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Vol. 97 No. 149 Monday, May 29, 2006 504 Plus tax


Briefs

Memorial Day
Services set
On Monday, May 29,
Memorial Day Sehvice will be
held at Veterans Park at 10 a.m.
Come join us in honoring 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 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
Campground.
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,
S 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.

Inside

Local Brain-Bowl
team earns award
FORT PIERCE Eight stu-
dents from Okeechobee spent
last weekend at the races and
earned the Professors' Choice
Award at this year's BioControl
Brain Bowl. Team members
include: Brittany Carrier, Brit-
tny Cutler, Septemberlyn Davis,
Victor Gandarilla, Jessica Joles,
Vick Patel, Corey White and
Joy Burnham.
Cockroach races, insect
hunts, a mini-Melapaleuza,
and an art contest were among
the public activities held at the
University of Florida Biological
Control Brain Bowl and Bash.
The event was held Saturday,
May 20 at the Indian River
Research and Education Cen-
ter in Fort Pierce.
Okeechobee students not
only helped UF Entomologist
Dr. Phil Koehler conduct the
Great American cockroach
race, but presented the results
of their student research proj-
* 5ect on the Evil Weevil, a beetle
that is destroying endangered
native Florida air plants.
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Drought Index
Current- 571
S Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.67 feet


: Lake level ,
LastYear:
14.04 feet ,
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

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Comics . . . ... .. .8
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .. . . . .9
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion . . . . . .4
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Fourth grade students in the Alpha program at New Endeavor participated in a skit on
Thursday, May 25 as part of last-day-of-school activities. Saying no to drugs are (from
left and around the table): T. J. Jones, Austen Holmes, Kayla Figueroa, Alexis Garza,
Armand Crowell, Ashley McDuffie (back view), and JaTauras Epps (back view).

Gov. Bush honors Alpha students


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Andy Brewer, principal of
New Endeavor, could hardly
contain his enthusiasm Thurs-
day, May 25 as he stood in front
of Alpha program students, par-
ents and teachers.
Kids in Alpha are fourth and
fifth graders who benefit from a
smaller class size and extra help
provided bythe program ....
Finding his voice, he spoke
from a podium in front of the
classroom and told the crowd
the good news
"The highlight of our FCAT'
reporting is that our success has
put us in the top 100 elementary
schools making progress in writ-
ing, and that makes us number
one," he said, a smile stretching
from ear to ear.
The' crowd broke out in
cheers and applause.
Mr. Brewer read a letter from
Governor Jeb Bush and state
Education Commissioner John
Winn. The commissioner had
noted the fact in a recent power,
point presentation, Mr. Brewer
said.


In the letter, Gov. Bush said
the recognition is for schools
that had the highest increase in
the percent of students scoring
3.5 and above on the 2006 FCAT
Writing over the previous year.
"You and your staff have
done a remarkable job helping
students improve their writing,
skills.... I commend you for set-
ting high standards and provid-
ing students the support they
need to exceed expectations,"
Gov. Bush wrote.
"This is. the first time this
school has received anything for
academics, as far as I know," Mr.
Brewer said later. He explained
that prior to last year, develop-'
mental skill schools were not
looked at by the state.
He was just as excited about
.the fourth and fifth grade Alpha
students' 2006 FCAT scores. He
said that on the Developmental
Scale Score (DSS), which shows
year-to-year academic growth,
fourth grade reading for the dis-
trict averaged 182, while the
state average was 172. Alpha
students' average DSS was 393,
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at New Endeavor, reads a
letter of commendation on
May 25 from Florida Gover-
nor Jeb Bush and state
Education Commissioner
John Winn to the students,
parents, faculty and staff
involved in the Alpha pro-
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IRCC plans training complex


Announcing the comprehen-
sive master plan for the national
model Treasure Coast Public
Safety Training Complex, Indian
River Community College was
joined by Treasure Coast crimi-
nal justice, fire science, and
emergency response agencies
at a May 23 "EXPO" to inform
the public about the vital impor-
tance of the 50-acre facility for
community safety, thank legisla-
tors for their support and launch
a public fund raising campaign.
Featuring interactive activities
coordinated by IRCC and the
agencies, the EXPO at the future
site of the six-building Treasure
Coast Public Safety Training
Complex to the southwest of
the IRCC Main Campus in Fort
Pierce drew over 300 attendees.
Already drawing internation-
al attention for its pro,-active
approach to disaster relief train-
ing, the $28 million complex
will combine criminal justice,
fire science, forensics, emer-
gency response and humanitari-
an aid education in one place
for coordinated response to all
types of emergencies. The facili-


ty will enable IRCC to train 1,200
law enforcement. and correc-
tions officers, firefighters,
EMT's, paralegals and social
services professionals every
year three times as many as
can be currently trained.
"The Treasure Coast Public
Safety Training Complex will
help to ensure the security of
the region's growing popula-
tion, providing increased peace
of mind for every resident of the
Treasure Coast," said Dr. Edwin
R. Massey, IRCC President.
A featured speaker at the
EXPO ceremony was Joe
Negron, Chair of the Fiscal
Council for the Florida House of
Representatives, who has
served as an enthusiastic sup-
porter of the Complex and its
mission.
Hal Roberts, COO of Harbor
Federal Savings Bank and Chair
of the Every Citizen Counts"
fundraising campaign launched
by the IRCC Foundation, recog-
nized members of the "Every
Citizen Counts" Committee
composed of leaders from Trea-
sure Coast Sheriff's Depart-


ments, police departments, fire
departments, and other com-
munity members. Roberts also
thanked those who were the
first to step forward to con-
tribute to the $2 million fund
raising campaign.
The lead gift was made by St.
Lucie County resident Vernon
Smith, Chairman of the Board
and President of Riverside
National Bank. Smith has
served as a Reserve Deputy
Sheriff in St. Lucie County for
almost 20 years, donning a
police uniform once a week and
assisting law enforcement offi-
cials. The three-story Vernon
Smith Public Safety Education
Building will be named in his
honor.
Eight citizens or firms will be
designated as Honorary Com-
missioners for Public Safety fol-
lowing a $150,000 gift. The first
Honorary Commissioners are
the Banack Family Partnership,
representing the Banack family
of Vero Beach; Vero Beach resi-
dents Simonetta and Thomas
Steyer, and the Frances Lang-
ford Foundation.


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Dr. Edwin R. Massey, president of Indian River Community
College (left) accepts a check from Sheriff Paul May of Okee-
chobee County to support the naming of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Classroom Inside the Vernon Smith Public
Safety Education Building at IRCC's planned Treasure Coast
Public Safety Training Complex at its main campus in Fort
Pierce. Joining forces for public safety, Sheriff May and Dr.
Massey were at the recent Public Safety Expo to launch the
IRCC Foundation's Every Citizen Counts Campaign to raise
$2 million for the Training Complex for area law enforcement,
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News Briefs

Survey will help with stormwater plan
OKEECHOBEE The City of Okeechobee and Okeechobee
County 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. Addi-
tional 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 Ser-
vice 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 June 15.

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
owners 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 con-
cern 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
Commissioners is compiling a collection of material, including busi-
ness cards, to be placed in a time capsule in front of the new Okee-
chobee 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, Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 106 N.W Second St., Okeechobee, Fla.
34974; or, take them to Vicki Smith in the county administrator's
office.


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell The Alpha program at New Endeavor graduates fifth graders
Fourth grade students in the Alpha program at New Endeavor with diplomas on Thursday, May 25. Recipients include
receive diplomas on Thursday, May 25. Graduates include (front row, left to right): Alex Bobst, Rosendo Bucio,
(first row, left to right): T.J. Jones, Austen Holmes, Armand Cameron Howard, Greg Gurganious, Jonathan Fertig; (sec-
Crowell; (second row, left to right): Chance Loschiavo, Ashley ond row, left to right) Julie Honeycutt, Angela Joyce, Alavis
McDuffie, Mary Hubbard, Alexis Garza, Sierra Shuey; (third Brashford, Joshlyn Watson, Diana Ruiz, Jessica Prado,
row, left to right): Donna Watson, Joy Prescott, Kayla Figueroa, Monika Batton; (third row, left to right) Pat Murray, Dwyatt
Ashley Hare, Herman Baltazar, JaTauras Epps; (back'row, left Hadley, Brandon Chandler, Andrew Brewer, Annie Reiss,
to right): Andrew Brewer, Annie Reiss, Denise Stratton. Judy Johes. Not pictured is Carl Jones.


Students

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r 34.5 percent increase over the
previous year.
He said there were no previous
year math values, but overall in
math the fourth grade showed a
16 percent increase.
Fifth grade reading on the DSS
showed the district average at 39,
. the state average at 46, and the
Alpha average at 78. Fifth grade
math for the district averaged 115,
the state averaged 140, and Alpha
averaged 137.
"I always knew the Alpha pro-
gram was phenomenal, and now
the state knows it," Mr. Brewer
said. He added that the staff and
students in the program did it all.
"I'm very proud of them," he
said.
After Mr. Brewer's presenta-
lion, each class performed a skit
on drug and substance abuse
awareness.
At one point, some of the
fourth grade actors skipped into
the center of the room and chant-
ed, as if to the substances, "Get
out of here. We hate you. We


Fifth graders at New Endeavor that participate in the Alpha
program put on a skit for faculty and parents on May 25. The
actors are (from left): Rosendo Bucio (far left with sign),
Denise Stratton (seated, left), Greg Gurganious (left with
sign), Alex Bobst (standing, back view), Brandon Chandler,
Joslyn Watson, Dwyatt Hadley, Cameron Howard (podium),
Angela Joyce (seated, back view).


don't want you. Leave us alone."
Following the entertainment,
diplomas were handed out, fol-
lowed by special recognition.
awards.
The special awards were for
such things as achievement, most
improved, and citizenship. The
teachers handed out some fun
awards that were personal to the


kids, such as a "Most smiles in the
classroom" award, an "Always on
time" award, and one for a stu-
dent dubbed "Most likely to be on
American Idol."
Mr. Brewer said they have sev-
eral goals for the kids enrolled in
the Alpha program, including that
the kids are safe, achieve excel-
lence, and have a good time.


"We're adding another goal.
They are getting an Alpha diplo-
ma, and we, have a goal that-they
will get a high school diploma
when they finish high school," he
said.
In closing, Mr. Brewer
announced that he had been at
New Endeavor for two years and
will be moving over to the Fresh-
man Campus next school year as
principal. Gary Kirsch, current
high school principal, will
become principal at New Endeav-
or.
"I don't know what to expect,
but I'm going to miss the staff and
teachers here," he said.
Mr. Brewer thanked the par-
ents for attending the celebration
and for their support during the
year.
"We can't do our job without
your help," he said.
Mr. Kirsch said he noted the
success the kids produced over
the year and that he was proud of
them already.
"We'll pay close attention to
the graduating class of 2013 and
2014," he said, noting that those
are the years these Alpha students
are slated to graduate.


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S.R. 70: From West of U.S. 98
to West of Seventh Avenue N.W:
Construction project Work
continues to widen and recon-
struct the existing two-lane road-
way to four lanes with a center
dual left turn lane. The work
includes drainage improvements,
signals, and street lighting. Crews
are working on storm drainage
and roadway construction at vari-
ous locations throughout the
project. The contractor is Russell
Engineering.
S.R. 710: From S.R. 70 to
north of Interceptor Creek: Con-
struction project. The roadway
improvements consist of widen-
ing, milling and resurfacing.
Beginning Tuesday, May 30,
motorists should expect night-
time lane closures from 7 p.m.
until 6 a.m., as well as slow mov-
ing traffic and possible delays.
The contractor is Dickerson.


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Brain-Bowl team earns award


FORT PIERCE Eight students
from Okeechobee spent last week-
end at the races and earned the
Professors' Choice Award at this
year's BioControl Brain Bowl.
Team members include: Brittany
Carrier, Brittny Cutler, September-
lyn Davis, Victor Gandarilla, Jessica
Joles, Vick Patel, Corey White and
Joy Burnham.
Cockroach races, insect hunts,
a mini-Melapaleuza, and an art
contest were among the public
activities held at the University of
Florida Biological Control Brain
Bowl and Bash. The event was
held Saturday, May 20 at the Indian
River Research and Education Cen-
ter in Fort Pierce.
Okeechobee students not only
helped UF Entomologist Dr. Phil
Koehler conduct the Great Ameri-
can cockroach race, but presented
the results of their student research
project on the Evil Weevil, a beetle
that is destroying endangered
native Florida air plants.
Seven Okeechobee Freshman
Center students joined 14 other
middle and high school students
from St. Lucie and Indian River
counties, plus IFAS research scien-
tists, county Extension agents,
teachers and other event organiz-
S ers.
The event was established to
help youth learn about BioControl,
and then share this information
with the public. They were intro-
duced to biological control
research being carried out at the
$3.8 million UF Biological Control
Research and Containment Labo-
S ratory, situated on the UF Fort
Pierce location.
Before the Brain Bowl, Florida
Representative Rick Minton provid-
ed the audience with the back-
ground of how and why this Uni-
versity of Florida facility was
established here on the Treasure
Coast. This past week the lab facili-
ty was dedicated in honor of Dr.
Norman Hayslip, a former director
at the UF research station in Fort
Pierce.
The event culminated two
months of preparation for the Bio-
logical Control Brain Bowl, a "quiz
bowl," competition. Three county'


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The Okeechobee Freshman Center team was the winner of
the Professors' Choice Award at the 2006 UF/IFAS BioCon-
trol Brain Bowl: Team members include (first row, left to
right): Honors biology Instructor, Mrs. Richonda Winner-
Manson, Joy Burnham, Septemberlyn Davis, Brittany Carri-
er, Brittny Cutler, Jessica Joles, and Mrs. Kay Duke; (second
row) Corey White, Victor Gandarilla, and Vick Patel.


teams tested their knowledge of
biological control and invasive
species management. Game hosts
were IRREC researcher Ron Cave,
Ph.D. and UF Florida Medical Ento-
mologist Roxanne Rutledge-Con-
nelly, Ph.D., who conduct biologi-
cal control research.
In addition to the Brain Bowl
and Roach Race, other activities at
the program included displays of
maggots used in forensic entomol-
ogy; Barn owl pellet dissections by
Dr. Rick Raid of the UF Everglades
Research Station, and a mini-Mela-
paluza, where St. Lucie Extension
Agent Ken Gioeli showed students
how to use bug-suckers to collect
insects at eat Melaleucas. Other
public events included a chance to
decorate a Mr. and Mrs. Air Potato,,
mosquito-art and face painting
tables, ladybug carry-out contain-
ers, and a "Caterpillar Canter" relay


race.
One of the palmetto bug race
winners was Tyler Winner from
Okeechobee. His roach tied for first
place in the championship heat of
this fast passed event.
Three $50 "Bug Master Art
Awards" prizes were provided for
art contest winners, and a "Bug
Master Buggy Hunt Award" was
given courtesy of Bug Master, a
local pest management company
that practices Integrated Pest Man-
agement.
The Biological Control Brain
Bowl and Bash program was fund-
ed with a grant from IPM (Integrat-
ed Pest Management) Florida.
Other program sponsors included
the University of Florida; Bug Mas-
ter Pest management; St. Lucie,
Indian River and Okeechobee 4-H
Foundations; TAME, the statewide
Melaleuca management program;
Pelican Island and St. Lucie
Audubon Societies; the Florida
Mosquito Control Association; the
Florida Research Center for Agri-
cultural Sustainability, and Papa
John's Pizza.
More details and photos of the
event can be found on the event's
web page:
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu/Bio-
Control.BrainBowl.2006.htm.


Summer lunch program offered


Okeechobee County Public
Schools' Food Service Department
is sponsoring meals at school sites
during the regular summer school
session from Monday, June"5,
through Friday, June 30,


Meals will be provided to all
children at no charge. Acceptance
and participation requirements for
the program and all activities are
'the same for all, regardless of race,
color, national origin, sex, age or


Submitted to Okeechotbee News
Essay contest winner
Congratulations to Kaley Dees, for winning the eighth
grade, Benjamin Franklin, "More than a Revolutionary"
essay contest, sponsored by the Daughters of the Amer-
ican Revolution chapter of Okeechobee. At their April
meeting, the Ladies of DAR, and Ruth Lawson presented
Kaley with a metal, certification, and monetary award.
Kaley is the daughter of Tommy and Diane Dees.


Obituary

Simona Jolene of Clewiston, and Anita Johns of
Moore Haven; and, brothers, Bil-
Cypress lie (Dayna) Johns of Oklahoma
Simona Jolene Cypress, age City, Okla., Paul Ferlin Buster of
31, lifetime resident of Big Rapid City, N.D., Ira Buster of Big
Cypress IndianReservation, died Cypress, and Miguel (Mary Jane)
May 27, 2006. She was born Oct. Graveside services will be held
12, 1974, in Clewiston to the late Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at 11 a.m.,
Soloman and Freda Cypress. She at the Big Cypress Cemetery on
enjoyed spending time with her the Big Cypress Seminole Indian
family and friends. Reservation. Pastor Paul Buster of
She is survived by: her daugh- the First Baptist Church of Holly-
ters, Colby, Tatiana.and Martina wood will be officiating.
Herrera, all of Big Cypress; sisters, All arrangements are under the
Louvella (Bobby) Yates of Okee- direction and care of the Buxton
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Community Events

Healthy Start group will meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion 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 Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions respon-
sible for planning and implementing services for pregnant
women and infants. For information, contact Executive Director
Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.

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 informa-
tion, call (863) 763-4021.

Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Satur-
day, June 17, at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The tourna-
ment will get under way at 8 a.m. Tournament format will be a
four-person scramble, make your own team. The entry fee will
include green fees, prizes and a barbecue. Proceeds from the
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' :

Church schedules Bible school "".
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host their Vaca-
tion Bible School June 19-23 from 6 until 9 p.m. This year's topic is
Artic Edge, Where Adventure Meets Courage. Classes will be from
age 3 to adult. A class for the deaf will also be available. Child care
for 2 and under will be provided for parents attending VBS. A kick-
off event is scheduled for June 17 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. Registra-
tion forms may be downloaded at www.oakviewbaptist.org, or
picked up at the church office. For information, call (863) 763-
1699.

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 dis-
cussed is 'Persuasion' by Jane Austen. This will be the last meet-
ing for the season. The next meeting will be in September. The
library is located at 206 S.W. Second St. For more information call
Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Vacation Bible School planned
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N. will
host its Vacation Bible School from June 5 thorough June 9 from
7 until 9 p.m. Classes will be for all ages. The theme will be
'Boomerang Bonanza'. For information call (863) 763-7743.


Peace Lutheran yard sale scheduled
Thrivent of Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23 Lane, will
hold ayard sale, Saturday, June 10 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
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Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2006


A Proclamation by the Presi-
dent of the United States of Ameri-
ca.
Throughout our history, the
men and women who have worn
the uniform of the United States
have placed the security of our
Nation before their own safety.
America will be forever grateful
for their service and sacrifice. On
Memorial Day, we honor those
who have paid the ultimate price
for our freedom.
Defending the ideals of our
Nation has required the service
and sacrifice of those from every
generation. From Valley Forge,
across Europe and Asia, and in
Afghanistan and Iraq, courageous
Americans have given their lives
so that others could live in free-
dom. These Soldiers, Sailors, Air-
men, Marines, and Coast Guards-
men took an oath to defend
America, and they upheld that
oath with bravery and decency.
They have liberated the
oppressed, spread freedom and
peace, and set a standard of


courage and compassion for our
Nation. All who enjoy the bless-
ings of liberty live in their debt.
This debt of gratitude extends
also. to the families who stood by
our servicemen and women in
times of war and times of peace.
Each of the fallen has left behind
loved ones who carry a burden of.
grief, and all Americans are
inspired by the strength of these
families.
At this important time in the
history of freedom, a new genera-
tion of, Americans is defending
our flag and our liberty. These
men and women carry on the
legacy of. our Nation's fallen
heroes and demonstrate that the
United States Armed Forces
remain the greatest force for free-
dom in human history.
Those who lost their lives in
the defense of freedom helped
protect our citizens and lay the
foundation of peace for people
everywhere. On Memorial Day, a
grateful Nation pays tribute to
their personal courage, love of


country, and dedication to duty.
In respect for their devotion to
America, the Congress, by a joint
resolution approved on May 11,
1950, as amended (64 Stat. 158),
has requested the President to
issue a proclamation calling on
the people of the United States to
observe each Memorial Day as a
day of prayer for permanent
peace and designating a period
on that day when the people of
the United States might unite in
prayer. The Congress, by Public
Law 106-579, has also designated
the minute beginning at 3:00 p.m.
local time on that day as a time for
all Americans to observe the
National Moment of Remem-
brance.
NOW, THEREFORE, I,
GEORGE W. BUSH, President of
the United States of America, do
hereby proclaim Memorial Day,
May 29, 2006, as a day of prayer
for permanent peace, and I desig-
nate the hour beginning in each
locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as
a time to unite in prayer. I also ask


all Americans to observe the
National Moment of Remem-
brance beginning at 3 p.m., local
time, on Memorial Day. I encour-
age the media to participate in
these observances. I also request
the Governors of the United States
and the Commonwealth of Puer-
to Rico, and the appropriate offi-
cials of all units of government, to
direct that the flag be flown at half
staff until noon on this Memorial
Day on all buildings, grounds, and
naval vessels throughout the'Unit-
ed States, and in all areas under its
jurisdiction and control. I also
request the people of the United
States to display the flag at half
staff from their homes for the cus-
tomary forenoon period.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I
have hereunto set my hand this
sixteenth day of May, in the year of
our Lord two thousand six, and of
the Independence of the United
States of America the two hun-
dred arid thirtieth.
George W. Bush


Memorial Day honors nation's war dead


Information courtesy the U.S.
Department of Veterans Affairs'
Three years after the Civil War
ended, on May 5, 1868, the head
of an organization of Union veter-
ans the Grand Army of the
Republic (GAR) established
Decoration Day as a time for the
nation to decorate the graves of
the war dead with flowers. Maj.
Gen. John A. Logan declared that
Decoration Day should be
observed on May 30. It is believed*
that date was chosen because
flowers would be in bloom all
over the country.
The first large observance was
held that year at Arlington Nation-
al Cemetery, across the Potomac
River from Washington, D.C.
The ceremonies centered
around the mourning-draped
veranda of the Arlington mansion,
once the home of Gen. Robert E.
Lee. Various Washington officials,
including Gen. and Mrs. Ulysses S.
Grant, presided over the cere-
monies. After speeches, children
from the Soldiers' and Sailors'
Orphan Home and members of
the GAR made their way through
the cemetery, strewing flowers on
both Union and Confederate
graves, reciting prayers and
singing hymns.
Local springtime tributes to
the Civil War dead already had
been held in various places. One
of the first occurred in Columbus,
Miss., April 25, 1866, when a
group of women visited a ceme-
tery to decorate the graves of Con-
federate soldiers who had fallen
in battle at Shiloh. Nearby were
the graves of Union soldiers, neg-
lected because they were the
enemy. Disturbed at the sight of
the bare graves, the women
placed some of their flowers on.


those graves, as well.
Today, cities in the North
and the South claim to be the
birthplace of Memorial Day in
1866. Both Macon and
Columbus, Ga.,
claim the title,
as well as
Richmond,
Va. The vil-r
large 29,1866.of
Boalsburg,
of Gen. Logan. Pa., claims
it began
there two years earlier. A stone in
a Carbondale, Ill., cemetery car-
ries the statement that the first-
Decoration Day ceremony took
place there on April 29, 1866. Car-
bondale was the wartime home
of Gen. Logan. Approximately 25
places have been named in con-d
section with the origin of Memor-
ial Day, many of them in the South
where most of the war dead were
buried.
Official Birthplace Declared In
1966, Congress and President
Lyndon Johnson declared Water-
loo, N.Y., the "birthplace" of
Memorial Day. There, a ceremony.
on May 5, 1866, honored local vet-
erans who had fought in the Civil
War. Businesses closed and resi-
dents flew flags at half-staff. Sup-
porters of Waterloo's claim say
earlier observances in other
places were either informal, not
community-wide or one-time
events.
By the end of the 19th century,
Memorial Day ceremonies were
being held on May 30 throughout
the nation. State legislatures
passed proclamations designating
the day, and the Army and Navy
adopted regulations for proper
observance at their facilities.
It was not until after World War


Upcoming Events

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
763-3296.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
(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) 467-
2321.
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 interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863)467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public Is invited
to participate with vocal and/or Instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone Is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group 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 meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second St. This Is an open meeting.
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, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 7 until 8 p.m. For Information, call (863) 763-1191.
Thursday
Tantle Quliters 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
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested In
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There Is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)


I, however, that the day. was
expanded to honor those who
have died in all American wars. In
1971, Memorial Day was declared
a national holiday by an act of
Congress, though it is still often
called Decoration Day. It was then
also placed on the last Monday in
May, as were some other federal
holidays.
Some States Have Confederate
Observances Many Southern
states also have their own days for
honoring the Confederate dead.
Mississippi celebrates Confeder-
ate Memorial Day on the last Mon-
day of April, Alabama on the
fourth Monday of April, and Geor-
gia on April 26. North and South
Carolina observe it on May 10,
Louisiana on June 3 and Ten-
nessee calls that date Confederate
Decoration Day. Texas celebrates
Confederate Heroes Day January
19 and Virginia calls the last Mon-
day in May Confederate Memorial
Day.
Gen. Logan's order for his
posts to decorate graves in 1868
"with the choicest flowers of
springtime" urged: "We should
guard their graves with sacred vigi-
lance. ... Let pleasant paths invite
the coming and going of reverent
visitors and fond mourners. Let no
neglect, no ravages of time, testify
to the present or to the coming
generations that we have forgot-
ten as a people the cost of a free
and undivided republic."
The crowd attending the first
Memorial Day ceremony at Arling-
ton National Cemetery was
approximately the same size as
those that attend today's obser-
vance, about 5,000 people. Then,
as now, small American flags
were placed on each grave a
tradition followed at many nation-


al cemeteries today. In recent
years, the custom has grown in
many families to decorate the
graves of all departed loved ones.
The origins of special services
to honor those who die in war can
be found in antiquity. The Athen-
ian leader Pericles offered a tribute
to the fallen heroes of the Pelp-
ponnesian War over 24 centuries
ago that could be applied today to
the 1.1 million Americans who
have died in the nation's wars:
"Not only are they commemorat-
ed by. columns and inscriptions,
but there dwells also an unwritten
memorial of them, graven not on
stone but in the hearts of men."
To ensure the sacrifices of
America's fallen heroes are never
forgotten, in December 2000, the
U.S. Congress passed and the
president signed into law "The
National Moment of Remem-
brance Act," P.L. 106-579, creating
the White House Commission on
the National Moment of Remem-
brance. The commission's charter
is to "encourage the people of the
United States to give something
back to their country, which pro-
vides them so much freedom arid
opportunity" by encouraging and
coordinating commemorations in
the United States of Memorial Day
and the National Moment of
R' fmiembrance.
The National Moment of
Remembrance encourages all
Americans to pause wherever
they are at 3 p.m. local time on
Memorial Day for a minute of
silence to remember and honor
those who have died in service to
the nation. As Moment of Remem-
brance founder Carmella LaSpada
states: "It's a way we can all help
put the memorial back in Memori-
al Day."


Community Events

Putt-putt tourney aids KOA Kid Camp
The third annual Good Habits and Old Spirits Putt-Putt Golf
Tournament will be held Monday, May 29, will be held at the KOA
Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Registrations will be taken from 10
a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Good Spirits Liquors, 245 U.S. 441 S.E.
No entries will be accepted after 12:30 p.m. Play will begin at 2
p.m. The format will be blind draw, two-man scramble. The tour-.
nament is for adults only no one under 21 can enter. All pro- '
ceeds will go to the KOA Kid Camp. For information, contact the
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 lunch-
eon on Saturday, 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) 763-7770.
Summer Swim Lessons scheduled
Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation is offering swim-
ming lessons Monday through Thursday. There will be three ses-
sions, 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. Registrations 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 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, con-
tact Sue Arnold at (863) 763-4630.
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 dona-
tions are accepted at this location.
Mr. and Miss Firecracker pageant set
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, Car-
olyn's Coiffures and the Okeechobee County Chamber of Com-
merce.


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Summer softball


meeting slated
Okeechobee County Parks &
Recreation Department has
scheduled an organizational
meeting for all interested man-
agers, players and officials. It
will take place on Thursday,
June 8 at 6 p.m., at the Okee-
chobee Civic Center, 1750 Hwy.
98 North. Team fees will be:6
men's league-$375; women's-
league-$300 and co-ed-$300.,
Team fees must be paid by 5
p.m. on Friday, June 16 to be
included in the league. Games
are scheduled to begin the week
of June 26. For information call
(863) 763-6950.
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sign-ups slated
Pop Warner football and
cheerleading 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
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the child's last report card, a cur-
rent year physical from your
doctor and a copy of the child's
birth certificate.


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Quality A/C & Heating
2800 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-1545
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C
Okeechobee Air Conditioning
312 S.W. 2nd St.
763-8391
10% OFF cost to repair any
Central A/C System .

ALUMINUM GUTTERS
Barry's Seamless Aluminum
Rain Gutters
202 N.E. Greenbriar Ave.
Port St. Lucle, FL
877-878-9682
10% OFF any services

ART GALLERY
Absolutely Art Gallery
& Custom Framing
401 S.W. Park Street
357-1199
10% OFF storewide

AUTO
E&E Automotive Clinic Inc.
3585 Hwy. 441 N.
763-2666
5% OFF on selected maintenance services
Including tune-ups, oil services, etc.

COMPUTER REPAIR
Smith's Custom Computers
407 W. S. Park Street
763-3940
10% off Sales & Service
(excluding Internet Service)

DRY CLEANING
Porter's Dry Cleaners
1700 S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
10% Discount


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Tradewinds Flight School, Inc.
2982 Aviation Way
Fort Pierce
561-460-7766
10% Flight Instruction, Air Craft Rental or Sight
Seeing Tours.
Introductory flight $35.00. (Reg. $50)
GROCERY
Crazy Mary's Bent-n-Dent
928 W.S. Park Street
763-5515
5% Off Purchase

GUTTER SYSTEMS
JT's Guttering Systems
1677 S.W. 8TH ST.
763-7704
5% Discount
FURNITURE
Paula's Furniture
413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
10% Discount

HEALTH FOOD
Nature's Pantry
417 W.S. Park St.
467-1243
10% OFF all purchase

MIRRORS & VERTICALS
Unique Mirrors & Verticals
302 S.W. 2nd Ave.
467-7372
10% OFF

NURSERY & LANDSCAPING
Pelham Nursery
4333 Hwy. 441 S.E.,
467-7415
10% OFF plants
PAWN SHOP
Elliotts Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF on all purchases


PHOTO DEVELOPING
Elliotts Quik Foto
& 1 Hour Film Developing
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF film processing

PLUMBING
Lonnie Price Plumbing
4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
10% Discount onHourly Labor
PRESSURE CLEANING
Big Lake Pressure Cleaning
1111 N.W. 3rd Street
357-2773
10% OFF on all pressure cleaning and painting
RV & APPLIANCE SERVICE
McKenna's Appliance Repair
Mobile Service 357-1019
10% OFF first service call

STAINED GLASS
Tropical Stained Glass
2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-6263
5% OFF any merchandise

TAX SERVICE
Jackson & Hewitt
Tax & Accounting Serv. ,
3391 H'wy. 441 South
467-1040.-
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315 S.W. Park St.
763-1313
50% OFF in store fill up of your
containers
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917 W.S. Park St.
763-2636
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& Well Service
110 S.W. 5th Ave.
357-8668
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Okeechobee County Property


Salel Date
2/20/06
2/20/06
2/20/06
2/20/06
2/20/06
2/18/06
2/17/06
2/17/06
2/17/06
2/17/06
2/17/06
2/17/06
,2/17/06
2/17/06
2/17/06
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2/17/06
2/17/06
2/17/06
2/17/06
2/17/06
2/17/06
2/17/06
2/16/06
2/16/06
2/16/06
2/16/06
2/16/06
2/16/06
2/16/06
2/16/06
2/16/06
* 2/16/06
2/16/06
:2/16/06
2/16/06
2/16/06
* 2/16/06
2/16/06
2/16/06
2/16/06
* 2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/0G
2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
' 2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
-2/15/06
2/15/06
, 2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
2/15/06
,2/14/06
2/14/06
2/14/06
2/14/06
2/14/06
2/14/06
'2/14/06
2/14/06
2/13/06
.2/13/06
2/13/06
2/13/06
2/13/06
2/13/06
2/13/06
'2/13/06
2/13/06
2/13/06
'2/13/06
2/11/06
2/11/06
'2/10/06
2/10/06
2/10/06
2/10/06
2/10/06
2/10/06
2/10/06
'2/10/06
2/10/06
2/10/06
2/10/06
2/10/06
2/10/06
2/10/06
2/10/06
2/10/06
2/10/06
S2/10/06
2/10/06


2/10/06
,2/10/06
2/10/06
2/10/06
2/9/06
2/9/06
2/9/06
'',: 2/9/06
2/9/06
2/9/06
2/8/06


Salel Price
$267,400.00
$15,000.00
$15,000.00
$8,000.00
$21,000.00
$0.00
$35,000.00
$0.00
$38,000.00
$132,000.00
$20,000.00
$0.00
$150,000.00
$24,500.00
$215,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$125,000.00
$46,500.00
$5,500.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$47,000.00
$0.00
$44,000.00-
$103,000.00
$53,000.00
$10,000.00
$34,000.00
$0.00
$70,000.00
$0.00 '
$0.00
$122,000.00
$0.00
$37,900.00
$245,000.00
$145,000.00
$2,700,000.00
$300,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$75,000.00
$36,000.00
$0.00
$200,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$36,500.00
$31,000.00
$31,000.00
S$0.00
$0.00

$0.O..Q Q
$0.00
$0.00
$24,500.00
$152,000.00
$34,000.00
$0.00
$35,000.00
$99,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$.0.00
$86,500.00
$0.00
$89,900.00
$25,000.00
$43,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$155,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$89,000.00
$35,000.00
$7,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$24,500.00
$289,000.00
$130,000.00
$155,000.00
$0.00
$100,000.00
$45,000.00
$20,000.00
$45,000.00
$38,000.00
$66,500.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$36,000.00
$0.00
$24,500.00
$30,000.00
$8,000.00
$0.00
$375,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$30,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00


$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$26,000.00
$125,000.00
$0.00
$48,000.00
$225,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$185,000.00


Sale2 Date
5/9/05
3/18/05
10/29/04
8/31/05
4/5/78
1/9/06
7/1/87
1/20/05
2/14/00
5/14/04
4/15/05
2/17/06
3/18/03
8/18/97
5/14/97
8/12/02
11/21/00
9/7/04
9/4/74
9/4/74
1/31/03
8/1/80
12/15/98
1/7/04
10/20/05
2/16/06
2/16/06
2/10/04
4/15/99
2/10/05
4/21/76
10/1/71
11/2/98
6/28/03
2/16/06
4/25/96
8/19/03
8/19/03
11/17/05
4/24/01
11/13/03
2/14/06
5/9/05
2/14/06
2/14/06
3/14/03
9/29/04
12/28/04
11/1/85
11/10/04
11/10/04
2/15/06
8/20/04
8/20/04
2/14/06
2/14/06
6/7/05 ...
2/14/06
6/7/05
2/15/05
8/18/97
8/12/05
3/10/05
6/21/04
1/24/06
6/6/03
6/6/03
6/6/03
6/6/03
1/14/05
4/1/02
9/20/01
9/20/04
9/18/03
4/1/80
8/17/05
1/12/05,
12/30/04
7/28/05
12/18/03
4/28/04
8/29/05
7/24/03
3/1/88
6/15/00
8/18/97
10/6/05
7/16/97
12/30/04
11/21/01
6/18/04
7/23/04 '
12/4/04
9/23/03
1/18/05
2/26/03
5/12/04
2/10/06
2/10/06
8/25/05
5/1/92
8/18/97
9/22/05
4/1/90
9/13/05
4/30/04
9/29/05
1/1/82
4/28/97
4/1/05
7/13/05
8/31/05


8/31/05
7/26/05
7/26/05
10/13/00
6/30/00
1/20/99
1/21/06
5/10/00
2/8/06
11/9/05
5/31/05


$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$35,000.00
* $17,800.00
$9,000.00
$0.00
$8,100.00
$10,200.00
$0.00
$17,000.00
$17,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
.. $7,500.00
$0.00
$5,500.00
$3,200.00
$0.00
$95,000.00
$5,000.00
$29,000.00
$18,000.00
$120,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$51,000.00
$16,300.00'
$0.00
$6,500.00
$12,500.00
$22,500.00
$50,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$123,000.00
$45,000.00
$0.00
$30,000.00
$10,000.00
$7,000.00
$30,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$60,000,00
$0.00
$0.00
$100,000.00
$25,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$14,000.00
$0.00
$32,200.00
$50,000.00
$0.00
$10,000.00
$32,000.00
$0.00
$19,000.00
$500.00
$45,000.00
$208,000.00
$28,000.00
$25,000.00
$16,000.00
$78,000.00
$95,000.00
$72,000.00
$0.00
$124,900.00
$0.00
$69,500.00
$1,000.00
$0.00
$29,000.00
$80,000.00
$260,000.00
$0.00
$30,000.00


Sale2 Price
$0.00
$7,000.00
$7,500.00
$0.00
$7,000.00
$0.00
$10,900.00
$0.00
$24,000.00
$42,500.00
$0.00
$129,000.00
$30,000.00
$0.00
$95,900.00
$7,500.00
$112,000.00
$100,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$15,000.00
$11,400.00
$75,000.00
$0.00
$230,000.00
$9,000.00
$8,900.00
$17,500.00
$33,000.00
$43,000.00
$5,000.00
$2,000.00
$0.00
$70,000.00
$60,000.00
$42,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$15,500.00
$0.00 -
$40,000.00
$0.00


LEE MATTHEW
TANKERSLEY BRANDON B
TANKERSLEY BRANDON B
SELPH CHRISTAIN L & APRIL
GIPPS VERONICA S
KEIE LAWRENCE R
TANNENBAUM DAVID
SORHEGNI ROBERTO
PARADISE PROPERTIES OF PALM
DYALS LELAND (LIFE ESTATE) -
LEONARD BRYAN C & AMORITA C


Transactions


Street
NE 97TH
NW 32ND
NW 39TH


St. Type
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AVE
AVE


Name
VARGAS PATRICIA M
CASTILLO FRANK
CASTILLO FRANK
COUTU ROGER R
HELMUTSAUS GROUP LLC
KOTH BILLIE & KOTH-ERNISSEE TE
JIMENEZ MIGUEL A JR & VICKI L
ENERGIS PETROLEUM LLC
FRANKLIN MERVIN U & DORIS C
CARMENATE CYNTHIA
HARTMAN JERRY & DIANE
ACKER KENNETH A &. CHERYL L
BRIGGS GLEN & MATTESON TRACI M
STILES LARRY A & SANDRA L
PETERSON ROBERT C & LORETTAA
HARRICHARAN MADANPAL
GAINER BOBIE JO
HOLLIDAY JOHN 0 & DIANA D
RAULERSON JOHN M & CYNTHIA M
RAULERSON JOHN M
HICKS RANDALL M & CAROL & CONR
303 REALTY LLC
303 REALTY LLC
AVILA LUIS M
AVILA LUIS M
NOVA HOMES CORPORATION
NOVA HOMES CORPORATION
BRANDENBURG DON
DUBALL JERRY R & KAY L
BRANDENBURG DON
GORDON LONNIE
LACAYO SERGIO
DANFORTH WANDA E (LIFE EST) &
CARR EARL B
MOSELEY TONI GALE
HUFF MICHAEL R & HUFF TERRY L
BEACHY BENNY & LAURA L
BEACHY BENNY & LAURA L
MILLS FRITZ & MILLS JUNIE
NGUYEN CINDY & TRAN JOHN
BIVER MARVIN L & EVE L
FDO HOLDINGS LLC .
LARUFFA JAMES & TERESA
FDO HOLDINGS LLC
FDO HOLDINGS LLC
LAMB MARK, LAMB STEVEN & WOOD
GARCIA PEDRO
NOORUDDIN MUHAMMAD & SHAHNAZ
DOSS RICHARD C & DENISE
NOORUDDIN MUHAMMAD & SHAHNAZ
NOORUDDIN MUHAMMAD & SHAHNAZ
POWERS KENNTH C
ZIBECO CORPORATION
ZIBECO CORPORATION
FDO HOLDINGS LLC
FDO HOLDINGS LLC
JACKSON KENNETH & MARGARET
-~,C HOLDINGS LLC
JACKSON ivIRGARET & KENNETH
NOORUDDIN MUHAMMAD & SHAHNAZ
MARTIN ROBERT L & WOOD MARGARI
CONE CYNTHIA GAIL
DUNSON JOHN A & MORAN JUDY L
MCCLATCHIE DAVID LEWIS & VICTO
CUNCO ALBERTO
AMES JOHN A
AMES JOHN A
AMES JOHN A
AMES JOHN A
CONE CYNTHIA GAIL
RUSSO FRANK & PATRICIA I
RAMOS EZEQUIEL
ROSAN PROPERTIES INVESTMENT
MILLER THRASHA
PRYOR VERLEAN & PRYOR TERRANCE
BRADLEY GEORGE & ROZELLE G
PLATINUM PERFORMANCE GROUP INC
SIMONIN DAVID E & SIMONIN BERN
CONNER COURTLAND L
PLATINUM PERFORMANCE GROUP INC
CHAVEZ OFELIO & EVANGELINA
FREDRICKS RHONDA
RUIZ MANUEL
JAMES DON R & MILIDEAN (LIFE E
MCGEE PHYLLIS T
CROSSWHITE GARY I
PEREIRA LUIS CARLOS & ACEVEDO
MYERS JERRY & DEBORAH
OLIVAS SALVADOR & DAWN C &
KIRTON DUDLEY R, KIRTON H
FORTUNE BOB & BETSY
BOYER DAWN L & THOMAS LONISE M
PEREZ ROGER
AHT CONSTRUCTION INC
RAYMAN KIRK
HEDRICK JONATHAN E
SHEEDY GERALD & LOTTS PAUL
HANCOCK MICHAEL TY
HANCOCK MICHAEL TY
ROBERTS CARMEN
SERRANO PAULA
WILLIAMS DENNIS R & SHIRLEY L
MOORE V'ALERIE N
MARTIN VEGUE HOWARD & PRIBYLA
GIRARDI ROXANNE DEE
MACCHIA JOHN & LIGGETT SHARON
HARWAS OLIVER J & PAMELA G
WILLIAMS ELVY M (LIFE ESTATE)
MARTIN JUDY K
3276309 CANADA INC &
COOPER AUDREY L TRUSTEE
LEE MATTHEW


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NW 9TH
NW 9TH
NE 18TH
NE 26TH
NW 33RD
NW 37TH
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SE 65TH
SE 64TH


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SE 40TH AVE
SE 28TH ST
SE 126TH TERR
SE 126TH TERR
NW 262ND ST
NW 256TH ST
NE 60TH CT

NE 97TH CIR


SE 57TH DR
NW 18TH AVE
NW 23RD AVE
NW 24TH AVE
NW 33RD AVE
NW 35TH AVE
NW 36TH AVE
NW 39TH AVE
NW 39TH AVE


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NE 120TH .ST j
NW 290TH ST

HWY 78 W
SE 16TH AVE
NW 272ND ST
SE 143RD AVE
NW 266TH ST
SW 28TH ST
SW 28TH ST
SW 28TH ST
SW 28TH ST
SW 28TH ST
NW 338TH ST
NE 60TH CT
NW 18TH AVE
NW 290TH ST
NE 3RD ST
NE 14TH ST
SE 28TH ST
NW 12TH TERR
SW 7TH AVE
SW 5TH DR
NW 34TH ST
NW 17TH AVE

SE 99TH TRL
NE 28TH TERR
HWY 78 W

HWY 710
NW 12TH TERR

SW 35TH CIR
SE 58TH DR
NW 11TH DR
NE 7TH TERR
NW 29TH AVE
SE 54TH ST
NW 36TH TERR
SE 66TH DR

NW 298TH ST
NE 64TH AVE
HWY 78 W
NW 272ND ST
NW 284TH ST
NW 276TH ST
NW 144TH TRL
SW 7TH LANE
SE 25TH ST
SE 127TH TERR
HWY 441 SE

NW 250TH ST



NW 3RD ST
HWY 441 N
NW 24TH DR
NW 274TH ST
NE 361ST CT
SE 25TH ST
SW 3RD AVE
NW 35TH DR


NW 284TH ST
NW 260TH ST
HWY 441 N
HWY 441 SE
SE 51ST LANE
SE 62ND DR
HWY 441 SE
NE 103RD AVE
N CENTER AVE
HWY 78 W
SW 85TH WAY
NW 276TH ST
SW 72ND TERR
SE 21ST CT


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1.25
1.25
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2.52
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1.25
2.51
2.558
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0.26
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0.688
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0.599
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2.27
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78.71
1.25
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0.254
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1.25
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1.529
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1.25
0.211
0.16
0.198
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0.303
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1.25
1.5
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MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
OFFICE BLD
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Information Source: Okeechobee County Property Appraiser Website www.okeechobeepa.com


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, May 26,
through Thursday, June 1, 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 "X-Men 3" (PG-13}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "The Da Vinci
Code"(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 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

Realtors program
entries sought
The Okeechobee County Board
of Realtors is accepting entries for
their monthly property beautifica-
tion awards program. The proper-
ty does not have to be for sale and
is open to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Christy at
(863) 697-3149 or Lori Mixon at
(863) 763-0004.

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty,, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
*public facilities. Items not accept-
ed include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811, or Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.

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

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are spe-
cially trained and certified to inves-
tigate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out
inspections of facilities. Licensed
social workers, pharmacists, elder
law attorneys, physicians, nurses
and others with a sincere interest
in the elderly are urged to apply.
Call Linda Slattery at (772) 595-
1385.

Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863)
467-0183.

Vaccine for


rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec. 10-
111, Vaccination against rabies
required and Okeechobee City
Ordinance 4-26, vaccinations. All
dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months
and older must be vaccinated
once a year by a licensed veterinar-
ian against rabies with a United
States Government approved vac-
cine. Animal licenses are pur-
chased at the Animal Control facili-
ty with proof of current rabies
vaccination. For information, call
Animal Control at (863) 357-3225.


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


2 PLOTS- in Silver Hill Ceme-
tery in Froiiprrot. $Fi:i0
(863)605-3831


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

SCAT, Calico: Long Haired,
SGolden Eyed. Found in vic. of
Center St, off of 710
(863)357-3225
DOG, Bloodhound. Call to
identify. (863)357-3225
DOG, "Jungle Duce"
with Dade County ID..
S(863)357-3225
DOG- vicinity of Kings Bay.
Call to.. identify
(863)634-0272
,. MICROPHONE- Found Mon-
day May 22nd., 441 S.,
Please call to identify.
863-634-9660
-PUG, Female, on Tues., May
.23rd, in vicinity of SE 26th St.,
Okeechobee. Call to identify.
(863)357-1812
PUPPY, Female, chocolate
colored, on SR 80 in front of
Johnson Engineering. Call to
identify. (239)825-3534
STUFFED TOY- Found on
1/4/06 on the Lake Okeecho-
bee Scenic trail. Taylor Creek
/Jaycee Park 863-357-0448
ZIPPO LIGHTER, engraved,
found In Okeechobee DOF
parking lot. Call to Identify.
(863)357-0448

BLOOD HOUND, Lost in Treas-.
ure Island (behind Brewski's).
Black & Tan. Missing 05/21.
(863)634-9990/634-8674
LONG HAIRED DACHSHUND-
Missing from Otter Creek
area 05/23/06. Needs Med's.
(561)723-2654 Reward
MINIATURE POODLE M, CoCo
Color & name. Family Pet. Vic.
of SE 36 Terrace off Hwy.
710. 863-634-1492 Reward!
S 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


U ..arage/
Yu~IIard Sale


PIT BULL- Female, spayed,
Fawn & white, 3 1/2 yrs.
Phillips Rd off of Rt. 80 since
5/13/06 (863)673-0346'
WALLET, Black, miens, on
5/24/06 near Ed's Auto Parts
in Okeechobee. LIBERAL
REWARD' (863)467-5571


AKITA Adult male, free to
good home, must know the
breed. Email at:
wjwyrostektnetzero.com
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD- lyr
old, F, spayed, lovable, great
w/kids. Needs room to run.
(863)673-4540
BLACK LAB- Male, approx
6yrs. Very friendly Free to
Good Home Only! Needs
room run! (863)763-4083
KITTEN, Black & white male. 8
weeks old. (863)763-8318 or
(863)532-0680
KITTENS, 3 to good home, 1
female & 2 males. About 8 or
9 weeks old. (863)673-5206
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
PUPPIES, 5 weeks old,
American Bulldog & Red Nose
Pit mixed. (863)635-3918
Babson Park.

Employment



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



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OPERATORS
Exp. only need apply.
Scrapers, Loaders,
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Okeechobee Counties.
DFWR EOE
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to
(561)799-5650
PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED:Class A
Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617
PRE-SCHOOL
TEACHER NEEDED
For a Busy Child Care Center
863-467-5588 orfax
resume to 863-467-7560
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the clasal-
fleds.


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attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classl-
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clean un a breezel


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brakes, shocks, must have
own tools, Excellent benefits
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ASSOCIATES WANTED!I
for new Century 21 office
Excellent training
available, experienced
agents valued also!
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Pt. St. Lucie, Palm City
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& Jupiter
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CAREGIVER/SITTER: Needed
8pm-8am in Okeechobee area.
Serious Inquires call Elaine
863-484-0829.
DRIVERS
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$38K/yr to start w/
$42k first yr potential
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chobee as a Residential
Driver for the nation's lead-
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Waste Management ser-
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is required.
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Excellent benefits
package
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For an immediate, local
interview come in.
or call or click
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Okeechobee, FL 34972
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WASTE MANAGEMENT
EOE/M/F/D/V
FAITH ACADEMY
PRE SCHOOL NOW HIRING
Call Wendy at
(863)763-8800
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips


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Commitment to detail with data eniry, 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
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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, 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 Cltgo
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



HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

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


LOOKING FOR JOURNEY-
MEN ELECTRICIAN/
SERVICE TECH.
Winh experience & training
PositiOn requires a strong
electrical background.
knowledge ol matenals,
methods &Iools involved
in aliaspec i. ao tenant irr-
provements lor residential.
commercial & inlustrial.
Music De able 0 Iroubile
snol anid repairall prias
es tieleclrici. Valido &
clean driving license Re-
liable & prompt anen-
dance
.Jer M Robinson Inc.
I flta" (I HuM in Resi ,
Tel 863-7;63-2525
Fa. 863-763-177)






1-YARD HELP Unloading
trucks, torklift experience
needed, putting up stock.
*TRUCK DRIVER DOT
Certified, Class B, clean
driving record.
Sick pay, Health Ins,, 401 K,
Vacation & Hollday Pays
Call Jonat863-783-l 73;
Drug Free Workplace.


Malrtha's House, Inc.
is seeking a full time
Sexual Assault Advocate
Experience with victims
is amust .
Salary Is commensurate
to working experience.
EOE
Please call 863-763-2893
and speak with
KIm or Stephanle;
May fax resume to:
863-763-6712

Find It faster. Boll It soon-
er In the cililMlBed


Emplomn
Full Time


Employmen


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.
I
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


Sod Truck Driver for hauling
Sod, need CDL License Ap-
ply in person at Tap Sod,
9045 NE48th St
TIRE SERVICE TECH
Must have good driving record
Excellent benefits &pay.
Will train 863-634-3536
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED:
Class A CDL. For Wiecker &
LOW Boy Semis. Apply at BMJ
Towing 419SW2ndAve
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED
Class B CDL'S, Min. 01
2 yr. e'p. w/clean driving
record Call (863)634-4526

SECRETARY
NEEDED
Must have
knowledge in
clerical/accounts
receivable,
Inventory.
APPLY IN PERSON
Walpole Feed
& Supply
Hwy. 98 North
WELDER- FABRICATOR
MIG, TIG & STICK
.JOB SHOP
2+YEARS EXPERIENCE REO
Must have own itols
Full Irme Benenits
Apple Machine
5900 Orange Ave FI Pierce
WELDER-Heavy Equipment
2+YVEARSE,,PERIENCrE REQ.
Must have own tools.
Full time Benefits
Apple Machine
5900 Orange Ave. F1 Pieri.e


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



COOKING & CLEANING, P/T
Must be honest, have great
work quality, be flexible &
presentable--occaslonal nights
& weekends. Contact between
8am-5pm to set up Interview.
(772)597.3565 or email
mbrady@bradyranch.com
OPERATOR POSITIONS
Available for Call Center,
$8,00/hour starting.
482-5196 for further detaIls,


Financial




Opportunities 306
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


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sidered fraudulent. In all
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ue, such as promises of
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work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as wells
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to aleri our
reader ol these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, it you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services

ajiigi


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

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Tuhin
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-
fleds.


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


JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.:
Call 863-467-4734
Join all the people who
say, "I sold t In the clas-
sifieds."

Merchandise


Air Conditioners 505!
Anti ue 510
A


Building Materiale546
Business Equipment 545"
Carpet/Rugs 500'
Children's Items 555i
Chin"r Glassware Etc. 560S
Clothing 5685
Colf-Stw lsu 570Z
Collectibles 5750
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/SUpplies 585
Cruises ., 590.
Dr L1 Unst FabHs 595:
Fepa Fixture 600,
Firewood 6052
Furniture 610
Furs 615.
Health & Reducing
Equipment 520
Heating Equlment/ .:
Supplies 6251
Household Items 630
Jeweliry 635
Lamps/Lights -640
Luggage 645
Medal jtems 6501
Miacel us






h t y 6901
Satee 695
Sewinp Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C- For Travel Trailer, Dual
Therm. '05, 120v, I phase.
1500 BTu Used 1/2 yr.
$425 (863)467-6868
A/C UNITS- 3 ion. Air & neat.
$350. (863)674-9907
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
Doh or will separate
(863)675-81862


DINING ROOM TABLE, 100
yrs old, $1500 or best offer,
1863)234-3470
DRESSING TABLE & MIRROR
$100 1863)467-1912
Appianes 51


AIR CONDITIONER & ELEC-
TRIC STOVE working condli-
tion boln lor $175 or Oesi
orier (863)467-8339
CHEST & UPRIGHT FREEZER-
asking $200 for both or will
sell separate (8631675-0550
DISH WASHER- Estate Good
condiiOri Top basket need
to be replaced. $40.
(863)599-0199 .
FRIDGE, ADMIRAL 18.6 cu-
bi: fi rosiless/wniie. $75.
863-674-0874
FRIDGE, GE, Magic Cnel glass
lop range, Whirlpool wasn-
er,'dryer. 2 AC's, $1200 will
sell sep (863)467-8723
GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Like
new condition Beige 1,125
(863)447-2130i
PORTABLE COMPRESSORS
UNITS- 2, Good conailion.
1-3/4 np & 1 -np. }1i90.
Will sep. 1863)697-0217
RANGE, AMANA Smoothe
top, self-cleaning,
black' whie w/wrie Ken-
more range hood, $75
863-674-0874.
REFRIGERATOR- good condi-
tion 4yrs old white. $200
39)872-121 3AIvj, FL
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- Whirl-
pool, super capacity, 3yrs
old, excellent condition $350
(239)872-1213 Alva,FL
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool, white, 2.yrs old, good
condition, $1400
(863)801-3358





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



TEMPORARY SERVICE POLE,
200 amp service. Cost $700,
used 1 month. Asking $500
(863)673-11'20
I I


BABY BLANKETS, $50 for all
or will separate.
(863)467-8723
CHILDREN TOYS, 3 boxes,
boys & girls, $30 will sell
separately, (863)467-8723


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ARMOIRE, Hand Painted.
Cream willowers. Luv it, but
must ell. $850.
(863)634-6534
BAR L-srhaped wit 2 bar-
stools. Wood and leather. 44"
hign, 22" wiae, 7, and 5'
lengins. $150 1863)612-9233
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful. 6
pc w/Sealy Posturepedic
anress Antique Beige Col-
or $1000 18631763-9410
BEDROOM SUITE- King s:
Black w/gray, contemporary
style. Lois ol mirrors. Nice.
$800 neg (863)634-7895
BOOK CASE- Cuslom Duilt tor-
mica. wsiiding glass doors.
$100 or best offer.
(863)697-0217
BOOK SHELF $25 or best of-
fer. (863)467-6943
BR SUITE- Ethian Allen, pine. 2
chest w/booksheif, 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 BEDS, Wooden w/built
in desk & set of drawers Very
good condition. $800.
(863)467-7634
CHAIRS (4), Dniing or game
tanle, nice oil while fabric,
caslers, swivel/tilt w/oak arms
& rim. $100 (1863)357-3779
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc w,5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see' $650
(863)763-8943
COUCH. 8 Fi w/floral design.
very nice & cleanI $80.
(8631763-5741
COUCH, Tan, Very good con-
dition. $125. LeBeile
239-822-5955 .
DINING ROOM SET. Entertain-
mern ctr & Living room set,
$650 Will separate.
(8631673-0476 ,I
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Oak, 4 x 4 $35
(8631228-7204
ENTERTAINMENT CTR- Dark
wood, Lighled & lots of
shelves 6.5').6.5' Like new,
$150 Neg (863)467-7838
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
(863)467-5756
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD,
3/4, antique, with rails, $50.
18631763-8548 -
HEADBOARD, Queen. Nice
shape, light wood in color.
$15 (863)467-8723
LIVING ROOM SET, 3-piece, 2
loveseats & 1 chair. Good
condition.' $400
(863)241-3273
LIVING ROOM SET, Sofa, love
seat & chair. Hunter green and
burg andy 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 modem and beautiful
to look at. $1225,
863-228-4086
RECLINER- Bara Lounger,
Retail $900. Like new. Woo0
arms & side. Light tan,
$150, (863)763-0582
SECTIONAL SOFA, Multl Col-
ored. $150. (863)946-0749
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro'
Convertible & 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.
LaBelle 239-822-5955
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $50
(863)675-7105
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


REVOLVER, 357 Magnum, 4
Inch barrel. $300
(239)246-3549


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 0ox of
older items. $50
(863)357-6113
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
s early 90s Exc. condo. $400
neg 863-763-8943
JEANS: Sears, Mens, 9 pairs,
36x29 & 36x30 Some new
$90 for all, will sep.
(863 135-0474
MICKEY MANTLE: 1st Home
Run Card. Stand & Plaque
$28 will sep 18631467-1484
Computer/

COMPACT PRESARIO- Win.
XR with mouse & keyboard.
$95. 863)357-6303
COMPAQ PASARIO, Windows
98. Just upgraded. New CD
Burner. etc $200.
1863)467-2366
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell.
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
(863)843-0158
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 Tosniba
330CDX 64mb ram. $300
(863)763-8391
Printer 6100 Minolta, Qus,
magicolor, $400.
(8631634-65971
Furnitue 0610


FLUTE, with case. Excellent
.condition Paid-T600. asking
$200 (863)635-3918 Babson
Park
SNARE DRUM- with stand
asking $50 (863)675-4098
Labelle evenings



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


BICHON FRISE, Male. born
10/9/05. purebred w/papers.
up to date on shois & lags
$500 863)674-1574
BLUE EYED WHITE LION
HEAD BUNNIJY- $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.
(863)634-8118
COCKATIELS, 1 male & 1 le-
male. Good for breeding. $80
will separate. (863)634-8118
DACHSHUND PUPPY, 7 wks.
old Black & Tan Male
$200. 1863)634-5060
DOG PENS, (2), Large w/gate.
S$100 or will separate. Call
Rick (239)410-3784 in La-
belle
ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL
blk & white, 4 yr. old. neutered
male, CHOCOLATE LAB, fe--
male 5 mos old, $100 ea.
POMERANIAN, male, white, 3
yrs. old, $250.
(863)763-8318/532-0680
MIN-PIN PUPPIES- 8wks old,
CKC reg. & they have Health
* papers. "$375.
(863)763-4052 or 634-8691
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
pair, $75 (863)675-4981
aBelle area
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-
arate, (883)467-9621
YORKIPOO PUPPY, CKC reg,
Adorable, shots & vet
checked. $475
(863)357-0037 Okeechobee


NIKON MOTOR DRIVE MD4
$125, (863)634-6597


Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", wall hardware, hos-
es & garbage disposal. $45.
neg. (863)763-6216


CROSSBOW Barnett com-
mando. $75 (239)246-3549


CAR CD PLAYER, Pioneer
DEH-P47DH, Super Tuner,
Retail $300 Sell $200, (In
Box) (863)357-0448 '


Walther ppk 380 holster
cleaning kit. $375
(239)246-3549


GAZELLE- Tony Little, top of
the line, absolutely brand
new, 6 work out CD's $150
(863)228-7204
HOME GYM- 2 position; Wel-
der Pro 9940 asking $100,
Call Mac (863)675-3889
La Belle



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)6,73-5023
ENGAGEMENT RING, dia-
mond, 14k, yellow gold,
1 23, $3000
(5611985-3411
WATCH, Gold & Sterling Sil-
ver: Ladies. Clips on wiist.
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.


WHEELCHAIR. Power, witn 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
18631763-5062
ARCADE GAMES, (2), Miss
Pac Man & Galagn Stand Up
Machines $1100 will sell
separately 1863)357'-2773
CAR HAULER- Hauls up to 4
cars, Needs axles $700.
(8631357-3981
FLAT BED TRAILER- Miller
71, Till deck, Dual Tandems
Holas up lu 18,000 lbs
$2000. 1863)35 -3981
PEANUT WAGON Small.
stainless steel. runs on LP
gas, real mrriney maker,
$2500,neg 863-634-5820
TEMPORARY 20' POWER
POLE, rrieter bio., oraker box.
51n wni nookup, $250
(863)763-0944
WOOD BAR. win stem glass
& wine bottle holders, $100.
1863)763-8548

Muicall
Instrumnts 066


fUran im.iUmius8UU o a
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/Spplies 8680
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 8655

-orse A 0 4


APPA. GELDING- wh./leopard
spol, 12yo, easy keeper,
good feet, good ground
manners $1200
(863)357-1024
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
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-
Sinner horse. $1800.-
(863)357-1945. Evenings
PONY Small Gray mare, 6
Syrs old, rides & drives,
$900/neg. 863-634-5820.
WESTERN SHOW SADDLES
(2) black, lots of silver. 15"
seat, & 17" seat $1000 will
sep/trade (239)465-1393



34 TON LOG SPLITTER, $600,
TroyBlit Tiller 8hp, $800,
Lesoo 88 Pro Fertilizer
S reader $200 (2) Red
Max Trimmers $95 each
(2) Echo Stick Edgers $78
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.
Good condition. New $350,
Now $100. (772)971-9474
KEE- 22", 5hp, alum deck,
elect start Runs perfect.
$250. (863)517-2077 La-
Belle
RIDING MOWER, Allis Chalm-
ers, 42" cut, 16hp, Bollns
cast Iron eng,, $550,
(863)763-3451
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
42" cut, Good condition,
Needs a starter, $175,
(863)447-2130


CASSETTE TAPES- Oldie's But
Goodies, Approx. 60. $25.
S(863)357-1938 i
STEREO SYSTEM, Fisher, 5
disc CD changer, dual
cassette, etc. $300. Call
(863) 357-6315.


Sharp, 25", with remote,
needs reprogramming, $30.
(863)763-3302
TV, Toshiba, BIG SCREEN: 55"
Floor Model w/remote. Ask-
Ing $600 or oest offer
8631675-7105


B-1511 LITTLE GIANT A
FRAME LADDER- $800
1863)234-123rj .-
CHAINSAWS (2)& STRING
TRIMMERS (6) Weedeaters
Need work $75 for all
(8631763-6629
DRILL PRESS: $150
18631763-9527
GENERATOR Homellte LRX
4500 watt, 8.5 np. 120/240
volt, 142 hrs. $450
(863)763-5613
GENERATOR, Coleman, Pow-
er Mate Maxa 3000, on cart.
will demonsirale $225
(863)763-7584
HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
ers & trolley. $600
1863)763-6629
MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer
4000. asking $800 or best
offer 1863)634-0856
Master Slim Jim Kit: Books.
Rods, Snims. Unlock cars.
trucks or imports. New. $300,
Now $100 (863)763-3551
SETTLING TORCH w/oygen
hoses. cutting torch & braising
tip. $400. (863)763-9527
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, witn attachments, 4
HR wet!dry, exc condo $30
1863)675-2596
TABLE SAW, CRAFTSMAN,10"
w/E,.iensions & Fence. $95
(863)763-6629
TABLE SAWS., (2) Craftsman,
10". wextensions & e .ra
blades. $199 Ior boin
18631763-6629


KITCHEN CABINETS, Used
uppers & lowers, ior garage
use 1863)467-4646
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 (all to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
TRAILER, Used 35' fiat bed
8ooseneck (863)763-2838 or
863)634-3245

Agriculture


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Okeechobee News, Monday, May 29, 2006 11


RIDING TRACTOR LAWN
MOWER, Wheel Horse, 42"
cut, $750. (863)763-3451
ROTOVATOR- 6hp, Troy-
Bilt,elec start, runs excellent,
$350 (863)763-9020 or
(863)467-1973
SNAPPER- 12 HP Rear engine.
Great shape. $550.
(863)517-2077 Labelle


CALVES: Shots, Wormed
$200 & up. Also Cows: Young
& Healthy. $400 & Up.
Will Deliver. 863-235-0838

Rentals
e g RENT

Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses- Rant920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



OKEECHOBEE- 2br, in Kings
Bay, partially furn apt, $875/
meo $1000 sec dep. for more
info call (863)763-8349 or
(863)634-1268
Okeechobee, Large 1BR in
town, furnished, no pets, $750
1st & sec. + utilities.
863-634-0322
OKEECHOBEE NEW 2BR/1BA
S& 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)467-1 Q05

When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
the classifleds.


CBS, '03, 3/2, on 1 fenced
acre, $1250 mo., no inside
pets, non-smoking environ-
ment, (863)467-0756 or
(863)634-0365
CBS 2BR 2BA, W/D, Patio,
Boat Launch, Private Lagoon
on Rim Canal. $1700 meo. +
sec. 1 yr. lease 561-346-4646
CBS 3BR 1BA W/0 updt'd
bath, kit. & flrng. Inc City wa-
ter in town. $900 mo. + Sec.
1 yr. lease. 561-346-4646
Duplex in town, 2BR/1BA.
$650/mo. No pets,
no smoking. Call
(863)357-8303 Lv. message.
HOUSE FOR RENT
3bd, 2 ba on Canal
$1,300 per mo.
1st, last + sec.
Call 863-763-2262
Or
863-634-1000
OKEECHOBEE 3BR/2BA, 1
car garage. $1300/month &
$500 deposit. (754)214-4964
or 1(888)655-9545
perspective3k(@aol.com
Option to sell $21 Ok
OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, May 27,10am-3pm
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st&sec, No pets
561-248-3888 /863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, lba, 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 &
sec.
Call (863)634-8757
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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
(863)467-0831
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items In
the classlfeds


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


Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 10G60
Real Estate Wanted 1085
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


BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 1c8ft 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.
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
FROSTPROOF: %/ Acre. 2
Bdrm. House @ 36 Murray
Lane. Cash Sale Only.
$42,000. (863)635-9458


FOUR SEASONS
Newly Remodeled 3 BR,
1 BA, Large Lot. Private
street. $150,000.
CATCH A PIECE
OF THE SKY
Large 4 BR, 2 BA w/Pool
on 1.63 acres. Has Airplane
hanger on air strip.
$485,900.
Florida Properties of
Ft. Pierce, LLC.
Call Shirley @
772-465-6400 or email
flal bellsouth.net
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
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const., car-
port, storage shed, $265k.
561-236-0293.
VILLA 2BR/2BA,
Remodeled $130,000
(863)763-4350
By appointment only.


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

Mobile Homes


BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/2BA,
No pets. 1 year lease required.
$650/mo. + $1200 sec.
(863)763-8535

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Recreation



Boats 3005
Campere/RVs 3010
Jet Sklia 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 6pm.
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
FISHING BOAT, 14 Ft., Fiber-
glass, Swivel seats, 9.9 Mari-
ner eng. on galv. trailer. $1500
or best offer. (863)763-3551
PRO CRAFT 1984, 17 Ft., 6 In.
w/150 Johnson GT. $2500.
(863)634-5826
PROJECT BOAT, Mustang 24'
with metal cradle It sits on.
Need to move, it's 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


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
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classlleds.


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


YAMAHA WAVE RAIDER '96,
1100 CC w/trailer & cover
$2250 (863)467-5672



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


Automobiles

"'fIT5


ACURA LEGEND '92, 3.21, V6;
5 speed, 4 door, needs some
work. $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-5613
BUICK STATION WAGON, '88,
needs transmission, $250.
(863)357-1938
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
DODGE NEON- '98, 4, new
tires. Good condition. Runs
good $1500.
(863)357-3920
FLEETWOOD '92- 2dr, SW
edition, new starter/headliner.
Runs, Looks great. $1500.
neg. (772)284-1194


FORD FOCUS 2001, 4 Door,
Window Tint. Runs good.
$1000. or best offer.
(863)675-6180
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $300. Call
(239) 657-4348.
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-
tation, can be seen at JJ Au-
to, $700. (863)946-3570
PONTIAC SE 1988, Original
owner. Full power, NA/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



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



CHEVY BLAZER- '00- 4x4, AC,
auto, very good cond, $6300
or best offer, can be seen at
E & E Automotive, 3585 N
441.
FORD BRONCO, '94, 4x4,
blue, exc. cond., $3300.
863-234-3470
JEEP CHEROKEE 1990, 4x4,
Auto., 6 cyl., Good condi-
tion. Runs good. Cold A/C.
$2500 (239)340-4866


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.
.(863)467-4328.
FRONT BUMPER GUARD,
chrome, w/iight 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
7 1/2", brand new, never on
truck, asking $700.
(863)697-3865


RIMS, (4) 16" Alum., w/covers
for '99 and up Ford, 8 lug.
$75. (863)763-6216
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, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $500
neg. (863)697-0328
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


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 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $900 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.
FORD F150 '94, Bedliner, tool-
box, new tires, tow package.
Runs great, very clean. $4500
or best offer. (863)885-2445
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 '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
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


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
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE '93,
Limited. $2500
(863)673-5179


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
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
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 CARGO VAN- '92, 3/4
ton, White, 'Runs well.
$1200. 561-798-1960 or
561-969-1660
FORD AEROSTAR '94- needs
ioc r pjrielc $1500

Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8,
sofa bed, tow pkg., 178k
miles, $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
FORD VAN 1500- $350.
(863)674-9907


Community Events


Free memory loss screenings offered
S, The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will offer free
memory loss screenings on Friday, June 23, from 11 a.m. 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 funeral expenses.
A trust fund has been set up at Big Lake National Bank. For informa-
tion, 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 Real-
tors 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 spe-
cial 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.

:Class of'77 Class plans 30th reunion
The Class of 1977 is planning their 30 class reunion. A meeting is
scheduled for Tuesday, June 27 at R.J. Gators, at 6 p.m. If you are a
class of 1977 alumni or know of any classmates, please attend this
meeting. For information call Cindi Bennett Hortman (863) 697-9817,
Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101 or Toni Bennett Doyle at
(863) 634-9491.

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 The-
ater All proceeds will benefit shelter and outreach programs at
Martha's House Domestic Violence Services. To purchase a ticket, call
their Outreach Office at (863) 763-2893. The drawing will be held July
4, and you need not be present to win.


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Unutmaluum; Immm/muway pitkuRwall
Proclamation
Fred Sterling, Okeechobee Code Enforcement Officer
(left), receives a proclamation from.Okeechobee Mayor
James Kirk (right) naming June 5-9 as Code Enforce-
ment Officers' Appreciation, Week atthe city council
meeting Tuesday, May 16.

Day Care offers free program
A Child's World Day Care, 703 S.W Sixth St., will offer a free sum-
mer voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) program from May 29 until Aug.
11, from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Limited spaces are vailable. To reg-
ister your'child you will need a birth certificate, Social Security number
and proof of Florida registry. This program is for children who turned 4
years of age before Sept. 1, 2005, and have not already participated in
the VPK program this year. For information, contact Malissa or Sharon
at (863) 763-5453.

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. Thedeadline for registration is May 3 1.


Okeechobee N6ws/Pete Gawda

Hurricane Awareness Week
At their meeting on Thursday, May 25, the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed the
week of May 28 through June 3 to be Hurricane Aware-
ness Week in Okeechobee County. Commission chair-
man John Abney (right) presented a copy of the procla-
mation to Carln Hagler of Project HOPE (Helping Our
People in Emergencies).

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as second
language classes, Monday and 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 education/GED, Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane, English as
a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:3 0 until 8:30 p.m.;
Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.


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12 The Okeechobee News, Monday, May 29,2006


Clean-up of waterways continue


TALLAHASSEE Florida has
marked another milestone in the
campaign for cleaner water.
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) Secretary
Colleen M. Castille signed a final
order identifying the fourth of five
groups of waterbodies targeted
for restoration. Waters identified
for clean-up include rivers, estuar-
ies and lakes in the Pensacola Bay,
Nassau-St. Marys, Withla-
coochee, Kissimmee, Fisheating
Creek, and Southeast Coast/Bis-
cayne Bay Basins.
"Florida is cleaning up -its
waterways," said Secretary
Castille. "The State's science-
based method to identify
impaired waters systematically
targets impaired waters and then
develops a roadmap for restora-
tion, water quality improvements
and healthier natural resources."
Under the federal Clean Water
Act, each state must identify
impaired rivers, lakes and estuar-
ies for clean up. Science-based
pollution limits, called Total Maxi-
mum Daily Loads (TMDLs), are
then developed for each impaired
waterway. A TMDL is the maxi-
mum amount of a specific pollu-
tant a waterbody can absorb and
still meet its designated uses, such
as fishing, swimming, shellfish
harvesting or as a source of drink-
ing water. Florida adopted a
nationally recognized program to
govern TMDL developmentand
implementation.
To target impaired waterways
for clean-up, the Department
divided the state into 29 water-
sheds. Each year the State assess-
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ther study. Once designated, DEP
designs plans to evaluate, restore
and monitor degraded waterbod-
ies throughout the state.
After collecting extensive sci-
entific data, the State established
a fourth group of rivers and lakes
for restoration, identifying 113
additional waterbodies as
impaired. This fourth verified list
of impaired waters underwent
extensive public review and will
now be submitted to the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) for approval. The State has
subsequently adopted more than
100 TMDLs and proposed an
additional 64 TMDLs for impaired
waterways in the Group 1, 2, and
3 Basins, including the Ocklawa-
ha River chain and Lake Okee-
chobee.


The State is working with fed-
eral and local governments, water
management districts, public and
private utilities, industry, agricul-
ture and environmental groups to
develop, adopt and implement
basin management action plans,.
the blueprint for restoration,
which promote improved farm-
ing practices, increased waste-
water and stormwater treatment,
and better land use planning to
reduce pollution.
Together with the TMDL pro-
gram, the Department of Environ-
mental Protection is improving
water quality through long-stand-
ing environmental regulations,
technical assistance, and an
annual investment of hundreds of
millions of dollars to build water
infrastructure, acquire conserva-
tion lands and restore waterways.


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