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Vol. 97 No. 157 Tuesday, June 6, 2006 504. Plus tax


A note from
the Chamber
A company posing as the
Okeechobee County Chamber
of Commerce is making phone
calls and asking businesses that
they renew their advertising on
the Chamber map or 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 theiChamber
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. 15Awill be closed
for the same reason.

Pool closed
The pool at the Sports Com-
plex has been closed since
Thursday due to problen-is 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 canceled and will
be rescheduled when the pool
is operational.


Talk toyourkids
about drug abuse
S Working in the drug addic-
tion treatment and preven-
tion field :for the last few
decades, professionals with
the Narconon 'Drug Reha-
bilitation and Education Pro-
gram have heard or seen just
about everything imaginable
when it comes to drug abuse
and the related lifestyle. From
hideous crimes that strip peo-
pie of their dignity and fami-
lies of loved ones to stories of
personal loss beyond the
level of comprehension for
most people..

Drought Index
Current: 569
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None
Lake levels

12.61 feet

Lake level
LastYear: &'
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South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
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Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion ...........4
Speak Out . . . . .4
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Volunteers from R.O.A.D. (Recovering Okeechobee After Disaster), left to right, Lynn
Krattiger, Christina Santibanez, and Julie Wazinek, were on hand at the Okeechobee
County Sports Complex on Friday, June 2, for Okeechobee First Responders/Good
Neighbor Day sponsored by Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People in Emergencies).
Project H.O.P.E. honored fire firefighters, law enforcement officials, animal control per-
sonnel and emergency management for their contributions and tireless efforts during
the 2005 hurricane season. The mission of Project HOPE is to assist survivors in the
recovery process. The mission of R.O.A.D. is to address the needs of Okeechobee res-
idents in preparation for and in response to emergencies and disasters.

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County faces

varied agenda

ByPete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-'
ers will face a variety of issues'
at their biweekly meeting on
Thursday, June 8.
The board will consider
several hurricane related
items and will conduct two
public hearings for changes in
cormmissioners will con-
sider-fhe.most recentproposal
submitted by Architect Design
Group for design and con-
struction services related to
the proposed emergency
operations and communica-

tions center. If the proposal is
approved, the Okeechobee
County "Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) communications
would be moved to the new
building. The total cost of pro-
fessional services under this
contract is $492,322.73.
The Florida Department of
Community Affairs could
award Okeechobee. County
up to $1;535,548 in Communi-
ty Development Block Grant
(CDBG'i iunds to be applied to
disaster relief from Hurricane
Wilma. The county will be
required to formulate a draft
See Agenda-Page 2

Council to hold

public hearing

on alley closing

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
City of Okeechobee coun-
cil members are slated to hold
a public hearing on an alley
closing application, consider a
-rezoning petition and change
dates on a temporary street
closing application at their
meeting Tuesday, June 6.
The first reading of Ordi-

nance No. 950 regarding an
alley closing application from
Brad Goodbread was
approved by the council at
their May 2 meeting and the
final public hearing is Tues-
day. Mr. Goodbread wishes to
close the east-west alley
between Northeast 11th Street
See Council -Page 2

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Kayla Hardin took a few minutes to catch her breath prior
to graduating from Okeechobee High School last Tuesday
night. The class of 2006 graduated 314 students during
the ceremony held at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center.

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Woman facing drug

possession charges

A 38-year-old Okeechobee
woman has been arrested on
drug charges by the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task
Force and
booked into
the Okee-
chobee Coun-
ty Jail.
Carter, N.E.
13th Ave., was
charged with
the felonies of Corinna
possession of Carter
cocaine and
possession of hydrocodone. She
is also facing a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug para-
phernalia. Her bond has been set
According to arrest affidavit
information from the Okee-

chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), the task force and the
OCSO's Special Response Tern
entered the apartment where
Carter lives and executed a search
warrant on Friday, June 2. During
the search of the one-room apart-
ment a device supposedly used to
smoke crack cocaine was found,
and approximately .2 grams of
suspected crack cocaine was
found in a sock that Carter was
wearing, stated the affidavit.
The task force also found a.cig-
arette package that contained
nine pills that were later identified
as hydrocodone with Tylenol,
continued the affidavit.
The report goes on to state that
the officers also found a spoon
with a visible residue, another
smoking device and a hypoder-
mic needle.

Community Events

Hospital plans hurricane seminar
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S 441 N., will host A Medical Hurri-
cane 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 Doc-
tor series for June. Dinner service will be at 5 p.m. Please RSVP to
(863) 824-2702.
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
Holiday Irin Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each morn-
ing; a $50 dinner gift certificate; and, two movie tickets for the Brah-
man Theater 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
The First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N., is hosting a
vacation Bible school July 24 -Jul 28 from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme
for this year is Artic Edge. Children in grades one through 12 are inilt-
ed. For information. call (863) 763-0437.
Headstart offers free program
The Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River and Okee-
chobee counties is accepting applications for the'Head Start and Vol-
untary Pre-Kindergarten program. Ongoing recruitment will be held
at 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. Parents must provide a birth certificate,
Social Security ntimber, proof of family income and Florida residen-
cy. 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.
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Can-
cer 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 sur-
vivor or would like to be a team leader or-volunteer, contact Pattie
Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.
Salvation Army offers financial help
If you are in a financial bind due to a crisis, call the Salvation Army
Okeechobee Service Unit offloe 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, prescnp-
tions and other necessities of life. Appointments are on the first four
Thursday of each month, from 1:30 until 4 p.m.
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of [he community to be
part ofa committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade.
To become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (863)

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and Northeast V12th Street and
North Parrott Avenue and North-
east Third Avenue.
The city engineering depart-
ment opposes abandoning the
alley because of the potential for
future drainage problems near
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Council members will vote
on approving on first reading
proposed Ordinance No. 951
and setting June 20 as a final
public hearing, date regardingsa
rezoning petition. Muhammad
and ,Shahnaz Nooruddin, prop-
erty owners, wish to rezone lots
17 and 18 of block 15, in the 100
block of Northeast 12th Street,
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cial zoning district.
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office is asking to
change the date of a temporary
street closing from June 10 to
July 8 for the annual safety exhi-
Other business items include:
Okeechobee Main Street
quarterly update;
consider an agreement for
professional services for design
and permitting, previously
awarded to LBFH, Inc., pertain-
ing to the Commerce Center;
and, ,
consider the employment
agreement for Brian W'hitehall,
city administrator.
The Okeechobee City Council
will meet at 6 p.m. in their cham-
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Survey will help with stormwater plan
OKEECHOBEE The City of Okeechobee and Okeechobee
County are jointly involved in preparing a stormwater master plan to
deal with the overall drainage situation in the county, and they need
your help.
Residents are being asked to fill out a simple six-question form
describing drainage problems with which they are familiar. Addi-
tional comments can be added.
The forms can be picked up at Okeechobee City Hall, 55 S.E.
Third Ave.; the Okeechobee County Annex, 499 N. W. Fifth Ave.;
and, the South Florida Water Management District, Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center at 205 N. Parrott Ave., Suite 201.
Completed forms can be returned to the above locations or e-
mailed to The deadline for submission
of forms is June 15.

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

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household income is at or below the following lev-
els: one person in the household $24,000; two persons -
$27,650; three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five per-
sons $37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons $42,850;
and, eight persons-- $45,500.
Interviews for applications for this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez
at (863) -1.7-5525 Tlhe Okeechobee Non-Profit.Housing Inc. office is
open9a m urnuil p.m., Monday through Friday.

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plan for use of these funds.
Commissioners are scheduled to
provide direction to staff on for-
mulation of this plan and pro-
ceed with applying for 2005 hur-
ricane CDBG funding.
One possible policy could be
a voluntary buyout of homes
flooded during the 2005 hurri-
cane. Commissioners could also
consider using part of the funds
for drainage a topic receiving
considerable interest recently.
The board will conduct a
public hearing to consider adop-
tion of an ordinance establishing
\a procedure for registered sexu-
al predators and registered sexu-
al offenders at temporary emer-
gency shelters. The proposed
ordinance would provide for
sexual predators and sexual
offenders to be housed at a sep-
arate shelter or in a specific loca-
tion within a shelter.
In connection with that ordi-
nance, commissioners will con-
sider a resolution authorizing
signs to be placed at the
entrance, exit and prominent
places within a shelter informing
sexual .offenders and sexual

predators of the requirements of
the ordinance.
Turing to zoning matters,
commissioners will consider the
request of Salina Holdings, Inc,
for a change in zoning from resi-
dential single family to residen-
tial general for S.E. 68th Drive
property. The owners have
requested this zoning change to
allow for construction of a
The -other zoning change
request is from Gary Fowler. Mr.
Fowler has requested a change
in zoning from residential mixed
to heavy commercial for his S.R.
70 E. property. If approved, this
zoning change would allow for
the operation of a sign shop on
the property.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
schedule a public hearing
on abandoning a portion of
N.W. 141st Street right-of-way;
schedule a public hearing
on abandoning a portion of 39th
Boulevard right-of-way;
schedule a public hearing
to abandon a right-of-way in
Okeechobee Gardens subdivi-
authorize a 40-hour-per-
week data entry position for sen-
ior services and authorize up to

two months for the current date
entry position to remain to train
the new person;
award a contract for re-
roofing of the swimming pool
bathhouse, pavilion and pump
receive information and
costs concerning the elimination
of water penetration into the
OCSO building;
discuss vehicular traffic,
pedestrian access, use fees and
other matters related to Scott
Driver Park;
appoint three commission-
ers to serve on the 2006 value
adjustment board with one of
those appointees to serve as
proclaim June 8 to be a day
of celebration in recognition of
Royal Concrete Concepts
consider final plat approval
for the proposed six-lot Vander-
hoff Subdivision replat located
on the Rim Canal on U.S. 441
S.E. near County Route 15-B;
request renewal of grant
matching funds for the county's
partnerhsip with Florida's Heart-
land Region Economic Develop-
ment Incentive and Florida's
Freshwater Frontier.


An error appeared in an
article on the front page of the
Saturday, June 3, edition of the
Okeechobee News under the
headline "Stormwater solu-
tions sought." The article
incorrectly reported that
"Okeechobee County and the
City of Okeechobee have con-
tracted with the engineering
firm of Craig A. Smith to for-
mulate a stormwater master
plan to deal with the overall
drainage situation in the coun-
ty." Actually, the City of Okee-
chobee did not contract with
Craig A. Smith. The contract is
between Okeechobee Coun-
ty, the South Florida Water
Management District, and
Craig A. Smith. We apologize
for any inconvenience caused
by this error.

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Gov. Bush signs student financial assistance bill into law

Jeb Bush signed into law House
Bill 795, which creates the First
Generation Matching Grant Pro-
gram and appropriates $6.5 mil-
lion for state universities for the
program. Under HB 795, the
state will provide matching funds
to state universities and commu-
nity colleges to provide scholar-
ships to students who are the first
in their family to attend college
and earn a bachelor's degree.
Additionally, HB 1237 which was
signed into law earlier this week
provides $5 million for commu-
nity colleges for the program.
"I thank the members of the
Legislature for working with us
to ensure students are able to
pursue a college education and
overcome financial obstacles.
They will now have an opportu-
nity to pursue their dreams of a
higher education," said Gover-.
nor Bush. "I am proud Florida
continues to increase accessibili-
ty to all students, and provides
the necessary resources to open
the, doors of our higher educa-

tion institutions."
The measure provides $6.5
million to create the First Genera-
tion Matching Grant Program,
which will be awarded to Florida
residents who enroll in a state
university; have financial need
and whose parents did not earn a
bachelor's degree. Modeled after
a program created at the Univer-
sity of Florida, this scholarship
will lessen the financial burden
for low-income families across
the state.
"The Governor's action today
is a gigantic step towards provid-
ing what Florida needs to make
our universities more accessible
and affordable to the poor and
underrepresented in the state,"
said Senator Al Lawson, Talla-
hassee. "The creation .of this
new scholarship for qualified
students, enhanced by support
programs to assist students still
in middle and high schools to
prepare them for college-level
work, will change lives in the come and open doors
for traditionally underrepresent-

ed students seeking an educa-
tion in Florida."
Last year, Governor Bush met
with members of Florida A&M
University's (FAMU) Student
Government Association to dis-
cuss ways to improve accessibili-
ty to the State's colleges and uni-
versities. As a result of those
discussions, Governor Bush cre-
ated, by executive order, the
Access and Diversity Commis-
sion. The 17-member commis-
sion worked with the Board of
Governors to evaluate the issues
surrounding minority enrollment
and advocate for "These grants
will open the door of opportunity
for many young citizens of this
state who are good and deserv-
ing students but who need finan-
cial assistance to pursue a col-
lege degree," said Access and
Diversity Commission Chair
Sheila McDevitt.
In addition to the First Genera-
tion Matching Grant Program,
Governor Bush recently signed
Florida's 2006-2007 fiscal year
budget which allocates signifi-

cant state funding for the follow-
ing programs under the Access
and Diversity Initiative:
$3.4 million, an increase of
$200,000, for the College. Reach
Out Program.
$8 million, an increase of $2
million, for the Stanley Tate Pro-
ject STARS program which pro-
vides prepaid scholarships to at-
risk youth.
$2.8 million, an increase of
$700,000, to provide scholar-
ships for minority community
college graduates who enroll in a
university teacher education pro-
$1.8 million, an increase of
$500,000,.to help provide fellow-
ships of up to $17,000 to Hispan-
ic students through the McKnight
Doctoral Fellowship Program.
$12.1 million for Florida's
Historically Black Colleges and
Universities. Since 1999, Florida
has increased funding for HBCU
institutions by 158 percent.
"It is my honor to sponsor this
historic piece of legislation," said
representative, Anitere Flores.

Talk to your kids about drug and alcohol abuse

Working in the drug addic-
tion treatment and prevention
field for the last few decades,
professionals with the Nar-
conon Drug Rehabilitation
and Education Program have
heard .orseen just about every-
thing imaginable when it comes
to drug abuse and the related
lifestyle. From hideous crimes
that strip people of their dignity
and families of loved ones to sto-
ries of personal loss beyond the
level of comprehension for most
After a while you learn not to
be shocked .anymore while
maintaining your ability to be
empathetic. The intent certainly
is not to become calloused, but
to be a stable,, positive influence

on those you're trying to help
regain their personal integrity
and responsibility to lead a
healthy and productive life that
contributes to society once
If there is a particular sce-
nario that's the most difficult to
deal with, it is when young kids
are exposed to drugs. There are
countless stories of children
being hurt because of their par-
ents' or siblings' drug use, from
leading a life of poverty or a bro-
ken home to exposure to the
hazardous chemicals used to
manufacture methampheta-
It was just last year when two
sixth grade students in Louisiana
were arrested for possession of

marijuana and six other students
were involved in some way or
another. Also, two sisters in ele-
mentary school in Oklahoma
were caught bringing drugs to
classmates, acting as runners for
their older brothers, and admit-
ted to smoking marijuana at
home on a regular basis.
In the same town a third
grade girl brought a Narconon
Arrowhead drug prevention spe-
cialist a picture that she drew of
a pipe and other drug parapher-
nalia. When asked where she
saw these items she replied with
great fear in her eyes, "at home."
For a moment there was loss for
words. It is absolutely heart-
Education and prevention

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Grad trio
Matt Kelly (left), Rashad Kelly (center) and Jasmine Kenty (right) graduated from Okee-
chobee High School at the Agri-Civic Center on Tuesday evening, May 30.There were 314
graduates in the class of 2006 that received their diplomas Tuesday night.

efforts must start at earlier ages
and must start at home. Our chil-
dren need to know everything
about drugs and the damage
they cause, and this can be done
without building their curiosity
or using scare tactics. Simple
communication with the truth. is
what works.
Our civilization is.,plagued
with. drugs, from mind-altering,
painkilling or amphetamine pre-
scription drugs, to illicit street
drugs that were once considered
safe as well. The legal drug
industry markets to our children
well before most of us are aware
of it with cute commercials and
symbols of health, regardless of
what the side-effects might be.
We must counter these efforts
and those of the illegal drug
pushers with the truth.
Narconon Arrowhead works
with kids, parents, ministers,
counselors, teachers and any-
one else in an effort to keep our
kids off of drugs. While the pro-
gram includes a very.successful
rehabilitation center based on,
the research and developments
of American author and humani-
tarian L Ron Hubbard, the pro-
fessionals there would much
rather not have to see those kids
in the future going through treat-
m ent.:-'. :- ; '*."-.
* .Narconon .-' Arrowhead
reminds you that summertime
can be adventurous for kids
while they're out of school and
is also a time when many kids
become exposed to drugs for
the first time. Take the time to
speak to your kids about drug
and alcohol abuse, and let's
make a better society for all.
For more information or help,
contact Narconori Arrowhead
today at 1-800-468-6933 or visit Free
downloadable drug information
is also available at www.nar- Act
now before it's too late.


William Blake
William Blake Hammons, age
59, of Okeechobee, died on Fri-
day, May 26, 2006 at Lawnwood
Regional Medical Center in Fort
Pierce. Born May 19, 1947 in
Waco, Texas, formerly of Fort
Lauderdale, Mr. Hammons
moved to Okeechobee two years
ago. He was a member of the First
Baptist Church and the VFW Post
10539. He 'enjoyed fishing as a
He is.survived by his wife of 40
years, Kay Hammons of Okee-
chobee; son, Blake (Shaun) Ham-
mons of Palm Beach Gardens;
daughter, Laura Hammons of
Dallas, Texas; sisters, Nelda
Cathey (Harve) of Dallas, Texas
and Sandra Hutins (Dean) of
Waco, Texas; mother Jimmie
Frances of Waco, Texas; brothers,
Lloyd Hammons of Waco, Texas,
and Steve Hammons (Cheryl) of
Dallas, Texas. In addition, he is
survived by grandchildren Hunter

and Holden Hammons of Palm
Beach Gardens.
A memorial service will be
held on Saturday, June 10, 2006 at
2 p.m. at the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel, 110 N.E. Fifth St.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care' of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Jeffrey Lynn Mattix
Jeffrey Lynn Mattix, age 50, of
Okeechobee, died on Saturday,
June 3, 2006. Mr. Mattix was born
Jan. 21 1956 in Mt. Gield, Ohio, to
Richard and Martha Mattix.
Before moving to Okeechobee he
resided in Richland, N.C. He
proudly served our country in the
United States Marine Corps. Mr.
Mattix was a service technician at
Eddie Accardi Dodge-Jeep-
Chrysler of Okeechobee. Jeff
loved the outdoors. His favorite
hobbies were fishing and drag
Jeff leaves to cherish his metn-
pry his devoted wife, Emma Mat-
tix; parents, Richard T. and

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Memorial services %will be held
2 pam. Wednesday, June 7, 2006
at Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Another memorial service will be
held on Saturday, June 10, at First
Church of God, 921 Woodrow
Ave. Marion, Ohio.
Those unable to attend the
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"These scholarships will help
thousands of students realize
their dreams of being able to say
'when' I go to college instead of
'if' I go to college."
During the last seven years,
Florida has seen steady growth in
minority enrollment in the State
University System. Hispanic stu-
dent enrollment has increased by
49.4 percent from 30,792 to
46,002, and African-American
student enrollment has increased
nearly 28 percent from 31,413 to
"This bill, along with the com-
mission it forms, will provide
needed opportunities for minori-
ties in higher education. The
Access & Diversity Commission
will provide keys to thousands of

children knocking at the doors of
higher education in our state,"
said Florida A&M University Stu-
dent Government Association
President Phillip Agnew.
Joining Governor Bush for
today's bill signing were Senator
Al Lawson, Board of Governors
member and Access and Diversi-
ty Commission Chair Sheila
McDevitt, Access and Diversity
Commission member Keneshia
Grant, FAMU SGA President
Phillip Agnew and members of
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Arrest Log

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
Anna Renee Dunson, 19, of
Northwest Seventh Avenue in
Okeechobee was arrested on May
31 and charged with two counts of
violation of probation possession
of cocaine, violation of probation -
possession of a controlled sub-
stance and violation of probation -
possession of oxycodone. No bond
was set.
Pastor Garcia, 33, of Northeast
Seventh Street in Okeechobee was
arrested on May 31 and charged
with driving while license suspend-
ed habitual offender. Bond was set
at $2,500.
Jamie Lea Hewitt, 26, of
Northwest 30th Avenue in Okee-
chobee was arrested on May 31-
and charged %ith violation of pro-
bation grand theft, violation of
probation battery and violation of
probation trespass. No bond was

Emory Mitchell, 16, of Tampa
was arrested on June 1 and
charged with battery on detention
commitment facility staff. Bond
was set at $5,000.
Shiaun Eric Almodovar, 26, of
Northwest Seventh Avenue in
Okeechobee was arrested on May
31 and charged with violation of
probation possession of cocaine
with intent to sell, violation of pro-
bation possession of a controlled
substance and violation of proba-
tion possession of cocaine. No
bond was set.
Elizabeth Grace Dooley, 21, of
Southeast Fifth Street in Okee-
chobee was arrested on June 1 and
charged with possession of a con-
trolled substance (valium), posses-
sionof a controlled substance (oxy-
codone) and possession of a
controlled substance. (Soma).
Bond was set at $7,500.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
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found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped, is
welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
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Your Heavenly Home!

Florence Saunders

On March 10, our dear friend and neighbor passed from
Life-limited to life-eternal, at the home of her daughter-in-
law, Judy Marsh, in Jeffersonville, Indiana. She was a long
time resident of Okeechobee and had resided at the Big
'O' Resort since the early 80's. Her friends at Big 'O' will
miss her greatly. She was always the "life" of the party k
and.loved to dance. Born in Louisville, Ky., she
arrived the southern humor with her every day of her lifeJ
brightening the lives of others and bringing joy to all
those who knew her. She was a caretaker, her last patient ,
was Mrs. Freda Hamrick for ten years. She will be
remembered as a faithful sister-in-Christ by the "family"
of St. Theresa of the Child, Jesus. She was one of the
wounding members in 1992. We miss her! But Christians
never say "Goodbye" just, "See ou later!"

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VETERANS PARK: The Veterans Park looked very nice and dean. I do
believe that we need to give a big hand of thank you to those American
Le-ion members who gave up their Sunday to dean the park. By that I
rn ian cut the grass, weed eat and mulch around the plants. Thank you
Ar, erican Legion members.

BIG BROTHER: How far are we willing to let big brother go? On the
agenda is the constitutional amendment to limit who can marry whom?
What's next? Whether or not a person can have breast implants or
whetheryou are permitted to use birth control.

ILL-GOTTEN GAINS: About the "DaVinci Code," to Ron Brown who
sta ted all this with his book and making a lot of money off of falsities of
our religion: shame on you for ill-gotten gains.

MARKER: We read your article about the marker in front of the Old
Habits Restaurant. Number one. Old Habits doesn't own the land. We do
the Daniels family. Secondly, we have had the marker there 12 years,
which was covered in dirt and vines, which nobody cared about and we
cleaned it up not the town, no one else. Thirdly, that is where the
garbage people want to pick up the garbage and the mail people want to
pick up Lhe mail it's the most convenient place and nobody has looked
at'ier marker in l2 years. :

STORMWATER: About the stormwater in Okeechobee, in the early
when I %\ent to school the teachers explained to us that water does
io.i run up hill and it is not absorbed in the roof tops, driveways or asphalt
r ..Js if our people that are approving these projects could have gone to
i;. school and the builders cared at all, they would know that There is
r .tI i ing you can do with water. It has to go somewhere. They should
S:, e the homeowners aware that they are buying houses in swamps
tihe water cannot go anywhere until it evaporates.

HURRICANES: With all the hurricane news we are watching I think
-1 yone in Okeechobee liMing in mobile homes need to pray to Jesus
I :a '\t aie spared this year in Okeechobee County.

PRAYER: About the hurricanes, the dike and all the news we have
lI.: '. aitc hl-ing lately: I believe that most people suffered enough in 2004
I liat ing lost our homes to Frances and Jeanne. This hurricane season, I
L. Ii'. e Lhat et eryone needs to say a little prayer that we will be spared this

DEBRIS: We live in Glades County and have called several times to the
-codi board about piles of debris on Lakeside west when people move.
'.-trijJes of the mess were taken to the code board. With the hurricane
.-...i her U-is .ear, these items can be missiles and endanger people and

PERKS: E\ern body needs to quit worrying about this immigration
p.,.:iblem: if %\e wait long enough the Caucasians will be the minority
:r,:,up and \e will get all the perks.

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Community Events

Church hosting Bible adventure
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 412 N.W. Sixth St., will
h:icid its Bible times village adventure June 25 through June 29
from 6 until S p.m To register your family for this adventure, call
S:3- I 3 57 :6 .0.

Free HIV testing offered
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. will be offering free,
i .-hdential, Hi\ testing on Tuesday, June 27, at Lakeshore
',,-dical, 3.8 N.\. Fifth Ave. For information, call Rachel at
L i.esriorte Pediatrics, 1100 N. Parrott Ave., (863) 763-7491; or at
Eima it the Lakeshore Annex, 103 N.E. 19th Drive, (863) 763-

Class of'77 plans reunion
The Class of 1977 is planning their 30-year class reunion. A
riietir, is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, at R.J. Gators, 1102
'.V 14th 1S at 6 p.m. If you are a class of 1977 alumni or know
:I air, classmates, please attend this meeting. For information C(ndi Bennett Hortman at (863) 697-9817, Karen
'' illirarrnson Larson at i863l 763-5101 or Toni Bennett Doyle at
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Letter to the Editor

Senate Bill 450
All honest Democrat voters
must take note of this very
important fact: Senator Hillary
Clinton, the Democrat frontrun-
ner, isn't confident she can win
the White House on a level play-

ing field so she is trying to tilt it in
her favor.
Sen. Clinton's introduced
Senate Bill 450 to allow all con-
victed felons including murder-
ers, rapists, drug dealers, child
abusers and even those on death
row awaiting execution the right

Upcoming Events

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 pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 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. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Leam types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how to see
your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Registra-
tion is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for informa-
tion. 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 information, 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 information, 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 meeting. For infor-
mation, 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 becoming a member is
welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)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 meeis every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
HospiceBuilding, 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 information, contact Dr. Edward
Douglas at (863) 763-4320.. .
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets
in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from
5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meet-
ing from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirdean Graham as the facilitator. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2893.'
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
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 interest-
ed in working towards the betterment of our community. For information, call
Margaret Bowers at (863)763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
200 N.W. Second St. Its 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-
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

A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI' (Intema-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military informa-
tion available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at
the Golden. Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20 plus tip
for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, call
Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlln' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next camp-
ing site.
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 wel-
come. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meel from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for informa-
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.,
in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/GED and English as a second language
classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
from 7 until 9 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome. The
group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings are
held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of Diane
and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For information, call
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111
S; ParrottAvenue. For information call Melissa Arnold at (863) 610-2280.

Community Events

Realtors host benefit links tourney
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will host their annual
golf tournament on Saturday, June 24, at 8 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Okeechobee High
School Scholarship Fund and Habitat for Humanity. The Board of
Realtors is looking for teams, sponsors and anyone interested in
donating a door prize. Call J.D. Mixon for details at (863) 763-0999.
Reunion planned for '0s classes

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

to vote for her.
Preventing criminals from
voting in elections has been a
part of the democratic voting
process going as far back as
ancient Greece and Rome. In our
United States, this was contin-
ued in the important 14th

Amendment passed shortly
after America's Civil War that
specifically gave states the right
to take away the voting rights of
Shame on Hillary Clinton and
those who co-sponsored SB 450.
Bill Stegkemper

Community Events

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

'DaVinci Code' discussion planned
A discussion on the "DaVinci Code" will be held at the Okee-
chobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on June 6,13,20 and 27 at
6:30 p.m. For information, call the 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 12-16; June 19-23; and, June
26-30. The cost is $100 per camper, and campers should provide
their own snacks and lunch. For information, contact Sue Arnold at
(863) 763-4630.

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

Children's Council will meet
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, June 8,. at 5
p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County School
Board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.

Local airboat group to meet
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its monthly
meeting on Thursday, June 8, at 6 p.m. at the Pier II meeting room,
.2200 U.S. 441 S.E. Plans are being made for Labor Day, summer fun
and legislative activity. All members are encouraged to attend.

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 proceedsbene-
fit 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. 23rd Lane, will hold
a yard sale Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the PLC Fel-
lowship Hall.

Mr. & Miss Firecracker pageant planned.
The Okeechobee County Fire Rescue .volunteers will sponsor
their annual Mr. and Miss Firecrackerbe a eant.on,Saturday,
June 17, at the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall, 2800 U.S. 441
N. This contest is open to Okeechobee residents only. The deadline
to enter is Sunday June I 1, at 5 p.m. Applications can be picked up at
Kids Corner. Outpost, Bridgette Waldau Studio Graphic Design, Car-
olyn's Coiflures and the Okeechobee County Chamber of Com-
merce. For information, contact coordinators Donnie Arnold at
(863) 634-6464 or Darlene Stokes at (863) 763-3430.
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 nurs-
ery will be provided for helpers and those taking part in the adult class.
Dinner will also be provided. For information, call (863) 763-4021.

Hurricane awareness meeting slated
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 will include representatives of Project Hope, American Red
Cross and Glades County Emergency Management. The meeting is
open to the public. For information, call Bonnie Shop at (863) 467-
1253 or (863) 467-5424.

Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Saturday,
June 17; at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The tournament
will get underway at 8 a.m. Tournament format will be a four-person
scramble, make your own team. The entry fee will include green
fees, prizes and a barbecue. Proceeds from the tournament will help
defray medical expenses incurred by Mr. Allison. For information or
to enter, call (863) 763-1921, ext. 11. The deadline for paid entries is
Saturday, June 10.

Lake Denton Camp dates slated
Summer camp is back at Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park. Camp
for grades 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.W32nd St., will host their Vaca-
tion Bible School June 19-23 from 6 until 9 p.m. This year's topic is
Artic Edge, Where Adventure Meets Courage. Classes will be from
age 3 to adult. A class for the deaf will also be available. Child care for
2 and under will be provided for parents attending VBS. A kick-off
event is scheduled for June 17 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. Registration
forms may be downloaded at, or picked
up at the church office. For information, call (863) 763-1699.
Book discussion group to meet
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group will meet Thurs-
day, June 22, at 7 p.m. The book to be read and discussed is "Persua-
sion" by Jane Austen. This will be the last meeting for the season.
The next meeting will be in September. The library is located at 206
S.W Second St. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Free memory loss screenings offered
The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park SL, will offer free
memory loss screenings on Friday, June 23, from 11 am. until 2:30
p.m. Appointments are needed. To schedule an appointment, call
Donna Trueat 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
information, call April Selph at (863) 447-1141.

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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 Warner football and cheer-
leading sign-ups ill take place at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
on June 10, June 24, July I and July
15 Iron- 10a.m. until 2 p.m.
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring the
child's last report card, a current
year physical from your doctor and
a copy of the child's birth certificate.
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863) 634-
3482 or Albion Crowell at (863)
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 earl\ registration. You may
pick up a registration form in the
O.H.S. main office or call Coach
SMay at 1.8631 634-5836.
Oakliew Baptist
sponsors Sports Camp
Oakxview Baptist Church will
sponsor a Sports Camp from July
S' 10 through 14 at the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus. There will be
two separate sessions. The first ses-
sionwiill be from 9 until 11:30a.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
Summer play camp,
registrations slated
Sign-ups for the Okeechobee
County Parks 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.WV. 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 Ciic Cen-
ter and Central Elementary School.
The regular camp fee is $50 per
week, per participant, plus fees lfor
field trips and special acLtivities. Spe-
cial rates have been set at $25 per
week for a child on the reduced
school lunch program, and $110 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-
if' 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 additional fee of
$ 10 perweek, per student.

OG & CC Weekly Results

May .30: First place-Tom Jewell.
Second place-Sunni Adams. Last
place-John Nickelson. Closest to
pin-2.1 Bill McCoy, 181 Mike Knapp,
il l) Jack Forde and i17 Russ
Mav\31 (Palm Coe)- First place-
Don Gray. Second place-Kenny
Curran. Last place-Bill McCoy. Clos-

est to pin-(4) Ida Curtis, (5) Ida Cur-
tis, (8) Sunni Adams and (15)
Kenny Curran.
June 2: RP.I.G S (Mystery Nine)-
First place-Vickie Owings. Second
Place-Joe Albrechta. Last place-
Bubba Carberry. Closest to pin-(2)
Kenny Curran, (8) Vickie Owings,
. I1' Sunni Adams and (17) no one.

Submined ic, Okeechobee Niews
Fred George (left) and Bob Owens (right) took first place in
the sixth annual Okeechobee Contractors Association bass
tournament on May 20. They brought 23.04 Ibs. to the scale
to capture the $1,500 first prize.
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Robert Hass and Gerry Califano (in no particular order) fin-
ished second in the sixth annual Okeechobee Contractors
Association bass tournament held at Okee-Tantie Marina on
May 20. Their 20.63 lb. sack of fish earned them $750.

Owens and George take

top prize in fish tourney

Bob Owens and his partner
Fred George brought 23.04 lbs. of
bass to the scale at Okee-Tantie
Marina on May 20 to lay claim to
the top prize of $1,500.
Thirty-two boats competed in
less than perfect conditions on
the lake in the sLxth annual Okee-
chobee Contractors Association
bass tournament that raised
money toward youth projects in
the community including Grad

Night, scholarships and the skate
park, to name a lew.
Robert Hass and Gerrv Call-
fano linisred the day in second
place with 20.63 Ibs of fish, earn-
ing them a $750 check.
Third pl,-,cc v nt to. Dennis
\roJ and Lar v Gibson lor tiheit
20 Ib total
Robert Stafford's 8.09 lbs
lunker earned him the Big Fish
awad dof $300.

Submirted io Okeechobee New's Michael Rostelli
Bass to compete in finals
Chasey Bass, a 16-year old Okeechobee High School
sophomore, has earned the right to compete in two
events in the Florida High School Rodeo State Finals in
Kissimmee. He will be competing in saddle bronc and
boys' cutting. Mr Bass is currently ranked in first place
in the state in saddle bronc and in third place in boys*
cutting. He will also be competing this summer at the
International Youth Finals Rodeo in Shawnee. Okla.
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
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
Thursdayat 2,4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Theatre II "X MEN-3" (PG-13}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Theatre III "The Break Up"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursdayat2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-


Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for sale.
For information, call Margaret at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863)
Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of dogs,
cats and ferrets. Okeechobee Coun-
ty Ordinance Sec. 10-111, Vaccina-
tion against rabies required and
Okeechobee City Ordinance 4-26,
vaccinations. All dogs, cats and fer-
rets 4 months arid older must be
vaccinated once year by a licensed
veterinarian against rabies with a
United States Government
approved vaccine. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Control
facility with proof of current rabies
vaccination. For information, call
Animal Control at (863) 357-3225.
Ad Litemprogram
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be abused,
neglected or .abandoned. If you
have as little as two hours per
week, then you can help. Guardian
Ad Litem volunteers are needed to
speak up for these children. Train-
ing for new volunteers will be held
in your area soon. Volunteers are
needed in St. Lucie, Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee counties.
Call the Guardian Ad Litem pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804 for infor-
mation and an application. Just
two hours of your time each week
will make a difference in the lives of
these children.
Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environment.
Foster parents may be married,
divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that they
are caring individuals who under-
stand the problems and needs of
foster children. Please contact Karis-
sa Richards at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress in
1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary has served as the civilian, non-
military component of the Coast
Guard. Today, the 33,000 volunteer
men and women of the U.S: Coast
Guard Auxiliary are active on the
waterways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists (folks
just like you) save almost 500 lives,
assist some 15,000 boaters in dis-
tress, conduct more the 150,000
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results of
these efforts save taxpayers hun-
Sdreds of millions of dollars every
year. For information, call (863)

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good home. (863)447-5305
gal., 2 -6 gal tanks, perfect
cond., you dispose df old
gas. (772)260-4898
PUPPIES, 5 weeks old,
Amedcan Bulldog & Red Nose
Pit mixed. (863)635-3918
Babson Park.
Free, You haul.

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Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay,Benefits, 401 K.
Also taking al's for Helpers2

obyear degree in accounting or
andable, communication sDL, DFWs a
plus, Benefits Available.
Fax resume to:
(863)763-6169 or App1 at:

3079 NW 8th Street

All shifts. $7/hr and comup.
Also Management
Oplus, Benefities Available
for Subw Apply at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
Energetc,Self motivated per-
son who loves children to
work for busubway Childcare Cen-
ter. 863-467-5588 or fax
resumeto 863-467-7560
Hazenergemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617-

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Construction exp. req., BS
acct. preferred. Strong prob-
lem solving skills, highly or-
ganized, proven success in a
leadership role and excellent
communicator, Exp w/AR,
AR cash flow, & month end
close. Competitive salary &
benefits. Send resume to:
Fax 561-799-5650 email:
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.
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never accept any advertise-
ment that Is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs If
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
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, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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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
The Daily Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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

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Business/HR Manager
Okeechobee Juvenile Offender Correction
Center is looking for a combined
Business/HR Manager. OJOCC is a
high/max risk residential juvenile
program contracted by the Department of
Juvenile Justice. The successful
candidate will be responsible for all
business/accounting activities as well as
HR functions. This person must be a
strong team player and interested in the
welfare of youth. A Bachelor's Degree
with previous HR experience is desired.
Respond to OJOCC, 5050 NE 168th St.,
Okeechobee, FL 34972; fax:
863-357-6866; or phone: 863-357-9922.
Or send resumes by e-mail to
Criminal Background Screening/Drug
Free Workplace/EOE

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful peonlel

How do you fInd a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
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Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation
has immediate needs for an experienced
Electrician and Maintenance Mechanic.
Electrician: Minimum of high school diploma or
equivalent plus Trade School or 4 years of related
work experience. Familiar with principles of motor:
controls, process control circuits, electrical sche-
matic reading and NEC. Troubleshooting high volt-
age, three phase wiring, process control circuits
and PLC's with minimal supervision.
Mechanic: Experience in pneumatics, hydraulics,
screw conveyors, pump repair, welding, and ma-
chine repair.
Positions offer good pay, bonus potential, over-
time, retirement plan, 401-K, health, dental, vision,
life short & long termn.dnabiliry, 10 paid holidays,
paid vacation, paid'time off, and others.
Complete an application at:
1820 County Rd. #833, Clewiston, FL. 33440
(863)902-4133, or submit a resume to:
HR Dept. Fax: (863)902-4315, or

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

2595 NW 8th Street

Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.
~ Moore Haven ~
Glades Electric Cooperative is seeking applicants for the
position of Mechanic. Seeking an individual with a thorough
background in all types of gas, diesel & LP engines,
hydraulics, generators and must be comfortable with change in
the work environment. We offer an excellent salary
commensurate with experience and an outstanding benefit
Employee Applications may be obtained at any GEC Office.
Resumes may be e-mailed to ybradley
or faxed to (863)946-3028.
GEC is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
and a Drug Free Workplace.

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 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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Medical Insurance

401 K Savings Plan

Paid Vacations

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Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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

3irst remiium
'Tinaancial SCr'ices
yinymnu Prt' Pirtnann
V "t rll Bouwe
Credit Repair
Tax Services Notary
Fast Reliable
812 E. North Park St.
Okeechobee, FL
Office: (863) 763-9400
Fax: (863) 763-9413
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered4 15
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
Reasonable Rates.

O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over

Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent read-
ing with your child from
birth to age nine.


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies-'
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

A/C, 31/T ton, asking $300 or
best offer. (863)675-2598
Iv. msg.
A/C- For Travel Trailer, Dual
Therm, '05, 120v, 1 phase,
1500 BTU Used 1/2 yr.
$425. (863)467-6868
A/C UNITS- 3 ton, Air & heat,
$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 ton & 3 ton $700 for
both or will separate.

asking $200 for both or will
sell separate (863)675-0550
luxe, black. $100 or best offer.
Good condition. $50.
FRIDGE, GE, Magic Chef glass
top range, Whirlpool wash-
er/dryer, 2 A/C's, $1200 will
sell sep. (863)467-8723

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Like new 6 mo old Cost over
$500. Asking $250.
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $50
SOFA, 90", CHAIR, 41", OTTO-
MAN, 34", 2 end tables,
25"x24" & 2 lamps, $700 or
best offer. (863)467-8494

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

WATCH, Gold & Sterling Sil-
ver: Ladies. Clips on wrist.
Made by New Mexico Indians.
$150. neg. (863)357-2233

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Sharp, 25", with remote,
needs reprogramming, $30.
TV, Toshiba, BIG SCREEN: 55"
Floor Model w/remote. Ask-
ing $600 or best offer.

Friday, 8/4/06, in West Palm.
$50 (863)675-1033

ARM SAW, Sears, radial, $75.
(863)675-2598 Iv. msg

new condition. Beige, $125.
REFRIGERATOR- good condi-
tion, 4yrs old, white, $200
(239)872-1213, Alva,FL
STOVE- Electric, Newer model
w/oven, Beige, Works good.
Hardly used. $175.
pool, super capacity, 3yrs
old, excellent condition $350
(239)872-1213 Alva,FL

STORAGE SHED- 8'x12',Some
storm damage. You haul.
$500. (561)714-9827

30', $100 (863)677-0010
200 amp service. Cost $700,
used 1 month. Asking $500

TODDLER BED: Pink, White &
Blue, Little Tykes. House
Shaped headboard w/ft.
board. $50: (863)467-7295

COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
neg. 863-763-8943
STAR WARS: Toys & Col-
lectable's. $100 or best offer
takes entire collection.

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

ARMOIRE, Hand Painted,
Cream w/flowers. Luv it, but
must sell. $850.
BAR L-shaped w/2 barstools.
Wood & leather. 44" high, 22"
wide, 7' and 5' lengths. $150
(863)612-9233 LaBelle
BED, Twin: Good condition.
No stains. $50. or best offer.
Black w/gray, contemporary
style. Lots of mirrors; Nice.
$800 neg. (863)634-7895
BUNK BEDS, Wooden w/built
in desk & set of drawers. Very
good condition. $800.
CHAIRS (4), Dining or game
table, nice off white fabric,
casters, swivel/tilt w/oak arms
&tdm. $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 &
white flower. Gold fringe at
bottom $150. 863-763-2756
COUCH, 8 Ft. w/floral design.
Very nice & clean! $80.
COUCH, Tan, Very good con-
dition. $125. LeBelle
DINING SET with 4 chairs,
iron and glass. $750.
(863)467-1020 after 6pm.
END TABLE SET, 3 pc., $75.
(863)357-0223 after 6pm
Haverty's white washed oak.
$350. (863)467-1020 after
wood, Lighted & lots of
shelves 6.5'x6.5' Like new,
$150. Neg. (863)467-7838
LIVING ROOM SET, 3-piece, 2
loveseats & 1 chair. Good
condition. $400
FRAME: King Size. $175 or
best offer. (863)675-6142
MATTRESS- King Size, $25
RECLINER- Barca Lounger,
Retail $900. Like new. Wood
arms & side. Light tan.
$150. (863)763-0582
ROCKING CHAIR, w/ matching
footstool. $35 Labelle

LT 2000, 18/2hp, 42. Bought
5/05. Used 6 hrs. $900 or golf
cart trade. (863)467-4735
LEAF BLOWER- Hand held,
excellent cond. $40.
the ground. 2 Tin Bushel Ca-
pacity Bin Composter. Framed.
$300 (863)467-1891
MURRAY 21" 5 HP- self pro-
pelled mower, new blade,
synth. oil, well maint. Like
new $75. (863)484-0110
asking $150 (863)357-5754
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 20",
with bagger, good condition,
$75 (863)467-0086foo io
30", 14 hp, runs good, older
model, $150 (863)467-0085

ered. $100 for all, will sep.

WHEELCHAIR, Power, with leg
attachment, foot plate, battery
operated w/plugin. Great cond.
$1200 neg: (863)801-6149

Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100 will sell
separately. (863)357-2773
CAR HAULER- Hauls up to 4
cars, Needs axles. $700.
$1000 or. will separate for
parts. (863)983-9908
'71, Tilt deck, Dual tandems,
Holds up to 18,000 Ibs.
$2000. (863)357-3981
$100 forall or will sell separ-
ate (863)697-1168 Okee-
chobee '

FLUTE, with case. Excellent
condition. Paid $600, asking
$200 (863)635-3918 Babson
Park r

BICHON FRISE, Male, born
10/9/05, purebred w/papers.
Up to date on shots & tags.
$500 (863)674-1574
Rare, sweet & bonded. 8
mths. Cage/nesting box incl.
$1200/pair. (863)673-4716
CANARY, beautiful singer,
$55. cage available.
CHINCHILLA'S 2 males, 2 fe-
males. $300 for all, will sep.
old. Black & Tan, Male.
$200. (863)634-5060
DOVES- various colors $10
each. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm. LaBelle area.
PARROTS: Breeding Parrots
(Variety) & Baby parrots. Blue
front & Orange Wing Amazons
goi- 1.10 1863M675-0247
PET SHEEP- Baby 6 monlns
owl I.100 l8631675-0247
mrnle; Iaroe heads, ready to
go $10i863i634.8203
PUPPIES. Miniature Dacns-
lurins parents on premises,
v'papers, ready to go 61'27/06
IJ700 18631634-24179 aryrime
PUPPY, Puggle, lerrale., non.
y ian wibIck on lace wpa-
j)rs MTios Playlul. House
rnried $.100 8b636-34-618.4
1t.150eacri 86ji7.63-2668
SHITZU, Male, Pure bred
w/papers. 1 yr. old. House-
broken. Beautiful. Must sell.
$200. (863)763-7431
to good home only! 6 wks.,
litter trained. 4 left, kid
friendly. (863)447-0390
CICIHLIDS. $2000. Will sep-
arate. (863)467-9621
Adorable, shots & vet
checked. $475
(863)357-0037 Okeechobee
ZEBRA FINCH, (2), cage
available, $20.

$125, (863)634-6597

Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", wall hardware, hos-
es & garbage disposal. $45.
neg. (863)763-6216
40 gallon, fast recycle. $35.

SWIMMING POOL: 3'/2xl6Ft.,
Vinyl. Like new. Extra acces-
sories + chemicals. $150.

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

Type S, in box with amp.
$450. (863)610-1421
DEH-P47DH, Super Tuner,
Retail $300 Sell $200. (in
Box) (863)357-0448
Goodies, Approx. 60. $25.

metal housing w/port. cabi-
net. Extra blades. $125.
(863)674-1404 eves.
4500 Watt, 8.5 hp, 120/240
volt, 142 hrs. $450
new. Never used. Value $4350
Now $2500. (863)675-4079
HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
ers & trolley. $600.
Master Slim Jim Kit: Books,
Rods, Shims. Unlock cars,
trucks or imports. New. $300,
Now $100, (863)763-3551
hoses, cutting torch & braising
tip, $400. (863)763-9527
w/Extensions & Fence. $95.

w/pedals. For Windows or
DOS computer games. $20.

Vacuum/shampooer, includes
all attachments. $500

uppers & lowers, for garage
use. (863)467-4646
MRE's: Meals Ready To Eat
Buying All-Top Dollar Payed
Call Anytime
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
TRAILER, Used 35' flat bed
gooseneck. (863)763-2838 or

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
Fertili er 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
FloWers 865

Not for beginners, Good for
English/Western. $4500 or
best offer. (772)201-7633
tered. $1000. Call for more
info. (863)673-1567
Registered. $2000. for both,
will sep. Call for more info.
mos., old, very gentle, no bad
habits, halter & lead broken, all
shots. $1000 (863)673-0065
curr. coggins, shots current,
NOT begginers/childs horse.
Trailers/ties. (772)201-7633
PAINTED GELDING, 5 yrs. old,
Bay Color. Broke, but no be-
ginners. $750. (863)467-7295
Palamino Paint Gelding, 6
years old, 15 hands, used for
trail, loads, ties, good ride.
$1000 neg. (863)634-9314
Flaxen main & tail, 8 years old.

hand TBNice hunter/jumper.
$1200. (772)201-7633
SORREL GELDING, 2 yrs. old,
$1000. (863)673-0065
SORREL MARE, 8 yrs. old,
$1200. (863)673-0065
Welch Pony, 4 yrs. old, 11
hands high, also mini horse,
28" high, $1550.
(2) black, lots of silver. 15"
seat, & 17" seat $1000 will
sep/trade (239)465-1393

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,

RIDING MOWER, Allis Chalm-
ers, 42" cut, 16hp, Bolins
cast iron eng., $550.
42" cut, Good condition.
Needs a starter. $175.
MOWER, Wheel Horse, 42"
cut, $750. (863)763-3451
SNAPPER- 12 HP Rear engine.
Great shape. $550.
(863)517-2077 Labelle
TroyBilt Tiller 8hp, $600, Les-
co SS Pro Fertilizer spreader
$200, Red Max Trimmer $95
Red Max Back Pack Blower
$200, Black Max 80 gal 220
Air Compressor $525, Triple
lawn trailer racks $50

Rentals |

Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955 *
Storage Space -
Rent 960

$850 & 1BR $750 for lease,
No pets or smoking. Call

$950/mo. plus 1st, last &
$500 sec. No pets.
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, all
appliances, privacy fence &
patio, $1000 mo. + $1000.
sec. dep. (863)467-1005

CBS 2BR 2BA, W/D, Patio,
Boat Launch, Private Lagoon
on Rim Canal. $1700 mo. +
sec. 1 yr. lease 561-346-4646
CBS, 2BR/1BA In Primrose RV
Park, Large kitchen. $900/mo.
plus security. Utilities included.
plex. $850 mo. Call David @
Pritchards GMAC Real Estate.
KINGS BAY, 3br, 2ba, Pool,
Tennis courts, W/D, Lawn
serv. $1150 mo. + 1st, &
Last sec dep 863-697-3008
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Tile Liv. F:mI, i HOA. $11'95:'
mo. Lawrence Associates.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
newTtile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
Okeechobee, 3BR/1BA com-
pletely renovated, new bath &
central air. $1400/mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-.1461
RIM CANAL, 2BR/1BA avail.
6/10, Furnished, water view,
dock, pool, tennis, no pets.
$999 mo. + 1st, last& sec.
Call (863)634-8757\rental

OKEECHOBEE, 12 Acres near
Hwy 441 & 98, monthly rent
$100/acre. Barn Ponds, Well
water, Fenced. 561-798-1960.

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1050
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

OKEE.- Remodeled 2br, 1V2

ba, 2 Story, Fenced patio. Oak
Lake Apartments. $91,900.

2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,000
NEW HOME- $115,000, on
your lot, 3br, 2ba, Ig LR, Kit
w/ appl, 1 car gar. Lawrence
Assoc. (800)543-2495
t.t.o,_y,pn .1,25 acre high &
ldVlking dt. Fenced, never
lived in. All appliances, central
a/c. $155,000 (863)824-2603
or (877)511-0624

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Okeechobee, 4BR/2.5BA,
CBS, Fixer-upper. 2,500 sq. ft.
$115,000 or best offer for
quick closing. (863)801-3155

Treasure Island Lot SE 27th St.
$80,000. Craig Eaton, Realtor.
United Country-Pippin
Properties. (863)697-0964

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

OKEECHOBEE- lot in NW sec-
tion, close to Seminole Elem.
Call (863)697-1168

TRAILER DOOR- good shape,
73x32, $25 (863)357-5754

No pets. 1 year lease required.
$650/mo. + $1200 sec.

Mobile Home, BHR, 2/1, fur-
nished, no pets, $700 mo.,
1st, last & security.
$700/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. No Pets

1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba, all
inclusive, Okeechobee area.
$30k neg. (305)345-2472

OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
Mobile Home. Lg. screened
porch. Will lease w/option.
$750 mo. (863)634-3451.
Okeechobee, Otter Creek
Estates, 5BR/2BA, office, front
& back porch, very nice, on
1 + acres. $150,000 For more
information call


Jeptki/ivs 3015
Marine Accessoriese 3020
Marine MiscellHaneoius 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport VehIcla'ATVs 3035

AIR BOAT- asking price
$6000, 13' fiberglass laser
hull, polymer bottom, 220
GPU, all 6 jugs, shop rebuilt,
(863)697-0008 or

AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenental + 2 extra
motors & hub Like new Wood
prop $3500. 863-673-1963
Aluminum Boat, 14'6" long,, w/traller, $750.
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 Ft.
w/oars. Great shape! No trail-
er. $300 or best offer.
(863)697-8507 after 6pm.
shape! $500.
FISHING BOAT, 14 Ft., Fiber-
glass, Swivel seats, 9.9 Mari-
ner eng. on galv. trailer. $1500
or best offer. (863)763-3551
Twin 85hp, 60 mph. Includes
trailer. $5000 or best offer.
JOHN BOAT, 14' aluminum,
with galvanized trailer. $650
(863)675-6214 after 6 pm
OUTBOARD, 100hp Johnson,
real good shape. $1500 or
best offer. (863)467-5725
PRO CRAFT 1984, 17 Ft., 6 In.
w/150 Johnson GT. $2500.
SAILBOAT, 24 Ft. on cradle.
Shallow draft, Exc. project for
river. Must move! $300 neg.
863-612-9233 LaBelle

FLAGSTAFF '86, 23ft pop-up,
central air and heat, refrigera-
tor, sleeps 6.. $4250

Holiday Rambler, '82, 35'
long, encl. porch, in very
nice park on canal, $2500 or
best offer. (863)634-8343
MOTOR HOME: Low miles.
New tires. Very good condi-
tion. $2000 or best offer.
Ft., 2001, Diesel, Freight liner
chassis, 6 spd., Allison trans.,
2 slideouts, Loaded, Garage
kept. 24,500 mls. $105,000.

er, '99, New carpet, Fridge &
tires. Very good shape.
$12,000. (863)357-5986

BOAT MOTOR: 225 Mercury
Optimax w/25" Shaft. Warranty
it 4/2008. All controls, cables
& harness. Hydraulic steering.
151 hours. $7500
BOAT TRAILER: 2003 Alumi-
num, Tandem Axel. $1100 or
best offer. (863)634-0392
rine 2 way, $125

APRILIA RS50 2003 eng.
swaped for a 250 2 stroke,
run & drives exc. $2500
BMW K75 RT,'92- 70K miles,
paid $3500 asking $2500 firm
(863)634-9620 Okee area
Sportster, Bell drive, alot of
chrome, big tank & big seat.
$5000 (772)485-8103


Automobiles 4005
Autoes Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

ACURA LEGEND '92, 3.21, V6,
5 speed, 4 door, needs some
work. $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-5613 ,
needs transmission, $250.
CADILLAC '92- 2dr, SW edi-
tion, new starter/headliner.
Runs, Looks great. $1000.
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
DODGE NEON- '98, 4, new
tires. Good condition. Runs
good $1500.
matic, A/C works. Asking
$1500 or best offer.

HONDA GL 1100 1985, Runs
great. $1800 or best offer.
63-610-0644 or
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
'86, cold a/c,'good transpor-
tation, can be seen at JJ Au-
to, $600. (863)946-3570
Runs great. A/C, Stereo.
$1900. (863)984-5597
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 6 pm.
TOYOTA CELICA 1987, $700
Runs great. Stick shift. Great
on gas: A/C. Stereo.

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

How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sel It In the
classCaeds* 415

New mufflers, Battery, Tune
Up. Exc. cond. Beautiful car.
$7800 863-357-7214 after 5p

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. $2500
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.'(772j-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
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
Third Seat, brand new, for '99
Ford Expedition, $200.
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $500
neg. (863)697-0328

CHEVY '88- 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
sm block, 4spd w/low 1st
gear, $1500 (863)634-5421
$1400 (863)843-0156 LaBelle
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. mls. Good
tires. Just needs a little TLC.
$1400 neg. (863)675-6142
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $900 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.
runs & looks good, $1500.

4x4, V6, Vortex engine, A/C,
Great shape. $2800.
Runs good. Cold A/C.
$2500. 863-634-0512 or
Limited. $2500
1991, 62K org. mis. Garage
kept. $2500 or best offer.
(863)675-4079 LaBelle. -

4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex-
tra heavy duty, elec brakes
$1600 (863)234-1230

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. A/C, P/W, V6,
C/C, Tilt. Silver w/grey int.
$3450. (863)675-4212

Public Notices

Pubic Notice 50[5
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, 'Florida 34974
on Friday the 16th dAy of June 2006
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1985 Beige Ford Mustang
1993 Red Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
1994 White Ford F150
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in 'AS IS" with no
139664 ON 6/6/06

Parents can combat childhood obesity with exercise

Childhood obesity is a growing
problem, and not limited to the
United States.
Recent studies in the United
Kingdom found a disturbing
increase in the number of children
now considered "obese." They
theorize that the increase in Type 2
Diabetes (once called "adult onset
Diabetes") is directly connected to
'the problem of childhood obesity.
A recent study conducted in
the UK found obesity there was
not linked to a change in diet. An
increase in fast food consump-
tion was not to blame for the
growing waistlines of children
there. Instead, they linked the
weight gains to a decrease in

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physical activity. While the aver-
age child was consuming the
same number of calories as previ-
ous generations, fewer calories
are being burned.
Sedentary activities such as
watching television and playing

computer games are taking up
time that was once spent playing
sports. This decrease in physical
activity, without a decrease in
calories consumed, results in
weight gain.
The Mayo Clinic offers the fol-
lowing tips for parents who are
concerned about childhood obe-
Don't single out the over-
weight members of your family for
lifestyle changes. Eating healthier
foods and getting more exercise is
good for everybody. Children tend
to mimic their parents, so it pays to
be a good role model. If you don't
want your children eating French
fries, don't eat them yourself. Play

basketball with the kids after din-
ner, or take a family walk. Orga-
nize family outings that involve
physical activity such as bike
riding, skating or hiking.
Parents are the ones who buy
the food, cook the food and decide
where food is eaten. Even small
changes can make a big difference
in your family's overall health.
When buying groceries, choose
fruits and vegetables over conven-
ience foods high in sugar and fat.
Always have healthy snacks avail-
able. And never use food as a
reward or punishment.
Limit sweetened beverages,
including those containing fruit
juice. These drinks provide little

nutrition in exchange for their
high calories. They also can make
your child feel too full to eat
healthier foods.
Select recipes and methods
of cooking that are lower in fat. For,
example, bake chicken instead of
frying it.
Put colorful food on the
table: green and yellow vegeta-
bles, fruits of various colors, and
brown (whole-grain) breads.
Limit white carbohydrates: rice,
pasta, bleached bread and sugar
Sit down together for family'
meals. Make it an event a time
to share news and tell stories. Eat-
ing in front of the television fosters

mindless munching.
Limit your children's recre-
ational screen time to fewer than
two hours a day.
During your child's physical
.exams, ask the doctor to showyou
the growth curves giving per-
centiles for height, weight ;and
body mass index (BMI). These
allow you to compare your child
with the norms for age and sex.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. Thjs is espe-
cially important if you are on any
prescription medications. Some
prescription drugs may interact
badly with foods that might other-
wise be considered "healthy." .

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Submitted to UkeechoDee News/uBll Black
Children's Services scholarships
Cathleen Blair (back row, far right) and India Ridel (back row, far left) presented the Chil-
dren's Services Council of Okeechobee scholarships to (front row, left to right) Lara
Stanley, Anna Gilliland and Dawn Fox; (back row, left to right) Brittany Sumbler and
Sylvia Robinson.


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