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Summer fun: Children attend sheriff's camp


County Board


to consider 2


housing plans


Students compete
in track, field meet
Youngsters from local ele-
tnentarv and middle schools
traveled to Palm Beach Lakes
High School in West Palm
Beach last Saturday to repre-
sent Okeechobee in the District
Hershey's Track and Field
meet. They returned to Okee-
chobee with the boys' team in
S irst'place with 233'points'an,,,d.
.' the girls' team in third place
with 168.50 points.
Those athletes finishing in
either first or second place in
their individual events qualified
to compete in state compe-t
Lion at New Smyrna Beach later
in the month.
Sports, Page 6
Deadlines eased
for storm victims
WASHINGTON Taxpay-
ers still cleaning up from last
summer's hurricanes got some
help from the IRS on Monday
with their tax deadlines and
loss calculations.
People hit hardest by Hurri-
cane Katrina can take extra
time to file their tax returns, the
IRS announced
Page 10

Drought Index
Current: 600
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry.
Local Burn Ban: None
Lake levels

12.12 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
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Index
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Comics ............ 13
Community Events ... 4
Crossword ....... .14
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion ............ 4
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Qechobee News Audrey Blackwell
Branson'Butler has just pitched the ball across the room to.other kids during a'Silent
Speedball game at New Endeavor school on June 20. The game is just one of the chal-
lenge games put on by the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch Camp leaders who were in
Okeechobee for the week of June 19-23. Camp leaders put on camps in all 67 Florida
counties during the late spring, early summer.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News.
At their biv eekl\ meeting
on Thursday the Okeechobee
County Board of Counrt Com-
missioners is scheduled to con-
duct a public heating concern-
ing the Single Family M.rtgage
Revenue Bolnd program spon-
sor,'d b\ lme Escarnbia Countv\
Hou..inq Finance ,Autiorli,,
consider tlhe administration ofl
Hurricane Housing Recovery
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Jonathan Gilham, team leader of the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch Camp, instructs a
group of 6-12 year olds how to play the Silent Speedball game on Tuesday, June 20, at
New Endeavor School. A total of 62 kids signed up for the week long summer camp.
Other activities include anti-bullying and water games, and a challenge course that
includes a magic carpet ride where many kids stand on a tarp and have to flip it over
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commissioners will hold a pub-
lic hearing to take comments
on whether or not Okeechobee
County should participate in
the program.
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- OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee office of Regions Bank will be
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expected to:
proclaim June 19 25 to be
Amateur Radio Week in Okee-
chobee County;
consider accepting addition-
al right of way for N.W. 220th
Street;
award a contract for installa-
tion of a 300 KW emergency gen-
erator at the Okeechobee County
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award a contract for con-
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the county;
awarded a contract for aban-
donment and replacement of an
injection well for the swimming
pool heat exchanger at the sports
complex;
sponsor a.-debris removal
project for Mosquito Creek south
of State Route 70;
execute an agreement with
Florida Department of Environ-
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identifying the Everglades
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schedule a public hearii
resolve the collective bargain
impasse with IUOE Local
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appoint one person t(
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chobee Counties Early Lear
Coalition.
At. 5:30 p.m., commission
will convene a workshop wit
code enforcement board a
health department.


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

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Trail OKEECHOBEE The USDA, rural housing service, can now loan
up to $172,632 for housing mortgages for very low and low-income
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dining For prequalification for this loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve your
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Correction
An article oi the front page of the Tuesday, June 20, issue of the
Okeechobee News appearing under the headline "Homeowners
to get storm help" contained an error. The article erroneously
reported that site built single family residences with an insured
value of less than $5,000 would qualify for the program. Actually
the minimum insured value to quality is $500,000. We apologize
for any inconvenience caused by this error.


Community Events


Legion forming new unit
American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St., of Okeechobee has
formed a new unit that will be known as the American Legion Post
#64 social membership. Members may not be eligible for American
Legion, Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion membership.
Prospective members may not'have been convicted of a felony. Appli-
cations are available at the American Legion, Applications will be
screened by the social membership committee.
ACS 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.
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
a continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7 until 8
p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity to "pur-
chase" items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not be held during
the month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-
6320.
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part
ol a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To
become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (863) 610-
0973.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on
the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The
mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on
the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The
month of August may be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-
4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most
medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pres-
sure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all
donors.
Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.
Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their resi-
dence, The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot
Shearwater boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki out-
board and an aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each
at Eli's Western Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine,
Don's Appliance, Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Plantation and
Hospice of Okeechobee. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Drawing will
be held on July 4. For information, call Theresa Davis at (863) 467-
2321.


Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are now available at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, con-
tact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the
fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.
Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please
send information via e-mail to: ohs1987reunion@(hotmail.com
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m; The center would like to
expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games,
card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact
Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come
down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.
Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to,
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829;
Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Mari-
on Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and
provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil
Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.
Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS_97_reunion@yahoo.com.
Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Wilma
Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross
receipt.


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'i The Board of Directors of the
Early Coalition of Indian River, Mar-
tin, and Okeechobee Counties, Inc.
is pleased to announce' the
appointment of Nancy Kline as the
new Executive Director of the
coalition, effective July 1,2006.
Mrs. Kline is a resident of Stuart
and received her educational cre-
denuals from Florida Atlantic Uni-
versity, Marymount College/Lynn
University, 'and Harvard School of
Business. '
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ed member of the Martin County
S School Board and comes to the


Coalition with the reputation of
being an innovative leader with
proven outstanding results in oper-
ations; accountability; community
level strategic planning and imple-
mentation; development; and
fundraising. Her career path has
placed her in positions of increas-
ing responsibility to include her
most recent position as Executive
Director for the Lighthouse Habitat
for Humanity a non-profit located
in Jupiter. Nancy is married to Ty
Kline and.they have two children,
Lauson and Aaron.


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Submitted to Okeechobee News/Bill Black
Fine Arts Scholarship
Eutimio Bucio (left) accepted the Syble Burroughs Fine
Arts Scholarship from Terry Burroughs (right) during Okee-
. chobee High School's Scholarship Night presentations.


Obituary


Levi Eloy Herron
Levi Elo:) Herron, age 1, died
June 16, 2006, at Raulerson Hospi-
tal. He was born March 10,-2005, in
Sebring; He loved to play with push
loys, ride his four-wheeler; loved
his brother and his mother.
. He is survived by: his mother,
Eulonia Herron; father, Glenn Cur-
tis Lamb III; sisters, Cynthia Cortez,
Adriana Santibanez; and, brother,
Enrique Urbano. He is also sur-
vived by his grandmothers, Alice
Moctezuma. and Betty Lamb;
grandfathers, Antonio Moctezuma
and Glenn Lamb; uncles, Juan
Aguire and Jose Cervantez. In addi-


lion, he is survived by cousins, Jor-
dan Ruse, Malik Ruse, Juan E.
Aguirre, Mya Aguirre and Sunshine
Herron. The family is all from
Okeechobee.
Visitation will be held Wednes-
day, June 21, 2006, from 4 until 6
p.mrn., at the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel. There will be a graveside
service, Thursday, June 22, 2006, at
11 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery. A
procession to the cemetery will
leave Buxton Funeral Home at
10:30 sharp.
, All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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Director of

coalition to

retire soon
The Board of Directors of the
Early Learning Coalition of Indi-
an River, Martin, and Okee-
chobee Counties, Inc.
announces the retirement of
Olan Faulk IlI -as-the Executive
Director o'fthe,-Coalition after
five years of, leadership, dedicat-
ed service and inspiration to the
coalition and the children and
families residing in the tri-county
region that we serve. His retire-
ment is effective June 30.
We wish Olan and his family
much success with his leisure
and future endeavors.

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LOUD MUSIC: Everyone is complaining about the 4-wheelers. Well,
what about the people who play the loud music all night long. Out in
Four Seasons it is really getting bad. The 4-wheelers don't keep us up all,
night. It is the loud music and the people in their cars playing loud music
riding up and down the streets. I think the cops should be writing cita-
tions for that. When you call the cops out about the music, they don't
even come out half the time or they tell them to turn it down and when
they leave they turn it back up again. I do see some 4-wheelers out here,
but they aren't hurting anything. They are just getting where they are
going. You need to get your priorities straight and get rid of the nuisances
out here. There are people who have to get up and go to work everyday.

YOUTH BASEBALL: I was wondering why the Rookie All-Star team
that made it to Panama City last Thursday and Friday was not in the
newspaper? Also, a question for OCRA, I thought that when Okee-
chobee made it to Panama City for state that trophies should be award-
ed. I would like to know why? (Editor's Note: No one has gone to Pana-
ma City yet The OCRA American League and National League Rookie
All-Star teams played each other to see who would qualify to go the state
tournament The American League won that game and will go to Pana-
ma City on July 8. Both teams were given trophies for winning their
leagues, but according to OCRA officials they do not receive trophies just
for earning the right to participate in the state tournament)

SCHOOL GRADES: As a parent of the high school student, I am
embarrassed and outraged by the D grade that OHS got. If you walk on
the campus you will soon see why the school got a D, and wonder why
it didn't get an F. The campus is filthy. The bathrooms are a disgrace.. This
is the bottom of the needs that a student should have, but even if the
physical campus is terrible, then what do you expect from the instruc-
tional part? I know that the principal has been moved, and a new princi-
pal will be there next year. But that is only one person. Can one person
make a difference? Will the school board back this person to make the
many personnel changes that are needed to bring this school up to the
point that Okeechobee can be proud of it again? To the school board
and superintendent, it is time that you stepped up to the plate and made
your employees responsible for their jobs.

HIGH GRASS: Would the people who owned the land between 86th
and 87th Court in Dixie Ranch Acres, please send someone out to cut
the lawn. It is way too high, and hasn't been cut in years. For some rea-
son, they are not cutting it now. I went outside and a water moccasin
looked me straight in the face, and there are also snakes that have killed
some of my cats. So whoever owns the land, get out here and mow it.
(Editor's Note: We spoke with the Okeechobee County Code Enforce-
ment office but they have not received any complaints about the area.
They ask that you call them at (863) 763-5548 and give them a specific
address and file a complaint, then they can look into the problem and by
to rectifythe situation.)

BUILDING PERMITS: A county agent sought us out when %%e were
tearing do\%Tr a trailer to ask for our permit, which was displayed. But the
two homeowners behind me in Playland Park have pul four roofs on
four trailers and two roofs on two sheds, as well as renting out a travel
trailer and enclosing a trailer with wood siding all with the benefit of
no permit. I know permits are needed and that renting out small travel
trailers and enclosing a trailer with wood to look like a house are all
against code. So why are some people allowed to do it? (Editor's Note:
Have you contacted the County Code Enforcement office with your con-
cem? We spoke with them and they couldn't answer your question
without a specific address. They suggested that you call them at (863)
763-5548 to give them a specific address andfile a complaint)

Community Events

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If you
have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop them off
at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.
Streets to close for project
G4 Construction will be started work at the intersection of N.W. Fifth
Avenue and N.W.V 22nd Lane on June 9. Streets will be closed seven to 10
days. The company \\ill 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.


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Letter to the Editor


Why no boat ramp at Nubbin Slough?


Soon to open will be the
fourth boat ramp within a one-
mile radius on the west side of
Okeechobee County, at the
Kissimmee River area. In fact,
this will be the fifth one if you
want to call the one they had for
the commercial fisherman.
What I would like to know,
why the need? So many in one
area, and yet they can not


replace the one at Nubbin
Slough.
I have written many different
people, and the only answer I
have received was the one from
the U.S. Corps of Engineers and
their only reason was that Nub-
bin Slough was too shallow to
put one in.
We have had a boat ramp at
this area for many years, and the


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
AA.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 Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty
Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public serv-
ice program to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty
techniques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment.
R.S.VP. to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings, each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For infor-
mation, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
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 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.
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 fellow-
ship 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 rela-
tionships. The support groups meet 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.
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. Parrolt Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days,
or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone 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. Representatives will be
available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as t 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 Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is wel-
come. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are
all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A meeting from noon until I p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It will be 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.
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 at
S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for mem-
bers and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana
at 471-9795.
NaranonHelps 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.
Saturday.
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
questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart
at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.


Community Events

Fort Drum plans B.O.O.T 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 Outlook 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.
'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 27 at 6:30 p.m.
For information, call the Everglades Baptist Church at (863) 467-
5479.
Free HIV testing offered
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. will be offering free, con-
fidential, HIV testing on Tuesday, June 27, at Lakeshore Medical, 308
N.W. Fifth Ave. For information, call Rachel at Lakeshore Pediatrics,
1100 N. Parrott Ave., (863) 763-7481; or at Erma at the Lakeshore
Annex, 103 N.E. 19th Drive, (863) 763-1951.


only time it was too shallow was
when they put the last one in. It
was about the shallowest part of
this area in the first year when
the lake was low this boat ramp
was out of water.
If they would have located it
just north and west about 150
yards, they would have been in
deeper water. This is where the
commercial fisherman had been


putting their boats in the water
for years. They didn't need a
ramp. There is sand and you
could back your car to the edge
of the water and launch your
boat.
It is a shame not to use this
area for the fishermen and just
leave it go.
Wayne Craw,


Community Events

Church schedules Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host their vacation
Bible school June 21-23 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. For information, call (863) 763-1699.
Healthy Start offers parenting classes
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering parenting
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 \ill 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 meet-
ing 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 Weekend 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 memo-
ry 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.
Foundation is talk show topic
Family Stations Irie. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, June 24,
starting at 7:30 a.m. It will be rebroadcast at 1 and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7
FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Richard Kelly, director of commu-
nications for the Make A Wish Foundation in Southern Florida. The topic
will be educating the public on children with life threatening medical con-
ditions. For information, contact the Make A Wish Foundation at 1-888-
773-WISH; or, go to their website at www.sfla.wish.org.
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 cov-
ered 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.
April Brown (Yates) benefit will be June 24
A memorial benefit has been scheduled for April Brown (Yates) oq
Saturday, June 24, from noon until 4 p.m. at Good Spirits, 245 U.S. 441 S.E,
Spaghetti dinners will be $5 per plate. There will also be a live band,
karaoke and an auction to help raise funds for funeral expenses. A trust
fund has been set up at Big Lake National Bank. For information, call April
Selph at (863) 447-1141.
Realtors host benefit links tourney
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will host their annual golf
tournament on Saturday, June 24, at 8 a.m. at the Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Okeechobee High School Schol
arship 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 trib-
ute 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 fami-
ly for this adventure, call (863) 357-3680.
Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Cer-
ter on Monday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4320.:
Peace Lutheran plans VBS
Peace Lutheran Ministries will host a vacation Bible school June 26-30
from 6 until 8 p.m. The theme will be All Aboard the Gospel Express. For
information, call (863) 763-5042.
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. The next camp dates are June 26-30. The cost is $100 per camper,
and campers should provide their own snacks and lunch. For informa-
tion, contact SueArnold at (863) 763-4630.
Martha's House offers weekend getaway
Martha's House is selling tickets for a weekend getaway for two. Ticket
are $5 each and includes a two-night stay at the Oceanside Holiday Inn
Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each morning; a $50 dinner gift
certificate; and, two movie tickets for the Brahman Theater All proceeds will
benefit shelter and outreach programs at Martha's House Domestic Vio-
lence Services. To purchase a ticket, call their Outreach Office at (863) 763-
2893. The drawing will be held July 4, and you need not be present to win.
Main Street meeting scheduled
The Okeechobee Main Street general membership meeting will be
held at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., on Wednesday,
June 28, at noon.
Class of '77 plans reunion
The Class of 1977 is planning their 30-year class reunion. A meeting is
scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, at R.J. Gators, 102 S.W. 14th St., at 6 p.m.
If you are a class of 1977 alumni or know of any classmates, please attend
this meeting. For information call Cindi Bennett Hortman at (863) 697-
9817, Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101 or Toni Bennett Doyle
at (863) 634-9491.


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6 SPORTS


Local youngsters compete in track and field meet


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Youngsters from local elemen-
tary and middle schools traveled to
Palm Beach Lakes High School in
West Palm Beach last Saturday to
represent Okeechobee in the Dis-
trict Hershey's Track and Field
meet. They returned to Okee-
chobee with the boys' team in first
place with 233 points and the girls'
team in third place with 168.50
points.
Those athletes finishing in
either first or second place in their
individual events qualified to com-
pete in state competition at New
Smyrna Beach later in the month.
Those qualifying for state were:
Eunice Crowell, Garionna John-
son, Darian Potter, Vanessa Bow-
man, Delaney Osceola, Erena Bil-
lie, Jaryca Baker, Janezzka Koger,
Alicen Sheehey, Tristan Dubois,
Trey Simmons, Diego Rodriguez,
Jake Davenport, Edward Kissam,
Richard Sellers, Marcos Fonseca,
Lionel Jones, Aaron Suarez, Jose
Lerodo, Adrian Valdez, Mitchell
McCoin, Christian Crews and Ryan
Lott. The Okeechobee '"A"' and "B"
teams also qualified in relay races.
The results of the individual
events were as follows:
Girls 9-10:
50-meter dash: (4) Cheyenne
Nunez, (6) ShaniaBays.
100-meter dash: (2) Eunice
Crowell, (6) Monesha Futch.
200-meter dash: (3) Tamariah
Polite, (6) Monesha Futch.
400-meter dash: (3) Airianna
Nunez.
Long jump: (4) Jordan Wilker-
son.


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Frank Coker
Okeechobee's Lionel Jones races toward the finish line dur-
ing the 1,600-meter run at the Hershey's Track and Field meet
in West Palm Beach. Jones' first place finish qualified him to
compete at the state level meet in New Smyrna Beach later in
the month.
Softball throw: (1) Delaney chobee "B", (4) Okeechobee "A'.
Osceola, (3) LexiWard. Long jump: (6) Cavell Camp-


Girls 11-12:
100-meter dash: (3) Thaddesha
Roberts, (5) Jenna Kissam.
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Johnson, (4) Emily Raulerson.
800-meter run: (2) Darian Pot-
ter, (5) HaileyBurkhalter.
4x100-meter relay: (3) Okee-


bell.
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(2) Jaryca Baker, (3) Martika
McDaniel.
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Aldermag.
200-meter dash: (5) Kelsey
Hammock
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Dubois, (5) Tyler Smith.
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Norsworthy, (5) Otto Ramirez.
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chobee "B", (3) Okeechobee "A".
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man, (5) Damien Castro.
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mons, (3) Cornelius Jarvis.
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Rodriquez.
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Kissam, (3) Alejandro Diaz.
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ers.
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enport, (6) Brandon Mullin, (8)
Algeron Morris.
800-meter run: (2) Marcos Fon-
seca, (3) Gilberto Orozco.
1,600-meter run: (1) Lionel
Jones, (2) Aaron Suarez.
4xl00-meter relay: (2) Okee-
chobee "A", (4) Okeechobee "B".
Long jump: (2) Adrian Valdez.
Softball throw: (1) Ryan Lott,
(3) Frank Colby.


Sports Briefs


Pop Warner grid
sign-ups slated
Pop Warner football and
cheerleading sign-ups will take
place at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex on June 24, July 1 and
July 15 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring
the child's last report card, a cur-
rent year physical from your
doctor and a copy of the child's
birth certificate.
For information, call co-pres-
idents James Shockley at (863)
634-3482 or Albion Crowell at
(863) 697-2576.

Oakview Baptist
sponsors sports camp
Oakview Baptist Church Will
sponsor a Sports CampJuly 10-'
14 at the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave.
There will be two separate
sessions. 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 feature softball for
girls and soccer for boys.
The cost of the camp will be
$60 per person all day (includes
lunch), or $45 per person for the
half-day session. The camp is
open to children age 4 through
sixth grade.
For information contact Rusty
Brooks at (863) 763-1699.
To enroll stop by the church
office at 677 S.W. 32nd St., or go
to the church web site at
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changes slate
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not be holding their monthly
bass tournaments during the
months of June, July and
August.
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Shawn Buckle and Garcian Brown


lIarcian Brown,
Mhawn Buckle
: Ms; Mae Palmer of Okee-
chobee is proud to announce the
engagement of her grandson Mr.
Shawn Paul Buckle, son of Mr.
hid Mrs. Gregory Buckle of Hobe
Sound, to Miss Garcian Alecia
Brown, daughter of- Ms. Arlene
hristie of Jamaica and the late
Glandon M. Brown.
The bride-to-be is a 1999 grad-
ate of South Fork High School
nd received her Bachelor of Arts


degree in History from Florida
Atlantic Uni'Kersit, in 2003. She is
a seventh grade Social Studies
teacher for Orange County Public
Schools in Orlando.
The groom-to-be graduated
from South Fork High School in
1999 and received his Bachelor of
Science degree in : Computer.
Information Systems from Florida
A & Ml Universitv in 2003. He is a,
software engineer for Concord
Management in Maitland.
The wedding will take place at
Port Salerno Church of God in
Stuart on Saturday, July 8, 2006.


George Aragon and Amber Ph
Amber Phillips,
George Aragon
Amber Barlett Phillips and
George Candido Aragon, both of
Washington, D.C., will exchange
wedding vows, Saturday, Sept. 2,
2006, at Universalist Natioinal
Memorial Church in Washington,
D.C.
The bride-to-be is the daughter.
of J.D. and Liz Goodlaxson of Oak
Ridge, Tenn., and granddaughter
of Janet Barlett of Oak Ridge,
Tenn.
The groom-td-be is the son of
Drs. Candido and Gloria Aragon
of Okeechobee.
The couple shares a. love of
travel, adventure and the great
outdoors. Some of their favorite
shared trips thus far include
Belize, Hawaii, Maine and the


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illips
,Smokies.
The bride-to-be is a 1996 grad-
uate of Oak Ridge High School,
where she was a National Merit
Scholar. She obtained a Bache-
lor's Degree in bioengineering,
magna cum laude, from the Uni-
versity of Pittsbuig in 2000, and
her Doctorate of Medicine from
Meharry Medical College in 2004.
She is a captain of the U.S. Army
Medical Center in Washington,
D.C.
The groom-to-be is a 1994
graduate of John Carroll High
School in Fort Pierce. He received
his Bachelor's Degree in zoolog\
from the University of Florida in
1998, and his Doctorate of Medi-
cine from Meharry Medical Col-
lege in 2004. He is a second-year
resident in internal medicine at
George Washington University
Hospital in Washington, D.C.


Robert Coker and Dee Roland
Dee Roland,
Robert Coker
Tina Boland of Okeechobee is
proud to announce the engage-
ment of her mother Dee Roland
to 'Robert E. Coker of Okee-
chobee.
The bride-to-be is employed as


a caregiver.
The groom is. employed by
CMA Land and Cattle Company.
The wedding is planned for
June 24, 2006, at Syble's Wedding
Chapel.
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8 LIFESTYLES The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June21, 2006


Red Cross manager Birth


earns special award


The American Red Cross is
pleased to announce that Debra
Riddle, manag- .
er of the Okee-
chobee Branch .
of the Ameri-
can Red Cross 1 ". -,
Greater Palm
Beach Area
Chapter, has _,
been awarded
the prestigious
Tiffany Award Debbie
for Employee Riddle
Excellence at
the Regional Level.
Riddle was awarded this
honor last month at the Red Cross
Southeast Region meeting in
Jacksonville. She was selected
from among the 112 Red Cross
chapters that make up the five-
state Southeast Service Area. In
2005, Ms. Riddle won the local


Tiffany Award and her nomina-
tion was then forwarded to the
Regional Section Committee for
this year's regional Level-Two
award.
"We are just delighted," said.
J.B. Hunt, interim executive direc-
tor of the Greater Palm Beach
Area Chapter. "This is a coveted
award because so few are given
each year. To have Debbie win on
the Regional Level is just a great
honor. We can't think of anyone
more deserving-her dedication to
the values of the Red Cross and to
the people of Okeechobee is
what the Red Cross is all about."
The award derives its name
from the three beautiful windows
created by the famous Tiffany
Jewelers and installed in the
Board of Governor's Hall at
National Red Cross headquarters
in Washington, D.C.


The three windows depict car-
ing, truth and fortitude.
The American Red Cross is a
humanitarian organization led by
volunteers who provide relief to
victims of disaster and help peo-
ple prevent, prepare for and
respond to emergencies. For
more than 80 years, the American
Red Cross Greater Palm Beach
Area Chapter which includes
Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee and
Palm Beach counties has been
providing shelter for families dur-
ing hurricanes, floods or fires, and
teaching First Aid, CPR, AIDS Pre-
vention and Water Safety.
To learn more about the work
of the Red Cross in communities,
or to make a donation, call (561)
833-7711 within the four service
counties, or contact their website
at: www.redcross-pbc.org.


Balin Roy DeVore
Balin Roy DeVore
Roy and Tabitha DeVore of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their son
Balin Roy.
He was born June 6, 2006, at St.
Lucie Medical Center in St. Lucie.
He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces,
and was 20 inches long.
Balin was welcomed home by
big sister Samantha.
Maternal grandparents are
.Roger and Victoria Hucker.of Lan-
denberg, Penn.
Paternal grandparents are Olive
Morgret of Okeechobee and John
DeVore of Hyndman, Penn.


Red Cross raises over $10,000


Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Ladies Guild holds social
The Ladies Guild of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus
Catholic Church in Buckhead Ridge gathered together
at The Clock Restaurant on June 12 for an end-of-the-
year luncheon and social. The officers of the Guild for
2005-06 are: (left to right) president Helen Rudin, treas-
urer Joyce O'Neill, secretary Marge Poe and vice pres-
ident Pat Gorney.


On Friday, June 9, approximate-
ly 55 people joined the Heroes for.
the Red Cross Chairman Donna
Huth of Big Lake National Bank for
the Heroes celebrations barbecue
at Quail Creek.
The barbecue celebrated the
successful month-long Heroes
campaign that raised more than
$10,000 for the Okeechobee
Branch office of the American Red
Cross, greater Palm Beach Area
Chapter.
Over 25 Heroes stepped up and
helped to raise funds for disaster
relief, assistance for fire victims,
emergency military communica-
tions, first aid and CPR training and
.disaster preparedness for our com-
rnunitv.
Two fundraisers were Billy Dean
and Teresa Chandler, who raised
over $3,200 for the Red Cross.
"It was a real pleasure to have
everyone from the local communi-


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ty come together and support their
American Red Cross," said Debbie
Riddle, Red Cross Okeechobee
branch manager. "Everyone here
had a great time. I would like to
thank everyone for their dedication
and fundraising efforts for our
community Red Cross Branch."
Heroes for the American Red
Cross is a grassroots campaign in
which local business people,
school groups, church groups,
civic clubs and individuals pledge
to raise $1,000 through any legal
means they choose for the local
Red Cross chapter.
The funds will be used to.sup-
port Red Cross services in Okee-
chobee County, such as disaster
relief, assistance for fire victims,
emergency military communica-
tions, first aid and CPR training and
disaster preparedness for the com-
munity.


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TAMPA Florida Department of
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Secretary Colleen M. Castille met
with leaders of the petroleum
industry to discuss fuel prepared-
ness plans for the 2006 hurricane
season.
Representatives from. British
Petroleum, Shell Oil, Chevron,,
Exxon-Mobile, Hess, Citgo, Mari-
trans, the Florida Petroleum Coun-
cil and the Florida Petroleum Mar-
keters and Convenience Store
Association renewed their commit-
ment to work with the state to
ensure adequate supplies of fuel
are available in the event of a
storm.
"By planning ahead, working
together and using fuel supplies


wisely, we can better prepare com-
munities .for the storm season,"
said Sec. Castille. "Establishing a
thoughtful process between fuel
companies and the state will also
help restore reserves quickly in the
event a hurricane or tropical storm
disrupts supply."
Florida's ports, including
Tampa and Miami, are expected to
maintain a fuel capacity to supply
the extra petroleum needed during
a major storm. On a normal day,
Florida consumes approximately
24 million.gallons of gasoline. In a
storm situation demand can dou-
ble as residents and visitors fill their
tanks and evacuate.
During a hurricane emergency,
fuel is replenished based on


agree to
regional priorities. Fuel is reserved
first for emergency crews and first
responders. Supplies are then
replenished at retail gas stations
with available power along major
transportation corridors and in
metro areas to support evacuees
returning to areas affected by the
storm.
During hurricane season, the
Florida Energy Office coordinates
fuel supply and priority delivery
requests by local governments,
law enforcement and healthcare
facilities throughout the state.
"Florida has worked diligently
with the petroleum industry to
learn from the challenges present-
ed during the 2004 and 2005 hurri-
cane seasons," said DEP Deputy


AP photo/University of Florida, Kristen Bartlett
Hurricane research :
In this photo released by the University of Florida, shingles and tar paper fly off the roof
of a vacant home near Gainesville as a custom-built wind machine pounds it with hurri-
cane-force winds on Wednesday, June 7. Part of a University of Florida-led hurricane
research project, the experiment was one of several aimed at learning more about how
hurricanes damage homes built before Florida adopted its first statewide building code
in 1994. Engineers also planned to test hurricane retrofits, such as reinforcements for
garage doors, to determine the most cost-effective ways that owners of older homes can
fortify them against hurricanes. .


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Secretary for Regulatory Programs
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ences during eight hurricanes and
four tropical storms in 14 months
underscored the importance of
energy to our daily lives."
During a storm event, con-
sumers are encouraged to be pru-
dent \%ith their gas consumption
and adopt the following practices
to conserx e supplies:
Do not make unnecessary
trips. Reduce non-essential travel
by combining trips.
Refrain from topping off tanks
daily -- a full tank should last a
weekwith average daily mileage.
If asked to evacuate, select a
safe destination close to home to
rianimizetra\el.
Conserve b\ -carpooling or
using public transportation
Do not fuel unnecessary
equipment like boats, RVs or.
portable containers.
Floi da's anticipated growth in
energy consumption, together
with its experiences during the
unprecedented storm seasons of
200-4 and 2005, underscore the
slate's vulnerability to interruptions
in fuel production, supply and
delivery.
In response, Governor Jeb Bush
this year spearheaded the 2006
Florida Energy Act a four-- ear.
$100 million plan to diversify the
slate's fuel supply and prr- mnte
energy. conservation and efficiency .
As the first comprehensi e step
toward .a diverse, reliable and
secure energy future, the Act
reduces regulatory barriers to spur
energy diversity and provides
rebates, grants and tax incentives
to stimulate the development of
alternative fuel technologies.
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Family Owned & Operated
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REPAIR ALL BRANDS
763-2220
317 WS Park Street
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SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Family & Civil Law
200 S.W. 9t Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570


Decorative Concrete Coatings
Hy.Tech Deck Inc.
863-697-2457
Licensed & Insured, License #1301.


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First United
Methodist Church
200 NW Second Street
(863) 763-4021
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200 N,W. 5th St.
863-763-3100


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Zeke Shreves
863-763-2957
863-763-0509
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FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
110 N.E. 5th St.
(863) 763-1994
Time & Temperature
763-0123


SHIRLEY'S
PERSONAL
CARE SERVICES
CNA's HHA-Companion
Bathing Transportation
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Plaza 300 Suite 320 NW 5th St.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-467-6399
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208 SW 51h Ave. Okeechobee
863-763-6742
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467-1200
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Attorney
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 3497,4
863-824-OLAW
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Living Word
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1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
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202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
763-7073A03262


SOCIAL SECURITY
DISABILITY BENEFITS
BEEN DENIED
LAW OFFICE OF
STEPHEN M. LEWEN

288-1300
OVER 26 YEARS REPRESENTING THE
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"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
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467-1809'
Cell: 610-0756
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"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98'" St. Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
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863-357-2368
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212 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-5800

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863-467*2917
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Licensed & Insured
Lic. #CCC057253
(863) 467-2382


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357-0303
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OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy,
Open 24 Hours



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Licensed Real I
Estate
Consultant
863-634-6797 A.-
104 NW 7h Ave.
Cmer Of SR 70 Wet
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Website: www.tucker-group.com

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Okeechobee, FL
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, June 16,
through Thursday, June 22, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Cars" (G) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and9 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
Ind 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2, 4:15, 7 and9 p.m.
: Theatre III "Garfield" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
4nd 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
t 2,4:15, 7and9 p.m.
: Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
-nd, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
t202.

Briefs

4arconon helps
jvith drug addiction
1 Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at
1-800-556-8885.

You can be a
volunteer mentor
( Help encourage a middle or
Migh school student to reach his
gr her full potential and become
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
$tock in Children Scholarship
program. It's a proven life-chang-
ing program that provides four-
year college scholarships to
servingg sixth and ninth graders
in local communities. The men-
tor meets with the student one
tour per week at his/her school.
Volunteer opportunities are avail-
able in Indian River, Martin, St.
Lucie and Okeechobee counties.
Please call the Indian River Com-
nunity College Foundation at
( 772)462-4786.

Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
jHouse. 800 N.E.72nd Circle .\,, is.
Looking for volunteers to 1'ork
wvith our adolescent boys. If you
hlave any free time or talents you
would like-to share, call Jordan
Oernay at (863) 357-0047.

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church
Lending Library at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W
Second. St. Entertain or educate
yourself; using 486 audiocas-
settes, including audio books,
plus Christian romances and 575
videos. Prepare.a paper on com-
parative religion, a book report,
programs for men, women or
children, a craft project or a Sun-
day school lesson. We use the
Dewey Decimal System, the
Same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we
an and do preview our media.
Currently, the library is staffed
Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30
p.m., and Wednesday evening
from 6 until 8 p.m. Contact Doris
Entry at (863) 467-1548.

Tree adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
s a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, .2229 N.W Ninth Ave.,
english as second language class-
fs, Monday -Wednesday from 9
a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
gation/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30
p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until
4 p.m.;One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park
$t., adult basic education/GED,
onday through Friday, from 8
a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle
School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Monday through Wednesday,
from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
ighth St., English as a second
language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.


Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
S FDLRS) Center now offers a
service known as Child Find.
Child Find helps find and identify
children up to 21 years of age
jvho may need special education
services. The primary focus is on
3- and 4-year-old children not yet
in a school setting. Child Find
provides free screenings on
ppeech and language, develop-
nent, vision, and hearing. For
information, contact Debbie
Wagner at (800) 358-8525.


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(863)634-5914 ,
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TERRIER, Small, Blac., Male
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CAT,.3 years old, female, tortie
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FREE DIRT- You dig & haul
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GUINEA PIGS (2) females with
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KITTENS, 1 male, 2 female
and Mother Cat.
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KITTENS- 4- 9wks old, m, 2f,
to good homes only
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KITTENS: Free to good
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trained, Cutest You Ever Sawl
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KITTENS, Free to good homes
only. (863)357-3878
LOVESEAT & RECLINER
CHAIR, Matching, Stuffed.
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neutered, all shots, Call
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pendable, Clean Drivers Li.,
DFW. Good pay, benefits,
401K (863)763-8391
ACCEPTINGAPPLICATIlONS:
Heavy Equipment/
Tractor Mechanic w/own tools.
Good pay w/benef its. 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.
All the miles you can legally
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All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
DATA ENTRY Work From
Anywhere. Flexible Hours.
Personal Computer Re-
quired. Excellent Career Op-
portunity. Serious Inquiries
Only (800)344-9636 Ext.
700.
DRIVER
Based out of Okeechobee.
CDL, Class A driver license,
flat bed to haul roof tile.
Hourly pay plus overtime.
Experience w/piggy back
preferred but will train. Full
benefits package. Fax re-
sume to (954)960-1347 or
e-mail lwagner@rooftile.com.
EOE/DFWP
Driver- HOME WEEKENDS.
Flatbed Drivers can earn
$950+/Week at PGT. Great
Benefits & Equipment. Stu-
dents with CDL-A welcome.
Call (866)838-3584.


Driver-HIRING QUALIFIED
DRIVERS for Central Florida
Local & National OTR posi-
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hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
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(800)741-7950.
Drivers: Did you average
$1.88 in your Tractor or
$1.45 in your Straight Truck
last week? Our drivers didi
Tri-State Expedited
(888)320-5424
Estimator, exp. for local con-
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edgeable in commercial
work, must know how to
read plans & do take-off.
Benefit pkg. incl., paid holi-
days, vacations, 401k &
health ins. avail. DFWP.
(863)467-0831 or fax re-
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judy@closeconstructioinc.com
Experienced Feed
Wagon Operator
needed for large dairy
farm for afternoon shift.
Call 863-763-2279
9:00 a.m. to Noon. DFWP


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HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

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


EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
& TRUCK DRIVER
Needed for Okeechobee
agricultural business.
(863)467-9929


FULL TIME PRIVATE DAY
CARE Needed for 8 month old
child starting in August. Please
call (863)634-3457


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Experienced. 863-697-3622
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore:
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and-
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South-
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
"* "-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Inurance -; *
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities :
-Training Program

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












DRIVER

NEEDED

Class A & B CDL Required.
Benefits Available.

Apply at
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2595 NW 8th Street



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



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 SW. Park St, Okeechobee Fl.

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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apply. Must have
good driving record..
Weekly travel req'd
in FL. Paid travel time,
overtime. Per diem,
DFWR Benefits,
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HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATORS
Exp. only need apply.
Scrapers, Loaders,
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Beach, Martin &
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have experience in carpentry,
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Must have valid Driver's Li-
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MECHANIC NEEDED
Sat Feed Mill. Experience on
SSemi Tractor Trailers a
, benefit; Benefits avail.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8t St.,
.Okeecnonee (8631763-5586

Mechanics

SWalpole, Inc.
Sis seeking a
Full-Time
! Truck Mechanic.
Work 5 / days
per week with
additional rotating
, on call during
A weekends.

Our local
f 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









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The Seminole Tribe of Florida
has openings for the position of
RN Case Manager at our Health
Clinics at our Big Cypress
& Brighton Reservations.
Coordinate home health care &
DME. Conduct home visits.
Oversee medical cases & provide
nursing services. Counsel patients.
Active FL RN license & BLS
cert. req. Primary care exp. pref.
Valid FL driver's license req.

Resume to:
gait man(@semtribe.com
or fax 954-967-3477.
Details (@ www.semtribe.com

Raulerson Hospital has been
serving the community for 27 years.
We ofer a full range of medical and
surgical services and state of the art
practices. Become part of our team and
you'll feel right at home in our friendly,
caring community Hospital.
The opportunities you want for
your career are waltngl
tFT- Housekeeper
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+PT & PRN -Dietary Tech
+FT -Nuclear Med Technologist
+FT -Ultrasound Tech
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+FT &PRN-Physical Therapist Assistant
For Consideration, please come to Human Resources and complete
and employment application Log on to wwwraulersonhosptalcomrn
for additional information & other opportunities. EOE"

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THERAPISTS WANTED- LI-
CENSED SLPS in Miami-
Dade and Broward counties.
Bilingual a plus. Per diem &
F/T. Bilinguals Inc. Child &
Parent Services,
(866)696-0999 x122
www.bilingualsinc.com.
TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDEDIII
Must have Class A CDL.
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
We're raising pay for Florida
Regional drivers! Home eve-
ry weekend! Home during
the week! Solid weekly
miles! 95% no touch! Pre-

planned freight! $.43 per
mile HEARTLAND EXPRESS
(800)441-4953 www.heart-
landexpress.com.
Zibeco Construction Corp.
Seeking 2 years minimum
Experienced Carpenters/
Framers. Starting Pay
$12to $15/hour.
Call Shaun 863-634-7428
Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00
How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifuleds


WILSON MILLER
WILSON MILLER with offic-
es in Florida's fastest grow-
ing regions, has immediate
openings for PSM to man-
age FOOT Transportation re-
lated projects in South
Florida. FDOT Survey proce-
dures, Microstation, Geopak
& CaiCE experience a must.
Survey CAD Technicians,
Party Cheifs, Instrument
men with like experience
also needed. In return for
your commitment to excel-
lence we offer excellent
salary and benefits including
Health/Life/Dental/Vision,
401K, ESOP, Tuition
reimbursement and more.
EOE/DFWP
Fax resume:
239-263-6445
wilsonmiller.com
or call: Karen @
239-263-6464 X7010



BASINGER AREA, P/T Horse
Exerciser: Experienced English
pleasure rider for exercising
horses needed 3 days a week.
Mornings only. Call M-F
6am-3pm (863)763-4723
Find It faster. Sn It soon-
er n the classllfeds

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Moaney Lenders 310
ax Preparation 315




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Services



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


Child Car


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


ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum-Roof Over
Seawalls
(863)634-2044
COMPLETE
SITE PREPARATION
Land clearing, fill dirt, pad
work; excavating & grating.
Free estimates.
(863)697-8071


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

-
CRIMINAL DEFENSE AC-
CUSED?? Need a Lawyer?
Trial Defense Attorneys 24
hrs DUI Traffic All Felonies,
Misdemeanors & Major
Crimes A-A-A Attorney Re-
ferral Service
(888)733-5342.


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


JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Eqmpment 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 1 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




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/WALL UNIT, Hot-
point 8,000 btu w/energy sav-
er, low hours. $160
(863)357-8788


BARBER CHAIR, Emil J.. Padair
Porcelain base w/foot rest,
all hydraulics work. $1000
neg. (863)697-0328
WASHER, Maytag, Early
1920's, gas engine, works
great. $650 (863)467-4328
Shop here first
The classified ads


DISHWASHER- Whirlpool,
Under the counter. Has 'a
black, almond panels. $75.
(863)763-7695 or 634-8037
FREEZER- Sears, top load-
ingexcellent condition $80
(863)763-1377
KENMORE WASHER/DRYER-
Fair Condition. $50/pair.
(863)357-3981
RANGE- Whirlpool, electric,
self cleaning, $100 or best
offer (863)675-0969
LaBelle
REFRIGERATOR, Good for soft
drinks. $50 (863)763-1370
REFRIGERATOR-W/ice mak-
er, good condition, $100
(8863)517-1974 La Belle
WASHER & DRYER, Maytag.
$400 (863)763-3451
WASHER/DRYER- Whirlpool,
Both in service. $175.
863)763-7695 or
34-8037



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



SHED- Wolly, 10'x12', $4K
new. Includes Extras. Asking
$2475. (863)634-5753
Okeechobee.


MANICURE TABLE: Wooden.
$100 or best offer,
(863)697-6618





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



ALL STEEL BUILDING SALE
"ONE WEEK LEFT!" 20x28
Now $4200. 25x32 $5800.
30x42 $9200. 40x62
$14,900. Beat next price in-
crease. Front eod optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.
PRE-ENGINEERED STEEL
BUILDINGS. 30x40 was
$13,200 now $6,800. 40x60
$21,860 now $10,520.
60x80 $36,120 now
$17,740. Other sizes up to
100,000 sf. Erection
Available. (800)720-6857



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
LADDER, Stanley, 6', like new,
$50.(863)634-8118
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Tolull Free (888)393-0335.
ROOFING PANELS Alum., 6,
5 @ 10'x4', 1 @ 10'x18", 3"
insulated, $600. Call
863-634-8608.
WINDOWS (4), Half round,
write, never used. $100
1863)983-7625 leave mes-
sage j,


SWING SET, Solid wood.
1 150 (863)612-4800


CLOTHING, Girls sizes 7-9,
Approx. 30 pc. $60 for all.
(86J1697-6618


BLOW UP RACE CAR: 1992
Rusty Wallace Miller. $125.
1863)675-1033 Leave mes-
iage. LaBelle.
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
13-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offerr! :863-763-8943.



COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
(863)843-0158
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257


BDRM SUITE: Lighted FulI/Qu.
neadnoard, long dresser w/
iOrii & mirror, armoire & night
sarnd $350 (863)467-9942
BED: Queen Size w/Mattress,
Box Spring & Headboard.
$25 (863)763-8085
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6


pc. w/ Queen Sealy Posture-
pedic Mattress. Antique Beige
Color. $1000. (863)763-9410
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $650
(863)763-8943
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $125. LeBelle
239-822-5955
DR TABLE, with 6 chairs, solid
wood, china cabinet, good
cond., $300 will sell separ-
ately. (863)983-4743
DRESSER W/MIRROR (6)
drawer w/matching (4) drawer
chest. $150 Call
863-675-4557 after 5:30PM
END TABLE SET, 3 pc., $75.
(863)357-0223 after 6pm
FOLDING COT, 39" 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 arid chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $.297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
Trom Home Depot
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress not included,
excellent condition, $150
(863)634-3069
RECLINER, Lazy Boy. $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 ed 3a 1 end and re-
cliner @ there oiner end 5,250
or best offer. (863)467-9942
SLEIGH BED- Twin compile,
no mattress, $35
(863)675-7105
Sleigh Bed, twin, solid wood,
whitewash; w/mattresses,
$300. (863)634-5943
SOFA & LOVESEAT- blue &
.mauve floral, exc cond,
Buckhead Ridge area, $125
neg (863)357-6113
SOFA & LVSEAT Royal
blue/beige, under warr., 2 side
tbls, 1 coffee -Must See-
$1200 (305) 345- 6741
SOFA BED, Good condition.
i75 j239)394-7005
SOFA, LVSEAT & RECLINER-
good condition, $300
(863)675-3699



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



BOWFLEX EXTREME, 6 mos.
old. $650 (863)634-5943
CIRCULARMATIC TABLE- Glo-
ria Marshall, Like new,
. $1400. (863)357-1183
EXERCISE BIKE- New Bal-
ance, 6.0, like new $300
(863)467-0668
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
TREADMILL Lifestyler 8 OES,
1.5 HP, 0-8 mph, step control,
auto incline, heart monitor.
$300 neg. Call 863-357-2549


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


LIFE CHAIR: New, Mauve col-
or, $1300 or best offer.
(863)517-1570 LaBelle


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from home. *Medical, *Busi-
ness, *Paralegal, *Comput-
ers *Criminal Justice. Job
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puter provided. Financial Aid
if 'qualified. Call
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neTidewaterTech.com.
BEER MEISER: Kenmore
Brand Holds 1 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
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
HOV A ROUND- easy to oper-
ate $2500 (863)357-0125
PARKING LOT SWEEPER-
Tow behind, Ready tc qo
Honda, Electric start, Used.
$2500:(863)467-4253
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.



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


COCKATIELS (3), $60 for all
or will sep. (863)763-2738
DOBERMAN PUPPIES, AKC
7 Black & Tan ,& 3 Red. Health
Certificates. Parents on premn-
ises. $450. (863)634-6097
DOG CARRIERS- 2 small, $30
will sell separate
(863)697-3090
JACK RUSSEL / BLUE HEAL-
ER MIX: Female, Approx. 1
yr. old. $100.
l863)357-2'829
LAB/CHOC PIT MIX PUPS-
healthy, $50 each,
(863)634-9245
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
SIAMESE KITTEN- Male,
shots & dewormed, $200
(302)242-8600

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items in
the classifelds.



JACUZZI, Large, outdoor, 6
p 'pile very .],ioid condition.
$250 86,3612-50i,'



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)675-0161
TV, 42" RCA, Excellent condi-
tion. $800 new, asking $400
(863)447-1198


AIR COMPRESSORS (2)
Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp,
,i y95 r biin will sep.
561 t.,-6-04-27
GENERATOR- Craftsman,
brand new, $600
(863)357-0125
GENERATOR TRANSFER
SWITCH, 200 amps, 250 v,
brand new. $1000
(863)763-3665


XBOX, with games, good con-
dition. $100 (863)634-8118


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing ii. add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
PAYING BEST PRICES
SPRAP GOLD SILVER &
LItJWAflTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT, Inexpen-
sive, For.back of car.
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Lawn & Garden 850
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Appaloosa Gelding, 12 yrs.
old, 14 hands, white w/leop-
ard spots, easy keeper, good
on trails, $950 or best offer.
(863)634-9751
BEAUTIFUL RED SORREL 1/4
Horse, 12 yro mare, great
manner,16 hands, $1500
inclds tack (863)357-1693
CHEROKEE, 13 yr. reg. spot-
ted saddle horse, all vaccina-
tions, negative coggins, gentle,
$1500. (863)467-4049
CORRAL, 7 or 8 pieces. Very
good condition. $700
(863)675-3054


863-467-1304
www.okeechobee-hose-trader.cornm
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Areat
Palamino Gelding, 15 hands,
Some work w/barrel & poles,
loves to jump, $1000.
(863)634-9314
PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand,
Barn & pastured, Not a be-
ginner horse. $1800.
(863)357-1945. Evenings
SILVER SHOW HALTER-
w/lead; horse size, $65
(863)763-6336 Okeechobee
SORREL MINI HORSE- 7yo,
gelding, $200
(863)763-0577.
YOUTH SADDLE- asking $400
or besi offer (863)902-8883



BEHIND THE SHED SALE
Lawn mowers. Edger, Yard
vac, Awning windows & more
$185. for ali (863)763-0120

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rocker measuirei 36 inches
Ldl by 24 inches wide b% 30
inches deep.
Outdoor Rocker plan
iNo 130i) $9.95
OutdoorFurniture Pack:
4 plans incl. 130
(No. C94).. $2595
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EDGER: Brand new. Gas pow-
ered. Only used 1 time. $100.
(863)357-1821
GRADER / SNOW BLADE, For
John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good condition. New $350,
Now $50. (772)971-9474
LAWN MOWER-Snapper 42-
ZTR Yard Cruiser. $375
863-763-6617
LAWN SWEEPER: $50.
(863)357-1821
LRG COMPUTER DESK- Ad-
justable height. Removable
top $50. or best offer.
(561)633-1371
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$800. for all, will separate.
(863)801-1666
ROTO TILLER- Troy Bilt,
12hp, w/attach,.elec start,
self prop, like new. $1200
(863)763-1377


CALVES: Shots, Wormed
$200 & up. Also Cows: Young
& Healthy. $400 & Up.
Will Deliver. 863-235-0838


Rentals

~~02 N JT


EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A,
For Single Person, furnished
w/ulities. $125 wk. + $300
sec dep Call 863-357-3274
N. of OKEE -2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee. $575
mo. 1st & sec. NoPets!Non
smoking envi. (863)467-1717
8:30am- 3:30pm, or e-mail
vldo sufirithenel net
New, 1/1 @ $750 & 2/1 1@
$850. Lease, References,
FLS. (863)763-5373
SW OKEECHOBEE, NEW 2BR
$850 & 1BR $750 for lease,
No pets or smoking Call
(863)634-37489


Brand New 3BR/2BA in Divie
Ranch Estaies Privae, quiet,
includes washer & dryer, lawn
& water system maintenance.
$1100/mo st, last & $500
sec (561)723-0661
CBS 2BR 2BA. W/D, Palio,
Boat Launcn Privale 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
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
Tile Liv. Rm., $1100. mo
Lawrence Associales.
1-800-543-2495
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new. tile tnrougnoul,
$1395/mo. lsT & sec, No pels
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
Okeechobee, 3BR, BA, 1 Gar..
Completely renovated, with
central air. $1400/mo. isi, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Side. 4 Bdrm.. 2 Ba, $1200
mo. + Ist, lasi, sec dep. &
refs Call Barry 772-216-1461

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OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy. $140/week
plus deposit, utilities included.
(863)467-0771
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helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers re more uc-
cessful people


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INRRl ~ Saturday, June 17th, 10-l2pm
Sale American Legion Placid Post 25,
Site 1490 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL

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Real [state



Business Places
Sale 1005
Commercial
PFoperty Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farmnts Sale -1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House .1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 10O0




Laundry Mat: Est. 25 yrs,32
washers / 33 dryers, Located
in pubic shopping center.
$225.000. 1863)634-3312



FSBO/ZONED COMMERCIAL.
Approx. 126ft. on Hwy. 710,
1 block from Hwy. 70, Prop-
erty is approx. 3/4 ac. has ta
solid CBS Building w/approx:
1000 sq ft. Ready for your
Business, Owners moving,
Want Ouick Sale. $175,000.
772-519-2263 For More Info


Across From Lake 0. New 3/2
CBS Home W'gar In nice
area WiComrm pool. Highr
ceilings, Lots-of tile, Corian
counters. Loads of storage &
mucr, more. Muve Right In!
$209,900. Call
561-762-2233.
BEAUTIFUL D/W on 5 Acres,
between LaBelle & Clewilon.
Hoise lenced Privdale Se-
cluded. Some owner financing
avail. $229,000. Call
239-297-5864
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2b3 dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof new (ap:,ei
thirouhoult, 1811 above
ground pool, FIa room &
screen room w,13lauzzi boar
rouse w.i111. lericed rear
yard, lull sprinkler -yslern'
Asking $160 Il (1100
(863)763-1673
cneck Out www elandersonr us.
CBS HOUSE: 3 Bdrm. 1 Ba.
~ Newly Remodelpd -
1694 NW 7in St $145 000
(863)824-2631 Owner Agent.
CBS HOUSE 3BR,'2BA on Irg
1ol New appl'. .ar lenriced
yard Greal inouu in qjuiel
area, rear sriuol' ar1
$155k Call Jorri
(561) 541-0055
OKEE HAMMOCKS: Brand
new' 3 BR. 2BA 2 Gjarge
appo,- 2100:Q II Frei-n .:
doors, Ile wood cabin.Et
splitl bDedr.om: riurnricarn,
shuners. 121 Avjil
Aslinrg $219,900
Call- Real Pro 800700-7242
or561-202-5911
OKEECHOBEE- 4br/2ba. w'de-
tacned oftice,'eticiincy, re-
modeled, new snmrgle rcol
desirable SW location, close'
to schools, 508 SW 19th St.,
$285,000, (863)634-2728
or (863)763-0740


ONE HOUSE TO MANY! 3br,
lba, & 2br 2ba, 2 swimming
pools, 1 boat house. 1 dock,
oth updated & new appl.
New paint inside & out. New
carpet, complete. Avail for
immediate occupancy. Call
for info. 954-801-6158 or
772-597-6158
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const., car-
port, storage shed, $265k.
561-236-0293.


1/4, 1/2 and 1 Full Acre Lots.
6, 7, and 13 Acre Parcels.
Fully Platted and buildable.
Highlands and Hendry
counties. Call Mr. Preston
(800)796-6569. 1
15 ACRE FLORIDA RANCH
ESTATE Only $69,900! Short
Drive to the Gulf of Mexico
Just Minutes from 1-10.
: Won't ia j i Call louwi
(866)950)-5263 Ei1650
FOR SALE: 42 acreI 1 I ml i
from hw;. 70 off SR 710.
Approx. 26 ac. of creek & 16
ac. dry. $550K 772-215-4630
OKEE., FSBO Taylor Creek
Waterfront CBS Home Ap-
prox. 2350 sq ft. Air Cond,
410 sq ft Screen porch, 675
'sq ft 2 car gar. 3br & 33b
LR w/Dining area. Lg FR,
Jfew Maple cabinets while
counters flew ihe 110015 L'9
laundry/pantry, Bonus rm.
New appl. Sec system,
sprinklers, Wood dock
w/Sea wall, Cement circular
driveway, New metal roof,
Paint & Landscape. Owners
moving Priced below re-
placement. $399,500.
7i2-519-2263 or Appi


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



ASHEVILLE, NC AREA HOME-
SITES 1 to 8 acre parcels
from the $80's: Gated, river-
front. Just outside Hot
Springs, NC. Awesome own-
ers' clubhouse. Nature trails,
river walk. Phase II Fall
2000. Preview now. Call
(866)292-95762
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN jNC MOUNTAINS
.FREE COLOR BROCHURE &
IJFORMATIO)j MOUNTAIN
PROPERTIES W, SPE(-
TACULAR VIEWS HOMES,
.CABINS CREEKS .5 I fvE..T-
MENT ACREAGE Criero'ee
Mounaiin GMAC Real E .liie.
18L0O)811.-5EJ68
BENT TREE GC, iii a,,'l Tenrini
Gated Community in the
North Georgia. Mountains
with Clubhouse, Pools, Lake,
Stables. Homes and'Lots
available. Craft, Inc.
(800)822-1966 www.craf-
trealestate.com.
Buyers Market Coastal North
Carolina 95-100% LTV Fi-
nancing Call CCL Inc. Realty
(800)682-9951.
"Cabin's, Land. and Much
More Ior Sale in the North
Georgia Mountains- Right at
Your Fingertips" www.North-
Georgia4Sale.com North
Georgia's Internet Market-
place.


Coastal Southeast Georgia.
Large wooded water access
marsh, view, lakefront, and
golf oriented homesites from
the mid $70k's. Live oak,
pool, tennis, golf.
(877)266-7376 www.coop-
erspoint.com.
Cool Western NC Mountains-
escape the-heat, hurricanes
and high prices. Homes,
cabins, lots acreage, invest-
ments. Prudential Great
Smokys Realty, Downtown
Bryson City. Call
(877)476-6597.
EUFAULA, AL WATERFRONT
1/2 to 3 acres from the 40's.
Gated with Planned club-
house, docks, and boat
ramp. 2 hours from Atlanta &
the coast. Rolling terrain,
beautiful hardwoods.
(866)882-1107.
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinhamon-
shore.com, (866)891-5163.
KY LAKEFRONT PROPERTY 1
to 40+ acre parcels from
the $40s. On Lake Barkley
near Land Between the
Lakes. Lakefront, view &
wooded sites. Phase II open
now! Call (866)339-4966,
Lakefront and Lakeview Prop-
erties Nestled in the hills of
Tennessee on the shores of
pristine Norris Lake. Call
lakeside Realty at
(423)626-5820 Or visit
iwww.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
LOOKING TO OWN LAND? In-
vest in rural acreage
throughout Amedrica; coastal,
mountain, waterfront proper-
ties. 20 to 200 acres. For
FREE Special Land Reports:
w w w.landbu years -
guide.con/fl.
NC MOUNTAINS- Gated com-
nuriry win, pniv3e river and
a*e a- tC'c.. Plus gorgeou.u
Tnounilain Iop views:, Swim,
', ri, re Fromrr 29,999.00
Call today (800)699-1289 or
www.riverbendlakelure.com.'
PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN
GEORGIA. ACREAGE RANG-
IIGO FROM 10 TO 10001
ACRES TIMBERLAND,
FARMLAND, AIND MIIjI-
FARMS. VISIT WWW.RU-
BUYINGREALESTATE.COM
OR CALL (866)300-7653.
PEACHSTATE GAL#2550.
Tennessee, N. Georgia. Su-
perb living opportunities/in-
vestments. Beautiful
mountain, valley, lake:
homes, cabins reItreas lois.
eslales. views, touldEr;
streams Waldorl & Co, Re-
altors. Chattanooga. Sewan-
ee. (800)489-2402.
www.walldorf.com.
VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres with
frontage on very large pris-
tine creek, very private, ex-
cellent fishing, canoeing,
good iacEis near New Rv-
er [dil t ale Park. .$39,500
Owner (866)789-8535
www.mountainsofVA.com
Western New Mexico Private
74 Acre Ranch $129.990
MI. views. trees, rolling nills,
Dd,.lureiarid, wldiil, borers
BLM. Picturesque homesite
at 6,700' elevation. Horse-
back riding, hiking, hunting.
Perfect family ranch, elec-
tricity. 100% financing.
NALC (866)365-2825.


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
8631697-31:190 1



BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/2BA,
No pets. 1 year lease required.
$650/mo. + $1200 sec.
(863)763-8535
Treasure Island, 2BR/1.5BA,
on water, lake access, $750
mo. incl. util. & yard maint.,
1st & last, $500 sec. dep.
(863)634-0230


Automobiles

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OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm.,1 Ba.
Mobile Home. Nice lot, fenced
back yard, front porch Will
lease w/option to buy. $700
mo. (863)634-3451.

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVse 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



BASS TRACKER- 94, 18' Pro,
75 hp Mercury. Trailer,
$3900. (239)633-7173
COBRA '92, Bass boat, 17ft.,
120hp Johnson w/trolling
motor, Shorelander trailer
w/new tires, fish finder, boat
cover, radio & more. $4750
Call Kim (863)467-4821
COBRA BASS SKI BOAT, '17',
140 Johnson Outboard, bi-
mini top, good trir., Must
Sell, $2500. (863)612-1648
JOHN BOAT-11' Fiberglass V-
haul, new paint, trailer. $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 2Q' boat, was
$2000 will take $700 or best
offer (863)763-5011
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
TRITON 25' BOAT- .115
Yamraha-4 stroke eng. w.. 100
hrs., 4 fishing chairs, Cover,
Dual wheel trailer. Great
Deal! $7000. Eng, is worth
more! Owner Moving.
772-519-2263


TRAVEL TRAILER- '95, Salem,
5th Wheel, Exc. cond. Very
clean, $4500 863-763-7727
or 772-263-1803


5TH WHEEL CAMPER- 89,
35' Coachman, needs some
work. $3000 call lor more
de1ailsI863)675-2844



OUTBOARD, 115hp Evinrude,
v4, power trim & tilt, stainless
steel prop, full control. Fresh-
water. $1300 (863)236-0100
TROLLING MOTOR MINN
KOTA ENJDURA 30 lb. Thrust
w/3allery $50.
(863)357-2988


HONDA SHADOW 750 -'83,
great shape, 23K, $1400 or
best offer (863)697-2198
VOLKSWAGEN TRIKE, Mint
cond. $15,000 invested,
asking $10,000.
YAMAHA 2002 VSTAR 1100,
2k, many extras. $5800
(863)824-0801
YAMAHA VIRAGO, '04, 250V
twin,1,100 mi., windshield
plus extras, showroom
cond., $2850.
(863)674-0149



HONDA RANCHER 2005, 4x4,
Automatic 4 Wheeler w/low
hours i,4300 561-722-7140
Okeechobee Area.
MANCO 260 CC '04, Less than
.100 hrs, comes w/trailer, will
consider trades $2200 neg.
(863)441-4534
It's never too late to Ibid
the perfect ulft. Look for



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 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)673r4594
CHEVY CAMARO RS '91, w/
T-Tops, V8 w/Edelbrock carb.
/Intake. New CD. Looks/Runs
great. $2500.772)971-9474
Chevy Camaro Z28, '84, no
motor, no trans., have title,
$ 3 0 0 .
772-359-2923/863-467-5401
CHEVY CAVALIER- '88, -1 Cyl,
Auto, A/C, Radio, Pwr door
locks 32-34 MPG. Some rust
$650. (863)675-1862 .'
CHEVY CAVALIER, '90, 4 dr.,
light gray, $900.
(863)674-0670 after 5pm
CHEVY LUMINA URO SPORT
1993, Runs good. $1300.
(8631763-7314 1
DODGE SHADOW '92, Auto-
matic, A/C works. new tires,
$1300 or best offer
(561)914-1660
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Colid A, C, 4 Door & 4 New
rir,. ',1000. (863)675-1754 -
FORD ESCORT '94, 2 door,
auto., a/c. $1000
(863)612-5037
FORD ESCORT STATION
WAGON, '95, $1200.
(863)634-4518
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
nieg 863l67.4-1409
MAZDA 626- 95, 4 door
2.0L, Auto, A.'C, All power w.,
new tires & bjnery 1,1001 ,oi
besi offer 8.,63-261-4538
MAZDA MX6 '90, Low rider.
New 17" rims/tires, 2 tone
gray. Auto. New trans., $1500
or best offer 561-305-3321
OLDS CIERRA '94, Runs good,
lusi rit 10i). 2nad owner non
smokpr ii'ts of extras. Must
see $1500 18631..34-6t,;6
OLDS CUTLASS. 69. 350
ROCril, runs good, rieos
paint job & tdm, i 2000 neg
(863)675-2759 ,
PLYMOUTH NEON '99, 5 spd.
Great car, great on gas. $1500
(81863)6. -3386 or
186116`4-8672'
PONTIAC FIREBIRD 1993:
Needs front nose. Runs great.
$1000 or ,.best offer.
(3021035-556
VOLVO 240, '92, $2500.
(863)634-4-1518


AUTO WANTED:
LOO'inii lo buy Anlique Car
Coriveriile, TriuEl, Pile e ajll
t954)561-27i6



CHEVY '78 3/4 4X4, On 40s
mudd truck, no title,
runs/drives good $2500 neg
(863)441-4534
FORD F-250 1982 6CYL, 4
speed granny low tranny.
Good mud/farm truck. $800
Call 863-697-3865
JEEP WRANGLER 1992 Brand
new engine. Brand new every-'
thing. Runs excellent. $10,000
or best offer. (863)697-6132


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


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



Call Sherri (863)763-6434


2003 EGO0
Golf Car
Gas, Shuttle,
Headlights,Taillights, Horn, .
Backseat, Extended Top


Call Sherri (863)763-6434



NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THF Rno'R1 OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
HI L P M TOTING ON THURSDAY, JUNE29, 2006 AT 10:00 A.M. IN THE AD-
MINISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE,
SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FL. A COPY
OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE
UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION-BY THE
BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING;
THAT PERSON.WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH
PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD
OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
:imrJ WHIrH iME APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING
U, 4i-'EH AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON
iHiL AuElt'A ''li WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY
OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT'S OFFICES BY CALL
ING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE
MEETING.
142776 ON 6/21/06


BUSHINGS-URETHANE, lor
Mu lrq *A 86-'93. & .n,:-:'
lower braces, sacriliie $150-
for all. (863)824-0801
CAB W/ ROOF RACK SLIDE
WINDOWS- burgundy, all in-
13i:t, on 11 Touvli Tacamij
$250 41-14 3121150955
DRIVE ON RAMP- you mu-il
remove ano hjul $125
(863)467-4328.'
EURO TAIL LIGHTS '00- Ford
Focus $75 call after 5pm -

FRONT END, for CJ5 Jeep,
with locking hubs. $50
(863)763-1370
Liberator All Terrain Truck
Tires, (4), LT245/75R16,
new. $200 (8631655-0030
SET TIRES- 4 37" Mi orn 3
lug ,mrn,. (2) 10- 22- emiTii
i;n' i ire s 10 for all, will
.ep (863)35;-391'i
TIRES 12) Biarid Jew 900-16
PoI.wer .i,,-,. $220.
(86f3)824-i:i735
TIRES, 275/45,'206Y Eagles,
w;20" rcrome rims & spin-
ners, exc. cond., $1500 firm.
(863)763-6369 bet. 6-9 pm
TIRES (4). lummie, w/irieavy
duly tmel SpOke wheels 8 lug,
36,1 ? 50,165 L kp new
$225 (863)357-8788
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota'Quad Cab, white. $450'
neg. (863)697-0328
TRUCK TOPPER: Fits Dodge
Dakota 6 Ft. Bed. $100.
863-824-0402
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.
23a9-770-6718.
DODGE 150 '93- runs great,
broken frame, will not turn to
the right $500 takes it
(863)673-1822
FORD 3501975 w/tow pack-
age. $1200. (863)824-0402
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $750 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.
FORD F150 XLT LARIAT, '89,
2wd, new tires, clutch &
paint, runs great, $2500.
(863)635-1144
FORD F250-'85, 4x4, Runs
good. Has Super Swamper
tires. no title, $1000 or best
offer (863)634-0187
FORD PU '88- 4x4, AC, PW,
PL, orig miles 82K, asking
$4350 or best offer. Must
Sell (863)467-6875 or
(863)634-5753 "


GMC PICK UP 1988., Aulo.-
l06', Clean' No rusi $2400.
or best oIulter. Call
(772)834-3084-f[ier 5pm

TRUCKS (6) F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors. $1800 or nest
offer. (561)633-1371 :


JEEP RHD 75- Ioute ready.
-eDuill rains, new rear
brile- tiies, painl, runs
oaod. $3000
'863)763-05 74005


DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 12X6.4,
New tires. Electrical wiring
included Iaered pini $550.
l86'3)6,O5.0161
UTILITY TRAILER, heavy duly.
woDp gale, Drand new
Srre';, $800 (863)357-108,0
WELDING TRAILER, w/booni
$1200 (863)763-3451


CHEVY STEP VAN '85- cus-
iom steel hell runs good,
12500 1863)635-7276 or
1863).528-3032 Frostprooi:
Ford Hightop Van. 89. V8.
013oa bed low pKg 178k
miles $2000 LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
FORD WINDSTAR 1995,
Cruise, Tilt, 7 passenger, 131K
Very dependable. $1800. neg.,
(863)357-3439
GMC VAN '91- 3/4 ton, h&s
some rust, runs & drives
reat, real strong work varn
800 neg. (863)763-4149 .
NISSAN QUEST 1993, V6,
Looks & Runs good. 227K, 7T
passenger. $1500.;
(863)763-8216 -

Public Notice



Publc Notice 5005'
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,,
Florida 34972 on July 7,.2006, at 9:00
A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute.
713.78 for unpaid towing and storage,
charges. Year, make, model and vr
are as follows.
1985 Ford Ranger
VIN#IFTBR10S9FUA44621
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks:
will be accepted. Seller reserves the,
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE,
Said automobiles will be sold in 'As Is",
condition with no guarantee's. ,
143266 0N 6/21/2006 .


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Bill Black

W&W Lumber scholarship
Savannah Higgins (left) accepted the W&W Lumber
scholarship from Bill R. Black, career counselor at Okee-
chobee High School (right) during the high school's
Scholarship Night presentations.


Community Events

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

Democratic Party meeting slated
The Florida Sheriff's Youthi Ranches will be the main topic at the
Thursday, July 13, meeting at the Okeechobee Democratic Party. The
guest speaker will be Mr. Cliff Brooks. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at
Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call (863) 357-8680.

Fountain of Life plans VBS
The Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will hold its vacation
Bible school July 24-29 from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme for this year is
Cruise the Amazon A Journey to Discover Jesus. For information, call
(863) 763-6602 or (863) 467-5503.

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

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 Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Bill Black

Memorial scholarship
Nicholas Thompson (left) accepted the Lions Club-John-
ny Mack Kinsaul Memorial Scholarship from Wayne
Clark (right) during Okeechobee High School's Scholar-
ship Night presentations.


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