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Vol.97 No. 152 keecThursday, Juneobee 50 Pluew s

Vol. 97 No. 152 Thursday, June 1. 2006 50M Plus tax

Road closings
County Route 15 B will be
closed to through traffic for
repair of the railroad crossing
beginning June 5. Beginning
June 12, C. R. 15 A will be
closed for the same reason.


CES enjoys
year end fun
Central's Kindergarten has
really been busy! The "Kinder-
garden" has grown so much.
We have harvested zucchini,
yellow squash, radishes,
tomatoes, and cucumbers.
And, the black-eyed peas will
be fully developed by nexl
To celebrate our gardening
success, %e had a Garden
Party on Tuesday, May 23
Each classroom teacher
helped make an item which
could be from one of the
products of the garden. Mrs
Jones and room two made a
garden salad with fresh toma
toes, carrots, cucumbers, and
lettuce. Mrs. Nipper and room
three made fried green toma-
toes Mrs. Fulleda and room
four made salsa from fresh
Page 3

Safeguard records
in case of disasters
With the approach of hur-
ricane season, the Internal
Revenue Service encourages
taxpayers to safeguard their."
Some simple steps can
help taxpayers and businesses
protect financial and tax
records in case of hurricanes
and other disasters.
"Even if you don't live in
an area prone, to hurricanes,
this is an excellent time to
take a few minutes to help
safeguard financial docu-
ments that can be hard to
replace," said Kevin Brown,
Commissioner of the IRS
Small Business/Self-
Employed' Division. Listed
below are tips for individuals
and businesses by tax profes-
sionals and the IRS on main-
tainirig financial and tax

Drought Index
Current:. 567
SSource: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.70 feet

Lake level
13.98 feet
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea

Classifieds ......10-12
Comics ............9
Community Events. .4
Crossword . . . . .10
Obituaries . . .. . .. .3
Opinion . .... .. . .. .4
Speak Out.......... 4
Sports . ... . . . .8
TV . . . . . . . .11
Weather . .. . . ...2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Community Links. Individual Voices.

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Are you ready for hurricanes?

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Hurricane season, as all.Floridi-
ans know, runs from June 1 until
Nov. 30 of each year. With the
2006 hurricane season here, now
is the time to prepare your home
for the possibility of a hurricane
The following is a partial check
list in preparing your home to
withstand a hurricane. The,
National Weather Service has
compiled a list of things to do to

prepare your home for hurricane
Outside of your home:
Cut back tree limbs that hang
over your house. Trees provide

shade and help keep your home
cool, but those same tree limbs
can come crashing through your
roof and windows.
Put all loose items such as
lawn furniture, barbecue grills,
potted or handing plants, garbage
cans, etc. inside your house,
garage or tool shed. High winds
can blow these type of items
around like guided missiles.
Make sure your tool shed is
properly anchored down. If high
winds break up your shed, every-
thing inside of it becomes a poten-

Class o 2006: Students' hard work pays off

ur.eecnoDee News/Lorna JaDionSKI
Donny French (center) helped his sonrt Eddie French (right) prepare for Okeechobee
High School's graduation ceremony Tuesday evening at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic
Center as Kathy Thorn (left) looked on.

tial threat to property and people.
Windows must be protected
against wind and flying debris.
Once a window is broken, hurri-
cane winds can not only destroy
the room the window is in, but it
can tear the roof right off your
home. There are many ways to
protect your windows including
roll-down storm shutters, storm
panels or plywood. Duct tape
offers absolutely no protection
against the high winds of a hurri-
cane. Do not waste your time or

money taping up windows.
Plywood is the least expen-
sive way to protect your windows,
.and the thicker plywood the better
the protection. The.major disad-
vantages to using plywood are the
time and hard work it takes to put
it up.
Storm, panels are usually
made of steel or aluminum. They
attach to the walls around win-
dows and doors. They usually
slide into place on tracks that are
See Storms Page 2


top storm

supply list

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee Ne\\ s
After the past two hurricane
seasons, we have learned how
much %\e depend on electricity
in our daily lives Without elec-'
tricity we quickly learned first
hand what it was like to live in
Florida prior to Edison inventing
the light bulb. Oil lamps, candles
- and flashlights were -i.orditheir
weight in gold.
Unless Nou were lucky
enough to hake a gas stove,
cooking had to be done on a
grill. It's amazing what can be
cooked on a gas or charcoal grill.

Those of us living in the coun-
try were quickly reminded that
without power our well pumps
were worthless. So we bathed in
our swimming pools, ponds and
even ditches. There were people
cleaning up in the fl,,ooded park-
ing lot of North Lake Plaza.'
In true pioneer fashion, we
lugged 5-gallon buckets of water
into our bathrooms to flush the
-toiled s.-
We became experts on how
long a bag of ice could keep'food
cold. Even more importantly, we
became our grandparents -
See Generators -Page 2

Stock up on


supplies now

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Members of the Okeechobee High School Class of 2006 spent time together prior to the
, graduation ceremony held at the Agri-Civic Center Tuesday evening. They were (front
row left to right) Ali Abueqab, Kellyann Adler, Chris Aguilar; (middle row left to right)
Michelle Bond, Josh Borgstrom, Duane Bowman and (back row left to right) Chris Cyr
and Vincent D'Angelo.

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
With the start of hurricane
season, people are starting .to
think seriously about stocking up
on supplies and which supplies
are necessary. .
Below is a list of must haves,
along with tips on storage.
, -Prepare a hurricane supply kit
in plastic containers with lids so
they will be portable yet easy to
store. Make a checklist of neces-
sary items and keep it handy
with the containers. Recom-
mended items to have ready,
according to the Southern
Region Headquarters of National
Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin-

istration, (NOAA) include: -
cash or travelers checks;
lantern with extra fuel;
first aid kit with bandages,
scissors, petroleum jelly, antisep-
tic spray, hydrogen peroxide,
antacids, aspirin, thermometer,
rubbing alcohol and anti-diar-
rhea medication;
mosquito repellent;
food and supplies (at least a
three-day supply): drinking
water (1 gal/person/day), food
(canned or dried requiring no
cooking or refrigeration), manu-
al can opener, disposable eating
utensils and plates;
See Supplies Page 2

Prepare boats for storms

By Loma Jablonsld
Okeechobee News
With the start of the 2006 hur-
ricane season upon us, now is the
time to start making plans to safe-
guard your boat. A few minutes
of preparation now could save
you thousands of dollars and pre-
vent a great deal of stress in the
event that we are hit with a hurri-
cane this season.
The following instructions are
only guidelines and may not
apply to every individual situa-
tion. The important thing to
remember is to keep calm and
use good judgment.
Gather all documents per-
taining to your boat including
insurance policies, a recent pic-
ture of your boat, the boat regis-
tration, an inventory of equip-

ment and a copy of the lease
agreement if the boat is stored at
a marina or storage facility. Keep'
these documents in a safe place.
Have telephone numbers of the
marina, storage facility and insur-
ance agent readily available.
Keep a list of all items you
remove from the boat prior to the
storm. Include, if possible, the
make, model and original cost of
the equipment. Make note of
where you are storing this equip-
ment. Keep another list of items
that will remain on the boat.
If you plan to move your
boat to safer ground, be sure to
check the tires, bearings and axle
on your trailer now. Have every-
thing in working order.
Know approximately how
long it will take to move the boat
and secure it. Remember, traffic

will be heavy and supplies will be
at a premium prior to a hurricane.
If you are planning to move the
boat, give yourself ample time to
do so. If you are keeping it at
home, you will need time to pre-
pare it while also preparing your
home for the storm. Do not cut
yourself short on time. Have the
materials to secure the boat on
hand. You may not be able to pur-
chase them if a storm is coming.
Once you move the boat to
safe ground or if you are keeping
it at home on its trailer, you
Lash your boat to the trailer
and place blocks between the
frame members and the axle
inside each wheel. Owners of
See Boats -Page 2

u uiuiluub iNewS/Lorna JaolonsKi
Take the time to prepare your boat for the upcoming hurricane
season. A few minutes now could save you thousands of dol-
lars in damage and a great deal of stress if the area is hit with
a hurricane this season.

PIRL-ow Dow-


2 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, June 1,2006

Door hangers indicate help needed

Area Agency on Aging, the coun-
ty's leading nonprofit advocacy
and services resource for seniors,,
introduces the "AAA Help Alert
TM" door hanger emergency noti-
fication tool designed to alert
neighbors, first responders and
aid workers that a senior needs
immediate help following a hurri-
Free to area seniors, the 'AAA
Help Alert TM" door hanger emer-
gency notification card was the
brainchild of the 13th AAA Lead-
ership Institute graduates as a
class project designed to help sen-
iors and aid workers communi-'
cate in times of emergency, hurri-
canes or other disasters. The
Quantum Foundation funds the


Continued From Page 1
permanently installed around each
window or door. Installation is sup-
posed to be a lot faster than ply-
wood because you simply slide the
panels onto the track and secure
them, but as you know, we've all
gotten to be experts at quickly put-
ting up plywood sheets.
Roll-down shutters attach
above the windows and doors.
.They roll up and store in a box
when not in use. You can quickly
lower and secure them. Experts
consider these the best way to pro-
tect your home and the easiest to
use, but they are also the most
expensive to have installed.
Double dbors. and garage
doors: Make sure your double front
doors secure properly. The total
wind pressure on a door is cen-
tered on the lock and latch. Most
doors should be strengthened by
latch systems or additional surface
mounted slide bolts to distribute
wind's pressure. If slide bolts can-
not be used, 2 x 4s bolted across
the inside and outside of the door
are an effective alternative. Storm,

..Continued From Page 1
waiting in long lines for food, water
and ice like they did during th
Great Depression.
Having been through all of thi
over the past two years, many res
dents of Okeechobee have decide
that "enough is enough." What w
endured over the past two sum
mers has educated us as to wha
we need to have to be truly pr
pared for the upcoming hurricane
Other than packing up and ge
ting out of the path of an uppomin
hurricane, the consensus of opir
ion in Okeechobee is that one (
the most important items on a hu
ricane preparedness list is the pu
chase a generator.
With generators so high o
everyone's list, now is the time t
purchase one if you haven't already
done so. If you do purchase a nev
unit, do not leave it in its box unl
needed.' Take it out of its box an
familiarize yourself with the uni
Test it to make sure it works. If yo
have an existing generator or get-
used one, check it out to make sur
that it is.still in good working cond
tion. If not, have it professional]
serviced now. You will not be abl
to have it worked on right before a
impending storm.
Local stores are already stock
with hurricane supplies.
Lawn-tamer Equipment at 50
NW. Park St has a variety of gene
ators in different sizes. .
Tractor Supply at 3371 U.S. 44
S. is also stocked and ready'to go.
According to manager Jeff Bal<
ga, they have generators, gas can
tarps, oil, extension cords, eart
anchors, batteries and flashlights.
Wal-Mart also has plenty of hu
ricane supplies on hand including


Continued From Page 1
hygiene items: soap (hand
sanitizer), personal hygiene items,
towelettes or paper towels, plastic
trash bags;
documents: important tele-
phone numbers, bank books or
account numbers, legal documents
(family records of birth, marriage,
,death, will, insurance, contracts;
deeds, etc.), credit card numbers
and companies, passport, social
security cards, immunization
records, computer information,
family pictures, household goods
flashlight for each person with
extra batteries;
tarp (for temporary roof
tdols and repair supplies:
hammer, nails, ax, knife, pliers,
handsaw, screwdrivers, heavy
sunglasses and sunscreen;
baby supplies: formula, bot-
ties, powdered milk, diapers, med-.
pet supplies: food, leash and
carrier, vaccination records, food
and water containers.
For more information about
hurricane preparedness from
NOAA, visit, the web at
The Red Cross website recom-

AAA Leadership Institute.
The brightly colored two-sided
4"xl 1" door hanger/window card
is designed to be displayed either
on the front.door or in a window
following an emergency and car-
ries a clear simple message to
alerts neighbors, first responders
or aid workers that a senior needs
immediate "HELP" or is "OK" and
requires no assistance.
"We are confident that this
simple but effective communica-
tions tool will assist first respon-
ders focus their efforts more effi-
ciently to identify seniors in need,
faster'? said Robert McFalls, CEO
for the Area Agency on Aging for
Palm Beach and the Treasure
"Through the creative endeav-

panels and roll-down shutters can
also be used to protect these doors.
If your home was built before
1993, the standard garage door is
only wind-rated to 50 mph. New
garage doors with steel bracing
can withstand winds up to 150
If you do have an older garage
door, bracing kits are available at
hardware and home improvement
centers. You may also attach wood-
en 2 x 6 stiffeners approximately
18-inches apart, running the full
width of the door. As a last resort,
park your vehicle against the inside
of the garage door to help prevent
it from bowing in: and popping off
the tracks.
Check out your generator to
make sure it is.working properly.
Put the extension cords, oil and
gasoline in an area that is easily
accessible. Do not store the gaso-
line inside your home. Do not
attempt to operate your generator
inside your home. Have battery-
operated radios and flashlights
'Remember, we've all been
through this before so take the time
now to prepare so that you don't
have to panic later.

generators, with more on the way.
Other stores also have genera-
tors in stockwith more ordered.
'With all the generators being
er purchased, it is extremely impor-
e, tant to use caution when operating
them. Generators can create haz-
is ards for homeowners and electric
i- utility workers. Make sure to always
d. read and follow the manufacturer's
,e. safety and operating instructions.
n- Carbon monoxide is a colorless,'
at odorless ard tasteless poison gas. It
e- is a component of the exhaust from
e a generator's engine. This gas is
deadly. Never, run your generator
t- inside your home or garage. Only
g run the generator outdoors in a
n. 'well-ventilated, dry area away from
Of the air intakes toyour home.
r- Plug your individual appliances
r- into the generator using a heavy
duty, outdoor rated extension cord
n with a wire gauge adequate for the
o appliance load. Do not operate
|y more appliances and equipment
w than the output rating of the gener-
til. ator; to do so will overload and
d damage the generator and could
it cause afire.
u If your generator is connected to
a the house wiring, the home must
e have a transfer switch installed by a
i- licensed electrician. .A transfer
iy switch connects your house to the
le generator and disconnects it from
n the utility power. This will prevent
backfeeding, which energizes the
d electrical circuits outside your
)8 Backfeeding usually occurs
r- when a generator is connected
directly to the electric panel or cir-
1 cuit in the home. Feeding power
back into the utility system during
o- an outage will energize the trans-
s, former serving the house and could
h pose a serious problem to crews
working to restore power in the
r- area...
ig Use the following guide as a rule

mends folding beach chairs for
sleeping in case you need to go to a
shelter. For more, visit their website'
The U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture's, website hosts a consumer
alert for keeping food safe during
and after a weather emergency that
was posted ahead of the 2004 hurri-
cane -season.: The information was
made available to help reduce the
potential of foodborne illness due
to food spoilage from power out-
ages and other problems associat-
ed with severe weather events.
Steps they recommend for food
safety include the following:
Keep an appliance ther-
mometer in the refrigerator arid
freezer to help determine the safety
of food.
Make sure the freezer is at or
below 0 degrees F and refrigerator
is at or below 40 degrees F.
Freeze containers of water to
help keep food cold in the freezer,
refrigerator or coolers if the power
goes out.
Freeze refrigerated items such
as leftovers, milk and fresh meat
and poultry that are not needed
immediately to keep them at a safe
temperature longer.
Plan ahead and know where
. dry ice and block ice can be pur-
Store food on shelves safely
out of the way of contaminated
water in case of flooding.
Have coolers on hand to keep

ors of AAA volunteer leaders, this
simple but effective solution was
developed to solve a complex
emergency communications
problem and to address an impor-
tant community need... the door
hangers'should greatly increase
the efficiency of our first respon-
ders and save lives:" According to
Donald Lanman, Board Member
of the Area Agency on Aging.
Sponsored by the Area Agency
on Aging, Champion Home
Healthcare Inc., Allegany Francis-
can' Ministries Inc., and Volunteer
Florida, 100,000 i"AAA Help Alert
TM" door hanger window cards
will be distributed to retirement
,communities, seniors centers and
related seniors venues beginning
June 1st. Additional cards will be


Continued From Page 1
lightweight boats might want to
consider letting about half the air
out of the tires, then fillingithe boat
one-third full of water to help hold it
,down. The blocks between the
frame and axle will prevent dam-
age to the springs from the addi-
tional weight of the water.
Tie your boat with heavy lines
to fixed objects. Pick a location that.
allows you to tie it from all four
directions, because hurricane
winds rotate and change direction.
It can be tied down to screw
,anchors secured into the ground.
Do not tie it to a tree. As we found
out last summer, even the sturdiest
looking trees can be blown down
during a hurricane.
If you intend to keep your boat
in the water, the following should
be adhered to:
6 If your boat is a marina
berth or behind your home in the
water and you intend to leave it
there, double all lines and rig cross-
ing spring lines fore and aft. Attach
lines high on pilings to allow for
tidal rise or surge. Make sure lines
will not slip off pilings. Inspect pil-

of thumb when purchasing a gen-
A 1,000 watt recreational gen-,
erator is for boating, camping and
limited outdoor Use.
A 5,500 watt generator will
run limited lighting, radio, televi-
sion, refrigerator, sump pump and
microwave up to the capacity of the,
A 7,500 watt generator will
run, limited lighting,. radio, televi-
sion, refrigerator, sump pump,
microwave and other various low
watt electrical devices up to the
capacityof the unit.
A 12,500 watt generator will
run limited lighting, radio, televi-
sion, refrigerator, sump pump,
microwave and other various lowv
watt electrical devices up to the
capacity of the unit.
In dase you are not sure about
how much wattage you use, the
following guide has some ,of the
more common household electri-
cal appliances and their wattage.
The RW is the running wattage or-
amount of wattage required to run
the appliance, and the SW is the
starting wattage, or the amount of
wattage required to start the appli-
Dishwasher: Cool.dry (RW).
700, (SW) 1,400. Dishwasher: Hot,
dry- (RW) 1,450, (SW) 1,400; Cof-
fee maker LRW) 1,750; Electric fry
pan (RW) 1,300; Refrigerator or_
Freezer (RW) 700, (SW) 2,200;
Clothes dryer (gas) (RW) 700,
(SW)' 1,800; Clothes dryer -. (elec-
tric) (RW) 5,750. (SW) 1,800. Auto-
matic Washer (RW) 1,150, (SW)
2,300; Electric range. (6-inrich ele-
ment) (RW) 1,500; Electric range
(8-inch element) (RW) 1,200;
Lights- as indicated on the individ-
.ual bulb. Radio (RW) 50 to 200;
Well pump (1/3 hp) (RW) 750,.
(SW) 1,400; Well pump (1/2 hp) -
(RW) 1,400; (SW) 2,100: Color tele-

refrigerated food cold if power is
out more than four hours. Make/get
ice cubes and gel packs ahead of'
time for use in coolers..
Group food together in the
freezer. This helps the food stay
cold longer.
After the weather emergency:
Keep refrigerator and freezer
doors closed as much as possible
to maintain the cold temperature.
The refrigerator will keep
unopened food safely cold for
about four hours. A full freezer will
hold the temperature for about 48
hours 24 hours if it is half-full and
door stays closed.
Food may be safely refrqzen if
it still contains ice crystals or is at 40
degrees F or below.
Never taste food to determine
its safety!
Obtain dry or block ice to
keep refrigerator and freezer as
cold as possible if the power is
going to be out for a prolonged
period of time. Fifty pounds of dry
ice should hold an 18-cubic-foot full
freezer for two days.
If the power has been out for
several days, check the tempera-
ture of the freezer with an appli-
ance or food thermometer. If the
food still contains ice crystals or is at
40 degrees F or below, the food
should be safe.
If a thermometer has not been
kept in the freezer, check each
package of food to determine its
safety. If the food still contains ice

produced and distributed as local
companies volunteer to sponsor
the production costs.
Sponsorship information or
details on "AAA Help Alert TM"
door hanger/window card pro-
gram may found by contacting
the Area Agency on Aging offices
at 1764 North Congress Ave. Suite
201, West Palm Beach FL 33409,
calling 1-866-684-5885 or request-
ing supplies online at www.Agen- *
The Area Agency on Aging for
-Palm Beach County & Treasure
Coast is a dynamic non-profit
501 C-3 organization dedicated to
serving the needs of all Seniors
and their Care Givers in Palm
Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian
River and Okeechobee counties.

ings and choose those that seem
strongest and tallest and are proper-
ly installed. The longer the dock
lines, the better a boat will be a cop-
ing with high tides. It is important to
double up on all lines and use chafe
protectors at any potential chafe
Cover all lines at rough points
to prevent chafing. Wrap with tape,
rags and rubber hoses. Install fend-
ers to protect the boat from rubbing
against the pier, pilings and other
Remove all moveable equip-
ment such. as canvas, sails,
dinghies, radios, cushions, biminis
and roller furling sails. Lash down
everything you cannot remove
such as tillers, wheels, booms; etc.
:* Assess the., attachment of
cleats, winches and chocks. These
should have substantial back plates
and adequate stainless steel bolt
Batteries should be fully.
charged and checked to ensure.
their capability to' run automatic
bilge pumps for the duration of the
storm. Consider backup batteries.
Cut off all devices using electricity
except bilge pumps. :
Never leave a boat on davits or
on a hydro-lift.

vision (RW) 300;.Vacuum cleaner
- (RW) 800; Air conditioners -
10,000 btu (RW) 1,500, (SW)2,200;
Air conditioners 20,000 btu (RW),
2,500, (SW) 3,300; Air conditioners
- 24,000 btu (RW) 3,800, (SW)
4,950; Air conditioners 32,000 btu
. tRW' 5,000, (SW) 6,500; Air condi-
tioners 40,000 btu (RWk) 6,000,
(SW) 7,800. ,
Always check the amount-of;
wattage the appliance requires
before plugging it into a generator.
If the box or paperwork of the
appliance does not list the wattage;
the formula to figure wattage is:
ampsxvolts = watts.
As you can see, it is important to
choose the size of generator that is
right for you. It is also important to
only use those appliances that are
absolutely necessary for your basic
Generators are not meant to:
totally take the place of the electric
company. They are meant to pro-
vide temporary basic electricity to
your home until power can be
Finally, don't forget that genera-
tors run on'gasoline. Make sure that
you have enough gasoline to keep,
the :generator running for an
extended period of time. The
largest can purchase
will do you:no good without fuel to
run it Read the instructions for your
generator to ascertain how long the
generator will run on a5-gallon can
of gas.
Keep in mind, that if the power
is out in town, the gas stations can-
not pump gasoline. So, have
enough on hand to last several
days. Keep those gas cans in a dry,
well-ventilated place easily accessi-
ble'after the storm passes.
Generators are definitely con-
venient and useful. Just remember
to use common sense and read the
directions before using them.

crystals, the food should be safe.
.Discard refrigerated perish-
able food such as meat, poultry,
fish, soft cheese, milk, eggs, left-
overs and deli items after four hours.
without power..
Drink only bottled water if
flooding has occurred.
Discard all food that came in
contact with flood water, including
canned goods.
Discard wooden cutting
boards, plastic utensils, baby bottle
nipples, and pacifiers. .
Thoroughly wash all metal
pans, ceramic dishes and utensils
that came in contact with flood
water with hot soapy water and
sanitize by boiling them in clean
water or by immersing them for 15
minutes in a solution of chlorine
bleach per quart of water.
For more information on -food
safety during a weather emergency,
call toll free to the USDA Meat and
Poultry Hotline at 1-888-674-6854.
For the hearing impaired, call (TY)
The Hotline is staffed by food
safety experts weekdays from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. Eastern time. Food
safety recordings can be heard 24
hours a day using a touch-tone
phone. Information is also available
from the Food Safety and Inspec-
tion Service (FSIS) website:


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
your help.
Residents are being asked to fill out a simple six-question form
describing drainage problems with which they are familiar. Addi-
tional 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 Ser-
vice Center at 205 N. Parrott Ave., Suite 201.
Completed forms can be returned to the above locations or e-
mailed to The deadline for submission
of forms is June 15.

Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructurinig 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 to participate.
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 websitewww.main-; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:.
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household income is at or below the following lev-
els: one person in the household $24,000; two persons -
$27,650; three persons -$31,100; four persons $34,5,50; five per-
sons $37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons $42,850;
and, eight persons $45,500.
Interviews forapplications for this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez
at (863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. untilf4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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CES kindergarten students

Central's Kindergarten has real-
ly been busy! The "Kinder-garden"
has grown so much. We have har-
vested zucchini, yellow squash,
radishes, tomatoes, and cucum-
bers. And, the black-eyed peas will
be fully developed by next week.
To celebrate our gardening suc-
cess, we had a Garden Party on
Tuesday, May 23. Each classroom
teacher helped make an item
which could be from one of the
products of the garden. Mrs. Jones
and room two made a garden
\ salad with fresh tomatoes, carrots,
cucumbers, and lettuce. Mrs. Nip-
per and room three made fried
green tomatoes Mrs. Fulleda and
room four made salsa from fresh
tomatoes. Mrs. Tillis and room five
made a delicious squash casserole.
Black-eyed peas and zucchini were
supplied by Mrs. Jennings and
room six. Mr. Weigand and room
seven made nice warm cornbread
and Mrs. Guerette and room eight
made a fabulous carrot cake. The
party was enjoyed by all and not a
serving of anything was left. Way to
go teachers and students!
Again, we would like to thank
Mr. Brian Dryden and his agricul-
ture students from the Freshman
Campus for helping us get started
with this project. We really appreci-
ate all you did!
Next, Kindergarten enjoyed
Water Day on Thursday, May 25.
The children played under sprin-
klers, had a slip and slide, painted
with watercolors, drew with water-
color markers and sidewalk chalk,
and played with bubbles and shav-
ing cream.
For snacks they enjoyed water-
melon, chips, cookies, and popsi-
S cles. What a day! Fun was had by
all, including the kindergarten staff.
Finally, on Friday, May 2 all of us
went to the Brahman Theatre for a
movie, popcorn, and a coke.
We are looking forward to a
safe and happy summer vacation,
too. And, we would like to take this
opportunity, to thank our parents,
the community, and all school per-
sonnel for helping us have the
greatest year in Kindergarten! We
could not have-done it without all
of you!
Third grade
Ms. Enfinger's class has also
been working on books that they
published, themselves Students.
are going to, the Goldenr Corral to
celebrate reading and passing
Accelerated Reader books and
tests. Congratulations to Brandon

Armstrong for growing the biggest
cabbage in our class. He's got a
green thumb! Students went to the
library last Thursday to learn about
the summer reading program arid
to get information on library cards
for summer reading. Thank you to
Pat Copper, children's library direc-
tor, for the fabulous tour. A big
thank you to Mrs. Friend for
accompanying our class on the
walk over. Congratulations to
Jaime Soto, Austin Mericle, Rut
Karina Gonzalez, and Elio Cam-
pos, this months Student of the
Week. Don't forget to read!
Mrs. Greseth would like to
thank all of the students in her
homeroom and Reading class for a
fabulous year. She would also like
to thank the parents for all of the
support they have given this year. It
has been wonderful getting to
know all of you! Please keep work-
ing hard and don't forget to keep
reading and practicing your multi-
plication facts over the summer!
Have a fun, safe, and relaxing vaca-
tion, and stop by and see me next

To Ms. Mateo's class:
.Here is a picture that you can
treasure; teaching you has been a
The year now ends and we
must part; always know you-are in
my heart!
I would like to congratulate all
of my students. You did it! You are
ready for fourth grade. I will miss
each and every one of you. I would
like to thank all the parents. It is a
team effort. Without you, we
would have never been able to
accomplish all that we have
achieved. Thank you! Have a great
summer! See you in August!
Ms. DelPrete and Mrs. Lopez are
proud of all the accomplishments
their class has made this year.
Together they have earned, over
2,187 Accelerated Reader points.
Congratulations to these students
who received a trophy for earning
over 100 Accelerated Reader
points: Hugo Torres, David Nunez,
Nikki Kieffer, Tristan Hernandez-
Walls, Sebastian Fulleda, and Fran-
cisco Bucio. Also, congratulations
to Daniel Nunez for earning over
500 steps in the 100 Book Chal-
lenge. We wand to thank all the
parents for their support this year!
To all the students we love you and
will miss you all. Practice your mul-
tiplication facts and don't forget to
read. Have a safe and happy sum-
mer! It was fun!!
The year is finally completed
and what a year it has been! I look

enjoy yea

back on this year with wonderful
memories and will truly miss my
third graders. Their success on the
FCATs was a moment I will cherish
for a long time. A huge thank you
to all parents who helped make
this year a success. Thank you so
much for all the snacks, encour-
agement, and agenda checking
you have done this past school
year. This school year has been a
wonderful experience and I wish
all my third graders and their fami-
lies a happy healthy summer
break. Don't forget to visit next

Fifth grade
The students in Mrs. Carpen-
ter's class have worked really hard
this year. We wrapped up the year
reading American Tall Tales and
Where the Red Fern Grows. Sever-
al students met or surpassed their
goals for the fourth nine weeks
grading period and were treated to
ice cream sundaes. Sarai Gomez
earned the most points in my
homeroom with 178.9 points. Adel
Elhindi earned the most in reading
group with 493.8 points. Congratu-
lations to these students!!! I hope
you all have a great summer and I
will see some of you next year at
the Osceola.
Congratulations to all of the Sci-
ence Fair Winners from Ms.
Stough. You are definitely winners,
Destiney Nunez, Claresha Blair,

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Ashley Gorby, Allyson Trimble, awesome!! This is the end of a fan-
Mercedes White, Sarai Gomez, tastic year, and I would like to
Hunter Pritchard, Taylour Hall, thank my student's parents' for
Samantha Norris, Frank Adamo, making this a most memorable
Darby Jones, Shamarah Shanks, year! Best of Luck in Middle
Rosa Najera, Oscar Tinajero, Lil- School!
iana Flores, Alicia Boland, Braden Wow! What a year!.Mrs. Steiert
Standefer, Beatriz Martinez, and is going to miss this group of fifth
Thania Liberato. Students of the graders! They have worked hard,
week were Katheryne Valle and had tons of fun, and matured into
Elisabeth Garduno. Our AR winner responsible young adults. Mrs.
for the year was Forrestt Petty. It has Steiert is very proud of all of her stu-
been a great year. Have a terrific dents' accomplishments this past
summer. Good luck at the middle year. They have excelled academi-
schools. call and are always ready to pitch
Ms. White's Reading and Social in and help other teachers with a
Studies classes are eagerly antici- project or activity as well as looking
pating the last day of school. Our. out for younger students and set-
"BARE" books are completed, and ting the example as to how a
we've just finished making oral' responsible student should
presentations and posters of the behave. They are definitely ready
Presidents' of the 1800's. Congratu- for middle school.and Mrs. Steiert
nations to all of my students' for the has no doubt that they will excel
numerous awards they received, once they get there. She wishes
Your Science Fair projects were them the best of luck nextyear!

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Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Third grade students at Central Elementary in Ms. Enfinger's class drew and modeled a
meter model of the solar system. Each meter stood for an astronomical unit in space. They
are Allen Perry. Charles Petry, Mackenzie York, Teodora Yanez, Rut Karina Gonzalez, Kayla
Spengemann, Jose Baltazar, Sam Wells, Enrique Santillian, Monesha Futch,'Destiny Fonse-
ca, Harrison Hemmis, Brittany Baker, KassarlddIt Reed, David Tinsley; Justin Fletcher,'Court-
ney Watkins, and Stevie Miller.


If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane,
Wee'd Wlk right up to. heaven.
andbl ring you home again.

A r


Worth Huggins
Brandon Worth Huggins of
Stuart, died Saturday, May 27,
2006. A fifth generation native of
Stuart he worked with his father
and brother in the local family
business, Huggins Tractor Ser-
vice. Passionate about life; he
,lived for the moment enjoying
everyday. His heart was big and
his friends were many, he will be
missed by all who knew him.
Brandon was pre-deceased by
his paternal grandparents, Inez
and Lewis Parker and his mater-
nal grandfather, Marvin Reiss.
He is survived by his mother,
Dawn (Steve) Robinson of Okee-
chobee, and father, Fred (Janine)
Huggins of Stuart; step-father
Ervin Voltz of Stuart, maternal
grandmother, Joy Reiss of Okee-
chobee, brother, Justin Huggins;
sisters, Jennifer Huggins and
Brook Voltz, all of Stuart. In addi-
tion, he is survived by his girl-
friend, Kristen Green, and many
loving friends and family.
Memorial Contributions in
Brandon's name can be made to
The Hospice Foundation 1201
S.E. Indian St. Stuart, Fla. 34997.
A celebration of Brandon's life
will be held on Friday, June 2, at
11 a.m. at First Congregational
Church of Palm City, 560 S.W. 34
St. Palm City with Rev. Greg See-
ber officiating.
Friends may visit from 10 a.m.
until 11 a.m. at the church prior to
the service. Inurnment will follow
at Fernhill Memorial Gardens in
Arrangements are under the
care of Martin Funeral Home and

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Crematory in Stuart.
William Blake
William Blake Hammons, age
59, of Okeechobee, died Friday,
May 26, 2006 at Lawnwood
Regional Medical Center. Born
May 19, 1947 in Waco, Texas, for-
merly of Fort Lauderdale, Mr.
Hammons moved to Okee-(
chobee two years ago. He \\ias a
member of the First Baptist
Church and the VFW Post 10539.
He enjoyed fishing as a hobby.

He is survived by his wife of 40
years, Kay Hammons of Okee-
chobee; son, Blake Hammons
(Shaun) of Palm Beach Gardens;
daughter, Laura Hammons of
Dallas, Texas; and grandchildren,
Hunter and Holden Hammons of
Palm Beach Gardens.
A memorial service will be
held Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 2
p.m.,at the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel, 110 N.E. 5th Street, Okee-
chobee, Florida.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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Okeechobee County and the City of Okeechobee along with the South Florida Water
Management District are currently in the process of identifying problem areas and potential
solutions with regards to flooding and conveyance of Storm Runoff in the City and the County.
We would like to get your input on this subject and have a few questions that will only take a
couple of minutes of your time to answer.

OPTIONAL: Although not required, providing your name, address and telephone number will
make it possible to locate the area of concern. Thank you for yotir assistance.

NAME (print): PHONE:


Stormwater runoff is rainfall that can accumulate after a storm event. Many times due to the
severity or length of the storm, .runoff accumulates to a level which floods private property and

With this in mind, have you:

1. Noticed any ponding or flooding problems in your immediate area (where you work or
live) after a storm? For example, significant amounts of water in the streets, parking
lots, on right-of-ways? Please be specific: provide a street address.

__Yes ___No

2. Where have you seen other problems? Please provide an address, name of a
building or cross streets where the problem is located. If you are aware of more than
one problem area, please provide a numbered listing of locations:

3. When do these problems occur? Please check one. If more than one problem was
identified in question #2 above, use that same number to answer questions #3 and #4 also.
___ (a) After a short rain (up to an hour)
(b) After 2 hours, of rain
___ (c) Only after an intense storm

4. Can you identify the cause and duration of the problem and/or a possible solution?

5. If the only way to correct the problems) that you have listed above was to pay a
stormwater fee, would you support a City/County-wide fee on all businesses and
residents to correct these problems and maintain the solutions?
Yes No

6. I am a resident of the City County

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This reddish brown poodle has been missing since May 18.

Letter to the Editor

Community brother and sister, and have
never been separated. After an
help Ought.. exhaustie search of the neigh-
'in hopes borhood and door to door can-
Swrite thesewords calling the dog poudin hopes and
that they reach ears that can placing the announcement in
make a difference. My name is the paper and on the radio, we
Carolyn Myers. On April 12, my have had no leads. We can only
husband, Leon was severely surmise that the dog was picked
injuredin a 4 wheeleraccident. up or wandered off. If you know,
A pleasant outing on a typical of anyone who has recently
Wednesday afternoon, ended in attained a reddish brown male
a life altering experience in a few poodle or if you found this dog,
quick moments. Leon was trau- and believe you are caring for a
ma hawked to St. Mary's Hospi- lost dog, please contact me, Car-
tal in West Palm Beach, where olyn Myers, at (863) 634-1492 or
he underwent surgery and is still (863) 763-4225.
in trauma ICU. He was on a res- When my husband regains
pirator for over six weeks and enough strength, I have sad
kept in a drug induced coma. news about an older dog that
Leon is now breathing with passed away the week following
the help of a tracheotomy and the accident. My prayers are that
with praise to the Lord, constant someone will read this and be
prayer and thanks to an awe- able to help return the dog so I
some team of doctors, nurses, will not have more sad news to
and technicians; Leon is slowing tell.
gaining awareness of his sur- The missing reddish brown
roundings. small dog will be a year old in
Here is my desperate request. July, answers to the name
On May 18, one of our two poo- Cocoa, and is a neutered male,
dles became missing. My broth- and was last seen in the vicinity
er is caring for them, while I of S.E. 36 Terrace and Highway
spend so much time at the hos- 710, close to Everglades Elemen-
pital. He said they were out of his tary School.
sight from eight to ten minutes Any and all help will be very
and when he called for them, the much appreciated.
female returned and the male Thankyou,
did not. These poodles are Carolyn Myers

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Upcoming Events

Tantle 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) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (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 fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives.will be
available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from
8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For infor-
mation, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may
attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers and
is facilitated by Enid Boutrin, M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and
Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is from 2
until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve your place
in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is available for your
loved one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day
Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou
at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome to
join. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportu-
nity for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.

Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran' at 382-6978~&f
Juanaat471-9795. ... -' *:
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W..
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and
also an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christ-
ian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863)
634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.

Okeechobee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is an
organization of descendants of those who won our freedom in the Ameri-
can Revolution and promote pride in America. They will hold their month-
ly meeting on the first Saturday of each month. The next meeting will be
Saturday, Jan. 7,2006, at 10 a.m. at Oakview Baptist Church, Building B,
677 S.W. 32nd St. If you are interested, we welcome your visit. For infor-
mation, contact Kenna Noon at (863) 763-2815 or (863) 634-5669.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the Oakview
Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., October through May. An invitation to
attend is extended to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR. For
information call secretary Kenna Noonan at (863) 763-2815, or registrar
Donna Webster at (863) 763-7056.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m., at
the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride at 8 a.m.,
weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week or any ques-
tions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart at
(863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.

A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

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

Community Events

Realtors host benefit links tourney
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will host their annual
golf tournament on Saturday, June 24, at 8 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Okeechobee High

School Scholarship Fund and Habitat for Humanity. The Board of
Realtors is looking for teams, sponsors and anyone interested in
donating a door prize. CallJ.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.

Class of'77 Class plans 30th reunion
The Class of 1977 is planning their 30 class reunion. A meeting is
scheduled for Tuesday, June 27 at R.J. Gators, at 6 p.m. If you are a
class of 1977 alumni or know of any classmates, please attend this
meeting. For information call Cindi Bennett Hortman (863) 697-
9817, Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101 or Toni Bennett
Doyle at (863) 634-9491.

Community Events

Book signing Saturday
A book signing will be held by Betty Chandler Williamson, co-
author of Strolling Down Country Roads, Saturday, June 3 at
Riverside Bank, 1506 S. Parrott Ave. from 10 a.m. until noon and
from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Eli's Western Wear store, 907 W. N.
Park St.

Women's ministry plan fashion show
Women's Ministry of Resurrection Life Church, 1803 S.W.
Third Ave., will host a "GLitz and Glam" fashion show and lunch-
eon on Saturday, June 3, from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost is
$15 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance. For
information, call (863) 763-7770.

IRCC will present comedy
IRCC will present Ira Levin's devilish clever comedy, Deathtrap
from June 8 through June 10, at 8 p.m. and as a Saturday matinee,
June 10 at 2 p.m. at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center, 3209 Virginia
Ave. in Fort Pierce. The cost is $12. For information call 1 (800)

Discussing the DaVinci Code
A discussion on the DaVinci Code will be held at the Okee-
chobee County Library, 206 S.W. St. on Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20,
and 27 at 6:30 p.m. For information call Everglades Baptist Church
at (863) 467-5479.

Vacation Bible School planned
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church will hold their Vaca-
tion Bible School from June 5 through June 9 from 7 p.m. until 9
p.m. The theme for this years' event will be 'Boomerang Bonan-
za.' There will be classes for all ages. For information call (863)

Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual sum-
mer camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12 during the
month of June. Camp dates are: June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-23;
and, June 26-30. The cost is $100 per camper, and campers
should provide their own snacks and lunch. For information, con-
tact Sue Arnold at (863) 763-4630.

Healthy Start group will meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, June 7 at 11:30 a.m. in their office at
575 S.W. 28th St. their office is located in the New Endeavors High
School building. The meeting is open to the public. The Healthy
Start Coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions respon-
sible for planning and implementing services for pregnant
women and infants. For information, contact Executive Director
Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.

Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be host 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 scheduled
,Thrivent of Peace Lutheran Church, 7,0 N.W. 23 Lane, will,
hold a yard sale, Saturday, June 10 from 8 a.m. until I p.m. at the
PLC Fellowship Hall.

Mr. and Miss Firecracker pageant planned
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/Outpost, Bridgette Waldau Studio Graphic Design, Car-
olyn's Coiffures and the Okeechobee County Chamber of Com-

Church hosting Bible school
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
host their annual vacation Bible school June 12-16 from 5 until 8
p.m. This year's theme is Treasure Seekers, exploring God's
promises. A nursery will be provided for helpers and those taking
part in the adult class. Dinner will also be provided. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-4021.

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 will be a
four-person scramble, make your own team. The entry fee will
include green fees, prizes and a barbecue. Proceeds from the
tournament will help defray medical expenses incurred by Mr.
Allison. For information or to enter, call (863) 763-1921, ext. 11.
The deadline for paid entries is Saturday, June 10.

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

Church schedules Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host their Vaca-
tion Bible School June 19-23 from 6 until 9 p.m. This year's topic is
Artic Edge, Where Adventure Meets Courage. Classes will be from
age 3 to adult. A class for the deaf will also be available. Child care
for 2 and under will be provided for parents attending VBS. A kick-
off event is scheduled for June 17 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. Registra-
tion forms may be downloaded at, or
picked up at the church office. For information, call (863) 763-

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 dis-
cussed is 'Persuasion' by Jane Austen. This will be the last meet-
ing for the season. The next meeting will be in September. The
library is located at 206 S.W. Second 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
memory loss screenings on Friday, June 23, from 11 a.m. until
2:30 p.m. Appointments are needed. To schedule an appoint-
ment, 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 Spir-
its, 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.



The Okeechobee News, Thursday, June 1,2006

Prepare for life

after a hurricane
By Audrey Blackwell eucalyptus; get rid of standing
Okeechobee News water where mosquitoes can lay
Preparing for the aftermath of a Home clean-up:
hurricane is just as important as Flood water with a hurricane
preparing for it before its arrival, must be removed as soon as pos-
Below are excerpts from the sible since it may contain material
Florida Department of Health on from overflowing sewage sys-
precautions to take after a storm teams. If there has been a backflow
and how to handle various facets of sewage into the house, take the
of daily life. following measures for clean-up:
Food safety: Clean walls, hard-surface
Do not eat any food that may floors and other household sur-
have come into contact with con- faces with soap and water; disin-
taminated water from floods or fect with one cup bleach to five
tidal surges. gallons of water.
Do not eat canned food if Disinfect surfaces that come
there is a bulging or opening on in contact with food and chil-
the can or the caps of commercial dren's play areas.
drinks. Wash all linens and clothing
Save undamaged, commer- in hotwater or dry dean.
cially canned foods by removing Air dry in the sun mattresses,
labels and disinfecting the cans in furniture and items that can't be
a bleach solution of one-fourth washed and spray with a disinfec-
cup bleach in one gallon of water, tant.
Re-label the cans including expira- Steam clean all carpeting.
tion date and food type. Assume Replace filters in heating and
that home-canned food is unsafe. air conditioning systems.
Feed infants only pre-mixed e Wear rubber boots and
canned baby formula. Do not use waterproof gloves while cleaning.
powdered formulas, prepared e Be careful not to mix certain
with treated water. Use boiled household cleaners and disinfec-
water to prepare formula. tants as some mixtures can pro-
Frozen and refrigerated duce toxic fumes and result in
foods can be unsafe after a hurri- injury or death.
cane. Without power, refrigera- Discard materials that cannot
tors keep foods cool for only be thoroughly cleaned and dried
about four hours. Throw out within 24-48 hours.
thawed and refrigerated foods Watch for mold and carefully
after four hours. remove or clean it. For more infor-
Sanitatiorviygiene: nation on mold, call the Okee-
Always wash your hands chobee County Health Depart-
with soap and water that has been ment at 863-462-5819 or Air Toxics
boiled or disinfected before eat- Hotline at 800-543-8279.
ing, after toilet use, after cleanup Home -pair:
activities, and after handling arti- H rn p,
cles contaminated by floodwater *Work in pairs or groups.
orsewage.* Take short breaks and work
Post-hurricane flooding may during cooler hours of the day.
mean water contains fecal matter Wear goggles, heavy gloves
from sewage systems, agricultural and steel-toed boots.
and industrial waste, and septic Clean wounds with soap and
tanks. Keep open cuts or sores clean water.
clean by washing them with soap Leave immediately if water-
and disinfected or boiled water. damaged structure shifts or
Apply antibiotic ointment to unusual noises occur.
reduce the risk of infection. See a Avoid lifting more than 50
physician if a wound or sore devel- pounds of debris or materials.
ops redness, swelling or drainage. 1 Avoid heat stroke/exhaustion
Do not allow children to play by wearing light-colored, loose-fit-
in flood water; it can expose them ting clothing and drinking fluids
to fecal matter. Disinfect toys that every 15 minutes.
have been in flood water before Only experienced people
letting children play with them. should use chainsaws and special
Use one-fourth cup water in one equipment; wear earplugs when
gallon of water to disinfect toys,, operating.
and other items. S Turn off power at remain
Power out e: preventfire haz- breaker to prevent electrocution in
ard: .. w etareas. ;. ',,- ... ,, . ,' i
Use battery-powered Never handle a downed
lanterns and flashlights rather than power line.
candles.: Never bring gasoline- or
If using candles, keep in safe diesel-powered pumps, genera-
holders away from curtains, tors or pressure washers indoors
paper, wood or other flammable as they release carbon monoxide
items. a deadly, colorless and odorless
Clear standing water: prevent gas.
mosquito-bome mness: Avoid exhaustion by resting
Heavy rains and flooding can often and maintaining a normal
lead to more mosquitoes, which sleep schedule.
are most active at sunrise and sun- Take advantage of disaster
set. relief programs in the community.
Protect against mosquitoes For more information on what
by using these prevention tips: to do after a hurricane, contact the
Avoid being outside at dusk and local health department at (863)
dawn; wear clothes that cover 462-5819, or visit the web at
most of your skin; use DEET repel- or
lent, or picaridin and oil of lemon

Phone company,

offers hurricane tips

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Sprint has been gearing up
for the coming hurricane season
and is sharing tips on its website
Here are some highlights:

How to prepare:
Keep your wireless phone
and backup batteries charged if
a storm is approaching. Howev-
er, an interruption of wire line
service and commercial power
could affect wireless calls.
If the power is out, the
wireless battery may be
recharged on a car charger.
Keep extra phones and
accessories in a sealed plastic
bag to avoid water damage.
Load family emergency
numbers into your wireless
phone; keep a copy of the num-
bers in a sealed plastic bag.
Text messages may get
through where voice calls can-
According to the Sprint web-
site, the company monitors the
storm track and mobilizes per-
sonnel and equipment for

deployment before and after the
storm hits. After the storm, its
Enterprise Incident Manage-
ment Team coordinates recov-
ery and service restoration

After the storm:
Sprint's first priority is the
safety and well-being of its
employees, customers and the
Local damage assessment
teams and network engineers
inspect the wireless networks to
assess damage.
Sprint works with local
public safety and power compa-
ny officials and coordinates
damage repair and recovery
Sprint donates phones and
service to emergency respon-
ders and the Red Cross. Their
website tip sheet said that dur-
ing the 2005 hurricane season,
they donated more than $10 mil-
lion in cash and In-kind contri-
butions to hurricane relief. The
relief included making more
than 20,000 phone and 37,500
prepaid calling cards available
for hurricane relief and

Action plan for hurricane watches and warnings

A hurricane watch is issued
when hurricane conditions are
possible within the next 24 to 36
A hurricane warning is issued
when hurricane conditions will
occur within 24 hours.
When a hurricane watch is
1* Listen to local radio and tele-
vision stations for possible evacu-
ations and hurricane information
from the National Weather Ser-
Gather and check your
emergency supplies.
Check medical supplies, first
aid kits and refill prescriptions.
Place commonly used tools
in a safe, easily accessible place.
Freeze as much water as you
can. This will help keep your
refrigerator cold if the power is

out for several days.
Have two weeks of pet sup-
plies on hand.
Make sure your vehicles are
full of gasoline.
e Bring in loose outdoor
objects such as lawn furniture,
toys and tools. Anchor objects
that cannot be brought indoors.
Turn your refrigerator and
freezer to the coldest settings.
Clean your bathtub, seal the
drain with silicone caulk and fill it
with water.
Store valuables, a list of your
possessions and insurance
papers in a waterproof container.
Protect your home by board-
ing up the windows.
Remove any outside anten-
Moor your boat or move it to
a designated safe place.

Review your evacuation
plans and be ready to evacuate as
soon as possible.
When a hurricane warning is
Listen to local radio and tele-
vision stations for evacuation
information and hurricane state-
ments from the National Weather
If you live in a mobile home
or flood prone area evacuate
Unplug all major appliances
and turn off the electricity, water
and gas before leaving.
Tell someone outside of the
storm area where you are going.
Lock your home.
If you do not evacuate:
Stay inside your home away
from windows and doors.
Keep flashlights and extra

batteries with you at all times.
If the power goes out, turn
off major appliances.
Listen to local radio for hurri-
cane information from the
National Weather Service.
Do not go outside if the eye
of the storm passes over you.
Stay indoors until the storm
has passed.
Once you do venture out-
doors, beware of fallen, electrical
wires, hurricane debris and high
water.. Stay off the roads. Many
will not be safe. Roads should be
kept clear of traffic so that emer-
gency vehicles can get through.
Continue to listen to your
battery-powered radio or televi-
sion for advice from your local
emergency management officials.

Is your roof ready for hurricane season?

The approach of the next hur-
ricane season has many home-
owners scrambling to gather sup-
plies and prepare their house for
strong winds and pelting rains.
But even if the house appears
untouched, the rain and moisture
could have left a prime environ-
ment for mold. "Good House"
expert Matt Shipley provides tips
and advice on how to increase
awareness of the mold-vulnera-
ble areas on a roof and how to
prevent these areas from allowing
excess moisture into a home.
Orlando Last year's hurri-
cane season left many houses
and buildings in rubble and
caused many more to be shut

down from increased levels of
mold growing inside. Unfortu-
nately, even after extensive
repairs, many of these buildings
will face the same moisture and
mold problems again this year.
Most of the water-vulnerable
areas on a house or building are
located on its roof. Taking a
proactive approach to guard
against wind-driven rain in the
seven areas on a roof and exterior
of a house will help reduce the
amount of excess water and
moisture allowed in during the
upcoming hurricane and rainy
"Good House" expert Matt
Shipley suggests leak guarding all

areas on the exterior of your
house. By reducing the number of
areas that water has to gain
access to, the chances of
creating an environment friendly
to mold significantly decreases.
"Although every house has
mold spores, they need the right
conditions in order to thrive," said
Shipley. "Mold requires a food
source, the right temperature and
moisture in order to grow into cat-
astrophic proportions that put
insurance and homebuilding
companies out of business and
drive homeowners from their
The seven most vulnerable
areas on the exterior include:

Roof Crickets
Roof Valleys
Ridge Vents
Roof Rakes to Sidewalls
Roofs to Walls
Housewraps or drainage
Window Flashings
"You can live worry-free about
mold if you successfully manage
moisture in and around your
house," Shipley said. "Check each'
of the water-vulnerable areas on
the exterior of your house to
make sure. they are not collecting
water and letting it into your

Pet owners must plan for hurricane season

By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
According to the American Pet
Products Manufacturers Associa-
tion 2003-2004 National Pet Own-
ers Survey, 39 percent or 40.6
million households in the U.S. -
own at least one dog. Thirty-four
percent or 35.4 million house-
holds own at least one cat.
Okeechobee has more than its
share of pets.
With the official start of the 2006
hurricane season here, pet owners'
need to begin making plans on
what to do with their pets in the
,event a storm heads this wa\. ,....
Unfortunately, there are very
ifew\ motels that will accept pets it a
,homeowner is forced to evacuate
his/her home. Of all the motels list-
ed in the yellow pages of the tele-.
phone book in Okeechobee, only
two reported that they would
accept pets.
The Budget Inn, 201 South Par-
rott Ave., stated that they would
accept pets, but there is an addi-
tional $10 charge per day for the
The Pier II Resort, at 2200 U.S.
441 S.E., also accepts pets.
Begin checking with motels out
of the area now. Some in the Orlan-
do and Kissimmee area will take
pets. Know where they are and
how to get to them if a hurricane is
headed this direction.
Of the area veterinarians we

contacted, only one will be accept-
ing pets for boarding during the
hurricane season. *
The Okeechobee Veterinary
Hospital, 2949 S.R. 70 W, will
board animals on a first-come, first-
served basis.
Dr. James Letcher, 2973 U.S. 441
N., will only take in boarders if the
track of the storm is away from
Okeechobee. Dr. Letcher explained
that if a hurricane is headed toward
Okeechobee, he cannot ensure
that his building will withstand the
storm and therefore does not want
to put any of his furry or feathered,
patients at risk.
.... Mims Veterinary Hospital, 27.5
S\\ 32nd St., sustained a
of damage during last year's hurri-
cane. To date, their facility has not
been totally repaired. They will not
be able to take in storm boarders
until the repairs are made.
Keep in mind that if power is lost
to most of the town like it was last
vear, veterinary facilities may also
be withoutwater and power.
If you do not want to be separat-
ed from your pet, there are plans
you should make well in advance
of any storm.
When preparing a hurricane
supply kit for your family, prepare
one for your pet as well.
Make sure to include enough
non-perishable food, water and
whatever medication your pet may
be on for a month.
If you know that your pet

becomes overly agitated during a
storm, contact your regular veteri-
narian to see if he or she recom-
mends a tranquilizer or some other
way of calming the pet. Aveterinari-
an will not prescribe tranquilizers
for a pet he or she has never seen.
Have a sturdy cage or carrier
to comfortably hold your pet, as
well as a collar and leash.
Have all pet vaccinations up-.
to-date, and keep records of these
vaccinations in a safe place.
Take several good pictures of
your pets in the event you become
separated from them. You will need
the pictures to identify them later.
Place identification on the pet's col-
lar or halter. Some local residents
painted their telph6one numbers
on their horses' sides in the event
the horses got out of their pastures.
On the subject of pastures, it is
advisable to leave your large ani-
mals such as horses, cows,
goats, etc. out in their pastures
instead of locked in a barn. Many
animals died needlessly during the
last two hurricane seasons because
barns collapsed and trapped them
inside. Make sure that the fences
and gates are in good repair. Have
clean water available for them. Toss
them extra hay to keep them busy.
Purchase enough feed and medica-
tion to last for two to three weeks
following the storm, as feed trucks
may not be able to deliver supplies.
After the storm, checkyour pasture.
If it is flooded, move the horses to

high ground to prevent hoof prob-
lems. If possible, walk the pasture
to check for any'debris that could
injure your animals. While check-
ing for debris, also re-check your
fences to be sure that they are still
If you have aquariums, keep
in mind that when power goes out
the filters, pumps and aerators will
not work. Fish can only go a short
time without air in their water.
Make a visit to your local bait or
tackle shop and purchase several
fishing aerators. They normally take
two D-sized batteries for each unit.
When your power goes out, use
the aerators in your aquarium. They
saved a great deal of fish over the
past two hurricane seasons.
One local aquarium owner
explained that he used two aerators
for his 55-gallon aquarium. He
changed the batteries three times
and kept all of his fish alive until the
power was restored at his home
eight days later.
No matter what you decide to
do with your pets, make your plans
now. Consult your veterinarians
with any concerns or questions you
may have.
Remember, your pets depend
on you to take care of them. Use
your good sense, not your emo-
tions when dealing with your pets
during the upcoming storm sea-
son. Make your plans now to avoid

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Special needs shelter space limited

The purpose of the Special
Needs Shelter is to provide a safe
refuge to persons with special
medical needs. The Okeechobee
County Special Needs Shelter is
limited in its ability to provide all
levels of care. A shelter is indeed a
refuge of last resort.
If an individual with special
medidal,needs, has (he opportu-
nity to shelter with friends or fami-
ly in a location that can safely
meet their needs, that choice
would be preferable to a public
Okeechobee County Health
Department, 1728 NW 9th
Avenue, Okeechobee is designat-
ed as the county's Special Needs

Shelter. It has the availability of 50
cots with a capacity for approxi-
mately 150 special needs resi-
dents. There is also a generator
that can provide electrical support
for medical equipment for
approximately 135 shelter resi-
dents, as well as sustaining the
normal operations of the building
such as A/C and lights.
Patients will need to be registered
or reregistered each year begin-
ning in March, using the Special
Needs Shelter Request Form. All.
patient forms, whether re-regis-
tering or registering for the first
time, should be submitted ,as
soon as possible after March. Reg-
istration forms are available at the

health department. The confu-
sion created by those who wait
until the threat of a disaster to reg-
ister should be avoided. Complet-
ed forms: are to be submitted by
mail to The Okeechobee County
Health Department. Special
Needs Shelter, PO Box 1879.
Okeechobee. Florida 34973 or by
fax to (863) 462-5219. Registra-
tion forms will be reviewed by the
Health Department to determine
if the needs of the applicant can
be met safely within the capabili-
ties of available resources. All
applicants will be notified of the
outcome of their request.
cial needs individuals will be
accommodated on simple low to

Safeguard tax records from

With the approach of hurri- tee, American Association of
cane season, the Internal Rev- Attorney-Certified Public
enue Service encourages taxpay- Accountants (AAA-CPA). "Many
ers to safeguard their records., people are now receiving bank
Some simple steps can help statements and documents via e-
taxpayers and businesses pro- mail. One approach, using a
tect financial and tax records in scanner to fill in the gaps of elec-
* -case of hurricanes and other dis- Ironic commerce, is to have all
- ters. :.- financial records in electronic
6 "Eve .if you don't live in' an 'formtnat. By doing so, one can
area proIe to hurricanes, this is copy all of their records onto a
an excellent time to take a few 'key' or 'jump drive' periodically.
minutes to help safeguard fihan- Those keys can be sent to a rela-
cial documents that can be hard tive in another city for safe-keep-
to replace," said Kevin Brown, ing in case one's normal com-
Commissioner of the IRS Small puter backup systems are
Business/Self-Employed Divi- destroyed."
sion. Listed below are tips for Other options include copy-
individuals and businesses by ing files onto a CD or DVD. Also,
tax professionals and the IRS on many retail stores sell computer
maintaining finance, and tax software packages that you can
records. *. use for recordkeeping.
"Disasters such as hurricanes
PaperleSS can't be prevented," said Dennis
B., Drapkin, chair, American Bar
recordkeeping Association (ABA) Section of
Manyopeople receive bank Taxation.. "But the disruption
statements and documents by e- they cause can be reduced.
mail. This method is an out- Remember to safeguard and
stan ,, t oin backstop your most important % records. Store them in a safe
-sucil.c f tax et lace. Back-up your electronic
othe documents cah'6e' miles. Make duplicates where
scanned onto an electronic for- possible and keep them in a sep-
mat. arate location."
"New technologies provide
taxpayers with new opportuni- Document
ties to keep their records tables
secure," said E. Martin Davidoff, valuables
chairman, Tax Liaison Commit- One option is to photograph

or videotape the contents in your
house, especially items of
greater value. The IRS has a dis-
aster loss workbook ( Publica-
tion 584) that can help you com-
pile a room-by-room list of your
"This will help you recall and
prove the market value of items
for insurance and casualty loss
claims," said Tom Ochsen-
schlager, vice president-taxation,
American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants (AICPA). "Be
sure to store the photos with a
friend or family member who
lives away from the geographic
area at risk."
Proximity to your home
should not be your main con-
cern when choosing a location
to store important records.
Remember, a disaster that
strikes your home is also likely to
affect facilities nearby, making
quick retrieval of your records
difficult or impossible.

Check on
Fiduciary Bonds
Employers who use payroll
service providers should ask the
provider if they have a fiduciary
bond in place. The bond could
protect the employer in the
event of default by the payroll
service provider.
Update Emergency Plans
Emergency plans should be

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In the event of a disaster, the
IRS stands ready to help. The IRS
has valuable information you
can request if your records are
Immediately after a casualty,
you can request a copy of a
return and all attachments
(including Form W-2) by using
Form 4506, Request for Copy of
Tax Return.
If you just need information
from your return, you can order
a transcript by calling 1-800-829- 1
1040 or using Form 4506-T,
Request for Transcript of Tax
Return. There is no fee for a tran-
script. Transcripts are available
for the current year and returns
processed in the three prior

Emergency Contacts


Animal Control -
American Red Cross -
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center -
Fire/police emergency -
City of Okeechobee City Hall (answering
machine will have hurricane information).--
Okeechobee County Sheriff (non emergency) -
Okeechobee City Police (non emergency) -
Okeechobee City Fire Department
(non emergency) -
Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue
(non emergency) -
Florida Highway Patrol -
Emergency Management Office -
For information on shelters call Emergency
Management or check their web site at
Raulerson Hospital -
Okeechobee County School Board -
Okeechobee Senior Services -
Okeechobee Utility Authority -
Power outage (Glades Electric)
Power outage (FP&L) 1-800-4-C
Federal Emergency Management Agency -
Operation Blue Roof (U. S. Army
Corps of Engineers) -
Waste Management (garbage pickup) -

Hospice of Okeechobee -
Florida Insurance Storm Line -
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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Everglades Elementary school, 3725 N.W 42nd Ave.
Seminole Elementary School, 2690 N.W. 42nd Ave.
Yearling Middle School, 925 N.W 23rd Lane
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Storm victims
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.person should accompany each
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DeVoss and Cottone place first in teen tourney Sports Briefs

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Tony De Voss (11-14 year old
division) and Danny Cottone (15-
18-year old division) took first place
honors in their respective divisions
at the monthly Big "0" Teen
Anglers, Inc. bass tournament held
last Saturday afternoon at Okee-
Tantie Marina.
DeVoss carried 6.55 lbs. of
Okeechobee largemouths to the
scale for the win.
Cottone's bag of fish weighed in
at 8.95 lbs. securing his first place
finish. He also had a 3.65 lb. beauty
in the bag that gave him big fish
honors in the senior division.
Mike Cornell placed second in
the 11-14-year division with 4.25
lbs. of fish.
Keith Dietz had the big fish of
the junior division. It weighed in at
2.1 lbs.
Garrett Farmer placed second in
the senior division with 6.95 lbs.
Of the 22 young anglers who
participated in the event, only six
came back to the scale empty-
handed. There were 41 fish caught.
Their total combined weight was
59.75 lbs.
The next Big "0" Teen Anglers,
Inc. club tournament is scheduled
to take place on June 24 at the
Okee-Tantie Marina. Weigh-ins
begin at noon.

Submitted to Okeechobee
News/Charlie Hays
Mike Cornell finished in sec-
ond place in the 11-14-year
old division of the Big "0"
Teen Anglers, Inc. monthly
club bass tournament Satur-
day afternoon at Okee-Tantie
Marina. Cornell brought 6.55
Ibs. of bass to the scale to
hook second place honors.

Keith Dietz won big fish honors with a 2.1 Ib. bass In thie 11-
14-year old division of the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass
tournament Saturday afternoon at Okee-Tantle Marina.

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Danny Cottone won first place in the 15-18-year old division
of the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass tournament last Satur-
day at the Okee-Tantie Marina. He had 8.95 lbs. of fish. He
also took the big fish award in his division with a 3.65 lb.

Garrett Farmer placed second In the 15-18-year old division
of the Big "O" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass tournament Saturday
afternoon at Okee-Tantle. He brought 6.95 Ibs. to the scale to
capture the win.

Chobee bulls
announce sign-ups
The Chobee Bulls football
program will hold sign-ups on
June 3 from 9 a.m., until 2 p.m. at
the New Endeavor field house.
For information contact Kim
Cline at (863) 467-9580 or (863)
Summer softball
meeting scheduled
. Okeechobee County Parks &
Recreation Department has
scheduled an organizational
meeting for all interested man-
agers, 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 informa-
tion call (863) 763-6950.
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 cur-
rent year physical from your doc-
tor and a copy of the child's birth
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863)
634-3482 or Albion Crowell at
(863) 697-2576.
Men's softball
tournament planned
A men's softball tournament
with all tournament proceeds
going to the Okeechobee High
School softball program will take
place Saturday, June 3, and Sun-
day, June 4, at the Okeechobee
softball complex across from
Yearling Middle School.
The cost of this tournament is
$300 per team.
The tournament will use ISA
rules with unlimited home runs.
First place will pay $600; second
place will pay $400; and, third
place will pay $200. There will be
a home run derby, and giveaways
throughout the day.
For information contact Kim (863) 634-6322, or
Rob Lowe at (863) 634-2694.

O.H.S. hosting
volleyball camp
The Okeechobee High Schoo:
volleyball team is hosting a sum-
mer volleyball camp for girls ir.
grades 4-8. The camp is sched-
uled for June 12-16, from 9 a.m
until noon at Osceola Middle
School. The cost is $50 per played
and includes a T-shirt and watel
bottle with early registration. YOL
may pick up a registration forrr
in the O.H.S. main office or cal:
Coach May at (863) 634-5836.
Summer play camp
registrations slated
Sign-ups for the Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreatior
Department's 2006 summer play
camps are under way at the
department's new office at the
Okeechobee County Sports Com-
plex, 640 N.W. 27th Lane.
Enrollment is limited and slots
will be filled on a first-come, first-
served basis.
Campers must be 6 to 12 years
of age.
Camps will operate Monday
through Friday, June 12 through
July 28, except for Tuesday, July '
4. Camp hours will be from 8:3C -
a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Camp loca-
tions are: the Douglas Browr ,
Community Center, the Okee-
chobee Civic Center and Centra .
Elementary School.
The regular camp fee is $5C
per week, per participant, plus !
fees for field trips and special.
activities. Special rates have beer
set at $25 per week for a child or
the reduced school lunch pro-
gram, and $10 per week for
child on the free school lunct
program within the Okeechobee
County school system for the
2005-06 school year.
A letter of participation from"
Okeechobee County school fooc
service must be presented at the
time of registration in order tc
qualify for these special rates.
Camp fees include lunch anc
an afternoon snack for eact
Extended hours of 7:30-8:3C
a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. will be
available at both the Civic Centei
and Central Elementary for ar
additional fee of $10 per week
per student.
Tourney trail
changes slate
The Christian Team Trail wil:
not be holding their monthly)
bass tournaments during the
months of June, July and August.
They will resume their tourna.
ment trail on Sept. 2.

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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.1 -"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: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 9:30 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-


Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service for
adults seeking volunteer work.
Volunteer as little as four hours a
week or as many as 20 hours.
Morning, afternoon, and evening
shifts are available. Many oppor-
tunities currently exist. Please
contact the lobby desk at Rauler-
son 'Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For information, call
(863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The
hospital's Volunteen Program
(ages 14-17) begins in June.

Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, is seeking paper towels, old
large towels, blankets, old ken-
nels, gardening utensils and laun-
dry detergent. Anyone wishing to
donate any of the above items is
asked to call (863) 763-4630.

Rescue accepts !
unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwant-
ed horses. If you can't keep them,
donate them by calling (772) 467-
0400. For information, ask for

You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your opera-
tional car, boat, truck or other
vehicle to Kids In Distress by call-
ing (954) 390-7620. Kids In Dis-
tress is a community-supported
agency dedicated to the care,
treatment and prevention of child
abuse and neglect. They have
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spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would
like to teach others? Do you
belong to a civic organization or
religious organization and would
like to spread the word? If you
answered yes to any of these
questions, please contact Karin
Aldridge at Red Road Academy,
(863) 357-5905. We are looking
for volunteers to work a few
hours a month with committed

Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools, as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at (863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.

Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
: Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards program.
The property does not have to be
for sale and is open to residential
and commercial property
throughout the county. For infor-
mation or to obtain entry forms,
contact Christy at (863) 697-3149
or Lori Mixon at (863) 763-0004.

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2 PLOTS- in Silver Hill Ceme-
tery in Froslproof. $600

DOG, Bloodhound. Call to
identify. (863)357-3225
DOG- vicinity of Kings Bay.
Call to identify
day May 22nd., 441 S.,
Please call to identify.
PUG, Female, on Tues., May
23rd, in vicinity of SE 26th St.,
Okeechobee. Call to identify.
PUPPY, Female, chocolate
colored, on SR 80 in front of
Johnson Engineering. Call to
identify. (239)825-3534
1/4/06 on the Lake Okeecho-
bee Scenic trail. Taylor Creek
/Jaycee Park 863-357-0448
ZIPPO LIGHTER, engraved,
found in Okeechobee DOF
parking lot. Call to identify.

BLOOD HOUND, Lost in Treas-
ure Island (behind Brewski's).
Black & Tan. Missing 05/21.
Missing from Otter Creek
area 05/23/06. Needs Med's.
(561)723-2654 Reward
Color & name. Family Pet. Vic.
of SE 36 Terrace off Hwy.
710. 863-634-1492 Rewqrd!
daughters horse, tan &
white, vic of SW 10th St. &
SW 6th Ave. near the Victory
Baptist Church. Reward
634-7711 or 467-2888
WALLET, Black, mens, on
5/24/06 near Ed's Auto Parts
in Okeechobee. LIBERAL
REWARD! (863)467-5571

AKITA Adult male, free to
good home, must know the
breed. Email at:

ei. l Notice

Presenting a T.M. Radflower Auction
to be held @ The Cypress Hut Flea Market
(4701 Hwy. 441 South in Okeechobee)
Saturday, June 3rd @ 3:00 pm
Preview 1:30pm-3:00 pm (Day Of Sale)
Lots include a very old secretary desk, drop leaf Duncan
Phyfe table, old tools, collectibles in glass & silver plate,
'Today's Collectibles Are Tomorrow's Antiques".
Some cool toys and bikes, hardware including 24-22" top
rail for chain link fence, box lots including a mega lot and
many other interesting items to numerous to mention.
Real Life Children's' Ranch Wishes
to thank the participants .of the
May 20th T.M. Radflower Auction.
50/50 drawing for their generous contribution.
We had a great crowd at our Debut Auction. We are really
looking forward to seeing you all again, Saturday @
3:00pm. Lots of goods, good food & good fun for
everyone. Come on down!
Terms: Visa/MC, Cash/Good Check. 10% Buyers Premium
on all items.
Robert A. Dufresne
AU# 3485AB# 2518

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signs and
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old, F, spayed, lovable, great
w/kids. Needs room to run.
KITTEN, Black & white male. 8
weeks old. (863)763-8318 or
MALE CAT- 4yrs old, med
hair, neutered, soft paws, to
good home only
gal., 2 -6 gal tanks, perfect
cond., you dispose of old
gas. (772)260-4898
PUPPIES, 5 weeks old,
American Bulldog & Red Nose
Pit mixed. (863)635-3918
Babson Park.
Free, You haul.
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any Item you may be sell-
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9am til 2pm
1925mSE 4thSt.
Lots of Everything!

Okeechobee, 2991 SE 59th
Blvd., off Hwy. 710
near Hilo Acres
Fri. & Sat., June 2nd & 3rdi
8am to 3pmr
Too much to mention.

Okeechobee, 407 NE 5th St.
Sat. & Sun., June 3rd & 4th
7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Furniture, children's clothing &
odds & ends.
Earn some extra cash.
Sed your used items In
the classMfds

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/opr
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classl-
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Employment -
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Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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$38K/yr to start w/
$42k first yr potential
Come join our team in Okee-
chobee as a Residential
Driver for the nation's lead-
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Waste Management ser-
vices. This is not a drive
only position. Manual labor
is required.
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With experience & training.
Position requires a strong
electrical background,
knowledge of materials,
methods & tools involved
in all aspects of tenant im-
provements for residential,
commercial & industrial.
Must be able to trouble
shoot, and repair all phas-
es of electrical. Valid &
clean driving license. Re-
liable & prompt atten-
Jeff M Robinson, Inc.
Contact Human Resources
Tel: 863-763-2525
Fax: 863-763-1772

Complete Underground
Utility Pipe Crews.
Top pay.
Se necesitan
trabajadores paratuberia.
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W&W Lumber Co. is
growing & we have several
openings available. We are
looking for team players for
the following positions.
*YARD HELP Unloading
trucks, forklift experience
needed, putting up stock.
Certified, Class B, clean
driving record.
Sick pay, Health Ins., 401K,
Vacation & Holiday Pay.
Call Jon at 863-763-3173.
Drug Free Workplace.

Energetic,Self motivated per-
son who loves children to
work for busy Childcare Cen-
ter. 863-467-5588 or fax
resume to 863-467-7560
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The Dily Okchobec N'les Is An Equal Opprtuniity Employer

Night Shift
Ft. Drum Citgo needs overnight staff for the ser-
vice station on Florida's Turnpike. Applicants
must have a clan motor vehicle record. Benefits
include; higher pay for night shift, gas reim-
bursement, paid tolls, health insurance vaca-
tions, 401 K and a pleasant work environment.
We will train all work responsibilities. Advance-
ment opportunities are available for people who
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Beach. Grab a job in the lane with Ft. Drum Citgo
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Class A & B CDL Required.
SBenefits Available..

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Applicants must possess the following skills:
Commitment to detail with data entry,.familiar
with accounts payable, able to handle multiple
priorities, excellent organizational skills, able to
meet deadlines, a positive attitude and excellent
communication skills. Benefits, DFWP-
Please fax resume to 863-763-2882
or email resume to

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

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Immediate Openings All Shifts
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Apply.In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


Opportunities- 305
Money Lenders S310
Tax Preparation 315

Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment Ihat is illegal or con-
sideted fraudulent. In all
Lases of questionable val-
ue. such as promises ol
guaranteed income liom
work-al-home progiams- i
it sounds too good to be
true, chances aie that il is.
II you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead ol lime,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau al
772-878-2010 lor previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance ltoll costs. We
will do our besl to aletl our
reader of these charges in
,the ads, hbut occasionally
we may not be aware of he
charges. Therefore., I you
call a number out lnoyour
aica, use caution

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Credit Repair
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Fail Reliable
812 E. North Park St.
Okeechobee, FL
Office: (863) 763-9400
Fax: (863) 763-Q'4 1


twien Babysitting 105
ilew. Child Care Needed 410
mail Child Care Offered4 15
coM Instruction 420
NS Services Offered425
er. Insurance 430
Medical Services-135

O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
ED Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
SFlorida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
per Seawalls
,,li (863)634-2044

Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating,.Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
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Air Conditioners 605
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets- Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins. Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.'Video 580
Crafts, Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps,'Lightd 6.10
Luggage 645
Medical Items 350
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,"
Equipment 665
Pets 'Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700-
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 9 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

A/C- For Travel Trailer, Dual
Therm, '05, 120v, 1 phase,
1500 BTU Used 1/2 yr.
$425. (863)467-6868
A/C UNITS- 3 ton, Air & heat,
$350. (863)674-9907
1-12,000 BTU's & 1-8,000
BTU's w/remote. Both new
$400. will sep 863-675-8182
2.5 ton & 3 ton $70'0 for
both or will separate.,
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
it in the riassifiPdRls

$100. (863)407-1912

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train, halter neck, Dulciana Holds up 10 I 18 001 l i i
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AVON PRODUCT- big box of' ir, w* i ril u ,oup 1'l,
older' items. $50 18 31630,.')44

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15'I] Wi, *'P Home Edillon'
OV0 FPijver C Burner di.-.
tq o F,,0 ,) 94K.,. 3769
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Prinler 6100 Mnirinali us.
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ARMOIRE. Hand Painled.
Cnji h,1i'i wellrr. Luv I Lbul
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BUNK BEDS, Wooden wi/tuili
in de .. i :el 1 rail wer, Very,
):ioid :onallion 1'.860:A
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CHAIRS (4), Dining or ,irrii
table,.nice, off white fabric
.casters, swivel/tilt w/oak arms
,& trim. $100 (863)357-3779
CHEST, 3 Drawer, Pine. $40.
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $650
COUCH, 8 Ft. w/floral design.
- Very nice & clean! $80.
COUCH, Tan, Very good con-
dition. $125. LeBelle
ment'ctr & Living room set,
$650. Will separate.
DINING SET with 4 chairs,
iron and glass. $750.
(863)467-1020 after 6pm.
Haverty's white washed oak.
$350. (863)467-1020 after

iSpecial Notic

To order, circle item(s),
clip & send w/ check to:
U-B, ild Features
15241 Stagg St.
Van Nuys, CA 91405

TRIC STOVE working condi-
tion, both for $175 or best
offer (863)467-8339
asking $200' for both or will
.sell separate (863)675-0550.
luxe, black. $100 or best offer.
Good condition. $50.
bic ft.; iri lleo i w r1,ie $75
863-67440874. .
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lun l4yf ,olid v.rili $2130

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shelves 6.5'x6.5' Like'new,
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LIVING ROOM SET, 3-piece, 2
lov& e.3iA :. 1. chair. Good
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FLUTE,' with case. Excellent
condition. Paid $600, asking
$200 (863)635-3918 Babson

' Smith Corona display dic-
tionary. Like new, $50

BICHON FRISE, Male, born
1iI" 9' iI uie:i.r1 w'papers.
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CHIHUAHUA- male. k,' req
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CHINCHILLAS-2 rjiiP: i 'i-
nji' .0 i o.,ij iFr 1 1 will SV1
COCKATIELS, 1 male 8 1 fe-
i l G i.ii IlI lr-ee.,jinr] i.80
will1 :-p i,i ,tI nt l'14 11: '
Ijd B li1 .. T ,n Male.

DOG HOUSE, Li,) Igloo
l- '. i'.iiS?.16L1
DOG PENS. (21 Large i/gate.
$1,00 ,, w1 l :,'i; r.ji- Call
Rick i"s.9paij.3 ;4 in La-
MII-PIN PUPPIES- .,w : ohil,
CKC reg.. & they have Heilin
papers.. 5.
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Irllnl d '".400 18F1S,6j -61814
CICIHLIDS I D000 Will ep.

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1450 i6:i|6i0,.1I2i

Sharp, 25", with remote,
rn ed proi iramrTnino: $30.
TV, Toshiba, BIG SCREEN 5'5
Fio 'ILr Moiel w ii' -iTioie A l-,
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(8I Q 675-7105

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DRILL PRESS: 1. l1 .
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4J500 wijn 8r np 120'240
vaII I, 142' hris $.450
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HOIST, A-Frame, He4vy Duly
.2 Tn:ri *'8' solidd .lecl 3asIl-
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'MAC TOOLBOX- Economi:rT
4000, asking $800 or'best
o:nir i8634163-08'5.6
Master Slim Jim Kit: Book'.
RHlds Snims iJrliniO,. (
iruLc, of" imTiportl re, $300.
Now 1 I'li i863|763"3551
iloise;, uLiiig io ri:h p3raiing
lip,$400 (863)763.9527

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Okeechobee News, Thursday, June 1, 2006


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies B45
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

yrs., very gentle, no bad hab-
its, saddle & bridle broke, all
shots. $1000 (863)673-006.5
very gentle, good for any dder,
trailers well, 'all vaccinations.
$1200 (863)673-0065
PAINTED GELDING, 5 yrs. old,
Bay Color. Broke, but no be-
ginners. $750. (863)467-7295
Palamino Paint Gelding, 6
years old, 15 hands, used for
trail, loads, ties; good ride.
$1000 neg. (863)634-9314
Flaxen main & tail, 8 years old.
(2) black, lots of'silver. 15"
seat, & 17" seat $1000 will
sep/trade (239)465-1393
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Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners
RFP 2006 -12
Okeechobee County hereby requests PROPOSALS from qualified bidders for the re-
habiitatiaon of one (1) single-family home located in unincorporated Okeechobee
County as a part of the State Housing Initiative Partnership (S.H.lP.) program.
Proposals are due no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern Thme on Friday, June 30, 2006
and delivered or mailed to: Mr. Geore Long, County Administrator, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 the unty will not assume any responsibility for
mail being received on time). Any and all proposals received after this time and
date will not be opened or considered.
Proposals should be submitted in separate sealed envelopes marked State Housing
Initiative Partnership PS.H.l.P) Program Wheeler. All bids must be accompanied
by Pr-7068 "Public Entity Crime Rport," Proof of Insurance, Licenses and the
'Vendor Drug Free Work Place" form. Forms must be fully executed by the re-
sponder and returned with the bid package.'
For specific project information contact Linda Rucks at (863) 763-6731 or by fax
at (863) 763-9203. Specifications may be obtained from the S.H.I.P Administra-
tor located at 456 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee. Bids will be opened at 3:05
p.m: on June 30, 2006 in the County Administrators Office at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse.
A MANDATORY meeting for review of this project will be held on Tuesday, June
13, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. In the meeting room at the County Administration Annex,
456 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee. Any firm who is not in attendance in this
room by 2:05p.m: will be unable to bid.
The County reserves the right to waive formalities or informalities in proposals, to
reject any and all proposals, or to negotiate further with any or all proposers and
accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparation or delivery of proposals
to the County. Okeechobee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively
seeking Minority Contractor participation and promotes Fair Housing..
John W. Abney, St, Chairman
Board of County Commisslpners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board ofCounty Commissioners
138675 ON 6/1/06

CALVES: Shots, Woimed
$200 & up. Also Cows: Young
& Healthy. $400 & Up.
Will Deliver. 863-235-0838
Your next job could be in
today's classifleds. Did
you look for It?


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Propertv -

John Deere Garden Tractor. House Rent 930
Good condition. New $350, Land Rent 935
Now $100. (772)971-9474 Resort Property -
KEE- 22", 5hp, alum deck, Re mate 950
elect start Runs perfect. Rooms to Rent -955
$250. (863)517-2077 La- Strag Space -
Bele Rent 960
LAWN MOWER, Craftsman,
LT 2000, 181/ hp,' 42". Bought ..
5/05. Used 6 hrs. $900 or golf rtm0i
carttrdde. (863)467-4735
ers, 421" ut, l i6hp Bolins Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
cast iron eng., '$550. nity. No pets Call between 9-4.
(863)763-345 '5 pm daily (863)357-2044
N. of OKEE-2Br,1 Ba
RIDING MOWER- Snapper, 12 mi. N of Okeechobee. $575
42" cut, Good condition. 'mo. 1st & sec No Pets! Non
Sa rter $175 smokingenvi. (863)467-1717
'(863)447-2130 8:30am- 3:30pm, or email
MOWER, Wheel Horse,.42" NW OKEECHOBEE:
cut, $750.(863)763-3451 BR PW onKE larOBS
SNAPPER- 12 HP Rear engine. d; pH' e, orTI
Great shape. $550. 1itJ mrro ,i.22ijjMovui.
3I51 ,i20,7- Labelle 'JI (ull 561 -1965
TioyBilt Tiller h-hp 160)0, Les- Okeechobee, Large 1BR In
,iown.i urir, d rii noDels V.(,80
co SS Pro Fertilizer spreader 1 $ s-c r utlihln e
-it00l Red Max Trimmer i 95's- +
Red Max Back Pack Blower *863-634-0322
$?00 Black Max 80 gal 220 OKEECHOBEE NEW 2BR/1BA-
Air Compressor $525 Triple & 1BR/1BA for lease, No
lawn trailer racks $50 pets or smoking. Call
(863;)2.:.-12;:0 (863)634-7489

CBS HOUSE, SW Section,
2BR,1 BA,115SW9thSt.,
Tile Floors. $750 mo. & $1700
to move in. (863)634-0512
Duplex in town, 2BR/1BA.
$650/mo..No pets,
no smoking. Call
(863)357-8303 Lv. message.
3bd, 2 ba on Canal
$1,300 per mo.
1st, last + sec.
Call 863-763-2262
plex. $850 mo. Call David @
ritchards GMAC. Real Estate.
KINGS BAY, 3br, 2ba, Pool,
Tennis courts, W/D, Lawn
Sserv. $1150.,mo. +, 1st, &
Last sec dep 863-697-3008,
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1-Brand
.new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
RIM CANAL, 2BR/1BA avail.
6/10, Furnished, water view,
dock, pool, tennis, hno pets.
$999 mo. + 1st, last& sec..
Call (863)634-8757\rental
It's never too late to iand
the perfect gift. Look for
It In tina ctl8mlea.

OKEECHOBEE, 12 Acres near
Hwy 441 & 98, monthly rent
$100/acre. Barn Ponds, Well
water, Fenced. 561,798-1960.

West Side ol New Courlhouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE BUILDING, for sale or
lease, 1600 sq. ft., avail.
now, .Call 'Judy

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For the purpose of Section 147() of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amend-
ed, notice Is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida (the "Board"), will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, June
22, 2006, at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as practicable, at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 NW Second Street, Okeechobee, Florida, 34972, to con-
sider the approval of a plan of finance to provide capital Including the issuance
from time to time by the Escambia County Housing Finance Authority (the "Au-
thority"), on behalf of Okeechobee County, Florida and other participating
counties, of not exceeding $150,000,000 Single Famlly Mortgage Revenue Bonds
in multiple series from time to time.
The proceeds of such bonds together with funds from other sources available to the
Authority, will be used to finance, or refund outstanding obligations, the proceeds
of which will be used to finance the purchase of single family residences to be
occupied primarily by first-time home buyers of moderate, middle or lesser in-
come within Okeechobee County, Florida and various other counties in the State
of Florida.
The bonds and interest thereon shall hot constitute a debt or indebtedness of the Au-
thority within the meaning of any provisions orimitations of the statutes or Con-
stitution of the State of Florida, Okeechobee County, Florida, or other participating
counties or housing finance authorities, but will be payable solely from payments
made from the revenues generated from the housing program.
All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision made at this pub-
lic hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, they
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is.made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
At the time and place fixed for said public hearing persons who appear will be given
an opportunity to express their views for or against the proposal to issue said
bonds, and any written comments received by the Clerk of the Circuit Court, ex-
officio clerkto the Board will be considered.
Any person requiring reasonable accommodation at this meeting because of a
disability or physical impairment should contact the County Administrators Office
at least seven days before the meeting at 304 NW Second Street Okeechobee, FL
34972; Telephone: (863) 763-6441.
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n v n Uin.p. y I .n i ,
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OKEECHOBEE- female pre-
ferred, kids ok, full house,
privileges, $450/mo.
Get a quick response to
any Rom you may be soil-
Inn with a classified ad.

Real Estate I

Business Places -
Sale 1.005
Property -Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State'-
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

OKEE.- Remodelea 2br. 11,
ba, 2 Story, Fenced patio. Oak
Lake Apartments. $91,900.

2tbd dbl wide .,n Like, new
rnri13 rDjol, new carpet
thr ouot, 18ft above,
ground pool,.FIa room &
screen room:w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
SAI. in $160,000
-d63)fi73-16i ,,,
2-story on 1.25 acre high &
dry Viking lot. Fenced, never
lived in. All appliances; central
a/c. $155,000 (863)824-2603
or (877)511-0624
Palm.Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const., car-
port, storage shed, $265k.
561-236-0293. '

AIR PARK, 50K Under Market.
1 ac 2 hangers 4000' run
way $159K 561-756-4586,

'Treasure Island Lot SE 27th St.
$80,000. Craig Eaton, Realtor.
United Country-Pippin
Properties. (863)697-0964

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020

No pets. 1 year lease required.
$650/mo:. + $1200 sec.,
Mobile Home, BHR, 2/1, fur-
nished, no pets, $700 mo.,
1st, last & security.

Okeechobee, Otter Creek
Estates, 5BR/2BA, office, front
& back porch, very nice, on
1 + acres. $150,000 For more
information call

L'x~rarm in

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

AIR BOAT- asking price
$6000, 13' fiberglass laser
hull, polymer bottom, 220
GPU, all 6 jugs, shop rebuilt,
(863)697-0008 or

Aluminum Boat, 14'6' long,
25hp mtr.,,w/trailer, $750.

Aluminum boat trailer made
by Pioneer, will hold up to a
20ft boat, single axle,'14" tires.
$850 (863)763-7609
BOAT, Aluminum, 13 Ft.
w/o rs.. Great shape! No trail-
er. $300 or best offer.
(863)697-8507 after6pm.
shape $500.
FISHING BOAT, 14 Ft., Fiber-
glass, Swivel seats, 9.9 Mari-.
ner eng. on galv. trailer. $1500
orbestoffer, i863);,.6 3551
PRO CRAFT 1984,17 Ft., 6 In.
w/150 Johnson GT. $2500.
Seville Searay, '86, 20', cutty
cabin, am/fmni/cd, 17hp
Mer i, inboard/outboard,
1.24 5 (863)467-6725
Earn some extra cash.
Sael your used Items In
thle lassmeads

FLAGSTAFF '86, 23ft pop-up,
central air and heat, refrigera-
tor, sleeps 6. $4250
MOTOR HOME: Low miles.
New tires. Very good condi-
tion. $2000 or best offer.
(863)634-8854 '
Ft., 2001, Diesel, Freight liner
chassis, 6 spd.,Allison trans.,
2 slideouts, Loaded, Garage
kept 24.500 mls' $105,000.
f86 l 63-l4 3340

er, '99, New.carpet, Frdge &
tires. Very good shape.
$12,000. (863)357-5986

BOAT TRAILER; Double axle
with title.$200 (239)410-3784

APRILIA RS50 2003 eng.
swaped for a 250 2 stroke,
run &. drives exc. $2500
BMW K75RT'92-70K miles,
paid $3500 asking $2500 firm
(863)634-9620 Okee area
Sportsfer, Bell drive, alot of
chrome, big tank & big seat.
SUZUKI 85L '04- 10hrs, like
new, $2000 (863)634-0856


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4010

ACURA LEGEND '92, 3.21, V6,
5 speed, 4 door, needs some
work. $2500 or best offer,
needs transmission, $250.
(863)357-1938 ",
CAMARO Z28- '93, Needs
work, $1800. Or best offer.
matic, V6, 2.4L, 2dr, green,
CD, a/c, $1250. Call
(239) 657-4348.
DODGE NEON- '98, 4, new
tires. Good condition. Runs

DODGE SHADOW '92, Auto-.
matic, A/C works. Asking
$1500 or best offer.
FLEETWOOD '92- 2dr, SW
edition new starter/headliner.
Runs, Looksgreat. $1500.

V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $300. Call
(239) 657-4348.
NEONS '96- (2) $800 FOR
BOTH (863)983-9908
PONTIAC SE 1988, Original
owner. Full power, A/C, $2500
or best offer. (863)697-8507
after 6 pm.

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Bartow, Florida
May 16, 2006
Advertisement No. 1
Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida. .Sealed bids will be received until
2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday; June 15, 2006 and will be opened
and publicly read aloud in the Multi Purpose Conference Room. Bidders may ob-
tain preliminary bid results at http://www dot state fl us/cc-admin/ Click on "Let-
ing Results" and DI.
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra-
tor, District Contracts Office, Mall Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, or PO Box 1249, Bartow,
Florida 33831, Phone: (863)519-2559. Checks should be made payable to the
State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will be made.
Issued after 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, June 14 2006. Plan
holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on Friday, June 9, 2006.
NO 420578-1-52-01 Improvements consist of widening, signing and pavement
marking on Stat Road 35 (US17) from a point of Shell Creek Court northerly
0.075 miles to a point north of Shell Creek Court (Approx 60 Calendar Days).
(Flexible Start Time 100 days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Alan Aulry,
(863) 519-2228 alan autmrvdot state f us BUDGET AMOUNT $172,806.00.
JECT NO 420906-1-72-01 Work consists of Roadside Mowing and Litter Remov-
al. (prox 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Gary Burnett,
(863) 386-6104 gary burnettudot state flus BUDGET AMOUNT $160,000.00.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F64-RO) COUNTY Sarasota and Manatee: (D FUNDS): FINAN-
CIAL PROJECT NO 414925-1-72-01 & 414926-1-72-01 Work consists of Edging
and Sweeping on the Primary System. (Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PRO-
JECT MANAGER: Art Hall (941)359-7312 .
arthurhallidot state i us BUDGET AMOUNT $235,000,00.
PROJECT NO 414901-172-01 & 414902-1-72-01 Work consists of Maintaing
State Highway Lighting System. Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT
MANAGER: John Anerson, (863) 674-4027 john andersonNdot state fl us
BUDGET AMOUNT $40,000.00,
Cheryl L, Sanchlous
District Contracts Administrator
135464'ON/CGS 5/25;6/1/06

Pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the State of Florida's Consultants
.'rTi..,irUt re.,ruii,,ilui,. ALI .m'] the State Requirements for Educational Fa-
,: 1 r HiF. ii", I.r.I,.i b8:,.-ij :,r Trustees of.Indian River Community College
will consider the contratig of a CONSTRUCTION MANAGER (CM) for providing
professional services forthe following construction project.
The project will consist of:
Worng with the project architect in the.deslgn poase, hcluding value enginer-
img, e evelopmaen ot a Guaranees Ma unlT ce (IMP), an1consrnucone
services. '
Business entities interested in providing' construction management services to Indian
River Community College (IRCC) are hereby notified that their Statement of
Qualifications for providing the required services must be received by the deadline
of 200 m local time ursday June 22 o006 in the RCC Facilities Plannino
Office at 3209 Virginia Avenue Buildino "S" Room 233 Fort Pierce Florida
I ont s for completion and submission of the Construction Management State-
ment of Qualificatlons may be obtained at the IRCC Facilities Planning Office.
3209 Virginia Avenue, Building "S', Room 233, Fort Pierce, n,..i, .4i *:.'r.
or preferred to e-mail your request to Divelo or by calling me racilles
Oficeat 772-462-7360. .
IRCC reserves the right to waive any informality in the selection process and to re-
ject any or all Statements of Qualifications.
138637 ON 6/1,8,15/6

LOoIng i 0 buy Antiqur CJr
CoivertiDle, Truc, Please cail

CHEVY BLAZER- 00-4-,4, AC.
3ulo, wvry good conaO. 6300
Reduced to 1$5500 or oDes
offer, can be seen at E & E
Automotive, 3585 N 441.
FORD F150 '89, Single cab,
runs great. Minor body work
needed. $2500
JEEP CHEROKEE 1990, 4x4,
Auto., 6 cyl., Good condi-'
tion. Runs good. Cold A/C.
$2500 (239)340-4866

F250/350, w/caps 8 lug,
4/set 4x4, almost new,
$350: (863)673-1404 eves.
BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck' excel. $100
or best offer (863)763-6747
DRIVE ON RAMP- you. must
remove and haul $125
Chrome, w/light guards for
.'98 Chevy Tahoe & more,
$125 neg. (863)675-0705
Runs good,'New tires. Front
end damage. $400 or best
offer. (863)697-3008
RIMS For-S-10 truck; 18" x
7 1/2", brand new, never on
truck, asking $700.
RIMS, 22" & TIRES, fits late
model Chevy full size, 65%
tread on tires, asking
$1900. (863)634-4376
RIMS; (4) 16" Alum., w/covers
for '99 and up Ford, 8 lug.
$75. (863)763-6216'
STEP BARS Tube type for ex-
tended cab for truck, Summit
#fey-23-1430, $100. Call
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $500
neg. (863)697-0328
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 250, '90- runs
good, needs fuel pump, fi-
berglass work body w/ladder
rack. $300 (863)655-0030.
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spd., 4 cyl., 7K org. mis. Good
tires. Just needs a little TLC.
$1400 neg. (863)675-6142
FORD F150 1979, 4x4, Brand
new 35" tires, 4 spd. trans.,
351 engine. Runs great $2500
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $900 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.
FORD F150 XLT '91, 4x4,
5.8 automatic, runs but
needs work. $1200 or best
offer. (863)467-6143
FORD F250 '91, With Reading
utility bed. Rebuilt motor, as is.
$3500 neg. (863)|74-0416

runs & looks good, $1700.

Runs good Cold A/C.
$2500. 863-634-0512 or
JEEP '95, 4 cyl., 5 speed.. 8"
lift kit, custom bumpers. 8,000
pound wench; tow bar,
38.5x12.5 swamper buggers;
488 gears. This Jeep will go
anywhere. Asking. $7500
Limited. $2500

4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex-
tra heavy duty, elec brakes
$1600 (863)234-1230
rear let down iamp, front tool
compartment, $750.
TRAILER, For motorcycle or 4
wheeler, lowrider. $300

165K mls., FM/CD. Looks"
great. Runs a little rough. Ask-
ing $1800 (863)467-1000
CHEVY VAN' 87- cold air, new
tires, $790 (863)673-0782
or (863)674-0837
VAN, TV, VCR, Play Station,
Captains Seats, A/C. Good'
cond. $2400 (863)634-8854
FORD AEROSTAR '94- needs
rocker panels, $1500
FORD VAN 1500- $350.
ER SE 1996, 7 Pass. Mini Van.
114K. New tires. Very good
cond. FM/Cass. A/C, P/W, V6,
C/C, Tilt. Silver w/grey int.
$3450. (863)675-4212

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Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on June 15, 2006, at
9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute
713.78 for unpaid towing and storage
charges. Year, make, model and yn
are as follows.
1996 Pontlac Sunflre
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cltra
1992 Cadl DeVille
VIN# 1G6CD53B2N4225695
1986 American Jeep Cherokee
VIN # 1JCWB7820GTO12594
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is'
condition with no guarantee's.
138788 ON 6/1/2006 .

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Advertisement No. 2
.Sealed bids.for woLk included in this notice elvaounl :3(10 M.
lanasee Local rima e on wennesuay, June 01, z liatWe CentraT uoce,
05 Suwannee S Rm' 60, the Mall Room or the DOT Auditorium in Tallahassee,
Florida and other district locations as indicated in the DOT Bid Solicitation Notice.
BdsOlubmitted 1or the.subject letting mustJe receved by 10:30.AM..June 21
2u, at any of the.referenced locaaons. Bid totals 2or eacn Ml suen 1, re-
gardless of location submitted, will be read aloud at 11:15 A.M., Jue 21,2006 in
the DOT Auditorium Tallahassee, Florida. The sealed bids receive in the District
locations will be publicly opened oni Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. in
Room B1 of the DOT Building in Tallahassee. If the bid amount is greater thar
$250,000.00, the Contractor must be prequalified as required by Florida Statute
337.14(1) and RuleChapter 14-22.
Proposal F rmuswi0lic be issued after 10:30 A.M. (Tallahassee Local Time) on
ueseay, Junezu, U000.
Bidders are hereby notified that all bids on any of the'following projects are likely to
be rejected if the lowest responsive bid received exceeds the engineers estimate
by more than ten percent (10%). In the event any of the bids are rejected for this
reason,, the project may be deferred for readvertising for bids until such time tha
a more competitive situation exists. In addition, award o a all feerally funded pro-
jects will be subjectto Federal Highway Adminiatration concurrence.
Ordeas furIheoedm ant .hould bE directed tho th oanqgercotactsAd min
605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0455, Phone: (850) 414-4000
Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Department of Trasporta.
tion. No refunds will be made. .
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FINPROJNO(S):41177415201 *) FEDERALAIDNO:8887190A '
Flexible Start Time
The Improvements under this contract consist of reflective ,
pavement marker installation.
FINPROJNO(S): 20010915201 (*) FEDERALAIDNO:8887191A
FlexRible Start Time '
The improvements under this contract consist of sidewalk
construction on NW 23rd Lane.
1386890N6/1,8/06 '


Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applcation(s) for permit have been received tor proiect(s) in-Okeechobee County:
Cottages at the Lake, 10820 SE Bow Lane, Hobe Sound, FL 33455, has submitted
Application 051228-1 for modification of Environmental Resource Permit
47-00663-P for 3.21 acres of residential lands. The water will be discharged te
Th Rim roi sand the project is located in Section 36, Township 37 South,
:i ': Y. i,. . I
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
Sfor a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plication by writingto the South'Florida.Water Management District, Atn: Environ-
mental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680,
but such comments or requests must be received by5:00 PM within 21 days
from of publication,
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requestedin order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
reviewng the staff report.
137919 0N 6/1/06

File No.: 2006-CP-066
.The administration of the estate of DIANE
LEE BOGGS, deceased; File Number
,2006-CP-066, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 304 Northwest Second Street,
Room 101, Okeechobee, FL 34972.
The name and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
All other creditors of the decent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, Includ-
ing unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
The date of the first publication of this
Notice Is May 25th, 2006.
Personal Representative:
Jack Lee Boggs aka Jackie Lee Boggs
5398 S.E. 67th Avenue
Lot 15 BlockI16
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Attorney for Personal Representative:
1001 North U.S. Highway One
Suite 604
Jupiter, Rorida 33477
Telephone: (561746-7073
By: Wallace B. McCalli
Fla. Bar #157086
137096 ON 5/25:6/1/06

A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Monday the 12th day of June 2006
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1987 Blue Ford Bronco II
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
133993ON 6/1/06

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A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow;
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd.-
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974' *
on Friday the 16th day of June 2006;
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant toq
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow:-.
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1997 White Che PU
1999 Tan Pymouth Breeze
Terms of sale are cash, and no check.
will be accepted. The seller reserve.
the right of final bid. A sales are fina,
No refunds wil be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with n.
13995 ON 6/1/06 .

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