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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 l2,C.R 15A\ iII 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.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5
p.m.. Sun. 1-5 p.m. Tues. and
Thurs. is Family Swim Night, 7 -
9 p.m. Senior water exercises
are Tues, Wed and Fri., 10-
10:45 a.m. Call 1.863) 467-7667
for information
Flag disposal
ceremony planned
Flag disposal will be held
Thursday, June 15 at 6.30 p.m.
at the American Legion Post
#64. 501 N.E. Second St. Cub
Scout Pack 964 %%ill assist Post
#64 in this program. The pub-
lic is cordially ia-ited to attend.
Bring .our children so they can
learn about our flag.

Inside

President Bush
visits Baghdad
SBAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)-Presi-
cdent Bush assured Iraqis in a
surprise .isit to Baghdad on
Tuesday that the Uinited States
stands with them and their new
government "It's inour interest
that Iraq succeed," he said, seat-
ed alongside newly named Iraqi
Prime Minister Nouri al-Malikj.
But he also erriphasized,
S both in his meeting %itih al-Mali-
ki and in an address to U.S.
'." troops, that the wartorn coun-
try's future is in the hands of the
new Iraqi unity government.
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Source: Florida Division
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Man charged with murder


Man gets
20 years
in prison

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
As stabbing victim Meliton
Sanchez lie gasping for breath on
his kitchen floor, his then-3-year-
old daughter gently cradled his
head in her lap.


But her
love could
- not save her
father who
had been
stabbed in
the chest
and later
died at
Raulerson Jose Antonio
Hospital. Martinez-
Jose Mendoza
Antonio
Martinez-Mendoza, now-24,-was-


arrested March 9, 2005, on
charges of second-degree mur-
der by Detective Ted Van Deman
of the Qkeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO) in connection
with the stabbing.
Monday, June 12, Martinez
entered a plea of no contest .to
the charge of second-degree
murder and a misdemeanor
charge of resisting arrest without
violence. He was sentenced to 20
years in prison with credit for
-time served. .


Flag Day: Happy 229th Birthday, Old Glory


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
The flag of our country is framed by the archway of the entrance to the Okeechobee
County Courthouse. Today, June 14, has been designated as Flag Day to honor the
adoption of our flag on this date in 1777.

America celebrates Flag Day
By Pete Gawda dard design for the arrangement . ..
Okeechobee News. of stars and stripes until an exec-
utive order of President Howard "
Happy. Birthday, Old Glory. Taft of June 24, 1912, established
Today is the 229th birthday of our the order of the star and the pro-
4OnJ portions of the flag..
On June 17, 1777, the Second The Stars and Stripes first flew -


Continental Congress adopted a
national flag for a country that
was less than a year old. Show
your patriotism by flying a flag in
your yard or from your porch.
Locally, Cub Scout Pack 64
will observe Flag Day by taking
part in a ceremony Thursday
evening at 6:30 p.m. at American
Legion Post #64 to dispose of
soiled and damaged flags.
The first Flag Act stated:
"Resolved, That the flag of the
United States be made of thirteen
stripes, alternate red and white;
that the union be thirteen stars,
white, in a blue field, represent-
ing a new constellation."
However, there was no stan-


in a Flag Day celebration in Har-
ford, Conn., in 1861, the first
summer of the Civil War. The first
national observance of Flag Day
came on June 14,1877, the 100th
birthday of the flag.
Following is the text of Presi-
dent Bush's 2006 Flag Day
Proclamation.
"From our Nation's earliest
days, Old Glory has stood for
America's strength, unity, and lib-
erty. During Flag Day and Nation-
al Flag Week, we honor this
enduring American symbol and
celebrate the hope and ideals
that it embodies.
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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Today, June 14, is the
229th birthday of our flag.
Flags of our nation and our
state fly from the flagpole
of the Okeechobee Utility
Authority.


Detective Van Deman said
even though he would like to
have seen Martinez receive more
jail time, reaching a plea agree-
ment was the best way to go.
"It's not the sentence J would
have liked to have seen, but
when your only witness is a 3
year old, you never know what's
going to happen (in court).," he
said. "Sometimes, it's better to
take the plea option and get less.
time."
The detective said that some


of the other 'witnesses were not
available to testify because they
are, migrant workers and were
working somewhere else in the
United States.'
"They come and go," he said,
"Some did come back but we
lost a lot of other witnesses in the
process."
According to his report, v, hen
he arrived at the mobile home on
N.E. 31st Terrace medical per-

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Developers


unwilling to


fund expansion


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) board discov-
ered Tuesday that not as many
developers as previously
thought were willing to put up
money to reserve capacity at the
proposed \\ astewater treatment
plant expansion
They also conducted a public
hearing on clarificatior of the
rate schedule and discussed pur-
chasing land for office expan-
sion.
The philosophy of-the OUA
board has beer Ithat ne\ detel-
opment should pay for the pic.-
posed se% er plant expansion,
and not current customers
Developer's fees and guaran.


teed revenue fees are expected
to help finance the expansion.
Guaranteed revenues fees
are those fees a developer will
pay during the time between
conipleti:nri of the treatment
plant and the ttime they actually
connect to the utility.
The amount of money
obtained from these fees will
determine how much money
Will hak e to be 'flrFaice,' for plaint
expansion.
Monthly revenues from the
increased number of customers
would then be used to pay off
the loan . . .
In March, builders had indi-
cated they were willing to obli-
gate to about 5,000 units of
See Expansion Page 2


EPA proposes

no permits needed


for water transfers


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
The Environmental Protec-
tion Agency (EPA) proposed a
rule on June 1 that would allow
for transfers of water from one
body of water to another with-
out permits under the Clean
Water Act's National Pollution
Discharge Elimination System
(NPDES) program.
The transfers include rout-
ing water through tunnels,
channels or natural stream
courses for public water sup-
plies, irrigation, power genera-
tion, flood control and environ-
mental restoration.


According to the EPA web
site, the proposed rule would
define a water transfer as an
activity that conveys waters of
the United States to another
water of the United States with-
out subjecting the water to
intervening industrial, munici-
pal or commercial use. This
exclusion does not apply,
though, to pollutants that the
water transfer itself may intro-
duce to the water being trans-
ferred. More information may
be found on the National Pollu-
tant Discharge Elimination Sys-
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Murder

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sonnel were doing all they could
to keep Mr. Sanchez, then 25,
alive. However, the knife wound
had punctured the man's aorta.
Witnesses at the scene told the
detective that Martinez had been
drinking heavily and was quite
drunk. They also told him that Mr.
Sanchez did not drink.
The report goes on to say that
an argument between the two
men over a radio being played too
loudly led to the stabbing. Mar-
tinez, along with Mr. Sanchez and
his wife and daughter, lived
together in the rented mobile


Expansion

ContinuedFrom Page 1
sewer capacity. However, as of
June 7, developers had only paid
the necessary cash and secured
necessary letters of credit fees to
reserve about 1,000 units.
OUA Executive Director said he
was going to contact the develop-.
ers to find out the reason for their.
hesitation to commit. He indicated
that if there is not enough demand
for the proposed 3-million-gallon-
per-day plant expansion, plans
might have to be scaled back to 2
or maybe even I million gallons a
day.
Turning to another matter, Mr.
Ha ford ,noted that the present
OUA office building on the corner
of Southwest Fifth Avenue and
South W. Park Street is reaching it
capacity and has received hurri-
cane, termite and bat infestation
damage.


EPA

Continued From Page 1
tem (NPDES) webpage
(http://www.epa.gov/npdes/agri-
culture#watertransfer).
Benjamin Grumbles, EPA
assistant administrator for water,
said in an EPA press release that
the rule would give communities
flexibility in protecting water
quality, preventing costly litiga-
tion, and promoting the public
good.
"President Bush is committed


home. Three other single men
also lived in the home.
Mr. Sanchez, stated the report,
wanted Martinez to turn down the
volume because of his young
daughter.
Witness statements indicated
that the two men began to argue
in the kitchen of the home when
they heard a crash of pots and
pans. Those witnesses, who were
outside the home at the time,
then saw Martinez throw open
the door to the home and run
from the scene with .a knife in his
hand.
To this day, all attempts to find
the knife have been unsuccessful.
"Where it is, I don't know,"
said the detective.
At the time, Mr. Sanchez's wife


He presented a contract for the
purchase of land diagonally across
from the present office. The prop-
erty in question is at the. intersec-
tion of Southwest Sixth Avenue
and Southwest Second Street.
Board members were not too
keen on the idea.
Board member Carl Leonard
brought up the idea of remodeling
the current building.
"The need has not been point-
ed out sufficiently to me," said
board member Elder Sumner.
He called attention to the con-
tract price of $250,000 and called it
i"a little much" compared with the
appraised value of $150,000.
Board-member-Steve Nelson
suggested the possibility of razing
the present building and rebuilding
on the site.
"We don't have enough infor-
mation to work with," said board
member George Long. "The price
is reason for us not to act on it."
The board directed Mr. Hayford


to cleaning and protecting the
nation's water resources, and this
rule keeps the Clean Water Act
focused on water pollution, not
water allocation," Mr. Grumbles
said.
According to Ray Gilmer, direc-.
tor of public affairs for the Florida
Fruit and Vegetable Association
(FFVA), the EPA proposed the
rule to streamline the process of
water transfers.
The question of whether
NPDES permits were needed for
water transfers has posed, legal
challenges in recent years.


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was in the bathroom taking a
shower. Someone called to her
and told her to come to the
kitchen because there was an
emergency. When she got there,
she saw her husband lying on the
floor with his head in her daugh-
ter's lap.
She then called their landlord
for help.
When Detective Van Deman
arrived at the scene, Martinez
could not be found so OCSO
Deputy Rick Voss and his K-9 Rex
were summoned. Rex found the
suspect about 70-yards from the
home lying in about 10-inches of
water in an open field.
The detective's report states
that the man was bitten by the K-9
because he would not follow


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commands and would not show
officers his hands when found.
I The report states that Martinez
did not like Mr. Sanchez and that
they had argued about the vol-
ume of the radio in the past. Mar-
tinez told Detective Van Deman
that he also paid rent to live in the
mobile home but Mr. Sanchez
acted like he owned the home.
Martinez was also charged
With the misdemeanor of resist-
ing arrest without violence. Mon-
day, he entered a plea of no con-
test to that charge.
"Everybody agreed, this was a
good guy (Mr. Sanchez) and a
hard worker," said Detective Van
Deman. "It's truly sad."


to have the present building spoke at the hearing. Another pub-
appraised and a survey done as to lic hearing will be held at next
the feasibility for remodeling or moth's meeting before the board
rebuilding. votes.
The board also held their first In other action, the board:
public hearing on proposed clarifi-
cations of the rate schedule. The received the finance report for
clarifications deal primarily with the period ending May 31;
clerical or housekeeping matters authorized expenditures total-
and will have little bearing on cus- ing $216,440.10 for lift station
tomers' monthly bills. The pro- repairs. The amount budgeted for
posed changes mostly clarify and lift stations repairs is $315,000;
definethe present rates. authorized purchase of a
However, the proposal did mini-excavator and trailer for
establish a rate for irrigation water, $36,352;
something. OUA doe not have
presently. This would be based on o declared a list of property to
the nonresidential .rate and no | be surplus; and,, : :
sewer charges would be associat-i authorized expenditure for
ed with irrigation water charges. $10,191.05 to relocate water
The rate schedule also sets up meters in Douglas Park from the
fire line charges 'for sprinkler sys- back to the front of residential lots.
teams based on 2- and 3'-inch lines. This expenditure is in connection
Until recently, the smallest sprin- with previously approved expendi-
kler systems serviced by OUA were tures for installation of a fire
4-inch lines. hydrant and waterline in Douglas
No members of the public Park.


In 2004, FFVA filed an amicus
(friend of the court) brief on
behalf of the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD) in
a lawsuit against the Miccosukee
Tribe of Indians that reached the
U.S. Supreme Court.
The court declined to rule
directly on the issue and remand-
ed it back to the District Court for
further deliberation..On Aug. 5,
2005, EPA issued a legal memo-
randum entitled "Agency Interpre-
tation on Applicability of Section
402 of the Clean Water Act to
Water Transfers." This memo


confirmed EPA's interpretation
that Congress intended for water
transfers to be subject to oversight
by water resource management
agencies and State non-NPDES
authorities, rather than the
NPDES permitting program,
according to the EPAweb site.
EPA will accept comments on
the proposed rule for 45 days after
it is published in the Federal Reg-
ister. This proposed rule is intend-
ed to clarify that NPDES permits
are not needed for water trans-
fers. The comment period will be
open until July 24,2006.


Survey will help with stormwater plan
OKEECHOBEE The City of Okeechobee and Okeechobee Coun-
Sty 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. Parrott Ave., Suite 201.
Completed forms can be returned to the above locations or e-
S 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
target district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are urged to
participate.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of concern
to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-
streetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia Jean
Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insurance
or other assistance.
Your gross household income is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household $24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five persons'-
$37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons $42,850; and, eight
persons-$45,500.
Interviews for applications for this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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In 1777, the Second Continental
Congress established the flag of a
young Nation, whose 13 original
states were represented in the
flag's 13 stars and 13 alternating
red and white stripes. Today, the
Stars and Stripes commemorate
the revolutionary truths of our Dec-
laration of Independence and Con-
stitution.. As Americans, we revere
freedom and equality, the rights
and dignity of every individual, and
the supremacy of the rule of law.
These fundamental beliefs have
guided our country and lifted the
fortunes of all Americans, and we
have seen their power to transform


other nations and deliver hope to
people around the world.
During Flag Day and National
Flag Week, we also honor the men
and women who carry our flag
into battle. Through their bravery
and sacrifice, they help keep Amer-
ica safe and advance peace and
freedom around the globe. By fly-
ing the flag, we express our grati-
tude to these heroes and all those
who help ensure that the many
blessings of our great country con-
tinue for generations to come.
To commemorate the adoption
of our flag, the Congress, by joint
resolution approved Aug. 3, 1949,
as amended (63 Stat. 492), desig-
nated June 14 of each year as "Flag
Day" and requested that the Presi-
dent issue an annual proclamation
calling for its observance and for


the display of the flag of the United
States on all Federal Government
buildings. The Congress also
requested, by joint resolution
approved June 9, 1966, as amend-
ed (80 Stat. 194), that the President
issue annually a proclamation des-
ignating the week in which June 14
occurs as "National .Flag Week"
and calling upon all citizens of the
United States to display the flag
during that week.
NOW THEREFORE, I, GEORGE
W. BUSH, President of the United
States of America, do hereby pro-
claim June 14, 2006, as Flag Day
and the week beginning June 11,
2006, as National Flag Week. I
direct the appropriate officials to
display the flag on all Federal Gov-
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observe Flag Day and National Flag
Week by flying the Stars and Stripes
from their homes and other suit-
able places. I also call upon the
people of the United States to
observe with pride and all due cer-
emony those days from Flag Day
through Independence Day, also
set aside by the Congress (89 Stat.
211), as a time to honor America,
to celebrate our heritage in public
gatherings and activities, and to
publicly recite the Pledge of Alle-
giance to the Flag of the United
States of America.,

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have
hereunto set my hand this sixth day
of June, in the year of our Lord two
thousand six, and of the Indepen-
dence of the United States of Amer-
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Some FCAT
TALLAHASSEE Some tem-
porary workers hired to grade
essay questions on the state's
,.standardized tests apparently lack
teaching experience or degrees
related to the subjects they are
,grading, a preliminary examina-
. tion of their job applications
shows.
A review by aides to Democrat-
I ic Senate leaders, who sued to get
C the records, shows people being
'paid $10 an hour to grade the
Florida Comprehensive Assess-
ment.Test, or FCAT, are as likely to
1 be janitors, homemakers and
store clerks as they are to have
professional careers.
"I am very disturbed by what
S we are finding," said Sen. Walter
"Skip" Campbell, D-Tamarac.


graders lack specialty
Legislative aides have exam- skills may be deficient.
ined about half -1,255 of more State education officials say the
than 2,500 job applications. So graders are trained closely moni-
far, 674 graders appear to have no tored and let go if their work is not
experience as an educator nor a up to par.
degree directly related to the sub- "You can have someone who
jects they are grading. is a doctorate in biophysics and
Applications from the. other unless they can successfully com-
581 graders indicate they had an plete the training and exams, they
education background, teaching are not going to go anywhere near
experience or related skills, but an FCAT science test, even with
353 failed to provide evidence to that degree," Education Depart-
support their claims. ment spokeswoman Cathy
"Some of them have physical Schroeder said.
education or a hospitality man- The state settled a lawsuit by
agement major," Campbell said. Campbell and Senate Democratic
"I am concerned that some are Leader Les Miller of Tampa by
coming from schools in Poland, agreeing to release the applica-
Colombia, Nigeria, Germany and tions after identifying information,
other countries, including names, addresses and
"He was worried their English Social Security numbers, had


experience
been removed.
Democrats have criticized the
use of the test to grade schools,
which can result in loss of federal
money for those who fail to show
sufficient improvement. State
Education Commissioner John
Winn has dismissed the senators'
examination as "a politically moti-
vated fishing expedition" and
attempt to discredit the FCAT.
"It does not surprise me that
the senators are now ready to
expand their campaign of doubt
in the light that they have not been
able to actually find anyone who is
not qualified," Winn said in a.
statement issued by his office Fri-
day.


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C The following individuals were bond was set at $2,500. marijuana under 20 grams and
arrested on felony or driving under Christy Marie Williams, 18, possession of drug paraphernalia.
?'the influence (DUI) charges by the N.E. Eighth Way, Okeechobee, was His bond was set at $6,000.
SOkeechobee County Sheriff's arrested June 7 by Deputy Kenneth Jose Feliciano Harper, 19,
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee Sarros on a charge of aggravated Edward Butler Ave., Ruskin, was
- City Police Department (OCPD), assault. She was released on her arrested June 9 by Deputy Sam
i the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), own recognizance. Thomas on an Okeechobee Coun-
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con- Lawrence C. Cooper, 61, N.W. ty charging him with violation of
servation Commission (FWC) or i Ith St., Okeechobee, was arrested probation dealing in stolen prop-
the Department of Corrections June 8 by the OCPD on a charge of erty and violation of probation -
(DOC). felony battery. His bond was set at grand theft-firearm. He is being
o Kip Allen Lyons, 24, was $10,000. held without bond.
arrested June 6 by Deputy Corporal Keith Walter Kuminski, 45, Robert Mason Detzer, 38, S.E.
Jack Nash on felony charges of N.E. 128th Ave., Okeechobee, was 27th St., Okeechobee, was arrested
grand theft motor vehicle and arrested June 8 by Deputy Augustin June 9 by Detective Ted Van Deman
-leaving the scene of an accident 'Saucedo on a Palm Beach County on charges of dealing in stolen
with property damage. He was also warrant charging him with organ- property (four counts) and
arrested on.misdemeanor charges ized scheme to defraud, fraudulent defrauding a pawnbroker (four
of operating a motor vehicle while use of personal identification infor- counts). His bond was set at
,license revoked and reckless driv- mation and grand theft from a per- $50,000.
ing. His total bond was set at son 65 years of age or older. He is Justin Andrew Jenkins, 22,
..$24,500., being heldwithout bond. N.W..20th St., Okeechobee, was
Christopher Dallas Enfinger, Vernon Bernard Ervin, 32, arrested June 10 by Officer R. Cale
118, S.W 21st St., Okeechobee, was N.W. Ninth St., Okeechobee, was on felony charges of possession of
.arrested June 7 by Deputy Corporal arrested June 9 by Deputy Roy cocaine, driving while license sus-
Marcus Collier on an Okeechobee Gilcrest on a felony charge of pos- pended habitual offender and a.
County warrant charging him with session of cocaine and misde- misdemeanor charge of posses-
fraudulent use of a credit card. His meanor charges of possession of sion of marijuana under 20 grams.

Two local students selected for Girls State


. Rubi Prieto and Amy Lamberti
of Okeechobee High School
(O.H.S.) have been selected to
attend the American Legion Auxil-
iary Girls State.
Ms. Prieto, is a 17-year old stu-
dent who is also a member of the
Beta and Spanish Clubs. She
attends Indian River Community
College (I.R.C.C.) in the afternoons
as part of the O.H.S./I.R.C.C. dual


enrollment program.
Ms. Prieto helped raise money
for breast cancer and also volun-
teered her time to package
"ziploves" for victims of Hurricane
Katrina.
She was sponsored by Unit #64
of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Amy Lamberti is also a 17-year
old student at O.H.S. Ms. Lamberti
enjoys cheerleading, playing soc-


cer and competing in track and,
field. She has been on the varsity
soccer team for three years. She
plans to continue on the soccer
team and cheerleading squad next
season (her senior year). Ms. Lam-
berti is the president of the Student
Council and the Beta Club. She is
also involved in the drama club
and is a member of the National
Honor Society.


His bond was set at $16,000.
James Marion Prescott, 25,
N.W 37th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 10 by Deputy Paul
Jackson on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him with fail-
ure to appear driving under the
influence and failure to appear -
driving while license suspended.
His bond was set at $5,000.'
Michael Anthony Richards,
35, S.W. 17th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 10 by Deputy Mark
Margerum on felony charges of
fleeing and attempting to elude a
law enforcement officer and resist-
ing arrest with violence, and a mis-
demeanor charge of driving under
the influence. His bond was set at
$5,500.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


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2 Generations Of Continued Service Since 1980


Take Stock Scholarships
Sam Smith (back row second from left) and Janine Marchman (back row right) awarded the
Indian River Community College Take Stock scholarships to (in no particular order) Alexan-
der Arana, Esteban Hernandes, Christian Arocho, Lara Stanley, Sonya Chapa, Esteban
Anselmo and Barbara SantaCruz at the Okeechobee High School Scholarship Night pre-
sentations.


Obituary


Zona G. Carr
Zona G. Carr, age 78, of Vero
SBeach, died Sunday, June 11, 2006,
_ at Indian River Memorial Hospital.
'Mrs. Carr was born June 3, 1928, in
Rome Ga., to Lee Hank and Artie
Kimball. She was a homemaker of
the Southern Baptist Faith having
come to Vero Beach from Green
Acres three years ago. She was the
past president of the 11th District
Post 258 American Legion.
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friend and companion in life,






















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Fort Pierce,
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Lauderdale; Zona G-
daughter, Carr
Jacqulyn Gale
Murrayof Fort Lauderdale; four
grandchildren; five great-grandchil-


dren; and, sister Lillian Trotter of
Tennessee.
Visitation will be from noon
until 2 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2006,
at Bass Okeechobee Chapel with
funeral services beginning at 2
p.m. Interment will follow at Port
Mayaca Cemetery.
Those unable to attend the serv-
ices may sign the guest book at
www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
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DRUNK DRIVER: Since November of last year I have given the sher-
iff and three deputies information on an individual who drives drunk
every night. I gave them the make; model; license plate number;
where the individual drinks; and, where they live. So here we are, a
drunk driver driving on our streets every night. Why don't they do
something about it? It is only a matter of time before there is a tragic
accident. Then, of course, it is too late. When it happens, you can be
sure I will not remain quiet. I will let the family and all those involved
know that the sheriff's department knew of this individual and decided
to look the other way. (Editor's Note: We contacted Sheriff Paul May
with your concern and following is his response. "I remember this
gentleman coming in and telling me about this person driving drunk
every night A deputy was immediately assigned to this but, as of yet,
has not seen the man in the condition the caller describes. The situa-
tion is still being watched but to stop someone who has done nothing
wrong is against the law. We will enforce the law, but we will not
break the law to enforce it.")

COLD FOOD: There are restaurants in town that are serving cold
food during the lunch hour and it was 12:15 and the lunch bunch was
coming in and there was nothing there worth eating. With the new
restaurant opening soon in town, you'd think that the service and qual-
ity of the food would be better.

INFRASTRUCTURE: Almost two years ago, I attended the political
forum at the high school. There was a long discussion about the coun-
ty needing infrastructure before the big boom came to Okeechobee
County. Has there been any infrastructure at all? I haven't seen but
two: U.S. 441 North and S.R. 70 West. Both were road jobs, and both
done by the state.

Community Events-

Bank hosting mixer
Seacoast National Bank, formerly Big Lake National Bank, will
host the June Main Street mixer on Tuesday, June 20, at 1409 S. Parrott
Ave., from 5 until 7 p.m. with prize giveaways and refreshments. The
event is open to Main Street members and the public.

'DaVinci Code'discussion planned
A discussion on the "DaVinci Code" will be held at the Okee-
chobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on June 20 and 27 at 6:30
p.m. For information, call the Everglades Baptist Church at (863) 467-
5479.

Book discussion group to meet"
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group will meet Thurs-
day, June 22, at 7 p.m. The book to be read and discussed is "Persua-
sion" by Jane Austen. This will be the last meeting for the season. The
next meeting will be in September. The library is located at 206 S.W.
Second St. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

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 Candace or
Debbie at (863) 763-2488.

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

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

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



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Guest Commentary


Homeownership builds strong communities


By Chuck Clemons
USDA Rural Development
Florida State director
Ensuring that all people, includ-
ing families, elderly and disabled
residents, living in rural communi-
ties have affordable and safe hous-
ing has been a top priority of USDA
Rural Development for more than
70years.
June is National Homeowner-
ship Month a time to reflect on
the important role homeowner-
ship plays in American society,
especially in rural America. For
many of us, being able to go to
sleep each night in a safe and com-
fortable home is something we
take for granted. However, this is
not the case for many rural Ameri-
cans.
Homeownership is a bedrock
of the American economy, and
helps to increase jobs, boost
demand for goods and services
and build prosperity. How many


times have you considered home-
ownership a part of rural econom-
ic development? The truth is, with-
out affordable, safe and adequate
housing for rural residents, eco-
nomic development will struggle
to succeed. While this develop-
ment can mean so many things, at
its foundation is a community's
ability to provide its residents with
decent, safe and affordable hous-
ing.
So far this year, Rural Develop-
ment has invested $1.7 billion
nationwide to help more than
21,000 families buy a home. This
investment is part of the reason the
homeownership rate for non-met-
ropolitan areas is 76.1 percent
compared to 68.8 percent nation-
wide.
Rural Development's housing
programs finance new or
improved housing with no down.
payment and at favorable rates and
terms for low- to moderate-income


Upcoming Events

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 Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-1191.

Thursday
Cancer Support Group 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 information, call Janet
Topp at (863) 824-2899.
AA. 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 interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-
6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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 fellow-
ship 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 rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. F6r
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 language
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 avail-
able for your loved one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Liv-
ing/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W Second Ave. For information 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 Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is wel-
come. 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.

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are
all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday,, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978
or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held on
the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405
U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at noon.
Women should bring business cards and information to promote their
business. The meeting provides networking opportunities for women
in business and is open to the public. No membership is required. For
information, contact Robin Delgado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at
info@flainjurylawyer.com.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.


families and individuals who wish
to live in rural areas or communi-
ties. Both guaranteed and direct
homeownership loans are offered.
Under the direct loan program,
individuals or families receive a
loan directly from Rural Develop-
ment. Guaranteed loans are made
by other lenders such as banks
or credit unions and are guaran-
teed by our agency.
One of the most exciting hous-
ing programs offered by Rural
Development is Self-Help housing.
Participants, organized in groups of
six to 10 families, utilize their own
labor to reduce the total construc-
tion costs of their homes. These
families not only build their own
homes, but create tight knit com-
munities as they complete their
homes together.
We fund nonprofit groups who
carry out local Self-Help housing
programs, pay salaries, administra-
tive expenses and even costs of


purchasing of essential equipment
such as power tools for the families
to use.
In addition to helping with
homeownership, we also have
loans and grants available to help
low-income families and the elder-
ly make needed house repairs so
that they can remain in their own
home.
Rural Development is commit-
ted to the future of rural communi-
ties and to helping as many people
as possible achieve the American
Dream. This month we are proud
to celebrate homeownership and
the role it plays providing security
for children, stabilizing neighbor-
hoods and helping to create
stronger communities.
For information about USDA
Rural Development housing pro-
grams in Okeechobee, Highlands,
Martin, Indian River, St. Lucie and
Palm Beach counties, please call
(863) 763-3345, ext. 503.


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.
Church hosting Bible school
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will host
their annual vacation Bible school the week of June 12-16 from 5 until
8 p.m. This year's theme is Treasure Seekers, exploring God's promis-
es. 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.
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 must attend all six classes to get a Certifi-
cate of Completion. No child care will be available. For information,
call (863) 462-5877.
Local provider meeting slated
Okeechobee County Advisor and Provider meeting will be held
Wednesday, June 14, at 12:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Health
Department, 1728 N.W Ninth Ave.
Early Learning group to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Martin and- Okeechobee Counties, Inc.
will hold a full coalition meeting Thursday, June 15, at 1:30 p.m.'at the
One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., norlh 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.
Blood drive scheduled
Highlands Florida Blood Center will hold a Father's Day Blood drive
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., on Saturday, June
17, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. All donors will receive a free breakfast buf-
fet and T-shirt. A picture ID is required for donors. For information, call
(863) 382-4499.
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 I 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
Tinnitus 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.
Church schedules Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host their Vacation
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. Registration forms may
be downloaded at www.oakviewbaptist.org, or picked up at the
church office. For information, call (863) 763-1699.
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 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.







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Jessie Carr is well-known to
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fans. They may not know her
name, but she was a familiar sight
on the sidelines of Brahman foot-
ball games, both as a cheerleader
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Jessie's main love is baton
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At 14. she competed in the United
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Daytona Beach, where she finished
fourth in fancy strutting and second
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she was ready for high school, she
could twirl multiple batons,
swords and fire batons.
As a freshman in Okeechobee
High School, she not only made
the majorette squad, but was
named as their featured twirler, a
position she held for the rest of her
high school career. She became
co-captain of the squad as a sopho-
more and captain of the squad her
junior year. Because she decided to
wear a dual hat and cheer as well
as twirl during her final year in high
school, Jessie was not eligible to
captain the majorette squad.
Her list of awards is impressive.
She was a candidate for Miss Brah-
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as the majorette sweetheart during
her junior, ear and was football
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year. Jessie was also captain of the
varsity basketball cheerleaders.
Jessie was also on the Lady


Former Brahman featured twirler, majorette and cheerleader,
Jessie Carr has been selected to perform as a member of the
University of Central Florida's majorette squad this fall. She
is a 2006 graduate of Okeechobee High School.

(ge twirling team
Brahman track team as a sopho- Orlando to study business, every-
more and senior. In her sopho- thing that Jessie had worked for
more year, she ran in the 800-meter seemed have fallen in place. But,
event; in her senior year she ran in there was one dream that,
the 400-meter and as part of the 4 x remained. Jessie wanted to twirl
400 relay team. She received the for the UCF marching band.
Brahman award and the Peak Per- Recently, she received a letter
former awards for track informing her that her dream had
She was the recipient of the first, come true.
only and last four-year athletic let- This fall, Jessie will be a mem-
ter for majorettes. ber of the UCF marching band's
She was active in other areas of majorette squad. She will leave
the high school experience. She Okeechobee on June 22 to begin
was a member of the Beta Club summer courses.
and the Fellowship of Christian "I'll really miss Okeechobee,"
Athletes. stated Jessie. "But I'm ready to
Academically, Jessie carried a move on and meet new people."
3.2 unweighted grade point aver- Besides, Orlando is only two
age in honors classes. She graduat- hours away. The Okeechobee
ed in the top 20 percent of her class native and seventh generation
of 313. She was a scholar/athlete Floridian will b-e lac; Eguldrl ilto
for two years. She is a recipient of a viit her parents Kathy and Dav/e
Florida Bright Futures scholaisrhip. Carrt and to keep,'an eye on the,
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for the hurricane season, the Fed- suggestion
eral Emergency Management and stronger
Agency (FEMA) and Florida's State Protecti]
Emergency Response Team
(SERT) urge residents to take steps Openil
to make their homes safer. Getting One of I
a home disaster-ready is a key to reduce c
component for a faster recovery install prol
from a hurricane or other disaster. openings (
Hurricanes produce two pri- doors), su
mary damaging forces: high winds windows a
and flooding. Some measures to shutters.
reduce the damage resulting from purchase c
water and high winds are fairly exposed w
simple and inexpensive; others French doc
will require a professional contrac- and skylig
tor licensed to work in a state, manufactu
county or city. include 'w
It is important to ensure, that steel. Shutt
any work meets current state and following
local building codes. Exceeding guidelines.
the requirements of the building RoofBr
code with a "code-plus" approach Roof f
to rebuilding increases the disaster unbraced
resistance of a house and decreas- mon causE
es the chance of major structural houses an(
damage from wind or water. For winds. I-
more detailed information, home- ensure the
owners should talk to a profes- Check wit
sional home builder, architect, department
contractor or building-supply and with
retailer, installation
The Federal Alliance for Safe
Homes FLASH, Inc. is a non- Doors
profit organization dedicated to Exterior
promoting disaster safety, property and impact
protection and economic well with an inm
being by strengthening homes and Many hou
safeguarding families from natural double-ent
and manmade disasters. Its Web. ble-entry
site, www.flash.org, features ani- opening th
nations that guide a homeowner usually are
or builder step-by-step through the door and
latest tested and approved home wind da
mitigation techniques, including should add
improvements to the roof, walls or replace
and windows; FLASH Cards, that with a stroi
provide disaster-safety information at the topa
covering 20 topics (including hur- tive door,
ricanes and flooding safety) and hinge attack
ordering information for the the doors a
FLASH One-Stop Resource Guide, longer scr
which provides concise informa- into the do
tion on strengthening a home.
FEMA's How To mitigation Garag
series features illustrated guides Garage
about mitigation topics. The series lems durii
can be viewed, downloaded and they are s
printed by logging onto wobble in
www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/how pull garage
to/index or copies ordered by call- tracks or
ing 1-800-480-2520. garage doc
Residents living in storm-dam- enter a hoi
aged homes may need to evacuate windows,
should a hurricane threaten the garage doc
area; riding out a hurricane in a strengthen
weakened structure is dangerous. and the gli
Strengthening measures still are ware and
no guarantee that a home will not well as co
be damaged or even destroyed by in overhead
a hurricane. Residents should nation car
evacuate immediately if told to do about stro
so by local authorities. systems.


owing are some general
,s for rebuilding safer
er:
ng property from wind
ng Protection
the most effective ways
damage to a home is to
section on the home's
windows, skylights and
ch as impact-resistant
nd doors and/or storm
Homeowners should
)r make shutters for all
windows, glass surfaces,
ors, sliding glass doors
ghts: Typical types of
hired storm shutters
rood, aluminum and
:ers should be installed
the manufacturer's
acing
ailures, especially in
gable roofs, are a com-
e of major damage to
d their contents in high
homeowners should
roof framing is braced.
th the local building
.t for code requirements
a professional about


* doors should be wind
:t resistant or protected
ipact-resistant covering.
ses are equipped with
ry doors. Because dou-
doors span a wider
ian a single door, they
not as strong as a single
more susceptible to
mage. Homeowners
I a heavy-duty deadbolt
the existing deadbolt
anger one, add slide bolts
and bottom of the inac-
and replace the existing
chment screws, in both
md the door frame, with
ews that extend further
or's frame.
e Doors
doors can pose prob-
ng hurricanes because
so large that they can
high winds. Winds can
ge doors out of their
make them collapse. If
ors fail, high winds can
me and blow out doors,
walls even the roof. A
or can be reinforced by
ing the back of the door
der wheel tracks. Hard-
home supply stores, as
mpanies that specialize
ad door sales and instal-
advise homeowners
)nger doors and track


Protecting property
from flooding
Flooding is the most common
and costliest natural disaster and
often accompanies hurricanes.
Residents can inquire about the
projected flood elevation for their
neighborhood by contacting their
local building departments, flood
plain management offices or
emergency management offices.
Raising Electrical System Com-
ponents
Electrical system components,
including service panels, meters,
switches and outlets, are easily
damaged by floodwater. If they are
under water for even short peri-
ods, they may require replace-
ment. The potential for fires
caused by short circuits in flooded
systems creates another serious
problem. Raising electrical system
components helps prevent such
problems and ensure a quicker
return home. All components of
the electrical system, including the
wiring, should be raised at least 12
inches above the community's
base flood elevation requirement.
In an existing house, this work will
require the removal of some interi-
or wall sheathing (drywall, for
example). Electrical system modi-
fications must be done by a
licensed contractor, who will
ensure that the work is done cor-
rectly and according to all applica-
ble codes.
Elevating
Appliances
Appliances, such as washers
and dryers, should be located at
least 12 inches above the commu-
nity's base flood elevation require-
ment. Washers and dryers some-
times can be elevated on masonry
or pressure-treated lumber; such
appliances also can be moved to a
higher floor.
Raising HVAC
Heating, ventilating and cooling
(HVAC) equipment, such as a fur-
nace or hot water heater, can be
damaged extensively if inundated
by floodwaters. The amount of
damage depends on the depth of
the flooding and the amount of
time the equipment remains
underwater. Exterior HVAC equip-
ment should be elevated at least 12
inches above the community's
base flood elevation requirement.
A good way to protect interior
HVAC equipment is to move it.
from the basement or lower level
of the house to an upper floor or
even the attic. Relocation may
involve plumbing and electrical
changes and requires the skills of a'


licensed professional contractor.

Anchor Fuel Tanks
Unanchored fuel tanks can be
easily moved by flood waters.
These tanks pose serious threats to
families, houses, public safety and
the environment. An unanchored
tank can be driven through a wall
and swept downstream where it
can damage other houses. When
an unanchored tank in your base-
ment is moved by flood waters,
the supply line can tear free and
the basement contaminated by oil.
Even a buried tank can be pushed
to the surface by the buoyant effect
of soil saturated by water. For safe-
ty's sake, consult with local offi-
cials and licensed building profes-
sionals about the best methods of
anchoring fuel tanks.

Install Sewer
Backflow Valves
Flooding can cause sewage
from sanitary sewer lines to back
up into houses through drain
pipes. These backups not only
cause damage that is difficult to
repair, but also can create health
hazards. Backflow valves are
designed to block drain pipes tem-
porarily and prevent flow into the
house. Backflow valves are avail-'
able in a variety of designs that
range from the simple to the com-
plex and should be installed b\ a
licensed plumber or contractor.

Flood Insurance
Buy flood insurance to protect
from flood damage. The National
Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
overseen by FEMA enables home-
owners, business owners and
renters to purchase federally
backed flood insurance if their
community participates in the pro-
gram. Mortgage .lenders may
require prospective home buyers
to purchase flood insurance if the
home is located in a floodplain. It
.takes 30 days after purchase for a
policy to take effect. Insurance is
easy to obtain andis sold by most
insurance agents.
Residents can visitwww.Flood-
Smart.gov or call 1-800-427-2419
to learn their risk of flooding, how
to prepare for floods, how to pur-
chase a National Flood Insurance
Policy and about the benefits of
protecting homes and property
against flooding.


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Okeechobee County and the City of Okeechobee along with the South Florida Water
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solutions with regards to flooding and conveyance of Storm Runoff in the City and the County.
We would like to get your input on this subject and have a few questions that will only take a
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OPTIONAL: Although, not required, providing your name, address and telephone number will
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Stormwater runoff is rainfall that can accumulate after a storm event. Many times due to the
severity or length of the storm, runoff accumulates to a level which floods private property and
roads.

With this in mind, have you:

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

Yes __ No




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



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

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



5. If the only way to correct the problems) that you have listed above was to pay a
stormwater fee, would you support a City/County-wide fee on all businesses and
residents to correct these problems and maintain the solutions?
Yes No

6. I am a resident of the City County

PLEASE SUBMIT COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE BY JUNE 15, 2006.
COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRES MAY BE SUBMITTED AT:
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Bronson announces new ID spoofing protection


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson is
announcing that Governor Jeb
Bush has signed into law legisla-
tion that prohibits commercial
telemarketers from using a new
technology that disguises their
identity. Bronson proposed the
anti ID spoofing measure during
the 2006 legislative session and
quickly won unanimous support
from lawmakers. ID spoofing is
when a caller can pretend to be


someone else by falsifying the
number or name that appears on
the recipient's caller ID display. In
some cases it can even allow the
caller to change his or her voice-
for example, from male to female,
or adult to child. The technology
isn't new; it has been used for
years by people with a specialized
digital connection to the tele-
phone company. For example,
law enforcement, collection
agencies and private investigators
have used this method in the
course of business activities but


the introduction of voice over
Internet Protocol (VoIP) service
has made it much easier for the
average person or business to
spoof using caller ID. "This is just
one more use of modern technol-
ogy to take advantage of con-
sumers by hiding one's identity to
scam them or get access to con-
sumers who otherwise might not
answer the phone," Bronson said.
"There is no legitimate reason for
a telemarketer to use this serv-
ice." Bronson says consumers
.need to be extremely cautious


about giving out personal or
financial information. He reminds
people to refrain from giving out
social security numbers, banking
or credit card information, pass-
words or even birth dates.
Spoofers have been known to use
names and phone numbers of
legitimate businesses in order to
get people to provide this infor-
mation, making them potential
victims of identity theft, credit
card and bank account fraud.
Bronson recommends that con-
sumers no longer rely on caller


IlYORSOR fileS Suit against company
TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri- Call" list during the past 11 elected or obtained judgments of department's toll-free hotline at 1-
culture and Consumer Services months. In addition, the suit more than $1.5 million against 800-HELPFLA (1-800-435-7352)
Commissioner Charles H. Bron- claims that at least five calls con- companies that have called rest" or visit the Division of Consumer
son announced that he has taken tainted recorded messages, which dents on the list, and several such Services web site at
legal action against a Volusia is separate violation of state law. legal actions are pending in courts
Co nt telemarketer for violating The legal action seeks an throughout the state
http://www.800helpfla.com.


Florida's "Do Not Call" law.
A lawsuit filed in Hillsborough
County Circuit Court alleges that
Cambridge Marketing and Finan-
cial Services Inc., of Deland,
made at least six calls to Florida
residents on the state's "Do Not


injunction prohibiting the compa-
ny from making any future calls to
residents on the list and fines of
up to $10,000 for each of the calls
it made to prohibited phone num-
bers.
Bronson's department has col-


The Commissioner encour-
ages Floridians to join the pro-
gram, which prohibits most com-
mercial telemarketers from
calling numbers on the list. For
more information about the pro-
gram, consumers can call the


The Winners
The Treasure Coast Association of Code Enforcement, which includes the Okeechobee
County Code Enforcement Department, recently held a drawing for hurricane supplies. The
purpose of the drawing was two fold a fundraiser for the organization and hurricane
awareness. First place winner was Chuck Dale, third from left. Mr. Dale won a hurricane pre-
paredness kit consisting of such hurricane necessities as flashlights, batteries and canned
food. Gene Woods, second from left, was the second place winner. He won a weather radio.
Shown are: (left to right), Amanda Sewell, administrative secretary for code enforcement,
Mr. Woods, Mr. Dale, and code enforcement officer Blanca Saucedo. Not pictured are code
enforcement officers Beth Albert and Gina Gehring.


ID. They should simply hang up
and look up the number of the
company in the phone book or
on a statement and call back to
ensure they are talking to a legiti-
mate company representative.
Violators of the new anti ID
spoofing law can face fines of up
to $10,000 per violation. Anyone


who wants to find out more or file
a complaint can call the Depart-
ment's Consumer Hotline:.at 1-
800 HELP FLA (1-800-435-7352)
or for Spanish speakers, 1-800-FL-
AYUDA (1-800-352-9832) or log
onto the Department's Division of
Consumer Services website at
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10 LIFESTYLES


Paintings by Kathleen Giddens on exhibit


Secretary of State Sue M.
Cobb announced an exhibition
by Okeechobee artist Kathleen
Giddens entitled, "Natural Flori-
da" through August 10, in the
Governor's Gallery at the Florida
Chapel.
Kathleen Giddens creates
landscapes of the natural envi-
ronment, particularly that of
south central Florida, as well as
some surrealist and humorous
paintings. All of her work
expresses her passionate con-


cern for conserving the environ-
ment. A Florida native, Giddens
decided to be an artist when she
was five and focused on art
throughout her life. "I have a
close relationship with Florida
and a scientific knowledge of the
state." Though she traveled
throughout many of the lower 48
states, she always seems to paint
Florida, saying that it is a matter
of artist's "painting what they
know."
Regarding her philosophy as-


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Hospice ofT oeecnooee
Comforts of home
Wayne Bearden (left) and Earl Terry work to complete the
beautiful screened porch on the Hamrick Home. In the
interest of providing all of the comforts of home, Hospice
of Okeechobee with the help of BTC Aluminum have
added a screen porch to The Hamrick Home. Patients
and their families will be able to enjoy afternoons in a
relaxing environment. Children can play in the large yard
while adults spend quiet time together on the porch.


Submihtea io Okeechobee News/Bill Black
Scholarship night ..,

dall (left) and Autumn DeCarlo (right) by John O'Connell
(center) during Okeechobee High School's Scholarship
Night presentations.


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'National Red Hat Bash'
The Red Hat Society held their "National Red Hat Bash"
on April 25, in Sebring at the Lakeshore Mall. Gift bags,
door prizes and special awards for the most elegant hat,
most unusual hat, and theme hat were given out. The
Okeechobee Chapter won the most unusual hat catego-
ry. Seven of the Unruly Udderly Unique members deco-
rated their hats with udders and other cow decorations.
Participating in the contest was: (front row, left to right)
Carol Schmidt, Anne Hurst, Judine Cole; and, (back row,
left to right) Patricia Brown, Wilma Goudy, Merica Hugh-
es and Joan Barlow.


an artist, she remarks, "I cannot
make beauty. Beauty exists in
nature. I do not make it. I try to
make representations of what I
see as beautiful. It's a matter of
meaning. The meaning for me is
depicting the natural places in
the state."
A painter for more than 40
years, Giddens has exhibited in
hundreds of art shows all over
the country. She has had three
one- person shows and partici-
pated in numerous group


shows. She painted two nature
dioramas for a natural history
museum, won many awards for
her work, and is included in sev-
eral private collections.
This exhibition is part of the
Florida Department of State,
Division of Cultural Affairs' Capi-
tol Complex Exhibition Pro-
gram. For more information,
contact Allison McCarthy at
(850) 245-6475 or visit
www.florida-arts.org.


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Tina Bruner and Cole Hazellief
Bruner and Hazellief Joe Bishop officiating.
Steven and Catherine Bruner The bride-to-be is a 2006 grad-
of Okeechobee are proud o* uate of Okeechobee High School
announce the engagement of and willattend IRCC in the fall.
their daughter Tina Bruner to Cole The prospective groom is also
Hazellief of Okeechobee. The a 2006 graduate of Okeechobee
prospective groom is the son of High School and will attend IRCC
Sam Hazellief of Moore Haven for business in the fall. He is cur-
and Margie Rowland of Okee- rently employed as a construction
chobee. worker with Lake View Builders,
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Aug. 12, 2006, at the Fountain of After the wedding, the couple
Life Church at 6 p.m. with Pastor will reside in Okeechobee.

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Okeechobee, FL 34974
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467-1809
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We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98* St. Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165

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/ CustOm Floor Installer
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I Specialist:
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Quality tharts ahead 1of the restl
(8631) 697-3391
Okeechobee
Licensed & Insured #672


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AGRI-CIVIC CENTER
HIRING EVENT
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County Courthouse, Room 109
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863-634-2185 863-357-6000
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FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
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202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
763- 7073CAC013262


SOmeL SECURITY
DISABILY BENEFITS
BEEN DENIED
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288-1300
OVER 26 YEARS REPRESENTING THE
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863-763-8391

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Social Security
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212 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
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Okeechobee, FL 34974


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at ,
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Flea Market
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863-261-4714
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2105 S. Parrott Avenue
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BAG BULK LIQUID PET
"Meeting all your
large and small animal
nutrition needs."
^ 1579 Hwy. 70 East
Nutrena (863) 763-2123



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WH R SiHOPPING IS A PL ASUtRE
Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S.
Okeechobee
763-3500
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Okeechobee, FL
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Community Events


Martha's House offers weekend getaway
Martha's House is selling tickets for a weekend getaway for two.
Ticket are $5 each and includes a two-night stay at the Oceanside
Holiday Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each morn-
ing; a $50 dinner gift certificate; and, two movie tickets for the
Brahman Theater All proceeds will benefit shelter and outreach
programs at Martha's House Domestic Violence Services. To pur-
chase 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.
Northside to host VBS
Northside Baptist Church, 51 N.W. 98th St., will host a vacation
Bible school kick-off Saturday, July 8, from noon until 2 p.m. Pre-
register for your Artic Edge adventure. Vacation Bible school will
be held July 10-14, from 6 until 8 p.m. For information, call (863)
357-4141 or (863) 634-4619.
Basinger Baptist Church plans VBS
The First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N., is hosting
a vacation Bible school July 24 -July 28 from 6 until 9 p.m. The
theme for this year is Artic Edge. Children in grades one through .12
are invited. For information, call (863) 763-0437.
Headstart offers free program
The Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River and Okee-
chobee counties is accepting applications for the Head Start and
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program. Ongoing recruitment will be
held at 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. Parents must provide a birth certifi-
cate, Social Security number, proof of family income and Florida
residency. Call the Northside Head Start office at (863) 357-8677 or
(863) 357-2242 for an appointment and additional information.
Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.


Legion forming new unit
American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St., of Okeechobee
has formed a new unit that will be known as the American Legion
Post #64 social membership. Members may not be eligible for
American Legion, Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion mem-
bership. Prospective members may not have been convicted of a
felony. Applications are available at the American Legion. Applica-
tions 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 Tues-
day 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 din-
ners. 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,
prescriptions and other necessities of life. Appointments are on
the first four Thursdays of each month, from 1:30 until 4 p.m.


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Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
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License # 1472


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"No Job too Big or too Small"
FREE ESTIMATES
Roof Coating
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Mobile Homes & Morel
863-467-2917
License #2349 & #5698


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357-0303


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OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
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BILL KEENE
Licensed Real V
Consultant
863-634-6797
I104 N.W. 7 Ave.
Comer Of SR 70 West
& N.W. 7th Ave.
Bobby Tucker, Lic. RE Broker
Website: www.tucker-group.com


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HOURS: Mon.-Frl. 9:30am-5pm
3260 Hwy. 441 South
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863-763-8485
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ALL COAST
Branson, Mahindra
Woods Tractors
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2 Locations to Serve You
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(863) 467-7500
Alva: 6451 W. SR 80
(863) 674-1111
www.allcoasttractor.com
License #8228


By the Sleeve or By
the Case
Supplies:
Industrial & Agricultural
Janitorial Cleaning Shop
Hardware Paper Products
TRI-CO SUPPLY, INC.
(863) 467-0333
2900 S.W. 3rd Terrace


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ROOFING
SERVICES, INC.
Roof Repairs
Licensed. & Insured
1111 S. Parrott Ave. ,c. #CCC057253
863-467-2224 (863) 467-2382


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 14, 2006 13
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At the Movies
17 The following movies are now
,showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
i Movie times for Friday, June 9,
"through Thursday, June 15, are as
Follows:
. Theatre I -"Cars" (G) Show-
ktimes: 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,
K4:15, 7 and9 p.m.
STheatre II "X MEN-3" (PG-13}
jShowtimes: 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.
STuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
!at2,4:15, 7and9 p.m. -
Theatre III "The Break Up"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
19 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
'7 p,.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
OThursdayat 2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs


Club will
[care for ferrets
L -The" Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
'abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.
Equipment available
|for the handicapped
t American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
.capped equipment such as walk-
ters, portable toilets, crutches,
'canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
,to stop by the post and pick out
*what they need. There is no charge
:and anyone is welcome. This is not
:restricted to veterans. Call the Post
;at (863) 763-2950.
Volunteers wanted
!for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
'ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
,son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
S seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
S as little as four hours a week or as
!many as 20 hours. Morning, after-
noon, and evening shifts are avail-
table. Many opportunities¤tly
'exist Please contact the lobby desk
at Raulerson Hospital f6r'a Volun-
leer Application. For information,
'call (863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The
'hospital's Volunteen Program
: (ages 14-17) began in June.
ltems needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace, is
:seeking paper towels, old large
,towels, blankets, old kennels, gar-
dening utensils and laundry deter-
gent. Anyone wishing to donate
!any of the above items is asked to
call (863) 763-4630.
Rescue accepts
unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
'Lucie County takes in all unwanted
horses. If you can't keep them,
'donate them by calling (772) 467-
0400. For information, ask for
Karen.
You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 childrelf are
abused or neglected each yedf
4 When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids In Distress is a com-
munity-supported agency dedicat-
ed to the care, treatment and pre-
vention of child abuse and neglect.
They have locations in Broward
and Palm Beach counties.


Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
: Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For information on cost and reser-
vations, call (863) 763-4630.
Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnancy
testing to girls and women of all
'ages. We offer free and confidential
pregnancy tests, peer counseling,
referrals for a free ultrasound, par-
enting classes, and abstinence edu-
cation. Operating hours are from
.10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. We are located ai
1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from
the movie theatre. For information
or appointments call (863) 763.
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DACHSHUND: Call to ID.
(863)467-1499,


CELL PHONE: Boost Type,
Grey Color. (863)763-6780
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,
Platt's Bluff (863)467-1169
LG BLUE & GOLD MACAW-
vic of Treasure Island 27th
St Ans to Andy, Okeechobee
(863)634-5914
LOST: YORKIEin SE section.
REWARD! Call
813-323-8110.
TERRIER, Small, Black, Male,
Very heavy w/heart condition.
Needs medicine. Lost in vic.
Larson Dairy. (863)697-1788


DOGS, Mixed, black male &
brown female.
(863)517-1772


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Yar Sale


Place Your
YARD SALE
ad.today!

Get FREE
signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


CAT, 3 years old, female, tortie
calico, declawed & spayed.
Must be kept indoors.
(863)763-8318/532-0680
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 Saw!
(863)467-8548 Iv. msg.
KITTENS, Free to good homes
only. (863)357-3878
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
PIT RED TIC PUP- 5mos,
sweet, pretty, nearly hse
broke, will make great pet, to
good home only
(863)763-2006
WOOD & ROOFING SECTION:
Free, You haul.
(863)357-2169


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OKEECHOBEE, Sat., 6/17 &
Sun., 6/18, 8am til 2pm,
818 SE 9th St., Household
Items, Fishing & Boat Sup-
plies


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Services (800)251-3274
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Tramning 227
Sales 230



A/C SERVICE TECH/INSTALLER
w/Mln. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401 K.
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.
All the miles you can legally
handle!!! Come drive for All
American Xpress! Late Mod-
el Equipment, No Touch,
Freight, No East Coast. 2yrs
verifiable experience. Good
driving record.
(800)282-1911 x115.
AMERICA'S DRIVING ACADE-
MY Start our driving career
today! Offering courses in
CDL A. One Tuition fee!
Many payment options! NO
Registration Feel
(888)808-5947 info@amed-
casdrivingacademy.com
BUSY RESIDENTIAL Appraisal
Firm seeking Licensed and
Certified RE Appraisers in all
counties. Competitive fee,
established Client base. Just
waiting for you! Fax Qualifi-
cations, (888)429-4672.
Driver- Work HALF the lime-
Get ALL the Benefits! Ask
about 7 out/7 home! *Trailer
Tracking *2005/06 Volvos
*Daily Pay. (800)734-8169


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Must be for a personal item. (No commercial items, pets or animals)
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(remember it must be $2,500 or less)

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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS)
The City of Okeechobee is now accepting
applications for:
Part-Time Secretary/Receptionist
An application packet is available online at
www.cityofokeechobee.com or by contacting the
Clerk's Office at City Hall, Office of the City Clerk,
55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974.
(863)763-3372 x215 Applications must be returned
by 4:30pm Friday, June 23, 2006. Drug Free Work-
place. EEO. Lane Gamiotea,CMC, City Clerk/Per-
sonnel Administrator.

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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


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| Dispatch position 11pm-8am |
* Experience preferred. Will train energetic, detail
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* Increase, Paid Vacation, Christmas Bonus, & *
I Holidays. 401K, Profit Sharing & Medical. I
I Applications & Interviews
* Monday Friday 7:30am to 5pm
I 9400 SE 126th Blvd, Okeechobee.
. Call David/Mike @ 800-598-6533



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


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MANAGEMENT

Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston -and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellen(,,Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


DRIVER

NEEDED

Class A & B CDL Required.
Benefits Available.

Apply at
Walpole Feed &

Supply

2595 NW 8th Street

MAINTENANCE SERVICE MECHANIC
& EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Lykes Citrus Management Division has openings at its Brighton
Grove forthe 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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Raulerson Hospital has been serving the .community for 27
years. We offer a full range of medical and surgical services and
state of the art practices. Become part of ourteam and you'll feel
right at home in our friendly, caring community Hospital.
The opportunities you want for your career
are waiting!
FT Housekeeper
FT Floor Technician
PT & PRN Dietary Tech
FT -,,Nuclear Med Technologist
*FT Ultrasound Tech
f FT Radiology/CT Tech
FT & PRN Physical Therapist
FT & PRN Physical Therapist Assistant
For Consideration, please come to Human Resources and complete
and employment application. Log on to www.raulersonhospital.com for
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Raulerson Hospital, 1796 Hwv. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL


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Entegra Roof Tile Corporation
Needs 6 capable and'talented indlUktls'help
with the installation and start upof its new manufacturing
facility located in Okeechobee. Mechanical aptitude, knowing
"how things work" and the ability to lead required.
Annual Compensation $40,000 or more depending on ability,
health insurance, 401k and other benefits.
Mail resume to:
::ri-,lgr. Roi Tile
1289 NE 9th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
RE: Installation and Startup Role
or by E-mail to rzummo@rooftile.com .
EOE/DFWP
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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


.CAR HAULING CAREER. EX-
CEPTIONAL PAY! GREAT
HOME TIME! OUTSTANDING
COMPANY PAID BENEFITS!
PAID TRAINING! MINIMUM 1
YEAR OTR EXPERIENCE RE-
,. QUIRED. CALL ANYTIME
(912)571-9668 OR
(866)413-3074.
CONSTRUCTION FIELDTECH
Requires basic survey
knowledge and computer
skills, able to learn GPS
- system. Must be energetic &
* motivated. Competitive pay
plus benefits. (800)537-3031
Fax (561)799-5650
S CONSTRUCTION
SUPERINTENDENT
For Water/Waste Water
Treatment Plant construc-
S ton. Will be in charge of
total project including
supervision of svbcontrac-
tors and vendors. Must have
experience related to Wa-
ter/Waste Watertreatment
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
DATA ENTRY! Work From
Anywhere. Flexible Hours.
Personal Computer Re-
quired. Excellent Career Op-
Sportunity. Serious Inquiries
nly (800)344-9636 Ext.
S700.
Driver-HIRING QUALIFIED
DRIVERS for Central Florida
Local & National OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
Snum Transport for your op-
* portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classifieds


Drivers CDL A "Honey I'm
Home...Every Weekend!"
GREAT Pay and Benefits!
Special Orientation Pay for
Exp. Drivers! Paid Training
for School Grads! Cypress
Truck Lines, Inc. www.cy-
presstruck. co m
(888)808-5846.

ELECTRICIAN:
Journeymen,
Mechanic's, Helpers.
Only serious self-
motivated need
apply. Must have
good driving record.
Weekly travel req'd
in FL. Paid travel time,
overtime. Per diem,
DFWR Benefits,
401k, Pd Hol. & vac.
Wilson's Petroleum
(772)468-3689

Experienced Mature Teachers
Needed
Building Blocks Academy
F/T positions available.
Great pay, working
environment & benefits
863-467-5000
GATOR FEED COMPANY
Needs F/T. TRUCK DRIVER
Class A or B required.
(863)763-3337
INSURANCE CAREER:
Base Pay/Gen. commission w/
unlimited potential, Retirement,
401 K, Group insurance. No
exp. necessary. We will train.
EOE. M-F. 863-634-8085
INTERESTED IN A POSTAL
JOB Earning $57K/yr Avg
Minimum Pay? Our services
can help you prepare for the
Postal Battery Exam, Find
Out How! Call Today For
More Information...
(800)584-1775 Ref Code
#P5799.
JANITORIAL 5 days/week
(40 hrs). Bkgrd ck, drug free
workplace. (863)467-6677 -
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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
Idicorp@earthlink.net
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: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St.,
Okeechobee (863)1763-5586
National Carriers is a growing
Fleet offering, Regional &
OTR, Excellent Benefits,
Weekend Hometime, Out-
standing Pay Package &
Lease Purchase Options.
CDL-A Required
(888)707-7729 www.nation-
3lCjrriers Lom.
THERAPISTS WANTED- LI-
CENSED SLPS in Miami-
Dade and Broward counties.
Bilingual a plus. Per diem &
F/T. Bilinguals Inc. Child &
Parent Services,
(866)696-0999 x122
www.bilingualsinc.com.
TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED!!!
Must have Class A CDL.
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
WANT HOME MOST WEEK-
ENDS WITH MORE PAY! Run
Heartland's Florida Regional!
$.42/mile company drivers
$1.22 for Operators! 12
month OTR required.
HEARTLAND EXPRESS
(800)441-4953 www.heart-
landexpress.com.

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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9;995. (888)629-9968.
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will not be undersold!

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If you have questions or
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Receive checks in as little as
60-90 days. $4,000+ a
month for 10-20 years from
an investment of $25,000 in
Oil and Gas Wells.
(888)722-5790.
Vending Route: Snack, All
Drinks, All Brands. Great
Equipment, Great Support!
Financing Available With $6K
Down. Call Tom:
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mortgage payments, Fico
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Services


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
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.


ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida 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



CRIMINAL DEFENSE AC-
CUSED?? Need a Lawyer?
Trial Defense Attorneys 24
hrs DUI Traffic All Felonies,
Misdemeanors & Major
Crimes A-A-A Attorney Re-
ferral Service
(800)733-5342.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
Children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext:600.
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977..


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliotts Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books I 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 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbihg 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
VaRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C, 3/2 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
drinks. $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)946-3570



SHED- Wolly, 10'x12', $4K
new. Includes Extras. Asking
$2475. (863)634-5753
Okeechobee.
STORAGE SHED- 8'x12',4ome
storm damage. You haul.
$500. (561)714-9827
picy les 0530


SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $700.
(863)467-5756.


ALL STEEL BUILDING SALE!
FINAL TWO WEEKS!" 20x28
Now 14200 25.32 $5800.
30,42 19200. 40x62
$14,900. Other models and
sizes. Front end optional.
"Pioneer (800)668-5422.
HIGHLANDS SHEDS
Sized From 6x8, 20x36
Starting at $1,115.00
CHECK THIS OUT!
12X24 WITH 4 WINDOWS
S8' GARAGE DOOR, SIDE
DOOR, ELECTRIC RIDGE
VENT $4,425.00-
STEEL BUILDINGS
Sizes From 12x21, 60x200
Starting at $2,395.00
CHECK THIS OUT!
24x36x8
1 WALK-IN DOOR
8x8 GARAGE DOOR
WITH 2 WINDOWS
$6,805.00
CARPORTS
Starting at $795.00
Sizes From 12x21,60x200
(863)314-0999



CHAIN LINK FENCING- apprbx
30', $100 (863)677-0010
ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011
HOUSE WRAP, 1 full roll, paid
$100, asking $50.
(863)983-7625 leave mes-
sage
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
WINDOWS (4), Half round,
white, never used. $100
(863)983-7625 leave mes-
sage


BLOW UP RACE CAR: 1992
Rusty Wallace Miller. $125.
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-
sage. LaBelle.
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or,
best offer.. 863-824-3358
STAR WARS: Toys & Col-
lectable's. $100 or best offer
.takes entire collection.
(863)763-7545



COMPAQ PASARIO, Windows
98, Just upgraded. New CD
Burner, etc. $175.
(863)467-2366
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)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: Queen Size w/Mattress,
Box Spring & Headboard.
$25 (863)763-8085
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
COMPUTER DESK, Large, $40
(863)467-2366
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $125. LeBelle
239-822-5955
END TABLE SET, 3 pc., $75.
(863)357-0223 after 6pm
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
(863)467-5756

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17,100 -Barstools
$39up, SO-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
RECLINER, Lazy Boy. $25
(239)394-7005
ROCKING CHAIR, w/ matching
footstool. $35 Labelle
(239)822-5955


SECTIONAL L SHAPED, w/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 BED, Good condition.
$75 (239)394-7005


SOFA, 90", CHAIR, 41", OTTO-
MAN, '34", 2 end tables,
25"x24" & 2 lamps, $700 or
best offer. (863)467-8494
SOFA, LVSEAT & RECLINER-
good .condition, $300
'863i675-3699



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


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.
(863)983-7915



EXERCISE BIKE- New Bal-
ance, 6.0. like new $300
(863)467-0668
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
TREADMILL Lifestyler 8 OES,
1.5 HP, 0-8 mph,.step control,
auto incline, heart monitor.
$300 neg. Call 863-357-2549



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



AIR COOKER- Flavor Wave,
new, $50 (863)634-5914
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 bn wrist.
Made by New Mexico. Indians.
$150. neg. (863)357-2233



PORCH ROCKERS (4) Wejin-
ered. $100 for 31l. will sep.

(863)467-05,z68


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from home. "Me/dical. Buxi-
ness, *Paralegal. Compul-
ers *Crimiroal Justice Job
placement assianwe. Corn-_
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BEER MEISER: Kenmore
Brand Holds ;'Veg BljI'
Budweiser on a3 $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


BLUE QUAKER PARROTS-
Rare, sweet & bonded. 8
mths. Cage/nesting box incl.
$1200/pair. (863)673-4716
DOG CARRIERS-2 small, $30
will sell separate
(863)697-3090
DOVES- various colors $10
each. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm. LaBelle area.
JACK RUSSEL / BLUE HEAL-
ER MIX: Female, Approx. 1
yr. old. $100.
(863)357-2829
PARROTS: Breeding Parrots
(Vadety) & 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,
w/papers, ready to go 6/27/06
$700 (863)634-2479 anytime.
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



HOT WATER TANK, Electric,
40 gallon, fast recycle. $35.
(863)763-1997

Su s 061.85

SWIMMING POOL: 3V2x16Ft.,
Vinyl. Like new. Extra acces-
sories + chemicals. $150.
(863)357-2472


POOL TABLE: Standard size,
"Mizerak" Brand new w/all ac-
cessories. $250.
(863)697-31212
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
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
XBOX, with games, good con-
dition. $100 (863)634-8118



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
PAYING BEST PRICES
-SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Agriculture ,



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



APPALOOSA HORSE Regis-
tered. $1000. Call for more
info. (863)673-1567
APPALOOSA HORSES (2)
Registered. $2000. for both,
will 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
CHEROKEE, 13 yr. treg. spot-
ted saddle horse, all vaccina-
tdons, negative coggins, gentle,
$1500. (863)467-4049


863-467-1304
www.okeechobee-horse-trader.com
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
FREE PAINT GELDING- 6 yrs.,
curr. coggins, shots current,
NOT begginers/childs horse.
Trailers/ties. (772)201-7633
MARE 8yrs old trail broke,
rides English & Western,
sound, bay color. $2000
(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,
Selling, $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 /2hp, 42". Bought
5/05. Used 6 hrs. $900 or golf
cart trade. (863)467-4735
LAWN MOWER-Snapper 42"
ZTR Yard Cruiser. $375
863-763-6617


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
NEW DUMP LAWN CART-
asking $150 (863)357-5754
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 20",
with. bagger, good condition,
$75 (863)467-0085
RIDING MOWER Snapper,
30", 14 hp, runs good, older
model, $1.50 (863)467-0085
RIDING MOWER, 4 yrs. old,
runs good, headlights, $300
or best offer. (863)674-1409
Shop here frtI.
Theidasslfiud ads


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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915.
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Hent 925
House Rent 930
lea. t 935 .
Resort Prope t -
Rent .'"945

RISoEa ate 950
Rooms to eat 955
Storage Space -
Rent 9.60



APT: 1 BR/1BA in the 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
New, 1/1 @ $750 & 2/1 @
$850. Lease, References,
FLS. (863)763-5373


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 1863)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 Rlm.Canal. $1700 mo. +
sec. 1 yr. lease 561-346-4646
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.@
ritchards 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
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
RIM CANAL, 2BR/1BA avail.
6/10, Furnished, water view,
dock, pool, tennis, no pets.
$999 mo. + 1, last & sec.
Call (863)634-8757
www.okeeinfo.com\rental


OKEECHOBEE, 12 Acres near
Hwy 441 & 98, monthly rent
$100/acre. 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
CENTRAL FLORIDA RENTALS
Just 20 minutes from Dis-
ney, New 5bd/3bt house
$1,350/month. Enjoy City
Life, 4bd/2bt Condo
$1,500/month. Call Ms.
Gonzalez (407)427-9832. Se
habla espanol.


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16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 14, 2006


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 Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




New CBS 2/1 TownhOme,
$109,900, new CBS 1/1
Condo, $99,990, 2355 SW
28th St. (863)763-5373


BUCKHEAD RIDGE- 2 unit du-
plex, boat house w/lift, wa-
terfront property, many
extras, (863)357-3882
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 1 8ft above
griuriiod pool. Fi. room &
i;[irrn mourr v,'i3iU-7 b30l
nouse w,'iiii lerin d reir
yard. lull sp nrlci sI v.tlem
Askinrl 11 60,000
(863)763-1673
e dander.ni'3.'ediider rion.us
CBS HOUSE 3BR '2BA on Ig
lot. New apple wjar. ienceti
yard. Great inu'- in quiel
area, near schools/park
$155k Call John
(561) 541-0055
OKEEHAMMOCKS: Brand,
new! 3 BR, 2BA, 2 Garage,
approx 21 00sq ft, French
doors, tile, wood cabinets,
split bedrooms, hurricane
shutters. (2) Avail.
Asling $219.900
Call Re3i Pro 830-700-1242
or 561-202-5911

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Tlirn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-
fleds.


1st YEARS PAYMENTS ARE
ON JS' OoI'akdble Lakeliorit
Lots Irom 1 ]9,9001' 1 +
Acre Lake A,:eIs LOls Ironri
49,900! Gni 7 2 000 acte
lake only 2 rir: Irom Atlanii
Next available showing on
Salurdjy Jui,1' 24t1 C ll for
your appoiinimienli lOW
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prohibited by law.
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Properties Located In Polk, Hardee & Highlands County
Home Lakefront Homesites *
* Residential Development Tracts *
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Sale American Legion Placid Post 25,
Site 1490 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL

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BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
-WESTERN NC'MOUNTAINS.
FREE COLOR BROCHURE &
INFORMATION. MOUNTAIN
PROPERTIES W/SPEC-
TACULAR VIEWS HOMES
CABINS CREEKS INJVEST-
MENT ACREAGE Cherokee
Mountain GMAC Real Estate.
cherokeemountainrealty.com
(800)841-5868.
BENT TREE Golf and Tennis,'
Gated Community in the
North Georgia Mountains
-with Clubhouse, Pools, Lake,
Stables. Homes and Lots
available. Craft, Inc.
(800)822-1966'www.craf-
trealestate.com.
Buyers Market Coastal North
Carolina 95-100% LTV Fi-
nancing Call CCL Inc. Realty
(800)682-9951..
Citrus County, Florida. 50
miles North of Tampa.r-NEW
HOMES FROM.$200,000 -
$1,000,000+ -Gated Com-
munities, Golf Communities,
Riverrrnpron prerlieS Gale
House Realty Visit wayne-
Sr I e r c o m or call
(352)422-0,t1,
Costa Rica real esiale is HOT!
G Ia1 NOW or vi3Ii
www.BeaciCluIDC:.stliRi-
c:a com lIr our e,:iluSive
pre-consinucii:in villas and
condOrs 18771224-5020C
FT. MYERS 1 2 & 3 bedroom
luxury :o',ndo tIrm tie low
$100s!!!! CALL Allyn Waler-
riir IOW O r iTMore into
r ip:.',' w ww ven cean-
oalms.uomnl or www para-
iTouijnihOpTiparnie cuoM
GEORGIA- BLAIRSVILLE
NORTH GEORGIA MOUri-
TAINS Land, Homes, Corn-
mert:i31 & Invest menl
'EVERYTHING WE TOUCH
TURNS TO SOLD" Jane Baer
Realty, (706)745-2261,
(800)820-7829 www.jane-
i)errealy C 'm. jane-
baer@alltel.net


Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
,community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
shore.com, (866)891-5163.
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
sar ling mid $,300k fiew
master planned ocean ircnl
community on beaultul
Mu3ang is6anl, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
shore.com, (866)891-5163.
Lakefront and Lakeview Prop-
erties Nestled in the hills of
Tennessee on the shores of
pristine Norris Lake. Call
Lakeside Realty at
(423)626-5820 Or visit
www.lakesidereaity-tn.com.
LAKEFRONT PARCELS FOR
SALE Gordeous lakefront
and view lots. Awesome
views. On 46K acre Lake
Barkley, 90 min to Nashville.
Great for 2nd/retiretirement
home. 1 to 40+ acres from
the $40's. Call
(866)339-4966.
LAKEFRONT PREDEVELOP-
MENT OPPORTUNITY!
www.grandeharbor.info. All
water- access homesites di-
rect from the developer.
Most amenities already in.
Far below market value, from
$79,900. Possible ,18 mo NO
PAYMENTS! Call Now!
(888)BY-LAKES.
Mortgage Brokers/ loan offi-
cers/ branch managers-
ready to take Ire nei step in
youth mortgage career?
www.GET90PERCENT.com
Mountain Properlyl Inieresied
in buying properry in ieh BluJe
Ridge Mclntlair,0 1I rC"' Call
Active Realty today at
(800)979-5556 or visit our
website at www.ActiveReal-,
tyNC.com.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.


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Land Sale


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
PALM HARBOR HOMES Fac-
tory Model Center LARGEST
In America! Modular and
Manufactured LIQUIDATION
SALE! Call for ,FREE Color
Brochures! (800)622-2832.

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AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenental + 2 extra
motors & hub Like new Wood
prop $3500. 863-673-1963


TENNESSEE GRAND OPEN-
INGI Swan Ridge Lake Re-
sort, a private, gated
community with both lake-
view and mountain-view
homesites. Lots starting at
$29,900. CALL TODAY!
(931)243-4871 www.swan-
ridgedevelopment.com,
.TN- CUMBERLAND PLATEAU
1 to 5 acre parcels from the
$40's. Amazing rolling vista
views. Close to parks &
lakes. Planned :Iubhnuos'
nature trails. Call for appt.
(866)292-5769.
VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres with
frontage on very large pris-
tine creek, very private, ex-
cellent fishing, canoeing,
good access, near New Riv-
er Trail State Park, $39,500.
Owner (866)789-8535
www.mountainsofVA.com.
Western New Mexico Private
74 Acre Ranch $129,990
Mt. views, trees, rolling hills,
pastureland, wildlife, borders
BLM. Picturesque homesite
at 6,700' elevation. Horse-
back riding, hiking, hunting.
Perfect family ranch, elec-
tricity. 100% financing.
NALC (866)365-2825.
WNC Mountains 3.84 Acres
w/ view and hardwood trees.
Owner'financing at $65,280
w/iihie down This one wont
last call today
(800)699-1289 or www.riv-
erbendlakelure.com.


Mobile Homes

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Aluminum boat trailer made
by Pioneer, will hold up to a
20ft boat, single axle, 14" tires.-
$850 (863)763-7609
BOAT, 14 Ft. Alum. Low hrs.,
Late Model, 15 hp Evinrude.
Minkota Trolling w/galv. trailer.
$1800 Firm 863-467-4992
BOAT TRLR 32', Hydrlc
brake/lights. 27 1/2' Bayliner
as-is on trir free w/purchase
.2.000 neg 954-954-3401
COBRA BASS SK BOAT. i17".
140 Jorinn:,n Oulboard. bi-
mini top, good trir., Must
Sell, $2500. (863)612-1648
JET BOAT: SEADOO 1996,
Twin 85hp, 60 mph. Includes
trailer. $5000 or best offer.
(863)763-6453
JOHN BOAT, 14' aluminum,
with galvanized trailer. $650
(863)675-6214 after 6 pm
Labele
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
PONTOON BOAT.24' SEA
SKIMMER- Needs little work.
New Magic Tilt trailer. $1500.
Must sell 863-634-2139
PONTOON BOAT CAMPER EN-
CLOSURE-fits 20' boat, was
$2000 will take $700 or best
offer (863)763-5011 '
SAILBOAT, 24 Ft. on cradle.
'.hallow draft Ec project for
river Muct 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 heal. refrigeia-
tor, sleeps 6 $4250
(863)673-1538
Holiday Rambler, '82, 35'
long, encl. porch, in very
nice park on canal, $2500 or
best offer. (863)634-8343



BOAT MOTOR: 225 Mercury
Optimax w/25" Shaft. Warranty
ti/ 4/2008. All controls, cables
& harness. Hydraulic steering.
151 hours. $7500
(863)634-0392
BOAT TRAILER: 2003 Alumi-,
num. Tandem A,.ei. $1100 or
best orier. 1863)634-0392
MARINE RADIO- Polaris Ma-
riie 2 way, $125
(8631467-5601
0/B MOTOR 6 rip Jonnson
'77 model 6R77M w/plasic. 5
gal lank nose. $250 Call
863.,357-2988.
OUTBOARD, 115hp Evinrude,
v4., power irm & Tilt. stainless
steel prop. lull control Fresn-
waler. $13001863)236-0100
TROLLING MOTOR MINN
KOTA ENDURA 30 lb. Tnrust
w/battery $50
1863)357-2988


BMW K75 RT'92-70K miles,
paid $3500 asking $2500 firm
(863)634-9620 Okee area


CADILLAC DEVILLE 1988,
Vintage edition. Dark metallic
silver, beige interior. Faux con-
vertible top. Vogue tires. New
battery/brakes. Florida car. All
the bells & whistles. Low mile-
age. Exc. cond. $8900 best of-
fer. (863)467-4811 0kee
CADILLAC DEVILLE '92, 4
door. $3000 or best offer.
(863)673-4594
Cadillac Deville, '92.
looksiruns good, intenor per-
lect. leak in trans line.
$1200 neg. (309)472-1561
CAMARO Z28 80- auto. all
original, nice restoration pro-
jecl, $1700 neg.
(863)634-6601 lve msg.
CAMARO Z28 '84 no motor/
Irans 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
greal $2500.772)971-9474


HARLEY DAVIDSON 2000,
Road King Classic, 25,800
miles, custom paint, chrome
front end, alarm, too many
extras to list. $13,500
(863)467-5823
HONDA GL 1100 1985, Runs
reat. $1800 or best offer.
63-610-0644 '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






KAWASAKI LE 2000, 4x4,
$2900 or besodffer. 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

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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 5 pm
CHEVY LUMINA URO SPORT
1993, Runs good, $1300.
(863)763-7314
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
HONDA RANCHER 2005, 4x4,
Automatic 4 Wheeler w/low
hours. $4300. 561-722-7140
Okeechobee Area.
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
tran ,issio3n, $250.
(239) .,57-4348.
LINCQLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, 'auto., low miles. $2500
(863)675-7105
LINCOLN TOWNE CAR 88.
light blue, w"wnOie top. dark
blue int. runs good. $1000
neg i863)674-1409
MERCEDES BENZ '99. 4 cyl,
4.3 L tuper Cnarge. 5 spd.,
Auto. trans. Fully Loaded. 76K.
19500 i0631763-4541
MERCEDES SLC 79- Silver
new ac. all. bells Runs. good
Bans., 196k. hit on pass side
dr $600 13051668-7785
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 1993,
Runs great. A/C, Siereo.
$1900 (863)983-5597
NISSAN STANZA, '90. needs
transmssion, 38k mi. or, en-
gine, asking $1000 or besi
offer.. (863)467-8494
OLDS CIERRA '94, Runs good,
just hit 100k, 2nd owner, non
smoker, lots of extras. Must
see. $1500 (863)634-6636
OLDS CUTLASS, '69, 350
Rocket, runs good, needs
paint job & trim, $2000 neg.
(863)675-2759
PLYMOUTH NEON '99, 5 spd.
Great car, great on gas. $1500
(863)634-3386 or
(863)634-8672
PONTIAC FIREBIRRD 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.
(8631983-5597'


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 wneeler. gaood
con, aood 31ban & c.ar',lr
.750 (863i697-1350 cr
(863)763-2063


BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, ,-cei $50
(863)763-6747
CAB W/ ROOF RACK SLIDE
WINDOWS- burgundy, all in-
tact, off '98 Toyolj 3 icoma,
$250 (443)205-0955
COMM'L TOPPER- w srn eivi
lull rear door,, his 8.8-98 lull
Sz Chevy 8' Bed grea icorjd
'.J800neg (720j-50-.U09
DRIVE ON RAMP- v)u muil
remove rid hrul $125
18636h7. 1328
EURO TAIL LIGHTS '00- 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 & TIRES, For Ford
Mustang, 15" cast ten holes.
Tires like new. $200
(863)674-0212
WINDSHIELD: Fits 1992 Fcrdo
Ranger. $80 or beSi otler
18631763-8085


CHEVY '88- 3/4 ton, 4. 400
sm block. 4sod w/low 1st
gear t500u t.31,63).5421
DODGE DAKOTA P/UP 1989,
$1400 (863)843-0156 LaBelle,
FORD F100 1976, 300. 6 yl.
4 spd. w/A/C Good wurk
truck. $800 or tesi oiler
(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.
GMC S-15 PICK UP 1989,
4x4, 4.3L, V6. Asking $1000.
Must sell by Thursday.
(863)634-1445
TRUCKS (6) F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors. $1800 or best
offer. (561)633-1371


CHEVY S10 BLAZER 1994,
4x4, V6, Vortex engine, A/C,
Great shape., $2800.
586 .., :,.3816 ,.
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE '94.
4 0 2i wd need'0 :. 'am tejriigi
Si-l Ha.3', new iransmissor
iO0ii129cl7681015.tan 5pWr
JEEP GRAND WAGONEER
1991, 62K org. mis. Garage
kept $.25Wo or best offer.
18F63.,75--1079 LaBelle.
JEEP RHD '75- route ready,
rebuilt trans, new rear
brakes, lies, pait, runsil
good, $3000
(863)763-05774005


LANDSCAPING TRAILERS (2)
Tandem Axel, Enclosed.
$600 for both or best offer.
561-633-1371
UTILITY TRAILER, heavy duty,
w/drop gate, brand new
tires, $800. (863)357-1080


AEROSTAR '91- AC, auto, V6,
all power, $4000
(863)675-4409
Ford Highlop Van '89. V8,
oi03 bed. lowu pklg 178 ,
miles, $2000. LaBelle Area.
18631675-4970iv msg
GMC VAN '91- 3:4 ion nas
some rul. runs & drives
greal real strong work van
$300 oneg l863l763-43.


Community Events


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" iiems fromn- their Baby Boutique. Classes \ ill not be held during
the month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-
6320.

Vohllnteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part
of a cornmithee that ill plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To
become a part o:f thIe co'ri-rnittee, 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 Chamber 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: ohsl987reunion@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) 462-5183, or just come
down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.

Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobtee Retired Educators iORE,) 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) 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
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 with planning of the Okeechobee
High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS_97_reunion@yahoo.com.

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 phones 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 Okeechobee
County Branch has set its sights on raising $25,000 during the cam-
paign which runs throughout the month of May. The funds will be
used to support such-Red Cross services in Okeechobee County as dis-
aster relief, assistance for fire victims, emergency military communica-
tions, first aid, CPR training and disaster preparedness for the commu-
nity. 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 look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

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

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as second
language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W.
Park St., adult basic 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 lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thursday 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
currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday,
from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,


LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction for surplus fixtures, fu re, equipment and vehicles will be held
Saturday, June 17, 2006 at the Okeechobee County Road & Bridge Department,
located at 804 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. Viewing hours for the
surplus Iems and equipment will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the auction will begin at
10:00 a.m.
All surplus items, equipment and vehicles will be auctioned "As Is" to the highest
bidder.
All surplus items, equipment and vehicles will be paid in full prior to successful bid-
der(s) removing any Items, equipment orvehicles from auction site.
All surplus Items, equipment and vehicles must be removed from the auction site by
the successful bidders) by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2006.
For further information, please contact Russell Rowland at (863) 763-1811.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
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