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Vol. 96 No. 205 Sunday, July 24, 2005 75t Plus tax
Plans to reprint
book under way
Due to recent interest, the
Okeechobee Historical Society
is making plans to reprint the
book "Strolling Down Country
Roads" by Twila Valentine and
Betty Chandler Williams.
The expected cost is $35 to
$40 per copy, and the Historical
Society hopes to have books
available by Christmas.
If you are interested in a
copy send your name, address
and telephone number to: Betty
C. Williamson, P.O. Box 249,
Okeechobee, Fla., 34973. This
Will not obligate you to buy the
book, but you will be notified
when they are available.
You are asked to send this
information to Mrs. Williamson
not with Chamber
If someone has contacted
you in the recent weeks regard-
ing a county-wide map, please
be advised they are not associ-
ated with the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce
and their maps will not be avail-
able at the Chamber office.
These companies periodically
come into town to sell ad space
and should not be associated
with your local chamber.
The. Chamber is in the
process of gathering informa-
tion to print a new up to date
map that will be made available
to our law enforcement, fire-
men, rescue personnel and
individuals. These maps will
only be available in the Cham-
ber office. Any information
regarding these maps will be
done out of the Chamber office
by staff, with no out of town
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' Mural honors 90 years
Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Kathy Scott, local artist, arose early Saturday morning to begin painting the colorful city
logo as a mural on the north side of the municipal building. She planned to have the mural
done within two days. The mural celebrated the City of Okeechobee's 90th year of incor-
poration, which was July 13. Ms. Scott said she has been painting all of her life and stud-
ied art and business marketing in college. '"The best part of doing this is, even though I
love to paint, this is special because I feel honored to do it for the city," she said.
'I 'm, ..
in open water
MIAMI Tropical Storm
Franklin strengthened as it
spun away from the Bahamas
on Saturday and moved farther
east in the Atlantic, but blasts
of warm air from its core were
expected to bring extreme
heat to the Florida peninsula.
Heat index readings in
Florida exceeded 110 degrees,
even though Franklin's 70-
mph wind and .strong rain
weren't forecast to affect land.
By early afternoon, the
combination of intense heat
and high humidity led to
oppressive heat-index read-
ings across the state.
At 4 p.m., according to
National Weather Service data,
Panama City's heat index was
111, when combining its 95-
degree temperature with 58-
percent humidity. It felt like
110 in Pensacola, 107 degrees
in Vero Beach and Jack-
sonville, 104 in Miami Beach,
and 100 in Tallahassee and Key
"It's terrible," Mike Delay,
an Orlando painter, said as he
took a break outside a down-
town job Saturday afternoon,
when the heat index was in
the high 90s. "I drink a lot of
And forecasters warned the
heat and humidity could be
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Obituaries ......... .3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 7
TV . . . .12
Weather ............ 2
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Okeechobee: The way it was
By Jack Wolff
As told to MaryAnn Morris
"My dad, Jessie 0. Wolff
came to Okeechobee in 1920
from Laurens, South Carolina.
He was a licensed pharmacist
and during World War I, he
served as an army medic in
France. When he came back,
he got talking to a friend of his
who lived in the Florida Pan-
handle, Tom Conley. They got
to talking about the Okee-
chobee area and decided to
come down here and look
things over. He must have liked
what he saw because he soon
had a drug store at the corner of
S.W. Fourth Avenue and Park
Street called Park Drugs.
"They called druggists "pill-
rollers" back in the 1920s, but
the town doctors weren't
always available and when
there was no doctor around,
people would come and ask
my dad to help.
"My dad went to Emory Uni-
versity before the War, and fin-
ished when he came back,
while my mother went to Flori-
da State College for Women in
Tallahassee. I think they must
have met while they were in
"My mother's family was
from Quincy, Florida up in the
Panhandle. That's where they
were married. I remember we
used to drive Peavine Trail
going back and forth to visit
when I was little and my moth-
er's folks would drive down to
"My parents were wel-
comed as newly-weds in Okee-
chobee and built their house on
the west side of South Parrott
Avenue. My brother and I were
born in that house. He was
born in 1924. 1 was born in
1926. Our parents used to hunt
the property between the rail-
road and where the courthouse
was built in the late 1920s. We
kept milk cows in a pasture
near the house, where Captain
D's is now and my brother and I
would have to milk them
before we went to school."
"After school, I'd have to go
the Post Office for my dad to
pick up our mail. The Post
Office was in the north end of
the Southland Hotel on the
northeast corner of Park and
Parrott then. It was never
locked; the doors always stood
open. I remember kicking cow
patties out the door after free-
ranging cows had wandered
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"My mother's parents came to visit often. My mom, Matiette
with her parents and my brother out picnicking in the mid-
2 The Okeechobee News, Sunday, July 24,2005
Tax Free Days
Bush and the Florida Legislature
have approved House Bill 101,
which provides that the 2005 Tax
Free Days for Sales Tax will begin
at 12:01 a.m., July 23, and end at
midnight, July 31,2005.
House Bill 101 provides for a
sales tax holiday on: clothing and
related items with a sales price of
$50 or less; books with a sales
price of $50 or less; and, school
supplies with a sales price of $10
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE The USDA,
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $141,000 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to
reserve your seat for one of our
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.
meets Aug. 6
OKEECHOBEE The Kissim-
mee River Valley Advisory Com-
mittee will meet Saturday, Aug. 6,
from 10 a.m. until noon at the
Basfiger Community Center
located on the corner of U.S. 98
and Micco Bluff Road just east of
the Kissimmee River bridge.
The purpose of meeting is to
Provide an opportunity for South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) staff to meet com-
munity members that are interest-
ed in using the restored
Kissimmee River Valley region for
public use and recreation.
For information, call Kelli
Stickrath at (863) 447-1998.
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"Back then, Okeechobee was
promoted to be 'the Chicago of
the South'. There were grand
plans made. There are still
remains of concrete sidewalks
out along State Road 70 west of
town. But the railroad went a dif-
ferent way, and those plans never
did come to anything.
"I came across a letter written
to my dad asking how things
were in Okeechobee. His answer
was that they 'needed more
roads, better housing and more
tourist camps.' Seems like things
still haven't changed that much.
"During the Depression, things
were bad here as they were every-
where. I found a stack of letters
from my mother to her uncle in
Princeton, New Jersey saying
how bad things were. I remember
my dad going by Lewis Scharf-
schwerdt's hardware store on his
bicycle one day, and Lewis was
out front and they got to talking
about how bad things were.
"Lewis had a lot of china dish-
es stacked out front he was trying
to sell and no one was buying. No
one had any money. I remember
Lewis and my dad taking those
dishes, one by one, taking turns,
smashing those dishes on the
ground and laughing. It was bad!
Special to Okeechobee News/,
The pharmacist and his new
wife were welcomed by this
unique prescription written
by Doc Anner in 1922.
"Later on I worked in my dad's
drugstore on Saturdays soda-jerk-
ing. You had to draw the seltzer,
then the syrup by hand. The soda
fountain was a kind of hangout
on Saturday. In the evening the
Indians could come in from
Brighton. I remember they loved
strawberry sodas! Strawberry
sodas were their favorite and
mine, too! It was the saddest day
of my life when that drugstore
was sold in 1950.
"During the 1940s my Dad
started buying property 10 and 20
acres at a time, finally accumulat-
ing 400 acres, at the end of what is
now Wolff Road. First we ran beef
cattle out there, later on we went
to dairy because it was more prof-
itable. We had bought the heifers
and were working on building the
barn when those darn heifers
started coming fresh. We hadn't
planned on that so soon, so for
about two weeks, until the barn
was built, we had to put those
heifers in a loading chute to milk
them. We were real glad to see
that barn finished!
"Now you might wonder how
to get a public road named after
you. Well, you buy property at the
end of a dirt track and then you do
a public service. Kids used to go
back there to park and they'd get
stuck. So we pulled them out.
Never said a word about it, but
the road got named after us
"Edith Joiner had a clothing
store in the 1980s. I needed a suit
for something, but I didn't have
any money. She fitted the suit and
said, 'That's okay, I'll send you a
bill.' I never got a bill for the suit
until a year later. It had been so
long, I had forgotten all about it.
But that's what people are like
here. There's still trust and neigh-
borliness. You don't find that
many places anymore."
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higher Sunday, also increasing
the dangers of exhaustion and
other heat-related problems.
Franklin's sustained wind was
measured at 70 mph; just below
the 74 mph threshold to be clas-
sified as a hurricane.
At 5 p.m. EDT, the ,storm's
center was about 295 miles
northeast of Great Abaco Island,
and nearly 585 miles west-south-
west of Bermuda. Franklin was
moving east-northeast at 9 mph,
and was expected to continue
The system was no major
threat to any land mass, and the
National Hurricane Center in
Miami said Franklin may lose its
tropical characteristics by early
"It is quite possible that little
or nothing will be left of Franklin
... in two to three days," hurri-
cane specialist James Franklin
Meanwhile, a tropical wave
was bringing locally heavy rains
to parts of the Yucatan Peninsula
MIAMI (AP) Here are the
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and Honduras, Belize and
Guatemala on Saturday. Winds
of nearly 35 mph were measured
in some areas, just shy of the 39-
mph threshold for tropical-storm
The wave is moving west-
northwest, on a path toward the
southwestern Gulf of Mexico.
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Forecasters said conditions are
favorable for a tropical depres-
sion, or possibly a tropical storm,
which would be named Gert, to
Franklin is the earliest sixth
named storm on record for the
Atlantic hurricane season, which
began June 1.
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Vehicle fire, N.E. 120th St.
Stolen vehicle/recovery, N.W,
Missing juvenile, N.W 46th Ave.
Theft, U.S. 78 W.
Larceny, U.S. 441 S.E.
Burglary, S.E. 34th Ave.
Traffic accident, S.R. 710.-
Civil/trespass, N.E. Seventh St.
Traffic arrest, .N.W. 46th Ave.
Traffic arrest, S.E. 34th Ave.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
N.E. 128th Ave.
Death investigation, S.E. 33rd
Assault, N.W 168th St.
Suspicious incident, S.W. 35th
Disturbance/verbal, U.S. 441
Disturbance/verbal, N.W. Sec-
Vandalism, N.W 160th Drive.
Assist another agency/prisoners
in custody, S. Parrott Ave.
Structure fire, N.E. 14th Ave.
Suicide/threats, S.W. 17th St.
Assault/prisoner in custody, U.S.
Domestic/verbal, N.W 80th
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
S.W. Third St.
Domestic, N.E. 11th St.
Ribbon cutting speaker
Architect Michael Shiff was one of the speakers at Wednesday's ribbon cutting ceremo-
ny marking the official opening of the Okeechobee County Judicial Complex.
Annie Mae Fortner
Annie Mae Fortner age 89 of
Okeechobee died Saturday, July 23,
2005, at Raulerson Hospital in
Okeechobee. Mrs. Fortner was
born in Mulber-
ry, Fla. June 13,
1916. She had
been a resident
-for over 80
'County. Most of
her life she was in
a home maker, Annie Mae
but early on in Fortner
her life she was
an elementary school teacher. She
was a member of Grace Brethren
Church in Okeechobee.
She was pre-deceased in death
by her husband Landon in 2001.
Survivors include her two sons
Richard (Janice) Johnson of'Okee-
chobee and L.C. (Brenda) Fortner
of Okeechobee; daughter Beverly
(Buddy) Arrants of Okeechobee;
five grandchildren and six great
grandchildren; several nieces and
Funeral services will be held
Tuesday, July 26, 2005, 10 a.m. at
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home
with Pastor Charlie Rice officiating.
Visitation will be on Monday July
25, 2005 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the
funeral home. Internment will be
in Evergreen Cemetery. Arrange-
ment are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral
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Mexican rodeo and concert planned
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will host a
Mexican rodeo and concert on Sunday, July 24, at the Fred
Smith Arena on the Brighton Reservation. Ms. Alicia Villarreal
will be in concert from Mexico, and there will be a special pres-
entation by Alejandra Mendoza. The master of ceremonies will
be Rossana Parodi. Also sharing the stage will be the San Martin
Band and the Habil De Michoacan group. The entertainment is
coordinated and provided through Morgan Renee Entertain-
ment and Radio Fiesta. Besides the entertainment, there will be
great food and drinks. If you would like to have a booth at the
festival, call Patti at (863) 983-8923 or the Chamber of Com-
merce at (863) 763-6464. Tickets for the event are available at
Azteca II and the LaFiesta Store in Okeechobee, and Azteca
stores around the lake. Tickets will also be available at the
arena. Children under the age of 10 will be admitted free. Other
tickets are available for $35 for a fun-filled day beginning at
noon and ending around 8:30 p.m.
Evening of prayer is planned
The Okeechobee Ministerial Association is sponsoring an
evening of prayer at His House Fellowship Church of the
Nazarene, 425 SW 28th St., on Monday, July 25, beginning at 7
p.m. Everyone is invited to come and pray, sing, listen to special
music and hear the word of God. Prayers will be offered for the
Okeechobee community, community leaders, protection from
hurricanes, the churches and ministers, and for ourselves.
Vacation Bible School planned
'The Corner Baptist Church, 81387 U.S. 441 N., will be host-
ing Rambling Road Trip Vacation Bible School on July 25-29
from 6 until 8:30 p.m. for ages kindergarten through adults. For
information, call Pastor Perry Moore at (863) 634-7922.
Free hearing loss screenings
American Hearing Center will host free hearing loss screen-
ings at the American Vision and Hearing Center, 3545 U.S. 441
S., next to Publix on July 25-29. Screenings are available for
adults over the age of 18. Appointments are required. For infor-
mation, call Betty at (863) 467-5333.
Learning coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee
counties, Inc. will have a full coalition meeting on Wednesday,
July 27, at 1 p.m. The meeting will be at the One Stop Career
Center, 2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Ft. Pierce.
Coalition committee will meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties-will meet
Wednesday, July 27, immediately following the coalition meet-
ing. The committee will meet at the One Stop Career Center,.
2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Ft. Pierce.
Advisory council to meet
The Seminole Elementary School Advisory Council will meet
Wednesday, July 27, at 9 p.m. in the media center. The public is
invited to attend.
Laescuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del
Consejo Consultivo para la escuela, miercoles, el 27 de Julio, a
las 9 p.m., van a juntar en el bibliotea. Todo el public estan
envitadoes de asistir.
Free memory loss screenings
The Alzheimer's Association will host free memory loss
screenings at the Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St.,
on July 29, Sept. 16 and Nov. 4. Since appointments are
required, call Donna (800) 861-7826 to make your appoint-
ment. Screenings are for anyone (any age) concerned about
memory loss. The screening is done by a nurse or social worker
from St. Mary's Memory Disorder Center.
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Submitted to the Okeechobee News/Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wise
Looking Back ...
The desire to be a merchant and serve the public is a strong trait that runs throughout the Raulerson family, along with
cattle ranching. Here, Leslie Raulerson (left) assist owner Howard Wise in the grocery store that Mr. Wise ran for many
years on Park Street. This photo also appears in the 1993 book "Strolling Down Country Roads" by Twila Valentine and
Betty Chandler Williamson. Plans are currently under way by the Okeechobee Historical Society to reprint the book
"Strolling Down Country Lanes". Recent interest in buying a copy of the book has been increasing, and the Historical
Society needs an estimate of the number of books to order. The expected cost is $35 to $40 per copy, and the society
hopes to have the books available by Christmas. If you are interested in buying a copy of the book send your name,
address and telephone number to: Betty C. Williamson, P.O. Box 249, Okeechobee, Fla., 34973. This will not obligate you
to buy the book, but you will be notified when the books are available. You are asked to send your information to Mrs.
Williamson soon. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by
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Letter to the Editor
Who do you see?
When you wake up in the
morning and look at your image
in the mirror who do you see? Are
you happy with your image? Is
your image happy with you?
My point is this: people today
are so unhappy and insecure with
their own lives that they try to
judge other people for their weak-
ness to make themselves feel bet-
ter. But the fact is, every time you
judge another person you are
actually degrading your own
A truly happy person that is
secure of who they are will never
judge other people because they
are happy with the image in the
mirror, because the image in the
mirror is happy with you.
I know people who smoke but
judge other people who drink. I
know overweight people who
think they are so perfect that just
being around that person makes
me nauseous. I wonder if their
own image feels the same way?
Being a judgmental person is
the most negative and disgusting
behavior of all human condition-
ing, because it only degrades
yourself while you believe people
find this behavior admirable and
that is pitiful.
A murderer, rapist, crook or a
violent person can be thrown in'
jail, but what about the judgmen-
tal person? What do we, as a soci-
ety, do with them? They also do a
lot of damage.
For instance; they can start
rumors or gossip, that can hurt a
lot of people. But the ones they
hurt the most are themselves -
almost like a slow suicide.
Being a judgmental person
can hurt a lot of people, but it can
hurt the image in the mirror more
My point is quite simple: when
you judge others you judge your-
self by those same standards. Per-
sonally, I like the image I see in
the mirror. No he is not perfect by
any means, but he smiles back at
me because he likes me no mat-
ter what others think. After all,
who am I to judge?
Jesus said you must first get
the plank out of your eye so that
you can see the splinter in your
J.K. Murray III
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m.The orien-
tation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee
County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a question/answer
forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth
Ave. For information, call the-Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting 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 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.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441
S.E., which is located next to next to the driver's license office. 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. For information, call (863)
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 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
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 at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Policing changes is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
July 30, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Port St.
Lucie Chief of Police John Skinner. The topic will be policing
changes in a rapidly growing city. For information, call Robert
Vege (772) 871-5032.
Habitat for Humanity plans meeting
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County will be holding
a public organizational meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 6:30
p.m. at the First United Methodist Church; 200 N'.W. Second St.
The meeting is to update everyone on our progress and to pre-
pare for the future. We need volunteers to help in the organiza-
tion and construction of new homes. Volunteers are needed for
the board of directors to provide leadership and direction to the
committees. The committees need people to help in fund rais-
ing, site selection, family selection, public relations, volunteer
coordination and construction. This is not an orientation meet-
ing for potential applicants. Those who wish to apply for a
Habitat house are welcome to volunteer to work on any of the
committees other than family selection. Contact the Habitat
office at (863) 357-1371 for information.
Rodeo Flag Team tryouts slated
Girls in grades nine-12 that are interested in being a member
of the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Rodeo Flag Drill Team can try-
out beginning Aug. 4 at the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Arena
U.S. 441 N., starting at 7 p.m. Riders must be experienced. For
information, call (863) 634-1888.
Red Cross offers CPR course
The American Red Cross is offering an adult CPR/AED,
infant/child CPR and first aid course at the Okeechobee Branch
on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The cost of this
course is $35. For information on how to sign up for this course
stop by the office at 323 N. Parrott Ave., or call (863) 763-2488.
Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis
and designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Health Center,
916 W.N. Park St., on Aug. 8 and Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-4320.
Church hosts Family Fun Day
The Okeechobee community is invited to a Family Fun Day
on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the
First United Methodist Church fellowship hall at 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. Sign ups and activities for children will begin at 10:30
a.m. The show will begin promptly at 11 a.m. After the show
there will be a lunch for everyone and a few door prizes for the
children who sign up. All children will receive a helium balloon
or small gift. Reverend Mabrey, a Methodist minister and illu-
sionist, will be performing.
Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative
Council is sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive for
Okeechobee's children in foster care.
These supplies will be given to the children in Okeechobee
during their annual foster care picnic just before school starts.
The children are in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored
pencils, crayons, highlighters, notebook paper, construction
paper, folders, binders, pencil boxes, lunch boxes, backpacks,
glue, scissors, rulers, erasers, index cards and calculators. For
information on becoming a foster parent, call the Hibiscus Fos-
ter Parent Training Program at (800) 403-9311. Supplies may be
taken to the Community Collaborative Council meetings during
April, May and July. The meetings will be held in room 303 of
the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second
Ave. For information on the school supply drive or the council's
meetings, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of
historical Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs
with a picture of the old High School for $6 each on sale at the
Chamber of Commerce. They also have a small booklet enti-
tled "Pictorial History of Okeechobee" which sells for $4.
The Okeechobee News, Sunday, July 24, 2005 AGRICULTURE
Farmers take leadership to next level
ORLANDO Young farmers
and ranchers (YF&R) from across
the state gathered at Walt Disney
World to share ideas on taking
leadership in the agricultural
industry to the next level at the
2005 Florida Farm Bureau Federa-
tion State Young Farmer and
The event opened with an
address by Mason Smoak, presi-
dent of the Young Farmers and
Ranchers leadership group.
Smoak stated that in its beginning
stages Farm Bureau leaders rec-
ognized the need to provide
opportunities for educational and
leadership development for
younger members. The YF&R
program gives Farm Bureau a
continuous source of strong lead-
ership for the agricultural indus-
try, an industry which is the back-
bone of the nation.
"As agriculturalists," Smoak
said, "we understand above all
the value of the American farmer
and the role of agriculture as it
relates to our nation's national
security, health, environment and
economy. American agriculture
provides U.S. consumers with the
safest, most affordable and abun-
dant food supply in the world. We
do have a great story to tell."
Speakers emphasized the
need to help the world recognize
the value of agriculture, from the
farm gate to the consumer plate.
Workshops included "Advocating
Agriculture" and "Better Profit
Through Better Management."
As a grassroots organization,
Farm Bureau has been highly suc-
cessful with a long list of accom-
plishments. In fact, Fortune maga-
zine continues to rank Farm
Bureau in the Top 20 of America's
most effective lobbying organiza-
Shawn Crocker, a member of.
the leadership group, said Farm
Bureau's success can be traced to
the exceptional leadership found
among its members. In order for
the organization to maintain this
heritage, Crocker said it is vital for
new leaders to be developed to
guide the organization in the
The event was held at the
Coronado Springs Resort at Walt
Disney World. Participants
enjoyed an evening at Pleasure
Island, billed by Disney as an
island of entertainment in an
oasis of fun. Before venturing on
their own, the group had dinner
at the Adventurer's Club, an audi-
ence-participation comedy club
set in 1937 filled with tall tales of
adventures by a cast of explorers.
The Young Farmer and Ranch-
er program promotes three con-
tests which are designed to recog-
nize leadership and involvement.
They are the Outstanding YF&R
Contest, the Excellence in Agricul-
ture Award and the Discussion
Meet. Winners are announced at
the FFBF annual meeting in Octo-
The Florida Farm Bureau YF&R
Leadership Group includes men
and women between the ages of
18-35. This is a dedicated group of
individuals who have committed
to a two-year program which
offers educational, professional
and leadership development. The
primary objective of the program
is to build a more effective organi-
zation, which will help to pre-
serve this nation's heritage of
freedom and expand opportuni-
ties in agriculture.
The Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration is the state's largest gener-
al-interest agricultural association
with more than 150,000 member-
families statewide. There are
Farm Bureaus representing 64
counties in Florida, where agricul-
ture comprises a stable, vital leg
of Florida's economy, rivaling the
tourism industry in economic
importance. Headquartered in
Gainesville, the Federation is an
independent, non-profit agricul-
tural organization and is not asso-
ciated with any arm of the govern-
ment. More information about
Florida Farm Bureau is available
on the organization's website,
Okeechobee Livestock Market Report
July 18 a
$54.50 Med #1
0-300 Small #1
Canadian Border talk could have
upset the market a lot more than
it did! Actually, prices were still
pretty strong this week. Feeders
were off a little early-on, but then
strengthened back up.
Overall feeders were probably $3
lower. Slaughter buyers took $3 to
$4 off of cows and bulls. When
we can still get $500 for a good
calf, we can't gripe much!
Expect things to still be strong for
the long term, Top calf price goes
to Latt Maxcy of Frostproof, with a
high of $2.25 and top cow price
goes to Doug Partin of Kenansville
with of $57.
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Agri-Civic center hosts horse show
The Miniature Horse Club of South Florida will be presenting their
Okeechobee show on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21, at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Both show
days begin at 10 a.m., with gates opening at 9 a.m. Tickets at the gate
will be $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and $1.50 for students. The Ameri-
can Miniature Horse Registry classes will be showcased on Saturday
and the American Miniature Horse Association classes will be high-
lighted on Sunday. Halter (conformation) Classes will be held in the
mornings and Performance (jumping, obstacle and driving) Classes
will be held in the afternoon. For Miniature Horse Show event infor-
mation, call (561) 798-6129, (863) 763-7724 or (772) 341-7610.
Back to school collections under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annual
school supplies drive for the needy children in our county. They will
be collecting items until Aug. 12. Let's work together on this project
and make sure. every child of school age has what they need to start
school this year. Also, if your child needs supplies, they can help.
Proof of eligibility is required to qualify. For information or to make a
donation, call the Mission at (863) 763-5725.
History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W. Sixth St., will be closed until Aug.
31. They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m. until 3
p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9, from 11:30 a.m.
until 3 p.m. It will then be open every Wednesday and Friday. Please
call ahead one day to reserve any specific equipment you may need.
For information during working hours call (863) 763-6510. During
hours the center is closed call (863) 467-5261, or (863) 357-7711.
Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting
applications for the 2005/06 school year. Children turning 3 on or
before Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at
Northside Headstart, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. For appointments call
Sheryl Heater at (863) 357-8677, or Antonia Nunez at (863) 357-2242.
Headstart opens as early as 7 a.m. Qualifying children may stay as
late as 5:30 p.m.
Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to,save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out
Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of
their Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure
fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Can-
dace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling
Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale sponsored
by Xi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is sched-
uled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Proceeds
from this.fundraiser are used throughout the year for community
projects. Past proceeds have been used to purchase canned goods
and blankets for the Sun Room, Avon Park Church Service Center,
scholarships and donations to the juvenile diabetes fund. Vendor
applications are now being accepted. Contact Linda Dalke, 1608
Booth Drive, in Sebring; or, call Lynn Cloud at (863) 382-4487 or
Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol unit
in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being recruited.
Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are
needed to administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets.
The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets
work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member, contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.
Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their playground that
was damaged during the hurricanes. For more information, call Grace
Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.
Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to invite
the community to participate in a project for Operation Freedom Iraqi.
The church will be sending care packages to 20 servicemen in the
Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our country have
requested items not only for themselves, but they also give items to the
Iraqi children while on patrol and visiting. We would like to invite the
community to help us with this project. For more information, contact
Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.
Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a few
fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Governor Jeb
Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or four years.
The council meets monthly to discuss programs and needs of the chil-
dren in the community. Once a year, agencies request funds through] a
grant process. Each council member "adopts" an agency or two as
their own and monitors the programs' services that they provide to our
children. Those interested in completing an application should contact
Cathleen Blair, executive director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255.
Bake sale funds youth facility
The Okeechobee Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St.,
will hold a bake sale that includes and encourages county-wide partici-
pation in ordering cakes, fudge, puddings, etc. Proceeds from the sale
will help finance the beginning of a new youth facility. Order forms
have been placed at different businesses so that the church can fill the
orders. For information, call (863) 763-7227 or (863) 763-4654. Orders
will be taken until the end of September.
Free 10 Commandments signs
The Living Word of Faith has 10 Commandment yard signs with
stands for anyone wishing to put them in their yards. For information
call Lee Minton at.(863) 357-3442, or John White at (863) 357-2975.
Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott Ave.,
is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church. The
temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone who needs food.
All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a boardmember of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.
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Lions, Tigers, Bears from the Open
By Daniel Shube
When it comes time for a
major championship, it's a jungle
out there! Lions (Daly), Tigers
(Woods) and Bears (Nicklaus)
were on the prowl at the Open
Championship at St. Andrews.
Just in case you missed any of the
television coverage, courtesy of
TNT, here are some' colorful
quotes that reveal the story!
Nicklaus on the amazing
response from the gallery after
playing his final holes at St.
Andrews: "Yeah as I was coming
down to the last couple holes and
all I could think was, 'I don't think
I want to make the cut.' I have
been given so many opportuni-
ties, and loved every minute of it,
and so I wanted to enjoy the
moment, and not do it again."
Announcer "Bobby Clampett
\vith a fond memory of J.a.ck Nick--
laus: "He loved kids. I can recall
one time in junior golf. I walked 18
holes with Jack and I asked him
every question in the book for five
hours and he politely, and seem-
ingly interested, answered every
Phil Mickelson on being.a part
of Nicklaus' final Open: "It's cer-
tainly special and something that
I'll tell my kids about. "(A special
moment for me was) playing the
practice rounds at Augusta with
Jack and watching the glimmer in
his eye when he would make a
crucial putt. It gave me the sense
of what it was like playing against
him when he was winning major
championships in the 60s, 70s and
early 80s. It's not so much one
particular story about him as
much as it is being able to see his
Bobby Clampett onr the
resilient play of Nicklaus: "He's
the best 'course manager' in the
history of the game. He can be
playing awful and figure out a way
(to get) a swing (or) a shot to use
that day and get it around and still
score. It's the likes of Tiger Woods.
Tiger's learned so much from
watching Jack over the years, but
it was Jack who set the standard."
Vijay Singh on Nicklaus'
farewell: "Pretty soon he's going
to have a sore hand from waving
all day. Nicklaus is a great man.
and it's sad that it's coming to an
by Daniel Shube
end, but what a fitting place. He's
a legend and someone we can
BBC Announcer Peter Alliss on
Tiger's under-his-breath com-
ments after a disappointing shot
off the 6th tee: "That's rule 17
page 87 (in the golfers hand-
book), never complain until the
ball stops rolling because you
never know what might happen, it
could go to a good spot. Then you
can say, 'I knew that, I was playing
it to be there.'"
Peter Alliss on Tom Watson:
"Everything about Tom is pretty
much the same as it was 30 years
ago. The swing looks the same,
the walk looks the same. He's got
a few little lines on his face, a little
Botox and nip and tuck might take
him back to 1975."
Nicklaus on his emotions dur-
ing the moment: "I'm going to
have a hard time talking about the
emotions walking up to the 18th
tee box. St. Andrews has always
been a special place to me, and,
I've always wanted to end my golf
Nicklaus on his final putt at St.
.Andrews to birdie, the 18th hole:
"The hole, took it in like a Pac
Nicklaus ornihis legacy: "I'm
not concerned with my golf lega-
cy. I'm more concerned with the
legacy that I leave with my family.
That's what's really important to
Bobby Clampett on Tiger
Woods' comments that he would
like to have played Jack Nicklaus
in his prime: "Of course he
(Woods) wanted to play him
(Nicklaus) in his prime, my God,
he has the best game of any player
in the history of the game.. .When
you put the caliber of game that
Tiger has; he has no weaknesses.
Nicklaus did have some weak-
nesses in his game."
Announcer Bill Kratzert on
Scotland's Colin Montgomerie:
"It's not like they expect him to
win a major championship any-
more. I don't even think Monty
expects himself to win a major
championship, even though he
thinks he's the best Scottish golfer
at this time. His expectations are a
lot lower and I think the pressure
Ernie Johnson on lan Poulter's
unique pants: "Known for always
making a statement of some kind,
he's got the Claret Jug (painted)
on one leg and the names of past
champions on the other... now
Peter Aliss on some of the play-
ers, including Vijay Singh and
Ernie Els, pre-tournament com-
plaints about the adjustments
made to the Old Course: "I think a
lot of them are cry babies and they
don't realize how fortunate they
are to be knocking around a ball
for a living and in some cases,
struggling along on a couple mil-
lion dollars a year."
Late addition to the tourna-
ment Sean O'Hair's recount of
getting his passport at the last
minute -in order to play in the
British Open: "I talked to (the
coordinators of the) John Deere
(tournament) and they had some
great people there who had some
great connections...they said
they'd get (a passport) for me and
they did. They called the White
House and they went through the
State Department and got me a
passport... It's a great experience
and I didn't want to miss it, so I'm
glad to be here."
Greg Norman, two-time Qpen
Champion, on his fondest memo-
ry with the Claret Jug: "One of the
great (memories) was the first
one. (Me) and a dear friend of
mine (the late golf photographer)
Lawrence Levy, and my family
went down on the 18th green
about 1 a.m. in the morning and
sat down in the middle of the 18th
green and started drinking cham-
pagne out of the Claret Jug. A
security guard came along with
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Office Manager, exp'd in con-
struction industry, Mail re-
sume to 3157 Hwy 441 N,
Okeechobee, FL 34972. No
Phone Calls, No Walk Ins.
PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED: Class B,
Hazemat & Tanker. Medical
Benifets, Retirement, Vaca-
tiori & Bonus Programs.
for professional office. Typ-
ing & computer skills a
must. Send your resume to
RO. Box 2430, Okeechobee,
I :1 j 4 :11 [-1 H iNI H 1u4l ti fi hki
needed for busy law firm. Must have a
minimum of 2 years legal experience.
Competitive salary & benefits.
Please fax resume to:
863-467-1968, Attn. M. Wade
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
S l 01 ri l lu=4,r-1rqI I
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
SOUTHERN GARDEN CITRUS
Seeks an individual with previous laboratory experience.
Minimum High School or GED required. Good computer and
math skills needed. Good pay, benefits and a 401K. Contract
HR Dept. @863.902.4133, fax 863.902.4315, or
.. QUALIFIED VPK TEACHERS
'. CDA or CDAE
._ 5 Hour Literacy Certificate
.- Competitive Pay Holiday Pay
'.-.- Part Time Available
i .. QUALIFIED VPK TEACHER AIDS
I' '._. *40 Hour Class
--. *. 5 Hour Literacy Certificate
CGall: Sharon or Angela
APPRENTICE TECHNICIAN OPENINGS
Grow with FPUA. Start in one of our excellent
1-yr. Apprenticeship Programs.
Great Career Opportunity!
EVERYONE NEEDS WATER!
Excellent benefits & retirement.
Come join TeamUA. $10.11/hr. to start.
HS diploma or GED & FL driver's license req'd.
Complete application on-line @
www.fpua.com or visit us @
FORT PIERCE UTILITIES AUTHORITY
500 Boston Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34948
Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc., a national leader
in helping at risk youth, is seeking:
for our residential programs in Ft. Pierce and
Okeechobee Florida. Apply online for immediate
consideration: www.eckerd.org or fax resume
and cover letterto R. Hibbler @ (727)442-5911.
Join us Thursday July 28th from 9AM-2PM at
800 NE 72 Circle North in Okeechobee off
Highway 441 North. Must have updated resume.
EOE. M/F/D/V. Minorities
encouraged to apply.
BENEFITS DAY ONE !!!
ECKERD YOUTH ALTERNATIVES
A leader in therapeutic educational
programs for youth at-risk, seeks a
Teacher for our facility in Okeechobee,
FL. BA Degree required. Must be eligible
for state teaching license. Two years
teaching experience preferred.
Experience in special education
preferred. Send resumes: Angie Leide,
EYA, 100 N. Starcrest Drive,
FAX: 727-442-5911; www.eckerd.org
Must be able to walk 5-6 miles daily & work in
inclement weather checking utility consumption
using hand held computer. Math knowledge,
HS diploma or GED & FL Driver's Lic. requ'd.
Complete application on line at
FORT PIERCE UTILITIES AUTHORITY
500 Boston Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34948
BRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION
The Seminole Tribe of Florida has openings
for the following positions. Competitive
salary and excellent benefits including Health,
Dental and 401K. MA/MS or MSW w/min.
2 yrs. exp. in mental health or social work,
LCSW, LMFT, LMHC or eligible. CAP (+).
Min. 2 yr. exp. w/Sub. abuse/mental health.
Flex hours req. Valid FL drivers lic. Fax resume
w/salary req. to (954)967-3477 or email
Southern Gardens Groves Supervisor
BS degree or 5 to 7 years experience in
agricultural production and management; at least
2 year supervisory experience; familiar with fertilizer,
irrigation, insecticide, and pest management
programs; computer skills; and must be.
willing to work grove schedule.
Prefer bilingual. Offer excellent benefits package
including health, life insurance, 401 -K, and bonus.
Contact HR Dept. Fax 863.902.4315,
or e-mail dmeltonc(southerngardens.com. EOE
Needed for large dairy.
Contact Ben at McArthur Farms, Inc.,
Maintenance Shop, 1550 N.E 208th St.,
OkeechoDee, FL 34972.863-763-7233.
Benefits include group health insurance,
profit sharing, and 401 (k).
Drug Free Workplace. E.O.E.
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN@ & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
Southern Gardens Groves seeks
Scouts and Facility Attendants
Scout will perform detailed citrus tree inspections, complete
reports, and operate motor vehicles. Facility Attendant will
handle grove traffic flow, assure canker compliance
procedures, assist visitors and complete logs. Both require
good verbal and written communication skills. Prefer
bilingual. Offer excellent benefits package including
health, life insurance, 401-K, and bonus.
Contact HR Dept. Fax 863.902.4315, or
e-mail dmelton()southernoardens.com. EOE
Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Loaders, Dump Trucks
Next Class: Aug. 1st
Associated Training Services
Thursday, July 28, 2005
8:30 am- 10:30 am
12:30 pm 2:30 pm
Earn $12.98 to start as TA;
experience working in
corrections or mental health
residential environment a
definite plus. Earn $13.98 to,
start as'Safety Officer; must
have at least two years prior
experience in law
enforcement, correctional or
institutional security position
12- hour shifts
3 day & 4 day workweeks
13613 S.E. Highway 70
Arcadia, FL 34266
For more information call
Carol Wertley at
For Busy Tire Store in Palm
City. Salary & Benefits.
Call David @ (772)287-1213
Must have transportation
Pipe Layers & Pipe Laborers
for local road construction.
(954)321-9336 fax 321-0621
EOE, M/F, DFWP
We are now accepting
applications for Fuel
person and night shift
position. Training will
be provided for
We offer good pay,
benefits and a
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified
applicants who are
hired will receive a
$200 sign-up bonus.
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 Fl. Turnpike
has the following
Fax resume to
or apply at
1100 N. Parrott Ave.
.When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
P/T Position avail. Computer
exp. a must & must be able
to work weekends.
Is currently taking applica-
tions for the position of
Preschool Teacher. CDA
and experience in Chris-
tian schools preferred, but
will consider training the
right candidate. Those
who are interested in this
part-time salaried position,
should apply at:
Peace Lutheran Church
750 NW 23rd Lane,
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
Build a career in the
;EXPLODING SENIOR MARKET
selling final expense life.
Our business is thriving as
thousands of seniors buy our
product every week. Easy
issue, lowest rates.
25-100 leads/wk. Successful
Sales background pref. No
insurance experience neces-
sary/full training provided.
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
License # CBC055264
Screen Ro.ns Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
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another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.
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to grow, so does HRMC-torever
improving to meet the future needs of our friends and neighbors. While
the challenges of our commitment may seem grand, so is the pride and
satisfaction we receive from helping so many. Then again, it's all in a
day's work at HRMC.
HRMC team members are rewarded for their contributions
with competitive compensation, exceptional benefits, a truly
collaborative environment, and the opportunity to make an impact
with an evolving healthcare leader. For priority consideration,
forward your resume to: HRMC, Attn: Human Resources, 3600
S. Highlands Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; fax: 863-385-0498;
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1 243
Tractor w/Loader for Hire
7 Call (863)763-4149
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock & Bob
Cat Work. Call
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipmeiit 545
Carpets.' Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys 9 Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR CONDITIONER, window
unit, very cold air, only $50.
600 NW 17th St., behind
FULL SIZE HIDE IN WALL
BED- good condition w/mat-
makes you a more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
' are more soeutefull
Large collection of old An-
tiques. $2500. will separate.
Lots of goodies, Must see.
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
SEWING MACHINE, Singer,
Treadle. Include original ac-
cessories. Excellent condi-
tion. $225. (863)467-8050
SINGER '1900- Commercial &
'Furrier Machine $500.
VANITY- 2 drawers & flip up
mirror with storage inside.
DISHWASHER- Maytag, great
working condition, looks
FREEZER.,used only 6 mos.
cr'l i lp i'100. 600 NW
IH.i. bernrid Rodeo Are-
REFRIGERATOR: 2 Door w/Ice
Maker & STOVE: 30" Elec-
tric. $275. for both, will sep.
REFRIGERATOR, Amana, '96
Side by Side w/ice & water in
door. Will deliver in Okeecho-
bee. $150 (863)357-3830
WASHER & DRYER, $100.
Works, good condition.
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
'Super Capacity, Asking
$225 for the pair.
WASHER/DRYER, & Micro-
. wave- Good condition. $125
WIND KIT- For a Sears shed.
Protects wind gust up to
Men's (1) Women's (1) 26"
Huffy's Brand New. $100.
for both will separate
FIBERGLASS STEPS, New.
For mobile home. 4 risors.
$250 or best offer.
INTERIOR DOOR, 36"
w/frame and hardware. $40.
PLYWOOD, 5 Ig. pcs., multiple
smaller pieces, $30 neg.
ROOF PANELS (8), Alumi-
num, used, 8 ft. long. $30
takes all. (863)763-3951
BABY SWING, Boy Baby
Bouncers, Etc. All for $150,
will sep. (863)763-2413
CAR SEAT; BOY BABY
CLOTHES 0-15mo., Lots of
toys, etc. $75 for all, will sep
863-357-7136 Aft 7pm
CLO-THES, infant seat,
swings, bouncer, rocker,
carseat w/carrier, porta crib
$225 will sep.
O0WNS (3) Formal, From Da-
vid's Bridal. New, never
worn. All size 20. $300 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2813
SCRUBS- 6-Shirts & 5-pair of
pants. Sizes small & Medi-
um. $60. (863)697-8319
WEDDING DRESS- Mary's In-
formal Collection, Ivory,
new, never worn, Euro size
18, $250 (863)675-2624.
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
HO TRAIN SET, 10, comp.
5x10, elaborate layout, Nas-
car theme; 100+ cars, $600
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num & wood. With redwood
finish. $10. (863)983-1848
SPORTS CARDS, Large Col-
lection, 1700+ Cards. $1500
or best offer. (863)610-1082
GATEWAY COMPUTER with
printer, $250/neg. Call
AMAZONS 2, 2 yr old, Orange
Winged. Need TLC $600. for
- the pair or will sep.
863-634-2842 or 634-1987
BEDROOM SET 5pcs, full
size bed w/mattress $300
BEDROOM SET, Full or Queen
(Adjustable) .w/Lg. chest, dbl.
dresser w/dbl. mirrors, nigot
stand. $1500 (863)824-8703
CHAIRS (2.) Wing Back,
Matching. Beautiful. Deep rust
color. Exc. condition. $130 for
both, will sep. (863)467-8050
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Match-
ing set. Multi Colored. $150
CRIBS, (2), like new, w/mir-
rors & plexi glass, light
wood, $100 neg. will sell
sep. (863)467-9908 /
DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid
wood with 2 leafs, 6 High
back chairs. Very nice $700.
(863)634-9842 Okee area
DR table tinted mirror glass
w/center leaf $50
DRESSER- Good. condition.
$30. (863)634-9626 Call
FUTON W/TWIN BUNK on top,
full size, wood frame & bed-
ding, $250. (863)357-2988
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD,
King Size, Mountain style,
solid pine, $300.
KITCHEN TABLE with 6
chairs, $200.. Call
MATTRESS & BOX SPRING,
king size, $325.
Oak finish, roll around, w/
doors & sliding drawer. $45
SOFA BED & 2) Swivel Reclin-
ers. Matching. Exc. cond.
$600 or best offer. Located
TABLE- Dark Oak, veneer top,
with 4 chair, leaf, Very stur-
dy. $75. or best offer.
TABLE, Palm Tree Design.
Round, Wrought Iron. Includes
2 matching chairs. $100.
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter. Asking $400 neg.
TV CABINET, Oak. Also holds
VCR or DVD Player. $100..
WATERBED- King size, Every-
thing included. No head-
board. Great condition;
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO GOLF CART 1984,
Complete rebuilt engine &
clutches, Clean. Good cond.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
GOLF CLUBS, Callaway
Woods, Ladies, Right hand,
SDriver, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7: $350
for, will sep. 863)467-1910
LADIES GOLF CLUBS- left
.handed, woods, 1,3,5 & 7,
Irons 4 thru wedge, graphite
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
BOWFLEX, '05, Sports Model,
never been used, selling due
to illness, $1000 neg.
WEIGHTS & BENCH- 410 Ibs,
w/ extras, $175 or best of-
CHAISE LOUNGE Large,
$250 firm for 2. Call
HANDICAP TOILET, porijure,
brand new, never been used,
WALKER, Deluxe: 4 Wheel
,w/seat & basket. $75
WALKER, Senior Citizen,
brand new, $30.
CB BASE STATION Realistic,
Navaho TRC-434, like new
in box, $50. Call
File Cabinet, metal, 4 drawer,
like new condition, $50.
LIFT CHAIR Electric, in very
good cond. $350
DRUM SET, $80
Elec. Guitar, Harmony, stand,
tuner, carry case & 2 Har-
mony amps w/chord, never
used, $350. (863)673-2465
PIANO- Remington, needs
tuning & key pads. $695.
PIANO, Upright. Must sell.
$600 or best offer.
OFFICE SAFE- Shaw Walker,
2'x2'x4 1/2' $795.
ALBINO COCKATIEL'S- (2)
hand fed, with cage, $75.
IALPACKA- $500 ortrade ,'
ANIMAL CAGE, Small, 2x2
squared. Shelf, Ramp. Ex-
cellent condition. $35.
AQUARIUMS, (2), 10 & 30
gallon, lights, filters, breed-
ers, heaters, thermometers,
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIG
BABY SUGAR GLIDER- In-
cludes large cage $300.
CHOCOLATE LAB- 1 yr old fe-
male. Greats kid. $200. or
FISH TANKS (25) 2/, 5's &
10's. Including Accessories.
L LLAMA -$500 ortrade
Looking to buy small breed
puppies, will purchase
whole litter. Please call
MINIATURE POODLE 8 wks
old, male, silver color, thor-
oughbred but NO papers,
$400. Call 863-763-4989.
less I I
RABBITS (2) Medium Size.
Huge cage & feed included.
Free to good home only.
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
HOT TUB, Command, works
good, 5 people, $1000 or
best offer. (863)647-0959
POOL- 4ft, ladder and all ac-
cessories, like new, $150 or
best offer. (863)824-8749.
PUMP & FILTER SYSTEM, for
above ground pool, $125'or
be r loner i .,19 -46.. 4 -
SONY STEREO SYSTEM- RCA
5 Disk, CD Changer. 2 Tower
& 2 small speakers Good
cond $400 neg 863-634-6737
STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg.
Sony, 100 country cassettes
CB RADIO- Uniden brand,
missing microphone, $20.
OUTSIDE TV ANTENNA Com-
plete w/mast & rotor. Good
shape. $100 or best offer.
TELEVISION- 19", Sanyo, re-
mote, antenna, good picture,
TV Floor Model, 27" Walnut
grain, $75. (863)357-8788
2400 PSI, 51/ h/p, Honda
Engine $300 (863)763-3599
WELDER, Electric, Miller, Blue
Star 2E. & Small electric air
compressor on 2 wheel trail-
er. $1500 (863)675-8074
AIR HOCKEY TABLE: Large,
Arcade Style. $200 or best
FOOS BALL TABLE, $75.
X BOX- With 4 games, 1 Con-
troller, 3 mo old. $175.
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
419 W.S. Park
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
AQHA STALLION- 16.1 hands,
by Hint of Conclusive, Great
Sire, Very gentle. Must sell
$5000. firm (561)795-9657
Must have a dependable
car and provide excellent
The Okeechobee News has immediate
opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.
Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:
SO CALL TODAY!
BUCK SKIN APPALOOSA
Gelding, Great personality.
Experienced rider. $1800 or
best offer. (863)357-3325
HORSES, 12 yr. old, Appaloo-
sa Mare. Good w/kids. May
be in foal. Good 4-H project.
LIVESTOCK TRAILER 22',
metal top & siding, $1500 or
best offer. Call
(561) 236-8708 anytime.
PAINT GELDING, 2 years old.
Approx. 14 hands. Not
broke. $400 (954)520-6707
PALOMINO- Registered Mini
Stud. $500. (863)697-6713
QUARTER HORSE GELDING,
12 yrs. old. Needs experi-
enced rider- .,$1000-.
Quarter Horse Mare, 8 yrs.
old & Quarter Horse Gelding, 3
yrs. old. $3000 for both, will
Garden Tractor, buy 1 get 2
free, 11hp Murray, good
cond., needs battery, $100.
JOHN DEERE GATOR, $1000
Toro Z Master, 10mph, Echo
Weedeater & Blower w/
LAWN MOWER PARTS, Snap-
per, Murray, MTD, Briggs &
Stratton. All new. $300.
MOWER- Scott, Auto, 25HP
Kohler. Needs transmission.
$800. or best offer.
PRESSURE WASHER, 2500
psi's whose &wand. $250.
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202 / 261-4999
Riding Lawn Mower, Snap-
per, $200. (863)634-2582
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 12HRP,
36" cut, good condition,
runs great, $500.
Snapper, 18hp vanguard, j-
stick steering, 2yrs, warran-
ty, 0-radios, used 1 season,
new set of blades, New
$4,500. Asking $3,000.
Ideal for horses & livestock
$500 (561)236-8708 anytime
SADDLE, Barrel Style & Tack,
reins, bits, blankets, etc. $350
Business Places 910
Farm Property .
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
TOWNHOUSE 2BR/2BA, 2
story. Building is 1 year old,
$850 mo. 863-357-4140
tors, fish finder, anchors,
swivel seats, $2000
Big 0 Airboat hull, 13' seat
stand & cage, exc. shape,
less than 1 yr. old, $2000
neg. Call Heath
Carolina Skiff, '05, 21', DLX,
trir, 90hp Yamaha, biminy
top, great white trolling mo-
tor, live well, misc. equip-
ment, exc. cond., $8,995.
EBBTIDE BASS BOAT 1983,
16' 6" w/115 hp. Evinrude &
Trolling Motor. $1800 or best
JON BOAT- New Wide Lund
14ft, with trailer, $1500 or
best offer. (863)467-8161.
JEEP '91- parts only, was run-
ning, $500 or best offer.
PONTIAC GRAND AM'89
For parts, no title $250
RIMS & TIRES- 4 AKUZA 20"
good condition $800 or best
offer (863)763-3349 Ask for
TIRES (4) 235/75/R15, Fits
most SUV or P/U Trucks, Day-
ton all terrain, good cond.
$40. (302)222-2592 Jim.
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt, Tur-
bo, 200R4, w/GM converter,
$200 or best offer.
WHEELS & NEW TIRES, 20"
Chrome, Fits any 6 lug pat-
tern 2003 & up. $1400 or
best offer. (863)227-0263
FISH PROCESSING PLANT
Turn Key, License Available.
$900 mo. + sec. dep. & ref.
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., Pool
Kings Bay $935. mo +
$1300 Sec. Dep., Ameri-Prty
Okeechobee, 2BR/1BA within
city limits, professional of-
fice, $750 mo., 1st, last &
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10-10
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
Laundromat, a/c, exc. equip-
ment, good lease space,
very good gross, located on
441 SE, priced to sell at
IMMEDIATE DEBT RELIEF
We will buy your house or
take over payments. Please
call cell # (561)301-5055
Indian Hammock, 3/2, dbl.
crpt. w/1/1 guest house, 2.7
acres, private, quiet, stables
& riding trails, airstrip, sep-
arate hunting area, other
KINGS BAY: 5265 S.E. 43rd
St. 2 BR, 2 BA., 1 Car garage,
FL Rm., Tile Firs. Solid Con-
struction. City Water/Sewer.
Fresh paint. Community Pool.
LARKEE LAKES- 2br, 2ba,
well kept home on :jrijl
Won't last at oniv $ 121.00
MUST SEE l! Openr HOu:e
July 24th, (561 2361lii0
SALE BY OWNER- $179.000
Great Locat:,:,rri--rf 21T
fenced b3ck vard ijjrja, ,
new ,Cjrp[l,. _Iriodlied
kitchen, W/D,; eWror Carr
for Appt. (863 82-4-u800 EJO
Okeechobee 5'. Acres.
2 Buildable Lots. Cleared.
Well & Electric. $350,000.
OKECHOBEE- 1.25 acres in
the Vikings. High & dry, near
46K acre State Preserve.
Buy now, prices are going up!!
HOYT C MURPHY, INC.
3/2 Open House Sunday
lp-4p 302 SW 15th St. Call
Natalie Ochse 772-370-8675
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
In MHP in Town: 2 BR, 1 BA,
Near shopping. New roof &
new tile. $12,000 or best of-
Mobile Home, Singlewide,
'93 12x64, 3BR/1BA, must
be moved, asking $2800.
Jet Skie 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/
trlr, 2 motors, 2 trolling mo-
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, O/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
SEA-NYMPH- '84, 17" Alumi-
num, Runs good. Boat, Mo-
tor & Trailer. $700 or best
SPORTSMAN BOAT- '89, 18'
10" Alum. Has '95 motor
120 force w/trailer $4000.
Call Don 863-634-5244
COACHMAN 1997, 5th Wheel,
25 Ft. w/slide out. Garaged,
No pets, No smoking. Very
clean! $9500 (863)357-1714
Itasca Winnebago, '84, 27/2
ft., sleeps up to 8, new gen-
erator, runs good, $6300.
MOTORHOME- '1990, Kountry
Star, Class C, 30', new tires
enerator batteries. 49K,
RV'S (2) one w/ screened in
porch. For rent or for sale.
For more information call
WILDERNESS, 32', like new,
a/c, heat,sleeps 6, storage,
$9000 or best offer.
TRAILER, Mastercraft '01, fits
boats, 190, 197 & 209, & 20-
21' Long. New cond. $2000
HONDA 350 CLASSIC, '73,
good condition, $600 or
best offer. (772)418-5671
MINI CHOPPER New, only
rode twice. $475
SCOOTER- '04,50cc, 4 cycle,
GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
GO CART, 2 seater, 5hp
Briggs & Stratton mtr, roll
cage & pads, $250 or best
offer. (863)675-2236 yvmsg
YAMAHA PW80- '95, Dirt Bike
runs good, $350.
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 404-5
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Catfish Boat, 21' long, 70hp
Tohatsu, new trir, good
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron.
Chevy Corvette, '85, strong
running, good looking, nice
(863)357-4595 ask for'Ron
FORD MUSTANG 1989 Con-
vertible: Needs work. $1200
or best offer.
KAR KADDY- Tow dolly, steer-
ing chassis, surge brakes,
used very little $1250.
MERCURY-' 89, Grand
marque Nice cond. Very de-
pendable. Tan w/white top.
$2200. neg 863-675-3726
OLDS CUTLASS CIERA, '84-
80,870 miles, Reliable. A/C
compressor bad, $500 neg.
OLDSMOBILE, '97- 4dr, 54AK
miles, all power, like new,
PONTIAC GRAND AM. '00-
$8000, some warranty left,
PONTIAC GRAND AM '95
Needs some engine work,
has four new tires & a/c.
VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec-
tors, runs great, nds re-
stored, $1800 or best offer
(863)675-6214 after 6pm
FORD EXPLORER 91, Needs
trans. $500. (863)634-0305
CAMPER SHELL, for full size
Dodge pickup, 61/n ft. bed,
$400 or best offer.
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Nev-
er ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
WHEELS & TIRES (4) 20",
chrome, w/285/50 Good-
year Eagle tires, $800 neg.
CHEVY- '1955, Original en-
ine, rough but restorable.
800. or best offer
CHEVY- '89, V8, Runs excel-
lent condition. $1400.
CHEVY S-10 '94 Club Cab.
A/C, Auto, Stereo, C/C.
$3299 cash or finance
w/$1200 down. $60/wkly.
CHEVY S10 PICK UP 1995, 2
wd., 5 spd., 4 cyl. New tires
& engine! $1995 or best of-
FORD F250, '95- 6 cyl, AC, 2
fuel tanks, camper top,
$2300 or best offer
FORD F350 1984, Dually flat-
bed. $1000 or best offer.
FORD Ranger, '98 Club Cab.
Flare side. ac/auto/new
trans. $6299 or can finance
$1800 dwn. 60/wkly.
.(954)587-2644 or 260-1933
FORD XLT F-250 '93, V-8, au-
to, a/c, pwr window, p/s, tilt,
cc, tool box, 126K mi.
MAZDA B2000, '87- w/cap,
good A/C, runs good, 98K
miles. Asking $1800
TOYOTA PU, '88- 4 speed, 4
cylinder, alot of new parts,
Needs work w/carb. $900.
Trailer for Sale: 2005 Hawk-
line Lowboy Gooseneck, 18'
Deck, tandem axle, elec.
brakes, 7000# capacity.
Call Tom at All Coast Tractor
Chevy Gladiator G20 Van,
'93, w/new trans., 50k mi.
on rebuilt 350, runs great,
FORD HI-TOP CONV VAN,
'88- full power, runs good,
AC not working, 2nd owner,
P u bi c N o t i c e 5.. 0. 5 <
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
A public auction will be held at BMJ
Towing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest
2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida
34974 on the 5th day of August 2005
at 10:00 A.M./11:00 A.M. Pursuantto
Forida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1993 Blue Plymouth Voyager
1992 Red Jimmy GMC
1989 White Chevrolet G20
1989 White Dodge Colt
1986 Tan NIssan Stanza
1990 Red NissanSentra
1996 Blue/Silver Mercury Villager
1995 Red Oldsmobile Achieva
1992 Gray iOldsmobile Achleva
1989 White Uncoln Mark VII
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All ales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said auto-
mobiles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
72056 ON 07/24/2005
service to our customers
IN e W everyday.
Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.
Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233
14 The Okeechobee News, Sunday, July 24, 2005
i lit nik ta r lhnd, fa r ir ful tiri At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, July 22,
through Thursday, July 28, are as
Theatre I "Bad News Bears"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day 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 p.m.
Theatre II "Fantastic Four"
(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, Wednesda3
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 5
Theatre III "Charlie and th(
Chocolate Factory" (PG) Show
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and c
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues
day, Wednesday and Thursday a
2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil
dren 12 and under are $4; senio)
citizens are $4 for all movies; and
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763
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Head Start Project
Okeechobee I Center located
at 726 N.E. 16th Ave. is currently
accepting applications for
migrant children and children
with disabilities in our Head Start
Program. Our belief is that all chil-
dren can benefit from receiving
educational, Health and Social
Services which our program
offers. We serve children 6 weeks
to 5 years. To qualify the family
must have migrated in the past 24
months worked in agriculture and
primary income must come from
agriculture. We encourage fami-
lies of children with disabilities to
apply. For information, call (863)
467-0702 and ask for Sylvia, Ella,
El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave.
esta aceptando aplicacions para
ninos de families migrants y
ninos incapacidados. En nustro
program nostros creemos que
los ninos se benefician en cuando
reciven services de education,
salud y services socials que nus-
tro program ofrece. Servimos
ninos de 6 semans a 5 anos. Para
cualificar la familiar deve de ver
salido del condado 0 estado en
los ulitimo 24 mess y trabajado en
agriculture. Con el ingreso de la
familiar de trabajo de agriculture.
Animamos que las families con
ninos incapacidados aplican. Para
mas information por favor de Ila-
mar al (863)467-0702 Y ablar con
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would
like to teach others? Do you
belong to a civic organization or
religious organization and would
like to spread the word? If you
answered yes to any, of these
questions, please contact Tom
Jones or Karin Aldridge at Okee-
chobee Redirection Center, (863)
357-5905. We are looking for vol-
unteers to work a few hours a
month with committed youth.
, Need help paying for quality
for mediation program
If you have time on your hands
and want to work within the court
system try the mediation pro-
gram. The Nineteenth Judicial Cir-
cuit mediation program is looking
for volunteers that would like to
become a mediator for the courts.
All mediators are court appoint-
ed, trained and certified by the
Supreme Court of Florida. If you
would be interested in volunteer-
ing and want more information
on the program, call Andrea
Bemenderfer at (561) 871-5305.
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items, and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby.
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice'
at (863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards program.
The property does not have to be
for sale and is open to residential
and commercial property
throughout the county. For infor-
mation or to obtain entry forms,
contact Dale Ann Watford, secre-
tary of the Board at (863) 634-
7311 or (863) 763-8222.
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W 30th Ter-
race, is seeking paper towels, old
large towels, blankets, old ken-
nels, a push lawnmower, garden-
ing utensils and laundry deter-
gent. Anyone wishing to donate
any of the above items is asked to
call. (863) 763-4630.
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
400 40 rm 4
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Lucie County takes in all unwant-
ed horses..If you can't keep them,
donate them by calling (772) 467-
0400. For information, ask for
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Kids in Distress
In Florida'200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your opera-
tional car, boat, truck or other
vehicle to Kids In Distress by call-
ing (954) 390-7620. Kids In Dis-
tress is a community-supported
agency dedicated to the care,
treatment and prevention of child
abuse and neglect. They have
locations in Broward and Palm
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