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Vol. 97 No. 187 Thursday, July 6,2006 504 Plus tax


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Inside

ero woman charged
with trafficking meth
A routine, traffic stop of a
speeding pickup truck ended
with the driver- of the vehicle
being arrested on drug traf-
ficking charges.
Amanda E. Fields, 30, was
arrested on a felony charge of
trafficking in methampheta-
,mines. Fields, of a S.W. 17ih
St. address in Vero Beach, was
also charged with the misde-
meanors of possession 'of
marijuana under 20 grams,
possession of drug parapher-
nalia and driving while license
suspended. She was booked'
into the Okeechobee County
Jail under a $20,000 bond..
According to jail records,
she has since posed her
bond. ':
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Track & field stars
bring home awards
I Twenty-six participants
traveled to New Smyrna
Beach on Saturday, June 24 to
compete in the Hershey Track
& Field State Meet.
The Okeechobee girls
swept the Girls Softball
Throw, taking first place,in all
three age groups.
Erena Billie successfully
defended her two-year cham-
pionship with another first
place finish in the Girls Soft-
ball Throw competition, this
time in the 11-12 division.
Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 501
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.04 feet

Lake level
LastYear:
16.26 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

Index
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Comics......... ...9
Community Events ....4
Crossword ......... 10
Obituaries ....... :3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............... 6
TV ...............11
Weather ............ 2
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City sets hurricane


Plans help
with response
during emergency
By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Ever since hurricanes blasted
through .the area the last two
years, Okeechobee city leaders


are keeping a
closer eye on
the weather
and updating
emergency
response
plans.
City Admin-
istrator Brian
Whitehall said
on Wednes- Brian
day, July 5, that Whitehall


v emergency planning is part of his
Swice-monthly staff meetings and
it will continue throughout the
rh hurricane season.. -
Recently, Mr. Whitehall, City
ol Okeechobee Fire Chief Herb
Smith, City of Okeechobee Police
Chief Denny Davis and others
attended a hurricane prepared-
jiess workshop in Fort Laud-
erdale. They brought back
.nuggets of information that they


Relaxing day: Families keep cool at the pool


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Twins Erika (left) and Rebecca Ugland hurriedly climb theEtaifs to take another trip
down the water slide at the community pool at'the O'k6eeibe- County Sports Complex
on the Fourth of July. : ,


have either begun to implement
or are considering..
The police department has a
preparedness manual, and the
fire and public works depart-
ments are preparing one. The
manuals outline step-by-step
procedures for what emergency
staff members are to do before,
.during, and after a hurricane. Mr.
Whitehall meets with Gene
O'Neill, director of the local


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 39-year-old bicyclist that
was reportedly hit by a. speed-
ing pickup truck last weekend
died Tuesday morning of his
injuries.
Alejandro Lemus, 24, of
Lake Worth, was arrested early
Sunday
morning
arnd booked
into the
Okeechobee
County Jail
on charges I
of driving
under the
(DUI) vitI
serious bod- Alejandro
ily injury and Lemus
reckless
driving. Tuesday, July 4, he was
charged with DUI-manslaugh-
ter. His bond is currently set at
$220,000.


plan

emergency management office,
to develop and update the manu-
als.
Highlights'of the emergency
procedures include the follow-
ing:
send a member of the fire
department to the police depart-
ment to assist with dispatch pur-

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The bicyclist, Juan Lucas-
'Pedro, of Okeechobee, was
pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m.
on July, 4 at Holmes Regional
Medical Center in Melbourne,
said Lieutenant William
Markham -of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCS).
Lt. Markham said an autop-
sy was tentatively scheduled to
be performed sormietime on
Wednesday, July 5.
An OCSO report by Deputy
John AshbN indicated that the
accident took place in the 5000
block of S.R. 70 E.,His report
stated that while on patrol in
that area he met an oncoming
pickup truck traveling at a high
rate of speed
Deputy Ashby said his radar
indicated the 2002 Ford F-150
Lightning was traveling .at a
speed of 112 mph..
The crash reportedly
occurred when Lemus lost
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This family of sunbathers Samantha Maddox (front), Diane Maddox (second), Pete
Maddox (third), and Sharon Edward (back) (Diane's sister) enjoy their favorite books
while sunbathing at the Okeechobee County Sports Complex pool July 4. No hotel
rooms were available, so.they drove the 19-hour trip from Indianapolis together by van
to visit Diane and Sharon's mother, who has lived in Okeechobee for 20 years. Fourth
of July celebrations will find them grilling pork chops at the home of their mother and
step-father, Veteran Joe Helm. Their plans include waving lighted sparklers in the
evening sky (with a bucket of water nearby).


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July 4th lifeguard
Amy Lambertl works as lifeguard at the Okeechobee
County Sports Complex pool on July 4 for the dozen or so
people who wanted to cool off from the late morning sun.


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Vero woman charged with trafficking meth


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A routine traffic stop of a
speeding pickup truck ended with
the driver of the vehicle .being
arrested on drug trafficking
charges.
Amanda E. Fields, 30, was
arrested on a felony charge of traf-
ficking in methamphetamines.
Fields, of a S.W. 17th St. address in
Vero Beach, was also charged
with the misdemeanors of pos-
session of marijuana under 20
grams, possession of drug para-
phernalia and driving while
license suspended. She was
booked into the Okeechobee


County Jail under a $20,000 bond.
According to jail records, she
has since post-
ed her bond.
A report by
Okeechobee
County Sher-
iff's Office
(OCSO)
Deputy Donald
Ellis indicates
that while run-
ning radar on Amanda E.
U.S. 441 N. in Fild E
the Fort Drum Fields
area he
clocked a GMC Sierra pickup trav-
eling at a speed of 90 mph.
After stopping the truck, the


deputy ran a computer check on
Fields'. driver's license and
learned that it had been suspend-
ed. While speaking with her, the
deputy stated in his report that he
saw a set of electronic scales on
the center seat next to Fields. He
indicated in his report that the
scales were similar to those that
are commonly used to weigh nar-
cotics.
Following the arrest of Fields,
the deputy began a search of the
truck. His report indicates that he
found two partial cigarettes sus-
pected of containing marijuana.
He also reportedly found a zip-
pered pouch that contained two
plastic bags. One bag contained a


white powder that weighed 6.6
grams, while the other bag con-
tained a similar substance that
weighed 11.7 grams
According to the report, both
of the powder substances field
tested positive for the presence of
methamphetamine.
Deputy Ellis went on to say
that he also found another clear
plastic bag containing a green,
leafy substance that weighed 9.8
grams. A field test of that sub-
stance tested positive for the pres-
ence of marijuana.
Besides the criminal charges,
Fields was also issued a citation
for excessive speed.


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News Briefs

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 Conservationr
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and
Everglades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and
will be even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of
an outboard motor.

Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to iden-
tify the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business
owners located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which
is the target district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are
urged to participate.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritiz-
ing projects that will help the business community direct issues of
concern to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website
www.mainstreetokeechobee.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 third
Tuesday 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 Commis-
sioner'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.


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control of his truck after passing
another vehicle. The deputy's
report said the truck driven by
Lemus tried to return to the west-
bound'lane of S.R. 70 but he lost
control and the truck slid side-
ways until it hit a fence, then a
tree.
As the deputy approached the
truck, he reportedly saw a bicycle
hanging under the rear. bumper.
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lying on the ground in a pasture,
approximately 150 to 200 feet
away from where the pickup, had
come to rest.
The. deputy also wrote that
when he approached the truck,
there were two men sitting in the
pickup's bed. The men, he report-
ed, were thrown from the cab of
the truck through the rear win-
dow and into the bed.,
Lemus was transported to
Raulerson Hospital where he was
treated and released. Upon his
medical release, he was arrested
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poses; namely, to dispatch staff to
the fire department;
develop a plan for the fami-
lies of emergency city employees.
The thrust of this procedure is to
help give the workers needed
peace of mind so they can be
more effective in helping others
through an emergency knowing
their own families are taken care
of;
review structural soundness
of city buildings and identify
which city buildings are the best


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haven for employees to gather;
solicit nonessential employ-
ees to voluntarily help at distribu-
tion centers afterthe hurricane;
adopt a curfew immediately
after a storm not just during
the night to free up city streets
for emergency personnel; and,
consider the feasibility of a
sandbag program for high flood-
prone areas in the city.
The city is in the process of
purchasing two satellite phones
- the sheriff's office and emer-
gency management office already
have the phones. Mr. Whitehall
said he directed the purchase at
the mid-June staff meeting.


Lotteries

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VisionQuest students



honored for achievements


Highwaymen Artists recently gathered to teach area children how to paint.


Artists introduce children


The Madalyn Florida girls pro-
grams at VisionQuest celebrated
their academic achievements on
June 27.
The congress was kicked off
by Zena Hamilton signing the
National Anthem. Over 150 stu-
dents were recognized for their
academic achievements in the
areas of math, science, English,
social studies and other diverse
categories. There were also stu-
dent performances including
"Step Group", poetry readings,
musical performances and the
VisionQuest Choir.
In addition, eight students
received their high school diplo-
mas during a huge ceremony to
recognize their accomplish-
ment. This is largest number of


graduates since the programs
opening in 2001.
In attendance were various
people from the community
including Superintendent of
Schools for the Okeechobee
County School District Dr. Patri-
cia Cooper, who gave the gradu-
ates some words of encourage-
ment.
Visitors were invited to attend
a luncheon and to witness aca-
demic activities going on
throughout the day, which
included an Academic Bowl and
educational scavenger hunt.
VisionQuest is a residential
youth services organization that
empowers kids to gain skills and
knowledge through therapy,
extraordinary experiences and


staff support. The program pro-
tects the public by teaching at-
risk young women to develop
greater pride, self-control, com-
munity connection and the abili-
ty to deal with life's challenges in
a more mature way.
VisionQuest provides a safe
and structured learning environ-
ment where young women
learn to relate successfully to
themselves, their families, and
the community.
For information on Vision-
Quest programs across the
county, please contact Vision-
Quest at visionquest@vq.com;
or, call the VisionQuest eastern
office at (610) 486-2280 or the
VisionQuest western office at
(520) 881-3950.


to the

The campus is usually
eter and a whole lot less co
this time of the year, but la
Florida Atlantic Univers
Lucie West campus was sp
with smiles and brightene
palettes of more than 30
ages 6 to 17 and a handful
da Highwaymen. Every s
Children's Home Society
cooperation with a grou
famed Highwaymen ai
introduce area children
magic of art and imaginat
the power of the palette.
the children involved in thl
Art Camp are residents of
dren's Home Society's
homes, or reside in are
homes. Many are looking
manent adoptive homes
were delighted with the op
ty to learn from the masters
After some brief instruc
exercises to get the create
flowing, the children were
three groups, each with
artist and several assistants
at blank canvases, the
patiently guided the very en
tic students through the pi
creating a masterpiece of t
own. Over the course of
dayworkshop, each child
two paintings with the hel]
famous mentors, while in
a few doors down, the teei


magic of A]

a bit qui- idents of the Children's Home Soci-
olorful at ety Girls Group Home worked with
3st week; shells, coral, and other items from
ity's St. the ocean to create lush seascape
flattered sculptures. Some were brightly col-
d by the ored and elicited the dreamy feel of
children the ocean's floor, wile others
I of Flori- selected soft corals'and soothing
summer, neutral pieces to translate the
works in peaceful silence of our deep blue,
p of the neighbor to the east.
artists to Whether they were wielding
to the hot glue guns- or a handful of
ion, and brushes and a dollop of ochre,
Many of each child walked away from the
is year's experience feeling more in touch
the Chil- with the creative artist within. That
group was precisely thepoint for the
:a foster Highwaymen involved, including
for per- original Highwaymen James Gib-
, and all son and MaryAnn Carroll, the only
)portuni- female original.Highwayman; sec-
s., ond generation Highwaymen
:tion and artists Kelvin Hair and Roy McLen-
ve juices don, Jr.; sea sculpture artist Steve
split into Noel; and local watercolor artist
its own Judy Coffman. Volunteers and staff
s. Staring from Children's Home Society, an
e artists organization which has been help-
nthusias- ing improve the lives of children for
process of more than 100 years, were gratified
heir very and inspired by the experience: "It
the two was positively breathtaking to
created watch the children go from a blank
p of their canvas to a beautiful landscape
a studio painting in two short days," said
nage res- CHS volunteer and FAU employee


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Beverly Sargent, who coordinated
the Art Camp. "Watching the trans-
formation on their faces was equal-
ly heartwarming, because you
knew they.were leaving this experi-
ence feeling really good about
themselves and aware of an ability
and talent they never even knew
they possessed."
Established in 1902 as an
orphanage in Jacksonville, the
Children's Home Society of Florida
today is the state's largest statewide
non-profit organization providing
the full range of adoption services.
Locally, 44 adoptable foster chil-
dren are waiting for their forever
families. Many of these children are
considered hard to place because
they are older or have brothers and
sisters who. want to be adopted
together.
The Art Camp, which was
made possible by donations from
WPSL Christmas Kids and McAlis-
ter's Deli, is held every summer in
cooperation with Florida Atlantic
University, area artists including the
Original Florida Highwaymen, and
other members of the community.
To learn more about the program
offered by Children's Home Soci-
ety, contact the organization at
(772) 489-5601, extension 239, or
visit their website www.chsfl.org.


VFW barbecue
VFW # 9528 held their 12th Annual Fourth of July barbecue. An estimated 225 dinners
were sold with about 200 people attending the event. VFW members and guests are:(left
to right), Jack Law, Jim Morgan, Don South, Mike Hall, Phyllis Fish, Frank Gabor, Boots
Deatherage, and Tim Libby.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Independence Day Riders
This was the scene in the parking lot of Beef O'Brady's the evening of July 4. Chobee
Christian Cycles sponsored a bike rally which they hope to continue every Tuesday
evening. Organizers were hoping to create a family atmosphere gathering before families
headed out to watch the fireworks.


Obituaries


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Charles Francis
Keels, Sr.
Charles Francis Keels, Sr. age-
82 of Buckhead Ridge, died July
2, 2006 at his residence.
He was born Jan. 25, 1924, in
Lydia, S.C. and was a resident of
Buckhead Ridge for 12 years. Mr.
Keels was formerly of West
Palm Beach. He was a member
of the.Harmonia Lodge #138 of
West Palm Beach for 59 years
and was' a disabled WWII
Marine Vet. He was also an avid
hunter and fisherman.
He is preceded in death by
his son, Frank Wilson Keels.
He is survived by his loving
wife and high school sweetheart
of 61 years, Alberta Keels of
Okeechobee; daughter Laura Jo
Keels of Ocala, son, Charles
(Tamra) Keels, Jr. of Lake
Worth, grandchildren, Ryan and
Corey of Okeechobee, and
Nicholas and Joshua of Lake
Worth.
The family has decided not to
hold visitation or services at this
time.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.

Bessie H. Lowry
Bessie H. Lowry, age 103, of
North Palm Beach Gardens, died
July 4, 2006 at her residence.
She was born March 3, 1903 in
Magnolia, Ill. and was a resident
of Moore Haven for 30 years.
She was a member of the VFW
of Moore Haven and also
enjoyed gardening.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, Gregory Lowry.
She is survived by her brothI
er-in-law, Frank S. (Della Mae)
Lowry, of Fort Lauderdale,
niece, Betty Jo (Dave) McGhee
of Jupiter, and her longtime
friend, Pat Gaylon of Moore


Haven.
The family has decided not to
hold visitation or services at this
time.


All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


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$190,000 a day, according to a weekly news magazine. They are also
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LEITER: Mr. Pritchard's' letter is logical and well balanced. However,
he imposes his beliefs on others regarding abortion and gay marriage.
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Letter to the Editor

in support of their eyes, limbs and lives for us.
SSupI don't think any American
Peter Browning approves of such action.
T i t a If you are serious about want-
This is to all unhappy Democ- ing to correct these problems,
rats and Republicans: do you feel please call Peter Browning at
that your representatives in Wash- (386) 497-3839. He is with the
ington aren't representing you? America First Party. They are ,
They give your money to for- already on the ballot and if you
eign countries that don't like us want to help he will be glad to
and then cut services and benefits hear from you.
to our service personnel who give Vee Kleinfelder


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 will be held Thursday, July 20, at Brennan Eye Care, 710 S.
Parrott Ave., beginning at 8 a.m. For information, call (8B63) 467-
0595.


Church hosting VBS


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Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold
their vacation Bible school July 24-28 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. for
ages kindergarten through sixth grade. The theme is Son Trea-
sure Island. Coach Rick Andreassen, founder and athletic direc-
tor 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 Church, 1302 S.W 32nd St., will hold its
vacation Bible school July 24-29 from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme
for this year is Cruise the Amazon A Journey to Discover Jesus.
For information, call (863) 763-6602 or (863) 467-5503.

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

Sporting clay shoot planned
A sporting clay fun shoot and family barbecue will be held
Saturday, 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 High-
lands, Glades and Okeechobee Democratic Party. Local politi-
cians will also be in attendance. For information, contact Pat
Brennan at (863) 447-0737 .




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Upcoming Events

Thursday
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 (863) 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 your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available.
For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. 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. iri 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 Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All
Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For information, contact
Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take. Off Pounds Sensibly 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 Fletch-
,er 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 relationships. The. support groups are held every
Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-
0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the
One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representa-
tives will be available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage 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 information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens 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 care-
givers 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 SupportcGroupHospice 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 opportunity for caregivers to give
one another support, information and ideas. The meetings,are
held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863)
467-2321.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For information, contact.
Ollie Morgret at (800) 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, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in
Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For infor-
mation, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A 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 Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call
(863) 467-9833.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker
and also an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in .Buckhead Ridge. For
information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.

Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okee-
chobee, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the
month beginning at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all
Christian singers and musicians are welcome to take part. For
information, contact the church at (863) 763-6869; Pastor Lee
Minton at (863) 763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-
6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30
a.m., at the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for
ride at 8 a.m., weather permitting. For information on the ride for
the week or any questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863)
610-1841, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie lzzo at
(863) 634-6257.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade
Mission, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of educa-
tion include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues;
domestic violence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus,
educational materials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340
or (863) 357-6248, for information.
A.A meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-


rott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11
a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For infor-
mation, call Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the Coun-
ty 4-H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would
like to be part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign
up at the Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday
through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call
the extension office at (863) 763-6469.

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


Community Events

Early Learning group won't meet in July
There will be no meeting in July for the full coalition of the
Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee Counties, Inc.
For information, call (772) 849-8120.

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 Resi-
dence.

Gospel sing planned
Gospel Lighthouse, at the Christian Seventh Day Baptist
Church, 914 W North Park St., will host a gospel sing, Friday, July
7, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a variety of singing and music as well
as fellowship. For information call Pastor Hampton (863) 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 pro-
gram 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 safe-
ty day on Saturday, July 8, at Flagler, Parks 3 and 4 from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. There will be refreshments, fun activities and safety
presentations from identity theft to wild animal safety.

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 rfural dedication on Mon-
day, July 10, at 203 N. Parrott at 6:30 p.m. Artists involved in paint-
ing 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
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police.
Department, Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
ers and the Okeechobee City Council will be offering a safe alter-
native to door-to door trick-or-treating this. year by holding a free
Halloween Festival 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.

Early Learning committee to meet
Okeechobee County Advisory'and Provider committee of the
Early Learning Coalition meeting will be held Wednesday, July'12,
at 12:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Health Department, 1728 N.W.
Ninth Ave., in Okeechobee. For information, call (.772) 489-8120.

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

Coalition's assessment group to meet
The Program Quality Assessment Committee of the' Early
Learning Coalition will meet Thursday, July 13, at 9 a.m: in the
Early Learning Coalitionconference room, 2-115 S. 29th St., north
portable, in Fort Pierce. For information, call (772) 849-8120.

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 fellow-
ship 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 month-
ly 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 informa-
tion, call (863) 357-8680.

Coalition panel will meet
The program quality assessment committee of the Early Learn-
ing Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties,
Inc., will meet July 13 at 9 a.m. at the Early Learning Coalition
Conference Room, 2415 S. 29th St., in Ft. Pierce.

FOE hosting benefit
The Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will hold a
benefit for Jennifer Bussey, who was severely burned in a grease
fire, on Saturday, July 15, at 2 p.m. The cost for pork plates will be
$7. An auction will be held.

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.


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. Reg-
istration 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 parents 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 exciting Bible stories. It is free for grades one through
six and space is limited. For information, call (863) 467-7625.









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Local stars bring home awards


Submitted to Okeechobee News
National champion
Justin Morgan was on the mound for Okeechobee Sunday
against Sebring. The Okeechobee team won the nail biter
3-2, moving them on in tournament competition.


Submitted to Okeechobee News

Golfer shoots hole-in-one
Tootle Kenny (right) celebrated with her husband Bill
Kenny (left) after Mr. Kenny recently shot his first hole-in-
one at the KOA golf course on hole number seven, a 146-
yard, per three hole. Mr. Kenny used a five-iron and a
number seven Crystal ball.


Sports Briefs

Pop Warner grid sign-ups slated
Pop Warner football and cheerleading sign-ups will take place at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex on July 1 and July 15 from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m.
The registration fee is $75. In order to register you must bring the
child's last report card, a current year physical from your doctor and a
copy of the child's birth certificate.
For information, call co-presidents James Shockley at (863) 634-
3482 or Albion Crowell at (863) 697-2576.
Oakview Baptist sponsors sports camp
Oakview Baptist Church will sponsor a Sports Camp July 10-14 at
the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave.
There will be two separate sessions. The first session will be from 9
until 11:30 a.m. and will feature baseball for boys and soccer for girls.
The second session will be from I until 3:30 p.m. and will feature soft-
ball for girls and soccer for boys.
The cost of the camp will be $60 per person all day (includes
lunch), or $45 per person for the half-day session. The camp is open to
children age 4 through sixth grade.
For information, contact Rusty Brooks at (863) 763-1699.
To enroll stop by the church office at 677 S.W. 32nd St., or go to the
church web site at www.oakviewbaptist.org.
Bass club hosts benefit tourney
Taylor Creek Bass Club will host a benefit team tournament on July
15 at Okee-Tantie Marina to help defray costs of sending the members
of the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. to state competition on Sept. 30 at
Lake Toho.
The tournament will be a "pick your own partner" tourney with a
70-30 payback. The entry fee will be $100 and can be paid at the ramp
on the morning of the tournament.
For information, contact George Marshall, Jr. at (863) 634-8145 or
Charlie Hays at (863) 763-2332.
OHS to host volleyball match
Okeechobee High School will host an alumni volleyball match at
Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th St., on Friday, July 28 at 8 p.m.
The match will feature varsity volleyball alumni from odd-num-'
bered graduation years against even numbered years.
If you would like to participate in this event, or if you know some-
one who might be interested in playing, contact head volleyball coach
George May at (863) 634-5836.
Admission to the match is free.
The alumni match will be followed by an OHS volleyball team exhi-
bition and then a Midnight Madness 4-on-4 tournament.
Call coach May for information.
Midnight madness tourney is slated
The Okeechobee High School volleyball team will host a 4-on-4
Midnight Madness Volleyball Tournament beginning at midnight on
Friday, July 28, at the Osceola Middle School gymnasium, 825 S.W,
28th St.
The tournament is open to anyone ages 14 and up. This is a co-ed
tournament, but teams must keep a minimum of two female players
on the court at all times.
Entry fee is $100 in pledges or donations per team, or $25 per indi-
vidual entry. Individual entries will be assigned to a team.
Teams can expect to play 10 matches. There will be an A, B and jun-
ior division as determined by the number of entries. Matches will be
played simultaneously on three courts. The tournament will conclude
at 6 a.m. with an awards ceremony and pancake breakfast.
For information or to receive a flyer and pledge sheet, contact head
volleyball coach George May at (863) 634-5836.
Tourney trail changes slate
The Christian Team Trail will not hold their .monthly bass tourna-
ments during the months of July and August.
They will resume their tournament trail on Sept. 2.




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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Twenty-six participants trav-
eled to New Smyrna Beach on
Saturday, June 24 to compete in
the Hershey Track & Field State
Meet.
The Okeechobee girls swept
the Girls Softball Throw, taking
first place in all three age groups.
Erena Billie successfully
defended her two-year champi-
onship with another first place fin-
ish in the Girls Softball Throw
competition, this time in the 11-12
division.
Delaney Osceola finished first
in the Girls 9-10 age group.
Janezzka Koger successfully
defended her state championship
title for the second time by taking
first place in the Girls 13-14 Soft-
ball Throw division.
The winners are now qualified
to be given consideration for the
national team. Officials will com-
pare total statistics before select-
ing the national team from eight
Florida regions.
Members of the national team
will travel to Hershey, Pa. later this
summer to compete in the
national event.
Individual results are as fol-
lows:
Boys' 9-10 Softball Throw: (2)
Mitchell McCoin.


Boys' 11-12 Standing Long Jump:
(2) Jose Loredo.
Boys' 11-12 800-meter: (2)
Richard Sellers.
Boys' 13-14 200-meter: (2) Jake
Davenport.
Boys' 13-14 4x100 Relay: (3) Jake
Davenport, Deforest Shanks, Mar-
cos Fonseca and Adrian Valdez.
Boys' 13-14 800-meter: (4) Mar-
cos Fonseca.
IBoys' 11-12 400-meter: (4) Trey
Kissam.
Boys' 13-14 Softball Throw: (4)
Ryan Lott.
Boys' 9-1.0 4x100 Relay: (4) Tris-
tan Dubois, Tyler Smith, Clayton
Norsworthy and Austin Corsen.
Boys' 11-12 Standing Long Jump:
(5) Trey Kissam.
Boys' 9-10 50-meter: (5) Tristan
Dubois.
Boys' 11-12 4x100 Relay: (5)
Diego Rodriguez, Adel Elhindi,
Ben Vuletta and Cornelius Jarvis.
Boys' 13-14 Standing Long Jump:
(6) Adrian Valdez.
Boys' 11-12 100-meter: (9) Trey
Simmons.
Boys' 11-12 200-meter: (7) Diego
Rodriguez.
Girls' 11-12 400-meter: (4) Gari-
onna Johnson.
Girls' 13-14 800-meter: (6) Vanes-
sa Bowman.
Girls' 11-12 800-meter: (10) Dari-
an Potter.


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Frank Coker
Delaney Osceola finished in first place in the Girls 9-10 Soft-
ball throw at the Hershey State Track Meet held in New Smyr-
na Beach on June 24.


Janezzka Koger (right) finished in first place and Alicen
Sheehey (left) finished in fourth place in the Girls 13-14 Soft-
ball Throw competition of the Hershey Track and Field State
Meet held on June 24 In New Smyrna Beach.


Jake Davenport (far right) finished in second place in the
Boys 13-14 200-meter dash at the State Hershey Track and
Field competition held in New Smyrna Beach on June 24.


Erena Billie successfully defended her two-year champi-
onship with another first place finish in the Girls 11-12 Soft-
ball Throw at the Hershey State Track Meet in New Smyrna
Beach on June 24.


OG & CC Weekly Results


P.I.G.S. League Closest to pin-(2) Kenny Curran,
J (8) Ken Burnette, (11) Ken Bur-
June 27: First place-Mike nette and (17) Penny King.
Knapp. Second place-John Nick- June 28: First place-Max Sher-:
elson. Last place-Russ Adams. ry. Second place-Ken Burnette.


Last place-Randy Ketcherside.
Closest to pin-(2) Randy Ketcher-
side, (8) Russ Adams, (11) Ken
Burnette and (17) Russ Adams.
June 30: First place-Don Freas.


Second place-Penny King. Last
place-Ida Curtis. Closest to pin-(2)
Joe Albrechta, (8) Tommy Jewell,
(11) George Guydosh and (17)
Harry Simmons.


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Service Club Briefs


American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Posi
#64 is located at 501 S.E. Second
St. The Post phone number is
(863) 763-2950.
Our kitchen is open daily
serving regular menu. Monday
Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m
until 2 p.m.; Wednesday, tacos
served from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.:
Saturday from noon until p.m.;
Sunday from I until 8 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Tues-
day and Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and or
Thursday nights beginning at.
p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will
be from'4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:3C
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month al
the Buckhead .Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78W,at 10 a'.m.
Applications for new mem-
bers are available.
Call Chuck Gillespie at (863)
697-1451, or Jerf. Lee Shields at
(863) 467-8779 or 86.3)6.34-9563.
Eagles Aeries #4137
Every Tuesday bingo at 1
p.m. Food will be' available for a
donation.,
'* Every second Tuesday:
spaghetti dinner with salad and
garlic bread from 5 until 7 p.m. for
a $3.50 donation." .,
S Wed esdays: bar,.bingo
from 4 p.m. until' Food will be
available.
Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7
p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jinirn,
Harper.
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from 9
until II a.m. for $5 donation.
Call the AERIES for other
eventual l'863.1763-2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
"/ The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
1., t86.3 1763-65.0. .
S: Elks plan barbecue dinner
: Tuesdays: trustees meet at 7


, p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regu-
lar meeting.
Wednesday: bingo will be at
t 7 p.m. The public is invited. Doors
1 open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
s will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
meht starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
s noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from
; 2,p.m. until?
Okeechobee
s Masonic Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the
3 club and events, call BuckyYoder
at (863) 467-7342 or Matt Buxton
at (863) 357-9992.
l .. The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m..

Order of the Eastern iStar -
Okeechobee Chapter #128 ..
.The, Order of the Eastern Star
.has many fun activities planned
* on the first and third Tuesday of
t each month. For upcoming'activi-
ties, contact WM.' Margaret at
(863) 467-8020.


Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W.
36th St. in Okeechobee. For
information and meal menus,
call the Lodge at (863) 763-4954.
Sunday, July 9: district
meeting- at noon. Breakfast
served from 8 until 10:30 a.m.
Barbecue meal to follow meet-
ing: Music will be by Chuck.
Tuesday, July 11: Women's
chapter meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Social quarters open daily
from noon until 8 p.m.
General men's meeting is
the second and fourth.Wednes-
day at 7 p.m.
WOTM #956 meeting is the
second and fourth Tui,.,d.:', at
.7:30 p .
Men's officer meeting first
and third Tuesday of each month
at 7 p.m .
Women's oltth -r rii,-:etiii
on the first ,Ti.i'd. yi ,>, a.,_,
month at 8 p.m.
General meeting on the sec-
ond Wednesday of each mnh in.h
at 8 p.m.
.* Horseshoes every '"i i11 ci,',;
and Sunday.pm .
at ivi> s < r a e every- -- .)a r u i--- _


HR Mos dge Moose races every Saturday
B.H.R. MoOSe Lodge at. p.m. Wash,, tss at 3 p.m..
The lodge dislocated on U S 78 -* Karanke '.ith Chuck Sun-
W. in Buckhead Ridge. The day from n3 p.m. until ?, with'
Lodge's phone number is i86.3 snacks.
763-2250. Turkev Shoot on the first
Sunday breakfast will be Sunday of each month at 9 a.m.
served from 9 until 11 a.m. '
Wednesday and Friday night VFWV Post #4423
meals will be served from 5 until
.7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (863) s oThe\ 3North Post #442.3
-is located at 300 N.W, 34 St.
763-2250 for the menu is r e nightEents are seasonal, contact the
.. Thursday is karaoke night Po a 8 7- 8 ,,;
starting at 7 p.m. na-iin or ivrite ii- Po. at PO.
Friday night at 7:30. p.m. Box B Ol.::ee:til:.bee- FI
there will be music for dancing. 34973. The Post opis at noon
Call to seewho is playing. Monday throughh Sunda',
Saturday night meals will be \\asher toss e. Ter Tu.-sda\
served starting at 6 p.m. Saturday starting at I pm r, EIen\one is
is karaoke at 8 p.m. (-all for the
menu. Every Friday: bingo starts at
'* Saturday, July 8, and Sunday 1 p.m for members and guests.
July 9: The Women of the Moose Food is a\ ailable
w ill hold a.vardsale. Saiurays- bar bino,. at I
eSaturday, July 8, Sunday, July p rn Karaoke \\ill b.e rom 6 until
9, and Monday, Jul\ 10: Tool sale 10 p.m.,when available.
at the lodge. Sundays: a:dinner will be
Monday, July 17: member- available iiom 2 untl '-, p.m., and
ship brolin bag dinner at 6:30 x\ill be tollov.ed b\ karciliee
p.m. Meeting .ill follow dinner. \ hen a ailable .
Tuesday, July I1: election of Every third Sunida\ th'r
'officers from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. willbe post meeting ainl ad"
.All members in good standing auxiliarymeetingat 11 a.m
should %ole. Membership meel- t B_ n cr nT-.r all .n
ing will follow at ip.m. Bi ; i .
Tuesday, July 25: Moose VFWPost #9528 '
enrollment meeting at 7 p m. V
all members should attend. The VF\\ Post #'.)528 is local-


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head Ridge. For information, call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours.are
from noon until 8 p.m., Monday.
through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW,
Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary,
AMVETS and AMVETS. ladies
auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxilh
liary dinner and Men's Auxiliary
or AmVets. Music will be avail-
able.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m: Lunch will be avail-
able..
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and
rolls will be served from 5:30
until 7 p.m. for a $10.donation.
Daincinl' immediately follows
the d.ineri.
Post meetings are held on.
the second and fourth Saturday
of the month beginning at 10
a.m. The main meeting is on the
iurl S',tu.Ida . .
For information contact Com-
mander Johnnie H. Patent at
.(863) 467-2882.
All. games and 'special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regula-.
ti6n-size pool table.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m..
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
M:,.ndai through Saturda\ and at
Sp.ri. on undaV. ...
.* \Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at'12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Aux-
.iiiay\ 'V . '
Thursday,. short order food
night from 5 until p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
d rincing. .
Saturday : dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
.i Sunday : open at 1 p.m. with
the big-scre en TV
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of everits.-

Okeechobee
Shrine Club
-. The; Okeechobee Shrine
Clut, S.'.. 7_\ \\, members \\ill
med tl'e first 'and third Thursday
of each' month 'at S p.m. For
information; call the club at
(863) 763-.3378, Kip at 1863) 610-
6659, or Keith at 1863.) 634-2682.


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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 follows:
Theatre I "Click" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4?15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "CARS" (G) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2,4:15, 7and 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 Thurs-
day at 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary has served as the civilian;
non-military component of the
Coast Guard. Today, the 33,000
volunteer men and women of the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are
active on the waterways and
classrooms in over 2,000 cities
and towns across the nation.
Each year, Auxiliarists (folks just
like you) save almost 500. lives,
assist some 15,000 boaters in dis-
tress, conduct more the 150,000
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results
of these efforts save taxpayers
hundreds of millions of dollars
every year. For information, call
(863) 467-3085.

EYDC needs
volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development-- Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation arid search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth choir.
Wouldn't you like to make a dif-
ference? If so, please contact
EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy. 441 N.,
Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. (863)
763-2174, ext. 234.

Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book Club
1 sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is visit the library's
web page at www.heart-
lirteweb.org/oke and choose the
link to the Online Book Club. Sim-
ply follow the directions on the
page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
yOur daily e-mail. After you have
rehd two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new.one. Each
Monday you will start a new
book. There is no charge for this
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library card. All you need is an e-
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Food Pantry
is open
S Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church .Food Pantry is open
again. We are located at 312 .N.
Parrott Ave. in the back parking
Slot of the church. Our temporary
gray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All you
need is an I.D. The hours of oper-
ation are Tuesday, Wednesday


and Thursday from 9 a.m. until
noon.

Mentors make
a difference
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee County
need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you can
be a mentor. For information, call
Toni Doyle at (863) 462-5863.


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BURIAL PLOTS (2)- In old
section of Evergreen Ceme-
tery. $900 (954)340-4475 or
(954)804-5273
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et in today's classifieds.


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Reg# R150K0003

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Get FREE
signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


APPOINTMENT BOOK & Plan-
ner. Black, Lost Approx.
6/14/06, Around Okee.
863-467-2600 REWARD
AUSTRALIAN HUSKY MIX:
Last seen July 4th. Has rebel
color & dog tags. "Rebel". PIs.
call (863)261-2408 MissedlI
BULL DOGS, 3, Red male,8
yrs, neutered, Brindle male
6mo, Red female 4mo 6/24,.
On Levee across from BHR.
Heart broken family. Very
friendly. Please call
(863)763-8684 or 634-6042
CAT, Female, Spayed, 4 yrs.
old w/7 toes. Solid Black. Lost
Sun., June 25th. Please call
(863)763-4061 Large Reward.


ADULT CAT Declawed &
neutered. Male. Free to good
home only. Good w/family.
(863)634-1998
CAT, 1 year old, all gray,
female. To good home only.
(863)697-3280
DOUBLE WIDE- FREE, You
must move. Near Basswood.
(772)293-1221
FREE 32" SONY TV
.You come get it and its yours!
(863)946-1481
LAB MIX PUPPIES- Approx.
10 weeks. Ready to go!
(863)634-4383
PIT BULL, blue female, loves
to play w/kids, housebroken,
not a fighter, 15 mos. To good
home only!!! (239)842-0503




OKEECHOBEE- Thur,'Fri Sat,
July 6th-8th, 9am-4pm
1903 SE 30th St. Moving:
Fridge, stove, ch. freezer,
chairs, office desk, end ta-
bles, lamps, TV, QS bed,
carpet,enter center & more.


SATELLITE DISH- Bob Jones
University, dish & rec, for
home schoolers lyr old,
$250. (863)674-0539


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



A/C INSTALLER
Experienced Only Need Apply.
Apply in Person.
Newman A/C. 207 NE Park St.

A/C SERVICE TECH/
INSTALLER
w/ min. 3 yrs.. exp. De-
pendable, Clean Drivers Lic.,
FW. Good pay, benefits,
401K (863)763-8391
BUSY MEDICAL OFFICE look-
ing for pleasant Front Recep-
tionist with computer skills,
medical billing exp. helpful.
Fax resume with references
to (863)582-9800.

Drivers CDL A
Getting What
You Deserve?
You Will at
Walpole!
$45K-50/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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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. ind., paid holi-
days, vacations, 401k &
health ins. avail. DFWP.
(863)467-0831 or fax re-
sume to (863)-763-6337.
judy@closeconstructioinc.com
EXR TRUCK DRIVER w/qDL
Needed to drive 1 ton truck.
Will be pulling goose neck
trailer, hauling livestock & hay
out of state. Paid by the mile.
Drug Free Work Place.
Call: (863)763)763-0518 or Email:
lisabug63@msn.com
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the claslftleds.


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
561-845-1233 ext. 102 or
561-324-3149 for Tim Site
Superintendent
Local construction company -
Looking to fill 2 general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Must have valid Drivers 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


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



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HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

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


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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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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

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 Irn Person To
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


Mechanics '
Walpole, Inc.
is seeking a
Full-Time
Truck Mechanic;

Work 5 *1/days
per week with
additional rotating
on call during
weekends.

Our local
headquarters
S features a nice
shop. Walpole;'
Jnc. 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
4 Needed COL Class A Driver,
For Equipment Hauling
Other Duties Required.
j Good Benefit Package, 401 K
S Apply in Perison
Everrglades Fjrm
SEquipmnenl Cu., Inc
820 Highway G98 Jrhr '
Okeechobee, FL
RECEPTIONIST NEEDED
Hard working, enthusiastic
individual neededeto 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.
2 VETERINARIAN TECHNICIAN
OR ASSISTANT
Seeking motivated person
with3yrsexp. Fora fast
paced mixed practice. Mail
or fax resume to 2949 State
Rd. 70 W, Okeechobee
34972: Fax# 863-763-7524


SALES POSITION: Available
for construction and roofing
sales, Tremendous earning
potential, no sales experience
necessary, will train.
Call (863)763-9119 or fax
Resume to 863-763-9900
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helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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,
you check with the Better
SBusiness 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.

When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's ime
to look for a helper In
the classllfeds.


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Services



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





CRANE SERVICE
Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lilting needs.
Oieechroubee
(863)824-6100
Reasonable.Rates.


ALUMINUM OIVISIOt] OF
SCuonneli Counisruciron
Lien-eiCc # Cc-155264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Room;, Carports
Room Addiiionis
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Rool Over
seawails
(863)634-2044

'COMPLETE
SITE PREPARATION
Land clearing, fill dirt, pac
work, excavating & grating.
Free estimates
(8631697-8071


RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coaling, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more
ito OD to big or small Free
estimates 863-467-2917
Lic # 2349 & 5698

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

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Thit cu [ -'-1 Liice% prijci is
pin r : j .iq .'. lc 'c C."urir..
pine bedroom set that, also
nclud& a headboard, night
stand, .n'.i't, dresser'and
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tb. 42 ,n ,,dc b.h ir 'Jef.p L
Chtil 'on Cliesi plan
iNo,:, 6.i $i9.95
Pine Bedroom Sei Package
6 matching plans incl. 680
(No. C56).'.. $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)., $2.00-
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle itemss, clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or a (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee



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


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540O
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
Chins, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Li.nens& Fabics 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
Miscellaneous. 685
Musqi1!a:t1rwmeto 00.0
OfHfl e supplies .
Equipment. .. 8S
Pett/luppll.t : ;_:_
Ser lcep Qt-.-'....'-:
Photogrphy : P5
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Tilete : 20'
Toos -".. 725
aRTs &Game 7850
Wanted to, Buy 740




A/C & HEAT. 3'.. Ton Coleman
lor Mobile Home $300.
18631763-1370
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 op, Magic
Chef & REFRIGERATOR, GE.
$175.for both, will sep.
(863)467-8723
STACKABLE W/D- Frigidaire,
White, Like new. $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 condltion.'$45
(863)357-4188



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



BEHR SEALANT Deck water-
proofing. 5 gallon, never
opened. Quanity(6) $480 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2032

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ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- flew 4W 638"L
3" insuiaiion. $2000 lor all
will sell sep 1863)763-5011
FRENCH DOORS, wite. Colin-
,al. lor 5'.8' opening $50
1863)763-6216
PAINT- (81 5 gal containers.,
AniiQue While. inenor Lale,.
$560 for all will sei separate
(8631697-2032



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


BABY BOY CLOTHES'
0-12mlhs 100 plus pieces
Summer and winter $125
863-697-1247
CRIB, Oak color, straight rails
different heignis, coniveris to
loddler bed. good condition
$50 i863 763-3563
JOGGING STROLLER, Great
shape $25 (8631675-3944
LaBelle.
PLAYHOUSE, Little Tikes,
Step 2. Good condition $200
(863)902-0714
SLIDE, PICNIC TABLE &
WAGON: Litle Tikes. $95.for
all, will sep. (863)902-0714
TODDLER BED- Little Tykes,
pink,white. blue hdbd set up
Ilke a house. $50
(863)467-7295


HELLIES SHOES, boys size 6.
used aDoul 5 m n., $75.
(863)634-8708


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Appro< 44 yIs.
old. Rare items 5600 al or
best Offer. 863-824-3358
TRAIN SET- Lionel Santa Fe 0-
gauge, Engine, 3 cars &
track. $200 or best oiler
1863)983-,91 5



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IgNz, 40gb HD 512 mb ram,
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(863)843-0158 .


BED, Queen,. pillowtop mat-
tress, box spring & metal
frame. 3 mos. old. Paid $900'
asking $500 (863)634-8118
BED;, QUEEN SIZE w/Head
Board,:Rail, Box Spdring & Mat-
tress. Rest Classic Firm. $250.
(863)763-5011
BED, Single, adi3usaDie excel-
lent condilion $250
S.863)675-0(600
CHASE LOUNGE, Beige win-
ner massager & neal Like
new. $200. (863)357-0672
COMPLETE DINING ROOM-r
Nice, Glass top table, 6,
chairs, Hutch/buffet, Light
wood. $600. (863)801-3815
COMPUTER DESK, 5 ft. long,
2 ft. deep, 5 ft. tall. $125
(863)357-4188
COMPUTER TABLE wood,
large, lots of storage. Good.
cond. $50. (863)697-6618
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $125. LeBelle
239-822-5955
CURIO CABINET, Curved
glass. $100 (863)675-0600
DRESSER, 40" Oak, $25
(863)675-3032 after 6pm.
DRESSER, Tall, wooden. In
good condition.. $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 recllner,
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)824-87"49 "
TABLE- Oak, Round, 1 leaf, 2
chairs w/coasters. $100;
(863)763-7695


RIFLE, 22 Cal. & 12 Gauge
shot gun single shot 1.175.
Will separate.
(863)467-9892
RIFLE AMMO- Win. 30 30
Remlnton. 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



EXERCISE BIKE- New Bal-
ance, 6.0, like new Orig.
S$750asking $300 or best
offer (863)467-0668
TREADMILL, Pro Form, Elec-
tronic & Dual weioni station,
Weider'Pro 9940 $500 or wmill
separate. (863)697-3211
TREADMILL, VOIT 500. Good
condition Asking, 1.25 Call
(8631673-3i819 anytime,
leave message di no Iinswwr


-I
CUSTOM DRAPES Burdines
Pattern: Jolettina Adobe.
Length 5'5". Rt. & Lt. panels &
sgl. $50/panel. 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)3.57-2233
Okee area.
NECK CHAIN: 18 Ri 20"
$700 or besl oiler
863-634-9620 Okee area


SUITCASE SET :SAMSONITE,
Black wn/ard shell cases
Great condilion. $60
(863)675-3944 LaBelle.


CAR HAULER, '89, Wallo Mo,
Hauls up to 4 cars, Needs
axles. $700. (863)357-3981
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- Bratzs, White,
Complete, Good condition.
$50., (239)503-465,6 .
LASER VIDEODISC COLLEC-
STJON & PLAYER, 400 or
more discs. $400 or best of-
fer.(863)467-5401.
SPA With COVER- Seats 8
Tferapeuiic leiis Eeiient
condition. i.2500 or hest of-
lr. 08631467-85418



ORGAN Lowry, w/bench &
music lamp. $50. LaBelle
239-822-5955


BLACK LAB- 2 1/2.yrs old
Male. Purebred, Papers, ID
shipped. Trained for hunting
& field trial. $4000.
772-299-3643 or
772-559-0611
BOXER PUP, AKC Champion
Pedigree, 25 weeks old, beau-
tiful flashy bundle male. $450'
863-675-9326/863-673-1214
COCKATIEL w/Cage & Stand.
$150 or 4 best offer.
(863)467-8856
DACHSHUND, male, 2 wks.
old, vet checked, dewormed,
$350 or trade for female.
S(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...cuteill
$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



ALPINE SPEAKERS- 12", Set,
Type S woofers, in box with
v2 amp. $200.
(863)610-1421


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, 115" 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 incld, New
Pro One 88 key Keyboard
w/road case'w/ Aleses mini
verb effects. $8500 or best
offer (239)872-2371
SURROUND SOUND- RCA
150 watts, charcoal/blk, ask-
ing $125 (863)697-8906
Surround Sound System,
Panasonic, 5 speakers, bass
woofer, 5 disc CD/DVD,
$300. (863)6.97-8881 '


AIR COMPRESSOR'S (2)
Portable, 120 volts, 1-& 2 hp,
$195 for both, will sep,
(561)676-0427
GENERATOR, 7200 watt,
240v, single phase, portable.
w.'wheeis. good cona .
$1000. |8676376-1933



DIRT DEVIL ULTRA Hanheild
vacuum used twice .3i'ri-
lice 31i25 18631824-0801
VACUUM, Hoover: Bagless,
20 Amp 4900 Turbo $30
1863)763-4098


NEW COIN COLLECTOR wani-
ingi o dd Ii i my collection.
Pleai e call 10 eiil (oins &
paper Tmorley 239-693-4891
flEW COIN COLLECTOR wa,,l-
rig io 3dd Io my cOllercion
Pie ciS (311li') ell uoris
paper money 239.693-4891
WANTED: FL ART
A.E Bai:kus. J.Huichinr:'cr
H. iNewon.G Burrner. E
Burknei, L RoDeri; A H)ir,
SR A. McClendon, S.Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Agriculture I



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Fann Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping I
Supplies 845
Lawn & Gan'. n 85b
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



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



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 weedealers.
eager & more Call ior more
rino $900018631532-0368
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 con-
dition $300 (863)357-3632
SNAPPER YARD MACHINE
0 turn, 33" cut, exc.cond.
$95,0: (863)763-3551


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

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 25
House Rent 930
Lend., Rent 935


Resort Property .
Rpnt '945
Roommate 950
ame to Rent:. 955
go Space -
Rent 905



N. of OKEEk-2Br, 1 Ba
12 ml. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st & sec. No Petsl
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vldp(surflnthenet.net
OKEECHOBEE- Small 1 br, In
duplex, all util. + cable incid.
$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


House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, 13
miles 'W. of Okeechobee on
Hwy. 70, Horses welcome
$1300. m6. (863)634-3262.
KINGS BAY, 2BR/2BA, 1 car
-garage, CBS 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, tilethroughout, "
$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 "72,216-1461



NOW LEASING -
NEWOFFICES
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy 1863)467-0831
OFFICE BUILDING, for sale or
lease, 1600 sq ft, avail.
now, Call 'Judy
1863467-0831

RealEstate



Business Places ..,
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale :1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1,030
Investment
Property Sate 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectionl0BO
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouuse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




Laundry Mat: Est. 25 yrs., 32
washers / 33 dryers,' Located
in o'ubic shopping center.
$225.000. (8631534-3312


BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3ir.
2bal w. aide ron lake. new
rrial roui, new carpet
irirougnoul, 1811 above
qruuna pool Fia room &
screen room w/|1cuz,', boat
houSe n./litl, fenced rear
yard full sprifiler system.
Asking $160,000
(8631763-1673
criec out www.edjndersoil us
OKEE. CO. 5 ACRES w/ 3
orm 2ba mob. nm $197K,
Call L. GIOert, All Fia. Really
Svcs 1172)834-5474
OKEECHOBEE- FSBO, 3/2.
CBS, Oak Park New metal
roof. riurricane shutters,
Newly painted exterior, CA,
$175 500(4231421-3815
OKEECHOBEE, Like new,
'2000, DB, Palm Village. 3br,
2ba, Furnished, New roof,
$155.000. (863)763-2990
ONE HOUSE TO MANY! 3br,
1 ba, & 2br 2ba, 2 swimming
pools, 1 boat house. 1 dock,
Both updated & new appl.
New paint inside & out. New
Carpet, complete. Avail for
Immediate occupancy. Call
for info. 954-801-6158 or
772-597-6158
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const., car-
port, storage shed, $265k.
561-236-0293.
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

Mobile Homes


K1111.


BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2Bk/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 sec Call
863-634-3312



MUST SELL Lake Access,
Waterfront BHR. 3 BR, 1/2Ba.
+ Efficiency apt. $117,500.
Make offer. (863)697-9424
SINGLE WIDE 14 X 70"'92
w/central a/c. Needs relocation
in Glades Cty. only Good
cond.$10K (863)946-3333

Recreation
L'JT mi TiTi fl


BASS BOAT, Pro Craft 1984
17 Ft., 115 hp Mercury en-
gine. $2000. (772)216-2336


AIR BOAT- 11', Gore Hull, 231
V-6 Buick engine, New prop,
battery. Good trailer. uns
good. $1600.863-697-0135
BASS BOAT, '90, Storm, 2000
Yamaha 175 riptide trolling
motor, Tandem axle trailer.
$13,500. (863)697-1344
BASS TRACKER- '94, 18' Pro,
Aluminum, 75 hp Mercury.
$2500 Firm. In Moore Haven
(239)633-7173
BOAT: 15 Ft, Fiberglass w/trlr.
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/O. Trailer, All electronics
incl'd. $2400. (239)369-9725
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
S$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



BOAT MOTOR, 0/'B. Evinrude.
25 rip E,.ceilerii motor 1800
Firm (863)227-1879


HODAKA WOMBAT '73,
125cc. $500 (239)738-0359
after 5pm.
KAWASAKI ELIMINATOR '01
CRUISER. 4300 mi.. wirnd--
snield, 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, mis. $4,600 Firm.
Call (863)763-3451 Okee
YAMAHA 2004, Custom, 650
cc + Extra's. 5600 miles. Ex-
cellent condition. $550.
863'634-7156/467A1893



5HP GO CART Good condi-
.tion, runs. $400.
863-467-0109 ,
ARTICAT DVX 250 06, 4
Wheeler Auto Like new
LOW hours. $3500 or best
ottffer. Nick @863-697-0383
FOUR WHEELER, 90 cc, jsed
2 hrs,., remote start/kill
/alarm, great for beginners,
$1000. (863)697-9075
GO CARTS- (2) Manco 6.5hp
2 seater, hew tires. Murray
6hp 1 sweater. Both run great,
$1400 (863)674-0539
SUZUKI 12583- w/Reverse.
Runs greatly $400 or best offer
863-697-2434
SUZUKI.2001 80HP- Runs,
excellent cond. $2200.
863-467-0109

Automobiles


CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- '94,
White with rims. Stereo,
Leather int. Runs & looks
great $6000.R863-673-6266
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
G reat. $2400.
863)610-0577
FORD TEMPO '93- runs good,
4 dr., auto, must sell!l $600.
863-634-1643
GEO METRO '92, 4dr hatch-
back, 73k, runs good, cheap
transportation. $800
(772)461-3276
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
OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME
1999, Very good condition.
57K+ mis. $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


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SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $350. or best offer.
(863)673-6266
TOYOTA CAMRY- '92, Needs
Rack, Pinnion & R.F. Strut.
$1000. 863-467-5401 or
772-359-2923
TOYOTA CAMRY LE WAGON,
'90, V-6, $1350.
(863)357-0506




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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


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TGOLF CARS


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OYAMAHA
New & Used






F350 DUMP TRUCK '88- good
running 7.3 diesel, good
tires, needs clutch, $995 neg
(561)633-1371
Earn some extra cash.
Sel your used Ituems In
the cass8eds


COIL SPRINGS- 3, For Dodge
3/4 TON '2004 & up. $150.
or will separate.
(863)634-3070
RANCH HAND FTBUMPER
w/12k lb. winch. Will fit '99 to
'04 Ford F250/F350. $1200 or
best offer. 863-634-7318
RIMS- (4) 16X7 Dodge Ram
PU Rims, semi metallic silver
w/clear coat, fits 96-01
$350 neg. (863)697-8906


SUPER SWAMPERS (4) SSR
'radials. 33"x12.5" on 15" rims.
Off road only. Good cond.
$395. (561)996-7069
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. or best offer.
(863)467-8856


CHEVY 1500- '88, Ext. cab
Runs good, Cold A/C,
$2450. 863-675-0107 or
786-255-8096 LaBelle
FORD '86, V8, 1 ton rear end,
8ft bed, glass fenders, great
shape. Runs great. $800
(561)876-6469
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


GMC SUBURBAN'94, Fair
shape, blown head gasket.
$1000 (863)467-0139 leave
message.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
LEON HUNTER and CAROL HUNTER
Plaintiffs,
VS. Case No. 05-376CA
COMMUNITIES FINANCIAL CORPORATION, a dissolved Florida Corporation, its un-
known grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under, or
against it;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE PROPERTY
TO: Defendant, COMMUNITIES FINANCIAL CORPORATION, a dissolved Florida Cor-
poration
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED of the Institution of a Complaint for Quiet Title action by
the Plaintiff against you seeking to quiet the title to the real property lying in Okee-
chobee County, Florda:
The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 4, Section 13;
subject to an easement of the North 40 feet thereof for road and drainage purpos-
-es i
DATED this 14th day of June, 2006.
This lawsuit has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of yoqr
written defenses, ift any, to it on STEVEN A. RAMUNNI, ESQ., Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is Post Office Box 1118, LaBelle, Florida 33975, on or before,
July 20, 2006, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before ser-
vice on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a Default will
be entered against you for the relief demanded inthe Complaint.
DATED this 14th day of June, 2006.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk ofthe Court
By:/S/ArdeneNealis
Deputy Clerk
144083 ON 6/29,;7/6,13,20/06


UTILITY TRAILER, '05 Triple
Crown, 12'6, ride on 4' gate,
closed in sides, 13", $1000.
(863)447-5649


CHEVY CONV VAN '92- 4.3V6,,
nice van, $900
(863)675-0077


FORD CUSTOMVAN, '89, can
be seen at 4878 NW'30th
St., $1000. (863)634-9645
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BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT ONE
Bartow, Florida
June 20, 2006
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received at District 1, State of Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida. Sealed bids will be received until
2:00 RM. (Bartow LocalTime) on Thursday, July 20, 2006 and will be opened
and publicly read aloud in the Muli Purpose Conference Room. Bidders may ob-
tain prelimInary bid results at htto'//www dot state fi us/cc-admin/ Click on "Let-
ting Results" and 01.
----NOTE-----
ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS: BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY DOWNLOADING A FAX ORDER FORM AND FAXING
IT TO (863) 534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
WWW DOTSTATE FL US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICT1
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS & PROPOSAL HOLDER LIST: Proposals will not be Is-
sued after 2:00 RM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednesday, July 19, 2006. Plan
holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on Friday, July 14, 2006.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F62) District Wide: (BRRP FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
413229-2-52-01 Improvements consists of repairs to expansion joints, concrete
approach slabs, prestress deck panels, prestressed beams, structural piles and
fender systems, replacement of prestress deck panels, construction of cathodic
protection pile jackets and scour protection. (Approx 730 Calendar Days). NOTE:
PROJECT MANAGER: Alan Autry, (863) 519-2228 alan autrv(dot state fl us
MAXIMUM BUDGETARY AMOUNT $250,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND
SPECS. FUNDS CONTINGENT UPON APPROVAL FROM THE LEGISLATURE
(CONTRACT NO. E1F67-RO) County Highlands: (0 FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT
NO 420961-1-72-01 Work consists of' intermediate mowing and litter removal.
(Approx 365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Gary Burnett,
(863) 386.6104 gary.bumrnettdot state fl us BUDGET AMOUNT $60,000.00.
NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS. NOTE: THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY
PRE-BID MEETING BEGINNING AT 2:00 RM. UNTIL 3:00 RM. WEDNESDAY,
JULY 12. 2006 IN THE HRD TRAINING CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE FIRST
FLOOR OF THE DISTRICT ONE OFFICE LOCATED AT 801 NORTH BROADWAY
AVENUE, BARTOW, FLOIRDA. BID DOCUMENTS WILL BE ISSUED ONLY TO
CONTRACTORS WHO ATTEND THE PRE-BID MEETING OR THOSE CONTRAC-
TORS PRESENT AT THE START OF THE EXPLANATION OF SPECIFICATIONS,
HOWEVER CONTRACTORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ORDER SPECIFICATIONS
PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE PRE-BID MEETING. (THIS NOTICE COME JUST BE-
FORE THE (APPROX CALENDAR DAYS) INFORMATION. FUNDS CONTINGENT
UPON APPROVAL FROM THE LEGISLATURE
CherylL. Sanchlous
istrfct Contracts Administrator
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice of its prep-
aration of a draft permit for McArthur Farms Dairy Barns I and 2, to be issued to
McArthur Farms, Inc. The proposed permit authorizes operation of the waste
management system in accordance with an approved Operation and Maintenance
Plan and requires an updated Nutrient Management Plan within 180 days of per-
mit issuance. The permit will also provide coverage under the National Pollutant
Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), as delegated to the state by the U.S. En-
vironmental Protection Agency. The dairies are located at 18116 N. US Highway
441 (Barn 1) and 20202 N. US Highway 441 (Barn 2), Okeechobee, Florida
34972
An Administrative Order (AO-05-017-IW-47-SED, draft copy attached) will also
be Issued concurrent with the permit. The Order requires e ground water In-
vestlgation to determine If there Is excessive seepage from the Waste Storage
Pond, and also an updated Nutrient Management Plan.
Any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit of the De-
partment or may submit a written request for a public meeting to Tim Powell,
'DEP Southeast District, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm
Beach, FL 33401, in accordance with rule 62-620.555 of the Florida Administra-
tive Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the infor-
mation set forth below and must be received in the Office within 30 days of
publication of this nohce. Failure to submit comments or request a public meeting
within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may
have to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule 62-620.555,
Florida Administrative Code.
The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following intorma-
tion:
(a) The commenter's name, address, and telephone number, the applicants name
and address, the Department Permit File.Number and the county in which the pro-
ject is proposed;
(b) A statement of how and when this notice of the Department action or proposed
. action was received;
(c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the final deci-
sion;
(d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification of the De-
partment action or proposed action; and
(e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of
the nature of the issues proposed to be raised at.the meeting. However, the De-
partment may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore, written
comments should be submitted within 30 days of publication of this notice, even
if a public meeting is requested.
If a public meeting is scheduled the public comment period is extended until the
close of the public meeting. If a public meeting is held any person may submit
oral or written statements and data at the meeting on the Department proposed
action. As a result of significant public comment the Department final action may
be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit.
The permit application ile and supporting data are available for public inspection
during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday,
except legal holidays, at the DEP Southeast District Office, 400 North Congress
Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, Tel. (561) 681-6600.
146399 ON 7/6/06


Community Events


Guardian ad Litem training slated
Guardian ad Litem training for volunteers will be held Monday, Jul
31, and on.Aug. 2, 3, 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Sain
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. Volunteer
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 index
pendent study. For information, call (772) 785-5804.

Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will bi
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okee
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant womer
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. N(
child care \\ill be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.

Legion forming new unit ;
American Legion Post #61,501 S.E. Second Stf, of Okeechobee ha
formed a new unit that will be known as the American Legion Pos
#64 social membership. Members may not be eligible for Americai
Legion, Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion membership
Prospective members mai not have been convicted of a felony. Appli
cations are available at the American Legion. Applications will bi
screened by the social membership committee.

AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer SocietN Making Strides Against Breast Cance
committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping witl
the event. The 5K walk will be held in October. of this year, which i:
Breast Cancer A\wareness Month. If you are a cancer survivor or would(
like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie Mullins at (863
634-1054 or Carrie Heineman at 863) 634.6012.

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S ParrottAve., 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 "pur
chase" items from their Baby Boutique Classes will not be held during
the month of July. For information, call 1863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697
6320.

Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be par
r of a committee that will plan thie Martin Luther King Da\ parade T(
become a part of the commillee..call George Robinson at (8631 610
0973.

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee
The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., or
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., or
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 mos
medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pres
sure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for al
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, fbr information.

Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. or
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 20thyear high school reunion foi
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please
send information via e-mail to: ohs1987reunion@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 al
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass anc
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like tc
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
y The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edi-
tt tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornaments 24 karatgold on brass
" and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each
s ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to
fl the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829;
d 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,
g provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil
n Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
a grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
3- these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
o member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera'-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.

Class of '97 plans reunion
s
t Anyone interested in'helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
n High School Class' of 1997 reunion 'is asked ,to e-mail
-OHS_97_reunion@yahoo.com.

e 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
r Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
h Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Wilma
s Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross
d 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
s you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
8 them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.

g
- 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-
t ing for volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
D Clothes Closet. Thex 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
e and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests,
- peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
t abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
- on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on
1 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.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language clashes at these loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second
language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W
s Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as
a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.;
Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

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

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


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-Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Patriotic mailbox
The owner of this mailbox in the southwestern part of Okee- -
chobee expressed his patriotism on July 4 in a,novel way.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Multitude of flags
These flags in Veterans' Park in downtown Okeechobee
honor our nation's veterans.


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Stars and Stripes
This Palm Village Ranch homeowner expressed his patri-
otism by flying a flag in his yard.




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