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Vol. 98 No. 169 Monday, -June 18, 2007 50 Plus tax


Vol. 98 No. 169 Monday, June 18, 2007 -500 Plus tax


Brief_ s

Okeechobee
burn ban is lifted
According to Chief Nick
Hopkins of the Okeechobee
County Fire Department the
burn ban in Okeechobee
County has been lifted. For
information call (863) 763-
5544.

Glades County
burn ban not lifted
According to the Glades
County Division of Emer-
gency Management the burn
ban in Glades County has
not been lifted, and will re-
main in effect until further
notice. For information, call
(863) 946-6020.

New watering
limits in effect
The Okeechobee area is
now under Phase III water
restrictions.
Lawn watering is now
limited to one day a week
from 4 until 8 a.m. and 5
until 7 p.m. for low volume
hand watering.
Addresses with odd num-
bers are permitted to water
on Saturday and addresses
with even numbers are per-
mitted to irrigate on Sun-
days.
More information is avail-
able by calling (800) 250-
4200; or, by going to the
South Florida Water Man-
agement 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 (SFW-
MD) lock will remain closed
until water levels have re-
turned to safe operating lev-
els.
Low water levels inside
the lock chamber have
caused the concrete sill at
the entrance and the mana-
tee protection device in-
stalled in the bottom of the
lock chamber to become a
navigation hazard. Also, the
lakeward approach to the
navigation lock has become
shallow enough that boaters
may have difficulty navigat-
ing safely.
For information, contact
the SFWMD Okeechobee
Service Center at (800) 250-
4200 or (863) 462-5260.

Drought Index
Current: 379
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: Countywide

Lake Levels

8.92 feet
Last Year: 12.22 feet
Source: South
Florida Water
Management
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.


Index
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S Comics .................. ............7....
Community Events.................... 4
C rossw ord................................. 9
O pinion...............;................... 4
Speak Out ......................... 4
Sports.................. .................. 5
TV .............................................. 8
W eather.................. ............... 2

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You're out: OCSO replaces SUVs with sedans


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office has begun to replace their sports utility vehi-
cles with smaller and more fuel efficient sedans. With one of their new vehicles is OCSO
Captain Bud Slay (left) Major Noel Stephen (center) and Sheriff Paul May (right).

New cars help OCSO save money


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) is the
proud owner of two brand
new vehicles. The depart-
ment's pride isn't because
of the new cars, but on the
money the Chevrolet Mailbu's
will save.
"We've started replacing
our SUVs with sedans," said
OCSO Sheriff Paul May, Thurs-
day, June 14. "The SUV's were
getting 13 to 14 miles per gal-
lon (mpg), but we'll be get-
ting around 20 mpg with the
two new sedans."
Both vehicles were pur-
chased locally on groverment
contract, which also means
substantial savings for the
department. Fully equipped,
sans radio, each Malibu was


purchased for about $17,000.
The Ford Crown Victoria
has long been the chosen
vehicle for many law enforc-
ment agencies, and still will
be as a patrol vehicle for
OCSO deputies. But the large
car with its V-8 motor can be
very expensive to operate.
Sheriff May said these
full-size, rear-wheel drive ve-
hicles only get around 13 to
14 mpg. He said he plans to
phase them out, execpt as
patrol vehicles.
"Road patrol will stay with
the Crown Victoria for their
safety," he said.
The new vehicles will be
utilized by the OCSO civil di-
vision.
"The Civil Division is cur-
rently driving police-pack-
aged Ford Crown Victorias to


deliver civil papers and court
orders," said Sheriff May.
"The two cars being replaced
are a 1998 and 2002. Since
October, the combined miles
put on these cars was 20,741
and 1,433 gallons of gas. The
cars averaged 14 to 15 mpg.
The new Chevrolets' fuel
economy is estimated at 22
mpg (city) and 32 mpg (high-
way), and cost approximately
$2,500 less than a new Crown
Victoria."
The sheriff pointed out
that one OCSO detective has
gone from using a mid-sized
SUV to a Ford Taurus sedan.
The SUV, he said, got 11.8
mpg while the Taurus gets
24.4 mpg.
The Chevy's, he contin-
ued, are both equipped with
six-cylinder engines.


Clewiston had a golf course


In the pioneer days, there
was plenty to do around
Lake Okeechobee. The Clew-
iston Museum has a collec-
tion of the writings of Beryl
Bowden.
Mrs. Bowden, wrote for
"Clewiston News" for many
years. The following story,
transcribed by MaryAnn Mor-
ris, was written about social
activities in Clewiston.
"As the town first devel-
oped and Civic Center Park
was- planted, in' grass, two
practice holes for golfers were
built. Later, three more were
provided, permitting a little
playing while the real course
was being constructed. The
golf course was part of archi-
tect John Nolen's plans for
Clewiston.
"An 18-hole course was
designed by Stiles and Van
Kleeck, a St. Petersburg firm
and nine holes were con-
structed at one time. Many
golfers were attracted to the
town by the excellent, if small,
course. The course opened


for play on Sunday, Feb. 23,
1929, for a fifty-cent daily fee,
or for two dollars per month,
the whole family could play.
"Gene Sarazen played it a
number of times. His score
of 32 for the nine holes was
a course record, for many
years, though Gene Goghill,
the local pro, equaled the
score later.
"When the "Clewiston
News" building was con-
structed, the south wall of the
building was used for hand-
ball, since a concrete court
was built adjoining at the
same time.
"An outdoor basketball


court was constructed for the
local school. For a time there
were a few town basketball
teams in the area also. Lo-
cal folks and the P.T.A. raised
money to support them.
"Football appeared in the
1930's when Clewiston High
School Principal Richard W,
Turk introduced six-man foot-
ball and served as coach.
"An outdoor bowling alley
on Central Avenue was popu-
lar for a few years. Later, in-
door alleys were provided in
the building which later be-
came Jaycee Hall and is now
shared by the senior citizen
group.
"Clewiston's first skating
rink was built and operated
by the Bembry brothers, Leon
and Gordon, agile and graceful
skaters themselves. The build-
ing has a fine maple floor and
the sport was very popular.
The building has undergone
transformations as a grocery,
then a furniture store. Its final
renovation? A police and fire
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station for the city.
The present rink at the east-
ern edge of the city was built
later and is still an enjoyable and
popular spot.
"Tennis was the earliest sport
for which any facilities were pro-
vided. The first court was con-
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of the old Clewiston Inn. Later,
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provided two paved concrete
courts in the park immediately
north of the present Clewiston
Inn. They are there, repaired, re-
built and lighted, are still in use,
as are a number of new concrete
courts in Civic Center Park. Ten-
nis has remained a very popular
sport.
"In recent years, rodeos have
become popular, but in the early
days local riders on local horses
provided plenty of excitement
with Sunday afternoon horse
races at the Fort Thompson
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Community Events


Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
hosting Qod's Time a morning of free organized Christian activities
that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their
pre-school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30
a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided for infants during the
class. For information, call (863) 763-4021.


Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be of-
fering religious education classes for children. Registrations for
Catholic Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted.
Classes for children in grades kindergarten through ninth will be
held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For informa-
tion, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.

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


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Okeechobee Forecast

Monday: Partly cloudy with scattered afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be around 90 with southeast wind at 5
to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunder-
storms through midnight with the low in the lower 70s. The wind
will be east at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Extended Forecast
Tuesday: Partly cloudy with scattered afternoon showers and
thunderstorms with the high in the lower 90s. The wind will be east
at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with isolated evening showers and.
thunderstorms with the low in the lower 70s. The chance of rain is
20 percent.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunder-*
storms with the high in the lower 90s. The chance of rain is 40 per-,
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News Briefs

Special benefit account set up
OKEECHOBEE -- A special benefit account has been established
at Seacoast National Bank, 1409 S. Parrott Ave., for Crystal (Longen)
Vandermolen to help defray medical costs.

Support group forming
OKEECHOBEE -- Depending on Christ is a new support group
forming for women suffering from depression.
Once the group is organized it will meet every Thursday.
For information, call (772) 597-0463.

Local court cases now online
OKEECHOBEE -- Sharon Robertson, Okeechobee County clerk
of circuit court, has announced that the clerk's office web site now,
offers Okeechobee County court cases on line.
The information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The site provides the ability to perform a person or case search in a
variety of ways. Visit www.clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us for the index
and progress dockets of Okeechobee County public record court
cases.
Questions should be directed to Sharon Robertson at www.
clerk@clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us.

Applications for Pre-K program available
OKEECHOBEE -- The Economic Opportunities Council of Indian
River County is accepting applications for the Okeechobee Head
Start Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program.
Ongoing recruitment is being held at 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. Chil-
dren must be at least 3 years of age on or before September 2007.
Please bring the child's birth certificate, Social Security number and
proof of the family income.
Call the Northside Head Start office at (863) 357-8677 or (863)
467-1012 for an appointment and additional information.

Peace Lutheran opens school registrations
OKEECHOBEE -- The Peace Lutheran Preschool and kindergar-.
ten is currently taking registrations for ages 3 through kindergarten.
For information call (863) 763-7566, or visit the church office at
750 N.W. 23rd Lane.

Realtors establish scholarship fund
OKEECHOBEE -- The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will
be offering a scholarship in memory of the late Liz Weisser, a long-,
time 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., Okeechobee, FL, 34972.
For information call Toni Doyle, association executive, at (863)
467-0004.

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Spring showers bring June flowers to Florida's gardens


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Native Floridians know that our
spring occurs sometime way back
in January. Transplanted residents
still cling to the idea that spring
occurs when April showers bring
May flowers. So what season is
it when the dry season slips into
those daily buildups of afternoon
thundershowers? And what are
all those pretty little pinkish white
flowers that suddenly popped up
in lawns and gardens?
Some gardeners have suggest-
ed that these are the "crocus of
the south" because they remind
them of northern spring flowers.
Known by gardeners as rain lilies,
they recently appeared along with
the rain. They are a sign that our
spring is over, and that our lake
may soon start to rise again.
Rain lilies are not really lilies
but are members of the Amaryllis
family. They are also called fairy
lilies, rainflowers, and zephyr
lilies. The genus name Zephy-
ranthes comes from Zephyrus,
the Greek God of the west wind
-- which brings in those sudden
rains.


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Despite the Old-World name,
the rain lilies are native to the
New World. They are adapted to
a variety of different climates and
growing conditions. Those grown
here like rich moist soils that are
well drained and have partial
shade to full sun.
Of the more than 70 known
species, eleven are native to the
U.S., and nine are found in Flor-
ida. Unfortunately for local wild-
flower enthusiasts, only one is a
native of Okeechobee County,
the Redmargin Zephyrlily. Other
native rain lilies can be found in
nearby Central Florida counties.
Many are rare and endangered,
so resist the temptation to dig up
these beautiful wildflowers.
Quick color
in the garden
Gardeners are often not satis-
fied with leaving Mother Nature


alone, so many cultivated kinds
of rain lilies have been produced.
There are many different colors
of these dainty beauties, rang-
ing from white to yellow to dark
pink. And if size matters, differ-
ent rain lily flowers can measure
from 3 to 12 inches across.
{Common rain lilies grown
in Florida include: }
Autumn zephyrlily (Zephy-
ranthes candida) has dainty,
white, late summer to spring
blooms and rounded, rush-like
leaves in a dense clump.
Cuban zephyrlily (Z. rosea)
has rose-pink blooms in late
summer.
Yellow zephyrlily (Z. citrine)
has one-inch long soft clear yel-
low flowers that bloom mid-
summer; the foliage dies back
in cooler weather.
Rosepink zephyrlily (Z. gran-
diflora) is a common cultivar
with 3-inch long flowers, rang-
ing from a delicate pale pink to
a deep rose.
Each species flowers at dif-
ferent times, with a peak in July
and August. A flowerbed plant-
ed with different kinds of rain


lilies can produce many colors
one after another for most of the
warmer months of the year.
It is thought that it is not the
rain that actually causes these
flowers to appear, but that flow-
er buds are ready to explode
after a sudden change in tem-
perature. This often happens
after a good heavy rain. That's
why they don't pop out after the
plants are irrigated, but natural
rainfall brings them out quickly.
From the plant's standpoint,
flowering after a rain means that
the three-sided seed capsules
will have good growing condi-
tions. Seed will also get a better
chance of ripening, which will
take about a month. Some gar-
deners spread the ripened black
seed to new locations, but if left
alone, a thick clump of rain lilies
may develop.
The leaves are typical of oth-
er amaryllis, but smaller. Long
linear grass-like leaves blend
right in to beds of Bordergrass
(Liriope). Rain lilies can get eas-
ily hidden if weeds invade the
flowerbed.
Many rain lilies like full sun,


and grow just fine in turf grass.
I went back to take some pho-
tos of a local yard that recently
flowered, only to discover that a
mower had taken care of these
pretty pink flowers. Flowers only
last a day or two at most, but the
plants will remain in hiding and
will rise again if lawn weed kill-
ers are avoided.
Adding rain lilies to Flor-
ida Yards
If you want to add rain lilies
to your Florida Yard, look for the
clumps of the 6-12 inch tall grass-
like leaves. Buried just below
the ground will be a small bulb
that can be lifted and moved to
another suitable spot. Use care
when placing them where kids
or pets may graze on them, as
the leaves and bulbs are toxic.
Look for clumps of plants in
nurseries that are already pot-
ted up, as they will bloom more
quickly. While they can thrive
on neglect, more flowers re-
sult if the clumps are fertilized
with compost and mulch. Lo-
cally, clumps can be left in local
yards, but in cooler climates rain
lily bulbs are dug, dried off, and


kept from freezing.
Dried bulbs can also be pur-
chased and planted, but there
will be a longer wait before the
dainty flowers will appear. If you
buy them through a catalog or
website, plant the bulbs imme-
diately on arrival, as they do not
like to be kept dry for too long.
They must be well rooted and
with foliage before blooming.
Rain Barrel Workshop
and Garden Club meetings
The next meeting of the
Okeechobee Garden Club will
be held at our office at 6 p.m.
on Monday June 25, followed by
the Orchid Club at 7 p.m. And,
our office is holding a Rain Bar-
rel Workshop on Tuesday, June
26, from 5:30 until 7 pm. Call to
register and learn how to save
rain for your Florida Yard. If you
need additional information on
rain lilies, please call us at (863)
763-6469. Local residents can
stop by our office at 458 Hwy
98 N. in Okeechobee, and visit
our Okeechobee County Master
Gardeners from 1 until 3 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.


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since 2002 on the Treasure Coast, lems they are facing. Everyone 3 until 11 p.m.
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A ThoughtTo
SRemember

The thinking of people is in a
constant evolutionary struggle.
The evolvement of higher ideals is
being brought forth in generation
after generation. For this, we are
thankful.
It was just a
hundred and
fifty years ago
that the
English
stopped exe-
cuting women
for "witch-
craft. More
than 300,000
women were
By Paul put to death in
Buxton England in a
period of 30
years -- their only crime was that
they were "witches."
A foolish practice? Yes, we all
agree! But at the time of the execu-
tions, people actually believed in
witches and wizards. There were
many who practiced the art of
witchcraft, and believed them-
selves to be witches.
What about a hundred years
from now? Will the things we
accept today as "human nature" be
in the dark ages of yesterday? Will
prejudices and hate someday go
the way of witchcraft? This, of
course, depends on us. We make
our world, we set the sail to our
destiny. Whether we know it or
not, we are doing just that every
day of our lives.



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-* nity Events

ataio1n classes offered
Thc Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offer-
ing parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are :'-r .... to attend. Each participant will
receive a-gift. This adults-only p. i.. niii class consists of six, one-
hour classes. You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of
completion. No child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for
registrItion.

S1, ,do ors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in
Okeechobee. The Big Red Bus mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart
paring lot, 2101 S. ParrottAve., on the last Saturday of each month
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (561) 845-2323, ext.
1203 or (772) 215-8360. All blood types are needed. There is no
upper age limit, and most medications and conditions are accept-
able. Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted.
A picture ID is needed for all donors.

.C ,-', Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right em-
I ployee or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or,
call ( 462-5350.

C' '" g p for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to adminis-
ter the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main
missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace
education and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work
side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the
Olkeelmobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

i .'-t ha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants.
If you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or
drop them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.

My Aoint's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also
looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board member
of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with
the public and should be able to seek support from city and county
officials, business executives and other organizations. Work days
and holirs are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

FT,.,-,, h GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations:; Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from
8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Yearling
Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a second language
classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes,
Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

ii ,I hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding free basic
and advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library,
206 S.W. 16th St.. Basic computer knowledge and word processing
sills will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate
the internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the
Okeechobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.



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At Your Service On Page 2


Courtesy is alive
I would like to bring to every-
one's attention what a unique
community we live in.
My wife of 18 years, Christine
Caruso, was laid to rest on Satur-
day, J.une 9, 2007. My family and
friends were escorted from Buck-
head Ridge to the Evergreen Cem-


etery by Deputy Charles Hood and
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office.
There were 85 cars in our pro-
cession, which literally stretched
from the lake to State Road 70.
The professionalism of our
fine deputies and city police and
all the citizens who pulled over
showing their respect was hum-


Upcoming Events

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United Meth-
odist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing
is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an appearance,
contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98 N.
Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting. The
dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For informa-
tion, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
634-4780.
Nar-anon Helps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 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.
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.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863)
763-6510.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to see your
world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Registration
is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information.
Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
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) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member
is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
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.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United Meth-
odist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellowship
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. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group 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, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30 p.m.
They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For information,
call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
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
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the month
to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at 323 N. Par-
rott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet Topp at (863)
824-2899.
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 Margaret at
(863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a
pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic Cen-
ter. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863)
763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage 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.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863)
763-2893,or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St.,
in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Careglver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome.
The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meet-
ings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863)
467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United Meth-
odist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meet-
ing at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in


Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth
Ave. at 8 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-6235.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.


bling. There were many family
and friends from the coast that
attended the services and they
were stunned how the citizens of
Okeechobee showed love and re-
spect for us. I heard the comment
that big towns could learn a lot
from our little town.
In the midst of my family and
friends tears, our pride swelled at


our community's response.
Residents of Okeechobee, you
have a right to be proud to be
from Okeechobee -- where re-
spect and courtesy still live.
On behalf of my son, myself,
family and friends, I cannot thank
you enough.

Patrick J. Caruso


Community Events


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.

Red Cross offers infant CPR class
The Okeechobee American Red Cross will offer an infant/child
CPR class Tuesday, June 19, at 6 p.m. To register, or for information,
call (863) 763-2488.

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 Wednes-
day, 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 re-
freshments. Main Street will begin selling the limited Mega Mixer
50/50 tickets, and one lucky winning ticket will be drawn in De-
cember. Tickets can only be purchased at each monthly mixer. For
information, contact program manager Karen Hanawalt at (863)
357-MAIN (6246).

Orchid Group to meet June 25
The Okeechobee Orchid Group will meet Monday, June 25, at
7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N.
Everyone who is interested in, or curious about, orchids is invited.
For information, call (863) 763-6469.

Local garden club sets meeting date
The Okeechobee County Garden Club will meet Monday, June
25, at the Okeechobee County extension office, 45& U.S. 98 N., at
6 p.m. New members and gardeners are invited. For information,
call (863) 763-6469.

4-H hosting special rodeo camp
Okeechobee County 4-H will be hosting a special rodeo week be-
ginning Monday, June 25 as part of their horse day camp. This camp
is for boys and girls ages 8 18 who are comfortable with horses.
The cost is $100 per week. 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 the Okeechobee County
Extension Office at (863) 763-6469, or come to the office at 458
U.S. 98 N.

Class of '78 planning reunion
The OHS class of 1978 is planning for their 30-year class reunion.
The next planning meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 27, at
the Speckled Perch Restaurant, 105 U.S. 98 N., at 6:30 p.m. All inter-
ested class members are urged to attend. For information, contact
the class at ohsclassofl978@hotmail.com.

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

Camp for infants and parents offered
Healthy Start will present a Baby and Me Camp. Participants will
attend a one week camp with their infants to learn about parenting,
safety, self esteem and many other topics. Participants will receive
a stipend of $75 for attending 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 eli-
gible 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.

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free
summer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Students
Offering Solutions -- performance troupe. Thirty youth between the
ages of 12-18 will be trained to perform alcohol/drug prevention
skits, write skits and learn to give presentations. The program will
run for six weeks, from July 6 through Aug. 10, and there are two
sites from which to choose: First Baptist Church and Douglas Park
Community Center. For information and an application, call Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.

OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, July 9, from 9 until 10
a.m. The meeting is open to anyone interested in participating. For
information on the meeting location, call Lydia Jean Williams at
(863) 634-9015.

OSAC panel to meet on July 9
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community re-
source committee will meet Monday, July 9, from 11:30 a.m. un-
til 12:30 p.m. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to
anyone interested in participating. For information on the meeting
location, contact Deputy Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064 or Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.

OSAC board will meet July 10


The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board
will meet Tuesday, July 10, from 11 until 11:45 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The meeting is open to
all board members. For information, call Lydia Jean Williams at
(863) 634-9015.


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Sports Briefs
I.R.C.C. Softball Camp that all registrations need to be
made in the W building at the
Indian River Community Col- Cashier's Window. Do not mail
lege, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort checks.
Pierce, will host a softball camp
for girls, ages 6 through 13. There YMS hosts
will be two separate sessions.
The first session will meet on volleyball open gym
June 18 through June 22, 9 a.m. Yearling MtddleSchoorvill
to 4 p.m. The second session host an open gym starting in July
will meet on July 16 through July for any girl interestedin playing
23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants volleyball. Any girl that will be
will learn softball fundamentals attending YMS in the upcom-
and improve skills to become ing school year may participate.
better players. Softball games Girls must have a completed
will be played every day, as well physical form and parental con-
as other sports such as soccer, sent form before being allowed.
kickball and swimming. Campip- to participate. Forms- can be
ers will be grouped by age. "Par- picked up in the main office of
ents Participation Day" will be YMS. Open gym will begin July
conducted on Fridays. Call Dale 5, from I to 3 p.m., and contin-
Atkinson, I.R.C.C. softball coach ue every Tuesday and Thursday.
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6 BUSINESS


Brainy Bunch offers tutoring


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
Brainy Bunch Tutoring Acad-
emy has recently opened up in
Okeechobee. Stephanie Ted-
ders, a local teacher, started
the company with Mindy Wells,
also a teacher, to provide tutor-
ing to children in grades K-8.
They plan to offer a local an-
swer to the academic needs of
Okeechobee's youth.
"Okeechobee lacks a service
like this," said Ms. Tedders. "If
parents want to take their chil-
dren to an academic learning
center, they have to drive to the
nearest Sylvan in Stuart."
The company, located at 909
S. Parrot, in the Sun Plaza, will
be offering five weeklong ses-
sions of summer camp that will
be held between 8 a.m. and 4
p.m. They will also be holding
evening tutoring between 4 and
7 p.m. through the summer va-
cation; this tutoring will contin-
ue during the school year.
"We will be open during
the week," says Ms. Tedders.
"Weekends will vary. We will
be holding a FCAT fast track
class on Saturdays when we get
closer to testing time. We will
open up on weekends if there
is a real demand."
The Academy will offer
homework help as well as re-
mediation and enrichment in
math, reading and writing.
"We hope that through this
learning center," stated Ms.
Wells. "Schools and students
will begin seeing improved


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Founders of the Brainy Bunch Tutoring Academy, Mindy Wells
and Stephanie Tedders, plan on using positive reinforce-
ments to prompt their students' performance and to boost
their self-confidence.


performance and higher test
scores."
Brainy Bunch will open with
four certified teachers on staff
to work one on one with stu-
dents, parents, and classroom
teachers in order to ensure
each child's success.
They are currently accepting
student enrollments.
Brainy Bunch Tutoring Acad-
emy can be contacted at 634-
9670.


Lisa K. Stokes of Okeechobee
has received special honors
in the Wedding and Portrait
Photographers International
(WPPI) 2007 Awards of Excel-
lence 16x20 Print Competition.
Designed to recognize outstand-
ing photographers, the event
was held in Las Vegas on March
24 and 25.
"The Cowboy Way" received
an Accolade of Excellence in the
Fine Art category. "Cypress Mag-
ic," "8 Second Dream," "Stand'
Off," and "Oak Creek Crossing"
each received an Accolade of
Excellence in the Premier Image
category.
Stokes competed against
photographers from all over the
world to win such honors.
The Awards of Excellence
16x20 Print Competition awards
are presented each year at the
largest trade show, educational
platform and convention in the
United States for professional
photographers. The 2007 com-
petition included 2,700 prints
in 18 different categories by
photographers from all over the
world.


Submitted photo
Lisa Stokes' award winning
photo, "Oak Creek Crossing"
was taken at Pete Clemons'
ranch called Oak Creek.
For more information, please
visit www.wppionline.com/
competition/


Raulerson door-decorating contest
Raulerson Hospital staff competed in a door-decorating contest throughout the hospi-
tal. Each department decorated their doors based on the theme: "Care you can count
on, People you can trust!" Doors were judged and prizes were awarded. First place was
shared by radiology and physical therapy. The judges were: (from left to right) Brian Me-
lear, chief nursing officer/Raulerson; Heather Garvey, chief financial officer/Raulerson;
Teresa Chandler, Seacoast National Bank marketing manager; and, Bill Casian, director of
marketing/public relations/Raulerson.


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Theatre I -"Pirates of the Ca-
ribbean: 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 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2 and 7 p.m.
Theatre II "Fantastic Four"
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9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
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Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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Em Ioyment

Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Par-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




DRIVER, w/clean CDL A.
For Dump Trk., Pump Trk. &
Dooley. Pay rate according
to exp. (863)634-5677
ESTIMATOR with experience
for local construction com-
pany. Bene-
fits.(863)467-0831 DFWP
MATERNAL CARE CASE
MANAGEMENT POSITION
Bilingual required.
Fax resume: 863-462-5878
-Pier 2 Resort Hiring-
Night Audit
Front Desk
Bartenders
Housekeepers
*Experienced Only Apply*
Apply Within (863)763-8003
Professional Sales Executive
position available for a busy
new home sales business.
Sales and financing
experience necessary. No
real estate license required.
Salary plus commission.
Call (863)763-6376
or (863)357-2700.




HORIZON PROPERTIES






FULL& PART TiME
REAL ESUTE SALES
ASSOCIATES WANTED!
for new Century 21 office
Excellent training
available, experienced
agents valued also!

5 OFFICES:
OKEECHOBEE
2930 HWv. 710 East
Pt. St. Lucie, Hobe Sound,
Wellington & Jupiter
Serving 4 Counties
863-467-2100
BHurstC21@cs.com
WAREHOUSE HELP NEEDED
Must be able to do heavy lift-
ing. Must have clean driving
record. Salary depends on
warehouse exp. Paid holi-
days & vacation. Mon-Fri,
8am til 5pm. Call Magna Bon
(863)357-0400


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NEED SOMEONE TO CLEAN?
Call (863)467-0624
I am Bonded w/ references.
Okeechobee Area
YOUNG, ABLE BODIED &
WILLING- Man needs work,
lawn, minor repairs, etc. Has
good ref's. (863)763-1550


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check withth e Better
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
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the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



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



Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor Repairs &
Lawn Service
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-763-7675
or cell 863-261-1565
New Lic. # 2423

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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books Magazines535
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, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment '
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCWRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER:
Package unit, with heat, 07
model. $1650.
561-447-0339


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


DISHWASHER: Frigidiare,
Like new. Only used twice.
Asking $85. (863)357-6930
KENMORE STOVE Electric,
Ivory, good cond., $75.
(863)357-5773.
KITCHEN STOVE, Maytag,
electric, white, clean, works
& looks good. $75
(863)697-2033
REFRIGERATOR- 21 cu ft, GE,
good condition, $200
(863)983-4940
REFRIGERATOR- Frigidaire,
frostproof, works great,
needs paint. $50
(561)254-7458 Clewiston
REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool,
side by side, with ice maker.
$300 (863)467-8294
WASHER Kenmore, white,
ood cond., $75.
(863)357-5773
WASHER/DRYER & 21" Sanyo
TV. Owner Leaving! Good
condition $250. for all.
Okee., (863)467-0644
WASHER/DRYER GE 6 cy-
cle, large capacity, works
great! $250 for the set.
(863)634-9736


BICYCLE- 2 Huffy 26" mens
Mt bikes. $80 for both or will
sell separate (561)254-7458
Clewiston.
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955: 26",
brand new, original condi-
tion. Reduced to $500.
(863)467-5756.


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



GREENHOUSE- Sturdy, W/
trusses, New, 30'x50', Wht
covering, instruct., access.
$6500. 954-258-5008 LaBelle
METAL SHED- 8x16, 6ft high,
with doors at both ends,
$350 (561)741-4647




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

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765
SLIDING GLASS DOORS (3)-
in alum frames, $500 firm
(863)763-3451
WOOD SHUTTERS- louvered,
50 pairs, 7' x15", excellent
cond, $580 (239)289-1995


FLOOR RUG- New, Huge,
8'x10' Country colors, Gar-
den path design. $150. Great
buy (863)674-0098


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


MENS SUIT JACKETS (5),
Size 44 Regular, new cond,
some never worn. $125/all,
will sep. (863)467-8464
WEDDING GOWN- David's Bri-
dal. Never worn. Size 14.
$300. or best offer.
(863)697-9720


COOKIE MOSTER MEMORA-
BILIA, Rare Figurines,
stuffed animals, etc. $30.
mehddd2003@hotmail.com
SEEBURG JUKE BOX- asking
$600 (863)234-9595
SWORD & DAGGAR SET lim-
ited edition, unique, never
used, still in box. $600.
(385)935-0939



COMPUTER, Like new. AMD
2000+, Athlon, 40 gb., hd.,
512 mb mem., windows
exp. $190 (863)763-4376
DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$225. (863)517-2782 Tony
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 (863)674-0212



QUILT TOPS, Ready to quilt,
different sizes. $500 for all
or will separate.
(863)763-5163

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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
BR SET Queen headboard,
triple dresser, chest, 2 nite
stands, $250
(863)763-2601
COUCH- Big, Comfortable, teal
green, good condition, $100
(863)697-1486
COUCHES, 2, large, camel col-
ored, leather, w/2 end this,
coffee tbl & 3 lamps, $1000
or best offer. (863)697-0142
CRAFTMATIC BED, single
size, like new, $200.
(863763-3070 or
863)484-0267
DINING ROOM SET: Broyhill,
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask-
ing $300. 863-467-5756
DINING SET Sears Home
Life, pine wood w/2 inserts,
4 side chairs, 2 arm chairs.
$250. (863)634-5294
DINING SET, Bassett, beautiful
cherry wood, table, 6 chairs
& hutch. $500
(863)675-5737
DRESSER, Bassett, 3 drawer,
1 door, like new, $100.
(863)763-7989
ENTERTAINMENT CTR- White,
Glass door top, 2 door bot-
tom + 6 shelves. Great
cond. $100. (863)763-2763
GLIDER ROCKER & OTTO-
MAN, Beige & peach, excel-
lent condition. $50
(863)675-5737
ROCKER CHAIR- New, Over
stuffed, Beige, Micro-fiber,
easy to clean. Wood rocker
base. $175. (863)674-0098
SOFA & LOVESEAT, Denim,
ideal for family room or start-
er set, fair condition. You
haul. $100 (863)467-8464
WATERBED, Foam top, king
size. Orig. $2200, asking
$1000 or best offer.
(863)675-1155 Labelle



GOLF CLUBS- Max Fli Tour
Edition, 3 iron thru Pitching
wedge, reg flex, $140
(561)261-0766


FIREARMS LIBRARY: Com-
plete hand gun and long gun
nfo- 32 leather bound vol-
umes. $250. 863-697-2033
RIFLE, M77 Ruger, Model
7mm mag, 3-9-40 Redfield
scope, $750.
(863)697-9616
RIFLE- Remington hunting,
6mm, Bolt action, With
scope. $300.
(863)763-5323
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



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: Med-
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000. 863-357-5988
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR-
Quickie, Like new. Pd over
$5000. asking $1200. or
best offer. (863)634-0164
LARGE SCOOTER, SpaceSaver
Plus, 2 new batteries, disas-
sembles for transport, like
new. $895 (863)357-8788
LIFT- Heavy duty for Scooter/
wheelchair. Dual motor. Ad-
justable height. $500. Call FL
(863)357-8788


Noalhs North Carolina Furniture Outlet
107 SW 17 St S quite B Okeechobee, FL
Open Mon. Sat 11 4:30 PM
Sofa & Loveseat .............. 535'
Wall Hugger ................ 1240
Swivel Rocker ................ 127900
Small Recliner ................ 12500
Sofa Sleeper (Queen).......... 425'"
Full Sleeper .................. $41500
M ini Sleeper ................. $399'
2 7 Piece Bedroom Sets .... $999' e.a.
Big Man Chairs............... 1250O"
Plus Tax
Custom Kitchen Cabinets
Mattresses
Twin ....s150'
Full....... 99 Pillowtop ..... 122500
Queen $2200 Pillowtop..... s255'"
King '255' Pillowtop..... 39900
See Store for More


POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1500. (863)763-6907
SCOOTER, Pride Go Go, new
battery, $500 cash only.
(863)357-6997


CATTLE TROUGH, blue, $100.
(863)347-0023
CELL PHONE- Nokia 5165
with charger & carrying
case. $30.(863)763-0625
FUEL TANK, 52 gallon, "L"
shape, steel, w/12v Tuthill
transfer pump, $200 will sell
sep. (863)697-9704



CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
DRUM SET- Pearl 13 piece.
$1200. or best offer.
(863)261-1235
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


AKC LAB PUPS- 8 M, 3 F,
Chocolate & yellow, ready
June 25th, shots, health cert.
$500 (863)634-6464
BABY MINI POT
BELLY PIGS
Males $50 Females $75
(863)983-7702
BEAGLE PUPPIES- 2 males &
1st shots, Health Cert. $400
ea., (863)763-2755
BIRD CAGES, 5-2 hole nesting
cages for small birds, $$50
for all. (863)467-4994
BURMESE PYTHON, $150.
(772)263-0013
CHIHUAHUA, Female, 1/2
years old, black & tan, CKC,
housebroken, all shots to
date. $75. (863)801-1302
LOVEBIRDS, 1 pair, young,
$75, 2 pair of Parakeets,
young, $30 a pair.
(863)697-8731
POODLE PUP, male & 1 Chi-
huahua Pup, female, great
temperaments, shots, $250
ea. (863)357-0037 Okee
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



HOT TUB- 2005, paid $6000
asking $4300, good condi-
tion. (863)357-6851



GROMMET CUTTER & PRESS-
for large Spurred #8 grom-
mets, $150 (863)634-7423
SWING MACHINE, Singer,
Portable. Excellent condition.
$100. (863)467-9892


POOL TABLE, 8', with new felt,
You Haul! $500.
(863)634-2542
POOL TABLE, slate, full sz.,
needs recovered, all acces-
sories, $200.
(863)763-3070/484-0267
ROD & REEL COMBO- Au Gar-
cia, Medium action, Used
once. $50. (863)885-1172
TRIKE- Adult bike. 3 speed.
New condition. New $525.
Asking $325.
(863)675-2596



MATT JUGGERNAUTS (2),
15", in a box. $850 or best
offer (863)634-6476
STEREO: BOSE, Wave II
$1200 or best offer.
(863)634-3659


GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
863-675-1754
OHM GENERATOR- low hours,
runs good, $2500
(863)675-0340
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 orsep (561)676-0427


WELDER- Miller Fullmatic
30A, aluminum school gun.
$350 or best offer
(863)634-7318
WELDER: Miller, Onon engine,
AC/DC, 250 amps & Genera-
tor. 5.5 kw. 120 / 240 volt.
$1000. (863)675-1754


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



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


Agriculture |



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies5'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




ENGINE- John Deere, 6 cyl,
Turbo diesel, power unit,
also fits John Deere loader,
less than 500 hours, $2500
(863)234-9595


AQHA- 8 yr. Reg., Zippo Pacif-
ic star, Gray, Roan, Gelding,
15 hands, Good handle, Lots
of cow $2500. (863)763-7831


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CRACKER COLT, dark brown,
greenbroke, needs exp'd per-
son, asking $400 or best of-
fer. (863)381-9353
FILLY, Paso Fino, 7 mos. old,
up to date Coggins & shots,
$450 or best offer.
(561)718-1212 Okee
MOLASSES LICK WHEEL-
$250. or best offer
(863)763-7831
QUARTER HORSE- Gelding, 5
yrs old. 15 hands. Rides great.
60 days of profess. training
$1500. (239)340-8373
QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
old, great disposition.
$2000. (561)798-3674
STUD QUARTER HORSE:
Dun/Bay, 8 mo. old. Well
mannered $350 firm.
(863)467-6725
THOROUGHBRED,
very loving 10 yr. ,
old bay brown
mare, 16.2 hands, great
bloodlines, show quality,
$3000 neg. (561)282-8849.



DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
sey Ferguson. $2500.
863-634-7706
DR. CHIPPER- 3 point hitch,
used only 5 times, $1200
(863)634-3394
EDGER- 4 wheeled, asking
$50 (863)763-1884
RIDING MOWER, Murray,
131/ hp, 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



BEAUTIFUL CANARY ISLAND
DATE PALMS, for sale,
5'-10' Reg. #47233654
(863)634-3300


Rentals



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


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DOWNTOWN OKEECHOBEE-
Shady yard, 2br, 1ba, utility,
C/A, heat, Unfurn, $750/mo
+ Sec, (863)763-6344
OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 11 BA,
Appl., Furnished. Carpet &
Tile. No pets. $700 mo. +
$700 sec. (863)763-8878
OKEECHOBEE: 2br, 2ba, 2
story apt. in Kings Bay, No
pets. $800/mo. + $800.
Sec. Dep. (561)248-5311 or
(863)697-8728
OKEECHOBEE, Apartments for
rent. on Rim Canal. Call for de-
tails. (863)763-7783
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS:
1 br/1ba, partially furnished.
Avail. June 1st. Call for
details. 561-352-4243



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


BHR, 2br/2ba, Furn/Unfum
$800/mo. + 1st & Sec. dep.
863-824-0981
CHARMING COTTAGE FOR
RENT: Newly remodeled,12
mi North of Okeechobee.
3br/1.5ba. $795/mo. 1st &
sec. No pets. Call only M-F,
9-3. 863-467-1717
IN TOWN, 3BR/2BA, Nice.
$900/mo. For details call
859-466-7972
KINGS BAY- 2/2/1, W/D,
Comm pool & lawn maint.
$1100/mo, 1st, last & Sec
(863)801-9163
OKEE., 3br, lba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1150. mo+ Sec. 1008 SW
2nd Ave. (954)658-0108
OKEE., 3br, 2ba, Screen room.
Back patio. Over size lot on
Canal. $1100. mo. & 1st &
Last. (863)697-3163
ON RIM CANAL, 1 BR. in pre-
stigious area, 441 S.E. w/
Large screened in porch.
$1000 mo. + sec. dep. In-
cludes until's. (863)763-4149
(863)561-758-4337
ON RIM CANAL, 2 BR. in pre-
stigious area, 441 S.E. w/
Large screened in porch.
$1200 mo. + sec. dep. In-
cludes util's. (863)7634149
(863)561-758-4337
RENT TO OWN: 2br/1ba,
Single family, comer lot,
completely remodeled.
Located at 3405 NW 2nd St.
Okeechobee. 239-707-5155
RICK'S RENTALS LLC 2/2
w/lake access, Treasure Is-
land, move in cond., small
pets ok, $750 mo., 2/2 lake
access, Treasure Island,
$850 mo., 2/2 CBS w/dock
& lake access, $1200 mo.
Avail. Now! 561-262-1390
TREASURE ISLAND, 3br,
.1.5ba, Furn., Gar, Fenced Must
see! On Canal $1000/mo. +
1st & sec. (561)308-7566









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Updated 3/1/2, LR, FR,
w/d, house, $1100 mo.
Efficiency Cottage $450
2BR/1BA SW $550
32' RV, bath, incl. elec. -$450
All incl. city water, 1st last
& sec. (561)346-4692



New Offices avail from
470 sq. ft. up to1900 sq. ft.
West side of new courthouse
Phone Judy (863)467-0831


KINGS BAY 1 br w/private
bath. Full house privileges.
$125/wk. + 1/2 until.
863-467-6798
OKEECHOBEE- Kitchen privi-
leges, Cable, W/D, $150/wk,
first & last (863)634-8374
OKEECHOBEE, Smoker ok.
Cable included. $300/mo. &
sec. (863)599-8318
Room w/ kitchen w/d priv.,
private entrance/exit, $550
per month in city. Okeecho-
bee (863)634-5912
Roommate to share 4BR/2BA
Condo in Gainesville w/Local
Univ. of FL Male Students
$450 mo. (863)634-1893



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 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property t030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070I
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



Acre, /1 +, Ig. oaks, well,
septic tank, elec., damaged
CBS MH, quick sale,
$45,000. (561)346-4692
VIKINGS- 1.25 3.75 acres.
$26K to $30K each. Owner
Financing Avail. Ready to
build on. (561)719-5189



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 Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




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: 3 BR, 2 Ba.,
$900. mo. + $500 sec. dep.
Pay own electric. No Pets
& 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba., $650 mo. +
$500 sec. dep. No Pets.
863-697-0214
PLATTS BUFF, 3BR/2BA, sin-
Ple wide, 14'x80', on 61/2 ac.,
900 mo., 1st, last & ref's.
(863)467-6960
TREASURE ISLAND, 1 & 2
bedrooms, No pets. $600,
mo. + Sec. dep. & 1st mo.
required. (863)824-2246



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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


MOBILE HOME, in 55+ park,
2 nice sheds, some remodel-
ing done, needs some work,
$6500 neg. (863)467-0954
Iv. msg.


Recreation



Boats JOVi
CampersRVs 3010
Jet Skiis 31)15
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 303')
Sport Vehicles ATVs (135



AIRBOAT SEAT CUSHIONS,
with covers, new, never
used, $250. (863)634-2542
ALUM 14' V BOTTOM: 18hp
motor, like new trailer, excel-
lent condition. $1175 nego-
tiable. (863)763-4680
ALUMINUM, 15', with trailer,
new wheels & tires, 30hp
Yamaha & trolling mtr.,
$1200 neg. (863)634-2454
BOAT 21' Stamas, cuddy
cabin, 235 Evinrude, trailer,
solid, runs good, $2000
firm. (863)467-7415.
BOAT- 15', with 40hp Mercury
& trailer. New starter & water
pump. Oldie but a goodie.
$500. Neg. (863)674-1985
JON BOAT, 10ft., aluminum,
trailer, 8 spd trolling motor,
great for low water. $500
(863)467-2063 Okee
PONTOON, 24', hardtop, with
trailer, 50hp Evinrude & trol-
ling mtr., $2500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2454
SPORTSCRAFT- Tri hull- walk
thru windshield, 60hp Mari-
ner outboard, galv trailer,
$650. (863)467-8038


BUS- GM 4905A, '73, 40',
318, Good runner, Tires,
A/C's /Heat, Dinette, Fridge,
toilet. $2500. 772-332-1438
CAMEO-CARRIAGE, '99, Ir, dr,
elec. slide, awning, Ig. a/c,
full bath, exc. cond.,
$12,900. (561)346-4692
CAMPER- 28' Outback, Sleeps
6, Everything works. Good
condition. $2500.
(863)763-2476
CAMPER TRAILER 28', a/c,
hwh, bath, stove, everything
works, no title, $400/best of-
fer (863)674-1985
COLEMAN '92, Pop-up, in-
cludes stove, sink, awning,
very clean. $2500 or best of-
fer. (239)657-8372
GMC '79, For parts. $300 for
whole thing or will part out.
(863)612-5676
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- me-
chanically restored, have re-
ceipts, needs paint $4800
neg. (561)254-7458 Clewist.



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


BANDIT 600 '97- low miles,
$2500 or best offer or trade
(863)532-1761
HONDA CB350 4 cyl., Excel-
lent condition. $1000.
(863)634-5421
HONDA SHADOW 1100 '93-
nice bike, $3000
(863)763-3599
HONDA SHADOW 1100 SPIR-
IT '98- Black, mint cond.
windshield, hard locking
bags, lots of chrome & ex-
tras, new tires & battery.
Must see!, $4495 neg.
(561)253-4299
MOTORCYCLE LIFT- Air oper-
ated w/front wheel vise &
ramp extension. $600.
(863)674-0898 or 517-1019
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER for
a dirt bike, good condition,
$175 (561)253-4299
TRIKE 2005, Suzuki / Lehman,
4500 mls. $15,000.
(863)227-0336



4 WHEELER- 80cc, auto, front
lights, camo color, wrist kill
switch, new Dec '06, $650
(863)763-6640
FOUR WHEELERS (2) Suzuki
and (1) Yamaha, For parts.
Good tires. $500 takes all,
will sep. (863)634-0153
HUNTING BUGGY: With Jeep
engine. Runs good. $1500
or best offer. (863)634-0582
KYMCO MONGOOSE 50
SPORT ATV- 2 stroke, Air
cooled, Electric start w/kick
back-up $900. (863)673-0559
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
SWAMP BUGGY, $1500 or
best offer. (863)357-7565


Automobiles

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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 41'10
Classic Cars r4015
Commercial Trucks 41:0)
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4r 0 ')
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 040l
Parts Repairs 40415
Pickup Trucks -050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4le06,3)
Utility Trailers 4L65
Vans 40;7







32V Northstar V8,
sport model, very
sharp. All leather, fully
loaded with all power
options. Bose AM/FM
CD. Awesome Ride!
80k babied miles.
Just broke in for this
car! 26-30 mpg.
Runs perfect!




FORD CROWN VICTORIA, '96,
cold a/c, runs good, nice in-
terior, $1400.
(863)261-6115/467-8723
FORD PROBE LX '92, 5 spd.,
Runs good. A/C, Good tires.
You pick up. $1000.
(239)784-8449 Immokalee
HONDA CIVIC CX '94- 2dr, 5
spd, V-tech' motor, has a
chip for more horse power,
$2500 neg. (863)673-2314
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
NISSAN 200SX, '95, 4 cyl.,
auto, great air, like new tires,
new battery, exc. in & out,
$2900. (863)357-0037 Okee
PLYMOUTH HORIZON, '78,
auto, 4 cyl., 4 dr., 49k orig.
mi., $800. (772)597-6240
after 5pm
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '2000,
4 cyl, Keyless entry. 3 TV's
& DVD player installed
$7000. Neg. (863)697-9912
TOYOTA CORROLLA 1990, 4
Dr., As Is. Needs clutch.
$600. 863-673-4942 or
239-693-4942



CHEVY S10 BLAZER- '89 4X4,
good for dune buggy, asking
$400 (863)467-8318 or
(772)260-0686
CHEVY SUBURBAN, '86, 4x4,
poor cond., rear end shot
runs great, clean title, $500.
(863)674-5752 After 6pm


CHEVY ENGINE: 1987 305
$100. (863)673-5883
ENGINE: 1990, from Toyota
Tercel. $200 (863)261-2511
ENGINE, CHRYSLER 440,
1977, $750. (863)763-2032
GRILL, Chrome & Euro Tail
Lights. For '06 Chevy Silve-
rado. $250. for all, will sep.
(863)467-9709-
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
561-633-1371
MOPAR PARTS early 70's
carbs, chrome valve covers,
many misc. parts, $150.
(239)895-3269.
PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS,
from Banks, (1) '04 Dodge
diesel, (1) '05 Ford diesel,
$700. (239)895-3269
RANCH HAND GRILL BUMP-
ER: Fits 2003+up Chevy
Trucks. Pd. $1500, Asking
$900. (863)467-5263
REAR AXLE- For Chevy P/U
Truck. complete. $200. or
863)467-5401 or
772)359-2923
RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
TIRES (4) 265/35/22 $100.
(863)236-0195
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)467-2885
UTILITY TRUCK BED: Stahl, 8
Ft., $300. (863)634-7706
WHEELS & TIRES (4) 22",
New. 6 Lug, Universal.
$2000 or best offer.
(863)467-9709


CHEVY PICKUP '68, 350
eng., 3 spd. transmission,
$2,000 or best offer.
(863)763-5702.


DODGE 1500, '01, V6, red,
a/c, ps, pb, $5500.
(863)763-2815


77Z-


Okeechobee, Florida 34972
863) 763-3825
y Tom W. Conely, III
Florida Bar No. 096482
217208 ON 6/11,18/2007
School Board Executive Session and
Contract Neooliations
The Okeechobee County School Board
will meet in Executive Session on
Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at 8.00 a.m.
in the office of the Superintendent, 700
S.W 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. The
meeting is between the Board, their attor-
ney and chief negotiator in preparation
for contract negotiations with teacher
and classified employee bargaining units.
At 9.00 a.m on Wednesday, June 20,
2007, the School Board will enter con-
tract negotiations /ith the Okeechobee
County Education Assocration #1604
and will continue as needed through
Thursday, June 21, 20C' ?-r -'-.ri
sessions are open to the ,,w ,, i ,11
be held in Room 303 of the School Board
Administration Building at 700 S.W 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schiools
215201 ON 6/14,18/07


CHEVY S10 XTREME- '99,
Ext'd cab. Looks & Run
Great. V6, A/C, Cruise,
$6900. Neg. (863)357-1471
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 '01, 4X4, SWB,
V8, auto., full tower, cold
a/c, c/c. $4800
(863)697-3074
DODGE RAMCHARGER, '90,
5.21, 4x4, air, auto, oversize
tires, lots of new parts,
$2000 neg. (239)369-3269
FORD '78, 4x4, Runs, but
needs work. $500 or best of-
fer. (863)763-7307
FORD F150: 1993, 4WD, cold
a/c, runs great! $2500 or
best offer. 239-324-3892
FORD F150 '96, XLT, 5.0L,
4x4, auto., mint. $6500 or
best offer. (863)234-2466
FORD PICKUP '75, clean, new
tires, built 302 w/C6 tranny,
$2000 or best offer.
(863)634-2454
FORD RANGER- '95, 4X4
$2500. (863)634-9717 Lv.
msg.
TOOL BOXES (2) diamond
plate, 1-58" & 1-62", good
shape, $100 for both or will
sell sep (863)675-8760
TOYOTA- '90, 4X4, 5 SPD
Newly rebuilt motor. 179K mi.
Runs good $3200. Non Neg.
(863)697-8531


JEEP CHEROKEE '91, not
running, has been sitting for
a long time, 4.0 Itr, fair
cond., $600. (239)369-3269
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, '94,
$2200. (863)763-7585


FLATBED TRAILER- 16', Dual
axle, New tires & wheels.
Diamond plate fenders.
$1500. (863)674-0898
UNTIL. TRAILER- 5x8, Single
axle. Tilt bed. $275.
(863)634-3394
UTIL. TRLR- 16x8, cargo trail-
er, HD ramp door, dual axle,
brakes, lights, side door.
$2000 neg. (863)675-1497
All I
CHEVY 1 TON STEP VAN '79-
1 owner, 110K, runs good,
$1000 (863)234-9564
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
FORD- 2, Both for $1000. or
best offer (863)261-1235
FORD WINDSTAR '98- needs
new motor, everything else
is good, $200
(863)763-7444


Public Notices i



Public Notice Si(1i5
State Public -
Legal Notice V500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-74
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VIOLET LEONA WHITE,
a/k/a VIOLET L. WHITE
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of VIO-
LET LEONA WHITE, a/k/a VIOLET L.
WHITE deceased, whose date of death
was march 15, 2007, and whose So-
cial Security Number is 234-36-9094,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 312
N.W 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972. The names and
addresses of the personal represenla-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy oa this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with Iris court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO 2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date f the ire i publication of this
notice is June 11, 2007.
Personal Representative
Brenda Sue Close
1306 S.E. 8th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
Attorney tor Personal Representative
CONELY & CONELY, PA.
RO, Box 1367


Community Events


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-117
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BURRELL FRANCIS HARTLEY,
a/k/a BURRELL F. HARTLEY,
a/i/a BURRELL HARTLEY
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that and Order
Determining Homestead Status of Real
Property and Order of Summary Ad-
ministration has been entered in the
Estate of BURRELL FRANCIS HAR-
TLEY, a/k/a BURRELL F. HARTLEY
ak/a BURRELL HARTLEY Deceased,
File Number 2007-CP-117, by the Cir-
cuit Court for Okeechobee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of i ....' Street, Suite
101 i,,, i. .,,.,, i 1 34972; that
the decedent's date of death was April
8, 2007; that-the total estate consists
of exempt homestead real property
and exempt personal property; that the
names and address of those to whom
it has been assigned by such order
are:
RUTH A. CHAPMAN
439 Nevada
Belleville, Michigan 48111
FRANCES C. LODENSTEIN
2620 60th Street S.E
Kentwood, Michigan 49508
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent oth-
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must tile their
claims within this court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE:
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is June 11,2007.
Person Giving Notice:
Penny N. Colt
14275 N.E 22nd Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
LONELY & CONELY, PRA.
RO. Box 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863) 763-3825

217197 ON 6/11,18/2007
PUBLIC NOTICE
r , I. '',I
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438.
1) 1992 Dodge Pickup (WHI)
Vin#1B7FL26G7NS665944
Sale Date: 06/29/07
@9:00 A.M.
218920 ON 6/18/07


of the late Liz Weisser, a longtime local Re-
altor, 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.,
Okeechobee, FL, 34972. Call Toni Doyle, as-
sociation executive, at (863) 467-0004 for in-
formation.

Senior Services offers assistance
Okeechobee Senior Services is currently
taking applications for the EHEAEP grant. You
must be 60 and over to qualify for assistance
with electric bills and you must have a shut
off notice. Call Kim at (863) 462-5180 for the
required documentation needed to apply.


OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coali-
tion's monthly meeting will be held Tuesday,
July 10, from 11:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St. Everyone is welcome and lunch
will be served. All parents and PTO mem-
bers from Okeechobee's public and private
schools are encouraged to attend and assist
in developing a county-wide prevention plan.
For information, contact Lydia Jean Williams
at (863) 634-9015.

Benefit beauty pageant planned
The 12th annual Mr. & Miss Firecracker
Fundraiser Beauty Pageant will be held Satur-
day, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee
High School lecture hall, 2800 U.S. 441 N.
Funds raised will go to the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Fire/Rescue volunteers to be used to pur-
chase 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 pro-
gram book. Deadline to enter is Sunday, July
8, at 5 p.m. No exceptions. Applications may
be picked up at Kid's Corner, the Chamber of
Commerce, Flower Petals, Photos by Bobbi
and the Okeechobee Fire Rescue Station. For
information call Donny Arnold at (863) 634-
6464; Pat Yeates at (863) 634-6985; or, Margie
at Fire/Rescue during business hours at (863)
763-5544.

Church to hold Bible school
Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd
St., will be offering Vacation Bible School to
youth between the ages of 4 through 13. The
school will be held Monday, July 30, through
Saturday, Aug. 4, from 6 until 9 p.m. For infor-
mation, call Carol at (863) 763-6602.

SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management
District's Okeechobee Service Center is seek-
ing Lake Okeechobee area photographs for
the 2008 Lake Okeechobee calendar. Win-
ning 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 con-
test is open to amateur photographers only.
Individuals may submit up to three photos.
For information, call (863) 462-5260.

Water instructor course offered
The American Red Cross will conduct wa-
ter safety instructor courses on Aug. 11, 17,
18, 24 and 25. The fee is $160. Applicants
must be at lest 15 years of age. To register, call
(863) 763-2488.

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

Church hosts Worldview Weekend
The First Baptist Church, as host church,
will sponsor Worldview Weekend on Oct. 12
and 13 at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W.
28th St. Speakers representing Worldview
Weekend will be Ken Ham, David Barton,
Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse, and Ron Carl-
son. The program is appropriate for ages 11
and up. Tickets can be obtained from Debi at
(863) 634-3525 or the First Baptist Church at
(863) 763-2171; or, online at www.worldview-
weekend.com.

Class of '57 members sought
Members of the class of '57 from first grade
to graduation or other, please contact Martin
Vickers at (423) 727-5631, Reba Platt at (863)
763-8906, or Faith Hawk at (863) 467-6083.

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

OHS class of '88 planning reunion
The Okeechobee High School class of
1988 has begun making plans for their 20th
reunion. Any members of the class of '88
.are asked to e-mail your name, address and
phone number to Larry Peterson, class presi-
dent, at ohsl988reunion@yahoo.com. We
will update you after each planning com-
mittee 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 begin-
ning at 6 p.m. Anyone wanting to quit using
drugs, or anyone who knows someone who
needs help quitting drugs is welcome. For in-
formation, call (863) 357-3053.

Realtors create scholarship fund
The Okeechobee County Board of Real-
tors will be offering a scholarship in memory


Floridians with unique needs. Volunteers
are appointed by the governor for a four-
year term. Local meetings are held on the
second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce.
Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for in-
formation; or, visit www.floridasac.org.

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collect-
ing empty printer and copy toner cartridges.
They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students.
To donate empty printer or toner cartridges,
they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W.
23rd Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S.
Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863) 462-5056,
or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.


Reunion for OHS class of'98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee
High School class of 1998 are asked to please
submit your contact information to ohs-
98grads@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 ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are
offering their second limited edition Christmas
2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament including a
numbered certificate with historical informa-
tion. Ornaments are $15 and proceeds fund
the ORE scholarship. The 2007 ornament
will be the Southland Hotel. The 2006 orna-
ment was the first brick school 1916. A limited
quantity of the 2006 ornaments is available.
Those who purchased ornaments last year
and would like the same ornament numbers)
and 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 Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.

Free summer program offered
'A Child's World Childcare and Preschool
will be offering a free summer program for 4-
year-old children. Space will be limited so reg-
ister early. To qualify for the program the fol-
lowing requirements must be met: the child
must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child
could not have participated in a VPK program
during the school year; and, the parent must
obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early
Learning Coalition located at the One Stop
Career Center. For information, call Malissa at
(863) 763-5453.

Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service
Unit is administering FPL's Care to Share
Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to
Share program is funded by Okeechobee's
FPL customers and FPL corporate funds.
The program provides emergency assis-
tance funds to customers who are in a crisis
situation and unable to pay their FPL elec-
tric 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.

Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop
called Deafening Silence, which deals with
providing services to deaf and hard of hear-
ing survivors of domestic violence. The date
and time will be announced at a later date
according to community interest and re-
sponse. Contact Shirlean Graham at (863)
763-2893.

Healthy Start seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting
donations ,of baby items such as furniture,
shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers
and other items for infants and toddlers.
Proceeds from the sale of donated items
will be used to benefit infants and pregnant
women in the community. For information,
call (863) 462-5877.

Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police
Athletic League of Okeechobee have dis-
count cards available. The cards are $10 and
are good for one year at selected business-
es. Cards can be purchased at CarQuest,
300 N.W. Park St. For information, call (863)
462-5863. Proceeds will go toward youth ac-
tivities in our community.

Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee
Branch offers a basic HIV/AIDs instruction
course that complies with Florida employ-
ment requirements for individuals work-
ing in various vocations. This is a self-study
course that includes text work and the suc-
cessful completion of a multiple choice
written test. The cost of the course is $15.
Call the local Red Cross office at (863) 763-
2488 for information.

Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of
volunteers to help man the skate park dur-
ing concession hours. Hours are available
any day of the week. We will provide train-
ings and background screenings. For infor-
mation, contact Mike Davis, youth project
director, at (863) 462-5863.

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in
this area has openings for membership. The
members of the volunteer council protect
and advocate for a better quality of life for


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