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planned for June 3
The American Red Cross
will be hold a Hurricane Pre-
paredness Seminar on June 3,
from 5:30-7 p.m. to inform the
public the importance of being
prepared for this hurricane sea-
son. The seminar will include
guest speakers: Bill Casian/Raul-
erson Hospital, Mike Faulkner/
Emergency Management, Mary
Blakeney/ American Red Cross,
Jenny Pung/Waste Management,
Jon Geitner/Seacoast National
'Bank and Billy Dean/WOKC AM
The informational seminar
'will cover subjects from various
companies to education the au-
* Hurricane emergency sup-
* Banking procedures;
* Evacuation information;
* Information resources (Ra-
* Waste management before
* Shelters; and, more.
Seminar will be held at Sea-
coast National Bank, 1409 South
Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, A
hurricane cooler and first aid kit
will be given to the winner of the
raffle. Please RSVP to The Ameri-
can Red Cross at 863-763-2488
as space is limited to the first 50
Clay shoot Saturday
FloridaAgri-Women is hosting
,its annual sporting clays shoot on
'Saturday, June 7 at Quail Creek
'Plantation in Okeechobee. Pro-
ceeds from the event are used
for scholarships for women pur-
suing careers in agriculture and
veterinary sciences. The tourna-
ment begins at 8 a.m. and con-
cludes with a delicious barbecue
luncheon at noon. Participants
will have a shot at 100 targets;
we do not supply guns, ammu-
nition or ear protection. Trophies
will be awarded to the top three
teams. A team of four can par-
ticipate for $400. Single shooters
can partake in the fun for $100.
Sponsorship opportunities are
also available. For registration
and sponsorship details, please
contact Katie Edwards at 305-
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Local Burn Ban: None
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Pogey's Family Restaurant
1759 S. Parrott Ave.
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given in feet above sea level
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2008 election ballot growing
By Pete Gawda
In addition to voting for con-
stitutional officers, city council-
men, county commissioners
and school board members,
Okeechobee voters will have to
decide on nine proposed amend-
ments to the state constitution.
The amendment that is the
most emotionally charged is a
ban on gay marriage. This pro-
posed amendment would de-
fine marriage as the legal union
of one man and one woman.
Florida already has such a law,
but backers say a constitutional
amendment would protect it
from legal challenges.
There are three proposed
amendments dealing with edu-
cation. The one that would affect
locals schools the most is the
proposed amendment to reduce
most property taxes for schools
in 2011. This is estimated to re-
duce overall property taxes by 25
percent and result in an estimat-
ed $9 million loss of revenues
for schools. Some of the ways to
make up for this loss would be
to increase sales tax, eliminate
sales tax exemptions or cut other
Community colleges would
benefit if the proposed amend-
ment passes that would allow
for local option sales taxes to
support community colleges.
The third education related
amendment would order that
65 percent of school funding go
toward classroom instruction.
It would also allow for private
Another proposed amend-
ment would delete language
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Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
Senior drafting student at Okeechobee High School, Brittany Smith won first place with
her scale rendition of a house she built in drafting class.
Okeechobee News/Chauna Agullar
Okeechobee High School student Rachel Byassee won second place with her scale
rendition of a house she built in drafting class.
Community faces drug problems
By Chauna Aguilar
Cocaine, heroin, metham-
phetamines, marijuana and
pharmaceuticals are all a grow-
ing problem, according to a re-
port given by Detective Lt. John
Rhoden to the the Kiwanis Club
of Okeechobee last week.
There are babies born ev-
eryday addicted to these drugs,
said Lt. Rhoden.
He said he has asked indi-
viduals who have been arrest-
ed what made them start doing
these drugs, these were some
of the common responses:
* They were pressured into
it and they wanted everyone to
like them and trust them;
* Friends always made it
sound good -- they were always
told of the parties and the good
times, not the bad times when
the people are coming down
from the high;
* Simply curiosity;
* To imitate adults;
* Life trauma such as a
death in the family, injury, di-
* Just plain being stupid.
According to Det. Lt. Rho-
den, alcohol is the most widely
abused drug. When someone
is drunk, they feel ten feet tall
and bulletproof, he said. It
slows the thought processes
down where it is easier for one
to be talked into doing things.
Poor judgement typically leads
to criminal activity, he said.
A growing problem with
marijuana is that dealers are
lacing the marijuana with other
drugs such as cocaine or hero-
in, so that the user is becoming
more addicted to the drug and
will only want to buy the drug
from them. This creates some-
what of a monopoly on the
drug so that the user doesn't
even know that they are ad-
dicted to the stronger drug, yet
they want to get that same high
that they were getting from that
See Drugs - Page 2
from the state constitution allow-
ing for regulation or prohibition
of property ownership by aliens
ineligible for citizenship.
If another of the proposed
amendments passes, property
owners who make improve-
ments on residential property
for energy efficiency or wind-
storm protection would get a tax
Anther proposed amendment
would provide tax breaks for
The "working waterfront" tax
break, if passed, would provide
a property tax break for water-
front businesses such as marinas
and boat repair shops that do
not intend to convert to a more
lucrative use such as condomini-
ums. This amendment would
probably affect property own-
ers on the east and west coasts
more than Lake Okeechobee
property owners. The intent of
this amendment is to preserve
Repeal of the ban on fund-
ing for religious organizations is
See Ballot- Page 2
Two die in
By Charles M. Murphy
Rain showers and wet roads
could have contributed in two
separate accidents over the
Memorial Day weekend that
claimed the lives of Okeecho-
Jerry Hammack, 47, died
May 25, when he lost control of
a west bound Harley Davidson
Motorcycle on State Road 70 in
St. Lucie County.
Richard Gonzales, 40, died
May 24, when his 2005 Ford
Mustang skidded off State Road
714 (Martin Grade) and struck
The Florida Highway Patrol
press release stated Mr. Ham-
mack was approaching a curve
in the roadway around 4 p.m.
on Monday, failed to negotiate
the curve and traveled onto a
closed roadway construction
area and struck a barricade. Mr.
Hammack was ejected as the
motorcycle rolled over onto its
Mr. Hammack was treated
at the scene by St. Lucie County
EMS and was transported to
Lawnwood Regional Medical
Center where he died. Fire offi-
cials also had to extinguish the
motorcycle which had burst
Mr. Hammack died just west
of the Header Canal Road. The
County is constructing a new
exit and on ramp to improve
the intersection at County Road
See Accidents -Page 2
lead to arrests
By Charles M. Murphy
Be sure to read your daily
newspaper, you never known
what you might find out, and
what crime you'll help solve.
'To Okeechobee residents
were charged with burglary
and other charges this week-
end after a report in the Satur-
day edition of the Okeechobee
News resulted in numerous
tips to law enforcement about
a recent burglary.
Derrick Clay, 19, of S.E.
27th Street, was charged with
burglary causing over $1,000
in damages, grand theft, and
petit theft. He was held in the
Okeechobee County Jail in lieu
of $127,000 bond.
Matthew L. Sanborn, 35, of
Buckhead Ridge, was charged
with burglary to a structure and
was held on $2,500 bond.
The arrest report from Cor-
poral Paul Ferrell noted that a
citizen called the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office on May
See Tips - Page 2
Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Kiwanis vice-president Jim Vensel (left) and Charlie An-
drews (right) welcomed Detective Lt. John Rhoden and his
wife Mandy Rhoden (center-left to right) who spoke about
drug use in Okeechobee County.
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Man accused of sexual battery
By Charles M. Murphy
A 33-year-old Okeechobee
man was charged with sexual
battery and held on $50,000
bond Sunday after an incident in
Dewberry Gardens, Okeechobee
County Sheriff Deputies said.
Refugio Rodriquez is accused
of molesting a sleeping woman
in her own home after a party on
Saturday night,, Detective Ted Van
The local man, employed as a
fruit picker, was enjoying a party
with several people in the resi-
dence and alcohol was reportedly
consumed. When the party go-
ers decided to take naps, Mr. Ro-
driquez entered the victim's room
and touched her inappropriately,
arrest reports stated.
"He took inappropriate liber-
ties with the woman," the detec-
Detectives interviewed the vic-
tim, another witness and the sus-
pect and all made statements to
authorities about this incident.
The victim was not hospitalized
and was not physically injured.
Detective Van Deman said the vic-
tim did suffer some psychological
injuries from this incident.
Pickup destroyed in pasture blaze
By Charles M. Murphy
A Ford F 150 pickup was totally
destroyed in a fire May 23 in the
vicinity of 1550 N.E. 208th Street,
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue
Fire crews from two local fire
stations responded to McArthur
Farms around mid afternoon on
Friday and found the pickup fully
involved with flame.
Three units and four firemen
battled the blaze and put the fire
out with 500 gallons of water and
some fire fighting foam. There
were no injuries reported.
The report from paramedic
Everette Wooten stated that the
driver, Mitch Selvey was driving
the vehicle in a cornfield when he
noticed smoke coming out from
underneath the vehicle. He got
out of the vehicle and was unable
to put out the flames.
The State Fire Marshall was
contacted to investigate the actual
cause of the blaze.
The estimate of damage was
placed at $25,000.
Cancer Society has resource network
For the 100,000 people in Flor-
ida who will be diagnosed with
cancer this year, there will be
many questions and emotions.
A newly diagnosed patient may
have questions about how to tell
his or her family, what treatment
options are available, or may need
help understanding the complex
medical system. There will be
many practical considerations as
well, such as what treatment will
be like, how to handle financial
concerns, or how to get to and
The American Cancer Society
understands that dealing with
cancer is difficult, and makes help
easy to find and easy to use to
lessen the impact of the disease.
Through its Cancer Resource
Network, the Society offers pro-
grams and services that address
the needs of those touched by
"We do everything we can
to improve quality of life for pa-
tients, caregivers, and survivors
during and after diagnosis and
treatment," said Keri Hughes,
Unit Executive Director for Mar-
tin and Okeechobee Counties.
"Whether it's matching people
with appropriate clinical trials,
providing information on manag-
ing side effects of chemotherapy,
helping people get to their treat-
ment appointments, or providing
a free place to stay during treat-
ment far from home, the Cancer
Resource Network offers help
and hope throughout the cancer
Many different forms of sup-
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and in person. The Society pro-
vides many ways for patients and
caregivers to connect with survi-
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on one or in groups -- to share
experiences, learn about cancer,
and gain encouragement. Volun-
teer drivers provide transportation
for patients to and from treatment
appointments (Road to Recov-
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Hope Lodge� facilities across the
U.S. offer free, temporary lodging
to patients and their caregivers
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to receive treatment. American
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Prepare for hurricane season
ST. PETERSBURG -- Governor
Charlie Crist joined state and lo-
cal emergency managers and
the Florida Retail Federation to
promote Florida Hurricane Pre-
paredness Week, May 25-31. He
announced that some Florida
retailers will be hosting special
sales on hurricane supplies, be-
ginning Friday, May 30, and con-
tinuing through June 8. Governor
Crist and officials also accompa-
nied Sandra Jackson of St. Peters-
burg and three of her children to
shop for hurricane supplies at the
Home Depot in St. Petersburg.
"Florida retailers have stepped
up to the plate during tough times
to help Floridians get ready for this
hurricane season," said Governor
Crist. "We applaud their com-
mitment and partnership to the
safety.of all who call the Sunshine
State home." The Governor an-
nounced that the Florida Lottery
and the Florida Retail Federation
have partnered with Emergency
Management this year to increase
public awareness efforts across
the state. Emergency supply lists
will be available in more than
13,000 Lottery retailers from the
Panhandle to the Keys. The Flor-
ida Lottery will also work with
its existing broadcast media part-
ners to place preparedness mes-
sages in both English and Spanish
during select television and radio
"The Florida Lottery is proud
to play a part in preparing Florid-
ians for the upcoming hurricane
season," said Florida Lottery Sec-
retary Leo DiBenigno. "For 20
years, the Lottery has provided
billions for education in the Sun-
shine State, and we are glad to
support emergency managers
statewide to help raise awareness
and keep our residents and visi-
"Florida is a great place to live,
work and play," said Governor
Crist. "However, with this para-
dise comes the responsibility for
all who call the Sunshine State
home to get a plan and prepare
for the 2008 Hurricane Season."
Rick McAllister, president and
chief executive officer of the Flor-
ida Retail Federation, explained
how retailers across the state
have stocked their shelves with
emergency supplies, and they en-
courage residents to visit stores in
their local community to get pre-
pared for the upcoming hurricane
"Floridians can use the emer-
gency supply list as they prepare
themselves and their families for
any type of disaster, especially
hurricanes," said McAllister. "We
encourage everyone to check and
replenish their emergency sup-
plies so they are ready before an
All of the participating Florida
retailers are actively engaged in
hurricane and disaster prepared-
ness. Some Florida retailers will
make special savings available on
common disaster-supply items
during the 10-day event. Check
your local newspapers for the
sales and promotional prices that
may be taking place in your area.
at more than 80 hospitals across
the country guide patients and
their families through every step
of the cancer experience, helping
them understand the range of op-
tions and make the most out of
the complex health care system.
Cancer Resource Network pro-
grams and. services meet needs
that may arise from the day of
a diagnosis through years after
completing treatment. .-
All American Cancer Society
services are offered free of charge,
and information is available 24
hours a day, seven days a week.
Anyone seeking information can
find it at www.cancer.org, or can
speak to a trained Cancer Infor-
mation Specialist at the Society's
National Cancer Information Cen-
ter anytime by calling 1-800-ACS-
2345 (1-800-227-2345). Callers in
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25, after reading an article in the
newspaper. The witness told
authorities that his friend had
bragged about breaking into a
store with his nephew, days ear-
Clay was charged with break-
ing into the Fast Break gas station
on Highway 78 west on May 20,
Continued From Page 1
Ecstasy is another problem
drug. It causes your body tem-
perature to rise to a point where it
can literally fry your brain. When
you are in that state of mind things
can happen that a person would
normally not be all right with. For
example, he said, many rapes oc-
cur with the use of ecstasy.
Methamphetamines can be
created with chemicals that you
can buy from your local retail
store, Lt. Rhoden continued. The
only item in the drug which is not
a chemical is the pseudophed-
erine, which is limited to being
sold in large quantities and is
now kept behind the pharmacist
The use of methamphetamines
literally causes sores on the body
and teeth to fall out. Methamphet-
amine users often feel like they
have bugs inside of them and
have to scratch them out. Using
meth can keep you up and delu-
sional for 24 hours straight.
If you know someone who is
addicted, it is the dope that is kill-
ing them, he said.
There are many places that you
Okeechobee can also be helped
in Spanish. The local Okeecho-
bee Unit also offers Reach to Re-
covery, Cancer Support Groups,
Look Good, Feel Better, and a Gift
Closet. For more information on
local programs, please call 863-
467-2376 ext 115.
The American Cancer Society
is dedicated to eliminating cancer
as a major health problem by sav-
ing lives, diminishing suffering,
and preventing cancer through
research, education, advocacy,
and service. Founded in 1913 and
with national headquarters in At-
lanta, the Society has 13 regional
Divisions and local offices in 3,400
communities, involving millions
of volunteers across the United
States. For more information any-
time, call toll free 1-800-ACS-2345
or visit www.cancer.org.
just before 2 a.m.
A photograph taken from the
surveillance video was printed in
last Saturday's paper and depu-
ties said they received several tips
from this story.
One witness identified the
vehicle while others stated they
Clay reportedly denied any in-
volvement in the incident when
he spoke to authorities, arrest re-
can get them help. Lt. Rhoden en-
couraged people to not overlook
an addiction in someone they
know, but to be there for them
and tell them you love them.
"Get in their business. That's
the only way to change some-
thing," stated Lt. Rhoden.
Drug addiction is a growing
problem that will continue to
grow if we don't make the young
people and the old realize that
they have a reason to live without
the drug use.
In other Kiwanis business,
on Monday, June 2, the Kiwanis
Club will be serving food to the
students at New Endeavor High
School who have earned enough
positive behavior points.
On behalf of Kiwanis, Libby
Alexander presented four Dick
Blair Memorial scholarships at
Okeechobee High School Schol-
arship Night to Rina Boswell, Jes-
se Bryant, Matthew Richey and
The Kiwanis club will meet on
Thursday, May 29, at the Ameri-
can Legion Hall.
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another proposed constitutional
amendment that will be on the
Turning to election of local of-
ficials, the only constitutional of-
ficer facing opposition is Repub-
lican Sheriff Paul May who will
facing another Republican, Tom
At this time, clerk of circuit
court Sharon Robertson, property
appraiser Bill Sherman, supervi-
sor of elections Gwen Chandler
and tax collector Celeste Watford,
all Democrats, face no opposi-
In the county commission-
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609 and to provide another ac-
cess road into the St. Lucie Fair-
About $6,000 in property dam-
age was reported in the mid after-
Mr. Gonzales was operating
the Ford on a wet roadway Sun-
day. According to the report, FPH
ers' race, Democratic district one
incumbent Ray Domer is being
challenged by Democrat Phil
Baughman. District 5 incumbent,
Democrat Elvie Posey, is being
challenged by Margaret Helton, a
Republican. District 3 incumbent
Democrat Clif Betts faces no op-
position at this time.
To date no one has qualified to,
run for city council or city clerk.
There are two nonpartisan
school board seats up this term
-- the seats currently held by Kelly
Owens and India Riedel. At this,
time the incumbents face no op-
Post your opinions in the
Public Issues Forum at www.
newszap.com. Reporter Pete
Gawda can be reached at pgaw-
Troopers were unsure why the
vehicle crossed over into the east
bound lane, went out of control,
went off the north grass shoulder,
and struck a large tree.
Mr. Gonzales was not wearing
a seatbelt in the accident.
About $12,000 in property
damage was reported in the ac-
cident scene located about four
miles west of the intersection of
SR 714 and Fox Brown Road.
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Today: A partly sunny day with high in the upper 80s. Winds
will be from the east 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: A mostly clear night with lows in the upper 60s. Winds
will be from the east 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday: A partly sunny day with highs in the mid 80s. Winds
from the east around 5 mph increasing to around 10 mph in the
Thursday night: A partly cloudy day with lows around 70.
Friday: A partly cloudy day with highs in the lower 90s.
Friday night: A partly cloudy night with lows in the lower 70s.
Saturday: A partly cloudy day with a 20 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. The highs will be in the lower 90s.
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the lower 70s.
Sunday: A partly cloudy day with a 30 percent chance of show-,
ers and thunderstorms. The highs will be in the upper 80s.
Sunday night: A partly cloudy night with a 20 percent chance
of evening showers and thunderstorms. The lows will be in the,
Monday: A partly cloudy day with a 40 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms. The highs will be in the upper 80s.
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 28, 2008 ,
Pickup truck allegedly
driven through porch
By Charles M. Murphy
A 1994 Ford F-150 pickup truck
was used to drive through a front
porch and strike a mobile home
three times during a domestic dis-
pute on N.W Fifth Street qn Sun-
day, Okeechobee County Sheriff
Buff Holt Benitez, 39, of N.W.
36th Terrace, was charged with
aggravated assault and criminal
mischief in excess of $1,000, ar-
rest reports stated.
Ms. Benitez was held on
$10,000 bond immediately fol-
lowing the arrest.
An arrest report from Deputy
Donald Ellis stated that he was
called to the report of a residence
being hit by a vehicle. He arrived
on the scene and learned that the
pickup had destroyed the front
porch and busted a water pipe
at the residence. The estimate of
property damage was placed at
Ms. Benitez's boyfriend, Angel
Torrez, 27, told authorities that he
had an argument with Benitez at
their residence so he decided to
visit some friends. Benitez fol-
lowed him to the residence and
began yelling at him, he told
The arrest report added that
Torrez and some 'other friends
remained on the porch as the
suspect got into the pickup truck.
The group reportedly thought she
was leaving the property, but she
backed up the truck and struck
the porch three times.
Torres said he believed that
Benitez was trying to hit him with
Deputies later caught up to
Benitez at a local convenienience
store. She denied the allegations
and stated that her boyfriend was
lying. She claimed that she used
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
* Joseph Michael Alicea, 40,
S.W 13 St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested May 25, by Deputy Arlene
Durbin on the felony charge of
grand theft. His bond was set at
* Francisco Arellano Jr., 17,
N.W. 4 St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested on May 24, on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging him
with the felony charge of robbery.
His bond was set at $10,000.
* Arturo Garcia Jr., 2.6, of
Okeechobee, was arrested on
May 24, on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant on the felony charges
of two counts of sale of cocaine
and two counts of possession of
cocaine with the intent to sale.
His bond was set at $60,000.
* Michael Gonzales, 37, of
Okeechobee was arrested May
26, on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with two
counts of the felony of violation of
probation - grand theft. No bond
* Harry Murphy, 23, U.S. High-
way 441, was arrested May 24, on
a Okeechobee County warrant on
the felony charge of violation of
probation - possession of metha-
.* Dawn Robinson, 46, of
Okeechobee, was arrested on
May 23, on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant on the felony charge
Of violation of probation .- pos-
session of cocaine. No bond has
* Marvin Gay Thomas, 33,
N.W. 12 St. , Okeechobee, was
arrested May 26, on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging him
with sexual battery of a child un-
der 12 and lewd and lascivious
battery. No bond was set.
* * Richard Valente, 55, S.E. 37
Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed on May 23, on an Okeechobee
County Warrant for the felony
charge of false or fraudulent acts
involving the department of state.
his bond was set at $5,000.
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not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who
is later found innocent or has
had the charges against them
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discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
TRAIN STATION: When I look at old photos of Okeechobee, it
amazes me how much this community once had and has already lost.
Everyone has heard about the Southland Hotel and it was not the only
old hotel in the area. The School Board was smart enough to save the
old school buildings, using grant funding. The county is saving the old
courthouse, which is an amazing piece of architecture and has sur-
vived many hurricanes. There is talk of wanting to save the old jail, but
from what I understand we waited too long. It is no longer structurally
sound. We can still save the train depot and we should. With the high
price of gasoline, we need more trains and if it was easier to get tickets
and schedules, I think more people would ride the trains. I would love
to see our legislators work on a plan for a more extensive Florida train
system. We need a commuter train from Okeechobee to the Tri-Rail
system on the coast.
HIGH SCHOOL: It seems to me that there are a few people who
like to use Speak Out to take pot shots at the high school. If these
people really have information and really care about the school, they
would do better to either take their concerns and questions to the
school board. If there are problems, let's get it all out in the open and
DEPOT: It looks like they will be tearing the old train station down.
Just wondering if any one has thought of how much asbestos or lead
is in the paint. There are special precautions that need to be taken so
as not to contaminate the ground and the air. EPA needs to be aware
BLOOD DONORS: As a regular blood donor, I have to ask if those
questioning the high school coach's actions ever donate blood? And if
you are a blood donor, how many times a year do you donate? If these
football players are giving three times a year and skip one blood drive,
they are well above average in their blood donations. Unless a football
player has a rare blood type, I don't think skipping one blood drive will
cost any lives. I think blood drives at the high school are a good idea
because it teaches teenagers that giving blood is a good thing and that
it is not scary or painful. But the adult population should not be relying
on teenagers to donate blood. The adults are the ones who should be
donating regularly. Those under the age of 18 are not even allowed to
give blood without parental permission. Even regular blood donors
have to skip a blood drive sometimes, or sometimes they are turned
down. If you are on any medication, if you have a cold, if your iron is
low, etc., you can't donate. EDITOR's NOTE: The information about
the blood drive that was printed in the Friday paper came from an as-
sistant coach and apparently was in error. Coach Branham clarifies:
"During the season, the blood mobile was here on Oct. 4. We had a
footballgame on Oct. 5. We did advise the footballplayers not to give
blood on that day. The reason is that doctors recommend allowing at
least 48 hours between blood donation and extreme physical exer-
tion, which is what they would be doing in a football game. We did
tell them that we encourage them to give blood during other times of
the year. Usually I give blood myself. This Spring at the blood drive,
they were not told not to give blood. We did have a player who gave
blood and we gave him light duty that day. It is a concern of mine
that people would take such interest in criticizing the football team.
There are 1,287 total students in the high school and only 115 persons
gave blood, including teachers." The Okeechobee News apologizes
for the miscommunication and for any confusion or inconvenience it
may have caused.
MEMORIAL DAY: I thought the Memorial Day services were re-
ally nice this year. But it is a shame that more people didn't attend.
Memorial Day should be about taking the time to think about those
who gave their lives for our freedom. For too many people, it's just a
day off to have fun, or go to the beach or go to a Memorial Day sale.
Our service members give their lives to protect you, and you can't take
an hour out of your day once a year to honor them, even though you
have that day off from work. Do the holidays mean anything anymore?
Everything is so commerical, we have lost the meaning of these days
which were once set aside for a reason.
DEPOT: I hope the Main Street folks and the Historical Society can
do something to save the train station. I know the city and county are
on their side, but since CSX owns the building, all they can do is try to
persuade CSX to cooperate. And it seems like CSX just wants to tear
the old depot down.
SPEED LIMITS: I don't know why everyone is in such a hurry
lately, but everyone just needs to slow down and stay below the speed
limits. In residential areas, the speed limit is usually 25 mph or 30 mph.
If you are driving through a residential area, you need to watch the
speed limit signs and slow down. People live on those roads and they
do not appreciate cars speeding past. There are people out walking
their dogs, children playing, kids riding bicycles. They should not have
to put up with cars going 50 or 60 mph in residential neighborhoods
just because drivers think the main roads are too crowded and you
decide to take a short cut. I appreciate the sheriff's office for running
radar on some of these residential streets and ticketing the speeders. I
know they have done this in the southwest section and it has helped
slow down the speeders.
COLLEGE: I think it is great that Indian River College is adding four
year degrees. This is going to be a big help for Okeechobee County,
giving additional educational opportunities for the people who live
here. Many of us can't afford to send our kids away to college, and
the only way they can go to school is if they can continue to live at
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Tournament help appreciated
On April 19, of this year,
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue
put together our first softball tour-
The tournament was a fund-
raiser for our Union (Local 2918)
to help raise money to sponsor
We had a great response from
the public and the teams that par-
We would like to say thank
you to everyone who took time in
participating in this event.
We would like to recognize
the following businesses and
individuals: Seacoast National
Bank, Quality Tees, Winn-Dixie,
Gary's Lock and Safe, Century
21 - Hazellief and Prevatt Reality,
H.W Rucks Dairy, Bealls Outlet,
Jill Rodgers, Brian Stokes, Lonnie
Sears, Superior Water Works, and
Bills Mini Mart.
Carr family says
The friends and family of Sean
Carr would like to give our sin-
cere thanks and appreciation to
Steve and Dee Dee Cates for help-
ing put this benefit together on
Special thanks to Tommy Pe-
ters of the Cypress Hut Eagles
Club for providing us with the
place and profits donated. To
our wonderful community for all
their help and donations. Thanks
to the following businesses for
Wednesday, May 28
Schools providing summer meals
Okeechobee County Public School District is sponsoring meals at
school site during the Summer School session from Tuesday, June 10,
through Monday, June 30. Meals will be provided to all children at no
charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program
and its activities are the same for all, regardless of race, color, national
origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in
the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the follow-
ing sites: South Elementary School, 2468 S.W. Seventh Ave., Osceola
Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th St., and Okeechobee High School, 2800
Hwy 441 N.
For students not registered for summer school activities, interested
parents may register their child/children for the food program. Regis-
tration for children not enrolled in the Summer School Program will
be held at the OCSB Food Services Office, 3150 N.W. Tenth Terrace,
on Wednesday, May 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Questions may be
directed to the Food Service Office by calling 863-462-5148. Parents
will be required to provided transportation to and from the school site
and will be required to stay with their children during the meal. Any
person who believes he/she has been discriminated against in any US-
DA-related activity should write or call immediately to USDA, Director,
Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W Washington,
D.C., 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6282 (TTY).
Friday, May 30
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition to meet
The Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet on Friday, May 30, from 1 p.m., to 4 p.m., for their Board/
Annual meeting at the American Legion Post 64 at 501 S.E. Second
Street. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide
network of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing ser-
vices to pregnant women and infants. For more information about the
Coalition, please contact Executive Director, Kay Begin at the Coalition
Saturday, May 31
IRCC to present "Rumors"
"Rumors" May 29-31, at 8 p.m. and May 31, at 2 p.m. at the McAlpin
Fine Arts 'Center, IRCC Main Campus at 3.209 Virginia Avenue in Ft.
Pierce. Neil Simon's classic play featuring IRCC Fine Arts Program the-
atre alumni. Tickets are $12. Call the IRCC Box Office at 1-800-220-
9915 or visit www.ircc.edu.
Sunday, June 1
Arts, crafts and Antique Cars
J & S Fish Camp, 9500 S.W. Conners, is looking for crafters and
antique car owners for their third annual Arts and Crafts Festival and
Antique Car Show on May 31, and June 1, which will be held to sup-
port Martha's House through a $10 donation. For more information
call Patricia Brown 772-332-3149.
their donations, without them
we couldn't have made it: Cy-
press Hut Eagles Club, Los Cocos
Mexican Restaurant, Good Spirits,
Happy Hour Tavern, Pogey's Res-
taurant (Susan), Pat's Lakeside
Cafe, Clock Restaurant, Golden
Corral, Landing Strip Cafe, Jo-
ey's Pizza, Dominos Pizza, Pizza
Heaven, Pizza Hut (Raquel), Sub-
way, Porter's Dry Cleaners, Dr.
Brannon, Duran Jewelers, Arrons
Rentals, Sara Ford Sue's Salon,
Tractor Supply, St. Lucie Heating
and Air Conditioning, The Alarm
Co. of Okeechobee, Dans Meat
Market and the Oil Can.
The friends and family of Sean Carr
Thank you, Raulerson Hospi-
tal. I want to thank you for your
kindness and caring when my
son Bobby Davis was in the hos-
pital. Even though the staff knew
there was no hope, we were giv-
en another day to hope it would
be. Everyone was so nice and car-
ing we were treated like family.
When*family and friends stayed
all night in the waiting room they
were given blankets and pillows
and we were provided with drinks
and snacks. There were about 30
people there for two days and we
all want to thank you and all the
medical personnel and everyone
from the hospital. To all that took
the time to come and speak to us.
This was a tragic accident from
the bees. Again-thanks to every-
Jeri Adriance, family and friends
Wednesday, May 28
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 Avt., 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 863-763-2893.
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 Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
101 Fifth Ave. For information call 863-634-4780.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food will be served at
5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.
Thursday, May 29
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.
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.
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-
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-
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.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. For information, call Mike Fletcher at 863-357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships at 6 p.m. For .information call ,863-763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second
Language classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart
Catholic 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 at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call 863-467-2321.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Basic Text
meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth
Ave. For information, call 863-634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 300
S.W. 6th Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
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Church News in Brief
Haven of Rest
The Haven of Rest Church
is sponsoring a Christian Youth
Camp five days and four nights
from June 9-13. The cost will be
$80. For more information please
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children 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
Bible Study at
Bible Study at Believers Fel-
lowship Church, 300 SW 6th Ave.,
Wednesday evenings from 7 to
8 p.m. Pastor Nich Hopkins pres-
ents informative and in depth Bi-
ble studies in a casual and friendly
atmosphere. Everyone is invited
to attend. Coffee and desserts are
health support group
Do you suffer with depression,
anxiety or other mental illness?
The Christian Mental Health Sup-
port group meets on the second
and fourth Thursday of the month
at 6 p.m. on Martin County Grade.
Call 772-597-0463 for information.
Family members are welcome.
The Okeechobee Methodist
Church has changed their wor-
ship service and Sundy School
times for the summer months.
There will be one worship service
on Sunday at 10 a.m., and Sun-
day School at 9 a.m.
Church van offers
Treasure Island Baptist
Church youth van runs through
Treasure Island and surrounding
areas. Programs are available for
students in grades first through
sixth and in grades seventh
Programs are from 6:30 - 8
p.m. Wednesday nights. The
church van will pick children up
and take them home.
For more information, call
Fort Drum Church has
The Fort Drum Community
'Church will hold a men's fellow-
ship breakfast at Ruck's Pit every
other Saturday starting at 6:30
a.m., and a women's fellowship
every other Monday starting at
6:30 a.m. For information or if
you need transportation to and
from these activities, call 863-467-
BHR Church holds A.A.
Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, holds open
meetings for Alcoholics Anony-
mous on Monday nights from
7 to 8 p.m. for substance abuse.
They also have Al-Anon meetings
on Monday nights from 7 until 8
p.m. to help family and friends of
alcoholics. For information call
Chris at 863-467-5714.
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6 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Louise Cowart, age 79, of
Okeechobee died May 24, 2008
at her home. Mrs. Cowart was
born Nov. 25, 1928 in Moult-
on, Ala. to Lewis and Johnnie
White. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Cowart is survived by
her stepson, Wendell Cowart;
two daughters, Jean Grana-
dos and Janet Barefoot, all of
Okeechobee; three brothers,
J.W. White, Bobby White, and
Ray White, all of Moulton, Ala.;
nine grandchildren; and eight
Visitation was held on Tues-
day, May 27, with services to
be held Wednesday, May 28, at
11 a.m., at Lawrence Funeral
Home in Moulton, Ala. Inter-
ment will follow at Oak Grove
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All local arrangements were
entrusted to the care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Jean 'Kitty' Cox
Jean "Kitty" Cox, age 67 of
Okeechobee, died Saturday,
May 24, 2008 at her residence.
Born May 19, 1941 in Brooklyn,
N.Y. she had been a resident
of Okeechobee since 1973 and
was a member of'the Ladies of
the Moose and enjoyed her cats,
country music and dancing.
She is survived by her daugh-
ters, Dawn Huddleston of
Okeechobee, Laurie (John) Em-
rich of Ft. Pierce, Darlene Cox of
Tampa; brother, Joseph Leteizen
of Arizona; father of the children,
William Cox of Okeechobee. In
addition, she is survived by five
A visitation will be held Friday,
May 30, from 10 until service time
at 11 a.m. in the Buxton Funeral
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Jerry Wayne Hammack, age
47 of Okeechobee died May 25,
2008 in Ft. Pierce. He was born
April 27, 1961 in Nottoway Coun-
ty, Va. to Larry and Nancy Ham-
mack. He was a truck driver hav-
ing come to Okeechobee from
Canton, Pa., in 2001. Mr. Ham-
mack proudly served our coun-
try in the U.S. Navy. He was a
member of Freedom Ranch and
Mr. Hammack was preceded
in death by his father, Larry Ham-
mack and his mother, Nancy
Whited. He is survived by his wife,
Leah Hammack of Okeechobee;
daughter, Melissa (Jason) Wise of
Aurora, Colo.; son, Trey (Heath-
er) Brown of Panama City; broth-
er, Sandy (Susan) Hammack of
Glade Valley, North Carolina and
Visitation will be from 5 until
7 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Bass
Okeechobee Chapel with funeral
services following at 7 p.m. Inter-
ment will be in Pennsylvania.
Friends may sign the guest-
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.
George Kermit Melson
George Kermit Melson, age
76 of Okeechobee died Thurs-
day, May 27, 2008 in the Hamrick
Home. Born July 27, 1931 in Dan-
ville, Ala. he had been a resident
of Okeechobee since 1972.
He is survived by his wife,
Mary Melson of Okeechobee;
son, Michael Melson of Okeecho-
bee; daughters, Beth Ann Reed
of Boston, Mass., Lisa Bass of
Okeechobee; brothers, Gurney,
Bill, Carl; sisters, Sue and Dean.
In addition, he is survived by
Graveside services will be held
Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 11 a.m.
in the Port Mayaca Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contri-
butions may be made to Hospice
of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548,
Okeechobee, Fla., 34973.
'All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Education News in Brief
Peace Lutheran Preschool is
now taking enrollment for the
coming school year.
They have openings in Jr. Pre-
school, 3 and 4 year old's and
Kindergarten. Call the school for
more information, 863-763-7566.
The Okeechobee County
Healthy Start Coalition will of-
fer parenting education 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,
You must attend all six classes
to get a certificate of completion.
We now have day and evening
classes available. No child care
will be available. Call 863-462-
5877 for registration.
A Childs World offers
VPK sign ups
VPK is a quality early educa-
tion program aimed at helping
your child toenter school ready
and eager to learn. The Sum-
mer 2008 program is available
to children who are eligible for
kindergarten in Fall of 2008 and
have not attended VPK, birth
date ranges Sept. 2, 2002 - Sept.
1, 2003. The Fall 2008-2009 pro-
gram is available to all children
who will be 4 years old, but not
5 years of age or older, on Sept.
1, 2008 and are eligible for kinder-
garten in Fall of 2009. Birth date
range Sept. 2, 2003 - Sept. 1, 2004.
To register, bring proof of Florida
residency Drivers License, utility
bill, residential rental agreement
or Florida identification card, (no
PO Box) Birth Certificate/proof of
age. Staff from the Early Learning
Coalition of Indian River, Martin,
and Okeechobee will be on hand
to answer questions and inform
parents of program specifics.
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When You Need A Service, Call A Professional!
Serving the entire lake
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"Our Focus Is To Make You Comfortable"
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REAL ESTATE .
OFFICE MANAGER .
S104 NW 7th Ave.
Cor--e Hf SR 70 WeMi
& N.W. 7th A.venue
Bobby Tucker, Lie. RE Broker
Websi e: www.tucker-group.comn
Air Conditioning 5 Refrigeration
Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years!
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Call today for your free estimate
Patricia L. Goolsby * Lic. Real Estate Broker
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
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* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
* Mobile Home Air Conditioning
207 N.E. Park Street
212 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Under New Ownership
Skateboards & More
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W* e Service All Brands
* 1 yr guarantee on repl. parts
* 24/7 Emergency Service
* FREE estimates
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If You Can't
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. * - I will INFUSE it!
So;e.,. I will SEW it!
I will BOND it!
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Bald Spot, I will COVER it!
And No One Will
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Hair Extensions 863-357-1270
Certified Speciaist 143 N.W. 36th Street
Serving My Hometown t inside Evie's Salon
"We make decorating easy"
Tile * Wood * Vinyl * Carpet
Area Rugs * Window Coverings
Residential & Commercial
Free Home Estimates
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When: Every Tuesday
Where: Okee County Public Library
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30pm
Phone: (863) 462-5781
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Chicken or Steak Fajitas
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* Bushog Mowing
* Overgrown Lots, Fields &
* Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
* Tree Trimming & Removal
* Absentee Owner Mowing
* Workman's Comp. Exemption
152 SE 60th Ave. * Okeechobee
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)
License # 457
"Over 25 Yrs Experience"
Framing, siding, painting,
State Lic., Insured, Bonded
Call Chris Gillaspy
State License #CRC1329417
WHERE SHOPPING IS A PLEASURE'
3551 Hwy. 441 S
Residential and Commercial
Sales, Service and New
24 Hour Emergency Service
2232 NW 32nd Dr.
License #CFCO 22585
T7ee 6 e of d Lake Ae4a
Reasonable Price * Quality Work
Tree Trimming, Removal and
24 Hour Emergency Service
Dangerous Tree Removal is Our Speciality
Bobcat Work and Property Maintenance
Licensed & Insured * Free Estimates
Call (863) 763-5407
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The following movies are now showing
at the Brahman Theatres III. Movie times for
Thursday, May 22, through Thursday, May 29,
are as follows:
Theatre I - "Indiana Jones and the King-
dom of the Crystal" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,
7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15
Theatre II - "Iron Man" (PG-13) Showtimes!
Friday at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9:15 p.m.
Theatre III - "Chronicles of Narnia" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m.. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m., Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at 2, 4:30 and 7:15 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; children 12 and un-
der are $4.50; senior citizens are $4.50 for all mov-
ies;.and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-7202.
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AUCTION FOR DISSOLUTION
OF PARTNERSHIP - SATUR-
DAY, May 31, 10 a.m., Ce-
dartown, Georgia, 800+/-
Acres in Tracts, Abundant
Road Frontage, Ponds
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GIGANTIC 3-DAY Auction
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ucks, Truck Tractors, Low-
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ticulating Dumps, Compac-
tors Grinders, Forklifts,
Paving Skidders, Feller
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Auction Co., Inc
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SEALED BID AUCTION,
37.333+/- Acres Shopping
Center Site, Greensboro, NC.
Wednesday, June 4, 2PM.
Iron Horse Auction,
CATAHOOLA MIX - Vic of Fort
Drum approx 6 months ago.
Please call to identify
CALF - brown w/white spots,
vicinity of Eagle Island Rd.
by Beaty Farms & McCarthur
Vic of East Trinidad, 6 mos
old, choc brown, green eyes.
PEACOCK - Male, lost in vic.
of The Prairie. Call
BLACK LAB MIX - 3 years old,
good w/people, prefers
home w/no other pets. Good
home only (863)467-1165
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Sale Site Phone: 863-946-9135
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Auctioneer: Terry DeMott, Sr.
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KITTENS - 2 month old, ready
for a new loving home.
KITTENS - 2 Wonderful male
kittens, 1 gray, 1 yellow.
KITTENS - Free to good home
only. Call (863)763-1893 &
ask for Bob.
LAB PUPPIES - 7 Wonderful
puppies, 4 black & 3 brown,
2 males, 7 weeks old. Call
for info (863)634-0601
PUPPIES (2) - Mixed puppies,
5 months old, very friendly,
to good home only.
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Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equilment 545
Children's Items 555
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Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
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Household Items 630
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Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
WINDOW UNIT - Admiral
18,000 btu/hr, 220v, still in
box, never opened, has re-
mote. $375 (863)357-6175
When you want something
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Fish Scaler-Rock it, automat-
ic, 10x21, only $110 Call
(863)763-7355 will deliver
SEWING MATCHING, SINGER -
Foot powered, $50. Call
ELECTRIC DRYER - Maytag,
works very well, $100 or
best offer. (863)801-3291
Frigidaire Stainless steel side
by side refrigerator, stove,
microwave and dishwasher
MICROWAVE - Stainless Steel,
Large. Like new $75
WASHER - Hotpoint, works
very well, $75 or best offer.
TANNING BED - '06/'07 Sun-
quest 16RS, barely used,
new shocks, works great.
BUILDINGS FOR SALE!
MANU FACTU.RER !"
20x30x12 $4300. 25x40x14
$6890.- 30x50x14 $7900.
60x100x18 $32,800. Pio-
KITCHEN COUNTER TOP -
Formica, 6'x36" sink cut-out,
fawn color, exc. con. $35.
KITCHEN COUNTER TOP
PIECES (6) - Formica, sizes
range from 11-31 inches.
$25 takes all. 863-763-1997
ROOF SHEETING - 15 sheets,
2' x 16', galvanized. $350
takes all. (863)612-6575
SERVICE BDX - Inside service
box, 150 amp, complete.
STEEL POLES (22) 9 Ft. x 4".
$660 for all, or best offer.
Will sep. (863)675-8204
TELEPHONE POLES (16) 20
Ft. +/-. Used. $800 for all,
or best offer. Will sep.
BABY BED - 3 stage, with all
bedding & mattress, $75.
BABY ITEMS - Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, security gate
& walker, $150 will sell sep.
BABY WALKER - Kolcraft, 2 in
1 Tiny Steps, Great condi-
tion, $30 (863)467-1396
BARBIE DOLLHOUSE - Large
& beautiful, with furniture.
Pd. $125, asking $45. Call
BOUNCE HOUSE w/SLIDE
15x15 Magic Jump. Like
new. $1800 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
CAR SEAT - Infant car seat,
only used twice. $20
(863)763-6747 Iv msg
FISHER PRICE NATURES
TOUCH SWING - asking $70
in excellent condition
FISHER PRICE RAIN FOREST
PLAYPEN - new, asking $50
Maternity Clothes- Pants,
skirts, tops, dresses, medi-
um and large $50 or will
Nursing Scrubs- Tops and
Pants, med. and large, varie-
ty of colors, $60 or will sep-
PROM GOWNS (3) - size
small, $150 will sell separ-
WEDDING DRESS - sz. 14,
beautiful, may be altered, pd
$989, sell for $400.
WEDDING DRESS - sz. 8,
brand new, may be altered if
needed, pd $1189, sell for
(1000)- Racing & Comic.
late 80s early 90s Exc. cond.
$300 neg 863-763-8943
JUKE BOX - Old, Play's 45's.
Fine shape. $100
LAPTOP - Apple, Power Book
G4, $450. (772)461-8822
Lexmark 231 Color Jetprinter
and Astra 600P Scanner
$60 or will separate Call for
BED SPREAD, Blanket & Bed
Pad, Queen size. $35
(863)763-7355 will deliver
FIREPLACE - Brand new, with
heater insert . $200 or best
offer. (863)763-6747 Iv msg
BEDROOM SET - Babcock, 3
pc set, wood. $250
Bombay Furniture- Cherry,
Twin bed mattress set,
Chest, Night Stand, $250 or
best offer (863)763-5876
BR SET - 6 pc., king, colonial,
' head/footboard, frame, 2 ni-
testands, matching armoire,
BUNK BED - wooden, with
desk and 4 drawer dresser, 2
mattresses, paid $800 ask-
ing $400 (863)467-1301
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BUNK BEDS - White, metal
frame w/futon & twin mat-
tress, good condition. $200
CHINA CABINET - 50"wx74"t,
top 13", bottom 16", solid
oak, $75. (863)357-9947
CHINA CABINET - Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
67"x19.5"x31", solid wood,
DINING ROOM TABLE - Glass
top w/ stainless steel bot-
tom. $50 (863)467-9892
DINING TABLE - Solid pine
trestle w/4 upholstered
chairs & 1 bench. $80
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
holds up to 60" TV, dark wal-
nut finish, w/compartments,
Executive desk- rustic raw
wood, 34x71, 4 drawers and
a file drawer, will e-mail a
picture $400 (863)763-2208
Lamps $17, 100 Barstools
$39 up, 50 Desks $97 up,
3Pc Dropleaf Dinette $197,
50 Table and 4 Chairs $397
up, 200 Recliners $297 up,
50 2pc Sofa & Loveseat
sets $687 up, 50 TV Ent.
Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed set $297 up, 50
4Pc Bedroom sets $387 up,
3Pc Livingroom tables
$97up, 100 headboards
RECLINER - burgundy, exc.
cond., $50. (863)214-3850
RECLINER - Lazy Boy, Big
Man, leather, like new, $250.
RECLINER - Lazy Boy, Side By
Side, Love seat type. $200
or best offer. (863)675-2006
SLEEPER SOFA - double, tan
& brown, excellent condition,
SOFA & CHAIR - leather, con-
temporary, Rose color, great
condition, asking $300
SOFA BED - Leather, navy
blue, good condition. $100
TABLES - 4 pc. Set - Coffee, 2
End & 1 Sofa table. $100 or
best offer. (863)610-0685
TRUNDLE BED - Wooden,
mattresses are in excellent
condition. $200 or best offer
GOLF CART - Reconditioned.
New paint, New batteries &
GOLF CLUBS - Complete set.
New condition. $200
CHARTER ARMS - 38 SPE-
CIAL asking $275
HANDGUN - Rueger Super
Red Hawk, 454 casull, 7.5"
barrel, stainless steel. $600
neg or trade (772)216-2493
LLAMA 380 - Small version of
1911. $200 (863)674-0613
REMINGTON 870 - Express
Magnum 12 gauge pump,
28" barrel. $200 firm
(772)461-8822 Ft Pierce
TREADMILL - Fold away style.
ENGAGEMENT RING - 14 Kt
White Gold, VS2 clarity, col-
or is E, 1 KT total wt.,
$3,600. Call 954-513-9613
MANS BRACELET & RING- In-
dian, turquoise & coral, ster-
ling silver, $450 or best
WE BUY GOLD
Turn your Gold into Money
1416 S Parrott Ave
(next to UPS store)
PATIO FURNITURE - 7 chairs
and a 52" table w/cushions,
very good condition. $250
Mdc I I5
BEDSIDE HOSPITAL TABLE -
Goes over bed, tilt for stor-
age, 30x47" Height. $85
MAGNETIC THERAPY MA-
TRESS PAD - king size, used
11 mos, asking $400
WHEELCHAIR- Merit. Electric.
New condition. $1000.
Helt & 'd~i0
AIRLINE MECHANIC - Rapid
training for high paying Avia-
tion Career. FAA predicts se-
vere shortage. Financial aid if
qualify - Job placement as-
sistance. CALL Aviation In-
stitute of Maintenance
ANIMAL TRAILER - Ig., solid
steel, $900. (863)447-1624
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
Beer Keg Cookers- 1 full, 1/2,
1/4 burner, tank, table, uten-
sils, $100 (863)946-9145
DOUBLE STROLLER - Ma-
cLaren, side by side, seat re-
clines, gray, 1 yr old, Pd $360,
Asking $200. (863)610-1750
Generator- Brand new,
4500 Watt, 8 plug, $400
HEAD SET HOLDER - Re-
chargeable (EAR PIECE),
Samsung, ; with charger,
new. $60 (561)634-6071
Mobile Home fiberglass steps,
4 high. Free delivery $200.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
Water Softener- 2 yrs. old, in-
cludes 1/2 hp Gould's pump,
salt tank and carbon filtration
tank $500 (863)467-0128
Weslo Spa- seats 4, 3 yrs.
old, in excellent condition
Paid $3900, will take $700
WOODEN POLE - 14', $10.
CASIO KEYBOARD - lighted
keys with stand, like new,
DRUM SET - Tama $250
PV GUITAR AMP - All Tube,
120 watt, 3 channel $300 or
RECORDER - ROLAND, VS -
2000. Digital Studio Work-
UPRIGHT PIANO - Antique in
beautiful condition. $700 or
free to a church(w/tax free
BEAGLE - 6 mos old, female,
td-color, all shots up to date.
Bird cage- large, green, play
top, comes with cockatiel
$150 or best offer
Colby Pitt Bull- male, 1 yr. old,
needs fenced yard, shots, to
a good home only, $250 or
best offer (863)532-8209
DOG BOX - 2 Bay, Conduit
Diamond Plate. $400 or pos-
sible trade for smaller box.
DOG PEN - 10x10, chain link,
brand new, exc. cond., $200
or best offer. (863)763-3822
Rabbits For Sale- 5 total
$35 or will separate
RING NECK Doves-normal,
tan, blonde. 2 males, 3 fe-
males. $45.00 for all. La-
Belle (863) 675-2541 days
POOL - Sand 'n Sun, 10x2/',
cover, pump, filter, easy set
up, $75/neg. Call
SWIMMING POOL - Sun N
Sand, Complete, Simple set
up. 3 Ft. x 12 Ft. $30
VITA SPA - 2 person, gray
granite finish, 10 jets, w/cov-
er, self contained, no assem-
bly $500 (863)763-7875
SATELLITE DISH & MODEM -
Wild Blue, $150 or best of-
GIGMASTER REEL on 8' cus-
tom rod, 65 Bait Runner on
7' custom rod, new,
CD PLAYER - Like new, dual,
45 x 4 w/remote, HD ready.
FLOOR SPEAKERS (2) -
Klipsch F3, next to mint, 1 yr
old, biggest & best in series.
TV - 57" Sony, Perfect condi-
tion w/remote. $650
NASCAR Brickyard 400 tick-
ets 2 race, Paddock Penths.,
B-17 Row A, seats 11-12,
$317 Firm 302-653-7233.
Bibles and Videos
417 W S Park St (863) 467-1243
IN TOWN - 2BR/1.5BA, $750
mo., 1st & last, annual lease,
no pets, w/d, clean.
Move In Special!
'% off 1st months rent!
2BR/1.5BA, carpet, tile
all apple's, a/c & heat, 1
bik. North of Wal-Mart
$650 mo. (863)763-8878
OAK LAKE VILLA'S 2 BR, 2
BA, W&D., Lg. fenced patio.
2 util. rooms. $900 mo., 1st
last & sec. (863)634-3313
OKEE CITY - Apt. Duplex, 2br,
lba, 823 SE 10th St, $625
mo. + 1st, Last, Sec. &
lease pref'd. (863)634-9869
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R.V., Boat Storaje
& Consic nmen-
AIR COMPRESSOR - 5 hp, 3
phase. $200 (863)467-5401
AIR COMPRESSOR - 5hp
w/20 gallon tank & 50 ft
hose, moving, must sell.
DIESEL GENERATOR - 5kw,
GENERATOR - Electric 17,500
watt. Brand new! Never
used. Mounted on utility trail-
er. $2900 (863)946-0989
PRESSURE WASHER - 7 hp,
3000psi, brand new, never
used. $300 (863)675-1030
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VACCUM - KIirby with all at-
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
FENCE POSTS (300) - treated,
$900 for all (863)675-1490
GELDINGS (3) - Paint $2500,
Cracker $1200 & Quarter
Horse is $1500.
Thoroughbred- mare, 10 yrs.
old, drides well, $550
TRAILER - 2 Horse, Straight
load. Bumper pull. New 2x4
welded wood floor. Some
rust. $450 (863)357-1109
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that's updated regulaly:
BAD BOY MOWER - Z Pro Se-
ries, 23hp, new, 52" cut,
50" cut, Dixie Chopper &
Lawn Sweeper- Huskee,
17 cubic foot
New $250, Asking $100
MOWER - Rhino Bush Hog, 6'.
$1800 (863)234-1230 or
PUSH MOWER Craftsman,
6.0, 22" mulcher. Yellow &
Green. $60 (863)634-8880
REAR ENGINE MOWERS (2) -
Snapper, 42" & 30", $850
will sell separately.
RIDING MOWER - Craftsman,
25hp, 48" cut, 2006 model
w/cruise control, perfect
cond. $500 (863)386-2207
RIDING MOWER - John Deere,
Automatic 120. $1500 Firm.
TORO ZTR '02 - 42" cut,
16.5hp, good condition, very
HORSE TRAILER - Goose
Neck '92 Sundowner, 3
horse flant w/pack & Irg
dressing room. $8000 or
best offer (863)697-3036
WESTERN SADDLE - asking
$200 or best offer. Call
Business Places 910
Townhouses - Rent920
Farm Property -
House - Rent 930
Land - Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
OKEE - 2/2, TownHouse, Oak
Lake Villas, $825/mo +
sec., Very nice, Available 6/1
OKEECHOBEE: KINGS BAY
2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 2 car garage.
$1000 mo. Call Roland
TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS
Avail. Immediately! Fully
furnished. New carpet. Pool,
Tennis & Boat dock. 1BA 1BR
$695 or 2BR $895 + electric.
Annual lease. 215-359-7779
BASSWOOD ESTATES, New
3br, 2ba on huge lot. Rent
$1050. Buy 130K Financing
BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 sq ft, laundry,
tiled, $1100/mo. rent.
$5,000 applied to purchase
of $149,900 after 1 year.
3375 NW 40th Dr. Bass-
OKEE. - 2br/lba, unfurnished
duplex. $600/mo + $600
dep. 3624 SE 35th Ave.
OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 1.5BA,
newly renovated, new septic
system, detached garage,
corner lot, 1310 SE 5th St.
$850 mo. + $850 sec. Op-
tion to buy. (239)707-5155
OKEECHOBEE- On the water,
dock, lbr, lba, fully furn.
W&D, Elec & satellite incld.,
RENTAL APT - on Ranch set-
ting. Very clean, No pets,
$575/mo. 1st & Sec.
TOBIAS AVE -2 br house, 2 br
trailer on Hendrick Ave, 2 br
duplex on Gamble Ave, all
Moore Haven. No sec dep,
no 1st or last. Call Tom
Professional Office Space
for Lease - near Courthouse,
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES - Fe-
male needed to share large
home, private bath, full
house privileges. $600 mo.
includes all utilities & main-
Business Places -
Property - Sale 1010
Townhouses - Sale 1015
Farms - Sale 1020
Houses - Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property - Sale 1035.
Land - Sale 1040
Lots - Sale,. 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property - Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
WELL POSITIONED SUITE
HOTELS FOR SALE BY
OWNER: TX-Fort Worth/DFW
($25K/key), AZ-Yuma (11/12
porVMall; cherrypick these &
LET'S MAKE A DEAL!
$869/mo, 3698 NW 7th St,
1450 sq ft CBS, new, tile.
Northlake Estates- 3br/2ba, By
Owner, 2,350 sq. ft., on 1/2
acre, metal roof, 20x58 met-
al building, newly remod-
eled, quiet neighborhood,
Auction! 364� acres - divid-
ed. Saturday, June 14,
10a.m. Hunting, fishing,
pond, merchantable timber.
Great homesites. Rowell
800)323-8388 10% BP;
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20+ ACRES & BARN KIT
$89,900. New 22x20 coun-
try barn kit & 20+ gorgeous
acres. Potential to subdivide.
Near FL/GA border -90 min-
utes Jacksonville. Lowest fi-
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(800)898-4409, X 1457
Grand Opening Salel Satur-
day, May 31st! 1 + acre lake
access just $29,900- in-
cludes FREE boat slips! On
160,000 acre recreational
lake in Kentucky. Save
$5000 GUARANTEED! Prime
dockable lakefront available.
Lowest financing in 25+
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now (800)704-3154, x1825.
7 ACRE LAKEFRONT & LOG
CABIN KIT Only $89,900.
2128 sf log home kit &
spectacular 7 acre hardwood
setting with deep waterfront!
Prime AL location-minutes
from Interstate! Gated com-
munity, paved roads, county
water, utilities. The finest in
waterfront living for the dis-
criminating buyer. Lowest fi-
nancing in years! Call now
800)564-5092, ask for x
Coastal Georgia- Gated Golf/
Waterfront Community locat-
ed between Savannah and
St. Simons Island. Fitness
Center, nature trails, tennis,
boat docks, SPECIAL PRIC-
ING starting at ,$65k.
LAKEFRONT SALE! 3.5 acres
$49,900. New to market.
Gently sloping lakefront es-
tate on private bass lake.
Gorgeous unspoiled setting -
no crowds, no noise. For the
discriminating buyer. Must
see. Excellent low rate fi-
nancing. Call now
NEW ARIZONA LAND RUSH! 1
or 2-1/2 "Football Field"
Sized Lots! $0 Down. $0 In-
terest. $159-$208 per
month! Money Back Guaran-
tee! (866)745-3329 or
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500.
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Mobile Homes - Sale 2020
ANCIENT OAKS - 55+, Gated,
lbr, lba, Sunroom, Covered
patio, Carport, Boat ramp,
Pool, Spa, Clubhouse. Cable
TV included. $400/mo. +
GOOD HOME NEEDS GOOD
RENTER - 3/2. $800/mo +
$500 sec, pay only electric,
sm pet cons (863)697-0214
MOBILE HOME - 3BR/2BA,
carport, on fenced corner lot,
quiet area. Will lease with
option to buy. $800/mo. Call
Mobile Homes For Rent
2 and 3 Bedrooms
OKEECHOBEE - 3BR, 2BA, Ig
porches, on 1.5 acres,
wooded & fenced. Studio apt
for extra person. $1300/mo
+ Sec dep. or will rent sep-
arately. Call (863)634-3451
SALE OR LEASE - 2br, 2ba
mob home, good condition,
1/4 acre lot, situated on the
Rim Canal in Okeechobee.
Will rent for $950/mo, yearly
lease, small pet okay. 1st,
last & sec. Will sell for
(863)467-6309 for appt.
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MOBILE HOME - 2 br, 2 ba,
1.450 acres. $75 000 Owner
financing or rent $500/mo +
1st,last& sec. (863)697-3036
Mobile Home For Sale
On Large Lot
Mobile Home liquidation sale.
All inventory must go. Low
down payment, low monthly
payments (863) 675-8888
NEW 3br/2ba DW $41,900
incli setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing. No money down
with trade-in (863)675-8888
NEW 4br/2ba DW $59,900 in-
cludes setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing with low down
payment (863) 675-8888
New Homes of Merit 28x56
doublewide $54,900 in-
cludes A/C and setup. Low
down payment, easy financ-
ing. Call 863-675-8888
REPO Zone II 2002 DW, mint
condition w/fireplace, tape &
textured. Setup & a/c incli
$41,900 (863) 675-8888
TRADE IN your old mobile
home for a new wind zone III
home. No money needed
and low monthly payments
Call (863) 612-6511 or
TRAILER - 8x24, w/10x20
Screened room. Shed w/
washer & dryer. $5000 or
best offer (863)381-7835
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
ALUMAWELD JON BOAT- Flat
bottom, w/trailer, 17ft x 8ft,
31 hp, Briggs Go-Devil.
BASS BOAT - Venture, 90 hp
motor, w/trolling motor & 2
depth finders, good cond.
BASS TRACKER - 17', w/40hp
& trailer, newly tuned up,
water pump, runs great,
EVINRUDE OUTBOARD, '82 -
150hp, for parts, no propel-
ler, $100. (863)763-1370
SWAMP BUGGY - 2wd,
w/tractor tires, 6 ton rearend,
straight 6 chevy eng.,
COACHMAN RV '75 - 1 ton, 23
ft, 350 Chevy motor w/90k
orig mi, runs good. $1000
COACHMAN TOYOTA '87 - 20
ft, 4 cyl, 59.1k miles. $3200
HITCH - Reese, for 5th Wheel.
MOTOR HOME '1985 - $1000
call for details
RV - 35'w/ 2 PO's, 10x30 at-
tached screen room, new
carpet, new AC, Hot water
heater, located in ZTR,
$4900 or O.W.H.F
SHASTER TRAILER - 12',
sleeps 2, new tires, cold a/c,
needs remodeling work,
BOAT MOTOR - Elgin, 14.1 hp
w/ 3 propellers, gas tank,
runs good $430
PONTOON TRAILER - Galva-
nized w/ tandem axles.
HARLEY DAVIDSON 1987 -
1200 Sportster. Needs a
starter. $2500 Call 863-
697-2106 or 863-697-2107
MINI CHOPPER - Pace, 48cc
gas, Automatic, Fully rebuilt,
New paint, battery w/charg-
er. $400 (863)763-3551
MOTOR SCOOTER '05 - Belair,
black & white w/retro '60's
stylings, 4 stroke, 150cc,
auto. 895 (863)467-0085
HONDA FOREMAN 500 '05 -
37 hours, excellent condi-
tion. $4000 or best offer.
POLARIS SCRAMBLER 500
'00 - 4x4, low hours, needs
some TLC, ready to ride.
$2000 neg (863)673-4594
YAMAHA BLASTER '02 -
200cc, low miles, excellent
YAMAHA KODIAK, '06 - 450
auto, 4x4, w/ 5x7 utility trir.,
new I-T-P 589 mud/snow
tires, $3900. (863)228-1730
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 440
Parts - Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers . 4065
1995 Ford F150- Eddie Bauer,
loaded, V-8, runs great,
drives great, blue & tan,
CHEVY CAMARO '94 - Black, t
tops, alum whis, V6, auto,
32 mpg, a/c, runs great.
CHEVY CORVETTE, '84-
needs starter, exhaust, body
& inot. repairs, new trans,
DODGE INTREPID, 99 - low
miles, everything works,
FORD FOCUS, '02 - auto, cold
a/c, 4 dr., runs great,
HYUNDAI ELANTRA '03 -
good condition, well main-
tained, auto, good gas saver,
Mercury Sable- 2000 Premier,
leather seats, loaded, red,
$3000 firm (863)763-5005
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LINC LSC SPORTS COUPE '90
- 5.0, cruise, alarm, air ride,
premium stereo, lots of new
parts $1500 (863)467-6475
Police Impounds for Sale! 94
Honda Accord $750! 94
Toyota Camry $750! For list-
ings call (800)366-9813 Ext
WILLYS (JEEP) WAGON - col-
CHEVY 4X4 TRUCK, '88 - no
title, no motor or trans, body
in great shape, $400 or best
CHEVY S10 BLAZER - 4x4,
V6, has rust, runs good, a/c
works, $1200 or best offer.
FORD BRONCO - 1967, 4wd,
1 Owner. Runs great, but
needs brakes. $3800
EZ GO - Used, Good condition,
charger, $900 or best offer.
GOLF CART - EZ Go Club, gas
powered, with roof & club
HITCH - Class II for Kia Sedo-
na '02 - '05, includes all at-
tachments. $150 or best
LINCOLN TOWNCAR PARTS
'86 - 5.0 motor & trans.
MOTOR & TRANS - Chevy '96-
'99, 5.7 Vortec, 50k miles.
$1500 for both, will separ-
NERF BARS - For Jeep Wran-
gler, new in box, fits '87-'95.
225 or best offer.
RIMS & TIRES - fits '04 Ford
F150, 6 lug, 285/60/18, Ea-
Sle alloy rims, Nitto tires,
RIMS & TIRES - Size 22, good
RIMS -Saw Blade 16" alumi-
num alloy, universal lug pat-
tern. Asking $150
SWAMP BUGGY FRAME - with
parts, $125 or best offer.
TIRE - 1 Wild Country radial
RVT, M+S, 35 by
12.50/R16 .SLT, good tread.
TIRES - Drag Slicks Firelli P
Zero 360/710/R17, brand
new. $500 or best offer.
TIRES (2) - 215/55/R17,
Toyo, $75. (863)467-6857
TOPPER - 1 yr old, 72W x 80L
x 28H Florida Line, side win-
dows, front & rear glass.
$450 neg (863)532-9366
TOW DOLLY - Heavy duty auto
tow dolly. $300
TRAC RAC - Aluminum ad-
justable ladder rack b for full
size pickup. $350 or best of-
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- runs good, $1,000.
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NOTICE OF OUA MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regu-
lar session on Tuesday June 10, 2008 at 8:30 AM., at the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority Offices, 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 AM. as possible to consider modifications of Resolu-
tion 07-03 dealing with operating rules and regulations of the Okeechobee Utility
Authority and water/sewer Rates. A copy of the proposed Resolution and Rate
changes is available for viewing at the office of the Executive Director, Okeecho-
bee Utility Authority Offices, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
All interested parties for or against the proposed modified Resolution or Rates can
be heard at said time and place. The needs of hearing or visually impaired per-
sons shall be met by contacting the Executive Director's Office at 863-763-9460
at least 48 hours pror to the Public Hearing by any person wishing assistance.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need
a 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 report-
er, stenographer, or tape recorder for such verbatim record
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
John F Hayford, RE.
275051 ON 5/28/08
CHEVY /2 TON, '75 - runs
good, drives good, $1,500.
(954)914-2423 anytime h 0
CHEVY 1500 PU '95 - has 6"
lift, 33" tires, needs minor in-
terior work, $2500
DODGE TRUCK '84 - 235 6
cyl, 4 spd, runs good, new
clutch, shocks, distr, alter &
univ. $1250 (863)763-3669
FORD 150 PU '93 - crew cab,
runs exc. & looks good, 3
tool boxes, 5sp. 4wd, a/c,
S6, $2500 (863)763-6216
FORD F100, '77 - runs great,
FORD F150 '91 - Ext cab, 4x4,
cold a/c, 5.0, 5 spd, new
clutch, good tires. $1900
FORD F150 '96 - 4x4, body
ood shape, runs good,
2500 . or best offer
FORD F150 '99 - Xtra cab 4
dr, V8, auto, loaded, 100k
mi, very good cond, dk blue.
$4250 (561)718-8580 Okee
Ford F150 flareside 1994. Au-
to, power steer/locks, bedlin-
er, Mark 3. Must sell. $3,495
LaBelle (863) 675-4822
FORD RANGER '98 - Single
cab, cold a/c & cd player,
must sell. $2200 or best of-
GMAC PICKUP, '64 - needs
motor work, body in great
FORD BRONCO II, (2) '90, 1
w/ac, 1 without, good shape,
$3300 will sell separately.
WILLYS (JEEP) WAGON -
$1500. 863-234-1226 or
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER - Sin-
gle track w/ramp, new wheel
bearings, tires & running
lights. $325 (863)805-2869
TRAILER - 6x12, single axle,
w/tool box, $800 or best of-
DODGE RAM MAXI WAGON
'01 - 15 pass, excellent con-
dition, $4200 m
ECONOLINE 150 CONV VAN
'92 - With TV, VCR, A/C.
By Charles M. Murphy
Brad Scott, a former head
coach of the Clemson Tigers and
assistant coach for the Florida
State Seminoles, was one of the
college recruiters on the sidelines
for last Friday's scrimmage at the
Brighton Seminole Indian Reser-
Scott was head coach for
Clemson for five years and is
now a recruiter and scout for the
football program, led by Tommy
Scott was on hand to look at
Brahmans running back Lonnie
Pryor who reportedly has Clem-
son on his short list.
Scott lives in the Arcadia area
and has central Florida as his
main recruiting area.
Shoreline Seawall, Incorpo-
rated will hold a goal tournament
to benefit Real Life Children's
Ranch on Saturday, June 7, at
the Okeechobee Golf and Coun-
try Club. It will be a four person
scramble with 36 teams. Regis-
tration will be at 7 a.m. and the
tournament starts with a shotgun
start at 8 a.m.
There will also be contests and
prizes and a hole in one contest
for a brand new vehicle from Ac-
Okeechobee boy's tennis
coach Dave Ellis will hold five
weeks of recreational tennis les-
sons at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex starting on Monday,
June 9. For more information
please call 863-763-4518, or 863-
The girl's softball banquet was
held last night at the Okeechobee
High School Cafeteria.
Laci Whaley of Kenansville
will compete in the International
Finals Youth Rodeo at Shawnee,
Oklahoma from July 14-19.
The Georgia-Florida rodeo
state finals are scheduled for the
Jacksonville Equestrian Center
from June 6-8.
Robbie Elsemiller's college
career ended last Friday when
Stetson lost in the Atlantic Sun
Conference tournament to Lip-
Elsemiller was called in to re-
cord the final out of the game for
Stetson. He finished his career
second on the Stetson all time
career mark for saves with 37.
Stetson finished the year at 26-33
10 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Recruiters check out Brahmans
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Pop Warner sign ups
Pop Warner football and cheer-
leading sign ups will be held at
Beef O' Brady's on Saturday, May
31, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for
age 5 through 15. Costs are $85
for football and $40 for cheerlead-
ing. This is the only sign up date --
don't miss it. For information call
863-634-3482 or 863-467-0206.
Scouting for a great
golf experience? '
The Ninth Annual Boy Scout
Golf Classic will be held Friday,
June 6, at the Pelican Preserve
Golf Club in Fort Myers. Check-in
begins at noon with a shotgun
start at 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration
is required and the deadline to
enter is May 23. The tournament
will benefit the Boy Scouts of
America and includes an awards
dinner, lots of drawing prizes,
and hole-in-one contests includ-
ing a $10,000 hole contest. For
more information call 239-936-
8072 and ask for Margie Byers
or send an e-mail to mbyers@
TCBC meets monthly
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
+ meets at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post 9528 on the second
Thursday of each month. Tour-
naments are held the following
weekend. New boaters and (es-
pecially) non-boaters are wel-
come. For information call Dave
Stout at 863-467-2255.
The club also sponsors and
presents the annual Lee McAllister
Memorial Kid's Fishing Festival.
OMG & C.C.
May 19: First place-George Earl
Goudy. Second place-Tony Hat-
ten. Last place-George Guydosh.
Closest to the pin-(2) Max Sherry,
(1) Kenny Curran, (1) George Earl
Goudy and (1) George Guydosh.
May 21: First place-Sunni Ad-
ams. Second place-Doug Stur-
divent. Last place-Brad Sheltra.
Closest to the pin-(2) Geno Dece-
rio, (8) Kenny Curran, (11) Vickie
Owning and (17) Ida Curtis.
May 23: First place-John Nich-
olson. Second place-(tie) Vinnie
Malone and Randy Ketcherside.
Last place-Saba Curren. Closest
to the pin-(2) Gino Decerio, (8)
Rob Jenkins, (11) Kenny Curran,
and (17) Harry White.
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Fire Rescue hosts tournament
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue held a benefit softball tournament on April 19. The tour-
nament was a fundraiser for Union Local 2918 to raise money to sponsor community proj-
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