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KENNETT SQUARE (AP)-
Barbaro was doing "much
better" Friday morning, a day
after his veterinarian said the
Kentucky Derby winner was a
"long shot" to survive a poten-
i- tially fatal hoof disease.
S "Barbaro was out of his
sling for more than 12 hours
yesterday, and he had a calm,
restful night, sleeping on his,
side for more than, four
hours," Dr. Dean Richardson
said in a statement issued Fri-
day by the University of Penn-
sylvania's New Bolton Center.
"While his condition is stable,
t remains extremelyserious."
upbeat earlier when he told
The Associated Press that Bar-
baro had a "good night. He's
doing much better.",
Richardson told a packed
news conference Thursday
that the 3-year-old colt has a
severe case of the disease*
laminitis in his left hind leg,
and termed his prognosis as
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -
.Bmbs and mortars struck
Shiite and Sunni mosques in
the Baghdad area Friday, the
latest in a week of tit-for-tat
sectarian attacks that have.
killed more than 250 people.
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Fairgrounds funding sought
$1.2 million in
at agri-civic center
By Pete Gawda
Will Okeechobee. have a
According to the fair commit-
tee, major improvements must
be made on the grounds of the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center before that facility can
host a county fair. .
"Essentially what we are ask-
ing you to do is complete part of
the site plan and some of the
improvements in the master
plan," stated Linda Syfrett of the
fair committee as she appeared
before the Okeechobee County
of Board County Commissioners
at their July 13 meeting request-
ing $1.2 million in' improve-
The improvements consist of
paving an inniercircle'nside the
existing larger pa ed cile at the
entrance to the faciall and
adding water and eltrical
hookups for vendo This Vould
provide for a carni I and ,*id-
Terry Burroughs, f the f4
association, presented concept
tual drawing of the proposed.
SHowever before any' inrrove-
merits are started, the are ust
be filled in due to drainage rob-
Mrs. Syfrett noted that the cir-
cle at the entrance to the
grounds is what she called
"prime property" but cannot be
utilized at present because of
The proposal includes
$391,600 for earthwork and
.drainage, $55,965 for pavement
improvements $31,350 for side-
'alks, $66,375 for utilities and
$-,000 for sod and landscape.
'-dditional costs include
$265,100 for electrical connec-
tions, and $92,000 for site work
Larry Davis, acting director of
the agri-civic center, said it made
more sense to have the midway
in the entrance circle. -
Mrs. Syfrett said that eventual-.
ly the fair would be able to make
improvements including a multi-
purpose building that would
double as a hurricane shelter.
However, she added that her
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All day event: Youths participate i Sports Camp
Okeechobee News/Helen Chason
Bunt baseball was the game of the day at the Oak View Baptist Church Sports Camp,
held Wednesday. Local youths participating from left to right, Alex Pluskot, Wesley Har-
rell, Reece Lamb, Zac Kruske, Cody Louthan. Ross Laskey. Stacy Brandes, camp coun-
selor from Jefferson City, Mo., is part of the Sports Crusaders from Holt Summitt, Mo.
Boys ages 7 to 9 practice. .
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By PeteiGawda \,
The Okeechobee. County
Board of County Commisiin-
ers spent more than two hofis
discussing the Daniel shell pt.
situation without coming to a-
At stake is whether or not
Oscar Daniel can continue to
transport shell rock from his
mine over S.W. 67th Drive.
which-is theponly road access-
ing his property. He has been
conducting mining operations
on the property for many years,
well before the county's cur-
rent land development regula-
-tions went into effect. His older
mining operations were grand-
fathered in. In order to open up
another mine on his property,
under current regulations, he
was required to apply for a spe-
cial exception to allow for min-
ing operations in an agricul-
In November of 2005, the
board of adjustments and
'appeals granted the special
exception with the condition
ihat S.W. 67th Drive not be
used for access to the mine
without additional mitigation
methods being approved. The
board rioted that S.W. 67th
Drive has been designated a
local or residential street.
Mr. Daniel then submitted a
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Girls take a much needed break at a water station at the sports camp that was hosted
Wednesday at the OakView Baptist Church. The girls have been practicing soccer tech-
niques with leaders from the Sports Crusaders that are here and working in conjunction
with Oakview at their sports camp. About 98 youths participate in the event Wednesday.
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Kiwanis gets 'thanks'
from local campers
By D. Hamilton
Kiwanis Club members
served up a warm welcome to
special guests at Thursday's
Valerie Marone, Okeechobee
Substance Abuse Coalition
coordinator along with two
Okeechobee High School stu-
dents, Eric Pena and Travis Latti-
more came to the meeting to
say "thanks" to Kiwanis Club
The two young men were
part of a group of Okeechobee
students afforded the opportu-
nity to attend Camp Blanding in
Starke. The camp was present-
ed by the Florida National Guard
Drug Demand Reduction Pro-
gram and is open to any student
ranging from ninth to 12th
The trip which also included
more than 200 students from six
other Florida counties was
sponsored by the Department of
Children and Families and coor-
dinated by the Okeechobee
Substance Abuse Coalition.
Transportation to the camp was
sponsored by the Okeechobee
Kiwanis Luncheon Club with a
check for $1,800 to pay for the
, bus trip.
The four-day camp ran from
June 27 through June 30, and
focused on leadership and com-
munication skills, tolerance, for
others, teamwork, integrity,
problem solving and respect.:
Students received classroom
training and also participated in
outdoor activities including an
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Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Kiwanis Club members Frank Irby (right) and Jim Vensel (second right) welcomed local high
school students, Eric Pena (second left) and Travis Lattimore (third right) to Thursday's club
meeting along with Valerie Marone (third left), Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition
County coordinator, Sue Vensel (left), with the Department of Juvenile Justice, and Travis'
mother, Mrs. Henry. The two young men came to the club meeting to show their gratitude for
Kiwanis Clubs' donation and support in helping them travel with other local youths to camp
in North Florida.
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Steven .Curl. 2587 S.E. 63
Avenue, Okeechobee was con-
victed of Lewd Assault, on Dec.
16, 1996, in Palm Beach County,
Fla., and previously convicted of
Lewd Assault .on May 18, 1989
Cormimissior Chairman John
Fundir ng AAb ey asked, out an agreement
o i vt.pay back ny funds provided
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ContinuedaFrom g '-ow. "You wi be paid back," Mrs.
organ Syfrettion ed that the Syfrettsa.
.y .5 million facility Howiver, commissioners
t tty e used forcaunt seemed reluctant to commit
that used or c a ty moreunds to a facility where
She said the fair committee is 't's hard for rito spend.
Sin the process of booking the Bel- ther $1.2's million out there,"
lamy brother an Music City sa commissionerGene Woods.
Brasss for the 2007 fair. She said "I'm really concern about how
the Music City Brass would go to P go about funding this," said
the middle schools and the high commissioner Elvie Posey.
school when they were not per- "I personally feel this-is the
forming at the fair. She also said a next phase, but how do we pay
hypnotist was lined up. Mr. Syf/ for it?" asked Mr. Abney., "We
frett said they are trying to gde have'to look at the big picture."
sponsors. However, they cannot He asked if they could econo-
move forward without assurance mize in anyway.
of help. / Mrs..Syfrett stated that this was
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site plan for review by the site
plan technical review committee.
That committee determined that
SW 67th Drive functions as a col-
lector roadway and could be used
for access to the mine.
That site plan then had to go
before the planning board, made
up of the same members as the
board of adjustments and
appeals. The planning board
decreed that S.W. 67th Drive was
designated as a local or residential
street and could not be used in
connection with the mining activi-
The matter was then referred,
to the county commission.
Commissioners listened to
attorneys, a traffic engineer, a civil
engineer, .an environmental spe-
cialist and interested citizens
before sending the matter back to
the planning board.
Mr. Daniel claimed that S.W.
67th Drive was his only access to
the shell pit.
"I have tried all other ways to
get out," he added. He said he
could not secure easements from
surrounding property owners.
"This road was put in strictly
for the pit," he said.
-Mr. Daniel produced a letter
from former county commission-
er Jack Williamson stating that in
the mid 70's the road now desig-
nated as S.W. 67th Drive was built
for the specific purpose of hauling
shell rock from Mr. Daniel's mine.
The letter went on to say that the
road has been in continuous use
since that time as the only access'
to the mine until the planning
board denied that access.
"If this is not a collector road,
tell us so," asked Steve Dobbs,
engineer on the project.
As to the charge that the road
did not meet current standards for
a collector road, he countered
that 14 of the county's.25 desig-
nated collector roads do not meet
the specifications for a collector
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obstacle course, compass
course, rock climbing wall, repel
tower, swimming, and team
Mrs. Marone presented both
Eric and Travis with certificates of
completion during the meeting
and also a certificate of apprecia-
tion was accepted by club mem-
ber Frank Irby on behalf of Kiwa-
nis member sponsors.
"For some Okeechobee stu-
dents, this was the first time that
He quoted a department of
transportation official who said
that that roads used to connect
large agricultural parcels to arteri-
al roads were classified as collec-
Mr. Dobbs had an engineering
firm to review reports and inspec-
tions of the Nubbin Slough Bridge"
on S.W. 67th Drive. The engineer-
ing firm's report stated that the
bridge was capable of ;upporting
"all legal Florida truck loads with-
It's hard to get past the fact,
'We ain't gonna let you'." he
asserted after presenting .his doc-
umentation, noting that four of
the planning board members live
on or adjacent to S.W. 67th Drive.
"In my opinion as a traffic
engineer, it clearly functions as a
collector," stated Susan O'Rourke
She noted that S.W; 67th Drive
connected a large agriculture tract
with an arterial, making it a col-
lector and that it connects three
residential streets with a state
Ed Weinberg, environmental
consultant, stated that the alter-
nate routes would require an
impact on wetlands. He added
that securing the necessary per-
mitting would be time consum-
Attorney Robert Gorman, rep-
resenting Mr., Daniel stated that
S.W. 67th Drive is the' dnly legal
access to the property and that
easements could not be procured
from other property owners.
He said decades of trucks have
been using that road.
The attorney noted that to
deny its function as a collector
.road it is necessary to show a
detriment to the public. He stated
that construction trucks bring
building materials for houses
being built in the neighborhood
were also using the road.
Attorney Wes .Harvin repre-
sented several area property own-
ers. After giving a history of the
legal proceedings that had taken
place previously, he contended'
that S.W. 67th Drive did not meet
they ever attended a camp of any
kind," stated Mrs. Marone. She
also reported that the National
Guard instructors Were very
impressed with all of the Okee-
chobee students, their participa-
tion in all camp activities, and
with their positive and respectful
Camper Eric Pena was recog-
nized by the National 'Guard for
his leadership skills and encour-
aging other campers. Mrs.
Marone told club members that
the National Guard contacted
Eric's parents inviting him back
for the next session of camp on
July 26, to act as counselor in
a bare bones proposal:
Commissioner Ray Domer
expressed a fear of jeopardizing
existing projects. He noted the
county is building a new emer-
gency operations center, a new
fire station and that the recreation
and road departments need
buildings and the' county is plan-
ning to build a new administra-
County administrator George
Long said the only way the coun-
ty could pay for the requested
improvements was from the
landfill trust fund, property tax
increase or debt.
Mr. Burroughs asked about
the time period for a debt.
Mr. Long replied it would be
about $85,000 to $90,000 for a
year for 15 years..
Mr. Burroughs said they would
the criteria 'of'a collector road
because it was too narrow and
did not have the required 10 inch
He mentioned the expense of
building a base and widening the
road to bring it up to the stan-
dards of a collector road.
Mr. Harvin went on to say that
to be a collector road; S.W. 67th,
Driveshould have turn lanes and
perhaps a traffic light at State
The attorney stated that the
mine owner once owned proper-
ty that could be used for ingress
and egress and he sold it.
Renee Mims, a resident of S.W.
67th Drive, spoke of the unaccept-
able element of danger to chil-
dren. She. said the traffic count,
was skewed because of the num-
ber. of trucks hauling buildings
material. She said that traffic,
would be short term.
Only one area resident, Barry
Montville, spoke in favor of the
shell pit. He said he lived there for
two years and had had no trouble
with shell trucks and no com-
plaints of noise. He also said he
felt the street was safe for chil-
dren. Mr. Montville said there&
were more construction trucks
than shell trucks.
Trucker .Phil Bauman spoke of
the economic impact the shell pit
would have on the county. He
said closing the mine would raise
the cost of shell rock because it
would. have to be hauled from
Planning director Bill Royce
stated that in granting a special
exception community impact is
taken into consideration and that
generally special exceptions are
not appropriate that generate
truck traffic on residential streets.
He .said the applicant had
made an argument that S.W. 67th
Drive functions as a collector. He
went on to say that some uses can
be banned for a collector and
some uses of a collector may be.
inappropriate. However, he
added this was policy and not
"There is no doubt ,in my
training. She also mentioned that
Eric gained the distinction of hav-
ing broken the civilian record for
the obstacle course with a time of
3:06, beating the old time of 3:11.
Eric's younger brother, Jesse
Pena also attended camp.,
Both students, Eric and Travis
were given the opportunity to
speak to Kiwanians about their
experiences. Both young men
commented on the early morn-
ing calisthenics which began
shortly after daylight but both
gave glowing accounts of the
camp, staff, activities, and of the
learning experiences gained from
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hair/balding; Brown eyes
also in Palm Beach County, Fla.
Both convictions involved minors
under the' age of 16. If you have
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need contracts in place by Oct. 1
and construction completed by
Feb. 1 in order to have the fair
Staff was instructed to look
into ways to come up with the
requested funds and a schedule
"You're sitting on the best
thing that every happened to
Okeechobee, "said committee
member Bill Farris.
In a related matter, the board
awarded a contract to Charlie's
Lawn Service in the amount of
$31,350 for grounds maintenance
and grass cutting at the, agri-civic
center. Mr. Long presented fig-
ures showing' that it cost the
county $40,156.75 for in-house
grass cutting at the facility.
mind, it's a collector," .asserted
Commissioner -Gene' -Woods.
"That's what I see and that's what
I say" ,
"I have no trouble making'it a
collector road," said Commission-
"We are dealing with .more;
than the operation of a shell pit,"
asserted Commissioner Elvie
Posey. "It's not just Mr. Daniel."
He spoke of the truckers who
make a living hauling shell rock.
As a compromise, commis-
sion chairman John Abney sug-
gested the county build a bypass
road that would run south from
the-. intersection of S.W. 48th
Avenue and Old Dixie Highway,
border Mr. Daniel's property and
continue on to intersect with S. R.
78. He hinted at using eminent
domain to acquire property. He
proposed that Mr. Daniel pay part
of the cost of the road. In the
meantime, he proposed Mr.
Daniel be allowed temporary use
of S.W. 67th Drive until the bypass
could be constructed, or at least
until the bypass could be con-
structed to Mr. Daniel's property.
S"I think this has merit and the
board should look at it," he assert-
The only thing settled by the
lengthy discussion was that com-
missioners voted four to one that
that S.W. 67th Drive functions as a
Commissioner Abney cast the
single dissenting vote. He said he
feared a precedent would be set
and that other people would want
county roads to be designated as
After the vote on the collector
road designation, commissioners
voted to send the matter back to
the planning board to see if, the
effects of truck traffic could be
That vote was three to two
with commissioners Betts and
Domer voting no.
expressed a desire that the mater
be settled on the commission
Both young men and other
Okeechobee students who
attended the camp will be giving
prevention presentations and
sharing what they learned at
camp with youth programs and
organizations through out the
Kiwanis Club member, Jim
Vensel thanked the Department
of Children and Families, the
camp chaperones, National
Guard DDR Camp, and the Okee-
chobee Substance Abuse Coali-'
tion for their support in assisting
local students attending the
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.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful not
to hlit 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:
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-
ers located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which is the
target district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are urged to
Survey results will' be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of concern
to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-
streetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
Butterfly Haven to open soon
OKEECHOBEE The grand opening of "Butterfly Haven" at:
Arnold's Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center will be held Saturday, July
22, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission for adults is $10 and children
under the age of 12 are free. This will include a snack and beverage. In
addition to the butterfly garden tour, visitors will also be able to see
other beautiful and exotic creatures, enjoy guided tours of the hiking.
trail and self-guided tours of the natural trail. The center is located at
14985 N.W 30 Terrace. For information call (863) 763-4630 or go to
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 Tuesdays of.
Barrels and poles are available.
The cost is $10 per person. Rules, waiver and release forms are:
available at the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioner's
office, 304 N.W Second St., and the county extension office at 458 U.S..
For information, call (863) 763-1666 or (863) 697-9977.
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Clay Rogers (at bat) gets assistance from Harve Antle a
high school baseball coach from Missouri. Mr. Antle is
part of the Sports Crusaders here this week in conjunc-
tion with Oak View Baptist Church sports camp. About 98
youths participated in the events.
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Adam Godwin and Logan Staton practice retrieving
ground balls at the sports camp being hosted by
OakView Baptist Church on Wednesday. They were two
of 98 youths who attend this year's sports camp.
The Okeechobee Retired Edu-
cators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament.
The ornament is 24 karat gold on
brass and includes a numbered
certificate and historical informa-
tion. Each ornament is $15. All
proceeds from the sale of the
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.
GED classes offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
English as second language class-
es, Monday and Wednesday from
9 a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30
p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until
4 p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park
St., adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle
School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until
8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, DadH s i I..lAge ,i,,. CGetch,, nRobe. n Agy ,ic
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and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.
computer classes i 204 N.E. 3rd Ave., Okeechobee
The Heartland Library Cooper- (863) 763-5561
ative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the
Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer
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sills will be demonstrated, as well
as how to access and navigate the Providing Insurance and Finandal Services
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DRAINAGE: Let's talk about where the water is going to, when it
starts raining like the last week or so, when it rained. But leading up
to now, when it was so dry. You would think that our county fathers,
or someone in the county, would see this as a great time, to get
ditches, culverts fixed everywhere. But that is not the case. I have
seen a few half hearted attempts to dig parts of ditches like on
Southeast 34 Avenue or Southeast 32 Avenue, a few culverts
changed here and there. About seven to nine months ago, the ditch
on Southwest 15th Street was dug out real nice, wonder why? There
was an engineering firm hired to check Okeechobee out, and find
trouble spots, does anybody know, how that is going? Or what is
the list of trouble spots?-And maybe, when they are going to get
fixed? Let's give a little hint I do know, county fathers or whom
ever might care, when it is as dry as it was, and you have to dig into
the dirt, that is the best time to do it. Don't worry there is next year.
CAMPAIGN SIGNS: Well the candidates have started to put up
their signs, all over time. Fine folks of Okeechobee, please think
long and hard about who to vote for. For example, the county com-
missioners those are in office now. Are they doing all they can for
us? If you want to compare them to the last ones that was in office.
And then think about what problems they are faced with, and how
they handled it. I know one problem was the building and zoning
office, is it fixed? It still takes four to six weeks to get a building per-
mit. I don't think that has gotten any.better. What about more
industry coming here, more jobs, etc? That is not happening either.
What about drainage since we had the storms, not much hap-
pening either. My point is everybody has different things that affect
them- if the things that affect you are not addressed- find someone
else to do the job. If we get into a pattern, we will find.somebody to
do the job. My grade on this group of county commissioners is a D
minus. But please judge for yourself.
WAGON TAKEN: I am writing in regards to people picking up
things out by the road. I am an old lady and carry my recycle bin out
in a child's wagon, an old one with a home made handle. When I
set out my recycle Monday for Tuesday's pickup, some one comes
along and set my papers on the side and took my wagon. So please
be sure anything out by the road to be picked up or just a way to get
it out there someone will take it. By the way a nice lady heard about
this on the country store, and had a wagon and brought it to me, so
there sure are some nice people out there.
ELECTION YEAR: This is an election year. Please pay attention to
new candidates running for election. A lot of the commissioners are
in the local papers and at local functions for photo ops only. They
know it is an election year and they are trying to present themselves
in a good way. Please vote some of these people out of office. Get
new ones in. Thank you.
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River meeting planned
Kissimmee River Valley Public Use & Recreation meeting will,
be held Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m.. until noon at the Basinger.
Community Center located on Hwy. 98 south of the Kissimmee
The purpose of meeting is to provide an opportunity for
SFWMD to meet with community members that are interested
in using the restored Kissimmee River Valley region for public
use and recreation. Learn about the Kissimmee River Restora-
tion Project and the recreational opportunities available for you
on SFWMD lands. For more information contact Jeff McLemore
at 1-800-250-4200, extension 3022.
Foster grandparents help students
The Area Agency on Aging is looking for seniors who would
like to work with local school children as foster grandparents.
Foster grandparents are volunteers over the age of 60, who work
one-on-one with students in a classroom setting, helping chil-
dren improve in school. The program is sponsored bythe Area
Agency on Aging. Foster grandparents receive a tax-free stipend
and mileage reimbursement. They also receive lunch at the
school. Anyone interested in learning more about the program
is invited to attend the volunteers meeting and lunch on August
16, at 10 a.m. at the Red Cross Building on Parrott Avenue. For '
more information, contact Lynn Vidulich at the Area Agency on
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A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m., at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., and leaves for ride at 8 .a.m.,
weather permitting.' For information on the ride for the week or any ques-
tions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart at (863)
610-1251, or Debbie l zo at (863) 634-6257.
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.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing
Is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule ah appearance,
contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98 N.
Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting. The
dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For informa-
tion, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican. Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 111' S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p rn for open discussion al Buckhead,
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For niformiio.n all 1863) 634- 4780.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are. open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our 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.
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-
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to see your
world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Registration is
$20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information.
Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
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) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
S Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member is
welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is'the group facilitator. Another group meets
in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from
5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meet-
ing from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
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.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty Salon
located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. Ifts a free national public service program
to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty techniques to diminish
appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.P to (863) 467-2096 or
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30 p.m.
They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For information, call
Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the month to
help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with cancer. The
meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at 323 N. Parrott Ave.
from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m.. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
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.
Discussion on Identity Theft
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
July 15, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m.!
on WWFR 91.7 FM on the treasure coast and in West Palm Beach
on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Jessica Cecere, President, Con-
sumer credit counseling service of Palm Beach and the Treasure,
Coast. The topic will be educating the public on Identity Theft.:
Call the consumer credit counseling service at 1-866-330-2227 or
www.cccsinc.org or www.ccsenespanol.otg for Spanish speak-
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.
C-lass :of'77.readies for reti itn
TheOkeechobee High School Cla ofl7 will rnet 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.
Coalition executive meeting planned
Special Executive Committee Meeting of the Early Learning
Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties, Inc.,
will meet Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 3 p.m. at Indian River Com-
munity College, Room #J 104.3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce.
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., at 8 a.m. For information, call (863) 467-0595.
Benefit for Denny Holerger scheduled
A barbecue benefit is scheduled for Denny Holerger. He has
been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. The benefit will be
held Saturday, July 22 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Okeechobee
Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18 Terrace. Dinners can be picked up
or delivered. It is sponsored by David Hazelief, Pastor Mike and the
Okeechobee County Commissioners. The cost is $6 for sliced
pork on bun, potato salad, and corn on the cob. For information
call (863) 634-1476, (863) 634-5801 or (863) 634-5819. All pro-
ceeds from this event will be used for treatment that Denny needs
to battle this disease. He has no medical insurance.
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.
Mainstreet Mixer slated
The Mainstreet Mixer will be held at Absolutely Art Gallery, 401
S.W Park St. and Leslie's Dance Studio, Tuesday, July 25, from 5
until 7 p.m. Both businesses will be participating in the mixer.
Some of the students from the dance studio will perform for the
guests. Refreshments will be served. The mixer is open to the
public and also members
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
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 i.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.
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.
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season draws near
Spiny lobster fishermen have
only a few more days to prepare
for the July 26-27 mini-season.
Regular sport-lobster season
begins Aug. 6 and ends March
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
(FWC) today said rules and laws,
in effect during mini-season,
include a bag limit, restricted
areas, no-take areas, size-limita-'
tions, permit requirements,
equipment requirements and
Some of the rules and regula-
Bag limits are six per person
per day for Monroe County and
Biscayne National Park; and 12
per person per day for the
remainder of Florida during mini-
season. During sport season, the
bag limit everywhere is six lob-
sters per person per day through-
On-the-water possession limit
is equal to the daily bag limit.
Off-the-water possession limit
is equal to the daily bag limit on
the first day; double the daily bag
limit on the second day.
Possession limits are enforced
on and off the water.
Possession and use of a lob-
ster measuring device is required
at all times. ,
Night diving is prohibited in
Monroe County during the sport
Harvest is prohibited in John
Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
during sport season.,
Harvest is prohibited during
both seasons in Everglades
National Park, Dry Tortugas
National Park and no-take areas
in, the Florida Keys National
Recreational trapping is pro-
Licenses and permits are
required, unless exempt.
Limitations exist about where
lobsters can be taken legally and
how far away lobster fishermen
must remain from boat docks.
For more information, visit
or for information specific to the
Florida Keys, call (305) 289-2320.
For information regarding mini-
season in the Florida Keys Nation-
al Marine Sanctuary, call (305)
743-2437 or visit www.fknms.nos.
noaa.gov. For information specific
.to the Florida Keys, call (305) 289-
2320. For information regarding
mini-season in the Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary, call
(305)292-0311 or go to flori-
In the Keys, FWC, Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection, Florida Keys National
Marine Sanctuary, Monroe Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office and National
Park Service officials will be avail-
able July 21-26 at mile marker 106
in Key Largo to answer questions
about lobster season regulations.
The FWC has called for extra
caution among boaters and
divers during the two-day mini-
season. Divers must use a diver-
down flag, and boat operators
must obey all boating laws.
The FWC encourages every-
one to wear a life jacket while on
their boats, pay attention to their
surroundings and don't drink and
drive a boat. Operators should
pay particular attention to areas
where the spiny lobsters are
known to be because someone.
may be beneath the water and
surface as the boat passes by.
Remember, one bad decision
can ruin a great day.
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The Chobee Bulls will sponsor
a free football camp and sign-up
for their fall season. at the Willie
Alderman Field, 424 N.E. 15th.
Ave., on Saturday, July 15 begin-
ning at 9 a.m. The camp and sign-
ups are open to athletes 10-14
years old. Parents must be in
attendance to sign in their chil-
dren. For information contact Mar-
vin Roberts at (863) 357-6675 or
Myron Refore at (863) 467-6745.
Pop Warner grid
Pop Warner football and cheer-
leading sign-ups will take place at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
on July 15 from 10 a.m. until 2
S 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
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863)
634-3482 or Albion Crowell at
Bass club hosts
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 tour-
For information, contact
George Marshall, Jr. at (863) 634-
8145 or Charlie Hays at (863) 763-
OHS to host
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
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Reflections from the Pulpit
By Rev. Pete Gawda
Interim pastor, First Hispanic
Baptist Church of LaBelle
"The gospel in miniature," is
how Martin Luther referred to
John 3:16, probably the best
known verse in the Bible.
That verse is the gospel within
the gospel. If the rest of the Bible
were lost, it contains enough infor-
mation for people to find their way
A young girl's mother read
John 3:16 to her. Then the mother
asked, "Isn't that amazing?" The
little girl replied "No" She went on
to say that it would be amazing if it
were anyone else, but added that
that's just like God.
John 3:16 contains the Greatest
Lover "God". God is love. John
tells us in I John 4:8: "He that
loveth not knoweth not God; for
God is love." The very nature and
essence of God is love. Whatever
He does is an activity of His love.
John 3:16 contain the greatest
measure of love "so loved." The
love expressed here is prefect,
unconditional love. The love of
God is beyond our human com-
prehension. Romans 5:7-8 tells us
that God loves us in spite our sins..
"If I were our Lord God and
these vile people were as disobedi-
ent as they now be, I would knock
the world in pieces," Martin Luther
John 3:16 contains the greatest
utterance of love "that he gave".
This is love in action. Love is a
verb. Love isn't love until it is given
away. If someone said they loved
you and never did anything for you
would you believe them? Real love
will find a way to express itself.
God found the greatest way to
express His love by giving His Son.
John 3:16 contains the greats
gift of love "the only begotten
Son". God cared enough to give
the best gift. Parents know how
precious an only child is. God had
to turn his back on His only Son,
Jesus when Jesus was on the
Can any of you parents think of
turning your back on your suffer-
ing child when you. could do
something about it?
John 3:16 contains the greatest
beneficiary of love: "whosoever".
God is not willing that any should
perish. One of the places you can
see this whosoever demonstrated
is in the genology of the first chap-
ter of Matthew. This passage
shows that Jesus was from the line
of Abraham and David as was
prophesied. It also shows some-*
thing else. The biblical world was
a man's world. Few women are
mentioned by name in the Bible.
This genealogy contains four
women. Of the men listed there
were the ,patriarchs, the known
and the unknown, the good and
the bad. This shows us we have a
God for all humanity, for all types
of men and women.
John 3:16 contains the greatest
answer to love "believes in Him".
Belief in this case is more than
intellectual assent. The word
means adherence to, faith in,
reliance upon, trust in a person or
object. It concerns the mind, the
heart and will a total commit-
ment of life in faith. Faith is an
activity of the whole personality.
John 3:16 contains the greatest
liberation of love "should not per-
ish" This life is not all there is. If it
were, we would be most unhappy
This verse also contains the
greatest result of love "have eternal
life." This.eternal life is more con-
cerned with quality than quantity.
Just to live on and on especially on
this earth would not be much fun
as age sets in. This eternal life
refers to life in heaven spent with
Jesus. This makes it all worthwhile
and puts it all in perspective.
God progressively revealed
Himself to us through the Bible,
saving the best for last. The Ark of
the Covenant in Old Testament
times represented the presence of
God. God spoke through Old Tes-
tament prophets, giving more and
more detailed predictions of the
Messiah. It was a progressive reve-
lation until He sent His Son accord-
ing to John 3:16. In that verse, God
through Jesus tore in two the cur-
tain separating men from God lit-
erally as was symbolically demon-
strated by the tearing of the curtain
in the temple at Jesus' crucifixion.
God's work throughout history
is confirmed in Jesus.
In the third chapter of John,
Nicodemus comes to Jesus by
night. We have no record of
Nicodemus making a commit-
ment to Jesus at that time. Howev-
er, towards the end of John's
gospel, Nicodemus speaks, up
boldly up and requests the body of
the crucified Jesus. This act took
Nicodemus was an important
man and he openly associated
himself with someone considered
by the authorities of that day to be
a condemned criminal. John 3:16
had made a difference in his life.
Has John 3:16 made a difference
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Time well spent
Peace Lutheran Church reminds us to spend time with
os Buckhead Ridge
Sunday school 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Meal 5:45 p.m. Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
3 Linda Rd. (BHR) *- (863) 357-6500
Pastor David Robertson
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"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We 'still preach the old infallible Book.
Sl Arlen Cook, Pastor
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Church: (863) 763-3584 Home: (863) 763-7165
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Sunshine State Quartet
A Southern Gospel Concert featuring the Sunshine State Quartet will perform tonight
July 15, at 7 p.m. at the Living Word of Faitlh Church. The church is located at 1902 S.
Parrott Ave. A love offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome. For information call Rev.
Lee Minton (863) 697-8517, (863) 763-3373 or the church at (863) 763-6869.
perform at church
The Sunshine State *Quartet
will perform at The Living Word
of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave, tonight, July 15, at 7 p.m.
The gospel concert is free. For
information, call (863) 763-3373,
(863) 697-8517 or (863) 763-
VB S 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
grades kindergarten through
eighth grade. The theme will be
The Artic Edge, Where Adven-
ture Meets Courage. A closing
program will be held for the par-
ents on Sunday, July 23, at 11
a.m. and will be followed with a
cookout and pool party. For
information, call (863) 763-2938
or (863) 467-6654.
The First Baptist Church is spon-
soring a sports camp, July 17-20
from 6 until 8:30.p.m. at the Recre-
ation 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
Fountain of Life
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
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 atfiletic director of the Christian
Home School AthleticAssociation of
Florida, will be the featured speaker
at the dosing session Friday, July 28.
For information, call (863) 763-0550.
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
Church of Christ
is hosting VBS
The Okeechobee Church of
Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will
host vacation Bible school July 31
through Aug. 4, from 7 until 8:30
p.m. each evening. The theme is
Kings of Kings. Everyone is wel-
come. Refreshments will be served
each night. For information, call
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EAA reservoir project receives federal approval
- Miami In another impor-
tant milestone for Everglades
restoration, Florida today
received federal approval to
6legin construction of a massive
reservoir in the Everglades Agri-
cultural Area (EAA). The flagship
project of the state's Acceler8 ini-
tiative to fast-track eight key
restoration projects, the reservoir
vwill provide a new option for
redirecting and storing Lake
Okeechobee water releases-
reducing harmful discharges to
coastal estuaries. The U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers presented the
federal permit, which authorizes
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District to build the EAA
Reservoir south of Lake Okee-
chobee, at .today's Governing
Board meeting in Miami. .
S "By acquiring this permit and
beginning construction, Florida
i. keeping its promise to restore
the famed River of Grass and pro-
tect Florida's estuaries," Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection Secretary Colleen
Gastille said. "Water storage is a
key element to the restoration
process, not only for controlling
water releases but also for flood
protection and wildlife habitat
The EAA Reservoir will be
constructed on a 16,700-acre
parcel in western Palm Beach
County, just west of US 27. When
complete, the aboveground
structure will store up to 190,000
acre-feet of water, or 62 billion
gallons of water. The reservoir
will also improve operational
flexibility for moving water with-
in the EAA, optimizing water
flows into stormwater treatment
areas. Other project benefits
include storage of stormwater
runoff in the EAA, additional
water to meet Everglades water
needs and improved regional
Kevin McCarty, Chairman of
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District Governing Board,
received the required construc-
tion permit from the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers.
"This permit is vital to our
.progress," McCarty said. "The
planning, engineering design
and agency coordination needed
has been enormous, and I'm
extremely pleased with 'the
results. We are ready to start
State legislators, county com-
missioners, representatives of
federal/state/local agencies and
other organizations were also on
hand to witness the presentation.
"Granting this permit is a vital
step forward for restoring and
protecting our estuaries," said
Michael DiTerlizzi, Vice Chair-
man of the Martin County Board
of Commissioners. "These
waterways are the lifeblood of
Tammy Hall, Chairwoman of
the Lee County Board of Com-
missioners, agreed. "We strongly
support any project that will pro-
vide additional storage opportu-
nities for Lake Okeechobee
water," she said. "We depend on
the estuaries for our environ-
mental and economic health."
Construction will be managed.
by a joint venture of Barnard
Construction Company, Inc., and
Parsons Water & Infrastructure,
Inc. The $400 million contract
was awarded to Barnard-Parsons
earlier this summer. Ground-
breaking is scheduled for next
Announced by Governor Jeb
Bush in October 2004, Acceler8
is stepping up the pace for fund-
ing, design and construction to
complete eight critical Ever-
glades restoration projects' over
seven years. At substantial sav-
ings to taxpayers, the projects
will restore 100,000 acres of wet-
lands, expand water treatment
areas by close to 29,000 acres
and provide 428,000 acre-feet of
additional water storage for Ever-
glades restoration a decade
ahead of schedule.
Under the leadership of Gov-
ernor Bush, Florida has forged
ahead to implement the Compre-
hensive Everglades Restoration
Plan with an investment of $1.3
billion and a commitment for an
additional $3.2 billion through
the end of the decade to clean up
and restore the famed River of
For more information on
Acceler8, visit www.ever-
"Too Soon to Celebrate Success" for Manatees
The state of Florida recently
bowed to political pressures to
redefine the World Conservation
Union's (IUCN) criteria for
endangered species, calling
them "Threatened" instead of
"Endangered." Patrick Rose,
recently appointed as Executive
Director of Save the Manatee
Club, advises the public not to be
rtisled into thinking the endan-
gered manatees' future is secure.
S"Although the manatee is still
liSted as Endangered at the feder-
al level and is recommended for
endangered status at the interna-
tional level, the state's plan to
down list manatees prematurely
could have grave future conse-
quences for the manatee popula-
tion since most protections for
rnianatees are implemented at
the state level," Rose said. "Even
though the Florida Fish &
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) insists protection for
Florida's official: state marine
r* ammal won't change, a review
of Florida law shows endangered
species receive more protection
than Threatened species?" The
commission claims the Manage-
ment Plan they'll devise \\ill pro-
iect the manatees, but-Rose sa\ s
Flonda's Legislature will be pres-
sured by powerful lobbying
interests to reduce the agency's
autthority and funding used for
manatee protection efforts.
1 According to FWC's scien-
tists, the manatee population
could be reduced by as much. as
5b% in the future from growing
hIuman-related threats, red tide,
and habitat loss. Statistics also
show boat strikes continue to kill
rfianatees in near-record num-
SDuring winter months, mana-
tees use the warm water dis-
cParges of power plants. As
aging plants are closed, these dis-
charges will no longer be avail-
able to manatees seeking refuge
from the cold. Similarly, the natu-
ral springs that manatees also
depend on for winter refuges are
being degraded from pollution,
and spring flows are decreasing
fiom development pressures
Within spring watersheds. There
are mounting concerns that the
S lss of these winter habitats
cbuld cause catastrophic future
losses in the manatee popula-
Rose, who officially assumed
There are only about 3,000 manatees left in Florida
waters, and the future of the manatee is far from secure.
the title of Executive Director on
July 1st, is no stranger to the
manatees' plight or to the organi-
zation. He has been Director of
Government Relations' for the
Club since 1996 and has over 30
years' experience working with
manatees. His extensive back-
ground includes advocating for
manatees before the Florida Leg-
islature and Governor and Cabi-
net. Rose x\as the first federal
klanatee Rteo\er\ Activities
Coordinator and Florida's first
Manatee and Marine Mammal
Coordinator. Working at the
state's Marine Research Labora-
tory in St. Petersburg he imple-
mented and over saw Florida's
manatee and marine mammal
research and management pro--
grams. He also went on to head
the state's Office of Protected'
Species in Tallahassee where he
provided overall policy guidance
and direction for statewide
recovery efforts for endangered
and protected marine species
until 1996. Rose served as a
member of each federal Manatee
Recovery Team and is a former
member of the I.U.C.N. World
Conservation Union/Sirenia Spe-,
cialist Group. He has won
numerous professional awards
'and has a Master's degree in
aquatic biology from the Univer-
-sity of Missouri at.Kansas City
and a Certification in Public Man-
agement (CPM) from Florida
Judith Vallee, who was Save
the Manatee Club's Executive
Director for the past 21 years,
handed the torch over to Pat so
she could pursue other interests,
but she will also continue to be
involved with the Club as a part-
time fund raiser, "I'm happy that
such a dedicated and qualified
professional will lead the Club,"
When Rose isn't busy work-
ing, he often can be found diving
and taking photos of manatees
or enjoying day fishing with
friends and family. "Ever since
the fourth grade, I knew I wanted
to work with manatees," .said
Rose. "They are victims of our
fast-paced, non-stop growth.
With good, long-range plans, we
can and' must ensure a place
if) Florida's future for the mana-
tee. The FWC would have you
believe that manatees are doing
just fine, but their own data show
that in some parts of their range
their numbers I are already
decreasing. With the human
population of Florida growing by
leaps and bounds, the future of
the manatee is far from secure,"
Helen Spivey, Co-Chair of
Save the Manatee Club's Board
of Directors said, "I have known
Pat for years and can assure
everyone he will work diligently
to ensure that manatees are actu-
ally recovered and help others
understand that manatees are
just not ready to be down listed
or have protection measures
Small beetles take
big bite out of
The South Florida Water
Management District and
other Florida agencies are
working to stop the spread of
tropical soda apple plants
with the help of a tiny beetle
from the plant's home territo-
The South American leaf
beetle, or Gratiana boliviana,
feeds so efficiently on inva-
sivetropical soda apple that
the plants have difficulty pro-
ducing the flowers, fruit and
seeds needed for it to spread.
Throughout the summer,
thousands of South American
leaf beetles are being intro-
duced to patches of tropical
soda apple in the Kissimmee
River Valley between Lake
Kissimmee and Lake Okee-
chobee, said Jeff McLemore,
Kissimmee River Land Stew-
ard for the District.
The beetles, Gratiana boli-
viana, are available at no
charge from the Florida
Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services,
which heavily studied the crit-
ters before approving their
first release into the wild in
2003. The beetles don't have
a taste for native plants, pre-
ferring to spend their entire
life cycle, on tropical soda
apple. Adult beetles and lar-
vae feed voraciously on the
"We just take the lid off,
and sprinkle them on the
plants," said McLemore, who
receives 1,000 to 2,000 bee-
tles each week from the Agri-
culture and Consumer Ser-
vices breeding facility .and
laboratory in Fort Pierce.
It is hoped that the beetles
will do 'enough damage that
land managers can reduce
the amount of herbicide and
manual labor used to control
tropical soda apple in 45,000
acres of District land in the
Kissimmee River Valley.
"Tropical soda apple
should be controlled, or elim-
inated if possible, because it
is an aggressive, non-native
species," said McLemore. "Its
rapid spread throughout
Florida displaces native
plants, and is altering both
natural habitats and devel-
oped lands as it spreads."
Looking somewhat like
unripened tropical soda
apple fruits are more insidi-
ous than they appear. Each
one-inch rounded fruit is
packed with about 400 seeds
eager to expand the range of
a thorny South American
Tropical soda apple plants
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doors to g Fla room Call Kathy 6348676 (#90568) RIVER OAK ACRES: Very rare atrtrip vacant lot in upscale63-58
Maday home in Taylo Ceek Isles corner ot. 2d/2a, on 4.77 acres (1997 Wassau Home neigh borhood. Beautiful cleared lot. Oak trees, High &omedry. Call
Call Kathy to show 634-8676. #90748)Ka Kathy to see 634-8676. (#90836) divided into 2 homesites. By appt with Pat 863-634-5588.
VIKING: possible ownerY: finTwo 1 acres in Osceola Countypaved
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SUNIQUE PROPERTY 24dacre parclearzoned highndustial or singleHwy.
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EAGLE BAY DRIVE $345,000 WATERFRONT $209,000 10 acres less road righon. Great of way near town. Call Pat 863-634-
4/2.5/2 w / in ground pol, great rm w stne Lake access waterfront very unique home round 34-5588.
fireplace, formal living rm w /stone fireplace, home. 3d/Ba, LR KT, re room on rear bath Large LIIG5.20fedullytreedfamily/residential. eehawJunrection,
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formal dining rm, p g. screened room across back d sl.. t e pool. Mature Fla. trees, sc. pool area 24+- acresAwith large mo DWMH he & new sWMH plhu
of home overlooking pool. Chainlink bck yad / p acy fence & new carpet, 15x30 1in 10 ACRES east of Okeechobee, uncleared. Call Pat 863-634-
Schildren, pets. Near schools. C i.. to see shape '400 sq. ft. solar heat.thofOkeechobee. Bring your horsesefurbished Can be, ,
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tile BAY DRIVE Ii limits. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
4/2.5/2 carptbdrpooms, ght interior,-high 12 room executive hoine on beautiful Taylor e ONCAPTURED WATER: DWMH needs TLC, Ig. screen porch
ceilings. Master suite w/luxurious BA, French Creek. Call Pat at 634-5588 for appointment.,,,ok, lake. Call Pat 863-634-15588. .
doors to (#91619Fla. re rm ..634-8676. (#90568) to see 634-8676. (#91741) RVER OK.. ACRES: Very rare airstrip vacant lot in upscale
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Apt. Storage shed, fenced & cross fenced. $300,000
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U217 #91281 Call Jer; 8633-1.-.056
RETIRED TIRED OF NOISE PF, ilE 'Z.-Cl' 1H
furnished, screened rm, laundry, storage .shed,
carport, dock & privacy fence. NEW ROOF.
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Sundance Trails Ranches. Gated Community
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subdivision. NE of Okeechobee. $265,000.
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BASSINGER BEAUTY 1999 3BR'2E4
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Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can afford,
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Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six
Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home
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(7 Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
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Blue Heron beautiful new listing. 3 or 4 bed-
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Taylr Creek Real Estate united MIDFLORIDA
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791615 REALISTICALLY PRICED .VTERFRONT!
Big oak-treed cul-de-sac lot is nice setting for this 1979
Barrington 2/2 doublewide with patio & carport! Price
at rock-bottom-you pay title insurance costs!
Appliances included! "AS-IS" ONLY, CASH, FIRM AT
$85.000 ASK FOR DON RENFRANZ!
a91263 PRIME SOUTHWEST SIDE LOC 1TION--AT
SUPER PRICE! Big half-acre lot for this block 3/2 with
2-car garage, fenced backyard, and family room with
fireplace! Desirable Lazy 7 Estates! Kitchen sink, eating
counter "island"! Split bedroom plan! $215,000 IS A
in~k. ~A ~
S 91285 ON THE LAKE .ACCESS W'ATERWA, IN
ANCIENT OAKS RV RESORT! Chariot "Park" model
with addition and screened back porch overlooking boat
dock & canal! Rare opportunity in big resort to park
boat at 'your backyard! Handicap ramp, carport!
a _. a-r e o
s-0984 AFFORDABLE 1988 DOLIBLEVIIDE' Ncn.
waterfront Buckhead location with water and sewer
service! Large screened patio, carport, neat interiors!
Looking for something under $100,000? It's hard to
find-we know! Full 2 bedroom / 2 bath! IT'S A
"GONER" AT lUST $79,900!
t180lo QUALITY LIVING WITHOLiT THE HIGH-
QUALITY PRICE! Superb 2 bdrm / 2 bath "Park"
model in gated/restricted Ancient Oaks! Tastefully fur-
nished, carport, large addition-a real "looker"! Enjoy
community pool, boat ramp/docks, clubhouse! Very
reasonable fees! $119,000 is a deal!
u91422 CONTEMPORARY 3/2 SEAWALLED %IATER. "
FRONT DOUBLEWIDE! This 1996 Jacobsen should be # 90875 BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF WATERFRONT ON 2
easier to finance than older trailers! Very good Treasure SIDES! Your lot line actually goes into the canal! Dock,
Island location on west dead-end portion of SE 26th really cute 2 bdrm mobile with patios overlooking the
Street! Major apps. and some furniture stay! SHOWS water! Super nice little boathouse! Easy access to Hwy
GREAT AT $179,000' Sa$rp int.:r.,.-, pl. -ure ,.,... $150 000!
#91260 INCLUDES CONCRETE BOAT RAMP!
Launch, dock, & pull your boat out right at. your prop-
erty-perfect for fisherperson who trailers, their bass
boat! Mobile is a 1990's model 2 bdrm/2 bath plus stor-
age shed! All on seawalled Lake access Buckhead
waterway! A GREAT BUY AT $125,000 !
#91379 LIVE THE LIFE OF A KING IN KING'S BAY!
Attractive 2 bedroom with attached garage shows obvi-
ous owner care over the years! Community pool, small
Association fees, double-width driveway, sewer & water
lines! ALL JUST 10 MINUTES FROM TOWN ON
SOUTHEAST SIDE! $150,000!
2006 3/2/1 CBS HOME
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on S.E. 5th Ave. House is on the Right.
210 NW Park St., Ste. 202, Okeechobee, FL 34972
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able mobiles! Here's an older 2/2 on fully fenced lot ,
with carport! Need cash buyer or someone with their
own source of funds due to trailer age. BUT PRICE AT
ONLY $87,500 MAKE OFFER!
* # 89022: VACANT WATERFRONT LOT! Cleared, nice,
seawall @ 96 Linda Rd. in Buckhead! Conforming
house/dbl. wide OK! REDUCED TO JUST $120,000!
* #91492 WATERFRONT LOT UNDER $100,000!
Includes existing septic tank & shed "as is" at #17 8th St. in
* #91197 WATERFRONT LOT FOR YOUR RV OR
TRAVEL TRAILER! Rare opportunity! Turtle Cove off,
Linda Road just west of Kissimmee River! "GONER" AT
* #91640 ISLES LAKE-ACCESS WATERFRONT LOT!
Seawall, water account, on fine canal at 2322 SE 29th St.
$150,000 AND BRiNG OFFERS! -
* 91" 5- HAIGF O ACRE SOUTHWEST SIDE! Superb
h.:.u- r !.-.r 2I li` k 4t,'-'.-.'A E: igJ B:I) Dr! ASKING,
$125,000 WITH INCENTIVES!
* CHEAP ISLES LOT FOR DOUBLEWIDE OR HOUSE!
91124 NOU CNN PAN MORE FOR JUST A PLAIN
'OLE VACANT LOT! WHY NOT LIVE IN A RESORT
FOR THE SAME MONEY? Very neat older Park model
in fabulous Ancient Oaks! Easy walk to pool, clubhouse,
hottub! Hour drive from -West Palm! SURE-SELLER
r'0769 LAKE-ACCESS IVATERFRONT HOUSE IN
THE ISLES WITH NEW, BRIGHT WHITE KITCHEN
CABINETSI Recently installed new oven/range, frige,
dishwasher! Superb dock on one of our very best canals!
Garage .with laundry! Sturdy block construction .of
220, SE 28th Trail! You pay sewer assessment and it's yours. OK ACRES/10 ACRE PARCELS NOW
"AS IS" FOR $45,000 FIRM! BEST DEAL IN ISLES! WITH SELLER FINANCING
* VIKINGS "DEEP COUNTRY" 1.25 ACRE PARCELS! WR SELLER I ONC
Various location we have addresses for each. Phone Jerry FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!
for details. REDUCED TO SELL NOW! JUST $35,000 TO Please call Don Renfranz / Realtor
$40,000 EACH! Financing Terms: With 20% Cash down payment ($50,000),
* #91122 FINE VIKINGS PARCEL PRICED TO SELL! Sellers will hold a First Mortgage of balance payable in month-
Compare! Nice parcel with power line in front at 15784 NW ly payments of principal & interest @ 8.00%APR based on 15yr.
262nd St. We have map. JUST $34,900! amortization, to come to term (balloon payment) at the end of
262nd St. We havemap.JUT$34,900!3rd year from date of note.
* ANCIENT OAKS:RV RESORT VACANT LOTS for 10 ACRESCLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @O Acres
your "Park" model or other conforming travel trailer! 'A 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 KAcres
wonderful'place to be! PRICED FROM $39,000 TO on NE 80th Ave. $220,000!
wonderful place to bePRICED FROM $39,000 TO 10 ACRES EACH! GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONT!
* #89201 4.50 ACRES WITH FRONTAGE ON BUSY 78 Lortii- 3 17 ''.-" c'.s'cr.- dirctll/ fronting on paved
WEST! Zoned Agriculture, Land Use Plan designation has NE _ilith Ave. $250,000 EACH!
been URMU! Okeechobee County at 9371 Hwy. 78W. 11.8+ ACRES AT NORTH END! Lot #1 @ OK
$450,600! ACRESon NE 80th Ave.! $250,000! "
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1008-H: Nice, clean, luxury 3BR/2BA home
with concrete circular driveway, covered
patio, oak cabinets, 2 attached garage, appli-
ances, landscaped, sprinkler system runs off
well, city water & sewer. Built 2002.
4000-M: Nice 2Bd/2Ba DW, split floor
plan. Great waterfront with lake access in
Buckhead Ridge. Boathouse, double car-
port, screened porch, plus more. (#91165)
* 2 Quail Acre lots, each @ $50,000.
* (2) 10+/- acre parcels in Dark Hammock.
* Gated 10+/- acres located in Sherman
3001-H: 3Bd'/2Ba brick home, split floor
plan, plus Fla. room. Waterfront, lake
access lot, seawall, boathouse, wood
deck, fruit trees & more. (#90111)
fireplace, separate I. r.: ",: c dining room, island
kitchen, split bedroom plan. Property also includes a
frame home 3Bd/1.5Ba. Will need some TLC. Both have
separate elect., water, & septic systems. Will be glad to
present any and all offers.
* king acre @ $23,500. (#90869)
* (2) 1 acre parcels in Dixie Ranch.
* Basswood Residential lot, 85x125.
Reducd 'ii i 0.1, 1 b.l..1, 1.pprIiv d
Value' Call Elberi at ta801..34-74o0ii
F. -.erman Look Here! 3/2
mr.:..le home with fireplace and
lO. with lake access. Private
;n -ip for your boat and a nice
SI.: ining station. Asking
t '.-000. Call Joe- at 863-610-
C ..:-'',ercial Building -
t,r.-,house. Great location one
.:..:k rom 441 behind U-Save.
.. .... -..1 q Ft, fully rented. 6 estab-
9 lY A .4^' ;h,:' tenants on month to
-.: m.-.nth offering maximum flexi-
t b.iir Asking only $399,000. Call
.1 l at 863-610-2280
170 \ 220' buildinS lot min Countri, Mieado-ws .AiAkng only l60 000
Mltlb- Fanmil lot-- ic'. en laree Mtulh-Fan-ibl', l.'i. i.n -reai lthcation Ei'-.t
side of to, n lu-t c'h HW1 "-1l ne-,r E .erglade-; BlI d Can b'uil.d up to 39
unit- LA ka in 1 i.1111ii ili0 call ELb _i t at ..l.l- '~,- _. ,_.
1895 BIL.auiidul a-,Cres ,n the NE -c:u..n Cal I'.,e to- se this aireaze
Rccntl% reduced to $W2 3."5
"II you are Interested in listing your property,
give us a call. We are currently seeking new listings.
Call us to discuss the sale o1 your property
Office:863-763-851 2l- '. '
Elbert Batton ~ Licensed Real Estate Broker
Melissa Arnold: 863-610-2280
Lisa Mllolyneaux: 863-697-1261 Joe Arnold: 863-610-1639
Shelly Batton: 863-634-5294
When Planning Your New Home:
"Let Experience Work For You!"
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iWhether it be a3 -tiner home or .
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help rujr, \our ideas int. o re.alr,
Call us for an
appointment or just stop
by for a visit!!
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P referred Properties
:. Of Okeechobee Realty, Inc.
kail, '.1 i R' r E Broker
3126 Highway 441 S 863-763-8222
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tiful acres, bordered on one side by creek.
Detached carport and outbuilding both with
electric. 30x10 wood deck on front. New
deck on back. All appliances stay! $187,000.
2). 85 DWMH 3/2 in very good condition,
vaulted ceilings with sky lights, fireplace,
large Florida room, screened porch and
fenced backyard with privacy. Lawn sprin-
kler system. 2 car concrete drive with brick
walkways around home. 2 metal sheds for
storage. Come take a look. Call for Lockbox
info. $129,900. (#91231)
3). Take A Look!You need to see this 2/1
1990 SWMH in Taylor Creek Isles on a
Captive Lake. This could be a great starter
home, or an investment for rental income; it
is priced right. $94,900. (#91639)
4). Want to relax in the shade? This is the
place for y..u. 3/1.5 frame home with garage
covered to 3 bedroom or den. Mature shade
trees, corner lot with 3 sheds. Picturesque
backyard with picket fence on the water.
This is just the place for you. $249,900.
REALTOR Taylor Creek Real Estate
Cell: 863-634-4596 Home: 863-467-2930
*W1' J .,,- ^---,a -9114 IVATERFRONT HOUSE WITH
R-9la1 REALITICALLd PRICED EVERYTHING TOLi NEED--'T A
WATERFRONT! Big oak-treed cul-de-sac GREAT PRICE, TOO! Concrete house
lot is nice setting for this 1979 Barrington w/frame addi-tion totals 3 bedrooms /
2/2 doublewide with patio & carport! 2.5+ baths plus laundry rm, sewing rm,
Price at rock-bottom-you pay title insur- big den/office, screened patio w/ hottub,
ance costs! Appliances included! "AS- seawall w/dock, nice tilework and
IS" ONLY, CASH, FIRM AT $85,000 recent up-grades! YOU HAVE TO SEE
ASK FOR DON RENFRANZ! AT JUST $229,000!
OK ACRES -10 ACRE PARCELS!
"Best prices around on high quality acreage"
Lot #7 $220,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #13 $250,000 Seller Flnancodl
Lot #17 $250,000 Seller Flnancedl
Lot #1 $250,000 Seller Financedl!
#89201 4+ ACRES W/HWY. 78 W. FRONTAGE! Zoned AC, in "Resort
Corridor" at 9371 Hwy. 78 W! POTENTIAL AT $450,000.
#9'733 ISLES "DRY" LOT FOR DOUBLEWIDE! Located 2208 SE 38th
Trail! You pay sewer assessment, hook ups and title insurance and it's
yours. "AS IS" AT $45,000 FIRM! YOU WON'T FIND A BETTER DEAL!
#91122 PRAIRIE PARCEL.PRICED TO BEAT THE COMPETITION!
Why pay $40,000 or more? And it's a nice one with power line! We have
map and directions to get to it at 15784 NW 262nd Street! JUST $34,900!
SDo you have a piece of
property or a house you
-4p would like to sell?
To find out how you can be in
--.operes, this Real Estate Book contact
0Kay Sheedy at
S Okeechobee News
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S" In A.* (863 0763-313
Rivid fla-elliel'863-610-1,133 liallic Davis SO 3-610-1304
Betty fla-elliej S63-610-0144 Dec Recdo S633-610-2485
14 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, July 15,2006
At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, July 14,
through Thursday, July 20, are as
Theatre I -"Pirates of the
Caribbean" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9:40 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 Thursday
Theatre II "You, Me, &
Dupree" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day 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 "Click" (PG-13)
Showtimes" Friday at 7 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 7
and 9 p.m.
Also playing at Theatre III
."Superman Returns" (PG-13) Fri-
day at 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
4:15, Monday at 3 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday, at 4:15
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at 1- *
You can be a
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become avol-
unteer mentor for the President's
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program. It's
a proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local communi-
ties. The mentor, meets with the
student one hour per week at
his/her school. Volunteer opportu-
nities are available in Indian River,
Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Founda-
tion at (772) 462-4786.
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work with
our adolescent boys. If you have
any free time or talents you would
like to share, call Jordan Bernay at
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tern, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
\from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening from 6
until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday -
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.;One-Stop,
123 S.W. Park St., adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Year-
ling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second language
classes, Monday through Wednes-
day, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E;
Eighth St, English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers, a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks. 120
In Memoriam 125
S Lost 135
Give Away 140
' Garage/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
BASSETT HOUND, 7/11 in
Southwest patt of town,
CHOCOLATE LAB, Ferriale,
Spink collar W/iame, "Lady",
since 7/3 in SW section.
Family dog really misei.
DOG, male cur, ligrji gOld
w/while on ne(i.. hiesl&
leel. neutered, Dbladil
JACK RUSSELL, male in Vi-
king area. ;863)763-676 7 or
SHIH-TZU Tan & White, Ap-
prox. 10 yrs. old. Blind. Found
Off Hwy 98 onto 70. Call
FREE TO GOOD HOME two
gray/wht. tiger Klliens One
male, one female.
Golden Retrlever/MInPIn Mix,
male, 12 weeks old, to good
home only. (863)447-5305
LAB MIX PUPPIES- Appro<
10 weeks Ready to go'
REDNOSE PITBULL- Free. Sol-
id White (F), 2 yrs. Needs area
to run/attention. Gets along
w/other dogs. 863-634-2250
CYPRESS HUT FLEA MARKET
4701 Highway 441 S.E.
Vender Spaces Available-
Only $5.00 in July & August.
OKEECHOBEE, Sat., 7/15,
9am til 1pm, 1619 SW 28th
Ave.. Behind old Oakview
Baplist CnurcnI LOIS 01
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad i the classl-
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
A/C SERVICE TECH/
w min. 3 yrs. exp De-
Homendable, Clean Driversght &L.
FW. Good pay, benefits,
Small company with well
looking for hard working,
Music nave Class A license
Work 5/2 days.
Home every night &
benefits. Permanent work
with a variety of loads.
leads you to the best
products and services.
Eslimator, exp. lor local
.struction company. Knowl-
edgeable i: orrimmr(ial
work, mu. il krow now to
read plans 00 take-oil
Be ielil pk9 inrr paid ir,:,li-
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nealin ns. avail DFWP.
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Good pay with
Needed CDL ClassA Driver
For Equipment Hauling.
Other Duties Required.
Good'Benefit Package, 401ik
Apply in Person:
SEquipment Co., Inc.
820 HIghway 98 North
Pipelayer & Tail Man
For underground utilities. Only
exp'd apply. (863)610-0889
Praxair,A World Leader in
Industrial Gases is now
hiring for various positions
in our fill plant facility.
Exc. healthcare benefits,
matching 401K retirement
& profit sharing (paid
quarterly), must be able to
pass background check.
Please apply in person at
2534 NW 16th Blvd., Okee.
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Eckerd Youth Alternatives seeks an Education Coordinator at
.our residential facility in Okeechobee, FL. In this role you will
implement student curricula, supervise teaching staff, assess
education needs of youth entenng the camp,,work to reinte-
grate program graduates into local school systems, and
maintain our accreditation.
Bachelors degree in teaching: Masters preferred. Two years
teaching experience required, one of which is preferred to
have been with exceptional children education. Supervision
experience preferred. Resume to: Kendra Keck; 100 N. Star-
crest Dr., Clearwater, FL 33765; fax: 1-727-442-5911 or
www.eckerdyouth.com EOE, M/F/D/V, DFWP
HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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The classified ads
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 CNAin 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
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
NOW HIRING SHIFT
MANAGERS FOR THE
GOOD BONUS PROGRAM
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDEDII!
Must have Class A CDL.
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street
The Okeechobee News is seeking full
time., General Assigned Reporter.
The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be able to handle pressure
,:* se a self-managed individital
Be able to handled different duties
Be able to work flexible hours ',
Knowledge in computer programs:
(Preferred but will train) ,
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
*, Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News
Is An Equal Opportunity Employer
Okeechobee News is seeking a full
time News Clerk. Duties include type
setting news copy, scanning and proof-
The right applicant will:
e Have computer skills
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer programs:
(Preferred but will train)
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
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The Daily Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
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Eckerd Youth Alternatives seeks a Group Treatment Coordina-
tor at our residential facility in Okeechobee, FL. You will pro-
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-
sition serving youth age 10-17 years old. We offer competi-
tive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
Bachelors degree in human services field, two years experi-
ence with at-risk youth, and valid drivers license required.
Supervision exp. Preferred. Experience in a Medicaid provid-
er environment preferred. Resumes to: Kendra Keck EYA,
100 N. Starcrest Dr., Clearwater, FL 33765; FAX -
727-461-4387; www.eckerdyouth.org. EOE, M/F/D/V,
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pref. MS Word, Access, Excel,
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skills. Fax res. to (954) 967-3477
Ws never too late to find Shop from a gift catalog
the perfect gift. Look for that's updated regulaly:
It In the r.laRssids. the classified.
(AM & PM)
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
Fresenius Medical Care-NA
has opening for RN. Benefits,
Call Janet (863)467-7654
West of the FL Turnpike will
earn $170 participating in a
survey on 7/17 from 8:30am
to 4pmin Palm Bch. Gardens
Part Time Laborer
for building and grounds
maintenance in Okeechobee,
Must be reliable.
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
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 theBetter
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
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.
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698.
JACK'S TOP SOIL
& Bob Cat work.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television, Radio 715
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
BARBER CHAIR, Emil J. Padair
Porcelain base w/foot rest,
all hydraulics work. $1000
GAS RANGE- Sun Fire Restau-
rant, 6 burners, w/griddle,
good condition, $650
REFRIGERATOR- used, yel-
low, stays cold, $60 or best
STACKABLE W/D- Frigidaire,
White, Like new. $375.
WASHER & DRYER- Heavy
Duty, Frigidaire, stackable,
stainless tubs, exc cond.,
$350 firm (561)676-0427
WASHER & DRYER, Maytag.
WASHER: Heavy Duty $75.
SHED, Aluminum, Quasi Hut,
40x45. Paid $6000, asking
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,
Different colors, interior La-
tex, $525 for all will sell sep-
CHANGING TABLE- White
wood, Good condition. $25.
TODDLER BED-,Little Tykes,
pink,white, blue, hdbd set up
like a house, $50
CRYSTAL, Waterford, stem-
ware, decanters, specialty
pieces, Alana pattern, $500.
Ip ia l Not -ic
GOLF CART: 3 Wheel, Electric
GOLF CLUB LUGGAGE CASE-
Black, Hard shell, Great for
travel. $55. (863)675-3944
CCI PRIMERS, 250 large rifle
mag., 550 small mag. pistol,
500 small pistol, 3500 prim-
ers. $60 (863)357-3107 aft 5
REVOLVER 38 CAL Stainless
steel Taurus, 2" barrel, like
new with extras, $375
RIFLE AMMO- Win. 30 30
Reminton. 150/170 sftpt..
200 rounds boxed $70. Ask
4 Ross (863)983-8661
RIFLE- Nylon #66, Semi auto.
.22 cal Collectable. $200. or
best offer. (863)467-9892
BOW FLEX EXTREME 2, Rare-
ly used. $600. or best offer.
TREADMILL, VOlT 500: Good
condition. Asking $25. Call
leave message if no answer.
CUSTOM DRAPES Burdines
Pattern: Jolettina Adobe.
Length 5'5". Rt. & Lt. panels &
sgl. $50/panel. 863-763-6216
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,
WHEELCHAIR- Padded with
extra seat cushion. Excellent
ARCADE GAMES, (2), Miss
Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100/Both or pos-
sible trade. (863)357-2773
-. -_. ,,
Class A & B CDL Required.
Walpole Feed &
2595 NW 8th Street
LADIES 3X CLOTHES NEW
Casual & Dressy. $300 for lot
or will sell separately.
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
NASCAR TIRE TABLE- with
glass top. $395
COMPAQ DESKTOP PC &
DESK, lots of storage space,
also extras, all for $175.
COMPAQ PRESARIO LAPTOP
lghz, 40gb HD, 512 mb ram,
XP home + extras. $375
COMPUTER- Dell Dimension
4700, P4, 530 (3.0.GHZ)
512MB/80GB, complete pkg
DELL PENTIUM 4- XP PRO,
Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse.
Like new. $400.
COMFORTERS- for twin or
queen beds, variety of colors
& ileig,-s, '!.75 for all or will
sell sep (863)467-8723
BED, Queen, pillowtop mat-
tress, box spring & metal
frame. 3 mos., old. Paid $900
asking $500 (863)634-8118
BED, queen size, black,
wrought iron, 4 poster,
BED, Single, adjustable, excel-
lent condition. $250
BEDROOM SET; King, com-
plete bed, dresser w/mirror,
2 night stands & chest. Exc.
cond. $450 (863)763-9695
BUNK BED SET: Cherry Wood
w/built in shelves. $150.
CAPTAINS BED, twin size, for
kids, $250. (863)261-2409
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $500
COMPLETE DINING ROOM-
SNice, Glass'top table, 6
chairs, Hutch/buffet, Light
wood. $600. (863)801-3815
COUCH, green & white ging-
ham check, country cottage
style, exc. cond., $250.
CURIO CABINET, Curved
glass. $100 (863)675-0600
FUTON SET- With 2 end ta-
bles, coffee table. Black iron
w/oak wood top. Pd $600.,
Asking $150. 863-357-2795
LIVING ROOM SET, .Couch,
chair, love'seat & 3 tables.
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress not included,
excellent condition, $150
SLEEPER-SOFA, Queen size,
$125. 239-822-5955 LaBelle
SMALL TABLE- good for sew'
machine, wooden, w/'3 side
drawers $75 (863)824-8749
SOFA, like new, $125.
SOFA, LOVESEAT & CHAIR-
dark multi colored, like new,
DEHUMIDIFIER, Like new,
PROPANE TANKS, (2), 100
lb. $50 will sell separately.
Tanning Canopy. $300.
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.
AFRICAN HOUSE SNAKE, 2V2
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.
BLUE HEALER/BORDER Collie
Lovable, great w/kids. $50.
863-634-1343 after 5pm.
COCKATIEL w/Cage & Stand.
$150 or best offer.
CURR PUPS Proven line.
Shots, wormed. $150.
DACHSHUND, male, 2 wks.
old, vet checked, dewormed,
$350 or trade for female.
DOBERMAN, 2 V2 years old,
black & tan, registered, fe-
male. $400 (863)763-1504
'DONKEY- lyr old, male, $100
HUNTING DOG, Male, 4 mos.
old. $120 (863)673-1877
LAB PUPPIES- AKC, yellow,
Champ Bloodline, parents on
premises, S/W/HC, $650
PUPPIES, Welsh Pembroke
Corgis, born 4/27/06, 2F/1M,
2 sets of shots & heartworm
(863)467-8180 or 634-1111
WATER SOFTENER SYSTEM:
Complete w/pump & new -
water tank. $350 firm.
POOL, above ground, 16x3,
with accessories. $75
Spo mrinG I75
BEACH WHEELS- Catamaran
Dual Trax, Fits 14'-20', Excel-
lent condition. $300.
ALPINE SPEAKERS- 12", Set,
Type S woofers, in box with
V12 amp. $200.
CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer Pre-
mier 860, 2 mo old. $300.
NEW COMMERCIAL CARGO
TRLR w/warr, 2 new JBL
spkrs 15" w/horn, 1 15" sub,
w/ built in amp, 1 QSC pow-
er amp w/complete rack, and
EQ graphic equalizers, 2 PV
Impulse Spkrs w/stand &
cases, New 32 channel
Yamaha mixer w/warr, all
cables & access incid, New
Pro One 88 key Keyboard
w/road case w/ Aleses mini
verb effects. $8500 or best
SURROUND SOUND- RCA
150 watts, charcoal/blk, ask-
ing $125 (863)697-8906
TOSHIBA- Model CF3566A,
35" Works good. $150.
TV, Hitachi, 50" LCD,
widescreen, as new. $900
2hp, 20 gal., twin cyl., hose,
portable, 150psi. $75.00
GENERATOR, 7200 watt,
240v, single phase, portable
w/wheels, good cond.,
GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate, 4000 watts, de-
pendable power, $250
GENERATOR- Guardian, 12KW
w/ATS LP or Nat gas, New
HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
ers & trolley. $600.
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with attachments, 4
HP, wet/dry, exc cond $20
RAINBOW VACUUM, w/acces-
sories. $550 or best offer.
VACUUM CLEANERS, (2), Kir-
by, with all attachments.
$300 will sell separately.
DVD'S- 70 Total, $350 for all
will sell separate. Good Flea
Market item (863)763-4961
F u l T i e I l
Okeechobee News Sat 2006
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
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden B50
A Poultry/Supplies 860
APHA YEARLINGS, variety of
colors & prices, up to date
on all shots. (863)467-8180
APPALOOSA GELDING, white,
12 years old. $1000
HORSE PANELS (Pipe): 8
pieces plus gate. All for $315
will sep. (863)675-3054
HORSE, TRAILER & TACK-
Pkg deal. Beautiful Quarter
horse, 12 yr old Mare.
HORSE TRAILER, 2-horse,
S needs some work, tongue
pull, good floor. $500 or best
PALOMINO GELDING- 5 yrs,
15.3 hand, Not a beginner
(863)357-1945 Evenings *
-ROPING SADDLE- new, $550
SADDLE HORSE, registered,
spotted, "Cherokee", 13 yrs
young, UTD.vaccs, exp. rid-
er, $150.0. (863)467-4049
SHOW SADDLES, (2), brand
new, black, $1000 will sell
Thoroughbred Mare, In foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, $2500.
COMMERCIAL S/P MOWER-
Sri)pper, 21' works good,
freshly serviced, $75 firm
(561)676-0427-.. .... .'
FINISH MOWER- 511 Burn'
HOu. $500- r.'Prit (condi-
tion t%~l69.7 3008
LAWN MOWER, Snapper,
'16hp, runs good. $275
LONG 2.510 TRACTOR &
BUSHHOG, fair condition,.
runs good, $4000 or best of-
MOWER DECK, 42", came off
Yard King mower, $60.
OMC BOBCAT with bucket &
forks, fair cond., runs good,
$4000 or best offer.
RIDING MOWER- 42" Snap-
per, Z-turn, runs & cuts
good, $650 or best offer
RIDING MOWER: John Deere
STX 46. $500. (863)634-3280
SNAPPER YARD MACHINE
0 turn, 33" cut, exc.cond.
BARBARDOS BLACK BELLY
SHEEP (3), 1 female w/2
male babies, 3 mos. old.
$150 for all. (954)520-6707
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
AVAILABLE 8-01-06, 2 Bdrm.,
2 Ba., W&D, SW 2nd. Ave.
,$900 mo. + 1st, last & sec.
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st&sec.'No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
3:30pm, or email
BASSWOOD: 3 BR/2 Ba; 1 Car
Garage. Fresh Paint. Cathedral
ceilings: Very nice. Pets ok.
$1400 mo. 863-697-1465
BRAND NEW: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
w/garage. Convenient location.
$1200 mo. Lawrence Assc.
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
J&S Estates: 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba.,
1 block from Rim Canal. Clean
& Cozy. $850 mo., 1st, last &
.sec. dep. (863)634-7622
KINGS BAY. 2BR/2BA, 1 car
oarj' CB : hr,, W&.D,.
I.1 1131 mo + 1 ;I, 1 13 ,l : ,.'
'.-6, 7-6702,'5% i-707.0878-
KINGS BAY- 3/2, W/D, lawn-
service included, pool, ten-
Large 3 BR, 2 BA w/Sea Wall.
OKEE.,.2 Story, 3BR/2.5BA,
2 car garage, Blue Heron,
golf, waterfront. $1500.
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, tie throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st &sec, No pets
Okeechobee, 3BR, 1BA, 1 car
Garage, Comp. renovated, w/
central air. $1400 mo. 1st, last
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA, CBS,
Kings Bay. $1100/mo. Call
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA, Lake
access, 1 block from down-
town. $980/mo. + 1st, last
&-$500 sec. (863)763-4537
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
Rim Canal, 2BR/1BA Fur-
nished, water view, dock, pool,
tennis, no pets. $950 mo. +
1st, last & sec. Call
NOW LEASING -
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE BUILDING, for sale or
lease, 1600 sq. ft., avail.
now, Call Judy
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1'040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
Established Fishing Reel Re-
pair Business. Parts', sche-
matics, cleaners, tools &
equipment. Good part time
income or for retired person.
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-
Ssac, designed by famous
Palm Beach Architect, tile
throughout, all amenities,
$205,000 (561)718-2822 or
Vacant lot in the Viking Prairie 1.25acres
Easy Access Easy electrical hook-up
$2500 or Best Reasonable Offer
Inspection: Sat. 10-12 & 2-5, Sun. 12-5
Call (423)943-1998 (423)283-4581
Lot will be sold Sunday Night to
Guntersville Main Channel
Direct Lakefront & Lake Access
1-3 Acres from $380/mol*
90 min. Birmingham/2.5 hrs. Atlanta.
Master planned community featuring
a marina, clubhouse, and more!
All on the best lake in the Southeast!
Call today for an early appointment!
*Based on purchase price of $69,900 w/10%" down.
Interest only loan w/fixed rate of 7.25% for 5 yrs.
Terms/rates subject to change w/o notice.
Offer void where prohibited:
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dblwide 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.
check out www.edanderson.us
55+ Resort Community.
Florida room & storage room.
New furniture, flooring, kitchen
appliances, dishwasher & roof.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1, on 2
lots, Beautiful no access Ca-
nal, lots of trees, currently
used as'2/1 w/apt that pays
mortgage. Was $129,500 RE-
DUCED to $122,500 for quick
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2//2, new
CBS, vaulted ceilings, Ig
kitch, laundry, tile floors,
Master Suite, $179,900
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA, 2
car garage, open floor plan,
rrened porch. $255,000.
ONE HOUSE TO MANY! 3br,
1 ba, & 2br 2ba, 2 swimming
r ols, 1 boat house. 1 dock,
0oth updated & new appl.
SNew paint inside & out. New
carpet, complete. Avail for
immediate occupancy. Call
for info. 954-801-6158 or
PALM CREEK: 3 Bdrm., 22
Ba. w/2 car garage. Excellent
TREASURE ISLAND- Best
Buy, direct lake access, sea
wall, 3/1, separate garage,
below market $95,000
FOR SALE: 42 acres 1.5 mls.
from hwy. 70 off SR 710.
Approx. 26 ac. of creek & 16
ac. dry. $550K 772-215-4630
NORTH CAROLINA HOMES
nextto Pisgah National Forest.
(1) 3BR/2BA & (1) 4BR/2BA.
Both on acreage. Beautiful
location. Priced to Sell.
Call for info: (704)376-2102
Join all the people who
say, "Iold Ilt In the clas-
Mobile Homes |
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/2BA,
No pets. 1 year lease required,
$650/mo. + $1200 sec.
MOBILE HOME, 2BR/1BA,
Pine Ridge Park, no pets,,
$750 mo., $500 sec.
I Lots Sale
I Houses Sale
I Houses Sale
OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm.,1 Ba.
Mobile Home. Nice lot, fenced
back yard, front porch Will
lease w/option to buy. $700
PINE RIDGE ESTATES: 2 BR.,
1 BA, Fenced yard & garage.
$850 mo., 1st, last & sec.
RIM CANAL: LARGE 1 Bdrm.
Mobil Home on the water
w/boat dock. $800 mo. +
Seller Needs Cash!
1/5 acres on Kissemee River,
Highland County. $95,000. -
G.Coyle -Prudential Realty
Campers, RVs 3010
Jet Sklis 3015
Marine Accessories 302',
Marine Miscollaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles'ATVs 3035
BASS BOAT, Pro Craft 1984
172 Ft., 115 hp Mercury en-
gine. $2000. (772)216-2336
BASS TRACKER- '94, 18' Pro,
Aluminum, 75 hp Mercury.
$2500 Firm. In Moore Haven'
EVENRUDE 115, 17ft., runs
great, wide boat, turn key
PONTOON BOAT: 24 Ft. w/115
hp engine, generator, lights
& many extra's. $4500.
,SAIL BOAT- 23ft, w/trailer,
$1200 or best offer
SEA KAYAK, Touring Style,
Model Prijon Kodiak, 17 Ft.,
Good condition. $400.
Bus converted into RV, rebuilt
.eng., runs great, $1500 firm.
SHADOW CRUISER- '98 slide
in camper, fully contained,
like : new, $2500
WINNEBAGO 85: 26 Ft., Sips
8, Generator, Many cabinets,.
good tread. Good cond. Low
miles. $7,000 (772)284-1194
REESE 5TH WHEEL HITCH-
for 15K lb trailer weight,
BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs
great, $700 (863)763-7609
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.
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
ACS walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Can-
cer committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping
* with the event., The 5K walk will be held in, October of this year,
which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer sur-
vivor or would like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie
Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.
Center offers parenting classes
.The. Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7
until 8 p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an opportuni-
ty 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
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. Par-
rott 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. Dia-
betes 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 KimSenna at (863) 462-5180, for information.
Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac4CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m.
on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce .office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information,
contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds
from the fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.
Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion
for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members.
Please send'" information via e-mail to:
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for
seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and blue-
grass and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center
would like to expand its activities to groups that would like to play
board games, card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has
any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-
5183, or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held from
11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and
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 informa-
tion. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the orna-
ments will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool,
(863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple,
(863) 467-2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick,
(863) 763-8865. -
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace edu-
cation and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side
by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.
Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okee-
chobee High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American
Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at
any Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park
St. Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane
Wilma Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given, a Red
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
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-
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)
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop,
123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from, 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday
5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6
until 8 p.m.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.
Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30
MERC ALUMINUM PROP-
Like new, Fits 90hp. Hub kit
HARLEY DAVIDSON '97, Road
King, 74k original, $5000 In
extras. Very nice. $15,000
HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON
HEAD '74. $3000 Call for de-
tails. (239)357-6889 LaBelle
HONDA CBR 600 1994:
$2000 or best offer..
SUZUKI BLVD C50T, '05,
blk./chrome, saddle bags,
wind shield, shift drive, liquid
cooled, 12.5k mi., clean,
SUZUKI SV650, '06, barely
used, w/$300 worth of ac-
Any Type. For parts.
Must have good front end.
5HP GO CART Good condi-
tion, runs. $400.
ARTICAT DVX 250 06, 4
Wheeler. Auto., Like new.
Low hours. $3500 or best
offer. Nick @ 863-697-0383
GO CART- 2 sweater, gas pow-
ered, runs good, $150
HONDA RANCHER ES '04
JET SKI, '96, 3 seater, $2500
or best offer orTrade for four
SUZUKI 2001 80HP- Runs,
excellent cond. $2200.
SUZUKI 3-WHEELER, 1983,
w/reverse. Runs great. $400
LEVELER HITCH, With ,,I'.jl
height adjustment. $250
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4-1015
Commercial Trucks 4020)
Foreign Cars 4030i)
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4015
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 1055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
CADILLAC DEVILLE '99-
showroom cond., fully load-
ed, metallic silver, gray int.,
$8000 neg. (863)675-9293
CHEVY COBSICA '91, 82k,
runs, excellent. $1000
F350 DUMP TRUCK '88- good,
running 7.3 diesel, good
tires, needs clutch, $995 neg
WORK BODY TRUCK- Ford
F250 A i:'ol body & lift tail
gate, : i (evltav ,ri, $500
ADAPTOR KIT- For Jeep
Wrangler to V8 Chevy ei-
gine. Headers, Adaptor
plates $250. (863)674-0898
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
COIL SPRINGS- 3, For Dodge
3/4 TON '2004 & up. $150.
or will separate.
REAR'SEAT- Jeep Wrangler,
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- '94,
White with rims. Stereo,
Leather int. Runs & looks
great. $4500. 863-673-6266
CAMARO Z28 '84- T-tops,
Strong V8 w/headers, new
tires, brakes & calibers
CHEVY CORSICA, '92- 4dr,
P/B, P/S, CD player. 6 cyl., No
AC. Good condition inside/out.
COUGARS- A pair, '87, 1 runs
good & 1 for parts. $300.
USED VEHICLE- to a Florida
Non-Profit. Pickup within 72
FORD MUSTANG, 1965,
$1500. (863)983-5357 ask
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
Mercury Marquis LS, '90,5.0,
V8, runs strong, auto, OD,
2nd owner, cold airall pow-
er, $1800 (863)467-6805
OLDSMOBILE 98 1992, Good
condition. Needs work. $1500.
PLYMOUTH ACCLAIM, '90,
A/C,, CD, May need new
strut, Runs great, $500. Firm
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $200. or best offer.
TOYOTA CAMRY LX '91- 4dr,
auto, runs good, great gas
mileage, $1800 or best-offer
(863)697-3045 for details
FORD BRONCO '93- 4x4,
$2500 or best offer, will con-
sider van in trade
FORD F350 LARIAT '03, 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.
YAMAHA GOLF CART- 36 volt,
charger included. Good con-
dition. Free delivery in Okee.
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE '94-
damage in front, good mo-
tor, new tires & trans axle
RIMS- (4) 16X7 Dodge Ram
PU Rims, semi metallic silver
w/clear coat, fits 96-01
$250 neg. (863)697-8906
RIMS-(4) 20", Dodge, tires &
wheels, $700 or best offer
TIRES & RIMS, for a CJ7,
with spare tire & hardware,
$500 neg. (863)357-2113
TIRES (2) brand new Good-
year Integrity, P205/65R15,
$160 for the pair
TIRES- 5, 4 with 8 lug rims,
36x12.50x16.5LT. Near new.
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $450
WHEELS, Factory 2006 Mus-
tang, brand new BF Goodrich
Radial tires, will install. $800
CHEVY Si0 '87- ext cab, 4x4,
needs work, $800 or best of-
CHEVY S10, '96, 4 cyl., manu-
al transmission, needs timing
belt, $1000. (863)634-6115
FORD F100 1974, 2 wd. $350
NISSAN PICKUP 1995 w/Ext.
Cab. 95K mls. Very good
condition. Asking $2500 or
best offer. (863)697-0000
FORD EXPLORER XLT V8-'96
Great Condition. $4100.
GMC Suburban SLE, '93, has
all the toys, drivers side front
end damage, 145,700 mi.,
$1800 neg. (863)763-4149
CAR HAULER, $1200
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
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
reat, real strong work van
800 neg. (863)763-4149
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