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Road closings
County Route 15B will be
closed to through traffic for
repair of the railroad crossing
beginning June 5. Beginning
June 12, C.R. 15Awill be closed
for the same reason.
Pool re-opens
The pool at the Sports Com-
plex has re-opened. It is open
from May 30 until August 13.
Hours: Mon.-Sal. 10 a.m.-5
p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Tues. and
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I0:45 a.mr. Call 8631 467-7667
for information.
Flag disposal
ceremony planned
Flag disposal will be held
Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Amrerican Legion Post
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.Scout Pack 964-1 ill assist Post
#64 in this program. The pub-
lic is cordially invited to attend.
Bring you children so they can
learn about our flag.

Inside

Water managers
ready for Alberto
Due to the extremely dry
conditions that have persisted
throughout the 16-count area
of the South Florida Water Man-
agement District, predicted
amounts of rainfall from Tropi-
cal Storm Alberto may be more
ol a help than a potential Ilood-
ing problem. Most of the rain-
fall from the system is projected
to fall north of the District, with
forecasts of 2.5 inches (on aver-
age) and maximums up to 6
- inches possible in the Upper
Kissimmee region.
Page2

Drought Index
Current: 583
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.37 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
15.16 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management .District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

Index
Classifieds .. .... 8-10
Comics ........... 7
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........8. 8
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion ..........4.. 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 5
TV ...............9
Weather ............ 2
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Okeechobee News!Audrey BlacKwell
Pat Kenney, teacher at Central Elementary School, conducts a reading class for second
grade students in the school's summer reading camp. About 115 kids are enrolled in
the program that meets from 8 until 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, in various class-
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By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
;After battles with canker,
greening and other diseases,
and two years of hurricanes
that forced fruit off of trees,
the U.S. Department of Agri-
._culture (USDA) has.;hit. the
Florida citrus industry with yet
another blow.
On June 6,, the USDA
imposed a statewide quaran-.
tine on shipping fresh Florida
citrus to other citrus-produc-
ing states in the coming sea-
son, which could put some
producers out of business. But
some think that something
had to be done to keep a level


playing field in the market-
place.
According to a June 6 news
release by Florida Citrus Mutu-
al, the quarantine may prove
devastating for Florida citrus
companies whose primary
markets are other citrus-pro-
ducing states. But fresh fruit
will still be shipped to non-cit-
rus producing states and other
countries under certain
restrictions.
Ron Edwards, president of
Evans Properties, which raises
citrus in Okeechobee and sur-
rounding counties, said he
would have preferred that the
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Disabled autos


top the agenda


for code board


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
City of Okeechobee Code
- Enforcement Board members
will wade through an agenda
top heavy with disabled vehi-
cle cases at its meeting Tues-
day, June 13, starting at 6:30
p.m.
Four of eight agenda items
concern non-functioning
vehicles sitting on property,
which goes against Chapter
30, Sections 30-41 of the city


code. Other violations are in
the realm of public nuisance,
general cleaning of debris and
a fine that has accrued for
more than 90 days.
The case of Louis Neal, Sr.
will be discussed first for his
property at 1005 N.W. Eighth
Ave. where there are two
buildings that are considered
a public nuisance. As they are
alleged to be unsafe and
unsightly structures, they vio-
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quarantine did not happen, but
it was expected.
"I pretty much figured it
would happen," he said.
According to Mr. Edwards,
the USDA has been discussing
what to do about transporting
citrus to other citrus-producing
states for several months, and
the issue is complicated.
"It's not just what happens in
the southern U.S. The protocol
that exists means that some
countries haven't been able to
ship to the U.S. either. If we
change the. protocol, other,
places would be under it," he.
'said.
* He said he understands why
California:.- big lemon produc-
ers would not like to import
lemons from countries that have
canker.
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late Section 30-43, Chapter 30 of
the city code.

Dan Buchanan faces two sep-
arate violations on property at'
805 N.W. Ninth St. His cases
were tabled at last month's code
board meeting because he did
not return the notice that had
been sent, so the code enforce-
ment officer had to posta public
notice at the property and at city
hall that the cases would be
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for producers, but it's a trade
off," he said.
The six states and five U.S.
territories named as those Flori-
da producers are banned from
shipping to include Alabama,
Arizona, California, Hawaii,
Louisiana, Texas, American
Samoa, Guam, Northern Mari-
ana Island, Puerto Rico and the
Virgin Islands.
Terry McElroy, press secre-
tary for the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer
Services (FDA), said the agency
would prefer the proposed ban,
slated to go into effect in Octo-
ber, have scientific base.
"We've had a serious canker
outbreak and have been dealing
with it for quite some time. We
do not think the proposed ban is
based on science," he said.
Basing the decision on sci-
ence would mean that there is
proof that shows the state's cit-
rus shipments spread canker.
According to Mr. McElroy,
FDA Commissioner Charles
Bronson and industry leaders


Mr. Buchanan was cited for
having commercial vehicles
parked in a residential area and
for debris scattered on the prem-
ises.
Jose and Debra Leon have
been cited for having disabled
vehicles in their backyard at 604
N.W. 15th St. iA separate case
cites. the pair for the presump-
tion of engaging in business on
an expired license. They have
vehicles labeled as J&D Taxi
services. However, their license
to operate expired in 2002. The
city council must authorize taxi-
cab services in the city and a
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iter Man- south will'be needed. These Okeechobee, which stands at
predicted lakes are currently below nor- 12.4 feet today, is not expected
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be more of water storage capacity exists its water levels. Water managers ue
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ected to Kissimmee River, it will be and the rains subside. No flood an
ict, with released south only after the control releases are expected en
(on aver- Kissimmee floodplain is saturat- from Lake Okeechobee as a tio
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are gathering together to discuss
options other than the ban,
which they will present to USDA
Secretary Mike Johanns.
"We may appeal the ban or
come up with some other
method," Mr. McElroy said.
The ban will ,only affect 10
percent of the state's citrus crop,
since that is the amount sent as
fresh fruit to major markets -
California and Texas specifically.
Ninety percent of citrus goes to
juice and that will be untouched
by the ban.
Mr. McElroy agrees that the
industry would be hurt.
"Obviously, the industry suf-
fered damage due to the hurri-
canes and canker. We lost
250,000 acres last year. But we
have over 500,000 acres of cit-
rus, which still makes us the
largest citrus-producing state in
the nation," he said.
Apparently, the other citrus-
producing states and territories
asked for the ban on Florida cit-
rus, and the USDA came up with
the proposed plan that may run


undertaken.
Marvin Wherrell, Jr. has an
old truck parked under some
trees, a storage trailer that is not
tied down and debris on his
property in the 100 block of
Southwest Second Street. He is
cited for violation of Chapter 30,
Sections 30-41 and Sections 30-
44 for disabled vehicles and gen-
eral cleaning.
Chad Jenkins and Adelin
Hauser are considered repeat
offenders on property at 1104 S.
E. Eighth Drive. They are cited
for disabled vehicles and general
cleaning, and have been cited
for this in the past. Because they


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for just one season.
Florida Citrus. Mutual said
they recognize the USDA and
Secretary Johanns' efforts at
finding a solution to the citrus
canker challenge. They also rec-
ognized Mr. Bronson's efforts
and commitment to finding
solutions to re-open the markets,
in future seasons, according to
the release.
The Florida Farm Bureau
issued a press release that was
printed in the June 11 issue of
the Okeechobee News that
admitted the difficulty.in accept-
ing the quarantine but recog-
nized Mr. Johanns' commitment
to Florida's farmers.
That commitment was "evi-
denced -by Mr.. Johanns
announcing the availability of
$100 million to compensate
Florida citrus growers and com-
mercial citrus nursery growers
for losses incurred as a result of
the citrus canker eradication
program," the release said.


are repeat offenders, the code
board could fine them at the
time the violation was written,
which was May 23.

Finally, the fine has accrued
for more than 90 days for Zollie
Aldridge and Geraldine Bertram
for failure to provide a garbage
receptacle for residents at the
apartments on 1208 S. Parrott
Ave. According to city code, all
apartments with four or more
units are required to have com-
mercial sanitary disposal avail-
able, and none are allegedly pro-
vided.


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Community Events


Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/GED and English as a second language classes at these locations:
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second language
classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and
Friday from 8 am. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic
education/GED, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling
Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725
S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.


Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W
16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will be
demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet. For the
dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee County Library
at (863) 763-3536.
Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to youth
and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes are current-
ly taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.


Alberto
s area receives the maximum
nount of 6 or more inches in a
ort amount of time.

The South Florida Water
management District will contin-
to closely monitor rainfall
edicted locations and
mounts around the clock to
sure maximum flood protec-
Dn. As with all storms, water
managers are on standby, ready
start flood control drawdown
roughout the District if fore-
sts warrant.


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News Briefs

Survey will help with stormwater plan
OKEECHOBEE The City of Okeechobee and Okeechobee Coun-
ty are jointly involved in preparing a stormwater master plan to deal
with the overall drainage situation in the county, and they need your
help.
Residents are being asked to fill out a simple six-question form
describing drainage problems with which they are familiar. Additional
comments can be added.
The forms can be picked up at Okeechobee City Hall, 55 S.E. Third
Ave.; the Okeechobee County Annex, 499 N. W. Fifth Ave.; and, the
South Florida Water Management District, Okeechobee Service Center
at 205 N. ParrottAve., Suite 201.
Completed forms can be returned to the above locations or e-
mailed to www.co.okeechobee.fl.us. The deadline for submission of
forms is June 15.
Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of.
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business own-
ers located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which is the tar-
get district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are urged to partic-
ipate.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of concern
to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-
streetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia Jean
Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
ASR ground-breaking ceremony planned
OKEECHOBEE A ground breaking ceremony for the Lake Okee-
chobee Aquifer Storage and Recovery Pilot Project will be held Thurs-
day, June 29, at 10 alm. at Scott Driver Park on S.R. 78 W
Fantasy 5 game has one winner
TALLAHASSEE (AP) One winner of the Fantasy 5 game will col-
lect $201,392.12, the Florida Lottery said Monday.
The winning ticket was bought in the city of Coral Springs, lottery
officials reported.
The 222 tickets matching 4-of-5 numbers will collect $146 each.
Another 7,805 tickets matching 3-of-5 won $11.50, and 80,632 tick-.
ets won a Quick Pick ticket for picking 2-of-5.
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OFC announces honor roll recipients Okeechobee County Roadwatch


Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus announced their second
semester Honor Roll recipients for
the ending school year. Congratu-
lations to those students that
worked diligently to maintain the
Gold, Silver and Bronze Honor
Rolls for the last semester of the
school term.
Gold Honor Roll students earn-
ing a 4.0 for the second semester
were: Joy Burnham, Nathan Can-
dler, Erica Cervantes, Joshua Chris-
tian, Brittny Cutler, Septemberlyn
Davis, Ruby Estrada, Rachel
Fairchild, Clint Girtman, Victoria
Hamilton, Stephanie Haymond,


Georgia Hert, Jessica Joles, Brian-
na Mueller, Vicky Patel, Seth Peter-
son, Vianey Pineda, Taylor
Pritchard, Laura Serrano Dawn
Skeen and Laura Torres.
Silver Honor Roll students earn-
ing a 3.5 grade point average were:
Marcy Andrews, Courtney Beamer,


Kayla Benson, Kari Berger, Timo-
thy Brazil, Brittany Carrier, Danielle
Childers, Ciara Delagall, Cassandra
Colgan, Meghan Conroy, Lindsay
Crum, Cinthia Delgado, Miranda
Dubois, Michael Fessi, Jesus Flores,
Rebecca Foster, Billie Jo Freeman,
Robyn Futch, April Gray, Daniel
Guzman, Amanda Hall, Nathan
Halliday, Krishcell Harris, Barbara
Hauser, Nicole Hedrick, Miriam
Hernandez, Christopher Hodum,
Cherie Huddleston, Stacey Jablon-
ski, Rebecca Joiner, Ahanna Jose,
Allison Kuipers, Lance Lozano,-
Jennifer Maddox, Silvia Martinez,
Jessica Medina, Heather Menen-


Scholarship Night
Nano Corona (left) and Davy Raulerson (right) awarded the Okeechobee Cattlemen's
Association scholarships to (in no particular order) Kati McWaters, Autumn DeCario,
Bobbi Jo Haberlandt, Casey Hoover and Lacy Rock. The students received their schol-
arships at the Okeechobee High School annual Scholarship Night.


dez, Chad Negron, James Padgett,
Nathaniel Pollard, Shaina Ragamat,
Korinne Rayman, Darlene Rivera,
David Rocky, Ramiro Rodriguez,
Jonathan Schrock, Mariah Sinclair,
Bonnie Smith, Justina Stokes, Ruby
Thomas, Chasity Thornton, Jamie
Tindall, Heather Tinsley, Christo-
pher Tullio, Ashley Welch, David
Williams and Luke Williams.
Bronze Honor Roll award winning
students earning a 3.0 grade point
average were: Jacoben Akins, Jor-
dan Aspden, Abdul Barbosa, Brett
Barcia, Randi Barnes, Jared Belch-
er,.Rebekah Bishop, Travis Blow-
ers, Christopher Cain, Elizabeth
Calvillo, Jack Cofield, Kyle Colburn,
Clayton Colt, Brandon Cook, Emily
Cortez, Raunel Denova, Richard
Doss, Amanda Ebenhack, Brittany
Elliott, Joy Erasmus, John Everett,
Michelle Fisher, Michelle Flores,
Kayla Frankum, Cole Fulford,
Nancy Garcia, Maria Gonzalez,
Rafael Gordillo, M'Lynn Hair,
Rebekka Hair, Ashley Handley,
Chad Harrison, Elizabeth Hernan-
dez, Fernando Herrera, Caitlan Hig-
gins, Stephanie Horvath, Person
Hunsinger, Whitney Jacobs,. David
Jeune, Savannah Joiner, Austin
King, Travis Knapp, Corey Krum,
Ashley Lawrence, Garrett Madrigal,
Andrea Mavroides, Michael Minon-
do, Kyle Moon, Rachel Muros, Cas-
sandra Murray, Adriana Navarro,
Alex Nielson, Craig Norris, Alejan-
dro Ponce, Lonnie Pryor, Emily Rit-
ter, Maria Rodriguez,' Jessica
Romero, Louis Ruiz, Charles
Sadler, Adam Sanderlin, Jose San-
tibanez, Laura Saucedo, Stephanie
Spearman, Mathent Sle\ens, Kelli
Streelman, Katel n Stuart. Shane
Taggart, Patrick'Thornt.n, IvanTot-
res, Luis Torres, Giancarlo Tunac,
Joseph Voss, Derrick \\acker,
Kaitlin Wallace, Megan Whipple
and Lisa Yates.


Obituaries


Colonel George
W Powers
Colonel George W Powers,
age 61, of Lorida, died June 11,
2006, at his home.
Col. Powers was born Feb. 17,
1945, in Bronx, N.Y., to Warren
and Virgirnia Roeder Powers. He
proudly served, our country for 26
years in the U.S. Army as a Mili-
tary Police Corps. He was a gradu-
ate at The Citadel in the Class of
1966.
Mr. Powers is survived by: his
wife, Debbie Stokes Powers of
Lorida; mother, Virginia Roeder
Powers. of Ocala; daughters,-
Wendv Powers of -Charleston,
W.V., and Cari P. (John) Crosby of
Lafayette, Ind.;. sons, Captain
Brian (Peggy) Powers of Fort


Hood, Texas, and Barry Powers of
Baghdad, Iraq; sister, Bonnie
Niemeyer of The Villages; broth-
er-in-law, Larry Stokes of
Lafayetle, Ind.;'and, mother-in-
law, Glenna Stokes of Sebring. In
addition he is survived by four
grandchildren, Madison and
Christopher. Powers, and Emma
and Samantha Crosbv.
Funeral services will be held at
the Summerall Chapel at The
Citadel %ith visitation in West Vir-
ginia. No local services will be
held.
The guest book may be
viewed at %vw-xv.bassokeecihobee-
funeralhorne.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


David Carber Dreher
David Carber Dreher, age 80,
of Okee-
chobee, died
June 8, 2006. *:L; ..,,- .
Mr. Dreher was
born Sept. 15,
1926, in Miami,
to Carber ;.
Oscar and Ruth
Frances
Dreher. He was )o
in the lawn David
care business Dreher
having come to I
Okeechobee from Miami in 1984.
'Mr; Dreher is survived by: his
wife, Annabelle Dreher of Okee-
chobee; sonrs,h Pete Dreher of
Okeechobee, and Robert (Joann)
Dreher. of Keystone Heights;-


daughters, Robin (Carl) Rowe of
Lilburn, Ga. and Caryl (Steve)
Oden of Snellville, Ga.; half-broth-
er, Bruce (Judy) Dreher of New
Jersey; ten grandchildren; and,
one great- grandchild.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m., Tuesday, Jiune 13, 2006, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Funeral services will be at
Florida National Cemetery in
Bushnell, on Wednesday, June
14,2006, at 1 p.m.
Those unable to attend the
services may sign the guest book
at -\\rv.bassokeechobeefuneral-
hone.corn .. :
All ai rangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


S.R. 70: From west of U.S. 98
to West of Seventh Ave. N.W.:
Construction project Work
continues to widen and recon-
struct the existing two-lane road-
way to four lanes with a center
dual left turn lane. The work
includes drainage improve-
ments, signals, and street light-
ing. Crews are working on storm
drainage and roadway construc-
tion at various locations
throughout the project. The con-


tractor is Russell Engineering.
S.R. 710: From S.R. 70 to
north of Interceptor Creek: Con-
struction project The road-
way improvements consist of
widening, milling and resurfac-
ing. Work continues throughout
the project limits and motorists
should expect nighttime lane
closures from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m.,
as well as slow moving traffic
and possible delays. The con-
tractor is Dickerson.


-"- Anne Froma Trost/e of Okeechobee
Passed April 2006
How do 'e mins uu." Let us count die iai s. From Lake
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u'ere a bright spot in our li ves and i'e haie great memories.
We've had a terrific Journe:.


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DISAPPOINTED: I was most disappointed to see nothing in your
paper on June 6 about this very important, historic day. If we do not
continue to tell our citizens, especially our young people, about our
historic events soon no one will remember why our country is so spe-
cial and what events made it such.

NEWSPAPER: I just saw on television that a newspaper on the
coast has a Spanish newspaper, which is great. But I wonder if we
were in Mexico, would we have an English speaking newspaper?

Community Events

Church schedules Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host their Vaca-
tion Bible School June 19-23 from 6 until 9 p.m. This year's topic is
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. Registra-
tion forms may be downloaded at www.oakviewbaptist.org, or
picked up at the church office. For information, call (863) 763-1699.
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. Par-
rott Ave., from 5 until 7 p.m. with prize giveaways and refreshments.
The event is open to Main Street members and the public.
Book discussion group to meet
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group will meet Thurs-
day, June 22, at 7 p.m. The book to be read and discussedis "Persua-
sion" by Jane Austen. This will be the last meeting for the season.
The next meeting will be in September. The library is located at 206
S.W. Second St. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-
9980.

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 Weekend.
The class is free for youth ages 13 to 21. For information, call Can-
dace 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 appointment, call
Donna Trueat 800-861-7826 or (772) 285-6291.

April Brown (Yates) benefit will be June 24
A memorial benefit has been scheduled for April Brown (Yates)
on Saturday, June 24, from noon until 4 p.m. at Good Spirits, 245
U.S. 441 S.E. Spaghetti dinners will be $5 per plate. There will also
be a live band, karaoke and an auction to help raise.funds for funeral
expenses. A trust fund has been set up at Big Lake National Bank.
For information, call April Selph at (863) 447-1141.

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. MLNon for details at 8.63) 763-0999.

Reunion planned for '60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, -1276
U.S. 441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. There will be a
special tribute for Johnny Mack Kinsaul If you are a member of a'
class from 1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For information, call
(863) 763-6464 or (863) 763-8865.
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 set-
ting. To register your family for this adventure, call (863) 357-3680.



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Letter to the Editor


Who looks
out for us?
Whatever happened to the
phrase, "A government created of
the people, by the people, for the
people?"
Our politicians look out for the
oil companies, the insurance
companies, the utilities compa-
nies and the pharmaceutical
companies. But they seem to care


little or nothing about us. We are
the ones who pay their large
salaries and their retirement ben-
efit programs. When it comes
time to give us raises to try and
keep up with inflation, we can't'
do it.
Of course, we don't have the
ability to vote ourselves with big
pay raises after everyone has
gone home they do it all the
time.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-
0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone cur-
rently home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome.
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-
2.321.
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 invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall 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 informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at, the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene,Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6.until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.}
AA 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 uritil 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.

Thursday
Cancer Support ,4oup will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed
with cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross
office at 323 N. Parrott Ave..from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For informa-
tion, call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
SA.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
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for
a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger
Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
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 at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996. .
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863)
467-0985.
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.
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. 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 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers,
and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee,
and Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is
from 2 until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to
reserve your place in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite
care is available for your loved one while you are in group at Dun-
klin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave. For infor-
mation about respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524. .
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice 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.


They think we have no choice,
but we do. Take a look at the peo-
ple that are in office now and
remember who they are on Elec-
tion Day. We do have a choice; we
just need to prove it to them.
People my age can no longer
go out and earn more money, we
live on fixed incomes. Maybe
that's their idea of a way to get rid
of some of us senior citizens.
My wife and I thought we had


planned for our retirement pretty
well, but because of the way
things are going it's becoming a
struggle. I'm sure there are peo-
ple who are having it more diffi-
cult than we are.
The one thing the politicians
can't deprive of us is the right to
vote, and I encourage everyone to
do so.

Richard Engwiller


Community Events

Streets to close for project
G4 Construction will be started work at the intersection of N.W.
Fifth Avenue and N.W. 22nd Lane on June 9. Streets will be closed
seven to 10 days. The company will be cutting the road for a Sanitary
Sewer Project. N. W. Fifth Avenue will be closed to north/south traffic
and N.W 22 Lane will be closed to eastbound traffic through traffic at
N.W. Fifth Ave.For information, call Ray Parker at (863) 634-1136, Brad
Goodbread at (863) 634-2121 or the office at (863) 763-2838.

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

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 information, 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., inVero Beach. All
interested parties are invited to attend. Assistance for handicapped per-
sons may be arranged by contacting the Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties. For information, call
(772) 489-8120, ext. 10.

'DaVinci Code' discussion planned
A discussion on the "DaVinci Code" will be held at the Okeechobee
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 Visiting Nurse
Association, 208 S.E. Park St. This adults-only parenting class consists
of six, one-hour classes. You rflust attend all six classes to get a Certifi-
cate of Completion. No child card 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 meet3oo.
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 and Okeechobee counties will hold a full coalition
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 avail-
able if registered before June 15. The camp for grades two through five
will be July 23-27, and reduced rates are available if registered before
July 1. Call Pam at (863) 634-9280, or the camp at (863) 453-3627 for
information and an application.

Gospel sing planned
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Terrace,
will be hosting a southern style gospel sing with the Singing Reflec-
tions 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 l and 6 p.m. on 91.7
FM and 100.3 FM. The guest.will be Barbara Sanders, associate direc-
tor, and Amy Harris, director of research and support, of the American
Tjnnitus Association. The topic will be educating the public on Tinni-
tus its causes, treatments and resources. Call the American Tinnitus
Association Helpline (800) 634-8978; or, go to their website at
www.ata.org.

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. Applications can be picked up at
Kids Corner/Outpost, Bridgette Waldau Studio Graphic Design, Car-
olyn's Coiffures and the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce.
For information, contact coordinators Donnie Arnold at (863) 634-
6464 or Darlene Stokes at (863) 763-3430.
Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Saturday,
June 17, at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The tournament will
get 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.
Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness
Center on Monday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-4320.
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, confi-
dential, HIV testing on Tuesday, June 27, at Lakeshore Medical, 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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Submitted to Okeechobee News/Sunni Adams
Students from Russ Adams Taekwondo America tested for belt advancement on June 6.
Those students were: (front row, left to right) Byron Byrd, Sarika Chauhan, Bryce Clark, Mia
Lazaro and Samual Weaver; (second row, left to right) Disan Hernandez, Jr., Ricky Lopez,
Alex Hernandez, Shannon O'Neal, Donnie Watson, Jr., Michael Lazaro and Maliah Wright;
(third row, left to right) Andrew Close, Trey Howard, Payton Byrd, Sean Chauhan, Fernando
Lopez, Jeremy Clark, Zac Clark and Isaac Weaver; (fourth row, left to right) Adam Joyce-
instructor trainee, Kevin Holt, Cody Raulerson, Sarah Weaver, Kimberly Marker, Jared Wil-
son, Anthony Hernandez, Travis McKenna and Russ Adams-owner instructor. Not pictured
were: Tonya Lauth, Jeannie Romero, Johnathan Guitron and Aaron Porter.

Taekwondo class earns belts


Testing for belt advancement
took place on June 6 at the Russ
Adams Taekwondo America facil-
ity.
The results of this testing were:
Students who advanced to yel-
low belts were Andrew Close,
Kevin Holt, Tonya Lauth, Shan-
non O'Neal, Jeannie Romero and
Jared Wilson.
Students who advanced to
orange belts were Sarika
Chauhan, Bryce Clark, Jeremy
Clark, Zac Clark, Alex Hernandez,


Anthony Hernandez, Disan Her-
nandez, Jr., Mia Lazaro, Kimberly
Marker and Travis McKenna.
Students who advanced to
green belt were Fernando Lopez,
Ricky Lopez and Donnie Watson,
,Jr.
Students who advanced to
senior green belts were Michael
Lazaro and Maliah Wright.
Students who advanced to
blue belts were Cody Raulerson,
Samual Weaver and Sarah
Weaver.


Students who advanced to
senior blue belt were Sean
Chauhan and Isaac Weaver.
Students who advanced to
brown belt were Byron Byrd and
Payton Byrd.
Student who advanced to sen-
ior brown belt was Trey Howard.
Student who advanced to first-
,degree probationary black belt
was Johnathan Guitron.
The student who advanced to
first-degree decided black belt
was Aaron Porter.


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National League champs
Raulerson Hospital's Rookie League team defeated Triple T Sod 9-5 on June 9 tp become
the National League Division champions of the O.C.R.A. baseball program. Team mem-
bers are: (front row, left to right) Kylee Smith, Mitchell Johnson, Chase Quesinberry,
Jared Joyner, Cody Louthan and Riley Kirksey; (middle row, left to right) Jeremy Butzin,
Dillon Grillo, Wyatt Craig, Tyler Fairtrace, Trey Howard and Jonathan Boromei. Their
coaches were (back row, left to right) head coach Greg Joyner and assistant coaches
Delbert Howard- and Chris Quesinberry.



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Tourney benefits
youth grid league
The Chobee Bulls will sponsor a
men's softball tournament on Sat-
urday, June 17, at the men's ball
fields across from Yearling Middle
School beginning at 7 a.m.
Entry fees are $200 per team,
with the proceeds of the tourna-
ment going to the Chobee Bulls
football program.
Teams are to bring their own
softballs. A two-designated-home-
run-hitters rule applies.
There will also be sign-ups for
the Chobee Bull football teams dur-
ing the tournament. The Chobee
Bulls is open to players 10-14 years
old. To register, a copy of the child's
birth certificate and proof of insur-
ance at signups is required.


For information contact John
Kemp at (863) 634-3854, Darryl
Allen at (863) 697-3850 or Mary
Jane Schoonmaker at (863) 634-
0326.
Pop Warner grid
sign-ups slated
Pop Warner football and cheer-
leading sign-ups will take place at-
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
on June 24, July 1 and July 15 from
10a.m. until 2p.m.
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring the
child's last report card, a current
year physical from your doctor and
a copy of the child's birth certificate:
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863) 634-
3482 or Albion Crowell at (863)
697-2576.


O.G. & C.C. weekly results

P.LG.S. League
June 6: 1. Sunni Adams, 2. Ida E. Curtis, Last place Jack Forde,
Closest to the pin -(2) Russ Adams, (8) Jack Forde, (11) Russ
Adams and (17) Jack Forde.
June 9: 1. Jim Shaffer, 2. Bob Knapp, Last place Jean Knapp,
Closest to the pin (2) Russ Adams, (8) Phil King, (11) Kenny Cur-
ran and (17) Kenny Curran.





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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, June 9,
through Thursday, June 15, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Cars" (G) Show-.
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "X MEN-3" (PG-13}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Theatre III "The Break Up"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
S citizens are $4.50 for all movies;.
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and do .preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening from 6
until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
(863) 467-1548.

Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian 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., English as
second language classes, Monday -
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.;One-Stop,
123 S.W Park St., adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Year-
ling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second language
classes, Monday through Wednes-
day, 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 p.m.

Libraryhosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coopera-
tive is a six library cooperative serv-
ing Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and
Okeechobee counties. The Heart-
land Library Cooperative will be
holding basic and advanced com-.
puter classes throughout the six
libraries in the four-county area. A
technology information trainer will
take a mobile computer lab to
each location four times per month
to teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to communi-
cate via e-mail with friends and rel-
atives. The more advanced com-
puter class will teach how to keep
the computer clean and how to
send pictures. You may also con-
tact your local libraries for these
same classes. In Okeechobee, call
(863) 763-3536 or contact Gabriell
Turner, information tech trainer, at
gabi@myhlc.org.

ChildFind
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 children up
to 21 years of age who may need
special education services. The pri-
mary focus is on 3- and 4-year-old
children not vet in a school setting.


Child Find provides free screenings
on speech and language, develop-
ment, vision, and hearing. For
information, contact Debbie Wag-
ner at (800) 358-8525.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.


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Found 130
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Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


DACHSHUND: Call to ID.
'(863)467-1499


DOG, Male Cur, in Platts Bluff,
last seen 6/9, neutered, light
brown/white, med. size, bob-
tail. (863)467-6960 Reward
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER, Fe-
male, 1 year old, Med. brown
w/little white on chest. 5/28,
Platts Bluff (863)467-1169
LG BLUE & GOLD MACAW-
vic of Treasure Island 27th
St. Ans to Andy, Okeechobee
(866)634-5914
LOST:YORKIE in SE section.
REWARD! Call
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TERRIER, Small, Black, Male,
Very heavy w/heart condition.
Needs medicine. Lost in vic.
Larson Dairy. (863)697-1788


CAT, 3 years old, female, tortie
calico, declawed & spayed.
Must be kept indoors.
(863)763-8318/532-0680
DOGS, Mixed, black male &
brown female.
(863)517-1772
FREE "ALI'S ARCADE" SHIRTS
to anyone who cant afford to
buy them. Call Becky @
863-634-4360
FREE DIRT- You dig & haul
away, Call 863-635-2980
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. Cutest You Ever Sawl
(863)467-8548 Iv. msg.
LOVESEAT & RECLINER
CHAIR, Matching, Stuffed.
Free, You haul.
(863)763-3326
MINIATURE PINSCHER/Gold-
en Retriever Puppies: Free to
good home. (863)447-5305
PARAKEETS, 2 males.
(863)517-1772
PLASTIC MARINE TANK- 28
gal., 2 -6 gal tanks, perfect
cond., you dispose of old
gas. (772)260-4898
WOOD & ROOFING SECTION:
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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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A/C SERVICE TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401K.
Also taking apple's for Helpers
(863)763-8391
ACCOUNTING POSITION
Available must have a 2 or 4
year degree in accounting or
related field, good computer
and communication skills a
plus, Benefits Available.
Fax resume to:
(863)763-6169 or Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee.
CONSTRUCTION FIELD TECH
Requires basic survey
knowledge and computer
skills, able to learn GPS
system. Must be energetic &
motivated. Competitivepay
plus benefits. (800)537-3031
Fax (561)799-5650
CONSTRUCTION
SUPERINTENDENT
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
LARSON DAIRY, INC.
Location: BARN 8 Is hiring a
TRUCK/TRACTOR MECHANIC.
Includes Various maintenance
jobs. Knowledge of plumbing
& small electric motors req'd.
Apply in person, Call Travis
863-634-0102 or email
Idlcorp@earthllnk.net
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ELECTRICIAN:
Journeymen,
Mechanic's, Helpers.
Only serious self-
motivated need
apply. Must have
good driving record..
Weekly travel req'd.,
in FL. Paid travel lime,
overtime. Per diem,
DFWR Benefits,
401k, Pd Hol. & vac.
Wilson's Petroleum
(772)468-3689
GATOR FEED COMPANY
Needs FIT. TRUCK DRIVER
Class A or B required.
(863)763-3337, ;
*INSURANCE CAREER:
Base Pay/Gen. commission w/
unlimited potential, Retirement,
401K, Group insurance. No
exp. necessary. We will train.
EOE.M-F. 863-634-8085
LEGAL ASST/SECRETARY
Immediate Position Available
for busy Okeechobee Law Firm
Fax resume: 863-467-1100
MECHANIC NEEDED
at Feed Mill. Experience on
Semi Tractor Trailers a
benefit; Benefits avail.
Apply at: SyfrettFeed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St.,
Okeechobee (863)763-5586
TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDEDII!
Must have Class A CDL.
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee

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Lykes Citrus Management Division has openings at its 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
Okeechobee, FL
Brighton corner, at Intersection of
Highway 70 & 721 County.Road 721
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Affirmatie Action Employer
A Drug Free Workplace
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
-Hospitality Assistant course/training atOkeechobee
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

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Dispatch position 11 pm-8am |
Experience preferred. Will train energetic, detail *
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Increase, Paid Vacation, Christmas Bonus, &
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HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

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

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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you check with the Better
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




CRANE SERVICE
Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
Okeechobee
(863)824-6100
Reasonable Rates.
How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
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ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
O'Connell Construction .
License # 0CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Flodrida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
Seawalls
(863)634-2044
COMPLETE
SITE PREPARATION
Land clearing, fill dirt, pad
work, excavating & grating.
Free estimates.
(863)697-8071


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RON-DEES
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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
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 636
Lampa/Ughts 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C, 31/ ton, asking $300 or
best offer. (863)675-2598
Iv. msg..
AIR CONDITIONERS (3) 5,000
BTU'S, Window Style. Newly
services. $135 for all, will
sep. (561)676-0427
WINDOW UNITS (2), Amana
5,000 btu, $60 or will separ-
ate. (863)655-0030


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


DISHWASHER, Maytag De-
luxe, black. $100 or best offer.
(863)677-0010
REFRIGERATOR, Electric/pro-
pane, 6 cu. ft., new. Get
ready for hurricanes. $750
(239)297-4006
REFRIGERATOR, Good for soft
ddrinks. $50 (863)763-1370
STOVE- Electric, Newer model
w/oven, Beige, Works good.
Hardly used. $175.
(863)467-3051



GE STOVE HOOD- With lights
& fan. New in Box. $100.
(863)946-3570S

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SHED- Wolly, 10'xi2', $4K
new. Includes Extras. Asking
$2475. (863)634-5753
Okeechobee.
STORAGE SHED- 8'x12',Some
storm damage. You haul.
$500. (561)714-9827


SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $700.
18631467-5756



HIGHLANDS SHEDS
Sized From 6x8, 20x36
Starting at $1,115.00
CHECK THIS OUT!
12X24 WITH 4 WINDOWS
8 GARAGE DOOR. SIDE
DOOR. ELECTRIC RIDGE
vENT $4,425.00
STEEL BUILDINGS
Sies From 12.,21 60x200
Staririg at $2.395 00
CHECK THIS OUT!
24x36x8
1 WALK-IN DOOR
8,8 GARAGE DOOR
WITH 2 WINDOWS
$6,805.00
CARPORTS
Starting at $795 00
Sizes From 1r2t1. 60,200
(863)314-0999



CHAIN LINK FENICING- appro.
30. $100 183)677-0010


TODDLER BED: Pimn While &
Blue. Little Tykes HOuse
Shaped headboard w/ill.
board $50. 18631467-7295


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Appro..14 yrs
ol1. Rare items $600I all or
be:t oler. 863-824-3358
STAR WARS: Toys & Col-
leoanie's $100 or best owner
takes entri e collecliori
1863)163-7545



COMPAQ PASARIO, Windows
98. JuSt upgraldeO. NJew CD
Burner, eic $175
1863)467-2366
WEB TV- computer w,2 'ey-
boards. $751863)902-0257



QUILT & 2 Shams, Full / Qu.
Size. Martha Steward, Wed-
ding Ring Design. Brand new
in bag. $35 (863)467-0670


BAR L-shaped w/2 barstools.
Wood & leather. 44" high, 22"
wide, 7' and 5' lengths. $150
(863)612-9233 LaBelle
BDRM SUITE: Lighted Full/Qu.
headboard, long dresser w/
light & mirror, armoire & night
stand. $350 (863)467-9942
BED, Twin: Good condition.
No stains. $50. or best offer.
(863)763-7545
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
pc. w/ Queen Sealy Posture-
pedic Mattress. Antique Beige
Color. $1000. (863)763-9410
CHEST, 3 Drawer, Pine. $40.
(863)467-0538
COMPUTERDESK, Large, $40
(863)467-2366
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $125. LeBelle
239-822-5955
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
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Haverty's white washed oak.
$350. (863)467-1020 after
6pm.
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
(863)467-5756
MATTRESS, BOX SPRING &
FRAME: King Size. $175 or
best offer. (863)675-6142
RECLINER, Lazy Boy. $25
(239)394-7005
ROCKING CHAIR, w/ matching
footstool. $35 Labelle
(239)822-5955


SECTIONAL L SHAPED (2)
Recliners. Great condition,
Paid $1500 sell for $600.
863-634-2139

SECTIONAL SOFA: 3 pc.,
w/full bed at 1 end and re-
cliner @ the other end. $250
or best offer. (863)467-9942
SERTA MATTRESS- Queen,
Like new 6 mo old Cost over
$500. Asking $250.
(863)763-9214
SOFA & LOVESEAT- blue &
mauve floral, exc cond,
Buckhead Ridge area, $125
,neg (863)357-6113
SOFA & LVSEAT Royal
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'
SOFA BED, Good condition.
$75 (239)394-7005
SOFA, LVSEAT & RECLINER--
good condition. $300
(86316-75-3699 *



.PUTTER, Odyssey, never
used, pd $140 new; sell for
$80. (816)564-42.35


REVOLVER 38 CAL Stainless
steel Taurus, 2" barrel, like
new with extras, $375
.(863)467-6696
ROSSI 410 SHOTGUN- Com-
bination, .22 rifle, S/S w/
ammo and case. $125.
8:30983-7915



EXERCISE BIKE- New'Bal-
ance, 6.0, like new $300
(863)467-0668
TREADMILL Lifestyler 8 OES,
1.5 HP 0-8 mph, step control,
auto incline, heart monitor.
$300 neg. Call 8B3-357-2549



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
DINING RM TABLE Picnic
style,''2 benches, 2 chairs,
seats 10, exc cond., $800 neg
305-345-6741


OPAL, 3 carat, exc. fire set in
14 kt., yellow gold, worn 2x,
perfect condition, ,$750.
(816)564-4235
WATCH; Gold & Sterling Sil-
ver: Ladies. Clips on wrist.
Made by New Mexico Indians.
$150. neg. (863)357-2233



PORCH ROCKERS (4) Weath-
ered. $100 for all, will sep.
(863)467-0538


BEER MEISER: Kenmore
Brand Holds /2 Keg, Black.
Budweiser on tap. $500
w/Keg. (863)467-5616
CONSTRUCTION TRAILER:
Great for on site office. Win-
dow A/C. Good condition.
Asking $2500. (410)476-3037
PLASTIC 55 GAL DRUMS-
$100 for all or will sell separ-
ate (863)697-1168 Okee-
chobee



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


DOG CARRIERS- 2 small, $30
will sell separate
(863)697-3090


BLUE QUAKER PARROTS-
Rare, sweet & bonded. 8
mths. Cage/nesting box incl.
$1200/paIr. (863)673-4716
DOVES- various colors $10
each. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm. LaBelle area.
PARROTS: Breeding Parrots
(Vadrety) & Baby parrots. Blue
front & Orange Wing Amazons
(863)673-1567
PET BABY PYGMY fainting
goat- $100 (863)675-0247
PET SHEEP- Baby. 6 months
old. $100 (863)675-0247.
PIT & KURR MIX PUPS- all
males, large heads, ready to
go $50 (863)634-8203
PIT BULL PUPPIES, Blue/red
nose. Ready on 6/12. Parents
on premises. $200 each.
(863)763-3776 or 697-6118
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
pair, $50 or will separate.
(863)675-4981 LaBelle area
PUPPIES, Miniature Dachs-
hunds, parents on premises,
wipapers readv.to go 6,27.06
$700 18636j4-2479 anytiTie
RED NOSED PIT BULL PUPS,
$150 each. (863)763-2668
SHITZU, Male, Pure bred
w/papers. 1 yr. old. House-
broken. Beautiful. Must sell.
$200. (863)763-7431
TABBY/ TIGER KITTENS- Free
to good home only! 6 wks.,
litter trained. 4 left, kid
friendly. (863)447-0390
ZEBRA FINCH, (2), cage
available, $20.
(863)357-3639



Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", wall hardware, hos-
es & garbage disposal. $45.
neg. (863)763-6216
HOT WATER TANK, Electric,
40 gallon, fast recycle. $35.
(863)763-1997



SWIMMING POOL: 32x16Ft.,
Vinyl. Like new. Extra acces-
sories chemicals. $150.
(863)357-2472


BILLIARDS TABLE- Older
model, Felt needs to be re-
placed. $150.
(863)467-3051
POOL TABLE: Standard size,
"Mizerak" Brand new wall ac-
cessories. $250.
(863)697-3212
WADER'S: NEOPRENE, Chest,
Booted Size 8. Excellent con-
dition. $60. (863)763-1997



ALPINE SPEAKERS- 10", Set,
Type,S, in box with amp.
$450.'(863)610-1421


BRAD PAISLEY, (2), on
Friday, 8/4/06, in West Palm.
$50 (863)675-1033


AIR COMPRESSORS (2)
Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp,
$195 for both, will sep.
(561)676-0427
ARM SAW, Sears, radial, $75.
(863)675-2598 Iv. msg
CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW- all
metal housing w/port. cabi-
net. Extra blades. $125.
(863)674-1404 eves.
GENERATOR, 1350, runs
good, four 110 outlets. $200
or best offer. (863)697-9704
GENERATOR: TITAN, Brand
new. Never used. Value $4350
Now $2500. (863)675-4079
LaBelle.


NASCAR RACING WHEEL.
w/pedals. For Windows or
DOS computer games. $20.
(239)657-4348
PING PONG TABLE, Regula-
tion size. $40 (863)655-0030


KIRBY CARPET CLEANER,
Vacuum/shampooer, includes
all attachments. $500
(863)675-4473


FORD PICKUP, V8, '83-'88,
standard trans., condition
does not matter.
(863)675-0604 ;
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891

Agriculture I



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
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn I, Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA HORSE Regis-
tered0.$1000. Call for more
info. (863)673-1567 ,
APPALOOSA HORSES (2)
S Registered. $2000. for both,
wil sep. Call for more info.
(863)673-1567
BLUE ROAN STALLION, 9
mos., old, very gentle, no bad
habits, halter & lead broken, all
shots. $1000 (863)673-0065
FREE PAINT GELDING- 6 yrs.,
curr. coggins. shots current,
'JOT begginr l :rildis r:,r.e:.
Traiers.'iis i1772)201 .; .1.
MARE 8yrs old trail broke,
rides Entii n ri We&,iIrnm,r
sound, b 4)y color *1.21)0'i
(863) 509-3446.
SILVER SHOW HALTER-
w/lead, horse size, $65
(863)763-6336 Okeechobee
SMALL CHESTNUT MARE,
Flaxen main & tail, 8 years old.
$1800 (863)467-5726
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
SORREL MINI HORSE- 7yo,
gelding, $200
(863)763-0577
Welch Pony, 4 yrs. old, 11
hands high, also mini horse,
28". high, $1550.
(863)763-0411/673-6447
YOUTH SADDLE- asking $400
or best offer (863)902-8883



GRADER / SNOW BLADE, For
John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good condition. New $350,
Now $50. (772)971-9474
LAWN MOWER, Craftsman,
LT 2000, 18/2 hp, 42". Bought
5/05. Used 6 hrs. $900 or golf
carttrade. (863)467-4735
LEAF BLOWER- Hand held,
excellent cond. $40.
(863)634-1479
MANTIS COMPOST TWIN: Off
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
NEW DUMP LAWN CART-
asking $150 (863)357-5754
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 20",
with bagger, good condition,
$75 (863)467-0085


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Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,000
(863)763-1673
edanderson@edanderson.us
CBS HOUSE 3BR/2BA on Irg
lot. New apple's, gar, fenced
yard. Great house in quiet
area, near schools/park
$155k Call John
(561) 541-0055



RIDING MOWER Snapper,
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


WHITE RABBIT BABIES $5
BABY MALE CHICKENS $2-$3
Pullets ready to lay.
(863)675-0273

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

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
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 ire country.
inclds all utilities, dish TV, fully
furnished. $700 mo.'+ 1st
mo. & sec. 863-634-5864.
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044


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,
2.BR,1.BA,.115SWgthSt,
TilieFln.:i [7.ri 50mij. il700
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House for Lease, 3BR/2BA,
$1100 mo., 1st, last & se-
curity. References required,
No Pets. (863)763-6541
KINGS BAY, 2 BR, 2 BA Du-
plex. $850 mo. Call David @
Pritchards GMAC Real Estate.
(863)610-1980
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
RIM CANAL, 2BR/1BA avail.
6/10, Furnished, water view,
dock, pool, tennis, no pets.
$999 mo.+ 1st, last& sec.
Call (863)634-8757
www.okeeinfo com\rental


OKEECHOBEE, 12 Acres near
Hwy 441 & 98, monthly rent
t.1 i. jh 1: Barn Ponds, Well
water, Fenced. 561-798-1960.


OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy. $140/week
plus deposit, utilities included.
(863)467-0771


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

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070


OKEE HAMMOCKS: Brand
new! 3 BR, 2BA, 2 Garage,
approx 21 00sq 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


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



STEPS- solid alum w/handrail,
for 'mobile home. $50
(863)697-3090
TRAILER DOOR- good shape,
73x32, $25 (863)357-5754



Okeechobee, Otter Creek
Estates, 5BR/2BA, office, front
& back porch, very nice, on
1 + acres. $150,000 For more
information call
(863)357-3053

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers,'RVs 3010
Jet Sklis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass'hull,
65hp Contenental + 2 extra
in:.lorc S hub Like rew Wood
prop $,3500 863-67,3-1963'
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 24' SEA SKIMMER -
Pontoon, need little work. New,
Magic Tilt trailer. $1500. Must
sell.863-634-2139
BOAT TRLR 32'. Hydrlc
brake/lights. 27 1/2' Bayliner
as-is on tdr free w/purchase
$2,000 neg. 954-954-3401
COBRA BASS SKI BOAT, '17',
140 Johnson Outboard, bi-
mini top, good trir., Must
Sell, $2500. (863)612-1648
JET BOAT: SEADOOJ 996,
Twin 85hp, 60 mph includes
trailer. $5000 or best forir
-(863)763-6453
JOHN BOAT, 14'.aluminum,
with galvanized trailer. $650
(863)675-6214 after 6 pm
Labelle
JOHN BOAT-11' Fiberglass.V-
haul, new paint, trailer. $500
or best offer 863-673-0919
OUTBOARD, 100hp Johnson,
real good shape. $1500 or
best offer. (863)467-5725
PONTOON BOAT, 1991, 20 Ft.,
Aluminum. New trailer & Car-
pet. Overhauled motor. $4000.
863-234-9663
SAILBOAT, 24 Ft. on cradle.
Shallow draft, Exc. project for
river. Must move! $300 neg.
863-612-9233 LaBelle


ARGOSY AIRSTREAM, '78,
Limited Edtion, exc. cond.,
$10,000 firm.
(863)467-9234
FLAGSTAFF '86, 23ft pop-up,
central air and heat, refrigera-
tor, sleeps 6. $4250
(863)673-1538
Holiday Rambler, '82, 35'
long, end: porch, in very
nice park on canal, $2500 or
best offer. (863)634-8343



BOAT MOTOR: 225 Mercury
Optimax w/25" Shaft. Warranty
til 4/2008. All controls, cables
& harness. Hydraulic steering.
151 hours. $7500
(863)634-0392
BOAT TRAILER: 2003 Alumi-
num, Tandem Axel. $1100 or
best offer. (863)634-0392
MARINE RADIO- Polaris Ma-
rine 2 way, $125
(863)467-5601
O/B MOTOR Johnson 77
model 6R77M w/plastic 5 gal
tank & hose, $250. Call
863-357-2988.
OUTBOARD, 115hp Evinrude,
v4, power trim & tilt, stainless
steel prop, full control. Fresh-
water. $1300 (863)236-0100
TROLLINGMOTOR MINN
KOTA ENDURA 30 Ib. Thrust
w/battery $50.


ATV 4-WHEELER 90CC (2)
vehicles,remote start & kill
w/governor. (1)yellow, (1) red
$2000 pr. neg 863-634-2139



KAWASAKI MULE 2000, 4x4,
$2900 or best offer. Also Mule
Parts. Call 863-467-6886 or
561-723-0257


SUNLINE SOLARIS TRAVEL
TRAILER: 24 Ft., 2005, Excel-
lent condition. 0 Trip miles.
Queen Bed. Paid $24,500. Will
sacrifice for $17,500 or best
offer. (863)357-2891 Iv. msg.

Automobiles



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



CADILLAC '92- 2dr, SW edi-
tion, new starter/headliner.
Runs, Looks great. $1000.
(772)284-1194
CADILLAC DEVILLE 1988
Vintage e ,iiio r r Lr mi 1iaiiic
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)467-48110Okee
CADILLAC DEVILLE '92, 4
door. $3000 or best offer.
(863)673-4594
Cadillac Deville, '92,
looks/runs good, interior per-
fect, leak in trans. line,
$1200 neg. (309)472-1561
CAMARO Z28' 80- auto, all
original, nice restoration pro-
ject, $1700 neg..
(863)634-6601 Ive msg.
CAMARO Z28 '84 no motor/
trans. Good project. $300
w/title. 863-467-5401 or
772- 359-2923.
CAMARO Z28- '93, Needs
work, $1800. Or best offer.
(863)634-6196
CHEVY CAMARO RS '91, w/
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 .
'772--359-2923/863-467-5401
CHEVY CAVALIER, '90 4 dr.,
light gray, $900.
(863)674-0670 after 5pm .
CHEVY LUMINA URO SPORT
1993, Runs good. $1300.
(863)763-7314
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2500
(863)675-7105


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CHEVY NOVA '76, Runs good.
Needs minor body work.
$1500 Neg. (239)503-5131
Ask for Ramon, after 5:30pm
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4-New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
FORD EXPLORER 1991, ma-
roon, looks/runs good, low
mileage. $2500 neg. Call
after 6pm. (863) 635-3929
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $250.
(239) 657-4348.
LINCOLN TOWNE.CAR, '88,
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
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 1993,
Runs great. A/C, Stereo.
$1900. (863)983-5597
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, 2nd4owner, non
smoker, lots of extras. Must
see. $1500 (863)634-6636
OLDS CUTLASS, '69, 350
Rocket, runs good, needs
paint job & trim, $2000 neg.
(863)675-2759
PLYMOUTH NEON '99, 5 spd.
Great car, great on gas. $1500
863)634-3386 or
863)634-8672
PONTIAC FIREBIRD 1993:
Needs front nose. Runs great.
$1000 or best offer.
(302)335-5565
TOYOTA CELICA 1987, $700
Runs great. Stick shift. Great
on gas. A/C. Stereo.
(863)983-5597
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
slfleds."


AUTO WANTED:
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible / Truck. Please call
(954)561-2776



FORD F150'89, Single cab,
runs great. Minor body work
needed. $2500
(863)467-1180
FORD F350 1997, Full Size,
Blue, 4x4 w/cracked head.
$4000. (863)467-0541
JEEP CHEROKEE, '86, good
running gear, good motor,
4x4, good buggy $500
(863)634-5421


CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$750 (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063


(863)357-2988


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
863-357-6959
VOLKSWAGEN TRIKE, Mint
cond. $15,000 invested,
asking $10,000.
YAMAHA 2002 VSTAR 1100,
2k, many extras. $5800
(863)824-0801
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
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for It?


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Okeechobee News, Tuesday, June 13, 2006


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ALUMINUM RIMS Ford
F250/350, w/caps 8 lug.
4/set 4x4, almost new,
$350. (863)673-1404 eves.
BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $50
(863)763-6747
CAB W/ ROOF RACK SLIDE
WINDOWS- burgundy, all in-
tact, off '98 Toyota Tacoma,
$250 (443)205-0955
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
(863)467-4328.
EURO TAIL LIGHTS 'OO- Ford
Focus $75 call after 5pm
(239)657-5504
FRONT END, for CJ5 Jeep,
with locking hubs. $50
(863)763-1370
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.
(863)946-3570
TIRES- (4) 285/75R16, Day-
ton Timberline, all terrain,
Good condition $225
(863)357-8788
WHEELS 4 TIRES, For Ford
Mustang, 15" cast ten holes.
Tires like new. $200
(863)674-0212


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


Public Auction will be held at Alex Sirum
GMC Motorhomes located at 1800
Highway 70 East, Okeechobee, FL
34972 on July 1, 2006 at 10:00 A.M.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.585 for
unpaid service and Storage charges.
Year, make, model and VIN are as fol-
lows:
I1976GMCEleganzall
VIN #TZE166V1001764
Terms of sales are cash. No checks will
be accepted. Seller reserves the dight
of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! Said
vehicles will be sold in "AS IS" condi-
tion with no guarantee.
141157 ON 6/13/2006


DODGE DAKOTA P/UP 1989,
$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.
(863)227-2954
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
FORD RANGER XLT 88, 5sp,
runs & looks good, $1200.
(863)763-6747.
TRUCKS (6) F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors. $1800 or best
offer. (561)633-1371
Shop from a gift catalog.
that's updated regularly:
the classifleds.


'I Pb ic Notice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEECOUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2006CA1
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF TWO THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY THREE
($2,383.00) DOLLARS IN U.S. CURRENCY AND A 2006 CHEVROLET HHR.
VIN#3GNDA23DX6S552090
NOTICE OF COMPLAINT
TO: ANY AND ALL PERSONS WHO CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE FOLLOWING PER-
SONAL PROPERTY:
TWO THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED
EIGHTY THREE ($2,383.00) DOLLARS IN
U.S. CURRENCY AND A 2006 CHEVROLET
HHR, VIN#3GNDA23DX6S552000
NOTICE is given to pursuant to 932.701 to 932.707, Florida Statutes (2005), that
THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLES (DEPART-
MENT), acting through its division, the Florida Highway Patrol, seized the above-
described personal property on November 21, 2005, in Okeechobee County, Flori-
da, and is holding the personal property pending the outcome of forfeiture pro-
ceedings. All persons or entities who have a legal Interest In the subject property
may request a hearing concerning the seized property by contacting the under-
signed. A complain has been filed In the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida. The trial court on March
17, 2006, entered an Order Finding Probable Cause. .
If no claimants appear, the DEPARTMENT will be seeking a final order of forfeiture.
Dated this 8th day of June, 2006.
Respectfully submitted,
CHARLES J. CRIST
ATTORNEY GENERAL
JEFFREY MAHL
Senior Assistant Attorney General
Florida Bar No.: 0743940


140978 ON 6/13,20/06


CHEVY S10 BLAZER 11994,
4x4, V6, Vortex engine, A/C,
Great shape. $2800.
(863)763-3816
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE '94,
4.0, 2wd, needs cam bearings
& seal. Has new transmission.
$900 (239)768-1015 aft. 5pm
JEEP GRAND WAGONEER
1991, 62K org. mis. Garage
kept. $2500 or best offer.
(863)675-4079 LaBelle.


OFRCE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
1515 N.Ragler Drive, Suite 900
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
(561) 837-5000, Fax (561)837-5102
COUNSEL FOR THE DEPARTMENT


JEEP RHD '75- route ready,
rebuilt trans, new rear
brakes, tires, paint, runs
good, $3000
(863)763-05774005



LANDSCAPING TRAILERS (2)
Tandem Axel, Enclosed.
$600 for both or best offer.
561-633-1371


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I Pul c Notice


REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN060700
AUTOMATION OF GATE STRUCTURES, S-59, S-61, 8-65,
S-65A AND S-65D, OSCEOLA, POLK & OKEECHOBEE COUNTIES, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406,
for Automation of Gate Structures, S-59, S-61, S-65, S-65A & S-650, Osceola,
Polk & Okeechobee Counties, FL on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. local
time, at which timely submitted bids will be opened and publicly read to install re-
mote telemetry units (MOSCAD and antennas) at structures S-59, S-61, S-65,
S-65A, & S-65D, and make improvements to site appurtenances as identified in
the design plans, such as harden buildings, Install or remove stilling wells, install
staff gauges, Install gate position sensors and new gate gauges, install louvers
and hoods on select buildings. An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on
Monday, June 26, 200 at 10:30 a.m. at KIsslmmee Field Station, 0 S. Hoag-
land Blvd, KIssimmee, FL 34741. For directions call (407) 846-5226. A site visit
will Immediately follow.
All bids must conform to the Instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for free
at m.ulwmi.goy. purchasing a set for $326.00 at the above address, by call-
ng (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The
public Is Invited to attend the bid opening. Information on the status of this so-
Icitatton can be obtained at our web site www.sfwmd.gov.
141096 ON 6/13/06

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN060701
AUTOMATION OF GATE STRUCTURES, OSCEOLA &
ORANGE COUNTIES, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B-1 BIdg., 3301 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406,
for Automation Of Gate Structures, Osceata & Orange Counties, Ft on Thurs-
day, July 13, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted bids will be
opened and publicly read. Install remote telemetry units (MOSCAD & antennas) al
S-57, S-60, S-62, S-63, S-63, 63A, & make improvements to site appurtenances,
such as harden buildings, installremove stilling wells, staff gauges, gate position
sensors & new gate gauges, louvers & hoods on select buildings. An OPTIONAL
pro-bid conference will be held on Monday, June 26, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Kis-
simmee Field Station, 80 S. Hoagland Blvd. Kissimmee, FL 34741. For directions
call (407) 846-5226.A site visit will Immediately follow.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for tree
at w im[o purchasing a set for $298.00 at the above address, by call.
ng (561) 682-6391, or by calling the24-hour BID HOTLINE 00-A472.529 The
blc Is Invited to attend the ib opening. Information on the status of this so-
citation can be obtained at our web site www.ftwmd.gov.
141082 ON 6/13/06


UTILITY TRAILER, heavy duty,
w/drop gate, brand new
tires, $800. (863)357-1080

LooMing for a place to
hang your hat? Look no,
hrther than the classl-
gmis,


AEROSTAR '91- AC, auto, V6,
all power, $4000
(863)675-4409
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8,
sofa bed, tow pkg., 178k
miles, $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.


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LEGAL NOTICE
Pursuant to and in compliance with the Federal Communications Commission's
regulations, Adelphia Cable Communications provides the following notice con-
ceming upcoming channel changes:
On or about July 11, 2006, the community of Okeechobee and its surrounding areas
will experience a realignment to their channel lineups as follows:
OIY will move from Digital Basic service, channel 133 to Digital Basic service, chan-
nel 119.
ESPN News will move from Digital Plus service, channel 123 to Digital Basic ser-
vice, channel 133.
ESPN Classic will move from Digital Plus service to Digital Basic service, but remain
on its existing channel 131.
Fuse will move from Digital Basic service, channel 111 to Digital Basic service,
channel 145.
National Geographic will move from Dlgital Basic service, channel 120 to Digital Ba-
sic service, channel 111.
ESPN U will be added to Digital Basic service, channel 132.
141156 CGS 6/13/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN
RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING TUES-
DAY, JUNE 27, 2006 AT 3:30 PM. IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L BRYAN
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS OF INDIAN RIVER COMMU-
NITY COLLEGE AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA
34981-5596. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT AT 9:00 A.M., TUESDAY JUNE 20,
2006 AN AGENDA MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN
L. BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGINIA
AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO
PLACE BEFORE THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS CONCERNING
ISSUES OF LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT
THAT MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT
LEAST SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
TRUSTEES. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THIS
BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING
WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY
NEED TO ENSURE THAT VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE.
138956 ON 6/13/06


GMC VAN '91- 3/4 ton, has
some rust, runs. & drives
great, real strong work van
800 neg. (863)763-4149
YOUP new home could be
In today's paper. Have
you looked for It?


Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the worM around you.
No, wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
essmful people


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
Probate Division
File Number: 2006-CP-067
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANK J. BRADY, JR.
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Frank
J. Brady, Jr., deceased, whose date of
death was'December 21, 2005 and
whose Social Security Number is
262-135-8517, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972. The names and
addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
-ON THEM
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
.mands against decedents estate must
tile their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
,ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED,
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Community Events


Class of'77 plans reunion
The Class of 1977 is planning their 30-year class reunion. A meeting
is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, at R.J. Gators, 102 S'.W 14th St., at 6
p.m. If you are a class of 1977 alumni or know of any classmates,
please attend this meeting. For information call Cindi Bennett Hort-
man at (863) 697-9817, Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101 or
Toni Bennett Doyle at (863) 634-9491.

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

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

Basinger Baptist Church plans VBS
The First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N., is hosting a
vacation Bible school July 24 -July 28 from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme
for this year is Artic Edge. Children in grades one through 12 are invit-
ed. For information, call i-V.63) T6.?.-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 recruitmentwill 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 HeadStart office at (863) 357-8677 or (863) 357-2242 for
an appointment and additional information.

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

Legion forming new unit
American Legion Post #-64,5i. 1 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 will 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)
763-2950.

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.

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
S Thursday of each month, from 1:30 until 4 p.m.

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,,offers
a continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7 until 8
p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity to "pur-
chase" items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not be held during
the month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-
6320.

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-
0973.

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
donors.

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

Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their resi-
dence, The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot
Shearwater boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI 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-
2321.

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 Chambet of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, con-
tact 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: ohs 1987reunion@'hotmail.com

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors 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) 4-62-5183, 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 edi-
tion 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; Mari-
on Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863,1 763-8865.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
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 missions of the Civil
Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish


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these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.

Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out \vith planning of the Oketechobte
High School Class of .1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS 97_reunion i'yahoo.comrn. .

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Wilma
Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross
receipt.

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phonies to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.

Church offers program for families
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. will hold
classes on Tuesday mornings from 10 until 11:30 a.m. for parents and
pre-school children. The curriculum will explore God's word through
activity centers. There will also be a special class for parents. For infor-
mation or to register, call Angela at (863) 763-4021.

Hero campaign helps Red Cross
Heroes for the American Red Cross is a grassroots campaign in
which local business people, school groups, church groups, civic
clubs and individuals pledge to raise $1,000 through any legal means
they choose for the local Red Cross chapter. This year, the Okee-
chobee County Branch has set its sights oh raising $25,000 during-the
campaign which runs throughout the month of May. The funds will
be used to support such Red Cross services in Okeechobee County as
disaster relief, assistance for fire victims, emergency military commu-
nications, first aid, CPR training and disaster preparedness for the
community. If you would like to become a hero by raising or donating
$1,000 for the Okeechobee County Red Cross, call Debbie Riddle,
branch manager, at (863) 763-2488,

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

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


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