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Vol. 97 No. 155 Sunday, June 4, 2006 75t Plus tax


A note from
the Chamber
A company posing as the
Qkeechobee County Chamber
of Commerce is making phone
calls and asking businesses
that they renew their advertis-
ing on the Chamber map or
1 select new advertising. These
people are not associated with
the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce in any
way. Please refer any calls from
this company to the Chamber
office at 763-6464, so Chamber
officials can advise them to,
cease and desist using the
Chamber's name and credibili-
ty for their own purposes, The
Chamber of Commerce does.
not solicit over the phone. Any
Chamber of Commerce cam-
paign will be in writing and will
deal directly with the Chamber
office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.

Road closings
County Route 15B will be
closed to through traffic for
repair of the railroad crossing
beginning June 5. Beginning
June 12, C.R. 15A will be
closed for the same reason.

Pool closed
The pool at the Sports
Complex. has been closed
since Thursday due to prob-
lenis with the pump. Work
will continue on it next week
and it will be reopened when
fixed. A local swim meet for
the Shock Waves scheduled
for Saturday, June 3, was can-
celed and will be rescheduled
when the pool is operational.


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set record
Everglades F
dents worked hard this year to
set a new school record Sec-
ond grade student, Dylan Fer-
neau set a new school record
for 128 laps for 32 miles total
walking or jogging. Students
are recognized for their efforts
and hard work in the walking
program adapted from Fitness
Finders. On the second Satur-
day of each month during the'
school year, students can invite
family members to the Lock 7
trail at the lake for a morning

Drought Index
Current: 574
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.65 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
14.21 feet
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given In
'feet above sea level.)

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Community Events... .4
Crossword ......... 11
Obituaries ......... ..3
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports .......... .6
TV ............... 11
Weather ..........2. 2
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how to contact the newspaper.
Community Links. Individual Voices.

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INI Florida
When it comes to water, it seems
that the first thought is drainage -
ditches: dig a ditch, clean a ditch or
culvert, "How deep will the mud be
after all that rain last night?" But, there
is a flip side. Winter the dry season.
The weather cools, it rarely rains, as
the humidity drops we breathe a sign
of relief. But as more and more peo-
ple move to Florida, the same amount
of water has further and further to go
around. Everybody wants water. The
further it has to go, the shallower it
gets but nothing makes more rain.
South Florida does not have a con-
tinuous source of fresh water except
rain. As more land is built up, more
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Ms. Williamson to turn 99.

By Betty Bockoras
On June 16, Mabel
Williamson of Okeechobee will
celebrate her 99th birthday at
Lightsey's Restaurant, with a
group of her friends. Among
those who plan to attend are Dr.
Khan, her medical doctor, her
physical therapist, her dentist and
her caregivers.
If you've ever watched "Little
House on the Prairie" you'll
understand the era in which
Mabel grew up only this little
Walton lived in.My Sterling, Ky.
Although poor she didn't know it,
because she was never without a
home-grown meal, along with
lots of love.
One of Mabel's chores was to
collect the eggs. One day she
found a big, black snake coiled
up in a nest. She never entered
the chicken coup again, and
entreated her brother Vern to
take on that responsibility.
Another of Mabel's jobs was
to clean the Kerosene lanterns.
Regarding the family's out-

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house, Mabel recalls, "We
thought that an outhouse was a
luxury. It had three holes: small,
medium and large." For a while,
she said, they shared it with a
mother hen who sat on her nest
on the floor in the corner.
For their once-a-week baths
Mabel's mother carried buckets
of water and heated them on the
wood stove. All eight kids took
turns washing one after the
other before the water was finally
"I had a good childhood,"
Mabel recalls, "and a wonderful

After Mabel finished high
school she worked as a teacher,
where she taught eight grades all
in one room. "Some of the'bigger
boys sat in the back and threw
rocks at the blackboard," said
Mabel. "I was afraid they would
hit the little kids in the front. After
finishing that year I told them I
wasn't coming back."
Around 1945 Mabel left a
good-paying job at Ford Motor
Company in Detroit, Mich., to
help take care of her elderly
mother. That was when she
moved to Okeechobee and
bought the Brahma Bull Motel on
South Parrott Ave. (Mabel says
there was a life-sized bull in the
front, which lit up at night.) Now
a small shopping center occupies
Mabel made out a check to
buy the motel and handed it over
to the owner, Hope Hendry, who
was Judge Hendry's mother. The

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The Kissimmee Basin Region runs roughly
along the Kissimmee River, but also
includes areas that flow into the river and
Orange and Osceoia Counties.
rater issues

The Upper East Coast Region includes all of Martin
and St. Lucie Counties and the eastern part of the St.
Lucie River.

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ATV riding restricted to private property

Sheriff Paul C. May reminds the
citizens of the County the ATV rid-
ing is restricted to private property.
"We are just a few days in to the
summer and are already receiving
an increase in complaint of juve-
niles riding ATV s in residential
areas, stated the sheriff.
The Sheriff s Office will be start-
ing a more concentrated patrol of
residential areas, focusing on ATV,


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Judge himself did the paper work.
For a fewyears Mabel managed the
motel while helping care for her
Then, along came Mabel's
"knight in shining armor," John
Williamson. John and Mabel were
married at the First Baptist Church
by Pastor Whipple, with only the
bride, groom and two witnesses
Mabel wore a blue gabardine
suit that she had had made in Cana-
da, not realizing it would be her
wedding suit. "I never planned on
getting married," she said. (By then
she was already in her, forties.)\
John never knew his mother, so he
got a good deal- a wife and a moth-
er, whom he loved dearly.
Mabel sold the motel and the
newly weds, along with Mabel's
mother, traveled to the groom's
home in Kentucky. When they
arrived Mabel was shocked to find
a 300-acre tobacco farm and cattle
ranch, supervised by her new hus-
band's tenant. "Do you want to
keep the cook?" asked John.
"I didn't know he owned any-
thing," said Mabel. "I never asked
him about his finances. I figured
he'd tell me if he wanted to."
Mabel opted to do her own
cooking. "But they didn't even have
a garden," she said. "Can you imag-


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people move in, more clothes and
dishes to wash, to drive to work on
roads, to work in new offices, shop
in stores. Not only that, but because
rain runs off roofs and pavement.
With fewer places to keep it, more
rain drains into lakes and canals
that lead to the ocean, rather than
soaking back into the ground.
Florida has to plan its water sup-
ply because, unlike some other
areas of the country, South. Florida
does not have, for all practical pur-
poses, a continuous source of fresh
water except the rain that falls. As
more land is built on, more water is
needed because more rain runs off
roofs and pavement, to canals that
lead to the ocean, rather than soak-
ing back into the ground.
Rainfall feeds the aquifers
(underground water) that supply
close to 90 percent of South and
Central Florida's water and rain can
be scarcest when demand is high-
est (because it isn't raining), then
communities have water restric-
But there are areas that share a
water flow from lake to lake or river
to lake, etc., so in the 1970s, the
state set up "districts" wherewater
flow is common. These districts are
called water management districts.
Water management districts decide
how much water to drain off to the
ocean and how much water to
save for later use. There are five
such districts. Okeechobee County
is primarily in the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD), which is divided into
four water supply planning
regions: Kissimmee Basin, Upper
East Coast, Lower East Coast and
Lower West Coast. Each region's
water supply plan is based on at
least 20-year future planning and
follows Subsection 373.0361(1) of
the Florida Statutes.

Keeping clean
water flowing
SFWMD issues permits for pri-
vate, city or county water plants to
pump a certain amount of water
from the ground or lakes to treat
and deliver (for a price), to the
homes and businesses they serve.
(They know how much will be
needed, so they know how. much'
can be allowed to drain into the
ocean.) The water plants, in turn,
are overseen by the state's Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection
The DEP protects the quality of
Florida's drinking water, its rivers,
lakes and wetlands. DEP establish-
es the basis for setting the stan-
dards of purity for the state's sur-
face water and ground water and
monitors to be sure the quality
stays okay.

go-cart, and other motorized vehi-
des being operated on the County
roadways and right-of-ways. This
enforcement will be focused on
education of the public and the
enforcement of Florida law. Due to
the complaints being received are
mostly involving juveniles, when
the stop is made for riding On the
County roadways or right-of-ways,
the parents/guardians of juveniles

will be contacted and informed of
the situation and the parents or
guardians will be responsible for
any action taken.
Sheriff Paul C. Maywould like to
remind the citizens of Okeechobee
County that schools are out for the
summer. And with it being sum-
mer time, the youth of the county
will be out during the day so please
remember to use caution while

Submitted to the Okeechobee News/Betty Bockoras
At nearly 99, Mabel Williamson enjoys the swing outside
her home.

ine that? My mom always had a
So the first thing John did was
have a plot of ground plowed up
for his new wife's garden. "I
canned 100 quarts of green beans,"
she said, "enough for us and some
to give away."
In the 60's'John and Mabel
came to Florida and had a house
built in Wilcox Shores (now
known as Okeechobee Estates).
Her brother Ernest Evans already
lived there. "Ernest donated the
land where the post office is now,"
Mabel explained, "as well as mak-
ing a good-sized donation for the
development of Blue Heron Golf
and Country Club. He didn't even
play golf. He just thought it would

DEP also handles, the permit
and enforcement programs for our
drinking water, waste water
(sewer), septic tanks, wells and a
myriad of activities in wetlands and
other surface waters. This agency
also provides money to build or
improve domestic wastewater and
drinking water facilities, to reclaim
mined lands, and to implement
stormwater management and
manage other sources of water,
like reclaimed water for irrigation.

SFWMp plans for
sufficient water
SFWMD is divided into four
major water supply planning
regions Kissimmee Basin (North
and South), Upper East Coast,
Lower East Coast and Lower West
Coast. Each regional water supply
plan is based on:
1. At least 20-year future plan-
ning and follows Subsection
373.0361(1) of the Florida Statutes.
2. The impacts of future
demands on the water resources
that we have.
3. Water resource related natu-
ral systems like wetlands.
People in each of the four
regions have a say in SFWMD's
decisions through the Water
resource Advisory Committee
(WRAC) of SFWMD which acts as
liaison between SFWMD and peo-
ple of the district on the subject of
water supply planning., Since each
of the four regions has its own
unique set ol issues, the committee
is made up of a very diverse group
of people from each of the four
regions of SFWMD. Anyone can go
to a WRAC meeting to listen or ask
Taking a look at each of our dis-
trict's four regions, it is easy to see
why they are so different.

Kissimmee Basin
The Kissimmee Basin (KB),
roughly down along the Kissim-
mee River, was divided into north-
ern and southern areas to focus on
the issues unique to each.
North: Continued use of ground
water to support the large project-
ed population growth in Orange
and Osceola Counties is the pri-
mary issue. ,
South: increased surface water
use in the Lake Istokpoga-Indian
Prairie Basin resulting from project-
ed increased agriculture was identi-
fied as the primary issue of con-

Upper East Coast
The Upper East Coast Area
(UEC) includes all of Martin and St.
Lucie counties, and a small portion
of Okeechobee County. The pre-
dominant land use has been and
will be agriculture. Citrus occupies
over four-fifths of the irrigated agri-
cultural acreage in the region. Scat-,

be good for the community."
John and Mabel played golf at
the Okeechobee Country Club
when it was still nine holes and the
clubhouse was only one floor. She
also used to bowl but doesn't
remember what her score was.
For a family who grew up poor,
Mabel's brothers did well for them-
selves. Vernon Evans bought 40
acres of land from Sonny
Williamson (no relation to Mabel's
husband) on North 441, just so he
could have his own land for hunt-
ing. Mabel remembers shooting
her first turkey there. "You shot him
right in the head," her husband
exclaimed. "Of course, that's what I
aimed for," answered Mabel, as if
she were an expert.

traveling the roadways throughout
the County.
Please contact Lieutenant
William Markham (P.I.O.) at the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office for any questions. Office:
(863) 763-3117 Fax: (863) 763-

Dr. Tenniswood, who is also a
friend and neighbor, says he has
cared for Mabel's teeth for years.
This year he did Mabel's second
root canal. "There's nothing to it,"
Mabel remarked. "The hardest part
was keeping my mouth open all
that time."
Mabel still has her hair done
weekly, and pedicures and mani-
cures as needed, at Carolyn Coif-
fures. After the weekly hair appoint-
ment she goes to Golden Corral for
dinner with one of her caregivers.
When asked what she enjoys
most, she answered without hesi-
tation, "Eating." Second to that was
watching Bob Barker on "Price is
Mabel's favorite color is blue. A
few years ago she had the beige
carpet removed from the living
room and blue carpet installed,
along with pastel blue wallpaper
and drapes. Even her dishes have
blue flowers on them. Last year she
decided to have the outside of her
house painted blue, as well.
One day when taking a ride,
Mabel saw the Larson home on
S.W. Fifth Avenue, vibrant with
color and meticulously groomed,
and she decided to hire the same
people to do her yard.
So if you happen to be driving
down Southeast Eighth Avenue
and see a blue house, beautifully
landscaped with colorful flowers,
you can bet it belongs to Mabel

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The Lower East Coast Region includes not only Miami-Dade
County and the Florida Keys, but the Everglades, Palm Beach
County which includes over 500,000 acres of agriculture and
the urban coast as well as area the counties around Lake

tered among these land uses are
about 200,000 acres of upland
forests and wetlands.
The area is projected to have
over a 50 percent increase in popu-
lation from 2000 levels to almost a
half a million people. Agriculture
- primarily citrus in the western
portion of the region is projected
to decrease slightly due to current
industry markets, and pressure
from developers, but in addition to
people's needs, there are many
coastal and inland environmental
areas in this region that depend on
water to exist.

Lower West Coast
The Lower West Coast Planning
Region is expected to have an
increased population of almost 70
percent from 1995 levels by 2020,
with most growth in the coastal
areas. This means increased
demands for drinking and irrigation
Likewise, agriculture primarily
citrus and sugarcane in the eastern
portion of the region is projected
to increase by 10 percent. In addi-
tion, there are many coastal and
inland environmental resources
within this area. Meeting people's
water needs and the water needs of

the environment makes develop-
ment of water supply strategies
absolutely necessary to the eco-
nomic and environmental sustain-
ability of the area.

Lower East Coast
The Lower East Coast region
includes all of Palm Beach,
Broward and Miami-Dade Coun-
ties, the Florida Keys, plus portions
of seven other counties around
Lake Okeechobee and along the
Caloosahatchee River.
Its population expected to grow
significantly between now and
2020, increasing by almost 58 per-
cent from 1995. Most of this
increase in population will occur in
the coastal area, which is projected
to have almost seven million resi-
dents in 2020.
The region also includes more
than one-half million acres of prof-
itable agriculture and world-
renowned ecosystems such as The
Everglades, Lake Okeechobee,
Florida Bay and Biscayne Bay.
Information for this article
came from: Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, Heartland Water Alliance.

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Grad duo
Megan Rodrig'uez and Ryan Sweatt were among the
314 graduating seniors from Okeechobee High School.
The class had their graduation at the Agri-Civic Center
Tuesday night.

Snack time

Ibis skitter across a field on Northwest 26th Lane and
Northwest Ninth Avenue after munching in a grassy
swale on Thursday, June 1.

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The Greator Gator Mileage Club winners for 2005-2006 for
the boys in grades K-2 are pictured from left to right includ-
ing: Dylan Ferneau, first place; Jacob McGehee, second
place; and John McGehee in third place.

The Greater Gator Mileage Club Winners for 2005-2006 girls
in grades K-2 are pictured from left to right including:
Jazzmin Mestre, first place; Mary MCGehee, second place;
and Adriana Hernandez, third place.

Students set fitness club records

Everglades Elementary students.
worked hard this year to,
school re&oxfSecond grade stu-i
^ dent, Dylan'er-
neau set a new
school record
for 128 laps for
32 miles total
walking or jog-
ging. Students
are recognized
for their efforts
and hard %\ork in the talkingg pro--
gram adapted from Fitness Finders
On the second Saturday of each
month during the school year, stu-
dents can invite family members to
the Lock 7 trail at the lake fot a
morning walk. Coach Fetneau and
Coach Forde look lor%%ard to con-
tinuing the Grealer Gator Mileage
Club for a promotion ot ph\ sical fit-
ness through the students al Ever-
glades Elementary School and the
The students were recognized
this year with trophies for their
efforts. The boy winners for K-2
grades were first place, grand prize
winner, Dylan Ferneau with 128
laps; second place was won by
Jacob McGehee with 100 laps; and
third place was taken by John
McGehee with 90 laps. The girls
first place grand prize winner was
Jazzmin Mestre with 78 laps, sec-
ond place winner, Mary McGehee

made 76 laps, and third place win-
ner was Adriana Hernandez with
50 laps.
The students receiving trophies
this year for grades three through
five are for the boys division, first

place went to Trevor N elson, the
grand prize winner with 104. laps,
Steven Sadler tpok second place
winner with 64' laps, and third
place winner was Jesse Bodden
with 58 laps.

The girls students won for the
2005-2006 school year for grades
three through five.are first place
grand prize winner, Dayla Ferneau
with 91 laps, second place winner
was Sabrina Mestre with 88 laps,
and third place winner, Lyn Rover
with 64 laps.

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grades three through five for the 2005-2006 school year
were: Trevor Nelson, first place; Steven Sadler, second
place; and third place, Jesse Bodden.

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Community Events

Lake Denton Camp dates slated
Summer camp is back at Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park.
Camp 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 reg-
istered 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. Aclass 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. Registration
forms may be downloaded at, 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 discussed is
'Persuasion' by Jane Austen. This will be the last meeting for the sea-
son. 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)

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

Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion
for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members.
Please send information via e-mail to:
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Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center locatfat thettfie'lRauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and crafts for
seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and blue-
grass and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center
would like to expand its activities to groups that would like to play
board games, card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has
any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-
5183, or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held from
11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and

Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on
brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical informa-
tion. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the orna-
ments will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay
McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton, 1.863) 763-5755; Paulette
Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion Dalis, (8631 763-3991, or Regina
Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to.administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace edu-
cation and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side
by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

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Community Calendar

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

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 meet-
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.

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)
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St., at8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one 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.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday,. from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology
and how td' see your world and capture it on filrm. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will
go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to. participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For infor-
mation, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-0297.
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 meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m.. at the Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becom-
ing a member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at
(863Y 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
,Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome.
For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
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 informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish 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 Depart-
ment, 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)
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Ameri-
can Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like
to welcome all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and
39, who are interested in working towards the betterment of our
community. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-1191.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.

Tantle Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
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 interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at
(863) 467-0985.

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Community Events

Vacation Bible School planned
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church will hold their Vacation
Bible School frorp June 5 through June 9 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
The theme for this years' event will be 'Boomerang Bonanza.' There
will be classes for all ages. For information call (863) 763-7743.

Discussing the DaVinci Code
A discussion on the DaVinci Code will be held at the Okee-
chobee County Library, 206 S.W. St. on Tuesdays; June 6, 13, 20, and
27 at 6:30 p.m. For information call Everglades Baptist Church at
(863) 467-5479.

Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual sum-
mer camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12 during the
month of June. Camp dates are: June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-23;
and, June 26-30. The cost is $100 per camper, and campers should
Provide their own snacks and lunch. For information, contact Sue
Arnold at (863) 763-4630.

Healthy Start group will meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, June 7 atl 1:30 a.m. in their office at 575 S.W.
28th St. their office is located in the New Endeavors High School
building. The meeting is open to the public. The Healthy Start Coali-
tion is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for plan-
ning and implementing services for pregnant women and infants.
For information, contact Executive Director Kay Begin at (863) 462-

Children's Services Council Meeting slated
The Children's Services Councilwill meet Thursday, June 8,2006
at 5 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Okeechobee County
School Board office, 700 S.W Second Ave.

The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its monthly
meeting on Thursday, June 8, 6 p.m., at the Pier II Meeting Room,
2200 Highway 441 SE. Plans are being made for Labor Day, summer
fun, and legislative activity. All members are encouraged to attend.

IRCC will present comedy
IRCC will present Ira Levin's devilish clever comedy, Deathtrap
from June 8 through June 10, at 8 p.m. and as a Saturday matinee,
June 10 at 2 p.m. at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center, 3209 Virginia Ave.
in Fort Pierce. The cost is $12. For information call 1 (800) 220-9915.

Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be host ayard 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 ben-
efit patient care in Okeechobee. All yard sale donations are accepted
at this location.

Peace Lutheran yard sale scheduled
Thrivent of Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23 Lane, will hold a
yard sale, Saturday, June 10 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the PLC Fel-
lowship Hall.

Mr. and Miss Firecracker pageant planned
The Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Volunteers will sponsor
their annual Mr.. and Miss Firecracker beauty pageant on Saturday,
June 17 at the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. We will have
the same coordinators as in the past, Donnie Arnold (863) 634-6464
or Darlene Stokes (863) 763-3430. This contest is open to Okee-
chobee residents only. Deadline to enter will be Sunday June 11 at 5
p.m. Applications can be picked up at Kids Corner/Outpost, Brid-
gette Waldau Studio Graphic Design, Carolyn's Coiffures and the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce.

Church hosting Bible school
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will host
their annual vacation Bible school June 12-16 from 5 until 8 p.m.
This year's theme is Treasure Seekers, exploring God's promises. A
nursery will be provided for helpers and those taking part in the
adult class. Dinner will also be provided. For information, call (863)

Hurricane awareness meeting planned
A Hurricane Awareness Program will be held at the Buckhead
Ridge Senior Connections Community Center, located next the Fire
Department on U.S. 78 W, on Wednesday, June 14, starting at 1
p.m. Speakers include representatives of Project Hope, American
Red Cross, and Glades County Emergency Management. Open
meeting. Call Bonnie Shop at (863) 467-1253 or (863) 467-5424 for
more information.

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 infor-
mation or to enter, call (863) 763-1921, ext. 11. The deadline for paid
entries is Saturday, June 10.

The Okeechobee News, Sunday, June 4,2006

Seven graduate from FWC K-9 School

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Scofflaws in three states had
better watch out because there
are seven newly-trained natural
resource canines and handlers
ready to hit the dirt.
The officers, who hail from fish
and wildlife and natural resource
agencies in Florida, Delaware and
Maryland finished more than 400
hours of training that began in
February and were recently
awarded their certificates on the
steps of the Old Capitol Building in
Four of the handlers and their
partners are from the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC); two are from
Maryland Natural Resources
Police and one hails from
Delaware Department of Natural
Florida's officers include:
Edward "Eddie" R. Brown and
Grady, who are assigned to
Hendry County; Bradley W. Clay-
ton and Cain, assigned to Polk
County; Samuel D. Dishman and
Bear, Levy County; and William E.
Giles and Parker, Columbia Coun-
Officer 1st Class Curt W. Dieter-
le and Blu, and Cpl. April: C. Shar-
peta and Bear, are from Maryland;
and Cpl. Casey L. Zolper and War-
den are from Delaware.
The officers were selected
through a process within their
own agency to determine who

began searching for an instruction
"I want to show them what our dogs do," he said. program, he was told one name.
"John Snow," he said. "They all
"I want to show them not all police dogs are bite said John Snow and Florida is the
dogs." place you want to go.
S. "With the program he's put
Edward "Eddie" R. Brown, Florida officer together, pretty much all your
resource dogs have been trained
would receive a dog. Training where the dogs live and work, by Florida or a state that's been
began in February. they were trained to detect specif- trained by Florida."
The seven'dogs, mostly black ic wildlife. The two officers from Mary-
Labradors, were donated, with They also can track humans land agreed the training was rigor-
the majority coming from animal and find evidence, such as guns, ous. Their dogs are the only two
shelters. shell casings, knives, handcuffs trained in wildlife detection from
One dog, Grady, was saved anything a human has touched. their state.
from possible death. Recently, one of FWC's canines Dieterle said he learned many
She was beaten with a shotgun located evidence in a double- things while attending the train-
and a shock collar was used on homicide. ing, but one stood out in his mind.
her, Brown said. Now, the playful "Their main function is to track "Trust your dog," he said. "The
pup has been through the rigors of humans," he said. dog knows the task."
training. FWC now has 14 law enforce- Sharpeta said the training and
"I've been amazed about how ment canines. dogs are "really going to change
far from Day 1 to now my dog has "We have the most natural the way we work in Maryland. It's
come," he said like a proud, new resource dogs in the world, as far a better way to get things done."
father would when speaking of his as I know," Snow said. She, along with the other offi-
baby. "She got a perfect score in Snow has made his presence cers, agreed the work and training
tracking." known for natural resource was difficult, but very rewarding.
Eventually, Brown wants to do canine training. He has. been They all had to leave their families
public, presentations, especially employed by FWC since 1980 and and friends to train for two weeks
for children. had a bloodhound he used before with a week off and then back
"I want to show them what our the agency had a K-9 program, He again.
dogs do," he said. "I want to show was one of the first officers to Snow said the officers and their
them not all police dogs are bite become a handler for FWC partners will now go back to their
dogs." something he's done for 18 years respective states, taking along a
FWC instructor John Snow and he's been an instructor for valuable tool.
said the canines are trained to sniff 15years. "These dogs are an asset to
out illegally taken wildlife, such as When Zolper, who with War- protect natural resources," he
dove, deer, turkey, lobster, alliga- den is the first team for Delaware's said. "They are trained to do just
tors and ducks. Depending on Department of Natural Resources, that."

If you want to get Dad some-
thing nice but not too expen-
sive for Father's Day, and you
want it to give him years of enjoy-
ment, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) has a deal for you.
You need to act promptly,
though. Buy him a five-year fresh-
water fishing license before
Father's Day, and he'll receive a
package of free fishing equip-
ment in. the mail automatically
within threeweeks.
The license costs $61.50 and
provides for five full years.of great
freshwater fishing opportunities
in the "Fishing Capital of. the
World." The license is a great
hedge against inflation that may
cause price increases in future

licenses. Anglers can check to make
sure the FWC hasn't run out of
the free tackle organizer, lures,
hooks, bait saver, fishing towel
and publications, among other
things that will go to people who
take advantage of the offer.
All- license sales directly sup-
port fish and wildlife conserva-
tionin Florida. In addition, every
licensed .angler helps Florida
recover more federal excise taxes
under the Federal Aid in Sport
Fish Restoration program.
Five-year freshwater fishing
licenses, are available online at, over the counter at
tax collectors' offices and license
agents or by calling 1-888-FISH


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Wildfires are

believed to be arson

Late Wednesday afternoon,
SMay 31, a series of wildfires were
deliberately set in Highlands Coun-
ty. A total of 40 acres were burned.
Law enforcement officials believe
this to be the result of a series of
fires that were deliberately set. For-
tunately, no homes were damaged
and no one was injured due to
these premeditated attempts.
Prevention is the key in helping
to reduce the number of human
caused fires- one of the most
important goals for the Division of
Forestry. Even though Florida is the
lightning capital of the world, arson
and escaped debris burning are
still the two main causes of wild-
- fires in Florida.
Everybody loses when wildland

arsonists strike. Consumers pay
more for the thousands of products
made from forest materials; tax-
payers foot the bill for suppressing
the fires; jobs are often eliminated
when the resource is reduced, and
families living in wooded areas
often lose their homes and posses-
Report all fires quickly to the
nearest fire department. If you
know of any information pertain-
ing to these fires see anyone acting
suspiciously before, during or after
a fire has started, please contact the
toll free Arson Alert Hotline (1-at
800-342-5869. 'You may be eligible
for up to a $5,000 reward for infor-
mation leading to the conviction
arrest of woods arsonist.

The merger of Big Lake National
Bank and Seacoast National Bank
brings with it a wealth of additional
services and benefits to customers.
Joe Mullins, Big Lake's president
for the past 18 years, knows that
a merger also brings rumors. The
following is an open letter from
Joe to Big Lake National Bank

Joe Mullins, Rrgional President, Seacoast Natinal Bank

To our customers and the communities we serve,

I've heard all the rumors, how fees will rise,
accounts will change and the phone will no
longer be answered by a person. Nothing could
be further from the truth. The integration of Big
Lake National Bank and Seacoast National Bank
will be completed on June 5, and is a "win-win"
for Big Lake National Bank customers.
The same employees will be servicing you,

service charges will not change and loan
decisions will still be made locally.
The merger with Seacoast will only
enhance our customers' banking experience.
New services will include free online banking
and bill pay, and a Telephone Banking Center
with extended weekday and. Saturday hours
where customers can call and speak with a live
banking representative. Cash management,
marine financing, investment products, trust
and estate planning and annuities are
additional services that will be available to
you. We will have an expanded network with
41 Florida offices for greater convenience. The
automated MoneyPhone, formally known as
BUSS, will also be available 24/7.
Seacoast National Bank is known for
providing big bank services with small bank
attention, which means they are able to provide
a larger variety of financial services often
offered by the large mega-banks, with the
personal service associated with smaller
community banks. It's truly the best of both
worlds for our customers.


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Seacoast National Bank has a long history of
supporting community events and employee
involvement with charities. Just as you've
always been able to find Big Lake National
Bank employees on hand to help out at
community functions.
Customers will see that only positive
changes are coming their way. More services,
more flexibility, more convenience. And yes,
there will still be a live person answering
the phone.
All of us at Big Lake National Bank and
Seacoast National Bank are excited about
the opportunity to continue serving your
financial needs and look forward to seeing you
in our branches and around town. Just as
before, our bankers' hours don't stop at the
office door. We are committed to serving our
customers now more than ever.
By the way, if you have a question or
concern you'd like to share with us, call your
local Big Lake National Bank office or call me at
863-467-4663. Our lines are open and will
be answered by a live person not a machine.
Thank you for your continued trust.

Reglonat PirsiA

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Submitted to Okeechobee News/Michael Rostelll
Rodeo participant
Brock Hancock will represent Okeechobee High School
at the Florida High School Rodeo State Finals on June 8-
10. He will be competing in the calf roping event.

Sports Briefs,

Summer softball
meeting scheduled
Okeechobee County Parks &
Recreation Department has sched-
uled an organizational meeting for
all interested managers, players
and officials. It will take place on
Thursday, June 8 at 6 p.m. at the
. Okeechobee Civic Center, 1750
Hwy. 98 North. Team fees will be:
men's league-$375; women's
league-$300 and co-ed-$300. Team
fees must be paid by 5 p.m. on Fri-
day, June 16 to be included in the
league. Games are scheduled to
begin the week of June 26. For
information call (863) 763-6950.
Pop Warner grid
sign-ups slated
Pop Wa\rner football and cheer-
leading signups will take place at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
on June 10, June 24, July 1 and July
15 from l0a.m.until-2p.m.,
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring the
child's last report card, a current
year physical from your doctor and
a copy of the child's birth certifi-
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863) 634-
3482. or Albion Crowell at (863)

Men's softball
tournament planned
A men's softball tournament
with all tournament proceeds
going to the Okeechobee High
School softball program will take
place Saturday, June 3, and Sunday,
June 4, at the Okeechobee softball
complex across from Yearling Mid-
dle School.
The cost of this tournament is
$300 per team. :
The tournament will use ISA
rules with unlimited home runs.
First place will pay $600; second
place will pay $400; and, third place
will pay $200. There will be a home
run derby, and giveaways through-
out the day.
For information contact Kim
Hargraves at (863) 634-6322, or
Rob Lowe at (863) 634-2694.
O.H.S. hosting
volleyball camp
The Okeechobee High School
volleyball team is hosting a sum-
mer volleyball camp for girls in
grades 4-8. The camp is scheduled
for June 12-16, from 9 a.m. until
noon at Osceola Middle School.
The cost is $50 per player and
includes a T-shirt and water bottle
with early registration. You may

pick up a registration form in the
O.H.S. main office or call Coach
May at (863) 634-5836.
Oakvilew Baptist
sponsors Sports Camp
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor a Sports Camp from July
10 through 14 at the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus. There will be
two separate sessions. The first ses-
sion will be from 9 until 11:30 a.m.
each morning and will feature
baseball for boys and soccer for
girls. The second session will be
from 1 until 3:30 p.m. each after-
noon and feature softball for girls
and soccer for boys. The cost of the
camp will be $60 per person all day
(includes lunch) or $45 per person
for the half-day session. The camp
is open to children age 4 through
sixth grade. For information con-
tact Rusty Brooks at (863) 763-
1699. To enroll stop by the church
office at 677 S.W 32nd St. or go to
the church web site at
registrations slated
Sign-ups for theOkeeciobee
County ParlkI and Recreation
Department's 2006 summer play
camps are under way-at the depart-
ment's new office at the Okee-
chobee County Sports Complex,
640 N.W. 27th Lane.
Enrollment is limited and slots
will be filled on a first-come, first-
served basis.
Campers must be 6 to 12 years
of age.
Camps will operate Monday
through Friday, June 12 through
July 28, except for Tuesday, July 4.
Camp hours will be from 8:30 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. Camp locations are:
the Douglas Brown Community
Center, the Okeechobee Civic Cen-
ter and Central Elementary School.
The regular camp fee is $50 per,
week, per participant, plus fees for
Held trips and special activities. Spe-
cial rates have been set at $25 per
week for a child on the reduced
school lunch program, and $10 per
week for a child on the free school
lunch program within the Okee-
chobee County school system for
the 2005-06 school year.
A letter of participation from
Okeechobee County school food
service must be presented at the
time of registration in order to qual-
ify for these special rates.
Camp fees include lunch and an
afternoon snack for each camper.
Extended hours of 7:30-8:30
a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. will be
available at both the Civic Center
and Central Elementary for an addi-
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attend lobbying trip
nity to express their opinions on them in producing safe, afford-
policies that affect their liveli- able and abundant food and
hoods. "Florida Farm Bureau fiber," Welch explained. "We will
members were especially good at follow up these discussions with
providing a vivid picture of how more meetings throughout the
the federal government can assist year."

Submitted to the Okeechobee News
In appreciation'
Rick Barnes presents Denise Burnham with a beautiful
dish garden in appreciation for all her hard work with the
billing and book keeping ,for the 4-H Youth Livestock
Show committee.

Study projects shortfall in vets

By Dave Skretta
Associated Press Writer
Food safety and America's ability:
to handle outbreaks of catastroph-
ic animal diseases are being threat-
ened by a projected shortage in
food anional veterinarians,, a new
study shtws.-
'The study, commissioned in
2004 by A coalition of veterinday
organiavalis and conducted by
Kansas State University's College
of Business Administration, proj-
ects a major shortfall in the vets,
which specialize in handling live-
stock, by 2016.
The projected shortfall comes
as Americans. are increasingly
aware of bird flu and foot-and-
mouth disease, and meal exports
have been curtailed by skeptical
nations like Japan, which has.."
twice cited concerns over mad
cow disease in closing its lucrative
market to U.S. beef:
"Not having enough veterinari-
ans in rural communities, out in
the field, to do adequate disease
surveillance threatens our food
security," said Dr. Lyle Vogel, direc-
tor of the Animal Welfare Division
of the American Veterinary Med-
ical Association. "For the first time,
this study has scientifically docu-
mented there is a shortage and
shown the shortage is going to get
The s*xy, released Thursday
and the mtst comprehensive of its
kind, foutih that while demand for
food animal veterinarians is pro-
jected to increase 12 to 13 percent
over the next decade, four out of
every 100 jobs will go unfilled.
The shortfall is also expected to
affect government agencies like
the U.S. Agriculture Department's
Animal and Plant Health Inspec-
tion Service, which is entrusted
with protecting U.S. agricultural
USDA officials declined to com-
ment without seeing the report.
Spokesman Jim Rogers said dis-
ease response teams can be on the
ground anywhere in the U.S. with-
in four hours.
The study also debunked the
myth that food animal veterinari-
ans earn less than small-animal
practices. According to .2003 data
from the AVMA, only 4 percent of
all veterinarians worked exclusive-
ly on large animals. But their medi-
an income was about $6,000 per
year more than those working
exclusively on small animals.
..But donning overalls, and rub,-

her boots to deliver calves at all
hours of the night remains an
intrinsic part of the job, an unap-
pealing aspect to students who are
coming in fewer numbers from
rural backgrounds.
"It's a national trend," said Dr.
Ralph Richardson, dean of the Col-
lege of Veterinary Medicine at
Kansas State Univ ersity, one of the
nation's top agricultural and veteri-
nary schools. "I've tracked the job
opportunities for veterinary gradu-
ates and it's fairly consistent. It's
clearly an increasing problem." .,
The study suggested improved

recruiting strategies emphasizing
food animal careers, loan forgive-
ness and other incentives, and
improving the image of rural vet-
erinarians as the most promising
ways to attract students.
Congress in 2003 approved leg-
islation to provide college loan for-
giveness for newer veterinarians,
although Vogel said the program
has not received adequate fund-
ing, and states like Kansas have
implemented similar programs to
retain students willing to work in
underserved areas and disciplines
such as large animal care.




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west would help our market and
rain here would help our cattle.
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classes and slaughter cattle.
were steady to 41" lower. Still
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Farm Bureau members dis-
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trators n hurricane disaster assis-
tance, farm trade issues and
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Stormwater runoff is rainfall that can accumulate after a storm event. Many times due to the
severity or length of the storm, runoff accumulates to a level which floods private property and

With this in mind, have you:

1. Noticed any ponding or flooding problems inryour immediate area (where you work or
live) after a storm? For example, significant amounts of water in the streets, parking
lots, on right-of-ways? Please be specific: provide a street address.

___Yes ____No

2. Where have you seen other problems? Please provide an address, name of a
building or cross streets where the problem is located. If you are assistware of more than
one problem area, please provide a numbered listing of locations:

3. When do these problems occur? Please check one. If more than one problem was
identified in question #2 above, use that same number to answer questions #3 and #4 also.
severity (a) After a short rain (up to an hour)
With this in mind,(b) After 2 hours of rain
___ (c) Only after an intense storm

4. Can you identify the cause and duration of the problem and/or a possible solution?

5. If the only way to correct the problems) that you have listed above was to pay a
stormwater fee, would you support a City/County-wide fee on all businesses and
residents to correct these problems and maintain the solutions?
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Okeechobee High School recently held-its' annual Scholarship Night. Those students
receiving the Florida Bright Futures Medallion scholarships were (front row left to right)
Roy Haddan, Jessie Carr, Erica Hardy,s essicEblUrnett, Travis Conrad, Dante Mucheri-
no, Scott Schoonover; (second row left to right) Larry Comer, Kyle Harwas; (back row
left to right) Kara Black, Christopher Suarez, Duane Bowman, Bobbi Jo Haberlandt,
Whitney Holmes, Sylvia Robinson and Barbara SantaCruz.

I like working with a team
of great people, for customers
I've known all my life. Helping
our friends and
neighbors get something
done for their business or
family-that's a real feeling of-
-Tabitha Trent
Riverside Branch Manager
Okeechobee, FL

Why Leave Home?!
We Care
Raulerson Hospital is a 100-bed acute care facility providing a full range of
medical and surgical services for both inpatient and outpatient procedures.
General Surgery Laparoscopic Bariatrics
Vascular/Endovascular Orthopaedic Gynecology
Gastrointestinal Podiatry Urology
Emergency Care Pediatrics Wound Care
Radiology and Imaging Ultrasound Mammography
Respiratory, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
Outpatient Varicose Vein Procedures Sleep Disorder Lab
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For Laboratory or Radiology diagnostic services,
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The following movies are now
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Movie times for Friday, June 2 ,
through Thursday, June 8 are as
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.
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Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on
your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial,
informative and confidential
boat inspection. A vessel safety
check decal will be placed on
boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call (863) 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.

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for any personal items for sale under $2,500

More Papers Mean More Readers!
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1gw weekss old. (863)763-8318 or
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Important Informaton: MALE CAT- 4yrs old, med
Please read your ad areuly hairneuteredsoftpawsto
the first day it appears. Inbd oaI, n et wes,
case ofan inadvertent error, 00good home only
please notify us prior to the (863)634-6012
deadline listed. We will riot
be responsible forore than PLASTIC MARINE TANK-28
1 incorrect insertion, or for gal., 2 -6 galztanks, perfect
more than the extent of the cond., you dispose of old
ad rendered valueless by gas. (772)260-4898
such errors. Advertiser P. 5 ip e i
assumes'responsibilityforall PUPPIES, 5 weeks old,
statements, names and con- American Bulldog & Red Nose
tent of an ad, and assumes Pit mixed: (863)635-3918
responsibility for any claims Babson Park.
iewnspaper. All advertising WOOD & ROOFING SECTION:
is subject to publisher's Free, You haul.
approval The publisher (863)357-2169
reserves the right/to accept
or reject any or all copy, and
to insert above tfle., the H U
word 'advenisement"me.l-,
ads accepted ar subject to nI jm
credit approval. All ads must
conform to Independent
Newspapers' style and re
restricted to their proper
classifications Some classic. Ejmloyment-.'
fied categories require fwIIT' 205
advance payment. These .ploy .'.ht. ,
classifications are denoted Medical "' h0
mnth an asterisk ". Enio tment ., '
AuuotIons io .215
Cii d,-9S* 110 .
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Fouad 130
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Gr".eA y. 140 mloymSnt
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9O|N laabr o.. 160 CDL CLASS A REQUIRED
DOG, Bbloodhound. Callto w/M,n 3yrs.exp.
identify. (863)357-3225 Dependable, CleanDL, DFW,,
Good pay,'Benefits, 401K.
DOG- vicinity of Kings Bay. Alsotakingappl'sforHelpers
Call to identify (863)763-8391
day May 22nd., 441 S., or
Please call to identify. -
PUG, Female, on Tues., May i n lJilrri
23rd, In vicinity of SE 26th St., 1
Okeechobee. Call to Identify. 'FULL & PART TIME
(863)357-1812 REAL ESTATE SALES
colored, on SR 80 in front of for new Century 21 office
Johnson: Engineering. Call to Excellent training
identify. (239)825-3534 available, experienced
STUFFED TOY- Found on agents valued also!
1/4/06 on the Lake Okeecho- 6 OFFICES:
bee Scenic trail. Taylor Creek 0KEEr HOBEE
/Jaycee Park 863-3570448 29030 Hw. 710 Eat
ZIPPO LIGHTER, engraved, Pt. St Lucie, Palm City
found in Okeechobee DOF Hobe Sound, Tequesta
parking lot. Call to identify. & Jupiter
(863)357-0448 863-46-2100
BLOOD HOUND, Lost in Treas- Environmental Services
ure Island (behind Brewski's). 20 hrs./wk, Evening and
Black & Tan. Missing 05/21. weekend hours. Responsible
(863)634,9990/634-8674 for housekeeping duties.
LONG HAIRED DACHSHUND- Handyman skills helpful.
LONG HAIRED DACHSHUND- Bilingualprf. Fax resume to
Mission from Otter Creek Bilingual p ref. resume to
Missing from Otter Creek (863)357-2991 orapply at
area 05,23/06. Needs Med's. FL Community Health enters
(561)723-2654 Reward 1100 N. Parrott Ave.
Color & name. Family Pet. Vic. Experienced Mature Teachers
of SE 36 Terrace off Hwy. Needed
710. 863-634-1492 Reward! Building Blocks Academy
PINTO GELDING- Grand- FT positionsavailable.
daughters horse, tan & Greatpay, working
white, vic of SW 10Oth St & environment & benefits
SW 6th Ave. near the Victory 863-467-5000
Baptist Church. Reward OFFICE MANAGER
634-7711 or 467-2888 Construction exp. req., BS
acct. preferred. Strong rob-
WALLET, Black, means, on lem solving skills, highly or-
5/24/06 near Ed's Auto Parts ganized, proven success in a
in Okeechobee. LIBERAL leadership role and excellent
REWARDI (863)467-5571 communicator, Exp w/AR,
1 AP, cash flow, & month end
G iveaay ii04 close. Competitive salary &
benefits. Send resume to:
AKITA Adult male, free to Fax 561-799-5650 email:
good home, must know the
breed. Email at NEE
wjwyrostek(netzero.corn NEEDED:
Energetic,Self motivated per-
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD- lyr son who loves children to
old, F, spayed, lovable, great work for busy Chlldcare Cen-
w/kids. Needs room to run. ter 863-467-5588 or fax
(863)673-4540 resume to 863-467-7560

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signs and
inventory sheets!

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Salary 436,000 $50,278 DOQ
Clewiston is a rapidly growing, vibrant
small city.
Florida State Retirement
Abundant Overtime/Paid Details
Merit based step pay plan
Life/Health/Dental Insurance
Supplemental 457 savings plan with
3% city match
Generous vacation/sick leave with
annual sick leave buy back option
11 paid holidays
Take home vehicle within 5 miles of
city .
12 hour shifts
Educational reimbursement program
The department fields a dive team, nar-
cotics unit, traffic enforcement unit, bicy-
cle patrol, K-9 team and CID unit.
Clewiston is an equal opportunity employ-
er. Women and minorities are encouraged
to apply.
To apply: Contact HR Director Marilyn
McCorvey @ 863-983-1484 or pick up an
application in person at 115 West Ventu-
ra Avenue in Clewiston. Visit our website

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

Okeechobee County Health Department
Currently has openings for
View the job announcements and apply online
For assistance with the People First website, you may contact
the applicant customer service via telephone at
1-877-562-7287, TTY users call 1-866-221-0268.
Job closing date is close of business June 9, 2006
EEO/AIVP Employer

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Siass A & B CDL Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at
Walpole Feed &

2595 NW 8th Street

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

SOkeechobee Newsl

The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL or PART TIME
circulation assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience *
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
77e Daily Okeediobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

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MIDFLORIDA Federal Credit
.Union seeks a full time teller
for Okeechobee branch.
Responsibilities include
serving members, perform-
ing transactions, and cross
selling credit union products
and services. Candidates
must possess previous teller
experience as well as
commitment to providing
I exceptional.customer
service. Excellent benefits
package to include medical,
401(k), tuition assistance,
and annual bonus.
Apply online at
Drug Free Workplace
Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617
For Automotive Equipment
Repair business ie. Lifts air,
compressors etc. Must be
.mechanically inclined, self
motivated and have a clean
driving record. No Experi-
ence necessary, will train.
Call (863)357-1555
Leave message.
Complete Underground
Utility Pipe Crews.
Top pay.
Se necesitan
trabajadores para tuberia.
Buen salario.

FT Computer exp needed.
Bilingual pref. Competitive
salary and excellent benefits.
Fax resume to:
(863)357-2991 or apply at:
FL Community Health Centers,
1100 N. Parrott Ave.,
Okeechobee, FL. EOE/DFWP



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

When you want something Join all the people who
sold, advertise in the say,"I sold It In the clas-
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Raulerson Hospital has been serving the
community for 27 years. We offer a full range
of medical and surgical services and state of the
art practices. Become part of our team and
you'll feel right at home in our friendly,
caring community Hospital.
She opportunities o want for youercAi-0
are waiting! *.
+"FT- HouselTeeper
+FT- Floor Technician
+PT & PRN- Dietary Tech
FT -Nuclear Med Technologist
FT -Ultrasound Tech
FT .RadloIogyiCT rech
FT & PRN-Physical Therapist
+FT & PRN -Physical Therapist Assistant
For Consderation, please come to Human Resources and complete
ande mploynment applcabon. Log on to wwwraulersonhosptal corn
for addional information & otheeropportunibes EOE
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 Hwy. 441:
North, Okeechobee, Fl

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'Full Time Career Opportunity
for the right person. Bi-lingual a
plus. For an interview, please
call Jim at (863) 763-6500.

Must be horest. nave great
wor; quality, be tleible &
presenlable--occasiQnal nights
& weekends Coniac:l between
8am-5pm to set up interview.
(772) 597-3565 or e-mail


Opportunities 30'
Money Lenders 310.
Thx Preparation 315

Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases ol questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs it
it sounds too good to be
true. chances are that it is.
II 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 Ihe Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, hul occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Tnerelore, if you
call a number oul of your
area, use caution.


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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FOr jii y Ijui ling nerds
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Pressure Washing &
SMinor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic.# 2349 & # .698

417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243

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


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Bookie & Ma'azlnaS3
Building ate 40
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 0.
Chifre._n I#Items *55
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Clotidag 58'
Coins/Staimpse 570
Colleetbles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Suppies 385
Cruise 590
Drapes, LInen. & Fabres 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firebwood 805
Furniture : 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies' 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellanequs -55
Musical Inhtuiments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665.
Services '. 670
Photography 675
Plumbing. Supplies 680
Pooles & Spplies 685
Equipfnent 690
Satellite 6965
Sewing Machines 700. ,
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Televiion/Radio. 7.15-
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Gamies 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

A/C- For Travel Trailer. Dual
Term, '05 120v 1 phase,
1500 BTU Used 1/2 yr
$425 (863i467-6868
A/C UNITS- 3 onr,, Air & neat
$350 (863)674-9907
1-12.000 BTU's & 1-8 000
BTU's w/remote Both new
$400 will sep 863-675-8182
2 5 Ion & 3 ion $700 for
bolh or will separate.

tO$100 1863467-1912

asking $200 lor boin or will
sell separate 18631675-0550
lu'e, black $100 or besi offer.
i8,3)6i7 .7-0010
Good condition. $50.
FRIDGE, GE. Magic Chel glass
lop range, Whirlpool wasn-
er.dryer 2 A/C's, $1200 will
sell sep. 18631467-8723
new condition Beige. ,$125
REFRIGERATOR- good condi-
tion, 4yrs old, white, $200
(239)872-.213, Alva ,FL
STOVE- Electric., ewer model
w.'ovenr, Beige Works good
Hardly used. $175
pool, super capacity, 3yrs
old excellent corjaition $350
(239)872-1213 Alva.FL

STORAGE SHED- 8'x12',Some
storm damage. You haul..
i500 1561)714-9827

like new, asking $700.
(863)467-5756. :.

30'; $100 (863)677-0010
ing fiberglass R-11, 5 rolls,
$25. Or will separate.

Jim Mcls 8 6 0
AGENTm M 863-763-3101

[Sales 0230

SOFA, 90", CHAIR, 41", OTTO-
MAN. 34",'2 end tables,
25".'24" & 2 lamps, $700 or
best offer. (863)467-8494

bination, .22 rifle, S/S w/
ammo and case. $125..


200 amrrp service Cost $700,
used i moritn. Asking $500

TODDLER BED: Pink, While &
Blue, Litlle Tykes House
Shaped headboard w/in.
board $50. (863)467-7295

AVON PRODUCT- big box ol
- older ilems. $50
3-400)- Racing & Comic late
s early 90s Exc. cono. $400
neg. 863-763-8943
STAR WARS: Toys & Col.
leciable's. $100 or nest otter
takes entire collection

XP wih mouse & keyboard
$95 (863)357-6303
98, Just upgraded New CD
Burner, etc. $175.
Printer 6100 Minolta,. us
magicolor, $400

ARMOIRE, Hand Painted,
Cream w/tlowers. Luv it. bul
must sell $850
BED, Twin: Good condition.
No slains. $50. or best otler.
Black w/gray, contemporary
style Lots ol mirrors Nice
$800 neg. 1863)634-7895
BUNK BEDS, Wooden w/buill
in desk & set ol drawers. Very
good condirton. $800.
CHAIRS (4), Dining or game
table, nice oil wilte fabric,
casters, swivel/till w/oak arms
& rim $100 (863)357-3779
CHEST, 3 Drawer, Pine $40
CHINA CABINET. Solid wood,
2 pc w/5 shelves Hand
Made Must see! $650
background., Burgundy &
witre flower Gold Iringe at
1otlom $150 863-763-2756
COUCH, 8 Ft iw/loral design
Very nice & clean' $80.
COUCH, Tan. Very good con-
dition: $125 LeBelle
merit clr & Living roomni set.
$650 Will separate.
DINING SET wilh 4 chairs.
iron and glass $750
(863)467-1020 alter 6prr
Havertys while washed oat.
$350. (863)467-1020 alier
wood. Lighnled & loIs ol
shelves 6 5',6.5' Like new,
$150 Neg (8631467-7838
LIVING ROOM SET, 3-piece, 2
loveseats & 1 chair. Good
condition. $400
FRAME: King Size. $175 or
best offer. (8b3)675-6142
MATTRESS- King Sue, $25

Lamps17. Iou-Bnrblools
i39up. 50-Deik *9"up, 3 PC
Dropleai duiettle 9",
i0l able and 4 hair $i397up.
200-RecUnerN .29-up
'"-2 P: Sola Lo.e- lt r ieL.:
$8"up, 503' EnL Cenler,
$]oTup. 2 Pc Queen Bed Sl
$2't7up 50-IPC bedroom secm
i.6"up, 3P, Li[kngmoom
rabi- .'-up
100-Headboards $79up.
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across -
from Home Depot

RECLINER- Barca Lounger,
Retail $900. Like new. Wood
arms & side. Light tan.
$150. (863)763-0582
ROCKING CHAIR, w.' rmialcring
foolstool. $35 Labelle
ored. $150. (863)946-0749
Like new 6 mo old Cost over
$500. Asking $250.
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $50

I Insurance

wide. 121 60" wide. 1.25 or will
separate 8631763-3901

w,'surrounding diarurnd:.
$500 (863)675-7105 orf
DIAMOND RING. Ladies. Euro-
pean Cul :;0 p'.il t41i whil
cold $165.1] n)eg
t863)357-2233C kee area

ered $100 lor all. will sep
(863)467-0538 s

WHEELCHAIR, Power, with leg
attachment. lool plate, battery
operated w/piugin Great cond
$1200 neg 1863)801.6149

Pac Man & Galahr Sland I.Ip
Machines $1100 will sell
separately. (863)357-2773
CAR HAULER- Hauls up to 4
cars. Needs a.,'les $700
$1000 or will separate lor
parts. (863)983-9908
71 Till dleck Dual tandems,
Holds up 10 18.000 IDS.
$2000 (863)357-3981
$100 or all or w ,ill Sel separ-
ate 1863)697-1168 Oree.

FLUTE, with c:asi E.CePlei
condition. Paid $600. asking
$200 (8631635-3918 Babson

Sminir Corona display dic-
tionary Like new. $50

BICHON FRISE. Male borr,
10/'9/05, purebred w/papers'
Up 10 dale on snois & iag;
$500(863)674-1 574
Rare, sweetly bonded 8
alins Cage/nesling bo. incl
$1200/pair 1863)673-4716
CANARY, beautiful singer
1$55. cage available
CHIHUAHUA- male, CKC reg.
1 yr od10, cocoa color, hse
croke $350 (8631634-0517
CHINCHILLA'S 2.males. 2 fe-
males $300 lor all. will sep
COCKATIELS, 1 male & 1 le-
male Good for breeding $,80
wil separate 1863)63-4-8118
old. Black & Tan,. Male
$200. (8631634-50610
DOG HOUSE, Large, lIglo
sryle $65 (863)357-156u
PIT & KURR Mi, PUPS- all
males, large heads, ready to
go $50i863634-8203
POMERANIAN, Wht. male 3
yrs 8 lbs. no(s current no
papers $125 neg
18631763-8318 or 532-0680)
pair. $'75186"i675-49ji
LaBelle area
PUPPIES. Miniature Da:n,-
nund: paieris on prernie.,,
w.papers, ready to go 6.27,.06
$700 18631634-2479 anytime
PUPPY, Puggle, lemale. nron--
ey tan wi/'lac(i on lace wipi.
pers 6 rris Playvul House
trained $400 i8631634-61b14
$150 eacn 1863)763-2'6f(.
10 good hcme only' t w
liner irained 4 lell 'i
hIendly. 1863)447.0390
CICIHLIDS 1$2000 Will ;.ep-
arale 186:i1467.9621
Adorable snois & vet
checked $475
1863)357-0037 0teechobee
ZEBRA FINCH, (2),. aoe


Farily. I, elr.ds, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliotts Quick Photo
419 W S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
$125, (863)634-6597

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

I Insurance

Type S, in Do. win amp
$'.450 IF,63)6I0-l42l
DEH-P470H Super Tuner.
Retail 1300 Sell $200 nii
Bo.) (863135_-0448
Goodiess Approx8 60. $25.

Sharp, 25", wir, remriie
riedc reprogrammiiTini, i$3.'0
1863) 63-3302
TV, Toshiba, BIG SCREEN 5I
Floor Midel mw renimoie As-
ingl $61.1i 0 r t i :,e oiler


mrrelal norj i r) wporl :ab-
net E.irj blades $125
(863 674-1404 eves.
.500 wan 8 5 rip, 120240
volt. 142 ris $450
HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Dutry
2 Ton w/8" solid steel :ast-
ers & irollevy $.600
Master Slim Jim Kit: Boohs
Rods Shims. Unloci. cars
lruil's or imports flew .300
110ow $100 863b763-3551
noses, culling lorcn & praising
ip, 1$400 18631763-9527
wE.,iensiois & Fence 1$95

w,'peuais Fcr Windows or
DOS computer games. $20

Vacuumsnnamrpooer. includes
all ala:hmentis. $500
6il63|t u5.4473

uppers & lowers, lot garage
use 1863)467-4646
MRE's: Meals Ready To Eat
Buying All -Top Dollar Payed-
u63 610 2265,'863-763-0620
Call Anylimer
ig to ad, Io my collection.
Please call 1to sell coini &
paper money 2.39693-4191
TRAILER, Used 35' lal tied
goosenecki. 8631763-2838 or
' : i-r Pawn '
419WS Park
Ca3l 863- 63-5553


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

llOI lor begriniers. Good lor
Engiish/W iern $14500 or
oesi oier 1772)201-7633
mos. old, very gentle, nil bad
nabits halter & lead broken, all
snols .1001 1863)673-0065
curr coggins shots current,
NOT beggminer'schids horse.
Tralers,';l es i72)201-7633
Bay Color Broke. bul no be-
lnriers 'i.'50. 866 3467-7295
Palamino Paint Gelding 6
years old,'15 hands, used for
trail loaa1 tie; good ride
s "":"i:"ii: i ) l 3,I3|634-'.9314
Fla.en main & tai 8 years old
'1800 l863|467-5726
SORREL IYR.- wh pirt ccoli,
"O'IJ ,i .asrl IOFr Casr" 16 1
riBnd TB I e riurier/iumper
,$1200 t,,2j20t-7633
Welch Pony, 4 yrs Old,. 11
nanos Igh. 31i'o miTirli norse,
28" rnn $1,550.
(2) black, lots of silver. 15"
seat, & 17" seat $1000 will
sep/trade (239)465-1393

Real Estate


MURRAY 21" 5 HP- self pro-
pelled mower, new blade,
synin oil, well maint. Like
new'i,75 ,863)484.0110
asking $150 (863)357-5754
30". 14 hp. runs goco older
model, 1,150 8631467-0085
RIDING MOWER, Allis Craim-
ers. 42" (cJ, 161hp Bolins
cas iron eng., 1.550
42' cut, Good condilon
Needs a slater $1,75
( 863)447-2130
MOWER Wheel Horse. 42"
cul $750 (8631763-3451
SNAPPER- 12 HP Rear engine
Greal snape $550
18631517-2i:i77 Labelle
TroyBill Tiller 8rip. $600. Les-
co SS Pro Fertilizer spreader
1200 Red Max Trimmer $95
Red Max Back Pack Blower
1200. Black Max 80 gal 220
Air Compressor $525 Triple
lawn trailer racks $50

I Lawn & Garde

Property -Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Hobses Sale 10025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State'-
Property Sale .1055
Property Inspeotion1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Prop rty -
Sale "' '' 1.070
Warehouse Splace 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

OKEE.- Remodeled 2br, 1'.
na. 2 Story. Fenced patio Oak
Lake Apartments $91,900
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people

20a DIb wide on lave new
metal roof new carpet
throughout, 1811 above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi. boa31
house willil, fenced rear
yard. lull sprinkler system.
Asking $160.000
2-story on 1.25 acre hign &
dry Viking lot. Fenced, never
lived in. All appliances central
a.c. $155,000 (863)824-2603
or 1.877)511-0624
Okeechobee, 4BR/2.5BA.
CBS, Fixer-upper. 2.500 sQ flt
$115,000 or best other ior
quick closing. (863)801-3155

Investment Properties: 1/1
Park Model Condo, 3/2 CBS
Home. 3 new 1/1i CBS Con-
do's & a new 2/1 CBS Con-
do. PGI 57K $480k for all'
Serious Inquiries Only'

AIR PARK, 50K Unaer Markel
1 ac 2 hangers 4000 runr
way $159K 561-756-4586
or ily0oca@myway.comrr

Treasure Island LOt SE 27in SI
$80,000. Craig Eaton, Realtor.
United Country-Pippin
Properties. 1863)697-0964

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

rt NT

Business Plaeas. 910
Property Pr 15,
Condoa/. '.," 7 ,'

Farm P= 4p r *..'
Rent 925
House -Rent 930
Land Rent "935
Resort Property.'
Rent .- 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955.
Storage Spa8 e -
Rent ., 960

Ulities paid Adullt Commu-
nity No pels Call between 9-4
pm daily 1863)357-2044
N. of OKEE -2 Br. 1 Ba
12 mi, of OkeecnoDee. $575
mo 1st & sec No Pelsi Non
smoking ervi (863)467-1717.
8 30am- 3.30pm or email
vldDi5surlinirienet ire
New, 1/1 @ $750 & 2/1 @
$850. Lease. Reterernces,
PLS. i863i763-5373
2 BR, 2BA, onr, quite St..
Kids 8 peis welcome
$850 mno & $2200 Moves
you in 1561 795-1965
$850 & 18R $i50 lor lease,
No pels or smoking Call

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

$950TiOm plus1s. lasI .&
$500 sec No pels
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba all
appliances, privacy lerice t.
pario $1000 mo. + $1000.
sec. dep. (863)467-1005

CBS 2BR 2BA, W/D, Palo,
Boat Launch, Private Lagoon
on Rim Canal. $1700 mo +
sec. 1 yr lease 561-346-14646
CBS, 2BR/1BA in Primrose RV
Park, Large 'icunen $900/mo.
plus security Uilities included
Duple.' in town, 28R/1BA
$650/mo. No pels,
no smoking Call
(8631357-8303 Lv. message
le $850 mo Call David @
ritchards GMAC Real Esfate.
KINGS BAY, 3br 2ba, Pool,
Tennis courts, W/D, Lawn
serv $1150 mo + 1st, &
Lasi sec dep 863-697-3008
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
iew. tile throughout,
I$1395rrio Ist& sec No pels
Okeechobee, 3BR/1BA com-
pletely renovated, new bath-&
central air. $1400/mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
RIM CANAL, 2BR/1BA avail.
6/10, Fufrilshed, water view,
dock, pool, tennis, no pets.
$999 mo.-+ 1st, last & sec.
Cajl 863634-8757
www okePinlo comV'nitl

OKiEECHOBEE, 12 Acres near
Hwy 441 & 98. montnly renl
$100/acre. Barn Ponds, Well
walei, Fenced 561-798-1960.

West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE BUILDING, for sale or
lease, 1600 sq. ft., availl
now, Call Judy
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
you Iooked for It?

OKEECHOBEE- female pre-
ferred, kids ok, full house
privileges, $450/mo.

Country Garden

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

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

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

Or caH (800) 82-U-BILD
Money Back Guarantee

RIVER ACRES on Kissimee
River, 1 acre w/14x76 MH. At-
tached breeze way and 24x24
CBS Garage. $300,000. or
best offer. 863-763-4067 or

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile iame Parts 2010
Mobile emes Rent 2015
iobile Homes Sate 2020

OKEECHOBEE- lot in NW sec-
lion, close to Seminole Elem
Call 18631697-1168

TRAILER DOOR- good shape,
73A32, $25 (8631357-5754

No pets. 1 year lease required
$650/mo + $1200 sec
Mobile Home, BHR, 2,1, tur-
nished. no pets. $700 mo.
Ist, last & security

WIDE- 3Dr. 20a lully tenced
yard. newer AC carpel &
rool, asking $74.900 or rent
at $750/monthly + depOSit
(863 763-8535
Okeechobee, Otter Creek
Estates. 5BR.,2BA, ohice. lonr
& back porcn. very nice on
1 + acres $150,000 For more
intormatlonr all

Recreation i

Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 305
Motorcycles 3030
Sport VaiclesIAT'Vs 3035

AIR BOAT- asking price
$6000 13' fiberglass laser
null, polymer Dortom, 220
GPU all 6 jugs, shop rebuild,
1863)697-0008 or
AIR BOAT-10', fiberglass null.
65hp Conterienial + 2 -Ul
motors & iub Like iew Wood
prop $3500.863-673-1963
Aluminum Boat, 14'6- long,
25hp mIt, w/irailer. $750
(863 655-0030-

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

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-
LAWN MOWER, Craftsman,
LT 2000, 181/2 hp, 42". Bought
5/05. Used 6 hrs. $900 or golf
carttrade..(863)467-4735 g
.the ground. 2 Tin Bushel Ca-
pacity Bin Composter. Framed.
$300 (863)467-1891
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 20",
with bagger, good condition,

40 gallon, fast recycle. $35.

model, Felt needs to be re-
placed. $150.
CROSSBOW, Barnett com-
mando. $75 (239)246-3549

Aluminum boat trailer made
by Pioneer, will hold up to a
20ft boat, single axle, 14" tires.
$850 (863)763-7609
BOAT, 14 Ft. Alum. Low hrs.,
Late Model, 15 hp Evinrude.
Minkota Trolling w/galv trailer
$1800 firm 863-467.-4992
BOAT, Aluminum, 13 Fi
w oars Greal triape No Irdail-
er $300 of besi oiler
1863 697-8507 aner ppm
:hape' 1500
FISHING BOAT, 14 Fl, Fiber.
glass, Swivel seals. 9.9 Mari-
ner eng. o1n galv raiser $1500
or besl oler 18631763-3551
OUTBOARD, 100hp Jonnson,
real .ood shape $1500 ui
best oiter 18631467-5725
PRO CRAFT 1984, 17 FI, 6 In
w'150 Jorin.orn GT' $2500
Seville Searay. '86. 20', curry
c inn, jm.'tm.'cd 17np
Merc inooard'outboaril
$2495. 863)467-6725

FLAGSTAFF '86, 2311 pop-up,.
cenirtl air and heal. relrigera-
tor, sleeps 6. $4250
Holiday Rambler. '82, 35'
long, endc porch, in very
nice park on canal. $2500 or
Desl ofler. 1863)634-8343
MOTOR HOME: Low miles
New tires Very good condi-
tion $2000 0or Desl'boer
Ft., 2001, Diesel. Freight liner
cnassis, 6 sp d. Allison Irans.
2 SlideoulS. Loaded. Gaiage
kepl. 24,500 mis. $105.000

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fieds and make your
clean iun a hreezel

er. '99. New carpel Fridge &
tires. Very good snape.
$12 000. 18631357-5986

rine 2 way. $125

APRILIA RS50 2003 eng
shaped for a 250 2 stroke.
run & drives e.c $2500:
BMW K75 RT 92- 70K mile-.
paid $3500 asking $2500 lirm
18631634-9620 OKeerarea
" Sporitler Bell "dive 3101 1i
cnrome. big tank & tbig seat
$5000 (772)1485-8103
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked lor it?

OkeecnhobeeNews. Sundav.IJune 4, 2006


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050

ACURA LEGEND '92, 3.21, V6,
5 speed, 4 door, needs some
work. $2500 or best offer.
needs transmission, $250.
Cadillac Deville, '92,
looks/runs good, interior per-
fect, leak in trans. line,
$1200 neg. (309)472-1561
CAMARO Z28- '93, Needs
work, $1800. Or best offer.
CHEVY NOVA '76, Runs good.
Needs minor body work.
$1500 Neg. (239)503-5131
Ask for Ramon, after 5:30pm
Runs great. A/C, Stereo.
$1900. (863)984-5597

DODGE NEON- '98, 4, new
tires. Good condition. Runs
good $1500.
matic, A/C works. Asking
$1500 or best offer.
FLEETWOOD '92- 2dr, SW
edition, new starter/headliner.
Runs, Looks great. $1500.
neg. (772)284-1194
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $250.
(239) 657-4348.
MERCEDES BENZ '99, 4 cyl.,
4.3 L Super.Charge. 5 spd.,
Auto. trans. Fully Loaded. 76K.
$9500 (863)763-4541
NEONS '96- (2) $800 FOR
BOTH (863)983-9908
NISSAN STANZA, '90, needs
transmission, 38k mi. on en-
gine, asking $1000 or best
offer. (863)467-8494
PONTIAC SE 1988, Original
owner. Full power, A/C, $2500
or best offer. (863)697-8507
after 6pm.
TOYOTA CELICA 1987, $700
Runs great. Stick shift. Great
on gas. A/C. Stereo.

Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/Truck. Please call

CHEVY BLAZER- '00- 4x4, AC,
auto, very good cond, $6300
Reduced to $5500 or best
offer, can be seen at E & E
Automotive, 3585 N 441.
FORD F150 '89, Single cab,
runs great. Minor body work
needed. $2:500
FORD F350 '93, 4 door, dual
tanks, long wheel base, excel-
lent condition, everything
works. $7000 (863)467-1180
JEEP CHEROKEE 1990, 4x4,
Auto., 6 cyl., Good condi-
tion. Runs good. Cold A/C.
$2500 (239)340-4866
JEEP CHEROKEE, '86, good
running gear, good motor,
4x4, good buggy $500

F250/350, w/caps 8 lug,
4/set 4x4, almost new,
$350. (863)673-1404 eves.
BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $50
COMM'L TOPPER- w/shelving,
full rear doors, fits 88-98 full
sz. Chevy 8'. Bed great cond.
$800 neg. (772)-370-5709
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
chrome, w/light guards for
'98 Chevy Tahoe & more,
$125 neg. (863)675-0705..

IAtmob ~ile

*--I- I ---

CHEVY '88- 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
sm block, 4spd w/low 1st
gear, $1500 (863)634-5421
DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs
good, needs fuel pump, fi-
berglass work body w/ladder
rack. $300 (863)655-0030.
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spd., 4 cyl., 7K org. mis. Good
tires. Just needs a little TLC.
$1400 neg. (863)675-6142
FORD F150 1979, 4x4, Brand
.new 35" tires, 4 spd. trans.,
351 engine. Runs great $2500
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $900 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.
runs & looks good, $1500.

Runs good, New tires. Front
end damage. $400 or best
offer. (863)697-3008
RIMS, 22" & TIRES, fits late
model Chevy full size, 65%
tread on tires, asking
$1900. (863)634-4376
RIMS, (4) 16" Alum., w/covers
for '99 and up Ford, 8 lug.
$75. (863)763-6216
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $500
neg. (863)697-0328


SATURDAY- JUNE 17th 10 a.m.
Location: 804 NW 2nd St. Okeechobee. FL

4x4, V6, Vortex engine, A/C,
Great shape. $2800.
Runs good. Cold A/C.
$2500. 863-634-0512 or
Limited. $2500

4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex-
tra heavy duty, elec brakes
TRAILER, For motorcycle or 4
wheeler, lowrider. $300

165K mls., FM/CD. Looks
great. Runs a-little rough. Ask-
ing $1800 (863)467-1000
VAN, TV, VCR, Play Station,
Captains Seats, A/C. Good
cond. $2400 (863)634-8854
FORD VAN 1500- $350.
ER SE 1996, 7 Pass. Mini Van.
114K; New tires. Very good
cond. FM/Cass. NA/C, P/W, V6,
C/C, Tilt. Silver w/grey int.
$3450. (863)675-4212

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Tips offered for a trouble-free move

school is out in Florida, the
prime season for moving has
begun, and a little care can go a
long way in making a move go
smoothly, according to Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson. .
"Putting your treasured family\
belongings in the care of a mov-

ing company can be a difficult
and expensive task," Bronson
said. "But by getting a few esti-
mates, checking out the compa-
nies and understanding your
rights in the transaction, the
odds that you'll have a trouble-
free move increase significantly."
Under state law, all intrastate
moving companies must be reg-
istered with Bronson's Division

of Consumer Services. Con-
sumers are encouraged to call
the toll-free hotline at 1-800-
HELPFLA (1-800-435-7352) to
check the registration and com-
plaint histories of the company
or companies being considered.
. Interstate moves those
involving moves from Florida to
another state, or from another
slate to Florida are exempt

from state law and are overseen
by the U.S. Department of Trans-
portation's Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration, which
can be reached at 1-888-368-
Among safeguards embodied
in the law governing intrastate
moves are:
All such movers must be
Companies are required to
carry a minimum of $10,000 in
insurance to cover any damage
to the furniture and other fami-
lies' belongings that they are
Moving companies are
required to provide a written
estimate of the total cost of the
move before a contract with the
consumer is signed, and it is a
third-degree felony for compa-
nies to withhold a consumer's
household goods provided that
the price called for in the esti-
mate is paid.
Additional information on
intrastate moving can be
accessed on the Division of Con-
sumer Services web site at

Community Events

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

Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and
over. Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.

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

Annual event

Dale Barrett (extreme left) and Brad Teany (extreme right) presented the Bob Teany
Memorial scholarships to (left to right) Lynsey Wright, Ashley Childers, Whitney Holmes,
Travis Conrad, Brittany Sumbler, Jael Medina-Carrion and Megan Rodriguez during the
annual Okeechobee High School Scholarship Night presentations.


Creative Writing Scholarship

Betty Chandler Williamson (center) presented the Betty Chandler Williamson Creative
Writing scholarship to Anna Gilliand (left) and Sylvia Robinson (right) during the annu-
al Scholarship Night presentations at Okeechobee High School.







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Community Events

Free memory loss screenings offered
The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will offer free
memory loss screenings on Friday, June 23, from 11 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. CallJ.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.

Raulerson Hospital seminar slated
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 N. Highway 441, will host "A Medical Hur-
ricane Preparedness" seminar, Friday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the
north dining room This session will take the place of the "Dine with the
Doctor" series for June, in preparation for hurricane season. Dinner
service will be at 5:p.m. Please RSVP (863) 824-2702 Public Relations.

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.

Basinger Baptist Church plans VBS
First Baptist Church of.Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N. are hosting their
Vacation Bible School this year from July 24 -July 28 from 6 p.m. until 9
p.m. The theme for this year, is "Artic Edge." Children in grades 1-12
are invited. For information call (863) 763-0437.

Headstart offers free program
The Economic Opportunities Council of Indiali River and Okee-
chobee Counties is accepting applications for Head Start and Volun-
tary Pre-Kindergarten program. On going recruitment will be held at
1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. Parents must provide a birth certificate, social
security number, proof of family income, and Florida residency. Call
the Northside Head Start office at (863) 357-8677 or (863) 357-2242 for
an appointment and additional information.

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

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc.'a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests,
peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m..
on Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set an
appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

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 educatiorn/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 5:30 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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Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will
be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet.
For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee
County Library at (863) 763-3536.

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes are
currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday,
from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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