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Okeechobee News

Vol. 96 No. 172


Boil water
notice canceled
The Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) announces that
the June 17 precautionary boil
water notice has been canceled.
The notice was for the area
bounded on the south by State
Road 70, east by CSX Railroad,
north by N.W 36th Street and
on the west by U.S. 98.
The notice was canceled fol-
lowing the repair of the water
main; its flushing and disinfec-
tion; and, the satisfactory com-
pletion of the bacteriological
survey showing that the water
is safe to drink.
For information, call Roy
Reno at the surface water treat-
ment plant at (863) 763-3239.
Be wary of
standing water
Due to the recent heavy
rains, the Okeechobee County
Health Department is urging
residents to stay clear of stand-
ing water due to its possible
interactions with septic tanks or
sewer systems.
For information, contact the
health department at (863) 462-


Skateboard team
makes its mark
SLx local young men have
learned up to become a compet-
itive skateboard team. They call
themselves Team Broken and
compete in skateboard tourna-
ments throughout the state.
Team members are: Kent
McClure, captain; Sam Bianchi-
ni; Cesar Jaimez; Matt Parcell;
Dante Perez; and, Justin Thor-
pe. These athletes are part of a
resurgence of the sport of skate-
Gone are the days of skate-
boarders being considered as
just a bunch of nuisance kids.
The sport of skateboarding has
become big business. Skate-
board tournaments are held
throughout the U.S. with com-
petitors vying for the large cor-
porate sponsorships.
Sports, Page 8

Drought Index
Current: 144
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry.
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.38 feet

Lake level
12.68 feet
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Comics ........... 9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 10
Opinion ............. 4
Speak Out ..... ... .4
Sports . ........ .8
TV .... ....... .. 11
Weather .......... .2
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Tuesday, June 21,2005

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County' tackles water issue

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Two items took up a large por-
tion of Monday's meeting of the
Okeechobee County Commis-
sioners drainage in the industri-
al park and hurricane recovery
The commission regularly
meets on Thursday, but due to a
meeting of Florida Association of
Counties the commissioners
moved their meeting to June 20.
Floyd Wooley of Wooley Sheds

held the floor for about 90 minutes
to ask for help with a drainage
problem on industrial park prop-
erty he leases from the county.
About two years ago, he bought a
20-year-old building in the indus-
trial park and signed a 20-year
lease with the county for the land
occupied by that building. Mr.
Wooley expanded the building
and said he has plans to build two
more buildings on the property.
He employs about 40 people.
Mr. Wooley later discovered

drainage is from the front of the lot
to the back and that water was
running into his building.
Building Official Bill Royce said
water was running illegally to a
canal parallel to U.S. 98. He said
that all of the industrial park lots
were supposed to drain from the
back to the front.
"I feel we are partners with the
county," Mr. Wooley said.
He said he corrected drainage
problems on the lot at a cost of
$39,000, not counting the 150 to

Torrential rains: Streets, yards flooded

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Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
The busy intersection of S. Parrott Avenue and the Wal-Mart entrance was under water
Monday afternoon as a torrential thunderstorm moved through Okeechobee. Motorists
struggled to keep their vehicles from stalling as they left Wal-Mart and turned onto Par-
rott Avenue.

3 inches of rain soaks area

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
More than 3 inches of rain
fell in the area in only two days.
Residents were battling high
levels of standing water on
streets and in their yards Mon-
day as heavy-laden rain clouds
moved through the area.
Most of the 3 inches fell on
Missie Barletto, from the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD), said at
3 p.m. yesterday that 2.5 inches
of rain had fallen since 7 a.m.
Mike Turner, of the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) in Mel-
bourne, said .92, or almost 1I
inch, of rain fell on Sunday.
"Over 3 inches of rain fell in
just two days on already moist
ground," he said.
According to a rainfall
overview in the June 17 issue of
the SFWMD's weekly newslet-
ter, 10.5 inches of rain fell in the
last 30 days and was especially
heavy on the West Coast (15
inches) and Upper Kissimmee
Basin (10 inches). Six days in
June have had 1 inch or greater
rainfall, and the 10-day outlook
is for average rainfall of 2.5

Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Torrential rains on Monday turned S.W. Third Terrace near
Cedar Plaza into a lake.

inches district-wide.
The short-term forecast for
Okeechobee found on the
NOAA web site showed an 80
percent chance of rain on Mon-
day through the night. Scat-
tered showers and thunder-
storms were predicted for
Tuesday with a 50 percent
chance of rain.
The chances of rain
decrease throughout the week,
but are still present in the fore-
Wednesday's forecast calls
for a 40 percent chance all day

and night. Thursday's forecast
calls for a 30 percent chance of
rain. Friday's forecast holds a
20 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms in the after-
noon with partly cloudy skies.
Mr. Turner said NOAA is
looking for more local storm
"We have a lot of contacts
near the lake, but there are
large parts of the county where
spotters are needed," he said.
Call NOAA at 1-800-6834468
to inquire about being a weath-
er observer.

200 man-hours expended by his
"We are not looking for a gift;
we just want what is fair," he said.
He asked for $39,510.99 to
reimburse Wooley Sheds for what
they think the county owes.
County attorney John Cassels
noted that Mr. Wooley took over
existing conditions with his lease.
He said the county has no obliga-
1tion Tor site improvements
"desired or required."
In his opinion, Mr. Cassels said

the burden to fix the problem is on
Wooley Sheds.
He said the due diligence bur-
den is on the tenant, and suggest-
ed that Mr. Wooley's expansion
plans might have caused drainage
Mr. Wooley noted that in the
previous 20 years before his lease
there were two or three permits
pulled for the building. He then
asked why the previous owner did

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School board

to recognize

seven retirees

At their 6 p.m. meeting this
evening, the Okeechobee Coun-
ty School Board will recognize
seven people who are retiring,
act on five recommendations for
expulsion and amend the board
policy on terminal pay.
They are also scheduled to
consider advertisement of
amendments to the board poli-
cies on student control; illness or
injury in the line of duty leave; as,
well as advertisement. of job
descriptions for ESE counselor
and coordinator of grants and
special programs.
Job descriptions will be con-
sidered for adoption including
coordinator of staff develop-
ment, coordinator of network
systems, director of student serv-
ices and director of K-12
accountability and assessment.
Those to be recognized for
retirement include: Mary Coody,

paraprofessional at South Ele-
mentary School; Esther Hair,
food service manager at North
Elementary School; Altagracia
Preisler, paraprofessional at
Everglades Elementary School;
Mary Anne Madrigal, clerk at
South Elementary School; LaV-
erne Williams, paraprofessional
at Yearling Middle School; Zella
Kirk, assistant superintendent of
instructional services; and Ann
Manson, supervisor of food serv-
In other action, the board is
expected to: ..- .....
approve a district organiza-
tion chart,
adopt a K-12 comprehen-
sive reading plan;
approve grant applications
for the coming school year;
approve the Comprehen-
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From the Executive Editor

Reports failed to

meet our standards

By Katrina Elsken
At the Okeechobee News,
we strive to provide fair and
balanced coverage of the
issues that concern this com-
Two items in the newspaper
recently failed to meet our
standards, and for that we
apologize to our readers and
the individuals involved.
An article on an insurance
dispute in the Tuesday, June
14, newspaper was not as
complete as it should have
The article concerned a
local woman who had pur-
chased health insurance with

TRG Marketing through a local
insurance agent.
According to Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist, the principals
of TRG Marketing, LLC -
Carmelo Zanfei and William
Paul Crouse have pleaded
guilty to charges relating to the
sale of an unauthorized health
plan to more than 7,000 Floridi-
ans, which resulted in millions
of dollars of unpaid claims.
The woman filed a lawsuit
against the Okeechobee insur-
ance agent who directed her to
TRG, as well as against the,
agency he worked for at that
See Reports Page 2

AP photo/NASA
Newly designed fuel tank
This photo released by NASA shows a newly designed external fuel tank being towed
to the vehicle assembly building (right) at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral,
Fla. Monday, June 20. The tank arrived from the Michoud Assembly Facility in New
Orleans and will be used for a future space shuttle mission.

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News Briefs

County Fire/Rescue
seeking volunteers
OKEECHOBEE The volunteer
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.
All applications must be com-
pleted by June 30.
Applications are available at 501
N.W. Sixth St. in Okeechobee.
For information, contact Margie
Johnson at (863) 763-5544.

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 are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.

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Community Events

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, 111IS. Parrott Ave., in Okee-
chobee. 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.

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 website is lakeden-

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In putting together the article
on the woman's accusation, we
should have done a better job at
getting both sides of the story by
securing comments from the for-
mer insurance agent and the own-
ers of the local insurance agency.
As the story goes forward, we
pledge to seek out comments
from all parties involved.
In the other case, an adver-
tisement for a restaurant stated
that the business had received a

100 percent inspection report
from the Department of Health.
The problem is, the Health
Department doesn't inspect
restaurants. Restaurant inspec-
tions are conducted by the
Department of Business and Pro-
fessional Regulation. Information
on restaurant inspections can be
found at the Department of Busi-
ness and Professional Regulation
website: www.state.fl.us/dpr/.
The error was due to a misun-
derstanding on our part. We
regret any confusion it may have
caused for the restaurant or our


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not hayeto fix the problems?
Commissioner Elvie Posey'
asked why the drainage was now
going to the back of the lot.
Mr. Royce replied that a new
pipe is taking water to the rear, and
added that he did not know if the
drainage was right originally.
"Part of it is our fault," said
Commissioner Gene Woods. "We
made a mistake by letting it hap-
"Somewhere we have responsi-
bility if not liability, "echoed Com-
missioner Clif Betts.
Commissioner Posey then
asked in regard to the property
changes, what is the county's
Mr. Wooley replied that other
than the circle driveway he thought
the county should pay for all
Commissioner Chairman John
Abney urged caution against set-
ting a precedent.
"If you think he has a unique sit-

uation, you need to qualify it," he
Commissioner Betts asked for
breakdown of how much Mr.
Wooley spent in order to make a
determination how' much was
money was spent directly on
Commissioner Ray Domer stat-
ed that the lease made drainage Mr.
Wooley's problem, not the coun-
ty's. He said there was no doubt
the land was built up all around the
building before Mr. Wooley leased
it. He said Mr. Wooley leased the
property as it was and that the
county has no responsibility to
solve the drainage problem.
Mr. Wooley said he felt so
strongly that he was due the entire
amount that he said he would
donate 25 percent of the total to the
Red Cross if the county approved
his request.
Commissioner Abney remind-
ed Mr. Wooley that his donation to
the Red Cross was not part of the
negotiations, and had no bearing
on the situation.
"This has been an unusual situ-
ation from the beginning. It is get-

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ting more and more unusual," Mr.
Royce said.
"You accepted the existing
building and conditions with the
lease,".said Commissioner Abney.
Mr. Betts made a motion to look
at the cost and determine if the
county should pay some of it. He
said his motion implied that the
county has some responsibility.
The motion was defeated with
commissioners Domer, Posey and
Abney voting no.
Mr. Wooley then asked for an
option to renew his 20-year lease
for another 20 years. That motion
passed with Commissioner Domer
casting the lone dissenting vote.
Turning to other matters, com-
missioners approved the plan sub-
mitted by the county's grant con-
sultant Debby Belcher of Roumelis
Planning and Development Ser-
vices. The plan deals with the Hur-
ricane Recovery Assistance Plan
that will provide policy for the
administration of the $7,173,470
Hurricane Housing grant that the
county should be receiving over
the next three fiscal years.
The only change made to Mrs.
Belcher's proposal was an alloca-
tion of $25,000 for a Douglas Park
redevelopment study. This money
would come from the $717,346
earmarked for community collabo-
ration allocation.
Recovering Okeechobee After
Disaster (ROAD) had already been

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sive Safety Inspection Report for fis-
U cal year 2004-05;
approve the results of the
School Safety and Security Best
Practices Self-Assessment;
approve the 2005-2010 Edu-
h cation Facilities Survey;
adopt the 2005-06 district
0 strategic plan;
am adopt a resolution regarding
the 2003-04 Dollars to the Class-
room requirements;
S appoint a board member to
serve on the Florida School Board
SAssociation's Legislative Liaison
appoint personnel for the
coming school year;
revise personnel allocation for
2005-2006; and,
reschedule the July, August
and September board meetings.

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allocated $383,000 from the com-
munity collaboration allocation.
The grant money would be
used for repairing and building
new owner occupied homes and
building rental units.
In a related matter, commis-
sioner authorized that 10 percent
of the grant funds or $717,347
- be allocated to Roumelis Plan-
ning and Development Services for
administration of the grant. Also,
Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing
was designated as the fiscal agent
for disbursing long-term housing
assistance funds.
Turing to another matter, com-
missioner decided on three priori-
ties for road projects to submit for
the Small County Outreach Pro-
gram (SCOP) of the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation. Originally,
they were to submit two priorities.
Commissioners had previously
identified Berman Road as a priori-
ty and already imitated action
toward repairing the road.
At County Administrator
George Long's suggestion,
Berman Road was put on the list.
Then if it turned out the project
would take too long under SCOP,
the county would fund the Berman
Road project from other sources
and press for the other two priori-
ties Wolff Road and N.W 36th
In other action, the board:
voted to subordinate the
county's lien interest in a SHIP

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approved a change order to
Florida Industrial Electrical, Inc in
the amount of $18,399.84 for air-
port apron lighting, which will be
contingent upon government
purchased five acres of land
on N.W. 168th Street for a new fire
station at a cost of $125,000;
awarded a cleaning services
contract for the new courthouse to
Scott's Quality Cleaning for
approved the ranking of pro-
fessional engineering firms to pro-
vide engineering services for the
declared a list of county
equipment to be surplus and avail-
able for auction;
amended the current budget
to allow for an unanticipated grant
from the Department of Communi-
ty Affairs for Technical Assistance
Planning in the amount of $10,000;
appointed commissioners
Betts, Domer and Posey to the
Value Adjustment Board with
Commissioner Betts sitting as
voted to extend existing tem-
porary demolition licenses for one
year; and,
reappointed Francee Malone
to the Tourist Development Coun-
cil with a term to end July 1,2009.

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Storm recovery: FEMA housing units dip below 10,000

ORLANDO With the 2005 hur- agency Management Agency
ricane season now in its third week (FEMA) reported today, in releasing
and the first named storm, Arlene county-by-county data for its Indi-
in the past, Florida continues its vidual Assistance and Public Assis-
long-term recovery from last year's tance programs.
four unprecedented hurricanes. Good news comes in the
Federal disaster assistance to decline of the number of Floridians
Florida to date totals more than living in FEMA-provided mobile
$5.3 billion, the U.S. Department of homes and travel trailers, which is
Homeland Security's Federal Emer- below the 10,000-mark for the rust

time since reaching a high of a high
of more than 16,000. As of this
week, only 9,721 housing units are
Families continue to move out
of FEMA mobile-home group sites
on the east and west coasts and in
the Panhandle with the help of 120
advisors dedicated to finding per-
manent housing solutions. In some
cases, occupants may qualify to
purchase the mobile homes. Travel
trailers which have been typically
parked on private property while
homeowners complete repairs are
now being returned to inventory.
Travel trailers no longer needed are
for sale through the General Ser-
vices Administration website
To date, FEMA has approved

nearly $1.2 billion in grants to indi-
viduals for rental assistance, mini-
mal home repair and other disas-
ter-related needs.
Also, more than 1.2 million peo-
ple applied for federal and state
assistance through FEMA's registra-
tion system by telephone and
Nearly $1.2 billion of the $5.3
billion approved has gone to state
agencies and local governments as
grants to reimburse eligible costs
for debris removal and emergency
protective measures and for com-
munity infrastructure repairs and
As Public Assistance funding
continues to be approved, local
officials can track the progress of
their grant applications, called Pro-

ject Worksheets can be found
online at www.floridaapa.org.
After FEMA approves funding, the
state requires applicants to submit
a "request for reimbursement or
advance" along with their docu-
mentation to start the payment
process. Under the presidential dis-
aster declarations for Florida's 2004
hurricanes, FEMA will pay 90 per-
cent of the eligible cost for emer-
gency measures and permanent
restoration, while the state and
local entities pay the remaining 10
percent. The state manages the
grants for all projects.
The U.S. Small Business Admin-
istration (SBA) approved more
than $1.7 billion in low-interest dis-
aster loans for homeowners,
renters and business owners in

Florida who suffered uninsured or
underinsured losses as a result of
the disasters. Of 53,084 SBA loans
approved, 42,305 went to home-
owners and renters for more than
$1.1 billion. Loans for physical
damage or economic injury were
approved for 10,779 businesses
totaling more than $600 million.
While most application deadlines
have passed, businesses that suf-
fered economic injury as a result of
Hurricane Jeanne can apply
through June 27. Floridians with
questions about SBA loans can call
The federal response to the dis-
asters included an additional $1.2
billion for contracted goods and
services needed at the time of the

Past resident encourages positive change

Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Amateur Radio Week
At their Monday meeting, Okeechobee County Commis-
sioners proclaimed the week of June 19 through 24 as
Amateur Radio Week in Okeechobee County. Commission
Chairman John Abney (right) presented the proclamation,
to Al Berryman of the Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club.

By D.Hamilton
* Okeechobee News
Jimmy Gary, a former Okee-
chobee resident now living in New
York paid a visit to the Eckerd
Youth Development Center's
Intensive Halfway House. Gary, a
graduate of Okeechobee High
School and one time Parade All-
American, went to the center to
talk to the youth clients living at the
center about change, their change.
"I look at all of your faces here
today and I see hope," he told the
Jimmy talked to the young for-
mer offenders about life being a,
"series of events." Mr. Gary left
Okeechobee after high school to
attend West Virginia University,
after his ambition and persever-

ance earned him a full football
scholarship, described to the boys
the series of events which led to his
becoming an actor, "I thought that
football would be my life," Jimmy
said. Drafted to play professional
football for Seattle, Mr. Gary, who
played a total of only two seasons
due to a major knee injury, was
forced to rethink his life's path and
he return to college for acting les-
sons. After -he finished school,
determined to make a positive
change in his own life; made the
move to New York City where he is
now an upland coming actor.
The boys in the group of about
30, sat and listened attentively to
Jimmy tell them about his encoun-
ters with the law while he made
his decision of which path he
wanted to take. "Surround your-

selves with positive energy," he
told the young men. Mr. Gary went
on to say, "Positive energy means
positive change." Gary also spoke
to his audience about the impor-
tance of continuing to try harder at
being positive in what goals are
set, no matter how tough things
Actor, former football player,
financial consultant, CEO of a
movie production company, are
just some of the titles that Mr. Gary
has held in his life. Now adding
guest speaker to the list with his
return to his hometown to talk to
the youth of Okeechobee as a
mentor and a positive image, is
another way that he has used posi-
tive energy and determination to
make a difference in his own life
and the lives of others.

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Former Okeechobee resi-
dent, Jimmy Gary meets with
youth inmates at Eckerd
Intensive Halfway House.

Staff pholo/D.Hamilton
Tree of life
Hospice of Okeechobee volunteers stand in front of the 'volunteer tree' at the hospice
office shortly after the official groundbreaking for the new volunteer building which Is
expected to be ready in July. Funding for the new building was made available through
a grant from the Florida Hurricane Relief Fund, established by Governor Jeb Bush and
managed by the Florida Volunteer Foundation. Hospice volunteers who were present at
the ceremony were: (left to right) Florence Oake, Maria Nieves, Hospice Chaplain, Lynne
Schwartz; Ruth Chapman, Vice President of the Board of Directors, Grace Larson; Com-
munity Outreach Social Worker for Hospice, Theresa Davis; and Betty Craig.

Community Events

Class of "96 graduates to meet
Men- ie! 'from lithe class of 19'6 will meet June 28 at 6:30 p.m. in
the banquet roorm ,,I the Clock Rest.urarntl, 1111S. Parrott Ave., in
SOkeechobee. The- meeting is to seek help to organize events for the
upcoming class reunion in October. For information, call Kim
(Riley) Hargraves t iS.3) 634... 63 .
Lake Denton offering suniner camps,
Lakl.e Denton Camp inr Aon Park is offering summer camps to be.
held Jul\ 2-5, J1l1 6-8 and Jul\ 9-12. \ke also iiie dates available
Ear-rb iund for can-ip rental tor our churc::h, family reunion or1
gr.:uip For rinorrimaion, call Pam at (863) 453-3627 or (863) 634-
'2'.2 Their '. ebsite is lakederit ncanrp org.

Church celebrating 90th anniversary
The First United Methodist Church of Okeech.jbee, 200 N.W.
Second .St., ,.ill celebrate it.- 90th anrni'ersar\ on July 3. One com-
bined wvo'rship service will be held at 10 a.m. The service will be fol-
lowed by the 90th anniversary program, and then the great Ameri-
can picnic at noon. We are searching for old pictures or artifacts of
the church Ple.,s- contact the church office at (863) 763-4021, for,
irlt'or mat n I i
Application available forESE scholarships
Thie Okeechobee County Schl1ol Board Exceptional Student Edu-
cation Department-ri has sent out letters to parents of ESE students
that mac be eligible for John McKa\ scholarships. An eligible stu-
dent is a child that has an active iEP, and was enrolled in public,
school in Okec'nhobee during botli the Octobei and Fcbr.iar\ child
counlI The scholarship can be used to attend a pi vale school that
accept., the studrints, or students may attend another public school

AP phoio/Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Rodger Mallison
Crane chick
A red-crowned crane chick eats with its parents Monday, June 20, at the Fort Worth Zoo.
The baby crane hatched June 11 after the adult female was artificially inseminated. The
chick is one of 76 in captivity. Only about 2,000 exist in the wild.

^1-TT R -David Huddleston

119 SE 8th Ave. (Next to Zippy's Wings)

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that has a similar program. There is an application process that can
'be accessed through the, internet at vwl.i.fdoe.org For informa-
tion, call Cathleen Blair, ESE director, at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255.
The deadline for applications is July 3.
Fellowship Church hosts Bible school
The Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will host
vacation Bible school July 11-15. This year's theme is Club VBS
Beach Blast for grades K through high school. The hours are from 6
until 8:30 p,m. evety evening. There will be a kick off and pre-regis-
tration on Saturday,. July 9, from 10 a.m. until noon with games,
prizes and refreshments. Saturday, July 16, will be a pool party with
refreshments for all participants from 10 a.m. until 1' p.m. at the
church. The awards ceremony and the closing program will be held
Sunday, July 17, at 11 a.m. by the children. For information or trans-
portation call (863) 763-2983, or (863) 467-6654 after 4 p.m.
'His Story' planning meeting slated
"His Story", an enactment of the life of Jesus, is in the planning
stages for 2005. The.next planning meeting will be Tuesday, July 12,
at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. All committee members and any inter-
ested.parties are asked to attend, as important decisions need to be
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.


The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, June 21,2005

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I hope you can answer this. Do the people on the OUA board
get paid for being on the board? (Editor's Note: Thanks for call-
ing. Board members for the Okeechobee Utility Authority do not
get paid, they are all volunteers.)

Community Events

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 dis-
cuss "Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have ques-
tions or would like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-
Chamber of Commerce to hold barbecue
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will be having a barbecue
chicken dinner on June 24 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. in Flagler Park.
Dinners will be pick-up only. The dinner includes baked beans, pota-
to salad, roll and cookie. White meat dinners will be $6, and dark
meat dinners will be $5. Tickets are available at the Chamber, Rustic
Ranch or from any Chamber director.

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.m. The
sale will be held at the air conditioned Hospice of Okeechobee Vol-
unteer House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third
Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.

Amateur Radio Club hosts field day
The Okeechobee Amateur Radib Club will be sponsoring field
activities on June 25 and 26 at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center (EOC), 499 N.W. Fifth Ave. The activities will being at
1800 universal coordinated time, 2 p.m. local time on June 25,
and will continue until 2100 universal coordinated time or 6 p.m.
local time on June 26. Field day is an opportunity for the amateur
community to practice the skills required for emergency commu-
nications under the adverse conditions that may occur if we have
a hurricane, as well as have some fun and spend time with
friends. Anyone interested in amateur radio and would like to see
and/or use amateur equipment is welcome to stop by during
these. For information, contact Harry Robbins at (863) 467-7454.

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 Immi-
grants 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. Thistis 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.

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 information, call Carolyn Douglas at (863) 357-3680.

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 next session will be 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.
Florida Wildlife Conservation officers Kevin Losee and Sean
Smith will teach the young campers how to survive in the wilder-
ness. 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.

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, Indi-
an River, St. Lucie and Martin counties to represent the best inter-
est 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.

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Looking Back ...
This is the old two-story Sacred Heart Church. It stood where the Episcopal Church is now. Notice the high gloss var-
nished flooring and the bead boarded ceiling which was part of the high maintenance this church required in the mid
1930s. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okee-
chobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and infor-
mation about the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.

Upcoming Events

Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
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 inter-
ested 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 (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interest-
ed are invited. For information, 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 informa-
tion, call .(863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome.
For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee,
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is locat-
ed 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 diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia,
schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis.

A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at 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 7:30p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-1191.
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 listen to the great oldies music.
Community Country Gospel will meet at7 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, con-
tact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.

Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from a.m. until 2 p.m. at'
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
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 Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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-
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 Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ Will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
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)
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 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.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at
7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893
days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might
need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
Gun-Owners of Okeechobee meet at 7 p.m. at the American
Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. Anyone interested is invited. For informa-
tion, contact Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan Fennell at (863)
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Any one who is caring for and ill family member is
welcome to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers and pro-
vides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, infor-
mation and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth
St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.

Community Events

Church will host sports camp
The Cornerstone Baptist Church, 18387 U.S. 441 N., will be hav-
ing a Sports Camp June 21-23 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. For informa-
tion or to sign up, call Pastor Terry Moore at (863) 634-7922.

Church will host revival
The Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 Parrott Ave., will host a
revival June 21-24 beginning at 7 p.m. each night. Pastors for the
revival will be Kevin McGushion, Lee Minton, Dale Shafer and Gale
Eyler. For information, call (863) 763-6869.

Baptist church plans Bible school
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., invites all chil-
dren kindergarten through sixth grades to attend their vacation Bible
school June 21-24 from 5 until 8:15 p.m. The school will create 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. A parent seminar entitled Making Your
Children Mind Without Losing Yours will also be offered. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-0550.

Oakview hosting Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W32nd St., will host a vacation
Bible school June 21-24, 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 Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St. Member
of the advisory 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
Association, 208 S.E. Park St., and will address techniques for chil-
dren 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 pro-
vided. Lunchbox Lectures are presented by the Teen Pregnancy Pre-
vention Task Force and sponsored by the Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition to inform and heighten the community's awareness of
topics that surround 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) 462-5792.

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 America building, 205 North Parrott Ave., from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m. The cost for the training is $10. Certificates will be given. For
information, contact Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Hope to Cope to host seminar
Hope to Cope, 101 N.W Fifth St., is having a seminar on coping
with stress on June 23 at 7 p.m. This seminar is free and will include
simple tips to reduce stress and take control of your life. There will
be door prizes, coffee and a relaxed atmosphere. For information,
call (863) 763-5540.

BLNB to host tax seminar
Big Lake National Bank will host a seminar on June 23 that will
deal with tax credits and/or tax refunds that you may be eligible for
but don't know it. The seminar will be held at the bank's location at-
1409 S. Parrott Ave. beginning at 5:30 p.m. If you are interested in
attending the seminar, please RSVP Debra Kane at (863) 467-4663,
ext. 1804. Refreshments will be served.

Help with utility bill available
A LIHEAP representative will be at the Okeechobee One Stop
Career Center, 207 S.W. Park St., June 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m. to discuss help paying your electric bills or help with deposits
and reconnections. This is only for first-time users, elderly, the handi-
capped and for families with children under the age of 5. You will
need a picture ID, proof of income, a Social Security card for every-
one and an electric bill.

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
Restaurant. 301 W South Park St. Major agenda items include voting
on charitable 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.

The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Be wary of health hazards created by Florida heat

Soaring temperatures bring
increased risk of heat injury.
If you are working or playing
in the Florida heat, be aware of
the warning signs of heat injury.
According to the Center for
Disease Control (CDC), heat
injuries include: heat rash, heat
cramps, heat swelling, heat syn-
cope (fainting), heat exhaustion
and heat stroke.
Heat rash (sometimes called
prickly heat) is generally mild.
Red bumps appear on the skin
and usually disappear within a
few days. Heat rash is fairly com-
mon in very young children.
Heat rash can be prevented by
keeping cool with air condition-
ing, fans and cool showers..
Keep the skin dry and wear light-
weight, loose-fitting clothing.
Wear natural fibers, such as cot-
ton., which do not trap the
body's heat.
Treatments for heat rash
includes: keep the rash area cool
and dry; consult your doctor
about medications such as
calamine lotion and Benadryl; if

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the rash does not clear up in a
few days, or it becomes infected,
consult your doctor.
According to the CDC web-
site, heat cramps often occur
after strenuous exercise in heat,
and tend to occur in the legs or
Symptoms include: cool,
moist skin; muscle spasms,
twitching; hard and lumpy mus-
cles; tender muscles; nausea,
possibly with vomiting; fatigue;
and, rapid heartbeat.
Heat cramps occur because
the body loses fluid and elec-
trolytes. If you are sweating, be
sure to drink plenty of fluids.
Water is always a good choice,

but if you are sweating a lot, you
might want to also sip sports
drinks such as Gatorade, which
replace lost electrolytes. Consult
your doctor about sports drinks
it you are on a diet that restricts
sodium intake. Some sports
drinks are high in sodium.
Treatment for heat cramps
includes drinking lots of fluids,
massaging and stretching mus-
cles and limiting exercise. If
symptoms do not ease after one
hour, consult your doctor.
Heat swelling usually occurs
in the hands, legs, ankles and
feat. It happens after standing or
sitting a long time in the heat. It
can be prevented by periodically
stretching and moving, so you
don't sit too long in one posi-
tion. Treatment for heat swelling
is to rest in a cool place and to
elevate the legs.
Heat syncope is a form of
fainting. It can be related to heat
swelling. If blood pools in the
legs during a long period of
standing or sitting in the heat,
this can cause a sudden loss of

blood pressure.
Symptoms of heat syncope
include fainting, light headed-
ness, weak pulse and cool,
moist skin. Heat syncope can be
avoided by staying as cool and
hydrated as possible and by
avoiding standing or sitting in
one position for long periods of
The CDC's recommended
treatment for heat syncope is to
lie down in a cool environment.
If fainting spells last longer than
one minute, or if the person
seems agitated or disoriented,
consult your doctor.
Heat exhaustion also
known as heat prostration and
heat collapse requires imme-
diate medical attention. Left
untreated, it can lead to heat
Symptoms of heat exhaustion
include dizziness, fainting,
headache, rapid heartbeat, rapid
breathing, confusion or irritabili-
ty, blurred vision, fatigue, heavy
sweating, clammy skin, pale
skin and heat cramps.

Heat exhaustion can be pre-
vented by staying as cool as pos-
sible and drinking lots of fluid.
It's also important to recognize
the early signs of heat injury and
take them seriously, so you don't
get to the point of heat exhaus-
Treatment for mild cases of
heat exhaustion includes drink-
ing lots of fluids and cooling the
body. However, if symptoms are
severe (confusion, blurred
vision, fainting) or if they symp-
toms last more than one hour,
consult your doctor.
Left untreated, heat exhaus-
tion can lead to heat stroke,
which can be fatal.
Heat stroke occurs when the
body can no longer cool itself
and "shuts down."
Symptoms include hot skin
(wet or dry), high fever, vomit-
ing, diarrhea, unconsciousness,
confusion, hallucinations,
seizures, rapid heartbeat, rapid
breathing and difficulty breath-
Heat stroke requires immedi-

ate medical care. Call 9-1-1 or
take the victim to the emergency
room. While waiting for emer-
gency help to arrive, keep the
heat stroke victim as cool as pos-
sible by moving the person to a
shaded or air conditioned area;
remove any clothing made of
synthetic materials (which can
trap heat), fan the body, use ice
packs on neck and armpits.
If the person is awake and
not nauseated, give fluids. Do
not give aspirin or acetamino-
According to the CDC,
extreme body heat from heat
stroke is not treated the same as
a normal fever; taking these
medications may cause further
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This is especially important it
you are on any prescription
medications. Some drugs inter-
act badly with foods that would
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Mr. and Mrs' Otis Combs visited
in Stuart last week-end.

Mrs. Lena 0. Bass of Bartow
Ripent Friday in Okeechobee on

Mrs, John Lamb of Moore Ha-
ven visited here the latter part of
the week.

Mrs. R. C, Mine leaves today
for a short visit with her children
in Oeala,

*h-. and Mr.s. Ford Collins were
business visitors in Ft. Pierce last

Miss Vireini., Haywood has re.
turned from Sebring where she
spent the week-end.

Mr. and :Mhs. Roseoe Bass of
A on Park were cent guests Of
the M C. PC. '.

E'.t-.Lin liit.or in the John Ed-
.'-aiis ho,inn %; .itas .Mar%,in Crady of
Hrd..einvillc, Ky.

Will in A. Kerr of Nashville,
T.-in. i- the guest of his sister,
Miss Nell DI Kerr.

Mr. and Mrs. IHenry Hawk were
hsirncec visitors at Cnhal Point
last week.

Mickey Evans returned home on
Tuesday of last week following 4
tn rla% trip In V'irginjis.

SMI. aud Mr.i Bill [.luler ruin
I;,keport w ee at tli-' home of the
Otto Whiid.J.-n. on Saturday.

Mrs: Riith King is visiting her
ila.ghter and son-tl-law, Mr. and
MIrs. E. L. Simmons in Pompano.

Visiting his mother and grano-
mothet in Barlow last week-end
was Bill Humphrey of this city.


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i & ti, -t at the home iof Mrs. F. I.
!li oni Tu,''',i y. i, .. 13.

.t irilibiitutl itsiness sesston ittld
i al t ii' litie \\'i'l t'n Se t eii

P;,.,t i:n-( at it,, home of it.* iF
.L Hunt. A good a ndana i n .--

%.'rv;ce u ith the entire group par-
ti-ililatig clo.edrl the meeting.

Mirs. I. IT. P.auiilersi,n. herl
r, ,rs Antie nie MKiln "I' ll i
ania. who Is visitingg h're,
i.inrlon Ullhr and Mrs, 0. L.
. rsl. Spent Thimisday in


" ,Deck The Hall..' A .-

with bcuphs of holly!" Light the candk.-t-.t'.-'e Jolly red
ones; tall, dignified white ones; cute, tiny gree-n ones like the ones;
that be.-deck these little coconut-chocolate cupcs'-es., surrounding a'
shimmering, silver Christmas tnee, set on a miiLor, they make as

charming a center-piece as ever tir:

nto utensils Christmas Candle Cupcakes
Ig -speeds. cup) ;ifidJ iiake fliur
,with less i i, zI," rosn ,Ipou blc-Acting baking rpow :
i. up biter or athcr shortoning
-1 Cup t Us sA
t 7Cgi, -il btate,
n -qujrc, unt, eclmtd chocolate, maeltu
ci up milkI
t1 (Ic a-i tnil.
Sift flour once, measure, add
S baking powder and salt, and sift
together three times. Cream
shortening, add sugar gradually,
>w Frigildaire and cream together until light
as starting and fluffy. Add eggs and beat
well; then -add chocolate and
4.75 blend. Add flour, alternately with
milk, a small amount at a time,,
beating after each addition until
smooth. Add vanilla. Turn into
*,. g" 'reasid cupcake pans, filling them
n ce.. about % full. Bake in moderate
oven (350" F.) 20 to 25 minutes,
.or uOtil done. Dip cupcakes in
Phone even Minute Frosting. Then roll
Phone 54 in shredded coconut. Insert tiny
candle in top of each cake and
S light candles just before serving.

Iced a party table.
Seven.Minutt Frosting'
2 egg 'white unbeiten "
11' rupi iu; Jl
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Seasipoton lt iht rn syrUp
I leCas 'n vanilla
Combine egg white,.-: stuai;
salt, water, and corn syrup in top
of double boiler. Beat with rotary
egg beater or electric beater about
1 minute, or until thoroughly
mixed, Cook over rapidly boIlint
water, beating constantly with
rotary egg beater (or at high'
speed of electric mixer) 7 mnr-.
utes, or until frosting will stand
up in stiff peaks. (Stir frosting
up from bottom and sides of panrt
occasionally with rubber scraper;,
spatula, or spoon;) Remove from
boiling water. Add vanilla and
beat 1 minute, or until thick
enough to spread,
Notet For a smoother frosting,
wive down sides of pan with a
fork .wrapped in a damp cloth
before and during cooking iand
beating, topreventcryqstal. atumn.!

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Waldron
have moved into the cottage form-
erly occupied by Edith's Beauty
Shop. .\r. Waldron is employed


The Okeec'hobee Rotary Club-has
run a record attendance the
last four weeks, 100 per cent.
Guests ot last Tuesday were Bill
Hendry, John S. Benton of Lake-
land Rotary Cnub, Nathan Emory,
Steve Middleton and Buck Watson
.of Fort Lauderdale.
Ammoi M.cClellan ihe newest
member, spoke on Public Housing.
Dr. T. T, Coleman Was inducted
into the club.


Under the direction of Bert
Creekmoore, technical assistant
with the State Board of Health
. mobile x-ray unit which spent 3
days here recently, a large repre-
sentation of our citizens applies
for free chest service.
Well advertised through .posters
and school announcements as well
as in weekly papers practically ev-
ery citizen knew of the arrival of
a large van whfeh was located in
Cypress Quarters on Friday and
in the municipal park Saturday,
Monday and a portion of Tuesday,
A total of 238 were examined at
Cypress; 624 in mid-town, making
962 altogether,
Ably assisted registration by
volunteers Miss Hallie Thomas,
county nurse, and Mr. Creekmore
said the lines moved swiftly, re-
quiring little more than 60 seconds
per person.

FOR SALE--House and 5 acres;
Fruit trees and shrubbery; six
miles south of Road 15. Inquire
A. G, Fralwider, Rt. 1, Box 90.

LOST-3 strand pearl necklace
Saturday, Nov. 26, somewhere in
business section, Reward. Con-
tact NEWS office.

CHURCH NEW S The Dorcas Society of the Sev-STEVENSON-SALLAS
C U C neth Day Adventist Church etm NUPTIALS IWL
Monday afternoon with Mrs. Clyde ---
A business meeting of the Youth Hancock. Following a .business Rtuth Brooks Stevenson, former.
N.F..a er.t.%w,. f.lt.-t..".-5w"'J Fellowship group of the -Methodist sessio6a in which plans for Christ- ly employed in the OttiZen Bank
r E"" TLEPHONE 80 Gerald Davis, 7-lb. son .of M r. .A- 'h on Tuesday evening was mas act;vJtia were voted upon, of Okeechobee, and Willard Sallas
PARTIES PERSLEPHONALS and Mrs erald urkDavis, 7-lb. was bor attended. Miss Catherine refreshments of sandwiches, hot were married Monday evening,
PARTIBy WedESay NoPERSONALS an Lors. Gerald Burke, was born t, president, directed discus- chocolate and cookies were served, November 21, at the Methodist
By Wednesday Noon at Louisiana Raulerson Hospital' sion of Christmas .party plans and Present were: Meadames Della parsonage in Stuart. Members of
on Thursday evening at 6:30. Mrs. a play to be presented after the Holmes, R. BE. Willis, Martha the family were present for the
Dr. and Mrs. A. Hugh Johnson Burke was the former Wanda first of the year. Smith, Eugene McLaughlin, Car- ceremony. After a wedding trip in
of Nassau, with their daughter, Bowen. lyle Thomas and Miss Hallie south Florida, they will make their
Mrs. Colyn Rees, spent Sunday Tonight the Fidels class of the Thomas. The Rev. 'Buchmiller home in Stuart, where Mr. Ballads
with Rev. and Mrs. W. C. White Mr. and Mrs. Horace Watford Methodist church will meet at the was also present. is a Government englueer.
are announcing the birth of a girl home of, Mrs. J. H. MeCranie.
Th condition of M. jW urke at 10:40 Monday evening. Named REBEKAHS ELECT BAPTIST CHILDREN'S
Th condition of Mars J. W. Burke at 10:40 Monday evening. Named Attending the Indian River As- OFFyCERS HOAME INCORPORATES
Is.reported as very satisfactory, Janet Irene, the baby weighs 7-lb. soelatinal meeting of Sunday NEW IDEAS
following a serious operation at 8-oz. school teachers and officers In Ft. At the D'eember meeting of -
Florida Sanitorlum in Orlando Tom Pitts and son, Marshall, Pierce at the Community Center Jewel Robekah No. 58 Lodge, Mon- The new Children's Home In
Sunday, both having been confined to their on Tuesday night were Mr. and day evening, twevie members were Lakseln4 makes a radical depart.
home with Influenza, are now re. M rs, 0. L. Raulerson, Mr. and present. Officers elected for the ure from the old and accepted cue
Mr. and Mrs. Olin Pearce and covering. Mrs. L, W. crantford, Mr. and conilng year inIclude Miss Sylvia torn of hoping children and has
Mr. and Mrs. M. G Pitts left Wed- Elsie .Corg Mrs. V. Closer; Maedames Q. Bass, Nr.i iel Craid, Mrs, J., Ep- gone further Into the possibility of
nesdry for Tampa, woher Mref iss Elsie Conrad is 'spending 0..Durranec. Mattk Irinsaal. Lestle cMrrau. V...-'rr,d; M E, J. making the Institution more home.
Peae wifor atted there nthly the month of December with her Rule-rson, T-i. I artlein, C. tY Wilson, rl.cni,,llit soqret*ry; 1 rs. like than any known of in this
Pearce will attend' the monthly- brother Edward indt Mrs. Conrad HIarden, Forest 'eareo, .1 T-. pne, Robert Nik, Filtanulat Secretary, area.
meeting of the State Santtapy In Fort Pierc, Meridta Rauterson and S. 3. Davis. and Mrs. Ilie bevt Nix, Treasurer. No longer is the dormitory sys-
Board, .... --.-ten of housing practiced, even
Visiting i Vaitit4g M!'. and M'rs. Thomas On Tuesday night Dec.. 13, the CAi.D OF THANKS six children In room is outmoded.
Visiting in Okeechobee Tuesday. G l k s annual Christmas Guild supper I wish.to take this iin.tioud of Only two children are allowed, to
were Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Moore, odin last week were M r and wil! h hld at the .1, MeCririnie ihanii:j a my many trends for share rooms in the intermediate
former residents. Mr. .. Moore Mrs. A. Bek of Jacksonville, .,,,. An exchange ofi gifts be- their pfti and efforts Ihn making and senior groups,. while four
formerly managed the local tele- otween the members fs planned, the shower successful. small children live together in the
phone exchange and is employed FINE ARTS CLUB Mrs. Della Holmes. pre-school age cottages. Each hild
in the same.capacity in Clewiston. INVITES GUESTS Au informative ond well psent- has a closet for his clothing and
in theOR Asame-capacityUAL PARTY edprogrami..- was tinFRl i- s'*r a place to store personal posies-
-- T.d l).?s iat, a Dece.,t..,r hnw. INT stiDIAT 0TRI.L aslons. Everything possible has
Cupr Glen E.,Brai. TWA pilot Metin t the hom-e of hs H. i.' 1, ,ioe Baptist Wcomans' Mis. SCOUT MEE'TING been constructed to provide comrn-
from Kanas y, Mo., was iaulern n T a ii.n onOn Tuesday with a -, n ---- modlous and attractive living
week-end puest in thde home of Mr. I E I of 32 w !n Ar "* 'r-un; i i 1lar lnu qu at Qurters
week d uSt in theho Mr nodon for the Fine Arts Club L'nrist. .. ..h,'. Vh W,a,.',s rub on Monday, The Lakeland plant is now equip.
ard Mis Harry Lamb, Mr. an, d noo fo the.Finrts. CluboChristall y rUttern Boaep tists are -il
Mrsi Fo t Pen r mas party, Mrs. W. D. Boehmer week, hollring the emory of t r;i S ts. nd er dictlon of ped to eare for 120 children. How-
Mrs, Forest Pearee dro ve apt was hostess and ably assisted by ac sLo-'e Moon, one or the ,.et l.elh Na Rt. Link, Drac ever needs of dependent children
Bras to Miami on Monu.y where MrsI R. B. Meserve, Mrs. Carl hDur. fir:, missionaries to the Ori.-n, tIced Christmas. carols to be used in the state are forcing th adminis.
he enplaned for home. rance and Mrs. Gordon Lollar. the program theme took the form l.i i-i the holiday season- tration to ask for gifts to be appli-
Beautifully decorated, with ever- of representatives from different iBusnesE rcporLa were heard an ed eon the building fund during the
Visiting in the E. H. Hunt greens, poinsettas and a Ci,itnaI nnrl.ans seeking her counsel Ap- names wore drawn ro hrlstmas Christmas season. A hapel, as
home during the week-end were tree under which colorful gifts propriately and colorful costumes, ts.Fn loinen ho singing o metdortel to the five bays who
Mrs. Bill Thomas, Mrs. Royce were placed before distribution, roles were enacted by Msdaes T he coming meet ding smis to be gave their lives in World War II,
Ifood and Mrs. Q. R. Roberts, s- oo the Audie Davis as Lottie Moon, Carl he com g meeting Is to be s In the plying stage, A very
u a a Rh the party roonis (f the house wreff- r held December 12 and on the fot. tesin n ore o
er of'Mrs. Hunt,-all of Palatka. glowing with Yuletide motif. Ii u-lmir,,, Basil Harvey, Hubert pressing need for two more ot-
s aHarden. Austin Pearce, D. W. lowing Monday a special program tages also exists. If these can be
From Miami were Miss Mattle From the lace covered dining Ckier. ,Tarry Lamb and Franklin w*vh gift exchange Is planned. built from Christmas offerings, at
Roberts. Dr. C. P. Arant and son, table, hot apple julce was s:it"..d Walker, least 40 more children can be ac-
0. P., Jr All the guests rtIurned in punch cups with canapes and WOMAN'S CLUB -eptod la 1950.
home Sunday. fruit cake. The public invited to attend PRESENTS PROGRAMT Superintendent T. M. Johns of
S ...... ---- Adourning- to-,the MaE.ntdrst Th pub) e inial Cristmlased to d the Lakeland Home was in Okee-
Hiuloti Whidden. son or Mi. und Churc for a program directed by ,iclh ill h pr,3nted by ihet Tliureday evening. tnllowliig a choibee recently, filing the Bap-
Mrs. Mailon T. Whi .' n, wh.,; has Mrs. J., M White, menhiberO ;Ld iiethodi t Cho il Vesper Service short business session, the Wont- tist pulpit at morning and evening
been in training in Sanwho An s Mrs. ue. hu pn orn d dec. ,. tt 5 p. RepreSenting a's Club presented a program worship series, He, with his
Texas, and latr at Chanure A. F v MisNs Arna J-ne Evans nd ,n great deal oa practice and using which was planned by Mrs. E. H. wife, did a great deal toward Inm-
Base, Ill., recently c.nopleted the Mirs. White. IVW. D. PRw.iim sang s'e the best. -voices in the city, Hunt. Mss Catherne wearthur importanceal c support forizen wi this
first phase of his "A & E" course Adams' "Holy Night",, and a it Is expected this musical program sang a olo. rs. ank Arthr worthwhile aof support or thse.
for which he received a certitfklat rhristmas scrlpturc. reading was will be one of the finest ever giv- W. C. White save Van Dyke's 'TheM
:of proficiency. He is now study- g irvn |by Miss Mary Loithan. en here. Other wise Man." Mrs. Carl Durrance and Mrs. R,
nlag engineering. Hulon espects to Neidlengei'E Christmas Story was Membe,-r brought their husbands B. Meserve were In Fort Pierce
spend the holiday season with his sung-by Mrs. J. M..Roe to conclude The LBsieies. Wori.an's Circle of *is special guests and gifts were Friday of last week.
parents. the program. t -'h'uri Will hold a exchanged by everyone. A song

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io petitive skateboard team makes its mark in state

By Lonia Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Six local young men have
teamed up to become a competi-
tive skateboard team. They call
themselves Team Broken and,
compete in skateboard tourna-
ments throughout the state.
Team members are: Kent
McClure, captain; Sam Bianchini;
Cesar Jainmez; Matt Parcell; Dante
.Perez; and, Juslin Thorpe. These
athletes are part of a resurgence of
the sport of skateboarding.
Gone are the days of skate-
boarders being considered as just
a bunch of nuisance kids. The
sport of skateboarding has
become big business. Skateboard
tournaments are held throughout
i,. U.S. with competitors vying for
the large corporate sponsorships.
New heroes with names like
Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi,
Lance Mountain and Gregg
Weaver have brought the sport to
new heights, which has encour-
aged local skateboarders to test
their limits in the air as well as on
the ground. Skateboard parks are
being built iin areas where the
sport had, -1,i, .11 been banned.
.i _... I .... built a new skate-
I.. .1.1facility lastyear that is com-
plete with restroom facilities and a
concession stand.
Skateboarding has been
around since the early 1900s. Early
.skateboards were .iu.iii., scoot-
ers. Over the next 50 years, the
scooters' evolved into the modern
day skateboard.
Through the 1960s, skate-
boarding gained 1p l ,iii, ... ii,
the surfing crowd. The first skate-
board contest was held at the Pier
Avenue Junior School in Her-
mosa, Calif., in 1963. By 1965, the
sport had skyrocketed to the point
of having international competi-
tions, a movie made about the
sport ("Skater Dater") and a mag-
azine ("The Quarterly Skateboard-
er"). Over 50 million boards were
sold within a three-year period.
But, in the fall of 1965 all that
came to an end. Massive amounts
of poorly built skateboards sat on
store shelves. Reckless skateboard
riding, trespassing issues, injuries
and a number of fatalities caused
cities to ban skateboards from

Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski
The Team Broken skateboard team of Okeechobee has been traveling throughout the state
competing in skateboard tournaments. Team members are: (front) Justin Thorpe; (second
row, left to right) Cesar Jaimez, Matt Parcell, Sam Bianchini, Kent McClure and Dante Perek.

their streets and public areas. The
sport became virtually non-exis-
Over the next eight years, die-
hard skateboarding enthusiasts
attempted to resurrect the sport
with little success. Then ,in 1973,
skateboarding was given a second
chance. New, improved skate-
boards were manufactured and
the sport once again took off.
The first outdoor skate park
was built in Florida in 1976.'It was
followed by hundreds of other
parks across America. As technol-
ogy improved, skateboarders took
to the air. Their tricks became
more and more dangerous, driv-
ing skate park liability insurance
higher and higher. Eventually, the
cost of insurance became so high
that most owners were forced to
close their doors.
By 1980 mainstream skate-
boarding again died. But, hard-
core skateboarders refused to give
up their sport.

In 1982 Hawk won his first
contest at the Del Mar Skate
Ranch. The turnout was small and
the prize money was even smaller.
But, skateboarding was again res-
urrected. The sport fought
through ups and downs until 1995
when it received a great deal of
international exposure at the
ESPN 2 Extreme Games. This
exposure renewed interest in the
sport and its popularity is once
again skyrocketing.
Members of Team Broken are
also making their marks in com-
petition. Even though, they are
members of a team, they compete
individually in different age groups
from 12 and under, to 18 and over.
McClure, the team captain,
recently tied for first place against
fellow team member Perez. Perez
already has two first-place wins to
his credit.
Thorpe, the youngest member
of the team, has a second-place
win in his division.

Team Broken will host a skate-
board tournament on Aug. 6 at the
Okeechobee Skateboard Park

Sam Bianchini performs one of the tricks he uses in compe-
beginning at 11 a.m. This will also ment or to help sponsor.the team,
be a fundraiser for the team. contact K. Thorpe at (863) 467-
For information on the tourna- 8773.

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OMAHA, Neb. --- Florida won
its seventh straight game and
moved within a win of the cham-
pionship round of the College
World Series with a 7-4 victory
Sunday night over Nebraska that
sent the hometown favorites
into an elimination game.
.Jeff Corsaletti tied a CWS
record with three doubles for the
Gators (47-20), who snapped the
Cornhuiskers' 11 -game winning

Florida will take its longest
winning streak of the season into
Wednesday's game against the
winner of Tuesday's matchup
between the Cornhuskers (57-
14) and Arizona State.
Arizona State eliminated Ten-
nessee with a come-from-
behind 4-2 victory in Sunday's
.first game.
Florida offset Nebraska's

huge home-field advantage by
scoring twice before Husker
starter Johnny Dorn (12-2) had
thrown his sixth pitch. Corsaletti
opened the game with a double,
and Adam Davis followed with
his 11th home run.
Sidearming reliever Darren
O'Day (8-3) earned the win, lim-
iting Nebraska to two singles the
rest of the way and retiring the
last seven batters.

Sports .Briefs

Grid conditioning
program under Way
Summer conditioning sessions
have begun at Okeechobee High
School for the Brahman football
The sessions will be from 4
until 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tues-
days, Thursdays arid Fridays
throughout the summer. Anyone
intending to try out for the foot-
ball team in the fall should attend
these conditioning sessions.
For information, call the Brah-
man field house at (863) 462-5050
and leave a message and an assis-
tant coach will return the call.
Youth football
sign ups planned
Sign-ups for the new Pop
Warner football league and cheer-
leading 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 Kristen Barker at (863) 697-
Hours announced
for community pool
The Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex swimming pool hours of
operation are: June 2 Aug. 7,
Tuesday Saturday from 12:30
until 6:30 p.m., Sunday from 1
until 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thurs-
day evenings from 7 until 9 p.m.
(family night swim); Aug. 8 Oct.
30: Tuesday through Friday 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.
YMS hosting
basketball camp
Yearling Middle School will
host two separate summer bas-
ketball camps.
The first camp will be June 27 -
July 1 from 8 a.m. until noon for
second and third grade students,
and from 1 until 5 p.m. for fourth
and fifth grade students.
The second session will be for
sixth to eighth grade students and
will run July 11-15 from 8 a.m.
until 4 p.m.
The cost for either camp will
be $40 per camper.
For information contact YMS at
(863) 462-5056.

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At the Movies
The following movies are n6w
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, June 17,
through Thursday, June 23, are as
Theatre I "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at'7 and
9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:10
Theatre II "Batman" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15, 7and 9p.m.
Theatre III "The Longest Yard"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at2, 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-


Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle. Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle main-
tenance facility is open from 8
a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m.
until 5 p.m., Monday through'Fri-
day. It is closed on weekends and
holidays. Only recyclable materi-
als such as newspaper, aluminum
and meal cans, corrugated card-
board, glass jars and bottles and
plastics .,#1 through #7 are
accepted at the public facilities.
Items not accepted include: plas-
tic shopping bags; commercial
business items; tires: aipplian'Ces',;
electronic devices; ya.id ihah,
household trash; oil, gas, paint or
household hazardous waste; and,
batteries. For more irifrtmajitio>n.
contact Russell Rowland, count-
solid waste manager, at (863)
763-1811; or, Waste Management
of Okeechobee a, (863) 357-0111,
or r863) 763-4818.
Red Cross
needs instructors
*Ha. e yous aed a life l ',cj ?
'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-
munitv \ ith lifesa\ing training.
including CPR, First Aid, Autonmat-
ed External Defibrillation, and
H I .AI DS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the Aner-
ican Red Cross at iSh3j 763-24.SS
to find out more.
Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volun- ,:
- teets to serve as advocates for res-
idents of nursing homes and
assisted liking facilities. Volun-
teers are specially trained and cer-
tified to investigate and resolve
resident complaints and to carry
out inspections of facilities.
Licensed social workers, pharma-
cists, elder law attorneys, physi-
* cians, nurses and others with a
sincere interest in the elderly are
urged to apply. Call Linda Slalteti
at (772) 595-1385.
Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quillers no.\ ha\e
.baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information call Mar-
Sgaret at (863') 467-5.02u, or .Janet
at (8631 467-0183.
Birth control for
animals is offered
SMartin County A.B.C. Program
is available for Okeechobee resi
dents. The rates to spa. neuter
cats and dogs are: female cat -
$15, male cal $10; female dog "
$25, and male dog $25. Applica-
lions may be picked up at the Pen-
nySaver, St. Vincent's, Salvation
Army or Animal Control. For infoi -
mation, call (772) 283-4137 or
(772) 336-0339.
Vaccine for

rabies required ,
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination ol
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec ]
10-11 1, Vaccination against rabies ]
required and Okeechobee City
Ordinance 4-26, vaccinations. All *4
dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months I
and older must be vaccinated ,
once a year by a licensed \eten- i
narian against rabies with a Unit-
ed States Government approved I
vaccine. Animal licenses are pur- i -
chased at the Animal Control i
facility with proof of current *
rabies vaccination. For informa-
lion, call Animal Control at (863) (
357-3225. ,

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Dr. Call to ID.
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Accounts Receivable Clerk,
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Babysitting 105
Child Care Needed 4 10
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435


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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8 Magazines535
Building Materials540s
Business Equipment 54-5
Carpets.Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glhssware, 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 6-50
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
Equipment 665
Pets. Supplies.
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television 'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tos & Games 730
V9Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 7410

3.5 ton package unit w/heat
$1375 (954)309-8659
New, 21k BTU, electric $350

HALL TREE- O:.w. with bench.
UJmbrilla Iholder & hat
r,,,o : i$1 200.

L, urner w, ori ng, $15.
186) .0 8.
MAGIC CHEF. Frost Free.
$100. (86E3)i637989
TOR (Friiad'tirp -Cu63 M )
w i .00 hi r both,

REFRIGERATOR- 19 cu. ft.,
Frisiliee .-king $75.
ir Brand new ileverjused

Heavy Duty. Excellent condi-
Slion 120 i for both.

more, matching set, excel-
lent condition, $220 for both
WASHER- front end loader, 4r
yr'. old, paid d.,600 sell or
$300 or best offer. works
great (863)697-6851.
Kenmore, works good $50
Join all the people who
say. "I sold it in the
classified" _

MAGAZINES- 1 box of assort-
ed titles.4 $50 for all.
for all. (863)763-1059

ROOF PANES (4) Foam Insu-
lated. 3'6"W x 25'L. $720 for
' all, will sep. (863)357-3439

Area Rug, 5x7, Safari Palm,
exc. cond., $50.

BABY ITEMS boys clothes,
toys, too many to mention
$100 for all or will separate
BABY ITEMS crib w/ bumper
guard, highchair, 2 bags of
baby clothes $175 or will
sep (863)697-3945
Light brown w/ red heart says
"I love you" Perfect condition
$20 (863)763-8149

COLLECTION: Approx. 44
vrf. old. Rare items. $2500
All 863)824-3.358
COLLECTION: $1500 for all.
Call (863)763-8943
num & wood. With redwood
rish. $15. (863)983-1848
QUILTS, 2 Beautiful, Hand
Painted & Hand Made. 1 of
irlds & 1 of Butterflies. $500
will iep. (863)467-8050
sorted sizes, asking $50.
1 .63)467-8050.

VP 256 MB Ram, Monitor,
Keyboard, Mouse & Lots of
games $150 863-843-0158.

ing table S550 lor all will
;ep i1863l467-1 --

circa late 1800's, needs some
work $150 (772)418-0018
Veiy Gorod Cunadilicin j
BUNK BED, wooden, with built
in drawers & desk, $550.
Full futon bottom, twin top,
black metal frame $100
COFFEE TABLE, .2-End tables
I So i able, chfirme &
bra wa i,. ups.
130O 'ail 6i30)674, -F.,7.
& Hearooard $75 lor buth Jr
wil srpltdle 186i )697-3':-5
2 L1 hi', .h81i
white, good condition, $50.
Light oak, good condition $75
6' long, light oak color, $85


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and Inteestng person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more sucessfll

ISpecial Notice 0155 11

PIANO, Pennington, Upright.
$400. (863)467-5438
walnut finish, with bench,
needs tuning, asking $150.

condition. $20

weeks old, $75.
BASSET HOUND w/papers. 9
mo. old., Female. House-
broken. All shots. Tracking
Chip. $400 (863)634-3841
BULLDOG PUP- Male, no pa-
pers. $200. (863)634-7108
COCKATIEL'S- for sale, $50
AKC reg. 5-males, Ready
June 9th $325. Cash only.
JACK RUSSELL (f) for breed-
ing Roltweiler (f) asking
i'51) i' r buir will sell sep.
86 3.i?7-2494
& wormed, $200.
PARROLET, 1 year old female,
Banded. $100.
Full blooded, no papers $100
call anytime (863)697-3346
3 Males, 1stshots
& wormed. $200.
White (F), 1 yr. old & Black &
White (M) 3 yrs. old. $500
both, will sep. 863)610-9812

adaptor, case, instructions,
$200 (863)467-0462 leave

From travel trailer $20 for both

Solid Oak. Holds TV, Stereo,
CD/DVD. 70"W x 60"H x
24"D $300.(863)763-1457
EXECUTIVE DESK- oak, large,
$250 or best offer, located
in Ft. Drum. (863)763-8613.
HIGH BACK Wicker Chairs, (3)
Good condition, $36 will sell
separately. (863)467-5477.
SPRING- Serta, King size,
$150. (863)227-6210.
pcs. Too many items to list.
Like new. $1000 for all, or
best offer. (863)357-3723
good condition, $30 or best
offer. (863)673-3334.
SOFA BED- floral pattern on
light beige background, like
new, $350. (863)763-6342.
SOFA, Chair, Coffee Table &
glass top table, $250.
SEAT, blue, good condition,
all for $275.
SOFA, Sleeper- Solid Leather
Great condition $150.
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- antique
style, pecan, nice condition,
$100 (863)357-4532.
WATERBED- King Size, mo-
tion free, mattress, liner and
heater. $50.

CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
$1800 (863)763-7252 ,
GOLF CART, Electric, 4 Seater
w/box bed. Work or Pleas-
ure. 36 V charger. $950.

SHOTGUN 410- double barrel,
good condition, $375.
num, 6 shot, Western Style,
$350. (863)467-1761.

Pro Form, Tailwind II $50
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified

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

PowerChair, Golden Alante,
like new, $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)610-1055
tors for vans, like new, ask-
ing $1500. (863)357-8788
Igg I-

CHAIN SAW- McCullach, new
in box, never used $110,
GENERATOR- 3750 watts,
brand new, used less than
2hrs. Paid $425. Asking
$375 863-697-8336
Hose & Gun. Used once.
Cleaned w/preservatives.
$700 (863)763-2692
truck or a 4 wheeler. $100..

condition. 6 mo. old $500.

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

Agriculture |

Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.Products a10
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies,'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 3410
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants '
Flowers 865

$20. @.

all pressure treated, $3500
value will sell $1200 you
move,. (863)467-5906

Great -er oriali'tv E eced rider i..3000 or best
offer. (863)357-3325
MARE, 5 yrs. old. Not broke,
14.3 Hands. $500
MARE, Quarter Horse, 10
years old. Runs barrels. Kid
safe. $1500 (863)763-3631
Saddle, Veach, western,
16,/2 in. seat, 3 mos. old,
$1500. 863-467-2104 or
11 yr old, black w/white
face, papers, $1800.
Shop here first!
The classified ads

TOP SOIL, $1.25 cu. yd.
Loaded on your truck or
can arrange hauling
@ your expense. 3 mls. from
Okeechobee City. Call Tony
@ (561)721-5770

BUSH ALL-5'Brand New
$400 (863)801-1666
STX38 John Deere, needs
new belts & pulleys, $300.
Approx., 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
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

TOILETS New, standard size,
never used, $50 each.

JACUZZI, 6 Person. Good
condition w/cover.
$1000 863-634-5943

Manitowoc 800 with bin
$1495 (239)657-2381

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

POOL TABLE- 4x8, needs new
liner, includes sticks, balls,
$150. (863)675-4912 leave

Recvr, amp, phono, tape,
5-disc CD, 250 watt Speak-
ers $250. (863)763-1457

RADIO, Old Fashioned Look
'Trio nui. Cui Ii hci r.: Eiiiii:'. ,
w/cassette. $50

College Guy's Need
Roommate. Starting
Fall Semester in Gainesville.

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

For Mortgage Questions
Call Paul 561-723-7610

Waterfront, lake access, sea
wall, desirable residential
community near golf course,
L bj,-lVa3rd w/cypress
tre :. j,:,; incid, new
roof, clean & well main-
tained. (863)467-1270.


Do wonder newspaper
reader are more popular

Lot 3, Block 7, asking
$23,500, (772)334-2217.
Basswood Estates
Approx. 1/4 acre. $26,500.
By owner. (407)973-6503

1-3 Acres. Residential. Rea-
sonably priced. In Okeechobee
County. Call (954)614-0879,


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

Office Space
For Lease, needs build
out completed. Approx.
2000 sq. ft. willing to di-
vide into 2 separate of-
fice spaces, close to
hospital. For information

Roomae 95

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

Animated Windmill
Built primarily from fir plywood, this decorative
farm-style animated windmill responds to even light
breezes with four blades and a vane. For a touch of
whimsy, as the wind turns the blades it drives a
whirligig shaped like a merry old carpenter sawing a
log. The completed windmill stands nearly 7 feet tall
at the tip of the uppermost blade and measures about
20 inches wide at the base.
Animated Windmill plan (No. 694)... $9.95
Whirligigs Package (No. C96)
Three projects incl. 694... $20.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
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Mobile Homs Lots 2005:
Mobile Home Parts 201~
Mobile Honmes- Ret I20%
Mobile Homes Sale 2026.

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for mobile home, 5 risers,
$250. (863)467-0506.

OKEECHOBEE- in town, 2/1,
Screen porch, W/D, incid
water, sewer, trash, lawn
maint, $650 + sec.,

60'x12', Screen porch, Car-
port & Shed. Close to lake.


Boats 3005
Campers'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015!
Marine Accessories3=20
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030'
Sport Vehicles/AVsJO03S

AIR BOAT- small, 75HP Frank-
lin Aircraft engine, 5' prop,
needs tune-up, Must sell
$850 (863)675-0254.
ALUM. V BOTTOM- Chrysler,
14', 25HR Mere oars, an-
chor & 2 tanks. galvanize
trailer $1495. 302-422-4992
Galvanized rocket boat trailer
w/home made boat. $150
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $200.
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
Floating Dock. $800 of best
offer. (863)763-3451
SEA KAYAK, '98 Perception
Eclipse, paddle, $700.
WELLCRAFT 18'- CC, John-
son 110 SW, tdr, bimini, fish
finder, bait well, cover,
$4700 (863)599-0923.

Good condition. $1000 or
best offer. (863)763-8261
'93- 27', excellent cond,
$5000. (863)697-2180.
Ft. Good condition. A real buy
at $4900. & 23 Ft. RV $1500
Not Licensed for Florida. Will
deliver. Further info call Terry
(561)310-6611 Lake Worth
Honda, '2000 $100.
RV 23' not licensed for road
in FL. Located in Lake Worth
Swill del. to Okeechobee.
$1500 (561)310-6611 Terry

ING $75 for both.

PROPELLER, Sensenich, Pad-
dle Type for Air Boat, 78x50,
Brand new. $700

12 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, June 21, 2005

HMC '92, 35', ltd. ed., Gillig
chassis, 3208 CAT, all the
extras, int. redone, $49,900,
incl. Roadmaster tow pkg.

ATV 400 Polaris
Excellent shape $2500

GO CART, 2 Seater. 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.

POLARIS 300, 1994, 4x4,
runs good, S1500.
(863)357-1576 or
YAMAHA 350, '86. blue, new
tires, good condition, $1100
or best offtter (863)673-8741

LITTLE GATOR-'65. 14', as is
$150. or best offer.

Automobiles 005I
Autos Wanted 4110
Classic Cars 130i'
Commercial Trucki 4(120
E q u ip m e n t 4 ,t' _'
Foreign Cars 41(".0
Fou. Wheel Dr;ve j40'5
,aeary ODuty Trucks 'J10)
Parts Repairs 40-15
Pickup Truik s ii.L50
Spot Utility 4a5-
Tiac.or Trailers -1i'0(
Utility Trailers 4,-,R
Vans 4uJ7i

CADILLAC DeVille- '88,
Champagne, 91M, Runs &
looks great. $2500. or best
offer 863-990-6398 aft 5pm
Biarritz, 350 V8, only 78K mi,
$3,900 (863)612-0046
Chevy Celebrity, '87, nice
clean car, good transporta-
tion, new tires, runs good,
$750. (863)634-4076
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $700
neg. (863)763-6396
Jaguar XJ6, '86, new trans-
mission incl., needs in-
stalled, runs good, sacrifice

Dr:, Sedan, Good transporta-
tion. $1600 (863)467-1910

Auto, Cold A/C, Good trans-
portation/gd tires $3000 863-
Pontiac Lemans, '72, 350
Chevy eng., 1100 Turbo
trans., dual exhaust, $1500.
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

FORKLIFT Clark, 40001b
cap., propane, auto., hard tire,
gov. owned, 2570hrs ex.
cond. $4000 (561)723-5213

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
FORD PICK UP 1976, Body
rough. Does run. 6 cyl. w/4
speed. $300 (863)763-1370
HITCH, Reese, 5th Wheel,
Easy Slide w/mounting rails.
$250. (772)285-8405
TIRE, Brand New Michelin &
Ford Wheel. $85
TIRES (2) Michelin. LT
285/75R16's. $75
TIRES (4) 17" R6517. Rare
Deal! Asking $225.
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 '98- 4x4, great
condition, $8000.
FORD PICK UP 1976, Body
rough. Does run. 6 cyl. w/4
speed. $300 863)763-1370
FORD RANGER 1992, 150K
mis. Runs excellent. $1800.
Firm. (863)763-3451
FORD RANGER, '98- Ext cab,
runs/looks good, $2800 or
best offer., (863)673-3334.
GMC S15 PU, '88- red, runs
good, $1500. neg.

CHEVY S-10 1992, Good con-
dition, needs repair. $2000
Call Jewel @
Jeep '88, Cobra trir, tripod, 2
htrs, 2 tree stands, climber.
Call Natalia (954)304-4915

neck. 18', Heavy duty.
$1500. (772)489-6837 -
w/ running boards & tires
$150 (863)675-0969

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.
PLYM. VOYAGER 1988, Good
engine, no rust, good tires,
power steering leaks. $795
AC/PS/CD, new tires, hitch,
runs great, low miles, $1500

Public Notices

Public Notice 'ii'
State Public -
Legal Notice ',i,,

ES, his wife,
HAOMI NUBEN. his wife, and as to
each of the foregoing persons, if alive
or deceased, their unknown heirs, de-
visees, grantees, creditors and all oth-
er parties claiming by, under or
,, i,. ,. Defendants, AND TO
11i i,,i "WHOM IT MAY CON-
tion for declaratory relief, reformation
of deeds and quiet title as to the fol-
lowing property in Okeechobee

h ,h ,, -
1/2 *:-' ,,,, ,,i "., ', ,en-
ter i i of
3725.11 feet, Thence, run South for a
distance of 35.00 feet for PO.B.
Thence continue South for a distance
of 330.00 feet Thence run North 89
degrees 19'08" East for a distance of
317,50 feet thence run North, for a
distance of 330 feet, thence run South
S 1, 9'08" West for a distance

S, i Okeecobee
S i,,, el isalso de-
,,1 ;, ,1 ,:n is the West
2.4 acres, more or less, of LOT 26,
DEER PARK ACRES, and is identified
by the survey by Leon Wilis, regis-
tered land surveyor #1358, State of
Florida, and said survey becomes a
part ol this deed.
has been filed against you and you are
attorney whose name and address
Clerk of the above styled Court on or
before the 28th day of June, 2005;
the Complaint.
WITNESS the hand and seal of said
Court on the 28th day of May, 2005.
Clerk of Circuit Court
By:/S/Debbie Goodrich
Deputy Clerk
59232 ON 5/31;6/7,14,21/05

v. CASE NUMBER: 2005-CA-154
each of the foregoing persons, if alive
or deceased, their unknown heirs, de-
visees, grantees, creditors and all oth-
er parties claiming by, under or
against these Defendants, AND TO
tion for quiet title of the following
property in Okeechobee County. Flori-
The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the
South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of TRACT '
24, SECTION 34, Township 34 South,
Range 33 East, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4 at
Page 3A-O of the Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida; subject
to an easement of the South 30 feet
thereof for road and drainage purpos-
The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the South
1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 4, Sec-
tion 4, Section 28, Township 34
South, Range 33 East, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
-4 at Pages 3A-D inclusive of the Okee-
chobee County Public Records.
The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the
North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 08,
Section 29, Township 34 South,
Range 33 East, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4 at
Pages 3A-D, inclusive of the Okeecho-
bee County Public Records.
Lot 71, Block 59, of BASSWOOD ES-
T i i iiiT ... ,J ;.I., i... l ,lji
Public Records of Okeechoeee
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your wrt-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiffs
attorney whose name and address

Clerk of the above styledkCourt on or
before the 28th day of June,. 2005;
otherwise a judgment may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS the hand and seal of said
Court on the 27th day of May, 2005.
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /S/ Beatrice Rodridguez
Deputy Clerk
59219 ON 5/31;6/7,14,21/05

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Small earthquakes hit Kentucky

CLINTON, Ky. A small
earthquake centered in western
Kentucky rattled residents across
parts of five states Monday morn-
ing but no damage was reported.
"It moved the floor," said
Marie Hart, a dispatcher for Ken-
tucky State Police in Mayfield. "It
was like standing on water."
The 3.9 magnitude quake
centered near Clinton hit at 8:21
a.m. ET and was felt in western
Kentucky, southeast Missouri,
southern Illinois, northwest Ten-

nessee and eastern Arkansas,
said Diate Noserale, spokes-
woman for the U.S. Geological
Survey in Reston, Va.
It was the second quake to hit
the area in a matter of hours
along the New Madrid Fault sys-
tem, Noserale said. A 2.7 magni-
tude quake Sunday at 10 p.m.
that was centered in the same
area was felt in Kentucky and
southern Illinois.
Because of the location and
timing, Noserale said the smaller

quake might have resulted in the
larger one.
"They do sometimes happen
in little clusters," she said.
The fault zone runs about
120 miles from northeastern
Arkansas to southern Illinois. It
is named for New Madrid, Mo.,
which sits along the main fault
Earlier this month, a 4.0 tem-
blor was felt across northwest
Tennessee and southwest Ken-
tucky, but caused little damage.

Staff photo/Pete Gawda

New lake
Torrential rains on Monday turned SW Third Terrace near Cedar Plaza into a lake.

Staff photo/Pete Gawda

The rains came down
Heavy rains on Monday flooded South Parrott Avenue near Wal-Mart.

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