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Vol. 97 No. 186 Wednesday, July 5,2006 50t Plus tax


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Sunbather run over
by police vehicle
DAYTONA BEACH (AP) -
A Volusia County beach patrol
officer will be ticketed for'care-
less driving after he drove a
pickup truck over a sunbather,
officials said
Officer Robert
Augustynowski, 43, will face a
$115 fine. He drove the truck
diagonally across Danielle Tay-
lor's body as she sunbathed
with her eyes closed around.
2:36 p.m. Monday near the.
Main Street Pier in Daytona
Beach. Augustynowski was
driving at about 2 1/2 miles an
hour, according to the Florida
High'a PaPlrol. Page2
Dixie Youth Majors
advance in tourney
The Dixie Youth Majors
baseball tournament began IOr
Saturday. Jul\ I in Axon Park.
The National All Stars from
S Okeechobee took on the Avon
Park All Stars in the first round
of competition. -
As the visiting team, Okee-
chobee's bats came, out; hot
with Tyler Finney, Mark Weir
and Noah Wilcox all getting sin-
gles. Even with their hits, three
were left stranded and Okee-
chobee left scoreless.
SIn the bottom of the first,
Lane Crosson of Avon Park hit a
two-run homer off Finney. The
score at the end of the first inning
was 2-0 in favor of Avon Park.
The second inning would
see no scoring for either team.
In his two innings on the
mound, Finney pla a part in
five. of the six outs. Alex
.. "Macho" Estremera made the
last out in the second, catching
a fly into left. Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 451
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None
Lake levels

12.05 feet


Ilsover soars on Fourth of July



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Rev. Sam Vuelta, of Chobee Christian Cycles, take times out fronm setting up for the bike
rally his organization sponsored July 4th at Beef O'Bradyls to piPst with his son Ben-
jamin and his Harley.


OCSO initiates


probe into


bad $20 bills


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) is cur-
:entil\ irniesti_1atri, the attempt-
ed passing ot counterfeit
money in Okeechobee.
OCSO reports indicate that
attempts to pass the bogus
$20 bills were made at a local
convenience store on Mon-
day, July 3.
In one case a woman tried
to pass the bill, but the clerk
to(1 her it was .no good Tihe
woman then 'lt the' store- ,
indicated Deputy ;Augustin
,Saucedo in his report..
He went or to state in his
report that the funny money
apparently came from the


Douglas Park area.
In a separate incident, a 57-
year-old man offered a bad
$20 bill to pay for gasoline.
When the clerk told him the
bill was counterfeit, he pulled
more cash from his pocket to
pay for the gas. This money
was good.
According to a report by
OCSO Deput- Sergeant Shan-.
non Peterson, he caught up
with the man and, when
asked, the man told the-inves-
tigator he didn't. know the
m.p.ney .'- s' bogus. Sgt. Peter-
sot's report indicates that -he
searched the man but found
no more counterfeit money,
although the man did'have
See OCSO -Page 2


Boating-related


fatalities


rising in state


Rev. Gene Rodenberry of Chobee Christian Cycles arrives at the July 4th bike rally
sponsored by his organization and held at Beef O'Brady's.


TALLAHASSEE Boating
has become more dangerous
. than ever in Florida, according.
to state officials.
Deaths from boating acci-
dents this year are running 19
percent ahead of last year's
figures, which were the high-
est in a decade, the Florida.
Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission said Tues-
day.
During the first six months
this year, 38 people died in


Florida boating accidents,
compared to 32 through the
first six months of 2005. In all,
80 people died in Florida boat-
ing mishaps last year.
"People are falling over-
board or ending up in the
waters for some reason,"
agency Lt. Kent Harvey told
AP Florida Video. "They can
swim. They're avid boaters.
They're in boats less than 20
See Boating -Page 2


Lake level
Last Year:
16.18 feet


(SOURCE:
South Florida
.Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)
Index
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Comics ........ ..10
' Community Events ... .4
Crossword .......... 11
Obituaries ........... 3
Opinion ............. 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports... ......... 6
TV ............... 12
Weather ............ 2
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Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Taylor
Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.S.
441 S.E.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful not
to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and Ever-
glades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and will-be
even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an outboard
motor.


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

Agri-civic center open for recreational riding
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200
S.R. 70 E., is open for recreational riding the first and fourth Tuesdays of
each month.
Barrels and poles are available.
The cost is $10 per person. Rules, waiver and release forms are
available at the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioner's
office, 304 N.W. Second St., and the county extension office at 458 U.S.
78 N.
For information, call (863) 763-1666 or (863) 697-9977.

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


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Free adult GED classes offered Center offers service to children
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu- The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to youth
cation/GED and English as a second language classes at these locations: .and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes are currently
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second language taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesdayand friday, from 6 until 8
classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon, adult basic edu- p S. u
cation/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Library hosts computer classes
Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic .The Heartland Library Cooperativewill be holding basic and advanced
educatioVnGED, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St.
Middle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane, English as second language classes, Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will be demonstrat-
Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 ed, as. well as how to access and navigate the internet. For the dates and
S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thurs- times of these classes,.contact the Okeechobee County Library at (863)
day from 6 until 8 p.m. 763-3536.


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about $100 in different denomi-
nations in his possession.

After the man answered
some questions, Sgt. Peterson
indicated in his report. that he
believed the man did not know
the money was counterfeit.


Sgt. Peterson then met with
Deputy Saucedo to talk about
their respective cases and
noticed that both counterfeit
bills had the same serial number
- B06094419A.
If anyone should receive one
of these bills or has any informa-
tion on the two cases, they
should contact the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office at (863)
763-3117.


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Obituaries


Rose Boudrau
Rose. Boudrau, age 86, of
Okeechobee, died June 9, 2006, at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility.
Ms. Boudrau was born on June 2,
1920, in Miami. She was a home-
maker having come from New
'York in 1990. She was a member
of the Bethel Assembly of God.
Ms. Boudrau is survived by:
sons, Edward Lheureux of Okee-
chobee and Ernie Lheureux of
Altha; and, six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held Sunday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m.,
at His House Fellowship Church of
the Nazarene with. Pastor Jim
Hudson officiating.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.
Ray Adams
Ray Adams, age 80, of Buck-
head Ridge, Okeechobee, died
July 3, 2006, at Raulerson Hospi-
tal. Mr. Adams was.born Feb. 26,
1926, in Salyersville, Ky. to Ollie
and Telia Adams. He came to
Okeechobee from Gallipolis, Ohio
in 1986. He was a retired pipe fit-
ter. Mr. Adams was a member of
the First Baptist Church in Saly-
ersville; Ky. He enjoyed fishing and
sitting on his dock.
Mr. Adams is survived by his
two daughters, Vicki Rustay of
Nicholasville, Ky. and Robin Gille-
spie of Georgetown, Ky.; three
sons, Rodney Adams of Ypsilanti,
Mich., Keith Adams of.Winches-
ter, Ky. and Chuck Adams of Okee-
chobee; nine grandchildren; three
step-grandchildren; four great
grandchildren, sister, Virginia
Marsh of Tampa; stepson, Nick
Holter of Ohio; and, all his friends
on Ninth Street in Buckhead
Ridge.
Visitation and service will be in
Salyersville, Ky., with Magoffin
County Funeral Home handling
the arrangements. Interment.will
be at Blue Grass Cemetery in Saly-
ersville, Ky.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.
All local arrangements entrust-
ed to the loving care of the Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.
James Vance
James Vance, age 75, of Okee-
"chobee, died July 3,. 2006, at
Raulerson Hospital. Mr. Vance was
- born Dec. 26, 1930, in Huntington,
W.Va. to W.P. and Berty Taylor
Vance. Mrs. Vance came to Okee-
chobee from Huntington in 1977.
He was retired from INCO Alloys
A International, was a member of
-Victory Baptist of Okeechobee
and served in the U.S. Navy during
'the Korean War. He was a golfer,
bowler, and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife of 44
years, Ethel Vance; son, Michael
Vance of Dallas, Texas; daughter,
Cindy Vance Black of Huntington,
W.Va.; four grandchildren; three
brothers, Chester A. Vance of
South Point, Ohio, Carl Edward
Vance of Barbersville, W.Va.,
William Paul Vance of Hunting-
'ton, WVa.; three sisters, Regina
SEstep, Bessie Anderson, and
Ramanda Wallace, all of Hunting-


ton, W.Va.; and, a special niece,
Sherry Rowe.
Visitation and service will take
place at the Chapman's Mortuary,
Huntington, W. Va., with inter-
ment at White Chapel Memorial
Gardens.


Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.,
Local arrangements entrusted
to the loving care of the Bass
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YOUTH BASEBALL: I would like to know how the AAA 9 and 10
years olds that played last week did? Do you know what was their
score was? (Editor's Note: The Okeechobee National squad finished
fourth, while the Okeechobee American squad finished third. Lake
Placid placed second and the Sebring National team won the tourna-
ment. Lake Placid and Sebring will now to the state tournament to be
played in Mulberry. We do not have the exact scores.)


Letter to the Editor


Good vs. Evil
When did liberal become syn-
onymous with "evil" and conser-
vative with "good"?
Writers like Ann Coulter and
many Christians are misapplying
the mutually exclusive relation-
ship between God and Satan to
the world of politics, I always
thought that the devil cameo o the
Garden of Eden in the guise of a
serpent, not a donkey.
Lest you begin to assume, let
me tell you that I am no liberal -
but neither am la conservative.' I
have views on matters that fall in
either category. As a Christian I
am tired of the atheists and
humanistic liberals who have
madeChristianity a thing of scorn.
But in the same vein, I am sick of
the greed and corruption of cor-
porate interests and their conser-
vative cronies.
I am opposed to tax cuts for
the wealthy while programs
,,designed for the middle and
lower classes are cut or eliminat-
ed. I am fervently against the war
in Iraq and am exhausted by the
administration's mishandling of
the.entire operation.
I support equal rights for allcit-
izens reardless of their race, reli-
gion or ethnicity thank a liberal
for that).
I believe in universal health
care.
I thank liberals for their efforts
in creating better working condi-
tions and for making us more
environmentally aware.
On the conservative side, I
support a tougher stance on
immigration. I support bans on
abortion and gay marriage. I
believe in a strong defense and I
am discouraged by the moral
decline of our country.


So does that clear up where I
stand in my religious faith? Of
course not, and it shouldn't. Yet, I1
have had Christian people ques-
tion my Christian walk because I
did not vote for George Bush -
nor did I vote for Kerry or Gore.
I have heard good Christians
say that we should support
George Bush no matter what
because he is a Christian being
a good Christian does not mean
you will be good at your job or.
that you were well-qualified.
And contrary to Ann Coulter's
assessment, a strong Biblical
defense could be made for many
of the liberal positions I men-
tioned above.
So where does that leave us?
There are only two choices in the
spiritual world's dichotomy of
"good vs. evil," but in politics
there are redeemable qualities on
both sides of the aisle. So in 'the
best interests of our nation, don't
discredit an idea on the grounds
that it sounds too "liberal" or is
offered by members of an oppos-
ing party. And: don't become too
aligned with any one party on reli-
gious grounds because they will
disappoint you in the end -
sou'll see \\hat I mean if Rudy
Guiliani wins the Republican,
nomination in 2008
To paraphrase Alexander de
Tocqueville: if the church were to
become a mere interest group, it-
,would then be measured and
.:honored according to political
and not moral criteria.
I thank Jehovah God for our
dual blessings of freedom and.
equality. And let us hope that
smart people liberal and con-
servative with strong morals
and good character step forth, to
lead our nation.
Quenten Pritchard


:Community Events

VBS planned for July 17-21
Believer's Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will host their
vacation Bible school July 17-21 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Registration will
be held Monday, July 17, from 5 until 6 p.m. for ages kindergarten
* through eighth grade. The theme will be The Artic Edge, Where
Adventure Meets Courage. A closing program will be held for the par-
ents on Sunday, July 23, at 11 a.m. and will be followed with a cookout
and pool party. For information, call (863) 763-2938 or (863) 467-6654.

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 excit-
ing Bible stories. It is free for grades one through six and space is limit-
ed. For information, call (863) 467-7625.



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Looking Back...
In this photo supplied by the National Weather Service, the town of Belle Glade, is shown flooded following a Sept. 16, 1928,
hurricane. Strong winds piled the water up at the south side of Lake Okeechobee, ultimately topping the levee and rushing,
out onto land and homes. The water topped seven feet in Belle Meade and eleven feet in homes near the lake. More than
2,000 people perished. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them
by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and'
information about the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.


Upcoming Events


Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until p.m. with Shirlean Graham 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 welcome
all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are inter-
ested in working towards the betterment of our community. For informa-
tion, call Margaret Boweis 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 (863)
763-1191.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. Itwill be a closed discussion.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at VF.W. Post
#4423, 300 N.W 34th St.'All service-connected Veterans are invited. For
information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.

T di a UirLd


Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2,p.m. at the
.Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (8631) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who 'our ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Index),. Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
AA Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.in. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact RayWorley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No.47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W Third
Ave. Everyone is invited: For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
(863) 763-2893'or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be avail-
able there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from 8
until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For informa-
tion, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizeni Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at 7:30
p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W Second St. Anyone interested may attend.
For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers and is
facilitated by Enid Boutrin, M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and Laura
Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is from 2 until 3
p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve your place in the
group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is available for your loved
one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407
N.W. Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at (863)
763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome to
join. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportuni-
ty for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The
meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St For information, call
(863) 467-2321.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All per-
sons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a
part .of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
.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, locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
Juana at 471-9795.
AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
AA meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.


Community Events


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. Pierce.

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 Residence.


4 OPINION


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 7:30i
p.m. There will be a variety of singing and music as well as fellow-i
ship. For information call Pastor Hampton (863) 357-0455.

Animal cruelty talk show topic,
WWFR 91.7 FM will host a local radio talk show with special;
guest David Miller, executive director, and Helen Savill, director of'
humane.education, with the Humane Society.of the Treasure Coast.'
The topic of the -program will be animal cruelty. The program airs at'
7:30 a.m. on July 8 and will be re-broadcast at 1 and 6 p.m. on,
WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. For information, contact the Humane
Society of the Treasure Coast at (772) 287-5753 or (772) 223-8822;
or, online at www.humanesociety.org.

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 presenta-
tions from identity theft to wild animal safety.
Northside to host VBS
Northside Baptist Church, 51 N.W. 98th St., will host a vacation
Bible school kick-off Saturday, July 8, from noon until 2 p.m. Pre-
register for your Artic Edge adventure. Vacation Bible school will be
held July 10-14, from 6 until 8 p.m. For information, call (863) 357-
4141 or (863) 634-4619.

Mural dedication is planned
Okeechobee Main Street will hold a mural dedication on Mon-
day, 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.

Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. with the cooperation of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment, Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners and the
Okeechobee City Council will be offering a safe alternative to door-
to door trick-or-treating this year by holding a free Halloween Festi-
val in the parks downtown. A meeting will be held Tuesday, July 11,
at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second St., for groups
or organizations interested in participating or donating prizes. For
information, call the Main Street Office at (863) 357-6246.

Judge to speaker at Chamber meeting
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce general mem-
bership meeting will be held Wednesday, July 12, beginning at noon
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The guest speak-
er will be Circuit Judge Sherwood Bauer, Jr.

Ministry's monthly meeting slated
Hand and Hand Ministries of Palmdale will hold their monthly
meeting Thursday, July 13, at 7 p.m. on the corner of Fifth and Main
at the Palmdale Community building. Food fun, and fellowship
begins at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Billy Cass of Fort Myers. For
information, call (863) 612-0640.

Airboat group meets July 13
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its monthly
meeting on Thursday, July 13, 6 p.m. at the Pier II Motel meeting
room, 2200 U.S. 441 S.E. All members are encouraged to attend.
Snacks will be provided.

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.


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 5, 2006


Wedding


Jenny Stewart and Carey Pung
Stewart and Pung
Calvin and Becky Stewart of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the marriage of their
daughter, Jenny Stewart, to Carey
"Butch" Pung, son of Eric and
Gretchen Ericson of Okeechobee.
The private wedding ceremony
was held at Peace Lutheran
Church, in Okeechobee, on June
16, 2006. Pastor John Hirst officiat-
ed at the ceremony.
The bride and groom's parents
attended as well as best man, Daryl
Roehm, and matron of honor,
Cathy Rucks.
The wedding party met friends
and family at St. Pete Beach for a


Submitted to Okeechobee News

weekend celebration of their mar-
riage.
The bride and groom are both
graduates of Okeechobee High
School.
The groom is a 1995 graduate of
the University of Florida. He is a
teacher at Okeechobee High
School.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of
the University of Central Florida.
She is employed as a public rela-
tions representative for Waste Man-
agement. -
* The bride and groom cruised to
the western Caribbean for a week,
following the celebration. The cou-
ple will reside in Okeechobee.


Engagements


Tarsha Boswell and Fabain Sn
Boswell and Smith
Wiley and Vivian Boswell, Jr.
of Okeechobee are proud to
announce the, engagement of
their daughter Tarsha Boswell to
Fabain Smith of Okeechobee.
The prospective groom is the
son of Joe and Vira Limehouse of
Jacksonville.
The wedding is planned for
July 8, 20'06, at Bethel Baptist
Church at 4 p.m.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
nith
The bride-to-be is a graduate
of Qkeechobee High School. She
is employed as a direct child care
giver with Vision Quest.
The groom is a 1982 graduate
,of Sandlewood Jr. and Sr. High
School in Jacksonville.
He is employed as a lead man
with Archer Western Construc-
tion.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Okeechobee.


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Submitted to Okeechobee News
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Mr. DiMaina and Ms. Winchester are discussing placement
of new ceiling fans in the screened porch of The Hamrick
Home which was erected by BTC builders. The porch will
provide patients and their families with a beautiful area
where they'can relax and enjoy the weather. Everyone will
enjoy afternoons in a relaxing environment. Children can
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The Big Lake Juniors '10 and
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Our trip to this prestigious event
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would like to express a heartfelt
thank you to our sponsors who
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assistant coach Jolene Skeen and
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Okeechobee Nationals defeat first two opponents
Special to Okeechobee
News/Renea Finney
The Dixie Youth Majors base-
ball tournament began on Satur-
day, July 1 in Avon Park. The
National All Stars from Okee-
chobee took on the Avon Park All
Stars in the first round of competi-
tion. 0


As the visiting team, Okee-
chobee's bats came out hot with
Tyler Finney, Mark Weir and Noah
Wilcox all getting singles. Even
with their hits, three were left
stranded and Okeechobee left
scoreless.
In the bottom of the first, Lane
Crosson of Avon Park hit a two-
run homer off Finney. The score
at the end of the first inning was 2-
0 in favor of Avon Park.
The second inning would see
no scoring for either team. In his
two innings on the mound,
Finney play a part in five of the six
outs. Alex "Macho" Estremera
made the last out in the second,
catching a fly into left.
Okeechobee got down to busi-
ness in the third and put some
runs on the board. Chad Sutton
singled and Estremera made it to
first after being hit by the ball.
Michael Valladares got on base by
an error bringing Sutton home.
safe as he slid under the tag.
Finnrey, Kutter Crawford and Weir
then singled, each earning an RBI
as Estremera, Valladares and
Finney came home. Avon Park
now faced Okeechobee pitcher
Timmy Farell in the bottom of the
third. Their first batter, Mason
Jahna got on base by an error and
would later come home on
another error. Defensively, Okee-
chobee had some exciting out as
Jonathon Kemp (on first) threw
to Finney (on second) for out
number one., Weir was able to
hold on and tag a runner coming
to second for out two. Farrell
struck out the last batter to end
the inning. The score was now
Okeechobee National 4-Avon
Park 3.
The fourth inning saw no scor-
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coming from- Bradley Coleman
for Okeechobee and Crosson for
Avon Park.
Not comfortable with their
lead, Okeechobee looked to
widen the gap in the fifth. Craw-
ford was hit by a pitch to earn his
way to first, bringing up Weir who
hit a rocket to the left center field
fence for ca stand-up double.
Wilco 'then hit a sacrifice fly to
left earning an RBI as Crawford
cam home. Farrell got to first on
an error, bringing Weir home, and
then continued his trek around
the bases on passed balls and
overthrows, before finally stealing
home- for the third run of the
inning.
Avon Park was now behind
four and would have to face
Okeechobee's closing pitcher
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Submitted to Okeechobee News/Renea Finney
The Okeechobee National Dixie Youth Majors baseball team is representing Okeechobee in
district competition this week in Avon Park. Team members are (front row left to right) Justin
Morgan, Tyler Finney, Alex Estremera, Kutter Crawford, Riley Carter and Chad Sutton; (mid-
dle row left to right) Michael Valladares, Timmy Farrell, Richard Daregan, Mark Weir,
Jonathon Kemp, Bradley Coleman and Noah Wilcox and (back row left to right) Brian Mor-
gan-coach, Jason Hickman-coach and Lee Jolicoeur-coach.


the heat and threw a total of seven
pitches in his first mound appear-
ance. Colton Brock hit a dribbler
in front of home plate and was
thrown out by Crawford (catcher)
to Farrell (first base). Aguilar was
put down with three pitches
before Billy Rogers came to the
plate and hit a line drive, caught
by shortstop Finney to retire the
side.
In the final inning Crosson of
Avon Park struck out the side, but
it wasn't enough as leadoff hitter
Trey Marley grounded out to third
and Wilcox then struck out the
next two batters.
Wilcox in his two innings of
pitching threw 18 pitches in
which only two were balls. The
final score would stand at Okee-
chobee National 7-Avon Park 3.
Both teams saw some excel-
lent pitching. Finney, Farrell and
Wilcox of Okeechobee allowed
only four hits, three walks and
struck out six batters. Crosson, on
the mound for Avon Park, struck
out seven batters.
Scoring leaders for Okee-
chobee were Mark Weir-three hits
apd one RBI; Tyler Finney-two hits
and one RBI; Kutter Crawford,
Noah Wilcox, Bradley Coleman
and Chad Sutton all with one hit
each.
The Okeechobee Nationals
would then face their long-time
nemesis, the Sebring Nationals,
on Sunday in Avon Park.
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to first, then advancing to third
and respectively on a wild pitch.
Mark Weir drew a walk to load the
bases. Finney came home on a
passed ball to Noah Wilcox, as
Wilcox later made it to first on an
error, which scored Crawford.
Jonathon Kemp drove the ball
to deep center field resulting in a.
double and an RBI as Wilcox
crossed the plate.
Starting pitcher, Mark Weir
shut down Sebring in the bottom
of the first'capped off by a knuckle
ball to strike out Jonathan Knight.
At the end of the first inning the
Okeechobee Nationals were up 3-
0.
Innings two, three and four
saw no scoring as the pitchers on
the mound battled it out. Weir fin-
ished up the second inning allow-
ing no hits through two. Justin
Morgan continued the hot pitch-
ing for Okeechobee in the third
and fourth innings, as he man-
aged to get through both innings
with a total of just 12 pitches. First
baseman Timmy Farrell assisted
in all six outs.
Sebring saw pretty much 'he
same success, as Nathan Greene
finished out the second inning
with no hits and one walk.
Sebring then brought Seth Abeln
to the mound, shutting down
. Okeechobee through inning five.
In the bottom of the fifth,
Okeechobee brought Noah
Wilcox to the mound. Gunner
Westergom walked and then
advanced to second on a wild
pitch. Abeln hit a single to shallow
left field, but Westergom was held


up at third. On a wild pitch to Kyle
Cunningham, Westergom scored,
but Wilcox was able to work his
way out of the inning. The score-
board now read Okeechobee
Nationals 3-Sebring Nationals 1.
In the top of the sixth and final.
inning, Abeln once agaih shut
down the Okeechobee side. In
the bottom of the inning, Wilcox
walked the first two batters,
Nathan Greene and Tyler Stan-
aback, who then further
advanced into scoring positions
on a passed ball. On a wild pitch
to Wade Faircloth, Greene came
home.
With the score now 3-2 and
the tying run on third, the stands
grew quiet on the Okeechobee
side. Wilcox dug deep down
within himself and struck out Fair-
cloth and the next two batters to
retire the side and give the Okee-
chobee Nationals the win.
Offensively for Okeechobee,
Finney, Crawford and Kemp all
had one hit. Drawing walks were
Mark Weir and Richard Donegan.
Kemp and Wilcox earned RBI.
Finney, Cra%%ford and Wilco.\
scored uns for Otkeechobee Seth
Abein had the onl) hit.
On the mound for Okee-
chobee Weir, Morgan and Wilcox
allowed on one hit, three walks
and struck out seven. Nathan
Greene allowed three hits and
two walks. Seth Abeln allowed no
hits, no walks and struck out two.
The Okeechobee National All
Stars (2-0) advanced in the dou-
ble elimination district tourna-
ment to face Sebring American.


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Births


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Caleb Patrick
Caleb Patrick
Shawn and Mary Bergen, of
Okeechobee, are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
.Caleb Patrick. He was born April
25,2006, at Martin Memorial in Stu-
art. He weighed 9 lbs., I oz. and
was 20 inches long at birth.
Caleb was welcomed home by
sisters, Cassidy and Caris.
; Maternal grandparents are John
and Linda Keith of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Ed
Bergen of Hobe Sound, and Mary
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Colt Davis
Colt Russell Davis
Shelley Maggard and Russell
Davis of Okeechobee, are proud
to announce the birth of their son,
Colt Russell Davis. He was born
Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at Florida
Hospital in Sebring.
Colt weighed 8 lbs., 13 oz and
was 21 inches long at birth.
He was welcomed home by
big brothers, Daltin and Levi, and
a host of friends and family.
Maternal grandparents are Dr.
and Mrs. Redden of Versailles, Ky.
and Ted Maggard of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Ear-
lene Davis and the late Maylon
Davis of Okeechobee.
Great maternal grandparents
are Ann Hayes and Lorraine Mag-
gard of Kentucky.'
Great paternal grandparents
are the late Henry and Hattie
Davis.


Rebecca and Mia MaClean
Rebecca Ann MaClean
Mia Fiona MaClean would like
to introduce her new baby sister,
Rebecca Ann MaClean. They are
the daughters of proud parents
Bruce and Danielle MaClean.
Rebecca was born April 22,
2006, at Winchester Medical Cen-
ter in Winchester Va. She weighed
7 lbs., 14 oz. and was 20 inches
.long at birth.
Grandparents are Dan and
Rebecca McGough of Okee-
chobee; Joe and Wendy Ann
Moder of Lady Lake; and, Donald
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The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
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The staff of The Clock Restaurant has faithfully pro-
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and food for over 3 years. You'll find the Clock easily
takes the gold when it comes to maintaining a nice
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We have a variety of lunch specials starting at under
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service restaurant in town and that's guaranteed. For
breakfast, the Clock has a breakfast buffet that runs 7
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 5, 2006


COE urges safety in and around the water


Jacksonville The U. S. Army
Corps of Engineers, the nation's
leading provider of water-based
recreation, is committed to reduc-
ing the number of water-related
accidents and fatalities at Corps
projects. Drowning is the second
leading cause of accidental deaths
nationwide. Statistics show that 90
percent of those who drown at
Corps lakes may have survived if
only they had worn a life jacket.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers offers the following tips to
.ensure safety in, on and around the
water during the Independence
Day holiday weekend and through-
out the summer.
Alcohol and
water don't mix
More than half of all drowning
fatalities involve alcohol. Just one
beer can impair balance, vision,
judgment, and reflexes. Research


shows that four hours of boating,
exposure to noise, vibration, sun,
glare, and wind produces fatigue
that stimulates intoxication. Boat-
ing fatigue, combined with alcohol
consumption,, intensifies these
effects-and increases accident risk.

Boating safety
Know your boat and know
the rules of safe boating.
Take a safe boating course.
Visit http://www.cgaux.org for
information
*View the Coast Guard federal
regulations governing boating at
http://www.uscgboating.org and
knowyour state laws as well.
Carry a set of navigational
charts on board.
Check your boat for all
required safety equipment. Visit
http://www.cgaux.org for guidance
on performing your own safety
inspection and for locations where


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free of charge, by the Coast Guard
Auxiliary.
Don't overload your boat:
consider boat size, the number of
passengers and extra equipment
before setting out.
Wear a life jacket- don't just
carry one on board. Make sure it is
US Coast Guard-approved and
appropriately sized.
Coast Guard law now
requires life jackets for all children
age 12 and under, unless otherwise
specified by state law. Know your
state law!
Check the weather forecast
before setting out.
File a float plan with family or
friends who are not on the vessel.
Learn to swim
Drowning is the second leading'
cause of accidental deaths
between the ages of 14 and 44. Sur-
prisingly,. two-thirds of those who


drown never had any intention of
going into the water.
Watch your children at all
times when in or near the water.
Never dive or jump inton
unknown waters.
Never rely on toys such as
inner tubes and water wings to stay
afloat.
Don't take chances by over-
estimating your swimming skills.
Reach or throw a flotation
device to help someone in trouble.
Don't go into the water yourself.
Swim only in designated
swimming areas.
Never swim alone.
Please make your visit to any
recreation area a safe and enjoy-
able one. Taking simple water safe-
ty precautions saves lives.
For additional water safety tips,
visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers water safety web site at
http://watersafety.usace.army.mil.


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10 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 5, 2006


At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, June 30,
through Thursday, July 6, are as fol-
lows:
Theatre I "Click" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15, 7and9p.m.
Theatre II "CARS" (G) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III ."Superman
Returns" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30 and 7 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Thes-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your home
to discuss the required safety
equipment needed on your boat.
This service is free. You will receive
a cordial, informative and confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be placed
on boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call (863) 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
SThe Okeechobee Ferret Club
and.Rescue %\ill take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.
Equipment available'
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has' used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is not
restricted to veterans. Call the Post
at (863) 763-2950.
Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you:like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning, after-
noon, and evening shifts are avail-
able. Many opportunities currently
exist. Please contact the lobby desk
at Raulerson Hospital for a Volun-
teer Application. For information,
call (863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The
hospital's Volunteen Program
(ages 14-17) began in June.
Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace, is
seeking paper towels, old large
towels, blankets, old kennels, gar-
dening utensils and laundry deter-
gent. Anyone wishing to donate
any of the above items is asked to
call (863) 763-4630.
Rescue accepts
unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwanted
horses. If you can't keep them,
donate them by calling (772) 467-
0400. For information, ask for
Karen.

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Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids In Distress is a com-
munity-supported agency dedicat-
ed to the care, treatment and pre-
vention of child abuse and neglect.
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to (863)582-9800.
CAR HAULING. Southeast Re-
gion. $1,100+/WEEKI Great
Home Time! Company Paid
Benefits! PAID TRAINING
FOR DRIVERS WITH MINI-
MUM 1 YEAR OTR EXPERI-
ENCE!. (912)571-9668 OR
(866)413-3074.
DATA ENTRY Work From
Anywhere, Flexible Hours,
Personal Computer Re-
quired, Excellent Career Op-
portunity, Serious Inquiries
Only (800)344-9636 Ext.
700.
Driver-HIRING QUALIFIED
DRIVERS FOR' CENTRAL
- FLORIDA. Local & National
OTR positions. Food grade
tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits, com-
petitive pay & new equip-
ment., Need 2 years
experience. Call Bynum
Transport for your opportu-
nity today. (800)741-7950.

Drivers CDL A
Getting What
You Deserve?
You Will at
Walpole!
$45K-50K/Year
Home Every
Night
Paid Life
Insurance
401 (k), BC/BS
Paid Vacation
(800)741-6500
Walpole, Inc.
www.walpoleinc.com


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DRIVERS: Expanding Fleet of-
fering Regional/OTR runs.
.Excellent Benefits, Weekend
Hometime, Outstanding Pay
Package. Lease Purchase on
'07 Peterbilts. CDL-A Re-
quired. NATIONAL CAR-
RIERS (888)707-7729
www.nationalcarders.com.
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
Appl.. avail, at Edens Con-
struction job site trailer.
Mon.-Fri 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.
judy@closeconstructioinc.com
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EXR TRUCK DRIVER w/CDL
Needed to drivel 1ton 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:
lisabug63@msn.com
FAITH ACADEMY
PRESCHOOL
Now Hiring for F/T Lead
Teacher and Substitutes. P/T
position needed for lunch prep
& cleaning. Pis. Call Wendy at
863-763-8800
FOREMAN
Needed to complete all phases
of water treatment plant con-
struction in the Okeechobee
area. Underground and
flanged above ground piping,
generator sets, chemical and
process piping. Health,
401k, vacations. Salary
range $14 to $20/hour. Call
561-845-1233ext.102 or
561-324-3149 for Tim Site
Superintendent
MECHANIC, Diesel
CAT preferred. Own tools.
(561)793-0322 Ext. 106
lmp here rasti
The classified ads


INTERESTED IN A POSTAL
JOB Earning $57K/yr Avg.
Minimum Pay? Our services
can help you prepare for the
Postal Battery Exam, Find
Out How! Call Today For
More Information...
(800)584-1775 Ref Code
#P5799.
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
MANAGER RESORT
Small RV park- restaurant.
Okeechobee FL seeks motivat-
ed energetic individual. PIs.Call
1-800-483-4279 or fax
resume to 772-546-3482
RECEPTIONIST NEEDED
Hard working, enthusiastic
individual needed to greet
patients in a growing
optometry practice.
Bring resume to: Big Lake Eye
'Care, 606 N. Parrott Ave.
Thursday afternoons
between 12pm-5pm.
Calls or Faxes not accepted.


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We're raising pay for Florida
regional drivers! Home every
weekend! Home during the
week! Solid weekly miles!
95% no touch! Preplanned
freight! $.43 per mile, home-
time, money & more!
HEARTLAND EXPRESS
(800)441-4953 www.heart-
landexpress.com.
Needed CDL Class A Driver
For Equipment Hauling.
Other Duties Required.
Good Benefit Package, 401 K
Apply in Person:
Everglades Farm
Equipment Co., Inc.
820 Highway 98 North
Okeechobee,FL
VETERINARIAN TECHNICIAN
OR ASSISTANT
Seeking motivated person
with 3 yrs exp. For a fast
paced mixed practice. Mail
or fax resume to 2949 State
Rd. 70W, Okeechobee
34972. Fax# 863-763-7524
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
seN your used Items hi
the classlfelds.


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DRIVER

NEEDED

Class A & B CDL Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at
Walpole Feed &
Supply

2595 NW 8th Street






ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
~ Vehicle Maintenance Division -
Applicants must posses the following skills:
Commitment to detail with data entry, familiar with Accounts
Payable, Purchase Orders and Work Orders, able to handle
multiple priorities, excellent organizational skills, able to meet
deadlines, a positive attitude and excellent communication
skills.
Must be proficient with the following:
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), 10-Key (helpful)
BENEFITS PACKAGE, DFWP
Please fax resume to 863-763-2882
Email Resume: aanderson@walpoleinc.com

ASST. STORE MANAGER
GAS/C. STORE
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


IMMEDIATE OPENING

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
for the Okeechobee Utility Authority. Minimum
Class "C" Certification desired. OUA may consider
a non-certified operator for training in lieu of a cer-
tified operator. Must possess a valid FL Drivers
License. Only those with a three year clean driv-
ing record need apply. Shift work and.week-ends
are required. Applications will be accepted until
opening is filled at the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority located at 100 SW. 5th. Avenue, Okee, FL
34974. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Drug
Free Work Place.



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


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MANAGEMENT


Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please. call:.
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


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
34972


DISPATCHER

The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office is seeking
applications for a Dispatcher. Applicant must be
highly motivated, organized, detail-orientated and
must have demonstrated customer'service and
communication skills. Shift work. is required. The
applicant must have experience with computer ap-
plications. Salary is negotiable based on experi-
ence. Applications can either be hand delivered or
received by mail by close of business July 7,
2006 to 504 N W 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida
34972




HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

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

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Merchandise




Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/;Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys& Games 730
VWantt Buy 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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Mechanics
Walpole, Inc.
is seeking a
Full-Time
Truck Mechanic.
Work 5 V days
per week with
additional rotating
on call during
weekends.

Our local
headquarters
features a nice,
shop. Walpole,
Inc. offers Top
Pay, Full Benefits
and career
advancement that
you won't find
anywhere else.
Call today:
(863)763-5593
or apply in
person:
269 NW 9th St.
Okeechobee, FL
34972


SALES POSITION: Available
for construction and roofing
sales. Tremendous earning
potential, no sales experience
necessaryr, will train.
Call.(863)763-9119 or fax
resume to 863-763-9900

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you-earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALLUS: We
.will not be undersold!

NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
Sou check with the Better
business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges In
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, If you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Professional Vending Route:
All drinks, sizes, and brands.
Great equipment, great sup-
port! Financing available With
$6K down. Tom:
(95 4) 9 7 1 -93 0 1 ,
#802002-037.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or,
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a brezel


RIFLE, 22 Cal. & 12 Gauge
shot gun single shot. $175.
SWill separate.
(863)467-9892
RIFLE AMMO- Win. 30 30
Reminton. 150/170 sftpt.
200 rounds boxed $70. Ask
4 Ross (863)983-8661
RIFLE: SAVAGE, 30 ALT 6, 5
Shot, Bolt Action. Like new.
$325 (502)931-8101
SHOT GUN: 12 Gage, Savage,
Pump. Very good condition.
$185. (502)931-8101


BEHR SEALANT Deck water-
proofing. 5 gallon, never
opened. Quantity(6) $480 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2032
ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, 2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011
FRENCH DOORS, white, Colin-
lal, for 5'x8' opening, $50.
(863)763-6216
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
PAINT- (8) 5 gal containers,
Antique White, interior Latex,
$560,for all will sell separate
(863)697-2032



TYPEWRITER: Smith Corona.
Asking $25. or best offer.
(863)467-1032


BABY BOY CLOTHES
0-12mths. 100 plus pieces.
Summer and miiiler ,125.
863-697-1247
CRIB, Oak color, straight rails,
different heights, converts to
toddler bed, good condition.
$50 (863)763-3563
JOGGING STROLLER, Great
shape.-$25. (863)675-3944
LaBelle.
PLAYHOUSE, Little Tikes4,
Step 2. Good condition. $200,
.(863)902-0714
SLIDE, PICNIC TABLE &
WAGON: Little Tikes, $95.for
all, will sep. (863)902-0714
TODDLER BED- Little Tykes,
pink,whitb, blue, hdbd set up'
like a house, $50
(863)467-7295


HELLIES SHOES, boys size 6,
used about 5 min., $75.
(863)634-8708 -
WEDDING DRESS, size 18,
$75. (8631228-N212.


AVON BOTTLE COLLECTION-
40 + pieces. $100 or best of-
fer. (863)467-5052
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
oid R,ire iems. $600 all or
tre;I onr 863-824-3358
TRAIN SET- Lionel Santa Fe 0-
,'IuQe, Engine, 3 cars &
ac:' 1200. or best offer.
Su6,i98:.7915



COMPAQ PRESARIO LAPTOP
iQr, -lOgo HD, 512 mb ram,
,P r,:iTif extras. $375
1.: 158
Furitue 010


BLACK LAB- 2 1/2 yrs old
Male. Purebred, Papers, ID
chipped. Trained for hunting
& field-trial. $4000.
772-299-3643 or
772-559-0611
BOXER PUP, AKC Champion
Pedigree, 25 weeks old, beau-
tiful flashy brndle male. $450
863-675-9326/863-673-1214
COCKATIEL w/Cage & Stand.
$150 or best offer.
(863)467-8856
COCKATIELS, (7), babies,
hand feed, bring your cage,
$350. (863)983-7807 in
Pioneer plantation area.
DACHSHUND, male, 2 wks,
old, vet checked, dewormed,
$350 or trade for female.
(863)634-0758
DONKEY- lyr old, male, $100
(561)644-5418 or
. (954)465-6614
FINCH'S & CANARIES
$20- $45. (863)697-8731
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!!!
$250. (239)340-8503



TUB: Whirlpool w/Jacuzzi
Jets. Almond in color, 5'x4'.
Asking $700 or best offer.
(863)634-6540


POOL TABLE: Full Size w/ac-
cessories. 1 pc. slate top.
Good condition. $450.
(863)634-9429/634-8239



CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer Pre-
mier 860, 2 mo old. $300.
(863)634-3070
CASSETTE PLAYER, Sony
Single. $5.00 (863)763-4098
NEW COMMERCIAL CARGO
TRLR w/warr, 2 new JBL
spkrs 15" w/horn, 1 15" sub,
w/ built in amp, 1 QSC pow-
er amp w/complete rack, and
EQ graphic equalizers, 2 PV
Impulse Spkrs w/stand &
cases, New 32 channel
Yamaha mixer w/warr, all
cables & access incid, New
Pro One 88 key Keyboard
w/road case w/ Aleses mini
verb effects. $8500 or best
offer (239)872-2371


EXERCISE BIKE- New Bal-
ance, 6.0, like new Orig.
$750 asking $300 or best
offer (863)467-0668
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
TREADMILL, Pro Form, Elec-
tronic & Dual weight station,
Welder Pro 9940. $500 or will
separate. (863)697-3211
TREADMILL, VOlT 500: Good
condition. Asking $25. Call
(863)673-3819 anytime,
leave message if no answer.



CUSTOM DRAPES- Burdines
Pattern: Jolettina Adobe.
Length 55". Rt. & Lt. panels &
sgl. $50/panl. 863-763-6216


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$450 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023
DIAMOND RING, Ladies, Euro-
pean Cut, 30 point. 14kt white
gold. $550. (863)357-2233
Okee area.


SUITCASE SET: SAMSONITE,
Black w/hard shell cases.
Great condition. $60.'
(863)675-3944 LaBelle.


ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from hnir Mdi, l 'Bu:.i-
ness "'F. ,a i il ,om pui-
ers "" friiTiii.j i J -i : 5.Jobb
mrenri -ii-,iri,,e Com-
puter provided. Financial Aid
if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
CAR'HAULER- '89, Wallo Mo,
Hauls up to 4 cars, Needs
axles. $700. (863)357-3981
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required 'E.cliudoe
govt. fees! Call weekdjy;d
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
GATSBY WHIRLPOOL TUB -
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept in-
side, great condition. W/Cover.
$2000. (863)843-0913
GENERATOR- BRAND NEW
Never used, good for 4 BR.
house. $850 or best offer.
(239)657-2427
KARAOKE- Br,atzs, White,
Complete, Good condition.
$50. (239)503-4656,
LASER VIDEODISC COLLEC-
TION & PLAYER, 400 or
more discs, $400 or best of-
Sfer. (863)467-5401
SAFE: Keep your valuables
safe in a Century S3470.
White. Combination/Key.
$75 (863)763-6529.
SPA With COVER- Seats 8.
'Therapeutic jets: Excellent
condition. $2500. or best of-
fer. (863)467-8548'
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.



ORGAN Lowry, w/bench &
music lamp. $50. LaBelle
239-822-5955
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CHIPPER/SHREDDER, Hu-
skee, 7.0 hp; 3 way feed,
barely used. $600
(863)610-7787
CLASSIC WHEEL HORSE -
Tractor 42" cut, all pullies, lots
of grease fittings, cast Iron
eng. $800. 863-697-2434
LAWN EQUIPMENT & TRAIL-
ER, 2 blowers, 2 weedeaters,
edger & more. Call for more
info. $9000 (863)532-0368
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 42"
cut, 3wks new, paid $1000,
sell for $700 (863)357-3632
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 42",
Excellent shape. $400.
(863)532-0198
ROTO TILLER- Troy built,
Used 2 seasons, good ,on-
dition $300 (863)357-3632
SNAPPER YARD MACHINE
0 turn, 33" cut, exc.cond.
$950. (863)763-3551


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


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


AIR COMPRESSORS.(2)
Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp,
$195 for both, will sep.,
(561)676-0427
GENERATOR, 7200 watt,
240v, single phase, portable
w/wheels, good cond.,
$1000. (863)763-1933
-HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
ers & trolley. $600.
(863)763-6629
MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer
4000, asking $800 or best
offer (863)634-0856 or
634-2951
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.
(863)697-9704
TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du-
ty, 10". New,'only used once.
$420 or best offer.
(772)216-5092
TABLE SAW, CRAFTSMAN,10"
w/Extensions & Fence. $95.
(863)763-6629



DIRT DEVIL ULTRA, Handheld
vaccuum. Used twice, sacri-

VACUUM, Hoover: Bagless,
20 Amp. 4900 Turbo. $30.
(863)763-4098


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call863-63-763-5553
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm FeedProducts 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Suppliee/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865








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PAINT MARE, Beautiful, Tri
Colored, 6 yrs. old. Quarter
Horse/Mustang. Gaited 14.2
hh. $800. (863)357-3325




NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
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Both updated & new appl.
New paint Inside & out. New
carpet, complete. Avail for
Immediate occupancy. Call
for Info. 954-801-6158 or
772-597-6158
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const., car-
ort, storage shed, $265k.
61-236-0293.
RIVER OAK ACRES 3BR/2BA
CBS, 2 story, cent.a/c, on Kis-
simmee Rvr., CBS shop
28'x20', dock, sprinklers,
storm shutters, fenced bk.yd.
$495,000. (863)467-7407


15 ACRE FLORIDA RANCH
ESTATE Only $69,900! Short
Drive to the Gulf of Mexico
Just Minutes from 1-10.
Won't last! Call Nowl
(866)950-5263 Ext 650.


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CRANE SERVICE
C311 B0:: Crane S rvice In',
For a 1 yur lining nee&,
ukleernobet
(863)824-6100
Reasonable'Rates.


ALUMiJ.IUM DIVISIOli OF
O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
AluminumRoof Over.
Seawalls
(863)634-2044
COMPLETE
SITE PREPARATION
Land clearing, fill dirt, pad
work, excavating & grating.
.Free estimates.
(863)697-8071


RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No ob to big or small. Free
est mates. 863-467-2917
Lic.# 2349 & #5698



ARRESTED? ACCUSED? AC-
CIDENT VICTIM? HURT?
Talk to a lawyer Now. Call 24
Hours. Personal Injury and
Criminal Defense. A-A-A At-
torney Referral Service
(888)733-5342. Protect
YourRights.


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553



TREES/DEBRIS CLEARING
Residential & Comm'I.Senlor
Disc.,Affordable Rates. Prompt
& Reliable. (863)357-3981


A/C & HEAT 31/ Ton Coleman
for M:oiir, Home, $300.
(863)763-1370
AIR COND- 4 ton Carrier
w/pad, ice cold, $250
(863)675-2844
AIR CONDITIONERS (3) 5,000
BTU'S, Window, Style. Newly
services. $135 for all, will
sep. (561)676-0427


RANGE: Glass Top, Magic
Chef & REFRIGERATOR, GE.
$175 for both, i'ii sep.
(863)467-8723
STACKABLE W/D- Frigidaire,
,White, Like hew. $375.
(863)357-6949
STOVE, GE: Electric, Almond
color, self cleaning w/glass
door & clock. $50.
(863)763-1370
STOVE/OVEN & HOOD, White,
GE, electric. Good condition.
$100 or best offer,
(954)547-7333
WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
more, Both work perfectly.
$100. Will separate
(863)763-1361
WASHER & DRYER, Maytag.
$300 (863)763-3451
WHIRLPOOL WASHER &
DRYER *
Excellent condition. $400.
(863)697-6618


LADIES BICYCLE, Huffy, Red,
6 speed w/basket & bell.
Good condition. $45
(863)357-4188



SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $700.
(863)467-5756.


Rentals



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



N. of OKEE 2 Br, Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vldpasurfinthenet.net
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
incld'd. (863)357-3318


KINGS BAY, 2BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, CB'S home, W&D,
1100/mo. + 1st, last & sec.
863-467-6702/561-707-0878
Okeechobee House for Rent
3BR/2BA on Canal
$1,250/mo. & 1st, last & sec.
(863)763-2262 or 634-1000
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st &sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-2.16-1461



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

Real Estate



Business Places-
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1026
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property spection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




Laundry Mat: Est. 25 yrs., 32
washers / 33 dryers, Located
in pubic shopping center.
$225,000. (863)634-3312.


BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,.000
(863)763-1673
check out www.edanderson.us
OKEE. CO. 5 ACRES w/ 3
brm, 2ba, mob. hm $197K,
Call L. Gilbert, All Fla. Realty
Svcs.,(772)834-5474
OKEE., FSBO Taylor Creek
Waterfront CBS Home Ap-
. prox. 2350 sq ft. Air Cond,
410 sq ft Screen porch, 675
sq ft 2 car gar. 3br & 3ba,
LR w/Dining area. Lg FR,
New Maple cabinets w/tile
counters, New tile floors, Lg
laundry/pantry, Bonus rm.
New apple. Sec system,
sprinklers, Wood dock
w/Sea wall, Cement circular
driveway, New metal roof,
Paint & Landscape. Owners
moving Priced below re-
placement. $399,500.
772-519-2263 for Appt
OKEECHOBEE- FSBO, 3/2,
CBS, Oak Park, New metal
roof, hurricane shutters,
newly painted exterior, CA,
$175,500 (423)421-3815
ONE HOUSE TO MANY! 3br,
1iba, & 2br 2ba, 2 swimming
oools, 1 boat house. 1 dock,


BED, Queen, pillowtop mat-
ire ': o,.' spring & metal
irj-me 3 mos. old. Paid $900
askingg 1501 (863)634-8118
BED, QUEEN SIZE w/Head
Board Raji Box Spring & Mat-
ire;, Rert Classic Firm. $250.
(863i763-5011l
CHASE LOUNGE, Beige w/in-
nor mj';,ger & heat. Like
new 20i0 18'63)357-0672
COMPLETE DINING ROOM-
lir r. Glass top table, 6
chairs. Hutch/buffet, Light
wood 1600. (863)801-3815
COMPUTER DESK, 5 ft. long,
2 i iJrtp, 5 ft. tall. $125
l86'335.-4188
COMPUTER TABLE wood,
iirgn. lui4 of storage. Good
crrid $50 (863)697-661.8
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion $125 LeBelle
2.iy-822-5955
DRESSER. 40" Oak. $25
86 3 ,75-3032 after 6pm.
DRESSER, Tall, wooden. In
,uooi ,indition. $50
(954)547,-7333
END TABLES, 1 pair, 3
drawers. $25
(863)675-3032 after 6pm.
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
(863)467-5756
KITCHEN BUFFET/HUTCH,
white, w/glass, doors, good
condition, $25.
(863)634-8118 .
LOVESEAT, 60", dual recliner,
brown/navy plaid. $95
(863)612:9831
SECRETARY DESK- Cream,
Glass showcase on top, 4
drawers $200.
(239)503-4656
SLEEPER 3 CUSHION COUCH-
exc condition $250
(863)357-0365
SLEEPER LOVESEAT- very
nice $150 (863)357-0365
SMALL TABLE- good for.sew
machine, wooden, w/ 3 side
drawers $75 (863)824-8749
SOFA, BROYHIL: 3 Cushion
w/matching Loveseat & Otto-
man. Like new. Floral design.
$500. for all. (863)357-0672
SOFA, Floral: Excellent condi-
tion. $200. (863)357-0223
after 6pm.
SOFA, LOVESEAT & CHAIR-
dark multi colored, like new,
$550 (863)824-8749
TABLE- Oak, Round, 1 leaf, 2
chairs w/coasters. $100.
(863)763-7695
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SReal Estate for Sale, Houses,
' Land, Water-front. National
| Forest Frontage, Piedmont of
SNC. Iron Horse Properties,
(800)997-2248, www.iron-
horseauction.com,
NCAL#3936.



ALABAMA WATERFRONT
ACREAGE 2 hours from At-
lanta & the Coast Gated with
exceptional amenities, in-
cluding boat slips. 1/2 to 3
acres from the $40's. Near
great historic town. Call
(866)882-1107.
-ASHEVILLE, NC AREA
ACREAGE 1 to 8 acre par-
-cels. Gated community on 4
miles of riverfront. Superb
planned amenities. Excep-
tional mountain and river
sites. preview Phase II now!
c (866)292-5762.
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS.
FREE COLOR BROCHURE &
INFORMATION. MOUNTAIN
PROPERTIES W/ SPEC-
TACULAR VIEWS HOMES,
CABINS, CREEKS & INVEST-
MENT ACREAGE. Cherokee
Mountain GMAC Real Estate.
cherokeemountainrealty.com
(800)841-5868.
, Beware of Mortgage Compa-
Shies! They could charge you
up to $10,000 in closing
1 fees. Be educated before you
buy with our FREE CD and
workbook. www.FloddaMort-
SgageGuide.org or
(888)706-3885. Automated
request line.
Buyers Market Coastal North
Carolina 95-100% LTV Fi-
nancing Call CCL Inc. Realty
(800)682-9951.
,'CENTRAL TENNESSEE
ACREAGE Amazing rolling
vista views. 1 to 5 acre par-
cels from the $40's. Planned
Clubhouse, nature trails. 1 hr
to Chattanooga, 2 hrs to
Nashville. (866)292-5769.
Cool Western NC Mountains-
escape the heat, hurricanes
and high prices. Homes,
cabins, lots acreage, invest-
ments. Prudential Great
Smokys Realty, Downtown
Bryson City. Call
(877)476-6597.
GEORGIA/ NORTH CAROLINA
Captivating mountain views,
lakes, rivers, waterfalls.
Homesites' starting @
$39,900. Log home kits @
$39,900. Limited availability.
Call (888)389-3504 X700..
Gulf front ltul. $595k. Home:,
Starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
'' community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
,r- Christi, TX, www.cinnamon-
horeicoTi.t(866)89-5163
'KY DEEP WATER.PARCEL
S .3'8'. ;8 Jcre'i uveilooning Laf.
Barkley..90 into Nashville,
minutes to Land Between the
Lakes. Just $47,000. Won't
last! Owner (866)292-5769.


Lakefront and Lakeview Prop-
erties Nestled in the hills of
Tennessee on the shores of
pristine Norris Lake. Call
Lakeside Realty at
(423)626-5820 Or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
LOOKING TO OWN LAND? In-
vest in rural acreage
throughout America; coastal,
mountain, waterfront proper-
ties. 20 to 200 acres. For
FREE Special Land Reports:
w w w. Iandbu yer s-
guide.com/fl.
MAINE OCEANFRONT BAR-
GAIN 4+ Acres 220' water-
front only $149,900 5+
acres, ocean access only
$34,900. Enjoy spectacular
4+ acre oceanfront parcel
w/ over 220' of private
shoreline. Or relax on your
5+ acre ocean access lot w/
deeded access to gorgeous
private sandy beach. Sur-
veyed, soil tested, paved rd
in gated community. Great
owner financing. Call L&S
Realty (207)781-3343
coastalmaineland.com.
NEW TO MARKET! LAKE-
FRONT & EQUESTRIAN
PARCELS 7+ 'Acres-Eques-
trian Parcel- $209,900 8+
Acres- Direct Lakefront-
$269,900 2+ Acres Home-
site-$119,900 Located min-
utes from downtown
Jacksonville, FL. Prvate Gat-
ed Community. Miles of Bri-
die Trails, Rec. Area, Fishing
& Boating. Call: (877)JRC-
LAND Florida Land & Ranch-
es, LLC.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres with
frontage on very large pris-
tine creek, very private, ex-
cellent fishing, canoeing,
good access, near New Riv-
er Trail State Park, $39,500.
Owner (866)789-8535
www.mountainsofVA.com.
Western New Mexico Private
74 Acre Ranch $129,990
Mt. views, trees, rolling hills,
wildlife. Horseback riding,
hiking, ATV's, hunting. Per-
fect for family ranch,or re-
treat, electricity. 100%
financing. NALC
(866)365-2825.
WNC Mountains 2.06 Acres
w/ hardwood trees. Financ-
ing available only $31,995.
Private lake and river access.
This one wont last call today
(800)699-1289 or www.riv-
erbendlakelure.com.

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Mobile Homes i



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




BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/2BA,
No pets. 1 year lease required.
$650/mo. + $1200 sec.
(863)763-8535
RIM CANAL- 3/2, W/D includ-
ed, $950 + electric, $500
sec, Avail July. 1
(863)610-1817
Waterfront 3 bd/2 bth mobile
home 2547 SE 32nd St $1100
1st, last, $600 sepc Call
863-634-3312



JUST BRING YOUR CLOTHES
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba,
M/H Pk. in Okeechobee.. $28K
Negotiable. (305)345-2472
MUST SELL Lake Access,
Waterfront BHR. 3 BR, 1'/ Ba.
+ Efficiency apt. $117,500.
Make offer. (863)697-9424
PALM HARBOR HOMES Fac-
tory Model Center LARGEST
in America! Modular, Mobile
and Stilt Homes. Call for
FREE Color Brochures!
(800)622-2832.






Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skis 301$
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneus 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehieles/ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT- 11', Gore Hull, 231
V-6 Buick engine, New prop,
battery. Good trailer. Runs
good. $1600.863-697-0135
BASS BOAT, '90, Storm, 2000
Yamaha 175 riptide trolling
motor, Tandem axle trailer.
$13,500. (863)697-1344
BASS BOAT, Pro Craft 1984
171/2 Ft., 115 hp Mercury en-
gine. $2000. (772)216-2336
BASS TRACKER- '94, 18' Pro,
Aluminum, 75 hp Mercury.
$2500 Firm. In Moore Haven
(239)633-7173
BOAT: 15 F, Fiberglass w/otdr.
40 hp Mercury. New floors,
seats & carpet. Great boat!
$1200 neg. (863)634-0387
CABIN BOAT- Fiberform fly-
bridge, '80, 25', 5,7 Mercruiser
I/0. Trailer, All elerironn. .
incl'd.$2400.' 23'})369-9'725
JON BOAT, 12', aluminum,
w/trailer, like new, $75.0.
(863)228-2123


-WI

KONA JET BOAT, 454 V8,
Berkley J12 pump & 20ft gal-
vanized trailer, new. $2300 or
will separate. (561)876-6469
SEA KAYAKS, (2), 13/ ft.,
lightweight, fiberglass for
easy lifting, 35 lbs., both for
$600. (863)357-7406


CAMPER: Sleeps 6, A/C, New
fridge & sink. w/17 ft. fiber-
glass canoe & ores. All for
$2150 Neg.863-697-8731
EXTENSION BAR: For a trailer
hitch. Used to pull boat, camp-
er, etc. $200. neg.
(863)357-6113-
INTL AIRSTREAM '65- 26ft,
asking $1500 or best offer
. (863)763-3735


Seadoo, '95, runs good,
$1500 or best offer.
(863)673-6085
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
It In the clasRifttns.



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

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-
feds.


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
after 5pm.
KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR '01
CRUISER, 4300 mi., wind-
shield, saddlebags, 125cc,
$1250. (863)946-2677
SUZUKI SAVAGE '02, 650cc,
excellent condition. $2500,
(239)738-0359 after 5pm
SUZUKI VOLUSTIA INTRUDER
2002, Garage kept. 1 Owner.
1900 org. mls. $4,600 Firm.
Call (863)763-3451 Okee -
YAMAHA 2004, Custom, 650
cc + Extra's. 5600 miles. Ex-
cellent condition. $5500.
863-634-7156/467-1893'



ARTICAT DVX 250 06, 4
Wheeler. Auto., Like new.
Low hours. $3500 or best
, offer. Nick @863-697-0383
FOUR WHEELER, 90 cc, jsed
2 hrs., remote start/kill
w/alarm, great for beginners,
$1000. (863)697-9075
GO CARTS- (2) Manco 6.5hp
2 sealer new fires Murv3y
6np I ,atel'r. B:'in run grjal
$14:: .(863)674 0519
SUZUKI 125'83- w/Reverse..
Runs great! $400 or best offer
863-697-2434


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- '94,
White with rims. Stereo,
Leather int.-Runs & looks
great. $6000.863-673.-6266
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.
(863)673-6266
FORD TAURUS- '95, Good
condition. Cold A/C, Runs
great. $2400.
(863)610-0577
FORD TEMPO '93 runs good,
4 dr., auto, must sell!! $600.
863-634-1643
GEO METRO '92, 4dr hatch-
back, 73k, runs good, cheap
transportation. $800
(772)461-3276
HONDA CIVIC, '90, 4 cyl., new
paint, newer motor, etc.,
$1700 neg. (863)634-9620
Okee area
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
.(863)675-7105
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,
asking $1200
(863)467-2131 .,
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+ mls. $4,800.
(863)983-7997 Clewiston.
PONTIAC FIREBIRD 1993:
Needs front nose.' Runs great.
$800 or best offer.
(863)467-1290
SAAB COUPE- '92, Blue,
Leather seats, Sun roof.
Needs Alt. belt, $1200. Neg.
(863)675-7878 .
SATURN- '93,22 door, Needs
work $.350 ,r best offer.
1863iG67i-62t, .
TOYOTA CAMRY- 92 c iee,?"l
RFlj '. Piri-,orni F' T Sliul
,1 01:ii 3 7h.- Cr)0l cr
2 .;5'9-2923
TOYOTA CAMRY LE WAGON,
'90, V-6, $1350.
(863)357-0506


Pbic Notice


NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
I Sue M Cobb, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice
that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in OKEECHOBEE County, State of Florida,
on the SEVENTH day of NOVEMBER, A.D., 2006, to fill or retain the following of-
fices:.
United Stalen Senator i 1
epresentatve n congress: District 16
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Attorney General
Chief Financial Officer
Commissioner of Agriculture
State Senator: District 28
State Representative: Districts 78 and 79
Supreme Court: Retention of Three Justices
Fourth District Court ofAppeal: Retention of Five Judges
Circuit Judge, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit: Groups 3,5,8,12 and 19
County Court Judge: Group 1
School Board: Districts 13 and 5
County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4
Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1,2,3,4 and 5
IN Testimony Whereof, I Hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the
State of Florida, at Tallahassee, The Capital, this Twelfth day of Junel, A.D., 2006.
Sue M. Cobb
Secretary of State
146175ON 7/5,12/06


AUTO WANTED:
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/ Truck. Please call
(954)561-2776.



FORD BRONCO '93- 4x4,
$2500 or best offer, will con-
sider van ,in trade
(239)839-4883
JEEP CHEROKEE 1986, 4x4,
Runs good. Nice interior.
$900. or best offer.
(863)467-8723




%&lbert
GOLF CARS




OYAMAHA ,
New & Used






F350 DUMP TRUCK '88- good
running 7.3 diesel, good
tires, needs clutch, $995 neg
(561)633-1371


COIL SPRINGS- 3, For Dodge
3/4 TON '2004 & up. $150.
or will separate.
(863)634-3070
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.
$395. (561)996-7069
TIRES: 2, Michelin iR9 5,
' L F' n 1'w }.100 ,lji O in, wIIll'
.sep. (863)763-6529
TOOL BOX: Diamond Plated,
Aluminum Cross Over Box for
small pick up. Lock works.
$125 neg. (863)357-1517


TRANSMISSION- Turbo 700,
rebuilt with rebuilt converter.
$350. br best offer.
(863)467-8856


CHEVY 1500-'88, Ext. cab

Runs good, Cold A/C,
$2450. 863-675-0107 or
786-255-8096 LaBelle
CHEVY S10, '96, 4 cyl., manu-
al transmission, needs timing
belt, $1000. (863)634-6115
FORD '86, V8, 1 ton rear end,
8ft bed, glass fenders, great
shape. Runs great. $800
(561)876-6469
FORD F150 '83, Topper,
straight six, good tires, no
spark. $200 (863)357-3244
FORD F350 1985, 12 Ft.
Dump, Diesel. Runs &
Works. Good for farm or fix.
$950. (863)763-4149
GMC PICK UP 1986, $1400.
(863)467-4449
ISUZU- '84, Diesel, 5 spd, 50
MPG. Runs good. $2000.
(863)357-3981
TRUCKS (6) F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors., $1500 or best
offer. (561)633-1371


FORD EXPEDITION '99- black,
Ithr int, loaded, new tires, up-
graded sound system $9000
neg (863)801-4196
GMC JIMMY 4X4 '94 cold
a/c, auto, p/w, p/I, runs good.
$1800. (863)467-5052
GMC SUBURBAN '94, Fair
shape, blown head gasket.
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
PLANNING BOARD/BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND APPEALS
NOTICE: The Planning BordBard of Adjustment and Appeals of the City
of Okeechaobee, Florida will meet on Tuesday, July 20, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. or
as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55
Southeast 3 Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee,
Florida. The items of consideration at this meeting are:
* Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale
Future Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 06-013-SSA. Steven
Dobbs is the applicant on behalf of owner InSite Development Group. The
application Is to change the Future Land Use designationfrom Single Family
(SF) to Multi-Family (MF) for vacant property located between Northwest
121h and 13th Streets and Northwest 5th and 8th Avenues. Legal descrip-
tion: Lots 1 to 26 of Block 12; Lots 1, 2, 3, 9 less the East 32.50 feet of
Lot 9, and 10 to 26 of Block 21; Lots 1 to 6 of Block 22, Okeechobee, Plat
Book 1, Page 10, and Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records. Okeechobee,
County, Florida and is approximately 9,159 acre(s). The proposed use of
the property Is to construct a Multi-Family Development. This application is
associated with Petition 06-011-R and was deterred from tire May 23,
2006, and the June 27, 2006 meetings.
* Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Rezoning Application No. 06-
011-R. Steven Dobbs is the applicant on behalf of owner InSite Development
Group. The application is to change the zoning designation from Residential
Single Family-One (RSF-1) to Residential Multiple Family (RMF) for vacant
property located between Northwest 12th and 13th Streets and Northwest
than 8th Avenues. Legal description: Lots 1to 26 of Block 12; Lots 1,
2,3,9 less the East 32.50 feet of Lot 9 and 10 to 26, of Block 21; Lots 1 to
6 of Block 22, Okeechobee, Plat Book1, Page 10, Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public
Records, Okeechobee, County, Florida and Isapproimately 9.,159 acre(s).
This petition Is associated with application 06-013-SSA and was deferred
from the May 23, 2006 and the June 27, 2006 meetings.
* Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoning Application No. 06-005-.
R. Craig M. Hackl submitted the application on behalf of property owners
H20 Holdings, LLC. The application is to change the zoning designation for
Parcel 1 from Residential Mobile Home (RMH) to Heavy Comrnercial (CHV)
and Parcel 2 from Holding (H) to Heavy Commercial (CHV), for vacant
unplatted property located North of East North Park Street (Sate Road 70
East, across from the Post Office). Legal description: A parcel of land lying
in Section 15 Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, I
Florida and being more particularly described as follows: Parcel 1:
Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 15; then ,- ii,,, !,
South ine of said Section 15, South 69 degrees 2 teet 40 r ...
486.26 feet to a point on the South line of Section 15; their.
degrees 57 feet, 20 inches West, 63.49 feet; thence North 00 degrees 16
feet 59 inches West, 250.90 feet; thence South 89 degrees 54 feet 49 Inch-
es West, 186.29 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue along said
line South 89 degrees 54 feet 49 Inches West, 674.15 feet; thence North 00
degrees 13 feet 56 West, 943.60 feet; thence North 89 degrees 10 feot 001
Inches East, 336.67 feet; thence North 00 degrees 15 feet 28 inches West,
.49.99 feet; thence North 89 degrees 9 feet 9 inches West, 336.64 feet;
thence South 00 degrees 16 feet 59 inches East, 1002.57 feet to the Point
of Beginning. Approximately 15.05 acres. Parcel 2: Commence at the
Southeast corner of said Section 15; thence South along the South line of
said Section 15, South 89 degrees 2 feet40 inches West, 486.26 feet to a
point on the South line of Section 15; thence North 60 degrees 57 feet 20
Inches West, 63.49 feet; thence North 00 degrees 16 feet 59 inches West,
250.90 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence, South 89 degrees 54 feet 49
Inches West, 186.29 feet; thence North 00 degrees 16 feet 59 inches West.
276.78 feet; thence North 89 degrees feet 40 nches East, 186.3 feet;
thence South 00 degrees 16 feet 59 Inches East, 279.61 feet to the Point of
B egnning. Approximately 1.19 aces. This application was deferred from
the May 23, 2006 and the June 27, 2006 meetings.
* Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Rezoning Application No. 06-
owners The application is to change the zoning designation from
Re.Idential Multiple Family (RM)to Light Commercial (CLT) forproperty
located at 216 Southwest 3rd Avenue. Legal deascption: Lots 1 and 1
of Block 175, City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records,
Okeechobee, County, Florida and Is approximately 0.325 acress), This
application was deferred from the June 27,2006 meeting.
* Consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens,
to the Comprehensive Plan, which include the Land Development
RegulaIons (LDR's) and render a recommndMdastion to the City Council for
consideration and final adoption. r
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow
mechanical and repar services within a Heavy Commercial (CHV) Zooing
District (ref. LDR's Sec. 90-283(7)) submitted by property owners, James
and Josephine Baughman. The sabjact property is located at 1505 C South
Parrott Avenue. Legalhdescrption: OR Bosk 237, Page 1537, Parcel 1:
Beginning at the Northeast comer of Section 28, Townhip 37 South, Range
35 East, run South 100 feet; thence run West 361 feet more or less to the
East boundary line of Parrott Avenue; thence run North along the East
boundary line of Parrott Avene 100 feet to the North line of.-said Section
28; thence run East 361 feet more or less to the Point of Beginning. Lying
in and compdsing a part of North East one-quarter of the North East one-
quarter of Section 28, Township 37 South, Range 35 .East, Okeechobee
County, Florida; Parcel 2: Beginning at the South West comer of Lot 5 of
Block 50, First Addition to South Okeechobee, according to the plat thereof
recorded In Plat Book 1, Page 17 of the public records of Okeechobee
County, Florida; thence run Nolth 57 feet; thence East 180 feet; thence
South 57 feet; thence West 180 feet to the Point of Beginning. Lying in and
comprising a part Lots 4 and 5 of Block 50, First Addition to South
Okeechobee, of'the aforementioned Plat Book and Page, Okeechobee
County, Florida and is approximately 1.06 acress. Petition No. 06-0c6-SE.
This application was deferred from the June 27, 2006 meeting,
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General
Series Office, Rm 101 at.City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863)
763-3372 x 218. Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment and
Appeals will serve as the decision making body (quasi-judicial), on behalf
of the City, to approve or deny Special Exceptions or Vsariance
Application(s). The Planning Board will make recommendations to the City
Council for consideration and final adoption of Comprehensive Pan
Amendments, Rezoning Appilcations and Land Development Regulations
(LDR's) Amendments.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that If any person desires to appeal
any decision madeby the Planning Board/Board tof Adjustments and Appeals
with respect to any matterconsidered at this meeting .: r,.-,,,,v., *,-in ,:.,g i,'.
ensure a verbatim record of theproceedings is made ,.i., r,. d,:,:, ,,,,,:
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Tapes
are used for the sole purpose of back-up for the Clerk's Office
In accordance ,ir, rr,ve tTr ,w.,-r with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida
State 286.2, persons win iusaulllties needing special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding shoAuld contact Betty Clement, no later than
two workingg days priorto the proceeding ast 863-763-3372 x 218; if you
are hearing or voice Impaired, ca o TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-88-
447-5620 (TTY).
BY:. Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator


Community Events


:Class of '77 readies for reunion
The Okeechobee High School Class of 1977 will meet on Tuesday,
'- July 18, at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., at 6 p.m.
:' Final preparations are being made for their 30th class reunion. For
,information call Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101, Cindi
Bennett Hortman at (863) 697-9817 or Toni Bennett Doyle at (863)
634-9491.

Chamber Coffee Klatch planned
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch
Swill be held Thursday, July 20, at Brennan Eye Care; 710 S. Parrott
Ave., beginning at 8 a.m. For information, call (863) 467-0595.

Church hosting VBS
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their
S vacation Bible school July 24- 28 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. for ages
kindergarten through sixth grade. The theme is Son Treasure Island.
: Coach Rick Andreassen, founder and athletic director of the Christian
Home School Athletic Association of Florida, will be the featured
speaker at the closing session Friday, July 28. For information, call
(863) 763-0550.

Fountain of Life plans VBS
The Fountain of Life Chfirch, 1302 S.W 32nd St., will hold its vaca-
tion Bible school July 24-29 from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme for this year
is Cruise the Amazon A Journey to Discover Jesus. For information,
call (863) 763-6602 or (863) 467-5503.

SBasinger Baptist Church plans VBS
The First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N., is hosting a
.' vacation Bible school July 24 -July 28 from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme
for this year is Artic Edge. Children in grades one through 12 are invit-
ed. For information, call (863) 763-0437.

Sporting clay shoot planned
A sporting clay fun shoot and family barbecue will be held Satur-
day, July 29, at the Square One Sporting Clay Club, 7500 S.R. 70,
which is 7 miles west of U.S. 27. The event will be held from 8 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. and is being sponsored by the Highlands, Glades and
SOkeechobee Democratic Party. Local politicians will also be in atten-
Sdance. For information, contact Pat Brennan at (863) 447-0737.

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
S 'Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 California Blvd., in Port St. Lucie.
Guardians 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 reference check and attend
-30 hours of training that will include courtroom observation and inde-
pendent 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 Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

Parent education classes offered
SThe Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
- parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. 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. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.


Legion forming new unit
American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St., of Okeechobee has
formed a new unit that will be known as the American Legion Post
#64 social membership. Members may not be eligible for American
Legion, Auxiliary or Sons of thee Amer adn Legion membership.
Prospective members may not have been convicted of a felony. Appli-
cations are available at the American Legion. Applications will be
screened by the social membership committee.

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

Center offers parenting classes
.The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7
until 8 p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity
to "purchase" items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not be
held during the month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859;
or, (863) 697-6320.

Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be
part of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade.
To become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (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 conditions acceptable. Diabetes and blood
pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all
donors.

Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.

Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations
for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the
fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.

Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please
send information via e-mail to: ohsl987reunion@hotmail.com

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to
expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games,


card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any. ideas, contact
Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come
down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.

Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829;
Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Mari-
on Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and
provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil
Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace, education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.

Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS_97_reunion@yahoo.com.

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Wilma
Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross
receipt.

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W Fifth St.

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 look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests,
peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
on Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set an
appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.


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