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Basin boat ramp
may damage boat
Boaters are being urged to
avoid using the boat ramp.
located in the back basin at
the Okee-Tantie Marina and
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) said
due to low lake levels, use of
the back ramp could damage
a boat. Also, it's doubtful that
the lake level is high enough
to allow a boat to leave the
basin and enter the lake.
The sheriff's office did say,
however, that airboaters can
still safely use the ramp.
Boaters are urged to either
use the main ramps at Okee-
Tantie, or the ramps at Scott
Driver Memorial Park.
to be commemorated
A special event to com-
memorate the state's pur-
chase of the Okeechobee Bat-
tlefield will be held Thursday,
May 25, at 11:30 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Battlefield site at
3501 S.E. 38th Ave.
Also on hand will be offi-
cials from both the city and
county of Okeechobee, State
Machek (D-78'), dignitaries
from the Seminole Tribe and
officials from the Department
of Environmental Protection.
Representatives from the
Seminole Tribe will also pres-
enm a historical document that
was written by Colonel
Zachary Taylor and described
Agriculture and Consumer
SCharles H. Bronson is warning
residents and visitors that the
recent rain in some parts of
the state should not give peo-
pie a false sense of security.
Even though parts of Florida
received up to 2 inches of rain-
fall and other parts received no
more than a trace over the past
week, fire danger still remains
high throughout most of the
state. Dry air behind the recent
cold front that brought much
needed rain to parts of the
state, will bring back the threat
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
Water Management District.
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considers future land use
By Audrey Blackwell
Members of the City of Okee-
chobee planning boards had
their work cut out for them Tues-
day night, May 23 when it came
to deciding on amending the
future land use map to accom-
modate a pair of proposed
During a three-hour meeting,
board members heard lengthy
discussions from city planner Jim
LaRue and from those represent-
ing each of the applicants, and
they finally approved recom-
mending each large-scale com-
prehensive plan amendment to
the city council.
The first large-scale amend-
ment on tap was a request sub-
mitted by Craig Hackl, to change
the land use designation from
single family (SF) to commercial
(C) for about 16.2 acres of vacant
unplatted property located north
of East North Park Street (S.R. 70,,
across from the Post Office).
Mr. LaRue reported that he did
not feel Mr. Hackl's request pro-
vided enough information to.
warrant approval by the city's
Land Planning Agency. He said
that the applicant's supporting
data and analysis do not support
commercial use at the location
and recommended that the
agency and city council find the
application to be inconsistent
with the comprehensive plan
until the applicant submits more
information. He pointed out that
the applicant had not specified
what type of commercial busi-
Not snowbirds: Sandhill cranes at home in Florida
ness would be located at the site.
Mr. LaRue specifically asked
for the following information:
water and sewer analysis for
the proposed development;
type of commercial uses to
be developed because some lev-
els of intensity might not be
demonstration of fiscal
impacts for the plan amendment
that would quality it as being fis-
cally feasible under Florida
Don Hackl, Craig's father and
owner of H20 Holdings, told the
board that he would be happy to
supply the information Mr. LaRue
required, but he asked the board
to approve the land use change
to commercial before more'
information is given -contingent
upon him giving it -- to help him
in securing a firm commitment
from developers and be better
able to describe the type of com-
mercial development for the site.
See Land -Page 2
By Pete Gawda
A landscape ordinance for
Okeechobee County came a
step closer to reality when the
Okeechobee County Planhing
Board/Board of Adjustments
and Appeals discussed the mat-
ter at their Tuesday night meet-
The board also granted one
variance from setback require-
ments and two special excep-
tions. In addition, they recom-
mended two zoning changes.
The proposed landscape
ordinance has been at least two
and half years in the making. In
a November 2003 joint work-
shop between the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners and the planning
board, the need for a landscape
ordinance was discussed.
At that meeting, planning
official Bill Royce stated that
one of the best ways to invest
SOkeechobee News/Katrina EIsKen
Sandhill cranes are often seen in pastures in Okeechobee County where they easily
coexist with cattle and horses.
Cranes a common sight locally
, Cranes have long inspired the
human imagination with their
tall and elegant stature, longevity
and complex mating and
courtship behaviors. Their
bugling or rattling calls are
haunting and beautiful. Florida is
fortunate to attract and support
three members of the crane fam-
ily. Florida sandhill cranes, num-
bering 4,000 to 5,000, are non-
migratory Florida residents.
They are joined every winter by
25,000 migratory greater sand-
hill cranes from the Great Lakes
region. Sandhill cranes occur in
pastures, prairies and freshwater
wetlands in peninsular Florida
from the Everglades to the Oke-
The two subspecies found in
Florida are indistinguishable
from each other; both have gray
plumage and an unfeathered
carmine red crown.
The third member of the
crane family found in Florida is
the endangered whooping
crane, which was first reintro-
duced to the Kissimmee Prairie
region in 1993. Whoopers once
wintered in Florida, but hunting
and habitat loss eliminated the
Florida population by the 1920s.
The birds were on the verge of
extinction in the 1940s and today
only about 275 birds remain in
the wild. More than 250 captive-
reared whooping cranes have
been released in Florida since
1993 and about 90 survive today.
The whooping cranes in this
reintroduced population are not
migratory, and scientists expect
that with successful reproduc-
tion, the population will eventu-
ally be self-sustaining.
Efforts to establish a migrato-
ry population of whooping
cranes began during the sum-
mer of 2000, with a pilot project
testing the successful rearing
and human-lead migration of
eleven sandhill crane chicks that
wintered in the Chassahowitzka
National Wildlife Refuge north
of Tampa and returned to
Necedah National Wildlife
Refuge in central Wisconsin in
April of 2001.
Since then, a group of ten
whooping cranes also followed
the phenomenal path of being
raised by humans in puppet cos-
tumes resembling a parent
'whooper', and then were
trained to follow an ultralight air-
plane from Wisconsin to Chas-
sohowitzka National Wildlife
Refuge for the fall migration. In
See Cranes -Page 2
economic dollars is in land-
Also at that meeting, county
administrator George Long
stated that people complain
about strict requirements, but
added that those areas with
strict requirements are the ones
that attract new business.
At Tuesday's meeting, the
board considered the City of
Okeechobee landscaping regu-
lations and a sample ordinance
presented by Okeechobee
"It's something we have
kicked around for years," stated
board member Ted Kelchner, "1I
think we need to pursue it."
"I think this is a reasonable
document to start with," assert-
ed Mr. Royce of the proposed
ordinance submitted by Main
The proposed ordinance
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This crested caracara was out looking for breakfast on
Potter Road in northern Okeechobee.
2 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, May 25, 2006
Bronson: Fire danger still exists
TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is warning residents and visi-
tors that the recent rain in some
parts of the state should not give
people a false sense of security.
Even though parts of Florida
received up to 2 inches of rainfall
and other parts received no more
than a trace over the past week,
fire danger still remains high
throughout most of the state. Dry
air behind the recent cold front
that brought much needed rain to
parts of the state, will bring back
the threat of wildfires.
Continued From Page 1
Mr. Hackl said that as an archi-
tect, he appreciates the value of
sound planning. He said he had
served many cities and under-
stands the important check and
balance between what a city
wants and what developers need.
Some residents in the area of
the proposed development said
they wanted to know what type of
commercial business would go in
and expressed concern for any
changes to their environment.
Lavon Neal said she would not
want anything to disrupt the
retention ponds and palm trees in
her neighborhood. She said she
did not object to a grocery store
being built, but wants to'make
sure buffers would be in place.
Board chairman William Led-
ferd said it is the board's concern
also and assured her they would
consider such things during a site
Kandi Edwards said she has
lived here when the snowbirds
are here and traffic is bad. She
hopes the city plans for that. She'
said that Okeechobee is behind
the times on some of its roads and
that many are in bad condition.
Mr. Hackl discussed developer
intent. He said he attended a con-
vention in Las Vegas that included
retail developers and that nine he
spoke with said to get commer-
cial zoning in place before they
would consider making an offer
to develop the site.
"We appeal to you to partner
"Don't let your guard down,
this fire season is not over yet,"
Bronson said. "The drought index
remains over 500 for a large por-
tion of the state. Fire potential is
going to be very high this week-
end due to the warm, dry weather
and lack of rainfall in the near
Although some fires do start
from lightning, about 80 percent
of Florida wildfires area caused by
"I urge people to be very care-
ful with any type of outdoor burn-
ing and to check with local offi-
cials and forestry offices to see if
there is a burn ban in effect in
their area and to determine
whether conditions are such that
people should not burn even if
there is no ban," Bronson said.
"Some burn ban violations are
punishable up to $500 in fines
and the cost of suppression of any
wildfires that may result."
Several of this year's wildfires
have been a result of arson and
there are investigations under
way into the causes of certain
"All human-caused fires are a
threat to people's lives and prop-
erty, but arson fires are the worst
Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Glenn Straub, of Pishon Partners in West Palm Beach, told
Okeechobee Land Planning Agency board members of the
importance of having zoning done before approaching devel-
opers to develop property at their meeting Tuesday, May 23.
Pishon Partners recently purchased the old K-Mart property
at Lake Plaza and are leasing it to Home Depot for a store.
with us to attract the kind of peo-
ple that will represent the highest
and best use of the property," Mr.
Hackl said, adding that he
believed retail would be the best
To further his argument, Mr.
Hack] introduced Glenn Straub, of
Pishon Partners in West Palm
Beach, who recently purchased
the old K-Mart property at Lake
Plaza. Home Depot is leasing the
property for a store.
While the property was
already zoned commercial, Mr.
Straub told the board of how
important he believes it is to have
the zoning done before
"Get "the zoning done and.
you'll have a major hurdle out of
the way," Mr. Straub said.
After much discussion and
questions from board members,
board member Terry Burroughs
made a motion to recommend
the large scale amendment to the
city council contingent on the
information being provided by
Mr. Hackl. The board approved
the motion unanimously.
The second request for a large-
kind," Bronson said. "Florida resi-
dents should report any wildfire
by calling 911 or their local Divi-
sion of Forestry office. If you see
any suspicious activity near a fire
you can report it to the Arson Alert
Hotline 1-800-342-5869. Any infor-
mation that leads to the arrest and
conviction of an arsonist can
result in the informant receiving a
reward of up to $5,000. All callers
can remain anonymous."
Since Jan. 1, 2,565 wildfires
have burned 103,806 acres in
Florida. Bronson is urging people
to do their part to help prevent
scale amendment to the city's
comprehensive plan came from
Thomas Close of CBC Corpora-
tion on behalf of property owner
Frank Altobello. The amendment
was to change the land use desig-
nation from SF to multiple family
(MF) for about 37.48 acres of
vacant unplatted property located
south of Southeast Eighth Street
and west of Taylor Creek.
Board member Devin Maxwell
abstained from voting because
the property is near his office.
Mr. Close wants to build a
housing development to include
229 condominiums and town-
houses, a marina, a park, and bait
and tackle shop.
At the time Mr. LaRue pre-
pared his report, he was unclear
as to what the proposed mix of
uses were contemplated, and he
recommended denying the
request. He was also concerned
with consistency with land use
categories and the impact on
schools and public facilities, and
Mark Mathes, planning direc-
tor for Lucido & Associates in Stu-
art, presented blow-by-blow
responses to Mr. LaRue's con-
cerns. He said that Mr. Close has
been living in Okeechobee for 17
years, understands the need for
quality housing, and feels the
property is suitable for MF devel-
Board member Mike O'Con-
nor made a motion to accept the
petition that is consistent with the
comprehensive plan and the
board approved the motion to
recommend the item to the city
Survey will help with stormwater plan
OKEECHOBEE -The City of Okeechobee and Okeechobee Coun-
ty are jointly involved in preparing a stormwater master plan to deal
with the overall drainage situation in the county, and they need your
Residents are being asked to fill out a simple six-question form
describing drainage problems with which they are familiar. Additional
comments can be added.
The forms can be picked up at Okeechobee City Hall, 55 S.E. Third
Ave.; the Okeechobee County Annex, 499 N. W Fifth Ave.; and, the
South Florida Water Management District, Okeechobee Service Center
at 205 N. Parrott Ave., Suite 201.
Completed forms can be returned to the above locations or e-
mailed to www.co.okeechobee.fl.us. The deadline for submission of
forms is June 15.
Meeting on dike slated
OKEECHOBEE An informational meeting on the Herbert
Hoover Dike will be held Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee County Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 N.
Speakers will include representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, the Florida Department of Emergency Management, Okee-
chobee County Emergency Management office and community lead-
For information, call the Okeechobee County Emergency Manage-
ment office at (863) 763-3212.
Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business own-
ers located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which is the
target district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are urged to
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of concern
to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-
streetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
Business cards needed
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Board of County Com-
missioners is compiling a collection of material, including business
cards, to be placed in a time capsule in front of the new Okeechobee
County Judicial Center.
The deadline for submitting business cards is June 1.
Those interested in participating can mail their business cards to the
Okeechobee County Administrator's Office, Room 106, Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 106 N.W Second St., Okeechobee, Fla. 34974; or,
take them to Vicki Smith in the county administrator's office.
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has specific landscape require-
ments for multiple family districts,
mobile home parks and commer-
cial and industrial zoning districts.
In addition, it has provision for
a landscape plan to be submitted
upon application for a building
permit. The proposed ordinance
states that a certificate of occu-
pancy will not be issued until the
landscape plan is approved. It
also allows for variances and
Mr. Royce stated he would
chdsrdit a a nuhlic hearing. to
address the proposed ordinance.
Other matters before the
board passed with, little com-
James and Clara Gainey were
granted a variance from property
line setbacks in order to replace a
carport,that had been hurricane
damaged. The previous carport
had been built prior to current
land development regulations.
Mr. Royce noted that there was
really nowhere else to rebuild the
carport. The property in question
is located on Southeast 37th
Wayne and Michelle Gunvald-
sen were granted a special excep-
titon to allow for a secornnd
dwelling in a Residential Rural
zoning district on Northeast
Fourth Drive. Mr. Gunvaldsen
requested that second dwelling to
house his mother. He told the'
board that his mother required
close supervision because of her
health and that his house was not
large enough to accommodate
her. Present zoning laws would
not allow him to build on to his
house, he stated.
Sam Ferrell was granted a spe-
cial exception to allow for a min-
ing operation in an Agriculture
zoning district on S.R. 78 W.
In order to construct a triplex,
Salina Holdings, Inc. requested a
chano in zoning from Residen-
tial Single Family to Residential
General for S.E. 68th Drive proper-,.,
ty. The board recommended
The board also recommended
approval of Gary Fowler's request
for a change in zoning from Resi-
dential Mixed to Heavy Commer-
cial. If approved, this change
would allow him to operate a
business on his S.R. 70 E. proper-
A second public hearing on
the two above requests for zoning
changes will be held before the
county commissioners, at 9 a.m.
on June 8 at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 N.W
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early fall of 2002, the five survivors
of the original ten will be joined by
a new set of 17, now in training, to
make the fall migration to Florida.
Cranes can live to be over 30,
years old. They form pair bonds
that may. endure for many years.
Nests are usually built over stand-
ing water. Within 24 hours of
hatching, the young are capable of
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following their parents away from
the nest. Together, they forage for
seeds and roots, crop plants such
as corn and peanuts, insects,
snakes, frogs and occasionally
young birds or small mammals.
Cranes are quite omnivorous
feeding on seeds, grain, berries,
insects, earthworms, mice, small
birds, snakes, lizards, frogs, cray-
fish, but do not "fish" like herons.
Information for this article was
provided by the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
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Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organi-
zation, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and
women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and absti-
nence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thes-
days and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If
you would like more information on this or set an appointment for a free
pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/GED and English as a second language classes at these locations:
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second language
classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon, adult basic
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and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult
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Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane, English as a second language
classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elemen-
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and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.
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Elaine Nash, center, food service manager at Central Elementary School, recently
received a Smart Award from the Florida School Nutrition Association. She competed
against other medium-sized elementary schools in a contest judging the quality of the
food service program. Congratulating her are, Michele Perkins, (left) supervisor of food
service for the school district and, Okeechobee County Superintendent of Schools, Dr.
Patricia Cooper (right). The recognition took place at the May 9 school board meeting.
This week the Physical Educa-
tion classes will be finishing up
their swim unit. Many of the stu-
dents have made great strides in
the pool by learning a new stroke
to swim on their backs-elemen-
tary backstroke, and on their
sides- the sidestroke, using the
scissor kick. Others have
improved on bobs, superman
float, back float, and the "alliga-
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ipated in the
Meet, held at
Mrs. Pope's class is finishing
up the school year with Eric Carle
stories. We are also pretending to
be Eric Carle by painting color
papers, cutting them apart and
gluing them to create pictures of
characters from his stories.
Thank you for inspiring us Mr.
Miss Johnson's class is finish-
ing up their unit on oceans. We
have learned a lot and hope that
all of our parents can join us Tues-
day, May 23, for a beach party.
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Members of the Central Elementary School lunch staff welcomed a "new" employee on
Tuesday. Miss Lena (middle), who is really Principal Randy Paulson, helped hand out
lunches. Central students reached another goal (20,000 points) in their accelerated read-
ing program and voted to have Mr. Paulson dress as one of the lunch ladies for the day.
Miss Lena was joined by kitchen staff members (left to right) Mayda Gonzalez, Susan
Houston, Elaine Nash and Cathy Rogers.
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Kiwanis Club member, Frank Irby (left) and club president, Marcos Montes De Oca
(right), presented a check for $1,000 to Matt Buxton to help support the upcoming 'Grad
Night' event. Mr. Buxton told club members that local graduating seniors and their
guests will enjoy an evening of food, fun and festivities during the annual lock-in event
to be held on May 30 at Stardust Lanes Bowling Alley on S.E. 441 This year will mark the
event's 18th year.
Summer lunch program offered
Okeechobee County Public
Schools' Food Service Depart-
ment is sponsoring meals at
school sites during the regular
summer school session from
Monday, June 5, through Friday,
Meals will be provided to all
children at no charge. Accep-
tance and participation require-
ments for the program and all
activities are the same for all,
regardless of race, color, national
origin, sex, age or disability and
there will be no discrimination in
the course of the meal services.
Meals will be provided at the
following sites: Central Elemen-
tary School, 610 S.W Fifth Ave.;
Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W.
28th St.; and, Okeechobee High
School (breakfast), 2800 U.S. 441
For students that are not regis-
tered for summer school activi-
ties, interested parents may regis-
ter their child/children for the
food program. Registration will
be held at the Food Service
Office, 3150 N.W. 10th Terrace,'
on Wednesday, May 31, from
7:30 a.m. until 4:p.m.
Parents for non-registered stu-
dents will be required to provide
transportation to and from the
school site and will be required
to stay with their children during
Questions may be directed to
the Okeechobee County School
Food Service office at (863) 462-
Any person who believes he
or she has been discriminated
against in any USDA related activ-
ity should write or call immedi-
ately to USDA, Director Office of
Civil Rights, 1400 Independence
Avenue, S.W, Washington, D.C.,
20250-9410; or call (800) 795,-
Remember a loved one
Swho has departed with a special
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The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
Cheryl Lyn Collins, 42, Lake
Marion Road, Kenansville, was
arrested May 12 by the Osceola
County Sheriff's Office on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with worthless
check. 'He bond was set at
Tony Andrew Corwin, 40,
West Vine St., Kissimmee, was
arrested May 1-3 by the Osceola
County Sheriff's Office on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with the felony of
possession of cocaine, and the
misdemeanors of possession of
drug paraphernalia and attach-
ing an unassigned tag. He was
released on 'his own recogni-
Delaneo Wayne Pryor, 18,
N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested May 16 by Deputy
Matthew Hurst on a felony
charge of possession of cocaine
with intent to sell and a misde-
meanor charge of possession of
marijuana under 20 grams. His
bond was set at $26,000.
Diana Stephenson, 70, S.E.
35th Terrace, Okeechobee, was
arrested May 16 by Deputy P.
Massung on a warrant charging
her with worthless check (two
counts). She was released on
her own recognizance.
Camellia Smith Osceola,
40, Okeeclhobee, was arrested
May 19 by the FHP onr a charge of
driving under the influence. Her
bond was set at $500.
Jennifer Lynn Teifke, 39,
Black Jack Circle, Navarre, was
arrested May 19 by the Narcotics
Task Force on a charge of pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
sell. Her bond' was set at
Joshua Allen Thurman, 19,
N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested May 20 by Deputy
Richard Voss on a felony charge
of possession of methampheta-
mine, and misdemeanor
charges of possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
His bond was set at $3,500.
Jorge Baltazar, 24, Okee-
chobee, was arrested May 20 by
Deputy Augustin Saucedo on a
charge o possession of cocaine.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Diana Cruz, 32, N.W 36th
ST., Okeechobee, was arrested
May 20 by Deputy Corporal,
Charles Hood on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-
ing her with violation of proba-
tion/community control. She is
being held without bond.
Jason B. Kauffman, 27, S.E.
36th Ave.,. Okeechobee, was
arrested May 21 by Deputy
Thomas Kitchen on a charge of
battery on a pregnant female.
His bond was set at $25,000.
Jose Santibanez, 22, N.W
35th Ave., Okeechobee, 6 "s
arrested May 21 by Deputy
Augustin Saucedo on a charge of
possession of cocaine. His bond
was set at $5,000.
David Griffin, 47, Okee-
chobee Correctional Institute,
was arrested May 22 by Deputy
Anthony Kibler on charges of
possession of cocaine, posses-
sion of marijuana over 20 grams
and introduction of contraband.
He was released on his own
Scarlett Virginia Leitner, 24,
S.W. Third St., Okeechobee, was
arrested May 22 by Deputy K.
Gray on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with failure
to redeliver leased property. Her
bond was set at $2,500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against
them dropped is welcome to
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Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Sat-
urday, 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, 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 are available if regis-
tered before July 1. Call Pam at (863) 634-9280, or the camp at
(863) 453-3627 for information and an application.
Church schedules Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host their
Vacation Bible School June 19-23 from 6 until 9 p.m. This year's
topic is Artic Edge, Where Adventure Meets Courage. Classes
will be from age 3 to adult. A class for, the deaf will also be avail-
able. Child care for 2 and under will be provided for parents
attending VBS. A kick-off event is scheduled for June 17 from 9
until 11:30 a.m. Registration forms may be downloaded at
.www.oakviewbaptist.org, or picked up at the church office. For
information, call (863) 763-1699. ,
Free memory loss screenings offered
The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will offer
free memory loss screenings on Friday, June 23, from 11 a.m.
until 2:30 p.m. Appointments are needed. To schedule an
appointment, call Donna True at 800-861-7826 or (772) 285-
April Brown (Yates) benefit will be June 24
A memorial benefit has been scheduled for April Brown
(Yates) on Saturday, June 24, from noon until 4 p.m. at Good
Spirits, 245 U.S. 441 S.E. Spaghetti dinners will be $5 per plate.
There will also be a live band, karaoke and an auction to help-
raise funds for funeral expenses. A trust fund has been set up at
Big Lake National Bank. For information, call April Selph at
Realtors host benefit links tourney
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will host their
annual golf tournament on Saturday, June 24, at 8 a.m. at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the
Okeechobee High School Scholarship Fund and Habitat for
Humanity. The Board of Realtors is looking for teams, sponsors
and anyone interested in donating a door prize. Call J.D. Mixon
for details at (863) 763-0999.
Reunion planned for '60s classes
There Will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center,
4276 U.S. 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 Holiday Inn Express in Juno Beach and,a full break-
fast 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 Outreach Office at (863)
763-2893. The drawing will be held July 4, and you need not be
present to win.
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At Your Service On Page 2
Letter to the Editor
I am the parent of a special
education student at Seminole
Elementary School. My daughter
has always made the honor roll in
every school she has ever been in.
When we first came to Semi-
nole we were so happy with the
school until the end of the nine
weeks. My daughter brought
home a report card showing she
made As but she got no award for
honor roll. I went to talk with the
principal about this and was told
that because she was not working
on grade level she would not get
As a parent, I find this to be a
form of discrimination against
these children. In the awards cer-
emony before the honor roll is
handed out, they talk about hard
work and children doing their
best. Are these children not doing
their best, working at the highest
levels they can?
When we put our children in
these special programs we are
told they are going to be treated
like every other student, they will
not be made to feel different.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863),763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. For information, contact Ray Worley at .(863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited, For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-2893, or
call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or (863)
467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this group,
please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be available
from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome. The
group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings are
held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday except the first Friday of the
month for an open discussion meeting ate7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, 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. All persons
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a
caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about. For infor-
mation, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
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 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.
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.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m., at
Sthe 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.
A.A. meets 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 Model' Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
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.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. 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-
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For Information, call (863)
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or Instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
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 Infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr. Edward
Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Well, what are they doing?
They gave my daughter a citi-
zenship award for making great
grades; well, she earns that on her
own. Can we not let these special
children know that we se the hard
work they put into their school
work and award them like every
other child. They took the FCAT
like everyone else, so why is this
one area different?
I am asking that parents of
these children stand up and make
a difference, but that also for a'
community to stand up and say
it's not right. If we are going to
treat them the same and have
them take the same standard test,
then give them honor roll or some
award for grades they are
already great citizens in out
(Editor's Note: According to
Dr. Patricia Cooper, superintend-
ent of schools, each school han-
dles honor roll differently. They
rely on their teachers to give
them the names of students for
honor roll recognition.)
Meeting on dike slated
An informational meeting on the Herbert Hoover Dike will be
held Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civic
Center, 1750 U.S. 98 N. Speakers will include representatives of
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida Department of
Emergency Management, Okeechobee County Emergency Man-
agement and community leaders. For information, call the Okee-
chobee County Emergency Management office at (863) 763-3212.
Venus Ministries meeting planned
Venus Ministries will meet Thursday, May 25, at the Venus
Clubhouse, located off of 731 and Clubhouse Road, beginning at
6 p.m. The program will include gospel music, including the Cele-
bration Singers from Okeechobee, food and fellowship. The spe-
cial guest speaker will be Mary Lanier.
CIS plans Skate Bash
Communities In School's next teen event is a Skate Bash to be
held Friday, May 26, at the Okeechobee Skate Park, 300 N.W. Sixth
Ave., from 6 until 10 p.m. The cost is $5 per student. There will be
great music, food, best trick contest and inflatables. For informa-
tion, call (863) 462-5863.
Youth group sponsors dinner
Smoked chicken dinners will be available for a donation of $6
each at the Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., on Saturday, May
26, beginning at 11 a.m. It is being sponsored by the church's
youth group. Dinners will include green beans, scalloped pota-
toes, rolls and pound cake. To order, call (863) 763-4127 or (863)
467-1750, for delivery or carry out. Deliveries will be limited to
within the city limits.
Wind damage topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
May 27, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at I and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM. and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Karla Lenfesty,
windstorm mitigation program specialist with the St. Lucie Coun-
ty Co-operative Extension Service. The topic will be the wind-
storm damage mitigation training and demonstration center at
the St. Lucie hurricane house and how homeowners can protect
their property. For information, call Karla Lenfesty at (772) 462-
Blood mobile to be in Okeechobee
The Florida's Blood Centers blood mobile will be at Wal-Mart,
2101 S. Parrott Ave., on Saturday, May 27, from 10a.m. until 2 p.m.
All donors will receive a $10 Wal-Mart gifi card and a T-shirt. For
information, call Deah Spires at (863) 382-4499.
Reunion and Cleanup Day slated
The annual Fort Kissimmee Cemetery Association Reunion
and Cleanup Day at the Avon Park Bombing Range will be held
Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28. The cleanup is scheduled to
begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday. The reunion will be Sunday at 11:30
a.m. with a covered dish dinner. Camping is allowed for the week-
end and is encouraged. For information, call Jimmie Howell at
Signs for Jesus to perform
The Signs for Jesus will perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 28,
at the Living Word of Faith Fellowship, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., and at
the Basinger Church of God, at CR 68 and U.S. 98, on Wednesday,
May 31, at 7 p.m. For information, call Linda at (863) 763-4958 or
(863) 763-6869; or, Reverend Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373.
Putt-putt tourney aids KOA Kid Camp
The third annual Good Habits and Old Spirits Putt-Putt Golf
Tournament will be held Monday, May 29, will be held at the KOA
Campground, 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 tour-
nament is for adults only no one under 21 can enter. All pro-
ceeds will go to the KOA Kid Camp. For information, contact the
KOA Campground at (863) 763-0231.
Women's ministry plan fashion show
Women's Ministry of Resurrection Life Church, 1803 S.W.
Third Ave., will host a "GLitz and Glam" fashion show and lunch-
eon on Saturday, June 3, from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost is
$15 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance. For
information, call (863) 763-7770.
Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual sum-
mer 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, con-
tact Sue Arnold at (863) 763-4630.
Healthy Start group will meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, June 7, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at
575 S.W 28th St. their office is located in the New Endeavors High
School building. The meeting is open to the public. The Healthy
Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions respon-
sible for planning and implementing services for ,pregnant
women and infants. For information, contact Executive Director
Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.
Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be host ayard 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 dona-
tions are accepted at this location.
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 will be provided for helpers and those taking
part in the adult class. Dinner will also be provided. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-4021.
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Airi Nunez stepped onto the court Saturday morning to
compete in the junior tennis tournament held at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex tennis courts. The tourney
was a fundraiser for the Brahman tennis team. Airi is a 9-
year-old student at Central Elementary School.
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Community Links. Individual Voices.
The Chobee Bulls football pro-
gram will hold sign-ups on Thurs-
day, May 25 from 5 until 7:30 p.m.
at the Osceola Middle School gym
and on Saturday, June 3 from 9
until 2 p.m. at the New Endeavor
field house. For information con-
tact Kim Cline at (863) 467-9580 or
Pop Warner grid
Pop Warner football and cheer-
leading sign-ups will take place at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
on 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 current
year physical from your doctor and
a copy of the child's birth certifi-
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863) 634-
3482 or Albion Crowell at (863)
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 Year-
ling Middle School.
The cost of this tournament is
$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.
The Okeechobee High School
volleyball team is hosting a sum-
mer volleyball camp for girls in
grades 4-8. The camp is scheduled
for June 12-16, from 9 a.m. until
noon at Osceola Middle School.
The cost is $50 per player and
includes a T-shirt and water bottle
with early registration. You may
pick up a registration form in the
O.H.S. main office or call Coach
May at (863) 634-5836.
sponsors Sports Camp
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor a Sports Camp from July
10 through 14 at the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus. There will be
two separate sessions. The first ses-
sion will be from 9 until 11:30 a.m.
each morning and will feature.
baseball for boys and soccer for'
girls. The second session will be
from 1 .until 3:30 p.m. each after-
noon and feature softball for girls
and soccer for boys. The cost of the
camp will be $60 per person all day
(includes lunch) or $45 per person
for the half-day session. The camp
is open to children age 4 through
sixth grade. For information con-
tact Rusty Brooks at (863) 763-
1699. To enroll stop by the church
office at 677 S.W 32nd St. or go to
the church web site at
The Christian Team Trail will
not be holding their monthly bass
tournaments during the months of
June, July and August.
- They will resume their tourna-
ment trail on Sept. 2.
Okeechobee News/Lorna JablonskI
Watching for the ball
Ten-year-old Brianna Spier watches for the ball during
Saturday's junior tennis tournament at the Okeechobee
Sports Complex. The tourney was a fundraiser for the
Okeechobee High School tennis team.
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Tips offered to minimize golf-related injuries
a .ROSEMONT, Ill. Swinging sons and begin participating in the toward your chest. Release slowly, of at least 15, a wide-brim hat thai
the club on the open green, hitting sport gradually. Perform three sets of 10 repeti- covers the face and ears, and sun-
the perfect shot and playing in the Practice on real turf instead of tions, at least three times week. glasses with UV protection.
- warm sun are just a few things rubber mats, when possible. Pull-downs: With the rubber Heed caution when driving a
golfers love about hitting the links. Dress for comfort and protec- tubing still around the door hinge, golf cart and reduce speed foi
0 Golfing can be a treat for both the tion from the elements. Make sure kneel and hold the tubing over pedestrians, inclines and weather
- mind and body. However, an injury to wear the appropriate golf shoes: your head. Pull down slowly conditions. Keep hands, legs, feet
- to the bones, muscles or joints can ones with short cleats are best. toward your chest, bending your and arms inside the confines of the
cast a big shadow over the day. Before going out to play, spend elbows as you lower your arms. golf cartwhen it is moving.
That is why the American Acade- 5-10 minutes in the clubhouse Raise the tubing slowly over your
* my of Orthopaedic Surgeons stretching. Focus on the lower head. Perform three sets of 10 rep- For additional injury prevention
- (AAOS) recommends following back, shoulders and forearms. It is etitions, at least three times a week. tips and information on golf and
- the proper techniques to prevent also important to warm-up and Use proper back mechanics more, visit the Academy's public
golf-related injuries.. stretches any other musculoskele- while lifting your bag (bend and patient education Web site,
According to the U.S. Con- tal problem areas, through the knees). Your Orthopaedic Connection
- summer Product Safety Commis- Help build your forearm mus- "Do not hunch over the ball too (www.orthoinfo.org), or call the
sion, there were more than cles with exercises such as the fol- much; it may predispose you to public service line at 800-824-
- 102,000 golf-related injuries treated lowing, neck strain and rotator cuff ten- BONES.
in doctors' offices, clinics and Squeeze a tennis ball for five donitis. An orthopaedic surgeon is a
emergency rooms in 2004, which minutes at a time. Avoid golfer's elbow which is physician with extensive training in
incurred a total cost of approxi- Perform wrist curls using a light- caused by a strain of the muscles in the diagnosis and non-surgical as
mately $2.5 billion in medical, weight dumbbell. Lower the the inside of the forearm by per- well as surgical treatment of the
work-loss, pain and suffering and weight to the end of your fingers, forming wrist and forearm stretch- musculoskeletal system, including
legal costs. Golfers most often suf- curl the weight back into your ing exercises and not overempha- bones, joints, ligaments, tendons,
fer from hand tenderness or numb- palm, and then curl up your wrist sizing your wrists when swinging. muscles andnerves.
ness; shoulder, back and knee to lift the weight an inch or two Keep your pelvis as level.as pos- With more than 29,000 mem-
pain; golfer's elbow; and wrist higher. Perform 10 repetitions with sible throughout the swing. bers, the American Academy oi
* injuries, such as tendonitis or one arm, repeat with the other Before you swing, look around Orthopaedic Surgeons
,- carpal tunnel syndrome. arm.. including behind you to (www.aaos.org) or (www.orthoin-
"People often think of golf as a Do reverse wrist curls with a avoid inadvertently hitting objects fo.org) is the premier not-for-profil
- relatively safe, low-injury game," lightweight dumbbell. Place your or bystanders. organization that provides educa-
. said Frank B. Kelly, MD, hands in front of you, palm side If you are experiencing muscu- tion programs for orthopaedic sur.
orthopaedic surgeon, and chair of down. Using your wrist, lift the loskeletal problems, see an ortho- geons and allied health profession-
AAOS' Communications Cabinet. weight up and down. Hold the arm pedic surgeon who can help diag- als, champions the interests ol
* "Golfers especially beginners, you are exercising above your nose and treat your condition. patients and advances the highest
, who haven't learned proper tech- elbowwithyour other hand to limit Also, check with a golf pro for les- quality musculoskeletal health
* niques yet are definitely prone to the motion to your forearm. Per- sons and a tune-up of your game, Orthopaedic surgeons and the
injuries. It's important for golfers to form 10 repetitions with one arm, since many musculoskeletal prob- Academy are the authoritative
regularly participate in a muscle repeatwith the other arm. lems with golf are rooted in tech- sources of information for patients
conditioning program to reduce Help minimize low back nique issues. and the general public on muscu
the risk of common golf injuries, as injuries often caused by a poor Avoid participating when expe- loskeletal conditions, treatments
well as increase flexibility and dura- swing by performing these sim- riencing pain or exhaustion. Take and related issues. An advocate fo]
ability in their game." pie exercises to help strengthen rest breaks and replenish fluids. improved patient care, Ith Acade
* Because orthopaedic surgeons lower back muscles: Seek shade while waiing at the. myis participating in the Bone anc
not only treat, but try to prevent Rowing: Firmly tie the ends of tee, when plA Iha- stopped or if JoinftDecade (www.usbjd.org) -
injuries of the bones, joints and rubber tubing. Place it around an you don't see your shadow. 11your the global initiative in the years
muscles, the AAOS offers the fol- object that is shoulder height (like -shadow is shorter than you, you're 2002-2011 to raise awareness o:
lowing tips to help prevent golfing a door hinge). Standing with your likely to burn. musculoskeletal health, stimulate
injuries: arms straight out in-front of you, Wear waterproof sunscreen research and improve people's
Newer golfers.should take les- grasps the tubing and slowly pull it with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) quality of life.
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American Every Thursday: washer there will be music for dancing.
toss at 1 p.m. Call to see who is playing.
Legion Post #64 First and third Thursday: Saturday night meals will
Monday, May 29: Memorial .-.Auxiliary aL6 p,.iyi. Aeries a 71be'.. .. luring.al 7,p.m. Call
Day Service will be held at Veter-
ans Park at 10 a.m. A dinner will
be held at the American Legion
Post from 12:30 until 3 p.m.
Music will be from I until 5 p.m.
The American Legion
lounge is open Monday through
Saturday, at 10 a.m. On Sunday,
it opens at 1 p.m. The post
address is 501 S.E. Second St.
For information call (863) 763-
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu. Monday,
Thursday and Friday from 11
a.m. until 2 p.m.; Wednesday,'
tacos served from 11 a.m. until 6
p.m.; Saturday from noon until 8
p.m.; Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge
is from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday-
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and
on Thursday evenings beginning
at 6 p.m., for members and
The third Sunday of each
month we have a steak dinner
with the Sons of the American
Legion from 3 until 6 p.m. for a
$10 donation. The dinner
includes steak, baked potato,
salad, dessert, coffee and tea.
There will be entertainment
from 3 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Satur-
day and Sunday night starting at
6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Friday night dinner is
served from 4:30 until 6 p.m.
Music from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, June 13: Election
day for the Post from 10 a.m.
until 7 p.m. All Post #64 Legion
members with paid up 2006,
dues are eligible for nomina-
tions for all officers and to vote.
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold
a regular informational meeting
on the first Saturday of the
month at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78
W, at 10 a.m. Applications for
new members are available.
Call Ray Disney at (863) 357-
2138, or Don South at (863) 763-
Eagles Aeries #4137
Every Tuesday and Thurs-
day: bingo at 1 p.m. Food will be
available for a donation.
Every second Tuesday:
spaghetti dinner with salad and
garlic bread from 5 until 7 p.m.
for a $3.50 donation.
Wednesday: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until? Food will be
Friday: steak night (16-
oz.) starting at 5 p.m. Cooked to
order for a $12 donation. Music
will be by Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from
9 until I I a.m. for $5 donation.
Call the AERIES for other
events at (863) 763-2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information,
call (863) 763-6580.
Elks plan barbecue dinner
Tuesday: trustees meet at
7 p.m. First and third, 8 p.m.,
Wednesday: bingo will be
at 7 p.m. The public is invited.
Doors open at -1:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be available
at 6 p.m..
Friday: dinner and enter-
tainment starting at 6 p.m. Mem-
bers and guests are invited.
from noon until 2 p.m.; bar
bingo from 2 p.m. until?
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information about
the club and events, call Bucky
Yoder at (863) 467-7342 or Matt
Buxton at (863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second
and fourth Mondays of each
month starting at 7:30 p.m.
Order of the Eastern
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned
on the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming
activities, contact W.M. Margaret
at (863) 467-8020.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S.
78 W in Buckhead Ridge. The
lodge's phone number is (863)
Wednesday and Friday
night meals will be served from
5 until 7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge
at (863) 763-2250 for the menu.
Thursday and Saturday is
karaoke night starting at 7 p.m.
Friday at 8 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
for the menu,.
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W.
36th St. in Okeechobee. For
information and meal menus,
call the Lodge at (863) 763-4954.
Breakfast will be served
from 9 until 11 a.m. at the
Moose Patio on the second Sun-
day of every honth.
Meals will be served on
Wednesday and Fridays from 5
until 7:15 p.m.; and from 6 until
? on Saturdays.
There will be music for
dancing each Friday and Satur-
day night starting at 7 p.m.
Each Thursday will be
VFW Post #4423
The post is open noon until 9
p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Events at this post are season-
able you should call (863) 763-
0818 for information or visit the
lodge 300 N.W. 34th St. You may
write the post at P.O. Box 1137,
Okeechobee, Fla., 34972.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is
Every Wednesday during
the season karaoke will be held
from 5 until 9 p.m.
Every Friday: bingo starts at
1 p.m. for members and guests
followed by karaoke starting at 5
Saturday: .25-cent bingo
at 1 p.m. Karaoke will be from 5
Sunday: a dinner will be
available from 2 until 5 p.m.,
and will be followed by karaoke
at 5 p.m.
Every third Sunday there
will be a post meeting at 11 a.m.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W in Buck-
head Ridge. For information,
call (863) 467-2882. Post hours
are from noon until 8 p.m., Mon-
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner, Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets there will be music.
Every Thursday is bar
bingo at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and
rolls will be served from 5:30
until 7 p.m. for a $10 donation.
Dancing immediately follows
Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday
of the month beginning at 10
a.m. The main meeting is on the
For information contact
Commander Johnnie H. Patent
at (863) 467-2882.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regula-
tion-size pool table.
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W, members will
meet the first and third Thursday
of each month at 8 p.m. For infor-
mation, call the club at (863)
763-3378, Kip at (863) 610-6659,
or Keith at (863) 634-2682.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW'will be open
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at
1 p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Aux-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 pnm.
4 Friday: fish fry-from 6 until
8 p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music
and dancing will start at 7 p.m.
- .-Sunday: open at 1 pam.
with the big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
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IN THE MILITARY
10 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, May 25,2006
At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, May 19,
through Thursday, May 25, are as
Theatre I -"Over The Hedge"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
Sp.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre 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 at 2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "The Da Vinci
Code"(PG-13) Showlimes: Friday
at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and
. Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30,7 and 9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at
You can be a
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
*sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Jordan
Bernay at (863) 357-0047.
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Chris-
tian romances and 575 videos.
Prepare a paper on comparative
religion, a book report, programs
for men, women or children, a
craft project or a Sunday school
lesson. We use the Dewey Deci-
mal System, the same as school
and public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview our
media. Currently, the library is
staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
tact Doris Entry at (863) 467-1548.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education'GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., Eng-
lish as second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday from 9 a.m.
until noon, adult basic educa-
tior.GED, Monday through Thurs-
day from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.;One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St.,
adult .basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Friday, from 8 a.m.
until noon; Yearling Middle
School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Monday through' Wednesday,
from 5:30 until 8:30 p.rh.r Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
- -Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.
'.Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in a
school setting. Child Find provides
free screenings on speech and lan-
guage, development, vision, and
hearing. For information, contact
Debbie Wagner at (800) 358-8525.
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In MemnAram 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
2 PLOTS- in Silver Hill Ceme-
tery in-Frostproof. $600
HOME CHILD DAY CARE
CAT, Calico: Long Haired,
Golden Eyed. Found in vic. of
Center St. off of 710
DOG, Bloodhound. Call to
DOG, "Jungle Duce"
with Dade County ID.
DOG- vicinity of Kings Bay.
Call to identify
MICROPHONE- Found Mon-
day May 22nd., 441 S.,
Please call to identify.
PINTO GELDING- Grand-
daughters horse, tan &
white, vic of SW 10th St. &
SW 6th Ave. near the Victory
Baptist Church. Reward
634-7711 or 467-2888
PIT BULL- Female, spayed,
Fawn & white, 3 1/2 yrs.
Phillips Rd off of Rt. 80 since
Pug, tan & black, male, 18
mos. old, vic. of Buckhead
Ridge on 5/10. REWARD!
Please call (863)763-4702
AKITA Adult male, free to
good home, must know the
breed. Email at:
BLACK LAB- Male, approx
6yrs. Very friendly Free to
Good Home Only! Needs
room run! (863)763-4083
KITTENS, 3 to good home, 1
female & 2 males. About 8 or
9 weeks old. (863)673-5206
KITTENS- 4 very cute, to good
homes only (863)763-1893
ask for Bob
KITTENS: Free to good home.
Call (863)697-3280 for more
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KITTENS, To goo, home. (4)
Tabny and ; calico.
MALE CAT- 4yrs old, med
hair, neutered, soft paws, to
good home only
PUPPIES, 5 weeks old,
American Bulldog & Red Nose
Pit mixed. (863)635-3918
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
A/C SERVICE TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401 K.
Also taking apple's for Helpers
ALL ABOUT YOU
Is accepting applications
for HHA's & CNA's
for the Okeechobee area.
Immediate openings for Full
and Part time positions.
Please call (863)824-8733
brakes, shocks, must have
own tools, Excellent benefits
& salary. Call 863-634-3536
8pm-8am in Okeechobee area.
Serious inquires call Elaine
Exp. only need apply.
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to
On- Site CDL Training
$38K/yr to start w/
$42k first yr potential
Come join our team in Okee-
chobee as a Residential
Driver for the nation's lead-
er of comprehensive
Wasie Manjgeminri ser-
vic(e Thi.. is not a drive
only poiil ui. Manual labor
Class B permit required
For an immediate, local
or call or click!
10800 NE 128th Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34972
needed for large dairy
farm for afternoon shift.
9:00 a.m. to Noon. DFWP
PRE SCHOOL NOW HIRING
Call Wendy at
Now taking applications for
Home Health Aides &
Certified Nursing Assistants.
Please call (863)467-6399
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
Martha's House, Inc.
is seeking a full time
Sexual Assault Advocate
Experience with victims
is a must.
Salary is commensurate
to working experience.
Please call 863-763-2893
and speak with
Kim or Stephanie.
May fax resume to:
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Ft. Drum Citgo needs overnight staff for the ser-
vice station on Florida's Turnpike. Applicants
must have a clan motor vehicle record. Benefits
include; higher pay for night shift, gas reim-
bursement, paid tolls, health insurance vaca-
tions, 401K and a pleasant work environment.
We will train all work responsibilities. Advance-
ment opportunities are available for people who
show initiative. South of Yeehaw Jct., we are ac-
cessible from Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee and Vero
Beach. Grab a job in the lane with Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike. 863-763-9383 DFWP
NEED A GOOD JOB?
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.
PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED:Class A
Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs.
TIRE SERVICE TECH
Must have good driving record
Excellent benefits & pay.
Will train. 863-634-3536
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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK
High School Diploma or GED
minimum one (1) year exp.
Accounting exp., invoices/
purchase orders, knowledge
of MS Excel & Word. Excellent
phone & Customer service skills.
Data entry exp. Fax resume
or application to:
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
Sod Truck Driver for hauling
Sod, need CDL License. Ap-
ply in person at Tap Sod,
9045 NE 48th St.
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TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED:
Class A CDL. For Wrecker &
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Services Team Member. This is a part time
position that could lead to full time
The right applicant will:
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Be able to handle pressure.
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proven track record
Desire to be successful
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HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
Position available for construc-
tion office, experienced only,
good phone skills and
knowledge of Word/Excel re-
quired. Must be dependable
and willing to learn.
Please fax resume to
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED
Class B CDL's, Min. of
2 yrs. exp. w/clean driving
record. Call (863)634-4526
APPLY IN PERSON
Hwy. 98 North
MIG, TIG & STICK
2+YEARS EXPERIENCE REQ.
Must have own tools
Full time- Benefits
5900 Orange Ave., Ft Pierce
2+YEARS EXPERIENCE REQ.
Must have own tools.
Full time Benefits
5900 Orange Ave., Ft. Pierce
Receptionist/Aide Needed for
medical office. Will Train.
Fax resume to
BABYSITTER NEEDED in Buck
Head Ridge Area for 4%2 yr.
old child. Light Housekeeping
BASINGER AREA, P/T Horse
Exerciser: Experienced English
pleasure rider for exercising
orses needed 3 days a week.
Mornings only. Call M-F
COOKING & CLEANING, P/T
Must be honest, have great
work quality, be flexible &
& weekends. Contact between
8am-5pm to set up interview.
(772) 597-3565 or e-mail
OFFICE CLEANING, Part Time
In Clewiston. Good pay.
START TODAY! 800-922-1433
P/T ADMIN ASST- Needed to
S'perform general office duties
to include AP, AR, Must be
flexible, basic computer
knowledge, Peachtree & Ex-
cel a plus, Fax resume &
salary requirements to
The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child ornom
birth to age nine.
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Full Time Career Opportunity
for the right person. Bi-lingual a
plus. For an interview, please
call Jim at (863) 763-6500.
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 it
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questionsor
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 our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, it you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
Wyman "Pitt" Pittman
812 E. North Park St.
Office: (863) 763-9400
Fax: (863) 763-9413
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 5698
How do you find a job in
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens Faliie 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C- For Travel Trailer, Dual
Trierm, '05, 120v, 1 phase,
1500 BTU Used 1/2 yr.
A/C WINDOW UNITS,
1-12,000 BTU'S & 1-8,000
BTU's w/remote. Both new
$400. will sep 863-675-8182
AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat,
new in box
CENTRAL A/C PKG UNITS-
2.5 ton & 3 ton $700 for
both or will separate.
DINING ROOM TABLE, 100
yrs. old, $1500 or best offer.
DRESSING TABLE & MIRROR
AIR CONDITIONER & ELEC-
TRIC STOVE working condi-
tion, both for $175 or best
CHEST & UPRIGHT FREEZER-
asking $200 for both or will
sell separate (863)675-0550
DISH WASHER- Estate, Good
condition. Top basket need
to be replaced. $40.
FREEZER- Kenmore upright,
excellent condition, works
great. $125 (239)690-2055
Printer 6100 Minolta, Qus,
DRESSER AND MIRROR-
w/matching sleigh bed, $200
ARMOIRE, Hand Painted,
Cream w/flowers. Luv It, but
must sell. $850.
BAR L-shaped with 2 bar-
stools. Wood and leather. 44"
high, 22" wide, 7' and 5'
lengths. $150 (863)612-9233
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
pc. w/Sealy Posturepedic
mattress. Antique Beige Col-
or. $1000. (863)763-9410
COUCH, 8 Ft. w/floral design.
Very nice & clean! $80.
0 @ Q
55 GAL. STEEL DRUMS- one
side open for burning $80 for
all will sell separately
ARCADE GAMES, (2), Miss
Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100 will sell
PEANUT WAGON Small,
stainless steel, runs on LP
gas, real money maker,
TEMPORARY 20' POWER
POLE, meter box, braker box,
5th whl. hookup, $250.
WOOD BAR, with stem glass
& wine bottle holders, $100.
FRIDGE, ADMIRAL 18.6 cu-
bic ft., frostless/white, $75.
FRIDGE, GE, Magic Chef glass
top range, Whirlpool wash-
er/dryer, 2 A/C's, $1200 will
sell sep. (863)467-8723
GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Like
new condition. Beige, $125.
UNITS- 2, Good condition.
1-3/4 hp & 1-1hp. $190.
Will sep. (863)697-0217
RANGE, AMANA Smoothe
black/white w/white Ken-
more range hood, $75.
REFRIGERATOR, 27 cu. ft.,
side by side w/water & ice in
door. White. Very good cond.
REFRIGERATOR- White, Ken-
more 22 cu ft. Bottom freez-
er with ice maker, Exc cond,
$150. cash 863-357-3026
STOVE- Modern Whirlpool,
self cleaning oven, Good
WASHER & DRYER, Amana
washer & Kenmore Dryer.
$100 for both. (863)357-6315
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool, white, 2 yrs old, good
WASHER, DRYER & STOVE
All from Whirlpool, $100.
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",.
like new, asking $700.
ALUMINUM AWNING- 11,
Various sizes, 12' to 4', Ask-
ing $500. for all
ROOFING PANELS Alum., 6,
5 @ 10'x4', 1 @ 10'x18",
$600. Call 863-634-8608.
SHINGLES, (10) bundles 3-
tab. $75 (863)805-0272
TEMPORARY SERVICE POLE,
200 amp service. Cost $700,
used 1 month. Asking $500
WINDOW SILLS- (13 pc)ltal-
Ian marble, 3/4" x 5" x 36",
white, $40 for all
BABY BLANKETS, $50 for all
or will separate.
CHILDREN TOYS, 3 boxes,
boys & girls, $30 will sell
PLAYPEN. Eddie Bauer Pac'
'n Play w'vibrdaiionr bassinet
c:hangingq table.& play center.
Like new. $8018631763-4271
PROM GOWN, Full ienrgin.
baby blue, size 20 Still nas
lags on it Paid $400. will sac-
riice $1 75. 1863)763-3451
WEDDING GOWN, new. sz 4,
coisel bodice, cathedral
train, hailer neOK Dulciana
SilK $500 (863)634-2957
STAMP COLLECTION $30 or
bes ohier (8634t67-69y43
AVON PRODUCT- big bo. ol
older items. $50
(3-400)- Racing & Comic late
80s eany 90s E'c. condo $400
JEANS: Sears, Mens 9 pairs,
36.29 & 36,30 Some new.
$90 ior all. ill sep
MICKEY MANTLE: 1st Home
Run Cara Stand & Plaque
$28 will sep (8631467-1484
COMPAQ PASARIO, Windows
98 Just upgraded. New CO
Burner etc $.200
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
DURON 1300- 12gb HD, 256
Mem, keybrd, mouse, burn-
er, spkrs, Corel Draw 8, ex
Second. $239 (863)763-4376
LAP TOP- Compaq Armada
E500,Wln XP Home Edition,
bVD PlayerCD Burner, dis-
kette $550 (863)946-3769
LAP TOP- Sony, Vaio, exc
cond., Win XP Pro, DVD plyr,
CD burner, many extras
$450 neg (863)946-3769
LAPTOP, 1995 Toshiba
330CDX 64mb ram. $300
BOOK CASE- Custom built for-
mica, w/sliding glass doors.
$100. or best offer.
BOOK SHELF $25 or best of-
'BR SUITE- Ethan Allen, pine, 2
chest w/bookshelf, desk, 3
position bed, bunk, trundle,
twin $395 (863)675-7664
BR SUITE- Wicker, queen size,
headboard, nite stand, chest
CHAIRS (4), Dining or game
table, nice off white fabric,
casters, swivel/tilt w/oak arms
& trim. $100 (863)357-3779
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $650
DINETTE SET, 7 piece, heavy
pine, $400 (863)673-3585
DINING ROOM SET, Entertain-
ment ctr & Living room set,
$650. Will separate.
Oak, 4 x 4. $35
ENTERTAINMENT CTR- Dark
wood, Lighted & lots of
shelves 6.5'x6.5' Like new,
$150. Neg. (863)467-7838
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD,
3/4, antique, with rails, $50.
HEADBOARD, Queen. Nice
shape, light wood in color.
LIVING ROOM SET, 3-piece, 2
Ioveseats & 1 chair. Good
LIVING ROOM SET, Sofa, love
seat & chair, Hunter green and
burgandy striped. $250
MATTRESS, BOX SPRING &
FRAME: King Size. $175 or
best offer. (863)675-6142 .
MATTRESS- King Sie, 525
OFFICE DESK-IKEA Beecn
top. Very modern and beautiful
to look at. $125.
RECLINER COUCH & LOVE-
SEAT- w/coffee table, $450
SECTIONAL SOFA, Multi Col-
bred. $150. (863)946-0749
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Convertible-& 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.
SLEIGH, BED- complete, no
SOFA, 5 ft., fair condition. $25
Table, 6 chairs & China cabi-
TABLE SET, 3-piece w/2
matching lamps. Brand new.
$300 or best offer.
;(863)983-7510 '. .. .'
12ga, like new, $400
GAZELLE- Tony Little, top of
the line, absolutely brand
new, 6 work out CD's $150
HARD CORE GYM cable sys-
te.m, w/weights, flys,
down/up bars, legs, nice
$300 neg (863)697-2525
HOME GYM- 2 position, Wel-
der Pro 9940 asking $100,
Call Mac (863)675-3889
VENITIAN BLINDS, (5), 29.5"
wide, (2) 60" wide. $25 or will
DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
ENGAGEMENT RING, dia-
mond, 14k, yellow gold,
WATCH, Gold & Sterling Sil-
ver: Ladies: Clips on wrist.
Made by New Mexico Indians.
$200. neg. (863)357-2233
SWING, 2 seat, with cover.
Good condition. $50.
(863)675-6556 after p.m.
BLOOD PRESSURE MONI-
TOR- Digital, Wrist, Brand
new. Never been used.
MEDICAL BED- Remote con-
trol. Mattress included.
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, Like
new. Originally Cost $5500,
Asking $900. (863)675-0122
i Is-- -
BASSWOOD- 3br, 2ba, new
house, freshly painted, pets
CBS, '03, 3/2, on 1 fenced
acre, $1250 mo., no inside
pets, non-smoking environ-
ment, 467-0756 or
CBS 2BR 2BA, W/D, Patio,
Boat Launch, Private Lagoon
on Rim Canal. $1700 mo. +
sec. 1 yr. lease 561-346-4646
FLUTE, with case. Excellent
condition. Paid $600, asking
$200 (863)635-3918 Babson
SNARE DRUM- with stand,
asking $50 (863)675-4098
Smith Corona display dic-
tionary. Like new, $50
BICHON FRISE, Male, born
10/9/05, purebred w/papers.
Up to date on shots & tags.
BLUE EYED WHITE LION
HEAD BUNNY- $40
(863)675-4981 LaBelle area
CHIHUAHUA- male, CKC reg.,
1 yr old, cocoa color, hse
broke $350 (863)634-0517
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, 2
male, 2 female, 8 wks. old,
CHINCHILLA'S 2 males, 2 fe-
males. $300 for all, will sep.
COCKATIELS, 1 male & 1 fe-
male. Good for breeding. $80
will separate. (863)634-8118
DACHSHUND PUPPY, 7 wks.
old. Black &,Tan, Male.
DOG PENS, (2), Large w/gate.
$100 or will separate. Call
Rick (239)410-3784 in La-
ENGLISH SPRINGER SPAN-
IELS blk & white, neutered
male, CHOCOLATE LAB, fe-
male 5 mos old, $100 ea.
POMERANIAN, male, white, 3
yrs. old, $250.
JACK RUSSEL PUPS: Parents
on premises w/papers. $400.
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS
PUPPIES, AKC; $350. each.
MIN-PIN PUPPIES- 8wks old,
CKC reg. & they have Health
(863)763-4052 or 634-8691
POMERANIAN PUPPIES, 1
male & 1 female, purebred.
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
pair, $75 (863)675-4981
WEIMARANERS PUPS: AKC,
Champ. lines. All shots. Mom
on site. Conscientious Breed-
er. $700. (772)778-6849
MRE's: Meals Ready To Eat
Buying All-Top Dollar Payed
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
Model, Diesel Tractor w/front
end loader. Needed work
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
APPA. GELDING- wh./leopard
spot, 12yo, easy keeper,
good feet, good ground
HORSE TRAILER- Older mod-
el 2 horse. flew liiojr $650.
OLD SORREL GELDING, 2
yrs., very gentle, no bad hab-
its, saddle & bridle broke, all
shots. $1000 (863)673-0065
OLD SORREL MARE, 8 yrs,
very gentle, good for any rider,
trailers well, all vaccinations.
PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand,
Barn & pastured, Not a be-
ginner horse. $1800.
PONY Small Gray mare, 6
yrs old, rides & drives,
WESTERN SHOW SADDLES
(2) black, lots of silver. 15"
seat, & 17" seat $1000 will
34 TON LOG SPLITTER, $600,
TroyBilt Tiller 8hp, $600,
Lesco SS Pro Fertilizer
spreader $200, (.2) Red
Max Trimmers $95 each,
(2) Echo Stick Edgers $75
each, 1 Red Max Back Pack
Blower $200, Black Max 80
gal 220 Air Compressor
25. Miller ac/dc 220 amp
220 V, elec Stick Welder
$200, Triple lawn trailer
! rack 1$50iS63 Ji2 j.1 .i.'? I
GRADER / SNOW BLADE For
Jiohn ODeer Gadril-n Trcior
Good condition 1,100
INT'L HARVESTER CUB CA-
DET #107, w/mower deck,
antique, exc. cond., $595.
KEE- 22", rrip. ilum ae,: .
elect stari Runis p rierirl
$250. (8.,3151;..20 L3-
RIDING MOWER, MURRAY,
42" Cut., 17.5 hp. Only 1 year
old. 6 spd. $700 or best offer.
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
42" cut, Good condition.
Needs a starter. $175.
ROTOVATOR- 6hp, Troy-
Bilt,elec start, runs excellent,
$350 (863)763-9020 or
SNAPPER- 12 HP Rear engine.
Great. shape. $550.
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Okee, 441 &15A area
2BR/2BA, $170 week
plus electric, $600 sec. dep.
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, in Kings
Bay, partially furn apt, $875/
mo $1000 sec dep. for more
info call (863)763-8349 or
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, all
appliances, privacy fence &
patio, $1100 mo + $1100
Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33' x 22", w..aii hardware.
hoses & garbage disposal.
$45. neg (863)763.6216
ABOVE GROUND POOL- 24FT
Round, all equipment includ-
ed, good cond, $200
STEREO SYSTEM, Fisher, 5
disc CD changer, dual
cassette, etc. $300. Call
TV, 19", color, no remote. $25
Zenith System 3 Space Com-
mand, 19", needs remote,
8-15ft LITTLE GIANT A
FRAME LADDER- $800
BISCUIT SYSTEM- Sears
Craftsman, router, 1.5HP,
$50 or best offer
CHAINSAWS (2) & STRING
TRIMMERS (6) Weedeaters.
Need work. $75 for all.
COMMERCIAL BAND SAW,
DRILL PRESS: $150.
GENERATOR Homelite LRX
4500 watt, 8.5 hp, 120/240
volt, 142 hrs. $450
GENERATOR, Coleman, Pow-
er-Mate Maxa 3000, on cart,
will demonstrate. $225
HOBART STICK WELDER-
AC/DC, asking $500
HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
ers & trolley. $600.
MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer
4000, asking $800 or best
Master Slim Jim Kit: Books,
Rods, Shims. Unlock cars,
trucks or imports. New. $300,
Now $100. (863)763-3551
SETTLING TORCH w/oxygen
. hoses, cutting torch & braising
tip, $400. (863)763-9527
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with attachments, 4
HP wet/dry, exc cond $30
TABLE SAW, CRAFTSMAN,10"
w/Extensions & Fence. $95.
TABLE SAWS, (2) Craftsman,
10", w/extensions & extra
blades. $199 for both.
NASCAR RACING WHEEL &
PEDALS- computerized for
Windows 95 or dos. $25 neg
Okeechobee News, Thursday, May 25, 2006 1
CBS 3BR 1BA W/D updt'd
bath, kit. & flrng. Inc City wa-
ter in town. $900 mo. + Sec.
1 yr. lease. 561-346-4646
HOUSE FOR RENT
3bd, 2 baon Canal
$1,300 per mo.
1st, last + sec.
KINGS BAY, 2BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, CBS home, W&D,
1100/mo. + 1st, last & sec.
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Tile Liv. Rm., No HOA. $1295.
mo. Lawrence Associates.
OKEECHOBEE 3BR/2BA, 1
car garage. $1300/month &
$500 deposit. (754)214-4964
Option to sell $21 Ok
Saturday, May 27, 10am-3pm
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, Lg
yard, Avail. 07/01/06. $900.
mo. + Util. 1st & Last mo.
sec. dep. (863)990-3294
RIM CANAL, 2BR/1BA avail.
6/10, Furnished, water view,
dock, pool, tennis, no pets.
$1,100 mo. + 1st, last &
OKEECHOBEE, 12.25 Acres
monthly rent $100/acre. Barn
Ponds, Well water, Fenced.
Call 561-798-1960. Anytime -
NOW LEASING -
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE BUILDING, for sale or
lease, 1600 sq. ft., avail,
now, Call Judy
HOUSE SHARE IN LAKEPORT
2BR/1BA, Single female pref.,
No kids. $561/mo. Util. incl.
Ref. req. 863-946-0371 Okee.
OKEECHOBEE, 3 very nice
sleeping rooms, furnished.
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030 -
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040)
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
OKEE.- Remodeled 2br, 1V/
ba, 2 Story, Fenced patio. Oak
Lake Apartments. $91,900.
CBS, '03, 4BR/2BA, 4.73
acres, upgraded, $375,000.
Call 561-718-7557. Century
21 America's Choice.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/Jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Newly Remodeled 3 BR,
1 BA, Large Lot. Private
CATCH A PIECE
OF THE SKY
Large 4 BR, 2 BA w/Pool
on 1.63 acres. Has Airplane
hanger on air strip.
Florida Properties of
Ft. Pierce, LLC.
Call Shirley @
772-465-6400 or email
FROSTPROOF: 1/ Acre. 2
Bdrm. House @ 36 Murray
Lane. Cash Sale Only.
NEW 3L2/2 in Everglades Es-
tates. Qutty Built. Screen
Porch. Sprinklers, Alarm Sys.,
Central Vac. Granite Kitchen.
Gas or Electric. $249,000.
2-story on 1.25 acre high &
dry Viking lot. Fenced, never
lived in. All appliances, central
a/c. $155,000 (863)824-2603
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA, CBS
home, quiet residential area,
new appliances, heatl/ac, roof
& vinyl fence. Professionally
system, 2 fountains, Florida
room, 2 sheds & carport.
By appointment only.
AIR PARK, 50K Under Market.
1 ac 2 hangers 4000' run
way $159K 561-756-4586
EXCELLENT LOTS FOR SALE
Buildable @ Good prices.
Okeechobee & Sebring Area.
Marrero Real Estate, Lic.
OKEE., Corner lot, 1 ac. +,
Cleared, Septic & Well.
Ready to build. $85,000.
12 jdloiningl in Okeecnonee
Park 532 500 for boin
Moble Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Moble Homes Sale 2020
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR!2BA,
No pets. 1 year lease required.
$650/mo. + $1200 sec.
PARK MODEL 40 Ft., Full Bath
& Kitch, New carpet. Adult
Park. $440 mo. incd. elec./wa-
LaBelle, '80, 24x56, 3br, 2ba
In Great shape. New Kit.
cabinets & floor.$10,000
Cam i /RVe 3010
Jet k .., 3015
Marine Accessoriei 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
i Spodt VehlIles/ATVs 3035
AIR BOAT- asking price
$6000, 13' fiberglass laser
hull, polymer bottom, 220
GPU, all 6 jugs, shop rebuilt,
BOAT, Aluminum, 13 Ft.
w/oars. Great shape! No trail-
er. $300 or best offer.
(863)697-8507 after 6pm.
CANOE & TRAILER, Great
CAROLINA SKIFF- '01, 17',
Excellent cond. Includes trailer,
70hp Suzuki 4 stroke motor.
$5900 neg. 863-634-2342
FISHING BOAT, 14 Ft., Fiber-
glass, Swivel seats, 9.9 Mari-
ner eng. on galv. trailer. $1500
or best offer. (863)763-3551
JAVELIN- 17', 150 hp Mercury
motor. Trailer included.
$4500. or best offer.
PROJECT BOAT, Mustang 24'
with metal cradle it sits on.
Need to move, it's in the way.
$500 neg. (863)612-9233
Sea Ox, 20', c/c, fish finder,
175 Suzuki, w/trlr., good
cond., $5700 or best offer.
Seville Searay, '86, 20', cutty
cabin, am/fm/cd, 17hp
TRAVEL TRAILER, 1977 28',
no a/c, fair condition, $650.
WINNEBAGO JOURNEY DL 36
Ft., 2001, Diesel, Freight liner
chassis, 6 spd.,. Aiiison trans,
2 slideouls. Loaded, Garage
kept 24,500 mis. $105,000
5TH WHEEL PLATE- for pick-
up truck, $125
SEA-DOO BOMADIER, Runs
great, new trailer. $1000.
YAMAHA WAVE RAIDER '96,
1100 CC w/trailer & cover
AIRBOAT GRASS RAKE, fits
round nose fiberglass:hull,
(Combee, big 0, etc.), $25.
BOAT TRAILER, Double axle
with title.$200 (239)410-3784
BMW K75 RT '92- 70K miles,
paid,$3500 asking $2500 firm
(863)634-9620 Okee area
HARLEY DAVIDSON '84- BLK,
exc cond, must sell $5800
SUZUKI 85L '04- 10hrs, like
new, $2000 (863)634-0856
SUZUKI 3-WHEELER, 1983,
w/reverse. Runs great. $550
WOODS JEEP, 4wd, auto.,
runs good. $1500
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I Pb ic Notice
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) or permit have been received for projects) In Okeechobee County:
MH Funding Group LLC (Lamartin Acres) 2873 Executive Park Drive, Ste 200A,
Weston, FL 33331,-has submitted Application 060413-3 for an Environmental Re-
source Permit for 191.5 acres of resmdenal lands. The water will be discharged
to Lake Okeechobee and the project Is located In Sections 2,29, Township 37
South, Range 35 East ,
Callaway Land & Cattle Company (Saddle Creek Residential Development) PO Box
370, Okeechobee FL 34973, has submitted Application 060420-10 for modifica-
ton of Surface Water Management Permit 47-00060-S for 700.73 acres of resi-
dential lands. The water will hbe discharged to Fish Slough and the project Is
located in Sections 15,22, Township 34 South, Range 34 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writing to the South Florida Water Management ODistrict, Attn: Environ-
mental Resource Regulation, PO Box24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680,
but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
reviewing the staff report.
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Care 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
ACURA LEGEND '92, 3.21, V6,
5. speed, 4 door, needs some
work, $2500 or best offer.
CHEVY CAVALIER, '96 Auto-
matic, V6, 2.4L, 2dr, green,
CD, a/c, $1250. Call
CHRY. NEW YORKER-'87-
good on'gas, clean, must be
seen!! 3602 SE 23rd Ave
FLEETWOOD '92- 2dr, SW edi-
lion, new starter/headliner.
Runs, LOOKS great. $2000.
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $300. Call
LINCOLN TOWNCAR'01, mint
condition, loaded, only 26k,
white in color. $12,800 (under
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS,
'86, cold a/c, good transpor-
tation, can be seen at JJ Au-
to, $700. (863)946-3570
NEONS '96- (2) $800 FOR
OLDS INTRIGUE GLS- '2000,
Low mi, Leather, Loaded. All
power, Prem. wheels,. Spoil-
er $9000. (863)697-2906
PONTIAC SE 1988,' Orignal
owner. Full power, A/C, $2500
or best offer. (863)697-8507
after 6 pm. '
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/Truck. Please call
CHEVY HJ FLEETLINE SPE-
CIAL, 1950, 216.5 6 cyl., 2
dr. sedan, 3 spd. column,
$10,000 neg (863)467-6725
FORD F350 DUMP TRUCK,
'80, $2500 or best offer.
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
FORD BRONCO, '94, 4x4,
blue, exc. cond., $3300.
FORD PU '82, 4x4, 1 ton sus-
pension, big block 460, w/4
speed trans. 10" lift kit, 44"
swampers, fiberglass tilt hood,
456 gears, with lockers front &
rear. Roll cage, stereo system
with amp, all professionally
built. Asking $12,500
SWAMP BUGGY, 2.5 ton run-
ning gear, 302 Ford VB, twin
transfer cases, well built en-
gine, runs good. $12,500
SWAMP BUGGY, Custom
built, small block 350 Chevy,
350 turbo trans., new railings,
7 new seats, real safe.
CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt' & charger
BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $100
o0 best offer (863)763-6747
BUGGY PARTS, 4spd. trans.,
new 121/2 ft. step-in frame &
4 tres with rims, 38x12.5x15.
$1000 neg. (863)673-1501
MIRRORS: Set, Stock, Electric
w/defrost. For 2004 Dodge
Truck. $100. (772)201-5689
PONTIAC STRAIGHT 8 FLAT-
HEAD, engine & transmis-
sion, $1200. (863)467-4328
RIMS For S-10 truck, 18" x
7 1/2", brand new, never on
truck, asking $700.
STEP BARS Tube type.for ex-
tended.cab for truck, Summit
#1ey-23-1430 $100.' Call
Thfrd Seat, brand new, for '99
Ford Expedition, $200.
TIRES (5) 17", Michelln,
Heavy Duty, for Dodge 2004,
8 lug. wheels. Less than 20K.
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $500
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass,
fits 2001-03 F150 Super
Crew. Asking $450 neg.
VOLVO GLE 740 '85- body
good, engine needs wiring,
parts only $300 firm
CHEVY 3500 1990, 1 Ton,
Crew Cab, 8 Ft. Utility. Bed,
new paint & clean. $4750.
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CONCRETE SIDEWALKS & PADS (Parks & Recreation Dept)
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Okeechobee County will receive proposals at the County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd
Street, Room 106, Okeechobee, Florlda 34972 until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9,
2006 to have a qualified, licensed concrete contractor Install, according to County
codes, concrete sidewalks and pads at several sites around the County.
Interested firms shall submit a completed quote sheet (supplied) in a sealed enve-
lope abeadno the name and address of the Proposer andae words RFP "CO
CRETE SIDEWALKS & PADS" by the time and date shown above. Proposals
received after the time and date specified will not be considered
The County will provide all parties with relevant Information Including a list of sties,
scope of services, drawings and a quote sheet. Proposal packages may be
picked up at the old County Courthouse, Room 106. t will be the responsibility of
the successful Proposer to obtain all required permits for the project. Inquiries or
requests for additional Information should be directed to Darrell Efnger, Parks &
Recreation Director at 863-763-6950.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation
or deliver of proposals, reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to
waive technical errors and intormalities, and to accept the proposal which, In its
judgment, best serves the public Interest Okeechobee County Is an Equal Oppor-
JohnW. Abey, St. Chairman
Boarof County uommssioners
Sharon Robertson,Clerk .Okeechobee County, Florida
137278 ON 5/25/06
NOTICE OF CORRECTION
The South Florida Water Management hereby gives notice of correction to the loca-
tion of the public hearing on the adoption of the proposed amendments to Rules
40E-1.021, 40E-1.5095, 40D-1.511, 40E-1.603,40E-1.6058, 40E-1.6065,
40E-1.61 05, 40E-1.6107, 40E-1.615, 40E-4.021, 40E-4.091, 40E-4.101,
40E-4.321, 40E-4.381, 40E-61.020, 40E-61.031, 40E-61.042, 40E-61.321,
40E-61.381, 40E-400.211, 40E-400.475, F.A.C., to incorporate provisions to al-
low noticing, delivery and receipt of documents through electronic media. The
correct location of the hearing on the adoption of the above-referenced rule
amendments Is: BROWARD COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER; 1950 Eisenhower
Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316. The time and date of the hearing, June 14,
2006, beginning at 9:00 a.m., remainsthe same.
If more information Is needed, please contact Ronda Wise, South Florida Water
Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 3341 6-4680, tele-
phone 1-800-432-2045, ext 6500 or 561-682-6500 (Internet:
firstname.lastname@example.org). For procedural questions, please contact Jan Sluth, Parale-
gal, South Florida Water Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach,
FL 33416-4680, telephone 1-800-432-2045, ext 6299, or 561-682-6299
135915 ON/CGS 5/25/06
NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF COUNTY EASEMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a regular meeting of the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Okeechobee County, Flonda, on the 11th day of May, 2006, a Resolu-
tion was adopted pursuant to Sections 336.09 and 336.10, Florida Statutes,
whereby the County of Okeechobee vacated, closed, abandoned, renounced and
disclaimed all rights of the county and the public In a county right-of-way further
described as follows:
That portion of the NW 1 st Street (f/ia Orange Street) right-of-way between and ad-
oining Blocks 55 and 56, all of the alley right-of-way in Block 55 and all of the al-
ley right-of-way in Block 56, all In Okeechobee Park subdivision according to the
plat thereof recorded In Plat Book 1, Page 35, public records of Okeechobee
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk ,
Board of County Commissioners
136965 ON 5/25/06 \
DODGE, '78 WD, runs & looks
mreat, air, needs minor work,
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spd., 4 cyl., 7K org. mis. Good
tires. Just needs a little TLC.
FORD F150 1979, 4x4, Brand
new 35" tires, 4 spd. trans.,
351 engine. Runs great $2500
FORD F150 '94, Bedliner, tool-
box, new tires, tow package.
Runs great, very clean. $4500
or best offer. (863)885-2445
FORD F150 '97- V8, new mo-
tor/trans, 7" lift, 35" tires,
step bars, lights, brush
guard, chip, exhaust, rear
springs, sound system, tool
box, tinted. Great condition
FORD F150 XLT, '89, 2wd,
new tires, clutch, great
FORD F150 XLT '91- runs &
looks good, new tires &
brakes, AC, tool box, long
bed, $2500 (863)467-7838
FORD F250 '86, 454 engine
only 3 years old. A/C & cd.
Great work truck, good condi-
tion. $3000 (863)357-3313 .
FORD F250, '86, runs great,
new tires, a/c, $1400.
FORD F250 '91, With Reading
utility bed. Rebuilt motor, as is.
$3500 neg. (863)674-0416
FORD RANGER XLP 88, 5sp,
runs & looks good, $1700.
TOYOTA '88, 4X4, Flat bed, 4
cyl., 5 spd., good work or play
truck. 57k. $950 neg.
TOYOTA PU '88- 4X4, 5 SPD
with air, $.2500
TRUCK BED- '95, F350, Dual
wheel. Excellent shape.
$500. or best offer.
FORD BRONCO, '93, engine
trouble, $800 as is.
JEEP '95, 4 cyl., 5 speed. 8"
lift kit, custom bumpers. 8,000
pound wench, tow bar,
38.5x12.5 swamper buggers,
488 gears. This Jeep will go
anywhere. Asking $7500
DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 14W7,
4FT sides. lailgale rampi, e,.-
tra heavy duly, elec Drakes
EQUIPMENT TRAILER 20'-
ramps, tool box, goose neck,
2 axles $2200 or best offer
SINGLE AXLE TRLR- with a 9'
x 7' flat bed truck body on it,
hand winch, 2 5/16 ball.
$700 neg (863)697-9704
TANDEM AXLE TRAILER, 16',
rear let down ramp, front tool
TRAILER, For motorcycle or 4
wheeler, lowrider. $300
CHEVY VAN' 87- cold air, new
tires, $790 (863)673-0782
I Pbic Notice
aI Pulc o ice
BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
May 16, 2006
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida. Sealed bids will be received until
2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, June 15, 2006 and will be opened
and publicly read aloud In the Multl Purpose Conference Room. Bidders may ob-
tain preliminary bid results at htt'//wwwdot state fl us/cc-adml rn Click on "Let-
ting Results" and D1.
ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY DOWNLOADING A FAX ORDER FORM AND FAXING
IT TO 863) 534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
WWW DOT STATE FL US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICT1.
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra-
tor, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, or PO Box 1249, Bartow,
Florida 33831, Phone: (863)519-2559. Checks should be made payable to the
State of Florida Department ofTransportation. No refund will be made.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS & PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals willnot be
Issued after 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, June 14 2006. Plan
holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on Friday, June 9,2006.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F52) COUNTY CHARLOTTE: (DS FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT
ND 420578-1-52-01 Improvements consist of widening, signing nd pavement
marking on State Road 35 (US17) from a point of Shell Creek Court northerly
0.075 miles to a point north of Shell Creek Court. (Approx 60 Calendar Days).
(Flexible Start Time 100 days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Alan Autry,
(863) 519-2228 alan autrvedot state fl us BUDGET AMOUNT $ 172,806.00.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F63-RO) COUNTY Okeechobee: (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PRO-
JECT NO 420906-1-72-01 Work consists of Roadside Mowing and Litter Remov-
al. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Gary Burnett,
(863) 386-6104 paryburnett(dot state fl.us BUDGET AMOUNT $160,000.00.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F64-RO) COUNTY Sarasota and Manatee: (D FUNDS): FINAN-
CIAL PROJECT NO 414925-1-72-01 & 414926-1-72-01 Work consists of Edging
and Sweeping on the Primary System. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PRO-
JECT MANAGER: Art Hall (941)359-7312
arthurhalkldot state fl BUDGET AMOUNT $235,000.00.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F65-RO) COUNTY Glades and Hendry: (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL
PROJECT NO 414901-1-72-01 & 414902-1-72-01 Work consists of Maintaining
State Highway Lighting System. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT
MANAGER: John Anderson, (863) 674-4027 john andersonidot state fl us
BUDGET AMOUNT $40,000.00.
Cheryl L Sanchious
District Contracts Administrator
135464 ON/CGS 5/25;6/1/06
NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF COUNTY EASEMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a regular meeting of the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Okeechobee County, Florida, on the 11th day of May, 2006, a Resolu-
tion was adopted pursuant to Sections 336.09 and 336.10, Florida Statutes,
whereby the County of Okeechabee vacated, closed, abandoned, renounced and
disclaimed all rights of the county and the public in a county right-of-way further
described as follows:
All ,.,I Jr,' ill,: n Ii l 1- ,hl. A i.hii,,:,: f.ot i. J,] : :, 3j'::''rlirig |'
fhr, e l. r Ih .' ,'- u'Ot l' j 1 I J .l: 1 [ll Lri.,tr
I. 'Ui rv I itJ
"r.u'i,', Ryou-,'T:,,, LCirS ,
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DODGE CARAVAN '95- ece ii-
leni Conliil0 n, 4 1500,
DODGE CARGO VAN- '92, 3/4
ton, White, Runs well.
$1200. 561-798-1960 or
FORD AEROSTAR '94- needs
rocker panels, $1500
Ford Hightop'Van, '89, V8,
sofa bed, tow pkg., 178k
miles, $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
Son Wednesday the 5th day of June
2006 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant
to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage. Year, Make, Model
& Vin's as follows:
1993 Light Blue Pontiac Trans Sport
1986 Blue Chevrolet Astro
1984 Maroon Plymouth Voyager
1987 Blue Jeep Comanche
1993 Green Ford Explorer
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
f3 981 ON5/25/06
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEEChOBEE COuNTY, FLORIDA
File I, a20Ou66CP-0 6
DIANA LEE BOGGS,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DIANE
LEE BOGGS, deceased, File Number
2006-CP-066, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 304 Northwest Second Street,
Room 101, Okeechobee, FL 34972.
The name and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
-OR 30'DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
All other creditors of the decent and other
. persons having claims or demands
against the decedents estate, includ-
ing unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF'THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OFTHIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILE
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDEN'FS DATE OF DEATH IS
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is May 25th, 2006.
Jack Lee Boggs ak/aJackie Lee Boggs
5398 S.E. 67th Avenue
Lot 15 Block 16
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Attorney for Personal Representative:
WALLACE B. McCALL, PA.
1001 North U.S. Highway One
Telephone: (561 746-7073
By: Wallace B.McCall
Fla. Bar #157086
137096 ON 5/25;6/1/06
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
Day Care offers free program
A Child's World Day Care, 703 S.W. Sixth St., will offer a free sum-
mer voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) program from May 29 until Aug.
11, from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Limited spaces are available. To reg-
ister your child you will need a birth certificate, Social Security number
and proof of Florida registry. This program is for children who turned 4
years of age before Sept. 1, 2005, and have not already participated in
the VPK program this year. For information, contact Malissa or Sharon
at (863) 763-5453.
Church's pre-school is expanding
Peace Lutheran Pre-School, 750 N.W. 23 Lane, has expanded their
services to include kindergarten for the next school year. Registration
is limited to 15 students who will be age 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2006.
You can register by calling (863) 763-7566, or at the church. Parents
must furnish birth certificates, shot records and health certificate for
students. The deadline for registration is May 31.
Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping with
the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year, which is
Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer survivor or would
like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie Mullins at (863)
634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.
Salvation Army offers financial help
If you are in a financial bind due to a crisis, call the Salvation Army -
Okeechobee Service Unit office at (863) 763-6020 and leave your
name and phone number. Calls are returned Monday through Friday.
Help is available for referrals, rent, electric, water or sewer, prescrip-
tions and other necessities of life. Appointments are on the first four
Thursday of each month, from 1:30 until 4p.m.
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
a continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7 until 8
p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity to "pur-
chase" items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not be held during
the month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part
of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To
become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (863) 610-
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on
the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until. 1 p.m. The mobile
unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the
fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of
August may be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood
types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications
and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations
can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.
Real Life continuing yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will continue having
yard sales throughout the month of May on Thursdays and Fridays only.
Sale times are 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The yard sales help support activities
for the children. Usable donations are always accepted, but must be
delivered to the Ranch.
Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the EAHEAP
program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over. Call Kim
Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.
Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their residence,
The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot Shearwa-
ter boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki outboard and an
aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at Eli's West-
ern Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appli-
ance, Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Plantation and Hospice of
Okeechobee. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Drawing will be held on
July 4. For information, call Theresa Davis at (863) 467-2321.
Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are now available at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, con-
tact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the
fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.
Church changes its name
Parrott Avenue Christian Church is now known as the Westside
Christian Church of Okeechobee, and is located at 8082 S.R. 70 W. The
minister is Richard Barker and the Associate Minister is Willard
Delaney. Sunday services begin at 10 a.m., while Sunday Bible School
starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday night prayer meetings begin at 6 p.m. A
nursery is provided. For information, call (863) 467-2278.
Groups planning Halloween celebration
Okeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Department, Okee-
chobee Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council
and the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, are organizing an alter-
native to door-to-door Trick-or-Treating. If your group or organization
would like to be a part of this community-wide Halloween alternative
to be held downtown in the park areas please e-mail Toni Doyle, pro-
motions director for Okeechobee Main Street Inc., at
email@example.com. Please provide a contact
name and phone number. If you are interested in making a monetary
or prize donation, please call (863) 634-9491.
Class of '87 plans 20th reunion\
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please
send information via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to
expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games,
card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact
Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come
down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.
Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829;
Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Mari-
on Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.
14 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, May 25, 2006
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