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closed :to through traffic for
repair of the railroad crossing
beginning June 5. Beginning
June 12, C.R. 15Awill be closed
for the same reason.
The pool at the Sports Com-
plex has re-opened. It is open
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Hours: Mon.-Sat, 10 a.m.-5
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not only practice for the seven,
astronauts' expected launch in
July, but also a dry run for the
flight controllers in the so-
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direct the lifloff
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the first shuttle flight in almost a
year and only the second one
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Okeechobee County Assistant Superintendent of Schools Lee Dixon and his wife Teri
were the guests of honor at a reception Wednesday afternoon, June 14, to honor Mr.
Dixon who is retiring after 30 years of service to the school district.
After 30 years, school official retires
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Teachers and school admin-
istrators gathered in the Okee-
chobee County School Board
meeting room Wednesday
afternoon to honor one of their
own Lee Dixon, assistant
superintendent of schools,
who is retiring after 30 years
service as a teacher and school
All of those 30 years have
been spent with Okeechobee
"I'm not going anywhere,"
Mr. Dixon said.
When asked what he was
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Wednesday afternoon, June 14, in the meeting room of
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$3 million reserve fund
has put city in good stead
By Audrey Blackwell
The city of Okeechobee is in
pretty good shape with a $3
million reserve fund, according
to Mayor James Kirk.
"That's a good figure for a
city our size," he said to mem-
bers of the Chamber of Com-
merce during their lunchtime
meeting on Wednesday, June
Another budgetary factor he
quoted when giving a sort of
"state of the city" presentation
was that taxes did not have to
be raised in the last two years of
budget setting. In addition, last
budget season, in the fall of
2005, the city was able to give
city employees a 7.5 percent
salary boost, he said, and that
was in addition to the city's
step-pay salary increase plan.
One downside the mayor
mentioned was the fact that the
city tends to lose firemen to sur-
rounding communities that can
pay a little higher salary. But he
softened the statement with the
fact that it doesn't happen very
The mayor used a conversa-
tional tone when talking about
the city, a trademark stance for
him to build rapport with the
audience, and openly gave his
opinions about various hap-
"I'm a talker. I don't have
any notes. I like to share my
thoughts, and sometimes I get
into trouble for that," he said,
brought a little laughter from
Mayor Kirk.said he doesn't
go into city hall very often,
explaining that offices are there
but the city administrator runs
the city and keeps him and the
city council apprised of hap-
"Do you know what hap-
pens when I walk in the door at
city hall? All work stops and
people always ask what they
can do for me," he said.
He explained that the mayor
is appointed by the council,
and that they practice civility
during their bimonthly meet-
"Citizens come before the
council with their issues, and I
will not let the council be
attacked by a citizen. And I
won't let the council attack a
citizen," he said.
Moving on to the topic of
growth, the mayor said growth
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Mayor James Kirk told members of the Okeechobee Chamber
of Commerce that the city is in good shape at the June 14
Chamber lunchtime meeting.
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going to do, he replied, "At first,
Then, he went on to say there
were four or five things he could
"Teaching is one," he added.
"It's what I went into the business
for," he said.
Even though he has not taught
for 25 years, many of his former
students still remember him.
And, his love of teaching might
draw him back into the profes-
The Anderson, Ind., native is a
1976 graduate of Indiana Univer-
sity in Bloomington, Ind., with a
degree in biology and psycholo-
That same year he started his
career as a science teacher at
Okeechobee Junior High School,
which is now Yearling Middle
School. In addition to his teach-
ing duties, he found time to do
graduate work and in June of
1980 he received a master's
degree in administration/supervi-
sion from Florida Atlantic Univer-
In 1980 and 1981, he served as
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brings with it some major prob-
lems. He pointed to problems in
the southwestern part of the city,
where he lives, which had a lot of
problems with flooding after hur-
ricanes hit the area in the last two
years. He said the flooding
impacted his neighbors as well.
He is hopeful that .the problem
will get solved soon and compli-
mented the county for its efforts.
"The city is working with the
county and a resolution is about
two years away," he said. He
added that in a small community
such as Okeechobee the city and
* county can work well together.
Turning to -the city's Com-
merce Center, Mayor Kirk said
one new business is busily at
work there now Entegra Roof
Okeechobee County Assistant Superintendent of Schools
Lee Dixon (left) was presented a plaque by Superintendent of
Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper that recognized his retirement
after 30 years of service to the school district. The event took
place at the June 13 school board meeting. -
a math teacher at Okeechobee
Junior High School. From 1981
until 1984, Mr. Dixon was assis-
tant principal at the junior high. In
1984, he moved up to principal at
the school and kept that position
until he became an assistant
superintendent of schools in 1987.
Mr. Dixon has served under the
three superintendents Danny
and Tile Corporation. He said
orders have been increasing and
the company will add shifts as
needed. They plan to run about
40 trucks a day, and the mayor
said he was concerned that with
that kind of truck traffic that a
traffic light would need to be
installed at U.S. 441. N. and Ninth
According to the mayor, get-
ting a traffic light installed is a diffi-
cult process, and so far he hasn't
been able to get one. He said the
state Department of Transporta-
tion (DOT) did a traffic study, but
it didn't show a big traffic prob-
lem now. They plan to run anoth-
er study in 30 days to see if the
area warrants another traffic light.
The mayor said he is-con-
cerned with future growth of traf-
fic in the area coupled with it tak-
ing a long time to get a light
installed-- six months minimum.
Mullins, Phoebe Raulerson and
Dr. Patricia Coopler.
When Mr. Mullins was superin-
tendent, there was only one assis-
tant superintendent. This assistant
dealt with operations and the
position was filled by Johnny
Mack Kinsaul. Mr. Mullins created
another assistant superintendent
position for instruction, which
"I asked for help from the gov-
ernor and it appears that no one
tells DOT what to do," the mayor
During a question and answer
session, several questions
focused on the traffic light situa-
tion as to exactly where it would
go and if the city would consider
an alternate route or a bypass
over the nearby railroad tracks.
The mayor responded that
those options had been discussed
before and, so far, not decide"I
A question, arose about the
Herbert Hoover Dike and the safe-
ty of the city from Lake Okee-
chobee during a hurricane.
Mayor Kirk said that the city is
in the north end of the lake and
shouldibe safer than the south
"We're higher.than the south
end. ... I'd be real concerned if I
was filled by Mr. Dixon. Later,
upon the retirement of Mr. Kin-
saul, Mr. Dixon was moved over to
the other assistant superinten-
Mr. Mullins said that Mr. Dixon
filled both positions well and
called him "very versatile."
"A tremendous loss to the
school system," is how Mrs.
Raulerson described Mr. Dixon's
She said he spent years master-
ing the rules and policies of
administration and had a very
good understanding of the law.
"Nobody did a more careful
job of judging," she said. "He did
not let personal feelings get in the
way. He gave me a lot of good
"The most important thing I
could say about Lee is his heart
and his life have been a big part of
this district and this community
for 30years," said Dr. Cooper. "We
wish him well and many, many,
many happy years of retirement."
"He was a great boss," said
Johnnie Ruth Fralix who has
served as Mr. Dixon's secretary
since he was named assistant
principal in 1981. "I have thor-
oughly enjoyed working with
lived in the south end. I'm not an
engineer, but I would not be there
if a hurricane came," he said.
The mayor talked briefly about
the recent study completed by
engineers through South Florida
Water Management District that
said the dike is in worse condition
than originally thought. He said
the engineers used the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers' data and
came to that conclusion. -
"And the Corps is not saying
that what was said is wrong. It's
ndt new, but it's gettiig worse,"
Mayor Kirk said.
The mayor suggested that if
two groups disagree about some-
thing they should come together
openly and discuss it, rather than
each one stating their points sepa-
rately. He said he thinks coming
together would bring about a bet-
ter resolution on issues, such as
the status of the dike.
Survey will help business community I
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to iden-
tify 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 prioritiz- i
ing projects that will help the business community direct issues of
concern to the proper authorities. ,
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website.
www.mainstreetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive
Director Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
ASR ground-breaking ceremony planned
OKEECHOBEE A ground breaking ceremony for the Lake
Okeechobee Aquifer Storage and Recovery Pilot Project will be
held Thursday, June 29, at 10 a.m. at Scott Driver Park on S.R. 78W.
Lotto jackpot rises to $14M
TALLAHASSEE (AP) No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto
numbers, causing the jackpot to roll over to an estimated $14 mil-
lion, lottery officials said Thursday.
A total of 66 tickets matched five numbers to win $5,054.50
each; 4,319 tickets matched four numbers for $62.50 each; and
85,660 tickets matched three numbers for $4 each.
The winning Florida. Lotto numbers selected Wednesday: 5-15-
Three win in 'Fantasy 5' .
TALLAHASSEE (AP) Three winners of the "Fantasy 5" game
will collect $88,396.81 each, the Florida Lottery said Thursday.
The winning tickets were bought in the cities of Jacksonville,:
West Palm Beach and Hollywood. lottery officials reported.
The 447 tickets matching 4-of-5 numbers will collect $95.50
Another 13,056 tickets matching 3-of-5 won $9 each. and'
123,502 tickets won a Quick Pick ticket for picking 2-of-5..
The numbers drawn Wednesday night were 1-.7-12-24-31.
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The fourth grade New Endeavor High School class
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plishments in producing the parent guide and summer
activity guide. She was honored by Dr. Patricia Cooper
(right) superintendent of schools.
The following individuals Leta Gaskins, 39, N.W,
were arrested bn felony or driv- Ninth St., Okeechobee, was
ing. under the influence (DUI) arrested June 13 by Deputy 0G.
charges by the Okeechobee Popovich on a warrant charging
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO); her with the felony of driving
the Okeechobee City Police while license suspended habit-
Department (OCPD), the Florida ual offender. Her bond was set at:
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flori- $2,500.
da Fish and W\ildlife Conserva- Adam Scott Mowery, 28,
tion Commission (FWC) or the N.W. 70th Ave., Okeechobee,
Department of Corrections was arrested by the OCPD on a
(DOC). felony charge of possession of a
Michael Leelan Kendrick, controlled substance (oxy-,
33, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, codone) and misdemeanor
was arrested June 12 by Detec- charges of attaching an unas-
tive John Ziegler on a felony signed tag and violation of dri-'
charge of possession of cocaine very's license restrictions. His
and a misdemeanor charge of bond was set at $3,500.
possession of drug parapherna- This column lists arrests and
lia. His bond was set at $6,000. not convictions, unless other-
Robert Mason Etzer, 28, wise stated. Anyone listed here
N.W. Third Axe., Okeechobee, who is later found innocent or
was.arrested June .12 by Detec- has had the charges against them
tive John Ziegler on a charge of dropped is welcome to inform
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ture. His bond %\as set at $10,000. will be confirmed and printed..
Charlie Albert The Eagles, and a lifetime mem-
ber of the American Legion, all in
Bradham, Jr. Sebring. He enjoyed fishing and
Charlie Albert Bradham, Jr., singing in a Barber Shop Quartet.
age 79, of Okeechobee, died June He is survived by: his sister,
5, 2006, at his Ruth (Jake) McKinney of
residence. He Gainesville; daughters, Sonia
was born Sept. Bradham of Greensboro N.C.,
1, 1926, in Ruth (Gerald) Johnson of Jack-
Savannah Ga. sonville, Tina (Sammy) Strickland
and was a resi- of Orange Park, and Regina Brad-
dent of Okee- ham of Chapel Hill, N.C. In addi-
chobee for the tion, he is. survived by his com-
past 24 years. panion, Irene Levengood of
Mr. Bradham Okeechobee.
served in the Charlie The family has decided not to
U.S. Navy and Bradham, Jr. hold visitation or services at this
later in life re- time.
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Vietnam where he served as a 1st direction and, care of the Buxton
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Help is still available for Hurri-
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and spiritual needs of the com-
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4H Camp 2006
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much more! The week of camp is
June 19-23 and is held at Camp
Cloverleaf in Lake Placid. Camp is
open to youth 8-13 and you do
not have to be currently enrolled
in 4H to attend. If you are interest-
ed in going please call the Glades
County Extension Office at (863)
946-0244 for more information.
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CANALS: I wish there was something that could be done about the
canals. It's overgrown everywhere. It stinks. We pay high taxes for
waterfront property and there is no way you can get a boat in or out of
here. I understand they have some money to do something about this,
but when are they?
Editor's Note: Engineers are still working on getting out bid specifi-
cations and going through the permitting process.
COLD FOOD: About cold food at restaurants, I have an idea. Fix
your own lunch at home, take it with you and pop it in the microwave
at work. That means hot food at lunch and you don't have to pay five
times too much for it. And, you can only complain to yourself if you
don't like what you fix.
NO SEATBELTS: It seems strange that if we are having a crack
down on making people wear seatbelts that we have people in pickup
trucks with people riding in the bed of the truck especially on the'
weekends. You are likely to see six or seven children in the back of the
truck and nobody with a seatbelt.
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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.will be the last meeting for
the season. The next meeting will be in September. The library
is located at 206 S.W. Second St. For information, call Jan
Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Red Cross hosts Extreme Weekend
The American Red Cross will hold their third Extreme Week-
end for local high school aged youths to be trained and pre-
pared to assist the community during disasters. The training is
free and the trainees will receive a Red Cross T-shirt and certifi-
cation in all Red Cross training. The Extreme Weekend will be
Friday, June 23, from 5:30 until 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, June
24, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the American Red Cross Okee-
chobee Branch, 323 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call (863)
Free memory loss screenings offered
The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park Si.' will-offer
free memory loss screenings on Friday, June 23, from 11 a.m.
until 2:30 p.m. Appointments are needed. To schedule an
appointment, call Donna True at 800-861-7826 or (772) 285-
Godwin Family Reunion planned
The annual Godwin family reunion will be held Saturday,
June 24, at the Grace Christian Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave at 10
a.m. A barbecue lunch will be served at noon. Meat will be pro-
vided. Please bring a covered dish of vegetables, salads, deserts,
etc. If you have any old family photos or mementos, please
bring them-to share with the family. For information, call (863)
763-2614,or Jimmy Godwin at (772) 216-3048.
Fort Drum plans Boot camp
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will hold
its vacation Bible school June 24-30 from 5:30 until 9 p.m. The
theme for this years' event is Truth Quest B.O.O.T. (Biblical Out-
look and Outreach Training). There will be games, snacks,
crafts, fun, skits music and more in a fun Army boot camp set-
ting. This is a free camp for youths ages 4 to 12. For information,
call (863) 467-1733.
April Brown (Yates) benefit will be June 24
A memorial benefit has been scheduled for April Brown
(Yates) on Saturday, June 24, from noon until 4 p.m. at Good
Spirits, 245 U.S. 441 S.E. Spaghetti dinners will be $5 per plate.
There will also be a live band, karaoke and an auction to help
raise funds for funeral expenses. A trust fund has been set up at
Big Lake National Bank. For information, call April Selph at
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State should become
global trade center
There is a need for the state of
Florida to become an Internation-
al Trade Center.
As a strategic economic point
for the Caribbean including the
Canal of Panama, Central Ameri-
ca along with investors and busi-
ness people from Latin America -
- the state will have the economic
resources and connection to
develop the trade center globally.
But the state of Florida has to
do some changing beginning
with urban planning. The first
thing is to establish more schools
- elementary and superior -
especially for children of poor
areas. There is a need to establish
a vocational high school. If the
student wants to continue college
studies they can do it; if not, they
will have a career that will help
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. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are
all about. Foir information, contact OIlie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
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. It's an open meeting.
A.A~ meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held on
the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S.
441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at noon. Women
should bring business cards and information to promote their business.
The meeting provides networking opportunities for women in business
and is open to the public. No membership is required. For information,
contact Robin Delgado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjury-
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.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.,
at the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride at 8 a.m.,
weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week or any ques-
tions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart at
(863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the groip. For information or to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black'at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets al noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting.
The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For
information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. ThirdSt.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the.
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal aild informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet Irom 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets In the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There Is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Reunion planned for '60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center,
4276 U.S. 441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. There
will be a special tribute for Johnny Mack Kinsaul If you are a
member of a class from 1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For
information, call (863) 763-6464 or (863) 763-8865.
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 family for this adventure, call (863)
Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fit-
ness Center on Monday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-4320.
them to get a job. Every town
deserves a university that will
bring more people to work and to
Helping the dysfunctional fam-
ily will prevent a lot of problems.
There is also a need to develop
a work force that has the ability,
the education, the attitudes and
values needed to move the busi-
Last, but not least, it is impor-
tant to develop the infrastructure
that is needed for mass trans-
portation, electricity, water, tele
phone, roads and" housing fof
those in the low- to moderately
income bracket. This is essential
for school teachers, police anl
other people who do not have a
big salary. I
This will help with the druk
and criminality issue that Florida
Church hosting Bible school
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will
host their annual vacation Bible school the week of June 12-16
from 5 until 8 p.m. This year's theme is Treasure Seekers, explor-
ing God's promises. A nursery will be provided for helpers and
those taking part in the adult class. Dinner will also be provided.
For information, call (863) 763-402 1.
Blood drive scheduled
Highlands Florida Blood Center will hold a Father's Day Blood
drive at the Golden.Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., on Sat-
urday, June 17, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. All donors will receive a
free breakfast buffet and T-shirt. A picture ID is required for
donors. For information, call (863) 382-4499.
Gospel sing planned
The North Okeechobee Church of God. 15949 N.W. 301h Ter-
race, will be hosting a southern style gospel sing with the Singing
Reflections on Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 18,
at 11 a.m. For information, call (863) 634-0344..
Tinnitus topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
June 17, starting at 7:30 a.m. It will be re-broadcast at I and 6
p.m. on 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Barbara
Sanders, associate director, and Amy Harris, director of research
and support, of the American Tin nitus Association. The topic will
be educating the public on Tinnitus its causes, treatments.and
resources. Call the American Tinnitus Association Helpline (800)
634-8978;.or, go to their website atwww.ata.org. ,
Mr. & Miss Firecracker pageant planned
The Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue volunteers will sponsor
their annual Mr. and Miss Firecracker beauty pageant on Satur-
day, June 17, 6 p.m., at the Okeechobee High School Lecture
Hall, 2800 U.S. 441 N. This contest is open to Okeechobee resi-
dents 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 Dar-
lene Stokes at (863) 763-3430.
Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Sat-
urday, June 17, at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The
tournament will get under way at 8;a,m. Tournament format will
be a four-person scramble, make your own team. The entry fee
will include green fees, prizes and a barbecue. Proceeds from
the tournament will help defray medical expenses incurred by
Mr. Allison. For information or to enter, call (863) 763-1921, ext.
11. The deadline for paid entries is Saturday, June 10.
Church schedules Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host their
Vacation Bible School June 19-23 from 6 until 9, p.m. This year's
topic is Arctic Edge, Where Adventure Meets Courage.. Classes
will be from age 3 to adult. A class for the deaf will also be avail-
able. Child care for 2 and under will be provided for parents
attending VBS. A kick-off event is scheduled for June 17 from 9
until 11:30 a.m. Registration forms may be downloaded at
www.oakviewbaptist.org, or picked up at the church office. For
information, call (863) 763-1699.
Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual
summer camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12 during
the month of June. Camp dates are: June.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
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
refreshments. The event is open to Main Street members and the
'DaVinci Code' discussion planned
A discussion on the "DaVinci Code" will be held at the Okee-
chobee County Library, 206 S.W 16th St., on June 20 and 27 at
6:30 p.m. For information, call the Everglades Baptist Church at
Healthy Start offers parenting classes
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering par-
enting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encouraged to attend. The classes will
be held June 21, 28 and July 5, 12 and 19 from 6 until 7 p.m. at
the Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St. This adults-only
parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes. You must attend
all six classes to get a Certificate of Completion. No child care
will be available. For information, call (863) 462-5877.
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.
Free HIV testing offered
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. will be offering free,
confidential, HIV testing on Tuesday, June 27, at Lakeshore Med-
ical, 308 N.W. Fifth Ave. For information, call Rachel at
Lakeshore Pediatrics, 1100 N. Parrott Ave., (863) 763-7481; or at
Erma at the Lakeshore Annex, 103 N.E. 19th Drive, (863) 763-
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-
,The Okeechobee News, Friday, June 16, 2006
OTHER AREA NEWS 5
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Reverend Bruce Simpson (third from right) pastor of First United Methodist Church of
Okeechobee and president of the Okeechobee Ministerial Association presents Mary
Ann Swinford (second from right) of Big Lake Missions Outreach with the keys to a 2006
Ford Explorer. The donation was made possible by churches represented in the minis-
terial association and individual contributions. Taking part in the presentation are: (left
to right) Bruce Swinford of Big Lake Missions Outreach, Malinda Belleville of the Preg-
nancy Resource Center, Reverend Gene Rodenberry, chaplain of Okeechobee Health
and Rehabilitation Center, Reverend Simpson, Mrs. Swinford, and Reverend Frank
Adams, pastor of Abundant Blessing Assembly of God.
Wastewater treatment plant needs upgrades
By Ideybis Gonzalez ments provided by the city, the The. last expansion to the
Special to Okeechobee News Department of Environmental plant was completed in 1985.
Protection (DEP) recently City officials started work on
CLEWISTON In anticipa- ordered the city to expand the the project after the directive
ition of the wastewater treatment wastewater plant to accommo- from DEP
plant nearing full capacity, the date the city's growing popula- According to information pro-
City of Clewiston has begun tion. vided by the city manager, the-
'making arrangements for the-
xpansion of the plant and the After a review of the current commission was expected to
sewer collection system. plant, DEP said the facility was approve funding arrangements
Clewiston Utilities Director operating at 80 percent of its for the facility and authorize the
Kevin McCarthy said the city is capacity and urged city officials design ofthe upgrades.
going forward with planning and to begin plans for the plant The city will be looking to
Design for the project and upgrades. several funding sources, includ-
expects city commissioners to The city was required by DEP ing the USDA and the South
authorize the final engineering .to make substantial enough Florida Water Management Dis-
ldesign soon. upgrades to the plant to serve trict. Officials are hoping that a
-."Preliminary engineering the needs of the community for combination of grants and low-
design has begun for expanding the next ten years. With the interest loans will help finance
the current plant with more expansion project increasing the the project.
,rnodern technology," Mr. plant's capacity from 1.5 million "We still have many steps
1McCarthy said. "If we don't gallons to 3 million gallons (dou- ahead of us," said Mr. McCarthy.
(expand the plant, .we won't be ble), the plant should meet the The commission has selected
able to build any more new community's needs for longer LBFH Inc. as the project's engi-
homes." According to docu- than that. neering firm
aI des County Arrest Report
SThe" -folfowing individuals,
,were arrested on felony or driv--
ing under the influence" (DUI)
charges by the Glades County
heriff's Ciffice lOCSO) the
Seminole Police Department
COCPD), the Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP),- the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
irission (FWC) or the Depart-
kent of Corrections (DOC).
Benito Murillo, 44, Nebras-
Ra, was arrested May 28 by
Deputy Tito Nieves on charges of
driving under the influence and
a0o valid driver's license. His
bond was set at $1,000
Louis Murray, 44, Geneva,
was arrested May 30 by Trooper
McGrede on charges of driving
under the influence with proper-
ty damage and refusal to submit
to a lawful breath test. His bond
was set ai$ 1,000.
Marilyn Baker, 18, Cape
Coral, was arrested June 2 by
Deputy Tito Nieves on charges of
driving under the influence, pos-
session of marijuana under 20
-grams and possession of drug
paraphernalia. Her bond was set
Felix Vasquez, 41, Moore
Haven, was arrested June 2 by
Deputy Joe Sapuppo on a charge
of battery by a person detained.
His bond was set at $2,500.
John Banko, 38, Clewiston,
was arrested June 3 by Sergeant
Ronnie Baker on charges of driv-
ing under the influence, refusal
to submit to a lawful breath test
and driving while license sus-
pended. His bond was set at
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone, listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against
them dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed
Greg Thogersen & Sean Daley)
Karen Roberts, CLU, ChFC
)tiates with PBSO
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to Okeechobee News
BELLE GLADE Belle Glade
City Commissioners voted Thurs-
day to immediately begin negotia-
tions with the Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office, but decided to pro-
ceed without the participation of
the city manager.
If successful the negotiations
will dissolve the present police
department, to be absorbed by tfie
Commissioner Gwen Asia-
Williams, citing her opposition to
continuing the discussions, criti-
cized her fellow commissioners for
going forward even while ques-
tions remained about the grand
jury's report and its findings.
She questioned the validity of
the petition, signed by residents,
asking the city to consider the
transfer of its policing services to
the county, which was directly
cited in the grand jury report. She
claimed to have found instances
where specific names were placed
several times on the petition.
"I do not want citizens to ques-
tion our integrity," Commissioner,
She also, said carrying forward
without Commissioner Mary
Kendall, who was absent at the
June 8 meeting, was wrong and
asked the commissioners to con-
sider postponing the meeting -
the meeting continued.
Throughout the meeting, Com-
missioner Asia-Williams, who
chose to sit through the rest of the
meeting in an unofficial role, as a
resident, chastised the commission
again and again for their role in the
The discussion at the meeting
focused on selecting a team to be
involved in the negotiations with
the county on the city's behalf.
Commissioners, selected City Attor-
ney Glen Torcivia, Finance Director
Derek Moore and Interim Chief
Gonzalez to participate in the dis-
After City Manager. Houston
Tate said he traditionally partici-
pates in major negotiations, but
would follow the commission's
directives, Commissioner Don Gar-
rett said he placed some of the
blame for the department's trou-
bles on the manager.
"This happened under your
watch," Commissioner Garrett told
Commissioner Shelly Miller,
who made the original motion to
begin negotiations with the county
or law enforcement services, said,
"I do not feelwelive in a safe city."
Members of the audience asked
the commission to carefully con-
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sider the decision before signing a
contract with the sheriff's office.
"What are the advantages ver-
sus the disadvantages," one of the
speakers asked. "I think we have a
right to know."
According to city officials, Chief
Bradshaw turned down the city's
offer to negotiate the contract in a
public forum. It is not his practice
to conduct such talks in a public
venue, officials reported.
In the end, the commission
voted to. continue negotiations
with the sheriff's office, urging staff
to begin immediately. Officials
were to meet earlier this week to
continue those discussions.
A motion by Malor Sanchez to
include the city manager in the
negotiation talks died for lack of a
second from Commissioners Gar-
After starting the meeting, and.
at Mayor Ray Torres-Sanchez's
request, Public Safety Director Ken
Holley reported that the police
department had been the subject
o: a brief investigation that morn-
The state attorney's officee
arrived at the department with a
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subpoena in hand, asking ques-
tions about the department's han-
dling of evidence, the director said.
Focusing on the evidence that
the police recovered from its old
police department after a break in
there was made public, the investi-
gators asked to see the weapons
and confirm whether or not the
department had since properly cat-
alogued the items.
"They requested we show all
records from the evidence room,
weapons, narcotics," said Interim
Police Chief Calipto Gonzalez.
According to Chief Gonzalez, after
showing the investigators the sys-
tem the department had used in
storing the evidence prior to the
break in, they "weren't happy."
According to Mr. Holley, after
the department had been broken
into, officers made sure to remove
all remaining evidence from the
"When that evidence was
moved, it was hurriedly moved,"
said Mr. Holley.
Chief Gonzalez said the investi-
gators left satisfied with what the
department was now doing in
terms of its weapons handling.
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The Chobee Bulls will sponsor
a men's softball tournament on
Saturday, June 17, at the men's
ball fields across from Yearling
Middle School beginning at 7 a.m.
Entry fees are $200 per team,
with the proceeds of the tourna-
ment going to the Chobee Bulls
Teams are to bring their own
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There will also be sign-ups for:
the Chobee Bull football teams
during the tournament. The
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10-14 years old. To register, a copy
of Ihe child's birth certificate and
proof of insurance at signups is
For information contact John
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Allen at (863) 697-3850 or Mary
Jane Schoonmaker at (863) 634-
Youth grid league
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ing is welcome to attend a meet-
ing at the Larson Dairy office, 400
N.W. Fifth St., on Tuesday, June
20, at 7 p.m.
For 'information, call Kristie
Mathey at (863) 697-6123 or
James Shockley at (863) 634-
Pop Warner grid
Pop Warner football and
cheerleading sign-ups will take
place at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex on June 24, July 1 and
July 15 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring
the child's last report card, a cur-
rent year physical from your doc-
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Bass club hosts
benefit bass tourney
Taylor Creek- Bass Club will
host a benefit team tournament
on July 15 at Okee-Tantie Marina
to help defray costs of sending the
members of the Big "0" Teen
Anglers, Inc. to state competition
on Sept. 30 at Lake Toho. The
tournament will be a "pick your
own partner" tourney with a 70-
30 payback. The entry fee will be
$100 and can be paid at the ramp
on the morning of the tourna-
ment. For information, contact
George Marshall, Jr. at (863) 634-
8145 or Charlie Hays at (863) 763-
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday; June 16,
through Thursday, June 22, are as
Theatre I -"Cars" (G) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at
2,4:15, 7and9 p.m.
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 Thurs-
day at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Garfield" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Moriday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
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Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a b
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to
make. For information on cost
and reservations, call (863) 763-
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free preg-
nancy testing to girls and women
of all ages. We offer free and con- _
fidential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free
ultrasound, parenting classes,
and abstinence education. Oper-
ating hours are from 10 a:m. until
4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S.
Parrott Ave., across from. the
movie theatre. For information or
appointments -call -(863).763-
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at 1
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics
include discipline a family
affair, birth to eight months -
infants, eight to eighteen months
the toddler, 18 to 36 months
terrific twos, three year 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 provided; how-
ever, infants in carriers are wel-
come. For details, call (863) 763-:|
8859 or (863) 697-6320.
American Red Cross ,
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is tk
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 tal-
ents to help local citizens in time
of disaster, please call Debbie
Riddle or Candace at the Ameri-
can Red Cross-Okeechobee
branch at (863) 763-2488.
Red Road Academy
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difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill. that you would
like to teach others? Do you
belong to a-civic organization or
religious organization and would
like to spread the word? If you
answered yes to any of these
questions, please contact Karin
Aldridge at Red Road Academy,
(863) 357-5905. We are looking
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for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools, as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at (863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
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HOME CHILD DAY CARE
CELL PHONE: Boost Type,
Grey Color. (863)763-6780
DOG, Male Cur, in Platts Blutt,
last seen 6/9, neutered, light
brown/white, med. size, bob-
tail. (863)467-6960 Reward
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER, Fe-
male, 1 year old, Med. brown
w/little white on chest. 5/28,
Platt's Bluff (863)467-1169
LG BLUE & GOLD MACAW-
vic of Treasure Island 27th
St. Ans to Andy, Okeechobee
LOST: YORKIE in SE section.
RED NOSE PIT- M-4 mos old,
white stripe on face, white
paws, vie of Palm Mobile
ome Pk (863)302-1807
TERRIER, Small, Black, Male,
Very heavy w/heart condition.
Needs medicine. Lost In vic.
Larson Dairy, (863)697-1788
CAT, 3 years old, female, tortle
calico, declawed & spayed,
Must be kept Indcoors.
DOGS, Mixed, black male &
FREE DIRT- You dig & haul
away. Call 863-635-2980
FREE: DOG Small, female,
spade & shots. Male, all
shots, neutered kittens. Call
302-357-0223 aft. 6pm
GUINEA PIGS (2) females with
cage. FREE to good home
(561)261-2702 Belle Glade
KITTENS: Free to good
homes. 9 wks. old, Litter
trained. Cutest You Ever Sawl
(863)467-8548 Iv. msg.
KITTENS, Free to good homes
LOVESEAT & RECLINER
CHAIR, Matching, Stuffed,
Free, You haul.
en Retriever Puppies: Free to
good home. (863)447-5305
Yard^les 1 5
PARAKEETS, 2 males,
BHR, 6 Casey Lane
Fri & Sal., June 16In & 1711
8am to 12pm
Haven't had a garage sale in
10 years., lots 0orstut
Call or direcuons.
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
A/C SERVICE TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min.3 yrs, exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401K,
Also taking apple's for Helpers
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 or Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
CONSTRUCTION FIELD TECH
Requires basic survey
knowledge and computer
skills, able to learn GPS
system. Must be energetic &
plus benefits. (800)537-031
Experienced Accountant to
lead budgeting, cash flow,
forecasting & management,
Prepare financial statements,
AR, AP & bank RECS. BS
degree preferred, as re-
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plus, West Jupiter area. Fax
needed for large dairy
farm for afternoon shift,
9:00 am. to Noon. DFWP
Yard Sales 4
For Water/Waste Water
Treatment Plant consiruc-
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total project including
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401k, Pd Hol. &vac,
GATOR FEED COMPANY
Needs F/T. TRUCK DRIVER
Class A or B required.
Exp. only need apply.
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
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unlimited potential, Retirement,
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exp. necessary. We will train.
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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
JANITORIAL 5 days/week
(40 hrs). Bkgrd ck, drug free
workplace, (863)467-6677 '
speak to Homer or Vivian,
LARSON DAIRY, INC.
Location: BARN 8 Is hiring a
Includes Various maintenance
jobs, Knowledge of plumbing
& small electric motors req'd,
Apply Inperson, Call Travis
863-634-0102 or email
at Feed Mill. Experience on
Semi Tractor Trailers a
benefit; Benefits avail.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St.,
Class A License
w/ Hazemat & Tanker.
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Class A & B CDL Required.
Walpole Feed &
2595 NW 8th Street
MAINTENANCE SERVICE MECHANIC
& EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Lykes Citrus Management Division has openings at its Brighton
Grove for the following positions:
Maintenance Service Mechanic:
Successful candidate should possess experience in the perfor-
mance of basic equipment maintenance requirements including
checking fluid levels, changing oil, making minor repairs and as-
sisting the mechanics in the shop.
Position Involves operating and servicing grove equipment;
performing hard labor as needed.
Lykes offers a competitive wage and benefit package including
paid holidays and vacation.
Applicants should come to the office listed below to complete
106 SW County Road 721
Brighton corner, at intersection of
Highway 70 & 721 County Road 721
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Affirmatie Action Employer
A Drug Free Workplace
Entegra Roof Tile Corporation
Needs 6 capable and talented individuals to help
with the installation and start up of its new manufacturing
facility located in Okeechobee. Mechanical aptitude, knowing
"how things work" and the ability to lead required.
Annual Compensation $40,000 or more depending on ability,
health Insurance, 401k and other benefits.
Mail resume to:
Entegra Roof Tile
1289 NE 9th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
RE: Installation and Startup Role
or by E-mail to rzummo@rooftlle,com
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings 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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Tax Preparation 315
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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For allyourlifting needs.
ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
Land clearing, fill dirt, pad
work, excavating & grating.
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to .
Mobile Homes & more.
No jobto big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Hoeeliold Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C, 3'/2 ton, asking $300 or
best offer. (863)675-2598
AIR CONDITIONERS (3) 5,000
BTU'S, Window Style. Newly
services. $135 for all, will
WINDOW UNITS (2), Amana
5,000 btu, $60 or will separ-
WASHER, Maytag, Early
1920's, gas engine, works
great. $650 (863)467-4328
When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
RANGE- Whirlpool, electric,
self cleaning, $100 or best
pane, 6 cu. ft., new. Get
ready for hurricanes. $750
REFRIGERATOR, Good for soft
drinks. $50 (863)763-1370
er, good condition, $100
(8863)517-1974 La Belle
GE STOVE HOOD- With lights
& fan. New in Box. $100.
SHED- Wolly, 10'x12', $4K
new. Includes Extras. Asking
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $700,
ALUMINUM AWNING- 11,
Vadrious sizes, 12' to 4', Ask-
ing $500 will sell separately.
ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- flew, -4W .,38 L.
3" insrJualon 12000i lor all
will s ep 18631763-5011
HOUSE WRAP 1 lull roll paid,
1.100. as rig $50
i863)983-7625 leave me..
ROOFING PANELS Alum. 6
5 @ 10',4 1 lO'18". 3"
ir, uia-led 1600 Call
WINDOWS (4), Hill rourind
wrile never uised. C10(i
(863i13-7625 leave mes-
BLOW UP RACE CAR. 1992
Rusty Wallace Miller. $125
i863)675-1033 Leave me.-
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Appro. 44 yrS
wid Rare tens. $60B dll or
ueili Hlter 863-824-3358
COMPAQ PASARIO. Window.
98 Just upgraded New CO
Burner etc( 175.
WEB TV- computer w/2 l'ey-
boards. $75 1u631902-0257
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classified
OUILT & 2 Shams, FullI Ou.
Si'e Martha Sirward. Wad-
ding Ring Design Brarrn new
nbOg 135 i863467-06r0
BAR L-shaped w/2 barstools.
Wood & leather. 44" high, 22"
wide, 7' and 5' lengths. $150
BDRM SUITE: Lighted Full/Qu.
headboard, long dresser w/
light & mirror, armoire & night
stand. $350 (863)467-9942
BED: Queen Size w/Mattress,
Box Spring & Headboard.
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
pc. w/ Queen Sealy Posture-
pedic Mattress. Antique Beige
Color. $1000. (863)763-9410
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $125. LeBelle
DRESSER W/MIRROR (6)
drawer w/matching (4) drawer
chest. $150 Call
863-675-4557 after 5:30PM
END TABLE SET, 3 pc., $75.
(863)357-0223 after 6pm
FOLDING COT, 39" Wide, 4"
mattress. Can be seen on
supra. $100. (863)467-1176
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
RECLINER, Lazy Boy. $25
ROCKING CHAIR, w/ matching
footstool. $35 Labelle
SECTIONAL L SHAPED, W/2
Recliners. Great condition,
Paid $1500 sell for $600.
SECTIONAL SOFA: 3pc.,
w/full bed at 1 end and re-
cliner @ the other end. $250
or best offer. (863)467-9942
Sleigh Bed, twin, solid wood,
SOFA & LOVESEAT- blue &
mauve floral, exc cond,
Buckhead RIdge area, $125
SOFA & LVSEAT Royal
blue/beige, under warr., 2 side
tbls, 1 coffee -Must See-
$1200 (305) 345- 6741
SOFA BED, Good condition.
SOFA, LVSEAT & RECLINER-
good condition, $300
PUTTER, Odyssey, never
used, pd $140 new, sell for
REVOLVER 38 CAL Stainless
steel Taurus, 2" barrel, like
new with extras, $375
BOWFLEX EXTREME, 6 mos.
old. $650 (863)634-5943
EXERCISE BIKE- New Bal-
ance, 6.0, like new $300
TREADMILL Lifestyler 8 OES,
1.5 HP, 0-8 mph, step control,
auto incline, heart monitor.,
$300 neg. Call 863-357-2549
Shop here first
The classlfled ads
AIR COOKER- flavor Wave,
new, $50 (863)634-5914
DINING RM TABLE Picnic
style, 2 benches, 2 chairs,
seats 10, exc cond., $800 neg
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
BEER MEISER: Kenmore
Brand Holds */2 Keg, Black.
Budweiser on tap. $400
Great for on site office. Win-
dow A/C. Good condition.
Asking $2500. (410)476-3037
PLASTIC 55 GAL DRUMS-
$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
DOBERMAN PUPPIES, AKC
7 Black & Tan & 3 Red. Health
Certificates. Parents on prem--
Ises. $450. (863)634-6097,
DOG CARRIERS- 2 small, $30
will sell separate
DOVES- various colors $10
each. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm. LaBelle area,
JACK RUSSEL / BLUE HEAL-
ER MIX: Female, Approx. .1
yr. old. $100.
LAB/CHOC PIT MIX PUPS-
healthy, $50 each,
PARROTS: Breeding Parrots
Vadriety) & Baby parrots. Blue
Front & Orange Wing Amazons
PET BABY PYGMY fainting
goat -$100 (863)675-0247
PET SHEEP- Baby. 6 months
old. $100 (863)675-0247.
-PIT & KURR MIX PUPS- all
males, large heads, ready to
go $50 (863)634-8203
PIT BULL PUPPIES, Blue/red
nose. Ready on 6/12. Parents.
on premises. $200 each.
(863)763-3776 or 697-6118
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
pair, $50 or will separate.
(863)675-4981 LaBelle area
SHITZU, Male, Pure bred
w/papers, 1 yr. old. House-
broken, Beautiful. Must sell.
HOT WATER TANK, Electric,
40 gallon, fast recycle. $35.
SWIMMING POOL: 3/2xl6Ft.,
Vinyl. Like new. Extra acces-
sories + chemicals. $150.
AIR HOCKEY TABLE, Tourna-
ment size. Like new w/pucks
& handles & cover. $500.
POOL TABLE: Standard size,
"Mizerak" Brand new w/all ac-
WADER'S: NEOPRENE, Chest,
Booted, Size 8. Excellent con-
dition. $60 (863)763-1997
BRAD PAISLEY, (2), on
Friday, 8/4/06, in West Palm. .
AIR COMPRESSORS (2)
Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp,
$195 lor both 'will sep.
ARM SAW, Sears, radial, $75.
(863)675-2598 Iv. msg
GENERATOR, 1350, runs
good, four 110 outlets. $200
or best offer. (863)697-9704
GENERATOR: TITAN, Brand
new. Never used. Value $4350
Now $2500. (863)675-4079
PING PONG TABLE, Regula-
tion size. $40 (863)655-0030
XBOX, with games, good con-
ditlon. $100 (863)634-8118
FORD PICKUP, V8, '83-'88,
standard trans., condition
does not matter.
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.'
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
Appaloosa Gelding, 12 yrs.
old, 14 hands, white w/leop-
ard spots, easy keeper, good
on trails, $950 or best offer.
APPALOOSA HORSE Regis-
tered. $1000. Call for more
APPALOOSA HORSES (2)
Registered. $2000. for both,
will sep. Call for.more info.
BLUE ROAN STALLION, 9
mos., old, very gentle, no bad
habits, halter & lead broken, all
shots. $1000 (863)673-0065
CHEROKEE, 13 yr. reg. spot-
ted saddle horse, all vaccina-
tions, negative coggins, gentle,
MARE Byrs old trail broke,
rides English & Western,
sound, bay color, $2000
SILVER SHOW HALTER-
w/lead, horse size, $65
SORREL GELDING, 2yrs. old,
SORREL MARE, 8 yrs. old,
SORREL MINI HORSE- 7yo,
Welch Pony, 4 yrs. old, 11
hands high, also mini horse,
28" high, $1550.
YOUTH SADDLE- asking $400
or best offer (863)902-8883
EDGER: Brand new. Gas pow-
ered. Only used 1 time. $100.
GRADER / SNOW BLADE, For
John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good condition. New $350,
Now $50. (772)971-9474
LAWN MOWER-Snapper 42"
ZTR Yard Cruiser. $37.5
LAWN SWEEPER: $50.
LEAF BLOWER- Hand held,
excellent cond. $40.
MANTIS COMPOST TWIN: Off
the ground. 2 Tin Bushel Ca-
pacity Bin Composter. Framed.
MOWER, 4', good gear box,
pto shaft, 3 point hook up,
needs deck & blades. $100
NEW DUMP LAWN CART-
asking $150 (863)357-5754
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 20",
with bagger, good condition,
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$800. for all, will separate.
RIDING MOWER Snapper,
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
CALVES: Shots, Wormed
$200 & up. Also Cows: Young
& Healthy. $400 & Up.
Will Deliver. 863-235-0838
WHITE RABBIT BABIES $5
BABY MALE CHICKENS $2-$3
Pullets ready to lay.
Business Plqces 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
Brand New 3BR/2BA in Dixie
Ranch Estates. Private, quiet,
includes washer & dryer, lawn
& water system maintenance.
$1100/mo. 1st, last & $500
House for Lease, 3BR/2BA,
$1100 mo., 1st, last & se-
curity. References required,
No Pets. (863)763-6541
In Town, 3BR/2BA, jacuzzi
rm,, screened in porch, no
dogs, non-smkg, env.,
$2000 mo., 1st, last & sec.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st &sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200,
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
OKEECHOBEE, 12 Acres near
Hwy 441 & 98, monthly rent
$100/acre. Barn Ponds, Well
water, Fenced. 561-798-1960.
OKEE. -2/2, internet, cable, furn, exc
location, no pets, no kids, Profes-
sional, single, clean, $500/mo +
until. (863)610-1939 or
AIR BOAT HULL, Fiberglass
. w/good polymer & home
made tandem axle trailer.
$1000 neg. (863)227-2954
TIME BY HELPING YOU
PLAN YOUR TIME
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspect, Ln1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
Across From Lake 0. New 3/2
CBS Home. W/gar.. In nice
area. W/Comm. pool. High
ceilings, Lots-of tile, Corian
counters. Loads of storage &
much more. Move Right In!
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- 2. unit du-
plex, boat house w/lift, wa-
terfrori property, many,
CBS HOUSE: 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba.
S Newly Remodeled ~
1694 NW 7th St. $145,000.
(863)824-2631 Owner Agent.
CBS HOUSE 3BR/2BA on Irg
lot. New apple's, gar, fenced
yard. Great house in quiet
area, near schools/park
$155k Call John
LAKE ACCESS: Waterfront
Large 3 BR, 2 BA w/Sea Wall
$199,500. Owner finance w/
20% down. (863)357-1352
OKEE HAMMOCKS: Brand
new!3 BR, 2BA, 2 Garage,
approx 21 00sq ft, French
doors, tile, wood cabinets,
split bedrooms, hurricane
shutters. (2) Avail.
Call: Real Pro 800-700-7242
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const., car-
port, storage shed, $265k.
BASS LOVERS -
Dbl. Lot on channel on
Kissimmee River w/Lake
Electric, Water, Septic Tank &
Older MH on Nice Level Lot
Call 260-799-4254 or
Ft. Pierce Gardens: 1.25 acre
lot. 186'x 280', 1 ml. west of.
turn pike. Hard roads, Horses
Welcome. Great neighborhood,.
2540 Jernigan Rd. Asking.
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes -Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
OKEECHOBEE- lot for rent in
NW section, close to Semi-
nole Elem. Call
STEPS- solid alum w/handrail,
for mobile home. $50
TRAILER DOOR- good shape,
73x32, $25 (863)357-5754
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/2BA,
No pets. 1 year lease required.
$650/mo. + $1200 sec.
$600/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. No Pets.
Treasure Island, 2BR/1.5BA,
on water, lake access, $750
mo. incl. util. & yard maint.,
1st & last, $500 sec. dep.
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATV 3035
AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenental + 2 extra
motors & hub Like new Wood
prop $3500. 863-673-1963
BASS TRACKER- 94, 18' Pro,
75 h Mercury. Trailer,
BOAT TRLR 32'. Hydric
brake/lights. 27 1/2' Bayllner
as-is on trir free w/purchase
$2,000 neg. 954-954-3401
COBRA '92, Bass boat, 17ft,,
120hp Johnson w/trolllng
motor, Shorelander trailer
w/new tires, fish finder, boat
cover, radio & more. $4750
Call KIm (863)467-4821
COBRA BASS SKI BOAT, '17',
140 Johnson Outboard, bi-
mini top, good trir., Must
Sell, $2500. (863)612-1648
JET BOAT: SEAD00 1996,
Twin 85hp, 60 mph. Includes
trailer. $5000 or best offer.
I Auo go i l l
SATURDAY* JUNE 17th 10 a.m.
Location: 804 NW 2nd St, Okeechobee, FL
'97 CAT M318 (3) John Deere 6410
Wheel Excavator Tractors
M,0,002 (4) Pickups
-'97 Chevy Blazer
(8) Ford Crown Vics
'86 Ford Dump (3) School Buses
Restaurant Equipment Computers
OWNERS: Okeechobee County Okeechobee County
Sheriffs Office Okeechobee County School Board *
Okeechobee Utility Authority
* Everylhinq sells lo Ine HIGHEST BIDDER,
REGARDLESS OF PRICE
* 100 buyer's premium AS IS. WHERE IS.
* Payment in cash Inspectionr 1 hour prior to aulion.
& Assoc., Inc.
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JOHN BOAT, 14' aluminum, HARLEY DAVIDSON 2000,
with galvanized trailer. $650 Road King Classic, 25,800'
(863)675-6214 after 6 pm miles, custom paint, chrome
Labelle front end, alarm, too many
extras to list. $13,500
JOHN BOAT-11' Fiberglass V- (863)467-5823
haul, new paint, trailer. $500
or best offer 863-673-0919 HONDA GL 1100 1985, Runs
great. $1800 or best offer.
PONTOON BOAT, 1991, 20 Ft., 863-610-0644 or
Aluminum. New trailer & Car- 863-357-6959
pet. Overhauled motor. $4000. O K RI Mn
863-234-9663 VOLKSWAGE N TRIKE, Mint
8 cond. $15,000 invested,
PONTOON BOAT 24' SEA asking $10,000.
SKIMMER Needs. little work. YAMAHA 2002 VSTAR 1100,
New Magic Tilt trailer. $1500. 2k, many extras. $5800
Must sell 863-634-2139 (863)824-0801
PONTOON BOAT CAMPER EN- .YAMAHA '05, VSTAR650, Ac-
CLOSURE- fits 20' boat, was tual miles 1. Red/silver. Lots of
$2000 will take $700 or best chrome, saddle bags & wind-
offer (863)763-5011 shield not installed. $6000 or
SAILBOAT, 24 Ft. on cradle.best ffer. (863)763-2053
Shallow draft, Exc. project for ts i c le
river. Must move $300 neg. &TS3 5
863-612-9233 LaBelle -
HONDA RANCHER 2005, 4x4,
,SEA KAYAK, NW Pursui, tour- Automatic 4 Wheeler w/low
ng, 17ft. Excellent condition. hours $4300. 561-722-710
$600 (863)357-7406 Okeechobee Area.
SEA KAYAK, Seda Glider,
lightweight kevlar, brand new. -
Half-price at $1500
(863)357-7406 KAWASAKI MULE 2000, 4x4,
$2900 or best offer Also Mule
Parts. Call 863-467-6886 or
ARGOSY AIRSTREAM, '78, 561-723-0257
SLimiied Edtion, exc. cond., ravlrie s3
H SUNLINE SOLARIS TRAVEL
Holiday Rambler, '82, 35' TRAILER: 24 Ft, 2005, Excel-
long; encl. porch, in very lent condition. 0 Trip miles.
nice park on canal, $2500 or Queen Bed. Paid $24,500. Will
best offer. (863)634-8343 sacrifice for $17,500 or best
TRAVEL TRAILER- '95, Salem offer. (863)357-2891 Iv. msg.
5th Wheel, Exc. cond. Very
clean, $4500 863-763-7727 tm l
or772-263-1803 nAutomUo IIs
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BOAT MOTOR: 225 Mercury Automobiles 4005
Optimax w/25" Shaft. Warranty Autos Wanted 4010
'ti 4/2008. All controls, cables Classic Care 4015
& harness. Hydraulic steering. Commercial Trucks 4020
151 hours. -$7500 Construction
(863)634-0392 Equipment 4025
BOAT TRAILER: 2003 Alumi- Four Wheel Drivs 4035
num, Tandem Axel. $1100 or heeD Trucke4040
best offer. (863)634-0392 Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
MARINE RADIO- Polaris Ma- Pickup Trucks 4050
rine 2 way, $125 Sport Utility 4055
(863)467-5601 Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
0/B MOTOR 6 hp, Johnson Vans 4070
'77 model 6R77M w/plastic 5
gal tank.& hose, $250. Call
863-357-2988. 6 F IIo lI
OUTBOARD, 115hp Evinrude,
v4, power trim & tilt, stainless CADILLAC DEVILLE 1988,.
steel prop, full control. Fresh- Vintage edition. Dark metallic
water. $1300 (863)236-0100 silver, beige interior. Faux con-
vertible top. Vogue tires. New
TROLLING MOTOR MINN battery/brakes. Florida car. All
KOTA ENDURA 30 lb. Thrust the bells & whistles. Low mile-
w/battery $50. age. Exc. cond. $8900 best of-
S(863)357-2988 fer. (863)467-4811 Okee
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The completed swing measures 40 inches long by
24 inches high by 24 inches deep.
The plan includes step-by-step directions with
photos, full-size traceable patterns and a shopping
list and cutting schedule.
Porch Swing plan (No. 288)... $9.95
Gliders & Swings Package (No. C1 19)
Four projects incl. 288 .. $25.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects).. $2.00
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CADILLAC DEVILLE '92, 4
door. $3000 or best offer.
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
CHEVY CAMARO RS '91, w/
T-Tops, V8 w/Edelbrock carb.
/Intake. New CD. Looks/Runs
Chevy Camaro Z28, '84, no
motor, no trans., have title,
$ 3 0 0 .
CHEVY CAVALIER, '90, 4 dr.,
light gray, $900.
(863)674-0670 after 5 pm
CHEVY LUMINA URO SPORT
1993, Runs good. $1300.
CHEVY NOVA 76, Runs good.
Needs minor body work.
$1500 Neg. (239)503-5131
Ask for Ramon, after 5:30pm
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
FORD EXPLORER 1991, ma-
roon, looks/runs good, low
mileage. $2500 neg. Call
after 6pm. (863) 635-3929
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2500
LINCOLN TOWNE CAR, '88,
light blue, w/white top, dark
blue int., runs good, $1000
. neg. (863)674-1409
MAZDA 626- '95, 4 door,
2.0L, Auto, NA/C, All power w/
new tires & battery $1000 or
best offer 863-261-4538
MERCEDES BENZ '99, 4 cyl.,
4.3 L Super Charge. 5 spd.,
Auto. trans. Fully Loaded. 76K.
MERCEDES SLC '79- Silver,
new a/c, alt, belts. Runs, good
trans., 196k, hit on pass. side
dr. $600. (305)668-7785
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 1993,
Runs great. A/C, Stereo.
OLDS CIERRA '94, Runs good,
just hit 100k, 2nd owner, non
smoker, lots of extras. Must
see. $1500 (863)634-6636
OLDS CUTLASS, '69, 350
Rocket, runs good, needs
paint job & trim, $2000 neg.
PLYMOUTH NEON '99, 5 spd.
Great car, great on gas. $1500
(863 634-3386 or
PONTIAC FIREBIRD 19931
Needs front nose. Runs great.
$1000 or best offer.
TOYOTA CELICA 1987, $700
Runs great Stick snift Great
on gas. A/C. Stereo.
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/Truck. Please call
FORD F-250,1982- 6CYL, 4.
speed granny low tranny.
Good mud/farm truck. $800
FORD F350 1997, Full Size,
Blue, 4x4 w/cracked head.
CLUB CAR, '03, new condl-i
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, l2500. (863)697-1350
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$750 (863)697-1350 or
CAB W/ ROOF RACK SLIDE
WINDOWS- burgundy, all In-
tact, off '98 Toyota Tacoma,
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
EURO TAIL LIGHTS '00- Ford
Focus $75 call after 5pm
FRONT END, for CJ5 Jeep,
with locking hubs. $50
I Pb icNoice
Third Seat, brand new, for '99
Ford Expedition, $200.
TIRES (2) Brand New 900-16
Power King. $220.
TIRES, 275/45, 206Y Eagles,
w/20" chrome rims & spin-
ners, exc. cond., $1500 firm.
(863)763-6369 bet. 6-9 pm
TIRES- (4) 285/75R16, Day-
ton Timberline, all terrain,
Good condition $225
TRUCK TOPPER: Fits Dodge
Dakota 6 Ft. Bed. $100.
WHEELS & TIRES, For Ford
Mustang, 15" cast ten holes.
Tires like new. $200
'WINDSHIELD: Fits 1992 Ford
Ranger. $80. or best offer.
Chevy Sllverado 1500, '95,
diesel, 4 whl. dr., $5000.
DODGE DAKOTA P/UP 1989,
$1400 (863)843-0156 LaBelle
FORD 3501975 w/tow pack-
FORD F1001976, 300, 6 cyl.,
4 spd. w/A/C. Good work
truck.,$800 or best offer.
TRUCKS (6) F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors. $1800 or best
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $750 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
FORD F250- '85, 4x4, Runs
good. 'Has Super Swamper
tires, no title, $1000 or best
GMC PICK UP 1988, Auto.,
106K,,CleanI No rust. $2400.
or best offer. Call
(772)834-3084 after 5pm.
CHEVY S10 BLAZER 1994,
4x4, V6, Vortex engine, NC,
Great shape. $2800.
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE '94,
4.0, 2wd, needs cam bearings
& seal. Has new transmission.
$900 (239)768-1015 aft. 5pm
JEEP GRAND WAGONEER
1991, 62K org. mis. Garage
kept. $2500 or best offer.
JEEP RHO '75- route ready,
rebuilt trans, new rear
brakes, tires, paint, runs
LANDSCAPING TRAILERS (2)
Tandem Axel, Enclosed.
$600 for both or best offer.
UTILITY TRAILER, heavy duty,
w/drop gate, brand new
tires, $800. (863)357-1080
AEROSTAR '91- AC, auto, V6,
all power, $4000
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8,
sofa bed, tow pkg., 178k
miles, $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
FORD WINDSTAR 1995,
Cruise, Tilt, 7 passenger, 131K
Very dependable. $2150. neg.
GMC VAN '91- 3/4 ton, has
some'rust, runs & drives
great, real strong work van
For a 1997 Ford F150 Truck
Red incolor, VIN1FTDF172SVNA82380
At 1107 Hwy 441 SE Okee, FL 34974
on June 21st, 2006
142355 ON 6/16/06
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Sunday the 2nd day of July 2006
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1990 Black Cadillac Deville
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
141989 ON 6/16/06
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 16th day of June2006
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1995 Sliver Ford Taurus
1993 Gold Lexus ES 300
2000 Gold Mazda Protege
1999 White Plymouth Neon
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will beoaccepted. The seller reserves
Sthe dht of final bld. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold In "AS IS" with no
139670 ON 6/16/06
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I Pbic Notice
Adoption of Job DescrltloRns
In accordance with the Admilpistrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Stat-
utes, the Okeechobee County.School Board will consider adoption of Job Descrip-
tions for the positions listed below. This will occur at the School Board meeting
on July 11, 2006, at 6:00 p.m., In Room 303, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeecho-
TITLE: Instructional Technology Specialist
QUALIFICATIONS: Teacher certification In any subject area is appropriate.
TITLE: Security Monitor
QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED preferred.
TITLE: School Social Worker
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree or higher in Social Work (Masters degree
preferred). Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups.
TITLE: Transportation Route Specialist
QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED required.
TITLE: Transportation Training and Safety Specialist
QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED required.
Adoption ofthese Job Descriptions will not impact individuals economically.
At the same meeting, the Board will consider amendment of the following Job
TITLE: Assistant Foreman (Maintenance) .
QUALIFICATIONS: High anchool diploma or GED preferred.
TITLE: Guidance Counselor
QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling from an accredited
educational institution preferred.
TITLE: Non-Instructional TechnologySpecialist
QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED; Technical training in computer
electronics or a minimum of two years experience In computer installation/repair;
Possession of a valid Florida drivers license.
Amendment of tese Job Descriptions will not impact Individual economically
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Genla Arbogast .
Secretary to the Superintendent
Telephone: 863-462-5000, Et. 226(Suncom 761-5000)
Fax: 863-462-5151 (Suncom 761-5151)
142361 ON 6/16/2006
Ruayig a car? Look fhi te ian a bargaMl Iprom your
claslfleds. Selling a neighbor's garage,
car? Look In the classl- attc, basement oP dos-
fleds. et In today's classiflds.
Realtors host benefit links tourney
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will host their annual
golf tournament on Saturday, June 24, at 8 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Golf. and Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Okeechobee High
School Scholarship Fund and Habitat for Humanity. The Board of Real-,
tors is looking for teams, sponsors and anyone interested in donating a
door prize. Call J.D. Mixon for details at (863) 763-0999.
Martha's House offers weekend getaway
Martha's House is selling tickets for a weekend getaway for two.
Ticket are $5 each and includes a two-night slay at the Oceanside Holi-
day Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each morning; a
$50 dinner gift certificate; and, two movie tickets for the Brahman The-
ater All proceeds will benefit shelter and outreach programs at
Martha's House Domestic Violence Services. To purchase a ticket, call
their Outreach Office at (863). 763-2893. The drawing will be held July
4, and you need not be present to win.
Northside to host VBS
Northside Baptist Church, 51 N.W. 98th St., will host a vacation
Bible school kick-off Saturday, July 8, from noon until 2 p.m. Pre-regis-
ter for your Artic Edge adventure. Vacation Bible school will be held
July 10-14, from 6 until 8 p.m. For information, call (863) 357-4141 or
(863) 634-4619. ,
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 i rH. The theme
for this year is Artic Edge. Children in grades one through 12 are invit-
ed. For information, call (863) 763-0437.
Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
Legion forming new unit
American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St., of Okeechobee 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. Appli-
cations are available at the American Legion. Applications will 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. Elections of
officers will be Tuesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. Please attend this important
meeting so your vote can be counted. For information, call Bea at (863)
763-4953; or, contact the American Legion Post #64 at (863) 763-2950.
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.
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
a continuous 10-week free parenting class on. Tuesday from 7 until 8
p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity to "pur-
chase" items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not be held during
the month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part
of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To
become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (863) 610-
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on
the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The
mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on
the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The
month of August may be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-
4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most
medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pres-
sure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all
Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior. Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.
Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their resi-
dence, The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot
Shearwater boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki out-
board 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 Okeechobee. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Drawing will
be held on July 4. For information, call Theresa Davis at (863) 467-
Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are now available at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information,
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:
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
seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and blue-
grass 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
Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Edicitors (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament. the ornament is 24 karat gold on
brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical informa-
tion. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the orna-
ments 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,
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 edu-
cation 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.
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
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
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for
money. Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for par-
ticipants. If you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-
2893, or drop them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth
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Church offers program for families
The First ULnited Methodist Church. 200 N.W. Second St. will hold
classes on Tuesday mornings from 10 until 11:30 a.m. for parents
and pre-school children. The curriculum will explore God's word
through activity centers. There will also be a special class for par-
ents. For information or to register, call Angela at (863) 763-4021.
Streets to close for project
G4 Construction will be started work at the intersection of N.W.
Fifth Avenue and N.W. 22nd Lane on June 9. Streets will be closed
seven to 10 days. The company will be cutting the road for a Sani-
tary Sewer Project. N. W. Fifth Avenue will be closed to north/south
traffic and N.W. 22 Lane will be closed to eastbound traffic through
traffic at N.W. Fifth Ave. For information, call Ray Parker at (863)
634-1136, Brad Goodbread at (863) 634-2121 or the office at (863)
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held
at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S, Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. If you would like more information on this
or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863)
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop,
123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday
5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E, Eighth St.,
English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6
until 8 p.m.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County-Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.
Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30
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