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Briefs


Burn ban
still in effect
According to the Glades
County Division of Emergency
Management the burn ban in
Glades County has not been
lifted, and will remain in effect
until further notice. For infor-
mation, call (863) 946-6020.
New watering
limits in effect
The Okeechobee area is
now under Phase III water
restrictions.
Lawn watering is now limit-
ed 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 num-
bers are permitted to water on
Saturday and addresses with
even numbers are permitted to
irrigate on Sundays.
More information is avail-
able by calling (800) 250-4200;
or, by going to the South Flori-
da Water Management website
at www.sfwmd.gov.
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 lev-
els.
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
navigation hazard ,Also; the
lakeward approach to the navi-
gation lock has become shal-
low 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
Florida, 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
S (800)250-4200.

Drought Index
Current: 441
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban:
Countywide

Lake levels

8.99 feet


Lake level K
LastYear:
12.47 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given In
feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds ...... 15-17
Mini Page . . . . .14
Community Events. .4
Crossword . . . . .13
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports . . . . . . .5
TV .............. 13
Weather . . . . ..2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.


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Group divided on flow way


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Proponents of a southern
flow way did not get the support
they hoped for from an environ-
mental group.
The Coalition for Responsi-
ble Management of Lake Okee-
chobee, St. Lucie and Caloosa-
hatchee Estuaries and Lake
Worth Lagoon meeting in Okee-
hcobee on Thursday, June 7,
failed to endorse Plan 6. This


controversial plan would pro-
vide for excess water from Lake
Okeechobee to be channeled
through a flow way at the south-
ern end of the lake where it
would be cleaned up and sent
on to the Everglades.
A southern flow way would
lessen the amount of water that
would have to be sent to estuar-
ies during times of high water.
The coalition is made up of
commissioners representing
Okeecboee, St. Lucie, Martin,


Lee, Palm Beach, Hendry,
Glades, Highlands, Osceola and
Polk counties.
Plan 6 calls for a flow way
starting two miles north of the
Bolles Canal. It would vary in
width from 7.2 miles at the
northern end to 13.1 miles at the
lower end. It would be 22.5
miles long with a capacity of
6,600 cubic feet per second. The
existing east levee of the Miami
Canal and the west levee of the
North New River Canal would


Stuck in the muck?: Give 'Bad Dog' a call


Submitted photo/Don Madray
This farmer was disking his field when his tractor sank in the mud. Bad Dog's 45,000 lb.
winch cable was attached and the tractor pulled.out. ,

The Bad Dog never gets stuck
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By MaryAnn Morris
INI Florida


This "Bad Dog" isn't what you
think. Bad Dog is a four-wheel
drive, four-wheel steer wrecker
with a 45,000 lb. winch owned
by BMJ Towing of Okeechobee.
In some parts of Okeechobee
County and at certain times of the
year, a regular wrecker just won't
do it. For instance if a fire truck
got stuck in the back area of
Viking subdivision or when a
track, hoe working along the lake
goes for a swim!
Bad Dog was designed and
built about five years ago by Don
Madray, who manages BMJ.
"I've been in the wrecker
business about all my life," he
said.
"We started building Bad Dog
with a MRS tractor. These tractors
are used to pull the big cane wag-
ons in the sugar fields. Then we
added the heavy, extra long
winch. If we're calling out Bad
Dog it's just about a sure thing
that we won't be able to drive
anywhere near to what we're
pulling out," said Mr. Madray.
"Since all four wheels are
drive Wheels that can be turned


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Submitted photo/Don Mddray
The Bad Dog, an off-road wrecker, has a nine-foot bull-
dozer blade on the back that digs in when the Bad Dog
pulls to keep its position.


side to side you can set the Bad
Dog up anyway you want. It's
pretty simple to line it up to pull
the direction you want" he said.
"Then there is a nine-foot bull-


Ball teams kept


people entertained


Beryl Bowden's story was
transcribed by MaryAnn Morris.
What did people do for
entertainment in the early years
around the lake?
A collection of writings by
the late Beryl Bowden holds
some clues. Mrs. Bowden wrote
for Clewiston News, and some
of her stories can be found at
the. Clewiston Museum. This
one from December. 1983,
sheds some light on what some
residents did.
"The most common and
enthusiastic sport of these early
days was baseball. Almost every
small town had its own team
and there was both a Palm
Beach County League and a
Lake Okeechobee League. At
various times, Clewiston was a
member of each but withdrew


because other towns failed to
fulfill their schedule and the
Clewiston players were left with
no game on scheduled dates.
"The local teams called
themselves by various names:
Cane Crew Cutters, Cane Break-
ers, Cane Gang, etc. Players and
See History Page 2


dozer blade on the back that is
lowered. It digs in when you're
pulling, so the force of the pull
See Tow-Page 2


serve as levees for the flow way.
After hearing several hours of
expert presentations and being'
bombarded with technical data,
commissioners adopted a reso-
lution supporting "all means of
routing excess water from Lake
Okeechobee that benefits Lake
Okeechobee, the estuaries and
Everglades National Park."
The resolution, as originally
written,, had stated support of
"further investigation of routing
water from Lake Okeechobee


by means of a storage flow way
south to one or more of the
water conservation areas."
While the original resolution
specifically endorsed a southern
flow way, the amendment
offered by commissioner Kevin
McCarthy of Hendry County and
approved by an 8-2 vote, voiced
support for a wide range of proj-
ects and did not specifically
mention a southern flow way.
See Lake Page 2


Arrests stem



illegal sale



of alcohol


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An operation conducted by
the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO) in connec-
tion with the sale of alcohol to
minors has ended with 18 clerks
being charged with a misde-
meanor.
The clerks have all been
arrested and posted their $100
bond. ..
"For the 18 out of 35 stores to
sell alcohol to a minor is unac-
ceptable," said Sheriff Paul May.
"I realize that the store owners
can hire a clerk and tell them to
be careful about alcohol sales


and be sure everyone they sell to
is of age, but the owner cannot
be at the store at all times.
"I'm sure that some of the 18
clerks that were arrested are
looking for a job. We don't
blame just the owners, but we
must do, better to protect our
young people," he added.
The operation utilized the
help of volunteers that were
under the age of 21. The volun-
teers would enter-aconvenience
store and try to purchase some
beer. If asked, they would not
provide any identification.
If the clerk sold the beer to
See Arrests Page 2


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A doe and her fawns were seen grazing in the early morning hours on Wednesday,
June 6 on U.S. Hwy 441 SE, just past Blue Cypress.


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OSAC is offering teen summer program


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Substance
Abuse Coalition (OSAC) will be
hosting a summer program for
Okeechobee children between
the ages of 12 and 18 called The
Traveling Medicine Show:
"S.O.S." Students Offering
Solutions Performance Troup.
The program will be held on
Friday starting July 6, and will
continue through Aug. 10.
During the duration of the
summer the students will meet
every Friday to write skits, per-


Lake

Continued From Page 1
Lee County Commissioners
Ray Judah and Martin County
Commissioner Sarah Heard
voted against the resolution.
Dr. Paul Gray of the Audubon
Society advocated water storage,
north of the lake. He noted that
the conflicting information
being presented on the flow was
shows how complicated the sit-
uation is.
Even though Lake Okee-
chobee is as large as the Ever-
glades, Dr. Gray noted that not
much money is spent upstream.
He also suggested what might
be called a modified Plan 6 that
called for widening the Miami
and North New River canals
because he sees a need to move
more water south. He said stud-
ies would have to be conducted
to see how wide the canals
would need to be. They could be
one-half mile wide or studies
could show that 100-yard-wide
canals would convey enough
water south. He said the narrow-
er canals! might be better than a
wider flbw ways to pretreat
water.
He said that there is either too
much or too little water.
Under the current water man-
agement system, high lake levels
often trigger large releases to the
estuaries and upset the salinity
balance.
. Dr. Gray noted that there is no
infrastructure to move water
south.
"I have backed the flow way
for a long time," offered Wayne
Nelson, executive director of
Fisherman Against Destruction
of the Environment. "We must
clean up Lake Okeechobee."
While emphases in the past
were on Everglades restoration,
he said he had been stressing
cleaning up the lake.
"Lake water must be cleaned
up before it can head south," he
told the board.
He mentioned artifacts
recently found on the dry lake
bed to back up his claim that the
lake has historically been at a
lower level than it is being main-
tained now.
"I support sending the water
south," asserted Tina Richards,
an intern with the Arthur Mar-
shall Foundation, a non-profit
group dedicated to preserving
the Everglades. She advocated
long term viable options rather
than short term solutions that
are politically correct. She said
she would like for her children to
be able to swim in Florida water.
"Conceptually, it is very nice,"
said Dr. Richard Punnett who did
research in the 1990s on Plan 6
for the U. S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers. "The disagreement lies in'
technical details."
He contended that a flow way
would not flow at the correct
times without proper manage-
ment.
He said the flow way was not
the most efficient plan proposed


form and take part in other activ-
ities. Students will be taught the
basics of presentation and per-
forming, while having guidance
and help in writing their own
skit about alcohol and drug
abuse prevention.
"It's a simple and easy pro-
gram," said Lydia Williams, pro-
gram coordinator. "The kids will
love it."
After attending the camp, stu-
dents will have the opportunity
to perform their skits for other
students throughout the upcom-
ing school year. They will also,
having completed the camp, be


offered membership into the
youth coalition.
"Different volunteers that
have been involved over the past
couple of years will be running
the camp," stated Ms. Williams.
"Right now we have four volun-
teers, but we are open to more."
Each Friday there will be two
sessions offered the first at
the First Baptist Church and the
second at the Douglas Park
Community Center. They will be
held from 10 a.m. until noon and
from 1 until 3 p.m.
All materials and props will
be provided by the program.


At the end of the program an
End of Summer Concert will be
held for the children that have
taken part. Swamp buggy rides
and hot dogs will be provided at
the concert, along with a per-
formance from Eight Hour
Romance, a Christian rock band.
"There are a limited number
of spaces available," stated Ms.
Williams. "Anyone interested
should submit an application as
soon as possible."
For information, contact Mrs.
Williams at (863) 634-9015.


This South Florida Water Management District map shows the area that would be covered
by a proposed southern flow way. It would start 2 miles north of Bolles Canal and be con-
tained between the east levee of the Miami Canal and west levee of the North New River
Canal.


and that a flow way does not act
as a wetland.
A 1999 feasibility study con-
cluded a flow way creates a
water supply burden on the sys-
tem without clear hydrological
benefits.
Soil subsistence and evapora-
tion would be determents to a
southern flow.way, cording to
Dr. Punnett.
He contended that delivery of
water to a flow way would be a
problem.
By storing excess water in the
lake, Dr. Punnett said "you can
meet more of the needs of
users."
He stated that at times when
it would be desirable to dis-
charge water south from the
lake, the water conservation
areas would be full and could
not take any more water.
Dr. Punnett presented charts
to show that when the lake level
was high, the water level in the
water control areas was also
high.
"It isn't a simple matter of
redirecting the water," he said.
He claimed that today the
extremes of water level fluxua-
tions are greater than they were
before the lake was managed for
flood control and water supplies.
Because of that he feels more
storage is needed.
"Managed storage is what we
really need," he said. "A flow
way will not provide storage."
The southern flow way cause
was advocated by John Marshall
of the Arthur Marshall Founda-
tion.
He claimed that earlier mod-
els used by Dr. Punnett were


based on faulty topological data.
To counter claims that there is
not enough water for a flow way,
Mr. Marshall stated that over 50
percent of the Everglades are
lost, yet nearly 100 percent of the
rainfall remains. He said a flow
way would use less than 20 per-
cent of the original flow plain. ,,
He claimed that a flow way is
a better functional alternative
than deep reservoirs with low or
no water treatment value.
Mr. Marshall claimed a flow
way would mimic the historic
lake spill-over through the origi-
nal pond apple forest and saw-
grass plains.
As to the assertion that evapo-
ration would negate any benefits
of a flow way, Mr. Marshall
claims that rainfall always
exceeds evaporation. If that
were not true, Florida would be
a desert.
As for water quality, Mr. Mar-
shall contended that a flow way
would more than double the
treatment area provided by cur-
rent stormwater treatment
areas.
He claims Plan 6 provides the
most ecological benefit and
reconnects the entire Everglades
ecosystem.
"Plan 6 looked to be a good
fix back in 1981, and earlier, and
still looks that way," Mr. Marshall
said.
"If we have a flow way to take
water from the lake we would
have something meaningful,"
said Mr. Judah. "Most of water
from EAA does not come from
the lake."
"The system today is not
what it was and it would be very


difficult to get it that way,"
offered SFWMD's Tommy
Strowd.
He claimed that evaporation
in a flow way would be a prob-
lem. He mentioned the man-
made structures that would have
to be removed to accommodate
a flow way. He claimed that
.stormwater treatment areas are
more effective than shallow flow
ways.
"Commitment of additional
resources to further investigate a
southern flow way are not war-
ranted at this time," he said.
Commissioner Joe Smith of
St. Lucie County suggested a full
cost analysis of Plan 6.
At least one commissioner
was sold on Plan 6.
"This is a good time to recon-
sider Plan 6 as a method to get
clean water to the park," was the
opinion of Mrs. Heard.
An opposing view was
expressed by Mr. McCarthy.
"This is the answer to the
estuaries," he said.
But he went on to say that it is
not the whole answer. He advo-
cated looking at all means of
routing excess water south and
not limiting the study to Plan 6.
"We have heard a lot of. evi-
dence that says a flow ways will
not work," he said.
He suggested multiple flow
ways or perhaps a small flow
way and lot more reservoirs.
Mr. Judah contended that
SFWMDs way of looking at
water storage is not in the best
interest of the estuaries.


Arrests

Continued From Page 1
the minors, they would then take
the beer outside and give it to
OCSO Detective Rick Durfee. He
would then go into the store, buy
a soft drink and begin talking to
the clerk and would learn their
name. At a later date he returned
to the store and identified the clerk
by using employment records.
Detective Durfee then
obtained arrest warrants for the
clerks.
In at least one case, the under-
age buyer told the clerk they were
under age but the clerk sold them
beer anyway.
Now that the operation has
concluded, the OCSO has


released the names of the stores
that did not sell to the minors.
Those stores were: Salina's
Liquor, S.R. 70 W.; The Meat
Shoppe, N.W. Ninth Ave.; Circle K,
U.S. 98 N.; 700 A Country Store; El
Rancho, U.S. 441 N.; BP, U.S. 441
S.; Handy Store, U.S. 441 S. at the
city limits; Danny' Chevron, U.S.
441 S.; Handy Store, U.S. 441 S.;
Step Saver, U.S. 441 S.; Texaco,
U.S. 441 S.; Town Star, S.R. 710;
T&C Food Mart, S.R. 70 E.; Bill's
Mini Mart, S.R. 70 E.; Race Trac,
S.R. 70 E.; Liberty Gas Station, S.R.
70 E. (city limits); and Town Star,
U.S. 441 S.E.

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TOW MRS tractor, so I bought about ten
of them and I keep one just for
Continued From Page 1 parts. Building it myself I put
doesn't drag Bad Dog out of posi- about $35,000 into it, which isn't
tion." too bad, by wrecker standards,"
he smiled.
This monster machine can, Bad Dog is strictly an off-road
and has, pulled out fully loaded vehicle and is trucked to where it
concrete trucks, track hoes and is needed.
loaders that are sometimes literal- "It's expensive," said Mr.
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Okeechobee Forecast
Sunday: Partly sunny with isolated afternoon showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The wind will be from the
southwest around 5 mph shifting to the southeast 5 to 10 mph in the
afternoon. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Sunday night Partly cloudy with the low around 70. The wind will be
from the southeast 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south around 5 mph
after midnight.
Extended Forecast
Monday: Partly cloudy with scattered afternoon showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The wind will be from
the south around 5 mph shifting to the east 5 to 10 mph in the after-
noon. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with isolated evening showers and thun-
derstorms. The low will be around 70. The chance of rain is 20 per-
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Courtesy photo/Florida Archives
The skating rink in Clewiston was a popular place. Christine
Espenlaub skates with David Thellan in 1950.


History

Continued From Page 1
fans took the sport seriously and
many a player in the small
towns of South Florida was able
to find a good job in his chosen
town, because of his ability on
the diamond. The late Jack
Baker, called "Lefty," said he
was recruited by W.C. Owen for
the first job he held in Clewiston
because the town team needed
a left-handed pitcher. Similar
stories were told by Tom Conely,
a young attorney who was
encouraged to establish a prac-
tice in Okeechobee, because he
had played baseball in college.
He made the town a fine attor-
ney and representative in the
legislature, too.
"Jim Beardsley, Charlie Miner
and W.C. Owen were among
those who supported, promoted
and sometimes umpired for the
local team. Some of the players,
whose names may be recalled
now were Beder Nail, Dick
Hooks, Bill Hooks, Rutland Tom
Shelley, McClendon, Pete Wil-
son, Hooky Avant, Theriot, Har-
ris, Rush, Jack Baker, Melvin
Pape, Frank Cothern, Elliot,
Andrew Beery, Bill Bolton,
Barns, Peterson, Lowe, Jenkins,
K.S. Alston, M.H. Crouch and
Chalker.


"There were no playgrounds
as such and the dream of a
sports and recreation area on
the lake beach died amid the
projects to provide water con-
trol. Still, water sports remained
popular. Boating and swimming
continued after the beach was
gone. People swam in the lake
and canal anyway. When the
Corps of Engineers constructed
a section of "experimental
levee" a short distance east of
the city limits, a fine swimming
spot was created and youths
took advantage of it. For health
reasons, it was later designated
off-limits to swimmers.
"The local American Legion
Post constructed a 20 by 30 foot
"wading pool" with a depth of
18 to 30 inches in the park oppo-
site the Catholic Church. It was
very popular with small children
and several actually learned to
swim there. It was removed
after several years, probably for
health reasons. Now there are
two public pools; one in Clewis-
ton and one in Harlem and the
residential areas also have many
private pools. Interest in swim-
ming as a competitive sport
soared with the talents and
work of a few youths, notably
Quite Massena and Steve Bell,
who won a number awards in
organized swim meets."


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YMS ends the year staying busy Community Events
Martha's House offers workshop.


The last two weeks of school
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program designed so students
can earn points by taking a test
on books they have read. Stu-
dents can use their points to pur-


chase items from the A.R. Store.
The students and staff at Yearling
set a school goal of 15,000
points. Students were told any
student earning at least five
points toward making the goal
would be invited to a "water
day". The Yearling students
earned a total of 19,990 points
throughout the school year. Over
450 students earned at least five
A.R. points and were invited to


spend close to two hours at the
swimming pool.

Science students
go to the beach
The eighth grade students at
Yearling scoring level 3 or above
on the FCAT science test spent a
morning at Pepper Park Beach in
Ft. Pierce.


Summer
reading program
Over 80 students showed up
Wednesday, June 6, for the volun-
tary summer reading program and
for summer school to earn credit.
Report cards
Report cards were sent out to
parents and students on Friday,
June 8.


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. Contact
Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.
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Central Elementary holds summer camp


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Parks and Recre-
ation Department is offering stu-
dents that attend elementary
schools in Okeechobee County
the opportunity to take part in
summer programs at three loca-
tions; Central Elementary School,
the Douglas Park Civic Center,
and the Okeechobee County Civic
Center.
One such camp will be held at


Central elementary school start-
ing Monday, June 11.
The camps are open to chil-
dren between 6 and 12 with jun-
ior counselor volunteers from 13
to 15 years of age. It will run from
June 11 until Friday, July 27. The
children taking part in the camp
will play kickball, football, horse-
shoe toss, football, board games
and take at least one field trip a
week. .
"We will be going to Stardust
Lanes at least once," stated Kathy


Vlkojan, the person in charge of
the Central Elementary camp.
"We are also going to try and go
to the pool at least once weekk"
Ms. Vlkojan also plans for-the
children to take part in a number_
of crafts.
The program that will be tak-
ing place at Central would gener-
ally be held at Teen Town, but the
building was damaged in the hur-
ricanes a few years ago, accord-
ing to Ms. Vlkojan.
"We are full," said Ms. Vlkojan.


"Of the three sites, I think that the
Douglas Brown is the only one
that still has spaces open."


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Obituaries

Matthew A. McKim
Matthew Alexander McKim,
age 69, of Okeechobee died
Thursday, June 7, 2007 at his
residence in Buckhead Ridge.
He was born Nov. 29, 1937 in
Long Beach, Calif., and has
been a resident of Okeechobee
for the last eight years. He was a
member of the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church.
He is preceded in death by
his wife, Roberta 'Bobbi' Smith
McKim.
He is survived by two sons:
Dana (Pat) McKim of Archdale,
N.C. and Mark McKim of
Province Town, Mass. In addi-
tion, he is survived by brother,
Bob McKim of Statesville, N.C.;
sister, Liz Shelito of Hollywood,
FL.; and grandson, Aaron
McKim of Archdale, N.C.
A memorial service will be
held at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 21300 Linda
Road N.E. on Sunday, June 10,
2007 at 4 p.m. with Pastor David
Robertson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions can be made to
the church, 21300 Linda Road
N.E., Okeechobee, FL. 34974.,
All arrangements are under
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in West Palm Beach. The students were given a tour of the
television station and spent over half an hour with mete-
orologist Chris Farrell.


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FCAT dance
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Students showing a year's growth in either the FCAT
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Community Events

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
donations can be mailed to the Okeechobee County Board of
Realtors Liz Weisser Scholarship Fund, 326 N.W. Fifth St., Okee-
chobee, FL, 34972. Call Toni Doyle, association executive, at
(863) 467-0004 for information.

Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
smoking cessation classes for pregnant women, women, or fam-
ily 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
assistance with electric bills and you must have a shut off notice.
Call Kim at (863) 462-5180 for the required documentation need-
ed to apply.

Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High'School
class of 1998 are asked to please submit your contact informa-
tion to ohs98grads@yahoo.com. Include your maiden name if
appropriate, address, phone number, etc. We are in the process
of planning our 10-year reunion. More details will be published
as they are available.

ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their sec-
ond limited edition Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament
including a numbered certificate with historical information.
Ornaments are $15 and proceeds fund the ORE scholarship. The
2007 ornament will be the Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament
was the first brick school 1916. A limiitd quantity of the 2006
ornaments is available. Those whc purchased ornaments last
year and would like the same ornament nuiflber(s)n d quantity
please call one of the following 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 Ham-
rick 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 lim-
ited so register early. To qualify for the program the following
requirements must be met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept.
1, 2006; the child could not have participated in a VPK program
during the school year; and, the parent must obtain certificate of
eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition located at the One
Stop Career Center. For information, call Malissa at (863) 763-
5453.

Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administer-
ing FPL's Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The
Care to Share program is funded by Okeechobee's FPL cus-
tomers and FPL corporate funds. The program provides emer-
gency assistance funds to customers who are in a crisis situa-
tion and unable to pay their FPL electric bill. There are rules
and guidelines that must be met to quality. If you are a FPL cus-
tomer and need help call (863) 763-6020 to leave your name
and number. Your call will be returned and an interview will be
done over the phone to determine if you qualify. Interviews
with your local Salvation Army are by appointment only, no
walk ins are accepted.

Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky
Smith at (863) 462-5877.



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Upcoming Events

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at
noon at the Post, 3.912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their
guests are invited. Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appear-
ance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at
(863) 532-0449.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St.
This meeting is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry.
The annual membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For
information, call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at
http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
O.C.R.A. meets at Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane
at 7 p.m.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)
467-9833.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863)
763-8999.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the
Grace Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone
currently home schooling or interested in home schooling is wel-
come. For information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Per-
era (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For
information, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on T16rth Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For infor-
mation, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon until 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fel-
lowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then
from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or
someone just to care are Welcome. For information call the hot line
(863) 801-9201 or (863) 697-9718.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilita-
tor. Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health
Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene
Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7
p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call
(863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meet-
ing.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
N.A. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Sports Complex pavilion, 580 N.W.
27th Lane, next to the pool. For information call (863) 634-4780.

Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
argaret 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. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center locat-
ed at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1
p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost
is $6.63 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is wel-
come. For information, call Marilyn Rinearat (863) 697-1807.
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)
357-1639.
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.
Second Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.


Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209
S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
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.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thurs-
day of each month in the community club house on the corner of
Fifth and Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel music
and the word at 7 p.m. For information call (863) 612-0640.


Community Events

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 information and
sign ups call come the Okeechobee County Extension Office at
(863) 763-6469, or come to the office at 458 U.S. 98 N.

Genealogical Society to meet
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet on Monday,
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 informa-
tion, 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. Child-
care is available for babies and toddlers. For information, call (863)
763-4021.

OSAC resource committee to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, June 11, from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to the public. For information, call Keith
Striping at (863) 763-6064.

OSAC training panel will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, June 11, from 9 until
10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to the pub-
lic. For information, call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext.
273.

OHS class of '78 plans reunion
The Okeechobee High School class of 19.78 is planning their 30-
year class reunion. The next planning meeting will be Tuesday,
June 12, at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S., at 6:30
p.m. All interested class members are urged to attend. For informa-
tion contact the class at ohsclassofl978@hotmail.com.

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 welcome
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 infor-
mation, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.

Agency on Aging plans special meeting
David Haralson, president of the Area Agency on Aging of Palm
Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. is calling a special meeting of the board
of directors on Wednesday, June 13. The meeting will be held at
the Area Agency on Aging, 1764 N. Congress Ave., Suite 201, in
West Palm Beach at 8:30 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to
update the board on negotiations regarding-a building acquisition
and to consider a Resolution for Industrial Revenue Bond financ-
ing. Approval of contracts requiring the expenditure funds will also
be an agenda item at the executive committee meeting following.
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 planning and
implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interest-
ed in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes 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 & Okeechobee
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 Restau-
rant, 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 hostesses. For information,
call (863) 467-7100.

Merah Ladies to 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.

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.

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 ohsl988reunion@yahoo.com. 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.


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SPORTS 5


The Okeechobee News, Sunday, June 10, 2007


Big "0" Teen Anglers tourney
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Submitled to Okeechobee News/Janice Floyd
Chris Eaton brought in four fish weighing a
total of 8.55 Ibs. at the monthly Big "0" Teen Luke Joles finished in third place in the 15-
Anglers, Inc. bass fishing tournament held 18 year-old division of the Big "0" Teen
at the River Road boat ramp on May 26. Anglers, Inc. fishing tournament held at the
River Road boat ramp on May 26. He
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Tyler Browning took third place with 9.6 Ibs. of
fish in the 11-14 year-old division of the Big
"0" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass tournament held
on May 26 at the River Road boat ramp.


Melissa Floyd brought five fish weighing
12.2 Ibs. to the scale to capture second
place in the monthly Big "O" Teen Anglers,
Inc. bass fishing tournament held on May
26 at the River Road boat ramp.


Drive past the Wall Malli


Where I live, the mall is about a
20-minute drive. That is not too
bad. However, being the usual
guy, shopping at the mall is not
something that is dear to my heart.
If you are reading my column, you
probably live closer to the "Wall
Mall" but much further to the regu-
lar mall. And the nearest Edwin
Watts Super Store is as far as Dis-
ney World! The Wall Mall is okay
for a quick fix (like a spare dozen
balls) but not the best place for a
true golfer.
When I need to shop for a gift
(Father's Day or otherwise) for my
favorite golfer, or get something
golf-related for myself, I prefer to
shop online. It saves me plenty of
money on gas, usually I do not
have to pay sales tax and I always
find a good deal. Of course, you
need to know where to shop
online. Here are my favorite places
to shop for golf on the Internet.
Rock Bottom Golf (www.rock-
bottomgolf.com) is a great place
for closeouts on items that are not
the latest models. Hey, if the per-
son you are getting a new driver
for is still hitting persimmon, last
year's Taylor Made is quite an
improvement. A recent visit to
their site revealed a Taylor Made
R7 460cc for just $199 (that's $200
less than the original retail price).
They are also offering free ship-'
ping for Father's Day. They had a
good deal on the R7 fairway
woods for $139.99 ($90 off the
original retail price). You will find
similar savings on other name
brands of clubs, accessories, shoes
and apparel.
I also have found some good
deals at The Golf Warehouse
(www.tgw.com). They currently


Fairways and
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by Daniel Shube

have a deal on the Nike SasQuatch
460Ti Driver ($100 off original
retail) and Nike's simple-to-hit
Slingshot OSS irons are also $100
off retail for the set.. Nikne balls
were discounted from $39.95 to
$29.95 for a dozen. If you are buy-
ing for yourself, you might want to
check out their demo/returns sec-.
tion. I found a Callaway Fusion FT-
3 in very good condition for $239.
This club originally retailed for
$500. A pretty good deal!
Another place for a good gift
(keep this in mind if you are shop-
ping for me!) is
www.CigarBid.com. I buy all my
cigars here. They have all the big
name brands, as well as less-
known ones. This is an auction
site, but you will always get a good
deal. I've purchased excellent,
imported, hand-rolled cigars for
around $1.00 each. They also have
other cigar-related gift items, such
as lighters, humidors, ashtrays,
cutters plus other accessories.
They even have sets specially
made for golfers.
Last, but not least, is the giant of
them all, Ebay (www.ebay.com).


Of course, you can find anything
on Ebay (except the cigars, they do
not allow tobacco products). I pur-
chased my current McGregor
MacTec driver on Ebay, brand-new
for a little more than half the retail
price. I also sell some clubs here
that I no longer am hitting. There is
only so much room in the garage
or closet. Keep this in mind if you
do not get the gift you wanted!


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6 AGRICULTURE


YMS FFA Meat Judging Team
The meat judging team was honored at the Yearling Middle School annual Future Farm-
ers of America banquet held on May 26. Joy Burnham (left) made the presentation to
(second from left to right) Justin Morgan, Taylor Fulford and Victoria Bostic.


Livestock Market Report


June 5, 2007


Cows
Breaking
Cutter
Canner
Bulls
1000-1500
1500-2000

Calves
Cows
Strs
Hfrs
Bulls
Yrlngs
Mix
Total
Med #1
150-200
200-250
250 300
300-350
350-400
400-450
450-500
550-600
600-650
Med #2
150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350


$50.00 $55.50
$45.00 $50.00
$41.00 $45.50

$57.00 $65.00
$60.00 $65.50
Monday Tuesday
N 1120
0 324
20
S 85
A 50
L 97
E 27
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Steers Hfrs
185-190
125-144
117-125
130-135 114-120
124-132 108-117
117-126 103-112
110-117 100-110
100-105 87-96
97-105 90-92
Steers Hfrs
145-170 120-155
130-170 115-130
119-140 118-125
115-132 85-102


Office of AgLaw receives state accreditation


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson
announced that the Office of Agri-
cultural Law Enforcement
(AgLaw) has been awarded
accredited status by the Commis-
sion for Florida Law Enforcement
Accreditation (CFA) at a Commis-
sion meeting in Stuart, Florida.
CFA is based in Orlando and
reviews all aspects of an agency's
policies and procedures, manage-
ment, operations, and support
services to determine compliance
with 276 recognized standards of
excellence.
CFA Chairman Chuck Rinehart,
Chief of the Punta Gorda Police
Department, formally presented
the Certificate of Accreditation to
Commissioner Bronson and
Colonel Darrell Liford of AgLaw on
Wednesday, June 6, after a suc-
cessful inspection of AgLaw facili-
ties and interviews with personnel
that occurred in April of this year.
Undergoing the voluntary state
accreditation process provides a
law enforcement agency with a
"quality assurance review" and
encourages intense self-scrutiny,
resulting in. more efficient and
effective daily operations. Becom-
ing accredited by the Commission
for Florida Law Enforcement
Accreditation is considered a sig-
nificant accomplishment, and this
status is held in high esteem by the
criminal justice community.
Once compliance is achieved,
accreditation status is awarded for
a period of three years, at which
point the agency will have to be re-
accredited. This forces every
accredited agency to establish and
maintain standards that represent


current professional law enforce-
ment practices, to strive to increase
effectiveness and efficiency in the
delivery of law enforcement servic-
es, to institute practices that reduce
liability for the agency and its per-
sonnel, and to update systems that
make an agency and its personnel
accountable to the constituency
they serve.
"Our Agricultural Officers have
always played a vital role in our
efforts to reduce plant and animal
disease, protect consumers from
fraudulent business practices and
food safety violations, and the
aggressive investigation of arson
crimes occurring on wildlands in
Florida. Now, by choosing to par-
ticipate in the formal and thorough
peer review. by the Commission,
AgLaw can document to the citi-
zens of Florida that it adheres to
the high standards of law enforce-


ment professionalism and is
among the finest in the state,"
Bronson said.
The Office of Agricultural Law
Enforcement was created in 1992.
The new entity consolidated all of
the department's law enforcement
functions, which resulted in a
more efficient use of resources
and law enforcement personnel.
In 2002, AgLaw Officers received
full law enforcement authority.
They are responsible for con-
ducting inspections of highway
shipments of agricultural, horticul-
tural, aquacultural and livestock
commodities, investigations of
consumer fraud, and enforcement
of criminal and civil violations
occurring within State Forests or
any crimes involving agriculture.
A centerpiece of the AgLaw
program are the 23 interdiction
stations in' North Florida that its


officers staff to inspect the more
than 10 million commercial vehi-
cles that enter or leave the state
each year. In recent years, officers
have recovered nearly $25 million
in drugs, stolen goods and contra-
band at those locations. Individual
seizures have included a $7 million
cocaine shipment, $600,000 in
stolen medicines, 60 stolen large-
screen televisions and a truckload
of stolen computer equipment.
Designed historically to keep
plant and animal pest and diseases
out of Florida by inspecting the
commercial vehicles that enter or
leave the state, the stations are
playing an increasingly important
role in Florida's homeland security
efforts, as officers have detained
several truckloads of illegal aliens
in addition to the seizure of drugs,
stolen goods and other contra-
band at the stations.


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YMS/FFA Food Science Team
The food science team was honored at the Yearling Middle School annual Future Farmers
of America banquet on May 26. Joy Burnham, senior president (left), presented the
awards to team members (left to right) are: Sarah Payne, Mandi Harrison, Taylor Comtlos
and Calixtro Villaphandro.

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400-450
Small #1
150-200
250-300
300-350


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higher. We had


104-126 100-110 better than the last few weeks.
99-119 90-102 Glen Murphy Partnership, Avon
Park and Adams Ranch, Ft.
Pierce, topped the calf market
with a high of $1.95. Ramyro
Peres, Miami topped the cow
bulls were $1-2 market with a high of $58.
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with a pretty good supply of new
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Church plans to hold Bible school
Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will be offering Vaca-
tion 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.
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 Okeechobee
Hospice. For information, call Deanne at (772) 260-6801 or Dee at
(863) 634-0492.
SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the
2008 Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be published
as the featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken until July
31 and entry forms and complete contest rules are available at
www.sfwmd.gov/okee select Info & Education. This contest is
open to amateur photographers only. Individuals may submit up to
three photos. For information, call (863) 462-5260.
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.


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YMS FFA awards I ]


Submitted photo/Bobbi Poole
Kelsey Burnham (right) was honored for her work in Agri-
science by her sister, Joy Burnham, senior president (left),
at the Yearling Middle School annual Future Farmers of
America banquet held on May 26.


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Joy Burnham, (left) presented James Sharpe (right) at the
Yearling Middle School annual Future Farmers of America
banquet held on May 26 for his work in extemporaneous
public speaking.


Taylor Comtois (right) was honored at the Yearling Middle
School annual Future Farmers of America banquet held on
May 26 for his work in prepared public speaking. She was
presented with her award by Joy Burnham (left).


Carlie Linear (right) finished in third place in state.compe-
tition in horse judging. She was honored at the Yearling
Middle School annual Future Farmers of America banquet
held on May 26. Joy Burnham (left) made the presentation.


Calixtra Villaphandro (right) was honored for his work in
food science at the Yearling Middle School annual Future
Farmers of America banquet held on May 26. Joy Burnham
(left) made the presentation.


Hunter Hair (left), a sixth grade member of the Yearling Mid- Tyler M
die School Future Farmers of America, received a third ers oi
place award for her record book from judge Gladys Free- record
man at the school's yearly banquet on May 26. yearly


4-H hosts 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


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Johnson Memorial Scholarships. The presentation took place at Scholarship Night, May
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In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle and
other items to Kids In Distress by
calling (954) 390-7620. Kids In Dis-
tress is a community-supported
agency dedicated to the care, treat-.
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and neglect..They have locations in
Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning, after-
noon, and evening shifts are avail-
able. Many opportunities currently
exist. Please contact the lobby desk
at Raulerson Hospital for a Volun-
teer Application. For information,


call (863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The
hospital's Volunteen Program
(ages 14-17) is a summer program
beginning in June.
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is seek-
ing donations for their next yard
sale. Hospice welcomes all clean
useable items and is currently seek-
ing such items as baby clothes, fur-
niture, small appliances, tools, as
well as golf and fishing equipment.
Call Hospice at (863) 467-2321 for
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Janine Marchman(right) presented the IRCC Take Stock Scholarships to OHS Seniors on
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particular order) are: Jennifer Cornell, Isabel Garcia, Mandy Fraizer, Estella Rebollar, Ale-
jandra Tinajero, Jose Olvera, Cassidy Blair, Michelle Cooley, Amanda Harmon, and Urlel
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Bill Black at the annual Okeechobee High School scholarship night presentations held on
May 17.


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South Florida Fair Scholarships
The South Florida Fair scholarships were presented to Jared Prescott (left), Rebecca
Barnes (third from left) and Cory York (right) by Brenna Lindsey (second from left) during
the scholarship night presentations at Okeechobee High School on May 17.


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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 Sat-
urday 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 wel-
come 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.
Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center,'14895 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, is seeking paper towels, old
large towels, blankets, old ken-
nels, gardening utensils, bleach
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Cessation program is for pregnant women
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This program provides free monthly lectures,
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Riverside National Bank Scholarship
Cecilia Elliott, far left and Tabitha Trent, far right, presented Riverside National Bank
Scholarships to Britani Bryner, left and Kayla Jeffers, right. The presentation took place
May 17 at Scholarship Night held at Okeechobee High School.


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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)
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The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge #237 scholarships were awarded to (left to right) Bren-
da Albarran, Martin Garcia, Justin Engler and Doris Catalan by Kip Garner (far left) and
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Caribbean: At World's End" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 p.m.
only. Saturday and Sunday at 2
and 7 p.m. only. Monday at 3 and
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COUNTY CEMETERY (2):
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$1200 for both or will sep.
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DOGS (2): Small breed, found
in Buck Head Ridge. Call to
identify. 863-357-3225


CAT, Male; Grey Tiger w/big
brown belly. Neutered. Lost
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green spiked collar, last seen
6/3 at the Prairies.
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SETTERS, male, white w/black
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& hard working individuals. lFT& 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
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class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
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then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


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FINANCE DIRECTOR OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
POSTING DATE: June 6,2007
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
Okeechobee Utility Authority, local water and wastewater pro-
vider for approximately 9,000 customers in Okeechobee, Flori-
da is seeking an experienced Finance Director to lead a staff of
employees with overall daily responsibility for managing the
Authority's finances. The position requires a comprehensive
understanding and successful track record in the full range of
government finance as It relates to guidelines for an indepen-
dent special district in the State of Florida and adherence to ap-
plicable Florida Statues including budget, performance
measurement, and strategic planning. The ideal candidate will
have the ability to establish effective working relationships,
strong leadership and managerial skills, the ability to establish
credibility with various department managers, be a reliable re-
source to elected and appointed officials, as well as to the gen-
eral public, have strong interpersonal skills, possess strong
oral and written communication skills, and be of high integrity.
Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in business adminis-
tration, finance, accounting or a closely related field; Master's
degree and/or related certifications such as CPA preferred, and
5 years of progressively responsible experience. In addition to
a broad range of government finance functions, at least two
years of management experience Is preferred. A pre-employ-
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The salary range is $64,085 $96,127. Okeechobee Utility
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and medical insurance. Relocation assistance is not available
for this position.
Qualified applicants may send their letters of Interest and re-
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Okeechobee Utility Authority
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Okeechobee, Florida 34974-4221
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1646 Hwy. 441 North

Immediate Openings CNAs
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All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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Competitive salary, excellent
benefits. Bilingual pref. fax
resume to (863)357-2991
or apply at
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1100 N. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL
EOE/DFWP
MA/RMA 1 yr. exp. needed.
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15858 S.W. Warfield Blvd.,
Indiantown or fax resume to
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YOUNG, ABLE BODIED &
WILLING- Man needs work,
lawn, minor repairs, etc. Has
good refs. (863)763-1550


Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
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before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
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Child Care Needed 10
Child Care Ofered41 5
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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




AIR COND- for mobile home,
Lennox 5 ton, 10 KW heat.
like new, paid $4200 asking
$2100 (863)634-0364 Joe


CHEVY PICK- UP, '54, Good
for restoration. Runs good.
Needs brakes, good Fla. title
$1200. (863)763-1370


CHEST FREEZER, Kenmore
5.0 cu. ft, deep freeze. $75
or best offer. (863)673-5771
DISHWASHER- Frigidaire,
Black, Excellent condition.
$70. (863)763-8011
DISHWASHER: Frigidiare,
Like new. Only used twice.
Asking $85. (863)357-6930
FREEZER: Small, upright,
works well & clean. $90 or
best offer. 863-634-2724
Call anytime. Okeechobee
MICROWAVE $20. Call
239-657-2711 or Dana at
239-657-9090.
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, white, $200 or
best offer. (863)946-1138
Moore Haven
REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool,
side by side, with ice maker.
$450 (863)467-8294
WASHER & DRIYER- Kenmore.
Good condition. $50.
(863)357-2704
WASHER & DRYER: Whirl-
pool, almost new. Paid'
$725, asking $500. Must
sell 863-634-2724


ROMANCE BOOKS (50) Har-
lequin & Sillouhette books
$10 or will trade for same,
(863)763-1059





130 MPH PRICING

3-

25x25x9 Ambassador
Ver' . ', [ ,
1 Mar Door, 1 Window,

$14,879





30x35x9 Executive
Vertical 3:12) Roof, Soffitascia
2 Roll-2p DoLs,
w Man Door, 1 Window,
2 Gabe Vents
4" Concrete Slab*
$21,923
'Concrete & Installation by
In Dependent licensed
Contractors





METAL SYSTEMS
PLUS, LLC
'.'..v.' mr|elatle.. ,sp~luJ. n:ore
Price plus sales axicountyfees


covering, instruct., access.
$6500.954-258-5008 LaBelle
METAL SHED- 8x16, 6ft high,
with doors at both ends,
$350(561)741-4647



Gutters Plus,
.LLC
PLYO (Since 2000
l Licensed and Insurea
It wasn't raining when
Noah built the ark!
Prepare now and let us help.
Hurricane Protection
Seamless Raingutter
Screen Rooms and
Enclosures Carports
Call today for your
free estimate
(863) 634-3159
Lic. #OCSL2783-01
PLYWOOD (50 sheets): $300
for all. Call. Call (561)762-4620
Jupiter area.

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765


CARSEAT/Stroller Combo &
POWER Wheels Car: $65 for
both, will sep.
(863)357-7136
CONVERTIBLE CRIB: With
mattress. GRACO BOUNCER:
Good condition. $130 neg
for both. 863-673-2726


WEDDING GOWN- David's Bri-
dal. Never worn. Size 14.
$300. or best offer.
(863)697-9720
WEDDING GOWN, Ivory, Size
6-8, Straight fit. $300.
(863)634-4888

COOKIE MOSTERi MEMORA-


mehddd2003@hotmail.com
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare Items, items from
Graceand, memorabilia. $350





neg. (863) 46 7-0627to n
SWORD & DAGGER SET lim-
used, still in box. $600.
(385)935-0939



COMPUTER/PRINTER, Dell,
19" monitor, CD burner, Win-







board, mouse & speakers.
$249. (863)517-2782 Tony


J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
U Room Additions Florida Rooms
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster [863) 634-2044


PROPANE TANK: 100 Ibs, 2
years old, over 1/2 full. $60.
863-763-2232


PENDANT LIGHTS (3) all for
$55 or will sell separate
(863)763-1884


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR-
Quickie, Like new. Pd over
$5000. asking $1200. or
best offer. (863)634-0164
LIFT- Heavy duty for Scooter/
wheelchair. Dual motor. Ad-
justable height. $500. Call FL
(863)357-8788
SCOOTER, Pride Go Go, new
battery, $500 cash only.
(863)357-6997


HP PRINTER- Desk Jet 3845,
Ink & accessories included.
Brand new, Never opened.
$75. Neg. (863)467-0627
LAPTOP, Older IBM, Win-
dows, power cords, works.
$60 (843)674-0212


BAR STOOLS (3): 24", wood-
en, high back, swivel. $100
(863)467-5616
BED, Craftmatic, Twin, Mat-
tress Cover & 2 Sets of
sheets. $500 or best offer.
(863)357-0709
BEDROOM SET- 4 pcs. Ar-
moire, Dresser w/mirror. 2
bedside tables. Gray Formica.
$75. Firm (863)674-5753
BEDROOM SET, Wicker, head-
board, dresser w/mirror & 2
night stands, great shape.
$100 (863)634-5861
CHAIR & OTTOMAN, Italian
leather. $200 or best offer.
(863)946-3265
COUCHES, 2, large, camel col-
ored, leather, w/2 end tbls,
coffee tbl & 3 lamps, $1000
or best offer. (863)697-0142
DINING SET, Bassett, beautiful
cherry wood, table, 6 chairs
& hutch. $500
(863)675-5737
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
ENTERTAINMENT CTR- White,
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
GLIDER ROCKER & OTTO-
MAN, Beige & peach, excel-
lent condition. $50
(863)675-5737
HEADBOARD: Solid oak wood,
fits regular queen beds.
$25. 863-763-3286

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps, $17,100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

SOFA & CHAIR $60. Call
239-657-2711 or Dana at
239-657-9090.
TWIN BED, with mattresses &
rails, good condition. $80
(863)634-5861
WATERBED, Foam top, king
size. Orig. $2200, asking
$1000 or best offer.
(863)675-1155 Labelle



GOLF CART- EasyGo, Electric,
4 seater. With charger.
$750. (863)634-3394
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.
(772)460-0817
RIFLE, M77 Ruger, Model
7mm mag, 3-9-40 Redfield
scope,, $750.
(863)697-9616
RIFLE SCOPES- W/mounts-
BSA Deerhunter 3-9x40, Sim-
mons 8-Point 3-9x40. $300.
Will sep. (863)885-1172
SHOT GUN, 12 gage, pump,
Remington, $200.
502-931-8101
S&W Model 640 357mag
hammerless stainless, new
cond. $400 firm. Call
(772) 461-8822.



ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR, old-
er Hoverround, like new
cond., $200. (863)467-4323
EXERCISE EQUIP, Treadmill,
manual fast track walker, ex-
ercise bike. $250/all will sep.
(863)801-4949
WHEELCHAIR, Electric, Pride
Jazzy, swing away joystick,
exc. cond., $1100.
(863)675-4710


XBOX CONSOLE: With games
& accessories. $175.
863-673-2726



VACUUM, Hoover, self-pro-
pelled Wind Tunnel, good
cond., $35. (863)763-6131


WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classlfleds.


CEMETERY LOTS (11):
Located together. $500 each.
In old, original part of
Evergreens Cemetery.
Call Jean at 352-336-8192 or
Bruce at 386-362-7300
FUEL TANK, 52 gallon, "L"
shape, steel, w/12v Tuthill
Transfer pump, $200 will sell
sep. (863)697-9704
TRAMPOLINE, 18 Ft. w/entire
padding in tact. Shoe nets on
sides. No missing springs.
$100 Firm. (863)269-5263
VIDEO TAPES (10 pack): So-
ny, Hi-8, 8mm, digital, new,
still in box. $50 for all.
863-467-0987
WELDING BENDER, Metal,
Ring & Arch Roller, for mak-
ing ornamental metal folk art,
$450. (863)763-3451



GRAND PIANO, antique, re-
stored & in good working
cond., $1500 or best offer.
(863)697-0142
PIANO, Wurlitzer, Spinet w/
Bench. Excellent condition.
$1000. (863)675-0188 La-
Belle.



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


AMERICAN PIT BULL PUPS,
Available immediately, dual
registered blues, all shots,
health certified, call
(863)634-6195
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
BEAGLE PUPPIES- 2 males &
2 females, 1st shots, Health
Cert. $400 ea.,
(863)763-2755
BURMESE PYTHON, $150.
(772)263-0013
CHIHUAHUA, blk/tan, male, 7
month old. 5 Ibs. $200.
(863)675-2541 (days) Barb
LaBe le area.
IMPERIAL SHIH TZU: Male,
21/2 years, black & white, has
papers, 8lbs. $300 stud fee.
61-261-6651
JACK RUSSELL, Male, not
neutered, 4 months old.
$200 (772)342-7317
LOVEBIRDS, 1 pair, young,
$75, 2 pair of Parakeets,
young, $30 a pair.
(863)697-8731
RED TAIL BOA, with accesso-
ries, $160. (863)673-1062
YORKIE PUPPY (1): Male,
AKC Reg w/ health certif.
He's ready to go! $800.
863-697-9865


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


POOL TABLE, Excalibur by Im-
perial, 8, red felt on black ta-
le, w/accessories, $700.
(863)697-1249
ROD & REEL COMBO- Au Gar-
cia, Medium action, Used
once. $50. (863)885-1172
SPINNING REEL, by The Bass
Professor, Doug Hannon
Wavecast, new in box, $70.
(561)214-2633



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





RCA XL100, 20", $50.
(863)357-3865


AIR COMPRESSOR, 5hp, 22
gallon tank, like new, 1 yr.
old, $100 or best offer.
(863)227-0029
AIR COMPRESSOR, Industrial,
220V, Single phase motor,
200 psi working pressure.
$1200. (863)467-9833
COMPRESSOR- Campbell
5hp, 60 gal. single stage
220V, $250 (863)763-5373
DRILL, 18 volt, cordless w/
charger & 2 batteries. $25.
(863)763-0625
GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
863-675-1754
WELDER: Miller, Onon engine,
AC/DC, 250 amps & Genera-
tor. 5.5 kw. 120 / 240 volt.
$1000. (863)675-1754


BHR, 2br/2ba, Furn/Unfurn
$800/mo. + 1st & Sec. dep.
863-824-0981
Cozy new home for rent.
2br/2ba, minutes away from
Okeechobee schools. All ap-
pliances Included. Tile floors
& carpet. $1,000/mo. 1st &
security. (863)447-0892 or
(863)447-3205
LAKE OKEECHOBEE: Modern
3br/2.5ba, 1 car garage, In-
law suite, ideal for sharing.
$1100/mo. (772)359-1640
Nice remodeled 3/2 CBS
In town, near Blue Heron.
Application, lease, FL&S.
$1195 mo. +utilities.
863-763-5373
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, lba, CBS,
$1300. mo. + Sec. dep.
Reference required.
(863)697-8504


Buins Pla


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 7415
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Fead/Products 8810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry.Supplies 860
Seeds. Plants,'
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA GELDING 5
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
BLUE ROAN STALLION- 1 1/2,
friendly, halter and lead
broke, $500 or best offer
(863)673-0065
CRACKER COLT, dark brown,
greenbroke, needs exp'd per-
son, asking $400. or best of-
fer. (863)381-9353
HORSE TRAILER, 91 Goose-
neck, needs some body
work, floor good cond.,
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
MOLASSES LICK WHEEL-
$250. or best offer
(863)763-7831
QUARTER HORSE: Bay, 8 mo.
old. $500 or best offer.
(863)467-6725 Telina
QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
old, great disposition.
$2000. (561)798-3674
SORREL GELDING: Green
broke, very gentle, $500. or
best offer (863)673-0066
THOROUGHBRED GELDING- 6
yr. Good mouth reining. Cant
keep anymore. Tack included
$1500. (772)460-0817



DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
sey Ferguson. $2500.
863-634-7706
EDGER- 4 wheeled, asking
$50 (863)763-1884
LAWN MOWER: Self-pro-
elled, 51/2HRP 21" cut, dual
lade, 1 year, excellent con-
dition. $150.850-758-7103
MANTIS TILLER: $150.
863-763-5039
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
Craftsman, LT1000, 17.5hp,
42"' cut!-new, mowerdeck,
$400. (863)763-7376
RIDING MOWER, John Deere
165 Hydro, $550
863)675-4710 or
239)290-1133
RIDING MOWER: Murray '03,
42" cut, $400.
(863)983-4940
RIDING MOWER, Murray,
131/2 h 40" cut. Used 5
times. Divorce forces sale.
$750. (863)634-5528
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
12.5hp, great shape, 30" cut,
$500 863-675-4882

Rentals

r I I RENT

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



BEAUTIFUL
SAMATHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
Behind Capt. D's. 2br/2ba,
$900 mo.+ 1st, last& $600.
sec. dep.(863)634-5780 or
(863)467-9250
OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1' BA,
Apl., Furnished. Carpet &
Tile. No pets. $700 mo. +
$700 sec. (863)763-8878
ON RIM CANAL OF LAKE
OKEECHOBEE: lbr, furnished,
screened porch, utils Incl'd.
$175/week. (772)359-1640



TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
1BR/1BA, fully furnished, very
nice. $700 per month + se-
curity deposit. 863-763-7262
or 561-582-8693.


(863)467-7415
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES DW
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only.
$900/mo. & 1st, last, & $500
sec. (954)260-1933


F*~ -ns Placs
I~aleilII


OKEECHOBEE, 4BR/2BA,
Avail. 7/1, fenced yard, a/c,
$1,300/mo. 1st, last & $600
sec & ref's. (863)467-7852
TREASURE ISLAND, 3br,
1.5ba, Furn., Gar, Fenced Must
see! On Canal $1000/mo. +
1st& sec. (561)308-7566



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
West Side of New Courthouse
Hurryl Only a Few Left!
(863)467-0831


KINGS BAY 1 br w/private
bath. Full house privileges.
$125/wk. + 1/2 util.
863-467-6798
OKEE., Unfurnished Rm, for
rent. Inclds Util, Cable, Pool
& Kitchen privileges.
(863)223-2091
Roommate to share 4BR/2BA
Condo in Gainesville w/Local
Univ. of FL Male Students
$450 mo. (863)634-1893



OFF TAYLOR CREEK:
3 BR, 2 BA Fenced yard. Dock.
Fireplace. Tile. $1400 mo.
& COTTAGE CHARM CBS,
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



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 105
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land- Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




WANTED TO LEASE: 5-10
acres for dove field, near
441 SE & Marion County
line, 4 private hunters.
Please call 813-918-5408.


VIKINGS- 1.25 3.75 acres.
$26K to $30K each. Owner
Financing Avail. Ready to
build on. (561)719-5189


BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Vacant,
Lake access, canal lot, with
seawall & boat ramp, beautiful
view. $78,500 (772)349-9738
SW Mobile Home w/CBS ad-
dition, 3/4 acre, oak trees, 7
miles north of town, cash
sale, $50k. (561)346-4692



LAKESHORE RESORT- LAKE
PLACID, FL., New 2BD cottag-
es on Lake Placid, 300' white
sand beach, dock & addl.
amenities. Call (863)441-2659
Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals
also avail. Call (863)465-2135
www.lakeshoreresortrentals.com


Mobile Homes



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



BASSINGER: 3br, 2ba. Double
Wideon 1 Ac.$950/mo. +
1st&Sec. Rent/Opt To Buy
863-697-1494
CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. dep. 863-763-4031
ON RIM CANAL: 3BR, 2 Ba.,
$900. mo. + $500 sec. dep.
Pay own electric. No Pets
&3 Bdrm., 1 Ba., $650 mto. +
$500 sec. dep. No Pets.
(863)447-3426
PLATTS BUFF, 3BR/2BA, sin-
le wide, 14'x80', on 6& ac.,
900 mo., 1st, last & ref's.
(863)467-6960
Single Wide, 2/2, c/a/h, Ig.
porch, util. rm., / ac. land-
scaped lot, quiet adult area,
$850 mo., 1st, last &sec.,
Incl. lawn service/water.


TAYLOR CREEK ISLES: Very
Clean. Fully furnished. 2br,
2.5ba;, DW MH, FL Rm.,
Screen Rm, C/Air, Lake ac-
cess. $1200/mo + 1st, & sec.
(863)467-8005/634-4777



BANK REPO: 32' x 80'N~
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-385-4694
Mobile Home, '04, furnished &
lot, never lived in, chain link
fence, nice yard & good
neighborhood, close to town,
$98,000. (863)634-3482
REDUCED! 2/1 Fully
furn, many extras, new
CA/Heat, 40' decked screen
rm, 40' carport, 12x12 shed
w/W&D, in adult park on rim
canal $25,000. 863-357-1784
TREASURE ISLAND, 2br, 1ba,
New c/air, nice lot, great in-
vestment. Possible financ-
ing. $59,900 (863)467-1308

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers.RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



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
BOAT: PADDLE WHEELER, 12
FT, Mid 80's. Ready to use.
$275. (863)763-3551
BOAT REPAIR! I come to
you... even on weekends.
Cam's Mobile Marine Service
(863)634-3878 Iv. msg.
GHEENOE, built in live well
13', w/running lights, asking
$700.239-340-2833
ORLANDO CLIPPER 20',
cabin cruiser w/trlr, 90 hp
Evinrude, new transom,
Owner disabled. $6000.
(863)675-4968. LaBelle.
POLARIS WATERCRAFT-
'2000, 95hp, Double trailer
incld. $2500. or best offer.
(561)951-2374


CUSTOM MADE DRAPERIES &
BLINDS BUSINESS
Established 30 Years
Fully Operational
Large Customer Base
Sale due to poor health.
$25,000 or best offer.
(863)763-2098


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Television Stand

This do-it-yourself television stand is designed with
today's big-screen TVs in mind. The project features
an open bay for video components below the TV, as
well as two big drawers perfect for DVDs or video
game cartridges.
The television stand measures about 46 in. wide
by 24 in. tall by 24 in. deep.

Television Stand plan (No. 940) ... $10.95
TV Cabinets Package (No. C156)
Three other projects ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)


To order, circle item(s),
clip & send w/ check to:


Please be sure to
include your name,


SPORTSCRAFT- Tri hull- walk
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
HUNTING CAMPER, 5th
wheel, no title, moderate
shape, $500.
(863)227-0029


CLASSIC DUTCHMAN FIFTH
WHEEL, '00, 2BR/2BA, 35',
with 1 slideout, asking
$14,000. (772)263-0013
HOLIDAY RAMBLER- '95, 32,
with slide. Upgraded fixtures
in kit. & ba. new condition.
$9995. Neg. (863)801-9136



PROP- For Evinrude motor,
17" Pitch. Recondition. $65.
(863)634-0433


HONDA SHADOW 1100 '93-
nice bike, $3000
(863)763-3599
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER- en-
closed, raised lid, ramp door,
like new, $2000
(863)674-0898/517-1019



FOUR WHEELERS (2) Suzuki
and (1) Yamaha, For parts.
Good tires. $500 takes all,
will sep. (863)634-0153
KAWASAKI 300 BAYOU -
1998, 2WD, runs.great,
$1200/neg. (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
SCOOTER- Besta XL 50, '06,
approx 160 mi. Like new.
Paid. $4500. Asking $3800.
(863)674-0819 LaBelle
SCOOTER- Electric, 2 wheel.
Charger included. $150.
(863)467-2885
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
UTILITY VEHCILE- '04, 50 hrs,
Dump bed, Brand new cond.
Pd. $6200. asking $2500.
(863)634-0164
YAMAHA BLASTER '94, New
oversized piston/tires. Runs
-good. Looks OK. $700 neg.
815-353-3032 Lawrence '
YAMAHA KODIAK 450 '06,
Auto., 4x4, On command
4-wheel drive & front diffe-
rential lock. Under warranty.
$4700 w/brand new.trailer.
863-673-5898/674-0'865


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


Automobiles



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



CADILLAC FLEETWOD: '85,
4dr, baby blue w/ white leather
int. Cruise, A/C, p/w, p/s, p/l.
$2500. 239-324-5756
CAMERO RS- '97, Cony. Runs,
Needs work. $2000.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle
CHEVY CAVALIER '96, 4 cyl.,
auto., everything works.
$2500 (863)634-6235
CHEVY EL CAMINO, '80, V8,
auto, exc. shape, $4000 or
best offer. (772)597-6240
after 5pm




FORD FOCUS SE '03:4 cyl.,
new tires, 37k, exc. cond.
$8500 neg. (863)697-3251
after 4pm. Okeechobee
FORD PROBE LX '92, 5 spd.,
Runs good. A/C, Good tires.
You pick up. $1000.
(239)784-8449 Immokalee
MAZDA '91, 4 cyl., manual
trans., everything works.
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-6235
MERCEDES 500SEL 1985,
Runs good. $900.
772-263-0013
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
(863)228-2123
PLYMOUTH HORIZON, '78,
auto, 4 cyl., 4 dr., ,49k orig.
mi., $800. (772)597-6240
after 5pm
TOYOTA CORROLLA 1990, 4
Dr., As Is. Needs clutch.
$600. 863-673-4942 or
239-693-4942



CHEVY 1994 Ext. Cab, 4x4,
Only 100K mls. $2200.
(863)673-2314
CHEVY SUBURBAN, '86, 4x4,
poor cond., rear end shot
runs great, clean title, $500.
(863)674-5752 After 6pm
SUZUKI SAMURAI '87, Excel-
lent shape, would make
great buggy. $2500
(863)634-1545


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GOLF CART, Yamaha, gas, lift
kit, new battery & tires, 2
seater, "Sharp!", $2500.
(863)763-6971


CHEVY ENGINE: 1987 305
$100. (863)673-5883
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $1000. or best offer.
863-634-5888
ENGINE: 1990, from Toyota
Tercel. $200 (863)261-2511
ENGINE- factory new GM ZZ4,
0 hrs, w/engine stand,
$2500 firm or trade
(863)674-0898 / 517-1019


MOPAR PARTS early 70's
carbs, chrome valve covers,
many misc. parts, $150.
(239)895-3269.
OIL COOLER KIT: New, large,
for alrboat or GM cars. Re-
duced to $50. Please call
(863)610-1120.
RANCH HAND GRILL BUMP-
ER: Fits 2003+up Chevy
Trucks. Pd. $1500, Asking
$900. (863)467-5263
TIRES (2), Goodyear,
235/45/R17. Good condi-
tion. $75 863)634-9696 or
(863)467-7453
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.
(863)634-7765
TIRES: For Toyota Tercel, All 4
for $90. (863)261-2511
TONNEAU COVER- Fits full
size 8ft bed. Off a '93 Ford.
Dark green $400.
(863)467-1885
TOOL BOXES (2) 1 Brand New
and 1 Used. $100.
(863)528-4444
UTILITY TRUCK BED: Stahl, 8
Ft., $300. (863)634-7706
WHEELS & TIRES (6): Alcoa,
16" fits 88- 97 Dually. $450.
863-528-4444


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 DAKOTA 1987, V6,
3.9 L Pickup, 4x4, $1000.
(863)357-1938
DODGE DAKOTA- '92, V-6, 2
WD, Good work truck.
$2000. or best offer.
(863)227-1078
DODGE RAM '96- 2500 4x4,
new trans & new tires, many
extras, $4500 or best offer
(863)467-6238


FORD '78, 4x4, Runs, but
needs work. $500 or best of-
fer. (863)763-7307
FORD F150: 1993, 4WD, cold
a/c, runs greatly $2500 or
best offer. 239-324-3892
FORD F1SO XLT, '91, with lift
gate, heavy duty trailer hitch,
runs good, $2500.
(863)467-7398
FORD F250 XLT, '96, 460 V8,
tow & trlr pkg., ladder rack,
tool boxes, runs good, body
exc. $6,000 or best offer.
(772)597-6240 after 5pm
FORD RANGER- '95, 4X4
$2500. (863)634-9717 Lv.
msg.


SCHOOL BUS: '80, Chevy, 20
passenger, 81k mi, rebuilt
engine and trans, runs great.
$1895 neg. 561-758-4337


CHEVY BLAZER S-10: 1993,
4WD, 92k ml. Body & interi-
or orrn but runs good.
$2500 firm. 863-467-1700
JEEP CHEROKEE '91, not
running, has been sitting for
a long time, 4.0 Itr, fair
cond., $600. (239)369-3269


UTIL. TRAILER- 5x8, Single
axle. Tilt bed. $275.
(863)634-3394


DODGE CARAVAN: '99, V6,
103K mi. 7 pass., P/w, P/s,
Tilt, New brakes. Never hit.
$2300. 863-675-0410
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN -
'98, exc. cond., a/c works
great, good family car,
$1900.(863)885-1929.
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2000 (863)763-3451


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NOTICE OF HEARING
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT
SPECIAL MAGISTRATE
The Okeechobee County Special Magistrate will hold a public meeting on Tuesday,
June 19, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. The public meeting will be held at the Okeechobee
County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeechobee County Courlthose, 304
NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. For more Information, contact Basbara Casi at
the Planning and Development Department, 499 N.W. 5th Street, Okeechobee, ori-
da 34972, (863) 763-5548.
All Interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeg.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect to
any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbalim record of
the proceedings Is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the
sole purpose of backup for official records of the Deparbtment.
Barbara Cash, Secretary to the
Code Enforcement Special Magistrate.
214251 ON 6/9,10/07 '

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Community Events


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. Admission 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 www.arnoldswildlife.org; or, call (863) 763-4630.
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.
Main Street mixer planned
Okeechobee Main Street's monthly mixer will be held Wednesday,
June 20, and will be hosted by Sherwin-Williams, 818 E.N. Park St.,
from 5 until 7 p.m. The open house will feature light refreshments.
Main Street will begin selling the limited Mega Mixer 50/50 tickets, and
one lucky winning ticket will be drawn in December. Tickets can only
be purchased at each monthly mixer. For information, contact pro-
gram manager Karen Hanawalt at (863) 357-MAIN (6246).
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 parenting,
safety, self esteem and many other topics. Participants will receive a
stipend of $75,f6oattending a full week of camp. Participants 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. Monday-Friday. Call The
Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877 to register.


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.
Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free summer
program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Students Offering Solu-
tions 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 Bap-
tist Church and Douglas Park Community Center. For information and an
application, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.


Church hosting Worldview Weekend
The First Baptist Church, as host church, will sponsor Worldview
Weekend on Oct. 12 and 13 at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th
St. Speakers representing Worldview Weekend will be Ken Ham,
David Barton, Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse, and Ron 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 www.worldviewweekend.com.
Red Cross to host water instructor course
The American Red Cross will conduct water safety instructor cours-
es 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.


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YMS Tool Judging Team
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