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Publication Date: June 3, 2007
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Vol.98No.54O OSunday, June 3,200775 Plus tax

Vol. 98 No. 154 Sunday, June 3, 2007 75 Plus tax

New watering
limits in effect
The Okeechobee area is now
under Phase III water restrictions.
Lawn watering is now limited
to one day a week from 4 until 8
a.m. and 5 until 7 p.m. for low
volume hand watering.
Addresses with odd numbers
are permitted to water on Satur-
days and addresses with even
numbers are permitted to irrigate
on Sunday.
More information is available
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 Man-
agement District (SFWMD) lock
will remain closed until water lev-
els have returned to safe operat-
ing 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 navigation
hazard. Also, the lakeward
approach to the navigation lock
has become shallow enough that
boaters may have difficulty navi-
gating safely.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (800) 250-4200 or (863)
SFWMD web site
offers water info
Due to the extreme water
shortage 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.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD)
implemented an interactive
option on their web site at that allows res-
idents to enter their zip code to
find the water restrictions for
their area.
As the web site was initially
being developed, some of the
links to the zip codes in the Okee-
chobee area incorrectly indicated
that groundwater wells in the
area were also under mandatory
restrictions. Although everyone is
strongly encouraged to conserve
water, the use of groundwater
wells is not restricted at this time.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260 or (800)

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

Lake levels

8.94 feet
Lake level

(SOURCE: South
Florida Water
Management Dis-
trict. Depth given
in feet above sea level.)

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how to contact the newspaper.

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Kissimmee Prairie Preserve: Pristine wilderness

iwiimaryAnn morris
The Kissimmee Prairie stretches down from central Florida. 54,000 acres of land, miles
of it, open and seemingly endless, are preserved as nature made it in the northwestern
Okeechobee County.

State park can take you away
By MaiyAnn Morris 1

In the northwestern corner of
Okeechobee County sits one of
the top award-winning
preserve/parks in the United
States. The Kissimmee Prairie Pre-
serve State Park (KPPSP), 54,000
acres of pristine prairie wilderness
is about 25 miles up from down-
town Okeechobee. It is the largest
remaining tract of Florida Dry
This land is available for study,
hiking, butterfly and bird watch-
ing, discovering Florida wildflow-
ers, and star-gazing (it is one of
about two sites so dark that
astronomers come to view the
night sky on moonless nights. But
unless you enjoy these quiet pur-
suits, the park is not for you. But if
you revel in the silence of nature
and wide openness beyond imag-
ining, the park is for you.
There are two campgrounds:
one with water and electric (Kil-
patrick Campground) and a primi-
tive campground with 15 large
horse paddocks, a community
See Park-Page 2

INI/MaryAnn Morris
In natural Florida, periodic lightning sets fire to the land
to burn and renew. Today, prescribed, controlled burns
duplicate nature. It takes surprisingly little time to see
the land reborn in its endless cycle.

Clewiston's zoo a delight

Editor's note: What did peo-
ple do for entertainment in the
early years around the lake
area? The late Beryl Bowden,
who wrote for the Clewiston
News covered that topic in this
story published December 1983.
The article comes from the
Clewiston Museum's collection
of Beryl Bowzden's) writings. It
was transcribed by MaryAnn
"Near the lakeshore center of
activity in early Clewiston, resi-
dents built a small zoo in which
were several wild animals, many
of them.captured nearby. Of spe-
cial interest, was a wildcat whose
cage was next to that of two
small.monkeys, known as Mike
and Ike.
"The monkeys were constant-
ly fighting and feuding. One day
Mike, tired of the fight, forced a
small opening in the wire and
slipped into the cage with the
wildcat. The cat did not object, so
the monkey remained.
"After a day or so, Mike

A series about Florida's
pioneers and history


climbed back through the hole
into his own cage with Ike. But
Ike was not ready to bury the
hatchet and the fighting began
anew. However, this time it was
Ike who slipped through the hole
into the wildcat's cage. Again, the
cat did not object.
This became a pattern of life
for the animals; either monkey
could enjoy the company of the
wildcat, but if the other monkey
intruded, the first monkey would
slip back into the empty cage.
"The Moore Haven newspa-
per printed a little story about the

unusual behavior of the animals.
It attracted the attention of Harri-
son Fuller, editor of the Fort Myers
Press, who made the long, rough
journey to Clewiston to see for
himself. He spent several hours at
the zoo and was convinced the
absurd story was true.
"Wild animals find a way to
settle their differences. Perhaps
humans can learn a lesson from
"Zoo watching provided early
residents with a mild form of
recreation, then other activities
soon followed with participants
and spectators joining to relieve
the tedium of work and idle
hours in a rather isolated com-
"The earliest sport for which
any local preparation was made
seems to be boxing, which was
popular in the South Florida area
at the time. An outdoor ring was
constructed near the lakeshore.
Boxers from other towns also
See Zoo-Page 2

Stock up on


supplies now

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
With the start of hurricane
season, people are beginning to
think seriously about stocking
up on. supplies and which sup-
plies are necessary during this
hectic season.
Below is a list of must haves,
along with tips on storage.
Prepare a. hurricane supply_
kit in plastic containers with lids
so they will be portable yet easy
to store. Make a checklist of nec-
essary items and keep it handy
with the containers. Recom-

mended items to have ready,
according to the Southern
Region Headquarters of Nation-
al Oceanic- & Atmospheric
Administration, (NOAA)
cash or travelers checks;
lantern with extra fuel;
first aid kit with bandages,
scissors, petroleum jelly, antisep-
tic spray, hydrogen peroxide,
antacids,/aspirin, thermometer,,
rubbing alcohol and anti-diar-
rhea medication;
See Supplies Page 2

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School pride
Noah Underwood showed his school pride by wearing
purple and gold socks under his graduation gown
Thursday evening at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center. He was among 334 seniors graduating from
Okeechobee High School.

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mosquito repellent;
** food and supplies (at least a
three-day supply): drinking water
(1 gal/person/day), food (canned
or dried requiring no cooking or
refrigeration), manual can opener,
disposable eating utensils and
hygiene items: soap (hand
sanitizer), personal hygiene items,
towelettes or paper towels, plastic
trash bags;
e documents: important tele-
phohe numbers, bank books or
account numbers, legal docu-
ments (family records of birth,
marriage, death, will, insurance,
contracts, deeds, etc.), credit card
numbers and companies, pass-
port, social security cards, immu-
nization records, computer infor-
mation, family pictures, household
goods inventory;
flashlight for each person
with extra batteries;
tarp (for temporary roof
tools and repair supplies:
hammer, nails, ax, knife, pliers,
handsaw, screwdrivers, heavy
sunglasses and sunscreen;
baby supplies: formula, bot-
tles, powdered milk, diapers, med-
pet supplies: food, leash and
carrier, vaccination records, food
and water containers.


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water supply and a composting
toilet nearby. Several primitive
campsites are out on the Prairie
Loop Trail.
Short walking trails are nearby
for day wandering. There are picnic
tables near the park office under
spreading oak trees with restrooms
Most of the park is accessible by
100 miles of multi-use trails and
many new trails have been added.
Biking, hiking and backpacking
and horseback riding allow for a
leisurely flower, butterfly and bird
watching. Alligators and deer are
common and sightings; fox, river
otter and wildcat have also been
reported. Out on the prairie are
marshes of 1,000 acres and round
depressions left by the wearing
away of the limestone underneath
(sinkholes),or natural depressions.
"From the air, that is exactly

For more information about
hurricane preparedness from
NOAA, visit the web at
The Red Cross website recom-
mends folding beach chairs for
sleeping in case you need to go to a
shelter. For more, visit their website
The U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture's website hosts a consumer
alert for keeping food safe during
and after a weather emergency
that was last modified in June
2006. The information was made
available to help reduce the poten-
tial of foodborne illness due to food
spoilage from power outages and
other problems associated with
severe weather events.
Steps they recommend for food
safety include the following:
Keep an appliance ther-
mometer in the refrigerator and
freezer to help determine the safety
of food.
Make sure the freezer is at or
below 0 degrees F and refrigerator
is at or below 40 degrees F.
Freeze containers of water to
help keep food cold in the freezer,
refrigerator or coolers if the power
goes out.
Freeze refrigerated items such
as leftovers, milk and fresh meat
and poultry that are not needed
immediately to keep them at a safe
temperature longer.
Plan ahead and know where
dry ice and block ice can be pur-
Store food on shelves safely

how they look," said park manager,
Charlie Brown. "They are called
'basin marsh' or 'bulls-eye marsh'
depending on size. From above
they are perfectly round.'
"Prairie" is low, sandy grass-
land; some marshy, some higher,
but plants don't go much over a
foot or so high. Even trees are
short. The "runner oak" has holly-
like leaves, but is an oak and is
connected by underground run-
ners. And it does get acorns. For
flowers, KPPSP is one of the top
areas in the United States for dif-
ferent kinds of flowers.
"Botanists are either lumperss'
or splitterss." They either put a lot
of things in one category or each
in its own," said park manager,
Charlie Brown. "Depending
which group you talk to the
KPPSP is either the number one or
number two on the list of top
places is the United States to see
the most varieties of wildflowers.
Butterflies follow the flowers in
numbers. A published list of differ-
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its safety. If the food still contains
ice crystals, the food should be
Discard refrigerated perish-
able food such as meat, poultry,
fish, soft cheese, milk, eggs, left-
overs and deli items after four
hours without power.
Drink only bottled water if
flooding has occurred.
Discard all food that came in
contact with flood water, including
canned goods.
Discard wooden cutting
boards, plastic utensils, baby bottle
nipples, and pacifiers.
Thoroughly wash all metal
pans, ceramic dishes and utensils
that came in contact with flood
water with hot soapy water and
sanitize by boiling them in clean
water or by immersing them for 15
minutes in a solution of chlorine
bleach per quart of water.
For more information on food
safety during a weather emer-
gency, call toll free to the USDA
Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-
674-6854. For the hearing
impaired, call (TTY) 1-800-256-
The Hotline is staffed by food
safety experts weekdays from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. EDT. Food safety
recordings can be heard 24 hours a
day using a touch-tone phone.
Information is also available from
the Food Safety and Inspection Ser-
vice (FSIS) website:

is. During winter months, areas
are burned under supervision.
This renews the land and enables
species like the gopher tortoise
and grasshopper sparrow to make
it their home.
Starting July 1, a $2 per car (up
to eight people) admission fee will
be charged. Equestrian fees are $4
per rider or $12 for a family of up
to eight riders. Pedestrians or bicy-
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out of the way of contaminated
water in case of flooding.
Have coolers on hand to keep
refrigerated food cold if power is
out more than four hours.
Make/get ice cubes and gel packs
ahead of time for use in coolers.
Group food together in the
freezer. This helps the food stay
cold longer.
After the weather emergency:
Keep refrigerator and freezer
doors closed as much as possible
to maintain the cold temperature.
The refrigerator will keep
unopened food safely cold for
about four hours. A full freezer will
hold the temperature for about 48
hours 24 hours if it is half-full
and door stays closed.
Food may be safely refrozen if
it still contains ice crystals or is at 40
degrees F or below.
Never taste food to determine
its safety!
Obtain dry or block ice to
keep refrigerator and freezer as
cold as possible if the power is
going to be out for a prolonged
period of time. Fifty pounds of dry
ice should hold an 18-cubic-foot
full freezer for two days.
If the power has been out for
several days, check the tempera-
ture of the freezer with an appli-
ance or food thermometer. If the
food still contains ice crystals or is
at 40 degrees F or below, the food
should be safe.
If a thermometer has not
been kept in the freezer, check
each package of food to determine

the park office or online on the
Florida State Park Web site.
Same with birds; KPPSP is the
only place in the world to find, the
grasshopper sparrow, a tiny
ground-dwelling bird. Right now a
pair of white-tailed kites is nesting
in a clump of trees along the
entrance road.
Before human intervention,
lightning caused Florida's land to
burn periodically. Now, controlled
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Jess Willard and Jack Phalen boxing at Camp Johnston
sometime after 1910. Boxing was a popular sport In South
Florida in the early years. Clewiston had a boxing ring and
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came occasionally to challenge the
local fighters and the bouts attract-
ed a good audience. Young men,

even high school students, trained
and practiced on their own initia-
tive. Some of these were Smiley
Williams, Pete Doub, Earl Dyess,
Eddie Bronson, Hooky Avant,
George Waldron, J.E. Davidson and
Bill Snell."

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Okeechobee Forecast

Sunday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the upper 80s. The wind will be from the
west 5 to 10 mph.-The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 60s. The wind
will be from the southwest 5 to 10 mph.

Extended Forecast
Monday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The wind will be
from the southwest 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the
afternoon. The chance of rain is 20 percent.
Monday night Mostly clear with the low in the upper 60s.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with the high in the lower 90s.
Tuesday night Partly cloudy with the low in the upper 60s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with a chance of afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of rain
is 30 percent.
Wednesday night Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 70s.
Thursday: Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of rain is 30 percent.
Thursday night Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain
is 20 percent.


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News Briefs

Disaster preparation workshop scheduled
OKEECHOBEE FHREDI (Florida's Heartland REDI, Inc.) is invit-
ing area business owners to attend a Disaster Preparedness Workshop
on Wednesday, June 6, at the South Florida Water Management -
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

U.SA.C.E. starts new lock schedule
LAKE OKEECHOBEE Due to low water levels the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will begin a new lock sched-
ule on the W.P. Franklin and St. Lucie locks on the Okeechobee Water-
way that went into effect Tuesday, May 22.
The Franklin and St. Lucie Locks will lock boats through only at 10
a.m. and 3 p.m. with one lockage in each direction. The locks at
Ortona, Moore Haven and Port Mayaca will continue to provide lock-
age on an unrestricted basis, between 6 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Conditions will be evaluated on weekly basis.
Additional information concerning Lake Okeechobee, the Okee-
chobee Waterway and related Navigation Bulletins may be obtained
on the Jacksonville District web site at,
and linking to the Navigation section; or, by calling (904) 232-2236.
This lock schedule will be in effect until further notice.

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.
13 1st Lane, for boys and girls between the ages of 8-13.
Clinic hours will be from 8 a.m. until noon each day, and instruction
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.

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Students who showed a year's growth in math and reading were invited to a "Pizza Pig
Out" during lunch on the last day of school. YMS had 375 students that earned the "Pizza
Pig Out". Students in no particular order are: Allan Leitner, Dillon Hadley, Edwin Robles,
Fletcher Provencher, and Analilia Serrano

Community Events

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No
child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The Big Red Bus mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking
lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the last Saturday of each month from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (561) 845-2323, ext. 1203 or
(772) 215-8360. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age
limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes
and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is
needed for all donors.

Declawing has its pros and cons

it in literary terms, to declaw or not
to declaw- that is the question.
Making the decision to remove
a cat's fingernails has pros and
cons, and cat owners should con-
sider both before going through
with the procedure, experts say.
The most important thing to
consider is the fact that the proce-
dure is permanent. Dr. Mark Stick-
ney, a veterinarian at the College of
Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical
Sciences at Texas A&M University,
advises against declawing if the cat
will be outdoors because it will
have difficulty defending itself
against predators.
"Once it is declawed, it is
declawed forever, so you have to
be able to make the commitment
that the cat will be an indoor-only
cat," says Stickney.
In addition to permanently
making the cat an indoor pet, a cat
owner should consider several
other things before deciding to
declaw a pet:.
When should the cat be
declawed? The ideal age to declaw
a cat is six to eight months.
"At that age the procedure is
simple to perform and the kittens
are usually back to their regular
selves about a day after the proce-
dure," says Stickney.
Older and overweight cats have
a rougher recovery; they may be
lame for a week or two after the
Will the cat feel pain? "Like
any surgical procedure, there is
pain involved," says Stickney.
"Because cats are going to be
walking around on those feet after-
ward, there is no way to avoid ten-
To alleviate the pain, he adds,
cats should be sent home with an
anti-inflammatory or other medi-
cine from your veterinarian.
What can owners expect after
surgery? Cat owners should expect
some lameness in their pet with
daily improvement. Also, if the cat
is walking around, especially on a
hard tile floor, there may be a little
spotting for a day or two after the
How should the owner care
for the cat after surgery? Restricting
the cat's exercise by confining it to
a small area will help keep the
feline off its feet. Pet owners should
move food and water bowls near
the cat and use shredded newspa-
per or paper towels as litter for the
few weeks following the surgery.
The gravel from clay litter can get
into the incisions and disrupt the
healing process, Stickney says.
' *"Will the cat's behavior
change? Once the cat has healed
from surgery, the animal should be
back to normal.
"If the cats were scratchers to
begin with, they'll still act like they
have claws and scratch," says Stick-
"They don't act any differently
than before surgery."

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Community Events

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. Registration 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. Child-
care is available for babies and toddlers. For information, call
(863) 763-4021.

Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky
Smith at (863) 462-5877.

Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby
items such as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes,
strollers and other items for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from
the sale of donated items will be used to benefit infants and preg-
nant women in the community. For information, call (863) 462-

Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employ-
ment requirements for individuals working in various vocations.
This is a self-study course that includes text work and the success-
ful completion of a multiple choice written test. The cost of the
course is $15. Call the local Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for

Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of \x'lnt.:.. r. to-help man
the skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any
day of the week. We will provide training and background
screenings. For information, contact Mike. Davis, youth project
director, at (863) 462-5863.

Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard
sales on Thursday and Friday, every week from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
For information, call (863) 763-4242.

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings
for membership. The members of the volunteer council protect
and advocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique
needs. Volunteers are appointed by the governor for a four-year
term. Local meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the
month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for
information; or, visit

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty print-
er or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W.
23rd Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy
at (863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth
education classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308
N.W Fifth Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at
(863) 462-5877.

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Guest Commentary

Cities try to bridge racial divide

By Theodore M. Shaw

When we commemorated the
53rd anniversary of Brown v.
Board of Education in May, we
celebrated the importance of the
landmark Supreme Court case
that broke the back of legalized
But Brown's promise has been
betrayed by racially separate and
financially unequal public
The Supreme Court is poised
to decide two cases that give the
Justices and the nation an oppor-
tunity to cling to the promise of
Brown by upholding voluntary
desegregation efforts of the
Louisville and Seattle school dis-
The Supreme Court's unani-
mous decision in Brown gave life
to the possibility of equal educa-
tion for black children, striking
down the "separate but equal"
The communities in Louisville
and Seattle have continued this
pursuit, blending creativity and
parental choice to produce plans
that accomplish racial diversity.
As a result, students of all races

and ethnicities are learning
together in the same building, an
act unimaginable for many Amer-
icans 50 years ago.
Although they are under no
legal obligation to do so, these
communities are trying to bridge
the racial divide that continues to
plague much of America.
They do so because they know
that America is better when we
are racially united than racially
divided. If America's children are
to be prepared for a racially
diverse workforce there is no bet-
ter place to start than the school
Parents, school administrators
and elected representatives in
Louisville and Seattle have collec-
tively chosen the promise of
Brown and the power of racial
Despite the undisputed bene-
fits of integration for members of
all racial groups, these communi-
ty policies are under assault by
those who profess that voluntary
efforts to integrate America's
schools are no different from
mandatory laws segregating
America's schools.
Even more troubling, oppo-
nents of the Louisville and Seattle

Upcoming Events

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 from 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., at8 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.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who
are interested in working towards the betterment of our community.
For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
N.A. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Sports Complex pavilion, 580 N.W.
27th Lane, next to the pool. For information call (863) 634-4780.

Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of.
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

school district plans and other
schools like them invoke
Brown in support of this con-
tention, reducing its core holding
to an absolute ban on all race
conscious measures, regardless
of intent or effect. For them, vol-
untary integration and intentional
segregation are legally and moral-
ly equivalent.
But there is no symmetry
between voluntary race con-
scious efforts to preserve integra-
tion on the one hand and
racially segregative actions aimed
at exclusion on the other hand.
The distorted view of Brown
pushed by the opponents of vol-
untary integration is far too nar-
row. It renders superfluous a key
part of one of the Supreme
Court's most important decisions.
In Brown, the Court found "sepa-
rate educational facilities are
inherently unequal." Having rec-
ognized the inherent nature of
racial inequality in their schools,
the communities of Louisville and
Seattle have decided to do some-
thing about it.
School districts should be able
to address racial inequality even if
they are not under court order.
The Supreme Court has long said

it lacks the institutional capacity
to run the nation's public schools
and must respect the decisions of
school districts where possible.
On more than one occasion, the
Supreme Court has suggested
that school districts can do what
they believe is necessary to inte-
grate their schools.
Whatever Brown's consider-
able impact on this country has
been, racially segregated public
education remains a fact of Amer-
ican life. The days of mandatory
public school desegregation are
all but over. All that is left of
Brown is voluntary school deseg-
If the Supreme Court declares
that the voluntary efforts in Seattle
and Louisville must end, then nei-
ther Brown's substance nor its
shadow will remain.

Editor's note: Theodore M.
Shaw is director-counsel and
president of the NAACP Legal
Defense Fund, the organization
that argued Brown v. Board of
Education before the Supreme
Court. He argued Jenkins v. Mis-
souri, the last school desegrega-
tion case decided by the Court.

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 Reflect-
sons on Sunday, June 3, at 11 a.m. For information, call (863)
634-0344 or (863) 467-6066.

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,
beginning 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-

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
information, 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 Horsermanship. 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 infor-
mation and sign ups call come the Okeechobee County Exten-
sion Office at (863) 763-6469, or come to the office at 458 U.S. 98

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 infor-
mation, contact 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.

Coalition board sets meeting date
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board
will meet Wednesday, June 6, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 1600
S.W Second Ave. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open
to board members. For information, call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-

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 guests.

Okee-Tantie hosting RCAA races June 9-10
The Radio Controlled Airboat Association (RCAA) will hold
radio controlled airboat races on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday,
June 10, at the Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina from 8 a.m.
until 6 p.m. This event is free for spectators and racers and every-
one is welcome to attend and/or participate. For information, call
Chris Selph at (863) 447-1735.

Bake sale aids missionary projects
A bake sale, sponsored by the ladies of the church, will be
held Saturday, June 9, at the Presbyterian Church USA, 312 N Par-
rott Ave. Doors will open at 9 a.m. Proceeds will go towards sev-
eral missionary projects. For information, call Eleanor Newhouse
at (863) 763-6928.

Genealogical Society to meet
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet on Mon-
day, 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 experienced. Visitors are always
welcome. For information, call Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674.

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Submitted photo/Bill Black
Jim Waldau Junior Golf scholarships
The Jim Waldau Junior Golf scholarships were presented to (in no particular order) Rachel Lowe, Kristina Mellette, Britani
Bryner, Cameron White, Christy Schmidt, Kelci Breaux, Britney Suit, Alyss Hampton, Kara Faullin, Kyle Buckner and Justin
Engler by Bridgett Waldau (back row, right) at the annual Okeechobee High School scholarship night presentations.

What is the best Father's Day gift?

This is the time of year that
everyone asks for my recommen-
dations to help him or her shop
for father's day gifts. I always
have tips for what to buy dad for
Father's Day. My friends at all the
equipment companies make cer-
tain to let me know what is the
latest in clubs, balls and acces-
i Clothing, such as a new golf
i shirt is usually a hit. I think I've
got all the ties I need, even the
ones with a golf theme.
I've got more golf shoes than I
have space in my closet. Besides,
I only have two feet.
A lesson with a PGA Teaching
Professional is usually a good bet.
However, only if that dad will
practice what he has been taught.

A trip to play at some exotic
locale, perhaps Scotland would
make any dad happy. Hopefully
you've been saving for quite
some time for a gift of that magni-

As I thought about what the
very best gift a father could
receive for Father's Day, it
became very apparent to me that
the best gift costs little or nothing
at all. It is the gift of time.
You see I was just twelve
when I lost my father. It was not
something I had time to prepare
for. I had not taken up the game
of golf until I was thirteen. I never
got to play a single round with my
father. I never was able to tell him
about the hole-in-one I shot at
Bethpage Black the year after he
I wish I knew in advance he
would be called from this earth
so suddenly. There are many
things I would have done and

said had I known.
So, if you are fortunate to have
your father here to share this spe-
cial day my advice is to give the
gift of time. It does not cost any-
thing, yet it is priceless.
Golf is a game of life. It teaches
lessons. You learn about your
playing partners. It enhances rela-
Spend a father and son day at
the driving range, putting green,
country club or splurge and go to
a resort. Then never forget the
special moments you share.
I'll continue to provide tips on
the material things that do make
golf more fun. However, today,
please take my advice. Make spe-
cial plans for the dad (and grand-
dad) that you love.

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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, June 3, 2007


Red palm mite could

be heading for Florida

Tiny menace
the Caribbean

culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son said his department is closely
monitoring the migration of the
red palm mite (Raoiella indica
Hirst). Though it has not arrived
in -Florida, agriculture officials
fear it is only a matter of time
before it does.
"Arrival of the red palm mite in
Florida could threaten Florida's
vibrant ornamental palm indus-
try," Bronson. said "The depart-
ment is aggressively surveying for
this dangerous plant pest, and we
are participating in joint pro-
grams with other agricultural
organizations to delay its entry
into the state and to develop con-
trol measures in the likely event
of its appearance in our country,"
said Bronson.
The red palm mite quickly
spread ever closer to the U.S.
mainland after it was identified in
the Western Hemisphere three
years ago on the Caribbean
island of Martinique. The mite is
now in St. Lucia, Dominica,
Grenada, Guadeloupe, Mar-
tinique, St. Martin, the Dominican
Republic, Trinidad, Puerto Rico,
and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
According to the U.S. Department
of Agriculture, the invasion repre-
sents the biggest mite explosion
ever observed in the Americas.
The. red palm mite causes seri-
ous leaf damage, which ruins the
ornamental value of palms, and
some growers anticipate as
much as a 50-percent loss in
coconut production. Scientists
observed that the mite has
spread in the Caribbean to infest
other exotic and ornamental
plants, including banana and
heliconia species. Equally worri-
some is the mite's ability to dis-
perse with the wind, which in
Florida means that hurricane sea-
son may bring with it more than
devastating weather.
In Florida, members of the
Cooperative Agricultural Pest Sur-
vey Program (CAPS) a com-
bined effort by state and federal
agricultural agencies to conduct
surveillance, detection, and mon-
itoring of exotic plant pests has
been on the lookout for potential
invasions of the mite since late

An intensive outreach pro-
gram is underway involving the
distribution of flyers and educa-
tional materials to county exten-
sion agents, growers, nursery
owners, and landscapers. Out-
reach to cruise ship-tourists is also
being conducted because they
often return to Florida with
woven palm handicraft souvenirs.
Surveys for potential palm
infestations have been conducted
in coastal areas of Miami-Dade,
Hillsborough, Sarasota, Manatee,
Pinellas, Broward, Monroe (Flori-
da Keys) and Lee counties. In
May, another survey of coastal
areas near ports, as well as nurs-
ery environs was completed. No
evidence of red palm mite infes-
,tations was found.
Ongoing activities include
additional surveys and intensify-
ing outreach and educational
programs to county extension
agents, importers, landscapers,
plant nurseries and the public.
If you need further information
on the red palm mite, please con-
tact Florida Department of Agri-
culture & Consumer Services'
entomologist Dr. Cal Welbourn and/
or visit the Department's red palm
mite' pest alert page at:
After reviewing the pest alert, if
you think you have seen a red
palm mite, please contact the
department's helpline at 888-397-

Livestock Market Report

May 30, 2007
Breaking $51.0
Cutter $45.1
Canner $41.0
1000-1500 $55.0
1500-2000 $54.0

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Feeder prices remain strong this
week with most classes steady to
maybe $1. higher. Slaughter cows
and bulls were $1-2 lower but not
near as low as our water table and
Lake "O". Take advantage of our
PCA Internet sales every other
Thursday for your truckload lots of
calves. Prices have been strong late-
ly. S.Y Hartt, Avon Park topped the
calf market with a high of $2.15.

Nominations sought for Agricultural Hall Of Fame

TALLAHASSEE Florida Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services Com-
missioner Charles H. Bronson
announced that nominations are
now being accepted for candidates
to the Florida Agricultural Hall of
Fame in 2008. The deadline for
submitting nominations is Septem-
ber 1,2007.
"The Florida Agricultural Hall of
Fame was created to honor Flori-
da's agricultural pioneers and lead-
ers," Bronson said. "I hope every-
one will take a moment to consider
who should be nominated this year
for the highest honor bestowed by
the agricultural community."
Previous inductees have come
from all walks of life: agricultural
teachers, researchers, farmers,

ranchers and government leaders.
Their lives and achievements are
commemorated in a display on
permanent exhibit in the Florida
Agricultural Hall of Fame Founda-
tion building at the Florida State
Fairgrounds in Tampa. A total of
120 people have been inducted
into the Hall of Fame since 1980.
Nomination forms may be
requested by calling (813) 628-
4551, or by writing: Chairman,
Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame
Foundation, 4508 Oak Fair Boule-
vard, Suite 290, Tampa, Florida
33610. The fax number for nomi-
nation forms is (813) 620-4008.
Nomination forms are also avail-
able on the web at www.flaghallof-

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Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show Scholarship
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Creative people can learn to be organized

Do you feel that no one in your
family understands you? My heart
goes out to you! I know how you
have been put down because of
your imagination, creativity and
sidetrackedness. We don't fit the
mold our family wants us to fit.
God knows how hard we have
tried to be what they wanted us to
be. Everybody just wants to be
loved. The problem is they don't
know how to love us and that is not
their fault. Our imagination and
creativity is our gift. That gift, most
of the time gets us sidetracked and
at that point we are criticized for
not finishing what we started. We
flit from flower to flower making
the world a beautiful place like the
butterflies we watch in the yard.
Here is the most exciting part of
our imagination and creativity; we
are very intelligent. So much so
that it might even scare our family.
We were not "Born Organized" but
we can learn how to be organized.
But this organization cannot be
stuffed down our throats. As chil-
dren we were told to go clean our
rooms. Our brains are so busy with
creating that we don't know how


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to clean a room. Now here is the
funny part. A "Born Organized"
person does not know how to
teach us to do this either. They
don't understand themselves how
it is done because in the first place
they have never allowed anything
to get that messy. The other part of
it is that they just do and don't think
about it. I have watched "Born
Organized" People and they are
constantly puttering around the
house doing things. They flit
around with a purpose to put
things back into the order they
have set up. We flit because we
don't know where to start and we
are trying to do too many things at
one time.

So how do we use our imagina-
tion and creativity to help us learn
how to flit with a purpose! We have
to practice staying focused, even if
it is only five minutes at a time.
Then we have to make it fun and it
will get done.
Let me start by saying, "I am not
your mother demanding that you
go clean your room!" Now here is
the tough part. If you have heard
your mother's voice when you
have read my messages then we
are going to work hard tQ remove
that voice from your head. You are
an adult and this is your home. I
am not your mother; I am your
dear friend that you have asked to
help you. I am not critical of the
way you keep your home, because
I am just like you. I have lived in
clutter and CHAOS too and I under-
stand how the clutter becomes a
cocoon to isolate you from your
imagination and creativity.
We have been made to feel
guilty because of our gift of imagi-
nation. Well I am here to tell you
that our imagination if a powerful
tool to help us out of our cocoon. If
we can think it; we can do it. We

can take our idea and turn it into
whatever it is that we choose. We
just need someone to teach us
how to make this happen without
the world falling apart around us.
Our homes are stifling our
imagination. Our little creative
minds have been stuffed into this
cocoon because of the guilt that
has been put on our little heads.
We are blessed to have an imagina-
tion. We fight hard to keep from
being stuffed into that cocoon. This
is why we rebel against habits and
routines. They look too much like
the "Born Organized" people in
our lives. They are a tool that helps
us to emerge from our cocoon of
guilt and suffocation to find our
true joy in living.
For more help getting rid of
your CHAOS; check out her Web
site and join her free mentoring
group at or her
book, Sink Reflections published
by Bantam and her New York
Times Best Selling book, "Body
Clutter," published by Fireside.
Copyright 2007 Maria Cilley; Used
by permission in this publication.

Community Events

Help to pay electric bill available

The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering
FPL's Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to
Share program is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL
corporate funds. The program provides emergency assistance
funds to customers who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay
their FPL electric bill. There are rules and guidelines that must be
met to quality. If you are a FPL customer and need help call (863)
763-6020 to leave your name and number. Your call will be returned
and an interview will be done over the phone to determine if you
qualify. Interviews with your local Salvation Army are by appoint-
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OHS Scholarship Night

Submitted to the Okeechobee News/Bill Black
Candace Jaquith, right, received the Gay Carlton "Good
Kid"/Chris Williams Memorial Scholarship from Gay Carl-
ton at Scholarship Night held May 17 at Okeechobee High

Bill Black (right) presented the Everglades Farm Equipment
Co., Inc. scholarship to Kyle Buckner (left) at Okeechobee
High School's annual scholarship night presentation on
May 17.

Safeguard your tax records from damage

Now that the 2007 hurricane
season is officially here, the Inter-
nal Revenue Service encourages
'taxpayers to safeguard their
Some simple steps can help tax-
payers and businesses protect
financial and tax records in case of
hurricanes and other disasters.
"Even if you don't live in an area
prone to hurricanes, this is an
excellent time to take a few min-
utes to help safeguard financial
documents that can be hard to
replace," said Kevin Brown, com-
missioner of the IRS Small Busi-
ness/Self-Employed Division.
Listed below are tips for individ-
uals and businesses by tax profes-
sionals and the IRS on maintaining
financial and tax records.
Many people receive bank state-
ments and documents by e-mail.
This method is an outstanding way
to secure financial records. Impor-
tant tax records such as W-2s, tax
returns and other paper docu-
ments can be scanned onto an
electronic format.
"New technologies provide tax-
payers with new opportunities to
keep their records secure," said E.
Martin Davidoff, chairman, Tax
Liaison Committee, American
Association of Attorney-Certified
Public Accountants (AAA-CPA).
"Many people are now receiving
bank statements and documents
via e-mail. One approach, using a
scanner to fill in the gaps of elec-
tronic commerce, is to have all
financial records in electronic for-
mat. By doing so, one can copy all
of their records onto a 'key' or
'jump drive' periodically. Those
keys can be sent to a relative in
another city for safe-keeping in
case one's normal computer back-
up systems are destroyed."
Other options include copying
files onto a CD or DVD. Also, many
retail stores sell computer software
packages that you can use for
"Disasters such as hurricanes
can't be prevented," said Dennis B.
Drapkin, chair, American Bar Asso-
ciation (ABA) Section of Taxation.
"But the disruption they cause can
be reduced. Remember to safe-
guard and backstop your most
important records. Store them in a
safe place. Back-up your electronic
files. Make duplicates where possi-
ble and keep them in a separate
Document valuables
One option is to photograph or
videotape the contents in your
house, especially items of greater
value. The IRS has a disaster loss
t workbook ( Publication 584) that
s4 can help you compile a room-by-
room list of your belongings.
"This will help you recall and
prove the market value of items for

insurance and casualty loss
claims," said Tom Ochsenschlager,
vice president-taxation, American
Institute of Certified Public Accoun-
tants (AICPA). "Be sure to store the
photos with a friend or family
member who lives away from the
geographic area at risk."
Proximity to your home should
not be your main concern when
choosing a location to store impor-
tant records. Remember, a disaster
that strikes your home is also likely
to affect facilities nearby, making
quick retrieval of your records diffi-
cult or impossible.
Check on Fiduciary
Employers who use payroll
service providers should ask the
provider if they have a fiduciary
bond in place. The bond could pro-
tect the employer in the event of
default by the payroll service
Update Emergency Plans
Emergency plans should be
reviewed annually. Personal and
business situations change over
time and so do preparedness
needs. Individual taxpayers should
make sure they are saving docu-
ments everybody should keep
including such things as W-2s,
home closing statements and

insurance records. When employ-
ers hire new employees or when a
company or organization changes
functions, plans should be updated
accordingly and employees should
be informed of the changes.

Count on the IRS
In the event of a disaster, the IRS
stands ready to help. The IRS has
valuable information you can
request if your records are

Immediately after a casualty,
you can request a copy of a return
and all attachments (including
Form W-2) by using Form 4506,
Request for Copy of Tax Return.
If you just need information
from your return, you can order a
transcript by calling 1-800-829-1040
or using Form 4506-T, Request for
Transcript of Tax Return. There is
no fee for a transcript. Transcripts
are available for the current year
and returns processed in the three

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Help encourage a high school
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potential and become a volunteer
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provides four-year college scholar-
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local communities. The mentor
meets with the student one hour
per week at his/her school. Volun-
teer opportunities are available in
Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-4786.
Mentors make
a difference
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence is
a time of risk and opportunity. The
youth in Okeechobee County need
you. If you have a caring heart and
one hour a week to share in the life
of a teen, you can be a mentor. For
information, call Lisa Coleman at
Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
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dren up to 21 years of age who
have not been enrolled in a school
system who may need special
education services. The primary
focus is on 3, 4 and 5-year-old chil-
dren not yet in a school setting.
Child Find provides free screenings
on speech and language, develop-
ment, vision, and hearing. For
information, contact Kathy Wall at
(800) 358-8525.
Center offers
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The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
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Community Events
Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silence,
which deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing sur-
vivors of domestic violence. The date and time will be announced at a
later date according to community interest and response. Contact
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OHS Seniors share final moments of high school

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Abbey Hoover (left) and Todd Holt (right) share a final
moment prior to the beginning of the 2007 Okeechobee High
School commencement exercise held Thursday night at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center.

Okeechobee High School graduating senior Erica Rodriguez
(right) was joined by Paris Rodriguez (left) as they made their
way to the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center Thursday
night for the school's graduation ceremony

Joseph Gardner (left) and Uriel Garcia (right) were among
the 334 graduating seniors of Okeechobee High School who

Althea Howze was all smiles as she prepared to accept her
diploma at the Okeechobee High School graduation cere-
mony Thursday evening at the Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center.

Reed Bailey was one of 334 graduating seniors of Okee-
chobee High School who took part in the school's gradua-
tion ceremony Thursday night at the Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center.

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Amanda Harmon was one of 334 students who graduated
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Remy Lou Durrance Memorial Scholarship
Lynda Durrance (left) and Smantha Durrance (second from left) presented the Remy Lou
Durrance Memorial scholarships to Kristin Wilson (third from left) and Eric Lodge (right)
at Okeechobee High School's annual scholarship night presentation on May 17.


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day at 2 and 7 p.m.
Theatre II "Shrek 3" (PG-13)
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Male/Female. Cute!

OKEECHOBEE: Fri 6/1, Sat 6/2
& Sun 6/3. 8am til 2pm.
11600 State Rd. 70 East.
Wheelchair, tents & all kinds of
misc. Even a kitchen sink!
863-763-3963 for directions.

Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-me 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

Min 3 yrs experience. EOE
DFWR Exp. need only apply
(863) 763-8391
have valid driver license and
references required. D/F/W.
Call days 863-634-7552
Nights 863-763-5321.

Classification: 1523
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.
Help Wanted:
Shop/Warehouse Employee
& Qualified, Exp'd Plumber.
Needed for Okeechobee Office.
Experienced and Licensed.
90/10 split +
% of office sales.
Call Jim Weix @
NEEDED- Live on ranch,
must have valid driver li-
cense and references re-
quired. D/F/W. Call days
863-634-7552 Nights

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Team player that can
equally adapt to instru-
mentation as well as
electrical work and has
distributive control sys-
tems (DCS) exp. Exp on
3-15 psi pneumatic & 4-
20 mA process control in
PLANT is req'd. Relay
control logic exp a plus.
$18.26-$28.30/hr DOQ.
Exc. benefits. Complete
application online at

*Immediate Openings*
Relief Managers
& 3rd Shift Managers
Starting Pay: $11.00/hr.
with potential to make $50k
Full Benefit Package
Monthly Bonus
Unlimited Growth Potential
2nd & 3rd Shift
Sales Associate
Starting Pay: $9.00/hr.
2pm-10Opm & 1Opm-6amn
Advancement Opportunities
Scholarship Program
Weekly Pay Checks
Management Applicants Call:
Associate Applicants Call:

Established local
repair shop needs
Full-Time Mechanic.
ASE Certified & Exhaust
experience preferred,
ut not required.
Apply in person M-F
Choice Automotive
704 NE 2nd Ave
Okeechobee, IFL
(Behind Rita's Furniture)

HS grad or acceptable
equivalency diploma. 8
yrs recent
exp., plus 5 yrs recent
supv. exp. Must possess a
valid State of FL Driver's
ULicense. Must possess &
maintain a current Florida
Department of
Transportation (FOOT) cer-
tification in Maintenance of
Traffic (MOT). $41,704-
$64,604/yr DOQ. Exc. ben-
efits. Complete ,applica-
tion online at

FullTime 020

HS grad or acceptable
equivalency diploma
supplemented by
courses in repair of
mechanical equipment.
Two yrs exp. in opera-
tion, maintenance and
repair of Wastewater
equip. Must maintain a
valid State of Florida
CDL (Minimum Class
"B.") $14.91-$23.11/hr
DOQ. Exc. benefits.
Complete application
online at

Find it faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classlfleds

FullTime 020

Full Tim

BUFFET ATTENDANT- Presentable, dependable
& hard working individuals. 1 FT& 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.

Needed for Okeechobee
agricultural business.
CDL A plus

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-


Full Tim



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 Opportunity Employer

Help families succeed--join our new
program in Okeechobee County! FT
positions providing educational home visits
to families with newborns. Comp pay+
benefits. Some positions ability to speak
fluent Spanish/English a plus.
FT Position. BA degree Human Services/related
field required, bi-lingual Spanish/English.
Provides home-based referral services to
expecting families & families w/newborns.
Competitive salary + benefits. All positions
apply HPS Helping People Succeed, Inc.
1650 S. Kanner Hwy., Stuart or fax resume
to (772)286-4364. DFW/EOE.

Academic/Administrative Programs
Florida Atlantic University's Treasure Coast
Student Affairs is currently hiring a Director,
Academic/Administrative Programs.
The Director of Academic/Administrative Programs
is responsible for advising students on degree
requirements, advancement towards degree
completion and other academic concerns; works
with transfer student relations, budget,
course scheduling, enrollment management and
web content.
To apply and for more information please visit the
FAUjobs website:, reference position # 990035
Individuals requiring accommodation call
561-297-3058 (1-800-955-8771 TTY).

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcarc 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



for new Century 21 office
Excellent training
available, experienced
agents valued also!

2930 Hwy. 710 East
Pt. St. Lucie, Hobe Sound,
Wellington & Jupiter
Serving 4Counties
SERVERS -Experienced Only.
Work in a friendly environ-
ment. Must have good writ-
ten & oral communication
skills. Be Dependable. Work
Full & Part Time. DFWR

Competitive salary, excellent
benefits. Bilingual pref. fax
resume to (863)357-2991
or apply at
FL Comm. Health Centers
1100 N. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL
MA/RMA 1 yr. exp. needed.
Bilingual pref. Apply at FL
Community Health Centers,
15858 S.W. Warfield Blvd.,
Indiantown or fax resume to
(772)597-4194. EOE/DFWP

Auto Trader
Publishing Company
is currently looking for
Independent Contractors to
deliver books on Friday in
Okeechobee & Indiantown
Areas. The approximate
pay will be $150 per week.
Please call Ron at
1-800-815-1102 ext 438.
RR.I.D.E. Enterprises
is accepting applications
for a part-time
Administrative Assistant
at their Belle Glade
office. General office
skills and experience
with Microsoft Office
required. Please fax
resume to:
(561) 996-8559
Attn: Peter Venables.
No phone calls.


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

Huddle House Franchise
available. Own your own
business-just $80,000
upfront capital w/our build-to-
suit program. 770-367-9623



MuI I'

/ Mon-Fri
Som .6pi

CASrTLE The Parenting
CASTLE Professionals
Support our fight for the prevention of child abuse
Call 772-465-6011


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Okeechobee News, Sunday, June 3, 2007

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Okeechobee News

Okeechobee News is seeking a full
time News Clerk. Duties include
type setting news copy, scanning
and proofreading.

The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop
(Preferred but will train)
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
i, O Qkeeedwbvl Natews IsAn Equal Oppor nity Employer

Electric Cooperari *, Inc.

IT Director
Glades Electric Cooperative is seeking a qualified indi-
vidual to take charge of it IT operations. This position
will reportto 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 or faxed to
(863) 946-6266. GEC is an Equal Opportunity Affirma-
tive Action Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Services Merchandise
Si s I
an eclen bneis acag. m loeAplicatiosO

Babysittin 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Dan 's

Framing, inc.

Danny Lopez
1900 NE 138th St.
Okeechobee, FL
offic. 863.357.4145
fax 863.357.9033

The most important
20 minutes of your day
Is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.

Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-763-7675 or
cell 863-261-1565
New Lic. # 2423

Hme ,f Olwhs fOlf
OBSiEji Ri.a B. n Ssdwichi

World Famous
Broated Chicken
(863) 467-8232
.63t5. .(S 1 :44 S.E.

Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
ComputerVideo 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

A/C UNIT- 2,5 ton Brand new,
$1500, (863)517-2106
AIR COND- for mobile home,
Lennox 5 ton, 10 KW heat,
like new paid $4200 asking
$2100 (863)634-0364 Joe
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 110v, good
cond., used a little, $150 will
sell sep. (863)675-4858

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

5.0 cu. ft. deep freeze. $75
or best offer. (863)673-5771
reach in, good for ice stor-
age, glass doors, $1500
DISHWASHER- Frigidaire,
Black, Excellent condition.
$70. (863)763-8011


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Now Hiring NURSES, HHA's &
documentation Okeechobee
County Benefits Now
AvailablelI! Toll-Free
Fax 772.223.4054

Raulerson Hospital has an immediate opening for a full time
Administrative Assistant/Medical Staff Secretary. This
position provides primary clerical support to Director of
Administrative Services as follows: Must have strong or-
ganizational, communication, general clerical skills in-
cluding medical terminology. Must be proficient in
computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft
Word and Excel. Must maintain confidentiality, security
and integrity of physician, patient and organizational data.
medical staff office experience preferred but not required.
For consideration, send your resume to Raulerson Hospital,
Attn: Human Resources, 1796 Hwy. 441, RO. Box 1307,
Okeechobee, FL 34973 FAX 863-824-2771.

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

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

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
Muoe H.v&-l
WASHER & ODRYER- 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


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1 Man Door, 1 Window,
2 Gable Vents
4" Concrete SlabV

S3Ox35x9 Executive:
Vertical (3:12) Roof, Soffivrascia
2 Roll-Up Doors,
1 Man Door. 1 Window,
2 Gable Vents
4" Concrete Slab*
Concrete & Installation by
Independent Licensed

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Price plusales taxicounty feesn
Phatooefordisplay puqgoesonly
METAL SHED- 8x16, 6ft high,
with doors at both ends,
$350 (561)741-4647

Gutters Plus,
/L .. :.,-,, :0 .. ,.
It wasn't raining when
Noah built the arkI
Prepare now and let us help.
Hurricane Protection
Seamless Raingutter
Screen Rooms and
Enclosures Carports
Call today for your
free estimate
(863) 634-3159
Lic. #OCSL2783-01
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.
minstahl.ft 'qfStonm
Shutters & Ssa,,ea

Licensed & Insured

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
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
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.
$800. (863)673-0021.
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, high back, swivel. $100
BED- Beauty Rest, New condi-
tion. $200. (863)673-4534
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
good shape, red/tan, $75
shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
asking $300/best offer.
chairs. $50. (863)610-1823

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DRESSER: 6 drawers, folding
doors In center, mirror. $100
or best offer. 863-467-9892
DRESSER w/Match Chest of
Drawers & Mirror. Full size
bed frame. Excellent condi-
tion. $200 (937)728-1344
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.
wood. $500 negotiable.
LOVESEAT: 66", white, good
condition. $50.
MATTRESS Brand new, 2
sided pillow top. $299.

Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

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: 2", queen sleeper,
white, good condition, $60.
(863)612-9831 Labelle
SOFA, Sectional, Maroon,
Large w/ End recliners. 3
yrs. old. Very clean. Prefect
cond. $250 (937)728-1344
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, Electrlo, Pride
Jazzy, swing away Joystick,
exo, cond,, $1100,

new. $30. (863)467-8681

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

LIFT- Heavy duty for Scooter/
wheelchair. Dual motor. Ad-
justable height. $500. Call FL

Located together. $500 each.
In old, original part of'
Evergreens Cemetery.
Call Jean at 352-336-8192 or
Bruce at 386-362-7300

GX340 engine Master 6000
watt, 8 gal tank. Paid $1500.
$750. 850-758-7103
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 Firm. (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 morel $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.
CHIHUAHUA, Female, 1%2
years old, black & tan, CKC,
housebroken, all shots to
date. $200 (863)801-1302
CHIHUAHUA, tan, female, 7
month old. Only 3/2 Ibs.
$230. (863)675-2541
(days) Barb LaBelle area.
2/2 years, black & white, has
papers, Bibs. $300 stud fee.
neutered, 4 months old.
$200 (772)342-7317
Beautiful dog, but we can't
keep him, almost 1 year old.
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

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

POOL TABLE, Excalibur by Im-
edal, 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 & remotely!
$650. (863)634-5471
PROJECTION TV: 55" Philips,

RCA XL100, 20", $0to,
TELEVISION- Philips 50",
w/DVD and VCR, $800 firm
TV, 56", rear projection, Mitsu-
bishi, on rol ers, 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
220V, Single phase motor,
200 psi working pressure.
$1200. (863)467-9833
5hp, 60 gal. single stage
220V, $250 (863)763-5373

SPOT WELDER- 220 amps,
Good condition. $125.
(863)357 5754

XBOX CONSOLE: With games
& accessories. $175.

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Christmas Trees 7a45
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products810
Farm Miscellaneous B15
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

TRACTOR- Ford, 3910,

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, verygentle, $500, or
best offer (863)673-0066
yr. Good mouth reining. Cant
eep anymore. Tack Included
$1500. (772)460-0817

LAWN MOWER: Self-pro-
pelled, 502HR 21" cut, dual
blade, 1 year, excellent con-
dition. $150.850-758-7103
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
165 Hydro, $550
(863)675-4710 or
RIDING MOWER: Murray '03,
42" cut, $400.
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
YARD TRAILER, $75 or best
offer. (863)634-3394
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
You looked for It?


Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property .
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space
Rent 960

Very clean, 11 miles N. of
Okeechobee. 2BR/1BA.
$590/mo. 1st & security. No
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.

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: lbr, furnished,
screened porch, utils incl'd.
$175/week. (772)359-1640
1br/1ba, partially furnished.
Avail. June 1st. Call for
details. 561-352-4243

BHR, Office or Retail, High
traffic area. Reasonably
priced! (863)610-1120

All your rental needs
in one location.
Century 21 Horizon Properties
Landlords & Tenants
Call 863-467-2100
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
BHR- 3br, 2ba, Furnished
$1000. mo. + $500. Sec.
dep. 863-447-0850 or
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.
& dryer. Rug just cleaned
$750. mo. (863)763-3977
3br/2.5ba, 1 car garage, in-
law suite, ideal for sharing.
$1100/mo. (772)359-1640
Nice remodeled 3/2 CBS
In town, near Blue Heron.
Application, lease, FL&S.
$1195 mo. + utilities.
House for Rent. 2BR/1BA.
Central Air & Heat.
OKEE: 3/1 on /2 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport. $1100. + 1st,
last, sec/refs. 305-458-8659
OKEE., 3Br/2Ba, Brick, 2 car
garage. $600. mo. + 1st.
Last & Sec. Available Nowl
OKEECHOBEE, 3br/lba, 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

S Great Location!
Close proximity to new

OKEE., Unfurnished Rm, for
rent. Incids Util, Cable, Pool
& Kitchen privileges.

Real Estate

Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State
Property Sale 1055
Property InipotlonlOSO
PRa0 EMstat Wanted1065
Resrt Property
Sale 1070
Warehouse Spae 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Ideal for new business startup
or investment property. 2 store
front rentals w/owner apt.
Versital applications.
Interior rebuilt in 1996.
Waterfront canal w/lake
access. Owner financing
possible. Now even lower at
$299,000. (863)610-1120

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

Screen Rooms Carports
' Room Additions Florida Rooms
Garages 3 Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster [8631 634-2044

Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles. ATVs3035

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
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
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.
SPORTSCRAFT- TrI hull- walk
thru windshield, 60hp Mari-
ner outboard, galv trailer,
$750 (863)467-8038

wheel, no title, moderate
shape, $500,

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

1998, 2WD, runs great,
$1200/neg. (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
w/spotlight as is $700. Ser
Inq only, (863)801-3980


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Frame home, 100x150 lot,
motivated seller $75,000
Debra Pinson, Century 21
Horizon Properties.
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, OR,
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

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
www lakeshorresortrensom

Mobile Homes

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

All your rental needs
in one location.
Century 21 Horizon Properties
Landlords & Tenants
Call 863-467-2100
WIDES. No pets, yearly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. deposit. 863-763-4031
Indiantown 1br/1ba $750/mo.
1 Room Cottage $475/mo.
32ft RV/BA $475/mo.incl. elec
2br/lba singlewide $550/mo.
1st, last & sec. All Incl. City
Water. 561-346-4646
Single, on Kissimmee River,
$600/mo. + sec. & electric.
Yearly lease. (863)467-5616

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

MOBILE HOME: Quiet, 55+
Community. Park Model,
Screened In room, $6500. 2
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oversized piston/tires. Runs
good. Looks OK. $700 neg.
815-353-3032 Lawrence

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


Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Care 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
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.
CAMERO RS- '97, Conv. Runs,
Needs work. $2000.
(863)673-3513 LaBelle

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 '03: 4 cyl.,
new tires, 37k, exc. cond.
$8500 neg. (863)697-3251
after 4pm. Okeechobee
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
Your next Job could be In
today's classfleds. Did
you look for It?

'72, redone trans, black leath-
er, green hardback, V8-351.
$2500. 863-801-6149

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
863)634-1545 $5

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 Trallblazers/En-
voys. $1000. or best offer.
ENGINE- factory new GM ZZ4,
0 hrs, w/engine stand,
$2500 firm or trade
JEEP ENGINE: 360, heads &
arts. $150. 863-528-3235
. 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.
TIRES (4) T275/65R18, BG
Goodrich. $100.

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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 (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

Community Events

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 meet-
ing 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 out-
reach/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 Okee-
chobee'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 implementing services for
pregnant women and infants. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and
healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, call
executive director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.

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 summer
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) 763-5042.

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 partici-
pate. 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,

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-regis-
tration 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.

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free sum-
mer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Students Offer-
ing 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)

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 Okeechobee High
School lecture hall, 2800 U.S. 441 N. Funds raised will go to the Okee-
chobee 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/handsome, 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/Rescue 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.

SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the
2008 Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be published
as the featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken until July 31
and entry forms and complete contest rules are available at select Info & Education. This contest is open
to amateur photographers only. Individuals may submit up to three
photos. For information, call (863) 462-5260.

Church hosting Worldview Weekend
The First Baptist Church, as host church, will sponsor Worldview
Weekend on Oct. 12 and 13 at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th
St. Speakers representing Worldview Weekend will be Ken Ham,
David Barton, Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse, and Ron Carlson. The
program is appropriate for ages 11 and up. Tickets can be obtained
from Debi at (863) 634-3525 or the First Baptist Church at (863) 763-
2171; or, online at

Children's Ranch closes yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch is closing their yard sale for the summer
and is no longer accepting donations for the sale. For information, call
Rosie at (863) 763-4242.
OHS yearbook sales continue
The Okeechobee High School Brahman yearbook has arrived.
Extra copies are on sale during both lunches in the Journalism room
and after school until 3 p.m. The cost is $45 cash only. The books
will be on sale as long as copies are available.

OHS class of '88 planning reunion
The Okeechobee High School class of 1988 has begun making
plans for their 20th reunion. Any members of the class of '88 are
asked to e-mail your name, address and phone number to Larry
Peterson, class president, at We will
update you after each planning committee meeting. Also, if you have
any ideas or would like to be on the committee let us know in your e-

Church offering help to quit drugs
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, will hold a free
drug deliverance class each Friday during the month of May begin-
ning at 6 p.m. Anyone wanting to quit using drugs, or anyone who
knows someone who needs help quitting drugs is welcome. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-3053.

Realtors establish new scholarship fund
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will be offering a schol-
arship in memory of the late Liz Weisser, a longtime local Realtor, to
any student studying Real Estate. All scholarship donations can be
mailed to the Okeechobee County Board of Realtors Liz Weisser
Scholarship Fund, 326 N.W Fifth St., Okeechobee, FL, 34972. Call
Toni Doyle, association executive, at (863) 467-0004 for information.

Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering smoking
cessation classes for pregnant women, women, or family members
living in the household with children 0-3 years old at Florida Commu-
nity Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N. Parrott Ave. Call Leah Suarez at
(863) 763-1951, ext. 24, for class dates.

Senior Services offering assistance
Okeechobee Senior Services is currently taking applications for the
EHEAEP grant. You must be 60 and over to qualify for assistance with
electric bills and you must have a shut off notice. Call Kim at (863)
462-5180 for the required documentation needed to apply.

Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of
1998 are asked to please submit your contact information to Include your maiden name if appropriate,
address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning our
10-year reunion. More details will be published as they're available.

ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second
limited edition Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament including
a numbered certificate with historical information. Ornaments arej
$15 and proceeds fund the ORE scholarship. The 2007 ornament will
be the Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first brick school
1916. A limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is available. Those
who purchased ornaments last year and would like the same orna-
ment numbers) and quantity please call one of the following mem-
bers: Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755; Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829;
Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis at (863) 763-3991;
or, Regina Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.

Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free
summer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so reg-
ister early. To qualify for the program the following requirements
must be met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1, 2006; the child
could not have participated in a VPK program during the school year;
and, the parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the Early
Learning Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For infor-
mation, call Malissa at (863) 763-5453.

DODGE RAM '96- 2500 4x4,
new trans & new tires, many
extras, $4500 or best offer
4x4, 319, auto, lots of new
parts, 33" Bridgestone, 2"
ift, $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
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
Jon all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Congratulations, graduates
Okeechobee High School graduates (left to right) Dazlet Leyya, Nancy Lazlo, Ashley Law-
son and Shannon Lawrence, were among the 334 students graduating Thursday night at
the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center.

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Final moments as Seniors
Max Ayala (left) and Caleb Bailey (right) spent their final moments as students of Okee-
chobee High School together as they waited for the graduation processional to begin
Thursday evening at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center.

gas mileage, 2dr, runs good,
low miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627
CHEVY BLAZER S-10: 1993,
4WD, 92k mi. Body & interi-
or worn but runs good.
$2500 firm. 863-467-1700
HIGHLANDER 2002: Clean ti-
tle. 4 Door, Auto., Luggage
rack, C/C, A/C, PW, PL.
$13,000. (863)675-5887

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.
103K mi. 7 pass., P/w, P/s,
Tilt, New brakes. Never hit.
$2300. 863-675-0410

The South Florida Water Management District announces a public workshop to
which all interested parties are invited:.
DATE: June 5,2007
TIME: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
LOCATION: Westgate River Ranch Resort; In the Lodge
(SR 60. 30 miles west of YeeHaw Junction)
PURPOSE: Identify key issues regarding public use on SFWMD owned lands
on the Lower KIsslmmee Chain of Lakes
A cop of the Issues to be discussed at the workshop can be obtained at
ht:// consensus.fsu.edulFWC/kcl.html.or by contacting:
Florida Conflict Resolution Consortium
Florida State University
Shaw BIdg., Suite 132
2031 E. Paul Dirac Or.
Tallahassee, FL 32310
SFWMD Form No. 1075
215840 ON 6/3/07

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regu-
iar session on Tuesday June12, 2007 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority Administrative Office, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will hold a Public
Hearing as soon after 8:30 A.M. as possible to consider the adoption of Resolutior
07-03 dealing with operating rules and regulations of the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority. A copy of the proposed Resolution Is available for viewing at the office of
the Executive Director, Okeechobee Utility Authority Offices, 100 SW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utilty Authority will hold a Public
Hearing addressing proposed changes to the Rate Schedule to redefine Guaranteed
Revenue Charges, Accrued Guaranteed Revenue Charges, and Equivalent Residen-
tial Connections (ERCs), to bring said schedule into compliance with proposed
Resolution 07-03. A copy of the proposed Rate Schedule is available for viewing al
the office of the Executive Director, Okeechobee Utility Authority Offices, 100 SWI
5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
All interested parties for or against the proposed Resolution and/or the proposed
change to the rate schedule can be heard at said time and place. The needs ol
heating or visually Impaired persons shall be met by contacting the Executive Direc-
tors office at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours pnor to the Public Hearing by any
person wishing assistance.
Puruannt ts Sect]n 286.0105, Florida Statutes, i a Peron decides to appeal any
decision made y te Auonty was respectto h meengs, ne or se will neeo
record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court reporter,
stenographer, ortape recorderfor such verbatim record.
John F.Hayford, RE.
Executive Director.
215844 ON 6/3/07
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs WISEL
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2000 (863)763-3451

Time to clean out the
attic, basement a or
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16 The Okeechobee News, Sunday, June 3, 2007

OHS Scholarship Night

Submitted photos
The Matthew Buxton Soccer Scholarship was awarded to
Whitney McGee (left) by Matthew Buxton (right) at the
annual Scholarship Night presentations at Okeechobee
High School on May 17.

Ashley Royals (left) was awarded the Glenn J. Sneider, LC
scholarship by Ginny Bryant (right) at the May 17 annual
Okeechobee Hiah School Scholarship presentations.

Stephanie Pierce (left) presented the Okeechobee Democ-
ratic Party (Helping Okeechobee Pupils Excel (HOPE)
Scholarship to Kara Faullin. The presentation took place at
Scholarship Night, May 17, at Okeechobee High School.

National City Bank Scholarship
Wendy Padgett (right) presented the National City Bank
Scholarship to Logan Sippert (left) at Okeechobee High
School's annual scholarship night presentation on May 17.


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