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State to launch
new grant program
TALLAHASSEE Educa-
tion Commissioner John L.
Winn today announced that
Florida students who qualify
for Pell Grants may be able to
take advantage of a new grant
program to-help make college
more affordable. During the
2006-07 school year, the state
aims to award more than
30,000 full-irme eligible stu-
dents approximately $47 mil-
.ion in new Academic Com-
petitiveness (AC) and National
Science and 4-Mathematics'
Access to Retain Talent
(SMART) grants worth
:., between $750 and $4,000 per
-: student .
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Voigt wins longest
stage of the race-
MONTELIMAR, France (AP)
American Floyd Landis lost
the overall lead at the Tour de
France on Saturday, dropping
more than a minute behind
Spain's Oscar Pereiro after the
longest stage of the three-week
race.
Pereiro, of the Illes Balears
team, was among a group of
five riders that pulledaway from
the main pack on the 143-mile ,
stage and built up a huge lead.
While, German Jens Voigt
won the stage, Pereiro took the
race lead. Landis was well
behind in the main pack, finish-
ing 29 minutes and 57 seconds.
back.
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Drought Index
Current: 450
Source: Florida Division
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Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

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LastYear:
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ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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First in a series: Mural tells part of local history


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The first mural in a series planned by Okeechobee Main Street was dedicated Monday.
The mural, which can be seen at 206 North Parrott Avenue, depicts a 1937 cattle drive,
which came through downtown Okeechobee. On the gray horse (photo above) is Zibe
Williams. The cattle drive was a miserable one, according to Haynes Williams, who was
nine years old at the time, and went on the drive with his father. Cattle and men were
soaked by thunderstorms as they made their way from Highlands County, through
Okeechobee, to Allapattah Flats (now Palm City). The cattle drive took three weeks.
Young artists who helped with the mural project (below right) were the models for a
group of youngsters shown watching the cattle drive as it made its way through down-
town Okeechobee. A smaller mural around the corner (below left) from the large mural
shows Fitz Williams at home on the 101 Ranch.


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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
. It appears is if the bottleneck
in hearing code enforcement
cases may be resolved. Howev-
er, impact fees may not the life-
saver that some thought.
These two issues were
among many that the Okee-
chobee County Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners considered
at their bimonthly meeting on
July 13.
"I think this is something we
need to do," said comfi ssion-
er Clif .Betts concerning the.


move to utilize a special magis-
trate to hear code violation.
cases.
"It's a step toward the
future."
"This will give you another
weapon in your arsenal," was
the opinion of county attorney
John Cassels.
Now, instead of appearing
before an appointed code
enforcement board, -accused
code violators will appear
before a special magistrate. It is
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1926 hurricane hit Moore Haven


By Twla Valentine
Edited by Maryann Morris
From 1977 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspapers
of Florida was privileged to have
on staff a superb writer and his-
torian, Twila Valentine. Mrs.
Valentine wrote much about the
history of the people and places
around Lake Okeechobee and
about the lake itself. Together
with Okeechobee's Betty
Williamson, president of the
Okeechobee Historical Society,
she co-authored a book, now in
its second printing, "Strolling
.down Country Roads in Okee-


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chobee."
The following article
on her research of the
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strophic events that led to the
building of the dike around Lake
( U Okeechobee. This account was
writtenrSept. 18,1988.
If4l 's The month of September has
towy traditionally been one of the
most active months for.hurri-
canes to slam into Florida. Sept.
,. 18 marks the anniversary(this
'f year will be the 78th) of the then
Big Lake's first and largest town,
Moore Haven-faced destruction.
f This was the same storm on
the same day which literally lev-
eled the booming town of Miami
'is based and its suburb, Coral Gables.
1926 hur-
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Special to INI/Florlda Archives
Joe's Fish Camp was owned and operated by the van de
Veldes after the 1926 hurricane. The car seen on the left side
of the photo would place the photo sometime In the 1950s. If
anyone has any more information about Joe and Mertie van de
Velde or the fish camp, let us know.


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believed this will speed up the
- -* process and help eliminate the
backlog of cases.
Walter Keller' presented the
- long awaited draft study on
S* -* impact fees. The study was jointly
sponsored by the city, the county
S- stressed that this was 'only a draft
study. Within a month or two, he
would have more detailed and
..- specific information.
Mr. Keller stated that impact
- -,. fees pay only a portion of capitol
S improvement projects.
Thomas Wright, Mr. Keller's
associate, noted that money paid
out for impact fees must be spent
within five years and the projects
- "- completed must be such that the
,.- contributors will benefit from
- them. He said the amount of the
--- impact fee is in proportion to the
- benefit the donor receives.
* Mr. Keller noted, that impact
- - - fees pay only a portion of the
county's needs and that other
*- sources of funding are also neces-
"* sary. He warned that once an
impact fee is collected for a proj-
. ect, that particular project must
be completed.
- Mr. Keller uses a formula to
calculate the percentage of a proj-
___ -- -w ect that would be funded by
e ,* impact fees. It depends on how
- much the donor benefits from the'
*... -.project
- - --* Impact fees can be used for
roads, law enforcement, fire,
EMS, parks and recreation, and
- stormwater management.,
According to Mr. Keller's fig-
ures, the total cost of capital proj- ,
S -* ects considered is $58,023,500.-
- However, only $18, 903,100 of:
-. that total would come from
- impact fees, leaving.$39,119, 400"
. -. -- to be funded from other sources.
S- -- In other action, the board:
-ratified an agreement with'
- Architects Design Group in the
o- p* amount of $15,690 for the prepa-
ration of.a grant application for
*8 funding construction of the pro-
posed emergency operations cen-,
=- ter.


Hurricane

Continued From Page 1
Moore Haven, founded in 1915,
had been the victim of flooding in
1922, 1923, and 1924. (If you go
there, you can tell which the really
old houses are; they are built sever-
al feet off the ground!) To protect
the farms, an earthen dike had
been constructed along the south
shore of Lake Okeechobee.
Roaring in from the Caribbean,
the storm struck before daylight on
the eighteenth in Miami and sur-
- wounding areas, claiming over 200
lives and injuring about 6.000
along the Gold Coast. Damage in
Miami alone was estimated to be
$27 million in 1926 dollars.
Some 130 miles to the north-
west, the town of Moore Haven
had received above normal rainfall
for the year and the seventeenth
was dark and blustery. The lake
was full and the earthen dike was
being tested to. its limits. There


-* -awarded a contract to Vest
Concrete Contractors in the
amount of $20,949 for construct-
* ing sidewalks and pads; : .
-. -granted the request of Wade,
and Doni Barnhill for a change in,
zoning from agriculture to Neigh-'
borhood Commercial-2 for their
Viking property;
-granted a zoning change


town in huge waves, rising above
the streets to inundate.homes.
which had not been built to with-
stand the combined onslaught of
winds and tidal waves. Soon, many
of these houses were washed from
their foundations and began to
float, breaking up as they drifted.
Fred Flanders, an engineer who
lived on a canal bank near the
locks, made his way to his home
when the waters began to rise. Jim
Lee, a state employee, Newman
Etherton and Flanders caught a
boat drifting in the canal. The trio
made it to Flander's home and res-
cued Mrs. Flanders, the two chil-
dren and the family dog sought
shelter and safety. They remained
on the tug until the water receded
and a rescue party reached them.
Joe van de Veldt, who worked
at the pumping station at that time,
arrived home in time to let the
water flood into his newly-built
home when he opened the door.
He took his family to the Mayflower
Hotel which he considered to be


were some weak spots between
Liberty Point and Clewiston and
also at the pumping stations. The
Caloosahatchee River was strain-
ing at its banks with the heavy dis-
charge from ditches and sloughs.
On Friday, the seventeenth a
telegram was received in Moore
Haven stating that a hurricane was
expected to hit the east coast in the
vicinity of Miami. That was the total
warning that Moore Haven
received about the storm.
From midnight on, every able-
bodied man in the Moore Haven
area worked filling several thou-
sand sand bags to reinforce the
weakening dike. By daybreak, it
became obvious their efforts were
in vain and the citizens of Moore
Haven resigned themselves to yet
another flood.
Hurricane winds then hit in full
force and the first break in the dike
occurred about a mile east of
town. It was soon followed by
other breaks. Water began to flow
through the main streets of the


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request from Fra-Mar Enterprises
and KJB Properties to change
their U.S. 98 property from agri-
culture to residential single family
to allow for construction of a sub-
division;
-abandoned a platted right-of-
way in Okeechobee Park subdivi-
sion;
-abandoned a portion of the
N.W. 141st Ave. right of way;
-abandoned a platted right-of-
way in Okeechobee Gardens sub-
division;
-scheduled a public hearing for
Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. to consider
abandonment of a platted right-
of-way in Renfroe Park subdivi-
sion;
s -scheduled a public hearing for
Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. to consider
abandoning a platted right-of-way
on Petit Park subdivision;
-granted preliminary plat
approval to the proposed 47 lot
Lake Okeechobee Estates subdi-
vision on N.W. 144th Terrace;
-granted preliminary plat
approval to the proposed 12 lot
Trailview Ranches subdivision on
S.R. 70E.;
-granted final plat approval to
Ahe 24 unit Cottages at the Lake
-,'condominium development on;
U. S. 441 SE;
-granted final plat approval ,to
the 6 lot Amber Acres subdivision
on N.E. 39th Boulevard,
-approved site plan and draw-
ings for anew fire station; .
-rejected a bid to supply an
emergency generator for the jai);
-authorized additional pay-
ment not to exceed $21,660 to
Craig A, Smith & Associates for
construction management servic-
es for the Berman Road widening
project;
-granted a contract to Indepen-
dent Audit Services;.
-executed a contract with Dal-
las R. Stratton for plan review
services;
-authorized a contract with
Murray Logan Construction to
remove storm debris from Mos-
quito Creek and Nubbin Slough;
-rescheduled a public hearing
to consider fire assessment for
condominium /RV parks, for Aug.
.24;
-scheduled budget workshops
for July 24 at 9 a.m. and July 26 at
9 a.m.; and
-scheduled public hearings on.
the millage rate and budget for
Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. and Sept. 28 at 6
p.m.


safer for his family. About 8:30 a.m.
the hotel began to float, then
turned and settled, blocking the
.street.
They remained in the hotel until
5 p.m. on Sunday when they were
taken by boat to Newhall, an aban-
* doned settlement two and a half
miles west of Moore Haven.
The home that Hoe van de
Velde built in Moore Haven sur-
vived the storm and several years
ago, it was moved to Lakeport
where it still stands and was the
home for Joe's widow, Mertie and
his daughter Margaret.
The final death toll was about
150, most of them in or near Moore
Haven. There were about 50 peo-
ple injured and an untold number
of homes damaged or destroyed.
"The wind velocity was not meas-
ured during this storm, but the
winds are estimated to have been
in excess of 100 miles per hour."
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hurricane plan yet?


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Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Tay-
lor Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge
on U.S. 441 S.E.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful
not to hit one of the gentle creatures. .
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conserva-
tion Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers
and Everglades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating
and will be even more susceptible to being struck by the pro-
peller of an outboard motor.

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

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 informa-
tion call (863) 763-4630 or go to www.arnoldswildlife.

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 each month.
Barrels and poles are available.
The cost is $10 per person. Rules, waiver and release forms are
available at the Okeechobee County Board of County Commis-
sioner's office, 304 N.W. Second St., and the county-extension
office at 458 U.S. 78 N.
For information, call (863) 763-1666 or (863) 697-9977.


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State to launch grant program


Okeechobee News/Helen cnason
Treasure hunt
Darlene Marshall, right, Pat Miller second right, show their treasures at the Hospice of
Okeechobee yard sale which was held last Saturday. Volunteer coordinator, Theresa
Davis, (left) with volunteer, Marie Nieves are seen with shoppers outside of the Country
Store. Everything in the store was half off. Cloudy weather conditions could not keep
these eager shoppers from attending the sale.


TALLAHASSEE Education
Commissioner John L. Winn
today announced that Florida stu-
dents who qualify for Pell Grants
may be able to take advantage of
a new grant program to help
make college more affordable.
During the 2006-07 school year,
the state aims to award more than
30,000 full-time eligible students
approximately $47 million in new
Academic Competitiveness (AC)
and National Science and Mathe-
matics Access to Retain Talent
(SMART) grants worth, between
$750 and $4,000 per student.
"Florida will now be able to
provide even more opportunity
for students to achieve their goals
of attending and completing col-
lege," said Gov. Jeb Bush. "These
grants complement. the A+ +
Plan for Education which is com-
mitted to increasing the rigor of
high 'school for students and
ensuring they are ready for the
challenges of the real world."
The Higher Education Recon-
ciliation Act (HERA) of 2005 creat-
ed -the two new federally funded
financial aid campus-based pro-
grams. States were asked by the
U.S. Department of Education to
submit proposals identifying
alternative rigorous high school
programs. Thirty-six states were
approved including Florida.
Bright Futures coursework, cours-
es similar to the State Scholars Ini-
tiative, and Advanced Placement
(AP) or International Baccalaure-
ate (IB) courses (including, pass-
ing the exam for these classes) all
met the AC grant program
requirements for rigorous high
school curriculum.
"These grants create an incen-,
tive for students to take more
challenging courses during high
school which will better prepare
them for success in college," said
Commissioner Winn. "Now these


hard-working students will have
more resources to attend col-
lege."
The AC grants provide college,
students who completed a rigor-
ous course of study in high school
with additional funds of up to
$750 during their freshman year


and up to $1,300 during their
sophomore year. This is in addi-
tion to Pell Grant funds students
already-are receiving. College jun-
iors and seniors who are eligible
for SMART.grants automatically
will receive up to $4,000 in addi-
tional aid next year.


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
In recognition
At their meeting on July 13, Okeechobee County Commissioners recognized county
employees for their years of service. Commission Chairman, John Abney, far left, pre-
sented pins and certificates to (left to right) Russell Rowland, solid waste manager, 10
years service, Patrick Houge. extension agent, five years service, Sig Bickel, head
mechanic. 20 years service. Tony Ard, facilities management director, 30 years service,
Pat Williams, administrative assistant, 15 years service, Sheila Savage, senior services
manager, 15 years service, and Lynn Thomas, data entry clerk, 15 years service.


Back-to-school sales tax holiday planned


TALLAHASSEE -Governor Jeb
Bush is encouraging Floridians and
out-of-state shoppers alike to take
advantage of the state's sales tax
holiday, which takes effect on Sat-
urday, July 22, and. runs until mid-
night on July 30. The sales tax holi-.
day is on books, clothing, footwear,
and certain school supplies and is
expected to save taxpayers more
than $39 million.
"I am delighted that millions of
Floridians will again have the
opportunity to save money during
the sales tax holiday," said Gover-
nor Bush. "I'm particularly pleased
that shoppers will again be able to
save money on books. Reading is a
critical part of lifelong learning and
success, and the sales tax holiday is
a great way for families to save
money while encouraging read-
ing."
Under the sales-tax holiday law,
no state or local sales tax will be
,charged on clothes, footwear;
books, and certain accessories sell-
ing for $50 or less. School supplies
selling for $10 or less will be tax-
exempt as well during this sales tax
holiday period.
Savings include:
Shoppers will payno state or
'local option sales tax when buying
books with a sales price of $50 or
less.
Shoppers will pay no state or
local option sales taxes on purchas-
es of clothing, footwear, and certain
accessories with a sales price of $50
or.less per item.
Shoppers will pay no state or
local option sales tax on purchases
of certain school supplies with a
sales price of $10 or less per item.
"This sales tax holiday has
always coincided with back-to-


school shopping timed to have
the maximum impact for Florida's
families as they purchase clothes,
shoes, .books, and supplies," said
Senator Daniel Webster. "This is an,
excellent tax break that helps all
Floridians."
"This legislation has become an
annual opportunity to support
Florida families' with a back-to-
school shopping tax break," said
Representative Ray Sansom.
"We're helping millions of Floridi-
ans save money while preparing
for the new schoolyear."
The sales tax holiday will save
shoppers an estimated $32.1 mil-
lion in state sales tax and an addi-
tional $7.2 million in county sales
taxes. Regular sales tax holidays
also were held in 1998,1999, 2000,
2001,2004 and 2005. ,
"While Florida retailers have
become adept at administering this
popular holiday, the Department of


Revenue is preparing tax informa-
tion guidelines, including posters
and easily-accessible information
on our website, to make the imple-
imentation go smoothly," said Dr.
Jim Zingale, executive director of
the Florida Department of Rev-
enue.
If businesses or taxpayers have
questions about the sales tax holi-
day, they should call the Depart-
ment of Revenue toll-free Taxpayer
Assistance line at 1-800-352-3671
between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. week-
days. Information also is available
through the Department of Rev-
enue -web site at
www.myflorida.com/dor or by \is-
iting a Department of Revenue Ser-
vice Center. Service center tele-
phone numbers and locations 'are
available through the x\ebt site or
by checking the Blue Pages, (Gov-
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interesting isn't it? Do you think Okeechobee city council will do that here. -.
That would be very nice. We would all speak English. That would be so -
American, wouldn't it?

HOMELAND SECURrY: I would like to make a comment and I am not
opposed to any religion in this world. I think these radical Muslims that are
starting over and over again violent crimes against humanity all over the
world. With their coward bombing of innocent people who are trying to
work or come home, this is a terrible thing. I would much rather see this
country welcome with open arms the Hispanics (Mexicans) in this coun-
try, not the violent ones, the ones that come here to work the ones that
want to make an honest wage. If we have to cut back on immigration and
visas, let's cut back on those from countries who harbor terrorists.'' '

CHRISTIANS: I have been reading the comments about Christians and
gays and abortion. Ifyou read the New Testament, you see that Christ was .
all about forgiveness and tolerance.'When the crowd wanted to stone the . .
woman for adultery, he said "let he who is without sin cast the first stone." Okeechobee News/Florida Archives/
Abortion is a tricky subject. I personally believe that life begins at concep- Department of Commerce Collection
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and to promote adoption. Women who chose to give up their babies for
adoption should never be criticized. They are making a sacrifice because This 1961 photo from the Florida Photographic Archives
they lovethechildandwantittohaveagoodhomethattheyareunable.to shows Art Mercier bass fishing on Lake Okeechobee. Do
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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.

Monday
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 an appearance, con-
tact 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, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold (863)
610-2280.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863) 634-4780.


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Tuesday'
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will De held at the Criurcir of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 unlil 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 GenealogicalHlndex), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, cafl (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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
S$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.
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.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets
in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5
until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting
from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call
(863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church,
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. It's 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.R to (863) 467-2096 or
(863) 763-8833.
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.
Thursday
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.


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

Churches unite for program
The First United Methodist Church and AME Church will join
together in a praise and worship program, Sunday, Aug. 13, at 4 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St.


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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.
Summer Camp in Avon Park
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, 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 informa-
tion, call Sheila at (863) 462-5180.

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

Church hosting sports camp
The First Baptist Church is sponsoring a sports camp, July 17-20
from 6 until 8:30 p.m. at the Recreation Out Reach Center, 310 S.W.
Fifth Ave. There will be drama, sports, games, snacks, music and
exciting Bible stories. It is free for grades one through six and space is
limited. For information, call (863) 467-7625.

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

Coalition executive meeting planned
Special Executive Committee Meeting of the Early Learning Coali-
tion of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties, Inc. will meet
Thursday, July 20,2006 at 3 p.m. at Indian River Community College,
Room #J104. 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 Satur-
day, 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 proceeds from this event will
,be used for treatment that Denny needs to battle this disease. He has
no medical insurance.

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

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

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

Shared Services Network to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty 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 speak-
er 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 25th from 5-7
pm. Both businesses will be participating in the mixer. Some of the
students from the dance studio.will perform for the guests. Refresh-
ments will be served. The mixer is open to the public and also mem-
bers.

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

Church of Christ 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 welcome.
Refreshments will be served each night. For information, call (863)
763-4477.

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


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players and celebrities. In recent
years, President Bill Clinton, actors
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The Biltmore is not extremely
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making for some difficult pin
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The Billmore Golf Course is
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excellent burgers and ice-cold
Heinies at the 19th hole. Tom
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Renovations have preserved this
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ages this time of year, it is quite
worthy of weekend getaway.
The hotel offers packages at
the John Pallot Golf Academy as
well as at their relatively new spa.
While you are in Coral Gables,
there's excellent shopping nearby
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shopping, people watching and of
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person, per night all of which
included hotel credits or other
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spa services.
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Livestock Market Report

July 12,2006


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350-400 125-134 110-121
400-450 115-126 108-119
450-500 109-117 104-115
550-600 100-107 100-110
600-650 96-106 87-92
Med #2 Steers Hfrs
150-200. 120-140
200-250 130-155 115-139
250-300 127-150 115-132
300-350 114-135 101-120
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about steady and heavier calves $3.-$4 lower. We had quite a few really
good this years'calves. We had quite a few really good replacement
hfrs. Calves bringing $1 -$1.10 at 500-525#. We have some replace-
ment heifer sale October with some really nice heifers consigned. Jen-
Sar Cattle topped the calf market with a high of $2.05 Oakland Farms.
Okee topped the cow market with a high of $2.
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women who have made out-:
standing contributions to Flori-
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than $87 billion annually."
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familiar with Florida agriculture.


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agricultural organizations
around the state. The deadline
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Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
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Terrace, is seeking paper towels,
old large towels, blankets, old
kennels, gardening utensils and
laundry detergent. Anyone
wishing to donate any of the
above items is asked .to call
(863) 763-4630.
Rescue accepts
unwanted horses


Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
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For information on cost and reser-
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Free parenting
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Free six-week parenting
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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 at 2, 4:30, 7:10.


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and Sunday at 2, 4:15', 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
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.Showtimes: Friday at 7 p.m. Sat-
urday 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)
Friday at 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday 4:15, Monday at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Thursday, at 4:15 only.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for. all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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BASSETT HOUND, 7/11 in
Southwest part of town,
(863)467-2872


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pink collar w/name "Lady",
since 7/3 in SW section.
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prox. 10 yrs. old. Blind. Found
Off Hwy 98 onto 70. Call
(863)253-0271


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AMERICAN BULL DOG- 4
years old. Free To Good
Home! (863)634-5729
ELECTRIC ORGAN- Looks like
a Spinnet piano. Wanting to
donate to a Church or Civic
Group (863)467-2537'
Golden Retriever/MinPin Mix,
male, 12 weeks old, to good
home only. (863)447-5305
LAB MIX PUPPIES- Approx.
10 weeks. Ready to go!
(863)634-4383
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.
863-697-6464

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



A/C SERVICE TECH /
INSTALLER
w/ min. 3 yrs. exp. De-
pendable, Clean Drivers Lic.,
DFW. Good pay, benefits,
401K (863)763-8391.
How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifleds .


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Santom Transport
863-763-6606
Estimator, exp. for local con-
struction company. Knowl-
edgeable in commercial
work, must know how to
read plans & do take-off.
Benefit pkg. incl., paid holi-
days, vacations, 401k &
health ins. avail. DFWP.
(863)467-0831 or fax re-
sume to (863)-763-6337.
judy@closeconstructioinc.com

HEAVY.
EQUIPMENT/FARM
TRACTOR
MECHANIC
Good pay with
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Smith Equipment
Repair

Okeechobee
863-634-3280

MANATEE
CENTER
Retail Coordinator in
Vanishing Mermaid Gift
Shop. Part-time, no
benefits. Retail exp.
and weekend work
req'd. HS diploma or
GED & FL driver's
license req'd. $11.01-
$15.76/hr. Complete
application and see
details on line at:
http://www.fpua.com
FORT PIERCE
UTILITIES AUTHORITY
500 Boston Ave.
P.O. Box 3191
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
EOE DFWP
NEEDED IMMEDIATELY
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 ourfill 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.
No phone calls please.
DFWP.

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items in
the classifelds.


Emlymn
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TACO BELL
NOW HIRING SHIFT
MANAGERS FOR THE
OKEECHOBEE LOCATION
GOOD BONUS PROGRAM
APPLYWITHIN '"
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED!!!
Must have Class A CDL.
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
(863)763-5586


RN WANTED
Fresenius Medical Care-NA
has opening for BN. Benefits,
training provided.
Call Janet (863)467-7654

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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
RESIDENTS
West of the FL Turnpike will
earn $170 participating in a
survey on 7/17 from 8:30am
to 4pm in Palm Bch. Gardens
1-866-355-5247
Part Time Laborer
for building and grounds
maintenance in Okeechobee.
Must be reliable.
(863)763-5373


Christian Based INC 500 Co.
Seeks Managers/Sales rep.
PT/FT. Use home office.
.Above average income &
company car.
For recorded message call:
1-800-778-4120
SALES POSITION: Available
for construction and roofing
sales. Tremendous earning
potential, no sales experience
necessary, will train.
Call (863)763-9119 or fax
resume to 863-763-9900


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-* Sat ot FL Prmn.e-dk 'sicenrtiction er Fl.,.nda s-ltndaui
State ol FL EMr certf-c-Ati,.n p l iF:.nd.j aitukLs
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High Sch.:.,I Diplomna or C E to ui.'.alkn
Social Securit, Card and Bnth Certi'icare.
CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO PASS:
Written & Medicjl E'.:an, Phy-icjal 4,lir,' ThEt
Drug Scitenimin Backer':'urid Chcl.
S.uARY: $39,591.00o
Pairredicl Pay iri.crnutic C,:,mpreherswi'i Br.neiL
Package 2-i. 2 chtdule.


APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE AT: www.semtribe.com
or contact Human Resources at 954-967-3403.
Applications accented in person from July 24 -_ July" 292 06
ONLY at: 3101 North State Road 7, Hollywood Fl, 33024
All applicants must bring orinals of all required certificates at time of application. Copier will be provided. Incomplete
applicaiUons wi lnotbe processed. All applications mailed, faxed or received by any other method will not be processed.


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Group Treatment Coordinator
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 driver's 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. EDE, M/F/D/V,
DFWR


Education Coordinator
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 entering 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 EDE, M/F/D/V, DFWP

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Education Advisor Assistant
Brighton Reservation

HS Diploma, Bus or College Course
pref. MS Word, Access, Excel,
Outlook. Typing 40 wpm, Exp. in
preparing requisitions for payment.
Exc. Communication & Organizational
skills. Fax res. to (954) 967-3477




HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

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


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


Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sen-
Ing them In the classl-
feds.


The Okeechobee News is seeking full
time, General Assigned Reporter.
The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle different duties
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop
(Preferred but will train)
The Okeechobee News offers: .
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted
and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News
Is An Equal Opportunity Employer







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


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


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Okeechobee News is seeking a full
time News Clerk. Duties include type
setting news copy, scanning and proof-
readinfig.
The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop
(Preferred .but will train)
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:.
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and
empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity
Employer


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Raulerson Hospital has been serving the community for 27
years. We offer a full range of medical and surgical services and
state of the art practices. Become part of ourteam and you'll feel
right at home in our friendly, caring community Hospital.
The opportu s yon want Tfor our
career are waitlngl
*FT Director of Surgical Services
*FT Housekeeper
*PT & PRN Dietary Tech
*FT Nuclear Med Technologist
*FT Ultrasound Tech
*FT Radiology/CT Tech
+FT & PRN Physical Therapist
*FT & PRN Physical Therapist Assistant
*FT Security Guard
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Okeechobee, FL


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Servlces435





CRANE SERVICE
Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
Okeechobee
(863)824-6100
Reasonable Rates.
Grab a bargain from your
neIghbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classfieds.


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



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


NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Gmasware Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



BARBER CHAIR, Emil J. Padair
Porcelain base w/foot rest,
all hydraulics work. $1000
neg. (863)697-0328


GAS RANGE- Sun Fire Restau-
rant, 6 burners, w/griddle,
good 'condition, $650
(863)467-4565
REFRIGERATOR- used, yel-'
low, stays cold, $60 or best
offer (863)532-9182
STACKABLE W/D- Frigidaire,
White, Like new. $375.
(863)357-6949
WASHER & DRYER- Heavy
Duty, Frigidaire, stackable,
stainless tubs, exc cond.,
$350 firm (561)676-0427


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


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
(863)467-6696
RIFLE AMMO- Win. 30 30
Reminton. 150/170 sftpt.
200 rounds boxed $70. Ask
4 Ross (863)983-8661


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WASHER & DRYER, Maytag.
$300 (863)763-3451
WASHER: Heavy Duly $75.
(863)674-1355



SHED, Aluminum, Quasi Hut,
40x45. Paid $6000, asking
$3000 (863)357-2795
pennylou(@strato net



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'Wx38"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-
arate (863)697-2032


CHANGING TABLE- White
wood, Good condition. $25.
(863)675-3944 LaBelle
TODDLER BED- Little Tykes,
fink,white, blue, hdbd set up
like a house, $50
(863)467-7295



CRYSTAL, Waterford, stem-
ware, decanters, specialty
pieces, Alana pattern, $500.
(863)610-1964


LADIES 3X CLOTHES NEW
Casual & Dressy. $300 for lot
or willsel sell separately.
239-292-7509


FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(3-400)- Racing & Comic, late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
NASCAR TIRE TABLE- with
glass 'top. $395
(863)357-1183'



COMPAQ DESKTOP PC &
DESK, lots of storage space,
also extras, all for $175.
(863)467-2366
COMPUTER- Dell Dimension
4700, P4, 530-(3.0GHZ)
512MB/80GB, complete pkg
$500 (863)467-5877
DELL PENTIUM 4- XP PRO,
Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse.
Like new. $400.
(239)464-3260



COMFORTERS- for twin or
queen beds, variety of colors
& designs, $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,
w/frame, $150.
(863)357-7719
BED, Single, adjustable, excel-
lent' r :n'iion $250
(863)675-0600
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.
863-610-1926
CAPTAINS BED, twin size, for
kids, $250. (863)261-2409 '
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must. see! $500
(863)763-8943.
COMPLETE DINING ROOM-
Nice, 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.
(863)357-7719
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
HEAD BOARD, King size, dark
wood. $50 (863)357-1929
LIVING ROOM SET, Couch,
chair; loveseat & 3 tables.
$150(863)763-6591
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress not included,
excellent condition., $150
(863)634-3069
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.
LaBelle 239-822-5955
SOFA, LOVESEAT & CHAIR-
dark multi colored, like new,
$550 (863)824-8749

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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.
(863)634-2656
TREADMILL, VOlT 500: Good
condition. Asking $25. Call
(863)673-3819 anytime,
leave message if no answer.



CUSTOM DRAPES Burdines
Pattern: Jolettina Adobe.
Length 5'5". Rt. & Lt. panels &
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,
$1000 (863)801-6149
WHEELCHAIR- Padded with
extra seat cushion. Excellent
condition. $225.
(863)357-8788


ARCADE GAMES, (2), Miss
Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100/Both or pos-
sible trade. (863)357-2773
PROPANE TANKS, (2), 100
lb. $50 will sell separately.
(863)357-21130655
SUNQUEST 2000S 10 BULB
Tanning Canopy. $300.
863-634-5888



MIXER: Mackie, Power Amp.
& Cross Over. $1100 for all,
will sep. (863)357-2882
SPEAKERS: Crate Guitar Stack
& JVS. $1200 for all, will sep.
Call (863)697-3345


AFRICAN HOUSE SNAKE, 2/2
ft., male, very tame, com-
plete tank setup, $125 or
best offer. (863)634-2725-
BLACK LAB- 2 1/2 yrs old
Male. Purebred, Papers, ID
chipped. Trained for hunting
& field trial. $4000.
772-299-3643 or
772-559-0611
BLUE HEALER/BORDER Collie
Lovable, great w/kids. $50.
863-634-1343 after 5pm.
COCKATIEL w/Cage & Stand.
$150 or best offer.
(863)467-8856
CURR PUPS Proven line.
Shots, wormed. $150.
863-261-6422
DACHSHUND, male, 2 wks.
old, vet checked, dewormed,
$350 or trade for female.
(863)634,0758
DOBERMAN, 2 years old,
black & tan, registered, fe-
male. $400 (863)763-1504
DONKEY- lyr old, male, $100
561)644-5418 or
954)465-6614
HUNTING DOG, Male, 4 mos.
old. $120 (863)673-1877
LAB PUPPIES- AKC, yellow,
Champ Bloodline, parents on
premises, S/W/HC, $650
(863)357-1841
MIN-SCHNAUZER, Salt-Pep-
per male, AKC reg., Health
papers included. $500.
(863)763-4052 or 634-8691 .
PUPPIES, Welsh Pembroke
Corgis, born 4/27/06, 2F/1M,
2 sets of shots &.heartworm
preventative. $500
(863)467-8180 or 634-1111
tprescott42(lpeoplepc.com


HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Ellioftts Quick Photo;
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553.



WATER SOFTENER SYSTEM:
Complete w/pump & new
Water tank. $350 firm.
(863)763-6629



POOL, above ground, 16x3,
with accessories. $75
(863)673-6295


BEACH WHEELS- Catamaran
Dual Trax, Fits 14'-20', Excel-
lent condition. .$300.
(863)675-0161



ALPINE SPEAKERS- 12", Set,
Type S woofers, in box with
V12 ,amp. $200.'
(863)6,10-1421
CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer Pre-
mier 860, 2 mo old. $300.
(863)634-3070


TV, Hitachi, 50" LCD,
widescreen, as new. $900
(772)47.3-0398 or
(863)763-3039


CRAFTSMAN COMPRESSOR
2hp, 20 gal., twin cyl., hose,
portable, 150psi. $75.00
863-697-2033
GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate, 4000 watts, de-
pendable. power, $250
(863)675-4970
GENERATOR- Guardian, 12KW
w/ATS LP or Nat gas, New
$2500. (863)467-9390
HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
ers & trolley. $600.
(863)763-6629
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with attachments, 4
HP, wet/dry, exc cond $20
(863)675-2596



RAINBOW VACUUM, w/acces-
sories. $550 or best offer.
(863)357-1929.
VACUUM CLEANERS, (2), Kir-
by, with all attachments.
$300 will sell separately.
(863)763-5011


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


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
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
SElliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Agriculture



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



APHA YEARLINGS, Variety of
colors & prices, up to date
on all shots. (863)467-8180-
or (863)634-1111
APPALOOSA GELDING white,
12 years old. $1000
863)763-0367 or
863)801-1849






H eor Tra4er
FREE
On Line Service
Buy SU Trade

863-467-1304
www.okeechobee-horse-trader.cor
Serving Th Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
HORSE PANELS (Pipe): 8
pieces, plus gate. All for $315,
willsep. 86 -~, 1.".4
HORSE, TRAILER & TACK-
Pkg deal. Beautiful Quarter
.horse, 12 yr old Mare.
$2000. (863)357-1693 '
HORSE TRAILER, 2-horse,
needs some work, tongue
pull, good floor. $500 or best
offer. (954)520-6707
PALOMINO GELDING- 5 yrs,
,15.3 hard, Not.a beginner
horse. $1500:
(863)357-1945 Evenings
ROPING SADDLE- new, $550
(863)674-1355
SADDLE HORS!, registered,
spotted, "Cherokee", 13 yrs
young, UTD vaccs, exp. rid-
er, $1500.(863)467-4049
SHOW SADDLES, (2), brand
new, black, $1000 will sell
separately. (239)465-1393
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, $2500.
(863)357-JUMP



COMMERCIAL S/P MOWER-
Snapper, 21", works good,
freshly serviced, $75 firm
*(561)676-0427


to choose from, 3br,2ba, on
large lot, end of quiet cul-de-
sac, designed by famous
Palm Beach Architect, tile
throughout, all amenities,
$205,000 (561)718-2822 or
cpbirdie@adelphia.net
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 1n8ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,000
(863)763-1673
check out www.edanderson.us
OAK PARK, 3br, 2ba CBS,
New Metal Roof, New Hurri-
cane Shutters, newly painted
exterior, Central A/C, New
carpet. 158,500.
(423)421-3815


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


Rentals



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



AVAILABLE 8-01-06, 2 Bdrm.,
2 Ba., W&D, SW 2nd. Ave.
$900 mo. + 1st, last & sec.
dep. (863)467-9250
N. of OKEE-2Br,1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.'
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vldp(Ssurfinthenet.net


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.
1-800-543-2495
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
Garage, CBS home, W&D,
1100/mo. + 1st, last & sec.
863-467-6702/561-707-0878
OKEE., 2 Story, 3BR/2.5BA,
2 car garage, Blue Heron,
golf, waterfront. $1500.,
(863)467-1254
SOkeechobee House.for Rent
3BR/2BA on Canal
$1,250/mo. & 1st, last & sec.
(863)763-2262 or 634-1000
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA, CBS,
Kings Bay. $1100/mo. Call
Rick (863)697-3096
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



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


HReal Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
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.
(863)634-6325
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


Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items In
the classlfieds


Bus converted into RV, rebuilt
eng., runs great, $1500 firm.
239-657-3387 or
505-317-5577
SHADOW CRUISER- '98 slide
in camper, fully contained,
like new, $2500
(863)675-0604
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,
$295 (863)467-6696


OKEECHOBEE


BY OWNER


Okeechobee, 2BR/2BA
55+ Resort Community.
Florida room & storage room.
New furniture, flooring, kitchen
appliances,.dishwasher & roof.
$88,000 (863)467-5868
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
sale (863)532-9355.
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA, 2
car garage, open floor plan,
screened porch. $255,000.
(863)763-5605 of 447-1748
ONE HOUSE TO MANY! 3br,
1 ba, & 2br 2ba, 2 swimming
pools, 1 boat house. 1 dock,
Both updated & new appl.
New paint inside & out. New
carpet, complete. Avail for
immediate occupancy. Call
for info. 954-801-6158 or
772-597-6158
PALM CREEK: 3'Bdrm., 21/
Ba. w/2 car garage. Excellent.
condition. $235,000.
(561)262-9191
TREASURE ISLAND- Best
Buy, direct lake access, sea
wall, 3/1, separate garage, A
steal at only $95K! !
(561)746-2921/262-1390


.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
next to Pisgah National Forest.
(1) 3BR/2BA & (1) 4BR/2BA.
Both on acreage. Beautiful.
S location. Priced to Sell.
Call for info: (704)376-2102

MobileHomes



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




BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/2BA,
No pets. 1 year lease required.
$650/mo. + $1200 sec.
(863)763-8535
MOBILE HOME, 2BR/1BA,
Pine Ridge Park, no pets,
$750 mo.; $500 sec.
(863)763-0648


OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm.,1 Ba.
Mobile Home. Nice lot, fenced
back yard, front porch Will
lease w/option to buy. $700
mo. (863)634-3451.
PINE RIDGE ESTATES: 2 BR.,
'1 BA, Fenced y,w d garage.
$850 mo., 1st,' last & sec.
dep. (863)634-7622
RIM CANAL: LARGE 1 Bdrm.
Mobil Home on the water
w/boat dock. $800 mo. +
electric. (863)467-1530



DOUBLEWIDE
Seller Needs Cash!
1/5 acres on Kissemee River,
Highland County. $95,000. -
G.Coyle -Prudential Realty .
(863)385-9141,
OKEECHOBEE- 2 Bdrm, 2 Ba,
Dbl. wide. C/Air, All appl., Car
Port & Util. Rm. Adult Park,
$19,500. Call (863)763-7176

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skli 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
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
(239)633-7173
EVENRUDE 115, 17ft., runs
great, wide boat, turn key
ready. $1600
(863)467-1290
PONTOON BOAT: 24 Ft. w/115
hp engine, generator, lights
& many extra's. $4500.
(863)634-5225
SAIL BOAT- 23ft, w/trailer,
$1200 or best offer
(239)470-3701 LaBelle
SEA KAYAK, Touring Style,
Model Prijon Kodiak, 17 Ft.,
Good condition. $400.
(863)357-7406
Sea Kayak, Touring Style,
Northwest Pursuit, 17', exc.
condo $600. (863)357-7406


cab, dual alloy wheels, power
stroke diesel, auto., tilt, cruise,
loaded, only 34k. $27,900 or
best offer. (863)467-6960


JEEP CHEROKEE 1986, 4x4,
Runs good. Nice interior.
$900. or best offer.
(863)467-8723
GlCat -43


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
HIGHEST BIDDER


I I


I Lots Sale


I Lots Sale


NEW COMMERCIAL CARGO
TRLR w/warr, 2 new JBL
spkrs 15" w/horn, 115" sub,
w/ built in amp, 1 QSC pow-
er amp w/complete rack, and
EQ graphic equalizers, 2 PV
Impulse Spkrs w/stand &
cases, New 32 channel
Yamaha mixer w/warr, all
cables & access incld, New
Pro One 88 key Keyboard
w/road case w/ Aleses mini
verb effects. $8500 or best
offer (239)872-2371
SURROUND SOUND- RCA
150 watts, charcoal/blk, ask-
ing $125 (863)697-8906



TOSHIBA- Model CF3566A,
35" Works good. $150.
(863)675-0161


FINISH MOWER- 5ft, Bush
Hog, $500 excellent condi-
tion (863)697-3008
LAWN MOWER, Snapper,
16hp, runs good. $275
(863)763-6591
.LONG 2510 TRACTOR &
BUSHHOG, fair condition,
runs good, $4000 or best of-
fer. (863)697-3400
MOWER DECK, 42", came off
Yard King mower, $60.
(863)532-9182
OMC BOBCAT with bucket &
forks, fair cond., runs good,
$4000 or best offer.
(863)697-3400
RIDING MOWER-.42" Snap-
per, Z-turn, runs & cuts
good, $650 or best offer
(863)634-4818
RIDING MOWER: John Deere
STX 46. $500. (863)634-3280


BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs
great. $700 (863)763-7609
MERC ALUMINUM PROP-
Like new, Fits 90hp. Rub kit
included. $70.
(863)763-1424
OUTBOARD MOTOR- 7.5hp
Mercury w/6 gal tank. $350
(863)357-0616


HARLEY DAVIDSON '97, Road
King, 74k original, $5000 in
extras. Very nice. $15,000
(863)467-6960
HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON
HEAD '74. $3000 Call for de-
tails. (239)357-6889 LaBelle
area.
HONDA CBR 600 1994:
$2000 or best offer.
(863)634-2656 .
SUZUKI BLVD C50T, '05,
blk./chrome, saddle bags,.
wind shield, shift drive, liquid
cooled, 12.5k mi., clean,
40+mpg., $5,000
(863)467-9390
SUZUKI SV650, '06, barely
used, w/$300 worth of ac-
cessories, $4950.
(863)357-7406
WANTED: Motorcycle
Any Type. For parts.
Must have good front end.
**** 863-824-0801 ****



5HP GO CART Good condi-
tion, runs. $400.
863-467-0109
GO CART- 2 seater, gas pow-
ered, runs good, $150
(863)467-8723
HONDA RANCHER ES '04
$3500. 863-675-6568
JET SKI, '96, 3 seater, $2500
or best offer or trade for four
wheeler. (863)673-0104'
SUZUKI 2001 80HP- Runs,
excellent cond. $2200.
-863-467-0109
SUZUKI 3-WHEELER, 1983,
w/reverse. Runs great. $400
(863)763-3451


LEVELER HITCH,,Withvertical.
height adjustment. $250
(863)697-2434

Automobiles I



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



CADILLAC DEVILLE '99-
showroom cond., fully load-
ed, metallic silver, gray int.,
$8000 neg. (863)675-9293
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
$2000 (863)675-0088
CHEVY CORSICA '91, 82k,
runs excellent. $1000
(863)763-7950
CHEVY CORSICA, '92- 4dr,
P/B, P/S, CD player. 6 cyl., No
AC. Good condition inside/out.,
$900 (863)763-7609.
COUGARS- A pair, '87, 1 runs
good & 1 for parts. $300.
(863)673-6266
DONATE UNWANTED/UN-
USED VEHICLE- to a Florida
Non-Profit. Pickup within 72
hrs (866)855-0902
FORD MUSTANG, 1965,
$1500. (863)983-5357 ask
for Ed.
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.
(863)763-0084
PLYMOUTH ACCLAIM, '90,
A/C, CD, May need new
strut, Runs great, $500. Firm
(863)261-5572
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $200. or best offer.
(863)673-6266
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
(239)839-4883
FORD F350 LARIAT '03, Crew


EZGO
&
YAMAHA

New & Used '



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



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


ADAPTOR KIT- For Jeep
Wrangler to V8 Chevy en-
gine. Headers, Adaptor
plates $250. (863)674-0898
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $1000.863-634-5888
COIL SPRINGS- 3, For Dodge
3/4 TON '2004 & up. $150.
or will separate.
(863)634-3070
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE '94-
damage in front, good mo-
tor, new tires & trans axle
$200 (863)697-3008
REAR SEAT- Jeep Wrangler,
$100. (863)674-0898
RIMS & TIRES, 20", off of a
Dodge 1500, $1500.
*(863)673-2671 .
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
(561)996-9264
TIRES & RIMS, for a CJ7,
35/12.50R15, Procomp,
with spare tire & hardware,
$500 neg. (863)357-2113
TIRES (2), brand new Good-
year Integrity, P205/65R15,
$160 for the pair
(863)675-3322
TIRES- 5, 4 with 8 lug rims,
Goodyear Wrangler,
,36x12.50x16.5LT. Near new.
$225. (863)357-8788
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Qqad Cab, white. $450
neg. (863)697-0328
TRUCK TIRES- 20", Mounted.
Dayton or BOdd wheels. 8
1/4 to 1200.$100 or best of-
fer. (863)675-1862.
WHEELS, Factory 2006 Mus-
tang, brand new BF Goodrich
Radial tires, will install. $800
(863)697-0467


CADILLAC SLS '96, Fully
loaded, leather, power, keyless
entry. Must sell! $2500
(239)425-5997 LaBelle area
CHEVY S10 '87- ext cab, 4x4,
needs work, $800 or best of-
fer (772)519-0946
FORD F100 1974, 2 wd. $350
(863)675-4697 LaBelle
NISSAN PICKUP 1995 w/Ext.
Cab. 95K mis. Very good
condition. Asking $2500 or
best offer. (863)697-0000


FORD EXPLORER XLT V8-'96
Great Condition. $4100.
863-763-2188
GMC Suburban SLE, '93, has
all the toys, drivers side front
end damage, 145,700 mi.,
$1800 neg. (863)763-4149


CAR HAULER, $1200
(863)697-2434
TRAILER, used for motorcy-
cle, $400 (863)673-6295
UTILITY TRAILER- 16', Excel-
lent condition. $1000. or
best offer. (863)675-6568


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

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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning Board on
Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classification of Agriculture (A) to the proposed classification of Residential Single
Family-E (RSF-E). The property owner and applicant is Okeechobee Waterway Investments, LLC.
The property is located on the east side of CR 15-A, east of the Larkee Lakes and Pine Oaks Village
subdivisions and is more particularly described as follows:
All that portion of the former but now abandoned F.E.C. Railroad right of way, lying in Section
10. And all that part of Section 3, lying South of the F.C.D. Levee 63 South right of way. And all
that part of Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and the North 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 10,
lying South of the F.C.D. Levee 63 South right of way. And all that part of Government Lots 1,2
and the Northwest 1/4 of Section 11, lying South of the F.C.D. Levee 63 South right of way. And
all that part of Block 6, Great Lakes Subdivision, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 1, Page 40, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, lying North of the former but
now abandoned F.E.C. railroad right of way. And all that part of Block 7, Great Lakes
Subdivision, according to the-plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 39, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida, lying North of the former but now abandoned F.E.C. railroad
right of way.
LESS AND EXCEPT therefrom those portions of Section 3 and 10, lying within the boundary
of Lar Kee Lakes, 2nd Additon for Mobile Homes, according tothe pth ereof recorded in
Plat Book4, Page 7, Pine Oaks Village, No.1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 5, Page 20 and Pine Oaks Village No. 2, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 5, Page 21, all being recorded in the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida,
being more particularly described as follows:
Beginning at the corner common to Sections 3, 4, 9 and 10, bear North 00?47'10" West along
the West line of said Section 3 to the Intersection with the Southerly right of way line of the
FC.D. Levee 63 South, a distance of 1502.94 feet; thence bear South 5339'07"East along the
said Southerly right of way line of the F.C.D. Levee 63 South, a distance of 414.12 feet; thence
bear South 2805'50"West along the Southerly right of way line of the F.C.D. Levee 63 South,
a distance of 63.38 feet; thence bear South 53t39'07"East along the said Southerly right of way
line of the F.C.D. Levee 63 South to the intersection with the Northerly extension of the Easterly
boundary line of Lot 1, Block 7 of the aforesaid Lar Kee Lakes, 2nd Addition for Mobile Homes,
a distance of 1.03 feet; thence bear South 2805'50"West along the said Northerly extension of
the Easterly boundary line of Lot 1, Block 7 to the Northeasterly corner of Lot 1, Block 7 and
the Easterly right of way line of S.E. 5th Drive, a distance of 3.35 feet; thence bear South
2506'06"East along the said easterly right of way line of S.E. 57th Drive to the intersection with
the Easterly right of way line of S.E. 98th Trail, a distance of 220.29 feet; thence bear South
27*54'22"West along the said Easterly right of way line of S.E. 98th Trail, a distance of 6.58 feet;
thence bear South 5315'37"East along the Northeasterly boundary line of said Pine Oaks
Village, No. 1, a distance of 280.13 feet; thence bear South 4239'58"East along the said
Northeasterly boundary line of Pine Oaks Village, No. 1, a distance of 74.76 feet; thence bear
South 5252'32"East along the Northeasterly boundary line of Pine Oaks Village, No. 1, to the
Southeasterly boundary line of Pine Oaks Village, No.1, a distance of 335.03 feet; thence bear
South 39?24'59"West along the said Southeasterly boundary line of Pine Oaks Village, No. 1,
a distance of 214.61 feet; thence bear South 28*22'11'West along the Southeasterly boundary
line of Pine Oaks Village, No. 1, a distance of 65.41 feet; thence bear South 13"51'32"West
along the Southeasterly boundary line of Pine Oaks Village, No. 1, a distance of 120.70 feet;
thence bear South 2826'46"West along the Southeasterly boundary line of Pine Oaks Village,
No. 1, a distance of 200.53 feet; thence bear South 3528'42"West along the Southeasterly,
boundary line of Pine Oaks Village, No. 1, a distance of 96.53 feet; thence bear South
53*39'05"West along the Southeasterly boundary line of Pine Oaks Village, No. 1, to the
Southeasterly boundary line of the said Pine Oaks Village, No. 2, a distance of 172.24 feet;.
thence bear South 3143'48"West along the said Southeasterly boundary line of Pine Oaks
Village, No. 2, a distance of 118.10 feet; thence bear South 43*04'50"West to the intersection
with the Southwesterly boundary line of Pine Oaks Village, No. 2, a distance of 161.34 feet;
thence bear North 4752'21"West along the said Southwesterly boundary line of the Pine Oaks
Village, No. 2, a distance of 100.00 feet; thence bear North 57*41'01"West along the
Southwesterly boundary line of Pine Oaks Village, No.2, a distance of 114.40 feet; thence bear
North 66"1 8'12West along the Southwesterly boundary linee of Pine Oaks Village, No.2, to the
intersection with the West line of said Section 10, a distance of 91.73 feet; thence bear North
00*20'47"West along the said West line of Section 10, a distance of 182.82 to the Point of
Beginning.
LESS AND EXCEPTING from the above described parcel the following described Parcel: A
parcel of land lying in Section 10, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County,
Florida. Being more .particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section'10, thence South 00*20'47"East along the
West line of Section 10, a distance of 264.64 feet for the Point of Beginning; Thence continue
South 00'20'47"East along said West line of Section 10, a distance of 311.95 feet to a point on
the Southerly right of way line of the now abandoned F.E.C. railroad right of way, as marked
with a 5/8" rebar; Thence South 5019'09 East along said Southerly right of way line, a distance
Sof 10.55 feet; Thence North 41 23'16"East, on a line parallel with and 20.00 feet westerly of (as
measured at right angles to) an existing old barbed wire fence, a distance of 245.95 feet;
Thence North 5208'49"West, a distance of 218.62 feet to the Point of Beginning.
LESS AND EXCEPTING the following described parcel from parcel described above: A parcel
of land lying in Section 10, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida.
Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 10, thence-South 00"20'47"East along the
West line of Section 10, a distance of 180.69 feet to a 5/8" rebar with cap #2084, for the Point
of Beginning; Thence continue South 00'20'47"East along said West line of Section 10, a
distance of 83.95 feet; Thence South 5208'49"East a distance-of 218.62 feet; Thence North
57*22'58'East, a distance of 96.01 feet to a 5/8"rebar with cap #2084 marking the
Southernmost corner of "Pine Oaks Village No.2", according to the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 5, Page 21 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; Thence North
47o16'21"West, along the Southwesterly boundary line of said "Pine Oaks Village No.2", a
distance of 100.05 feet; Thence North 57'41'01"West, continuing along said Southwesterly
boundary line, a distance of 114.40 feet to an angle point in said Southwesterly boundary line,
as marked with a 5/8" rebar with cap #2084; Thence North 66*00'14"West, continuing along
said Southwesterly boundary line, a distance of 91.74 feet to the point of beginning. All of the
above described lands in Parcel 2 being in Township 38 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee
County, Florida.
LESS AND EXCEPTING the following described parcel from parcel described above: Being a
parcel of land lying within Section 10, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee
County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the r..inhwerc'i.:,:,rn, .,i ; ea r, ior. irr..r,.:.e .-uir. ,0 i 6.:E, 2 : ai.or, ir e
i W .;,- of; 5;di LL- n 11) a ,l n .uT J- ] .i:. l ir ctr:.I ... r, uir, ,.uir, -
in-. T,:.'rir .,our ,-,,3'.1cr, Cer, c,'n HIr F a,Ea..I CualI ,lra: ,n.rrIg r i ra, ir-.:+ ".:,uir.
,'j'.-i-,. a -i al .a cuir. u r,; a ,.'] r..:- i 13.77 feet to the Southwest corner of that
,p.,y .: i :,riar -i ', n','iciai o.'..,a o t:.. :,' 346, Page 1984, of the.Public Records Of
Oicvcr,-o.ji Cour ry Fi,:.ra ano me Piti T OF BEGINNING; thence North 4105'16"East, a
distance of 245.98 feet to the Northeast corner of that parcel of land described in Official
Records Book 346, Page 1984, and the Southeast corner of that parcel of land described in
Official Records Book 347, Page 1580,.of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida,
thence North 57o04'58"East, a distance of 73.43 feet; thence South 5525'54"East, a distance
'of 615.63 feet; thence South 50"20'26"East, a distance of 588169 feet; thence South
3939'34"West, a distance of 370.60 feet to a point on the afore described South right of way
line of the Florida East Coast Railroad; thence North 5020'26"West along said South line, a
distance of 1230.01 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
Said parcel containing 335.32 acres, more or less. (
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be
continued to Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change in zoning will be held before
the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 9:00 am In the County
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd' Street, Okeechobee,
Florida. ,
*ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC'
HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or
the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or
hearings will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made and that the record
Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk
and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2006-0640


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING
RECLASSIFICATION AND CONSIDERATION OF A
SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and
Appeals on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse,
304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request
for a change in zoning from the 'existing classification of
Agriculture (A) to the proposed classification of Neighborhood
Commercial-2 (NC-2) and to consider a Special Exception to
allow an automotive service station (retail sales of gasoline) and
package sale of wine in a Neighborhood Commercial-2 (NC-2)
zoning district. The property owner and applicant is George
Goodbread. The property address is 12575 Highway 70 East
and is more particularly described as follows:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN ANS BEING A PORTION OF
SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS;
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID
SECTION 35, THENCE NORTH 0001'04" EAST ALONG
THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 35, AND THE
CENTERLINE OF N.E. 128TH AVENUE (A/K/A BERMAN
ROAD) A DISTANCE OF 1729.06 FEET; THENCE
DEPARTING SAID LINE RUN NORTH 89"58'56" WEST A
DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET TO A POINT IN THE WEST
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID N.E. 128TH AVENUE
(A/K/A BERMAN ROAD) AND BEING THE POINT OF
BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION;
THENCE SOUTH 00*01'04" WEST ALONG THE WEST
RIGHT-OF-WAY OF SAID. N.E. 128TH AVENUE,A
DISTANCE OF 662.76 FEET TO A POINT IN THE NORTH
RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 70; TEHNCE SOUTH
5442'19" WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY, A
DISTANCE OF 710.62 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE RUN NORTH 3204'31" WEST A
DISTANCE OF 431.35 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 64"55'54"
East, A DISTANCE OF 154.16 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
89"51'34" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 137.02 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 12*23'07" EAST A DISTANCE OF 89.34 FEET;
THENCE, NORTH 31"21'15" WEST, A DISTANCE OF
154.86 FEET; THENCE NORTH 67-41'02" EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 70.64 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89"24'37"
EAST; A DISTANCE OF 83.77 FEET; THENCE NORTH
56"17'37" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 146.09 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 27r46'20" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 62.97 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 28"40'32" WEST, A DISTANCE OF
116.13 FEET; THENCE NORTH 54"41'01" EAST, .A
DISTANCE 'OF 500.55 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL CONTAINING 8.44+ ACRES
MORE OR LESS.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, July 26,
2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a
change In zoning will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 9:00 am in
the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the Clerk and of the Planning
Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2006-0639 and S-2006-0649


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

River meeting planned
Kissimmee River Valley Public Use & Recreation meeting will be
held Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m. until noon at the Basinger Commu-
nity Center located on Hwy. 98 south of the Kissimmee River.
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 recre-
ation. Learn about the Kissimmee River Restoration Project and the
recreational opportunities available for you on SFWMD lands. For
more information contact Jeff McLemore at 1-800-250-4200, exten-
sion 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 children improve
in school. The program is sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging.
Foster grandparents receive a tax-free stipend and mileage reim-
bursement. They also receive lunch at the school. Anyone interest-
ed in learning more about the program is invited to attend the vol-
unteers 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 Aging, 1-800-773-1895.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m.
*on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the 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.


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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
over.

Ornament sales benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on
brass and includes a numbered -certificate and historical 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 missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and
cadets work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are
interested in becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene
O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863)
763-3212.

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
OHS_97_reunion@yahoo.com.

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

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

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 dad:s ]rd hI.ui, are, flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
tion.

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
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