05, 120v, 1 phase,
1500 BTU Used 1/2 yr.
A/C UNITS- 3 ton, Air & heat,
A/C WINDOW UNITS,
1-12,000 BTU's & 1-8,000
BTU's w/remote. Both new
$400. will sep 863-675-8182
CENTRAL A/C PKG UNITS-
2.5 ton & 3 ton $700 for
both or will separate.
DINING ROOM TABLE, 100
yrs. old, $1500 or best offer.
DRESSING TABLE & MIRROR
How last can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sel It In the
Ful im 105
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $700.
TEMPORARY SERVICE POLE,
200 amp service.-Cost $700;
used .1 month. Asking $500
BABY BLANKETS, $50 for all
or will separate.
CHILDREN TOYS, 3 boxes,
boys & girls, $30 will sell
PROM GOWN, Full length,
baby blue, size 20. Still has
tags on it. Paid $400, will sac-
rfice $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
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
0s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
JEANS: Sears, Mens, 9 pairs,
36x29 & 36x30. Some new.
$90 for all, will sep.
MICKEY MANTLE: 1st. Home
Run Card, Stand & Plaque.
$28 will sep. (863)467-1484
COMPACT PRESARIO- Win.
XP, with mouse & keyboard.
COMPAQ PASARIO, Windows
98, Just upgraded. New CD
Burner, etc. $200.
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
LAP TOP- Compaq Armada
E500, Win XP Home Edition,
DVD Player,CD Burner, dis-
kette $550 (863)946-3769
LAP TOP- Sony, Vaio, exc
cond., Win XP Pro, DVD plyr,
CD burner, many extras
$450 neg (863)946-3769
LAPTOP, 1995 Toshiba
330CDX 64mb ram. $300
Printer 6100 Minolta, Qus,
ARMOIRE, Hand Painted,
Cream w/flowers. Luv it, but
must sell. $850.
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
pc. w/Sealy Posturepedic
Mattress. Antique Beige Col-
or. $1000. (863)763-9410
AIR CONDITIONER & ELEC-
TRIC STOVE working condi-
tion, both for $175 or best
CHEST & UPRIGHT FREEZER-
asking $200 for both or will
sell separate (863)675-0550
DISH WASHER- Estate, Good
condition. Top basket need
to be replaced. $40.
FRIDGE, ADMIRAL .18.6 cu-
bic ft., frostless/white, $75.
FRIDGE, GE, Magic Chef glass
top range, Whirlpool wash-
er/dryer, 2 A/C's, $1200 will
sell sep. (863)467-8723
GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Like
new condition. Beige, $125.
UNITS- 2, Good condition.
1-3/4 hp & 1-1hp. $190.
Will sep. (863)697-0217
RANGE, AMANA Smoothe
black/white w/white Ken-
more range hood, $75.
REFRIGERATOR, 27 cu. ft.,
side by side w/water & ice in
door. White. Very good cond.
REFRIGERATOR- good condi-
tion, 4yrs old; white, $200
STOVE- Modern Whirlpool,
self cleaning oven, Good
WASHER & DRYER, Amana
washer & Kenmore Dryer.
$100 for both. (863)357-6315
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool, super capacity, 3yrs
old, excellent condition $350
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool, white, 2 yrs old, good
VENITIAN BLINDS, (5), 29.5"
wide, (2) 60' wide. $25 or will
DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
ENGAGEMENT RING, dia-
mond, 14k, yellow gold,
WATCH, Gold & Sterling Sil-
ver: Ladies. Clips on wrist.
Made by New Mexico Indians.
SWING, 2 seat, with cover.
Good condition. $50
(863)675-6556 after 3 p.m.
TV, Toshiba, BIG SCREEN: 55"
Floor Model w/remote. Ask-
ing $600 or best offer.
8-15ft LITTLE GIANT A
FRAME LADDER- $800
CHAINSAWS (2) & STRING
TRIMMERS (6) Weedeaters.
Need work. $75 for all.
DRILL PRESS: $150.
GENERATOR Homelite LRX
4500 watt, 8.5 hp, 120/240
volt, 142 hrs. $450
GENERATOR, Coleman, Pow-
er Mate Maxa 3000, on cart,
will demonstrate. $225
Good condition. New $350,
Now $100. (772)971-9474
INT'L HARVESTER CUB CA-
DET #107, w/mower deck,
antique, exc. cond., $595.
KEE- 22", 5hp, alum deck,
elect start Runs perfect.
$250. (863)517-2077 La-
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
42" cut, Good condition.
Needs a starter. $175.
ROTOVATOR- 6hp, Troy-
Bilt,elec start, runs excellent,
$350 (863)763-9020 or
SNAPPER- 12 HP Rear engine.
Great shape. $550.
BEDROOM SUITE- King sz
Black w/gray, contemporary
style. Lots of mirrors,-Nice.
$800 neg. (863)634-7895
BOOK CASE- Custom built for-
mica, w/sliding glass doors.
$100. or best offer.
BOOK SHELF $25 or best of-
BR SUITE- Ethan Allen, pine, 2
chest w/bookshelf, desk, 3
ositlon bed, bunk, trundle,
in $395 (863)675-7664
BR SUITE- Wicker, queen size,
headboard, nite stand, chest
BUNK BEDS, Wooden w/bullt
in desk & set of drawers. Very
good condition. $800.
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 see! $650
COUCH, 8 Ft. w/floral design.
Very nice & clean! $80.
COUCH, Tan, Very good con-
dition. $125. LeBelle
DINING ROOM SET, Entertain-
ment ctr & Living room set,
$650. Will separate.
Oak, 4 x 4. $35
ENTERTAINMENT CTR- Dark
wood, Lighted & lots of
shelves 6.5'x6.5' Like new,
$150. Neg. (863)467-7838
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
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
2346 U.S. 27 North
Ne6t to Lowes & across
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD,
3/4, antique, with rails, $50.
HEADBOARD, Queen. Nice
shape, light wood in color.
LIVING ROOM SET, 3-piece, 2
loveseats & 1 chair. Good
LIVING ROOM SET, Sofa, love
seat & chair. Hunter green and
burgandy striped. $250
MATTRESS, BOX SPRING &
FRAME: King Size. $175 or
best offer. (863)675-6142
MATTRESS- King Size, $25
OFFICE DESK- IKEA Beech
top. Very modern and beautiful
to look at. $125.
RECLINER- Barca Lounger,
Retail $900. Like new. Wood
arms & side. Light tan.
SECTIONAL SOFA, Multi Col-
ored. $150. (863)946-0749
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Convertible & 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $50
Table, 6 chairs & China cabi-
TABLE SET, 3-piece w/2,
matching lamps. Brand new.
$300 or best offer.
REVOLVER, 357 Magnum, 4
inch barrel. $300
Walther ppk 380 holster
cleaning kit. $375
GAZELLE- Tony Little, top of
the line, absolutely braind
new, 6 work out CD's $150
HOME GYM- 2 position, Wel-
der Pro 9940 asking $100,
Call Mac (863)675-3889
FInd It easter. Sen It soon-
or In the classileds
BLOOD PRESSURE MONI-
TOR- Digital, Wrist, Brand
new. Never been used.
WHEELCHAIR, Power, with leg
attachment, foot plate, battery
operated w/plugin. Great cond.
$1200 neg. (863)801-6149
55 GAL. STEEL DRUMS- one
side open for burning $80 for
all will sell separately
ARCADE GAMES, (2), Miss
Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100 will sell
CAR HAULER- Hauls up to 4
cars, Needs axles. $700.
FLAT BED TRAILER- Miller,
'71, Tilt deck, Dual tandems,
Holds up to 18,000 lbs.
PEANUT WAGON Small,
stainless steel, runs on LP
gas, real money maker,
TEMPORARY 20' POWER
POLE, meter box, braker box,
51ih wi. hookup, $250.
WOOD BAR, with stem glass
& wine bottle holders, $100.
FLUTE, with case. Excellent
condition. Paid $600, asking
$200 (863)635-3918 Babson
SNARE DRUM- with stand,
asking $50 (863)675-4098
Smith Corona display., dic-
tionary. Like new, $50
BICHON FRISE, Male, born
10/9/05, purebred w/papers.
Up to dale on shots & tags.
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
CHINCHILLA'S- 2 males, 2 fe-
males. $300 for all, will sep.
COCKATIELS, 1 male & 1 fe-
male. Good for breeding. $80
will separate. (863)634-8118
DACHSHUND PUPPY, 7 wks.
old. Black & Tan, Male.
DOG PENS, (2), Large wiggle.
$100 or wil separate. Call
Rick (239)41.0-3784 in La-
ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL,
blk & white, 4 yr. old. leuteed
male, CHOCOLATE LAB. le-L
male 5 mos old, $100 ea
POMERANIAN, male, while, 3
yrs. old, $250
MIN-PIN PUPPIES- 8wks old,
CKC reg. & they have Health
(863)763-4052 or 634-8691
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- I
tair, $75 (863)675-4981
PUPPY, Puggle, female, hon-
ey tan w/black on face, w/pa-
pers. 6 mos. Playful. House
trained. $400 (863)634-6184
TROPICAL FISH & AFRICAN
CICIHLIDS $2000. Will sep-
YORKIPOO PUPPY, CKC reg.
Adorable, shots & vet
Family, friends, scenery
orpets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
NIKON MOTOR DRIVE MD4
Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", w/all hardware, hos-
es & garbage disposal. $45.
CROSSBOW, Barnett com-
mando. $75 (239)246-3549
CAR CD PLAYER, Pioneer
DEH-P47DH, Super Tuner,
Retail $300 Sell $200. (in
STEREO SYSTEM, Fisher, 5
disc CD changer, dual
cassette, etc. $300. Call
Sharp, 25", with remote,
needs reprogramming, $30.
HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
ers & trolley. $600.
MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer
4000, asking $800 or best
Master Slim Jim Kit: Books,
Rods, Shims. Unlock cars,
trucks or imports. New. $300,
Now $100. (863)763-3551
SETTLING TORCH w/oxygen
hoses, cutting torch & braising
tip, $400. (863)763-9527
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with attachments, 4
HR wet/dry, exc cond $30
TABLE SAW, CRAFTSMAN,10"
w/Extensions & Fence. $95..
TABLE SAWS, (2) Craftsman,
10", w/extensions & extra
blades. $199 for both.
NASCAR RACING WHEEL &
PEDALS- computerized for
Windows 95 or dos. $25. neg
Makes you a more infonned
and Intereting person. No
wander newspaper readers
arm moe rn esesful
KITCHEN CABINETS, Used,
uppers & lowers, for garage
MRE's: Meals Ready To Eat
Buying All-Top Dollar Payed
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
419 W.S. Park
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Fued/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
, Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
-APPA. GELDING- wh./leopard
spot, 12yo, easy keeper,
good feet, good ground
HORSE TRAILER- Older mod-
el, 2 horse, New floor. $650.
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.
Palamino Paint Gelding, 6
years old, 15 hands, used for
trail, loads, ties, good ride.
$1000 neg. (863)634-9314
PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand,
Barn & pastured, Not a be-
ginner horse. $1800.
PONY Small Gray mare, 6
yrs old, rides & drives,
WESTERN SHOW SADDLES
(2) black, lots of silver. 15"
seat, & 17" seat $1000 will
34 TON LOG SPLITTER, $600,
TroyBilt Tiller 8hp, $600,
Lesco SS Pro Fertilizer
aspreader $200 (2) Red
ax Trimmers $95 each,
(2) Echo Stick Edgers $75
each, 1 Red Max Back Pack
Blower $200, Black Max 80
gal 220 Air Compressor
$525, Miller ac/dc 220 amp
220 V, elec Stick Welder
$200, Triple lawn trailer
racks $50 (863)234-1230
GRADER / SNOW BLADE, For
John Deere Garden Tractor.
6i H Home
Jim Mcnnes 863-763-3101
OKEE.- Remodeled 2br, 1,'/
ba, 2 Story, Fenced patio. Oak
Lake Apartments. $91,900.
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.
CBS, '03, 4BR/2BA, 4.73
acres, upgraded, $375,000.
Call 561-718-7557. Century
21 America's Choice.
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, in Kings
Bay, partially furn apt, $875/
mo $1000 sec dep. for more
info call (863)763-8349 or
Okeechobee, Large 1BR in
town, furnished, no pets, $750
1st &sec. + utilities.
OKEECHOBEE NEW 2BR/1BA
& IBR/1BA for lease, No
pets or smoking. Call
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, all
appliances, privacy fence &
patio, $1100 mo + $1100
CBS, '03, 3/2, on 1 fenced
acre, $1250 mo., no inside
pets, non-smoking environ-
ment, (863)467-0756 or
CBS 2BR 2BA, W/D, Patio,
Boat Launch, Private Lagoon
on Rim Canal. $1700 mo. +
sec. 1 yr. lease 561-346-4646
CBS 3BR 1BA W/D updt'd
bath, kit. & fling. Inci City wa-
ter in town. $900 mo. + Sec.
1 yr. lease. 561-346-4646
HOUSE FOR RENT
3bd, 2 ba on Canal
$1,300 per mo.
1st, last + sec.
KINGS BAY, 2BR/2BA, 1 car
Savage, CBS home, W&D,
1100/mo. + 1st, last & sec.
OKEECHOBEE 3BR/2BA, 1
car garage. $1300/month &
$500 deposit. (754)214-4964
Option to sell $21 Ok
Saturday, May 27,1 Oam-3pm
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE,. 3r, 1ba, Lg.
yard, Avail. 07/01/06. $900.
mo. + Util. 1st & Last mo.-, '
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
RIM CANAL, 2BR/1BA avail.
6/10, Furnished, water view,
dock, pool, tennis, no pets.
$1,100 mo. + 1st, last &
OKEECHOBEE, 12 Acres near
Hwy 441 & 98, monthly rent
$100/acre. Barn Ponds, Well
water, Fenced. 561-798-1960.
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
OKEECHOBEE, 3 very nice
sleeping rooms, furnished.
er/kitchen priv. (863)484-0829
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 10o5
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
14 Okeechobee News, Sunday, May 28, 2006-
Newly Remodeled 3 BR,
1 BA, Large Lot. Private
CATCH A PIECE
Large 4 BR, 2 BA w/Pool
on 1.63 acres. Has Airplane
hanger on air strip.
Florida Properties of
Ft. Pierce, LLC.
Call Shlrdey @
772-465-6400 or email
FROSTPROOF: %n Acre. 2
Bdrm. House @ 36 Murray
Lane. Cash Sale Only.
NEW 3/2/2 in Everglades Es-
tates. Quality Built. Screen
Porch. Sprinklers, Alarm Sys.,
Central Vac. Granite Kitchen.
Gas or Electric. $249,000.
2-story on 1.25 acre high &
dry Viking lot. Fenced, never
lived il All appliances, central
a/c. $155,000 (863)824-2603
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA, CBS
nome, quiet residential area.
new appliances, heialac, roo01
& vinyl fence: Professionally
system, 2 fountains, Florida
room. 2 sheds & calpon
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2.
55+, Royal Wall const.. car-
port, storage sied, $265k.
i VILLA 2BR/2BA,
Remodeled $130 000
By jppiniiTient only.
Investment Properties: 1/1
S Park Model Cooldo. 3/2 CBS
Home 3 new 1/1 CBS Con.
do's & a new 2'1 CBS Con-
oo PGI 57K $480k lor all'
Serious inquiries Onlyv
.. AIR PARK, 50K Urner Market
I ac: 2 rangers 4000' rur,
way $159K 561-7i56-4586
or ilyvoca(',myway corn
(2 adjoining) in Okeechobee
Park. $32,500 for both.
YOU A MORE INFORMED
o wonder newspaperM
modern eM aompopularl
New3 Bdrm., 2 Bath
CBS home with garage.
across from Lake 0.
Open Plan, High Ceilings,
'Loads of Tile, Cofian & More
5006 SE 42nd St.
Kings Bay. (561)762-2233
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BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BRi2BA.
lo pels 1 year lease requited
$650/mo + 1$1200 sec
RIM CANAL, 1BR, $450 mo.
+ $300 sec.(863)824-8718
BUCKHEAD RIDGE DBL
WIDE- 3br 2ba. tully lenced
yard, newer AC,carpel &
rool asking $74,900 or rent
at $750.monnihly + deposit
AIR BOAT- asking price
$6000, 13' fiberglass laser
hull, polymer bottom, 220
GPU, all 6 jugs, shop rebuilt,
BOAT, Aluminum, 13 Ft.
w/oars. Great shape! No trail-
er. $300 or best offer.
(863)697-8507 after 6pm.
CANOE & TRAILER, Great
CAROLINA SKIFF- '01, 17',
Excellent cond Includes trailer,
70nhp Suzuki 4 stroke motor.
55900i neg. 863-634-2342
FISHING BOAT, 14 Fi. Fiber-
glas. Swivel eal, 9 9 Mari-
ler erg. on alIv trailer $1500
o)r est owner (863),63-3551
PRO CRAFT 1984, 17 Ft, 6 In.
w'l50 Johnsoni GT $2500
PROJECT BOAT, Miusang 24'
with meal cradle it sits on
Need to move, it's in the way.
Sea Ox, 20', c, fish finder,
175 Suzuki. w/trlr., good
cond 15700 or besI oiter
Seville Searay, '86. 20'. curn
cabin, am!lm/ca 17hp
Mert., inboard oulboari,
WINNEBAGO JOURNEY DL 36
Ft., 2001, Diesel Freighi liner
chassis 6 spo., Allison Irans ,
2 slideouIl Loadea. Garage
kepi 24,500 mis. $105,.001
5TH WHEEL PLATE- ior pic'-
up iruck, 125
I Public t ic iI
YAMAHA WAVE RAIDER '96,
1100 CC w/trailer & cover
AIRBOAT GRASS RAKE, fits
round nose fiberglass hull,
(Combee, big 0, etc.), $25,
BOAT TRAILER, Double axle
with title.$200 (239)410-3784
BMW K75 RT '92-70K miles,
paid $3500 asking $2500 firm
(863)634-9620 Okee area
HARLEY DAVIDSON '86,
Sportster, Bell drive, alot of
chrome, big tank.& big seat.
$5000 (772)485-8103 '
SUZUKI 85L '04- 10hrs. like
new, $2000 (863)634-0856,
SUZUKI 3-WHEELER, 1983.
reverse Riuns great. $.550
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
ACURA LEGEND '92, 3 21. V6.
5 speed. 4 duor. rieos sorrme
wi)rk. $2500 or obel oiler.
CHEVY CAVALIER, 96 Alo-
rmatic. V6. 2 4IL. 2dr green
CO. ac, $1. 250 C all
CHRY. NEW YORKER- '87-
gOOid n gas r.ler, iTuS l be
.eenri 3602 SE 23rd Ave
DODGE NEON- '98, 4, new
tires. Good condition. Runs
FLEETWOOD '92- 2dr, SW
edition, new. starter/headliner.
Runs, Looks great, $1500.
FORD FOCUS 2001, 4 Door,
Window Tint. Runs good.
$1000. or best offer.
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '01, mint
condition, loaded, only 26k,
white in color. $12,800 (under
book value). (863)467-0085
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS,
'86, cold a/c, good transpor-
taiion can be seen at JJ Au-
0, $700 18631946-3570
NEONS '96- (21 $800 FOR
PONTIAC SE 1988, Original
oiner Full power, AC, $2500
or bessi other 1863)697-8507
aner 6 tpm
LoOing IO buy Anlique Car/
Converible / Truck Please call
CHEVY HJ FLEETLINE SPE-
CIAL 1950 216.5 6 cyl 2
ar ,&edan, 3 spa column,
1.10 000 neg (8b31467-6725
FORD F350 DUMP TRUCK.
,80 12500 or Oesi oiler.
CHEVY BLAZER- '00- 4.4 AC.
aulo very good cond. $6300
or besI oHfer, can be seen al
E & E Automolive, 3585 N
FORD BRONCO, '94, 4x4.
blue Ce. cond $3300.
JEEP CHEROKEE 1990, 4x4,
Aulo 6 cyl Good condi-
lion Runs goud. Cold A/C.
BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $100
or best offer (863)763-6747
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
FRONT BUMPER GUARD,
chrome, w/light guards for
' '98 Chevy Tahoe & more,
$125 neg. (863)675-0705
MIRRORS: Set, Stock, Electric
w/defrost. For 2004 Dodge
Truck. $100. (772)201-5689
RIMS For S-10 truck, 18" x
71/2", brand new, never on
truck, asking $700.
RIMS, (4)a16" Alum., w/covers
for '99 and up Ford, 8 lug.
STEP BARS Tube type for ex-
tended cab for truck, Summit
#fey-23-1430, $100. Call
Third Seat, brand new, for 99
Ford Expedilion $200.
TIRES (5) 17", Mich'elln,
Heavy Duty, 0or Dodge 2004
8 lug wheels Less than 20K.
TONNEAU COVER, A R E Fi-
berglass. Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $500
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass,
hits 2001-03 F150 Super
Crew. Asking $450 neg
VOLVO GLE 740 '85- body
good, engine needs wiring,
parts only $300 lirm
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985. 4
spd., 4 cyl., 7K org mis. Good
fires. Just needs a little TLC
FORD F150 1979, 4x4. Brand
new 35 tires, 4 spd. trans.,
351 engine. Runs great $2500
FORD F150 '89. Runs good,
needs body work. $900 or
best otter (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.
FORD F150 94, Bedliner. tool
bOX new iires tow package.
Runs great, very clear. $4500
or Desr other (863)885-2445
FORD F150 XLT, 89. 2wd,
new lires, clutchn, real
FORD F150 XLT '91- runs &
looks good, new tires &
brakes, AC, tool box, long
bed, $2500 (863)467-7838
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,
FORD F250 '91, With Reading
utility bed. Rebuilt motor, as is.
$3500 neg. (863)674-0416
FORD RANGER XLP 88, 5sp,
runs & looks good, $1700.
TOYOTA '88, 4X4, Flat bed, 4
cyl., 5 spd., good work or play
truck. 57k. $950 neg.
TOYOTA'PU '88- 4X4, 5 SPD
with air, $.2500
TRUCK BED- 95. F350. Dual
wheel. Excellent snape.
$500. or best otier
FORD BRONCO, *93, engine
trouble, $800 as is.
JEEP '95, 4 cyl., 5 speed 8"
li kit, custom bumpers. 8.000
pound wencn, tow bar,
38.5xi2.5 swamper buggers.
488 gears. This Jeep will go
anywhere Asking $7500
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE '93.
DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 14X7,
4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex-
tra neavy duty, elec Drakes
EQUIPMENT TRAILER 20'-
lamrrps. tool box, goose neck,
2 axles $2200 ot best otier
SINGLE AXLE TRLR- with a 9'
x 7' hla bed truck Dody on i1,
hand winch, 2 5/16 ball.
$700 neg (8631697-9704
TANDEM AXLE TRAILER, 16.
rear let down ramp, Ironl 1ool
TRAILER, For motorcycle or 4
wheeler, lowrider. $300
INVITATION TO BIDDERS
Tre S ,mTi'olr- Trie I Fiounda W3rer Rei.,ource MariageToeni Depjrtrini
rivIne. .sasla1 [id n ar u3r lni.ll., Pacjgn'. le mI
BIg CYPRESS WESTERN WATER CONSERVATION
RESTORATION PROJECT BASIN 4
DEADLINE: JUNE 20, 2006, 4:00 pm in. EASTERN STANDARD TIME
The SeminolI TilDe of Florida Water Resource Management Departmenl
announces ith3l will De receiving sealed blas anO qualification packages
for ine Big Cypress Western Waeler Conservallton Restoration Project -
Basin 4 (Project No. 42271) until 4:00 p.m., Eastern.Standard Time on
June 29, 2006., Bidders may obtain a complete set of Bidding Documents
from the office of the Water Resource Management Department on or after.
9:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time on May 24, 2006 upon $200.00 pay-.
mert per set, including tax, postage, and handling; checks payable to the-
Seminolel Tibe of Florda. Payment amount Is non-refundable. Partial sets,.
of Bidding Documents will not be available. Documents may be obtained-
at the following address:
Seminole Tribe of Florida
Water Resource Management Department
6300 Stirling Road
Hollywood, FL 33024
Bid,. received frter thid timie will be returned urnopieried Bloduei miy
t. iTih'e Didding riy appoirinrriem with tre Griants Cuniraci Speciai, -
Lyvine Cnrpp. o541 96e-6oo00. ,l I1123 A M3nan3ory Pri-Bi
c,:n6erern:Ce an Sn vi.n ni neOil a irne louIwirig ire nai (i3.:e8
Date; June 8, 2006
S Time: 10:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time
Location: Big Cyo peS S ,Tarioie indiin R;arvontin
Faillure i 3nern [ire Mairinatry Pre-.0 Coinference will b, cause 1o Odis-
Qu.i lnan.:.ic i B ,i r Bi i.6,: :unrTry ,in rr,6 3mOTun ol five r:eri ol of ire
Baie Ba l iTiu-1 .iccoTiparny lr.e bin irn ccOidance wiar die inrslucnr 10to
Bioliie. Surnelvy cuis jiare ouireoa in ccord3nce iMin trne inii'rucsorni 10'
Bier; TIn Ownerrr v r r rv ie ngohil releci adly or all bidhl wire or wirl-
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wrii:n pe1 .6rv., iriet be- hillre'ii1 r m ei Owav0rr
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aie iOtre : uie ri upLr i .w uiiu i r .)mkiai i:ordi ul oar. DOe.rr ii.u
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CHEVY VAN' 87- cola air, new
tires, $790 (863)673-0782
DODGE CARGO VAN- '92. 3/4
ion. While. Runs well
$1200. 561-798-1960 or
FORD AEROSTAR 94- needs
rocker panels, $1500
Ford Hightop Van, '89. VS.
sola Ded. tow pkg.. 178k
miles, $2000. LaBelle Are
(863)675-4970 iv. msg.
FORD VAN 1500- $350.
Reunion planned for'60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, 4276 U.S.
S, 41 S., frorn 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. There will be a special trib-
ute for Johnny Mack Kinsaul If you are a member of a class from 1960-
- 1969 you are invited to attend. For information, call (863i 763-6464 or
S '863) 763-8865.
Realtors host benefit links tourney
The Okeechobee Counth Board of Realtorg Wvill host their annual golt
YOUR BRIDAL HEADQUARTERS!
A -, r GOWNS BY:
l//&e[. NMilano Lida Mauri Simone
K %'' Dave & Johnny's Aurora Formals
SA after Hours Jim's Formal Wear
'* Colorful Creations
We do alterations & .-URBRUSH TANNiNG!
Courtyard Shoppes at North Shore Plaza eS
810 EN Park St (863) 357-9099 i .-6
The Law Offices of
WILLIAM J. WALLACE, P.A.
Practicing in the areas of
Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and
Insurance Related Matters
115 NW 11th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Fax: (863) 763-5360
The hiring of an attorney is an important uecis;on and should not be based solely on advertisements.
Before you decide, ask us o0 send you free wntten information about our qualifications and experience.
tournament on Saturday, June 24, at 8 a.m. at the Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Okeechobee High School Schol-
arship 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.
Class of'77 Class plans 30th reunion
The Class of 1977 is planning their 30 class reunion. A meeting is sched-
uled for Tuesday, June 27 at R.J. Gators, at 6 p.m. If you are a class of 1977
alumni or know of any dassmates, please attend this meeting. For infor-
iiI nm i i Congratulatio 1s to
couch, Loveseat & Recliner on a. .-to
includes clea.rng, derodorizing & artlizing ,'R N
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Larson at (863) 763-5101 or Toni Bennett Doyle at (863) 634-9491.
Hospital to host seminar
Raulerson Hospital,1796 N. Highway 4-11. ,ill host "A Medical Hurri-
cane Preparedness" seminar, Friday, June 30, alt 5:30 p.m. in the north din-
ing room This session %will take the place.of the "Dine with the Doctor"
series for June, in preparation for hurricane season. Dinner service will be
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