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Road closings
County Route 15B will be
closed to through traffic for
repair of the railroad crossing
beginning June 5. Beginning
June 12, C.R. 15A will. be
closed for the same reason.
Pool Re-opens
'The pool: at the Sports
Complex 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., \\ed. and Fri., 10-
10:45 a.m. Call 1863) 467-7667
for information.
Flag disposal
ceremony planned
Flag disposal will be held
S.Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.
at the American Legion Post
#64, 501 N.E. Second St. Cub
Scout Pack 964i\-iJlasist P'.st
#64 in this programhifie pub".
lic is cordially invited to attend.
Bring sour children so they
can learn about our flag.


Cowgirl qualifies
for National Rodeo
Former Brahman Ashlee
Ziglar has qualified to com-
pete in the barrel racing event
at the 2006 College National
Finals -Rodeo (CNFR) in
Casper, Wyo. This is the first
trip to the College National
Finals for Ziglar, a 19-year-old
sophomore at Vernon Junior
College in Vernon, Texas.

Drought Index,
Current: 593
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.35 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
15.27 feet

Local schools get good grades

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The report card looks good'
for Okeechobee schools. FCAT
school grades were released
June 14 and seven of the dis-
trict's nine schools scored either
"We're excited," said Super-
intendent of Schools Dr. Patricia
She added that the schools'
had put a lot of emphasis on
reading and in almost every

instance saw gains in that area.
Sharon Suits, director of K-12
accountability and assessment,
said the scores were the result of
a lot of hard work by teachers,
administration and students.
New Endeavor High School
did not receive a grade because
of the small number of students
tested. However, Ms. Suits is
confident that if enough stu-
dents are tested next year,. New
Endeavor will show an improve-
ment over last year's F.
There are three schools that

scored an A. Everglades Elemen-
tary School received its first ever
A., Osceola Middle School and
Yearling Middle School also
received As. While Everglades
and Osceola both scored Bs last
year, Yearling made a big leap
from last year's C to this year's
Ms. Suits attributed Yearling's
progress to their reading pro-
gram and a lot of faculty devel-
'There are four B schools.
South Elementary School

Senior exercisers: Classes are held three days a, week

Okeec..gbee News/Audrey Blackwell
Shellie Mitchell (standing), pool manager and lifeguard lit 'the"'So rstompix'6coach-
es two senior participants in the Senior Exercise class on Tuesday, June 13. Only a
handful of participants attended the class due to the weather. Between 25-30 senior res-
idents usually attend.

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Only a handful of senior citizens participated in Senior Exercise classes on Tuesday,
June 13 at the Sports Complex pool, .instead of the usual count of about 25 to 30 peo-
ple due to unstable weather threatened by Hurricane Alberto crossing the state. The
seniors walk for 10 minutes to cool down after their water exercise routine.

dropped from an A to a B. How-
ever, South's total score was
409, one point below the mini-
mum 410 required for an A. Dr.
Cooper said the school system
might appeal this score, noting
discrepancies between the
school system's figures and the
states'. The other three schools
- Central Elementary, the
Freshman Campus and Semi-
nole Elementary maintained
the B they received last year.
North Elementary School
dropped from a B to a C, while

Okeechobee High, School
showed no improvement over
last year's D.
Ms. Suits stated that a combi-
nation of factors led to the high
school's lack of improvement.
She, said the school has not
found the right program yet.
However, she was confident that
next year under new principal
Toni Wiersma, the score would
See Education Page 2

Unsafe use

of ATVs mcayr

lead to ticket

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News,
Due to complaints, as well
as safety issues, the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) auxiliary will soon-be
issuing citations for the illegal
and unsafe operation of All Ter-
rain Vehicles i1ATVs).
"We will be looking," said
OCSO Sergeant Gary Bell.
"They (ATVs) will need to be
ridden in an appropriate man-
ner and with appropriate gear."
Sgt. Bell said his department
receives quite a few complaints
about the operation of these
vehicles, but since school is out
for the summer the number of,

complaints has gone up.
In answer to these com-
plaints, he said the OCSO auxil-
iary will be watching to see
who's operating the vehicles
and where they are being oper-
And, if the vehicles are being
operated on a roadway or right-
of-way, or in an unsafe manner,
a citation will be issued. Sgt.
Bell said the citation will be
"put into the system" so that,if
the person is stopped again the
officer will know that the oper-
.ator has already been issued
one citation. The second stop
could lead to citations being

See ATV- Page 2

FCAT student

scores released

By Pete Gawda Third grade reading looked
Okeechobee News good compared to last year,
she said.
The highlight of Tuesday's If a third grader does not
Okeechobee County School pass reading 'or alternate
Board meeting was a presenta- requirements, they must go to
tion onFCATscores. an summer reading camp. Ms.
The board also approved an Suits noted that even though
interlocal agreement on con- more third graders were tested
currency,.bought a parcel of ore this year, only 103 s were testedgoing
cpland and appoted a new prin- to summer reading camp as
Sharon Suits, director of K- compared to 141 lastyear.
12 accountability and assess- Seminole Elementary did
ment, presented the FCAT stu- very well in third grade reading
dent.scores. School scores had they cut their failure rate in
not been released at that time, half as compared to last year.
but have since been made All five elementary schools
available. For those scores, showed a significant increase
please see the lead story on this
page. See FCAT -Page 2

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Unpaid fine may lead

to judgment being filed

City will take
Brantley to
court on July 26

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
A second property belonging
to Geraldine Bertram, co-
owned by her father Zollie
Aldridge, will make its.way to
the Okeechobee City Council
with a recommendation for
judgment against the property
for an unpaid fine.
That was the decision of the
Okeechobee City Code Enforce-
ment Board at their meeting
Tuesday, June 13, after learning
that the fine for not providing a
dumpster for residents of apart-
ments at 1208 S. Parrott Ave.

had accrued for more than 90
A fine of $250 per day started
on Feb. 24 and expired on May
25. Ninety days is the time frame
given when fines are set, and
after that time the board can'
take stronger enforcement
' The board heard from Code
Enforcement Officer Fred Ster-
ling that Waste Management
has not provided service at the
location since Nov. 30, 2005,
and board members are con-
cerned that Mrs. Bertram and
Mr. Aldridge comply with city
codes. According to Mr. Sterling,
the code requires that all apart-
ment buildings with four or
more units provide commercial
sanitary disposal.
Previously, the board
imposed a $10 per day fine on

Dec. 6, 2005, for property
belonging to Mrs. Bertram at
902 N.W. 10th St., which has
gone unpaid. That property
came into compliance on May
4, 2006, and the fine stopped.
The board recommended the
city council proceed with fore-
closure for the unpaid fine.
However, the city council voted
to put a judgment on the prop-
The board tabled three cases
until next month's meeting
involving Louis Neal, Sr., Marvin
Wherrell, Jr., and Jose and
Debra Leon.
Mr. Neal appeared at the
meeting and said he would seal
up or lock doors at a cement
block house on his property at
1005 N.W. Eighth Ave. so kids
See Fine Page 2

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Changing vocation
Okeechobee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patri-
cla Cooper, right, honors South Elementary School Prin-
cipal Debble Lundy Ruedinger as Mrs. Ruedinger leaves
the school system for another vocation. The recognition
took place at the June 13 school board meeting.

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in students scoring at grade level
or above in third grade reading.
As for third grade math, Semi-
nole and South elementary.
schools led the district in the high-
est percentage of gains over last
year in upper level math students.
Seminole showed the largest
increase 44 percent last year to 66
percent this year.
In writing, both Yearling and
Osceola middle schools showed
significant increases in the per-
centage of students scoring. 3.5
and above.
The average fourth grade writ-
ing score for the district increased
form 3.5 to 3.6, compared to the
state average of 3.9. In the eighth
grade the average writing score
was unchanged from last year at
3.8, compared to the state's aver-
age of 4.0.
The district has lost some
ground in writing performance
gains as compared to the state
gains. However, writing will not be
included in the school grade calcu-
lation this year but may be in 2006-
In science scores, Ms. Suits
noted that the district did fairly well
- exceeding the state average in
some cases and coming very close
in other cases.
"We're going to keep on keep-.
ing on," she asserted.


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issued for such traffic offenses as
no driver's license, no insurance
.or no license tag.
"The state 6f Florida looks at 4-
wheelers by definition as a motor
vehicle and if they are on a road-
way, which they are not supposed
to be, they would be considered a
motor vehicle," he said.
This means the operator must.
have a license, and the vehicle
must be insured and have a
license tag.
Basically, said Sgt. Bell, ATVs
cannot be operated on any road-
way or along the side of any road-
way. He added that any operator
of an ATV that is under the age of
16 must wear a helmet that has
been approved by the Depart-
ment of Transportation (DOT).


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couldn't get into it. The house
was deemed unsafe by Mr. Ster-
ling. He said he would get a per-
mit and request an inspection of a
wood house on the property by
city building inspectors for work
he did in refinishing the structure.
The board will review the status
of the tabled item in July.
Mr. Wherrell's case was tabled
because he had just received the
notice the day of the meeting and
did not have enough time to
respond. He was cited for disabled
vehicles and general cleaning vio-
Jose and Debra Leon were
cited in two separate cases. One
was tabled. Case number 06-090
was for the presumption of engag-
ing in business under an expired
license. Mr. Sterling said they were
going through the licensing
process, so the board tabled the
case until next month to check on
the licensing status.
In case number 06-065, Mr. and
Mrs. Leon were cited for having
four disabled and unlicensed vehi-
cles inr their backyard at 604 N.W.
15th St. The board viewed the
vehicles as a danger to kids and
found them in noncompliance


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Dr. Cooper said the school
system would continue to imple-
ment the continuous improve-
ment model, analyze individual
student achievements and
address trends.

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Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Patricia Copper noted that Yearling
Middle School has gains in every
area and every grade level. She
also noted that the science, scores
are directly coordinated to the
school science projects.
Turning to another matter, the
board approved a school concur-
rency interlocal agreement. Okee-
chobee County and the City of
Okeechobee will also need to
approve the agreement that is
based on recent legislation that
requires builders to provide school.
space. Builders will have to donate
money for a school, donate a site
or build a building.
"This will give us some assur-
ance before building permits are
pulled," Dr. Cooper added.
The board also agreed to the
purchase of a lot adjacent to Cen-
tral Elementary School for
$22,500, .the appraised price. Since
Central is completely landlocked it
was noted that the land could be
used for a number of uses includ-
ing parking, classroom space,
computer lab or playground.
Director of Operations Dale Barrett
noted that the bus circle and new
classroom building have cut into
-the playground area at Central.
Renee Getting, current assistant
principal at South Elementary
School, was appointed principal at
South Elementary. Her appoint-
ment becomes effective July 1.
In other action the board:
recognized Jeff Black, tech-

"That's where the misconcep-
tion is with these 4-wheelers," he
said. "The ditch and grassy areas
(rights-of-way) belong to either
the county or the state. The safest
place to ride a 4-wheeler is on pri-
vate property."
He said this also holds true for
3-wheel ATVs.
Sgt. Bell said golf carts fall
under this same statute, but "we
don't have a lot of problems with
golf carts."
However, there is a problem
with ATVs and those problems
are not only in Okeechobee
County. .
According to the U.S. Con-0
summer Product Safety Commis-
sion (CPSC) web site, from.
1/1/1982 until 12/3/2003 a total of
6,494 people died in ATV acci-
dents. Of that number, 31 per-
cent, or 2,019, wereunder the age
of 16 and 13 percent, or 845, were
under the age of 12.

with city code. They were fined
$100 a day starting 10 days after
receipt of notice..,
Dan Buchanan also had two
separate cases for property at 805
N.W. Ninth St. The first case was
for parking commercial vehicles in
a residential area, which has been
an ongoing problem, according to
Mr. Sterling.
"Neighbors complain that he
uses the city streets as a parking
lot," Mr. Sterling said.
Board chairman Mack Worley
said he would think the City Police
Department could take action if
commercial vehicles were parked
on city streets.
After a lengthy discussion, code
board members voted to fine Mr.
Buchanan $100 a day starting 10
days after receipt of notice or pub-
lic posting of the notice.
The board also found Mr.
Buchanan out of compliance with
city code on debris and disabled
vehicles on the property and voted
to fine him $100 a day starting 10
days after receipt of notice or pub-
lic posting of the notice.
Chad Jenkins, formerly of
Okeechobee and now living in
Orlando, and Adelin Hauser were
found in violation of Chapter '30,
Sections 30-41, disabled vehicles,
and Chapter 30, Sections 30-44,
general cleaning, for property at

Okeechobee improvement
followed the state trend with 27
percent of schools statewide
increasing a grade letter. The
number of A and B schools also
increased statewide.
Only 24 schools in the state
earned an F.
School grades are calculated
based on annual learning gains of
each student, the progress of the

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nology teacher at Osceola Middle
School, upon his retirement with
25 years service to the school dis-
recognized Wayne Burton,
dropout prevention teacher at
New Endeavor High School, upon
his retirement with 26 years serv-
ice to the school district;
acted on 10 recommenda-
tions for expulsion, all of them
charged with defiance of authority
and some with additional charges;
adopted or amended school
board policies on wellness, termi-
nal pay, performance grade
schools, student assignment, dis-
trict certificates, alcohol and drug
free workplace, suspension with
partial or no pay, and student
transportation and school bus use
to conform to Florida Statutes;
amended board policy on
authorized travel expenses to
bring it in line with union con-
approved a change order for
the kitchen renovation and HVAC
replacement at Yearling Middle
School in the amount of $7,309;
approved the Comprehen-
sive Safety Inspection Report for
approved the School Safety
and Security Best Practices Self-
Assessment for 2005-06;
approved a user agreement
with the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement-flr accessing
fingerprint information from the
Florida Crime Information Center;

In 2004, 130 children under the
age of 15 died as a result of an
ATV accident.
With those numbers in mind,
CPSC spokesperson Scott Wolf-
son said in a telephone interview
that his agency is in the rule mak-
ing process by which the opera-
tion of an adult-sized ATV by a
child would be banned.
Because the CPSC is a federal
agency, they can do their own
rule making, he added.
This rule making process
began in October of 2005 and if
approved, it would require the
industry to manufacture ATVs
with different models and speed
controls. Mr. Wolfson said models
would be made for the age
groups of 6-8, 9-11, 12-15 and
"What we are seeing is about
one-third of the deaths and
"injuries are kids under the age of
16, due to the fact they are riding

1104 S.E. Eighth Drive. They are
repeat offenders with this being
the second time they have been
cited this year and having had five
violations in 2005. The board voted
to fine them $100 a day when noti-
In an update of former code
board actions, Mr. Sterling remind-
ed the board that property at 803
N.W. 12th St., belonging to Joe and
Johnny Brown, and property in the
800 block of Northwest 12th
Street, belonging to Gloria and
Mary Brown, were both in foreclo-
sure. Fines of $10 a day had gone
on for more than 90 days in 2005
for overgrown vegetation and
The board tabled .discussion of
the case involving Joe. Louis Law-
son for property at 913 N.W. 10th
St., for which the board had set a
fine of $25 a day starting Dec. 27,
2005, and ending March 27, 2006,
for disabled vehicles and general
The board voted to recom-
mend to the city council that they
sue Shannon Martin for not paying
the fine on her property at 703 S.
Parrott Ave., case number 05-089.
A fine of $25 a day started on Aug.
15, 2005, and ended 90 days later
on Nov. 15. The property was
found in compliance on Nov. 7,
2005, but the fine, reduced to $500

lowest quarter of students and the
meeting of proficiency standards.
"These results are further con-
firmation that reform, based on
high standards and expectations,
clear measurement and account-
ability and rewards and conse-
quences for results, is working,"
said Governor Jeb Bush in a June
14 press release. "Thanks to the
leadership of dedicated education

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Joe Arnold to serve on the Legisla-
tive Liaison Committee of the Flori-
da School Boards Association;
appointed board members
David Williams and Joe Arnold to
serve on the county value adjust-
ment board with Kelly Owens as
ratified a memorandum of
understanding in regard to the rate
of pay for instructional personnel
and classified personnel working
as in-service instructors;
approved for advertisement
the new job descriptions of
instructional technology specialist,
security monitor, school social
worker, transportation route spe-
cialist and transportation training
and safety specialist;
approved for advertisement
revised job descriptions for assis-
tant foreman, guidance counselor
and non-instructional technology
appointed Leslie Lundy as
coordinator of grant and special
revised personnel allocations
for 2005-06 and 2006-07; and,
* scheduled extra board meet-
ings for Monday, July 24, Tuesday,
Aug. 1, and Tuesday, Sept 5.

adult models, of ATVs," he said.
"We want to make sure that par-
ents are putting kids on the right
sized ATV."
In the 2003-2004 reporting
period, Florida ranked fifth in the
nation with 72 deaths due to ATV
accidents. Kentucky led the
nation with 106.
Since 1982, states the CPSC
web site, 257 people have died as
a result of an ATV accident in
Florida. Florida is ranked seventh
in the nation with that number,
while Pennsylvania leads the
nation with 357 deaths.
As of Dec. 31, 2004, the CPSC
estimates that there are 6.2 mil-
lion 4-wheel ATVs in use. The
agency also estimates that
136,100 people will receive med-
ical treatment at a hospital emer-
gency room due to an accident
while operating an ATV. Of that
number, 44,700 will be 16 years of
age or younger.

by city council, has not been paid.
The recommendation is that the
city file suit for $500, plus costs and
attorney's fees.
In a postscript note from city
attorney John Codk, who had to
leave the meeting early, board
members heard that follow-up
inspections of Marvin Brantley's
junkyard on South Parrott Avenue
determined that he is once again
out of compliance with city code.
The city will take Mr. Brantley
back to court on July 26 for leaving
articles outside of the fence and
within the 50-foot setback area.
Mr. Sterling said that junkyard
items are supposed to be behind
the fence.
The city took Mr. Brantley to
court last year for code violations
and Judge William Roby deemed
the property to be in compliance
on Nov. 17. The city kept the case
open indefinitely, and Fire Chief
Herb Smith and his code enforce-
ment officers agreed to check on
the place once a month to ensure
continued compliance.
Since the code violation is in
the court system, the city's code
enforcement board is unable to
take action.
"Once it went to the courts, it is
out of our hands," Mr. Sterling said.
"As far as the judgment against
him, he answers to the courts."

professionals, Florida students are
achieving significant progress."
"I am particularly pleased to
see that 87 percent of our middle
schools are high performing,"
said John Winn, education com-
missioner, in the same press
release. "This is because of the
significant improvements made
by students in reading and mathe-
matics this year on FCAT."

Survey will help with stormwater plan
OKEECHOBEE The City of Okeechobee and Okeechobee
County are jointly involved in preparing a stormwater master plan
to deal with the overall drainage situation in the county, and they
need your help.
Residents are being asked to fill out a simple six-question fornr
describing drainage problems with which they are familiar. Addi4
tional comments can be added.
-- The forms.can be picked up at Okeechobee City Hall, 55 S.E,
Third Ave.; the Okeechobee County Annex, 499 N. W. Fifth Ave.,
and, the South Florida Water Management District, Okeechobee
Service Center at 205 N. Parrott Ave., Suite 201.
Completed forms can be returned to the above locations or e-
mailed to The deadline for submis1
sion of forms is June 15,

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

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SJones awarded scholarship

Jill Jones, the granddaughter
of Thomas and Linda Markham
of Okeechobee, has been award-
ed a Robert C. Byrd Honors
Scholarship to help pay for her
college education. This scholar-
ship award is $1,500 year.
Jones is the daughter of Eddie
and Mary Jonies of Hanson, Ky.,
and Ed and Velda Molle of Han-

The Byrd Scholarship, is
named for longtime U.S. Sen.
Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia,
who authored the legislation
establishing the program in 1985.
KHEAA administers scholar-
ship, grant low-cost loan, savings
and work-study programs to help
Kentuckians pay for college. Its
sister agency, The Student Loan
People, provides low-cost stu-

dent loans nationwide. The agen-
cies also provide free college
planning and financial aid infor-
mation to students, parents and
For more information about
student loans, visit www.student-; write The Stu-
dent Loan People, P.O. Box
24328, Louisville, Ky. 40224-0328;
or call (888) 678-4625.

School announces honor roll

Submitted to Okeechobee News
From (front row, left to right) are: Grace Larson, council member; Brittany Sumbler; Lara
Stanley; and, Sylvia Robinson, all winners of CSE Scholarships; (second row, left to right),
jCathleen Blair, council member; Karen Henderson, parent, of Brittany Sumbler; Sue
Clements, parent of Lara Stanley; Pam Gilliland, parent of Anna Gilliland (not pictured);
,(back row, left to right) council members, Lydia Wasson, Donna Watson, Elizabeth Maxwell,
Tom Peer, and India Riedel.

CSC awards scholarships

The Children's Services
Council of Okeechobee met sev-
eral recipients of the first CSC
Scholarship at their meeting
Thursday, June 8. Five girls
received renewable scholarships
ranging from $500 to $3,000.
Each girl completed an applica-
tion and submitted an essay

telling the Council how they
were going to provide services to
the children of Okeechobee after
graduation from college. Win-
ners of these scholarships were
Dawn Fox, Anna Gilliland, Sylvia
Robinson, Lara Stanley, and Brit-
tany Sumbler.
The council members con-

gratulated each girl for their high
academic standards and encour-
aged them to reach their career
goals so the children of Okee-
chobee County will benefit from
their education. The council also
thanked the parents for support-
ing their daughters..


Robert J. Bloeser
Robert J. Bloeser, Sr., age 89, of
Okeechobee, died Monday, June
12, 2006, at Raulerson Hospital.
He was born Sept. 21, 1916, in
Dearborn, Mich.; he relocated to
West Palm Beach in 1949. Mr.
Bloeser has been a resident of
Buckhead Ridge for 11 ears. ,
He served in the United States
Navy during WWII; he was for- active member of the
American Legion, the Forty &
Eight, and the Coast Guard Auxil-
iary. He was a retired finish car-
He is preceded in death by: his,
wife of 51 years, Marian; daugh-
ter,, Jean Oliver; and, brother
Mr. Bloeser is survived by: his
wife, Sylvia; sons, Ronald (.'icki)
Bloeser, Sr. of Port St. Lucie, and
Robert, Jr. of Sebring. In addition
he is survived by daughter, Mari-
lyn (Paul) Buxton of Okeechobee.
There are four grandsons, Ronald
Bloeser, Jr. of Royal Palm Beach,

Matthew (Jessica) Buxton, Timo-
thy (Lacey) Buxton,.all of Okee-
chobee; and, Philip Buxton of
Tampa. Also, there are four grand-
daughters, Jennifer Oliver of San-
ford, Abigail Oliver of Orlando,
Rachel Buxton of New York City,
and Kathryn Bloeser of Welling-
ton. Mr. Bloeser has two great
granddaughters, Morgan ,and
Dayton Buxton of Okeechobee.
Friends may call at The Episco-
pal Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Second St., Okeechobee on
Monday, June 19, from 11 am.
until 1 p.m., at which time servic-
es will be conducted,
Interment will follow at Ever-
green Cemetery.
. In lieu. of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Nancy Raulerson
Nancy Raulerson, age 83, of

Okeechobee, died June 14, 2006,
at St. Lucie ,Medical Center. Ms.
Raulerson was born Dec. 26,
1922, in Washington, `N.C., to
,Arthur G. and Nancy Dillard. She
was retired from Bell South after
35 years working as a secretary.
She came to. Okeechobee from
Fort Pierce in 2004.
Ms.. Raulerson is survived by:
her daughter-in-law, Chris Rauler-
son of Okeechobee; granddaugh-
ter, Heidi Raulerson of Okee-
chobee; three sisters, Marion
Pearce of Okeechobee, Edna
Cuthrell of Gordonsville, Va., and
Jeanette Robinson of Charlotte
N.C.; and, several nieces and
The family has decided not to
have services.
Those unable to attend maY\
sign the guest book at www.bas-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-

Grace Christian School is
proud to announce the end of the
year students honor roll. The
school hopes all of the students
-have a great summer. Candi Nel-
sons' kindergarten class that
received the A Honor Roll: Pierce
Brown, India Coons, Justin
Drawdy, Ashley Hancock, Bailey
Hansen, Jakob Nelson, Jared
Pahres, and Josiah Smith. The
student earning the A-B Honor
Roll was Sunni Bearden.
The first grade students in Lisa
Woodhams' class earning A
Honor Roll were Joshua Hiler,
Alexis Kelly, Abby Lakeman,
Riylie Norton, John Wilcox, and
Maliah Wright. The A-B Honor
Roll student was Heather White-
Second grade students in
Karen Griffiths' class for the A
Honor Roll were Tristen Ander-
son, Robert Blitch, Samuel Christ-
ian, Kearstin Dorrance, Ross
Laskey, Justin Murphy, and Ben
Pham. The A-B Honor Roll stu-
dents are Thomas Bearden and.
Traile Robbins.
Glennetta -Ellis' third grade
class students earning the A
Honor Roll was Huriter Boshell,
G.W Jarriel, Ly Pham, and Christ-
ian White. Those students earn-
ing the
A-B Honor Roll was Megan
Beard, Jessica Drawdy, and Call
Pearce. -
Fourth grade Jere-
my. Ellis' class earning the A-B
Honor Roll was Braden Gerdes,
Lance Nipper, and Bradley Sikors-
ki. I
Marie Brooks' fifth grade class,
Emily Murrow earned the A-B
Honor Roll.
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Steve Guglichs' class for
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LAKE: Lake Okeechobee is in trouble for various reasons including
high water levels. According to experts, the high water results in
reduced growth of aquatic vegetation with the result that fish have no
place to spawn. At the same time, crews are under contract to spray
for weeds and exotic growths. During this time of reduced native
grasses, wouldn't it be better to let those plants that will grow survive
temporarily so that fish will at least have some cover?.

DRAINAGE: All of those people that would not listen to us common
folk now want our help. Why didn't they listen when there was a
drainage problem? What person decided to raise the elevation on new
homes built in old neighborhoods? If you have four houses around a
vacant lot and the person raises the lot to build a house, where does
the water go to from the raised lot?

-SOLDIERS: Of course our soldiers have to follow orders, but it's
very confusing when people say they are proud of our soldiers when
defending the country and our constitution. They are Bush's pawn in
someone else's country. This is ridiculous.

COUNTY FAIR: \ cannot believe that the county fair will be held the
same weekend as the Speckled Perch event. What a shame. I do
understand that with so many people being here for one event that
they may go to the other. However, if county and city people would
plan things on alternate weekends it would give us all something to do
and we would not be hearing so many complaints about nothing to do
in Okeechobee. The reason there is nothing to do, for the most part, is
that all the organizations plan activities for the same weekend and no
one can get to them all; or, they would have to choose which one to
attend. I believe that there is poor planning when it comes to activities
in this town. If you could get a community calendar on a website
where you each could access it, then you may be able to plan events
throughout the month and could get more of the community attend-
ing these events instead of going out of town.

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Community Events

VNA offers parenting classes
Parenting education classes for infants to age 3 will be held
June 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 Certificate of Completion. No child care will be
available. For information, call (863) 4162-5877.
Book discussion group to meet
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group will meet
Thursday, June 22, at 7 p.m. The book to be read and discussed is
"Persuasion" by Jane Austen. This will be the last meeting for the
season. The next meeting will be in September. The library is
located at 206 S.W. Second St. For information, call Jan Fehrman
at (863) 357-9980.
Red Cross hosts Extreme Weekend
The American Red Cross will hold their third Extreme Week-
end for local high school aged youths to be trained and prepared
to assist the community during disasters. The training is free and
the trainees will receive a Red Cross T-shirt and certification in all
Red Cross training. The Extreme Weekend will be Friday, June 23,
from 5:30 until 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 24, from 9.a.m. until
5:30 p.m. at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch, 323 N.
Partott Ave. For information, call (863) 763-2488.

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

Godwin Family Reunion planned
The annual Godwin family reunion will be held Saturday, June
24, at the Grace Christian Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave., at 10 a.m. A
barbecue lunch.will be served at noon. Meat will be provided.
Please bring a covered dish of vegetables, salads, deserts, etc. If
you have any old family photos or mementos, please bring them
to share with the family. For information, call (863) 763-2614 or
Jimmy Godwin at (772) 216-3048.

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Letter to the Editor

No time for
Despite growing threats to the
manatee's long-term survival and
overwhelming public opposition,
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
voted last week to prematurely
down list manatees from endan-
gered to threatened. This decision
plays right into the hands of those,
who want to exploit manatee
habitat for development and high-
speed recreation.

Even though the state found
that the manatee population
could be reduced by as much as
50 percent in the future and that
manatees meet the federal and
World Conservation Union's
(IUCN) definition for endangered,
manatees no longer qualify for
state endangered status because
the FWC arbitrarily changed its
listing/delisting rules by adopting
the IUCN criteria for endangered
and then called it threatened.
The state claims the manatee
population is growing. But a state
report says only the two smallest.

Upcoming Events

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. Par-
rott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet Topp at
(863) 824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until.2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call 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 Vil-
lage 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 6:3Q 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
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.,
in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers,
and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and
Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is from 2
until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information orto reserve your place
in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is available for your
loved one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/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
Thursday 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 oppor--
tunity 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.
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)
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, locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. 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@flainjury-
Nar-anon Helps 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.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m., at
the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride at 8 a.m.,
'weather permitting. For information.on the ride for the week or. any ques-
tions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart at
(863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

Community Events

Fort Drum plans Boot camp
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will hold its
vacation Bible school June 24-30 from 5:30until 9 p.m. The
theme for this years' event is Truth Quest B.O.O.T. (Biblical Out-
look and Outreach Training). There will be games, snacks, crafts,
fun, skits music and more in a fun Army boot camp setting. This is
a free camp. For information, call (863) 467-1733.
April Brown (Yates) benefit will be June 24
A memorial benefit has been scheduled for April Brown
(Yates) on Saturday, June 24, from noon until 4 p.m. at Good Spir-
its, 245 U.S. 441 S.E. Spaghetti dinners will be $5 per plate. There
will also be a live band, karaoke and an auction to help raise funds
for funeral expenses. A trust fund has been set up at Big Lake
National Bank. For information, call April Selph at (863) 447-1141.
Realtors host benefit links tourney
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will host their
annual golf tournament on Saturday, June 24, at 8 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the
Okeechobee High School Scholarship Fund and Habitat for
Humanity. The Board of Realtors is looking for teams, sponsors
and anyone interested in donating a door prize. Call J.D. Mixon for
details at (863) 763-0999.

subpopulations, comprising just
16 percent of the population,
show clear growth. The Atlantic
subpopulation has probably
declined by about 3 percent per
year over the last five years. The
Southwest subpopulation is
already in decline. And manatees
continue to die from boat strikes
in near-record numbers.
The FWC insists protections
won't change, but reviews of
Florida law shows endangered'
species are afforded more protec-
tion than threatened species.
The FWC claims their manage-

ment plan will protect manatees.
However, Florida's Legislature
will .be pressured to reduce
FWC's authority and funding to
protect manatees. This will under-
mine the implementation of the
plan, and prevent real recovery.
In the meantime, manatees'
projected loss of winter habitat
could cause catastrophic future
This is no time for celebration!
Patrick Rose
Save the Manatee Club

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, explor-
ing God's promises. A nursery will be provided for helpers and
those taking part in the adult class. Dinner will also be provided..
For information, call (863) 763-4021.

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

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

Lake Denton Camp dates slated
Summer camp is back at Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park.
Camp for grades nine through 12 camp is July 16- 22. Reduced
rates are available if registered before June I5.-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 Sat-
urday, June 17, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. All,donors will receive a
free breakfast buffet and T-shirt. A picture ID is required for..,
donors. For information, call (863) 382-49 .

Gospel sing planned
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Ter-
race,,will be hosting a southern style gospel sing with the Singing
Reflections on Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 18, at
11 a.m. For information, call (863) 634-0344.1

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

Mr. & Miss Firecracker pageant planned
The Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue volunteers will sponsor
their annual Mr. and Miss Firecracker beauty pageant on Saturday,
June 17, 6 p.m., at the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall,
2800 U.S. 441 N. This contest is open to Okeechobee residents
only. The deadline to enter is Sunday June 11, at 5 p.m. Applica-
tions can be picked up at Kids Corner/Outpost, Bridgette Waldau
Studio Graphic Design, Carolyn's Coiffures and the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce. For information, contact coordi-
nators Donnie Arnold at (863) 634-6464 or Darlene Stokes at (863)

Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Satur-
day, June 17, at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The tourna-
ment will get under way at 8 a.m. Tournament format will be a
four-person scramble, make your own team. The entry fee will
include green fees, prizes .and a barbecue. Proceeds from the
tournament will help defray medical expenses incurred by Mr.
Allison. For information or to enter, call (863) 763-1921, ext. 11.
The deadline for paid entries is Saturday, June 10.
Church schedules Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host their Vaca-
tion Bible School June 19-23 from 6 until 9 p.m. This year's topic is
Arctic Edge, Where Adventure Meets Courage. Classes will be
from age 3 to adult. A class for the deaf will also be available. Child
care for 2 and under will be provided for parents attending VBS. A
kick-off event is scheduled for June 17 from 9 until 11:30 a.m.Reg-
istration forms may be downloaded at,
or picked up at the church office. For information, call (863) 763-
Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual sum-
mer camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12 during the
month of June. Camp dates are: June 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)
Bank hosting mixer
Seacoast National Bank, formerly Big Lake National Bank, will
host the June Main Street mixer on Tuesday, June 20, at 1409 S.
Parrott Ave., from 5 until 7 p.m. with prize giveaways and refresh-
ments. The event is open to Main Street members and the public.
'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.

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Sports Briefs

Tourney benefits
youth grid league
The Chobee Bulls will sponsor
a men's softball tournament on
Saturday, June 17, at the men's ball
fields across from Yearling Middle
School beginning at 7 a.m.
Entry fees are $200 per team,
with the proceeds of the tourna-
ment going to the Chobee Bulls
football program.
Teams are to bring their own
softballs. A two-designated-home-
run-hitters rule applies.
There will also be sign-ups for
the Chobee Bull football teams
during the tournament. The
Chobee Bulls is open to players 10-
14 years old. To register, a copy of
the child's birth certificate and
proof of insurance at signups is
For information contact John
Kemp at (863) 634-3854, Darryl
Allen at (863) 697-3850 or Mary
Jane Schoonmaker at (863) 634-
Pop Warner grid
sign-ups slated
Pop Warner football and cheer-
leading sign-ups will take place at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
on June 24, July 1 and July 15 from
10a.m.until2 p.m.
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring the
child's last report card, a current

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year physical from your doctor and
a copy of the child's birth certifi-
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863) 634-
3482 or Albion Crowell at (863)
Oakview Baptist
sponsors sports camp
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor a Sports Camp July 10-14
at the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus,, 610 S.W Second Ave.
There will be two separate ses-
sions. The first session will be from

9 until 11:30 a.m. and will feature
baseball for boys and soccer for-
girls. The second session will be
from 1 until 3:30 p.m. and will fea-,
ture softball for girls and soccer for 1
The cost of the camp will be $60 a
per person all day (includes Junch),
or $45 per person for the half-day,
session. The camp is open to chil-:j
dren age 4 through sixth grade.
For information contact Rusty .
Brooks at (863) 763-1699.
To enroll stop by the church;
office at 677 S.W. 32nd St., or go to
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American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St.
The Post phone number is (863)
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu. Monday,
Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m.
until 2 p.m.; Wednesday, tacos
served from 11 am. until 6 p.m.;
Saturday from noon until 8 p.m.;
'Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Tues-
day and Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at I p.m.F, id on
Thursday nights beginning, at 6
p.m., for members and guests.
Sunday, June 18, we have a
steak dinner with the Sons of the
American Legion from 3 until 6
p.m. for a $10 donation. The din-
ner includes steak, baked potato,
salad, dessert, coffee and tea.
There will be entertainment from 3
until 7 p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will
be from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528,2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members
are available.
i Call Ray Disney at (863) 357-
2138, or Don South at (863) 763-
Eagles Aeries #4137
Every Tuesday bingo at 1
p.m. Food will be available for a
Every second Tuesday:
spaghetti dinner with salad and
garlic bread from 5 until 7 p.m. for
a $3.50 donation.
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until? Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation,
Call the AERIES for other
events at (863) 763-2552.
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Bucky Yoder
at (863) 467-7342 or Matt Buxton
at (863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Order of the Eastern
Star Okeechobee
Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each

month. For upcoming activities,
contact WM. Margaret at (863)
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
Elks plan barbecue dinner
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regular
Wednesday: bingo will be at
7 p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited .. .
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from
2 pm. until?
B.*H.L Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Wednesday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until
7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (863)
763-2250 for the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m. there
will be music for dancing. Call to
see who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served starting at 7 p.m. Saturday
is karaoke at 8 p.m. Call for the
Monday, June 19: Members,
participate in brown bag dinner for
you and your family. The meeting
will follow dinner.
Tuesday, June 20: Moose
membership meeting at 8 p.m.
Plan to attend.
e Tuesday, June 27: Moose
enrollment meeting. All prospec-
tive members should attend. Meet-
ing begins at 7 p.m.
Moose Family Center
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W. 36th

St. in Okeechobee. For informa-
tion and meal menus, call the
Lodge at (863) 763-4954.
Breakfast will be served from
9 until 11 a.m. at the Moose Patio
on the second Sunday of every
Meals will be served on
Wednesday and Fridays from 5
until 7:15 p.m.; and from 6 until ?
on Saturday.
There will be music for danc-
ing each Friday and Saturday night
starting at 7 p.m.
Each Thursday will be
karaoke night.
VFWPost #4423
*TheVFWNoruir- _,t 4423 is
located at 3Q0 N;,.W 34 St. Evri-iu
are seasonal, contact the Post at
(863) 763-0818 for information or,,
write the Post at P.O. Box 1137,
Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
opens at noon Monday through
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is wel-
During the month of June
every Friday, there will be karaoke
on Saturday and Sunday -
depending on availability. Call the
Post for the schedule.
Every Friday: bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests.
Food is available.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
Sunday: a dinner will be
available from 2 until 5 p.m., and
will be followed by karaoke when
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies auxil-
iary meeting at 11 a.m. .
Big screen TV for all events.
June 30 Friday night is Fiesta
night with Mexican food being
served. Happy hour for Corona
from 4 to 6 p.m., karoke with Don-
nie Martin from 6 until 10 p.m. We
are looking for some real ama-.
VFWPost #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post hours are from
noon until 8 p.m., Monday

through Sunday.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
For information contact Com-
ruander Johnnie H. Patent at (863)
All games and. special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table:.
VFW-Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at 1
p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m'.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W; members will
meet the first and third Thursday of
each month at 8 p.m. For informa-
tion, call the club at (863) 763-
3378, Kip at (863) 610-6659, or
Keith at (863) 634-2682.

American Legion Scholarship
The American Legion Post 64 Okeechobee Scholarship was awarded to the following
students by Daniel F. Fennell (back row, left) during the Scholarship Night presentations
at Okeechobee High School: Allyson Douglas, Katelin Johnson, Tara Douglas, Lynsey
Wright, Justin Merriman, Samantha Wigginton and Erica Hardy.


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


Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at 1-
You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-4786.
Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Jordan
Bernay at (863) 357-0047.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and pub-
lic libraries. As a private library we
can and do preview our media.
Currently, the library is staffed Sun-
day from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30
p.m., and Wednesday evening
from 6 until 8 p.m. Contact Doris
Entryat (863) 467-1548.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and'English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., Eng-
lish as second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday from 9 a.m.
until noon, adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and
Friday from 8 a.m. ,until 4
p.m.;One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St.,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Friday, from 8 a.m.
until noon; Yearling Middle School,
925, N.W 23 Lane, English as a
second language classes, Monday
through Wednesday, from 5:30
until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until

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Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in a
school setting. Child Find provides
free screenings on speech and lan-
guage, development, vision, and
hearing. For information, contact
Debbie Wagner at (800) 358-8525.

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900 Numbers 160

Has openings.
Call (863)467-7295
; .Reg# R150K0003

!CELL PHONE: Boost Type,
iGrey 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
LOST: YORKIE in SE section.

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

Scrapbook Workshop
Whether you're an experi-
enced scrapbooker looking
for fresh ideas or a first-timer
with a shoe box of pho-
tographs to organize and pre-
serve, this 223-page guide-
book is for you.
A practical guide to mak-
ing memory albums, the book
includes more than 30 full-
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Scrapbook Workshop
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male, 1 year old,. Med. brown
w/little white on chest. 5/28,
Platts Bluff (863)467-1169
vic of Treasure Island 27th
St. Ans to Andy, Okeechobee
TERRIER, Small, Black, Male,
Very heavy w/heart condition.
Needs medicine. Lost in vic.
Larson Dairy. (863)697-1788,

CAT, 3 years old, female, tortie
calico, declawed & spayed.
Must be kept indoors.
DOGS, Mixed, black male &
brown female.
to anyone who can't afford to
buy them. Call Becky @
FREE DIRT- You dig & haul
away. Call 863-635-2980
GUINEA PIGS (2) females with
cage. FREE to good home
(561)261-2702 Belle Glade
KITTENS: Free to good
:homes. 9 wks. old. Litter
trained. Cutest You Ever Sawl
(863)467-8548 Iv. msg.
KITTENS, Free to good homes
only. (863)357-3878
CHAIR, Matching, Stuffed.
Free, You haul.
en Retriever Puppies: Free to
good home, (863)447-5305
PARAKEETS, 2 males.
sweet, pretty, nearly hse
broke, will make great pet, to
good home only

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readers hove more funI

Employment -
SMedical 210
Employment -
ParTime 215
Employment 2
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401 K.
Also taking apple's for Helpers
Available must have a 2 or 4
year degree in accounting or
related field, good computer
and communication skills a
plus, Benefits Available.
Fax resume to:
(863)763-6169 or Apply at:
Sy frett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
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
For Water/Waste Water
Treatment Plant construc-
tion. Will be in charge of
total project Including
supervision of subcontrac-
tors and vendors. Must have
experience related to Wa-
ter/Waste Water treatment
plant construction. Excellent
written & verbal communi-
cation skills. Opportunity is
located in S. lorida 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
Experienced Feed
Wagon Operator
needed for large dairy
farm for afternoon shift.
Call 863-763-2279
9:00 a.m. to Noon. DFWP
Class A or B required.

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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
Location: BARN 8 Is hidring a
Includes Various maintenance
jobs. Knowledge of plumbing
& small electric motors req'd.
Apply in person, Call Travis
863-634-0102 or email
Base Pay/Gen. commission w/
unlimited potential, Retirement,
401 K, Group insurance. No
exp. necessary. We will train.
EOE.M-F 863-634-8085

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Scrapers, Loaders,
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Okeechobee Counties.
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to
JANITORIAL 5 days/week
(40 hrs). Bkgrd ck, drug free
workplace. (863)467-6677 -
speak to Homer or Vivian.
Immediate Position Available
for busy Okeechobee Law Firm
Fax resume: 863-467-1100
at Feed Mill. Experience on
Semi Tractor Trailers a
benefit; Benefits avail.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St.,
Okeechobee (863)763-5586

F Southeast Milk Dairy Co-op "
I Dispatch position 11 pm-8am
Experience preferred. Will train energetic, detail
oriented person. Start at 25K-30K. Annual
Increase, Paid Vacation, Christmas Bonus, &
I Holidays. 401K, Profit Sharing & Medical. I
IApplications & Interviews
i Monday- Friday 7:30am to 5pm
9400 SE 126th Blvd, Okeechobee.
* Call David/Mike @ 800-598-6533 ,
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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


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Benefits Available.
Apply at

Walpole Feed &

2595 NW 8th Street

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

Entegra Roof Tile Corporation
Needs 6 capable and talented individuals to help
with the installation and start up of 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:
Entegra Roof Tile
1289 NE 9th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
RE: Installation and Startup Role
or by E-mail to

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


Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Shop from a gift catalog Get a quick response to
that's updated regulaly: any Item you may be sell-
the classified. Inn with a classified ad.

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Class A License
w/ Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits,
Retirement, Vacation &
Bonus Programs

Must rave Class A CDL
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8tn Street


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment Ihat is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises ol
guaranteed income Irom
work-at-home programs if
it sounds Ioo good to be
true,. chances are that it is.
If you nave questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise Ihat
before responding or send-
ing money ahead ol time,
you check with the Belier
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra ,haige, as well as
long distance toll cosIs. We
will do our best to alerl our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

When you want something
sold, advertise In the

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InMuratid 430-.
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Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
Reasonable Rates.

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

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

Pressure Washing &
.Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to SCHWIN BICYCLE 155-26,
Mobile Homes & more. like new, asking $700.
No jobto big orsmall. Free (863)467- 5756.
estimates. 863-467-2917 63467-5756.
Lic. # 2349 &# 5698 'ui

I [Sized From 6x8, 20x36
Slarting at $1,115 00
Air Conditioners 505 8' GARAGE DOOR. SIDE
Apja 515 VENT $4,425.00
Sizes From 12x21. 60x2DO
Starting at $2,395 00
can] 'WITH 2 WiNDOWS
Cloi $6,805.00
Colnitampe- 5 CARPORTS
C0al etiblu .. 5 3 Starting at $795.00
Computer Aideo 50- Sizes From.12,21 0,200
Crafet/Suptples 585 (863)314-0999
Cruises -590 -
DIrpse, Unne & Fabris 595. 6
Fireplace F 6lixtirerO0, r
Furs s 6015 PANELS- 9 ew 4W v38"L
Health & Reduaign 3" Insulalion. t2000 for all
Equipment 20 will sell sep (8631763-5011
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625 HOUSE WRAP, 1 lull roll, paId
Household Items 630 $100 ask-ing $50
Jewelry 635 18631983-7625 leave mes-
Lamps/Lights 640 sage
Luggage 645 WINDOWS (4), Hall roundi;
Medical Items 650 while. never used. .$100
Miscellaneous 655 18.631983-7625 leave mes-
Musical Instruments 660 s3ge
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670 BLOW UP RACE CAR- 992
Photography 675 Rusly Wallace Mlillr ,i25
Plumbing Supplies 680 8631675,-1033 Ltjve ries-
Pools & Supplies 685 sige L Belle
Satellite 695 COLLECTION: Appr,;. 44 dr
Sewing Machines 700 old. Rare laems .610 0j iior
Sporting Good 705 tiesl Ouer. 863-824- 35
Stereo Equipment 710
Television radioo 715
Tickets 720 m I0
Tools 725
Toys A Games 730 COMPAO PASARIO. Windows
VCRs 735 98 JuC I ipg rad JNew CD
Wanted to Buy 740 uriner. el i ,.5
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
AWboards, $75 (863)902-0257

A/C, 31/ ton, asking $300 or
best offer. (863)675-2598 QUILT & 2 Shams, Full/.
lv. msg. Size. Martha Steward, Wed-
AIR CONDITIONERS (3) 5,0oo ding Ring Deslgn. Brand new
BTU'S, Window Style. Newly In bag. $35 (863)467-0670
services. $135 for all, will
sep. (561)676-0427 Furnjt jjjye1
WINDOW UNITS (2), Amana BAR L-shaped w/2 barstools.
5,000 btu, $60 or will separ- Wood & leather 44" high 22'
-ate. (863)655-0030 wide, 7' and 5' lengths. $150
(863)612.9233 LaBelle -
BDRM SUITE: Lighted Full/Qu,
WASHER, Maytag, Early headboard, long dresser w/
1920's, as enne works light & mirror armoire & night
great $6a0 (863467-432 tand, $350 (663)467-9942
BED: Queen Size w/Mattress,
Box S ring & Headboard.
$25 (8 3)763-8085
RANGE- Whirlpool, electric BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
self cleaning, $100 or best pc. w/ Queen Sealy Posture-
offer (863)675-0969 pedic Mattress. Antique Beige
LaBelle Color. $1000. (863)763-9410
REFRIGERATOR, Electric/pro- COMPUTER DESK, Large, $40
pane, 6 cu. ft., new. Get (863)467-2366
ready for hurricanes. $750
(239)297-4006 COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. '$125. LeBelle
REFRIGERATOR, Good for soft 239-822-5955
drinks. $50 (863)763-1370 DRESSER W/MIRROR (6)
REFRIGERATOR-W/ice mak- drawer w/matching (4) drawer
er, good condition, $100 chest. $150 Call
(8863)517-1974 La Belle 863-675-4557 after 5:30PM
A lnEND TABLE SET, 3 pc., $75.
(863)357-0223 after 6pm
FOLDING COT, 39" Wide, 4"
GE STOVE HOOD- With lights mattress. Can be seen on
& fan. New in Box. $100. Google-www.werscocot #39
(863)946-3570 supra. $100. (863)467-1176
CHAIRS- brand new, $1125
Lawntems 0522 I (863)467-5756
SHED- Wolly, 10'x12', $4K RECLINER, Lazy Boy. $25
new. Includes Extras. Asking (239)394-7005
$2475. (863)634-5753 ROCKING CHAIR, w/ matching
Okeechobee. footstool. $35 Labelle
STORAGE SHED- 8'x12',Some (239)822-5955
storm damage. You haul. SOFA BED, Good condition.
$500. (561)714-9827 $75 (239)394-7005

Recliners. Great condition,
Paid $1500 sell for $600.
w/full bed at 1 end
dcliner @ the other end. $250
or best offer. (863)467-9942.
Sleigh Bed, twin, solid wood;
whitewash, w/mattresses,
$300. (863)634-5943
"mauve floral, exc cond,
Buckhead Ridge area, $125
neg (863)357-6113
blue/beige, under wart,, 2 side
tbls, 1 coffee -Must See-
$1200 (305) 345- 6741
SOFA 0, CHAIR, 41 ", OTTO-
MAN, 34", 2 end tables,
25"x24" & 2 lamps, $700 or
best offeif (863)467-8494
good condition, $300

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

old. $650 (863)634-5943
ance, 6.0, like new $300
TREADMILL Lifestyler 8 OES,
1.5 HP, 0-8 pri Liep control,
auto incline, heart monitor.
$300 neg. Call 863-357-2549

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

OPAL, 3 carat, exc. fire set in
14 kt., yellow gold, worn 2x,
p iei. i 'in iii, $750.
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WATCH, Gold & Sterling Sil-
ver: Ladles. Clips on wrist.
Made by New Mexico Indians.
$150. neg. (863)357-2233

BEER MEISER: kenmore
Brand Holds /s2 Keg, Black.
Budweiser on tap. $400
w/Keg. (863)467-5616
Great for on sIte office, Win-
dow A/C, Good condition,
Asking $2500, (410)476-3037
$100 for all or will sell separ-
ate (863)697-1168 Okee-

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

Rare, sweet & bonded. 8
mths. Cage/nesting box incl.
$1200/pair. (863)673-4716
DOG CARRIERS- 2 small, $30
will sell separate
DOVES- various colors $10
each. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm. LaBelle area.
ER MIX: Female, Approx. 1
yr. old. $100.
PARROTS: Breeding Parrots
(Variety) & Baby parrots. Blue
ront & Orange Wing Amazons
goat- $100 (863)675-0247

PET SHEEP- Baby. 6 months
old. $100 (863)675-0247.
PIT & H .i .11. l PiPS. allI
i-i l ri. : 'rI ] rd i le 30 v Ia,

nose. Ready on 6/12. Parents
on premises. $200 each.
(863)763-3776 or 697-6118
pair, $50 or will separate.
(863)675-4981 LaBelle area
$150 each. (863)763-2668
SHITZU, Male, Pure bred
w/papers. 1 yr, old. House-
broken, Beautiful. Must. sell,
$200, (863)763-7431
to good home only? 6 wks,,
litter trained, 4 left, kid
friendly, (863)447-0390
ZEBRA FINCH, (2), cage
available, $20.

40 gallon, fast recycle: $35.

Vinyl. Like new. Extra acces-
sories + chemicals. $150.
(8630357 2472

ment size. Like new w/pucks
& handles & cover. $500.
POOL TABLE: Standard size,
"Mizerak" Brand new w/all ac-
cessories. $250.
Boi.ted Sa e 3 E. :ellent con-
,lhiii' 1,0 i ,763)6 -1997

makes you a more informed
ned Inteesting person No
wonde newspaper readers
are more sumessfull

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

Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2, hp,
$195 for both, will sep,
ARM SAW Sears radial, $75,
(863)675-2598 v. msg
GENERATOR, 1350, runs
good, four 110 outlets. $200
or best offer. (863)697-9704
new. Never used. Value $4350
Now $2500. (863)675-4079

tion size. $40 (863)655-0030
XBOX, with games, good con-
dition. $100 (863)634-8118

Buying a car? Look In the
classllieds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-

FORD PICKUP, V8, '83-'88,
standard trans., condition
does not matter.
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Mislcellaneous 815.
Farm Produce B20
Farm Services.
Offered 8- 825.
Farm Supp9iea/ '
Services Wanted 830,
Fertilizer 835
Horses -- 840
Supplies B845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

Appaloosa Gelding, 12 yrs.
old, 14 hands, white w/leop-
ard spots, easy keeper, good
on trails :
tered. $1000. Call for more
info. (863)673-1567
Registered. $2000. for both,
will sep. Call for more info.
mos., old, very gentle, no bad
habits, halter & lead broken, all
shots. $1000 (863)673-0065
CHEROKEE, 13 yr. reg. spot-
ted saddle horse, all vaccina-
tions, negative coggins, gentle,
$1500. (863)467-4049
curry. coggins, shots current,
NOT begginer's/childs horse.
Trailers/ties. (772)201-7633
MARE 8yrs old trail broke,
rides English & Western,
5.unrd bjy coii:'r $2000
(863)j 509-3446
';ii o d horre iie; $65
863176136336 Olec,:rioee
SORREL 1YR.- ril. pjiri Cull
'iujil ( 'i Din Fcir Ca-m.n t. 1
-and T8.,Nn:e riunter.'luniner.
f1200 i0 72201-7633
SORREL GELDING, 2 yrs. old,
$1000. (863)673-0065
SORREL MARE, 8 yrs. old,
r$1200. (863)673-0065
gelding, $200
Welch Pony, 4 yrs. old, 11
hands high, also mini horse,
28" high, $1550.
YOUTH SADDLE- asking $400
or best offer (863)902-8883

EDGER: Brand new, Gas pow-
ered. Only used 1 time. $100.
John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good condition. New $350,
Now $50. (772)971-9474
LAWN MOWER,'Craftsman,
LT 2000, 181/2hp, 42", Bought
5/05, Used 6 hrs. $900 or golf
carttrade. (863)467-4735
LAWN MOWER-Snapper 42"
ZTR Yard Cruiser. $375
LEAF BLOWER- Hand held,
excellent cond. $40.
the ground. 2 Tin Bushel Ca-
pacity Bin Composter. Framed.
$300 (863)467-1891
MOWER, 4', good gear box,
pto shaft, 3 point hook up,
needs deck & blades. $1,00
neg. (863)697-9704
asking $150 (863)357-5754
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 20",
with bagger, good condition,
$75 (863)467-0085
30", 14 hp, runs good, older
model, $150 (863)467-0085
RIDING MOWER, 4 yrs. old,
runs good, headlights $300
or best offer (863)674-1409

Pulleis ready to lay.
(863)675 0273..


lesortn property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044

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

Brand New 3BR/2BA in Dixie
Ranch Estates. Private, quiet,
includes washer & dryer, lawn
& water system maintenance.
$1100/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. (561)723-0661.

CBS 2BR 2BA, W/D, Patio,
Boat Launch, Private Lagoon
on Rim Canal. $1700 mo. +
sec. 1 yr. lease 561-346-4646
House for Lease, 3BR/2BA,
$1100 mo., 1st, last & se-
curity. References required,
No Pets. (863)763-6541
In Town, 3BR/2BA, Jacuzzi
rm., screened In porch, no
dogs, non-smkg. env.,
$2000 mo., 1st, last & sec,
plex. $850 mo. Call David @
Pritchards GMAC Real Estate.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs Call Barry 772-216-1461:

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

OKEE. -2/2, internet, cable, furn, exc
location, no-pets, no kids, Profes-
sional, single, clean, $500/mo .+
util. (863)610-1939 or

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

AIR BOAT HULL, Fiberglass
w/good polymer. & home
made tandem axle trailer.
t000 neg (863)227-2954

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property- Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms'- Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
And SiSll 1040

Waterfront Property 1080

BUCKHEAD RIDGE- 2 unit du-
plex, boat house w/llft, wa-
terfront property, many
extras, (863)357-3882
lot. New appl's, gar, fenced
yard. Great house in quiet
area, near schools/park
$155k Call John
(561) 541-0055
new! 3 BR, 2BA, 2 Garage,
approx 21 00sq ft, French
doors, tile, wood cabinets,.
split bedrooms, hurricane
shutters..(2) Avail.
Asking $219,900.
Call: Real Pro 800-700-7242
or 561-202-5911

Ft. Pierce Gardens: 1.25 acre
lot. 186' x 280', 1 ml. west of
turn pike. Hard roads, Horses
Welcome. Great neighborhood.
2540 Jernigan Rd. Asking
$150,000. (772)464-2069

Mobile Homes

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

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OKEECHOBEE- lot for rent in
NW section, close to Semi-
nole Elem. Call

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

Treasure Island, 2BR/1.5BA,
on water, lake access, $750
mo. incl. util. & yard maint.,
1st & last, $500 sec. dep.


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motor ycles 3030
Sport VehlcI,/ATVs 3035j

AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenental + 2 extra.
motors & hub Like new Wood
prop $3500.863-673-1963
BASS TRACKER- 94, 18' Pro,
75 hp Mercury. Trailer,
$3900. (239)633-7173.

Pbic Notice

IPb ic o ice

Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Okeechobee County:.
Smith Ranch & Grove LLC (Smith Ranch Mine) 795 12th Ave SW, Vero Beach, FL
32962, has submitted Applicaton 060417-6 for a Water Use Permit to dewater
on undeveloped lands. The-water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer
and the project Is located In Sections 10,15, Township 35 South, Range 36 East.
Triple S Ranch Inc (Triple S Ranch) PO Box 1136, Ft Pierce, FL 34954, has submit-
ted Application 060419-4 for a Water Use Permit to dewater on undeveloped
lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table Aquifer and the project
Is located In Section 15, Township 35 South, Range 36 East.
Sierra Management Inc (Jim Williams) 2624 Deer Run Troll, Loxahatchee, FL
33470, has submitted Application 06516-22'for a Water Use Permit to Irrigate
35 acres of agricultural lands, The water will be withdrawn from the Floridan Aq-
uifer and the project Is located In Section 19, Township 34 South, Range 34 East,
Rosario Nunez (Agro Palms Inc) 19501 SW 53rd St, Miramar, FL 33029, has sub-
mitted Application 060518-26 for a Water Use Permit to Irrigate 18 acres of ari-
cultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from an onstie lake and the project is
located In Section 7, Township 16 South, Range 36 East.
Lake Okeechobee Estates LLC (Lake Okeechobee Estates) 909 SW 6th Court, Cape
Coral, FL 33991, has submitted Application 060501-25 for an Environmental Re-
'source Permit for 473.67 acres of residential lands. The water will be discharged
to a master system and the project Is located in Section 13, Township 35 South,
Range 33 East.
Framar Enterprises Inc (Traliview Ranches) PO Box 536, Okeechobee, FL 34972,
has submited.Applicatlon 060518-12 for an Environmental Resource Permit for
130 acres of residential lands. The water will be discharged to Lake Okeechobee
and the project is located In Section 3, Township 37 South, Range 36 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Environ-
mental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680,
but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
From the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested In order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
reviewing the staff report. -
1418740 N6/15/06

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice of its prep-
aration of a draft permit for Milking R. Dairy, to be Issued to Milking R. Inc. The
proposed permit authorizes operation of the waste management system In accor-
dance with an approved Comprehensive Nutrient Managemeant Plan. The. permit
allows a herd increase from 700 to 1,200 milk cows, with the addition of two new
confinement barns. The permit will also provide coverage under the National Pol-
lutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), as delegated to the state by the
U;S. Environmental Protection Agency. The dairy is located at 6300 Highway 98
North. Okeechobee, Florida 34972.
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Pursuant to Section 287 056, Florida Statutes, the State of Florida's Consultants
Competitive Negotiations Act, and the State Requremente tfor EdUcational Fa

ilusin ties (SREF) tie Ditrct Board of l strutee of I ndian Rivr Communty Collg
will consider i contragteng of a CONSTRUCTION fMANAGER (CM) for providing
nstprofessional sers for c th following conotruhe Constr on Man State-
3209 V 222a Avenue, BuildiTH AVENUEg Room 233,EE Fort PBEE. F lorda 343472
The project will consist of requesttobycalngtheFactes
Working wihthe prolnt architect I Poise, 1.olding value englneer-
ng, tha oevelopma OT a a uaranteedMaxTmimrtce (BMP), axn constrlction
BusiCC neservs entities Intrested n providing constaty n thmansgement services to Indian
Rijever Communitory College (IRCC) are hereby notified thanst their Statement of
ualfications for rovidnthe required services ust be received the deadline
:f 2:90 p.m. locatime Tursdav June 22.2O006 In the IRCC Fanilites Planning
5fice at 3209 Viralnla Avenue Butldlna "S" Room 233 Fort Pierce Florida

Instructions for completion and submission of the Construction Management State-
ment of Qualifications may be obtained at the IRCC Facilities Planning Office,
3209 Virginia Avenue, Building "S", Room 233, Fort Pierce, Rorida 34981-5596;
or preferred to e-mail your request to. ;lve; or by calling the Facilities
Office at 772-462-7360.......... ... . .. .

IROC reserves the right to waive any informality In the selection process and to re-
ject any or all Statements of Quallfications.
138637ON 6/1,8,15/06 -

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 trlr free w/purchase
$2,000 neg, 954-954-3401
140 Johnson Outboard, bi-
mini top, good trlr., Must
Sell, $2500. (863)612-1648
Twin 85hp, 60 mph. Includes
trailer. $5000 or best offer.
JOHN BOAT, 14' aluminum,
with galvanized trailer. $650
(863)675-6214 after 6 pm
JOHN BOAT-11' Fiberglass V-
haul, new paint, trailer. $500
or best offer 863-673-0919
OUTBOARD,100 lOOhp Johnson,
real good shape. $1500 or
best offer. (863)467-5725
PONTOON BOAT, 1991, 20 Ft.,
Aluminum. New trailer & Car-
et. Overhauled motor. $4000.
SKIMMER- Needs little work.
New Magic Tilt trailer. $1500,
Must sell 863.634.2139
CLOSURE- fits 20' boat, was
$2000 will take $700 or best
offer (863)763-5011
SAILBOAT, 24 Ft. on cradle.
Shallow draft, Exc. project for
river. Must move! $300 neg.
863-612-9233 LaBelle
SEA KAYAK, Seda Glider,
lightweight kevlar, brand new.
Half-price at $1500

Limited Edtion, exc. cond.,
$10,000 firm.
Holiday Rambler, '82, 35'
long, encl. porch, in very
nice park on canal, $2500 or
best offer. (863)634-8343-
5th Wheel, Exc. cond. Very
clean, $4500 863-763-7727
or 772-263-1803

0/B MOTOR 6 hp, Johnson
'77 model 6R77M w/plastic 5
gal tank & hose, $250. Call

BOAT MOTOR: 225 Mercury
Optimax w/25" Shaft. Warranty
il 4/2008. All controls, cables
& harness. Hydraulic steering.
151 hours. $7500
BOAT TRAILER: 2003 Alumi-
num, Tandem Axel. $1100 or
best offer. (863)634-0392
rine 2 way, $125
OUTBOARD, 115hp Evinrude,
v4, power trim & tilt, stainless
steel prop, full control. Fresh-
water. $1300 (863)236-0100
KOTA ENDURA 30 lb. Thrust
w/battery $50.

BMW K75 RT '92- 70K miles,
paid $3500 asking $2500 firm
(863)634-9620 Okee area
Road King Classic, 25,800
miles, custom paint, chrome
front end, alarm, too many
extras to list, $13,50
HONDA QL 1100 1985, Runs
great, $1800 or best offer.
863.610.0644 or
cond. $15,000 invested,
asking $10,000.
YAMAHA 2002 VSTAR 1100,
2k, many extras. $5800
YAMAHA '05, VSTAR650, Ac-
tual miles 1. Red/silver. Lots of
chrome, saddle bags & wind-
shield not installed. $6000 or
best offer. (863)763-2053

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

TRAILER: 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.

Okeechobee News, Thursday, June 15, 2006 11



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

Vintage edition. Dark metallic
silver, beige interior. Faux con-
* vertible top. Vogue tires. New
battery/brakes. Florida car. All
ihe bells & whistles. Low mile-
age. Exc. cond. $8900 best of-
fer. (863)467-4811 Okee
door. $3000 or best offer.
Cadillac Deville, '92,
looks/runs good, interior per-
fect, leak in trans. line,
$1200 neg. (309)472-1561

CAMARO Z28 80- auto, all
original, nice restoration pro-
ject, $1700 neg.
(863)634-6601 Ive msg.
CAMARO Z28 '84 no motor/
trans. Good project. $300
w/title. 863-467-5401 or
772- 359-2923.
T-Tops, V8 w/Edelbrock carb.
/Intake. New CD. Looks/Runs
great. $2500.772)971-9474
Chevy Camaro Z28, '84, no
motor, no trans., have title,
$ 3 0 0 .
CHEVY CAVALIER, '90, 4 dr.,
light gray, $900.
(863)674-0670 after 59pm
1993, Runs good. $1300.
CHEVY NOVA '76, Runs good.
Needs minor body work.
$1500 Neg. (239)503-5131
Ask for Ramon, after 5:30pm
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
roon, looks/runs good, low
mileage. $2500 neg. Call
after 6pm. (863) 635-3929

HONDA RANCHER 2005, 4x4,
Automatic 4 Wheeler w/low
hours. $4300. 561-722-7140
Okeechobee Area.
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $250.
(239) 657-4348.
V8, auto., low miles. $2500
light blue, w/white top, dark
blue int., runs'good, $1000
neg. (863)674-1409
MERCEDES BENZ '99, 4 cyl.,
4.3 L Super Charge. 5 spd.,
Auto. trans. Fully Loaded. 76K.
$9500 (863)763-4541
MERCEDES SLC '79- Silver,
new a/c, alt, belts. Runs, good
trans., 196k, hit on pass. side
dr. $600. (305)668-7785
Runs great. A/C, Stereo.
$1900. (863)983-5597
NISSAN STANZA, '90, needs
transmission, 38k mi. on en-
gine, asking $1000 or best
offer. (863)467-8494
OLDS CIERRA '94, Runs good,
just hit 100k, 2nd owner, Qon
smoker, lots of extras. Must
see. $1500 (863)634-6636

OLDS CUTLASS, '69, 350
Rocket, runs good, needs
paint job & trim, $2000 neg.
PLYMOUTH NEON '99, 5 spd.
Great car, great on gas. $1500
863)634-3386 or
863) 34-8672
Needs front nose. Runs great.
$1000 or best offer.
TOYOTA CELICA 1987, $700
Runs great. Stick shift. Great
on gas. A/C. Stereo.
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classifieds

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

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

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

BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $50
WINDOWS- burgundy, all in-
tact, off '98 Toyota Tacoma,
$250 (443)205-0955
COMM'L TOPPER- w/shelving,
full rear doors, fits 88:98 full
sz. Chevy 8'. Bed great cond.
$800 neg. (772)-370-5709
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
Focus $75 call after 5pm
FRONT END, for CJ5 Jeep,
with locking hubs'. $50
Third Seat, brand'new, for '99
Ford Expedition, $200.

TIRES, 275/45, 206Y Eagles,
w/20" chrome rims & spin-
ners, exc. cond., $1500 firm.
(863)763-6369 bet. 6-9 pm
TIRES- (4) 285/75R16, Day-
ton Timberline, all terrain,
Good condition $225
Dakota 6 Ft. Bed. $100.
Mustang, 15" cast ten holes.
Tires like new. $200
WINDSHIELD: Fits 1992 Ford
Ranger. $80. or best offer.'

CHEVY '88- 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
sm block, 4spd w/low 1st
gear, $1500 (863)634-5421
Chevy Silverado 1500, '95,
diesel, 4 whl. dr., $5000.
$1400 (863)843-0156 LaBelle
FORD 3501975 w/tow pack-
age. $1200.
FORD F100 1976, 300, 6-cyl.,
4 spd. w/A/C. Good work
truck. $800 or best offer.

FORD F150 XLT '91, 4x4,
5.8 automatic, runs but
needs work. $1200 or best
offer. (863)467-6143
FORD F250- '85, 4x4, Runs
good. Has Super Swamper
tires, no title, $1000 or best
offer (863)634-0187
runs & looks good, $1200.
GMC S-15 PICK UP 1989,
4x4, 4.3L, V6. Asking $1000.
Must sell by Thursday.
TRUCKS (6) F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors. $1800 or best
offer. (561)633-1371
Shop here lrstl
The classified ads

4x4, V6, Vortex engine, A/C,
Great shape. $2800.
4.0, 2wd, needs cam bearings
& seal. Has new transmission.
$900 (239)768-1015 aft. 5pmr
1991, 62K org. mls. Garage
kept. $2500 or best offer.
(863)675-4079 LaBelle.

JEEP RHD '75- route ready,
rebuilt trans, new rear
brakes, tires, paint, runs
good, $3000

Enclosed. Like new, garage
kept. $1200 Call Doug
Tandem Axel, Enclosed.
$600 for both or best offer.
UTILITY TRAILER, heavy duty,
w/drop gate, brand new
tires, $800. (863)357-1080

AEROSTAR '91- AC, auto, V6,
all power, $4000
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8,
sofa bed, tow pkg., 178k
miles, $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
Cruise, Tilt, 7 passenger, 131K
Very dependable. $2150. neg.
GMC VAN '91- 3/4 ton, has,
some rust, runs & drives
great, real strong work van
tiSO.800 rei (.,.763-4149

Public Notices

Public Notice 5006
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

Public Auction will be hold at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on June 30, 2006, at
9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute
713.781or unpaid towing and storage
charges. Year, make, model and vin
are as follows.
1993 Pontiac Sunblrd
VIN#1 G2JC54H1P7526376
1990 Ford Thunderbird
1992 Chevy S-10Truck
1990 Dodge Caravan
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's.
141889 ON 6/15/21006 ,

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fileds and make your
clean uu a breeze



W." . J

Annual event
Michael Banworth (center) awarded the Saim Walton Community'Scholarships to SyiTia
Robinson (left) and hitney Holmes (right) during Okeechobee High School's Scholar-
ship Night presentations.

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Raulerson Hospital scholarships
Raulerson Hospital scholarships were presented by Brian Melear (far left) and Janis
Stevens (front row far right) to the following Okeechobee High School students (in no
particular order): Heather Bartoe,.Christy Perry, Neivys Trimino-Ochoa, Ashley Ramirez,
Megan Hill, McKenzie Lewandowski, Nancy Olivares, Anna Gilliland, Katelin Johnson
and Lekeetha Ridley. The awards were made during the school's annual Scholarship
Night presentations.

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O.H.S. Scholarship Night
The Raulerson Hospital Medical Staff scholarships were awarded to Erick Raulerson
(left) and Lixsey Venegas (right) by Okeechobee High School principal Gary Kirsch (cen-
ter) during the O.H.S. Scholarship Night presentations.

Submitted to Okeechobee News/Bill Black

Scholarship recipient
Jael Medina-Carrion (middle) received the Indian River Community College David Dun-
woodie Memorial scholarship from Sam Smith (left) and Janine Marchman (right). The
award was made during Okeechobee High School's annual Scholarship Night-presenta-
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Scholarship presentation
The Indian River Community College Chapter of Florida Association of Community Col-
leges scholarship was made to Justin Merriman (center) by Sam Smith (left) and Janine
Marchman (right).

Lonnie Kirsch (left) and Chad Rucks (right) awarded the Rotary Club-Carl T. Durrance
Memorial scholarships to (second from left) Cody Storey and (third from left) Juan Tagle.
The awards were made during Okeechobee High School's Scholarship Night presenta-

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