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Vol. 99 No. 154 Monday, June 2, 2008


seminar June 3
The American Red Cross will
be hold a Hurricane Prepared-
ness Seminar on June 3, from
5:30-7 p.m. to inform the public
the importance of being pre-
pared for this hurricane season.
The seminar will include guest
speakers: Bill Casian/Raulerson
Hospital, Mike Faulkner/Emer-
gency Management, Mary Blak-
eney/ American Red Cross, Jenny
Pung/Waste Management, Jon
Geitner/Seacoast National Bank
and Billy Dean/WOKC AM 1570.
The informational seminar
will cover subjects from various
companies to education the au-
dience on:
Hurricane emergency sup-
ply lists;
Banking procedures;
Evacuation information;
Information resources (Ra-
Waste management before
and after;
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

Free summer camp
Suncoast Mental Health Cen-
ter, Inc will be conducting a free
arts and crafts summer camp to
develop peer bonds and social
skills for all Okeechobee children.
Fun at the Sun will begin June 17
through Aug. 12 for ages 6-12 and
Thursday, June 19 through Aug.
14 for ages 13-18 from 9 a.m. to
noon. Snacks will' be provided.
Space is limited, call Yolanda at
863-763-2288 to sign up.

Okeechobee Autism
Support Group
Okeechobee: Autism Support
Group will meet June 14 from 4
until 5 p.m. It is a new support
group started by a mom with an
autistic child. Do you know or
are you a parent of an autistic
child? Meet others going through
the same thing. Share ideas,
news and experiences. No age
requirement, help others and
teach others is the goal. This will
be held at local residence that is
child friendly with safe backyard
fun. The support group will be
held every other Saturday of the
month starting June 14. For more
information call Johanna at 910-
495-3171 or email her at leidi-

Drought Index

4-H Fun Day: Horsin' around

Submitted photo
Okeechobee County Bits and Spurs 4-H Club members enjoyed a day of fun on horse-
back Saturday at Mi-Cin Ranch, under the supervision of 4-H leaders, adult volunteers
and parents. One of the games was an obstacle course which required riders to go
through obstacles and perform tasks, such as gathering the mail. Katie Brummet, on
her horse Lady, was one of the 4-Hers participating.

Submitted photo
Megan Mullin on her horse, Cody, took first place in the obstacle course event at the
4-H Fun Day at Mi-Cin Ranch on Saturday. Megan also took first place in barrels, poles
and Texas barrels.

Current: 548
.Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

9.60 feet
Last Year: 8.94 feet
Sponsored By:

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

Classifieds 6
Comics ........... 5
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword 5
Opinion.................................. 4
Speak Out 4
Sports.................................. 7
TV ............ 4
Weather ........... 2

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Submitted photo
"Musical bags" is like muscial chairs on horseback. While the music plays, riders circle
the bags. When it stops, they have to "park" their horses on top of a feed bag. The
rider who cannot find a bag is "out." This continues until only one horse and rider team
remains. Bits and Spurs 4-H Club members enjoyed horseback games and a picnic at
Mi-Cin Ranch on Saturay.

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to deal with


If a hurricane watch were
issued, would you have an ac-
tion plan ready? With the start
of hurricane season, Florida
residents are encouraged to
plan ahead.
A hurricane watch is issued
when hurricane conditions are
possible within the next 24 to
36 hours.
A hurricane warning is is-
sued when hurricane con-
ditions will occur within 24
When a hurricane watch
is issued:
Listed to local radio and
television stations for possible
evacuations and hurricane in-
formation from the National
Weather Service.
Gather and check your
emergency supplies.
Check medical supplies,
first aid kits and refill prescrip-
Place commonly used
tools in a safe, easily accessible.
Freeze as much water as
you can. This will help keep
your refrigerator cold if the
power is out for several days.
Have two weeks of pet
supplies on hand.
Make sure your vehicles
are full of gasoline.
Bring in loose outdoor
objects such as lawn furniture,

After the hurricanes of 2004
and 2005 many Okeechobee
residents learned how much
they depend on electricity. The
time to purchase a generator
is before there are any tropi-
cal storms in the news. If you
do purchase a new unit, do not
leave it in its box until needed.
Take it out of its box and famil-
iarize yourself with the unit.
Test it to make sure it works.
Follow the instructions in
the manual that came with the
unit. If you cannot get the gen-
erator to operate properly, now
is the time to have it serviced.
You will not be able to have it
worked on right before an im-
pending storm.
With all the generators be-
ing purchased, it is extremely
important to use caution when
operating them. Generators can
create hazards for homeown-
ers and electric utility workers.
Make sure to always read and
follow the manufacturer's safe-
ty and operating instructions.
Carbon monoxide is a col-
orless, odorless and tasteless
poison gas. It is a component

toys and tools. Anchor objects
that cannot be brought in-
Turn your refrigerator and
freezer to the coldest settings.
Clean your bathtub, seal
the drain with silicone caulk
and fill it with water.
Store valuables, a list of
your possessions and insur-
ance papers in a waterproof
Protect your home by
boarding up the windows.
Remove any outside an-
Moor your boat or move it
to a designated safe place.
Review your evacuation
plans and be ready to evacuate
as soon as possible.
When a hurricane warn-
ing is issued:
Listen to local radio and
television stations for evacua-
tion information and hurricane
statements from the National
Weather Service.
If you live in a mobile
home or flood prone area evac-
uate immediately.
Unplug all major applianc-
es and turn off the electricity,
water and gas before leaving.
Tell someone outside of
the storm area xvherv'you are
Lock your home.
See Plan Page 2

of the exhaust from a genera-
tor's engine. This gas is deadly.
Never run your generator in-
side your home or garage. Only
run the generator outdoors in a
well-ventilated, dry area away
from the air intakes to your
Plug your individual appli-
ances into the generator using
a heavy duty, outdoor rated ex-
tension cord with a wire gauge
adequate for the appliance
load. Do not operate more ap-
pliances and equipment than
the outpi rating of the gen-
erator; to do so will overload
and damage the generator and
could cause a fire.
If your generator is con-
nected to the house wiring,
the home must have a transfer
switch installed by a licensed
electrician. A transfer switch
connects your house to the
generator and disconnects it
from the utility power. This will
prevent back feeding, which
energizes the electrical circuits
outside your home.
See Generators Page 2

Safeguard your boat from storms

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
With the start of the 2008
hurricane season upon us,
now is the time tb start making
plans to safeguard your boat.
A few minutes of preparation
now could save you thousands
of dollars and prevent a great
deal of stress in the event that
we are hit with a hurricane this
The following instructions
are only guidelines and may
not apply to every individual
situation. The important thing
to remember is to keep calm
and use good judgment.
Gather all documents
pertaining to your boat includ-
ing insurance policies, a recent
picture of your boat, the boat
registration, an inventory of

equipment and a copy of the
lease agreement if the boat is
stored at a marina or storage
facility. Keep these documents
in a safe place. Have telephone
numbers of the marina, stor-
age facility and insurance agent
readily available.
Keep a list of all items you
remove from the boat prior to
the storm. Include, if possible,
the make, model and original
cost of the equipment. Make
note of where you are storing
this equipment. Keep another
list of items that will remain on
the boat.
If you plan to move your
boat to safer ground, be sure
to check the tires, bearings and
axle on your trailer now. Have
everything in working order.
Know approximately how

long it will take to move the
boat and secure it. Remem-
ber, traffic will be heavy and
supplies will be at a premium
prior to a hurricane. If you are
planning to move the boat, give
yourself ample time to do so.
If you are keeping it at home,
you will need time to prepare
it while also preparing your
home for the storm. Do not cut
yourself short on time. Have
the materials to secure the boat
on hand. You may not be able
to purchase them if a storm is
Once you move the boat
to safe ground or if you are
keeping it at home on its trailer,
you should:
Lash your boat to the trail-
See Boat Page 2

Okeechobee News/File photo

Overturned boat
This boat was overturned by hurricane winds during one
of the 2004 storms. Boat owners can minimize damage
by taking precautions before a storm.
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Generators top

storm supply list

2 Okeechobee News, Monday, June 2, 2008

Continued From Page 1

Back feeding usually occurs
when a generator is connected
directly to the electric panel or cir-
cuit in the home. Feeding power
back into the utility system during
an outage will energize the trans-
former serving the house and
could pose a serious problem to
crews working to restore power
in the area.
Use the following guide as a
rule of thumb when purchasing
a generator.
A 1,000 watt recreational
generator is for boating, camping

and limited outdoor use.
A 5,500 watt generator will
run limited lighting, radio, televi-
sion, refrigerator, sump pump
and microwave up to the capacity
of the unit.
A 7,500 watt generator will
run limited lighting, radio, televi-
sion, refrigerator, sump pump,
microwave and other various low
watt electrical devices up to the
capacity of the unit.
A 12,500 watt generator will
run limited lighting, radio, televi-
sion, refrigerator, sump pump,
microwave and other various low
watt electrical devices up to the
capacity of the unit.
In case you are not sure about
how much wattage you use, the

following guide has some of the
more common household electri-
cal appliances and their wattage.
The RW is the running wattage
or amount of wattage required
to run the appliance, and the
SW is the starting wattage, or the
amount of wattage required to
start the appliance.
Dishwasher: Cool dry (RW)
700, (SW) 1,400. Dishwasher:
Hot dry (RW) 1,450, (SW)
1,400; Coffee maker (RW) 1,750;
Electric fry pan (RW) 1,300; Re-
frigerator or Freezer (RW) 700,
(SW) 2,200; Clothes dryer (gas)
(RW) 700, (SW) 1,800; Clothes
dryer (electric) (RW) 5,750,
(SW) 1,800. Automatic Washer -
(RW) 1,150, (SW) 2,300; Electric

range (6-inch element) (RW)
1,500; Electric range (8-inch ele-
ment) (RW) 1,200; Lights- as
indicated on the individual bulb.
Radio (RW) 50 to 200; Well
pump (1/3 hp) (RW) 750, (SW)
1,400; Well pump (1/2 hp)- (RW)
1,400; (SW) 2,100. Color televi-
sion (RW) 300; Vacuum clean-
er (RW) 800; Air conditioners
- 10,000 but (RW) 1,500, (SW)
2,200; Air conditioners 20,000
btu (RW) 2,500, (SW) 3,300; Air
conditioners 24,000 btu (RW)
3,800, (SW) 4,950; Air condition-
ers- 32,000 btu (RW) 5,000, (SW)
6,500; Air conditioners 40,000
btu (RW) 6,000, (SW) 7,800.
Always check the amount of
wattage the appliance requires

before plugging it into a genera-
tor. If the box or paperwork of the
appliance does not list the watt-
age, the formula to figure wattage
is: amps x volts = watts.
As you can see, it is important
to choose the size of generator
that is right for you. It is also im-
portant to only use those appli-
ances that are absolutely neces-
sary for your basic needs.
Generators are not meant to
totally take the place of the elec-
tric company. They are meant to
provide temporary basic electric-
ity to your home until power can
be restored.
Finally, don't forget that gener-
ators run on gasoline. Make sure
that you have enough gasoline to

keep the generator running for an
extended period of time. The larg-
est generator you can purchase
will do you no good without fuel
to run it. Read the instructions for
your generator to ascertain how
long the generator will run on a
5-gallon can of gas.
Keep in mind, that if the pow-
er is out in town, the gas stations
cannot pump gasoline. So, have
enough on hand to last several
days. Keep those gas cans in a
dry, well-ventilated place easily
accessible after the storm passes.

Continued From Page 1

er and place blocks between the
frame members and the axle in-
side each wheel. Owners of light-
weight boats might want to con-
sider letting about half the air out
of the tires, then filling the boat
one-third full of water to help hold
it down. The blocks between the
frame and axle will prevent dam-
age to the springs from the addi-
tional weight of the water.
Tie your boat with heavy
lines to fixed objects. Pick a loca-
tion that allows you to tie it from
all four directions, because hur-

ricane winds rotate and change
direction. It can be tied down to
screw anchors secured into the
ground. Do not tie it to a tree. As
we found out, even the sturdiest
looking trees can be blown down
during a hurricane.
If you intend to keep your boat
in the water, the following should
be adhered to:
If your boat is kept at a ma-
rina berth or behind your home in
the water and you intend to leave
it there, double all lines and rig
crossing spring lines fore and aft.
Attach lines high on pilings to al-
low for tidal rise or surge. Make
sure lines will not slip off pilings.
Inspect pilings and choose those
that seem strongest and tallest

and are properly installed. The
longer the dock lines, the better
a boat will be a coping with high
tides. It is important to double up
on all lines and use chafe protec-
tors at any potential chafe points.
Cover all lines at rough
points to prevent chafing. Wrap
with tape, rags and rubber hoses.
Install fenders to protect'the boat
from rubbing against the pier, pil-
ings and other boats.
Remove all moveable equip-
ment such as canvas, sails, din-
ghies, radios, cushions, biminis
and roller furling sails. Lash down
everything you cannot remove
such as tillers, wheels, booms,
Assess the attachment of

cleats, winches and chocks.
These should have substantial


back plates and adequate stain-
Continued From Page 1

less steel bolt sizes.
Batteries should be fully
charged and checked to ensure
their capability to run automatic
bilge pumps for the duration of
the storm. Consider backup bat-
teries. Cut off all devices using
electricity except bilge pumps.
Never leave a boat on davits
or on a hydro-lift.
Post your opinions In the Public
Issues Forum at
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at

If you do not evacuate:
Stay inside your home away
from windows and doors.
Keep flashlights and extra
batteries with you at all times.
If the power goes out, turn
off major appliances.
Listen to local radio for hur-
ricane information from the Na-
tional Weather Service.
Do not go outside if the eye

of the storm passes over you.
Stay indoors until the storm
has passed.
Once you do venture out-
doors, beware of fallen electrical
wires, hurricane debris and high
water. Stay off the roads. Many
will not be safe. Roads should be
kept clear of traffic so that emer-
gency vehicles can get through.
Continue to listen to your
battery-powered radio or televi-
sion for advice from your local
emergency management offi-

Today's Weather

Use coleus for summer color

By Dan Culbert,
Horticulture Agent
UF/IFAS Extension Service



Winter and spring flower beds
are often planted with impatiens
or begonias that don't do well
when temperatures begin to rise.
Gardeners that appreciate masses
of colorful flowering beds are al-
ways on the lookout for colorful
plants that can take the heat.
There are many heat and
drought tolerant perennial flow-
ering plants good for the long
haul, but some gardeners like to
_ choose short-term annuals for
sudden splashes of color.
Coleus plants are prized for
'their bright foliage rather than
-their flowers. They are being re-
d"isc: vered are moving from
conihriner to flower bed because
tti3 carn take the heat. Coleus
with these characteristics are
highly desirable, but few cultivars
.are commercially available that
have these traits.
At the recent UF Floriculture
Field Day, several new varieties of
coleus were part of the bedding
plant trials. These new improved
coleus were developed by UF
,doctorate student Penny Nguyen,
and are the subject for this week's
Florida Yards column.
University of Florida graduate
student Penny Nguyen has spent
several years developing better
coleus varieties. Nguyen works

with Dr. Dave Clark, a UF horticul-
ture professor. Their efforts have
resulted in the release of 13 new
varieties of coleus.
Her breeding program focused
on developing new coleus culti-
vars with sun tolerance and lim-
ited flowering. Secondary goals
were to look for high vigor, high
branching and novel colors.
Nguyen began breeding Co-
leus in 2003 with 15 open-polli-
nated varieties. By 2006, she had
30,000 seedlings that were ready
to be evaluated. These seedlings
were then reduced to 150 selec-
tions subjected to high light,
high humidity and temperature,
drought stress, wind stress, insect
damage, competition with weeds
and the possibility of diseases.
Plants were discarded if they
showed low vigor, poor branch-
ing, "dark or non-novel color,
poor rooting, and early flowering.
Those that have made the grade
are now available from Proven
Winners and Ball FloraPlant.
Big Red Judy(TM) is a large,
bold plant with rich red leaves and
an upright habit. With a height
and width of three to four feet
and a preference for either sun or
shade, it's an excellent choice for
just about anywhere.
Electric Lime(TM) features
bright lemon-lime leaves with an
interesting windowpane pattern.
It's a versatile plant that can be
used in beds or containers and
will do well in sun or shade.
Frilly Milly (TM) has impressive
deep red leaves with darker, frilly
edges and can be a high-impact
plant for beds and borders.
Lancelot Velvet Mocha(TM).
Try some chocolate in your gar-
den with this bronze-to choco-

late-colored coleus. Its leaves can
provide a nice contrast with other
Lemon Sunsation(TM). Crim-
son edging accentuates the char-
treuse leaves of Lemon Sunsa-
tion. The lace-like foliage gives a
delicate look to a tough plant. It
grows well in all light conditions,
between two to three feet tall.
Pineapple Splash(TM) is easy
to grow, and boasts a striking con-
trast with luscious yellow leaves
featuring dashes of crimson vena-
tion. It enjoys all light conditions
and grows to two to three feet
Royal Glissade(TM) is a late-
flowering variety, and its excel-
lent vigor and branching are great
qualities for homeowners. The
novel color patterns of pea green
tinged with rose color make this a
lively choice for any garden.
Twist 'n' Twirl(TM)' is a lively
variety with burgundy leaves
edged in green and "splashed"
with gold. The multi-colored
leaves appear twisted, a novel
leaf shape for coleus that brings a
new perspective this plant. It is a
bit taller (3-4 feet) and two to four
feet wide with best results under
partial sun.
Coleus do best at tempera-
tures moderately warm tempera-
tures (50F night to 85F day). At
warmer temperatures, the stems
will stretching and become leggy.
Cooler temperatures give more vi-
brant colors and slow the growth.
And, temperature changes can
also affect color. New variet-
ies were selected to avoid color
changes under high tempera-
Under moderately high light
levels coleus color is at its best;
low light conditions fail to bring

out many vibrant foliage colors
of this plant. New cultivars were
also selected for color stability un-
der varying light levels.
Coleus grow well in contain-
ers. Best results are produced
with a standard mixture of peat
and perlite. Aim for a pH range
of 5.5-6.0. Use any balanced bed-
ding plant fertilizer, and keep
plants lightly moist at all time.
Overwatering will cause root rot.
In the landscape, be sure that
the soil is moist and avoid poorly
drained sites.
Best results with coleus mean
a minimal amount of grooming
will be needed. Remove the top
part the plant stem by pinching
out the growing point this will
encourage branching. New Cole-
us cultivars were selected for self
branching behavior.
Flower stalks grow on the
ends of coleus stems. These are
undesirable as the plant becomes
leggy and spends energy on seed
production that can best be used
for colorful leaves. New cultivars
were selected for late or non-
flowering habits.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
If you need additional informa-
tion on coleus, please email us
at or
call us at 863-763-6469. Local
residents can stop by our office
at 458 Hwy 98 North in Okeecho-
bee, and visit our Okeechobee
County Master Gardeners from I
to 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons.

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Okeechobee Forecast
Today: A partly sunny day with a 30 percent chance of after-
noon showers and thunderstorms. The highs will be in the lower
90s with south winds around 5 mph becoming southeast arofind 10
mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: A partly cloudy night with a 20 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms through midnight. The lows will be in
the lower 70s with southeast winds around 5 mph.

Extended Forecast
Tuesday: A partly sunny day with a 20 percent chance of after-
noon showers and thunderstorms. The highs will be in the lower
90s with southeast winds around 5 mph becoming east around 10
mph in the afternoon.
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 around 90.
Wednesday night: A partly cloudy night with a 20 percent
chance of showers. The lows will be in the mid 70s.
Thursday: A partly cloudy day with a 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. The highs will be in the upper 80s.
Thursday night: A partly cloudy night with a 20 percent chance
of showers and thunderstorms. The lows will be in the mid 70s.
Friday: The day will have considerable cloudiness with a 30
percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The highs will be
in the upper 80s.


MIAMI (AP) Here are the numbers selected Saturday in the
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Okeechobee News
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Congratulations T.O.P.S
(left): T.O.RS FL #669 crowned Margaret Cearbaugh Queen of their local group. Margaret has lost 16.75 pounds to
become the Queen. She is now a K.O.P.S (keep off pounds sensibly) member. She also says it was a process but feels
for health purposes it's a wonderful way to lose weight. (right): The T.O.RS FL #669 heard from Keith Stripling of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office recently. Mr. Stripling gave a very informative program on older women protecting
themselves. Following the session there were questions and answers as part of the program. The T.O.P.S group meets at
the Methodist Church.

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all around your computer screen
with various usernames and pass-
words on them? This is one way of
keeping track of your online pass-
words. But, I have found what I
think is a better way because all
those crazy online sites think
they need a distinct username
or ID and password! I can un-
derstand why the bank insists on
security-there are bad guys out
there. And then there's my power
company, phone company, and
insurance company, to name just
a few. They all want me to register
before I can have access to my ac-
counts. I'm not saying this secu-
rity is bad; I am saying it's a job to

manage all those passwords.
The best thing that ever hap-
pened to me in my computer-
related life was finding a little
utility program that manages my
passwords. I use it several times
every day.
The one I use is called "Any
Password." I've been using it for
years. It is free if you are using it
for personal needs. You can get
it at http://www.anypassword.
The beauty of a password
manager is that you only have to
remember one password, the one
you need to unlock your Any Pass-
word file. Make it a good one, and
make sure you will remember it.
Below you will find a screen shot
that shows how simple the inter-
face is.
The icons at the top of the
screen are familiar, though I
mostly only use two of them. I
use the little key symbol when I
want to add a new Internet loca-
tion and its password/user name
combination. And I use the save
icon (looks like a little disk) when
I have made a change or added a
new password file. The left side of
its screen is familiar; very much
like the folder interface in any of
your file screens. The right side of
the screen shows four blanks-
three of which should always be
filled in. Your User Name, some-
times called your User ID. The
Password line is obvious since
this is a password manager. The
URL line, of course, holds the
specific Internet address you use
when accessing your online loca-

tion. Sometimes this is different
from the home page URL.
This piece of software is so
handy. I don't bother to classify
my passwords but you can be-
cause you can have nested fold-
ers. I just have one long list of
Internet destinations which fall
into alphabetical order when you
create them. The next thing to
tell you about that may be help-
ful is how to use the panel called
"Comment." In comment, I store
information that I may need when
I access that particular site. For
example, my cellular company
wants what they call a PIN code
after I've accessed my files. It is an
extra layer of security. So, I show
the code in the comments box, so
I'll remember it. I also store dates
in this box. When I update my
Anti-Virus program, I'll note the
date so I know when it runs out.
I also note software license num-
bers so I can reload the program
if my computer crashes.
And that brings me to my fi-
nal thought on this little piece of
software. Please, back the file up
on a disk or a flash drive and keep
it current. If you have that file
backed up, you can go to anyone
else's computer and even if they
don't have the program, you can
download it, open your file and
there are all your passwords-
the keys to the kingdom. I have
spoken with many people who
have had a computer crash and
they didn't know how to begin to
rebuild. Always, always keep an
updated, duplicate copy of this
password file someplace away

from your computer.
And with that you can remove
those sticky notes from around
your computer because you are
now organized.
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or comments. We welcome top-
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Ming celebrates anniversary with Edward Jones

Sharon Ming, an Edward Jones
financial advisor in Okeechobee,
still remembers the day she
decided to join the financial
services firm. That was nine
years ago.
The fact that Ming works in
the same community in which
she lives is unique among finan-

cial services firms, most of which
do their business by phone. By
establishing one broker office
in communities throughout the
country, however, Edward Jones
enables its financial advisors to
establish one on one business re-
lationships with its investors.
"I've enjoyed doing business

the old fashioned way, in person,"
Ms. Ming said. "And I am looking
forward to many more years serv-
ing the investment needs of my
friends, neighbors and business
Edward Jones provides finan-
cial services for individual in-
vestors in the United States and

through its affiliates in Canada
and the United Kingdom. Every
aspect of the firm's business,
from the types of investment op-
tions offered to the location of
branch offices, is designed to ca-
ter to individual investors in the
communities in which they live
and work.

Local dealership offers gas price protection program

In response to direct customer
feedback citing the prospect of
rising gas prices as a top con-
cern, Accardi Milrot Jeep Chrysler
Dodge anrin.,urc-s its own eco-
r fomic stimulus, package; an ex-
clusive gas price protection policy
that eliminates the risk of further
spikes in fuel prices.
With the U.S. purchase of eli-
gible Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge
vehicles, customers can enroll
in the "Let's Refuel America"
program and receive a gas card
that immediately lowers their gas
price to $2.99 a gallon, and keeps
it there for three years. The offer
is available at 3,511 U.S. Chrysler,
Jeep and Dodge dealerships,
including Accardi Milrot Jeep
Chrysler Dodge, through June 2,
and is available on vehicles rang-
ing from popular new compacts,

crossovers and minivans to full
sized diesel powered pick up
"We are proud to introduce an
'unprecederited program to help
put Okeechobee area customers'
minds at ease and do something
to help working people who are
worried about the volatility of fuel
prices and vehicle cost of own-
ership," said Edmund Accardi
with Accardi Milrot Jeep Chrysler
Dodge, located at 4224 S. Hwy
The Let's Refuel America gas
card program works when a cus-
tomer purchases a new Chrysler,
Jeep or Dodge vehicle and selects
the program in lieu of other avail-
able incentives. The customer is
provided with the registration pro-
cess documentation and registers
providing their required personal

information via the dedicated web
site or toll free 800 number. Once
registered, the customer receives
their gas card and separately, their
Personal Indetification Number
(PIN) within four to six weeks of
application. The customer then
swipes their Let's Refuel America
Gas Card at an eligible gas station,
selecting up to 87 octane regular,
E85 fuel or diesel, and enters their
PIN to begin the fueling process.
After the fuel transaction occurs,
the customer's personal credit
card (identification in the registra-
tion process) is charged $2.99 per
Fuel Economy
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Deere Day
In April Everglades Farm Equipment celebrated "Deere
Day." This annual customer service appreciation day in-
cluded free food, giveaways and a bluegrass band. Ap-
proximately 500 persons attended this year's "Deere

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Speak Out
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!
RESPECT THE FLAG: On Nov. 13, 2007, P.L. 110-116, 110th Con-
gress, First Session, amended Section 9 of Title 4 US Code. This sec-
tion dictates how individuals are to conduct themselves during the
ceremony of raising or lowering the flag or when the flag is passing
in a parade. This change allows veterans who are present and not in
uniform, the authorization to render a military salute. This is not man-
datory, but is an option for those veterans wishing to show respect
for the US flag by rendering a salute. It continues to state that persons
present, not in uniform, should face the flag and stand at attention
with their right hand over the heart. The code continues by address-
ing the actions of citizens of other countries, which states they should
stand at attention. The next time the national anthem is played, Pledge
of Allegiance is said, or you are present at the raising or lowering or
passing of the US flag, be sure and display the proper respect to our
national symbol of freedom, the flag of the United States of America.
COUNTY TAXES: Your taxes are based on the amount of property
you own. You don't like your taxes? Own less property. Did you vote
for the Homestead Exemption? If you did, I'd speculate that you've no
right to talk about the lack of officers, as you helped to cut the budget
of Law Enforcement and Fire and Rescue. You want better Law En-
forcement coverage? Pay for it, instead of crying about getting taxes
cut all the time, officers getting paid too much, and you deserving
more for simply being a resident.
VIKING: Here's the problem with the prairie. Some people bought
out there to have a place to hunt or camp. They thought if they bought
one acre, or even went together with a bunch of others and bought
a share of an acre, they were entitled to use the whole property. This
of course was probably never legal, but at first it was the practice be-
cause no one was living out there so no one cared. Then as property
changed hands, people started building on it. And once they built
on their property, they did object to other people being on it, driving
across it and shooting across it. If you own the property, it's yours.
And you are entitled to keep people off. So the free wheeling days are
over. Just because you once had free run of the Viking property and
no one bothered you does not mean it was legal, even then. If you are
on someone else's property, you are trespassing. Stay on your own
property. There is no public land out there. It's not a park. It is private
property. There is a nice public park north of the county, however cur-
rently the State of Florida does not allow ATVs in the parks because
there is a problem with sparks or hot exhaust pipes from ATVs starting
brush fires. So if you want to ride your ATV; stay on your own property
or go to one of the ranches that host public events.
GRADUATION PARTY: I think it is wonderful that the community
hosts an all night graduation party to keep the seniors safe. I under-
stand they are having trouble coming up with donations this year, so if
you have a business, think of something you can donate to help make
the event a success. In the 20 years they have held this party, we have
not lost a teen to an accident on graduation night. The kids want to
celebrate. They deserve to celebrate. Let's make sure they have a safe
place to do it.
ELDERLY: It is very frightening to learn that if you are old and ill,
someone can go and get a power of attorney over you without your
permission. Maybe it's not the person you would choose. It is so im-
portant to make plans and decisions while you are still healthy and
able to do so. As the baby boomers get older, there are going to be
more and more issues involving the elderly. If you are over 50, it's time
to start planning ahead.
TRANSPORTATION: As the price of gasoline goes higher and
higherwe need to look at other means of transportation. I would
like to see more bike paths and horseback trails in the county. When
I moved to Okeechobee, 25 years ago, it was not uncommon to see
people riding horses around the county. Now it is too dangerous to
ride on the right-of-way. If every new development or road included
bicycle, pedestrian paths and horse paths, it would give us all more
space, help reduce gas consumption and help get people in bet-
ter shape. And I think it would be a very positive, active image for
LAKE FIRES: I guess some of these fires on Lake Okeechobee
were set intentionally. Man, I can think of some punishments for the
fools. I know it is not as bad here on the north side of the lake as some
places. We have older louvered windows that are not very tight. Yes-
terday I taped plastic over the openings in my bedroom like I used to
do up north to keep the cold out. It helped quite a lot.
COUNTY AGENDA: Senior Deputy Clerk Sandra Brown has an-
nounced that the entire Agenda and Agenda Packet for Glades County
Board of County Commissioner Meetings is now available on-line.
Click on and then go to the left sidebar and
click on BOCC Agendas. Larry Hilton, Assistant County Manager, and
his assistant, Jenny Allen, will be putting this information on the web-
site before each commission meeting.Thank you to Mr. Hilton and
Mrs. Allen for the extra effort to keep Glades County citizens aware
of and involved in Glades County business issues. Editor's note:
Okeechobee County's meeting agendas and notes are also available
online at

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Looking Back ...
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came from the Florida State Photographic Archives. Do
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Community Calendar

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-
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 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.

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.
AI-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 isbasic 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.


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Community Events

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
Campus 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 rockin' 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 Children'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 Hos-
pice 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 regard-
less of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer
vacation 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 Ser-
vice program:
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,
Washingto, D.C., 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 (voice), 202-720-
6382 (CTY).

Day of the American Cowboy set for July
The Okeechobee Cattlemen's Association and Okeechobee Main
Street will hold the 2008 National Day of the American Cowboy on
Saturday, July 26. The event will start with a cattle drive beginning
downtown and ending at the Agri-Civic Center on Highway 70 East.
The festival at the Agri-Civic Center will include a Ranch Rodeo, Back-
yard Beef BBQ Contest, storytellers, poets and displays of the heritage
of the American Cowboy. If you're interested in being a participant/
vendor for the BBQ Contest or event, all forms and applications can
be picked up at the Main Street Office, 111 Northeast Second Street,
Okeechobee or email Toni Doyle, Executive Director at okms@main- For more information call 863-357-MAIN

Summer camp at Lake Denton
Summer camp at Lake Denton is back! Camps in June will be avail-
able for children in 2nd through 5th grades, 6th through 8th grades
and K5 through 2nd grades. The K5-2nd is one night with parent par-
ticipation encouraged. In July they will have camps for 6th through
8th grades and 9th through 12th grades. Applications for camp can be
obtained from the website at or by calling
Pam Elders at 863-634-9280 or Phil Elders at 863-634-8722.


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At the Movies
The following movies are now showing at the
Brahman Theatres III. Movie times for Thursday,
May 30, through Thursday, June 5, are as follows:
Theatre I Sex and the City (R) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II Indiana Jones and the Kingdom
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, Wednes
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Theatre III- "Chronicles of Narnia" ((i)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m.. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m., Monday a;t 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 in-
der are $4.50; senior citizens are $4.50 for all mov
ies; and, matinees are $4.
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insertion, or for more than the
extent of the ad rendered val-
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denoted with an asterisk *.
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
GarageYard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

vision of Forestry off 441N,
Call to identify.

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tered, brown & white, collar,
vic. of Potter Rd. REWARD!
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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:
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
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Apply In Person To:
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Immediate Openings CNAs
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Employment -
Part-Time 215
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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Looking for:
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Call 866-633-5677
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Time for Out Patient Clinic in
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or call 561-386-6832


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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our young minded, hip-hop,
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Okeechobee store
Must pass criminal/drug test,
clean MVR,
21yrs or older, FT,
email resume
or apply in person
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these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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License #1126
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Painting, Repairs, Carpentry


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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.

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

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze

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

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


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 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.


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

IN TOWN 2BR/1.5BA, $750
mo., 1st & last, annual lease,
no pets, w/d, clean.
Move In Special!
'/2 off 1s months rent!
2BR/1.5BA, carpet, tile
all appl's, a/c & heat, 1
bik. North of Wal-Mart
$650 mo. (863)763-8878
OKEE CITY Apt. Duplex, 2br,
lba, 823 SE 10th St, $625
mo. + 1st, Last, Sec. &
lease pref'd. (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, iba, Near
town. $800 mo. inclds wa-
ter. Annual Lease. Call

2/2-W&D-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
back room. $695/mo.
Includes lawn maintenance.
1BR/1BA. Includes pool,
electric, water. $800/mo. +
sec. dep. Call 863-824-0981

2br/1 ba fully furnished, non
smoking, No pets, 1st, last,
& Security, $750/mo +
utilities (863)467-0504
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refts. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461

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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
561-248-3888 /863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE- On the water,
dock, lbr, iba, fully furn.
W&D, Elec & satellite incld.,
$700/mo. (863)467-1950

Professional Office Space
for Lease near Courthouse,
immediate occupancy.
S (863)467-0831

-51yr old female w/cat,
seeking apt or room for rent.
I can clean & cook,

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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

$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

fully turn, util incld, $350/wk,
$1200/mo, long term
RENTER 3/2. $800/mo +
$500 sec, pay only electric,
sm pet cons (863)697-0214
carport, on fenced corner lot,
quiet area. Will lease with
option to buy. $800/mo. Call

IPublBic Notice

17429 NW 242ND STREET
863)763-4601 OR (863)634-3166
724 ON 6/2/08

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

Mobile Home Angels


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4095 -
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

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

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

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

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, with Taylor are Softball Head Coach Kim Hargraves (left) and Assistant Softball Coach Heather Stillians (right).



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By Daniel Shube

Fairways and
by Daniel Shube

He travels to about 100 events per
:year logging about 100,000 miles.
-He has shot a 32 on the front nine.
"He has four hole-in-ones. He golfs
.in the company of players such as
,Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary
Player and Tiger Woods. And he is
a paraplegic without any movement
or feeling below his waist.
When his doctors told him his
promising golf career was over af-
ter a tragic golf car accident in 1974,
they were mistaken. It was just the
"beginning of a new career in golf,
as one of the most entertaining and
popular trick-shot entertainers the
game has ever seen.
* He is Dennis Walters of Jupiter,
IFla. Walters has already won the
Ben Hogan Award presented by the
* Golf Writers Association of America
to the person who made the great-
, est comeback from injury or illness.
SOther winners of this award include
former President Eisenhower, Babe
Zaharias and Patty Berg.
AWalters has won the Graffis
Award presented by The National
Golf Foundation for his contribu-
tions to golf. Others to have won this
award include Arnold Palmer and
Jack Nicklaus.
He is one of a handful of PGA
honorary lifetime members, a group
that includes former President Ger-

aid Ford, Bob Hope and Gary Play-
Now, the PGA of America has
named Dennis Walters recipient of
their 2008 PGA Distinguished Service
Award. Walters will be presented his
award at a ceremony in conjunction
with this year's PGA Championship
at Oakland Hills Country Club on
August 8 in Detroit.
Again, Walters is in fine compa-
ny. This award has been presented
to golfers such as former Presidents
Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush,
Bob Hope, Gene Sarazen, Byron
Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Patty Berg
and Jack Nicklaus.
"Dennis Walters' courage and
determination to rebound from a
life-changing tragedy is one of the re-
markable success stories in sports,"
said PGA of America President Brian

"For the past 34 years, Dennis has
demonstrated to thousands across
the country that you must never
abandon your dreams. The PGA of
America is proud to bestow the PGA
Distinguished Service Award on
Dennis Walters, a man who remains
one of our generation's great am-
bassadors of the game," continued
"I am extremely humbled by this
award, the significance being that it
comes from my peers in golf," said
Walters, who continued, "It is the
highest recognition you can receive.
I feel that one 'of my responsibilities
is to grow the game of golf. I enjoy
introducing golf to youngsters, en-
couraging them to continue and
never give up on their dreams. They
are the future of golf."

Glenn J. Sneider, LC'
Attorneys At Law




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