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Vol. 97 No. 163 Monday, June 12, 2006 504 Plus tax

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Chamber not
soliciting money
A company posing as the
Okeechobee County Cham-
ber of Commerce soliciting
local businesses for advertis-
ing is not associated with the
S local Chamber.
Please refer any calls from
this company to the Chamber
office at (863) 763-6464.
The Chamber of Com-
merce does not solicit over the
phone Any Chamber of Cord-
merce campaign will be in
writing and will deal directly
with the Chamber office at 55
S. ParrottAve.

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

Pool closed
The pool at the Sports
Complex is closed due to
problems with the pump. To
find out when the pool will
reopen, please call (8631 467-

Flag disposal
ceremony planned
Flag disposal will be held
Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.
at the American Legion Post
#64, 501 N.E. Second St. Cub
Scout Pack 964 will assist Post
#64 in this program. The pub-
lic is cordially invited to attend.
Bring you children so they can
learn about our flag.

Drought Index
Current: 581
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.39 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
15.03 feet
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea

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Royal Concrete: Breaks ground in Okeechobee

Olreechooee News/Pete Gawda
Thursday, June 8 was a big day for Royal Concrete Concepts (RCC). On that date the
company broke ground at the 180-acre site of their new plant on U.S. 98 across from
the Okeechobee County Industrial Park. Taking part in the ceremony were, left to right,
Scott Nelson, RC.C director of construction, Vaughn Stoll, RCC chief financial officer,
Dean Lock, RCC chief executive officer, Roger Miller, Enterprise Florida, Ken Treadwell,
RCC general counsel and member of the board of directors, John Albert, RCC director
of marketing, Doug Prevatt, Wally Sanger, RCC president. Mark Kassane, RCC plant
manager, and John Abney, chairman of the Okeechobee County Commission.

New plant could create 1,000 jobs
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News

There is good news for Okee-
chobee's labor market. Ground
was broken Thursday, June 8,
for the Royal Concrete Concepts
plant that could eventually
employ up to 1,000 people.
The plant will manufacture
pre-cast concrete houses and
"This is the day the Lord has
made, we will rejoice and be
glad in it," said Ken Treadwell,
general council and member of
the board of directors of Royal
Concrete Concepts, quoting
Psalm 118:24.
"We certainly have a lot to be
thankful for," he added. ,
A large crowd of city and
county officials and business
leaders gathered for the occa-
sion at the plant site located
across U.S. 98 from the Okee-
chobee County Industrial Park.
"Wally has a great vision," Mr.
Treadwell said referring to com-
pany founder, Wally Sanger.
"I want to thank the commu-
nity; we're looking forward to

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In recognition of the June 8, groundbreaking ceremony
held by Royal Concrete Concepts for their new plant on
U.S. 98, the Okeechobee County Board of County Com-
missioners adopted a proclamation recognizing the
plant's positive impact on the county and designating
June 8 "as a day of celebration". Commission chairman
John Abney, right, presented a copy of the proclama-
tion to Wally Sanger, president of the company, at the
groundbreaking ceremony.

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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Recognitions and FCAT
scores will be the highlight of
the June 13 school board meet-
By the time of the meeting,
the FCAT school grades might
be announced by the state.-
Sharon Suits, director of K-12
accountability & assessment, is
scheduled to present school
grades and FCAT scores to the
board .
A number of other routine
items wilfocicup the board.
The board will act on 10 rec-
ommendations for expulsion,
one from Yearling Middle

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School and the remainder from
New Endeavor High School.
The agenda calls for action
on adoption of board policies
on wellness policy and termi-
nal and vacation leave pay. The
board is also scheduled to
amend policies on perform-
ance 'grade schools, student
assignments, district assign-
ments, alcohol and drug-free
workplace suspension with
partial or no pay, authorized
travel expenses and student
transportation and school bus
*' The board will consider"
declaring the site of the old
See FCAT -Page 2

Water planning is a group effort

By MaiyAnn Morris
Special to Okeechobee News
In Sunday's issue, we looked
at the way the sandy state of
Florida has been divided into five
water management districts
because of shared sources of
water and land character in each
district. Our readership, for the
most part is located in the South
Florida Water Management Dis-

Agencies work to
keep water flowing
SFWMD issues permits for
private, city or county water
plants to pump a certain amount
of water from the ground or lakes
to treat and deliver (for a price),
to the homes and businesses
they serve. (They know how
much will be needed, so they
know how much can be allowed
to drain into the ocean.) The
water plants, in turn, are over-
seen by the state's Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP).

The DEP protects the quality
of Florida's drinking water, its
rivers, lakes and wetlands. DEP
establishes the basis for setting
the standards of purity for the
state's surface water and ground
water and monitors to be sure
the quality stays okay.
DEP also does the permit and
enforcement programs for our
drinking water, waste water
(sewer), septic tanks, wells and a
myriad of activities in wetlands
and other surface waters. This
agency also provides money to
build or improve domestic
wastewater arid drinking water
facilities, to reclaim mined lands,
and to implement stormwater

management and manage other
sources of water, like reclaimed
water for irrigation.

How SFWMD plans
our water supply
SFWMD is divided into four
major water supply planning
regions: Kissimmee Basin (North
and South), Upper East Coast,
Lower East Coast and Lower
West Coast. Each regional water
supply plan is based on:
1. At least 20-year future plan-
ning and follows Subsection
373.0361(1) of the Florida
2. The impacts of future
demands on the water resources
that we have.
3. Water resource related nat-
ural systems like wetlands.
People in each of the four
regions have a say in SFWMD's
decisions through the Water
Resource Advisory Committee
See Water -Page 2

Summer reading
Marie Olivares (front) and Ashley Valentin (partially hid-
den) learn new math and reading skills during Central
Elementary School's summer camp that runs June 5
until June 30. Teacher Don Griesman (not pictured)
teaches a class of about eight first through second
graders. Close to 115 kids are enrolled in the summer
educational program.

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(WRAC) of SFWMD which acts a
liaison between SFWMD and the
people. Since each of the fou
regions has its own unique set o
issues, the committee is made up
of a very diverse group of people
from each of the four regions o
SFWMD. Anyone can go to
WRAC meeting to listen or asl
questions. Check o01, the district's
Web site.
Yesterday we looked at the
Kissimmee and Upper East Coas
Basin Regions.
Today, we look at the remaining
basins. All are linked by their com
mon need for water in the future.

Lower West Coast
SFWMD will develop wate
resources to aid in development o
options for additional sources o
water at the local level, while, loca
governments, water users, and
water utilities will be responsible
for water supply development.
This assessment concluded tha
use of the traditional source o
water .for urban-water needs, the
aquifer closest to the ground and
just below that, cannot increase
very much due to impacts on wet
land systems, and increased possi
ability of saltwater intrusion ir
coastal areas. The Floridan aquifer
a saline water source,found over
600 feet below ground in th(
Lower West Coast Planning Area
seems to be a likely source for addi
tional potable (drinkable) water
Current knowledge of the Floridan
aquifer shows it has enough water
to meet both existing and future
potable water demands.
The Floridan Aquifer Systemr
(FAS) underlies all of Florida and
portions of southern Georgia and
Alabama. It is the principal source
of water in Central Florida; howev
er, the FAS yields only water not fi
for drinking throughout most ofthe
LWC Planning Area and the quality
of the water deteriorates as you go
south, increasing in hardness and
salinity. Going deeper into the FAS
the salinity again increases, making
the deeper producing zones ever
less suitable for water supply devel
opment than the shallower zones
near the top of the aquifer
Within the Lower West Coasi
Planning Region (LWC), the FAS is
not influenced by variations in rain-
fall and water must be treated by
desalination to produce drinking
water. Discharging too much freshly
water into the Caloosahatchee
estuary decreases the salinity of the
* estuary that contributes to the'loss
of plant and animal life. Too little
freshwater increases the salinitv
and damages freshwater grasses. A
.minimum flow and level is being
established for the Caloosahatchee
River and Estuary.
Many LWC urban utilities have
already begun changingto the
Floridan aquifer through desalina
tion, which removes 'salt frorr
saline water. Little is known about
the long term water quality\
impacts of continued withdrawvals
from this aquifer. Developing a
regional Floridan aquifer ground
water model and monitoring the
water quality and water level of this
aquifer is a research priority in this
The use of fresh ground watei
sources, reclaimed water, surface
water, and storage, through devel
opment of a regional or sub
regional irrigation water distribu
tion systemss, will be enough tc
meet the urban irrigation
demands. While underground
water and reclaimed water ha\e
been used to meet these demands

in the past, these sources will not
be enough to meet future urban
irrigation demands. Additional
sources and storage will have to be
s developed. A regional irrigation
e water distribution system is one
r means to meet these demands,
)f using a combination of ground
f water, reclaimed water, and sur-
p face water.
a Lower East Coast
k Again, the Lower East Coast
n Region (LEC) water supply plan
s was part of a public process, which
relying heavily on an advisory com-
e mittee of diverse membership to
t represent the interests and con-
cerns of the region. This planning
g effort has provided a forum to
- weigh future water needs of urban
areas, agriculture and the environ-
ment against available supplies.
Development of water resource
and water supply development
r projects is necessary to meet water
f demands and to restore the critical
f ecosystems in the coastal estuaries,
1 Lake Okeechobee, the Everglades,
d and Biscayne Bay. They are all part
e of the same system. SFWMD is pri-
marily responsible for water
t resource development.
f Local governments, water
e users, and water utilities are prima-
rily responsible for implementing
e water supply development. When
- appropriate, and resources are
- available, SFWMD will also assist
1 water supply development efforts
, at the local level.:
r The LEC Plan incorporates the
e CERP into the planning process to
, see how much water can be made
- available from the regional system.
. The LEC Plan also identified more
1 improvements to be considered as
r the CERP moves forward.
e Again, this is the product of a
public process, with an advisory
1 committee to represent federal,
1 state, tribal, agricultural, urban,
I and environmental interests.
e The LEC Regional Water Supply
- Plan Advisory Committee was
t formed in 1992 and participated in
e development of both the Interim
Y Plan for Lower East Coast Water
Supply (LEC Interim Plan) and this
1 20-year plan.
, Projections for urban and agri-
S-cultural water demands and
sources were incorporated, as well
- as future land use projections, con-
struction of Water management
features (such as the Everglades
t Construction Project) and opera-
s tional features, such as the Water
- Supply and Environmental (WSE)
schedule for Lake Okeechobee.
Performance measures were
i applied to evaluate the computer
The performance measures
s relate to the goals of the plan, were
not only to provide water to meet a
I -in-10 year level of certainly, and
provide for hydrologic restoration
of the Everglades through 2020.
Other planning efforts are actu-.
ally linked to the LEC Plan and are
a important to meeting its objectives:
Three SFWMD plans, the
Lower West Coast Water Supply
i Plan, the Kissinmee Basin Water
t Supply Plan, and the Caloosa-
hatchee Water Management Plan
(CWMP) were approved by the
i Governing Board in April 2000.
I Two federal planning proj-
ects, the Water Preserve Areas and
s Southwest Florida feasibility stud-
s ies, are under way. These other
., efforts %\ ere integrated to the great-
r est degree possible with the LEC
planning process.
The Caloosahatchee Water
- Management Plan evaluated water
- supply in an area linked to the LEC
Planning Area by %irtue of its con-
i nection to and dependence on
I Lake Okeechobee. Its recommen-
dations are included as part of the
s LEC Plan. Additional integration of

the plan will occur as part of relat-
ed implementation efforts, or as
water supply plans are periodically
updated. This plan will be
reviewed and updated at least
every five years to ensure that
future water needs of LEC Planning
Area continue to be met.
It was concluded that construc-
tion and implementation of the
parts of CERP and appropriate
management and diversification of
water supply sources will insure
enough water to meet the needs of
the LEC Planning Area up to and
including a 1-in-10 year drought
condition. Urban areas may reach
a 1-in-10 year level of certainty
within four years.,
Agricultural users that depend
on Lake Okeechobee may reach a
1-in-10 year level of certainty by
2015 if the construction and opera-
tional features in the LEC Plan are
implemented. The proposed mean
flow levels (MFL) will also be
in Lake Okeechobee, the Ever-
glades, and the Biscayne aquifer by
2020. Also, a majority of restoration
targets for the Everglades can be
met by 2020 if this plan is imple-
mented, although the Comprehen-
sive Everglades Restoration Plan
(CERP) features will not be fully
'implemented until 2037.
Implementation of the CERP is
critical to meeting the state man-
dates to.achieve a 1-in-10 year level
of certainty, provide MFLs, and
meet restoration targets for natural
systems. The LEC Plan, together
with the CERP, the Caloosahatchee
Water Management Plan (CWMP),
and dependent on completing the
rule development for MFLs, reser-
vations of water for the environ-
ment, and consumptive use per-
The (CWMP) determined that
future surface water needs of the
Caloosahatchee River basin and
estuary can be met based on rec-
ommended water management
and storage infrastructure that
effectively capture and store sur-
face water flows in the basin. The
CWMP recommendations for
changes to demand projection
methodology, the Aquifer Storage
and Recovery (ASR) Pilot Project,
and the C-43 Storage Project will be
referred to the CERP and the South-
west Florida Study. As in the LEC
Planning Area, meeting the 1-in-10
year level of certainty for the
Caloosahatchee Basin depends on
completing the CERP projects.
Use, of the traditional source for
public water, the Surficial (sir-fish'-
el) at or near the earth's surface)
Aquifer System, can be expanded
with completion of proposed
water resource development proj-
ects and more efficient use of
regional and local water supplies.
The Surficial Aquifer System is lim-
ited in some areas due to increased
potential for impacts on wetland
systems and for saltwater intrusion
in coastal areas near public water
supply wellfields. Coastal areas
with limited access to regional
water are more likely to require the
water supply development options
described in the LEC Plan.
Eight water source options
either make additional water avail-
able from sources already in use or
other sources, or provide addition-
al management through conserva-
tion and storage of water. A com-
prehensive water conservation
program is critical. Conservation
will be encouraged through coop-
erative efforts among water users,
utilities, local governments, and
SFWMD. These efforts will include
many ideas: continued develop-
ment and compliance with water
conservation ordinances, develop-
ment and implementation of pub-
lic education programs, use of
alternative water sources, contin-
ued emphasis on water conserva-

tion in the SFWMD's surface water
and consumptive use permitting
programs, and other means. Local
governments and users will play a
key role in making these strategies
a success, through adoption of
conservation ordinances, home-
owner awareness programs, land
use decisions, and development of
water supply options by local gov-
ernments, utilities, and water
The Floridan aquifer appears to
be a promising source for addition-
al potable water in areas with limit-
ed access to regional supplies, but
little is known about long-term
water quality impacts of continued
withdrawals from this aquifer. As a
result, SFWMD is currently refining
the Floridan aquifer ground water
model and the Floridan aquifer
water quality and water level moni-
toring networks. Several public
water utilities already use reverse
osmosis technology to remove salt
from the saline water in the Flori-.
dan aquifer.
From a regional perspective, the
use of ground water sources,
reclaimed water, surface water,
and storage through development
of a regional or sub-regional irriga-
tion water distribution systems)
Will be sufficient to meet the urban
and irrigation demands.
Water from the Surficial Aquifer
System and reclaimed water have
been used historically to meet such
demands. However, in some areas
of the LEC Planning Area, more
than these sources will be needed.
The feasibility of developing an
regional irrigation water distribu-
tion system using reclaimed water
is being considered in northern
PalmBeach County.
In the southeastern portion of
the LEC Planning Area, it was con-
cluded that existing surficial
aquifer and Floridan aquifer sys-
tem ground water sources are suf-
ficient to meet the 2020 projected
urban demands with minimal
future impacts. Some modifica-
tions to wellfield layouts and well
operations will be needed at the
local level to meet a 1-in-10 year
level of certainty and avoid future
impacts to water resources and
other existing legal users.
Improved management of sur-
face water through storage could
increase freshwater availability in
the region and reduce future
impacts resulting from water use.
Aquifer Storage and Recovery
(ASR) technology shows promise
both for treated and untreated
water by providing a way to hold
and store excess water when it is
available. This technology is cur-
rently being used by several utilities
at the local level. In addition to con-
tinued use and development at the
local level, application of ASR on a
regional scale has been identified
as an option to capture excess sur-
face water in several basins includ-
ing Lake Okeechobee. Regional
and local retention projects will
reduce excess water discharged to
the estuaries and increase available
water inland by increasing water
levels in canals and providing more
groundwater recharge.
The SFWMD and the Southwest
Florida Study should avert water
shortages and harm to the environ-
ment. The DEP bluntly told Miami-
Dade County that they would put a
stop to growth:here until the coun-
ty finds alternative water sources.
Miami-Dade gets its water from the
Biscayne Aquifer, which taps into
the Everglades. The county has hit
its limit for using 'Glades water and
must develop other sources to sup-
port future growth.
Editor's Note: Sources of infor-
mation for this article included:
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection and South Flori-
da Water Management District.


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Basinger School property to be
surplus and offer it for sale.
In other action the board is'
scheduled to:
act on a change order for
kitchen renovation and HVAC
replacement at Yearling Middle
receive the comprehensive
safety report, and the school safe-
ty and security best practices self-
consider an interlocal con-
currency agreement;
approve a.user agreement
with the Florida Dependent of
Law Enforcement for accessing

fingerprint information.
apply for grants for the com-
ing school year;
appoint board members to
serve on the Florida School Board
Association Legislative Liaison
Committee and to sit on the value
adjustment board;
ratify a memorandum of
understanding with the teachers;
union regarding the rate of pay for
instructional personnel and clas-
sified personnel working as inser-
vice instructors;'
advertise job descriptions;
appoint a principal for South
Elementary School;
revise personnel allocation;
reschedule the July, August
and September school board

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S- being your. neighbors," Mr.
- Sanger said.
S- He added that his company
*. was purchasing residential prop-
0 erty nearby for his employees.
He paid tribute to the many
business and government lead-
"* O ers who were instrumental in
* 4 9 the plant coming to Okee-
1 chobee.
CO) Mr. Sanger said the 180-acre
D o site, which should be in opera-
S tion by the spring of 2007; would
Z accommodate 18 construction
lines. Each line would be capa-
CC ble of turning out one pre-cast
*concrete building a day.
J S "One of the reasons we are
SD here is the leadership of the
County, commission," Mr. Tread-
E well said in introducing Okee-
S, chobee County Commission
0 Chairman John Abney.
SMr. Abney read a proclama-
tion adopted by the county com-
E mission recognizing Royal Con-
0 create Concepts' positive impact
on the county. The proclamation
also designated June 8 as "a day
S- of celebration in recognition of
Royal Concrete Concepts, Inc.
C groundbreaking in Okeechobee
= County."
" C C Mr. Abney then presented Mr.
Sanger with a copy of the procla-
,, "It is about creating jobs, not
just land development," said
Royal Concrete Concepts Chief
Financial Officer Vaughn Stoll.
Roger Miller of Enterprise

Florida noted that for about 60
months, Florida has led the
nation in the creation of new
The company's current plant
in Palm Beach County has out-
grown its site and Mr. Sanger
was seeking to expand his oper-
Eventually, the plant intends
to hire more than 1,000 people
in construction and manufactur-
ing trades.
In September of 2005, Mr.
Sanger said his company had
manufactured and delivered
1,700 energy efficient modular
buildings since 1997.
Mr. Sanger said he has a
proven product that has stood
up to 200-mile-an-hour winds.
The company has developed a
lightweight concrete with a poly-
styrene core. A single unit 40 x
14 feet and 13 feet high does not
weigh much more than a con-
crete truck.
Area residents may be famil-
iar with Royal Concrete Con-
cepts' all concrete houses in
Palm Village Ranch. These hous-
es come in several sections,
depending on the size of the
house. Each section comes on a
flatbed trailer and is lifted into
place and joined to the other
sections with a crane.
However, about 90 percent of
the finished product is seen in
schoolyards according to John
Albert, director of marketing for
Royal Concrete Concepts. He
stated that his buildings are used
by school systems all over Flori-
da. Classrooms, stairwells and

elevator shafts are poured at the
factory and are assembled on
site like so many building blocks
being joined .together. Some
school buildings built by the
company are two stories tall
with as many as 40 rooms.
. According to information dis-
tributed by the company, it takes
only eight weeks from site plan-
ning to installation for modular
classrooms called "concreta-
Several school districts
throughout the state have .used
concretables to meet classroom
size amendment requirements.
To date, Okeechobee schools
have not used modular concrete
However, Okeechobee Coun-
ty Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Patricia Cooper said she was
excited over the possibility of
student field trips to the plant
and the career opportunities the
plant would offer.
Royal Concrete Concept's
buildings are also used as mili-
tary housing in the Caribbean.
Mr. Sanger, who will be
investing $25 million in this proj-
ect, will be entering a joint ven-
ture with Indian River Communi-
ty College to set up a training
facility to train local people in
necessary trades such as plumb-
ing and air conditioning.
To facilitate the new plant the
county will be using a
$1,517,490 Economic Develop-
ment Transportation Trust Fund
Agreement grant to provide a rail
siding and turn lanes off U.S. 98
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Plants' growth patterns react to day lengths Arrest Report

By Dan Culbert
Horticulture Extension agent
Based on recent heat and
humidity, the feel of our weather
is that summer is here. But a look
at the calendar shows that we are
still "enjoying" spring time here in
Florida and that summer will
not arrive until next Wednesday,
June 21st.
If you have been working in
your landscape recently there are
some less obvious changes in our
seasonal conditions. Here are
two: our day length has been get-
ting longer, and our shadows are
getting shorter. Today's column
outlines these changes and offers
some ideas on how they can be
used to help create a more Flori-
da-friendly yard.
Longer days
are here again
Daily weather reports often
briefly mention the time of sun-
rise and sunset. Over the course
of a year, the time of these events
changes daily. We adjust our
clocks each spring and fall to take
advantage of increasing daylight
in spring, and accommodate for
less daylight in the fall.
Here in Okeechobee, our max-
imum day length on the first day
of summer is 13.92 hours. If you
travel to more northern areas, the
daytime hours will be longer: on
June 21st, Jacksonville has a
14.07 hour day, New York City will
enjoy 15.05 hours of summer, and
those in Nome, Alaska will see the
sun for 21.31 hours. Going south
will shorten the day length: resi-
dents of Panama City, Panama



will have a relatively brief "long-
day" at 12.42 hours.
On the opposite side of the
year is the first day of winter, Dec.
21st. Here in Okeechobee this
shortest day is 10.25 hours long.
Compare that with Jacksonville's
10.11 hours of sunshine, New
York's winter solstice of 9.15
hours, and pity the poor folks in
Nome that see the sun for only
3.52 hours that day. However, the
folks in Panama City get 11.72
hours of daylight.
Plants respond to differing day
lengths by changing their growth
patterns. Some plants have found
it better to produce their flowers,
fruit and seed in the summertime,
and are called long-day plants.
Others take their cue from short-
ening days to reproduce, which is
why many fall flowers are know
as short-day plants.
If you are selecting annuals for
your Florida yard, be sure to ask
your nursery supplier if it is a
short day or long day plant. This
will insure that it is adapted to the
season. And right now, the choic-
es are for long-day plants in our
Shorter shadows
in summer yards
Another change in our season-
al. lighting is the. length of the
shadows. On the first day of sum-


mer, go to the north side of your
yard during the noon hour, and
notice where the shadow from
your roof-line falls on the land-
scape. Make a note right now on
your calendar to do the same
thing on the first day of winter:
that shadow line will move con-
siderably to the north.
This difference in summer vs.
winter shadow lines is due to the
tilt of the earth. Scientists call this
angle of the sun in the horizon the
azimuth. And these angles should
be considered when planning the
locations of landscape beds or
home vegetable gardens and can
be used to locate shade trees to
save on summer energy bills.
Between the hours of 3 and 5
p.m. are the warmest parts of the
day. Shading the western side of
the home with properly placed
landscaping can cut down on
energy costs. Also make note of
where your air conditioner com-
pressor is located, and try to give
it some shade to save some
Azimuth angles have been
determined for our location at dif-
ferent times of the year. Consider
the west side of your house to
have an azimuth angle of 90
degrees. For the critical 3 p.m.
time of day, sunshine will be
streaming into your Okeechobee
windows and sliding glass doors
at an angle of 87 degrees on June
21, which is just a little below due
west. At 5 p.m., the sun will have
climbed beyond west to an
azimuth of 99 degrees, or a west-
northwest direction.
Compare these sun directions
with the first days of fall, when the
3 p.m. azimuth is about 45

degrees, or southwest, and the 5
p.m. angle, which is 73 degrees,
or west-southwest. The spring
azimuth angles are likewise bent
to the southwest side of the com-
A University of Florida Exten-
sion bulletin is available for those
interested in more details: It
takes into consideration the
height of your home and possible
shade trees, and can help suggest
where to place landscape plants
for maximum energy conserva-
tion. One word of caution: be
sure that the height of a tree and
its placement near buildings will
not become. a roof hazard if
another storm should visit our
In addition to energy conserva-
tion landscaping, make note of
the shadow lines when choosing
plants for your Florida Yard. Don't
place plants that need direct sun-
light in the northern shadows of
your yard. Many flowers and veg-
etables, if planted in the summer
sun, may be in winter shade, and
will not grow well on the north
side of your landscape.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page, If
you need additional information
on how the seasons affect sun-
light in the landscape, please
email us at or call
us at 863-763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee,
and visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners from 1 to 5 p.m.
on Tuesday afternoons.

Students receive driving safety handbooks

Florida Drivers License offices will
be shorter this summer thanks to
an award-winning program inde-
pendently recognized as good
public policy.
A pioneering public-private
partnership has delivered more
than 660,000 official Florida Dri-
ver's Handbooks to Florida high
school freshmen, sophomores
and juniors before the start of
summer vacation.
The National Safety Commis-
sion, a company that also oper-
ates online driving-safety courses
at Lo\,
printed and distributed the Dri-
ver's Handbooks to schools and
students free., of charge. The
school distribution effort is part of
a larger program in-which the
National Safety Commission
prints and distributes all of Flori-
da's 2 million Driver's Handbooks

annually, saving taxpayers more
than $750,000 each year.
"This program will encourage
students to learn potentially life-
saving traffic safety information
over the summer break, and it's
our hope that students and par-
ents' will sharpen their driving
skills together," said Ken Under-
wood, President of the National
Safety Commission. "It will also
reduce the number of Floridians
visiting driver's license offices this
summer to request the hand-
books, thus reducing lines and
improving customer service for
Here are some key facts
regarding the partnership:
The program dates to 2003,
when Underwood first
approached the DHSMV contract
manager with an idea to pay for
the Driver's Handbooks in"
exchange for advertising rights.

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Jim Dawson (center) awarded the United Men's Methodist
Church Scholarships to Catherine Spangler (left), and
Dante Mucherino (right).


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This is the third year the hand-
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school students, but the first year
that the distribution has included
11th grade students. In previous
years, students crowded driver's
license offices throughout Florida
during the summer months to get
their hands on a handbook or
worse yet, never received the offi-
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In 2005, DHSMV issued a
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(ITN) to all Florida traffic school
providers, informing then of the
Department's desire to expand
the program and select a private
sector partner who could bring an
inventive approach to printing the-
new handbooks.
Though the Department
activity solicited open, competi-
tive bids for the public ITN, the
National Safety Commission was
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As part of the contract, the
National Safety Commission
agreed to print and supply more
than 1.3 million Driver's Hand-
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Since the original contract,
the company has printed millions
of official Florida Driver's Hand-
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to state government and ultimate-
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The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI).
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
Michael Gland Terron, 17,
Fourth Ave., St. Petersburg, was
arrested June 5 by Deputy P. Jack-
son on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with bat-
tery on school personnel. His
bond was set at $5,000.
Angelina Dale Deschamps,
34, N.E. 12th Lane, Okeechobee,
was arrested June 5 by Deputy P.
Jackson on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with
failure to appear possession of
cocaine (felony) and failure to
appear resisting arrest without
violence (misdemeanor). She is
being held without bond.
Stephanie Attewell, 39, S.E.
38th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 5 by Deputy P. Jack-
son on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with viola-
tion of probation contributing to
the delinquency of a child, viola-
tion of probation purchase of a.
controlled substance and viola-
tion of probation possession of
cocaine. She is being held with-
out bond.
Edward Bernard Moten, 37,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 6
by Deputy Kenneth Sarros on a
charge of battery on a pregnant
person. His bond, was set at
Mark Anthony Alvarez, 17,
N.W. Circle, Okeechobee, was
arrested June 6 by Deputy P. Jack-
son on an Okeechobee County.
warrant charging him with the


felony of battery on a law enforce-
ment officer .and the misde-
meanor of resisting arrest without
violence. His bond was set at
Jesse Grace, 50, N.E.-16th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
June 7 by Deputy Donna Lee on a
charge of felony domestic battery.
His bond was set at $50,000.
Terry T. McQueen, 18, N.E.
Second St.', Okeechobee, was
arrested June 7 by Deputy
William Maerki on a felony
charge of burglary of a con-
veyance and a misdemeanor
charge of criminal mischief. His
bond was set at $6,000.
Alonzo Autrey Palmer, 34,
N.E. Third St., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 7 by Deputy Greg
Popovich on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with driving while license sus-
pended habitual offender. His
bond was set at $5,000.
Michael Wade McConnell,
42, N. Barth Road, Molino, was
arrested June 7 by Deputy Greg
Popovich on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with felony driving while license
suspended. His bond was set at
Rebecca Blair, 33, U.S. 441
S.E., was arrested June 7 by
Deputy Patricia Massung on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with violation of pro-
bation worthless checks over
$150 (felony) and violation of pro-
bation worthless checks (mis-
demeanor): Her total bond was
set at $15,500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
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Community Events

Community Events 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 refresh-
ments. 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 meeting will be in September. The library is
located at 206 S.W. Second St. For information, call Jan Fehrman
at (863) 357-9980.

CPR class offered
The American Red Cross will offer a free CPR class on Friday,
June 23, from 6 until 10 p.m. as part of the Youth Extreme Week-
end. The class is free for youth ages 13 to 21. For information, call
Candace or Debbie at (863) 763-2488.

Free memory loss screenings offered
The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E.Park St., will offer free
memory loss screenings on Friday, June 23, from, 11 a.m. until
2:30 p.m. Appointments are needed. To schedule an appoint-
ment, call Donna True at 800-861 -7826 or (772) 285-6291.

April Brown (Yates) benefit will be June 24
A memorial benefit has been-scheduled for April Brown
(Yates) on Saturday, June 24, from noon until 4 p.m. at Good Spir-
its, 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 Scholarship Fund and Habitat for
Humanity. The Board of Realtors is looking for teams, sponsors
and anyone interested in donating a door prize. Call J.D. Mixon for
details at (863) 763-0999.

Reunion planned for'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. Therewill.
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 informa-
tion, call (863) 763-6464 or (863) 763-8865.

Church hosting Bible adventure
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 412 N.W. Sixth St., will
hold its Bible times village adventure June 25 through June 29
from 6 until 8 p.m. Bring your entire family to Bethlehem Village
and dress in your robes or tunics so you will fit right into the Bible
times setting. To register your family for this adventure, call (863)

Peace Lutheran plans VBS
Peace Lutheran Ministries will host a vacation Bible school
June 26-30 from 6 until 8 p.m. The theme will be All Aboard the
Gospel Express. For information, call (863) 763-5042.

Free HIV testing offered
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. will be offering free,,
confidential, HIV testing on Tuesday, June 27, at Lakeshore Med-
ical, 308 N.W. Fifth Ave. For information, call Rachel at Lakeshore
Pediatrics, 1100 N. Parrott Ave., (863) 763-7481; or at Erma at the
Lakeshore Annex, 103 N.E. 19th Drive, (863),763-1951.

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Upcoming Events

A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.. This will be an open meeting.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon
at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests
are invited. Please R.S.V.P to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Patsy. Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m.
at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This
meeting is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The
* annual membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For infor-
mation, call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the
Grace Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone
currently home schooling or interested in home. schooling is wel-
come. For information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera
(863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.'
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone inter-
ested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There
is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For infor--
mation, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.: in
the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7,p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

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 facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator.- For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.>
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.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-1191.

A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
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 Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International-Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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 fel-
lowship 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
Thursday. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984,
for the next camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863)
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 information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Sec-
ond Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 .or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.

until noon and representatives will be at the -One Stop Center, 123
S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St.
For information, call (863) 467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-7954.
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restau-
rant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold at
(863) 610-2280.

Community Events

Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fit-
ness Center on Monday, June 12, and Monday, June 26, at 5:30
p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4320.

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

Church hosting Bible school
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
host their annual vacation Bible school June 12-16 from 5 until 8
p.m. This year's theme is Treasure Seekers, exploring God's
promises. A nursery will be provided for helpers and those taking
part in the adult class. Dinner will also be provided. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-4021.

Coalition provider meeting slated
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee counties will hold a provider meeting Tuesday, June 13, at
12:30 p.m. at the United Way Offices, 1836 14th Ave., in Vero
Beach. All interested parties are invited to attend. Assistance for
handicapped persons may be arranged by contacting the Early
Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee coun-
ties. For information, call (772) 489-8120, ext. 10.

'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) 467-5479.

VNA offers parenting classes
Parenting education classes for infants to age 3 will be held
June 14, 21, 28 and July 5, 12 and 19-from 6 until 7 p.m. at the Vis-
iting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St. This adults-only parent-
ing class consists of six, one-hour classes. You must attend-all six
classes to get a Certificate of Completion. No child care will be
available. For information, call (863) 462-5877.

Local provider meeting slated
Okeechobee County Advisor and Provider meeting will be held
Wednesday, June 14, at 12:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Health Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.

Early Learning group to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee Counties,
Inc. will hold a full coalition meeting Thursday, June 15, at 1:30
p.m. at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., north
portable, in Fort Pierce.

Coalition assessment panel to meet
Program Quality Assessment Committee of the Early Learning
Coalition of Martin arid Okeechobee counties will hold a full coali-
tion meeting Thursday, June 15, following the coalition meeting at
the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S: 29th .St., north portable, in
Fort Pierce.

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 Jurne 15. The camp for
grades t\o through five will be July 23727, and reduced rates are
available if registered before July 1. Call Pam at (863) 63-1-9280, or
the camp at (863) 453-3627 for information and an application.

Gospel sing planned
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, will be hosting a southern style gospel sing with the Singing,
Reflections on Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 18, at
11 a.m. For information, call (863) 634-0344.

Tinnitus topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
June 17, starting at 7:30 a.m. It will be re-broadcast at 1 and 6 p.m.
on 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Barbara Sanders,
associate director, and Amy Harris, director of research and sup-
port, of the American Tinnitus Association. The topic will be edu-
cating the public on Tinnitus its causes, treatments and
resources. Call the American Tinnitus Association Helpline (800)
634-8978; or, go to their website at

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, 6 p.m., 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. Applica-
tions carn be picked up at Kids Corner/Outpost, Bridgette Waldau
Studio Graphic Design, Carolyn's Coiffures and the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce. For information, contact coordi-
nators Donnie Arnold at (863) 634-6464 or DarleneStokes at (863)

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

Church schedules Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W32nd St., will host their Vaca-
tion Bible School June 19-23 from 6 until 9 p.m. This year's topic is
Arctic Edge, Where Adventure Meets Courage. Classes will be
from age 3 to adult. A class for the deaf will also be available. Child
care for 2 and under will be provided for parents attending VBS. A
kick-off event is scheduled for June 17 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. Reg-
istration forms may be downloaded at,
or picked up at the church office. For information, call (863) 763-

Martha's House offers weekend getaway
Martha's House is selling tickets for a weekend getaway for
two. Ticket are $5 each and includes a two-night stay at the
Oceanside Holiday Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast
each morning; a $50 dinner gift certificate; and, two movie tickets
for the Brahman Theater All proceeds will benefit shelter and out-
reach 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

Hospital plans hurricane seminar
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S 441 N., will host A Medical Hurri-
cane Preparedness seminar Friday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the
north dining room This session will take the place of the Dine with
the Doctor series for June. Dinner service will be at 5 p.m. Please
RSVP to (863) 824-2702.


Children learn gymnastics, dance at new center

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Regina Knabe has a 21st century
dream, and she is working it out in
a new venture for children through
dance and gymnastics.
She opened the doors to her
new business, Kid Space, located at
North Shore Plaza, 818 E. North
Park St., on May 30, and already has
50 kids enrolled. Her husband Tom
is her supportive partner.
One of the first actions Mrs.
Knabe took before opening the
doors to Kid Space was to develop
a mission statement. And following
that mission to guide children
through life lessons that develop
them into "fit, well-balanced adults
that make good choices" is at the
forefront of every decision made

and is part of her daily ritual.
"Every time a decision has to be
made, we ask ourselves, 'Is this
something that adheres to our mis-
sion?' We're very driven by our mis-
sion," she said.
Gymnastic sessions often are
game-related for the kids, and
involve education value, including
math skills, eye-hand coordination,
gross motor skill development, and
more. She provides games that
make the kids think of how to
achieve a goal while they are doing
a physical activity.
For example, kids will be asked
to name the color of the beam they
are balancing on or count the num-
ber of Frisbee-like discs picked
when playing a gymnastics game.
Staff members at Kid Space
include dance instructors and gym

coaches, and the employees are all.
referred to as members of the
C.R.E.W Committed, Responsi-
ble, Educated Workers. She has
grown so fast, she is looking for
front desk help.
Mrs. Knabe leases the building
that houses the 3,200 square feet of
space from Royals. The area is bro-
ken down into two areas: a gym-
nastics room and a dance
room/birthday party room with a
mirrored wall. Most of the curricu-
lum is designed for beginners, but
she can work with more advanced
"We just assumed that since
there has not been a gymnastics
center in town before, or for.a very
long time, that most of the kids
would be at the beginner level,"
Mrs. Knabe said.

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Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Kids learn new skills on the uneven parallel bars at the new Kid Space gymnastics center on
Friday, June 2. Having fun are: (first row, left to right) Aubrie Hataway, Mairah Good, Alyssa
Howard; and, (second row, left to right) Trey Howard, Autumn Wofford, and Julia Weldon.

Submitted to Okeechobee News
Celebrating 10 years
Lake Okeechobee Insurance celebrated its 10th year anniversary on Saturday, May 13.
Winner of a $100 gift certificate from Lightsey's Restaurant was Maureen Van Ellen (left)
presented by Nicki Forde (center) and Paul Reick of Lake Okeechobee Insurance.

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Kid Space offers a wide variety
of programs. Besides gymnastics
and dance, students can also partic-
ipate in competitive cheerleading
training at Kid Space. She provides
snacks in the morning and arts and
crafts. She will host birthday parties
and hopes, by the end of summer, to
be able to hold a slumber party for
kids during a "Parents Night Out."
Fees for the programs are paid
in nine- to ten-week terms, paid five
times a year, and range from $97 a
term for Mommy and Me classes to
$117 for toddlers (3-5 years) and
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Mrs. Knabe said she is very excit-
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Pop Warner football and
cheerleading sign-ups will take
place at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex on 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
(863) 697-2576.

O.H.S. hosting
volleyball camp
The Okeechobee High School
volleyball team is hosting a June
12-16 summer volleyball camp for
girls in grades four through eight.
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 bottle
with early registration.
You may pick up a registration
form in the O.H.S. main office or
call Coach May at (863) 634-5836.

Oakvlew Baptist
sponsors sports camp
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor a Sports Camp July 10-14
at the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave.
There will be two separate ses-,
sions. 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
sixth grade.
For information contact Rusty
Brooks at (863) 763-1699.
To enroll stop by the church
office at 677 S.W. 32nd St., or go
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Bass club hosts
benefit bass tourney
Taylor Creek Bass Club will
host a benefit team tournament
on July 15 at Okee-Tantie Marina
to help defray costs of sending the
members of the Big "0" Teen
Anglers, Inc. to state competition
on Sept. 30 at Lake Toho. The
tournament will be a "pick your
own partner" tourney with a 70-
30 payback. The entry fee will be
$100 and can be paid at the ramp
on the morning of the tourna-
ment. For information, contact
George Marshall, Jr. at (863) 634-
8145 or Charlie Hays at (863) 763-

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changes slate
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not be holding their monthly bass
tournaments during the months
of June,July and August.
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I At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, June 9,
through Thursday, June 15, are as
Theatre I -"Cars" (G) Show-
times: Friday at. 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "X MEN-3" (PG-
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p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre Ill "The Break Up,"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4,50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Chris-
tian romances and 575 videos.
Prepare a paper on comparative
religion, a book report, programs
for men, women or children, a
craft project or a Sunday school
lesson-. We use the Deeyv Deci-
mal. System, the same as school
and public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview our
-media. Currently, the library is
staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
.until 12:30 p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
tact Doris Entry at (863) 467-1548.
Free adult GED
-elasses are offered
SIndian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., Eng-
lish as second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday from 9 a.m.
until noon, adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
.p.m.;One-Stop, 123 S.W Park St.,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Friday, from 8 a.m.
until noon; Yearling Middle
School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Monday through Wednesday,
from 5:30.until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.

Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning 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.

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male, 1 year old, Med. brown
w/little white on chest. 5/28,
Platts Bluff (863)467-1169
vic of Treasure Island 27th
St. Ans to Andy, Okeechobee
LOST: YORKIE in SE section.

Do-It-Yourself Ideas.

Redwood Planters
Redwood, prized for its beau-
ty and durability, is the wood
to use for this collection of
six planters (three deep
planters, a tiered planter and
a planter group for smaller
plants and a hanging planter
for trailing succulents). The
largest of the group, pictured
here, measures 36 in. square
by 22 in. tall.
Redwood Planters plan
(No. 562) ... $9.95
Planters Package
3 other plans
(No. C128) ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects). .. $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
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Van Nuys, CA 91405.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Money Back Guarantee

Yard Salesg

TERRIER, Small, Black, Male,
I ery heavy w/heart condition.
Needs medicine. Lost in vic.
Larson Dairy. (8631697-188

CAT, 3 years old, female, tortie
calico, declawed & spayed.
Must be kept indoors.
DOGS, Mixed, black male &
brown female.
GUINEA PIGS (2) females with
cage. FREE to good home-
(561)261-2702 Belle Glade
KITTENS: Free to good
homes. 9 wks. old. Litter
trained. Culest You Ever Saw!
1863)467-8548 lv. msg
CHAIR, Matchning, Suff ed
Free, You naul.
en Retriever Puppies: Free to
good home. (863)447-5305
PARAKEETS, 2 males.
gal., 2 -6 gal tanks, perfect
cond., you dispose of old
gas. (772)260-4898
Free, You haul.


Full-Time 205

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

w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401K.
Also taking apple's for Helpers
Requires basic survey
knowledge and computer
skills, able to learn GPS
system. Must be energetic &
motivated. Compettivepay
plus benefits. (800)537-3031

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 orApply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
For Water/Waste Water
-Treatment Plant construc-
tion. Will be in charge of
total project including
supervision of subcontrac-
tors and vendors. Must have
experience related to Wa-
ter/Waste Water treatment
plant construction. Excellent
written & verbal communi-
cation skills. Opportunity is
located in S. Florida area
with well established con-
tractor. benefits include
health, 401k, vacations and
vehicle allowance. Salary
$65-75K, Fax resume and
'references to
561-848-5992 voice
561-845-1233 ext 106
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-11779
Mechanic's, Helpers.
Only serious self-
motivated need
apply. Must have
good driving record.
Weekly travel req'd
in FL. Paid travel time,
overtime. Per diem,
DFWR Benefits, '
401k, Pd Hol. & vac.
Wilson's Petroleum
Class A or B required.
Base Pay/Gen. commission w/
unlimited potential, Retirement,
401K, Group insurance. No
exp. necessary. We will train.
EOE. M-F. 863-634-8085
Immediate Position Available
for busy Okeechobee Law Firm
Fax resume: 863-467-1100

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



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


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

Southern Gardens Cilrus Processing Corporation
has immediate needs for an expenenced
Electrician and Maintenance Mechanic.-
Electrician: Minimum of high school diploma or
equivalent plus Trade School or 4 years of related
work experience. Familiar with principles of motor
controls, process control circuits, electrical sche-
matic reading and NEC. Troubleshooling high volt-
age, three phase wiring, process control circuits
and PLC's with minimal supervision.
Mechanic: Experience in pneumatics, hydraulics,
screw conveyors, pump repair, welding, and ma-
chine repair.
Positions offer good pay, bonus potential, over-
time, retirement plan, 401 -K. healthydental, 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:
S HR Dept. Fax: (863)902-4315, or



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

2595 NW 8th Street

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

- Southeast Milk Dairy Co-op
Dispatch position 11pm-8amrn
Experience preferred. Will train energetic, detail
oriented person. Start at 25K-30K. Annual
Increase, Paid Vacation, Christmas Bonus, &
Holidays. 401K, Profit Sharing & Medical.
Applications & Interviews
Monday Friday 7:30am to 5pm
9400 SE 126th lvd, Okeechobee.
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Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
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never accept any advertise-
menatthat Is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that t is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
befo r responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges In
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale MI the classl-
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clean on a breeze

Services Merchandise


Child are Offered4l
Instruction 420
Services Offerd 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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

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

Land clearing, fill dirt, pad
work, excavating & grating.
Free estimates.

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

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

A/C, 3% ton, asking $300 or
best offer. (863)675-2598
Iv. msg.
BTU'S, Window Style. Newly
services. $135 for all, will
sep. (561)676-0427
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Lykes Citrus ManagementDivision has openings atits Brighton
Grove for the following positions:
Maintenance Service Mechanic:
Successful candidate should possess experience in the perfor-
mance of basic equipment maintenance requirements including
checking fluid levels, changing oil, making minor repairs and as-
sisting the mechanics in the shop.
Equipment Operators:
Position involves operating and servicing grove equipment;
performing hand labor as needed.
Lykes offers a competitive wage and benefit package including
paid holidays and vacation.
Applicants should come to the office listed below to complete
an application:
106 SW County Road 721
Brighton corner, at intersection of
Highway 70 & 721 County Road 721
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Affirmatie Action Employer
A Drug Free Workplace

WASHER, Maytag, Early
1920's, gas engine, works
great $650 (863)467-4328

luxe, black. $100 or best offer.
REFRIGERATOR, Electric/pro-
pane, 6 cu. ft., new. Get
ready for hurricanes. $750
STOVE- Electric, Newer model
w/oven, Beige, Worki goo,.
Hardly used. $175.

SHED- Wolly, 10'x12', $4K
new. Includes Extras. Asking
$2475. (863)634-5753
STORAGE SHED- 8'x12',Some
storm damage. You haul.
$500. (561)714-9827

30', $100 (863)677-0010

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

COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
jii Rare iicnrs $600 al or
oyut oer. 863-824-3358
STAR WARS: Toys & Col-
lectable's. $100 or best offer
takes entire collection.

98, Just upgraded. New CD
Burner, etc. $175.
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257

BAR L-shaped w/2 barstools.
Wood & leather. 44" high 22"
wide, 7' and 5' lengths. $150
(863)612-9233 LaBelle
BED, Twin: Good condition.
No stains. $50. or best offer.
CHEST, 3 Drawer, Pine. $40.
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must seel $650
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $125. LeBelle
DINING SET with 4 chairs,
iron and glass. $750.
(863)467-1020 after 6pm.

END TABLE SET, 3 pc., $75.
(863)357-0223 after 6pm
Haverty's white washed oak.
$350. (863)467-1020 after
FRAME: King Size. $175 or
best offer. (863)675-6142
ROCKING CHAIR, w/ matching
footstool. $35 Labelle
Like new 6 mo old Cost over
$500. Asking $250.
blue/beige, under-warr., 2 side
tbls, 1 coffee -Must See-
$1200 (305) 345- 6741
SOFA, 90", CHAIR, 41", OTTO-
MAN, 34", 2 end tables,
25"x24" & 2 lamps, $700 or
best offer. (863)467-8494
good condition, $300

PUTTER, Odyssey, never
used, pd $140 hew, sell for
$80. (816)564-4235

GUN CABINET: Brand newly
Holds 6 guns w/built in com-
bination lock. $200 or best
offer. (863)655-0030
REVOLVER 38 CAL Stainless
steel Taurus, 2" barrel, like
new with extras, $375
(863)467-6696 ,
bination, .22 rifle, S/S w/
ammo and case. $125.

sembled & stored, all parts?
looks like its complete., $200
neg. Ray 386-314-1105
TREADMILL Lifestyler 8 OES,
1.5 HR 0-8 mph, step control,
auto incline, heart monitor.
$300 neg. Call 863-357-2549

FOLDING CART, 39" Wide, 6"
mattress. Can be seen on
Google-www.werscocot #39
supra. $100. (863)467-1176

AIR COOKER- Flavor Wave,
new,.$50 (863)634-5914
style, 2 benches, 2 chairs,
seats 10, exc cond., $800 neg

OPAL, 3 carat, exc. fire set in
14 kt., yellow gold, worn 2x,
perfect condition, $750.

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fuel tank with gauge. Used
very little. Runs fine. $325
GENERATOR, 1350, runs
good, four 110 outlets. $200
or best offer. (863)697-9704
new. Never used. Value $4350
Now $2500. (863)675-4079

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

Vacuum/shampooer, includes
all attachments. $500

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

ered. $100 for all, will sep.

Brand Holds 1/2 Keg, Black.
Budweiser on tap. $500
w/Keg. (863)467-5616
Great for on site office. Win-
dow A/C. Good condition.
Asking $2500. (410)476-3037
$1000 or will separate for
parts. (863)983-9908
$100 for all or will sell separ-
ate (863)697-1168 Okee-

PIANO- Kimball, w/bench, Art-
ist console, like new, $900
or best offer (863)902-8883

Rare, sweet & bonded. 8
mths. Cage/nesting box incl.
$1200/pair. (863)673-4716
CANARY, beautiful singer,
$55. cage available.
DOG CARRIERS- 2 small, $30
will sell 'separate
DOVES- various colors $10
each. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm. LaBelle area. '
PARROTS: Breeding Parrots
(Variety) .5 B bt:1/ ill. Blue
Front & ) i rig, Wtin A iiT,;i-i:
goat-$100 (863)675-0247
PET SHEEP- Baby. 6 months
old. $100 (863)675-0247.
males, large heads, ready to
go $50 (863)634-8203
nose. Ready on 6/12. Parents
on premises. $200 each.
(863)763-3776 or 697-6118
PUPPIES, Miniature Dachs-
hunds, parents on premises,
w/papers, ready to go 6/27/06
$700 (863)634-2479 anytime.
$150 each..(863)763-2668
SHITZU, Male, Pure bred
w/papers. 1 yr. old. House-
broken. Beautiful. Must sell.
$200. (863)763-7431
to good home only! 6 wks.,
litter trained. 4 left, kid
friendly. (863)447-0390
ZEBRA FINCH, (2), cage
available, $20.

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

Vinyl. Like newv Err.3 a::e--
sories + chemicals. $150.

model, Felt needs to be re-
placed. $150.
POOL TABLE: Standard size,
"Mizerak" Brand new wall ac-
cessories. $250.
Booted, Size 8. Excellent con-
dition. $60. (863)763-1997

Type S, in box with amp.
$450. (863)610-1421

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

Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp,
$195 for both, will sep.
ARM SAW, Sears, radial, $75.
(863)675-2598 Iv. msg
metal housing w/port. cabi-
net. Extra blades. $125.
(863)674-1404 eves.

tered. $1000. Call for more
info. (863)673-1567
Registered. $2000. for both,
will sep. Call for more info.
mos., old, very gentle, no bad
habits, halter & lead broken, all
shots. $1000 (863)673-0065
curr. coggins, shots current,
NOT begginer's/childs horse.
Trailers/ties. (772)201-7633
MARE 8yrs old trail broke,
rides English & Western,
sound, bay color. $2000
(863) 509-3446.
w/lead, horse size, $65
(863)763-6336 Okeechobee
Fi.,rn m in & ii yjers old.

SORREL 1YR.- wht. paint colt,
"Out of Dash For Cash". 16.1
hand TB,Nice hunter/jumper.
$1200. (772)201-7633
SORREL GELDING, 2 yrs. old,
$1000. (863)673-0065
SORREL MARE, 8 yrs. old,
$1200. (863)673-0065
gelding, $200
Welch Pony, 4 yrs. old, 11
hands high, also mini horse,
28" high, $1550.
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YOUTH SADDLE- asking $400
or best offer (863)902-8883

John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good condition. New $350,
Now $50. (772)971-9474
LAWN MOWER, Craftsman,.
LT 2000, 18/ hp, 42". Bought
5/05. Used 6 hrs. $900 or golf
carttrade. (863)467-4735
LEAF BLOWER- Hand held,
excellent cond. $40..
the ground. 2 Tin Bushel Ca-
pacity Bin Composter. Framed.
$300 (863)467-1891
MOWER, 4', good gear box,
pto shaft, 3 point hook up,
needs deck & blades. $100
neg. (863)697-9704
MURRAY 21" 5 HP- self pro-
pelled mower, new blade,
synth. oil, well maint. Like
new $75. (863)484-0110
asking $150 (863)357-5754
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 20",
with bagger, good condition,
$75 (863)467-0085
30", 14 hp, runs good, older
model, $150 (863)467-0085
RIDING MOWER, 4 yrs. old,
runs good, headlights, $300
or best offer. (863)674-1409
TroyBilt Tiller 8hp, $600, Les-
co SS Pro Fertilizer spreader
$200, Red Max Trimmer $95
Red Max Back Pack Blower
$200, Black Max 80 gal 220
Air Compressor $525, Triple
lawn trailer racks $50


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readers are more popular

Pullets ready to lay.

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ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891


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

2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,000
lot New apprs, gar, fenced
yard. Great house in quiet
area, near schools/park
$155k Call John
NEW HOME- $115,000, on
your lot, 3br, 2ba, Ig LR, Kit
w/ appl, 1 car gar. Lawrence
Assoc. (800)543-2495

Mobile Homes

Mobini~eone-,loa 20OW
Mob:a Hem e. Prt 2010

STEPS- solid alum w/handrail,
for mobile home. $50
TRAILER DOOR- good shape,
73x32, $25 (863)357-5754

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


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

APT: 1 BR/1BA in the country
inclds all utilities, dish TV., tully
furnished. 1700 mo. + 1st
mo. &sec. 863.634-5864

OKEECHOBEE, 5,000 sq. ft. 7
ml. N. of town. $1000 mo. Call
David @ Pritchards GMAC
Real Estate. (863)610-1980

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
sec. (561)723-0661
CBS 2BR 2BA, W/D, Patio,
Boat Launch, Private Lagoon
on Rim Canal. $1700 mo. +
sec. 1 yr. lease 561-346-4646
CBS HOUSE, SW Section,
Ta BeFioorc 5750 mo. & $1700
to move iiin (863)634-0512
House for Lease, 3BR/2BA,
$1100 mo., 1st, last & se-
curity. References required,
No Pets. (863)763-6541 -
plex. $850 mo. Call David @
Pritchards GMAC Real Estate.
(863)610-1980 '
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
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
RIM CANAL, 2BR/1BA avail.
6/10, Furnished, water view,
dock, pool, tennis, no pets.
$999 mo. + 1st, last & sec.
Call (863)634-8757

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

OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
SSingle occupancy. $140/week
plus deposit, utilities included.

AIR BOAT HULL, Fiberglass
w/good polymer & home
made tandem axle trailer.
$1000 neg. (863)227-2954

Real Estate

Commercial -
Property S,- 0.1M
Townhouses S a 16f
Farms- Sale 1020
Houses Sale 102
Hunting Property 1043
Investment -
Property SalI 1035
Land- Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10045
Open House 100
Out of State .
Property Salea 1O

Resort Prpeety',
Sale 107Q
Warehouse Space 1075
Watsrfront Propetrty 108

new! 3 BR, 2BA, 2 Garage,
approx 21 OOsq ft, French
doors, tile, wood cabinets,
split bedrooms, hurricane
shutters. (2) Avail.
Asking $219,900.
Call: Real Pro 800-700-7242
or 561-202-5911

Okprhn-hea News.MonnrI.ui.jne 12. 2006

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20 ACRES: bordering Dark Hammock. Mint condition. 1998 Doublewide w/52x14 front porch. Was a tree
farm, totally fenced, had cattle. Horses OK. Peaceful setting. Just the right amount of land for total privacy
and wildlife. $539,000.
WATERFRONT 2/2 DWMH: needs roof repair and TLC to make a great home. Waterfront directly on the
widest part of the Rim Canal, Less than 1 mile to the locks. Ideal for waterfront getaway. Wrap around lot has
new seawall on the side. Waterviews from many rooms. Enclosed Florida room has separate A/C. $199,000.
Also dry vacant lot nearby for sale at $59,000.
TURNKEY 2/1 HOME: with 2 car carport, mint condition, great location neart heated pool & clubhouse. Front
patio, washer/dryer, new refrigerator, newer central A/C unit: Totally furnished, recently updated. $59,900.

AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenenlal + 2 extra
motors & hub Like new Wood
prop $3500.863-673-1963
Aluminum boat trailer made
by Pioneer, will hold up to a
20ft boat, single axle, 14" tires.
$850 (863)763-7609
BOAT, 14 Ft. Alum. Low hrs.,
Late Model, 15 hp Evinrude.
Minkota Trolling w/galv. trailer.
$1800 Firm 863-467-4992
BOAT TRLR 32'. Hydrlc
brake/lights. 27 1/2' Bayliner
as-is on trIr free w/purchase
$2,000 neg. 954-954-3401
140 Johnson Outboard, bi-
mini top, good trIr., Must
Sell, $2500. (863)612-1648
Twin 85hp, 60 mph. Includes
trailer. $5000 or best offer.
JOHN BOAT, 14' aluminum,
with galvanized trailer. $650
(863)675-6214 after 6 pm
OUTBOARD, 100hp Johnson,
real good shape. $1500 or
best offer. (863)467-5725
SAILBOAT, 24 Ft. on cradle.
Shallow draft, Exc. project for
river. Must move $300 neg.
863-612-9233 LaBelle

Limited Edtlon, exc. cond.,
$10,000 firm.
FLAGSTAFF '86, 23ft pop-up,
central air and heat, refrigera-
tor, sleeps 6. $4250
Holiday Rambler, '82, 35'
long, encl. porch, in very
nice park on canal, $2500 or
best offer. (863)634-8343
MOTOR HOME: Low miles.
New tires. Very good condi-
tion. $2000 or best offer.

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

I Houses SaIO

lHouses Sale


1 0 Okeechobee News, Monday, June 12, 2006

OUTBOARD, 115hp Evinrude,
v4, power trim & tilt, stainless
steel prop, full control. Fresh-
water. $1300 (863)236-0100

uni you a moe informled
and i tereding poasn.No
wonder newppe renders
are omesucessilt

BMW K75 RT '92- 70K miles,
paid $3500 asking $2500 firm
(863)634-9620 Okee area
HONDA GL 1100 1985, Runs
great. $1800 or best offer.
863-610-0644 or
cond. $15,000 invested,
asking $10,000.
YAMAHA 2002 VSTAR 1100,
2k, many extras. $5800
YAMAHA '05, VSTAR650, Ac-
tual miles 1. Red/silver. Lots of
chrome, saddle bags & wind-
shield not installed. $6000 or
best offer. (863)763-2053

KAWASAKI MULE 2000, 4x4,
$2900 or best offer. Also Mule
Parts. Call 863-467-6886 or

TRAILER: 241 F, 2005. Elcel-
lent condition. 0 Trip miles.
Queen Bed. Paid $24,500. Will
sacrifice for $17,500 or best
offer. (863)357-2891 Iv. msg.


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Care 4015
Commercial Trucls 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Care 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks40
Parts Repalm 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
d Uti 4055
ty ralers 4065
VaMS 4070

CADILLAC '92- 2dr, SW edi-
tion, new starter/headliner.
Runs, Looks great. $1000.
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
door. $3000 or best offer.
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 lyvemsg.
CAMARO Z28 '84 no motor/
trans. Good project. $300
w/title. 863-467-5401 or
772- 359-2923.
CAMARO Z28- '93, Needs
work, $1800. Or best offer.
(863)634-6196 ,
T-Tops, V8 w/Edelbrock carb.
/Intake. New CD. Looks/Runs
great. $2500.772)971-9474
Chevy Camaro Z28, '84, no
motor, no trans., have title,
$ 3 0 0 .
CHEVY CAVALIER, '90, 4 dr.,
nlgni array, $900.
t863)674-0670 aler 5 pm

CHEVY NOVA '76, Runs good.
Needs minor body work.
$1500 Neg. (239)503-5131
Ask for Ramon, after 5:30pm
matic, A/C works. Asking
$1500 or best offer.
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
roon, looks/runs good, low
mileage. $2500 neg. Call
after 6pm. (863) 635-3929
V6, auto, good shape,, needs
transmission, $250.
(239) 657-4348. .
light blue, w/white top, dark
blue int., runs good, $1000
neg. (863)674-1409
MERCEDES BENZ '99, 4 cyl.,
4.3 L Super Charge. 5 spd.,
Auto. trans. Fully Loaded. 76K.
$9500 (863)763-4541
MERCEDES SLC '79- Silver,
new a/c, alt, belts. Runs, good
trans., 196k, hit on pass. side
dr. $600. (305)668-7785
'86, cold a/c, good transpor-
tation, can be seen at JJ Au-
to, $600. (863)946-3570
Runs great. A/C, Stereo.
$1900. (863)983-5597
NEONS '96- (2) $800 FOR
BOTH (86.3)983-9908
NISSAN STANZA, '90, needs
transmission, 38k mi. on en-
gine, asking $1000 or best
offer. (863)467-8494
OLDS CIERRA '94, Runs good,
just hit 100k, 2nd owner, non
smoker, lots of extras. Must-
see. $1500 (863)634-6636
OLDS CUTLASS, '69, 350
Rocket,'runs good, needs
paint job & trim, $2000 neg.
TOYOTA CELICA 1987, $700
Runs great. Stick shift. Great
on gas. A/C. Stereo.
Job aHl the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-

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

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

FORD F150 '89, Single cab,
runs great. Minor body work
needed. $2500
JEEP CHEROKEE, '86, good
running gear, good motor,
4x4, good buggy $500

F250/350, w/caps 8 lug,
4/set 4x4, almost new,
$350. (863)673-1404 eves.
BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $50
COMM'L TOPPER- w/shelving,
full rear doors, fits 88-98 full
sz. Chevy 8'. Bed great cond.
$800 neg. (772)-370-5709
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
Runs good, New tires. Front
end damage. $400 or best
offer. (863)697-3008
RIMS, 22" & TIRES, fits late
model Chevy full size, 65%
tread on tires, asking
$1900. (863)634-4376
Third Seat, brand new, for '99
Ford Expedition, $200.
TIRES- (4) 285/75R16, Day-
ton Timberline, all terrain,
Good condition $22.5

CHEVY '88- 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
sm block, 4spd w/low 1st
gear, $1500.(863)634-5421
$1400 (863)843-0156 LaBelle

DODGE RAM 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 XLT '91, 4x4,
5.8 automatic, runs but
needs work. $1200 or best
offer. (863)467-6143
FORD F250- '85, 4x4, Runs
good. Has Super Swamper
tires, no title, $1000 or best
offer (863)634-0187
runs & looks good, $1200.
TRUCKS (6) F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors. $1800 or best
offer. (561)633-1371

4x4, V6, Vortex engine, A/C,
Great shape. $2800.
4.0, 2wd, needs cam bearings
& seal. Has new transmission.
$900 (239)768-1015 aft. 5pm
1991, 62K org. mis. Garage
kept. $2500 or best offer.
(863)675-4079 LaBelle.
JEEP RHD '75- route ready,
rebuilt trans, new rear
brakes, tires, paint, runs
good, $3000

4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex-
tra heavy duty,. elec brakes
$1600 (863)234-1230
Tandem Axel, Enclosed.
,$600 for both or best offer.
w/drop gate, brand new
tires, $800. (863)357-1080

AEROSTAR '91- AC, auto, V6,
all power, $4000

VAN, TV, VCR, Play Station,
Captains Seats, A/C. Good
cond. $2400 (863)634-8854
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8,
sofa bed, tow pkg., 178k
miles, $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
GMC VAN '91- 3/4 ton, has
some rust, runs & drives
great, real strong work van
800 neg. (863)763-4149
ER SE 1996, 7 Pass. Mini Van.
114K. New tires. Very good
cond. FM/Cass. A/C, P/W, V6,
C/C, Tilt. Silver w/grey int.
$3450. (863)675-4212

Looking fop a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deep? Pick up some
exta ucks when you
sel your used Items In
the classifelds.

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

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

CASE NO. 2006-CP-122
The administration of the estate of BEA-
PRESCOTT, deceased, whose date of
death was February 13, 2006, and
whose Social Security Number is
265-54-5757, is pending In the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
Is 312 N. W. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative e personal repre-
sentatives attorney are set forth be-
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
.three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
aTiIJ i I I O r fll5 I jn T i i llh Ir,, in ',,u'l
rOAE OF I t HFirT PUiLI( Arii(rj iF
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t0rvrw ItH:.I[iiNC THE mlMi" f ilOb
i'(, 0ii EAR' I)a Mfti an iF
iHE itECEilrii 'aTE i:IF IDEATH i
The date of the first publication of this
notice is June 5,2006.
James E. Prescott,Jr.
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When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look fop a helper In
the dclasslleds.

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I Pbic Notice

Seminole Elementary School .
Okeechobee, Florida
Sealed bids will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 up to 2:00 p.m. July
13,2006 for all materials and labor necessary for:
Re-Roof to Asphalt Shingles
Seminole Elementary School
2690 NW 42nd Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida34972
Bidder shall submit with their bid the following documents. Acknowledgement of Ad-
dendums, Complete list of sub-contractors in connection with this project, 5% Bid
Bond or Cashiers Check, Public Entity Crimes Statement, Drug Free Workplace
Certification and Trench Safety Affidavit, when applicable. All documents shall ac-
company the contractor's bid. Failure to provide any of these items shall be
grounds for rejection of the bid.
Plans and specifications are on file in the office of:
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
Okeechobee County School Board
700 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-462-5000 ext. 236
BMK Architects, Inc.
323 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
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bid, payable to the School Board of Okeechobee County, a ( ,,,' u0'5l
faith and guaranteeing that the successful bidder will execula dria ruTiWri i) u,1
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required by Floroda Statute Section 1013.47 in the penal sum of 100% of the es-
calated amount of the contract guaranteeing the performance of said,contract
and a payment bond as required by Section 1013.47 and 255.05, Florida Stat-
utes, guaranteeing the payment of all debts pertaining thereto. Each Bid shall be
accompanied by a sworn statement under Section 287.1333)(a), Florida Stat-
utes, on Public Entity Crimes and Drug Free Workplace Certification. Each bond
shall be Issued by a surety company licensed and authorized to, in
the State of Florida having a general bond holders rating of A+ -excellent and a
financial rating of BBB+ or better in Florida satisfactory to the Owner, within ten
(10) days after being awarded the contract, the premiums of said bonds to be
paid b the Contractor. Said bonds to be recorded in accordance with School
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Community Events

Martha's House-offers weekend getaway
Martha's House is selling tickets for a weekend getaway for two.
Ticket are $5 each and includes a two-night stay at the Oceanside
Holiday Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each morn-
ing; a $50 dinner gift certificate; and, two movie tickets for the Brah-
man Theater All proceeds will benefit shelter and outreach programs
at Martha's House Domestic Violence Services. To purchase a ticket,
call their Outreach Office at (863). 763-2893. The drawing will be held
July 4, and you need not be present to win.

Basinger Baptist Church plans VBIS
The First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N., is hosting a
vacation Bible school July 2-1 -July 28 from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme
for this year is Artic Edge. Children in grades one through 12 are invit-
ed. For information, call (863) 763-0437.

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

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

Legion forming new unit
American Legion Post #64,501 S E. Second St., of Okeechobee has
formed a new unit that will be known as the American Legion Post
#64 social membership. Members may not be eligible for American
Legion, Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion membership.
Prospective members may not have been convicted of a felony. Appli-
cations are available at the American Legion. Applications will be
screened by the social membership committee.

Legion Auxiliary plans meetings
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #64 in Okeechobee, 501 S.E.
Second St., will have meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of
each month. The second Tuesday night meeting will start at 7 p.m.,
while the fourth Tuesday night meeting \vill begin at 6 p.m. Members
are asked to bring a covered dish for the pot luck dinners. Elections of
officers will be Tuesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. Please attend this important
meeting so your vote can be counted. For information, call Bea at
(863) 763-4953; or, contact the American Legion Post #64 at (863)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion
for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members.
Please send..,: information via e-mail to:

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located .at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for sen-
iors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass
and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would
like to expand its activities to groups that would like to play board
games, card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any
ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183,
or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held. from 11:30 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.

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

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

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