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Vol. 97 No. 158 Wednesday, June 7, 2006 50M Plus tax
A note from
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 the Chamber
office at 55S. Parrott Ave.
County Route 15B will be
closed to through traffic for
repair of the railroad crossing
beginning June 5. Beginning.
June 12, C R. 15Awillbe closed
for the same reason.
The pool at the Sports Com-
plex has been closed since
Thursday due to problems with
the pump. \Work \\ill continue
on it next \\eek and it %will be
reopened when fixed. A local
swim meel lor the Shock
Waves scheduled for Saturday,
June 3, was canceled and will
be rescheduled lien the pool
Flag disposal will be held
f Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.
at the American-Legion- Post
#64, 501 N.E. Second St. Cub
- Scout Pack 964 vill assist Post
#64 in this program. The public
is cordially invited to attend.
Bring you children so they can
learnabout our lag.
COE: dike failure report distorted
By Pete Gawda
The condition of the Herbert
Hoover Dike may. not be as critical
as one might be led to believe.
BCI Engineering is the engi-
neering firm that released a recent
report, in which it predicted the
dike has a 50 percent chance of
failure within the next four years.
However, Steve Duba, chief
engineer for the Jacksonville dis-
trict of the U. S. Corps of Army
Engineers (COE) took issue with
the word "misrepresented." He'
said the COE did not dispute the
facts in the press release or in the
report upon which it was based.
The information in the report was
based on data supplies by COE.
The press release included a
mathematical table listing proba-
bilities of dike failure as the lake
rose from 14 to 27 feet. At 18 feet,:
the table showed a 45.5 percent
"We don't like to see the lake level at 18 feet to
Steve Duba, Chief Engineer
for the Jacksonville district of the
U. S. Corps of Army Engineers (COE
chance of failure.
While not disputing the statis-
tics, Mr. Duba said those statistics
need to be taken into context..,
It is a fact that all earthen levees
suffer from seepage, according to
The statistics in the table, he
said, were based on the assump-
tion that seepage was undetected
and allowed to get worse and
worse. Although possible, he said
such a situation was not likely due
to COE's vigorous inspection pro-
gram and the fact that COE takes
the situation seriously.
At 16.5 feet, COE begins daily
inspections of certain areas of the
dike. As soon as seepage is detect-'
ed, it is repaired.
"\Ve don't like to see the lake
level at 18 feet to start with," he
He mentioned the fact that
COE is currently working to revise
lake level regulations. This revision
is likely to result in COE maintain-
ing the lake at a lower level.
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New Sports camp: Where every child is a winner
in Ponzi scheme
TALLAHASSEE 4 Tom Gal-
lagher, Florida's chief financial
officer, announced that two for-
mer south Florida agents have
been sentenced to 25 years in
prison for their roles in a Ponzi
scheme that bilked more than:
30 investors out of $1.2 million.
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
Water Management District.
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Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Rusty Brooks, minister of music and worship at Oakview Baptist Church, gave local
Rotarians an overview of a new Upward Limited sports program the church is sponsor-
ing at the June 6 Rotary meeting. The program will teach kids sports in a non-competi-
tive manner while sharing Christian values.
Church offers new sports program
By Audrey Blackwell
Parents who want their chil-
dren involved in sports but not
just for the sake of competition
may be interested in a new
program at Oakview Baptist
The church will offer an
Upward Soccer sports camp
July 10-14\for kindergarteners
through sixth graders that will
,focus on developing the win-
ner in every child,, not just a
few. The cost is $60 for full
days and $45 for half days.
Pricing discounts are available
for parents with more than
one child participating.
camp will be held at the Qkee-
chobee Freshman Campus.
Interested parents can call
Rusty Brooks, minister of
music and worship, at (863)
763-1699 for more details.
The Ministry Sports Cru-
saders of Missouri will conduct
the sports camp and are taking
their vacation time to do so.
SVolunteer coaches will focus
on ministering to ,the kids,
rather than on game strategy,
and devotions will be part of
each practice and each game.
All coaches are required to be
Christians and a member of a
An awards banquet the last
day of camp will provide every
participant with an award to
recognize. a positive cointribu-
tion they made during the
camp. Three-time U.S.A. soft-
ball Olympic gold medalist
Leah O'Brien-Amico will give
testimony of how God
changed her life.
Mr. Brooks spoke at. the
June 6 Rotary Club meeting to
introduce the program and
help spread the word through-
out the community.
He said an Upward Soccer
program will also run during
the school year at Oakview
Baptist Church, 677 S.W 32nd
St. Registration forms are avail-
able at the church, and the
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By Eric Kopp
MOORE HAVEN -A Miami
man has been indicted on feder-
al charges that stem from a raid
on.. onama juanria gow. house inr
Moore Haven earlier this year.
Yosveli Olivert,'32, was arrest-
ed May 27 during a traffic stop in
Miami. Hewas federally indicted
on May 24.
According to U.S. Attorney
David Haas in Fort Myers, Olivert
is charged with .possession with
intent to distribute over 100 mar-
ijuana plants. If convicted he
would face a minimum manda-
tory sentence of five years, up to
a maximum sentence of 40
years in a federal prison. Mr.
Haas said Olivert could also face
fine ofup to $2 million.
The case will be heard in fed-
eral court.in.Fort Myers, but no
court date had been set as of
"The only way cure this (type
of operation) is federal prosecu-
tion," said Detective Steve Har-
ris, of the Glades County Sher-
iff's Office (GCSO).
'"Unfortunately. at thestate level
this is only a minor felony."
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Horses found starving in pasture
By MaryAnn Morris
More than a year after their
declining condition was first
reported, a small herd of mal-
nourished horses have been
signed over to the Okeechobee
Animal Control Department.
Animal Control officers say
the problem is nothing new in
regard to the horses' owner, East-
on E. DeSouza, a now 63 year old
Lake VWorth, Fla. man.
In November 2004, 12 of his
horses were found in an unshad-
ed field in northeastern Okee-
chobee County, malnourished,
two actually starving, according
to the citation written by Denise
McCammon of the Okeechobee
County Animal Control Depart-
Gary Barber, Supervisor of
OACD and Ms. McCammon met
Mr. DeSouza at the horse's pas-
ture with Okeechobee County
Deputy Sheriff Willie Post. There
was no food or water just patchy
pasture grass, a small pond of
bluish-green water and empty
At that time, Mr. DeSouza was
issued the citation for animal cru-
On Monday, Nov. 22,2004, Mr.
Barber, Paul Bryant, DVM, of the
Okeechobee Veterinary Hospital,
Deputy Post met with Mr. DeS-
ouza at the horse's pasture while
Dr. Bryant examined the horses.
The following Monday, Nov.
29, Mr. Barber and Deputy Post
were to meet with Mr. DeSouza at
the horse's pasture, but Mr. DeS-
ouza did not arrive, nor had he
made subsequent contact with
Dr. Bryant as he had promised.
Mr. DeSouza had agreed to
meet with officials there that day
and furnish proof of Coggins test
on all of the horses he owned, the
report states. He was a "no
The citation required Mr. DeS-
ouza to pay a $150 fine and make
a mandatory court appearance.
Upon his failure to appear on
these charges, a bench warrant
was issued for his arrest. Resi-
dents near the pasture monitored
the horses and advised Deputy
Post that the horses' situation had
When Animal Control
checked to see why there had
been no action, they discovered a
problem with the warrant itself
and the warrant was re-issued.
Re-checking the horses again,
one particular horse, nicknamed
"Stump Grinder" by officials for
his wood-chewing habit, had
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This mare and foal were two of fourteen horses seen in June
2, 2006, in an unshaded field in northeastern Okeechobee
County. The horses' owner has signed ownership of the hors-
es to Okeechobee Animal Control Department. They are now
being fed and watered.
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like this one, cracked and broken from probably years of lack,
of farrier care are one reason.
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continued to decline. His condition
was judged serious.
Paul Bryant, DVM, veterinarian
was called in by OACD to make an
evaluation of Stump Grinder on
Thursday, May 18, 2006. But when
Animal Control Officer 11I, Clair Hud-
son checked the pasture Monday,
May22, Stump Grinder was gone.
Ms. Hudson called Mr. DeSouza
this time to ask Where the horse
She said Mr. DeSouza told her:
"He died and we buried him
TWo loosened mounds of sand
were found alongside the pond,
and old bones of horses littered the
nearby ground. A long rope, with
long, dark horse hair still tangled in
it lay in mute testimony to what had
Officer Hudson asked Mr. DeS-
ouza to meet to discuss the horses.
According to Ms. Hudson, Mr. De
Souza was reluctant, but finally
agreed to meet at the Animal Con-
trol office, Saturday, May 27, 2006.
Deputy Post was on hand for the
Officer Hudson showed recent
pictures of the horses to Mr. DeS-
SAccording to Officer Hudson,
Mr. DeSouza had agreed to call in a
veterinarian to care for the horses.
Allegedly, Mr. DeSouza had called
in the vet once, but then said he
had been treating them himself. ,
Mr. DeSouza acknowledged
animal cruelty and signed the hors-
es.over to Okeechobee Animal
Control Department, as witnessed
by Deputy Post. He was then arrest-
ed for failure to appear on the earli-
er charge of animal cruelty. The
matter has been turned over to the
county attorney for review before
moving the horses to a safe place
where they will be fed, and kept
isolated pending the results of vet-
erinarytests and farrier care.
"We mean business," said Offi-
cer Hudson. "We are not going to
allow animals to be neglected.
There are laws against it."
"There is no reason not to let us
know. if animals are being deprived
of food or water or being abused,"
said Mr. Barber, "we will pursue
such criminals until we catch
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is also open to kids throughout
Sign up is anytime until
Aug. 11. Those who register early.
will pay $60 for the first child
and $45 for each additional child
in the same family. After Aug. 1,
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The greatest risk would be at,
the southern end-of the lake. The
dike has been divided by COE into.
segments called Reaches. Theyare
not numbered consecutively, but
Reaches 1,2 and 3 are at the south-
$5 will. be added. Soccer shorts
are included in the registration
"Upward. Unlimited" is the
founding organization and is a
national sports program for chil-
dren. It started in 1986 in Spar-
tanburg, S.C. with a mission of
providing children a positive
sports experience. It partners
with local churches to build
ern end of the lake. Those three
Reaches formed the basis for the
statistics in the press release.
Most of Okeechobee County is
contained in'Reach 5.
When Mr. Duba was in Okee-
tchobee on Thursday, May 25, he
prioritized the Reaches as 1, 3, 2, 7,
4, 5, 6 and 8 with 1 being the
most critical and 8 needing the
least amount of attention.
character, self-esteem and to
serve as an avenue to salvation
through Jesus Christ, according
to Mr. Brooks.
The impetus for the noncom-
petitive sports program was
based on a "USA Today" survey
that found "seven in ten children
would not care if no one kept
score at their games. ... Too.
many kids secretly hate playing
organized sports because pf the
pressure to win or the rejection
they feel when they make a mis-
take," the Upward web site said
Sports activities in the nation-
wide program include soccer,
basketball, and cheerleading.
The national group estimates
more than 800,000 people will
participate in Upward programs
this year, with about 300,000 of
those being volunteer staff.
In order to help build self
esteem in every" child, the pro-
gram will keep each child' on the
playing field for the same length
of time and each child will rotate
positions so not one person will
be known as "goalie," "wing
person," and so forth for the soc-
, The, same .philosophy will
apply with any sport that, is
played baseball (for bbys),
softball (for girls)' -or soccer
(boys and girls teams).
In addition, an evaluation
process will provide equal
opportunities for improvement.
While this is the first year for
Oakview Baptist Church to
sponsor ah Upward Limited
sports program, Mr. Brooks said
that one has been running for a
couple of years at First Baptist
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Detective Harris said when the didn't bite anyone," he added.
house was raided on Monday, Feb. In an interview shortly after the
27, 180 marijuana plants were raid, the detective said that the
seized along with.200 pounds of Florida Department of Law
pot that had been dried and was Enforcement (FDLE) estimated the
ready to be sold. The Okeechobee value of the plants at $1,000 each
Narcotics Task Force assisted and that the dried marijuana had
GCSO personhel-in the -a9stg value of $3,000 a.
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the rooms in the 1,700-square-foot
brick home-were covered with a
foil to reflect light.
"It's almost like a tanning bed,"
he said. "It creates light all the way
Detective Harris said two bed-
rooms and a two-car garage were
set up as grow rooms.
The home, which was built in
the mid-1970s, was also indicted
by the federal government. This
means that if there is enough equi-
ty in the home it will be sold at auc-
tion and part of the proceeds will
go to the GCSO, and the federal
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government will keep some.
Detective Harris said the home
is on 2.5 acres and is just north of
the city of Moore Haven.
Although he described the
home as a "nice house," he said it
will require quite a bit of work on
the inside due to the amount of
mold and mildew that was brought
about by the amount of moisture
inside the house.
Even though there has been an
arrest, Detective Harris said this
investigation is not over.
"We're still trying to follow up
on things and people out of state,"
he said. "It's tied to a big opera-
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Survey will help with stormwater plan
OKEECHOBEE The City of Okeechobee and Okeechobee Coun-
ty are jointly involved in preparing a stormwater master plan to deal
with the overall drainage situation in the county, and they need your
Residents are being asked to fill out a simple six-question form
describing drainage problems with which they are familiar. Additional
comments can be added.
The forms can be picked up at Okeechobee City Hall, 55 S.E. Third
Ave.; the Okeechobee County Annex, 499 N.W. Fifth Ave.; and, the
South Florida Water Management District, Okeechobee Service Center
at 205 N. Parrott Ave., Suite 201.
Completed forms can be returned to the above locations or e-
mailed to www.co.okeechobee.fl.us. The deadline for submission of
forms is June 15.
Survey will help
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business own-
ers located in the downtown local!planning area (LPA), which is the
target district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are urged to
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of concern
to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-
streetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia Jean
Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
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
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
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 insurance
or other assistance.
Your gross household income is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household $24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons $42,850; and, eight
Interviews for applications for this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
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Class valedictorians Benjamin Mehanni (left) and
Michael Minnick (right) prepared to enter the Okee-
chobee Agri-Civic Center for Okeechobee High School's
graduation ceremony Tuesday evening, May 30. The
class of 2006 had 314 graduates.
Olaf E. Liknes, age 67 of Okee-
chobee, died Sunday, June 4, 2006
at his residence. Born Dec. 8, 1938
in Bay Shore, N.Y, Mr. Liknes had
been a resident of Okeechobee
Mr. Likes is surixi ed by his lo\-
ing 1ile of 3-1 \ears, ShirleN Liknes
and step-daughter, Linda \ res,:,
There will be no visitation or
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Henry Miracle, age 6-, of Okee-
3, 206, at.
pital. Mr. Mira-
cle \ as born in
April 15, 1912,
County, Kv., to
Freeda Miracle. Henry
He was self- Miracle
an evangelist having come to:
Okeechobee from Glenwood, Ind.,
in 2004. Mr. Miracle was a member
S of the New Testament Baptist
Church in Okeechobee. He mar-
ried Diane Sidell on Feb. 14, 1983.
Mr. Miracle was preceded in
death by his father, Bonna in 2000.
He is survived by his wife, Diane
C. Miracle of Okeechobee; mother,
Freeda Miracle of Glenwood, Ind.;
daughters, Jennifer James of New
Castle, Ind., Jacketta Gaddis of Lib-
erty, Ind., Michelle.Heck of Avon,
Ind. and Denise Hepp of Ziorisville,
Ind.; son, Jamie Young of Con-
nersville Ind.; brother, Wayne Mira-
cle of Muncie, Ind.; and, nine
The family will hold a memorial
service at 6. p.m., Friday, June 9,
2006, at New Testament Baptist
Church, 535 N.E. 28th Ave. Okee-
chobee with Pastor Jim Gilbert offi-
Those unable to attend the serv-
ices may sign the guest book at
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
his Elizabeth White
Iris Elizabeth White, age 92, of
Okeechobee, died Monday, June 5,
2006, at Raulerson Hospital. Mrs.
White was born June 26, 1913, to
William and Dollie Hunter. She
was a homemaker and was of the
Baptist faith having come to Okee-
chobee from Loxahatchee in the
Mrs. White is survived by
daughters, Janice Harden, Joyce
Treadway and Betty Wilkerson, all
of Okeechobee; sons, Guy (Nancy)
White of Mt. Dora, Gerald (Dee)
White of Los Angeles;, Calif.,
Stephen (Marilyn) White of Hop-
kinsville, Ky., Larry White of Okee-
chobee, and Ronald. (Tommie)
White of Live Oak; 26 grandchil-
dren; and, several great-grandchil-
A memorial service will be held.
at 10 a.m., Friday, June 9, 2006, at
Secretary of State Sue M.
Cobb announced that the Flori-
da Department of State is seek-
ing nominations for the 2007
Florida Folk Heritage Awards.
The annual awards recognize
individuals who have made
exemplary .contributions to
Florida's traditional culture.
"The Florida Folk Heritage
Awards recognize authenticity,
excellence and talent within the
folk arts and honor our most sig-
nificant and influential tradition-
al artists," Secretary Cobb said.
"I am pleased to present these
awards to honor the state's living
Folklife includes a wide range
of creative forms in art, crafts,
dance,'language, music and ritu-
al. These cultural traditions are
transmitted by word of mouth
and demonstration. They are
shared within community, eth-
nic, occupational, religious and
regional groups. Nominees
should be individuals whose art
the Bass Okeechobee Chapel with
Pastor Gene Rodenberry officiat-
Those unable to attend the serv-
ices may sign the guest book at
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
George D. Williams
George D. Williams, age 84, of
Buckhead Ridge. died Saturday,
May 27,2006, at his residence.
Mr. Williams served in the U.S.
Armed Services, enjoyed fishing,
andyvas a member of St. Theresa's
Catholic Church, the Buckhead
Ridge Fire Dept., VFW Moose
Lodge, and a member of the
Moore Haven Sheriff's Dept. (Citi-
zen Patrol). He has been a resident
of Buckhead Ridge for 31 years.
He is survived by his wife of 65
years, Marie Z. Williams; son's,
George R. William (Judy) of Ft.
Lauderdale, Danny L. (Karen)
Williams of Morriston, and Edward
E. (Carol) Williams of Plantation;
daughters, Deanna E. (widow of
Dominick) Aira, Licia A. (Ray)
Edwards of Dale, Texas, and Claud-
ina L. Tous (Jorge) of Morristown;
18 grandchildren; and, 25 great
A memorial service will take
place Friday, June 9, 2006 at 6:30
p.m. at St. Teresa Catholic Church,
123 Chobee Loop N.E. Okee-
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
or advocacy has embodied, the
best of traditional culture in their
Nominations for the award
should describe the accomplish-
ments. and background of the
nominee and explain why he or
she deserves statewide recogni-
tion for preserving a significant
facet of the state's cultural her-
itage. Support materials such as
photographs, slides, audio and
videotapes, and letters will assist
the state's Florida Folklife Coun-
cil in evaluating each nominee.
Each nomination letter should
include at least two references.
The 2006 Florida Folk Her-
itage Awards honored five out-
standing, folk artists. Michael
Berg (Tallahassee) comes from
five generations of duck decoy
carvers; Aida Etchegoyen (Poin-
ciana) creates mundillo, or Puer-
to Rican bobbin. lace; Liliane
Nerette Louis (Miami) performs
Haitian folktales; and former
clowns Wayne and Marty Scott
exceptional clown shoes. Previ-
ous Florida Folk Heritage Award
winners include a Puerto Rican
guitar maker, African American
gospel musicians, a Minorcan
castnet maker, old-time fiddlers,
and Seminole dugout canoe
Nominations must be post-
marked no later than September
15, 2006 and mailed to Florida
Folklife Program, Bureau of His-
toric Preservation, R.A. Gray
Building 4th Floor, 500 South :
Bronough Strel, Tallahassee,
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Bank hosting mixer
Seacoast National Bank, formerly Big Lake National Bank, will host
the June Main Street mixer on Tuesday, June 20, at 1409 S. Parrott Ave.,
from 5 until 7 p.m. with prize giveaways and refreshments. The event is
open to Main Street members and the public.
Book discussion group to meet
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group will meet Thursday,
June 22, at 7 p.m. The book to be read and discussed is "Persuasion" by
Jane Austen. This will be the last meeting for the season. The next meet-
ing 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 St., will offer free mem-
ory 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 (77,2) 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.
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 Schol-
arship Fund and Habitat for Humanity. The Board of Realtors is looking
for teams, sponsors and anyone interested in donating a door prize. Call
J.D. Mixon for details at (863) 763-0999.
Reunion planned for'60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, 4276 U.S.
441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. There will be a special
tribute for Johnny Mack Kinsaul If you are a member of a class from
1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For information, call (863) 763-6464
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Church hosting Bible adventure.
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 412 N. Sixth St.', will hold its
Bible times village adventure June 25 through June 29 from 6 until 8
p.m. To register your family for this adventure, call (863) 357-3680.
Free HIV testing offered
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. will be offering free, confi-
dential, HIV testing on Tuesday, June 27, at Lakeshore Medical, 308 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information, call Rachel at Lakeshore Pediatrics, I100 N.
Parrott Ave., (863) 763-7491; or at Erma at the Lakeshore Annex, 103
N.E. 19th Drive, (863) 763-1951.
Class of 77 plans reunion
The Class of 1977 is planning their 30-year class reunion. A meeting is
scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, at R.J. Gators, 102 S.W 14th St., 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 at (863)
697-9817, Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101 or Toni Bennett
Doyle at (863) 634 -9491.
Hospital plans hurricane seminar
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 Li.S 441 N., \\ill host A Medical Hurricane
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. 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. Tick-
et are $5 each and includes a two-night stay at the Oceanside Holiday
Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each morning; a $50 din-
ner gift certificate; and, two movie tickets for the Brahman Theater All
proceeds will benefit shelter and outreach programs at Martha's House
Domestic Violence Services. To purchase a ticket, call their Outreach
Office at (863) 763-2893. The drawing will be held July 4, and you need
not be present to win.
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Letter to the Editor
Most Moslims offer
some terrorism support
I hope I am wrorig, but the
behavior of the vast majority of
Moslems living in non-Arab coun-
tries leads me to believe that most
offer tacit support to international
terrorism and an indeterminate
number are more active in support-
Since 2001, only Moslems have
been involved in the most signifi-
cant examples of international ter-.
rorism, including: the 9/11 Twin
Towers and Pentagon attacks and
home-grown Arab-American terror
groups subsequently arrested in
the U.S.; those who participated in
the Spanish commuter train, Fijian
night club and London City bomb-
ings; the daytime murder of a Dan-
ish filmmaker; and now, the 17
accused of plotting terror attacks in
I remember watching on TV the
unfettered joy of tens of thousands
of Moslems in the Gaza Strip and
the rest of the Arab world dancing
and sharing tea and candy in the
streets when they received news of
the destruction of buildings and
murder of 3,000 Americans on
9/11. In a recent poll, 79 percent of
Pakistanis saw themselves as "Mus-
lim first" and only 7 percent saw
themselves as "Pakistanis first."
Based upon the international
Arab country nationalities of
Moslem terrorists in Jordan, Israel,
Iraq, Lebanon, Europe, Canada,
the U.S. and elsewhere, and the
financial and training support
offered them by Iran and Syria for
many years, I can't help but won-
der and worry about what similar
surveys of Moslems outside Pak-
istan might disclose.
I also recall the two Arab Israeli
teenage girls riding an Israeli bus
several years ago who were
approached by an Arab man. He
warned them that "something bad
was about to happen." He urged
them to get off the bus. They did.
They warned no one of their
The man was a suicide bomber
and over a dozen innocent men,
women and children on their way
to work and school were mur-
dered. What did all these and other
Moslem-originated terrorist acts
have in common? Moslems sought
to indiscriminately murder non-
Why do I use the term "mur-
der" instead of "killing"? My Web-
ster's New Universal Unabridged
Dictionary (2003) defines murder
as "... to kill or slaughter inhuman-
ly or barbarously." Sept. 11 and the
Madrid train bombings were exam-
ples of slaughter; sawing or chop-
ping off heads of American and
other civilian and military captives
with rusty saws and swords or
other forms of physical torture is
barbarous to most Westerners.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
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 inter-
ested in working towards the betterment of our community. For informa-
tion, call.Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an openxmeeting.
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)
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.EW. 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.'uritil 9 p.m: at Churcfi of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, orJanet 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 (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
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.
Travlin' 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
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park StrAll Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact RayWorley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
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 rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation 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 Education/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 Categiver 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
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meet-
ings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863)
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. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold at (863) 610-
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. Anyone
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of
a caring group is welcome to come and see what we are all about. For
information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
What accounts for this
"Moslem first" mentality? Even to a
casual reader of the Koran, it's strik-
ing how strongly Islam emphasizes
the differences between the
"believer" and the "infidel." From
the seventh., century on, elaborate
legal and social codes of behavior
were devised to emphasize the
superiority of Islam in every
encounter between Muslim and
For instance, before the auto-
mobile, a non-Muslim could never
be higher than a Muslim. So a non-
Muslim rider on a horse approach-
ing a Muslim on foot would have to
first dismount before greeting the
Muslim. Equally important, the
duty of Jihad was impressed on
Muslims whenever Islamic control
Before we focus on preventing
illegal Hispanic 6migres into the
U.S. we might be well advised to
immediately take a closer look at
the large and growing Moslem 5th
Column in the U.S. and other first-
world countries and, indeed,
throughout the non-Arab world.
The need for prompt action is
underscored by a recent BBC docu-
drama of a handful of Arab males
who plan and execute a successful
but, thankfully, fictional dirty atom-
ic bomb attack on London. In this
fictionalized account, an Arab
woman informs the police of her
suspicions about some of her
newly-arrived Arab neighbors.
Scotland Yard is able to stop one
explosion but, not a second. An
Arab British police translator
reminds her.non-Arab British supe-
rior that it is only a "small minority"
that was responsible for this bomb-
ing. Unfortunately, it only took a
half dozen or so to construct a
weapon of mass destruction and
only two in a rental van to set off
one dirty bomb in downtown Lon-
don causing the death and injury of
thousands of innocent civilians.
Given the absence of any warn-
ing about actual terror attacks in
the past by a close-knit Arab com-
munity of expatriates worldwide
and the nearly uniform hatred
espoused against non-believers
and the West by Arab leaders, in
Arab classrooms, and the Arab
media, one must wonder as to
whether the fictional BBC movie
'warning" reflects the true beliefs
and actual behavior of real
If not, something must be done,
and soon, with Arab terror-sup-
porting states such as Iran Iran's
"Karine A' shipment of weapons to
the Palestinian Authority, and Iran-
ian training, weapons and money
for Hamas and Hezbollah that
seek to develop nuclear weapons
or those who would sell Moslem
terrorists nuclear weapons or deliv-
ery systems such as North Korea.
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.
Hurricane awareness meeting slated
A hurricane awareness program will be held at the Buckhead
Ridge Senior Connections Community Center, located next to the Fire
Department on U.S. 78 W, on Wednesday, June 7, 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.
Ministry hosting meeting
Hand and Hand Ministries will host a food and fellowship meeting
Thursday, June 8, at 6 p.m. at the Palmdale Community Center, at the
corner of Fifth and Main next to the fire department. Jerry Atkins of
Arcadia will be the guest speaker.
Church planning yard sale
The Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., will have a yard
sale on Saturday, June 10, starting at 8- a.m. There will. also be a
sausage gravy.and biscuit breakfast from 8 until 9 a.m. For informna-
lion, call .8631 763-4059. ;
Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual summer
camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12 during the month of
June. Camp dates are: June 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-
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 Alrboat 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 a yard sale on Friday, June 9,
and Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at
the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue Volunteer House located at the
corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee. All yard sale donations are accepted at
Peace Lutheran yard sale scheduled
Thrivent of Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, will hold
a yard sale Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the PLC Fel-
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-
'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 13, 20 and 27 at
6:30 p.m. For information, call the Everglades Baptist Church at (863)
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 regis-
tered before July 1. Call Pam at (863) 634-9280, or the camp at (863)
453-3627 for information and an application.
Mr. & 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, 2800 U.S. 441 N. This
contest is open to Okeechobee residents only. The deadline to enter is
Sunday June 11, at 5 p.m. Applications can be picked up at Kids Cor-
ner/Outpost, Bridgette Waldau Studio Graphic Design, Carolyn's Coif-
fures and the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce. For infor-
mation, contact coordinators Donnie Arnold at (863) 634-6464 or
Darlene Stokes at (863) 763-3430.
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solutions with regards to flooding and conveyance of Storm Runoff in the City and the County.
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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 in your 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.
2. Where have you seen other problems? Please provide an address, name of a
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Teen bass tourney
Thirteen-year old Matthew Morgan brought 3.2 lbs. of
fish to the scale at a recent Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc.
club bass tournament.
The Okeechobee County Parks
and Recreation Department will
hold a softball organizational
meeting for all interested man-
agers, players and officials for
Thursday, June 8, at 6 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Civic Center, 1750
U.S. 98 N.
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
Games are scheduled to begin
the week of June 26.
For information, call (863) 763-
Pop Warner grid
Pop .Warner football and
cheerleading sign-ups will take
place at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex on June 10, June 24,
July 1 and July 15 from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m.
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring
the child's last report card, a cur-
rent year physical from your doc-
tor and a copy of the child's birth
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863)
634-3482 or Albion Crowell at
The Okeechobee High School
volleyball team is hosting a June
12-16 summer volleyball camp
for girls in grades four through
The camp will be held at the
Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W.
28th St., from 9 a.m. until noon.
The cost is $50 per player and
includes a T-shirt and water bot-
tle 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.
sponsors sports camp
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor a Sports Camp July 10-14
at the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus, 610 S.W. SecondAve.
There will be two separate
sessions. The first session will be
from 9 until 11:30 a.m. and will
feature baseball for boys and soc-
cer for girls. The second session
will be from I until 3:30 p.m. and
will 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
For information contact 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
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Remember pets during a hurricane o
TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and' Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is urging Florida residents to
have a plan ready for their pets
and livestock in the event of a hur-
."An approaching hurricane
brings enough worries and people
should not wait until the last
minute to have specific plans in
place to deal with their pets and
livestock in the event of an evacua-
tion or even power outage," Bron-
son said. "The time to have the
Dlan in place is well before a
storm is bearing down."
Pet owners should keep ID tags
and vaccinations up to date. They
should also prepare a disaster kit
to take if they bring along their
pets during an evacuation or to
bring to a shelter or boarding facil-
ity. It should include: food and
water for at least three days for
each pet and a manual can open-
er; vaccination records, medica-
tions and medical records stored
in a waterproof container; written
information on medical condi-
tions, behavior problems and con-
tact numbers for the veterinarian;
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Recognizing animal control
Alma Salter, right, team leader for Project HOPE (Helping
Our People in Emergencies) presents a plaque to Okee-
chobee Animal Control Officer Gary Barber as part of
Hurricane Awareness Week. The presentation took place
at the Okeechobee First Responders/Good Neighbor Day
Ceremony held Friday, June 2 at the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Spots Complex. Project HOPE honored fire fighters,
law enforcement officials, animal control officers and
emergency management for their contributions and tire-
less efforts throughout the 2005 hurricane season. The
mission of Project HOPE is to assist hurricane survivors
In the recovery process.
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sturdy leashes, harnesses and car-
riers to transport pets safely; cur-
rent photos to help others identify
them in the event people become
separated from their pets.
People should also find out in
advance which hotels and motels
outside their immediate area will
accept pets; check with friends
and relatives if they would be able
to shelter a pet if necessary; make
a list of boarding facilities and vet-
erinary offices along an evacua-
tion route that may be able to shel-
ter animals in emergencies.
People who own horses
should also make advance
arrangements to shelter the ani-
mals in an emergency evacuation.
They can contact their local agri-
cultural extension agent or emer-
gency management authorities to
find out about shelters in the area.
Horse owners should also put
the animal's Coggins tests, veteri-
nary papers, identification photo-
graphs and other vial information
in a watertight container. They
should also have a supply, of
water, hay, feed and medications
for several days for each horse
being evacuated and prepare a
basic, portable first aid kit.
If it is not possible to evacuate a
horse, owners should make sure
every animal has durable and visi-
ble identification,, reinforce the.
barn and outbuildings with hurri-
cane straps and other measures
and modify fencing and open
gates so that horses can move to
high ground in the e eni of a floor
or lowv-l ing areas during high
People should have large con-
tainers of water ready for animals,
enough to last at least week after
the hurricane and secure an\ihing
tiat could become blowing debris
and injure the animals.
The Division of Animal Indus-
try has emergency animal shelter
and other information available
on the web at
Basinger Baptist Church plans VBS
The First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N., is hosting a
vacation Bible school July 24 -July 28 from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme for
this year is Artic Edge. Children in grades one through 12 are invited. For
information, call (863) 763-0437.
Headstart offers free program
The Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River and Okeechobee
counties is accepting applications for the Head Start and Voluntary Pre-
Kindergarten program. Ongoing recruitment will be held at 1798 N.W
Ninth Ave. Parents must provide a birth certificate. Social Security num-
ber, proof of familyincome and Florida residency. Call the Northside Head
Start office at (863) 357-8677 or (863) 357-2242 for an appointment and
Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo \\ill be held
Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce at 1863i 763-6464.
Volunteers needed to plan parade
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a committee that ill plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To become -
apart ofthe committee, call George Robinson at (863) 610-0973.
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Celebrate Great Outdoors Month
Submitted to Oke-echobee News
Joseph Graisbery and Laura Bryant
Bryant and Graisbery
Virginia Bryant and the late
"Skip" Bryant of Okeechobee are
proud to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Laura to
Joseph Graisbery of Cape May, N.J.
The prospective groom is the son
of Samuel Graisbery and Joyce
Jewell of Cape May N.J.
The wedding is planned for July
1, 2006, at Captiva Island.
The bride-to-be is a 1992 gradu-
ate of Okeechobee High School.
She earned an A.A. degree from
Valencia Community College. in
She is empl:,oed as a hostess
with the Clock Restaurant.
The groom is a 1995 graduate of
Middle Township. He attended
Rowan University. -He is employed
as an area supervisor at the Clock
After the wedding the couple
will reside in Okeechobee.
George W. Bush recognized June
as Great Outdoors Month, calling
on all Americans to spend time
enjoying the outdoors. The
Department of Environmental
Protection is celebrating the
month with a variety of outdoor
recreational programs and activi-
ties at Florida State Parks.
"From the crystal clear waters
of our freshwater springs to the
armaments preserved in cen-
turies-old forts, Florida's award-
winning state parks.offer some-
thing for everyone," said Florida
Park Service Director, Mike Bul-
lock. "During Great Outdoors
Month, I invite all Floridians to
enjoy the historical resources,
recreational opportunities and
wildlife that make our state parks
the best in the nation."
Activities during Great Out-
doors Month in Florida State
Lake Louisa Sprint Series
Triathlon, Lake Louisa State Park
June 8, 2006 6 until 8 p.m.
Sponsored by the National
Training Center of Clermont,
Florida, Lake. Louisa State Park
will serve as a host site for this
event. Athletes will compete in a
.25 mile swim, 7 mile bike ride,
and 1.5 mile run.
Tomoka State Park
June 10, 2006 9 a.m. until 3
East Central Florida history
comes to life! Visitors can talk to,
and learn from Living Historians.
Evening Cruise & Dinner,
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs
June 10, 2006-- 6 p.m.
End a lazy Saturday with a
"From the crystal clear waters of our freshwa-
ter springs to the armaments preserved in cen-
turies-old forts, Florida's award-winning state
parks offer something for everyone,"
Florida Park Service Director
relaxing cruise on the scenic
Wakulla River followed by a deli-
cious dinner iri the historic
Wakulla Springs Lodge. Reserva-
tions are required.
Old Time Dance, O'Leno
June 11,2006 -4 until 7 p.m.
Dance contra, circles and
squares to live music in our
1930's Recreation Hall located
on the banks of the Santa Fe
River. Music will be performed
by the Flying Turtles String Band,
with Dennis Ricker calling, from
4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Lessons for
beginners begin at 3:30 p.m.
2006 Estuary Wading Trips,
Don Pedro Island State Park
Join a park ranger or volun-
teer as we wade into Lemon Bay
to better observe native species.
Sein and cast nets will be avail-
able for use. Call the park for fees
Fort Tour, Fort Clinch State
June 16th, 2006
June 23, 2006-11 a.m.
A living history interpretive
program showcasing the daily
life of the 1864 Union solder at
Annual Free Kids' Fishing
Clinic, Fort Clinch State Park
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On May 24, the Foxy Divas had lunch at Chalet Suzanne in Sebring and toured the soup
factory and grounds. Enjoying the day was Queen Mother Mari Walther, Winnie Hargis,
Joy Morley, Mary Skjordal, Gloria Caldwell, Lela West, Mollie Durbin, Eve Olson, Anna-
may Kelso, and Dorothy Swartz.
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The Widows & Widowers Support Group celebrated their pride in America with a patri-
otic picnic. Twenty-eight members, along with Barbara Thompson and Agnes Foster,
wore the red, white and blue while enjoying music, games and traditional picnic food.
This group meets every Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m., for breakfast at The Clock. New
members are welcome. Call (863) 357-0297.
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accident, on May 11 around 8
a.m., that I was involved in. First
there was a man and woman
from Vision Quest that helped
me. The paramedics were there
in no time and helped secure the
scene. They helped me with my
wounds and washed the mess
off of me. It was sewer. Thanks I
sure appreciate the help. Next,
the sheriff deputies arrived and
help secure the scene even fur-
ther. Then the Florida Highway
Patrol trooper arrived. All in a
matter of minutes, and had the
scene under control. I can not
,thank these people enough.
Thanks for all the help,
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association would like to give a
special thank you to all of the
sponsors of their sixth annual
bass tournament. Sponsors
were: A-1 Hauling, Abney &
Abney Construction, Atlantic
Supply, American Aluminum,
American Roofing, Bass Electric,
Big Lake Bank, Brahma Bull,
BTC Builders, Carquest, Chap-
man Drywall, Connelly Drywall,
CP Wilson, Creech Construc-
tion, D.A. Sod, Dan's Framing,
David Brooks Enterprises,
DeHays Design, Garrard's Bait
Store, Gene Woods, Joe Pearce,
Lakeshore Marine, Lakeview
Builders, Lawrence Insurance,
Lawrence Real Estate, Master
Construction Products, O'Con-
nell Construction, Okeechobee
Fishing Headquarters, PH Ser-
vices, Pilgrim Construction,
Prestige Ready Mix, Rinker Mate-
rials, Riverside Bank, Robinson'
Electric, Roper's Cafe, Seacoast
Supply, Stark Masonry, Inc.,
Sweat Trucking & Paving, Tar-
mac America, The Alarm Store,
TNT Construction, Treasure
Coast Masonry Association,
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WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY
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MAY NIGHT YOUTH
June 17th, 2006- 9 a.m. until
Kids learn how to be responsi-
ble anglers, tie knots, cast and
more. Kids receive a free rod and
reel, bait and a hot dog lunch.
\ wildlife Week in the Park
Summer Camp Program,
Homosassa Springs Wildlife
The Friends of Homosassa
Springs are offering a two week-
long summer camp program for
children. Each morning Monday
through Friday features a differ-
ent program focusing on the dif-
ferent wildlife that resides in the
park. A graduation ceremony is
held on Saturday morning..
Docent Program, Dudley
Farm Historic State Park
June 21, 2006 9 a.m. until
Learn the Dudley Genealogy
as a docent.
Saturday Morning Dawn
Patrol, Ichetucknee Springs State.
June 24,2006-5 a.m.
Experience the Ichetucknee
in a whole new light! Bring your
own boat or kayak and join a
ranger to paddle down the river
before the park opens. See the
river at dawn before any other
park visitors. Reservations are
Cast, Catch & Cook His-
tory of Fishing, Bald Point State
Saturday, June 24, 2006 9
a.m. until 1 p.m.
Fishing has been a big part of
Bald Point for more than 13,000
years. Join us as we relive all the
different ways people have
sought fish for food and recre-
ation through our history and
The first two-time Gold Medal
winner honoring the nation's
best state park service, Florida's
state park system is one of the
largest in the country with 159
parks spanning more than
725,000 acres and 100 miles of
sandy white beach. From swim-
ming and diving in Florida's
rivers and springs to birding and
fishing or hiking and riding on
natural scenic trails, Florida's
state parks offer year-around out-
door activities for all ages. Battle
reenactments and Native Ameri-
can festivals celebrate Florida's
unique history, while art shows,
museums and lighthouses offer a
window into Florida's cultural
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TALLAHASSEE Tom Gal-
lagher, Florida's chief financial
officer, announced that two for-
mer south Florida agents have
been sentenced to 25 years in
prison for their roles in a Ponzi
scheme that bilked more than 30
investors out of $1.2 million.
Thomas A. Masciarelli, 49,
and Steven Petrarca, 55, were
convicted of aggravated white
collar crime and fraudulent
investment transactions follow-
ing an investigation by the
Department of Financial Ser-
vices, Division of Insurance
"What these individuals did
was egregious, and their sen-
tences reflect that," said Gal-
lagher, who oversees the depart-
ment. "We will not put up with
sentencedd in Ponzi scheme
Florida's investors particularly
our vulnerable elderly investors -
being preyed upon."
The department's Division of
Agent and Agency Services first
began investigating Masciarelli
and Petrarca for suspected fail-
ure to return unearned commis-
sions, but the investigation soon
led to suspicions that the two
were engaged in selling unregis-
tered securities and the Division
of Insurance Fraud was brought
in to assist. The probe revealed
the two convinced clients to liq-
uidate annuity investments and
invest in a bogus company that
would buy and sell distressed
real estate, and promised returns
of up to nine percent. No real
estate was purchased, and
investors received phony state-
The scheme snared victims in
St. Petersburg, Riviera Beach,
Gulfport, Greenacres, Lighthouse
Point, Silver Springs, Boca Raton,
Jupiter, Sarasota, North Palm
Beach, Lake Worth, Gainesville
and West Palm Beach.
Detectives arrested Masciarelli
a second time in 2005 and
charged him with stealing
$300,000 from three investors a
58-year-old woman supporting a
disabled adult daughter, an 82-
year-old woman with no family,
and an 80-year-old man suffering
from Parkinson's disease. All
three cases were nearly identical:
Masciarelli sold them fixed annu-
ities from American Investors
Life Insurance Company (AILIC)
and then later advised them to
cash out the AILIC annuities and
buy investments purportedly
offered through his own compa-
ny, Palm Beach Financial Ser-
vices, Inc. However, detectives
said Masciarelli did not invest the
funds but instead used the
money for personal and other
The Department of Financial
'Services, Division of Insurance
Fraud, investigates various forms
of fraud in insurance, including
health, life, auto, property and
workers' compensation insur-
ance. To report fraud, visit
www.fldfs.com or call the
department's Fraud Fighters Hot-
line at 1-800-378-0445. A reward
of up to $25,000 may be offered
for information leading to an
arrest and conviction.
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We still sing the old inspired hymns.
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(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
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SuDmiLeU 10 LUo Cl[UUKee I'cJo t DiB Di clu
The following students received the Florida Bright Futures Medallion scholarships at the
Okeechobee High School Scholarship Night presentation. They were (front row left to
right) Allyson Douglas, Catherine Spangler, Erica Pope, Jael Medina-Carrion and Aman-
da Rodriguez; (second row left to right) Lara Stanley, Esteban Anselmo, Sonya Smith,
Anastasia Letcher and Kati McWaters; (third row left to right) Brittany Sumbler, Sean
Rippy, Amber Wagoner, Shanna Furphy, Kaitlin Harris and Kyle Tate; (fourth row left to
right) Gavin Koepke, Robyn Hedges, Emily Peterson, Lynsey Wright, Justin Merriman,
Shana Neal, Jeremy Hoglo and Joe Osteen.
El Centro Santa Fe awarded scholarships to deserving students at the Okeechobee High
School Scholarship Night presentation. The El Centro Santa Fe presenters and recipi-
ents are (in no particular order) Juan Tagle, Nancy Vega, Maria Vargas, Magdalena
Ascencio, Misael Torres, Nancy Olivares, Priscilla Orozco, Sister Elinor Sevigny and
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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
Thursday at 2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "X MEN-3" (PG-13}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15,7 and9 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 an'd9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at2, 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-
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learnifii Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serV-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in a
school setting. Child Find provides
free screenings on speech and lan-
guage, development, vision, and
hearing. For information, contact
Debbie Wagner at (800) 358-8525.
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents.
Permanent and part-time volun-
teers provide direct patient sup-
port services such as companion-
ship, telephone contacts, letter
reading, main caregiver relief and
other non-medical assistance.
They also assist Hospice in fund
raising, clerical and office support.
Age is not a barrier. Forinforma-
tion, visit Hospice of Okeechobee
at 411 S.E. Fourth St., Okee-,
chobee, or call (863) 467-2321.
* Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,.
offers a service to youth and chilh
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required safe-
ty equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safe heck decal will be
placed on Mfs that meet all the
requirement. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.
care for ferrets
S The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets.
For information, call (863) 763-
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
S use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and pick
out what they need. There is no
charge and anyone is welcome.
This is not restricted to veterans.
Call the Post at (863) 763-2950.
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service for
adults seeking volunteer work.
Volunteer as little as four hours a
week or as many as 20 hours.
Morning, afternoon, and evening
shifts are available. Many opportu-
nities currently exist. Please con-
tact the lobby desk at Raulerson
Hospital for a Volunteer Applica-
tion. For information, call (863)
763-2151, ext. 3312. The hospital's
Volunteen Program (ages 14-17)
begins in June.
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11am, Saturday June 24,
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DACHSHUND: Call to ID.
DOG, Bloodhound. Call to
MICROPHONE- Found Mon-
day May 22nd., 441 S.,
Please call to identify.
PUG, Female, on Tues., May
23rd, in vicinity of SE 26th St.,
Okeechobee. Call to identify.
PUPPY, Female, chocolate
colored, on SR 80 in front of
Johnson Engineering. Call to
STUFFED TOY- Found on
1/4/06 on the Lake Okeecho-
bee Scenic trail. Taylor Creek
/Jaycee Park 863-357-0448
ZIPPO LIGHTER, engraved,
found in Okeechobee DOF
parking lot. Call to identify.
BLOOD HOUND, Lost in Treas-
ure Island (behind Brewski's).
Black & Tan. Missing 05/21.
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER, Fe-
male, 1 year old, Med. brown
w/little white on chest. 5/28,
Platt's Bluff (863)467-1169
LONG HAIRED DACHSHUND-
Mis.ing Irorn Oiler Cr-eei.
.ra 05,',2j.06 ec l ed Med
(561) 2.*2654 Reward
LOST: YORKIE in SE secrorn.
MINIATURE POODLE M COCO
Color & name. Fairily Per vic
of SE 36 Terrace oil Hwy
710. 863-6-34-1492 Reward
WALLET, Black, means, rin
5.2406 near Ed' Auto Parl;
in Okeeo roee LIBERAL
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD- lyr
Sold, F, spayed, lovable, great
w/kids. Needs room to run.
DOGS, Mixed,.black male &
en Retriever Puppies: Free to
good home. (863)447-5305
PARAKEETS, 2 males.
PLASTIC MARINE TANK- 28
gal., 2 -6 gal tanks, perfect
cond., you dispose of old
PUPPIES, 5 weeks old,
Amedcan Bulldog & Red Nose
Pit mixed. (863)635-3918
WOOD & ROOFING SECTION:
Free, You haul.
makes yo a more informed
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Job Training 227
A/C SERVICE TECH/INSTALLER
S w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, CleanDL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401K.
Also.taking apple's for Helpers
Available must have a 2 or 4
year degree in accounting or
related field, good computer
and communication skills a
plus, Benefits Available.
Fax resume to:
(863)763-6169 or Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
CONSTRUCTION FIELD TECH
Requires basic survey
knowledge and computer
skills, able to learn GPS
system. Must be energetic &
motivated. Competitive pay
plus benefits. (800)537-3031
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Experienced Mature Teachers
Building Blocks Academy
F/T positions available.
Great pay, working
environment & benefits
Energetic,Self motivated per-
son who loves children to
work for busy Childcare Cen-
ter. 863-467-5588 orfax
resume to 863-467-7560
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,
AP, cash flow, & month end
close. Competitive salary &
benefits. Send resume to:
Fax 561-799-5650 email:
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HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items In
ELECTRICIAN & MECHANIC
Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation
has immediate needs for an experienced
SElectrician 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-
Positions offer good pay, bonus potential, over-
time, retirement plan, 401-K, health, dental, vision,
life, short & long term disability, 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
Salary 436,000 $50,278 DOQ
Cle% iston is a rapidly growing, vibrant
Florida State Retirement
Abundant Overtime/Paid Details
Merit based step pay plan
Supplemental 457 savings plan with
3% city match-
Generous vacation/sick leave with
annual sick lewv'ebuy back option
11 paid holidays
Take home vehicle within 5 miles of
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
T& 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
Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc., a leader in
therapeutic educational programs for youth-at-
risk, seeks an Education Coordinator to join our
program in Okeechobee, FL.
As as Education Coordinator you'll help children
go beyond the limitations of textbooks and rigid
lesson plans. It's an extraordinary opportunity to
implement student curricula, ensure the
development of balanced educational programs,
and improve the quality of the learning process
program-wide. You'll supervise teaching staff,
establish education goals, and work to reintegrate
program graduates into local school systems.
Bachelor's degree and state teaching certification
(or eligibility) required. Two years teaching
required, one of which is preferred to have been in
the special education. Master's degree and super-
vision in special education strongly preferred.
For immediate consideration apply
online at www.eckerdyouth.org or fax resume to
Margie James at: 727-442-5911
EOE, Drug Free Work, M/F/D/V
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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL or PART TIME
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeechobee Neb Is An Equal Opportunity Employer
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Class A & B CDL Required.
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(gladesec.com
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
PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED:Class A
Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs.
All the miles you can legally
handle!!! Come drive for All
American Xpress! Late Mod-
el Equipment, No Touch
Freight, No East Coast. 2yrs
verifiable experience. Good
AMERICA'S DRIVING ACADE-
MY Start your driving career!
Offering courses in CDL A.
One tuition feel Many pay-
ment options! No registration
fee! (888)808-5947 in-
DATA ENTRY! Work From
Anywhere. Flexible Hours.
Personal Computer Re-
quired. Excellent Career Op-
portunity. Serious Inquiries
Only (800)344-9636 Ext.
DRIVERS for Central Florida
Local & National OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
Drivers CDL A "Honey I'm
Great Pay & Benefits!! Special
Orientation Pay for Exp. Ddv-
ers! Paid Training for School
Grads! Cypress Truck Lines,
DRIVERS $1500.001 bonus
every 6 months. OTR, Excel-
lent home time, New Equip-
ment, 1 year Experience
Class A with tank & hazmat.
THERAPISTS WANTED- LI-
CENSED SLPS in Miami-
Dade and Broward counties.
Bilingual a plus. Per diem &
F/T. Bilinguals Inc. Child &
(866)696-0999 x1 22
Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
-Medical and Life Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
.. For an interview please call:
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440
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
Raulerson Hospital has been serving the
community for 27 years. We offer a full range
of medical and surgical services and state of the
art practices. Become part of our team and
you'll feel right at home .in our friendly,
caring community Hospital.
The opportunities you %%ant for our career
are s waiting!
FT- Floor Technician
PT & PRN- Dietary Tech
--FT -Nuclear Med Technologist
FT -Ultrasound Tech
FT & PRN -Physical Therapist
FT & PRN -Physical Therapist Assistant
For Consideration, please come to Human Resources and complete
and employmentapplication. Log on to www.raulersonhospital.com
for additional information & other opportunities. EOE
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 H vy. 441
North. Okeechobee, Fl
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youP used Items by sel-
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WANT HOME MOST WEEK-
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$.42/mile company drivers
$1.22 for Operators! 12
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$400,000 +/yr How Good Are
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er seeks TWO sales profes-
sionals to teach my business
to. Top producers currently
averaging $30-$40K per
month. PLEASE, serious in-
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When you want something
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FOR CDL CLASS A
Excellent Benefits Available
CLASS A OR B
401 K Savings Plan
FOR MORE INFORMATION
ASK FOR CHARLES
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Full Time 0205
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft.;
new. Get ready for hurri-
canes. $750 (239)297-4006
FRIDGE, GE, Magic Chef glass
top range, Whirlpool wash-
er/dryer, 2 AC ': $1200 will
sell sep. (863)467-8723
REFRIGERATOR- good condi-
tion, 4yrs :,id whie $200
(239)872-11.3 Alva FL
STOVE- Electric, Newer model
w/oven, Beige, Works good.
Hardly used. $175.
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool,. super capacity, 3yrs
old, excellent condition $350
(239)872-1213 AlvaFL -
STORAGE SHED- 8'x12',Some
* storm damage. You haul.
ALL STEEL BUILDING SALE!
*' DFl i Free Bonus!" 20x28
lUw $4200. 25x32 $5800.
30x42 $9200. 40x62
$14,900. Other models and
sizes. Front end optional.
CHAIN LINK FENCING- approx
30', $100 (863)677-0010
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
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Full Time 0205
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
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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
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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.
HomeOwners! BAD CREDIT
PLEASE APPLY! BK's, late
mortgage payments, Fico
scores to 475! 24-hour ap-
provals. NO Payments until-
July 1st. FL Licensed Mort-
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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs,
ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No ob to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 5698
Is Stress Ruining Your Rela-
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DIANETICS by L. Ron Hub-
bard Call (813)872-0722 or
send $8.00 to Dianetics,
3102 N. Habana Ave., Tam-
pa FL 33607.
HUNT ELK; Red Stag, Buffalo,
hunting license $5.00; Sea-
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have a No-Game-No Pay
puiicy -Book now! Days
children, etc. Only one sig-
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Auto, Bike, Malls, Shopping
Centers, Pedestrian, Chil-
PHOTO ID CARDS
Eliii, Ouuit Fui
Call (863)763-5553' '
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Togs & Games 730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C, 3%/ ton, asking $300 or
best offer. (863)675-2598
A/C- For Travel Trailer, Dual
Therm, '05, 120v, 1 phase,
1500 BTU Used 1/2 yr.
A/C UNITS- 3 ton, Air & heat,
DISHWASHER, Maytag De-
luxe, black. $100 or best offer.
ELECTRIC STOVE- Whirlpool,
Good condition. $50.
DINING SET with 4 chairs,
iron and glass. $750.
(863)467-1020 after 6pm.
Haverty's white washed oak.
$350. (863)467-1020 after
LIVING ROOM SET, 3-piece, 2
loveseats & 1 chair. Good
MATTRESS, BOX SPRING &
FRAME: King Size. $175 or
best offer. (863)675-6142
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4FC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
2346 U.S. 27 North
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
RECLINER- Barca Lounger,
Retail $900. Like new. Wood
arms & side. Light tan.
ROCKING CHAIR, w/ matching
footstool. $35 Labelle
SERTA MATTRESS- Queen,
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
REVOLVER 38 CAL Stainless
steel Taurus, 2" barrel, like
new with extras, $375
ROSSI 410 SHOTGUN- Com-
bination, .22 rifle, S/S w/
ammo and case. $125.
417 W.S. Park
WATCH, Gold & Sterling Sil-
ver: Ladies. Clips on wrist.
Made by New Mevico Indians.
-1l5 -e, 8631357-2233
PORCH ROCKERS (4) Weath-
ered. $100 for all, will sep.
WHEELCHAIR, Power, with leg
attachment, foot plate, battery
operated w/plugin. Great cond.
$1200 neg. (863)801-6149
I Hunting & Fis
TODDLER BED: Pink, White &
Blue, Little Tykes. House
Shaped headboard w/ft.
board. $50. (863)467-7295
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
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
STAR WARS: Toys & Col-
lectable's. $100 or best offer
takes entire collection.
COMPACT PRESARIO- Win.
XP, with mouse & keyboard.
COMPAQ PASARIO, Windows
98, Just upgraded. New CD
Burner, etc. $175.
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
BED, Twin: Good condition.
No stains. $50. or best offer.
BEDROOM SUITE- King sz
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.
CHEST, 3 Drawer, Pine. $40.
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $650
COMPUTER DESK, Large, $40
COUCH & LOVE SEAT- Yellow
background, Burgundy &
white flower. Gold fringe at
COUCH, Tan, Very good con-
dition. $125. LeBelle
END TABLE SET, 3 pc., $75.
(863)357-0223 after 6pm
$500 Police Impounds, Cars
from $500! Tax Repos, US
Marshal and IRS sales! Cars,
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's,
Honda's, Chevy's and more!
For listings Call
ARCADE GAMES, (2), Miss
Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100 will sell
CAR HAULER- Hauls up to 4
cars, Needs axles. $700.
DAVID BROWN MACHINE,
$1000 or will separate for
FLAT BED TRAILER- Miller,
'71, Tilt deck, Dual tandems,
Holds up to 18,000 Ibs.
PLASTIC 55 GAL DRUMS-
$100 for all or will sell separ-
ate (863)697-1168 Okee-
FLUTE, with case. Excellent
condition. Paid $600, asking
$200 (863)635-3918 Babson
BICHON FRISE, Male, born
10/9/05, purebred w/papers.
Up to date on shots & tags.
BLUE QUAKER PARROTS-
Rare, sweet & bonded. 8
mths. Cage/nesting box incl.
CANARY, beautiful singer,
$55. cage available.
DACHSHUND PUPPY, 7 wks.
old. Black & Tan, Male.
DOVES- various colors $10
each. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm. LaBelle area.
PARROTS: Breeding Parrots
(Variety) & Baby parrots. Blue
ront & Orange Wing Amazons
PET BABY PYGMY fainting
PET SHEEP- Baby. 6 months
old. $100 (863)675-0247.
PIT & KURR MIX PUPS- all
males, large heads, ready to
go $50 (863)634-8203
PUPPIES, Miniature Dachs-
.hunds, parents on premises,
w/papers, ready to go 6/27/06
$700 (863)634-2479 anytime.
PUPPY, Puggle, female, hon-
ey tan w/black on face, w/pa-
pers. 6 mos. Playful. House
trained. $400 (863)634-6184
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RED NOSED PIT BULL PUPS:
$150 each. (863)763-2668
SHITZU, Male, Pure bred
w/papers. 1 yr. old. House-
broken. Beautiful. Must sell.
TABBY/ TIGER KITTENS- Free
to good home only! 6 wks.,
litter trained. 4 left, kid
TROPICAL FISH & AFRICAN
CICIHLIDS $2000. Will sep-
YORKIPOO PUPPY, CKC reg.
Adorable, shots & vet
ZEBRA FINCH, (2), cage
NIKON MOTOR DRIVE MD4
Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", w/all hardware, hos-
es & garbage disposal. $45.
HOT WATER TANK, Electric,
40 gallon, fast recycle. $35.
SWIMMING POOL: 31/2xl6Ft.,
Vinyl. Like new. Extra acces-
sories + chemicals. $150.
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BILLIARDS TABLE- Older,
model, Felt needs to be re-
CROSSBOW, Barnett com-
mando. $75 (239)246-3549
ALPINE SPEAKERS- 10", Set,
Type S, in box with amp.
CAR CD PLAYER, Pioneer
DEH-P47DH, Super Tuner,
Retail $300 Sell $200. (in
CASSETTE TAPES- Oldie's But
Goodies, Approx. 60. $25.
Sharp, 25'. wori remole
needs eprfogtammning, 1.30 .
TV, Toshiba. BIG SCREEN 55
Floo0r Model w,'remoTiie A,'-
ing i600 Cir tiesi oiler ,
BRAD PAISLEY, (2), on
Friday, 8/4/06, in WesI Palm
8-15ft LITTLE GIANT A
FRAME LADDER- $800
ARM SAW, Sears, radial, $75.
(863)675-2598 Iv. msg
CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW- all
metal housing w/port. cabi-
net. Extra blades. $125.
GENERATOR, 1350, runs
good, four 110 outlets. $200
or best offer. (863)697-9704
GENERATOR: TITAN, Brand
new. Never used. Value $4350
Now $2500. (863)675-4079
Master Slim Jim Kit: Books,
Rods, Shims. Unlock cars,
trucks or imports. New. $300,
Now $100. (863)763-3551
NASCAR RACING WHEEL-
w/pedals. For Windows or
DOS computer games. $20.
KIRBY CARPET CLEANER,
all attachments. $500
KITCHEN CABINETS, Used,
uppers & lowers, for garage
MRE's: Meals Ready To Eat
Buying All-Top Dollar Payed
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
419 W.S. Park
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
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
APHA BAY GELDING 4YRS.-
Not for beginners, Good for
English/Westerri $4500 or
best offer. (772)201-7633
APPALOOSA HORSE Regis-
tered. $1000. Call for more
APPALOOSA HORSES (2)
Registered. $2000. for both,
will sep. Call for more info.
BLUE ROAN STALLION, 9
mos., old, very gentle, no bad
habits, halter & lead broken, all
shots. $1000 (863)673-0065
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
FREE PAINT GELDING- 6 yrs.,
curr. coggins, shots current,
NOT begginers/childs horse.
MARE 8yrs old trail broke,
rides English & Western,
sound, bay color. $2000
Palamino Paint Gelding, 6
years old, 15 hands, used for
trail, loads, ties, good ride.
$1000 neg. (863)634-9314 .
SMALL CHESTNUT MARE,
Flaxen main & tail, 8 years old.
SORREL 1YR.- wht paint colt,
"Out of Dash For Cash". 16.1
hand TB,Nice hunter/jumper.
SORREL GELDING, 2 yrs. old,
SORREL MARE, 8 yrs. old,
Welch Pony, 4 yrs. old, 11
hands high, also mini horse,
28" high, $1550.
WESTERN SHOW SADDLES
(2) black, lots of silver. 15"
seat, & 17" seat $1000 will
GRADER / SNOW BLADE, For
John Deere Garden Tractor
GoaJd Condilion Nen $350.
Now $10J. (772)971-947'4
LAWN MOWER, Cratisman.
LT 2000, 18''? np, 2" Boughl
5/05. Used 6 nrs $900 or gjoilt
LEAF BLOWER- hand neld,
excellent cond $40.
MANTIS COMPOST TWIN: OH
the grounc. 2 Tin Bushel Ca-
pacity Bin Composter FNamed.
MOWER, 4', good gear nD",
310 snail 3 pomn hook up,
ieeds deci,k & wliades. $100
MURRAY 21" 5 HP- Sell pro-
pelled mower, new blade,
synth. oil, well maint. Like
new $75. (863)484-0110
NEW DUMP LAWN CART-
asking $150 (863)357-5754
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PUSH MOWER- Murray, 20",
with bagger, good condition,
RIDING MOWER Snapper,
30", 14 hp, runs good, older
model, $150 (863)467-0085
RIDING MOWER, Allis Chalm-
ers, 42" cut, 16hp, Bolins
cast iron eng., $550.
RIDING TRACTOR LAWN,
MOWER, Wheel Horse, 42"
cut, $750. (863)763-3451 '
SNAPPER- 12 HP Rear engine.
Great shape. $550.
TroyBilt Tiller bhp, $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
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
New, 1/1 @ $750 & 2/1 @
$850. Lease, References,
SW OKEECHOBEE, NEW 2BR
$850 & 1BR $750 for lease,
No pets or smoking. Call
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
OAK LAKE VILLA 2BR/2BA,
$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
Brand New 3BR/2BA in Dixie
Ranch Estates. Private, quiet,
includes washer & dryer, lawn
& water system maintenance.
$1100/mo. 1st, last & $500
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,
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Tile Liv. Rm., No HOA. $1195.
mo. Lawrence Associates.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile 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
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
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.
How do you find a Job In
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
OKEECHOBEE, 12 Acres near
Hwy 441 & 98, monthly rent
$100/acre. Barn Ponds, Well
water, Fenced. 561-798-1960.
AIR BOAT HULL, Fiberglass
w/good polymer & home
made tandem axle trailer.
$1000 neg. (863)227-2954
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House. 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
.OKEE.- Remodeled 2br, l1/
ba, 2 Story, Fenced patio/ Oak
Lake Apartments. $91,900.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
NEW HOME- $115,000, on
your lot, 3br, 2ba, Ig LR, Kit
w/ apple, 1 car gar. Lawrence
CBS, Fixer-upper. 2,500 sq. ft.
$115i,000 or best offer for
.quick closing. (863)801-3155
Investment Properties: 1/1
Park Model Condo; 3/2 CBS
Home, 3 new 1/1 CBS Con-
do's & a new 2/1 CBS Con-
do. PGI 57K. $480k for all!
Serious Inquiries Only!
1st YEARS PAYMENTS ARE
ON US!* Dockable Lakefront
Lots from $149,900! 1 +
Acre Lake Access Lots from
49,9001 Giant 72,000 acre
lake only 2 hrs from Atlanta.
Next available showing on
Saturday, June 24th. Call for
your appointment NOW!
(877)426-2326 X. 1344.
Some restrictions apply.
Qualified buyers only. Rates
and terms subject to change
w/o notice. Offer void where
prohibited by law.
6.24 Acresl Excellent Invest-
ment Opportunity Property.
1-95 & Hwy 17, First Exit in
Florida. Joins 95 Ramp, 15
minutes JAX International.
1.6m obo (904)321-2679.
Homes from $10,000! 1-3
bedroom available! HUD, Re-
pos, REO, etc. These homes
must sell! For listings call
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS.
FREE COLOR BROCHURE &
TACULAR VIEWS HOMES,
CABINS, CREEKS & INVEST-
MENT ACREAGE. Cherokee
Mountain GMAC Real Estate.
BENT TREE Golf and Tennis,
Gated Community in the
North Georgia Mountains
with Clubhouse, Pools, Lake,
Stables. Homes and Lots
available. Craft, Inc.
Coastal Southeast Georgia.
Large wooded water access
marsh, view, lakefront, and
golf oriented homesites from
the mid $70k's. Live oak,
pool, tennis, golf.
EUFAULA, AL WATERFRONT
1/2 to 3 acres from the 40's.
Gated with Planned club-
house, docks, and boat
ramp. 2 hours from Atlanta &
the coast. Rolling terrain,
Lakefront and Lakeview Prop-
erties Nestled in the hills of
Tennessee on the shores of
ristine Norris Lake. Call
lakeside Realty at
(423)626-5820 Or visit
Properties Located in Polk. Hardee & Highlands County
Home Lakefront Homesites *
* Residential Development Tracts *
* Wooded Homesites Ranch Land
Investment Pro erties *
Jet Sklis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenental + 2 extra
motors & hub Like new Wood
prop $3500. 863-673-1963
Aluminum Boat, 14'6" long,
25hp mtr., w/trailer, $750.
LAKEFRONT PARCELS FOR
SALE Gorgeous lakefront
and view lots. Awesome
views. On 46K acre Lake
Barkley, 90 min to Nashville.
Great for 2nd/retirement
home. 1 to 40+ acres from
the $40's. Call
Mortgage Brokers/ loan offi-
cers/ branch managers-
ready to take the next step in
your mortgage career?
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
TENNESSEE GRAND OPEN-
ING! Swan Ridge Lake Re-
sort, a private, gated
common ity wiboth lake-
view and mountain-view
homesites. Lots starting at
$29,900. CALL TODAY!
TENNESSEE NORRIS LAKE,
MOST BEAUTIFUL OF TEN-
NESSEE LAKES with 800
miles of shoreline. Water-
view and waterfront lots from
Realty.com Sunset Bay Real-
TN- CUMBERLAND PLATEAU
1.to 5 acre parcels from the
$40's. Amazing rolling vista
views. Close to parks &
lakes. Planned clubrouie
laiure fills. Call for ariol
VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres with
frontage on very large pris-.-
tine creek, very private, ex-
cellent fishing, canoeing,
Jood access, rear NewRiv-
ir Trail Sijle Par.', $39,500.
sww mouniairinoIVA i:orm
Western New Mexico Private
74 Acre Ranch $129,990
Mt. Views, trees, rolling hills,.
pasturelanrd wildlilde bourc-r
GLM. Pijoresque iurrieSile
at 6,700' elevation. Horse-
back riding, hiking, hunting.
Perfect family ranch, elec-
tricity. 100% financing.
WNC Mountains 3.84 Acres
w/ view and hardwood trees.
Owner financing at $65,280
w/little down. This one won't
last call today
(800)699-1289 or www.riv-
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 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.
TRAILER DOOR- good shape,
73x32,; $25 (863)357-5754
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/2BA,
No pets. 1 year lease required.
$650/mo. + $1200 sec.'
Mobile Home, BHR, 2/1, fur-
nished, no pets, $700 mo.,
1st, last & security.
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 3BR/2BA,
, p700' .i', ti, last & security
deposit. No Pets
JUST BRING YOUR CLOTHES
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/1 ba, all
Inclusive, .Okeechobee area.
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
PALM HARBOR HOMES Fac-
tory Model Center LARGEST
in America! Modular and
SALE! Call for FREE Color
Cadillac Deville, '92,
looks/runs good, interior per-
fect, leak in trans. line,
$1200 neg. (309)472-1561
CAMARO Z28 80- auto, all
original, nice restoration pro-
ject, $1700 neg.
(863)634-6601 Ive msg.
Camaro Z28 '84 no motor/
-trans. Good project. $300
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
Aluminum boat trailer made
by Pioneer, will hold up to a
20ft boat, single axle, 14" tires.
BOAT, 14 Ft. Alum. Low hrs.,
Late Model, .15 hp Evinrude.
Minkota Trolling w/galv. trailer.
$1800 Firm 863-467-4992
Boat trlr 32'. $2000 obo.
Hydric brake/lights. 27 1/2'
Bayliner as-is on trir free
FISHING BOAT, 14 Ft., Fiber-
glass, Swivel seats, 9.9 Mari-
ner eng. on galv. trailer. $1500
or best offer. (863)763-3551
JET BOAT: SEADOO 1996,
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, l00hp Johnson,
real good shape. $1500 or
best offer. (863)467-5725
PRIVATEER, '80, 20', w/Yama-
ha 115 '98 & trailer, mostly
rebuilt, includes extras,
great shape, $4500.
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.
ARGOSY AIRSTREAM, '78,
Limited Edtion, exc. cond.,
$10 000 lirm
FLAGSTAFF '86, 23ft pop-up,
central air and heat, refrigera-
tor, sleeps 6. $4250
Holiday Rambler, '82. 35'
long, end. porch, in very
nice park on canal, $2500 or
)esi oner 18631634-8343
MOTOR HOME: Low miles.
New tires. Very. good condi-
tion. $2000 or best offer.
AMERICAN STAR- 5TH Wneel-
er '9i. New i rpel Ftridge &
hres Veryp Qioa r ape.
$12 000. 1.863)3 *.ib
BOAT MOTOR: 225 Mercury
Optimax w/25" Shaft. Warranty
1il 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
MARINE RADIO- Poilari Ma-
rine 2 w" y, 5125
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
HARLEY DAVIDSON '86,
Sportster, Bell drive, alot of
chrome, big tank & big seat.
HONDA GL 1100 1985, Runs
great. $1800 or best offer.
SUNLINE SOLARIS TRAVEL
TRAILER: 24 Ft., 2005, Excel-
lent condition. 0 Trip- miles.
Queen Bed. Paid $24,500. Will
sacrifice for $17,500 or best
offer. (863)357-2891 Iv. msg.
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars -4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 405-5
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Tailers 4065
BUICK STATION WAGON, '88,
needs transmission, $250.
CADILLAC '92- 2dr, SW edi-
tion, new starter/headliner.
Runs, Looks great. $1000.
CADILLAC DEVILLE 1988,
Vintage edition. Dark metallic
silver, beige interior. Faux con-
vertible top. Vogue tires. New
battery/brakes. Florida car. All
the bells & whistles. Low mile-
age. Exc. cond. $8900 best of-
fer. (863)467-4811 Okee
DODGE SHADOW 92, Auto-
Tniii A/C works. Asking
1.1500 or best offer.
FORD EXPLORER 1991, ma-
roon, looks/runs good, low
mileage. $2500 neg. Call
after 6pm. (863) 635-3929
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
MERCEDES BENZ '99, 4 cyl.,
4.3 L Super Charge. 5 spd.,
Auto. trans. Fully Loaded. 76K.
MERCEDES SLC '79- Silver,
new a/c, alt, belts. Runs, good
trans., 196k, hit on pass. side
dr. $600. (305)668-7785
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS,
!86, cold a/c, good transpor-
tation, can be seen at JJ Au-
to, $600. (863)946-3570
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 1993,
Runs great. A/C, Stereo.
NEONS '96- l21 1.800 FOR
NISSAN STANZA, 90, needs
transmission, 38k mi. on en-
gine, asking $1000 or best
TOYOTA CELICA 198 $700
Runs gr aj Siiic 'siru. Great
on gas. A/C. Stereo.
(863)984-5597 _: '
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/Truck. Please call
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD 1959,
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
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.
JEEP CHEROKEE, '86, good
running gear, good motor,
4x4, good buggy $500
ALUMINUM RIMS Ford
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
FRONT BUMPER GUARD,
chrome, w/light guards for
'98 Chevy Tahoe & more,
$125 neg. (863)675-0705
PONTIAC BONIVILLE- '94,
Runs good, New tires. Front
end damage. $400 or best
RIMS, 22" & TIRES, fits late
model Chevy full size, 65%
tread on tires, asking
RIMS, (4) 16" Alum., w/covers
for '99 and up Ford, 8 lug.
Third Seat, brand new, for '99
Ford Expedition, $200.
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $500
CHEVY '88- 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
sm block, 4spd w/low'lst
gear, $1500 (863)634-5421
DODGE DAKOTA P/UP 1989,
$1400 (863)843-0156 LaBelle
FORD RANGER XLP 88, 5sp,
runs & looks good, $1500.
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 F100 1976, 300, 6 cyl.,
4 spd. w/A/C. Good work
truck. $800 or best offer.
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
need, body work. $900 or
Oest oiler (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.
FORD F150 XLT '91, 4x4,
5.8 automatic, runs but
need; work $1200 or be.l
CHEVY S10 BLAZER 1994
.-4 V6, Vore.' engine. A,'C,
Great[ srape. $2800.
FORD EXPLORER 1993, Red,
Runs good. Cold A/C.
$2500. 863-63-1-0512 or
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE '93,
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 94,
4.0, 2wd, needs cam bearings
& seal. Has new transmission.
$900 (239)768-1015 aft. 5pm
JEEP GRAND WAGONEER
1991, 62K org. mis. Garage
kept. $2500 or best offer.
DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 14X7,
4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex-
tra heavy duty, elec brakes
CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1993,
165K mls., FM'CD Looks
great. Runs a Inle rougri Ask-
ing $1800 (863)467-1000
DODGE 1992 CONVERSION
VAN, TV, VCR, Play Station,
Captains Seats, A/C. Good.
cond. $2400 (863)634-8854
FORD VAN 1500- $350.
PLYMOUTH GRAND VOYAG-
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.
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on June 16, 2006, at
9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute
713.78 for unpaid towing and storage
charges. Year, make, model and v1h
are as follows.
1996 Plymouth Neon
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's.
140058 ON 6/7/2006
The most important
20 minutes of your day is
the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
15241 Stagg St. this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Money Back Guarantee
NOTICE OF OUA MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet In regular
session on Tuesday June 13, 2006 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority Offices, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okeechobee Utility Authority will conduct a Pub-
lic Hearing as soon after 8:30 A.M. as possible to consider modifications to the
OUA rate Schedule fot water and wastewater.
All interested parties for or against the proposed modifications can be heard at said
ime and place. The needs of the hearing and or visually impaired persons shall
be met by contacting the Executive Director at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours In
advance of the Public Hearing.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need
a record of proceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal Is based. Such person may provide a court re-
corder, stenographer, or a tape recorder for such verbatim record.
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
John F. Hayford
Executive Director, OUA
140010 ON 6/7/06
A public auction for surplus fixtures, furniture, equipment and vehicles will be held
Saturday, June 17, 2006 at the Okeechobee County Road & Bridge Department,
located at 804 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Viewing hours for the
surplus items and equipment will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the auction will begin at
All surplus items, equipment and vehicles will be auctioned "As Is" to the highest
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For further information, please contact Russell Rowland at (863) 763-1811.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Sharon Robeltson, Clerk
139384 ON 6/7,14/06 "