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Vol. 96 No. 223
Thursday, August 11,
50t Plus tax
updates by phone
Okeechobee County Air-
port's Automated Weather
Observation Station (AWOS) is
now online and providing
update weather information
for pilots by radio, according to
Vernon Gray, airport manager.
Mr. Gray said that the same
information available to pilots
is also accessible to the general
public by calling (863) 467-
1148. Automated weather
information is now available 24
hours a day by telephone.
injured in incident
Three corrections officer
were injured Tuesday evening
in what is being classified as an
incident at the Okeechobee
Correctional Institute (OCI).
Robby Cunningham, public
affairs director with the Depart-
ment of Corrections, said two
of the corrections officers were
taken to Raulerson Hospital.
One of those officers was still in
the hospital as of Wednesday
Mr. Cunningham said none
of the injuries were life threat-
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OUA settles expansion issue
By Pete Gawda
It was a long morning Tuesday
for Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) board members. Their
monthly board meting was longer
than usual and several important
topics were covered, but some
good news came out of the meet-
Hopefully, the RV issue is now
settled and the board may have
found a way to help finance the
much needed sewer plant expan-
As part of their marathon meet-
ing, the board conducted a public
hearing on the budget, and dis-
cussed methods for disposal of
treated effluent, expansion of the
wastewater treatment plant and
proposed resolutions of Florida
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection (DEP) violations.
Since April 28, the utility has
accrued a total of $15,000 in DEP
fines. The fines are based on two
sewer overflows, one instance of
excessive turbidity, and excessive
amounts of phosphorus resulting
from land application of treated
residuals at the wastewater plant.
In lieu of paying the fine, the
utility has the option of completing
an environmental enhancement,
restoration or information project.
The approved project must have a
value of $23,500.
Two options were proposed.
One involves additional telemetry
for the lift stations. This equipment
would use a radio signal to broad-
cast any problems at a lift station
and thus provide for a more timely
response to any emergency.
The other option was the
restoration of lift stations and/or
L. C. Fortner, OUA's executive
director, said he would submit the
telemetry option to DEP first. If
they did not approve it, he would
then suggest the second option.
Whichever option is approved will
be presented to the board at next
...L. ,, 0 i A new school year begins
Mr. Fortner tendered his resig-
nation. at the beginning of the
meeting. His resignation will be
effective Nov. 18. He has held the
executive director's position for
OUA since its inception in 1995.
A public hearing was conduct-
ed on the proposed $11,049,567
budget for the next fiscal year. The
budget total was based on a 0.875
percent increase in water rates
and a 4 percent increase in sewer
Henry Thomas, OUA's rate
consultant, had advised a water
rate increase of 1.75 percent,
which was voted on and approved
-by the board. The budget figure
total will have to be increased
A second public hearing will
have to be held before the budget
is adopted and two public hear-
ings are required before the rate
increase can go into effect.
Mary Jurs, of the King's Bay
Homeowners Association, sug-
gested a 2 percent increase in
water rates to provide more oper-
Speaking or rates, when the
new rates went into effect in April
owners of mobile homes and RV
parks were billed one base rate for
mobile homes and another base
rate for RVs. If an RV had a perma-
See Expansion Page 2
By Eric Kopp
Although the Tourist Devel-
opment Council (TDC) agreed
to give Gene Fulford $3,000 for
a livestock roping competition
he's staging at Brighton Reser-
vation, it was far less than the
amount he was seeking.
"I'm disappointed," he said,
as he left Tuesday evening's
TDC meeting. .
Mr. Fulford had requested
that TDC make $10,000 avail-
able to him to help him pro-
mote the Candy Shop Roping
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
The McCorts family made the first day of classes Wednesday at Central Elementary
School a family affair. Deanna, 3, (center) was too young for school, but she came along
with her mother Chrissy (right) to see that her sister Katelyn (left) got started off right
event to be held at Brighton
Dec. 28, 2005, Jan. 1,2006.
"It's the biggest roping and
goat tying (event) in the
world," he told the panel. "It
will probably pay $30,000 to
$40,000 to win."
Mr. Fulford said this will be
the fifth year he has staged the
competition. He went on to say
that there were 350 participants
in just one day of barrel racing
competition last year, and that
contestants will come from all
across the U.S.
See Roping Page 2
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Community Events.... .4
Obituaries ......... .3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports . . .8
TV . . . .11
Weather . . .2
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Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Some parents dropped off their kids near the school entrance at Seminole Elementary
School on the first day of school, Wednesday.
By Pete Gawda
Three public hearings, sched-
uling of another public hearing,
a request for final plat approval
and economic development are
major topics on the agenda for
today's meeting of the Okee-
chobee County Board of County
A public hearing will be held
on Betty Hurst's application for a
change in zoning from Residen-
tial Mixed to Residential General
for her N.W 30th Street property.
The stated reason for the change
is to permit the construction of
The second public hearing
will concern property on the east
side of S.W 16th Avenue, south
of Palm Village Ranch. Horst
Peter Bauling and Stephanie
Bauling, property owners, and
ACAS Okeechobee 1, LLC, appli-
cant are requesting a change in
zoning from Residential Mobile
Homes to Residential General to
allow them to construct multi-
family dwellings. It is expected
that residents of Palm Village
Ranch and Seminole Cove will
appear to protest the rezoning as
they did at the planning board
See Family Page 2
Congressman holds talk
By Audrey Blackwell
Among the list of Democrat-
ic hopefuls desirous of replac-
ing Governor Jeb Bush in 2006
is U.S. Representative Jim Davis
By law, Gov. Bush is prevent-
ed from seeking another term
Congressman Davis met
with about 20 people at a cam-
paign luncheon Tuesday held at
the Village Square Restaurant
Rep. Davis started his talk by
telling the group he believes the
politicians in Tallaassee have
lost respect. "Ther'e are people
there who think they own the
state," he said. "We democrats
don't think we own the state,"
he added. He said he agrees
that debating, "makes us
stronger, but up there the doors
are closed." He cited how the
the state's .
rid of 500,000
kids on Med-
in his mind,
family values. 4 .
want to turn Congressman
over the Med- Jim Davis
net to the HMOs. They are not
for family values," he said.
In outlining goals to achieve
should he be elected governor,
Rep. Davis said he would start
giving our workers and our chil-
dren opportunities they need to
succeed. "I'll stop giving away
tax cuts to the wealthy," and
provide what is needed, which
he said is "adult supervision" in
the state legislature.
"As governor, I get to ask the
questions," he said. He listed
three questions he would ask
legislators: 1) How can we help
our children meet their poten-
tial? 2) How can we get more
jobs for our work force? 3)
How can we restore democra-
cy in Tallahassee where every
voice can be heard?
"I don't have all the
answers, but I will talk with the
people and come up with solu-
tions," he said. His vision
includes each community plan-
ning what it wants for its future.
"Okeechobee County would
decide what it wants to look
like.. .where it wants to go," he
During a question and
See Governor- Page 2
Sisters Desiri (left) and Destinee Villareal (right) seem to
be having a good time .at the open house held at Year-
ling Middle School Monday evening. Desiri is in the sixth
grade and Destinee is in the fourth grade.
2 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, August 11, 2005
News Briefs OCI guards injured
held each Wednesday
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Classes are held on Wednes-
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in incident with inmates
Three corrections officer
were injured Tuesday evening in
what is being classified as an
incident at the Okeechobee Cor-
rectional Institute (OCI).
Robby Cunningham, public
affairs director with the Depart-
ment of Corrections, said two of
the corrections officers were
taken to Raulerson Hospital.
One of those officers was still in
the hospital as of Wednesday
Mr. Cunningham said none of
the injuries were life threatening.
"Apparently the inmates were
Continued From Page 1
After some discussion, howev-
er, council members were not in
favor of fulfilling Mr. Fulford's
$10,000 request. After a motion to
give Mr. Fulford $5,000 failed to
carry, the council unanimously
voted to give him $3,000.to help
promote the event.
"We don't have unlimited
funds," TDC tourism director Kathy
Scott told the board.
Funding for TDC comes from a
3 percent tax added onto motel
and hotel rooms, as well as local
campgrounds. According to TDC
reports, that tax totaled $236,388 in
2004. So far this year, through the
month of May, the bed tax totals
Those two figures are quite a bit
in the recreation yard when a
storm came up and they tried to
get everyone inside, but a small
group of them didn't want to go
in at the time," he said, explain-
ing what precipitated the inci-
He went on to say an alterca-
tion then broke out between the
inmates and the guards, but
ended quickly when a perimeter
guard on the ground fired a warn-
Mr. Cunningham said there
were 20 to 30 inmates in "the mid-
dle of it", and that the incident
higher than normal, which may be
due to people staying in Okee-
chobee County motels and camp-
grounds that were displaced by last
Those same TDC reports indi-
cate that prior to 2004 the amount
of tax collected had remained fairly
consistent. That breakdown for the
year and amount collected is: 2000
- $157,770; 2001 $156,022; 2002 -
$159,954; and, 2003 $162,806.
"It takes us a long time to come
up with $5,000 to $10,000," she
told TDC members.
After this issue was settled, Ms.
Scott indicated that people are
under the wrong impression about
TDC and that the council has plen-
ty of money to help promote
events occurring in Okeechobee
"We have to get past this com-
mon thinking that the TDC is the
only lasted a couple of minutes.
He said none of the inmates
Since the investigation into the
incident is ongoing, Mr. Cunning-
ham did not know if any of the
inmates would be charged.
Sergeant Billy Markham, of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, said deputies responded to
the facility but only set up a
perimeter. He said OCI guards
handled the incident.
The facility at 16800 U.S. 441
N. currently houses 1,200
inmates, said Mr. Cunningham.
place to come for money," she told
In other business, the TDC:
tabled until their next meeting
a request for $1,500 request by
Kara Coates for advertising funds
for a Barrels & Bulls event to be
held Dec. 30-31;
agreed to send Ms. Scott to a
Downtown and Small Towns
forum Oct. 13-15 in Delray Beach;
unanimously agreed to allow
Ms. Scott to spend up to $1,000 to
cover expenses that may arise
when a small group of travel writ-
ers visit Okeechobee County. She
told TDC members the writers will
also be visiting Hendry and Glades
counties. During their one day
here, Ms. Scott said the writers'
tour will include such attractions as
Arnold's Wildlife Center, Fort Drum
Crystal Mine and Freedom Ranch.
Suspect in bank
By Eric Kopp
Once a Port St. Lucie man is
released from jail in that coun-
ty, he can look forward to being
re-arrested by both the Indian
River County Sheriff's Office
(IRCSO) or the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
Warrants have been issued
in Okeechobee County that call
for the arrest of Jeffrey
Rodriguez, 39, of Port St. Lucie.
The warrants charge him with
burglary of structure causing
damage over $1,000 and grand
theft. His bond on those local
charges has been set at
According to paper work
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
Rodriguez allegedly broke into
a local bank around 1:30 a.m.
on July 27 and stole an undeter-
mined amount of cash from the
After investigating the
alleged theft, OCSO Detective
Shane Altman obtained the
warrants calling for the arrest of
However, Rodriguez is cur-
rently in the St. Lucie County
Jail for his alleged theft of 10
paintings from a Jetson's store
in St. Lucie County and another
Jetson's store in Vero Beach.
The paintings, all done by the
famed Highwaymen, are val-
ued in the thousands of dollars,
said Deputy Mark Weinberg,
public information officer with
the St. Lucie County Sheriff's
"We believe 11 were stolen,
but have only recovered 10,"
said Deputy Weinberg.
He went on to say Barry
Rhell, an art collector in Bre-
vard County, bought the paint-
ings for $7,500. Later he saw a
newspaper article about the
theft of the paintings, and
returned them to the St. Lucie
County Sheriff's Office.
According to the St. Lucie
County Sheriff's Office,
Rodriguez is charged with: pos-
session of cocaine, possession
of drug paraphernalia (misde-
meanor), burglary of a struc-
ture, grand theft (three counts)
and burglary of an unoccupied
structure (two counts. His total
bond on these charges is
* He has also been charged
with three counts of dealing in
stolen property by the Indian
River County Sheriff's Office.
His bond on those charges is
He is still in jail in St. Lucie
When Rodriguez will have
to answer to the Okeechobee
County charges against him is
not known. Before he can be
arrested by either the IRCSO or
OCSO, he must either bond out
of the St. Lucie County Jail or
complete his charges there.
Continued From Page 1
answer session, Janet Bonnema
asked where he would get more
money to improve education and
jobs. He said he would take away
from tax cuts and giveaways as
those given to get Scripps
Research Institute here and put
the money into education.
According to Rep. Davis, Florida
gave Scripps-a bioengineering
firm-$6.5 million to move here.
"It was a private deal worked out
with the governor and a handful
of people. The incentives were
just icing 'on the cake." he said.
Scripps is to be located in Palm
Dowling Watford, city coun-
cilman, said there should be a
compromise between legislators
from both sides of the aisle. "It
seems we've become too parti-
san and it should be what is good
for all.... As governor, what role
would you play to get the two
parties to a resolution?" he
Available from Commercial Nev
Rep. Davis said he agrees with
what Mr. Watford said and that
he has a reputation of bringing
people together. "There are fun-
damental flaws in the system and
no accountability. The key for the
governor's office is to set the
agenda so that legislature, and all
of us, can work together," he
On a question about the lack
of public transportation from
Mrs. Bonnema, Rep. Davis said
he would support high-speed
rail, especially in areas like Orlan-
do where 1-4 is like a parking lot.
Mr. Davis ended his talk by
asking those in the audience
how the hurricane recovery was
going and if homes were being
repaired and insurance compa-
nies had paid off fairly. Mrs. Bon-
nema told him that 30 families
arp cOilt H iinan mnhilp trailprc
Continued From Page 1
The third public hearing will
concern a zoning change from
Agriculture to Residential General.
Waterdance Farm, LLC is request-
ing such a change for property on
U S. 441 S.E. to allow construction
of a 100 to 125 unit multi-family
project with recreation facilities
and screened board and RV stor-
Commissioners will also sched-
ule a public hearing to consider
abandoning platted rights-of-way
in Okeechobee Gardens subdivi-
sion as well as entertaining a
are ra .s nvi Is111 l e (rdlle; .
Commissioner Elvie Posey said a Continued From Page 1
lot of those people will not move nent structure attached, OUA was
until something else is offered. billing that unit at the mobile home
He said that some cannot afford base rate.
anything else having been priced At least three board members
out of the housing market due to were unaware of the dual billing
the recent housing price boom. rate for RVs.
After RV park owners com-
plained, the board attorney Tom
Conely revisited the issue. As a
oe e result, a new resolution was passed
- with new definitions of RVs and
Mr. Conely said his definitions
came from Florida Statutes. The
key phrase, according to Mr. Cone-
ly, was the addition of the following
statement in the definition of a
mobile home: "and not originally
sold as a recreational vehicle."
"RVs are going to stay RVs and
mobile homes are going to stay
mobile homes," he asserted.
"How did it happen?" asked
Laura Keller, owner of Dew Drop
Board member Elder Sumner
answered by saying, "The result of
our action was as much a surprise
era to us as to you. It shouldn't have
He said as soon as the board
nt members learned of it, they took
fhnt action to correct the situation.
Acting board chairman Carl
_. Leonard said the new resolution
vS rroviders was passed in an effort to be fair to
One of the drawbacks to design-
ing a new sewage plant to replace
-,. -- the current one that is rapidly
S.-. .. reaching capacity has been the
decision on the method of disposal
of the increased amount of treated
effluent that would result. After a
review of the options, the board
decided to use deep well injection.
S. With this method, a well would be
-. drilled to a level below the potable
water level. There would have to be
an impervious layer between this
S well and the potable water level.
The treated effluent would then be
injected into the well.
The board then spent consider-
request for final plat approval for
Edgewater Acres subdivision locat-
ed southeast of the intersection of
S.W. 87th Terrace and S.W. Second
There will be an 11:30 a.m.
executive session on labor negotia-
The afternoon session, begin-
ning at 2 p.m., will consist of a
report from economic planner Bill
Fruth on the economic develop-
ment plan he is formulating for
Okeechobee County and a budget
In other action, the board is
amend the Hurricane Hous-
ing Assistance Plan to incorporate
able time debating several options
concerning expansion of the pres-
ent plant or building another plant.
John Hayford, OUAs operations
manager, noted that the permitting
process would take longer at new
site than it would at the existing site
on Cemetery Road since some of
the necessary permits are already
After considerable discussion,
the board voted to expand the pres-
ent Cemetery Road site from its
present capacity of I1million gallons
a day to 4 million gallons a day. The
estimated cost of the project is
about $15.5 million.
Local realtor Brand Tucker said
he represents a group of develop-
ers that are willing to help finance
the expansion. The board agreed to
a developer's agreement with this
group, U S. Land Acquisition IV,
LLC. The agreement has no dollar
figure, and means the developer
will talkwith OUA's staff
Mr. Tucker said it was a "win-
"They are going to take the time
and they are going to spend their
dollars to work with OUA to come
up to the best solution," he said.
The agreement is for a period
the selection criteria for choosing
an agency to implement the reha-
consider a proposal from
Craig A. Smith to provide construc-
tion management service for the
Scott Driver project;
approve construction of a
playground area at the OK Softball
approve a proposal from
Craig A. Smith to provide architec-
tural and project management
services for a restroom/conces-
sion/press box at the OK Softball
adopt an interlocal resolution
for the creation of a regional trans-
for 120 days.
"I think it's only to OUA's benefit
to work with these folks at no
expense to you." Mr. Tucker added.
He predicted it would be a "very
"If you come to agreement in
120 days, you will have all the fund-
ing you need," said Mr. Tucker.
In other action, the board:
approved Berger Insurance as
the agent of record for health insur-
accepted the financial report
for the period ending July 31;
approved a pay request from
Cardinal Contractors in the amount
of $22,733.81 for work on the water
heard comments from Wade
McMillan of Azteca Rentals con-
cerning increases in the capitol
e rejected a change in the stan-
dard developer's agreement that
would make capital connection
charges nonrefundable, but
agreed to look at the agreement
again when it was reworded; and,
approved the engineering
firm of Metzger & Willard for engi-
neering work on improvements to
the wastewater treatment plant.
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Rotary Club project
Rotary Club members Christy Crawford (left) and Tabitha Trent work with some assis-
tance from 4 year old, Chase Trent to assemble school boxes with basic school supplies.
Some 450 school boxes will be distributed to local school children as part of a Rotary
Club community project which is aimed at helping less fortunate children to start off the
school year with new school supplies. The number of boxes assembled were based on
the number of county-wide free and reduced school lunches.
Sparks flew and learning heated up when Mr. Brandon Weaver, an agriculture teacher at
Okeechobee High School, visited Washington County School Program at Eckerd Youth
Development Center on July 20 and 21 to demonstrate how to cut sheet metal and
accomplish sturdy welds. Dr. John Scussel's horticulture class enjoyed the casual, yet
informative manner Mr. Weaver displayed as he wowed the students with his demon-
strations. All students agreed that it was a treat to have Mr. Weaver with us for two days
and would love to have him come back.
Okeechobee Newt/Pete Gawda
The Central Elementary School panther was on hand
Wednesday morning to welcome students back to school.
SIn Memory of
S 6/21/1934 to 7/31/2005
The Regelmann family would like to Thank all the doctors,
nurses, and staff at HCA Raulerson Hospital for the years of care.
We also would like to thank the Okeechobee County EMTs for
their prompt response and professionalism: Tim Clark, Zeck
Smith, Earl Wooten, Kelly Hopkins. Also, any previous EMTs
which had responded to her needs.
Thank you to Fay Haverlock of Okeechobee Health Care Facility
for the care of Jean and to the Sheriff's Department, dispatchers
and staff who were so helpful during this time of her need.
Thank you to all, Vincent LaMariana
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WEAVING AND SPEEDING TRAFFIC Well, education is back in the
spotlight. Teachers deserve our support 100 percent of the time. They
are the ones who try to keep our kids "in the know" for skills and tech-
niques. And the kids themselves need to be careful about getting to
and from school in the traffic. Speaking of which, how many readers
and bloggers here approve of those on the road who just have to
weave in and out between cars while speeding too fast on the high-
way? I will be surprised if anyone condones that.
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oric not only for estimated cost to bury these trans-
amed storms that mission lines is $52 billion.
but also for the Those same utilities have
age caused. The approximately 115,961 miles ofpri-
ready underway, mary distribution lines worth an
tropical storm and estimated $7 billion, Distribution'
have made land- lines normally transport lower volt-
hem Gulf of Mex- age current-usually 2,400 to
35,000 volts-shorter distances.
orm damage sus- Distribution lines may take electric-
ivolved the infra- ity to "step-down" transformers for
orida's investor distribution directly to homes and
utilities, including businesses. The estimated cost of
s, substations and burying distributionrlines is $94 bil-
he five investor- lion. '
nder the jurisdic- Because these figures are esti-
ida PSC (Florida mates, they could change substan-
Progress Energy tially subject to a number of vari-
lectric Company, ables.
pany, and Florida Some cities and counties in
)mpany) reported Florida require power lines in new
i billion from hur- residential developments be
Frances, Ivan and placed underground. In addition,
utilities combined in the.wake of the 2004 hurricane
or approximately season, a number of communities
state's retail elec- around the state have initiated
to about 8.6 mil- plans to bury power lines.
A decision to place power lines
the damages and underground is one that is carefully
es caused by the weighed by those communities
in Florida to ask engaged in the process. Under-
e should adopt a ground-power lines may be less
its power lines. A -vulnerable to wind damage, for
)n on this matter example, but may be more suscep-
gislature. Howev- tible to flooding. Cost is a major
vice Commission factor as is the additional time
Florida House of required to diagnose and repair
o provide an esti- underground facilities when prob-
night cost, over a lems do occur.
put transmission Elected. officials,-'with their
n lines, under- unique grasp of theitflo alcotoimu-
nities, are the logical decision-mak-
ary estimates of ers on the cost-benefit of placing
ng transmission electric facilities underground.
nes underground Utilities in Florida:
his figure applies
Owned by the Five investor owned utilities.
electric compa- *33 municipal utilities.
ot, include those 18 rural electric cooperatives,
ticipal utilities or including two located outside Flori-
res. da, serving customers in the state.
stor-owned utili- Submitted by Braulio L. Baez
Af 14,566 miles of EDITOR'S NOTE- Mr. Baez is
es, the value of the Chair man t /the Florida Public
52.4 billion, only Service Commission. The PSC sets
which are under-: the rates regulating utility compa-
ission lines are nies charge for natural gas, electric
high voltage cur- and telephone service within the
,000 to 500,000 state. In 36 counties, it sets the
ant distances. A .price you pay for the water you
mally ends at an drink, if 'ouirwaiercomparn ispii-
i, where the volt- Lately ou.ned.
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Special to Okeechobee News/Thomas A. Markham
Chief engineer William Watson shown here sitting on rail-
road logs talking with a coworker building the new rail-
way into Okeechobee at Opel Curve in 1914. This photo
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Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Wanda Hass at (863)
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society'Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 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 (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
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) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20 plus tip
for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, call
Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams meet
on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays. Call
Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next camp-
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until-1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are
welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
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 Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for blood
donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-9360.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For informa-.
tion call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck, at (863)
763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop.Center, 123 S.W. Park
St., in Okeechobee.
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.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday.
at 2 p.m. Any one who is caring for and ill family member is welcome to
join us.The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportu-
nity for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of Diane
and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For information, call
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
!ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. Anyone
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of
a caring group is welcome to come and see what we are all about. For
information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance every
Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, located at
S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in'Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members
and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-'
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W.Third St.This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.n. at the. Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Business women's luncheon planned
Okeechobee business women will, hold a networking lunch-
eon Aug. 19 at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. Net-
working will start at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be at noon. Bring
your friends and let them feel the power of networking. Bring fly-
ers brochures and a give-away. Come see our web site in progress
thanks to Cindy Burnetl For information, contact Robin Delgado
Collaborative Council to meet
The Community Collaborative Council will meet Tuesday, Aug.
23, at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County
School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the
meeting is to allow.the community to identify issues, collaborate
and share information regarding services for children and their
families. The guest speakers will be Rebecca and Olga from the
Social Security office. For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863)
462-5000, ext. 257.
Agri-Civic center hosts horse show
The Miniature Horse Club of South Florida will be presenting
their Okeechobee show on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21,
at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Both
show days begin at 10 a.m., with gates opening at 9 a.m. Tickets at
the gate will be $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and $1.50 for students.
The American Miniature Horse Registry classes will be showcased
on Saturday and the American Miniature Horse Association class-
es will be highlighted on Sunday. Halter (conformation) Classes
will be held in the mornings and Performance (jumping, obstacle
and driving) Classes will be held in the afternoon. For Miniature
Horse Show event information, call (561) 798-6129, (863) 763-
7724 or (772) 341-7610.
DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the
American Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay
Contest. The contest is open to public, private and parochial
schools and those who are home schooled and will start on the
first day of school. The essays have to be turned in by Dec. 1.
This year's subject for grades five through eight is "Benjamin
Franklin- More than a Revolutionary". Jan. 17, 2006, marks the
300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth. "The Santa
Maria to the New World and the Apollo Mission to the Moon:
Christopher Columbus and the Astronauts" is the subject cho-
sen for grades nine thought 12. American Essay Contest Certifi-
cates and Excellence in History Medals will be presented to the
contestants. The winner from each school will receive a mone-
tary award. For information, call (863) 763-2492.
Festival applications available
Applications for Labor Day Festival are available at Chamber
of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call (863) 763-
Back-to-school drive planned
Douglas Chiropractic, 916 W. North Park St., will be having a
back-to-school drive to help the needy children of Okeechobee
County. School physical will be given for. grades K through
eight. The cost will be $5, plus a donation of school supplies.
The school supplies will .be donated to Big Lake Mission Out-
reach. For an appointment, call (863) 763-4320:
First aid instructor class offered
The American Red Cross is offering an instructor's course at
the Okeechobee Branch in the month of August. If you are
interested in becoming an instructor for CPR and first aid
please stop by the office at 323 N. Parrott Ave., or call (863)
Labor Day rodeo tickets on sale
Tickets for the Cattlemen's Association Labor Day weekend
rodeo are now on sale at Eli's Western Wear, 907 W North Park
Street. The price of a rodeo ticket is-$14. The rodeo will be held
at the Cattlemen's Arena on U.S. 441 N. on Saturday, Sept. 3;
Sunday, Sept. 4; and Monday, Sept. 5. A parade will be held
Monday, Sept 5, at 10 a.m. in downtown Okeechobee. The
Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave., is now accepting
float registrations. For information, call Perri L. Giafaglione at
LOAA meeting is slated
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will
meet Thursday, Aug. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Square
Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. Agenda items include more
discussion on the jamboree, additional charitable giving and
plans for Labor Day in the park. Visitors are welcome. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-6069.
Bake sale aids Cancer Society
Big Lake National Bank, 1409 S. Parrott Ave., will host a
Sbake sale Friday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. All proceeds
from the sale will be donated to the American Cancer Society
for "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer".
Advisory County sets meeting date
There will be an Okeechobee County provider meeting on
'Friday, Aug. 12, at the Okeechobee Coun'ty Health Department,
1728. N.W Ninth Ave., at 9:30 a.m. Then at noon, there will be
a meeting of the Okeechobee County Advisory Council. This
meeting will also be held at the Health Department.
Back to school collections under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their
annual school supplies drive for the needy children in our
county. They will be collecting items until Aug. 12. Let's work
together on this project and make sure every child of school
age has what they need to start school this year. Also, if your
child needs supplies, they can help. Proof of eligibility is
required to qualify. For information or to make a donation, call
the Mission at (863) 763-5725.
AC S hosting breast cancer walk
The American Cancer Society "Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer" will be hosting a 5K walk on Saturday, Aug. 13.
The walk will begin at Flagler Park on Park Street. Registration
will begin at 8 a.m. The MSABC is currently seeking participants
to walk in this event. There is no charge, and free T-shirts will
be given to those participants that raise $100 or more. Please
visit our Okeechobee website at http://www.acesevents.org for
information. For team recruitment, or if you are a cancer sur-
vivor, contact Pattie Mullins/co chair at (863) 634-4054.
Medicare benefits topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc., is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
Aug. 13, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6
p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM on the treasure coast and in West Palm
Beach on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Paul Cotton, AARP Senior
Legislative Representative, a specialist in low income health
care issues. The topic will be the new Medicare drug benefit.
For information, call 1 (800) Medicare or www.meicare.gov.
Annual health fair planned
On Aug. 13 the fifth annual health fair will be held from 8
a.m. until noon at the American Legion Hall, 501. S.E. Second
St. It is. sponsored by the'Florida Community Health Centers.
For information, call (863) 763-1951.
Church hosts clothes give-away
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. 44th Ave., will
host its annual clothes give-away on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9
a.m. until noon. The event will be held in the church's fellow-
ship hall. For information, call (863) 763-4127.
Church hosts Family Fun Day
The Okeechobee community is invited to a Family Fun Day
on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the
First United Methodist Church fellowship hall at 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. Sign ups and activities for children will begin at 10:30
a.m. The show will begin promptly at 11 a.m. After the show
there will be a lunch for everyone and a few door prizes for the
children who sign up. All children will receive a helium balloon
or small gift. Reverend Mabrey, a Methodist minister and illu-
sionist, will be performing.
'His Story' meeting is planned
An important planning meeting concerning "His Story" will
be held Monday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Members and interested persons
are encouraged to attend. If your church would like to be
involved please send a representative.
Regions Bank hosts Coffee Klatch
The Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be hosted by
Regions Bank, 305 N.E. Park St., on Aug. 18. All Chamber mem-
bers and guests are invited. Refreshments will be served. For
information, call (863) 763-5535.
The Okeechobee News, Thursday, August 11,2005
Other Area News
E911 perceives gaps in wireless phone service
By Patty Brant
HENDRY COUNTY-- "It's darn
frustrating and unnecessary."
That's what Hendry County E911
Coordinator Robin McLean has to
say about gaps in Nextel wireless
phone service in Hendry and
She says that citizens and visi-
tors in the LaBelle and North
LaBelle area cannot call 911 and
expect the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office to receive it if they are
using Nextel or Verizon phone
service. The calls go to Moore
Haven and then are transferred to
LaBelle. The tower is located in
Glades County on Dana Road,
which is slightly over a half mile
east of North S.R. 29. The tower
has three pie-shaped sectors. Two
sectors cover the North LaBelle,
City of LaBelle and S.R. 80
between LaBelle and the Goodno
store. This coverage extends in
approximately a 4.5 mile radius.
The courthouse, city hall, LaBelle
Fire Department and the Sheriff's
Office all fall within this coverage.
Add in the population of Port
LaBelle and you get a large num-
ber of residents that are not able to
call 911 and get Hendry County if
their wireless service is provided
by Nextel or Verizon, Robin points
out. A small but growing popula-
tion of Glades County residents in
Port LaBelle/Oxbow is also in,
these sectors, Robin explained.
The third sector covers mostly pas-
ture area east of North S.R. 29 and
Robin feels the simple solution
would be to turn the two sectors
over to Hendry County 911 and all
calls that bounce off of those sec-
tors will be routed to Hendry
County dispatch. Rerouting calls
would require the host county
(Glades) to agree to the change.
Robin said Nextel is even con-
sidering a new tower that will
cover the. LaBelle area. She notes,
however, that even if a site is found
various codes and zoning require-
ments will have to be met and this
all takes time.
The routing of sectors is part of
the 911 coordinator's job. When a
tower covers more than one coun-
ty then the two counties have to
work together to decide which
agency can respond faster and
Robin says she has contacted
the State Wireless Board for its
help but has not received a
response as yet. She adds, howev-
er, that she's heard the matter is
being looked into.
Glades County has an agree-
ment with Hendry County Emer-
gency Medical Services to provide
coverage for the Oxbow area. In
an odd twist, current wireless rout-
ing means that wireless residents
of Glades County who are sup-
posed to get service from Hendry
County are not able to call Hendry
County dispatch directly, Robin
Dual county agreements are
needed for rural residents living
close to county boundaries. Randy
Bengston, Hendry County Public
Service Director, is working with
Lee County on a similar situation
for the rural residents in the
Hendry County Lehigh area.
Knowing that Hendry County can-
not respond in a timely manner to
its residents in the Lehigh area, but
blocks away is a Lee County Fire
Department and EMS services, the
cooperation agreement is the
most logical result. Hendry does
have other interlocal agreements
Glades County has no E911
coordinator at this time. Sheriff
Stuart Whidden said he knows
there is a routing issue, but said
that emergency dispatching has
improved greatly over the past sev-
eral years. Glades is hoping to
review the entire wireless issue,
Glades County dispatcher Terri
Bowling has been a dispatcher for
18 years nine with Glades County
Sheriff's Office and nine with
Clewiston Police Department. She
said the routing problem concerns
all wireless calls in Glades County.
She explained that the dispatcher
first has to verify the location of the
emergency from the caller. If the
emergency is on S.R. 80, the call
will be relayed to Hendry County;
if it's on the north side of S.R. 80
(Indian Hills, Horseshoe Acres,
The Glades), it is Glades County.
When Moore Haven dispatch
gets a call that should go to Hendry
County, the Glades dispatcher
presses two buttons on the com-
puter screen to relay it; then stays
on the line till a Hendry dispatcher
picks up. She said that Glades
County dispatchers field an aver-
age of about 100 of these calls per
week some are multiple calls on
the same accident, some are kids
playing with the phone. Although
the process of relaying a call typi-
cally only takes a few seconds,
Terri said seconds save lives.
Another problem comes into
play when the caller does not
speak English. Then a corrections
officer is called in to translate, but
that can add minutes to the
Terri said that wireless routing
could -create a problem, but most
often is not a major issue. She
added that since Glades County
got E911, dispatching emergency
calls has improved greatly.
John Kuczwanski, spokesman
for the Department of Manage-
ment Services Bureau of Telecom-
munication and Wireless Services,
said his agency has offered to facil-
itate discussions between Hendry
and Glades counties on the issue if
necessary. He said this type of
problem is not uncommon and
can be circumvented by interlocal
agreements between the counties.
The solution, he noted, must be
between Hendry and Glades.
Landfill in Glades County discussed at joint meeting
By Bill Fabian
MOORE HAVEN Among
several concerns that would
affect Glades County residents,
the ongoing debate over a landfill
in Glades County was the primary
item of discussion at a joint meet-
ing between members of the
Glades Board of County Commis-
sioners, Moore Haven City Coun-
cil, and Glades County School
Board on Wednesday, Aug. 3.
Officials in attendance were
county commissioners Russell
Echols, Butch Jones and Alvin
Ward, county manager Wendell
Taylor, city councilmen Dave
McGee, Lawrence Roberts and
John Ahern, and school board
members Janet Storey, Patti
Pearce, Cathy Peeples, and Mike
Pressley, and Superintendent
City Mayor Dave McGee called
upon County Commission Chair-
man Butch Jones to begin the dis-
cussion. Mr. Jones reiterated the
situation that according to Glades
County Solid Waste Director
David Whidden, an estimated 22
months remained before the
county landfill cell number one,
which has been in operation
since 1990, will le-'uire ci,'_SurI in"
ao ,ard c-i t ', i )i Llegualions:
Then Mr. Jones stated that with
this year's increase of ad valorem
revenue by $1 million, and even
that much more anticipated for
next year, he no longer is favor-
able to a regional landfill.
Glades County Manager Wen-
dell Taylor stated that waste dis-
posal is the most regulated busi-
ness. Glades County is losing its
director and with the required
certificates it gets expensive "real
quick" to get an operator.
Mr. McGee stated, "The other
option is a regional; it would not
cost as much to haul, would
make us money and is highly reg-
Mr. Taylor agreed landfills
could be useful.
Mr. Jones stated in January
1990, cell number one was
opened, and has served Glades
County 15 years, and with the
accelerated projected population,
there is still 30 years left for future
use. Mr. McGee noted a large
regional landfill in Fort Laud-
erdale is not obvious, it is just a
green hill, and he smelled no odor
when he went by it. He further
stated what Glades County does
have is a lot of land, and Republic
has approached the city with an
offer that could make .money to
support infrastructure of people
moving in and the business
would be regulated.
Mr. Ward stated he had not
changed his mind on regional and
with the right location, and right
conditions he will still support it;
he further stated, "I don't see it
coming, but will support it."
Mrs. Storey stated, "We have
heard the question before, where
is the landfill going to be? What
about the deed restrictions now?
What will be done about that?"
Mr. Ward responded that the
deed restriction was the county's
problem, that the location is the
supreme question. He said it
should be where nobody could
smell it, only the deer and hogs.
He said that some counties, like
Collier, were using sending (sic)
units in that densities could be
transferred from one tract to
another which would develop,
and the area abandoned could be
used for a landfill where it would
not be in anybody's backyard.
Mr. Pressley said, "We can sit
and fantasize on the money all
night, but it behooves us to focus
on the site. The School Board has
discussed the landfill at prior
meetings and the consensus is the
question of where must be
answered. We know about the
Mr. Ward stated he didn't
know and the company is keep-
ing it quiet.
Mr. McGee stated the biggest
concern is more garbage, not
less, and we need a plan.
Mr. Ward stated he has total
concern, and hopes Omni puts
theirs in Charlotte; that revenue is
all he's looking at and wanted to
know if the school board would
give their commitment if the right
conditions and location was (sic)
found, then they could move for-
"Tell us where the site is the
city was talking annexation and I
cannot imagine a site within
annexation distance of the city,"
said Mr. Pressley.
"There is no site, we don't
know where it is, and I have not
heard one mentioned that I
would approve," said Mr. Ahern.
Mr. McGee asked Mr. Pressley,
"Will you say on record if the site
was found would you entertain
the idea to move forward?"
Mrs. Pearce stated, "We as a
school board have concentrated
on new growth the positives -
and we see a landfill as negative."'
Mr. Pressley said, "We would
decide, if the site was noted; get a
quadrant map, show sites that
may be suitable; we've heard two
miles on the east side of the river
discussed and cannot imagine
where any site was available
there; we've heard Graham,
Duda, those sites."
Mr. McGee stated, "So it's con-
tingent upon site." He then called
upon Kyle Adams, representative
of Republic Services who reiterat-
ed the negotiation process with
the county, stating initially an
ideal site was located in the north-
east part of the county that was
not accessible from a Glades
County road, could only be
reached from SR 70 in Highlands
He said because of lies and
innuendo of the competitor that
site was over the back fence. He
stated there are ways to work
without the county and one was
voluntary annexation of site into
the city, but would require land
use approval. He stated e-mails
had circulated concerning sites
Republic had acquired from
Waste Management that made
them (Republic) look bad, and
that improper waste coming in
from Canada, which was legal,
was brought to their landfill, but
not by their trucks and was a
He said it was not fair to judge
his by his competitors, and invited
those interested to visit one of
Donna Storter reminded them
that the county attorney told them
they could at any time put out
another RFP and see what is out
there, and perhaps the other 11
companies who also replied in
2003 may have a better deal now.
She said that since Republic has
admitted they cannot control
what comes into their landfill in
Michigan and did not control the
leachate contamination leaving
their Wisconsin landfill, perhaps
the county should start looking
for another provider.
John Collier, speaking as resi-
dent/taxpayer, told the group the
initial "ideal" site considered for
Republic's regional landfill was
on Rucks Dairy road.
Mr. Echols stated that the
county attorney had told them the
safest way to conclude the ranked
negotiations was to go next to
Republic then to BFI. He conclud-
ed that the intent of the night's
meeting was to work together on
issues and he felt it had been very
USDA' provides funds for infrastructure improvements
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Belle Glade
city officials, along with representa-
tives with the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture, met at city hall
to discuss the $900,000 grant
amount the USDA recently provid-
ed to the city for infrastructure
improvements to the business
The money, provided through
rural development funds, repre-
sents the continued progress at the
business park, which in the future'
may serve as a driving catalyst for
economic change, grateful Belle
Glade officials told the representa-
"We'd like to thank you, the
USDA, for finding it fitting to pro-
vide funding," Belle Glade Steve
Wilson told the visiting delegation,
while touching on the importance
of making the much-needed
improvements to the city's infra-
structure at the business park.
The money, according to city
officials, will help pay for the infra-
structure to accommodate the
businesses locating at the second,
50 acres of the park, as well as
serve as a launching pad to acquir-
ing more land for future growth.
Initially, the city acquired 50
acres for its business park several
years ago, a feat it improved upon
after acquiring a second 50 acres.
The goal of the park then and
now is to attract companies to the
area to help narrow the unemploy-
ment numbers in the local popula-
tion. The continual downsizing of
agricultural companies faced with
cutting costs to remain competitive
in an industry that copes with the
effects of free trade agreements has
had a tremendous effect on agri-
cultural cities throughout the
nation and in the Glades.
The local citizenry accustomed
to such work struggles to replace
their lost wages. Finding compa-
nies to move in and hire the dis-
placed is an effort that the commis-
sion has focused on for years and
the grant funding for the infrastruc-
ture is an appreciated bonus, com-
"This gift is most gracious,"
Commissioner Gwen Asia-
Williams said at the presentation.
"We are preparing this city to go
While it gets deeper in discus-
sion with a number of companies
that have shown an interest in
locating local facilities in Belle
Glade, the city looks at vastly
increasing the size of the business
park by 385 acres. Having infra-
structure in place in the first 100
acres, City Manager Houston Tate
said, makes it a little easier now for
the city to forge ahead.
"We're here to provide our
tremendous commitment," Rural.
Development State Director
Charles W. Clemons, Sr. said at the
presentation. The funding provid-
ed, he said, "will continue to yield
benefits year in and year out."
According to Mr. Clemons, the
effect of the hurricanes last year
helped ensure that the money was
spent where it was needed and in
the cities that were directly affected
by the storms. The money is the
"silver lining," he said.
The presentation by the USDA
was one of two made in the
Glades, with a presentation made
in Pahokee the following day for $1
million to fund marina improve-
ments and the expansion of the
sewer system to Canal Point.
For news tips and story ideas, con-
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Glades County Arrest Log
The following individuals were
arrested on felony charges by
members .of the Glades County
Zedrick Redd, 2.1, Moore
Haven,' was arrested Aug 1 by
Deputy Bryan Enderle on a war-
rant charging him with violation
of probation. He is being held in
the Glades County Jail without
Willie Harris, 26, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Aug. 2 by
Seminole Police Department Offi-
cer Chapman on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with violation of probation pos-
session of cocaine and violation
of probation tampering with evi-
dence. He was turned pver to
01:eechobee County where he is
being held without bond.
Rashaad Phillips, 18, Venus,
was arrested by Deputy Bryan
Enderle on a charge of battery. He
was released on his own recogni-
Mitchell Young, 24, Moore
Haven, was arrested by Deputy
Shannon McGrory on a warrant
charging him with violation of
probation. He is being held with-
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges, against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
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The Sons of the American
Legion will host a steak dinner Sun-
day, Aug. 21, from 3 until 6 p.m. at
the American Legion Post #64, 501
S.E. Second St., for a $9 donation.
The menu will consist of steak,
baked potato, salad, roll, dessert
and coffee or tea.
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu and specials.
Monday, Thursday and Friday from
11 a.m. until 2 p.m.; Wednesday,
tacos served from 11 a.m. until 6
p.m.; Saturday from noon until 8
p.m.; and, Sunday from 1 until 8
e Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday evenings beginning at 6
p.m., for members and guests.
The second Wednesday of
each month is our birthday party
starting at 4 p.m.; bring a covered
The third Sunday of each
month we have a ribeve steak din-
ner with the Sons of the American
Legion from 3 until 6 p.m.
e Tie Legion lounge is open
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
There is entertainment in our
lounge every Saturday night start-
ing at4 p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. for a dona-
tion. Karaoke by Bruce will be from
7 p.m. until?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Tues-
day and Thursday.
Starting in September, euchre
will be on Monday and Wednesday
from 6 p m. Everyone is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St For
information, call (863) 763-2950.
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W., at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Ray Disney at (863)
357-2138, or Don South atl (863)
Eagles Aeries #4137
Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.m.
F6od will be available for a dona-
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until? Food will be available.
First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast from 9 until 11 a.m. for $4
Call the Aerie for other events,
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call.
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regular
Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2
p.m. until? ". .- ... .-.. -
Masonic Lodge #237
e The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the club
and events, call Rich Sweet at (863)
824-0262, or Kip Gardner at (863)
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Star #128
Okeechobee Chapter # 128
has many fun activties planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact WM. Margaret at (8631
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge.
Meals served Wednesdays
and Fridays from 5 until 7:15 p.m.
and on Saturdays from 6:30 until 8
p.m. Call the lodge to see what they
I, Saturday night: karaoke from
7 p.m. until? -
Wednesday, Friday and Satur-
day nights meals will be served
from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call for the
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, Friday nights there will be
music for dancing from 7 p.m.
until? Call the lodge to see who is
Sunday morning breakfast is
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Aug. 14: district meeting at
Aug. 16: Moose membership
starting at 8 p.m. All members
should plan to attend.
Aug. 18: Volunteer party start-
ing at 7 p.m. The lodge wants to
show appreciation to all the volun-
teers that keep the lodge running.
Aug. 27: W.O.T.M. are serving
a chicken and noodle dinner from
5 until 7:15 p.m. bring the family
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For informa-
tion, call the Lodge at (863) 763-
4954 or Norm at (863) 763-1550.
Sunday: Live entertainment
featuring Lisa, Dawn and Donnie
- sometimes together, sometimes
not, but always-good music and
Thursday: bar bingo has been
Monday: bar bingo for mem-
bers only at 6:30 p.m. Food will be
Friday evenings: food, fun and
Saturday: at 1 p.m. Moose
races; dinner served at 3 p.m.
Check the bulletin board for menu
Aug. 14: district meeting at
*Aug. 23: business meeting.
Stop by and visit and watch
our progress as construction has
VFW Post #4423
The post is-open noon until 9
p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Events at this post are seasonable
you should call (863) 763-0818 for,
information or visit the Jodge 300
N.W. 34th St. You may write the
post at P.O. Box 1137 Okeechobee
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is wel-
*., Every Wednesday. during sea-
son karaoke will be held from 5
until 9 p.m.
Every Friday: bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests fol-
lowed by karaoke starting at 5 p.m.
Saturday: .25-cent bingo at 1
p.m. Karaoke will be from 5 p.m.
Sunday: a dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m. and fol-
lowed by karaoke at 5 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting at 11 a.m.
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post hours are from
noon until 8 p.m., Monday through
Wednesday Ladies Auxiliary
dinner, call for more information.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
All garmesand special events are
.shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. Com-
mander Don South is available at
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at 1
p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
e Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. There will be live music and
dancing at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
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(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. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre 11 "Sky High" (PG)
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 III "Bad News Bears"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic, devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811; or, Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.
Have you saved a lJe,,.oday? Vol-
unteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and leach others the
skills they need to save lives. You
can help the American Red Cross
reach people in your community
with lifesaving training, including
CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Pre-
vention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross
at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Volunteers for '
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are special-
ly trained and certified to investi-
gate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out inspec-
tions of facilities. Licensed social
workers, pharmacists, elder law
attorneys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. Call
Linda Slattery at t772i 595-1385.
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863)
Birth control for
animals is offered
Martin County A.B.C. Program
is available for Okeechobee resi-
dents. The rates to spay/neuter cats
and dogs are: female cat $15;
male cat $10; female dog $25;
and male dog $25. Applications
may be picked up at the Pen-
nySaver, St. Vincent's, Salvation
Army or Animal Control. For infor-
mation, call 1772) 283-4137 or
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okeechobee
County Ordinance Sec. 10-111,
Vaccination against rabies required
and Okeechobee City Ordinance 4-
26, vaccinations. All dogs, cats and
ferrets 4 months and older must be
vaccinated once a year by a
licensed veterinarian against rabies
with a United States Government
approved vaccine. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control/at (863)
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Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
BURIAL SITE, In Original sec.
of Evergreen Cemetery. S 1/2
of SW 1/4of'Lot 14, Block 77.
COCKER SPANIEL- Young,
Found near 98 on Mitchell
Rd. Call to identify,
FOUND- SMALL BREED DOG
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BRACELET- 14 Caret gold
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Free to good home, 4 mo. old
male kitten, white & gray.
ALUMINUM TRUCK TOPPER
Good for scrap aluminum &
Very strong wood picnic table
You haul (863)763-5543
BLACK MIX CHOW- female, 6
mos old, great disposition,
very friendly, to good home
CUR & RED NOSED PIT- 8,
All males puppies, going on
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
A/C SERV. TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK
In Indiantown F/T with benefits
Fax resume: 772-597-3300
or Call: 772-597-3458
$28,600 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume to
At Feed Mill, Computer
exp. needed, Benefits
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3079 NW 8th St.
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Experience a must. Good
pay to the right person.
*Journeymen or experienced
Mechanic's. Only serious
'self motivated need apply.i
IMust have good driving
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*required in FL. Paid travelI
*time, overtime Per diem,,
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For residential and
light commercial work.
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2801 SW 3rd. Terrace.
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
FULL or PART-TIME
Responsible Cleaning Person
for private home. The key
individual would also drive a
car when necessary.
Past references & very clean
driving history a must!
Call Debbie: Monday-Friday.
Awesome Self Storage
6489 Hwy. 441 SE
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
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406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
Exciting opportunity that requires
homemaking and cooking skills.
Benefits include health insurance and
vacation. Call 863-357-2442.
Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available. Apply @
Walpole Feed & Supply
2595 NW 8th Street
Start a new career in the much needed field of,
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next,
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
Full time 401K, Insurance
Class B CDL w/hazmat
Basic computer skills
Apply South East milk
1005wn Park St. Okee
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CDL Class A & B Drivers with
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Apply in person
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503 NW 9th Street
INSURANCE CLERK F/T P/T
w/customer service 440
license & at least 1 years
LOOKING TO FILL
OFFICE STAFF POSITION
IN A PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
Must be dependable &
have experience w/computers,
internet & bookkeeping.
Starts @ $8.00 per hour.
Call (863)763-1323 to apply.
Must have references.
MECHANIC Exp'd only. Good
hrly. commission rate @ Ford
Dealership. Okeechobee Motor
Co. @3175 Hwy. 441 S.
Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34974
NAIL TECH & HAIR STYLIST
Experienced Loader Operator
& Pipe Layer, Excellent Pay
& benefits, Must pass drug
Our Historic Inn is seeking a
Lead Cook, to add to our
growing team. Competitive
salary. Some staff in place.
Pipe Layers & Pipe Laborers
for local road construction.
(954)321-9336 fax 321-0621
EOE, M/F, DFWP
Praxair, A World Leader in In-
dustrial Gases is now hiring
for various positions in our
fill plant facility. Exc. health-
care benefits, matching
401K retirement & profit
sharing (paid quarterly),
must be able to pass back-
ground check. Please apply
in person at 2534 NW 16th
Blvd., Okee. No phone calls
Needed for busy medical
office. Applicant must be
very pleasant & skilled in
computers & typing. Some
medical exp. is preferred.
Please send resumes to:
1713 Hwy 441 HN,Ste B
Okeechobee, FL 34972
or Call 863-467-9400 or fax
positions remain for
person. Training will
be provided for
We offer good pay,
benefits and a
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified
applicants who are
hired will receive a
$200 sign-up bonus.
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike
Responsible for fixed
assets, accounts payable,
G.L. posting and
Understanding of accruals,
prepaids and depreciation
required. Financial service
industry experience a plus.
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Big Lake Nat'. Bank,
107 SW17 St., Ste.B, Okee'
Top pay to the right person
Benefits. Please call
For minor maintenance &
repairs on mobile home.
SERVERS & KITCHEN HELP
Experience only. No even-
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call Chelsie (561)662-1713
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requires mostly straight cuts
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Fireplace Fixture 600
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Household Items ,630
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Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
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SSporting Gods 70.5
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Wanted to Buy 740
$2100. For All or will separ-
ate 863-675-6657 Leave
HALL TREE- Oak wIn Denrin
Umbrella riuhoier 6 ri)
hooks., ; $1000.
PIAlnO- Turrino ti l Cenlury
Moving,r MiJt Selli O'ilyv seri-
ou'; ion B8n i oller will be
SINGER '1900- Commercial &
Furrier Mar. iii. $500
FREEZER- 9 cu ,.50. or Dest
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26.
lip new, asking $1000
SLIDING GLASS DOOR- $150
or best l oiler.
TIE BEAM CLAMPS- 6501
used asking $175 lor a.ll
TRESSES for 20x40 horse
barn wi pack room. $250
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
BOY'S CLOTHES- 18mo-2T.
L3re assortment E'c cond
$110 lakes all or will sep3r-
INFANT CRIB SHEETS- Bump'-
er guara, Diaper holder Mu-
sical MoDile & Lamp, Evc
cond $40 863-763-6131
Swing, Bouncer, Walker &
White Bassinet, Winnie me
Pooh, all like new, $100 will
sell sep (863)228-0566
SCHOOL CLOTHES- Wran-
glers Boys-27& 28,
Girls-3,5,7,8 9 & 10, $300.
Will Sep. (863)467-2132
FED DUCK STAMPS '34-'72
100 + stamps valued at over
$6000. Selling for $2500
COLLECTIBLE DOLLS- 5, By
Madame Alexander, Mann,
Robin Wood. $250. or will
separate. (863)61.2-9233 .
WWII METAL DETECTOR
Used to detect mines. Works,
Sextendable handle. $75
DELL COMPUTER- 2yrs old,
w/printer, -monitor, web
cam, Windows XP, etc,
DELL-kyboard, mouse, moni-
or g.reatl i:'r cricoi.riome,
games. last, Si atle epsanol
150. Llama (863)843-0323
QUILTING FRAME SET, All in
1 piece. Excellent condition.
Made in Canada. $100
7PC DINETTE SET- glass top
table, 6 chairs, 36x60, Rat-
tan, $200. (863)357-1364.
ADJUSTABLE BED Twin w/
wireless remote. Only used
.3 c couple moniris iS00
BEDROOM SET, queen size,
like new, with lamps, $600
BR SUITE-5pc, tall oval
hatbd. hlibd 5 'Jrawer chest,
,lrejis5r w swiriging mirror,
carved legs, very Sturdy, $500
Coffee Table & End Tables,
light oak wood, $30.
Large, L shaped, med-dark
color composite wood. $75
COMPUTER DESK, beautiful,
oak, traditional style, good
COUCH w/pull out bed. Black
w/light pastels. $60.
(863)610-9192 day or
DAY BED- white metal, makes
into full size bed, $100
DINETTE SET- Chrome 50's
style with 2 chairs aqua &
Dining Room Table, w/6 pad-
ded Captain's chairs, new,
whitish color, $650 neg.
,(863)357-2233 Okee area.
DR SUITE- cherry wood 2
, capts chairs, 2 side criairs,
padded seats, $300,
FURNITURE Living room set,
Dining room set & Bedroom
set $1000 for all or will sep.
LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc. $40
LIVING ROOM SET, new, paid
$1,000, asking $750.'
Queen Sofa Bed, Rocker,
* Drum end table, Glass end
table w/lamp,-2 end tables.
$185 will sep 863-946-3860
SEWING MACHINE CABINET
w/ cnair, nos minor repair.
Cnest, desk, able & lamp .
$95 all will sep 561-924-5812
TABLES, (51 8 Ft, Folding
Brown Eceilenit CorinilOrn
.150 for all will sep
TWIN BED- rustic wood
frame $50 1863)634-0779.
TALL BOY, beautiful, oak, co-
lonial style, great cond.,
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter. Asking $400 neg.
WATERBED- California King,
Mirror headboard, with 6
drawers, $300. or best offer
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good baft/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
GOLF CART: 2001 Club Car,
Mint condition w/lights &
mirrors. Can deliver locally.
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
.,$900. (863)697-2033. _
GLOCK Model 23, 3 high cap
RIFLE- Ugoslav SKS 7.62x39
SMITH & WESSON Model
457, 45 cal., & Sig Sjuer
Model P245, 45' cal., $1210
will sep. 863-697-9519
BODY BY JAKE, $200 or best
FULL HOME GYM-Smith Ma-
chine weight set & bars,
never used, $300
HOME GYM Welder Pro
9940. Good shape, all
attachments $200 or best
NORDIC TRACK,'Walk Fit
treadmill, Westlow Cardio
Glide, & Exercise Bike $200 all
or will sep. (863)531-0093
SMITH MACHINE Welder
Pro 545 Gym w/ Olympic
weights & bart bench $200
or best offer (863)467-6434
DELUXE 3 WHEEL CART-
Heavy duty, Never used.
Paid $1800. Asking $950.
Deluxe Quickie G424 Motor-
ized Scooter, black & bur-
gundy, Od. $4000+, asking.
HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new mat, plus air
mat with pump included
$450. neg. (863)655-3436.
MASSAGE TABLE, Used very
little, like new wall papers.
Wheelchairs, walkers & more.
Please call for more info.
Kiln & approx. 50 Southwest-
ern molds, $600 or best of-
from household goods
stereo equip. rreaidmili CDo.
& more all for '1.2000
SPRAYERS- 2. $200 Will
SHARES OF STOCK in Big
Lake National Bank, (200),
$50 each. (941)626-9417
SLOT MACHINE- One arm
bandit, full size, Bally, bars
and sevens, $450 neg.
TROPHY'S- 31, Marble bas-
es, $40. or will separate.
CATTLE TRAILER- Goose-
neck, 24', swing gates, like
new tires, dual axle, $1700
E-Z ENTRY DRIVING CART
Forrest green w/26" wheels,
72" shafts & extras $375
15 acres, with pens and stalls.
Used but in good condition
* i 0
iSpecial Notice 0155 1
CONN TROMBONE- W/case,
excellent condition, $350
FRENCH HORN, Good condi-
tion in case. Ideal for begin-
ner. Pd $900, Asking $300.
GUITAR, Stella Harmony,
Made in the 50's. Excellent
condition. Asking $200.
ORGAN- Freedom II, Excellent
PA SYSTEM: 4 Chan. Peavey,
Rhythm Machine, Basement
Amp (Fender), Microphones...
$500 neg. (863)357-0406,
PIANO KIMBALL w/ bench
Like new, beautiful sound
PIANO, Baldwin, upright,
$300. (863)697-3389 ,
TENOR SAX- Conn, with case,
AFFENPINSCER- AKC, Fe-
male, Older, To a Seniors
Home $225. (863)983-6537
AKC REG. LAB PUPPIES
8wks old, all shots $325 ea
AMAZONS 2, 2 yr old, Orange
Winged. Need TLC $600. for
the pair or will sep.
863-634-2842 or 634-1987
AQUARIUMS (2) Already
est. w/ fish, decor & all acc.,
different sizes. $175 for all
or will sep. (863)228-7230
Australian Blue & Red Heeler
Pups, 8 weeks, working par-
ents on premises, $300.
BEAGLE, Female, Approx. 3
yrs. old. No papers. Will deer
hunt a little. Asking $200 neg.
Looking to buy small breed
puppies, will purchase
whole litter. Please call
MALE CHIHUAHUA- 8wks
old, very small, 1st shots,
1st $300 takes it.
SHOW RABBITS w/ nice
cages & accessories. $150
for all or will sep.
YORKI P00 PUP- tiny choco-
late male, adorable, shots,
$600 cash. (863)357-0037
YORKIE- Teacup, Female, 4
Ibs, 9 mo. old, Spayed. With
$1700. 863-634-9620 Okee
HOT TUB- 4 person, Nice,
Comes w/all'the goodies.
Located in Milbourne. Work
great! $350. (863)946-0296
ER- Sony, With 100 country
Bandsaw, 14 inch central ma-
chinery woodcutting with at-
CAR DOLLY- Good condition
DOG BOX, w/diamond plate
top & tool box, $350.
ELECTRIC WELDER- Lincoln,
with long leads. $100.
GENERATOR- Makita, brand.
new, never used, cost
$2000 sell for $1200
PARK SIZE SLIDE & 2 SETS
MONKEY BARS, stainless,
Home, (239)910-7853 cell
ADULT VIDEOS (VHS) 10,
Random titles. All for $75. or
best offer. Call
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted .830
Lawn & Garden 850
SPOTTED WALKER FILLIE
2 '/ yrs old, green broke, very
WELSH PAINT- 9 yr. old.
Gelding. Great rider & great
FENCING -4ft tall, 75+ feet,
12 posts w/cement, (2) 3ft
gates, w/ cross ties. Gd
shape $200 (863)634-0465
YOU A MORE INFORMED
( o wonder newspaper
rme ar more mpopularl
GARDEN TILLER- Yardman
MTD, rear tine, like new,
$450 or best offer.
GARDEN TRLR & 2600 WATT
GENERATOR- and misc
tools, $650 for all
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$700. Will separate.
42" cut, 15h/p Kohler eng.,
zero turn w/ attachments
RIDING -MOWER- Snapper,
good condition, $500.
RIDING MOWERS Snapper,
30" cut, 1) 18 h/p & 1) 8 h/p
$550 both or will sep.
ROTO TILLER, 4 Ft. Wide, Pull
Behind 40 hp riding mower &
4 Ft. Rake. $600 for both, will
ROTO TILLERS (2) 1 goes in
reverse, 1 nearly new, good
condition, kept inside, $350
for both (239)369-2564
BLACK ANGUS BULL
2yrs old. Gentle $1750
MALE GOAT- 9 mos old, tri
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO: 2/1
Watervlew, Furnished w/
Screened porch, boat slip,
pool, tennis. $1000mo.
Okee, 2BR/1 BA, w/screened
room, elec. boat lift, on wa-
ter, completely furn., $1100
mo. + sec. dep.
FOR LEASE, Free Standing,
1700+ sq. ft. Office Building.
Great location. Very visible.
Call for details. 863-634-7728
For Lease, needs build
out completed. Approx.
2000 sq. ft. willing to di-
vide into 2 separate of-
fice spaces, close to
hospital. For information
OFFICE SPACE -900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
helps you understand the
world around you.
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
2 lots & building for sale.
DIXIE RANCH ACRES- Cleared
1 acre, with oak trees. For
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobie Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, 1500 s'
DW, Newly remodeled 1/2
ac. Spot In The Sun $1100.
OKEECHOBEEo- 2br, 2ba,
water lot, dock, CBS garage,
screened patio 10min from
lake Okee by water. 2br's
furnished. $900 mo, 1st
& sec. (954)937-9636
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA DB 1/2 ac
Fenced. 3 bay barn. ATSpot
In The Sun $160,000.
OKEE- Waterfront 3BR, 2BA,
Double lot, 2-Living rooms, 2-
Carport's, 3-Storage sheds.
Jet Sklis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles!ATVs 3035
16ft long, 5ft wide. $100
AQUA SPORT, 20', 150hp
Johnson, runs & looks good,
BASS BOAT, 15' aluminum,
Mariner eng., 25hp, olive
well, troll, mtr., exc. cond.,
$2200. (561)662-7687 .
BOAT, MOTOR & TRLR- 14'
Run About, 2 seater, wind-
shield, 40HP Force, needs
work, $300 (863)675-1945.
BOATS FOR SALE (2) 14 Ft.
Bass Boat & 23' Cuddy cabin.
w/trlrs. $2500 for all. Call
(863)697-6203 after 6pm.
CAROLINA SKIFF 14ft
W/ '02 Merc. elec start 25h/p
motor, less than 20hrs, magic
tilt trlr, trolling motor, all like
new. Ready to go $3500 firm
w/45hp Chrysler motor, gal-
vanized trailer, $600.
GALAXY- 18', Stripped down.
$50. or best offer
Jon Boat, 12' Custom made
heavy gauge alum., w/9.9
Go Devil, low hrs., $2500.
JON BOAT, 12', Heavy Gage,
Custom Built w/9.9 hp.
Go Devil & trailer. Low hours.
$2500 863-467-9902 eve.
Opprtuite I 3I
Wanted Hunting Lease in South
or Central Florida
Small group of responsible christian police offi-
cers and a couple of business owners seeking
1000 to 8000 acres or more to lease in south or
central Florida to hunt deer, turkey, hogs. Will
manage property under the guidelines of the
Quality Deer Management Association. Possible
long term lease. No dogs or buggy hunting. Most-
ly archery hunting. Will provide our own insu-
rance. All of us are experienced hunters, non-
drinkers, non-smokers and willing to protect and
improve property. Please call (305)962-8054.
FORD TAURUS 1996, 4 Door,
White, 103K mis., Good A/C.
Good shape w/brand new
tires. $2500 (863)634-5473
FORD TAURUS WAGON- '92,
Can be fixed up or used for
parts. $500. (772)597-2912
Find it faster. Sellt sooner
JON BOAT, 14 Ft. w/trailer.
9.9 Johnson, New seats,
Live well. Runs great. $700.
MERCURY '01, 25 HR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
28', Class A, 40K mi, like
new, many extras, $24,000
COACHMAN MIRADA CLASS
A- '99, 28', 12K, Queen bed,
sleeps 6, Great condition
$25,000 863-697-3100 '
CRUISE AIR- '85, 460 with 4
barrel Holly carb. Runs
good, $6000 863-467-4890
ask for Robert
DAMAN CAMPLITE- '97, 21',
A/C, Stereo, Self con-
HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull
behind. $800. Or best offer
JAYCO 5TH WHEEL- 30; With
slide out. Great shape.
SKAMPER POP UP TRUCK
CAMPER- AC, awning, Heat-
er, stove, sink, sips 3/4,
$1850 neg. (863)801-3841.
YAMAHA RAVE RAIDER-
1100cc, 112hp with trailer &
HONDA CBR HURRICANE,
'90- approx 43K miles, runs
but needs work, $850 or
best offer (863)467-1189
Honda Goldwing Aspencade,
'86, 1200, tons of.chrome &
lights, runs great, $4200 or
best offer. (772)336-9589
nites & weekends or
HONDA REBEL, '03- like new
$2200 FIRM (863)675-4882
KAWASAKI KX60- runs great,
clean bike, $800.
MINI CHOPPER- 2 stroke, 25
mph, Black. $350,
SCOOTER- '04, 50cc, 4 cycle,
New Condition, $950
YAMAHA PW50, '00- new
YAMAHA SCOOTER- runs
good, $300 or best offer.
YAMAHA YZBO, '01- looks
and runs great, $1300 or
best offer. (863)357-1577.
HONDA 185S, '83 & SUZUKI
LT50 '87- run good, need
HONDA 4 WHEELER 200 in
excellent condition. Like
newly $1600 (863)801-1666
YAMAHA 350,-'86, blue, new
tires, good condition, $1000
or best offer (863)673-8741
Fleetwood Mallard, '02, 8x33
Travel Trailer, w/8 ft. slide-
out, loaded, a/c, awning,
outside room attachment,
sleeps 6-8, exc. shape, great
for hunting camp, $15,000
or best offer. 863-673-1282
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Car 4015
Four D brive, 4035
Heavy Duty Trcks4 40
Parts Repairs 4048
Pickup Trucks 4050.
Sport UtIm1 4055
Utility Trailrers 4065
ACURA INTEGRA 1995,
Sporty car, mileage 180K,
cold air, well-maintained.
CHEVY CAMARO Z28'94
Great for parts or project car.
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
'88, new battery, cold air, new
tires, runs good. $500
EAGLE TALON- '96, 2.0L, Au-
to. CD, Sunroof, 100,850
mi. Needs engine work
$1500. Neg. (863)675-4643
12 Okeechobee News, Thursday, August 11, 2005
GEO METRO '92 4 door,
runs good, auto, no a/c,
$750 or best offer
HONDA CIVIC 1995, Good
condition. Runs good &
Great on gas. $1500 or best
MERC. GRAND MARQUIS-
'95, 95K Good Condition.
OLDS CIERA '91
4 door, Runs good
$500 neg (863)675-4602
PONTIAC BONNIVILLE- '88,
Orig owner, Loaded, Cruise
control, Great shape. $2000.
INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, in compliance with the Consultants Com-
pettive Negotiations Act. FS 287-055, desires architectural services for the de-
sign and supervision of the following project
CONSTRUCTION OF A
PUBLIC SERVICES/HOMELAND SECURITY COMPLEX
INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
FORT PIERCE MAIN CAMPUS
Firms desiring to provide Professional Services for the subject project shall submit
one (1) original and four (4) cooles clearly Indicating the project for which you
are submitting. Please submit the following information In the order listed:
1. Letter of Interest
2. GSA Forms 254 and 255
3. Consultant Questionnaire Form (Can be obtained by calling the IRCC Facilities
Planning Office at 772-462-7360 or by e-mailing your request to pi-
4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from owners with whom you have had
experience in the past three (3) years
5. Copy of firm's current Florida Professional Registration License
6. If your firm is a corporation, please provide a copy of your current Forida Cor-
Submittal documents will be accepted in the Indian River Communitv Collene Fa-
cilities Planning Office Buildino "S" Room #233 3209 Viroinia Avenue Fort
Pierce FL 34981-5596 no later than 12-00 Noon on Thursdav SeDtember 1
2005. Submittals received after that time/date will not be considered.
Scope of services include, but are not limited to the design and architectural super-
vision of a Public Services/Homeland Security Complex to include Classrooms,
Fire Science Technology Labs, Law Enforcement Labs, Social Services Tech-
nology Labs, Auditorium/Exhibition Facilities, Student Services Areas, Physical
Education Areas, Office Facilities, and Support Services Areas.
The subject facility will located at the IRCC Fort Pierce Main Campus, 3209 Virginia
Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596 Please direct inquiries to the IRCC Fa-
cilities Planning Office by calling 772-462-7360. Thank you for your interest in
76257 ON 08/11,18,25/2005
PONTIAC FIREBIRD, '89- V6,
AC, runs great, $1500
TOYOTA COROLLA '92, 135k,
Cold A/C, new tire, Reliable,
Well maintained. $2000.
VOLVO SW- '89, Runs good.
Body good condition. $600.
Angela (863)610-0252 or
VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec-
tors, runs great, nds re-
stored, $1800 or best offer
(863)675-6214 after 6pm
VOLKSWAGON BEETLE 1971,
$1200. Runs, needs minor
FORD BRONCO, '87- full size,
multi color, runs needs
work, good tires, removable
top, $2000 (863)763,8725.
'FORD F150, '89, 4x4, new
mtr, new 5 spd. trans., new
upholstery, new brakes &
tires, cold air, needs body
worl 1 $2200.
i(63.16)6. 7151 eves
JEEP- '85, Selling pjars or
CADILLAC SEVILLE '93
For parts. $200
CAMARO '85- Z28, good for
parts only, $300
CAMPER- '98, fits Ford Rang-
er PU, low top, fiberglass,
$300. (863)763-8622 or
CAMPER SHELL for short bed
CHROME RIMS & TIRES -
18", like new, 6 lug, asking
$1200 or best offer.
CHRYSLER MINI VAN 1991,
Needs motor. $200
ELITE RIMS- (4), 16", No
tires. $500. or best offer.
HONDA 1987, 4 Door, needs
motor. $200 (863)467-2156
MERCURY SABLE, '94- good
motor, radiator just replaced,
good tires, bad trans, $600
RACING HOOD- After market,
Aluminum. $50. or best offer
TIRES & RIMS- 17", 5,LUG
Ford rims with tires. $100.
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INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
The Okeechobee County School Board will receive sealed bids for:
TWO(2) MAINTENANCE TRUCKS
MAINTENANCE TRUCK BID SPECIFICATIONS
* 2006 Model Year, 3/4 ton. Regular Cab (Example: Ford XL F250 Super Duty -
over 8,500#GVWR or equivalent)
* Two wheel drive
*Diesel engine (6.0L or equivalent) -
* Heavy Duty four speed Automatic Transmission with oil cooler
* Tires: LT 235/85R X 16 BSW
*Axle: 3.73 ratio
* Full size spare tire
* Heavy duty towing package including heavy duty alternator, suspension, arid
hitch with four (4) prong wiring.
*Reading 98 Utility Body (or equivalent)
* AM/FM Radio
* Air Conditioning
* Warranty equivalent to Ford's 5 year/75,000 mile Base Care/Ford Extended Ser-
*Paint color -While
The items listed above represent the MINIMUM requirements to satisfy this bid. As
stated above, equivalent items for those listed as "EXAMPLES" will be accepted.
It is also understood that STANDARD EQUIPMENT packages offered by different
vehicle manufacturers may vary. Any minor variances will not impact the validity
of the bid as long as the MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS listed above have been met.
SEALED BIDS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN AN ENVELOPE IDENTIFIED WITH THE
BID NAME no later than:
2:00 pm, Thursday, September 1,2005.
TO: Dale Barrtt, Director of Operations
Okeechobee County School Board
700 SO 2nd Avenue, Room 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
76595 ON 8/11/05
RIMS W/TIRES- 20" wheels
were on truck, $2000 call for
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt, Tur-
bo 350. $300 or best offer.
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt, Tur-
bo 700, w/GM converter,
$400 or best offer.
UTILITY BED Reading, for
1 ton truck. All doors lock w/
extra covered bin great shape
WENCH, Military Style,
10,000 lb., hydraulics, pow-
er take off & more. Excellent
cond. $400. (863)634-4202
WHEELS, Alcoa's, 16.5x12.
For late model 8 lug pattern.
DODGE DAKOTA- '95, Club
Cab, Loaded, Mechanically
sound. Needs breaks $2500.
FORD F 250 '01- 4x4, cold
air, 66,620 mi, $12,000:-.
FORD F150, '99- XLT, 4x4,
auto, AC, PL/PW, $5800,
Isuzu Hombre, '97, 73k orig.
mi.; 5 spd., cold arctic a/c,
exc. cond., $2395 or best
FORD BRONCO ,'89- 4x4, 1
owner, 114K orig miles, 302
V8, loaded, factory.trlr pkg,
JEEP CHEROKEE '90- Limited
Edition, leather interior, will
run but needs parts, $500
Tandem axle, ramp, pinto
hitch, 6K-8K lb capacity
$1500 (863)675-6651 after 6
DODGE CARAVAN, '97- 6 cyl,
3.0 auto, running like new,
nice paint, $2500 firm
FORD VAN- '93, Fully custom,
A/C, 4 captain seats, TV,
$3900. or best offer
i i 5005
FACILITIES MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT
CONCRETE PAD INSTALLATIONS FOR PAVILIONS
Bid No. 2005 -14
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County Florida, hereby requests sealed
bids to provide the following:
* Form, place and finish two (2) concrete slabs, each slab 22' x 32' x 4" with
footers for eight (8) posts (provided and-placed by owner) each looter being
20"x 20"x 5'.
* Concrete 3000 psi, with 6" x 6" woven wire mesh; all concrete reinforcing
steel to be Grade 60, deformed bars.
* Slabs are In different locations One slab being in the Ft. Drum Cemetery, NE
304th St. and'the other In the Basinger Cemetery, NW 178th Ave Okeechobee
* All concrete work to be In accordance with latest ACI Code.
* County to scrape grass, provide fill material, dig and place the eight (8) posts
before pour. Contractor to provide finish grading, compaction, and termite
* All applicable permits required will be provided by County. Contractor to
*Plans can be picked up at the Facilities Maintenance office located at 464
Hwy 98 North In the County Administrative Annex.
Please provide a written bid for the services as specified above in a sealed enve-
lope bearing the name and address of the proposer and the words "Pavilion slab
installations", BID NO. 2005 14" marked clearly on the outside. Upon award of
project, successful bidder will be required to furnish: (a) Certificates of insu-
rance coverage's with minimum $100,000 coverage for Workers Compensation;
(b) $300,000 minimum commercial general liability coverage; $300,000 mini-
mum automobile liability coverage, with "Okeechobee County" listed as an addi-
tional insured. (c) Copies of licenses of all contractors involved in project.
For more information contact Tony Ard, Facilities Maintenance Director at
The sealed bids shall be delivered to:
Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners
304 NW 2nd StL Room 106
Okeechobee County, FL 34972
Deadline: Wednesday August 24th, 2005 at 3pm.
Bids received after that time will be unopened.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibilities for any expense related to prepara-
tion or delivery of proposals, reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to
waive errors or Informalities and to accept the proposal: which, in ts judgment,
best serves the County's needs. -
Okeechobee County is an EOE/Drug Free Workplace.
Sharon Robertson, Clerk John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Okeechobee Board of Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners
76518 ON 8/11/05
OKEECHOBEE CO rTEY, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES
Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida, pursuant to Section
287.055, Florida Statutes, hereby issues this request for qualifications to provide
Architectural Services for the design and construction of a County Administration
Building. Services shall include, but not be limited to space planning, conceptual
planning, providing services for structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
engineering, drawings, preparation of preliminary and final construction drawings
with complete specifications and contract documents suitable for solicitation of
bids and permit issuance forthis project.
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Proposals to provide the services described herein shall include: a letter of trans-
mitlal requesting that the firm be certified as qualified to provide the required pro-
fessional services, organizational profile and Firm's qualifications, resumes of
Individuals to perform the work, scope of services proposed, public entity crimes
affidavit, standard forms SF 254/255 and other pertinent data as outlined in the
i. information regarding the Firm.
Interested firms shall submit an original proposal and eight (8) copies thereof in a
sealed enclosure bearing the name and address of the proposer and the words
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES by 4:00 p.m. local
AT,: 0.,' h.,]n. ;-r:,iT., 1'. ri r. 1,t:hr...bee County Courthouse. 304
*iw ,,m j~,tc ,:,.:,=. fi i, i rr,:.t iL 'I?;. Proposals received after the
i. 4 'iA ii 'i.,i I i l: 'h-i I' .I .. .
enced project or for all referenced projects; waive technical errors and infor-
malities not inconsistent with FlRoidda Statutes, and to accept the proposal, which,
in its sole judgment, best serves thepublic interest
Okeechobee County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
r,.i,'-",,:, i-',' : ,- John W. Abney, Sr.,Chairman
b,... v. -:1 1.,-.ur, i:.,:,,i,.::,.,,,w,. Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida Okeechobee County, Florida
76582 ON 8/11/05
BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
July 26, 2005
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, Au-
gust 25, 2005 at the District Office, State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida 33830 for the following work.
Bids received will be opened and publicly read aloud in the Planning Multi-Pur-
pose Conference Room. Sealed bids may be mailed and must be received prior
to bid opening to State of Florida Department of Transportation, 801 North Broad-
way Ave., Attn: District Contracts MS 1-18. Bartow, Florida 33830. IIf the bid
amount is greater than $250,000.00 on construction projects, the Contractor
must be pre-qualified as required by Florida Statute 337.14(1) and Rule Chapter
Proposal Forms will not be issued alter 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednes-
.l, ,, .,,, i \ '--. Plan holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on Fri-
NOTICE TO BIDDERS: YOU MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS AND/OR
BID DOCUMENTS BY FAXING A FAX ORDER FORM TO (863) 534-7172. THIS
FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT WWWDOT STATE FL US/CONTRACTSADMI-
NISTRATIONDISTRICT1 FIRST TIME BIDDERS MUST ATTEND AN ORIENTA-
TION MEETING IN ORDER TO RECEIVE BID DOCUMENTS FOR MAINTENANCE
PROJECTS ONLY YOU MUST INDICATE ON THE FAX ORDER FORM OF YOUR
INTENT TO ATTEND THIS MEETING. NEW BIDDERS ORIENTATION MEETING
HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2005 AT 2:00 PM. FOR
TECHNICAL QUESTIONS REGARDING SPECIFICATIONS OR PAY ITEMS, CON-
TACT THE PROJECT MANAGER LISTED.
(CONTRACT NO. E1FOO-RO) COUNTY: DISTRICT WIDE (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL
PROJECT NO 419340-1-72-01; Work consists of Void Filling and Surface
Realignment (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Roxann
Lake, (863) 519-2680 roxann lake(@dot state fl us THIS CONTRACT HAS A
LIMITING BUDGETARY AMOUNT OF $100,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS
(CONTRACT NO. ElF01-RO) COUNTY POLK, (0 FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
Work consists of Thermoplastic Symbols and Retro-Reflective Pavement Marker
Removal and Replacement.
(Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: David Barthle.
(863) 519-4315 david barthle(dot state flus BUDGET AMOUNT $260,000.Q0.
NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1FO2-RO) COUNTY HIGHLANDS & Okeechobee: (D FUNDS): FI-
NANCIAL PROJECT NO 418563-1-72-01 & 419278-1-72-01; Work con-
sists of Mechanical Sweeping. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT
MANAGER: Gary Bumett (863) 386-6104 oarv bumett(dot state fl us BUDGET
AMOUNT $21,692.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F03-RO) COUNTY LEE, COLLIER, CHARLOTTE, GLADES &
HENDRY: (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECTNO: 414949-1-72-01; Work consists
., L,,,,l' i,,;,,,. i i h,- ,,';,Tit .:,:I (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE:
I:HI4 T ril.T ,Al :, .,,n i,:i ii- 656-7812 scottteets dot state fl us
Chris HoT (239) 656-7885 chris'hofTdot state fl us BUDGET AMOUNT
$500,000. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra-
tor, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transpor-
S ii,,,', l r,, ii,.,,I .. ,, ,ii-'' horida 33830, or PO Box 1249, Bartow,
'.,n.) 0:'" i :Ii,,- I li.';1 n ; .'.. Checks should be made payable to the
State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will be made. The right
is reserved to reject any or all bids.
Bid Solicitation Notice in accordance with Chapter 337 FS.
District Contracts Administrator
71679 ON 08/04,11/2005; CGS 08/04,11/2005
Legion group plans steak dinner
The Soris of the American Legion will host a steak dinner Sunday,
Aug. 21, Irorr .3 until 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E.
Second St., for a $9 donation. The menu will consist of steak, baked
potato, salad, roll, dessert and coffee oi lea. For information, call (863)
Church planning trip
The Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church is sponsoring a trip to The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will conduct their monthly
Orlando to see the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes on Saturday, Dec. meeting on Friday, Aug. 19, at noon at the Okeechobee County Library,
10. The bus will leave the church at 200 N.W. Third Street at 8 a.m. The 206 S.W. 16th St. The purpose of the meeting is to enhance prevention
performance is at 11 a.m. The cost is $65 per person. For reservations, and intervention of at-risk youth in Okeechobee County. The public is
call Fran at (863) 357-1713. Payment is due before Aug. 21. invited to attend. For information, call Pat O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.
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