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Two VFW posts in the area
will be hold special Memorial
Day services on Monday, May
VFW Post #4423 will hold
services in Flagler Park starting
at 10 a.m.
VFW Post #9528, 2002 S.R.
78 W, will host a ceremony
from 12:30 until 1 p.m.
Special speakers will be Bill
Douglas, chaplain, and Michael
Collins Hall, commander-elect.
SFWMD web site
offers water info
Due to the extreme water
shortage situation in South
Florida, water restrictions have
been placed throughout the
region based on impact to the
resource and they vary from
one area to the next.
The South Florida Water
(SFWMD) recently implement-
ed an interactive option on
their web site at
www.sfwmd.gov that allows
residents to enter their zip code
to find the water restrictions for
As the web site was initially
being developed, some of the
links to the zip codes in the
Okeechobee area incorrectly
indicated that groundwater
wells in the area were also
under mandatory restrictions.
Although everyone is strongly
encouraged to conserve water,
the use of groundwater wells is
not restricted at this time.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260 or
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to veg-
etation, a county-wide burn
ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but
not be limited to: campfires,
bonfires, burn barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. The ban will be in effect
until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprisonment
in the county jail for a term not
exceeding 60 days, or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
Source: Florida Division
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their lives in the defense of their
country. In Okeechobee, tradition-
al services will be held in Flagler
Park at 10a.m.
The holiday was originally
called Decoration Day.
It was first celebrated just after
the civil War, May 30, 1868, by a
proclamation of General A. Logan,
of the Grand Army of the Republic,
an organization of former sailors
and soldiers. It was celebrated on
May 30 each year.
The custom was begun by Civil
War Widows, who took flowers to
the cemeteries and decorated the
graves of soldiers who had died in
Then, by an act of congress in
1971, Memorial Day, along with
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Springfield rifle from the Civil War, a Memorial Day
G.A.R. ribbon and an early photograph of Main Street in
Waterloo, at the National Memorial Day Museum in
Waterloo, N.Y., Thursday, May 24.
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other national holidays, became a
Monday holiday and is always cel-
ebrated the last Monday in May.
According to the History Chan-
nel online, several Southern states
continue to set aside a special day
for honoring the Confederate
dead, which is usually called Con-
federate Memorial Day:
Mississippi: Last Monday in
Alabama: Fourth Monday in
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Georgia: April 26
North Carolina: May 10
South Carolina: May 10
Louisiana: June 3
Decoration Day): June 3
Texas (Confederate Heroes
Day): January 19
Virginia: Last Monday in May
Today, veterans organizations,
like the Veterans of Foreign Wars
(VFW) carry on the tradition of
honoring the local men and
women communities who gave
their lives for America.
Summer food service program offered
OKEECHOBEE Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation will
be participating in the summer food service program from June 11
through July 27.
Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regard-
less of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during sum-
mer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available.
All children 18 years old and younger are eligible for meals at no
charge and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal
Non-enrolled children at open sites should pre-register for meals
with Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation, either in person at
640 N.W. 27th Lane, or by phone at (863) 763-6950, no less than 24
hours in advance.
The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need
where 50 percent or more of the children quality for free and reduced
price meals during the school year.
The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food Ser-
vice Program: Douglas Brown Community Center, 826 N.E. 16th Ave.;
Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 North; and, Central Ele-
mentary School, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave.
Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against
in any USDA-related activity should write or call immediately to: USDA,
Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W, Wash-
ington, D.C. 20250-9410; or call (800) 795-3272 (voice), or (202) 720-
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will be east at 10 to 15 mph.
Mondaynight Partly cloudy \with the low around 70. The \\ind will be
east at 10 to 15 mph decreasing to around.5,-mph after midnight.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with isolated showers. The high will be in the
upper 80s with east wind at 10 to 15 mph. The chance of rain will be
Tuesday night Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the
evening. The low will be around 70. The chance of rain will be 20 per-
Wednesday. Partly sunny with isolated afternoon showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s with a 20 percent chance
Wednesday night Partly cloudy with isolated showers in the evening.
The low will be in the lower 70s with a 20 percent chance of rain.
Thursday: Partly sunny with isolated afternoon showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the upper 80s with a 20 percent chance of
Thursday night Partly cloudy with a slight chance of evening showers
and thunderstorms. The low will be in the upper 60s with a 20 per-
cent chance of rain.
Friday: Partly sunny with a chance of afternoon showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s with a 30 percent chance
Friday night Partly cloudy with scattered evening showers and thun-
derstorms with the low around 70. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Saturday: Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms
with the high in the upper 80s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
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U.SA.C.E. starts new lock schedule
LAKE OKEECHOBEE Due to low water levels the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will begin a new lock sched-
ule on the WP. Franklin and St. Lucie locks on the Okeechobee Water-
way, effective Tuesday, May 22.
The Franklin and St. Lucie Locks will lock boats through only at 10
a.m. and 3 p.m. with one lockage in each direction. The locks at
Ortona, Moore Haven and Port Mayaca will continue to provide lock-
age on an unrestricted basis, between 6 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Conditions will be evaluated on weekly basis.
Additional information concerning Lake Okeechobee, the Okee-
chobee Waterway and related Navigation Bulletins may be obtained
on the Jacksonville District web site at http://www.sau.usace.army.mil,
and linking to the Navigation section; or, by calling (904) 232-2236.
This lock schedule will be in effect until further notice.
Hospital hosting Dine with the Doctor
OKEECHOBEE Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will pres-
ent Dine with the Doctor on Tuesday, May 29, beginning with dinner at
4:45 p.m. in the hospital dining room.
The guest physician will be Dr. Mishelevich, a new member of the
medical staff. Dr. Mishelevich will be discussing caring for America's
R.S.V.P. to Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702.
Special benefit account set up
OKEECHOBEE A special benefit account has been established at
Seacoast National Bank, 1409 S. Parrott Ave., for Crystal (Longen) Van-
dermolen to help defray medical costs.
Support group forming
OKEECHOBEE Depending on Christ is a new support group
forming for women suffering from depression.
Once the group is organized it will meet every Thursday.
For information, call (772) 597-0463.
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- a time to leave your palm alone
By Dan Culbert
Extension Agent III,
Memorial Day for Floridians is
not only a time to remember all
the brave men and women that
have served our nation so well,
but it's also the time to get your
hurricane preparations done.
Anyone who moved here in
the last three years may not
appreciate the wrath of these
tropical tempests. And to help
you get ready, Florida's sales tax
holiday on hurricane prepared-
ness supplies is scheduled for
June 1- June 12, 2007.
One item that is not on the list
is pruning poles. While there may
be some need for safety pruning
of oaks and pine trees, the evi-
dence is building that "hurricane
pruning" on palms does not
improve storm safety. It may actu-
'ally be detrimental to the health of
these symbols of the tropics.
Last winter I received a ques-
tion from a lady who wanted to
know about palm pruning. I gave
her a short answer back then, but
now is the time to follow-up with
the long answer. Here goes:
"I have a question for you
about cabbage palms. I have
heard people say that I should
trim the fronds in order to have
bushier growth. Others say you
need do nothing but remove the
dead leaves. Is the trimming just a
way for the landscapers to make
more money or is there credence
to the pruning?
Thank you, Jeanette"
The Long Answer
There is a lot of discussion out
there, and researchers are just
beginning to come up with factu-
al evidence on the effects of prun-
ing on palm growth of palms.
Here are some of the points that I
have heard about over the past
Pruning will not produce
bushier growth on a palm tree.
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Sabal Palms that are being
transplanted will usually have all
fronds removed. This is thought
to be a water conservation prac-
tice, as the palm will need to re-
grow all its roots, and the fronds
will dry it out.
Other palms may have the
canopy reduced when they are
dug and replanted, with the
remaining fronds tied up to
reduce moisture loss.
Removing dead (i.e. all
brown) fronds is an aesthetic
choice. In some cases (like with
cabbage palms) they will blow off
in storms, or eventually fall off
under the force of gravity. Few
palms in our area (other than
Royal Palms) have fronds heavy
enough to cause harm if they
were to fall on someone. In the
case of a tropical storm, there will
be so many other items of flying
debris out there that smaller
fronds will not make a difference.
Brown fronds may support
certain forms of wildlife, some
desirable, some not. Near a house
or in an urban environment, most
folks do prune off the brown
fronds for aesthetic reasons or for
fire safety considerations.
Often tree "pruners" take off
an excessive number of green
fronds. These leaves produce
food for the palm. If you limit the
amount of food, you limit the
growth of the palm. In certain
species of palms (i.e. date palms),
naturally yellowing fronds are a
source of plant nutrients, and
their removal will hinder growth
unless supplemental fertilizer is
added, In other cases, yellowing
may be a sign of a disease or
nutrient deficiency (see the refer-
ences on our webpage).
Some landscapers feel that
excessively pruned palms may
develop a thinning of the trunk.
The cause of this "penciling" may
be due to pruning or possibly
other causes. The result can be a
problem during storms, as the
trunk can easily be broken where
it is thin.
"Pineapple pruning" is
where a chain saw is used to cut
off everything except the top
three or four fronds. This "hurri-
cane cut" may expose the bud of
a palm to excessive wind dam-
age, making it more susceptible
to failure or death and the loss of
the leaves will slow its recovery
by removing the food making
organs of the palm.
Pruning of palms (and many
other plants) is an excellent way
to transmit certain diseases from
one plant to another. Few of these
diseases can be treated once the
plant is infected. To prevent this
kind of problem, either sterilize
the tools between cuts, or don't
cut the palm in the first place.
My technique with Cabbage
Palm pruning is to use a "light-
cut" approach. I remove (with a
pruning pole, not with a chain
saw) all hanging brown fronds,
plus any that are half brown that
hang below the horizontal line,
and all the seed heads that I can
reach. (Seed heads make for
good bird food, but are messy on
driveways and lead to palm
sprouts in planting beds).
I found after the 2004 and 2005
hurricanes, even with a "light-cut"
approach, the re-growth of a full
canopy was more rapid on Cab-
bage Palms where no pruning
was done than with the light cut
approach. And neighboring
"pineappled palms" are still not
back to their former condition, 2-
3 years after the storms. The
implication is that the unpruned
Citrus judging team
Members of the Okeechobee High School Future Farmers of America citrus judging team
were honored at the recent FFA banquet. Members are (left to right) Joy Burnham, Austin
Harvey and Valerie McKee. They received their awards from Buddy Mills (right), agricul-
ture teacher and FFA advisor at Yearling Middle School.
Jewell L. Ellis
Jewell L. Ellis, age 94, gradu-
ated to glory on Saturday, May
26, 2007 in Stuart. She was born
in Mount Helen, Tenn. on June
10, 1912 to Carrie Hull Bow and
Granville Albert Bow. She was a
resident of Indiantown since
She was predeceased by: six
sisters; two brothers; a son; and,
She is survived by: daughters,
Betty Helton of Covington, Ga.
law; six grand-
and, a great- Jewell L.
child on the
Visitation will be held from
9:30 a.m. until service time at 11
a.m. at The Gathering Church in
Okeechobee, 1735 SW 24th Ave.
Interment will immediately fol-
low at Port Mayaca Cemetery.
The family invites everyone to
the Family Worship Center in
Indiantown following the inter-
ment for fellowship and refresh-
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee.
Okeechobee Cancer Center
Marvin J. Young, M.D.
Board Certified Urologist
"head" provided a lot more pro-
tection to the bud.
My observation is that pruning
palms is a way for uninformed
landscapers to make money at a
time when grass does not need to
be cut. If these folks would adopt
the light-cut approach, it is likely
that palm growth and health can
improve. And for professional
tree trimming companies, more
visits could translate to more busi-
More information, on palm
pruning is becoming available.
There are several websites on our
home page for those who are not
yet convinced of the need to
"leaf" those palms alone. Jean-
nette good luck with your deci-
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee Extension
you need additional information
We often hear the remark "Oh,
it is just human nature."
We can't help but wonder just
what "human nature" is...since
there are millions of humans and
each one acts
There is one
thing in com-
mon with all
ever. That is
the need to be
person on the
B face of the
By Paul earth is without
Buxton the need of
We heard of a family group sit-
ting around one evening dis-
cussing the town character.
Everyone had something bad to
say about the poor fellow until it
came around to the mother. "Well,
his mother loved him very much,"
was all she had to say. Maybe the
time had come when no one loved
him. This could have been a big
contributing factor to his life.
You know, this could be the
secret to success or failure. We
all need to do our share of shar-
ing a little understanding with
the less fortunate.
Thought to Remember:
"Gratitude is born in hearts that
take time to count mercies."
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OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting
will be held Tuesday, June 12, from 11:30 until 12:45 p.m. at the
Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St. Everyone is welcome and
lunch will be served. All parents and PTO members from Okee-
chobee's public and private schools are encouraged to attend and
assist in developing the countywide prevention plan. For informa-
tion, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.
Oakview hosting vacation Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will hold vacation
Bible school Monday through Friday, June 18-22, from 6 until 9 p.m.
The theme will be Game Day Central: Where Heroes Are Made. Pre-
registration is not mandatory but is suggested. There will be a kick-
off with fun and games on Saturday, June 16, from 9 until 11:30 a.m.
For information, call (863) 763-1699. .:
Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free
summer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Students
Offering Solutions performance troupe. Thirty youth between
the ages of 12-18 will be trained to perform alcohol/drug prevention
skits, write skits and learn to give presentations. The program will
run for six weeks, from July 6 through Aug. 10, and there are two
sites from which to choose: First Baptist Church and Douglas Park
Community Center. For information and an application, call Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Benefit beauty pageant is planned
The 12th annual Mr. & Miss Firecracker Fundraiser Beauty
Pageant will be held Saturday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee High School lecture hall, 2800 U.S. 441 N. Funds raised will
go to the Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue volunteers to be used to
purchase needed equipment. Age groups for girls will be 0 months
to 21 years. Ages for boys will be 0 months to years. Categories are
beauty, photogenic, most beautiful/handsome, best dressed and
the cover queen/king for the program book. Deadline to enter is
Sunday, July 8, at 5 p.m. No exceptions. For information call Donny
Arnold at (863) 634-6464; Pat Yeates at (863) 634-6985; or, Margie at
Fire/Rescue during business hours at (863) 763-5544.
Church plans to hold Bible school
Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will be offering
Vacation Bible School to youth between the ages of 4 through 13.
The school will be held Monday, July 30, through Saturday, Aug. 4,
from 6 until 9 p.m. For information, call Carol at (863) 763-6602.
SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee
Service Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for
the 2008 Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be pub-
lished as the featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken
until July 31 and entry forms and complete contest rules are avail-
able at www.sfwmd.gov/okee select Info & Education. This con-
test is open to amateur photographers only. Individuals may submit
up to three photos. For information, call (863) 462-5260.
Church hosting Worldview Weekend
The First Baptist Church, as host church, will sponsor Worldview
Weekend on Oct. 12 and 13 at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W.
28th St. Speakers representing Worldview Weekend will be Ken
Ham, David Barton, Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse, and Ron Carl-
son. The program is appropriate for ages 11 and up. Tickets can be
obtained from Debi at (863) 634-3525 or the First Baptist Church at
(863) 763-2171; or, online at www.worldviewweekend.com.
OHS class of'88 planning reunion
The Okeechobee High School class of 1988 has begun making
plans for their 20th reunion. Any members of the class of '88 are
asked to e-mail your name, address and phone number to Larry
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A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7
p.m. The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting
in Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Cam-
pus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care
Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who, enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an
appearance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner
at (863) 532-0449.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863)
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10
a.m. at the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in
Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid
Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 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 Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the fellowship hall, 1735 SW. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For
information, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilita-
tor. 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 facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until
7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call
A.A. meeting meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart
Catholic. Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. This will be a closed discus-
N.A. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Sports Complex pavilion, 580
N.W. 27th Lane, next to the pool. For information call (863) 634-
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
Tantle 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 at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
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 10 a.m. until 1 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 Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W, Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
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 Frank Irby at
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 Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4920, for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Fpr 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 relationships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893,
or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863)
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m.
until noon at the One Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second
Language classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Careglver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family.
member is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another sup-
port, information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at
411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-
VFW hosting Memorial Day service
VFW Post #9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W, will hold a Memorial Day cere-
mony in commemoration of fallen soldiers on Monday, May 28, from
12:30 p.m. until 1 p.m. Speakers will be Bill Douglas, chaplain, and
Michael Collins Hall, commander-elect. For information, call (863)
Annual KOA benefit putt-putt tourney planned
The fourth annual Good Habits and Old Spirits annual putt-putt
golf tournament will be held at the KOA Kampground, 4276 U.S. 441
S., on Monday, May 28. The entry fee is $8, with proceeds going to the
KOA Kid Camp. Sign ups for this event will be at Good Spirits on U.S.
441 S. on Monday from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Tee time is 2 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2734, or Pat at (863) 763-6464.
SES advisory group to meet
The Seminole Elementary School advisory council will meet Tues-
day, May 29, at 4 p.m. in the media center. The public is invited.
La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Consejo
Consultivo para la escuela, miercoles, el 29 de mayo, 2007, a las 4
p.m., van a juntar en el biblioteca. Todo el public estan envitados de
Center honors workforce week
The Okeechobee One Stop Career Center and Workforce Devel-
opment Board of the Treasure Coast will celebrate National Work-
force Week on Wednesday, May 30, at 8 a.m. in the Okeechobee One
Stop Career Center, 209 S.W Park St. Mary Snyder, One Stop Center
manager, will be serving her famous breakfast special. It will be an
excellent opportunity to tour the facility and meet the staff.
Church hosting Southern gospel sing
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Terrace,
will hold a Southern gospel sing with the Singing Reflectsons on Sat-
urday, June 2, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 3, at 11 a.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 634-0344 or (863) 467-6066.
Scrapbooking party is slated
A scrapbooking crop party will be held on Friday, June 1, from 6
until 10 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. All
levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Carolyn Jones will give a
demonstration on brag bags. She will also be available to assist you
with your scrapbooking questions and supplies. Bring your hand-
made name tag to enter the "name tag" contest. This month we will
also be voting on a name for our group. Refreshments will be served
and there will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook pages on which
you are currently working. For information call Carolyn at (863) 634-
1885, or Joan at (863) 467-0290.
Yard sale benefits youth church group
Calvary Chapel Bible Fellowship of Okeechobee, 1963 N.W. 38th
Ave., will hold ayard sale on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Proceeds benefit the church youth group. For information, call (863)
Church youth plan yard sale
The youth of the First United Methodist Church will hold a yard
sale on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the parking lot of
Tractor Supply, 3371 U.S. 441 S. All proceeds will benefit the youth
mission trip to Asheville, N.C. For information, call Pastor Jim Daw-
son at (863) 763-4021.
Vacation Bible school dates set
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., will
hold vacation Biole school June 4-8 from 7 until 9 p.m. This year's
theme will be Wild West Witness: Riding in the shadow of the cross.
There is no cost to attend. The school is for children all ages and
adults. Snacks will be provided, as well as a nursery. For information,
call (863) 763-7743.
4-H hosting horse day camp
Okeechobee County 4-H will be hosting horse day camp. Camp
will begin June 4 with Basic Horsemanship. The week of June 11 will
be Horse Special Events week and the last week, beginning June 25,
will be Rodeo Week. This camp is for boys and girls ages 8-18 that
must be comfortable with horses. The cost is $100 per week and chil-
dren may sign up for multiple weeks. Camp will be held at the Okee-
chobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday. For information and sign ups call come the Okee-
chobee County Extension Office at (863) 763-6469, or come to the
office at 458 U.S. 98 N.
Church youth camp slated for June 4-7
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, will host a
youth camp for children between the ages of 10 and 19. The camp
will run June 4-7 (five days/four nights). The fee is $80 per camper
and includes all expenses including three meals a day. Donations of
food and supplies would be appreciated. For information, contact
Rachel Velie at (863) 357-3053.
BHR church plans Bible school
Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Hunter Road/Cypress Street, will
hold a Vacation Bible School (VBS)"Game Day Central: Where
heroes are made," for children ages three through sixth grade June 4-
8, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend. Registration will
be held Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. until noon with hot dogs and
snacks. For information call Janelle Thomas at (863) 467-1015, the
church office at (863) 763-7532 or the pastor at (863) 763-3442.
Coalition board sets meeting date
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board will
meet Wednesday, June 6, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 1600 S.W.
Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to board
members. For information, call Jim Venselat (863) 357-1977.
Bake sale benefits Red Cross program
Seacoast National Bank will host a bake sale to benefit the Ameri-
can Red Cross Heroes campaign on Friday, June 8, from 9 a.m. until 6
p.m. at 500 N. Parrott Ave. For information, contact Melody Hodges at
Bake sale aids missionary projects
A bake sale, sponsored by the ladies of the church, will be held
Saturday, June 9, at the Presbyterian Church USA, 312 N Parrott Ave.
Doors will open at 9 a.m. Proceeds will go towards several mission-
ary projects. For information, call Eleanor Newhouse at (863) 763-
Methodist church plans Bible school
Lift Off, Soaring to New Heights is the theme of the Vacation Bible
School to be held at First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second
S., June 11-15 from 5 until 8 p.m. A light dinner will begin each ses-
sion. There will be adult classes as well as three children's classes for
ages 5 and under, those 6 to 8 and those 9 to 11. Childcare is available
for babies and toddlers. For information, call (863) 763-4021.
OSAC resource committee to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, June 11, from 11:30 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meet-
ing and is open to the public. For information, call Keith Striping at
OSAC training panel will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, June 11, from 9 until 10
a.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. The meeting is open to the public. For
information, call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.
A Hot Idea...Play More Golf!
Submitted to Okeechobee News
Second place honors
Keith Deitz landed two bass that weighed a total of 7.7 Ibs.
to clinch second place honors in the senior (15-18 year
old) division of the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. monthly
bass tournament held on April 28 at the Scott Driver boat
The Chobee Firestix will hold
tryouts for the traveling softball
team on Friday, June 1, at 6:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee High
School softball field.
Anyone aged 8 and under who
is interested in playing competi-
tive travel softball tournaments on
the coast should attend this try-
For information, call Kim Har-
graves at (863) 634-6322.
Memorial Day kicks off the
summer season. Hopefully it
will bring some much-needed
rain. I know it will be hot. After
living here for longer than a
decade, I'm used to the heat. I
might not have the strength to
go 36 holes during the summer
months, but 18 are not a prob-
Here's the really good
Tee times are plentiful and
the greens fees are at their low-
est this time of year. Another
benefit, especially for those who
have not retired yet, is it stays
by Daniel Shube
light out late. So, it's golf time!
Another way to save some
cash and do some good at the
same time is to purchase the
American Lung Association Golf
Privilege Card (commonly
known as the Lung Card). The
Lung Card provides discounts at
hundreds of courses in Florida
This year the Lung Card has
forged a partnership with the
GPC Card which offers similar
savings all year long in the Unit-
ed Kingdom, including presti-
gious courses like The Belfry.
Your purchase of The Lung
Card provides much needed
funding to the American Lung
Association to help them fight
The Lung Card costs only $15
or get four for $45. As Father's
Day is approaching, it makes a
great gift for your golfing dad.
The easiest way to purchase
the card is to visit
www.lungfla.org or you can call
(800) LUNG-USA. There is also a
shipping fee of $2.50 per order.
This summer, drink plenty of
fluid, apply and reapply the sun-
screen, cover up to protect your
skin (including a hat and sun-
glasses). And play more golf!
Alligator hunting permits on sale June 12
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
will start selling more than 4,500
alligator harvest permits on a first-
come, first-served basis on June
The sale of alligator permits
begins at 10 a.m. (EDT) June 12
and will continue through 11:59
p.m. (EDT) June 18. During this
period, each person will be limited
to one permit, which allows the
take of two alligators. If there are
any remaining permits available
after this period, permit sales will
reopen at 10 a.m. (EDT) June 19,
and continue until all are sold.
Applicants have the option of
applying at any county tax collec-
tor's office, license agent (retail
outlet that sells hunting and fishing
licenses), at MyFWC.com/license
or by calling toll-free 1-888-HUNT
FLORIDA (486-8356) from any-
where in the United States or Cana-
Application instructions are
online at MyFWC.com/gators/pub-
To obtain a permit, applicants
must submit payment for an alliga-
tor trapping license and two alliga-
tor-hide validation tags, or provide
proof of a valid alligator trapping
license (must be valid through Nov.
1) plus pay the fee for the two hide-
validation tags.,No other hunting
licenses are required.
The cost for a resident alligator
trapping license and hide-valida-
tion tags is $271.50, and non-resi-
dents pay $1,021.50. The cost for
each additional alligator hunting
permit (allowing the take of two
alligators) is $61.50 regardless of
residency. All fees are nonrefund-
able. Any hunter who takes an alli-
gator must complete and send in
an Alligator Harvest Report Form.
The information gathered from
these forms enables FWC biolo-
gists to monitor alligator popula-
tion trends and impacts of the
An alligator trapping agent
ud's firsi expe-
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license is also available for $51.50,
which allows the license holder to
assist a trapper in taking alligators,
but only in the presence of the per-
mitted trapper. All persons seeking
a harvest permit must be at least 18
years of age byAug. 15.
The alligator hunting season
will run 11 consecutive weeks
from Aug. 15 through Nov. 1.
To educate participants on the
rules and regulations of the hunts,
the FWC offers a no-cost, three-
hour training and orientation pro-
gram, which is held at locations
throughout the state. Permit recipi-
ents are not required to attend, but
first-time participants are strongly
encouraged to do so. Courses will
be offered in July and August, and
permit holders will receive, by
mail, permit packages listing exact
dates and locations.
For more information on how
to get involved in these exciting alli-
gator hunts, visit
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Okeechobee High School Female Athlete of the Year is a 4-year letter earner in volleyball
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, May 25,
through Thursday, May 31, are as
Theatre I -"Pirates of the
Caribbean 3" (PG-13) Show-
times: Friday at 7 p.m. only. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.
only. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2 and 7 p.m.
Theatre II "Shrek 3" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre Ill "Spiderman 3"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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cases of questionable value,
such as promises of guaran-
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CAT- Found 3 legged cat.
DOG, male, north of Ft. Drum,
HOUND MIX, female, near
Dairy Feeds on 9th Street.
(863)801-3276 Iv. msg.
AFRICAN GRAY, Last seen
5/22, S. Elmer St. LaBelle,
$200 REWARD for Info.
(863)675-8356 or 673-6007
CAT- vie of SW 15th Street &
5th Ave. Dark Siamese
w/white paws. Please call
COCKER SPANIEL: Sally, 8 yr
old blond. Missing since
05/13 from Bet Her Acres.
SETTERS, male, white w/black
spots, female, white
w/brown spots, vic. of Civic
Center, Hwy. 98.
2) free to good homes,
BABY HAMSTERS: Free To
good homes only
863-801-1302 or 801-3942.
BEAGLE/HUNTING DOG MIX-
female, 11 wks old, kennel
trained/ hse brk, good home
BLUE HEELER PUPS (2): 1
male, 1 female. Good hog &
cattle. Free to good homes.
BUG PUPPIES (4): Pug / Bos-
ton Terrier Mix. Males, free
to good homes only. Call
CHIHUAHUA, 10 year old fe-
male, to good home, does
not get along with children.
KITTEN- 1 female calico, 7
weeks old, to good home.
KITTENS 10 weeks old, to
good home only Call
KITTENS (6) 1 Male, 5 Fe-
male. Free to good homes
SEEKING FEMALE COMPAN-
ION- non smoker, attractive,
age 55-65, who lives In
Okeechobee, for 69 yr old
male, nice guy. Call
END DUMP DRIVERS
Forjob between Buckhead
Ridge and Lakeport. Call
561-793-0322, Ext. 104
needed for busy General
Includes 401k, Benefits and
Paid Vacation. Must be
experienced In Educational
Facilities Construction, as
well as, Commercial and
Fax Resume and Include
Salary to: 561-712-4756.
NEWSROOM HELP WANTED
English skills a must.
Computer skills helpful.
Part or Full Time, On
occasion, some nights and
weekends may be required.
Send resume, job history to
Must be able to lay-out
underground w/strings and also
know normal codes for Apts.
Call Tommy 386-423-5800
for assistant to Program
Resource Specialist. Must be
trustworthy, reliable, and
willing to learn. General office /
clerical / telephone skills
required. Must have ability to
work in a fast-paced environ-
ment, ability to multi-task, and
be proficient in Word and
Excel. Excellent organizational
skills, a valid' driver's license
and reliable transportation a
must. hours are M-F, 8-5, ft.
Please apply in person at
406 NW 4th Street, Okee.
2930 Hwv. 710 East
Pt. St. Lucie, Hobe Sound,
Wellington & Jupiter
Serving 4 Counties
Needed for Okeechobee
Join al th people who
ay. "1 soldi tl In the cIlas-
Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant Needed. Full Time
in busy medical office. Exp.
necessary. Fax CV to
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in observance of Memorial Day.
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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:
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today's classlteds. Did
you look for it?
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-763-7675 or
New Lic. #2423
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/rop
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
%0o wonder newspaper
readers enjoy life morel
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Computer 'Video 580
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
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C /HEAT UNIT- 5 ton, for a
Mobile home. $800. or best
offer. (863)675-9218 or
AC UNIT 5,00OK, exc. brand
and new cond. $75.
A/C UNIT- 2.5 ton, Brand new.
AIR CONDITIONER: New, for
Mobilehome. 3 ton $1800.
863-675-0358 or 234-9901.
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER:
Package unit, with heat, 07
WINDOW UNIT, Kenmore,
5,600 btu, older, but works
well, $20 (863)763-2232
WINDOW UNIT, Whirlpool,
11,600 btu, like new, min.
30" wide. $100
WINDOW UNITS, (2), 1 Ig., 1
small, both 110v, good
cond., used a little, $150 will
sell sep. (863)675-4858
CHEVY PICK- UP, '54, Good
for restoration. Runs good.
Needs brakes. $1500.
COMMERCIAL FREEZER- 2dr,
reach in, good for ice stor-
age, glass doors, $1500
Works well. $75
FRIDGE Side by side, ivory,
KENMORE STOVE Ivory,
good cond., $100.
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
STOVE TOP: Stainless Steel,
electric, slightly used. $100.
STOVE/OVEN COMBO, Ken-
more, Victorian reproduction,
black iron, 37", beautiful.
WASHER & DRYER- Full size,
stacked, Frigidaire. $250.
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
GIRL'S HUFFY: 1;' ,olcient
J ..3-.iS -4 223 iler 7 pm ,,"
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METAL SHED- bit. .. it ri r,
w i rh d O 0 i' ." 3 t i o l l r ,n ; ,
Material 054.0.. n,.
PLYWOOD- 150 sreel.i,) ijii
(ICAI i' 2-462" JuDpiler drid
SCAFFOLD: 3.\ei plionTrm &
w rie-i r,,i 763-8156
Ph,,l mww laaei:est ,:om
', 100 uvwir e l)t 13lbr
Shutters & Sea wss
Licensed & insured
1551 N.V. 24th Drive
SLIDING GLASS DOORS (3)
Whiii i ,iuminum irime
WOOD SEALANT: Berr Plus
I .) j G S lln ur iiari ,rs
B[,iian n.w -'50 lor ill. will
BABY BASSINET- r in 1 Win-
nie The Pooh. Excellent con-
dition. $50. or best offer. Call
BABY SWING- Brand new.
Used only briefly. Battery or
electric. IMany settings. Very
nice. $150. (863)509-8179
CAPTIANIS BED- Twin, w/
matching dresser. Lt color
wood. Good cond. $350. or
best offer. (863)675-0600
CONVERTIBLE CRIB: With
mattress. GRACO BOUNCER:
Good condition. $130 neg
for both. 863-673-2726
TODDLER BED- Fire Truck
Step 2. With mattress. Great
TODDLER BED- Wooden,
Complete. Newish, Used once.
BRIDAL GOWN beaded,
w/veil, new, never worn,
w/tags, designer Cassini.
PANTS & SHIRTS (6): Ladies,
size 3X. $30 for all or will
WEDDING DRESS- from Da-
vid's Bridal. Floor length, sz 4
strapless. Veil & fullness slip
incld $500. (863)946-0307
WEDDING GOWN, White, size
10-12, $20 (863)675-0031
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$249. (863)517-2782 Tony
BAR STOOLS- (3) 24", wood-
en, swivel, $100
BED- Beauty Rest, New condi-
tion. $200. (863)673-4534
COUCH & RECLINING CHAIR-
ood shape, red/tan, $75
BEDROOM SET: 4 piece, Solid
Oak, Bassett, brand new,
never used. $1000 will fi-
CHEST- Lighted, Mirror front,
Black, $150. (863)673-4534
COUCH, leather, rusty brown,
w/white wash coffee & 2 end
tables, $75 will sell
DINING ROOM TABLE oval
shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
asking $300/best offer.
DINING ROOM TABLE w/4
chairs. $50. (863)610-1823
DRESSER: 6 drawers, folding
doors in center, mirror. $100
or best offer. 863-467-9892
FURNITURE: House full! Too
much to list! $2000 for all.
FUTON CHAIR: $50.
HEADBOARD & FRAME,
white, metal, twin, w/mat-
tress &.boxspring_ ,$35.
(863)467-2679 Iv. msg.
HUTCH & SIDE BOARD: Maple
wood. $500 negotiable.
LOVESEAT: 66", white, good
MATTRESS Brand new, 2
sided pillow top. $299.
MATTRESS- Memory Foam,
Queen sz, 9" thick, By NASA
as seen on TV, 20 yr wrty.
$450. Cash (772)418-0537
OFFICE CHAIR, Black, swivel.
PARSONS CHAIRS (2): Con-
temporary. Florida colors:
Aqua, Pink & Cream. Exc
cond. $50. (863)467-8681
SOFA & LOVESEAT- seafoam
green, needs to be cleaned,
good condition, $150 or best
SOFA: 92", queen sleeper,
white, good condition, $60.
TV ARMOIRE, Broyhill. Holds
up to 32" TV $100
WALL UNIT: Walnut, 18"d x
S30"w, with 2 shelves & 2
doors below. $90.
SHOT GUN, 20 gage, Moss-
berg, $165. (502)931-8101
WEIGHT MACHINE: Dual sta-
tion, With cable weights & leg
press. Excellent condition.
$250 neg. (863)357-3773
WEIGHT SET: Full, asking
PENDENT LIGHTS (2): Like
new. $30. (863)467-8681
SWING- 2x4, A frame, Good
CANE- Ladies Quad, Has de-
signs on it. Never used. Cost
$55. will sell for $25. or best
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med-
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only Paid $5000, asking
HOSPITAL BED- Electric, Set
up with a vibrations. Very
good condition. $1000.
(863)467-4735 or 610-1135
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1500. (863)763-6907
SCOOTER, Electric, Golden
Companion w/Lift. Reese
hitch ready. $1500 neg.
CARPORT- 20 X 20, you take
down and remove $250
CORRUGATED BOXES- Ap-
prox. 1000. 15x10xlO. .67
per box. Minimum of 10 per
RING & ARCH ROLLER, for
making ornamental metal
folk art, $450.
TELESCOPE: Orion 127 mm
(5") aperture Star Max w/
case. $500. / trade for brand
name pistol. 863-447-3409
ACOUSTIC GUITAR: Squier by
Fender, w/ soft leather case.
Missing 5th string. $75.
863-885-1172 after 3pm
DRUMS: Lugwig, Professional
Set & much more! $1200
PIANO, Gulbransen, upright,
w/new damp chaser, $300
or best offer. (863)467-2679
PIANO- Wurlitzer, Small up-
right. Excellent condition.
$200. (863)467-4735 or
AMERICAN PIT Bull Terrier-
female, 14 mths old, ADBA
reg., solid dark red, needs
home. $200. (863)634-6601
BIRD CAGE: Large, wrought
iron, black, w/ playpen on
top. $35. 863-528-3235 W.
BULL MASTIF / KERR MIX
(7): Free to good homes.
CHIHUAHAUA PUPPY, Fe-
male, 11 wks. old w/shots.
$300. (863)357-0037 or
ITALIAN MINI GREYHOUND
PUPPIES, AKC, champ pedi-
gree, shots/wormed, $500.
MINI DOBERMAN PINSCHER:
Beautiful dog, but we can't
keep him, almost 1 year old.
POODLE, White, 2 yr. old,
Male w/papers. All shots.
SHIH TZU PUPPIES- 3 fe-
males left. 8 wks old. Ready
to go. Shots up to date.
HOT TUB: 2003, Excalibar
spa, with cover. $500.
863-673-1981 Call after 5
HUNTING BUGGY: With Jeep
engine. Runs good. $2000
or best offer. (863)634-0582
TRAMPOLINE 15' w/8' net &
shoe holder. $125.
JUGGERNAUTS 2 15"
MMATS In box. $1800 new,
KICKER 650SX AMP & 12"
Subwoofer, all new, in box,
never installed, $400.
MASSIVE AUDIO: 6000 watt
amp, brand new. $650.
FLAT SCREEN: #36 Sony,
with stand. $300. Call Ange-
la at 239-645-9155.
PHILLIPS- 60" Big screen,
Good condition. $500.
PLASMA TV: 42", only 2 years
old, with stand & remotely!
PROJECTION TV: 55" Philips,
only 4 years old, works
reat, good condition!!!
TELEVISION- Philips 50",
w/DVD and VCR, $800 firm
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
AIR COMPRESSOR- 7.5 hp
with Kohler engine on 2 cyl
compressor. $425. Or best
SPOT WELDER- 220 amps,
Good condition. $125.
TABLE SAW: $60.
AIR HOCKEY TABLE, Electric,
new condition. $45
XBOX CONSOLE: With games
& accessories. $175.
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
TRACTOR- Ford, 3910,
FARM GATE- 10 ft, asking $30
FILLY, Paso Fino, 4 mos. old,
bay, up to date Coggins &
shots, $600 or best offer.
HORSE TRAILER, '91 Goose-
neck, needs some body
work, floor good cond.,
$1500 neg. (863)201-3492
THOROUGHBRED GELDING- 6
yr. Good mouth reining. Cant
keep anymore. Tack included
LAWN MOWERS- Self pro-
pelled push mower. Works
great $35. (863)675-8937
MOWER 34" Gravely ZTR,
exc. cond., $1500 firm.
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
Rear Engine, 30" cut, $450
SNAPPER PARTS: All new.
$300. (863)763-3951 repair
YARD SWEEPER- Huskee,
Heavy duty. Paid $250. will
sell for $150.
(863)467-7151 after 6pm
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The classified ads
GOATS, ROOSTERS, CHINESE
GEESE: All healthy and very
gentle. Some registered.
Hand fed. (863)467-6388
LIMOUSINE BULL 7 yr. old,
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1br/iba, partially furnished.
Avail. June 1st, Call for
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
1BR/1BA, fully furnished, very
nice. $700 per month + se-
curity deposit. 561-582-8693.
All your rental needs
in one location.
Century 21 Horizon Properties
Landlords & Tenants
AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba.; $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call for more
info. Call Barry 772-216-1461
Indian Hammock, 1800 sq.
ft., 3/2, w/2 stall barn,
fenced, $3000 mo., 1st, last
& sec. (863)467-0831 ask
LEASE / PURCHASE: 2br/1ba,
Single family, corner lot, com-
plexly remodeled. Located at
3405 NW 2nd St / Okee.
OKEE: 3/1 on V2 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $1100. + 1st,
ast, sec/refs. 305-458-8659
OKEE., 3br; lba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1150. mo + Sec. 1008 SW
2nd Ave. (954)658-0108
OKEE., 3BR/2BA Lg yard.
Horses welcome. 70 W 12mi.
out of town $800. mo. + 1st,
Last & Sec. (863)634-3262
TREASURE ISLAND: 2br/lba
unfurn duplex. Available now!
$700/mo + deposit. Appl
incld, w/d. (239)707-5155
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740
OKEECHOBEE, Smoker ok,
must like dogs & cats. Cable
included. $400/mo. & sec.
Internet neg. (772)214-0600
OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy. $140/week
plus deposit, utilities included.
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
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
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
ACREAGE IN LITTLE FARMS:
2/1, new c/a, new appliances,
recently remodeled, detached
garage, on 2%' fenced acres,
pond. $175,000 firm. Call
863-467-8844 for more info.
CLEWISTON, Rent or sale.
New. home. 3/2, Garage, Big
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, CBS,
on 5 acres, w/barn, near
schools & airport, only 2 mi
from town. Asking $390,000
OKEECHOBEE- New 1570 sq
ft, 3/2/1 CBS in Basswood.
$150K neg. Will pay all clos-
ing costs (863)467-5299
LAKESHORE RESORT- LAKE
PLACID, FL., New 2BD cottag-
es on. Lake Placid, 300' white
sand beach, dock & addl.
amenities, Call (863)441-2659
Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals
also avail. Call (863)465-2135
I Genra Contr
GO CART, as-is. $300
GO CART, "Thunder Cart" 5 hp
Briggs & Stratton, Perfect
POLAR 4 WHEELER- '02 Blue
w/spotlight as is $700. Ser
Inq only, (863)801-3980
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TIRES (4): 30 x 9.50 R15. All
terrain. $100. 863-805-2877
TIRES (4): B F Goodrich,
P205/60/R15, very little
wear. $125. 863-763-7295
TIRES (6) Good Year, 245 /
70R's 19.5, 12 ply., G159
Unisteel. Good tread. $300
all, will sep. (863)824-0801
TOOL BOX, Aluminum, Like
new for Large Pick Up,
J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
Screen Rooms Carports
E Room Additions Florida Rooms
ns Garages Seawalls i
Ernest lancaster (8631634-2044
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
All your rental needs'
in one location.
Century 21 Horizon Properties
Landlords & Tenants
Indiantown 1br/1ba $750/mo.
1 Room Cottage $475/mo.
32ft RV/BA $475/mo. incl. elec
2br/1ba singlewide $550/mo.
1st, last & sec. All Incl. City
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, fur-
nished, inclds water,
ON RIM CANAL: Small, 1
Bdrm., $450 mo. (includes
utilities). + $300 sec. dep.
RIVER ACRES, 2BR/1.5BA,
Single, on Kissimmee River,
$600/mo. + sec. & electric.
Yearly lease. (863)467-5616
REDUCED! 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA!Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W&D, in adult
park on rim canal $25,000.
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
AIR BOAT '96, Apache, 0435
Lycombing aircraft engine,
190hp, $6500 or best offer.
AIR BOAT HULL, Apache, with
cage, $400. (863)302-4001
BAYLINER CARPI- '85, 19',
350 eng. OEM :ul drive. Runs
good. Very ] Nepr, ir),1Neds
TLC. $3500. (863)699-297
BOAT / UTILITY TRAILER: 12
14 ft. $295. 863-635-3465
BOAT, 14ft., aluminum, '97
3hp OMC galvanized trailer,
OUTBOARD MOTOR, 15hp
Johnson, just been redone,
runs like hew, $525.
SAIL BOAT: Hobie Cat, 14
feet, excellent condition.
SUNTRACKER PONTOON: '06,
21ft, w/ '07 galvanized trailer,
60HP 4 stroke Merc. $13,500.
863-414-2346 or 763-4079
V-HAUL: 14ft, Lowe, alumi-
num, 5ft wide. Trailer needs
some work. $700 or best of-
ALEGRO, 1978 Travel Trailer,
25 Ft. w/generator. Runs
great. Needs minor repairs.
1500 neg. (863)673-1249
FISH FINDER- Wireless, Brand
new still in box. Great for any
type of fishing. $150.
'98 225hp Mercury, guages
& controls included. Quick
sale, $1500 (863)675-1634
HONDA CB 900 1982, Cus-
tom, Nice bike. $1500. or
best offer. (239)560-4604
HONDA MAGNUM, '83, runs,
MOTORCYCLE PARTS, JE Pis-
tons, ings & pins. For Suzu-
ki. Brand new, never used.
$600 neg. (863)447-6507
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story $500 neg.
SUZUKI C90, '05, 1500cc,
w/less than 3k mi., leather
saddlebags, sissy bar & full
(863)763-1106 v. msg.
TRIUMPH CHOPPER, Older,
$2500 or best offer.
YAMAHA- '02, V-Star 1100,
Runs Great, Low miles.
YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO '84,
Windshield, saddle bags,
king/queen seat, great on gas!!
YAMAHA GRIZZLY 660, '02,
4x4, ITP Rims & Tires, runs
QUAD RUNNER: '97, Suzuki,
excellent condition. $1200
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 4050
Utility Trailers 4065
CHEVY CAMARO- '98, New
brakes. Runs great. Cold
A/C. Good Shape. $3500. or
best offer. (863)697-6731
CHEVY CAVALIER '99, RS,
2 door, 66k, $3200
CHRYSLER SEBRING- '01,
Good condition. Needs mo-
tor. $500. or best offer.
DODGE INTREPID: 1996,
great shape. Moving, must
FORD ESCORT '93- no air,
runs good, body needs work,
FORD MUSTANG 2002, Dark
green. Low miles. Looks &
Runs great! $8,000.
GEO STORM 1990, 5 spd.
Great for parts. $250.
GRAND MARQUIS '88- 89K
orig miles, asking $500
MERCEDES 500SEL 1985,
Runs good. $1500. or best
MUSTANG GRANDE COUPE:
72, redone trans, black leath-
er, green hardback, V8-351.
GMC K30: 1988, 4x4, 1 ton,
ps, pb, 6 brand new tires
(916 Military's). $5000 w/9'
util body. 772-201-7950
CHEVY S10 BLAZER, '88, 4.3
mtr., motor runs good,
CHEVY SUBURBAN, '86, 4x4,
needs rear end work, runs
great, clear title, $800.
DODGE RAMCHARGER, '87,
4wd, one owner, $1500 or
best offer. (863)902-9855
GMC JIMMY 1994, 4x4, Swap
for 2 wheel ddrive pick up or
sell for $1500.
CARPET, brand new, out of
'07 Ford Superduty Crew
Cab, charcoal, perf. cond.,
$400 neg. (863)697-0328
CHROME WHEELS & TIRES,
P265/70/17, very nice, fits
GM Trucks '99-'07, $450.
FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tail lights.
$300 for all, will sep.
JEEP ENGINE: 360, heads &
parts. $150. 863-528-3235
MOPAR PARTS: Early 70's.
Heads, engines, cranks,
carbs, trans, manifold &
more. $500.239 895-3269
MUSTANG- '95, Parting out.
Ground effects, spoiler,
$1400. for all or will sell for
REAR SEAT, For Jeep Wran-
gler, black, good shape, $75
RIMS, low profile, 4 lug, off of
Honda Civic, $250.
RUNNING BOARDS- Factory,
Off '08 F350 King ranch, 4
door, tan, $600. Neg.
RUNNING BOARDS: Ford,
polyurethane, fits '99 & up Su-
perduty Ford Crew Cab, $400
SUPER SWAMPERS TSL, (4)
tires, 13x38x16, w/4 16x10
Extreme Rock Crawler Rims,
$800 for all. (863)763-0665
TIRES (4): Super Swampers,
33/1050/15, on rims. $350.
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TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt tur-
bo 700, $450
CHEVY '84, 4WD, 350 engine,
flat bed, on Blazer frame,
CHEVY STEP SIDE: 1994, with
topper. $3500 or best offer.
DODGE PICKUP: 1983. $800.
DODGE RAM '96- 2500 4x4,
new trans & new tires, many
extras, $4500 or best offer
DODGE RAMCHARGER, '90,
4x4, 319, auto, lots of new
parts, 33" Bridgestone, 2"
ift, $2500. (239)369-3269
FORD F150: '86, XLT, 5.0 au-
to, Runs good, with tool box
$700. 863-234-9901 or
FORD F250: 1990, 7.3 Diesel,
standard transmission, 4x4.
$4000 or best offer. Call
FORD F250 1997 (2) Power
Stroke Diesel, Ext. cab, NC,
4x4. Excellent condition.
$6000 each. (239)229-4900
FORD F350: '00, dly, 7.3 die-
sel, auto, ac, long bed, tow
pkg, Ithr, stereo. Looks & runs
great! $15,000 954-328-8627
FORD RANGER XLT- '01, Ext.
cab, Great shape. $5900. View
-revwats. Phone # on Site
GMC 2500- '01, Duramax die-
sel, 4x4, 130K mi. & '2000
Lance truck camper 8.5'
stove, frig., Queen sz bed,
full ba. Fits shortbed ext
cab. $17,000. Will sep.
TOYOTA '93, 4x4, Extra cab,
no motor, $500
CHEVY BLAZER '94- Great
gas mileage, 2dr, runs good,
low miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627
FORD EXPLORER XLT- '05, 4
dr, Leather, Low mi. Exc
cond. Factory warranty 1
owner $18K. (863)357-3026
FORD EXPLORER XLT, '99,
V6, good cond., 2 new tires,
air bags, 4 dr., keyless entry,
HIGHLANDER 2002: Clean ti-
tie. 4 Door, Auto., Luggage
rack, C/C,'A/C, PW, PL.
JEEP CHEROKEE: 1979, 360
motor, 36" Mickey Thomp-
son's, custom paint. $2500
JEEP GRAND WAGONEER:
1991. Runs! $2000 or best
Noah's North Carlina Furniture Oulet
107 SW 17" Sute B Okeechobee, FL
Open Mon. Sat 11 4:30 PM
Sofa & Loveseat .............. .53500
W all Hugger . ........ . .... 24010
Swivel Rocker . ... .......... 27900
Small Recliner ................ -12500
Sofa Sleeper (Queen) .......... S42500
Full Sleeper . . . . . . . . 41500
M ini Sleeper ................. $39900
2 7 Piece Bedroom Sets .... 999' ea.
Big Man Chairs ............... -2500
Custom Kitchen Cabinets
Full....... 199" Pillowtop ..... .22510
Queen $2200 Pillowtop ..... 25500
King $2550 Pillowtop ..... $39901
See Store for More
A Public Auction will beheld at Gilbert
Chevrolet Co, Located at 3550 High-
way 441 SE Okeechobee, Florida
34974 on June 14,2007, to begin at
9:00 a.m.-10:00;a.m. forunpaid me-
chanic and storage bill. Pursuant to
Florida statue 713.78. Vehicle descrip-
1995 To ota Truck
Vin # 4TAUN53B7SZ085216
No Checks accepted. Cash only. The
seller serves the right of final bid. All
Sales are Rnal. No refunds will be
made. Vehicle will ibe sold "AS IS"
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OHS yearbook sales continue
The Okeechobee High School Brahman yearbook has arrived. Extra
copies are on sale during both lunches in the Journalism room and
after school until 3 p.m. The cost is $45 cash only. The books will be
on sale as long as copies are available.
Church offering help to quit drugs
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, will hold a free
drug deliverance class each Friday during the month of May beginning
at 6 p.m. Anyone wanting to quit using drugs, or anyone who knows
someone who needs help quitting drugs is welcome. For information,
call (863) 357-3053.
Realtors establish new scholarship fund
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will be offering a schol-
arship in memory of the late Liz Weisser, a longtime local Realtor, to
any student studying Real Estate. All scholarship donations can be
mailed to the Okeechobee County Board of Realtors Liz Weisser Schol-
arship Fund, 326 N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, FL, 34972. Call Toni Doyle,
association executive, at (863) 467-0004 for information.
Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering smoking
cessation classes for pregnant women, women, or family members liv-
ing in the household with children 0-3 years old at Florida Community
Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N. Parrott Ave. Call Leah Suarez at (863) 763-
1951, ext. 24, for class dates.
Senior Services offering assistance
Okeechobee Senior Services is currently taking applications for the
EHEAEP grant. You must be 60 and over to qualify for assistance with
electric bills and you must have a shut off notice. Call Kim at (863) 462-
5180 for the required documentation needed to apply.
Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of
1998 are asked to please submit your contact information to
email@example.com. Include your maiden name if appropriate,
address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning our 10-
year reunion. More details will be published as they are available.
ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second lim-
ited edition Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament including a
numbered certificate with historical information. Ornaments are $15
and proceeds fund the ORE scholarship. The 2007 ornament will be the
Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first brick school 1916. A
limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is available. Those who pur-
chased ornaments last year and would like the same ornament num-
ber(s) and quantity please call one of the following members: Gay Carl-
ton at (863) 763-5755; Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829; Paulette Whipple
at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis at (863) 763-3991; or, Regina Hamrick
at (863) 763-8865.
Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free sum-
mer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so register
early. To qualify for the program the following requirements must be
met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child! could not
have participated in a VPK program during the school year; and, the
parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early Learning
Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For information, call
Malissa at (863) 763-5453.
Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering FPL's
Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to Share pro-
gram is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL corporate
funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds to customers
who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL electric bill.
There are rules and guidelines that must be met to quality. If you are a
FPL customer, and need help call (863) 763-6020 to leave your name
and number. Your call will be returned and an interview will be done
over the phone to determine if you qualify. Interviews with your local
Salvation Army are by appointment only, no walk ins are accepted.
Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith at
Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silence, which
deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing survivors of
domestic violence. The date and time will be announced at a later date
according to community interest and response. Contact Shirlean Graham
at (863) 763-2893.
Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items such
as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers and other items
for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the sale of donated items will be
used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the community. For infor-
mation, call (863) 462-5877.
Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okee-
chobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are good for
one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at CarQuest,
300 N.W Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Proceeds will go
toward youth activities in our community.
Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic HIV/AIDs
instruction course that complies with Florida employment requirements
for individuals working in various vocations. This is a self-study course
that includes text work and the successful completion of a multiple
choice written test. The cost of the course is $15. Call the local Red Cross
office at (863) 763-2488 for information.
Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the skate
park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the week.
We will provide training and background screenings. For information,
contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.
Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales on
Thursday and Friday, every week from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-4242.
Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volunteers
are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local meetings are
held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina Pop-
per at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.floridasac.org.
YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, or at The
Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863) 462-5056, or Linda
at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W Fifth Ave.
For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The Big Red Bus mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S.
Parrott Ave., on the last Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
For information, call (561) 845-2323, ext. 1203 or (772) 215-8360. All
blood types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medica-
tions and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure dona-
tions can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.
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.
Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right employ-
ee or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will
receive a gift. 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. Call (863) 462-5877 for
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite 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 mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace edu-
cation and cadet programs. 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 Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.
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, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public 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 informa-
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
locations: 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.; Yearling
Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a second language
classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes,
Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding free 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 Okee-
chobee 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 Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
hosting God's Time a morning of free organized Christian activi-
ties that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and
their pre-school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from
9:30 a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during
the class. For information, call (863) 763-4021.
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic
Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for chil-
dren in grades kindergarten through ninth will be held every Sunday
from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish
office at (863) 763-3727.
RAV4 1998, 4x2, Great gas
mileage. Reliable, Clean.
78K, 1 Owner, Garage kept.
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
Ing them In the classi-
DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
EQUIPMENT TRAILER- 8x20,
Tri axle, pintle hitch, good
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. Like new.
Asking $500. (561)670-3636
UTILITY TRAILER- 4x8, wood
floor, new wheels and tires,
UTILITY TRAILER, 5x8 w/Alu-
minum Tool Box & Tilt
How do you ind a Job In
market? In the employ-
mont section of the clas-
CHEVY CONV. VAN 1993,
Runs great. New battery and
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2300 (863)763-3451
INVITATION TO BID
CATTLE GRAZING LEASE AGREEMENT
The South Florida Water Management
District will receive sealed bids through
the Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West
Palm Beach, Florida, 33406, for the
purpose of cattle grazing two tracts of
land situated in Okeecobee County
Florida on June 15, 2007 at 2:30 P.M.
local time, at which time bids will be
opened and publicly read.
A site visit will be hold at the New Palm
Dairy Site located at 8419 Se 48th St.,
Okeechobee, Florida on May 30, 2007
at 9:00 AM. All bids must conform to
the Instructions In the Request for Bids
and include a properly executed Bid
Form and Statement of Business Or-
Solicitation documents will be available
May 21, 2007 in the SFWMD Procure-
ment Office, at the above address, by
calling (561) 687-6391. Interested
bidders may also cal the 24-hour BID
HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The public is
Invited to attend the RFB opening. In-
formation on the status of this solicl-
tation can be obtained at our web
site ww .swmd.gov. The solicita-
ton can be downloaded for the District
web site: www.stwmd.gov listed on
the current solicitation calendar. For
more Information, please contact
Linda Greer, Contract Specialist at
CATTLE GRAZING LEASESS:
Tract No. C1-00-001
Section 27; the East half of Section 28
and 33; and all of Section 34, all in
Township 37 South, Range 36 East,
Okeechobee County, Florida.
That portion of Section 32 lying South-
easterly of the centerilne of Nubbin
Slough and Northeasterly of State
Road 710, and that portion of the West
half of Section 33, lying Southeasterly
of thn centerline of Nubbin Slough and
Northeasterly of State Road 710, all in
Township 37 South, Range 36 East,
Okeechobee County, Florida.
A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Town-
ship 3B South, Range 36 East, Okee-
chobee County, Florida, being
described as follows:
From the Northeast comer of said Sec-
tion 4, run West along the Township
line a distance of 26.89 chains to the
POINT OF BEGINNING; thence contin-
ue West along said Township line a
distance of 37.56 chains to a point
that lies 68 links North of the centerline
of State Road 85, thence South 53*02'
East, paralleling said State Road 85 a
distance of 43.90 chains, thence North
0527' East a distance of 26.52 chains
to the POINT OF BEGINNING, Except-
ing State Road 85 Right-of-Way there-
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.Formerly Bronze Pak; Includes Standard Basic Service and Digital Entertainment Tier) $62,44 $67.94
digitall Entertainment Tier $10.00 $10.00
First Addressable Outlet (Now included in Digital Packages) $5.50 $ -
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Hispanic Tier with Standard Basic Service (Not including required Digital converter/Cable card) $9.99 $9.95
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Sports Entertainment Tier (Not including required Digital converter/Cable card) $5.00 $5.00
DVROnly Service (per outlet- Only available to customers with "Digital Preferred" or higher levels of service $9.95 $11.95
fees may apply for more than one outlet)
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Current Price New Price Effective Current Price New Price Effective
July 1, 2007 July 1, 2007
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Basic Service 14.65 14.65 Addressable Converters $ 5.25 $ 3.70
Expanded Basic Service 33.34 33.34 Remote $ 0.25 $ 0.20
Standard Basic Service (Includes Basic Service $47.99 $47.99 CableCARD (outlets) $ 1.75$ 2.00
and Expanded Basic Services)
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Cinemax $12.95 $15.99
Showtime $12.95 $15.99 DVR Digital Converter $480.00 $468.00
The Movie Channel $12.95 $15.99 Remote Control $ 5.00 $ 5.00
Cable Modem $ 40.00 33.00
STARZ! $12.95 $15.99 Cable Card $ 85.00 91.00
Howard Stern $13.95 $13.99
Playboy $19.95 $19.99 -- M U PSD nam $amIC
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Change of Service Field Vist-Upgrade $25.00 $17.90
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Field Collection Fee $15.00 $20.00
Customer Trouble Call $25.00 $28.85
Trip Charge $25.00 $14.70
Payment Convenience Fee $ 1$ 4.00
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10 BUSINESS The Okeechobee News, Monday, May 28, 2007
William Selmi, Jr. Esq. to semi-retire
To the present and past clients of William Selmi, Jr., Chartered:
As much as I do not want to, the time has come for me to retire
from the active practice of law. The target date is on or around June
30, 2007. For this reason, you are encouraged to pick up your file at
my office at 306 N.W. Fifth St., prior to that date. Please call (863)
763-1136 in advance to make arrangements.
I will still be drafting wills, powers of attorney, deeds, etc., and
handling landlord/tenant cases and other matters that do not take
an extended period of time to resolve.
Pritchards and Associates
welcomes safety director
Pritchards and Associates is
pleased to welcome Manny
Padilla, certified safety trainer to
their family of
has been con-
several years to
safety train and
employees. An Manny
ate from N.E. Illinois University,
he spent five years as environ-
mental and safety officer at U.S.
Sugar Corporation and six years
in the hazardous waste industry,
doing abatement on environ-
mental hazards such as
asbestos, mercury, oxidizers,
PCB's and oil and diesel spills.
Okeechobee and surround-
ing counties' businesses will
benefit from Manny's valuable
experience through seminars
and training sessions that will be
scheduled throughout the year.
Training for issues such as fork-
lift certification, scaffolding, dis-
aster preparedness, first aid and
CPR, to name a few, will be
much welcomed in the commu-
nity. Manny is a National Safety
Council and Jobsite Safety Solu-
tions Trainer and is also bilin-
gual, a plus for the many agricul-
tural and bilingual businesses.
Business owners are invited to
stop in to the Pritchards and
Associates office to meet him,
discuss safety needs and suggest
Farm Credit returns $5M to borrowers
LAKE WORTH -- Farm Credit
of South Florida, an agricultural
credit association serving eight
counties in southeast Florida,
returned over five million dollars to
its member-borrowers in the form
of patronage refund checks at their
recent annual stockholders' meet-
The 90-year old cooperative
held its annual stockholders' meet-
ing last month at their administra-
tive offices in Royal Palm Beach
and distributed checks to the mem-
bers in attendance. Congressman
Tim Mahoney kicked off the meet-
ing with a Washington report for
"Our patronage refund is equiv-
alent to returning 14 cents of each
dollar in interest paid back to our
member-borrowers," said Don
Rice, CEO and president of the
eight hundred member Associa-
tion. "Once again, Farm Credit of
South Florida had an extremely
successful year and we are pleased
to be able to share that success
with our member-borrowers by
sharing the profits. Unlike commer-
cial banks that pay dividends to
their Wall Street investors, we pay
dividends to our member-borrow-
ers in the form of patronage
Under the direction of Rice,
Farm Credit of South Florida has
experienced record performance
in the past recent years with regard
to loan volume and credit quality.
The four branch offices of Farm
Credit are located in Homestead,
Royal Palm Beach, Okeechobee
and Vero Beach and serve many of
Florida's leading growers, packers,
processors and producers of fresh
citrus, leafy greens and vegetables,
refined sugar, processed rice, tropi-
cal fruit; the equestrian, dairy and
cattle industries. The primary
growth markets for the successful
cooperative continue to be the hor-
ticultural and equestrian industries.
"Qualified business owners
from all agribusinesses as well as
those from non-traditional indus-
tries, like lifestyle farmers and
hobby farmers, are excellent candi-
dates for Farm Credit of South Flori-
da's quality products and services,"
said Rice. "The non-traditional agri-
cultural businesses are learning
what traditional farmers have
known about Farm Credit for more
than 90 years that we are the largest
single lender of dependable, com-
petitive agricultural credit in Ameri-
"As a reflection of the surround-
ing environments in South Florida,
we have made a concerted effort to
hire experienced staff members
who are familiar with the various
agricultural industries we serve,
and are bi-lingual as well. You will
not find a more qualified team to
assist you in obtaining the funds
you need for your agri-business
than here at Farm Credit of South
Florida," said Esther Morales, sen-
ior vice president and chief credit
officer for the Association.
Farm Credit of South Florida
currently has over $500 million in
outstanding loans to businesses
and individuals directly involved
with agricultural products or servic-
es in the South Florida area. For
more information about the coop-
www.FarmCreditSFL.com or con-
tact Lyn Cacella at 1-800-432-4156
Food Mart adds U-Haul truck, trailer rentals
Bhulyan, owner of Josco Food
Mart, 1705 S. Parrott Ave., recently
added U-Haul truck and trailer
rentals to the services currently
Bhulyan chose to make U-
Haul rentals part of the business
because of the international com-
pany's well-established name and
reputation among customers.
Josco Food Mart can now offer
customers the widest selection of
equipment, designed specifically
for moving household furnish-
ings, including moving vans rang-
ing in size from 10 to 26 ft the
largest in the industry; trailers
ranging in size from 4 ft. by 6 ft. to
6 ft. by 12 ft.; car-top carriers and
trailer rental hitches. U-Haul is
also the world's largest installer of
permanent trailer hitches.
Customers will find all the sup-
port items they will need to make
their move easier, such as furni-
ture pads, appliance and furniture
dollies and side-view mirrors.
U-Haul also offers sales items
designed specifically for moving,
such as heavy-duty boxes in a
variety of sizes. Tape, rope, pro-
tective-wrapping materials, locks
and even mattress covers are
Successful business relation-
ships have been instrumental in
helping U-Haul build and main-
tain a strong network of over
14,000 independent dealers
throughout the United States and
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Melody Hodges, Jon Geitner and Teresa Chandler of Seacoast National Bank, delivered
a "thank you" cake to teachers at all 11 schools in Okeechobee County in honor of
Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11. We appreciate our teachers! Presenting the cake to
Freshman Campus principal Andy Brewer (center) is Melody Hodges and Jon Geitner of
Seacoast National Bank.
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