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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 \\ill be closed for the same
reason.

Pool Re-opens
The pool at the Sports Com-
plex has re-opened. It is open
from May 30 until August 13.
Hours: Mon.-Sal. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Sun. 1-5 p.m. Tues. and Thurs. is
Family Swim Night, 7 9 p.m.
Senior water exercises are Tues.,
Wed. and Fri., 10-10:45 a.m. Call
(.863) 467-7667 for information.

Inside

Renegades
to perform at IRCC
The McAlpin Fine Arts Center
, -. stage is going to-rock and-roll as,
Brad Brock & the Renegades
appear live Friday, June 23, at 8
p m. at the Indian River Commu-
nitN College Main Campus.
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Ghana team upsets
the Czech Republic
(APj Ghana created the
biggest surprise of the World Cup
on Saturday, hours after Portugal
ended its 40-year wait for a spot
in the second round.
The African team stunned the
Czech Republic 2-0, opening up
Group E and giving Ghana a
chance to reach the second
round in its first tournament.
Asarnoah Gyan and Sulley
Muntari each scored.
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Drought Index
Current: 581
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.22 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
15.33 feet
i SOURCE. South
Florida Water Management Dis-
r ct Depth given in feet above
sea level.I

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Storms shape Florida history
By MayAnn Morris
Hurricanes and man's reac-
tion to them have, long
shaped the Kissimmee/,'Okee-
chobee'Everglades watershed.


Hurricanes form and intensify
over oceanic regions. They
require sea-surface temperatures
of at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit
and the influence of the earth's
rotation to start them spinning.
In North America, we call the
storm that results a hurricane. In
other parts of the world, a hurri-
cane is known by other names,
including "typhoon" in the West-
ern North Pacific and "tropical
cyclone" in the Indian Ocean and
the Western South Pacific.
The United States National
Weather Service history is rich
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Before modern technology gave us advance warning of
oncoming storms, death tolls from natural disasters were
much higher. Today, weather sensing technology is at
work day and night to keep the world aware of coming
weather events like hurricanes.
plishment, technological innova- who took advantage of the devel-
lion and community service. opment of aviation and wireless
Telegraph operators of the Army radio communications to the
Signal Service in the 1870s, the highly-educated scientists and
women who joined the ranks of engineers of today who are cou-
the National Weather Service piling radars, satellites, networks
during world War II; from pio-
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Pogy Bill: Frontier lawman


Compiled from the work
of Twila Valentine
by MaryAnn Morris
Editor's note: From 1977 until
her death in 2003. Independent
Newspapers oi Florida was prit.-
ileged to have on staff a superb
writer and historian, Twila
Valentine. Mrs. valentine wrote
much about the history of the
people and places around Lake
Okeechobee and about the lake
itself. Together with Okee.
chobee's Betty l Wlliamson, pres-
ident of the Okeechobee Histori-
cal Society, she co-authored a
book, now in its second printing,
"Strolling down Country Roads
in Okeechobee." This story
comes from Twila's notes about
Pobg Bill Collins and Albert
Berka.
Pogy Bill Collins arrived in
Okeechobee City sometime
around 1910. The commercial
fishing industry was in its heyday
on Lake Okeechobee.
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accounts report that Pogy Bill had
a unique sense of justice He
would not tolerate innocent par-
ties being victimized in an
unequal struggle.
For example, when a bunch
of drunken fisherman invaded a
bakery in the wee hours one
morning, and proceeded to use
the baker's cans of fruit for target
practice, Pogy Bill arrived on the
scene and demanded that each
of them dig up $25 to cover the
cost of the damages.


One of Pogy Bill's favorite
haunts was The Roughhouse bar,
owned by Mr. Bryanl.
When the bar owner got tired
of the damage done to his estab-
lishment during frequent fights
when the fishermen visited, he
asked the justice of the peace for
help.
The justice of the peace
assured Mr. Bryant he would be
on call the next time that Pogy Bill
cut loose in Mr. Bryant's The
Rough House.
Pogy Bill scoffed at bolts and
bars. He sent word to Judge H. H.
Hancock that he would pick him
up and dump him into Lake
Okeechobee. Many believed he
would do just that. However, the
judge planned otherwise.
After the next incident at The
Rough House, Pogy Bill found
himself under guard in one of the
new railroad boxcars that served
as a makeshift jail.
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of : observing systems and
advanced computers to deliver the
world's best weather and climate
services to our nation. We are not
alone in our observation and con-
cerns aboutweather.
The World Meteorological
Organization (WMO), an agency of
the United Nations (UN) has a
membership of 187 Member States
and Territories. This is a specialized
agency of the UN. As in our own
watershed, weather, climate and
water cycle know no political
boundaries. Globally, international
cooperation is essential to develop
knowledge and benefit from it.
WMO gives the world a common
meeting ground like South Florida
Water Management (SFWMD)
does for our watershed and South
Florida. These organizations play a
unique and powerful role for the
safety and welfare of humanity.
Under their leadership, substantial
contributions are made to protect
life and property against natural dis-
asters, to safeguard the environ-
ment and to enhance the econom-
ic and socialwell-being of society.
The U.S. National Weather Ser-
vice keeps a record of all hurricane
statistics recorded. Some are
remembered for their destruction,
death toll or quirky behavior.
In 2004, Charley, Ivan, Frances
and Jeanne slugged Central Flori-
da, one after the other. But Central
Florida had warning. Before the
world's technological advances,
people had little, if any warning of
coming weather disasters.
The great Hurricane of 1926
ended the economic boom in
South Florida. The death toll is
uncertain. Miami suffered heavy
damage and the town of Moore
Haven was virtually wiped out.
Hundreds of people died there. Just
two years later, in 1928, an even
worse hurricane hit. No reliable
Swind readings exist, but barometric
pressure reported in Palm Beach
made this the fourth strongest hur-
ricane of record in the U.S. The
" worst tragedy was around Lake
Okeechobee, where the hurricane
caused a 6 to 9 foot storm surge in
the lake that flooded lakeshore
towns. Thousands of people died
around the lake.
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the onlyhunicane of record to pro-
duce hurricane-force winds in
Florida, the Mid-Atlantic States, and
New England. The Florida Keys
had 128 i-nph sustained winds and
gusts to 150 mph. Storm surges of
up to 13 feet in the Florida Keys
wiped homes off foundations, as
did 11 foot surges along the south-
west coast of Florida with heavy,
rainfall of six to 12 inches. Donna
was the fifth strongest hurricane of
record to hit the U.S. It was respon-
sible for 50 deaths and $387 million
in damage in the U.S.
Agnes was barely a hurricane at
its 1972 landfall in Florida, but nine
people died in severe thunder-
storms.
In (1992 Andrew} hit Florida as
a Category 4 storm and blasted its
way across South Florida on Aug.,
24, flattening Homestead and
South Miami. Measurements from
Homestead make it the third most
intense hurricane to hit the U.S.
Andrew's peak winds in South
Florida were not measured
because the measuring instru-
ments were destroyed, but an auto-
mated station reported 142 mph
sustained winds with gusts to 169
mph. There was a 17 ft storm surge
near the landfall point. Andrew is
responsible for 23 U.S. deaths and
$25.5 billion in wind damage in
Florida alone.
Ivan in 2004 is noted because its
wandering path and strengthening
and weakening shows just how
unpredictable a hurricane can be. It
moved across the Gulf of Mexico,
making landfall as a major hurri-
cane with sustained winds of near
120 mph near Gulf Shores, Ala. on
Sept. 16&


Weakening as it moved inland,
the storm produced over 100 torna-
does and heavy rains, soaking Flori-
da and the southeastern U. S.
before reaching the Delmarva
Peninsula on Sept. 18.
This would normally be the end
of the story, but Ivan's low drifted
southward again, this time in the
Atlantic, crossed southern Florida,
and re-entered the Gulf of Mexico
and became a tropical storm for
the second time in the central Gulf.
Ivan thankfully weakened before it
made its Final landfall in southwest-
ern Louisiana as a tropical depres-
sion on the Sept. 24. For nearly ten
days, this storm affected some part
of the U.S. with wind, flooding and
death. The death toll along Ivan's
path stands at 92. U.S. damage was
over $14 billion, the third largest
total on record.
Central Florida experienced a
hurricane phenomenon in 2004 -
Four hurricanes in one year.
Charley made landfall north of
Tampa as a Category 4 hurricane
on Aug. 13 with winds at 130 mph.
It passed over Kissimmee on Aug.
14 with winds of 75 mph sustained.
Two weeks later on Sept 5, Hurri-
cane Frances made landfall' at
Hutchinson Island as a Category 2
with winds and moved slowly
westward over Central Florida.
If that weren't enough, Ivan
came back less than two weeks
later, its wind and rains affecting
Central Florida again, as it passed
by. Then Hurricane Jeanne, dump-
ing again on shell-shocked Floridi-
ans, came ashore on Sept 25. The
center of Jeanne's 60-mile-wide
eye crossed Florida at virtually the
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mum winds at landfall are estimat-
ed to be near 120 mph. Jeanne
weakened as it moved across cen-
tral Florida, becoming a tropical
storm during the afternoon of the
26th near Tampa.

A system
under siege
The high winds and heavy rains
that came with the four hurricanes
and other storms of Hurricane Sea-
son 2004 brought close to six feet of
water to the lake. Those same
winds and waves also stirred up the
sediments at the lake's bottom that
normally store excess phosphorus.
The lake water looked like coffee.
The results: Beneficial aquatic
plants, which flourished with low
water levels before, were choked
by cloudy, sediment-laden waters
where sunlight cannot penetrate.
Where plants are threatened, so
are fish and other wildlife, critical
for many lake communities and
economies. Those lake sediments
contain excess phosphorus. Estu-
aries to the east and west were
stressed by water releases from the
overburdened lake and local storm
water runoff. Algae blooms and
declining sea grass beds resulted..,,
The potential immediate threat of
high water during a hurricane.as
well as the stressed ecology of the
lake, mean water levels will need to
remain low, even though releases
add stress to connected rivers and
estuaries.
In early 2006 a report on the
condition of the Herbert Hoover
Dike, that surrounds Lake Okee-
chobee.stated that the 70 year old
earthen berm had sustained wear
and tear from high water levels, the
sloshing water from storm winds
against a design that never consid-
ered holding water at (in some
cases) many feet above the nearby
'land.
Hurricanes nave taken a toll oh
Florida. Only being aware and tak-
ing care will keep people from pay-
ing the ultimate price.
Information for this article
came from the National Hurricane
Center, wwwu,,w.nhc.noaa.gov; and
the librld Meteorological Organi-
zation, www.wmo.ch and South
Florida /Water Management Dis-
trict, www.sfwmd.gov.


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following morning.
Numerous fishermen, armed
and angry, had filled the benches
by the time Pogy Bill appeared.'
Glowering at the. "Statutes of Flori-
da" lying on the judge's table, Pogy
Bill blurted out, "I ain't gonna be
sentenced by no god-damned
Sears, Roebuck catalogue!" That
statement cost him a $25 fine.
Court was adjourned and Pogy
Bill was taken to a stronger jail at
the county seat in Fort Pierce.
Judge H.H. Hancock eventually
sentenced Pogy Bill Collins to 90
days in the Fort Pierce jail near the
end of 1915. He was surprised to
discover that there was substantial
pressure from town citizens for


him to commute the offender's
sentence.

Judge Hancock made the trip to
Fort Pierce to talk to Pogy in jail. To
his surprise, Pogy Bill agreed to give
up fighting and carousing, and to
help enforce the laws he had so
often broken. The judge released
him from jail, and Pogy Bill began a
career in law enforcement.

Pogy Bill was appointed the city
marshall on March 14, 1916. He
held the job for the next two-and-a-
half years. Upon the death of Okee-
chobee County's first sheriff, Smith
Drawdy, in the flu epidemic of
1918, Pogy Bill moved into the sher-
iff's office and remained there for
the next 14 years. He knew all the
tricks of the criminal's trade and all
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News Briefs

Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee.of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to iden-
tify 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 datainput. Businesses outside the
LPA are urged to participate.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritiz-
ing projects that will help the business community direct issues of
concern to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website
www.mainstreetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive
DirectorLydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.


ASR ground-breaking ceremony planned
OKEECHOBEE A ground breaking ceremony for the Lake
Okeechobee Aquifer Storage and Recovery Pilot Project will be
held Thursday, June 29, at 10 a.m. at Scott Driver Park on S.R. 78
W.


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


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Princess visits daycare
Cinderella shows the children how a princess properly kneels and folds her hands as
their picture is taken. The children ranged in ages from 3 through 6 and attend A Child's
World Childcare and Pre-school Center. The children spent the week participating in
special event week activities.


Obituaries


8451 Okeec


Robert J. ioeser T -
All arrange
Robert J. Bloeser, Sr., age 89, of direction an
Okeechobee, died Monday, June Funeral HofT
12, 2006, at Raulerson Hospital. He
was born Sept. 21, 1916, in Dear-
born, Mich.; he relocated to West 'William
Palm Beach in 1949. Mr. Bloeser
has been a resident of Buckhead Conway
Ridge for 11 years. William"
He served in the United States Okeechobee
Navy during WWII; he was former- died Saturda
ly an active member of the Ameri- residence. M
can Legion, the Forty & Eight, and Trafalgar, Ind
the Coast Guard Au\1ilian. He was ents were M
a retired finish carpenter. way. He was
He is preceded in death by: his technician.
wife of 51 years, Marian; daughter, He move
Jean Oliver;.and, brother William. 1980 from
Mr. Bloeser is survived by: his member of
wife, Sylvia; sons, Ronald (Vicki) fist Church,
Bloeser, Sr. of Port St. Lucie, and deacon. He
Robert, Jr. of Sebring. In addition Christian Tea
he :s survi\ ed by daughter. MarTiInT Survived
(Paul) Buxton, of Okeechobee Conway of
There are four grandsons, Ronald
Bloeser, Jr. of Royal Palm Beach, B
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- CO
ford, Abigail Oliver of Orlando,
Rachel Buxton of Newv York City,
and Kathr)Ti Bloesei ofWellington. D
Mr. Bloeser has t\wo great grand-
daughters, Morgan and Dayton
-Buxton of Okeechobee, and one
great grandsr'n, Dean Michael Bux-
ton, also of Okeechobee. T .Bui
Friends may call at The Episco- '$-. Wel
pal Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. _.-
Second St., Okeechobee on Mon- '..:..,
day, June 19, ornom IIa m. until 1
p.m., at which time services will be SERV
conducted.
Interment will follow) at Ever-
green Cemetery.,
In lieu of flowers, memorial D AV/
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box Lu-edl & Iss


hobee, Fla. 34973.
gements are under the
d care of the Buxton
ne and Crematory.

"Bill" M.

Bill" M. Conway, 75, of
e Buckhead Ridge,
y June 17, 2006 at his
r. Conwaywas born in
d. Oct 4, 1930 His par-
lellord and Mary' Con-
s a retired automobile
ed to Okeechobee in
West Palm Beach A
Buckhead Ridge Bap-
where he served as a
was founder of the
mn Trail Bass Tour.
by his wife Virginia
Okeechobee, daughter


Ida Lavonia White of Hypoloxo,
two sons, William Maurice
(Frances) Conway Jr. of Albiabon,
N.Y and Stephen E. Conway of Port
St. Lucie, step-daughter Jenny
(Terry) Jones of Williston and two
step-sons Russell (Mary Beth)
Hearn of Butler, Pa. and Jim Hearn
of Fort White, sister Rose Mary
Giles of Franklin, Ind., brother'
James Floyd Conway of Fruitland,
six grandchildren and three great
grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
Monday, June 19 at 11 a.m. at the
Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church 8
Cypress St. Hunter Rd \xith Pastor
Richard Postell otficiating Intern-
ment will be on Tuesda\ June 20,
2006. at 3 p.m. at Hillcrest Memoniial
Garden W'est in Palm Beach.
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Community Events

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

Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to
be part of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day
parade. To become a part of the committee, call George Robin-
son at (863) 610-0973.

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

Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their resi-
dence, The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-
foot Shearwaler boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI
Suzuki outboard and an aluminum trailer. Tickets can be pur-
chased for $50 each at Eli's Western Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert
Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appliance, Riverside Nation-
al Bank, Quail Creek Plantation and Hospice of, Okeechobee.
Only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Drawing will be held on July 4. For
information, call Theresa Davis at (863) 467-2321.

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

Class of'87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school
reunion for October 2006. Addresses, are needed from all class
members. Please send information via e-mail to:
ohs1987reunion@hotmail.com

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

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





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Upcoming Events

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 pmrn. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 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.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or to
schedule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850
U.S. 98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a busi-
ness meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in
September. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call
MelissaArnold (863) 610-2280.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Beef O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863)
467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okee-
chobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid
Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one 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.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For infor-
mation, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the fellowship hall; 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.} .... ... ... ,, .. .
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Thursday
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.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at
(863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863).763-
5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W,
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet
at 7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863)
763-2893 days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of some-
one that might need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the
One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representa-
tives will be available from 9a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family mem-
ber is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and pro-
vides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.


Community Events

Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold
on brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical infor-
mation. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the
ornaments will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay
McCool, t863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette
Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regi-
na Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.


Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okee-
chobee High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS_97 reunion@yahoo.com.


Community Events

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 Sunday, June 18, at 11 a.m. For information, call
(863) 634-0344.


Church schedules Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host their
vacation Bible school June 19-23 from 6 until 9 p.m. This year's
topic is Arctic Edge, Where Advienture Meets Courage. Classes
will be from age 3 to adult. A class for the deaf will also be avail-
able. Child care for 2 and under will be provided for parents
attending VBS. A kick-off event is scheduled for June 17 from 9
until 11:30 a.m. Registration forms may be downloaded at
www.oakviewbaptist.org, or picked up at the church office. For
information, call (863) 763-1699.


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


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.


Healthy Start offers parenting classes
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering par-
enting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. The classes 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) 462-5877.


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. Parrott 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
appointment, 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.


Fort Drumplans Boot camp
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will hold its
vacation Bible school June 26-30 from 5:30 until 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 youths ages 4 to 12. 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 p.m. at Good Spir-
its, 245 U.S. 441 S.E. Spaghetti dinners will be $5 per plate. There
will also be a live band, karaoke and an auction to help raise
funds for funeral expenses. A trust fund has been set up at Big
Lake National Bank. For information, call April Selph at (863)
447-1141.


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


Reunion planned for '60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center,
4276 U.S. 441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. There
will be a special tribute for Johnny Mack Kinsaul If you are a
member of a class from 1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For
.information, call (863) 763-6464 or (863) 763-8865.


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


June 13, 2006


u couuu ee News/Pree Gaw"a
Best in the state.,
The FFA State Championship from Yearling Middle
School rated first place in meat evaluation and second
place in dairy evaluation. Team members were recog-
nized at the June 13 Okeechobee County School Board
meeting. Team members are, left to right, James Sharp,
seventh grade, Buddy Mills, agriculture teacher and
sponsor, Austin Harvey, eighth grade, and Valerie
McKee, eighth grade. Not pictured: Kelsey Rodriguez,
sixth grade and Lisa Thiboult, eighth grade.


Cows
Breaking $44.00
Cutter $42.00
Canner $35.00

Bulls
1000-1500
$57.00
1500-2000
$63.00

Monday
Calves N
Cows 0
Strs S
Hfrs A
Bulls L
Yrlngs E
Mix
Total 0


Med#1 Steers
150-200
200-250 157-190
250-300 140-165
300-350 139-150
350-400 128-141
400-450 120-132
450-500 114-121


$50.50
$48.00
$41.00

$51.00

$52.00


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1203
368.
19
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71
59
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Hfrs
150-180
139-165
135-145
128-134
112-120
110-116
105-113


550-600 105-113 107-108
600-650 101-105


Med #2 Steers
150-200 150-175
200-250 140-155
250-300 137-155
300-350 128-140
350-400 118-132
400-450 112-120

Small #1
150-200 X
250-300 X
300-350 X


Hfrs
140-150
120-130
120-131
114-125
100-115
96-109


Calf prices are remaining fair-
ly steady. But slaughter cow
prices took a $5 hit. They're
claiming large supply of meat is
the culprit. We will be closed the
week of the July 4 and will
reopen on July 10. Florida
Ranch, Okeechobee topped the
calf market with a high of $2.30
Barry Lewis of Okeechobee,
topped the cow market with a'
high of $50.50.
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Another legislative session is
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can look forward to some good
things happening. The "General
Ag Bill," HB7075, included a
number of other bills together as
amendments that cover a wide
range of areas affecting. the
industry. Citrus canker and
greening were also addressed.
The Ag 'Economic Development
bill, if it survives the veto pen,
could increase the equity pro-
ducers have in their land. Emi-
nent domain issues were met
head on, as was tort reform. One
by one, iere's what happened in
the state capitol over the last few
months that will likely affect the
state's agriculture community,
along with some thoughts from
legislators who were a part of
the process.

S The general
ag bill
The General Agriculture Bill,
HB 7075, became the agricultur-
al "train" for many of the indus-
try's major issues. When it was
finally p-ssed on He -iexl-to,-he.
last day before the end,&l-the
session, it modified at least 10
separate chapters of Florida law
on a wide range of subjects.
Among those subjects is a sales
tax exemption for electricity
used directly and exclusively for
production or processing of agri-
cultural products on the farm
Representative Dwvight Stansel,
vice-chair of the House Agricul-
ture Cormittee \\as pleased to
see that amendment included.
"It's im portant. I think that \ill
affect a lot of people, especially
those %ho- are bordeline prof-
ilable iight no\\," he said.
This section of the bill was
originally SB1646/HB743, spon-
sored by Senator Jeff Atwater
and Representative Marly
Bowyen, before being added to
this bill as an amendment
Another section of the General
Ag Bill pro% ides that agricultural
equipment located on agricul-
tural property and no longer
usable for its intended purpose
shall be assessed at its salvage
\alue for purposes of advalorem
propertN taxation. It was origi-
nally SB1074 HB357, sponsored
by Senator Rod Smith and Rep-
resentative Ralph Poppell, but
wasadded to the General Ag Bill
as ai'amendment.
Rep. Ralph Poppell says the.
amendment providing that agri-
cultural equipment that's no
longer usable be taxed at salvage
rate is a clarification establishing
that equipment's just value.
"It's a clarification as much as
anything,", said Poppell, who
chaired the House Agriculture
Committee. "A lot of times, peo-
ple have virtually junk equip-
ment sitting around, and there's
never been any real clarification
about what property appraisers
can or should do with it. So if
they tax it at all, they usually
wind up taxing it at a much high-
. er level than what the piece of
equipment is actually worth.'
-. What this does is establish a just
value of no greater than sal-
vage," he said.
HB 7075 also includes several
clarifications to the state's Total
Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)
law and provides a presumption
of compliance with state water
quality standards for research
projects funded by Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection, the Florida Depart-
ment of. Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services (FDACS), or a
water management district if the
project is designed to develop or
demonstrate interim measures
or Best Management Practices
(farming methods designed to


prevent pollution).
"I believe funding of this pro-
gram (the Ag Disaster Loan Pro-
gram) is critical. We saw this
during Hurricane Wilma in
Southwest Florida in 2005,"
Florida State Rep. Denise Grims-
ley.
On the hurricane front, it
revises the Agricultural Disaster
Loan Program to allow funds to
be used for debris removal and
other purposes, revises the eligi-
bility requirements, and increas-
es the upper limit for loans. This
section was originally
SB2712/HB1475, sponsored by
Senator Dave Aronberg and Rep-
resentative Denise Grimsley, but
was added to the General Ag Bill
as an amendment. It's not ready
to roll, however. "While we
were successful in passing the-
substantive changes, we were
not successful in funding the


program," Representative Grim-
sley told FFVA. She said she has
begun the process of requesting
funding for the program next
year. "I believe funding of this
program is critical. We saw this
during Hurricane Wilma in
Southwest Florida in 2005," she
said.
Other sections of the bill
include the go-ahead for the
PDACS to develop a "Farm to
Fuel Initiative" to promote the
production and distribution of
renewable energy from Florida
grown crops and agricultural
wastes, and a provision that the
Florida Department of Citrus,
FDACS or their successors may
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limited amount of space.
As a sofa, the unit mea-
sures 86 inches long by 33
inches tall by 36 inches deep.
As a bed, it measures 86
inches long by 54 inches
wide by 21 inches tall.
Futon Sofabed plan
(No. 850)... $9.95
Futon Sofabeds Package
2 plans incl. 850
(No. C86)... $16.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, 15241 Stagg St.,
Van Nuys, CA 91405.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.comrn
Money Back Guarantee


JACK RUSSELL TERRIER, Fe-
male, 1 year old, Med brown
w/little white on cnest 5/28,
Platts Bluff (863)467-1169..
LG BLUE & GOLD MACAW-
vie of Treasure Island 27th
St. Arns to Andy, Okeecnobee
(863)634-5914
RED NOSE PIT- M-4 mos old,
while stripe on face.'while
paws. vic of Palm Mobile
Home PK (863)302-1807
TERRIER, Small, Black, Male.
Very heavy w/nean condition
Neeos medicine LOSt in vic
Larson Dairy. (863)697-1788

READING A
NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU
UNDERSTAND
THE WORLD
AROUNDYOU.


CAT, 3 years old, female, tortie
calico, declawed & spayed.
Must be kept Indoors.
(863)763-8318/532-0680
DOGS, Mixed, black male &
brown female.
(863)517-1772
FREE DIRT- You dig & haul
away. Call 863-635-2980
GUINEA PIGS (2). females with
cage. FREE to good home
(561)261-2702 Belle Glade
KITTENS: Free to good
homes. 9 wks. old. Litter
trained. Cutest You Ever Saw!
(863)467-8548 Iv. msg.
KITTENS, Free to good homes
only. (863)357-3878
LOVESEAT & RECLINER
CHAIR, Matching, Stuffed.
Free, You haul.
(863)763-3326
MINIATURE PINSCHER/Gold-
en Retriever Puppies: Free to
good home. (863)447-5305
PARAKEETS, 2 males.
(863)517-1772
SMALL FEMALE DOG, Spad-
ed, all shots & Male kitten,
neutered. all shots, Call
863-357-0223 aft. 6pm


Emp oymell



E T nt 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Ep me2nt 15
Employment
Wanted nt. 220
Job Information 225
Job Iai g. 227
Sales 230



A/C SERVICE TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3 yrs. e-.p
Depenable, Clean DL. DFW.
Good pay, Benefits, 401K
Also taking apples for Helpers
(863)763-8391
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:
Heavy Equipment/
Tractor Mechanic w/own.tools.
Good pay w/benefits. Drug
Free w/Clean Driving Record.
.Call Dennis (863)634-3280
ACCOUNTING POSITION
Available must have a 2 or 4
year degree in accounting or
related field, good computer
and communication skills a
plus, Benefits Available.
Fax resume to:
(863)763-6169 or Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee.
CONSTRUCTION FIELD TECH
Requires basic survey
knowledge and computer
skills, able to learn GPS
system. Must be energetic &
motivated. Competitive pay
plus benefits. (800)537-3031
Fax (561)799-5650
CONSTRUCTION!
SUPERINTENDENT
For Water/Waste Water
Treatment Plant construc-
tion. Will be in charge of
total project including
supervision of subcontrac-
tors and vendors. Must have
experience related to Wa-
ter/Waste Water treatment
plant construction. Excellent
written & verbal communi-
cation skills. Opportunity is
located in S. Flodda 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
When you wont something
sold, advertise In the
cnasstflds.


Emlymn
Ful Tie I'l


Emlymn
Full Tim


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

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobc Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 447 ';.rth'

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


CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779

DIRECTOR OF
WATER
/WASTEWATER
Must be Registered
as a State of FL
Professional engi-
neer wla 4-yr engi-
neering degree, 10-
yrs. engineering &
supervisory exp. in
planning, design,
operation & maint.
of a water & waste-
water utilities sys-
tem is req'd. $104K-
$125K. Exc. bene-
fits. Complete appli-
cation on line at
www.fpua.com
FORT PIERCE
UTILITIES
AUTHORITY
500 Boston.Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
EOE DFWP

ELECTRICIAN:
Journeymen,
-Mechanic's, Helpers.
Only serious self-
motivated need
apply. Must have
good driving record.
Weekly travel req'd
in FL. Paid travel time,
overtime. Per diem,
DFWR Benefits,
401k, Pd Hol. & vac.
Wilson's Petroleum
(772)468-3689
Experienced Accountant to
lead budgeting, cash flow,
forecasting & management.
Prepare financial statements,
AR, AP & bank RECS. BS
degree preferred, as re-
quired. Construction exp. a
plus. West Jupiter area. Fax
61-799-5650. email
fhcc3@bellsouth.net
Experienced Feed
Wagon Operator
needed for large dairy
farm for afternoon shift.
Call 863-763-2279
9:00 a.m. to Noon. DFWP
JANITORIAL 5 days/week
(40 hrs). Bkgrd ck, drug free
workplace. (863)467-6677 -
speak to Homer or Vivian.


HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATORS
E..p only iee,] apply
Scrapers, Loaders,
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Okeechobee Counties.
DFWP, EOE
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to
(561)799-5650
LARSON DAIRY, INC.
Location: BARN 8 Is hiring a
TRUCK/TRACTOR MECHANIC.
Includes Various maintenance
jobs. Knowledge of'plumbing
& small electric motors req'd.
Apply In person, Call Travis
863-634-0102 or email
ldicorp@earthlink.net

MATERIAL /
WAREHOUSE
SPECIALIST
2 yrs exp ih
storekeeping type
work is req'd.
$11j1-
$15.76/hr/depending
on job exp. Benefits.
Complete application
online
at www.fpua.com
FORT PIERCE
UTILITIES
AUTHORITY
500 Boston Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
EOE DFWP
MECHANIC NEEDED
at Feed Mill. Experience on
Semi Tractor Trailers a
benefit; Benefits avail.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St.,
Okeechobee (863)763-5586

7PALMDALE
OIL COMPANY



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

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Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items In
the classlleds


Empoyen
N11 Tim


Empoyen


MAINTENANCE SERVICE MECHANIC
& EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Lykes Citrus Management Division has openings at its Brighton
Grove for the following positions:
Maintenance Service Mechanic:
Successful candidate should possess experience in the perfor-
mance of basic equipment maintenance requirements including
checking fluid levels, changing oil, making minor repairs and as-
sisting the mechanics in the shop.
Equipment Operators:
Position involves operating and servicing grove equipment;
performing hand labor as needed.
Lykes offers a competitive wage, and benefit package including
paid noIidays and vacation
Applicants should come to the office listed below to complete
an application r ...11 -
anapi .on 106 SW County Road 721
Okeechobee, FL .. ,,
Brighton corner, at intersection of
Highway 70 & 721 County Road 721
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Affirmatie Acton Employer
A Drug Free Workplace
M/F/DN



HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED!!!
Mechanics Must have Class A CDL.
Walpole, Inc.Benefits Available.
Walpole, Inc. Apply at:
is seeking a Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street
Full-Time Okeechobee
Truck Mechanic.
Work 5 /2 days UTILITY
per week with ACCOUNTANT
additional rotating Prof work in
on call during gove meant ility
weekends..government uIity..


Our local
headquarters
features a nice
shop. Walpole,
Inc. offers Top
Pay, Full Benefits
and career
advancement that
you won't find
anywhere else.
Call today:
(863)763-5593
or apply in
person:
269 NW 9th St.
Okeechobee, FL
34972

SUPERVISING
ENGINEER
Must be registered as a
State of FL Professional
engineer w/a 4-yr engi-
neering degree, 7-yrs
engineering exp. includ-
ing supervisory exp. in
the field of water, waste-
water & gas utilities
req'd. $66K $99K. Exc.
benefits.
Complete application on
line at www.fpua.com.
FORT PIERCE
UTILITIES
AUTHORITY
500 Boston Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
EOE DFWP


accoUUn iur lg. uuiy
exp. with heavy
Excel& Access exp
a plus. Must be
tested. 4 year
Collage degree &
3 yrs exp req'd.
$34K $52K/yr.
Exc. Benifits.
Complete
application online at
www.fpua.com
FORT PIERCE
UTILITIES
AUTHORITY
500BosIAVlnueI
Fort lien R34948
EOE-DFWP




pleasure rider for exercising
orses needed 3 days a week.
Mornings only. Call M-F
6am-3pm (863)763-4723


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DRIVER

NEEDED

Lass A & B CDL, Required.
Benefits Available.-

Apply at
Walpole Feed &

Supply

2595 NW 8th Street

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.
Ann csl 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 rzummo@roofile.com
EOE/DFWP


Full Time, Excellent Benefits and
Compensation Package.
This is a great opportunity to begin
or continue your professional career.
Apply In person at
Superior Water Works, Inc.,
917 S.W. Park St, 0keechobee FL
r .... ... "L-----" 1
- Southeast Milk Dairy Co-op
j Dispatch position 11 pm-8am |
* Experience preferred. Will train energetic, detail
oriented person. Start at 25K-30K. Annual
* Increase, Paid Vacation, Chrstmas Bonus, &
Holidays. 401 K, Profit Sharing & Medical.
Applications & Interviews I
* Monday Friday 7:30am to 5pm *
9400 SE 126th Blvd, Okeechobee. I
* Call David/Mike @ 800-598-6533
S- - - . J

FISH BREEDER NEEDED
Coordinate & design layout & supervise construction of all fish
farm's facilities incl. roads, ponds, greenhouses, raceways
with recirculating systems & water wells. Maintain all fish
farming equip., incl. filters, pumps, generators, paddlewheels.
Purchase tilapia fry for stocking of ponds & raceways. Oversee
Inventory maintenance of feed & supplies. Implement means of
predator control, bio-security & disease prevention. Grading &
harvesting tilapia. Marketing & selling tilapia. BS in Animal Sci-
ence & 5 yrs. of progressive exp. in job offered: 40hrs p/w
8-4R
Fax resume to:
Aqualife USA, Inc.
Attn: Fernando Leon (863)983-2322

AGRICULTURAL LABORER
Florida Sugar Cane League seeks an individual to work with
experimental sugarcane varieties. Must be able to work in a
team and read & follow precise instructions. Must be able to
perform heavy manual labor and work In a hot, humid
environment. Valid drivers license, acceptable driving record
and proof of legal residence required. English speaking, high
school graduate preferred. Drug free employer. Competitive
salary and benefits offered. For additional information call
561-924-5227 Ext. 22 or apply in person at the USDA
Sugarcane Field Station, 12990 U.S. Hwy. 441 North,
Canal Point, Florida 33438.


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ad today!

Get FREE
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inventory sheets!

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877-353-2424


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12 Okeechobee News, Sunday, June 18, 2006


Financial

. . --. . . ... .

Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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


Services I



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435







OUR BABY BOUTIQUE
IS AIAMOS READY TO
OPEN



810 E.N. ark St.
(a63) 357 9099







CRANE SERVICE
Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
Okeechobee
(863)824-6100
Reasonable Rates.


ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
O'Connell Construction
License #.CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
R).:ni Aliiijjiio'3
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
Seawalls
(8631634-2044.

COMPLETE
SITE PREPARATION
Land clearing, fill dirt, pad
work, excavating & grating.
Free estimates.
(863)697-8071



RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Rooficoaling R pa.ir iv
MObili HoijiTie: m re
No job to big or small. Free
esLimim6; 63 -46,-291
Lic. #2349&# 5698



NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
: AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417W.S.Park
Call 863-467-1243


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




SOUTHERN LAND SERVICES
of Moore Haven. Land clearing
& tree service. Licensed &
Insured 239-633-7173. Sam


Life
Auto
ElHome
Jim McInnes 863-763-3101
AGENT


Merchandise



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




A/C, 31/2 ton, asking $300 or
best offer. (863)675-2598
Iv. msg.
AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONERS (3) 5,000
BTU'S, Window Style. Newly
services. $135 for all, will
sep. (561)676-0427
WINDOW UNITS (2) AfiTK,in
5,000-btu, '1.60 ,r '.ill e ar-
ate. (863)655-0030


WASHER, Maytag, Early
1920's, gas engine, works
oreaL- 1,650186 1i46..4328


DISHWASHER- Whirlpool,
Under the counter. Has a
black, almond panels. $75.
(863)763-7695 or 634-8037
KENMORE WASHER.'DRYER-
F ur (. i.irnai,on ii .,pjlr

RANGE- Whirlpool, cler inc
: 1il ni- g.riir )1, i r o 'T;i
,n,, 86..96.') 5-09069
LaBelle
REFRIGERATOR, Electric/pro-
pane, 6 cu. ft., new. Get
ready for hurricanes. t750
1239129--1006
REFRIGERATOR, Good for soft
lrn. 1, 50A (86I7B 6 .1) 30
REFRIGERATOR-W/ice mak-
er, good condition, $100
(8863)517-1974 La Belle
WASHER/DRYER- Whirlpool,
Both in service. $175.
(863)763-7695 or'
'31.8037



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



.SHED- Wolly, 10'xi2', $4K
new. Includes Extras. Asking
$2475. (863)634-5753
Okeechobee.





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



ALUMINUM AWNING- 11,
Various sizes, 12'to 4', Ask-
ing $500 will sell separately.
863-634-8608.
ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New, 4'W.x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
Will sell sep (863)763-5011
HOUSE WRAP, 1 full roll, paid
$100, asking $50.
(863)983-7625 leave mes-
sage
ROOFING PANELS Alum., 6,
5 @ 10'x4', 1 @ 10'x18", 3"
insulated, $600. Call
863-634-8608.


WINDOWS (4), Half round,
white, never used. $100
(863)983-7625 leave mes-
sage


BLOW UP RACE CAR: 1992
Rusty Wallace Miller. $125.
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-
sage. LaBelle.


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358



COMPAQ PASARIO, Windows
98, Just upgraded. New CD
Burner, etc. $175.
(863)467-2366
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-.
boards, $75 (863)902-0257



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


BAR L-shaped w/2 barstools.
Wood & leather. 44" high 22"
wide, 7' and 5' lengths. $150
(863)612-9233.LaBelle
BDRM SUITE: Lighted Full/Qu.
headboard, long dresser w/
light & mirror, armoire & night
stand. $350 (863)467-9942
BED: Queen Size w/Mattress,
Box Spring & Headboard.
$25 (863)763-80,85
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
pc. w/ Queen Sealy Posture-
pedic Mattress. Antique Beige
Color. $1000. (863)763-9410
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $125. LeBelle
239-822-5955
DRESSER W/MIRROR (6)
drawer w/matching (4) drawer
chest. $150 Call
863-675-4557 after 5:30PM
END TABLE SET 3 pr,. 5
i863~7-C223 1f nr 6kpm
FOLDING COT, 391" Wide, 4"
mattress. Can be seen on
Google-www.werscocot #39
supra. $100. (863)467-1176'
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
(863)467-5756

NEW .
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
t2c)up 5,i-tPC bEdioom *ctL
?'."up.. IP.: ingwoC.m
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

RECLINER, Lazy Buy $25
(239)394-7005
SECTIONAL L SHAPED, w/2
Recliners. Great condition,
Paid $1500 sell for $600.
863-634-2139
SECTIONAL SOFA: 3 pc.,
w/full bed at 1 end and re-
cliner @ the other end. $250
or best offer. (863)467-9942
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
rio nrriiife:s, $35
,%3i6,5-7I0 ,
Sleigh Bed, twin, solid wood,
whitewash, w/mattresses,
$300. 6.ji6'4-5943
SOFA & LOVESEAT- blue &
mauve floral, exc tond
Buckhead Ridge area,. .125
reg (86 1357-6113
SOFA & LVSEAT Royal
blue/beige, under warr., 2 side
this, 1 coffee -Must See-
$1200. (305) 345- 6741
SOFA BED, Good condition.
$75 (239)394-7005
SOFA, LVSEAT & RECLINER-
good condition, $300
(86,07'. 'O



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


REVOLVER 38 CAL Stainless
steel Taurus, 2" barrel, like
new with extras, $375
(863)467-6696



BOWFLEX EXTREME, 6 mos.
old. $650 (863)634-5943
EXERCISE BIKE- New Bal-
ance, 6.0, like new $300
(863)467-0668
TREADMILL Lifestyler 8 0ES,
1.5 HR 0-8 mph, step control,
auto incline, heart monitor.
$300 neg. Call 863-357-2549



AIR COOKER- Flavor Wave,
new, $50 (863)634-5914
DINING RM.TABLE Picnic
style, 2 benches, 2 chairs,
seats 10, exc cond., $800 neg
305-345-6741


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


I Insurance


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reader havc more ful



DOBERMAN PUPPIES, AKC
7 Black & Tan & 3 Red. Health
Certificates. Parents on prem-
ises. $450. (863)634-6097
DOG CARRIERS- 2 small, $30
will sell separate
(863)697-3090
DOVES- various colors $10
each. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm. LaBele area.
JACK RUSSEL / BLUE HEAL-
ER MIX: Female, Approx. 1
yr. old. $100.
(863)357-2829
LAB/CHOC PIT MIX PUPS-
healthy, $50 each,
(863)634-9245
PARROTS: Breeding Parrots
(Variety) & Baby parrots. Blue
ront & Orange Wing Amazons
(863)673-1567
PET BABY P','GMY lijrling
goat-$100 (863)675-0247
PET SHEEP- Baby. 6 months
old. $100 (863)675-0247.
PIT BULL PUPPIES- 3M/5F
APBR Lowriders. Ready to go!
(863)634-6601 or 634-2250
PIT BULL PUPPIES, Blue/red
nose. Ready on 6/12. Parents
on premises. $200 each.
(863)763-3776 or 697-6118
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
pair, $50 or will separate.
(863)675-4981 LaBelle area
SHITZU, Male, Pure bred
w/papers. 1 yr. old. House-
broken. Beautiful. Must Sell.
$200. (863)763-7431


HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliottfs Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553



SWIMMING POOL: 3V2xl6Ft.,
Vinyl. Like new E,'rd acces-
sories + chemicals. $150.
(863)357-2472



SINGER, 1978, in cabinet, in
good condition. $100 or best
offer. (863)467-1046


AIR HOCKEY TABLE, Tourna-,
ment size. Like new w/pucks
& handles & cover. $500.
(863)357-1572
POOL TABLE: Standard size,
"Mizerak" Brand new W/all ac-
cessories. $250.
(863)697-3212
WADER'S: NEOPRENE, Chest,
Booted, Size 8. Excellent con-
dition. $60. (863)763-1997


TOSHIBA- Model CF3566A,
35" Works good. $250.
(863)67510161
TV, 42" RCA, Excellent condi-
tion. $800 new, asking $400
(863)447-1198


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


AIR COMPRESSORS (2)
Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp,
$195 for both, will sep.
(561)676-0427
ARMSAW, Sears, radial, $75.
(863)675-2598 Iv. msg
GENERATOR, 1350, runs
good, four 110 outlets. $200
or best offer. (863)697-9704
GENERATOR: TITAN, Brand
new. Never used. Value $4350
Now $2500. (863)675-4079
LaBelle.


PING PONG TABLE, Regula-
tion size.'$40 (863)655-0030
XBOX, with games, good con-
dilon. $100 (863)634-8118


FORD PICKUP, V8, '83-'88,
standard trans., condition
does not matter.
(863)675-0604
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
ElIiotrs Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et in today's classlfleds.


FARM TRACTOR 801 Ford,
runs/looks good, tires good,
ready to.work. $2650
(561)718-8580


Appaloosa Gelding, 12 yrs.
old, 14 hands, white w/leop-
ard spots, easy keeper, good
on trails, $950 or best offer.
(863)634-9751
APPALOOSA HORSE Regis-
. tered. $1000. Call for more
info. (863)673-1567
APPALOOSA HORSES (2)
Registered. $2000. for both,
will sep. Call for more info.
(863)673-1567
CHEROKEE, 13 yr. reg. spot-
ted saddle horse, all vaccina-
tions, negative coggins, gentle,
$1500. (863)467-4049









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Buy Self'- Trade

863-467-1304
www.okeechobee-horse-trader.com
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
MARE 8yrs old trail broke,
rides English & Western,
sound, bay color. $2000
(863) 509-3446.
SILVER SHOW HALTER-
w/lead, horse size, $65
(863)763-6336 Okeechobee.
SORREL GELDING, 2 yrs. old,
$1000. (863)673-0065
SORREL MARE, 8 yrs. old,
$1200. (863)673-0065
SORREL MINI HORSE- 7yo,
gelding, $200
(863)763-0577
YOUTH SADDLE- asking $400
or best offer (863)902-8883


EDGER: Brand new. Gas pow-
ered. Only used 1 time: $100.
(863)357-1821
GRADER / SNOW BLADE, For
John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good condition. N~w $350
Now $50. (772)971-9474
LAWN MOWER-Snapper 42"
ZTR Yard Cruiser. $375
863-763-6617
LAWN SWEEPER: '$50.
(863)357-1821
LEAF BLOWER- Hand held,
excellent cond. $40.
(863)634-1479
LRG COMPUTER DESK- Ad-
justable height. Removable
top $50. or best offer.
(561)633-1371
MOWER, 4', good gear box,
pto shaft, 3 point hook up,
needs deck & blades. $100
neg. (863)697-9704
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$800. for all, will separate.
(863)801-1666
RIDING MOWER, 4 yrs: old,
runs good, headlights, $300
or best offer. (863)674-1409


CALVES: Shots, Wormed
$200 & up. Also Cows: Young
& Healthy. $400 & Up.
Will Deliver. 863-235-0838
WHITE RABBIT BABIES $5
BABY MALE CHICKENS $2-$3
Pullets ready to lay.
(863)675-0273


Rentals



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



EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A,
For Single Person, furnished
w/utilities. $125 wk. + $300
sec. dep. Call 863-357-3274
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
New, 1/1 @ $750 & 2/1 @
$850 Lease, References,
FLS. (863)763-5373


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


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BEER MEISER: Kenmore
Brand Holds 1/2 Keg, Black.
Budweiser on tap. $400
w/Keg. (863)467-5616
CONSTRUCTION TRAILER:
Great for on site office. Win-
dow A/C. Good condition.
Asking $2500. (410)476-3037



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



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


2003 EZGOI
Golf Car
Electric, Windshield, Club Protector,
Automatic Charger, Beautiful Car!



Call Sherri (863)763-6434


2003 E-3Q
Golf Car
Gas, Shuttle,
Headlights,Taillights, Horn,
Backseat, Extended Top


Call Sherrn (863)763-6434


CBS 2BR 2BA, W/D, Patio,
Boat Launch, Private Lagoon
on Rim Canal. $1500 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
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
Okeechobee, 3BR, BA, 1 Gar.,
Completely renovated, with
central air. $1400/mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classilfeds


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


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AIR BOAT HULL, Fiberglass
w/good polymer & home
made tandem axle trailer.
it 00n eg. (863)227-2954

Real Estate


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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040-
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



Across From Lake 0. New 3/2
CBS Home. W/gar. In nice
area. W/Comm. pool. High
ceilings, Lots 3f iie. Crian
counters. Loads of storage &
much more. Move Right In!
$209,900. Call
561-762-2233
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- 2 unit du-
plex, boat house w/lift, wa-
iefrOnil property many
Seira3, 863j 3573882
CBS HOUSE: 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba.
Newly Remodeled -
1694 NW7th St $145000 I
(863)824--263i Owner Ageni.:
CBS HOUSE 3BR/2BA on Irg
lot. New appl's, gar, fenced
yard. Great house in quiet
area, near schools/park
$155k Call John
(561) 541-0055
LAKE ACCESS: Waterfront
Large 3 BR, 2BA w/Sea Wall.
$199,500. Owner finance w/
20% down. (863)357-1352
jeandhmh@earthlink.net
OKEE HAMMOCKS: Brand
new! 3 BR, 2BA, 2 Garage,
approx21 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
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55 + Royal Wall const., car-
porl storage shed, $265k.
561-236-0293.


FOR SALE: 42 acres 1.5 mls.
Irom hwy. 70 off SR 710.
Aprjr:., 26 ac. of creek & 16
J. lvy.$550K 772-215-4630


~ BASS LOVERS ~
DDI. Lot on channel on
S.simmee River w/Lake
Okeechobee access.
Electric, Water, Septic Tank &
Older MH on Nice Level Lot
Call 260-799-4254 or
260-450-1415
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




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Mobile Homes



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




OKEECHOBEE- lot for rent in
NW section, close to Semi-
nole Elem. Call
(863)697-1168



STEPS- solid alum w/handrail,
for 'mobile home. $50
(863)697-3090



BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/2BA,
No pets..1 year lease required.
$650/mo. + $1200 sec.
(863)763-8535
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$600'm:, 1st, last & security
deprsiI NoI Pets.;
(863)763-6232.
Treasure Island, 2BR/-.5BA,
on water, lake access, $750
mo. incl. until. & yard maint.,
151 s last $500 sec dep.
1863)63-4-0230



3B/2B DBL.WIDE MOBILE-,on
1 acre, fenced, 2 stall barn,
front/back porches, new
roof/siding, newer A/C, W/D,
all apple's. Highway Frontage.
Edwards Subdivision. $135K.
(863)634-6334
BUCKHEAD RIDGE DBL.
WIDE- 3br, 2ba, fully fenced
yard, newer AC,carpet &
roof, asking $74,900 Or rent
ail $750,moriihly + deposit
(863)763-8535

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skuis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.ATVs 3035



BASS TRACKER- 94, 18' Pro,
75 hp Mercury. Trailer,
$3900. (239)633-7173
BOAT TRLR 32'. Hydrlc
brake/lights. 27 1/2' Bayliner
as-is on trir free w/purchase
$2,000 rneg 954-95-3401
COBRA BASS SKI BOAT, '17',
140 Johrnson Oulboard, bi-
n11i, top, good inr., Must
Sell, $2500. (863)612-1648


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China Sideboard
Combining the best features of a sideboard and a
china cabinet, this handsome china sideboard project
is perfect for smaller spaces and casual living,
There's plenty of room for serving on top, and dish-
es, serving pieces, silver and linens are safely stored
and displayed behind tempered glass doors in the
cabinet below.
As easy to build as it is to use, the project calls for
all straight cuts except for the curves on the base,
which are traced'from full-size patterns. Do-it-your-
selfers simply transfer the pieces onto wood (we
used oak, but any veneer plywood will work), cut
them out, assemble, sand and apply finish. To com-
plete the project, hang the doors and install the glass.
China Sideboard plan (No. 927) ... $9.95
Curio Cabinets Package (No. C78)
Four other projects ... $25.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects). .. $2.00
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Golf Carts


I Golf Carts


COBRA '92, Bass boat, 17ft.,
120hp Johnson wltrolling
*motor, Shorelander trailer
w/new tires, fish finder, boat
cover, radio & more. $4750
Call Kim (863)467-4821
JET BOAT: SEADOO 1996,
Twin 85hp, 60 mph. Includes
trailer. $5000 or best offer.
(863)763-6453
JOHN BOAT, 14! aluminum,
with galvanized trailer. $650
(863)675-6214 after 6 pm
Labelle
JOHN BOAT-11' Fiberglass V-
haul, new paint, rraiier. $500
or best offer 863-673-0919
PONTOON BOAT, 1991, 20 Ft.,
Aluminum. New trailer & Car-
pet. Overhauled motor $4000.
863-234-9663
PONTOON BOAT .24' SEA
SKIMMER Needs'little work.
New Magic Tilt trailer. $1500.
Must sell 863-634-2139
PONTOON BOAT CAMPER EN-
CLOSURE- fits 20' boat, was
$2000 will take $700 or best
offer (863)763-5011
SAILBOAT. 24 Fl. on cradle.
Snallo arah, Evec. proIjel for
river. Must move $300 neg.
863-612-9233 LaBelle
SEA KAYAK, NW Pursuit, tour-
ing, 17ft. Excellent condition.
$600 (863)357-7406 .
SEA. KAYAK, Seda Glider,
lightweight-kevlar, brand new.
Half-price at $1500
(863)357-7406


ARGOSY AIRSTREAM, '78.
Limited EOi'on. e.c :cond .
$10,000 lirm
1863)4.67-9234
TRAVEL TRAILER- 95, Salem
ih Wneel,. E clean $4500 863-763-7727
or 772-263-1803



BOAT MOTOR: 22c, MercuTV
Ortimax w/25' Snanr Wdrranty
Til 4/2008 All control, c abDie
& harness. Hydraulic steering.
151 hours. $7500
(863)634-0392
BOAT TRAILER: 2003 Alumi-
num, Tandem Axel. $1100 or
best offer. (863)634-0392
0/B MOTOR 6 hp, Johnson
'77 model 6R77M w/plastic 5
gal tank & hose, $250. Call
863-357-2988.
OUTBOARD, 115hp Evinrude,
v4, power trim & tilt, stainless
steel prop, full control. Fresh-
water. $1300 (863)236-0100
TROLLING MOTOR MINN
. KOTA ENDURA 30 lb. Tnrusi
w/battery $50
(863)357-2988


HARLEY DAVIDSON 2000,
Road King Classic, 25,800
miles, custom paint, chrome
front end, alarm, too many
extras to list. $13,500
(863)467-5823
HONDA GL 1100 1985, Runs
great. $180.0 or best offer.
863-610-0644. or
863-357-6959
VOLKSWAGEN TRIKE, Mint
cond. $15,000 invested,
asking $10,000.
YAMAHA 2002 VSTAR 1100,
2k, many extras. $5800
(863)824-0801
YAMAHA '05, VSTAR650, Ac-
tual miles 1. Red/silver. Lots of
chrome, saddle bags & wind-
shield not installed. $6000 or
best offer. (863)763-2053



HONDA RANCHER 2005, 4x4,
Automatic 4 Wheeler w/low
hours. $4300. 561-722-7140
Okeechobee Area.


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

Automobiles



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



CADILLAC DEVILLE 1988,
Vintage edition. Dark metallic
silver, beige interior. Faux con-
vertible top. Vogue tires. New
battery/brakes. 'Florida car. All
the bells & whistles. Low mile-
age. Exc. cond. $8900 best of-
fer. (863)467-4811 Okee
CADILLAC DEVILLE '92, 4
door. $3000 or best offer.
(863)673-4594
CAMARO Z28 80- auto, all
original, nice restoration pro-
ject, $1700 neg.
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CAMARO Z28 '84 no motor/
trans. Good project. $300
w/title. 863-467-5401 or
772- 359-2923.
CHEVY CAMARO RS '91, w/
T-Tops, V8 w/Edelbrock carb.
/Intake. New CD. Looks/Runs
great. $2500.772)971-9474
Chevy Camaro Z28, '84, no
motor, no trans., have title,
$ 3 0 0 ..
772-359-2923/863-467-5401

light gray, $900.
(863)674-0670 after 5 pm
CHEVY LUMINA URO SPORT
1993, Runs good. $1300.
(863)763-7314
I FORD CROWN VICTORIA
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1-754
FORD EXPLORER 1991, ma-
roon, looks/runs good, low
mileage. $2500 neg. Call
after 6pm. (863) 635-3929
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2500
(863)675-7105
LINCOLN TOWNE CAR, '88,
light blue, w/white top, dark
blue int., runs good, $1000
neg. (863)674-1409
MAZDA 626- '95, 4 door,
2.0L, Auto, A/C, All power w/
new tires & battery $1000 or
best offer 863-261-4538
MERCEDES SLC '79- Silver,
new a/c, alt, belts. Runs, good
trans., 196k, hit on pass. side
dr. $600. (305)668-7785
OLDS CIERRA '94, Runs good,
just hit 100k, 2nd owner, non
smoker, lots of extras. Must
see. $1500 (863)634-6636


OLDS CUTLASS, '69, 350
Rocket, runs good, needs
paint job & trim, $2000 neg.
(863)675-2759
PLYMOUTH NEON '99, 5 spd.
Great car, great on gas. $1500
(863)634-3386 or
863)634-8672
PONTIAC FIREBIRD 1993:
Needs front nose. Runs great.
$1000 or best offer.
(302)335-5565


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


FORD F-250 1982 6CYL, 4
speed granny low tranny.
Good mud/farm truck. $800
Call 863-697-3865
FORD F350 1997, Full Size,
Blue, 4x4 w/cracked head.
$4000. (863)467-0541


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


CAB W/ ROOF RACK SLIDE
WINDOWS- burgundy, all in-
tact, off '98 Toyota Tacoma,
$250 (443)205-0955


DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
(863)467-4328.
EURO TAIL LIGHTS '00- Ford
Focus $75 call after 5pm
(239)657-5504
FRONT END, for CJ5 Jeep,
with locking hubs. $50
(863)763-1370
SET TIRES- (4), 37" MT on 8
lug rims, (2) 10-22-5 semi
rims & tires. $100 for all, will
sep. (863)357-3981
Third Seat, brand new, for '99
Ford Expedition, $200.
(863)946-3570
TIRES (2) Brand New 900-16
Power King. $220.
(863)824-0735
TIRES, 275/45, 206Y Eagles,
w/20" chrome rims & spin-
ners, exc. cond., $1500 firm.
(863)763-6369 bet. 6-9 pm
TRUCK TOPPER: Fits Dodge
Dakota 6 Ft. Bed. $100.
(302)722-0476
WHEELS & TIRES, For Ford
Mustang, 15" cast ten holes.
Tires like new. $200
(863)674-0212
WINDSHIELD: Fits 1992 Ford
Ranger. $80. or best offer.
(863)763-8085


CHEVY '88, Full size, runs ex-
cellent, 146k. $1250
(863)763-6591
Chevy Silverado 1500, '95,
diesel, 4 whl. dr., $5000.
239-770-6718.
DODGE DAKOTA P/UP 1989,
$1400 (863)843-0156 LaBelle


FORD 3501975 w/tow pack-
age. $1200.
(302)722-0476
FORD F100 1976, 300, 6 cyl.,
4 spd. w/A/C. Good work
truck. $800 or best offer.
(863)227-2954
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $750 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.
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
GMC PICK UP 1988, Auto.,
106K, Clean! No rust $2400.
or best offer. Call
(772)834-3084 after 5pm.
TRUCKS (6) F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors. $1800 or best
offer. (561)633-1371
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated pegulaly:


JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE '94,
4.0, 2wd, needs cam bearings
& seal. Has new transmission.
$900 (239)768-1015 aft. 5pm
JEEP GRAND WAGONEER
1991, 62K org. 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
(863)763-05774005


DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 12X6.4,
New tires. Electrical wiring
included. Needs paint $550.
(863)675-0161
UTILITY TRAILER, heavy duty,
w/drop gate, brand new
tires, $800. (863)357-1080


Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8,
sofa bed, tow pkg., 178k
miles, $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
FORD WINDSTAR 1995,
Cruise, Tilt, 7 passenger, 131K
Very dependable. $2150. neg.
(863)357-3439
GMC VAN '91- 3/4 ton, has
some rust, runs & drives
great, real strong work van
800 neg. (863)763-4149
NISSAN QUEST 1993, V6,
Looks & Runs good. 227K, 7
passenger. $1500.
(863)763-8216


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to con-
sider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classification of Agriculture
(A) to the proposed classlfcation of Residendal Single Family (RSF). The property
owners and applicants are FRA-MAR Enterprises, Inc. and KJB Properties, LLC. The
property is located at 4115 Highway 98 North and Is more particularly described as
follows:
A portion of that parcel of land described in Official Record Book 467, Page
1045, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, lying In Section 1,
Township 37- South, Range 34 East and Section 6, Township 37 South, Range
35 East, Okeechobee County, Florda. Being more particularly described as
follows:
Commencing at the Southwetcorner of said Section 1, bear North 00' 03'
42" Westallong the West line of Section 1 to the Intersection with the South
line of that said parcel of land described in Official Record Book 467, Page
1045, a distance of 1600.23 feet; Thence bear North 89' 59' 17" East, a
distance of 1609.16 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence continue North
89 59'17" East along the South line of that parcel of land described In Official
Record Book 467, Page 1045, through said Section 1 and said Section 6, to
the intersection with the westerly right-of-way line of State Road No. 700, a
distance of 5011.00 feet; Thence bear North 36 17' 29" West alongthe
said westerly right-way-line of State Road No. 700, a distance of 1071.00 feet;
Thence bear South 86 36' 38" West, a distance of 4385.44 feet; Thence bear
South 00' 03' 54" East, a distance of 605.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not hears, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street Okeechobee,
Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change in zoning will be
held before the board of County Commissioners on Thursday, July 13, 2996 at
9:00 am in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of
County Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to
any matter considered at these meetings or hearing will need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings Is made and that the record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County clerk and Planning and
Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the
clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2-00638
140693 ON 6/9,18/06


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeing Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florda to
consider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classification of Agri-
culture (A) to the proposed classification of Neighborhood Commerclai-2 (NC-2).
The property owners and applicants are Wade and Donl Barnhll. The properly is
located at 17525 NW 240th Sreet and is more particularly described as follows:
E 1/2 of E 1/2 of N 1/2 of S 1/2 of Tract 32 and W 1/2 of E 1/2 of N 1/2 of S 1/2 of
Tract 32 and E 1/2 of W 1/2 of N 1/2 of S 1/2 of Tract 32 and W 1/2 of W 1/2 of
N 1/2 of S 1/2 of Tract 32 and W 1/2 of W 1/2 of S 1/2 of S 1/2 of Tract 32 and E
1/2 and W 1/2 of W 1/2 of S 1/2 of S 1/2 of Tract 32 Section 34 Tovphip 34
South Range 33 East 6.74 acres.
and
E 1/2 of the W 1/2 of the S 1/2 of the S 1/2 of Tract 26 Section 35, Township 34
South Range 35 East lying and being in Okeechobee County, Florida according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4 at Page 3 A 0D inclusive of the Okeechobee
County Public Records.
and
The E 1/2 of the W 1/2 of the N 1/2 of the S 1/2 of Tract 26 Section 35 Township 34
South Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4 Pages
3 A-D inclusive ofthe Okeechobee County Public Records.
and-
The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 25 of
Southern Colonization Company Plat of Section 35, Township 34 South, Range
33 East, Okeechobee County, Florida;
Together with the East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of said
Tract 25, Section 35, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, less and except the
South 80.00 feet forth road right of way of S.R. 724.
and
The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 25, Section
- 35; Together with the West 1/2 of est 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the South 1/2
of Tract 25, Section 35, Township 34 South, Range 33 Range 33 East, according
to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3 A-D, inclusive of the Okee-
chobee County Public Records.
and
The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the
East 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 25, Section 35, Township 34
South, Range 33 East
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecha-
bee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change in zoning will be
held before the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at
9:00 am In the County Commission Meeting Rbom; Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of County Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect
to any matter considered at these meeting or hearings will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Plan-
ning and Develoment tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official
records of the Clerk and of the Planning Department.
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140711 ON 6/9,18/06


Community Events


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

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

Free HIV testing offered
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. will be offering free, confi-
dential, HIV testing on Tuesda., June 27, at Lakeshore Medical, 308
N.W Fifth Ave. For information, call Rachel at Lakeshore Pediatrics,
1100 N. Parrott Ave., (863) 763-7481; or at Erma at the Lakeshore
Annex, 103 N.E. ]Ith Drive, 1863.1 763-1951


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


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

Main Street meeting scheduled
The Okeechobee Main Street general membership meeting will be
held at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., on Wednes-
day, June 28, at noon.

Northside to host VBS
Northside Baptist Church, 51 N.W 98th St., will host a vacation.
Bible school kick-off Saturday, July 8, from noon until 2 p.m. Pre-regis-
ter for your Artic Edge adventure. Vacation Bible school %\ill be held
July 10-14, from 6 until 8 p.m. For information, call (863) 357-4141 or
(863) 634-4619.

Legion forming new unit
American Legion Post #64.501 S.E. Second St., of Okeechobee hlias
formed a new unit that will be known as the American Legion Post
#64 social membership. Members may nut be eligible for American
Legion, Auxiliary or Sons ol the American Legion merrerbership.
Prospective members may 6of'have been convicted of a felon\. Appli-
cations are available at the American Legion. Applications will be
screened by the social membership committee.


Basinger Baptist Church plans VBS
The First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N., is hosting a
vacation Bible school July 24 -July 28 from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme
for this year is Artic Edge. Children in grades one through 12 are invit-
ed. For information, call (863) 763-0437.

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

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

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The blood mobile \\ill be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 4-41 N., on
thesecond Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m until 1 pm. The mobile
unit will be Athe.Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the
fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of
August may be skipped. For information call (S63.1 382-4499. All blood
types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications
and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations
can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.


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