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Publication Date: June 25, 2007
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Vol. 98 No. 176

Monday, June 25, 2007

QO BOX 117007
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burn ban is lifted
According to Chief Nick
Hopkins of the Okeechobee
County Fire Department the
burn ban in Okt,~ hott
County has been lifted. For in-
formation call I%:.'' 7,3-.5544.

Glades County
burn ban not lifted
According to the Glades
County Division of Emergency
Management the burn ban in
Glades County has not been
lifted, and v, i' remain in effect
until further notice. For infor-
natlion. call 1S ) 946-6020.

New watering
limits in effect
The Okeechobee area is
now under Phase III water re-
Lawn watering is now lim-
ited to one day a week from 4
until 8 a.m. and 5 until 7 p.m.
for low volume hand water-
Addresses with odd num-
bers are permitted to water on
Saturday and addresses with
even numbers are permitted
to irrigate on Sundays.
More information is avail-
able by calling (800) 250-4200;
or, by going to the South Flor-
ida Water Management web-
site at

Navigation lock
on river closed
The S-65E navigation lock
on the Kissirmmee River will.
be closed to navigation due to
low water levels.
This South Florida Water
Management District (SFW-
MD) lock will remain closed
until water levels have returned
to safe operating levels.
Low water levels inside the
lock chamber have caused the
concrete sill at the entrance
and the manatee protection
device installed in the bot-
tom 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
navigating safely.
For information, contact
the SFWMD Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center at (800) 250-4200
or (863) 462-5260.

Drought Index
Current: 381
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

8.92 feet
Last Year: 11.98 feet
jSource: South
Florida Water
District. Depth
given in feet
above sea level.

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Community Events.................... 4
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Sports................................ 12
TV ............................. .............. 10
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See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

Community Links. Individual Voices.

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Goats pasture well with horses and are often kept in the stall with a nervous horse as
a companion.

Don't let anyone get your goat

By MaryAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
"Don't let anyone get your
goat," especially not if you are
raising them or just keeping
one or two as pets or to milk.
Goats can be remarkably gentle
and playful pets for small chil-
dren and good introduction to
livestock for the young child. If
the goat hasn't been handled
much it will take some time for
them to become used to hu-
man company, but samplings
of goat treats, like a few animal
crackers or small pieces of left-
over bread will show them that
good things can come from
their two-legged companions.
Slow and easy does it and your
goat will come when you call
her. Goats love brushing and
having their backs scratched.
Ours will play tag with the
smaller dogs, jumping up onto
the old picnic table and danc-
ing around when she's had
enough, leaving the dog bark-
ing helplessly down below.
Goats are fiendishly clever
escape artists who seem to
be inspired to thwart every at-
tempt to contain them. Rule
one: don't think you will be sure
keep them in with cow fencing.
Use sturdy fencing with smaller
openings unless you happen,
to have a very large area in'
which to keep them. More of-


Goats are insatiably curious and great climbers. You
might think their interest in tools meant they would help
you clean the pasture? No, they would rather climb into
the wheelbarrow, turning it over with a full load!

ten, you would fence several
smaller areas and allow your
goats to graze one down, and
then move then into the next
area and so on. If you do not
have enough pasture, goat feed
and hay will do nicely, plus, of
course a salt block.
Speaking of fencing, goats
will keep your fence line clean
by chomping up anything that
grows along the bottom. One
online source noted that goats
are being used too eat down
the kudzu vine that is said to
grow a foot a day and covers
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Goats like "browse." Browse is
bark, twigs and tree branches.
Wild deer like these also.
"I cut branches of oak, wil-
low and wax myrtle for my
goats," says backyard farmer
Carlin Galvan of Okeechobee
County. "They seem to eat the
oak first, then the wax myrtle. I
try only to cut as much as they
will eat in a day or so, or it will
wilt, then they won't touch it."
Goats can live with horses or
cows or chickens without risk
to either, usually. As a matter of
See Goats Page 2

SFWMD recognized for

excellence in budgeting

The Government Finance Of-
ficers Association of the United
States and Canada (GFOA) rec-
ognized the South Florida Wa-
ter Management District (SF-
WMD) with its Distinguished
Budget Presentation Award for
the agency's 2007-2008 annual
budget. The Distinguished Bud-
get Presentation Award is the
highest form of recognition in
governmental budgeting and
the highest honor bestowed by
the GFOA.
In addition, for the first time
in the agency's history, the Dis-

trict received the GFOA's Special
Capital Recognition for demon-
strating exceptional proficiency
in integrating capital informa-
tion into the operating budget.
A Certificate of Recognition also
was presented to SFWMD Bud-
get Director Douglas Bergstrom
for his role in spearheading the
budget presentation.
"The South Florida Water
Management District believes
in full financial transparency,"
said SFWMD Governing Board
Chairman Eric Buermann.
"The residents of South Florida
can rely on this agency to ad-

minister their tax dollars effi-
ciently and effectively as it con-
tinues to manage and protect
the water resources of a grow-
ing population while safeguard-
ing the natural environment."
Attainment of the GFOA's
Distinguished Budget Presenta-
tion Award demonstrates the
District's adherence to nation-
ally recognized guidelines for
effective budget presentation.
The District's budget docu-
ment was judged by an impar-
tial panel to be proficient as a
See Budgets Page 2

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USDA office moving to WPB
WEST PALM BEACH -- Effective June 22 the USDA Rural Devel-
opment, Okeechobee local office operation will be moved to West
Palm Beach.
The new address is: USDA/Rural Development, 750 South Mili-
tary Trail, Suite J, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33415
The phone number is (561) 683-2285. The fax number is (561)

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Beach, FL
Nueva Direccion: USDA /Rural Development, 750 South Military
Trail, Suite J, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33415 Phone: (561) 683-2285;
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Healthy Start accepts care proposal
OKEECHOBEE -- The Okeechobee Family Health/Healthy Start
Coalition has accepted the proposal from Okeechobee County
Health Department for Care Coordination services starting July 1,
2007, through June 30, 2008.
For information contact the coalition office at 575 S.W. 28th St.,
or call (863) 462-5877.

Be a hero, help the Red Cross
OKEECHOBEE -- Heroes for the American Red Cross is a grass-
roots campaign in which local business people, school groups,
church groups, civic clubs and individuals pledge to raise $1,000
through any legal means they choose for the local Red Cross chap-
This year, the Okeechobee County Branch has set a goal on
raising $25,000 during the campaign which runs through the end
of June. The funds will be used to support Red Cross services in
Okeechobee County such as disaster relief, assistance for fire vic-
tims, emergency military communications, first aid, CPR training
and disaster preparedness for the community.
If you would like to become a hero by raising or donating $1,000
for the Okeechobee County Red Cross, call Debbie Riddle, branch
manager, at (863) 763-2488.

Today's Weather

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Okeechobee Forecast

- -, Monday: Partly sunny with the high around 90 with northeast
wind at 5 to 10 mph becoming east to 10 to 15 mph in the after-
3 ... .. Monday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 70s with
east wind at 5 to 10 mph.
Extended Forecast
Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of afternoon show-
ers and thunderstorms. The high will be around 90 with east wind at
5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. The chance
of rain is 20 percent.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of evening showers
- and thunderstorms and then isolated showers after midnight. The
I .0 p ,. a low will be in the mid 70s with a 30 percent chance or rain.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thun-
derstorms with the high in the upper 80s.The chance of rain is 50
S- percent.
- Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms with the low in the lower 70s. The chance of rain is
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ents have come to expect from
the District's financial products,"
added Carol Ann Wehle, ex-
ecutive director of the SFWMD.
"These awards represent a sig-
nificant accomplishment by this
agency and its leadership team,
and we are proud to have such
talented professionals administer-

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The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is one of only a
handful of government agencies
across the country that have been
awarded both the GFOA's Dis-
tinguished Budget Presentation
Award and a Special Capital Rec-
ognition this year.
With offices in Chicago and

branches, and other roughage)
good-quality hay and a 14 percent
grain mixture. Salt should always
be available. A good information
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a nonprofit professional associa-
tion serving approximately 16,800
government finance professionals
throughout North America The
GFOA's Distinguished Budget Pre-
sentation Awards Program is the
only national awards program in
governmental budgeting.

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A closer resource is the Agri-
cultural Extension Service office
in Okeechobee County (863) 763-
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Narconon helps
4 with drug addiction
1 Do you need help with drug
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m go m sf1-800-556-8885.
= *M" em.. was You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a high school
ba h student to reach his or her full po-
tential and become a volunteer
mentor for the President's Chal-
S I^A lenge to SOAR/Take Stock in Chil-
fo a D31 dren Scholarship program. It's a
proven life-changing program that
4 40" provides four-year college schol-
arships to deserving ninth graders
in local communities. The mentor
meets with the student one hour
per week at his/her school. Vol-.
unteer opportunities are available
in Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie
and Okeechobee counties. Please
call the Indian River Community
College Foundation at (772) 462-

Halfway House
auied s,volunteers
aN__- -- Eckerd Intensive ,'Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd CircleN.,;
is looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
shave any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Josh Stod-
dard at (863) 357-0047.

th sae a Church offers
Sending library
You are invited to become a pa-
tron of the Family Church Lending
mLibrary at the First United Method-
ist Church, 200 N.W Second. St.
Entertain or educate yourself, us-
ing 486 audiocassettes, including
audio books, plus Christian ro-
mances and 575 videos. Prepare
a paper on comparative religion,
a book report, programs for men,
l women or children, a craft proj-
ect or a Sunday school lesson. We
use the Dewey Decimal System,
the same as school and public li-
o braries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9:30 a'm. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening from 6
until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
(863) 467-1548.

Free GED classes
are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult ba-
sic education/GED and English as

a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Mon-
day -Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from
8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Year-
ling Middle School, 925 N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second lan-
guage classes, Monday through
Wednesday, from 5:30 until 8:30
p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tuesday
and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostid
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a ser-
vice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
have not been enrolled in a school
system who may need special ed-
ucation services. The primary fo-
cus is on 3, 4 and 5-year-old chil-
dren not yet in a school setting.
Child Fiid pro'.ides fr'e screen-
ings on 'speed 'andi l hguige,
development, vision, and hearing.
For information, contact Kathy

Wall at (800) 358-8525.

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents. Per-
manent and part-time volunteers
provide direct patient support
services such as companionship,
telephone contacts, letter reading,
main caregiver relief and other
non-medical assistance. They
also assist Hospice in fund raising,
clerical and office support. Age is
not a barrier. For information, visit
Hospice of Okeechobee .at 411
S.E. Fourth St., Okeechobee, or
call (863) 467-2321.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center
at Sacred Heart, 701 S.W Sixth
St., offers a service to youth and
children by giving free classes in
martial arts. The classes are -cur-
feiritly{au'gh{it '-edays 6 ri u es'
day; \Vednesda', Thuraay"'R'fld
Friday, from 6 until 7:30 pn. and
on Saturday from, 4 until 5 p.m.

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and pick
out what they need. There is no
charge and anyone is welcome.
This is not restricted to veterans.
Call the Post at (863) 763-2950.

Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others? Raul-
erson Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volun-
teer as little as four hours a week
or as many as 20 hours. Morning,
afternoon, and evening shifts are
available. Many opportunities cur-
rently exist. Please contact the
lobby desk at Raulerson Hospital
for a Volunteer Application. For
in f Dgtip, call (863) 763-2151.
ct' 312.' he .hospital's, N.lun,-
t6on Pr:grarn ages 14-17) is a
summer program beginning in



Dr. James Bradfield to present at Raulerson Hospital..........................

Raulerson Hospital will be hosting "Dine with the Doctor", a Medical Series,
on Tuesday evening June 26, 2007. Dinner starts at 4:45pm with the doc-
tor's presentation at 5:30pm...Dinner is only $5.00. This month, Dr. James
Bradfield, a Board-Certified Gynecologist with Raulerson Hospital and serv-
ices that include state of the art, minimally invasive procedures using laparo-
scopic surgical techniques, will be the guest speaker. Dr. Bradfield will be
discussing the subject of "Common Problems in Menopause." To R.S.V.P.
please call Bill Casian at 824-2702...
Emergency Room Services are available 24/7
Raulerson Hospital
1796 Highway 441, North
Okeechobee, Florida 34972




Okeechobee News, Monday, June 25, 2007

Speak Out
Have an opinion or a question about a public issue? Post
it anytime at the Okeechobee issues forum at http://www. It is a hometown forum so
visit the page as often as you would like and share your com-
ments (but no personal attacks or profanities, please). You
can also make a comment by calling our Speak Out 24-hour
opinion line at (863) 467-2033, fax (863) 763-5901 or sending
e-mail to You can also mail sub-
missions to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee,
Fla. 34973. Comments will be published in the newspaper as
space permits.

Community Events

Benefit beauty pageant is planned
The 12th annual Mr. & Miss Firecracker Fundraiser Beauty Pag-
eant 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 Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue volunteers to be used to pur-
chase 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 Sun-
day, July 8, at 5 p.m. No exceptions. Applications may be picked up
at Kid's Corner, the Chamber of Commerce, Flower Petals, Photos
by Bobbi and the Okeechobee Fire Rescue Station. 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 Va-
cation 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
Service Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for
the 2008 Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be pub-
lished as the featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken
until July 31 and entry forms and complete contest'rules are avail-
able at -- select Info & Education. This con-
test is open to amateur photographers only. Individuals may submit
up to three photos. For information, call (863) 462-5260.

Red Cross to host water instructor course
The American Red Cross will conduct water safety instructor
courses on Aug. 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25. The fee is $160. Applicants
must be at lest 15 years of age. To register, call (863) 763-2488.

Poker run to benefit Hospice
A poker run in memory of Carl and Robin will be held Saturday,
Aug. 25, beginning at Port Mayaca Cemetery at 9 a.m. The fee is $5
per hand. Prizes will be awarded. Proceeds will benefit Okeechobee
Hospice. For information, call Deanne at (772) 260-6801 or Dee at
(863) 634-0492.

Church hosting Worldview Weekend
The First Baptist Church, as host church, will sponsor World-
view 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

Class of '57 members sought
Members of the class of '57 from first grade to graduation or
other, please contact Martin Vickers at (423) 727-5631, Reba Platt at
(863) 763-8906, or Faith Hawk at (863) 467-6083.

Children's Ranch closes yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch is closing their yard sale for the sum-
mer and is no longer accepting donations for the sale. For informa-
tion, call Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

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 ohs 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-mail.

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Upcoming Events

A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus
Children's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7
p.m. The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting
in Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Cam-
pus, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Pro-
gram at 1-(800) 403-9311.
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
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone
who enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an
appearance for your organization or group, contact Marge Skinner
at (863) 532-0449.
Nar-anon Helps 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)
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)
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at
10 a.m. at the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in
Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid
Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
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 Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the 'Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For in-
formation, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30
p.m. in the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
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 infor-
mation, 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 meet-
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish 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 Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
NA. 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 meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at (863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at 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 Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call Robert Massey at (863) 763-6510.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1
p.m. at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis
and the public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at
(863) 357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at (863) 467-8636, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4920, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck
at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will
meet at 7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863)
763-2893 days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of some-
one that might need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to
the One Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representa-
tives will be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a sec-
ond language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catho-
lic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family
member is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,

information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
AA. 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 meet-
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until
1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost
is $6.63 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is wel-
come. For information, call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. at 8 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from
6:30 until 8 p.m.

Community Events

Orchid Group to meet June 25
The Okeechobee Orchid Group will meet today, June 25, at 7
p.m. at the Okeechobee County extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N.
Everyone who is interested in, or curious about, orchids is invited.
For information, call (863) 763-6469.

Local garden club sets meeting date
The Okeechobee County Garden Club will meet today, June 25,
at the Okeechobee County extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N., at 6
p.m. New members and gardeners are invited. For information, call
(863) 763-6469.

4-H hosting special rodeo camp
Okeechobee County 4-H will be hosting a special rodeo week
beginning today, June 25 as part of their horse day camp. This camp
is for boys and girls ages 8 18 who are comfortable with horses.
The cost is $100 per week. Camp will be held at the Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday-
Friday. For information and sign ups call the Okeechobee County
Extension Office at (863) 763-6469, or come to the office at 458
U.S. 98 N.

Church offers sports camp
The First Baptist Church will host'a free sports camp alternative
at the recreation center, 301 S.W Fifth St. The camp will be held
for six consecutive Tuesdays beginning June 26. Camp hours will
be from 6 until 7:30 p.m. The camp is for children Who have com-
pleted grades three through five. To register or for more informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2171.

Class of '78 planning reunion
The OHS class of 1978 is planning for their 30-year class reunion.
The next planning meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 27, at
the Speckled Perch Restaurant, 105 U.S. 98 N., at 6:30 p.m. All inter-
ested class members are urged to attend. For information, contact
the class at

Main Street Membership Luncheon
Okeechobee Main Street will hold a membership luncheon
meeting Wednesday, June 27, at the Golden Corral at noon. The
public is invited to attend. For more information contact program
manager, Karen Hanawalt (863)357-MAIN (6246).

'98 Class Reunion Meeting
The class of 1998 reunion meeting is scheduled to be held on
Thursday, June 28, at the Okeechobee Sports Complex wooden
jungle pavilion at 6 p.m. To add your name to the reunion list email

Early Learning committee to meet
The personnel committee of the Early Learning Coalition of In-
dian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will meet Thursday,
June 28, at 10:30 a.m. The group will meet in the chambers of the
St. Lucie Board of County Commissioners, 2300 Virginia Ave., in
Fort Pierce. For information, call Migdalia G. Rosado at (772) 220-

Basic first aid class is offered
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will hold a basic
first aid class on Thursday, June 28, at 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-2488.

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 eli-
gible to participate. The father of the baby may also attend. The first
camp is July 16-20; second camp is July 23-27; and, third camp is
July 30-Aug. 3. Camps are from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Call The Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877 to register.

VFW Post plans membership drive
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W, will hold a
membership drive and barbecue on Wednesday, July 4, from noon
until 3 p.m. You are eligible for membership in the VFW, AMVETS,
VFW men's auxiliary or the VFW ladies auxiliary if yourself, your
father, mother, brother, sister, grandfather, stepbrother or stepsister
served in the military overseas or in the U.S. Prospective members
should bring proof of service, such as a DD-214, or pay records or
travel records. Senior Judge Kirby Sullivan will be the guest speaker.
Barbecue chicken and port will be served for a donation of $6.

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free
summer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Students
Offering Solutions -- performance troupe. Thirty youth between the
ages of 12-18 will be trained to perform alcohol/drug prevention
skits, write skits and learn to give presentations. The program will
run for six weeks, from July 6 through Aug. 10, and there are two
sites from which to choose: First Baptist Church and Douglas Park
Community Center. For information and an application, call Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.

OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, July 9, from 9 until 10
a.m. The meeting is open to anyone interested in participating. For
information on the meeting location, call Lydia Jean Williams at
(863) 634-9015.

OSAC panel to meet on July 9
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community re-
source committee will meet Monday, July 9, from 11:30 a.m. un-
til 12:30 p.m. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to
anyone interested in participating. For information on the meeting
location, contact Deputy Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064 or Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.

OSAC board will meet July 10
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board
will meet Tuesday, July 10, from 11 until 11:45 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The meeting is open to
all board members. For information, call Lydia Jean Williams at
(863) 634-9015.

OSAC plans monthly meeting

The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meeting
will be held Tuesday, July 10, from 11:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Everyone is
welcome and lunch will be served. All parents and PTO members
from Okeechobee's public and private schools are encouraged to
attend and assist in developing a county-wide prevention plan. For
information, contact Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 634-9015.

Fundraiser benefits The Pregnancy Center
The Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee will hold a fundraiser at
the KOA Kampground on U.S. 441 S. from 6 until 9 p.m. on Thurs-
day, July 19. The purpose of the event is to raise funds to re-open
the center at 1505 S. Parrott Ave. Tickets for the steak or chicken
dinner are $25 per person or $125 per table. The guest speaker will
be Tim DeTellis. For information, contact Laurie Garner at (863)

Okeechobee News, Monday, June 25, 2007 5

Wal-Mart raises $10M for Children's Miracle Network

A June, 2007 -- Children's Miracle
Network and Shands 1,illi' n ,
Hospitals announced that Wal-
Mart and Sam's Club associates
met their goal to raise $10 million
during the month of \I in cel-
ebration of the -ll anniversary
of their -... t ', .. i Chil-
dren's 'loi.h Network. -I .1ii .'k
Children's H,..-i,,i. is one of
170 Children's Miracle Network
hospitals that ,. Iil l ''.i from
the May canpaiugn \\al-Mart and
Sam's t, associates, custom-
ers and members in I1,i.,I, River,
Okeechohee, V.,,'in. St. Lucie
and Palm Beach County raised
$4'' "-'I of the $10 million total.
Miracle ill', .rin were sold for $1

i1, iti, the month-long campaign,
and each dollar raised benefits
for the life-saving care of Shands
Children's Hospitals.
"Wal-Mart and Sam's Club as-
sociates continue to be amazing
partners with Shands Children's
Hospitals," said Dr. Richard Buc-
ciarelli, chair of the Pediatrics De-
partment. "The enthusiasm of as-
sociates to raise funds for Shands
Children's Hospitals during the
May campaign was truly inspir-
ing. We couldn't help so many
children without the support of
our friends at Wal-Mart and Sam's
On May 31, in-store 20th anni-

versary celebrations were held in
Wal-Mart stores and Sam's Clubs
throughout the country. Celebri-
ties participating in events around
the country ranged from govern-
ment officials and local athletes
to pageant winners and radio per-
sonalities. Marie Osmond, LeAnn
Rimes, Mary Lou Retton and Miss
America Lauren Nelson also lent
their support of the month-long
celebration by traveling across the
country, visiting stores and clubs,
and speaking to the media to
raise awareness about Children's
Miracle Network hospitals.
"May was a remarkable month
for Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and the

Children's Miracle Network," said
Pat Curran, executive vice presi-
dent, Wal-Mart Stores People Di-
vision. "We always set ambitious
goals at Wal-Mart, but $10 million
in one month was a record-break-
er, even for us. Thanks to our as-
sociates and customers, children
across the country will get the
care they need and deserve. Our
success with this fundraising
campaign is just one example of
how Wal-Mart associates and cus-
tomers have a positive impact on
the world."
In 1987, moved by a desire
to impact the medical needs of
children, Sam Walton, founder
of Wal-Mart, partnered with Chil-

dren's Miracle Network. As evi-
dent by May's activities, Wal-Mart
and Children's Miracle Network
continue to celebrate that deci-
sion and the impact it has had on
children throughout North Amer-
ica. In total, Wal-Mart associates
have raised more than $387 mil-
lion for children's hospitals since
1987, and that number continues
to grow as 1.3 million associates
in over 4,000 locations support
Children's Miracle Network.
Shands Children's Hospitals
has received a total of $6.2 million
dollars from Wal-Mart and Sam's
Clubs alone over the course of the
last 20 years. www.shandskids.

About Children's
Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network is a
non-profit organization dedicated
to saving and improving the lives
of children by raising funds for
children's hospitals across North
America. Each year the 170 Chil-
dren's Miracle Network hospitals
provide the finest medical care,
life-saving research and preventa-
tive education to help millions of
kids overcome diseases and inju-
ries of every kind. To learn more
visit http://www.childrensmira-.

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National Hospital Week
Melody Hodges and Teresa Chandler of Seacoast National
Bank serve cake at the Raulerson Award Ceremony on Fri-
day, May 11, in honor of National Hospital Week. We ap-
preciate our Raulerson staff and all they do!


Education Centers

acquires CiviGenics

Submitted photo
Jim Girard from Curren
Electric is putting finish-
ing touches on Hospice of
Okeechobee's generator.
The Hamrick Home is fully
protected in the event of
an emergency, such as a

Community Education Cen-
ters announced that it has ac-
quired CiviGenics, the largest
provider of in-prison treatment
programs in the country. The
combined company now cre-
ates the largest offender re-entry
services company in the United
States, both with a common
goal of reducing recidivism rates
through a broad spectrum of
treatment programs including
substance abuse and mental
illness treatment, anger man-
agement, specialized women's

programs, and parole violator
programs, among others. The
combined company will now
have annual revenues of close
to $240 million, and will employ
more than 3,500 people in 22
In Florida, CiviGenics operates
outpatient and in-prison treat-
ment programs in 12 facilities in
the state, including one facility in
Okeechobee: Okeechobee Cor-
rectional Institution, 90 inmates
in intensive outpatient treatment

FAU offers The REAL Road

to Business Success in July

2007) The Florida Atlantic Uni-
versity Small Business Develop-
ment Center, a unit of the Barry
Kaye College of Business, is of-
fering a unique, multi-week busi-
ness planning and entrepreneur-
ship program for those interested
in starting or developing small
"The REAL Road to Business
Success" will be held over eight
Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. start-
ing July 11 at theSouth FloridaWa-
ter Management District Office at
205 N. Parrott Ave, Okeechobee.
REAL (Rural Entrepreneurship
through Action Learning) is a
multi-week learning experience
which gives current and potential
business owners the skills need-
ed to write a complete business

plan and successfully prepare for
and explore entrepreneurship.
The program features guest
speakers from the community
and facilitation-based learning
on the following small business
topics: goal setting, marketing,
business entities, financial pro-
jections, financing, break-even
analysis and more.
The program be taught by
SBDC Business Analyst Jim Lilly
and costs $100 per attendee ini-
tially, with $90 returned upon
Register now, this is a first-
come first-served event. For
more details on The REAL Road
to Business Success, contact Jim
at 863-462-5350 ext. 121. You
may also register online at www.

Submitted photo

Seacoast supports Boy Scouts
Seacoast National Bank donated $500 to support the Gulf Stream Council, Boy Scouts of
America, 2007 Okeechobee District, Friends of Scouting Campaign. The annual campaign
contributes heavily to the ability'of staff and volunteers to provide all of the great scouting
programs to our local youth. Williamson Cattle Company hosted the annual barbecue. Pic-
tured (left to right): John Williams, Melody Hodges, Joe Mullins, Teresa Chandler, Eileen
Casian and Jon Geitner.



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Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold'sWildlife Rehabilitation
Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace,
is seeking paper towels, old large
towels, blankets, old kennels, gar-
dening utensils, bleach and laun-
dry detergent. Anyone wishing to
donate any of the above items is
asked to call (863) 763-4630.

Wildlife center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife ad-
venture birthday party at Arnold's
Wildlife Center, 14895 N.W. 30th
Terrace. You can invite up to 20
friends to join you for a wildlife
adventure tour, hands on animal
encounter, games and a special
craft for everyone to make. For
information on cost and reserva-
tions, call (863) 763-4630.

American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for volunteers to be a
part of our Disaster Action Team
(DAT). DAT is made up of a
group of .trained volunteers who
respond to local disasters. If you
would like to give of your time
and talents to help local citizens
in time of disaster, please call
Debbie Riddle at the American
Red Cross-Okeechobee branch at
(863) 763-2488.

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s Berngmien

This is a story told from a chil-
dren's hospital in South America
where every afternoon, a child's
voice would ring out in concert.
His songs could be heard through-
out the corridors of the large hospi-
passed, his
Months went
: " by and the
singing began
fto take on a
By Paul quality that
By Pau was rarely
Buxton found. By the
end of the year,
all the people in the hospital found
themselves waiting for the boy to
sing at his usual hour.
Finally, the boy left the hospital,
and eventually went on to become
a great and beloved concert singer.
People throughout his country
flocked to hear him sing.
The boy was a victim of polio,'
and the doctors had recommended
he sing to strengthen his lungs. At
first, the child was merely follow-
ing orders, then he began to feel his
songs. The people who listened
began to feel the magic of his voice.
They loved him so that they later
made him a national idol.
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By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Summer begins in Florida with
a roar, and this year the Lightning
Safety Alliance is bringing Leon
the Lightning Lion to help warn
folks'about a sure sign of the sea
son: Lightning! June 24 tl.i,-io-l.
June 30 has been designated by
National Weather Service as Light-
ning Safety Week. It's a good time
to review how to be prepared for
this shocking side-effect of sum-
mer thunderstorms.
Here's what Leon has to say to
young people:
When thunder roars, go in-
doors! Thunder is loud, but light-
ing is dangerous and can hurt you
even before it rains. When you
hear thunder, go indoors quickly.
Head for a house, school, or large
...I : If you're caught out-
doors, get in a car, truck or bus
., never go under a tree. Stay off
telephones, ._'. ,,publi andvideo
games. Remember, Play it safe ...
when thunder roars, go indoors!"
Today's column will give a
little more information about
the history of lightning, shocking
statistics about lightning injuries,
and safety tips based on current
research. Our webpage offer links
to lots more illuminating informa-
tion about this weather feature.
Lightning in history
Lightning has captured the
imagination of mankind from pie-
historic times. Early civilizations
thought that lighting was created
by the gods, and efforts to capture
it to make fire show up in many
myths and stories. Lightning is a
big spark ... static electricity on a
giant scale.
Machines for creating static
electricity were invented in the
1700's and "Electric magic" was
in great demand as entertainment
and parlor tricks amused and fas-
cinated people. In 1746, a Scottish
scientist came to Philadelphia. Dr.
Spence demonstrated "electric
magic" to an audience which in-
cluded the local postmaster. His'
name was Benjamin Franklin,
and he then became interested
in electricity and soon pondered
questions about how to use and
store this energy. Then came
his kite and key experiments, in
1752-53. Franklin's figured out
that lightning was electricity, and
followed. up by inventing light-,
ning rods.
- Jump forward to the early
1800's, and during the Napoleonic
wars, British tall ships were dam-
aged --not by the French, but by
lightning. The solution was to in-
stall lightning rods. But since that
device was invented by a "rebel
colonist" (Benjamin Franklin),
the English Navy steadfastly re-
fused this revolutionary solution.
Later on the admirals finally saw
the light and installed lightning
protection on British warships.
Lightning kills
Central Florida is the '"Light-
ning Capital" of the US. On av-

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erage, lightning is responsible
for 53.1% of the weather-related
deaths in Florida, more than all
other weather hazards combined.
Since 1959, 428 people in Florida
have been killed and 1689 have
been injured by lightning. The
odds are about 1 in 5 that you will
be killed if struck by lightning.
Now for the good news:
Okeechobee has not had any
lightning related deaths in nearly
50 years, and reports only 9 inju-
ries in that same period.
Where there is a lot of light-
ning, there is an increased chance
of being struck. The corridor from
Tampa to Titusville (a.k.a. "Light-
ning Alley") receives the most
annual lightning in the US. And,
more than 90% of the lightning in
this area occurs from May through
October, between the hours of
noon and midnight.
During this time of day and
year, people who spend a lot of
time outdoors' (e.g. construction
workers, park rangers, golfers,
campers etc.) are much more
likely to be struck than anywhere
else in the country. The statistics
also show that more people are
killed by lightning on Wednesdays
(as compared to other days), yet
the weekends did not show that
much of a difference from the rest
of the days in the week.
NOAA's Tips for
Lightning Safety
1. No place outside is safe dur-
ing thunderstorms!
2. Use the '30-30 Rule':
If the time between lightning
and thunder is 30 seconds or less,
go to a safer location
If the lightning can't be seen,
just hearing thunder means you
should go to a safer location
Wait at least 30 minutes after
hearing the last thunder before
leaving a safe location.
3. The best place during light-
ning is a fully enclosed building
with plumbing and wiring.
4. You can be injured by light-
ning inside. Stay away from cord-
ed telephones, plumbing, electri-
cal appliances, wires, TV cables,
metal doors or metal window
frames, or any electrical conduct-
ing path leading outside. Don't
watch lightning through a win-
dow or open doorway. An inside
room is generally best.
5. The second best location
during lightning is a vehicle with
a solid metal roof and metal sides.
There's more:
.* Close the windows, and
don't touch any conducting path
leading outside
Convertibles, motorcycles,
bicycles, open shelled outdoor
recreational vehicles, and cars
with plastic or fiberglass roofs
and sides offer no lightning pro-

Submitted photo/Lightning Safety Alliance
Here's what Leon has to say to young people:
When thunder roars, go indoors! Thunder is loud, but lighting
is dangerous and can hurt you even before it rains. When you
hear thunder, go indoors quickly. Head for a house, school,
or large building. If you're caught outdoors, get in a car, truck
or bus ... never go under a tree. Stay off telephones, com-
puters, and video games. Remember, Play it safe ... when
thunder roars, go indoors!"

tection. A myth is that the rub-
ber tires protect you in a car by
insulating you from the ground.
This is wrong: lightning laughs at
2 inches of rubber it's the metal
that protects you.
6. Avoid places and activities
known for highest lightning ca-
sualties: open fields and elevated
places; under trees or other tall
isolated objects; water related
activities like swimming, boat-
ing, fishing, etc.; golfing; open ve-
hicles (farm, construction, etc.);
telephone;, and radio equipment
and computers.
7. Outdoor sports have the
fastest growing rates of lightning
casualties coaches, referees, par-
ents, and children need to have a
lightning safety plan!
8. Open 'picnic pavilions and
rain shelters offer absolutely no
protection from lightning!
9. When outside, appoint
someone to be the lightning
monitor. Their job is to use the
'30-30 rule', stay tuned to weather
radio, or to local radio/TV, and ob-
serve the weather to tell the group
when to seek proper shelter.
If someone is struck by light-
ning, immediately call 9-1-1. Most

lightning deaths are from cardiac
arrest or from stopped breath-
ing. Perform CPR or mouth-to-
mouth resuscitation if possible.
And don't worry about touching
a lightning victim they cannot
electrocute you!
Rain Barrel Workshop
and Garden Club meet
The next meeting of the
Okeechobee Garden Club will
be held at our office at 6 p.m. on
Monday June 25, 2007, followed
by the Orchid Club at 7 p.m. And,
our office is holding a Rain Barrel
Workshop on Tuesday June 26,
2005 from 5:30 until 7 pm. Call
to register and learn how to save
rain for your Florida Yard.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page, If
you need additional information
on lightning safety, please email
us at or
call us at 863-763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee,
and visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners from 1 until 3
p.m. on Tuesday afternoons.

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MANURE COMPOST, great for ASSISTANT MANAGERS Looking for persons
gardening. (863)675-0552 interested
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PIT BULL, Female, 4 yrs. old. skills & experience in restaurants a must.
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electric, white, clean, works
& looks good. $50
good condition, $200
" frostproof, works great,
, needs paint. $50
(561)254-7458 Clewiston
UPRIGHT FREEZER, 20 cu. ft.,
frost free, with lock. $250 or
best offer. (863)467-5360
WASHER Kenmore, white,
good cond., $75.
WASHER/DRYER & 21" Sanyo
TV. Owner Leaving! Good
condition $250. for all.
Okee., (863)467-0644
cle, large capacity, works
great! $250 for the set.

BICYCLE-.2 Huffy 26" means
Mt bikes. $80 for both or will
sell separate (561)254-7458
1-female. Good condition.
SBoth 5 spds. $60. or will
separate. (863)673-2726
brand new, original condi-
. tion. Reduced to $500.
TLC, $30 (863)675-0300

PLYWOOD (10 sheets): 3/4",
4x6 sheets. $120 will sep.
Call (561)762-4620 Jupiter
in alum frames, $500 firm

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
installation of Storm
Slwitters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured

1551 N.W. 24th Drive
License #765
(2) black, steel, 32"x80" &
V'. ::. ', $200 will sell sep-
arately. (863)946-1284
WOOD SHUTTERS- louvered,
50 pairs, 7' x15", excellent
cond, $580 (239)289-1995

FLOOR RUG- New, Huge,
8'x10' Country colors, Gar-
den path design. $150. Great
buy (863)674-0098

CAR SEAT, New, $35.
mattress. Graco Bounce &
Toddler bed. Good cond.
$185. Will sep. 863-673-2726
PLAYPEN, In new shape w/
add on diaper changer. Only
used 2x's. Fold & Go type.
$60 neg. (863)509-8152

JACKET: Harley.Davidson Du-
rango, leather, exc cond, like
new, never worn, women's
sm. $300.863-673-0980
beaded, includes veil, $500

Size 44 Regular, new cond,
some never worn. $125/all,
will sep. (863)467-8464

COIN- 14ct gold rope bezel,
16" gold rope chain, $600
neg (863)763-2458

CARDS- Football, Basketball
& baseball, $2000 neg.
$600 (863)234-9595
condition, Make Offer. Call
for appt. (863)610-0466

2000+, Athlon, 40 gb., hd.,
512 mb mem., windows
exp. $190 (863)763-4376
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$225. (863)517-2782 Tony

BR SET Queen headboard,
triple dresser, chest, 2 nite
stands, $250
30", asking $45
(863)675-0300 La Belle
CHINA CABINET- (2) white
gold trim, glass doors, very
good cond. $200 for both
COUCH- Big, Comfortable, teal
green, good condition, $100
size, like new, $200.
(863)763-3070 or
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask-
ing $300. 863-467-5756
shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
asking $250/best offer.
Life, pine wood w/2 inserts,
4 side chairs, 2 arm chairs.
$250. (863)634-5294
DRESSER, Bassett, 3 drawer,
1 door, like new, $100.

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Cherry color, will hold up to
30" TV. $50. (863)675-7539
good condition, $80 or best
offer (863)697-2168
stuffed, Beige, Micro-fiber,
easy to clean. Wood rocker
base. $175. (863)674-0098

,GOLF CLUBS- V.3 i i T,,ur
-Edltin; T.lIron triu FPi,:-nlhg
wedge, reg flex, $140
GOLF CLUBS, McGregor Mac-
tec, fairly new. Graphite
shaft, stiff flex. 4-pw. $350.

plete hand gun and long gun
info- 32 leather bound vol-
umes. $200. 863-697-2033

Elliptical, 4 mos old, mint
condition $500
TREADMILL- works, $35

ic, Like new condition. New
$5000. Asking $600.

ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000.863-357-5988
condition. $6500 new. Ask-
ing $800. (863)675-1553
Plus, 2 new batteries, disas-
sembles for transport, like
new. $895 (863)357-8788
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1090. (863)763-6907

COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2000 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
CATTLE TROUGH, blue, $100.
CELL PHONE- Nokia 5165
with charger & carrying
case. $30. (863)763-0625
MASSAGE SPA: seats 3, 255
gallons of water, $500.
(863)763-0141 after 5:30pm

CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
DRUM SET, First Act, Like
New. $125, (863)675-7539
DRUM SET- Pearl 13 piece.
$1200. or best -offer.
ORGAN- electric, works, $50

$35 (863)675-6183 after

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Males $50 Females $75
male & female, short & long
hair, $350 & up, 1st shots &
wormed, adult sz. 3-4 Ibs.
PUPPY, Chocolate Pit Mixed
Red Nose, 1st shots, 12
weeks, male, $250

HOT TUB- 2005, paid $6000
asking $4300, good condi-
tion. (863)357-6851

for large Spurred #8 grom-
mets, $150 (863)634-7423
Portable. Excellent condition.
$100. (863)467-9892

POOL TABLE, 8', with new felt,
You Haul! $500.
POOL TABLE, slate, full sz.,
needs recovered, all acces-
sories, $200.
TRIKE- Adult bike. 3 speed.
New condition. New $525.
Asking $325.

EA-609, Surround Sound, Pd
$5300 Sacrifice for $500.
LaBelle area. (239)357-6889
15", in a box. $850 or best
offer. (863)634-6476

50", $150. (863)467-1699

17.25 rpm, 3 hp, 115/230
volt. $100. or best offer.
(863)635-1096 Frostproof
GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
GENERATOR, Kawasaki, 3000
watt, 5 hp. $200.
OHM GENERATOR- low hours,
runs good, $2500
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 orsep (561)676-0427
SCAFOLDING: 18 pc., w/ all
walk boards & aluminum
planks. $1000.
WELDER: Miller, Onon engine,
AC/DC, 250 amps & Genera-
tor. 5.5 kw. 120 / 240 volt.
$1000. (863)675-1754

A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Noah's North Carolina Furniture Outlet
107 SW 17' St., Suite B Okeechobee, FL
Open Mon. Sat 11 4:30 PM
Sofa & Loveseat .............. $535o0
W all Hugger ................. 2400
Swivel Rocker .......... . .... 279
Small Recliner................ 12500
Sofa Sleeper (Queen).......... 42500
Full Sleeper .................. s41500
M ini Sleeper .................. 399"0
2 7 Piece Bedroom Sets .... $999' ea.
Big Man Chairs............... $25000
Plus Tax
Custom Kitchen Cabinets
Twin ....150
Full.......s199' Pillowtop ..... 225'0
Queen 12200 Pillowtop ..... s25500
King s2550 Pillowtop ..... s399
See Store for More


Christmas Trees 745
.Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer B35
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

FILLY, Paso Fino, 7 mos. old,
up to date Coggins & shots,
$450 or best offer.
(561)718-1212 Okee
yrs old. 15 hands. Rides great.
60 days of profess, training
$1500. (239)340-8373
SADDLES (2) Western, 16"
seat. $100. or best offer.
Please call (863)763-7540
and leave message.
Dun/Bay, 8 mo. old. Well
mannered $350 firm.
very loving 10 yr.
old bay brown
mare, 16.2 hands, great
bloodlines, show quality,
$3000 neg. (561)282-8849.

DR. CHIPPER- 3 point hitch,
uispd only 5 times $1200

JOHN DEERE Tractor rider
lawnmower, Kawasaki eng.,
hydrostatic drive, new batt.
$750. 954-581-8328
MOWER 34" Gravely ZTR,
exc. cond., $1500 or best
offer. (863)634-1479.
SNAPPER PRO 36" hydro-
static drive walk behind
mower, extras, runs great.
$1300. (954)581-8328
TILLER- Yard Machine, 5.5 hp
B & S, asking $150
(863)675-4697 Muse, Fl

reg., $1200.

DATE PALMS, for sale,
5'-10' Reg. #47233654


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

Shady yard, 2br, lba, utility,
C/A, heat, Unfurn, $750/mo
+ Sec, (863)763-6344
Appl., Furnished. Carpet &
Tile. No pets. $700 mo. +
$700 sec. (863)763-8878
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, 1ba, Close
to Town. $850. mo. includ-
ing water. Annual Lease. Call
Vikki 863-763-0043
1br/iba, partially furnished.
Avail. June 1st. Call for
details. 561-352-4243

TBR/1BA, fully furnished, very
nice. $700 per month + se-
curity deposit. 863-763-7262
or 561-582-8693.

Clean 3/2, 4 acres, animal
friendly, fully fenced, SE
128th Ave., avail now,
$1350 mo. + sec.

Indian Hammock, 1800 sq.
ft., 3/2, w/2 stall barn,
fenced, $2400 mo., 1st, last
& sec. (863)467-0831 ask
for Judy
KINGS BAY- 2/2/1, W/D,
Comm pool & lawn maint.
$1100/mo, 1st, last & Sec
Okee, 2BR, 1BA on 3704 NW
36th Ave., $800 mo. +
$400 sec., Ig. yard & shade
tree. 863-532-9182
OKEE., 3br, 1ba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1150. mo + Sec. 1008 SW
2nd Ave. (954)658-0108
OKEECHOBEE- 2/1, for Sale or
Rent, large lot,'
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st& sec, No pets
Kings Bay. $1150 / month.
Call Rick (863)697-3096 or
Sammy (305)775-6579
Okeechobee, brand new 3/2,
avail, now, 1 yr. lease,
$1800 me., 1st, last & sec.
(863)467-0831 ask for Judy
RANCH, 1BR, on 4 acre lot,
$700 mo. Call
912-224-4658 or
lake access, Treasure Island,
$800 mo., Avail. Now!
no pets. $950/mo, $2400 to
move in. 2200 SW Third
Ave., close to Walmart. Call
(772)708-7785 for details.
unfurn duplex. Avail. 6/1st,
$750/mo + deposit. Appi
incld, w/d. (239)707-5155
1.5ba, Furn., Gar, Fenced Must
'?e On Cana). $1000/mo.,+,
I1L &sec. (561)308-7566

Great Locationl
Close proximity to new
court house. 863-763-4740

New Offices avail from
470 sq. ft. up to 1900 sq. ft.
West side of new courthouse
Phone Judy (863)467-0831
in Okeechobee Near Riverside
Bank. Approx 700-1200
sq ft. Call (863)357-8303

OKEECHOBEE- Kitchen privi-
leges, Cable, W/D, $150/wk,
first & last (863)634-8374
OKEE.,Large Furnished Rm,
for rent. Incids Util, Cable,
Pool & Kitchen privileges.
$150/wk (863)223-2091
STUART, Downtown, Private
Bdrm. w/full house privileg-
es. $450 mo. + $200 sec.
dep. & ref s. (772)324-1611

Real Estate

Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

OKEE., 2br, 2ba Oak Lake Villa
Brand New Construction
1183 sqft. Asking $158K
MUST SELL. (863)610-0219
remodeled, great condition,
$120,000 or best offer.

OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba
CBS Home, 2 lots. Fenced
yard. $90,000.

Acre, 1/ +, Ig. oaks, well,
septic tank, elec., damaged
CBS MH, quick sale,
$45,000. (561)346-4692

Fu rhiture 0

318, Good runner, Tires,
A/C's /Heat, Dinette, Fridge,
toilet. $2500. 772-332-1438
CAMEO-CARRIAGE, '99, Ir, dr,
elec. slide, awning, Ig. a/c,
full bath, exc. cond.,
$12,900. (561)346-4692
CAMPER- 28' Outback, Sleeps
6, Everything works. Good
condition. $2500.
hwh, bath, stove, everything
works, no title, $400/best of-
fer. (863)674-1985
COLEMAN '92, Pop-up, in-
cludes stove, sink, awning,
very clean. $2500 or best of-
fer. (239)657-8372

Furniture, 0610

CHEVY 4X4, '82- 350 V8, 3
spd auto, $2500 Firm
CHEVY S10 BLAZER- '89 4X4,
cod for dune buggy, asking
400 (863)467-8318 or
GMC JIMMY 1994, 4x4, Swap
for 2 wheel drive pick up or
sell for $1000.
(863)635-1096 Frostproof
WHEELER, '03, $.1995.
863)763-4537 or
1988, 4 wd., 360, V8. Runs
well. $400. (863)612-5676

-Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
Ernest Garages ter 631634-20Seawalls 44
Ernest Lancaster (8631634-2044


Full Time

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

OKEE., 5.5 ac.,
Vacant, beautiful oak trees, 2
buildable lots, 1.7 ac & 3.8 ac.
can be separated. Located in
Edwards Subdivision. Asking
$175K. Neg. MUST SELL,
appraised for $190K.

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

income from single wide, new
seawall, owner financing,
$105,000 (863)610-2126

Mobile Homes

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

CHOICE OF 3BR, or 2 BR, 2
ba D/W's No pets, yrly lease,
starting @ $650/mo + $1000
sec. dep. 863-763-4031
Single, on Kissimmee River,
$600/mo. + sec. & electric.
Yearly lease. (863)467-5616
WATERFRONT- 2/1, very pri-
vate, single wide, $599/mo,
C/A, Refrig & Stove, 1st, last
& Sec req. (863)610-2126

Mobile Home Angels
Mobile Home, '04, furnished &
lot, never lived in, chain link
fence, nice yard & good
neighborhood, close to town,
$98,000. (863)634-3482
REDUCED! 2/1 Fully
furn, many extras, new
CA/Heat, 40' decked screen
rm, 40' carport, 12x12 shed
w/W&D, in adult park on rim
canal $25,000. 863-357-1784


Boats 3005
CampersRVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035

AIR BOAT- 11.5ft, alum, air
gator type hull. Stainless bot-
tom, 0320, 150hp, Lycom-
ing motor,w/trailer $5000
AIR BOAT, 12 Ft. Trail Blazer
w/ trailer. Needs motor &
propeller. $2000 or best of-
fer. 239-438-6709
with covers, new, never
used, $250. (863)634-2542
BASS BOAT, 2000, 283 Stra-
tus Vindicator w/175 hp John-
son. Tournament Rigged.
$9,000. 863-763-2957
BASS MASTER '85, 17ft.,
w/'92 Trailer, 115hp Mercury
& Stealth 300 trolling motor.
$4000 (863)763-9352
BOAT- 15', with 40hp Mercury
& trailer. New starter & water
pump. Oldie but a goodie.
$500. Neg. (863)674-1985
JON BOAT, 10ft., aluminum,
trailer, 8 spd trolling motor;
great for low water. $500
(863)467-2063 Okee
PONTOON4,24', hardtop; with
trailer, 50hp Evinrude & trol-
ling mtr., $2500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-2454
SAILBOAT: Hobie Cat, 16 Ft.
wn/sails & trailer. $1000.
SAILING DINGY 8ft, fiber-
glass, complete w/sails,
oars, exc shape, $590
SPORTSCRAFT- Tri hull- walk
thru windshield, 60hp Mari-
ner .outboard, galv trailer,
$650. (863)467-8038
TRACKER '04, 18ft., Model
PT185, 90hp Mercury, w/15
hrs. 6 yr engine warranty,
garaged, like new. Paid
$16,185, asking $10,185.
V-BOTTOM, 14ff., aluminum,
almost new trailer, 25hp mo-
tor, $1200 (863)673-3818

BUS- GM 4905A, '73, 40',

chanically restored, have re-
ceipts, needs paint $4800
neg. (561)254-7458 Clewist.
ft, $10,000. Call

BOAT MOTOR, 14.1hp, w/gas
tank & propeller. $400
PROPELLER- Stainless Steel
Mercury, 23 pitch, 4 blade.
Good shape. Asking $150.

BANDIT 600 '97- low miles,
$2500 or best offer or trade
HONDA CB350 4 cyl., Excel-
lent condition. $1000.
HONDA SHADOW 1100 '93-
nice bike, $3000
IT '98- Black, mint cond.
windshield, hard locking
bags, lots of chrome & ex-
tras, new tires & battery.
Must see!, $4495 neg.
HONDA- Silverwing, 650 Low
mi., Excellent condition
$4500. (561)951-5676
ated w/front wheel vise &
ramp extension. $600.
(863)674-0898 or 517-1019
a dirt bike, good condition,
$175 (561)253-4299
ly used, 222 miles, $1500

engine. Runs good. $1500
or best offer. (863)634-0582
1998, 2WD, runs great,
$1200/neg. (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
SPORT ATV- 2 stroke, Air
cooled, Electric start w/kick
back-up $900. (863)673-0559
SCOOTER- Vespa XL 50, '06,
approx 160 mi. Like new.
Paid. $4500. Asking $3800.
(863)674-0819 LaBelle
SWAMP BUGGY, $1500 or
best offer. (863)357-7565

SALEM '99- By Forest River,
30 ft + slide, full kitc & bath,
Queen bed, very good cond.
$7400 (772)220-7974


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 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

BUICK LESABRE, '90, good
condition, runs well, $1400.
BUICK PARK AVE -. '92, all
plush interior, orig. 112K,
needs trans work, best offer
over $800. (863)983-2868
decent shape, long life left,
$3,000 or best offer.
cyl., Auto., Cold A/C and
New tires. $2000.
running condition. $300.
cold a/c, runs good, nice in-
terior, $1400.
HONDA CIVIC CX '94- 2dr, 5
spd, V-tech motor, has a
chip for more horse power,
$2500 neg. (863)673-2314
NISSAN 200SX, '95, 4 cyl.,
auto, great air, like new tires,
new battery, exc. in & out,
$2500. (863)357-0037 Okee
asking $400 or best offer
(863)824-3471 for details
TOYOTA CAMRY- '92- 4 new
tires, blown head gasket,
$200 (772)215-7009
TOYOTA TERCEL '89- 2 door,
needs transmission $300


BED RAILS stainless round
tube, for Chevy PU 99 & up
shortbed. Brand new in box,
$100. (863)763-5881
ENGINE & TRANS- 305 Che-
vy, 80K, 5spd Bourg Warner
trans, asking $1500
1977, $750. (863)763-2032
new, grey, out of '07 F350
Crew Cab truck, spotless,
$300. (863)763-5881
FUEL TANK- 150 gal. $150. or
best offer. (863)634-7318
GRILL, Chrome & Euro Tail
Lights. For '06 Chevy Silve-
rado. $250. for all, will sep.
HAULER RACK, aluminum,
short or long bed, adjustable,
$125. (863)763-6971
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
from Banks, (1) '04 Dodge
diesel, (1) '05 Ford diesel,
$700. (239)895-3269
Saturn & '89 Ford Taurus
water pump. $30.
REAR AXLE- For Chevy P/U
Truck. complete. $200. or
(863)467-5401 or
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
Off '08 F350 King ranch, 4
door, beige, $600. Neg.
TIRES & RIMS (4) Aluminum,
Mag, 5 lug. For Dodge Ram
Pickup. $200 or best offer.
TIRES (4) 265/35/22. $100.
TIRES- 4 33-12.50 A/T tires
on Dodge rims w/5x5.5 bolt
pattern. $200.
TIRES- 4 Goodyear Eagle,
275/55/20 tires. 50% tread.
$200. (863)634-0592
TV, VCR & DVD for a vehicle,
with remotes & wires, $300
or best offer. (863)763-7444
WHEELS & TIRES (4) 22",
New. 6 Lug, Universal.
$2000 or best offer.

CHEVY DUALLY- '84, 454
eng/400 turbo. Needs body
work. Bed & gas tank not on
truck. $1200. 863-201-3492
CHEVY PICKUP, '68, 350
eng., 3 spd. transmission,
$2,000 or best offer.
Ext'd cab. Looks & Run
Great. V6, A/C, Cruise,
$6900. Neg. (863)357-1471
DODGE 3500 DUALLY, '95 10
cyl., gas, 4x4, 12' flatbed,
new tires, auto, a/c, only 29k
mi., mint cond., $6500.
(863)467-8600 Izzys Tire
3.9 L Pickup, 4x4, $1000.
DODGE RAM '01, 4X4, SWB,
V8, auto., full tower, cold
a/c, c/c. $4800
5.21, 4x4, air, auto, oversize
tires, lots of new parts,
$2000 neg. (239)369-3269
FORD F100, '82, 3.81, V6, 3
spd. manual trans., truck cap'
& tool box incl, $1200 or
best offer. (863)763-8335
FORD PICKUP, '75, clean, new
tires, built 302 w/C6 tranny,
$2000 or best offer.
GMC SONOMA- '96, Runs
good. Cold A/C. 5 speed.
Great on gas! $2500.
MAZDA PU '86- 5spd, runs,
tool box, $700 or best offer
TOOL BOXES (2) diamond
plate, 1-58" & 1-62", good
shape, $100 for both or will
sell sep (863)675-8760
TOYOTA- '90, 4X4, 5 SPD
Newly rebuilt motor. 179K mi.
Runs good $3200. Non Neg.

CHEVY BLAZER 1994, Runs &
Looks good. $3500. Call
CHEVY 810 BLAZER, '90, re-
built 4.3 V6, w/15k mi. on
new holly tbi, runs great,
$1600. (863)674-0013
$41,000, 6 mos old, great
cond. (863)675-3009
JEEP CHEROKEE, '95, white,
$2200. (863)763-4821
$2200. (863)763-7585

num, 5x8, $500 or best of-
fer. (863)763-4537 or

axle, New tires & wheels.
Diamond plate fenders.
$1500. (863)674-0898
16 Ft. $800. (863)763-2957
UTIL. TRLR- 16x8, cargo trail-
er, HD ramp door, dual axle,
brakes, lights, side door.
$2000 neg. (863)675-1497

1 owner, 110K, runs good,
$1000 (863)234-9564
CHEVY VENTURE '99- clean,
runs good, ac, works good,
$2500 or best of-
fer(239)728-8521 LaBelle

VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2000 (863)763-3451
FORD- 2, Both for $1000. or
best offer (863)261-1235
FORD WINDSTAR '98- needs
new motor, everything else
is good, $200

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CASE NO. 2007-CP-133
The administration of the Estate of PA-
TRICIA J. CORSON deceased, File
Number 2007-CP-133, is pending in
the Circuit Court for OK ECHOBEE
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the decedent and
other perssons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
The date of first publication of this notice
is June 25,2007.
Personal Representative:
RO. Box 6785
SVero Beach, FL 32961
Attorney for Personal Representative:
William N. Kirk, Esq.
Gould, Cooksey, Fennell, O'Neill,
Marine, Carter & Hafner, PA.
979 Beachland Blvd.
Vero Beach, FL 32963
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0619531
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Community Events

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

Realtors establish new scholarship fund
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will be offering a scholarship 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 informa-

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 documen-
tation 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 In-
clude 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
are 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 are $15 and proceeds fund the ORE schol-
arship. 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 ornament
numbers) and quantity please call one of the following members: 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 pro-
gram for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so register 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 information, call
Malissa at (863) 763-5453.

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 appointment only, no walk ins are accepted.

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.

Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop callodJ Deafening Silence, which deals
with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing survivors of domestic violence.
The date and time will be announced at a later date according to community inter-
est and response. Contact Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items such as fur-
niture, 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 pregnant women in the community. For information, call (863) 462-5877.

Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okeechobee have
discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are good for one year at selected
businesses. Cards can be purchased at CarQuest, 300 N.W. Park St. For informa-
tion, call (863) 462-5863. Proceeds will go toward youth activities in our commu-

Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic HIV/AIDs instruc-
tion course that complies with Florida employment requirements for individuals
working in various vocations. This is a self-study course that includes text work
and the successful 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 information.

Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers 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.

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 www.

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy toner car-

tridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school supplies to be used by all
students. To donate empty printer 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.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering parenting edu-
cation classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women and parents are encour-
aged 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 registra-

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee. 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

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services available at no
charge to help people in their search for the right employee or job. For more, visit
their web site at; or, call (863) 462-5350.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary has
formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite Squadron 453 current-
ly has 26 members. Senior members and cadets are being recruited for the unit.
Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to
administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet
programs. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish these mis-
sions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene
O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money. Martha's
House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If you have any used
cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop them off at their administrative
office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.

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

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free -adult basic education/
GED and English as a second language classes at these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as second language classes, Monday and
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Yearling
Middle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane, English as a second language classes, Mon-
day-Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

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

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes are currently taught four days
a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be hosting God's
Time a morning of free organized Christian activities that includes play, instruc-
tion and interaction for parents and their pre-school children. The event will be
held each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Child care will be provided for in-
fants during the class. For information, call (863) 763-4021.

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering religious edu-
cation classes for children. Registrations for Catholic Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.)
are now being accepted. Classes for children in grades kindergarten through ninth
will be held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the
parish office at (863) 763-3727.

Church selling picture packages
The Pentecostals of Okeechobee are selling antiquities picture packages to
raise money to support their building fund. For information, call (863) 634-8228.

Rain Barrel Workshop
Rain barrels are a convenient and efficient way to collect rainwater. They pro-
vide a free source of water for irrigating your landscape and potted plants, and help
reduce the storm water runoff from your yard. To learn more about rain barrels
and to make your own barrel, plan to attend the Rain Barrel Workshop on June 26
at the Okeechobee County Extension Service, 423 U.S. 98 North, from 5:30 p.m. to
7 p.m. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call (863) 763-6469 to sign
up. The cost is $25 and includes a rain barrel and conversion kit.

Upcoming Events

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion meeting at
8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge.
For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All persons interested
in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a caring group are
welcome to come and see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie
Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W. Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third
St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance every
Friday, from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on Sebring Parkway,
one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests.
For information, call (863) 471-0559 or (863) 385-6671.

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Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W Third Terr., holds meetings for persons
with alcohol and drug related problems at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 357-

Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short business meeting.
Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For information, contact: Roland
Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at
(863) 610-1251.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for an open discussion at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex pavilion, 580 N.W 27th Lane. For information call
(863) 634-4780.

AA. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It will be an open step meeting.

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Sports Briefs

I.R.C.C. hosts
softball camp
Indian River Community Col-
lege, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort
Pierce, will host a softball camp
for girls, ages 6 through 13. Camp
will meet on July 16 through July
23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants
will learn softball fundamentals
and improve skills to become
better players. Softball games
will be played every day, as well
as other sports such as soccer,
kickball and swimming. Camp-
ers will be grouped by age. "Par-
ents Participation Day" will be
conducted on Fridays. Call Dale
-Atkinson, I.R.C.C. softball coach
at (772) 462-7410 or_datkinso@ Please make a note that
all registrations need made
in the VS building at the Cashier's
Window. Do not mail checks.

YMS hosts
volleyball open gym
Yearling Middle School will
host an open gym starting in July
for any girl interested in playing
volleyball. Any girl that will be
attending YMS in the upcoming
school year may participate. Girls
must have a completed., physical
form and parental consent form
before being allowed to partici-
pate. Forms can be picked up
in the main office of YMS. Open

gym will begin July 5, from 1
to 3 p.m., and continue every
Tuesday and Thursday. For infor-
mation contact Melinda Gray at
(863) 697-2795.

OHS sponsoring
baseball camp
The Future Stars baseball/
softball camp; sponsored by the
Okeechobee High School base-
ball and softball programs, will
take place on Aug. 6-10, from
8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon, at O.H.S.
for boys and girls ages 7 through
16. This camp will provide quali-
ty baseball/softball instruction'by
college and high school coaches
including the head softball and
baseball coaches from Indian
River Community College and
Stetson University. This camp is
designed and geared for the seri-
ous player and all potential little
league coaches. The camp will
consist of two days for pitching
and catching, two days for hitting
and the final day for infield and
outfield play. There is no charge
for this camp, but space is lim-
ited. Forms can be obtained at
Hibbett Sporting Goods and Beef
0' Bradys or by calling Jess Man-
son at (863) 634-5020, Bobby
Steiert at (863) 634-6523 or Russ
Brown at (863) 634-4457. The
application deadline is June 30.

Local mat
club meets
The Okeechobee Wres-
tling Club meets on Tuesday
and Thursday evenings at the
Okeechobee High School gym.
Elementary school children
practice from 6 until 7 p.m.
Middle and high school students
practice from 7 until 8 p.m.
New members are always
For information, contact
O.H.S. wrestling coach Bruce
Jahner at (863) 462-5025.

Cheerleading squad
is accepting members
The Okeechobee Platinum
Elite competitive cheerleading
squad continues to grow every
.day, and it's not too late to join.
Call Kathy at (863) 697-0812
to join.
Bass club
meeting slated
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W.,
on the second Thursday of each
Tournaments are held the fol-
lowing weekend.
New member boaters and
non-boaters are welcome.
For information, call Dave
Stout at (863) 467-2255.

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