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Sales of existing
homes fall in May
WASHINGTON (AP) -
Sales of existing homes fell for
the third time in the past five
months in May, with the weak-
niess led by a big drop in
demand in the Northeast.
The National Association of
Realtors reported Tuesday that
sales of previously owned
homes dropped by 1.2 percent
in May to a seasonally adjusted
annual rate of 6.67 million units.
The median price of the
homes sold in May rose to
'$230,000 in May, up 6 percent
from the same month a year
ago. That represented a slow-
down from huge double-digit
price gains last year at the peak
of the housing boom. Page 2
(AP) Roger Federer won his
record 42nd straight grass-court
match Tuesday, beating
SRichard Gasquet 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to
open his bid for a fourth con-
secutive Wimbledon champi-
The top-ranked Federer
bloke the record he shared with
Bjorn Borg, the five-time Wim-
bledon champion who won 41
straight matches on grass from
"It's nice to get any streak,"
Federer said. "I'm still going, so
even better if I can maybe post-
pone it and make it even last
longer. I'm surprised myself
. I've kept it that long. To come
through today was my only
wish, not to break the streak,
but to have it come together is
nice." Page 6
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Governor OKs The Grove
to becoming reality
By Pete Gawda
The Grove, a proposed self-
contained community in the
northeastern portion of the coun-
ty, came nearer to becoming real-
ity on June 26 when Governor
Jeb Bush signed into law the cre-'
ation of The Grove Community
District under Chapter 189 of the
Earlier,. the bill had been
unanimously passed by the Flori-
da house and senate.
The Grove is a development
planned by the Barron Collier
Companies and Evans Proper-
Katie Sproul of the Barron
Collier .Companies called the
action "the first step in a number
of steps" before The Grove
becomes a reality.
This is the first step in the cre-
ation of infrastructure that will
allow The Grove to build and
maintain its own roads, water
management system and land-
The next step in the formation
of the district will be to hold an
initial landowners meeting to
elect the initial board of supervi-
At first, the board of supervi-
Vacation Bible School: Students visit Bethlehem
Okeechobee News/Helen Chason
The Tribe of Naphtali members gathered for a moment, before, entering the Bethlehem
Village marketplace. The children are: (right to left) Jimmy Walls, Cody Carden, Tristen
Anderson, Devon Hillard, Damian Woodard, David Garner, and Dalton Hillard. They were
one of twelve tribes that explored the marketplace, at the Seventh Day Adventist
Church, Monday evening.
Two members of the Judah Tribe (in no particular order) perek Hines and Andrew
Hines) with shop keeper Josie Cleghorn look over the music wares that were in the
market place in Bethlehem Village, Monday evening. Even with the much needed rain,
about 25 youths participated in the Bethlehem adventure that is being held all this week
at the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
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sors will be representing only the
developers. However, Ms. Sproul
stated that this is the beginning of
a process whereby the board will
eventually consist of elected rep-
resentatives of the homeowners.
Developers will also have to
secure South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD), per-
mits. Even though there are no
wetlands or environmental
issues associated with the prop-
erty, the permit will be con-
cerned with a water manage-
ment system that will consist of
storage and treatment of water.
Several lakes will be built in the
development of The Grove.
Barron Collier has been
involved in citrus, cattle, vegeta-
bles and sod in southeastern
Florida for many years. Recently,
they branched out into property
development and the companies
are developing the planned com-
munity called Ave Maria in Collier
See Grove Page 2
prey to seam
By Eric Kopp
June 16th was a great day
for Sabrina Hunt. Not only
was it her birthday, but she
had just been notified that she
had won over $250,000 in an
online sweepstakes game.
Life was good.
"I told my whole family. I
thought, finally, my husband
and I would have our own
home and pay off our bills,"
said,Mrs. Hunt, 25, Tuesday.
But, those hopes were
dashed when she learned the
whole thing was a scam. And,
instead of winning .over
$250,0'00 from game called
American Sweepstakes, she
actually had lost $3,845. And
instead of telling everyone
about her good fortune, she's
talking to detectives...
"I was floating for a week
- telling my family I was
finally going to have some-
thing," she said.
"' Anything that comes from
out of country that says you've
won something, you'd better
beware," cautioned Detective
M.D. Faulkner of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), 'who has been
assigned the case. "This is the
old Canadian scam."
On May 29, Mrs. Hunt
received a letter from North-
AM Disbursement Inc., in
Ontario, Canada. The letter
stated that .she had just won.
$250,780. Along with -that let-
ter was a check for $3,845.65.
The letter also directed the
Okeechobee woman to send
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Traveling tribe members stopped at the marketplace to
get much needed refreshments from shopkeeper Melis-
sa Miller. About 20 youths attended the first day of the vil-
lage times Bible school, and enjoyed going from shop to
shop to learn about the foods and wares that were in the
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Fountain of Life plans VBS
The Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will hold its vaca-
tion 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 invit-
ed. For information, call (863) 763-0437.
Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c)(3) organization is looking for two to
three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests,
peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
on Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set an
appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second
language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W.
Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as
a second language classes, Monday-Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.;
Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will
be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet.
For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee
County Library at (863) 763-3536.
Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes are
currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday,
from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
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the company a check for $3,264
to pay for processing fees and
"I thought we were making
$600," she said. "I went to. the
bank and cashed the check. I
assumed it was real because
they cashed it."
The mother of a 10-month-.
old girl and a 5-year-old boy then
called the company and spoke
with a woman named Tina.
"She told me to get two
money grams and send one to
Brock Smith and the other to
Walter White for $1,600 each,"
said Mrs. Hunt. "I then calledher
back on her direct line with the
confirmation numbers and she
said I would get a call in 24 hours
with a tracking number so that I
could track it (her check)."
After that, she and her hus-
band Wayne made several calls'
to the company.
"They would give us the
runaround and said-we would
have to talk to Tina," said Mrs.
Hunt. "They said the check was
sent. So we called Fed Ex but
they said they had no record of it.
"We were never able to talk
to Tina again," she said.
She then called the Better
Business Bureau in Canada and
was told that five complaints had
been filed against North-AM Dis-
buisement, Inc., in the last 36
Mrs. Hunt went to her bank
and was hit with the badc news
- the check was no good. Bank
officials also told her that they
thought this was a scam and had
frozen her account. She now
owes them over $1,600.
"They are letting me make
payments on that," she said soft-
ly. "We have a little trucking
business my husband hauls
sod and I had just deposited
our bill money on Friday, June
23, and I thought we were doing
all right and were ahead of the
Now she's not only worried
about how she's going to pay the
bills at the first of the month, but'
she doesn't know how many of
her checks will be returned for
She has since filed police
reports in Canada and with the
"A lot of people believe just
because the bank cashed the
check that it's good but, that's
not true," said Detective Faulkn-
er. "And, unfortunately, we don't
have the resources to go to
Canada to a post office box -
we just can't do it. We.have to
rely on governmental agencies."
Mrs. Hunt said she got
involved with North-AM Dis-
bursement, Inc., while playing
sweepstakes games online.
"Mostly Publisher's Clearing-
house," she said. "When you go
to them, other sweepstakes pop
up. I was downloading some
games and they popped up -,
After her numbers were
picked, she was instructed to
enter her name, address and
phone number. She was later
notified that she had won.
"I thought I really did win,"
Since then, she has since
used her computer to try and get
in touch with the company or
find out more about them.
On Monday, June 26, she
called the company and a
woman named Megan
"I told her I didn't know what
was going on and that this was a
scam. And then she said she had
worked there for three years and
that this wasn't a scam," said
Mrs. 'Hunt. "So I told her the
bank and the sheriff's office
both said this was a scarm. She
then hung up on me.
"I would really like to bless
them out, but I can't get hold of
anybody," she added.
She said it breaks her heart to
know that there are people
doing this to other people.
"I don't know how they sleep
at night," she said.
As for playing sweepstakes
online, that's over.
"I will definitely not be on my
computer playing any more
sweepstakes or games," she
She also cautioned others
that may be playing these games
online to do some serious inves-
tigating before they give their
money to anyone.
"People get really evil when it
comes to money," she said.
And even though the out-
come of her ordeal may not have
a happy ending, she hopes that
by telling her story it will. keep
someone else from falling prey
to this type of scam.
"I really hope this saves some
people from going through what
I'm going through," she said.
Unfortunately, said Detective
Faulkner, Mrs. Hunt's story is not
likely to have a happy ending.
"A lot of these cases end up
with the people not getting their
money back," said Detective
But, Mrs. Hunt is not going to
quit not yet. She's going to
keep calling North-AM Disburse-
ment, Inc., and trying to get her
"That's about the only thing I
can do," she said.
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County near Immokalee.
Now they are partnering with
Evans Properties, the group that
owns the land known as The
Grove, to create a similar planned
development. Evans Properties
has land holdings in eight coun-
ties and is among the largest cit-
rus growers in the state with
When he first announced his
plans before the Okeechobee
County Economic Council on Jan.
5 of this year, Paul Marinelli, presi-
dent and chief executive officer of
the Barron Collier Companies,
said that instead of creating urban
sprawl, they were crating, a self-
contained community. The
planned community would have
a town center containing such
things as a grocery store, dry
cleaners and other necessary
Mr. Marinelli stated that the
project would create jobs for
Okeechobee residents. He said
3,000 or 4,000 service oriented
and professional jobs will be
available by the time the project is
The planned project will con-
sist of 5,700 acres and 1,500 hous-
ing units and is estimated to take
15 to 20 years to complete. A turn-
pike exchange will be built that
will connect the access road to
the community from U.S. 441 N.
Ms. Sproul said the details of
that exchange have yet to be
worked out and approved by
The property in question is
bounded by the St. Lucie County
line on the east and on the north
by the Indian River County line
and the Florida Turnpike. There is
currently no public access to the
property. It is located about a mile
east of the end of N.E. 304th St.
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Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to
identify the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business
owners located in the downtown local planning area (LPA),
which is the target district for data input. Businesses outside the
LPA are urged to participate.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritiz-
ing projects that will help the business community direct issues of
concern to the proper authorities. '
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website
www.mainstreetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive
Director Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
ASR ground-breaking ceremony planned
OKEECHOBEE A ground breaking ceremony for the Lake
Okeechobee Aquifer Storage and Recovery Pilot Project will be
held Thursday, June 29, at 10 a.m. at Scott Driver Park on S.R. 78 W.
Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the HOME Agairi Loan Program, which
helps homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged
or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in
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 appoint-
ment only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie
Vazquez at (863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing
Inc. office is open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Homebuyer classes held each week
OKEECHOBEE The USDA, rural housing service, can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing mortgages for very low and low-
For prequalification for this loan, call (863) 763-3345 to
reserve your seat for one of our homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednesdays, starting at 9 a.m.
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Edward Raymond, age 78, died,
June 25, 2006, at Martin Nursing
and Restorative Care in Stuart. Mr.
Raymond was born in St. Augus-
tine and was a resident of
Indiantowh for many years. He
was employed as a lineman for
Florida East Coast Railroad.
Mr. Raymond was preceded in
death by his sister, Elizabeth Miley
He is survived by; brother,
David Raymond of Okeechobee;
special nieces, Lizzie (Mercy) Perry
of Indiantown, Bertha (Alex)
Wright of Fort Myers; and, special
nephew.Hallie (Mary) Miley: of
Graveside services will be Fri-
day, June 30, 2006, at Port Mayaca
Cemetery in Port Mayaca.
Services entrusted to Funerals
Lucien Ouellette, age 82, of
Pahokee, died June 14, 2006, in
Belle Glade. Mr. Ouellette was born
Feb. 10,-1924, in New Hampshire..
Friends may sign the guest book.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
. chobee Funeral and Crematory.
John Jenkins Cass
John Jenkins Cass, age 98, of
Okeechobee, died June 26, 2006,
at Okeechobee Health Care Facility.
Mr. Cass was born April 13, 1908,
he was a charter captain. Mr. Cass
proudly -served our country in the
United States Navy.
No visitation or services will be
held. Friends may .sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
Don Stephenson, age 73, of
Moore Haven, died June 23, 2006,
at his residence. He was born Nov.
8, 1932, in Linn County, Iowa and
had been a resident of Moore
Haven for the past twenty years; He
was a member of the First United
Methodist Church of Moore Haven,
the Blue Lodge, the Masonic Lodge
of Moore Haven, and the Ancient
Landmark Lodge #200 in Olin,
Iowa. He enjoyed fishing and
He is survived by: his loving
wife of 53 years, Bethany A.
Stephenson; daughters, Cynthia
Stephenson (Jay) Gibbs of Virginia
Beach, Va., and Su Ann Stephen-
son (Leroy) White of -Moore
Haven. He is also survived by his.
grandchildren, -Nathan P. (Julie)
Howard of Grimesland, N.C., Heidi
A. (Joshua) Parson of Moore
Haven, Matthew Stephenson-Her-
rman of Greenville, N.C. and Haley
Ahnn Stephenson-White 6f Moore
Haven. In addition, he is:survived
by his great granddaughter, Kayla
Lynn Howard of Grimesland, N.C.,
and his brother, Joe Stephenson of
Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The family has decided not to
hold visitation or services at this
time. In lieu of flowers, the family
has requested donations be made
in his name to either Hope Hos-
pice, 100 W.C. Owen Ave., Clewis-
ton, Fla. 33440, or to the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church of Moore
Haven, 300 Ave. L. S.W, Moore
Haven Fla. 33471.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
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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 has started work at the intersection of N.W. Fifth
Avenue and NW. 22nd Lane. Streets will be closed seven to 10 days.
The company will be cutting the road for a Sanitary Sewer Project.
N.W. Fifth Avenue will be closed to north/south traffic and N.W. 22
Lane will be closed to eastbound traffic through traffic at N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information, call Ray Parker at (863) 634-1136, Brad Good-
bread at (863), 634-2121 or the office at (863) 763-2838..
Church hosting Bible adventure
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4,12 N.W. Sixth St., will hold. it
Bible times village adventure June 27-29 from 6,until 8 p.m. Bring you
entire family to Bethlehem.Village and dress in your robes or tunics sc
you will fit right into the Bible times setting. To register your family fo
this adventure, call (863) 357-3680.
Peace Lutheran plans VBS
Peace Lutheran Ministries will host a vacation Bible school June 27
30 from 6 until 8 p.m. The theme will be All Aboard the Gospe
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 c
June. The next. camp dates' are June 27-30, The cost is $100 pe
camper, and campers should provide their own snacks and lunch. Fo
information, contact Sue Arnold at (I863,i 7634-1630.
Fort Drum plans B.O.O.T Camp:
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will hold its vaca
tion Bible school June 27-30 from 5.30 until 9 p.m. The theme for thi
years' event is Truth Quest B.O.O.T. iBiblical Outlook and Outreacl
Training). There will be games, snacks, crafts, fun, skits music an<
more in a fun Army boot camp setting. This is a free camp for youth
ages4to 12. For information, call (863. 467-1733;
Coalition finance group to meet
The finance committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indial
- : River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties, Inc., will meet Wednesday
June 28, at 10 a.m. at the Early Learning Coalition Conference Room
2415 S. 29th St., in Ft. Pierce.
Main Street meeting scheduled
The Okeechobee Main Street general membership meeting will bE
held at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ae on .\ednes
day, June 28, at noon.
Healthy Start offers parenting classes
The Okeechobee Health\ Start Coalition will be offering parenting
education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant w omen and parent
are encouraged to attend. The classes will be held June 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 class
es. You must attend all six classes to get a Certificate of Completion. N(
child care will be available. For information, call I86 3 1462-5877.
Coalition panel will meet
The program quality assessment committee ol the Earl\ Learnin
'Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties, Inc., wil
meet June 29, July 6, and July 13 at 9 a.m. at the Early Learning Coali
tion Conference Room, 2415 S. 29th St., in Ft. Pierce. .
Gambling is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, July 1
starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at I and 6 p.m. on WWF.
91.7 FM and on 100 3 FM. The guest will be Pat Fowler, executi e direct
tor for Florida Council on Compulsi\e Gambling i.FCCG). The topi
will be educating the public on gambling addiction. Internet gambling
%will also be discussed. The FCCG Hotline is 1-888-ADMIT-IT; or, go t(
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ts Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
ur groups meet 'from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
o Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Dr Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
menf, 1798 N W. Ninth Ave., from'5 until 6 p'm. with Irene Luck as
the, group facilitator There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
el A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion..
er Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday.from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
of the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
er Margaret Smith at l863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
AA. 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
a- Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-'
is ed in finding who your ancestors are welcome to attend. There is
h Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
d Death Index and military information available For information, call
is (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m.r in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. 'For information, call 1863) 763-
n. Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until I p.m. at
y, Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
n' public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863)
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-
e 4923, for information.
s- Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 4.07 N.W
Third Ave. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
g relationships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call
ts Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at 1.863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
5, Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m. until
E- noon at the One Stop Center,'l23 S.W Park St.
s- Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second Lan
0 guage classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart"
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
g Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family memrnber is
ll welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
i- opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St.
For information, call (863) 467-2321.
R Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
- meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
c Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call 1.863.1 634-4780 or
g (863) 467-5474.
o Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until, 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are
$5 for members and-$6 for guests. For information, call Fran at.(863)
,382-6978 orJuana at (863) 471-9795.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 NKW. Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Thiswill be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. This will be an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anon Helps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)
A.A meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.,
at the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride at 8
a.m., weather permitting. For information on- the ride for the week
or any questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841,
Holly Stewart at (863) 6.10-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
AA meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Luther-
an Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox
* at (863) 763-3296.
Legion forming new unit
American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St., of Okeechobee has
formed a new unit that \ill 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. Applications 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 l86.3 63-1-6012.
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 86.31 763-8859; or, (863) 697-
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part
of a committee thai 'ill plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To
become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (863,1 610-
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. Parrolt 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 pressure 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
Sennaat (863) 462-5180, for information.
Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their residence,
The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot Shearwa-
ter boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki outboard and an
aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at Eli's West-
ern Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appli-
ance, 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 available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations
for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the fundrais-
er will go to Shriner's programs.
Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please
send information via e-mail to: ohs firstname.lastname@example.org
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).462-51.83, 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; Marion
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 pro-
vide 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.
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Seventeen junior golfers participated in the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club's junior pro-
gram during the week of June 19-23. They were (kneeling in first row left to right) Chris
Simpson, Tristan Mavroides, Alex Pluskot and Trevor Nelson; (second row left to right) Han-
nah Raulerson, C.J.'Sheffield, Emily Raulerson, James Steiert, Max Norman and Tad Nor-
man; (third row left to right) C.W. Simpson. Kylie Shirley, Lacy Altman, Dalton Griffin, Chance
Murphy and Will Corona. Their instructors were (back row) Terry Lanman, PGA instructor
and Daniel Lanman, PGA instructor. Because of the enthusiastic response to this program,
there is a very good possibility that there will be another program toward the end of July or
the beginning of August. Those who are interested should contact the golf shop at (863)
Pop Warner grid
Pop Warner football and
cheerleading sign-ups will take
place at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex on 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 doc-
tor and a copy of the child's birth
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863)
634-3482 or Albion Crowell at
sponsors sports camp
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor a Sports Camp July 10-
14 at the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave.
There will be two separate
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 ses-
sion Will be. from I 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
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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"Pops" Canevari, one of the Vanessa Johnson; Little Miss, Mariah Aguirre; Petite Miss, Jenna Rodriguez; Junior Miss,
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The Okeechobee County Fire
Rescue volunteers held their 11th
Annual Mr. and Mrs. Firecracker
Fundraiser Beauty Pageant on Sat-
urday, June 17,2006. The proceeds
from the pageant are used to pur-
chase firefighting equipment and
fire prevention material for the chil-
dren of Okeechobee.
According to the coordinators
Donny Arnold and Darlene Stokes,
this year's participation was lower
than normal, due to not having a
pageant for t w'o years for various
reasons Another pageant is being
planned for next \ear.
This year's pageant was dedi-
cated to one of ihe fire rescue vol-
unteers who died in October, 2005,
Gary "Pops" Canevari. The volun-
teers nMiss him tremendously and
no one can replace him. .
The Baby Miss contestants in
the birth to 11 months age were
Miss Photogenic, Mya Billie; Best
Dressed, Topangia Gould; and,
Most Beautiful, Topangia Gould.
The Baby Miss Firecracker was
Topangia Gould and the Baby Miss
Firecracker Princess was Mya Billie.
, In the Toddler Miss Division
with children ages 12 to 23 months
the winners were: Miss Photogenic
and Best Dressed, Lelani Burton.
Most Beautiful went to Syleena
Lawson. Toddler Miss Firecracker
was Lelani Burton; and, Toddler
Miss Firecracker Princess 'was,
; The Tiny Miss Daision w as for
contestant's ages 2-. \ears ol age
Miss Photogenic was Madelyn
Williams; Best Dressed and Most
it ,; .
Lelani Burtori won the title of
Toddler Miss Firecracker.
Beautiful was.Vanessa Johnson;
Tiny Miss Firecracker was Vanessa
Johnson; and. Tin\ Miss Firecrack-
er Princesswas Madeln \\illiams.
Little Master Division was. for
contestants ages 2-3 years of age.
.Overall winner for Mr. Photogenic,
Best Dressed, and Most Handsome
was Derek Rucks. Derek Rucks
was also crowned Little Master
Firecracker with Kiowa Garcia
named Little Master Firecracker
Prince. : : .
-Little Miss Division with girls
ages 2-3 earning titles were: Mariah
Aguirre for Miss Photogenic. and
Best Dressed; arid, Kayleigh Ihinger
Topiangia Gould won the title
of Baby Miss Firecracker for
for Most Beautiful.. Mariah Aguirre
was selected as Little Miss Fire-
cracker; Krysta Burton as Little
Miss Firecracker Princess; and,
Kayleigh Ihinger was Little Miss
Firecracker (second alternative).
The Masters Division with boys
ages 4-6 years of age. earning titles
were: Mr. Photogenic, Jimmy Walls
III; and, Best Dressed and Most
Handsome Ozzy Osceola. Ozzy
Osceola was selected as Master
Firecracker and Jimmy Walls III,
was selected as MasterFirecracker
The Petite Miss Division was for
girls between the ages of 7-9.
Tiffany Bowers was named Miss
Photogenic, with Jenna Rodriguez
named Best Dressed and Most
Beautiful. Petite Miss Firecracker
for this division was named Jenna
Rodriguez, Petite Miss Firecracker
Princess was Tiffany Bowers; and
Petite Miss Firecracker 2nd alter-
nate Jennifer Treece.
The Junior Miss Division con-
testants were ages 10-13 years of
age. Jessica Treece was Miss Pho-
togenic. Katelyn Oden received the
Best Dressed and Most Beautiful
titles. Junior Miss'Firecracker was
Katelyn Oden and Junior Miss Fire-
cracker Princess was Jessica
The Miss Division contestants
were girls ranging in ages from 14-
20 years. Danielle Mears won Miss
Photogenic, and Rachel Holt won
Best Dressed and Most Beautiful.
Miss Firecracker for 2006 is
Danielle Mears with Rachel Holt
named MissFirecracker Princess.
Overall high point winner was
Derek Rucks, he has the highest
points in the contestant and
received a $100 savings bond. The
Cover Queen selected was Tiffany
Bowers and she received a $100
savings bond. The first runner-up
was Lelani Burlon. The Ad Sales
winner w\as Topangia Gould and
the first runner-up was Kiowa Gar-
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sales \\inner \\ as Vanessa Johnson
and' the alternates were Derek
Rucks, Topangia Gould, and
Syleena Lawson. -
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coalition votes in
new county coordinator
Okeechobee News/Helen Chason;
Perfume shopkeeper Melissa Harden (right) and appren-
tice Tristen Anderson (left) look over the perfume wares
at the village in Bethlehem. Many shoppers attended the
marketplace at the Bible village. The Seventh Day Adven-
tist Church held their Bible adventure in the evening so
families could attend with their children.
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The Okeechobee Substance'
Abuse Coalition Voted in their
new county coordinator, Valerie
Marone, at their June 13, coali-
The coalition's vision is: Our
coalition is working together to
save minds and lives by eliminat-
ing substance abuse in Okee-
Mrs. Marone a resident of
,Okeechobee and a member of
the coalition this past year
replaces Mary Johns the former
county coordinator, who due to
work constraints is stepping
down. Mrs. Johns plans to stay
very involved with the coalition
and has volunteered to become
part of the Coalition
Mrs. Marone reports that the
coalition is inviting everyone in
the community to get involved in
coordinating the substance
abuse prevention planning for
Okeechobee County. The next
meeting will be held Tuesday,
July 11, at the Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St.
Lunch will be served at 11:30
a.m. and the meeting will be
from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
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Landen Meyers Doyle Brenden, and Ethan.
Justin and Shelly Doyle of Maternal grandparents are
Okeechobee are proud to John and Barbara Sacra of Okee-
announce the birth of their son, chobee and Fran and Betty Payne
born June 14, 2006, at St. Lucie Paternal grandparents are Joe
Medical Center in Port St. Lucie.
inches long at birth. Great grandparents are Gloria
Submitted to Okeechobee News Landen was welcomed home LaFlesh of Clayton, N.C. and Del-
Landen Doyle by his three brothers, Christian, phia Sanders of Fairmont, W.Va.
Michael and Leia Uleski.
Leia Michele Singleton and
Michael Jon Uleski were joined in
marriage 'on Sunday, May 14,
2006. The bride is the daughter of
Dee Hamilton of Okeechobee
and Ron Singleton of Oviedo. She
is also the granddaughter of N.C.
and Edith Singleton of Winter
Submitted to Okeechobee News
The groom is the son of Steven
and Laurie Foster of Pennsylvania.
The wedding was held on the
outdoor deck at the Wilbur-by-
the-Sea Boathouse in Wilbur-by-
the-Sea. The Reverend Virginia
Holder officiated at the ceremony.
The bride was given away by
The boathouse deck was dec-
orated with spring flowers in yel-
low and blue with white organza
ribbons. The inside of the boat-
house was decorated with yellow
and blue flowers; white candles
and sea shells.
The bride wore a Winnie Cou-
ture Original white satin gown
with white organza overlay and
cathedral length train.
The veil was handmade of two
layers of ultra-fine gathered white
tulle. A pearl-covered comb was
set into the front of an upswept
hairstyle done by her sister, Shaw-
The bride carried a bouquet of
hand-tied yellow silk hydrangeas
with white organza ribbons.
The maid of honor was her sis-
ter, Shawna Singleton of Winter
.Park. She carried a bouquet of
hand-tied white silk roses with
yellow organza ribbons.
The flower girl was the
youngest sister of the bride, Jana
Singleton of Oviedo. She is the
daughter of Ron and Lisa Single-
ton of Oviedo.
Following the ceremony, the
reception was held in the boat-
house overlooking the Halifax
After a honeymoon cruise to
the Bahamas, the couple is at
home in Holly Hill.
The groom is a 2002 graduate
of Embry Riddle University and is
employed by Lynch Air in Day-
The bride is a student at Day-
tona Beach Community College
and is employed by American Sig-
nature Furniture in. Daytona
WC. "Dub" Raulerson will be
celebrating his 80th birthday,
Saturday, July 1, from 10 a.m.
until 5 p.m. at the Basinger Com-
munity Center, S.R. 98 N.
President George W. Bush
recently issued a presidential
unit citation to the United States
Coast Guard Auxiliary. It will be
designed in about six months
and everyone in Okeechobee
Flotilla 57 will get one, said Fred
Sterling, Flotilla commander.
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July 4 barbecue planned
VFW Post #9528 in Buckhead Ridge, 2002 S.R. 78 W., will host
their 12th annual Fourth of July barbecue on Tuesday, July 4. The
menu will consist of pork, chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, potato
salad, rolls and more. Dinners will be served from 12:30 until 3:30
p.m. for a $6 donation. An amateur singing contest will begin at 2
p.m. with a gong show theme. We are taking applications for new
members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary. For information, call (863) 467-2882.
Gospel Lighthouse, at the Christian Seventh Day Baptist Church,
914 W. North Park St., will host a gospel sing, Friday, July 7, at. 7:30
p.m. There will be a variety of singing and music as well as fellow-
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Martha's House offers weekend getaway
Martha's House is selling tickets for a weekend getaway for two.
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Holiday Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each morn-
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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.
Hospice planning yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, July, 7
and Saturday, July 8, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at
the Hospice of Okeechobee blue Volunteer House, at the corner of
S.E. Fourth St. and Third Avenue, next to the Hospice Residence.
Northside to host VBS
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The Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches will be the main topic at the
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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
Quartet to perform at church
The Sunshine State Quartet will perform at The Living Word of
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gospel concert is free. For information, call (863) 763-3373, (863)
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The First Baptist Church is sponsoring a sports camp, July 17-20
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Fifth Ave. There will be drama, sports, games, snacks, music and
exciting Bible stories. It is free for grades one through six and space
is limited. For information, call (863) 467-7625.
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& N.W. 7th Ave.
SBobby Tucker, ic. RE Broker
for all your packing, shipping,
mailing & gift needs
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-5pm
3260 Hwy. 441 South
Fax: (863) 763-3651
Call and Ask for
Adam Staton, Manager
Lic. # 1355
Brian A. Hurst
6 OFFICES: OKEECHOBEE, Jupiter, Stuart,
Pt. St. Lucie, Hob6 Sound, Palm City, Tequesta
f& Woods Tractors
2 Locations to Serve You
Okeechobee: 701 N. Parrott Ave.
Alva: 6451 W. SR 80
By the Sleeve or By
Industrial & Agricultural
Janitorial Cleaning Shop
Hardware Paper Products
TRI-CO SUPPLY, INC.
2900 S.W. 3rd Terrace
"When you need a service,
call a professional!"
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, June 23,
through Thursday, June 29, are as
Theatre I "Click" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at 2,4:15,7 and9 p.m.
Theatre II "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,
Theatre III "Superman
Returns" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Early matinee release, Wednesday,
June 28 at 2 p.m. Friday at 7 and
9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at2, 4:30,7 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.00.
For more information call 863-
The Heartland Library Cooper-
ative is a six library cooperative
serving Highlands, Hardee, DeSo-
to and Okeechobee counties. The
Heartland Library Cooperative
will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes
throughout the six libraries in the
four-county area. A technology
information trainer will take a
mobile computer lab to each
location four times per month to
teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer.
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to commu-
nicate via e-mail with friends and
relatives. The more advanced
computer class will teach how to
keep the computer clean and
how to send pictures. You may
also contact your local libraries
for these same classes. In Okee-
chobee; call (863). 763-3536 or
contact Gabriell Turner, informa-
tion tech trainer,, :at
Child Find 1
helps kids .
SYour local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in
a school setting. Child Find pro-
vides free screenings on speech Vf
and language, development,
vision, and hearing. For informa-
tion, contact Debbie Wagner at t
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents.
Permanent and,part-time volun-
teers provide direct patient sup-
port services such as companion-
ship, telephone contacts, letter
reading, main caregiver relief and
other non-medical assistance.
They also assist Hospice in fund
raising, clerical and office sup-
port. Age is not a barrier. For infor-
mation, visit Hospice of Okee-
chobee at 411 S.E. Fourth St.,
Okeechobee, or call (863) 467-
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-,
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S..Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house.
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For information, call (863)
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yrs, neutered, Brindle male
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KITTENS, 1 male, 2 female
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PUPPIES, 2 good hound dogs,
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A/C SERVICE TECH/
w/ min. 3 yrs. exp. De-
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DFW. Good pay, benefits,
Tractor Mechanic w/own tools.
Good pay w/benefits. Drug
Free w/Clean Driving Record.
Call Dennis (863)634-3280
Immediately. 8yr. old boy.
Okeechobee area. Must have
trans. F/T Perm.863-697-8299
BUSY MEDICAL OFFICE look-
ing for pleasant Front Recep-
tionist with.computer skills,
medical billing exp. helpful.
Fax resume with references
COOK & SERVERS NEEDED
Immediately. Experienced Only
Apply in person after 4pm
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441.SE, Okee
Small company with well
looking for hard working;
Must have Class A license.
Work 5 days.
Home every night &
benefits. Permanent work
with a variety of loads.
Appl. avail, at Edens Con-
struction job site trailer.
ONLY Exp'd only please.
Project is located at 1650
SHighway 98 North, Okeecho-
bee behind the Livestock
market, look for Royal Con-
crete sign at NW 16th Blvd.
Estimator, exp. for local con-
struction company. Knowl-
edgeable in commercial
work, must knov 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-
sume to (863)-763-6337.
EXP. TRUCK DRIVER w/CDL
Needed to drive 1 ton truck.
Will be pulling goose neck
trailer, hauling livestock & hay
out of state. Paid by the mile.
Drug Free Work Place.
Call: (863)763-0518 or Email:
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Group health, profit sharing
and 401 (k)
Drug Free Workplace E.O.E.
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
Small RV park- restaurant.
Okeechobee FL seeks motivat-
ed energetic individual. PIs.Call
resume to 772-546-3482
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ROAD PATROL SECRETARY
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office is seeking
applications for a Road Patrol Secretary. Appli-
cant must be highly motivated, organized, detail
orientated and must have demonstrated customer
service and communication skills. The applicant
must have experience with MS Word and Excel
applications. Salary is negotiable based on expe-
rience. Applications can either be hand delivered
or received by mail by close of business July 7,
2006 to 504 N W 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida
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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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.
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance '
-401K Savings Plan
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For an interview please call:
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440
Class A & B CDL Required.
Walpole Feed &
2595 NW 8th Street
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION
Responsible for duplication of
videos. Exp. w/video camera
operation and production. HS
diploma or GED. College
or Technical School a plus.
Computer graphics (+). Valid
Florida DL w/good record.
Fax resume to (954)967-3477
Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation
has immediate opening for a Reliability Engineer.
Prefer Mechanical Engineering Degree but willing
to substitute 10 years experience in field. Micro-
soft computer skills a must. Salaried position,
bonus potential, 401 K, and benefits.
Contact HR Dept. @ 863.902.4133
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Available from Commercial News Providers".
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office is seeking
applications for a Dispatcher. Applicant must be
highly motivated, organized, detail orientated and
must have demonstrated customer service and
communication skills. Shift work is required. The
applicant must have experience with computer ap-
plications. Salary is negotiable based on experi-
ence. Applications can either be hand delivered or
received by mail by close of business July 7,
2006 to 504 N W 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida
HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Se or t Works. Inc. o kbr a
Full Time, Eicellent Benefits and
This is a great opportunity to begin
or continue your professional career.
Apply In person at
Superior Water Works, Inc.
917 S.W. Park St. Okeechobee FL.
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a C-rtiiJcd Nurir., A,.-atinnt. 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
.Now taking applications for
Certified Nursing Assistants.
Please call (863)467-6399
Exp. only need apply.
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm,
Beach, Martin &
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to
Hands on take charge leader
for juice plant. Expedrience in
equipment, computers &
electrical a plus.
Fax resume to: (772)465-1693
Orchid Island Juice Co.
CAT preferred. Own tools.
(561)793-0322 Ext. 106
Class A License
Retirement, Vacation &
TRACTOR / LOADER
How do you find a job In
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
Multi-county citrus and real
estate company located in
Vero Beach seeking
Agent. Must be detail
oriented, able to prepare
purchase orders, solicit bid
proposals & and administer
vendor contracts. Good
essential. Background in
agricultural supply chain
management a plus. We
offer excellent working
conditions, a competitive
salary and full benefits. For
please fax resume to
or email resume to
Hard working, enthusiastic
individual needed to greet
patients in a growing
Bring resume to: Big Lake Eye
Care, 606 N. Parrott Ave.
Calls or Faxes not accepted,
Okeechobee Golf & Country
Club. 3-4 days per week,
weekends a must. Light duty,
Call Terry (863)763-6228
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ROOFING PANELS Alum., 6,
5 @ 10'x4', 1 @10'x18", 3"
Insulated, $600. Call
.TYPEWRITER: Smith Corona.
Asking $25. or best offer.
CRIB, Oak color, straight rails,
different heights, converts to
toddler bed, good condition.
SWING SET, Solid wood.
H!M 3 Noi
TABLE SAW, CRAFTSMAN,10"
w/Extenslons & Fence, $95.
DIRT DEVIL ULTRA, Handheld
vacuum. Used twice, sacri-
fice at $25. (863)824-0801
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
419 W.S. Park
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new In box
WINDOW/WALL UNIT, Hot-
point 8,000 btu w/energy sav-
BARBER CHAIR, Emil J. Padair
Porcelain base w/foot rest,
all hydraulics work. $1000
Under the counter. Has a
black, almond panels: $75.
(863)763-7695 or 634-8037
FREEZER- Sears, top.load-
ing,excellent condition $80
RANGE- Whirlpool, electric,
self cleaning, $100 or best
er, good condition, $100
WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
more, Both work perfectly.
$100. Will separate
WASHER & DRYER, Maytag.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER &
Excellent condition. $400.
LADIES BICYCLE, Huffy, Red,
6 speed w/basket & bell..
Good condition. $45
ALL STEEL BUILDING SALE!
"FINAL CLEARANCE" 20x28
Now $4200. 25x32 $5800.
30x42 $9200. 40x62
$14,900. Limited, first come
first served. Front end op-
(800)668-5422. Quick deliv-
Arch Steel Buildings, Hurri-
cane Rated! FEMA grade.
Widths of 25, 30, 40 & 50.
Genuine SteelMaster Build-
ings, factory direct! Call
ALUMINUM AWNING- 11,
Various sizes, 12'to 4', Ask-
ing $500 will sell separately.
BEHR SEALANT Deck water-
proofing. 5 gallon, never
opened. Quantity(6) $480 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2032
FRENCH DOORS, white, Colln-
lal, for 5'x8' opening, $50.
LADDER, Stanley, 6', like new,
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er, 20 colors In stock with all
JOGGING STROLLER, Great
shape. $25. (863)675-3944
HELLIES SHOES, boys size 6,
used about 5 min., $75.
WEDDING DRESS, size 18,
AVON BOTTLE COLLECTION -
40 + pieces. $100 or best of-
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
TRAIN SET- Lionel Santa Fe 0-
gauge, Engine, 3 cars &
track. $200. or. best offer.
COMPAQ COMPUTER- Up-.
graded, Desk top. With desk
& access. Good cond. $175.
or best offer. (863)467-0987
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games.. $175.
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classlfieds
BED, QUEEN SIZE w/Head
Board, Rail, Box Spring & Mat-
tress. Rest Classic Firm. $250.
CHASE LOUNGE, Beige w/in-
ner massager & heat. Like
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
'2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must seel $650
,COMPUTER DESK, 5 ft. long,
2 ft. deep, 5 ft. tall. $125
COMPUTER TABLE wood,
large, lots of storage. Good
cond: $50. (863)697-6618
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $,125. LeBelle
DR TABLE, with 6 chairs, solid
wood, China cabinet,, good
cond., $300 will sell separ-
DRESSER, 40" Oak. $25
(863)675-3032 after 6pm.
DRESSER W/MIRROR (6)
drawer w/matching (4) drawer
chest. -$150 Call
863-675-4557 after 5:30PM
END TABLES, 1 pair, 3.
(863)675-3032 after 6pm.
white, w/glass, doors, good
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
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
2346 U.S. 27 North
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress not included,
excellent condition, $150
ROCKING CHAIR & footstool,
$35. LaBelle 239-822-5955
SECRETARY DESK- Cream,
Glass showcase on top, 4
SLEEPER 3 CUSHION COUCH-
exc condition $250
SLEEPER LOVESEAT- very
nice $150 (863)357-0365
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $35
Sleigh Bed, twin, solid wood,
SOFA, BROYHIL: 3 Cushion
w/matching Loveseat & Otto-
.man. Like new. Floral design.
$500. for all. (863)357-0672
SOFA, Floral: Excellent condi-
tion. $200. (863)357-0223
TABLE- Oak, Round, 1 leaf, 2
chairs w/coasters. $100.
RCBS ROCKCHUCKER & RE-
LOADING EQUIP- 4 sets of
dies, powder charge & mlsc.
$100 (863)357-3107 aft 5
RIFLE: SAVAGE, 30 ALT 6, 5
Shot, Bolt Action. Like new,
SHOT GUN: 12 Gage, Savage,-
Pump. Very good condition.
BOWFLEX EXTREME, 6 rnos.
old. $650 (863)634-5943
CIRCULARMATIC TABLE- Glo-
ra Marshall, Like new, $950.
417 W.S. Park
NEW KING MEMORY FOAM
Mattress. Paid $230, asking
$170. Okeechobee area.
NEW QUEEN MEMORY FOAM
Mattress. Paid $187, asking
$125 firm. Okeechobee area.
TREADMILL, Pro Form, Elec-
tronic & Dual weight station,
Weider Pro 9940. $500 or will
DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
SUITCASE SET: SAMSONITE,
Black w/hard shell cases.
Great condition. $60.
LIFE.CHAIR: New, Mauve col-
or, $1300 or best offer.
CAR HAULER- '89,-Wallo Mo,
Hauls up to 4 cars, Needs
.axles. $700. (863)357-3981
GENERATOR- BRAND NEW
Never used, good for 4 BR
house. $850 or best offer.
HOV A ROUND- easy to oper-
ate $2500 (863)357-0125
KARAOKE- Bratzs, White,
Complete, Good condition.
$50. (239)503-4656 *
LASER VIDEODISC COLLEC-
TION & PLAYER, 400 or
more discs, $400 or best of-
PARKING LOT SWEEPER-
Tow.behind, Ready to go.
Honda, Electric start, Used.
SAFE: Keep your valuables
safe in a Century S3470.
BOXER PUP, AKC Champion
Pedigree, 25 weeks old,' beau-
tiful flashy bdrndle male. $450
COCKATIELS, (7), babies,
hand feed, bring your cage,
$350. (863)983-7807 in
Pioneer Plantation area.
DOBERMAN PUPPIES, AKC
7 Black & Tan.& 3 Red. Health
Certificates. Parents on prem-
ises. $450. (863)634-6097
FINCH'S & CANARIES
$20- $45. (863)697-8731
JACK RUSSEL / BLUE HEAL-
ER MIX: Female; Approx. 1
yr. old. $50. (863)357-2829
JACK RUSSELL PUPS Pure
bred, shots/wormed, 4 males,
PIT BULL PUPPIES- 3M/5F
APBR Lowriders. Ready to go!
(863)634-6601 or 634-2250
JACUZZI, Large, outdoor, 6
people, very good condition.
SINGER, 1978, in cabinet, in
good condition. $100 or best
AIR HOCKEY TABLE, Tourna-
ment size. Like new w/pucks
& handles,& cover. $500.
Surround Sound System,
Panasonic, 5 speakers, bass
woofer, 5 disc CD/DVD,
TOSHIBA- Model CF3566A,
35" Works good. $250.
TV, 42" ROA, Excellent condi-
tion. $800 new, asking $400
brand new, $600
SWITCH, 200 amps, 250 v,
brand new. $1000
HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
ers & trolley. $600.
MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer
4000, asking $8008or best
offer (863)634-0856 or
MIG WELDER- Snap-on, 300
amp, With aluminum spool
gun, on small wheels $1000.
or best offer (863)697-9704
PLASMA CUTTER- Snap-on,
will cut up to half Inch
$1200. or best offer.
TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du-
ty, 10", New, only used once.
420 or best offer,.
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT, Inexpen-
sive, For back of car.
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products B10
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
Appaloosa Gelding, 12 yrs.
old, 14 hands, white w/leop-
ard spots, easy keeper, good
on trails, $950 or best offer.
BEAUTIFUL RED SORREL 1/4
Horse, 12 yro mare, great
manner,16 hands, $1500
incids tack (863)357-1693
CORRAL, 7 or 8 pieces. Very
good condition. $700
Buy -.- ade
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
PAINT MARE, Beautiful, Tri
Colored, 6 yrs. old, Quarter
Horse/Mustang. Gaited 14.2
hh. $800. (863)357-3325'
Palamino Gelding, 15 hands,
some work w/barrel & poles,
loves to jump, $1000.
PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand,
Barn & postured, Not a be-
ginner horse. $.1800.
BEHIND THE SHED SALE
Lawn mowers, Edger, Yard
vac, Awning windows & more
$185. for all (863)763-0120
LAWN EQUIPMENT & TRAIL-
ER, 2 blowers, 2 weedeaters,
edger & more. Call for more
info. $9000 (863)532-0368
LAWN SWEEPER: $50.
LRG COMPUTER DESK- Ad-
* justable height. Removable
-top $50. or best offer.
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- .100,
$800. for all, will separate.
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 42',
Excellent shape. $400.
ROTO TILLER- Troy Bilt,
12hp, w/attach, elec start,
self prop, like new, $1200
SADDLES, (2), leather, nice
cond., w/5 saddle blankets,
$345 will sell separately.
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
APT:1 BR/1BA in the country.
incids all utilities, dish TV, fully
furnished. $700 mo. + 1st
mo.& sec. (863)467-1950
N.of OKEE-2 Br,1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee. $575
mo, 1st & sec. No Petsl Non
smoking envl. (863)467-1717
8:30am- 3:30pm, or email
New, 1/1 @ $750 & 2/1 @
$850, Lease, References,
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1BA,
on quite St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $800. mo. & $2100.
Moves you In. 561-795-1965
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 2BA,
on uite St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $850. mo. & $2200.
Moves you In. 561-795-1965
BRAND NEW, 3/2/2, in Bass-
wood. Ready to move in!
$1250. mo. + sec. & ref's.
CBS 2BR 2BA, W/D, Patio,
Boat Launch, Private Lagoon
on Rim Canal. $1350 mo. +
sec. 1 yr. lease 561-346-4646
House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, 13
miles W. of Okeechobee on
Hwy. 70, Horses welcome
$1300. mo. (863)634-3262
, Ok Achohee News. Wednesday. June 28, 2006
J&S Estates: 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba.,
1 block from Rim Canal. Clean
& Cozy. $850 mo., 1st, last &
sec. dep. (863)763-2636
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Tile Liv. Rm., $1100. mo.
Okeechobee- House for Rent
$1,250/mo. & 1st, last & sec.
(863)763-2262 or 634-1000
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
Okeechobee, 3BR, BA, 1 Gar.,
S Completely renovated, with
central air. $1400/mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
OKEECHOBEE- newly remod-
eled, 3br, lba, Post Office
area, non smoker, no pets,
NOW LEASING -
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE BUILDING, for sale or
lease, 1600 sq. ft., avail.
now, Call Judy
OKEE. -2/2, internet, cable, tum, exc
location, no pets, no kids, Profes-
sional, single, clean, $500/mo +
util. (863)610-1939 or
'a sweetheart firstname.lastname@example.org
OKEE., 2 Story, 3br, 2.5ba, 2
car gar., Nice area, Blue Her-
on 1500. 1st, Last & Dep
Avail Aug. (863)467-1254
TAYLOR CREEK: 3/2 WATER-
S FRONT, Small Pool, W/D,
Furnished. Dock. Avail. Mid
S Real Estate
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1055
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
Laundry Mat: Est. 25 yrs., 32
washers / 33 dryers, Located
in pubic shopping center.
Approx. 126 ft. on Hwy. 710,
1 block from Hwy. 70, Prop-
erty is approx. 3/4 ac. has a
solid CBS Building w/approx.
' 1000 sq ft. Ready for your
, Business, Owners moving,
Want Quick Sale. $175,000.
772-519-2263 For More Info
BEAUTIFUL 1D/W on 5 Acres,
between LaBelle & Clewiston.
Horse fenced. Private & Se-
cluded. Some owner financing
avail. $229,000. Call
2 Unit Duplex. Includes Boat
House w/lift. (863)357-3882
LAKE ACCESS: Waterfront
Large 3BR, 2 BA w/Sea Wall.
$199,500. Owrnerfinance w/
20% down. (863)357-1352
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
check out www.edanderson.us
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 & 3ba,
LR w/Dining area. Lg FR,
New Maple cabinets w/tile
counters, New tie floors, Lg
- 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-
772-519-2263 for Appt.
OKEE., Palm Creek Dev. CBS,
3br, 2ba, asking $215,000.
OPEN HOUSE Sat. July 1st
11am -3pm (863)532-0388
OKEECHOBEE- 4br/2ba, w/de-
tached office/efficiency, re-
modeled, new shingle roof,
desirable SW location, close
to schools, 508 SW 19th St.,
ONE HOUSE TO MANY! 3br,
Iba, & 2br 2ba, 2 swimming
pools, 1 boat house. 1 dock,
Both updated & new appl.
New paint inside & out. New
carpet, complete. Avail for
for info. 954-801-6158 or
REMODELED 3BR- 5+Acres
2BA, completely remodeled,
screened pool w/liner, S/S
appl's, 3 sheds. $355K
FOR SALE: 42 acres 1.5 mIs.
from hwy. 70 off SR 710.
Approx. 26 ac. of creek & 16
ac. dry. $550K 772-215-4630
Okeechobee, 5 acres +/-,
cleared, fenced, corner lot,
paved road, off of SR 70
East, 6 mi. from town, beau-
tiful spot for estate home or
horse farm, $225,000.
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
NICE CORNER LOT: On Cap-
tive Lake in Taylor Greek Isles.
Cleared. Ready to be built on.
Best offer. (863)697-9758
15 ACRE FLORIDA F'AIJCH
E':.TATE Only 'Ef'9,00j Sniorl
Drive to the Gulf of Mexico
Just Minutes from 1-10.
Won't last! Call Now.!
(866)950-5263 Ext 650..
82 Beautiful Acres all useable
N.C.-VA border, 4 miles from
1-77. 180 View Blueridge
Mountains, trout stream,
barns $2900 per acre. Pic;
tures. (336)786-5122 or
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
2006. Preview now. Call
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS.
FREE COLOR BROCHURE &
TACULAR VIEWS HOMES,
CABINS, CREEKS & INVEST-
MENT ACREAGE. Cherokee
Mountain GMAC Real Estate.
BENT TREE Golf and Tennis,
Gated Community.in the
North Georgia Mountains
with Clubhouse, Pools, Lake,
Stables. Homes and Lots
available. Craft, Inc.
Buyers Market Coastal North
Carolirna 95-100% LTV Fi-
nancing Call CCL Inc. Realty
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
Escape the Heat & Head to the
Mountains of North Carolina.
Call for Details about Round*
* Mountain Falls.
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,
NORTH GEORGIA MOUN-
TAINS. Land, Homes, Com-
mercial & Investment.
"EVERYTHING WE TOUCH
TURNS TO SOLD" Jane Baer
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Ipland, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
KY LAKEFRONT PROPERTY I
to 40+ acre parcels from
the $40s. On Lake Barkley
near Land Between the
Lakes. Lakefrornt, 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
LOOKING TO OWN LAND? In-
vest in rural acreage
throughout America; coastal
mountain, waterfront proper-
ties. 20 to 200 acres. For
FREE Special Land Reports:
www.l andbu years -
Real Estate for Sale, Houses,
Land, Water-front. National
Forest Frontage, Piedmont of
NC. Iron Horse Properties,
Tennessee, N. Georgia. Su-,
perb living opportunities/irn-
mountain, valley, lake:
homes, cabins, retreats, lots,
estates, views, boulders,
streams. Walidorfi & Co, Re-
altors. Chattanooga. Sewan-
TN WATERFRONT SALE Start-
inrt at$49,900 Cherokee'
Lake Morristown, TN 1-3
Acres WF Parcels Incredible
Mtn.. Views, Marina, Boat
Launch. McKeough Land Co.:
VA MOUNTAINS, 5 acres with
frontage on very large pris-
tine .creek, very private, ex-
cellent fishing, canoeing,
good access, near New Riv-
er Trail State Park, $39,500.
Western New Mexico, Private
74 Acre Ranch $1:29,990
Mt. views, trees, rolling hills,
pastureland, wildlife, borders
BLM. Horseback riding, hik-
ing, hunting. Perfect family
ranch, electricity. 1100% fi-
WNC Mountains 5.71 Acres
w/ hardwood trees. Financ-
ing available-only $39,995.
Private lake and never access.
This one won't last call today
(800)699-1289 or www.rv-
..d un..P. vnU patn. -Na
: of* moraae stoul5
2003 E 150
Electric, Windshield, Club Protector,
Automatic Charger, Beautiful Car!
Call Sherri (863)763-6434
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
PINE RIDGE ESTATES: 2 BR.,
1 BA, Fenced yard & garage.
$850 mo., 1st, last & sec.
Treasure Island, 2BR/1.5BA,
on water, lake access, $750
mo. incl. until. & yard maint.,
1st & last, $500 sec. dep.
Waterfront 3 bd/2 bth mobile
home 2547 SE 32nd St $1100
1st, last, $600 sec-Call
2/1 on captive lake. Adult
community (55-older). Beauti-
fully furnis ed, dock, large
storage bidg. Move-In condi-
tion. You own land. Lease with
option to buy. $850. mo.
JUST BRING YOUR CLOTHES!
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/1 ba,
M/H Pk. in Okeechobee.' $28K
Jet Skis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
AIR BOAT- 11', Gore Hull, 231
V-6 Buick engine, New prop,
battery. Good trailer. Runs
good. $1600. 863-697-0135
BASS TRACKER- 94; 18' Pro,
75 hp Mercury. Trailer,
BOAT: 15 Ft, Fiberglass w/ trlr.
40 hp Mercury. New floors,
seats & carpet. Great boat!
$1200 neg. (863)634-0387
BOAT, Flat Bottom, Aluminum,
14 ft., no title, $60.
JON BOAT, 12', aluminum,
w/trailer, like new, $750.
KONA JET BOAT, 454 V8,
Berkley J12 pump & 20ft gal-
vanized trailer, new. $2300 or
will separate. (561)876-6469
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
SEADO0 14.5' '95 Sportster,
jet boat, w/trlr., bimini, life
jackets, ski equip., good cond.
$3900 Negot. 772-785-9291 *
AMERI-CAMP TRAV. TRL. 31'
'04, 2BR/1BA, 14' slide out
L/R, central air/heat, stereo,
sips 6, many extras. $16,900
COACHMAN POP-UP '88-
sleeps 6, new fridge & pump
sink. Coleman f/g canoe 17'
'03. $2500 Neg:863-697-8731
EXTENSION BAR: For a trailer
hitch. Used to pull boat, camp-
er, etc. $200. neg.
INTL AIRSTREAM '65- 26ft,
asking $1500 or best offer
NOMAD TRAVEL TRAILER '97
Model # 3375 Deluxe. 34 Ft.,
2 Slide Outs. Very good cond.
5TH WHEEL CAMPER- '89,
35' Coachman, needs some
work, $3000 call for more
'YAMAHA WAVE RUNNER '96,
3 Seater, Very low hours. Like
new cond. w/2 place trailer.
BOAT MOTOR, 0/B, Evinrude,
25 hp. Excellent motor. $800
DIRT BIKE SUZUKI 85/L.
2004, less than 10 hrs., $2K.
(863)634-0856 or 634-2951
HODAKA WOMBAT '73,
125cc. $500 (239)738-0359
HONDA SHADOW 750 -'83,
great shape, 23K, $1400 or
best offer (863)697-2198
KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR '01
CRUISER, 4300 mi., wind-
shield, saddlebags, 125cc,
SUZUKI SAVAGE '02, 650cc,
excellent condition. $2500
(239)738-0359 after 5pm
SUZUKI VOLUSTIA INTRUDER
2002, Garage kept. 1 Owner.
1900 org. mis. $4,600 Firm.
Call (863)763-3451 Okee
YAMAHA VIRAGO, '04, 250V
twin,1,100 mi., windshield
plus extras, showroom
FOUR WHEELER, 90 cc, ised
S2 hrs., remote start/kill
w/alarm, great for beginners,
MANCO 260 CC '04, Less than
100 hrs, comes w/trailer, will
consider trades $2200 neg.
( 63i441-4534 -
ARTICAT DVX 250 2006, 4
Whir. Auto., Like new. Low
hours. $3500 or best offer.
Call Nick @863-697-0383
SUNLINE SOLARIS TRAVEL
TRAILER: 24 Ft., 2005, Excel-
lent condition. OTrip miles.
QueenjBed: Paid $24,500. Will
sacrifice for $17,500 or best
offer. (863)357-2891 Iv.msg.
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers. 4060
Utility Traile-rs 4065
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- '94,
White with rims. Stereo,
Leather int. Runs & looks
great $6000. 863-673-6266
I Pu lcNo ice
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE is soliciting SEALED PROPOSALS to pro-
vide Banking Services to the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Office. Proposals will
be accepted In accordance with a standard format for banking services for a peri-
od of two years withtwo,two-yearextensions.
Instructions for, preparation of standard proposals can be obtained in person or in
writing from: Juanita A. White. Executive Assistance to Sheriff Paul C. May, Okee-
chobee County, 504 N.W. 4th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 or by calling
(863) 763-3117 ext. 2231. ,
Interested parties should submit all information by 4:00 p.m. on July 21,2006 with
an original and five (5) copies of all submissions data to:
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
504 NW 4th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972-2502
The outer envelope in which proposals are tendered should be marked "A Proposal
for Banking Services."
Paul C. May, Sheriff
Okeechobee County Sheriffs Office
143836 ON 6/28/06
CHEVY CAVALIER- '88, 4 Cyl,
Auto, A/C, Radio, Pwr door
locks 32-34 MPG. Some rust
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER,
'90, runs good, sand metallic
exterior, tan interior, 1 own-
er. $1500. (239)839-0895
COUGARS- A pair, '87, 1 runs
good & 1 for parts. $300.
DODGE SHADOW '92, Auto-
matic, A/C works. new tires,
$1300 or best offer
FORD ESCORT '94, 2 door,
auto., a/c. $1000
FORD ESCORT STATION
WAGON, '95, $1200.
FORD TAURUS- '95, Good
condition. Cold A/C, Runs
GEO METRO '92,'4dr hatch-
back, 73k, runs good, cheap
MAZDA 626- '95, 4 door,
2.0L, Auto, A/C, All power w/
new tires & battery $1000 or
best offer 863-261-4538
MAZDA MX6 '90, Low rider.
New 17" rims/tires, 2 tone
gray. Auto. New trans., $1500
or best offer 561-305-3321
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS,
'86, cold a/c, good transpor-
tation, can be seen at JJ Au-
to, $500. (863)946-3570
PONTIAC FIREBIRD 1993:
Needs front nose. Runs great.
$800 or best offer.
SAAB COUPE- '92, Blue,
Leather seats, Sun roof.
Needs Alt. belt, $1200. Neg.
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $350. or best offer.
VOLVO 240, '92, $2500.
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/Truck. Please call
GMC TOPKICK 1999, Power
Interior, New Paint. Cab &
Chassis $14,900. or add body'
for $16,900. (863)357-1183
CHEVY '78 3/4 4X4, On 40s
mudd truck, no title,
runs/drives good $2500 neg
FORD F-250 1982.- 6CYL, 4
speed granny low tranny.
Good mud/farm truck. $800
GM TRANS AXLE- $350 or'
best offer (863)467-8856
Liberator All Terrain Truck
Tires, (4), LT245/75R16,
new, $200. (863)655-0030
POSI UNIT- 8 1/2", $150 or
best offer (863)467-8856
RANCH HAND FTBUMPER
w/12k Ib. winch. Will fit '99 to
'04 Ford F250/F350. $1200 or
best offer. 863-634-7318
SUPER SWAMPERS (4) SSR
radials. 33"x12.5" on 15" rims.
Off road only. Good cond.
TIRES, (4), P255/70 R16,
TIRES (2) Brand New 900-16
Power King. $220.
TIRES: 2, Michelin 8R19-5.
Like new. $100 for both, will
TIRES, 275/45, 206Y Eagles,
w/20" chrome rims & spin-
ners, exc. cond., $1500 firm.
(863)763-6369 bet. 6-9 pm
TIRES (4), Hummer, w/heavy
duty steel spoke wheels, 8 lug,
36x1.2.50x16.5 Like new.
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. $1'00.
CHEVY 1500- '88,.Ext. cab
Runs good, Cold A/C,
$2450. 863-675-0107 or
CHEVY '88, Full size, runs ex-
cellent, $900 (863)763-6591.
CHEVY S10, 96, 4 cyl., manu-
al transmission, needs timing
belt, $1000. (863)634-6115
DODGE 150 '93- runs great,
broken frame, will not turn to
the right $500 takes it
FORD 3501975 w/tow pack-
age. $1200. (863)824-0402
FORD '86, V8, 1 ton rear end,
8ft bed, glass fenders, great
shape. Runs great. $800
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $750 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6p.m. .
FORD F150 XLT LARIAT, '89,
2wd, new tires, clutch &
paint, runs great, $2500.
FORD F350 1985, 12 Ft.
Dump, Diesel. Runs &
Works. Good for farm or fix.
FORD F350 1997, Diesel, 4x4
Long Bed, New tires/batteries.
208K,,Extra Clean! By owner.
FORD LARIAT '86, 6 cyl., a/c,
p/s, p/b. Good work truck.
GMC PICK UP 1986, $1400.
GMC PICK UP 1988, Auto.,
106K, Clean! No rust. $2400.
or best offer. Call
(772)834-3084 after 5pm.
ISUZU- '84, Diesel, 5 spd, 50
MPG. Runs good. $2000.
FORD EXPEDITION '99- black,
,lthr int, loaded, new tires, up-
graded sound system $9000
GMC JIMMY 4X4 '94 cold
a/c, auto, p/w, p/l, runs good.
DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 12X6.4,
New tires. Electrical wiring
Included. Needs paint $550.
OLD OFFICE TRAILER-
towable, needs work, good
frame and tires, $75
UTILITY TRAILER, '05 Triple
Crown, 12'6, ride on 4' gate,
closed in sides, 13", $1000.
WELDING TRAILER, w/boom.
LAKEPORT WATER ASSOCIATION INC
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
The LakePort Water Association Water Treatment System has a level of total
Trihalomethanes which exceeds standards
The Department of Environmental Protection requires disinfection of drinking water
to inactivate possible pathogens, because the health benefits of disinfection far
outweigh its risks. However, when used in the treatment of drinking water, some
disinfectants combine with organic and Inorganic matter present in the water to
form chemicals called disinfection byproducts (DBPS). A number of DBPs such
as Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM's) and Haloacetic Acids (HAAS's) may be a '
health concern at certain levels ofexposure.
The Department has reviewed the laboratory analyses results for the seventh con-
secutive quarterly set of samples forT-IM's collected on January 24,2006, as
well as the fourth, fifth and sixth quarterly sets of TTHM sample results from the
Lakeport Water Association public drinking water system. The laboratory analy-
ses results for the TTHM samples collected on May 9,2005; August 24,2005;
October 13, 2005; and January 24, 2006 now indicate a running annual average
T"HM concentration of 100 micrograms per liter (ug/L). Therefore, the Depart-
ment has determined that this water system has generated a Maximum Confami-
nant Level (MCL) violation for TTHM's since Table 3 of Rule 62-550, Forida
Administrative Code (EA.C.), identifies the MCL for TTHM's as 80 ug/L
Some people who drink water containing Trihalomethanes in excess of the Maxi-
mum Contaminant Level (MCL) over many years may experience problems with
their liver, kidneys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased risk of
WHAT SHOULD CUSTOMER 00?
This is not and immediate risk, however, until the problem is corrected, any custom-
ers who are concerned about their exposure to TTHm's may wish to use altema-
tive sources of water for ingestion, such as commercial bottled water, or water
treated by an appropriate home water treatment devise. Appropriate home water
treatment devices are those certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)
for reducing TTHM's in drinking water.
WHAT IS BEING DONE?
The problem will be corrected when the Seminole Tribe builds their new water treat-
ment plant on the Brighton Reservation. Construction Is to begin no later than
September, 2005, with construction schedule indicating completion in March of
For more information please contact Mike White at (863)946-1300 or write to: Lake-
port Water Association, Inc. 10055 Red Barn Road, More Haven, FL 33471, or
contact the Department of Environmental Protection Potable Water Oompl-
ance/Enforcement Section at (239)332-6975.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, espe-
cially those who may not have received this notice directly (For example people
in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses) ,
144948 ON 6/28/2006 CGS 7/6/06
INVITATION TO BID
Royal Concrete's Railroad Track Installation (Labor and Equipment)
and Track Roadbed Construction
Royal Concrete Concepts, Inc.
8120 Belvedere Road, Suite 3
WestPalm Beach, FL33411
Phone: (561) 689-5395
LBFH, Inc. I -
421 N.W. 3rd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Okeechobee County wil receive sealed bids on a General Contract, for:
Royal Concrete'. Railroad Track Installation (Labor and Equipment) and Track
Bids will be received at the office of 'Okeechobee County Adminlstrate*to the atten-
tion of Mr. George Long, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 endorsed
with the name of the bidder and the project title by 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 25th,
2006. It Is anticipated that the County will award the bid on August 1Oth, 2006
and provide the Notice to Proceed on Thursday, August 17th, 2006.
Each bidder is required to visit the site and to perform all investigations in the prep-
araticon of the bid. Addifionally, each bidder is advised that there wi N a-mannda-
tory pre-bid meeting for this phase of construction, Wednesday, Jul 5th, 2006 at
10:30 AM at Okeechobee County Administration Annex 456 Hwy 98 N, Okeecho-
bee, Florida, 34972. Also, it is required that each bidder submit a Public Entity
Crimes Report (Florida Statute Section 287.133(3)(a).
All BIDDERS shall provide proof that they are properly certified by the State of Rod-
da or have a State of Florida certified qualifier, or have a contractors license as is-
sued by Okeechobee County. Any bid, which does not include such
documentation, may be considered non-responsive.
Okeechobee County reserves the right to: waive any technicalities; reject any and all
Bids which are incomplete, conditional, non-responsive, or which contain addi-
tions not allowed for; reject any or all bids in whole or in part with or without
cause; and accept the Bid which best serves the OWNER and the interests of
Each bid must be accompanied by an acceptable Bid Bond or Certified Check, in an
amount equal to at least five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid payable to
Okeechobee County, Florida, as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted the bidder
will execute the contract and file acceptable performance and payment surety
bonds, each equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price within ten
(10) days after written notice of the award of contract.
John W. Abney. Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okechobee County, Florida
144822 ON 6/28/2006
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
INVITATION TO BID
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids for the purpose of
making repairs to roofs on OUA property as tolows:
1.Administration Buildint 100 SW 5th Avenue; Complete tear-off and removal of
old roof system. Deck repairs, installation of new 4-ply, built-up modified bitu-
menaoof system. (app. 68sqs.) '
2 Wastewater Treatment Plant 1335 NE 39th Blvd; Repairs and modification to
built-up, modified bitumen roof system.
3.Ground Water Treatment Plant 1200 NE 12th Stree Tile roof repairs
4,Surface Water Treatment Plant 371 SR 78 West, (two buildings); Complete
tear-off and removal of existing roof systems. Installation of new built-up modi-
fied bitumen roof system and tapered Insulation. (app. 22 sqs.)
Detailed specifications can be obtained by contacting the Owners Representative at
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Atm: Frank Merlefto
A mandatory pre-bid meeting will he held at the office of the Okeechobee Utlity Au-
thority, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, on June 26,2006 at 10:00
A.M. Bids submitted by nee-attendees will not be considered.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the OUA's Executive Directors office, located
at Okeechobee Utility Authority Office, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
34974onorbefore'3:00 PM. on July 6,2006.
Executive Director, OUA
143487 ON 6/22-28/06
CHEVY STEP VAN '85- cus-
tom steel shelf, runs good,
$2500 (863)635-7276 or
FORD CUSTOM VAN, '89, can
be seen at 4878 NW 30th
St., $1000. (863)634-9645
FORD WINDSTAR 1995,
Cruise, Tilt, 7 passenger, 131 K
Very dependable. $1800. neg.
NISSAN QUEST 1993, V6,
Looks & Runs good. 227K, 7
toway's CO Iefiliti
ment sfcti of t el-
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Georgia farmers produce unusually sweet watermelon crop
By Elliott Minor
Associated Press Writer
-CORDELE, Ga. (AP) Thanks
to weeks of dry, sunny weather,
Georgia farmers have produced
one of the sweetest watermelon
crops in memory, just in time for
the nation's 230th birthday celebra-
tion, when consumption of the
round or oblong fruit soars like the
rockets at a fireworks show.
Because of the timing of Geor-
gia's harvest, the .state is a major
East Coast supplier of the water-
melons that Americans traditional-
ly chill and slice at holiday picnics.
While consumers may appreci-
ate the sweeter-than-usual taste,
growers are savoring strong
demand and favorable prices.
Farmers have had to settle for as
little as 3 cents per pound some
years, but prices this season are
ranging from 7 to 9 cents, said Bill
Dorough, manager of the State
Farmers Market in Cordele, a major
shipping point for Georgia water-
melons and cantaloupes.
Willie Walker, 63, passes a watermelon to waiting hands at
the State Farmers Market in Cordele, Ga., on Monday, June
26. The market is bustling with activity these days as farmers
and shippers rush watermelons up the East Coast to meet
higher demand during the Fourth of July holiday. Georgia's
$42 million watermelon crop gives farmers a much-needed
source of cash months before their two major row crops, cot-
ton and peanuts, are harvested in August and September.
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