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to take place today
The Okeechobee News
learned late Wednesday, June
28, that the time for the Lake
Okeechobee Aquifer Storage
and Recovery Pilot Project
/... groundbreaking ceremony will
begin at 9 a.m. June 29 instead
of 10 a.m. as was originally
The ceremony -will. take
place at Okee-Tantlie Camp-
ground and Manna.

July 4 fireworks
display scheduled
The Okeechobee Jaycees
will host their annual Fourth of
July fireworks display on Tues-
day, July -, at the Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina
'beginning at dusk for a $3 per
vehicle donation at the gate.
These donations %will be
used for next year's fireworks
For information, call Cindy
S. -Brandel (863) 634.7022.


Pa. flooding
forces evacuations
Up to 200,000 people in the
Wilkes-Barre area were
ordered to evacuate their Wednesday because of .
S rising waler on the Susquehan-
na River, swelled by a record-
breaking deluge that has killed
at least II people across the
Thousands more were
ordered to leave their homes in
New Jersey, New York and'
Mar land. Page 12

- Drought Index
Current: 639
Source: Florida Division
of ForestryI
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.01 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
15.69 feet
South Florida
Water Management District.,
Depth given in feet above sea

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School district

FCAT grade .chobee County School District
S. went from a C last year, to a B this
goes from C to B year.
Superintendent of Schools Dr.
ByPeteGawda Patricia Cooper stated that this
Okechobee Newsachievement indicated Okee-
Okeechobee News chobee schools' commitment to
In keeping with the local trend excellence. ,
of improving FCAT school Kenr Kenxworthy, soon to be
grades, the grade for the Okee- assistant superintendent of
chobee County School District. schools, said school officials
went up also. were excited about the grade. He
Recently released school dis- said it showed that students are
trict grades show that the Okee- making progress. ,

The grading system is the
same for districts as for schools.
The letter grade is based on the.
total of the FCAT scores in six.
areas: the percentage of students
meeting high standards in three
areas reading, math and writ-
ing; the percentage of students
making learning gains in reading,
as %well as in math; and the per-
centage of the lowest 25 percent.
making learning gains in reading. .
In each of these six areas,,
Okeechobee's schools increased

History on CD: Public can listen to stories of the past

Janie Gould (right), Oral History facilitator for National Public Radio (NPR), 88.9 FM,
presents 150 hours of oral history CDs to Betty Williamson (second right), president of
the Okeechobee Historical Society, on Wednesday, June 28 at the Okeechobee County
Public Library. The history includes the voices of Mrs. Williamson and her husband
Sonny (back center), as well as Deara Thompson (second left), Society member, and
Jimmie Minehan (left) speaking about Okeechobee. History about all of Florida and the
counties of St. Lucie, Martin, and Indian River are also highlighted. People can listen to
the CDs at the Historical Society once a CD player is procured. NPR is broadcast out of
WOCS/Indian River Community College, Ft. Pierce.

Historical Society gets

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
There is perhaps no greater
sound than the story of Okee-
chobee's history being spoken
over the radio waves, and now.
on CD, for the president of the
Okeechobee Historical Society.
Betty Williamson, president
of the Society, received CDs on
June 28 that contain 150 hours
of Florida history much of it
about Okeechobee. She was
very happy with the gift from,
Janie Gould, Oral History prol-
ect facilitator for National Public
Radio INPR), 88.9 FM, which is
. broadcast from WQCS Indian
River Community College in Ft.
Ms. Gould gale the tapes

during a special presentation at
the Okeechobee County Public
Library. Nai rators storytellers
include about 15 people who
were interviewed for various
shows glen on NPR.
She said the history shows
and those transferred to CD are
important to people, especially
the youth of community.
"It lets the younger people
know\ that the \world didn't just
start when they were born, and
thaI things went on before their
birth," Ms Gould said.
The histo y also focuses on(
St. Lucie, Martin, and Indian
River counties.
Mrs. Williamson is one of the
15 interviewees her husband,
Sonny, another. Other local slo-
:ytellers on hand for the presen-

history CDs
station included Deara Thomp-
son, a member of the Historical
Society, and Jimmie Minehan.
Some of, the local history
includes stories about the frog
industry, told by retired Circuit
Court Judge W\illiam Hendry,
which Mr. Williamson said still
exists today to some extent'
because they serve it in a local
restaurant. ,
Other points of historical
interest that comes'- from Mr.
Williamson include the topics.
of agriculture and cattle.
"After cattle would settle,
down after about the second
or third, day of herding them
across the state about five
men could run about 1,500
See CDs-Page 2

gets 'B'

two Or, three percentage points. said, since reading helps in solv-
Last year's score of 374 was ing math problems.
almost a B. The range of points He also said that Okeechobee
for a C is 320-379. This year's, schools are constantly working
score of 390 is comfortably in the to improve teaching techniques.
3801to409rangeforaBgrade. Governor Jeb Bush and edu-
Okeechobee was one of 23 cation commissioner John L.
counties that improved their Winn announced in a press
grade b\ one or more letters. release that a record number of
Mr. Kenworthy said the school Florida schools earned A and B
system's primary focus is on grades in 2006. There are now
reading. four times the number ofA and B
"As we improve our reading
scores, math scores go up," he See School,-Page 2

Two charged

after raid

of grow house
By Eric Kopp pounds of processed bud They
Okeechobee News also seized air conditioning

men have been indicted on fed-
eral charges alter another man-
juana grow house %was raided
about 20 miles west of Moore
This is the second grow
house raided by the Glades
Count Sherifl 's Office (GCSOd
in the last fi\e months
According to GCSO Detec-
tive Steve Harris the second
house was raided on June 8.
GCSO personnel along:with the
Drug Enforcement-7'Agency'
(DEA) served a search warrant
on the house and seized 262
marijuana plants and 50

units and lighting equipment,
said Detective Hariis
On top ol that, the house
%-as indicted and %will be sold at
The detective said the Flori-
da Department of Law Enforce-
ment i FDLE i estimated that the
plants had a value of $1,1000
eacfi. He said the DEA estimat-
ed the value of the processed
marijuana at $3,000 per pound.
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Da\id Haas said Wednesd'ay,
June 28, 'that two men have
been indicted on federal
See Raid -Page 2

Special exceptions

are given approval

by planning board
ByPeteGawda and David Awtrey, applicant,
Okeechobee News requested a special exception
to allow for a video arcade in a
Itwas a short night with rou- commercial zoning district on
tine items and little controversy U.S. 441 S.
at the monthly meeting, of the Staff recommended the
Okeechobee County Planning board deny the .request
Board Board of Adjustments because of lack of sufficient
and Appeals Tuesday evening, parking spaces:
June27.. Planning official Bill Royce
Most of the eight items on, noted that the property was
the agenda passed with little or three parking spaces short of
. no comment. the required number for a
The only items to evoke video arcade.
much discussion were two of Mr. Williams pointed out on
the requests for special excep- a diagram of the property

tions. Charles and Janet
Williams, property owners,

See Board Page 2

Court reverses decision ;

denies Harvey new trial

By Christina Locke
Special to the Okeechobee
News '
An Okeechobee man on
death row
will not get
the new trial
he was once
granted by
-the Florida
Supreme .:
That court
has decided
to reverse the Harold Lee
decision it Harvey
down in July 2003 that granted
Harold Lee Harvey Jr., 43, a
new 'trial on two first-degree
murder convictions.:
Harvey has been on death-

row since his 1986 conviction
for the murder .of an elderly
Okeechobee couple, Herman
and Louise Boyd, at their home
north of town..
The Florida Supreme Court
originally overturned Harvey's
convictions because it found
that his defense attorney did
not effectively represent him.
The change in decision stems
from a U.S. Supreme- Court
decision that overruled the
Florida Supreme Court's deci-
sion to grant a new trial in a
case similar to Harvey's.
In the case of fellow death
row inmate Joe Elton Nixon,
the U.S.,Supreme Court found
that. even though Nixon's
'lawyer admitted his client was
guilty in an effort to spare him
the death penalty, this did not

automatically mean his attor-
ney was ineffective.
Nixori, like Harvey, con-
:fessed to police, and his con-
fession was presented to the
Two Florida Supreme Court
justices, Justice Harry Lee
Anstead and Chief Justice Bar-
bara Pariente, disagreed with
the court's most recent deci-
sion and felt that Harvey
should have been entitled to a
new proceeding to determine
whether he should receive the
death penalty or a life sen-
The justices pointed out
that a better investigation into
Harvey's "numerous and seri-
ous mental problems" that did
not come into light until after
See Harvey Page 2

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Probe into thefts of valuables opened

The message is simple: if you
don't want things stolen from
your vehicle, lock the doors.
Detective Edwin Dana, of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), said he is cur-
rently working cases where peo-
ple have left their vehicles
unlocked and have had valu-
ables stolen.
Apparently, he said, juveniles

are going through neighbor-
hoods and checking car doors.
When they find an unlocked
door, they simply open it and
take what they want.
"I'll guarantee you their kids,"
said the detective.
So far, the thefts are primarily
being done in the southeastern
part of the county.
"That we know of,"' said

Detective Dana, indicating that
it's possible there may be similar
thefts elsewhere that have not
been reported.
He went on to say that these
thefts probably aren't connected
to a similar-type of operation
that was broken up a couple of
months ago with the arrest of
five local men in March. Howev-
er, the method was the same.

Those men would simply walk
through a neighborhood check-
ing car doors and when they
found a car unlocked they would
take what valuables they could.
If you have any information
into these recent thefts or have
been a victim of this type of theft,
contact the Okeechobee County
,Sheriff's Office at (863) 763-

Daughter remembers her slain parents

By Christina Locke
Special to the Okeechobee
On the evening of Feb. 23,
1985, William Herman Boyd and
his wife Louise weren't sup-
posed to be home. Mr. Boyd, an
accomplished dairyman who
retired from Miami to Okee-
chobee, hurt his back trying to
lift hay that day and had to stay
Unfortunately, Harold Lee
Harvey Jr.. and Harry Scott Stitel-
er chose that 'night to enter the
sprawling home of Herman and
Louise Boyd in hopes of finding
a stash of money.
But they,didn't.
Instead, Mr. Boyd gave the
young men all the money he had'
less than $40. Mr. Boyd asked
the pair to at least leave him
some money for church the next
Mr. Boyd and his wife never
made it to church. Harvey shot
both of them to death.
Harvey received the "death
penalty for the murders, and
Stiteler is serving two life sen-
ten.ces for his part in the crime.
But there is much more to
remember about the Boyds than
how they died. Mr. Boyd's
daughter, Judy Boyd-Cuiffo of
Miami Lakes, described her
father as a "self-made. man" and
her stepmother as a good per-
son who always made people-
feel welcome.
Mr. Boyd was born and raised
in Kentucky, but he found suc-


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the trial could have weighed in
his favor.
Harvey was 22, years old
when he shot the Boyds to death
in their home after robbihg them
of less than $40. Harvey's


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where those, parking places could
be located.
While admitting that it was "a
close call" Mr. Royce stated that
an engineer needs to look at the
revised parking plan to consider
the impact on drainage and traffic
"I have no doubt there is suffi-
cient area on the site to make it
work," he-added.
After some discussion, the
board approved the special
exception pending an approved
parking plan.
Zollie and Vineta Aldridge,
Geraldine Bertram and Ruy'en
Guerrero, property owners, and
David Van Horn, applicant,
requested a special exception toi
allow for a used car lot in a com-
mercial zoning district: on S.R. 70


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head," he explained.
He added that it took several
days to move the cattle across the
state, often from Basinger, a shal-
low crossing, to Punta Rasso.


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charges for their alleged connec-
tion to the grow house.
He said Jose Antonio Jimenez,
50, and Pedro Enrique Jimenez,
56, were indicted on charges of
possession with intent to distrib-
ute over 100 marijuana plants.
. Mr. Haas said the two men are
being held without bond in the
Lee County Jail in Fort Myers.
Detective Harris said his
department initiated the investiga-
tion and got the search warrant.
Once they had the warrant, they
contacted the DEA who assisted
with the search of the home.
"This (the grow house) is part
of a large scale investigation," said
Detective Harris.
With the .raids on the two
houses in Glades County and the
recent raids on similar operations
in other counties, marijuana grow
houses are apparently becoming
more commonplace.
"It's certainly something we're
seeing more frequently," said Mr.

Submitted photo to the Okeechobee News/Judy Boyd-Cuiffo
This photo of the late Louise and Herman Boyd was taken at
their home in Okeecholbee. In 1985, the Boyds were mur-
dered during the course of a robbery at their home.

cess as a dairyman in Miami. He
first worked for Ernest "Cap".
Graham; father of former Florida
Governor Bob Graham, and later
struck out on his own. Mr. Boyd
gained acclaim for developing a
pioneering form of pasture
grass. In the. 1950s, he headed

accomplice, Harry Scott Stiteler,
is currently serving a life sen-
tence in connection with the

Harvey has made ,several
appeals since.his, 1986 seritenc-
ing and succeeded in avoiding
execution af er his death war-
rant was signed in I 9')0.

E. on the property occupied by
Duffy's Tavern.
Georgia Givens, who lives on
N.E. Second Street across from
the tavern, addressed the board.
She requested the board require a
'fence to be constructed to prevent
children from running into the car
lot. She also requested that the
entrance to the property not be
located on N.E. Second Street,
which forms the northern border
of the property.
The board granted the request
with the provisions that a fence be
constructed on the property, and
ingress and egress to the property
be on N.W 18th Avenue which
borders the property on the west.
With no discussion, the board
granted David Collins,' Jr.'s
request to install a used dwelling
unit in a residential mixed zoning
district on N.W 33rd Terrace. ., .
The last request for a special
exception'came from Brother-in-
Law Enterprises. .They were

From there they would be
shipped to Key West, Cuba, or,
another port. _
According to Mr: Williamson,'
cattle could be driven long before
there was a railroad, but catfish
shipping was another story. That
didn't happen until after the rail-
road came to Okeechobee, in
1915, and the ice house was built

Haas. "It's all over."
The federal prosecutor went
on to say that very little informa-
tion can be released at this point
because this is still an ongoing
In February, the GCSO along
with the Okeechobee Narcotics
Task Force raided a 1,700-square-
foot brick home in Moore Haven.
In that raid, law enforcement
seized 180 marijuana plants along
with 200 pounds of pot that had
been dried and was ready to be
Following that raid, Yosveli
Olivert, 32, was arrested in Miami
and was indicted on the federal
charge of possession with intent
to distribute over '100 marijuana
Mr. Haas said if Olivert is con-
victed he would face a minimum
mandatory sentence of five years,
up to a maximum sentence of 40
years in a federal prison. The
prosecuting attorney said Olivert
could also face a fine of up to $2

up a company that was the
largest exporter of cattle to Latin
America. His .export business
was featured on the front page
.of The Miami Herald.
While he was running suc-
cessful livestock operations in
Miami, 'Mr. Boyd enjoyed raising
a family with his first wife of 25
years, Florence LaRue Pace. The
couple had two children Ms.
Boyd-Cuiffo and the late William
"Billy" Herman Boyd Jr.
Mr. Boyd later had two
daughters, Victoria and Lana
Boyd, from a second marriage.
Mr. Boyd was active in commu-
nity organizations and was a
president of the Dade County
Youth Fair.

granted a special exception to
allow for single-family detached
or multifamily dwellings at a den-
sity of 12 units per acre in a resi-'
dential general zoning district on
N.E. 39th Boulevard.
In order to provide for com-
mercial sales and services, Wade
and Doni Barnhill requested a
change in zoning from agriculture
to neighborhood commercial-2.
The, property in question is locat-
ed on N.W. 240th Street in Viking
The board recommended
A change in zoning from agri-
culture to residential single family
was requested by FRA-MAR
Enterprises, Inc, and KJB Proper-
ties, LLC. If approved, this change
would allow for single-family
dwellings to be erected on the
owner's, U.S. 98 property.
The board recommended
approval of this zoning change

in 1918.
"You needed ice to ship catfish
by rail," he said.
Mrs. Williamson said she
heard with ice between the metal
containers on railroad boxcars,
catfish was shipped as far as New
The newest CD, dated Jan. 26,
is titled "Selling Sunshine," and
covers the story of Florida's first
land boom the selling of real
estate, especially in the Okee-
chobee region.
A highlight from that CD tells
how Mark Twain coined the late
1800s as the "Gilded Age," a time
when the John Rockefeller and
Andrew Carnegie grew in great
riches, and people. were enticed


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schools as there were seven years
ago when the program began.
This year, three-out-of-every-four
Florida schools were considered
high performing. The number of
failing schools is on the decline,
down one-fourth since 1999
"Accountability and high stan-
dards continue to yield rising stu-
dent achievement and impressive
gains for schools and school dis-
tricts in our state," said Gov. Bush.
"I thank Florida's dedicated
superintendents, administrators
(and) teachers for their commit-
ment to improving student per-

After decades of success in
South Florida, Mr. Boyd moved
to Okeechobee with his third
wife, Ruby "Louise" Boyd. He
named his dairy operation
"Lucky Eleven," after a dairy in
"My family and I loved to go
to Okeechobee to spend time
with my dad. What a beautiful
place it was," Ms. Boyd-Cuiffo
recalled. "What great experi-
ences for my children, too. They
had many great times with their
'Granddaddy.' They adored him.
How sad that some creep ended
all those good times."
Those "good times" in Okee-
chobee included wonderful
meals cooked by Louise Boyd.
Mrs. Boyd was originally from
Indiana and had been a family
friend for many years before
marrying Mr. Boyd much later in
their. lives. She was a teacher
before she retired.
One of Mrs. Boyd's hobbies at
"Lucky Eleven" was not typical
for a woman in her .70s. Mrs.
Boyd "befriended," an alligator
that had,taken up residence in a
srpall pond near their home.
Despite words of warning from
her loved .ones, Mrs. Boyd start-
ed feeding the alligator who
apparently preferred marshmal-
lows. It would come right up to
her for a snack.
Ms. Boyd-Cuiffo said that
everyone that knew her father
seems to have a "Herman Boyd
story." Possibly that story will be
6f the time he fought off five
men who were angry he had
fired two of them from the Gra-
ham Company.
Or, maybe it will be the time
he took over the Miami Interna-
tional Airport in the late 1940s
after a flood left his cows in dan-
Even if it is just that he made
an amazing barbecue sauce,
hopefull, those stories surpass
the story of his and his wife's
final hours.

A second public hearing on
the above requests for zoning
changes will be held at 9 a.m. on
Thursday, July 13, at the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 304
N.W Second St.
The board granted preliminary
plat approval to Lake Okee-
chobee Estates, LLC for their pro-
posed 47-lot Lake Okeechobee
Estates subdivision to be located
on N.W 144th Terrace.
They also granted preliminary
plat approval to Richard Hales
and FRA-Mar Enterprises for the
proposed 12-lot Trailview Ranch-
es subdivision that would be
located on the north side of S.R.
70 E., west of Crooked Creek Sub-
Board member Jeff Sumner
abstained from voting on the two
items involving FRAM-MAR Enter-
prises, stating a conflict of inter-
est. The organization is a client of
the engineering firm that employs
Mr. Sumner.

to buy land in South Florida -
Indian River specifically as
Christmas 'gifts for their loved
For those who want to hear
more about Okeechobee and
Florida history, Mrs. Williamson
said the Historical Society, located
at 1850 Hwy. 98 N, will purchase a
CD player and people can come
in and listen to the CDs. Call (863)
763-4344 for information.
In addition, people can contact
WQCS/88.9 FM radio at 3209 Vir-
ginia Ave.; Ft. Pierce, FL 34981-
5596, telephone (772) 462-7822
and ask to purchase a CD or when
the next history show is sched-
uled to run.

formance through important edu-
cation reform."
"This year's school and district
grades clearly reflect the efforts of
all those who are a part of Flori-
da's education system and I am
especially pleased that three of
our most struggling districts have
finally seen the fruits of their
labors embodied in a letter grade
improvement," said Commission-
er Winn in the same press
release. "Increasing student
achievement yearly is 'quite an
accomplishment and something
our administrators, teachers, stu-
dents and parents can be proud
of. I applaud each and every one
of them for their outstanding

News Briefs

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

ASR ground-breaking ceremony planned
OKEECHOBEE A ground breaking ceremony for the Lake
Okeechobee Aquifer Storage and Recovery Pilot Project will be
held Thursday, June 29, at 9 a.m. Okee-Tantie Campground and

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

Homebuyer classes held each week
OKEECHOBEE -- The USDA, rural housing service, can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this loan, eall (863) 763-3345 to reserve
your seat for one of our homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednesdays, starting at 9 a.m.

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Scholarship Night
The Adrian M. Sample Memorial Scholarships were awarded to (in no particular order)
Asha Dave, Kati McWaters, LynseyWright, Kaitlin Harris, Gretchen Roehm and Shanna
Furphy by Sam Smith (front row left) during the Scholarship Night presentations at Okee-
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Tribes meet in Bethlehem
Members from Judah, Benjamin, Naphatli, Daniel Tribes traveled to.Bethlehem Village to
take place in the authentic marketplace shops, Visit the Census Taker, and take part of a
fun filled evening with games, and discovering about the life when Jesus was born. The
children attendet the Seventh Day Adventist Church Bible times village, Monday

Tribal members are counted
The census taker Antonius (portrayed by John Sufficool) watches over the tribes to ensure
that every tribe has registered at the marketplace. The Seventh Day Adventist Church held
their Bethlehem Village adventure Monday evening. The shopkeepers and Tribe members
met in the village for the census to be taken and to shop in the marketplace.

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Shopkeepers, Melissa Harden (right) and town crier Joe Terry and Melissa Miller (left), met
and shared their wares at the village. The village shops consisted of bread markets, farm-
ers' market, music shop. coin shops and a perfume shop. The tribes of Benjamin, Daniel,
and Naphatali, and Judah were just a few that tQok time to visit the market at which the cen-
sus were being taken. The Seven Day Adventist Church held its vacation Bible school this
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RECOVERY GRANT: I heard Okeechobee got grant money to
rebuild or replace homes due to hurricane damage. I overheard
someone talking in a local pharmacy that this grant which is free
money allocated with no criteria attached, or very little was
turned over to the non-profit housing authority and they have put
criteria on this money in order for you to get it. I also understand
that the county commissioners did not want to be bothered with
allocating the funds to the people who were entitled to it and there-
fore, they gave the grant money to the non-profit housing authority.
How can they do that? Better yet, Why? (Editor's Note: We contact-
ed county administrator George Long with your questions and fol-
lowing is his answer. Okeechobee County received a $7,173,464
Hurricane Housing Recovery Program (HHRP) grant from the Flori-
da Legislature as of July 1, 2005. The HHRP is run by the Florida
housing Finance Corporation,, a state agency. The state regulates
the use of. HHRP funds. However, local governments that receive
HHRP funds have some flexibility in how funds are used within the
state limits.
There are income limits that apply to the homeowners, home-
buyers and renters. The state requires that certain minimum per-
centages of the HHRP funds go to extremely low-, very low- and
low-income persons. Remaining funds may be used to assist mod-
erate-income persons and for administration of the grant. Okee-
chobee County is exceeding the requirements for very low- and
low-income spending, and using less for administration than the
state allows. The county is-also complying with the requirements
for percentages of the HHRP funds for construction activities and
for homeownership.
The county had discussions with many individuals, including
people involved in providing housing for low-income persons, local
government officials and others. A local plan for use of the funds
was developed specifically for Okeechobee County. It includes
replacement and repair of owner-occupied homes that were dam-
aged by the hurricanes, purchase of news homes by persons who
had rented homes that were damaged and construction of new
rental housing. That local budget and policy document was
approved by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation before any
HHRP funds were received by the county.
Three non-profit agencies were awarded contracts involving
HHRP funds in an effort to provide matching funds for the housing
rehabilitation and new construction work being done by the agen-
cies. The three agencies were awarded a total of $1,692,095. The
remaining HHRP budget ($5,481,369) is allocated for replacement
housing and rental housing construction and program administra-
tion. Both the replacement and rental housing are being run by the
county through an experienced grant consultant/administrator,
Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc. Roumelis also
oversees the non-profit agency portion of the HHRP program and
provides general administration and policy recommendations to
the county. The consultant has to report progress of the entire
HHRP program to the county, and is on a. performance-basis con-
tract that is managed by county staff.
Most of the HHRP money is already committed to homeowners,
homebuyers and developers of new rental housing. The county
expects all of the HHRP funds to be under contract by the end of

CONVENIENCE CENTER Welcome to the Viking. See our new
convenience center. See all the tires,, freezers, water heaters, wash-
ers, dryers, etc. See it all at one location rather then scattered about.
Yes, we are happy with the fact that these items are dropped off
instead of being dumped everywhere. But, why can't the conven-
ience center be cleaned up? Many of these old unwanted items have
been there since it opened. (Editor's Note: We contacted Waste
Management officials, who then went to the site. They said there
were indeed white goods on the ground as well as some tires. How-
ever, this debris only made up about a half a truckload, but they
went ahead and hauled the items away Wednesday. With the cost
of fuel and such, the supervisor of the convenience site will normal-
ly wait until there is a full truckload before a truck is sent to the site:
to pick up the debris and haul it to the landfill.)

REBUTTAL TO IMPEACH: I called my Navy son-in-law, who is in
the U.S. Navy, and read your article to him. He is a 20-year computer
specialist in the Navy. It's not true that the troops don't want Presi-
dent Bush over there, and the whole world doesn't hate him. Presi-
dent Bush is trying to prevent more 9/1 Is. You better pray he suc-
ceeds-you don't really have a clue what's really going on.

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Upcoming Events

.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 Rinaldo at (863) 467-
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 interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
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.
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
relationships 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.
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
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 at 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
(863) 467-5474.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are
$5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at (863)
382-6978 or Juana at (863) 471-9795.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 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) 932-8677.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist.
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This 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. This will be an open speaker.meeting.
Nar-anon Helps 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)

A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.,
at the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride at 8
a.m., weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week
or any questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841,
Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.

A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

A.A meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N..W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Luther-
an Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox
at (863) 763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for 6pen discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780.

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-
0158. "
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St., 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.
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. inter-
ested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There
is Census,*IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510'or (863) 467-5261.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology
and how to see your world and capture it on film. class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will
go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.

The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 SW. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Olkeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at
(863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For
information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Community Events

Peace Lutheran plans VB S
Peace Lutheran Ministries will host a vacation Bible school June
29-30. 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 June 29-30. 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 school June 29-30 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.
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. Pierce.
Youth baseball team plans car wash
The OCRA Rookie All-Stars baseball team is having a car wash
Saturday, July 1, at CVS Pharmacy, 106 E.N. Park St., from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. Donations will go toward the expenses of the team for
motel rooms while at the state championships in Panama City dur-
ing the week of July 8-15. For information, call Jennifer at (863) 697-
Gambling is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show onrSaturday, July
1, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m. on
WWFR 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. Internef gambling will also be discussed. The FCCG Hotline is
1-888-ADMIT-IT; or, go to
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.
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 July 5, 12
and 19 from 6 until 7 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E.
. Park St. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour
classes. You must attend all six classes to get a Certificate of Com-
pletion. No child care will be available. For information, call (863)
Gospel sing planned
Gospel Lighthouse, at the Christian Seventh Day Baptist Church,
914 W. North Park St., will host a-gospel sing, Friday, July 7, at 7:30
p.m. There will be a variety of singing and music as well as fellow-
ship. For information call Pastor Hampton (863) 357-0455.
Martha's House offers weekend getaway
Malrha's House is selling tickets for a weekend getaway for two.
Ticket are $5 each and includes a two-night stay at the Oceanside
Holiday Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each morn-
ing; a $50 dinner gift certificate; and, two movie tickets for the Brah-
man Theater All proceeds will benefit shelter and outreach pro-
grams 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 corner of
S.E. Fourth St. and Third Avenue, next tothe Hospice Residence.
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) 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 information, 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.
Summer Camp continuing
Summer Camp is back at Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park for
grades nine through 12 from July 16-22, and for children in grades
two through five e from July 23-27. Call Pam at (863) 634-9280 or
(863) 453-3627, for information.
Church hosting sports camp
The First Baptist Church is sponsoring a sports camp, July 17-20
from 6 until 8:30 p.m. at the Recreation Out Reach Center, 310 S.W.
Fifth Ave. There will be drama, sports, games, snacks, music and
exciting Bible stories. It is free for grades one through six and space
is limited. For information, call (863) 467-7625.
Fountain of Life plans VBS
The Fountain of Life Chuirch, 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 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 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. Applica-
tions will be screened by the social membership committee.

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Submitted to Okeechobee News/Karen Cotton
Members of the Big Lake Juniors 10 and under volleyball team received bronze medals in
the 33rd AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships in Orlando on June 12. They were
(front row, left to right) Rachel Bryan, Brianna Nunez, Delaney Osceola, Markita Skeen,
Cheyenne Nunez; (middle row, left to right) Kyla Conrad, Airi Nunez, Harlie Elliot, Sarah
Hurst, Tiffany Bowers, Bruce Conrad-assistant coach and (back row, left to right) Karen Cot-
ton-head coach, David Nunez, assistant coach and Jolene Skeen, assistant coach.

The Big Lake Juniors 10 and under volleyball team marched into the Atlanta Braves baseball
stadium in Orlando during the opening ceremonies of the 33rd AAU Junior National Volley-
ball Championships.

Volleyball team takes bronze in national competition

The Big Lake Juniors 10 and
under volleyball team traveled to
Orlando on June 12 to compete
in the 33rd AAU Junior National
Volleyball Championships.
There were 411 teams from 20
states and Puerto Rico, setting a
record for attendance. The previ-
ous all-time high attendance
record was 298 teams. At the
end of the tournament, the
Okeechobee team walked away
with the third place bronze

This was a four-day event for
girls ages 6-10. During the regu-
lar season that ran from January
through April, they competed in
one-day tournaments and sever-
al two-day tournaments. This
four-day event really challenged
their stamina.
On day one of the tourney,
they .participated in the opening
ceremonies in the Atlanta Braves
baseball stadium at Disney's

Wide World of Sports. Each of
the 10 girls and four coaches
wore shirts with their names and
team logo, along with the spon-
sors who made the trip possible.
Following team introductions
the torch was lit to officially
open the games. The cere-
monies were completed with a
show of Disney fireworks.
On days two and three the Big
Lake team played five games,
defeating OVA 25-8, 25-9; Cape

Coast 25-22, 28-26 and
Gainesville 25-23, 25-22. They
were defeated by the Puerto'
Rican teams Arsel 25-5, 25-13
and Coqui.25-10, 25-9.
The final day of competition
was the championship round. In
the first match Big Lake defeated
OVA 25-15, 25-14 and advanced
to the semi-finals against Coqui.
The match see-sawed with sev-
eral long rallies and ended with"
the Coqui team winning 25-9,

25-14. With that loss, Big Lake
-went on to play one 25 point
game for third place against
Cape Coast. Ironically, Cape
Coast was the team that narrow-
ly beat Big Lake 10's in the Flori-
da Regional in late April in a
three-game match by a score of'
16-14 in the tie-breaking third
As the bronze medal match
began, Big Lake jumped out to a
12-0 lead at the hand of Brianna

Nunez and her spectacular over-,
hand serves that Cape Coast
could not return. Cape Coast ral-
lied but could not overcome the
playing skill of the. Big Lake
team. They defeated Cape Coast
25-19 to take third place and the
bronze medals.
The Puerto Rican teams took
both the gold and silver medals.
Big Lake 10's proved to be the
best in the U.S. at these AAU

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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Matthew Morgan (11-14 divi-
sion) and-Danny' Cottone (15-18
division) placed first in their age
divisions at the Big "0" Teen
Anglers, Inc. monthly club bass
tournament last Saturday at Okee-
Tantie Marina.
Morgan brought 10.05 lbs. to
the scales for the win. His total
weight included the big fish (5.55
lbs.) of his division.
Danny Cottone hoisted a sack
of fish onto the scales that weighed
13.5 lbs. to take the 15-18-year old
division.. ,
Bryce Breslin ,took second,
place honors in the 15-18 division

with 9.4 lbs. He also won the big
fish award with a 6.3 lb. bass.
Dusty Hall took second place in
the 11-14-year old division with
7.35 lbs.
Nineteen teen anglers braved
less than perfect conditions Satur-
day morning to compete in the
half-day Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc.
monthly bass tournament. Forty-
four fish weighing a total of 80.85
lbs. were brought to the scales by
19 young anglers who took part in
the tournament.
The club's next tourney is
scheduled for July 29 at the main
ramp of Okee-Tantie Marina.
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Mlowtary R-eunion

Military Reunions

The Newport Dealeys (USS
Cromwell (DE-1014); USS Dealey
(DE-1006); USS John Willis (DE-
1027); USS Van Voorhis (DE-
1028); USS Lester (DE-1022); USS
Hartley (DE-1029); USS Joseph K.
Taussig (DE-1030); USS Courtney
(DE-1021); USS Hammerberg
(DE-1015) will be holding their
next reunion Sept 14-17, 2006, in
Baltimore, Md. If you served on
board any of the Dealey-Class DEs
out of Newport, please contact
Jerry Skorch at 810 Quail Rd,
Marlton:N.J. 08053; Phone: 856-
810-2568; Email: jpskorch@hot-

The USA SigCOCS Associa-
tion will be having their next

reunion Oct. 6-9, 2006, including
a golf tournament on Oct 5, in
Nashville, Tenn. For more infor-
mation, please contact Richard
Kernis at 4101 Helena Bay Ct; Her-
mitage, Tenn. 37076-3104.
Email:; Phone:
615-391-0867 or 727-595-4070
(email preferred method)

The next reunion of the USS
BRADLEY (DE/FF-1041) will be
held Nov. 9-12, 2006, in
Charleston, S.C. The association
is eagerly searching for former
crewmembers. If you 'served
aboard the Bradley, please con-
tact Bruce Gottsch at 20
Crambrook Rd. New City. N.Y.

10956-4702. Phone: 845-634-
3993; e-mail bgottsch@opton-; ship's web site:; reunion
web site: The
crewmen of the USS BRYCE
CANYON (AD-36) will be holding
their next reunion in Baltimore,
Oct 12-15,,2006. For more infor-
mation, contact Mike Nesbit at
9605 Derald Rd, Santee Calif.
92071. Phone: 619-562-5690,
email:, web:

1021) will be holding their next
reunion Sept. 14-17, 2006 in Balti-
more, Md. If you served on board

aoy of the Dealey-Class DEs out of
Newport, please contact Jerry
Skorch at 810 Quail Rd, Marlton
N.J. 08053; Phone: 856-810-2568;
The ship's web site is http://new- ,The reunion
web site is
1014) will be holding their next
reunion Sept. 14-17, 2006 in Balti-
more, Md. If you served on board
any of the Dealey-Class DEs out of
Nevport, please contact Jerry
Skorch at 810 Quail Rd, Marlton
N.J. 08053;

Phone: 856-810-2568;;

Reunion web site:
The members of the USS DALE
will be meeting for their next
reunion July 13-16; 2006 in St
Louis, Mo. For more information,
please contact Mike or Melissa
Pensinger, 911 Gene Crescent,
Chesapeake, Va. 23320. Phone:
757-839-7439; Email:- webmas-; Web: The USS
DEALEY (DE-1006). will be hold-
ing their next.reunion Sept. 14-17,
2006, in Baltimore, Md. If you
served on board any of the
Dealey-Class DEs out of Newport,
please contact Jerry Skorch at 810

'Quail Rd, Marlton N.J. 08053;
Phone: 856-810-2568; Email:; ship
web site:;
Reunion web site:

The crewmembers of the
will be having their next reunion
Oct. 5-8, 2006 in St Louis, Mo. For
more information, please contact
Rod Hoffmaster at 417 Elmer Cir,
Reading, Pa. 19605. Phone: 610-
Web:, email:;
Reunion Web Site:

Service Club Briefs

American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St.
The Post phone number is (863i
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 fror 11 until p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Tues-
day 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.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528,2002 U.S. 78W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members
are available.
Call Chuck Gillespie at (863)
697-1451,-or Jerry Lee Shields at
(863) 467-8779 or (863)634-9563.
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 available.
Every Thursday: washer toss
at1 p.m.
First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
S Fridays: steak night (16-oz.).
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-

tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order fiom 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.
Call the AERIES for, other
events at (863) 763-2552. '
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
Elks plan barbecue dinner
Tuesdays' trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regular
Wednesday: bingo will be at
7 p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at6 p.m.
: e Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting, at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from
2 p.m. until?
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call 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'
Star Okeechobee
Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact WM. Margaret at (863)
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 FridaN
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.
1 Saturday night meals will
be served starting at 7 p.m. Sat-
urday is karaoke at 8 p.m. Call'
for the menu.
Moose Family
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W.
36th St. in Okeechobee. For
information and meal menus,
call the Lodge at (86.3) 763-4954.
Sunday, July 9: District
meeting at noon. Breakfast
served from 8 until 10:30 a.m.
Barbecue meal to follow meet-
ing. Music will be by Chuck.
Tuesday, July 11: Women's.
chapter meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Social quarters open daily
from noon until 8 p.m.
General men's meeting is
.the second and fourth Wednes-
day at 7 p.m.
WOTM #956 meeting is the.
second and fourth Tuesday at
,7:30 p.m.
.* Men's officer meeting first
and third Tuesday of each month
at 7 p.m. I
Women's officer meeting

on the first Tuesday of each
month at 8 p.m.
General meeting on the sec-
ond Wednesday of each month
at 8 p.m.
.e .Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday 5 p.m.
Moose races every Saturday
at 1 p.m. Washer toss at 3 p.m.
-. 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 infor-
mation 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. Saturday
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
when available.
Every third Sunday there
will be a post meeting and ladies
auxiliary meeting at 11 a.m.

Friday, June 30: Fiesta night
with Mexican food being served.
Corona. Happy Hour is from 6
until 8 p.m. Karaoke with Don-
nie Martin \JIll be frorB 6 until 10
p.m. \\'e are seadrching Ior some
real amateurs.
Big screen TVfor all events.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours are
from noon until 8 p.m., Monday
through Sunday.
Tuesday, July 4: 12th annual
Fourth of July barbecue. The
menu will consist of pork, chick-
en, 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 tak-
ing applications for new mem-,
bers for the VFW, Ladies Auxil-
iary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner and Men's Auxiliary
or AmVets. Music will be avail-
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and
rolls will be served from 5:30
until 7 p.m. for a $10 donation.
Dancing immediately follows
the dinner.
Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday
of the month beginning at 10

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

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-.
day 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 avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Aux-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
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.

Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, June 23,
through Thursday, June 29, are as
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
at2,4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Theatre II "CARS" (G) Show-
times: Friday at. 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Superman
Returns" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30,7 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.00.
For more information call 863-


Wildlife Center
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.
Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center
of Okeechobee, a non-profit organ-
ization, offers free pregnancy test-
ing to girls and women of all ages.
We offer free and confidential preg-
nancy tests, peer counseling, refer-
rals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes, and abstinence education.
Operating hours are from 10 am.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S. Par-
rott Ave., across from the movie
theatre. For information or appoint-
ments call (863) 763-8859.
Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes
for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesd~s-at the
Pregnancy Resource Cehter, 1505
S. Parrott Ave. Topics include disci-
pline a family affair, birth to eight
months infants, eight to eight-
een months the toddler, 18 to 36
months terrific twos, three year*
olds, and uncommon sense. Each
week parents "earn" baby bucks to,
purchase items for their baby at the
center's Baby Boutique. Childcare
is not provided; however, infants in
carriers are welcome. For details,
call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross, is
looking for nurses and Action Team
Volunteers to be a part of our Disas-
ter Action Team (DAT). DAT is
made up of a group of trained vol-
unteers who respond to local disas-
ters; If you would like. to give of
your time and talents to help local
citizens in time of disaster, please
call Debbie Riddle or Candace at
the American Red Cross-Okee-
chobee branch at (863) 763-2488.
Red Road Academy
needs more volunteers
Do your have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to a
civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Karin Aldridge at
Red Road Academy, (863) 357-
5905. We are looking for volunteers
to work a few hours a month with
committed youth.
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is seek-
ing donations for their next yard
sale. Hospice welcomes all clean
useable items and is currently seek-

ing such items as baby clothes, fur-
niture, small appliances, tools, as
Well as golf and fishing equipment.
Call Hospice at (863) 467-2321 for
plick-up, or deliver items to 411 S.E.
Fourth St.
Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County Board
of Realtors is accepting entries for
their monthly property beautifica-
tion awards program. The property
does not have to be for sale and is
open to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For information or .to obtain
entry forms, contact Christy at
(863) 697-3149 or Lori Mixon at
(863) 763-0004.'

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

BURIAL PLOTS (2)- In old
section of Evergreen Ceme-
tery. $900 (954)340-4475 or
S (954)804-5273

ner. Black, Lost Approx.
6/14/06, Around Okee.
863-467-2600 REWARD
BULL DOGS, 3, Red male,8
yrs, neutered, Brindle male
6mo, Red female -iT,,i 624
On Levee across -rm, BHR
Heart broken family. 'Very
'friendly. Please call
(863)763-8684 or 634-6042
RED NOSE PIT- M-4 mos old,
white stripe on face, white
paws, vic of Palm Mobile
Home Pk (863)302-1807
Earn some extra cash.
SSell your used items In
the classifleds

ADULT CAT Declawed &
neutered. Male. Free to good
home only. Good w/family.
must move. Near Basswood.
KITTENS, 1 male, 2 female
and Mother Cat.
KITTENS- 4- 9wks old, m, 2f,
to good homes only
PIT BULL, blue female, loves
to play w/kids, housebroken,
not a fighter, 15 mos. To good
home only!!! (239)842-0503

Okeechobee, 1065 SE 23rd
Street, in Blue Heron
Fri., June 30th & Sat., July 1st
7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Clothes, furniture, toys, books,
booster & car seats & more.

OKEECHOBEE, Sat. & Sun.,
July 1st & 2nd, 8am-?, 3469
SW 13th Terrace in Ousley.
Est. Many misc. items
Lg. conference table, Clothes,
Toys,.,Justto name afew.


F Tul.Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

Experienced Only Need Apply.
Apply in Person.
Newman NC.207 NE Park St.

w/'min. 3 yrs. exp..De-
pendable, Clean Drivers Lie.,
DFW. Good pay, benefits,
401 K (863)763-8391 r
Heavy Equipment/.
Tractor Mechanic w/own tools.
Good payw/benefits. Drug
Free w/clean Driving Record.
Call Dennis (863)634-3280
* ing for pleasant Front Recep-
tionist with computerskills,
medical billing exp. helpful.
Fax resume with references'
to (863)582-9800.
Immediately. Experienced Only
Apply in person after 4pm
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE, Okee

Small company with well
maintained equipment
looking for hard working,
experienced drivers.
Must have Class A license.
Work 5/2 days.,
Home every night &
benefits. Permanent work
with a variety of loads.
Santom Transport
Shirley's Personal
Care, Services.
Now taking applications for
Certified Nursing Assistants.
Please call (863)467-6399


Appl. avail'. at Edens Con-
struction job site trailer.
Mon.-Fri from 7am-Bam
ONLY Exp'd only please.
Project is located at 165,0
Highway 98 North, Okeecho-
bee behind the Livestock
market, look for Royal Con--
crete sign at NW 16th Blvd.
Estimator, exp. for local con-,
struction company. Knowl-
edgeable in commercial
wprk, must'know how to
read plans & do take-off.
Benefit pkg. incl., paid holi-
days, vacations, 401k &
health ins. avail. DFWP.
,863i,1 -0r.r u or h.. re-
Needed to drive 1 ton truck.
Will be pulling goose neck
trailer, hauling livestock & hay
out of state. Paid by the, mile.
Drug Free Work Place.
Call: (863)763-0518 or Email: .
Local construction company -
Looking to fill 2 general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience ini carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Must have valid Driver's Li-
cense. Call (863)357-2700
Small RV park- restaurant.
Okeechobee FL seeks motivat-
ed energetic individual. Pls.Call
1-800-483-4279 or fax
resumeto 772-546-3482
CAT preferred. Own tools.
(561)793-0322 Ext. 106

Multi-county citrus and real
.estate company located in
Vero Beach seeking
experienced Purchasing
Agent. Must bedetail
oriented, able to prepare -
purchase orders, solicit bid
proposals & and administer
vendor contracts. Good
communications skills
essential. Background in
agricultural supply chain
management a plus. We
offer excellent working
conditions, a competitive
salary and full benefits. For
confidential consideration,
please fax resume to
or e-mail resume to

Call (863)697-8840

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Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation
has immediate opening for a Reliability Engineer.
* Prefer Mechanical Engineering Degree but willing
to substitute 10.years experience in field. Micro-
soft computer skills a must. Salaried position,
bonus potential, 401 K, and benefits.

Contact HR Dept. @863.902.4133
fax 863.902.4315,
or dmelton(@southerngardens. corn

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

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The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office is seeking
applications for a Road Patrol Secretary. Appli-
cant must be highly motivated, organized, detail
orientated and must have demonstrated customer
service and communication skills. The applicant
must have experience with MS Word and Excel
applications. Salary is negotiable based on expe-
rience. Applications can either be hand delivered
or received by mail by close of business July 7,
2006 to 504 N W 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida


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

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Benefits Available.

Apply at
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Responsible for duplication of
videos. Exp. w/video camera
operation and production. HS
diploma or GED. College
or Technical School a plus.
Computer graphics (+). Valid
Florida DL w/good record.
Fax resume to (954)967-3477


The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office is seeking
applications for a Dispatcher. Applicant must be
highly motivated, organized, detail orientated and
must have demonstrated customer service and
communication skills. Shift work is required. The
applicant must have experience with computer ap--
plications. Salary is negotiable based on experi-
ence. Applications can either be hand delivered or
received by mail by close of business July 7,
2006 to 504 N W 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida

Full Time, Excellent Benefits and
Compensation Package.
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 All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's'
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

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

Hard working, enthusiastic
individual needed to greet
patients in a growing
optometry practice.
Bring resume to: Big Lake Eye
Care, 606 N. Parrott Ave.
Thursday afternoons
between 12pm-5pm.
Calls or Faxes not accepted.

Okeechobee Golf & Country
Club. 3-4 days per week,
weekends a must. Light duty.
Call Terry (863)763-6228

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Tax Preparation 315

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work-at-home programs if
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call a number out of your
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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For all yoyr lifting needs.
Reasonable Rates.

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O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
Land clearing, fill dirt, pad
work, excavating & grating.
Free estimates.

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

Fill Dir available,
& Bob Cat work,
Call 863-467-4734


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens a Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

AIR COND- 4 ton Carrier
w/pad, ice cold, $250
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
BTU'S, Window Style. Newly
services. $135 for all, will
sep. (561)676-0427
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
neg. (863)697-0328

DISHWASHER- Whirlpool,
Under the counter. Has a
black, almond panels. $75.
(863)763-7695 or 634-8037
FREEZER- Sears, top load-
ing,excellent condition $80
STOVE, GE: Electric, Almond
color, self cleaning w/glass
door & clock. $50.
more, Both work perfectly.
$100. Will separate
$400 (863)763-3451
Excellent condition. $400.

,6 speed w/basket & bell.
Good condi tion. $45

Various sizes, 12' to 4', Ask-
Ing $500 will sell separately.
863,634-8608. .
BEHR SEALANT Deck water-
proofing. 5 gallon, never
opened. Quantity(6) $480 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2032
FRENCH DOORS, white, Colin-
ial, for 5'x8' opening, $50.
LADDER, Stanley, 6', like new,
S$50. (863)634-8118
5 @ 10'x4', 1 @ 10'x18", 3"
insulated, $600. Call

TYPEWRITER: Smith Corona.
Asking $25. or best offer.

CRIB, Oak color, straight rails,
dineierit heighi.:., converts to
toddler bed, good condition.
$50 (863)763-3563
shape. $25. (863)675-3944
.SWING SET, Solid wood.
$150 (863)612-4800

HELLIES SHOES, boys size 6,
used about 5 min., $75.
S$75. (863)228-2123

40 +- pieces. $100 or best of-
fer. (863)467-5052
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
S3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
Os early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
TRAIN SET- Lidnel Santa Fe 0-
gauge, Engine, 3 cars &
track. $200. or best offer.

graded, Desk top. With desk
S& access. Good cond. $175.
or best offer. (863)467-0987
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.

Board, Rail, Box Spring & Mat-
tress. Rest Classic Firm. $250.
CHASE LOUNGE, Beige w/in-
ner massager & heat. Like
new. $200. (863)357-0672
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $650

COMPUTER DESK, 5 ft. long,
2 ft. deep, 5 ft. tall. $125
large, lots of storage. Good
cond. $50. (863)697-6618
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $125.' LeBelle
DR TABLE, with 6 chairs, solid
wood, china cabinet, good
cond., $300 will sell separ-
ately. (863)983-4743
DRESSER, 40" Oak. $25
(863)675-3032 after 6pm.
END TABLES, 1 pair, 3
drawers. $25
(863)675-3032 after 6pom.
white, w/glass, doors, good
condition, $25.
LOVESEAT, 60", dual recliner,
brown/navy plaid. $95
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress 'not included,
excellent condition, $150
(863)634-3069 "
ROCKING CHAIR'& footstool,
$35. LaBelle 2397822-5955
Glass showcase on top, 4
drawers $200.
exc condition $250
nice $150 (863)357-0365
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $35
SOFA, BROYHIL: 3 Cushion
w/matching Loveseat & Otto-
man. Like new. Floral design.
$500. for all. (863)357-0672
SOFA, Floral: Excellent condi-
tion. $200. (863)357-0223
after 6pm.
TABLE- Oak, Round; 1 leaf, 2
chairs w/coasters. $100.

RIFLE, 22 Cal. & 12 Gauge
shot gun single shot. $175.
Will separate.
Shot, Bolt Action. Like new.
$325 (502)931-8101,
SHOT GUN: 12 Gage, Savage,
Pump. Very good condition.
$185. (502)931-8101

ria Marshall, Like new, $950.
Mattress. Paid $230, asking
$170. Okeechobee area.
Mattress. Paid $187, asking
$125 firm. Okeechobee area.
TREADMILL, Pro Form, Elec-
tronic & Dual weight station,
Welder Pro 9940. $500 or will
separate. (863)697-3211

w/surroundjng diamonds,
$500 (863)675-7105 or

Black w/hard shell cases.
Great condition. $60.
(863)675-3944 LaBelle.

LIFE CHAIR: New, Mauve.col-
or, $1300 or best offer.
(863)517-1570 LaBelle

CAR HAULER- '89, Wallo Mo,
Hauls up to 4 cars, Needs
axles. $700. (863)357-3981
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept in--
side, great condition. W/Cover.
$2000. (863)843-0913
KARAOKE- Bratzs, White,
Complete, Good condition.
$50. (239)503-4656

Never used, good for 4 BR
house. $850 or best offer.
HOV A ROUND- easy to oper-
ate $2500 (863)357-0125
TION & PLAYER, 400 or
more discs, $400 or best of-
fer. (863)467-5401 '
Tow behind, Ready to go.
Honda, Electric start,UJJsed.
$2500. (863)467-4253
SAFE: Keep your valuables
safe in a Century S3470.
White. Combination/Key.
$75 (863)763-6529

Pedigree, 25 weeks old, beau-
tiful flashy brindle male. $450
COCKATIELS, (7), babies,
hand feed, bring your cage,
$350. (863)983-7807 in
Pioneer Plantation area.
7 Black & Tan & 3.Red. Health
Certificates. Parents on prem-
ises. $4.50. (863)634-6097
$20- $45. (863)697-8731
old, AKC, health cert. Champ
line, blk/tan, short hair, par-
ents on prem, hips cert.
SER MIX: Female, Approx: 1
yr. old. $50. (863)357-2829
bred, shots/wormed, 4 males,
1 female, Cute...cute. .cute!!l
$250. (239)340-8503
APBR Lowriders. Ready to go!
(863)634-6601 or 634-2250

JACUZZI, Large, outdoor, 6
people, very good condition.
$250 (863)612-5037
TUB: Whirlpool w/Jacuzzi
Jets. Almond in color, 5'x4'.
Asking $700 or best offer.

SINGER, 1978, in Clinieri in
goc:'d crnaiiiinr i 1.1' or bt"sl
offer. (863)467-1046'

Single. $5.00 (863)763-4098
Surround Sound System,
Panasonic, 5 speakers, bass
woofer, 5 disc CD/DVD,
$300. (863)697-8881

TOSHIBA- Model CF3566A,
35" Works good. $250.
TV, 42" RCA, Excellent condi-
tion. $800 new, asking $400

Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp,
$195 for both; will sep.
GENERATOR- Craftsman,
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
will cut up to half inch
$1200. or best offer.

0 0 9

on quite St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $800. mo. & $2100.
Moves you in. 561-795-196A
on quite St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $850. mo. & $2200.
Moves you In. 561-795-1965

BRAND NEW, 3/2/2, in Bass-
wood. Ready to move ini
$1250. mo. + sec. & ref's.
CBS 2BR 2BA, W/D, Patio,
Boat Launch, Private Lagoon
on Rim Canal. $1350 mo. +
sec. 1 yr. lease 561-346-4646
House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, 13
miles W. of Okeechobee on
Hwy. 70, Horses welcome
$1300. mo. (863)634-3262

TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du-
ty, 10". New, only used once.
420 or best offer.
w/Extensions & Fence. $95.

vaccuum. Used twice, sacri-
fice at $25. (863)824-0801
VACUUM, Hoover: Bagless,
20 Amp. 4900 Turbo. .$30.

ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell'coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
sive, For back of car.
(863)517-1570 -


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

Horse', 12 yro mare, great
manner,16 hands, $1500
inclds tack (863)357-1693
CORRAL, 7. or 8 pieces. Very
good condition. $700
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.
(863)357-1945. Evenings

Lawn mowers, Edger, Yard
-vac, Awning windows & more,.
$185. for all (863)763-0120
skee, 7.0 hp, 3 way feed,
barely used-. $600
ER, 2 blowers, 2 weedeaters,
edger & more. Call for more
info. $9000 (863)532-0368
justable height. Removable
top $50. or best offer.
(561)633-1371 .
$800. for all, will separate.
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 42",
Excellent shape. $400.
1R2hp, w/attach, elec start,
self prop, like new, $1200

SADDLES, (2), leather, nice
cond., w/5 saddle blankets,
$345 will sell separately.
(863)697-8881 Jennifer


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

APT: 1 BR/1BA in the country.
incdds all utilities, dish TV, fully
furnished. $700 mo. + 1st
mo. &sec. (863)467-1950

N. of OKEE-2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee. $575
mo. 1st & sec. No Petsl Non
smoking envi. (863)467-1717
8:30am-3:3 pm, or email

to schools; 508 SW 19th St.,
$285,000, (863)634-2728
1ba, & 2br 2ba, 2 swimming
pools, 1 boat house. 1 dock,
oth updated & new appl.
New paint Inside & out. New
carpet, complete. Avail for
immediate occupancy. Call
for info. 954-801-6158 or

FOR SALE: 42 acres 1.5 mis.
from hwy. 70 off SR 710.
Approx. 26 ac. of creek & 16
ac. dry. $550K 772-215-4630

tive Lake in Taylor Creek Isles.
Cleared. Ready to be built on.
Best offer. (863)697-9758

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020

J&S Estates: 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba.,
1 block from Rim Canal. Clean
& Cozy. $850 mo., 1st, last &
sec. dep. (863)634-7622
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Tile Liv. Rm., $1100. mo.
Lawrence Associates.
Okeechobee House for Rent
3BR/2BA on Canal
$1,250/mo. & 1st, last & sec.
(863)763-2262 or 634-1000
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
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
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + stlast, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
OKEECHOBEE- newly remod-
eled, 3br, 1ba, Post Office
area, non smoker, no pets,.
$1200/mo. (863)634-8733

West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE BUILDING, for sale or
lease, 1600 sq. ft., avail.
now, Call Judy

OKEE., 2 Story, 3br, 2.5ba, 2
car gar., Nice area, Blue Her-
on $1500. 1st, Last & Dep
Avail Aug. (863)467-1254 .

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Laundry Mat: Est. 25 yrs., 32
washers / 33 dryers, Located
in pubic shopping center.

Approx. 126ff..on Hwy. 710,
I 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
Waterfront Property -
.2 Unit Duplex. Includes Boat
House w/lift. (863)357-3882
2ba dbi wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,000
check out
LAKE ACCESS: Waterfront
Large 3 BR, 2 BAw/SeaWall.
$199,500. Owner finance w/
20% down. (863)357-1352
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/Dining area. Lg FR,
New Maple cabinets w/tile
counters, New tile floors, Lg
laundry/pantry, Bonus rm.
New apple. Sec system,
sprinklers, Wood dock
w/Sea wall, Cement circular
driveway, New metal roof,
Paint &Landscape. Owners
moving Priced below re-
placement. $399,500.
72-519-2263 for Appt.
OKEE., Palm Creek Dev. CBS,
*3br, 2ba, asking $215,000.
OPEN HOUSE Sat. July 1st
11am-3pm (863)532-0388
OKEECHOBEE- 4br/2ba, w/de-
tached office/efficiency, re-
modeled, new shingle roof,
desirable SW location, close

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

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.



1 BA, Fenced yard & garage.
$850 mo., 1st, last & sec.
dep. (863)634-7622
Waterfront 3 bd/2 bth mobile
home 2547 SE 32nd St $1100
1st, last, $600 sec Call
2/1 on captive lake. Adult
community (55-older). Beauti-
fully furnis ed, dock, large
storage bldg. Move-In condi-
tion. You own land. Lease with
option to buy. $850. mo.
2,500. (561)202-7702

1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba,
M/H Pk. in Okeechobee. $28K
Negotiable. (305)345-2472

Recreation I

Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

AIR BOAT- 11', Gore Hull, 231
V-6 Buick engine, New prop,
battery. Good trailer. Runs
good. $1600.863-697-0135
BASS TRACKER- 94, 18' Pro,
75 hp Mercury. Trailer,
$3400. (239)633-7173
BOAT: 15 Ft, Fiberglass w/trir.
40 hp Mercury. New floors,
seats & carpet. Great boat!
$1200 neg. (863)634-0387
BOAT, Flat Bottom, Aluminum,
14 ft., no 'title, $60.
(863)763-6216 .
JON BOAT, 12', aluminum,
w/trailer, like new, $750.
Berkley J12 pump & 20ft gal-
vanized trailer, new. $2300 or
will separate. (561)876-6469
SEA KAYAK, NW Pursuit, tour-
ing, 17ft. Excellent condition.
$600 (863)357-7406
SEADOQ 14.5 '95 Sportster,
jet boat, w/trlr., bimini, life
jackets, ski equip., good cond.
$3900 Negot. 772-785-9291

sleeps 6, new fridge & pump
sink. Coleman f/g canoe 17'
'03. $2500 Neg.863-697-8731-

EXTENSION BAR: For a trailer
hitch. Used to pull boat, camp-
er, etc. $200. neg.
asking $1500 or best offer

35' Coachman, needs some
work, $3000 call for more

3 Seater, Very low hours. Like
new cond. w/2 place trailer.
$3900. (863)357-1183

BOAT MOTOR, 0/B, Evinrude,
25 hp. Excellent motor. $800
Firm. (863)227-1879

2004, less than 10 hrs., $2K.
(863)634-0856 or 634-2951
125cc. $500 (239)738-0359
after 5pm.
HONDA SHADOW 750 -'83,
great shape, 23K, $1400 or
best offer (863)697-2198
CRUISER, 4300 mi., wind-
shield, saddlebags, 125cc,
$1250. (863)946-2677
SUZUKI SAVAGE '02, 650cc,
excellent condition. $2500
(239)738-0359 after 5pm
2002, Garage kept. 1 Owner.
1900 org. mis. $4,600 Firm.
Call (863)763-3451 Okee
YAMAHA 2004, Custom, 650
cc + Extra's. 5600 miles. Ex-
cellent condition. $5500.
twin,1,100 mi., windshield
plus extras, showroom
cond., $2850.

FOUR WHEELER, 90 cc, jsed
2' hrs., remote start/kill
w/alarm, great for beginners,
$1000. (863)697-9075

The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Care 4030
Four Wheel Drive 405S
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers .465
Vans 4070

White with rims. Stereo,
Leather int. Runs & looks
great. $6000.863-673-6266
Auto, A/C, Radio, Pwr door
locks 32-34 MPG. Some rust
$650. (863)675-1862
'90, runs good, sand metallic
exterior, tan interior, 1 own-
er. $1500. (239)839-0895
COUGARS- A pair, '87, 1 runs
good & 1 for parts. $300.
matic, A/C works. new tires,
$1300 or best offer
FORD ESCORT '94, 2 door,
auto., a/c. $1000
WAGON, '95, $1200.
FORD TAURUS- '95, Good
condition. Cold A/C, Runs
great. $2400.
GEO METRO '92, 4dr hatch-
back, 73k, runs good, cheap
transportation. $800
Good condition. Straight
body. No rust. Asking $1000
or best offer. (863)634-6540
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
'86, cold a/c, good transpor-
tation, can be seen at JJ Au-
to, $500. (863)946-3570
Needs front nose. Runs great.
$800 or best offer.
SAAB COUPE- '92, Blue,
Leather seats, Sun roof.
Needs Alt. belt, $1200. Neg.
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $350. or best offer.
TOYOTA CAMRY- '92, Needs
Rack, Pinnion & R.F. Strut.
$1000. 863-467-5401 or
'90, V-6, $1350.
VOLVO 240, '92, $2500.

Noo a few mAnore btiquecks to
deep? Pick up am
oxtra bucks whuM yn
Oad yoor uoo= Itei In
the c* 8ll f

Looklngto buy Antique Car/
Convertile/ Truck. Please call


GMCFORD F-250PKICK 199982 6CYL, 4Power
spInterior, Nenyw trPaint. Cab &

Good mud/farm truck. $800
Call 863-697-3865


12 Okeechobee News, Thursday, June 29, 2006

2003 EMZGO
Golf Car
Electric, Windshield, Club Protector,
Automatic Charger, Beautiful Car!

Call Sherri (863)763-6434

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
w/12k lb. winch. Will fit '99 to
'04 Ford F250/F350. $1200 or
best offer. 863-634-7318
radials. 33"x12.5" on 15" rims.
Off road only. Good cond.
$395. (561)996-7069
TIRES (2) Brand New 900-16
Power King. $220.
TIRES: 2, Michelin 8R19-5.
Like new. $100 for both, will
sep. (863)763-6529
TIRES, (4), P255/70 R16,
$40. (863)763-6216

TIRES (4), Hummer, w/heavy
duty steel spoke wheels, 8 lug,
36x12.50x16.5 Like new.
$225 (863)357-8788.
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $450
neg. (863)697-0328

CHEVY 1500- '88, Ext. cab
Runs good, Cold A/C,
$2450. 863-675-0107 or
786-255-8096 LaBelle
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
DODGE 150 '93- runs great,
broken frame, will not turn to
the right $500 takes it

[Golf Carts

I- Golf Carts 40371

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public *
Legal Notice 5500

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.
2wd, new tires, clutch &
paint, runs great, $2500.
FORD F350 1985, 12 Ft.
D.ump, Diesel. Runs &
Works. Good for farm or fix.
$950. (863)763-4149
FORD F350 '97, Crew Cab
Diesel, 4x4 Lg. Bed, New
tires/battfs. 208K. Extra Clean!
By owner. $11,500.
GMC PICK UP 1986, $1400.
GMC PICK UP 1988, Auto.,
106K, Clean! No rust. $2400.
or best offer. Call
(772)834-3084 after 5pm.
ISUZU- '84, Diesel, 5 spd, 50
- MPG. Runs good. $2000.

Ithr int, loaded, new tires, up-
graded sound system $9000
neg (863)801-4196

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GMC JIMMY 4X4 '94 cold
a/c, auto, p/w, p/1, runs good.
$1800. (863)467-5052
How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-

New tires. Electrical wiring
included. Needs paint $550.
towable, needs work, good
frame and tires, $75
Crown, 12'6, ride on 4' gate,
closed in sides, 13", $1000.
$1200 (863)763-3451

CHEVY STEP VAN '85- cus-
tom steel shelf, runs good,
$2500 (863)635-7276 or
(863)528-3032 Frostproof
be seen at 4878 NW 30th
St., $1000. (863)634-9645
Looks & Runs good. 227K, 7
passenger. $1500.

Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on July 14, 2006, at
.9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute
713.78 for unpaid towing and storage
charges. Year, make, model and vin
are as follows.
1976 Honda Motorcycle
1993 Pontiac 4 Door
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's.
144448 ON 6/29/2006

How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell it In the
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classifelds.

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attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean up a breeze

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VS. Case No. 05-376CA
COMMUNITIES FINANCIAL CORPORATION, a dissolved Florida Corporation, its un-
known grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under, or
against it;
TO: Defendant, COMMUNITIES FINANCIAL CORPORATION, a dissolved Florida Cor-
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED of the institution of a Complaint for Quiet Title action by
the Plaintiff against you seeking to quiet the title to the real property lying in Okee-
chobee County, Flonda:
The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 4, Section 13;
subject to an easement of the North 40 feet thereof for road and drainage purpos-
DATED this 14th day of June, 2006.
This lawsuit has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on STEVEN A. RAMUNNI, ESQ., Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is Post Office Box 1118, LaBelle, Florida 33975, on or before,
July 20, 2006, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before ser-
vice on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a Default will
be entered against you forth relief demanded in the Complaint.
DATED this 14th day of June, 2006.
As Clerk of the Court
By: IS/Arlene Nealis
Deputy Clerk
144083 ON 6/29,;7/6,13,20/06

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- - 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) 763-886.5.

.. 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 Comn-
.- posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
S w, and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
S. 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 edu7
S -_ -. cation and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side
by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
S becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the
SOkeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.
S Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regibons banks can now accept donations to the American
Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at
any Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park
St. Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane
... Wilma Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red
- Cross receipt.

-- -Martha's House collecting cell phones
S.. 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
Sa St.

Streets to close for project
S G4 Construction has started work at the intersection of N.W.Fifth
S . Avenue and N.W. 22nd Lane. Streets will be closed seven to 10 days.
The company will be cutting the road for a Sanitary Sewer Project.
riders" N W Fifth Avenue will be closed to north/south traffic and N.W 22
V de .Lane will be closed to eastbound traffic through traffic at N.W Fifth
Ave. For information, call Ray Parker at (863) 634-1136, Brad Good-
S'bread at (863) 634-2121. or the office at (863) 763-2838..

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Community Events

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

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7 until 8 p.rr
Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity to "purchase
items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not be held during th
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 c
a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To become
a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (863) 610-0973.

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 th
second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The mobile un
will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the fourth Sal
urday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of August ma
be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood types are neec
ed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications and conditions ar
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 EAHEAJ
program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over. Call Kim Senn,
at (863) 462-5180, for information.

Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
r Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their residence,
e The Hamriclk Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot Shearwater
;t boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki outboard and an alu-
e minUtm trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at Eli's Western
r. Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appliance,
Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Plantation and Hospice of Okee-
chobee. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Drawing will be held on July 4. For
information, call Theresa Davis at (863) 467-2321.

a 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 Okeechobee
e 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.

Af Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
e 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: oh's

Center looks to expand activities
e Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
it Service Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at the
t- service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and gospel
y music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to expand its
I- activities to groups that would like to play board games, card games and
e 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. Activ-
ities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to sen-
iors age 60 and over.

Class of '97 plans reunion
P Anyone helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
a High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to "e-mail

- :My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking foi
.two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monm
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 informal

. Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a' free ultrasound, parenting
classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m'
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held
at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. If you would like more information on this
or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863)
'7T')OO~ 00-oe

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 a$
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
-a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop,
123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W 23
Lane, English as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday
5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6
until 8 p.m.

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

Center offers service to children

The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30

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Bartow, Florida
June 20, 2006
Advertisement No. 1
Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida. Sealed bids will be received until
2:00 PM. (Bartow LocaTime) on Thursday, July 20, 2006 and will be opened
and publicly read aloud in the Multi Purpose Conference Room.. Bidders may ob-
tain preliminary bid results at htto//www dot state fl us/cc-admin/ Click on "Let-
ting results" and D1.
sued after 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, July 19, 2006. Plan
holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on Friday, July 14,2006.
413229-2-52-01 Improvements consists of repairs to expansion joints, concrete
approach slabs, prestress deck panels, prestressed beams, structural piles and
fender systems, replacement of prestress deck panels, construction of cathodic
protection pile jackets and scour protection. (Approx 730 Calendar Days). NOTE:
PROJECT MANAGER: Alan Autry, (863) 519-2228 alan autry(tdot state lI us
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(Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Gary Balirnett,
863) 386-6104 garyburnetts dot statefl us BUDGET AMOUNT $60,000.00.
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