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Publication Date: June 1, 2008
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Vol. 99 No. 153


County Fair
hosts 'Thank you'
The Okeeclobee County Fair
Association will hold its Annual
Meeting and "Thank You" bar-
beque Sunday, June 1, 4 p.m.
at Quail Creek Plantation. All
sponsors, members and those
interested in becoming a mem-
ber are invited. Meat, tea and
paper goods will be provided -
everyone attending is asked to
bring a covered dish. Elections
and plans for the 2009 Fair will
be discussed.

Free Christian Rock
concert planned
Reach FM kicks off summer
on Friday, June 6, in Flagler Park
with a rockin' FREE CONCERT
for the whole family! Featuring
City of David, Hello Revolution,
Prodigal Son and DJ Obadiah.
Music runs from 5-10 p.m.
Christian Skaters will be at this
event. Concessions available to
benefit local charities including
Rylee's Hope, Real Life Chil-
dren's Ranch, and the Pregnan-
cy Center. This is a community
event and we are inviting all to
come! Call 1-877-732-2400 for
more information.

Camper drawing to
benefit Hospice
Retired Judge Ed Miller has
generously donated a 2005
Aliner Sofa Model Camper to
Big Lake Hospice, in memory
of Jack and Frances Raulerson
and Waymon Jones of Georgia.
Tickets for the drawing are $5
each or 5 for $20 and can be
purchased at the Big Lake Hos-
pice office or Thrift Store locat-
ed at 3543 Highway 441, next
to Publix.'The winning ticket
will be drawn on Father's Day,
June 15. The winning ticket will
be published in the Okeecho-
bee News and announced on
All proceeds from the draw-
ing will benefit Big Lake Hos-
pice's patient care fund.
For more information or
questions please contact Big
Lake Hospice at 863-763-0707.

Drought Index

Current: 541
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.64 feet
Last Year: 8.94 feet

Pogey's Family Restaurant
1759 S. Parrott Ave.
Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level

Classifieds.......................... 10,11
M ini Page .................................. 9
Community Events................ 4
Crossword............................. 8
O pinion.................................. 4
Speak Out ................................. 4
S po rts ...................................... 12
TV.............................................. 8
W eather.................. ............... 2
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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Hurricane season: Are you ready?
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AP Photo/Chris O'Meara
Blue FEMA tarps still cover the roof of this home in Arcadia. It's been four years since
Hurricane Charley blew through this town leaving some neighborhoods in a mess with
ceilings still leaking, floors sagging and tilting and light switches not working, even
after repairs have been made.

Start preparing now

for summer storms

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Michael Faulkner the interim
Emergency Management direc-
tor, is encouraging all to be vigi-
lant this hurricane season. He is
encouraging everyone to take
heed of the new advisories for
the season from the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric As-
sociation (NOAA) that the 2008
hurricane season is projected
to be near normal or above
normal for the Atlantic Basin.
While we have not locally
seen damage from hurricanes
since 2005, it is important not
to become complacent. It is
important to continue planning
and preparing for what could
happen in the event of a disas-
Planning and preparation is
the key to storm survival and
recovery, according to NOAA.
According to this year's pro-
jections, "the Climate Predic-
tion Center outlook calls for
considerable activity with a 65
percent probability of an above
normal season and a 25 per-
cent probability of a near nor-
mal season. This means there
is a 90 percent chance of a near
or above normal season."
The forecast is expecting
12 to 16 named storms, in-
cluding 6 to 9 hurricanes and
2 to 5 major hurricanes. Major
hurricanes are categorized as
storms of a category 3, 4, or 5
on the Saffir-Simpson Scale.
An average season, accord-
ing to NOAA, has 11 named
storms, including six hurri-
canes for which two reach ma-
jor status.
Bill Read, the director of
the NOAA National Hurricane
Center encourages residents to
have a hurricane plan in place
before the season begins.
Mr. Faulkner will be on
hand for citizens of Okeecho-
bee County as a liaison to the

By Tonya Harden
Okeechobee News
Although their planned des-
tination in 1924 was Miami.
the Culbreth family never quite
made it there.
Gilbert Culbreth was a
young man with strong busi-
ness perserverance and acu-
men. He and his parents ar-
rived in Okeechobee in a Mode&
T Ford truck which contained
everything the family own,'Ted.
With on!y 5125 to his name.
Gibert wasted no time -"
his plans into motion to achieve
his goals. His nr- job. haul-

PO BOX 1.17/00

Stock up

on storm


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
With the start of hurricane
season, people are beginning
to think seriously about stock-
ing up on supplies and which
supplies are necessary during
this hectic season.
Below is a list of must haves,
along with tips on storage.
Prepare a hurricane supply
kit in plastic containers with
lids so they will be portable yet
easy to store. Make a checklist
of necessary items and keep it
handy with the containers. Rec-
ommended items to have ready,
according to the Southern Re-
gion Headquarters of National
Oceanic & Atmospheric Ad-
ministration, (NOAA) include:
cash or travelers checks;
lantern with extra fuel;
first aid kit with bandages,
scissors, petroleum jelly, an-
tiseptic spray, hydrogen per-
oxide, antacids, aspirin, ther-
mometer, rubbing alcohol and
anti-diarrhea medication;
mosquito repellent;
food and'supplies (at least
a three-day supply): drinking

water (1 gal/person/day), food
(canned or dried requiring no
cooking or refrigeration), man-
ual can opener, disposable eat-
ing utensils and plates;
hygiene items: soap (hand
sanitizer), personal hygiene
items, towelettes or paper tow-
els, plastic trash bags;
documents: important
telephone numbers, bank
books or account numbers, le-
gal documents (family records
of birth, marriage, death, will,
insurance, contracts, deeds,
etc.), credit card numbers and
companies, passport, social
security cards, immunization
records, computer informa-
tion, family pictures, household
goods inventory;
flashlight for each person
with extra batteries;
tarp (for temporary roof
tools and repair supplies:
hammer, nails, ax, knife, pliers,
handsaw, screwdrivers, heavy
sunglasses and sun-

See Supplies Page 2

Main Street to

host contest

Okeechobee News/File photo
Michael Faulkner, Emergency Operations Director, is en-
couraging that all Okeechobee County residents be pre-
pared for the 2008 Hurricane Season.

NOAA and other agencies as
Mr. O'Neill was in the past dur-
ing the 2004 and 2005 storm
seasons which were very active
Mr. Faulkner was born and
raised in Washington, D.C., and
has a degree in disaster and
crisis management from the
University of Central Missouri
at Warrensburg, Mo.
Before .,niinih here to
I.Ike-Ltiub,-, he worked with
the Red Cross in Tulsa, Okla.,
as their planning and prepared-
ness coordinator.
According to a previous
interview, he has never been
through a hurricane but has
been through several large di-
sasters in Oklahoma. He was
involved with an ice storm there
which covered seven counties,
and caused deaths and dam-

age to structures. When the ice
melted there was flooding from
the runoff.
The planning and resource
concepts are the same for most
emergency situations, but the
details are different.
During hurricanes the emer-
gency operations center is op-
erational 24 hours a day and
manned by a staff of volun-
For more information about
how you can be more prepared
for this year's hurricane season
visit the EOC website at www. for ad-
ditional resources or call Mr.
Faulkner at 863-763-3212.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Chauna Aguilar can
be reached at caguilar@newszap.

Calling all artists, craftsmen
and food experts! Okeechobee
Main Street is seeking partici-
pants to compete in the Home-
boy Barbecue Contest and a
variety of special activities to be
held outside the Agri-Civic Cen-
ter during the second annual
National Day of the Cowboy
celebration on Saturday, July
"In addition to the barbecue
contest, we also are looking
for people to get involved in a
number of other cowboy-relat-
ed activities to add to the cel-
ebration," said Toni Doyle, new
director of Main Street. "We
would like to have cowboy sto-
rytellers and poets as well as
individuals to demonstrate rop-
ing and lariat tricks, Western
crafts, blacksmithing and even
In fact, Main Street would
welcome anyone who has
special talents or skills that are
cowboy-related. Area residents
are being asked to suggest
other activities for the event.

Booths will be available for par-
ticipants, Doyle says. Some of
the proceeds of these activities
will go toward future projects
planned in Main Street's res-
toration of historic downtown
Okeechobee. One already com-
pleted Main Street project is the
mural saluting a historic cattle
drive through Okeechobee that
is located at the Haynes Wil-
liams i'illklina '
"The cattlemen of this
area are an important part
of our community's history,"
Ms. Doyle added. "They were
among our earliest settlers,
and they continue to have a
major economic impact on
the growth and well-being of
Okeechobee. The National
Day of the Cowboy event in
Okeechobee salutes the contri-
butions made by Florida's cow-
boys and cowgirls to the cattle
industry nationwide."
The day's events will begin
with a traditional Cattle Drive
See Contest- Page 2


ing rock. in that same Model T The Gilbert dealership and service station proudly displayed the Sinclair products sign. Gil-
Ford, CA t her.- e part of the bert Culbreth formed a relationship with Sinclair Refining, Co. from the time of owning his
First service station and it became a relationship that lasted the rest of his life.
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"Gil" Cullroelh, wife, Marie; son, Bert; daughter, Christa and
friends were pleased to announce the ground breaking cer-
emony for the new Gilbert Chevrolet building.

Today's Weather

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Okeechobee Forecast
Today: A partly sunny day with a 20 percent chance of showers
in the morning and early afternoon. Then a slight chance of after-
noon showers and thunderstorms. The highs will be in the lower
90s. Winds will be from the southeast 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10
to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: A partly cloudy night with a 20 percent chance of
showers through midnight. The lows will be around 70 with winds
from the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Extended Forecast
Monday: A partly sunny day with a 20 percent chance of after-
noon showers and thunderstorms. The highs will be in the lower
90s. Wind will be from the southeast around 5 mph becoming east
around 10 mph in the afternoon.
Monday night: A partly cloudy night with lows around 70.
Tuesday: A partly sunny day with a 20 percent chance of after-
noon showers and thunderstorms. The highs will be in the lower
Tuesday night: A partly cloudy night with lows in the lower
Wednesday: A partly sunny day with a 20 percent chance of af-
ternoon showers and thunderstorms. The highs will be in the lower
Wednesday night: A C:arl. c loud\ nighi with lows in the lower


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Engagement Announcements Education Briefs


Lee arid Sherry Richter of Potts
Camp. Miss., are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Stacey Nicole Richter to
Robert Ryan Gilbert of Okeecho-

The prospective groom is the
son of Jim and Debbie Gilbert of
The wedding is planned for
June 7. 200,8 at I p.m. at New Tes-
tament Baptist Church.
The groom is employed as
a interpreter for the deaf in the
Okeechobee Schools.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Noblesville, lid(

Stacey Nicole Richter and Robert Tyan Gilbert

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Birth Announcements


Hunter Koff
Linda and Matthew Koff are
proud to announce the birth of
their son, Evan Hunter Koff.
He was born on April 29, 2008
at Florida Heartland Hospital in
Sebring. He weighed 6 pounds, 6
ounces and was 19 inches long at
Evan was welcomed home by
Aunt Kim and Uncle Ryan, and
Uncle Dan all of Tampa and Aunt
Janet, Uncle Howard, and cous-
ins Meghan and, ,Nathaniel all of
F t. L au d erd ale - . .. .
- Maternal grandparents are Le
and Tina Nguyen of Tampa.
Paternal grandparents are

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Evan Hunter Koff
Dr. Norman and Phyllis Koff of
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SMadleiral read grahdfahir is
Hich Van Nguyen of Tampa.
Paternal great grandmother is
Freda Koff of Bradenton.

June 6-7
The Constellations, Friday, June
6, at 7. and 8 p.m. and Saturday,
June 7, at 2 and 3 p.m. at the Hall-
strom Planetarium, IRCC Main
Campus 3209 Virginia Avenue, Ft.
The constellations are very old,
and the stories told about them
date back 5,000 years and more.
Come and learn more about the
stars. Tickets are $3. Call the IRCC
Box Office at 1-800-220-9915.

Parenting classes are
Free parenting classes are held
every Monday from 7 until 8 p.m. at
New Endeavor High School. Class-
es include topics about children
from birth to teens.
For information or to have an in-
terpreter available call Lori Jaquith
at 863-697-6320 or 863-462-5000,
ext. 282.

Free GED classes
Indian River Community Col-
lege 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 class-
es, Monday-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.

Preschool enrollment
under way
Peace Lutheran Preschool is
now taking enrollment for the
co is g (ch9ol year. .
They have. openings in Jr. Pre-
Sschool, 3'and 4 year'old's ahid Kifi-'
dergarten. Call the school for more
information, 863-763-7566.

Pre-School supports
Marthas House
Stepping Stones Academy 1, will
be collecting the following items
ir, 1.'i,_ii the month of April
and May to help support Martha's
House: women's toiletries, sheets,
towels, washcloths, paper goods,
and any products to help with ev-
eryday needs.

Parent education
classes offered
The Okeechobee County
Healthy Start Coalition will offer
parenting education classes for in-
fants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to at-
tend. 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.
We now have day and evening
classes available. No child care will
be available. Call 863-462-5877 for

A Childs World offers
VPK sign ups
VPK is a quality early education
program aimed at helping your
child toenter school ready and
eager to learn. The Summer 2008
program is available to children
who are eligible for kindergarten in
Fall of 2008 and have not attended
VPK, birth dateranges Sept. 2, 2002
Sept. 1, 2003. The Fall 2008-2009
program 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 Co-
alition of Indian River, Martin, and
Okeechobee will be on hand to an-
swer.questiojns. and inform parents
of program specifics.

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Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and
easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to or call 863-467-2033,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
MEMORIAL DAY: While the Memorial Day services were very
touching, it was a shame that so few people attended. Why even have
a Memorial Day holiday if people aren't even going to respect it9 I
think it would be better to keep the kids in school and have Memo-
rial Day programs at school. At least then, they would learn about it.
It is obvious the parents are not teaching them anything about the
sacrifices the military service members made for their freedom. It's
a shame that people who had the whole day off could not spend at
hour honoring the veterans at the Memorial Day services or deocrat-
ing veteran's graves at the cemetery.
SCHOOL: There are only a few days left of school. Summer is
nearly here. Drivers please be watching carefully as the kids will be out
playing. A lot of drivers take shortcuts through residential areas. With
school out, there will be more kids out in these neighborhoods. Obey
the speed limits and watch out for our children on their bikes.
CHINA: What would Taiwan do without China? Taiwan's future
development relies on the mainland. A lot of Taiwanese have actually
never been to China. China is such warm and amazing place. All the
history, unbelievable landscapes, culture, language, local customs,
etc. The new generation of Taiwanese, with more contact with China,
will find that Taiwan's prospects relies on the mainland.
TRAIN STATION: The date is getting closer for demolition of the
old train station. I know a lot of people are concerned, but everyone
needs to get involved. Call Main Street and find out how you can help.
Call CSX and voice your opinion. Call your state legislators and ask
them to help. We have already lost too much of our history. We need
to save the depot.
SAFETY: I read that CSX wants to tear down the old train station
because they claim it is a safety issue to have the station so close to
the train tracks. Where else would you put a station besides next to
the train tracks? If someone is going to get on a train, they have to get
pretty close to the tracks. The train is on the tracks. The station is now
closed and people wait in the covered shelter, which is right next to
the tracks. It seems to me having people inside the depot building
would be safer than the covered shelter. The depot is not as close to
the tracks as the covered shelter is.
TRAINS: I agree that we need more passenger trains and a train
system that would allow commuter traffic from Okeechobee to the
coasts. With the cost of gasoline going up, we can't afford to drive.
More people would ride the train if that was an option. But they will
have to do something about the condition of the tracks. I am afraid
they have let the train tracks get very run down. It would be well
worth it for the state to invest in repairing the tracks and running more
passenger trains.
PUTT PUTT: I saw the photo of the fundraiser where people were
playing putt putt golf. I know that is a private club but wouldn't it be
great if we had a putt putt golf course that was open to the public. It's
old fashioned but it is fun. It is something a whole family could do.
ONLINE: I was really pleased to learn that I can get my subscrip-
tion,to the Okeechobee News online instead of the print version. That
is so much more convenient and it will save a lot of trees. Glad to see
Okeechobee is joining the 21st Century.
LAKE: I know the fires on the lakebed are causing visibility prob-
lems on the roads south of the lake. But otherwise, isn't getting rid of
the muck a good thing? The muck is burning, well so what? It doesn't
belong on the lake bottom anyway. If it burns off and leaves the sand
bottom, won't that benefit the lake in the long run?
FIRES: I think we need to remind all of the smokers out there that
they are playing with fire. They need to be very careful where they
throw a cigarette or ash. In some places the ground is so dry, one
spark is all it will take to start a brush fire. Don't throw cigarettes out
the car window and don't flick your ashes out the car window. If you
must smoke while you drive, use your ashtray.
VETERANS: As our World War II veterans die off, the Memorial
Day services seem to get smaller every year. Doesn't anyone care
about those who died for their freedom? It was very sad what a small
turn out we had for the Memorial Day services. At the very least every
one of the local elected officials should be there to set the example.
Guess everyone was too busy enjoying their barbecues to remember
what Memorial Day is really about.
HIGH SCHOOL: I was very disappointed that my child's name
was not even in the high school yearbook. Apparently, if you miss the
day they take the school photos, you don't count as a student. They
didn't even run a list of names of those 'not pictured.'
ENTERTAINMENT: I completely agree with those who have said
we need more to do in Okeechobee. It costs a fortune in gasoline to
drive to the coast or to Orlando. We need more activities for the whole
family. There are a lot of people here including a lot of kids. A water
park would be awesome.

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Community Calendar

Sunday, June 1
A.A. meeting 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.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Narcotics Anonymous woman's step study meeting at 7 p.m.
at the Just for Today club, 101 Fifth Ave. For more information please
call. 863-634-4780.

Monday, June 2
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane at 7 p.m. For information,
contact Robert Rosada at 863-467-5440.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at the
Just for Today club, 101 Fifth Ave. 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.
Artful Appliquers is a recently formed chapter in Okeechobee.
This chapter meets at the Turtle Cove Clubhouse, 10 Linda Road,
Okeechobee on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Turn left at the
Moose lodge and go around the curve just past the church. Bring a
lunch and join us for a fun day of applique. Everyone is welcome. For
more information please contact Karen Graves at 863-763-6952.
A.A. meetings Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
holds open meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous on Monday nights
from 7 to 8 p.m. for substance abuse. They also have AI-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.
Tuesday, June 3
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open
to the public. For information, contact Chad Rucks at 863-763-8999.
New A.A. Meeting in Basinger: There is now an A.A. meeting in
Basinger on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Basinger Christian Brethren
Church on 700-A, north off U.S. 98. Beginners are welcome.
Al-Anon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology
and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi
at 863-467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards
Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public
is invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at 863-763-4320.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
June Scheer at 863-634-8276
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30
p.m. in the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at 863-763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming
a member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at 863-
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For
information, contact Brenda Nicholson at 863-467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at 863-763-4320.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
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, instruction 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 infants
during the class. For information, call 863-763-4021.
Narcotics Anonymous will begin meeting every Tuesday at
noon. Meetings will be held at the Just for Today Club, 101 Fifth
Ave. For information, call 863-634-4780.
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 863-357-3053.

Wednesday, June 4
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call 863-763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the
American Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would
like to welcome all energetic young people between the ages of 21
and 39, who are interested in working towards the betterment of our
community. For information, call Margaret Bowers at 863-763-7399.

Community Events

Arts, crafts and Antique Cars
J & S Fish Camp, 9500 S.W. Conners, will hold their third annual Arts
and Crafts Festival and Antique Car Show on June 1, to support Mar-
tha's House through a $10 donation. For more information call Patricia
Brown 772-332-3149.

County Fair Association
hosts barbecue
The Okeechobee County Fair Association will hold its Annual Meet-
ing and "Thank You" barbeque Sunday, June 1, 4 p.m. at Quail Creek
Plantation. All sponsors, members and those interested in becoming a
member are invited. Meat, tea and paper goods will be provided ev-
eryone attending is asked to bring a covered dish. Elections and plans
for the 2009 Fair will be discussed.

IRCC Planetarium show set
The Constellations, Friday, June 6, at 7 and 8 p.m. and Saturday,
June 7, at 2 and 3 p.m. at the Hallstrom Planetarium, IRCC Main Cam-
pus 3209 Virginia Avenue, Ft. Pierce. The constellations are very old,
and the stories told about them date back 5,000 years and more. Come
and learn more about the stars. Tickets are $3. Call the IRCC Box Office
at 1-800-220-9915.

Free Christian Rock concert planned
Reach FM kicks off summer on Friday, June 6, in Flagler Park with
a rocking' FREE CONCERT for the whole family! Featuring City of Da-
vid, Hello Revolution, Prodigal Son and DJ Obadiah. Music runs from
5-10 p.m. Christian Skaters will be at this event. Concessions available
to benefit local charities including Rylee's Hope, Real Life Childrenrf's
Ranch, and the Pregnancy Center. This is a community event and we
are inviting all to come! Call 1-877-732-2400 for more information.

Camper drawing to benefit Hospice
Retired Judge Ed Miller has generously donated a 2005 Aliner Sofa
Model Camper to Big Lake Hospice, in memory of Jack and Frances
Raulerson and Waymon Jones of Georgia. Tickets for the drawing are
$5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at the Big Lake Hospice
office or Thrift Store located at 3543 Highway 441, next to Publix. The
winning ticket will be drawn on Father's Day, June 15. The winning
ticket will be published in the Okeechobee News and announced on
All proceeds from the drawing will benefit Big Lake Hospice's pa-
tient care fund.
For more information or questions please contact Big Lake Hospice
at 863-763-0707.

Fertilizer label workshop planned
The Florida department of Agriculture has established new rules
about turf fertilizer, including proportions of nutrients and labeling re-
Come let Angela Sachson, Florida Yards & Neighborhoods explain
the new Florida fertilizer label as well as best practices for feeding your
landscape plants. The workshop will be held on June 17, from 5:30
until 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Extension Service Office, 458
Highway 98 North, Okeechobee
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 863-763-6469
to sign up.

Summer Food Service program
Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation will be participating in
the Summer Food Service program from June 16 through Aug. 1.
Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless
of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vaca-
tion when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children
18 years old and younger are eligible for meals at no charge and there
will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Non enrolled
children at open sites should pre register for meals with Okeechobe
County Parks and Recreation, either in person at 640 N.W. 27th Lane,
or by phone at 863-763-6950, no less than 24 hours in advance. The
programs are only approved for geographical areas of need where 50
percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced price meals
during the school year. *
The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food Service
Douglas Brown Community Center, 826 NE 16th Ave
Okeechobee Civic Center, 1750 Hwy. 98 North
*Everglades Elementary Schoool, 3225 SE Eighth Street.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write or call immediately to:
USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave, SW,
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Okeechobee News, Sunday, June 1, 2008 5

Plants bring the color of summer


Florida is a great place to grow
stuff. We all know that. Especially
in the months from October to
May. Those other months, the re-
ally hot and humid ones, not so
much. In my family, we always
used to plant annuals in the spring
for a continuous display of color
all season. It was required.
When I arrived in Florida it
was April and it was not long be-
fore I went shopping for annuals
to plant. Did I have a lot to learn!
I believed the little tags in the
pots. If they said full sun, I com-
plied. Only much later did I real-
ized that those tags are written
by folks in Minnesota. Our full
sun is more intense, our humid-
ity is more intense, and then add
to that our alternating heavy rains
or drought! It takes a pretty tough
flower to thrive all summer in our
sunny beds.
It took me a few years and lots
of dollars to really understand
this. I also learned that many of
our perennials have a longer

season of bloom than those up
north, and annuals aren't quite so
important in Florida Yards.
Annuals you gotta
Still, every spring I see empty
spots and want to fill them with
pretty annuals. Here is a short list
of tough annuals for the hot sun.
Marigold -- Big, small, yel-
low, orange, they grow quickly
from seed. You can also buy bed-
ding plants. I like the smell. Also,
save seed and re-plant.
Portulaca -- All kinds of
beautiful colors, these are succu-
lent and store a little drink in their
Vinca or Periwinkle -- This is
not the one that grows up north.
Vinca looks tender but it is not. It
can take the hottest weather look-
ing refreshed and will even seed
itself in the heat. The reason you
see so many of these as bedding
plants in stores is that it is a top
producer in hot weather. Plants
are easy to come by and inexpen-
sive -- and it grows quickly into
a good size plant (about two by
two feet).
Zinnia-- My personal favorite.
It comes in all sizes and all colors.

You can throw the seeds on the
ground with the expectation that
plants will appear and you can
save the seeds from spent flowers
and scatter those too. These are
my tried and true sun lovers.
Perennials for Longer
Many suggested sun-tolerant
flowers are listed here with some
Pentas -- These mound-
ing plants get covered with star-
shaped flowers. Butterflies love
the red and pink colored "star
clusters" but the white flowered
ones may also break up a green
flower bed. They need to be
chopped back every few months,
and may last a few years before
they lose their appeal.
Blue Daze -- This slowly
creeping mound of light blue
flowers takes the heat very well,
but watch out for overwatering.
This is also a butterfly magnet.
Gaillardia or Blanket Flower
-- These clumps of foot tall daisy
like flowers come in combina-
tions of red and yellow. They will
need dead heading once the flow-
ers fade to keep them in color. Or,
just pull up the old tired plants,

shake well, and you have re-seed
a new "Blanket of Flowers" in
your garden.
Salvia and Verbena these
are generally annuals, but act
like perennials because they can
also re-seed themselves. They
form spikes that are covered with
colorful small flowers. Some are
native; others are types that have
been "civilized" by plant breed-
ers. With many different colors
available, a custom blend of color
can be added to those sunny hot
spots in your summer garden.
I plan to try some of these this
summer in my all-day hot, hot
bed. I'll let you know how they
did by Labor Day. But in all cases,
be sure to water well for the first
weeks. No newly installed plant is
drought tolerant!
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page, If
you need additional information
on summer flowers, 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
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Congress overrides Bush's Farm Bill veto

overrode President Bush's veto of
the farm bill, voting 14 of the bill's
15 titles into law. The house vote
was 316 to 108 to override; the
Senate voted 18-13 to override.
The House and Senate have
determined that 14 of the 15 titles
are already law, so there will be no
short-term extension of the 2002
farm bill. The House and Senate
will act in June to fix a clerical er-
ror that had caused the President
to veto a bill that did not include
the trade title.
"We appreciate the members
of the Florida delegation who
stayed the course and voted for

the farm bill and we are calling
upon our members to express
their appreciation," Florida Farm
Bureau President John L. Hoblick
said, adding that the 2008 farm bill
is more supportive of Florida ag-
ricultural producers than previous
farm bills.
Senators Bill Nelson and Mel
Martinez were steadfast support-
ers of the farm bill, and 12 mem-
bers of the Florida House delega-
tion voted "yea" on the override
vote. They are Reps. Allen Boyd,
Corrine Brown, Ginny Brown-
Waite, Vern Buchanan, Lincoln
Diaz-Balart, Mario Diaz-Balart,
Alcee Hastings, Ron Klein, Tim

Mahoney, Kendrick Meek, Adam
Putnam and Debbie Wasserman
Thebill includesanewSpecialty
Crop Title that provides more than
$1 billion for state block grants;
Florida will receive the second-
largest amount of grant benefits. It
increases food stamp and school
nutrition programs and includes a
fresh fruit and vegetable program
for schools that will provide nutri-
tious Florida products to millions
of school children. Nutrition pro-
grams make up about two-thirds
of the spending.
The conservation title increas-
es programs that will help Florida

producers protect and conserve
natural resources. The bill also
increases the sugar loan rate by
three-quarters of a cent and will
provide for a sugar-to-ethanol
The Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration is the state's largest gener-
al-interest agricultural association
with about 140,000 member-fam-
ilies statewide. Headquartered in
Gainesville, the Federation is an
independent, nonprofit agricul-
tural organization. More informa-
tion about Florida Farm Bureau
is available on the organization's
Web site, http://FloridaFarmBu-

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Ball helps ACS

live auction presided over by Billy
Dean. featured a custom built pic-
nic table branded on-site with the
brands of local ranchers. The ta-
ble was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Mark
Sniith for 52,500.
All proceeds from the Cat-
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funding the services provided in
Okeechobee byv the American

Cancer Society, as well as re-
search and initiatives on a state
and national level.
This year's ball was a huge
success thanks to the wonder-
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Theatre II Indiana Jones and
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13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday

Submitted photo/Teresa Chandler
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Dear Abby

Family flees violent husband and relatives

*DEAR ABBY: My children
and I were living with a maniac
who threatened to kill me if I took
the kids and ran. We reached out
to his family, hoping they would
intervene and tell him they knew
what he was doing to us. We
wanted someone to stand up to
His sister said: "I don't want
to hear this. I love my brother. I
don't want to think about him do-
ing these things, so don't tell me
these stories!"
His father said, "What did you
do to provoke him?"
His brother and his wife were
sympathetic, but said there was
nothing they could do.
The last violent episode ended
with the children and me locking
ourselves in the bathroom while
my husband screamed and tried
to break the door down for half
an hour. When he finally stopped,
I called his dad who said, "Do you
know what time it is? You woke
me up!" He hung up the phone
so fast I didn't get to tell him what
his son had done to our autistic
After getting help from out-
side sources, we finally felt safe
enough to leave. We're now di-
vorced, and my daughter wants
nothing to do with her father's

side of the family. Her granddad
can't figure out why she won't
talk to him, and her aunt has no
clue why my daughter refuses to
Abby, please urge family mem-
bers to step up to the plate. Be
supportive and ask what you can
do to help. Lives could be saved
in the process, in more ways than
doing as you requested, but if your
husband didn't suffer from severe
mental problems, he probably
learned his abusive ways from his
own father, while his sister grew
up in denial about her family's
dysfunction, and his brother was
trained to feel "helpless."
I'm pleased you were finally
able to take control of your lives
and get out of there. Now please,
teach your daughter a lesson in as-
sertiveness. Tell her she has noth-
ing to gain by remaining silent,
and she should tell her grandfa-
ther why she no longer talks to
him, and her aunt why she no
longer wants her in her life. Doing
so will make her stronger.
*DEAR ABBY: We recently
moved into our dream house.
We bought it from an elderly man
who had lived there alone after

his wife died seven years ago.
While exploring the property,
we found a small gravestone with
the name "Sparkle" engraved on
it. We assume this was a former
pet of the owner, but he never
mentioned it to us.
Some of us want to dig it up
and see what is really buried
there. Others think we should just
remove the stone. Or should we
let it stay where it is? -- UNSET-
a vote. If the majority thinks the
old man might have "forgotten"
the family jewels, then see what's
down there. But be prepared to
find nothing more than the mold-
ering remains of a beloved family
Personally, I vote for leaving
things as they are -- unless you're
planning on re-landscaping the
property, in which case you could
remove the stone and let Sparkle
continue to R.I.P.
Dear Abby is written by Abigail
Van Buren, also known as Jeanne
Phillips, and was founded by her
mother, Pauline Phillips. Write
Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.
com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Ange-
les, CA 90069.

Today in History
Today is Sunday, June 1, the came premier of France, marking ous chemical used in antifreeze.
153rd day of 200$. There are 213 the beginning of the end of the Kidnapped British journalist Alan
days left in the year. Fourth Republic. Johnston appeared in a videotape
Today's Highlight in His- In 1968, author-lecturer Helen posted on an Islamic Web, the
tory: Keller, who earned a college de- first time he was seen since be-
On June 1, 1813, the mortally gree despite being blind and deaf ing abducted nearly three months
wounded commander of the U.S. almost all of her life, died in West- earlier in Gaza. (Johnston was
frigate Chesapeake, Capt. James port, Conn., at age 87. freed July 4.) Assisted suicide ad-
Lawrence, said, "Don't give up In 1968, the British television vocate Jack Kevorkian walked out
the ship" during a losing battle series "The Prisoner," starring of a Michigan prison, where he'd
with a British frigate. Patrick McGoohan, had its Ameri- spent eight years for ending the
On this date: can premiere on CBS. life of a man suffering from Lou
In 1533, Anne Boleyn, the sec- In 1980, Cable News Network Gehrig's disease.
ond wife of King Henry VIII, was made its debut. Today's Birthdays: A Ac-
crowned as Queen Consort of Ten years ago: President tress Lisa Hartman Black is 52.
England. Clinton abruptly abandoned his Singer-musician Alan Wilder is
In 1792, Kentucky became the claim of executive privilege in the 49. Rock musician Simon Gallup
15th state of the Union. Monica Lewinsky investigation. (The Cure) is 48. Country musi-
In 1796, Tennessee became Thousands of refugees from Ser- cian Richard Comeaux (River
the 16th state. bia's Kosovo province streamed clan Richard Comeaux (River
In 1868, James Buchanan, into neighboring Albania to es- Road) is 47. Actor-singer Jason
the 15th president of the United cape deadly fighting. Donovan is 40. Actress Terin Polo
States, died near Lancaster, Pa. Five years ago: Leaders of is 39. Model-actress Heidi Klum is
In 1926, actress Marilyn Mon- the world's seven wealthiest na- 35. Singer Alanis Morissette is 34.
roe Was bortr +Norrma ,Jeane~, tions and Russia pledged billions TY personality Damien Fahey is
Mortenson in Los Angeles. of dollars to fight AfrSiiand" 'fi-'""'28. ActOr Ta,:\ lr Handle\ is 24.
+ In 1943, a civilian flight from ger on the opening day of their Thought for Today: "Con-
Portugal to England was shot summit in Evian, France. ventionality is not morality. Self-
down by the Germans during One year ago: The FDA righteousness is not religion. To
World War II, killing all aboard, warned consumers to avoid us- attack the first is not to assail the
including actor Leslie Howard. ing toothpaste made in China be- last." Charlotte Bronte, English
In 1958, Charles de Gaulle be- cause it might contain a poison- novelist (1816-1855).


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Financial ............. .300
Services .............. .400
Merchandise .......... .500
Agriculture ........... .800
Rentals .............. .900
Real Estate .......... .1000
Mobile Homes ....... .2000
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insertion, or for more than the
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and/or The Better Business
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Auctions i 05
Car Pool 110
Share a ride .115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

vision of Forestry off 441 N,
Call to identify.

makes you a more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful!

JACK RUSSEL male, neu-
tered, brown & white, collar,
vic. of Potter Rd. REWARD!
PEACOCK Male, lost in vic.
of The Prairie. Call
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*****"Special Notice-*-"
On May 24th several items
were taken from my home. A
Troy built tiller, pressure
washer, black and decker
drill, circular saw. VHS-DVD
player and about 50 OVDs If
you know anything about
these items please call
(863)467-5765 leave msg
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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

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

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your trash to treasure
with an ad hi the classi-

Looking for:
Fax Resume 888-433-8191
Call 866-633-5677
PHYSICIAN (Family Practice
/Internal Medicine) & NURSE
Time for Out Patient Clinic in
Okeechobee. Forward re-
sumes via fax 561-383-7875
or call 561-386-6832

2 yrs supervisory exp.
needed and current FL
RN or LPN license.
Competitive salary &
,: eilriert benefits. Fax
resume to
(561)924-3405 or
apply at FL Community
Health Centers, 107 S.
Barfield Hwy. Ste 103,
Pahokee. FL.

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Aaron's Sales & Lease
Okeechobee store
Must pass criminal/drug test,
clean MVR,
21yrs or older, FT,
email resume
or apply in person
2302 Hwy 441 S., 34974

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442



in Pahokee, Fl
has the following full time positions

Computer exp. needed. Healthcare exp. and bi-
lingual pref'd. Competitive salary and excellent

Min. 1 yr experience. Bilingual Spanish/English
preferred. Competitive salary and excellent

Fax resume to(561)924-3405 or
apply at FL Community Health Centers
170 S. Barfield Hwy. Ste. 103
Pahokee, FL
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Needed full time. Bilingual Spanish/English
preferred. HIV Early Intervention Services Pro-
gram. Must has HS diploma, reliable transporta-
tion and valid FL drivers lic. Exp with community
health fairs, HIV testing, networking with commu-
nity svcs agencies. Computer Exp. needed.
Fax resume to:
or apply at
FL Community Health
308 NW 5th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL

BABYSITTER needed for 2
young children in Okeechobee
area. rotating shifts w/own
transportation. (863)697-6690
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If you have questions or
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these pages, we advise that
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, it you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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Preschool Ages: lyf- 5 yrs old

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License #1126
or (863)261-6425

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts, Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

Why Rent a
Storage Unit
when you can
own a Shed for
the same Price.
Call Stanton
Homes at

Lamps .17, 100 Barstools
S39 up, 50 Desks S97 up.
3Pc Drop6eaf Dinettle S197.
50 Table and Chairs S397
up. 200 Recners S297 up.
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sets 687 up 50 TV Ent.
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4Pr Be-droor sets 0387 up.
3Pc Li,/nrroomr tables
S97up 100 headboards
379 up.

Turn your Gold into Money
Wolfgang Jewelers
1416 S Parrott Ave
Okeechobee, FL
(next to UPS store)

Pressure Washer- Craftsman
2.7 GPM max, 3000 PSI max
Brand new, Paid $400
Asking $250 (863)763-4279

10X10 $200 CALL TO SEE
(863)634-9945 OR
- 8 wks old, shots, papers,
vet cert. $450

Agriculture '

Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

GELDINGS (3) Paint $2500,
Cracker $1200 & Quarter
Horse is $1500.

GOATS 2 Female, 2 Male
Kid, 1 Female Kid & 1 Buck.
$75-$100 each. Please call

Rentals |

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

IN TOWN 2BR/1.5BA, $750
mo., 1 st & last, annual lease,
no pes, t/d, clean.
Move In Special!
Vz off 1st months rent!
2BR/1.58A, carpet, ile
all appl's, a/c & heat, 1
bik. North of Wal-Mart
$650 mo. (863)763-8878
Nice New CBS
1/1. S750 & 2/1, $850
1st. last, sec. & util.,

Looking for a place to OKEE CITY Apt. Duplex, 2br,
hang your hat? Look no lba, 823 SE 10th St, S625
further than the classi- mo + 1st, Last, Sec. &
fled. lease prefd. (863)634-9869

OKEE., Huge, Clean, 2br, 2ba
No pets, new paint & carpet.
$750/mo. 1st & $500 sec.
dep. Call 772-215-0098
OKEECHOBEE, 2br, lba, Near
town. $800 mo. inclds wa-
ter. Annual Lease. Call
We have over 50 Rentals!
Century 21 Horizon

Indian Hammock
House for Rent
2 story, 3br/2ba,
barn, 3 fenced
pastures, immed. oc-
cupancy, 1st
& last $4800

2/2-W&O-Lg. screened patio
2 util. rooms. $900 mo., 1st
last & sec. (863)634-3313
2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 2 car garage,
$1000 mo. Call Roland
1BR/1BA. Includes pool,
electric, water. $800/mo. +
sec. dep. Call 863-824-0981
Grab a bargain from youe
neighbor's gage,
attic, basement o cos-
et In today's classmieds.

2br/lba fully furnished, non
smoking, No pets, 1st, last,
& Security, $750/mo +
utilities (863)467-0504
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
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- 4/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates; tile throughout,
1295/mo, 1st &sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE- On the water,
dock, 1br, lba, fully furn.
W&D, Elec & satellite incld.,
$700/mo. (863)467-1950
We have over 50 Rentals!
Century 21 Horizon


Professional Office Space
for Lease near Courthouse,
immediate occupancy.



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Okeechobee News, Sunday, June 1, 2008

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
.Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Want 10% ROI?
5 Condo's with good leases.
$235k cash. 772-905-3618
Buying a car? Look In the
classifleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classi-

$869/mo, 3698 NW 7th St,
1450 sq ft CBS, new, tile.
$129,900 (863)484-0809
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,
$190,000 (863)634-1869

available, owner motivated,
$35,000. (772)529-0777

Mobile Homes

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

l -, -rn. it! nc;. S350 wk.
200 o, gong ierm
RENTER 32. S800'mo +
S500 sec, pay only electric,
sm pet cons (8636)597-0214
carport, on fenced corner lot,
quiet area. Will lease wfth
option to buy. $800/mo. Call
Mobile Homes For Rent
2 and 3 Bedrooms
Easy Payments

porches, on 1.5 acres,
wooded & fenced. Studio apt
for extra person. S1300/mo
+ Sec dep. or will rent sep-
arately. Call (863)634-3451
OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 2br/1lba,
$475/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. In town. No pets. Call
OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 3br/lba
doublewide in town. No pets.
S675/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. Call (863)763-6232
We have over 50 Rentals!
Century 21 Horizon

Mobile Home Angels
Mobile Home For Sale
On Large Lot
Owner Financing


o wonder newspaper
readers are more popular!


* Home built 2003 by Wausau homes
* Property dimensions: 315' x 660'
* Pond with viewing dock
* Extensive mature landscaping
* Hundreds of oaks and queen palms
* Extensive irrigation system
* Quiet country living
* Easy access to FL Turnpike



Saturday June 7th 10 a.m.

140 Acres

8 Parcels

Directions: From the intersection of SR 70 east of Okeechobee and 128th Ave (Berman Road), go north
3 miles to the auction site. Watch for auction signs!

SrF. rnn

*'86 Chevy S-10
* Tools: air compressor elec. angle
grinder elec. impact driver
* Nursery Equipment: mowers carts
sprayers drip irrigation hose
* Nursery Stock: 100's of potted
trees & plants
* Household Items: LCD TV .22 cal
Ruger furniture

TERMS: Everything sells REGARDLESS OF PRICE! Cash to Bid *
10% Buyer's Premium Broker Participation Available Call to Qualify!
OWNER: William Reynolds
Karlin Daniel & Associates, Inc. l t
Lic RE Broker .AB878AU1207 /; f ..


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

1987 Mercedes Benz 300SDL
black, automatic, fully loaded,
A MUST SEE !!!!! $4,250 Call
for details (863)467-0504

Shop here firstI
The classified ads

1995 Ford F150- Eddie Bauer,
loaded, V-8, runs great,
drives great, blue & tan,
$3750 (863)467-8959
2005 Chevrolet 2500- 4X4
with utility bed and pipe rack,
white, $16,500 Call for
details (863)467-3613
Chevrolet Silverado1500 pick
up-2005, 4 door, excellent
cond., 69,750 miles,
$13,900 neg(863)763-0742

Ford F150- 1986, 300 6 cyl.,
4 speed, bed, matt & topper,
chrome wheels, good shape
$1900 (863)467-9465

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!

Parcel 5 Parcel 6 1 Parcel 7 Parcel '"
13.78 acres 18.20 acres 14.21 acres 14.11 acres

Located within visual range of the top of Mount Okeechobee (Waste Management site),
this "Pine Island" real estate features many sites for building your camp or home sur-
rounded by a large number of mature trees stategically placed to enhance the ambiance
of the lake setting. Mark your calendar; this could be a lifetime opportunity!
10% B.P. Broker Participation Available Call to Qualify! Seller Financing Available
Conducted by: Owner: G4 Land and Cattle Company, Inc.
Karlin Daniel & Associates, Inc. -
ie. 1ir RnE.B r.o AT878AITU207


prads yo two th Io

Daughters of the American

Bryan Suarez received the Daughters of the American
Revolution Essie D. Millspaugh Scholarship at Okeecho-
bee High School's Scholarship Night. This scholarship
provides $ 500 towards his education and was presented
by Debbie Clemons.


Church of Our Savior
Jesse Bryant (left), Caleb Smith, and Bradly Stark Jr.
(right) were awarded $1,000 scholarships from Church of
Our Savior. The award was presented by Edward Weiss.

Submitted Photo

David H. Williams Family
The David H. Williams Family Scholarship, a $1,000 award,
was given to Amelia Provencher at the Okeechobee High
School Scholarship Night.

Submitted Photo

Children's Services

Six students from Okeechobee High School were recog-
nized and given scholarships by the Children's Services
of Okeechobee Co. at Okeechobee High School's Schol-
arship Night. The awards were given by (back row) India
Riedel, Lydia Wasson, and Cathleen Blair. The students
were, (back) Heather Rogers, Katie Ammons, (front) Mi-
chael Coker, Whitley Burch, Amanda Van Gorder, and
Brittni Little.

FFA Alumni Scholarship
Dianne Spann (center) recognized two students at
Okeechobee High School's Scholarship Night for receiv-
ing the Okeechobee FFA Alumni Scholarship. The stu-
dents that received the scholarship were Kelly Buchanan
(left) and Jamie Burnham.

Sell it quick

I I with an online

classified ad!

B & B Site Development
Brandon Hunt received the B & B Site Development Schol-
arship at Okeechobee High School's Scholarship Night.
This scholarship was presented by Philip Baughman

$950 month
(First and security)
Adults Only
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Thursday June 19th 4p.m.


Also Selling: Tools, Nursern Equipment & Stock, Household Items
Loain 365 NE9t rieFrtDrm Ford

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Okeechobee News'Charles Murphy

Most Improved Player of the Year
Jordan Marcum was named most improved player for 2008. She is flanked by Coaches
Kim Hargraves (left) and Heather Stillians (right).

Okeechobee News;Charles Murphy

Rising Star
Taylor Douglas won the rising star award at Tuesday's banquet. Also in photo are soft-
ball head coach Kim Hargraves (left) and Athletic Director and Assistant Coach Heather
Stillians (right).

Yearling Middle honors athletes Quinte-Herenci MD
R .Ca- .-.umntero-Herenda, MD

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeecho)bee News
Trophies, pizza, recreation
tinie, and soft drinks greeted Year-
ling ,Ir Ii .-School's top athletes
on Monday, Mday 1, as they at-
tended the annual sports banquet
in the school cafeteria.
Athletic Director Dylan Tedders
was the master of ceremonies.
The coaches of the team sports
offered at the school handed out
certificates to all of their players.
Mr. Tedders said this was the
school's way of congratulating
the athletes for their efforts this
year. tie rioted Yearling offers
two squads in many sports which
gives more athletes an opportu-
nity to compete.
"You have worked hard for
your coaches, and maintained
your discipline and your grade
point average. This is our way
to say thank you. All of you did a
good job this year," he rioted.
In ''.11. 1 il,. Sarah Davis was
honored for her being named to
the all conference team. Paige
McCrary was honored for be-
ing named to the all tourna-
ment team. Janet Smith won the
ace award for the most service
points this year. Crystal Ward was
named the most improved player.
Maci Thompson won the Year-
ling award for her hard work and
Emilie Lege was named the
team's most valuable player.
] The volleyball team finished
(1 1-2) last year.
Coach Bruce Conrad said he
has a lot of talent returning next
year. However, it looks like the
Treasure Coast middle school
conference will be disbanded
for the coming year. Budget cuts
have forced Martin County to pull
out of the conference because
they didn't want to travel to Indian
River County to play games.
Yearling will still play their reg-
ular schedule this fall. They will
likely not be a member of a con-
ference and will not have a post
season conference tournament in
any sport.
The soccer team, which is co-
ed, also had a strong year as they
won seven matches, lost two, and
tied three others.
Coach Eric Rios handed out
the all conference and most valu-
able player award to Eric Garcia,
the all tournament team award
to Marcus Fonseca, the most im-
proved award to Phillip Suarez,
the best offensive player award to
Foylan Rodriguez, and the Year-
ling award to Emily Raulerson.
Girl's basketball, coached by
Lori Bandi, struggled on the court
with a (4-11) record but Coach
Bandi told the girls that they
should be improved next year due
to a number of returning players.

hS ill h t Al dro D

.)1e wi iiUL no t coac nexL year.
Rosa Urbina won the all con-
ference and most valuable player
awards. Brittney Ball won the all
tournament team award, Nicole
Fordano and Shamarah Shanks
were named the most improved
players, and Erica I Ii,.. won
the Yearling award.
Boys basketball enjoyed a
winning season and their awards
went to Phillip Jones (all confer-
ence and most valuable player),

A lejd l l1 i ^ L.. t c i tll tU u l lll 1 1 t
award), Lavonte Spivey (most
improved), and Richard Donegan
('.-: lir award).
The academic athlete of the
year award went to Erica Klinger
for the girls and Richard Donegan
for the boys.
Emilie Lege was named the
most valuable female athlete
of the year and Eric Garcia was
named the most valuable male
athlete of the year.

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