Okeechobee news
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Creation Date: July 16, 2008
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Foley still has
campaign money
(AP) -- Former U.S. Rep. Mark
Foley, who resigned from Con-
gress amid an Internet sex
scandal, may be out of the
game, but he's still got cam-
paign money.
According to papers filed
this week with the Federal Elec-
tion Commission, the Friends of
Mark Foley campaign remains
intact and has nearly $1.2 mil-
lion in its account.
Foley has spentseveral hun-
dred thousand dollars from the
account on legal fees. The FEC
has ruled that spending arising
from congressional duties are
generally legal, but Foley must
still return money to donors
who request refunds.
I Foley resigned, from Con-
gress in 2006 after being con-
fronted with sexually explicit
Internet communications to
male teenage pages on Capitol
Hill. He remains under investi-
gation by the FBI and Florida
law enforcement.

Astronauts take
another spacewalk
- The space station's two Rus-
sian astronauts stepped out-
side for the second time in less
than a week Tuesday, taking a
spacewalk that promised to be
tame compared to last week's
work with explosives. Although
Sergei Volkov and Oleg Konon-
enko had a lengthy to-do list,
none of the chores were nota-
bly complicated or dangerous
this time around. They quickly
installed a docking target to be
used when a new Russian mini
research module arrives next
year. But Kononenko had trou-
ble taking pictures of the target;
he couldn't aim his camera
the right way as he dangled at
the end of a 50-foot boom, his
body rotating at times.

Drought Index

Current: 292
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

10.04 feet
Last Year: 9.10 feet
ored By:

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

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Community Events.................... 4
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Obituaries.................................. 6
Opinion............................. 4
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Suspected grow house raided

Another S.W 67th
Drive home targeted
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
For the third time in as rany
months, detectives have raided
a suspected marijuana grow
house in the area of the Lazy 7
Monday, July 14, detectives
from the Okeechobee Narcotics
Task Force searched a suspected
grow house at 1637 S.W 67th

Drive, Although they found no
marijuana, a task force detective
said they did seize many items
associated with a grow house
"We were a day late and a
dollar short," said the detective.
And because no marijuana
was found, there were no ar-
"We didn't have enough
probable cause," said the detec-
tive. "There was no marijuana
and no ballasts -- all we had was
the remnants of the grow."
According to the Okeecho-

bee County Property Appraiser's
web site, the home is owned by
Yoani Abreu and Yaima Arillo.
They purchased the single-family
home for $385,000 on March 2,
The other two pot-growing
or".":-. that were shut down
bi ( force were on the
sc t. One of the homes
w S.W 67th Drive and
tP was at 644 S.W 67th

vere all within a quar-
each other," said the

The detective said the area ap-
peals to those in the marijuana
growing operation because law
enforcement doesn't have a high
profile in the area and because
it's quiet.
"It's a residential neighbor-
hood and there aren't a lot of
problems," the detective ex-
plained. "Out of sight, out of
A task force report indicates
that when detectives entered the
home Monday they found: PVC
pipe in 15-foot lengths that are
commonly used to filter water

through grow operations; tim-
ers; fluorescent lighting that is
consistent with the cultivation of
marijuana; several rolls of mylar
-- a reflective material used to
evenly reflect light; a portable
'green house' used for starter
plants; and, several 20-gallon
plant buckets.
The report goes on to state
that there were holes cut in the
bottom of all the interior walls
of the 3,212-square-foot home.
PVC pipe would fit in the holes
See House - Page 2


help fight

brush fire

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Lightning strikes were to
blame for two separate brush
fires July 11 that threatened
campers and a hunting camp
in eastern Okeechobee County,
the State Division of Forestry
Thirty acres burned in a
fire off Center Street near the
Okeechobee-St. Lucie County
line, and another acre burned.
on a Fish farm owned by Larry
Wright off Martin County grade,
Division of Forestry Supervisor
Ed Ward said.

"The fire endangered a
hunting camp, some buggies
and a couple of campers, it
took us awhile, to get there,"
Mr. Ward said.
The State Division of For-
estry plane noticed the two
blazes and called in crews
from Okeechobee and Stuart.
Okeechobee County Fire Res-
cue also sent two fire trucks to
the scene.
"It was a very thick area, like
a hammock and we brought
the helicopter in to knock down
the flames," Mr. Ward added.
See Fire - Page 2

County changes

meeting place

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Com-
missioners will soon be chang-
ing their meeting place. Within
two or three months the histor-
ic Okeechobee County Court-
house will be closed for reno-
vations which could take up to
two years.
During that time the county
commission and all county
boards will have to have a tem-
porary meeting place. County
administrator Lyndon Bonner

is working a securing a suitable
public location. There are two
locations being considered --
the jury selection room in the
judicial center and the audito-
rium at the health department.
There could be a conflict
with some trials if the jury se-
lection room is used. Also, if
commission meetings ran past
5 p.m. it would cause overtime
for the judicial center security
staff. If the jury selection room
were used the planning board
See Meetings - Page 2

OkeechoDee News/tie pnoio
Members of the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Association drove a
herd of cattle down State Road 70 in last year's celebration
fo the Day of the American Cowboy. This year's celebration is
planned for July 26.

Normally reserved for ve-
hicular traffic, State Road 70 in
Okeechobee will be the scene
of a cattle drive from Flagler
Park East to the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center on
Saturday, July 26, beginning at
10 a.m.
Spectators will see Okeecho-
bee's "Big Boss," Pete Clemons,
lead local ranchers carrying
flags as they drive some 50 head
of cattle down the three-and-a-
half mile stretch of road. The
arrival of the cattle at the Agri-

Civic Center will kick off a busy
day of activities there, including
a big Ranch Rodeo with area
ranches competing for the top
two rankings and a chance to
participate in the Florida Ranch
Rodeo in Kissimmee the first
weekend in October.
"Many area ranchers will
compete for bragging rights as
to whose team is the best," said
Matt Pearce, Cattlemen's Asso-
ciation president. "The events
are exciting, and they show the
entire community the kinds of

basic skills that keep our ranch-
es going."
Some of the real-life ranch
activities in the competition will
include ranch doctoring, bronc
riding, wild cow milking, team
branding and a stampede race.
The Ranch Rodeo will be open
to spectators without charge,
sponsored by the Okeecho-
bee Cattlemen's Association
and local merchants through
donations to help defray ex-
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Bluegrass music: Family Summer

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A Gospel Bluegrass concert was held at First iaplusi Cnurch on Sunday, July 13. The
event was part of the church's Family Summer Sunday Nights program.

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Ladies of the Quilt Ministry presented quilts to each of the children of the Real Life
Children's Ranch during a break in the bluegrass concert held at First Baptist Church
on July 13. Mark and Darlene Mayers (in the middle of the top row), are house parents
at the ranch.

Celebratory cattle drive

route to go through town
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and was used to move water
throughout the grow operation,
the report continued.
Detectives also found a square
hole cut into the bottom of the
wall just below the main electri-
cal panel where they believe elec-
trical power was diverted from
FP&L, said the task force report.
At the time of the raid, however,
the power diversion wasn't in
place, said the task force detec-

There was also another hole in
a living room wall where excess
water was drained from the air
conditioning units to the outside
of the home.
"It probably took them three to
four months to set up the house,"
said the detective. "About three to
four months after that, they were
in business."
The detective went on to indi-
cate that the home raided on July
9 and the home searched Monday
were related. There are also simi-
larities between these two homes
and the grow operation that was
shut down on April 30.

"They are all from Miami, and
all purchased the homes roughly
at the same time," said the detec-
In April, the task force and
agents from the Drug Enforce-
ment Administration (DEA) raid-
ed a home at 645 S.W. 67th Drive
and sized 166 suspected marijua-
na plants, with 95 of those plants
being actively cultivated. The
plants had an estimated street
value of $664,000.
Arrested was Miguel A. Toran-
zo, 35. He was charged with the
felonies of cultivation of marijua-
na and possession of marijuana

with intent to sell. He was also
charged with the misdemeanor
of possession of drug parapher-
Toranzo was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $180,000.
According to the property ap-
praiser's web site, Toranzo and
Maira Rivero purchased the home
in Sept. 2006.
Last Wednesday, the task force
raided a home at 644 S.W. 67th
Drive and seized items similar to
the ones found Tuesday in the
home at 1637 S.W. 67th Drive. A
task force arrest report states that

last week they also found mylar,
fluorescent lighting, 1,000-watt
bulbs, timers and electric ballasts.
The ballasts are used to distribute
power in the growing operation.
Task force detectives also
found leaves scattered about the
floors of the home. When the
leaves were field tested, they indi-
cated a positive result for the pres-
ence of marijuana. The suspected
marijuana weighed 24.4 grams,
stated an arrest report.
Arrested were Julio Landin-
Pino, 39, N.W. Flagler Terrace,
Miami, and Guidi Enrique Her-
nandez, 19, West 28th Court,

Hialeah. Both men were charged
with the felonies of possession of
marijuana with intent to sell and
possession of marijuana over 20
grams, They were also charged
with the misdemeanor of posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
Landin-Pino and Hernandez
were booked into the county jail
under a bond of $11,000 each.
Landin-Pino is the registered
owner of the single-family home.
He purchased the home Feb. 23,
2007, for $335,000, according to
the property appraiser's web site.

ire the Center Street fire and another very remote area. reported and no structures were for several miles Friday evening, "Now most of the fires are
11 buckets were used to put out Each bucket holds about 325 damaged. Two tractors from the authorities said. caused by lightning strikes. It was
Continued From Page 1 the fish farm blaze. Mr. Ward gallons of water. division of forestry were able to Mr. Ward said the recent rains an active season especially for our
said it would have been difficult Fire crews were on the scene surround the fire and knock down have helped firemen as the wild Okeechobee crews. They were
The helicopter made 29 sepa- for any equipment to access the for about four hours putting out the flames. fire season, albeit an active one, really running some fires about a
rate drops of water and foam at fish farm fire as it was located in a the blaze. There were no injuries Passersby could notice smoke has begun to die down. month ago," Mr. Ward said.

Continued From Page 1

and any other county board that
meets at night would have to find
another meeting place.
Some commissioners favor
using the auditorium at the health
department. There would be
no time limit on meetings there.

Continued From Page 1

penses. The Ranch Rodeo events
are scheduled to begin inside the
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center at
2 p.m. that afternoon.
Other activities after the Cat-
tle Drive will include an 11 a.m.
Backyard Beef BBQ contest,
Florida cowboy storytelling, whip
popping demonstrations, art by
the Cowboy Artists Association of
Florida, various children's events,
plus food, entertainment and fun
for the whole family sponsored
by Okeechobee Main Street.
The events are planned as a
part of the National Day of the
American Cowboy, proclaimed by
President George W. Bush in 2005
for the fourth Saturday in July.
Last year's event in Okeechobee

Mr. Bonner said the sound sys-
tem that is in use in the present
commission chambers could
probably be used at the health
department. There would also be
plenty of work space at the health
The city hall has been suggest-
ed as a meeting place. However,
one disadvantage is that there
could be scheduling conflicts
with city meetings, especially if

was the first such celebration east
of the Mississippi.
Okeechobee's Main Street will
coordinate the many National
Day of the American Cowboy fes-
tivities outside the arena, to help
celebrate the proud heritage of
Okeechobee's cattlemen and the
contributions made by Florida
cowboys and cowgirls to the cat-
tle industry nationwide.
"Main Street considers July 26,
as a Heritage Festival for the cattle
industry," said Toni Doyle, execu-
tive director of Main Street. "Our
cattlemen are an important part
of the history and growth of this
community. We encourage ev-
eryone to participate in the day's
For event information, contact
Okeechobee Main Street at 863-
357-6246 or okms@mainstreeto-

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Bluegrass specials
Jim Fowler was part of the entertainment at First Baptist
Church during the Bluegrass concert.

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S\oul like to lake a moment to extend sincere thanks to so many
-,ho have been supportive toward our fniailh in our time of need.
I would like to thank all the nurses & staff at Hospice of
Okeechobee Hamrick House. You all were so supportive,
kind, generous and genuinely compassionate toward our
family. You are a b essing io those who are in need of
comfort in a difficult time. I pray God Blesses each of you
for the job thatyou do each and even day. Yobu are excellent
caring people
Thank you to all who made contributions, brought food,
came by, called and visited with our family We appreciate
each and everyone and all the prayers that were said on
behalf and for the encouraging words that were spoken.
Because of those who encouraged us, we do remember that
death is not permanent and a day will come when Christ
will return to reunite all his children to him. Until then. we
are blessed to have friends and family who care so much
about us.
We thank you all and pray that God will Bless each of you.
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sion in their present chambers,
the audience can't see what the
commission sees. Hopefully this
problem can be eliminated in the
temporary location.
Mr. Bonner will be looking at
all the options and making a rec-
ommendation to the board in the
near future.

State law allows the county
commission to meet at any suit-
able public location in the county
if adequate notice is given.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.

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Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy, with numerous showers and scattered
thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. The high will be in
the upper 80s. The wind will be from the south at 5 to 10.mph. The
chance of rain is 60 percent.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunder-
storms until around midnight. The low will be in the lower 70s. The
wind will be from the southeast around 5 mph. The chance of rain
is 30 percent.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Parity cloudy, with scattered afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. The high will be in the lover 90s. The wind will be
from the south at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a chance of evening show-
ers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The wind
will be from the southeast around 5 mph. The chance of rain is 30
Friday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of evening showers
and thunderstorms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance
of rain is 40 percent.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of evening
showers and thunderstorms. The low will be in the lower 70s. The
chance of rain is 20 percent.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a chance of showers and thunder-
storms. The high will be in the lower 90s. The chance of rain is 30


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Mr. Harley Arnold is something of a local bluegrass legend.
They have been getting together and playing bluegrass at
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one of the entertainers at the Bluegrass concert held at
First Baptist Church on July 13.

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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 16, 2008

State of Florida to celebrate 500th year

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Rotarians on
Tuesday heard from Joe Crank-
shaw with the Florida Histori-
Scal Society about the upcoming
birthday of Florida and the lack of
planning throughout the state for
such a huge event.
Florida will celebrate the com-
memoration of their 500th anni-
versary of Juan Ponce de Leon's
discovery of Florida in April,
According to Mr. Crankshaw,
the Florida legislation created a
committee when Governor Bob
SGraham was in office. Legislature
formed the Discovery of Florida
SQuincentennial Commemoration
Commission for the purpose of
developing and implementing a
statewide master plan for com-
memorating the 500 year anniver-
The committee's interest died
out and now the new director of
the Florida Historical Society Ben-
jamin Brotemarkle has expressed
his willingness to take up leader-
ship of the committee. No legisla-
tive support has been shown as
of yet.
The only city in Florida that is
currently planning a celebration
is St. Augustine which is where
most believe that he first began a
settlement in Florida.
There are several disputes
where Ponce de Leon landed first,
however, with his logs stating that
he landed more towards Martin
County first and was fronted by
"unfriendly Indians" according to

his log books.
The next possibility is in the
Melbourne area. The Florida His-
torical Society is going to conduct
a court trial in the ceremonial
courtroom in the Orange County
Courthouse in Orlando.
During this trial they will have
a debate on where Ponce de
Leon landed first in Florida and a
re-enactment of the landing. They
will also strive to repeat this re-
enactment. throughout the state
in order to educate the citizens of
Florida about Florida's history.
Due to the uniqueness of
Florida, many residents are from
somewhere else that they call
"home." The Florida Histori-
cal Society is trying to educate.
citizens who have lived here for
many years about the roots of
Florida so that they too can call
Florida their home.
Why is the Spanish discov-
ery of Florida so important? Ac-
cording to Mr. Crankshaw, the
Spanish brought cattle to Florida
which has definitely played a role
in Okeechobee County. They also
brought pigs and dogs to Florida
from Spain.
This history of Florida is essen-
tial to unifying the state to make
it a functioning and effective state
where citizens are proud of where
they live. This anniversary will
also shed some more light on the
campaign to resurrect the need of
Florida History in our educational
system in Florida.
Florida History was taught in
the public school system typically
in fourth grade in the past.

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Rotarian John Burdeshaw (right) invited Joe Crankshaw (left)
from the Florida Historical Society to the weekly Rotarian lun-
cheon where he spoke of the upcoming 500th anniversary
of Ponce de Leon discovering Florida that will be in April of

This background was given
when the committee was formed
about Juan Ponce de Leon, a na-
tive of San Servos in the province
in the Kingdom of Leon.
He came to Hispaniola with
Columbus in 1493 to establish a
permanent colony. In 1508, he
traveled to Puerto Rico in search
of gold.
After learning of his exploits,
the King of Spain made him gov-
ernor of Puerto Rico.
Ponce de Leon, however, lost
his governorship to the son of
Columbus, Diego. Don Diego Co-
lumbus had prior rights to Puerto
Rico. Ponce de Leon retained all
of his property in Puerto Rico.
On Feb. 2, 1512, he received a
patent from the King of Spain to
discover and govern the island of
Bimini and its people. He could
not only establish a claim to
Bimini but to all other lands that
he might discover.
He would have ownership to
all houses and estates he estab-
lished; would receive a share of
all revenues and profits except
from royal properties; with the
exception of the royal share and
the share for his men, would own
all gold, precious metals, and
other valuable commodities; and
would receive the titles of adelan-
tado and governor of Bimini and
other lands he discovered.
In Puerto Rico, he prepared
three ships and set sail for Bimini
in March. On March 27th he sight-
ed land and reached the coast of
Florida on April 2. During the next
week, he went ashore between
Saint Augustine and the Saint
Johns River, taking possession
of the land and naming it Pascua
Before returning to Puerto
Rico, Ponce de Leon sailed to
these areas on the coast of Flor-
* Northward at least as far as
the.r~outh of the St. Johns River,
*.Southward, stopping at Cape
Canaveral and possibly Biscayne
* Southward passing down
the Florida Keys, named Los Mar-
* IN(,th up the coast to at least
Charlotte Harbor, and
* Posibly as far north as Pen-
sacola Bay.
Before Ponce de Leon could
return and govern and colonize
this area, he: was sent to the Low-
er Antilles to subdue the Carib In-
dians. He did not return to Florida
until 1521.
Mr. Crankshaw is urging Flor-,
ida citizens and leaders to come
together to plan an event that will
educate and draw .loridians to-
gether in commemoration of this

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Sby the Glades County Sheriff's Of-
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Department (SPD), the Florida
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held without bond.
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charge of aggravated battery (do-
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set at $10,000.
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can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
GSA: This is a response to the Speak Out written in the Saturday,
June 12, paper. The public is exactly where these students need to be.
This group is not teenagers flaunting their homosexuality, if it were
then it would be the "Gay Club". The Gay Straight Alliance is intended
for students both Gay and Straight to build alliances not only across
sexual orientation and gender identity lines, but also across race,
ethnicity and class lines. This club is a vital support system or "safe
zone" for enhancing the well being of youth suffering from isolation,
harassment, discrimination, and violence. The goal of the GSA is to
make their school and community safe and welcoming to all students
regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. As for your parade
comment, please do throw them a parade. It will only show to your
precious public that today's youth'is strong and capable of standing
together in times when people wish to push them back into a hole
and pretend that they never existed. I'd like to say congratulations to
these young adults for having to courage to believe in the possibility of
change it our backwoods community.
WAR: During war there is loss of life ... both military and civilian.
It's unfortunate but a true scenario. This country has fought in other
wars. This country has a history of great warriors, heroes one and all.
They have fought and kept the war away from our shores. By fighting
the battles elsewhere they have kept the vast majority of the chaos
and bloodshed away from the United States. Do you know what I
think about every time I hear people say, "Bring the troops home?"
You can't just poke a finger at the president and say it's all his fault,
and that he is wrong for keeping the soldiers over there. We can all
remember the images we saw during and after Sept.11, 2001. I don't
ever want to experience anything even close to that again but were we
to back off of the consistent vigilant watch our government and mili-
tary maintain, we could draw that conflict here to our shores and it
would sweep across this country like a pandemic. Every city and town
affected by bombs, battle and bloodshed. We would be the ones in
the streets holding what is left of our spouses and children. We would
be the refugees walking through war torn areas looking for a safe
MILITARY: We have U.S. Military presence all around the world.
We have been out there since WWI. By being out there they have
been able to keep home safe, and yes were the conflict to follow our
military back to our shores our men and women of the armed forces
would be here.to do the same thing they are doihg around the world.
The mission is working towards a peaceful existence for the area they
are in. As far as the torture of prisoners. It's war. It's not kids playing
on the playground. What our military may or may not do to get the
information they need to complete their mission is no where near
what the other side is doing. I have never seen -- or heard -- of our
military beheading a prisoner. Having seen some of the living condi-
tions where the battles are taking place the compounds where we
house the POW's may not be the Ritz Carlton but it sure looks to be
a step up from where they came from. As far as not agreeing with
the administration. I guess that's why we vote again in 4 years. Our
administration isn't like some countries ... till death, or worse yet till
they have no living family member to step in.
HEALTH CARE: Socialized health care is not an answer to all
problems. The waiting list for surgery or long term care is not anything
we want to have here. People die before they can get medical care in
allot of cases. At least here in the states it is possible to get emergency
care, even if you have to pay the bill for a long time. And if your low
enough income you can get help from the state and federal govern-
ment through Medicaid or other medical grants. Teaching hospitals
offer less expensive care as well. Remember to that even the medical
insurance people carry is sometimes about useless for what its costs.
Some only have In-patient coverage. For the most part all kids can get
covered under Florida Kids Care. It's cheap and provides good care.
Its the adults with the need for coverage. But if you're resourceful, you
can get help when you need it. Till a better system comes along. 100
years ago there wasn't so many problems with medical tare. Some
think were better off today, I am not so sure.
RODEO: Regarding the kid on the, rodeo team who is charged
with a felony and is with the group going to the national finals, how
can he leave the state while out on bond? He should not be allowed
to participate at national level. Editor's note: If someone accused of a
crime is out in bond, it is up to the judge to determine if whether or
not that person is allowed to leave the state.
ALLIGATOR: In response to the comment about the alligators, I
would not like to take my kids fishing at Nubbin, Slough and would
never let them put there feet in the water even if there were no alliga-
tors. That water is filthy from the runoff all along Taylor Creek. The
bacteria is probably a bigger danger than the alligators. And that was
never a swimming hole as far as I know. A kid goes in the water at 2
a.m. -- something is.fishing there. We hear rumors that it was a bet,
or they were drunk or someone dared him. On the TV he says he just
decided to take a swim, even though he knew the gators were there.
It makes no sense. And it makes even less sense to blame the gator for
protecting his territory.
SWIMMING: I have lived in Okeechobee for about 25 years and I
have never seen anyone swimming in the Rim Canal or the lake, un-
less they accidentally fell out of a boat. It's not a nice place to swim.
The water is very dirty. Why would you let your kids swim in that nasty
water? People go to the sports complex pool to swim or they go to
the beach.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 16
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.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechohee,
101 Fifth Ave. For information call 863-634-4780.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food will be served at
5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.
Ministerial Association meets the second Wednesday of every
month at noon at the Clock restaurant. All area ministers are invited
to attend.

Thursday, July 17
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at 863-467-8020, ot Marie at 863-357-0868.
New Beginning's meeting of Narcotics Anonymous will be
held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W Fifth Ave. It will be an open discussion meeting. For
more information call Monika Allen at 863-801-3244.
Family History Center meets from 1 until 5 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 Mim
Kapteina at 863-763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located
at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996;
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until
1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone
interested in attending is welcome. For information, call Marilyn
Rinear at 863-697-1807.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at the American Legion Post 64 501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-357-
. Take Off. Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or Hazel at 863-763-
4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Second Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at 863-357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
'Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
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.

Community Events

Support group plans yardsale
The Okeechobee Autism Support Group will hold a yard sale to
raise funds for their group on Saturday, July 19, from 8:30 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. at 2729 N.W. Fifth St. (right off Hwy 98 by Taylor Rental.)
For information or directions please call Danielle at 863-634-2095.

Summer Book Club meetings planned
Friends of the Okeechobee Book Club will meet on Thursday, July
24. The book for discussion will be "Cannery Row" by John Stein-
beck..The book for Thursday, Aug. 28, is The Book of Salt by Monique
Truong, and for Thursday, Sept. 25, it is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by
Barbara Kingsolver. For more information call Jan Fehrman 863-357-
9980. Free and open to the public.

CCC to holds monthly meeting
The Community Collab6rative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tues-
day, July 22 at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee School
Board Office. Guest speakers will be Wanda Klesper with My Aunt's
House and Mike Faulkner with Okeechobee Emergency Management.
The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Sharon Vin-
son at 863-462-5000, ext. 257.

Sons of the American Legion Steak Dinner
The Sons of the American Legion will sponsor their monthly Ribeye
steak dinner on Sunday, July 27, from 3 until 6 p.m. at the American
Legion Post 64, 501 S.E. Second St. Dinner includes, steak, baked po-
tato, salad, roll and dessert. donation of $12. The public is welcome.

Orchid Club meeting planned
The-Okeechobee Orchid Club will meet Monday, July 28, at 7 p.m.
at he Cooperative Extension Office at 458 Highway 98 N. A DVD pro-
duced by the University of Florida on orchid cultivation will be shown.
Harry Hoffner, the club president will be available for orchid consulta-
tion. For more information call the extension office at 863-763-6469.

Ladies Auxiliary Spaghetti Night
The VFW Post 10539 Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Tuesday night
spaghetti night. All you can eat spaghetti, garlic bread and salad for a
$5 donation. The dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For
more information call 863-763-2308.

Join the Red Hatters
For ladies looking for fun and meeting some new lady friends, the
Red Hat Group is looking for ladies to join who want to do things. For
information call 863-763-5836 or 863-357-1944.

Rescue available for local wildlife
Florida Wildlife Rescue Service Inc. is a non profit organization pro-
viding free rescue, pickup, and transport of sick, injured and orphaned
wildlife in the Okeechobee area. We are licensed by the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission to provide these services. If
you find a wild bird or animal in need of assistance please contact us
at 863-634-1755.

Donate cars to Boys and Girls Clubs
� Now that the price of scrap metal has sharply risen, the Boys and
Girls Car Campaign will accept most any car with no restrictions. Cars
'will be picked up anywhere in Florida, usually within a week, and are
sold at auction. To donate, call 800-246-0493. Funds obtained by the
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 16, 2008. 5


Dear Abby

Mom's reluctance to discuss sex puts daughters at risk






At the Movies
The following movies are now showing at the
Brahman Theatres III. Movie times for Friday, July
11, through Thursday, July 17, are as follows:
Theatre I - "Hancock" (PG-13) 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. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre II - "Meet Dave" (PG) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9:15 p.m.
Theatre III- "Wall-E" (G) Showtimes: Friday
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7 and 9 p.m., Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 4:30 and 7 and 9
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; children 12 and
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For information, call 863-763-7202.

"That's precisely what we are talking about,
Bob. You cannot simply play dead anytime
Vera raises a difficult issue."

DEAR ABBY: My 17-year-old
niece, "Nicki," was recently di-
agnosed with an STD. When her
mother, my sister-in-law "Cyn-
thia," found out she was hor-
rified. She had ignored several
family members -- including me
-- who had tried to warn her that
Nicki was sexually active and not
taking proper precautions.
Now Nicki's 14-year-old sister,
"Danni," has come to me because
she was afraid she was pregnant.
I took her to get a pregnancy test
done. Thank God, it was nega-
I think Danni should be tested
for STDs, and both she and Nicki
should be on birth control.
I can't get this through to my
sister-in-law. Cynthia thinks I
"don't understand" because I

DEAR AUNT: Danni obviously
trusts you, or she would not have
come to you when she thought
she was in serious trouble. It's a
shame the girls don't have a clos-
er relationship with their mother,
and that she has chosen to hide
her head in the sand rather than
confront the obvious. Because
she seems unable to talk to her
daughters about sex and the re-
sponsibilities that go with it, you
If you feel uncomfortable talk-
ing to them about this, I have a
booklet that can help you. It's
called "What Every Teen Should
Know," and it has been used by
doctors and educators to get the
message across in easy-to-under-
stand language. It also contains
sections on drugs, alcohol and

have sons, and "all I have to do is date rape.

give them condoms."
Yes, but I have also talked to
them about sex, sexually trans-
mitted diseases, pregnancy and
prevention, as well as the impor-
tance of acting responsibly.
I just want nr nieces to be
safe. Cynthia is living, in a state
of denial. How carn I protect my

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Auction in July
Butch's Redneck Yacht Club held their annual auction on
Saturday, July 5, at Butch's Fishcamp. The auction raises
money to help needy children with Christmas presents.
Last year the club provided gifts to 18 Okeechobee chil-
dren. This year, they hope to help 25 children. Seacoast
National Bank donated a tackle box filled with goodies in-
cluding a $25 savings bond which went to winner, Huey
Hughes. President of Butch's Redneck Yacht Club, Larry
Schrader, presented the prize.

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Today in History

By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, July 16,
the 198th day of 2008. There are
168 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in His-
On July 16, 1945, the United
States exploded its first experi-
mental atomic bomb, in the des-
ert of Alamogordo, N.M.
On this date:
In 1973, during the Senate Wa-
tergate hearings, former White
House aide Alexander P. Butter-
field publicly revealed the exis-
tence of President Nixon's secret
taping system.
In 1979, Saddam Hussein be-
came president of Iraq.

In 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr.,
his wife, Carolyn, and her sister,
Lauren Bessette, died when their
single-engine plane, piloted by
Kennedy, plunged into the Atlan-
tic Ocean near Martha's Vineyard,
One year ago: Declaring a
"moment of choice" in the Mid-
dle East, President Bush said he
would call Israel, the Palestin-
ians and others in the region to a
peace conference.
Today's Birthdays: Former
Attorney General Dick Thorn-
burgh is 76. Soul singer William
Bell is 69. Actor Corin Redgrave is
69. Former tennis player Marga-
ret Court is 66. Violinist Pinchas
Zukerman is 60. Actor-singer Ru-

ben Blades is 60. Rock compos-
er-musician Stewart Copeland
is 56. Dancer Mlichael Flatley is
50. Actress Phoebe Cates is 45.
Country singer Craig Morgan is
44. Actor-comedian Will Ferrell
is 41. Actress Rain Pryor is 39.
Actor Corey Feldman is 37. Rock
musician Ed Kowalczyk (Live) is
37. Rock singer Ryan McCombs
(Drowning Pool) is 34. Actress
AnnaLynne McCord is 21. Actor
Mark Indelicato ("Ugly Betty") is
Thought for Today: "The
fear of becoming a 'has been'
keeps some people from becom-
ing anything." Eric Hoffer, Ameri-
can author-philosopher (1902-


Lucile Emil
Peters Attewell
Lucile Emil Peters Attewell,
age 89, died on Saturday, July 5,
2008 in Jacksonville.
She was born in Brantly, Ala.
on Oct. 26, 1918. She was a be-
loved wife, mother, grandmother,
daughter, sister,
aunl, friend. She
had a passion or
an auid reader
Her interests
included loving
flowers, nature
and being out-
doors. Her ca- Lucile
reers were very Emil Peters
challenging and Attewell
included driving
staff cars and heavy trucks during
World War II, working at the Bilt-
more Hotel and at Food Fair gro-
cery. She was a resident of Palm
Beach County, and Okeechobee,
before moving to Jacksonville, in
1993 to be near her sons. She was
a life member of the Ladies Aux-
iliary to the Veterans of Foreign
She loved being with her fam-
ily and friends and had a gentle
soul and a loving heart. She will
be remembered for her generos-
ity and compassion for others.
She had an incredible sense of
humor. God placed her in the
paths of many to offer abundant
love, support and laughter.
SShe was preceded in death by
her beloved husband of 63 years,
Dell C. Attewell; her parents, Wal-
ter Emil Markus Peters and Mary
Susan Cantline Peters; her sister,
Monie B Faith Powell and brother,
Mallard Mason and grandson,
Philip, Jr.
She is survived by her two sons,
Philip D. Attewell and William H.
Attewell (Sandy); her grandchil-
dren, great-grandchildren, great-
great grandchildren and brothers,
Elmer R. Peters, Walter Allen Pe-
ters and Carl Peters.
Memorial services will be held
at Bass Funeral Home, 205 NE
Second Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972 on Saturday, July 19, at 2
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral - Home and Crematory.
205 N.E. Second Street, Okeecho-

Linda Cletzer
Linda Cletzer, age 82, of
Okeechobee, died Monday,
July 14, 2008 at the Hospice of
Okeechobee Hamrick House.
Born onAug. 18,1925 in Hunts-
ville, Texas to Leonard and Willie
Bell Countryman. She has been a
35 year resident of Okeechobee.
She enjoyed gardening, ceramics
and cooking.
Mrs. Cletzer is -preceded in
death by her husband Raymond
She is survived by three sons,
Kenneth Cletzer (Carole) of
Tampa, Warren (Angela) Cletzer
of Sebastian, and David (Diane)

Cletzer of Okeechobee. Also
surviving are three daughters,
Donna (John) Stevens, Carol
McDeavitt and Betty (Lloyd) Latty
all of. Okeechobee. In addition,
she is survived by one sister;
11 grandchildren and 15 great-

There will be no visiting hours
or services.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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Stock up your pantry to prepare for emergencies

Natural disaster can strike at
anytime. Hurricanes, floods and
pther emergencies put people in
distress and need. Having a plan
j'an help eliminate some of that,
especially if you've got the food
and water part covered.
No electricity means no cook-
ing on the stovetop unless you
have a gas range. Having a pro-
pane gas grill outside can help fill
that void -- mine even has a cou-
ple of burners on it. Stash an extra
can of propane in the garage and
you're set for a little while anyway.
Camping stoves work too.
SHere's my emergency pantry
for my own household:
Water. 1 gallon per day per
person in your household for

drinking and hygiene purposes.
Nuts. A terrific snack that will
offer a good mixture of protein,
fiber and healthy fats.
Dried Fruits. Another healthy,
nutrient dense food for quick en-
Canned Stuff. I have all kinds
of beans -- black, pinto, garbanzo,
white beans and baked beans,
too. Canned tuna, salmon, chick-
en and beef stew. Canned fruits,
An extra manual can opener.
Granola Bars/Meal Replace-
ment Bars. Good, concentrated
Dried Milk. No explanation
Dry Cereals. Just add milk (the

The Dinner

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reconstituted dry kind).
Beef Jerky. A favorite of my
teenagers, it's also an emergency
pantry staple.
Remember to rotate your food
and keep the oldest in front to be
used first. If you see something
ready to expire, use it up in a non-
emergency situation and remem-

ber to add that item to the shop-
ping list. This way, you'll always
have fresh supplies. That goes for
the water, too.
Last year, we created an emer-
gency menu to help people stock
their pantries with food they
could make into meals. Here is
a recipe from our first 911 Emer-
gency Menu:

Linguini with
clam sauce
Serve 4-6
8 ounces linguini, uncooked
2-3 (6-ounce) cans minced
clams, undrained
1 (14.5-ounce) can low sodi-
um chicken broth (or use equiva-

lent chicken bouillon)
2-3 tablespoons butter (or 2-3
tablespoons olive oil)
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 small onion, chopped
(equals about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons flour
1/8 teaspoon dried.thyme
Dash of Tabasco sauce
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
(or.use 1 tablespoon dried pars-
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
CONDIMENT: Grated Parme-
san cheese
Prepare pasta according to
package directions. Drain. While
pasta is cooking, drain the juice
from the canned clams into 2 cup

measure then add enough chick-
en broth to make 2 cups liquid. In
skillet, melt butter over medium-
high heat and saut6 the onion and
pressed garlic. Stir in flour. Cook
on low for about 1 minute, stir-
ring constantly. Gradually stir in
chicken broth, thyme and Tabas-
co sauce. Bring to a boil and sim-
mer 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in clams,
parsley and lemon juice and heat
through. Add salt and pepper to
taste. Serve over hot linguini and
top each portion with as much
cheese to your liking.
For more help putting dinner on
your table check out Leanne's Web
site www.SavingDinner.com or her
"Saving Dinner Book" series (Bal-
lantine) and her New York Times
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Church News in Brief

Victory Baptist
Church hosts VBS
Victory Baptist Church host
their vacation bible school from
July 20 through the 25 from 9
a.m. to 12 p.m. at 500 S.W. Ninth
Street. The themed, "Friendship
Trek, Jesus our forever friend",
VBS will be where kids will dis-
cover good news about Jesus at
every camp site. They will meet
new friends at Frienship Summit,
play fun Survivor games, experi-
ence Buddy Porcupine's Bible
Challenge, enjoy delicious back-
pack snacks, listen to campfire
bible stories, create wilderness
crafts, and much much more. All
while learning about their forever
friend, Jesus Christ. For more in-
formation call Joy Jarriel at 863-

Christian Mental
health support group
Do you suffer with depression,
anxiety or other mental illness?
The Christian Mental Health Sup-
port group meets on the second
and fourth Thursday of the month
at 6 p.m. on Martin County Grade.
Call 772-597-0463 for information.

Family members are welcome.

VBS every Sunday
Vacation Bible School every
Sunday? Yes! This summer chil-
dren in the community are invited
to attend at 9 a.m. on Sunday
mornings, a Sunday School like
no other! At First United Methodist
Church, children will be going on
a "Son Safari" each week through
July 20, learning all about God's
truths from the natural world. Do
you know why pineapples are
prickly? Have any idea why the
eagle can soar higher than any
other bird? Each Sunday morning
we will have a different learning
station: from cooking to crafts;
from games to puppetry. To reg-
ister call Nancy Vaughan at the
church office, 863-763-4021.

Bible Study at
Believers Fellowship
Bible Study at Believers Fel-
lowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth
Ave., Wednesday evenings from
7 to 8 p.m. Pastor Nich Hopkins
presents informative and in depth
Bible studies in a casual and
friendly atmosphere. Everyone is

invited to attend. Coffee and des-
serts are served.

Church service
has summer hours .
The Okeechobee Methodist
Church has changed their wor-
ship service and Sundy School
times for the summer months.
There will be one worship service
on Sunday at 10 a.m., and Sunday
School at 9 a.m.

Church van offers
Treasure Island Baptist Church
youth van runs through Treasure
Island and surrounding areas.
Programs are available for stu-


dents in grades first through sixth
and in grades seventh through
12th. Programs are from 6:30-8
p.m. Wednesday nights. The
church van will pick children up
and take them home. For more
information, call 863-801-4307.

Ballroom dancing
in Okeechobee
A group class in ballroom danc-
ing is being offered in Okeecho-
bee at Church of Our Saviour Par-
rish Hall, 200 N.W. Third Street oh
Saturday afternoons at 4 p.m. The
cost for the hour lesson is $10.
Private instructions are also
available. Come and enjoy the fun
with or without a partner.
For more information call 772-


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Fort Drum Church has
fellowship activities
The Fort Drum Community
Church will hold a men's fellow-
ship breakfast at Ruck's Pit every
other Saturday starting at 6:30
a.m., and a women's fellowship
every other Monday starting at
6:30 a.m. For information or if
you need transportation to and
from these activities, call 863-467-

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at

BIG LAKE HOSPICE has been a wonderful
choice for my mother and us. Mother is
able to continue living at home with the
care she needs. They have done'more
than care for her, they have shown love
and compassion for our whole family.
Big Lake Hospice is not just about dying-
it is more about living and coping with a
terminal illness of someone you love.
-JuDeane Garretr
Daughter of Mary Helen

H 0 S P I C E
You Hometown Choice

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H =7 When You Need A Service, Call A Professional!

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Serving the entire lake
area for nearly

"Our Focus Is To Make You Comfortable"

St. Lic. CAC029420


CALL 863-763-3134
or email


CALL 863-763-3134
or email

SGutters Plus,
Since 2000 * Licensed and Insured
It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark!
Prepare now and let us help.
Hurricane Protection
Seamless Raingutter
Screen Rooms and Enclosures
Call today for your free estimate
(863) 634-3159
Lic. #OCSL2783-01

* Carpet Cleaning * Tile & Grout
* Upholstery � Office Cleanings
* Construction Clean-ups
"It's not clean
until it's EXTREME CLEAN!
(863) 801-3716
License #2409

Air Conditioning r Refrigeration
Serving the Lake Areafor 40 Years!
208 SW5"' Ave. * Okeechobee
CAC042747 * CAC014022* CAC057129


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or email

* kitchen & Bath Renovationir
*- C ddi Te i d
* Top Ot Th Lmn 'Wood Cabineti


24 toll free

-* pull Service&
Cuts Styles Perms Color
(Area salons prices)
Call for Appt. Karen


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or email

Newman Air
Conditioning, Inc.
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
* Mobile Home Air Conditioning
207 N.E. Park Street
Behind CVS
763-7073 CAC013262

Auto Accidents
Social Security
212 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-5800


Flight Training in Okeechobee
Local Sightseeing
Discovery Flight $99

Residential and Commercial
Sales, Service and New
24 Hour Emergency Service.
2232 NW 32nd Dr.
License #CFCO 22585

Need Help To Quit Smoking? I
Let Us Help You Today!
Nicotine Patch, Gum & Lozenges At
No Cost To You!
Qtil Smoking Now lasses
When: Every Tuesday
Where: Okee County Public Library
Tmne: 5:30 pm -6:30pm
Phone: (863) 462-5781

CACO 23499

AirConditioning & Refigeration

* We Service All Brands
* 1 yr guarantee on repl. parts
* 24/7 Emergency Service
* FREE estimates
SSenior citizen discount
312 S.W. 2nd St.

HAIR 911
If You Can't'
Grow It
I will INFUSE it!
I will SEW it!
I will BOND it!
i ...... Thin, I will FILL it!
SBaldSpot, I will COVER it!
And No One Will
Barbara Gonzalez Know It
SO.CAP USA 863-i 70
Hair Extensions 83-357-1270
Certified Specialist 143 N.W. 36th Street
ServingMyHometown Inside Evie's Salon

We do ALL Flooring!
NO Job Too Big or Small
863) 801-392
License #2392

Debbie Davies
RealtorRi CRS
* State Lic. Interior Designer
* Real Estate Sales & Rentals
* Interior Design Consultation

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or email

Air Conditioning of Okeechobee, Inc.
We service all makes and models.
Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
Residential * Commercial * Mobile Home
2307 Hwy 441 SE - Okeechobee
License # RA0066862


CALL 863-763-3134
or email


CALL 863-763-3134
or e-mail


104 NW 7th Ave.
cornerofRs R,,o we
&NW 71h s A,e A
Bobby Tucker, Lic. RE Broker
Websi e: www.tucker-group.com

Karns Tractor,.
* Bushog Mowing
* Overgrown Lots, Fields &
SFill Dirt & Shell Grading
* Tree Trimming & Removal
* Absentee Owner Mowing
* Workman's Comp. Exemption
152 SE 60th Ave. * Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)
License # 457


CALL 863-763-3134
or email

Keith Norrs
(863) 318-7216
- (772) 3594629 cll

Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S

Vicki Anderson


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Reasonable Price * Quality Work
Dependable Service *
Tree Trimming, Removal and
Stump Grinding
24 Hour Emergency Service
Dangerous Tree Removal is Our Speciality
Bobcat Work and Property Maintenance
Licensed & Insured * Free Estimates
Call (863) 763-5407
License #1809

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God loves you
Abundant Blessings Church helps in spreading the mes-
sage that God loves each and everyone of us.

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

BHR Church holds
A.A. meetings
Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, holds open
meetings for Alcoholics Anony-
mous on Monday nights from 7 to
8 p.m. for substance abuse.
They also have Al-Anon meet-
ings on Monday nights from 7
until 8 p.m. to help family and
friends of alcoholics.




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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
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

Upcoming Consignment
Equipment & Machinery Auction
July 19th 9 am
Don't miss this auction at the
lee Civic Center N. Ft Myers
Take SR 80 lo Hiy131 in Ft
MyeTr Shores, turn right and
cross the bridge, take Huy 78
one fort of a mile to the Civic
Center on the nigbt
We will take cash, check with a
bank letter of guarantee, MC,
Visa, Discover & Debit Card
12% Buyer premium with
2% discount for cash'or
approved check. Check our
website for terms & conditions
(239) 936-4121
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MIX - 7/3 just North of She-
nanigan's, blonde, male,
w/collar. (863)697-1304
Pit Bull- light in color, found in
SW section, black collar,
male, call to identify

DOGS (2) - Yellow lab mix,
male, Border Collie mix, fe-
male. REWARD!!

Free Dogs to good home,
mixed breeds, 1 blk lab, 1
lab/shepherd. 239-995-7637
bet. 8am-6pm

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Reg., 1 1/2 yrs old, good
w/kids, Moving needs good
home (863)467-1552 after 6
KITTENS - Free to good
homes only. (863)357-6320
pickbp truck load, 3 gallon &
up, ' good shape

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

Must.have CDL Class A Lie,
with a clean record. Must
have exp. w/equipment. Bi-
lingual a plus. Please call
(863)634-3300 DFWP/EOE


Mechanic First Class for
a Sugar Mill Factory
Pahokee FL. Exp in
turbines, repairing
pumps, good
troubleshooting skills,
willing to Work shifts.
$20.10/hr, good benefits.
Send resume: Osceola
Farms Company
PO Box 676
Pahokee, FL 33476
ATTN: HR Department

Praxair, A World Leader
Industrial Gases is now
hiring for various positions
in our fill plant facility.
Exc. healthcare benefits,
401K retirement
& profit sharing (paid
quarterly), must be able to
pass background check.
Please apply online at
2534 NW 16th Blvd., Okee.
No phone calls please.
Seeking Clerical Help for
Okeechobee location. Good
working conditions. Will train.
Fax resume to (863)453-6138
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helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people

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or fax to
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owned company,
competitive salary,
benefits. E.O.E

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neighbor's garage,
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with CDL Welcome - excel-
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435


License # 5698
& Pressure Washing
License #1126
or (863)261-6425


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readers are more popular

The most important
20 minutes of your day
is thetie spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


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. Lnens S 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

Black/White Photo- John F
Kennedy in a limo on a mili-
tary base, 5x7, framed, $500
(863)697-8003 leave msg

Appliances For Sale, Like new,
stove, washer & dryer, $300
for all, or will separate
DRYER - Electric. $150
DRYER - Roper clothes dryer.
$100 (863)885-1161
DRYEf - Whirlpool, heavy du-
ty, $50. (239)362-6443
DRYER, ESTATE - 5 speed,
great condition, $50. Call
George Foreman family sized
counter top grill, like new, in-
cludes drip trays & cook
book, $30 (863)763-7609
ICE MAKER - Kitchen Aide,
Stand Alone. Like new! 6
mo. old. White. Paid $1300,
Asking $700 (863)697-1193
STOVE - GE White electric
stove in excellent condition.
$150. (863)517-0244
good cond., $200 for set.
will sell sep. (863)675-1664
or (352)-636-1983

pool, commercial grade, su-
per capacity, $400.

METAL SHED - 4 1/2 x 6.
$100 (863)763-8761
MOWER - Rally mod. CT
1238, engine/trans good.
Needs deck. $100.


NEXT INCREASE!" 20x30x12
$4900. 25x40x14 $7900.
30x50x14 $9085. 35x56x16
$13,200. 40x60x16
$16,900. - 50x140x19
$47,600. 60x100x18
$37,000. Pioneer since
SHED - 12x24, buyer must
move, $2900
SHED - 6 month old, 10x16.
Roll Up Door & Side Door.
$2900 Buyer must move.

CULVERT - for driveway, ap-
prox 20" diameter x 22ft
long,good condition, asking
$150 (863)697-2032
new 5 Base, 7 Wall. Light
Maple? $350/neg.

BABY ITEMS - Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, security gate
& walker, $150 will. sell sep.
brand - excellent condition
have manuals black & gray
$80. (863)467-1897
CRIB SET - Cowboy & Cowgirl
w/Mobile. Like new. $40
Portable crib, bedside play
pen/crib, jumperoo, ocean
wonders swing, $180 for all
will separate (561)601-0078

WHITE CRIB & chest, high-
chair, stroller, baby seat,
youth car.seat, etc. $225.
863-763-0141 aftet 6pm

LENNOX, Starlight dinnerware
complete, svc. for 8, serving
bowls, platters, perf. cond.
$1800. 863-467-7718

Michael Jordan BB card set
$4975 (863)763-7852

asking $5000 or best offer
(863)697-2054 after 6pm

COMPUTER - Win 98, monitor,
keyboard, mouse, scanner,
brand new computer desk.
$100 (863)467-2489
Lexmark 231 Color Jetprinter
and Astra 00rP Scanner
$20 takes both, Call for de-
tails (863)467-8681
Pro, CD burner complete
system $75 (863)517-2782

large, ebony black, mirrored
front, very classy, $150 or
best offe (863)234-1435
BABY CRIB - OMPUhite aby crib
and diaper changer, in excel-
lent condition. $100.

BD - King size, good condi-
fronts of storage, $500 or
best offer. (863)234-1435

CAPT. BED - 6 drawers un-
der,bookcase headboard &
footboard w/mattress. Heavy
pine $50 (863)674-0098
CAPTAINS BED - with 6 draw-
ers and bookshelf buit in.
Mattress included $45.
(863)801-1551 ___

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A T E Th7 e Parenting
CASTLE Professionals
Support our fight for the prevention of child abuse
Call (863) 467-7771

Health Foods

Vitamins, Minerals

Nature's Pantry
417 W S Park St * (863) 467-1243

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$35. (863)824-8703
w/pale pink floral design, rat-
tan, w/coffee & end tables,
$200. (863)467-7659
new, palm tree design, pd
$1600, will sell for $600.
Country'Oak Dining Room Set-
round or oblong, 6 chairs &
china cabinet, excellent con-
dition $500 (863)763-0416
DESK - 24" W x 96" L, drawer
on left, unit for keyboard,
blonde in color. $85
round, wooden, asking $50
Oak/wrought iron table, 4
chairs matching hutch/wine
rack. $800. (863)357-1388
Square w/Black Legs. In-
cludes 3 Green upholstered.
Chairs. $100 (863)612-0647
DR SET w/ China Cab - Table
6 chairs.Honey oak. Good
cond. $400/or best offer.
DRESSER - 2 large drawers &
2 small drawers, $75 or best
offer. (863)357-3633
ELECTRIC BED - Hospital bed
w/no rails, used for only 2
months. $400
END TABLES (4), Coffee Table
& (3) Lamps. $60 for all, will
sep. (863)447-0552
Entertainment Center - 7 ft by
12 ft. pickle wood grain mica
w/ panel doors. Exc. Cond.
$120 Call 863-634-4202
Solid Oak. Excellent condi-
tion. Several storage compo-
nents. $300 (863)885-1161
upright, asking $50
Futon Mattress- blue plaid,
clean, good condition
$50 neg. (863)763-7609
KING SIZE BED- beautiful, with
linens, $300 or best offer
ing single leather chair, mod-
ern style, dusty rose, great
cond. $300 (863)675-4098

Lamps $17,100 Barstools
$39 up, 50 Desks $97 up,
3Pc Dropleaf Dinette $197,
50 Table and 4 Chairs $397
up, 200 Recliners $297 up,
50 2pc Sofa & Loveseat
- sets $687 up, 50 TV Ent.
Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed set $297 up, 50
4Pc Bedroom sets $387 up,
3Pc Livingroom tables
$97up, 100 headboards
$79 up.

OFFICE DESK - 48" W x 32" L,
2 drawers, small flt pencil
drawer, blonde color, very
solid. $85 (239)980-1737
RECLINERS (2) Brown &
Loveseat, Tan. $300 takes
all. (863)675-6685

SECTIONAL - 4PC, with dual
recliners, $100
sleeper sect. w/ recliners.
Good cond. $100/or best
offer. (863)634-8820
Sleeper sofa in good condi-
tion. Will Separate. $200/or
best offer. (863)801-5159
SOFA - Leather, Tan. Good
condition. $100
SOFA SLEEPERS (2) Excellent
shape. $100 for both, will
sep. (863)447-0552
TABLE - 42" glass top Rattan
pedestal table w/4 cain back
chairs, excellent condition.
$50 (863)697-1347
TABLE & CHAIRS - 3 chairs, 2
china cabinets, white w/gold
trim. All for $150
TV STAND & dresser with mir-
ror, $85/will separate. Call

Will Trade - 24" Bull Barrel
never fired 2x10 Scope
$2000/neg. (772)461-8822
RIFLE - Model 995 High Point,
9 mm, comes w/scope
mounts. $175

Do you Experience Anxiety?
There are answers, in this
book. Buy and read Self
Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard.
Price $15.00. Hubbard Dia-
netics Foundation
(813)872-0722 - , E-mail
CHINE - Good working con-
dition. $150 (863)673-0980
TREADMILL- Sears Best with
incline, barely used, paid
$1200, asking $300 or best
offer (239)246-9030
WEIGHT BENCH - Sears Weld-
er, excellent condition,
weights included. $100

CHANDELIAR - 2-chandeliers
look new $50.

new condition. $35
WHEEL CHAIR - Practically
brand new. Asking $100

Complete toilet- almond color
$75 or best offer
COMPOSTER - Twin barrel on
stand, slightly used. $275
(863)467-1891 Iv msg
w/rtrn number
COW HIDE, Hereford. $100
Kayak- Red, used once, excel-
lent condition, 11' 6", sit in,
$300 firm (863)801-1478
$3,500 CALL 863-357-6642
ANYTIME. $3500/firm.
TELESCOPE - large with stand
$100 or best offer.

DRUM SET - 5 pc Groove Per-
cussion. Asking $500

22.5 x 41", tan, hand painted
roses, 2 shelves $10

CHIHUAHUA - 6 months old,
all shots, ckc registration.
$100. (863)532-1029
COCKATIEL - Homebred, ask-
ing $25 (863)634-8863
DOG BOX - Double door, dia-
mond plate top and plywood
bottom, $400. Call
(863) 467-7197
DOG PEN - 12x12x7, $50
Okee-Red/Blue Heeler Mix
puppies- 3 females, 1 male,
4 weeks old, ready to go in 2
weeks $250 (863)697-1565

LAR COMBO - Brand new in
box. $75 or best offer.

GARDEN BATH Tub - This is a
drop in type bath tub. It's
white and in good condition.
$200. (863)763-5994

SLICER - By Globe, asking
$150 or best offer

Regulation and 1 Kids, ask-
ing $250 for both
(561)909-7367 .
POOL TABLE - Full Size. Good
condition. You move. $300
or best offer. (239)707-3534
Model like new hardly used
$500/or best offer.
TREE STAND - Summit XPod,
new, never assembled, has
safety harness. $100

TELEVISION - 42" Wide format
HDTV Viewsonic NA4251W
$800. (863)357-1388
TV, SONY - 27", with stand.
Paid $700 in 2000, selling
for $150. Call 863-467-7139

COKE ZERO (2) - Daytona, 2
days, 7/4 & 7/5, Roberts
Tower. $300 (863)697-3556
days, 7/4 & 7/5, front
stretch, rows 39 & 40. $600
willsell sep (863)261-6849

30 GAL 13hp air compressor
new must see - Ingersall-
rand tank honda motor. Cell
only available before twelve
midday. S2500/neg.
7 1/2 hp, 2 cyl, 10 gal tank.
$350 (863)699-2971

Reading the newspaper

is a recipe for success.

Newspapers are a feast for your mind and your eyes. Whether it's
world news, entertainment, sports, or food and leisure, there's
always plenty of information to sink your teeth into. So order up
a newspaper and.fill your hunger for knowledge. Bon appetit!

It all starts with newspapers.
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tendable pole type. Gas
Powered. Runs good. $250
CRAFTSMAN 10" Radial Arm
Saw - Like new 10" Radial
Arm saw with extras.
$125/firm. (863)467-8823
33 gal just like new with air
tool kit $300/or best offer.
FUEL TANK - 1000 gallon, no
leaks, good condition, $750.
Call 941-320-4600
Electric start, 7,550 rated
watts, 13,500 surge watts,
15HRP $850. 863-467-7187
new. $60 (863)467-7589
set/tool box, NIB 26" metal
tlbx, 100 pc set. $375
(863)467-1891 Iv msg
tig and mig set up - trail-
blazer 250 good cond,
spectrum 375 like new used
4 times mig gun for trail-
blazer.hf251d-1 high frek-
box and coolmate 3 for do-
ing all your tig work. all
work great. S4700/or best
offer. (863)581-0019

best offer (863)357-0406

VACUUM BAGS - Oreck, 15
Large, 14 Small & 3 belts.
Retail $75, Asking $30

32 MOVIES + More - Sharp
Hi-Fi Stereo 4 Head VCR 3
years old $50.

DVD MOVIES (4) - New, Fac-
tory sealed. $10
S(863)675-3032 after 1pm


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 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

HARNESS - Standard size
Pleasure Driving, never used,
brown leather. $225 or best
offer (863)675-4098 LaBelle
HORSE TRAILER for 2 horses,
$600. Call 863-674-1355
elded shots not broke
650/or best offer.
old green broke very gentle
and sweet S500.
(863) 675-58 72
SADDLE - 14%" Bob Mar-
shall, Treeless, Barrel, Floral
pattern, With silver. Asking
$1250 (863)697-6470
rj ., dual axle, $1,100. Call


Straight load, good cond,
used for high school & col-
lege. $3500 (863)467-0109


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

Nice New CBS
1/1, $750 & 2/1, $850
1st, last, sec. & util.,
1br/1ba, Furnished. $650/mo,
1st. last & sec. For Details.

When doing those chores
Is doing you In, it's time
to look for a helper In
the classlleds.

2/2-W&D-Lg. screened patio
2 util. rooms. $850 mo., 1st
last & sec. (863)634-3313

3/2 home on 4 acres, all tile,
washer/dryer, 'horses ok, 5151
SE 128th Ave., $950/mo, 1st,
last & sec., (561)756-3724.
3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext.
1 Car garage. All titled.
$1100 mo. Lawrence Assoc.
INDIAN TOWN - 3/br 2/ba
on 10 acres w/ pond, Hors-
es and Pets welcome. $1350
month, 1st and last, Call
(772)260-3068 Anytime
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
BA. Terms negotiable.
Please call (863)946-1626
plex, W/D hookup, central
a/c & heat. $775 mo. +
$500 sec. (863)763-4414
OKEE. - 2br/1ba, unfurnished
duplex. $550/mo + $550
dep. 3624 SE 35th Ave.
OKEE- 2br, lba, on 2 city lots
w/ oak trees. $750 mo.
+Sec. Dep. 920 NW 4th St.
Call (561)762-7660
OKEECHOBEE - 4 mi East on
Hwy 70. 2br, iba, W/D
hookup, $750/mo, NO Pets,
RANCH SETTING - 2 Bdrm., 1
Ba. Available now! Very
clean, no pets. $525 mo. +
sec. (863)467-1717
Rent to Own - 4/2
$1000 mo. new, ready now.
863-599-0156 or

Business Places -
. 46' Cut Hyldro Drive [Iw . Commercial
belt/blades. $350/rieg. Property - Sale 1010
(863)801-1683 Condos/
Townhouses - Salel1015
TILLER, NEW - $150. Houses - Sale 1025
(863)763-5039 Hunting Property 1030 .
EATER - both work great, Property - Sale 1035
$50 for both or will,sell sep- Land - Sale 1040
arate (863)675-8937 Lots - Sale 1045
Open House 1050
JOHN DEERE - Mod 935, 3 cyl Out of State -
diesel, 5' front mower, runs Property - Sale 1055
good. $3000 or best offer Property Inspection1060
(863)697-9704 Real Estate Wanted 1065
LAWN MOWER - John Deere - Resort Property -
21" 3-speed, self-propelled, Sale 1070
mulching mower w/optional Warehouse Space 1075
bag. $100. (239)826-8469 Waterfront Property 1080

MOWER - 26 HP Diesel Deutz-
Allis with 7 foot King Kutter
finish mower $4000.
Fuchsia Color. Excellent.
cond. Pd $1200, Now $650
(863)467-2112 or 447-1571
fast. Trophy winner. Extra
mowers/eng's/parts. $2800
neg, will sep. 239-218-5917
RIDING MOWER - Scag, 52"
Cut, Zero Turn. $3000
(863)517-2077 (LaBelle)
chine, Like new. 14 months
old. 38" cut. $600
32" & 28", both are in good
condition, $500 for both or
sell sep (239)324-1012
SRS '04, 38 pop up, heavy
duty spray body. $125
WEEDEATER - Battery, new.
$60 (863)467-7589
YARD TRAILER, Huskee - 10
cu. ft., $75. Call

BA, 1 Car Garage. $125,000
Lawrence Associates

131+/- Acres of property in
Worth County, GA. Mix of
woods and open land...
$2000 per acre. Owner Fi-
nancing Available. Norris
Bishop Realty, LLC
How about TENNESSEE? For a
list of available lake & moun-
tain homes & properties call
Lakeside Realty toll free @
(888)291-5253 or visit
$24,900 Clarks Hill Lake on
GA/SC Border. Excellent fi-
nancing available. Call To-
day! (877)426-2326 x 4352.
with great view, very private,
big trees, waterfalls & large
public lake nearby, $49,500
call now (866)789-8535.

or 2-1/2 "Football Field"
Sized Lots! $0 Down. $0 In-
terest. $159-$208 per
month! Money Back Guaran-
tee! (877)466-2104 or
North Georgia Mountain Prop-
erties Visit: www.AS-
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sClub.com, or www.Tranqui-

Mobile Homes


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

2br/1ba furnished, all utilities
incl., washer/dryer, screened
room, on water, new dock
$800 mo. (863)763-9626
A GREAT DEAL - in BHR, dbl
wides, 2/2, $500/mo., 3/2's
$600/mo. No Pets, Leases
+ Sec (863)763-4031
FT. DRUM - Just set up! Beau-
tiful D/W on 5ac. Ft Drum
creek/pond in back $1500 dep
req'd $800 mo. 772-464-9226
MH - 1BR/1BA, all util, fur-
nished $650 mo. + $200
sec. dep. 828 Hwy. 441 SE.
1BR/1BA - Nice Area
1st; Last & Security
$650 mo.
OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 2br/lba,
$450/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. In town. No pets. Call
2 & 3 Bedrooms
Immediate Occupancy
As Low as $1,000 Down
$535 mo.
2 BA, 1 Car garage. Lake
access on canal. $80'0 mo.
+ $800 sec. 561-441-2668
Lake access, quiet area. No
pets. $650/mo., 1st, last &
sec. dep. (561)743-4331
2br, 2ba, Lake access, nice
lot, $800/mo or purchase
$60,000. (954)610-5345

Mobile Home Angels
Wauchula office inventory
clearance. All 2008 homes
must go. New 2009 models
arriving soon 863-773-2007
LOWEST PRICE on mobile
homes in Florida. We take
trades, no down payment
deal with your lot equity.
Easy financing call. today
MOBILE HOME inventory sale;
all inventories must,go. Low
down payment & low month-
ly payment. 863-773-2007
2009 3BR/2BA Doublewide
$43,200- Set-up & A/C
2009 4BR/2BA
$50,900- Set-up & A/C
Easy Financing
NEW 3br/2ba DW $44,900
incl setup & a/c. Easy fi-
nancing. No money down
with trade-in (863)675-8888
NO MONEY down if you own
your lot/ Easy financing, low
monthly payments. 3 & 4
bedroom homes 773-2007
REPO Zone 11 2002 DW, mint
condition w/fireplace, tape &
textured. Setup & a/c incl
$41,900 (863) 675-8888
3BR/2BA Doublewide
$695 mo. Easy Financing
USED, 3 bed 2 ba wind zone 3
your lot or ours. Fireplace,
tape, textured walls. Very low
payment, easy credit. Apply
now 863-773-2007


Boats 3005
Campers./RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

- I g

BASS BOAT, 2000, 283 Stra-
tus Vindicator w/175 hp John-
son. Tournament Rigged.
$6,000 or best offer
Continental Air Boat parts-
0520, set of headers, wood
prop, other miscellaneous
items $900 (863)261-5826

W/trailer, New Floor,new
starterAlternator, Batteries
and More Boat has less then
350 Hours. $4500/neg.
Continental Air Boat parts-
0520, set of headers, wood
prop, other miscellaneous
items $900 (863)261-5826
Hard Top Cuddy- 23 ft., Mer-
cruiser, dive platform, tan-
dem axel trailer, GPS $6000
Minn Kota Bass Boat- 2'man,
9.4', 2 HP outboard trolling
motor, very nice, new. seats
$875 (863)467-0506
1965 - '99 15HP Suzuki OB,
troll motor, Gal.trailer.Big,
deep, good condition. $795.
PONTOON BOAT - 20', 50hp
engine make "force", runs
great, with trailer. $2500
RIVER BOAT - Richard Colvin
built, 37', perfect live aboard.
$5000 (239)823-2587 or
SAIL BOATS - (2) SunFish,
good condition, with trailer,
900 for all or will sell separ-
ate (863)763-8642
SAILBOAT - Irwin 37', 4' draft,
new shaft/prop, needs work,
hull awl griped. $5000
ULTRA INBOARD 1973 - 24 ft
Needs new motor has trailer
$1000/or best offer.

OKEECHOBEE - 38' RV w/lrg
FL room, many improve-
ments, in RV park. $4999
17 ft. Air Awning Fridge
Screen Room New Tires
Excellent Vinyl $2000.

Motorcycle, 360cc, 1974,
3000 miles, like new, $2500
HONDA CB750 FOUR '77 -
Lots of new parts, asking
$700 or best offer
KAWASAKI KX125 '00 - new
motor, chain, sprockets,
tires, clutch, $1800 or best
offer (863)634-6966
YAMAHA VIRAGO 750, 1995 -
New tires, saddlebags,
$1,800. Call 863-763-3599

GO-CART Select - Adult size,.
runs good,with roll cage,
needs tires $400.
HONDA 450 FOREMAN 2003 -
27" ITP wheel and tire kit,
winch 78 hours. $2500.
250R, been in storage less
than 10 hrs., mint cond.,
$2500 neg. (863)697-8056
POLARIS 500 2006 - od green
4x4 cargo box $4800/or
best offer. (239)222-5710
2004 - Yamaha 4-wheeler,
250cc 2x2, BearTracker
less than 200 miles. Excel-
lent condition. Call anytime
at 870-820-1563. $2500.

Hi-Lo, new carpet, int. re-
modeled, ext. good shape,
$2000 neg. (863)763-8289


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

1992 Cadillac Brougham,
white, good condition, runs
good, good tires, very clean
3500 (863)763-6520
1992 Cadillac Brougham,
white, good condition, runs
good, good tires, very clean
3500 (863)763-6520
1999 Ford F350 Power Stroke
Diesel, 77,000 miles, very
nice, 5 speed, air, 12' flat
bed $7500 (812)989-3022
2000 Chevy Silverado 1 ton- 4
door, long bed, clean, good
shape $4000
(863)447-2276 Anytime

2000 Ford Explorer, power
windows, power locks, stan-
dard transmission, cold A/C,
$1,650 neg. (863)763-0859
2004 Suzuki Frenza, 62,000
miles, black, excellent cond,
auto., air, 38 miles per gallon
$5500 (812)989-3022

Make sure your boat is read
I Huge sale on all marine batteries I
Starting and deep cycle I
98 US Hwy 98NOkeechobee (863) 357-2431www.sbt.co

CHEVROLET 2500 1998 -
454 big block, cd ,dark
green, ask for Eric $4000/or
best offer. (863)467-0050
'CROWN VICTORIA '98 - Police
Interceptor, cloth interior,
great cond., AC, 112K,
3500 (863)509-8576
Great MPG! Runs great!
$1500/or best offer.
Ladder rack or boat rack for a
long bed or short bed pick
up $200 firm
(863)447-2276 Anytime
New transmission, new bat-
tery, new starter - needs en-
gine work. $500.
- 105k mi, white, 18 rims.
$3400 or best offer
Police Impounds for Sale! 93
Honda Accord $600! 96
Toyota Camry $975!! For
listings call (800)366-9813
Ext 9271.
PONTIAC.SUNFIRE '96 - 4 cyl,
5 spd, good on gas, runs
great. $1800 or best offer

GMC 2500 1968 - 350 V8
with RV cam, 4 spd, no bed,
runs great $1300/or best of-
fer. (863)697-3865

FORD F150 1994 - 4x4, Ext.
Cab, Small V8. Good condi-
tion. $3500 or best offer.
(863)675-1816 after 5pm.

5.7L ENGINE -1994 Chevy
Other Parts Available
Call for details $650/neg.
CAMPER TOP - White Fiber-
glass. Fits full size Ford
F-150. in LaBelle $250.
CAR DOLLY - New tires &
wheels, new fenders, lights,
straps & fresh paint. $750 or
best offer (863)697-9704
for 300-315 hp Dodge
Truck/Marine Engine. New.
$325 for all. (863)610-1120
355 gears, �A ton, 33" mud
tires & Tractor tires, $500
will sell sep. (863)763-8085
cond will fit short bed truck
measurements 60w x 81L x
.22h, 12 months old $450.
Dodge Ramcharger 1/2 'ton,
frame/axles $800/or best
offer. (863)697-3865
FRONT GRILL - for '05 up
Mustang GT, in the box,
$250 (239)986-0296
OIL COOLER - Complete kit,
Universal with all adaptors,
new in box. Pd, $150, asking
$60. Call 863-610-1120
bed, 12ft, $1500 or best of-
fer (863)673-3076
RIMS & TIRES - fits '04 Ford
F150, 6 lug, 285/60/18, Ea-
gle alloy rims, Nitto tires,
250. (863)634-9696
RIMS & TIRES - Venentti,
w/like new tires, 5 lug, $350
RIMS & TIRES 20" Chrome -
Came off of 05 F-150
$1700/or best offer.
hp, can see it run. $75
TIRES (4) Nicky Thompson,
Baja Claws, Brand new.
15/35/17/250. $600
(863)983-5449 .
TOPPER - Maroon, Fits Short
Bed Dodge Ram 1500, Flori-
da Line, Rear window.
$500 863-532-9366
TRANSFER TANK - 100 gallon
diesel, fits full size long bed
truck, L-shaped, exc cond.
$475 (863)634-1479
1994 Chevy,4 Speed, Auto-
matic $400/neg.
TRUCK JACK - Hi-Lift, Model
HL484, max. load 4660 Ibs.
Brand New. Pd $105, asking
$80. 305-879-0895, LaBelle

CHEVY 3500 '92 - cab &
chassis, new tires, runs
great, $2000 or best offer
CHEVY 4X4 TRUCK '96 - Step
side, runs good, body in
good shape, needs some
work. $1400 (239)233-2805
FORD 150 PU '93 - crew cab,
runs exc. & looks good, 3
tool boxes, 5sp. 4wd, a/c,
S6, $1600 (863)763-6216
FORD F150 '87 - 2wd, 5.0 V8,
EFI, topper, over sized tires,
reliable. $1300 or best offer
(863)675-1222 evenings
1989 - speed 2.3L eng
Runs Good $1000/or best
offer. (239)503-7653

Needs rear end. 4-wd, auto.
V-8, a/c $1800.
Earn some extra cash.
Sel your used Items In
the classmeds

Pace, white, side dobr,
ramp, 3 level shelves, $2300
neg. (863)763-8289
gle track w/ramp, new wheel
bearings, tires & running
lights. $325 (863)805-286P
REESE HITCH - Trailer hitch
for full size pick up. Excellent
condition. $40.
TRAILER - 20 ft tandem a e,
good shape. $1100 or best
offer (239)233-2805
TRAILER 10X6 - 2x6 woOd
flooring with sides $350.
(863)763-3334 ,
TRAILER 8X4 - expanded met-
al flooring with sides great
for lawn mower or atv $225.
axle, solid steel, $700

CHEVY VAN '86 - white, short,
V6, Auto Zone rebuilt trans,
ood tires, good work van,
800 (863)253-1777
'01 - 15 passenger. Excellent
condition. $4200 or best of-
fer. Call 239-784-5782
Sleeps 4 or would make a
great, work van. $2100
(863)599-1290 Clewiston
KIA SEDONA EX 2002 - As-is,
1 owner $2500/or best bf-
fer. (863)675-7878

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'Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 16, 2008_

David Coleman takes batting practice for the 13 year old All Stars at the sports complex this
:week. He's expected to play a key role at third base for Okeechobee in the state tourna-

Golf tournament raises

$4,000 fo
By Charles M. Murphy
'Okeechobee News
The 13- and 14-year-old All
�.Stars will head to Marianna, Fla.
this week to compete in the
state tournament. Thanks to the
Okeechobee community, many
of their expenses are already paid
in full.
Coach Mike Radebaugh, an as-
sistant for the 13-year-old All Stars
said a weekend golf tournament
resulted in more than $6,000 in
donations from Okeechobee busi-
nesses and residents. Of that total,
close to $4,000 was profit, which
can be used to help pay the two
teams' travel expenses.
"We needed to buy jerseys for
state. This community gets be-
hind kids and they always have,"
Radebaugh noted.
The teams leave Thursday and
will likely be in north Florida for
about a week depending upon
how they do in the games. The
bill for such a trip would have
been very high and the donations
frm.n the community have been a
blessing tor the two squads.
"I am very excited to go,"

Golf results

PI.G.S. League
June 30: Sebring Municipal:
First place - Vern Hollingsworth.
Second place - Billy Crum. Last
place - Bill Kinney
Closest to the pin - Kenny Cur-
ran, J.W. Cain, Russ Papy.
KOA July 2: First place - Paul
Witte. Second place - (tie) John
Nicholson and Frank Noble. Last
place - Bill Kinney.
Closest to the pin - 3-Kenny
Curran, 1-Russ Papy, 1-Clyde
Price, 1-Bob Bransetter.
KOA Scramble July 4: First
place team - Tol Bass, Billy Crum,
Geno Decerio. Last place team -
Randy Ketcherside, John Nichol-
son, Billy Kinney.
Closest to the pin - Kenny Cur-
ran, Kenny Wilder, Paul Whitte,
Tol Bass, Bill Crum, Geno Dece-
O.G. & C.C. - Flag Tourna-
ment July 4: First place - J.W
Cain. Second place - Terry Mil-
lette. Third place - Vinnie Malone.
Fourth place - Russ Adams. Last
place - Sunni Adams.
- Closest to the pin - 2- Terry
Millette, 8-George Guydosh, 11-
George Guydosh, 17- Vinnie Ma-
KOA July 7: First place - Bob
Branstetter. Second place - Frank
Noble. Last place - Clyde Price.
Closest to the pin - Kenny Cur-
ran, Billy Crum, Frank Noble, Paul
O.G.C.C. - Gold Tee Group:
First place (tie) - Joe Albrechta
and George Guydosh. Second
place - Vern Johnson.
KOA July 9: First place - Russ
Papy. Second place - Tommie
Jewell. Last place - Clyde Price.
Closest to the pin - 2-John
Nicholson, 5- John Nicholson,
7- Randy Ketcherside, 11- Terry
Malaster, 14- Ida Curtis, 16- Doug
O.G. & C.C. July 11: First place
- Doug Sturdevent. Second place -
Bob Branstetter. Last place.
Closest to the pin - 2- Russ
Papy, 8- Harry White, 11- Terry
. Millette, 17- Tommie Jewell.

r All Stars teams

Radebaugh noted, "I can't wait to
go up there. The kids can hardly
wait to get there. They are busting
at the seams."
Radebaugh said the two teams
have been working hard in prac-
tice for the past three weeks.
He noted they even take batting
practice on Sundays. Radebaugh
noted the kids have really com-
mitted themselves to winning
a state championship. He also
thanked the parents who have
also committed most of their free
time this summer to support their
children's quest.
"We have great kids and great
parents. We've been working
hard. I really don't have to do
much to get the kids ready. They
have a will to win," he noted.
Radebaugh hasn't done much
scouting of the teams the All Stars
will play, but he notes all the
teams have to throw the ball, hit
the ball and catch the ball to win.
"As far as I know they'll all be
the same age, 13 and 14, so If we
do what were supposed to do we
should be pretty good," he said.
Okeechobee recently won the
District 8 tournament in both divi-

sions. The teams defeated Sebring
in the final games.
Members of the 13-year-old All
Stars include David Coleman, Alex
Estramera, Dalton Murray, Billy
Childers, Jack Radebaugh, Jacob
Domer, D.J Washington, Tyler
Barber, Richard Donegan, Jarrod
Radford, and Mitchell Tommie.
The head coach is L.A. Fipps.
Teams in the 13-year-olds tour-
nament include Central Sports,
West Seminole, Hiland Park, West
Volusia, Spring Hill, Poinciana,
and Marianna.
Okeechobee opens against the
host squad Marianna on Saturday
at 4 p.m.
Members of the 14-year-old All
Star squad include Timmy Farrell,
Tyler Finney, Justin Morgan, Mark
Weir, Brad Coleman, Will Jack-
son, Noah Wilcox, Thor Harden,
and Austin Hamilton.
Teams in the 14-year-old boys'
tournament include West Jack-
son, Bartow, Vernon, Chipley,
Spring Hill, Paxton, Messer Park,
West Volusia, and Marianna.
Okeechobee opens against
West Jackson on Saturday morn-
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We will continue to strongly enforce our drug laws. We have dou-
bled our Narcotics Task Force and sent a message that dealing in
drugs will NOT be tolerated! I have compassion for people
hooked on drugs, but I have NO compassion or sympathy for
people who import or sell drugs. I believe that constant and
strong enforcement of these laws is the main reason our county
had a 17.3% decrease in crime in 2007. This fight is important
to everyone and it will continue.
We will continue to monitor underage selling, buying and con-
sumption of alcoholic beverages. In our first sweep, almost half
the stores targeted sold alcoholic beverages to minors. In our
most recent sweep, only one store sold. Our store owners are
doing their part and complying with the law!
We will continue to monitor gang activity. I have assigned
Detectives to monitor gangs and investigate gang activity. This
Will Continue.
I promised the employees that I would give them a Career
Service Law to protect their jobs, especially when a new sheriff
is elected. This law was passed by the State Legislature and went
into effect July 1, 2006.
I will continue to provide the best possible training and equip-
ment for all of the Sheriff's Office employees.
Although budgets are tight, I will keep School Resource Officers
in our schools. Our most precious resource must be protected.
I will continue to support our Sheriff's Auxiliary units, the
COPS Program and the Sea Cadet Program. I started an all vol-
unteer Sheriff's Posse which has far exceeded expectations and
has already proven to be invaluable. These volunteers save the
county thousands of dollars each year.
We have assigned 4 deputies, one on each shift, who are special-
ly equipped to patrol the north part of our county (Basinger,
The Prairie and Fort Drum). This area of our county is increas-
ing in population and must be patrolled.
These patrols will continue.
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Miss Mary Kathleen Barber, (right) Miss Okeechobee County Teen USA attended the 2009
Miss Florida USA State Pageant which was held in Hollywood, Fla. where Anastagia Pierre
(left) of Plantation was crowned the 2009 Miss Florida USA.

Mary Barber prepares

for state teen pageant

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Mary Barber, Miss Okeecho-
bee County Teen USA attended
the 2009 Miss Florida USA State
Pageant which was held in Hol-
lywood, Fla. on the weekend of
July 12 and 13.
At Miss Florida USA there were
48 ladies, ages 18-26 from around
the sunshine state that competed
for a prize package consisting of
$50,000.00. The pageant's host
hotel was the Westin Diplomat
located on Hallandale Beach, just
south of Hollywood and North of
Miss Barber attended with her
family- along with Okeechobee's
Director, Donny Arnold and his
family and stayed at the Westin
Diplomat along with the Miss con-
testants as well as more than half
of the Teen Queens and directors
from around the state, that she
will be competing against.
Miss Barber got the chance to
meet the 2009 Miss Florida USA
winner Anastagia Pierre of Plan-
tation Florida during the weekend
Miss Barber will be competing
for the title of Miss Teen Florida
USA the week of Oct. 3-5, 2008 in
Hollywood. Miss Barber still has

available sponsorship opportuni-
ties for businesses, organizations
and individuals for her upcoming
state pageant, where she will be
vying for a $40,000 college schol-
arship to Nova University, as well
as a $10,000 prize package.
She is the first ever Miss
Okeechobee County Fair and the
first representative from Okeecho-
bee County to participate at this
level representing Okeechobee
Ms. Barber is 15 years old
and a freshman at Okeechobee
Freshman Campus where she
maintains a 3.8 GPA: She is kept
busy in honors classes and in her
dance classes where she is an as-
sistant instructor at Leslie's Dance
She has danced since she was
5 years old and it is her passion.
She looks forward to pursuing a
career as a professional dancer or
Entry fees for the pageant were
$1,200 and Ms. Barber will be
competing in formal wear, swim-
suit and interview categories, and
will need appropriate outfits for
each event.
This opportunity can lead to
going on to the Miss Teen USA
pageant in California.

Donations to help Ms. Barber
go on to represent Okeechobee
County are tax deductible, as you
will be making the checks out to
the Okeechobee County Fair As-
sociation, which is a 501 (c)3 cor-
This will be a once in a life-
time experience for Ms. Barber
who looks forward to meeting
new friends and having exposure
to the real world as well as public
speaking at the event and being
that "girl from little ole' Okeecho-
bee" that has the chance of be-
coming Miss Florida Teen USA or
even Miss Teen USA.
For more information on how
you can help Miss Barber in her
journey to the Miss Teen Florida
USA pageant please call Donny
Arnold at 863-634-6464 or Susan
Barber at 863-697-6539 or send
a donation to the Okeechobee
County Fair Association at: P.O.
Box 1306, Okeechobee Florida,
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.

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