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Vol. 97 No. 132 Friday, May 12, 2006 504 Plus tax


Service will
honor officers
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office will hold a spe-
cial Law Enforcement Memo-
rial Service to hbnor fallen law
enforcement officers on Mon-
day, May 15, at 8 a.m.
The services will be held
on the steps of the sheriff's
office at 504 N.W. Fourth St.
Sheriff Paul C. May willF',
honor OCSO Deputy Glover E.
'Skip' Brvant, who lost his life
on Nov. 6, 1991. Deputy
Bryant died when the aircraft
he was in crashed in Lake
Okeechobee while trying to
locate two missing boaters.
Brother Joe Bishop will
conduct the memorial service,
while OCSO Sergeant Gary
Bell will read the names of the
fallen officers in Florida.


Experts expect
fewer wildfires
With flames 70-feet high in
some pine trees and burning
embers floating in the air, it
didn't take any persuading for
New Smyrna Beach resident
Andrew Walsh to leave when
authorities told him to evacu-
ate last weekend.
"I couldn't believe it was so
close, this time it was only a
quarter mile away," the 76-
year-old said. "There was
nothing but smoke and heli-
copters flying at treetop level,
filling up buckets from out lit-
. tie lake."
This uime, as with the much
more devastating wildfires of
1998, Walsh's home survived
S without any damage, but two
of his neighbors' houses,
burned to the ground. That fire
and others around the state
have forced road closures and
caused smoky conditions that
led to four traffic deaths.
Suarez, Spangler
are top athletes
Lady Brahman tennis play-,
er Catherine Spangler was
selected as the Okeechobee
NewsPublix Super Market's
female athlete of the month
for April. Ms. Spangler went 3-
1 in four regular season
matches in April to help lead
the Lady Brahmans to their
first district title in 10years.

Drought Index
Current: 584
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.05 feet

Lake level
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Officials, Audubon members and wildlife rescuers were on hand Thursday morning at
Qkee-Tantie Campground and Marina to release a bald eagle that had beep jnjYred_ and
found at Okee-Tantie several months ago. Those in attendance were: (left to right) Paul
Gray of the Audubon of Florida; David Anderson of the Audubon of Florida; Lynda
White, Audubon EagleWatch Coordinator; retired U.S. Senator Bob Smith of the Ever-
glades Foundation, and, Sue Arnold of Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

Bald eagle returned to the wild

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News .
Several months ago a mature
male bald eagle made its pres-
ence known at the Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina bait
shop. It suddenly began appear-
ing on a regular basis to beg for
Since this type of behavior was
highly unusual for an eagle and
the bird appeared to be starving,
Susie Baker and her employees
realized that something was radi-
cally wrong and contacted Sue
Arnold of Arnold's Wildlife Reha-
bilitation Center. Ms. Arnold went
to Okee-Tantie and took the bird'
back to her facility. After examin-
ing it, she found that the bird
would require more than her
facility was equipped to handle.
"Upon examination, we found
that the bird had a fractured right
foot. He couldn't hunt with the
injury and had t6o resort to beg-
ging for food," said Ms. Arnold.
"We realized that it was going to
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Sen. Bob Smith (left) removes a hood from the head of
the rehabilitated bald eagle held by Sue Arnold of
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (right) as Lynda
White, Audubon EagleWatch Coordinator (center)

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Local man

convicted of

sexual battery

may receive
life sentence

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A local man is facing a sen-
tence of life in prison after
being found guilty of commit-
ting sexual battery and striking
a pregnant woman.
Earnest Joseph Venneau,
35, was found guilty by a six-
member jury on April 26. He
was convicted of burglary of a
dwelling with assaullbattery
sexual battery' ith threat of
violence and aggravated bat-
tery on :a pregnant victim,
Court records indicate that the
jury took less than two hours to

reach their decision.
Assistant State Attorney
Ashley Albright said Venneau
will be sentenced at 9 a.m. on
May 22.
looking at
life," said Mr.
"That is the
was arrested
Aug. 1, 20041, Earnest J.
by Detective Venneau
Bett'e Taylor
of the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD) after he
had forced lits"vV. i nto a
woman's home once her hus-
band had left for work. Arrest
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By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
On May 11, the National.
Weather Service (NWS) in
Melbourne issued a fire haz-
ard Red Flag Warning for
Okeechobee and surround-
ing counties for Friday after-
noon, May 12, from I until 8
The warning means that
critical fire weather condi-
tions are forecast to occur in
the next 24 hours.
Melissa Eunice, wildfire
mitigation specialist with the
state Division of Forestry in
Stuart, said on May 11 that a

cold front coming in on Fri-
day will bring with it dry air
and strong, gusty winds, thus
increasing the fire danger.
"Hopefully, we will get
heavy rainfall that can help
mitigate the fire danger. How-
ever, heavy rainfall comes
with heavy lightning that adds
to the risk of fire caused by
lightning strikes," she said.
As an example of the fire
danger from lightning strikes,
Ms. Eunice said lightning hit a
palm tree in Martin County on
Tuesday, May 9, and started
the tree on fire.
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300 motorcyclists

honor fallen officers

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
It was a bright sunshiny Sat-
urday morning, May 6, when
several law enforcement officers
fired up their motorcycle
engines at the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
and headed east toward Trea-
sure Coast communities.
The riders had one mission in
mind: honor the memory of fall-
en officers.
Heading into National Police
Officers Week (May 14-20),
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Detective Sergeant Brad Stark
participated in the motorcycle
rally. His wife Diane was seated
in the passenger seat of the 2005
Harley-Davidson Road King.
Fellow officers joining in the

rally included OCSO Corporal
Clif Gill and his wife Shirley;
OCSO Deputy Tony Kibler, and
his wife Captain Lori Kibler,
from the Okeechobee Correc-
tional Institute; retired Florida
Highway Patrol Trooper Paul
Bramlett; Detective Shawn Nor-
ton of the Seminole Police
Department; OCSO Deputy Bill
Maerki; OCSO Sergeant Detec-
tive T.J. Brock; and Detective J.
P. Zeigler of the Okeechobee
City Police Department.
The ride included stops at
law enforcement agencies
along the Treasure Coast where
riders prayed in memorial of
fellow officers who had died.
The riders were cradled by the
Blue Knights, a law enforce-
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Local law enforcement officers joined 300 others in a motorcycle ride along the Treasure
Coast Saturday, May 6, to honor fallen officers. Riders include wives and officers (from left):
Shirley Gill; OCSO Corporal Clif Gill; OCSO Detective Sergeant Brad Stark; OCSO Deputy
Anthony Kibler; Captain Lori Kibler, Okeechobee Correctional Institute; retired Florida High-
way Patrol Trooper Paul Bramlett; and Detective Shawn Norton, of the Seminole Police
Department. Not pictured are: Diane Stark; OCSO Deputy Bill Maerki; OCSO Detective
Sergeant T.J. Brock; and Detective J.P. Zeigler, of the Okeechobee City Police Department.

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"Luckily, we (Division of
Forestry) were close by and put
the fire out right away. It was
only one tree, but it could have
damaged a home that was near-
by," she said.
Ms. Eunice had some advice
for people about fire prevention.
"Be on the lookout and watch
for lightning strikes. The way you


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reports state that Venneau forced
the then-pregnant woman to
have sex while her young daugh-
ter cried in a nearby room, and
struck her in the face several
'times. He also took the woman's
money, $40, and left.
He was later arrested at his
From this point on, the search
for evidence began to play out like
an episode of the popular televi-
sion show "CSI."
When he was arrested, Ven-
neau was photographed and
Detective Taylor asked him for the
clothes he was wearing at the
time of the assault. While Ven-
neau gave the detective some
clothes, he could not produce the,
underwear that he had worn nor
the flip-flops. However, the flip-
flops that had been described by
the victim were later found in a
search of the home. They were
found in an oven.
After several days of searching
for the missing underwear, Detec-'
tive Taylor and fellow OCPD
Detective Bill Saum came up with
an idea maybe he flushed
them down the toilet.
"Once in his house, he never
left home. But, where were the
shorts?" recalled Detective Saum
of the question the two detectives
asked each other,
The septic tank was unearthed
and pumped out. As fluid was
pumped from the tank the detec-
tives found what they were look-
ing for pieces of fabric, and a
pair of broken scissors.
The detectives theorized that
Venneau cut up the underwear.
and flushed the pieces down the
toilet. Detective Saum said he felt
that the 6-0, 260-pound Venneau
broke the scissors and flushed
them down the toilet too.
"Who would ever dream that
the cops would ever look in the
septic tank?" asked Detective
Saum in a telephone interview
Thursday, May 11. "We took a
wild guess at it, but that's the only
thing we could see after four or
five searches of the house."
The detective said the under-
wear was likely flushed so that no
DNA could be found.
"That's one of the first places
you're going to look for DNA -
the shorts," said Detective Saum.
However, the fabric was in the
septic tank for 22 days, which
made it impossible to tell if the
fabric actually was the missing
"But, we got the fabric into evi-
dence because what else could it
have been?" asked the detective.
"It's very strange to find fabric in a
septic tank, especially along with
a pair of scissors."
When it came up at trial, Ven-
neau's attorney Edmond Alonzo
made a motion to suppress the


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.ment motorcycle group. About
300 participated in total, accord-
ing to Mrs. Stark.
The Blue Knights protected the
group from other cars and rode
with their blue and red lights
"It was kind of like a funeral
procession to remember those
who died," Mrs. Stark said.
She said it was comforting and
very nice to see 30 motorcycle
officers from different agencies
cradle the group of about 300 rid-
The memorial tour took the
riders to the Florida Highway
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protect your property for a fire is
the same as for a hurricane -
clean debris off the roof, prune
trees and limbs, and make sure
you have a water source. The
main thing is to have a 30-foot
defensible space from heavy,
thick vegetation."
For more information about
wildfire protection, visit www.fl- on the web or call the
Division of Forestry in Okee-
chobee at (863) 462-5160.

evidence found in the septic tank.
But, his motion was denied by
Judge Sherwood Bauer, Jr.
Mr. Albright added that even
though the detectives did "an
excellent job of following the
leads," the fabric didn't actually
play a big part in Venneau's con-
"We didn't have an expert
who could say they were his
clothes," said Mr. Albright. "But,
what we could say is that this was
a possible way of explaining why
we couldn't find the clothes."
And even though Detective
Saum described finding the fabric
as "weird and completely odd,"
there's more.
At the Okeechobee County
Jail, Detective Taylor left instruc-
tions that Venneau was not to be
allowed to take a shower or go
near water until she got a court
order to swab the man's groin
area for DNA.
However, a short time after
leaving she received a call from
the jail that Venneau had been
acting strangely. And when cor-
rections officers spoke to him, he'
kept facing the wall with his back
to them.
When a corrections officer
entered the cell to check on Ven-
neau he found a wet spot on the
floor where Venneau had been
drinking iced tea, states the arrest
report. The report goes on to say
that there was also a wet spot on
the front of the man's jeans.
He had used the tea to wash
himself and destroy any DNA evi-
dence that may have been pres-
ent, said Detective Saum.
He said Venneau complained
to the officers that he was thirsty,
so they did the humane thing and
gave him a.small amount of iced
"Why would you wash your
groin with tea? Why not wait until
you can actually get a shower?"
asked Detective Saum. "I'm 48
years old and I've never heard of
anyone washing with tea."
However, this act provided
some of the best evidence against
the man, said Mr. Albright.
"The strongest thing was the
victim identifying him, and his
washing himself with iced tea,"
said the prosecuting attorney.
Detective Saum also found
some handprints near a window
on the outside of the victim's
home. He measured the prints to
see how close they were to the
size of Venneau's hands they
were an eighth of an inch off.
Although that did not prove
the prints belonged to Venneau, it
also did not prove that they didn't
belong to Venneau, said Detective
Saum, who's been processing
crime scenes for about 17 years,
said he didn't know if the "weird
and completely odd" events of
this case would be similar to
something seen on "CSI."
"I don't watch it. I do enough
of this on my own," he said.

the St. Lucie County Sheriff's
Office and police department,
Sewall's Point Police Department,
Stuart Police Department, Martin
County Sheriff's Office and the
Jupiter Police Dept. At each loca-
tion, the officers stopped and said
a prayer for the community's fall-
en officers.
Mrs. Stark said people don't
always realize what the officers
do for the citizens, but she saw
firsthand what they do for each
"It's a brotherhood," she said.
What touched her most., she
said, was when a Martin County
Sheriff's Office airplane flew over-
head, cradling the group from
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"It was almost as if they were
saying, 'C'mon home boys,'" Mrs.
Stark said.

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
A rehabilitated bald eagle stretched his wings and got his
first taste of freedom in several months after being rescued
at Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina by Sue Arnold of
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. The adult male bald
eagle had a fractured right foot.


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take thousands of dollars, a bird
of prey flight cage and the kind of
expertise that we just don't have
here right now. A flight cage is
essential in the rehabilitation of a
bird of prey. It re-teaches them
how to fly and hunt on their own
after a physical injury has healed.
"We originally transferred it to
Treasure Coast Wildlife Center in
Palm City. Once the bird was sta-
bilized, they sent it to the
Audubon Center for Birds of Prey
in Maitland," she added.
Ms. Arnold wint on to say that.
efforts had been made to erect a.
flight cage, but the hurricanes
brought those efforts to a stand-
"We had been attempting to
raise money to build a flight cage,
but the project had to be put on
the back burner after the hurri-
canes struck and did so much
damage to our center," she said.
"The facility in Maitland has the
equipment and know-how to
take care of a bird like this."
The Audubon Center for Birds
of Prey, which opened on Oct. 19,
1979, treats nearly 675 birds of
prey (known as raptors) each
year including 50-60 eagles. Near-
ly 75 percent of all of these birds
have injuries and illnesses result-
ing from interaction with
The main clinic is a 2,500-
square-foot, climate-controlled
building with a central examina-
tion and treatment area. They also
have separate recovery rooms for
large owls, hawks, small owls and
eagles and an intensive care and
long-term treatment area.
After months of treatment and
intensive rehabilitation, the eagle
was ready to be released back
into the wild. The Center contact-

ed Paul, Gray, PhD., of the
Audubon's Okeechobee Science
Office in Lorida, to ask for sugges-
tions as to where to release the
"Take it back to Okee-Tantie.
That's where it came from and
that's a good place to set it free,"
he advised them.
The eagle made its return trip
to Okeechobee accompanied by
Center staff member Lynda
White, Audubon EagleWatch
Coordinator. It was released back:
to its home along the shore of
Lake Okeechobee on Thursday
morning by former New Hamp-
shire Senator Bob Smith. While
serving as the chairman of the
Senate Environment and Public
Works Committee, Sen. Smith
was instrumental in having the
Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Plan passed by the
U.S. Congress in 2000. Serin. Smith
is now the president of the Ever-
glades Foundation.
In a press release from the
Audubon Center for Birds of Prey,
Sen. Smith said: "As a long time
friend of Audubon, I am honored
to be a part of the release of this
magnificent bird. The accom-
plishments of Audubon and the
significant work in Everglades
restoration can be celebrated by
the release of this rehabilitated
It was particularly gratifying to
all those in attendance since the
bald eagle was once listed as
endangered under the Endan-
gered Species Act. This symbol of
our country came close to extinc-
tion in the 1960s due to pesticide
use, habitat loss and other prob-
lems created by humans.
Its protection has enabled it to
re-populate to the point of being
downgraded in 1994 to the
'threatened' status in all but three

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On page 1 of the Thursday,
May 11, Okeechobee News in an
article headlined "Principals get
new assignments" it was stated
that Andy Brewer has been
assigned to be the principal at

Osceola Middle School. That is
incorrect. Mr. Brewer will be the
principal at the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus. We regret the
error and any inconvenience it
may have caused.

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Meeting on stormwater issue slated
OKEECHOBEE A meeting to discuss the planning process for a
stormwater master plan, as well as identifying problem areas and pos-
sible flooding solutions, will be held Wednesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m.
at the Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N.
Officials from Okeechobee County, the City of Okeechobee and the
South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will be hosting
the public meeting. Area residents will be able to fill out a question-
naire concerning stormwater problems in their area, which will help
project managers create a plan that will best address the concerns of
For information, contact the Okeechobee County Engineering
Department at (863) 763-1811.

School board to discuss grants
OKEECHOBEE In conjunction with the Community Collabora-
tive Council meeting, the Okeechobee County School Board will be
discussing several grants for the 2006-07 school year.
The meeting will be held in the school board office, 700 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave., on Tuesday, May 23, at 10 a.m.
Grants include: IDEA, Part B-Individual Disabilities Education Act;
IDEA Part B-Preschool; Title I-Migrant delinquent and homeless chil-
dren; Title II-Teacher and Principal Training Recruiting Fund; Math and
Science Partnerships; Enhancing Education through Technology Enti-
tlement; Title Ill-English Language Acquisition, Language Enhance-
ment and Academic Achievement Act; Title IV Safe and Drug Free
Schools and 21 Century Community Learning Centers; Title V Innova-
tive Programs; and, Title VI-Rural and Low Income School Programs.
For information or to provide input, please plan on attending the
meeting or call Cathleen Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255, for grant con-

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
*You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insurance
or other assistance.
Your gross household income is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household $24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons $42,850; and, eight
persons $45,500.
Interviews for applications for this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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Here are our "Students of the Week" for the week of May 8 through May 12. Everglades
Elementary School would like to thank the following students for giving their best.
Kindergarten students selected were: Andrew Van Howe, Elton Pelt, and Rosa Rivera-
Chavez. First grade students included: Samantha Wheeler, Curtis Fountain, Kelsey
Schoonmaker, Kenny Whaley, Bianca Torres, Valentin Perez and Daniella Navarro. Sec-
ond grade students were: John Bittner, Casey Feldpusch, Shannon Mayes, Isaac Hanner
and Teresa Luviano-Aguilar. Third grade students chosen were: Jesse Baldridge, Jessi-
ca Maya, John Dowler, Edwin Medina, Zachary Reed and Jason Viens. Fourth grade stu-
dents selected 'included: Jazmine Hardman,, Robert Garza, Steven Alvarez, Estevan
Elias, and Cheyenne Lusk and fifth grade student was Walter Hatfield. Congratulations
to our many outstanding students.

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monary resuscitation workshop
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belief, I heard that the Mexicans now want to change the wording of
our National Anthem. Where do they think they are? I keep hearing
they do the jobs that Americans won't do, anyone who believes that
one anymore is a fool. They drive around with no automobile insur-
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Community Events

Book discussion group to meet
Friends of the Okeechobee Library book discussion group
will meet Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in the library board room,
206 S.W. 16th St. The group will be reading and discussing "The
Life of PI" by Yann Martel. To celebrate the beginning of sum-
mer, the discussion will start with some teas of India and cook-
ies. Everyone who likes to read and discuss books is invited. For
information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Main Street plans mixer
Main Street will hold a mixer Thursday, May 18, from 5 until 7
p.m. at The Dust Collector, 1.18 S.E. Park St. Jimmy Scott Osceo-
la will present his paintings. Joe Dan Osceola will tell stories
that relive Indian history.
Methodist men to host fish fry
The men's group from the First United Methodist Church will
host a fish fry on Friday, May 19, at the church, 200 N.W. Second
St. The meal will include fried fish,.grits, cole slaw, hushpuppies
and desert for a donation of $5 per meal. Tickets are available at
the church office. For information, call (863) 763-4021.
Benefit planned for burn victim
Barbecue chicken dinners will be sold Friday, May 19, at 504
N.E. Sixth Ave. for Jennifer Bussey, Who was severely burned.
Dinners can be either picked up or delivered between 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m. Tickets cost $7 a dinner and can be purchased at
the First Baptist Church office, 401 S.W. Fourth St., or by calling
Shannon Lightsey at (863) 634-7214.
IRCC hosting children's conference
, Chiidcare providers, educators and parents are invited to
participate in the 15th annual Treasure Coast Children's Confer-
ence on Saturday, May 20, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Indian
River Community College, 3209 Virginia Avenue, in Fort Pierce.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Clarrisa Willis. The topic of her
speech is: Hidden Treasures What you do makes a differ-
ence. To register, contact Linda Provencher at (772) 595-6424.
Church plans golf scramble
Oakview Baptist Church will host its 11 th annual golf tourna-
ment Saturday, May 20, at the Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club, 405 N.E. 131st Lane. The format will be a four-man team
scramble. The cost is $40 per person. Registration begins at
7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Hole-in-one prizes
include Ben Hogan Irons, a Dell Computer, a Bose Wave Radio
and a 2006 Dodge Charger. A meal will follow the tournament.
For information, visit their website at;
or, call (869) 763-1699.
Jimmie Scott Osceola Day slated
Okeechobee City Hall Park will host a celebration honoring
Jimmie Scott Osceola on Saturday, May 20, from 9 until 5 p.m.
There will be Indian crafts, artwork, Indian food and entertain-
Jail & Bail helps K-9 unit
The Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge, S.R. 78 W, will host a Jail
and Bail on Sunday, May 21, at 1 p.m. This fundraiser will bene-
fit the Glades County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit. There will be
food, fun, entertainment and a photographer to take pictures of
your pets. The K-9 unit will serve and protect Buckhead Ridge
and all of Glades County. Send your friends to jail warrants
will be available.

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At Your Service On Page 2

Letter to the Editor

Mom, you
can be proud
Last week one day, during the
evening hours, there was a knock
on my door. Two young people
asked me if I owned an orange cat
and their looks saddened when I
said yes. They told me that Scrap-
per, my pet of nine years, had run
in front of their vehicle and was
The young man, Bryce, and his
sister, Bridget, were coming
home from the Buckhead Ridge
Fire Department, where Bryce is a
volunteer. Bridget is a sophomore
at Okeechobee High School.

When seeing my despair,
Bryce offered to bury my long-
time pal and pet in my backyard,
while Bridget comforted me in
my home.
Because these two young peo-
ple were so responsible and com-
passionate of my situation, they
saved me from further despair of
having to discover what had hap-
pened to my cat, and having to
handle it on my own.
I want to commend them, and
I want to commend their mom for
Bryce and Bridget's fine upbring-
Mom, you can be proud!
Karen Elliott

Upcoming Events

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday except the first Friday of
the month for 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.
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.
Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret 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, locat-
ed 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.

Worship In Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee,
1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month beginning at 6
p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian singers and musicians
are welcome to take part. For information, contact the church at (863)
763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at
(863) 467-6657.
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 ques-
tions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart at
(863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materi-
als and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for infor-
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick
Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of
/ the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee
County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until
5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St..This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting.
The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For
information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold
(863) 610-2280.
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.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index.and
military information available. For information, call '(863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to
see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614
for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
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.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
Community Country Gospel will meet at7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Community Events

Book sale aids Red Cross
Allison Chandler and Lauren Halliday, the youngest of the
"Heroes" for the American Red Cross will hold a used book sale on
Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the
Handy Food Store on U.S. 441 S. Paperbacks are $1 and hard cover
books are $2. All proceeds will benefit .the American Red Cross and
Okeechobee County.

Shared Services Network to meet
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will hold its monthly meeting Friday, May 12,
at 1:30 p.m. in the office of Dr. Patricia Cooper at the Okeechobee
County School Administration Building, 700 S.W. Second Ave. This
forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in
our community through the collaborative efforts of our local deci-
sion makers. The public is invited. For information, call (863) 462-
5000, ext. 257.

Church hosting gospel sing
A gospel sing featuring The Gospel Messengers from Fort Pierce
will be held at the Gospel Lighthouse, 914 W.N. Park St., on Friday,
May 12, at 7:30 p.m. For information, call Reverend Elma J. Hamp-
ton at (863) 357-0455.
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. Deliv-
eries will be made by the COP Volunteer Program. Call Carolyn at
(863) 634-1476, (863) 634-5801,or (863) 634-5819.

Book sale aids Red Cross
Allison Chandler and Lauren Halliday, the youngest of the
"Heroes" for the American Red Cross, will hold a used book sale
on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the parking lot of
the former K-mart store. Paperbacks are $1 and hard cover books
are $2. All proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross and Okee-
chobee County.
Postal Service plans food drive
The U.S. Postal Service will be hosting their annual food drive
Saturday, May 13. Helping feed the hungry is as simple as filling a
box or bag with non-perishable food, then placing it next to the
mailbox before the letter carrier arrives for mail distribution at your
home on May 13.
Animal cruelty topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, May
13, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1 and 6
p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be David
Miller, executive director, and Helen Savill, director of Humane
Education, Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. The topic will
be educating the public on animal cruelty. For information, contact
the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, Inc. at (772) 287-5753
or (772) 223-8822; or,
Eastern Star plans yard sale
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128 of the Order of the Eastern Star
will host a:yard sale Saturday, May 13, from 8 until 1 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd Way, which is just off of
S.R. 78West.
Church hosting worship sing
The Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., will host
worship sing Saturday, May 13, at 6 p.m. Christian musicians and
singers are welcome. For information call (863) 763-3373, (863)
697-8577 or (863) 763-6869.

Sorority hosts benefit for Red Cross
The Theta Omicron Sorority will be at Publix, 3551 U.S. 441 S.
on Saturday, May 13. The Sorority is a Red Cross Hero and will have
on display a cooler with hurricane items to be given away. Give-
away tickets are on sale until May 13. The winner will be picked on
Tuesday, May 30. All monies raised will be for Okeechobee County:
For information, call (863) 763-1811.
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 Preg-
nancy 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.
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 com-
pletion of class. The class is scheduled for two, four-hour days. The
instructor will be Mrs. D.J. Bryan. For information, contact her at
(863) 763-0351.
Church plans Mother's Day service
Victory Baptist Church, 500 S. W. Ninth St., will host a special
Mother's Day service Sunday, May 14, at 10:45 a.m. There will be
singing, preaching and a smoked pork, catfish and fried chicken
dinner served. For information, call (863) 763-0669.
Agency on Aging meeting slated
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.
City Council to issue proclamation
On Tuesday, May 16, the Okeechobee City Council will present
a proclamation declaring May 20 as Jimmie Scott Osceola Day. The
council meets in their chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 55
S.E. Third Ave. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.
Meeting on stormwater issue slated
A meeting to discuss the planning process for a stormwater
master plan, as well as identifying problem areas and possible
flooding solutions, will be held Wednesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. at

the Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. Officials from
Okeechobee County, the City of Okeechobee and the South Flori-
da Water Management District (SFWMD) will be hosting the public
meeting. Area residents will be able to fill out a questionnaire con-
cerning stormwater problems in their area, which will help project
managers create a plan that will best address the concerns of citi-
zens For information, contact the Okeechobee County Engineer-
ing Department at (863) 763-1811.
Church hosting revival
A revival with Brother Larry Nix will be held May 17 through
May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Haven of Rest Pentecostal Church, 180 N.W.
Third St. For information, call Pastor Tom Velie at (863) 357-3053.
Chamber Coffee Match slated
Preferred Properties, 3126 U.S. 441 S., will host this month's
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch on
Thursday, May 18, at 8 a.m. For information, call (863) 763-8222.

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Glades Emergency

Management sets

hurricane seminars

preparation for the upcoming
hurricane season that starts on
June 1, Glades County Emer-
gency Management is beginning
its hurricane awareness by host-
ing several seminars throughout
the county.
The seminars are free of
Some of the topics include
hurricane preparedness, debris
before and after, after the storm,
shelters and much more. The
dates and locations are:
Mqse Community Center,
May 18, at 7p.m.;
Doyle Conner in Moore
Haven, May 22, at 7p.m. (Chief
Meteorologist, Jim Rief from ABC
7 News will be a guest presenter);
Buckhead Ridge Communi-
ty Center, May 25, at 7:30 p.m.;
Indian Hills Volunteer Fire
Department, May 31, at 7 p.m.;
Palmdale Community Cen-
ter, June 13, at 7 p.m.
For more information, please
contact the office of Emergency
Management (863) 946-6020.
The American Red Cross
offers the following tips for
preparing for the 2007 Hurricane
Identify ahead of time where
you could go if you are told to
evacuate. Choose several
places-a friend's home in anoth-
er town, a motel, or a shelter.
Keep handy the telephone
numbers of these places as well
as a road map of your locality. You

may need to take alternative or
unfamiliar routes if major roads
are closed or clogged.
Listen to NOAA Weather
Radio or local radio or TV stations
for evacuation instructions. If
advised to evacuate, do so imme-
Take these items with you
when evacuating: Prescription
medications and medical sup-
plies; Bedding and clothing,
including sleeping 'bags and pil-
lows; Bottled water, battery-oper-
ated radio and extra batteries, first
aid kit, flashlight; car keys and
maps; documents, including dri-
ver's license, Social Security card,
proof of residence, insurance poli-
cies, wills, deeds, birth and mar-
riage certificates, tax records, etc.
Assemble a Disaster Sup-
plies Kit including the following
items: First ,aid kit and essential
medications; canned food and
can opener; at least three gallons
of water per person; protective
clothing, rainwear, and bedding
or sleeping bags; battery-powered
radio, flashlight, and extra batter-
ies; special items for infants, elder-
ly, or disabled family members;
written instructions on how to
turn off electricity, gas and water if
authorities advise you to do so.
(Remember, you'll need a profes-
sional to turn them back on.)
More information on prepar-
ing for natural disasters may be
found online at http://www.
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Glades County Arrest Report

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUD charges by the
Glades County Sheriffs Office
(OCSO), the Seminole Police
Department (SPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) ortheDepart-
mentof Corrections (DOQ.
Jacinto Lopez, 30, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Deputy
Joseph Sapuppo on an active
warrant for VOP. He remains in
custodywith bond set at $2,,500 ,,
:*James Bradley, 42..;,f Vintir
Haven was arrested by Deputy.
Richard Ermeri on active Polk
County warrant. He was later
released on a $3,000 surety bond.
Ashley \Vilcox, '1, of Auburn-
dale was arrested by Deputy
Joseph Sapuppo on the charge of
possession of marijuana under 20
grams. She was later released on
a $250 cash bond.
\\esler Garcia, 33, of Chero-
kee, North Carolina was arrested
by Deputy Queenie Bell on two
active warrants for failure to pay
court ordered fines. HB remains in
custody \\ith bond set at $1 ,.")u
cash only.

May, 4
Marcos Medina, 40, of
Miami was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on the charge of fail-
ure to sign and accept summons.
He was later released on a $500
cash bond.
Felix Vasquez, 41, Moore
Haven, was arrested May 4 by
Deputy Wayne Stripling on
charges of aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon and bur-
glary. His bond was set at $7,500 '
Marcial Garcia, 26, Moore
Haven, was arrested May 4 by
Deputy Tito Nieves onia charge of, .ted! baL.ry with.a deadly
weapon. His bond was set at
Todd Story, 34, of
lridiarin .n \\as arrested by SPD
'OtfiCtr Moreuan on an active war--
rant from Okeechobee County
and atn active warrant from Hills-
b,,-rouni He remains in custody
-with L,.ind selt at 12,500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.

Moore Haven to host motorcycle rally

MOORE HAVEN Planning is
under way for the second annual
River Rally, sponsored by the City
of Moore Haven, Main Street
Moore Haven Inc. and the Christ-
ian Motorcycle Association.
Slated for Saturday, June 3,
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the
historic Tom Perry Park, Riverside
Drive, in Moore Haven, Vice
Mayor and Harley enthusiast
Dave McGee urges bikers from
around Lake Okeechobee and
beyond to enjoy the ride over to
Moore Haven on the banks of the
Caloosahatchee River.
"We in Moore Haven wel-
come everyone to our small but
peaceful town by the Caloosa-
hatchee River," Vice Mayor
McGee said. "You'll. find that
Moore Haven is a real down to
earth town with a lot to offer. We
have one of the .most beautiful
areas around the lake, scenic
parks, and great athletic fields
and of course, the historic Lone
Cypress tree, on the bank of the
Caloosahatchee River, where the
city was founded in 1915. Feel
free to browse around and enjoy
our hometown hospitality and
friendly atmosphere that makes
Moore Haven' one of the best
places to live in Florida."
Poker Run added
Participants in this year's River
Rally are encouraged to come
early and sign up for a guided
Poker Run, sponsored by .the
Glades County Volunteer Fire
Department and Glades County
Sheriff's Office.
Sign up for the poker run will
begin at 8 a.m. with the first bikes
out at 9:30 a.m.
According to Glades County
Emergency Services Director Bob
Jones, riders will leave Moore
Haven, travel to Vanishing
Species in Palmdale, where they
will draw their first card. From
there, it's on to the Venus Grocery
Store, then Tasmania and Ortona,
before returning to Moore Haven.
Registration for the poker run
is $20 for lone bikers, $30 for
those riding tandem and includes

a barbecue dinner with all the fix-
The rider with the winning
hand following the run will split
the pot with the Volunteer Fire
The second annual river rally
itself will begin with opening cer-
emonies at 10 a.m., followed by
the Blessing of the Bikes.
Biker games, including the
"Road Kill game," in which the
biker must scoop up "road kill"
with a fishing net, begin at 11
a.m. Other popular games
"Bite the weenie," in which
bikers ride tandem and the biker
riding the queen seat must catch
a hot dog suspended on a fishing
line across Riverside Drive in their
teeth; and,
"Slow bike," in which bikes
are lined up, and the rider able to'
ride the slowest, without putting
down his feet or falling over-
wins a prize.
Other games include slaloms
and balloon toss.
Game registration is $15, with
proceeds to benefit Main Street
Moore Haven, Inc.
Door prizes, sponsored by Ft.
Myers Harley Davidson and oth-
ers, will be awarded beginning at
3 p.m., followed by prize draw-
ings al 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy li\e music provided by
SpiritWind and Moore Haven
High School teacher/DJ Michael
Vendor space is available, but
going fast as E.L. Leather Goods,
Signs Lines and Glass Designs,
Ask and Receive, Mike's Roasted
Peanuts, Horney's Custom Cycles
and others are expected to return
for the second annual event.
Booth space is, $25, with pro-
ceeds to benefit Main Street
Moore Haven, Inc.

Sponsors for this event include
Ahern's BP, Everglades Realty,
Harley Davidson of Ft. Myers,
Horney's Custom Cycles, Honor-
bound Motorcycle Ministries,
Dave's Music and others.
For more information, or to
register, phone (863) 946-0300.

Moore Haven public works superintendent Mike Jones drives
while a city employee tries to catch a hot dog suspended on
a fishing line across Riverside Drive in the "Bite the Weenie,
game during last year's first annual River Rally.

Submitted to Okeechobee News
Moore Haven Vice Mayor Dave McGee holds the net for the
balloon toss game, in which motorcyclists, toss a water bal-
loon into a fishing net held by a city official.

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Suarez and Spangler named athletes of month

By Loma Jablonsld
Okeechobee News
Lady Brahman tennis player
Catherine Spangler was selected
as the Okeechobee News/Publix
Super Market's female athlete of
the month for April. Ms. Spangler
went 3-1 in four regular season
matches in April to help lead the
Lady Brahmans to their first dis-
trict title in 10 years.
"Catherine has been a role
model as the only senior on the
squad and has been a tremen-
dous asset to the O.H.S. tennis
squad," said coach Daryl Roehm.
"Her dedication and hard work
paid off this year with the district
The number one player for the
team has played tennis for the
past six years. Ms. Spangler is also
an honor roll student with a 3.79
grade point average. She plans to
attend Indian River Community
College in the fall and major in
business administration.
She is the daughter of Joe
Spangler and Judi Austin.
Brahman sophomore track
star Bryan Suarez was selected as
the male athlete of the month for

April. He had four first place fin-
ishes and five second place finish-
es in April. He was named to the
All Conference team for the Trea-
sure Lake Conference in the two-
mile and mile events. In only his
second year of competition, Mr.
Suarez raced his way to the dis-
trict championship in the two-
mile event. He was second in the
mile event. At regional competi-
tion, he finished third in the two-
mile and qualified for state in that
"Bryan is a tremendous dis-
tance runner," said track coach
Shane Williams. "He has an
incredible work ethic and is
bound to be a state champ in the
near future."
He holds school records in the
mile and two-mile events.
Mr. Suarez also is a member of
the Brahman cross-country and
soccer teams.
When it comes to academics,
Mr. Suarez is in the top five per-
cent of his class with a 3.6 grade
point average. His future plans
include running with the pros and
majoring in accounting in college.
He is the son of David and Tina

Submitted to Okeechobee News/Daryl Roehm
Lady Brahman tennis player Catherine Spangler (right) was
selected as the Okeechobee News/Publix Super Market's
female athlete of the month for April. She received her award
from girls' tennis coach Daryl Roehm (left).

Brahman track star Bryan Suarez (right) received the Okee-
chobee News/Publix Super Market's male athlete of the
month for April. He received his award from track coach
Shane Williams (left).


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Sports Briefs

Tennis fundraiser
planned for May 20
The third annual Okeechobee
Junior tennis fundraiser will take
place Saturday, May 20, at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex.
Check-in time is 8:45 a.m. at
the tennis courts. The event will
start at 9 a.m.
The deadline for registration is
Thursday, May 18. The cost of sin-
gles competition is $10 per play
which includes a T-shirt, lunch,
balls and awards. Checks should
be made payable to Okeechobee
High School.
For information, contact Dave
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Pop Warner grid
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Pop Warner football and
cheerleading sign-ups will take
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Complex on May 20, June 10,
June 24, July 1 and July 15 from
.10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring
the child's last report card, a cur-
rent year physical from your doc-
tor and a copy of the child's birth

For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863)
634-3482 or Albion Crowell at
(863) 697-2576.

Contractors Assoc.
plans fishing tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association will sponsor a bass
fishing tournament on May 20 at
the Okee-Tantie Marina with all
proceeds going toward youth ori-
ented projects.
The registration fee is $120 per
boat (teams of two). There will be
over $3,000 in cash and prizes
paid to the top six places. There
will also be a big fish award.
For information contact John
at (863) 634-7446, or Lisa at (863)

Men's softball
tournament planned
A Men's softball tournament
with all tournament proceeds
going to the Okeechobee High
School softball program will take
place Saturday, June 3, and Sun-
day, June 4, at the Okeechobee
softball complex across from
Yearling.Middle School.

The cost of this tournament i.s
$300 per team.
The tournament will use ISA
rules with unlimited home runs.
First place will pay $600; second
place will pay $400; and, third
place will pay $200. There will be
a home run derby, and giveaways
throughout the day.
For information contact Kim
Hargraves at (863) 634-6322, or
Rob Lowe at (863) 634-2694.

Tennis lessons
will be offered
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified
tennis pro and Okeechobee High
School coach is offering five
weeks of recreational tennis les-
sons at the Okeechobee Sports
Classes will meet Monday
through Friday starting on Mon-
day, June 5, and ending on Friday,
July 7. Each student will have
three lessons a week for five
weeks. Classes are determined by
the grade 'ou will be in this fall.
Private lessons are also avail-,
able during the summer.
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday,May 12,
through Thursday,May 19, are as
Theatre I -"Mission Impossible
3" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9:10 p.m.
Theatre II "RV" (PG-13}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Theatre III "Hoot"(PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and9 p.m.
ITickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-


Red Road Academy
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to
a civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Karin Aldridge at
Red Road Academy, (863) 357-
5905. We are looking for volun-
teers to work a few hours a
month with committed youth
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools, as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice at
(863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.
Childbirth education
classes being offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will be presenting child-
birth education classes at the
American Red Cross. All pregnant
women are encouraged to attend
the classes. For information or to
register for this informative class,
call the Healthy Start office at
(863) 462-5877. Every baby
deserves a healthy start.
Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards program.
The property does not have to be
for sale and is open to residential
and commercial property
throughout the county. For infor-
mation or to obtain entry forms,
contact Dale Ann Watford, secre-
tary of the board at (863) 634-7311
or (863) 763-8222.

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facil-
ity, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accept-
ed include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household haz-
ardous waste; and, batteries. For
more information: contact Russell
Rowland, county solid waste
manager, at (863) 763-1811, or
Waste Management of Okee-
chobee at (863) 357-0111, or

(863) 763-4818.
Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others
the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red
Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed External Defibrillation, and
HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the Ameri-
can Red Cross at (863) 763-2488
to find out more.

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parking lot. Call to .denity.

130-140lbs. Missing bottom
K-9. Vic. E. Palomar & S. Edge
S Water 863-673-2113 Reward
Cat, grey & white, female, 13
yrs. old, scar on lip,
DOG, Min. Schnauzer, light
gray female, "Abby", was in
car accident on SR 80.
REWARD. (407)718-0958
DOG, Min. Schnauzer, light
gray female, "Abby", was in
car accident on SR 80. RE-
WARD $1000 (407)718-0958
DOGS, Neutered male chihua-
hua & female beagle in Muse
area. (863)674-0874 or
Pug, tan & black, male, 18
mos. old, vic. of Buckhead
Ridge on 5/10. REWARD!
Please call (863)763-4702

years old. Free to good
home. (863)763-4052
CAT- 12yrs old, blk, w/whi
markings, F, spayed,, very
friendly, prefer adults w/no
pets (863)675-6205
PUPPIES great watchdogs,
all shots. (863)983-5597

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KITTEN- Black & while & 1
Adull lemale cat, Black,
white & orange. Free to Good
Home. (863)763-5182
KITTENS- 3, Tabby Calico,
Avail. 05/26/06. Not good
for small children.
KITTrENS- 4 very cute, to good
homes only (863)763-1893
ask for Bob
Ready on 5/23/06.
draulic. You haul.

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OKEECHOBEE- Sat. May 13th,
7am-Noon, 2901 NE 11th
Lane. Pine Ridge Park,
TV's,VCR's recliner and
much more!!
BumHng a car? Look In the
classlfleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-

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Saturday, May 13th, 9am-?,
798 SW 85th Ave.
In North Lake Country Estates
Furniture, Household Items,
Clothing...oo much to list!!!

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The Okeechobee News
is seeking a full time
Outside Sales Consultant.
The right applicant will:
'* Be enthusiasbc
Be inquisitive
Be service oriented
Be highly motivated
Be a seif-managed mndiidua.l
Be rell organized
Preferably have previous salec experience
Be a good team player
Be able to handle pre-s.ure
e Han e computer skills
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potental for advancement
A unique work environment
where emplo\ ees are trusted and empowered
S Competitive pay and benefits
Lite and Disabihtv Insurance
401IKl Retirement Plan
a Generous Lime oUtt program
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Medical 210
Employment -
Part.Time : 215
Wanted 220.
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

Steady Local Work
Must have Transportaion
Call (863)634-4544
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
-2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
Exp. A/C Installer/
Clean DL; Pay based on
Call (863)467-9900
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk+tips
For Infant Classroom
Call Wendy at Faith Academy
PreSchool (863)763-8800
Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617
Qbooks & Microsoft skills
required. Mon-Fdri, 8-5.
CEECO 863-357-0798
Get a quick response to
any Item you may be sell-
Inn with a classified ad.

Praxair, 4 World leader in
IndustrialsGases il now
hiring o101t vanous posilions
In our ill plant lacilitv
E.:. healthcaie beneris,
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S."'employee'. GOOD PAY
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4-11prr, 5-11pm Mon -
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tme Mustl rave vald FL
DL. trans to & irom
ork fl no criminal record
For Application call

Competitive pay & benefits.
Must have a Class A CD
License. Port St Lucie area.
Masters level Counselor/
Social Worker & Bachelors
level Case Manager needed
for Okeechobee to work
with children and adolescents.
Flexible FT/PT, bi-lingual a
Fax resume to 863-763-9898.
Starting @ $7.75
Class A CDL. For Wrecker &
Low Boy Semi's. Apply at BM
Iqlnog:419 SW 2nd Ave.
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-

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Has an immediate opening for a Purchasing
Agent at our Brighton Office location.

Responsibilities include all the purchasing of
all material, products and services for Lykes
Ranch as requested by managers of the
various divisions. This position reports to
office supervisor.

A successful candidate should possess a
high school diploma or equivalent, have
knowledge of agricultural equipment. Must
be able to efficiently communicate in English
(oral and written),,havieexcellent math skills,
computer knowledge including word
processor and spreadsheet development
and maintenance.

Lykes offers a competitive salary and excel-
lent benefits. Interested persons who meet
requirements should mail or fax a resume to:

106 SW CR. 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Attn: Lorry Hogue
Fax # (863)763-6159
Or come fill out application at above
Monday -Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Drug Free Workplace M/F/D/V


The Okeechobee News is seeking an Ad
Services Team Member. This is a part time
position that could lead to full time
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skills
Have good people skills
Be a team player
SBe organized
Be able to handle pressure
*Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Have previous sales experience with a
proven track record
Desire to be successful
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in:
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The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program
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all childcare requirements. CDA/CDL a plus
Call MS. Kizzy (8631 357-1400


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The Okeechobee News is current' seeking an
energentic. el-motivated FULL or PART TNiE
circulation as-sr-tant
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
The Daily Okeechobee New' offers:
Potential tfor advancement
A unique work environment where
emploC ees are trusted and empow ered
Competib e pay arid berets
Benehts Package
Generous lime of program
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The Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)
is a unique, welt established, non-prolit organization
that provides quality child care and education for
migrant and rural low income children in 20 counties
within the State of Florida.
RCMA seeks nigiiy motivated individuals who
possess a BA in Early Childhood Education or Special
Education or Nursing with an erpriasis in pediatrics
and child development to be responsible for a full
range of education and health services for infant/tod-
dler, and preschool children. Bilingualin Eng- .
lish/Spanish a plus. RCMA offers an excellent benefit
package that usually surpasses other child care insti-
tutions. Competitive pay range between $13.00 up to
$19.50 an hour depending on experience.
Send resume to: Lynn Bowen at
or to the LaBelle Area Office .
551 W. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL 33975.
Deadline: May 15, 2006


Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

E:.etcieri E.perienced Englisn
pleasure rider lor eAercisirng
horses needed 3 days a week
Mornings only. Call M-F
6am-3pm i863l763-4723
is searm ring tor Cnilabir in Edu-
cators AppDlcanis mrust
nave Staie and Nmaional Cer-
Iicalion. Bi-Lingual a plus
Coniaci Carol Saley,


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs- if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
'doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do out best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Fu imen "I'll

5'art a new career in the much needed held ot
nusrmng as a Certked Nursing Assistant Complete the
Hospitalit. Assistant course/tramnung at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facibhi and become a CNA in 4 ieeks. Ne' t
class begins -oon. instructor RN/expenenced teacher has
a \'r\ high CNA e-am passing rate QualiLEd CNAs ate
then eligible for LPN traivnng. Good beneths.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.V. 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

Career opportunity for a motivated dedicated
person who is willing to accept responsibility
in return for good wages, benefits and respect.
Bi-lingual, computer skills, and friendly per-
sonality a plus. Call 357-2442 for interview.

Par Time

Par Time

Driver & Front Office Person
needed for Medical Office in
Okeechobee area.
Fax Resume to: 863-357-4539


Babysikting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child CareOffMred4t5!
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance-: 43D
Medical Services435'

O'Conrnell Construction
License # GBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carpor Is
Room Addilions
Fio1ida Rooms
Aluminum Rool Over

Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Root coating, Repair to
MoDile Homes & more.
No tob io big or small. Free
esumaies 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliana .... 515.
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
B ycles....... '. 530.
Books & Magazlnev535'
Building Materiale540
BIusiess Equipment 545
Carpeto/Rugs 550
Children's Iteme 555
Cliin, Clamware, Et&. 560
Lohing ; 565
Coin/amps 570
Cnlhetibles. 5756:
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cuiues ,: 590
Drapi, Lietns & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600'
Firewood .. 605
Furniture ..- ip
Furs 615
Health & Reoing
H.A Equipment/-v:
Supple?. ..*.. .625:
Jewtelry 635
Lam ps/tl.ights., 640
L kgw ,. -. 645
ofeal tems ;'6 650'
fsolaeou 655
M4uic ;Instruments 660
Office Supples/
Equipment 6856.
s0/Supp ee/
Photography 675
Plumbfngo Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 85
,Retaurant .' ,

Stwhg Mchin, 700

Tle eusion/Radio 715

ff@ fin0 1 730'

3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659

REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft.,
new. Get ready for hurri-
canes. $750 (239)297-4006
REFRIGERATOR, 15 cu. ft.,
$,100. (863)357-1517 all
asking $100
washer & Kenmore Dryer.
$100 or Iooth 1863357-6315
mos. $200 or best oiler.
(8631634-7109 ask for
Shannon. 'I
WASHER- needs Dell $50
Washer/Dryer, stack set,
$150 (863)357-1517 aft
Large capacity Like new
Moving. Paid I$1000 Asking
$475. Okee 863-634-9620

COFFEE POT- 10 cup FarDer
Ware, like new, $20
more, used very hnel .great
condition, $100

BICYCLE, black, low nder. ve-
lour seat. dual pipes, 144
spote wheels, evc. cond ,
$150. (863)467-2573

METAL ROOFING: 12 or more
sheets. $10 Some Free Scrap
Metal Also Avail.

Various sizes, 12' to 4', Ash-
ing $500 tor all
863-634-8608. -
31" Marble, snell shaped.
w/sink & faucet. $30
110) 2"." in Diameter y 13 6"
Long (8631763-8872
CHAIN LINK GATE, 15hf wiln
post v hanging naraware.
$100 (2391810-2821
Mobile Home. Good condirin
$100 Ior all, will sep.
White, 3 shelves, towel bar,
mirrored door. 30" 16"
110/boin 1863)763-4098
5 @ t0'.4', ,i 10' 18',
$600. Call 863-634-8608
24 gage (4) 33", 16) 34",
(12) 40". (11 69" Like new.
$100 for all (863)946-1692

SIGNS: 11 4,x10 &
11) 20":8'. 110 lor both wil
sep. (863)763-8872

ladies & mens all leather,
several items, $800 lor 311 or
will sell sep. (863)467-41253
SCRUBS- 15 top, Some pants
Size small $50
(863 697-8084

COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items $1000 all or
Obst offer. 863-824-3358
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Comic late 80s early 90s
Exc cond. $400 neg.
8631763-8943 ..
PLATES 12, '94 Betty Boop,
Danberry Mint, America's
Sweetneart mini cond ,
$300 (772)342-1967'
It041 Sets) asking $2500

BED SET- Queen, Comforter.
Matcning pair shams. Beige
bat ground w/tloral. $50.

w/maltc ng sleign bed, $200
BEDROOM SET, 5-piece, baby
gin. Solid wood, white & pink.
Good condition $650 email:
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
pc. w/Sealy Posturepedic
Mattress Antique Beige Col-
or $t200. (863)763-9410
BUNK BED- Deautiful, custom
male, alt in one, w/desk &
dresser, solid wood $750

BUNK BED, Twin over desk,
steel Irame, no mattress, like
new. $100 (772)597-4305
drawer, very good cond.,
. $20. (863)635-0474
ing. Good shape. $160
Armoire style. $400

II Spring Go

Headboard & footboard with
rails. $50 (561)704-3690
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
(100) wooden, $75



WEIGHT BENCH, like new. 2
people can wotr out at same
lime Used 3 limes. i600

5-piece place settings for 9
& 8 matching glasses. Blue
& while $35 (8631763-8149

Quoise, Squash BlosSomi
w/Bear Claws. Very unique
$2400neg (8631467-8161

Alante', 3yrs old, cosi $5000
new will sell lotr 1400
Sonic Pride Mobility elect: liin.
E.'ceileriI cond. hardly used.
$1150 neg. 1863)675-2596
LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
$350. (8631801-4949
SCOOTER- Rascal, mlonrize,
new oan i. blrO-.V4i_ mnuuit-
el curbside 'iLT ec. $1 t9
wil cep (8561451-. 33;'-' "
WINCH LIFT power operated
ltr mobilirv chair. Like new.
1'-00,be i o flfer

Pic Man & Gatagn Siand Up
Machines $,1100 will Sell
separately (863)357-2773
CANNING JARS- 12 dozen,.
$25 for all (863)675-7306
$1000 or'will separate for.
parts. (8631983-9908

GUITAR- Bentley, 6 string,
With hard case. A-1 condi-
*ion $150(8631635-3382

COPIER- Konica 7033, comm.
wilm 3 drawers, duplicator
corner collages, line used,
$2500 neg.(863; 763-1550
DESK, Large, oak $100 or
best offer (863)4b,-6943
OFFICE CHAIR, $75 or Dest
owner (863)467-6943

ARIFICAN GRAY- i yr old,
Learning to talk. Can be han-
dled. $500. (863)634-9228
Champion Bloodlines. $500.
Call (336)909-0740 or email:
Male. w/cage. $160
4 wks.- Ready to go! Large,
Red Nosed. 863-634-5364 af-
ter4 pm for details.
-papers 8wks old. Ready to
go to good homes. $400.
female, small, ready 5/12,
$300. (863)763-8028
white Good foster parents.
Champ. lines. All shots. Mom
on site. Conscientious Breed-
er. $700. (772)778-6849

Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", w/all hardware,
hoses & garbage disposal.
$60 neg. (863)763-6216.
SOLAR PANELS (12), for hot
water heater. $600 or will
separate. (239)810-2821




ble w/3 leaf's, seats 4-10, 6
chairs buffet & hutch. $550.
(239)822-5955 LaBelle
DINING ROOM SET, table w/6
chairs'on coasters, beige,
w/brb.wn print, $100.
port, pillow top, w/boxspring
Frame good cond. $100
LIFT CHAIR, electric and bat-
tery powered, blue, excellent
condition $340
(863)35.7-0l25 !
LOVESEAT, beige, cloth,
$125. (863)'63-501
MEXICAN BAR Light green
woad w* overhead, siemn
glass holder. $150
SEAT- wicohee table $450
Sleeper-Sofa- Oueen, Casuo
ConverijIbl & 7-h coucri
$250 Will separate
LaBelle 239-822-5955
SOFA, 5 It, lair condition $25
TWIN BEDS, w/Simmons deep
sleep manress & bo, prntri
& rails. $200'.
WRITING DESK, 17"x4i3"
$75 (863)763-8943 ,
as'. Icr Trajcv
'Helth& -aduia
:Eupm n 0620.

Across From Lake Okee.
New 3/2 CBS Home w/gar,
In nice area w/Comm. pool.
High ceilings, Lots of tile,
Codan Counters, Loads of
storage & more.
Move Right In! $209,900.
Call 561-762-2233
CBS, '03, 4BR/2BA, 4.73
acres, upgraded, $375,000.
Call 561-718-7557. Century
21 America's Choice.
DIXIE RANCH:3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
w/walk in closets, 7x10.5
shed. On a beautiful shaded
lot $165,000.863-634-1445
OPEN HOUSE: Sat, May 13th
12 Noon-3pm
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
NEW 3/2/2 in Everglades Es-
tates. Quality Built. Screen
Porch. Sprinklers, Alarm Sys.,
Central Vac. Granite Kitchen.
Gas or Electric. $249,000.
Home, 3346 sq. ft. 3.77 acres
w/n ground pool & pond. Ask-
ing $498,000. (863)467-9937

Model FTH600, 5ft. wide, ex-
cellent condition. $i 100 or
bestoffer. (863)763-5137
GARDEN POND- 7', plastic,
molded, waterfall & fountain
sump pump, 20" deep: good
cond$100 (772)971-9474
elec dump bed, motor just
tuned and serviced $1995:.
LAWN TRAILER: New, 3x4 Ft.,'
Stainless Steel w/Balloon
Tires. $150. (863)357-5754
MOWER, 5ff. Bush Hog finish.
Excellent condition. Side dis-
charge. $1100 or best offer.
42" Cut., 17.5 hp. Only 1 year
old. 6 spd. $700 or best offer.
(863)635-2976 Frostproof. -
w/grass catcher. 38" cut, 12hp
Briggs & Stratton engine. $275
chine, 11.5hp, 30" cut. $400
SNAPPER 30"- $500 Call
(863)517-2077 LaBelle

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

CALVES: Shots, Wormed
$200 & up. Also Cows: Young
& Healthy. $400 & Up.
Will Deliver. 863-235-0838
duction. $300 for all or will sell
separately. (863)675-4098

REEL- Penn 4400 SS Open
face reel. Like new. $40.
When you want something
sold, advertise In the

DEH-P47DH, Super Tuner,
Retail $300 Sell $200. (in
Box) (863)357-0448
SYSTEM, Brano new. Model
VR525CS. $225

TOSHIBA- 31" w/remote Pd.
$1000. Asking $175. or trade
for Jewelry of equal value.
(863)634-9620 Okee area
TV, 19", %(oor, no;rernote. $25
nrv ci only 18 imos old and
wort's perfeci. $600 firm.
8631528-321i 5pm to
9pm " :" .'

2000 PSI, 6HP engine, $100
SAW- 10". Majita Laser, Slide
(ompouna, Telescopic slide
stand $500 863-447-5649/
SAW- Craftsman 10" com-
pound radial. On ilade stana.
$200. 863-447-5649 or
noses. cutting toricri & raising
tip. $400 |8631763-9527

RC10 & TRUCK T-Max. 4x4
Gas Power 2 moiors &'
$350 will sep. 863-304-5573


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805.
Farm Feed/Products 810.
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produ.ce..82
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/ -
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 40
Landscaping : '
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock '
Poultry/Supplies 8 60
Flowers -.85

ER 5 F( Cut Eftra Heavy Du-
ty LOOks rough Culs good. 3.
h/up. 4501 863)763-5110

GELDLIOG, very spirited.
ejauilui. $900 or besi offer
HORSE, 8 yrs. old. Gelding
Good noise, ireat w/kids
Moving iusl sell $2000 or
oesi owner 12391633-3649
SADDLE, 15 tan roughout,
new iawnhde sirrups & new
WeaverSmarlCinch. $200
67 720263-1178
SADDLE, Bob Marshall, 155"
treeless barrel Chocolate
Suede- 2 rrmos old $750 neg
SADDLE, Bridle & Blanket.
1250 t863)675-4098 even-
ings. Lafelle
istlered, 12 yrs. old, 16/2
hands, gentle, w/good man-
ners $1000 1863)763-4149

Furniture 0610

N. of OKEE 2or. lIa. 12 ml.
north ol Okeecnobee. $575
mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
(863)467-1717 8 30-3:30
& 1BR/1BA for lease, in-
cludes water, stove, refrig-
erator, dishwasher. No pets
or smoking Call Robert at

Uniumished. Lake access.
Non Smk Eqv.. Nopets.
1BR, furnished, Ground Floor.
$700 + sec. 863-763-7262
or 561-582-8693.

BASSWOOD- 3br, 2Da, new
house, pets okay,
$1250/mo (863)697-1465
CBS, 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. House on
Rim Canal, Large kitchen.
$900 mo 1st., last & sec.
Please call (8631763-8711
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Tile Liv. Rm.. No HOA. $1295.
mo Lawrence Associates.
OKEE., 2br, 2oa. Lg Family im.
on water Community pool
151s. Last & Sec.
863-655-9352or 381-6937
Okeechobee, 3BR/1BA, ig liv-
ing rm. kit. & dining rm, 1
car garage, $849 mo. +
sec. Ref's req'd. Call Kamal
1561)792-9431 7am-10am
or 5pm- 1pm
3 BR, 2 Ba., New MH.
$850 mo. + $1250 sec. dep.
4 BR, 2 Ba., CBS House
or, me Water. $1425 mo. +
$1925 sec. Oep.
2 BR, 1 Ba. House
$800 mo. + $1200 sec. dep.
Please call 863-467-1788 or

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

OKEECHOBEE, Nice area. Rm.
w/piiv. barn. House/Pool/Ten-
nis privileges. Must like dogs.
$350 mo (863)697-1867

OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy Utilities in-
cluded. $140 wk. + 1st & last
mo. sec. dep. (863)467-0771

Real Estate

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Okeechobee News, Friday, May 12, 2006

Commercial Property, In front
of Kings Bay Sub-division,
on the side of 441. 2.
acres more or less
$179,000. 813-469-5432
Buildable @ Good prices.
Okeechobee & Sebring Area.
joseraulmarrero com
Marrero Real Estate, Lic.
SEBRING Sun N Lake Estates
80x1l25' lots $25-35,000;
Okeechobee-NE 3rd Ave
75- 102'. $16.000.
We Buy & Sell Land
Toll Free 1-866-683-3347

mobile Homesj

on 2 acres 25 nmules horn
Okeernobee Very nice
$1i000/mtn 1st last + 5500
sec (8631357-4844 or

S LaBelle. 5th Wrieel Rv Mobile
Home w/Flonda room at-
lached $7500 12391303-0741
or email dwill98iGpar nlin net
Addit 12'x36, Caripor, On
kissimmee River boal
docks, Motor nome parking.
Slorage parking Fisherman
aream Quite area. Maint
$80 mc $85,000 Call Glen
or Pal 863-467-4(116 or
OKEE. 12'x36' 1 Barm 1 Ba
S 10's40' FL Room, 14",24' car-
port, Hot tuD, Hew Klicren Ex.
c ilent LandsCapinq. Adull
.' Park Lot rent 1 $184
$18,000 tJeg 1863)357-0060
wide. Aaull Park;. Call
_: 1 1 : 863)76?-71i76
Okeechobee, Single wide '85.
S 2BR/ 5BA, Good Cunaolion,
on rented lot. $17.500

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

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


Lai aT i Ta 1

lass. I- comes with trailer.
1000. All offers considered.
AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65rp 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. 30nrs. All orig $2500
Jet Boat, Project. 22f1.. Bies-
meyer. 454 engine, reconai-
hioned. Matching galvanized
trailer $9700 (863)674-0898
PLASTIC BOAT, 10lt, 2-man,
swivel seats. live well, bat-
iery box & galvanized trailer.
$500 (863)635-5550
PROCRAFT 1978, 140 HP
w/tric. & 78 Challenger II. no
motor, botn for $2500.
(8631467-5770 Must Sell'
Smoker Craft, 16'. tilt trailer,
Ironing motor. 35hp Merc.,
ready to tish, $1 800.

Onan, Generator, ice cold air,
for camping or live-in.
18631824-8746 $4000
DODGE '78, Working gas siove
and relfigeraior, inside lights
work. Good condition. $2000
firm. (863)675-6511
Ft., 2001, Diesel. Freight liner
chassis, 6 spd, Allison trans..
2 slideouts, Loaded. Garage
kept 24,500 mis $105,000.

greai. new trailer. $1 000.
i7 '21342-7304
YAMAHA 550 '87, Wave Run-
ner w/trailer, runs good. $575
1863)674-0874 or

MER CRUISER: 4.3. Complete
Exhaust Motor.has been sit-
trig $150 or best offef.

APRILIA RS50 '03- eng.
swaped for a 250 2 stroke,
run arid drives e (863)612-0090
GAS TANK- For Boss Hoss
Motorcycle. $150. or best
oiler. (863)447-5193 or
HONDA 250 Crusier, 2003.
90 mpg, excellent condition
$1800 Call (863)517-2077
La Belie
HONDA MAGNA 1985. 700
CCs. 6 Spa.. Runs great!
$2000 or oest oiler.

HONDA SHADOW V4 500 '85-
runs, needs work, $600 or
best offer, clear title
S863) 61 2 0 0 9 0
2002, 26K mis., Excellent con-
dition w/extra's. $5,500 or
bestoffer. Call 863-763-1380
or 863-447-0127 or e-mail
YAMAHA TTR 125 2002,
Great shape. Well maintained.
Kick start $1650. or best of-
fer. (863)634-7675
YAMAHA TTR 225 2004,
Looks & Runs like new.
$1995. or best offer.

ATV TIRES & RIMS, Blackwa-
ter, Yamaha, rear, mounted.
Great for mud! $150 for both.
Call Rick. (239)410-3784
Snark, Yamaha, rear, mounleda
Great for sand! $150 for both.
Call Rick. (239)410-3784
FOUR WHEELER, 110 Rocketa
BMX. $1300 or Dest offer.
KAWASAKI MULE, '00, good
cond.. runs good. $2200.
WOODS JEEP, 4ad, auto.,
runs good $1500
YAMAHA PW80, *93 runs
good, $400.


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-a 1 k 4020
Equipment 4q25
rF61, Carh 4030
f r.Whee l a4035
.Mewy Duty ,lTocki 404
Parts Repire .4045
Pickup Truck :4050
Sport Ut ,W 4055
Tw rIw Tirem. A060Q
.0Ulty Tralei :4065
.. '4070

CHEVY BELAIR- 60, 2 ar Hard
Top, 283 eng. Runs & Looks
Great. $7500. or best offer.
Immaculate & Runs Wonder-
ful. $2250. (865)963-9683
good. needs some work. Ask-
ing $800 or best oiler.
CHEVY NOVA '75, Runs good.
Needs a palm job. $2500.
r'Call Ramon (2391503-5131
Super deal, great gas mile-
age $2500 (863)763-8149
or (863)610-0270
MAZDA MIATA '91, Silver, 10k
original miles. atc. p/1, wood
grain seerinng wheel, cnrome
shifler Well kept. $8500 or
best otter. (863)357-2733 or
NISSAN 200SX '96, 5 spa. in
good shape, clean inside, runs
Seat. only needs.a starter.
1800 (863)673-4736 Jefh
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people

$800 or best offer.
New paint job. Needs trans-
mission. $300.
'90, V6, $1750.

Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertile/Truck. Please call

2005, 4x4 wall Ine goodies'
3.700 mls. Excellent gas mile-
age $21,900 863-467-7340

CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
non, windshield, curtains.
tans, $2500 1863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good bait & charger
$750 1863)697-1350 or
Golf Carts, 12), electric, w/2
chargers, run good. body in
Dad snape. $900 for both
will sell sep (863)697-8259

BEDLINER for Ford F150
shortbed, exc cond., $200.
BUGGY PARTS, 4spd. trans.,
new 12 1/2 ft. step-in frame &
4 tires with rims, 38x12.5x15.
$1000 neg. 1863)673-1501
and winston, winner gets tires
P215/60R,14, asking $150
Chevy truck Dare cab ana
snort bed. 1985 with title.
$150 1772)359-2923 or
plete, wilh motor. Fits '94
Saan 2 door. Great conal-
tior $500.18631697-0328
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and naul $125
Heads and four Darrel intake
ror small block Chevy. $150
HEAD, engine & transmis-
sion, $1200. (863)467-4328
POSI DIFF 8.5 GM, $150 or
Dest offer Gall
Dog Super Chip. For '03 & '04
Dodge Cummins Diesel. $350
or best otler. (863)634-7856
RIMS For S-10 truck, 18" x
7 1/2 Drand new. never on
Iruck, asking 1950.
RIMS, (4) 16" Aluminum.
wi/covers for '99 and up
Ford, 8 lug. $125
7004R, $300 or Dest offer.
Call (863) 467-8856
TRUCK CAP, Fiberglass, Fits
Ford F150 Ext. cab. Arizona
Desert w/timed glass & sliding
window. $395.863-467-5260
UTILITY BED, lift gate. '82
Chevy truck, all apart. $400 or
best offer or trade.

CHEVY 3500 1990, 1 Ton.
Crew Cao. 8 Ft. Utility. Bed,
new paint & clean. $4750.

CHEVY '83, 1/2 Ton, 350 au-
to., 40k, needs work. $1000 or
best offer. (863)697-3805 or
CHEVY- '98, Ext cab, 4x4, Re-
built engine & Trans. Cold
A/C, $5500. or best offer.
DODGE, '78 WD, runs & looks
great, air, needs minor work,
$2500/neg. 863-763-2227
or 863-634-4221.
DODGE RAM 1500 '95, Needs
some work. has new tires &
Iront Dody work. $2000
FORD F100, 83, auto. air.
300ci, new tires. two-tone
blue, $1500. (863)697-3306
FORD F150 1992, Ext. Cab,
300, 6 cyl., 5 spd. Good work
truck. $1500 or best offer.
FORD F150 97- V8. new mo-
tor/trans, 7' lift, 35' tires,
step bars. lignts, brush
guard, chip. exhaust, rear
springs, sound system, tool
box, tinled. Great condition
$9500 neg. (772)409-3182
FORD F250 1989, 6 cyl. 4
sp, needs distributor.
$600/best otter.
(863)634-3055 Okee.
FORD F250- 85. 4x4, Runs
good. Has Super Swamper
tires. $1000. or best offer
FORD F250, '86. runs great,
new tires, a/c. $1800.
(561)202-4136 Okeechobee
runs & looks good, $1700.
NISSAN- '94, Red, Chrome
wheels, Bed liner, hitch.
Needs transmission. $500.
TOOL BOX- diamond plate,
8ood shape, silver. $50

FORD EXPLORER '01, 5 spd.,
Pioneer CD/radio, p/w, p/I. Ex-
cellent condition. $5500 or
best offer. (863)467-4680

M105 single axle. 900x20
bres. $700. (863)675-1490
channel, heavy tandem axle
$950 (772)342-7304
INTERSTATE 2006, 7x16, En-
closed. Rear Ramp, Dual Axel,
4 brakes. As New. $4800.
SEMI TRAILER For storage,
45'. You move. $300
TRAILER, 16 ft. long. 14 tt.
loading space, 7 1/2 ft. wide,
2 toolboxes. loading ramp.
$600 (863)675-4706
TRAILER, 42 inches wide, 7 ft.
long, new tires, rims, lignts &
hitch w/hand wench. $200
TRAILER, plyv(ood deck 4x8,
lires 4.80 x 8 1 7/8 coupler.
$80 (239)357-5984
tory Built w/portable ramps.
$700 or best offer.

Runs good. Needs body work.
$900 or best offer.
DODGE 250 RAM 1992, Con-
version Van, TV, Playstation,
VCR, A/C. Runs excellent.
$2500 Firm. 863-634-8854
97- wheelchair ramp auto,
fully equipped

JohnW Alney r.fCnairman
OketODrmte Boamr ol
CountV Commiieloriers

In accordance el men Adaunlsttranve Procedures At. Chapter 120 Fron J Slta3-
UlOs. nodce iS rnDy grean met e OuectoDeb Counry Scrhol Boar will con-
sider adoodon and aTfmendmit of tri School Board policies listed Dolo* ai manir
menan1 on Tuesday. June 13 2006, ai 6 00 prr,. In Room 303 o01 me cr.ool
Adminmisrate Officeo at700 SW Second Avenue OeichObnce Cooles ol
e proposed policy amendiments sai avallanie 1,1 m in ccol board Crice 1otedld
at 700SW 2nd Avenue. Room r307.
This policy provides District phlosoohy ard goals ior ine weiless o
students and salO
Tnis policy is Dei proposed tor adoption i Cnm ipiy witn inw e Crdo
Noirtn and WI Rea uaton Act of 204
Thelegal aumony loi tnispolicy iFS C100141.100142 Laws
Implemented are Crdd Nutaitionraul Resor onz Aci t o2004 Rinard B
Fiessel Nattona ScnooLunrcn Act PL 108-265. Secno204 F S 1001 32.
1006.06:1006 0606
This polcy amienimenlri t l Ml t affect individuals mnom an economic

ADOPTION OF BOARD POLICY 6.313 *Termlna* Annual (Vacation) Leave Pay
lrTis poucy prOode goidelines Ilo payment o eligible eiployee-: lor
temri arl anual tivacaoni leave
The rev ts Ton e policy raflec cuflrntipracancesana Ilsia
The legal aulpoony or is pocy is FS 1001.41.101222 101223
Lanwsmplementedamre fS 100143.101265
Tnihs pllcy amendment wiii no aIlfectindrduale tiro, an col onrii
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 6.53 Suspension with Partial r No Pay
This policy provides he autooty 3riad guidelines ol Suspensisi ol
employees w dh ppartialc no pa
Te revialon to this policyO e5aolnes tlat a suspi ionwith partial
en no pay may rot exend beyond me date of me ntal regular or ipeciali
The tasilealutroyfoi risipolicyiiFS 1001.41 101222 101223
Las 'mpintiedare FS 100143. 101222 101227 101233
hs li aerdn wil nrt aftei ididuals from an economic

Studem Trasportnaln and School Bus Use
This policy oo sdes guidelines lor siudenl use l scnral
blaiinulsporabor servis
The revi as o rome policy arecomrrirendea to irrmproue lre saiert and
skurtyOf stuame s
The gant autrnyl ortrs policy isFS 1001.42 Laws niple men
areFS 1001 43.1006211) 100623 101168
io1icy aernedneoA wtl noafted inOuiOuals Trom an economic:
SPamela G. Cooper. Edo
Sbpe3teandem 0o Schoois
134332 ON 5/12/06

'97, power everything, cold
a/c. $1800 or best offer.

GMC VAN 1986. New tires.
Needs transmission. $500.
Iueallg a newapape
b lp all uuderta nd
the wo111 aroal you
No winer l nma, i
readers ae more s--

A pubic aunoin will be neid t BMJ ITo*-
ing. ic Lot at 419 Soulhwst 2r d
Avenue. Okeecnobee Florana 34397
on Wednesday me 31 1t day or May
2006 romn 10 00-11 0 A M Purasuan
1o Florloa tatule 713 718 or unoadj
lomig ana storage yeas. Make Mode
& insaslfolows
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Terms of .ae are CaSn ar rio [cri.lks
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Notice is nereoy gnen l OlteecniDe County Florida hereby requests sealed Bidtl
to Droiede nel owmang
Re-retng the Okticnobee Counly Sirhning Pool Bathomu, Pavillon, andi

Locdl i:580oNW27hLaneOkeechlbbe, FL34972 .
Scope work snail De
* Conmple removal arian issposal of being rico covering down to ndsorate
* Inspect and replace any dainageo snealtnii anda lasia w11n equdinlvei (epiace.
ian subiut t=opror Vrsad msOpeclion ant apiir.val by County) Coti ol replace-
ment must be reflected in bids ow a cost per saurariinar loul ba-.i
* Re NMal wood sheaing per currei code
* install an new e3e ania, valley metal and other flahings
* Install rn* plumbing ppe rubber sleeves
* Install one layer #30 le Ianad secure pa rmanulacturero iestruciouo ins.iil 226
gaug gaioume eu omo tastener 'Master AID or *R' type panel using erienae
S ) screws i equal] arna secure peu mnt,'larltrei's ie(ncainon Initaiill
roofi panels i legdm runs tisp
SColor sha be oeaic gaidvaume m i fnisn
* Conracrol is to provide warranty or a miirmurr, o in yearsI Ian.l du lto
deIects l workmiarsud3 and a 25 year warranty or, flioh i rienal rjr pcarel
SFacdiles must remain open to ti Phublc Care muit ec obserteda 10 (ioviiac
coniInuous sate. clen eanevronment
Please Drovid'e bldsi t a sleM nieiope Deanng Me nanse and 0di0, b Of 10e pro-
posea and tre woras SPORTS COMPLEX RE-ROOFS BIl NO 2006. u3- marWed
ceaty on re outside Upon award IOf proiuect successful iddei wii tcl be re ired
to |ja Certi ic.aes ofi lnsui-3 coverages tilm irinirrm $Sru.000 :o-
er3e lr WoOetrs Compriabhon in) $300.000 miniiimum coiff,,Tir.ii g0ej131
Ia. l]y coverage. S300 00 minirrumo aiiolrioille liability cOvieira wIorI *Uee-
chocea Counry ht5ed e as adilioral insured Ia Cpiles o01 licrlnse of .ill L fi
ITacior involveO in project (dI All perrrs ano iniOrmionbn riecesary to c unicr'n
to oie currem Fiorn a Building Code
For more Ifnltoimaion contact Tony Aid. FaciIe.u Mainieance Uiilrecror at
j863) 357-7007
The sealed bid shall be delivered to
OkeecroDee Bo3r ofi CInry ComMisslonenr
30414W 2na S- wet Room 1066
Oleecinobiee FL 34972
Deadline: TUESDAY. MAY 30.2006 @ 3PM.
Bdas recei enatiler daltme wil be unopeona
Okeechotbei Counly accepts no respoSiDIlolids 10i any epense iel3vad I) preptra-
don o0 deniery at proposals r rves rie i n1-ni to re lt a n or all proeu s 1to
waive errors or oinroaretids arid o accept Ie plopoal wiricn n i iudgimein
Oesi serves .ie Count/ys needs
Okeecnotce County Is an EOE/Drug Free Wortkplace

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
gaPago? Advertise your
yard sale in thUe cass-
fleds and make your
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Notice to the Publicof
Finding ul o10 Silgndican lrimpli antri e Enironmem and
Repquest lor Realeje of Fund, aria Re iTuu. l t EnvroniTiintal Cordionr
Recipient City of Okeechobee Date: May 12, 2006
Address: 55 S.E. Third Avenue Telephone Number: (863) 763-3372
Okeechobee, FL 34974
The City of Okeechobee intends to construct roadway improvements and
water and sewer line extensions to Parcels 4 and 5 of the Okeechobee
Commerce Center. This project will be funded through the Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development 06DB-EO1 pro-
gram, as described below:
Construction of 4,800 SY of Roadway Improvements and
Associated Drainage
Construnioon oit 5 L f t 12 inen Warer Lines
Concnucrno orI 1420 LF l a isen Sewer Llnes
PFiaie ri1e trial alln improveminri Will te made in eaistrng nrnt-oil way
mal are already locarea in iri e 500 year llocdpiain,
Armougor, ie eric 3 aiea for mnis project Is located h jdthe 500 year orood-
plain, I1 ihTiproveiTnrt cannot r e unidoertokenri o any owner locallon due 1o
ith laci t3at me improveem rrs will toe co i o e,'irig nghts-ol-.ay
wr icn lead to Parcels 4 arnd 5 were a new utsirnis. willI e constructing
[eirn rfunul3CTonrig 3la:iiry Ther are I no pracocable 3aternaies
The proposed Imprcueriomeas onaorm tO appIucbi6e Sre iiooopla.n priusc-
Dor Standa3rdi ana 3re pan ol mtre CITy orlng range liodoplain managemei
plan rhe proposed actonur will rot affect natural or beneficial bflooplain
v3alu. and me resrion a or Hr e ,iry will ceiril fromn olr project lie engi-
neel for in. project will er nure 131i any nCIeC.iary mirogatlon maures will
be LiKael if applicable o mi iihTil'e aoianre imprait3 to die environment
Afaitioni'l agenrci'i ir ivoveO in [iTr droaier include me State o Fionad
Dearnrrieani l CommuniTy Atrairo and the U S DOparTirerm ol HOUiing 3raO
urnar DoeeioooiTren. Tne amcipled peririniiIIg ag iclea include CIry of
rJecrnobee Ocecroiae Coivy. South Florda Water MariagoTm
Dlincl aso an iy otner cerrm,1anglagencies as applihrale
An environmer3al review or mne project has been condocTed in accordrance
wan 24 CFR 58. a3s3 n rna been nelerminead ma me dactr i will nae nro
ILiiricicim impaciror, i en vrirtiiniT. Tnirerorne an ErivironiTien liTipaci
trai-mfinti Eii. 3 3zcicnbOa in roe National EriiroriTiari3i Policy Act will
nore De prepared Specir. rea'a ior lriinoring o no igoa nria imoaci and
accision rot o10 prepare Jri EIS is omal ie project will riot sligrdicanly anaect
trie ddaliTy of teo lhumaiJ enrOirorTirn No fiirmer ienTironTiOertal review of
me project will DO cornaicia
An Environmentali Revew Recoa (ERR). whicn doCUITieois e t erivin-oN
irrinal reiew 0ol me proilei ii or, lil J re City or Ov.echosee CLry
Aaministl3tor 4 Ordice. Ei Trira Avenueu aid is avail3aDi6e r public
e.'min'3aloni All liieriea panics are invited I oubmilt rinen corrimmeits
to ti aneritoIn Olm, Mr Bnar, Wrinnenail Cry Aimirnsroltr. Cityol
ij)criooeia. 55 S E Trird Aver,ie. Opeacneobe Florda 34974-2903
Wrnitn COlcoiTments iTuoi D receive O or before Mondoa Mdv 29 2006
All iomTn Will be corniOre, o d ndo JdTiristrativl acorisiil be taken
briil come.TrT5 are rieorved
Trie project de .orind b ause willI e funded with CorrnTimmuy Deveipmren
BI,: k Grai Commierclai Revtaizaoiin Jrinas roum me Strata of Flond3 and
i, U S DepJrr enio H. aiiridg j Urban Develo nIorrmI ntHU under Tu
I ol trio Mousing ariod Co.miTidnrity DOcel'3rvrilAu At Fore Cny or OKfecronise
is .:rrarying to ie Slate aid to IUD a l ascriir elected orfical anc/or
aoeigrnce In his or nor omni. capacity. cori;rit. lo accept Ime linrdsoctiO
of mie leeral courts i ar, action is nrougrT to rorce resporilbillies re3at-
ea to ervronmeital review. 1clilior, mJrang anr .acton i ad tInal inese
rc'ponsibilsi ies ave been a]tiac ir e legal eriel 01 ire certiocaton is
Ipajl uon appioval. me City ol OkerCctrioee n]y epandi CDBC lu,,OS ari
me Stale anrd HUD will have ilabsried iea res.ponsibiiies under tie
uttional Enironrmeiul PCOiCy Ait.
The City 0t Oleheectroe 3niiOcipJ s u ma S Cesrficmaon and Requoes lor
li.3a.e 0o eFunds art 1lemoval ol EiiniTomeinial Condro',o. will be suomTl-
teo to me Deparornint ri Commuoiry Alfairs (OCA) or, of aoo1 lMay 30
2006 DCA will mtn allow ,a 15 day commani perloo Dleore l3ring any
alcor, o ,m e rOeuestl ubieconi will only be a6ceolad by DCA if ney meet
ne 0or me rolliowi'ig cordioris (I1) e ctitcao ,n was riot e6eculc Dy
[tei Ciry o Okcechonee : eniourinmetali ertiying officer Mayor J.oies E.
IK of anotnei orticer ol tne local goverrinmei jpproveao y DCA or 2i ome
ERR indicates omriss.,s a a required decision. finding. or step app Icable
to rie ervrorimernam ire iw process rJOjec or,. mu, u0 be prepJred ano
o.ubiTiale i aiii corancre witn 25 C FR 58 wiisri, 15 days ltllonirg DOCA's
re,:iplt ol frie Reouclt Ir Reira3Se o Feroji 1i you have comnirmois or
cr.jiLoCuns. ionin ihnT, 1i iro e Fionda OparPTrir 6 io C omm reunity At3air
Amn Jmdy Pacoc Fiorina Smal3l Citbes (DBoG Program. 2555 nomanro
Oak Boulevard. Taiiar, Fionda :1299-2100 Immediately to ernure
trii amiey are receive blurel trieu pirtorao 1 T rieconrrrien penod
EivirorTnerril CerittVrn Officer Adorer:
james. KirE. Mayor City ul O ,eocricree
Envronrimenilal Certying Onicer .5 S E Tr,,r. Avenue
COr ncrubere Flonda 4974-2903

tllocirt ,i n1a by i v 1-n t A 00010 QI CfrUrT CiD,T, aiclsoDro or sr vocriob% e
Loom1 wil ,iJdrg i rial. O ,iwer Mb,3aI0 ll'ri 0-r lbOso 00
Wei,'esoay May My17 20 116 b 00p m a Ii [it leecrince Livil Centerli iO US
Higrhai 3y6 %01m ucEO':rioee FI- 1003

Trioe &~ ~,5a serrl cet Mai nr Pla n pro-
fir.,olo iu O ie i f. irp;l l re r, i. illaiT'd 101 1010,5 nd
Clu l acuri w ilylrlEpu' 1 .ar ag.fiLuni e fourd e1.ia n1r
liicionpurycsuor, y itnpt,ui I, urglJrii
John i Abniy Sr Crimirrar,
Boamo' l County Comini,T,osi '.
n.arrfi orery TonCier,
r134112 0 ,h1i iL
Nhotoce r.eeoy give, trial trO Mayor iT y Cuu xil Merrbrrs County [coriTnislon-
nrs anr s3ouin 'itor na Wai. i MarageiTieim iKill DE roosting a puBi: eCfiffbng oi
Woneida3y May I 006 ai 30 p ,T, The nmeti,'io mil be riekl ,i it ukceecr-o-
bee Cou.ty Civic Ceoiic. Ur. U i 96 0rir.'' 10o.u a i nSTmwaer Master Plan as
wll i i uet ieinerprg ble oiT jcr aSd pocsiih OlcoiOlg liolubtioi The area esi.
ents will be t e r o Irt ill i u 3 oQueiool'rriairc cl'io rrrng *;lrrriwj l pi-orpblio i,
iei a3re6 wrici cif nrip l rIep l inriwr,1 ci,, c j n t ia l *i i aI er. ,d
re conceinri Om e O in': Trile will ber,, ij (tfl Jcu OM ier Tnire publ is inr
WrOI ani0, rC GCui'C3l 0 aDe.n'
by 0la.1i e'.l j Kin. M.iay
LareC rriilea CMC .,TyCioe
34 1i)0 OtF 512/06

Sharon Roberbison. Clark
Omeccnobee Bo3rd t
Co1t Cornmlo12 era
134115 ON 5W1W0

Community Events

Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas \\ill host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness
Center, 916 W. N. Park St., on Monday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m. For intorma-
tion, call 763-4320.

Interviews slated for new director
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be holding interviews for
an executive director on Monday, May 22, at 9:30 a.m. at the One Stop
Career Center, 2-1401 S. 29th St. North Portable, in Fort Pierce.

Collaborative Council will meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Ser ices Network will meet Tuesday, May 23, at 10 a.m. in the
boardroom of the Okeechobee County School Board, 700 S.W. Second
Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to identify
issues, collaborate and share information regarding services for chil-
dren and .their families. The public is invited. For information, contact
SharonVinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.- -

School board to discuss grants
In conjunction with the Community Collaborative Council meeting,
the Okeechobee County School Board will be discussing several grants
for the 2006-07 school year. The meeting will be held in the School
Board Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave., on Tuesday, May 23, at 10a.m. For
information or to provide input, please plan on attending the meeting
or call Cathleen Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255, for grant contacts.

Learning group panel to meet
The finance operaLions committee of the Early Learning Coalition
will meet May 24, at 10 a.m. at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th
St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce.

Early Learning group to meet
A full coalition meeting is planned for the Early Learning Coalition of
Martin and Okeechobee counties, Inc., on May 24, at 1 p.m. at the One
Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, inrFort Pierce.

Coalition committee will meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin, and Okeechobee counties will meet Wednesday, May 24,
immediately following the coalition meeting at One Stop Career Center,
2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce.

Putt-putt tourney aids KOA Kid Camp
The third annual Good Habits and Old Spirits Putt-Putt Golf Tourna-
ment will be held Monday, May 29, will be held at the KOA Camp-
ground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Registrations will be taken from 10 a.m. until

12:30 p.m. at the Good Spirits Liquors, 245 U.S. 441 S.E. No entries will
be accepted after 12:30 p.m. Play will begin at 2 p.m. The format will be
blind draw, two-man scramble. The tournament is for adults only no
one under 21 can enter. All proceeds will gq to the KOA Kid Camp. For
information, contact the KOA Campground at (863).763-0231.

Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual summer
camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12 during the month of
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
snacks and lunch. For information, contact Sue Arnold at (863) 763-

Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be host a yard sale on Friday, June 9,
and Saturday, June 10, 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 Avenue. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee. All yard sale donations are accepted at this

Church hosting Bible school
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will host -
their 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
SWill be provided for helpers and those taking part in the adult class. Din-
ner will also be provided. For information, call (863) 763-4021.

Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Saturday,
June 17, at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The tournament will
get under way at 8 a.m. Tournament format will be a four-person
scramble, make your own team. The entry fee will include green fees,
prizes and a barbecue. Proceeds from the tournament will help defray
medical expenses incurred by Mr. Allison. For information or to enter,
call (863) 763-1921, ext. 11. The deadline for paid.entries is Saturday,
f June 10.

Lake Denton Camp dates slated
Summer camp is back at Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park. Camp for
grades six through eight will be held June 18-24. Reduced rates are
available if registered by May 28. For grades nine through 12 camp is
July 16- 22. Reduced rates are available if registered before June 15. The
camp for grades two through five will be July 23-27, and reduced rates
arleavailable if registered before July 1. Call Pam at (863) 634-9280, or
the camp at (863) 453-3627 for information and an application.

Reunion planned for'60s classes
There will be a'60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, 4276 U.S.
1 441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. There will be a special

tribute for Johnny Mack Kinsaul If you are a member of a class from
1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For information, call (863) 763-
6464 or (863) 763-8865.

Martha's House offers weekend getaway
Martha's House is selling tickets for a weekend getaway for two.
Ticket are $5 each and includes a two-night stay at the Oceanside Holi-
day Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each morning; a $50
dinner gift certificate; and, two movie tickets for the Brahman Theater
All proceeds will benefit shelter and outreach programs at Martha's
House Domestic Violence Services. To purchase a ticket, call their Out-
reach Office at (863) 763-2893. The drawing will be held July 4, and you
need not be present to win.

Submitted to the Okeechobee News

Colorful entries
Children who entered the Waste Management Landfill col-
oring contest were awarded for their efforts. The children
were separated into age groups and some of the winners
Included: Angelica Velle in the 8-10 year olds category
who won second place (left), and Ashley Hancock, who
took second place in the 6-7 year olds age group.

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