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Vol. 97 No. 125 Friday, May 5, 2006 50M Plus tax


Inside

Woman charged
with trafficking
An employee of a Palm
Beach Gardens periodontal
office was arrested by local
authorities Wednesday on
charges of prescription fraud
and drug trafficking.
Kristen Lynn Barker, 32, N.W
34th Ave., in Okeechobee, was
arrested and charged with two
counts of obtaining prescrip-
tions by fraud/forgery and two
counts of trafficking in
hydrocodone. She was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail
under a bond of $210,000.
Barker was an employee of
the periodontal office and
allegedly used office computers
and forged her employer's sig-
nature to get the prescriptions,
states an Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) arrest
report.
Page 2


Earth Day projects
keep students busy
Earth day was celebrated at
Everglades and we enjoyed a fun
filled week of earth projects and
activities. In Mrs. Murrish's and
Miss Wisecarver first grade class
their earth day project was on
ways to save our rain forests. In
Mrs. Hollin's first grade Science
Spot Skit on water conservation.
Students learned how important
it was to conserve water. Mrs.
Laskey's first grade class earth
day project was learning how to
grow bean plants. Mrs. Parrish
and Mrs. Bartlett's first grade
Earth Day project was on ways
to conserve Energy. Mrs. Osuld-
sen's first grade class project was
on ways to recycle and reuse
trash.
Page 3

O'Connor, Eagle
take bass tourney
Harrison O'Connor (11-14)
and Mike Eagle (15-18) took first
place in the Big "0" Junior Teen
Anglers bass tournament held at
the Okee-Tantie Marina last Sat-
urday afternoon.
O'Connor brought 9.3 lbs. of
bass to the scale for the win. He
also took big fish honors with a
5.55 lb. beauty.
Mike Eagle's single catch of
the day was enough to give him
first place in his division. It
weighed in at 6 lbs., also giving
him big fish honors in his age
division.
Page 7

Drought Index
Current: 560
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.34 feet

Lake level
LastYear:
14.74 feet .
(SOURCE: South
Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level.)

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Scores show mixed results


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There was good news and
bad news when the Florida
Department of Education recent-
ly released the FCAT scores for
third grade reading and mathe-
matics. All of Okeechobee's ele-
mentary schools showed
improvement in reading, but
only two showed improvement
mathematics.
"Seminole did a great job in
math," said Sharon Suits, director


of K-12 accountability and
assessment for the school dis-
trict. "However, our shining star
was reading and writing."
She said the school system
was really pleased with results in
those areas.
At Central Elementary School
the percentage of third graders
scoring at grade level or above is
76, up from has last year's 67.
However, they are down quite a
bit in mathematics. Last year's
third graders at Central scored 81


percent at grade level or better in
mathematics, this year's class
scored 63 percent.
Everglades Elementary
School followed the trend by also
making improvements in reading
but dropping in mathematics.
This year's third graders scored
71 percent in reading, compared
to last year's 62 percent. Last
year's third graders scored 75
percent in mathematics. Howev-
er, they dropped to 68 percent
this year.


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North Elementary School fol-
lowed the same pattern. Their
third graders scored 73 percent at
grade level or higher this year in
reading, compared to 64 percent
last year. In mathematics, they
dropped from 76 last year to 72
this year.
Seminole Elementary School
third graders scored 49 last year
in reading and bettered their
score to 63 this year. In mathe-
matics, they showed a significant
gain from last year's 44 to this


year's 61.
The reading score at South
went up from 60 last year to 65 this
year. South was the only other
school to show an increase in
math scores. Last year's third
graders at Central scored 65 per-
cent in mathematics. This year
they scored 70 percent.
Those third graders who failed
reading and do not get a wavier
will have to go to reading camp
See Scores Page 2


Handyman's



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is revoked

By Pete Gawda pool and spa on their property.
Okeechobee News In their written complaint, they
cited poor workmanship,
At their meeting on Tuesday, financial dishonesty and the
May 2, the Okeechobee County fact that the job was finished
Construction Industry Licens- but the contractor would not
ing Board heard complaints correct any problems.
against a local contractor and The board viewed pictures
revoked a handyman registra- of the pool and spa.
tion. The building official, Arnold
The board considered the Verwey, furnished the board
complaint of Ron and Christi with a list of nine discrepancies
Schmidt against Mark Troendle in {he installation of the pool
d/b/a TNT Construction. The and spa.
Schmidts alleged that Mr.
Troendle'improperly installed a See Con t reactor Page 2


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This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) map shows the segments of the Herbert
Hoover Dike that COE designates as "Reaches." The City of Okeechobee is at the top
or northern end of the lake. Canal Point is about two-thirds of the way down on the right
side of the lake. Belle Glade.and South Bay are at the bottom of the graphic. On the left
side of the graphic are the cities of Clewiston and Moore Haven.

South end of lake at most risk


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A recent report issued by the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) stated
that the Herbert Hoover Dike
has a 50/50 chance of failing
within the next four years. Even
so, the situation may not be so
bad for Okeechobee.
In spite of talk of plans to
evacuate residents of Palm


Beach County living neai the
lake, Okeechobee and the area
on the northern end of the lake
is relatively safe.
"No question about it," said
Luis Ruiz, chief of geotechnical
branch of the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers (COE) Jacksonville
district, "the south end of the
lake faces the biggest risk."
He noted that the land is
lower at the southern end of the


lake.
The SFWMD report is based
on COE data concerning the
condition of the Herbert Hoover
Dike. The 140-mile earthen dike
that encircles Lake Okeechobee
was built in stages. President
Herbert Hoover signed legisla-
tion to begin the project in 1930
and it was completed in the
1960s.
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Fiery drama
Tiki King (left) and Colton Nosworthy, both members of
'The fire within' drama troupe from Okeechobee Church of
God, performed at Thursday's observance of a National
Day of Prayer. The dramatization of "Voice of Truth" spoke
of the protection from God for those believing in Him.







2 The Okeechobee News, Friday, May 5,2006


Woman facing charges of drug trafficking


An employee of a Palm Beach
Gardens periodontal office was
arrested by local authorities
Wednesday on charges of prescrip-
tion fraud and drug trafficking.
Kristen Lynn Barker, 32, N.W.
34th Ave., in Okeechobee, was
arrested and charged with two
counts of obtaining prescriptions
by fraud/forgery and two counts of
trafficking in hydrocodone. She
was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of
$210,000.
Barker was an employee of the


periodontal
office and
allegedly used
office comput-
ers and forged
her employer's
signature to get
the prescrip-
tions, states an
Okeechobee
County Sher- Kristen
iff's Office Barker
(OCSO) arrest
report.
Barker was arrested by the


Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force
without incident on May 3.
When contacted by the task
force, Barker's employer stated
that she did prescribe a pain killer
for Barker following a tooth extrac-
tion in late August of 2005.
According to the affidavit, dur-
ing an audit the periodontist found
31 fraudulent prescriptions that
were allegedly written by Barker.
The affidavit goes on to state
that on at least two occasions,
March 3 and April 14 of this year,
Barker submitted prescriptions to


an Okeechobee pharmacy for
Vicodin, which is a form of
hydrocodone. She reportedly
received 16 of the pain killers with
each prescription. The combined
weight of the 16 pills was 10.299
grams, which constitutes traffick-
ing. By law, a trafficking in
hydrocodone charge is warranted
when the weight of the pills is
between 4 and 14 grams.

Vicodin is a schedule 3 narcotic,
stated the affidavit.


Clewiston cop charged with selling drugs


CLEWISTON A sergeant with
the Clewiston Police Department
(CPD) was arrested Thursday, May
4, for allegedly selling drugs while
on duty.
The Florida Department of Law
Enforcement (FDLE) and the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
(HCSO) made the arrest after an
undercover investigation revealed
the alleged involvement of Sgt.
Brian K. Kniceley, 42, Thursday
afternoon.
An FDLE press release said
Kniceley was arrested at the CPD
and charged with two counts of
official misconduct, one count
unlawful compensation or reward


for official behavior and two counts
sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet
ofaschool.
The four-month investigation
began in December 2005. FDLE
special agents reportedly uncov-
ered that Kniceley was using police
databases to gather criminal infor-
mation and other personal infor-
mation on persons, and then sup-
plying the information to known
contacts in exchange for money.
The press release states that an
undercover police officer made
contact with Kniceley, and during a
conversation Kniceley told the
undercover officer that he could get
information for him.


In March, Kniceley reportedly
met with the undercover officer
again and provided him with crimi-
nal and personal information
allegedly gathered from police
databases, continued the release.
Kniceley also told the undercover
officer it would be easy to find the
person with the information he had
given him. For the information,
Kniceley accepted $100, stated the
FDLE release.
Agents said Kniceley was in uni-
form and on duty at the time of the
exchange.
Kniceley supposedly continued
contact with the undercover officer
and allegedly told him he could get


him some marijuana. In April,
Kniceley contacted the undercover
officer twice and told him to come
to his home in Clewiston to pur-
chase the marijuana he had dis-
cussed, stated the report.
On both occasions, continued
the release, Kniceley received
money in exchange for the mari-
juana. During one of the transac-
tions agents said Kniceley was in
his police uniform and on duty.
The investigation was conclud-
ed with assistance from the CPD
and their officers assisted in the
arrest of Kniceley on Thursday.
Kniceley will be booked into the
Hendry County Jail.


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Contractor

Continued From Page 1
In his defense, Mr. Troendle
furnished a letter from engineer
Wayne Block. In the letter, Mr.
Block described his examination
of the pool and spa.
"Your pool and spa plumbing
is more than adequate as
designed," Mr. Blockwrote.
However, an opposing view
was offered in a letter from anoth-
er engineer, Jason Price. Mr. Price
listed the problems that he
observed and cited recommenda-
tions for correcting those prob-
lems.
,- -After hearing both sides of the
case, the board decided that there
were violations of the building
code. They determined that the
two engineers, Mr. Verwey and a
representative of TNT Construc-


tion meet and work out correc-
tions to the building code viola-
tions before the next meeting.
Certified contractor licenses
are issued by the Florida Depart-
ment Business and Professional
Regulations (DBPR) after builders
pass a state administered exami-
nation on their specialty. These
licenses are regulated by the
DBPR and can be revoked by that
department if building code viola-
tions warrant it.
However, Mr. Troendle is a reg-
istered contractor. His license was
issued by the construction indus-
try licensing board after he took a
county administered test. There-
fore, the board could revoke his
license if building code violations
warrant suct action.?
Brian Miller, d/b/a as Miller
Handyman Services, faced two
complaints. The first complaint,
from Rachel Phillips, was tabled
from last month because Mr.


Miller was not present at that
meeting.
In her written complaint, Ms.
Phillips cited poor workmanship,
contractor taking an unreason-
ably long time to do the job and
financial dishonesty. She also
alleged that the contractor left the
job.
The board determined that
there were several building code
violations, but declined to act
until they heard the second com-
plaint against Mr. Miller.
The second complaint against
Mr. Miller was filed by William
Pennington. Mr. Pennington hired
Mr. Miller to do some work in his
bathroom. Mr. Pennington
alleged that the work was not
completed and had to be finished
by K Builders. As a result of Mr.
Miller's work, Mr. Pennington
claimed he received water dam-
age to carpet in the adjoining bed-
room.


Mr. Pennington produced an
invoice and cancelled check to K
Builders to verify his claim.
The board determined that
there were building code viola-
tions in this case also and they
voted to revoke Mr. Miller's
handyman registration.
The handyman registration is a
local designation issued by the
construction -industry licensing
board. There is no test involved
and the registration is intended to
govern workers who perform a
variety of home repairs that must
cost less than $1,000. Since this
registration is issued by the board,
the board has the authority to
revoke it if building code viola-
tions warrant such action.
In other action, the board
agreed to sponsor Willie Smiley to
take the drywall exam and busi-
ness and law exam.


Submitted photo

Arrests help Red Cross
Billy Dean (left) and Teresa Chandler (right) will be
arrested on warrants Friday, May 5, and their bail has
been set at $1,000 each. They are being arrested as part
of the American Red Cross' Heroes Campaign, and their
bail money will go to help the Red Cross. To bail the cou-
ple out of jail and donate to the Red Cross at the same
time, call (863) 467-1570 with your pledge. All proceeds
will stay in Okeechobee County.


Scores

Continued From Page. 1
this summer and then pass the
FCAT in order to be advanced to
the fourth grade.
Districtwide, the percent level of
third graders scoring grade level or
higher in reading is 70 percent,
which is up from 61 percent from
last year. However, in mathematics
there is a slight drop form 68 per-
cent last year to 67 percent this
year.
One thing that is new this year is


that parents will be able to log unto
the internet on the FCAT parent
network at www.fcatparentnew-
work.com to view their child's
reading and mathematics scores.
That information became avail-
able May 3.
Ms. Suits said it is up to the
schools to distribute the login infor-
mation to the parents. Since it is
secure information, it cannot be
given to the children to take home.
Schools have the option of mailing
the information to parents, giving it
out at a school event or having par-
ents pick it up.


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Lake

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A 1993 COE report divides the
levee into eight numbered sec-
tions designated as Reaches.
They are not numbered consecu-
tively.
According to Mr. Ruiz, each
Reach is 15 to 20 miles long. The
boundaries of a Reach are deter-
mined by natural barriers that
would contain the water if the
dike were breached at that Reach.
Beginning at the top of the
lake and going clockwise, Reach
5 extends from the Kissimmee
River to Nubbin Slough and cov-
ers most of Okeechobee County.
Reach 7 extends from Nubbin
Slough to the St. Lucie Canal,
while Reach I goes from the St.
Lucie Canal to Belle Glade and
includes Canal Point. The south-
ern end of the lake around South
Bay makes up Reach 3. Clewiston
is included in Reach 2 that
extends northwesterly to Moore
Haven. Reach 4 covers the area
between Moore Haven and a
point near the mouth of Fisheat-
ing Creek. The lakeshore
between Reach 4 and the mouth
of the C-40 canal make up Reach


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6. Reach 8 extends from there to
the mouth of the Kissimmee
River.
"We will repair the whole
thing," Mr. Ruiz said of the entire
dike. That work is pending avail-
ability of finds.
However, he said that Reaches
4, 5, 6 and 8 were relatively safe.
The most concern, he said is
expressed about Reach 3. Histori-
cally, before the dike was built,
Lake Okeechobee flowed into the
Everglades through Reach 3 and
parts of Reach 2 and Reach 1.
Mr. Ruiz said the emphasis is
on Reach I because of the risk to
population and property. A levee
failure there would have the
largest impact, he said.
He said Reaches 1, 2, 3 and 7
were priorities because they offer
the biggest risk.
He noted that in the 1928 hur-
ricane when there were only
small muck dikes around the
lake, there was extensive IlIn ii
from (,v'ri(ippilin, of the d(ike in
the arn-.i ,I lir:.i 1, However, the
water did not overtop the dike at
the northern end of the lake
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report. He, too, stated that the
land is higher here than at the
southern end of the lake. He said
the lake level at the north end of
the lake would have to reach 25
or 30 feet before water would
come over the top of the dike.
However, he mentioned there
was concern about piping, or
internal seepage. The only way
he knows of stopping this is to
pour concrete on the dike.
Mr. O'Neill said that the Rim
Canal could possibly contain or
slow up water from a breach in
the dike.
The emergency management
director said as a result of the
report, he would be a little more
aware of the situation. However,
he said he has been aware of the
situation for several years and that
the COE has been writing about it.
"We didn't think it was as bad
as iI I .~ i ti i put out," he added.
John Abney, chairman of the
Okeechobee County Board of
C inIv Commissioners, said the
commissioners will be discussing
the report.
"We've all got to be con-
cerned," he said. "If the governor
is concerned and water manage-
ment Is concerned, we need to be
concerned,"


County Administrator George
Long stated that the report proba-
bly would not change the coun-
ty's hurricane plans but the coun-
ty would take at look at it. He
thinks the report will not likely
make any significant change in
the county's plans since there is
less likely to be a dike failure at
the northern end of the lake. He
also asserted that the greatest
hazard is on the south end of the
lake.
"We need to do everything we
can to encourage congress to
upgrade the structure of the
dike," he added.
Evidently, the governor's office
did not think that the risk to Okee-
chobee County was too great.
Copies of the governor's letter to
Assistant Army Secretary John Paul
Woodley on the condition of the
dike were sent to the commission-
ers of Palm Beach, Glades and
Hendry counties and to the mayors
of South Bay, Belle Glade, Pahokee,
Moore Haven, LaBelle and Clewis-
ton. Okeechobee County and the
City of Okeechobee were omitted
from that list.
A call to the governor's office
for clarification on this issue was
not returned by newspaper dead-
line.


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Earth Day projects keep kids busy


Earth day was celebrated at
Everglades and we enjoyed a fun
filled week of earth projects and
activities. In Mrs. Murrish's and
Miss Wisecarver first grade class
their earth day project was on
ways to save our rain forests. In
Mrs. Hollin's first grade Science
Spot Skit on water conservation.
Students learned how important it
was to conserve water. Mrs.
Laskey's first grade class earth day
project was learning how to grow
bean plants. Mrs. Parrish and Mrs.
Bartlett's first grade Earth Day proj-
ect was on ways to conserve Ener-
gy. Mrs. Osuldsen's first grade
class project was on ways to recy-
cle and reuse trash.
Mrs. Brady's second grade
class participated in campus
cleanup. The students learned the
Earth savers Pledge and picked up


held a plant drive for the courtyard Water" school wide Coloring con-
garden. test.


trash around the school. Ms.
Stokes second grade class Earth
Day project was called "Trash
Bashing" Ag in the classroom. The
students identified and sorted
trash that is biodegradable,
reusable and recyclable. Mr.
Wrights's second grade class dis-
cussed ways to recycle.
Everglades Elementary school
fourth grade glass Earth Day proj-
ect was a combined effort with
Mrs. Fuller, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs.
Robertson, and Mrs. Davis classes


Thank you during Earth week
the Everglades Student Council
and Mrs. Patty Coyne presented
environmental messages each day
during the morning announce-
ments and would like to thank the
students and the staff for remind-
ing all of us that Earth Day is Every
Day and we can make a differ-
ence.
Everglades Elementary School
would like to send a special Thank
You to the South Florida water
Management Service Center, Niki
Spencer and Lora Gardner for the
wonderful materials and activity
books on water conservation for
our teachers and students. Thank
you South Florida Water Manage-
ment District, RJ Gators, and River-
side Bank for sponsoring the "Save


Winners of the South Florida
Water Management Earth Day
2006 Coloring Contest winners
were for or kindergarten class,
Yasmine Cabrera, Samuel Clark,
and Fernando Gonzalez-Mendez.
First grade winners were Verenise
Lopez-Santos, Montana Marge-
son, and Alexis Ortiz-Chavira. Sec-
ond grade winners were Annalleli
Hernandez, Jacob McGehee, and
Mercedes Washington. Third
grade winners were Sandra Her-
nandez, Jasmine Hernandez, and
Amber Evans. Fourth grade win-
ners were Araceli Hernandez,
Daniel Alvarez, and Heather Sills.
Fifth grade winners were Hayley S.
Sarra, Carissa Quesada, and Eliza-
beth Yanez. Congratulations to all
of you.


National excellence award honors IRCC adult education


FORT PIERCE Indian River
Community College (IRCC) has
been selected as a national win-
ner of the prestigious, MetLife
Foundation Community College
Excellence Award for making
great strides in helping low
income and minority youth and
adults meet their educational and
career goals
IRCC is one of only two com-
munity colleges in the nation to
receive the coveted award which
was presented at the American
Association of Community Col-
leges (AACC) Convention in Long
Beach, Calif., on April 23.
The IRCC Adult Education
Division was selected for leader-
ship, innovative programming,
and success in meeting the learn-
ing needs of low income, first
generation in college, immigrant
and working students. Targeting
those who do not traditionally
have access to higher education,
the IRCC Adult Education Divi-
sion provides free GED Prepara-
tion, adult high school, adult
basic education/literacy instruc-
tion and English as a Second Lan-
guage education to more than
9,000 students annually at 25
locations throughout the Trea-
sure Coast.
IRCC now has the second
largest adult education program


in the state.
Unique to the IRCC program is
strong emphasis on helping adult
education students to transition
into and graduate from career
training and college degree pro-
grams. Last year, 26 percent of
IRCC graduates started in an IRCC
Adult Education program.
"By using a team approach
throughout the college, we are
able to put students' needs first in
a comprehensive, coordinated
way. It's the consistent dedica-
tion, effort and enthusiasm of our
IRCC team in helping students to
reach their potential that won this
national award," said Dr. Edwin
R. Massey, IRCC president.
As the national award winner,
IRCC will receive $30,000 to be
matched dollar-for-dollar by the
State of Florida, with the $60,000
to be awarded to IRCC Adult Edu-
cation students as college schol-
arships.
"The members of the IRCC
Adult Education Department are
committed to helping students
prepare for a better future, so it's
very fitting that we use the award
to provide scholarships that help
our students continue their edu-
cation," said Dr.Tony lacono,
IRCC assistant dean of Adult and
Developmental Education.
All aspects of the college were


evaluated during a rigorous on-
site visit by Dr. Leslie Haynes of
Jobs for the Future, which admin-
isters the award for the MetLife
Foundation.
The 2006 MetLife Foundation
Community College Excellence
Award is presented in recognition
of excellence in three areas:
effective strategies and practices
that benefit under prepared stu-
dents; implementation of these
practices on a large scale across
the institution; and, improved
academic and economic out-
comes for students.
To meet these criteria, IRCC
demonstrated development and
implementation of new and cre-
ative programs, including:
Student-centered GED pro-
grams enabling students .to pro-
ceed at their own pace at times
convenient for them, as well as
GED instruction online;
Development of a personal-
ized education and career plan
for every Adult Education stu-
dent;
A Career Quest program that
helps students to determine a
career and education path and
reinforces skills and attributes,
such as responsibility and prob-
lem solving;
Community outreach with
Spanish and Creole-speaking


staff to support students and
active recruitment of students in
neighborhood settings;
Opportunities for students
to enter occupational training
programs while preparing for
their GED and the chance to earn
high school and college credits
simultaneously through dual
enrollment; and,
Transition Scholarships to
pursue a degree or certificate at
IRCC.
"MetLife Foundation estab-
lished the Community College
Excellence Awards to bring
national attention to the impor-
tant role community colleges
play in providing educational
access and opportunity to stu-
dents of all backgrounds," said
MetLife Foundation president and
CEO Sibyl Jacobson. "Through
the awards, MetLife Foundation
accelerates the diffusion of effec-
tive practices and policies by rec-
ognizing institutions that pro-
mote and support the education
of underserved students."
Indian River Community Col-
lege and LaGuardia Community
College were recipients of the
2006 MetLife Foundation Com-
munity College Excellence
Award, with four other 2006 final-
ists.


Community Events

Church hosting Bible school June. Camp dates are: June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-23; and, June 26-30.
The cost is $100 per camper, and campers should provide their own
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will host their snacks and lunch. For information, contact Sue Arnold at (863) 763-4630.
annual vacation Bible school June 12-16 from 5 until 8 p.m. This year's
theme is Treasure Seekers, exploring God's promises. A nursery will be
provided for helpers and those taking part in the adult class. Dinner will Reunion planned for '60s classes
also be provided. For information, call (863) 763-4021. There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, 4276 U.S.
Youth summer camp planned 441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. There will be a special trib-
lYouth summer camp planned ute for Johnny Mack Kinsaul If you are a member of a class from 1960-
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual summer 1969 you are invited to attend. For information, call (863) 763-6464 or
camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12 during the month of (863) 763-8865.

Obituaries


William Arthur Arnold
William Arthur Arnold of
Okeechobee, age 67, died May 2,
2006 at his residence. He was
born Feb. 5, 1939, in New York
City, N.Y. He was a member of the
American Legion and enjoyed
woodworking.
Mr. Arnold is preceded in
death by his son, Joseph Arnold.
Survivors include his wife of 33
years, Joan L. Arnold; daughters,
Bonnie Bloom of Boynton Beach,
Terri Mullins of Gilbert, Ariz., Bar-
bara Adams of Moore, Okla.; son,
Kenneth Mettler of Summerville,
S.C.
Memorial services will be held
Sunday, May 7, 2006 at 2 p.m. at
the American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. Commander Dan
Fennell will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made in Mr. Arnolds'
name to Hospice of Okeechobee,
411 S.E. Fourth St. Okeechobee,
Fla. 34974
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

John Wesley
Summerall, Jr.
John Wesley Summerall, Jr.,
age 48, died May 1, 2006 in Okee-


chobee. John was a native of Fort
Pierce. He was a labor foreman
for the County Road Department.
Survivors include his wife of 34
years, Judy Summerall of Okee-
chobee; sons, John W Summer-
all, III, Mack J. Hubbard, IV, and
Joseph R. Hubbard, Sr., all of
Okeechobee. He is also survived
by siblings, Loudel Huggins of
Fort Pierce; his brother, Jerry
Dawson of Jacksonville, and
George Summerall of Tucson,
Ariz.; his nine grandchildren and
one great-grandchild.
Visitation was held Thursday,
May 4 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the
Haisley Funeral Home Chapel.
There will be a service Friday, May
5, at 1 p.m. at Haisley Funeral
Home Chapel, followed by burial
at White City Cemetery. Those
unable to attend may sign the
guest book at www.haisleyfuner-
alhome.com.

Carolyn Elizabeth
Dean
Carolyn Elizabeth Dean of
Okeechobee, age 56, died May 3,
2006 at her residence. She was
born Oct. 14, 1949 in Circleville,
Ohio and was a resident of Okee-
chobee for the past six years. She
was a lover of animals, especially
dogs.


She is survived by her mother,
Ruth Weltz of Okeechobee, two
brothers, Paul William (Edie)
Dean of Miami, and Harold Don-
ald (Ila) Dean of Winston Salem,
N.C.
The family had decided not to
have visitation or services at this
time.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Melissa Sellers
Melissa Sellers, age 37, of
Okeechobee,
died May 4,
2006 at Rauler-
son Hospital.
Ms. Sellers
was born Feb.
22, 1969 in Ft..
Pierce to Billy
and Ann
Rucks, She
was a sales- Melissa
person with els
AutoZone and Sellers
an avid fisherman. Ms. Sellers


was raised in Okeechobee and
she was of the Baptist faith.
Ms. Sellers is survived by two
daughters, Stacy and Stephanie
Sellers of Okeechobee; her
mother and father, Ann and Billy
Rucks of St. Cloud; two brothers,
Scott (Debbie) Rucks of Tyty,
Ga., and Jeff (Carol) Rucks of
Bristol, Ga. She is also survived
by her grandmother, Blanche
Brasington of St. Cloud; step-
grandfather, Joe Brasington of
St. Cloud; and three nieces.
Funeral services will be held
at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel. Inter-
ment will follow at Evergreen
Cemetery with Pastor Dewey
Feezell officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please
make donations at Harbor Feder-
al Savings Bank in Melissa's
memory.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.


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Water's Edge Dermatology will treat you with all
the care and expertise you expect.

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Program to award


four-year scholarships


Forty-one deserving middle
and high school students from
St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin,
and Okeechobee counties will
receive a valuable incentive for
future success. At a scholarship
awards ceremony held at Indian
River Community College, the
students will become the 2006
recipients of four-year tuition
President's Challenge to
SOAR/Take Stock in Children
Scholarships.
The scholarship program is
designed to motivate and assist
students who show academic
promise and might not other-
wise have the opportunity to
attend college. The scholarship
recipients are matched with
adult volunteer mentors from
the community who provide
guidance and encouragement.
All the selected scholarship
recipients sign a contract agree-
ing to maintain good grades,
stay out of trouble, stay away
from drugs and alcohol, and
graduate from high school.
Those who meet the challenge
will receive a scholarship to
attend Indian River Community
College for two years, followed
by two years at a Florida public
university.
Megan Kirkland, an eighth
. grader from Lincoln Park Acad-
emy in Fort Pierce will receive a
scholarship dedicated to the
memory and legacy of the late
Governor Lawton Chiles, estab-
lished by Michael D. Minton,
partner in the law firm of Dean,
Mead, Minton and Zwemer. The
scholarship is awarded through
the Lawton Chiles Memorial
Scholarship Endowment.
The scholarship program
was established ten years ago,
and 21 high school seniors who
were awarded the scholarship
in middle or high school will be
recognized at this year's cere-
mony. These students have met
the challenges required to
receive the scholarship and will
be attending IRCC in the fall.
Seniors Caitlin and Christin
Kiefer of Sebastian River High
School will share their insights
about the program during the
ceremony.
In addition, mentor Lynn
Harvey will talk about her men-
toring experience and the value
of mentoring. .Lynn mentors


Caitlin and Christin Kiefer.
Jimmie Anne Haisley, Execu-
tive Director of the IRCC Foun-
dation, will welcome the schol-
arship recipients and their
families to the event. The schol-
arships will be presented by
Karen VanDeVoorde, Executive
Director of Secondary Educa-
tion and Dr. Duncan Pritchett,
Superintendent of Schools, Indi-
an River County School District;
Debbie Hayner, Coordinator,
Volunteer Services, Martin
County School District; Mary
Hurley, Assistant Superinten-
dent, and Dr. Patricia Cooper,
Superintendent, Okeechobee
County School District, and
Mary Holmgren, Director of
Development, St. Lucie County
Education Foundation, and
Michael Lannon, Superinten-
dent, St. Lucie County School
District.
Including the 41 recipients
for this year, 494 President's
Challenge/Take Stock in Chil-
dren scholarships have been
awarded to students, with the
provision that they meet the
challenges and graduate from
high school.
Making the scholarships pos-
sible are many local businesses,
organizations, and individuals.
In Martin County, the Sailfish
Point Foundation contributed
10 of the 11 Martin County
scholarships to be awarded.
Quail Valley Charities, John's
Island Community Service
League, Neill's Farm, State Farm
Insurance, Williamson Cattle
Company and many more have
contributed to the program. The
program is coordinated locally
by the IRCC Foundation, which
is offered in cooperation with
the Indian River, Martin, Okee-
chobee, and St. Lucie County
school districts, as well as Com-
munities in Schools in Okee-
chobee.
Take Stock in Children 2006
new recipients with middle
school information from
Okeechobee County (all
attend Okeechobee Freshman
Campus) included:
Ericka Cervantes, Miriam
Hernandez, Rebekka Hair, Jas-
mine Mendoza, Ruby Estrada,
Leslie Garcia, Richard Hall,
Robert Tijerina, Jr., Shakedral
Rembert, and Darlene Rivera.


Children's and men's wear infant, educational
materials, toys, pre-teen, maternity, home goods,
kitchen ware and furniture Consignment Boutique
"has just expanded and relocated to 116 East
South Park Street. (Located in the adjacent retail
building to Chamber of Commerce and City Police
Department).
Now accepting gently worn (season appropriate)
clothing, infant items, and a new line of home goods
and furniture. Visit our new location Monday through
Saturday and shop (or) call (863.467.1705) Lance's
Treehouse, for an appointment to deliver your
consignment items.



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WORK: In regard to the Speak Out on who will pick citrus, vegeta-
bles, lay sod and dig ditches the white people and blacks will. That's
right. It would also lower our unemployment. The farmer will pay
more because we know the laws and we won't work for peanuts.

LANGUAGE: We speak English and every single immigrant needs
to learn to speak English. This is the United States of America an
English-speaking country. You want to speak Spanish like one other
person wrote, then go back to Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala or wherever
but don't come here and expect to change our country to suit your
needs. Our National Anthem will only be in English; the Spanish ver-
sion has to be destroyed.

HOW?: I have nothing against immigrants coming here, and I
know they do the menial work that Americans do not want to do for
lower pay. What I do have against them is how so many automatically
get on our welfare system and collect Social Security when they have
contributed nothing to it? I wanted help for my father and could not get
it because he made $50 a month too much. I see very able-bodied
immigrants on the system, how?

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Community Events


Local Democrats will meet
The monthly public meeting of the Okeechobee Democratic
Party will be held Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at Beef O'Brady's,
608 S. Parrott Ave.. Stephanie Locke of Martha's house will be the
guest speaker. Everyone is welcome.

Library hosting Medicare Part D classes
Free Medicare Part D Assistance ends May 11. Free classes are
being offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 until 7 p.m.
at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St.

Denny Holerger benefit planned
Former Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) deputy
Denny Holerger was recently diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's
Disease). A benefit will be held Friday, May 12, from 10:30 until 2
p.m. across from the OCSO, 504 N.W. Fifth Ave., in the open lot
by the Sheriffs department. Dinners will be sold and will consist,
of Boston butt, potato salad, green beans and rolls for $6 each.
Deliveries will be made by the COP Volunteer Program. Call Car-
..Ii'noi \P AlA 1A70i (OAf0Q 2A rOnI rI 'Q i C 1Q .Q


Bikers ride for Pregnancy Center
Motorcycle riders will meet at the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave., Saturday, May 13, at 8 a.m. to ride for the
Pregnancy Resource Center. The bike ride will be 160 miles
around Lake Okeechobee. For information call Gene at (863)
634-1723, Debbie at (863) 634-6252 or Sam at (863) 634-8980. All
funds will be donated to the Pregnancy Resource Center that'
helps young mothers in crisis.

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The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach and the Treasure
Coast, Inc., will meet Monday, May 15, at 9 a.m. in the Area
Agency board room, 1764 N. Congress Ave., Suite 201, in West
Palm Beach. For information, call Heather Newsome at (561)
684-5885.

Driver safety course offered
An AARP Driver Safety Course will be held at The Gathering,
1735 S.W. 24th Ave., on Saturday, May 13, and Saturday, May 20,
from 8 a.m. until .12:30 p.m. Tuition is $10 and must be paid by
check only. Please call to sign up for class. This is the last class
until September. You do not have to be a member of AARP or
have AARP auto insurance. All seniors 55 and over are invited.
Consult your auto insurance agent for your three-year discount
upon completion of class. The class is scheduled for two, four-
hour days. The instructor will be Mrs. D.J. Bryan. For information,






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Prepare now for the
safety of your family
Last year, our nation experi-
enced one of the most destructive
hurricane seasons ever as hurri-
canes ripped through the Gulf
Coast states, forcing the evacua-
tion of millions, and leaving thou-
sands without power, many with-
out homes, and causing billions
upon billions of dollars in dam-
age. Florida was no exception. In
fact, the effect of the 2005 storms
was greatly magnified as Floridi-
ans still work to recover from the
devastation of the 2004 hurricane
season.
The serious level of destruc-
tion from the 2004 and 2005
storms is a clear signal for all of us
to take action to prepare for the
quickly approaching 2006 hurri-
cane season. No matter where in
this great state you may reside -


be it the Keys, the Panhandle, the
First Coast or Central Florida all
those who live, work and play in
the Sunshine State must under-
stand that each one of us has a
stake in our respective communi-
ties and must assume our individ-
ual responsibility to prepare for
disaster.
I urge everyone to take the ini-
tiative now. Prepare yourself and
your family for the next hurricane.
It could be just around the corner.
Practice the three steps of disaster
preparedness -- make a plan,
make a kit and get informed.
Make an emergency plan so
you know exactly what steps to
take if you need to evacuate:
where to go, what to do with pets
and how to meet up with family
members if you need to leave
quickly. Every home should have
a disaster supply kit with a bat-
tery-powered radio, new batter-
ies, enough food and water to


Upcoming Events

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come
and see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Mor-
gret at (800) 932-8677.
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 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)
467-9833.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and
also an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead. Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For informa-
tion, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.

Saturday
Okeechobee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
is an organization of descendants of those who won our freedom in
the American Revolution and promote pride in America. They will
hold their monthly meeting on the first Saturday of each month. The
next meeting will be Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Oakview
Baptist Church, Building B, 677 S.W. 32nd St. If you are interested,
we welcome your visit. For information, contact Kenna Noon at
(863) 763-2815 or (863) 634-5669.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., October through May.
An invitation to attend is extended to anyone eligible for member-

(863) 763-2815, or registrar Donna Webster at (863) 763-7056.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30
a.m., at the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride
at 8 a.m., weather permitting. For information on the ride for the
week or any questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-
1841, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-
6257.

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
/IA A \ nnan 19 eatn mootinn frnim 7-..4 until RA-fl n-m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. I nira bt.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact
David Fox at (863) 763-3296.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Beef O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863)
467-0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the
Grace Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone
currently home schooling or interested in home schooling is wel-
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era (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For infor-
mation, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
_en, 4"7flo kl %I 1l;.W. k Ni th Av ,.,. o ntn;ii 6 p.m. wsith Irene I little a
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.}


supply your family for 72 hours,
and any necessary medications.
(The Web sites www.Ready.gov
and www.FloridaDisaster.org are
wonderful sources of information
for disaster planning and prepar-
ing your supply kit.)
It is also vital to stay informed
during a storm. Listen to the radio
or TV newscasts before and dur-
ing an evacuation and follow
reports on the weather conditions
in your area. In the coming
weeks, look for further informa-
tion and reminders regarding all
aspects of hurricane and disaster
preparedness from FEMA, state
and local disaster officials.
As individuals do their part to
prepare for the upcoming hurri-
cane season, FEMA is also doing
its part by hitting the Florida
roads. Disaster recovery program
managers from FEMA's Long-
term Recovery Office in Florida
are currently crisscrossing the


state, meeting with local officials
in all 67 Florida counties, answer-
ing questions and strengthening
the relationships that will facilitate
a speedier recovery from future
disasters in Florida.
I cannot overemphasize the
incredible importance of prepar-
ing now. The precautions you
take today may save your life
tomorrow. Careful preparation
can also possibly save the lives of
others, such as first responders.
Please take time to prepare your-
self and your family today. It is
your civic duty and responsibility
as a resident of the great state of
Florida.

Scott R. Morris
Director, Florida
Long-Term Recovery
Federal Emergency
Management Agency


Community Events

OHS yearbook sales end today
The 2006 Brahman Yearbook sales will end Friday, May 5. If
you would like to reserve a copy, you can do so during both'
lunches in the OHS Journalism room (1410). The cost of the
book is $45. Checks should be made payable to OHS. You will
be able to pick up your book on May 11, during both lunches in
the Journalism room.

Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, May
5, and Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be
held at the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue Volunteer House,
located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Ave. next to
the Hospice Residence. All proceeds benefit patient care in
Okeechobee. All yard sale donations will be accepted at this
location.

Restaurant to host mobile blood unit
Florida Blood Center Mobile Unit will be at R.J. Gator's, 102
S.W. 14th St., on Saturday, May 6, from 3 until 8 p.m. Donors will
receive a $10 gift certificate.

Church to hold yard sale
New St. Stephens A.M.E. Church will hold a yard sale at the
parking lot of the Brahman Theatre, 1500 S Parrott Ave., Satur-
day, May 6, starting at 7:30 a.m.

Benefit planned for Don Pettigrew
A benefit will be held for Don Pettigrew on Saturday, May 6,
from noon until 6 p.m. at Style Studios on S.R. 70 E. The benefit
will include giveaways, a barbecue and a car and bike wash. Mr.
Pettigrew was in a head-on collision in March. All .proceeds
from the benefit will help pay for his medical bills and medica-
tions. For information, contact Donna Cheney at (863) 634-
0057.

Talk show deals with the homeless
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
May 6, at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcast at I and 6 p.m. on WWFR
91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Louise Hubbard, exec-'
utive director of the Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council,
Inc. The topic will be the homeless population. For information,
contact the Homeless Resource Center at (772) 778-4234 or the
Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council at (772) 567-7790.

Ministry plans ladies meeting

ing Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. at the St. Lucie Village Town Hall,
located at the corner of Old Dixie and St. Lucie Blvd. A revival
will be held May 4 through May 6 at 7 p.m. For information, con-
tact Ronnie and Becky Trammell at (772) 519-6003.

History van to visit library
The WQCS Oral History Project Story Van will be visiting the
Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16 St., May 8-10. To make
an appointment to record your memories of the Okeechobee
area, contact Janie Gould at (772) 462-7822; or, toll free at (888)
286-8936.

Raulerson will host Blood Mobile
Florida's Blood Centers Blood Mobile will be at Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., Tuesday, May 9, from 9 until 11 a.m.
All donors will receive a T-shirt, 50 percent off Medieval Times


Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tues-
day, May 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene Fellow-
ship Hall, 425 S.W. 28th Street. Agenda items will include the
2006 Assessment Team Report, grant opportunities and fund-
ing, as well as short and long term goals. Lunch will be provid-
ed. Please RSVP for lunch by Friday, May 5. For information, call
Mary at (863) 634-6403; or, email mwjohns@ictransnet.com

'77 class reunion being planned
The class of 1977 is planning their to 30-year reunion. All
members of the class of 1977 will meet Tuesday, May 9, at the
Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 S.R. 441 S.E. Dinner will be at 6
p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. For information, call
Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101; Cindy Bennett
Hortman at (863) 697-9817; or, Toni Bennett Doyle at (863) 634-
9491.


Healthy Start board will meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will meet Wednesday, May 10, at 11:30 a.m. in their
office at 575 S.W. 28th St., which is in the New Endeavor High
School building. The meeting is open to the public. For informa-
tion, contact executive director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.

Advisory and provider meeting set
The Okeechobee County Advisory and Provider meeting will
be held Wednesday, May 10, at 12:30 at the Okeechobee Health
Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.

Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will meet Wednesday, May 10, at 11:30 am at 575 S.W.
28th St. For information, call Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.




OTHER AREA NEWS 5


Audubon goes back to nature


Science lesson
Students in Ms Enfinger's class, at Central Elementary,,
examine Owl Pellets, as part of their science lesson.
Justin Fletcher and David Tinsley worked very hard on
this project.


Glades County Roundup


MHHS Class Reunion'
The MHHS Class of '86 is hav-
ing its' 20 year reunion on Home-
coming Weekend this year. Orga-
nizers are inviting the Class of '87
and Class of '88 to join the fun, as
well. Reunion planners are in
need of assistance in locating and
notifying all members of the
above classes. The initial plan is to
have a tailgate type get-together
the night of the Homecoming
Game and, on the following day,
have a BBQ for the family at the
City Park or a similar location.
Anyone interested in assisting may
contact David Lee at dlee-
1967@skyeone.comn or (863) 946-
2512.

School Advisory
Council to meet
The School Advisory Council of
Moore Haven Junior-Senior High
School will hold its regular month-
ly meeting on Monday, May 8, at 7
p.m. in the media center.

Parenting seminar
planned for May 5.
Calling All Parents a free pres-
entation "Six Hours of Effective
Parenting: How to Parent the Dis-
obedient Child" is coming to
LaBelle. The featured speaker will
be Dr. Paul Hofacker,. a clinical
psychologist expenrehced in %x ork-
ing with disruptive and challeng-
ing youth. Register today to
reserve your seat by calling FDLRS
Heartland at 1-800-316-7057. Se
hablaespafiol.
The event is planned for Friday,
May 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30
p.m., at the Dallas Townsend Agri-
cultural Building, 1085 Pratt Blvd.,
LaBelle. There will be free hand-
outs, materials, and door prizes.
Snacks and a bag lunch will be
provided.

CREWneeds
volunteers
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking volunteers to assist resi-
dents with repairs and continued


clean up efforts in the aftermath of
Hurricane Wilma. Carpenters,
electricians, plumbers, drywall
installers and other trade skills are
needed and anyone willing to lend
a hand! For more information, e-
mail
CREWheadquarters@aol.com or
phone (863)0983-4316 or (863)
946-1457.

CREW seeks
donations
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking donations of building
materials and supplies, including
lumber, nails, drywall, etc. to
assist residents with repairs and
continued clean up efforts in the
aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.
Donations, including monetary
contributions, are tax deductible.
For more information, e-mail
CREW headquarters
@aol.com or phone (863) 983-
4316 or (863) 946-1457.

Hurricane
disaster relief help
Possible Help is still available
from the local Community
Rebuilding Ecumenical Work-
force (CREW). But you must reg-
ister again! Call CREW at (863)
'983-4316 or
email to: CREWheadquar-
ters@aol.com. If you have regis-
tered and do not hear from us by
the end of March, please let us
know. CREW offices are at 352 W.
Arcade in Clewiston, and at 300
Avenue L in Moore Haven (inside
the Methodist Church).

Free services
to help elders
Center for Independent Living
will be doing outreach on a regu-
lar basis at the Moore Haven,
Clewiston, and LaBelle sites
between the hours of noon to 2:
30 p.m. You can contact Tera or
Linda at the Center for Indepen-
dent Living at (941) 766-8333 in
Charlotte County to find out the
days that they will be available in
those areas.


By Bill Fabian
Special to Okeechobee News
HENDRY/GLADES A region-
al chapter of the Audubon Society
has been established in the
Hendry and Glades area, giving
residents the special opportunity
to meet other nature enthusiasts
and become involved in conserva-
tion and education activities in the
local community.
According to Hendry-Glades
Secretary Margaret England and
Chapter President Stephen
Buczynski, the chapter of Hendry-
Glades Audubon became Florida's
43rd Volunteer Society on Jan. 14.
Among the current activities
the Audubon chapter participates


in is a birding tour of Storm-water
Treatment Area Five (STA-5),
where many species of native
birds and wildlife are observed
every second Saturday during the
months from October to April.
According to Mr. Buczynski,
most of the participants in the tours
of the STA-5 located approxi-
mately 20 miles south of Clewiston
off of SR 835 are birders from
throughout the state, and a lot of
nature enthusiasts in Clewiston
may not be aware that such a
haven for wildlife and natural
beauty exists so close to Clewiston.
"The majority of our member-
ship is from LaBelle and other
areas, and we are looking to recruit
new members from the Clewiston


area," said Mr. Buczynski. "The
Audubon Society is about conser-
vation and education. We would
certainly like to see this community
and its residents become more
involved and appreciative of its nat-
ural beauty," he said.
The monthly meetings of the
Hendry-Glades Audubon Society
chapter are currently held in
LaBelle. The next meeting is
scheduled for Monday, May 8,
when guest speaker Marianne
Korosy, a researcher at the Kissim-
mee River State Preserve, will
speak and present information
about grasshopper sparrows, an
endangered species native to the
area.
The meetings are held at the


Dallas Townsend Extension Office
at 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. The
May 8 meeting will be the society's
final meeting before adjourning
for the summer months, after
which meetings will resume in
September.
Additional 2006-2007 officers
and board members include Vice-
President Norman Dillman, Trea-
surer Janet Falk, and board mem-
bers Arthur Gallagher, Martha
Valiant, Nikki Yeager, Teresa Lazar,
and Sonny Mowbray.
Potential new members inter-
ested in joining the Audubon Soci-
ety are encouraged to contact Mr.
Buczynski by calling (863) 902-
0856 or by e-mail
(stephenbuc@earthlink.net).


Inland port proposed


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to Okeechobee News
BELLE GLADE The Port of
Palm Beach presented local leaders
with an overview of an ambitious
plan to alleviate the deep conges-
tion of commercial traffic on the
eastern coast of Florida with the
construction of an inland port
cargo complex that will run
through the Glades itself.
Still in its conceptual phase, the
project represents one of the
biggest opportunities yet for the
local cities to position themselves
for a possible economic boom.
Leaders expressed their excitement
for the concept at a recent meeting
of the Glades cities.
The idea behind an inland port
is grounded in the fact that many
commercial transportation corri-
dors along the east coast are being
slowly pushed to, literally, a grind-
ing, halt in favor of, the growing
developments sprouting up
throughout the county.
SAccording to the Port of Palm
Beach, it currently takes four hours
for a commercial shipment to
make its way through the gates in
Miami with the traffic disruption
that trucks see on 1-95 and the Flori-
da Turnpike.
Railways are no different. There
are 200 rail crossings on the south-
eastern FEC Railway between the
Port of Palm Beach and Port of
Miami alone.
"We are being squeezed for
additional space and we see inter-
national trade doubling in the next
15 years," said Lori Baer, Director of
the Port of Palm Beach.
Ms. Baer and Belle'Gladde C&i-
missioner G\\en Asia'-\ illiaims,'onf
a recent trade mission trip to
Trinidad, saw how successful an
inland port could be in Florida and
the Port of Palm Beach decided to
move forward on the conceptual
planning.
"We can do this in our own
backyard," Ms. Baer remembered
Ms. Asia-Williams saying.
The inland port cargo complex
would re-route the traffic to areas
where the roadways are still able to
conduct the heavy activity without
much of the issues now plaguing
port activity in othet ateas.
The complex, in its early con-
cept, will consist of approximately
3,500 acres located in or around
South Bay, with added rail connec-
tivity and access to S.R. 80 and S.R.
27. The idea will allow trucks to uti-
lize S.R. 27, which is just west of
heavily populated areas and sea-


port rail connections extending
through the region will allow for
vast quantities of cargo to be
moved through newly created cor-
ridors, with a centralized complex
near the Glades.
The inland port complex near
the South Bay area would central-
ize cargo distribution systems,
including rail and truck, into one
complex that would be located far
outside the congested areas on the
eastern coast. The complex. itself
could create many new jobs.
The plan calls for several new
railways to connect counties like
Broward, Miami and Palm Beach
to existing rails stretching. to the
west coast in a more direct path
than the present rail system allows.
"We're not the first to figure out
an inland port is the way to go,
we're the first to figure out how to
apply it in Florida," Ms. Baer
explained.
Among the industries poised to
take advantage of such an inland
port is the building materials indus-
try, including steel- and lumber-
producing companies. According
to the Port, the market for the sup-
ply of construction materials,
including cement, is steadily rising
and ports are struggling to keep up
with the demand.
As an unintentional, yet much-
welcomed addition, the inland port
could be used in times of emergen-
cies to deliver vast amounts of nec-
essary supplies and aid. In the case
of an approaching hurricane, the
system could be used to transport
people from the area and provide
for quick response afterward.
-: The next-step ;in the process is a,
feasibility siud\ carried out b1 the,
Florida Departmenit of Transporta-
tion. The project will require signifi-
cant investment and engineering as
it rnmoes forward in the next few
months. The completion itself, if
everything moves forward success-
fully, is still years,ahead.
Local leaders expressed their
interest in the plan.
"Regardless of which city [the
complex is built on]," said Com-
missioner Asia-Williams, "it will
benefit the entire community.
Pahokee Mayor J.P. Sasser
agreed, but is concerned that the
project will encounter opposition
from environmental groups. "It's
going to take all of us to pull a rab-
bit out of the hat on this." Address-
ing representatives of the Port of
Palm Beach, he said, "I think you
just got some extra players on your
team."


Glades County Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
(GCSO), the Seminole .Police
Department (SPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC).
Shawn Moore, 45 of Ft. Laud-
erdale was arrested April 22 by
Deputy Bryan Enderle on charges,
of Possession of Cocaine, Posses-


sion of Cocaine with intent to sell,
Possession of a weapon by a con-
victed felon and Display of a
weapon during a felony. His bond
was set at $40,000.
Rickie Cook, 45 of Lakeland
was arrested April 23 by Sergeant
Dewayne McQuiad on charges of
Possession of controlled substance
without prescription and posses-
sion of marijuana under 20 grams.
His bond was set at $5,000.
David Mitchell, 26 of Lakeland
was arrested April 23 by Sgt.


Dewayn McQuiad on charges of
Possession of cocaine, Possession
of a controlled substance without
prescription, Possession of Marijua-
na under 20 grams, and Possession
of drug paraphernalia. His bond
was set at $7,500.
Jamie Smith, 58 of Okee-
chobee was arrested April 29 by
SPD Officer Goodman on charges
of Driving under the influence, driv-
ing while license suspended, reck-
less driving and open container. His
bond was set at $750.


Donnie Thomas, 51 of Arca-
dia was arrested by Deputy Wayne
Stripling on charge of reckless driv-
ing, driving under the influence and
driving while license suspended.
His bond was set at $750.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome, to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


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Harrison O'Connor brought 9.3 Ibs. of Okeechobee large- Mike Eagle took first place in the 15-18-year old division of
mouths to the scale Saturday to win the 11-14-year old divi- the Big "O" Junior Teen Anglers bass tourney held last Sat-
sion of the Big "0" Junior Teen Anglers bass tournament urday afternoon at the Okee-Tantie Marina. Eagle's bag of
held at the Okee-Tantie Marina. O'Connor also took big fish fish contained one fish that weighed in at 6 Ibs., giving him
honors in his age division with a 5.55 Ib. beauty. big fish honors in the age group as well.


O'Connor, Eagle take teen bass tourney


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Harrison O'Connor (11-14)
and Mike Eagle (15-18) took first
place in the Big "0" Junior Teen
Anglers bass tournament held at
the Okee-Tantie Marina last Satur-
day afternoon.
O'Connor brought 9.3 lbs. of
bass to the scale for the win. He


also took big fish honors with a the club's monthly bass tourna-
5.55 lb. beauty, ment. They returned to Okee-


Mike Eagle's single catch of the
day was enough to give him first
place in his division. It weighed in
at 6 lbs., also giving him big fish
honors in his age division.
Twenty-three young ;anglers
and their boat captains took to the
water at safe light to compete in


Tantie at noon for weigh-ins.
In the 11-14-year old division,
Kyle Monti claimed second place
with 7.25 lbs. .
Garrett Farmer took second
place in the 15-18-year old divi-
sion with 5.4 lbs. of fish.
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Jr. Rodeo Finals
slated for May 5-6
The Florida Junior Rodeo Asso-
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Friday, May 5, at 7 p.m. and Satur-
day, May 6, at 2 p.m., at the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic Center,
4200S.R. 70 E.
Three Okeechobee youngsters
will compete for the state champi-
onship in pole bending, goat tying
and team roping.
The public is invited.

Baseball competition
takes place on May 6
The Pepsi pitch, hit and run
competition is the official skills
competition of major league base-
ball. This annual event, hosted by
the Okeechobee County Parks and
Recreation, will take place Satur-


day, May 6, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
at the Okeechobee County Sports
Complex Baseball Field #4, N.W.
27th Lane.
The competition is for children
ages 7-14. Age is determined as of
July 17. Boys and girls will compete
together.
Registration will take place the
day of the event.'
For information, contact the
Parks & Recreation at (863) 763-
6950.

Fundraiser benefits
OHS volleyball teams
The public is invited to dine at
the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700
S. Parrott Ave., on Thursday, May
11, from 5 until 8 p.m. to help raise
money for the Okeechobee High
School volleyball teams.
Members of the teams will be
waiting tables to raise money for


summer camp. Members of the
squads will get to keep all their tips
- just ask the cashier which tables
are being served by OHS volleyball
players.

Pop Warner grid
sign-ups slated
Pop Warner football and cheer-
leading sign-ups will take place at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
on May 20, June 10, June 24, July 1
and July 15 from 10 a.m. until 2
Sp.m.
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring the
child's last report card, a current
year physical from your doctor and
a copy of the child's birth certifi-
cate.
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863) 634-
3482 or Albion Crowell at (863)
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Coloring contest winners


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Earth Day called for a celebration of color. Central Elementary School students submitted
entries to the coloring contest sponsored by South Floridla Water Management District,
R.J. Gators and Riverside Bank. Winning entries were chosen from each grade with fourth
grade winners, (left to right) Abril Maldonado, Hayleigh Price (not pictured) and Selina
Sanchez showing their colors.


Community Outreach and Media Specialist from South Florida Water Management District,
Nikki Spencer (left) and Tabitha Trent from Riverside Bank were on hand last Thursday to
present awards to students from Central Elementary who were winners in the coloring
contest sponsored by SFWMD, R.J. Gators and Riverside Bank. Winners were chosen
from each grade with third grade prizes in the contest awarded to (left to right) Tristan Her-
nandez, Carley McCoin, and Teodora Yanez.


Central Elementary fifth grade students participated in the Earth Day coloring contest with
winners chosen from each grade. First second and third place winners from the fifth grade
included: (left to right), Cain Elliot, Brooke Snyder and Francisco Sanchez. Each first place
winner was awarded a $25 savings bond provided by Riverside Bank, second and third
place winners received gift certificates for R.J. Gators and art supplies from South Flori-
da Water Management District (SFWMD). Community Outreach/Media Specialist from
SFWMD, Nikki Spencer (left) and Tabitha Trent, branch manager of Riverside Bank were
on hand for the awards presentation.


To celebrate Earth Day, Central Elementary students had a coloring contest sponsored by
South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), R.J. Gators and Riverside Bank. First,
second and third place winners were chosen from each grade. Kindergarten students, (left
to right) Daniel Mederos, Jermaine Moore and Zerryn Snow show their winning pictures
with contest judges, Nikki Spencer of SFWMD and Tabitha Trent from Riverside Bank.


Community Events
Church hosting revival Main Street plans mixer Learning group panel to meet
A revival with Brother Larry NLx will be helday 17 through May The Main Street Mixer \iull be held Thursday, May 18, from 5 until 7 The finance operations committee o the Early Lear ning Coall-
;9 at 7 p m. at the Haven of Rest Pentecostal Church, 180 N.W Third p.rn at The Dust Collector, 118 S E. Park St. Jimmy Scott Osceola %\ill tion will meet May 2-1, at 10 a m. at the One Stop Career Center, 2401
St. For information, call PastorTom Velie at (863) 357-3053. present his paintings. S. 29th St.; North Portable, in Fort Pierce.

Free nutrition clinic offered Interviews slated for new director
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian Early Learning group to meet
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be holding interviews for an A full coalition meeting is planned for the Early Learning Coali-
Center, 916 W. N. Park St., on Monday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m. For infor- executive director on Monday, May 22, at 9:30 a.m. at the One Stop tion of Martin and Okeechobee counties, Inc., on May 24, at 1 p.m.
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Benefit planned for burn victim School board to discuss grants
Barbecue chicken dinners will be sold Friday, May 19, at 504 N.E. In conjunction with the Community Collaborative Council meeting, Coalition committee will meet
Sixth Ave. for Jennifer Bussey, who was severely burned. Dinners the Okeechobee County School Board will be discussing several grants
can be either picked up or delivered between 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the 2006-07 school year. The meeting will be held in the School Board The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indi-
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dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship
program. It's a proven life-chang-
ing program that provides four-
year college scholarships to
deserving sixth and ninth graders
in local communities. The men-
tor meets with the student one
hour per week at his/her school.
Volunteer opportunities are avail-
able in Indian River, Martin, St.
Lucie and Okeechobee counties.
Please call the Indian River Com-
munity College Foundation at
(772) 462-4786.

Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive '-Halflway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Jordan
Bernay at (863) 357-0047.

Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information,
call (561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-
2227.

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church
Lending Library at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second. St. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486 audiocas-
settes, including audio books,
plus Christian romances and 575
videos. Prepare a paper on com-
parative religion, a book report,
programs for men, women or
children, a craft project or a Sun-
day school lesson. We use the
Dewey Decimal System, the
same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we
can and do preview our media.
Currently, the library is staffed
Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30
p.m., and Wednesday evening
from 6 until 8 p.m. Contact'Doris
I Entry at (863) 467-1548.

Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave.,
English as second language class-
es, Monday -Wednesday from 9
a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30
p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until
4 p.m.;One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park
St., adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle
School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Monday through Wednesday,
from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second
language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.


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G.ie Away 140,
Garage/Yard Sdai 145,
ParC eats -: 150,
.Spcial Notices 155



Babysitter Needed, 2 children,
2-4 yrs of age. avail, any-
time, preferably in home.
Refs req'd. (863)697-2066
BABYSITTER NEEDED to care
for 2 young children. 4- '.
days per week. Rel required
Call Valerie 863-697-2181


DOG- Found on Drive In Rd.
SWk/end of 4/28th Small Ter-
rier. Please
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SET OF KEYS: # of keys on
Lg. ring found with Master
Lock.. Found in vic. o01 Padgett
II Store. (863)467-2072
STUFFED TOY- Found on
1/4/06 on the Lake Okeecho-
bee Scenic trail. Taylor Creek
/Jaycee Park 863-357-0448
ZIPPO LIGHTER, engraved,
found In Okeechobee DOF
parking lot. Call to identify.
(863)357-0448
FINd It as tr. Sal It soon-
We hi the clmlfssle


BULL MASTIFF- Male
130-140lbs. Missing bottom
K-9. Vic. E. Palomar & S. Edge
Water 863-673-2113 Reward
Cat, grey & white, female, 13
yrs. old, scar on lip,
(863)261-4166
DACHSHUND, Leopard Color,
Black & Grey Spots. Unique
looking. Male. Vic. of 15A &
15B. Reward. (863)697-1421
DOBERMAN, black & tan,
John Deere collar, vic. of NW
50th & 441. REWARDI
(954)326-2083


DOG, MIn. Schnauzer, ligr
gray female, "Abby", was in
car accident on SR 80.
REWARD. (407)718-0958
DOGS, Neutered male chihua-
hua & female beagle in Muse
area. (863)674-0874 or
(239)425-7016.


BASSET HOUND, Male, 2
years old. Free to good
home. (863)763-4052
CURR & PIT MIX- 7 weeks.
Give away to good homes.
(863)675-2844
FREE GERMAN SHEPHERD
PUPPIES great watchdogs,
all shots. (863)983-5597
Kittens, 3 males, 2 females,
very adorable, litter trained, 6
wks. old, to good home only.
(863)634-9245
KITTENS- FREE Lovable.
Ready on 5/23/06.
(863)467-8464
PIT BULL MIX- male, brindle,
free to good home.
(863)675-4697 LaBelle


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



A Hi-tech company needs:
TECH SUPPORT
w/good hardware,
computer & Internet skills.
Pick up application
@100SW 15th St.or
Fax resume to 863-467-0816
A/C SERVICE TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401K.
Also taking apple's for Helpers
(863)763-8391
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is seeking a full time
Outside Sales Consultant.
The right applicant will:
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Be well organized
Preferably have previous sales experience
Be a good team player
Be able to handle pressure
Have computer skills
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potenbal for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disabljty, insurance
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Generous time off program


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CAREGIVER/SITTER: Needed
8pm-8am in Okeechobee area.
Serious inquires call Elaine
863-484-0829.
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779




HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATORS
Exp. only need apply.
Scrapers, Loaders,
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Okeechobee Counties.
DFWP, EOE
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to
(561)799-5650

Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items h
the classifeds


HIRING FRONT
DESK/HOUSEKEEPING
F'T. Apply in person at Pier it
2200SEHwy441l
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must nave own bass boal
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
LEAD POSITION AVAILABLE
For Infants & Toddlers
Call Wendy at Faith Academy
Preschool (863)763-8800
MECHANIC NEEDED
@ Feed Mill
E.,perlericed Diese Mechanic
Experience on Semi Traclor
Trailers a plus, Benetils avail
Apply at: Sylreti Feed Co.,
3079 NW SI, Okeechobeec
(863)763-5586
NEEDED IMMEDIATELY
LABORER & PIPE LAYER
For Underground Company
in Ft. Pierce. 863-610-0889

HELP WANTED
.I Local cleaning
company seeking
FU TIME/MRTTIME
employees. GOOD PAY.
3 Shifts, 3:30pm-11pm,
4-11pm, 5-11pm. Mon. -
Fr., 1 Sat. per mo. day-
time. Must have valid FL
DL, trans. to & from
work, no criminal record.
For Application call
863-763-0902
DFWIEOE
SUNCOAST MENTAL
HEALTH CENTERS
Masters level Counselor/
Social Worker & Bachelors
level Case Manager needed
for Okeechobee to work
with children and adolescents.
Rexible FT/PT, bi-lingual a
plus.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898.
TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDEDIII
Must have Class A CDL
We have Benefits, Paid
Vacation, Paid Insurance &
Bonuses. Home every night.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th Street, Okee


SECRETARY
NEEDED
Must have
knowledge in
clerical/accounts
receivable,
Inventory..
APPLY IN PERSON
Walpole Feed.
& Supply
Hwy. 98 North



Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant Needed. Full Time
in busy medical office. Exp.
necessary. Fax CV to
863-582-,9800.


HOUSEKEEPER: Needed P/T.
In the Bassinger Area to help
Cleaning Windows & Screens,
etc. Call 863-467-4823
OFFICE ASSISTANT
Experience a MUST. Drop off
resume at 105 SW 3rd Ave
Labor Finders
SECRETARY/BOOKKEEPER
25 hrs Quickbooks, Works,
typing & grammar skills a
must 863-763-3736


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REDLANDS CHRISTIAN MIGRANT
ASSOCIATION
The Redlands Cririsilan Migranl Associarion (RCMA)
is a unique, Well eslabiished, non-profit organization
thai provides quality :hild care and education for
migranI and rural low income children in 20 counties
within ihe Slale of Florida.
RCMA.seeks highly motivated individuals who
possess a BA in Early Childhood Education or Special
Education or Nursing with an emphasis in pediatrics
and child development 10o be responsible lor a tull
range ol education and health services tor inlant/tod-
dler. and preschool Children Bilingual in Eng-
tish/Spanish a plus RCMA orIers an excellent benefit
package that usually surpasses other child care insli-
tutions. Competitive pay range between $13.00 up to
$19 50 an rour depending on experience.
Send resume to: Lynn Bowen at Lynnb@rcma.org
or to the L-pBelle Area Office
551 W. CoWboy Way. LaBelle, FL 33975.
Deadline May 15. 2006

Utility Operator / Mechanic
Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation nas
immediate opening for a utility operator/mechanic with
3 to 5 years experience working with utility systems
including portable waler, steam, compressed air.
ammonia rerigeralion and wasle waler systems.
Ability to pass PFT lil test and respiratory physical.
Also need Mechanic wrtn experience in pneumatics,
hydraulics, screw conveyors. pump repair and welding.
High school or equivalent shift work and weekends
required Good pay, bonus, 401 K. benefits, and over-
time.
Contact HR Dep. @ 863-902-4133, lax 863-902-4315
or dmellonrisoulherngardens.com -


Night Shift
Ft. Drum Citgo needs overnight staff for the ser-
vice station on Florida's Turnpike. Applicants,
must have a clan motor vehicle record. Benefits
include; higher pay for night shift, gas reim-
bursement, paid tolls, health insurance vaca-
tions, 401K and a pleasant work environment.
We will train all work responsibilities. Advance-
ment opportunities are available for people who
show initiative. South of Yeehaw Jct., we are ac-
cessible from Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee and Vero
Beach. Grab a job in the lane with Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike. 863-763-9383 DFWP


PLUMBER
Brighton Reservation

HS diploma/GED. Valid FL
Drivers License. 3-5 yrs.

plumbing experience. Able to
lift 50+ lbs. Fax resume to:
(954)967-3477.



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

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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


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Ba t 405
C Caure seded410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Merchandise



Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles' 530
Boos & Magazines535
BuDding Materials540
Bueimess Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
Chiea, Glassmre Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Unuis 1 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry-. 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment" 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services. 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tos & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER 5 ton,
hardly used. As is. $800 Call
Steve (239)564-2173 La-
Belle


AMERICAN OAK DRESSER-
1800's, Excellent condition,
$500. or best offer.
(863)675-4201
Headboard & footboard with
rails. $50 (561)704-3690
HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON,
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
(863)467-1322
WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian
(100) wooden, $75
(863)467-1322
WHISKEY BARRELS (2) -
About 100 years old. $1200
or best offer for both or will
sep.(863)634-5821


ELECTRIC/PROPANE
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft.,
new. Get ready for hurri-
canes. $750 (239)297-4006
FREEZER, Chest Type, Small,
Runs good. $75.
(863)634-5402
REFRIGERATOR, 15 cu. ft.,
$100. (863)357-1517 aft
6pm


REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool,
asking $100.
(863)357-0690
WASHER & DRYER Whirl-
pool, matching set, great for
shop/mud room, $100/both.
(863)675-2404 after 5pm.
WASHER & DRYER- 6 mos
old, like new, $400
(863)467-6030
WASHER & DRYER, Good
condition. $150.
(863)447-2130
Washer/Dryer, stack set,
$150. (863)357-1517 aft
6pm



COFFEE POT- 10 cup Farber
Ware, like new, $20
(863)467-8681
GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Ken-
more, used very littel great
condition, $1000
(863)763-7437


BICYCLE, black, low rider, ve-
lour seal. dual pipes, 144
spoke wheels. exc. cond.,
$150 0863)467-2573



BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
31' Marole. snell shaped,
w/isink & lauc et. $30.
(8631763-8548
DOORS. INTERIOR, (4) For
Mobile Home. Good condition.
$100 for all, will sep.
1863)447-2130
MEDICINE CABINETS (2),
Wnile,P. 3 snelves, towel bar,
mirrored door 30" x 16".
o10/Do[n (8631763-4098
ROOF SHINGLES- 10 packs,
$150. *ili separate.
(8b3)46,-1120
SHUTTERS- Deiorators, Vinyl.
1-pr 12"241" 2 pr 12'(48", 2
pr 114x49" Need paint $25.
foraill863)763-1997 ,
STORM WINDOW PANELS,
24 gage |4) 33"., (6) 34",
112) -0" (1) 69' Like new.
$100 for all (863)946-1692
WINDOWS (6) aluminum
crank ouls 29.5W x 52"L
wir, screen. All for $25
t8631763-1991


JEEPS: 2 Battery Operated, 1
Wrariglei & 1 Enforcer Jr.
Need b3neries $40 for both.
18631697-0845 .


CLOTHES, Little Girls, size.
6-8, Designer. 50 items. All
lor $500 or will sell sep.
(863)467-4253
HARLEY DAVIDSON WEAR,
ladies & mens all leather,
several items, $800 for all or
will sell sep. (863)467-4253
SCRUBS- 15 top, Some pants
Size small $50.
(863)697-8084


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
PLATES 12, '94 Betty Boop,
Danberry Mint, America's
Sweetheart, mint cond.,
$300. (772)342-1967
SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS
1041 Sets) asking $2500
863)801-49499



HP Compaq Presario Win.
XP, 17" monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. Exc.
cond. $375 (863)763-6342



BED SET- Queen, Comforter.
Matching pair shams. Beige
background w/floral. $50.
(863)467-8681


ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Armoire style. $400
(863)447-1136


BEDROOM SET Daybed,
chest of drawers, dresser,
hutch & mirror. $300
(863)447-1136
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
pc. w/Sealy Posturepedic
Mattress. Antique Beige Col-
or. $1200. (863)763-9410
CAPTAINS BED- with 6 draw-
ers, $250 (863)261-1117-
DRESSER Large, 9 drawers.
Antique handles, exc. cond.
Hard wood. $30
(863)763-3830/697-6507
ENTER CENTER- Rattan, ask-
ing $150 (863)674-0963
ETAGERE- China 4 shelf, ask-
ing $150, very nice
(863)674-0963
LOVESEAT, beige, cloth,
$125. (863)763-5011
MEXICAN BAR Light green
wood w/ overhead stem
glass holder. $150.
(561)704-3690
RECLINER LOVESEAT- Like
new, Leather, Pd $1500 Will
trade for nice Day Bed & Gold.
Chain. 863-357-2233 Okee.
RECLINERS (2) 1 blue aiid 1
tan. Like new. $200 or best
offer: Must sell.
(727)741-5313
SHELVING UNITS 2 match-
ing, cream w/black bkgrd.
5'x2', $100 for both.
(863)674-0098.
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Convertible & 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.
LaBelle 239-822-5955
SOFA & LOVESEAT 6 mths.
old. Pd. $2000, asking
$1500 or best offer.
(863)634-5821 call any-
time.
TODDLER BED, Graco Stroller,
girls clothes, 72+ pcs., $80
for all. (863)697-0845
TWIN BEDS, w/Simmons deep
sleep mattress & boxspring
& rails, $200.
(863)763-5011
WRITING DESK, 17"x43"
$75. (863)763-8943
ask for Tracy
YOUTH BED $40
(863)674-1727



USED GOLF BALLS- 1 dozen.
$3.00 (410)397-3034


38 CAL Stainless steel, 5
shot revolver, 2" barrel, cus-
tomer grips, like new, $395
(863)467-6696



BOWFLEX EXTREME, mint
cond., w/all accessories,
$800. (239)324-2335
WEIGHT BENCH, like new. 2
people can work out at same
time. Used 3 times. $600
(863)674-1727



CERAMIC DISHES Like new,
5-piece place settings for 9
& 8 matching glasses. Blue
& white. $35 (863)763-8149


NECKLACE, KINGMAN Tur-
quoise, Squash Blossom
w/Bear Claws. Very unique.
$2400 neg. (863)467-8161


BED FRAME, Mattress &
Spring. Full size. Great con-
dition $75. (863)467-4649


LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
$350.(863)801-4949
LIFT CHAIR- Pride. Great con-
dition $375. Firm
(863)635-3540
WINCH LIFT power operated
for mobility chair. Like new,
$400/best offer.
(772)342-1967.


BEER KEG FRIDGE, $50
(863)763-8548


ARCADE GAMES, (2), $1100
will sell separately.
(863)357-2773
HOUSE PLANS, for a 3br, 2ba,
Ready to pull permit. Asking
$2000 or best offer.
863-634-3164
PENS & PENCILS (2) asking
$15 (863)634-1374
TARP- Roll up for Motorhome
or RV. 19', Very good cond.
$125.863-697-2724



GUITAR- Bentley, 6 string,
With hard case. A-1 condi-
tion. $150 (863)635-3382
KEYBOARD, Electronic,
Yamaha. Has legs. $200.
(863)946-3822



COPIER- Konica 7033, comm.
with 3 drawers, duplicator,
sorter, collates, little used,
$2500 neg.(863)763-1550
DESK, Large, oak.-$100 or.
best offer. (863)467-6943
OFFICE CHAIR, $75 or best
offer. (863)467-6943


CANARY, beautiful, yellow,
$60. (863)357-3639
CAT- Cute, gray with white
markings. 3yrs old Neutered
& declawed. To Good Home
Only! $50. (863)634-3841
CORGI PUPPIES, AKC, 8 wks.
Champion Bloodlines. $500.
Call (336)909-0740 or email:
michellebell@yadtel.net
DOBERMAN PUPS- AKC,
Health Cert.; Shots, Tails, De-
clawed. Parents on premises.
Free Family Tree. $650.-$750.
(863)467-5400
DONKEY- lyr old, male, $100
(561)644-5418 or
954)465-6614
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed; 3yrs old, home must
have fenced yard $50
(863)357-3026.
NANDAY CONURE PARROT,
Male w/cage. $160'
(863)673-4716
PITBULL PUPPIES, UKC Reg.,
4 wks. Ready to go! Large,
Red Nosed. 863-634-5364 af-
ter 4 pm for details.
RED NOSE PIT PUPS- With
papers 8wks old. Ready to
go to good homes. $400.
(863)801-1236
SOCIETY FINCH- Brown &
white Good foster parents.
$18 (863)357-3639



Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", w/all hardware,
hoses & garbage disposal.
$60 neg. (863)763-6216



SOLAR PANELS- 7, large,
Make your own heating pool
system $175. or will separ-
ate (239)394-7005


REEL- Penn 4400 SS Open
face reel. Like new. $40.
(863)635-3382



CAR AMPLIFIER Kenwood,
900 watt max. $120
(863)824-0776
CAR CD PLAYER, Pioneer
DEH-P47DH, Super Tuner,
Retail $300 Sell $200. (in
Box)(863)357-0448
JL AUDIO 5.25 COMPONENT
SYSTEM, Brand new, Model
VR525CS. $225
(239)340-1369
SUBWOOFER 15" MA Audio
in sealed or ported box.
$120(863)824-0776


TELEVISION- Panasonic 27",
dvd/vhs combo set. $250 or
best offer. (727)741-5313


TOSHIBA- 31" w/remote Pd.
$1000. Asking $175. or trade
for-Jewelry of equal value.
(863)634-9620 Okee area
TRUSSED ANTENNA- 70 ft, 10
ft sections, with base, mast
& hardware. $400. or best
offer. (863)675-4201
WIDESCREEN HDTV 51" Mag-
navox, only 18 mos. old and
works perfect. $600 firm.
863)528-3211 5pm to
pmr


COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate., 2500w, 5hp Briggs
& Straton eng. New condi-
tion $200. (863)763-1501
GENERATORS- Honda,
1-3100w & 1-1500w $525.
Firm. 863-763-7950 or
863-634-8474
JACK To pull engines, good
condition i.80

MIG WELDER, Hobart 175,
with cart, exc. cond., $400.
(863)357-5754
SCROLL SAW, 16". $75-
(863)467-6797
VARIOUS ASSORTMENT OF
TOOLS- Hand tools,. Ladder,
Yard tools & morel Take all
for $150.(863)635-0474


REMOTE CONTROL CAR #
RC1O & TRUCK T-Max, 4x4,
Gas Power. 2 motors & extras!
$350 will sep. 863-304-5573


Wanted: Slide In Pickup
Camper, (863)234-9595

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed-Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn 9 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




TRACTOR- Ferguson, 1951,
exc cond., w/new bush hog,
$4500 or best offer,
(863)763-3679/697-3108


APHA PAINT MARE 6 yrs.
Experienced rider only.
Sweet & pretty. $1500
(863)258-3838
ARAB QUARTERHORSE
GELDING, very spirited,
beautiful, $900 or best offer.
(863)763-4149
HORSE, 8 yrs. old. Gelding
Good horse, great w/kids.
Moving must sell. $2000 or
best offer. (239)633-3649
REG. APRP. GELDING 14yrs.
Kid safe but also a good ride
for beginner to adv. adult.
$1500 (863)638-4006
SADDLE, 15", tan roughout,
new rawhide stirrups & new
WeaverSmartCinch. $200
(772)263-1178
THOROUGHBRED MARE, reg-
istered, 12 yrs. old, 16/2
hands, gentle, w/good man-
ners, $1000. (863)763-4149
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


condominiums on
N.W. 5th Street.
Why rent when
you can own.
1,000 sq. ft. to 7,600 sq. ft.
Pre-Construction
Prices
305-778-4444


BASSWOOD: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
1 Car Garage. (863)467-2894
Full details @ httflhomLe.
earthlink.net\~-dmprince
CHARMING 2 Story, 3 Bdrm.,
2y Ba. 1786 sq. ft. Located in
Downtown Okee. $225,750.
Carol Thomas Realty
863-946-0505 or
863-228-0221,
carolynthomasrealty
(vahoo.com


LAWN TRAILER: New, 3x4 Ft.,
Stainless Steel w/Balloon
Tires. $150. (863)357-5754
PATIO CHAIRS (4) Wrought
Iron. $50 for all.
(863)946-3822
RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut.
About 6mos. old. Asking
$750. (863)697-3212
RIDING MOWER- 6 mos old,
asking $800 (863)467-6030
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
38" Cut, Automatic, 1212
Kohler engine. $450 firm.
(863)763-3451
SNAPPER 30"- rear engine,
$600 (863)517-2077 La-
Belle


Rentals



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



FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm'daily (863)357-2044
LARGE 1 BR: $750 + util.,
1st mo. + sec. and
LARGE Efficiency $500 +
,util., 1st mo. +sec. Both in
town, on water. No pets. Non
Sink. Env. 8-634-0322
OKEECHOBEE NEW 2BR/1BA
& 1BR/1BA for lease,.in-
cludes water, stove, refrig-
erator, dishwasher. No pets
or smoking. Call Robert at
(863)634-7489



Commercial Building for
lease, approx.'7,000 sq. ft.,
up to 30 parking spaces, 4
Bathrooms, $3000 mo.,
8951 Hwy. 78 West.
877-878-7275.



Taylor Creek Condo, 1BR, fur-
nished, $700 + sec.
863-763-7262 or
561-582-8693,.


NE OKEE. CITY, 2br, 2ba,-
Shed, Carport. Pets welcome
$900. md. + Sec. Ref &
cr/cks req. (863)763-7545
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Tile Liv. Rm., No HOA. $1295.
mo. Lawrence Associates.
1-800-543-2495
OKEECHOBEE 3BR/2BA, 1
car garage. $1400/month &
$500 deposit. (754)214-4964
or 1-888-655-9545
perspective3k(aol.com
Option to sell $21 Ok
OKEECHOBEE, 3 Bedroom 2
Bath, 2 car garage. Available
immediately 863-763-4330



NEW EXECUTIVE SUITES
Available Approx. 6/1/06
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
Office Building, approx. 1600
sq. ft., avail, now, Call Judy
(863)467-0831


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspetilon1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080







Professional
office


Buckhead Ridge, Furnished
2BR/1BA on 8th Street.
Large FL room, c/a, heat,
nice landscaping. Non-
smoker adults, no pets.
W/cable, lawn service and
washer. $800/mth. plus sec.
(317)339-6205
BUCKHEAD RIDGE
Large DW 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba,
w/lake access & Upper deck.
Call Lori @561-723-3476
OKEE. ELLIEBOBSHORES-
828 Hwy '441 S'1br SW
for rent $900 mo. Icl util.
(863) 610-138f" -
OKEE. 2br 2ba '88, S/W 90'x
120' lot $80,000 or $900
mo. rent.-
863-697-3306 467-8464


J & S ESTATES- 11 yr old
frame house 2BR/2BA, w/gar.
500 sq ft. Rec. room, Pool,
Steam cabinet, Sauna cabinet
Treadmill & Weight equip
$155,000. Broker protected.
(772)597-6158 or
(954)801-6158
KING'S BAY 2BR, 2BA
* w/appl., new a/c, access to
clubhouse, pool & tennis.
$150,000 (863)467-4446
NEW 3/2/2 in Everglades Es-
tates. Quality Built. Screen
Porch. Sprinklers, Alarm Sys.,
Central Vac. Granite Kitchen.
Gas or-Electric. $249,000.
863-634-3313/863-634-6024
NEWLY REMODELED: 3
Bdrm., 2 Ba., Garage, In the
city. Large yard. $1000. mo.
(863)781-1317/634-1554
R-BAR ESTATES: 4/2/2 CBS
Home, 3346 sq. ft. 3.77 acres
w/in ground pool & pond. Ask-
ing $498,000. (863)467-9937
REDUCED $4500 Under Ap-
praisal 3br, lba, w/Pool. Re-
modeled. Must See Inside
$176,000.863-697-8654


EXCELLENT LOTS FOR SALE
Buildable @ Good prices.
Okeechobee & Sebring Area.
joseraulmarrere.com
Marrero Real Estate, Lic.
(407)436-5140
Lazy 7 Area, +/- 11.6 acres
for sale, zoned single family,
o w n/e r / b r o k e r.
(863)467-2552
kathanne.wllliams@earthlink.net


LOTS FOR SALE
Starting at $35,000.
Quiet.63 + acres on private
2+ acres Deep lake.
Near Lake Okeechobee
access Lakeport, FL
863-946-0307


Moe Homes


OKEECHOBEE- Waterfront
Beautiful, Adult Community,
2/1.5, fully furn., exc cond.,
$795/mo. Avail May 1st
or for sale @ $85,000.
(561)202-7702



GRANDMA'S GROVE in
LaBelle. 5th Wheel RV Mobile
Home w/Florida room at-
tached. $7500 (239)303-0741
or email dwill98(5earthlink.net
NORTH OF OKEE. 2BR, 2BA,
Addit. 12'x36', Carport, On
Kissimmee River, boat
docks, Motor home parking,
Storage parking Fisherman
dream. Quite area. Maint.
$80 mo. $85,000 Call Glen
or Pat 863-467-4016 or
357-0305
OKEE. 12'x36' 1 Bdrm., 1 Ba,
10'x40' FL Room, 14'x24' car-
port, Hot tub, New Kitchen, Ex-
cellent Landscaping, Adult
Park. Lot rent. $184.,
$18,000.. Neg. (863)357-0060





OLDER: 12x64, 2 BR, 1 Ba. w/
shed. @ Knotts Landing Adult
RV Park. Lot 2. Avail. now.
$2500 Firm. (330)398-2757

Recreation .



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



AIR BOAT HAULLS- 2, Fiber-
glass. 1 comes with trailer.
$1000. All offers considered.
(863)824-0505
AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenental + 2 extra
motors & hub Like new Wood
prop $3500.863-673-1963
BASS BOAT- '85, 17'.7", 150
Evinrude, Rebuilt approx 1 yr
ago, 30hrs. All orig. $2500.
(863)634-4818
CANOE, Excellent Condition.
Fiberglass, 14 Ft., Made Cana-
da. $200. (863)763-8872
HOUSEBOAT
66ft, Paddle Wheel,
Repo, sacrifice $8000.
(406)628-2181 in LaBelle.
JOHN BOAT- 14', Complete
with 9.8hp Evinrude out-
board. motor $700.
(863)675-0129
Lower Unit for older Mercury
Motor, good shape, $200 or
best offer (863)675-6738
PONTOON, 24', 90hp John-
son, bimini top, no trailer,
ready to fish or cruise, $3000
or best offer. (863)634-3107
or (863)634-5471
email: rman605@aol.com


PONTOON-28', 50hp John-
son, New deck/carpet, Great
cond. $3200. (863)467-1720
mattmcdan(@hotmail.com
PROCRAFT '78- 17'140HP
Mercury w/trailer, 4 seater,
very fast. $2200 neg. Call
Nick, 863-697-8108
Smoker Craft, 16', tilt trailer,
trolling motor, 35hp Merc.,
ready to fish, $1800.
(863)467-7428
-I

CAMPER/TRAVEL TRAILER,
22 Ft., Dual Axel w/Air Condi-
tioning. $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-8828
COACHMAN CATALINA 1995,
26 Ft., Like new. Low mileage.
.$16,000. or best offer. Call
863-634-5914.
COLEMAN SUNVALLEY 1982,
A/C & Awning (Both New '04),
propane stove, pressure water
pump. $1400. (863)467-7905
Jayco,'05, 30', $14,000. '05
Cavalier, 32', $9,000.'05 Pu-
ma, pull out, 30', $15,000.
Excellent Condition.
877-878-7275
RV, '05 for rent, 30', clean,
large, all furnished, adult
community, rent from $550
mo., no pets.
877-878-7275.
RV Lots for Rent, $200 mo.,
adult community, coin laun-
dry, clubhouse, bath/show-
ers, 877-878-7275.
Sunline, '05 T2499, 0 trip
miles, exc. cond., $19,000
or best offer. (863)357-2891
after 3pm
TOYOTA MOTOR HOME '81,
4 cyl., new tires, only 34k
orig. mi., $2500 firm.
(863)763-2034 *
TRAVEL TRAILER, 16 Ft.,
Shasta 1959, Show Condi-
tion. Very cute! $2500 or
best offer. (863)467-8161
TRAVEL TRAILER- '95, Salem,
5th Wheel, Exc. cond. Very
clean, $5000 863-763-7727-
or 772-263-1803
TRAVEL TRAILER TIRES (3)
ST225-75R15 D Rated. Good
tread. Look new. $150 for all,
will sep. (863)467-6696
WINNEBAGO '85- Motor
home, 26', V8, sips 8, very
goodcond, 62K, $10,000 or
best offer (772)284-1194



MARINER, 1993 175HP, 25"
lower unit, runs great,
$2200. Call 863-697-6095.


HONDA CMX 250, 2003, ex-
cellent condition $1800
(863)517-2077 La Belle
HONDA MAGNA 1985, 700
CC's, 6 Spd., Runs great!
$2000. or best, of.fer.
(863)675-0596/673-2025 ,
SCOOTER- '04 Honda Elite 80,
Excellent condition. 1300 mi.
Red, $1700 (863)763-6646










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YAMAHA ROADSTAR 1600
2002, 26K mis., Excellent con-
dition w/extra's. $5,500 or
best offer. Call 863-763-1380
or 863-447-0127 or email
cadzachsam@hotmail.com
ISor -shicles/


ATV TIRES & RIMS, Blackwa-
ter, Yamaha, rear, mounted.
Great for mud! $150 for both.
Call Rick. (239)410-3784
ATV TIRES & RIMS, Sand
Shark, Yamaha, rear, mounted.
Great for sand! $150 for both.
Call Rick. (239)410-3784
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
GO KART Scorpion, 2 seater,
roll bars, great shape, $600
firm. (863)634-8828 days or
(863)763-4132 eve's.
KAWASAKI MULE, '00, good
cond., runs good, $2200.
(863)357-1576/634-7210
SUZUKI LT 80, 4 wheeler,
runs good, very good cond.,
oversized tires, $650.
(863)467-6964
YAMAHA PW80, '93 runs
good, $400.
(863)357-1576/634-7210


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars- 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts t Repajri 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
UtilityTrallers 4065
Vans 4070


I al

ACURA '88, White, less than
50,000 miles, needs minor
repair. $400 (863)467-0644
CADILLAC '92- high miles,
very good cond, $2000
(772)284-1194
CHEVY CAPRICE WAGON '89.
Immaculate & Runs Wonier-
tul. $2250 1865)1963-9683
CHEVY NOVA '76, Rurs good.
Needs a pain job $2500
Call Ramon (239)503-5131
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER '87.
318 engine. Real good arurinin
condilnh. Only asking $500.
(863)612-0657/612-5413
FORD TAURUS 1994:
Runs well. Only $500
(863)467-2894
JAGUAR '02 X-type. greal
'onaidion, 33.200' lvioded.
wi/nms Needs lires $18,000
neg t239)462-2678 Felda
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
Ir )nimirrsson $400.
(239)657-4348
LINCOLN TOWN CAR '95,
Super deal, great gas mile-
age. $2500 (863)763-8149
or (863)610-0270
NISSAN 200SX '96, 5 spd. in
good shape. clean inside, run-s
greal only nt:OedS a 1311i1r.
$1800 (863)673-4736 Jedr
PLYMOUTH SUNDANCE 1989
$800 or best offer.
(863)467-9051
TOYOTA CAMRY LE WAGON,
'90, V6, $1750.
(863)357-05.06



AUTO WANTED:
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Cbrnverlible.,Truck Please call
19541561-2776




BRONCO II'89 New trans.:4
good tires & bailery 60k since
renuilI engine $1750
18631805-8789
CHEVY TRUCK 96- 4a,4,
$2500 or best, oier
(863)467-2139
DODGE DAKOTA PICKUP
2005, 4x4 w/all the goodies!
3,700 mis. Excellent gas mile-
age. $21,900.863-467-7340
FORD BRONCO '95- 4x4,
$2500 or best offer
(863)467-2139



CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$750 (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063
GOLF CAR: YAMAHA 1996 36
Volt, charger included, Good
condition. Asking $1000.
(863)763-1424
GOLF CART- Club Car, lights,
curtains, hi speed, $1600
(772)332-6623


Golf Carts, (2), electric, w/2
chargers, run good, body in
bad shape, $900 for both
will sell sep. (863)697-8259



BED RAILS NASTA Stainless
polished, fit Chevy Silverado
short bed 99-current. New in
box. $100 (863)697-0328
BEDLINER for Ford F150
shortbed, exc. cond., $200.
(863)634-1772
BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $100
or best offer (863)763-6747

- Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fldds and make your
clean un a breezel


Chevy truck bare cab and
short bed. 1985 with title.
$150 (772)359-2923 or
(863)476-5401
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
(863)467-4328.
ENGINE & TRANS- '97 Toyota
Corrola 1.8, runs good cond.
low miles, $600
(772)216-9002
ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Like new. (Ran in truck for
only 20 min.) $2500.
863-673-5852/612-5413
ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Remanufactured. Like new.
$2500. (863)673-5852 or
(863)612-5413
Heads and four barrel intake
for small block Chevy. $150
(863)467-7415
PONTIAC STRAIGHT 8 FLAT-
HEAD, engine & transmis-
sion, $1200. (863)467-4328
POWER PROGRAMMER, Bully
Dog Super Chip. For '03 & '04
Dodge Cummins Diesel. $350
or best offer. (863)634-7856
RIMS For S-10 truck, 18" x
7 1/2", brand new, never on
truck, asking $950.
(863)697-3865
RIMS, (4) 16" Aluminum,
w/covers for '99 and up
Ford, 8 lug. $125
(863)763-6216
TIRES- 275/45/20" 20 64 Ea-
gle/Chrome rims/spinners
paid $2500 asking $1500
firm (863)634-8511 eve only
TRUCK CAP, Fiberglass, Fits
Ford F150 Ext. cab. Arizona
Desert w/tinted glass & sliding
window. $395.863-467-5260



DODGE RAM 1500 '95, Needs
some work, has new tires &
front body work. $2000
(239)872-0295 ,
DODGE RAM 25001997, Eat.
CaD w/Cummins diesel. Long
bed w/goose neck Riic
$5995 1863)673-0648
FORD F100, '83, auto, air,
300ci, new tires, two-tone
blue, $1500. (863)697-3306
FORD F150 '87 Runs good
Need to sell! $900 or eSti
offer. Call Deanne anytime.
(863)634-5143 .
FORD F250 1989, 6 cyl, 4
sp, needs distributor,
$600/best : offer.
(863)634-3055 Okee.
FORD F-250 '84 Diesel.
Manual trans. 'Good work
truck. Needs minor work.
$800 neg. (863)228-0580
FORD F250, '86, runs great,
new iires a3/L, $51 800.
15611202-4136 Okeecnobee
FORD RANGER XLP 88, 5sp,
runs & looks good, $1700.
(863)763-6747.
FORD XLT f1150'92- 2 wh
Sdrve long bed. AC woks ,
$2500 (863)634-7574
GMC SHORT BED '74 Good
cond, Needs motor & Irans-
mission. Good Cab, bed, in-
terior,$1,500 772)519-3979
ISUZU HOMBRE,'96, 4 cyl., 5
spa, very good :ond a'c
anti-lock brakes, $2500 firm
(239)324-2335



SEMI TRAILER For storage,
45'. You move. $300
(8631467-7415



CHEVY .2500- '87, cold air, 1
owner. Runs good 1.1150.
1863)674-0837 or
863-673-0782 LeBelle
CHEVY LUMINA 1990 VAN.
Runs good. Needs DOdy worn;
$900 or ers iaer
(863)357-1430
DODGE 250 RAM 1992, Con-
version Van TV Playslalion
VCR. ArC. Runs e'Crellenl
$2500 Firm 863-634-8854
DODGE- GRAND CARAVAN
99 Some damoeerme:h
probs 3am;m, Cd, p,'l. p,'w
a/c. $600 (863)763-0920
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE,
'97, power everything, cold
a/. $1800 or best offer.
t863 697-8227

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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Woorkforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Workidorce Consortium
announces a public meeting of the Ex-
ecutive Committee to which all per-
sons are invited:
Date & Time: Friday, May12, 2006
8:00 a.m.


Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, RForida 34952
PURPOSEi To discuss matters concem-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
tacting:
Wogtrce.Devlaopnenti Board

City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucide, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal Is based, In or-
der to provide a record tor judicial re-
view.
132694 ON 5/5/2006


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-78
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM L WYNE, SR.,
ODeceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Admlnistration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been en-
tered in the Estate of WILLIAM L.
WYNE, SR., Deceased, File Number
2005-CP-78, by the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 304
N.W. 2nd Seet, Room 101, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972; that the decednt's
date of death was September 12,
2004; that the total estate consists of
exempt homestead real property and
exempt personal property; that kthe
names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such
order are:
MARTHA E. WYNE, 5889 N.E. 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
WILLIAM L. WYNE, JR., 2092 Kudaz
Road West Palm Beach, FL 33415
LANA J. TUTTEROW, 140 S.E. El 'Sto
Court, Port St. Locie, FL 34983
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent oth-
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was made In the Ordei of
Summary Administration must file their
claims within this court WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (21 YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECENT DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The dae of the first publication of this
Notice is April 28, 2006.
Person Giving Notice:
Martha E. Wyne
5889 N.E 2nd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
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O N .EN L uy:6: E L 01L A
Okeechobee, Florida34972
(863) 763-3825
By: TomW. Conely, III
Flodda Bar No. 096482
130474 ON 4/28;5/5/06

LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
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Date & Tme: Wedneday, May 10, 2006
8:00 a.m.
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Date & Time: May 10 2006-9:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Centern
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
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LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at-419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 19th day of May 2006
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1986 Blue Chevrolet Astro
1G8DM15Z60B215197
2008 Black MItsubIshi Eclipse
4A3AC34GXYE081363
1992 Turquoise S Series Saturn
1G8ZK5477NZ224580
1087 Blue Jeep Comanche -
1JTHS6414HT18089g
1991 White Cadillac Devltle
1G6CD53B3M4293969
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the tight of final bid. All sales are final;
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
guarantees.
129341 ON 5/5/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice Is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at Public Auction
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remathing unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive.
Canal Pt, FL 33438.
1991 FORD 4 DOOR
vin # 1FAPP14J2MW397285(LUNK)
Sale Date: May 15, 2006 @9:00 AM
132315 ON 5/4,5,6/2006


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board on Tuesday, May 23,2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechohee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2ed Street, Okeechobee, Florida to
consider a request for a change In zoning from the existing classificaton of Reil-
dential Mixed (RM) to the proposed classification of Heavy Commercial(C-2).
the property owner and applicant Is Gary Fowler. The property is located at 1500
Highway 70 East and is more particular described as follows:
Lot 1, Block 6, BET-HER ACRES, according to the plat thereof recorded In Plat Book
3, Page 12, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 7:00 pm in th Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Rorida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to considerthe request for a change in zoning will be
held before the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, June 8,2006 at
9:00 am in-the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of County Commissioners orthe Board ofAdjustments and Appeals with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings will need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record In-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County
Clerk and Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for
official records of the Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition #R-2006-0635
132663 ON 5/5,14/2006


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
NOTICE: The Board of Adjustment of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will meet on
Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meet-
Ing will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers,
Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The item of consideration athils meeting is:
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a VARIANCE to allow an off premise sign to
be erected within the 300 feet from a Residential District (ref. LDR's Sec.
90-572(3)) to exceed the maximum 442.5 square feet of signage (ref. LDR's
Sec. 90-572(1), and to allow a second ground sgn to be permitted in the front
yard with the height exceedinthehe 30 feet maximum height requirement (ref.
LDR's Sec. 90-568(3)), submitted by Richard H. P rtchmt, III, on behalf of proper-
ty owners Janet and Rohit Dave. The subject property is located at 1020 West
North Park Street. Legal description: Lots 11,12,13 and 14 of Block 28, North-
west Addition To Okeechobee, Plat Book 1, Page 25, Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida and is appromately 0.651 acress. Petition No. 06-004-V
A copy of the entire pettioon(s a nd agenda are available In the General Services Of-
fice, Rm 101 at City'Hali or'by calling Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3272 x 218.
Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment will serve as the decision making
body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny the above Applica-
tion(s).
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BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
132602 ON 5/5,15/2006


CONSIDERAIiON OF ADOPTjNG
A C I r ORDINANEE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, May 16,2006 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and there-
after to'consider final reading.of the following Ordinance Into law: NO. 949: AN
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL FIRE-
FIGHTERS' PENSION TRUST FUND, ADOPTED PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE NO.
889; AMENDING SECTION 1, DEFINITIONS, BY AMENDING THE DEFINITION OF
'CREDITED SERVICE' AMENDING SECTION 10, OPTIONAL FORMS OF BENE-
FITS; AMENDING SECTION 16, DISTRIBUTION OF BENEFITS; AMENDING SEC-
TION 26, DIRECT TRANSFERS OF ELIGIBLE ROLLOVER DISTRIBUTIONS;
AMENDING SECTION 28 DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN; PROVIDING
FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; RE-
PEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.
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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
. decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such Interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
the Clerk.
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Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
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PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, May 16,2006 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thteeafterpossble, at City
1-31i ii ,-fAI, Or,"hit)bee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and there-
Jnr i- ,,-,. itn.i -jul-] C of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 948: AN
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE AMENDING THE CITY .OF OKEE-
CHOBEE MUNICIPAL POLICE OFFICERS' PENSION TRUST FUND, ADOPTED
PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE NO .888; AMENDING SECTION 1, DEFINITIONS, BY
AMENDING THE DEFINITION OF "CREDITED SERVICE". AMENDING SECTION
10, OPTIONAL FORMS OF BENEFITS; AMENDING SECTION 16, DISTRIBUTION
OF BENEFITS; AMENDING SECTION 26, DIRECT TRANSFERS OF ELIGIBLE
ROLLOVER DISTRIBUTIONS; AMENDING SECTION 28. DEFERRED RETIRE-
MENT OPTION PLAN; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT
HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE"
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Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
132574 ON 5/5/2006

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CiTY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, May 16,2006 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and there-
after to consider final reading of the following Ordinance Into law: NO. 947: AN
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE CITY
OF OKEECHOBEE AND OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY EMPLOYEES' RE-
TIREMENT SYSTEM, ADOPTED PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE NO. 828; AMEND-
ING SECTION 1, DEFINITIONS, BY AMENDING THE DEFINITION OF "CREDITED
SERVICE"; AMENDING SECTION 10, OPTIONAL FORMS OF BENEFITS; AMEND-
ING SECTION 15, DISTRIBUTION OF BENEFITS; AMENDING SECTION 24, DI-
RECT TRANSFERS OF ELIGIBLE FOR ROLLOVER DISTRIBUTIONS; AMENDING
SECTION 28, DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN; PROVIDING FOR CODIFI-
CATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE"
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate In said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be in Inspected in its entirety by members of the
public in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon- Frti, 8am
4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such Interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made,
which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal Is to be
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
the Clerk.


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
NOTICE: The Land Planning Agency of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will meet on
Tuesday, May 23,2006 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter asnossible, following
the Board of Adjustlment meeting. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55
Southeast 3 rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee,
Florida. The items of consideration at this meeting will be proposed changes to
the adopted Comprehensive Plan, amending the Future Land Use Map and to
transmit the amended Comprehensive Plan to the City Council.
The text narrative amendments will Include the following Elements:
* Future Land Use
* Conservation
*Capital Improvements
Future Land Use Map (FLUM) Amendments are as follows:
Comprehensive Plan Large Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Application
No. 06-CI-001. Craig Hackl is the applicant on behalf of owner H20 Holdings,
LLC. The application is to change the Future Land Use designation from Single
Family (SF) to Commercial (C) for vacant unplatted property located North of East
North Park Street (State Road 70 East, across from the Posi rne.,'I Ln O.
scription: Parcel 1: The West one-half of the Southwest one-quanar alme houm-
east one-quarter of Section 15 Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee
County, Florida, lying North of the North ight-of-way line of-State Road No. 70;
Except the North 50 fet of the West one-half of the West one-ha of the South-
west one-quarter of he Southeast one-quarter for road purposes; also except the
following described property conveyed to the State of Florida: A parcel of land in
the West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of
Section 15, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, being more particularly de-
scribed as follows: Commence at the South one-quarter comer of said Section
15; thence run Northerly on the onequarter section ine a distance of 36.95 feet
to the centedine of State Road 70; tence North 80 degrees 54 feet 49 inches
East, on said centedine a distance of 347.10 feet; thence Northerly at 90 degrees
to said centerine a distance of 40 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue
Northerly a distance of 17 feet; thence Eastedrly at 90 degrees a distance of 20
feet thence Southerly at 90 degrees a distance of 17 feet; thence Westedrly at 90
degrees a distance of 20 feet to the point of beginning. Parcel 2: Beginning at the
Southwest corner of the East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the South-
east one-quarter of Section 15, Township 37 South, Range 35 East and run North
along the West boundary a distance of 594 feet; then run East a distance of 186.3
feet; then run South a distance of 594 feet to the South boundary of Section 15;
then run West a distance of 186.3 feet to the Point of Beginning. Less and except
the right-of-way for State Road 70. OR Book 525 Page 1999, Public Rflecords. of
Okeechobee County, Florida and Is approximately I1.14 acress.
Comprehensive Plan Large Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Application
No. 06-01-002. Thomas C. Close of CBC Management Corporation Is the.appli-
cant on behalf of property owner Frank Altobello. The application Is to change the
Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF)to Multiple Family (MF) for
vacant unplafted property located South of Southeast 8th Sheat and West of Tay-
lor Creek. Legal description: Parcel 2: Being a parcel of land lying within the
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BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator -
132613 ON 5/5,15/2006


UrULIC I n G.n OTIC Euiu ,
LAND PLANNING AGENCY
SMALL SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS AND LDR AMENDMENTS
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Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 06-013-SSA. Steven Dobbs is the
applicant on behalf of owner InSi6e Development Group. The application is to
chLat nd Use designtn from Single Family (SF) to Mut-Family
(MF) for vacant property located between Northwest 12th and 13th Sheets and
the Northwest 5th and 8th Avenues. Legal dereiption: Lots 1 to 26, of Block 12;
Lots 1, 2,3 and 9, less the East 32.50 feet of said Lot 9, and Lots 10 to 26 aof
Block 21; Lots 1 to 6 of Block 22, Okeechobee, Plat Book 1, Page 10, and Plat
Book 5, Page 5, Public Records, Okeehobee, County, Florida and Is a pproxi-
matoly 9.159 acress. The proposeduse of the property is for Muti-Family dwll-
ings.
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The LPAwi also consider any proposed id amendments, submied by City Staff or
cititzns, to the Comprehensive Plan, which include the Land Development Regula-
tons (LDR's and render a recommendation to the City Council for consideration


extension 218. Please b advised thatthis board serves as a recommendation
board. All Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment
Applications considered are forwarded with their recommendation to the City
Council forfinal PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, June 6, 2006.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
Land Planning Agency with respect to any matter conaldered at this heating will .
need to ensure that a verbatim record often proceedings Is made and that the
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based.
General Services oDepartment tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for
official records of the departmentoJn accordance with the Americans with
Disoablities Act (AOA) and Florida Statute 286.26,persons with disabiltes
needing special accommodation to participate In this proceeding should contact
Katdna Cook no later than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863)
763-3372 x 218 for assistance; if hearing Is Impaired telephone the Rloida Relay
Service Number 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) aor 1-800-955-8O770 (VOICE) for
assistance.
BY: Bian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
132608 ON 5/5,15/2006
PUBLIC NOTICE
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
PLANNING BOARD
NOTICE: The Planning Board of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will meet on
Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible,
followingthe Land Planning Agency meeting. The meeting will be held at City
Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, In the Council Chambers, Rm 200, Obkechobee,
Florida. The items of consideration at this meeting are:
*Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoning Application No. 06-005-R. Craig
M. Hack submitted the application on behalf of property owners H20 Holdings,
LLC. The application is to change the zoning designation for Parcel 1 from Resi-
dential Mobile Home (RMH) to heavy Commercial (CHV) and Parcel 2 from Hold-
ing (H) to Heavy Commercial (CHV), for vacant unplated property located North
of East North Park Street (State Road 70 East, across from the Post Office). Legal
description: Parcel 1: The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the
Southeast one-quarter of Secone 15, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okee-
chobee County, Flida, lying North of the North rightofway line of State Road
No. 70; Except the North 50 feet of the West one-half of the West e of the
Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter for rad purposes; also ex-
cept the following described property conveyed to the State of Florda: A parcel of
land in the West one-half of the Southwast'one-quarter of the Southeast one-
uarter of Soction 15, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, being more particularly
decibed as follows: Commence at the South one-quarter comer of said Section
15; thence run Northerly on the one-quarter section line a distance of 36.95 feat
to the centerine of State Road 70; thence North 80 degrees 54 feet 49 inches
East, on said centerline a distance of 347.10 feet; thence Northerly at 90 degrees
to said centerdine a distance of 40 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue
Northerly a distance of 17 feet; thence Easterly at 90 degrees a distance, of 20
feet thence Southerly at 90 degrees a distance of 17 feet; theoce Westerly at 90
degrees a distance of point of begins. Parcel 2: Beginin gng at the
Southwest comer of the East one-half of the Southwestone-quarter of the South-
east one-quarter of Section 15, Township 37 South, Range 35 East and run North
along the West boundary a distance of 594 feet; then run East a distance of 186.3
feet then run South a distance of 594 feet to the South boundary of Section 15;
then run West a distance of 186.3 feet to the Point of Beginning. Les and except
the tight-of-way for State Road 70. OR Book 525 Page 1999, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida, Parcels 1 and 2 are approximately 211t4 acress.
J',io. i ,lilii. eaiiii to Consider Rezoning Application No. 06-009-R. Mu-
Ma ralrld an a nannazo Noorddin are the property owners. The application is to
change the zoning designation from Holding H) to Commercial Professional Of-
fice (CPO) for vacant property located in the 0 Block of Northeast 12th Street
Legal description: Lots 15 through 18 of Block 15, Okechobee, Plot Book 5,
Page 5, Public Records, Okeechobee, County, Florida and is approximately 0.327
acress.
eConduct a Public Heating to Consider Rezoning Applicaiton No. 06-010-R. Frank
Altobello is the property owner. The application is t change the zoning designa-
tion from Holding (H) to Residenital Muteple Family (RMF) for property located
between Southwest 2nd and 6th Streets. Legal description: An unplatted parcel of
land, shown as the Railroad Grounds, lying within the Plat of the City of Okeecho-
bee, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pbge 5, Public Records of Okeeclobee County,
Florida, Section 21, Township 37, South Range 35 East, Okechobee County,
Flotida, being more particular described as follows: Commence at the South-
west corner of tht parcel of land described in OR'Book 452 Page 1439, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Floida and bhear South 89 degrees 53 feet 11
Inches West along the North right-of-way line of Southwest 6 Street, to the inter-
section with the East line of Block 202, City of OI.ie .r,:,L,,- .1 id,.caCC ,i
1010.82 feet; thence bear North 00 degrees 04 feet .b vi r-: wi, ii.l.u.j rr,
East line of Block 202, a distance of 547.44 feet, to the point of beginning; thence
continue North 00 degrees 04 feet 58 Inches, a distance of 547.44 feet to the
Northeast corner of Lot 3, Block 202, City of Okeechobee; thence bear North 89
degrees 54 feet 50 inches East, to the Southeast Corner of that parcel of land de-
scribed in OR Book 293 Page 257, Public Records of Okeechobes County, Floi-
da, a distance of 704.88 feet; thence bear North 00 degrees 04 feet 58 Inches
West, a distance of 398.57 feet to the Intersection with a curve in the Southerldy
right-of-Way of Southwest 2nd Avenue; said curve concaving to the Northwest
having a radius of 402.71 feet, a delta angle of 11 degrees 11 feet 52 inches and
a long chord hearing North 62 degrees 53 feet 33 Inches East, a distance of
78.58 feet; thence along arc of said curve a distance of 78.71 feet; thence bear
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BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
132618 ON 5/5,15/2006 "

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION

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g i n n i n g.i . iT il j re IJ wi l .lj n ] r : i' Aelt d e Jp. I I ..il,. ,o .
Thence bear South 00 07 22East, a distance of 429.41 feet
Thence bear South 53 5' 47" East, to the intersection with the Southwest comer of
that Parcel of land described in O.R. book 239, page 903, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 592.34 feet;
Thence bearSouth 36101'13SWestadistance of 329.97 feet;
Thence bear South 5358'47 East, along the southerly line of that sanparcel of
land described In O.R. book 202 page 715, Public Records of Okechoboee
County, Florida, tothe intersection with a curve in the Westerly Right-Of-Way line
of state road #78, a distance of 683.19ifeet. Said curve concaving tothe South-
east and leaving a radius of 1482.69 feet.
Thence along arc of said curve a distance of 504.71 feet tothe point-of-tangency of
said curve; .
Thence bear South 3601 '13" West, along said Westerly RIght-of-Way, line ofrState
road #78, a distance of 1338.62 feet, tothe point-of-curvature of a curveto theat
left In the Westerly Right-of-Way line of stale road #78, said curve concaving to
the Southeast and having a radius of 1950.08 feet
Thence along arc of said curve a distance of 258.57 feet;
Thence bear South 36 02' 13' West, a distance of 876.64 feet;
Thence bear North 530 58'47' West, a distance oft67 feet;
Thence bear North 74 49' 36" West, a distance of 40.57 feet;
Thence North 40 19' 58" West, distance of 60 feet;
Thence bear North 40 19' 58" West, a distance of 332.14 feet;
Thence bear North 571 15' 38" West, a distance of 523.74 feet;
Thence bear North 00 06' 25" East, to the intersection with extension of the South
boundary of that land described in O.R. book 236, page 1694, a distance of
2114.44 feet,
Thence bear North 89 52' 38" East, a distance of 1337.50 feet, to the polint-of-be-
ginning.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, May 24,2006 at 7:00 pm In the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW.2nd Street Okeecho-
bee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTEDPARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision bythe
Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the'
appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the department
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition #S-2006-0644
132686 ON 5/5/2006



NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
Adaustaents and Appeals on Tuesday, May 23,2006 at 7:00 pm In the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee Count Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okee-
chobee, Flondato consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow a second dwelling on
a lot for residential medical assistance In an Residential Rural (RR) zoning diateft.
The property owners and applicants are Wayne and Michelle .Gunvaldsen. The
property Is located at 35115 NE 4th Orive and is more partculanly described as

Lot 8 of Block 3, LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES, SECTION ONE, according to the plat
thereof recorded In Plat Book 5, Pages 15-19, inclusive, of the public record of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, May 24,2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Sreat, Okeocho-
bee, Florida.
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In accordance with the Americans with disability Act (AD) and Florida Statutes CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL H
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in A CITY ORDINANCE THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any pers
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea, no later than two (2) working Board of Adjustmentsa and Appeals
days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372, X 215; if hearing or voice im- PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will meetingorhearing will need to ens
pa red, Call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1 -888-447-5620 (TTY). on Tuesday, May 16,2006 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City is made and that the record include
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and there- appeal will be based. Planning anI
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK after to consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 946: AN backup for official records of the dl
132551 ON 5/5/2006 ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE OFFI-
CIAL ZONING MAP OF OKEECHOBEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF William D. Royce, Planning Director
i LAND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM RESIDENTIAL SIN- Petition S-2006-0643
NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATIONLEFAMILYONE RSF-1) ZONING DISTRICT TO RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE
NOTICEOFCONSIDERATIONOFPROPOSEZONINGRECLASFICATON AML ING DISTRICT; AMENDING THE ZONING MAP ACCORD- 132666 ON 5/5/2006
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NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning INL II I' DATE' l t UNrLICT S ", il N rrNIVE
Board on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 7:00 pm In the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to The Ordinance Is regarding Rezoning Application NO. 06-003-R, submitted by Ma-
consider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classification of Rel- ssa Morgon on behalf of the property owner, A Child's World Childcare and Pre-
dential Single Farily (RSF) to the proposed classification of Residential General school, Inc ai is to the zonin nation from Residential
SPAPER (RG). Theproperty ownerisSalinaHoldinsnc. The appl cantisTabMerchant Sle Family-One RSF-1) to Residential Multiple family (RMF) for property lo-
l The property i s located at8716 SE 68th Dnve and is more particularly described cated at 702 and 704SW 7th Avenue. Legal description being: Lots 4to 6 of
i Tas follows: Block 251; First Addition to Okeechobee, and is approximately 0.688 acress.
as Lot1 and 2, Block 1, OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK, SECTION ONE, according to the All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
to dhe platthereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 31, public records of Okeechobee The proposed Ordinance may be inspected In its entirety by members of the pub-
bel t i U County, Florida. 1c in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri, 8am -
S i Intheeventthatallitemsscheduled before theBoard are not heard, thehearings 4:30pm, exceptfor holidays.
end service shall be continued to Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission oPL A TA r E NTiCE AND hn no onnucnn E,.e a ,ny e risonde in esto pe anv


Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change in zoning will be
held before the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, June 8,2006 at
9:00 am in the County Commission Meeting Room, DOkeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of County Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings will need to en-
. sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County
Clerk and Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for
official records of the Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2005-0625
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decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered aE this
hearing, such Interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbaitim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal Is to be
based. City Clerk tapes are fore the sole purpose of backup for official records of
the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372, X215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk

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AVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARO AT
on deciding to appeal any decision by the
s with respect to any matter considered at this
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
es the testimony and evidence upon which the
d Development tapes are tor the sole purpose of
department.


REQUEST FOR BIDS
The Okeechobee Utility Authority will receive Sealed Bids for the purpose of pur-
chasing at least one of the flowing items.
VEBICLESj
One Ton Regular Cab Truck with utility body -140" wheel base
One 3/4 Ton Extended Cab truck Standard wheel base
One Compact Pickup Truck
PUMPS
Dual Electric (VFD) drive Pumps, Skid Mounted


Mini Excavator w/Dual Axle Traller
Detailed specifications are available upon request from there office of the Executive Di-
rector, at 100 SW 5th Avenue, Phone Number 863-763-9460, Fax Number
863-763-9036. The OUA reserves the tight to reject any or all bids and to waive
formaltes in any bid wherever such rejection or waiver s determined to be in the
best Interest of the UA.

The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the Executive Director, Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority, 100 SW 5th Avenue, on or before the 3:00 PM on May 22, 2006
JohnF.Hayford
Executive Director
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