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Friday, May 26, 2006
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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.
OMS closes year
OMS is proud to announce
that Mrs. Magi Cable, eighth
grade science, teacher, has
been chosen as one of two
Florida Outstanding Biology
Teachers for 2006. Mrs. Cable
and Sarah Whitcomb of Man-
darin High School' in Jack-
sonville will be presented with
a pair of binoculars and a
microscope at the National
Association of Biology Teach-
ers Convention in. Albu-
querque, New Mexico in Octo-
ber. They will also both be
recognized at the Florida Asso-
ciation of Science Teachers'
State Conference in Gainesville
that same month. Congratula-
tions, Mrs. Cable!
OMS eighth graders Jackie
Jones and Lisa Fole% will be
representing OMS on the OHS
Flag Line next fall. Congratula-*
Life jackets key
to boating safety
It's too hot! It doesn't look
cool. I know how to swim.
Nothing is going to happen to
me. These are just some of the
many reasons people claim
that they do not wear their life
jackets. But with approxi-
mately 700 people drowning
each year from recreational
boating accidents, it is impera-
tive to wear a life jacket at all
times while you are on the
Source: Florida Division
Local Burn Ban: None
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
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These three Seminoles, descendants of chiefs, were on hand for the press conference
marking the purchase of the site of the Battle of Okeechobee by the stale. They are, left
to right, Moses Jumper, Kevin. Osceola and Moses Osceola.
Battle of Okeechobee site preserved
By Pete Gawda
Seminole tribal officials in col-
orful traditional dress joined, city,
county and state officials as well
as members of the Okeechobee
Historical Society and the Daugh-
ters of the American Revolution
under a tent in Treasure Island on
Thursday, May 25, to celebrate
the preservation of history.
The occasion was a press
conference marking the pur-
chase of the site of the Battle of
Okeechobee by the state.
On Christmas Day, 1837,
Colonel Zackary Taylor with reg-
ular troops and Missouri Volun-
teers engaged a band of Semi-
noles on the edge of what is now
the neighborhood of Treasure
Colonel Taylor and his troops
had their camp in the area of
Brindaban Forest while the Semi-
noles were situated on the ridge
between Nubbin Slough and
Taylor Creek. A sawgrass marsh
separated the opposing forces.
When the American troops
attempted to cross the marsh,
they were fired upon by Semi-
noles in the trees along the ridge.
There was no clear-cut win-
ner. Both sides withdrew with
the American forces experienc-
ing more casualties than the
Shawn Henderson, left, of Friends of Okeechobee Battle-
field and State Representative Richard Machek, right,
were instrumental in the state purchase of the site of the
Battle of Okeechobee. They took part in a news confer-
ence on Thursday, May 25 to commemorate the purchase.
In 1939, the Daughters of the
American Revolution erected a
monument to commemorate
"What a great day it is here in
Okeechobee County, said Repre-
sentative Richard Machek.
"It's been a long time com-
ing," he said, noting that if the
See Site Page 2
By Loma Jablonski
Lake Okeechobee is the sec-
ond largest freshwater lake in the
United States. It is a 730-square-
mile, 467,200-acre water won-
derland. Unlike many northern
lakes, Lake Okeechobee draws
anglers and boaters year round.
It is known for its natural beauty,
abundance of wildlife and good
fishing. As the population of
Okeechobee grows, more and
more people will be taking to the
With this week (May 20-26)
being designated as National
Safe Boating Week, boaters
should take the time to check
By Audrey Blackwell
The first order of business
Tuesday, May 23 for members
of the City of Okeechobee plan-
ning boards dealt with house-
keeping items. They voted to
begin meeting under one agen-
da, changed their meeting day
and time, and elected officers
for a two-year term.
In the future, the boards will
meet as the "Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment
and Appeals" on the third
Thursday of the month begin-
ning with the July 20 meeting,
which changed from the fourth
The checklist should include:
Navigation lights: Naviga-
tion lights should work properly.
Operating a boat at night without
proper working navigation lights
is illegal, and extremely danger-
ous. If you have not used your
boat in the last two or three
months, charge your battery
overnight with a good battery
charger. If your battery is over 3
years old, you should consider
replacing theballerv Do not buy
an automotive batter) or the
"cheapest" battery available. For
those with trolling motors, con-
sider installing a second battery
See Safety-Page 2
Tuesday of the month. The
meetings will be at 6 p.m.
rather than the current time of
6:30 p.m. The June meeting
will be Tuesday, June 27.
During board elections, they
voted to keep William Ledferd
as chairperson and Dawn
Hoover as vice-chairperson.
Moving on, the board met
as the Board of Adjustment
(BOA) and tabled a request for
a variance for an off-premise
sign to be erected within 300
feet from a residential district,
to exceed the maximum 442.5
square feet of signage, and to
See Planners Page 2
Programs help local students
By D. Hamilton
Several members of the Com-
munity Collaborative Council
(CCC) gave brief presentations of
the educations grants for the
coming 2006-2007 school year at
Tuesday's CCC meeting.
Lonnie Kirsch gave members
of the council details of grants
used to benefit students in the
areas of careers and technical
education. She explained that
the 'Entitlement Grants,' are
grants which are guaranteed but
with the stipulation that the dis-
trict must explain how the funds
will be spent within guidelines.
Mrs. Kirsch also stated that a
working budget must be created
for the funding.
Another grant outlined by
Mrs. Kirsch was the Reading First
Grant. She told council members
that the grant is, "a strong aca-
demic piece of No Child Left
Behind." She stated that Reading
First Grants are competitive with
only designated schools being
eligible to apply for the grant. The
eligibility is based on reading test
scores from previous years.
Director of Exceptional Stu-
dent Education, Catherine Blair
told CCC members that three
grants will be written for the
upcoming school year. She said
that the funds come to the school
board through Federal dollars
that 'flow-through' to the state
and then on to each district. Mrs.
Blair stated that the amount of
funding received is based on
number of Exceptional Student
Education (ESE) students
enrolled on Dec. 1, 1998 in the
age group of 0-21, excluding gift-
ed students. She said that a spe-
cial grant is received for children
ages 3-5 with an additional dis-
cretionary grant for use with
teachers, parents and staff mem-
bers. She said that the amount
designated for that funding is
based on the number of teachers
and a set amount based on pop-
ulation for use with parents.
Mrs. Blair went on to say that
the state has been using the
same figures for the grant fund-
ing as were used with the 1998
figure of 1,228, while the current
number of eligible ESE students
stands at 2,220.
Barbara James presented the
Title II Teacher and Principal
Training and Recruiting Grants
explaining that the grants are
designed to provide training to
enable teachers to understand
and use data and assessments to
improve classroom practice and
student learning. She also stated
that the funds are to be used to
aid in school improvement; to
provide training to involve par-
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Community Collaborative Council members, Lonnie Kirsch and
Shared Services Facilitator, Sharon Vinson show off recent
publications for parents and children at Tuesday's meeting.
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in your boat.
Fuel filters: Fuel filters should
be changed (if installed) at least
every year, and be sure to use fresh
fuel. There should be no fuel line or
bulb leaks. Check the connector
between the tank and the motor,
and make sure the fuel line and
primer bulb is not dry-rotted or
. cracked. A leaking fuel line is a fire
hazard. It is extremely dangerous
and should be replaced.
Always start with fresh fuel
and fresh oil. Do not use a fuel mix
that has been in the fuel tank for
over three or four months. If you
have an oil injection system, make
sure the oil tank is full, and make
sure there are no leaks.
Check the propeller cotter pin
and lock on the lower unit shaft.
Check to be sure that the propeller.
blades are not bent, cracked or
uneven. Lower units should be
serviced at least once year accord-
ing to the manufacturer's instruc-
Make sure you have a proper-
sized anchor and line for your boat
The best anchor to use is one with
"vanes", or metal wedges that
allow the anchor to grab the bot-
tom. You should have at least 60-80
feet of anchor line, well secured to
Don't overlook your boat trail-
er. Make sure its tires are not worn
or dry-rotted, properly inflated and
the right size for the trailer and
weight of the boat Make sure the
boat winch strap is tight, and not
frayed or twisted. You should have a
safety chain hook for the boat, safe-
ty chains for your vehicle hitch and
a hitch safety pin. Check to be sure
that your trailer wiring connector
and lights are working. If you devel-
op a problem with your trailer lights
while hauling your boat, use your
emergency flashers to return
All boaters must have U.S.
Coast Guard approved life vests or
personal flotation devices for every
passenger on their boats. Check to
be sure the devices are in good con-
dition and fit properly. Have a flare
kit, spotlight, air horn and basic
tools. Another relatively inexpen-
sive safety item to have is a small
battery-operated strobe light. These
strobes make it very easy for a res-
cue unit to locate a disabled bbater
A cellular phone can be the
key to a fast rescue if you become
disabled. Make sure the phone is
fully charged before you leave the
dock. Carry a plug-in 12 volt cell
phone charger or a spare cell
phone batterywith you.
*All boaters should have an up-
to-date map of the lake. A water
resistant or plastic-coated map is
very important. These maps are
available at virtually every marina,
boat dealer fishing supply store and
local gas stations. Consider pur-
chasing a marine band radio.
Marine radios allow you to monitor
the weather and can be the key to
getting back safely to the boat ramp
before sever weather prevents your
.* Every boater should be famil-
iar with marker buoys and channel
marker panels. If you are not famil-
iar with the marker system, you
should contact the U.S. Coast
Guard or Coast Guard Auxiliary for
Many boaters -take coolers
filled with ice and beverages on the
trip. Consider taking drinking water.
Drinking beer instead of water can
lead to serious dehydration. Drink-
ing alcoholic beverages while oper-
ating a boat is extremely danger-
ous, and if a disabled boater is
found to be intoxicated, the boat
may be towed and impounded at
their expense, and they may face
criminal charges for boating under
Many boaters wear eye glass-
es or contact lenses. If you lose your
glasses, you may not be able to
safely navigate your boat. We rec-
ommend that if you are the "boat
captain", you have a spare set of
glasses or contact lenses with you.
Before you drive away from
the boat ramp, make sure your
engine is operating properly. Check
the water pump vent hole for a
steady stream of water coming
from the vent tube. If you do not see
the stream of water, you should
immediately turn the motor off and
determine where the problem is
located. As often as not, a piece of
debris is blocking the tube and can
be easily removed.
Check the weather before you
leave home. Let someone know
where you are going to launch, the
general area you will be and when
you intend to return. When you do
return, make sure that you let them
know you are back. If you have no
one to advise about your plans, call
the OCSO Marine Rescue and Dive
Unit at (863) 357-1600, and let them
know. Let the unit know the type
and color of your boat, where you
are going, occupants, emergency
contact numbers and any "on-
board" cell phone numbers.
There are certain pieces of
equipment that are required by law
for boats 26 feet and under. These
pieces of equipment are a wear-
able life preserver for every person
on the boat; a throwable ring or
other flotation device; flares or
other visual aids; a horn, whistle or
other sounding device and a fire
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Commission (FWC) is the primary
law enforcement agency on Lake
Okeechobee. They are responsible
for boating safety. They do the
resource-oriented policing of the
lake and routinely inspect boats on
the lake to make sure the required
safety equipment is on board.
When they come across a boat
without the required equipment,
they can write a warning or possi-
bly issue a citation, depending on
The FWC has a boat on Lake
Okeechobee 24 hours a day, seven
days week and are on the water to
assist boaters who run into trouble.
Their policies do not allow them to
routinely tow in disabled boats.
They will take a boater in, but they
will leave the boat unless it is in a
navigable waterway and poses a
danger to other boaters. If that is the
case, they have the option to tow it
out of the way and tie it off until the
owner can get someone out there
to help. Getting the boat in is the
responsibility of the owner.
FWC works closely with other
area law enforcement agencies
around the lake. But, when a
boater runs into trouble, they
should call 9-1-1, which is why it is a
good idea to have a cell phone.
The Search and Rescue unit of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) works closely with
the FWC, but like the FWC, they
have a policy against towing dis-
abled boats in off the lake. They,
unlike the FWC, do not have boats
on the lake all the time. They are
housed at a facility at Okee-Tantie
Park. The people who work with
Search and Rescue are volunteers
who are non-law enforcement offi-
cers. They contribute as much time
as their employers and families per-
mit. These volunteers do no use
their personal boats for rescue/tow-
ing operations because of the liabil-
There are several boat towing
services available around the lake
that will tow a boat into dock
including Chester Rome at Gar-
rard's Bait and Tackle-(863)763-
3416 or (863) 610-0440; Tiger
Marine Service at (863) 673-1460 in
Clewiston and Tow Boat at (772)
286-8123 in Palm Beach County.
But these services are not cheap. In
the long run it is a lot safer and less
expensive to take the proper pre-
cautions before venturing out on
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property had not been preserved,
houses would have eventually
been built on the battleground.
"These 145 acres is just the
beginning, he pledged.
Most of the other speakers paid
tribute to Mr. Machek for his part in
securing the purchase of the site.
Numerous other people who
helped were also mentioned.
"The commission stands ready
to help in whatever way we can,"
said Okeechobee County Commis-
sion Chairman John Abney.
"We're preserving a part of our.
history," said City of Okeechobee
Mayor Jim Kirk. Thinking of his
own grandchildren, he asked how
you could explain it to a child if the
property was not preserved.
The mayor noted that while
other countries preserve their his-
tory, we sometimes fail:to do so.
He said he took real pride that this
battlefield would be preserved for
"What we are doing here is
right," the mayor said.
City of Okeechobee Council-
man Dowling Watford noted that it
was appropriate that this press
conference was held dose to
Memorial Day. He observed that
many warriors on both sides gave
their last measure.
"Today we are all Americans,"
Mr. Watford went to Tallahassee
and met with the governor's cabi-
net when they voted on the land
purchase. He said that all around
the room were portraits of Semi-
nole Chiefs. T' .
"Their spirits were happy," he
"Not too many times in our life-
times we are involved in some-
thing that will live forever," he
Mitchell Cypress, chairman of
the Seminole Tribal of Florida,
spoke of the teamwork involved in
the site purchase. He stated that
the battlefield would be education-
al for area youth.
Noting the diversity of cultures
in America he said, "Today we
Moses Osceola, president of the
Seminole Thibe of Florida, said the
project was a long time coming.
He said he is thrilled to know it will
finally become a reality.
He said that at first he wasn't;
aware of his tribe's history.
He said it took Shawn Hender-
son of Friends of the Okeechobee
Battlefield, to get him interested in
his tribe's history. He said his moth-
er claims that he is descended from
the Seminole Chief Osceola.
"Today we fight our battles
together," he added.
Bill Steele, historical preserva-
tion officer for the tribe, was
dressed in the uniform of the Mis-
souri Volunteers who fought in the
battle. He said his outfit was testi-
mony as to how far he would go to
keep from wearing a suit.
He told of the research what
went into locating the site of the
The first theory on the battle site
was advanced by Peter Raulerson
who settled in this area in 1893.
Part of the confusion in locating
the battlefield, Mr. Steele said, was
that at the time of the battle, Lake
Okeechobee was not on the offi-
cial maps of Florida.
He noted that it was a Seminole
who made the first map of the inte-
rior of Florida. He displayed repro-
ductions of two drawings of the
time that were used to help locate
He also displayed a reproduc-
tion of a hand written account of
the battle that was made. by
Archaeologist Bob Carr first
came to the site in 1974 as a gradu-
ate student. He was responsible in
getting the site registered with the
State of Florida as a historic site. It
was later placed on the National
Register of Historical places and
declared a national landmark.
However, up until now, he noted
that it was one of few national land-
marks not publicly accessible.
He noted that the battlefield
purchase would not only create a
sense of place put a place to bring
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ents in their child's education;
address reading needs of students;
provide training so that teachers
can integrate technology into class-
room curricula and instruction to
improve teaching, learning and
promote technology literacy.
Other areas of discussion dur-
ing the meeting included:
Mrs. Kirsch unveiled the first
issue of "Big Lake Reflections,"
which is an anthology of art works,
stories and poems produced by
students in Okeechobee School
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allow a second ground sign to be
permitted in the front yard with
the height exceeding the 30 foot
maximum height requirement.
The applicant was Richard Pritch-
ett, III; property owners are Janet
and Rohit Dave.
A permit had been issued and
construction begun at 1020 N.W.
Park St., but in October 2005, a
notice was issued to stop the con-
struction for the above infrac-
The BOA tabled the item and
will consider it as a special excep-
tion in the future, which has dif-
District. She told those in atten-
danrce at the meeting that each
child who entered a submission to
the book would receive a copy at
no charge. Copies of the anthology
will be on sale for $5 each.
Sharon Vinson said the Sum-
mer Activity Guide, just produced
and distributed to every child with-
in the school system, will help keep
kids safe and active during summer
months. The 24-page guide is filled
with listings of summer activities
and summer camps.
Mrs. Vinson also mentioned
that enrollment in the 'HealthyKids'
insurance program continues to
have low numbers of participants.
She reminded other agency repre-
ferent requirements than a vari-
When meeting as the Land
Planning Agency, the board
tabled two small scale future land
use map amendments that were
scheduled for public hearing.
They tabled an application
submitted by Jeff Sumner and
Ken Treadwell on behalf of prop-
erty owner Frank Altobello to
change the land use designation
for land shown as the Railroad
Grounds, located between South-
west Second and Sixth Streets,
from single family to multifamily.
The board tabled the applica-
tion submitted by Steve Dobbs on
behalf of InSite Development
Group to change the land use des-
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sentatives at the meeting that any-
one with questions regarding
enrollment in the program can
contact her at (863) 462-5000 ext.
Back to school supplies for very
needy children in the school district
are being collected through the
month of July. The collected sup-
plies will be taken to 'My Aunt's
House Closet' for distribution by
Mike Davis of Communities in
Schools announced the Summer
Camnp program. He told council
members that only 60 spots will be
available for children from age 6
through 12 years. The camp will be
held at New Endeavor High School
ignation for property located
between Northwest 12th and 13th
Streets and Northwest Fifth and
Jim LaRue, city planning con-
sultant, discussed amending the
conservation element of the com-
prehensive plan to include pro-
posed best management prac-
tices that touch on improving the
water quality of Taylor Creek. He
also discussed amending the cap-
ital improvement element of the
comprehensive plan and handed
board members a five-year capital
improvements program summa-
ry for all departments.
The planning board did not
address one item, tabled two
items, and took action on one
item during a public hearing for
They did not take action on a
rezoning request to change one
parcel of property north of East
North Park Street (S.R. 70 E.) from
residential mobile home to heavy
commercial and another parcel
from holding to heavy commer-
and registration will begin on Mon-
An election of next year's Com-
munity Collaborative Council
Chairperson selected Mike Davis as
the Chairperson-elect. Mr. Davis
will succeed Pat O'Connor who
will serve as Chairperson for the
council meetings for next year.
No meeting of the Community
Collaborative Council will be held
for the month of June due to sum-
mer vacation. The next meeting
will be held on Tuesday, July 25 at
10 a.m. in the board room of the
Okeechobee District School Board
Office on Southwest Second
cial. The applicant was Craig
Hackl on behalf of owner H20
Holdings, LLC. The item is being
worked through the city council
for a large scale future land use
map amendment before rezoning
can be considered.
The board tabled a rezoning
petition for vacant property
known as the Railroad Grounds,
located between Southwest Sec-
ond and Sixth Streets, to rezone
from single family to multifamily.
They also tabled the petition from
Steve Dobbs to rezone from sin-
gle family to residential multifami-
ly property located between
Southwest Second and Sixth
Board members approved a
rezoning petition to rezone lots 17
through 18 of block 15, located in
the 100 block of Northeast 12th
Street, from holding to heavy
commercial as requested by
Muhammad and Shahnaz
Nooruddin. The item will go on to
the city council with the board's
In a story published on May 25, 2006, it was stated that Devin
Maxwell abstained from voting on a large-scale amendment
requested by Thomas Close of CBC Corporation because his office
was near the site. He abstained because his office will do title
research and closing on the property. We apologize for any incon-
venience the error may cause.
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Survey will help with stormwater plan
OKEECHOBEE The City of Okeechobee and Okeechobee
County are jointly involved in preparing a stormwater master plan to
deal with the overall drainage situation in the county, and they need
Residents are being asked to fill out a simple six-question form
describing drainage problems with which they are familiar. Addition-
al 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.
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
owners located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which is
the target district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are urged
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of con-
cern 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
Commissioners is compiling a collection of material, including busi-
ness cards, to be placed in a time capsule in front of the new Okee-
chobee 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, Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 106 N.W. Second St., Okeechobee, Fla.
34974; or, take them to Vicki Smith in the county administrator's
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The Okeechobee News, Friday, May 26, 2006
OMS closes school year with celebrations for teachers and students
OMS is proud to announce
that Mrs. Magi Cable, eighth
grade science teacher, has been
chosen as one of two Florida
Outstanding Biology Teachers
for 2006. Mrs. Cable and Sarah
Whitcomb of Mandarin High
School in Jacksonville will be
presented with a pair
of binoculars and a
Association of 1-
ers Convention in Albuquerque,
New Mexico in October. They
will also both be recognized at
the Florida Association of Sci-
ence Teachers' State Conference
in Gainesville that same month.
Congratulations, Mrs. Cable!
OMS eighth graders Jackie
Jones and Lisa Foley will be rep-
resenting OMS on the OHS Flag
Line next fall. Congratulations,
On Thursday, May 18, OMS
students gathered in the gym for
an end-of-the-year celebration of
the school's Positive Behavior
Support Program. Students
enjoyed musical interludes from
a student band comprised of
Jonathan Lara, Steven Kayda,
Sam Baggett,, Cody Mohr, and
eighth grade algebra teacher Mr.
Jay Adler. Drawings for prizes
and privileges took up the rest of
the assembly, as students cashed
in their hard-earned Spears. The
first contest was to see which
teacher had collected the most
Spear votes to get them the privi-
lege of kissing a pig. After several
minutes of live counting by Mrs.
Leko and Mrs. Kamphuis, Ms.
Stepp was declared the winner
of the high pig-kissing honor. Mr.
Trimble, the OMS ag teacher,
said that the pig had escaped,
however, and brought in a calf to
take its place. Before allowing
Ms. Stepp to kiss the calf, Mr.
Trimble announced that he had
better check with the calf's
mama first, and they brought in
the cow. Ms. Stepp was a good
sport and gave each a smooch,
much to the delight of the stu-
dents. Soon after, student names
were drawn for the privilege of
putting a pie in theface,of one of
the staff members. Billy Foley
won the chance to pie Mrs.
Theresa Forde. Carly Enfinger
pied Mrs. Michelle Branrham,'
Robert Stafford pied Mr. Danny
Mullins, and Camren Fraser pied
Mr. Bob Walsh,
We had many winners in the
prize drawings. Winning a
boxed set of the first five hard-
cover Harry Potter books, donat-
ed by Mrs. Michelle Branham
was Kim Young. Allyson
Matthews took home a bracelet
donated by the Cowboys and
Indians Trading Post. Chad
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, nation-
al origin, sex, age or. disability
and there will be no discrimina-
tion in the course of the meal
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.
For students that are not reg-
istered for summer school activi-
ties, interested parents may reg-
ister 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
S7:30 a.m. until 4;p.m.
Parents for non-registered
students will be required to pro-
vide transportation to and from
the school site and will be
required to stay with their chil-
Sdren during the meal.
SQuestions may be directed to
the Okeechobee County School
,Food Service office at (863) 462-
SAny person who believes he
,or she has been discriminated
:against in any USDA related
activity should write or call
:immediately to USDA, Director
:Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Inde-
pendence Avenue, S.W., Wash-
ington, D.C., 20250-9410; or call
,(800) 795-3272(voice) or (202)
The USDA is an equal oppor-
tunity provider and employer.
Carly Enfinger gets a little back from pie-ing Mrs. Branham.
Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Congratulations, OMS Students of the Week from May 111 In the front row from left to right
are: Audrea Ford, Maranda Serrano, Amanda Rumbaugh and Kyle Triplett. In the back row
are: Sarah Murrow, Anastasiya Medvedeva, Walter Piscatelli, and Josh Goforth.
Courtney Wilson takes away the top prize, a new surfboard
from Spunky's Surf Shop.
Whidden won a skimboard
donated by Spunky's Surf Shop.
Andrea Stark won a T-shirt
donated by Cowgirl Diva. Tony
Bowers took home an Element
Skateboard provided by Maxi-
.mum Tanning. Angel Lee won a
Powell skateboard donated by-
Spunky's Surf ,Shop. Franklin
Metcalf, Jess Wolff, Chance Mur-
phy, Mauricio Lemos, Erik Velez,
-and Emma Marshall each won a.
tee shirt provided by Spunky's
Surf Shop and a coupon for one
free item off the McDonald's dol-
lar menu donated by McDon-
ald's. Joceline Berrera, Megan
McNabb, Ana Baza, Carma
Rowlett, Brenda Aguirre, Lind-
sey \\illiamrrs, Ciara Parrish,.
Sarah Hawthorne, and Ciarra
McCullough rnade lovely choic-
es from the Girls Grab Bag draw-
ing. Prizes in that drawing
included a manicure donated by
Mechelle Eatmon at House of
Hair Design, a pedicure also
from Mrs. Eatmon, a Mary Kay
Cosmetics makeup bag and
goodies donated by Mrs. Julia
Murchison, two bracelets hand-
made by Ms. Kelly Stepp, a $20
gift certificate donated by Spring
Garden Restaurant, six movie
passes donated by the Brahman
Theater, a gift certificate for a
haircut and style from Brandi at
Main Street Salon, and a gift cer-
tificate for a haircut and style
from Carolyn's Coiffures. The
grand finale drawing drew lots of
excitement, and Courtney Wil-
son was chosen to win a new
surfboard from Spunky's Surf
OMS would like to extend
their gratitude to each of these
businesses for their support of
the PBS program, as well as to
the following businesses for their
assistance as well: Tomsun,
Winn Dixie, RJ Gators, Beef
O'Brady's, Stardust Lanes, Ali's
Arcade, and Josco Food Mart.
Congratulations to the OMS
*Hershey Track Meet team, who
competed on May 19.against
other track teams from our area.
In the 13 and 14 year-old girls age
group, Carleigh Alderman fin-
ished first in the 100 Meter Dash,
with Serena Bohn finishing sec-
ond. Kelsey Hammack finished
first in the 200 Meter Dash. The
relay team of Carleigh Alderman,.
Serena Bohn, Kelsey Hammack,
and Jaisa Sinclair finished first in
the 4x100 Meter Relay. Jaisa Sin-
clair placed second in the 800
Meter Run. In the 13 and 14 year-
old boys division, Roger Taylor
Students of the Week from May 18 enjoy some sunshine. In the front row from left to right
are: Jessica Wackier, Carissa Tyson, Samantha Magee, and Tony Bowers. In the back row
from left to right are: Jonathan Sills, Amanda Moore, and Kevin Cook.
finished first in the 100 Meter
Dash, and Altice Crowell finished
second. The ,4x100 Meter Relay
team of TaDarrell Smith, Frankie
DeCarlo, Gabriel Esquivel, and
Ryan Lott finished second.
Gilberto Orozco placed first in
the 800 Meter Run, and Lionel
'Jones finished second in the
1600 Meter Run. In the Softball
Throw, Colby Frank finished first,
and Ryan Lott finished second.
Adrian Valdez finished second in
the Standing Long Jump. Each of
these first and second place fin-
ishes qualified the athletes for
the regional competition later
this summer. Other results for
the day in the 11 and 12 year old
girls' 'age 'group: Jessyca
Williams placed fourth inthe-100
Meter Dash. The relam team of
Cavel Campbell, Lindsey
Williams, Taylor Davis, and
Jessyca Williams placed fourthin
the 4x100 Meter Relay. Taylor
Davis finished sixth in the 200
Meter Dash. In the 11 and 12
year-old boys age group, the
4x100 relay team of Jonathan
Sarra, Dustin Rucks, Brandon
Brock, and Andres Sanchez fin-
ished fifth. Andres Sanchez fin-
ished sixth in the 100 Meter Dash.
In the 13 and 14 year old girls'
age group, Serena Bohn placed
fifth in the girls Softball Throw;
and Jaisa Sinclair finished third in
, the Standing Long Jump. In:the
13 and 14 year old boys division,
Colby Frank placed fourth in the
100 Meter Dash, Adrian Valdez
finished third in the 200 Meter
Dash, and Eric Aguirre placed
fifth. Adrian Tagle finished third
in the 1600 Meter Run and the
Standing Long Jump, and
Caycee Fitzwater finished fourth
in the Softball Throw.
OMS presented over 500
awards at its Awards Night on
May 18. Congratulations to all the
students receiving awards for a
job well done this year.
Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Students of the week
Here are our Everglades Elementary Students of the Week for the week of May 22. The staff
and administration congratulate and thank these students for giving their best. In kinder-
garten, students awarded included: Yasmine Cabrera, Colton Rhoden and Ricky Courson.
From the first grade, Meagan Clay, Lisette Yanez, Desiree Cook, Ramon Alvarez, Rian Haaka
and Carolyn Major were selected. Second graders chosen as students of the week included:
Daniel Diaz,- Kristen Dryden, Kendall Baker, Melisa Velasquez and Lony Castaneda. Third
grade students, Rachel Hawthorne, Raul Garcia, Jessica Maya, Julia Weldon and Dakota
Bond were awarded. Fourth grade students, Kaylee Tumoszwicz and Yogesh Utam were cho-
sen as well as fifth grade students, Austin Berglund and Victoria Parks. Congratulations to
our many outstanding students.
Marion Stanley Newton (Stan)
age 62, a resident of Lakeport
since 1998, died Wednesday, May
24, 2006. He was born June 29,
1944, in Fort Myers, and was an
He is survived by his wife, Sally
Rider Newton of Lakeport; his
sons, Gary (Jennifer) Homes-
Newton, Kevin (Amanda) Zarrel-
la, and Jeffrey (Yabel) Zarrella, all
of Lakeport; his daughters, Ronni-
ca (Rob) Stanley of Nashville,
Tenn. and Lainne (Kyle) Kitter-
man of Lakeport. Mr. Newton is
also survived by his grandchil-
dren, Julia, 18, Jocelyn, 13, Ariel,
12, Jordon, 7, Chelsey, 11, Taylor
7, Aaron, 7, Legacy, 5, James, 4
months, and one on the way. In
addition, he is survived by three
brothers and two sisters.
The family will receive friends
from noon until 1 p.m. on Mon-
day, June 5, at Maple Grove Bap-
tist Church, 120 E. S.R. 78 N.E. in
Lakeport. Memorial services will
follow at 1 p.m. Pastor Scott
Garvin will officiate.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
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CODE ENFORCEMENT: This is about the mess on Parrott Avenue. It
was cleaned up but now it's back on the sidewalk again. It doesn't look
like the fire lanes are open. I go by there six or seven times a week. I
thought he was supposed to keep everything behind the fence and it was
supposed to be monitored. What the heck is going on with the code
enforcement office? Evidently the property owner has everything going
his way, operating again with impunity with all the court trial and expense
spent on the investigations, and I just want to know when something is
going to be done?
LETTER APPRECIATED: I would like to say in regards to Mr. Hucher-
son's letter, I thought it was wonderful letter and right to the point. And to
the person that wrote in with the sarcastic remark if he was a native Indian
or Native American, yes, I am a native. I am a native of Florida. I am a
native of this country. I was born here, and if you people don't like the
rules and regulations of this country, leave. That's another freedom we
have. We are free to come and go as we please. So please take advantage
ILLEGAL: In response to the person that responded to Mr. Hucherson's
letter. What do you not understand about illegal? It means breaking the
law. Mr. Hucherson has every right to be here. He is an American citizen. If
you are an American citizen or here legally with a green card, then yes you
belong here too. I am an American citizen, born and raised in the U.S.A.,
as were my parents and grandparents. My ancestors helped build this
great country, even though they came here from other countries, they
came here legally. That's the difference. As for who would work in the
fields, those jobs were done by Americans. The teenagers used to do
those jobs in the summer when school was out as well as adults. There
was atimewheh the schoolyear was scheduled around the planting time.
I'm sure that a lot of folks remember that. Don't think for one minute that
Americans are lazy. We are not lazy. The employer's illegal immigrants are
cheating the legal too, by cheating them out of future benefits. The
employers should be assisting them to become legal, instead of helping
them break the law. The employers who are hiring illegals are also break-
ing the law. When I was visiting Mexico City, legally, there were armed sol-
diers lining the street even at the shrine of the Lady Guadalupe. Do you
think one minute that I could stay there illegally? The answer is no. I had to
have my passport and papers in order. That's allwe are asking. Come here
legally and respect our laws and learn to speak English. Do those things
and you will be welcomed here.
GATORS: This is in reference to the recentalligator attacks. I watched
in dismay as a professional with theme e and Fresh Water Commission
told viewers not to panic, because there have only been a few fatal alliga-
tor attacks in the last 40 years. Where there have only been a few serial
killers in the last 40 years should we have not stopped them? After all, they
are doing what comes natural to them. Most of those (few) fatal attacks
have happened in the last five years. When you go into Florida waterways
you will see hundreds of thousands of alligators. So many that in some
areas they are laying on top of each other. They are starving. Since the
Game and Fresh Water Commission started a lottery for alligator hunting
permits, they have made it easy for the animal activist to buy the permits
and then not use them, thus making it where only a few actual hunters are
able to hunt these alligators. Florida's economy depends on fishing, swim-
ming, and boating. As far as fishing, I have heard several people complain-
ing because there are no fish in several of the lakes in our area, ,% ell that's
because the alligators are eating them, and when the fish are noloriger
sufficient they come out ofthewater and attack our children, our animals
and anything else they can devour. As far as swimming, that's what we do
in Florida and that's what attracts tons of tourists to our state. Swimming is
fun for the entire family and swimming is free. And lastly we have boating;
the alligator population is so dense there are areas that are dangerous
even in a boat. My husband had two in one week try to climb inside our
boat, Think they are afraid of humans? Think again. When have we ever
stood for a man-eating predator to roam freely in our communities? Wake
up Florida, our economic future depends on it.
Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Satur-
day, June 17, at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The tourna-
ment will get under way at 8 a.m. Tournament format \%ill be a
four-person scramble, make your own team. The entry fee will
include green fees, prizes and a barbecue. Proceeds from the tour-
nament will help defray medical expenses incurred by Mr. Allison.
For information or to enter, call (863) 763-1921, ext. 11. The dead-
line for paid entries is Saturday, June 10.
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not a solution
Well, I have now made three
trips to this dumpster location
and each time it gets worse. On
Sunday, we went to drop trash
only to find the dumpsters were
over flowing with smelly trash,
and hardly anyplace to dump our
two pails. They also do not have
any electric or water so that you
could wash out the pails before
placing them back in your vehi-
It's bad enough placing a
week's worth of smelly garbage
in your van and driving ten miles
with the smell in your vehicle, but
I have figured it cost me approxi-
mately $3 per trip in gas equaling
$144 a year, that's not including
what the county is charging, nor
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discus-
sion meeting at 7 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 invit-
ed. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and
see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
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)
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.,
at the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W 28th St., and leaves for ride at 8
a.m., weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week
or any questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841,
Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W Third St. Itwill 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 meet-
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact
David Fox at (863) 763-3296.
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-
(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 at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.,Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
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 meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For infor-
mation, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m., at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
A.A. meeting meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
AA. meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. This will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 until 8 p.m. For information, call
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
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 interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information,
call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923 for information.
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.
wear and tear on my vehicle, and
the inconvenience and smell. And
now the weather is getting hotter
garbage sitting in pails for four
days or so is going to have mag-
gots. I do not intend to place these
pails in my vehicle. This is unreal.
This is unsanitary conditions all
the way around.
Several people have expressed
the same complaints as I so I
know I am not alone, either they
need to make more dumping sta-
tions or pick up garbage at each
house, as we are paying them for.
A copy of my original letter
was sent to waste management
and they have not responded. I
think that is an acknowledgement
that they are wrong in what they
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
27, 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 1 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 County
Co-operative Extension Service. The topic will be the windstorm
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) 462-1660.
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 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
All donors will receive a $10 Wal-Mart gift 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, May28, 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 luncheon 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 informa-
tion, 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, contact 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 a yard sale on Friday, June
9, and Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be
held at the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue Volunteer House
located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue. All
proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee. All yard sale dona-
tions are accepted at this location.
Peace Lutheran yard sale planned
Thrivent of Peace Lutheran Church will hold a yard sale at 750
N.W. 23 Lane, Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the PLC
Mr. and Miss Firecracker pageant scheduled
The Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Volunteers will sponsor
their annual Mr. and Miss Firecracker beauty pageant on Saturday,
June 17 at the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. We will
have the same coordinators as in the past, Donnie Arnold (863)
634-6464 or Darlene Stokes (863) 763-3430. This contest is open to
Okeechobee residents only. Deadline to'enter will be Sunday June
11 at 5 p.m. Applications can be picked up at Kids Corner/Out-
post, Bridgette Waldau Studio Graphic Design, Carolyn's Coiffures
and the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce.
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 prom-
ises. A nursery will be provided for helpers and those taking part in
the adult class. Dinner will also be provided. For information, call
OTHER AREA NEWS 5
The OkAnchobee News. Friday. May 26, 2006
Corps downplays dike danger
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to the Okeechobee News
BELLE GLADE The fear is real.
The fear is that in the middle of
the night, when an otherwise calm
hush blankets the city, a small
break at the dike will give the water
just the opportunity it needs to rush
first in small patches through holes
in the levee, and then in a disas-
trous flooding event moments
The ghosts of Katrina and the
aftermath it left in New Orleans,
and perhaps closer in the visages of
a far more terrible storm the
Hurricane of 1928 that left thou-
sands of people dead in its wake
almost 80 years ago here in the
Glades continue to haunt locals.
The fear is real, and nobody
seems to contend with that, but the
reality is far different at least,
that's what the Army Corps of Engi-
neers wants everyone to under-
There is presently no imminent
danger to most people in the
Glades, Corps officials say.
According to Steve Duba, the
Army Corps' chief of engineering
based in Jacksonville, should the
dike fail under any circumstances
today, with present water levels
inching farther away from 13 feet
and closer to 12 feet, most areas in
the Glades are safe from harm.
Even in the worst-case scenario
-which would be a complete fail-
ure of the dike and not a partial one
water is likely to flow into the
lake, rather than out of it, Mr. Duba
told an incredulous crowd in Belle
With much of the City of Belle
Glade located at an estimated ele-
vation of 18 feet above sea level,
any water from the lake is highly
unlikely to go against the laws of
gravity and reach higher planes, he
Of course, a study of elevation
levels in the Glades reveals that not
all areas are at 18 feet, and emer-
gency planners now working on,
evacuation plans are concentrating
on identifying the spots most likely
to flood in the event of a dike fail-
There are areas such as South
Bay that are as low as 12 feet, leav-
ing them more prone to the effects
Nevertheless; the danger is.
being blown out of proportion, Mr.
"We need to put thing ifitb per-
spective," Mri.')iba tol the trowd
of people at a meeting in Belle
Glade where evacuation measures
were discussed last week. "Even in
extreme conditions, you wouldn't
get wet," promised the official. "It
would take an extreme act of God
for a hurricane to take the top of
the dike off."
Mr. Duba seemed to take the
position of Col. Robert Carpenter
who earlier this month criticized
the wording of the report, calling
specific terms used in it "sensation-
Mr. Duba, however, did not
want to make light of the evacua-
tion plans that are currently being
prepared. Responding to a citizen
who complained about the corps
not having maintained the dike in
working condition, Mr. Duba said,
"I want you to be concerned, I
don'twantyou to be frightened."
special to me uKeecnoDee 'News/Jose auruaguzu
A crowd of residents listened to emergency planners discussing early details of an evacua-
The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (GCSO), the
Seminole Police Department
(OCPD), the Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
John Pogozelski, 21,
Moore Haven, was arrested May
14 by Deputy Sergeant Don Salo
on charges of assault on a law
enforcement officer, battery on
a law enforcement officer and
resisting arrest with violence.
His bond was set at $11,000.
Cameron Page, 18, Moore
Haven, was arrested May 15 by
Deputy Richard Ermeri on
charges of burglary of a con-
veyance and petit theft. His
bond was set at $3,000.
Curtis Conley, 42, Lake
Placid, was arrested May 16 by
Deputy Sergeant Dewayne
McQuaid on a charge of assault
on a law enforcement officer.
He was released on his own
Michael Conner, 20, Moore
Haven, was arrested May 16 by
Deputy Richard Ermeri on a
charge of aggravated assault.
His bond was set at $2,500.
Courtney Adams, 18,
Clewiston, was arrested May 17
by Deputy Tito Nieves on a
charge of driving under the
influence. Her bond was set at
Sonja Buck, 22, Okee-
chobee, was arrested May 17 by
SPD Detective Bronson on a
charge of child abuse. Her bond
was set at $5,000.
Gerald Smith, 41, Moore
Haven, was arrested May 19 by
Detective Mike Pepitone on
charges of criminal mischief,
burglary and grand theft. His
bond was set at $33,000.
Londa Williams, 24,
Moore Haven, was arrested May
19 by Detective Mike Pepitone
on charges of criminal mischief,
burglary and grand theft. Her
bond was set at $33,000.
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
inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed
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Belle Glade Public Safety Director Ken Holley, lett, listens as me county s director OT
agency Management, Charles Tear, briefs residents on emergency plans.
At the meeting in Belle Glade,
resident Julio Sanchez stood up to
give credit to the Corps'for their
role in containing the lake behind
the earthen wall for close to three-
quarters of a century. An engineer
himself, he thanked them directly
for the lifestyle that the area enjoys.
But, taking a more serious tone,
Mr. Sanchez urged the Corps and
other emergency managers to pro-
vide information that is credible,
not information that will cover
them in the event of the unthink-
The tone of the concerned local
seemed to draw to the forefront the
criticism that FEMA and other
emergency agencies weathered
after Hurricane Katrina, when
blame was placed on the agencies
for failures in the emergency plans.
Mr. Sanchez hoped that the
decision to plan mass evacuations
are made "based on sound engi-
neering" and are not made "to
cover their butts."
"I'm going to rely on the profes-
sionals," Mr. Sanchez said.
The question becomes, are
planners now being too careful?
According to emergency offi-
cials with the county, the Palm
Beach County Board of Commis-
sioners already has said that evacu-
ating the area up to three days in
advance of a storm is an impracti-
cal thing to do. The community
should not have to flee whenever
news of a storm rolling out in the
ocean is made available.
With evacuation plans on the
coast standard, emergency plan-
ners are saying it always pays to be
prepared. At the moment, several
agencies are involved in drawing
up an evacuation plan, the draft of
which will be made available June
The plan centers around help-
ing many of the area's residents
escape danger through the use of a
mass transportation evacuation
plan. At the moment, the South
Florida Fairgrounds is being con-
sidered as a site where those resi-
dents can be sheltered temporarily,
and planners are studying the feasi-
bility of a phased evacuation one
that targets the residents facing the
most danger, those living in lower
elevation zones, and spreading to
"Every agency has a profound
urgency on this issue," said one of
The compendium of issues that
comes with planning for tens of
thousands of people simultane-
ously with a short two-week dead-
line looming was either not present
or not showing during last week's
meeting in front of a packed city
hall chamber in Belle Glade.
Officials answered questions
about transportation for the sick
and elderly, possible meeting
places for evacuees and even
commented on the fact that ani-
mals will be cared for in the event
of a disaster.
Charles Tear, director of Palm
Beach County's Emergency Man-
agement Division, though, urged
residents to prepare themselves.
The county is engaged in the
emergency planning, but it is up
to residents to also get ready, he
said. "I hate to say it, it sounds
bad, but if you're waiting for me
to save you, you're in trouble," he
Mr. Duba cut his comments
short to keep from undermining
the intent of the meeting, which
was to get residents informed on
where evacuation plans are at the
Asked whether he would sleep
easy if his home were located
across the dike when it breached,
Mr. Duba answered, "Yes."
Glades County Round-up
set for June 3
Planning is under way for the
second annual River Rally, spon-
sored by the City of Moore Haven,
Main Street Moore Haven Inc. and
the Christian Motorcycle Associa-
tion. The events are slated for Sat-
urday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. at the historic Tom Perry
Park, Riverside Drive, in Moore
Haven. Following the blessing of
the bikes, enjoy live music, food,
games and door prizes. Door
prizes are sponsored by Ft. Myers
Harley Davidson. For more infor-
mation, call (863) 946-0300.
The First Baptist Church of
Moore Haven will have Vacation
Bible School the week of June 5-
9, Monday-Friday, from 6 p.m. till
9 p.m. All children, from 3 years
old through 6th grade, are invited
to come. Come join in an "Arctic
The MHHS Class of '86 is hav-
ing its 20 year reunion on Home-
coming Weekend this year. Orga-
nizers are inviting the Class of '87
and Class of '88 to join the fun, as
well. Reunion planners are in
need of assistance in locating and
notifying all members of the
above classes. The initial plan is to
have a tailgate type get-together
the night of the Homecoming
Game and, on the following day,
have a BBQ for the family at the
City Park or a similar location.
Anyone interested in assisting
may contact David Lee at dlee-
email@example.com or (863)946-
Lakeport Community Associa-
tion will sponsor a Hurricane Semi-
nar on June 6 at 7 p.m. at the Lake-
port Community Center on Red
Barn Road. Before the seminar,
there will be a spaghetti supper
(free) at 6:30 p.m. for those attend-
ing the seminar. Please make reser-
vations for the supper, so organizers
will know how many people to plan
for. For more information, please
call Jo Randolph at 227-4323.
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6 The Okeechobee News, Friday, May 26,2006
Sweep up Witch's broom
......... A recent newsletter article came
S..... across my desk, along with a curi-
.- -. ous question in my phone message
box. The caller wanted to know
-- -- why her old Oleander bush had
these unusual tufts of growth that
were turning brown. It turns out
that both the article and the call are
concerned with the same condi-
tion: witch's broom.
gnThere are many unusual kinds of
S' -woody stem distortions that are
Oe e w U'. called witches broom. When some-
S- thing causes the growing tip to die
or become distorted, the buds
". l .a below may produce a tight cluster
--ts were fuded- by te Hrof shortened stems. The resulting
rng :"m -e ke o By "cut ,.fr denseoclustert of) twigswgrowing from
e ly a central source looks like it belongs
Sin a witch's lair, not on the branches
Web- s ofr g p i c ofmornamentalplants.
.-- i- j-, ': In many cases it is a disease
S L ~a x z- the lk s t g organism that causes this growth
vi ~. rs a n t distortion. It can not be controlled
p s vh t by chemical fungicides. The best
Submitted to the Okeechobee News treatment is to keep an eye out for
early symptoms, and' prune it out
Keep off the grass according to the steps outlined in
As Lake Okeechobee recedes, the marshy areas around the edge of the lakeOstart to grow today's column.
vegetation, which provides habitat for fish and birds. When the lake levels rise again, this Witch's brooms may be caused
flooded vegetation provides spawning areas for fish. Driving a vehicle too close to the by mites, viruses, fungi, mistletoe,
water's edge tears up the shoreline and destroys this precious habitat insects, or nematodes. Sometimes
the effects are a result of natural
genetic changes, and may be used
to create different looking plants.
On trees, witches brooms are easier
A.to see if there are no leaves present.,
asnButdin the case of our evergreen
*, tebshrubs, infections may go unno-,
ticed until neglect reveals the
.Other Old-world names for-this
afflictiontin are staghead and hex-
enbesen. Several different spellings
of witch broom or witches' broom
.Dhave also been used.
witch's broomsare a result of a fun-
gal infection from Sphaeropsis
tumefaciens. Many plants in Florida
are know to be affected by this dis-
C s uH tle, Ligustrum and even the
n yfu Brazilian Peppertree: On some of
S s these plants the symptoms pro-
duced are a knotty gall rather than
tS the witch's broom effects.
Dealing with infected plants
Prune branches at least 6 inches
below where symptoms are seen.
Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton Look at the cut end of the stem to.
see if any discoloration from the
fungal growth in the wood is,
United Way board members were on hand at a recent donation check presentation to sev- noticed. Prune that branch back
eral local organizations. The checks presented by Frank Irby (far right) of United Way further if this is noticed.
-Charitiesi were funded by the Publix Hurricane Fund. Each of four organizations includ- Prune during dry times, avoid-
ing Tammy Jansen of Okeechobee Boy Scouts Ifront, left) were presented with a check ing periods when rainfall is expect-
for $5,750 to assist In hurricane relief. Others present for the presentation included, (left To prevent infection of unaffected
to right) Jennifer Lassiter, Cheryl Sutton, Cathleen Blair, Sam Smith, Epifanio Juarez and plant parts, dip pruning tools in a
Melody Hodges. disinfectant such as 10% Clorox or
rubbing alcohol before using them
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on another branch or plant.
For commercial landscapers, I'd
suggest that they have a bucket of
bleach handy, with several pairs or
pruners on hand. Make one cut, the
place the pruner in the bucket, and
retrieve another one from the sani-
tizing solution. Bleach needs a good
30 seconds to sanitize the pruner
surface if this disease is to be killed.
Severely infected plants should
be removed and destroyed. No
chemical fungicides are available to
control witches' broom. We don't
know of any oleander cultivars that
have resistance to this disease.,
The newsletter I mentioned
above reports on a study now being
conducted by UF Horticulturalists.
They are trying to determine if holly
cultivars show differences in the
susceptibility to witch's broom.
Early results suggest some differ-
ences, but the study needs to con-
tinue to see if seasonal differences
are part of the infection process.
One interesting result of this
study is that in some cases it only
took four weeks from the time
these plants were purposely inocu-
lated until the disease symptoms
were observed. From the stand-
point of taking care of your land-
scape, the lesson here is that infest-
ed pruning shears can rapidly
spread this disease from on plant to
So if your plants appear to be left
over from last Halloween, be sure
to keep your pruners clean and
look early and often to stay ahead
of this witch's curse.
If you need more information
on witch's broom, please email us
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
us at 863-763-6469. Local residents
can stop by our office at458Hwy 98
North in Okeechobee, and visit our
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fuel prices are impacting not only
the motoring public, but the state's
agriculture industry as well, Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
To help consumers gauge gaso-
line prices around Florida, Bronson
unveiled a web site that will pro-
vide weekly updates on the aver-
age price of regular, mid-grade and
premium gasoline, as well as diesel
fuel, in 20 Florida major metropoli-
tan areas. The web site is located at
"This tool \\ill enable motorists
to see how their area compares
with others around the. state,"
Bronson said. "It will also assist the
public in planning travel for busi-
ness or pleasure." Mr. Bronson said
the state's 44,000 farmers -have
seen fuel prices increase by a
reported 68 cents a gallon in the
past year, adding well in excess of
$100 million to their agricultural
production costs. Growers are
highly dependent on fuel for opera-
tions on their farms, transporting
their crops to market, and to
receive shipments of seeds, plants,
fertilizer and other materials they
need to operate their farms and
ranches. Costs for all of those activ-
ities have increased.
"Our growers, who feed the
world with the 280 commercial
crops they produce, are having a
tough time," Mr. Bronson said.
"We in Florida and throughout the
country have the safest and most
affordable food supply in the
world, and our producers are
doing all that they can to absorb
these increased costs."
. In an effort to ease both Florida
and the nation's dependency on
foreign oil, Bronson is spearhead-
ing an effort to have Florida farm-
ers grow fuel crops to support this
Known as "Farm to Fuel," the
initiative stems from the "25 x '25"
vision, which calls for 25 percent of
the nation's energy needs to be
produced by America's farms,
ranches and forests by the year
"Florida is well positioned to be
a leader in this effort because of
our available farmland and our
mild climate," Bronson said. "The
goal is to reduce the country's
dependency on foreign oil, and at,
the same time to provide alterna-
tive crops that our farmers can
grow to keep our industry viable."
In January, Mr. Bronson held his
first "Farm to Fuel" meeting in Tal-
lahassee attended by about 60 rep-
resentatives of Florida's agriculture
industry, companies interested in
building processing plants to con-
vert crops to fuel and scientists
who have developed processes for
converting crops to ethanol or bio-
diesel. Plans are being made for a
major conference on the subject in
Last week, Governor Jeb Bush
and the Florida Cabinet, which
includes Bronson, adopted a reso-
lution in support of the "25 x '25"
vision, encouraging the production
of renewable energy and fuels by
Florida farms and ranches to help
meet the state and nation's future
At Bronson's urging, the Florida
Legislature, which concluded its
2006 session last week, provided
$5 million this year for grants in
support of bio-energy research and
demonstration projects in addition
to $10 million slated for other
renewable energy technologies.
"We see this initiative as hold-
ing real promise to assist our coun-
try in reducing its dependence on
foreign oil and in giving our grow-
ers alternative crops that may be
the difference in whether or not
they keep their land in agriculture,"
Mr. Bronson said.
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Athletes compete in Hershey local track and field meet
The following are the results
for the local Hershey Track and
Field meet held May 19 at Okee-
chobee High School. Students
from the five elementary schools
and two middle schools compet-
ed for the right to represent their
school in district competition.
The schools participating in the
meet were Central Elementary
(CES); Seminole Elementary
(SEM); North Elementary (NES);
South Elementary (SES); Ever-
glades Elementary (EES); Year-
ling Middle (YMS) and Osceola
Middle (OMS). The top two fin-
ishers from each event are eligi-
ble to compete in the district
meet to be held at Palm Beach
Lakes High School on June 17.
Boys 9 and 10
S years old:
50-Meter Dash: (1) Tristen
Dubois (NES), 8.03; (2) Tyler
Smith (NES), 8.41; (3) Rochelle
Thomas (CES), 8.91; (4) Trent
Davis (EES), 8.93; (5) Mose Bai-
ley (SES), 8.94; and (6) Raul Gar-
cia (EES), 9.03.
100-Meter Dash: (1) Clayton
Norsw\orthy (NES), 16.90; (2)
Otto Ramirez (NES), 17.34; (3)
Kutter Crawford (SES),. 17.71;
(4) Keith Chamberland (EES),
17.72; (5) Miguel Maldonado
(CES), 18.82 and (6) Chase
Amussen (CES), 19.49.
200-Meter Dash: (1) Jose
Leon (CES), 33.2 I1; (2) Saul Rios
(NES), 33.97; (3) Marshall Fralix
(NES), 34.37; (4) Chase Sutton
(SES), 35.65; (5) Markies
McDonald (EES), 36.90 and (6)
Trenton Hickman (SES), 37.30.
400-Meter Dash: (1) Saul Rios
(NES), 1.19.78; (2) Justin Thorpe
(NES), 1.21.44; (3) Chase Sutton
(SES), 1.21.84; (4) Trenton Hick-
man (SES), 1.23.47; (5) Rochelle
Thomas (CES), 1.58.28 and (6)
Hugo Torres (CES), 1.58.62.
4x 100 Meter Relay: (1) North
Marshall Fralix, Tristan
Mavroides and Tristan Dubois,
1.06.21; i21 Central Elemnentar\
Collin Henderson, Jose Leon.
Austin Corsen and John San-
doval, 1.09.34-1; (3) South Ele-
%- mentary-Mose Bailey, Kuiter
Crawford, Kadie Roberts and
Daniel Robles, 1.11 4?: (4i Cen-
tral Elementar Chase
Amussen, Miguel Maldonado,
Hugo Torres and Jay Plant,
1.11.59; (5) North Elementary-
Jake Albert, Damien Castro,
Nicholas Torres and Otto
Ramirez, 1.12.41; (6) Everglades
Elementary-Dimetre Riles, Keith
Chamberland, Jarod Morgan
and Jesus Perez, 1.12.62.
Softball Throw: (1) Mitchell
McCoin (CES), 136 feet; (2)
Anthony Johnson (EES), 127.3;
(3) Kutter Crawford (SES),
122.9; (4) Cody Walker (NES),
117.6; (5) Brandon McKee
(NES), 115.2 and (6) Jonathan
Sandoval (CES), 113.2.
Standing Long Jump: (1)
Trenton Hickman (SES), 5.8; (2)
Damien Castro (NES), 5.5; (3)
Jarion Williams (SEM), 5.5; (4)
Justin Thorpe (NES), 5.4; (5)
Raul Garcia (EES), 5.3 and (6)
Daniel Magvia (EES), 4.11.
Girls 9 and 10
50-Meter Dash: (1) Cheyenne
Nunez (CES), 8.59; (2) Shania
Bays (NES), 9.02; (3) Alexis
McDonald (NES), 9.04; (3) Brit-
tany Milrot (SES), 9.04; (5)
Adaacha Harper (SES), 9.16 and
(6) Julia Wildem (EES), 9.87.
100-Meter Dash: (1) Eunice
Crowell (CES), 18.05; (2)
Dashara Mitchell (EES), 18.59;
(3) Airi Nunez (CES), 18.65; (3)
Cassidy Watford (NES), 18.65;
(5) Ronesia Wingfield (NES),
18.84 and (6) Tabitha Henry
200-Meter Dash: (1) Monesha
Futch (CES), 37.15; (2) Alma
Bucio (SES), 38.12; (3) Jordan
Wilkerson (NES), 38.21; (4) Julia
Weldon (EES), 38.91; (5) Elisa
Maldonado (SES), 39.90 and (6)
Meleah Tate-Ferrell (SES), 41.43.
4 x 100 Meter Relay: (1) Cen-
tral Elementary-Eunice Crowell,
Cheyenne Nunez, Monesha
Futch and Osslemy Gomez,
1.55.50; (2) South Elementary-
Tabitha Henry, C.J. Sheffield,
Adaacha and Elisa Maldonado,
1.56.85; (3) North Elementary-
Nicole Kelly, Alexis Gopher, Jor-
dan Wilkerson and Alexis Hair,
1.58.68; (4) Everglades Elemen-
tary-Dashara Mitchell, Khrystal
Henderson, Demetria Vasquez
and Shelby Pierce, 1.59.16;
1.5) North Elementary-Sadje
Sawka,. Kimberly'Mullin, Pamela
Ridley and Sarah Molina, 1.59,87
and (6) Central Elementary-
Tiffany Bowers, Chelsea Wharn-
er, Kayla Orr and Gloria Suarez,
Softball Throw: (1) Delany
Osceola (SEM), 107.6; (2) Lexi
Ward (NES), 92.8; (3) Alexis
McDonald (NES) 86.7; (4) Brit-
tany Sain (CES), 75.8; (5) C.J.
Sheffield (SES), 69.7 and (6)
Meleah Tate-Ferrell (EES), 67.3.
Standing Long Jump: (1) Jor-
dan Wilkerson (NES), 6.0; (2)
Dishana Mitchell (EES), 5.7 %;
(2) Briana Jones (SES), 5.7 %;
(4) Hannah Bostwick (SES), 5.7;
(5) Sara Molino (NES), 5.5 and
Delany Osceola (SEM), 5.4.
Boys 11 and 12
100-Meter Dash: (1) Cor-
nelius Jarvis (CES), 15.93; (2)
Trey Simmons (NES), 15.96; (3)
Trae Kissam (SES), 16.14; (4)
Michael Lewis (SEM), 16.24; (5)
Rosenelo Navarro (NES), 16.28
and (5) Andres Sanchez (OMS),
200-Meter Dash: (1) Diego
Rodriguez (CES), 30.50; (2)
Algeron Morris (SES.), 32.8; (3)
Jacob Dunner (NESj, 33.63; (4)
Isais Mungarey (YMS), 33.78} (5)
Esteban Rodriguez (SEM), 34.38
and (6) Darrell Blackburn
400-Meter Dash: (1) Alejan-
dro Diaz (North), 1.11.84; (2)
Trae Kissam (SES), 1.13.12; (3)
Richard Sellers (NES), 1.13.31;
(4) D. J. Washington (SES),
1.14.09; (5) Rocky Huddleston
(CES), 1.17.52 and (6) Justin
Gainer (SEM), 1.17.78.
4 x 100-Meter Relay: (1) Cen-
Rodriguez, Adel Elhindi, Cor-
nelius Jarvis and Ben Vuleta,
1.01.72; (2) South Elementary-
Brandon Ball, Algeron Morris,
Stephen Geary and Jack Rade-
baugh, 1.04.88; (3) Central Ele-
mentary-Jacob Lawlis, Victor
Rheda, Mathew Maias and
Isaac Robledo, 1.05.56;(4) Ever-
Navarro, Zachary Stanley, Cesar
Sanchez and James. Stafford,
1.05.58; (5) Osceola Middle-
Jonathan Sara, Dustin Rucks,
Brandon Brock and Andres
Sanchez, 1.05.97'and (6j North
Hathaway, Julio Chaez and Eric
800-Meler Run: (1) Richard
Sellers (NES), 2.54.84; (2) Isais
Mungarey (YMS), 3.00.02; (3)
Erick Garcia (YMS), 3.00.50; (4)
Jack Radebaugh (SES), 3.08.52;
(5) Jacob Lawlis (CES), 3.08.81
and (6) Ben Vuleta (CES),
Softball Throw: (1) Dalton
Murray (SES), 136.10; (2) Christ-
ian Crews (NES), 136.01; (3) Jose
Loredo (SEM), 134.5; (4) Brant-
ley Osceola (NES), 129.3; (5)
David Coleman (CES), 128.4 and
(6) Ryan Hagan (CES), 128.0.
Standing Long Jump: (1) Jose
Loredo (SEM), 7.4 %; (2) Trae
Kissam (SES), 7.2 '/2; (3) D.J.
Washington (SES), 7.1 %; (4)
Jerome Johnson (SEM), 7.0; (5)
Richard Sellers (NES), 6.3 and
(5) Isais Mungarey (YMS), 6.3.
Girls 11 and 12 years old:
100-Meter Dash: (1) Jenna
Kissam (SES), 15.96; (2)
Thaddnesha Roberts (SEM),
16.30; (3) Gilbresha Pickens
(SES), 16.31; (4) Jessyca
Williams (OMS), 16.67; (5)
Shamarah Shanks (CES), 16.88
and (6)- Bliitanv Ball (YMS),
200-Meter Dash: (1) Jenna
Kissam (SES), 21.88; (2) Jaryaca
Baker (SEM), 33.00; (3) Brittany
Ball (YMS), 33.84; (4) Destiny
Johnson (NES), 35.18; (5) Selina
Sanchez (CES), 36.56 and (6)
Taylor Davis (OMS), 36.93.
400-Meter Dash: (1) Gerianna
Johnson (SES), 1.20.24; (2)
Emily Raulerson (YMS), 1.21.78;
(3) Jaryca Baker (SEM), 1.29.59;
(4) Hunter Hair (NES), 1.30.52;
(5) Summer Douglas (CES),
1.30.90 and (6) Luciana Flores
4 x 100-Meter Relay: (1) Cen-
tral Elementary-Brianna Nunez,
Thaddrika Sanders, Cornesha
Jarvis and Jenna Sanchez,
1.04.28; (2) Central Elementary-
Brooke Snyder, Ami. Nunez,
Shamarah Shanks and Di Nunez,
1.06.15; (3) South Elementary-
Christiana Ortiz, Gilbresha Pick-
ens, Stormy Stokes and Alicia
Richards, 1.09.46; (4) Osceola
Middle-Cavel Campbell, Lindsey
Williams, Taylor Davis and Jessy-
ca Williams, 1.10.65; (5) North
bodeau, Ni,:k\ St. Pierre, Lexi
Morgan and Hunter Hair, 1.10.72
and (6) North Elementary-
Lucero Jaimes, Christian Ben-
rietu, Destin\ Johnson and Jessi-
ca Tungeon, 1.12.81.
800-Meter Run: (1) Darian
Potter (OMS), 3.10.90; (2) Hailey
Burkhalter (NES), 3.13.28; (3)
Christiana Ortiz (SES), 3.19.12;
(4) Emily Raulerson (OMS),
3.22.97; (5) Luciana Flores
28.12 and (6) Kailey Hoover
Softball Throw: (1) Erena Bil-
lie (NES), 150.9; (2) Jaryca
Baker (SEM), 131.0; (3) Sarah
Harris (NES), 109.6; (4) Brooke
Snyder (CES), 108.1; (5) Kyler
Baker (SEM), 102.11 and (6) Bri-
anna Nunez (CES), 96.8.
Standing Long Jump: (1)
Cavel Campbell (OMS), 6.10 %;
(2) Lakendra Williams (SEM),
6.6 %; (3) Kayla Smith (SEM),
6.5 .%; (4) Aimee Edwards
(NES), 6.3; (5) Brittany Ball
(YMS), 6.3 and (6) Chana Potter
(NES), 6.2 1/2.
Boys 13 and 14
100-Meter Dash: (1) Roger
Ta.Iloi (OMS), 14.43; (2) Altis
Crowell. (OMS), 14.96; (3) Stuart
Haymand' (YMS), 15.09; (4)
Deforest Shanks (YMS), 15.11;
(5) Colby Frank (OMS), 15.40
and (6) Henry. Linsley (NES'I,
200-Meter Dash: (1) Jake Dav-
enport ,(YMS), 25.72; (2) Bran-
don Mullin (CES), 28.59; (3)
Adrian Valdre (OMS), 29.30; (4)
Josh Johns (YMS), 29.81; (5) Eric
Aguirre (OMS), 30.38 and (6)
Juan Jimenez (EES), 31.62.
4 x 100-Meter Relay: (1) Year-
ling Middle-Jake Davenport,
Deforest Shanks, Aaron Suarez
and Stuart Haymond; (2) Osceo-
la Middle-Tacherel Smith,
Frankie DeCarlo, Gabriel Escav-
iel and Ryan Lott; (3) Everglades
Elementary-Juan Jimenez, Jose
Jimenez, Ricky Mullins and Jalen
Folk and (4) Yearling Middle-
Dustin Houston, Marcos Fonse-
ca, Josh Johns and Diego Fonse-
800-Meter Run: (1) Gilberto
Orozco (OMS), 2.37.40; (2) Mar-
cos Fonseca (YMS), 2.38.00; (3)"
Frankie DeCarlo (OMS), 2.53.56
and (4) Philip Suarez (YMS),
1600-Meter Run: (I) Aaron
Suarez (YMS) 5.29.02; (2j Lionel
Jones (OMS), 5.29.06; (3) Adrian
Tagle (OMS), 5.33.59; (4) Philip
Suarez (YMS), 6.44.52 and (5) Sir
Wiggins (CES), 10.04.81.
Softball Throw: (1) Colby
Frank (OMS), 198.; (2) Ryan Lott
(OMS) 196.10; (3) Jake Daven-
port (YMS) 179.10; (4) Caycee
Fitzwater (OMS), 177.1; (5)
Henry Linsly (NES), 151.3 and
(6) Brandon Mullin (CES) 150.8.
Standing Long Jump: (1)
Diego Fonseca (YMS), 7.11 1/2;
(2) Adrian Valdez (OMS), 7.8; (3)
Adrian Tagle (OMS), 7.6; (4)
Josh Taylor (NES), 6.11; (5) Mar-
cos Fonseca (YMS), 6.10 1/2 and
(6) Michael Russell (SES), 6.8.
Girls 13 and 14
100-Meter Dash: (1) Carleigh
Alderman (OMS), 15.25; (2) Ser-
ena Bohn (OMS), 16.27; (3)
Janezzka Koger (YMS), 16.56;
(4) Elizabeth Yanez (EES), 16.68;
(5) Arismell Carillo (EES), 16.72
and (6) Beatrice Martinez (CES),
200-Meter Dash: (1) Kelsey
Hamrnack (OMS), 30.75; (2)
Calandra Noumans IVYMS), 31.25;
(3) Ka!ia Nelson ISouth 1 32.59;
(4) Arismell Carillo (EES), 33.18;
(5) Allison Chapman (EES),
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ola Middle-Carleigh Alderman,
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and Jaisi Sinclair; (2) Yearling
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Youmans, Vanessa Bowman
and Marty Harrison and (3)
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13 Jaison Sinciaii (OMS), 5.3 4;
(4) Allison Chapman (EES), 5.3;
(5) Elizabeth Yanez, 5.0 and (6)
Vanessa Bowman (YMS'i, 4.10.
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Life jackets key to boating safety
It's too hot! It doesn't look cool.
I know how to swim. Nothing is
going to happen to me. These are
just some of the many reasons
people claim that they do not wear
their life jackets. But with approxi-
mately 700 people drowning each
year from recreational boating
accidents, it is imperative to wear a
life jacket at all times while you are
on the water. Life jackets are no
longer the orange, hot and bulky
vests that are commonly associat-
ed with water safety gear. New
innovations and developments in
life jackets have produced a small-
er, sleeker, and much more com-
fortable version of a life jacket, leav-
ing you with no reason not to
Much like a helmet to a biker or
skate boarder, life jackets are an
essential part of your boating safety
equipment and should be worn at
all times while on the water. In
2004, the 676 recreational boating
fatalities, 90 percent of the victims
were not wearing life jackets. The
new inflatable life jackets or Per-
sonal Flotation Devices (PFDs)
allow the mobility and flexibility
that you need when boating, fish-
ing, paddling or hunting and are
much cooler in the warmer weath-
er. There are many different vari-
eties of inflatable jackets ranging
from those that inflate instantly
when you hit the water to those
that are manually inflated. All are
designed to be more comfortable
and wearable than the traditional
Accidents can happen with
alarming speed anyplace or any-
time you are on the water.
Although many boaters keep life.
jackets on their boat, very' few
choose to wear one. There just
isn't time to grab a life jacket and
put it on properly before you are in
the water. If you are faced with a
strong current or unfavorable
weather conditions, you will not
only have trouble making sure you
are safe and secure in your life jack-
et, but you will be unable to help
your friends, relatives, children or
passengers that have accompanied
you in your boat. Wearing your life
jacket will allow you to be safe in
case of accident and will also allow
you the ability to assist others that
may be in danger.
This year during National Safe
Boating Week, May 20 26, 2006,
and throughout the boating sea-
son, remember to practice safe
and responsible boating, always
wear your life jacket and be alert
and aware while on the water. By
practicing these simple steps you
can save your life as well as the
lives of the people boating with
you. Life jackets are now more
comfortable and lightweight with
many new styles to fit give you the
look you want. Safe boating saves
lives, so throughout the boating
season remember to Boat Smart.
Boat Safe. WEAR IT!
Gator hunters have longer season
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Apple Nunez, a 7-year-old student at Central Elementary
School, took to the court Saturday morning to compete in
a junior tennis tournament at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex tennis courts. Proceeds from the tournament
went to the Okeechobee High School tennis team.
At its February 2006 meeting,
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
approved changes to the
statewide alligator harvest pro-
gram to offer alligator hunters a
longer season and a chance to
buy multiple permits during this
Since 1988, the FWC has
offered these alligator hunts,
which provide a thrilling, hands-
on hunting adventure unlike any
other hunting experience imagi-
Starting this year, the season
-will include 41 additional hunt-
days and will run Aug. 15 to Nov.
Hunters also will be able to
purchase additional permits if
available, but they can purchase
only one permit per transaction.
More than 4,000 alligator harvest
permits will be available on a first-
come, first-served basis.
Sale of these permits begins 10
a.m. (EDT) June 15. Applicants
have their preference of applying
at any county tax collector's
office, license agent (retail outlet
that sells hunting and fishing
licenses), online at
MyFWC.com/license or by calling
toll-free 1-888-HUNT FLORIDA
To purchase a permit, appli-
cants must submit payment for
an alligator trapping license and
two alligator-hide validation tags,
or provide proof of a valid alliga-
tor trapping license (must be valid
through Nov. 1) plus pay the fee
for the two hide validation tags.
No other hunting licenses or per-
mits are required.
The cost for a resident alligator
trapping license and hide valida-
tion tags is $272, and nonresi-
dents pay $1,022. The cost for
additional permits is $62 regard-
less of residency.
An alligator trapping "agent"
license is also available for $52.
This allows the license holder to
assist a trapper in taking alligators
but only when in the presence of
the permitted trapper.
To educate participants on the
rules and regulations of the hunts,
the FWC offers a no-cost, three-
hour training and orientation pro-
gram throughout the state. Alliga-
tor hunters are not required to
attend, but first-time participants
are strongly encouraged to do so.
Courses will be offered in July and
August, and all permit holders
will receive, by mail, packages
listing exact dates and locations of
these training sessions.
For more information on how
to get involved in these exciting
alligator hunts, visit
MyFWC.com/gators and click on
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Tennis tourney helps OHS
Irfan Chaudhary kept a close eye on his opponent Sat-
urday at the Okeechobee Sports Complex tennis courts.
Chaudhary, a 9-year-old student at North Elementary
School, was one of the competitors in the junior, tennis
tourney to benefit the Okeechobee High School tennis
Summer softball organizational meeting set
Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation Department has sched-
uled an organizational meeting for all interested managers, players
and officials. It will take place on Thursday, June 8 at 6 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Civic Center, 1750 Hwy. 98 North. Team fees will be:
men's league-$375; women's league-$300 and co-ed-$300. Team fees
must be paid by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 16 to be included in the league.
Games are scheduled to begin the week of June 26. For information
call (863) 763-6950.
Junior golf program scheduled
Okeechobee Golf and Country Club will offer a junior sports pro-
gram from June 19 through June 23 at their golf course. Sessions will
begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until Noon.
The program is open to beginner and intermediate golfers ages 8-
16. The program will cover basic rules, proper etiquette and funda-
mentals of the golf swing. There will be on-course activities as well as.
a competition on the final day of the program. Applications will be
available beginning Monday, May 27 at'thegolf shop: For'information
regarding theprogram and the fees, contact th Oe Golf and'
Country Club golf shop at (863) 763-6228 and ask for Terry Lanman,
head golf professional and general manager.
Chobee bulls announce sign-ups
The Chobee Bulls football program will hold sign-ups on Thursday,
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 contact Kim Cline at (863) 467-9580 or (863) 447-6063.
O.H.S. hosting volleyball camp
The Okeechobee High School volleyball team is hosting a summer
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 registra-
tion. You may pick up a registration form in the O.H.S. main office or
call Coach May at (863) 634-5836.
Pop Warner grid sign-ups slated
Pop Warner football and cheerleading 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 certificate.
For information, call co-presidents James Shockley at (863) 634-
3482 or Albion Crowell at (863) 697-2576.
Men's softball tourney planned
A men's softball tournament with all tournament proceeds going
to the Okeechobee High School softball program will take place Sat-
urday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4, at the Okeechobee softball com-
plex across from Yearling Middle School.
The cost of this tournament is $300 per team.
The tournament will use ISA rules with unlimited home runs.
IFirst place will pay $600; second place -\ ill pay $400; and, third
place will pay $200. There will be a home rifuderby, atid giveaways
throughout the day.
For information contact Kim Hargraves at (863) 634-6322, or Rob
Lowe at (863) .634-2694.
Oakview Baptist 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 session 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 arid 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 contact 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 www.oakviewbaptist.org.
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, May 26,
through Thursday, June 1, are as
Theatre I -"Over The Hedge"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre II "X-Men 3" (PG-13}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 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 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "The Da Vinci
Code"(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9:30 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,
4:30, 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 fall potential and become avol-
unteer mentor for the President's
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program. It's
a proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local communi-
ties. The mentor meets with the
student one hour per week at
his/her school. Volunteer opportu-
nities are available in Indian River,
Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Founda-
tion at (772) 462-4786.
. Eckerd" Irif~iriive Hal\tval
House, 800 N.E,72nd circlee 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
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
English as second language class-
es, Monday -Wednesday from 9
a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30
p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until
4 p.m.;One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park
St., adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle
School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Monday through Wednesday,
from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second
language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.
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 pro-
vides free screenings on speech
and language, development,
vision, and hearing. For informa-
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CAT, Calico: Long Haired,
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Center St. oil of 710
DOG, Bloodhound. Call to
DOG, Jungle Duce"
with Dade County ID.
DOG- vicinity ol Kings Bay.
Call to identify
MICROPHONE- Found Mon-
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PUPPY, Female, chocolate
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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I Okeechobee NewsJ
The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL or PART TIME
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeechabe News Is An Equal.Opportunity Employer
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
Class A & B CDL Required.
Walpole Feed &
2595 NW 8th Street
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.
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Call Janet Madray, Circulation Manager
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:
HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
Exp. only need apply.
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
For a Busy Child Care Center
resume to 863-467-7560
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:
PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED:Class A
Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs.
Get a quick response to
any Item you maybe sell-
Inn with a classified ad.
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
Sod Truck Driver for hauling
Sod, need CDL License. Ap-
ply. in person at Tap Sod,
9045 NE 48th St.
TIRE SERVICE TECH
Must have good driving record
Excellent benefits & pay.
Will train. 863-634-3536
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED:
Class A CDL. For Wrecker &
Low Boy Semi's. Apply atBMJ
Towing: 419 SW 2nd Ave.
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
Ful Tie 105
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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
P/T ADMIN ASST- Needed to
perform general office duties
to include AR AR, Must be
, flexible, basic computer
knowledge, Peachtree & Ex-
cel a plus, Fax resume &
salary requirements to
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. lurn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
Child Care Needed 410
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
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
fiB~jffia No I
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
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $700.
SHINGLES, (10) bundles 3-
tab. $75 (863)805-0272
TEMPORARY SERVICE POLE,
200 amp service. Cost $700,
used 1 month. Asking $500
BABY BLANKETS, $50 for all
or will separate.
CHILDREN TOYS, 3 boxes,
boys & girls, $30 will sell
PLAYPEN, Eddie Bauer Pack
'n Play w/vibration, bassinet,
changing table & play center.
Like new. $80 (863)763-4271
PROM GOWN, Full length,
baby blue, size 20. Still has
tags on it. Paid $400, will sac-
rifice $175. (863)763-3451
WEDDING GOWN, new, sz. 4,
corset bodice, cathedral
train, halter neck, Dulciana
silk, $500. (863)634-2957
STAMP COLLECTION $30 or
best offer. (863)467-6943
AVON PRODUCT- big box of
older items. $50
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
JEANS: Sears, Mens, 9 pairs,'
36x29 & 36x30. Some new.
$90 for all, will sep.
MICKEY MANTLE: 1st. Home
Run Card, Stand & Plaque.
'$28 will sep. (863)467-1484
COMPAQ PASARIO, Windows
98, Just upgraded. New CD
Burner, etc. $200.
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
LAP TOP- Compaq Armada
E500, Win XP Home Edition,
DVD Player,CDI Burner, dis-
kette $550 (863)946-3769
LAP TOP- Sony, Valo, exc
cond., Win XP Pro, DVD plyr,
CD burner, .many extras
$450 neg (863)946-3769
LAPTOP, 1995 Toshiba
330CDX 64mb ram. $300
Printer 6100 Minolta, Qus,
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
C. w/Sealy Posturepedic
attress. Antique Beige Col-
or. $1000. (863)763-9410
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
BUNK BEDS, Wooden w/built
In desk & set of drawers. Very
good condition. $800.
CHAIRS (4), Dining or game
table, nice off white fabric,
casters, swivel/tilt w/oak arms
& trim. $100 (863)357-3779
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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
loveseats & 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
OFFICE DESK- IKEA Beech
top. Very modern and beautiful
to look at. $125.
SECTIONAL SOFA, Multi Col-
ored. $150. (863)946-0749
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Convertible & 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.
SLEIGH BED- complete, no
Table, 6 chairs & China cabi-
TABLE SET, 3-piece w/2
matching lamps. Brand new.
$30.0 or best offer.
REVOLVER, 357 Magnum, 4
inch barrel. $300
Waltherppk 380 holster
cleaning kit. $375
GAZELLE- Tony Little, top of
the line, absolutely brand
new, 6 work out CD's $150
HARD CORE GYM cable sys-
tem, w/weights, flys,
down/up bars, legs, nice
$300 neg (863)697-2525
HOME GYM- 2 position, Wei-
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 3 p.m.
BLOOD PRESSURE MONI-
TOR- Digital, Wrist, Brand
new. Never been used.
MEDICAL BED- Remote con-
trol. Mattress included.
SCOOTER- Rascal, & Invacare
motorized folding wheelchair.
New bat's., Exc. cond. $1795.
will sep. (856)451-3331
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, Like
new. Originally Cost $5500,
Asking $900. (863)675-0122
WHEELCHAIR, Power, with leg
attachment, foot plate, battery
operated w/plugin. Great cond.
$1200 neg. (863)801-6149
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
CAR HAULER- Hauls up to 4
cars, Needs axles. $700.
FLAT BED TRAILER- Miller,
'71, Tilt deck, Dual.tandems,
Holds up to 18,000 Ibs.
PEANUT WAGON Small,
stainless steel, runs on LP
gas, real money maker,
TEMPORARY 20' POWER
POLE, meter box, braker box,
5th whi. hookup, $250.
WOOD BAR, with stem glass
& wine bottle holders, $100.
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Ete. 560
Drapes, Uinen & PFbriM 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Jewelry ... 635,
,1a Ihem. 650
Musical Instruments 680
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools I Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C- For Travel Trailer, Dual
Therm, '05, 120v, 1 phase,
1500 BTU Used 1/2 yr.
A/C UNITS- 3 ton, Air & heat,
A/C WINDOW UNITS,
1-12,000 BTU's & 1-8,000
BTU's w/remote. Both new
$400. will sep 863-675-8182
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
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.
NIKON MOTOR DRIVE MD4
Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", wall hardware,;hos-
es & garbage disposal. $45.
ABOVE GROUND POOL- 24FT
Round, all equipment includ-
ed, good cond, $200
CROSSBOW, Barnell com-
rrano. $75 (239)246-3549
CAR CD PLAYER. Pioneer
DEH-P47DH, Super Tuner,
:eiaii $300 Sell 200 (in
STEREO,.SY.STEM,. Fisher, 5
dic" 'CD' changer dual
casseiie. ec $300 Ci1I
Zenith System 3 Space Com-
mand, 19", needs remote,
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
Ing them In the classl-
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.
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
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)763-355.1
SETTLING TORCH w/oxygen
hoses, cutting torch & braising
tip, $400. (863)763-9527
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with attachments, 4
HR wet/dry, exc cond $30
(863)675-2596 .. .
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
KITCHEN CABINETS, Used,
uppers & lowers, for garage
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
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must seel $650
COUCH, 8 Ft. w/floral design.
Very nice & cleanly $80.
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
MATTRESS- King Size, $25
FLUTE, with case. Excellent
condition. Paid $600, asking
$200 (863)635-3918 Babson
SNARE DRUM- with stand,
asking $50 (863)675-4098
S'mith Corona display dic-
tionary. Like new, $50
BICHON FRISE, Male, born
10/9/05, purebred w/papers.
U 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
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 l239)410-j784 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
TROPICAL FISH & AFRICAN
CICIHLIDS $2000. Will sep-
YORKIPOO PUPPY, CKC reg.
Adorable, shots & vet
Christmas Trees 745
.Frm Equipment 805
arnn Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer -. -. 835.
Lawn & Garden 850
APPA. GELDING- wh./leopard
spot, 12yo, easy keeper,
good feet, good ground
HORSE TRAILER- Older mod-
el, 2 horse, New floor. $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
$525, Miller ac/dc 220 amp
220 V, elec Stick Welder
$200, Triple lawn trailer
racks $50 (863)234-1230
GRADER / SNOW BLADE, For
John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good condition. New $350,
Now $100. (772)971-9474
INT'L HARVESTER CUB CA-
DET #107, w/mower deck,
antique, exc. cond., $595.
KEE- 22", 5hp, alum deck,
elect start Runs perfect.
$250. (863)517-2077 La-
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
Okee, 441 &115A area
2BR/2BA, $170 week
plus electric, $600 sec. dep.
Rigid Frame Cabin
Building a cabin is probably
the most affordable way to
become the owner of a vaca-
tion home. Here's a do-it-
yourself cabin project that
has been popular for many
years. Economical and
strong, the completed cabin
measures 20 feet by 24 feet
plus a 6-foot-deep covered
deck, but it may easily be
Rigid Frame Cabin plan
(No. 370)... $9.95
3 plans incl. 370
(No. C81)... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle itemss, clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, 15241 Stagg St,
Van Nuys, CA 91405.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Money Back Guarantee
Okeechobee News, Friday, May 26, 2006
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, in Kings
Bay, partially furn apt $875/
meo $1000 sec dep. for more
info call (863)763-8349 or
Okeechobee, Large 1BR in
town, furnished, no pets, $750
1st & sec. + utilities.
OKEECHOBEE NEW 2BR/1BA
& 1BR/1BA for lease, No
pets or smoking. Call
OKEECHOBEE- 2br,.2ba, all
appliances, privacy fence &
patio, $1100 mo + $1100
CBS, '03, 3/2, on 1 fenced:
acre, $1250 mo., no Inside
pets, non-smoking environ-
ment, (863)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
CBS 3BR 1BA W/D updt'd
bath, kit. & tirng. Incl City wa-
ter in town $900 mo + Sec.
S1yr lease. 561-346-4646
HOUSE FOR RENT
3nd, 2 ba on Canal
$1,300 per mo
1St. 1 laSt i+ sec.
Call 863-763-2262 :
KINGS BAY, 2BR/2BA, 1 car
garage. CBS home, W&D
$1100/mo. + isi, lasI & sec.
OKEECHOBEE 3BR/2BA. 1
car garage $1300/montn &
$500 deposit. (754)214-4964
Option to sell $210k
Saturday, May 27, 10am-3pm
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo. 1st & sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, lba, Lg
yard. Avail 07/01!06. $900
mo. + Util Ist & Last mo.
RIM CANAL, 28R/1BA avail.
6/10. Furnisned, water view,
S dock, pool. tennis, no pels.
$1.100 mo. + 1si, lasi &
www ukeeinlo comVenlal
OKEECHOBEE, 12 Acres near
Hwy 441 & 98, monthly rent
$100/acre. Barn Ponds, Well
water. Fenced 561-798-1960
NOW LEASING -
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE BUILDING, for sale or
lease, 1600 so fIt 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.
er/kitchen priv. (863)484-0829
OKEE.- Remodeled 2br. 1',
ba. 2 Story, Fenced pato. Oak
Lake Apartments $91.900.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbi wide on lake. new
metal rool new carpet
ihroughoul, 18tt above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/lacuzzi. boal
house w/liftt, enced rear
yard. tull sprinkler system.
CBS, '03. 4BR/2BA 4 73
acres, upgraded, $375,000.
Call 561-718-7557 Century
21 Amenca's Choice.
Newly Remodeled 3 BR,
SBA, Large Lol Private
CATCH A PIECE
OF THE SKY
Large 4 BR, 2 BA w/Pool
on 1.63acres Has Airplane
hanger on air strip
Florida Properties of
FLt. Pierce, LLC.
Call Shirley @
772-465-6400 or email
FROSTPROOF: "a Acre 2
Borm House @ 36 Murray
Lane. Cash Sale Only.
$42 000. 1863)635-9458
NEW 3/2/2 in Everglades Es-
ates Quality Built. Screen
Porch Spnrinklers. 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
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA, CBS
home, quiet residential area,
new appliances, heat/ac, roof
& vinyl fence. Professionally
system, 2 fountains, Florida
room, 2 sheds & carport.
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const., car-
port, storage shed, $265k.
By appointment only.
EXCELLENT LOTS FOR SALE
Buildable @ Good prices.
Okeechobee & Sebring Area.
Marrero Real Estate, Lic.
12 adloing) n1iOkiecriobee
Park. $32.500 tor bolh
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Hmes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/28A
No pels. 1 year lease required.
$650/mo + $1200 sec.
PARK MODEL 40 FL. Full Balh
& Kitcn, New carper Adull
Park. $540 mo. incd. elec iwa-
ter off Hwy 70. 561-346-4646
RIM CANAL, IBR. $450 mo.
+ $300 sec. (863)824-8718
LaBelle, '80, 24v56, 3br 2ba
in Great snap New Kit
cabiels a lloor.$10,000
Jet Sidle 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Micellaneous 3025
Motor le 330
Spot s nATVa 3035
BOAT, Aluminum, 13 Ft.
w/oars. Greal shape' No trail-
er. $300 or besi oiler
(8631697-8507 alher 6pm
AIR BOAT- asking price
$6000, 13' fiberglass laser
hull, polymer bottom, 220
GPU, all 6 jugs, shop rebuilt,
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.
PRO CRAFT 1984, 17 Ft., 6 In.
w/150 Johnson GT. $2500.
PROJECT BOAT, Mustang 24'
with metal cradle it sits on.
Need to move, its in the way.
$500 neg 1863)612-9233
Sea Ox, 20', c/c, fish finder,
175 Suzuki, w/tflr., 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 Freighi liner
cnassis, 6 spd.,'Allison trans,
2 slideouts, Loaded, Garage
kept. 24,500 mis. $105,000.
5TH WHEEL PLATE- 'or pick-
up truck, $125
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 '86,
Sportster, Bell drive, alot of
chrome, big tank & big seat.
$5000 (772)485-8103' ,
SUZUKI 85L 04- 10rrs tile
new $2000 (863)634.-0856
SUZUKI 3-WHEELER. 1983,
w!reverse Runs great. $550
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
(239) 657-4348. J
CHRY. NEW YORKER- '87-
good on gas, clean, must be
seen!! 3602 SE 23rd Ave
DODGE NEON- '98, 4, new.
tires. Good condition. Runs
FLEETWOOD '92- 2dr, SW
edition, new starter/headliner
Runs, Looks great. $1500.
FORD FOCUS 2001, 4 Door,
Window Tin[ Runs good.
$1000. or best offer.
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
book value), (8631467-0085
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS,
'86, cold a/c, good transpor-
,taion, can be seen at JJ Au-
to. $700 (8631946-3570
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, Original
owner. Full power, NA/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
di sedan, 3 spd column
$10.000 neg (863)467-6725
FORD F350 DUMP TRUCK.
'80, $2500 or Des[ offer.
CHEVY BLAZER- '00- 4x4, AC,
auto, very good cond, $6300
or best offer, can be seen at
E & E Automotive, 3585 N
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
JEEP CHEROKEE 1990, 4x4,
Auto., 6 cyl., Good condi-
tion. Runs good. Cold A/C.
SWAMP BUGGY, 2.5 ton run-
ning gear, 302 Ford V8, 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.
BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $100
or besi offer (863)763-674T
FRONT BUMPER GUARD,
* chrome, w/llght guards for
'98 Chevy Tahoe & more,
$125 neg. (863)675-0705
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.
RIMS, (4) 16" Alutn.,w/covers
lor '99 and up Ford, 8 lug.
STEP BARS Tube type for ex-
lended cab for nuck, Summit
#Iey-23-1430, $100. Call
Third Seat, brand new, for '99
Ford Expedition, $200.
TIRES (5) 17", Michelin,
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
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985. 4
spd. 4 cyl., 7K org. mis. Good
[ires. Just needs a iinle TLC.
FORD F150 1979, 4x4, Brand
new 35" tires, 4 spd. trans.
351 engine. Runs great $2500
IPbic N -o iic
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $900 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.
FORD F150 '94, Bedliner, tool-
box, new tires, tow package.
Runs great, very clean. $4500
or best offer. (863)885-2445
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)357-331.3
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 wenc:h, tow bar,
38 5'.12 5 swimper bugger.
488 gears. Tris Jeep will go
anywhere Ashn g ,7500
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 93
DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 1-,7,.
4FT sides, ltalgate ramp, r,:-
iea neavy duty eleir: vrt4,
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,
iand inri(n, 2 5/16 ball.
$700 rieg (863)697-9704
TANDEM AXLE TRAILER, 16',
rear lei dow n rrip. Iror col
compare imerit $750
TRAILER, For mior,:ycle or 4-
wneeler, towrider $300
CHEVY VAN' 87- (,il air riew
uires. $790 8636i73.-0762
DODGE CARAVAN 95- ei:el
lent cr,riiiicon. 1500
FORD VAN 1500- 1350
DODGE CARGO VAN- '92, 3/4
ton, White, Runs well.
$1200. 561-798-1960 or
FORD AEROSTAR '94- needs
-': l, a r pjrI; ,r $1500
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8,
)1a ri bel, hiw pk.g 1 87'.
mile., 20(100 LiBelile Are.]
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Workforce Employment Opportunilties,
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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 avail-
able 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 \ill be July 23-27, and reduced rates are
available if registered before July I. Call Pam at (863) 634-9280, or the
camp al (863) 453-3627 for information and an application.
Church schedules Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., %%ill 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 \\ill be from age 3 to
adult A class for the deal will also be available. Child care for 2 and
under will be provided for parents attending VBS. A kick-off event is
scheduled for June 17 from until 11:30 a.m. Registration forms maybe
downloaded at www.oakliewbaptist.org, or picked up at the church
office. For information, call (863. 763-1699.
Book discussion group
-" The Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will meet next
Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m. The book to be read and discussed is 'Per-
suasion' by Jane Austen. This will be the last meeting for the season. The
next meeting will be in September. The library is located at 206 S.W. Sec-
ond St. For more information call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Free memory loss screenings offered
The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will offer free mem-
ory 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) 285-6291.
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 (863) 447-1141.,
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 Schol-
arship 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. Tick-
et are $5 each and includes a two-night stay at the Oceanside Holiday
Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each morning; a $50 din-
ner 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
notbe present to win.,
Day Care offers free program
A Child's World Day Care, 703 S.W. Sixth St., will offer a free summer
voluntary pre-kindergarten I(VPK) program from May 29 until Aug. I1, from
7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Limited spaces are available. To register your child
you will need a birth certificate, Social Security number and proof of Florida
regisury. 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.
Headstart Program has free program
The Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River and Okee-
chobee Counties is accepting applications for Head Start and Voluntary
Pre-Kindergarten program. On going recruitment %\ill be held at 1798
N.W\. Ninth Ave. Parents must provide a birth certificate, social security
number, proof of family income, and Florida residency. Call the North-
side Head Start office at t.8631 357-8677 or (863) 357-2242 for an appoint-
ment and additional information.
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 fur-
nish 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 Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two to
three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday through
Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also looking for avol-
unteer to become the director and a board member of The Clothes Clos-
et. The volunteer should communicate well with the public and should
be able to seek support from city and county officials, business execu-
tives and other organizations. Work days and hours are flexible. Call
(863) 634-2306 for information.
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 Tues-
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 edu-
cation/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and
Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W Park St., adult basic
education/GED, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling
Middle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane, English as a second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725
S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee Counth Library at (863) 763-3536.
Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught lour days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30
ACS walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Can-
cer 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 sur-
vivor 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 4 p.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 "purchase" items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not be
held during the month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859;
or, (863) 697-6320.
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)
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. 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. Par-
rott 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 hav-
ing yard sales throughout the month of May on Thursdays and Fri-
days only. Sale times are 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The yard sales help sup-
port activities for the children. Usable donations are always
accepted, but must be delivered to the Ranch.
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and there-
after to consider final reading of the following Ordinance Into law: NO. 950: AN
ORDINANCE CLOSING, VACATING AND ABANDONING THE ALLEYS OR ALLEY-
WAYS AS DESCRIBED HEREIN, WITHIN BLOCK 18, CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND DIRECTING THE CITY CLERK TO RECORD THE ORDI-
NANCE IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
Thie proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim records of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
ahosed City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamlotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
TD 1-800-222-3448 vocee) or 1-888-447-5620 (TY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
137318 ON 5/26/06
INVITATION TO BID
STREET SWEEPING SERVICES
BID NO. PW 04-05-05-06
Sealed bids will be received by the City of Okeechobee, General Services Depart-
ment, 55 S.E. 3rd Avenue, Room 101, Okeechobee, FL 34974, (863) 763-3372
x218, until 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 after which time the bids
.I, .,jimn,,, .i ." ,,., .d ,,, i.i i Bids may not be revoked after bid
Tie work for which this bid consists of is: Street Sweeping Services within the
Commercial area of the City.
A bid packet can be obtained from the General Services Department, during normal
office hours, Monday Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30p.m. except holidays. '
Envelopes should be clearly marked: "Street Sweeping Bid No. PW 04-05-05-06,"
and may be hand delivered or mailed to the address listed above. Facsimile or
*emalled bids will not be accepted.
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By: Donnie Robertson, Public Works Director
137326 ON 5/26/06