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Vol. 97 No. 156 Monday, June 5, 2006 504 Plus tax


Briefs
A note from
the Chamber
A company posing as the
Okeechobee County Cham-
ber of Commerce is making
phone calls and asking busi-
nesses that they renew their
advertising on the Chamber
map or select new advertising.
These people are not associat-
ed with the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Com-
merce in anyway. Please refer
any calls from this company to
the Chamber office at 763-
6464, so Chamber officials can
advise them to cease and
desist using the Chamber's
name and credibility for their
own purposes. The Chamber
of Commerce does not solicit
over the phone. Any Chamber
of Commerce campaign will
be in writing and \will deal
directly with the Chamber
office at 55 S. Parroll Ave.
Road closings
County Route 15B \vill be
closed to through tralfic for
repair of the railroad crossing
beginning June 5. Beginning
June 12, C.R. 15A will be
closed for the same reason
Pool closed
The pool at the Sports
Complex has been closed
since Thursday due to prob-
lems with the pump Work
will continue on it next week
and it will be reopened \ her
fixed. A local swim meet for
the Shock Waves scheduled
for Saturday, June 3, \%as can-
celed and \\ill be rescheduled
when the pool is operational.


Inside

Tiger owner
sparks debate
LHAVANA ,-, -
Johnson's lo,
sizes has rai
brows in north
The part-tirnt-roDwyiswnves
on 18 acres in a wooden house,
where four house cats lounge
inside on tiger-striped couches
and rub their faces against
leopard print curtains.
Outside, some larger
cousins tm\u cougars and a
Siberian tiger -have found a
home in Johnson's backyard.
And though some animal advo-
cates want to outlaw her exotic
pets, Johnson has vowed to
battle, well, tooth and claw.
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Drought Index
Current: 567
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.61 feet


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

Index

Classifieds ...... .9-11
Comics ........... .8
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .......... 9
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ..... ... .4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports . . . .5
TV . . . . . . . .10
Weather ............ 2
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Hurricane preparedness:


What are you forgetting?


By Randy Smith
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District
So much to remember so
much to do: assemble a supply
kit, designate a family contact,
plan for pet care. Preparing for
hurricanes is a time consuming
but critical necessity. One thing
people don't usually think about,
though, is their neighborhood
drainage system. What's there to
think about?
We live in a low, flat place and
depend on our interconnected
drainage system to remove
excess water during and after
hurricanes. Part of that drainage
system may be in your neighbor-
hood, or perhaps just behind
your house. Do you know who
maintains your canal? Do you


knowwho to call?
Drainage is through a three-
tier system managed by separate
,entities. The South Florida Water
Management District operates
and maintains the primary canal
system. These canals are num-
bered with the prefix "C" (C-38)
and some levee borrow canals
with the prefix "L" (such as L-
63N). You may have seen mascot
Freddy, the friendly alligator, on
District signs pointing them out.
Our agency can answer your
questions about operation and
maintenance of the primary
canal system and about canal
right of way clearances.
"People tend to focus on
canal drainage only during the
wet season, but they need to be
canal conscious all-year long,"
says Tom Fratz, director of the


District's Right of Way Division.
Vegetation and structures along a
canal easement may ultimately
end up in the canal and cause
blockage around water control
structures downstream. In turn,
these obstructions will prevent
water from properly draining,
which may result in flooding. To
find out about District right of
way permitting rules for primary
canals, you can call 863-462-5280
(toll free 800-432-2045).
So you don't live near a pri-
mary canal. Could it be an-inter-
connecting secondary canal?
These are maintained by your
city, county or a drainage district.
"It is important to be familiar
with the water management sys-
tem and who is responsible in
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Congratulations!
Mark Judy (right) and Larry Johnson (left) were mem-
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School. The graduation took place Tuesday evening at
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Survey will help with stormwater plan
OKEECHOBEE The City of Okeechobee and Okeechobee Coun-
ty are jointly involved in preparing a stormwater master plan to deal
with the overall drainage situation in the county, and they need your
help.
* Residents are being asked to fill out a simple six-question form
describing drainage problems with which they are familiar. Additional
comments can be added.
The forms can be picked up at Okeechobee City Hall, 55 S.E. Third
Ave.; the Okeechobee County Annex, 499 N. W. Fifth Ave.; and, the
South Florida Water Management District, Okeechobee Service Center
at 205 N. Parrott Ave., Suite 201.
Completed forms can be returned to the above locations or e-
mailed to www.co.okeechobee.fl.us. The deadline for submission of
forms is June 15.


- Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
S-o the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business own-
ers located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which is the
target district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are urged to
participate.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of concern
to the proper authorities.
S Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-
streetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.


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your area," says. Benita Whalen
from the District's ,Okeechobee
Service Center.
Maybe there's an encroaching
structure, such as a gazebo, dan-
gerously near the canal, or you
want to report an obstruction, say a
downed tree down in the canal.
Then call your secondary drainage
provider.
Ditches and ponds on your
property are also part of the inter-
connected system. They hold
excess rainwater, which is released
to secondary canals, then to pri-
mary canals as drainage progress-
es through the system. The neigh-
borhood, or tertiary system, is
maintained by your community's
homeowner association. Do you
have the number of your associa-
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responsible for?
You can help lessen the odds
that your home or community will
flood by learning about our region-
al flood control system, keeping
canal rights of way clear, and
reporting or correcting problems
throughout the year. Knowing who
to call about your canal is an
important part of preparedness.
During hurricane onslaught, the
District activates its Emergency
Operations Center and a citizen
call-in line is available and publi-
cized. When a call is received at the
District's Citizen Information Line,
District representatives can provide
the correct contact information for
your county, city or. drainage dis-
trict if the drainage concerns are
not related to the District owned
and operated primary drainage
system. So that's another number
you can add: Citizen Information
Line Toll-free (877) 429-1294 or
(561) 682-6234 during hurricane
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Soil solarization can reduce pests in your garden


By Dan Culbert
and Gene McAvoy
I've noticed that Okeechobee
has a lot of enthusiastic vegetable
gardeners. Many are now lament-
ing that it's time to put the trowel
down for the season. And as the
spring garden is put to rest for the
summer, the time is right to
reduce future garden pests by
cooking them during the sum-
mer.
Today's column was adapted
from Hendry County Extension
Director Gene McAvoy, and
describes how soil solarization
can reduce pests in next year's
garden. Following these steps
now will take a small amount of
time, and save lots of aggravation
next year.
Many gardeners are looking
for pest solutions that don't
involve pesticides. How about a
method that is non-chemical that
will reduce all kinds of pests. Gar-
deners often ask for a treatment
that can reduce soil borne nema-
todes, but since there are no
chemicals labeled for nematode
control by homeowners, soil
solarization may be the only alter-
native.
Soil solarization is a non-
chemical method of pest man-
agement. Clear polyethylene plas-
tic is used to cover moist soil that
is ready to be planted. The heat
generated by sunlight hitting the
soil will be trapped under the
plastic. Soil temperature can
warm high enough to kill many
insects, nematodes, fungi and
weed seeds in the upper few inch-
es of the bed.
In Central Florida, 30 days of
solarization of soil infested with
root-knot nematodes and wilt
fungi increased tomato yields 48
percent over those grown in soil
that had been left bare (fallow)
for the same 30 days. Wilt affect-
ed 80 percent of plants in the fal-
low plots but only 8 percent of
plants in the solarized plots.
Soil temperatures are magni-
fied because incoming solar radi-
ation is trapped under the clear
plastic. Plastic covering the on the
soil increases soil temperatures
by keeping in the heat and mois-
ture. In addition, a greenhouse
effect is produced under the plas-
tic covered garden.
To be effective, soils must start
out moist and maintain a high soil
moisture content. Moisture
increases the heat sensitivity of


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soil-borne pests and moist soil
conducts heat more easily than
dry soil.
. The best time for soil solariza-
tion would be during our hot
summer months. Fortunately
these are the off-season in most
peninsular Florida vegetable gar-
dens anyway. The bad thing is
that our summers are also our
wettest period of the year. Fre-
quent rainfall will cool the soil
and to allow insulating puddle
rainwater to sit on the surface of
the plastic mulch.
Soil solarization has been used
to reduce damage caused by a
wide range of soil-borne fungi,
weeds, and nematodes in Israel,
Jordan, and California. However,
it can not be recommended with-
out reservation for Florida, where
it has worked well in some trials
but failed in others.
Soil Solarization Procedures
and Precautions
1. Soil should be covered for at
least 4 weeks, and preferably
longer, during a hot and sunny
time of the year. June and July
appear to be most suitable in
Florida, since air and soil temper-
atures are highest, and day length
and the angle of the sun provide
for maximum solar energy hitting
the soil at that time.
2. Soil must be well tilled
before covering in order to
destroy clods and plant debris.
Garden refuse can interfere with
uniform movement of heat
through the soil and protect some
organisms from the full effects of
the treatment. Other soil prepara-
tions such as fertilizing and plac-
ing drip irrigation tubes may be
completed before covering the
plastic over the bed. This will min-
imize the need to disturb the
solarized soil before planting.
3. Soil moisture must be high
when the plastic is applied. Wet
soil conducts heat better than dry
soil, so moistening the soil before
tarping will provide for a deeper
treatment. Also, most pest organ-
isms are more susceptible to the
deadly effects of heat in moist
soil; they may be dormant if the
soil is dry.
4. Raise the center of the bed
to form a small "crown" or peak


to enable the covered bed to shed
water. Solarization seems to be
less effective in periods of high
rainfall, probably because water
standing on the plastic absorbs
the heat from the soil.
5. Use clear polyethylene, not
black plastic mulch. Clear plastic
produces higher soil temperatures
faster than black plastic. Sunlight
passes through clear plastic to heat
the soil directly. Black plastic holds
the light, and soil is heated only on
the very surface, where the plastic
actually touches the soil.
6. Leave the plastic in place
until planting time. It has no detri-
mental effect on the soil, so it will
only lengthen the treatment period
and reduce the chance of reconta-
mination before planting. Plastic
should be removed before plant-
ing any cool season crops that
require lower soil temperatures for
best growth. However, it is safe to
leave the plastic over the beds as
mulch for warm season plants that
could benefit from higher soil tem-
peratures in autumn.
While soil- solarization is not
100% effective against many gar-
den pests, it may be the only tool in
the bucket against nematodes. It is
a useful tool in the gardener's bag
of tricks for combating pests. Try it
- you may like the results.
Plan now for the Fair and the
Future
Next spring Okeechobee Coun-
ty will have a County Fair for the
first time. Local leaders have
decided the time is ripe for our
community to showcase the best


that we have to offer. Gardeners
should start making plans now to
showcase the best from your gar-
den, and reducing pests by solar-
ization is a good first step.
Another way to insure success
at the fair is to nominate that out-
standing gardener, either down
the street or in the mirror, and
encourage them to be part of the
next class of Florida Master Gar-
deners. Our office is planning to
train a class this summer here in
Okeechobee. I will be contacting
people in the next few weeks to
find out the best times to hold this
volunteer training class.
There will be lots of Master
Gardener help needed not only
during the Fair, but helping is
needed by other gardeners who
want to grow outstanding vegeta-
bles and ornamentals throughout
the year. Our schools can also use
help making their classrooms
green, and there are lots of youth
that would like to be part of a 4-H
gardening club lead by trained
Master Gardeners. I've placed
more information on our Okee-
chobee web page, http://okee-
chobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If you need
additional information on soil
solarization or becoming a Master
Gardener, please email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at 863-763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee,
and visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners from 1 to 5 p.m.
on Tuesday afternoons.


Obituaries


Rita M. Hamilton
Rita M. Hamilton, age 80, of
Okeechobee, died Thursday, June
1,2006, at her residence.
Born on June 1, 1926, in
Orange, Mass. Mrs. Hamilton has
been a resident of Buckhead Ridge
for 40 years. She enjoyed reading
and being with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by:
her husband, John D. Hamilton.
She is survived by: daughter,
Kathy Brown of Okeechobee; son,
David Zoffoli of Massachusetts;
stepdaughter, Jay Jerome of Michi-
gan; granddaughters, Theresa
Henkel and Shena Neville, both of
Okeechobee; step granddaughter,
Anna Dematatis of Texas; two step
grandsons, John Paul Jerome and
Ben Jerome, both of Michigan;
and, three great grandsons,
Samuel Henkel, Nicholus Henkel
and- James Richard Neville, all of
Okeechobee.
A memorial service will be con-
ducted at 5:30 p.m., at the Buxton
Funeral Home, Wednesday, June
7.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
James 'Lou' McIntosh
James "Lou" McIntosh, also
known as the "Cookie Man", age
74, died Thursday, June 1, 2006, at
his residence. A 22-year resident of
Okeechobee, Mr. McIntosh was
well known around the lake as a
sales distributor for a franchised
cookie company. He was a mem-
ber of the Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237 and the Okeechobee
Shrine Club where he held the
position of past president. In addi-
tion, he was a member of the
Amara Temple in Palm Beach Gar-
dens and the Scottish Rite of Lake
Worth.
Mr. McIntosh was preceded inf
death by: wife, Patricia; son, Mark;
and, stepson, Danny Owens.
He is survived by: daughter,
Marcia McIntosh of Lake Oswego,
Ore.; son, Michael (Renee) McIn-
tosh of Cooper City; mother, Anna
Mae Fletcher; grandsons, Sean


and Ryan McIntosh; and, grand-
daughter, Erin McIntosh.
The family will receive friends
on Tuesday, June 6, at the Okee-
chobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W.
53rd. St. from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.
A Masonic service will be conduct-
ed at 11 a.m.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
George D. Williams
* George D. Williams, age 85, of
Buckhead Ridge, died Saturday,
May 27,2006, at his residence.
Mr. Williams served in the U.S.
Armed Services, enjoyed fishing,
and was a member of St. Theresa's
Catholic Church, the Buckhead
Ridge Fire Dept., VFW, Moose
Lodge, and a member of the
Moorehaven Sheriff's Dept. (Citi-
zen Patrol). He-has been a resident.
of Buckhead Ridge for 31 years..
He is survived by: his wife, of 65
years, Marie Z. Williams; sons,
George R. William (Judy) of Ft.
Lauderdale, Danny L. (Karen)
Williams of Morriston, and
Edward E. (Carol) Williams of
Plantation; daughters, Deanna E.
Aira who was preceded in death
by her husband, Dominick, Licia
A. (Ray) Edwards of Dale Texas,
and Claudina L. Tous (Jorge) of
Morristown; 18 grandchildren;
and, 25 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be con-
ducted at a later date.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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Community Events

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 Bqnan-
za.' There will be classes for all ages. For information call (863)
763-7743.
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.

Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual
summer camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12 during
the month of June. Camp dates are: June 5-9; June 12-16; June
19-23; and, June 26-30. The cost is $100 per camper,,and
campers should provide their own snacks and lunch. For infor-
mation, contact Sue Arnold at (863) 763-4630.
Healthy Start group will meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition 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 responsible for planning and implementing servic-
es for pregnant women and infants. For information, contact
Executive Director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.

Children's Services Council Meeting slated
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, June 8,
2006 at 5 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Okeechobee
County School Board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its
monthly meeting on Thursday, June 8,6 p.m., at the Pier II Meet-
ing Room, 2200 Highway 441 SE. Plans are being made for
Labor Day, summer fun, and legislative activity. All members are
encouraged to.attend. .

IRCC will present comedy
IRCC will present Ira Levin's devilish clever comedy, Death-
trap 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) 220-9915.

Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be host a yard sale on Friday,
June 9, and Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale
will be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue Volunteer
House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third
Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee. All
yard sale donations are accepted at this location.,

Peace Lutheran yard sale scheduled
Thrivent of Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23 Lane, will
hold a yard sale, Saturday, June 10 from 8 a.m. until 1 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 Satur-
day, 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-
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Upcoming Events

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
763-3296.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses f film, speeds and technology and how.
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614
for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's
Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For infor-
mation, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who
are interested in working towards the betterment of our community. For
information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191,.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W. Post
#4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invited. For
information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle Quilters meets 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.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlln' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next
camping site.


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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 tak-
ing part in the adult class. Dinner will also be provided. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-4021.
Buckhead Ridge to hold
hurricane awareness meeting
A Hurricane Awareness Program will be held at the Buck-
head Ridge Senior Connections Community Center, located
next the Fire Department on U.S. 78 W., on Wednesday, June 14,
starting at 1 p.m. Speakers include representatives of Project
Hope, American Red Cross, and Glades County Emergency
Management. Open meeting. Call Bonnie Shop at (863) 467-
1253 or (863) 467-5424 for more information.

Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Sat-
urday, June 17, at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The
tournament will get under way at 8 a.m. Tournament format will
be a four-person scramble, make your own team. The entry fee
will include green fees, prizes and a barbecue. Proceeds from
the tournament will help defray medical expenses incurred by
Mr. Allison. For information or to enter, call (863) 763-1921, ext.
11. The deadline for paid entries is Saturday, June 10.
Lake Denton Camp dates slated
Summer camp is back at Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park.
Camp for grades 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 applica-
tion.
Church schedules Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host their
Vacation Bible School June 19-23 from 6 until 9 p.m. This year's
topic is Artic Edge, Where Adventure Meets Courage. Classes
will be from age 3 to adult. A class for the deaf will also be avail-
able. Child care for 2 and under will be provided for parents
attending VBS. A kick-off event is scheduled for June 17 from 9
until 11:30 a.m. Registration forms may be downloaded at
www.oakviewbaptist.org, or picked up at the church office. For
information, call (863) 763-1699.

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
appointment, call Donna True at 800-861-7826 or (772) 285-
6291.
April Brown (Yates) benefit will be June 24
A memorial benefit has been scheduled for April Brown
(Yates) on Saturday, June 24, from noon until 4 p.m. at Good
Spirits, 245 U.S. 441 S.E. Spaghetti dinners will be $5 per plate.
There will also be a live band, karaoke and an auction to help
raise funds for funeral expenses. A trust fund has been set up at
Big Lake National Bank. For information, call April Selph at
(863) 447-1141.

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The class-
es are currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday
and Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until
12:30 p.m.
ACS walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer committee is currently seeking individuals interested in
helping with the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this
year, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer
survivor or would like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact
Pattie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-
6012.

Salvation Army offers financial help
If you are in a financial bind due to a crisis, call the Salvation
Army Okeechobee Service Unit office at (863) 763-6020 and
leave your name and phone number. Calls are returned Monday
through Friday. Help is available for referrals, rent, electric, water
or sewer, prescriptions and other necessities of life. Appointments
are on the first four Thursdays of each month, from 1:30 until 4
p.m.


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6 BUSINESS The Okeechobee News, Monday, June 5,2006


Harbor Federal celebrates 25 years


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Coffee Klatch
Chamber President Darrell Donnelly, Executive Director, Brenda O'Connor and Pat Tip-
ton, chamber secretary, gathered with chamber members on Thursday, May 18 for the
monthly Coffee Klatch business social hosted by Preferred Properties Real Estate on
441 S. Preferred Properties Broker, Kathy Godwin introduced her staff members, Tina
Weaver, Barbara McClellan, Amy Davis, Betsy Sheffield, Marcia Barber, Ann Hancock,
Sheryle Byrd and Bob Brakke, and invited chamber members to take a look at the recent-
ly renovated and newly occupied office space.


VRM ..


Harbor Federal Savings Bank
celebrated 25 years of being an
integral part of the Okeechobee
community. To, commemorate,
Karen Bowers, branch manager,
and her staff served free barbecue
sandwiches and fixings to anyone
who stopped by the branch locat-
ed at 2801 Highway 441 S., Okee-
chobee, FL 34974 on Saturday,
May 6.
"Harbor Federal's Okee-
chobee branch has maintained
significant market share within
the county by providing superior
products and excellent customer
service," said Bowers. "As a com-
munity bank, we have always
been active in the Okeechobee
community," adds Bowers. "My
staff and I are currently involved
with the American Cancer Soci-
ety, March of Dimes, United Way,
Real Life Children's Ranch,
Martha's House, Okeechobee
Youth Livestock, Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce, Rotary
Club, Okeechobee Main Street,
Habitat for Humanity, and many
more. Each year we award a
scholarship to an Okeechobee
student and hold a new teacher
orientation luncheon with the
Okeechobee County Board of,
Education."
Harbor Federal's core philoso-
phy is to build a stronger commu-
nity and affordable housing is one
of the Bank's community invest-
ment activities. One such partner-
ship has been with Okeechobee
Non-Profit Housing, Inc. (ONHI).
Harbor Federal and ONHI have
worked together for years to
address housing challenges for
lower-income residents and first-
time homebuyers in Okee-
chobee. For example, Harbor
Federal and ONHI partnered in
2000 on a 15-unit affordable hous-
ing development, resulting in a
loan subsidy award that helped
fund the $1.2 million develop-


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Linda Guindon, HIarbor Federal customer service representa-
tive, serves lunch to local police officer Harold Hancock dur-
ing Harbor Federal's 25-year anniversary celebration.


ment costs. As the project's devel-
opment was nearing completion,
ONHI was able to accept six fami-
lies who had their mobile homes
or rental units damaged in the
hurricanes of 2004.
The Okeechobee branch will
undergo renovations this fall,
expanding its drive-thru lanes and
increasing parking. For more
information about Harbor Feder-
al's Okeechobee branch, contact
Karen Bowers, Branch Manager,
at 863-763-1924. Lobby hours are
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Drive-thru hours are Monday
through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The
branch provides free coffee and
donuts every Saturday for cus-
tomers.
Harbor Federal's assets have
grown to more than $3.2 billion,
double the assets of five years
ago. It earned high marks for its
contributions and commitment to
community improvement. The
federal Office of Thrift Supervi-
sion has bestowed an "outstand-
ing" rating on Harbor Federal for


its Community Redevelopment
Act (CRA) programs. The bank
was one of just 13 out:of 50 large
and small Florida banks and
thrifts to receive the designation
and one of just three out of 13
large banks and thrifts to be hon-
ored. Harbor Federal is one of
Florida's largest independent
banks with 40 branches from Stu-
art to Daytona. Additional offices
are slated to open in Orange,
Osceola and Flagler counties in
the near future.
A wholly owned subsidiary of
Harbor Florida Bancshares, Inc.
(Nasdaq:HARB), the bank contin-
ues to earn, an "A" rating from
Weiss Safety Ratings. This is the
33rd consecutive quarter (since
1998) that Harbor Federal has
held this top rating, proof of the
financial security the bank pro-
vides to customers and investors
alike., Recently Harbor Florida
Bancshares was invited to join the
well-respected S&P SmallCap 600
Index. Now in its 72rid year, Hart
bor Federal continues its strong
commitment of service to each of
the communities it serves..


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Dance instructor Leslie Stokes of Leslie's Dance Studio puts her young students through
their paces in preparation for an upcoming dance recital.

Dance studio opens in Okeechobee


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Dancers from 3-years old
through adult are welcome at- a
new dance studio in Okeechobee.
Leslie's Dance Studio, run by Leslie
Stokes, has opened in the Absolute,
Art Gallery building at 401 S.W.
Park Street. The dance studio has
been open since January and is
already attracting a great many


new and experienced dancers.
"The owners of the AbsoluteArt
Gallery made my dream of open-
ing my own dance studio come
true by offering to let me, use the
back half of their building for my
studio," said Ms. Stokes.
The. studio offers lessons to
beginners through advanced stu-
dents in ballet, tap, jazz and cardio-
dance. She offers a special class for
3-4year olds called "Creative Move-


ment through'Music".
Ms. Stokes taught dance in
Madison, a town 45 miles east of
Tallahassee, for five years before
relocating to Okeechobee. She had
15 years of training at Becky's
Dance Step Studio in Madison
before becoming an instructor! at
the same studio.
For information call Ms. Stokes
at Leslie's Dance Studio (863) 357-
3571.


Harbor Federal provides Spanish ATMsi


Recognizing that a majority of
Spanish-speaking Americans liv-
ing in our footprint today prefer
to communicate in both Spanish
and English, Harbor Federal has
added Spanish language screens
and marketing messages to its
network of 42 ATMs (automatic
teller machines). Harbor Federal
customers who use ATM
machines can now choose to
have their transaction screens
display ed in either language..
Harbor Federal's vision is to
help our customers succeed
financially. This includes a com-
mitment to recognizing the cul-


tural preferences of the diverse
communities where we do busi-
ness," said Leslie Wright, senior
vice president, retail banking.
"Adding Spanish screens to our
ATMs helps us better serve the
business and personal banking
needs of one of the fastest grow-
ing segments of the population."
Customers who prefer to read
Spanish can select this option
after inserting their ATM card in
any of Harbor Federal's ATMs.
After selecting their preferred
language option, the text of all
remaining transaction screens
will be displayed in their lan-


guage selection. Serving! cus-
tomers' financial needs in their
preferred language at Harbor
Federal extends beyond the
ATM. The Bank has a dedicated
Hispanic marketing coordinator
as well as a Spanish-speaking
employee at almost every one of
its 40 branch locations. Many of
its key forms and brochures are
available in Spanish. Artd.Harbor
Federal recently added ihe Span-
ish language to its secure auto-
mated- telephone information
line.


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The Okeechobee News, Monday, June 5,2006 7


Scholarship Night


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Bill Black
The Indian River Community College David L. Clayton and Theresa G. Clayton First Gen-
eration scholarship was presented to Jessica Burnett (center) by Sam Smith (left) and
Janine Marchman (right) at Okeechobee High School's annual scholarship night.


The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge #237 scholarships were awarded to (left to right) Travis
Conrad, Whitney Holmes, Brittany Sumbler, Erica Pope and Megan Rodriguez by Jose Ver-
ano (right) at Okeechobee High School's annual scholarship night.


The Indian River Community College Dot and Bud Adams scholarships were presented to
Autuymn DeCarlo (second from left) and Crystal Rhoden (third from left) by Sam Smith
(left) and Janine Marchman (right) during Okeechobee High School's annual scholarship
night.


The Indian River Community College Donald C. Hicks Memorial "STARS" scholarships
were awarded to (in no particular order) Anastasia Letcher, Catherine Spangler, Gretchen
Roehm and Sonya Smith by Sam Smith (back row, left) and Janine Marchman (back row,
right) during Okeechobee High School's annual scholarship night.


Okeechobee County Property


Salel Date Salel Price
2/8/06 $20,000.00
2/8/06 $22,500.00
2/8/06 .$22,500.00
2/8/06 $0.00
2/8/06 $24,500.00
2/8/06 $110,000.00
.2/8/06 $0.00
2/8/06 $98,500.00
2/8/06 -$137,500.00
2/7/06 $318,800.00,
2/7/06. $0.00..
2/7/06 $22,500.00
2/7/06 $0.00
2/7/06 $175,000.00
2/7/06 $125,000.00
2/7/06 $55,00.00
2/6/06 $200,000.00
2/6/06 $229,000.00
2/6/06 $229,000.00
2/6/06 $40,000.00
2/6/06 $0.00
2/6/06 $0.00
2/6/06 $65,000.00
-2/6/06 $31,000.00
2/6/06 $25,000.00
2/6/06 $123,000.00
2/6/06 $160,000.00
2/6/06 $153,000.00
2/6/06 $307,000.00
2/3/06 $148,000:00
2/3/06 $100,000.00
2/3/06 $32,000.00
2/3/06 $5,000.00
2/3/06 $147,500.00
2/3/06 $0.00
2/3/06 $185,000.00
2/3/06 $150,000.00
2/3/06 $130,000.00
2/3/06 $52,000.00
2/3/06 $26,000.00
2/3/06 $0.00
2/3/06' $90,000.00
2/3/06 $80,000.00
2/3/06 $375,000.00
2/2/06 $10,000.00
2/2/06 $10,000.00
2/2/06 $0.00
2/2/06 $45,000.00
2/2/06 $0.00
2/2/06 $40,000.00
2/2/06 $45,000.00
2/2/06 $0.00
2/2/06 $20,000.00
2/2/06 $20,000.00
2/2/06 $43,000.00
2/2/06 $0.00
2/2/06 $0.00
2/2/06 $69,300.00
2/1/06 $0.00
2/1/06 $12,000.00
2/1/06 $57,500.00
2/1/06 $75,000.00
2/1/06 $47,500.00
2/1/06 $86,700.00
2/1/06 $68,500.00
2/1/06 $300,000.00
2/io06 $0.00
2/f/06 $79,400.00
2/1/06 $0.00
2/1/06 $65,000.00
2/1/06 $74,000.00
2/1/06 $28,000.00
2/1/06 $42,800.00
2/1/06 $42,800.00


Sale2 Date
1/18/06
6/28/99
6/28/99
1/27/06
6/15/05
1/6/05
1/26/01
3/9/04,
1/21/05
5/9/05
1/13/06..
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11/30/05
3/9/05
5/9/05
5/9/05
5/9/05
2/3/04
2/25/97
12/28/05
6/1/79
12/1/05
3/9/95
1/24/05
8/23/05
10/2/97
4/16/04
3/30/05
11/21/05
7/1/92
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8/8/05 .
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8/2/05
6/23/04
6/1/76
10/18/05
10/10/05
10/10/05
5/16/05
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9/13/05
9/13/05
1/18/02
10/18/04
10/21/05
3/1/05
6/6/05
12/1/93
2/2/06
12/28/01
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1/13/06
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7/8/05
8/5/04
8/2/04
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4/27/05
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Sale2 Price Name
$0.00 SWEARINGEN JOHN C & SHELLEY
$20,000.00 BIG LAKE HOME SALES CORP
$0.00 BIG LAKE HOME SALES CORP
$0.00 KELLY WARREN & ROSEMARY
$22,300.00 WAKEFIELD ARTHUR D & DEANNA J
$87,000.00 HOLLIDAY JOHN 0 & DIANA D
$91,000.00 HOLLAND JOSEPH E JR
$75,000.00 WALKER MAUREEN LEHMAN
$120,000.00 SMITH DAVID D & DONNA L
$0.00 RALTA VICTOR A & MARULL-BALTA
$119,000.00 FIGUEKC.( CARMEN
$0.00 CHAPMAN SCOTT
ROLLER JESSE (LIFE ESTATE)
$0.00 SANDS SIDNEY
$75,000.00 MCCORKLE JOHN A & JUDI
$40,000.00 DORRIS RAY & LORRE
$0.00 DEFEO PASQUALE J & DEFEO MARIA
$0.00 SMITH DAVID M
$0.00 SMITH ROBERT J JR & MARY ELLEN
$21,500.00 YOUNG ALFRED H & YOUNG FLORENC
$0.00 LA FIESTA SUPERMARKET INC
$0.00 CANFIELD JULIA R,
$24,000.00 ANDREW PHYLLIS B
$0.00 SELAMY MARIE SUZE
$100.00 RAMIREZ ROBERTO
$109,000.00 KELLY FLETCHER P & DEANNA L
$130,000.00 DEESE KEVIN & MELISSA
$0.00 SEBASTIAN ELIZABETH (LIFE EST)
$34,000.00 ESPOSITO RICHARD & TABETHA
$0.00 CARDENAS VIANEY & BALTAZAR PER
$14,000.00 CASTANEDA SERVANDO
$6,000.00 ALFONSO GUSTAVO
$15,000.00 GASTON JONNA
$0.00 OSBORNE JEFFERY ALLEN
$25,000.00 SEHON PHYLLIS & MARROQUIN CATH
$0.00 NYSTROM CARL PETER
$45,000.00 LEFEBVRE FERNEND
$4,000.00 TILL SHIRLEY
$0.00 KHACHATRYAN SIRANUSH
$0.00 GEVONDYAN SVETLANA
$0.00 KHACHATRYAN SIRANUSH
$85,000.00 TOLLIVER ELLEN J & AUSTIN HARV
$5,000.00 SKINNER WILLIAM F & SHARON E
$120,000.00 GAUTHIER DAWN
$7,900.00 REINHOLD MARK
$7,900.00 REINHOLD MARK
$56,000.00 .BARRETT LACOYA & APRIL A
$25,000.00 NICKOLES THOMAS W & JOYCE A
$0.00 WRIGHT GEORGE & CYNTHIA
$0.00 RICHER NATHANIEL & STACY
$15,000.00 PACHECO ROBERT A & RUTH A
$3,000.00 AGUILAR JOHN
$0.00 COULE BASIL J & TERRI
$37,500.00 GONZALEZ GERTRUDIZ & GRISELDA
$38,500.00 PAYNE JERRY & DEBORAH A
$0.00 FRANCIS BALDWIN & MAXINE
$0.00 FRANCIS BALDWIN & MAXINE
$8,000.00 3276309 CANADA INC & GELINAS Y
$111,000.00 NEWELL LESTER W & YVONNE C
$800.00 HAZELLIEF NATHANIEL
$25,000.00 TATUM MILLIE F
$34,000.00 ZIMMERMAN JOSEPH M & DOROTHY W
$27,000.00 CODNER RANDOLPH
$35,500.00 DANIELSON MICHAEL S & REBECA H
$140,000.00 ROTH MICHAEL & DICKSON LORI
$21,500.00 FULFORD NANCY
$225,000.00 COFFEY JOHN W II & PATRICIA
$0.00 THREEWITS JAMES R
$0.00 ROWE ERWIN A
$35,000.00 ROZELLE MARGARET, ETAL.
$0.00 GROVE BRADFORD L
$0.00 GERALD FRANCIS & MACELIA
$0.00 KIERNAN DANIEL
$186,500.00 KIERNAN DANIEL


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NW 304TH
NE 64TH

NE 4TH
HWY 78 W
SE 25TH
SE 25TH
SE 125TH
SE 33RD
NE 87TH
NW 304TH.

NW 4TH
NW 154TH
NW 38TH
SE 34TH
NE 97TH
NE 97TH
NE 97TH
SE 51ST,
HWY 70 W
NW 286TH
SE 37TH
NW 268TH
NW 268TH
SE 19TH
NW7TH
SE 8TH
SE 23RD
NW 27TH
NW 34TH
NW 34TH

NE 4TH
SE 27TH
SE 24TH
NE 342ND
SW 23RD
NW 250TH
NW 252ND
NW 250TH
SW 16TH
SW 35TH
HWY 441 SE
NW 32ND
NW 32ND-
NW 36TH
SE 56TH
NW 308TH
NW 288TH
NE 64TH

NW 274TH
SE 14TH
SE 127TH
NW 258TH
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NE 26TH ST
NW 17TH AVE
NW 24TH AVE
HWY 78 W
NW 302ND ST
NW 102ND ST
NW 110TH ST
SW 86TH AVE
NW 32ND AVE
SW 33RD CIR
SW 35TH CIR
HWY 441 SE
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0.77
4.73
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1.25
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0.244
0.185
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0.172
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1.25
1.25
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0.115
0.817
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1.25
0.23
0
1.25
0.619
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1.25
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0.59
4.53
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0.49
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8 The Okeechobee News, Monday, June 5,2006


At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, June 2,
through Thursday, June 8, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Over the Hedge"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre 11 "X MEN-3" (PG-
13} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wpdnesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre Ill "The Break Up"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
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-
7202.

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Center offers
children's services
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St., '
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar- *
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.


Coast Guard
makes house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required safe-
ty equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. Aves-
sel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.

Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is
not restricted to veterans. Call. the
Post at (863) 763-2950.

Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son 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, after-
noon, and evening shifts are avail-
able. Many opportunities currently
exist. Please contact the lobby
desk at Raulerson Hospital for a
Volunteer Application. For infor-
mation, 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 Rehabilitation
Center, 14895 N.W 30th Terrace, is
seeking paper towels, old large
towels, blankets, old kennels, gar-
dening utensils and laundry deter-
gent. Anyone wishing to donate
any of the above items is asked to
call (863) 763-4630.

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 operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids In Distress is a com-
munity-supported agency dedicat-
ed to the care, treatment and pre-
vention of child abuse and neglect.
They have locations in Broward
and Palm Beach counties.


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DACHSHUND: Call to ID.
(863)467-1499
DOG, Bloodhound. Call to
identify. (863)357-3225
DOG- vicinity of Kings Bay.
Call to identify
(863)634-0272
MICROPHONE- Found Mon-
day May 22nd., 441 S.,
Please call to identify.
863-634-9660
PUG, Female; on Tues., May
23rd, in vicinity of SE 26th St.,
Okeechobee. Call to identify.
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colored, on SR 80 in front of
Johnson Engineering. Call to
identify. (239)825-3534
STUFFED TOY- Found on
1/4/06 on the Lake Okeecho-
bee Scenic trail. Taylor Creek
/Jaycee Park 863-357-0448
ZIPPO LIGHTER, engraved,
found in Okeechobee DOF
parking lot. Call to identify.
(863)357-0448

BLOOD HOUND, Lost in Treas-
ure Island (behind Brewski's).
Black & Tan. Missing 05/21.
(863)634-9990/634-8674
LONG HAIRED DACHSHUND-
Missing from Otter Creek
area 05/23/06. Needs Med's.
(561)723-2654 Reward
MINIATURE POODLE M, CoCo
Color & name. Family Pet. Vic.
of SE 36 Terrace off Hwy.
710. 863-6-634-1492 Reward
PINTO GELDING- Grand-
daughters horse, tan &
white, vic of SW 10th St. &
SW 6th Ave. near the Victory
Baptist Church. Reward
634-7711 or467-2888


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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:
wiwvrostek@netzero.com
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD- lyr
old, F, spayed, lovable, great
w/kids. Needs room to run.
(863)673-4540
KITTEN, Black & white male. 8
weeks old. (863)763-8318 or
(863)532-0680
MALE CAT- 4yrs old, med
hair, neutered, soft paws, to
good home only
(863)634-6012
PLASTIC MARINE TANK- 28
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.
WOOD & ROOFING SECTION:
Free, You haul.
(863)357-2169


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Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY, GOOD PAY
(863)467-9800
vldo@surfinthenet.net
DO NOT CALL AFTER 3:30pm
A/C SERVICE TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401K.
Also taking apple's for Helpers
(863)763-8391



HORIZON PROPERTIES
S[ll',II1 1 11I li'l[V
FULL & PART TIME
REAL ESTATE SALES
ASSOCIATES WANTED
for new Century 21 office
Excellent training
available, experienced
agents valued also!
6 OFFICES:
OKEECHOBEE
2930 HWV. 710 East
Pt. St. Lucie, Palm City
Hobe Sound, Tequesta
& Jupiter
863-467-2100
bhurst@cs.com
www.brianhurstc21.com
NEEDED:
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
OFFICE MANAGER
Construction exp. req., BS
acct. preferred. Strong prob-
lem solving skills, highly or-
ganized, proven success in a
leadership role and excellent
communicator, Exp w/AR,
ARP, cash flow, & month end
close. Competitive salary &
benefits. Send resume to:
Fax 561-799-5650 email:
VGC-CV@adelphia.net
PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED:Class A
Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617
SERVICE TECH
For Automotive Equipment
Repair business ie. Lifts air,
compressors etc. Must be
mechanically inclined, self
motivated and have a clean
driving record. No Experi-
ence necessary, will train.
Call (863)357-1555
Leave message.
Get a quick response to
any Item you may be sell-
Inn with a classified ad.


COOKING & CLEANING, P/T
Must be honest, have great
work quality, be flexible &
presentable--occasional nights
& weekends. Contact between
8am-5pm to set up Interview.
(772) 597-3565 or email
mbrady@bradyranch.com
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze


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863-763-3134.


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Financial


Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
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Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
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long distance toll costs. We
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we may not be aware of the
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call a number out of your
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energetic, self-motivated FULL or PART TIME
circulation assistant.
The right applicant must have:
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References
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The Daily Okeecholwe Ne-s Is An Equal Opportunity 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, 401K and a pleasant work environment.
We will train all work responsibilities. Advance-
ment opportunities are available for people who
show initiative. South of Yeehaw Jct., we are ac-
cessible from Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee and Vero
Beach. Grab a job in the lane with Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike. 863-763-9383 DFWP


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Merchandise

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Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supples 585
Crulsees 590
Orapes, LiUs & Fasbrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs .615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 1620
Heating quIlpmedt/
Supplies 625
NeHueIehold Item 630
Jewemlr i 635
Lamps/tg-ta '640
Luggage 645
Medical Items .650
Mieoileaniesue 655


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facihtv and become a CNA in 4 weeks Next
dass begins soon. Instructor RN/expenenced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


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

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


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Child Care Offred4l15
Instruction 420
Services Qffe'ed425.
Insurance 430
SWec 4al Sorift a435




CRANE SERVICE
N Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc
For all your lifting needs
Okeechobee
(863)824-6100
Reasonable Rates.


ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
O'Connell ConsBtucton
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms Carports
Room Adaltlons
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
Seawalls
(863)634-2044



RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
m ^Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more
SNo j ot o Dig or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 &# 5698

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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
A/C WINDOW UNITS,
1-12,000 BTU's & 1-8,000
BTU's w/remote. Both new
$400. will sep 863-675-8182
CENTRAL A/C PKG UNITS-
2.5 ton & 3 ton $700 for
both or will separate.
(863)675-8182


DRESSING TABLE & MIRROR
$100. (863)467-1912


CHEST & UPRIGHT FREEZER-
asking $200 for both or will
sell separate (863)67540550
DISHWASHER, Maytag De-
luxe, black. $100 or best offer.
(863)677-0010
ELECTRIC STOVE- Whirlpool,
Good condition. $50.
(863)467-5072
FRIDGE, GE, Magic Chef glass
top range, Whirlpool wash-
er/dryer, 2 NC's, $1200 will
sell sep. (863)467-8723
GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Like
new condition. Beige, $125.
(863)447-2130
REFRIGERATOR- good condi-
tlon, 4yrs old white, $200
(239)872-1213, Alva,FL
STOVE- Electric, Newer model
w/oven, Beige, Works good,
Hardly used. $175.
(863)467-3051
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool, super capacity, 3yrs
old, excellent conoiton, $350
(239)872-1213 Alva,FL
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used tens In
th declassified


STORAGE SHED- 8x12',Some
storm damage. You haul.
.$00, (561)714-9827

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SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $700.
(863)467-5756.



CHAIN LINK FENCING- approx
30', $100 (863)677-0010
INSTALLATION- Owens Corn-
ing fiberglass R-11, 5 rolls,
$25. Or will separate.
(863)612-9233
TEMPORARY SERVICE POLE,
200 amp service. Cost $700,
used 1 month. Asking $500
(863)673-1120


TODDLER BED: Pink, White &
Blue, Little Tykes. House
Shaped headboard w/ft.
board. $50. (863)467-7295


AVON PRODUCT- big box of,
older items. $50
(863)357-6113
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
?3-400)- Racing &. Comic. late
0s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
neg. 863-763-8943
STAR WARS: Toys & Col-
lectable's. $100 or best offer
takes entire collection.
(863)763-7545



COMPACT PRESARIO- Win.
XR with mouse & keyboard.
$95. (863)357-6303
COMPAQ PASARIO, Windows
98, Just upgraded. New CD
Burner, etc. $175.
(863)467-2366
Printer 6100 Minolta, Qus,
magicolor, $400.
(863)634-6597


ARMOIRE, Hand Painted,
Cream w/flowers. Luv it, but
must sell. $850.
(863)634-6534
BED, Twin: Good condition.
No stains. $50. or best offer.
(863)763-7545
BEDROOM SUITE- King sz
Black w/gray, contemporary
style. Lots of mirrors, Nice.
$800 neg. (863)634-7895
.BUNK BEDS, Wooden w/bullt
in desk & set of drawers. Very
good condition. $800.
(863)467-7634
CHAIRS (4), Dining or game
table, nice off white fabric,
casters, swivel/tilt w/oak arms
& trim. $100 (863)357-3779
CHEST, 3 Drawer, Pine. $40.
(863)467-0538
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $650
(863)763-8943
COMPUTER DESK, Large, $40
(863)467-2366
COUCH & LOVE SEAT- Yellow
background, Burgundy &
white flower. Gold fringe at
bottom $150. 863-763-2756
COUCH, 8 Ft. w/floral design.
Very nice & clean! $80.
(863)763-5741
COUCH, Tan, Very good con-
dition. $125. LeBelle
239-822-5955
DINING ROOM SET, Entertain-
ment ctr & Living room set,
$650. Will separate.
(863)673-0476
DINING SET with 4 chairs,
Iron and glass. $750.
(863)467-1020 after 6pm,
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Haverty's white washed oak.
$350. (863)467-1020 after
6pm.
ENTERTAINMENT CTR- Dark
wood, Lighted & lots of
shelves 6.5'x6.5' Like new,
$150. Neg. (863)467-7838
LIVING ROOM SET, 3-piece, 2
loveseats & 1 chair. Good
condition. $400
(863)241-3273
MATTRESS, BOX SPRING &
FRAME: King Size. $175 or
best offer. (863)675-6142


MATTRESS- King Size, $25
(863)675-0550
RECLINER- Barca Lounger,
Retail $900. Like new. Wood
arms & side. Light tan.
$150. (863)763-0582
ROCKING CHAIR, w/ matching
footstool. $35 Labelle
(239)822-5955
SECTIONAL SOFA, Multi Col-
ored. $150. (863)946-0749
SERTA MATTRESS- Queen,
Like new 6 mo old Cost over
$500. Asking $250.
(863)763-9214
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $50
(863)675-7105
SOFA, 90", CHAIR, 41", OTTO-
MAN, 34", 2 end tables,
25"x24" & 2 lamps, $700 or
best offer. (863)467-8494


ROSSI 410 SHOTGUN- Com-
bination, .22 riili S/S w/
ammo and ,: c., $125.
(863)983-7915 ..



VENITIAN BLINDS, (5), 29.5"
wide, (2) 60" wide. $25 or will
separate, (863)763-3901


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,.
$500 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023
DIAMOND RING, Ladles, Euro-
pean Cut, 30 point. 14kt white
gold. $650. neg.
(863)357-2233 Okee area.



PORCH ROCKERS (4) Weath-
ered. $100 for all, will sep.
(863)467-0538


WHEELCHAIR, Power, with leg
attachment, foot plate, battery
operated w/plugin. Great cond.
$1200 neg. (863)801-6149


ARCADE GAMES, 121 Miss
Pac Man & Galagt- Srd Up
* Machines. $1100 will sell
separately. (863)357-2773
CAR HAULER- Hauls up to 4
cars, Needs axles. $700.
(863)357-3981
DAVID BROWN MACHINE,
$1000 or will separate for
parts. (863)983-9908
FLAT BED TRAILER- Miller,
'71 Tilt deck, Dual tandems,
Holds up to 18,000 lbs.
$2000. (863)357-3981
PLASTIC 55 GAL DRUMS-
S$100 for all or will sell separ-
ate (863)697-1168 Okee-
chobee



FLUTE, with case. Excellent
condition. Paid $600, asking
$200 (863)635-3918 Babson
Park



ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER-
Smith Corona display dic-
tionary. Like new, $50
(863)763-7989


BICHON FRISE, Male, born
10/9/05, purebred w/papers.
Up to date on shots & tags.
$500 (863)674-1574
BLUE QUAKER PARROTS-
Rare, sweet & bonded. 8
mths, Cage/nesting box Incl.
$1200/palr. (863)673-4716
CANARY, beautiful singer,
$55. cage available.
(863)357-3639
CHINCHILLA'S 2 males, 2 fe-
males. $300 for all, will sep.
(863)634-8118
COCKATIELS, 1 male & 1 fe-
male. Good for breeding. $80
will separate. (863)634-8118
DACHSHUND PUPPY, 7 wks.
old. Black & Tan, Male.
$200. (863)634-5060


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BILLIARDS TABLE- Older
model, Felt needs to be re-
placed. r $150.
(863)467-3051
CROSSBOW, Barnett com-
mando. $75 (239)246-3549



ALPINE SPEAKERS- 10", Set,
Type S, In box with amp,
$450, (863)610-1421
CAR CD PLAYER, Pioneer
DEH-P47DH, Super Tuner,
Retail $300 Sell $200. (in
Box) (863)357-0448
CASSETTE TAPES- Oldle's But
Goodies, Approx. 60. $25.
(863)357-1938


Sharp, 25", with remote,
needs reprogramming, $30.
(863)763-3302
TV, Toshiba, BIG SCREEN: 55"
Floor Model w/remote. Ask-
ing $600 or best offer.
(863)675-7105


8-15ft LITTLE GIANT A
FRAME LADDER- $800
(863)234-1230
CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW- all
metal housing w/port. cabi-
net. Extra blades. $125.
(863)674-1404 eves.
DRILL PRESS: $150.
(863)763-9527
GENERATOR Homelite LRX
4500 watt, 8.5 hp, 120/240
volt, 142 hrs. $450
(863)763-5613
HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
ers & trolley. $600.
(863)763-6629
Master Slim Jim Kit: Books,
Rods, Shims. Unlock cars,
trucks or imports. New. $300,
Now $100. (863)763-3551
SETTLING TORCH w/oxygen
hoses, cutting torch & braising
tip, $400. (863)763-9527
TABLE SAW, CRAFTSMAN,10"
w/Extensions & Fence. $95.
(863)763-6629


NASCAR RACING WHEEL-
w/pedals. For Windows or
DOS computer games. $20.
(239)657-4348



KIRBY CARPET CLEANER,
Vacuum/shampooer, Includes
all attachments. $500
(863)675-4473 '


KITCHEN CABINETS, Used,
uppers & lowers, for garage
use. (863)467-4646
MRE's: Meals Ready To Eat
Buying All-Top Dollar Payed
863-610-2265/863-763-0620
Call Anytime
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
TRAILER, Used 35' flat bed
gooseneck. (863)763-2838 or
(863)634-3245


moew amx


Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm dally (863)357-2044
NW OKEECHOBEE:
2 BR, 2BA, on quite St..
Kids & pets welcome.
$850. mo.'& $2200 Moves
you In. (561)795-1965
SW OKEECHOBEE, NEW 2BR
$850 & 1BR $750 for lease,
No pets or smoking. Call
(863)634-7489



OAK LAKE VILLA 2BR/2BA,
$950/mo. plus 1st, last &
$500 sec. No pets.
(863)763-4350
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, all
appliances, privacy fence &
patio, $1000 mo. + $1000.
sec. dep, (863)467-1005


PARROTS: Breeding Parrots
(Variety) & Baby parrots. Blue
Front & Orange Wing Amazons
(863)673-1567
PIT & KURR MIX PUPS- all
males, large heads, ready to
go $50 (863)634-8203
POMERANIAN, Wht. male, 3
yrs., 8 lbs., shots current, no
papers. $125 neg.
(863)763-8318 or 532-0680
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
pair, $75 (863)675-4981
LaBelle area
PUPPIES, Miniature Dachs-
hunds, parents on premises,
w/papers, ready to go 6/27/06
$700 (863)634-2479 anytime.
PUPPY, Puggle, female, hon-
ey tan w/black on face, w/pa-
pers. 6 mos. Playful. House
trained. $400 (863)634-6184
RED NOSED PIT BULL PUPS:
$150 each. (863)763-2668
TABBY/ TIGER KITTENS- Free
to good home only 6 wks.,
litter trained. 4 left, kid
friendly, (863)447-0390
TROPICAL FISH & AFRICAN
CICIHLIDS $2000. Will sep-
arate. (863)467-9621
YORKIPOO PUPPY, CKC reg.
Adorable, shots & vet
checked. $475
(863)357-0037 Okeechobee
ZEBRA FINCH, (2), cage
available, $20.
(863)357-3639


NIKON MOTOR DRIVE MD4
$125, (863)634-6597



Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", w/all hardware, hos-
es & garbage disposal. $45.
neg. (863)763-6216
HOT WATER TANK, Electric,
. 40'gallon, fast recycle. $35.
(863)763-1997


Agriculture



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



APHA BAY GELDING 4YRS.-
Not for beginners, Good for
English/Western. $4500 or
best offer. (772)201-7633 .
APPALOOSA HORSE Regis-
tered. $1000. Call for more
info. (863)673-1567
APPALOOSA HORSES (2)
Registered. $2000. for both,
will sep. Call for more info.
(863)673-1567
BLUE ROAN STALLION, 9
mos., old, very gentle, no bad
habits, halter & lead broken, all
shots. $1000 (863)673-0065
FREE PAINT GELDING- 6 yrs.,
curr. coggins, shots current,
NOT begginers/childs horse.
Trailers/ties. (772)201-7633
PAINTED GELDING, 5 yrs. old,
Bay Color. Broke, but no be-
ginners. $750. (863)467-7295
Palamino Paint Gelding, 6
years old, 15 hands, usedfor
trail, loads, ties, good ride.
$1000 neg. (863)634-9314.
SMALL CHESTNUT MARE,
Flaxen main & tail, 8 years old.
$1800 (863)467-5726
SORREL 1YR.- wht. paint colt,
"Out of Dash For Cash". 16.1
hand TB,Nice hunter/jumper.
$1200. (772)201-7633
Welch Pony, 4 yrs. old, 11
hands high, also mini horse,
28" high, $1550.
(863)763-0411/673-6447
WESTERN SHOW SADDLES
(2) black, lots of silver. 15"
seat,. & 17" seat $1000 will
sep/trade (239)465-1393
".7 01

GRADER / SNOW BLADE, For
John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good condition. New $350,
Now $100. (772)971-9474
KEE- 22", 5hp, alum deck,
elect start Runs perfect.
$250. (863)517-2077 La-
Belle
LAWN MOWER, Craftsman,
LT 2000, 18 hp, 42". Bought
5/05. Used 6 hrs. $900 or golf
cart trade. (863)467-4735
MANTIS COMPOST TWIN: Off
the ground. 2 Tin Bushel Ca-
pacity Bin Composter. Framed.
$300 (863)467-1891
MURRAY 21" 5 HP- self pro-
pelled mower, new blade,
synth, oil, well maint. Like
new $75, (863)484-0110
NEW DUMP LAWN CART-
asking $150 (863)357-5754
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 20",
with bagger, good condition,
$75 (863)467-0085
RIDING MOWER Snapper,
30", 14 hp, runs good, older
model, $150 (863)467-0085
RIDING MOWER, Allis Chalm-
ers, 42" cut, 16hp, Bolins
cast iron eng., $550.
(863)763-3451
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
42" cut, Good condition.
Needs a starter. $175.
(863)447-2130
RIDING TRACTOR LAWN
MOWER, Wheel Horse, 42"
cut, $750. (863)763-3451
SNAPPER- 12 HP Rear engine.
Great shape. $550.
(863)517-2077 Labelle
TroyBilt Tiller 8hp, $600, Les-
co SS Pro Fertilizer spreader
$200, Red Max Trimmer $95
Red Max Back Pack Blower
$200, Black Max 80 gal 220
Air Compressor $525, Triple
lawn trailer racks $50
(863)234-1230






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



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Potting Bench
This do-it-yourself potting bench makes it easy to
get a head start on warm-weather gardening. It fea-
tures a generously-sized work top with a hutch above
and shelves below. Made from redwood (other
woods may be substituted), the potting bench mea-
sures about 51 inches long by 24 inches deep by 65
inches tall.
Potting Bench plan (No, 910)... $9.95
Planters Package (No. C128)
Three other projects... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
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CBS 2BR 2BA, W/D, Patio,
Boat Launch, Private Lagoon
on Rim Canal. $1700 mo. +
sec. 1 yr. lease 561-346-4646
CBS, 2BR/1BA In Primrose RV
Park, Large kitchen. $900/mo.
plus security. Utilities included.
(863)763-8711
KINGS BAY, 2 BR, 2 BA Du-
lex. $850 mo. Call David @
ritchards GMAC Real Estate.
(863)610-1980
KINGS BAY, 3br, 2ba, Pool,
Tennis courts, W/D, Lawn
serv. $1150 mo. + 1st, &
Last sec dep 863-697-3008
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156

Okeechobee, 3BR/1BA com-
pletely renovated, new bath &
central air, $1400/mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
RIM CANAL, 2BR/1BA avail.
6/10, Furnished, water view,
dock, pool, tennis, no pets.
$999 mo. + 1st, last & sec.
Call (863)634-8757
www.okeeinfo.com\rental


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



NOW LEASING -
NEW OFFICES
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE BUILDING, for sale or
lease, 1600 sq i avail
now, Cill Judy
(863)467-0831


OKEECHOBEE- female pre-
ferred, kids ok, full house
privileges, $S450/mo.
(863)357-1385

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sate 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




OKEE.- Remodeled 2br, 11/2
ba, 2 Story, Fenced patio. Oak
Lake Apartments, $91,900.
(863)634-3313


BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat.
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,000
(863)763-1673
edanderson@edanderson.us
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR/2BA,
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
Okeechobee, 4BR/2.5BA,
CBS, Fixer-upper. 2,500 sq. ft.
$115,000 or best offerfor
quick closing. (863)801-3155


Do-It-You


PRICE REDUCED
Treasure Island Lot SE 27th St.
$80,000. Craig Eaton, Realtor.
United Country-Pippin
Properties. (863)697-0964
craigeaton@earthlink.net



RIVER ACRES on Kissimee-
River, 1 acre w/14x76 MH. At-
tached breeze way and 24x24:
CBS Garage. $300,000. or-,,
best offer. 863-763-4067 or'
772-519-2463

Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005 -
Mobile Honmo Parts 2010
.11obl. Hieha lent01 5



U-I-
OKEECHOBEE- lot In NW sec-
tion, close to Seminole Elem.
Call (863)697-1168



TRAILER DOOR- good shape,'-
73x32, $25 (863)357-5754



BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/2BA,
No pets. 1 year lease required. *
$650/no. + $1200 sec.,
(863)763-8535
Mobile Home, BHR 2/1, fur-c
nished, no pets, $700 mo.,,
1s5 la3s&t & (-urily
863i.763-6932
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 38R/2BA,i
$700/mo, 1st, last & security'
deposit. No' Pets:
(863)763-6232.



Okeechobee, Otter Creek
Estates, 5BR/2BA, office, front*
& back porch, very nice, on
1 + acres. $150,000 For more
information call
(863)357-3053

Recreation

------...... . .. . ... .. . .
'Boats 3005
Camenrs/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles'ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT- ad ;iii prq i '
t6000 13,' ibrgliaS laser
null, pulymer Bo,ir:n, 220
GPU, all 6 jugs, shop rebuilt,
(863)697-0008 or
863)467-2743
AIR BOAT-i0', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenental + 2 extra
motors & hub Like new Wood
prop $3500 863-673-1963
Aluminum Boat, 14'6" long,
25hp mtr., w/trailer, $750.
(863)655-0030
Aluminum boat trailer made
by Pioneer, will hold up to a
20ft boat, single axle, 14" tires,
$850 (863)763-7609
BOAT, 14 Ft. Alum. Low hrs.,
Late Model, 15 hp Evinrude.
Minkota Trolling w/galv. trailer.
$1800 Firm 863-467-4992
BOAT, Aluminum, 13 Ft.
w/oars. Great shape! No trail-
er. $300 or best offer.
(863)697-8507 after 6pm.
CANOE & TRAILER, Great
shape! $500.
(863)467-0891
FISHING BOAT, 14 Ft., Fiber-
glass, Swivel seats, 9.9 Mari-
ner eng. on galv. trailer. $1500
or best offer. (863)763-3551


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OUTBOARD, 100hp Johnson,
real good shape. $1500 or
best offer. (863)467-5725
PRO CRAFT 1984, 17 Ft., 6 In.
w/150 Johnson GT. $2500.
(863)634-5826
-I
FLAGSTAFF '86, 23ft pop-up,
central air and heat, refrigera-
tor, sleeps 6. $4250
(863)673-1538
Holiday Rambler, '82, 35'
long, encl. porch, in very
nice park. on canal, $2500 or
best offer. (863)634-8343
MOTOR HOME: Low miles.
New tires. Very good condi-
tion. $2000 or best offer.
(863)634-8854
WINNEBAGO JOURNEY DL 36
Ft., 2001, Diesel, Freight liner
chassis; 6 spd., Allison trans.,
2 slideouts, Loaded, Garage
ke pt. 24,500 mls. $105,000.
(863)634-3340


AMERICAN STAR- 5TH Wheel-
er, '99, New carpet, Fridge &
tires. Very good shape.
$12,000. (863)357-5986



MARINE RADIO- Polaris Ma-
rine 2 way, $125.
(863)467-5601


APRILIA RS50 2003 eng.
swaped for a 250 2 stroke,
run & drives exc. $2500
863-612-0090/239-810-0022


BMW K75 RT '92- 70K miles,
paid $3500 asking $2500 firm
(863)634-9620 Okee area
HARLEY DAVIDSON '86,
Sportster, Bell drive, alot of
chrome, big tank & big seat.
$5000 (772)485-8103

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Forein Cars 4030
Foe. Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repiair 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility. 40655
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utnity Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



ACURA LEGEND '92, 3.21, V6,
5 speed, 4 door, needs some
work: $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-5613
BUICK STATION WAGON, '88,
needs transmission, $250.
(863)357-1938
Cadillac Deville, '92,
looks/runs good, interior per-
fect, leak in trans. line,
'$1200 neg. (309)472-1561
CAMARO Z28- '93,.Needs
work, $1800. Or best offer.,
(863)63.4-6196


CHEVY NOVA '76, Runs good.
Needs minor body work.
$1500 Neg. (239)503-5131
Ask for Ramon,.after 5:30pm
DODGE NEON- '98, 4, new
tires. Good condition. Runs
good $1500.
(863)357-3920
DODGE SHADOW '92, Auto-
matic, A/C works. Asking
$1500 or best offer.
(561)914-1660
FLEETWOOD '92- 2dr, SW
edition, new starter/headliner.
Runs, Looks great. $1500.
neg. (772)284-1194
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $250.
(239) 657-4348.
MERCEDES BENZ '99, 4 cyl.,
4.3 L Super Charge. 5 spd.,
Auto. trans. Fully Loaded. 76K.
$9500 (863)763-4541
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE,1993,
Runs great. A/C, Stereo.
$1900. (863)984-5597
NEONS '96- (2) $800 FOR
BOTH (863)983-9908
NISSAN STANZA, '90, needs
transmission, 38k mi. on en-
gine, asking $1000 or best
offer. (863)467-8494
PONTIAC SE 1988, Original
owner. Full power, A/C, $2500
or best offer. (863)6917-8507
after 6pm.
TOYOTA CELICA 1987, $700
Runs great. Stick shift. Great
on gas. A/C. Stereo.
(863)984-5597
Join al the people who
say, "I sold It In the.clas-
sitate/*


AUTO WANTED:
Lookingto buy Antique Car/
Convertible / Truck. Please call
(954)561-2776



CHEVY BLAZER-'00- 4x4, AC,
auto, very good cond, $6300
Reduced to $5500 or best
offer, can be seen at E & E
Automotive, 3585 N 441.
FORD F150 '89, Single cab,
runs great. Minor body work
needed. $2500
(863)467-1180
FORD F350 '93, 4 door, dual
tanks, long wheel base, excel-
lent condition, everything
works. $7000 (863)467-1180
JEEP CHEROKEE 1990, 4x4,
Auto., 6 cyl., Good condi-
tion. Runs good. Cold A/C.
$2500 (239)340-4866
JEEP CHEROKEE, '86; good
running gear, good motor,
4x4, ood buggy $500
(863)634-5421


ALUMINUM RIMS Ford
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. $50
(863)763-6747-
COMM'L TOPPER- w/shelving,
full rear doors, fits 88-98 full
sz. Chevy 8'. Bed great cond.
$800 neg. (772)-370-5709
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must,
remove and haul $125
(863)467-4328.
FRONT BUMPER GUARD,
chrome, w/light guards for
'98 Chevy Tahoe & more,
$125 neg. (863)675-0705
PONTIAC BONIVILLE- '94,
Runs good, New tires. Front
end damage. $400 or best
offer. (863)697-3008
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


*bi Notic


*I Pbic Notice


NOTICE OF MEETING OFTHE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2006 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE AD-
MINISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE,
SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FL. A COPY
OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE
UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE
BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING;
THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH
PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD
OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING
TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON
THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY
OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TOATTEND.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT'S OFFICES BY CALL-
ING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE
MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING
AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE.
WILLARD M. BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429 NW 242NDSTREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
(863) 763-4601 OR (863) 634-3166
136620 ON 615/06


TONNEAU COVER, AVR.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $500
neg. (863)697-0328


CHEVY '88- 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
sm block, 4spd w/low 1st
gear, $1500 (863)634-5421
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
(863)634-8519,
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $900 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m. ,
FORD RANGER XLP 88, 5sp,
runs & looks good, $1500.
(863)763-6747.
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CHEVY S10 BLAZER 1994,
4x4, V6, Vortex engine, A/C,
Great shape. $2800.
,(863)763-3816r
FORD EXPLORER 1993, Red,
Runs good. Cold A/C.
$2500. 863-634-0512 or
763-5578
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE '93,
Limited. $2500
(863)673-5179


DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 14X7,
4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex-
t. ra heavy duty, elec brakes
$1600 (863)234-1230
TRAILER, For motorcycle or 4
-wheeler, lowrlder. $300
(863)467-0981


CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1993,
165K mls., FM/CD. Looks
great. Runs a little rough. Ask-
ing $1800 (863)467-1000
DODGE 1992 CONVERSION
VAN, TV, VCR, Play Station,
Captains Seats, A/C. Good
cond. $2400 (863)634-8854
FORD VAN 1500- $350.
(863)674-9907
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.2006-CP-122
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BEATRICET. PRESCOTT,
a/kW BEATRICE PRESCITT,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of BEA-
TRICE T. PRESCOTT, a/k/a BEATRICE
PRESCOTT, deceased, whose date of
death was February 13, 2006, and
' whose Social Security Number is
265-54-5757, is pending In the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
Is 312 N. W. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative 'and the personal re-pr
sentaitive's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM..
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate'of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2)'YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.:
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PROJECT NO. 3542
RE-ROOF to ASPHALT SHINGLES
Seminole Elementary School
Okeechobee, Florida
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 up to 2:00 p.m. July
13,2006 for all materials and labor necessary for
Re-Roof to Asphalt Shinnles
Seminole Elementary School
2690 NW 42nd Avenue
Oeechobee, Florida 34972
Bidder shall submit with their bid the following documents. Acknowledgement of Ad-
dendums, Complete list of sub-contractors In connection with thisproject, 5% Bid
Bond or Cashier's Check, Public Entt Crmers Statement, Drug ree Workplace
Certification and Trench Safety Affidavit, when applicable. All documents shall ac-
company the contractor's bd. Failure to provide any of these Items shall be
grounds for rejection ofthe bid.
Plans and specifications are on file In the office of
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
Okeechobee County School Board
700 SW2nd Avenue, Room 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-462-5000 ext. 236
and
BMK Architects, Inc.
323 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-365-6056
oi.' a i e.id plain, jid oucficaaor,5 rreay be onDirieoa a; M office of uaS id Arcni-
ie. ,1 ,, oni or Efijr Bjarreu upo,' not oe to or IS 600 uor one e1 ol plans
ad'i Dii ,all.)IrCA ii i d ]ohi'd will be returi, 1d0 toS te Contracl upon return of
,jiiI plei anr.d Co(cllc iihnOa, i go:d corrdilon aed uDur, reliol oI a Dona fide

Each bid shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond In the amount of 5% of the maximum
bid, payable to the School Board of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good
faith and guaranteeing that the successful bidder will eecute-and furnish to the
School Board of Okeechobee County a good and sufficient performance bond as
Icq uIrn r.y JlndoU .iJlr tilon 1013.47 In the penal sum of 100% of the an
caoalea amount 01 me contact guaranteeing the performance of said contract
and a payment bond as required by Section 1013.47 and 255.05, Floridda Stat-
utes, guaranteeing the payment of all debts pertaining thereto. Each Bid shall be
accompanied by.a sworn statement under Section 287.133(3)(a), Florida Stat-
utes, on Public Entity Crimes and Drug Free Workplace Cerficaton. Each bond
shall be Issued by a surety company licensed and athoized t do business In
the State of Florida having a general bond holders rating of A -.excellent and a
financialrating of BBB+ or better in Florida satisfactory to the.Owner, within ten
(10) days after being awarded the contract, the premiums of said bonds to be
paid by the Contractor. Said bonds to be recorded in accordance with School
Boardmstructions.
All DI.] *.all D Ie ola:,l in or, ovin lO o.oai lO n.d ,ddr,'reeO oe School Boare
"i. itinr,,,e c..unry An.:m,,o feii Barren d rfclor el uperaonr RuOn, 110
niiO re ,iam, e> r b, ol0e0 l toauIa n O pilacoo o..n mn iSlaid ol tr ,ivelOie 'n
We.: .eC( ibng njr triee 3viOelp3o lnS. IblSii Mo .l PrOulOl
MAflfAihO V PRE-1i0 CONFERENCE Tiurse I June 29. 2006 10 00 am rp
.v Sing ,ire f I T lc e 01 or Bo istslE i ouKrt 01 O p orallons 700 SW 2nd A en
i ru o.:..)iiD 11i F:WevdrCbeec FL 349o4
Tnlp .oseir,.r Wal ng r ai]leIeI [a ulId anid r, ih.e r.e pole a osunsur l comlplere
or1 ) rse Oec'rer I "w I end t ave ole r act ul ri0e woi r l liluOhng ourt.c
iin nqe.m 'cl Ire cri.,'i up suel cotTipilere JO caleronar ays troeatter failure
1I d1 '.i twlll Ceuln In' hiliuld.slre, dC3(i30. 1,1 U1: airlO1a Ol BiOOt per sO 1or
r'aO ni y 'l juI .eu,, n. C"1iu10rj l ,T idito0 elcuee c uc.rodulo, o SubStre
1uil ,,Telr.rr. c" .in ,uinrr .ufT, ,l 5100 0 o r, calendar say ih, Iialdalee Uaar-
ei ,: ui .0 er dy Ih dr, o j fl te,, 1orT,plT iOrmlrur e,10s0 rev vn-diuled dare
The successful bdder, if any, will be notified within 15 days after the bid Is accept-
ed.
The School Board of Okeechobee Couny reserves the rdght to reject any and al bids
and to waive any informalities. All proposals shall remain In force for 30 days a-
terthe date ofopeing.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
By:Paricia G. Cooper, Ed.D., Superintandent of Schools
1382840N6/5,12,19/06


Community Events


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Bertie Ferris took aim on the hole at the third annual Good
Habits and Old Spirits Putt-Putt Golf Tournament held at
the KOA on Memorial Day. All proceeds of the tournament
went to the KOA Kid Camp (a camp for children with life-
threaternAg diseases).


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 Real-
tors is looking for teams, sponsors and anyone interested in donating a
door prize. Call J.D. Mixon for details at (863) 763-0999.

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

Raulerson Hospital seminar slated
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 N. Highway 441, will host "A Medical Hur-
ricane Preparedness" seminar, Friday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the
north dining room This session will take the place of the "Dine with the
Doctor" series for June, in preparation for hurricane season. Dinner
service will be at 5:p.m. Please RSVP (863) 824-2702 Public Relations.

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

Basinger Baptist Church plans VBS
First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N. are hosting their
Vacation Bible School this year from July 24 -July 28 from 6 p.m. until 9
p.m. The theme for this year, is "Artic Edge." Children in grades 1-12
are invited. For information call (863) 763-0437.

Headstart offers free program
The Economic Opportunities Council of Indian River and Okee-
chobee Counties is accepting applications for Head Start and Volun-
tary Pre-Kindergarten program. On going recruitment will be held at
1798 N.W Ninth Ave. Parents must provide a birth certificate, social


security number, proof of family income, and Florida residency. Call
the Northside Head Start office at (863) 357-8677 or (863) 357-2242 for
an appointment and additional information.

Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is lookirgifor two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look- '
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests,
peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
on Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set an
appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College. will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second
language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W.
Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as
a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.;
Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thurs.day from 6 until 8 p.m.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will
be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet.
For the dates :and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee
County Library at (863) 763-3536.


Local golfer Bruce Syjud took part in the third annual Good
Habits and Old Spirits Putt-Pu Golf Tournament at the
KOA Campground. The tourney was a fundraiser for the
KOA Kid Camp for children with life-threatening illnesses.






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