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Vol. 97 No. 159 Thursday, June 8,2006 504 Plus tax

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 any way. Please refer.
any calls from this company to
the Chamber9 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. Parrott Ave.
Road closings.
County Route 15B will be
closed to through traffic 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 when
fixed. A local swim meet for
the Shock Waves scheduled
for Saturday, June 3, was can-
celed and will be rescheduled,
When the pool is operational.
Flag disposal
ceremony planned
Flag. disposal \\ill be held
.... ThtMscday, June 15 al 6:30 p.m
. at the American Legion Post
#64,.501 N.E. Sec-ndSt Cub
Scout Pack 964 will assist Post
#64 in this program. The pub-
lic is cordially invited to attend.
Bring you children so ihey can
learn about our flag.


Deputy injured
in foot chase
A deputy was injured as up
to seven other deputies from
the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO) tried to
apprehend a'local man accused
of hitting a pregnant woman.

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

Lake levels

12.54 feet

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

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Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports . . . . . . .6
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Sex offender flees coun

Authorities say
offender dangerous

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Authorities are searching for a
sex offender they call dangerous
who apparently removed a track-
ing device on his ankle and walked

away from his home in Okee-
chobee County Monday after-
Andrew A. Cox, who legally
had his name changed in 1999 to
Frank Cox, removed his global
positioning tracking (GPS) device
and may be trying to reunite with
his wife in Tennessee.
Due to his background, Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC) Proba-

tion and Parole Service officials say
Cox, 45, is to be considered as dan-
gerous. Cox was released from the
South Bay Correctional Institute on
Nov. 5, 2004, after being convicted
of aggravated assault and aggravat-
ed battery and sentenced to serve
20 years in prison on Aug. 26,1994.
According to the DOC website,
Cox had also been arrested on
such charges as kidnapping, pos-

Annual event: Tourney benefits KOA Care Camps

session of a firearm by a convicted
felon, aggravated assault and false
In 1988, the 5-foot-11-inch, 176-
pound, Cox was arrested in Okee-
chobee County on a charge of
committing a lewd and lascivious
act on a child under the age of 16.
It is believed Cox left Okee-
chobee in a late model Ford or
Chevrolet pick up truck. He had

been living at 14725 N.W. First
Parkway, which is in the northern
part of Okeechobee County.
On Monday, June 5, he appar-
ently removed the GPS tracking
device around 3:50 p.m. When the
device was removed it immediate-
ly notified the local DOC officials,
who then went to Cox's home to
See Offender Page 2


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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
One hundred and two individuals took part in the third annual Good Habits & Old Spir-
its putt-putt golf tournament at the KOA Campground on Memorial Day. The proceeds
from this benefit event went to the KOA Care Camps for cancer-stricken children.

Putt-Putt tourney raises $13,308

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
As many people gathered in
backwards around the country
to celebrate Memorial Day on
May 29, 102 local individuals
turned out to participate in the
third annual Good Habits & Old
Spirits putt-putt golf tourna-
ment held at the KOA Camp-
ground in Okeechobee. The
tournament was not merely a
way to spend a holiday after-
noon, but also a way to help
cancer-stricken children attend
the KOA Care Camps across the
nation by raising funds for these
This year's tournament
raised $13,308, the highest in its
three year history.
In addition to entry fees, 157
local businesses and indi iduals
contributed services or mer-
chandise to be given away as
prizes including, but not limited,

'to, Palm Beach Princess cruises,
a 1984 Chrysler LeBaron con-
vertible, a two-night trip to Sies-
ta Key Resort in Sarasota, a two-
night trip to Sugar Loft KOA in
Key West, a Tiki bar, several
two-night'stays in various Okee-
chobee establishments, and
certificates for services or mer-
chandise from many local mer-
chants. The list of contributors,
competitors and volunteers was
too great to thank each one
The winners of the putt-putt
tourney were: first place-Alan
Smith and Ray Parks; second
place-Doug Sturdivent and San-
doone; closest to pin-Bill Primo;
and last place-Elaine Sills and
Loretta Bond.
For information about this
fundraiser or the KOA Care
Camps, contact Toni at (863)
610-0411 or Cindy at (863) 801-

Dick Merrill took careful
aim at the cup during the
third annual Good Habits &
Old Spirits benefit putt-putt
golf tournament held at the
KOA Campground to bene-
fit KOA Care Camps for
cancer-stricken children.
The benefit raised $13,308
for the camps.

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By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City
Council approved a proposal
from Craig A. Smith & Associ-
ates (C.A.S.), engineers, to
complete wetlands monitor-
ing and maintenance, for the
initial phase of the city's Comn-

merce Park at their meeting
June 6.
Completion of the wet-
lands would be done under a
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) per-
mit. Asmussen Engineering
See Wetlands Page 2

New law protects Floridians

from counterfeit medications

By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
When you check your e-mail,
are you bombarded with offers
for numerous types of medica-
tions usually only available with a
doctor's prescription? Has the
high cost of your prescriptions
forced you to seek alternative
sources foryour medications?
These are just two of the ways
that counterfeit medications
have made their way into your
medicine cabinet.
But, .recently bogus pharma-.
ceuticals have slipped onto the
shelves of several legitimate
pharmacies across the country
causing a scare that is spreading
across the U.S.
The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (USDA) defines
counterfeit medications as those
sold under a product name with-
out proper authorization. Coun-
terfeiting can apply to both brand
name and generic products,
where the identity of the source is
deliberately and fraudulently mis-
labeled in a way that suggests
that it is the authentic approved
product. Counterfeit products
may include products without
the active ingredient, with an
insufficient quantity of the active

ingredient, with the wrong active
ingredient, or with fake packag-
Taking counterfeit medication
is like playing Russian roulette
with your health and your life.
There are always risks and possi-
ble side effects when taking any
medication. Compound those
risks with the fact that counterfeit
medications may have no active
ingredients, and your risks
become even greater. So, instead
of getting better, your illness will
worsen when untreated. Some
counterfeits, especially those
manufactured outside of the
United States, are actually made
with hazardous, non-medicinal
The USDA has assured the
general public that they can be
confident in the quality and safety
of medications purchased from a
U. S. state-licensed pharmacy.
Then how have counterfeit drugs
slipped into our reputable phar-
Pharmacies do not make the
medications they sell. They sim-
ply fill prescriptions with pre-
made medications purchased
from wholesale pharmaceutical
companies across the country.
Where the. wholesalers pur-
chased their medications has

been anyone's guess.
"We purchase our medica-
tion only from U.S. wholesalers
to insure the highest quality prod-
ucts for our customers. But, we
are businesses. Sometimes,
wholesalers. have "specials" on
certain drugs: Pharmacies buy
drugs where they can get the best
prices. This way the savings can
be passed on to the consumer.
We use U.S. wholesalers, but we
have no idea where they get their
medications from," stated Steve
Nelson, owner of Okeechobee
Discount Drugs. "There is a new
law in Florida that goes into effect
July 1 called the Pedigree Law.
This law will really help protect
the consumer," explained Mr.
The Florida Legislature
passed the Prescription Drug Pro-
tection Act of 2003 as a result of
the work of a statewide grand
jury. This Act is the foundation for
the Pedigree Law. The Pedigree
Law required complete docu-
mentation that contained the .dis-
tribution of any drug from its sale
by a pharmaceutical manufac-
turer through its acquisition and
sale by any wholesaler or repack-
ager, until final sale to a pharma-
See Law Page 2

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Mural project
Jillian Warren, 19, characature artist, paints the fine
details of people's faces and bodies on the mural at 206
N.E. Parrott Ave. for Okeechobee Main Street's Mural
Project on June 6. Ms. Warren is a fine art's major at the
University of South Florida, Tampa, and works at Busch
Gardens painting portraits. She is a 2005 graduate of
Okeechobee High School, where local artist Bridgette
Waldau discovered her talent and gave her a scholarship
to pursue studies in art. The first of 10 murals depicting
the area's history and culture should be completed by
the end of June.

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Deputy injured in foot chase

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A deputy was injured as up to
seven other deputies from the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) tried to apprehend a
local man accused of hitting a preg-
nant woman.
The extent of OCSO Deputy
Susan Morrison's injuries was not
known as of newspaper deadline
Wednesday afternoon, but surgery
may be required to repair damage
to her shoulder.
Deputy Morrison was injured as
she and other deputies tried to
apprehend Larry Willis Muldrow
around 2:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 6.
According to an arrest report by
OCSO Deputy Kenneth Sarros,
Muldrow was able to avoid arrest
for nearly three hours.
Following an extensive foot
chase through the Douglas Park


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check on him. However, h
not there.
Once it was,
determined that
Cox was no
longer at his
home, local
were notified.
The device
was -found
Wednesday .
afternoon by Frank Co
DOC officials in
a culvert on N.W Ninth St. in
It is not known if Co
removed the radio trans
strapped to his ankle, but w
the GPS tracking device auth
have no way to know wheth(
-still wearing the transmitter
cut it off.
On Tuesday, June 6, De
M.D. Faulkner of the Okeec
County Sheriff's Office (C
went to Cox's home but also
notfind him.
If anyone has informati
Cox's whereabouts,i they ca
tact the local DOC office at
462-5304 during normal bu
hours, Monday through
After hours, they should c
DOC emergency number,
468-3929, or the OCSO at (86
After his release from
Cox moved to Okeechobee (
where he then registered w
OCSO as asex offender.
Following his release
prison, he was on condition.
release supervision by the DC
With the passing of the.
Lunsford Act, it is now a
degree felony to harbor a cor
sex offender.

area, Muldrow was charged with
aggravated bat-
tery on a preg-
nant person,
resisting arrest
with violence
(two counts)
and battery on
a law enforce-
ment officer
(two counts).
He was booked Larry
into the Okee- Muldrow
chobee County
Jail under a
bond of $250,000.
In his report, Deputy Sarros stat-
ed that when he tried to take the 5-
foot-7-inch, 150-pound, Muldrow
into custody the man broke free
and ran. The deputy stated in his
report that he grabbed the man's T-
shirt but was unable to stop him.
Muldrow reportedly began to
run west on N.E. 13th Avenue with


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he was will complete post-permit envi-
ronmental compliance, and
C.A.S. will complete the
required documentation for per-
mit compliance on the
stormwater system.
Finishing up work on the
wetlands will cost the city
$23,000 over six years. The wet-
lands monitoring of exotic
plants that cause vegetative
)x interference and the building of
four lakes are unfinished ele-
lOkee- ments of the city's industrial,
park. Those items were forsaken
)x has after grant monies ran out for
smitter the Commerce Center's devel-
vithout opment. '
orities Councilman Lowry Markham
r heis asked for clarification that the
or has city had not already paid for the

tective work out of the grant monies.
.hobee He reflected frustration that the
OCSO) wetlands and lakes had not
could been completed.
"We have got to finish it; To
on on think that we thought we had
n con- the money to finish the project
t (863) and it did not get done. We ran
isiness out of money," Mr. Markham
Friday, said.
all the City Administrator Brian
(772) Whitehall said the city is not
3)763- paying for the same things
risn, vice.
County "This project should com-
ith the plete it," hesaid:. ;
Mr. Whitehall stressed that
from the grant monies were all used
al post up to pay for the construction of
)C. the Commerce Center as far as it
Jessica. went and that the lakes were.
third- partially completed. The con-
nvicted tract with C.A.S. will complete
the work, he said. .

the deputies close behind. The
deputy said as he crossed N.E. 13th
Avenue he "heard a loud bang."
When he turned around, he saw
Deputy Morrison lying on the'
ground holding her left shoulder.
He immediately contacted OCSO
dispatch and stayed with Deputy
Morrison until the ambulance
Deputies began combing the
area for Muldrow but were unable
to find him until they received a tip
over an hour later that the man had
been seen sitting on a picnic table
in Wright's Plaza.
When the deputies approached,
Muldrow again ran, stated the
report by Deputy Sarros.
As the deputies confronted the
man, he allegedly threatened to kill
himself with a piece of glass.
Deputy Sarros went on to state that
they kept talking to the clearly agi-
tated man' as he held the glass to

Funding for the Commerce
Center, also known as the city's
industrial park, came from
CDBG (Community Develop-
ment Block Grants), other state
and federal grants, Okeechobee
County, and the City of Okee-
Specifically, the work
required to keep the wetlands
project in compliance with the
environmental resource permit
issued on August Ii, 2004 by
SFWMD includes the following:
install permanent physical
markers on all wetlands;
evaluate the status of the'
1.95 acres (mitigation);
perform baseline monitor-
install staff gauges;
demarcation of photo sta-
tions hand vegetative transects;
outline initial maintenance
required by city; and,
collect data and issue year-
lymonitoring reports.
Rather than hire out the
maintenance work on the lakes,
the city will complete them and
perform maintenance, accord-
ing to Mr. Whitehall.
"It is a more cost effective
option for us," he said.
He said the work on the lakes
and wetlands should begin as
soon as possible, because some
tenants are waiting. for permits
before they can locate their
business in the center.
In other business, the council
took the following action:
approved on final reading
an alley closing application for
Bradley Goodbread allowing
closure of the east-west alley
between Northeast 11th Street
and Northeast 12th Street and
North Parrott Avenue and North-

the right side of his neck.
The man then dropped the glass
and said that he was going into con-
vulsions, and as Deputy Sarros
along with Deputy Corporal Jack
Nash approached Muldrow he
reportedly began to punch and kick
the two deputies.
Muldrow was finally restrained
and taken to the county jail after
deputies William Maerki and Mark
Margerum helped Deputy Sarros
and Cpl. Nash..
The report also stated that at the
jail, Muldrow was treated for minor
Lieutenant Joe Ortega, an OCSO
road patrol supervisor, said he did
not know how long Deputy Morri-
son would be out of work.
"I hate to see it," said Lt. Ortega,
"she's a good officer."

east Third Avenue;
approved on first reading
and set June 20 as final public
hearing date a petition from
Muhammad and Shahnaz
Nooruddin to rezone lots 17 and
18 of block 15, in the 100 block
of Northeast 12th Street, from
holding to heavy commercial;
approved changing a tem-
porary street closing for Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
from June '10 to July .8 for the
annual safety exhibition;
approved an agreement for .
professional services for design
and permitting, previously
awarded to LBFH, Inc., for work
at the Commerce Center, for
$71,465; and,
approved the employment
agreement for Brian Whitehall,
city administrator, with a salary
amount of $68,319.65 per year.
for two years and allowing him
the same benefits as other city
employees including access to
step-pay plan provisions.
Maureen Burroughs, presi-
dent of Okeechobee Main
Street, provided an update of the
organization's activities. Among
several topics and events, in the
second quarter of 2006, Main
Street obtained a $6,000 grant to
develop a site plan outlining a
park in the Teen Town and elec-
tion office area and received a
$7,256 state grant for the Top of
the Lake' Art Fest that will'. be
held in early 2007."
Future projects planned by
Main Street include a Halloween
celebration, Jimmy Osceola
Day, Seminole Indian Pow Wow,
and another mural project for
the downtown area.

News Briefs

Survey will help with stormwater plan
OKEECHOBEE The City of Okeechobee and Okeechobee
County are jointly involved in preparing a stormwater master plan to
deal with the overall drainage situation in the county, and they need
your help.
Residents are-being asked to fill out a simple six-question form
describing .drainage problems with which they are familiar. Addi-
tional comments can be added.
The forms can be picked up at' Okeechobee City Hall, 55 S.E.
Third Ave.; the Okeechobee County Annex, 499 N. W Fifth Ave.;
and, the South Florida Water Management District, Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center at 205 N. Parrott Ave., Suite 201.
Completed forms can be returned to the above locations or e-
mailed to The deadline for submission
of forms is June 15.

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

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

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cy or other person dispensing the
drug. The documentation must
also include the, amount of the
drug; its dosage form and strength;
lot numbers; the name, and
address of each owner of the drug
and his or her signature; its ship-
ping information, including the
name and address of each person
certifying delivery or receipt of the
drug; an invoice number, shipping
document number, or another
number uniquely identifying the
transaction; and a certification that
the recipient wholesaler has
authenticated the pedigree papers.
It must also include the name,
address, telephone number and e-
mail contact information of each
wholesaler involved in the chain of
the drug's custody.
Additionally, the wholesale dis-
tributor must send an invoice to the
purchaser of the prescription drug
that contains a clear cross-refer-
ence to the shipping document
sent by the manufacturer to the
purchaser of the prescription drug.
The purchaser of the prescription
drug must obtain a shipping docu-
ment from the manufacturer that
contains, at minimum: (1) the
name and address of the manufac-
turer, including the point of origin
of the shipment; the wholesaler
and the purchaser; (2) the name of
the prescription drug as it appears
on the label; (3) the quantity,
dosage form, and strength of the
prescription drug, and (4) the date
of shipment.
During the 2006 session, the
Legislature approved a bill modify-
ing the Act. It contained numerous
amendments, including one that
would weaken the required track-
ing system of the Pedigree Law.
You can view and download the
entire bill at
Look for Senate Bill sb0926c2.

"We must protect the integrity
of our medications," said Mr. Nel-
son. "This Pedigree Law.would
help squelch any type of counter-
feit medication from making its
way to our pharmacies. In the case
discussed on a recent television
show, that medication had been
sold as much as eight times prior to
its sale to the local pharmacy."
The USDA has the following
advice for consumers:
Check your prescriptions
closely. .
Is your medication a different
color than the last time you had
your prescription filled?
Does it have a different taste
or smell?
Are the pills damaged? Are
they cracked or chipped?
If it comes prepackaged, does
the packaging look as though it has
been tampered with?
Is the label funny or on
crooked from the last time it was
Mr. Nelson emphasized, "Ask
questions. Do .not be afraid or
embarrassed to ask questions or
express your concerns to your
The USDA did advise con-
sumers who continued to pur-
chase medications from the Inter-
net to do so from websites that
have the Verified Internet Pharma-
cy Practice Seal (VIPPS) posted on
them. Those sites that display the
VIPPS seal are licensed pharma-
cies selling FDA-approved medica-
The National Association of
Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) web-
site at also has a.
link to the Verified-Accredited
Wholesale Distributors (VAWD)
site. This site explains that the
NABP will operate and administer
inspection services for the VAWD
program. It has a list of accredited
wholesalers who operate legiti-
mately, are validly licensed in good
standing, and are employing secu-

rity and best practices for safely dis-
tributing prescription drugs from
manufacturers to pharmacies and
other institutions.
"We are lucky here in Okee-
chobee County," stated Detective
Dale LaFlam of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office. "I haven't
seen nor heard of any problems
such as these. Living in a county
that is still small enough for law
enforcement to be able to work
closely with the town pharmacists
is a definite asset."
"The State of Florida and legiti-
mate wholesalers have been
going above and beyond to pro-
tect the public," stated Blair Kuh-
lewind, pharmacist at The Medi-
cine Shoppe. "We have been
using the practices of the Pedigree
Law since the beginning of May,
even though the law does not go
into effect until July 1. As for pur-
chasing drugs through the Inter-
net, it would be extremely pru-
dent to use your community's
local pharmacies. That way you
have recourse if there is a problem
of any kind."
Florida Attorney General Char-
lie Crist announced that Tom Mar-
tino of Texas has been sentenced
to 21 years in prison by Broward
County Circuit Judge Peter Wein-
stein for his role in a South Florida
crime ring that dealt in illegally
adulterated prescription drugs
intended for cancer, AIDS, and
other high-risk patients. Martino
was found guilty of engaging in an
organized scheme to defraud and
other charges contained in a 2003
indictment from a statewide grand
jury. The case was prosecuted by
Crist's Office of Statewide Prose-
According to the press release,
the 32-count indictment charged
Martino and 17 co-conspirators
with various crimes associated
with selling adulterated.prescrip-
tion drugs to the wholesale mar-
ket after the medications had

been re-labeled, stolen, illegally
imported or improperly stored.
The crime ring's profits, were esti-
mated to be in the tens of millions
of dollars. Prescription drugs sold
by the crime ring included Neu-
pogen, a medication used for can-
cer and HIV patients; Gammagard
(Gamimune, Iveegam and Pan-
globulin), used for HIV patients;
Epoge (Procrit), used for cancer
and AIDS patients, and Lipitor,
used to lower blood cholesterol.
Martino's activities specifically
involved Epogen and Panglobulin.
The press release went on to
explain that Martino's case was
the first to be brought to trial and
aside from two fugitives; the co-
conspirators are all awaiting trial.
"Diluted drugs from the black
market are making it into the legit-
imate health care system," said
Crist. "Innocent patients can die
from taking watered-down medi-
cines distributed by criminals like
Agencies involved in the inves-
tigation included the Office of
Statewide Prosecution, the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement,
the Attorney General's Medicaid
Fraud Control Unit, the Food and
Drug Administration, the Miami-
Dade Police Department, and the
Florida Department of Health.


An error appeared in the caption
under a photograph on the front
page of the Tuesday, June 6, edition
of the Okeechobee News. The pho-
tograph had the heading "First
responders: R.O.A. D. helps citizens
in need". Lynn Krattiger was incor-
rectly identified as a R.O.A. D. vol-
unteer. Actually Mrs. Krattiger was
there representing Okeechobee
County Emergency Management.
We regret any inconvenience
caused by this error.


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PBS&J's Environmental Scientist Sue Shaw explains to. campers how wetlands, like this
one created by Okeechobee Landfill, offer habitat to wildlife, store and filter water.

H20 campers (back left to front right) Mason Rose, Joey Lepere, Kodie Roberts and Emilie
Lege' check off the plants and animals they observed during their tour of wetlands and
Uplands Scrubs properties owned by Okeechobee Landfill.

Campers watch and wait as Tiffany Crosby, PBS&J Environmental Scientist, plays a Florida
Scrub Jay territorial call tape to attract various species of birds.

Campers tour landfill's wetland properties

H20 campers investigate the burrow of a gopher tortoise Monday during their tour of Okee-
chobee Landfill's conservation properties.

If it is summer, it is H20 Camp..
H20 Encounter is an educational
and recreational camp under the
direction of the Okeechobee.
County Cooperative Extension
.Office. Foi the first time Okee-
chobhee Landfill, Inc' isinvolved
by hosting a morning tour of
some of its wetland conservation
properties for the educational
camp. The first stop for this
week's H20 campers was Okee-
chobee Landfill's Posey Wetland
Creation Area and its Florida
Scrub.Habitat Area. Okeechobee
Landfill, Inc. is partnering with its
wetland consulting group PBS&J
to offer H20 campers their expert-
ise regarding various ecosystems.
Three new groups of H20
campers will visit these properties

throughout the summer. Mon-
day's campers divided into, two
groups of 25. The 'roups alt4rnal-
ed touring the Posey Wetlands
and the Upland'l ScrutI Area.
Campers Were given pens and a
dbouble51d'd pap&rfeaturing pic-
tures and a checklist of plants and
wildlife they may observe during
the tours. Sue Shaw, Senior Scien-
tist with PBS&J, educated the
campers about the functions and
characteristics bf a wetland.
Campers at the Upland Scrub
area learned about the dynamics
of that ecosystem from Tiffany

Crosby and Harold Fravel, Envi-
ronmental Scientists PBS&J. The
upland tour .groups also exam-
ined tht shell and bui r'.\ ,:of a
g',phti tortoise. Then the group
identified the Florida Scrub Jay on
p:,'steis and played the tape of a
territorial call to attract such Jays
as well as other species of birds.
Campers left with lunch totes and
sports bottles courtesy of PBS&J.
Finally to reinforce the wetlands
education Missy Barletto,
SFWMD; worked with the
campers to create "edible



George D. Williams
George D. Williams, age 84,
of Buckhead Ridge, died Satur-
day, May 27, 2006, at his resi-
Mr. Williams served in the
United States Armed Services,
enjoyed fishing and was a mem-
ber of Saint Theresa's Catholic
Church, the Buckhead Ridge
Fire Department, VFW,. Moose
.Lodge and a member of the
Moore Haven Sheriff's Depart-
ment (Citizen Patrol). He has
been a resident of Buckhead
Ridge for 31 years.
He is preceded in death by
his daughter, Deanna E. Aira.
He is survived by his wife of
,65 years, Marie Z. Williams. He
is also survived by three sons,
George R. (Judy) Williams of Ft..
Lauderdale, Danny L. (Karen)
Williams of Morriston, and
Edward E. (Carol) Williams of
Plantation. Daughters include
Licia A. (Ray) Edwards of Dale,
Texas, and Claudina L. (Jorge)
Tous of Morriston.
In addition, he is survived by
his son-in-law, Dominick Aira.
Mr. Williams has 18 grandchil-

dren and 25 great-grandchil-
A memorial service will take
.place Friday, June 9, 2006, at
6:30 p.m., at St. Theresa's
Catholic Church, 123 Chobee
Loop N.E. Okeechobee.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Bernadette Pearl
'Bernie' Fogarty
Bernadette Pearl "Bernie"
Fogarty, age
85, of Okee- i
chobee, died
Tuesday, June ,
6, 2006, at her
residence. She
was born Jan.
8, 1921, in
Cresco, Iowa
and was a resi-
dent of Okee- Bernadette
chobee for the Pearl Fogarty
past five years.
She was a member of the Sacred
Heart Church.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, James Fogarty.

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She is survived by her son, Ed
(Norma) Fogarty of Okee-
chobee; her granddaughter,
Linda Ann Fogarty of Brandon;
grandson, Brian (Sarah) Fogarty
of Atlanta, Ga.; and, great-grand-
son, Colin Fogarty, also of
Atlanta, Ga. She is also survived
by her sister, Coletta Wilson; sis-
ter-in-law, Kathryn O'Brien,
both of Cresco, Iowa; and,
numerous nieces and nephews.

The family had decided not to
hold visitation or services at this
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in her name to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O.
Box 1548, Okeechobee, Fla.
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the direction and care of the
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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
CANAL PROJECT: Truthfully, when are they going to do some-
thing about these canals. Editor's Note: Engineers are still working
on getting out bid specifications and are still going through the
permitting process. According to county officials, they wanted to
get the project done before the rainy season, but since the season
is now here they are pushing engineers to get the project under

FIREWORKS: Is there going to be an independence celebration
this year? Will there be a fireworks show at the lake? (Editor's Note:
From what we've been told, a fireworks show is being planned.
When more information is available, we will publish it.)

IMMIGRATION: With everyone pointing the finger of blame
about the immigration problem there is one thing I would like to
know: what agency has the responsibility of policing the legal sta-
tus of people that are hired by big business? Evidently that agency
by not doing their job in the past has led to the problem we
have today.

WAR CASUALTIES: I was listening to a U.S. General on televi-
sion that was talking, about the casualties of service personnel in
Iraq since the war has started and that the military can predict fairly
accurately the casualty count for future periods of time. What I
would like to know is before we invaded Iraq and the military had
finalized their plans of attack, I never heard one word from Wash-
ington or the Pentagon of the probable casualty count we could

CUB SCOUTS: This is about the Speak Out thanking the veterans
for cleaning up the Veterans. Park. How about thanking the Cub
Scouts? They are the ones that put out all the flags at the cemetery,
came into town and put out mulch out, got rid of the weeds and
cleaned up that park. Give your thanks and a big hand to the Cub
Scouts of Okeechobee.

.HORSES: I was reading the paper about the horses and thought
about everyone coming here and raising their livestock here in the
county. Why don't you ride them like you did a local business
owner? This is a shame for this county.

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Letter to the Editor

SB 450 would
benefit everyone
I read the Letter to the Editor
about Senate Bill 450 (SB 450)
and was appalled! People on
death row voting?
So, I did a little research and
discovered that the gentleman
that submitted the letter was a
bit misinformed. This bill specif-
ically states that if someone is
serving a felony sentence or on
parole .or probation for a felony
offense, that person cannot
vote. This means no death row
inmate voters. Whew! This was
taken from Title VII, Section 701
(d): Rights of Citizens The right
of an individual who is a citizen
'of the United States to vote in
any election for federal office
shall not be denied or abridged
because that individual has

been convicted of a criminal
offense unlss, at the time of the
election, such individual (1) is
serving a felony sentence in a
correctional institution or facili-
ty; or,. (2) is on parole or proba-
tion for a felony offense*.
Senate Bill 450 is also known
as the Count Every Vote Act,
introduced on Feb. 17, 2005. It
also contains such items as
Voter Verification and Auditing,
Standards for Establishing the
Minimum Required Voting Sys-
tems and Poll Workers, Training
of Election officials and more.
These things would benefit
everyone, not just Hillary Clin-
ton and the Democrats as some
would suggest.

Stephanie Pierce
*Source: The Library of Con-
SCommunity Links. Individual voices.

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Upcoming Events

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 Cen-
sus, 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 fel-
lowship 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.
Traviin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thurs-
days. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the
next camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923
for information.
, Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Sec-
ond Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck
at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W.
Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is wel-
come. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and
ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2321,.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-7954.
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restau-
rant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold at
(863) 610-2280.

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863)
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10.30 p.m. at the Sebnng Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978
or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

Worship In Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okee-
chobee, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month
beginning at 6 p.m. There is no charge to, attend and all Christian
singers and musicians are welcome to take part. For information, con-
tact the church at (863) 763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373;
or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.,
at the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride at 8 a.m.,
weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week. or any
questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart
at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational mate-
rials and prevention tools. Call (863). 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from. 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call
Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of
the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee
County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.
until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.

Community Events

Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on
brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical information.
Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments
will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863)
763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-
2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-

CAP looking for senior and cadet members

The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace educa-
tion and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side by
side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in becoming
a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee
Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Wilma
Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross

Community Events

Vacation Bible School planned
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church will hold their vaca-
tion Bible through June 9 from 7 until 9 p.m. The theme for this
year's event will be Boomerang Bonanza. There will be classes
for all ages. For information, call (863) 763-7743.

Ministry hosting meeting
Hand and Hand Ministries will host a food and fellowship
meeting Thursday, June 8, at 6 p.m. at the Palmdale Communi-
ty Center, at the corner of Fifth and Main next to the fire depart-
ment. Jerry Atkins of Arcadia will be the guest speaker.

Church planning yard sale
The Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., will have
a yard sale on Saturday, June 10, starting at 8 a.m. There will
also be a sausage gravy and biscuit breakfast from 8 until 9
a.m. For information, call (863) 763-4059.

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

Children's Council will meet
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, June 8,
at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County
School Board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.

Local airboat group to meet
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its
monthly meeting on Thursday, June 8, at 6 p.m. at the Pier II
meeting room, 2200 U.S. 441 S.E. Plans are being made for
Labor Day, summer fun and legislative activity. All members
are encouraged to attend.

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. 23rd Lane,'
will hold ayard sale Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
at the PLC Fellowship Hall.

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

'DaVinc Code' discussion planed
A discussion on the "DaVinci Code" will be held at the
Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on June 13, 20
and 27 at 6:30 p.m. For information,, call the Everglades Baptist
Church at (863) 467-5479.

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

Mr. & Miss Firecracker pageant planned
The Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue volunteers will sponsor
their annual Mr. and Miss Firecracker beauty pageant on Saturday,
June 17, at the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall, 2800 U.S.
441 N. This contest is open to Okeechobee residents only. The
-deadline to enter is Sunday June 11, at 5 p.m. Applications can be
picked up at Kids Corner/Outpost, Bridgette Waldau Studio Graphic
Design, Carolyn's Coiffures and the Okeechobee County Chamber
of Commerce. For information, contact coordinators Donnie
Arnold at (863) 634-6464 or Darlene Stokes at (863) 763-3430.

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

Church schedules Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host their
SVacation Bible School June 19-23 from 6 until 9 p.m. This
year's topic is Artic Edge, Where Adventure Meets Courage.
Classes will be from age 3 to adult. A class for the deaf will also
be available. Child care for 2 and under will be provided for
parents attending VBS. A kick-off event is scheduled for June
17 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. Registration forms may be down-
loaded at, or picked up at the church
office. For information, call (863) 763-1699.

Bank hosting mixer
Seacoast National Bank, formerly Big Lake National Bank, will
host the June Main Street mixer on Tuesday, June 20, at 1409 S.
Parrott Ave., from 5 until 7 p.m. with prize giveaways and refresh-
ments. The event is open to Main Street members and the public.

Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okee-
chobee High School Class of. 1997 reunion is.asked to e-mail
Hero campaign helps Red Cross
Heroes for the American Red Cross is a grassroots campaign in
. which local business people, school groups, church groups, civic
clubs and individuals pledge to raise $1,000 through any legal means
they choose for the local Red Cross chapter. This year, the Okee-
chobee County Branch has set its sights on raising $25,000 during
the campaign which runs throughout the month of May. The funds
will be used to support such Red Cross services in Okeechobee
County as disaster relief, assistance for fire victims, emergency mili-
tary communications, first aid, CPR training and disaster prepared-
ness for the community. If you would like to become a hero by rais-
ing or donating $1,000 for the Okeechobee County Red Cross, call
Debbie Riddle, branch manager, at (863) 763-2488.

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FWC offers unique hunting,

Submitted to Okeechobee News/Michael Rostelli
State Finals
Logan Coker will represent Okeechobee High School at,
the Florida High School Rodeo State Finals to be held in
June'at Kissimmee. Mr. Coker earnedltWchaTMetO com-
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
is offering sportsmen some unique
hunting opportunities for the com-
ing season.
The FWC is- providing sports-
men mobility-impaired hunts,
supervised youth hunts, family
hunts, quail hunts and track vehicle
and airboat hunts on selected
wildlife management areas
. Worksheets are available at
FWC regional offices and online at
MyFWC.corrm/hunting under "Lim-
ited Entry Hunts." The period for
submitting applications to be
included in the random drawings
begins 10 a.m. (EDT) June 20 until
July 7. Applications may be submit-
ted through the Internet, at tax col-
lectors' offices or at any license
agent. Applications are no longer
accepted by mail.
Mobility-impaired hunts are for
persons who require special equip-
ment. These hunts are not intended
for hunters who have a Florida Dis-
abled Person Hunting and Fishing
Certificate, but rather those who are
permanently confined to a wheel-
chair, persons who require the use
of mechanical aids (crutches and
walkers) to walk or those with
complete single-leg amputations.
Another unique hunt is for
hunters 8-15 years old. Two WMAs
in the North Central Region (Camp
Blanding and Andrews) offer
opportunities for non-hunting
adults to supervise young hunters
on public hunting areas where the
number of hunters and the hunting
areas are rigidly controlled to pro-
vide an optimum learning experi-

this season
ence and maximum safety. These
hunts are popular, and the number
of applicants exceeds the number
of spaces available each year.
The new Lafayette Creek WMA
as well as Matanzas, Andrews,
Devil's Hammock and Dinner
Island WMAs will offer family hunts
this year. Applicants age 18 or older
may apply for a permit. The permit
holder is required to bring one to
two children ages 8-15. Unlike the
youth hunt; the family hunt allows
the adult supervisor to hunt with
the children.
A quota hunt permit will be
required to hunt quail on the Black-
water WMA Hutton Unit and Black-
water Field Trial Area in the North-
west Region. There are seven
two-day hunts available on the Hut-
ton Unit and two four-day hunts on
the Field Trial Area. The quota is
two groups per hunt on the Hutton
Unit and three groups per hunt on
the Field Trial Area.,A group may
consist of up to three'hunters.
Shooting hours end at 3 p.m., arid
the bag limit is 12 quail per group'
per day.
Wildlife management areas in
the southern part of the state offer
hunters an unusual challenge
because of their open-marsh land-
scape. Hunting these areas requires
special vehicles, and the FWC.has
established quotas on the nurriber
of vehicles allowed. Permits to
operate track vehicles on Roten-
berger, Everglades and Francis S.
Taylor and Holey Land WMAs, and
permits to operate airboats on Ever-
glades and Francis S. Taylor WMA
are issued in two random draw-

Sports Brief

Submitted to Okeechobee News/Michael Rostelli
Rodeo participant
Jessica Ziglar, a 16-year-old sophomore, will represent
Okeechobee High School at the Florida High School
Rodeo State Finals in pole bending and girls' cutting. She
is currently ranked in third place in pole bending and 10th
place in cutting in the state. Ms. Ziglar went to State and
National Finals her freshman year having qualified in
three events in state and two events in Nationals. She will
be competing in July at the International Youth Finals
Rodeo in Shawnee, Okla.

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officials for Thursday, June 8, at
6 p.m. at the Okeechobee Civic

Center, 1750 U.S. 98 N.
Team fees will be: men's
league $375; women's league -
$300; and, co-ed $300. Team
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Friday, June 16, to be included in
the league.
Games are scheduled to
begin the week of June 26.
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Scholarship Night

The Church of Our Savior Scholarship was awarded to (in no particular order) Jacob Fornes,
Charity Olivarez, Luz Rodrigues and Bobbi Jo Haberlandt by Rev. Edward Weiss (center)
during the Scholarship Night presentations at Okeechobee High School.

Submitted to Okeechobee Nevws/Bill Black
The Okeechobee County Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarships were
awarded to (in no particular order) Lara Stanley, Autumn DeCarlo, Kati McWaters, Lacy
Rock, Ricky Barnes, Brent Hill, Bobbi Jo Haberlandt and Jacob Fornes by Davy Rauler-
son (front row, right). The awards were made during the annual Scholarship Night pre-
sentations at Okeechobee High School.

The Okeechobee Educational Foundation/United Way scholarships were awarded to
(second from left) Jordan Terry, Sonya Chapa and Anastasia Letcher by "..'" Abney
(left) and Celeste Wtford (right) during Okeechobee High School's annual Scholarbs.:.;
Night presentations.

Larry-Davis (back row, left) and Rick Barnes (back row, right) awarded the Okeechobee
Youth Livestock Show scholarships to (front row, left to right) Whitney Holmes, Christy
Perry, Jo Beth Wilkerson, Bobbi Jo Haberlandt and Jake Johnson; (middle row, left to
right) Lacy Rock, Anna Gilliland, Kati McWaters, Jacob Fornes and Ricky Barnes; (back
row, second from left) Cam Davis and Kara Bailey.

The Everglades Gator Grad scholarships were presented to (in no particular order) Anna
Gilliland,0Bobbi Jo Haberlandt, Whitney Holmes and Kaitlin Harris by Joni Ard (far right)
during the Scholarship Night presentations at Okeechobee High School.

The Florida Bright Futures academic scholarships were awarded to (in no particular order)
Nicholas Thompson, Jose Lugo, Jo Beth Wilkerson, Jordan Terry, Asha Dave, Martin
McCreary, Sonya Chapa and Michael Minnick during Okeechobee High School's annual
Scholarship Night presentations.

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

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

NAME (print): PHONE:


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

With this in mind, have you:

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

Yes No

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

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

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

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

6. I am a resident of the City County

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Service Club Briefs

American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post
#64 is located at 501 S.E. Second
St. The Post phone number is
(863) 763-2950.
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu. Monday,
Thursday and Friday from 1
a.m. until 2 p.m.; Wednesday,
tacos served from 11 a.m. until 6
p.m.; Saturday from noon until 8
p.m.; Sunday from. until 8 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and
on Thursday nights beginning at
6 p.m., for members and guests.'
The third Sunday of each
month we have a steak dinner
with the Sons of the American
Legion from 3 until 6 p.m. for a,
$10 donation. The dinner
includes steak, baked potato,
salad, dessert, coffee and tea.
There will be entertainment
from 3 until 7 p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will
be from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Satur-
day and Sunday night starting at
6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.-;
S* Tuesday, June 13: Election
day for the Post from 10 a.m.
until 7 p.m. All Post #64 Legion
members with paid up 2006
dues are eligible for nominations
for all officers and to vote.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting
on the first Saturday of the
month at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S? 78

W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new mem-
bers are available.
Call Ray Disney at (863) 357-
2138, or Don South at (863) 763-

Eagles Aeries #4137
Every Tuesday bingo at 1
p.m. Food will be available for a
Every second Tuesday:
spaghetti dinner with salad and
garlic bread from 5 until 7 p.m.
for a $3.50 donation.
Wednesday: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until? Food will be
Every Thursday: washer
toss at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7
.* Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy
-* Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from 9
until 11 a.m. for $5 donation.
Call the AERIES for other
events at (863) 763-2552.

Elks Lodge #2558
,The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
Elks plan barbecue dinner
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7,
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regu-
lar meeting.', ..
Wednesday: bingo will be
at 7 p.m. The public is invited.,
Doors open at 4:30 p.m, Refresh-

ments will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and enter-
tainment starting at 6 p.m. Mem-
bers and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo
from 2 p.m. until

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information about
the club and events, call Buckv
Yoder at (863) 467-7342 or Matt
Buxton at (863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second
and fourth Mondays of each
month starting at'7:30 p.m.

Order of the Eastern
Star- Okeeehobee
Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned
on the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming
activities, contact W.M. Margaret
at (863) 467-8020.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S.
78 W. in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11a.m.
Wednesday and Friday.
night meals will be served from
5. until 7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge
at (863) 763-2250 for the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at7 p.m. :

Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
there will be music for dancing.
Call to see who is playing.
Saturday night meals will
be served starting at 7 p.m. Sat-
urday is karaoke at 8 p.m. Call
for the menu.
Monday, June 19: Mem-
bers, participate in brown bag
dinner for you and your family.
The meeting will follow dinner.
Tuesday, June 20: Moose
membership meeting at 8 p.m.
Plan to attend.
Tuesday, June 27: Moose
enrollment meeting. All prospec-
tive members 'should attend.
Meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at .159 N.W.
336th St. in Okeechobee. For
information and meal menus,
call the Lodge at (863) 763-4954.
Breakfast will be served
from 9 until 11 a.m. at the Moose
Patio on the second Sunday of
every month.
Meals will be served on
Wednesday and Fridays from 5
until 7:15 p.m.; and from 6 until?
on Saturday.
There will be music for.
dancing each Friday and Satur-
day night starting at 7 p.m.
Each Thursday will be
karaoke night.

VFW Post #4423
The post is open noon until 9-
p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Events at this post are season-
able you should call (863) 763-
0818 for information or visit the

Lodge at 300 N.W. 34th St. You
may write the post at P.O. Box
1137, Okeechobee, Fl., 34972.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is
During the month of June
every Friday, Saturday and Sun-
day there will be karaoke -
depending on availability. Call
the Post for the schedule.
*Every Friday: bingo starts at
1 p.m. for members and guests.
Food is available.
Saturday: bar bingo at .1
p.m. Karaoke will be from until
10 p.m., when available.
Sunday: a dinner will be
available from 2 until 5 p.m., and
will be followed by karaoke
when available.
Every third Sunday there
will be a post meeting and ladies
auxiliary meeting at 11 a.m.
Big screen TV for all events.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours are
from noon until 8 p.m., Monday.
through Sunday.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner and Men's Auxiliary
or AmVets. Music will be avail-
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and
rolls will be served from 5:30
until 7 p.m. for a $10 donation.
Dancing immediately follows
the dinner.
Post meetings are held on

the second and fourth Saturday
of the month beginning at 10
a.m. The main meeting is on the
fourth Saturday.
For information contact Com-
mander Johnnie H. Patent at
(863) 467-2882.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regula-
tion-size pool table.

VFW Post #10539
e The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at I p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at
1 p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Aux-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m. *
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
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Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.'
Sunday: open at I p.m. with
the big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.

Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W, members will
meet the first and third Thursday
of each'month at 8 p.m. For"
information, call the club at
(863) 763-3378, Kip at (863) 610-
6659, or Keith at (863) 634-2682.


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newspaper as a public trust.

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highest common denominators, not the lowest. We don't
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At the Movies

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

News in Brief

Free pregnancy,
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnan-
cy testing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confiden-
tial pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for a free ultrasound,
parenting classes, and abstinence
education. Operating hours are
from 10 a.m. until p.m. on Tues-
days and'Thursdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. For infor-
mation or appointments call (863)

Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics include
discipline a family affair, birth
to eight months infants, eight to
eighteen months .- the.oddler;
18 to. 36 months lte'riictwos,
three vear olds, and uncommon
sense, Each week parents "earn"
baby bucks to purchase items for
their baby at the center's Baby
Boutique. Childcare is not provid-
ed; however, infants in carriers are
welcome. For details, call (863)
763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.

American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
- The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to
local disasters. If you would like to
give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in time of disas-
ter, please call Debbie Riddle or
Candace at the American Red
Cross-Okeechobee branch at
(863) 763-2488.

Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center, located
at 726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for migrant
children and children with disabil-
ities in our Head Start Program.
We believe all children can benefit
from receiving educational, health
and social services offered by the
program. We serve children 6
weeks to 5 years. To qualify the
family must have migrated in the
past 24 months, worked in agri-
culture and their primary income
must come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children
with disabilities to apply, as well as
evacuees from hurricanes Katrina
and Rita. For information, call
(863) 467-0702 and ask for Sylvia,
Ella or Page; or, (863) 467-6959
and ask for Bethzaida or Priscilla.

El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave.
esta aceptando aplicacions para
ninos de families migrants y
ninos incapacidados. En nustro
program nostros creemos que
los ninos se benefician en cuando
reciven services de education,

salud y services socials que nustro
program ofrece. Servimos ninos
de 6 semans a 5 anos. Para cuali-
ficar la familiar deve de ver salido
del condado 0 estado en los uliti-
mo 24 mess y trabajado en agri-
cultura- personas que evacuaron
a causa de los huracanes Rita y
Katrina seran aseptades en el cen-
tro. Con el ingreso de la familiar de
trabajq de agriculture. Animamos
que las families con ninos inca-
pacidados aplican. Para mas infor-
macion por favor de Ilamar al
(863)467-0702 Y ablar con Sylvia o
Julieta o por favor de llamar al
(863) 467-6950 y abler con
Bethzaidaor Priscilla.

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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

PUG, Female, on Tues., May
23rd, in vicinity of SE 26th St.,
Okeechobee. Call to identify.
PUPPY. Female. chocolate
(olohrea, on SR 80 in ironm of
Jorinson Engineering Call 10
iaernlilv (2391825-3534
1/4/06 on the.Lake Okeecho-
bee Scenic trail. Taylor Creek
/Jaycee Park 863-357-0448
ZIPPO LIGHTER, engraved,
found in Okeechobee DOF
parking lot. Call to identify.

BLOOD HOUND, Lost in Treas-
ure Island (behind Brewski's).
Black & Tan. Missing 05/21.
male, 1 year old, Med. brown
w/little white on chest. 5/28,
Platts Bluff (863)467-1169
Missing from Otter Creek
area 05/23/06. Needs Med's.
(561)723-2654 Reward
LOST: YORKIE in SE section.
Color & name. Family Pet. Vic.
of SE 36 Terrace off Hwy.
710.863-634-1492 Reward!
WALLET, Black, mens, on
5/24/06 near Ed's Auto Parts
in Okeechobee, LIBERAL
REWARD! (863)467-5571

old, F, spayed, lovable, great
w/kids. Needs room to run.
CAT, 3 years old, female, tortie
calico, declawed & spayed.
Must be kept indoors.
DOGS, Mixed, black male &
brown female.
CHAIR, Matching, Stuffed.
Free, You haul.
en Retriever Puppies: Free to
good home. (863)447-5305


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Okeechobee NewsI

The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL or PART TIME
circulation assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
The Daily. Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employee-s are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

PARAKEETS, 2 males.
gal., 2 -6 gal tanks, perfect
cond., you dispose of old
gas. (772)260-4898
Free, You haul.


Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401K.
Also taking appl's for Helpers
Requires basic survey
knowledge and computer
skills, able to learn GPS
system. Must be energetic &
motivated. Competitive pay
plus benefits. (800)537-3031
Fax (561)799-5650

Available must have a 2 or 4
year degree in accounting or
related field, good computer
and communication skills a
plus, Benefits Available.
Fax resume to:
(863)763-6169 orApply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
All shifts. $7/hr;and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
Mechanic's, Helpers.
Only serious self-
motivated need
apply. Must Ihave
good driving record.
Weekly travel req'd
in FL. Paid travel time,
overtime. Per diem,
DFWR Benefits,
401k, Pd Hol. & vac.
Wilson's Petroleum
at Feed Mill. Experience on
Semi Tractor Trailers a
benefit; Benefits avail.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8thiSt.,
Okeechobee (863)763-5586

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hang your hat? Look no
further than the claosl-

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

Energetic,Self motivated per-
son who loves children to
work for busy Childcare Cen-
ter. 863-467-5588 orfax
resume to 863-467-7560

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,
AR cash flow, & month end
close. Competitive salary &
benefits. Send resume to:
Fax 561-799-5650 email:

Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617
Must have Class A CDL.
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street

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Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Moore Haven -
Glades Electric Cooperative is seeking applicants for the
position of Mechanic. Seeking an individual with a thorough
background in all types of gas, diesel & LP engines,
hydraulics, generators and must be comfortable with change in
the work environment. We offer an excellent salary
commensurate with experience and an outstanding benefit
Employee Applications may be obtained at any GEC Office.
Resumes may be e-mailed to ybradlevO(
or faxed to(863)946-3028.
GEC Is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
and a Drug Free Workplace.

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


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Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation
has immediate needs for an experienced
Electrician and Maintenance Mechanic;
Electrician: Minimum of high school diploma or -
equivalent plus Trade School or 4 years ot related
work experience. Familiar with principles of motor
controls, process control circuits, electrical sche-
matic reading and NEC. Troubleshooting high volt-
age, three phase wiring, process control circuits
and PLC's with minimal supervision.
Mechanic: Experience in pneumatics, hydraulics,
screw conveyors, pump repair, welding, and ma-
chine repair.
Positions offer,,)onus potential, over-
time, retirement plan, 401-K, health, dental, vision,
life, short & long term disability, 10 paid holidays,
paid vacation, paid time off, and others.
Complete an application at:
1820 County Rd: #833, Clewiston, FL. 33440
(863)902-4133, or submit a resume to:
HR Dept. Fax: (863)902-4315, or



Class A & B CDL Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at
Walpole Feed &

2595 NW 8th Street

Business/HR Manager
Okeechobee Juvenile Offender Correction
Center is looking for a combined
Business/HR Manager. OJOCC is a
high/max risk residential juvenile
program contracted by the Department of
Juvenile Justice. The successful
candidate will be responsible for all
business/accounting activities as well as
HR functions. This person must be a
strong team player and interested in the
welfare of youth. A Bachelor's Degree
with previous HR experience is desired.
Respond to OJOCC, 5050 NE 168th St.,
Okeechobee, FL 34972; fax:
863-357-6866; or phone: 863-357-9922.
Or send resumes by e-mail to
Criminal Background Screening/Drug
Free Workplace/EOE

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

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

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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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


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S rnde are Sore popularlu

3irst retmium
financial Services
Wyman "Pitt" Pittman
Ventrell Bouie
Credit Repair
Tax Services Notary
Fast Reliable
812 E. North Park St.
Okeechobee, FL
Office: (863) 763-9400
Fax: (863) 763-9413

Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
Reasonable Rates.

O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over

How do you find a Job hi
today's comptltlve
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-

Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698

Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classifleds

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

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Craftsman Bookcase
This Craftsman-style book-
case project features clean
lines, generous shelves and
tempered glass doors.
Constructed of oak, the pro-
ject measures 60 in. tall by 36
in. wide by 12 in. deep.
Craftsman Bookcase plan
(No. 863) ... $9.95
Bookcases Package
3 plans incl. 863
(No. C118)... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Money Back Guarantee


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Et. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Droapes Linens & Fabrcs 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture. 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducng
Equipment 620
He ting Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage : 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690

A/C, 3% ton, asking $300 or
best offer. (863)675-2598
Iv. msg.
A/C UNITS- 3 ton, Air & heat,

WASHER, Maytag, Early
1920's, gas engine, works
great. $650 (863)467-4328

luxe, black. $100 or best offer.
Good condition. $50.
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft.,
new. Get ready for hurri-
canes. $750 (239)297-4006
REFRIGERATOR- good condi-
tion, 4yrs old, white, $200
(239)872-1213 Alva,FL
STOVE- Electric, Newer model
w/oven, Beige, Works good.
Hardly used. $175.
pool, super capacity, 3yrs
old, excellent condition $350
(239)872-1213 Alva,FL

STORAGE SHED- 8'x12',Some
storm damage. You haul.
$500. (561)714-9827

30', $100 (863)677-0010

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

COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358 .

3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
neg. 863-763-8943 '
STAR WARS: Toys & Col-
lectable's. $100 or best offer
takes entire collection.

XP, with mouse & keyboard.
$95. (863)357-6303
98, Just upgraded. New CD
Burner, etc. $175.

BAR L-shaped w/2 barstools.
Wood & leather. 44" high 22"
wide, 7' and 5' lengths. .150
(863)612-9233 LaBelle
BED, Twin: Good condition.
No stains. $50. or best offer.
Black w/gray, contemporary
style. Lots of mirrors, Nice.
$800 neg. (863)634-7895
BUNK BEDS, Wooden w/built
in desk & set of drawers. Very
good condition. $800.
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,
background, Burgundy &
white flower. Gold fringe at
bottom $150.863-763-2756
COUCH, Tan, Very good con-
dition. $125. LeBelle
DINING SET with 4 chairs,
iron and glass. $750.
(863)467-1020 after 6pm.
END TABLE SET, 3 pc., $75.
(863)357-0223 after 6pm
Haverty's white washed oak.
$350. (863)467-1020 after
FRAME: King Size. $175 or
best offer. (863)675-6142
RECLINER- Barca Lounger,
Retail $900. Like new. Wood
arms & side. Light tan.
$150. (863)763-0582
ROCKING CHAIR, w/ matching
footstool. $35 Labelle
Like new 6 mo old Cost over
$500. Asking $250.
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $50
SOFA, 90", CHAIR, 41", OTTO-
MAN, 34", 2 end tables,
25"x24" & 2 lamps, $700 or
best offer. 863)467-8494

PUTTER, Odyssey, never
used, pd $140 new, sell for
$80. (816)564-4235

REVOLVER 38 CAL Stainless
steel Taurus, 2" barrel, like
new with extras, $375
bination, .22 rifle, S/S w/
ammo and case. $125.

OPAL, 3 carat, exc. fire set in
14 kt., yellow gold, worn 2x,
perfect condition, $750..
WATCH, Gold & Sterling Sil-
ver: Ladies. Clips on wrist.
Made by New Mexico Indians.
$150. neg. (863)357-2233

ered. $100 for all, will sep.

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

CAR HAULER- Hauls up to 4
cars, Needs axles. $700.
$1000 or will separate for
parts. (863)983-9908
'71', Tilt deck, Dual tandems,
SHolds up to 18,000 Ibs.
$2000. (863)357-3981
$100 for all or will sell separ-
ate (863)697-1168 Okee-

PIANO- Kimball, w/bench, Art-
ist console, like new, $900
or best offer (863)902-8883

Rare, sweet & bonded. 8
mths. Cage/nesting box incl,
$1200/pair. (863)673-4716
CANARY, beautiful singer,
$55.. cage available..
DOVES- various colors $10
each. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm. LaBelle.area.
PARROTS: Breeding Parrots
madety) & Baby parrots. Blue
front & Orange Wing Amazons
goat- $100 (863)675-0247
PET SHEEP- Baby. 6 months
old. $100 (863)675-0247.
males, large heads, ready to
go $50 (863)634-8203
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,
$150 each. (863)763-2668
SHITZU, Male, Pure bred
w/papers. 1 yr. old. House-
broken. Beautiful. Must sell.
$200. (863)763-7431
to good home only! 6 wks.,
litter trained. 4 left, kid
friendly. (863)447-0390,
CICIHLIDS $2000. Will sep-
arate. (863)467-9621
Adorable, shots & vet
checked. $475
(863)357-0037 Okeechobee
ZEBRA FINCH, (2), cage
available, $20.

$125, (863)634-6597

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

Vinyl. Like new. Extra acces-
sories + chemicals. $150.

model, Felt needs to be re-
placed. $150.
CROSSBOW, Barnett com-
mando. $75 (239)246-3549
Booted, Size 8. Excellent con-
dition. $60. (863)763-1997

Type S, in bo, wilth amp
1150. (8631610.1421
DEH-P47DH, Super Tuner,
Retail $300 Sell' $200. (in
Box) (863)357-0448
Goodies, Approx. 60. $25

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

Friday, 8/4/06r in WVe.I Pdli
$50 (863)675-1033

. (863)234-1230 ,-
ARM SAW, Sears, radial $75o
(863)675-2598 Iv. msg
metal housing W/port. cabi-
net. Extra blades. $125.
(863)674-1404 eves.
fuel tank with gauge. Used
very little. Runs fine. $325
GENERATOR, 1350, runs
good, four 110 outlets. $200
or best offer. (863)697-9704
new. Never used. Value $4350
Now $2500. (863)675-4079

w/pedals. For Windows or
DOS computer games. $20.

Vacuum/shampooer, includes
all attachments. $500

uppers & lowers, for garage
use. (863)467-4646
MRE's: Meals Ready To Eat
Buying All-Top Dollar Payed
Call Anytime
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


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous B15
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

Not for beginners, Good for
English/Western. $4500 or
best offer. (772)201-7633
tered. $1000. Call for more
info. (863)673-1567 ,
Registered. $2000. for both,
will sep. Call for more info.

mos., old, very gentle, no bad
habits, halter & lead broken, all
shots.'$1000 (863)673-0065
curr. coggins, shots current,
NOT begginers/childs horse.
Trailers/ties. (772)201-7633
MARE Byrs old trail broke,
rides English & Western,,
sound,' bay color. $2000
(863) 509-3446. .
Palamino Paint Gelding, 6
year; old, 15 nands, used for
rail, loads, ties, good ride.
i. 1000 neg. (863)634-9314
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
SORREL GELDING, 2 yrs. old,
$1000. (863)673-0065
SORREL MARE, 8 yrs. Old,.
$1200. (863)673-0065
Welch Pony, 4 yrs. old, 11
hands high, also' mini horse,
28' high, $1550.
YOUTH SADDLE- asking $400
or best offer (863)902-8883


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John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good condition. New $350,
Now $50. (772)971-9474
LAWN MOWER, Craftsman,
LT 2000, 18U / hp, 42". Bought
5/05. Used,6 hrs. $900 or golf
cart trade. (863)467-4735
LEAF BLOWER- Hand held,
excellent cond. $40.
the ground. 2 Tin Bushel Ca-
pacity Bin Composter. Framed..
$300 (863)467-1891
MOWER, 4', good gear box,
pto shaft, 3 point ook up,
needs deck & blades. $100
neg. (863)697-9704
MURRAY 21" 5 HP- self pro-
pelled mower, new blade,
synth; oil, well maint. Like
new $75. (863)484-0110'
asking $150 (863)357-5754
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 20",
with bagger, good condition,
$75 (863)467-0085
30", 14 hp, runs good, older
model, $150 (863)467-0085
RIDING MOWER, 4 yrs. old,
runs good, headlights, $300
or best offer. (863)674-1409
RIDING MOWER, Allis Chalm-
ers, 42" cut, 16hp, Bollns
cast iron eng., $550.
MOWER, Wheel Horse, 42"
cut, $750. (863)763-3451
SNAPPER- 12 HP Rear engine.
Great shape. $550.
(863)517-2077 Labelle
TroyBIIt TIller 8hp, $600, Les-
co SS Pro Fertilizer spreader
.$200, Red Max Trlmm.5l-.$9 -.

n.g ,naA DONS ~ VII I..r

$200, Black Max 80 gal 220
Air Compressor $525, Triple
lawn trailer racks $50




Competitive Contract

Excellent Benefits Available



Competitive Pay

Medical Insurance

401 K Savings Plan

Paid Vacations

CALL (863)763-2158

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

20 hemoImpournt
20 minutes of your day
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bdityouf cohid
bidth to age nine.

APT: 1 B/1BA In the country.
incids all utilities, dish TV, fully
furnished. $700 mo. + 1st
Mno. &sec. 863-634-5864. .
$850 & 1BR $750 for lease,
No pets or smoking. Call

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

Brand New 3BR/2BA In Dixie
Ranch Estates. Private, quiet,
Includes washer & dryer, lawn
& water system maintenance.
$1100/mo. 1st, last, last& $500
sec. (561)723-0661
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 .
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm.. 2 Ba.
Tile Liv. Rm., No HOA. $1195.
mo. Lawrence Associates.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1 st & sec, No pets
Okeechobee, 3BR/1BA comrn-
pletely renovated, new bath &
central air. $1400/mo. 1st, last
&sec. (561)723-2226
Side. 4 Bdrm. 2 Ba., $1200 .
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
RIM CANAL, 2BR/1BA avail.
6/10; Furnished, water view;
dock, pool, tennis, no pets.
$999 mo. + 1st. last,&sec.
Call (863)634-8757

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

AIR BOAT HULL, Fiberglass
w/good polymer & home
made tandem axle trailer.
$1000 neg. (863)227-2954

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NEW HOME- $115,000, on
your lot, 3br, 2ba, Ig LR, Kit
w/ apple, 1 car gar. Lawrence
Assoc. (800)543-2495
Okeechobee, 4BR/2.5BA,
CBS, Fixer-upper. 2,500 sq. ft.
$115,000 or best offerfor
quick closing. (863)801-3155
Shop here flrstl
The classlfled ads

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

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

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lot 2005
Mobile Home Prts 2010
Mobile Homes. Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020

OKEECHOBEE- lot in NW sec-
tioh, close to Seminole Elem.
Call (863)697-1168

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

$700/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. No Pets

1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba, all
inclusive, Okeechobee area.
$30k neg. (305)345-2472 .

S OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
Mobile Home. Lg screened
porch. Will lease w/option.
$750 mo. (863)634-3451.
Okeechobee, Otter Creek
Estates, 5BR/2BA, office, front
& back porch, Very nice, on
1 + acres $150.000 For miiore
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Boats 3005
Camprs/RVs 3010
Jet Skid 3015
Marine Accessoriea 3020
Marine Miscellaneou 3025
Motorcycles '3030
Sport AeM ATV 3035

AIR BOAT-10', 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.
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 trlr 32'. $2000 obo.
Hydrlc brake/lights. 27 1/2'
Bayliner as-is on trir free
w/purchase 954-954-3401
140 Johnson Outboard, bi-
mini top, good trir., Must
Sell, $2500. (863)612-1648
Twin 85hp, 60 mph. Includes
trailer. $5000 or best offer.
JOHN BOAT, 14' aluminum,
with galvanized trailer. $650
(863)675-6214 after 6 pm
OUTBOARD, 100hp Johnson,
real good shape. $1500 or
best offer. (863)467-5725
PROCRAFT 1984,17Ft., 6 In.
w/150 Johnson GT. $2500.
SAILBOAT, 24 Ft. on cradle.
Shallow draft, Exc. project for
river. Must move! $300 neg.
863-612-9233 LaBelle

Limlei Eation, e^A cond.,
$10 000 firm.

FLAGSTAFF '86, 23tl pop-up
central air and heat, refrigera-
tor. sieepps 6. $4250
Holiday Rambler, '82, 35'
lung. end porch in very
nice park on LanarI $2500 or
besl oteri. (863)634-8343
MOTOR HOME: Low miles.
Jew iirps. Very good condi-
Orn 1.2000 or best offer.

BOAT MOTOR: 225 Mercury
Optimax w/25" Shaft. Warranty
'ti 4/2008. All controls, cables
& harness. Hydraulic steering.
151 hours. :$7500
BOAT TRAILER: 2003 Alumi-
num, Tandem Axel. $1100 or
best offer. (863)634-0392
rine 2 way, $125
OUTBOARD, 115hp Evinrude,
v4, power trim & tilt, stainless
steel prop, full control. Fresh-
water. $1300 (863)236-0100

APRILIA RS50 2003 eng.
swaped for a 250 2 stroke,
run & drives exc. $2500
BMW K75 RT'92- 70K miles,
paid $3500 asking $2500 firm
(863)634-9620 Okee area
Sportster, Bell drive, alot of
chrome, big tank & big seat.
$5000 (772)485-8103
HONDA GL 1100 1985, Runs
great. $1800 or best offer.
63-610-0644 or

TRAILER: 24 Ft., 2005, Excel-
lent condition. 0 Trip miles.
Queen Bed. Paid $24,500. Will
sacrifice for $17,500 or best
offer. (863)357-2891 Iv. msg.



rour iwneae urve j4-03
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
"actor %Haers 4060
Utfiity Trailers a 4065
Vans 4070

needs transmission, $250.
CADILLAC '92- 2dr, SW edi-
tion, iew sta erE'rieadlihrier
Runs, LooKs greal 11000.
(772)284-1194 -
CAMARO Z28- '93, Needs
work, $1800 Or best offer.
(863)634-6196 .

Vintage edition. Dark metallic
silver, beige interior. Faux con-
vertible top. Vogue tires. New
battery/brakes. Florida car. All
the bells & whistles. Low mile-
age. Exc. cond. $8900 best of-
fer. (863)467-4811 Okee
Cadillac Deville, '92,
looks/runs good, interior per-
fect, leak in trans. line,
$1200 neg. (309)472-1561
CAMARO Z28 80- auto, all
original, nice restoration pro-
ject, $1700 neg.
(863)634-6601 Ive msg.
Camaro Z28 '84 no motor/
trans. Good project. $300
w/title.863-467-5401 or
772- 359-2923
T-Tops, V8 w/Edelbrock carb.
/Intake. New CD. Looks/Runs
great. $2500.772)971-9474
Chevy Camaro Z28, '84, no
motor, no trans., have title,
$ 3 0 0
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.
matic, A/C works. Asking
$1500 or best offer.
roon, looks/runs good, low
mileage. $2500 neg. Call
after 6pm. (863) 635-3929
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $250.
(239) 657-4348.
iigri Dlue-. ,wriiite top, dark
blue ml,, runs good, $1000
rieg (863J)6741409
MERCEDES BENZ '99, 4 cyl.,
.4:3 L Super Charge, 5 spd.,
Auto. trans. Fully Loaded. 76K.
$9500 (863)763-4541
MERCEDES SLC 79- Silver,
new a/c, alt, belts. Runs, good
trans., 196k, hit on pass. side
Odr. $600. (305)668-7785
'86, cold a/c, good transpo0r-
tation, can be seen at JJ Au-
to, $600. (863)946-3570
Runs great. A/C, Stereo.
$1900. (063)983-5597
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
TOYOTA CELICA 1987, $700
Runs great. Stick shift. Great
on gas. A/C. Stereo..

'Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible / Truck. Please call

New mufflers, Battery, Tune
Up. Exc. cond. Beautiful car.
$7800 863-357-7214 after 5p

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
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, good buggy $500

F250/350, w/caps 8 lug,
4/set 4x4, almost new,
$350.(863)673-1404 eves..
BEDUNER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $50
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 hauJ $125
chrome, w/light guards for
'98 Chevy Tahoe & more,
$125 neg. (863)675-0705
Runs good, New tires. Front
end damage. $400 or best
offer. (863)697-3008
RIMS, 22" & TIRES. his late
model Chevy lull size, 65%
tread on tires, asking
$1900 18631634-4376
RIMS, (4) 16" Alum,, w/covers
for '99 and up Ford, 8 lug.
$75. (863)763-6216
Third Seat, brond niw for '99
Ford E4peailiorn, $200.

CHEVY '88- 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
sm block, 4spd w/low 1st
gear, $1500 (863)634-5421
$1400 (863)843-0156 LaBelle

I Puli Notice

I Puli Notice

Pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, th e Stat ofFlorida's Consultants
Competitive Negotiations Act, and the State Requirements for Educational Fa-
cilities (SREF), the Disaict Board of Trustees of Indian River Community College
will consider the contracting of a CONSTRUCTION MANAGER (CM) for providing
professional services for the following construction project:
The project will consist of:
Working with the project aritect in t desgn pase iling value eginer-
ng, the nevelopean of a Guaraheed ax ORnr c (GMF), and consruiclon
Business entities Interested In providing construction management services to Indian
River Community College (IRCC) are hereby notified that their Statement of
Qualifications for providing the required services must be received by the deadline
of 2'00 o m local time Thursday June 22 2006 in the IRCC Facilities Plannina
Office at 3209 Virolnia Avenue Buildins "S" Room 233 Fort Pierce Florida
Instructions for completion and submission of the Construction Management State-
ment of Qualifications may be obtained at the IRCC Facilities Planning Office,
3209 Virginia Avenue, Building "S", Room 233, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596;
ir referred to e-mail your request to o ;; ora by calling the Facilities
Oe at 772-462-7360.
IRCC reserves the right to waive any Informality in the selection process and to re-
ject any or all Statements of Qualifications.
138637O0N 6/1,8,15/06

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. mls. Good
tires. Just needs a little TLC.
$1400 peg. (863)675-6142
FORD F100 1976, 300, 6 cyl.,
4 spd. w/A/C. Good work
truck. $800 or best offer.
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $900 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.
FORD F150 XLT '91, 4x4,
5.8 automatic, runs but
needs work. $1200 or best
offer. (863)467-6143
runs & looks good, $1500.

4x4, V6, Vorie engine. AVC,
Great shape $2800.
Runs good Cold A C.
$2500. 863-634-0512 or
Limited. $2500
4.0, 2wd, needs cam bearings
:& seal. Has new transmission.
$900 (239)768-1015 aft. 5pm
1991, 62K org. mis. Garage
kept. $2500 or best offer.
(863)675-4079 LaBelle.

4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex-
tra heavy duty, elec brakes
$1600 (863)234-1230

165K mis., FM/CD. Looks
great. Runs a little rough. Ask-
ing $1800 (863)467-1000
VAN, TV, VCR, Play Station,
Captains Seats, .A/C. Good
cond. $2400 (863)634-8854
FORD VAN 1500- $350
ER SE 1996, 7 Pass. Mini Van.
114K. New tires. Very good
cond. FM/Cass. NA/C, P/W, V6,
C/C, Tilt. Silver w/grey int.
13450 (.863)6,-4212

Sleds you
best products
and services.

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anassee Localimeon wenesoay, June 2theena uc,
05 Suwannee St., Rm. 60, the Mall Room or the DOT Auditorium In Tallahassee,
Florida and other district locations as indicated In the DOT Bid Solicitation Notice.
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locations will be publicly opened on Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. in
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Bidders are hereby notified that all bids on any ofe tollowing projects are likely to
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reason, the project may be deferred afor readvertsing for bids until such time that
a more competitive situation exists. In addition, award of all federally funded prm-
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Community Events

Book discussion group to meet
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group will meet Thursday,
June 22. at 7 p m. The book to be read and discussed is "Persuasion" by
Jane Austen. This \\.ill be the last meeting for the season. The next meet-
ing will be in September. The lihbrarN is located at 206 S.W Second St. For
in formrration, call Jan Fehrman at I863 1 357-9980.

Free memory loss screeningsoffered
The Visiting Njrses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will offer free mem-
ory loss screenings on Friday, June 23, from I 1 a.m until 2:30 p.m.
Appointments are needed. To schedule an appointment, call Donna True
at 800-861-7826 or (7721 285-6291.

April Brown (Yates) benefit will be June 24
A memorial benefit has been scheduled for April Brown (Yates) on
Saturday, June 24-1 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 i86331447-1141.

Realtors host benefit links tourney
The Okeechobee Count% Board of Realtors \\ill host their annual golf
tournament on Saturday, June 24, at 8 a.m. at the Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Okeechobee High School Schol-
arship Fund and Habitat for Humanity. The Board of Realtors is looking
for teams, sponsors and anyone interested in donating a door prize. Call
J.D. MLxon for details at 1.863) 763-0999.

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

Church hosting Bible adventure
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 412 N.W Sixth St., will hold its
Bible times village adventure June 25 through June 29 from 6 until 8 p.m.
Bring your entire family to Bethlehem Village and dress in your robes or
tunics so you will fit right into the Bible times setting. To register your fam-
ily for this adventure, call (863) 357-3680.

Free HIV testing offered
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. will be offering free, confi-
dential, HIV testing on Tuesday, June 27, at Lakeshore Medical, 308 N.W
Fifth Ave. For information, call Rachel at Lakeshore Pediatrics, 1100 N.
Parrott Ave., (863) 763-7491; or at Erma at the Lakeshore Annex, 103 N.E.
,19th Drive, (863) 763-1951.

Class of'77 plans reunion
The Class of 1977 is planning their 30-year class reunion. A meeting is
scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, at R.J. Gators, 102 S.W. 14th St., 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 at (863) 697-
9817, Karen Williamson Larson at (863).763-5101 or Toni Bennett Doyle
at (863) 634-9491.

Hospital plans hurricane seminar
Rauletson Hospital, 1796 U.S 441 N., will host A Medical Hurricane
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. Dinner service will be at 5 p.m. Please RSVP to (863) 824-2702.

Martha's House offers weekend getaway
Martha's House is selling tickets for a weekend getaway for two. Tick-
et are $5 each and includes a two-night stay at the Oceanside Holiday Inn
Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each morning; a $50 dinner
gift certificate; and, two movie tickets for the Brahman Theater All pro-
ceeds 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.

Peace Lutheran plans VBS
Peace Lutheran Ministries will host a vacation Bible school June 26-30
from 6 until 8 p.m. The theme will be All Aboard the Gospel Express. For
information, call (863) 763-5042.

Basinger Baptist Church plans VBS
The First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N., is hosting a
vacation Bible school July 24 -July 28 from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme for
this year is Artic Edge. Children in grades one through 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 the Head Start and Volun-
tary Pre-Kindergarten program. Ongoing 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 Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

Legion forming new unit
American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St:, of keechobee has
formed a new unit that will be known as the American Legion Post #64
social membership. Members may not be eligible for American Legion,
Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion membership. Prospective
members may not have been convicted of a felony. Applications are
available at the American Legion. Applications \ill be screened by the
social membership committee.

Legion Auxiliary plans meetings
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #64 in Okeechobee, 501 S.E.
Second St., will have meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each
month. The second Tuesday night meeting will start at 7 p.m., while the
fourth Tuesday night meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Members are asked to
bring a covered dish for the pot luck dinners. For information, call Bea at
(863) 763-4953; or, contact the American Legion Post #64 at (863) 763-

AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping with the
event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year, which is Breast
Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer survivor or would like to be
a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or
Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.

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

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7
until 8 p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity
to "purchase" items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not be-
held during the month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859;
or, (863) 697-6320.

Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part
of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To
become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (863) 610-

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The blood mobile will be at Raulersofn Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on the
second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The mobile unit
will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the fourth Sat-
urday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of August may
be skipped. For information, call (863) 3824499. All blood types are
needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications and condi-
tions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be
accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.

Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the EAHEAP
program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over. Call Kim
Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.

Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of currently raising funds for their residence,
The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot Shearwa-
ter boat complete with a 150hp. lour-stroke EFI Suzuki outboard and an
aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at Eli's Western
Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appliance,
Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Plantation and Hospice of Okee-
* chobee. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Drawing will be held on July 4. For
information, call Theresa Davis at (863) 467-2321.

Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets -for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are now available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations for
the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the Chamber
of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to
Shriner's programs.

Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from, all class members. Please
send'information via e-mail to: ohsl

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for sen-
iors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass
and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would
like to expand its activities to groups that would like to play board
games, card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any
ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183,
or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.

Okeechobee County

Road Watch

The Florida Department of
Transportation warns motorists to
take care in areas where road
work is under way. Projects in
Okeechobee County this week
S.R. 70: From West of U.S. 98
to West of Seventh Avenue North-
west: Construction project. Work
continues to widen and recon-
struct the existing two-lane road-
way to four lanes with a center
dual left turn lane. The work
includes drainage improvements,
signals, and street lighting. Crews
are working on storm drainage

and roadway construction at vari-
ous locations throughout the
project. The contractor is Russell
S.R. 710: From S.R. 70 to north
of Interceptor Creek:. Construc-
tion project. The roadway
improvements consist of widen-
ing, milling and resurfacing. Work
continues throughout the project
limits and motorists should
expect nighttime lane closures
from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., as well as
slow moving traffic and possible
delays. The contractor is Dicker-

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