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July 4 fireworks
The Okeechobee Jaycees
will host their annual Fourth of
July fireworks display on Tyes-
day, July 4, at the Okee-Tahtie
Camnpground and Marina,
beginning at dusk for a $3 per
,vehicle donation at the ate.
These donations \will be
used for' next year's fireworks
For information, call Cindy
Brandel (863) 634-7022.
Three rnembers ol the Brah-
Sman rodeo team have earned
po, ition- r..n the Florid,< state
high .sch.-l ..leu tLarn- and
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ltearnmales to Springfield, ill to
compete: in the '5Sth annual
National High School Finals
S Rodc iNHSFR I which will.
take place ftiorn Jul\ 24 through
Senic'r A.J. Summerford
qualified for the national team
in Bo\s Cutting in first position.\
Sophomote Cha;e,\ Bass quali-
tied Ijr the national teamrn in
Saddle Bronc in first position
and in Boys Cutting in third
position Fellow -,phrromore
Jessica Ziglar will represent
Okeechobee and Florida in
Pole Ben1ding in second posi-
ASR groundbreaking held
Wells will hold
water to be used
in time of drought
By Pete Gawda
"A small piece of the restora-
tion process," is how Dennis
Duke, program manager for
ecosystem restoration for the U. S.
Army Corps of Engineers (C(OE,
described the groundbreaking
ceremony at Okee-Tantie Camn p-
ground and Marina Thuisda\
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SF\VNIMD) and COE
officials participated in a ground-
breaking ceremony marking the
start of construction on the Lake
Okeechobee Aquifer Storage and
Recovery (ASR) pilot, a Compre-.
hensive Everglades Restoration'
Plan (CERP) project.
The program a made mem-
orable by blazing heal, a trouble-
some sound sv-tem and the noise
"Today's celebration marks a
significant milestone along our
journey to help restore the Ever-
glades," Mr. Duke went on to say.
"This pilot project is vital in deter-
mining the feasibility of using this
technology to achieve successful
He said the proposal called for
330 wells, many of them in the
area north of Lake Okeechobee,
to store up to 1.6 billion gallons of
tresh'.ater that u\ill be released
during time times ot drought.
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Benjamin Tribe members (front row, left to right) Paige McElroy, Haley Burkhalter, Jes-
sica Burkhalter, and Robyn Marshall along with tribe leader, Victoria Skeen take a break
in Bethlehem Village before going to the marketplace. The Benjamin Tribe is one of the
12 tribes of Israel taking part in the history of Bible times. About 25 children attended
the Vacation Bible School held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Monday evening.
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Mr. Duke said that ASRs were
not a new concept. The first ones
were dug in 1983 and they have
been very successful in different
parts of the state.
By storing water underground,
he said that large tracts of land
were not necessary, as is the case
with above ground storage. In
addition, the water would not
evaporate as it would with surface
storage. He said that 70 or 80 per-
cent or more of the water could be
After a multiyear drought, he
said that -the water that had been.
banked could be recovered.
There is a two-fold purpose for
the project Mr. Duke said. One is to
provide water and the second is to
take water off the lake that is now
sent to the estuaries.
"People around the Caloosa-
hatchee River and St. Lucie Canal
have been complaining of fresh-
water discharges from Lake Okee-
chobee that COE says are neces-
sary to keep the lake level down.
See Wells -Page 2
adapt to new
By Audrey Blackwell
A ne-, nimore streamlined
agenda went into effect at the
Tuesday June 27, meeting of the
C(it of Okeechobee planning
boards and metwith success
"The process ent vonldl-
tully," said Betty Clement, plan-
ning and zoning coordinator.
The ne\\ agenda calls for the
Planning Board consider e corn.
prehensi e land use plan
amendments, land development
regulation I LDR i amendmneri s,
and rezoning requests, and for
the Board i t ,tiiistrlm t'iL,-
quasi-,udicial board to con.
side special exceptions %ari-
ances, and interpretations of
In the previous s\ stem, board
members miet separately as the
Land Development Ar.enc\ to
corisidei LDR amendments.
No%% the warck of that board is
perform med bi the Planning
Cirv Clerk Lane Gamiotea had
recommended combining the
Land Developrent Agern~ and
Planning Board to just the Plan-
ning Board since both boards
field LDR an-endments, land use
changes, ,omprehensir e plan
amendments and rezonings.
According to a memo frorr
Mrs Camlotea read at the May
23 meeting, "The LDRs specifi-
call address the fact that the
Planning Board is the cit\ s Local
Picrnrii Ar g ncv, '\h :in is all
that is necessary to rmeet Florida
Statute requirements in setting
up the citizeri board ro: review
comprehensive plan arnend-
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This five-vehicle accident happened around noon
Wednesday on U.S. 441 S. in front of the Lake Plaza
Shopping Center. One elderly man was apparently taken
to Raulerson Hospital. The crash is under Investigation
by the Florida Highway Patrol. More Information on the
accident was not available as of newspaper press time.
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The streamlined process puts
the Board of Adjustment's agenda
in with the Planning Board agenda,
and now board members flow
through agenda items at one meet-
ing time rather than breaking
between each meeting.
All actions by the board are
passed on to the City Council in the
form of recommendations.
Business items for the Planning
Board Tuesday night began with a
review of two requests by Steve
Dobbs on behalf of property owner
InSite Development Group. The
requests were tabled because the
city's planner, .James LaRue, did
not have enough time to review the
traffic study turned in by the devel-
A request to change the land
use designation for lots 1 to 26 of
block 99 from single family (SF) to
multifamily (MF) for vacant proper-
ty located between Northwest Fifth
and Sixth streets and Northwest
Ninth and 10th avenues, submitted
by Daniel Creech, was denied. Mr.
LaRue had reported that the appli-
cant's request did not show ade-
quate data and analysis to support
a conversion to the MF land use cat-
egory. Because of the denial, .the
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He said this well would be used
to verify the assumption that 330
would be an adequate number of
He also spdke of the rehabilita-
tion program on the Herbert
Hoover Dike encircling the lake. He
said that COE held safety in the
highest regard and that funds have
been appropriated for next year to
continue the rehabilitation process.
"There are challenges, we
know," he said, in reference to the
problem of seepage.
He also made mention of the
new lake level regulation plan that
is currently being formulated: He
said it would keep the lake an aver-
age of 1 or 2 feet lower.
Mr. Duke said this schedule
would be an interim schedule.
Another schedule that would be
compatible with CERP would be
Michele McGovern, of U. S. Sen-
ator Bill Nelson's office, said the
senator is supportive of the ASR
"Teamwork came through,"
asserted Pete Kwiatkowski, direc-
tor of resource evaluation and
modeling for SFWMD, as he recog-
nized the contractors and other
government agencies involved.
Mr. Kwiatkowski noted that the
National Academy of Science had
reviewed the pilot project and has
applauded the efforts it represent-
"This is a historical day," said
Okeechobee County Deputy
Administrator Jim Threewits.
"Today, we are taking a step toward
reversing the declining condition of
the'lake. One of our nation's great-
est environmental restoration proj-
ects has been undertaken."
He noted that CERP would pro-
tect and. preserve water resources
for future generations.
Mr. Duke said this was a critical
point in the Everglades restoration
area that is bigger than the state of
"We need everyone's support.
We thank everyone for their sup-
. port," he said.
The pilot project is part of CERP'
and will help engineers determine
the feasibility of using ASRs in
ecosystem restoration. ASRs will
store large quantities of fresh Water
-up to 5 million gallon per day -
where it can be treated to meet fed-
eral and state water standards and
later be used to meet ecological
and other resource needs.
The pilot phase will be complet-
ed over a six-year period and cost
an estimated $19 million.
The Lake Okeechobee ASR
Pilot Project will evaluate ASR tech-
nology at two locations adjacent to
Lake Okeechobee. The sites are
located along the Kissimmee River
near its outlet to Lake Okeechobee
Sin Okeechobee County and by the
St. Lucie Canal near the Port Maya-
ca lock in Martin County.
The Lake Okeechobee ASR
Pilot Projects sites will have a pump
'plant, water treatment facilities,
ASR test wells, monitoring wells
and equipment required for opera-
This multi-purpose project will
evaluate technical and regulatory
uncertainties associated with ASR
technology near Lake Okee-
chobee. Even though this type of
rezoning petition from Mr. Creech
was not discussed.
Two other items were tabled by
the Planning Board as follows:
'* rezoning petition from Craig
Hackl on behalf of property owner
H20 Holdings, LLC to change from
residential mobile home (RMH) to
heavy commercial (CHV) property
on East North Park Street (S.R. 70 E.
across from the Post Office). Don-
ald Hackl, owner, requested tabling
the item -until he can prepare the
information requested by Mr.
LaRue on behalf of the city at the
May 23 Planning Board meeting;
rezoning petition from Ismael
Garduno-Telles and Maria Ester
Garduno to change from residen-
tial multifamily (RMF) to light com-
mercial (CLT) property at 216 S.W.
Third Ave. for a restaurant. A land
use change and special exception
would be required, and more infor-
mation is needed.
The Board of Adjustment tabled
two items and approved one dur-
ing their session. They tabled a vari-
ance request from Janet and Rohit
Dave that would allow an off-prem-
ises sign to be erected within the
300 feet of a residential district and
allow a second, ground sign with a
height exceeding the 30 feet maxi-
mum height requirement. The
board needs more information to
move forward on the second sign
The board tabled the petition of
James and Josephine Baughman
for a special exception to allow
mechanical repair services in a
CHV district. Mr. Baughrnan was
A special exception application
from Lowry Markham on behalf of
property owner 303 Realty, LLC,
was approved for property at 303
N.W Ninth St. The purpose of the
special exception is to allow bulk
storage of hazardous material and
flammable liquid within an indus-
trial zoning district. There were no
. major issues with the request. Mr.
LaRue's report stated that the
future land use map classification is
industrial, which includes large-
scale manufacturing or processing
"The requested use is included
within this definition," he said.
Regarding the Okeechobee
Main Street Mural program, plan-
ning board members revisited the
ordinance they approved at their
Nov. 15, 2005, .meeting. Because
the ordinance is specific to the city
and not the planning board, board
members want to amend the ordi-
nance to allow them to consider
each of the 10 murals planned to
be painted on a building before rec-
ommending a mural to City Coun-
The first mural is near comple-
The November 2005 ordinance
amended Section 90 of the city's
land development regulations
regarding commercial and industri-
al sign regulations. Murals that -are
approved as part of Main Street's
program would not be considered
commercial and are subject to
Main Street guidelines.
If a mural has a commercial
message, it would be a sign and fol-
low the city's regulations for signs.
The city's sign regulations include
the following: the content must
have a legitimate and moral mes-
sage; be n6 larger than 100 square
feet; would not be in a roadway
right-of-way; and, finally, not be dis-
tracting to drivers.
Under new business, the plan-
ning board considered recom-
mending to the City Council to
amend the LDR definitions to add
language regarding a nursery for
the planning, growing and selling
of plants and trees. The city has no
provisions for this type of facility
The next meeting of the city's
planning board will be at a new
date and time. Instead of the fourth
Tuesday of the month, they will
begin meeting on the third Thurs-
day of the month on July 20 at 6
p.m. at City Hall.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday, June 29, marking the start of construction on
the Lake Okeechobee Aquifer Storage and Recovery pilot project, a part of the Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Plan. Taking part in the ceremony, held at Okee-Tantie Campground
and Marina were (left to right) Kim Shugar, Everglades Restoration, Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection (DEP) Pete Kwiatkowski, director of evaluation and subregional model-
ing for South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), Jim Threewits, deputy county
administrator for Okeechobee County, Michael Fies, project manager for the U. S. Army Corps
of Engineers, (COE), Rick INebulus, SFWMD program manager, Michele McGovern, represent-
ing U. S. Senator Bill Nelson, Kirk Watson, project manager for the contractor Harry Pepper and
Associates, and Dennis Duke, COE project manager for ecosystem restoration.
technology has been used before
in Florida, it has not been tested on
the scale that is envisioned for
CERP. The ASR pilot projects, along
with the ASR Regional Study are
intended to answer the questions
The Lake Okeechobee ASR
pilot project is necessary to identify
the most suitable sites for the
aquifer storage and recovery wells
near Lake Okeechobee, and to
identify the optimum configuration
for those wells. Additionally, the
pilot project will determine the spe-
cific water quality characteristics of
the receiving ASR wells near Lake
Okeechobee and to identify the
optimum configuration for those
Further information obtained
from the pilot project will provide
the hydrogeological and geotechni-
cal characteristics of the upper
Floridan Aquifer System (FAS)
within the region, and the ability of
the upper FAS to maintain injected
water for future recovery.
However, not everyone is in
favor of ASRs.
A statement released the same
day by the Sierra Club, the nation's
oldest, largest and most influential
grassroots environmental organi-
zation, questioned the claims, and
effectiveness of ASRs.
"The ASR plan has been widely
criticized by nationally-known sci-
entists due to its excessive scale
and exaggerated claims. ASR is of
questionable reliability and may do
little to restore and reconnect a dis-
jointed ecosystem," the club said in
The statement goes on to say
that scientists have warned that the
enormous pressure created by
ASRs could lead to the fracture of
underground lime rock forma-
tions, dispersal of dangerous
chemicals and biological agents
pumped into and out of 333 wells.
The Sierra Club favors storing
water in aboveground reservoirs
that provide a habitat for fish and
birds and lets gravity and percola-
tion do the work of pumps.
The Audubon Society of Florida
takes a little different approach.
"As much as possible we
should rely on surface storage of
water," said Audubon's Dr. Paul
However, he acknowledged
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Dennis Duke, program manager for ecosystem restoration, U
S. Army Corps of Engineers, addressed a groundbreaking
ceremony crowd at Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina.
The groundbreaking, held Thursday, June 29, marked the
start of construction on the Lake Okeechobee Aquifer Stor-
age and' Recovery pilot, a
Restoration Plan project.
that there is not enough space for
surface water storage.
He said. the Audubon Society
,was in favor of doing the pilot pro-
gram tests to see what the prob-
lems are and if they can be over-
"Let's give it try," he said, while
asserting that there are -"huge
He said there was concern
about changing the flow. of the
aquifer and that contaminated
water might seep into the potable
Mr. Kwiatskowski said a single
well would not crack the lime rock.
However, he conceded that 300
wells might crack the lime rock. He
said their research would show if
that would be the case.
Mr. Kwiatskowski went on to
say that there was no indication a
single well would change the flow
of the aquifer. Their analysis would
show them if 300 wells would.
He said the ASRs are designed
to compliment and not replace sur-
Likewise, he said the water
injected by a single well would not
contribute a large increase to the
total volume of underground
water. The research from this pilot
project would tell them the effects
of a large number of wells.
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The case sparked new laws that
dramatically stiffened penalties for
some sex offenders who target chil-
dren, requiring lifetime electronic
monitoring for others
Prosecutors are seeking the
death penalty for Couey, who has
pleaded not guilty to charges of pre-
meditated murder, burglary, kid-
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where the alleged crime occurred,
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House bill creates commission for charter schools
Jeb Bush Thursday signed House
Bill 135,-which creates a state-level
charter school authorizer the
Florida Schools of Excellence
Commission. This independent
statewide commission will direct-
ly sponsor charter schools and
authorize municipalities, state uni-
versities, community colleges and
additional entities to co-sponsor
charter schools in Florida,
expanding educational opportuni-
ties for students.
"Florida's charter schools offer
a valuable public school option
for students," said Governor Bush.
"This legislation opens the door
for the expansion of more high
quality charter schools in Florida,
and the newly created Commis-
sion will ensure that these schools
are held accountable for serving
Currently, local school boards
and select universities are the only
entities allowed to authorize char-
ter schools in Florida. The Com-
mission, under the supervision of
the State Board of Education, will
provide a higher level of quality,
efficiency, transparency and
accountability. The seven-mem-
ber Commission will be appoint-
ed by the State Board of Education
based on recommendations from
the Governor, the President of the
Senate and the Speaker of the
House. The Commission will
authorize and act as a sponsor of
charter schools, approve or deny-
Florida Schools of Excellence
(FSE) charter school applications,
renew or terminate charters and
conduct facility and curriculum
"With its primary focus being
to develop and support charter
schools in order to better meet
growing and diverse needs, this
Commission will ensure that char-
ter schools of the highest academ-
ic quality are approved and sup-
ported throughout the state," said
Sen. Stephen Wise.
"Florida does not embrace a
one-size-fits-all approach to edu-
cation," said Representative Ralph
Arza. "What this bill and the A+ +
Plan for Education do for the state
is to ensure a high-performing
education system that helps every
student achieve success. They give
parents and students an equal
Since the state's first five char-
ter schools opened in 1996, public
charter schools have focused on
providing parents with smaller
classes, alternative curriculum
and -increased opportunities for
involvement in their children's
education. With 334 public char-
ter schools currently operating,
and more than 92,000 students
participating, Florida has the third
highest number of public charter
schools in the nation.
"Now more students than ever
before will have the opportunity to
take advantage of this distinctive
and innovative approach to edu-
cation," said Representative John
Stargel. "This program serves all
of our students and provides real
choices to parents for their chil-
Charter schools are public
schools that are independently.
designed and operated and are
among the fastest growing'school
choice options in Florida. They are
open to all students, regardless of
income, gender, race or religion.
Charter schools tend to attract stu-
dents who struggle academically
and cover a spectrum of educa-
tional needs from specializing in
the performing arts to technical
"Today, Governor Bush has
increased the number of quality
education choices for. Florida's
families," said Commissioner
Winn. "This commission will
improve the process for creating
and managing charter schools
"This new law ensures that
more and better quality charter
schools will evolve to serve stu-
dents in Florida," said Center for
Education .Reform President
Jeanne Allen. "The new authoriz-
er is a groundbreaking develop-
ment that draws on our best expe-
riences nationwide and is likely to
be a model for other states. It is no
surprise that such innovation
comes from a state that has led the
way in all education reform."
To learn more about charter
schools in Florida, visit the Office
of Independent Education and
Parental Choice Office website at
Tips for ensuring a safe and
'sparkling' July 4 holiday
Tallahassee Whether you are
having a family reunion or cele-
brating your independence,
sparklers have become a piece of
Americana that families across the
nation enjoy. During this festive
time of year, Floridians need to
know about sparkler safety and
education so they can enjoy acci-
dent free summer fun.
"Independence Day is not only
a time of celebration and remem-
brance of how we've grown as a
unified country, but also of tradi-
tion," says Kristina Tompkins, of
TNT Fireworks. "By following a
few simple guidelines, Floridians
can safely and legally incorporate
sparklers into their Fourth of July
Many people do not know the
facts about sparkler safety, which is
why education is important. With
the physical safety of friends and
family in mind, consumers are
encouraged to learn the basics of
proper sparkler use.
Sparkler safety 101
While fireworks usage has sky-
rocketed among Americans since
the U.S.. Consumer Products Safety
SCommission announced the cur-
rent 'federal standards for con-
sume'r fireworks in 1976, fire-
works-related injuries have fallen
89 percent, setting a 26-year low,
according to the APA. Tompkins
attributes the drop in injuries to
intense produtct-safety testing and
ongoing, aggressive consumer
education that's designed to pre-
vent harm among users.
The year following legalization
of sparklers in Connecticut in 2000,
the Connecticut Department of
Public Safety reported a 57 percent
decrease in all fireworks related
Tompkins recommends users
strictly follow all safety warnings
and instructions that appear on
sparkler packaging when celebrat-
ing Independence bay, and to
remember key rules, such as never
placing any body parts over or near,
a lit firework. By following these
guidelines, Floridians can help
ensure a safe and "sparkling" 4th of
Always keep a hose and a
bucket of water ready and nearby
in case of an emergency.
As with any purchase, check
the credibility of the dealer to make
sure, their sparklers are reliable and
that they come from a licensed
To prevent them from tipping
over, light fireworks on a flat, hard,
Animals are often frightened
by the sounds of sparklers. To pro-
tect your "best friends," keep them
indoors-away from .the. loud
"The more knowledgeable you
are about sparklers and their prop-
er usage, the more likely Florida
will be to have a safe, festive holi-
day," said Tompkins.
For information about where
sparklers are available for sale in
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Post Office recognized
Big Lake Missions Outreach Assistant Director, Bruce Swinford, (right) presented
Post Office employees, Dave McNulty, Officer in Charge (center) and Gloria Miles
Shop Steward (left) with a plaque for their contribution and participation in the food
collection that was held .on May 13. Over 18,700 Ibs. of food was collected in this
years' drive and the food is distributed to food pantries and charitable organizations
in Okeechobee County. Gloria Miles, in turn thanked Okeechobee County citizens for
their generous food donations. The Postal Service has participated in the food drive
program for over 17 years.
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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
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
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
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Perry Eugene Wilson
Perry Eugene Wilson, age 41, of
Sikeston, Mo., died on Saturday,.
June 10, 2006 at Lourdes Hospital
in Paducah, Ky. He was born on
Oct. 21,1964 to Jimmy Wayne Wil-
son of Sikeston, Mo., and Clydia
Faye Freeland Mitchell of Sikeston,
Mo. He was self employed owning,
W & W Lawn Service.
Besides his parents, he is sur-
vived by one son, Nicholas Wilson
of Sikeston, Mo.; one daughter,
Jennifer Leigh Wilson of Sebring,
and three brothers, Jeff Wilson of
Sikeston, Charles Wilson of
Tamms, Ill.,.and Ricky Wilson of
Okeechobee. He was preceded in
death by a sister, MarLisa Ann Wil-
son in 1969.
Visitation was held on Tuesday,
June 13, with Rev. Maxcy
Schreiber,. pastor of Living Waters
Tabernacle Church, officiating.
Interment followed services in Gar-
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Basinger Baptist Church plans VBS.
The First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N., is host-
ing a vacation Bible school July 24 -July 28 from 6 until 9 p.m.
The theme for this year is Artic Edge. Children in grades one
through 12 are invited. For information, call (863) 763-0437.
Guardian Ad Litem training slated
Guardian ad Litem training for volunteers will be held Monday,
July 31, and on Aug. 2, 3, 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Saint
Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 California Blvd., in Port St.
Lucie. Guardian's ad Litem are volunteers who advocate for the
best interest Of abused abandoned and neglected children in
court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit an application,
submit to a criminal background check, submit to a personal ref-
erence check and attend 30 hours of training that will include
courtroom observation and independent study. For information,
call (772) 785-5804.
Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will
be held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
Legion forming new unit
American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St., of'Okee-
chobee has formed a new unit that will be known as the Ameri-
can Legion Post #64 social membership. Members may not be
eligible for American Legion, Auxiliary or Sons of the American
Legion membership. Prospective members may not have been
convicted of a felony. Applications are available at the American
Legion. Applications will be screened by the social membership
ACS walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer committee is currently seeking individuals interested in
helping with the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this
year, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a can-
cer survivor or would like to be a team leader or volunteer, con-
tact Pattie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heirieman at (863)
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Centei, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous 10-week free pareriting class on Tuesdays
from 7 until 8 p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an
opportunity to "purchase" items from their Baby Boutique. Class-
es will not be held during the month of July. For information, call.
(863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-6320.
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to
be part of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day
parade. To become a part of the committee, call George Robin-
son at (863) 610-0973.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers, is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796
U.S. 441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m.'
until 1 p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot,
2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For
information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed.
There is no upper age limit, and most medications and condi-
tions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations can
also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.
Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for'help with electric bills for seniors 60 and
over. Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.
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Letter to the Editor
on faith in God
July 4th is the day in our
nation's history that the Founding
Fathers of our country declared to
all the world that we are "One
Nation Under God."
They paid a high price to make
this declaration. Many historical
documents record miraculous
events that showed God had inter-
vened on their behalf. They knew
without a doubt that God had
secured their victory.
Our country was founded by
faith in the God of the Bible. It is
what separates it from the other
nations of the world. Our founders
recognized their dependence
upon God. It is this foundation
that has placed the United States
as a nation of world leadership.
There is an enemy within our
nation that can destroy us. It is
complacency. The lives of not only
Founding Fathers, but those of
every soldier who fought and died
for the principles and beliefs our
nation stands for, depends on
Christians today staying active in
the political process established
by these founders. We cannot
allow them to have died in vain,
because we failed to do our part.
Christians need to be reminded
of the moral decline we have wit-
nessed in our nation because of
complacency. Prayer was
removed from school as well as
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
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. Tick-
ets 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)
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.ni. 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) 467-
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. Thir .St,
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.,
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutherj
an Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
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. diass 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
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For infor-
mation, 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 informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
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 information,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who
are interested in working towards the betterment of our community.
For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon' building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
the Ten Commandments.
Our forefathers understood the
key for good government is not
how good our documents are or
how good our laws are; rather it is
how good our leaders are.
In 1 Timothy 2:1-2 we are told
to pray, first of all for all people,
them for all our leaders in authori-
ty. Thus one must conclude that
God considers civil government
1 Thessalonians 5:2 tells us to
expect his return as a "thief in the
night." Nevertheless, Jesus has
clearly told us in Luke 19:13 to
"occupy until he comes."
We must truly be stewards of
this valuable vote so. many gave
their lives to secure for us. We
must carefully listen to the candi-
dates prior to the primary election
on Sept. 5th in order to make sure
our candidate appears on the Nov.
Pastors motivated and inspired
our Founding Fathers to take
action to make this a nation for
God. There is a harvest yet to be
brought in and we need people in
office who will not hinder this
work, but support it. Pastors today
can have this same influence.
May God continue to bless
of Okeechobee County
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 Pana-
ma City during the week of July 8-15. For information, call Jen-
nifer at (863) 697-8881.
Gambling is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is 'having a radio talk show on Saturday,
July 1, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m.
on 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 addiction. Internet ganibling will also be discussed.
The FCCG Hotline is 1-888-ADMIT-IT; or, go to www.gam-
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
12:3,0 until 3:30 p.m. for a $6 donation. An amateur singing con-
test 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2882.
Martha's House offers weekend getaway
Martha's House is selling tickets for a weekend getaway for
two. Ticket are $5 each and includes a two-night stay at the
Oceanside Holiday Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full. break-
fast each morning; a $50 dinner gift certificate; and, two movie
tickets for the Brahman Theater All proceeds will benefit shelter
and outreach programs at Martha's House Domestic Violence
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.
Healthy Start offers parenting classes
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering par-
enting education classes for infants to age,3. All pregnant
women and parents are encouraged to attend. The classes will
be held July 5, 12 and 19 from 6 until 7 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse
Association, 208 S.E. Park St. This adults-only parenting class
consists of six, one-hour classes. You must attend all six classes
to get a Certificate of Completion. No child care will be available.
For information, call (863) 462-5877.
Coalition panel will meet
The program quality assessment committee of the Early
Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee
Counties, Inc., will meet July 6, and July 13 at 9 a.m. at the Early
Learning Coalition Conference Room, 2415 S. 29th St., in Ft.
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 fellowship. For information call Pastor Hampton (863)
OC SO hosts Family Safety Day
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office will hold a family
safety day on Saturday, July 8, at Flagler Parks 3 and 4 from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be refreshments; fun activities and
safety presentations from identity theft to wild animal safety.
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 to the Hospice
Northside to host VBS
Northside Baptist Church, 51 N.W. 98th St., will host a vaca-
tion 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.
Mural dedication is planned
Okeechobee Main Street will hold a mural dedication on
Monday, July 10, at 203 N. Parrott at 6:30 p.m. Artists involved in
painting the mural will be honored. A reception at the Main
Street office will follow the dedication. The dedication and
reception are open to the public and Main Street members.
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.
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OHS to host
Okeechobee High School
will host an alumni volleyball
match at Osceola Middle
School, on Friday, July 28 at 8
p.m. The match will feature
varsity volleyball alumni from
odd numbered graduation
years against even numbered
years. If you would like to par-
ticipate in this event, or if you
know someone who might be
interested in playing, contact
head volleyball coach George
May at (863) 634-5836. Admis-
sion to. the match is free. The
alumni match will be followed
by an OHS volleyball team
exhibition and then a Midnight
Madness 4 on 4 tournament.
Call Coach May for informa-
tourney to take place
The Okeechobee High
School volleyball team will
host a 4 on 4 Midnight Mad-
ness volleyball tournament'
beginning at midnight on Fri-
day, July 28 at the Osceola
Middle School gymnasium.
The tournament is open to
anyone ages 14 and up. This is
a coed tournament, but teams
must keep a minimum of two
female players on the court at
all times. Entry fee is ,$100 in
pledges or donations per team
or $25 per individual entry.
Individual entries will be
assigned to a team. Teams can
expect to play, 10 matches.
There will be an A, B and jun-
ior division as determined by
the number of entries. Match-
es will be played simultane-
ously on three courts. The
tournament will conclude .at 6
a.m. with an awards ceremo-
ny and pancake breakfast. For
.additional information or to
receive a flyer and pledge
sheet, contact head volleyball
coach George May at (863)
The Christian Team Trail
will hot hold their monthly
bass tournaments during the
months of June, July .and
They will resume their tour-
nament trail on Sept. 2.
Bass club hosts
Taylor Creek Bass Club will
host a benefit team tournament
on July 15 at Okee-Tantie Mari-
na to help defray costs of send-
ing the members of the Big "0"
Teen Anglers, Inc. to state com-
petition on Sept. 30 at Lake
The tournament will be a
"pick your own partner" tour-
ney with a 70-30 payback. The
entry fee will be $100 and ,can
be paid at the ramp on the
morning of the tournament.
For information, contact
George Marshall, Jr. at (863)
634-8145 or Charlie Hays at
sponsors sports camp
Oakview'Baptist Church will
sponsor a Sports Camp July 10-
14 at the Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus, 610 S.W Second
There will be two separate
sessions. The first session will
be from 9 until 11:30 a.m. and
will feature baseball for boys
.and soccer for girls. The second
session will be from I until 3:30
p.m. and will feature softball
for girls and soccer for boys.
The cost of the camp will be
$60 per person all day (includes
lunch), or $45 per person for
the half-day session. The camp
is open to .children age 4
through sixth grade.
For information, contact
Rusty Brooks at (863) 763-1699.
To enroll stop by the church
office at 677 S.W 32nd St., or go
tp the church web site at
Pop Warner grid
Pop Warner football -and
cheerleading sign-ups will take
place 'at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex on July 1 and July 15
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring
the child's last report card, a
current year physical from your
doctor and a copy of the child's
For information, call co-
presidents James Shockleyat
(863) 634-3482 or Albion Crow-
ell at (863) 697-2576.
Local students qualify for rodeo competition
Three members of the Brah-
man rodeo team have earned posi-
tions on the Florida state high
school rodeo team and will be tray-
eling with fellow teammates to
Springfield, Ill. to compete in the
58th annual National High School
Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) which will
take place from July 24 through
Senior A.J. Summerford quali-
fied for the national team in Boys
Cutting in first position. Sopho-
more Chasey Bass qualified for the
national team in Saddle Bronc in
first position and in Boys Cutting in
third position. Fellow sophomore
Jessica Ziglar will represent Okee-
chobee and Florida in Pole Bend-
ing in second position.
Featuring over 1,500 contest-
ants from 40 states, five Canadian
Provinces and Australia, the
National High School Finals is the
world's largest rodeo. In addition
to competing for over $175,000 in
prizes, NHSFR contestants will also
be vying for more than $325,000 in:
college scholarships and the right
to be called National High School
Rodeo National Champion. To
earn this title, 'contestants must fin-
ish in the top 20 after two go-
rounds of intense competition
before advancing on to Sunday's
final championship performance..
Along with great rodeo compe-
tition and the chance to meet new
Submitted to Okeechobee News/Darlene Bass
Three members of the Brahman rodeo team have qualified to represent Okeechobee and
Florida in the 58th annual National High School Finals Rodeo. They are (in no particular
order) A.J. Summerford, Jessica Ziglar and Chasey Bass.
friends from around the world,
NHSFR contestants have the
opportunity to represent their team
in a volleyball tournament, enjoy
nightly contestant dances includ-
ing a Cowboy Prom, participate in
a talent contest, play in a basketball
tourney, compete in a NRA rifle
shooting competition, test their
skills' in a Knowledge.Bowl compe-
tition, the chance to shop the ever-
,popular NHSFR western
tradeshow and visit the historical
attractions of the Land of Lincoln.
To follow the Okeechobee con-
testants, visit the NHSFRA's website
daily at www.nhsra.org.
For information concerning the
Okeechobee High School: Rodeo
Team contact Darlene Bass at
Local shooter aims for the 2008 Olympic Games
By Loma Jablonski
. Lindsey Hollin graduated from
Okeechobee High School (O.H.S.)
in 2002. During her years at O.H.S.&
she seemed like a typical high
school student. She was a cheer-
leader, a softball player, a member
of the Blazing Brahman band, the
National Honor Society and Beta
.Club. No one knew at that time
that Lindsey would shoot her way
to a national collegiate champi-
onship, be named as a first team
All-American and earn a spot on
USA Shooting's National Develop-
ment Team with hopes of making
the 2008 United States Olympic
While still in high school; Lind-
sey began shotgun shooting with
her father, Arthur Hollin, Jr. as a
"This began as a cow pasture
hobby," stated Mr. Hollin.. "We
really did begin shooting in, acpyv
pasture and then moved on to a
regular range. It started out simply
as a father/daughter activity where
we could spend quality time
together. It was something we did
for fun. We had no idea that it
would turn into a possible trip to
After graduation from O.H.S.,
Lindsey .headed to Cincinnati,
Ohio to attend the University of
Cincinnati. -Her' athletic ability
enabled her to become a member
of thewomen's crew team. ,
At the beginning of her sopho-
more year, she received a scholar-
ship to transfer to Lindenwood
University, a private school in St.
Charles, Mo., where she became a
cheerleader and one:of only five
women on their shooting team.
In 2004, Lindsey began to real-
ize her potential. She earned a gold
medal in International Trap, a sil-
ver medal in International Skeet
and finished third in Ladies High
Following a year of competitive
shooting, she was recruited to the
University of Missouri in Columbia,
Mo. as a member of their national-
ly-ranked shooting team.
i In 2005 she raked in more
awards. She was the Combined
Inlernalional Events Champion, a
bronze medalist in International
Skeet, finished third in Ladies 5-
stand and was runner-up in Ladies
Lindsey really stepped up and
took control of the competition in
2006. She was the gold medalist in
International Skeet, bronze medal-
ist in International Trap, the com-
bined International Events Cham-
pion, the Combined Trap Events
champion, the American Trap
Champion and the Ladies, Colle-
giate National Champion. She was
named to the All-American first
By winning these awards, she
caught the eyes of USA Shooting's
officials. She was invited" to
become a member of USA Shoot-
irng's National Development Team
in 'the hope of qualifying for the
2008 Olympics shooting team.
In addition to all of her athletic
accomplishments, Lindsey man-
aged to keep focused on her aca-
demic career. With her parents in
attendance, she graduated this
month from the University of-Mis-
souri with a General Studies
Degree with concentrations .in His-
tory and Psychology. She also
minored in Psychology. She also
became the event coordinator for
the school's shooting team.
Now that Lindsey has graduat-
ed from college, she is devoting
herself to her shooting career with
her eyes set on the 2008 Olympic
"We're really proud of her. We
are tickled that she is putting aside
two years of her life to prepare for
this opportunity. The event that
she is aiming at is International
Trap Shooting," said Mr. Hollin.
When asked if he and his wife
,Cheryl would be in attendance in
Beijing, China for the Olympic
Games if Lindsey made the team,
Mr. Hollin replied, "Of course we'll
Mr. Hollin expressed his thanks'
to the people of Okeechobee who
have supported Lindsey in her
quest to attain her Olympic dream.
"It's a very expensive sport,"
explained Mr. Hollin. "The com-`
munity has really opened its heart
to Lindsey and we want to thank
all those who have sponsored'
For information on Lindsey and'
her quest for Olympic gold, visit'
her website at www.lindsey-
Lindsey is currently, at the U.S.
Olympic Training Center in Col-
orado Springs participating in one.
of its shooting programs.
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The Okeechobee News, Friday, June 30, 2006 OTHER AREA NEWS
County Board to look at
By Nancy Dale
Special to Okeechobee News
PALMDALE Plans for the
revival of the long silent Cypress
Knee Museum in Palmdale that
formerly housed the unique
cypress knee creations of the late
Glades County pioneer, Tom
Gaskins, Sr., are underway.
"Save the Creek,"' a non-profit
organization, headed by Ellen
* Peterson and entrepreneur Harris
Friedman, is at the helm of the
At the April board meeting,
members voted to take over the
lease from Friedman, whose fam-
ily trust has been working several
years to obtain funding to reno-
vate the museum on'the.west side
of U.S. Hwy 27, across from the
giant "X" where the original
cypress homes of Tom Gaskins Sr.
and his son's family lived and
worked for more than 60 years.
In 1999, the old hand-built
cypress home and workshop was
loaded up.on flatbed trucks and
relocated by Nature's Conservan-
cy, when Tom Gaskin Jr. lost the
homestead after the state pur-
chased the propertyy frrnt L\ l;-s
Brothers, the multi-national cat-
The site became part of the
State Conservation Agreement as
Tom Gaskins, Sr. and Charlie,
Lykes, Sr. had only a "handshake".
agreement for the family to
remain: on the property. The
handshake-agreement was not
acknowledged since there was
not a written, recorded deed.
The vision for the revival of the
museum is to replace some of the
original artifacts that millions of
visitors throughout the world
. remember as unique to the
Cypress Knee Museum.
Tom Gaskins, Jr., has agreed to
loan or donate from the family,
original carvings, and .an ancient
dug out canoe Seminoles used to
ply the tannic waters of Fisheating
Creek in the 1800s when it was a
mail route and alligator hunting
Friedman is also working with
the University of Florida's Natural
History Museum to borrow arti-
facts excavated from the Ft. Cen-
ter Belle Glade Indian Mounds
near Lakeport to add to the exhib-
it at the Cypress Knee Museum.
Members of "Save the Creek"
are following up on several alter-
natives for '
private/public funding to
breathe life into Palmdale's oldest
tourist attraction once again.
Also, the group is working to
reinstitute the tall, hand-lettered
signs with Gaskins' salty wit that
greeted weary travelers along U.'
S. 27 leading to the Museum.
At present, Fred and Virginia
Hyman, of Venus and Davie, have
donated replacement glass and
funds to install it in the museum.
The Environmental Confedera-
tion of Southwest Florida
(ECOSWF) donated $200. The
group is hoping that other organi-
zations will support the muse-
The next open membership
meeting is July 15 at the Creek by
the pond with a covered dish
social starting at 11 a.m. followed
by a noon business meeting, and
tour of the old Cypress Knee
Anyone interested in the proj-
ect, or becoming a member of
"Save Our Creek," call (239) 992-
5455 or visit the web site:
Dr. Dale is the author of Where
the Swallowtail Kite Soars: The,,
Legacies of Glades County, Flori-
da and the Vanishing Wilderness.
To contact the author: www.nan-
cydalephd.com or 863 214-8351.
Glades County Roundup
CREW needs For more information, come by meetings. As the Main Street effort
our office at 121 Central Ave. rear and other initiatives move for-
volHnteers entrance' or email CREWhead- ward, we will need a host of
email@example.com or phone knowledgeable volunteers to
The Community Rebuilding (863) 983-2390. serve on various committees and
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW) we encourage your participation.
of Hendry and Glades Counties is Free services
seeking volunteers to assist resi- American Legion
dents with repairs and continued to help elders American Legion
clean up efforts in-the aftermath open forbingo
of Hurricane Wilma. Center for Independent Living r bingo
p will be doing outreach on a regu- Moore Haven American
Carpenters, Electricians, lar basis at the Moore Haven; Legion Post 299 is now having
lumbers, drywall installers a Clewiston, and LaBelle sites bingo, Saturday niights at 6 p.m.
well as, anyone killing to lend a between the hours of noon to Hamburgers, drinks and dessert
awillg to lend a 2:30 p.m. You can contact Tera or will be provided at a minimal
hand! For more information, Linda at the Center for Indepen- cost.
come by our office at 121 Central
Ave. rear entrance or email dent Living at (941) 766-8333 in
AREe. rear entrance or email Charlotte County to find out the B.H.R. Moose
CREWheadquarters@aol.com or days that they will be available in Lode events
phone (863) 983 2390. those areas.odge events
CREW seeks donations Economic Council The lodge is located on U.S.. 78
W.CREW seeks donationsin Buckhead Ridge. Regular
The Community Rebuilding Meetingsplanne Id bingo is played Tuesdays at 12:30
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW) p.m. Lunch is available each day.
of Hendry and Glades Counties is The Glades County Economic Members and qualified guests
seeking donations -of building Development Council normally may play. Wednesday feature an
materials and supplies, including meets the first Monday of the Italian dinner or alternate entree
lumber, nails and drywall, to month at 6:15 p.m., in the confer- from 5 to 7:15 p.m. and Satur-
assist residents with repairs and ence room at Glades Electric day's dinner is from 5 to 7:15 p.m.
continued clean up efforts.in the Cooperative. If you are not a Music for dancing starts at 7:30
aftermath of Hurricane Wilma. member, please contact the EDC p.m. Call the lodge to see who is
Donations, including monetary about joining. If you-are a mem- playing. Sunday morning break-
contributions, are tax deductible. ber, please plan to attend the fast is served from 8 to 10:15 a.m.
JONl W s ABNEY, S i
I For Okeechobee County Commissioner, District.4. -
P roven "E ..i a k.in.aag,
Political Advertisement paid r and approved by John W. AbneySr., Democrat, for Okechobee County CommisianDistiZdt4
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN Hurricane
Wilma, as it charged through the
area last year, devastated many
parts of South Florida, leaving
rebuilding efforts that continue
many months after the hurricane
hit the area.
One of the rebuilding projects
is the Glades County courthouse
building. A building standing
prominently in Glades County
since the early 20s, the court-
house fared well in previous hur-
ricanes, but Wilma managed to
damage its facade.
County Manager Wendell
Taylor lived through the hurri-
cane in the building itself. When
the winds beat down the hard-
est, it seemed to him that he had
made a mistake in staying. Still,
the damage was only evident on
the exterior of the building and
the inside was largely spared.
The strong winds blew out a
number of windows, spreading
the broken glass everywhere.
Months later, large patches of
.The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (GCSO), the
Seminole Police Department
(SPD), the Florida Highway,
Patrol .(FHP), the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC),or the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC).
Patricia Boyd, 46, Moore
Haven, was arrested June 18 by
Deputy Richard Ermeri on
charges of driving under the
influence and refusal to submit,
to.a DUI test.. Her bond was set
Hugo Blandon, 51,'Miami,
was_ arrested June 21 by
Sergeant Ronnie Baker on a
charge of driving under the
influence. His bond was set at
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against
them dropped is welcome to
inform this, newspaper. The
information will be confirmed
the roof require drastic renova-
tion, and the decorative side of
the courthouse is all but lost on
one of the sides of the court-
Mr. Taylor adds that there may
be some work 'that needs to be
done on the foundation of the
courthouse. A concern for some
time, the manager expects to
have professionals gauge the
condition of the foundation.
When making the repairs,
and during the planning process,
architects will have to pay spe-
cial attention to the courthouse
building. It is a landmark build-
ing, Mr. Taylor said, one that is
listed as a. historic site by the
state of Florida.,
Mr. Taylor. is convinced that
the courthouse will return to the
glory of its former self after the
repairs, and expresses confi-
dence in his first choice for archi-
tects, CRA Architects a compa-
ny with a history of working on
The county board is expected
to make the final determination
on the architect selection by the
end of the month.
The next step will see the
architect conducting the prelimi-
nary review and supplying the
board with an estimate.
Before the hurricane, the
building was in need of some
minor repair work.
There isa little lizard, Mr.
Taylor said, that pokes through
a hole between the window
and the wall and lets himself
into the office in the winter. It
was merely a small hole, where
nothing else could fit through.
It is indicative of the type of
work that was needed at the
But Wilma changed every-
thing. Early estimates peg the
restoration .work at anywhere
from $2 million to $5 million.
The county expects to pay for
the work through a combination
of insurance money,' FEMA aid
and funding in a special, court-
house renovation .fund. Of
course, the total cost of the
repair work remains to be seen,
according to Mr. Taylor.
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Okeechobee News/Helen Chason
Outside at Bethlehem Village, apprentice Tristen Anderson from the Tribal member Naph-
tali, grounds cloves before adding the oils in which perfume is made. Even with the much
needed rain, about 25 children attended the vacation Bible school held at the Seventh
Day Adventist Church, Monday evening.
Vacation Bible Schoolers, (left to right) Chelsea Wharin, Rachel Roehm and Timothy
Shablom decorate their engineer hats using colorful decorations at Peace Lutheran Church.
Okeechobee News/Helen Chason
Arts and crafts, one of the many activities during Peace Lutheran's Church Vacation
Bible School. This year's theme is the Gospel Express. The event continues through Fri-
Okeechobee News/Helen Chason
Vacation Bible School
Team leader, Travis Forde, explains to the children that it takes coal to operate the Gospel
Express. The girls and boys compete to earn the opportunity to get enough coal for the
train. This event is part of the Gospel Express Vacation Bible School that. is ongoing this
week at Peace Lutheran Church.
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, June
30, through Thursday, July 6, are
Theatre I "Click" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "CARS" (G) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,7 and
9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
dayat 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 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:30,and 7 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.00.
For more information call 863-
You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids in Distress is a
dedicated to the care, treatment
and prevention of child abuse and
neglect. They have locations in
Broward and Palm Beach coun-
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.
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
terrof Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnan-
cy testing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confiden-
tial pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for a free ultrasound,
parenting classes, and abstinence
education. Operating hours are
from LO a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. For infor-
mation or appointments call (863)
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics include
discipline a family affair, birth
to eight months infants, eight to
eighteen months the 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 provid-
ed; 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 Disaster Action Team (DAT).
S DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would
like to give of your time and tal-
ents to help local citizens in time
of disaster, please call Debbie
Riddle or Candace at the Ameri-
can Red Cross-Okeechobee
branch at (863) 763-2488.
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
BURIAL PLOTS (2)- In old
section of Evergreen Ceme-
tery. $900 (954)340-4475 or
APPOINTMENT BOOK & Plan-
ner. Black, Lost Approx.
6/14/06, Around Okee.
BULL DOGS, 3, Red male,8
yrs, neutered, Brindle male
6mo, Red female 4mo 6/24.
On Levee across irom BHR
Heart broken family. Very
friendly. Please call
(863)763-8684 or 634-6042
CAT, Female, Spayed, 4 yrs.
old w/7 toes. Solid Black. Lost
Sun., June 25th. Please call
(863)763-4061 Large Reward.
ADULT CAT Declawed &
neutered. Male. Free to good
home only. Good w/family.
CAT, 1 year old, all gray,
female. To good home only.
DOUBLE WIDE- FREE, You
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
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...Just to name a few.
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Job Training 227
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Newman A/C. 207 NE Park St.
A/C SERVICE TECH /
w/ min. 3 yrs. exp. De-
pendable, Clean Drivers Lic.,
DFW. Good pay, benefits,
Tractor Mechanic w/own tools.
Good pay w/benefits. Drug
Free w/Clean Driving Record.
Call Dennis (863)634-3280
BUSY MEDICAL OFFICE look-
ing for pleasant Front Recep-
tionist with computer skills,
'medical billing exp. helpful.
Fax resume with references
COOK & SERVERS NEEDED
Immediately. Experienced Only
Apply in person after 4pmr
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441.SE, Okee
Appl. avail, at Edens Con-
struction job site trailer.
Mon.-Fd from 7am-8am
ONLY. Exp'd only please.
Project is located at 1650
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
work, must know how to
read plans & do take-off.
Benefit pkg. incl., paid holi-
days, vacations, 401k &
health ins. avail. DFWP.
(863)467-0831 or fax re-
sume to (863)-763-6337.
EXR TRUCK DRIVER w/CDL
Needed to drivel1 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:
Now taking applications for
Certified Nursing Assistants.
Please call (863)467-6399
Local construction company -
Looking to fill 2 general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Must have valid Driver's Li-
cense. Call (863)357-2700
Small RV park- restaurant.
Okeechobee FL seeks motivat-
ed energetic individual. PIs.Call
resume to 772-546-3482
CAT preferred. Ownitools.
(561)793-0322 Ext. 106
Multi-county citrus and real
estate company located in
Vero Beach seeking
Agent. Must be detail
oriented, able to prepare
purchase orders, solicit bid
proposals & and administer
vendor contracts. Good
essential. Background in
agricultural supply chain
management a plus. We
offer excellent working
conditions, a competitive
salary and full benefits. For
please fax resume to
or e-mail resume to
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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
or dmelton(osoutherngardens. com
With tools, 1 year exp.
Excellent Pay & Benefits
OAKLEY GROVES, INC.
(800)969-8265 x 504
Get a quick response to Shop from a gift catalog
any Item you may be sell- that's updated regulaly:
Inn with a classified ad. the classineds.
ROAD PATROL SECRETARY
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
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
\Your next Job could be In It's never too late to find
today's classfleds. Did the perfect gift. Look for
You look fOP It? It In the rlassifieds.
Class A & B CDL Required.
Walpole Feed &
2595 NW 8th Street
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION
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
ASST. STORE MANAGER
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION
Min. 1 yr. supervisory experience.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
High School Diploma or GED
Exc. Benefits incl. med, dental & 401K
Salary based on exp. w/ben.
Fax resume to (954)967-3477
The Okeechobee County Sheriffs 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
HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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
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1646 Hwy. 441 North
Hard working, enthusiastic
individual needed to greet
patients in a growing
Bring resume to: Big Lake Eye
Care, 606 N. ParrottAve.
Calls or Faxes not accepted.
Seeking motivated person
with 3 yrs exp. For a fast
paced mixed practice. Mail
or fax resume to 2949 State
Rd. 70W, Okeechobee
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Club. 3-4 days per week,
weekends a must Light duty.
Call Terry (863)763-6228
SALES POSITION: Available
for construction and.roofing
sales. Tremendous earning
potential, no sales experience
necessary wl Itrain.
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
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charges. Therefore, if you
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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For allyour lifting needs.
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
AIR CONDITIONERS (3) 5,000
BTU'S, Window Style. Newly
services. $135 for all, will
WINDOW/WALL UNIT, Hol-
point 8.000 nlu w/energy sav-
er, low hours. $160
BARBER CHAIR, Emil J. Padair
Porcelain base w/foot rest,
all hydraulics work. $1000
Under the counter. Has a
black, almond panels. $75.
(863)763-7695 or 634-8037
FREEZER- Sears, top load-
ing,excellent condition $80
STOVE, GE: Electric, Almond
color, self cleaning w/glass
door ~& clock. $50.
STOVE/OVEN & HOOD, White,
GE, elecinc. Good condition.
$100 or best offer.
WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
more, Both work perfectly.
S$100. Will separate
WASHER & DRYER, Maytag.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER &
Excellent condition. $400.
LADIES BICYCLE, Huffy, Red,
6 speed w/basket & bell.
Good condition. $45
BEHR SEALANT Deck water-
proofing. 5 gallon never
opened Ouantily(6) $480 lor
all, will sep. (8631697-2032
ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New 4'W x38-L,
3' insulation. 1,2000 lor all
will sell sep (863)763-5011
FRENCH DOORS, while, Colin-
131. [or 5'x8' opening, $50.
LADDER, Stanley, 6,. like new,
PAINT- (8) 5 gal conlainers
Anlique Winie, inenor Late..
$56u lor a311 will sell separate
TYPEWRITER: Smith Corona
Asking $25 or Dest otter
BABY BOY CLOTHES
0-12mths 100 plus pieces
Summer and winter.'$125
CRIB. Oak color. straight rails
oiHereril heights. corivenrs to
toddler Oed. good conaionr,
JOGGING STROLLER, Greal
shape $25 (8631675-3944
PLAYHOUSE, Little Tikes,
Slotep 2 Good coridirion $200
SLIDE, PICNIC TABLE &
WAGON: Limte Tikes $95 for
all, will sep (863)902-0714
SWING SET, Solid wood
HELLIES SHOES, boys size 6,
used about 5 min., $75.
WEDDING DRESS, size 18,
AVONBOTTLE COLLECTION -
40 + pieces. $100 or best of-
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
Os early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
TRAIN SET- Lionel Santa Fe 0-
gauge, Engine, 3 cars &
track. $200. or best offer.
COMPAQ COMPUTER- Up-
graded, Desk top. With desk
& access. Good cond. $175.
or best offer. (86.3)467-0987
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
BED, QUEEN SIZE w/Head
Board, Rail, Box Spring & Mat-
tress. Rest Classic Firm. $250.
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
COMPUTER TABLE wood,
large, lots of storage. Good
COUCH, Tan. Ex-celeil cornii-
lion. $125. LeBelle
DR TABLE, wain 6 chairs, solid
wood, china cabinet, gopd
cond., $300 will sell separ-
DRESSER, 40" Oak. $25
(863)675-3032 after 6pm.
DRESSER, Tall, wooden. In
good condition. $50
END TABLES, 1 pjir, 3
white, w/glass, doors, good
LOVESEAT, 60", dual recliner,
brown/navy plaid. $95
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress not included,
excellent condition, $1590
ROCKING CHAIR & footstool,
$35. LaBelle 239-822-5955
SECRETARY DESK- Cream,
Glass. showcase on top; 4
SLEEPER 3 CUSHION COUCH-
exc condition $250
SLEEPER LOVESEAT- very
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
TABLE- Oak, Round, 1 leaf, 2
chairs w/coasters. $100.
RIFLE, 22 Cal. & 12 Gauge
shot gun single shot. $175.
RIFLE: SAVAGE, 30 ALT 6, 5
Shot, Bolt Action. Like new.
SHOT GUN: 12 Gage, Savage,
Pump. Very good condition.
CIRCULARMATIC TABLE- Glo-
ria Marshall, Like new, $950.
TREADMILL, Pro Form, Elec-
tronic & Dual weight station,
Welder Pro 9940. $500 or will
DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
DIAMOND RING, Ladies, Euro-
pean Cut, 30 point. 14kt white
gold. $550. (863)35.-2233
WATCH, Gold & Sterling Sil-
ver: Ladies. Clips on wrist.
Made by New Mexico Indians.
$125. (863)357-2233 Okee
SUITCASE SET: SAMSONITE,
Black w/hard shell cases.
Great condition. $60.
LIFE CHAIR: New, Mauve col-
or, $1300 or best offer
CAR HAULER- '89 Wallo Mo.
Hauljs up tl 4 carr tfei.s
aies $700 i`,.6. J-398
GATSBY WHIRLPOOL TUB -
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept n-
side, great condition. W/Cover
GENERATOR- BRAND NEW
Never used, good for 4 BR
house. $850 or best off.r.
HOV A ROUND- easy to oper-
ate $2500 (863)357-0125
KARAOKE- Bratzs, White,
Complete, Good condition.
LASER VIDEODISC COLLEC-
TION & PLAYER, 400 or
more discs, $400 or best of-
PARKING LOT SWEEPER-
Tow behind, Ready to go.
Honda, Electric start, Used.
SAFE, Keep your valuables
-satf in a Century S3470.
W nilr loiTibirijiri ,rey.
SPA With COVER- Seats 8
Trierapeu ii,: lrel' E l' ilei
,ondirin $2r'.0 or best of-
BOXER PUP, AKC Champion
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.
FINCH'S & CANARIES
JACK RUSSEL / BLUE HEAL-
ER MIX: Female, Approx. 1
yr. old. $50. (863)357-2829
JACK RUSSELL PUPS Pure
bred, shots/wormed, 4 males,
1 female. Cute...cute...cute!!
PIT BULL PUPPIES- 3M/5F
APBR Lowriders. Ready to go!
(863)634-6601 or 634-2250
JACUZZI, Large, outdoor, 6
people, very good condition.
TUB: Whirlpool w/Jacuzzi
Jets. Almond in color, 5x4'.
Asking $700 or best offer.
SINGER, 1978, in cabinet, in
good condition. $100 or best
POOL TABLE: Full Size w/ac-
cessories. 1 pc. slate top.
Good condition. $450.
CASSETTE PLAYER, Sony
Single. $5.00 (863)763-4098
Surround Sound System,
Panasonic, 5 speakers, bass
woofer, 5 disc CD/DVO,
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ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
Land clearing, fill dirt, pad
work, excavating & grating.
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 & #5698
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business EquIpment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc,.560
Clothing 5 65
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Maines 700
Sporting G d 705
Stereo Equipment 7,10
Tel9 %1eon/RatBo 715
Tools. -. 725
Toys & Games :. 730
Wanted to Bu:y 740
A/C & HEAT, 3 Ton Coleman
for Mobile Home, $300.
AIR COND- 4 ton Carrier
w/pad, ice cold, $250
AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
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TOSHIBA- Model CF3566A,
35" Works good. $250.
TV, 42" RCA, Excellent condi-
tion. $800 new, asking $400
AIR COMPRESSORS (2)
Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp,
$195 for both, will sep.
brand new, $600
SWITCH, 200 amps, 250 v,
brand new. $1000
HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
ers & trolley. $600.
MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer
4000, asking $800 or best
offer (863)63)4-0856 or
MIG WELDER- Snap-on, 300
amp, With aluminum spool
gun, on small wheels $1000.
or best offer (863)697-9704
PLASMA CUTTER- Snap-on,
will cut up to half inch
$1200. or best offer.
TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du-
ty, 10". New, only used once.
$420 or best offer.
TABLE SAW, CRAFTSMAN,1.0"
w/Extensions & Fence. $95.
DIRT DEVIL ULTRA, Handheld
vacuum. Used twice, sacri-
fice at $25. (863)824-0801
VACUUM, Hoover: Bagless,
20 Amp. 4900 Turbo. $30.
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
you looked for It?
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT, Inexpen-
sive, For back of car.
Agricult ure 5
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
BEAUTIFUL RED SORREL 1/4
Horse, 12 yro mare, great
manner,16 hands, $1500
incids 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.
BEHIND THE SHED SALE
Lawn mowers, Edger, Yard
vac, Awning windows & more
$185. for all (863)763-0120
skee, 7.0 hp, 3 way feed,
barely used. $600
CLASSIC WHEEL HORSE -
Tractor 42" cut, all pullies, lots
of grease fittings, cast iron
LAWN EQUIPMENT & TRAIL-
ER, 2 blowers, 2 weedeaters,
edger & more. Call for more
info. $9000 (863)532-0368
LRG COMPUTER DESK- Ad-
justable height. Removable
top $50. or best offer.
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 42",
Excellent shape. $400.
ROTO TILLER- Troy Bilt,
12hp, w/attach, elec start,
self prop, like new, $1200
APT: 1 BR/1BA in the country.
incids 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 Pets! Non
smoking envi. (863)467-1717
8:30am-3:30pm, or e-mail
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1BA,
on quite St. Kids & pets wel-
'come. $800. mo. & $2100.
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 2BA,
on quite St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $850. mo. & $2200.
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
OKEECHOBEE- Small 1 br, in
duplex, all util. + cable incld.
$190. wk. Move in 1st. & last
+ $100 sec. (863)532-9355
Unfurnished Efficiency (In.
Town) No pets. Smk. free env.
$625. mo., 1st & sec. Utilities
BRAND NEW, 3/2/2, in Bass-
wood. Ready to'move in!
$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
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.
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, file throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st &sec, No pets
Okeechobee, 3BR, BA: 1 Gar.,
Comrrlietely renovated wirt
central air .100;,mo 1st. 1351
& se.. 561 23-2226
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Sine. 4 Barm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
OKEECHOBEE- newly remod-
eled, 3br, lba, Post Office
area, non smoker, no pets,
NOW LEASING -
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE BUILDING, for sale or
lease, 1600 sq. ft., avail.
now, Call Judy
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/Mtrr.
40 hp Mercury. New floors,
seats & carpet. Great boat!
$1200 neg. (863)634-0387
BOAT, Flat Bottom, Aluminum,
14 ft., no title, $60.
CABIN BOAT- Fiberform fly-
bridge, '80, 25', 5.7 Mercruiser
I/0. Trailer, All electronics
incl'd. $2400. (239)369-9725
JON BOAT, 12', aluminum,
w/trailer, like new, $750.
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
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
Ls -Sa 10
NICE CORNER LOT: On Cap-
tive Lake in Taylor Creek Isles.
Cleared. Ready to be built on.
Best offer. (863)697-9758
Mo~le Home s
Mobile Home -Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/ BA,
$600/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. No Pets.
PINE RIDGE ESTATES: 2 BR.,
1 BA, Fenced yard & garage.
$850 mo., 1st, last & sec.
RIM CANAL- 3/2, W/D includ-
*ed, $950 + electric, $500
sec, 'Avail July 1
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 furnished, dock, large
storage bldg. Move-In condi-
tion. You own land. Lease with
option to buy. $850. mo.
JUST BRING YOUR CLOTHES!
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba,
M/H Pk. in Okeechobee. $28K
MUST SELL Lake Access,
Waterfront BHR. 3 BR, 1 Ba.
+ Efficiency apt. $117,500.
Make offer. (863)697-9424
OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm.,1 Ba.
Mobile Home. Nice lot, fenced
back yard, front porch Will
lease w/option to buy. $700
Jet Sis .. 3015
Marine Aceis s 3020
Sport Veicles/ATVs 3035
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/llft, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
check out www.edanderson.us
LAKE ACCESS: Waterfront
Large 3 BR, 2 BA w/Sea Wall.
$199,500. Ownerfinance w/
20% down. (863)357-1352
OKEE. CO. 5 ACRES w/ 3
brm, 2ba, mob. 'hm $197K,
Call L. Gilbert, All Fla. Realty
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 apal. Sec system,
sprinklers, Wood dock
w/Sea wall, Cement circular
driveway, New metal roof,
Paint & Landscape. Owners
moving Priced below re-
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
to schools, 508 SW 19th St.,
ONE HOUSE TO MANY! 3br,
1lba, & 2br 2ba, 2 swimming
Sools, 1 boat house, 1 dock,
oth updated & new apple.
New paint inside & out. New
carpet, complete. Avail for
immediate occupancy. Call
for info. 954-801-6158 or
RIVER OAK ACRES- 3BR/2BA
CBS, 2 story, cent.a/c, on Kis-
simm'ee Rvr., CBS shop
28'x20', dock, sprinklers,
storm shutters, fenced bk.yd.
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- '94,
White with rims. Stereo,
Leather int. Runs & looks
great. $6000. 863-673-6266
CHEVY CAVALIER- '88, 4 Cyl,
Auto, A/C, Radio, Pwr door
locks 32-34 MPG. Some rust
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER,
'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.
DODGE SHADOW '92, Auto-
matic, A/C works. new tires,
$1300 or best offer
FORD ESCORT '94, 2 door,
auto., a/c. $1000
FORD ESCORT STATION -
WAGON, '95, $1200.
FORD TAURUS- '95, Good
condition. Cold A/C, Runs
FORD TEMPO '93- runs good,
4 dr., auto, must sell $600.
GEO METRO '92, 4dr hatch-
back, 73k, runs good, cheap
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1988,
Good condition. Straight
body. No rust. Asking $1000
or best offer. (863)634-6540
LINCOLN TOWN CAR '88- 67K
miles, needs a little TLC,
MAZDA MX6 '90, Low rider.
New 17" rims/tires, 2 tone
gray. Auto. New trans., $1500
or best offer 561-305-3321
OKEE., 2 Story, 3br, 2.5ba, 2
car gar., Nice area, Blue Her-
on $1500. 1st, Last & Dep
Avail Aug. (863)467-1254
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
Laundry Mat: Est. 25 yrs., 32
washers / 33 dryers, Located
in pubic shopping center.
Approx. 126 ft. on Hwy. 710,
1 block from Hwy. 70, Prop-
erty is approx. 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
SADDLES, (2), leather, nice
cond., w/5 saddle blankets,
$345 will sell separately.
makes you a more inflamed
andM aterestig person No
wonder newspaper readers
are more sucessfull
KONA JET BOAT, 454 V8,
Berkley J12 pump & 20ft gal-
vanized trailer, new. $2300 or
will separate. (561)876-6469
COACHMAN POP-UP '88-
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.
INTL AIRSTREAM '65- 26ft,
asking $1500 or best offer
5TH WHEEL CAMPER- '89,
35' Coachman, needs some
work, $3000 call for more
Seadoo, '95, runs good,
$1500 or best offer.
BOAT MOTOR, 0/B, Evinrude,
25 hp. Excellent motor. $800
DIRT BIKE SUZUKI 85/L
2004, less than 10 hrs., $2K.
(863)634-0856 or 634-2951
HODAKA WOMBAT '73,
125cc. $500 (239)738-0359
HONDA SHADOW 750-'83,
great shape, 23K, $1400 or
best offer (863)697-2198
KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR '01
CRUISER, 4300 mi., wind-
shield, saddlebags, 125cc,
SUZUKI SAVAGE '02, 650cc,
excellent condition. $2500
(239)738-0359 after 5pm
SUZUKI VOLUSTIA INTRUDER
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.
YAMAHA VIRAGO, '04, 250V
twin,1,100 mi., windshield
plus extras, showroom .
ARTICAT DVX 250 06, 4
Wheeler. Auto., Like new.
Low hours. $3500 or best
Suffer. Nick @863-697-0383
FOUR WHEELER, 90 cc, jsed
2 hrs., remote start/kill
w/alarm, great for beginners,
MANCO 260 CC '04, Less than
100 hrs, comes w/trailer, will
consider trades $2200 neg.
SUZUKI 125'83- iw/Reverse.
Runs great! $400 or best offer
SUNLINE SOLARIS TRAVEL
TRAILER: 24 Ft., 2005, Excel-
lent condition. 0 Trip miles.
Queen Bed. Paid $24,500. Will
sacrifice for $17,500 or best
offer. (863)357-2891 Iv. msg.
Okeechobee News, Friday, June 30, 2006
Electribc, Windshield, Clukb Protector,
Automatic Charger, Beautiful Car
Call Sherri (863)763-6434
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS,
'86, cold a/c, good transpor-
tation, can be seen at JJ Au-
to, $500. (863)946-3570
OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME
1999, Very good condition.
57K+ mis. $4,800.
PONTIAC FIREBIRD 1993:
Needs front nose. Runs great.
$800 or best offer.
SAAB COUPE- '92, Blue,1
Leather seats, Sun roof.
Needs Alt. belt, $1200. Neg.
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $350. or best offer.
TOYOTA CAMRY- '92, Needs
Rack, Pinnlon & R.F. Strut.
$1000. 863-467-5401 or
TOYOTA CAMRY LE WAGON,
'90, V-6, $1350.
VOLVO 240, '92, $2500.
Looking to buy Antique Car/l
Convertible /Truck. Please call
CHEVY '78 3/4 4X4, On 40s
mudd truck, no title,
runs/drives good $2500 neg
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
RANCH HAND FT.BUMPER
w/12k lb. winch. Will fit '99 to
'04 Ford F250/F350. $1200 or
best offer. 863-634-7318
SUPER SWAMPERS (4) SSR
radials. 33"x12.5" on 15" rims.
Off road only. Good cond.
TIRES: 2, Michelin 8R19-5.
Like new. $100 for both, will
TIRES (4), Hummer, w/heavy
duty steel spoke wheels, 8 lug,
36x12.50x16.5 Li-ke new.
TIRES, (4), P255/70 R16,
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E.. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $450
I Golf Carts
I Golf Carts
TRANSMISSION- Turbo 700,
rebuilt with rebuilt converter.
$350. or best offer.
CHEVY 1500- '88, Ext. cab
Runs good, Cold A/C,
$2450. 863-675-0107 or
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
FORD '86, V8, 1 ton rear end,
8ft bed, glass fenders, great
shape. Runs great. $800
FORD F150 '83, Topper,
straight six, good tires, no
spark. $200 (863)357-3244
FORD F150 XLT LARIAT, '89,
2wd, new tires, clutch &
paint, runs great, $2500.
FORD F3,50 19851,-12 Ft.
Dump, Diesel. Runs &
Works. Good for farm or fix.
FORD F350 '97, Crew Cab
Diesel, 4x4 Lg. Bed, New
tires/batt's. 208K. Extra CleanI
By owner. $11,500.
QMC PICK UP 1986, $1400.
ISUZU- '84, Diesel, 5, spd, 50'
MPG. Runs good $2000.
GMC JIMMY 4X4 '94 cold
a/c, auto, p/w, p/l, runs good.
'I Pb ic Notice
FORD EXPEDITION '99- black,
Ithr int, loaded, new tires, up-
graded sound system $9000
GMC SUBURBAN '94, Fair
shape, blown head gasket.
$1000 (863)467-0139 leave
When you want something
SOKl adverse in the
DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 12X6.4,
New tires. Electrical wiring
included. Needs paint $550.
OLD OFFICE TRAILER-
towable, needs work, good
frame and tires, $75
UTILITY TRAILER, '05 Triple
Crown, 12'6, ride on 4' gate,
closed in sides, 13", $1000.
WELDING RIGGED TRAILER,
w/5th wheel hitch, new tires,
overhead crane, 2 ton chain
hoist+ $1200 (863)763-3451
CHEVY STEP VAN '85- cus-
tom steel shelf, runs good,
$2500 (863)635-7276 or
FORD CUSTOM VAN, '89, can
be seen at 4878 NW 30th
St., $1000. (863)634-9645
NISSAN QUEST 1993, V6,
Looks & Runs good. 227K, 7
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Okee Warehouses, 2671 Highway 70
West, Okeechobee, FL, will be con-
ducting a public sale or otherwise dis-
pose o0 contents of the following units
to satisfy the delinquent storage lien.
This ad placed In accordance with
orida Stattes 1985, Section 83.806.
9-29 Sandra arbee
6-56 Linda Boston
7-08 Laura Brady
8-27 Kard Coffey
4-04 Roy Douglas
7-53 Julie Hand
7-50 John Harper
6-43 Shakra Mays
6-36 Douglas McPeak
9-51 Edward Murray
7-21 Stephanie Pegram
5-11 Jeanie Porter r
9-47 Stephen Spearman
4-03 Julie Vinson
Sale will be conducted.at Okee Ware-
houses at the above address on Satur-
day, July8, 2006 at 9:00 AM.
Items for sale Include miscellaneous
household items, office equipment,
toys and tools. Open door sale. Cash
only. A $20.00 cleaning deposit will be
114676 ON 2/10,17/06
Galaxy Warehouses, 3050 S.W. 3rd Ter-
race, Okeechobee, FL, will be conduct-
ing a public sale or otherwise dispose
of contents of the following units to
satisfy the delinquent storage lien. This
ad place In accordance with Florida
Statutes 1985, Section 83.806.
Sale will be conducted at Galaxy Ware-
houses at the above address on Satur-
day, July 8, 2006 at 8:00 AM. Items
for sale include miscellaneous house-
hold items, office equipment, toys and
tools. Open door sale. Cash only. A
$20.00 cleaning deposit will be taken
and will be refunded when unit has
been cleaned out.
143917 ON 6/23,30/06
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2006-CP-143
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN DAVID WHITE,
a/1 JOHN D. WHITE,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JOHN
DAVID WHITE, a/k/a JOHN D. WHITE,
deceased, whose date of death was
July 23, 2004, and whose Social Se-
curity Number is 265-52-4302, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Okee-
chobee County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 312 N.
W. 3rd Street Suite 101, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
' ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the ddcedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice Is served within
three months afth e of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBUCATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ONTHEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
RLED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED.
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
The date of the first publication of this
notice is June 23, 2006.
Susan W. White
1766 N.W. 128thAvenue,
Okeechobee, Flodda 34972
,CONELY& CONELY, RA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechoubee, Florida 34973-1367
By TomW.Conely, III
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
143181 ON 6/23,30/06
Grab a bargain from your
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classmeds.
I Pubic Noice
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest. 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 14th day of July 2006
from 10:p0-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida state 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
199D Black Dodge Durango
1985 Blue Jeep Cherokee
1089 Blue Yamaha RIva XC200 Scooter
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
144250 ON 6/30/06
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Okeechobee County, Florida
145248 ON 6/30/06
JohnW. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Flodda
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Elsie Ratliff (left) and Victoria Cline, 4, design an engi-
neer hat that Victoria will wear on the Gospel. Express.
About 20 youths attended the Vacation Bible School
activities at Peace Lutheran Church, Tuesday evening.
Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their resi-
dence, The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-
S' foot Shearwater boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki
outboard and an aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50
each at Eli's Western Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore
Marine, Don's Appliance, Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Plan-
tation and Hospice of Okeechobee. Only 1,500 tickets will be: sold.
Drawing will be held on July 4. For information, call Theresa Davis at
Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 200.6 Cadillac CTS that will be given away 'at 7 p.m.
on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information,
contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds
from the fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.
Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion
I for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members.
Please send information via : e-mail to:
Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on
brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical informa-
tion. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the orna-
ments will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool,
(863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple,
(863) 467-2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick,
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
an and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages'
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace edu-
cation and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side
by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill atthe
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.
Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can- how 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
Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okee-
chobee High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for sen-
iors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass
and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would
like to expand its activities to groups that would like to play board
games, card games and bingo., If anyone is interested or has any
ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183,
or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to'return for
money. Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for par-
ticipants. If you have any used cell phones to donate: call (863) 763-
2893, or drop them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth
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Streets to close for project
G4 Construction has started work at the intersection of N.W. Fifth
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.
N. W. Fifth Avenue will be closed to north/south traffic and N.W. 22
Lane will be closed to eastbound traffic through traffic at N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information, call Ray Parker at (863) 634-1136, Brad Good-
bread at (863) 634-2121 or the office at (863) 763-2838.
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a,m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop,
123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday
5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E., Eighth St.,
English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6
until 8 p.m.
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INVITATION TO BID
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
ADDITION & ALTERATIONS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
SPORTS COMPLEX CONCESSION STAND
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROJECT NO. 2006-11
Notice Is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida, pursuant to s.287.055,
FS,, hereby requests proposals from qualifiedfirms to provide General Contractor
Services foras construction project.
Sealed Bids will be received by Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
ers until 2:00 p.m. on July 21, 2006 at the Okeechobee County Courthouse,
Room 106, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. They will be publicly
opened by the County Clerk or designee and read aloud. Any bids received after
the time specified will not be accepted.
All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Drdw-
ings, Specifications and Contract Documents pertaining thereto, which may be
examined at or obtained from:
Okeechobee County Capital Improvements
SDonnle Oden, CIP Manager
499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972
Any questions pertaining to the project spcIfications or scope of work will be ad-
dressed to the Okeechobee County CapiTal Improvements in writing no later than
ten (10) days prior to bid of project, which is July 11, 2006.
Each Contractor will be fumished with one (1) set of Plans and Specifications for a
non-refundable deposit of Fifty Dollars ($50.00). The Bidder's deposit shall be a
check made payable to "Okeechobee County poard of County Commissioners".
No partial sets of Drawings and Specifications will be issued. Bidders maynick
up Plans and Specifications from the office of the Okeechobee County CapitV ilm-
provements or Documents can be obtained by express mail upon receipt of yen-
dors check and express mail account number.
Each bid must be accompanied by an acceptable Bid Security in the form of a Bid
Bond, or Certified Check, made payable to "Okeechobee County Board of County
Commissioners", in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total Bid
Amount as a guarantee that the Bidder, if awarded the Contract, will execute the
contract and file acceptable performance and payment surety bonds equal to
100% of the contract price within fifteen (15) days after written notice of the
award of contract No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety (90)
days after the date set for opening of the bids.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation
or delivery of proposals. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids,
accept Bids in any order or combination, accept or reject portions of Bids, make
modifications to the work after bidding, and waive any Informalities in the Bids il
they deem it in their best Interest to do so. The General Contractor will provide
additional information Including, but not limited to, a list of similar projects con-
structed within the past five (5) years, client references and, an audited or certi-
fled financial statement, or other financial references deemed appropriate tc
If in the opinion of the bidder, inconsistencies appear to exist in the specifications, it
is the bidder's responsibility to seek clarification from Okeechobee County Capita
Improvements., Additionally, it Is incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a person-
al Investigation as to requirements of the County.
The Board of County Commissioners has the right to acceptor reject any or all bids
Bids must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: "1Bid Ad
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Okeechobee County is an equal opportunity employer.
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