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Bush waits to
fire prison head
S TALLAHASSEE (AP) On
the day before former Florida
prisons chief James Crosby
turns himself into federal
S authorities on a kickback
( scheme, Gov. Jeb Bush said he
S wanted to dismiss Crosby in
January, but the FBI asked him
to hold off until it had a strong
case agaifist the prison official.
S"Theywanted to make sure
they had the case ironclad,"
Bush said.Monday. "They
wanted to complete their.
investigation ... I'm not going
to step on an FBI investiga-
tion."
Bush said he'd been
assured last fall by Crosby that
rumors of a steroids invesliga-
lion and other troubles in the'
prison system did not involve
the agency 's leader.
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Derby horse's
leg gets infected
KENNETT SQUARE,: Pa.
(AP) Barbaro's road to
recovery has been slowed by
recent infections, but his own-
ers remain hopeful those are
only minor setbacks for the
Kentucky Derby winner.
After a relatively smooth
recovery, Barbaro underwent
three procedures in less than a
week, the latest for a new
infection and "potentially seri-
ous" complications to his
injured right hind leg.
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4-H: Campers enjoy Welaka State Forest


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When an afternoon thunderstorm left the arenas too muddy for horse riding, campers
enjoyed a tug-of-war game and some impromptu mud wrestling.


OUA board


will consider


rate reduction


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There could be some lively
discussion at today's meeting
of the board of directors of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) as the board considers
rate reduction fqr customers in
a local subdivision.
The board will also be dis-
cussing a sewer billing prob-
lem and the wastewater treat-
ment plant expansion when


their meeting gets under way at
8:30 a.m.
For the second year in a row,
the board might reduce the
monthly maintenance fee for
King's Bay .sewer customers. In
July of 2004, the board and
King's Bay Homeowners' Asso-
ciation entered into a mainte-
nance agreement whereby
each customer in the subdivi-
sion would pay a monthly fee
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Review of cases


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By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee
.Code Enforcement Board will
consider property belonging to
a repeat offender at their meet-
ing Tuesday, July 11, starting at
7 p.m. at City Hall, 55 S.E. Third
Ave.
Property owner Shannon
Martin, along with siblings Amy
Proudfoot, Brooke Brown and
John Louthan are named on
the board's agenda for property
at 703 S. Parrott Ave., which
has once again fallen into non-
compliance status and needs
general cleaning, mowing and
beautification.
The property had been in
violation of city code in August
of2005.
In reviewing property, at
1005 N.W. Eighth Ave., the'
board is expected to hear from
Louis Neal, Sr. that he is waiting
on the building inspector to


look at the wood house he
refinished.
The case of Gloria
Rodriquez, 914 N.W. SecQnd
St., was postponed from a pre-
vious meeting and the board
will consider it Tuesday for dis-
abled vehicles on the property
and general cleaning and beau-
tification.
The board will discuss the
case of an out-of-state home
owner Maria Becerra -
whose property at 503 S.E. 10th
Ave. needs general cleaning
and beautification.
Louis Doughty, Jr. and
Susan Doughty have talked
with the code officer about
large trucks being parked in a
residential neighborhood at
1211 S.W. 10th Drive, which
elicited a notice of code viola-
tiorn.
Finally, the board will seek
further information as to the
occupational licensing status of
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to offset OUA's cost of routine
maintenance to the subdivision's
sewer system, which was
installed by the developer.
The agreement stated that the
maintenance fee would be sub-
ject to yearly review and adjust-
ment. In July of 2005, a review of
the expenses for the previous year
caused the monthly fee to be
reduced from $7.89 to $6.21.
After a current review of main-
tenance expenses, staff is recom-
mending the monthly fee be
reduced to $4.54.
In regard to the sewer system,
when it was expanded to. include
Taylor Creek Isles those cus-'
tomers were told that they would
be required to hook up to the new
sewer system and pay sewer
charges.
However, Robert Foster
received a letter in August of 2005
from then-executive director L.C.
Fortner stating that he would not
receive a sewer bill for his S.E.
31st Street property.
The property was vacant
because a storm-damaged
mobile home had been removed.'


Mr. Foster chose to leave the
water meter in place. According
to OUA policy, he was charged
the base water rate because the
meter was still on the property.
However, the letter waving
sewer charges appears to be in
violation of the policy that was in
place at the time.
The board will have to make a:
decision on how to handle this
matter. They have the authority to
change policy if they so desire.
Turning to a matter having
more far-reaching effects, the
board will discuss expansion of
the wastewater treatment plant. A
few months ago, developers
pledged to sign developers' agree-
ment and pay, up-front charges to
reserve sewer capacity. These
charges would have paid for a sig-
nificant portion of the proposed
plant expansion. However, the
actual number of agreements
signed fell far short of the number
originally committed.
The board will have to consid-
er other options, such as alternate
financing or scaling down expan-
sion plans.
The board will also consider
clarification( changes to the rate
system that.would not affect most
customers' rates and award a
contract for roof repairs


Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insurance'
or other assistance.
Your gross household income is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household $24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550;' five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons $42,850; and, eight
persons- $45,500.
Interviews for applications for this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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


Injured bird
This American Anhinga made his way into town on Mon-
day afternoon before injuring his wing. He was trans-
ported to Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for treat-
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Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Taylor
Creek between the'Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.S.
441 S.E.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful not
to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and Ever-
glades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and will be
even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an outboard
motor.

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








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Governor signs back-to-school sales tax holiday


TALLAHASSEE Governor
Jeb Bush today encouraged Floridi-
ans and out-of-state shoppers alike
to take advantage of the state's
sales tax holiday, which takes effect
on Saturday July 22nd and runs
until midnight on July 30th. The
sales tax holiday is on books, cloth-
ing, footwear, and certain school
supplies and is expected to save
taxpayers more than $39 million.
"I am delighted that millions of
Floridians will again have the
opportunity to save money during
the sales tax holiday," said Gover-
nor Bush. "I'm particularly pleased
that shoppers will again be able to


save money on books. Reading is a
critical part of lifelong learning and
success, and the sales tax holiday is
a great way for families to save
money while encouraging read-
ing."
Under the sales-tax holiday law,
no state or local sales tax will be
charged on clothes, footwear,
books, and certain accessories sell-
ing for $50 or less. School supplies
selling for $10 or less will be tax-
exempt as well during this sales tax
holiday period.
Savings include:
Shoppers will pay no state or


local option sales tax when buying families as they purchase clothes,
books with a sales price of $50 or shoes, books, and supplies," said
less. Senator Daniel Webster. "This is an
Shoppers will pay no state or excellent tax break that helps all
local option sales taxes on purchas- Floridians."
es of clothing, footwear, and cer- "This legislation has become an
tain accessories with a sales price annual opportunity to support
of $50 or less per item. Florida families with a back-to-
Shoppers will pay no state or school shopping tax break," said
local option sales tax on purchases Representative Ray Sansom.
of certain school supplies with a "We're helping millions of Floridi-
sales price of$ 10 or less per item. ans save money while preparing
"This sales tax holiday has for the new school year."
always coincided with back-to- 'The sales tax holiday will save
school shopping timed to have shoppers an estimated $32.1 mil-
the maximum impact for Florida's lion in state sales tax and an addi-


tional $7.2 million in county sales
taxes. Regular sales tax holidays
also were held in 1998, 1999, 2000,
2001,2004 and 2005.
,"While Florida retailers have
become adept at administering this
popular holiday, the Department of
Revenue is preparing tax informa-
tion guidelines, including posters
and easily-accessible information
on our website, to make the imple-
mentation go smoothly," said Dr.
Jim Zingale, executive director of
the Florida Department of Rev-
enue.
If businesses or taxpayers have


questions about the sales tax holi-
day, they should call the Depart-
ment of Revenue toll-free Taxpayer
Assistance line at 1-800-352-3671
between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. week-
days. Information is also available
through the Department of Rev-
enue website at
www.myflorida.com/dor or by vis-
iting a Department of Revenue Ser-
vice Center. Service center tele-
phone numbers arid locations are
available through the web site or by
checking the Blue Pages (Govern-
ment Listings) in your local tele-
phone directory.


Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
(DOC). .
Bryan Lee Kennedy, Jr., 22,
S.E. 27th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested July 3 by Deputy J. Gracie
on a warrant charging him with
worthless,checks (three counts).
His bond was set at $1,500.
Allen Z. Aldridge, Jr., 32, S.R.
70 W, Okeechobee, was arrested
July 3 by Deputy Eddie Baker on a
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation community
control. He is being held without
bond.I
Terron Michael Gland, 18,
Fourth Ave., St. Petersburg, was
arrested July 3 by Deputy Paul
Jackson on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with aggravated battery. His bond
was set at $20,000.
Laurie McClosekey, 44, S.E.
28th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed July 3 by Deputy Kenneth Sar-
ros on .an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with viola-
tion of probation driving under
the influence. She is being held
without bond.
Denise Georgeanne
Thomas, 43, N.E. 29th Terrace,
Okeechobee, was arrested July 3
by Deputy Paul Jackson on an


Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with violation of pro-
bation driving under the influ-
ence/with priors. She is being
held without bond.
Alena Ann Young, 26, Glen
Circle, Longwood, was arrested
July 6 by Trooper D. Robinson on
charges of theft of a motor vehicle
and introducing contraband into
a facility. Her bond was set at
$7,500.
Robert Phillip Fehringer, 37,
N.W. 274th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested July 7 by Detective Rose-
mary Farless on a charge of lewd
and lascivious molestation. His
bond was set at $100,000.
John Bernard McNeil, 17,
S.E. 43rd St., Okeechobee, was
arrested July 7 by Deputy Paul
Jackson on Okeechobee County
warrants charging him with sale
of cocaine, possession of cocaine
with intent to sell or deliver, sale
of cocaine and possession of
cocaine with intent to sell or deliv-
er. His bond was set at $40,000.
Timothy Mark Sullivan, 17,
S.E. 74th Trail, Okeechobee, was
arrested July 7 by Deputy Paul
Jackson on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with battery on a law enforce-
ment officer and resisting arrest
with violence. His bond was set at
$5,000.
Mequell DeShawn Smith, 28,
S.W Ninth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested July 8 by the Okee-
chobhee Narcotics Task Force on a
charge of possession of cocaine.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Darlenia G. Collins, 49,'


Obituaries


Albert 'Billy' Bailey
Albert 'Billy' Bailey, age 68, of
Okeechobee, died July-9, 2006, in
Okeechobee.
Mr. Bailey was born Sept. 30,
1937, in Plant City, to Albert and
Arrie Bell Bai-
ley. '
He was, a -
security guard
at Okee-Tantie,.
and president
of Okeechobee .
for 25years. .
Mr. Bailey
proudly served I
our country in Albert
the United 'Billy' Bailey
States Air Force
during Viet Nam. He was a mem-
ber of the Masonic Lodge, Okee-
chobee Shrine Club, Moose
Lodge, American Legion, War
Time Veteran of the U.S. Air Force
and theVFW.
Mr. Bailey is survived by: his
wife, Kathryn Bailey of Okee-
chobee; mother, Arrie Bell Rush-
ing of Okeechobee, three daugh-
ters, Lynn (Jason) Blanton of
Plant City, and Debbie and Teresa
both of Plant City; son, 'Albert
William (Susie) Bailey III of Lake-
land; two brothers, Freddie (Patri-
cia) Bailey of Satellite Beach, and
Joe (Phyllis) Bailey of Melbourne;
Aunt Anna Mae Fletcher of Okee-
chobee; five grandchildren; and,
many loving friends.
The family will hold a memori-
al service at the Okeechobee
Shrine Club at 2 p.m. onWednes-
day, July 12, 2006. A Masonic Ser-
vice will be held. In lieu of flow-
ers, please make memorials in Mr.
Albert 'Billy' Bailey's name to
MARA Temples Transportation
Fund, 1855 S.W. 53rd St., Okee-
chobee, Fla., 34974.
Those unable to attend the
services may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com.
All arrangements are entrusted


to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Fuperal Home and Cre-
matory.
Sheryl L. Cartwright
Sheryl L. Cartwright, age 62, of
Okeechobee, died July 9, 2006, in,
Okeechobee.
Mrs. Cartwright was born Jan.
31, 1944, in Medford, Ore., to
James and Virginia Lawless. '
She was a service representa-
tive for Florida Power & Light.
Mrs. Cartwright was a member
.of the First
Baptist Church
of West Palm
Beach.
She is sur-
vived by: her
two sons, Joe
Levy of Okee--'
chobee and
James .Levy of
West Palm Sheryl L
Beach; one Cartwright
brother, Burton
Lawless (Docia)of Waco, Texas;
one daughter, Mandy Staton
(Robert) of Okeechobee; and,
four grandchildren, Lacy Rock,
Rachel Rock, J.T. Levy and Taylor
Smith.
Visitation will be from 10:30
a.m. until noon on Thursday, July
13, 2006, at Oakview Baptist
Church. Funeral services will fol-
low at noon at Oakview Baptist
Church. Interment will follow at
Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make
memorials to the Fountain of Life
Church, 1302 S.W 32nd St., Okee-
chobee, Fla., 34974; or, the
Oakview Baptist Church'Building
Fund, 677 S.W 32nd St., Okee-
chobee, Fla., 34974.
Those unable to attend the
services may sign the guest book
and send a message at www.bas-
sokeechobeefuneralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


Casey Lane, Buckhead Ridge, was
arrested July 8 by Deputy Kenneth
Sarros on a charge of driving
under the influence. She was
released on her own recogni-
zance.
I Diana Sue Shockley, 34, N.E.
20th Court, Okeechobee, was
arrested July 8 by Deputy Bryan
Lowe on charges of aggravated
child abuse (two counts) and
aggravated assault with a motor
vehicle. Her bond was set at


$20,000.
Shawn Christopher Bloom,
20', N.W. 82nd Court, Okee-
chobee, was arrested July 8 by
Deputy Anthony Kibler on a
felony charge of false imprison-
ment and a misdemeanor charge
of battery. His bond was set at
$15,000.
Brian Thomas Kirkpatrick,
20, N.W. 17th St., Okeechobee,
was arrested July 8 by Deputy
Kristin Gray on a felony charge of


aggravated battery and a misde-
meanor charge of possession of
marijuana less than 20 grams. His
bond was set at $11,000.
Edgar Alvarez, 27, S.E. 43rd
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
July 8 by Deputy Eddie Baker on a
felony charge of possession of
cocaine and misdemeanor
charges of resisting arrest without
violence and possession of drug
paraphernalia. His bond was set
at $5,000.


Ermes Soto-Avalos, 28, Bull
Road, Dade City, was arrested July
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Community Events

School supplies drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annual
school supplies drive for the needy children of Okeechobee Coun-
ty. Items will be collected until Aug. 12. Proof of eligibility is needed
to qualify for the supplies. For information; to make donations; or
to inquire about getting supplies for your child, call the Mission at
(863) 763-5725.

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

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant'
women and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant
will receive a gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six,
one-hour classes. You must attend all six classes to get a certificate
of completion. No child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877
for registration.

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

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

Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be
part of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day
parade. To become a part of the committee, call George Robinson
at (863) 610-0973.

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. The mobile. unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S.
Parrott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information,
call (863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper
age limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable.,
Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A
picture ID is needed for all donors.

Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and
over. Call Kim Sennaat (863) 462-5180, for information.
Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7
p.m. on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Par-
rott 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 pro-
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Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently
home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living, Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the. Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6.p.m. with Irene Luck 'as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191.
Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
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.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m: at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-,
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.'
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in'attending is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the OkeecIobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for Ihe next,
camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly 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. Second
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women'
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.:m. For,
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 is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park

St., in Okeechobee.
I Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome.
The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meet-
ings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863)
467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-7954.,
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restaurant,
1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold at (863) 610-
2280.


Community Events

Shared Services Network to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly
meeting Tuesday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at the board room of the
Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W Second Ave.
The guest speaker will be Reba Folsom from My Aunt's House,
and Val Marone from Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition.
For information call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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

Christian Church hosting VBS
Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace, will
hold its vacation BIible school July 31 through Aug. 4 from 6 until
8:30 p.m. The theme for this year will be Trading Places. Pre-
school through high school are welcomed. For information, call
Barbara at (863) 467-0070.

Guardian ad Litem training slated
Guardian ad Litem training for volunteers will be held Monday,
July 31, and on Aug. 2,3, 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Saint
Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 California Blvd., in Port St.
Lucie. 'Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who advocate for the
best interest of abused abandoned and neglected children in
court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit an application,
submit to a criminal background check, submit to a personal ref-
erence check and attend 30 hours of training that will include
courtroom observation and independent study. For information,
call (772) 785-5804.


Community Events

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 speak 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.

Children's council meeting slated
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, July 13, at
5 p.m. at the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W
Second Ave. For information, call (863) 462-5000, ext. 255.

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 Coalition conference room, 2415 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 AirboatAssociation 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, 608S. 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. p e "

Quartet to perform at church
The Sunshine State Quartet will perform at The Living Word of
Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave, on Saturday, July 15, at 7 p.m.
The gospel concert is free. For information, call (863) 763-3373,
(863) 697-8517 or (863) 763-6869.

Summer Camp continuing
Summer Camp is back at Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park for
grades nine through 12 from July 16-22, and for children in grades
two through five e from July 23-27. Call Pam at (863) 634-9280 or
(863) 453-3627, for information.

Senior Services plans classes
The Okeechobee Senior Services, 1019 W. South Park St., will
hold free classes on knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, embroidery,
ribbon embroidery and hair pin lace on Monday, July 17. Please
bring your own materials until we can order supplies. For infor-
mation, call Sheila at (863) 462-5180.

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. Regis-
tration 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.

Class of '77 readies for reunion
The Okeechobee High School Class of 1977 will meet on Tues-
day, 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 Ben-
nett 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 (863) 467-
0595.

Church hosting VBS


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 Treasure
Island. Coach Rick Andreassen, founder and athletic director of
the Christian Home School Athletic Association of Florida, will be
the featured speaker at the closing session Friday, July 28. For
information, call (863) 763-0550.

Fountain of Life plans VBS
The Fountain of Life 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.


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July 4: First place-John Nick-
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Men's Temp Star def. Williams Masonry
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July 3: Don's Appliances def. women s
Big Lake Title 18-3; Lefebvre Acci- softball results
dent Team def. Sofa Kings 21-20; July 3: Beef O'Brady's def. The
Shockers def. Big Dig 25-16. Tropics 14-5; Eli's Western Wear
July 5: Shockers def. Big Lake def. Lady Seminoles 19-18.
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Sports Briefs


OHS will host
softball classes
The Okeechobee High School
softball field will be open from 5
until 8 p.m. every Thursday begin-
ning July 13 until the start of
school in August for free fast pitch
softball instruction.
This weekly instruction will be
provided to all interested athletes
ages 6-14 and will be taught by
O.H.S. head softball coach Kim
Hargraves and members of the
Lady Brahman varsity softball
team.
For information, call Kim Har-
graves at (863) 634-6322.
Pop Warner grid
sign-ups slated
Pop Warner football and
cheerleading sign-ups will take
place at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex on July 15 from 10 a.m.
u n til 2 p .m . I
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring


the child's last report card, a cur-
rent year physical from your doc-
tor and a copy of the child's birth
certificate.
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863)
634-3482 or Albion Crowell at
(863) 697-2576.
Bass club hosts
benefit tourney
Taylor Creek Bass oClub 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 tour-
nament.
For information,', contact
George Marshall, Jr. at t 63) 634-
8145 or Charlie,Hays at (863) 763-
2332.


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
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Movie times for Friday, July 7,
through Thursday, July 13, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Pirates of the
Caribbean" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7:15 and
9:40 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2,4:30 and 7:10 p.m.,
Theatre II "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 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.
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Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooper-
ative is a six-library cooperative
serving Highlands, Hardee, DeSo-
to and Okeechobee counties. The
Heartland Library Cooperative
will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes
.throughout the six libraries in the
four-county-, area. A technology
information trainer will take a
mobile computer lab to each
location four times per month to
teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
theJnternet and how to commu-
nicate via e-mail with friends and
relatives. The more advanced
computer class will teach how to
keep the computer clean and
how to send pictures. You may
also contact your local libraries
for these same classes.. In Okee-
chobee, call (863) 763-3536 or
contact Gabriell Turner, informa-
tion tech trainer,, at
gabi,'myhvic.org.
Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-.
and 4-year-old children not yet in
a school setting. Child Find pi o-
vides free screenings on speech
and language, development,
vision, and hearing. For informa-
tion, contact Debbie Wagner at
(800) 358-8525.
Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents.
Permanent and part-time volun-
teers provide direct patient sup-
port services such as companion-
ship, telephone contacts, letter
reading, main caregiver relief and
other non-medical assistance.
They also assist Hospice in fund
raising, clerical and office sup-
port. Age' is not a barrier. For infor-
mation, visit Hospice of Okee-
chobee at 411 S.E. Fourth St.,
Okeechobee, or call (863) 467-
2321.1
Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Hear.t, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial,arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and -on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? .They'will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For information, call (863)
763-4333.


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ABSOLUTELY ART GALLERY
Custom framer needed. Please
apply in person. 401 SW
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A/C INSTALLER
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DRIVERS
Small company with well
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looking for hard working,
experienced drivers.
Must have Class A license.
Work 5 days.
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benefits. Permanent work
with a variety of loads.
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Estimator, exp. for local con-
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read plans & do take-off.
Benefit pkg. incl., paid holi-
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health ins. avail. DFWP.
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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
Needed CDL Class A Driver
For Equipment Hauling.
Other Duties Required.
Good Benefit Package, 401 K
Apply in Person:
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Equipment Co., Inc.
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vide counseling, monitor and document treatment, formulate
, intervention plans, and serve as liaison with community
agencies for the child. This is a documentation-oriented po-
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tive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
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our residential facility in Okeechobee, FL. In this role you will
implement student curricula, supervise teaching staff, assess
education needs of youth entering the camp, work to reinte-
grate program graduates into local school systems, and
maintain our accreditation.
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teaching experience required, one of which is preferred to
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reading.
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Be organized
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Knowledge in computer programs:
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The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and
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Life and Disability Insurance
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Class A & B CDL Required.
Benefits Available.

Apply at

Walpole Feed &

Supply

2595 NW 8th Street


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.




HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time

ACTIVITIES AIDE

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

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


TRUCK DRIVER NEEDEDIII
Must have Class A CDL.
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
A '(863)763-5586


VETERINARIAN TECHNICIAN
OR ASSISTANT
Seeking motivated person
with 3yrsexp.Forafast
paced mixed practice. Mail
or fax resume to 2949 State
Rd. 70W, Okeechobee
34972. Fax# 863-763-7524


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These seven little "cut-ups" won't nibble your lawn,
dig up your flowers or put a bite in your budget
(they're made from scrap plywood). They will add a
touch of whimsy anywhere they're displayed, and
they're so easy to make that the whole family can
join the fun.
Simply trace the full-size patterns onto plywood,
cut them out and decorate following detailed painting
instructions. Apply a sealer and enjoy them for years
in the yard or garden, as a weather vane or even on
the nursery wall.
The plan includes full-size traceable patterns and
painting guides for a calf, a duck, a pig, two puppies,
a rooster and a squirrel and range in size from 12
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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





CRANE SERVICE
Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all our lifting needs.
Okeechobee
(863)824-.6100
Reasonable Rates.


ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions,
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
Seawalls
(863)634-2044



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

The classifIeds are the
most successful sales-
person In town.-



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 Supplfes 525
Bicycles 530
Books IL Magazines635.
Building Materiale540
Bsness Eqaipimet, 545
Carpeotn u ,. 5r.
China. GlaueWh
Clothing 685
Coins/Stampe 570
Colectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 835
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 680
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 870
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplieg 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sportingl Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C & HEAT, 3 /2Ton Coleman
for Mobile Home, $300.
(863)763-1370
AIR CONDITIONERS (3) 5,000
BTU'S, Window Style. Newly
services. $135 for all, will
sep. (561)676-0427


RANGE: Glass Top, Magic
Chef & REFRIGERATOR, GE.
$175 for both, 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, Maytag.
$300 (863)763-3451
WASHER: Heavy Duty $75.
(863)674-1355
WHIRLPOOL WASHER &
DRYER
Excellent condition. $400.
(863)697-6618


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



BEHR SEALANT Deck water-
proofing. 5 gallon, never
opened. Quantity(6) $480 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2032
ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New 4'W x38"L,
.3" insulation, $2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011
PAINT- (8) 5 gal containers,
Antique White, interior Latex,
$560 for all will sell separate
(863)697-2032.


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


BABY BOY CLOTHES
0-12mins 100 plus pieces.
Summer and winter. $125.
863-697-1247
CHANGING TABLE- White
wood, Good condition. $25.
(863)675-3944 LaBelle
PLAYHOUSE. Little Tikes,
Step 2. Good condition. $200.
(863)902-0714
SLIDE, PICNIC TABLE &
WAGON: Linie Tikes, $95.for
all. wii sep (863)902-0714
TODDLER BED- Little Tykes,
pink.whie, blue, hdbd set up
like a house, $50
863)46-7295 -



CRYSTAL, Waterford, stem-
ware. decarnters, specialty
pieces. Alana pattern;, $500.
18631610-1964


HELLIES SHOES, boys size 6,
used aboul 5 min., $75.
1863)634-8708
LADIES 3X CLOTHES -NEW
Casual & Dressy. $300 for lot
or will sell separately.
239-292-7509


NASCAR TIRE TABLE- with
glass Top. $395
(863357-1183



COMPAQ PRESARIO LAPTOP
1ghz. 40gb HD, 512 mb ram,
XP home + extras. $375
(863)843-0158
DELL PENTIUM 4- XP PRO,
Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse.
Like new. $400.
(239)464-3260


BED, Queen, pillowtop mat-
tress, box spring & metal
frame. 3 mos, old. Paid $900.
asking $500 (863)634-8118
BED, Single, adjustable, excel-
lent condition. $250
(863)675-0600 ,
COMPLETE DINING ROOM-
Nice, Glass top table, 6
chairs, Hutch/buffet, Light
wood. $600. (863)801-3815
COMPUTER TABLE wood,
large, lots of storage. Good
cond. $50. (863)697-6618
CURIO CABINET, Curved
glass. $100 (863)675-0600
DRESSER, Tall, wooden. In
ood condition. $50
954)547-7333
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
LIVING ROOM SET, Couch,
chair, Joveseat & 3 tables.
$150 (863)763-6591
LOVESEAT, 60", dual recliner,
brown/navy plaid. $95
(863)612-9831
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress not included,
excellent condition, $150
(863)634-3069
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
SLEEPER-SOFA, Queen size,
$125.239-822-5955 LaBelle
SMALL TABLE- gobd for sew
machine, wooden, w/ 3 side
drawers $75 (863)824-8749
SOFA, like new, $125.
LaBelle 239-822-5955


SOFA, LOVESEAT & CHAIR-
dark multi colored, like new,
$550 (863)824-8749



GOLF CART: 3 Wheel, Electric
w/charger. $600.
(863)634-5225
GOLF CLUB LUGGAGE CASE-
Black, Hard shell, Great for
travel. $55. (863)675-3944
LaBelle


REVOLVER 38 CAL Stainless
steel Taurus' 2" barrel, like
new with extras, $375
(863)467-6696
RIFLE, 22 Cal. & 12 Gauge
shot gun single shot. $175.
Will separate.
(863)467-9892
RIFLE AMMO- Win. 30 30
Reminton. 150/170 sftpt.
200 rounds boxed $70. Ask
4 Ross (863)983-8661
RIFLE: SAVAGE, 30 ALT 6, 5
Shot, Bolt Action. Like new.
$325 (502)931-8101
RUGER- single 6, new model,
22 cal., $130
(863)763-4961
SHOT GUN: 12 Gage, Savage,
Pump. Very good condition.
$185. (502)931-8101



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



CUSTOM DRAPES- Burdines
Pattern: Jolettina Adobe.
Length 5'5". Rt. & Lt. panels &
s(l. $50/panel. 863-763-6216


DIAMOND RING, Ladies, Euro-
pean Cut, 30 point. 14kt white
gold. $550. (863)357-2233
Okee area.
NECK CHAIN: 18 kt.; 20".
$700 or best offer.
863-634-9620 Okee area.


ELEC POWER CHAIR- joystick
oper, four wheel base, chrger,
footrest, instruction book,
$1000 (863)801-6149
WHEELCHAIR- Padded with
extra seat cushion. Excellent
condition. $'225.
(863)357-8788


ARCADE GAMES, (2), Miss
Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100/Both or pos-
sible trade. (863)357-2773
DEHUMIDIFIER, Like new,
Bionaire. $100
(863)357-1929
GATSBY WHIRLPOOL TUB -
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept in-
side, great condition. W/Cover.
$2000. (863)843-0913
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS Linens,
TV, Sewing machine, dishes.
$200/all. Will sell separate.
239-292-7509
KARAOKE- Bratzs, White,
Complete, Good condition.
$50. (239)503-4656
SPA With COVER- Seats 8
Therapeutic jets. Excellent
condition. $2500. or best of-
fer. (863)467-8548



BASS AMPLIFIER: Carvin
PB-200,160 watt, 15" speaker
& horn, high quality. Almost
new. $285 (863)357-7406
MIXER: Mackie, Power Amp.
& Cross Over. $1100 for all,
will sep. (863)357-2882
SPEAKERS: Crate Guitar Stack
.& JVS. $1200 for all, will sep.
Call (863)697-3345


AFRICAN HOUSE SNAKE, 2/
ft., male, very tame, com-
plete tank setup, $125 or
est offer. (863)634-2725
BLACK LAB- 2 1/2 yrs old
Male. Purebred, Papers, ID
chipped. Trained for hunting
& field trial. $4000.
772-299-3643 or
772-559-0611
BLUE HEALER/BORDER Collie
Lovable, great w/kids. $50.
863-634-1343 after 5pm.
COCKATIEL w/Cage & Stand.
$150 or best offer.
(863)467-8856
CURR PUPS Proven line.
Shots, wormed. $150.
863-261-6422 -
DACHSHUND, male, 2 wks.
old, vet checked, dewormed,
$350 or trade for female.
(863)634-0758


DONKEY- lyr old, male, $100
.(5561)644-5418 or
" (954)465-6614
HUNTING DOG, Male, 4 mos.
old. $120 (863)673-1877
JACK RUSSEL / BLUE HEAL-
ER MIX: Female, Approx. 1
yr. old. $50. (863)357-2829
LAB PUPPIES- AKC, yellow,
Champ Bloodline, parents on
premises, S/W/HC, $650
(863)357-1841



POOL, above ground, 16x3;
with accessories. $75
(863)673-6295
TUB: Whirlpool w/Jacuzzi
Jets. Almond in color, 5'x4'.
Asking $700 or best offer.
(863)634-6540


BEACH WHEELS- Catamaran
Dual Trax, Fits 14'-20', Excel-
lent condition. $300.
(863)675-0161
POOL TABLE: Full Size w/ac-
cessorles. 1 pc. slate top.
Good condlti-on. $450.
(863)634-9429/634-8239



ALPINE SPEAKERS- 12", Set,
Type S woofers, in box with
V12 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
TRL-R w/warr, 2 new JBL
spkrs 15" w/horn, 1 15" sub,
w/ built in amp, 1 QSC pow-
er amp w/complete rack, and
EQ graphic equalizers, 2 PV
Impulse Spkrs w/stand &
cases, New 32 channel
Yamaha mixer w/warr, all
cables & access-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



TOSHIBA- Model CF3566A,
35" Works good. $150.
(863)675-0161
TV, Hitachi, 50" LCD,
widescreen, as new. $900
.(772)473-0398 or
(863)763-3039


AIR COMPRESSORS (2)
Portable, 120 volts,, 1 & 2 hp,
$195 forboth, will sep.
(561)676-0427
GENERATOR, 7200 watt,
240v, single phase, portable
w/wheels, good cond.,
$1000. (863)763-1933
GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate, 4000 watts, de-
pendable power, $250
(863)675-4970 -
GENERATOR- Guardian, 12KW
w/ATS LP or Nat gas, New
$2500. ,(863)467-9390
.SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with attachments, 4,
HP, wet/dry, exc cond $20
(863)675-2596



RAINBOW VACUUM, w/acces-
sories. $550 or best offer.
(863)357-1929
VACUUM CLEANERS, (2), Kir-
by, with all attachments.
$300 will sell separately.
(863)763-501,1
VACUUM, Hoover: Bagless,
20 Amp. 4900 Turbo. $30.
(863)763-4098


DVD'S- 70 Total, $350 for all
wil sell separate. Good Flea
Market item (863)763-4961


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Agriculture



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



APPALOOSA GELDING white,
12 years old. $1000
(863)763-0367 or
(863)801-1849
HORSE, TRAILER & TACK-
Pkg deal. Beautiful. Quarter
horse, 12 yr old Mare.
$2000.(863)357-1693
HORSE TRAILER, 2-horse,
needs some work, tongue
pull, good floor. $500 or best
offer. (954)520-6707
PALOMINO GELDING- 5 yrs,
15.3 hand, Not a beginner
horse. $1500.
(863)357-1945 Evenings
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,


super sweet, $2500.
(863)357-JUMP



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
FINISH MOWER- 5ft, Bush
Hog, $500 excellent condi-
tion (863)697-3008
LAWN MOWER, Snapper,
16hp, runs good. $275
(863)763-6591
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 42"
cut, 3wks new, paid $1000,
sell for $700 (863)357-3632


ROTO TILLER- Troy built,
Used 2 seasons, good con-
dition $300 (863)357-3632
SNAPPER YARD MACHINE
0 turn, 33" cut, exc.cond.
$950. (863)763-3551


BARBARDOS BLACK BELLY
SHEEP (3), 1 female w/2
male babies, 3 mos. old.
$150for all. (954)520-6707


Rentals



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



N.ofOKEE-2Br,1Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st &sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vldp(surfinthenet.net
Okeechobee, Large 1BR in
town, furnished, no pets,
$690/month, 1st & sec. +
utilities. 863-634-0322


BASSWOOD: 3 BR/2 Ba, 1 Car
Garage. Fresh Paint. Cathedral
ceilings. Very nice. Pets ok.
$1400 mo. 863-697-1465
House for Lease, 3BR/2BA,
$1100 mo., 1st, last & se-
curity. References required,
No Pets. (863)763-6541
House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, 13
miles W. of Okeechobee on
Hwy. 70, Horses welcome
$1300. mo. (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
KINGS BAY- 3/2, W/D, lawn
service included, pool, ten-
nis, $1200/mo
(863)697-3008
OKEE., 2 Story, 3br, 2.5ba, 2
car gar., Nice area, Blue Her-
on $1500. 1st, Last&Dep
.Avail Aug. (863)467-1254
Okeechobee House for Rent
3BR/2BA on Canal
$1,250/mo. & 1st, last & sec.
(863)763-2262 or 634-1000
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st &sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
Okeechobee, 3BR, 1BA, 1 car
Garage, Comp. renovated, w/
central air. $1400 mo. 1st, last
&sec. (561)723-2226
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last,.sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461


EAGLE ISLAND RD & 144th,
85 acres off a paved road, for-
merly orange grove, with deep
well & drainage swales, level,,
disked, suitable for a variety of
Ag use. Call (561)951-3544



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

Real state



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
T dwnhouses Sale1015
Houses Sale 1025
Hun tin P r epu 1030


.Op tn retl 1050
Out of Bate -
Property Sale 1055

Resort Property-
Sale .-. 1070
Warehouse Spac. 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


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


BRAND NEW IN OKEECHOBEE
DIRECT FROM BUILDER- 2
to choose from, 3br,2ba, on
large lot, end of quiet cul-de-
sac, designed by famous
Palm Beach Architect, tile
throughout, all amenities,
$205,000 (561)718-2822 or
cpbirdie@adelphia.net
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,000
(863)763-1673
check out www.edanderson.us


OKEE. CO. 5 ACRES w/ 3
brm, 2ba, mob. hm $197K,
Call L. Gilbert, All Fla. Realty
Svcs. (772)834-5474
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/2, new
CBS, vaulted ceilings, Ig
kitch, laundry, tile floors,
Master Suite, $179,900
(561)748-8118 or
ssyl@bellsouth.net
ONE HOUSE TO MANY! 3br,
1 ba, & 2br 2ba, 2 swimming
pools, 1 boat house. 1 dock,
Both updated & new apple.
New paint inside & out. New
carpet, complete. Avail for
immediate occupancy. Call
for info. 954-801-6158 or
772-597-6158
PALM CREEK: 3 Bdrm.,21/2.
Ba. w/2 car garage. Excellent
condition. $235,000.
(561)262-9191
TREASURE ISLAND- Best
.Buy, direct lake access, sea
wall, 3/1, separate garage,
below market $95,000
(561)746-2921/262-1390

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LARKEY LAKES: 2 BR, 1 BA..
Pay weekly or monthly. Call
(863)467-4982 for more info.



OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm.,1 Ba.
Mobile Home. Nice lot, fenced
back yard, front porch Will
lease w/option to buy: $700
mo. (863)634-3451.
RIM CANAL: LARGE 1 Bdrm.
Mobil Home on the water
w/boat dock. $800 mo. +
electric. (863)467-1530



DOUBLEWIDE
Seller Needs Cash!
1/5 acres on Kissemee River,
Highland County. $95,000. -
G.Coyle -Prudential Realty
(863)385-9141

Recreation



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



BASS BOAT, Pro Craft 1984
171/2 Ft., 115 hp Mercury en-
gine. $2000. (772)216-2336
BASS TRACKER- '94, 18' Pro,
Aluminum, 75 hp Mercury.
$2500 Firm. In Moore Haven
(239)633-7173
CABIN BOAT- Fiberform fly-
bridge, '80, 25', 5.7 Mercruiser
I/O. Trailer, All electronics
inci'd. $2400. (239)369-9725
EVENRUDE 115, 17ft., runs
great, wide boat, turn key
ready. $1600
(863)467-1290
PONTOON BOAT: 24 Ft. w/115
hp engine, generator, lights
& many extra's.. $4500.
(863)634-5225
SEA KAYAK, Touring Style,
Model Prijon Kodiak, 17 Ft.,
Good condition. $400.
-(863)357-7406


Bus converted into RV, rebuilt
eng., runs great, $1500 firm.
239-657-3387 or
505-317-5577
SHADOW CRUISER- '98 slide
in camper, fully contained,
like new, $2500
(863)675-0604
TRAVEL TRAILER: 27 Ft.,
Ready to go w/Air & Heat. All
accessories. $2500.
(863)674-1355


REESE 5TH WHEEL HITCH-
for 1.5K Ib trailer weight,
$295 (863)467-6696


Seadoo, '95, runs good,
$1500 or best offer.
(863)673-6085



BOAT MOTOR, 0/B, Evinrude,
25 hp. Excellent motor. $800
Firm. (863)227-1879
MERC ALUMINUM PROP-
Like new, Fits 90hp. Hub kit
included. $70.
(863)763-1424


OMC BOAT MOTOR, 14hp.
$700 (863)763-7609


HARLEY DAVIDSON '97, Road
King, 74k original, $5000 in
extras. Very nice. $15,000
(863)467-6960
HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON
HEAD '74. $3000 Call for de-
tails. (239)357-6889 LaBelle
area.
HODAKA WOMBAT '73
125cc. $500 (239)738-0359
after 5pm.
SUZUKI SAVAGE '02, 650cc,
excellent condition. $2500
(239)738-0359 after 5pm
SUZUKI VOLUSTIA INTRUDER
2002, Garage kept. 1 Owner.
1900 org. mls. $4,600 Firm.
Call (863)763-3451 Okee


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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
offer. Nick @ 863-697-0383
GO CARTS- (2) Manco 6.5hp
2 seater, new tires. Murray
6hp 1 seater. Both run great,
$1400 (863)674-0539 -
JET SKI, '96, 3 seater, $2500
or best offer or trade for four
wheeler. (863)673-0104
SUZUKI 125 '83 w/Reverse.
Runs great! $400 or best offer
863-697-2434
SUZUKI 2001 80HP- Runs,
excellent cond. $2200.
863-467-0109


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utilty Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC DEVILLE '99-
showroom cond., fully load-
ed, metallic silver, gray int.,'
$8000 neg. (863)675-9293
CHEVY CORSICA '91, 82k,
runs excellent. $1000
(863)763-7950
CHEVY CORSICA, '92- 4dr,
power brakes, cd player, good
on gas, 6 cyl., no AC, good
cond. $900 (863)763-7609.


NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
I, Sue M. Cobb, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice thai
a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in GLADES County, State of lorida, on the
SEVENTH day of NOVEMBER, A.D., 2006, to fill or retain the following offices:
United States Senator
Representative In Congress: District 16
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Attomey General
Chief Rnancial Officer
Commissioner of Agriculture
State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 20
Public Defender Judicial Circuit 20
State Representative: District 77
Supreme Court. Retention of Three Justices
Second District Court of Appeal, Retention of Five Judges
CiJ I TJ ntieth Judicial Circuit Groups 2, 5, 8, 9, 11, 14, 17, 18, 26, 27,
Port LaBelle Community Development District Seats 1,3 and 5
County Court Judge: Group 1
School Board: Districts 1,4 and 5
County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4
Moore Haven Mosquito Control District Seat 2
Glades Soil and Water Conservation District Groups 1, 2.3,4 and 5
IN Testimony Whereof, I Hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the
State of Fodda to be atsfed at Tallahassee,.The Capital, this Twelfth day of June,
A.D., 2006.
Sue M.Cobb
Secretary of State
1474800ON 7/11,14/06


DODGE INTREPID '96- new
tires, no dents, runs very
good, $2000 (863)675-6245
after 5pm (LaBelle area)
FORD TEMPO '93 -runs good,
4 dr., auto, must sell!! $600.
863-634-1643
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
(863)675-7105
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1988,
Good condition. Straight
body. No rust. Asking $1000
or best offer. (863)634-6540
LINCOLN TOWN CAR '88-.67K
miles, needs a little TLC,
asking $1200
(863)467-2131
Mercury Marquis LS, '90,5.0,
V8, runs strong, auto, OD,
2nd owner, cold airall pow-.
* er, $1800 (863)467-6805
PLYMOUTH ACCLAIM, '90,
a/c, may need new strut,
runs great, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-1441
TOYOTA CAMRY- '92, Needs
Rack, Pinnion & R.F. Strut.
$1000. 863-467-5401 or
7.72-359-2923


TOYOTA CAMRY LE WAGON,
'90, V-6, $1350.
(863)357-0506


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
FORD F350 LARIAT 103, Crew
cab, dual alloy wheels, power
stroke diesel, auto., tilt, cruise,
loaded, only 34k. $27,900 or
best offer. (863)467-6960
JEEP CHEROKEE 1986, 4x4,
Runs good. Nice interior.
$900. or best offer.
(863)467-8723


YAMAHA GOLF CART- 36 volt,
charger included. Good con-
dition. Free delivery in Okee.
$1000. (863)763-1424'


NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
I, Sue M. Cobb, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice thai
a GENERAL ELECTION will be held In HENDRY County, State of Florida, on.the
SEVENTH day 9f NOVEMBER, A.D., 2006, to fill or retain the following offices:
United States Senator
Representative In Congress: Districts 16 and 23
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Attorney General
Chief Rnancial Officer
Commissioner of Agriculture
State Attorney: Judicial Circuit 20
Public Defender: Judicial Circuit 20
State Representative: District 77
Supreme Court, Retention of Three Justices .
Second District Court of Appeal, Retention of Five Judges
C J Age Tntieth Judicial Circuit: Groups 2, 5, 8,9, 11, 14,17, 18, 26, 27,
Port LaBelle Community Development District: Seats 1,3 and 5
County Court Judge: Group 1
School Board: Districts 1,3 and 5
County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 .
Hendry County Hospital Authority: Districts 2, 3 and 4
Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1,3 and 5 .
East County Water Control District: Seats 2 and 4
IN Testimony Whereof, I Hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the
State of Florida to be affixed at Tallahassee, The Capital, this Twelfth day of June,
A.D., 2006. Sue M
Sue M.Cobb
Secretary of State
147487ON 7/11,14/06


.F350 DUMP TRUCK '88- good
running 7.3 diesel, good
tires, needs clutch, $995 neg
(561)633-1371
WORK BODY TRUCK- Ford
F250 w/tool body & lift tail
gate, 351 Cleveland, $500
neg (863)675-7321 '


ADAPTOR KIT- For Jeep
Wrangler to V8 Chevy en-
gine. Headert; Adaptor
plates $250. (863)674-0898
COIL SPRINGS- 3, For Dodge
* 3/4 TON '2004 & up. $150.
or will separate.
(863)634-3070
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE '94-.
damage in front, good mo-
tor, new tires & trans axle
$200 (863)697-3008
RANCH HAND FT.BUMPER
w/12k lb. winch. Will fit '99 to
'04 Ford F250/F350. $1200 or
best offer. 863-634-7318
REAR SEAT- Jeep Wrangler,
$100. (863)674-0898


RIMS- (4) 16X7 Dodge Ram
PU Rims, semi metallic silver
w/clear coat, fits 96-01,
$250 neg. (863)697-8906
TIRES- 5, 4 with 8 lug rims,
Goodyear Wrangler
36x12.50x16.5LT. Near new.
$225. (863)357-8788
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 ,
CHEVY S10, '96, 4 cyl., manu-
al transmission, needs timing
belt, $1000. (863)634-6115
FORD F100 1974, 2 wd. $350
(863)675-4697 LaBelle
GMC PICK UP 1986, $1400.
(863)467-4449


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, in compliance with the Consultants Com-
petitive Negotiations Act, FS 287-055, desires architectural services for the des
sign and supervision of the following project:
REMODELING OF BUILDINGS "A" AND "KSU"
ATTHE INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE IRCC)
FORT PIERCE MAIN CAMPUS
Firms desiring to provide Professional Services for the subject project shall submit
One (1) original and Six (6) copies clearly indicating the project for which you are
submitting. Please submit the following information in the order listed:
1. Lefterof Interest
2. GSA Forms 254 and 255
3. Consultant Questionnaire Form -- which can be obtained by calling thle IRCC
Facilities Planning Office at 772-462-7360, or preferably by e-mailing your
requestto pivey@ircc.edu.
4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from owners with whom you have
had experience in the past three (3) years
5. Copy of firm's current Florida Professional Registratllon License
6.If your firm is a corporation, please provide a copy of your current Florida
Corporate Charter
Submittal documents will be accepted in the Indian River Community College Fa-
cilities Planning Office Building 'S" Room #233 3209 Virginia Avenue For1
Pierce FL 34981-5596 no later than 12,00 Noon on Tuesday July 25 2006
Submittals received after thattime/date will not be considered
Scope of services include, but are not limited to the design and architectural super-
vision in the remodeling of Buildings "A" and "KSU" at the IRCC Fort Pierce Mair
Campus. A majority of the space will consist of office space, meeting rooms
and office support, along with an upgrade to the HVAC and Electrical.
The subject remodeling projects are located at the IRCC ,,i 1,-... i ,- -.,,
S3209 Virinia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596. Please unaci rnquiies to in
IRCC Facilities Planning Office by calling 772-462-7360 or by e-malling
oveipaircc.edu Thank you for your interest in our projects.
147092ON 7/11,18/06


TRUCKS (6). F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors. $1500 or best
offer. (561)633-1371


FORD EXPLORER XLT V8- '96
Great Condition. $4100.
863-763-2188
GMC SUBURBAN '94, Fair
shape, blown head gasket.
$1000 (863)467-0139 leave
message.
GMC Suburban SLE, '93, has
all the toys, drivers side front
end damage, 145,700 mi.,
$1800 neg. (863)763-4149


TRAILER, used for motorcy-
cle, $400 (863)673-6295


UTILITY TRAILER- 16', Excel-
lent condition $1000. or
best offer. (863)675-6568


CHEVY CONV VAN '92- 4.3V6,
nice' van, $900
(863)675-0077
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8,
sofa bed, tow pkg., 178k
miles, $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
GMC VAN '91- 3/4 ton, has
some rust, runs & drives
great, real strong work van
80,0 neg. (863)763-4149

How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the cids-
sifleds


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
TAYLOR CREEK FINGERCANAL DREDGING BID #2006-17
CAS PROJECT NO. 00-0903-126
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed BIDS' will be received by Okeechobes County Board of County Commission-
ers until 2:00 p.m. on Auanst 16. 2006. They will be publicly opened by the
County Clerk or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time speci-
fied will not be accepted.
The BIDS shall be based on furnishing all materials, equipment, and labor for the
AQUATIC REMOVAL AND CANAL DREDGING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY BID
#2006-17.
All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with the Draw-
' ings, Specifications and, Contract Documents as prepared by Craig A. Smith &
Associates and /or pertaining thereto, which may be examined at or obtained
from:
Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners
304 NW 2nd Street, Room 106
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863) 763-6441
Or.
Engineer
Craig A. Smith & Associates
11101 South Crown Way, Suite 1
Wellington, Florida 33414
(561)791-9280
A non-refundable deposit of $75.00 will be required for each set of Construction
Plans, Specifications and Contract Documnts, Checks are to be made payable
to Craig A. Smith & Associates, Contract Documents can be obtained by express
mail upon receipt of vendors check and express mail account number.
Bidders will confine their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial bids will not be ac-
cepted.
A non-mandatory pro-bid ...im-i '.,ii n;, r,. i r.i. iJri'hobee County Annex
Building (Planning, Zoning & building uepartmun) located a 499 NW'5th Avenue,
Okeechobee, Flonda 34972 on Tuesday, August9, 200B at 10:00 a.m.
Each bidder will submit with this bid evidence that the bidder is licensed to perform
the work and services or qualified by examination to be so licensed.
Each bidder must be accompanied by an acceptable Bid Bond or Certified Check, In
an amount equal to at least five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid payable to
Okeechobee County, Florida, as a guaranee that if the bid is accepted, the bidder
will execute the contract.


John W. Abney, Sr, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
147376 ON 7/11/06 .


Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners


NOTICE
The Value Adjustment Board of Okeechobee County will convene its annual or-
ganlzational meeting on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. In County Com-
mission Chambers, 304 NW 2nd Street, Courthouse, Okeechobee, Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record must include'the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based.

Clif Betts, Jr., Chairman
Value Adjustment Board

147370ON 7/1l1/06


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Community Events


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

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services'Center located at the Lottie Raulerson Ser-
vice Center, 1019 W.,South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at the
service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and gospel'
music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to expand its
activities to groups that would like to play board games, card games and
bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-
5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come down and talk to us. Activi-
ties 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 benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edition-
2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass and
includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each orna-
ment is $15. All proceeds from t6ie sale of the ornaments will go to the ORE
scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton,
(863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion 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 Auxil-
iary 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 eligi-
ble. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and provide super-
vision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are
emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior
members and cadets work side by side to accomplish these missions. If
you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior, member contact Gene
O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

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


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

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

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.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
tion.

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


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


'Jake'
Rachel Muros gives her horse '"Jake" a drink from her
own cup during a break in a riding class. Rachel was one
of 12 Okeechobee 4-Hers to attend the Horsemanship
Camp at Camp Welaka June 25-30.


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