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Vol. 99 No. 156


Briefs
Prepare for
hurricanes now
Hurricane season started
June 1. Are you ready for a hur-
ricane? For information on hur-
ricane season, see pages 9, 10
and 11.

Event to benefit
Gene O'Neill
A benefit for Gene O'Neil
will be held on June 13 from
5:30 to 11 p.m.
The benefit will include a
social hour, dinner, dance and
auction.
Items donated for the auc-
tion include five 3-day family
emergency kits by ProPac, a
Midland weather radio with
antenna extension and hard-
of-hearing light, a fresh water
kit, including WaterBob reserve
bladder and several cases of
AquaBlox water, four cases
of HeaterMeals, a clean up kit
of various large amounts of
cleaning materials and sup-
plies, a TentCot from Kamprite,
a Briggs & Stratton Elite Series
8500 Starting Watt portable
generator, and, an autographed
Tony Stewart 1:24 model #20
car.
There will also be door priz-
es, such as weather radios.
Tickets are avalible at
Okeechobee Chamber of Com-
merce, Okeechobee County.
Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee'
Fire Rescue Station 1 and the
Okeechobee County Commis-
sion Office.
Anyone interested in pur-
chasing tickets to pick up at the
KOA may contact Lynn Yeo, at
863-634-4102.
Tickets are $20 singles and
$30 couple for the dinner and
dance. For those only wishing
to attend the dance, tickets are
$10.

Drought Index


Current: 540
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake Levels

9.55 feet
Last Year: 9.01 feet



Pogey's Family Restaurant
1759 S. Parrott Ave.
763-7222
Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level

Index
Classifieds 6, 7
Comics .12
Community Events..................... 4
Crossword 12
Obituaries.. 5
Opinion 4
Speak Out 4
Sports 8
TV ...... 4
Weather 2
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Drug operation nets 10 arrests


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee Narcotics
Task Force undercover operation
has ended with 10 people being
arrested on felony drug charges.
The operation, aimed at the
street level sales of illegal narcot-
ics, began earlier this year with
undercover law enforcement of-
ficers making crack cocaine pur-


chases in the Douglas Park area.
According to a Narcotics Task
Force detective, all of the trans-
actions were videotaped.
Once the purchase had been
completed and the seller of the
illegal drugs had been identified
warrants were issued for their ar-
rests. Task force detectives along
with deputies from the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office have


spent the last two weeks round-
ing up those individuals who al-
legedly sold the drugs.
Following their arrest, all of
the individuals were booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail.
Those arrested, along with
their charges and bonds, were:
Oscar Ford, 25, Douglas
Pa-' ...- b-arged with posses-
sic ne with intent to sell


Helping hearts: Students jump rope


Submitted photo/Shelby Schutt
First grader in Mrs. Thomas' class Sarika Chauhan (right) took her turn at the hurdles
station during the outdoor Jump Rope for Heart event at South Elementary School.

Fundraiser raises over $500


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
South Elementary School
students participated in the
American Heart Association's
Jump Rope for Heart program
on Tuesday, June 3.
Students from kindergarten
to fifth grade participated and
raised over $500.
Jump Rope for Heart is a
program that promotes the
value of physical activity to ele-
mentary school children while
showing them they can con-
tribute to their community's
welfare.
The students learn to estab-
lish the foundation of move-
ment skills needed by learning
to jump rope. By learning posi-
tive experiences at this young
age of life this program helps to
establish a positive attitude and
appreciation for participating in
regular, daily physical activity
for life.
Students secure sponsors to


Submitted photo/Shelby Schutt
First grade students at South Elementary hop til they
drop during the outdoor Jump Rope for Heart event at
South Elementary School on Tuesday, June 3.


raise money for the fight against
heart disease and stroke while
learning about the seriousness
of heart disease and stroke, the
lifelong benefits of physical ac-


tivity and the importance of liv-
ing a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Parent volunteers helped

See Jump Page 2


and sale 'of cocaine. His bond
was set at $30,000.
Shelby Ramon Willis, 25,
N.W Ninth St., was charged with
possession of cocaine with in-
tent to sell. His bond was set at
$30,000.
James Tyrone Young, 42,
N.E. 11th St., was charged with
possession of cocaine with in-
tent to sell (two counts) and sale


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
By a vote of 50-18, road
deputies with the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
have chosen to become mem-
bers of the Fraternal Order of
Police (FOP).
The vote, held from April 12
through May 6, was only open
to those members of the OCSO
road division under the rank of
corporal. There were 57 depu-
ties eligible to vote.
Sheriff Paul May and FOP
representative Joe Puleo of
Palm Beach Gardens met Tues-
day, June 2, morning to discuss
their goals and what the union
wants to do for the local depu-
ties.
"He's a great guy," said Mr.
Puleo of Sheriff May. "I would
have liked to work for someone
like him."


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Eight acres of brush burned
in the 4500 block of N.W. 240th
Street Monday, and smoke
from the blaze caused traffic
problems for Sheriff Deputies
to handle.
Okeechobee County Fire
Rescue and the Division of For-
estry responded just after mid-
day to the blaze. Four units and
seven firemen from the County
responded.


of cocaine. His bond was set at
$90,000.
Willis Dantriel Lewis, 24,
N.E. Fifth St., was charged with
possession of cocaine with in-
tent to sell (two counts) and sale
of cocaine. His bond was set at
$160,000.
Ernest Chapman, 27, Doug-
las Park, was charged with pos-
See Arrests Page 2


Mr. Puleo, who has been
retired for eight years, spent 31
years as a law enforcement of-
ficer in New York.
"We spoke at length and
our goals are the same, and
that is to secure the best pos-
sible working 'conditions for
the people working here," said
Sheriff May Tuesday afternoon.
"The deputies have every right
under the law to unionize."
Mr. Puleo said he is prepar-
ing proposals and once they are
put in the form of a contract he
will ask for a meeting with the
bargaining agent for the county,
which will be Sheriff May. The
FOP rep said they will not only
negotiate for higher salaries but
also for the police officer's bill
of rights, holidays and vacation
times.
OCSO deputies currently
See Union Page 2


No structures were threat-
ened and there were no injuries
reported. The only damage was
to a fence on the property, fire
reports stated.
The report from Paramedic
Everette Wooten said the origin
was unknown and the cause of
the blaze was under investiga-
tion.
At first the fire was difficult
to control due to windy condi-
tions. An afternoon thunder-
See Fires Page 2


Detective says


tagging are not


gang related


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Investigators are currently
trying to find the individual or
individuals responsible for 'tag-
ging' area businesses.
These taggings, said Detec-
tive Sergeant Brad Stark of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), are not gang
related.
"Typically, this is railroad
train-type tagging," he said.
Sgt. Stark, who heads up the


OCSO gangs unit, said there are
a couple of ways to tell that the
taggings are not related to any
local gangs -- the type of text,
or font, used and there are no
gang insignias. These taggings
have been done in what he de-
scribed as bubble text, while
gangs traditionally use the Old
English font.
"Bubble text is something
they (gangs) rarelyuse," hesaid.
"And they're (gangs) not going
See Taggings Page 2


Submitted photo/Okeechobee City Police Department
Detective John Zeigler of the Okeechobee City Police Department is currently looking for
those responsible for 'tagging' this wall on the outside of a downtown business. The detec-
tive said the painting was done sometime last weekend. Similar types of painting have been
done on another city business, as well as a flea market located in the county. The taggings
are not gang related, said Detective Sergeant Brad Stark of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office gangs unit.


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supervise the event that was led
by physical education teacher Mr,
Marshall Schlabachl
This event was sponsored by
the American Heart Association,
i. t, ,' and the American Alli-
ance for Health Physical Educa-
tion Recreation and Dance.
Students enjoyed music and
four stations that were set up for
the ,;. .. jump '* i,- events.
Stations at the event included
hurdles, limbo, jump rope re-


Union
Continued From Page 1

get 12 paid holidays and one per-
sonal paid holiday. They are also
allowed to work special details
that can pay up to $25 per hour,
while the (,, ) still pays their in-
surance,
The FOP, which is made up
solely of law enforcement offi-
cers, has a membership of over
20,000 in Florida and over 300,000
nationwide.
The union has been in opera-
tion in Florida since the 1950s.
On the subject of higher pay,
Sheriff May said his new I.i.'-, I
has a pay increase -ii, in as well
as a higher .i.iriiil,; salary for new


lay and %ac races, .Slindenis got
a i(hance to try each s1;,taion
that kept their hearts pumping
throughout tlie day wlhich also
helped to ciilniiilate the last days
of school.
St idernts who raised over $ 150
will be entered into a drawing for
free trip to Walt Disney World,
Florida.
S . ..1,-, to the Am ericani
Heart Associations website, tihe
top ten ways to help children de-
velop healthy habits are:
1. To be a positive role model.
If you're practicing healthy habits,
it is a lot easier to convince chil-
dren to do the same.


deputies. This increase came
about despite the fact that the
new OCSO spending plan is 3.32
percent less than last year's. The
new budget totals $17,675,058.
The sheriff said the pay hike
was made possible by doing
away with some capital outlay -
namely, new patrol cars.
"Instead of buying 18, we'll
purchase six," he said. "The new
cars are Chevrolets that get about
5 miles to the gallon more than
our bigger patrol cars."
OCSO road patrol deputies cur-
rently start at a rate of $13.99 per
hour, or $31,284 per year. There is
no salary cap for road deputies.
In Highlands County, road pa-
trol deputies start at $14.22 per
hour. The top salary for these
deputies is $21.05 per hour. At the


2 (;et thle whole famiil'y active.
Plan liU-es 0for everyone to get
moving t.... i., Take v ,ilkVs, ride
bikes, o in I 'i:. i garden or
jisi play hide-anld-seek outside.
Everyone will benefit from the ex-
ercise and the tine together.
3. Limit IV, video ... and
computer time. These habits lead
to a sedenitary lifestyle and ex-
cessive snacking, which increase
risks for obesity and cardiovascu-
lar disease.
4. Encourage physical activi-
ties that children really enjoy. Ev-
ery child is unique. Let children
experiment with dult.-.. -i activi-
ties until each finds ,.,, inh,


Hardee County :.I -ril s ( nii.-,
road deputies start at $15.87 per
hour or $34,660 per year. There is
no cap on their top salary.
"When I heard their salaries,
I was astounded," said Mr. Puleo
in a February interview. "I know
they're in a rural area but they still
have the same stress and dangers
as a municipality. Their salaries
are way below the norm."
Sheriff May said his deputies
are also concerned about their in-
surance package and feel the FOP
may be able to get them a better
package.
"If they can bring us a better
insurance package, we'll use it,"
said the sheriff.
A records check indicates that
for an OCSO employee on the
single health insurance plan, the


that hlie or she really loves doing.
They'll stick with it longer if they
love it,
5. be supportive. Focus on the
positive instead of the negative.
Everyone likes to be praised for a
job well done. Celebrate success-
es and help children and teens
develop a good self-image.
6. Set specific goals and lim-
its, such as one hour of physi-
cal activity a day or two desserts
per week other than fruit. When
goals are too abstract or limits too
restrictive, the chance for success
decreases.
7. Don't reward children with
food. Candy and snacks as a re-


.i .,; office pays $450.19 per
month while the employee pays
ii .iii '
"About 75 percent of our
people pay nothing on their in-
surance because they are on our
single plan," he added.
For an employee and child
plan, the employee pays $274.42
per month while the OCSO pays
$504.54. For an employee and
spouse plan, the employee pays
$337.62, while the OCSO pays
560.14. For the employee and
family plan, the employee pays
$620.87 per month while the
sheriff's office pays $653.78.
On the dental plan, the sheriff's
office pays $36.02 for every plan.
For the single plan, the employee
pays nothing but will pay $28.60
for the employee and spouse


ward encourage bad .' Fjed
other ways to celebrate yorrd b,'
havior.
8. Make dinnerfime a ,
time. When everyone 'it, dowii
together to eat, there's le', chtani
of children ,i th .
foods or snacking too inuch. Get
the kids involved in cooking and
planning meals. Everyone devel-
ops good eating habits .** ., '
and the quality time with the fam-
ily will be an added bonus.
9. Make a game of i If : '
food labels. The whole ..I ill1
learn what's good for their health
and be more conscious of what
they eat. It's a habit that helps


plan; $26.31 for the employee
and child plan; and, $54.35 for the
employee and family plan.
OCSO deputies tried unsuc-
cessfully in 2005 to join the Police
Benevolent Association (PBA),
but failed to get the majority num-
ber of votes. But, Sheriff May said
he wasn't surprised that it passed
this time around and was not
bothered by the fact that some of
his employees will now be part of
a union.
"Absolutely not. Their safety
and well being is my top priority,"
he said. "And if the union can help
protect them, I'm all for it."
While those voting for the
change will pay union dues of
$25 per month, Sheriff May said
the 18 deputies that voted against
joining the FOP will not have to


change behavior for a lifetime.
I10. Stay involved. Be an advo-
rate for healthier children. Insist
oni good food choices at school.
Make sure your children's health-
care providers are monitoring
cardiovascular indicators like
BMI, blood pressure and choles-
terol. Contact public officials on
matters of the heart. Make your
voice heard.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


pay any dues.
"But, they will still be covered
by the union," he said.
After meeting with the OCSO
deputies, Mr. Puleo said he was
quite impressed.
"They are really a nice bunch
of guys and gals," he said Tuesday
morning. "I've never met such a
close knit group."
Mr. Puleo said no negotiations
have been scheduled, but when
they are, they will be open to the
public.
"Negotiations are public hear-
ings and are open to the public,"
he said.


Arrests
('ioul ini'(1d From P1'.i 1

session of cocaine with intent to
sell and sale of cocaine. His bond
was set at $1 ,1 "11'1
Martez Leon Daniels, 24,
NE. 18th Ave., was, i r._-,1 with
possession of cocaine -'. .i1 intent
to sell and f sce of cocaine, His
bond was set at I .1,11iii
Techalin Joseph, 21, N.E,
t.ith AvC., was I 1,.1 ,'.'1 with pos-
session of cocaine with intent
to sell (two counts) and sale of
cocaine. Hi bond was set at
iiII Iiii
1* ,,imi .ii. Maurice Corde,
NE, 14th Ave., was c. h,-..l
with possession of cocaine 1111
intent to sell (two counts) and
sale of cocaine. His bond was set
at 1.- i in111i


Arturo Cameron
Garcia Jr. Kelly
Artiro Garcia Jr., 26,
S1 ., 1i ,I i i ...o. i was charged
with possession of cocaine with
intent to sell (two counts) and
sale of cocaine. His bond was set
at 'i .1 1111
Cameron II), 24, N.E. 15th
St., was charged with possession
of cocaine with intent to sell (two
counts) and sale of cocaine. His
bond was set at 1.'I.1,1III.
All of those charged in this
case are from i 1. ,. In dii,,


Today's Weather


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Oscar Ford


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Young Corde Daniels


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storm blew :ii. u.Il. just as fire-
men had the fire put out. About
3,000 -.11. ,l11,, of water was used
to put out the blaze, Fire Chief
Iii. I. Hopkins said,
,,in-rll Deputies handled traf-
fic control to avoid mishaps due
to i. .11 '1111%,


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p'|(letjAv uiun'fionr mall \was

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A press leasee sLtaed that
11tin 101 rNi' t e Ss. of H ies
0vTi \\'%Is wade 'o 5a violation
of pIA1t1in chioi' Cl. and hon-
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in So.. mo l0

Intft' agwi'-nts l i ti the ho 11o


ern end of the ri, n I'' ...Monday
as ligtitniny, sparked a brush fire
near the BlueleMld Ranch on tihe
county line between Okeechobee
and St. Lucie County.
Firemen had trouble reaching
the flames in some heavy brush
and woods, and DOF officials said
flames were 35 feet high in spots.
i i., ..,i I,.l.,- fire rescue also
put out a 40 acre brush fire in a
pasture near the I'.h.ii.Il Ranch.


it was a busy dlay on the east There were no injuries.


Taggings
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to put up '. U i ,, 'il 11 ,l.I doesn't
represent i, ini;. Th ii \' just
, ,n i .. i, ,, do that,"
o.' '1.I1 along with Detective
h.i6 ,' 1 I'h1-1 of the I, 1, 11 'I ,
'iiv Il,, I. Department (OCPD),
are', ,li ii it: a couple of incidents
In which the 'artist' wrote I,.
ae ,I ...,-,,in bubble text,'
.1,, said l-',i''.-u i: has been clone
at .II,- i,,1i I LI It M market on
U.S. 441 1..o, and the Oei-.-.ih,
Shop on ., 70 E in I i1. I \ limn
. 1 i ilI 'ii, .. t- th .1 .. l.'L i w roI e
1l,,n i h 1and "mirke", said
ind 11 ",i i dete tive
[Di,-, i,,ii' -i LI.i is, also workt
itg an itnidenut tha occrre ed
., .iI li ii last weekend in which
0n outside wall on Ii. (11EE(T
. ,i l I .,i ii iiit .iii 11!-: w as p)aint-
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"*MiR-ANT*",
The OCPD investigator said
Monday, June 2, that the orange
spray paint was applied to the
company's wall sometime on
May31 or June 1.
Even tlh.ir'l the tag-
gings are not gang related, the
perpetrators) could still be
I. ,I,, ,i with criminal mischief.
iin I i-' the incidents are mis-
demeanors since damage must
top the $1,000 mark to bump the
li.ii.,, up to felony status, said
S.'I Stark.
if .,I\.iin has any informa-
trion in regard to these tagging
incidents II '. are asked to con-
tacl Detective John D7 il.h I at the
Okeechobee ii\ Police Depart-
inent, .,1. :-763-5521, or Detective
'.1 Brad ,,, I. at the Okeechobee
' iii\ Sheriff's ..:. 863-763-
3117.


only used to manufacture

Thee owner of the residence.
Nancy M.L Corley. was arrested
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Today: Partly sunny, with isolated afternoon showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The wind will be from
the southeast at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the
afternoon. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower 70s. The
wind will be from east at 5 to 10 mph.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Partly sunny, with isolated afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The wind will
be from the east at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the
afternoon. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower
70s.
Friday: Partly sunny, with isolated afternoon showers and thun-
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Friday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower 70s.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a chance or showers and thunder-
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Saturday night: Partly cloudy. The low will be in the lower
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Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
John Allen Leggio, 41, S.E.
38th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested June 2 by Officer J. Gon-
zalez on a felony charge of grand
theft. He was also charged with
the misdemeanor of resisting an
officer without violence. His bond
was set at $12,500.
Phaedra Leary, 39, S.E. 95th
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested
June 2 by Officer J. Gonzalez on
a charge of grand theft. Her bond
was set at $7,500.
Lawrence William Brown,


49, S.E. 26th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 2 by Deputy Robbie
Lamb on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation possession of
cocaine. He is being held without
bond.
Dracy Peacock, 38, N.W.
47th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested June 2 by Deputy Sergeant
J. Royal on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him with the
felony of driving while license
revoked habitual offender. His
bond was set at $5,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who
is later found innocent or has
had the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
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By Eric Kopp
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An Okeechobee teen is being
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ter for his alleged connection with
11 burglaries in both the city and
county.
Jonathan Covello, 16, was ar-
rested May 21 and will be held in
the Department of Juvenile Justice
Detention Center in Fort Pierce. A
judge has ordered that Covello be
held there for a period of 21 days.
Covello was charged with eight
counts of burglary by Detective Bill
Saum of the Okeechobee City Po-
lice Department (OCPD). He was
also arrested by Detective Bryan
Lowe of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) on charges
of burglary with property damage


over $1,000 (three counts) and
grand theft (three counts).
Detective SaLum said Covello
was charged for his alleged con-
nection with break-ins at the
Country Cooler, Big 0 Drive Thru,
Shockley Electric, Captain D's,
the Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus and Central Elementary and
the attempted burglaries of Beef
O'Brady's and Advance Discount
Auto Parts.
Detective Saum explained that
the attempted statute is built into
the burglary statute and is no lon-
ger a separate charge.
Detective Lowe has charged the
teenager with break-ins at Yearling
Middle School, the Sports Complex
and the Chobee Drive Thru.
The two detectives said the bur-
glaries began in February and end-


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ed with the most recent on May 7.
Detective Saum said while keys
were taken from Central Elemen-
tary, nothing was apparently taken
from the Freshman Campus. He
said that school was "ransacked
mostly."
As for his other charges Detec-
tive Lowe said the teen apparently
took keys and cell phones from
Yearling, along with checks and
cash from the safe at the Sports
Complex.
According to Detective Saum
the amount of damages to build-
ings, along with stolen items, has
been estimated at $6,000. None of
the items or cash reportedly stolen
have been recovered.
"But, I don't have all the dam-
age numbers from everybody,"
said the OCPD detective.


Detective Saum went on to say
that Covello was already on proba-
tion following his arrest on bur-
glary charges in December 2007.
The OCPD detective went on to
say that the teenager was identified
by fingerprints.
Detective Lowe said besides
cash, items taken were limited
to cigarettes and cigars that were
later sold on the street.
According to both detectives the
investigation into these and other
local burglaries is continuing.
If anyone has any information
about the break-ins they are asked
to contact Detective Bill Saum at
863-763-5521 or Detective Bryan
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TRAINS: So many in this county work in Palm Beach County or
somewhere else on the coast.a commuter train would probably be
very welcomed. I think it would give some a chance at jobs that they
cant get here. Any money to restore or rebuild it would be well worth
it in my opinion.
TREES: From everything I see and read, Florida is going to keep
getting hotter. If global warming keeps up, Okeechobee will end up
beach front property. We need to recycle. We need to drive less. We
need to develop and use vehicles that are cleaner. And we need to
plant trees, lots of trees. Think about it. We could use the shade.
ELECTIONS: On some election ballots they ask if certain judges
should be re-appointed. I have a hard time answering that because I
like making informed decisions and I have never heard of any of them
much less how good they are doing at their job. I have even gone as
far as googling their names and come up empty. What do you all do?
PRINCIPALS: If I had my choice, I think principals should be like
presidents. I think they should be moved around after four years. I
know one who has become very complacent and acts like afraid
to stand up to anyone. At least transferring them around the county
would keep them more on their toes and give them a diversity of ex-
perience.
TRAINS: If we had regular train service to the mall on the weekend
I think it would be packed with people. It costs so much just to drive to
the coast these days. I think more trains would be a great idea.
SHOPPING: It seems to me that the local stores are really missing
a big opportunity to attract more customers. It costs a lot to drive out
a of town to shop. The local stores should be doing all they can to make
it easier to shop in town. For example, they could stay open late one
night a week. They could offer special sales or double coupon days,
free delivery of large items. They should be thinking of ways to use
the gas price issue to their advantage. Maybe they just need to find out
what people really want and offer it. Maybe there are special clothing
or shoe brands or something like that. Sure they will have to charge
more than you would pay on the coast, but when you consider the
cost of the gasoline to drive to the coast, it might come out the same.
TRAINS: As a child I used to love riding the trains. It is a great
way to travel. You can sit and talk with your companions or play card
games. You can get up and walk around to stretch your legs. You can
even take a nap. It is so much less stressful than driving. I wish the
state of Florida would put in more trains. We need public transporta-
tion as individual cars are just too expensive to operate. I think if they
put in trains, people would use them enough that they would pay for
themselves.
CSX: Why now the rush to save the old train station? It is such an
eyesore is and not worth fixing. Let CSX tear it down! I recently took
the train to Tampa. At every stop along the way it is obvious the cities
have maintained their stations. All are freshly painted and well main-
tained. They seem to care about the appearance shown to travelers
passing through. To see the look on the passengers' faces as you pull
into this town was embarrassing. Not even a sign welcoming arrivals
or anything! We should feel lucky the train stops here at all. I suggest
private money be used to move the depot next to the old, run-down
jail and replace it with a double-wide. Move some rusted vehicles from
t Ihe front of the junkyard downtown to the parking lot so everyone can
see the real Okeechobee
GAS PRICES: There is a station that does not have its gas prices
posted in plain view. Isn't this against the law?
MORE FOR THE KIDS: To all of you who would like more for
our children to do. There is baseball, soccer, a huge swimming pool,
horse drill teams, rodeo, whether entering or observing, there is a rest
home full of people who would love visits, there is a dog pound who
would love volunteers, we have fishing, KOA memberships for the
summer months, which include putt-putt, beauty pageants, church-
es galore, 4-H. And if all else fails, get the little darlings to do chores
around the house, cleaning windows, sweeping, doing lawn work,
wash the car, feed the dogs and horses. Clean the 4-wheeler, learn
how to change the oil, and things like that. Girls, learn how to bake
and clean the house. After that they can learn how to cook and barbe-
cue on the grill. Still need something to do? Visit your grandparents, I
am sure they would love to see you. They will be so tired after all this,
a water park would be too much effort. The cure for the water park
blues? Get a slip and slide, turn on the water hose, Instant water park
in your yard.
CONFUSED: I have a question. Why is it legal to sell drug para-
phernalia, but if you get stopped, and it is found in your car, it is illegal?
I think it should be illegal to sell pipes and bongs and all the equip-
ment. What do you think?
ENTERTAINMENT: With the summer heating up, the suggestion
of a local water park sounds great. I know my family would buy an
annual pass. I think a lot of people would be happy to support a local
water park. Okeechobee is getting big enough to support more kinds
of entertainment, especially something the whole family could enjoy
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Wednesday, June 4
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.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the
American Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would
like to welcome all energetic young people between the ages of 21
and 39, who are interested in working towards the betterment of our
community. For information, call Margaret Bowers at 863-763-7399.
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.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
101 Fifth Ave. For information call 863-634-4780.
Moose Lodge Bingo and food, food served at 5 p.m. and bingo
starts at 6 p.m. For information call 863-763-2250. Public is welcome.


Thursday, June 5
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at 863-467-8020, or Belinda at 863-357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-
357-1639.
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.
Third 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 Graham or Irene
Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will
meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third
St. For information, call Hugh Lambert at 863-763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will
meet at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W Second St. Anyone interested
may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at 863-467-1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call 863-467-2321.


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Community Events

Free summer camp planned
Suncoast Mental Health Center, Inc will be conducting a free arts
and crafts summer camp to develop peer bonds and social skills for
all Okeechobee children. Fun at the Sun will begin June 17 through
Aug. 12 for ages 6-12 and Thursdays, June 19 through Aug. 14 for ages
13-18 from 9 a.m. to noon. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited,
call Yolanda at 863-763-2288 to sign up.

Okeechobee Autism Support Group forms
Okeechobee Autism Support Group beings June 14 from 4 until 5
p.m. It is a new support group started by a mom with an autistic child.
Do you know or are you a mom with an autistic child? Meet moms
going through the same thing. Share ideas, news and experiences. No
age requirement, help others and teach others is the goal. This will be
held at local residence that is child friendly with safe backyard fun. The
support group will be held every other Saturday of the month starting
June 14. For more information call Johanna at 910-495-3171 or email
her at leidicrews@msn.com.

Schools provide summer meals
Okeechobee County Public School District is sponsoring meals at
school site during the Summer School session from Tuesday, June 10
through Monday, June 30. Meals will be provided to all children at no
charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program
and its activities are the same for all, regardless of race, color, national
origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in
the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the follow-
ing sites: South Elementary School, 2468 S.W Seventh Ave., Osceola
Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th St., and Okeechobee High School, 2800
Hwy 441 N. For students that are not registered for summer school
activities, interested parents may register their child/children for the
food program. Questions may be directed to the Food Service Office
by calling 863-462-5148. Parents will be required to provided trans-
portation to and from the school site and will be required to stay with
their children during the meal. Any person who believes he/she has
been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write
or call immediately to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Inde-
pendence Avenue, S.W Washington, D.C., 20250-9410 or call 800-795-
3272 (voice) or 202-720-6282 (TTY).

Free Christian Rock concert planned
Reach FM kicks off summer on Friday, June 6, in Flagler Park with
a rockin' FREE CONCERT for the whole family! Featuring City of Da-
vid, Hello Revolution, Prodigal Son and DJ Obadiah. Music runs from
5-10 p.m. Christian Skaters will be at this event. Concessions available
to benefit local charities including Rylee's Hope, Real Life Children's
Ranch, and the Pregnancy Center. This is a community event and we
are inviting all to come! Call 1-877-732-2400 for more information.

Camper drawing to benefit Hospice
Retired Judge Ed Miller has generously donated a 2005 Aliner Sofa
Model Camper to Big Lake Hospice, in memory of Jack and Frances
Raulerson and Waymon Jones of Georgia. Tickets for the drawing are
$5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at the Big Lake Hospice
office or Thrift Store located at 3543 Highway 441, next to Publix. The
winning ticket will be drawn on Father's Day, June 15. The winning
ticket will be published in the Okeechobee News and announced on
WOKC.All proceeds from the drawing will benefit Big Lake Hospice's
patient care fund.For more information or questions please contact
Big Lake Hospice at 863-763-0707.

Extension Service offers fertilizer workshop
The Florida department of Agriculture has established new rules
about turf fertilizer, including proportions of nutrients and labeling re-
quirements.
Come let Angela Sachson, Florida Yards & Neighborhoods explain
the new Florida fertilizer label as well as best practices for feeding your
landscape plants. The workshop will be held on June 17, from 5:30
until 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Extension Service Office, 458
Highway 98 North, Okeechobee
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 863-763-6469
to sign up.

Summer camp at Lake Denton
Summer camp at Lake Denton is back! Camps in June will be avail-
able for children in 2nd through 5th grades, 6th through 8th grades
and K5 through 2nd grades. The K5-2nd is one night with parent par-
ticipation encouraged. In July they will have camps for 6th through
8th grades and 9th through 12th grades. Applications for camp can be
obtained from the website at www.lakedentoncamp.org or by calling
Pam Elders at 863-634-9280 or Phil Elders at 863-634-8722.

IRCC Planetarium show set
The Constellations, Friday, June 6, at 7 and 8 p.m. and Saturday,
June 7, at 2 and 3 p.m. at the Hallstrom Planetarium, IRCC Main Cam-
pus 3209 Virginia Avenue, Ft. Pierce. The constellations are very old,
and the stories told about them date back 5,000 years and more. Come
and learn more about the stars. Tickets are $3. Call the IRCC Box Of-
fice at 1-800-220-9915.


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Lykes Bros. Inc. awards five scholarships


TAMPA-- Lykes Bros. Inc.
(Lykes) announces a total of
$60,000 in scholarship funds to
five high school graduates in four
Florida counties and one gradu-
ate in Texas.
The 2008 scholarship recipi-
ents are: Amy Lundy of Moore Ha-
ven High School, Glades County;
Alexandra Swain of Lake Placid
High School, Highlands County;
Angela McCall of Okeechobee
High School, Okeechobee Coun-
ty; Nicole Hensel of C. Leon King
High School, Hillsborough Coun-
ty; Roberto Flotte, of Presidio High


School in Presidio, Texas.
The awards are part of the
Lykes Memorial Scholarships
Program in memory of the Lykes
founding family members. The
scholarships are now funded by
the Lykes Springhill Foundation
and are awarded to students who
demonstrated exceptional scho-
lastic achievement, financial need
and leadership in school and
community organizations.
"These scholarships are in line
with our commitment to the fu-
ture of the communities where
we work or do business," said


Lykes spokesperson Cour Cura-
tolo. "The scholarships are pro-
vided to promising young people
in designated Florida and Texas
counties who intend to pursue
one of several specified fields of
study." Some of these fields in-
clude Accounting, Agriculture,
Biology, Business Economics,
Citrus, Environmental Science,
Finance, Forestry and Land Man-
agement/Planning.
Each scholarship is a four-year
award at $3,000 per year, pro-
vided the recipient attends an ac-
credited college or university and


maintains a 2.5 or better grade
point average. Recipients are also
eligible to participate in Summer
Internship Programs with Lykes
and several have been hired as full
time employees upon graduation.
"The most satisfying result of the
program is to see these students
return home after college, find
a career with the company, and
become leaders in their commu-
nity" said Rich Hetherton, human
resources director for Lykes.


Submitted photo

Students learn about
business
(top): Okeechobee High School Academy of Finance stu-
dents learned about business by working with local busi-
nesses. Mike Ford, center, salesman at Gilbert Chevrolet,
is pictured with Academy of Finance Students. (bottom):
Okeechobee High School Academy of Finance students
visits Pritchards Insurance as part of their program. Left
to right are Agents Lisa Rodriguez, Alfredo Sanchez, Lauri
Hester, David May, Academy of Finance Students, Instruc-
tor Daryl Roehm.


Today in History


Today is Wednesday, June 4,
the. 156th day of 2008. There are
210 days left in the year.
Today's highlight in his-
tory:
On June 4, 1942, the Pacific
Battle of Midway began during
World War II; three days later,
American naval forces claimed
a decisive victory over the Japa-
nese.
Ten years ago: A federal
judge sentenced Terry Nichols
to life in prison for his role in the
Oklahoma City bombing. Ameri-
cans aboard the shuttle Discovery
arrived at the Russian space sta-
tion Mir to pick up U.S. astronaut
Andrew Thomas, who'd spent

Obituaries
Charles Ruth Partain
Charles Ruth Partain, age 65
of Okeechobee died June 2, 2008
at Raulerson Hospital. Mr. Partain
was born July 14, 1942 in March
Tree, Ark to Charley and Ruth
Partain. He was a laborer having
come to Okeechobee from Orange
County in 1998.
Mr. Partain is survived .by four
brothers, David Partain of Okeecho-
bee, Kenneth Partain of Larnch-
berg, Tenn., Louie Partain of Los
Angeles, Calif., and Philip Partain
of Tennessee; two sisters, Linda
Powell of South Carolina and Tresa
Partain of Tennessee; very close
friends, Sol Reya Nieto and Roger
and Linda Estes of Okeechobee.
No visitation or services will be
held.
Friends may sign the guestbook
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee Fu-
neral Home and Crematory.


four months in orbit.
Five years ago: President
Bush held landmark meetings
with the Israeli and Palestinian
prime ministers, hoping to ad-
vance a Middle East peace plan
after winning new support from
top Arab leaders. Martha Stew-
art stepped down as head of her
media empire, hours after federal
prosecutors in New York charged
her with obstruction of justice,
conspiracy, securities fraud and
lying to investigators. (Stewart
was later convicted of lying about
why she'd sold her shares of Im-
Clone Systems stock in 2001, just
before the stock price plunged.)
One year ago: President


Bush left on an eight-day Euro-
pean trip that included a Group of
Eight summit in Germany. Military
judges dismissed charges against
a Guantanamo detainee accused
of chauffeuring Osama bin Laden
and another who allegedly killed
a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan. In-
surgents linked to al-Qaida issued
a video in which they claimed to
have killed all three U.S. soldiers
captured in an ambush on May
12. (The body of Pfc. Joseph
Anzack Jr. has been recovered;
Spc. Alex Jimenez and Pvt. Byron
Fouty remain missing.) A federal
indictment accused Lousiana
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Thought for Today: "If
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1 loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother.
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remembered by so very many whose lives she has
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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



ASSISTED LIVING for
elderly. 24 hour care by
registered nurse. TLC in
nice family home.
(863)763-2334


NW
ENROLLING!
U -Curriculum
'Based
-W Family
I_". ? Daycare!
Fun-Leamin Activites In A
Classroom Setting, Fenced
Playground and much more
Preschool Ages: 1W- 5vrs old


DEE'S MINOR REPAIR
License # 5698
& Pressure Washing
License #1126
FREE ESTIMATES
(863)467-2917
or (863)261-6425

? NEED HELP ?
CALL GEORGE CARTER
Painting, Repairs, Carpentry
Power Washing
FREE CONSULTATION
(863)763-4775


Bombay Furniture- Cherry,
Twin bed mattress set,
Chest, Night Stand, $250 or
best offer (863)763-5876
BR SET 6 pc., king, colonial,
head/footboard, frame, 2 ni-
testands, matching armoire,
$600. (863)675-3016
BUNK BED wooden, with
desk and 4 drawer dresser, 2
mattresses, paid $800 ask-
ing $400 (863)467-1301
BUNK BEDS White, metal
frame w/futon & twin mat-
tress, good condition. $200
(863)467-0487
CHINA CABINET Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
DINING ROOM TABLE Glass
top w/ stainless steel bot-
tom. $50 (863)467-9892
DINING TABLE Large, wood,
6 chairs. $250
727-599-3007
DINING TABLE Solid pine
trestle w/4 upholstered
chairs & 1 bench. $80
(863)763-6140
ELEC LIFT CHAIR w/battery
backup, micro suede, beige,
like brand new,$400
(863)467-4340
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
holds up to 60" TV, dark wal-
nut finish, w/compartments,
$400. (863)697-2032
LR SUITE microfiber, brown,
excellent condition, $400 ne-
gotiable (863)517-0244
MATTRESS Box spring &
frame, full size, like new.
$100(863)885-1161

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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, 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/
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
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C 3 ton, package unit, with
heat, $300. (863)675-8937
WINDOW UNIT Admiral
18,000 btu/hr, 220v, still in
box, never opened, has re-
mote. $375 (863)357-6175
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classified


BED & DRESSER- Antique
Victorian Walnut, Circa
1880's, $1200 or will sell
separate (863)447-0230
Fish Scaler-Rock it, automat-
ic, 10x21, only $110 Call
(863)763-7355 will deliver


Chest freezer- opens from the
top, white, like new, used 6
months $75 (863)357-7265
DISHWASHER Kenmore, ex-
cellent condition $25
(863)946-3822 Moore
Haven
ELECTRIC DRYER Maytag,
works very well, $100 or
best offer. (863)801-3291
GAS STOVE, apt size. $150
LaBelle (863) 673-8944
MICROWAVE Stainless Steel,
Large. Like new $75
(863)763-2763
PORTABLE DISHWASHER -
w/cutting board top and
sanitize wash, very good
cond $135 (863)763-1997
REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool,
top & bottom, excellent con-
dition. $249 (954)675-4814
REFRIGERATOR- white, 18.5
cu ft, ice maker, good condi-
tion, $185 (863)763-1997
WASHER & DRYER Full size,
Frigidaire, excellent condi-
tion, white. $349 for both
(954)675-4814
WASHER Hotpoint, works
very well, $75 or best offer.
(863)801-3291


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Elliot's Quik Foto
419 W S Park St (863) 763-5553


Bicycles- 1 female and 1 male
adult 7 speed cruisers $90
will separate (863)467-0506



ROOF SHEETING 15 sheets,
2' x 16', galvanized. $350
takes all. (863)612-6575
SERVICE BOX Inside service
box, 150 amp, complete.
$125 (863)612-6575
STEEL POLES (22) 9 Ft. x 4".
$660 for all, or best offer.
Will sep. (863)675-8204
TELEPHONE POLES (16) 20
Ft. +/-. Used. $800 for all,
or best offer. Will sep.
(863)675-8204
WINDOW 4 x 4, tinted, slid-
ing glass window, brand
new, never used. $45 or best
offer (863)675-2215
WOODEN POLE 14', $5. Call
863-467-5299


BABY BED 3 stage, with all
bedding & mattress, $75.
(954)914-2423
BABY ITEMS Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, security gate
& walker, $150 will sell sep.
(863)673-5704
CAR SEAT Infant car seat,
only used twice. $20
(863)763-6747 Iv msg
FISHER PRICE NATURES
TOUCH SWING asking $70
in excellent condition
(863)983-6304
FISHER PRICE RAIN FOREST
PLAYPEN new, asking $50
(863)983-6304
GRACO Baby Crib/ Child Bed,
High Chair, Swing, Bouncer,
Stroller. Like new. $200 for
all, will sep. (863)763-7609
TODDLER BED Little Tykes,
Blue, Race Car w/ Mattress.
$100 (863)467-5299


WEDDING DRESS sz. 14,
beautiful, may be altered, pd
$989, sell for $400.
(863)697-9613
WEDDING DRESS sz. 8,
brand new, may be altered if
needed, pd $1189, sell for
$400. (863)697-9613


FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(1000)- Racing & Comic.
late 80s early 90s Exc. cond.
$300 neg 863-763-8943
JUKE BOX Old, Play's 45's.
Fine shape. $100
(863)675-2844



DELL XP Pro computer sys-
tem, $75. (863)517-2782
LAPTOP Apple, Power Book
G4, $450. (772)461-8822
Ft. Pierce.
Lexmark 231 Color Jetprinter
and Astra 600P Scanner
$60 or will separate Call for
details (863)467-8681
Xerox 5018 Copier- needs ink
and toner or can be used for
parts, prints 3 sizes, sits on
cabinet $50 (863)763-7609



BED SPREAD, Blanket & Bed
Pad, Queen size. $35
(863)763-7355 will deliver



FIREPLACE Brand new, with
heater insert $200 or best
offer (863)763-6747 Iv msg


BED Queen size, dresser,
mirror, 2 night stands, good
condition. $275
(863)885-1161
BEDROOM SET Babcock, 3
pc set, wood. $250
(727)599-3007


Lamps $17,100 Barstools
$39 up, 50 Desks $97 up,
3Pc Dropleaf Dinette $197,
50 Table and 4 Chairs $397
up, 200 Recliners $297 up,
50 2pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687 up, 50 TV Ent.
Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed set $297 up, 50
4Pc Bedroom sets $387 up,
3Pc Livingroom tables
$97up, 100 headboards
$79 up.






RECLINER Lazy Boy, Side By
Side, Love seat type. $200
or best offer. (863)675-2006
ROLL AWAY BED Excellent
condition, on wheels, folds
up. $150 (863)946-3822
Moore Haven
SOFA & CHAIR leather, con-
temporary, Rose color, great
condition, asking $300
(863)675-4098 evenings
SOFA Olive color, good con-
dition. $45 (863)214-3850
SOFA BED Leather, navy
blue, good condition. $100
(863)824-7649
TABLES 4 pc. Set Coffee, 2
End & 1 Sofa table. $100 or
best offer. (863)610-0685
TRUNDLE BED Wooden,
mattresses are in excellent
condition. $200 or best offer
(863)357-0223/610-1492



GOLF CART Yamaha G16,
gasser, fast, new tires &
paint, horn, lights, trailer
hitch. $975 (863)697-2033
GOLF CLUBS Complete set.
New condition. $200
(863)467-9892


HANDGUN Rueger Super
Red Hawk, 454 casull, 7.5"
barrel, stainless steel. $600
neg or trade (772)216-2493
REMINGTON 870 Express
Magnum 12 gauge pump,
28" barrel, $200 firm
(772)461-8822 Ft Pierce



TREADMILL Electric, Brand
new condition. Pd. $3000,
Asking $600 or best offer.
(863)467-5500
TREADMILL Fold away style.
$125 (863)261-7342


WORK OUT BENCH
new, never used.
weights.
(863)467-5500


- Brand
Includes
$200


ENGAGEMENT RING 14 Kt
White Gold, VS2 clarity, col-
or is E, 1 KT total wt.,
$3,600. Call 954-513-9613
WE BUY GOLD & SILVER
Turn your Gold & Silver into
Money!! Wolfgang Jewelers,
1416 S Parrott Ave., Okeecho-
bee, FL (next to UPS store)



PATIO FURNITURE 7 chairs
and a 52" table w/cushions,
very good condition. $250
(863)675-1033


BEDSIDE HOSPITAL TABLE -
Goes over bed, tilt for stor-
age, 30x47" Height. $85
(863)763-5500 Okee
WHEELCHAIR- Merit. Electric.
New condition. $1000.
863-983-4940


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ANIMAL TRAILER Ig., solid
steel; $900. (863)447-1624
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from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
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turaOnline.com.
Beer Keg Cookers- 1 full, 1/2,
1/4 burner, tank, table, uten-
sils, $100 (863)946-9145
DOUBLE STROLLER Ma-
cLaren, side by side, seat re-
clines, gray, 1 yr old, Pd $360,
Asking $200. (863)610-1750
FIBERGLASS STEPS for mo-
bile home, 4 high. Free deliv-
ery $200. 863-675-4822
Generator- Brand new,
4500 Watt, 8 plug, $400
(561)339-8039 or
(561)718-9265
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
#FL 08.
Pressure Washer- Craftsman
2.7 GPM max, 3000 PSI max
Brand new, Paid $400
Asking $250 (863)763-4279
WELDING POWER SOURCE -
Miller Econotig, a/c-d/c,
w/argon tank, flow meter, on
whis. $1800 (863)697-9704
Weslo Spa- seats 4, 3 yrs.
old, in excellent condition
Paid $3900, will take $700
(863)946-9145

MusicaIl
Instrment 066


CASIO KEYBOARD lighted
keys with stand, like new,
$120 (863)763-1878
DRUM SET 5 pc, Rhythm
Art, w/2 cymbals, complete
w/sticks & seat. $300 or
best offer. (863)697-0136
PV GUITAR AMP All Tube,
120 watt, 3 channel $300 or
best offer(863)763-1878
RECORDER ROLAND, VS -
2000. Digital Studio Work-
station. $2000
(863)763-9527
UPRIGHT PIANO Antique in
beautiful condition. $700 or
free to a church(w/tax free
docs) (863)763-6140


BEAGLE 6 mos old, female,
tri-color, all shots up to date.
$150 (863)673-0014
Bird cage- large, green, play
top, comes with cockatiel
$150 or best offer
(863)532-8209
BLUE HEELER/CURE PUPPIES
12 weeks old, 1 male, 1 fe-
male, to good homes only.
. (863)763-7831


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CHAIN LINK DOG PEN Nice New CBS
10X10 $200 CALL TO SEE 1/1, $750 & 2/1, $850
(863)634-9945 OR 1st, last, sec. & until ,
(863)763-3822 772-905-3618/863-467-3048
Colby Pitt Bull- male, 1 yr. old, Christmas Trees 745 jsema@surflogbal.net
needs fenced yard, shots to Farm Equipment 805 OKEE CITY Apt. Duplex, 2br,
a good home only, $250 or Farm Feed/Products 810 ba, 823 SE 10th St, $625
best offer (863)532-8209 Farm Miscellaneous 815 mo. + 1st, Last, Sec. &
Farm Produce 820 lease pref'd. (863)634-9869
DOG BOX 2 Bay, Conduit Farm Services H Clean 2br 2ba
Diamond Plate. $400 or pos- Offered 825 OKEE., Huge, Clean, 2br, 2ba
sible trade for smaller box. Farm Supplies/ No pets, new paint & carpet.
(863)467-2139 Services Wanted 830 $750/mo. 1st & $500 sec.
(863)467-2139Fertilizer 835 dep. Call 772-215-0098
DOG PEN 10x10, chain link, Horses 840 OKEECHOBEE, 2br, lba, Near
brand new, exc. cond., $200 Landscaping town. $800 mo. inclds wa-
or best offer. (863)763-3822 Supplies 845 ter. Annual Lease. Call
or (863)634-9945 Lawn & Garden 850 561-255-4377
FISH TANK- 55 gallon with Livestock 855
lots of fish, too many to list Poultry/Supplies 860
call for details. $150 Seeds/Plants/!
(863)467-4497 Flowers 865
G(8OL E4497 E OAK LAKE VILLAS Remodeled
GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES 2/2-W&D-Lg. screened patio
8 wks old, shots, papers, 5 el 2 until. rooms. $900 mo., 1st
vet cert. $450 last & sec. (863)634-3313
(863)467-6651 GELDINGS (3) Paint $2500, OKEECHOBEE: KINGS BAY
. Rabbits For Sale- 5 total Cracker $1200 & Quarter 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 2 car garage.
$35 or will separate Horse is $1500. $1000 mo. Call Roland
(863)467-7011 (863)697-3036 863-634-7722
HORSE TRAILER 2002, 20 ft, OVERSIZED 1/1 DUPLEX Extra
RING NECK Doves-normal, 4 horse slant. LaBelle back room. $695/mo.
tan, blonde. 2 males, 3 fe- (863) 673-8944 Includes lawn maintenance.
males. $45.00 for all. La- (954)290-0861
Belle (863) 675-2541 days ROUND RING 9 panel. $400 TAYLOR CREEK CONDO -
(863)824-0402 1BR/1BA. Includes pool,
p i Is 065 Thoroughbred- mare, 10 yrs. electric, water. $800/mo. +
old, rides well, $550 sec. dep.Call863-824-0981
POOL Sand 'n Sun, 10x21/', (863)763-5876 11i
up, $75/neg. Call
86-467-2112/447cover, pump, -157ilter, easy set 2br/1ba fully f furnished, non
smoking, No pets, 1st, last,
tl BAD BOY MOWER Z Pro Se- & Security, $750/mo +
ries, 23hp, new, 52" cut, utilities (863)467-0504
SATELLITE DISH & MODEM $4995 (863)674-1498 4bd 2.5ba Home only
Wild Blue, $150 or best of- INDUSTRIAL LAWNMOWER $325/mo! 2bd Iba only
fer. (863)763-7854 50" cut, Dixie Chopper & $199/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @
trailer, $5000 8%APR For Listings & info
trailer, (000 )482-9419.I
Time to clean out the (863)675-6432 (800)482-9419.
attic, basement and/or BASSWOOD Affordable 3br,
garage? Advertise your Lawn Sweeper- Huskee, 2ba, 2 gar, big house. $1200
yard sale In the classi- 17 cubic foot mo. + Sec. dep. W/Option
fleds and make your New $250, Asking $100 to Buy (772)323-4758
clean uo a breeze! (863)634-1019 IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/
f iit I I REAR ENGINE MOWERS (2) 2Ba, $1100 mino. + 1st, last,
Snapper, 42" & 30", $850 sec. & refs. Call Barry for
GIGMASTER REEL on 8' cus- will sell separately. more info. 772-216-1461
tom rod, 65 Bait Runner on (863)517-2077 (LaBelle) OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 1.5BA,
7' custom rod, new, RIDING MOWER Craftsman newly renovated, new septic
$450/neg. 863-824-766. 2Rhp, 48" cut, 2006 model system, detached garage,
St 2p, 48 cut, 206 model corner lot, 1310 SE 5th St.
0 cond. $500 (863)386-2207 $850 o. + $850 sec. Op-
tion to buy. (239)707-5155
ROTARY CUTTER Howse. OKEECHOBEE- 4/2/1 Ever-
FLOOR SPEAKERS (2) $300 (305)299-1203 glade Estates, tile throughout,
Klipsch F3, next to mint, 1 yr $1295/mo, 1st & se, No pets
old, biggest & best in series. ROTOTILLER older Troybilt, 561 248-3888/863599-0156
$398 (678)791-2737 1 owner, 6hp, runs good, 561-248-3888/863-599-0156
$250 (863)467-7415 OKEECHOBEE- On the water,
dock, 1br, lba, fully furn.
TORO ZTR '02 42" cut, W&D, Elec & satellite incld.,
TV 57" Sony, Perfect con 16.5hp, good condition, very $700/mo. (863)467-1950
ton in/remote. $650 clean, $2000
e $(863)763-2763 650 (863)946-0299- RENT TO OWN 3/2, $2,000
(863)763-2763 down, $1200 mo all going
onmn' I L ivesto5 toward the purchase price.
One man's trash Is anoth- (863)467-0128 or
er man's treasure. n GOATS 2 Female 2 Male 61-307-7988
your trash to treasurel Kid 1 Female Kid & 1 Buck Ofie.pc
I an ad in the clasl- $75-$100 each. Please call
feiols (863)467-8982 1Rn09
!Professional Office Space
for Lease near Courthouse,
NASCAR Brickyard 400 tick- WSE AD kn immediat occupancy.
ets 2 race, Paddock Penths., WESTERN SADDLE asking (863)467-0831immediate occupancy.
B-17 Row A, seats 11-1 2 $200 or best offer Call (863)467-0831
$317 Firm 302-653-7233. evenings (863)675-4098

Rentals APT OR ROOM FOR RENT
AIR COPESOUIIIU1 -51yr old female w/cat,
AIR COMPRESSOR 5hp seeking apt or room for rent.
w/20 gallon tank & 50 ft RENT I can clean & cook,
hose, moving, must sell. (304)826-3567
$175 (863)634-2154
GENERATOR 5000 watt Apartments 905
Generac, 11 hp, runs good, Business Places 910
$250 (863)467-7415 Commercial
Property 915
GENERATOR Coleman Te- Condos/ I lIe1
cumseh, electric start, 10 Townhouses Rent920
hp, 5000 watt. $500 or best Farm Property Business Places
offer (863)801-3459 Rent 925 Business Places -
House Rent 930 Sale 1005
GENERATOR Electric 17,500 Land Rent 935 Commercial
watt. Brand new! Never Resort Property Property Sale 1010
used. Mounted on utility trail- Rent 945 Condos/
er. $2900 (863)946-0989 Roommate 950 Townhouses Sale 1015
GENERATOR Honda, 11hp, Rooms to Rent 955 Farms Sale 1020
6000 wat. $500 or best of- Storage Space Housesnting PropSale 1025
fer (863)801-3459 Rent 960 Huntingl Property 1030
GENERATOR Never used. Property Sale 1035
5650 watts. 11 hp. $500 e n Land-Sale 1040
(863)612-0992 Lots Sale 1045
(863)612-0992 Open House 1050
SHOPSMITH Very good con- Always Renting? 1-4bd Out of State -
dition, selling as is. $400 or Homes from $199/mo! Buy Property Sale 1055
best offer (863)763-8224 a 3bd 2ba Home only Property Inspectionl060
$200/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @ Real Estate Wanted 1065
t ff 8%apr! For Listings Resort Property -
(800)482-9419. Sale 1070
Playstation 2 console- 2 con- IN TOWN 2BR/1.5BA,$750 Wareouse Space 1075
trollers, 1 game, like new, mo., 1st & last, annual lease, front Property 1080
$100 (863)447-0646 no pets, w/d, clean.
S(863)697-1129 -
Move In Special!
Vz off 1st months rent!
VACCUM Kirby with all at- 2BR/1.5BA, carpet, tile Want 10% ROI?
tachments. $100 all apple's, a/c & heat, 1 5 Condo's with good leases.
(863)675-1033 Leave mes- blk. North of Wal-Mart $235k cash. 772-905-3618
sage. $650 mo. (863)763-8878 jsema(surfglobal.net


Adorable 3/2 CBS Home lo-
cated in Kings Bay, last
street, no neighbors, Priced
to Sell! (863)634-0779
Bank Repos! 3bd 2ba Home RV Boat Stora e
only $350/mo! 4bd 2.5ba RV, Boat Stora1e
Home only $400/mo! 5%dn, STUART'S & Consignmen
20yrs @ 8%apr! For List- Recreational Depot I ,I ,r iiBlI
ings/Info (800)482-9419. 4300 Hwy 441 S Oeechobee s epot.com
Foreclosures! Buy 1-4bd
Homes from $199/mo Fi- i l oiUl3
nancing Refs Available! R 2015
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For COACHMAN RV '75 -1 ton, 23
Listings & info / ft, 350 Chevy motor w/90k
(800)482-9419. /" orig mi, runs good. $1000
LET'S MAKE A DEAL! (863)697-3583
1450sqftC$869/mo, 3698 NW 7th StileOKEECHOBEE 2BR, BA on GMC CAMPER VAN '86- High-
$129,900 (863)484-0809 lot in quiet neighborhood top, Mechanically restored,
close to town. Front porch, Receipts, $2200.
Northlake Estates- 3br/2ba, By fenced yard. Will lease with (561)254-7458 Clewiston.
Owner, 2,350 sq. ft., on 1/2 option to buy. $59,000. POP UP CAMPER Coleman,
acre, metal roof, 20x58 met- $700/mo. (863)634-3451 sleeps 6, new AC, good
al building, newly remod- cond, $1600 or best offer
eled, quiet neighborhood, :Mobid $60obet(863)824-7644
e00 8) 16;t RV- 35'w/d 2 Pull Outs, 10x30
Lot e attached screen room, new
BANK REPO'S carpet, new a/c, $4900 or
MOVE TO YOUR LAND best offer. (954)224-4267
BIG 0 RV RESORT Lot Mobile Home Angels (954)224-4267
available, owner motivated, 561-721-2230 W s 0
$35,000. (772)529-0777 M e e S
Mobile Home For Sale
JUST UNDER V/2 acre, SW On Large Lot FIFTH WHEEL TAIL GATE -
area, SW 7th Ave./SW 15th Owner Financing Fits a full size Chevy, 8 ft bed
St., no city taxes, $69,000. 863-983-8107 Alum. louver. Asking $250
863-801-9163 (863)697-9704
8 811Mobile Home liquidation sale. (863)697-9704
All inventory must go. Low
1 1= IM I down payment, low monthly A i I I
payments (863) 675-8888
20+ ACRES & BARN KIT NEW 3br/2ba DW $41,900 BOAT MOTOR Elgin, 14.1 hp
$89,900. New 22x20 coun- incl setup & a/c. Easy fi- w/ 3 propellers, gas tank,
try barn kit & 20+ gorgeous nancing. No money down runs good $430
acres. Potential to subdivide, with trade-in (863)675-8888 (561)790-3681
Near FL/GA border -90 min-
utes Jacksonville. Lowest fi- NEW 4br/2ba DW $59,900 in- HEADERS for airboat, $100.
nancing ever! Call now cludes setup & a/c. Easy fi- (863)634-2957
(800)898-4409, X 1457 nancing with low down OUTBOARD MOTOR 9.9
7 ACRE LAKEFRONT & LOG payment (863) 675-8888 Evinrude. $350 or best offer
CABIN KIT Only $89,900. New Homes of Merit 28x56 (863)801-3459
2128 sf log home kit & doublewide $54,900 in- I3
spectacular 7 acre hardwood cludes A/C and setup. Low
setting with deep waterfront! down payment, easy financ-
Prime AL location-minutes ing. Call 863-675-8888 HARLEY SUPERGLIDE '97 -
from Interstate! Gated com- custom seat, belt drive,
munity, paved roads, county REPO Zone 112002 DW, mint bobbed, low miles, black,
water, utilities. The finest in condition w/fireplace, tape & $14,500 sell/trade
waterfront living for the dis- textured. Setup & a/c incl (863)674-0898/517-1019
criminating buyer. Lowest fi- $41,900 (863) 675-8888
dancing in yrs! Call now TRADE IN your old mobile gas, Automatic, Fully rebuilt,
800)564-5092, ask for x home for a new wind zone III New paint, battery w/charg-
110. home. No money needed er. $400 (863)763-3551
Coastal Georgia- Gated Golf/ and low monthly payments
Waterfront Community locat- Call (863) 612-6511 or MOTOR SCOOTER '05 Belair,
ed between Savannah and (863) 675-8888 black & white w/retro '60's
dSt. Simons Islvnand8. Fitness T stylings, 4 stroke, 150cc,
St. Simons Island. Fitness TRAILER 2 br, 1 ba in Okee- auto. $895 (863)467-0085
Center, nature trails, tennis, chobee. $5000
boat docks, SPECIAL PRIC- (863)763-8761 SUZUKI GSXR 600 '05 frame
ING starting at $65k. sliders, flush mt turn signals.
(877)266-7376. ai New tires. 12K mls. $4000
Estate Auction- 16 acres Re rea ll 863-697-9405
divided. Saturday, June 14, TRIUMPH CLASSIC PROJECT
10a.m. Stephens Co., GA. SELL OR TRADE, $2500
Mountain retreat, apartment (863674-0898 or
style home. Personal proper- (863)517-1019
ty selling separately. Boats 3005 '. .
(800)323-8388 10% BP; Campers/RVs 3010
GAL AU-C002594 Rowel- Jet Skiis 3015 AV30
lAuctions.com. Marine Accessories 3020
NEW ARIZONA LAND RUSH! 1 Marine Miscellaneous 3025 GO CART 2 seat Carter, 9 hp.
or 2-1/2 "Football Field" Motorcycles 3030 $200 (305)299-1203 Labelle
Sized Lots! $0 Down. $0 In- Sport Vehicles ATVs3035 HONDA FOREMAN 500 '05 -
terest. $159-$208 per 37 hours, excellent condi-
month! Money Back Guaran- tion. $4000 or best offer.
tee! (866)745-3329 or (863)673-2388 Clewiston
www.sunsiteslandrush.com. POLARIS SCRAMBLER 500
TENN LAKE SALE! 1+ Acres ALUMAWELD JON BOAT- Flat '00 -4x4, low hours, needs
Lake Access $19,900 w/ bottom, w/trailer, 17ft x 8ft, some TLC, ready to ride.
FREE boat slips. New! Gently 31 hp, Briggs Go-Devil. $2000 neg(863)673-4594
sloping acreage, beautifully $3500 (772)216-5541 QUAD RUNNER Very nice,
wooded, private bass lake. BASS TRACKER- 17', w/40hp 300 Prairie Kawasaki ATV
Gorgeous unspoiled setting- & trailer, newly tuned up, auto green runs great
no crowds, no noise. Or, 3.5 water pump, runs great, $1500 neg (419)606-2609
acre lakefront $49,900. Must $2850. (239)707-7097 '
see. Excellent low rate fi- YAMAHA BLASTER '02 -
nancing. Call now EVINRUDE OUTBOARD, '82 200cc, low miles, excellent
(888)792-5253, x1870. 150hp, for parts, no propel- condition. $1600
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2 ler, $100. (863)763-1370 (863)357-3282
acres on mountaintop near GHEENOE 2001, 13' 9"
New River State Park, great Excellent condition, with 2 l
fishing, view, private, seats. $350. LaBelle AutomobiIes
$29,500 must sell, call own- (863)673-5987
er (866)789-8535. GLASTRON 17.5FT 140 HP
Evinrude & trailer, $900 or -
trade for Ganoe
(561)261-0766 Automobiles 4005
JON BOAT 13 ft, fiberglass, Autos Wanted 4010
S I excellent fisher, aluminum Classic Cars 4015
trailer, 35 hp Johnson. Commercial Trucks 4020
$1250 (863)801-3459 Construction
Mobile Home Lots 2005 Equipment 4025
Mobile Home- Parts 2010 JON BOAT 13FT, fiberglass, Foreign Cars 4030
3ft new paint, with title, $200 Four Wheel Drive 4035
Mobile Homes Rent 2015 (863)697-9800 Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Mobile Homes Sale 2020 'Parts Repairs 4045
POLY BOAT '02 9 4" Minn Pickup Trucks 4050
SKota bass hound, w/30 lb Spor Utilitys 4055
troll motor, live well, 2 seats. Tr Trailers 4060
$450 neg (863)697-0136 Utility Trailers 4065
SAILBOAT Cape Dory 24 ft, Vans 4070
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2br, 2ba, freshly painted. $4200
fully furn, util incid, $350/wk, 863)234-1226 or ---
$1200/mo, long term 239)823-2587 Au oile 0Ii
(863)824-0981 --- 111111 0-'A
(863)82 SWAMP BUGGY 2wd,
GOOD HOME NEEDS GOOD w/tractortires, 6 ton rearend 1987 Mercedes Benz 300SDL
RENTER 3/2. $800/mo + straight 6 chevy eng., black, automatic, fully loaded,
$500 sec, pay only electric, $3000. (239)707-7097 A MUST SEE !!!! $4,25005 Call
sm pet cons (863)697-0214 P!.,,_ ,.,, fordetails (863)467-0504
Mobile Homes For Rent L 1995 Ford F150- Eddie Bauer,
2 and 3 Bedrooms loaded, V-8, runs great,
Easy Payments HITCH Reese, for 5th Wheel. drives great, blue & tan,
863-983-3554 $200 (863)467-2139 $3750 (863)467-8959


Church News in Brief


Church plans 'Fun
in the Son'
"Fun in the Son" Vacation Bible
School will be from June 16-23 at
First United Methodist Church.
It will be a "beach party blast."
Classes for all ages and stages will
follow a light supper that begins
at 5 p.m. with rotation classes for
children/youth and an adult class
which continue from 5:30 until
8:30 p.m. Cooking, crafts, pup-
petry, recreation, music and story
telling all bring the scripture into
real life using truths to examine
our modern day world for our
kids. The adult study will be Andy
Stanley's "Twisted", a great study
for all faiths. Registration is now
open by calling the church office
at 863-763-4021 or by mailing
fumco3@embarqmail.com.

Haven of Rest
Youth Camp
The Haven of Rest Church
is sponsoring a Christian Youth
Camp five days and four nights
from June 9-13, for $80. For infor-
mation call 863-357-3053.


Moms Morning out
"Mother's Morning Out," a free,
cooperative morning of childcare
every Tuesday morning from 9:30
a.m. till noon, is currently receiv-
ing registrations for the summer
session, June 3, to August 12. This
community service is hosted by
the First United Methodist Church
of Okeechobee, 200 N.W Second
St. For information, contact Nancy
Vaughan at 863-763-4021 or email
fumco3@embarqmail.com.

"Outrigger Island"
Vacation Bible School
Aloha! Surf's up at Outrig-
ger Island where kids and adults
will learn to know, speak, and
live God's truth. Based on Psalm
86:11, this free tropical adventure
will help kids develop the stability
they need to become unshake-
able. Age 3 to adult are invited
at Oakview Baptist Church June
16-20. Pre-registration Kick-Off is
Saturday, June 14, 9-11:30 a.m.
For information call the church of-
fice at 863-763-1699, or the V.B.S.
Director, Debbie at 863-467-0836.


VBS every Sunday
Vacation Bible School every
Sunday? Yes! This summer chil-
dren in the community are invited
to attend at 9 a.m. on Sunday
mornings, a Sunday School like
no other! At First United Method-
ist Church, we will be going on
a "Son Safari" each week from
June 8 to July 20, learning all
about God's truths from the natu-
ral world. Do you know why pine-
apples are prickly? Have any idea
why the eagle can soar higher
than any other bird? Each Sunday
morning we will have a different
learning station: from cooking to
crafts; from games to puppetry.
To register call Nancy Vaughan at
the church office, 863-763-4021.

Church service
hours changed
The Okeechobee Methodist
Church has changed their wor-
ship service and Sundy School
times for the summer months.
There will be one worship service
on Sunday at 10 a.m., and Sunday
School at 9 a.m.


Bible Study at
Believers Fellowship
Bible Study at Believers Fel-
lowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth
Ave., Wednesday evenings from
7 to 8 p.m. Pastor Nich Hopkins
presents informative and in depth
Bible studies in a casual and
friendly atmosphere.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Coffee and desserts are served.

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


Fort Drum Church has Christian Mental


fellowship activities
The Fort Drum Community
Church will hold a men's fellow-
ship breakfast at Ruck's Pit every
other Saturday starting at 6:30
a.m., and a women's fellowship
every other Monday starting at
6:30 a.m.
For information or if you need
transportation to and from these
activities, call 863-467-1733.

BHR Church holds
A.A. meetings
Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, holds open
meetings for Alcoholics Anony-
mous on Monday nights from 7 to
8 p.m. for substance abuse. They
also have Al-Anon meetings on
Monday nights from 7 until 8 p.m.
to help family and friends of alco-
holics. For information call Chris
at 863-467-5714.


health support group
Do you suffer with depression,
anxiety or other mental illness?
The Christian Mental Health Sup-
port group meets on the second
and fourth Thursday of the month
at 6 p.m. on Martin County Grade.
Call 772-597-0463 for information.
Family members are welcome.

Church van offers
transportation
Treasure Island Baptist Church
youth van runs through Treasure
Island and surrounding areas.
Programs are available for stu-
dents in grades first through sixth
and in grades seventh through
12th. Programs are from 6:30-8
p.m. Wednesday nights. The
church van will pick children up
and take them home. For more
information, call 863-801-4307.


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2005 Chevrolet 2500- 4X4 PUBLIC NOTICE
with utility bed and pipe rack,
white, $16,500 all for The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its regular ses-
details (863)467-3613 son on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commission Cham-
detail (863)467-3613 bbers, Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida
Chevrolet Silveradol500 pick Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
up-2005, 4 door, excellent sioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of
cond., 69,750 miles, the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she wil need to ensure that a
$13,900 neg(8636-0 2 verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the tes-
$13,900 neg(863)763-0742 timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
CHEVY CAMARO '94 Black, t In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
tops, alum whis, V6, auto, 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
32 mpg, a/c, runs great. ,," .i ,1 onalct Lynn Shain or Betsy sheffield, no later than two
32 mpg, a rs gr wiuiKig days pioi a1 the proceeding at 863-763-2131, ext. 2100. If you are
$2950 (863)532-9494 hearing or voice impaired, call TOO 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620
CHEVY CORVETTE, '84 M)
needs starter, exhaust, body Clif Betts Jr, chairman
& int. repairs, new trans, Board of County Commissioners
$3.000. (772)528-6698 Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
CHEVY LUMINA 1990 Runs 2768000 N 6/4/08
well. $600 (863)612-0992
CHRYSLER LHS, '99 runs & I lINt
looks great, needs a/c work,
leather int., sunroof, pw, pl, CHEVY 1500 PU '95 has 6" P l N t
$2500 neg. (863)634-2957 lift, 33" tires, needs minor in-
DODGE INTREPID, 99 low teor wo)517-1rk $25700
miles, everything works, (863)517-1597
$3000. (863)673-3314 DODGE 1500 P/U '99 5.9 Public Notice 5005
FIAT 124 SPORT SPYDER '73 motor, 2 wd, auto, 129k mi, State Public -
starts but need work to needs a/c work, chrome tool Legal Notice 5500
stay running, needs paint, box. $3500 (863)801-5801
$800 neg (863)234-1235 DODGE TRUCK '84 235 6 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
FORD FOCUS, '02 auto, cold cyl, 4 spd, runs good, new THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
a/c, 4 dr., runs great clutch, shocks, distr, alter & OFFLKEECHOBEE COUNT
35mpg, $4900. univ. $1250 (863)763-3669 CASE NO. 2008 CA 74
(863)532-9494 FORD 150 PU '93 crew cab, u.s. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO runs exc. & looks good, 3 ASTRUSTEEFO THE CERTIFICATE-
'00 Exc cond 2 wd gas tool boxes, 5sp. 4wd, ac, CURITIES CORPORATION HOME
saver, 124k mi, first $4200 S6, $2500 (863)763-6216 EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES OOMC
takes it (732)794-8255 Ford F150- 1986, 300 6 cyl., Plainatf
HYUNDAI ELANTRA '03 4 speed, bed, matt & topper, JASON M. ESTES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
good condition, well main- chrome wheels, good shape OF JASON M. ESTES; KRISTY L. PET-
tained, auto, good gas saver, $1900 (863)467-9465 K/KRS PETTY; UNKNOWN
$3500 (772)475-3191 FORD F150 '89 4wd, 180K, KRISTY PETTY; STATE OF FLORIDA,
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UN-
LINC LSC SPORTS COUPE '90 new oil pump, ball joints, tie KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TEN-
5.0, cruise, alarm, air ride rods, clutch, 6 cyl, 5 spd, ANT#2,
premium stereo, lots of new $3500 (954)242-2180 Defendants
parts $1500 (863)467-6475 FORD F150 '96 4x4, body NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
LINC TOWN CAR '95 Signa- good shape, runs good, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
ture series, Top condition $2500 or best offer Final Judgment of Forecosure dated
with 108 K. $4000 (863)674-1333 /675-1115 5/22/08,and entered in Case No.
ith 108 K. $4000 (863)674-1333675-1115 2008CA74, of the Circuit Court of the
( )996-5264 Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in and for
(561)9965264 Ford F150 flareside 1994. Au- OKEECHOBEE County, Florida, wherein
MAZDA PU '94 4x4, gray, to, power steer/locks, bedlin- u.s BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
high mileage, V cold air, er, Mark 3Mustsel $3,495 ASTRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE-
asking $1000 LaBelle (863) 675-4822 CURITIES CORPORATION HOME
(863)467-8113EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES OOMC
(863)467-81 FORD PU '75 464 motor, 2006-HE5, is a Plaintiff and JASON M.
Mercury Sable- 2000 Premier, asking $1000 ESTES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JA-
leather seats, loaded, red, (863)634-4213 A/K/A KRISTY PETTY: UNKNOWN
$3000 firm (863)763-5005 SPOUSE OF KRISTY L PETTY Al/A
FORD PU '87 250, air works KRISTY PEY; STATE OF FLORIDA,
I great, asking $1500 DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UN-
(863)634-4213 KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2 are the Defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
WILLY'S WAGON 4 x 4, FORD RANGER '98 Single cash at Okeechobee County Judicial
$4600 (863)234-1226 or cab, cold a/c & cd player, Center, 312 NW. 3rd Str., Okeecho-
(239)823-2587 must sell. $2200 or best of- bee, FL, at 11:00 AM on June 18,
fer (863)673-0528 2008, the following described property
Sor t )b- as set forth in said Final Judgment, to
a ara frno u wit:
Grab 4rgain Gp m yur LOT 1 AND 4, AND THE NORTH 37
neighbor's garage, FEET OF LOT 5, BLOCK 10, WRIGHTS
FORD BRONCO 1967, 4wd, attic, basement or d -cl FIRST AND SECOND ADDITIONS TO
1 Owner. Runs great, but et In today's classle OKEECHOBEE ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
needs brakes. $3800 PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 13, OF THE PUB-
(863)946-0989 I L LC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
(863946098 COUNTY, FLORIDA..
* Ir 4 5 CHEVY BLAZER '96 4 wd, Any person claiming an interest in the
V6, looks good. $2500 surplus from the sale, if any, other
FRONT GRILL for 07 up (863)467-4650 o thepropertyowners of the datec
Mustang GT, in the box, FORD BRONCO II, (2)'90, 1 within60 days aferthesale.
$400(239)986-0296 w/ac, 1 without, good shape, SHARON ROBERTSON
HITCH Class II for Kia Sedo- $3300 will sell separately. As Clerk of the Court
By: Linda F. Young
na '02 '05, includes all at- (239)324-2148 As Oeputy Clerk
tachments. $150 or best MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, atedthis30thdayntoMayr20. ....
offer. (863)357-7747 '99 w/sunroof, leather int In accordance with the Americans with
LINCOLN TOWNCAR PARTS new tires & ice cold a/c, isabiities Act, persons needing a rea-
sonable accommodaton to partcipate
'86 5.0 motor & trans. $3500 neg. (863)697-8319 in this proceeding should, no later than
$500 (863)612-1003 seven (7 days prior, contact the Clerk
S (3) of the Court' disability coordinator at
MOTOR for '78 Jeep 250, (63)675-5217, P.ox 1760, La-
elle,RFL 33975.If heading impaired,
new carb, $200 or best offer. MOTORCYCLE TRAILER Sin- contact (Too) (800)9055-8771 via
Florida Relay System.
(863)357-3633 gle track w/ramp, new wheel 276559 ON 4,11/08
NERF BARS For Jeep Wran- bearings, tires & running
gler, new in box, fits '87-'95. lights. $325 (863)805-2869 ePUBLIC NOTICE
$225 or best offer. TRAILER 12' x 7' 6" with atV The Agri-Civic Center Advisory Board
(863)697-0328 spreader, 4 x 8 chain har- MeetinscheduledforJne5,200
sRpreader, 4 x84 haindhas- encancelled due to gradua-
PERFORMANCE PROGRAM- row, 4' cuiti/packer/disc. bon. c
MER Hypertech, fits '07 & $2500 (772)530-6448 276799ON 6/4/08
up Jeep & Dodge, new in PUBLIC NOTICE
box. $425 (863)467-4388 How do you find a Job In OKEE WAREHOUSES, 2671 HIGHWAY
today's competitive 70 WEST, OKEECHOBEE, FL, WILL BE
RIMS & TIRES fits '04 Ford market? In the nploy- CONDUCTING A PUBLIC SALE OR
F150, 6 lug, 285/60/18, Ea- i t h OTHERWISE DISPOSE OF CONTENTS
F50, 6 lug, 28/60/18, Ea- meant section oflse clas- OF THE FOLLOWING UNITS TO SATIS-
gle alloy rims, Nitto tires, slMes FY THE DELINQUENT STORAGE LIEN.
$250. (863)634-9696 THIS AD PLACE IN ACCORDANCE
WITH FLORIDA STATUES 1985, SEC-
RIMS -Saw Blade 16" alumi- TIONS3.806
num alloy, universal lug pat-
tern. Asking $150 CHEVY VAN '86 white, short, Unit # 7-27 LuciaAgugiar
Unit # 9-33 AngelaDavis
(863)697-2032 V6, Auto Zone rebuilt trans, Unit #6-18,7-01 Rosia Martinez
good tires, good work van, Unit#9-49 Richard McCafferty
SNUG LID for Ford flare- $900(863)253-1777 unit#8-13 CandiNelson
sides, with all hardware, fi- Unit #7-3B TeliaTorres
berglass, $400. DODGE, 1989 Good cond. DISPOSITION WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE
(863)357-3282 $1,000. Call 239-657-4882 PREMISES OF OKEE WAREHOUSES
AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS ON THURS-
TIRE 1 Wild Country radial DODGE RAM 150 '90 Panel DAY, JUNE19,2008AT 9:00 AM
RVT, M+S, 35 by Van, red, runs good, cold THE OFFICE IS LOCATED AT GALAXY
12.50/R16 .SLT, good tread. a/c. $2000 (863)467-2104 WAREHOUSES,S 3050 S.W.3RD TER-
$25 (863)763-5500 or (561)762-3309 RACE, OKEECHOBEE. 863-763-5044.
TIRES (2) 215/55/R17, DODGE RAM MAXI WAGON ITEMS FOR SALE INCLUDE MISCELLA-
Toyo, $75. (863)467-6857 '01 -15 pass, excellent con- EUPSMENT, oYSANDITEMOLSFFICE
after 4pm edition, $4200 Call 276889 ON 06/4,11/08
TRAC RAC Aluminum ad- (239)784-5782
justable ladder rack for full ECONOLINE 150 CONV VAN Find It faster. Sae It soon-
size pickup. $350 or best of- '92 With TV, VCR, A/C. er In the classlflelds
fer. (863)697-0328 $3450 (863)447-9127
II FORD AEROSTAR '90 runs Time to clean out the
good, $800 (863)763-7060 attic, basement anmid/or
garage? Advertise your
CHEVY V/ TON, '75 runs HI TOP CONVERSION VAN, '93 yard sale in the ciassl-
good, drives good, $1,500. runs good, $1,000. flads and make your
(954)914-2423 anytime (863)467-6857 clean us a breezel


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8 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Local athletes set to



Compete in track meet


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
.County Administrator Lyndon Bonner (left) spoke to Rotarians such as Sharon Robertson,
the Okeechobee County Tax Collector at their meeting on Tuesday, June 3, concerning a
general background of his coming to the county.


Rotary hosts administrator


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Rotarians
heard from County Administrator
Lyndon Bonner at their luncheon
on Tuesday, June 3. He spoke
about his coming to Okeechobee
and touched on a few issues on
the horizon in the county.
Mr. Bonner moved to
Okeechobee from Ocala and has
been in position as the county ad-
ministrator for approximately two
months. He has previously held
positions in Marion, Flagler and
Sumter counties.
In December, Mr. Bonner be-
gan his research on Okeechobee
including the financial, politi-
cal, and opportunities that were
available within the county. He
researched the county in his vis-
its to devise what the county's
strengths and weaknesses are in
order to see if he would fit the
county as it's administrator, if he
was chosen.
Mr. Bonner, commented, "I
don't like Okeechobee ... I love
it. Okeechobee fits me so well."
He went on to explain that he
received the most remarkable re-


ception he has ever had when tak-
ing a position in a new county.
"Everyone in the community
was warm, cordial and sincere,"
stated Mr. Bonner.
Mr. Bonner is now involved
in trying to tackle the challenge
of capturing the commissioner's
vision while tackling some com-
plicated projects that are on the
horizon while moving operations
out of the old courthouse as well.
The commission will be meet-
ing at an undetermined alternative
location for two years while the
courthouse is being renovated.
Mr. Bonner said he hopes
to make the government in
Okeechobee more efficient by
getting to know what the citizens
want from the commissioners
who represent them. The citizens
are who benefit the most from
the local government, yet they are
also the ones who can get hurt
the most by governmental deci-
sions.
Mr. Bonner was asked by Ro-
tarian Dr. Espiritu about future im-
provements to the local airport. In
response, Mr. Bonner mentioned
that there have been several plans


and concepts that have been in
place in the past that never saw
fruition. He is now back-tracking
on those plans to see why they
did not occur and if it is still possi-
ble or feasible to make such plans
come to fruition in the future.
One such plan included a ter-
minal concept where pilots would
be able to stay the night. There are
also other plans that will be going
forth with fixing errors that were
made declaring some of the lands
as easements and conservation
lands that can now be mitigated
and become buildable land.
Refurbishment of hangers
damaged during the hurricanes
of 2004 and 2005, as well as ad-
ditional privately owned hangers
are also a possibility for expan-
sion.
Mr. Bonner's experience with
substantial rural developments
such as The Villages in Sumter,
Marion and Lake counties gives
him a upper hand in future devel-
opments in Okeechobee.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


Submitted photo/OFC

Elite 11
On Tuesday, May 27, Okeechobee Freshman Campus Assistant Principal, Matt Koff, drew
names to determine the Elite 11 students for 2007-2008. The winning students from the class
of 2011 received a book and candy. Selected students were: (Back row, Left to-right) Cinthia
Almanza, Tiffany Rowlett, Katherine Vinson, Tiffany McGee, Kelsey Hammack. In the front
row, left to right are: Jordan Aleman, Brandon Hawk, Danielle Racine. Not pictured are Casey
Murphy and Jomar Hernandez.


JUNE SPECIALS


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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Forest Hill high school will
hold the regional of the Hershey's
Track and Field meet this Saturday
in Palm Beach County. Numerous
Okeechobee athletes will partici-
pate in the competition.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission will
hold a free hunter safety course
this Saturday, June 7, in Glades
County, at the Sheriff's shooting
range on State Road 78.
Anyone interesting in signing
up can call 561-625-5122. Any-
one born on or after June 1, 1975
must pass this course to obtain a
hunting license. Children under
16 must be accompanied by a
parent or guardian.
Free physical will be given at
Lakeshore Pediatric this Saturday
for all athletes wishing to com-
pete in fall sports at OHS. Physi-
cals done Saturday will be good
for the entire 2008-2009 school


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The Florida Georgia rodeo
state finals will be held in Jack-
sonville from June 6-8.
Tennis students can begin
classes with Dave Ellis at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex


starting Monday. The lessons last
for five weeks with three sessions
each week. For more information
call 863-763-4518.
A golf tournament to benefit
Real Life Children's Ranch will be
held this Saturday at the Okeecho-
bee Golf and Country Club. It is
a four person scramble with 36
teams. There will alspobe a hole
in one contest. The tournament
kicks off with a shotgun start at 8
a.m.
Will Davis and Clay Cole-
man will play Wednesday in the
first annual Treasure Coast All Star
game at Mets Stadium in St. LucWe
West. First pitch is at 3:30 p.m.'It
will be their last high school base-
ball game.
The baseball amateur draft
will be held this Thursday. Brah-
man alumnus Robbie Elsemill-
er is among the college players
who could get drafted in the late
rounds.


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Are you read


r this hurricane season?


WEST PALM BEACH-There's
no guarantee that this hurricane
season will be as quiet for the
United States as the past two sea-
sons and America needs to be
ready. Fewer than expected U.S.
landfalls over the past two years
may have lulled some people
into a false sense of security but
we do know that being prepared
can save lives and property dur-
ing a disaster. The American Red
Cross urges everyone to dust off
their disaster supplies kit and get
prepared now!
"By taking three basic pre-
paredness actions you can get
"Red Cross Ready" for disasters
and other emergencies:
"1) Get a kit,
"2) Make a plan and
"3) Be informed," said Wilfre-
do Rosario, of the American Red
Cross.
"The Red Cross is also here to
help you get prepared for specific


disasters like hurricanes. Even if
you took action to prepare last
hurricane season, it's important
that you revisit and update your
communication plan and check
your disaster supplies kit for ex-
pired items."
The American Red Cross
recommends the following pre-
paredness actions:
Get or assemble a disaster sup-
plies kit.
Gather enough emergency
supplies to meet your needs. A
portable kit, stored in a sturdy,
easy to carry, water resistant con-
tainer should have enough sup-
plies for three days. The Red Cross
also recommends having at least
two weeks worth of supplies at
home and to keep a smaller kit in
the trunk of your car. Check your
kit and replace the stock every six
months. Whether you purchase a
kit or choose to build your own,
your kit should include:


*A three-day supply of water
(one gallon per person, per day)
and ready-to-eat non-perishable
foods, such as tuna fish, peanut
butter, crackers, canned fruit,
juice boxes, etc.
*A manual can opener
*A battery-powered or hand-
crank radio, flashlight and plenty
of extra batteries
*A first aid kit and reference
guide
*Prescription and non-pre-
scription medication items
*Copies of important docu-
ments, including birth certificates,
insurance policies and social se-
curity cards
*Cash. ATMs and credit cards
won't work if the power is out.
*Special items for infant, el-
derly or disabled family members
*A change of clothes for every-
one, including long-sleeved shirts,
long pants and sturdy footwear
*One blanket or sleeping bag


per person
*Emergency tools, including
tools to turn off utilities
*An extra set of home and car
keys
*An extra pair of glasses or
contact lenses, extra batteries for
hearing aids
*Pet supplies
The American Red Cross urges
each and every household to de-
velop a household disaster plan.
Meet with your family to create a
plan. Discuss the information you
have gathered and why it is im-
portant to prepare for a disaster.
Identify two meeting places:
One right outside your home in
case of a sudden emergency, like
a fire, and one outside your neigh-
borhood in case you can't return
home.
*Be sure to make advanced
preparations for your pets. Be
aware that pets may not be al-
lowed in shelters. Contact hotels,


motels, family members and ani-
mal shelters to see if they would
allow pets in a disaster situation.
Keep a contact list of "pet friend-
ly" locations. If you are asked to
evacuate, take your pets with
you.
*Choose an out-of-area emer-
gency contact person. During or


after a disaster, it's often easier to
call long distance, especially if lo-
cal phone lines are overloaded or
out of service. Family members
should call this person and tell
them where they are. Everyone
must know your emergency con-
tact person's phone number and
email address.


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Know what a hurricane WATCH
and WARNING means
V WATCH: Hurricane conditions
are possible in the specified area
of the WATCH, usually within
36 hours.
V WARNING: Hurricane conditions
are expected in the specified area
of the WARNING, usually within
24 hours.

Prepare a Personal
Evacuation Plan


V Identify ahead of time where you
could go if you are told to evacuate.
Choose several places-a friend's
home in another town, a motel,
or a shelter.
V Keep handy the telephone numbers
of these places as well as a road
map of your locality. You may need
to take alternative or unfamiliar
routes if major roads are closed
or clogged.
V Listen to NOAA Weather Radio
or local radio or TV stations for
evacuation instructions. If advised
to evacuate, do so immediately.


Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit
containing-
/ First aid kit and essential
medications.
V Canned food and can opener.
V At least three gallons of water
per person.
& Protective clothing, rainwear,
and bedding or sleeping bags.
V Battery-powered radio, flashlight,
and extra batteries.
V Special items for infant, elderly,
or disabled family members.


V Written instructions on how to
turn off electricity, gas, and
water if authorities advise you to
do so. (Remember, you'll need a
professional to turn natural gas
service back on.)

Prepare for high winds
V Install hurricane shutters or
purchase precut 1/2" outdoor
plywood boards for each window
of your home. Install anchors for
the plywood and predrill holes in
the plywood so that you can put
it up quickly.


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hurricane WATCH
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local radio or TV4s1
to-date storm info
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furniture, outdoor
or ornaments, tras.
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Hurricanes are most threatening to residents along our nation's coastlines. But such fierce storms also have been known
to build up enough momentum to carry their destructive winds inland for hundreds of miles. Heavy rains, flooding, and
tornadoes add to the damage hurricanes can inflict on your hore and community.
Prepare for a hurricane by completing each item on the checklist below. Then meet to discuss and finalize your Family
Disaster Plan
_ Put together a Disaster Supplies Kit in a clearly labeled, easy-to-grab container.
Location of Disaster Supplies Iit:
Call your local emergency management or planning and zoning office to find out if you live in
an area that could flood during a hurricane or heavy rains.
Rood area: yes 11No
Prepare an evacuation plan in case you must leave. Share your plan with the relatives or friends
you plan to stay with-or plan to go to a Red Cross shelter. Add to your Disaster Supplies Kit a
map marked with two alternative routes to your destination.
Evacuation plan completed:

Write instructions on how to turn off your home's electricity, water, and gas if advised to do so
by local authorities. (A professional must turn gas service back on.)
Instructions written:

Make a list of Items to bring inside in the event of a stonn. Keep this list in your Disaster
Supplies Kit
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Buy any items needed to board up windows and protect your home well ahead of time. Precut
plywood to fit windows so that you can quickly cover windows.
teams purchased to protect home:

Have an engineer check your home and advise you about ways to make it more resistant to
hurricane winds.
nibweer checked home:
Changes recommended:
And remember,.. when a hurricane, earthquake, flood, tornado, or other emergency happens in your community,
you can count on your local American Red Cross chapter to be there to help you and your family. Your Red Cros is
not a government agency and depends on contributions of your time, money, and blood.

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V Fill your car's gas tank.
V Recheck manufactured home
tie-downs.
V Check batteries and stock up on
canned food, first aid supplies,
drinking water, and medications.

Identify what to do when a
hurricane WARNING is issued


V Listen to the advice of local
officials, and leave if they tell
you to do so.
s Complete preparation activities.
V If you are not advised to evacuate,
stay indoors, away from windows.
V Be aware that the calm "eye" is
deceptive; the storm is not over.
The worst part of the storm will
happen once the eye passes over
and the winds blow from the
opposite direction. Trees, shrubs,
buildings, and other objects


damaged by the trst wins can
be broken or destroyed by the
second winds.
V Be alert for tornadoes. Tornadoes
can happen during a hurricane
and after it passes over Remain
indoors, in the center of your
home, in a closet or bathroom
without windows.
V Stay away from flood waters. If
you come upon a flooded road,
turn around and go another way.
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of the storm, as well as the number of people needing them. Not all
shelters may be opened. Local residents should check the link above
plus monitor radio and television for current shelter openings.
Go To A Shelter As A Last Resort
If you live in the hurricane evacuation zone or a mobile home, you must
evacuate when the evacuation order is issued. Stay with a friend or
family member living close by but not in the flood-vulnerable area.
Keep in mind that a shelter will not be a pleasant place It may well be
crowded and you won't be allowed to bring the conforts of home.
If You Are Heading To A Shelter:
Look at the shelters map now for the shelters closest to you
Listen to radio for updated information. Storm direction, intensity
and other factors will determine which shelters.will open. Also, some
willfill more quickly than others.
Let a friend or relative know where you're headed.
If you're disabled or have a serious medical condition, you should
preregister with the county's Division of Emergency Management to
receive special help or transportation during a hurricane evacuation.
Consider volunteering at the shelter. You'll be occupied instead ofsit-
ting and worrying and you'll really help. Call the American Red Cross
in your county or the Volunteer Center of United Way if you'd like to
volunteer. Eat a good meal before you go.
Shelter Supply List
Identification and insurance papers
A gallon of water
Food. A three- or four-day supply of ready-to-eatfood. You will
not be able to cook.
Snacks
Medicines you need and Medic Alert tags
Blankets and pillows or a sleeping bag
Beach chair or chaise lounge
Flashlights, radio and batteries
Changes of clothing, soap, deodorant
Small games, books, magazines, cards
Baby needs: Disposable diapers, formula, etc.
Don't Bring
Do not bring pets (unless they are service animals), alcoholic bever-
ages, smoking materials, heavy luggage or several pieces of luggage,
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The following movies are now showing at the
Brahman Theatres Ill. Movie times for Thursday,
May 30, through Thursday, June 5, are as follows:
Theatre I Sex and the City (R) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II Indiana Jones and the Kingdom
of the Crystal" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9:15 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Theatre Ill "Chronicles of Narnia" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m.. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m., Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30 and 7:15 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; children 12 and un-
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