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TALLAHASSEE (AP) -
Florida's public high school
*graduation rate was one of the
Nation's lowest, .but the state
did climb two notches from
49th to 47th place in the latest
rankings released Tuesday by
Education Week magazine.
Graduation rates for the 50
states based on 2002-03 data
are listed in the "Diplomas
Count" report. It shows Flori-
da at 57.5 percent, virtually
unchanged from 57 percent
the previous school year, and
12.1 percentage points below
the national average of 69.6
MIAMI (AP).- After an 18-
year pursuit, the Miami Heat
have finally brought the NBA
championship trophy to South
- ,,... Florida .
SThe newly crowned world
champions arrived home
shortly before 7 a.m. Wednes-
day. Fans gave huge cheers and
pressed up against a chain link
fence as the players' plane tax-
ied along the runway at Miami
International Airport. Fire
trucks shot streams of water
over the aircraft.
Shaquille O'Neal hoisted
the golden trophy with one
hand and then cradled it as he
walked off the plane, smiling
and waving to fans. Most likely
remember the promise he
made them when he first
arrived in Miami two years ago
that he would bring a champi-
onship to South Florida.
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SFWMD readies for hurricane
By Pete Gawda
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) emer-
gency management personnel
gathered in the auditorium of the
Okeechobee service center to
hear a conference call that report-
ed storm damages in the 16 coun-
ties served by SFWMD.
There were reports of missing
personnel, power outages, flood-
ing and requests for additional
personnel and pumps. The Okee-
chobee.field office reported flood-
ing around Fisheating Creek and
requested pumps. A meteorolo-l
gist gave the present weather con-:
ditions and location of the hurri-'
cane and rainfalls in different areas '
of the state.
The realism was scary as the.
calls echoed too man\ actual lur.
ricane emergency management
conference calls over the last two:
years. It was all part of SFWMD's-
annual "Hurricane Freddy" exer-,
cise to test the agency 's erner-
gency operations, prepa niness'
and recovery plans.
According to the scenario, Hu t-
ricane Freddy was the. second
worse natural disaster to hit the U.
S. next to Hurricane Katrina. It
had hit Tampa, covering it with 18
feet of water. Hurricane Freddy
\\as patterned after an actual 1921
category 4 hurricane.
According to the scenario, the
SFWMD headquarters in West
Palm Beach had been rendered
inoperable by the imaginary
Wednesday was the second
day of the exercise. On Tuesday,
the SWFWD team worked out of
the Fort Lauderdale Field Office.
On Wednesday, the emergency
management crew reassembled
in the Okeechobee service center.
About 115 people took part in
the local exercise.
They were faced with the chal-
lenges of where to bring employ-
ees back to,work, and where to
locate temporary headquarters
since the West Palm Beach office
would be out of commission for
: Perhaps their biggest challenge
was to try to regain control of
Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SWFWMD) flood
control structures and to reduce
flooding in Tampa.
The SWFWMD operations cen-
ter in Tampa was under 8 feet of
water and there had been no com-
munication with SWFMWD. The
state emergency operations office
had tasked SFWMD with trying to
restore SWFWMD operations.
According to the scenario, a
team was in route to Tampa
expecting to have to use boats to
reach flood control structures.
After the briefing, teams repre-
See Hurricanes Page 2
By Audrey Blackwell
Amid a night of actions that
included placing judgments on
two property owners for failure
to pay code violation fines,
accepting a second mural paint-
ing project, and approving a
street sweeping bid, Okee-
chobee City Council members
approved a long-standing
unsigned union agreement for
city firefighters at their meeting
Tuesday, June 20..
Nearly one year ago, the city
council recognized the City Fire
Department as a member of the
International Association of Fire
Fighters (IAFF) union. Soon after
that recognition, the union
began negotiations with the city
and reached agreement on 23
issues except for six that remain
at an impasse.
Because theywere still negoti-
ating the contract at budget time
last year, the 6 percent raise
approved by the council for city
employees in the fall of 2005 was
not extended to city firefighters,
according to City Administrator
The first year union contract
ends in September and re-negoti-
ations will begin in July with a
goal of having it done by Oct. 1.
During discussion of a the
union contract on June 20, Coun-
.cilman Dowling Watford said he
understands that the fire depart-
ment employees have not gotten
a raise and would like to have it.
He said that he thinks the council
is clear on what the raise would
be and would like. to get this year
under their belt and immediately
start on .next year's contract
After a lengthy discussion
about how to reach an agree-
ment to put forth the raise for the
employees while at an impasse
on the six remaining issues, the
mayor called for a recess that
lasted 15 minutes. During the
recess, the city administrator met
with the union representative to
.seek agreement on waiving the
need for a magistrate to settle the
After the recess, the council
approved the 2005 union agree-
ment with the six impasse issues
in favor of the city.
"Now the firefighters will
receive a 6 percent raise, retroac-
tive, assuming the union ratifies
the agreement. The city voted to
waive the need for a magistrate
,predicated on the.union repre-
sentative agreeing. to the same,"
Mr. Whitehall said.
Earlier, the council voted .to
place a judgment on Zollie
Aldridge and Geraldine Bertram
for an unpaid fine assessed by
the city's Code Enforcement
Board of $250 a day that ran from
Feb. 24 until May 25. They were
fined for not providing trash
receptacles at apartments at
1208 S. Parrott Ave. Fines run for
90 days, and after that time the
city can take stronger enforce-
See Union Page 2
By Eric Kopp
A 19-yeai-old Okeechobee
man entered a plea of no con-
test yesterday in circuit court
and was sen-
he had been
burglar-. .o a
dwelling,. C topher
serve a maximum minimum of
20 years on-those charges. He
will then serve a minimum of
85 percent of the remaining
eight years, minus credit for
time ser% ed in the Okeechobee
County Jail which amounts to
almost a year,, said Assistant
State Attorney Don Richardson.
He pleaded no contest to
two counts of armed burglary
'of a dwelling, five counts of
burglary, two counts of grand
theft firearm and a number of
third-degree grand theft
charges, said Mr. Richardson.
"He did a number of hous-
es,' said Mr. Richardson, "and
some he hit twice."
The prosecutor said Alvarez
had a string of home burglaries
dating back to November of.
200.4. Alvarez was arrested in
2005 by Detective Brad Stark of
the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO).
Twice, said Detective Stark,
Alvarez stole guns which led to
his sentence of 20 years.
See Sentence-Page 2
by code board
By Pete Gawda
Tuesday night's meeting of
the Okeechobee County Code
Enforcement Board was not as
long as it could have been.
There were 25 cases on the
agenda; some of them were car-
ryovers from last month when
no meeting was held due to lack
of quorum. However, 12 of the
cases on the agenda took advan-
tage of the extra month. and
brought their properties into
The properties of Robert and
Ruth Palmer, Donald P. Waller,
Billy Ray and Carmen Seals,
Rodolfo Uncein, Joel Simmons,
Dewey and Ruth Lightsey, Fred
and Deborah Parker, Billy and
Jacquelyn Goggans, Stacy and
Janice Tyson, Virginia McLen-
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Kath _Scott (left), local artist, shows a.conceptual.renderjiR of the mural she has been
commissioned to paint for Okeechobee Main Street's mural project to the Okeechobee
City Council at their June 20 meeting. The mural will be painted on the'building'at 103
S.W. Park St. Betty Williamson (center), president of Okeechobee Historical Society,
said the society will sponsor the mural. Bridgette Waldau (right), chairs the Arts and
City OKs pact with union
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senting operations, finance,
administration and other SFWMD
functions retired to the conference
room to work on the various prob-
lems assigned to them by the sce-
nario. They were clustered around
tables loaded with computers and
For the purpose of the exercise,
they were crowded into this one
room while normal operations
continued in the remainder of the
service center. In a real hurricane
situation they would take over the
entire second floor of the building.
The operations department
huddled over computers and
charts showing Tampa flood con-
trol structures. They were working
on the logistics of getting a crane to
remove a bridge that had fallen into
a vital Tampa drainage canal, and
was hindering the flow ofwater.
The goal of this year's exercise
is to demonstrate and evaluate
SFWMD's ability to activate alterna-
tive Emergency Operation Center
facilities, including the mobiliza-
tion and set-up of staffing, critical
resources and the use of redundan-
. Participating in annual exercis-
es such as this ensures that when
an emergency occurs, SFWMD can
continue operations with minimal
For the morning's briefing,
Olivia McLean, director of emer-
gency and security management,
introduced SFWMD executive
Continued From Page 1
don, Vera Griggs and Adron Cham-
bers were found to be in compli-
ance and their cases were not
The case of Elsie Pike Lightner
was continued until the July meet-
Code Enforcement Officer Gina
Gehring had cited A J. Petroleum
and Ali M. Jaferi for abandoned
structure, care of premises, over-
growth and abandoned property.
The property in question is the old
Treasure Island Farm Store on S.E.
Raheel Shah, district manager
for A.J. Petroleum, spoke for his
company. He said the property was
in the process of being sold. He
said/the previous operator left the,
property abandoned and his com-
pany was getting it cleaned up. He
said the derelict bus on the proper-
ty would be removed. He said the
owner of the bus was gi\ en notice
that if it %were not moved, it would
be towed away.
The board found the property to
be in noncompliance and if not in
compliance by July 16, the owners
would be fined $50 a day for every
day of noncompliance.
Code Enforcement Officer Beth
Albert told the board that the S.E.
27th Street property of John Fulks
was overgrown and contained two
Mr. Fulks said that one vehicle
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The council also voted to place
a judgment on an unpaid line for
property at 703 S. Parrott Ave.,
belonging to Shannon Martin. Ms.
Martin was fined $25 a day Irom
Aug. 15, 2005, until Nov. 15.The
fine of $2,250 was reduced by the
council and is now $500 plus costs
and attorney's fees.
It takes a few weeks to process
a judgment, and if the fines are
paid the process will not go for-
The council approved a second
mural project for Okeechobee
Main Street. Mural project chair-
man Brigette Waldau presented
the project to the council and said
the first mural should be complet-
ed by the end of June, and a formal
presentation will be celebrated
around July 10.
The Okeechobee Historical
Society is sponsoring the second
mural, which will be painted by
Kathy Scott, who the society com-
missioned, and will be painted on
a building at 103 S.W. Park St.
Betty Williamson, president of
the Historical Society, said she has
the doors from the old ice plant
that was built in 1918 that will be a
central piece of the new mural. She
thanked the council for their sup-
port with the mural project. She
said the society exists to educate
the community about the city's his-
tory and culture and thatthe mural
project is important for that educa-
When discussing a request for
an alley closure submitted by
Elbert Batton for an alleyway one
street. behind .the county'court-
house, council members were
concerned about what closing an
alley would mean for addressing
the city's drainage issues.
City Engineer Oscar Bermudez
and the city administrator recom-
mended not approving the alley
closure because of drainage issues.
Councilman Watford said the
issue was a tough one because
Okeechnoee News/Pete uawaa
Members of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) emergency management
team work on the logistics of getting a crane to remove a fallen bridge from a canal. It was part
of the hurricane response drill held Wednesday at the Okeechobee service center. SFWMD team
members are: (left to right) Mike Hiscock, Matahel Ansar, Tony Waterhouse and Scott Glazier.
director Carol Wehle as "the emer-
gency management executive
"Let's hope we never have to be
here," Ms Wehle said.
She urged her employees to
"practice, practice, practice."
"I am proud of our response to,
our own employees," she added.
"This is probably the most impor-
tant thing we have to do know-
ing how to respond after a catastro-
has been licensed and insured and
the other vehicle would be hauled
off this week. He also said a lawn
service was cutting the grass. He
was given until July 16 to remove
the other vehicle or face a fine of
Code Enforcement Officer Blan-
ca Saucedo had charged Kyriakidis
Epaminondas with work without a
permit and care of premises
because of the condition of N.W.
26th Avenue property.
At the meeting, he told the
board that the property had been
cleaned up except for one shed
that needed to be removed. A per-
mit has been applied for to remove
the shed. The board found the
property to be in noncompliance
and continued the case until the
Code Enforcement Officer
Saucedo noted that the derelict
mobile home has been removed
from David., Feltneberger'sN.W.
-13rd Avenue property. However,
t[%o derelict sheds still remained on
the property, she said.
The board found Mr. Fel-
tenberger to be in noncompliance
and if not in compliance by July 16,
he could be fined $25 a day.
Dorothy Bulger told the board
that she had removed all the debris
from her storm damaged, con-
demned mobile home on N.E.
29th Terrace. She said she wanted
to have it reinspected to see if it
could be repaired.
She was given until July 16 to
either remove the structure or have
without seeing results of a pending
drainage study, it is hard to know if
closing the alley would cause
Mr. Whitehall said the county is
working on the drainage study and
have a draft of it, but it is not
expected to be completed until late
"It would be easier if we had
something to stand on ... to tell
someone if we know where we
need right of ways or retention
areas ...I I know he (Mr.
Bermudez) is being conservative.
But the problem is, we do not
know," Mr. Watford said.
In the end, the council
approved Mr. Batton's application
and recommended the.paperwork
be started for the alley closing and
that it be brought back to the coun-
cil for a first reading.
The council approved a street
sweeping bid proposal from Ameri
Sweeps out of Palm City in the
amount of $40,500 annually. The
bid was the lowest of three bids.
The other two bids were: Clean
Sweep & Vac., Inc, Palm City,
$58,868 annually, and Charlie's
Lawn Maintenance, Okeechobee,
In other action, the council:
Approved the 2006 Blue
Cross health insurance renewal,
which has options for employees
to choose between. Depending on
their choices, the city could see
either a .8 percent increase on the
HMO option or as much as a 12
percent savings if all employees
choose the PPO option.
Approved a taxi cab permit
for Jose and Debra Leon as long as
they only operate two taxi cabs
from their property at 604 N.W.
15th St. Any more than that could
cause problems in the residential
Approved a No Parking sign
requested by McDonald's Restau-
rant to be placed on Northeast
Appointed Mayor James Kirk
or his designee as a voting delegate
for the annual conference of the
Florida League of Cities to be held
Aug. 11-12 in Jacksonville.
She urged her employees to
have a fun exercise and predicted a
lot of lessons would be learned.
Ms. McLean said that hurricane
exercises were conducted every
year. However, this was the first
time the exercise was conducted in
an alternate location. She said
equipment and supplies were
stockpiled in Okeechobee for such
an'emergency and that it took sever-
a permit to repair it. If neither
action were taken by that time, she
would be subject to a fine of $25 a
day for every day of noncompli-
Ruth Powell and A to Z Property
were given until July 16 to remove
a derelict mobile home and trash
from their Four Season lot. If that is
not done, they will face fine of $25
Perpetuo Valles was given 60
days to remove a derelict mobile
home and a travel trailer from his
N.E. 30th Terrace lot or face a fine
of $25 a day for the mobile home
and $25 a day for the travel trailer.
Code Enforcement Officer,
Albert stated that Eddie James Neal
had a contractor installing doors
and windows in his N.E. 13th Street
rooming house in order to bring it
up to code. The case was contin-
ued until the September board
I Attorney Colin Cameron told
the board that his client, -Melban
Franklin, was in the process of,,
acquiring title to the N.W 36th
Street property that held three ille.
gal structures. He said that one
mobile home had been demol-
ished while another one was
scheduled to be demolished next
week. However, he said his client
wanted to have the third mobile
home reinspected to see if it could
However, the board decreed
.that the property was in noncom-
pliance and would be assessed a
fine of $50 a day if it was not in
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guards could face up to 20 years in
The indictment accused five of
the guards, Alfred Barnes, Gregory
Dixon, Alan Moore, E. Lavon
Spence and Hill, of having sexual
contact with eight inmates from
September 2003 through Septem-
ber 2005 in exchange for contra-
band. The sixth guard, Vincent
Johnson, was accused of partici-
pating in other aspects of the
Besides using contraband to
bribe inmates to keep quiet, the
guards were accused of threaten-
ing to plant contraband in their
belongings or have them shipped
to another facility farther from
friends and families if they reported
the illegal activity.
The guards showed inmates
information about themselves and
other prisoners on the prison sys-
tem's computer system to prove
al hours to set up operations here.
She expected that space would
be a problem, as well as using dif-
She said the response teams
were trained, but the problem
would be adapting to an alternate
location. She said training is the key
and emergency response person-
nel know their job, but they were
learning to do it in different envi-
compliance by July 16.
Kenneth and Theresa Collins
were cited for repairing a con-
demned mobile home in Ousley
Estates. They were given until July
16 to have the structure inspected
to determine if it can safely be
rebuilt, or face a fine $50 a day.
Then by Aug. 16, they must either
have a repair or a demolition per-
mit or face another fine of $50 a
The case of Juane de Uncein
Ana Rose Hernandez was contin-
ued until the July meeting.
In the last item on the agenda,
Alice Spooner requested a reduc-
tion of the fine levied on a piece of
property she inherited.
Beth Barfield appeared before
the board to request a fine reduc-
tion for her aunt Ms. Spooner, who
is in ill health. Ms. Spooner inherit-.
ed the property of Linnie Stuckey..
The property had been assessed a.
fine of $50 a da\ for inoperable.'
abandoned vehicles and extreme.,
overgrowth. The fine ran for 1,736
amounting to $86,800:
The present owner learned of
the lien when attempting to sell the
Mrs. Barfield said that when she
learned of the fine, she paid $5,000
to have the property cleaned up.
She said the property is now under
contract to a lawn service. She
added that, the house has been
cleaned up and that she would tear
down a dilapidated outbuilding.
The fine was reduced to
the latter threat was real and that
theycould be tracked anywhere in
the system, according to the indict-
It stated the guards coordinated
among themselves to switch duty
assignments and take other steps
to facilitate their contact with the
female inmates and cleaned the
areas where they had sex to hide
Hill specifically was accused of
having sexual contact with four
inmates. The indictment also
alleges he used his debit card to
purchase money orders of $50,
$100 and $500 given to three of the
The other five guards pleaded
not guilty in federal court and are
scheduled for a detention hearing
Thursday, said Alan Sprowls, a
spokesman for the U.S. attorney's
office. Trial is set for Aug. 21.
The detention center -houses
mostly men. A low security prison
for female inmates is next to the
detention center. Together the
men's and women's units total
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Mary Margaret Peltier
Mary Margaret Peltier, age 87,
of West Palm Beach and formerly
of Okeechobee, died on Tuesday,
June 20, 2006, at Manor Care in
West Palm Beach. Ms. Peltier was
born Nov. 11, 1918, in Olean, N.Y.,.
to James and Mildred Skaehill.
She was retired as a probation
supervisor in Okeechobee and
Thad come to Okeechobee from'
West Palm Beach in 1979.
Ms. Peltier is survived by two
,:-.ns, James Johannes of Marietta,
Ga. and Michael Anthony
Joh,,rannes of Hunis% ille.' ...
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Friends may sign the guest
book at www. bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
Augustine Volo, Jr.
Augustine Volo, Jr., age 69, of
Okeechobee, died on Sunday;
June 11, 2006, at his residence in
Okeechobee, He was born in
Trenton, N.J. to Augustine and
Mary (Krowski) Volo.. Mr. Volo
Was a resident of Okeechobee for
30 years coming from Trenton,
N.J. He served in the U.S. Navy.
He is predeceased by his par-
ents, Augustine Volo, Sr. and Mary
His survivors include:-his wife
of eight years, Elizabeth (Wool-,
ridge) Volo; three sons, Sal Volo,
Danny Volo and Lawrence Volo,
all of Trenton, N.J.; four daugh-
ters, Rosemary, Theresa and Mary
Beth, all of Trenton, N.J., and
KaylaVolo from Okeechobee.
Mr. Volo is also survived by
step-son, Robert Butterworth of
Stuart; step-daughter, Lillias Major
of California; 'step-daughters,
Betty Jo Sheppard and Alexandra
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SHAME: Why will a crying liberal want us to pull out like they did in
Viet Nam. Get a life. Quit talking about the president. It's a shame that peo-
ple like you write this type of stuff in the paper.
TWO BRAINS: The person that wrote about impeaching the president
was right. He is a jerk and a shame to our Congress. They ought to put
someone in there that has two brains then he could take one out and play
LEGAL SYSTEM: I can understand the big drug bust. However, it is the
legal system letting these criminals off. I personally know a man that was
charged with possession and driving without a license. He did seven
months of a one-year probation and was released by the judge. So once
again, he can continue to do drugs, sell drugs and drive with no license
and is free to do so.
WASTE OF TIME: All the time the fine law officers of Okeechobee
spend watching and building cases against the scum drug dealers in
town, they then have to watch these people get out of jail with little or no
time spent in jail or prison. No wonder these guys do it over and over
again. I hope it is not true that one guy has been arrested 20 to 30 times.
That really makes me feel good about the legal system, or the person put-
ting these people in jail. Maybe the state attorney needs to get a lot tougher
on these people, or find someone who will. Let's thank these officers -
they are brave, upstanding, super heroes in today's world. If I only knew
their names, I would have more kids to name after these fighters of crime.
Keep up the good work. Editor's Note: Regarding your thoughts about the
individual that has been arrested over 30 times on drug charges is true.
But, once again, we must say just because he has been arrested that
many times does not mean he was convicted on any or all of the charges.
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prison sentences for those arrested in last week's bust that have prior
convictions on drug charges. One thing that will help with that endeavor'
that all of the latest alleged drug transactions were video taped.
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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.
Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual sum-
mer camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12 during the
month of June. The next camp dates are Junr 26-30. The cosi is
$100 per camper, and campers should provide their own snacks
and lunch. For information, contact Sue Arnold at (863) 763-4630.
Fort Drum plans B.O.O.T Camp
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will hold its
vacation Bible school June 26-30 from 5:30 until 9 p.m. The theme
for this years' event is Truth Quest B.O.O.T. (Biblical Outlook and
Outreach Training). There will be games, snacks, crafts, fun, skits
music and more in a fun Army boot camp setting. This is a free
camp for youths ages 4 to 12. For information, call (863) 467-1733.
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) 763-1951.
'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 27 at 6:30 p.m.
For information, call the Everglades Baptist Church at (863) 467-
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 ToniBennett Doyle at (863) 634-9491.
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Teens need protection from the online world
By Stephen G.
Wallace, M.S. Ed.
Parents everywhere no doubt
cringed at word that a 16-year-old
Michigan girl recently flew to the
Middle East to meet a 25-year-old
man she met on the social net-
working site Myspace.com. While
made more salacious by time
(she was gone five days) and dis-
tance (Jordan), the story mirrored
many others highlighting the dan-
gers lurking in the shadows of the
Free to all comers, forums
such as Myspace, Facebook,
Xanga and Friendster provide
easy access to anyone searching
for e-mail addresses, cell phone
numbers, or details about body
type, sexual preferences or alco-
holic beverages of choice. And
the information flow doesn't stop
there. A recent Dateline NBC
investigation of teen pages found
scenes of binge drinking, appar-
ent drug use and sex acts.
Law enforcement officials are
so concerned that at least two
states Connecticut and Massa-
chusetts are investigating the
link between these sites and inci-
dents of sexual assault. But
they're not going it alone. The
Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI)- says that it has opened
dozens of cases nationwide
regarding activity on the sites and
has received more than 500 com-
plaints, including the following.
Earlier this year, a 33-year-old
Alabama man-met a 14-year-old
girl from New Jersey over one site
and later abused her in Florida.
In October 2005, a 13-year-
old girl from Georgia, whose
online profile. said she was 29,
was abused by a 30-year-old
South Carolina man.
Last September, an 11-year-
old girl was fondled in her Con-
necticut home while her par-
ents slept by a man she'd met
through an online network and let
into her home.
But child predators aren't the
only problem and adults not the
only perpetrators. Young people
themselves often use the Internet
to taunt, criticize, harass, intimi-
date and gang up on each other.
Like traditional bullying, cyber-
bullying leaves many kids feeling
unsafe, humiliated, angry and
perhaps looking for revenge.
Essex County, Mass., District
Attorney Jonathan W Blodgett
told the Boston Globe, "We've
seen an increase in assault crimes
involving young people as a result
of the computer. They go on and
each other, and it becomes
assault the next day."
Still other teens surf porn sites
online. According to a Teens
Today study from SADD (Students
Against Destructive Decisions),
more than one-in-four middle and
Tantie 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 Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
A.A Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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.
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)
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..
Christian FellowshipPrayer group meets at 9:30 a m. in the fellow-.
4ship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863'l 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups meet 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.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at
7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893
days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might
need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult BasicEducatiorn/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
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
welcome. 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, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
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
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
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800)
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W.Third St. Itwill be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center at
S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for mem-
bers and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana
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.
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 Stew-
art at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
A.A meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our 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 United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The ori-
entation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okee-
chobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at
high school students (27 percent)
say they have used the Internet to
view sexually explicit content.
So, what can parents do to
keep their child safe? Wiredsafe-
ty.org offers some tips.
1. Keep the computer in a fam-
ily room, kitchen, or living room
- not in your child's bedroom.
2. Watch your children when
they're online and see where they
3. Make sure that your children
feel comfortable coming to you
4. Keep kids out of chatrooms
unless they are monitored.
5. Get to know their "online
friends" just as you get to know all
of their other friends.
But parents can't go it alone.
Just like in the real world, young
people have a responsibility to
protect themselves in the online
world. i-SAFE America outlines
for youth "The, 4 Rs" of Internet
1. Recognize techniques used
by online predators to deceive.
2. Refuse requests for personal
3. Respond assertively if you
are ever in an uncomfortable
position online. Exit the program,
turn off the computer and tell a
trusted friend or call the police.
4. Report any suspicious or
dangerous contact that makes
you feel uncomfortable.
i-SAFE also advises teens to
take these precautions.
Protect your identifying
information (name, sex, age,
address, school, teams): It takes
only a little information for a pred-
ator to identify you.
Create a username and
online profile that is generic and
Know how to exit an inap-
propriate Web site.
Guard your pictures. You
never know who may be looking
Keep in mind that chatroom
"friends" are not always whom
they say they are.
For sure, the advent of the
Internet -.and more recently of
social networking sites -
brought with it new opportunities
for the meaningful exchange of
ideas and dialogue, better con-
necting young people to the
wider world beyond their front
door. Bringing light to its shadows
will make that world more pre-
dictable and less risky. ,
Editor's Note: Stephen Wal-
lace, national chairman and chief
executive officer of SADD, Inc
(Students Against Destructive
Decisions), has broad experience
as a school psychologist and ado-
lescent counselor. For informa-
tion about SADD, call toll-free 877-
SADD-INC.; or, visit
Church schedules Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host their vaca-
tion Bible school June 22-23 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 available. Child care
for 2 and under will be provided for parents attending VBS. For
information, call (863) 763-1699.
Chamber Coffee Klatch planned.
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold its
monthly Coffee Klatch on Thursday, June 22, at Hospice of Okee-
chobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St. The event will begin at 8 a.m. Chamber
members and guests are invited.
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 locat-
ed 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 Weekend
for local high school aged youths to be trained and prepared to
assist the community during disasters. The training is free and the.
trainees will receive a Red Cross T-shirt and certification 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 Okeechobee Branch, 323 N. Par-
rott Ave. For information, call (863) 763-2488.
Free memory loss screenings offered
The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will offer free
memory loss screenings on Friday, June 23, from 11 a.m. until 2:30
p.m. Appointments are needed. To schedule an appointment, call
Donna True at 800-861-7826 or (772) 285-6291.
Foundation is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
June 24, starting at 7:30 a.m. It will be rebroadcast at 1 and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Richard
Kelly, director of communications for the Make A Wish Foundation
in Southern Florida. The topic will be educating the public on chil-
dren with life threatening medical conditions. For information,
contact the Make A Wish Foundation at 1-888-773-WISH; or, go to
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 provided.
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.
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 funer-
al expenses. A trust fund has been set up at Big Lake National
Bank: For information, call April Selph at (863)'447-1141.
Realtors host benefit links tourney
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will host their annu-
al golf tournament on Saturday, June 24, at 8 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Okee-
chobee High School Scholarship Fund and Habitat for Humanity.
The Board of Realtors is looking for teams, sponsors and anyone
interested in donating a door prize. Call J.D. Mixon for details at
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 set-
ting. To register your family for this adventure, call (863) 357-3680.
Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness
Center on Monday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
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Members of the Okeechobee Hershey's Track and Field team took a few minutes to cool
off under the tents Saturday afternoon at Palm Beach Lakes High School. The toam was
there to compete in the district Hershey's Track and Field meet. Those enjoying the shade
were (in no particular order) Frankie DeCarlo, Ryan, Lott, Adrian Valdez and Altis Crowell.
Submitted to Okeechobee News/Cindi Brownfield
Robbie Elsemiller (left) of Okeechobee and Mike Bergmann (right) of Villa Rica, Ga. joined
Stetson University baseball coach Pete Dunn (center) to celebrate his 1,000th coaching win.
Elsemiller's win on May 25 gave Coach Dunn his 1,000th win. Mike Bergmann gave Coach
Dunn his first win for the Stetson Hatters on Feb. 29, 1980.
Former Brahman hurler.
does well for Stetson
Submitted to Okeechobee News/Frank Coker
Track and Field meet
The Okeechobee Hershey's track team performed well last Saturday at Palm Beach Lakes
High School. They competed in the district Hershey's Track and Field meet. Some of those
team members were: (in no particular order) Jaryca Baker, Erena Billie and Lexi Ward.
Pop Warner grid
Pop Warner football and
cheerleadiing 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-
tor and a copy of the child's birth
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863)
634-3482 or Albion Crowell at
sponsors sports camp
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor a Sports Camp July 10-
14 at the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus, 610 S.\\'. Second Ave.
There will be two separate
sessions. The first session will be
from'9 until 11:30 a.m. and will
feature baseball for boys and
soccer for girls. The second ses-
sion will be from 1 until 3:30
p.m. and will feature softball for
girls and soccer for boys.
The cost of the camp will be
$60 per person all day (includes
lunch), or $45 per person for the
half-day session. The camp is
open to children age 4 through
For information contact Rusty
Brooks at (863) 763-1699.
To enroll stop by the church
office at 677 S.W 32nd St., or go
to 'the church web site at
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" tourne w ith a 70-
30 pa.back The entry fee will be
$100 and can be paid at the
ramp on the morning of the
tournament. For information,
contact George Marshall, Jr. at
(863) 6.34-8145 or Charlie Hays
at (863) 763-2332.
The Christian Team Trail will
not be holding their monthly
bass tournaments during the
months of June, July and;
They will resume their tour-
nament trail on Sept. 2.
ment that started on June 2.
During a lull in the action due
to a rain storm, a man
approached Coach Dunn. The
man turned out to be Mike
Bergmann, the former Hatter
baseball player who gave Coach
Dunn his first win on Feb. 29,
1980. Mr. Bergmann graduated
from Stetson in 1981 and now
resides in Villa Rica, Ga. Even
though he now lives in Georgia,
Mr. Bergmann continues to active-
ly follow his alma mater. As it
turned out, Coach Dunn had the
player who gave him his first win
(Bergmann) and the player who
gave him his 1,000th win
(Elsemiller) on the field with him
at the same time.
In addition to helping Coach
Dunn into the record book, Rob-
bie continues to show his prowess
on the rlmound. This season the
sophomore's 7-3 record included
14 saves which was only one save
away from tying the Hatter record.
"They love him up there," stat-
ed Brahman baseball coach Dylan
Tedders Coach Tedders continues
to follow Elsemiller's career
through the Internet and in per-
"Robbie is in the top five in the
country in saves," said Coach Ted-
ders. "He, is doing a tremendous
job for Stetson.".
Robbie is the son of Reba
Lanier and Robert Elsemiller.
By Loma Jablonski
When Robbie Elsemiller pre-
pared to graduate from Okee-
chobee High School in 2004, he
had many options available to
him. The 2004 District 17, Class 4-
A FHSAA baseball Player of the
Year was recruited by many col-
leges and universities for his ability
on the mound. Robbie and his
parents toured various schools,
talked to coaches and mulled over
the offers presented to Robbie.
Finally, after a whirlwind tour
of several schools in one week-
end, Robbie made his decision.
He chose to accept the Stetson
University scholarship offer.
Stetson University is a presti-
gious private school in DeLand
with outstanding academic and
athletic programss, 7 ;-I,,
... Robbie recently became a part
of Stetson Hatter history when he
threw for a 6-5 victory over Mercer
University in the 11th inning of the
May 25 Atlantic Sun Conference
Championship game. His win was
the 1,000th coaching win for Stet-
son coach Pete Dunn. With the
win, Dunn became only the 34th
coach in NCAA Division I history
to reach 1,000 career victories.
The Hatters went on to win the
conference championship. They
headed to Atlanta, Ga. for the
NCAA Atlanta Regional tourna-
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Okeechobee News file photo
Robbie Elsemiller was a star
pitcher for the Brahman
baseball team. His abilities
earned him the 2004 District
17, Class 4-A FHSAA Player,
of the Year Award and an ath-
letic scholarship to Stetson
University in DeLand.
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The American Legion Post
#64 is located at 501 S.E. Sec-
ond St. The Post phone number
is (863) 763-2950.
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu. Monday,
Thursday and Friday from 11
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 1 until
Happy Hour in the lounge
is from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and
on Thursday nights beginning at
6 p.m., for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is
served from 4:30 until 6 p.m.
Music will be from 4 until 7 p.rf.
Bingo is held every Satur-
day and Sunday night starting at
6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
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 Chuck Gillespie at (863)
697-1451, or Jerry Lee Shields at
(863) 467-8779 or (863)634-
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
donation. Music will be by
S'turdays and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
0. First and third Sunday:
breakfast couokd order from
9 until 11 a.m.fr $5 donri.:: -.
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.,
Wednesday: bingo will be
at 7 p.m. The public is invited.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be available
at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and enter-
tainment starting at 6 p.m.
Members and guests are invited.
from noon until 2 p.m.; bar
bingo from 2 p.m. until?
S* The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information about
the club and events, call Bucky
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
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. Mar-
garet 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 11 a.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 at 7 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 27: Moose
enrollment meeting. All
prospective members should
attend. Meeting begins at.7 p.m.
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W.
36th St. in Okeechobee. For
information and meal menus,
call the Lodge at (863) 763-
Social quarters open daily
from noon until 8 p.m.
Men's officer meeting first
and third Tuesday of each
month at 7 p.m.
Women's officer meeting
on the first Tuesday of each
month at 8 p.m.
General meeting on the
second Wednesday of each
month at 8 p.m.
w* Sunday, July 9: District
meeting at noon. Breakfast
served from 8 until 10:30 a.m.
Barbecue meal to follow meet-
ing. Music bill be by Chuck.
Tuesday, July 11: Women's
chapter meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Horseshoes every Thurs-
day and Sunday 5 p.m.
Moose races every Satur-
day at 1 p.m. Washer toss at 3
Karaoke with Chuck Sun-
day from 3 p.m. until ?, with
Turkey Shoot on the first
Sunday of each month at 9 a.m.
VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post
#4423 is located at 300 N.W. 34
St. Events are seasonal, contact
the Post at (863) 763-0818 for
information or write the Post at
P.O. Box 1137, Okeechobee Fl.'
34973. The Post opens at noon
Monday through Sunday.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is
During the month of June
every Friday is karaoke. Satur-
day and Sunday there will be
karaoke depending on avail-
ability. Call the Post for the
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 6
until 10 p.m., when available.
Sunday: a dinner will be
available from 2 until 5 p.m.,
and will be followed by karaoke
w* Every third Sunday there
will be a post meeting and
ladies auxiliary meeting at 11
Friday, June 30: Fiesta
night with Mexican food being.
served. Corona Happy Hour is
from 6 until 8 p.m. Karaoke
with Donnie Martin will be from
6 until 10 p.m. We are searching
for some real amateurs.
Big screen TV for all
The VFW Post #9528 is
located at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in
Buckhead Ridge. For informa-
tioln,, call (863) 467-2882. Post
hours are from noon until 8
p.m., Monday through Sunday.
Tuesday, July 4: 12th annu-
al Fourth of July barbecue. The
menu will consist of pork,
chicken. cole slaw\, baked
beans, potato salad, rolls and
more. Dinners will be served
from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. for a
$6 donation. An amateur
singing contest will begin at 2
p.m. with a gong show theme.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW,
Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary,
AMVETS and AMVETS ladies
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
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
Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday
of the month beginning at 10
a.m. The main meeting is on the
For information contact
Commander 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.
The VFW will be open
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m., and Sunday at 1 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
available, courtesy of the Ladies
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
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 1 p.m.
with the big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W., members will
meet the first and third Thurs-
day of each month at 8 p.m. For
information, call the club at
(863) 763-3378, Kip at (8631
610-6659, or Keith at (863) 634-
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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 follows:
Theatre I -"Cars" (G) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
urday 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 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 "Garfield" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
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-
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your home
to discuss the required safety
equipment needed on your boat.
This service is free. You will receive
a cordial, informative and confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be placed
on boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call (863) 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
SS.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is not
restricted to veterans. Call the Post
at (863) 763-2950.
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning, after-
noon, and evening shifts are avail-
able. Many opportunities currently
exist. Please contact the lobby desk
'at Raulerson Hospital for a Volun-
leer Application. For information,
call (863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The
hospital's Volunteen Program
(ages 14-17) began in June..
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace, is
seeking paper towels, old large
towels, blankets, old kennels, gar-
dening utensils and laundry deter-
gent. Anyone wishing to donate
any of the above items is asked to
call (863) 763-4630.
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwanted
horses. If you can't keep them,
donate them by calling (772) 467-
0400. For information, ask for Karen.
You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids In Distress is a com-
munity-supported agency dedicat-
ed to the care, treatment and pre-
vention of child abuse and neglect.
They have locations in Broward
and Palm Beach counties.
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For information on cost and reser-
vations, call (863) 763-4630.
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I TORBERT FARMS
June 24, 2006-9am
20001 SW 344th St (Palm Dr)
Florida City, FL (Homestead)
CELL PHONE: Boost Type,
Grey Color. (863)763-6780 -
DOG, Male Cur, in Platts Bluff,
lIst seen 6/9, neutered, light
brown/white, med. size, bob-
IG BLUE & GOLD MACAW-
;vic of Treasure Island 27th
St. Ans to Andy, Okeechobee
RED NOSE PIT- M-4 mos old,
,white stripe on face, white
paws, vic of Palm Mobile
TERRIER, Small, Black, Male,
Very heavy w/heart condition.
Needs medicine. Lost in vic.
Carson Dairy. (863)697-1788
S FREE DIRT- You dig & haul
away. Call 863-635-2980
GUINEA PIGS (2) females with
: cage. FREE to good home
(561)261-2702 Belle Glade
saves you money by
about best buys.
No wonder newspaper
readers earn morel
KITTENS, 1 male, 2 female
and Mother Cat.
KITTENS- 4- 9wks old, m, 2f,
to good homes only
KITTENS: Free to good
homes. 9 wks. old. Litter
trained. Cutest You Ever Saw!
(863)467-8548 Iv. msg.
KITTENS, Free to good homes
SMALL FEMALE DOG, Spad-
ed, all shots & Male kitten,
neutered, all shots, Call
863-357-0223 aft. 6pm
4 FAMILY YARD SALE
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Fri. & Sat.
June 23rd & 24th,
7am-1pm, .4 Hunter Rd.
Women & kids clothes &
toys, Camping/lawn equip.
Crafts, HH & Much More!
Come & meet your Avon Rep
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
A/C SERVICE TECH /
W/ min. 3 yrs. exp. De-
pendable, Clean Drivers Lic.,
DFW. Good pay, benefits,
401K (863)76 -8391
Tractor Mechanic w/own tools.
Good pay w/benefits. Drug
Free w/Clean Driving Record.
Call Dennis (863)634-3280
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
Immediately. 8yr. old boy.
Okeechobee area. Must have
trans. F/T Perm.863-697-8299
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Taking applications
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-,3-1 9
Based out of Okeechobee.
CDL, Class A driver license,
flat bed to haul roof tile.
.Hourly pay plus overtime.
Experience w/piggy back
preferred but will train. Full
benefits package. Fax re-
sume to (954)960-1347 or'
& TRUCK DRIVER
Needed for Okeechobee
Estimator, exp. for local con-
struction company. Knowl-
edgeable in commercial.
work, must know how to
read plans & do take-off.
Benefit pkg. incl., paid holi-
days, vacations, 401k &
health ins. avail. DFWP.
(863)467-0831 or fax re-
sume to (863)-763-6337.
FULL TIME PRIVATE DAY
CARE Needed for 8 month old
child starting in August. Please
OPERATORS & LABORERS.
Exp. only need apply.
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to
Local construction company -
Looking to fill 2 general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Must have valid Driver's Li-
cense. Call (863)357-2700
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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
Hands on take charge leader
for juice plant. Experience in
equipment, computers &
electrical a plus.
Fax resume to: (772)465-.1693
Orchid Island Juice Co.
CAT preferred. Own tools.
(561)793-0322 Ext. 106
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-
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HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
Zibeco Construction Corp.
Seeking 2 years minimum
Framers. Starting Pay
$12 to $15/hour.
Call Shaun 863-634-7428
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Class A & B CDL Required.
Walpole Feed &
2595 NW 8th Street
Contact Ben at (863)763-7233
Group health, profit sharing
and 401 (k)
Drug Free Workplace E.O.E.
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Full Time, Excellent Benefits and
This is a great opportunity to begin
or continue your professional career.
App Illn person at
Superior Water Works, Inc.,
917 S.W. Park St, Okeechobee FL
is seeking a
Work 5 1/2 days
per week with
on call during
features a nice
Inc. offers Top
Pay, Full Benefits
you wont find
or apply in
269 NW 9th St.
Looking fop .a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-
Class A License
w/Hazemat & Tanker.
Retirement, Vacation &
WILSON MILLER with offic-
es in Florida's fastest grow-
ing regions, has immediate
openings for PSM to man-
age FDOT Transportation re-
lated projects in South
Florida. FDOT Survey proce-
dures, Microstation. Geopak
& CaiCE experience a must.
Survey CAD Technicians,
Party Cheifs, Instrument
men with like experience
also needed. In return for
y our commitment to excel-
ence we offer excellent
salary and benefits including
401K, ESOR Tuition
reimbursement and more.
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BASINGER AREA, P/T Horse
Exerciser: Experienced English
pleasure rider for exercising
horses needed 3 days a week.
Mornings only. Call M-F
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
Land clearing, fill dirt, pad
work, excavating & grating.
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 &.# 5698
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work,
Air Conditioners 505
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
Household 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
AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
new in box
AIR CONDITIONERS J3) 5,000
BTU'S, Window Stye. Newly
services. $135 for all, will
WINDOW/WALL UNIT, Hot-
point 8,000 btu w/energy sav-
er, low, hours. $160
BARBER CHAIR, Emil J. Padair
Porcelain base w/foot rest,
all hydraulics work. $1000
Under the counter. Has a
black, almond panels. $75.
(863)763-7695 or 634-8037
FREEZER- Sears, top load-
ing,excellent condition $80
Fair Condition. $50/pair.
RANGE- Whirlpool, electric,
self cleaning, $100 or best
REFRIGERATOR, Good for soft
ddrinks. $50 (863)763-1370
er, good condition, $100
(8863)517-1974 La Belle
WASHER & DRYER, Maytag.
WASHER & DRYER, newer,
$150 or the set.
Both in service. $175.
SHED- Wolly, 10'x12', $4K
new. Includes Extras. Asking
MANICURE TABLE: Wooden.
S100 or best offer.
ALUMINUM AWNING- 11
Vanous sizes 12 to 4' Ask-
ing $500 willc ell separately.
ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New, -'W i38L.
3" insulation. $2000 tor all
will ell sep 1863)763-5011
HOUSE WRAP, 1 lull roll. paid
$.100. asking $50
(863)983-7625 leave mers-
LADDER, Stanley. 6 like new.
ROOFING PANELS Alum.. 6,
5 @' 10'4', 1 @ 10.18", 3-"
insulale-. 1600 Call'
WINDOWS (4), Hall round
wlite, never used $100
18631983-7625 leave mes-
%WING St,' So I wood
$150 (863 612-4800
CLOTHING, Girls sizes 7-9.
Approx 30 pc $60 or all
WEDDING DRESS, size 18
AVON BOTTLE COLLECTION.
40 + pieces.. t100 or best ol-
ier (8631467 5052
BLOW UP RACE CAR 1992
Rusty Wallace Miller $125
(8631675-iJ033 Leave rmes-
3-400)- Racing & Comic,. late
s early 90s E.c conr. $400
or best ofler" 863-763-8943
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games: $175.
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257
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
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $650
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $125. LeBelle
DR TABLE, with 6 chairs, solid
wood, china cabinet, good
cond. $300 will sell separ-
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
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress not included,
excellent condition, $150
RECLINER, Lazy Boy. $25
SECTIONAL L SHAPED, w/2
Recliners. Great condition,
Paid $1500 sell for $600.
SECTIONAL SOFA: 3 pc.,
w/full bed at 1 end and re-
cliner @ the other end. $250
or best offer. (863)467-9942'
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $35
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
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er in the classlfleds
BOWFLEX EXTREME, 6 mos.
old. $650 (863)634-5943
CIRCULARMATIC TABLE- Glo-
ria Marshall, Like new,
EXERCISE BIKE- New Bal-
ance, 6.0, like new $300
AIR COOKER- Flavor Wave,
new, $50 (863)634-5914
LIFE CHAIR: New, Mauve col-
or, $1300 or best offer.
BEER MEISER: Kenmore
Brand Holds 1/V2 Keg, Black.
Budweiser on lap. $400
Great Ior on site office. Win-
dow A/C. Good condition.
Asking $2500. (410)476-3037
HOV A ROUND- easy to oper-
ate $2500 (863)357-0125
PARKING LOT SWEEPER-
Tow behind, Ready to go.
Honda, Electric s ltr, Used
SAFE: Keep your valuables
safe in a Century S3470.
COCKATIELS (3), $60 for all
or will sep. (863)763-2738
COCKATIELS, (7), babies,
hand feed, bring your cage,
$350. (863)983-7807 in
Pioneer plantation area.
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
JACK RUSSEL / BLUE HEAL-
ER MIX: Female, Approx. 1
yr. old. $100.
LAB/CHOC PIT MIX PUPS-
healthy, $50 each,
PIT BULL PUPPIES- 3M/5F
APBR Lowdriders. Ready to go!
(863)634-6601 or 634-2250
SIAMESE KITTEN- Male,
shots & dewormed, $200
JACUZZI, Large, outdoor, 6
people, very good condition.
SINGER, 1978, in cabinet, in
good condition. $100 or best
AIR HOCKEY TABLE, Tourna-
ment size. Like new w/pucks
& handles & cover. $500.
POOL TABLE: Standard size,
"Mizerak" Brand new wall ac-
TOSHIBA- Model CF3566A,
35" Works good. $250.
TV, 42" RCA, Excellent condi-
tion. $800 new, asking $400
AIR COMPRESSORS (2)
Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp,
$195 for both, will sep.
brand new, $600
SWITCH, 200 amps, 250 v,
brand new. $1000
HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
ers & trolley. $600.
MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer
4000, asking $800 or best
offer (863)634-0856 or
MIG WELDER- Snap-on, 300
amp, With aluminum spool'
gun, on small wheels $1000.
or best offer (863)697-9704
PLASMA CUTTER- Snap-on,
will cut up to half inch
$1200. or best offer.
TABLE SAW- Rigid, heavy du-
, 10". New, only used once.
420 or best offer.
TABLE SAW, CRAFTSMAN,10"
w/Extens ons & Fence. $95.
XBOX, with games, good con-
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT, Inexpen-
sive, For back of car.
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.
BEAUTIFUL RED SORREL 1/4
Horse, 12 yro mare, great
manner,16 hands, $1500
inclds tack (863)357-1693
CHEROKEE, 13 yr. reg. spot-
ted saddle horse, all vaccina-
tions, negative coggins, gentle,
CORRAL, 7 or 8 pieces. Very
good condition. $700
Palamino Gelding, 15 hands,
some work w/barrel & poles,
loves to jump, $1000.
PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand,
Barn & pasture, Not a be-
ginner horse. $1800.
SILVER SHOW HALTER-
w/lead, horse size, $65
SORREL MINI HORSE- 7yo,
BEHIND THE SHED SALE
Lawn mowers, Edger, Yard
vac, Awning windows & more
$185. for all (863)763-0120
EDGER: Brand new. Gas pow-
ered. Only used 1 time. $100.
GRADER / SNOW BLADE, For
John Deere Garded Tractor.
Good condition. New $350,
Now $50. (772)971-9474
LAWN MOWER-Snapper 42'"
ZTR Yard Cruiser. $375
LAWN SWEEPER: $50.
LRG COMPUTER DESK- Ad-
justable height. Removable
top $50. or best offer.
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$800. for all, will separate.
ROTO TILLER- Troy Bilt,
12hp, w/attach, elec start,
self prop, like new, $1200
CALVES: Shots, Wormed
$200 & up. Also Cows: Young
& Healthy. $400 & Up.
Will Deliver 863 235-0838
Sg g RENT
Property '. 915
Iupe Rent 930.
-- Rent 93
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A,
For Single Person, furnished
w/utilities. $125 wk. + $300
sec. dep. Call 863-357-3274
12 mi. N of Okeechobee. $575
mo. 1st &sec. No Pets! Non
smoking envi. (863)467-1717
8:30am- 3:30pm, or email
SW OKEECHOBEE, NEW 2BR
$850 & 1BR $750 for lease,
No pets or smoking. Call
Brand New 3BR/2BA in Dixie
Ranch Estates. Private, quiet,
includes washer & dryer, lawn
& water system maintenance.
$1100/mo: 1st, last & $500
CBS 2BR 2BA, W/D, Patio,
Boat Launch, Private Lagoon
on Rim Canal. $1500 mo. +
sec. 1 yr. lease 561-346-4646
House for Lease, 3BR/2BA,
$1100 mo., 1st, last & se-
curity. References required,
No Pets. (863)763-6541'
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
Okeechobee, 3BR, BA, 1 Gar.,
Completely renovated, with
central air. $1400/mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep.&
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or.
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classl-
fleds and make your
clean am a hreezel
OKEE. -2/2, internet, cable, fumn, exc
location, no pets, no kids, Profes-
sional, single, clean, $500/mo +
Sutil. (863)610-1939 or
OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy. $140/week
plus deposit, utilities included.
It's never toa late to rind
the perfect gIft. Look for
It In the rnsaslflads.
TAYLOR CREEK: 3/2 WATER-
FRONT, Small Pool, W/D,
Furnished. Dock. Avail. Mid
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Spacs 1075
Laundry Mat: Est. 25 yrs., 32
washers / 33 dryers, Located
in pubic shopping center.
Approx. 126 ft. on Hwy. 710,
1 block from Hwy. 70, Prop-
erty is approx.73/4.ac. has a
solid CBS Building w/approx.
1000 sq ft. Ready for your
Business, Owners moving,
Want Quick Sale. $175,000.
772-519-2263 For More Info
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!
BEAUTIFUL D/W on 5 Acres,
between LaBelle & Clewiston.
Horse fenced. Private & Se-
cluded. Some owner financing
avail. $229,000. Call
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 1 8ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
check out www.edanderson.us
CBS HOUSE: 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba.
Newly Remodeled -
1694 NW 7th St. $145,000.
(8.63)824-2631 Owner Agent.
CBS HOUSE 3BR/2BA on Irg
lot. New appl's,'gar, fenced
yard. Great housein quiet
area, near schools/park
$155k Call John
OKEE., FSBO Taylor Creek
Waterfront CBS Home Ap-
prox. 2350 sq ft. Air Cond,
410 sq ft Screen porch, 675
sqft.2 car. gar. 3br & 3ba,
LR w/Dining area. Lg FR,
New Maple cabinets w/tile
counters New tile floors, Lg
laundry/pantry, Bonus rm.
New dppl Sec system,
sprinklers, Wood dock
w/Sea wall, Cement circular
driveway, New metal roof,
Paint & landscape. Owners
moving Priced below.re-
OKEE HAMMOCKS: Brand
new! 3 BR, 2BA, 2 Garage,
approx 2100sq ft, French
doors, tile, wood cabinets,
split bedrooms, hurdricane
shutters. (2) Avail.
Call: Real Pro 800-700-7242
OKEECHOBEE- 4br/2ba, w/de-
tached office/efficiency, re-
modeled, new shingle roof,
desirable SW location, close
to schools, 508 SW 19th St.,
ONE HOUSE TO MANY! 3br,
1ba, & 2br 2ba, 2 swimming
pools, 1 boat house. 1 dock,
Both updated & new appl.
New paint inside & out New
carpet, complete. Avail.for
immediate occupancy. Cp11
for info. 954-801-6158 or
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const., car-
port, storage shed, $265k.
REMODELED 3BR 5+Acres
2BA completely remodeled,
screened pool w/liner, S/S
appl's, 3 sheds. $355K
FOR SALE: 42 acres 1.5 mls.
from hwy. 70 off SR 710.
Approx. 26 ac. of creek & 16
ac. dry. $550K 772-215-4630
Okeechobee, 5 acres +/-,
cleared, fenced, .corner lot,
paved road, off of SR 70
East, 6 mi. from town, beau-
tiful spot for estate home or
horse farm, $225,000.
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
STEPS- solid alum w/handrail,
for mobile home. $50
Need a few more hucks to
door? Pick up some
ura cks whi n you
sd youe used Items hi
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/2BA,
No pets. 1 year lease required.
$650/mo. + $1200 sec.
Treasure Island, 2BR/1.5BA,
on water, lake access, $750
mo. incl. until. & yard maint.,
1st & last, $500 sec. dep.
JUST BRING YOUR CLOTHES!
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba,
M/H Pk. in Okeechobee. $28K
OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm.,1 Ba.
Mobile Home. Nice lot, fenced
back yard, front porch Will
lease w/option to buy. $700
Ca er/RVs 3010
Jet Skis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehioles/ATrVs 3035
COBRA '92, Bass boat, 1.7ft.,
1 20hp Johnson w/trolling
motor, Shorelander trailer
w/new tires, fish finder, boat
cover, radio & more. $4750
Call Kim (863)467-4821
JOHN BOAT-11' Fiberglass V-
haul, new paint, trailer. $500
or best offer 863-673-0919
JON BOAT, 12', aluminum,
w/trailer, like new, $750.
PONTOON BOAT, 1991, 20 Ft.,
Aluminum. New trailer & Car-
pet. Overhauled motor. $4000.
PONTOON BOAT 24' SEA
SKIMMER Needs little work.
New Magic Tilt trailer. $1500.
Must sell 863-634-2139
PONTOON BOAT CAMPER EN-
CLOSURE- fits 20' boat was
$2000 will take $700 or best
SEA KAYAK, NW Pursuit, tour-
ing, 17ft, Excellent condition.
SEA KAYAK. Seda GJider.
lignrtweigni R.evilar, brDiand new.
Halt-price at $1500
TRITOON 25 BOAT- tI15
Vamana-4 stroke eng. w. 100
Mis, 4 liSiring nailrs Cover
Dual wheel tradiler Great
Deal! $7000. Erng is wortr
more' Owner Moving
AMERI-CAMP TRAV. TRL. 31
'04 28R,,IBA. 1-1 slide OuT
L.A'R central air neal ier .
sips 6 rria.ny e.iras. $16.900
Negoia ole (7721785-9291
NOMAD TRAVEL TRAILER 97
Model # 3375 Deiu-e 34 F1
2 Slide OulS Very lcidio conri
TRAVEL TRAILER- '95 Salem
51n Wneel. EF ,:orad Very
clear. $450i 863.76372;
5TH WHEEL CAMPER '89
35, Coarrmar rineds some
worjr $3000 call ior more
TROLLING MOTOR MItfl!
KOTA ENJDI.IRA 30,lb TruiI
DIRT BIKE SUZUKI 85/L
2004. less thianr 10 ors 2
(863)634-(0856 or 634-2951
HONDA SHADOW 750 183.
great shape, 23K, $1400 or
best offer (863)697-2198
VOLKSWAGEN TRIKE, Mint
cond. $15,000 invested,
* YAMAHA 2002 VSTAR 1100,
2k, many extras. $5800
YAMAHA VIRAGO, '04, 250V
twin,1,10 mi., windshield.
plus extras, showroom
HONDA RANCHER 2005, 4x4,
Automatic 4 Wheeler w/low
hours. $4300. 561-722-7140
MANCO 260 CC '04, Less than
100 hrs, comes w/trailer, will
consider trades $2200 neg.
SUNLINE SOLARIS TRAVEL
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.
Autos Wanted -1010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Foesr Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts.- Repakrs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
CADILLAC DEVILLE 1988,
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, 4
door. $3000 or best offer.
CHEVY CAVALIER- '88, 4 Cyl,
Auto, A/C, Radio, Pwr door
locks 32-34 MPG. Some rust
CHEVY CAVALIER, '90, 4 dr.,
light gray, $900.
(863)674-0670 after 5 pm
CHEVY LUMINA URO SPORT
1993, Runs good. $1300.
FORD ESCORT '94, 2 door,
auto., a/c. $1000
DODGE SHADOW 92, Auto-
matic, A/C works. new tires,
$1300 or b.e'st offer
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
FORD ESCORT STATION
WAGON, '95, $1200.
LINCOLN MARK VII 92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2500
MAZDA 626- '95, 4 door,
2.0L, Auto, A/C, All power w/
new tires & battery $1000 oir
best offer 863-261-4538
MAZDA MX6 '90, Low rider.
New 17" rims/tires, 2 tone
gray. Auto. New trans., $1500
or best offer 561-305-3321
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS,
86, cold a/c, good transpor-
tation, can be seen at JJ Au-
to, $500. (863)946-3570
OLDS CUTLASS, '69, 350-
Rocket, runs good, needs
paint job & trim, $2000 neg.
PLYMOUTH NEON '99, 5 spd.
Great car, great on gas. $1500
PONTIAC FIREBIRD 1993:
Needs front nose. Runs great.
$800 or best offer.
VOLVO 240, '92, $2500.
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/Truck. Please call
The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.
CHEVY '78 3/4 4X4, On 40s
mudd truck, no title,
runs/drives good $2500 neg
FORD F-250 1982 6CYL, 4
speed granny low tranny.
Good mud/farm truck. $800
JEEP WRANGLER 1992 Brand
new engine. Brand new every-
thing. Runs excellent. $10,000
or best offer. (863)697-6132
How do you find a job in
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$750 (863)697-1350 or
How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you saH It in the
Okeechobee News, Thursday, June 22, 2006 11
I Puli Notice
I Puli No i
I Pb ic No ice
I Puli Noice
Electric, Windshield, Club Protector,
Automatic Charger, Beautiful Ca
Call Sherri (863)763-6434
2003 E0 130
Headlights, Talights, Horn,
Backseat, Extended Top
Ca Sherri (63 763-6434
S Mustang '86-'93, & shock
tower braces, sacrifice $150
for all. (863)824-0801
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
GM TRANS AXLE- $350 or
best offer (863)467-8856
Liberator All Terrain Truck
Tires, (4), LT245/75R16,
new, $200. (863)655-0030
POSI AIT- 8 1/2" $150 or
best or (863)467-8856
I Golf Carts
I Golf Carts
SET TIRES- (4), 37" MT on 8
lug rims, (2) 10-22-5 semi
rims & tires. $100 for all, will
TIRES (2) Brand New 900-16
Power King. $220.
TIRES: 2, Michelin 8R19-5.
Like new. $100 for both, will
TIRES, 275/45, 206Y Eagles,
w/20" chrome rims & spin-
ners, exc. cond., $1500 firm.
(863)763-6369 bet. 6-9 pm
TIRES (4), Hummer, w/heavy
duty steel spoke wheels, 8 lug,
36x12.50x16.5 Like new.
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $450
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 '88, Full size, runs ex-
cellent, $900 (863)763-6591
FORD F250- '85, 4x4, Runs
good. Has Super Swamper
tires. no title, $1000 or best
FORD LARIAT '86, 6 cyl., a/c,
p/s, p/b. Good work truck.
FORD PU '88- 4x4, AC, PW,
PL, orig miles 82K, asking
$4350 or jesi other Musi
Sell (863)467-6875 or
GMC PICK UP 1988 Auto.,
106K, Cleanl No rusl. $2400.
or best oiler. Call
1772)834-3084 after Spmi
TRUCKS (6) F-350's w,4 good
diesel molors $1800 or best
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
FORD EXPEDITION '99- black,
Ithr int,-loaded, new tires, up-
graded sound system $9000
neg (863)801-4196 .
GMC JIMMY 4X4 '94 cold
a/c, auto, p/w, p/I, runs good.
JEEP RHD '75- route ready,
rebuilt trans, new rear
brakes, tires, paint, runs
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 12X6.4,
New tires. Electrical wiring
included. Needs paint $550.
UTILITY TRAILER, heavy duty,
w/drop gate, brand new
tires, $800. (863)357-1080
WELDING TRAILER, w/boom.
CHEVY STEP VAN'85- cus-
tom steel shelf, runs good,
$2500 (863)635-7276 or
NOTICE OF M ETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
HOLD A MEETING ON THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2006 AT 10:00 A.M. IN THE ADMINIS-
TRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE, SMALL
CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FL. A COPY OF THE
PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDER-
SIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE BOARD
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PERSON
WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT
PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEED-
INGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE AP-
PEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE
MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE
WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE
DISTRICTARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEED-
ING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT'S OFFICES BY CALLING
(863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING.
WILLARD M. BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429 NW242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
863) 763-4601 OR (863).634-3166
43582 ON 6/22106
FORD WINDSTAR 1995,
Cruise, Tilt, 7 passenger, 131K
Very dependable. $1800. neg.
"GMC VAN '91- 3/4 ton, has
some rust, runs & drives
great, real strong work van
$800 neg. (863)763-4149
NISSAN QUEST 1993, V6,
Looks & Runs good. 227K, 7
Looking for p place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the clasal-
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) 763-7481; or at Erma at the Lakeshore
Annex, 103 N.E. 19th Drive, (863) 763-1951.
'DaVinci Code' discussion planned
A discussion on the "DaVinci Code" will be held at the Okeechobee
County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on June 27 at 6:30 p.m. For informa-
tion, call the Everglades Baptist Church at (863) 467-5479.
Class ot'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.
Main Street meeting scheduled
The Okeechobee Main Street general membership meeting will be
held at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., on Wednes-
day, June 28, at noon.
Healthy Start offers parenting classes
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering parenting"
education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women and parents
are encouraged to attend. The classes will be held June 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 class-
es. You must attend all six cLses to get a Certificate of Completion. No
child care will be available. For information, call (863) 462-5877.
July 4 barbecue planned
VF\ Post #9528 in Buckhead Ridge, 2002 S.R. 78 W., will host their
12th annual Fourth of July barbecue on Tuesday, July 4. The menu will
consist of pork, chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, potato salad, rolls and
more. Dinners will be served from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. for a $6 dona-
tion. An amateur singing contest will begin at 2 p.m. with a gong show
theme. We are taking applications for new members for the VFW,
Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
For information, call (863) 467-2882.
Martha's House offers weekend getaway
Martha's House is selling tickets for a weekend getaway for two.
- Ticket are $5 each and includes a two-night stay at the Oceanside Holi-
day Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each morning; a $50
dinner gift certificate; and, two movie tickets for the Brahman Theater
All proceeds will benefit shelter and outreach programs at Martha's
House Domestic Violence Sltices. To purchase a ticket, call their Out-
reach Office at (863) 763-289& The drawing will be held July 4, and you
need not be pfrsent 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-register 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)
Democratic Party meeting slated
The Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches will be the main topic at the
Thursday, July 13, meeting at the Okeechobee Democratic Party. The
guest speaker \\ill be Mr. Cliff Brooks. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call (863) 357-
Fountain of Life plans VBS
The Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will hold its vaca-
tion Bible school July 24-29 from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme for this year is
Cruise the Amazon A Journey to Discover Jesus. For information, call
(863) 763-6602 or (863) 467-5503.
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.
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 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. Applications are
available at the American Legion. Applications will be screened by the
social membership committee.
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.
Submitted to Okeechobee News/Bill Black
The O'Connell Construction Services, Inc. scholarships
were awarded to Samuel Hazellief (left) and Juan Tagle
(right) by John O'Connell (center) during Okeechobee
High School's Scholarship Night presentations.
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
a continuous ,10-week free parenting class on Tuesda ys 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,
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 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 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 Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their residence,
The Hamriek Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot Shearwa-
ter boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki outboard and an
aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at Eli's West-
ern Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appli-
ance, 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) 467-2321.
Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.mi. 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, con-
tact 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: ohs email@example.com
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors 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.
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
Composite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior mem-
bers 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 missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education 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)
. 1 0
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILL MEET
TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2006 IN THE PRESIDENTS OFFICE, ROOM A-251 AT 3209
VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596.
FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE 1:00 PRM.
CLARK ADVANCED LEARNING CENTER COMMITTEE -1:45 RM.
PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE 2:15 PRM.
BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE 2:45 PRM.
ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD WITH RE-
SPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO EN-
SURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS MADE.
143655 ON 6/22106
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 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, (863) 763-8865.
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 Hurri-
cane Wilma Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a
Red Cross receipt.
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 St: ,, ,- ;= .
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
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
kCommunity Links. Individual Voices.
INVITATION TO BID
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids for the purpose of
making repairsto roofs on OUA property as follows:
1.Administration Bullding. 100 SW 5th Avenue; Complete tear-off and removal of
old roof system. Deck repairs, Installation of new 4-ply, built-up modified bitu-
men roof system. (app. 68 sqs.)
2.Wastewater Treatment Plant. 1335 NE 39th Blvd; Repairs and modification to
built-up, modified bitumen roof system.
3.Ground Water Treatment Plant 1200 NE 12th Street; Tile roof repairs
4 Surface Water Treatment Plant 371 SR 78 West, (two buildings); Complete
tear-off and removal of existing roof systems. Installation of new uilt-up modi-
fied bitumen roof system and tapered insulation. (app. 22 sqs.)
Detailed specifications can be obtained by contacting the Owner's Representative at:
NO. Ulxfe Iwy
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Attn: Frank Merletto
Smandatory pre-bid meeting will he held at the office of the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority, 100o SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, on June 26, 2006 at 10:00
A.M. Bids submitted by non-attendees will not be considered.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the OUA's Executive Director's office, located
at Okeechobee Utility AuthorityAuthority Office, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
34974 on or before 3:00 RM. on July 6,2006.
John F. Hayford
Executive Director, OUA
143487 ON 6/22-28/06
CHEVY S10, '96, 4 cyl., manu-
al transmission, needs timing
belt, $1000. (863)634-6115
Chevy Silverado 1500, '95,
diesel, 4 whl. dr., $5000.
DODGE 150 '93- runs great,
broken frame, will not turn to
the right $500 takes It
FORD 3501975 w/tow pack-
age. $1200. (863)824-0402
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $750 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
FORD F150 XLT LARIAT, '89,
2wd, new tires, clutch &
paint, runs great, $2500.
12 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, June 22, 2006
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