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Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Creation Date: June 13, 2005
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Vol. 94 No. 164


Real estate
The Real Estate market is
busy in Okeechobee County,
now averaging more than 100
transactions each week. Start-
ing this week, the Okeechobee
News Monday editions will fea-
ture information on property
transactions filed with the
Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser's Office.
Page 12
Code board
to meet Tuesday
The City of Okeechobee
Code Enforcement Board will
look at whether Geraldine
Bertram and Zollie Aldridge of
Northwest 15th Street moved
their abandoned trailer that
was damaged by last season's
hurricanes at their meeting
next Tuesday.
The abandoned trailer issue
was tabled at the last board
meeting to give them more
time to move it.
Also on tap for code
enforcement board members
are disabled vehicles and an
issue of general cleaning and
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Lake levels

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Classifieds ....... 9-11
Comics ............8
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... .9
Obituaries .......... .3
Opinion ............4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ .7
TV ...............10
Weather ........... .2
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While refueling Sunday evening at Palmdale Oil at 120 S. Parrott Ave. a tanker caught
fire, according to Battalion Chief Bill Douglas of the City of Okeechobee Fire Depart-
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City of Okeechobee Fire Department Battalion Chief Bill Douglas said two compart-
ments of this tanker were filled when the engine revved up and caught fire while being
refueled at Palmdale Oil. The incident remains under investigation.

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County Fire/Rescue
seeking volunteers
OKEECHOBEE -- The volun-
teer division of the Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue Department
is seeking qualified applicants.
Requirements include: a high
school education or GED; clean
driving record; and, no criminal
record. Applicants must also
take the state TABE test and
receive a score of 12.9.
Testing for volunteer posi-
tions will be held in July, and all
applications must be completed
by June 30.
Applications are available at
501 N.W. Sixth St. in Okee-
For information, contact
Margie Johnson at (863) 763-
Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $141,000 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to
reserve your seat for one of our
homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.
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Code enforcement board to

discuss abandoned trailer
By Audrey Blackwell ing to give them more time to They were notified to move them
The City of Okeechobee Code move it. but have not done so.
Enforcement Board will look at Also on tap for code enforce- Susette Quarles of Northwest
whether Geraldine Bertram and ment board members are dis- Eighth Avenue allowed a training
Zollie Aldridge of Northwest 15th abled vehicles and an issue of burn on her property in mid-April
Street moved their abandoned general cleaning and beautifica- and agreed to clean the debris.
trailer that was damaged by last tion. However, she has not cleaned the
season's hurricanes at their meet- Estaban Moreno and Ylanda property up yet.
ing next Tuesday. Frias at nSoutheoat 11th Avonno The code pnforcemnt board

The abandoned trailer issue
was tabled at the last board meet-

have had disabled vehicles on
their property since March 30.

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Glades County Roundup

Moore Haven
Lions Club meetings
The Moore Haven Lions Club
has begun its summer schedule.
The next meeting will be Tuesday,
June 14. The next two meetings
will be Tuesday, July 12 and Tues-
day, Aug. 9. Thereafter, in Septem-
ber, the regular schedule of meet-
ings on. the second and fourth
Tuesday of each month will
resume. All meetings will have
dinner and are at the American
Legion Hall in Moore Haven start-
ing at 5:30 p.m. Any questions
contact Kirby Sullivan at (86) 946-

Council meeting
scheduled for today
The School Advisory Council
of Moore Haven Junior-Senior
High School will hold its regular
monthly meeting on Monday,
June 13 at 7 p.m. in the media

Association meeting
planned for June 14
The Lakeport Community
Association has scheduled their
next meeting for June 14, at 7

Flea Market
tore-open .
Moore Haven flea market will
re-open and will be offering their
spaces for free to sell your stuff.
For more information, call (863)
227-6173 or (863) 946-0037 ask
for Ricardo.

Sugar Dolls to

have summer classes
The Clewiston Sugar Dolls will
be having summer classes, start-
ing June 8, with classes being
held at Central Elementary every
Wednesday. Beginner ages are 4-
12, class is at 3 p.m., ages 13 and
up, class is at 4 p.m.
Sugar Dolls classes consist of
baton twirling, dance pom-poms,
and new this year flag and flag
corp, color guard, you may take
one class or all classes. Classes
are $25 per month. Registration
fee is $12, which includes your
insurance. For more information,
please call Judy at (863) 677-0025.

Economic Council
will meet today
The Glades County Economic
Development Council normally
meets the first Monday of the
month at 6:15 p.m. in the confer-
ence room at Glades Electric
Cooperative. The June meeting
has been rescheduled for Mon-
day, June 13 at 6:15 p.m. If you are
not a member, please contact the
EDC about joining. If you are a
member, please plan to attend
the meetings. As the Main Street
effort, and other initiatives move
forward, we will need a host of
knowledgeable. volunteers to
serve on various committees and
we encourage your participation.

Foster parents'
are needed
dren's Network of Southwest
Florida, the community based
care division of Camelot Commu-
? nity Care, Inc. is holding an orien-
tation on "How to become a Fos-
ter Parent/Adoptive Parent" on
Tuesday, June 21 at the Depart-
ment of Children and Families,
485 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle at
Camelot Community Care,
Inc. serves as the lead agency to
transition child welfare services to
the private sector in Collier, Lee,
Charlotte, Hendry and Glades
Counties. Camelot Community
Care, Inc. has partnered with
Family Preservation Services,
Lutheran Services of Florida, Ruth
Cooper Center for Behavioral

Health Care and the Florida Bap-
tist Children's Home to recruit
more foster families in our five
county regions. For those interest-
ed in becoming a foster/adoptive
family, please call (800) 89 FAMI-

Flea market
to be held
The next Trash to Treasures
indoor Flea Market will be held
June 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the L.J. Nobles Senior Center, 475
E. Cowboy Way, in Labelle. For
more information or to make a
donation call Barbara at (863)
675-1446. All proceeds to benefit
the Faith in Action in LaBelle pro-
gram. Come in out of the heat and
soak up some bargains!

Support groups
are offered
June topic is Social Security
Medication Program Information
and Answer Session. Come to a
free information sessions given by
a Social Security Administration
representative with real facts
about the upcoming Medicare
prescription drug program.
Wednesday, June 15 at 4 p.m.
at the L.J. Nobles Senior Center
(863) 675-1446 (LaBelle)
Wednesday, June 22 at 4 p.m.
at the Clewiston Senior Center
(863) 983-7088 (Clewiston)
Wednesday, June 29 at 4 p.m.
at the Moore Haven Senior Center
(863) 946-1821 (Moore

Services available
to help the elderly
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE (Seniors Helping
with Insurance Needs of Elders)
counselor is available every
Wednesday morning free of
charge at Nobles Center and in.
Moore Haven at Senior Connec-
tions offices. (Must call 675-1446
to make appointment).

Exercise classes
are available
Nobles Senior Center exercise
classes meet M-W-F at 9 a.m.
Come and join this lively group
for better health.

Post disaster help
is still available
Disaster funds are still avail-
able to help older adults living in
Hendry and Glades Counties who
continue to need assistance with
such issues as roof repair, debris
removal, insurance deductibles,
appliance repair or replacement,
chore work, etc. Elders in need of
help due to the hurricanes of last
summer can speak with a special-
ly trained outreach worker in
Clewiston (863) 983-7088 Mon-
day- Friday.
Bus driver class
will be offered
The Glades County School Dis-
trict will be offering a bus-driving
course for anyone interested in
driving a school bus for the district
for daily routes and/or extracurricu-
lar trips. If interested, please con-
tact Doug Manke at (863) 946-
3662. Classes have begun and take
place in the evenings.

Children's advocates
are greatly needed
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to repre-
sent the best interests of abused,
abandoned and neglected children
before the court, social service
agencies and the community. No
special educational degree is
required. Guardians need to be
someone with common sense,
good judgment and a commitment
to helping a child. Attendance at
three training sessions held in Fort
Myers is required. Please contact
Kelie Hedrick at: (239) 461-4360 or
(800) 269-6210 for more informa-
tion, and to reserve your space for

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Accountability report
is made available
The "No Child Left Behind
School Public Accountability
Report" for Moore Haven Elemen-
tary School is now available in the
elementary school office. If you
would like a copy of the report,
please stop by the office and one
will be made available to you.
GED classes
are available
The Glades County School Dis-
trict is offering GED prep classes
at Moore Haven High School
(room 26-003) for adults who
wish to obtain their GED. Classes
are on Tuesday and Thursday
nights from 6-8 p.m. You may reg-
ister the night of the classes. If you
have any questions you may call
Scott Bass at (863) 946-0202 ext.

American Legion
offers bingo
Moore Haven American Legion
Post 299 is now having bingo, Sat-
urday nights at 6 p.m. Hamburgers,
drinks and dessert will be provided
at a minimal cost.

School needs
Chinese speaker
Moore Haven High School is in
need of a volunteer. who can
speak Chinese. Please contact the
school at 946-0811.

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$2,500 or less for absolutely free!
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Future business woman
Bonnie Kinchen (left) presented Janet Pineda (right) with
the American Business Women's Assoc. Women of
Tomorrow Chapter Scholarship at the Okeechobee High
School Scholarship Night presentations.

Top scholar
Bill Black (left) presented the State of Florida-Academic
Top Scholar scholarship to Brett Fuller (right) at the recent
Scholarship Night presentations at O.H.S.

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opinion line. Call and express your opinion or ask question
about public issues. You are not required to leave your name.
While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
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Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

Community Events

New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of histori-
cal Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs for $6 each. Cups with a
picture of the old Okeechobee High School and a small booklet enti-
tled "Pictorial History of Okeechobee" are also available at the Cham-
ber of Commerce.

Summer Play Camp schedule announced
Sign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation's 2005 Sum-
mer Play Camp began Monday, May 2, at Teen Town Center, 309 N.W
Second St. Enrollment is limited and slots are filled on a first-come,
first-served basis. Campers must be between 6 and 12 years of age.
Play camps will operate Monday through Friday, through July 29
(except July 4), from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at three locations: Dou-
glas Brown Community Center, Okeechobee Civic Center and Teen
Town Center. The regular camp fee is $50 per week, per participant -
plus fees for field trips and special activities. Special rates have been set
at $25 per week for a child on the reduced school lunch program, and
$10 per week for a child on the free school lunch program within the
Okeechobee County School system for the 2004/2005 school year. A
letter of participation from Okeechobee County School Food Service
must be presented at the time of registration in order to qualify for
these special rates. Extended hours of 7:30 until 8:30 a.m. and 4:30
.until 5:30 p.m. will be available at both the Okeechobee Civic Center
and Teen Town Center for an additional fee of $10 per week, per partic-

Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of opera-
tion are: June 2 -Aug. 7, Tuesday Saturday from 12:30 until 6:30 p.m.,
Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7
until 9 p.m. (family night swim); Aug. 8 Oct. 30: Tuesday through Fri-
day from 4 until 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday
from 1 until 5 p.m. The pool is not open during school hours. When
school is in session the pool is used for physical education and other
school-related activities. For information, contact the pool office at
(863) 467-7667.

Enrollment starts for VPK program
The Agency for Workforce Innovation is starting the registration
process for parents to enroll their children in the state's new Voluntary
Prekindergarten (VPK) program. Eligible children must live in Florida
and be 4 years old on or before Sept. I of the 2005-06 school year. Par-
ents can find the registration form online at www.vpkflorida.org; or,
they can contact their nearest Early Learning Coalition for a paper copy
of the registration.

Yard sale closed for summer
Real Life Children's Ranch yard sales are closed for the summer,
and they are no longer accepting donations. For information, call
Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

Church offers summer activities ...
Activities are now available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.'These activities include: a food baArn that is'bpen Monday
and Friday from 9'a.m. until noon; a martial arts class held Tuesday
through Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon from 3
until 4 p.m.; Boy Scouts meet every Monday from 6 until 8 p.m.; Immi-
gration Assistance is available on the third Thursday of every month
from 1 until 5 p.m.; and, soccer is every Tuesday and Thursday

County plat directory offered
The 2005 Okeechobee County Plat Directory is now for sale at the
Okeechobee Soil & Water Conservation office on U.S. 98 N. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3619, ext. 502.

Gospel Lighthouse will meet
A newly-formed congregation, The Gospel Lighthouse, will meet
every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Christian 7th Day Baptist Church, 914
N.Vv. Park St. There will be old camp meeting style of preaching, pray-
ing and singing. For information, contact Reverend Elma J. Hampton
at (863) 357-0455.

Legion sponsoring fundraiser
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary and
the Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental Control are
sponsoring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate your used or empty
laser printer cartridges and ink jets to the Post. The Post will receive a
donation from ECC. All monies received.from this project will be used
to purchase supplies for the needy school children in the Okeechobee
County School system. Boxes will be made available at the following
locations: American Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave.; Chamber of Com-
merce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.; and Smith's Computer Service, S.W. Park
Street. Additional collection points will be made available at a later
date. For information, call John R. Rooney at (863) 763-2950 or (863)

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Looking Back ...
At Johhny Rabon's Saddle Shop in Okeechobee, his trusty dog stands watch waiting for the next customer in 1984.
Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee
News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about
the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.

Upcoming Events

VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at the
Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invited.
Please R.S.V.P. to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee Presby-
terian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is
invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organiza-
tion or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is
open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual member-
ship is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at
(863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.

Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 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 mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For infor-
mation, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meet at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located next
to the driver's license office located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help
group that offers support and education for people who have been diag-
nosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective
disorder or dual diagnosis.

A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third 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.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600 S.W.
Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-Mart
parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you
may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you lis-
ten to the great oldies music.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty Salon
located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public service pro-
gram to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty techniques to
diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.R to (863)
467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30 p.m.
They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For information,
call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Randy
or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.

Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a pot
luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic Center.
For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 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 (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at 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 Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
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 ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for blood
donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-9360.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It's a closed book study.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863)
763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.

Community Events

Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting
applications for the 2005/06 school year. Children turning 3 on or
before Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at
Northside Headstart, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave. For appointments, call
Sheryl Heater at (863) 357-8677 or Antonia Nunez at (863) 357-
2242. Headstart opens as early as 7 a.m. Qualifying children may
stay as late as 5:30 p.m.

History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St., will be closed from
May 2 until Aug. 31. They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from
11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9,
from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will then be open every Wednesday
and Friday. Please call ahead one day to reserve any specific equip-
ment you may need. For information during working hours call
(863) 763-6510. During hours the center is closed call (863) 467-
5261, or (863) 357-7711.

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and
are seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their play-
ground that was damaged during the hurricanes. For more infor-
mation, call Grace Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed. External Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488
to find out more.

Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to
invite the community to participate in a project for Operation Free-
dom Iraqi. The church will be sending care packages to 20 service-
men in the Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our coun-
try have requested items not only for themselves, but they also give
items to the Iraqi children while on patrol and visiting. We would
like to invite the community to help us with this project. For more
information, contact Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.

Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a
few fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Gov-
ernor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or
four years. The council meets monthly to discuss programs and
needs of the children in the community. Once a year, agencies
request funds through a grant process. Each council member
"adopts" an agency or two as their own and monitors the pro-
grams' services that they provide to our children. Those interested
in completing an application should contact Cathleen Blair, execu-
tive director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255

Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of
their Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group
of trained volunteers who respond to local disasters such as struc-
ture fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and tal-
ents to help local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy
or Candace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch.- by
calling (863) 763-2488.

Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott
Ave., is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the
church. The temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone
who needs food. All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.

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

The Okeechobee News, Monday, June 13,2005

Community Events

Methodist church hosts Bible school
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St., will hold vacation Bible school June 13-17 from 5 until 8:10
p.m. daily. The theme this year is the Circle G Ranch: Ask, Seek, Knock.
Each adventure is filled with a powerful Bible story and fun crafts,
games and music. There is also an adult Bible study, which will be led
by Reverend Bruce Simpson and Reverend Jim Dawson. A light meal
will be served each day. Registration fee is $5 per child, with a $10
maximum per family. Call the First United Methodist Church office at
(863) 763-4021 for information.

Wildlife center hosts summer camp
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will host its annual summer
camp during the month of June. This wildlife education camp is open
to campers ages 8-12. The sessions will be: June 13-17; June 20-24;
and, June 27-July 1. The camp will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The cost is $100 per camper. Campers will learn about wildlife and the
environment. There will be a day devoted to survival in the wild. Flori-
da Wildlife Conservation officers Kevin Losee and Sean Smith will
teach the young campers how to survive in the wilderness. There will
also be daily crafts, one large take-home craft, ice cream parties, and a
field trip to River Woods which includes a pontoon boat ride. Since
enrollment is limited, it is important to sign up as soon as possible. For
information contact Sue Arnold at (863) 763-4630.

Legion Post #64 to hold elections
The Auxiliary Unit will meet at 7 p.m. on June 14 for the Legion's
election of officers for the 2005-06 term. Any member in good standing
may yote for the Legion's officers beginning at noon. A member must
have his current card to vote.

Children's council meeting changed
The Children's Services Council meeting has been changed to Tues-
day, June 14. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the conference room
at the Okeechobee County School Board office at 700 S.W. Second
Local Civil Air Patrol group forming
The Civil Air Patrol is forming a new squadron in Okeechobee. The
first meeting will be Tuesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at Teen Town, 305
N.W. Second St. Colonel Gary Owen of the Civil Air Patrol is planning a
town hall type meeting to answer questions from the public as to the
purpose and plans of the squadron.

Big Lake Genealogy Society to meet
Big Lake Genealogy Society will meet Tuesday, June 14, at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 7 p.m. Anyone
interested in tracing his/her family history is encouraged to attend.
Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are welcome. Come and share
your genealogy research with us. For information, call (863) 467-2036.

Church will host potluck dinner
Cowboys for Christ will be having a potluck dinner on June 16 start-
irig at 6 p.m. at the Basinger Civic Center. There will be gospel singing
by Escape Christian, and country music with Ginger Fender and band
at 7 p.m.

Business women's luncheon planned
The Okeechobee Business Women's Networking Luncheon will be
held Friday, June 17, at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E.
Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the lunch will start at noon.
Door prizes are always welcome.

Treasure Island church plans VBS
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., invites all chil-
dren kindergarten through sixth grades to join us at vacation Bible
school June 20-24 from 5 until 8:15 p.m. VBS creates a fun and exciting
safari atmosphere where children will have a great time singing,
watching skits, creative crafts, playing games and getting to know God
through prayer. Along with VBS for the little ones, we will be offering a
parent seminar entitled. Making Your Children Mind Without Losing
Yours. For information call (863) 763-0550.

Oakview hosting Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host a vacation
Bible school June 20-24, from 6 until 9 p.m. The school will be titled
"Ramblin' Road Trip" a trip across America to learn how to make
right choices. It will be for ages, 3 through adult. Registration kick-off
will be Saturday, June 18, from 9 until 11:30 a.m. and will include
games, crafts, food, fun and fellowship. For information, call the
church at (863) 763-1699.

Members sought for fair committee
As the first step toward forming a county fair, the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center Advisory Committee is seeking applicants for
a 25-member committee that will write the charter for the fair. A broad
cross section of the community is needed. Applications can be picked
up through June 21 at the county administrator's office in the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St. Member of the advi-
sory committee will select the committee members.

Free Lunchbox Lecture scheduled
A free Lunchbox Lecture, featuring psychotherapist Dr. Brenda
Garma, Ph.D., LMHC, will be held June 21 at the Visiting Nurses Asso-
ciation, 208 S.E. Park St., and will address techniques for children that
are self-mutilating. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the lecture will
begin at noon. Bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. Lunch-
box Lectures are presented by the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task
Force and sponsored by the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition to
inform and heighten the community's awareness of topics that sur-
round the increasing problem of teen pregnancy in Okeechobee. This
is the last lecture in the series. For information, call Carol Staley at
(863) 462-5877.

Early Learning Coalition to meet
The monthly business meeting of the Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be held on
Wednesday, June 22, at 1 p.m. in the conference room of the Ft. Pierce
One Stop. An executive committee meeting will immediately follow.
The One Stop is located just east of IRCC. For information, call (863)

Okeechobee Sears

has new owner

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Sears now
has a new owner. Carols Baha-
mon will be operating the Sears
along with his wife, Maria. Mr.
Bahamon has 23 years.experi-
ence working for Sears in Fort
Pierce in the sales of such things
as central heating, air condition-
ing, roofing and windows.
He spent four years in the air
force before being employed by
Mr. Bahamon is from Colum-
bia, South America. When he

first moved to Fort Pierce, inter-
estingly, he was the first Latin
American in the area. That is cer-
tainly not the case now.

Mr. Bahamon says he plans to
clean up the store and hopefully
expand to a new location. He
would like to build a larger store.

The Okeechobee Sears sells
major appliances for lawn and
garden as well as generators.

The Bahamons have two
daughters who attend Catholic
School in Fort Pierce.

Staff photo/Deb Smythe
Carlos Bahamon is the new owner of the Okeechobee Sears.
He and his wife Maria and daughters Natalia and Catolina
(not pictured) currently reside in Fort Pierce.

Bank ranked first for financial performance

eral Savings Bank has been
named the top public thrift in
Florida and sixth among the
largest U.S. thrifts for financial
performance in fiscal year 2004
by a leading research firm. Har-
bor Federal, a wholly owned sub-
sidiary of Harbor Florida Banc-
shares (NASDAQ:HARB), moved
up from 8th in 2003 to sixth in
2004 as computed in the national
rankings compiled annually. ,
The new rankings appear in
the May 2005 issue of Thrift
Investor magazine, published by
SNL Financial, www.snl.com, the

premier information specialist for
the banking, insurance, financial
services, real estate and energy
SNL Financial computed the
rankings by grading the top 100
thrifts nationally across metrics,
which evaluated return, efficien-
cy, growth, and asset quality dur-
ing the fiscal year 2004. As a
result, Harbor Federals overall
performance score was 86.8, just
five points behind the best per-
forming thrift in the nation. The
score is tabulated on a possible
100 points.
"Harbor Federals high ranking

is a tribute to its impressive show-
ing in a lot of different areas," said
Eric Reinford, SNL Financial Insti-
tutions Group research analyst
and specialist in banks and thrifts.
"This is truly a great honor and
validation for all our people who
work so hard every day to provide
our customers with the highest
quality of service," said Mike
Brown, President and Chief Exec-
utive Officer of Harbor Federal.
"As a community-based financial
institution, we are grateful to our
growing list of customers who
continue to trust us with their per-
sonal and -business banking

Harbor Federal is one of Flori-
da's largest independent banks
with 37 branches from Stuart to
Daytona and $2.7 billion in assets.
A wholly owned subsidiary of
Harbor Florida Bancshares, Inc.
(NASDAQ:HARB), the bank is "A"
rated by an independent rating
firm, proof of the financial securi-.
ty it provides to customers and
investors. Now in its 71st year,
Harbor Federal continues its
strong commitment of service to
each of the communities it serves.
New branch offices are slated to
open in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

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Martha's House plans training session
Martha's House will offer eight hours of training on June 22, in the
South Florida Water Management Auditorium, located in the Bank of
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cost fo6 the training is $10. Certificates will be given. For information,
contact Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Help with utility bill available
A LIHEAP representative will be at the Okeer'-,bee One Stop
Career Center, 207 S.W Park St., June 23 and 24 t; a.m. until 3
p.m. to discuss help paying your electric bills or help deposits and
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a picture ID, proof of income, a Social Security card for everyone and
an electric bill.

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2982 Aviation Way
Fort Pierce
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6 The Okeechobee News, Monday, June 13,2005

Self defense offered against insects

Dan Culbert Extension
Horticulture Agent
Self defense offered against
pesky mosquitoes
Unless you just arrived from
another planet, you have probably
noticed that summer rains have
begun to fill up our local ditches
canals and the chronic wet spots in
our Florida Yards. Summertime has
arrived, and with it comes the
S,. P ,i r of seeing and feeling the
elects of one of our unofficial state
anin als- thie mosquito.
liomeowners can play a role in
managing these pest populations,
and today's column will give you
some tips on what you can do in
self defense. Much of this informa-
tion comes to us from Extension
Specialist Dr. Roxanne Rutledge of
the University of Florida's Medical
Entomology Laboratory, which is
located in Vero Beach.

Dump Standing
Most but not all of our pesky
mosquitoes breed in standing
water. Even a small amount of still
water can provide a place to a
female mosquito to lay a clutch of
eggs and turn it into a writhing
mass of wrigglers. Depending on
the species, it may only take a few
days after a good rainfall for the
next generation to emerge and
look for bare flesh.
There are many water-holding
containers found in landscapes.
Can you get rid of them? Or, if you
do not want to remove them, flush
them out and replace the water
every 2 3 days. This will remove
mosquito larvae that are in the con-
tainer; larva will not live long out of
water and will not develop to the
adult stage.


Here is a short list assembled by
Osceola County Master Gardner
Nancy Pfister and some ides on
how to deal with breeding mosqui-
Potted plants with pans -
Don't overwater you plants, and
remove or turn the drip pan upside
down so it won't hold water.
Drainage ditches Remove
vegetation and obstructions to
water flow mosquitoes don't like
moving water.
Low spots that hold water -
Fill and re-grade to move standing
water off your property.
Plugged roof gutters If they
haven't been blown away by the
storms, be sure to check them and
clean gutters clear of sticks, leaves
and other obstructions.
e Pet dishes Change water
Trash piles Remove or
cover them, but be sure that covers
don't hold water in small pockets.
Old tires Remove, dispose of
or cover tires, which are one of the
best places to grow mosquitoes.
Water holding containers -
Remove or cover pails, barrels,
grills, or even some kinds of plastic
play ground equipment.
Poorly maintained pools or
spas Follow recommended
maintenance and keep up with the
pool chemical levels which kill
mosquito larva.
Bromeliads Flush the hol-
low centers of these plants out with
a hose.
Tree holes Fill with sand or
concrete to keep water from pool-

ing inside or better yet, remove
these trees that will have weakened
Debris on roofs Remove
debris; ripped and compromised
blue roof tarps can hold puddles of
Ponds Keep them clear of
excessive aquatic vegetation, and
stock with minnows or tadpoles to
feed on the wrigglers.
Boats Cover or turn upside
down so the hulls don't hold rain-
Birdbaths Flush at least
once per week.
If you must rely on chemical
control of breeding areas, or insist
on using pesticides to reduce adults
mosquitos, please check with us
for the UF bulletin on recommend-
ed, legal pesticides.

Buying a Zapper?
Carefully evaluate the purchase
of mosquito control devices. Dr.
Rutledge has pioneered the evalua-
tion of many of the devices that are
now on the market to "eliminate"
mosquitos from your Florida Yard.
Many are not effective.
Some of these devices expel
carbon dioxide gas that attracts
these pests into a collection bag.
Research has not shown that they
actually eliminate local mosquito
populations. Other devices emit a
timed spray of insecticide. These
fail to consider differences in mos-
quitos and environmental effects,

and as a result will often be too lit-
tle, too late 6r kill a lot of nontarget
organisms like birds, pets and
wildlife. They can also lead to-an
increase pesticide resistance
among those mosquito's that sur-
There are even devices being
sold that supposedly repel mosqui-

tos by emitting ultrasonic waves.
The Federal Trade Commission has
issued an order stopping their sale
because they simply do not work to
repel mosquitos.

Got Mosquito's?
If you can avoid exposing your-
self to mosquitos, do so. Limit your
outdoor activities around dusk and
dawn, when mosquitos are most
likely to be active. If you must be
outside, wear light colored loose fit-
ting long pants and long. sleeved
shirts, complete with hats, and use
an effective mosquito repellent.
Repellants containing deetT",
an abbreviation for the chemical
name of the active ingredient, work
the best when properly applied.
Other "natural" repellants such as
citronella, eucalyptus or picaridin
(i.e. Skin-so-Soft) will work for 20
minutes or so; some forms of DEET
can last for upwards of 5 hours.
Knowing how to apply and reapply
these repellents can make all the
difference in the world. Ask for the
recently revised UF bulletin, Mos-
quito Repellants if you want the
A great place for mosquito infor-
mation is Dr. Rutledge's web page;
I've placed a link to it and more
information on our Okeechobee
web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information on
homeowner mosquito control,
email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call us
at (863) 763-6469. Local residents
can stop by our office at 458 Hwy
98 North in Okeechobee, and visit
our County Master Gardeners from
1 until 5 p.m. on Tuesday after-

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Scholarship recipient
Brian Duenas was one of the recipients of the Okee-
chobee Educational Foundation, Inc. "Grow Our Own"
scholarships. He received this scholarship at the annual
Scholarship Night award presentations at Okeechobee
High School.

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Blake Marsocci received the Valerie Lewis, CPA scholar-
ship,.the Jim Waldau Scholarship and the Jim Young Ath-
letic Award scholarship at the annual Scholarship Night
presentations at Okeechobee High School.



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Bright Futures recipient :
Hank Schultz received a Florida Bright Futures Scholar-
ship at the annual Okeechobee High School Scholarship
Night presentations.

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American Legion Scholarship
Amber ThibQult received the American Legion Scholar-
ship at the annual Scholarship Night presentations at
Okeechobee High School.



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Scholarship Night-
Linda Robles received the Church of Our Saviour and the
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship at the recent Scholar-
ship Night presentations at Okeechobee High School.

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Junior golf clinic
will be June 13-17
Waldau's junior golf clinic, host-
ed by Waldau's Junior Golf, Inc.
and the Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club, will be held June 13-
17 from 8 a.m. until noon each day.
The clinic is open for junior
golfers between the ages of 7-12
only. Adam White, head golf
instructor, Bubba Mullins and Jim
Waldau will head up the clinic,
which will include golf instruction,
practice and golf games. There will
be a tournament competition on
the final day.
The clinic is limited to the first
20 junior golfers. Beginner to inter-
mediate players will be taught all
aspects of the game, including
rules of golf and golf etiquette. The
clinic will also provide education
literature, shirts and prizes.
Contact Adam White at '(863)
763-6228 or Bridgette Waldau
(863) 467-7300 for information,
price and clinic application forms.
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sign-ups slated .
Sign-ups for the Chobee Bulls
football league will be held June
14 at the Chobee Bulls Field
House at New Endeavor from
4:30 until 7 p.m.
Boys in the sixth, seventh and
eighth grade are encouraged to
join. Please bring a copy of the
child's birth certificate and insur-
ance card to sign-ups.
There will be a mandatory
meeting for all football players,
cheerleaders and their parents or
guardians at 6:30 p.m.
For information, call Marvin

Roberts at (863) 357-6675, Mary
Jane Schoonmaker at (863) 634-
0326 or Maureen Halliday at (863)
Golf tournament
will benefit CIS
Communities In School (CIS)
and the Police Athletic League
(PAL) are hosting their sixth annual
golf tournament on Saturday, June
18, at the Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club.
' There will be an 8 a.m. shotgun
Entry fees are $45 per person, or
$180 per team. Sponsorships are
available. The cost of a hole spon-
sorship is $150; a tee sponsorship is
$75; and, a team sponsorship is
There will also be chicken and
rib barbecue dinners.
Prizes will be given to the first,
ninth and next-to-last place teams.
All proceeds will help fund CIS
projects: Mentoring Character
Counts and Youth Center.
-For information, call CIS at
(863) 462-5327.
Youth football
sign ups planned
Sign-ups for the new Pop Warn-
er football league and cheerlead-
ing program will take place on
June 25, July 2, 9 and 16 at Teen
Town from noon until 4 p.m.
Parents must provide copies of
the child's birth certificate, their
most recent report card and a cur-
rent physical at registration. The
cost of registration will be $ 75.
For information contact James
Shockley at (863) 634-3482, Albion
Crowell at (863) 697-2576 or Kris-
ten Barker at (863) 697-6073.

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The following movies are now *
Iliowing at the Brahman Theatres f

Movie times for Friday, June *
10, through Thursday, June 16,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Mr. and Mrs.
nmith" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri- I
day at 7 and 9:10 p.m. Saturday
ind Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:10L
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
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Theatre II "Madagascar" (PG)
;howtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "The Longest
Yard" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-


Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located
at 726 N.E. 16th Ave. is currently
accepting applications for
migrant children and children
with disabilities in our Head Start
Program. Our belief is that all
children can benefit from receiv-.
ing educational, Health and
Social Services which our pro-
gram offers. We serve children 6
weeks to 5 years. To qualify the
family must have migrated in the
past 24 months worked in agri-
culture and primary income
must come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children
with disabilities to apply., For
information, call (863) 467-0702
and ask for Sylvia, Ella, or Page.

El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave.
esta aceptando aplicacions para
ninos de families migrants y
ninos incapacidados. En nustro
program nostros creemos que
los ninos se benefician en cuan-
'do reciven services de educa-
cion, salud y services socials que
nustro program ofrece. Servi-
mos ninos de 6 semans a 5 anos.
Para cualificar la familiar deve de
ver salido del condado 0 estado
en los ulitimo 24 mess y trabaja-
do en agriculture. Con el ingreso
de la familiar de trabajo de agri-
cultura. Animamos que las
families con ninos incapacida-
dos aplican. Para mas informa-
cion por favor de llamar al
(863)467-0702 Y ablar con Sylvia
0 Zila.

Redirection Center
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do
you have a job skill that you
would like to teach others? Do
you belong to a civic organiza-
tion or religious organization
and would like to spread the
word? If you answered yes to
any of these questions, please
contact Tom Jones or Karin
Aldridge at Okeechobee Redirec-
. tion Center, (863) 357-5905. We
are looking ,for volunteers to
work a few hours a month with
Need help paying for quality
child care?

Volunteers sought
for mediation program
If you have time on your
hands and want to work within
the court system try -the media-
tion program. The Nineteenth
Judicial Circuit mediation pro-
gram is looking for volunteers
that would like to become a
mediator for the courts. All
mediators are court appointed,
trained and certified by the
Supreme Court of Florida..If you
would be interested in volun-
teering and want more informa-
tion on the program, call Andrea
Bemenderfer at (561) 871-5305.

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seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items, and is cur-
rently seeking such items as
baby clothes, furniture, small
appliances, tools as well as golf
and fishing equipment. Call Hos-
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tery. $1100'for both.

BLACK LAB- female, recent
surgery still has stitches, no
Collar, vic or Hwy -41 SE
and 15B. (863)467-0501.
BLACK LAB MIX- large, male,
vicinity of Hwy 70 West
CD CASE- black, with CD's,
found on Wolff Rd. Call
(863)763-3134 to claim.
Young Female Cat Recently
Spayed. Okeetantie Area.
Call to -identify.

ER- "Abby", lost in Platts
Bluff on 5/31.
LOST: cat, gray tiger, w/white
chest & white paws, male,
neutered, vic., of Four Sea-
sons. (863)763r2692
LOST DOG Pit/Cur Mix
blk w/ wht Vic of Dark Ham-
' mock Rd, Burman Rd & 441
(772)260-6567 Reward -
PIT/CUR MIX, 5yrs old, aprox
701bs, missing on 6/4, vic of
Old Fort Denaud, reward

ADULT CATS 1 Blue Russian
female w/ 7 toes, 1 blk Tom,
good mouser, both free to
good home. (863)763-8892
BLUE HEALER, Male, 6 years
old. Free to;'good home.
Good w/children. Needs big
yard, (863)763-7075
Free to good homes.
CHIHUAHUA-, (m) long hair, 3
'/l yrs old, very sweet, likes
attention, good,for older
adult, (863)634-5444.
CUR, 7 yrs. & Red Nosed Pit-
bull, 4 yrs..Neutered males.
Great w/kids. Housebroken,
updated shots. 863)447-0965

FREE KITTENS, to good home
only, part real Lynx, some
bobtails. (863)467-7922

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Customer Service Rep, need
good phone skills, computer
skills & able to work 1/2
days on Saturdays.
S863)467-4007 ask for
Dairy Knowledge preferred,
Salary and Benefits, Call
(863)634-1758 or
Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available. Apply @
Walpole Feed & Supply
2595 NW 8th Street

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FREE PUPPY to good home,
housebroken, good with
kids, needs room to run.
Free to good home, 6 mos.
old, male, Walker hound
dog, all shots, neutered,
German Shepherd/Sharpei
mix puppies, 1 male, 1 fe-
male, 6 weeks old, to good
home. (863)675-4211
HOT TUB- you must move,
KITTENS (4) Male, Litter
Trained. Grey and White.
Free to good homes.
KITTENS, Bottle Fed. Cute!!
Free to good home.
Lots of free dogs, to good
homes only, all types.
Special needs w/ epilepsy,
Needs lots of love & care.
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Employment -
SFull-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

Accounts ReceivableClerk,
full time with benefits. Fax
resume to 772-597-3300 or
call 772-597-3458.
Daily work Daily pay
Report to Labor Finders 6am

Experience a Must
DFWR (863)467-0831

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driving record required.
(863)763-6053 .
Has an immediate opening
for a Full Time
Hours: Tues-Sat. 7:30am-4pm
Skills in plumbing, carpentry,
and light electrical preferred.
Need a self starter Supervisory
type person. Fax Resume to:
863-467-1183 or Call
Needed for Ag. Harvesting.
Pay dependant on exp.
Looking for Someone
Exp'd For Concrete
Block & Flatwork.
Must have drivers license.
Annual starting salary: $30K
for qualified applicants.

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in the classified

The Okeechobee News
is seeking a full time
Outside Sales Consultant.
The right applicant will:
Be enthusiastic
Be inquisitive
o Be service oriented
Be highly motivated
S*Be aIself-managed individual
Be well organized
Preferably have previous sales experience
Be a good team player
Be able to handle pressure
Have computer skills
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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with own tools and transportation.

Competitive Wages.

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Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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

Pharmacy Consultant
Pharmaceutical Services
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call (863) 357-2442 for more information

Experienced Diesel Mechanic
For Heavy Equipment
Drug Test Required

All around maintenance
person to do lawns,
wash trucks etc.
Do not call after 3:30 RM.

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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeechobee News Is A, Equal Oppo tunity Employer

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

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Professional Cook
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Good Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street

Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Services
Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
(863) 357-2442
for more information

Help Wanted
Salary commensurate
with experience.
Call Mr. Dick Sills, Ext. 139
and leave message.
Salary $8.00 to $18.00
Active driver's license
and vehicle
222 S. Parrott Ave.

M-F, 7 am-3:3Opm
Excellent Pay, full benefit'
package; vacation time,
health, dental, optical and
401 K. Fax Resume to

Must be computer literate,
Positive attitude
Drug Test Required
Sign-Up Bonus
We are now accepting
applications for Cashier, Fuel
Attendant and Wrecker Driver
positions. Training will be
provided for responsible
people. We offer good pay,
rewarding work, benefits
and mileage reimbursement.
For a limited time, qualified
applicants who are hired will
receive a $200 sign-up
bonus. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo mm 184 Fl. Turnpike.
863-763-9383. DFWP

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weekly, strong computer
exp., $10,800 annual salary,
benefits. Apply at http://peo-

needs work, Will do light
housekeeping and live in,
references (863)675-4239.


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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
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Carpets,'Rugs 550
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Health & Reducing
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Tools 725
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VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

New, 21k BTU, electric $350

20K BTU Reverse Cycle,
window unit, $275 or best
offer (863)674-0467.
Ton, For DW. Includes 6 yr.
warrantee. Like brand new.
$1200 (863)697-1894
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.

Antique, Mahogany. Circa late
1800. Beautiful condition,
$500 neg. (863)467-6805
asking $30. (863)675-4912.

2, Almond. $100 for all, will
sep. (863)763-8613
DRYER- apartment size,
works nice, $100.
burners working, $15.
condition, $20.
TOR (Frigidaire 17 cu63 ft)
white, $300 for both.,
REFRIGERATOR- 19 cu. ft.,
Frostfree, asking $75.
Ig., beige, frost free, x-lg.
freezer, exc. cohd., $150.
STOVE, Electric, Stainless
Steel. $50. (863)697-6464
STOVE, Gas, Frigidaire. White.
$400 or best offer.

MAGAZINES- 1 box of assort-
ed titles. $50 for all.


MATTRESS- California King
size, good condition, paid
$800 asking $100
QUEEN SIZE BED- mattress &
boxspring, frame & cream
colored wood headboard
$125. (239)728-9996.
$150 (863)674-0405 or
SOFA, Chair, Coffee Table &
glass top table, $250.
SEAT, blue, good condition,
all for $275.
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- antique
style, pecan, nice condition,
$100 (863)357-4532.
WATERBED- King Size, mo-
tion free, mattress, liner and
heater. $50.
WICKER SOFA- Coffee table &
chair. Good quality furniture.
$125. (863)467-6573

$1800 (863)763-7252
GOLF CART, Electric, 4 Seater
w/box bed. Work or Pleas-
ure. 36 V charger. $950.

PISTOL, Smith & Wesson,
Semi-Auto, 22 cal., Model
2206. $325 (863)763-4961

ROOF CARRIER: For Luggage.
Hard. 15 cu. ft. Good condi-
tion. $75 (863)610-0732

electric, new matt, plus air
matt w/pump incld. $900
neg. (863)655-3436.
tors for vans, like new, ask-
ing $1500. (863)357-8788
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Buiness I I

ISpecial Notice

ISpecial Notice 01551

JACK RUSSELL (f) for breed-
asking $250 for both will sell
sep. (863)357-2494.
PARROLET, 1 year old female,
Banded. $100.
White (F), 1 yr. old & Black &
White (M)3 yrs. old. $500
both, willsep. 863)610-9812

From travel trailer $20 for both
New in box never been used
pd $80 sell for $50
(863)675-4361 after 5pm

SEW MACH TABLE- portable,
1 drawer, legs can be re-
moved for transporting,
24x8 walnut $75

BOWLING BALL- Ladies, Ayr-
way Mustang, Tan/Gold, mar-
bleized, ex. con $12.5 lb.
w/bag. $40 (863)357-3779
BOWLING BALL- Men's, Black
Columbia 300, 16lbs, Good
condition. Black bag. $30.

McCullach, new in box,
never used $110
GENERATOR 5500 watts, 110
& 220 volts, electric start,
bart. charger, like new cond.
$1150 (863)467-4328
GENERATOR- Coleman, 5000
watt, 10 HP, new in box,
wheel kit included. $600.
GENERATOR: Small. $500 or
best offer. (863)357-3388
Hose & Gun. Used once.
Cleaned w/preservatives.
$700 (863)763-2692

A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.


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

$20. @.

2 1/2 yrs old, green broke, very
sweet, $1500.
12yrs old, 14 hds, retired from
playing polo, perfect for old-
er child $400(863)467-0247
11 yr old, black w/ white
face, papers, $1800.

BUSH ALL-5'Brand New
$400 (863)801-1666
6ft offset, heavy duty
$1200 (863)763-4982
FINISH MOWER, 6 ft., like
new, used one season,
$ 9 0 0
Good condition. $75
STX38 John Deere, needs
new belts & pulleys, $300.
(863)357-4532. .
Massey Furgeson
$1500 (863)763-4982
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
180 & Husky mower. $600.
ea. (863)763-4149 or

SADDLE- McCellan Repro-
duction, almost new cond.,
w/bridle & blanket, asking
$200. (863)675-4098.


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property
Rent 9.15
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

Waterview, Furnished w/
Screened porch, slip, pool,
tennis, $1200 mo.

FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2 BA,
garage. Quiet country set-
ting. Small pet okay. Fenced
yard monthly or seasonal.
by Kissimmee River, $500
mo. 1st mo & sec to move
in. No Dogs (561)746-5852
House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, 13
miles west of Okeechobee
on Hwy. 70, $1300.
le Family Home. No pets.
800. mo. + Sec. & Refs.
Avail. now! (561)445-8281.

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

FLOOR TILE includes tile
cutter, 50pcs, 12x12, light
grey $60 (863)467-2112
GARAGE DOOR- 16x8, good
condition, $250,
4'x7', tinted glass, $100 for
both (239)246-3549
Heritage Bought it, Now it's
not needed* $6000
VINYL SIDING- 1 full box,
covers 200 sq ft, color is
Sunny Maize, $100 or best
offer. (863)635-0433.
plete Kitchens. $500 or best
offer. (863)763-8613

2) Mortar Mixers, 1) Brick
Saws, 2) Wheel Barrels,
f 16) 5ft. scaffold jacks, 1)16
ft. trailer, 1) 1994 Chevy Pick
. Up, 4x4. (859)265-1764

Light brown w/ red heart says
"I love you" Perfect condition
$20 (863)763-8149

ROSENTHAL- 8pl setting,
Made in Germany, wheat de-
sign, gold trim, 50 yrs old,
never used $400

S3000. Few NBA & Football.
95% is Major League. $250.
or best offer (863)634-6565
COLLECTION: Approx. 44
yrs. old. Rare items. $2500
all. 863)824-3358
COLLECTION: $1500 for all.
Call (863)763-8943
sorted sizes, asking $50.

SCANNER- Colorado Primax
600p, brand new with cable,
$25. (863)983-4915.

ing table. $550 for all, will
sep. (863)467-8177

BAKERS RACK, Wrought Iron,
Antique Blue. .$75
Very Good Condition $50
BUNK BED, wooden, with built
in drawers & desk, $550.
Lighted. 57W x 78H x 17D.
$200 (863)675-4990
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467..
DAYBED- Cherry Sleigh bed
style, $300 or best offer.
DESK, Wooden. Great for
computer. $40
Light oak, good condition $75
Table w/ four matching chairs.
Good cond. $225
HIGH BACK Wicker Chairs, (3)
Good condition, $36 will sell
separately. (863)467-5477.
LR SUITE- used, fair condi-
tion, color pattern, $100.

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C (863)441-4722r
8 circuit, w/2 single & 2
double circuit breakers, $50.
HAND PUMP- $80, water w/o
electric, complete w/steel fit-
ting & brass valves to install,
(863)467-4389 mornings.
w/ blank keys, priced rea-
sonably at $400

PIANO, Gul Bransen, real ivory
keys, perfect tuning, $600 or
best offer (863)467-6693 or

prox 2 yr, Neutered Male,
Good w/children. House
broke. $250: 863-634-6565.
weeks old, $75.
BASSET HOUND w/papers. 9
mo. old., Female. House-
broken. All shots. Tracking
Chip. $400 (863)634-3841
COCKATIEL'S- for sale, $50
up (863)610-0843 after 5 p
$150. Call evenings,
AKC reg. 5-males, Ready
June 9th $325. Cash only.

12 hp., 42" cut, few hours,
garage kept. Like new. $425
Tractor, 18h/p B&S engine ,
46" cut, gd tires, needs trans
axle $160 (863)697-9704
rear tine, like new, $500 or
best offer (863)697-9704
SCREEN ROOM- w/insulated
roof, 12x26, $500 you must
remove. (772)486-1914.

Custom built, 16" seat, used
less than 25 times $600

Round Barbecue Set

There's nothing more relaxing than an old-fashioned
backyard barbecue, with friends and family gathered
around the picnic table on a warm summer evening.
This round barbecue set, designed to seat eight, is the
ideal place to enjoy just such an evening. Add a
shade umbrella (available at home centers) and start
the festivities early.
The completed table is 52 inches in diameter, but
it may easily be enlarged.

Round Barbecue Set plan (No. 239)... $9.95
Picnic Tables Package (No. C91)
Four projects incl. 239 ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects). .. $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)






Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1031)
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10-15
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Beautifully landscaped new
listing, 3/2/2, in ground pool,
new roof, vinyl siding,
$249,900. (863)763-2423

Mobile Homes

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

nished. Avail. now. Very pri-
vate lot w/screen porch, etc.
$875 mo. 863)357-3639

FLEETWOOD '99, 3/2 w/2 Car
Garage & fpl. & many extras.
on 3 large. lots, fenced back-
yd. Must see. 863-447-0965


Boats '05
Campers RYs 010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030A
Sport Vehicles. ATVs 3035

Aluminum, w/trailer. $350
W/trailer, vinyl top & 35 h/p
Evinrude motor. $1000
(863)675-6652 ,

Brand new prop but needs
starter. $2500
(863)634-8023 ask for John

or Female, No children, Pets
neg. $450 mo. + util.
(863)228-3887 LaBelle

AIR BOAT- Aluminum, 15ft,
small block Chevy, good
prop, runs good, trailer.
$2500 (863)763-4643.
AIR BOAT- small, 75HP Frank-
lin Aircraft engine, 5' prop,
needs tune-up, Must sell
$850 (863)675-0254.
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $250.
bow rider, 140 Johnson OB
motor, new bimini top, 2
bass seats, troll motor, good
trailer. $4500.
Includes trailer & canopy to
cover boat. No motor.
$800 (863)675-6738
GHEENOE 16.5 FT, '91- w/'91
40 HP Johnson, trolling mo-
tor, trlr, very fast, local boat,
$2500 (863)926-0296.
MERCURY '01, 25 HR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.

'93- 27', excellent cond,
$5000. (863)697-2180.
sleeps 6, Fair condition
$1800. 772-287-3602 or
$1500 (863)763-3611

Needs new coil. $50
ING $75 for both.

Galvanized rocket boat trailer
w/ home made boat. $150
Harley Davidson 1200
Sportster, '97, new tires,
12k mi., never reg. in Fla.
Call Don bet. 5-8.
33K Excellent condition.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!

ATV 400 Polaris
Excellent shape $2500
'03, very few hrs., $4500.
POLARIS 300, 1994, 4x4,
runs good, $1500.
(863)357-1576 or

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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment '1025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

Biarritz, 350 V8, only 78K mi,
$3,900 (863)612-0046
EL CAMINO- '83, white, Runs
good. Many new parts. New
Tires & CD player $1500.
HONDA CIVIC, '04- low miles,
call. for details,
1991 Runs good, 128k mi,
asking $1000 or best offer
Auto, Cold A/C, Good trans-
portation/gd tires $3000 863-
cyl., Auto., PW, A/C, Looks
& Runs great. $1500 or best
offer. (772)461-2629
4 cyl. Gas saver. Very clean
car. $900 or best offer.
(863)675-2598 Lv. msg
Shop here first!
The classified ads

bic N i

Totally rebuilt, new tires, low
miles. Runs great! $6500 or
good offer. (863)824-0884


4X4, Loaded, 2 Dr., Needs
motor work. $2500
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs & looks
good $2500.

w/charger, $600.
GOLF CAR- 3 Wheel, recondi-
tioned, smooth riding, $750.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878

Camper Shell, aluminum, for
short bed, full sz. pickup,
$350. (863)634-2975
HITCH, Reese, 5th Wheel,
Easy Slide w/mounting rails.
$250. (772)285-8405
RIMS & TIRES- see at Play-
time Car Audio. Dakkar
Blades, 22x9 VI2, brand new,
$2400 neg. (863)357-6000.
2 doors, w/ keys, like new
$200 (863)357-6202
TIRES (2) Michelin. LT
285/75R16's. '$75
TRUCK CAP, Leer, High Top,
Fits full size Chevy. Pd.
$1300, Asking $300.

Installation avail. $250 or best
offer (863)467-8856

DODGE 250 RAM 1981: 318
engine, 130K. Has electrical
short. $500 (863)763-5392
FORD 1986, 308, V8, 4x4,
manual shift. $1500
Ford F150, '97, 180k mi.,
runs good, $4500.
FORD F150 P/U 1989, Needs
motor. $1200
FORD F150 XL '03, V8, auto,
air, sunroof & many, many
extras. 36K mi Sport model
$17,000 (863)697-0222
GMC S15 PU, '88- red, runs
good, $1500. neg.

CHEVY S-10 1992, Good-con-
dition, needs repair. $2000
Call Jewel @
Full size, 4x4 $600 ask for
Michael (863)967-6632
Jeep '88, Cobra trIr, tripod, 2
htrs, 2 tree stands, climber.
Call Natalia (954)304-4915
V-6, A/C, good condition, runs
good $1000 or best offer

TRAILER- Heavy duty, tires in
good condition. Side rail
ramps. $1500.

w/ running boards & tires
$150 (863)675-0969
Your new home could be
in today's.paper. Have
you looked for it?

CHEVY VAN, '89- w/windows,
asking, beige w/ brown
stipe, runs good, $2500
neg.. (863)763-1751.
runs well, good shape,
$1500. (863)467-6423.
Fully equipped. After 8pm
call (863)357-3534 $3800.
AC/PS/CD, new tires, hitch,
runs great, low miles, $1500

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation has
taken custody of a green and yellow
John Deere Gator 4x2, which was
found on 04/26/05 at the Water Man-
agement property between County
Rds 15Aand 15B.
Pursuant to Section 705.103 Florida
Statutes, the property will be disposed
ot if no ownership or lien claim is re-
ceived by July 28, 2005. Send claims
in writing to the Division of Law En-
forcement, 8535 North Lake Blvd.,
WPB., FL 33412; refer to case
61735 ON 6/13,20/05

CASE NO. 2002-CP-132
(Ancillary Summary Adminlstrallon)
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Ancillary Summary Administration has
been entered in the Estate of GAIL A.
GILLIS, Deceased, File Number 2005-
CP-0132, by the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 304
N.W. 2nd Street, Room 101, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972; that the dece-
dent's date of death was January 10,
2005; that the total value of the estate
is $5,500.00; and that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are:
ALLEN R. ILLIS, 112 E. Richmond
Street, Westmont, L 60559
GLENN L. GILLIS, 5555 Clarendon Hills
Road, Apt. 103, Clarendon Hills, IL
CARL R. GILLIS, 505 mineral Spring
Drive, McHenry, IL 60051
Lane, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent oth-
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file
their claims wihin this court WITHIN
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is June 6, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
Alien R. Gillls
112 E. Richmond Street
Westmont, IL 60550
Attorneys for Person Giving Notice:
RO. Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Forida 34972
0863) 763-3825
y: TomW.Conely, ill
Florida Bar No. 096482
60491 ON 6/6,13/05
Love the earth Recyclu
your used items by
selling them in the

a~bi Notice

NOTICE: Mr. David and Mrs. Anita Nunez, property owners, have filed a Final Plat
Application with the City of Okeechobee, Florida. The FINAL PUBLIC HEARING
wil be held before the ity Council on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or
as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 S. E. 3rd Avenue, Room 200,
Okeechobee, Florida. The public is Invited and encouraged to attend. For a copy
ol the agenda contact City Administration at (863) 763-3372x 212.
The proposed project is a 24 lot Subdivision that will consist of 0.5 acre (minimum
size) Single Family lots. The land area is approximately 760,383 square feet or
17.5 acres. The legal description being a parcel of land lying in a portion of the
Southeast one-quarter (SE 1/4) of Section 22, Township 37 South, Range 35
East, Okeechobee County, Flondsa i.T..,,.i... all of that certain parcel of
land described as "Parcel 1" as -,, ,,., oun.,,., records (O.R.) Book 512,
Page 1935 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Floida and being more
particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of said
Section 22; thence bear North 89deg.09'21" West, along the South line of said
Section 22, for a distance of 1326.07 feet to the intersection with the East line of
the West one-bhalf (W A) of the East one-half (EE ) of said Section 22, being
also the Southwest corner of that certain parcel of land as recorded in O.R. Book
518, Page 1639 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and the
polnt-of-beginning; thence bear North 89deg.08'29" West, continuing along said
south line of Section 22 for a distance of 241.28 feet to the Southeast corner of
that certain parcel of land as recorded in O.R. Book 508, Page 667 of the Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence bear North O0deg.40'07" East,
along the East boundary line of said O.R. Book 508, Page 667, for a distance of
1270.23 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Southwest and
having for its elements a radius of 50.00 feet and a central angle of
89deg.52'40"; thence bear Northwesterly, along said curve, for an arc length of
78.43 feet to the point of tangency of said curve, said point lying on the South
line of the Northwest one-quarter (NW 1/4) of the Southeast one-quarter (SE 1/4)
of said Section 22, and lying also on the North boundary line of said O.R. Book
508, Page 667; thence hear North 89deg.09'16" West, along said South line of
the Northwest one-quarter (NW 1/4) of the Southeast one-quarter (SE 1/4) of
Section 22, and along the said North boundary line of O.R. Book 508, Page 667,
and along the North boundary line of that certain parcel of land as recorded in
0.R. Book 299, Page 1756 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida,
for a distance of 1046.02 feet to the intersection with the West line of said
Southeast one-quarter (SE 1/4) of Section 22, and being also the Northwest cor-
ner of said O.R. Book 299, Page 1756; thence bear North OOdeg.10'46" East,
along said West line of the Southeast one-quarter (SE 1/4) of said Section 22,.for
a distance of 329.96 feet to the intersection with the North line of the South one-
. quarter (S 1/4) of the Northwest one-quarter (NW 1/4) of the Southeast one-
quarter (SE 1/4) of said Section 22, being also the Southwest corner of Brent-
wood Estates, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 31
of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence bear South
89deg.0951" East, along said North line of the South one-quarter (S 1/4) of the
Northwest one-quarter (NW 1/4) of the Southeast one-quarter (SE 1/4) of Sec-
tion 22, and along the South boundary line of said Brentwood Estates, for a dis-
tance of 1339.59 feet to the intersection with the aforesaid East line of the West
one-half (W a) of the East one-half (E/2) of said Section 22. and being also the
Southeast corner of said Brentwood Estates, and lying also on. the West boun-
dary line of aforesaid O.R. Book 518, Page 1639; thence bear South 00deg.39'
23" West, along said East line of the West one-half (W/2) of the East one-half (E
/a) of Section 22, and along said West boundary line of O.R. Book 518, Page
1639, for a distance of 1650.36 feet to the point-of-beginning.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records
of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Afnericans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working
days pnor to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired,
caul TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
58323 ON 6/3,13/05

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The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) requests proposals to provide complete
professional engineering services for a 2-phase expansion of its wastewater
treatment plant and collection system. OUA anticipates that this project will re-
ceive federal funding through a Community Development Block Grant (interim
treatment plant expansion) and through Rural Utility Service, USDA and/or State
Revolving Funds for the collection, treatment and disposal system expansion.
Additional information regarding the project may be obtained from Mr. Landon
Fortner, Executive Director, telephone 863-763-9460, fax 863-763-3746.
Proposals will be evaluated based upon the following criteria: Successful experi-
ence with similar wastewater projects, 25 points, Familiarity with local condi-
tions, 25 points, Proposed approach to the project, including tasks and schedule,
and record of timely performance, 15 points, RUS/CDBG experience, 20 points,
Availability of staffll, willingness to meet budget limits, 15 points. Experience and
familiarity factors will consider the firm and its staff, and may involve contacts
with references. In the event of a tied ranking, if one of the tied proposers is a
certified minority/woman owned business, that proposer will be given prefer-
Proposals should indicate the experience of the firm and staff, an outline of tasks
and schedule, and other factors to establish the proposers qualifications, includ-
ing a minimum of 2 references from similar projects. Applicable federal/slate
clauses will be required in the resulting professional services contract, such as
equal opportunity, access and retention of records, conflict of interest, truth-in-
negotiation, non-contingency, etc.
Three (3) copies of the proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing
the name and address of the proposer and the words "ENGINEERING PROPO-
SAL". The deadline for receipt of proposals is 3:00 p.m. on July 11, 2005 at the
Okeechobee Utility Authority, Post Office Box 835, Okeechobee, FL 34973-0835
OR 100 SW 5th Avenue, 34974-4221. Proposals received after the deadline will
not be considered. Proposals will be evaluated and ranked by a committee, and
a recommendation for negotiation will be presented to the OUA Board of Direc-
tors. The portion of the contract relating to the interim expansion of the treatment
plant will be subject to approval by the Okeechobee Board of County Commis-
sioners and the Florida Department of Community Affairs (the funding agency).
OUA reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to negotiate for portions of
or all work described, and accepts no responsibility for preparation or delivery of
proposals to the OUA.
61185 ON 6/10-16/05

Community Events

Airboat group will meet
The June meeting of the Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will
be held Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Square Restau-
rant. 301 W. South Park St. Major agenda items include voting on chari-
table contributions, planning for the 2006 jamboree and approval of
revised bylaws. Prizes will be given away, and visitors are welcome.
For information, call (863) 763-6069.

Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will
continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library.meeting room.
Everyone who lives to read and discuss books is invited to attend. The
group's next meeting will be Thursday, June 23, to discuss "Before
Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have questions or would
like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Hospice plans yard sale
Rain or shine Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Fri-
day, June 24, and' Saturday, June 25, from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.nm._The
sale will be held atthe.air conditioned Hospice of Okeechobee Volun-
-teer House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third
Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.

Special community meeting planned
Sacred Heart Catholic Church is having a community meeting on
Saturday, June 25, at 1 p.m. All Spanish speaking people are invited.
The sheriff, the Mexican consul and the Florida Immigrants Coalition
will be present.

Red Cross offers babysitting course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch is offering a
babysitter's training course on Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m: This is a great course for any young person wanting to baby sit
during the summer. Infant/child CPR and FA basics are covered in this
course. The cost is $25. If your child is interested in taking the course,
call the office at (863) 763-2488.

Guardian ad Litem training offered
You can be the difference to a child in need. The Guardian ad Litem
program will be training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indian River, St.
Lucie and Martin counties to represent the best interest of abused,
abandoned and neglected children in court. This meeting will be June
27-30 and July 1 from 9,a.m. until 4 p.m. at the South County Annex, St.
Lucie West Courthouse, 250 N.W. Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie,
on the second floor meeting. For information, call (772) 785-5804.

Lake Denton offering summer camps
Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park is offering summer camps to be
held July 2-5, July 6-8 and July 9-12. We also have dates available year-
round for camp rental for your church, family reunion or group. For
information, call Pam at (863) 453-3627 or (863) 634-9280. Their web-
site is lakedentoncamp.org.

Application available for ESE scholarships
The Okeechobee County School Board Exceptional Student Educa-
tion Department has sent out letters to parents of ESE students that may
be eligible for John McKay scholarships. An eligible student is a child that
has an active IEP, and was enrolled in public school in Okeechobee dur-
ing both the October and February child counts. The scholarship can be
used to attend a private school that accepts the students, or students may
attend another public school that has a similar program. There is an
application process that can be accessed through the internet at
www.fldoe.org. For information, call Cathleen Blair, ESE director, at (863)
462-5000, ext. 255. The deadline for applications is July 3.

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Church of Christ hosting Bible school
The Okeechobee Church of Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will host
vacation Bible school July 25-29. The theme will be all things bright
and beautiful, and classes will be provided for adults down to the
smallest child. The hours are 7 until 8:30 p.m. each evening.

Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale sponsored by
Xi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, is scheduled for
Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Proceeds from this
fundraiser are used throughout the year for community projects. Past
proceeds have been used to purchase canned goods and blankets for
the Sun Room, Avon Park Church Service Center, scholarships and
donations to the juvenile diabetes fund. Vendor applications are now
being accepted. Contact Linda Dalke, 1608 Booth Drive, in Sebring; or,
call Lynn Cloud at (863) 382-4487 or (863) 381-5680.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests,
peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
on Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are, held at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set an
appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reser-
vation, Brighton, Adults basic education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tuesday and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.;
One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday
through Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115
S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday,, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.;
Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. -23 Lane, adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725
S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., English as a second language, Tuesday and Thursday
from 7 until 9 p.m.

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

Children's Services Council aids families
Okeechobee County Children's Services Council has announced
that with the donation of funds from Everglades Elementary School,
which were matched by the council, 14 families with 48 children were
helped. The families faced a great deal of destruction during the hurri-
canes. Many of the children lost all of their clothing and toys because
the roofs of their homes were tom off by the heavy winds. The council
also received funds from an anonymous donor and Seminole Elemen-
tary School donated a check that they received from children in Min-
nesota. The additional monies granted several families assistance after
the original funds were depleted. Thanks to all the assistance from the
children and families of Okeechobee. Other families who still request-
ed assistance were referred to the Red Cross.

Church offering Bible camp
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 412 N.W. Sixth St., will hold a
Space Mission Bible Camp June 26-30, from 6 until 8 p.m. For informa-
tion, call Carolyn Douglas at (863) 357-3680.

Class of '96 graduates to meet
Members from the class of 1996 will meet June 28 at 6:30 p.m. in
the banquet room of the Clock Restaurant, 11 IS. Parrott Ave., in
Okeechobee. The meeting is to seek help to organize events for the
upcoming class reunion in October. For information, call Kim (Riley)
Hargraves at (863) 634-6322.

School readiness programs offered
Please call (866) 273-6340 to begin the eligibility process in receiv-
ing reduced fee childcare/preschool, including school-based and Head
Start. You may also get information at this number regarding just what
early learning programs are available in Okeechobee County. Many
children are currently being enrolled in school readiness programs.

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30

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