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Curtis nears first
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POTOMAC, Md. (AP) -
Ben Curtis moved closer to
his first title since the 2003
British Open, shooting a 4-
under-par 67 Saturday that
gave him a five-stroke lead
after three rounds at the
Booz Allen Classic.
His rounds of 62, 65 and
67 put him at 19-under 213.
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from the pin at No. 5, setting
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Special to INI/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Three pictures show what the water was, what man made it, and how man hopes to
make it now. Historically, the water from Lake Okeechobee flowed in a sheet over south-
ern Florida. When rains came, the lake overflowed its banks, rplenishing the muck
'afir'ming and homes. The flow changed. No one realized what would'leW h.C will
restore, as much as is possible, the natural ebb and flow of water that created what was
Journey to restore Everglades
By MaryAnn Morris
The "water problem" in
South Flopida is a big one and
public awareness has spurred
efforts to assure Floridians that
clean water will be there for
their use, but not so much that it
floods their homes and ruins
New technology has speed-
ed up and improved the ability
of scientists and engineers to
see the long-term damaging
results of the old "ditch it and
drain it" philosophy that had,
characterized the development
of Florida since it became a
state. The Comprehensive Ever-
glades Restoration Plan (CERP)
w\ill improve south Florida's
ecosystem (including human
habitat) by restoring water
flows that were changed
tremendously, with all good
intentions, over the past centu-
ry. It is the largest environmen-
tal restoration effort in the
CERP projects will capture
and store as much of the bil-
lions gallons of fresh water as
possible which are now drained
off into the Atlantic Ocean and
Gulf of Mexico. There are more
than 50 separate projects in the
16 counties of CERP. CERP is all
of South Florida, which has a
growing population of more
than 7 million residents.
CERP was authorized by
Congress in 2000. Now, many
individual CERP projects are
being designed, land is being
acquired, and related efforts are.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-.
neers (COE) is the lead agency,
working with the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) and other federal,.
state, local and tribal partners.
The -Everglades is unique -
there is no other wetland sys-
tem like it on earth. It is home to
rare and endangered animals
and plants. Floridians rely on
the Everglades to provide water
supply, recreation and econom-
ic benefits, and enhancequality
of life. CERP is the only compre-
hensive plan to restore the Ever-
The seven principal features
of CERP are designed, to
improve water quality, quantity,
timing and distribution. Each
CERP project includes one or
more of these features: Kissim-
mee Chain of Lakes and the
Kissimmee River, the Indian
River Lagoon and the St. Lucie
'River, the-Caloosahatchee River
and'Big C'press National Pre-
serve, Bistayne Bay, Florida
Keys, Florida Bay and Ever-
glades National Park, plus Lake
Okeechobee water conserva-
tion areas. These seven features
Surface Water Storage
181,300 acres of above and
in-ground .reservoirs are
planned to store millions of gal-
lons of water. The C-43 reser-
voir is under construction in
Aquifer Storage and Recov-
More than 300 underground
water storage wells are pro-
posed to store up to 1.6 billion
gallons of treated water a day in
Stonnwater Treatment Areas
35,600 acres of manmade
wetlands will be constructed
and planted with phosphorus-
hungry plants to remove pollu-'
tants,,and other harmful con-
taminants from water before it
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By Twila Valentine
Edited by MaryAnn Morris
From 1977 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspapers.
of Florida was privileged to have
on staff a superb writer and histo-
rian, vMila Valentine. Mrs. Valen-
tine wrote much about the histo-
ry of the people and places
around Lake Okeechobee and
about the lake itself. Together
with Okeechobee's Betty
Williamson, President of the
Okeechobee Historical Society,
she co-authored a book, now in
its second printing, "Strolling
down Country Roads in Okee-
We will be dipping back into
some of these stories from time to
time as we are now with an inter-
view with Michael Beerhalter, a
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young German priest, who
served Catholics here when the
area was newly settled. Twila's
story is dated 1986. Dates and
time she mentions have not been
"When the young German
priest arrived in Fort Pierce in
1927, he had not a glimmer of an
idea he would play an important
role in the development and
growth of the Roman Catholic
Church in Florida as it struggled
to first to gain a foothold in the
state, and then to cope with the
waves of human migration that
have caused the Church explo-
sive growth over the coming
"The traditional date of
Memorial Day has a special
meaning for Michael Beerhalter.
On May 30, 1926, sixty years ago,
he was ordained into the priest-
hood in Munich, Germany.
Although the years have taken
their toll on the 86-year-old priest,
his sense of humor and recall of
events remain intact. His wit and
See Father -Page 2
Courtesy photo/MaryWendt Genavese
This was the mission church in Okeechobee, Sacred Heart.
Built with lumber donated by Dan McCarthy, it had living
quarters for the priests who came to serve Catholic citizens
of Okeechobee on the first floor and the church on the sec-
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is discharged to the Everglades.
'IWo advanced treatment
plants .are proposed to recycle
more than 220 million gallons of
wastewater a day, adding a new
source of. high quality water for
the southern Everglades. Irriga-
tion systems use recycled water.
Seepage Management Barriers
Barriers are proposed to be
built to stop the rapid under-
ground seepage of water out of
the Everglades, which today
results in the loss of millions of
gallons of water each year
Removing barriers to sheet
More than 240 miles of canals
and levees may be removed to
restore the historic overland sheet
flow (shallow \water flowing
slowly on the surface) through
the Everglades wetlands. Sections
of Tamiami Trail will be elevated
to handle increased water flows
contributed by CERP project fea-
Changes will be made in the
regional water management sys-
tem to benefit Lake Okeechobee,
the Everglades and the coastal
On October 14,2004, joined by
a host of environmental advo-
cates, Governor Jeb Bush
unveiled an ambitious plan to
accelerate the restoration of
America's Everglades. As part of
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the $8 billion state-federal part-
nership to restore the River of
Grass, Florida is stepping up the
pace to complete critical environ-
mental projects more than a
decade ahead of schedule. This is
the Acceler8 Program.
"Florida is strengthening its
commitment to the Everglades by
further accelerating the largest
environmental restoration effort
in this nation's history," said Gov-
ernor Jeb Bush. "Completing criti-
cal restoration projects more than
10 years ahead of schedule will
provide immediate environmen-
tal, social and economic bene-
Florida decided to speed up
funding, design and construction
to complete eight of the CERP
restoration projects over the next
seven years. At substantial savings
to taxpayers, these eight projects
include construction of close to
20,000 acres of treatment marsh,
which use plants to clean pollu-
tion from water flowing into the
Everglades. In addition, above
ground reservoirs will offer
418,000 acre-feet of water storage
- the same capacity as six mil-
lion residential swimming pools
and about enough to lower the
level of the lake one foot.
Construction of storage
marshes, reservoirs and
stormwater treatment areas to
hold and store stormwater runoff
and also excess water from Lake
Okeechobee will protect the
coastal estuaries and the Ever-
glades to the south. By not storing
all the excess water in the lake,
the Herbert Hoover Dike, never
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intended to create long term stor-
age of water, will be protected
from the pressure of accumula-
tions of high water. At.the same
time, this water can be released
from storage. when needed to
keep fresh water for human use
including. agriculture. Coastal
wetlands near Biscayne Bay will
improve marine habitat and Bis-
cayne National Park. Another
"canal" will give more sheet flow
to Florida Bay, again doing away
with harmful fresh water dis-
chargesin the Southern Glades
and other areas.
With much of the land needed
to complete Everglades restora-
tion already in public ownership,
remaining parcels will be
acquired at today's prices avoid-
ing rising property values. Con-
struction and engineering jobs
will be created in South Florida,
while labor and materials will be
purchased at today's prices.
Restoring America's Ever-
glades will revive habitat for more
than 60 threatened and endan-
gered species, establish a reliable
supply of water for more than 8
million Floridians and provide
flood control consistent with the
restoration, rather than dumping
it, via the rivers into the oceans -
a benefit that was emphasized by
the impact of four hurricanes on
South Florida's shores.
Acceler8 is a 50-50 state-feder-
al partnership which implements
the $8 billion Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Plan.
Florida has committed more than
$2.5 billion through the end of the
decade to clean up and restore
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Planners hope that someday
Lake Okeechobee will once again
become a healthy lake. Both the
shallow and open water areas
within the lake, essential to its
commercial and recreational fish-
ery and other aquatic species, will
:,be greatly enhanced by the
improved water levels as a result
of the Comprehensive Plan. This
will mean more abundant and
healthier fish populations. Water
quality in the lake will also be
improved significantly by reduc-
ing the nutrient loading of water
flowing into the lake. Lake Okee-
chobee provides huge regional
benefits to wildlife, including
waterfowl, other birds, and mam-
Major benefits will be provided
to the Caloosahatchee and St.
Lucie estuaries and Lake Worth
Lagoon. The Comprehensive Plan
eliminates almost all the damag-
ing fresh water releases to the
Caloosahatchee and most detri-
mental releases to the St. Lucie
and makes substantial improve-
ments to Lake Worth Lagoon. As
a result, abundant favorable habi-
tats will be provided for the many
aquatic species that depend on
these areas for food, shelter, and
breeding grounds, thereby
enhancing the productivity and
economic viability .of estuarine
Sources for this article include:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District: www,sfwmd.gov,
Florida Dept. of Environmental
Regulation, U.S. Army Corps of
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humor, long his trademark, shine
brightly as he tells of his fifty years
on the Treasure Coast and the
counties of South Central Florida.
He was born in Dalkingen, Ger-
many, one of sixteen children-
twelve boys and four girls. His
father was the burgomeister of
Dalkingen, the equivalent of a
mayor is this country.
"Young Michael received his
education at Bethlehem-lmenm-
see, in Switzerland and at universi-
ties in Innsbruck, Austria and
"His brother Anton had moved
to the United States and was settled
near Fort Pierce. Through his
efforts,, when an assistant was
needed for St. Anastasia's Beerhal-
ter received the assignment to the
small, but growing parish even
before he left Germany.
"The young priest arrived during
one of Florida's boom periods,
speaking very little English. His
"boss," Fr. Gabriel Ruppert, soon
had the young priest on the road,
covering nearly 400 miles each
week visiting the many missions in
the far-flung reaches of St. Anasta-
sia's parish. The territory began at
Stuart on the south and extended
north through Vero Beach, Mel-
bourne, Cocoa, Rockledge, Palm
Bay, Fellsmere and Titusville. One
the western swing through the terri-
tory, he would visit Okeechobee.
"From the beginning, he drove a
Pontiac. This was quite a change
for the parishioners who had been
used to seeing Fr. Gabriel in either
his Franklin or Stanley Steamer. Fr.
Beerhalter said he traded cars every
year. His shrewd business acumen
was one of this parish priest's
strengths during the years of
growth and financial trials.
'I got one everyyear. I gave them
about $200 for a trade-in on a new
one. It was good value and I got my
money's worth. I never had to buy
tires or anything,' he said with a
"From: the beginning, he gath-
ered a treasure house of anecdotes
he relishes retelling. One of his mis-
sions was Sacred Heart Church in
Okeechobee. Located about 35
miles from Fort Pierce, the road, not
what is today, made the trip very dif-
'I liked to drive to Okeechobee,
especially early in the morning.
When I was going to say Mass, you
would see all kinds of snakes on the
road. Once, here came a bunch of
skunks. It looked like a litter of
about ten or 12, you see. They took
their time going across the road and
I had to stop and wait for them to
Then there was one of his first
trips to Okeechobee.
'The first time I stayed over,
there were a bunch of cows around
there. The church was right on the
edge of the prairie. I had opened
the window to get some air. The
next morning one of those cows
woke me up with its head in the
window,' he said gesturing to show
that the cow's face was right in his.
'Oh, such a noise,' he said.
"And another anecdote about
'It's all together different now.
There's no comparison. When I did
the Mass over there, I used to spend
the night. There was a little living
room, bedroom, kitchen and bath-
room downstairs and the church
upstairs. I used to go over to
McCarthy's store on Saturday night.
They had a regular country store
over there. I used to watch the
Crackers come in and on Saturday
night, the town was busy. They
used to buy sugar. I couldn't figure
it out. Finally Dave McCarthy told
me what they were using all that
sugar for. It was during Prohibition,
they all had stills and they were
making moonshine. I had some of
'Okeechobee was always one of
my favorite missions. Okeechobee
was different in spirit and different
in culture out there. It was a relax-
ation to be out there. They had their
own law too.'"
Editor's Note: More to come
about Father Beerhalter and the
early days in future weeks.
The Okeechobee News, Sunday, June 25, 2006
YMS announces final year-end honor roll
Sixth grade students who
earned a 4.0 GPA received the
Principal Honor Roll. Those stu-
dents are: Brittney Ball, Kristen
Barnes, Cutter Davis, Richard
Donegan, Danial Dunson, Timo-
[' thy Farrell, Tyler Finney, Taylor
Fulford, Brianne Furphy, Karra
SHair, Kayla Harrison, Erika Klin-
, gler, Courtney Lopez, Shelby Pol-
lock, Shyanne Prescott, Emily
Raulerson and Savanna Whit-
Students in the sixth grade
who earned Teacher's Honor
Roll with a 3.5 GPA were: Kayla
SAleman, Marisa Angle, Josue
Ayala, Andi Baker, Alisha
Boswell, Karlie Bowers, Kelsey
Brewster, Kelsi Brown, Ronald
Chandler, William Childers, Gar-
9 rett Folbrrecht, Diego Fonseca,
Kaitlyn Furphy, Amanda Gog-
gans, Ashley Hassan, Deion
Hayes, Wesley Holden, Dustin
Houston, Reno Hunter, Saman-
tha Jacobs, Daniel Jansen, Emi-
A lie Lege, Jerice McDonald,
Frances O'Donald, Raychel
Rabon, Marco Raya, Mikayla
Reed, Kelsey Rodriquez, Hannah
Rucks, Dylan Sampey, Carlos
2 Santibanez, John Stratton,
Phillip Suarez, Juan Tinajero,
3 Anna Warren, Elayne Warthen,
Noah Wilcox, Krystin Young,
and Maria Zapata.
Merit Honor Roll students in
the sixth grade who earned a 3.0
GPA are: Kristian Acheson,
, Charles Bennett, Alson Chais-
son, Bradley Coleman, Courtney
Cooper, Cody Cummings,
Cheyenne Deignan, Vanessa
Estrada, Erick Garcia, .Rey Gue-
a vara, Jesus Herrera, Karen
j, Jaenz, Kayla Jansen, Jonathon
;Kemp, Jeffrey Lipfert, Julian
Long, Vicki Lopez, Beatriz Mar-
quez, Sterlandra McNeil, Taylor
. Mills, Justin Morgan. Isaias
SMungaray, Megan Padgett,
Matthew Robbins. Benjamin
- Rodgers, walker r Rose, Hale\
Rumfola, Britany Serrano.
Colton Stevens, Brittney Tyner,
Encarnacion Vega, Jesus Vene-
gas, Desiri Villarrel, Samantha
Ward, and Ana Zuniga.
Seventh grade students also
did well for the last nine weeks
of the school year. Merit' Honor
Roll students with a 3.0 GPA
were: Jose Aguilar, Imelda
Alvarado, Lucina Anselmo,
Emily Berggren, George Bradley,
Shiron Bryant, Joshua Bunn,
Danny Busbin, Aracely Castane-
da, Cindy Cortez, Samuel Curbe-
lo, William Curren, Penny De
Groat, Tony DeVoss, Arturo
Dominguez, Brent Durrance,
Christopher Eaton, Brandon Far-
less, Ty Fender, Nanci Garcia,
Steven Garcia, Sheila Granados,
Faith Guynn, Amanda Harrison,
Shemaiah Henderson, Maria
Hernandez, Layla Huff, Ty Huff,
Phydessa Johnson, Nancy
Mataushek, Tiffany McGee, Hilda
Medrano, Megan Moore, Kristina
Osceola, Sarah Payne, Francisco
Rodriguez, Maria Santibanez,
Briana Santuoso, Deforest
Shanks, Cristin Shelton, Ashley
Spier, Naomi Stevens, Kayla
Sweat, Brittany Taylor, Alfonso
Tinajero, Michael Watson, Cindy
Wine, Sabrina Wingo, and Victo-
Seventh grade students that
achieved a GPA of 3.5 and
received the Teacher's .Honor
Roll are: Jordan Aleman, Reyna
Benitez, Ronda Biegel, Adam
Brandel, Sarah Brewer, Jeremy
Brown, Donald Bryan, Courtney
Burney, Rosendo Cabrera, Brit-
tany Cobb, James Fralix, Jessica
Gomez, Rubi Gonzalez, Kristen
Hall, Jomar Hernandez, Yanet
Hureta, Cashara Jarvis, Kodi
Kemp, Gilberto Limon, James
Okeecnobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Managing game pieces
Chris Schad (left) and Ruby English (right) check games
in during the Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation
2006 Summer Play Camp at the county's Civic Center on
Friday, June 23.
Marquis, Evan Mattson, Jamie
McCoin, Michael McCoin, Adri-
ana Mitchell, Jesus Nunez, Kalyn
Perez, Joshua Radford, Jodi
Raulerson, Angelica Rodriguez,
Ruben Romero, Garrett Rucks,
Dalton Snow, Amado Vega,
Wayne Watson, Nathan Will-
barger, Crashai Williams, and
Principal's Honor Roll recipi-
ents earning a 4.0 GPA in the sev-
enth grade are: Yesenia Aguirre,.
Abel Armenta, Caleb Ball, Kam-
mie Blair, Grabiela Borja, Victo-
ria Bostic, Kelsey Burnham,
Teresa Casas, Leanna Cotton,
Andrea Eddings, Mariela Gamez,
Hector Hernandez, Shawn Hor-
vath, Celena Letcher, Melissa
Lujan, Andrew Selvey, James
'Sharpe, Meaghan Thomas, Jayce
Turgeon, and Mark Weir.
The eighth grade students'
will be attending the Freshman
Campus next year and the
school staff will miss them. Prin-
cipal's Honor Roll students with
a 4.0 GPA are: Nichole Chapa,
James Haddan, Jesenia Mar-
tinez, *Valerie McKee, Janna
Mullis, and Roxanne Sheffield.
The Teacher's Honor Roll
recipients with a 3.5 GPA for the
eight grade are: Ana Aguilar,
Frances Bosworth, Vanessa
Bowman; Kyndra Crews,
Cheyenne. Fallman, Caitlyn
Gaucin, Timothy Heckman,
John Hodges, Donald Nettles,
Ryan Osceola, Samantha Rad-
ford, Nicholas Richey, Tamara
Rix, Quirino Rubio, Matthew
Skipper, Tesa Warthen, Austin
Willard, and Bradley Williams.
Merit Honor Roll students
with a 3.0 GPA for the eighth
grade are: Daryl Arnold, Yolani
Borroto, Dianna Bradley, Reina
Caballero, Andrea Cabrera,
.laci, Culligan, Edward De
Gioat, Heather Dubel, Thomas
Farrell, Kayla Ford, Tara Fulce,
Kimberly Futch, Naraly Garcia,
Natividad Garcia, Saul Garcia,
J.annett Gonzalez, Austin Har-
vey, Maria Hernandez, Ricardo
:Herrrera, Chelsea Higgins, Eliz-
abeth Jimenez-Slone, Justin
Juback, Anthony Kibler, Monica
Koger, Taylor Mauldin, Emily
AMaze, Kyle McGee, Maria
Olvera, Matthew Payne, Benny
Perez, Jennifer Pinon, Hannah
'Kooks, Cesar Serrano, Sierra
Stewart, Kayla Stokes, Garth
Striebel, Stevan Suarez, Monica
Taylor, Graciela Varela, Lourdes
Vizcarra, and Markeisha
Yearling Middle School
administration and faculty
would like to wish all students a
safe and happy summer. We
look forward to seeing students
again in August.
Kenneth H. Rosenal
Kenneth H. Rosenal, age 76,
of Okeechobee, died Friday, June
23, 2006, in Natrona Heights, Pa.
He was born Sept. 29, 1929, in
Munhall, Pa., the son of Edward
Rosenal and Minnie (Whitaker)
Rosenal. He lived in Toledo, Ohio
before moving to Florida 18 years
the funeral home. on Tuesday,
June 27, 2006, at 11 a.m., officiat-
ed by Reverend Don Dilley pastor
of Verona Presbyterian Church in
Interment-will be in Mt. Airy
Cemetery,. Natrona Heights with
full military honors.
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Mr. Rosenal was an electrical
engineer for Westinghouse Elec-
tric for 25 years. He was in the
U.S. Army and served in the
Korean Conflict trom 1951-1953.
He was a member of the VFW
Post 4423 in Okeechobee and
Post 2898 in Toledo, Ohio.
He graduated from Munhall
High School and former
Carnegie Tech. His hobbies
included: golfing, bo ling, read- .. .. .. .r
ing and coin collecting.
Preceded in death by: his par- .
.ents; and, two brothers, Joseph.,' ... ', .
and Eugene Rosenal ..... terations
Survivors include: two daugh-.
ters, Sharon (Greg) Bittinger of
PennsIlvania and Diana Rosenal
(Grover) Strickler of West
Chester, Ohio; sister, Rose
(James) Nau of Munhall, Pa.;
brother, Edward Rosenal of Fort
Meyers; and, fiancee, Anna Mae
Ingle of Okeechobee.
Visitation will be Monday,
June 26, from 2 until 4 p.m., from
7 to 9 p.m., at the Duster Funeral
Home, Inc., Tenth Ave Corbet'
Street, Tarentum, Pa. Phone
number is (724) 224-1526.
Services will be conducted at :
Tim loannides, M.D. and
Cynthia J. Rogers, M.D.
are pleased to welcome
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Letter to the Editor
Thank you to
Sheriff May, staff
Dear Sheriff May:
We would like to express our
sincerest thanks to you and your
staff for a very informative and
exciting tour of the facilities at
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, for the ARC of Okee-
As you know, the ARC of
Okeechobee is a non-profit sup-
port and assistance program for
developmentally disabled adults.
The compassion that you and
your staff showed our guys and
gals was very touching. We can
only hope that you can imagine
the amazing experience that this
was for them. Most of them have
never seen the sheriff's opera-
They were especially delight-
ed with the demonstration 'of
your drug detecting K-9, Deputy
Widgen and the lights and gadg.:
ets on the sheriff's patrol car that
were demonstrated to them.
Most of the clients at the ARC
of Okeechobee have led shel-
tered lives. The struggle to assist
developmentally disabled adults
has been a long and sAd one due
to widely held misconceptions
and misunderstandings. Howev-
er; with, assistance from such
Wonderful, caring people as you
Suomitted to the Okeechobee News/The ARC
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office Deputy Brian Tatum (left) and Lieutenant MaryAnn Dana
were among sheriff's office personnel that showed their facility to boys and girls from The
ARC during a recent tour.
we are confident that this atti-
tude is changing for the better.
You and your staff Were the
first to welcome our clients in
our new civics awareness class.
The purpose of this class is to
learn about our surrounding
communities and, in turn, we
hope that our community will
July 4 barbecue planned
VFW 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 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 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 Ocean-
side Holiday Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each
morning; a $50 dinner gift certificate; and, two movie tickets for
the Brahman Theater All proceeds will benefit shelter and out-
reach programs at Martha's House Domestic Violence Services. To
purchase a ticket, call their Outreach Office at (863) 763-2893. The
drawing will be held July 4, and you need not be present to win.
Hospice planning yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, July, 7
and Saturday, July 8, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held
at the Hospice of Okeechobee blue Volunteer House, at the cor-
ner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Avenue, next to the Hospice Resi-
Northside to host VBS
Northside Baptist Church, 51 N.W 98th St., will host 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) 634-4619.
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 will be Mr. Cliff Brooks. The meeting will
begin at 7 p.m. at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-8680.
Quartet to perform at church
The Sunshine State Quartet will perform at The Living Word of
Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave, on Saturday, July 15, at 7 p.m.
The gospel concert is free. For information, call (863) 763-3373,
(863) 697-8517 or (863) 763-6869.
Fountain of Life plans VBS
The Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will hold its
vacation 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 host-
ing 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 Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
Legion forming new unit
American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St., of Okeechobee
has formed a new unit that will be known as the American Legion
Post #64 social membership. Members may not be eligible for
American Legion, Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion mem-
bership. Prospective members may not have been convicted of a
felony. Applications are available at the American Legion. Appli-
cations will be screened by the social membership committee.
The Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida.
Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pur-
sue a mission of louralistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no
dividends are paid. the company is able to thrive on profit margins below
industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independent's
mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First
Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community's deliber-
learn to accept our many differ-
We thank each and every one
of your staff who assisted us
Lieutenant MaryAnn Dana,
Deputies Rick Voss and Jimmy
Mills of the K-9 Unit, Captain
Ronnie White, Deputy Phillip
Purvis, Deputy Brian Tatum and '
Deputy Gary Johnson.
Our apologies if we missed'
any of the staff in this letter.
executive director i
The ARC of Okeechobee ;
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. Thi4 will bean 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 orienta-
tion is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. 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 informa-
tion, call the'Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed, discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.,-
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at.
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call 18631 763-6510 or
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word ol Fadh Church. 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invilea.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas.at (863) 763-4320.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
'3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
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 Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinalco 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 welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985..
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No047 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at,
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467,5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
Cowboys for Christ will meet.at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. Will hold weekly support groups for women who
are, or.have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m. until
noon at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second Lan-
guage classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is wel-
come. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an oppor-
tunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.
Radio Club plans field day
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will be holding field day
events until noon on Sunday, June 25, at the Okeechobee EOC,
499 N.W. Fifth Ave. Anyone interested in seeing the operation is
welcome. The radio club field day is an exercise to get prepared for
emergency communications such as after a hurricane. For infor-
mation, call Harry Robbins at (863) 467-7454.
Church hosting Bible adventure
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 412 N.W Sixth St., will hold
its Bible times village adventure June 25-29 from 6 until 8 p.m.
Bring your entire family to Bethlehem Village and dress in your
robes or tunics so you will fit right into the Bible times setting. To
register your family for this adventure, call (863) 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 Fit-
ness Center on Monday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-4320. .
Peace Lutheran plans VBS
Peace Lutheran Ministries will host a vacation Bible school June
26-3i front 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 June 26-30. The cost is
$100 per camper, and campers should provide their own snacks
and lunch. For information, contact Sue Arnold at (863) 763-4630.
Fort Drum plans B.O.O.T Camp
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will hold its
vacation Bible schoolJune 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 attehd 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.
Coalition finance group to meet
The finance committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties, Inc., will meet Wednes-
day, June 28, at 10 a.m. at the Early Learning Coalition Conference
Room, 2415 S. 29th St., in Ft. Pierce.
Main Street meeting scheduled
The Okeechobee Main Street general membership meeting will
be held at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., on
Wednesday, June 28, at noon.
Healthy Start offers parenting classes
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering parent-
ing 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 Asso-
ciation, 208 S.E. Park St. This adults-only parenting class consists of
six, one-hour classes. You must attend all six classes to get a Certifi-
cate of Completion. No child care will be available. For informa-
tion, call (863) 462-5877.
Coalition panel will meet
The program quality assessment committee of the Early Learn-
ing Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties,
Inc., will meet June 29, July 6, and July 13 at 9 a.m. at the Early
Learning Coalition Conference Room, 2415 S. 29th St., in Ft.
Gambling is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, July
1, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m. on
VWWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Pat Fowler,
executive director for Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling
(FCCG). The topic will be educating the public on gambling addic-
tion. Internet gambling will also be discussed. The FCCG Hotline is
1-888-ADMIT-IT; or, go to www.gamblinghelp.org.
The Okeechobee News, Sunday, June 25, 2006
AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Can-
cer 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 sur-
vivor or would like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie
Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7
until 8 p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an opportuni-
ty to "purchase" items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not be
held during the month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859;
or, (863) 697-6320.
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross. section of the community to be
part of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day
parade. To become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. 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. Par-
rott 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. Dia-
betes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture
ID is needed for all donors.
Help with electric bills available
Okeechotbee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.
Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their resi-
dence, The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-
foot Shearwater boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki
outboard and an aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50
each at Eli's Western Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore
Marine, Don's Appliance, Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Plan-
tation and Hospice of Okeechobee. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold.
Drawing will be held on July 4. For information, call Theresa Davis at
Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m.
on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information,
contact the Chamber of 'Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds
from the fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for
seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and blue-
grass and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center
would like to expand its activities to groups that would like to play
board games, card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has
any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-
5183, or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held from
11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and
Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired 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 infor-
mation. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the
ornaments will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay
McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay Carlon, i863) 763-5755; Paulette
Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina
Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.
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Raulerson Hospital is a 100-bed acute care facility providing a full range of
medical and surgical services for both inpatient and outpatient procedures.,..
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Keep the @#$&! driver in
After Phil Mickelson blew a two-
shot lead with three holes to play in
last week's U.S. Open. I heard
many comments from friends, pros
and had many thoughts of my own.
The first comment was an email
that my friend Murph sent "Keep
the (a@#$&! Driver in the bag!"
My first thought when Lefty hit
his shot off the hospitality tent roof
was, "Finally, Phil reached into his
bag for a shot, and hit one that I
have in my bag!"
When Mickelson hit a tree and
advancing the ball only 25 yards,
Tom Watson commented, "He had
an easy option to get back into
"Put the ball in play. Go play
golf," is what Jack Nicklaus had to
I was disappointed to see Phil
up to his old tricks. Not that finish-
ing second in a major champi-
by Daniel Shube
onship is bad, but it used to be all
he could do. He finally learned
course management and was play-
ing within himself. And was win-
IPhil is only human. Profession-
als do not differ from weekend
players when it comes to course
management. We all need to play
within ourselves. Phil had only hit
two fairways all day on Sunday. The
rough was penal. Hit the 4-wood!
Win the match!
I took some time to look at
some old advice from my friend,
Golf psychologist, Dr. Rick Jensen
to see what he would say about
Phil. Rick might have told Phil,
"Don't Think." When you think,
"Don't hit it in the rough," that's
precisely what you will do. That's
an old trick to get the upper hand
on your playing partner. Remind
him to not hit the ball in the water,
or to watch out for the tree. Of
course, once you get that thought
in your head, that's precisely what
you end up doing.
Dr. Rick might also have remind-
ed Phil to "Forget your score." Golf
was meant to hit one shot at a time.
My favorite golf psychologist
would now advise Phil to not make
excuses and to forget about his mis-
fortune. We can all learn from that
lesson. We are all going to have
good and bad days when playing
the game we love. Falling down
only provides an opportunity to get
back up. A true professional will
work hard to prepare for the next
challenge. He will learn from mis-
takes, then go forward.
Lefty will have two more
majors, the Open Championship
and tle PGA. To him, that means
two opportunities to win. The U.S.
Open is history he will not look
We all need to play the same
way. Whether we play tournament
golf or a friendly round with friends,
learn from mistakes, improve and
look forward to your next opportu-
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you will play better and enjoy the
game of golf even more!
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June 20, 2006
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First in state competition
The Brahman FFA Ag Mechanics team took first place at state competition and qualified
for national competition in Indianapolis in October. They were joined by local FFA chap-
ter officers (bottom row, left to right) Brooke Stokes-newly elected district 11 secretary
and Dianna Rodriguez-Okeechobee Brahman FFA Chapter president. The team members
were: (back row, left to right) Brent Hill, Jake Johnson, Jesse Douglas and A.J. Sum-
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Fourth in state competition
The Brahman FFA Meats Judging team placed fourth in state competition. They received
their award at the state convention at the Wyndham Resort in Orlando. Team members
were joined by District 11 secretary, Brooke Stokes (second from left) and local chapter
president, Dianna Rodriguez (third from left). Team members were (left to right): Alex.
Neilson, Brianna Fryer and Jennifer Dryden. Not pictured is Angela Cline.
Bronson takes steps to
promote alternative energy
TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson
i ,-taking slepts :i pl:mlrn:-mte alierna-
ti\ e energy and help position Flolri
Sda as a leader in the field of b.oh J-
els. Bronson is hosting a
conference to bring together the
various elements critical to suc-
cessful alternative energy pro-
grams to Lte held Aug. 31 ithouigh
Sept. 1 in Orlando. The event Mill1
serve as a forum for researchers,
indusir\ representatl es and p0oli-
cymakers to discuss the produc-
tion, distribution and use of biofu-
els, particularly ethanol, in Florida.
"With gas prices near record
levels and demand for cheaper and
cleaner alternatives gro:ling, we
hope to, bring together the neces-
sary parties to make production
and distribution of ethanol and
biodiesel a reality in Florida," Bron-
son said. "The time for discussing
the need for a]lernatl\e energies is
o,.er; rnot %te must take steps to,
bring the ideas to truii-n ."
Several companies ia\ e already
announced plans to build ethanol
plants in Florida and a number of
others have expressed interest.
Bronson hosted a conference in
January in Tallahassee where he
discussed his department's "Farm
to Fuel" program, as well as the
national .5 by ,'25" program
% which seeks to have the nation's
agriculture industry producing 25
pecr cent io the energv consumed in
the Lirited Stales bN the year 2025.
Bronson's Farm to Fuel Program is
designed to assist Florida farmers
and ranchers in producing bio-fuel
crops to reduce the nation's
dependency on foreign oil.
"Locating ethanol production
facilities here will reduce our
dependency on petroleum, offer a
,more economical alternative, and-I
create jobs and economic develop-
ment," Bronson said. "In addition,
this will expand markets for our
agriculture industry in the form of
energy crops and productive use of
agricultural waste products."
The. conference comes on the
heels of the Florida Legislature
passing comprehensive energy leg-
islation, much of which is directed
toward promoting renewable
energy and providing a number of
grants and incentives programs ,
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"Farm to Fu-l" piuogamn arid thl
Orlando conlfertnce, visit
Loop resigns as FFB president
GAINESVILLE Carl B. Loop
Jr., the Jacksonville nurseryman
who for 23 years has served as
president of the Florida Farm
Bureau Federallon, today
announced that he will not seek
re-election to the position. His
current term will end in October.
Loop made the announce-
ment at the June meeting of the
Federation's board of directors.
"It has been an honor to serve
the member families of the
state's largest agricultural organi-
zation," Loop said.
Loop assumed the presidency
in 1983. During his tenure, Flori-
da Farm Bureau membership
grew from 62,000 to more than
140,000. He also served for five
years as vice president of the
American Farm Bureau.
The Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration is the state's largest'gen-
eral-interest agricultural associa-
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Gainesville, the Federation is an
independent, non-profit agricul-
tural organization. More informa-
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Prices are still good. Slaughter
cows and bulls" 're steady-
calves were steady to $2.00 high-
er. We had quite a few really good
calves and they brought good
money. Latt Maxcy, Frostproof
topped the calf market with a high
of $2.05. Billie Joe Tindall,
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with a high of $1. We will be
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will: start again on Monday, July
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home to discuss the required safe-
ty equipment needed on your
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confidential boat inspection. Aves-
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placed on boats that meet all the
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needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents. Per-
manent and part-time volunteers
provide direct patient support serv-
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service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m, until 12:30 p.m.
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
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and. anyone is welcome. This is
not restricted to veterans. Call the
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Theatre I "Click" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "CARS" (G) Show-
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Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
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Theatre III "Garfield" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
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p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
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to good homes only
KITTENS, Free to good homes
SMALL FEMALE DOG, Spad-
,ed, all shots & Male kitten,
neutered, all shots, Call
863-357-0223 aft. 6pm
M ""dical. 210
MvirtT 'a 215
J.b Information 225
Jb Irilng, 227
Sa -. 230
A/C SERVICE TECH /
w/ min. 3 yrs. exp. De-
S pendable, Clean Drivers Lic.,
DFW. Good pay, benefits,
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: .
Tractor Mechanic w/own tools.
Good pay w/benefits. Drug
Free w/Clean Driving Record.
Call Dennis (863)634-3280
Immediately. 8yr. old boy.
Okeechobee area. Must have
trans. F/T Perm.863-697-8299
Ful im I020
Contact Ben at (863)763-7233
Group health, profit sharing
Drug Free Workplace E.O.E.
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee,
H.iRc ir,: Fjcidir,' 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
HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Full Time, Excellent Benefits and
This is a great opportunity to begin
or continue your professional career.
APplY In person at
Superior Water Works, Inc.,
917 S.W. Park St, Okeechobee FL.
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
Earn $126+ a day
OUR PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
WAL-MART DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN FT. PIERCE FL
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES/PART TIME SCHEDULES
LOADER and UNLOADER and ORDERFILLER
(100+ POSITIONS AVAILABLE)
S3 6 12 18 24 30
stan Months Months Months Months Months Months
12.65 13.15 13.65 14.15 14.65 15.15 15.65
Weeknight: Tuesday-Friday 4:00pm-2:30am .-' '-
Weekend: Sat- Mon- 6:00am-6:30pm r-"*
Team incentives based on performance(potentlal $ 75 an hour)
1.35/ Hour weekend shift differential
.35/Hour 2nd shift differential '
We offer a competitive benefit package-Medical, Dental, Paid
Holidays, Vacation, Stock Purchase Plan, 401k and much more.
Wal-Mart Distribution Center is located off Exit 126 Midway Rd. Go
East, at 1st red light turn Left on to Glades Cut Off RD. Take 1st left
under overpass orl to Jenkins.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ON-SITE 24 HOURS A DAY/7 DAYS A WEEK
Wal-Mart is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/DN/V
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
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
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. DFWPR
(863)467-0831 or fax re-
sume to (863)-763-6337.
A 2yr. degree w/major
course work in engineer-
ing or 2-yrs full time
exp.utilizing Auto CAD
& GIS Software working
w/a utility company or
engineer is eq'd. $14.0-
application on line at
500 Boston Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
& TRUCK DRIVER
Needed for Okeechobee
Shop here flrstl
The classified ads
Must be a journeyman
electrician w/2 yrs exp.
on test board, w/4yrs
field exp. working on
plant & FMPA meters.
A FL CDL "A" driver's
license is req'd
on line at
500Bosion A nueI
FMrt Piere R34948
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 orfax 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
The Seminole Tribb of Florida
has openings for the position of
RN Case Manager at our Health
Clinics at our Big Cypress
& Brighton Reservations.
Coordinate home health care &
DME. Conduct home visits.
Oversee medical cases & provide
nursing services. Counsel patients.
ActiydeFL'RN license & BLS
cert. req. Primary care exp. pref.
Valid FL driver's license req.
or fax 954-967-3477.
Details @ www.semtribe.com
RA person Hospital has been
serving the commumty'for 27 years.
We offer a full range of medical and
surgical services and state of the art
practices. Become part of our team and
you'll feel right at home in our friendly,
caring community Hospital.
The opportunities you want for
your career are waittngi
+FT- Floor Technician
+PT & PRN Dietary Tech
+FT -Nuclear Med Technologist
+FT -Ultrasound Tech
+FT Radlology/CT Tech
+FT & PRN Physical Therapist
+FT & PN -Pysic Therapist Assistant
For Consideration, please come to Human Resources and complete
and employment application. Log on to www.raulersonhospital.com
for additional Information & other opportunities. EOE
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 Hwy.
441 North, Okeechobee, Fl
Hands on take charge leader
for uice plant. Experience in
equipment, computers &
electrical a plus.
Fax resume to: (772)465-1693
Orchid Island Juice Co.
CAT preferred. Own tools.
Class A License
w/Hazemat & Tanker.
Retirement, Vacation &
Hard working, enthusiastic
individual needed to greet
patients in a growing
Bring resume to: Big Lake Eye
Care, 606 N. Parrott Ave.
Calls or Faxes not accepted.
Zlbeco Construction Corp.
Seeking 2 years minimum
Framers. Starting Pay
$12 to $15/hour.
Call Shaun 863-634-7428
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helps you understand
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No wonder newspaper
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openings for PSM to man-
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& CaiCE experience a must.
Survey CAD Technicians,
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men with like experience
also needed. In return for
(our commitment to excel-
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are moe successfull
UNLOCK YOUR FULL
When you join the Prison
Health Services team, you
will experience a unique and
challenging healthcare envi-
ronment. Join us at the
Okeechobee Correctional In-
stitution in one of these im-
Director of Nursing
,1i.j Il r' l i -ll ,'i h j :1
1 year of supervisory/man-
FT,PT, & PRN; all shifts
o1 ,:,, 1 i rates and
tenhl-. Contact Denise
Ieicriii,- at (863)462-5569;
i r inr.'462-5566.
Get a quick response to
any item you may be sell-
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never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are thatit is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
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Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of, the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
Child Care N-,eded410
Child Care Offered415
Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
signs and "
Class A & B CDL Required.
Walpole Feed &
2595 NW 8th Street
iYard Sales 0145
12 Okeechobee News, Sunday, June 25, 2006
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I 1 Pulc o ice
ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
Land clearing, fill dirt, pad
work, excavating & grating.
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes& more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 5698
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
of Moore Haven. Land clearing
&tree service. Licensed'&
Insured 239-633-7173. Sam
AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
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-
irn],e.i:eilrii condition n $80
i .h ..3 i .7
Fair Condition. $50/pair.
RANGE- Whirlpool, electric,
self c jnin] .100 or best
REFRIGERATOR, Good for soft
drinks. $50 (863)763-1370
er, good condition, $100
(8863)517-1974 La Belle
WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
more, Both work perfectly.
$100. Will separate
WASHER & DRYER, Maytag.
MANICURE TABLE: Wooden.
$100 or best offer.
ALUMINUM AWNING- 11,
Various sizes, 12' to 4', Ask-
ing $500 will' sell separately.
ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New, 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011
HOUSE WRAP 1 full roll, paid
$100, asking $50.
(863)983-7625 leave mes-
LADDER, Stanley, 6', like new,
ROOFING PANELS Alum., 6,
5 @ 10'x4', 1 @ 10'x18", '3"
insulated, $600. Call
WINDOWS (4), Half round,
white, never used. $100
(863)983-7625 leave mes-
CRIB, Oak color, straight rails,
different heights, converts to'
toddler bed, good condition.
SWING SET, Solid wood.
CLOTHING, Girls sizes 7-9,
Approx. 30 pc. $60 for all.
WEDDING DRESS, size 18,
AVON BOTTLE COLLECTION -
40 + pieces. $100 or best of-
BLOW UP RACE CAR: 1992
Rusty Wallace Miller. $125.
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s eary 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
TRAIN SET- Lionel Santa Fe 0-
gauge, Engine, 3 cars &
track. $200. or best offer.
COMPAQ COMPUTER- Up-
graded, Desk top. With desk
& access. Good cond. $175.
or best offer. (863)467-0987
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
BED, QUEEN SIZE w/Head.
Board, Rail, Box Spring & Mat-
tress. Rest Classic Firm. $250.
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
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
86.3-675-4557 ner 5 30PM
END TABLE SET. 3 pc., $75
(863)357-0223 after 6pm
FOR LESS !
L iamp il"D O. Barhool,;
sI'up 1.;11 Dt^-k up:3 PC
Drople.lJ dinTe $1't
.aubile ar.d 4 ahaurs 3.up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
2346 U.S. 27 North
Next to Lowes & across
"from Home Depot
RACE CAR BED- Lni. Type<.
blue rmim e.rtlts, l included
e, elleril Oririliori 11f50
RECLINER, Lazy Boy. $25
SECTIONAL L SHAPED, w,'2
Reclirer- Greai coiidi lion,
Pdid f.1500 iisll 10 ($600
SECTIONAL SOFA: 3 pc.,
w'fuili bed 31 1 eid 3nd d r-
,:iiner 'a [ne oilir end. 1250
or Desi owner (863i467-9942
SLEIGH BED- Twin criompl.ti
no, maiiress,. 135
Sleigh Bed, twin 'o ll wood.
whitewash, rr maiIre-,er
SOFA BED, Goo, ionS orni ri
TABLE- Oak, Round, 1 leaf, 2
chairs w/coasters. $100.
1863 i76:.17695 _
RCBS ROCKCHUCKER & RE-
LOADIJG EOUIP- sets of
dies, powder charge & misc.
BOWFLEX EXTREME, 6 mos.
old. $650 (863)634-5943
CIRCULARMATIC TABLE- Glo-
ria Marshall, Like new, $950.
EXERCISE BIKE- New Bal-
ance, .6.0, like new $300
NEW KING MEMORY FOAM
Mattress. Paid $230, asking
$170. Okeechobee area.
NEW QUEEN MEMORY FOAM
Mattress. Paid $187, asking
$125 firm. Okeechobee area.
LIFE CHAIR: New, Mauve col-
or, $1300 or best offer.
HOV A ROUND- easy to oper-
ate $2500 (863)357-0125
PARKING LOT SWEEPER-
Tow behind, Ready to go.
Honda, Electric start, Used.
SAFE: Keep your valuables
safe in a Century S3470.
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
CHEROKEE, 13 yr. reg. spot-
ted saddle horse, all vaccina-
tions, negative coggins, gentle,
CORRAL, 7 or 8 pieces. Very
good condition. $700
.......F .. ... .
On Line I Service
Serving The Greater
Leake Okeechobee Area
JACK RUSSEL / BLUE HEAL-
ER MIX: Female, Approx. 1
yr. old. $50. (863)357-2829
PIT BULL PUPPIES- 3M/5F
APBR Lowriders. Ready to go!
(863)634-6601 or 634-2250
SIAMESE KITTEN- Male,
shots & dewormed, $200
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliotts Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
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.
TOSHIBA- Model CF3566A,
35" Works good. $250.
TV, 42" RCA, Excellent condi-
tion. $800 new, asking $400
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
,jui on miall wreel':, .1f00.1
i rl:.t i:nr 8.3f69'7-97W4
PLASMA CUTTER- Sna.p.on
Will ut lip I if1311 l n i F
$1200. or best offer.
TABLE SAW Rigid,. heavy du-
/ 10". New, only used once.
420 or best offer.
TABLE SAW, CRAFISMAIJ flir
y'E.l. e i rn .i F n.i e '.9r
XBOX, with games, good con-_
dirioun f100i 8.31I34-81H18
DIRT DEVIL ULTRA, Handheld
vaccuum. Used twice, sacri-'
fice at $25. (863)824-0801
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please ,a311 Ii sell coins'&
paper money 239-693-4891
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
-' 419WS Pjr
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT, iir epenr
sive, for ac3 1o-I car
8 6: ', -1 5 '0
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce B20
Services Wanted 830
Lawn K Garden 850
FARM TRACTOR 801 Ford,
runs/looks good, tires good,
ready to work. $2650
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
PAINT MARE, Beautiful, Tri
Colored, 6 yrs. old. Quarter
Horse/Mustang. Gaited 14.2
hh. $800. (863)357-3325
Palamino Gelding, 15 hands,
some work w/barrel & poles,
loves to jump, $1000.
PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand,
Barn & pastured, Not a be-
ginner horse. $1800.
BEHIND THE SHED SALE
Lawn, mowers, Edger, Yard
vac, Awning windows & more
$185. for all (863)763-0120
GRADER / SNOW BLADE For
,.ionrn Deere Girde) Tj itra: r.
'j,,nl ir3diO n [Jew '.i35i:i,
'iJ '1.5 [,2Ui f,1-.974
LAWN EQUIPMENT & TRAIL-
ER, 2 blowers, 2 weedeaters,
edger & more. Call for more
info. $9000 (863)532-0368
LAWN MOWER-Snapper 42"
TF: Vard Crui.ear $.375
LAWN SWEEPER: '1.50
(8h0 il1 8.21
LAWN TRACTOR, John Deere.
LRG COMPUTER DESK- Ad-
luJ':- hieirii r ;e r Ti,)m vio -le
lp 1) ',511e) or tie' Io l e f
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
I, i of l l, wi ll cp.iraep
ROTO TILLER- Toyv Bill.
12nq A jnc (n ele( i irl
,ell iro, lil.e new. I1200
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
N. ofOKEE-2Br,1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee. $575
mo. 1st&sec. No Pets! Non
smoking envi: (863)467-1717
8:30am- 3:30pm, or email
New, 1/1 @ $750 & 2/1 @
$850. Lease, References,
SW OKEECHOBEE, NEW 2BR
$850 & 1BR $750 for lease,
No pets or smoking. Call
BRAND NEW, 3/2/2, in Bass-
wood. Ready to move in!
$1250. mo. + sec. & ref's.
House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, 13
miles W. of Okeechobee on
Hwy. 70, Horses welcome
$1300. mo. (863)634-3262
Okeechobee House for Rent
3BR/2BA on Canal
$1,250/mo. & 1st, last & sec.
(863)763-2262 or 634-1000
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.
OKEECHOBEE- newly remod-
eled, 3br, 1ba, Post Office
area, non smoker, no pets,
RIM CANAL, 2BR/1BA Fur-
nished, water view, dock, pool,
tennis, no pets. $950 mo. 1-
1st, last & sec. Call
TREASURE ISLAND RENTAL
4 BR, 2 Ba., CBS House
on the Water. Newly renovated
Lease & ref. re. $1425 mo. +
Please call 863-467-1788 or
NOW LEASING -
West Side of New Courthouse
OFFICE BUILDING, for sale or
lease, 1600 sq. ft., avail.
now, Call Judy
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
Room ate 950
OKEE. -2/2, ",i-el i At,l, iir,, .
location :,v i- ,.i : f',:r,1l :-.
sional, ,0 ,;'w 1 :1 ,) ,1 r ,: +
util. ( b .1 1 l V : r .
OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy. $140/week
plus deposit, utilities included.
TAYLOR CREEK: 3,2 WATER-
FRONT Imjli Pioul, W/D,
Furnished Ditk Avail. Mid
Julv 156 1 72.3476
Real Estate I
Business Places -
Property- Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
Laundry Mat: El ". vyr: 32
wa.iner', i divjir L ifOL 1'
in ultil: -r: i iihop ring ( r i r.
:1.225 :11:11.1 6 0134- 12
Approx. 126 ft. on Hwy. 710,
1 block from Hwy. 70, Prop-
erty is approx. 3/4 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
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, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
check out www.edanderson.us
OKEE., FSBO Taylor Creek
Waterfront CBS Home Ap-
prox. 2350 sq ft. Air Cond,
410 sq ft Screen porch, 675
sq ft 2 car gar. 3br & 3ba,
LR w/D.ining area. Lg FR,
New Maple cabinets w/tile
counters, New tile floors, Lg
laundry/pantry, Bonus rm.
New appl. Sec system,
sprinklers, Wood dock
w/Sea wall, Cement circular
driveway, New metal roof,
Paint & Landscape. Owners
moving Priced below re-
772-519-2263 for Appt.
OKEE., Palm Creek Dev. CBS,
3br, 2ba, asking $215,000.
OPEN HOUSE Sat. July 21st
11am -3pm (863)532-0388
OKEECHOBEE- 4br/2ba, w/de-
tached office/efficiency, re-
modeled, new shingle, roof,
desirable SW location, close
to schools, 508 SW 19th St.,
$285 000, (863)634-2728
Electric, Windshield, Club Protector,
Automatic Charger, Beautiful Caul
Call Sherri (863)763-6434
ONE HOUSE TO MANY! 3br,
iba, & 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. Call
for info. 954-801-6 58 or
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 S'R 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
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Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
Treasure Island, 2BR/1.5BA,
on water, lake access, $750
mo. incl. util. & yard maint.,
.1st & last, $500 sec. dep.
Waterfront 3 bd/2 bth mobile
home 2547 SE 32nd St $1100
1st, last, $600 sec Call
2/1 on captive lake. Adult
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Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
BASS TRACKER- 94,; 18' Pro,
75 hp Mercury. Trailer,
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.
KONA JET BOAT, 454 V8,
Berkley J12 pump & 20ft gal-
vanized trailer, new. $2300 or
will separate. (561)876-6469
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
SEA KAYAK, NW Pursuit, tour-
ing, 17ft. Excellent condition.
SEA KAYAK, Seda Glider,
lightweight kevlar, brand new.
Half-price at $1500
SEADO0 14.5' '95 Sportster,
jet boat, w/trlr., bimini, life
jackets, ski equip., good cond.
$3900 Negot. 772-785-9291
AMERI-CAMP TRAV. TRL. 31'
'04, 2BR/1BA, 14' slide out
L/R, central air/heat, stereo,
sips 6, many extras. $16,900
EXTENSION BAR: For a trailer
hitch. Used to pull boat, camp-
er, etc. $200. neg.
INTL AIRSTREAM '65- 26ft,
asking $1500 or best offer
Only minutes to the Lake via Taylor Creek
HOME: 2/1 CBS w/ vinyl siding
Rustic decor w fireplace
*Screened patio w/bar .
LOT: 75'x 110'
City water available
Zoned RM single family home / manufactured home
OWNERS: Mark and Eveiyn Rumbaugh
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GMC TOPKICK 1999, Power
Interior, New Paint. Cab &
Chassis $14,900. or add body
for $16,900, (863)357-1183
THURSDAY JULY 13th 6 p.m.
CBS Canalfront Home and Adjoining Building Lot
Sehing Separa al).
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NOMAD TRAVEL TRAILER '97
Model # 3375 Deluxe. 34 Ft.,
2 Slide Outs. Very good cond.
5TH WHEEL CAMPER- '89,
35' Coachman, needs some
work $3000 call for more
YAMAHA WAVE RUNNER '96,
3 Seater, Very low hours. Like
new cond. w/2 place trailer.
TROLLING MOTOR MINN
KOTA ENDURA 30 lb. Thrust
DIRT BIKE- SUZUKI 85/L
2004, less than 10 hrs., $2K.
(863)634-0856 or 634-2951
HONDA SHADOW 750 -'83,
.great shape, 23K, $1400 or
best offer (863)697-2198
YAMAHA VIRAGO, '04, 250V
twin,1,100 mi., windshield
plus extras, showroom
MANCO 260 CC '04, Less than
.100 hrs, comes w/trailer, will
consider trades $2200 neg. "
ARTICAT DVX 250 2006, 4
Whir. Auto., Like new. Low
hours. $3500 or best offer.
Call Nick @ 863-697-0383
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 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4D404
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility TraHers 4065
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.
DODGE SHADOW '92, Auto-
matic, A/C works. new tires,
$1300 or best offer
FORD ESCORT '94, 2 door,
auto., a/c. $1000
FORD ESCORT STATION
WAGON, '95, $1200.
FORD TAURUS- '95, Good
condition. Cold A/C, Runs
GEO METRO '92, 4dr hatch-
back, 73k, runs good, cheap
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 or
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
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
DODGE 150 '93-' runs great,
brok~%gtrame,i will not turn to
. the right $500 takes it
FORD 3501975 w/tbw pack-
age. $1200. (863)824-0402
FORD '86, V8, 1 ton rear end,
8ft bed, glass fenders, great
shape. Runs great. $800
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $750 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.
FORD F150 XLT LARiAT, 89.
2wd, new tires, clutch &
paint, runs great, $2500.
FORD F250- '85, 4x4, Runs
good. Has Super Swamper
tires, no title, $1000 or best
FORD F350 1985, 12 Ft.
Dump, Diesel. Runs &
Works. Good for farm or fix.
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 best offer. Must
Sell (863)467-6875 or
GMC PICK UP 1988, Auto.,
106K, Clean! No rust. $2400.
or best offer. Call
(772)834-3084 after 5pm.
FORD EXPEDITION '99- black,
Ithr int, loaded, new tires, up-
graded sound system $9000
GMC JIMMY 4X4 '94 cold
a/c, auto, p/w, p/I, runs good.
DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 12X6.4,
New tires. Electrical wiring
included. Needs paint $550.
OLD OFFICE TRAILER-
towable, needs work, good
frame and tires, $75
UTILITY TRAILER- 5x8, new
tries, lights, deck, sleeve,
$350 or best offer
WELDING TRAILER, w/boom.
CHEVY STEP VAN '85- cus-
tom steel shelf, runs good,
$2500 (863)635-7276 or
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
Find It faster. Sel It soon-
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INVITATION TO BID
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids for the purpose of
making repairs to roofs on OUA property as follows:
1.Administration BOuidlno 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. 688sqs.)
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 built-up modi-
fied bitumen roof system and tapered insulation. (app. 22 sqs.)
Detailed specifications can be obtained by contacting the Owners Representative at:
No, Uixie Iwy
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Atn: Frank Merletto
A mandatola pre-bid meeting will he held at the office of the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, on June 26, 2006 at 110:00
A.M. Bids submitted,by non-attendees will not be considered.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the OUA's Executive Directors office, located
at Okeechobee Utility Authority 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
INVITATION TO BID
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
ADDITION & ALTERATIONS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
SPORTS COMPLEX CONCESSION STAND
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROJECT NO. 2006-11
Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida, pursuant to s.287.055,
FS., hereby requests proposals from qualified firms to provide General Contractor
Services for a construction project.
Sealed Bids will be received by Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
ers until 2:00 p.m. on July 21, 2006 at the Okeechobee County Courthouse,
Room 106, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. They will be publicly
opened by the County Clerk or designee and read aloud. Any bids received after
thee specified will not be accepted. .
All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Draw-
ings, Specifications and Contract Documents pertaining thereto, which may be
examined at or obtained from:
Okeechobee County Ca ptal Improvements
Donnie Oden, CIP Manager
499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972
Any questions pertaining to the project specifications or scope of work will be ad-
dressed to the Okeechobee County Capital Improvements In writing no later than
ten (10) days priorto bid of project, which is July 11,2006.
Each Contractor will be fumished with one (1) set of Plans and Specifications for a
non-refundable deposit of Fifty Dollars (50.00). The Bidder's deposit shall be a
check made payale to Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners".
No partial sets of Drawings and Specifications will be issued. Bidders may pick
up lans'and Specifications from t offie office of the Okeechobee County Capital Im-
provements or Documents can be obtained by express mail upon receipt of ven-
dor's check and express mail account number.
Each bid must be accompanied by an acceptable Bid Security In the form of a Bid
Bond, or Certified Check, made payable to "Okeechobee County Board of County
Commissioners", in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total Bid
Amount as a guarantee that the Bidder, ff awarded the Contract, will execute the
contract and tile acceptable performance and payment surety bonds equal to
100% of the contract price within fifteen (15) days after written notice of the
award of contract No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90)
daysafterthe date setforopening ofthe bids.
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Bids must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: "Bid-Ad-
ditlon & Alterations Okeechobee County Sorts Complex Concession Stand"
Okeechobee County is an equal opportunity employer.
Sharon Robertson, Clerk i,r.,*AW Ar:Vih ir.rt,.,,
BoardofCounty Commissioners b ..: 1 i1 l'u.-)r,' T ,i- 1, ..
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CHEVY 78 3/4 4X4,O 2ni
mudd truck, no title,
runs/drives good $2500 neg
FORD F150 '91, 4x4, runs
good. $1250 (863)763-4567
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 Desl ofet I86bl697-613)
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
CAB W/ ROOF RACK SLIDE
WINDOWS- burgundy, all in-
tact, off '98 Toyota Tacoma,
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 UNIT- 8 1/2", $150 or
best offer (863)467-8856
SET TIRES- (4), 37" MT on 8
lug rims, (2) 10-22-5 semi
rims & tires. $100 for all, will
SUPER SWAMPERS (4) SSR
radials. 33"x12.5" on 1f5" rims.
Off road only. Good cond.
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
CHEVY S10, '96, 4 cyl., manu-
al transmission, needs timing
belt, $1000. (863)634-6115
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CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace edu-
cation and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side
by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the
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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.
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