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Vol. 98 No. 153

Saturday, June 2, 2007

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New watering
limits in effect
The Okeechobee area is
now under Phase III water
Lawn watering is now limit-
ed to one day a week from 4
until 8 a.m. and 5 until 7 p.m.
for lowvolume hand watering.
Addresses with odd num-
bers are permitted to water on
Saturday and addresses with
even numbers are permitted to
irrigate on Sundays.
More information is avail-
able by calling (800) 250-4200;
or, by going to the South Florida
Water Management website at
Navigation lock
on river closed
The S-65E navigation lock
on the Kissimmee River will be
closed to navigation due to low
water levels.
This South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
lock will remain closed until
water levels have returned to
safe operating levels.
Low water levels inside the
lock chamber have caused the
concrete sill at the entrance and
the manatee protection device
installed in the bottom of the
lock chamber to become a nav-
igation hazard. Also, the lake-
ward approach to the naviga-
tion lock has become shallow
enough that boaters may have
difficulty navigating safely.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (800) 250-4200 or
(863) 462-5260.
SFWMD web site
offers water info
Due to the extreme water
shortage situation in South
Florida, water restrictions have
been placed throughout the
region based on impact to the
resource and they vary from
one area to the next.

Drought Index
Current: 607
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban:

Lake levels

8.94 feet

Lake level
LastYear: '
12.67 feet ,
South Florida
Water Manage-
ment District.
Depth given in feet above sea


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OHS Class of 2007: One journey ends, an

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Members of six different Garcia families gathered prior to their graduation from Okee-
chobee High School Thursday evening at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center.
They were (in no particular order) Uriel Garcia, Tiffani Garcia, Martin Garcia, Luis Gar-
cia, Kaylen Garcia and Annette Garcia. There were 334 students that graduated.

Members of the Okeechobee High School 2007 graduating class waited for the proces-
sion to begin Thursday night at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. They were
(left to right) Kelci Breaux, John Breslin, Brett Bridges, and Amanda Brown.

07-08 CWCD

plan proposes

large increase

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The proposed 2007-08
budget for Coquina Water
Control District is a hefty
increase over the current budg-
Coquina's current budget is
$459,020. The proposed budg-
et jumps to $763,895. Of that
total, $593,072 the largest
single budget item is ear-
marked to be used for one-fifth
of Coquina's-five year water
control plan. This money is to
be used for design implemen-
tation, construction, adminis-
trative costs, engineering and
fees and contingencies in con-
nection with the water control

The estimated total cost of
the five-year program is
In addition to administrative
costs, the proposed operating
budget contains $52,000 for
contract mowing, $25,000 for
engineering and $68,000 for
To finance this increased
budget, the board of supervi-
sors has tentatively increased
the tax rate from $37.64 per
acre to $62.64 per acre.
A public meeting has been
scheduled for Aug. I to hear
public input before the budget
and tax rate are adopted.
See Budget Page 2


top storm

supply list

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Since the hurricanes of 2004
and 2005, we have learned how
much we depend on electricity
in-our daily lives. Without elec-
tricity we quickly learned first
hand what it was like to live in
Florida prior to Edison inventing
the light bulb. Oil lamps, candles
and flashlights were worth their
weight in gold.
Unless you were lucky
enough to have a gas stove,

cooking had to be done on a
grill. It's amazing what can be
cooked on a gas or charcoal grill.
Those of us living in the coun-
try were quickly reminded that
without power our well pumps
were worthless. So we bathed in
our swimming pools, ponds and
even ditches. There were people
cleaning up in the flooded park-
ing lot of North Lake Plaza.
In true pioneer fashion, we
lugged 5-gallon buckets of water
See Generators Page 2

Pool mandates

to be enforced

By ChaunaAguilar
Okeechobee News
With drought conditions and
the weather warming up, a dip in
the pool is the perfect way to keep
cool for the long, hot months to
While the pool is a time for fun
and games where families can
enjoy each other's company
while getting away from the heat
and the hustle and bustle of every-
day life, pools can also kill.
According to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), in 2004 there were 3,308
unintentional drownings in the
U.S., which averages to nine peo-
ple per day. That figure doesn't
even include the 6761 fatalities
from drowning and other causes
due to boat-related incidents.
Approximately two-thirds of

these drownings occurred in a
swimming pool. For every child
14 years old and younger who
. died from drowning in 2004, five
more children received emer-
gency care for non-fatal submer-
sion injuries.
These non-fatal submersion
injuries can cause brain damage
resulting in long-term disabilities
ranging from memory problems
and. learning disabilities to the
permanent loss of basic function-
Local code enforcement offi-
cers will be enforcing the Resi-
.dential Swimming Pool Safety Act
which requires above-the-ground
pools to have a barrier.
The City of Okeechobee Fire
Department Chief Herb Smith
and Code Enforcement Officer
See Pools Page 2

This in-ground pool is utilizing a safety barrier in order to help prevent tragedies from occur-
ring at their home pool.


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This is what Canal E in Viking looks like from the Three Mile
Grade Bridge. Work on the canal has not yet reached this
section. Canal E is being narrowed from 80 feet to 40 feet
and deepened from 2 feet to either 6 or feet.


Continued From Page 1
Part of the water control plan
deals with deepening and widen-
ing canals. Coquina has 80-foot


Continued From Page 1
into our bathrooms to flush the toi-
We became experts on how
long a bag of ice could keep food
cold. Even more importantly, we
became our grandparents wait-
ing in long lines for food, water and
ice like they did during the Great
Having been through all of this,
many residents of Okeechobee
decided that "enough is enough."
What we endured in the past has
educated us as to what we need to
have to be truly prepared for the
upcoming hurricane season.
Other than packing up and get-
ting out of the path of an upcoming
hurricane, the consensus of opin-
- ion in Okeechobee is that one of
the most important items on a hur-
ricane preparedness list is a genera-
With generators so high on
everyone's list, now is the time to
purchase one if you haven't already
done so. The supply of generators
for sale in Okeechobee is currently
high. They are for sale in most local
stores. If you do purchase a new
unit, do not leave it in its box until
needed. Take it out of its box and
familiarize yourself with the unit.
Test it to make sure it works.
Follow the instructions in the
manual that came with the unit. If
you cannot get the generator to
operate properly, now is the time to
have it serviced. You will not be
able to have it worked on right
before an impending storm.
Local stores are already stocked
with hurricane supplies.
With all the generators being
purchased, it is extremely impor-
tant to use caution when operating
them. Generators can create haz-
ards for homeowners and electric
utility workers. Make sure to always
read and follow the manufacturer's

easements for its approximately
25 miles of canals. However, the
canals were originally dug 80-feet
wide, leaving no room for main-
tenance access. The water con-
trol plan calls for these canals to
be narrowed to 40 feet, leaving 20

safety and operating instructions.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless,
odorless and tasteless poison gas. It
is a component of the exhaust from
a generator's engine. This gas is
deadly. Never run your generator
inside your home or garage. Only
run the generator outdoors in a
well-ventilated, dry area away from
the air intakes to your home.
Plug your individual appliances
into the generator using a heavy
duty, outdoor rated extension cord
with a wire gauge adequate for the
appliance load. Do not operate
more appliances and equipment
than the output rating of the gener-
ator; to do so will overload and
damage the generator and could
cause a fire.
If your generator is connected to
the house wiring, the home must
have a transfer switch installed by a
licensed electrician. A transfer
switch connects your house to the
generator and disconnects it from
the utility power. This will prevent
back feeding, which energizes the
electrical circuits outside your
Back feedirig usually occurs
when a generator is connected
directly to the electric panel or cir-
cuit in the home. Feeding power
back into the utility system during
an outage will energize the trans-
former serving the house and
could pose a serious problem to
crews working to restore power in
the area.
Use the following guide as a
rule of thumb when purchasing a
*A 1,000 watt recreational gen-
erator is for boating, camping and
limited outdoor use.
*A 5,500 watt generator will run
limited lighting, radio, television,
refrigerator, sump pump and
microwave up to the capacity of
the unit.
*A 7,500 watt generator will run
limited lighting, radio, television,
refrigerator, sump pump,
microwave and other various low

Work has been completed on this section of Canal E seen.
from the One Mile Grade Bridge. The canal is being nar-
rowed from 80 feet to 40 feet and deepened from 2 feet to as
much as 8 feet.

feet on either side for mainte-
nance access. They are also being
deepened from 2 feet to either 6
or 8 feet to provide for better
drainage and water control.
The five north-south canals
maintained by Coquina are desig-

watt electrical devices up to the
capacity of the unit.
A 12,500 watt generator will
run limited lighting, radio, televi-
sion, refrigerator, sump pump,
microwave and other various low
watt electrical devices up to the
capacity of the unit.
In case you are not sure about
how much wattage you use; the
following guide has some of the
more common household electri-
cal appliances and their wattage.
The RW is the running wattage or
amount of wattage required to run
the appliance, and the SW is the
starting wattage, or the amount of
wattage required to start the appli-
Dishwasher: Cool dry (RW)
700, (SW) 1,400. Dishwasher: Hot
dry- (RW) 1,450, (SW) 1,400; Cof-
fee maker (RW) 1,750; Electric fry
pan (RW) 1,300; Refrigerator or
Freezer (RW) 700, (SW) 2,200;
Clothes dryer (gas) (RW) 700,
(SW) 1,800; Clothes dryer (elec-
tric) (RW) 5,750, (SW) 1,800. Auto-
matic Washer (RW) 1,150, (SW)
2,300; Electric'range (6-inch ele-
ment) (RW) 1,500; Electric range
(8-inch element) (RW) 1,200;
Lights- as indicated on the individ-
ual bulb. Radio (RW) 50 to 200;
Well pump (1/3 hp) (RW) 750,
(SW) 1,400; Well pump (1/2 hp) -
(RW) 1,400; (SW) 2,100. Color tele-
vision (RW) 300; Vacuum cleaner
- (RW) 800; Air conditioners -
10,000 but .(RW) 1,500, (SW)
2,200; Air conditioners 20,000 btu
(RW) 2,500, (SW) 3,300; Air condi-
tioners 24,000 btu (RW) 3,800,
(SW) 4,950; Air conditioners -
32,000 btu (RW) 5,000, (SW)
6,500; Air conditioners -40,000 btu

nated from west to east by the let-
ters of the alphabet.
Construction work is well
under way on the easternmost
canal, Canal E. Three miles of that
canal project have been complet-
ed leaving about 1.5 miles to go.

(RW) 6,000, (SW) 7,800.
Always check the amount of
wattage the appliance requires
before plugging it into a generator.
If the box or paperwork of the
appliance does not list the wattage,
the formula to figure wattage is:
amps x volts = watts.
As you can see, it is important to
choose the size of generator that is
right for you. It is also important to
only use those appliances that are
absolutely necessary for your basic
Generators are not meant to
totally take the place of the electric
company. They are meant to pro-
vide temporary basic electricity to
your home until power can be
Finally, don't forget that genera-
tors run on gasoline. Make sure that
you have enough gasoline to keep
the generator running for an
extended period of time. The
largest generator you can purchase
will do you no good without fuel to
run it. Read the instructions for
your generator to ascertain how
long the generator will run on a 5-
gallon can of gas.
Keep in mind, that if the power
is out in town, the gas stations can-
not pump gasoline. So, have
enough on hand to last several
days. Keep those gas cans in a dry,
well-ventilated place easily accessi-
ble after the storm passes.
Also, check to make sure that
the extension cords you use with
the generator are easily located and
in good repair.
Generators are definitely con-
venient and useful. Just remember
to use common sense and read the
directions before using them.

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
This above-the-ground pool is following safety guidelines by
having a fence at least 4-feet tall surrounding the pool. Due
to the fence, a cover is not required.


Continued From Page 1
Herb Smith said if the walls of the
pool are at least 4 feet high, the bar-
rier requirement is fulfilled.
If the pool walls are less than
that, the pool must be in a fenced-
in area where the fence is at least 4
feet in height. A cover can also
serve as a barrier, but it must be
designed for that purpose.
All in-ground pools must also be
surrounded by a fence.
According to Chief Smith, the
best way to prevent unsupervised
children from climbing into above-
ground pools is for the owners to
remove the ladder when the pool is
not in use. Any other way of secur-
ing the ladder must meet the
approval of the code enforcement

In the event that these require-
ments are not followed, a code
enforcement officer can find the
homeowner in violation. The
homeowner would have to come
into compliance or appear before
the City Code Enforcement Board,
who may impose a fine.
These rules to not apply to pools
such as kiddie pools that are less
than 24 inches deep, even though it
does not take a large amount of
water for a child to drown. A fatal
drowning can occur in even a few
inches of liquid, in a bathtub or
even a bucket.
For more information on the
Residential Swimming Pool Safety
Act, visit
Postyouropinions in the Public
Issues Forum atwww.newszap.corn.
Reporter ChaunaAguiar may be reached


Disaster preparation workshop scheduled
OKEECHOBEE FHREDI (Florida's Heartland REDI, Inc.) is
inviting area business owners to attend a Disaster Preparedness
Workshop on Wednesday, June 6, at the South Florida Water Man-
agement Okeechobee Service Center, 2005 N. Parrott Ave., Suite
201, in the Bank of America Building.
The workshop is facilitated by Florida Atlantic Small Business
Development Center.
Using lessons learned from Hurricane Frances in 2004, this is
expected to be an informative workshop. The workshop begins at
noon and lunch is provided.
For information on the Disaster Preparedness Workshop and
how individuals, groups and businesses can be involved contact
FHREDI Executive Director Lynn Topel at (863) 385-4900; or, by e-
mail at
Golf clinic for youngsters slated
OKEECHOBEE Waldau's Junior Golf 2007 Golf Clinic will be
held June 18-22 at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, 405 N. E.
131st Lane, for boys and girls between the ages of 8-13.
Clinic hours will be from 8 a.m. until noon each day, and instruc-
tion will be given by a certified PGA golf instructor.
The fee is $125 for the week. Pre-registration with payment is
For information, call (863) 763-6228 or (863) 467-7300.
Be a hero, help the Red Cross
OKEECHOBEE Heroes for the American Red Cross is a grass-
roots campaign in which local business people, school groups,
church groups, civic clubs and individuals pledge to raise $1,000
through any legal means they choose for the local Red Cross chap-
This year, the Okeechobee County Branch has set a goal on rais-
ing $25,000 during the campaign which runs through the end of
June. The funds will be used to support Red Cross services in Okee-
chobee County such as disaster relief, assistance for fire victims,
emergency military communications, first aid, CPR training and dis-
aster preparedness for the community.
If you would like to become a hero by raising or donating $1,000
for the Okeechobee County Red Cross, call Debbie Riddle, branch
manager, at (863) 763-2488.

Today's Weather

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Okeechobee Forecast

Saturday. Mostly cloudy, with showers likely and a slight chance of
thunderstorms. The high will be in the mid 80s. The wind will be from
the southeast at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the southwest around 10 mph
in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 70 percent.
Saturday night Considerable cloudiness, with a chance of showers
and isolated thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The
wind will be from the west at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain ig 40
Extended Forecast
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers and isolated
thunderstorms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be
from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph, becoming west at 10 to 15 mph in
the afternoon. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Sunday night Partly cloudy, with the low in the upper 60s.
Monday:. Partly sunny, with a slight chance of afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of rain
is 20 percent.
Monday night Partly cloudy, with the low in the upper 60s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a chance of afternoon showers and thun-
derstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of rain is 30
Tuesday night Partly cloudy, with the low in the upper 60s.
Wednesday. Partly sunny, with a slight chance of afternoon showers
and thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.


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Lois Buffington
Lois Buffington Hampton, 85,
died May 31, 2007, in Ft. Pierce.
Mrs. Hampton was born in
Lenox, Ga. and
moved to Ft.
Pierce 35 years
ago coming
from Stuart.
She was an
She loved ani-
mals, traveling,
her family and
reunions. Lois
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Survivors include her daugh-
ter, Patricia Thompson of Ft.
Pierce; son, Darrell (Marie)
Hampton of Yreka, Calif.; sister,
Nell Tyson of Ft. Pierce; five
grandchildren; 10' great-grand-
children and one great-great
Services: Visitation was held
on Friday, June 1, 2007, at Haisley
Funeral Home. A service will be
held on Saturday, June 2, 2007, at
10:30 a.m. in the funeral home
chapel. Entombment will follow
at White City Cemetery. Pallbear-
ers will be Corwin Faullin, Donnie
Tindall, Ronnie Tindall, Rodney
Black, Chris Munns, Junior Hard-
en, Brian Duenas and Rick
Arrangements are under the
direction of Haisley Funeral & Cre-
mation Service.

Davie Marie Vaughn
Davie Marie Vaughn, known to
all as Mimi, died May 28, 2007, at
Raulerson Hospital. She was born
May 27, 1921, in 7-Mile Ford, Va.
She was preceded by her hus-
band of 64 years, Jake Vaughn.
Mrs. Vaughn is survived by
sons, Kenneth Vaughn and his
wife, Waneta of Jupiter, and
Jimmy Vaughn of Freeport;
daughters, Barbara Ann Vaughn
of Port St. Lucie and Kitty Johnson
of Orange City; 11 grandchildren;
and, 17 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held Sunday, June 3 beginning at
1 p.m. at the Vaughn's home.
Friends and family may call (863)
467-7083 for information and

Journey's end
Dominique Alderman, vice president of the Okeechobee
High School class of 2007, waited to line up for the
school's graduation ceremony Thursday night at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center.

Abuse and neglect doesn't

take the summer off

While many of us are consid-
" ering what to do for our summer
S" vacation, thousands of local chil-
dren are languishing in an over-
burdened child welfare system.
You can help to change that by
taking a few hours a month to
f act as a Guardian ad Litem for
- one of these children. A
Guardian ad Litem is a citizen
/ who volunteers to speak up for a
child's best interests in -court.

Please call (772) 785-5804 for
more information and make a
difference this summer.

The next training session for
Guardian ad Litem volunteers is
as follows: June 14, 20, 21, 26
and 28, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
at the Okeechobee Judicial Cen-
ter, Third Floor Conference
Room, 312, N.W. Third St., Okee-

Submitted to Okeechobee News/Bill Black

Kiwanis Mae Stokes Memorial Scholarship
Frank Irby and Jim Vensel, back row left and right, presented Kiwanis Mae Stokes Memo-
rial Scholarships to, front row, Alejandra Tinajero, Victoria Hannon, back row, Brianne
Vlena and Kyle Durham. The presentations took place May 17, at Scholarship Night at
Okeechobee High School.

A ThoIught To

o member
We have all read of the Victorian
period of English history. The great
changes that were made during this
era are among the greatest in history.
Why? What was so wonderful
about the Victorian era that brought
about the
A story relat-
ed about
Queen Victoria
goes some-
thing like this:
A little child
was sick in one
of the humble
cottages out-
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knew how real-
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come as an assistant gardener.
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commonly clad, came a matronly
mother-soul, bringing a pitcher of
fresh milk. She went into the little
kitchen and made the fire and pre-
pared the fresh milk, giving it to
the little girl. She put the mother
to bed, for she was weary and
worn and could scarcely stand.
The little girl recovered. Later,
when the mother and child attend-
ed a gala-day celebration, Queen
Victoria passed by. "That's the
lady who helped us when you
were sick," declared the mother.
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CODE FINES: I've been reading every month where people have
been brought before the magistrate and the fines they were given. I'm
curious as to their guideline or rules they have to follow when it comes
to fines because I have seen in many cases where some people with the
same kind of situation with their code violations the fines can go from
$25 a day to $250. None of this makes any sense to me. I'd like to know
the qualifications of this magistrate and I would also like to know if
there are guidelines in writing somewhere that he must follow.
Editor's note: We contacted code enforcement and were told that
there are written guidelines based on the severity of the infraction.
Florida statues allow for a code violation fine to be large enough to
recoup the cost of enforcement. Code enforcement officers recom-
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and how cooperative the person is in clearing up those infractions. For
instance, if code enforcement officers have to make several trips to
investigate a violation the cost of those visits will be reflected in the
recommended fine. The magistrate is someone who has been either a
fudge or an attorney. He is not an employee of the code enforcement
department. He is serving under a contract. He takes the code enforce-
ment officer's recommendation into consideration, but he is not
bound by it. He is supposed to be independent and neutral and render
a decision based on his bestjudgment.)

CAR WASHIING: I was just in town around 10:30 a.m. by the tag
office and I noticed someone in the building behind the tag office wash-
ing a vehicle. Please clear this up for me. I thought we were under a
water restriction and that should apply to everyone I would think. The
lake is really bad and if you have not gotten a chance to go down there
you should really take the time to go look. It really puts things into per-
spective when you are used to seeing the lake the way it was before.
Editor's note: We made some calls and were told by the county
property appraiser's office that they were not washing cars, but were
washing the love bugs off their windshields so employees could see to
drive so they could do their jobs. Plus, they have a well system there.
Current Phase III water restrictions do not apply to wells, although
they too are asked to conserve water as much as possible.

DROUGHT: It's sad when you see people washing cars and water-
ing the lawn, when they know like the rest of the state how bad the
drought is now. It's catching up to all of us now and the lake.

HOME DEPOT: I hope that the county doesn't make it so difficult for
Home Depot that they back out. We should all be glad to get that eye-
sore of a building demolished. I would think that the county would ben-
efit greatly and Home Depot has a good reputation as an employer for
those who want to work or to get ahead in the retail market.
Editor's note: As we stated in a similar call earlier this week Home
Depot now has all their permits and work should be starting in the

MAIL FRAUD: This is in response to mail fraud. Take responsibility
for your own actions. You were in jail. Did you make any attempt to
notify the post office of your whereabouts and how to handle your mail
while you were away? The person that committed the mail fraud was,
at some point in time, the love of your life. You made that choice. She
was very calculated and took advantage of your situation. If in fact she
did commit this crime, contact the authorities, which would include the
police, postal inspectors, etc. not the post office, as the paper stated.
Keep in mind, if you pursue this, your ex-wife could certainly end-up in
jail. In the meantime, contact the companies that may have your wrong
address. Do not just sit there and expect someone else to do it for you.

JUNK MAIL: I would like to know if anybody else in Okeechobee
knows how we can put a harassment charge against people that send
us all this junk mail.

TAX HOLIDAY: I want to comment on this big tax deal they are giv-
ing us. You can buy a flashlight and batteries. Well, big deal. Flashlights
and batteries only cost a few dollars. If they are going to do something
for us poor people who get some damage from a hurricane why not
make roofing and shingles or whatever we have to have tax free? Then
they would be doing something for the poor people. They want to
make you believe they are doing something.

LAKE: I want to tell you about Lake Okeechobee. It's not just the
lack of rain that has caused the problem. Our flood control people are
the ones who are draining the lake. They dug a canal from Port Mayaca
to the ocean. There used to be just one drainage place for that and that
was the Caloosahatchee River. That thing going to the east coast is not a
river. It is a canal that was human-built. Then they put a dike around it.
They knew more about how that lake should look than the Lord that
built it. I think the good Lord knows more about it than them. They
have ruined that lake. It will never come back.

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Guest Commentary

Produce fairness instead of corn

By Sally Kohn
Thankfully, immigration reform
is progressing in Congress. There
are 12 million undocumented
immigrants in the United States
who have made invaluable contri-
butions to our culture and econo-
my and deserve the basic rights
and dignity that citizenship pro-
Yet some nasty provisions stand
out in the recent immigration
reform proposal in Congress. The
proposal would prioritize highly-
skilled English speaking immi-
grants over the working-class
immigrants and people of color
whose families are already here. In
addition those who would apply
for the proposed "guestworker"
vistas are actually denied the
opportunity to gain citizenship.
The plan would merely continue
the two-tiered system of discrimi-
nation and exploitation that cur-
rently exists. Yet if we examined the
root causes of migration, we might
actually help -- rather than punish
And here "root" cause is not just
a metaphor. The seeds of the immi-
gration dynamics we now face are
planted on the U.S. side of the bor-
der, the kernel of which is corn.
Corn is what causes migration and
corn is the only way the injustices
of immigration, on both sides of
the border, will ever be solved.
As the birth nation of just over

half of the undocumented immi-
grants in the United States, Mexico
provides a good example.
Although agriculture is less than 5
percent of Mexico's gross domestic
product, more than a quarter of
Mexicans still make their living as
farmers. And most of the poorest
of those farmers grow corn. Over
60 percent of Mexico's cultivated
land is planted with corn, most of
which are small family plots. In all,
18 million Mexicans, including
farmers and their families, rely on
corn for their livelihood.
Enter NAFTA in 1994, which
opened the U.S.-Mexico border to
trade. It's worth noting that before
the wealthy nations in the Euro-
pean Union like France and Ger-
man expanded trade with poorer
nations like Portugal and Greece,
the wealthier countries first trans-
ferred huge sums of money to the
poorer nations to build their infra-
structure and help get them to the
equal footing necessary for trade to
work. Not so with Mexico. The
United States (1990 GDP: $23,130
- a.k.a. Goliath) became "equal
trading partners" with Mexico
(1990 GDP: $6,090-a.k.a. David).
On top of that, corn production
in the United States is heavily subsi,
dized. Under the farm bill, which is
up for reauthorization this year, we
taxpayers give over $25 billion each
year mainly to large, industrial cor-
porate farms. And the more corn
the factory farms produce, the

more money they make. That
means there are big corporations
with mounds of corn on their
hands that they can sell for cheap
because they've already made
plenty off the subsidies. Cheap cor-
porate corn floods the Mexican
market, drowning local producers.
So what's the result? Imported
corn now dominates the Mexican
market. For instance, in Mexico -
the birthplace of corn one-out-
of-three tortillas is now made with
imported maize. An estimated 2
million family farmers who can't
compete with subsidized U.S. corn
have been driven from their land.
They now have to buy imported
corn to feed their families but don't
have the income to afford it.
Meanwhile, American politi-
cians following the instructions of
corporate farm lobbyists start
pushing ethanol. Even though the
"alternative" fuel actually wastes
more energy than it produces, it's
made from corn so agribusiness
loves it.
The new demand for corn
drives up prices. And so the price of
a tortilla in Mexico has risen 279
percent since NAFTA. The overall
effect impacts not only farmers but
all Mexicans, especially the poor.
Since NAFTA, poverty in Mexico
has increased. As of 2001, over 80
percent of people in rural Mexico
were living in poverty.
So is it any wonder that as more
and more U.S. corn flows to Mexi-

co, more and more Mexicans cross
the border to the U.S.? And corn is
just the beginning. Migration
around the world is the direct result
of U.S. policies and actions. As
immigrant rights leaders in Eng-
land often chant, "We're here
because you were there." Exactly.
Improving immigration policy
in the United States is an important
start and, hopefully, the legislation
that comes out of Congress will be
far better than the current draft.
But immigration reform is only
the first step. American farmers
and factory workers who have also
been devastated by U.S. economic
policies must join with immigrant
rights leaders to repeal NAFTA and
other disastrous trade agreements
and remove bloated corporate
subsidies from the farm bill.
And the United States must start
spending far more money on for-
eign aid and assistance than on
border enforcement and war.
Maybe then we could start produc-
ing an abundance of fairness and
justice on both sides of the border,
instead of corn.

Editor's note: Sally Kohn is the
director of the New York-based
Movement Vision Project, working
with grassroots organizations
across the United States to
advance shared values of family,
community and humanity.

Upcoming Events

A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a
short business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247;
Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Okeechobee Chapter D.A.R. meets the first Saturday of every
month October-May at Oakview Baptist Church 677 S.W. 32nd Street
at 10 a.m. For information call Kenna Noonan at (863) 634-5669.
The Gathering Church will hold its monthly healing service on the
first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. until noon. Anyone desir-
ing to receive personal prayer for healing is welcome to attend. The
Gathering is located at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. For information call
Theresa Brown at (863) 357-3318.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting horm 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Luther-
an Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at
(863) 763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p:m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appear-
ance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863)
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open
to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at (863) 763-8999.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology
and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go
towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
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) 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, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
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. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For
information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.

Community Events

Church hosting Southern gospel sing
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, will hold a Southern gospel sing with the Singing Reflectsons
on Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 3, at 11 a.m. For
information, call (863) 634-0344 or (863) 467-6066.

Drought topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
June 2, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and
6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be
Melissa Yunas, wildfire mitigation specialist, Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Forestry, Okee-
chobee Forestry District. The topics of the show will be low
salaries resulting in high turn over of rangers in Martin and Okee-
chobee counties, and drought conditions and wildfire alert. For
information, call Melissa Yunas at (772) 219-1248; www.fl-
Yard sale benefits youth church group
Calvary Chapel Bible Fellowship of Okeechobee, 1963 N.W.
38th Ave., will hold a yard sale on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m.
until 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the church youth group. For infor-
mation, call (863) 697-3923.

Church youth plan yard sale
The youth of the First United Methodist Church will hold a yard
sale on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the parking lot
of Tractor Supply, 3371 U.S. 441 S. All proceeds will benefit the
youth mission trip to Asheville, N.C. For information, call Pastor
Jim Dawson at (863) 763-4021.

Special summer camp is planned
Communities In Schools and the Okeechobee County Sheriff
Office have partnered to host the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch
Summer Camp. This camp will be July 9-13 from 9 a.m. until 4
p.m. at Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441 N. The camp is for
children ages 6-12. Sign ups will be held Monday, June 4, begin-
ning at 9 a.m. at the CIS/PAL office located at New Endeavor High
School, 575 S.W. 28th St. For information, call (863) 462-5863.

Vacation Bible school dates set
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., will
hold vacation Bible school June 4-8 from 7 until 9 p.m. This year's
theme will be Wild West Witness: Riding in the shadow of the
cross. There is no cost to attend. The school is for children all ages
and adults. Snacks will be provided, as well as a nursery. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-7743.

4-H hosting horse day camp
Okeechobee County 4-H will be hosting horse day camp.
Camp will begin June 4 with Basic Horsemanship. The week of
June 11 will be Horse Special Events week and the last week,
beginning June 25, will be Rodeo Week. This camp is for boys and
girls ages 8-18 that must be comfortable with horses. The cost is
100 per week and children may sign up for multiple weeks.
Camp will be held at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R.
70 E., from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For information and
sign ups call come the Okeechobee County Extension Office at
(863) 763-6469, or come to the office at 458 U.S. 98 N.

Church youth camp slated for June 4-7
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, will host a
youth camp for children between the ages of 10 and 19. The camp
will run June 4-7 (five days/four nights). The fee is $80 per camper
and includes all expenses including three meals a day. Donations
of food and supplies would be appreciated. For information, con-
tact Rachel Velie at (863) 357-3053.

BHR church plans Bible school
Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, Hunter Road/Cypress Street,
will hold a Vacation Bible School (VBS) "Game Day Central:
Where heroes are made," for children ages three through sixth
grade June 4-8, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend.
Registration will be held Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. until noon
with hot dogs and snacks. For information call Janelle Thomas at
(863) 467-1015, the church office at (863) 763-7532 or the pastor
at (863) 763-3442.

Bake sale benefits Red Cross program
Seacoast National Bank will host a bake sale to benefit the
American Red Cross Heroes campaign on Friday, June 8, from 9
a.m. until 6 p.m. at 500 N. Parrott Ave. For information, contact
Melody Hodges at (863) 467-5330.

Storm preparedness lecture set for June 9
VFW Post #9528 Buckhead Ridge, 2002 S.R. 78 W, will host a
hurricane preparedness lecture on Saturday, June 9, from noon
until 1:30 p.m. Speakers will be: Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul
May; Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon; Okeechobee County
Emergency Management Director Gene O'Neil; Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue Chief Nick Hopkins; Angie Snow Glades
County Emergency Management team; and, Stan Flemming, from
the BHR Fire Department. This lecture is free to members and

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Softball Scholarship
Heather Stillians, center, rear, presented softball scholarships to, left to right, Kelci
Breaux, Brevard Community College, Alisha Claxton, Indian River Community College,
Rachel Lowe, Stetson University and Kelley Smiley, Indian River Community College.


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Local mat
club meets
The Okeechobee Wrestling
Club meets on Tuesday and Thurs-
day evenings at the Okeechobee
High School gym.
Elementary school children
practice from 6 until 7 p.m. Middle
and high school students practice
from 7 until 8 p.m.
New members are always wel-

For information, contact O.H.S.
wrestling coach Bruce Jahner at
(863) 462-5025.
Benefit golf
tourney planned
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club will host a golf tournament to
benefit the mission outreach pro-
gram of the Okeechobee Church
of God on Saturday, June 2.

The cost for this event is $200
per team or $75 per player.
Prizes will be awarded and
there will be a smoked chicken
dinner following the tournament.
Hole sponsorships are also
available at a cost of $100 per sign.
Pre-registration is required. To
register call Mike Slayton at (863)
634-5888; Steve Szentmartoni at
(863) 634-1317; or, Joseph Szent-
martoni at (863) 634-2001.

Come and Visit! We are Now Open!

Hours: Mon Fri 10am 7pm Sat 10am 2pm


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Bill Black
OCRA Scholarships
Frank Coker, right, presented OCRA Scholarships (left to right) to, Howard Harrison, Kyle
Buckner and Deidra Dorriety at Scholarship Night held May 17.

Submitted to the Okeechobee News/Bill Black
OHS Touchdown Club Scholarships
Chris Branham, center, presents Okeechobee High School Touchdown Club Scholarships
to Vantavious Askins, left, and Cory York, right, at Scholarship Night held May 17 at Okee-
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door is also available. $137,000

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and Oak trees, garden area. 11 on 6 comer Is.
$125,000 MLS# 93743

/ What do I need

to do before making a

purchase offer?
Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can afford, says
syndicated columnist Dian Hymer.
Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to three

More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six factors:

Lenders also analyze yourIncome In relation to your projected cost of home own-

SHymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projectedmonthlyhousingexpense,whichconsistsoftheprincipalandinter-
iest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of thesanale costs is refer Inred to nation to your prt homeowners' association-

althoigh some lenders wilt go higher under certain circumstances .
SH Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent angel. lculating
-" Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range. '0

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* TAYLORCREKMILES LOTGorgeous deep lot on main canal. 2480 SE 27th Ave. $169,000 Call Melissa
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* BRENTWOOD ESTATES. A beautiful secluded culdesaco lot surrounded by oak trees and close to town.
* 18.95 BEAUTIFULACRES in the NE section. Call Joe 863-610-1639.Recently reduced to $426,375.


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Lic. R.E. Broker 634-5588

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This darling 2/2 on the water has a lot of
quaint charm and appeal. Unique gallery style
kitchen, large dry bar w/loads of storage, din-
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and landscaped inc waterside firepit. $199,000
CALL VICKI 863-634-4106.

2nd kitchen w/separate entrance.Updated elec
svc, new pole. New pump. Nice open area. Shed
in backyard. Truly country living, spacious area
with wild life. This house comes fully furnished
and ready for living. CALL VICKI 863-6344106.

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front patio, chain link, stove, dishwasher,
disposal, cracks in east wall, front door
needs repair, window in 05 w/2 fireman win-
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On water, beautiful view and wildlife. Minutes
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This is a must see. CALL VICKI 863-6344106.

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& bd rias w/cathedral ceilings. Storage closet in hall,
laundry rmn & hookups for W&D. Quiet area & nice land-
scaping. CALL PAT 634-5588.

Cleared 2.06+/- acres 12 Industrial lots plus alley
in City ofOkeechobee great location en NIW 6th Si
& 6th Ave. All the conveniences of town. CALL
PAT for details 863-634-5588 or 863-763-
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Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can
afford, says syndicated columnist Dian Hymer.
Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six

1o S u noe

Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home own-
ership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and inter-
est payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITL." Monthly homeowners' association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
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Action plan necessary for storm watch, warning

A hurricane watch is issued
when hurricane conditions are
possible within the next 24 to 36
A hurricane warning is issued
when hurricane conditions will
occur within 24 hours.
When hurricane watch is issued:
Listen to local radio and tel-
evision stations for possible
evacuations and hurricane infor-
mation from the National
Weather Service.
Gather and check your
emergency supplies.
Check medical supplies,
first aid kits and refill prescrip-
Place commonly used tools
in a safe, easily accessible place.

Freeze as much water as
you can. This will help keep your
refrigerator cold if the power is
out for several days.
Have two weeks of pet sup-
plies on hand.
Make sure your vehicles are
full of gasoline.
Bring in loose outdoor
objects such as lawn furniture,
toys and tools. Anchor. objects
that cannot be brought indoors.
Turn your refrigerator and
freezer to the coldest settings.
Clean your .bathtub, seal
the drain with silicone caulk and
fill it with water.
Store valuables, a list of
your possessions and insurance
papers in a waterproof contain-

Protect your home by
boarding up the windows.
Remove any outside anten-
Moor your boat or move it
to a designated safe place.
Review your evacuation
plans and be ready to evacuate
as soon as possible.
When hurricane warning is
Listen to local radio and tel-
evision stations for evacuation
information and hurricane state-
ments from the National Weath-
er Service.
If you live in a mobile home
or flood prone area evacuate

Unplug all major appli-
ances and turn off the electricity,
water and gas before leaving.
Tell someone outside of the
storm area where you are going.
Lock your home.
If you do not evacuate:
Stay inside your home away
from windows and doors.
Keep flashlights and extra
batteries with you at all times.
If the power goes out, turn
off major appliances.
Listen to local radio for hur-
ricane information from the
National Weather Service.
Do not go outside if the eye
of the storm passes over you.
Stay indoors until the storm
has passed.

Once you do venture out-
doors, beware of fallen electrical
wires, hurricane debris and high
water. Stay off the roads. Many
will not be safe. Roads should be
kept clear of traffic so that emer-

agency vehicles can get through.
Continue to listen to your
battery-powered radio or televi-
sion for advice from your local
emergency management offi-

Using names for hurricanes began in 1979

For several hundred years,
many hurricanes in the West Indies
were named after the particular
saint's day on which the hurricane
Ivan R. Tannehill describes in
his book "Hurricanes" the major
tropical storms of recorded history
and mentions many hurricanes
named after saints. For example,
there was "Hurricane Santa Ana"
which struck Puerto Rico with
exceptional violence on July 26,
1825, and "San Felipe" (the first)
and "San Felipe" (the second)
which hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 13 in
both 1876 and 1928.
Tannehill also tells of Clement
Wragge, an Australian meteorolo-
gist, who began giving women's
names to tropical storms before
the end of the 19th century.
An early example of the use of a
woman's name for a storm was in
the novel "Storm" by George R.
Stewart, published by Random
House in 1941, and since filmed by
Walt Disney. During World War II,
this practice became widespread in
weather map discussions among
forecasters, especially Air Force and
Navy meteorologists who plotted
the movements of storms over the
wide expanses of the
Pacific Ocean.
In 1953, the United States aban-
doned as confusing a 2-year old
plan to name storms by a phonetic
alphabet (Able, Baker, Charlie)
when a new, international phonet-
ic alphabet was introduced. That
year, this nation's weather services
began using female names for
storms. The practice of naming
hurricanes solely after women
came to an end in 1978 when
men's and women's names were
included in the Eastern North Pacif-
ic storm lists. In 1979, male and
female names were included in
lists for the Atlantic and Gulf of

Why hurricanes
are named
Experience shows that the use
of short, distinctive given names in
written as well as spoken commu-
nications is quicker and less subject
to error than the older more cum-
bersome latitude-longitude identifi-
cation methods. These advantages
are especially important in
exchanging detailed storm infor-
mation between hundreds of wide-
ly scattered stations, airports,
coastal bases, and ships at sea.
The use of easily remembered
names greatly reduces confusion
when two or more tropical storms
occur at the same time. For exam-
ple, one hurricane can be moving
slowly westward in the Gulf of
Mexico, while at exactly the same
time another hurricane can be
moving rapidly northward along
the Atlantic coast. In the past, con-
fusion and false rumors have arisen
when storm advisories broadcast
from one radio station were mis-
taken for warnings concerning an
entirely different storm located
hundreds of miles away.

Present procedure
The Tropical Prediction Center
near Miami, keeps a constant
watch on oceanic storm-breeding
areas for tropical disturbances that
may herald the formation of a hur-
ricane. If a disturbance intensifies
into a tropical storm with rotary
circulation and wind speeds above
39 miles per hour the center will
give the storm a name from one of
the six lists below. The center uses
a new set of names each year
beginning with the first name in the
set. After the sets have all been


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used, they are reused.
For example, TPC is reusing the
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Y and Z are not included because of
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retired this year after its devastating
The name lists have an interna-
tional flavor because hurricanes
affect other nations and are tracked
by the public and weather services
of many countries. Names for these
lists are selected from library
sources and agreed upon at inter-
national meetings of the World

Meteorological Organization.

'07 storm names
Andrea; Barry; Chantal; Dean;
Erin; Felix; Gabrielle; Humberto;
Ingrid; Jerry; Karen; Lorenzo;
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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 2, 2007 RELIGION 9

Reflections from the Pulpit

By Stu Beebe
Director of Christian Education
First United Methodist Church
of Okeechobee
The other day I was visiting a
lady who has always been vocal
about being a "New Testament"
Christian. After I talked with her
for a while, I asked the question,
"How can you say you're a
'New Testament' Christian when
the Old Testament is linked to it
by so many prophecies?"
That produced a blank.stare.
"What are you talking about?"
she asked.
So I went through the list:
Genesis 3:15 God speaking to
the serpent says "And I will put
enmity between thee and the
woman, and between thy seed
and her seed." Not Adam's seed.
The only man ever conceived
without the seed of a man -
Jesus Christ.
Genesis 49:10: "The scepter
shall not depart from Judah, nor a
lawgiver from between his feet,
until Shiloh come..." Shiloh, of
course, is the Messiah.
Numbers 24:17-19: "...there
shall come a star out of Jacob
and a scepter shall rise out of

Israel." The scepter indicates a
King's rule.
Isaiah 11:1: "And there shall
come forth a rod out of the stem
of Jesse a branch shall grow out
of his roots." This refers to the
lineage of Jesus. Also Isaiah pre-
dicted this as the virgin birth,
"Behold a virgin shall conceive..."
(Isaiah 7:14)
"Oh, I think I remember that
one," my companion said:.
"Well, there are a lot more," I
went on with the list.
Isaiah also foretold that Jesus
would have a forerunner, who
turned out to be John the Baptist
in Isaiah 40:3, "The voice of him
that crieth in the wilderness, Pre-
pare ye the way of the Lord..."
And Isaiah also said that the
Messiah would be God (Isaiah
9:6); "The mighty God, the ever-
lasting Father, the prince of
He also prophesied that Jesus
would suffer and make atone-
ment for our sins in Isaiah 53:4-6:
"He hath born our
griefs...wounded for our trans-
Micah 5:2: "Thou Bethlehem,
though thou be little among the
thousands of Judah, yet out of

thee shall he come forth unto me
that is to be ruler in Israel..."
And the time of Christ's com-
ing was predicted in Daniel
9:24:26. And Hosea foretold
Christ's childhood spent in Egypt,
"...And called my son out of
Egypt..." (Hosea 11:1).
Zechariah prophesied Jesus'
triumphal entry into Jerusalem
(Zechariah 9:9). "...will ride into
Jerusalem on a colt..."
Psalm 69:21 foretold that
Jesus would be given gall and
vinegar while on the cross. And
Psalm 34-20 predicted that He
would not have a bone broken,
which was the common practice
of the Roman executioners of the
time. This also refers back to
Exodus 12:46 where the perfect
Passover sacrifice was not to
have any broken bones. Psalm
22:18 foretold that the soldiers
would cast lots for Jesus' gar-
ments. And Psalm 22:1 even tells
us the words Jesus will utter from
the cross:
"My God, my God, why hast
thou forsaken me?"
And Psalm 16:10 predicted
that Jesus would rise again from
the dead.
"How come I never heard of

all this before?" the lady asked
"Well, all this is supposed to
come to you from your Bible
"I guess I have been neglect-
ing the Old Testament then..."
"Well, you're not alone in that,
but there is really a lot there that
can tell you about God's wonder-
ful plan for His Son.. .and for us."
"It just really shows that the
Bible is the Word of God when
you hear about all those prophe-
"Yes, it really is wonderful,
isn't it?"
"Yes, but can you write all
those down for me? I really don't
think I'll remember them all."
"Sure, but don't think that's all
there is. If you keep reading your
Bible both the New and the Old
Testament I'm sure you'll find
even more."
"Oh, that would be wonder-'
"Yes, it is wonderful...we
should all praise the Lord for His
wonderful Word... because it tells
us about the wonderful gift of His
Son our savior Jesus Christ... in
both the New and the Old Testa-

Vacation Bible School

BHR church
plans Bible school

Buckhead Ridge Baptist
Church, Hunter Road/Cypress
Street, will hold a Vacation Bible
School (VBS) "Game Day Cen-
tral: Where heroes are made,"
for children ages three through
sixth grade June 4-8, from 6 until
8:30 p.m. There is no charge to
attend. Registration will be held
Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m.
until noon with hot dogs and
snacks. For information call
Janelle Thomas at (863) 467-
1015, the church office at (863)
763-7532 or the pastor at (863)

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

Missionary Baptist
plans Bible school
Okeechobee Missionary Bap-
tist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N.,
will hold vacation Bible school
June 4-8 from 7 until 9 p.m. This

year's theme will be Wild West
Witness: Riding in the shadow of
the cross. There is no cost to
attend. The school is for children
all ages and adults. Snacks will
be provided, as well as a nursery.
For information, call (863) 763-
Oakview hosting
vacation Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W. 32nd St., will hold vacation
Bible school Monday through
Friday, June 18-22, from 6 until 9
p.m. The theme will be Game
Day Central: Where Heroes Are
Made. Pre-registration is not
mandatory but is suggested.
There will be a kick-off with fun

and games on Saturday, June 16,
from 9 until 11:30 a.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-1699.

Methodist church
plans Bible school
Lift Off, Soaring to New
Heights is the theme of the Vaca-
tion Bible School to be held at
First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W. Second S., June 11-15
from 5 until 8 p.m. A light dinner
will begin each session. There
will be adult classes as well as
three children's classes for ages
5 and under, those 6 to 8 and
those 9 to 11. Childcare is avail-
able for babies and toddlers. For
information, call (863) 763-4021.

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We still sing the old inspired hymns.
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Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98th St. Okeechobee, 34972 (P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584 Home: (863) 763-7165

Maureen Kleiman, Lic. Real Estate Broker 863-357-5900

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Golden Circle Senior Citizens Meetings & Youth Activities
Call for more details!

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(Intersection of 70 East & 710)
Pastor Jim Gilbert
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through Thursday, June 7, are as
Theatre I -"Pirates of the
Caribbean 3" (PG-13) Show-
times: Friday at 7 p.m. only. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.
only. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2 and 7 p.m.
Theatre II "Shrek 3" (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 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Spiderman 3"
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and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
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Auctions 105
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Found 130
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Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

Moore Haven, nice area.
$1200 for both or will sep.

CAT- Found 3 legged cat.
DOG, male, north of Ft. Drum,
white w/black.
HOUND MIX, female, near
Dairy Feeds on 9th Street..
(863)467-0380 or
(863)801-3276 Iv. msg.

5/22, S. Elmer St. LaBelle,
$200 REWARD for info.
(863)675-8356 or 673-6007
CAT, Male, Grey Tiger w/big
brown belly. Neutered. Lost
@ Okeechobee KOA. Re-
ward! (727)204-3454
CAT- vic of SW 15th Street &
5th Ave. Dark Siamese
w/white paws. Please call
old blond. Missing since
05/13 from Bet Her Acres.
Reward! 863-610-1027
SETTERS, male, white w/black
spots, female, white
w/brown spots, vic. of Civic
Center, Hwy. 98.
stones, vic of CVS Pharma-
cy. Reward (863)634-1860

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Fu ll- ie 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part.-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

Help Wanted:
Shop/Warehouse Employee
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Experienced Estimators
needed for busy General
Contractor. Excellent
working environment,
includes 401k, Benefits and
Paid Vacation. Must be
experienced in Educational
Facilities Construction, as
well as; Commercial and
Fax Resume and Include
Salary to: 561-712-4756.
NEEDED- Live on ranch,
must have valid driver li-
cense and references re-
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863-634-7552 Nights
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KITTENS 10 weeks old, to
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(561)261-6421 or
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Male/Female. Cute!
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& Sun 6/3. 8am til 2pm.
11600 State Rd. 70 East.
Wheelchair, tents & all kinds of
misc. Even a kitchen sink!
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Choice Automotive
704 NE 2nd Ave
(Behind Rita's Furniture)
Needed forOkeechobee
agricultural business.
When you want something
sold, advertise in the
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is seeking a full time
Outside Sales Consultants

The right applicant will:
Be Highly Motivated
Be Service Oriented
Be Well Organized
Minimum 3 Years Sales Experience
Be Able to Thrive in a Fast Paced Environment
Have Excellent Computer Skills
Reliable Transportation

We offer:
Potential for Advancement
A unique Work Environment where employees are
Trusted and Empowered
Competitive Pay and Benefits based on experience
Life and Disability Insurance
*401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
An Equal Opportumity Employer

BUFFET ATTENDANT- Presentable, dependable
& hard working individuals. 1FT& 2PTyear round
positions available. Must be able to open the buffet
at 5am. Taking applications until June 15,2007
$9.00 per hour
SERVERS- clean cut, personable & hard working
qualities is a must. Exp. preferred but not
necessary Hiring AM & PM for only the right people.
ASSISTANT MANAGERS Looking for persons interested
in a career in restaurant management. Good people skills &
experience in restaurants a must. $30-$35k based on exp.
GENERAL MANAGERS Train in Okeechobee for relocation.
Immediate openings available. $40k plus benefits to start.

Electric Cooperative, Inc.

IT Director
Glades Electric Cooperative is seeking a qualified indi-
vidual to take charge of it IT operations. This position
will report to the Manager of Engineering and will be
located in Moore Haven, FL. The successful candidate
must have certifications and experience dealing with
Information Systems and Communications Systems.
Salary is commensurate with experience. GEC offers
an excellent benefits package. Employee Applications
may be obtained at any GEC Office. Resumes may be
e-mailed to vbradlev( or faxed to
(863) 946-6266. GEC is an Equal Opportunity Affirma-
tive Action Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Loing foi anw aeeGratOpotniy

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

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Please call Ron at
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Beauty Supplies 525
Bloycles 530
Books & Mageines 535
Building Material540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glauwars Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Colnes/Stmps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Suppliea 585
Cruises 590
Drapis, Liensa FabrIs 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 606
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/ULighta 640
Luggage. 645
Medlal Items 650
Micellaneous 655
Mmuneal Instiuments 660
Office Supples/
Equipment 665
Servicesng Mahes 70
PIhotegras ole 675
Sportlumbin Goods 680
Pools 72& Suppe 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700

T ames 730
V' e 735
Wanted to Buy 740

A/C UNIT- 2.5 ton, Brand new.
$1500. (863)517-2106
Mobilehome. 3 ton $1800.
863-675-0358 or 234-9901.
Package unit, with heat, 07
model. $1650.
WINDOW UNITS, (2), 1 Ig., 1
small, both 1 10v, good
cond., used a little, $150 will
sell sep. (863)675-4858

CHEVY PICK- UP, '54, Good
for restoration. Runs good.
Needs brakes. $1500.

reach in, good for ice stor-
age, glass doors, $1500
DISHWASHER- Frigidaire,
Black, Excellent condition.
Works well. $75
FREEZER: Small, upright,
works well & clean. $90 or
best offer. 863-634-2724
Call anytime. Okeechobee
239-657-2711 or Dana at
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
side by side, white, $200 or
best offer. (863)946-1138
Moore Haven
WASHER & DRYER- Full size,
stacked, Frigidaire. $250.
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore.
Good condition. $50.
pool, almost new. Paid
$725, asking $500. Must
sell! 863-634-2724

METAL SHED- 8x16, 6ft high,
with doors at both ends,
$350 (561)741-4647

PLYWOOD (50 sheets): $300
for all. Call (561)762-4620
Jupiter area.
(5) 5 Gallon containers.
rand new. $250 for all, will
sep. (863)697-2032

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

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License #765
White, in aluminum frame.

BABY BASSINET- 4 in 1 Win-
nie The Pooh. Excellent con-
dition. $50. or best offer. Call
(239)243-1588 Nikki
BABY SWING- Brand new.
Used only briefly. Battery or
electric. Many settings. Very
nice. $150. (863)509-8179
matching dresser. Lt color
wood. Good cond. $350. or
best offer. (863)675-0600
mattress. GRACO BOUNCER:
Good condition. $130 neg
for both. 863-673-2726
Step 2. With mattress. Great
condition. $75.
Complete. Newish, Used once.
Clean $50.

w/veil, new, never worn,
w/tags, designer Cassini.
vid's Bridal. Floor length, sz 4
strapless. Veil & fullness slip
incid $500. (863)946-0307
6-8, Straight fit. $300.
WEDDING GOWN, White, size
10-12, $20 (863)675-0031

items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350,
neg. (863)467-0627

19" monitor, CD burner, Win-
dows ME, $200. Call
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$249. (863)517-2782 Tony

BAR STOOLS- (3) 24", wood-
en, swivel, $100
BED- Beauty Rest, New condi-
tion. $200. (863)673-4534
BEDROOM SET: 4 piece, Solid
Oak, Bassett, brand new,
never used. $1000 will fi-
nance. 863-634-7465
BEDROOM SET, Wicker, head-
board, dresser w/mirror & 2
night stands, great shape.
$100 (863)634-5861
leather. $200 or best offer.
CHEST- Lighted, Mirror front,
Black, $150. (863)673-4534
ood shape, red/tan, $75
shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
asking $300/best offer.
chairs. $50. (863)610-1823
DRESSER: 6 drawers, folding
doors in center, mirror. $100
or best offer. 863-467-9892
END TABLES (2) Glass Top.
Curved legs. $70 for both,
will sep. (863)946-3265
FURNITURE: House full! Too
much to list! $2000 for all.
GLIDER- good condition, hard-
ly used, $25 (863)675-2503
white, metal, twin, w/mat-
tress & boxspring, $35.
(863)467-2679 Iv.msg.
HEADBOARD: Solid oak wood,
fits regular queen beds.

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PIT BULL PUPPY, 3 mo. old,
male w/health certificate,
$300. (863)673-2314
POODLE, White, 2 yr. old,
Male w/papers. All shots.
$450. (863)634-4549
males left. 8 wks old. Ready
to go. Shots up to date.
$400. 863-697-8256


wood. $500 negotiable.
LOVESEAT: 66", white, good
condition. $50.
MATTRESS Brand new, 2
sided pillow top. $299.
OFFICE CHAIR, Black, swivel.
$10 (863)675-0031
temporary. Florida colors:
Aqua, Pink & Cream. Exc
cond. $50. (863)467-8681
SOFA & CHAIR $60. Call
239-657-2711 or Dana at
SOFA & LOVESEAT- seafoam
green, needs to be cleaned,
good condition, $150 or best
offer (863)447-5195
SOFA: 92", queen sleeper,
white, good condition, $60.
(863)612-9831 Labelle
Queen size, Floral print.
Matching Loveseat & coffee
table. $250. (863)357-3773
TWIN BED, with mattresses &
rails, good condition. $80

GOLF EQUIP: Complete set of
clubs, cart & bag, 1-9, pitch-
ing wedge, putter, 1 doz golf
balls. $50.863-675-6178

LYMAN 54 caliber Great Plains
Rifle, mint cond., all acces-
sories, A Steal! $400.
S&W Model 640 357mag
hammerless stainless, new
cond. $400 firm. Call
(772) 461-8822.

er Hoverround, like new
cond., $200. (863)467-4323
manual fast track walker, ex-
ercise bike. $250/all will sep.
tion, With cable weights & leg
press. Excellent condition.
$250 neg. (863)357-3773 .
WHEELCHAIR, Electric, Pride
Jazzy, swing away joystick,
exc. cond., $1100.

new. $30. (863)467-8681

SWING- 2x4, A frame, Good
condition. $100.

TELESCOPE: Orion 127 mm
(5") aperture Star Max w/
case. $500. /trade for brand
name pistol. 863-447-3409
TRAMPOLINE, 18 Ft. w/entire
padding in tact. Shoe nets on
sides. No missing springs.
$100 RFirm. (863)269-5263
VIDEO TAPES (10 pack): So-
ny, Hi-8, 8mm, digital, new,
still in box. $50 for all.
Ring & Arch Roller, for mak-
ing ornamental metal folk art,
$450. (863)763-3451

Fender, w/ soft leather case.
Missing 5th string. $75.
863-885-1172 after 3pm
DRUMS: Lugwig, Professional
Set & much more! $1200
neg. 863-697-6132
PIANO, Gulbransen, upright,
w/new damp chaser, $300
or best offer. (863)467-2679
Iv. msg.

AMERICAN PIT Bull Terrier -
female, 14 mths old, ADBA
reg., solid dark red, needs
home. $200. (863)634-6601
AQUARIUM, 100 gallon with
stand, $200 (863)228-2123
AQUARIUM, 90 gal. with many
access. Like new wood
stand. $375.(302)634-2378
or after 5 at (302)357-3092
BIRD CAGE: Large, wrought
iron, black, w/ playpen on
top. $35. 863-528-3235 W.
male, 11 wks. old w/shots.
$300. (863)357-0037 or
CHIHUAHUA, tan, female, 7
month old. Only 31/2 Ibs.
$230. (863)675-2541
(days) Barb LaBelle area.
neutered, 4 months old.
$200 (772)342-7317
Beautiful dog, but we can't
keep him, almost 1 year old.

Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

TRACTOR- Ford, 3910,

FARM GATE- 10 ft, asking $30

yrs. old, skittish, but aims to
please, sweet guy. $850
firm. (863)673-6829
friendly, halter and lead
broke, $500 or best offer
FILLY, Paso Fino, 4 mos. old,
bay, up to date Coggins &
shots, $600 or best offer.
(561)718-1212 Okee
neck, needs some body
work, floor good cond.,
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
old. $500 or best offer.
(863)467-6725 Telina
broke, very gentle, $500. or
best offer (863)673-0066
Good mouth reining. Cant
$ep anymore. Tack included
$1500. (772)460-0817

LAWN MOWERS- Self pro-
pelled push mower. Works
great $35.(863)675-8937
MOWER 34" Gravely ZTR,
exc. cond., $1500 firm.
Craftsman, LT1000, 17.5hp,
42" cut, new, mower deck,
$400. (863)763-7376

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HOT TUB: 2003, Excalibar
spa, with cover. $500.
863-673-1981 Call after 5

POOL TABLE, Excalibur by Im-
erial, 8', red felt on black ta-
le, w/accessories, $700.
SCOOTERS (2): Electric, SunL,
with charger, new. $400 for
both or will separate.
Professor, Doug Hannon
Wavecast, new in box, $70.

BASS SYSTEM: 2,12" Pioneer
Speakers & Custom box w/
power acoustics LT980
amp. $600 (863)269-5263
MASSIVE AUDIO: 6000 watt
amp, brand new. $650.

FLAT SCREEN: #36 Sony,
with stand. $300. Call Ange-
la at 239-645-9155.
PHILLIPS- 60" Big screen,
Good condition: $500.
PLASMA TV: 42", only 2 years
old, with stand & remote!!!
$650. (863)634-5471
PROJECTION TV: 55" Philips,
only 4 years old, works
Seat, good condition!!!
425. 863-634-5471
TELEVISION- Philips 50",
w/DVD and VCR, $800 firm
TV, 56", rear projection, Mitsu-
bishi, on rollers, HD ready,
$300. (863)357-3865

gallon tank, like new, 1 yr.
old, $100 or best offer.
with Kohler engine on 2 cyl
compressor. $425. Or best
offer. (863)699-2971
5hp, 60 gal. single stage
220V, $250 (863)763-5373
SPOT WELDER- 220 amps,
Good condition. $125.

XBOX CONSOLE: With games
& accessories. $175.


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165 Hydro, $550
863)675-4710 or
RIDING MOWER: Murray '03,
42" cut, $400.
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
Heavy duty. Paid $250. will
sell for $150.
(863)467-7151 after 6pm
YARD TRAILER, $75 or best
offer. (863)634-3394


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Tbwnhouses 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

OAK LAKE VILLA: 2br/2ba.
$900/mo plus $500 security.
No pets. Non-smoking envi-
| ronment. Call 863-610-1750.
Story Villa w/privacy fence.
all apple's, must have refer-
ence. 863-763-2416 or
OKEECHOBEE: 1br, furnished,
screened porch, utils incl'd.
$175/week. (772)359-1640
1 br/1 ba, partially furnished.
Avail. June 1st. Call for
details. 561-352-4243

BHR, )inn. ,i ,.eliii Hjgn
traffic area. Reasonably
priced! (863)610-1120

Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010

CBS: SW Section, 3/1, no
pets. $950/mo, $2400 to
move in. 2200 SW Third
Ave., close to Walmart. Call
(863)634-0512 for details.
3br/2.5ba, 1 car garage, In-
law suite, ideal for sharing.
$1100/mo. (772)359-1640
House for Rent. 2BR/1BA.
Central Air & Heat.
OKEE: 3/1 on 1/2 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $1100. + 1st,
ast, sec/refs. 305-458-8659
OKEE., 3Br/2Ba, Brick, 2 car
garage. $600. mo. + 1st.
Last & Sec. Available Now!
OKEECHOBEE, 3br/1ba, cen-
tral air. (863)763-8058
OKEECHOBEE, 3br/2ba, $850,
2br/2ba, furnished, $800.
Kings Bay. $1150 / month.
Call Rick (863)697-3096 or
Sammy (305)775-6579
w/lake access, Treasure Is-
land, move in cond., small
pets welcome, $750 mo.,
2/2 lake access, Treasure Is-
land, $800 mo., 2/2 CBS,
$1150 mo. Available Imme-
diately! 561-262-1390
front, 3BR, 1.5 BA, LR, DR,
FR, AC/ W/D updated, new
roof, $1300/mo, 1st, last,
sec & refs (561)346-4692

How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
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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 Inspectiono1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

2/1, new c/a, new appliances,
recently remodeled, detached
garage, on 2% fenced acres,
pond. $175,000 firm. Call
863-467-8844 for more info.
COUNTRY HILLS: 2/1, c/a &
heat, 1BR/1BA guest house,
outbuildings, kennel, on 4
3/4 fenced acres, nice
fenced pond, $300,000.
863)467-8844 or
Frame home, 100x150 lot,
motivated seller $75,000
Debra Pinson, Century 21
Horizon Properties.
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, CBS,
on 5 acres, w/barn, near
schools & airport, only 2 mi
from town. Asking $390,000
Contact Laura
OKEECHOBEE: Newly remod-
eled, 4br, 2 ba, Den, 1/2
acre, new roof, A Must See!
$165,000 (863)824-6112
front, 3BR, 1.5 BA, LR, DR,
FR, AC/ W/D updated, new
roof, Family Emergency
CASH deal'$170,000 neg.

SW Mobile Home w/CBS ad-
dition, 3/4 acre, oak trees, 7
miles north of town, cash
sale, $50k. (561)346-4692

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

PLACID, FL., New 2BD cottag-
es on Lake Placid, 300' white
sand beach, dock & addl.
amenities. Call (863)441-2659
Nightly, wkly & mthly, rentals
also avail. Call (863)465-2135

Mobile Homes

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

WIDES. No pets, yearly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. deposit. 863-763-4031
Indiantown lbr/lba $750/mo.
1 Room Cottage $475/mo.
32ft RV/BA $475/mo. incl. elect
2br/1ba singlewide $550/mo.
1st, last & sec. All Incl. City
Water. 561-346-4646

-BANK REPO: 32'x 80'-
Mobile Home Angels

MOBILE HOME: Ouel, 55+
Community. Park Model.
Screened in room. $6500. 2


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport VehiclesATVs 3035

AIR BOAT HULL, Apache, with
cage, $400. (863)885-2166
BASS BOAT, Ranger '82, 175
Mariner, Ranger trailer (new
tires), like new tolling motor.
$2500 neg. (863)697-9704
350 eng. OEM out drive. Runs
good. Very dependable. Needs
TLC. $3500. (863)699-2971
- 14 ft. $295. 863-635-3465

BOAT, 14ft., aluminum, '97
3hp OMC galvanized trailer,
$600 (863)697-3094
FT, Mid 80's. Ready to use.
$275. (863)763-3551
BOAT TRAILER, fits up to 23'
boat, $250 or best offer.
GHEENOE, built in live well
13', w/running lights, asking
$700. 239-340-2833
cabin cruiser w/trlr, 90 hp
Evinrude, new transom,
Owner disabled. $6000.
(863)675-4968. LaBelle.
'2000, 95hp, Double trailer
incld. $2500. or best offer.
SAIL BOAT: Hobie Cat, 14
feet, excellent condition.
SPORTSCRAFT- Tri hull- walk
thru windshield, 60hp Mari-
ner outboard, galv trailer,
$750 (863)467-8038
21ft, w/ '07 galvanized trailer,
60HP 4 stroke Merc. $13,500.
863-414-2346 or 763-4079

ALEGRO, 1978 Travel Trailer,
25 Ft. w/generator. Runs
great. Needs minor repairs.
1500 neg. (863)673-1249
wheel, no title, moderate
shape, $500.

FISH FINDER- Wireless, Brand
new still in box. Great for any
type of fishing. $150.

HONDA CB 900 1982, Cus-
tom, Nice bike. $1500. or
best offer. (239)560-4604
tons, rings & pins. For Suzu-
ki. Brand new, never used.
$600 neg. (863)447-6507
closed, raised lid, ramp door,
like new, $2000
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $500 neg.
YAMAHA- '02, V-Star 1100,
Runs Great, Low miles.
$5500. (863)673-0700

w/spotlight as is $700. Ser
inq only, (863)801-3980

1998, 2WD, runs great,
$1200/neg. (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
oversized piston/tires. Runs
good. Looks OK. $700 neg.
15-353-3032 Lawrence

KEYSTONE- '01, 29', Sleeps 6,
Loaded. Great condition.
$8900. (239)293-5928 Im-


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

4dr, baby blue w/ white leather
int. Cruise, A/C, p/w, p/s, p/I.
$2500. 239-324-5756
CAMERO RS- '97, Conv. Runs,
Needs work. $2000.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle
brakes. Runs great. Cold
AC. Good Shape. $3500. or
best offer. (863)697-6731
CHEVY CAVALIER '96, 4 cyl.,
auto., everything works.
$2500 (863)634-6235
Good condition. Needs mo-
tor. $500. or best offer.
great shape. Moving, must
sell. $800.863-885-2166
FORD FOCUS SE '02, 4 cyl.,
new tires, 37k, exc. cond.,
$8500 neg. (863)697-3251
after 4pm. Okeechobee
orig miles, asking $500
MAZDA '91, 4 cyl., manual
trans., everything works.
$2500 or best offer.
Runs good. $1500. or best
offer. 772-263-0013

OLDS CUTLASS '95- runs
good, good work car, asking
900 or best offer
SCION TC, '06, less than 5k
mi., auto, like new, 1 owner,
$15,800. (863)697-6455
ask for Doris

S'72, redone trans, black leath-
er, green hardback, V8-351.

CHEVY 1994 Ext. Cab, 4x4,
Only 100K mIs. $2200.
4wd, one owner, $1500 or
best offer. (863)902-9855
lent shape, would make
great buggy. $2500

CARPET, brand new, out of
'07 Ford Superduty Crew
Cab, charcoal, perf. cond.,
$400 neg. (863)697-0328
P265/70/17, very nice, fits
GM Trucks '99-'07, $450.
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $1000. or best offer.
ENGINE- factory new GM ZZ4,
0 hrs, w/engine stand,
$2500 firm or trade
JEEP ENGINE: 360, heads &
parts. $150. 863-528-3235
W. Frostproof
OIL COOLER KIT: New, large,
for airboat or GM cars. Re-
duced to $50. Please call
Off '08 F350 King ranch, 4
door, tan, $600. Neg.
polyurethane, fits '99 & up Su-
perduty Ford Crew Cab, $400
neg. (863)763-3555
tires, 13x38x16, w/4 16x10
Extreme Rock Crawler Rims,
$800 for all. (863)763-0665
TIRES (2), Goodyear,
235/45/R17. Good condi-
tion. $75 (863)261-2386 or
TIRES (4): 30 x 9.50 R15. All
terrain. $100. 863-805-2877
TIRES, 4 brand new Super
Swamper Boggers,
16/35/165, w/4 new rims,
$1200. (863)634-1979

TIRES (4) T275/65R18, BG
Goodrich. $100.
TIRES (6) Good Year, 245 /
70R's 19.5, 12 ply. G159
Unisteel. Good tread. $300
all, will sep. (863)824-0801
TOOL BOXES (2) 1 Brand New
and 1 Used. $100.
WHEELS & TIRES (6): Alcoa,
16" fits 88- 97 Dually. $450.

CHEVY 350 '84, 454 engine,
400 turbo trans., body could
use some work. $1400 or
best offer. (863)201-3492
CHEVY STEP SIDE: 1994, with
topper. $3500 or best offer.
DODGE PICKUP: 1983. $800.
Call 239-410-0224
DODGE RAM '96- 2500 4x4,
new trans & new tires, many
extras, $4500 or best offer
4x4, 319, auto, lots of new
farts, 33" Bridgestone, 2"
ft, $2500. (239)369-3269
FORD F150: '86, XLT, 5.0 au-
to, Runs good, with tool box
$700. 863-234-9901 or
FORD F150 XLT, '91, with lift
gate, heavy duty trailer hitch,
runs good, $2500.

FORD F250: 1990, 7.3 Diesel,
standard transmission, 4x4.
$2500 or best offer. Call
FORD F350: '00, dly, 7.3 die-
sel, auto, ac, long bed, tow
pkg, Ithr, stereo. Looks & runs
great! $15,000 954-328-8627
cab, Great shape. $5900. View
-revwats. Phone # on Site
GMC 2500- '01, Duramax die-
sel, 4x4, 130K mi. & '2000
Lance truck camper 8.5'
stove, frig., Queen sz bed,
full ba. Fits shortbed ext
cab. $17,000. Will sep.
SCHOOL BUS: '80, Chevy, 20
passenger, 81k mi, rebuilt
engine and trans, runs great.
$1895 neg. 561-758-4337

gas mileage, 2dr, runs good,
low miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Heavenly arithmetic
Oakview Baptist Church gives us a lesson in heavenly arithmetic.

Christian Home Educators Drama Club
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee's drama club presented Rotten Rodney by
David F. Scott On Monday, May 7, at Oakview Baptist Church. The cast (in no particular
order)are : Wesley Beam, Nathaniel Beam, Hannah Cutler, Brittny Cutler, Tyler Addington,
Rebekah Hall, Andrew Hall, Christina Smiley, Justin Smiley, Andrew Smiley, Stephanie
Perera, Stacy Perera, David Womble, Daniel Womble, Karen Cortez, Arianna Cortez,
Kaylee Whidden and director Cathy Womble.

Community Events

Genealogical Society to meet
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet on Monday, June
11, at 1:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th
St. There is always something for the beginner as well as the more experi-
enced. Visitors are always welcome. For information, call Eve Olson at
(863) 467-2674.

CIS hosting skateboard camp
Communities In School will host a skateboard camp June 11-15 for
ages 7 and under; June 18-22 for ages 8-10; and, June 25-29 for ages 11-
15. Sign ups for this camp will be on June 4 beginning at 9 a.m. Registra-
tion will be held at the CIS/PAL office located at New Endeavor High
School, 575 S.W. 28th St. For information, call (863) 462-5863.

Methodist church plans Bible school
Lift Off, Soaring to New Heights is the theme of the Vacation Bible
School to be held at First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.,
June 11-15 from 5 until 8 p.m. A light dinner will begin each session.
There will be adult classes as well as three children's classes for ages 5
and under, those 6 to 8 and those 9 to 11. Childcare is available for babies
and toddlers. For information, call (863) 763-4021.

OSAC resource committee to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community resource
committee will meet Monday, June 11, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
at 1600 S.W Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open
to the public. For information, call Keith Striping at (863) 763-6064.

OSAC training panel will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
outreach/training committee will meet Monday, June 11, from 9 until 10
a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open to the public. For
information, call Ken Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.

OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting will
be held Tuesday, June 12, from 11:30 until 12:45 p.m. at the Church of the
Nazarene, 425 S.W 28th St. Everyone is welcome and lunch will be
served. All parents and PTO members from Okeechobee's public and
private schools are encouraged to attend and assist in developing the
countywide prevention plan. For information, call Lydia Jean Williams at
(863) 634-9015.

Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, June 13, at 11:30 a.m. at 575 S.W. 28th St., in
the New Endeavors School building. This meeting is open to the
public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a
statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and imple-
menting services for pregnant women and infants. The Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promot-
ing healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okee-
chobee. For information, call executive director Kay Begin at (863)

Learning coalition sets meeting date
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin & Okeechobee
Counties, Inc. will hold an Okeechobee County provider/advisory
council meeting on Wednesday, June 13, at noon at Okeechobee
One Stop Career Center, 207-209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.

Wildlife center plans fundraiser
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will host its annual sum-
mer open house fundraiser on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. Come see native Florida wildlife including panthers, bobcats
and other cool critters and enjoy the beauty of the half-acre butterfly
garden. Admission includes refreshments. Admission is $10 for
adults and $5 for children 6-12. Children under 6 will be admitted
free. The center is located at 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace. For directions,
go to; or, call (863) 763-4630.

Church hosting Avalanche Ranch
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, invites children
ages 3 years to fifth grade to Avalanche Ranch: A wild ride through
God's word, June 18-22 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. This summer our
church will be a stampede of excitement as we learn about God in a
fun, loving and relaxed setting. For information, call Becky at (863)

Oakview hosting vacation Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., will hold vacation
Bible school Monday through Friday, June 18-22, from 6 until 9 p.m.
The theme will be Game Day Central: Where Heroes Are Made. Pre-
registration is not mandatory but is suggested. There will be a kick-
off with fun and games on Saturday, June 16, from 9 until 11:30 a.m.
For information, call (863) 763-1699.

Camp for infants and parents offered
Healthy Start will present a Baby and Me Camp. Participants will
attend a one week camp with their infants to learn about parenting,
safety, self esteem and many other topics. Participants will receive a
stipend of $75 for attending a full week of camp. Participants and
their infants must be registered by June 29. Teen girls up to 18 years
old who are pregnant or have a child from birth to age 3 are eligible
to participate. The father of the baby may also attend. The first camp
is July 16-20; second camp is July 23-27; and, third camp is July 30-
Aug. 3. Camps are from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call The
Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877 to register.

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free
summer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. -- Students
Offering Solutions performance troupe. Thirty youth between the
ages of 12-18 will be trained to perform alcohol/drug prevention
skits, write skits and learn to give presentations. The program will
run for six weeks, from July 6 through Aug. 10, and there are two
sites from which to choose: First Baptist Church and Douglas Park
Community Center. For information and an application, call Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Benefit beauty pageant Is planned
The 12th annual Mr. & Miss Firecracker Fundraiser Beauty
Pageant will be held Saturday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee High School lecture hall, 2800 U.S. 441 N. Funds raised will
go to the Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue volunteers to be used to
purchase needed equipment. Age groups for girls will be 0 months
to 21 years. Ages for boys will be 0 months to 9 years. Categories are
beauty, photogenic, most beautiful/handsoine, best dressed and the
cover queen/king for the program book. Deadline to enter is Sunday,
July 8, at 5 p.m. No exceptions. For information call Donny Arnold at
(863) 634-6464; Pat Yeates at (863) 634-6985; or, Margie at Fire/Res-
cue during business hours at (863) 763-5544.

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

CHEVY BLAZER S-10: 1993,
4WD, 92k mi. Body & interi-
or worn but runs good.
$2500 firm. 863-467-1700
dr, Leather, Low mi. Exc
cond. Factory warranty 1
owner $18K. (863)357-3026
HIGHLANDER 2002: Clean ti-
tle. 4 Door, Auto., Luggage
rack, C/C, A/C, PW, PL.
$13,000. (863)675-5887
1991. Runs! $2000 or best
offer. 863-673-8396
RAV4 1998, 4x2, Great gas
mileage. Reliable, Clean.
78K, 1 Owner, Garage kept.
$6595. (863)532-0056

DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
$2500 (863)697-2032
Tri axle, pintle hitch, good
condition, $1750
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. Like new.
Asking $500. (561)670-3636
floor, new wheels and tires,
$300 (863)467-1224
minum Tool Box & Tilt
Frame. $350.

Runs great. New battery and
brakes. $1500.
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2000 (863)763-3451

Public Notices

Pubia Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

Awesome Self Storage, 6489 US 441 SE,
Okeechobee, FL 34974 will dispose of
stored items on June 13,2007.
owners Un.11
Alisa Alley 49
Chares Booker 676
Gregg Jaime 357
Harvey or Robin Newman 91
21553 ON 6/2,9/07

Time to dean out the
attic, basement 1and/r
garage? Advertise youp
yard sale In the classi-
fieds and make your
clean un a breeze

14 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 2, 2007

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1993 Chevy Astro Cargo P4107A............................ 2,995
1995 Ford Bronco XLT 4x4 7047A...................$.....$3,995
1999 Pontiac Montana 7603.......................................... 4,995
1998 Chevy S-10 Pickup 7047A1................................. '4,995
1988 Chevy Caprice Nice!P41o9A........................ $4,995
2000 Buick Lasabre 7644A............................................... 5,995
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue 7536A ........................$.....$5,995
2002 Chevy S-10 C4117A .................................................... $5,995
2003 Kia Spectra 6830A............................................$.....$5,995
2001 Ford XL Ext. Cab 7312A................................... 6,995
1999 Honda Civic EX 7596A ...............................$.....$7,995
2000 Dodge Durango 7346B ........................8,995
2001 Chevrolet Blazer 7157A .........................8,995
2003 Dodge Caravan 7103A ........................ 8,995
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 7635A ...............8,995
2005 Chevy RT. Cruiser 7182B ......................8,995
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 7083B ...........................9,995
2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette 6514A .................9,995

2004 Saturn Vue 6216A .....................................11,995
2003 VW Jetta (Wolfsburg) C4094H......................2,995
2005 Chevy Venture VanP411o ....................13,995
2001 Chevy Silverado Ext Cab, Loaded 7474A.$15,995
1995 Chevy Corvette Low Miles (Red) 7353A1 $16,995
2005 Chevy 2500 Cargo Van P4107 ............... $16,995
2003 Chevy Trailblazer Ext, LS, GMcert7038B .$16,995
2002 Chevy Silverado Ext Cab, LS 7241A ...... $16,995
2006 Chevrolet Express 2500 Cargo7520A .... $17,995
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT GM cert.7193A ...$17,995
2004 Chevy Tahoe 6319A ..............................18,995
2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport 7618A ............... $18,995
2007 Chevrolet Silverado Crew cab GM Cert. C4092 22,995
2003 GMC Yukon XL Loaded 7083A ............. $22,995
2006 Chevy Trailblazer EXT C4100 ..............$22,995
2007 Chevy Trailblazer LS C4101 .....................22,995
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 4x4 crewCab7345A ........$24,995
2006 Chevy Tahoe 4x4, Sunroof C4103................. $29,995
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