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Vol. 98 No. 158 Thursday, June 7, 2007 50t Plus tax


Today's meetings
Okeechobee City Council at 6
p.m. in the Okeechobee High
School auditorium, 2800 U.S.
441 N.
The Coalition for Responsible
Management of Lake Okee-
chobee, St. Lucie and
Calooshatchee Estuaries and
Lake Worth Lagoon will meet at
10 a.m. at the Shrine Club on S.R.
limits in effect
The Okeechobee area is now
under Phase III water restric-
Lawn watering is now limited
to one day a week from 4 until 8
a.m. and 5 until 7 p.m. for low
volume hand watering.
Addresses with odd numbers
are permitted to water on Satur-
days and addresses with even
numbers are permitted to irri-
gate on Sundays.
More information is available
by calling (800) 250-4200; or, by
going to the South Florida Water
Management website at
Navigation lock
on river closed
The S-65E navigation lock on
the Kissimmee River will be
closed to navigation due to low
water levels.
This South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
lock will remain closed until
water levels have returned to
safe operating levels.
Low water levels inside the
lock chamber have caused the
concrete sill at the entrance and
the manatee protection device
installed in the bottom of the
lock chamber to become a navi-
gation hazard. Also, the lake-
ward approach to the navigation
lock has become shallow
enough that boaters may have
difficulty navigating safely.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (800) 250-4200 or
(863) 462-5260.
SFWMD web site
offers water info
Due to the extreme water
shortage situation in South Flori-
da, water restrictions have been
placed throughout the region
based on impact to the resource
and they vary from one area to
the next.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260 or
(800) 250-4200.

Drought Index
Current: 445
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban:

Lake levels

8.97 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
12.59 feet
South Florida
Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)


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County ponders gas tax hike

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
As if the price of gasoline is
not rising fast enough, it could
make a .5-cent a gallon jump on
Jan. 1,2008.
As a means of financing road
and bridge projects, the Okee-
chobee County Board of County
Commissioners is considering
increasing the county's gasoline
tax by .5-cents a gallon.
They have announced a pub-

lic hearing for 9 a.m. on Tuesday,
June 12, to solicit comments
from the public before taking
action. Since a second public
hearing is not required, the mat-
ter could be settled that morning.
Commissioner Clif Betts
expressed the opinion that the
county may be able to meet nec-
essary funding requirements
with an increase of less than .5
cents. He favors a lesser increase
if that lesser increase would gen-
erate the necessary revenue.

Currently the county collects
.6 cents a gallon for road and
bridge work. Mr. Betts said the .6-
cent tax was good for now but it
leaves nothing extra for new
Commissioners Ray Domer
and Marvin Wherrell could not
be reached for comment. Com-
missioners Elvie Posey and Noel
Chandler chose not to comment
publicly on the matter at this
According to Florida Depart-

ment of Revenue (DOR) esti-
mates, the current .6-cents-a-gal-
lon tax will bring in total of
$2,384,430 this fiscal year. Of that
total, the county will receive
$1,859,830 and the City of Okee-
chobee will receive $520,600. If
the tax is increased .5 cents the
DOR estimates that it will bring in
an additional $1,509,190 and the
City of Okeechobee will receive
$330,000 of that total.
The imposition of impact fees
creates a need for more revenue.

The Way impact fees are
designed, they will pay only 25 to
30 percent of a project. The bulk
of .the funding must come from
another source. The proposed
gasoline tax increase could be
used to make up the difference in
road and bridge projects that are
mandated by the collection of
impact fees.
Local housewife Kim Cline is
actively opposing the tax
See Gas Page 2

Impact fees

get final OK

from council

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
City Impact fees will finally be
in effect on Sept. 3.
This moment has been
awaited by all the Okeechobee
City Council members to be able
to add the city's impact fees to
the list of the recently approved
school board and county impact
fees thdt will go into effect Satur-
day, June 16, and Friday, July 20,
The city impact fee ordinance
has now reached final approval
with the first and final public
hearing at the council level. The
measure was passed unani-

mously. The ordinance was also
approved by the City Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments
and Appeals on Thursday, May
17, where it was found to be in
compliance with the citycode.
City residents have to pay the
city impact fees, the school
impact fees and a portion of the
county impact fees for new con-
struction in the city limits.
The fees as approved are
defendable according to the
consultant engineer and plan-
ner, Walter Keller of Walter H.
Keller, Inc.
The only changes that were
See Fees -Page 2

Special meeting

will focus on

Lakehouse plan

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
In order to accommodate the
large crowd of local concerned
citizens that are expected to
attend, the Okeechobee City
Council will hold a special ses-
sion for The Lakehouse project
at the Okeechobee High School
Auditorium, 2800 U.S. 441 N.,.on
Thursday, June 7, at 6 p.m.
The new development is
coming before the council with
a recommendation for denial
from the City Planning

If you go
WHO: Okeechobee City Council
WHERE: Okeechobee High School
Auditonum, 2800 U.S. 441 N
WHEN: Thursday, June, at 6 p.m.

Board/Board of Adjustments
and Appeals that was given on
Thursday, May 17. That board's
suggested denial came despite a
positive recommendation by the
City Planner Jinm LaRue.
Mr. LaRue and his associate
See Lakehouse Page 2

Okeecnobee News/Victoria Hannon
Resealing the jail
Jack Calhoon reseals the molding around the bricks of
the Okeechobee County Jail. "There have been prob-
lems with the jail leaking," said Superintendent of
Preservation Services, Dan Rayner. "We are remedying
the problem."

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Florida Power and Light
(FP&L) will not be building a
coal fired generating plant in
Glades County.
Hopes of economic growth
such a plant would bring to the
area's economy were dashed
when the Florida Public Service
Commission (PSC) unanimously
voted on Tuesday, June 5, to deny
FP&L's request to build the plant
on a site off U. S. 27 in Glades
Glades County Commissioner
Donna Storer was "very sur-
prised" with the decision. She
thought it might have been a split
vote. She said she was not
opposed to a coal fired plant, but
she had a lot of unanswered

Ms. Storer hoped that FP&L
would reconsider coming to
Glades County with either a natu-
ral gas or nuclear powered plant.
Glades County Manager Wen-
dell Taylor did not return a tele-
phone call seeking comment by
newspaper deadline.
Okeechobee County's future
land use map contains a site
reserved for a power plant.
Okeechobee County Com-
missioner Clif Betts was asked
about the possibility of the coun-
ty actively pursing use of that site
by FP&L.
"We need to," he replied,
"especially if they cut our rev-
enue source."
This was a reference to the
several tax reform proposals
being considered by the state leg-
islature which could adversely
affect the county's income from

property taxes.
Okeechobee County Com-
missioner Elvie Posey was also in
favor of pursuing a power plant
in the county. However, he did
not think the chances were good
for approval of a coal fired plant.
He noted that the power compa-
ny is obligated to increase their
capacity on a regular basis and
thought there might be a chance
that FP&L would build a plant in
Okeechobee County, but not a
coal fired plant.
He pointed out that there is a
nautral gas pipeline in the county
that could be used as a source of
fuel for the paint. Natural gas
pipelines are scarce in Florida.
The PSC decision came after
significant public input, expert
testimony and thorough analysis
See PSC Page 2

Summer Tridents: Tour the USCGS Bluefin

Submitted photos
The Sheriff's Office summer program is a special orientation to marine related safety
and boating and is jointly hosted by the Sheriff's Office Marine Unit and the Sheriff's
Youth Development program, the NSW-Trident Sea Cadets. The summer program is for
8 through 12 year olds and introduces them to boating safety, small boat operations,
swimming in the pool and in the ocean. Included in the four day programs are tours of
the US Coast Guard Station, the Navy SEAL Museum, the Smithsonian Marine Research
Facility, and other local educational facilities. Participants in the Sheriff's Office Sum-
mer Trident program on a boat tour of the Coast Guard Station in Fort Pierce. Staff
Cadet Carina Nichols is supervising (L/R) Byron Byrd, Jacob Rodriguez, Jenna
Rodriguez, Alicia Sapp, and Ryan Nielson aboard an 18' Coast Guard rescue boat.

The Sheriff's Office summer program is a special orientation to marine related safety and
boating and is jointly hosted by the Sheriff's Office Marine Unit and the Sheriff's Youth
Development program, the NSW-Trident Sea Cadets. A Coast Guard crewman aboard the
USCGS Bluefin explains the radar system to Alicia Sapp, Krystal Lemard, Ryan Nielson
and Jenna Rodriguez during a boat tour of the Coast Guard Station in Fort Pierce.

PSC denies coal power

plant in Glades County

2 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, June 7,2007

Halfway House needs volunteers

By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
The Eckerd's Intensive Halfway
House is in need of volunteers
from the community.
The Intensive Halfway House is
a level six moderate risk commit-
ment facility. They have 30 kids in
continuous residence, and for
most it is their first commitment
"We need people for a variety
of things," said Josh Stoddard, pro-

gram manager. "Vocational skills
to show the kids, crafts, artwork -
anything to help the kids."
Potential volunteers will need
to be at least 21 years of age, pass a
background test and fill out an
application with Eckerd's. Eck-
erd's will be willing to work out a
schedule with each volunteer for
almost any time of the day and any
day of the week.
"There is more free time in the
afternoon," said Mr. Stoddard.
"But we are willing to work

around individual schedules."
He then reiterated the need for
"We need as many people as
we can get," stated Mr. Stoddard.
"We don't really need office help,
but if people want to volunteer for
something else we have a lot of
The kids in this branch of Eck-
erd's range from 13 to 18 years of
age, and most are in the facility for
breaking probation, according to
Mr. Stoddard

"We are much smaller than the
Eckerd's Youth Development,"
said Mr. Stoddard. "That allows us
to be more one-on-one."
The program was started in
1968 as a wilderness camp and
has since grown to include 44 pro-
grams in nine states. They also
offer re-entry programs that help
the kids acclimate to life after their
time in the facility.
Anyone interested in volunteer-
ing should contact the facility at
(863) 357-0368.

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News Briefs

U.SJA.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 that went into effect 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,
and linking to the Navigation section; or, by calling (904) 232-2236.
This lock schedule will be in effect until further notice.

Golf clinic for youngsters slated
OKEECHOBEE Waldau's Junior Golf 2007 Golf Clinic will be
held June 18-22 at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, 405 N. E.
131st Lane, for boys and girls between the ages of 8-13.
Clinic hours will be from 8 a.m. until noon each day, and instruction
will be given by a certified PGA golf instructor.
The fee is $125 for the week. Pre-registration with payment is
For information, call (863) 763-6228 or (863) 467-7300.

Be a hero, help the Red Cross
OKEECHOBEE Heroes for the American Red Cross is a grass-
roots campaign in which local business people, school groups, church
groups, civic clubs and individuals pledge to raise $1,000 through any
legal means they choose for the local Red Cross chapter.
This year, the Okeechobee County Branch has set a goal on raising
$25,000 during the campaign which runs through the end of June. The
funds will be used to support Red Cross services in Okeechobee Coun-
ty such as disaster relief, assistance for fire victims, emergency military
communications, first aid, CPR training and disaster preparedness for
the community.
If you would like to become a hero by raising or donating $1,000 for
the Okeechobee County Red Cross, call Debbie Riddle, branch manag-
er, at (863) 763-2488.

Today's Weather

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increase. She is contacting busi-
ness owners who provide service
calls and delivery services and
asking them to attend the Tuesday
meeting to protest the proposed
tax increase.

Continued From Page 1
made to the ordinance, besides
some minor language clarifica-
tions, were to require the city to
review the impact fee study at least
once every five years. The fees
could be revised at that time, if nec-
According to the City Adminis-
trator Brian Whitehall, due to the
reduction in the capital improve-
ments in the fee study, which is
more feasible for the city to fund,
the fees ended up about half of the
amount that were originally were
The city's impact fees are divid-
ed into several categories: residen-
tial; office; institutional, and recre-
ational; industrial; and,
commercial/retail. Within each
category the fees are divided

Continued From Page 1
said after the density was reduced
to that of the existing residential sin-
gle family requirements arid other
traffic issues were dealt with, they
would recommend the large scale
map amendment to be consistent
with the comprehensive plan.
Jose Rasco, a local developer of
Straat Real Estate, held a town
meeting regarding The Lakehouse.
This new project is located
between Southwest Sixth Street
and Southwest 15th Street, and
between Southwest Seventh
Avenue and S.W. 10th Avenue on
64 acres.
While those in attendance at the
Planning Board meeting were
adamantly against the develop-
ment, there are also local citizens
that have become amiable towards
the development.
Carol Landrum, a local citizen
who lives next to the proposed
development on Southwest Ninth
Street, helped to organize Mr.
Rasco's meeting to allow the neigh-
borhood to get a full perspective of
the proposed plans and have the
opportunity to make an open-
minded decision on the project;
"The townhomes will be right at
my back door. I would be proud of.
the .whole entire, development
there," said Mrs. Landrum. "'I just
wanted the community to come
listen to the .developer wirh an
open mind. I would love to be able

Continued From Page 1
of the record of evidence.
"Based on an exhaustive analy-
sis of the record and a thorough
discussion of the issues, the com-
mission ruled that FPLs proposal is
not the most cost-effective alterna-
tive," said Lisa Polak Edgar, PSC
chairman in a press release. "The
commission's decision recognizes
the need for fuel diversity and addi-

"We stopped it in '97 and we
can stop it again," she asserted.
Mrs. Cline was referring to the
successful campaign she waged
in 1997 to prevent the gasoline tax
from being raised .5 cents.
She claims that there is current-
ly a surplus in the transportation
fund created by the .6-cent tax.
"I'm not saying no," she said.
"I'm saying not right now. Our

between public works, law
enforcement and fire according to
the capital improvement plan for
each area.
The residential category
includes four areas: single family
(and mobile home on a single fam-
ily lot); multi-family apartment;
mobile home; and, hotel.
The proposed impact fee for a
new single family home or mobile
home on a single family lot is
$1,506 which is composed of
$745 for public works, $356 for law
enforcement and $405 for fire.
A multi-family apartment will
be assessed a city impact fee of
$1,240 per unit which is com-
posed of $812 for public works,
$112 for law enforcement and
$316 for law enforcement.
Mobile homes will be assessed
$1,086 per unit with $677 for public
works, $114 for law enforcement
and $295 for fire.

to utilize the trails around the lakes
and the park."
According to the developer he
was told by locals that there was a
need for rentals and multi-family
housing due to the lack of housing
for teachers, medical professionals,
police officers and other profes-
sions needed in Okeechobee.
He then took that need and
developed a product that would be
aesthetically pleasing to the neigh-
borhood, and would attract these
professionals to the area.
"It would be detrimental to our
project, our name, our company
and it would hinder our own
homeowners' values to not deliver
the product we are promising," he
said at the town meeting.
The application is to change the
future land use from single family
to multi-family for the 63.78-acre
property located between South-
west Sixth and Southwest 15th
The applicant is proposing a
planned unit development (PUD)
to accommodate the mix in hous-
ing types of residential single family
and multi-family units, but main-
taining a density of equal to or less
than the current single family desig-
The development will be built in
phases spanning four to five years,
which places the lower density.
with single family homes to begin
on the south side of the project.
These single' family homes will
consist of nine plantation homes,
15 village homes, 24 bungalow

tional generation while determin-
ing that potential benefits did not
mitigate the additional costs and
risks of the project."
Environmentalists; feared that
the plant would contribute to glob-
al warming.
The uncertainty of coal prices
and the cost of carbon emission
regulations figured into the deci-
sion accord according to PSC
spokesman Anthony De Luise.
Even if the decision were
reversed by appeal to the state
supreme court, it would still need

economy can't handle it."
She claims that 37 percent of
the county's population is travel-
ing out of the county to work. The
proposed gasoline tax would put
another burden on them. She also
claims that the construction busi-
ness is down and that agricultural
interests are hurting because of
the freeze earlier this year and
now the drought.

Hotels, which are also in the
residential category, will be
assessed $689 per room from
which $177 is for public works,
$180 is for law enforcement and
$332 is for fire.
The office, institutional and
recreational category is separated
into different categories depending
on the type of occupancy, which
determines the impact of the build-
A general, medical or dentist
office will be assessed $222 per
1,000 square feet. This total is com-
prised of $125 for public works,
$30 for law enforcement and $67
for fire.
Within the industrial category
light industrial and manufacturing,
the developer will be assessed
$265 per 1,000 square feet which
comprises $177 for public works,
$18 for law enforcement and $70
for fire.

homes and 22 cottage homes. This
totals 94 single-family homes for
the proposed development. The
smallest of these homes, the cot-
tages, will be priced at approxi-
mately $330,000.
As you move north past the
eagle and wetland preserves, the
density increases where they are
proposing 96 townhouses to be for
individual sale with a price point in
the mid $200s.
The far north section of the
property, which is detached from
the property as a whole by South-
west Ninth Street, would be occu-
pied by 88 rental apartment villas
and a 1.5-acre park that would be
available for public use.
This placement of homes in a
clustering format allows the devel-
oper to provide common open
space where there will be pedestri-
an-friendly sidewalks and trails to
provide citizens with an adequate
way to enjoy the preserved wet-
lands, lakes, park and other open
The areas in the development
where there are wetlands, and
uplands where an eagle has made
its nest, will be identified and incor-
porated as a conservation land use
category on the future land use
map, if amended. This would
require those areas to remain pre-
served even if the eagle were to
relocate, which., prevents the,
increase in density from being a
Due to the preservation of the
wetlands and the eagle's nest, and

the blessing of Governor Charlie
That blessing seemed unlikely
in the light of the governor's state-
ment on the PSC decision.
"The Public Service Commis-
sion made the right decision for the
environment, the right decision for
the Everglades and the right deci-
sion for Florida," the governor said
in a statement. "I have been con-
cerned about both the proposed
technology and location of the
Glades Power Park."
Mayco Villafana, a spokesper-

As to Mrs. Cline's claim that
there is a surplus from the current
.6 cent tax, deputy county admin-
istrator Robbie Chartier, who is in
charge of the county's finances,
said it would be difficult to deter-
mine if that fund generates a sur-
plus. All surplus county funds are
lumped into one reserve fund and
it would difficult to tell what
accounts generated those funds.

General industrial, warehouse
and mini-warehouse will be
imposed $260 per 1,000 square
feet. That total comes from $177
for public works, $18 for law
enforcement and $65 for fire.
Commercial/retail establish-
ments include: restaurants; fast-
food restaurants; convenience
stores; pharmacy with drive thru;
new car sales; and, retail shopping
centers. These establishments will
be assessed $442 per 1,000 square
feet. That total comes from $177
for public works, $121 for law
enforcement and $144 for fire.
Impact fees will allow the city to
fund these capital improvements
that were already present in the
development of the comprehen-
sive plan.
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their other aesthetic features, the
developer is only proposing to
develop 55 percent of the property
with homes.
With this number of units, the
developer has already conformed
to the city planner's request by
decreasing the density by 40 units,
which took away some apartment
buildings and provided space as a
public park for the community.
According to Mr. Rasco, they are
also incorporating green building
features such as energy saving
appliances. He has given his e-mail
out to the public for anyone to con-
tact him concerning the project.
That address is jose.rasco@straa-
"The developer can change the
architecture style of this, but what
they have told you is because of the
PUD classification and the limita-
tion on density in that respect
you are protected," said city attor-
ney John Cook, in response to the
uproar of the citizens concerning
actually getting what the developer
While other concurrency issues
have been addressed by the devel-
oper it will ultimately be up to the
council to either deny or approve
the first reading of this large scale
map amendment.
If approved, it would then be
sent to the Department of Commu-
nity Affairs.
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son for FP&L, said the plant would
have used clean coal technology to
limit pollution. But environmental-
ists claimed that the coal burning
plant would have been dirtier than
other types of plants.
"Coal generates twice as much
greenhouse gas as any other fuel,"
said Earthjustice lawyer David

Editor's note: Some of the
material in this article came from
The Associated Press.

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Okeechobee Forecast

Thursday: Partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
The high will be around 90. The wind will be from the southeast at
5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 70s. The
wind will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
Extended Forecast
Friday: Partly sunny with isolated afternoon showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be around 90. The wind will be from the east
around 5 mph increasing to around 10 mph in the afternoon. The
chance of rain is 20 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 60s.
Saturday: Partly sunny with isolated afternoon showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the mid 90s. The chance of rain is 20
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 60s.
Sunday: Partly sunny with scattered afternoon showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of rain is
30 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with the low around 70.
Monday: Partly sunny with isolated showers and thunderstorms.
The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 60s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with the high in the lower 90s.

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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, June 7, 2007

Arrest Report

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UCF Academic Grant
Bill Black (center) presented the University of Central Florida Academic Grant to Sarah
Helton (left) and Cassandra Chesley (right) during the annual Okeechobee High School
scholarship presentations held on May 17.

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The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
Dillon Eugene Lee, 18, N.E.
Fourth Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 5 by Deputy Cor-
poral Paul Ferrell on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-
ing him with lewd and lascivious
batterylon a person under the
age of 16. His bond was set at
Roger Carr, 39, N.W. 32nd
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
June 5 by Deputy John Fisher on
a felony charge of burglary, and
a misdemeanor charge of bat-
tery. His bond was set at $5,500.
Sepriano Medrano, 18, N.W.
11th Drive, Okeechobee, was
arrested June 5 by DOC's
William E. McNiff on a charge of

violation of probation robbery.
He is being held without bond.
Walter Roy Powell, 38, N.E.
Ninth Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 5 by Deputy Mark
Shireman on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with the felony of failure to
appear on bail for possession of
methamphetamine, driving
while license suspended or
revoked and possession of drug
paraphernalia. His bond was set
at $2,500.
Carole Chambers, 43, U.S.
441 S.E., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 5 by Deputy
Anthony Kibler on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-
ing her with violation of proba-
tion possession of a controlled
substance. Her bond was set at
Alexander Blake Godwin,
18, N.W. Eighth Terrace, Okee-
chobee, was arrested June 5 by
Deputy W. Suggs on charges of
uttering a forged instrument and
forgery. His bond was set at
Mitchell Dean Gainey, 48, S.

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arrested June 5 by Sgt. Victoria
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We have all read of the Victorian
period of English history. The great
changes that were made during this
era are among the greatest in history.
Why? What was so wonderful
about the Victorian era that brought
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was sick in one
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come as an assistant gardener.
The little child did not improve.
Everyone was anxious. One day,
commonly clad, came a matronly
mother-soul, bringing a pitcher of
fresh milk. She went into the little
kitchen and made the fire and pre-
pared the fresh milk, giving it to
the little girl. She put the mother
to bed, for she was weary and
worn and could scarcely stand.
The little girl recovered. Later,
when the mother and child attend-
ed a gala-day celebration, Queen
Victoria passed by. "That's the
lady who helped us when you
were sick," declared the mother.
No wonder the Victorian period
changed mankind's attitudes.

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Quitman Bailey
Quitman Bailey, 64, of Okee-
chobee, died June 6, 2007, at his
home. Mr. Bailey was born April
18, 1943, in "-
Prentiss Coun-
ty, Miss. to '
Joseph Fine
Bailey and ; .
Betsy Pauline
Bailey. He was .
employed for -
15 years by -
Caulkins Citrus
Plant in Quitman
Indiantown. Mr. Bailey
Bailey was of
the Baptist faith. He came to Okee-
chobee from Tupelo in 1979. He
loved mechanical workings and he
enjoyed planting and working in
Mr. Bailey was preceded in
death by his wife, Martha Bailey in
He is survived by two sons,
Jackey W. (Lorri) Bailey and Daryl
W. (Charlotte) Bailey, both of
Okeechobee; daughter, Cherry
Saylor of Okeechobee; sister, Betty
Davis of Panama City; five grand-
children; and, several nieces and
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m., Friday, June 8, 2007, at Bass
Okeechobee Chapel. Funeral serv-
ices will be 2 p.m., Saturday, June

9, 2007, at Bass Okeechobee
Chapel with interment following at
Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
N.E. Second St., Okeechobee.
Joe Saum, Jr.
Joe Saum, Jr., 83, of Okee-
chobee, died Tuesday, June 5,
2007, at his resi-
dence. He was
born Oct. 21 ,
1923, in St. Te s .
Mary's, Ohio. d
He was raised,
lived, worked
and had a fami-
ly in Piqua,
Ohio. During
that time, he Joe
met his loving Saum, Jr.
bride, JoAnn
Griffin Saum. They served in the
Army Air Corp during WWII,
JoAnn as a secretary and Joe as a
gunnery Sergeant on B-17 Flying
Fortresses. After the war, he was a
grocer and farmer until 1971 when
he moved to Ft. Pierce. He lived
there for 10 years while being a
fishing guide on Lake Okee-
chobee. Moving to Okeechobee 25
years ago, he continued his guide

business until 1999 when he
retired to care for his beloved wife.
They had been married for 58 years
at her passing January of 2000. His
passions were family, auto racing,
gardening, and drawing.
Mr. Saum is survived by his
sons, David J. (Inez) Saum of
Columbus, Miss. and Bill (Gail)
Saum of Okeechobee; daughters,
Diana L. Saum and Pamela
J.(Philip) Elders, both of Okee-
chobee. In addition he is survived
by grandsons, Keith David Saum of
Ramer, Tenn., Jeff Saum of Colum-
bia, Tenn., and Jason DeShazo of
Atlanta, Ga.; granddaughters,
Heather Saum of Atlanta, Ga.,
Christina Garner of Columbia,
Tenn., Sarah Jo Elders and Diana
Faye Elders, both of Okeechobee;
and, eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday,
June 8, 2007, from 5 p.m. until
service time at 7 p.m. in the Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions can be made to Hos-
pice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Other donations may be forward-
ed to Lake Denton Children's
Camp, 917 W.S. Park St., Okee-
chobee, Fla. 34974.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth St., Okeechobee.

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GAS TAX: A .5-cent gas tax you've gotta be kidding. They have
some nerve. We can't afford to fill our tanks as it is. I urge everyone
to show up for this meeting so we don't get this passed. If they need
more money, the county could save fuel by parking the sheriff's
office vehicles and not allow them to use our gas for them to drive
back and forth to work and personal errands. I can't tell you how
many times I've seen them shopping or taking their kids around on
our dollars. Another idea is stop wasting money on our useless Agri-
Civic Center. I could go on and on about how our tax dollars are
being wasted.

TAXES: All you people that voted the good old boys out and
voted the new old boys in, what do you think about your taxes now
and the .5-cent gas tax? What do you think about all these other
taxes that are coming on right now? The growth in this county has
stopped nobody is selling anything and the land values have
dropped. All we needed was some new old boys.

GAS: We put you county commissioners in office and we can
take you out. You want to put another .5 cents on the gas as high as
it is you ought to let the citizens of Okeechobee vote on that.

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Community Events

OSAC training panel will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/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.

OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing 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 wel-
come and lunch will be served. All parents and PTO members
from Okeechobee's public and private schools are encouraged
to attend and assist in developing the countywide prevention
plan. For information, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-

Agency on Aging board will meet
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure-Coast, Inc.
will hold .its monthly board of directors executive committee
meeting at 1764 N. Congress Ave., Suite 201, in West Palm Beach
on Wednesday, June 13. The meeting is scheduled to begin at
8:30 a.m. Contracts requiring the expenditure of funds are a reg-
ular agenda item of this meeting. For information, call Vivian
Pfau at (561) 684-5885.

Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, June 13, at 11:30 a.m. at 575 S.W.
28th St., in the New Endeavors School building. This meeting is
open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is
part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for plan-
ning and implementing services for pregnant women and
infants. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of
citizens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy out-
comes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, call executive
director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.

Learning coalition sets meeting date
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, .Martin & Okee-
chobee Counties, Inc. will hold an Okeechobee County
provider/advisory council meeting on Wednesday, June 13, at
noon at Okeechobee One Stop Career Center, 207-209 S.W. Park
St., in Okeechobee.

Local business women meeting set
The Okeechobee Business Women's Business Networking
luncheon will be held Friday, June 15, at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Networking will begin at 11:30
a.m. and lunch will follow at noon. Maureen Burroughs of
Syble's and Linda Bridges of Big Lake Media will be the host-
esses. For information, call (863) 467-7100.

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Upcoming Events

Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
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 Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
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 (863) 357-
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. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 209 SW. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet
from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For
information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet
at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested
may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and pro-
vides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, infor-
mation and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
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 meeting.
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) 634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 8 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-6235.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion'
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what
we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terr., holds meetings for
persons with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation call (863) 357-3053.

Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okee--
chobee, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month
beginning at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian
singers and musicians are welcome to take part. For information,
contact the church at (863) 763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-
3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247;
Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational
materials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-
6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call
Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-
H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be
part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the
Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday
from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at
(863) 763-6469.
The Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., gospel music sing
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-6869.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discussion at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex pavilion, 580 N.W. 27th Lane. For
information call (863) 634-4780.

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Vacation Bible school dates set
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., will
hold vacation Bible school June 7-8 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.

Children's Council will meet June 7
The Children's Services Council's scheduled meeting of Thurs-
day, June 14, has been changed to Thursday, June 7, at 5 p.m. in
the conference room of the Okeechobee County School Board
Office at 700 S.W. Second Ave.

Red Cross offers CPR class
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will hold an
adult CPR class on Thursday, June 7, at 6 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-2488.

Hospice will host yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St., will hold a yard
sale on Thursday and Friday, June 7 and 8, from 8 a.m. until 2
p.m. All new items and everything must go. Donated items are
needed and monies made benefit patient care, including services
at The Hamrick Home. For information, call Rhonda at (863) 467-
2321 or (863) 697-1995.

Bake sale benefits Red Cross program
Seacoast National Bank will host a bake sale to benefit the
American 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 (863) 467-5330. j

Hurricane seminar is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
June 9, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at I
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest
will be Sherman "Tony" Carper, Jr. president of the Florida Gover-
nor's Hurricane Conference and emergency management coor-
dinator for Indian River County Division of Emergency Manage-
ment, Department of Emergency Services. The topic of the show
will be the Florida Governor's Hurricane Conference, topics
addressed and areas of concern. For information call Indian River
County Department of Emergency Services at (772) 567-8000,
your local county Emergency Management office or visit

Storm preparedness lecture set for June 9
VFW Post #9528 Buckhead Ridge, 2002 S.R. 78 W, will host a
hurricane preparedness lecture on Saturday, June 9, from noon
until 1:30 p.m. Speakers will be: Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul
May; Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon; Okeechobee County
Emergency Management Director Gene O'Neil; Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue Chief Nick Hopkins; Angie Snow Glades
County Emergency Management team; and, Stan Flemming,
from the BHR Fire Department. This lecture is free to members
and guests.

Okee-Tantie hosting RCAA races June 9-10
The Radio Controlled Airboat Association (RCAA) will hold
radio controlled airboat races on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday,
June 10, at the Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina from 8 a.m.
until 6 p.m. This event is free for spectators and racers and every-
one is welcome to attend and/or participate. For information, call
Chris Selph at (863) 447-1735.

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 Par-
rott Ave. Doors will open at 9 a.m. Proceeds will go towards sev-
eral missionary projects. For information, call Eleanor Newhouse
at (863) 763-6928.

4-H hosting horse day camp
Okeechobee County 4-H will be hosting horse day camp. 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 children may sign up for multiple
weeks. Camp will be held at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center,
4200 S.R. 70 E., from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For infor-
mation and sign ups call come the Okeechobee County Exten-
sion Office at (863) 763-6469, or come to the office at 458 U.S. 98

Genealogical Society to meet
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet on Mon-
day, June 11, at 1:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. There is always something for the
beginner as well as the more experienced. Visitors are always
welcome. For information, call Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674.

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 St., June 11-15 from 5 until 8 p.m. A light dinner will
begin each session. 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 informa-
tion, 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 meeting and is open to the public. For information, call
Keith Striping at (863) 763-6064.

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Service Club Briefs

American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post #64
'is located at 501 S.E. Second St. The
,Post phone number is (863) 763-
American Legion Post #64 is
Open Monday to Saturday from 10
|a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday from
1 until 9 p.m.
Our kitchen is open and serv-
iing a regular menu. The hours of
operation are: Monday, Friday and
;Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
'Wednesday, tacos and margaritas
served from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.;
Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m.
I Sundays NASCAR on big
;screen TV Quarter pound hot dogs,
pizza and $1 draft beer will be
offered. David Copper from 3 until
* Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
-Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
land Sunday from 11 a.m. until 8
Sp.m. Draft beer $1
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
;Thursday nights beginning at 6
Ip.m. for members and guests.
Bingo is held every Sunday
night starting at 6:30 p.m. Doors
open at5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held on
tthe third Sunday of each month
From 3 until 6 p.m. for a $12 dona-
1tion. The dinner will include steak,
!baked potato, salad, dessert, coffee
;and tea. There will be entertain-
;ment from 3 until 7p.m.
i Because of low attendance,
Sthe Friday night dinners and Satur-
day night bingo has been canceled
'until the first of October.
Post election,will be on June
12, from noon until 7 p.m. Come in
* The American Legion Auxil-
iary Unit #64, 501 S.E. Second St.,
will hold the election of officers for
the years 2007-08 on June 12, at 7
p.m. For information call Bea at
' (863) 763-4953.
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
[available. Call Johnny Patton at
(863) 467-2882 or Jerry Lee Shields
at (863) 467-8779 or (863)634-
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.
Eagles Aeries #4137
E Aeries #4137 is located at
9983 U.S. 441 N. For information on
events, call (863) 763-2552.
Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4p.m. until? Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss
-at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday: Auxil-
iary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
Saturday and Sundays: music
at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the club
and events, call Matt Buxton at
(863) 357-9992.

The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Monday of each month start-
ing at 7:30 p.m.
Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's
phone number is (863) 763-2250.
Sunday: breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Tuesday: bingo at noon.
Wednesday: cards and
games social at 7 p.m. If you have a
game you wish to play, bring it.
Thursday: will be served
from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call the
Lodge for the menu.
Thursday: karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
Friday: dinner served from 5
until 7:15 p.m. Music for dancing at
7:30 p.m. Call to see who is playing.
Saturday: dinner from 6 p.m.
until ?. Call for the menu. Karaoke
willbe at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 19: Moose
membership meeting at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 26: Moose
Lodge enrollment. Prospective
members should attend.
Moose Family Center
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 156 N.W. 36th
St. in Okeechobee.. The lodge dur-
ing the summer will be noon until 8
p.m., or later. For information and
meal menus, call the Lodge at
(863) 763-4954. Guests are invited
to enjoy the activities and consider
membership. The main hall is
open for activities.
Breakfast first Sunday of every
month from 8 to 11 a.m.
Every Monday evening-pool

and poker tournaments.
LOOM meets every second
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
WOTM meets every second
and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Officers meetings, men and
women, are the first and third Tues-
day at 7p.m.
LOOM officers meeting First
and Third Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Every Thursday: horseshoes at
2 p.m.: $5 supper and women's fun
night-line dancing lessons.
Every Sunday: horseshoes at 2
p.m.; free pool games all day;
music at 3 p.m.
Music by: June 10-Phil Eddings;
June 17-Donnie Martin; June 24-
Bar bingo Friday at 6 p.m.
Food is available.
Every Saturday: dinner at 5:30
p.m. for a $7 donation; music to
dance by at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9
: Music will be by Dave Copper. Sat-
urday, June 16: music will be by
Moose Races Saturday at 2
VFWPost #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events
are seasonal, contact the Post at
(863) 763-0818 for information or
write the Post at P.O. Box 1137,
Okeechobee Fl. 34973. The Post
opens at noon Monday through
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Monday: .50-cent hot dogs
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be avail-
able. Everyone is welcome.
Wednesday: Dinner from 4
until 6 p.m. for a donation.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food will
be available. Karaoke will be from
6 until 10 p.m.
Friday: hot food by David Lee
from 5 until 8 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food
will be available.
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able from 2 until 4 p.m., and will be
followed by karaoke from 6 until 10
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies auxil-
iary meeting at 11 a.m.
The post membership drive is
under way, and the post is striving
for 100 percent. For information,
contact the quartermaster at (863)
Big screen TV for all events.
The Post meeting will be on
Sunday, June 10, at 11 a.m. instead
of Sunday, June 17. The Auxiliary
meeting will remain on Sunday,
June 17.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post opens at noon,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW, Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at

12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
For information, contact Com-
mander Don South at (863) 467-
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
pool table.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m. Mon-
day through Saturday and at 1 p.m.
on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.

Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Live music and dancing will
start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.

Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine Club,
S.R. 78 W, members will meet the
first and third Thursday of each
month at 8 p.m. The club is also
available for weddings and parties.
For information call the club at
(863) 763-3378, or Keith at (863)

Cypress Hut
Eagles #4509
Information about Cypress
Hut Fraternal Order of Eagles can
be found by visiting

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Local pool player inducted into Hall of Fame

By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Local pool player Jay Huff-
man has been inducted into the
Valley National Eight ball Asso-
ciation (VNEA) Hall of Fame at
their 27th annual International
Championships opening cere-
mony at the Riviera Hotel and
Casino in Las Vegas in front of
more than 6,000 pool league
players from 35 states, six Cana-
dian provinces and eight other
countries who had gathered to
compete in the annual interna-
tional championship tourna-
This honor has been
bestowed on only 45 of its
100,000 members since the
Association's founding in 1979.
Mr. Huffman, who has been
playing pool for 40 years,
received this prestigious award
after he was nominated by play-
er members and Charter Hold-
ers throughout the world. The
Awards Committee then chose
the latest inductees based on
the following criteria: good
sportsmanship and profession-
al attitude; promotion and par-
ticipation in the development of
pool and the VNEA; active par-
ticipation in the many affairs of
the nominees' local, regional
and state VNEA programs over
an accomplished career and
various accomplishments in
local, state, regional and inter-
national competitions.
Mr. Huffman's credentials
definitely met the criteria set by
the VNEA.
He began playing pool while
attending Florida State Universi-
ty. During his college career, he
won the three-cushion billiards
championship of the Associa-
tion of College Unions Interna-
tional (ACUI).
Graduation did not diminish
his love of the sport. Over the
years, Mr. Huffman joined pool
leagues on the coast and con-
tinued to compete. As the pop-
ularity of pool increased, he
realized that many Okeechobee
residents were forced to travel
out-of-town in order to play and
to compete.
In 1986 he purchased the
Players' Pub in Okeechobee.
In 1987 he founded a VNEA
pool league in Okeechobee
County. At that time he also
started a team called The Clas-

Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Local pool player Jay Huff-
man has been inducted into
the Valley National Eight
ball Association (VNEA)
Hall of Fame during the 27th
Annual VNEA International
Championships opening
ceremonies in Las Vegas.
sics. This team went on to rack
up six state championships, six
Bahamas championships and

two Georgia open champi-
onships. The team finished in
first place in the Open Team
competition at this year's con-
vention. Mr. Huffman personal-
ly finished ninth in the Senior 9-
ball International tourney and
13th in the Senior 8-ball tourna-
ment at this year's convention.
Mr. Huffman's list of person-
al involvement in the VNEA is
considerable. In addition to
founding the Okeechobee
league, he has been league
coordinator, league president
and treasurer. He has been the
registration director for the state
tournament for 15 years, a chief
judge and state level referee.
As a 20-year member of
VNEA, he was recently asked
about his most memorable
time in VNEA competition.
"It's a combination of the
people you meet, the friends
you make, the relationships you
develop, the memorable inci-
dents that occur, the re-living of
all of them, and most of all

being wise enough to know to
enjoy every single and collec-
tive moment," stated Mr. Huff-
The VNEA is a non-profit
organization established to pro-
mote the game of pool on coin
operated equipment. Its mem-
bership is comprised of men,
women and junior players, coin
machine operators and manu-
facturers. It currently has over
400 charter members, 20 manu-
facturer members and 100,000
sanctioned player members in
49 states, Argentina, Australia,
Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada,
Finland, France, Germany,
Malaysia, Mexico, New
Zealand, Norway, Portugal,
Republic of Georgia, Singapore,
Spain and St. Lucia.

Post your opinions
in the Public Issues Forum
ReporterLorna Jablonski
may be reached at

Submitted photo/Mike Davis
CIS/Police Athleltic League Fifth place winners
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tournament. Team members (front row, left to right) are: Lalo Rodriguez, Allen Lanier, J.R.
Wilson and Matt Maples; and (back row, left to right) Tony DeCarlo, Ruben Guerrero, Howie
Sims, Bert Culbreth, James Beville and Ben Bullington. Not pictured was Chasz Carter.


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Scholarship Night

Dr. Edward Weiss (center) presented the Church of Our Saviour scholarships to Alycia
Eddings (left) and Cassandra Chesley (right) during the annual Okeechobee High School
scholarship night presentations on May 17.


At the Okeechobee High School annual scholarship night presentation on May 17, the
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left, to right) Jennifer Cornell and Isabel Garcia, (middle, left to right) Mandy Fraizer, Estel-
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IRCC Scholarships

At the May 17, Okeechobee High School annual scholarship night presentation, the IRCC
Hawley Ades/Vista Pines Music scholarship was awarded to Adam Graves (middle) by Sam
Smith (left) and Janine Marchman (right).

Submitted photo/Bill Black
Tabitha Childers (middle) received the IRCC Marjorie March Scholarship presented by Sam
Smith (left) and Janine Marchman (right) at Okeechobee High School's annual scholarship

The IRCC Dot and Bud Adams scholarship was presented by (left) Sam Smith and (right)
Janine Marchman to (middle) Logan Perry at the May 17, Okeechobee High School annu-
al scholarship night presentation.

At the Okeechobee High School annual scholarship night presentation, the IRCC Agricul-
tural Endowment scholarship was presented by Sam Smith (left) and Janine Marchman
(right) to (middle) Megan Benbow.

The IRCC Lawrence G. and Laura Clayton scholarship was presented to (middle) Jennifer
Cooper by (left) Sam Smith and (right) Janine Marchman at the May 17, Okeechobee High
School annual scholarship night presentation.

Community Events

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for
money. Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for par-
ticipants. 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

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.

Church selling picture packages
The Pentecostals of Okeechobee are selling antiquities picture
packages to raise money to support their building fund. For informa-
tion, call (863) 634-8228.


Center offers
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 weekdays on Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
from 6 until 7:30 p.m. and on Satur-
day from 4 until 5 p.m.

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is not

restricted to veterans. Call the Post
at (863) 763-2950.

Volunteers are
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. Per-

manent and part-time volunteers
provide direct patient support serv-
ices such as companionship, tele-
phone contacts, letter reading,
main caregiver relief and other
non-medical assistance. They also
assist Hospice in fund raising, cleri-
cal and office support. Age is not a
barrier. For information, visit Hos-
pice of Okeechobee at 411 S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
(863) 467-2321.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, June 1,
through Thursday, June 7, 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 III "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, 7and 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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Auctions 105
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900 Numbers 160

Moore Haven, nice area.
$1200 for both or will sep.

HOUND MIX, female, near
Dairy Feeds on 9th Street.
863)467-0380 or
863)801-3276 Iv.msg.

5/22, S. Elmer St. LaBelle,
$200 REWARD for info.
(863)675-8356 or 673-6007
CAT, Male, Grey Tiger w/big
brown belly. Neutered. Lost
@ Okeechobee KOA. Re-
ward! (727)204-3454
CAT- vic of SW 15th Street &
5th Ave. Dark Siamese
w/white paws. Please call
PIT BULL, 7 month old male,
green spiked collar, last seen
6/3 at the Prairies.
(863)763-6776 or 634-0826
SETTERS, male, white w/black
spots, female, white
w/brown spots, vic. of Civic
Center, Hwy. 98.
male. Vic Charles Harvey
Hwy & 18th Terr. on 6/2/07
stones, vic of CVS Pharma-
cy. Reward (863)634-1860
SUNGLASSES, Prescription
w/ Red Rims. Lost in vice. of
Douglas Park. Call

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time News Clerk. Duties include
type setting news copy, scanning
and proofreading.

The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop
(Preferred but will train)
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
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BIMINI TOP: Off 16' Cape
Horn, white, decent shape,
needs cleaned. Call Mike at
PUPS- 12 wks old. To Good
Homes Only! (863)885-2166
LaBelle Area
KITTENS 10 weeks old, to
good home only! Call
(561)261-6421 or
Home Only! All colors,
Male/Female. Cute!
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classifieds.

PUPPIES, 5 months old, 1 fe-
male, 1 male, Bird dog
mixed. To good homes.
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked tfor It?

& Sat., 6/9, 8am til ?, 3338
SE 27th St., Furniture, Appli-
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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(863) 763-8391
have valid driver license and
references required. D/F/W.
Call days 863-634-7552
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Benefits available
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Adron Fence Co.
2726 N.W. 4th St.
Mon. thru Fri.
7:30am 3:30pm

Full Time (Sat A Must)
Customer Service/Sales
Self Motivated

Get a quick response to
any Item you may be sell-
Inn with a classified ad.

Help Wanted:
Shop/Warehouse Employee
& Qualified, Exp'd Plumber.
NEEDED- Live on ranch,
must have valid driver li-
cense and references re-
quired. D/F/W. Call days
863-634-7552 Nights


Established local
repair shop needs
Full-Time Mechanic,
ASE Certified & Exhausl
experience p)ieferred,
but not required.
Apply in person M-F
Choice Automotive
704 NE 2nd Ave
Okeechobee, FL
(Behind Rita's Furniture)

Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the clas-

Needed for Okeechobee Office.
Experienced and Licensed.
90/10 split +
% fof fice sales.
Call Jim Weix @
Find it faster. Sell It soon-
er in the classltleds

Auto Trader
Publishing Company
is currently looking for
Independent Contractors to
deliver books on Friday in
Okeechobee & Indiantown
Areas. The approximate
pay will be $150 per week.
Please call Ron at
1-800-815-1102 ext 438.

WILLING- Man needs work,
lawn, minor repairs, etc. Has
good ref's. (863)763-1550

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BUFFET ATTENDANT- Presentable, dependable
& hard working individuals. 1FT & 2PTyear round
positions available. Must be able to open the buffet
at 5am. Taking applications until June 15, 2007
$9.00 per hour
SERVERS clean cut, personable & hard working
qualities is a must. Exp. preferred but not
necessary. Hiring AM & PM for only the right people.
ASSISTANT MANAGERS Looking for persons interested
in a career in restaurant management. Good people skills &
experience in restaurants a must. $30-$35k based on exp.
GENERAL MANAGERS Train in Okeechobee for relocation.
*,T,,T, pii ': : ,i, o i $40k plusibenefits to start.

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

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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


Full Time
Okeechobee'l e.ialth Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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Porch Swing
/.v dys and warm eveningsarre ideal for enjoying
one or life's sijmples pleiasuries: sw inging. Tilhis
casy-to-build hanging swing can be hung irom t(he
ceiling o0 a poheli. palio or eaoporl o1r lron)i a rce or
hontllllnae firlme. The seat is suspended on a stan-
dard chiin andl can e raised, lowered or liled back
as desired.
ITh completed sling measm-cs 40 inches long by
24 inches high hy 2- inches deep.
Ile plan includes sep by-v-slep directions wilh
phohs. ul-si/e Iracahlbe pallcnrs and a shopping
list and cLuling schedule
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charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
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Canopy Glider Swing
This do-it-yourself glider
project seats four adults, has
a canopy for shade or shelter
from the' rain, a table with
cut-outs for drinks and a gen-
tle swinging motion. Best of
all, it's easy to build, even for
novices. The glider measures
about 8 feet long by 6.5 feet
wide by 8 feet high.
Canopy Glider Swing plan
(No. 818)... $9.95
Gliders & Swings Pack
plans incl.818
(No. Cl 19)... $25.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
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Babysilling 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-763-7675or
cell 863-261-1565
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Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
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Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lampe/Lights. 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
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Plumbing Supplies 680
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Television/Radio 715
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Tools 725
Toys S Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

AIR COND- for mobile home,
Lennox 5 ton, 10 KW heat.
like new, paid $4200 asking
$2100 (863)634-0364 Joe
Package unit, with heat, 07
model. $1650.
WINDOW UNITS, (2), 1 1g., 1
small, both 1 0v, good
cond., used a little, $150 will
sell sep. (863)675-4858

5.0 cu. ft. deep freeze. $75
or best offer. (863)673-5771
DISHWASHER- Frigidaire,
Black, Excellent condition.
$70. (863)763-8011
DISHWASHER: Frigidlare,
Like new. Only used twice.
Asking $85. (863)357-6930
Works well. $75
FREEZER: Small, upright,
works well & clean. $90 or
best offer. 863-634-2724
Call anytime. Okeechobee
239-657-2711 or Dana at
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
side by side, white, $200 or
best offer. (863)946-1138
Moore Haven
side by side, with Ice maker.
$450 (863)467-8294
WASHER & DRYER- Full size,
stacked, Frigidaire. $250.
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce

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WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore.
Good condition. $50.
pool, almost new. Paid
$725, asking $500. Must
sell! 863-634-2724

lequin & Sillouhette books
$10 or will trade for same.

trusses, New, 30'x50', Wht
covering, instruct., access.
$6500.954-258-5008 LaBelle

PLYWOOD (50 sheets): $300
for all. Call (561)762-4620
Jupiter area.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Shutters & Seamless
a Gufters
Licensed & Insured

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
License #765
[5) 5 Gallon containers.
rand new. $250 for all, will
sep. (863)697-2032

matching dresser. Lt color
wood. Good cond. $350. or
best offer. (863)675-0600
mattress. GRACO BOUNCER:
Good condition. $130 neg
for both. 863-673-2726
Step 2. With mattress. Great
condition. $75.

w/vell, new, never worn,
w/tags, designer Cassini.
$800. (863)673-0021.
WEDDING GOWN- David's Bri-
dal. Never worn. Size 14.
$300. or best offer.
6-8, Straight fit. $300.

BILIA, Rare Figurines,
stuffed animals, etc. $30.
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627

19" monitor, CD burner, Win-
dows ME, $200. Call
CPU's (5) Monitors (5), vari-
ous components. (2) laptops
Priced $75-$250 Call
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$249. (863)517-2782 Tony
LAPTOP, Older IBM, Win-
dows, power cords, works.
$60 (863)674-0212

BED, Craftmatic, Twin, Mat-
tress Cover & 2 Sets of
sheets. $500 or best offer.
BEDROOM SET, Wicker, head-
board, dresser w/mirror & 2
night stands, great shape.
$100 (863)634-5861
leather. $200 or best offer.
good shape, red/tan, $75
COUCHES, 2, large, camel col-
ored, leather, w/2 end this,
coffee thl & 3 lamps, $1000
or best offer. (863)697-0142
DINING SET, Bassett, beautiful
cherry wood, table, 6 chairs
& hutch. $500
DRESSER w/Match Chest of
Drawers & Mirror. Full size
bed frame. Excellent condi-
tion. $200 (937)728-1344
END TABLES (2) Glass Top.
Curved legs. $70 for both,
will sep. (863)946-3265
Glass door top, 2 door bot-
tom + 6 shelves. Great
cond. $100. (863)763-2763
GLIDER- good condition, hard-
ly used, $25 (863)675-2503
MAN, Beige & peach, excel-
lent condition. $50
(863)675-5737 ...
HEADBOARD: Solid oak wood,
fits regular queen beds.
LOVESEAT: 66", white, good
condition. $50.
LR SET: Complete, couch, 2
chairs w/ ottomans, coffee
table, 2 end tables & 2
lamps. $300. 863-763-8906
MATTRESS Brand new, 2
sided pillow top. $299.
SOFA & CHAIR $60. Call
239-657-2711 or Dana at
SOFA: 92", queen sleeper,
white, good condition, $60.
(863)612-9831 Labelle
TWIN BED, with mattresses &
rails, good condition. $80
Shophere lrstli
The c11111eM1 1aft

GOLF EQUIP: Complete set of
clubs, cart & bag, 1-9, pitch-
ing wedge, putter, 1 doz golf
balls. $50.863-675-6178

LYMAN 54 caliber Great Plains
Rifle, mint cond., all acces-
sories, A Steal! $400.
SHOT GUN, 12 gage, pump,
Remington, $200.
S&W Model 640 357mag
hammerless stainless, new
cond. $400 firm. Call
(772) 461-8822.
i alh o Rduin

er Hoverround, like new
cond., $200. (863)467-4323
manual fast track walker, ex-
ercise bike. $250/all will sep.
WHEELCHAIR, Electric, Pride
Jazzy, swing away joystick,
exc. cond., $1100.

PROPANE TANK: 100 Ibs, 2
years old, over 1/ full. $60.

PENDANT LIGHTS (3) all for
$55 or will sell separate

LIFT- Heavy duty for Scooter/
wheelchair. Dual motor. Ad-
justable height. $500. Call FL

FUEL TANK, 52 gallon, 0L"
shape, steel, w/12v Tuthill
transfer pump, $200 will sell
sep. (863)697-9704
TELESCOPE: Orion 127 mm
(5") aperture Star Max w/
case. $500./ trade for brand
name pistol. 863-447-3409
TRAMPOLINE, 18 Ft. w/entire
padding in tact Shoe nets on
sides. No missing s rings.
$100 Rrm. (863)269-5263
VIDEO TAPES (10 pack): So-
ny, Hi-8, 8mm, digital, new,
still in box. $50 for all.
Ring & Arch Roller, for mak-
ing ornamental metal folk art,
$450. (863)763-3451
Musical *****
Instrumnts 066

GRAND PIANO, antique, re-
stored & in good working
cond., $1500 or best offer.

Horizontal, 2 drawer, Letter
or legal. Good cond. $100.
(863)763-2763 0

AMERICAN PIT Bull Terrier -
female, 14 mths old, ADBA
reg., solid dark red, needs
home. $200. (863)634-6601
AQUARIUM, 100 gallon with
stand, $200 (863)228-2123
AQUARIUM, 90 gal. with many
access. Like new wood
stand. $375.(302)634-2378
or after 5 at (302)357-3092
BIRD CAGE: Large, wrought
iron, black, w/ playpen on
top. $35. 863-528-3235 W.
CHIHUAHUA, bik/tan, male, 7
month old. 5 Ibs. $200.
(863)675-2541 (days) Barb
CHIHUAHUA, Female, 1%
years old, black & tan, CKC,
ousebroken, all shots to
date. $200 (863)801-1302
21h years, black & white, has
papers, 8lbs. $300 stud fee.
neutered, 4 months old.
$200 (772)342-7317
LOVEBIRDS, 1 pair, young,
$75, 2 pair of Parakeets,
young, $30 a pair.
RED TAIL BOA, with accesso-
ries, $160. (863)673-1062

HOT TUB: 2003, Excallbar
spa, with cover. $500.
863-673-1981 Call after 5

POOL TABLE, Excalibur by Im-
perial, 8', red felt on black ta-
ble, w/accessories, $700.
Professor, Doug Hannon
Wavecast, new In box, $70.

BASS SYSTEM: 2,12" Pioneer
Speakers & Custom box w/
power acoustics LT980
amp. $600 (863)269-5263
$1200 or best offer.

PHILLIPS- 60" Big screen,
Good condition. $500.
RCA XL100, 20", $50.

PLASMA TV: 42", only 2 years
old, with stand & remotely!
$650. (863)634-5471
PROJECTION TV: 55" Philips,
only 4 years old, works
great, good conditional
$425. 863-634-5471
TELEVISION- Philips 50",
w/DVD and VCR, $800 firm
TV, 56", rear projection, Mitsu-
bishi, on rollers, HO ready,
$300. (863)357-3865

gallon tank, like new, 1 yr.
old, $100 or best offer.
220V, Single phase motor,
200 psi working pressure.
$1200. (863)467-9833
5hp, 60 gal. single stage
220V, $250 (863)763-5373
GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
SPOT WELDER- 220 amps,
Good condition. $125.
WELDER: Miller, Onon engine,
AC/DC, 250 amps & Genera-
tor. 5.5 kw. 120 / 240 volt.
$1000. (863)675-1754

XBOX CONSOLE: With games
& accessories. $175.

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yrs. old, skittish, but aims to
please, sweet guy. $850
firm. (863)673-6829
AQHA- 8 yr. Reg., Zippo Pacif-
ic star, Gray, Roan, Gelding,
15 hands, Good handle, Lots
of cow $2500. (863)763-7831
friendly, halter and lead
broke, $500 or best offer
CRACKER COLT, dark brown,
greenbrake, needs expd per-
son, asking $400 or best of-
fer. (863)381-9353
FILLY, Paso Rno, 4 mos. old,
bay, up to date Coggins &
shots, $450 or best offer.
(561)718-1212 Okee
neck, needs some body
work, floor good cond.,
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
$250. or best Offer
old. $500 or best offer.
(863)467-6725 Telina
QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
old, great disposition.
$2000. (561)798-3674
broke, very gentle, $500. or
best offer (863)673-0066
gr. Good mouth reining. Cant
eep anymore. Tack included
$1500. (772)460-0817

sey Ferguson. $2500.
EDGER- 4 wheeled, asking
$50 (863)763-1884
LAWN MOWER: Self-pro-
pelled, 51/2HP, 21" cut, dual
lade, 1 year, excellent con-
dition. $150.850-758-7103
MOWER 34" Gravely ZTR,
exc. cond., $1500 firm.
Craftsman, LT1000, 17.5hp,
42" cut, new, mower deck,
$400. (863)763-7376
165 Hydro, $550
(863)675-4710 or
RIDING MOWER: Murray '03,
42" cut, $400.
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
YARD TRAILER, $75 or best
offer. (863)634-3394


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

Very clean, 11 miles N. of
Okeechobee. 2BR/1BA.
$590/mo. 1st & security. No
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.
Appl., Furnished. Carpet &
Tile. No pets. $700 mo. +
$700 sec. (863)763-8878

1BR/1BA, fully furnished, very
nice. $700 per month + se-
curity deposit. 863-763-7262
or 561-582-8693.
House s Ren 03

House for Rent. 2BR/1BA.
Central Air & Heat.
OKEE., 3Br/2Ba, Brick, 2 car
garage. $600. mo. + 1st.
Last & Sec. Available Now!
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, 1ba, CBS,
$1300. mo. + Sec. dep.
Reference required.
OKEECHOBEE, 3br/lba, cen-
tral air. (863)763-8058
OKEECHOBEE, 3br/2ba, $850,
2br/2ba, furnished, $800.
w/lake access, Treasure Is-
land, move in cond., small
9ets welcome, $750 ma.,
2 lake access, Treasure Is-
land, $800 mo., 2/2 CBS,
$1150 mo. Available Imme-
diatelyl 561-262-1390
no pets. $950/mo, $2400 to
move in. 2200 SW Third
Ave., close to Walmart. Call
(863)634-0512 for.details.
front, 3BR, 1.5 BA, LR, DR,
FR, AC/ W/D updated, new
roof, $1300/mo, 1st, last,
sec & refs (561)346-4692

West Side of New Courthouse
Hurryl Only a Few Left!

OKEE., Unfurnished Rm, for
rent Inclds Util, Cable, Pool
& Kitchen privileges.
Roommate to share 4BR/2BA
Condo in Gainesville w/Local
Univ. of FL Male Students
$450 mo. (863)634-1893

3 BR, 2 BA Fenced yard. Dock.
Fireplace. Tile. $1400 mo.
2 BR, 1 BA $950 mo.
Call (863)467-8683
OKEECHOBEE: Waterfront
2br/1.5ba, Exc. cond., Fully
Furnished. Community pool.
$165. wkly.561-202-7702

Real Estate

Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
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 InspectiI060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Houss ale 025

OKEECHOBEE: Newly remod-
eled, 4br, 2 ba, Den, 1/2
acre, new roof, A Must See!
$165,000 (863)824-6112
front, 3BR, 1.5 BA, LR, DR,
FR, AC/ W/D updated, new
roof, Family Emergency
CASH deal $170,000 neg.

SW Mobile Home w/CBS ad-
dition, 3/4 acre, oak trees, 7
miles north of town, cash
sale, $50k. (561)346-4692

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

Mobile Homes

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BASSINGER: 3br, 2ba. Double
Wide on 1 Ac. $950/mo. +
1st & Sec. RentOptTo Buy
CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yriy lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. dep. 863-763-4031
Single, on Kissimmee River,
$600/mo. + sec. & electric.
Yearly lease. (863)467-5616

Single Wide, 2/2, c/a/h, IQ.
porch, util. inrm., ac. land-
scaped lot, quiet adult area,
$850 mo., 1st, last & sec.,
incl. lawn service/water.
Clean. Fully fumished. 2br,
2.5ba, DWMH, FL Rm.,
Screen Rm, C/Air, Lake ac-
cess. $1200/mo + 1st, & sec.

REDUCED! 2/1 Fully
urn, many extras, new
CA/Heat 40'decked screen
rm, 40' carport 12x12 shed
w/W&D, in aduitpark on rim
canal $25,000.863-357-1784


AIR BOAT HULL, Apache, with
cage, $400. (863)885-2166
ALUM 14' V BOTTOM: 18hp
motor, like new trailer, excel-
lent condition. $1175 nego-
tiable. (863)763-4680
BASS BOAT, Ranger '82, 175
Mariner, Ranger trailer (new
tires, like new tolling motor.
$2500 neg. (863)697-9704
FT., Mid 80's. Ready to use.
BOAT TRAILER, fits up to 23'
boat, $250 or best offer.
GHEENOE, built in live well
13', w/running lights, asking
cabin cruiser w/trir, 90 hp
Evinrude, new transom,
Owner disabled. $6000.
(863)675-4968. LaBelle.
2000, 95hp, Double trailer-
incld. $2500. or best offer.
thru windshield, 60hp Mari-
ner outboard, galv trailer,
$750(863)467-8038 .

GMC 79, For parts. $300 for
whole thing or will part out
(863)612-5676 .
wheel, no title, moderate
shape, $500.
(863)227-0029 .
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WHEEL, '00, 2BR/28A, 35',
with 1 slideout, asking
$14,000. (772)263-0013,

HONDA SHADOW 1100 '93-
nice bike, $3000
(863)763-3599 ...
.closed, raised lid, ramp door,
like new, $2000-.

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YAMAHA- '02, V-Star 1100,
Runs Great, Low miles.
$5500. (863)673-0700

and (1) Yamaha, For parts.
Good tires. $500 takes all,
will sep. (863)634-0153
1998, 2WD, runs great,
$1200/neg. (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
SCOOTER- Electric, 2 wheel.
Charger included. $150.
SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirtbike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2500. (863)261-4633
SUZUKI RM250 '96, Brand
new top end. $1000 or best
offer. (863)673-5663
oversized piston/tires. Runs
good. Looks OK. $700 neg.
815-353-3032 Lawrence
Auto., 4x4, On command
4-wheel drive & front diffe-
rential lock. Under warranty.
$4700 w/brand new trailer.
Earn some extra cash.
Sen your used Items in
the classlfleds

KEYSTONE- '01, 29', Sleeps 6,
Loaded. Great condition.
$8900. (239)293-5928 Im-


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

4dr, baby blue w/ white leather
int. Cruise, A/C, p/w, p/s, p/I.

CAMERO RS- '97, Conv. Runs,
Needs work. $2000.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle

CHEVY CAVALIER '96, 4 cyl.,
auto., everything works.
$2500 (863)634-6235

FORD FOCUS SE '03: 4 cyl,,
new tires, 37k, exc. cond.
$8500 neg. (863)697-3251
after 4pm. Okeechobee
MAZDA '91, 4 cyl., manual
trans., everything works.
$2500 or best offer.
Runs ,good. $900.
MERCURY 1985, Full Size Sta-
tion Wagon, Runs and Drives
great. $800. (863)357-2370
or (863)634-1324
OLDS CUTLASS '95- runs
good, good work car, asking
900 or best offer
Dr., As Is. Needs clutch.
$600. 863-673-4942 or

CHEVY 1994 Ext. Cab, 4x4,
Only 100K mls. $2200.

poor cond., rear end shot
runs great, clean title, $500.
(863)674-5752 After 6pm
lent shape, would make
great buggy. $2500

GOLF CART, Yamaha, gas, lift
kit, new battery & tires, 2
seater, "Sharp!", $2500.

CARPET, brand new, out of
'07 Ford Superduty Crew
Cab, charcoal, perf. cond.,
$400 neg. (863)697-0328
CHEVY ENGINE: 1987 305
$100. (863)673-5883
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $1000. or best offer.
ENGINE- factory new GM ZZ4,
0 hrs, w/engine stand,
$2500 firm or trade
JEEP ENGINE: 360, heads &
parts. $150. 863-528-3235
W. Frostproof

OIL COOLER KIT: New, large,
for airboat or GM cars. Re-
duced to $50. Please call
ER: Fits 200 +up Chevy
Trucks. Pd. $1500, Asking
$900. (863)467-5263
polyurethane, fits '99 & up Su-
perduty Ford Crew Cab, $400
neg. (863)763-3555
tires, 13x38x16, w/4 16x10
Extreme Rock Crawler Rims,
$800 for all. (863)763-0665
TIRES (2), Goodyear,
235/45/R17. Good condi-
tion. $75 (863)634-9696 or
TIRES, 4 brand new Super
Swamper Boggers,
16/35/165, w/4 new rims,
$1200. (863)634-1979
TIRES (4) T275/65R18, BG
Goodrich. $100.
size 8ft bed.' Off a '93 Ford.
Dark green $400.
TOOL BOXES (2) 1 Brand New
and 1 Used. $100.
Ft., $300. (863)634-7706 -

WHEELS & TIRES (6): Alcoa,
16" fits 88 97 Dually. $450.

CHEVY 350 '84, 454 engine,
400 turbo trans., body could
use some work. $1400 or
best offer. (863)201-3492
CHEVY S10 2001, Club Cab
LS, Runs great! 5 spd.
$6500. Call (863)261-6425
DODGE RAM '96- 2500 4x4,
new trans & new tires, many
extras, $4500 or best offer
FORD F150: 1993, 4WD, cold
a/c, runs great! $2500 or
best offer. 239-324-3892
FORD F150 XLT, '91, with lift
gate, heavy duty trailer hitch,
runs good, $2500.
$2500. (863)634-9717 Lv.
SCHOOL BUS: '80, Chevy, 20
passenger, 81k mi, rebuilt
engine and trans, runs great.
$1895 neg. 561-758-4337

gas mileage, 2dr, runs good,
low miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627

CHEVY BLAZER S-10: 1993,
- 4WD, 92k mi. Body & interi-
or worn but runs good.
$2500 firm. 863-467-1700

DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
$2500 (863)697-2032

103K mi. 7 pass., P/w, P/s,
Tilt, New brakes. Never hit.
$2300. 863-675-0410
'98, exc. cond., a/c works
great, good family car,
1900. (863)885-1929.
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2000 (863)763-3451
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Public Nlotices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Frday the 22nd day of June 2007
from 100-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1998 White Pontac Grand Prix
1997 Red Chrler Concorde
1995 Gray Chevy Blazer
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the rght of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
21 600 ON 06/07/07

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helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
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34972 ON JUNE 22, 2007 AT 9:00
1994 Ford Areostar
1987 Dodge Omni
1978 American Pacer
216498 ON 6/7/07

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Community Events

Merah Ladiesto host brunch
The Merah Ladies of the Okeechobee Shrine Club will hold a
pre-Father's Day brunch on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m, until 2
p.m. at the Shrine Club on S.R. West. Tickets are $8 for adults and
$5 for children under 10. For tickets call Lorayne at (863) 610-3373,
or Kathy at (863) 763-8072.

Fundraiser will benefit Red Cross
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will be participat-
ing in an American Red Cross Hero's Day on Saturday, June 16,
from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The yard sale will be open that day and we
will also be doing car washes, as well as selling bake goods. All
proceeds for the day will benefit the local American Red Cross.

Wildlife center plans fundraiser
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will host its annual sum-
mer open house fundraiser on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. Come see native Florida wildlife including panthers,
bobcats and other cool critters and enjoy the-. beauty of the half-
acre butterfly garden. Admission includes refreshments. Admis-
sion is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12. Children under 6 will
be admitted free. The center is located at 14895 N.W 30th Terrace.
For directions, go to; or, call (863) 763-

Church hosting Avalanche Ranch
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, invites children
ages 3 years to fifth grade to Avalanche Ranch: A wild ride through
God's word, June 18-22 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. This summer our
church will be a stampede of excitement as we learn about God in
a fun, loving and relaxed setting. For information, call Becky at
(863) 763-5042.

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.

Free nutritional class is offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will conduct a free CRA nutritional analysis
class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center, 916 W. North
Park St., on Tuesday, June 19, at 5:30 p.m..For information, call
(863) 763-4320..

Basic first aid class is offered
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will hold a basic
first aid class on Thursday, June 28, at 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-2488.

Camp for infants and parents offered
Healthy Start will present a Baby and Me Camp. Participants will
attend a one week camp with their infants to learn about parent-
ing, safety, self esteem and many other topics. Participants will
receive a stipend of $75 for attending a full week of camp. Partici-
pants and their infants must be registered by June 29. Teen girls up
to 18 years old who are pregnant or have a child from birth to age 3
are eligible to participate. The father of the baby may also attend.
The first camp is July 16-20; second camp is July 23-27; and, third
camp is July 30-Aug. 3. Camps are from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Mon-
day-Friday. Call The Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877 to regis-

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free
summer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. -- Stu-
dents 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 applica-
tion, 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 9 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 select Info & Education. This
contest is open to amateur photographers only. Individuals may
submit up to three photos. For information, call (863) 462-5260.
Red Cross to host water instructor course
The American Red Cross will conduct water safety instructor
courses on Aug. 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25. The fee is $160. Applicants
must be at lest 15 years of age. To register, call (863) 763-2488.

Poker run to benefit Hospice
A poker run in memory of Carl and Robin will be held Saturday,
Aug. 25, beginning at Port Mayaca Cemetery at 9 a.m. The fee is $5
per hand. Prizes will be awarded. Proceeds will benefit Okee-
chobee Hospice. For information, call Deanne at (772) 260-6801 or
Dee at (863) 634-0492.

Church hosting Worldview Weekend
The First Baptist Church, as host church, will sponsor World-
view 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
Carlson. 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
Class of '57 members sought
Members of the class of '57 from first grade to graduation or
other, please contact Martin Vickers at (423) 727-5631, Reba Platt
at (863) 763-8906, or Faith Hawk at (863) 467-6083.

Children's Ranch closes yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch is closing their yard sale for the sum-
mer and is no longer accepting donations for the sale. For informa-
tion, call Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

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
Peterson, class president, at We
will update you after each planning committee meeting. Also, if
you have any ideas or would like to be on the committee let us
know in your e-mail.

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
scholarship in memory of the late Liz Weisser, a longtime local
Realtor, to any student studying Real Estate. All scholarship dona-
tions can be mailed to the Okeechobee County Board of Realtors
Liz Weisser Scholarship Fund, 326 N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, FL,
34972. Call Toni Doyle, association executive, at (863) 467-0004 for

Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering smok-
ing cessation classes for pregnant women, women, or family
members living 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 assis-
tance with electric bills and you must have a shut off notice. Call
Kim at (863) 462-5180 for the required documentation needed to

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 Include your maiden name if appropri-
ate, address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning
our 10-year reunion. More details will be published as they are

ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second
limited edition Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament includ-
inig a numbered certificate with historical information. Ornaments
are $15 and proceeds fund the ORE scholarship. The 2007 orna-
ment will be the Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first
brick school 1916. A limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is avail-
able. Those who purchased ornaments last year and would like the
same ornament numbers) and quantity please call one of the fol-
lowing members: Gay Carlton 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
summer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so
register early. To qualify for the program the following require-
ments 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
IPL's Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to
Share program 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 deter-
mine if you qualifyInterviews 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 (863) 462-5877.

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 sur-
vivors of domestic violence. The date and time will be announced
at a later date according to community interest and response. Con-
tact 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 information, 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 employ-
ment 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 informa-

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)

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 information, 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
advocate 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 Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or,

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 supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, 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
education classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308
N.W Fifth Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863)

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

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The Big Red Bus mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart park-
ing 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 medications and conditions are accept-
able. Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted.
A picture ID is needed for all donors.

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services
'available at no charge to help people in their search for the right
employee or job. For more, visit their web site at;
or, call (863) 462-5350.

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 missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education 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)

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