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Vol 7 No. 198

Monday, July 17, 2006

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U.S. evacuates
21 Americans
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -
Two Marine Corps helicopters
evacuated 21 Americans from
Lebanon to Cyprus on Sunday,
and U.S. officials urged others
to wait for a formal evacuation
plan before they try to leave.
The U.S. citizens evacuated
Sunday included a family of
four with a sick child and four
students, said Maura .Harty,
assistant secretary of state for
consular affairs.
She said the United States,
had received hundreds of
phone calls from Americans in
Lebanon asking for instruction
and urged them not to try to
travel by land to Syria. U.S.
security teams landed at the
U.S. Embassy earlier Sundav to
plan the evacuation for any of"
the 25,000 Americans, in .
Lebanon v ho wish to leave.,

stage 14 in Tour
GAP, France (AP) -
Frenchman Pierrick Fedrigo
jwon stage 14 of the Tour de
France on Sunday, while
Spain's Oscar Pereiro kept the
Sports, Page 5

Drought Index'
Current- 462
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.25 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
16.62 feet
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea

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City to discuss Flagler Park

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Counc
will hold a public hearing for
land use map change, conduct
first reading on an alley closing
application, and consider tw
temporary street closings at the;
meeting Tuesday, July'18, starting
at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
Council members will'star
their meeting by considering
approval of the June 2006 wai
rant register in the amount c

$1,696,941.18. Later in the meet-
ing, the council will discuss the
use of Flagler Park in follow up to
il the discussion held at the May 2,
a meeting when David Hamrick
a and council members debated:,
g the parks' use for a green market.'
o During a public hearing for.
ir ordinance adoption, council
g members will consider a motion,
to change the future land use.
rt map as requested by Daniel
g Creech. His request for a small
r- scale comprehensive plan
)f amendment is to change .the

existing classification of single.
family to multiple family. Mr..
Creech wishes to develop afford-
able multi-family housing on
property between Northwest
Fifth and Sixth streets and North-
west Ninth and 10th avenues.
The council will later consider a
rezoning request from Mr.
Creech for the same property.,
Under new business, the
council will hold a first reading
' on the alley closing application
from Elbert Batton. He is adding
onto his office and wishes to

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have parking in the area of the
alley, which he said is not used
for utilities. However, the city's
engineer is concerned with
drainage issues in the area and
opposes closing the alley. 'After
the first reading, the council may
set August 15 as a final public
hearing date.
First Baptist Church will ask
the city to re-route traffic around
Southwest Third Street, Sixth
Avenue and Fourth Street for
drop-off and pick-up times dur-
ing a Sports Camp that runs July

17 until July 20.
Other street closings will be
reviewed as follows: Labor Day
Festival, Sept. 2-4 from 7 a.m.
.until 4:30 p.m., and the Christ-
mas Parade, Dec. 9, from 6 p.m.
until 8 p.m.
Rickey Farrell of Firestone Tire
and Service will request a reduc-
tion in parking to 19 spaces for
property at 415 N.E. Park -St.
James LaRue, city planner, will
submit a report in which he rec-
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Special to INI/SFWMD
Boating on the 730-acre Lake Okeechobee is.a popular pas$le.,for many Florida resi- ,
dents and visitors.

Agencies work for the Fla. lifestyle

By MaryAnn Morris
Special to Okeechobee News
Perhaps the single most
important thing in the Kissim-
mee/Lake Okeechobee/Ever-
glades watershed now is the
ongoing work in the Compre-
hensive Everglades Restoration
Plan (CERP). CERP and the
eight CERP projects being fast-
tracked (Acceler8) by the State
of Florida. to' help the critical
water-related issues we are fac-
ing are designed by, construct-
ed by, and managed, by many,
many agencies; state, federal
and private interests all have a
stake in the good of this unique
South Florida has the sec-
ond largest lake in the United
States, the Everglades, an,
ecosystem in itself of global
interest, incredibly rich year-
around farming, and a, boom-
ing tourist industry, not to men-
tion, (apart from hurricanes) a
pretty nice lifestyle.

The problem
Drainage and development
of South Florida has had major

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If this graphic from USGS looks familiar, it should. The
area USGS is studying is our watershed: from the north
end of the Kissimmee River to Key West; from the east
coast of Florida to the west.
environmental consequences 6 miles inland from the coast in
in the Everglades. Saltwater
intrusion into freshwater
aquifers has extended as far as See Agencies Page 2

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Taking a break
Christian Doyle, Logan Coleman and Jarrod Mills, attend
the Sports Camp hosted by Oakview Baptist Church on
Wednesday. They were three of about 98 children that
enjoyed the day learning about baseball.
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some areas.
The land surface has subsided
as much as 6 feet in some agri-
cultural areas because of low-
ered water tables, oxidation of
drained peat, and subsequent
peat fires.
Mercury contamination of fish
has resulted in a ban on the con-
sumption offish from the central
part of the Everglades Park and is
implicated in the deaths of
endangered Florida panthers.
Populations of wading birds
have decreased by almost 95 per-
cent from 1870 to 1973. In high-
nutrient areas, cattails are replac-

*Bureau of Indian Affairs
eFlorida Department of Environmental Protection
*Florida Geological Survey
eFlorida Institute of Oceanography
*National Biological Service (now called the USGS Biological Resources
*National Marine Fisheries Service
oNational Marine Sanctuary
eNational Park Service
eNational Resource Conservation Service
*Office of the Governor
oSouth Florida Water Management District
*U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
*U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
OU.S. Department of Justice (U.S. Attorney)
*U.S. Department of Transportation (Federal Highway Administration)
OU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
oFlorida Bay & Adjacent Marine Systems Science Program
Source: United States Geological Survey, (South Flori-
da Information Access

ing .native sawgrass. Plant and more than 60 elements, will take
animal communities in the Ever- more than 30 years to construct
glades have been altered by and will cost an estimated $7.8
changes in timing and duration billion. It was the WRDA that
of inundation; invasion of exotic gave the COE authority to re-eval-
plants as a result of drainage and uate the C&SF Project (Central.
land clearing, nutrient, and (or) and South Florida Flood Control)
contaminant-enrichment of and recommend improvements
water that flows into Everglades and changes in order to restore
from agricultural and urban the ecosystem.
areas; and loss of habitat. The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers (COE) is the lead agency.
The CERP solution Without their expertise in con-
se truction methods and program
The goal of Comprehensive management, coordination 'of
Everglades Restoration Plan is to the many agencies and many
capture fresh water that now ongoing projects in CERP would
flows unused to the ocean and be very difficult indeed. The COE
the gulf and redirect it to areas alone has over 100 years experi-
that need it most. The majority of ence with mammoth construc-
the water will be devoted to envi- tion projects and is authorized by
rourimental.restoration, reviviviga 'Congress to build them.
dying ecosystem The remaining \lany other agencies collabo-
water will benefit cities and farm- rate with the COE. The most
ers by enhancing water supplies involved are South Florida Water
for the south Florida economy. Mafiagement District (SFWMD)
CERP provides a framework and and the United States Geological
guide to restore, protect and pre- Survey (USGS).
serve the'water resources of cen- The South Florida Water Man-
tral and southern Florida, includ- agement District (SFWMD)
ing the Everglades. It covers 16 "manages". the water in the
counties over an 18;000-square- watershed and issues permits for
mile area and centers on an allocations of water use for utility
update of the Central & Southern companies and farms. By coordi-
Florida (C&SF) Project which nating the total amount of water
dates back to the 1940s. that can be pulled from lakes,
CERP was approved in the canals and underground water,
Water Resources Development SFWMD protects the water sup-
Act (WRDA) of 2000. It includes, ply. By allowing a measured

amount of water to flow into and
out of lakes, canals, etc., flood
control/floodplain management
is coordinated.
Today, the South Florida
Water Management District oper-
ates and maintains approximate-
ly 1,800 miles of canals and lev-
ees, 25 major pumping stations
and about 200 larger and 2,000
smaller.water control structures.:
SFWMD manages the construc-
tion contracts that are building
the reservoirs, water manage-.
ment areas, filling in canals and
the like that are located on
SFWMD property.,
The United States Geological
Survey (USGS): s, ..heavily,
involved with CERP, SFWMD and
the COE It is rather the "glue"
that keeps the very technical
issues and makes sure the other
agencies have the benefit of the
best "earth science" the Unites
States has to offer. USGS brings
such technological tools as
geospatial technology far
beyond the reach of any smaller
In 2006, the USGS will work
on Aquifer Storage and Recovery,
the Lake Okeechobee Watershed
Project; the Florida Bay/Florida
Keys Feasibility Study and other
areas as are requested by the
other partners in this vast under-
Not only does USGS provide

the research, their scientists join
in many of the meetings with
other CERP partners to be certain
the scientific information is
understood by all and is made
part of the decision making.
USGS, SFWMD and COE are truly
partners in the restoration of a
healthy South Florida ecosystem

will work-
By storing water someplace
except in Lake Okeechobee, the
water level in the lake will be
lowered. An independent panel,
of scientists found the Herbert
,Hoover Dike .is threatened by
high lake levels. In case there is
any confusion, an "independent"
report is just that. If a study is
commissioned to be independ-
ent, that is what the scientists are,
paid for; their best professional
With a lower water level, light
,will reach the bottom of the lake
and the vegetation will re-grow,
fish will spawn and mature. With
water storage other than the
lake, less water will be released
into the coastal estuaries and the
water that is released will be
cleaner. It will be an ecosystem
that can provide clean safe drink-
ing water, water to support agri-
culture and storage areas that
will allow pollutants to settle out
and stop fouling the rivers. Parts
of the Kissimmee River. will be,
sloed by restoring the okbows
and adding basinsailong the waay'
.again to store water. Water, con-
servation areas and reservoirs
become areas for recreation and
habitat for endangered species.
More storage will help restore the
flow of clean water to the Ever-,
Sources: South Florida Water
Management District,; United States
Geological Survey,, (South
Florida Information Access);
Florida Statutes Chapter 373, U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, Jack-
sonville District,


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ommends denying the site plan
review of the request for several
reasons, one of which being that
the business should have about
54 parking spaces and has only
provided 20 spaces.
In other new business, the
council will act on the following:
disposition of the sale of

property in the Commerce Center
to Holmes Cabinets and Adron
approve a revised elections
agreement among the city, Okee-
chobee County Board of County
Commissioners, and the Supervi-
sor of Elections;
set a tentative millage rate of
7.1899 for fiscal year 2006-2007;
set the advertisement of the
first budget hearing for Sept. 6, at
5:01 p.m.


Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to
identify the heeds 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; or, by contacting Executive
Director Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.


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Florida's pesticide application laws have changed

ByDan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
They said it couldn't be done,
but it's actually happened! It is now
actually easier for landscape main-
tenance professionals to be a
bona-fide, legal applicator of pesti-
cides. And for the consumer, some
changes in Florida Statues improve
your protection from shady termite
pest control companies.
Today's column will update an
article on this subject that was
printed this past spring. It will give
homeowners some ideas on
what's new in Florida termite con-
tract terminology. And with easier
requirements for certification, it's
now a bit easier for the "mow,
blow, and go" folks to get legal.

Three laws
Florida has a confusing system
of making sure consumers and the
environment are protected from
the misuse of pesticides. The first
state pesticide law concerns itself
with the use of pesticides in agricul-
tural settings, but it covers a lot
more than farming.'
The obvious use of pesticides in
citrus groves, vegetable fields, and
nurseries is. covered by the Agricul-




tural Pest Control Law [F.S. 487].
But beyond producers, this law
also insures that persons using
these toxic products in natural
areas, roadsides, or aquatic sites
are properly trained and super-
vised. It applies federal guidelines
under Florida conditions when
using, restricted use herbicides,
insecticides, or fungicides. It even
includes a few unusual situations
like the use of these pesticides on
golf courses and parks or for spe-
cialized uses such as aerial applica-
tions or protective boat paints.
A second pesticide law in Flori-
da is concerned with the use of
these products for the control of
pests as mosquitos or other public
pests. There are a few locals that
hold Public Pest Control Licenses
in our area, but since we don't
have any organized mosquito con-
trol here, there is not too much
activitywith this law [F.S. 388].
Notice we have not talked
about termites or landscape pesti-

cides use. The way it was
explained to me was that the use of
pesticides "inside, outside, under,
or through"' buildings is governed
by the Structural Pest Control Act
[a.k.a. FS. 482]. This law is the one
that the Florida Legislature recently
changed, and the focus of this article.
While homeowners can use off
the shelf products to do-it-them-
selves, there are some situations
where professional help is needed.
Many well-known pest control
companies often apply pesticides
to keep buildings safe and land-
scapes in top-notch shape. Some
of these "Pest Control Operators"
are locally-based business owners
that can spray your lawn for insects
or diseases, provide indoor protec-
tion from roaches, fleas and
rodents, can eliminate or protect
buildings from termites, and if nec-
essary fumigate these structures to
kill every, other kind of pest found
inside a structure.

contracts clarified
No one likes to even think about
termites getting into their build-
ings, but when they do, a profes-
sional Pest Control Operator ought

to be consulted. Unfortunately
there have been a few "bugs" in
the law that regulates these busi-
nesses. A few changes that help
protect consumers have been
made in F.S. 482 and they became
effective July 1st:
Termite control contracts
must clearly state if the work is for
drywood or subterranean termites.
.,(This is important because the
methods used to treat these critters
are very different.)
If a "spot-treatment" is used,
companies must post a notice that
this was the case. (A treatment
sticker could give the false impres-
sion that a complete treatment was
Re-treatments must be done
in 90 days (180 days for multiunit
Companies can't refuse to re-
treat because they knew about a
construction defect or other condi-
tion that would contribute to ter-
Consumers can get more infor-
mation on termite protection, the
difference between subterranean
or drywood termites or file a com-
plaint against a pest control com-
pany by calling 1-800-HELP-FLA or
logging onto www.floridatermite-

Rules relaxed
for landscapers
The Structural Pest Control Law
also permits the LIMITED use of
pesticides near structures by per-
sons that work for the government,
orwho are treating privately owned
buildings. Those businesses that
take care of private RESIDENTAL
landscapes can also obtain a "Lim-
ited Certificate Commercial Land-
scape Maintenance" that makes it
legal for them to apply certain kinds
of pesticides when taking care of
our Florida Yards.
Many landscapers ask about the
Landscape Maintenance certificate,
but back away when they 'find out
some of the requirements. Here's
what will make it easier for persons
to get this certification:
When a person wanted to get
this Landscape Maintenance cer-
tificate, before they even could take
the test, they had to attend an 8-
hour long training class. The
revised law reduces this training
class to a 6-hour class.
Another stumbling block was
that applicants had to prove they
had been in the business for three

years before applying to take the
test. This experience requirement
has been removed.
Again before the test, the
applicant had to prove they had lia-
bility insurance before taking the
test. Now they can pass the test
first, and then demonstrate insur-
ance coverage so buying insur-
ance can happen after they know
they have passed.
This certificate is "limited"
because only certain kinds of pesti-
cides can be used. Previously, only
insecticides arid herbicides with,
the toxicity level of "Caution" could
be used. The law has been
changed to include fungicides that
have this slightly toxic signal word
of Caution.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page, If
you need additional information
on pesticide licensing or. laws,
please email us, at or call
us at 863-763-6469. Local residents
can stop by our office at 458 Hwy
98 North in Okeechobee, and visit
our Okeechobee County Master
Gardeners from 1 until 3 p.m., on
Tuesday afternoons. And remem-

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Absolutely Art Gallery
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401 S.W. Park Street
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E&E Automotive Clinic Inc.
3585 Hwy. 441 N.
5% OFF on selected maintenance services
including tune-ups, oil services, etc.

Smith's Custom Computers
407 W. S. Park Street
10% off Sales & Service
(excluding Internet Service)

Porter's Dry Cleaners
1700S. Parrott Ave.
10% Discount

Tradewinds Flight School, Inc.
2982 Aviation Way
Fort Pierce
10% Flight Instruction, Air Craft Rental or Sight
Seeing Tours.
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Crazy Mary's Bent-n-Dent
928 W.S. Park Street
5% Off Purchase

JT's Guttering Systems
1677 S.W. 8TH ST.
5% Discount

Paula's Furniture
413 S.W. Park St.
10%. Discount

Nature's Pantry
417 W.S. Park St.
10% OFF all purchase

Unique Mirrors & Verticals
302 S.W. 2nd Ave.
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Pelham Nursery
4333 Hwy. 441 S.E.
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Ellotts Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St.
10% OFF on all purchases

Elliotts Quik Foto
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419 W.S. Park St.
10% OFF film processing

Lonnie Price Plumbing
4523 S.E. 30th St.
10% Discount on Hourly Labor

Big Lake Pressure Cleaning
1111 N.W. 3rd Street
10% OFF on all pressure cleaning and painting

McKenna's Appliance Repair
Mobile Service 357-1019
10% OFF first service call

Tropical Stained Glass
2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
5% OFF any merchandise

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3391 Hwy. 441 South
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at the Okeechobee issues forum at http://www.newszapforums
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would like and share your comments (but no personal attacks or pro-
fanities, please). You can also make a comment by calling our Speak
Out 24-hour opinion line at (863) 467-2033, fax (863) 763-5901 or send-
ing e-mail to You can also mail submis-
sions to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
ACCIDENT: I read the Speak Out from the woman whose son was
in an accident and she was upset that no one stopped to help. It is sad
that in this day and age people are afraid to stop. But as a woman, if I
am in the car by myself, I might be afraid to stop because you just don't
know what might happen. I would certainly call 911 on my cell phone
and report anything I saw. I don't know how the situation on U.S. 441
looked that night, as I don't drive that road, so I can't say how I would
have responded to that particular scene. But the drivers' safety pro-
grams tell you that if you are not sure what the situation is, you should
not stop, but to call for help.

HELPFUL PLUMBER: I called a plumber today and the owner
answered which was a surprise. After explaining what was wrong, he
told me what to try to save a service charge. It worked, he was so nice
and helpful he will be the only one I will call when I need to use a
plumber. I know you can't use his name. But I just want to thank him.

WATER FLOW: I think our county code board should take a drive
around the county and start citing those who are interrupting the natu-
ral flow of water. It is against the law to put a bunch of fill dirt on your
property and build it up so the water that naturally used to flow across
your land now backs up so that it floods your neighbor. There is a lot of
this going on and when we start having hard rains, it will be very evi-

UNCARING DRIVERS: In regard to the parent who complained that
no one stopped when her son was in an accident on a deserted high-
way early Monday morning, people these days just don't seem to care.
I was in an accident in broad daylight in the middle of the dayand
other drivers, just kept going. Apparently they didn't want to get
involved. They were witnesses, but didn't bother to stay and tell the
police what they saw. I was injured but was able to use my cell phone
to call for help. In this day and age, I would say all drivers should carry
a cell phone so they can call for help in an emergency. You can't count
on Good Samaritans to help you.

KEEP PUPPIES AT HOME: Somebody in Quail Woods has two little
brown and white puppies. One has a white spot down its face, the
other is solid brown and they are coming over here in our yard and eat-
ing table scraps we throw out for our own animals. They don't belong
to us, and I wish who ever owned them, would keep them home,
because we throw out chicken bones and pork bones, and any kinds
of bones that we have for our animals. We don't want these little pup-
pies eating these bones, so please try to keep them home.

TAKE DOWN THE SIGNS: There is a yard sale sign down on 16th
Street near Seminole Cove and another one at the end of it. Do we
have a code policy in town only for the junkyard man? People leave
signs up for three or four weeks and wait till a hurricane comes and
blows the sign away. Do they have to pay a littering penalty, cause that
is basically what it amounts too. Why can't they take these signs down
when they are through?

TRUCKERS: Regarding the response to sleepless days and sleep-
ness nights, leave the truckers alone, let them do what they have to do
in order to do their job. .

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Letter to the Editor

Immigration concerns
Here are a few points on the
subject of immigration that every
legal citizen should be aware of:
The current U.S. immigration
rate is higher than at any time
since the 1850's. Over one mil-
lion new immigrants come here
every year- far more than our
society, economy or environ-
ment can bear.
Over the first century of the
U.S. history we received about
two immigrants a day. Today, the
rate is two every minute.
Immigration is the leading
cause of American immigrant
population growth and under-
mines environmental protection
efforts nationwide.

. Providing medical care, immi-
grants costs U.S. taxpayers; more
then $20 billion annually, includ-
ing $3.7 billion in Medicaid bene-
fits for illegal immigrants.
An estimated 1.8 million
American workers are displaced
by immigration each year.
Any serious effort to improve
security in the United States must
include thorough screening of
visa applicants, better tracking of
foreign students, and tighter con-.
trol of our borders.
I hope this information will
make everyone realize that ille-
gal immigrants are costing legal
citizens many dollars,
Sincerely yours,
Vee Kleinfelder

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Looking Back ...
This photo from the Florida Photographic Archives shows a crowd gathered at a flood control celebration in Okee-
chobee. Do you have any old photos to share? Email them to or bring them by the newspa-
per office, 107 SW 17th Street, during regular office hours.

Upcoming Events

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, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting.
The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For
information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at-7 p.m. at thp 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 Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
Q'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting.from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-651-0 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 $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
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, con-
tact 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 information, 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 mem-
ber is welcome. For irinformalioq. contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
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. i
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another 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 tech-
niques 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 infor-
mation, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the month
to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at 323 N. Par-
rott 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.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a
pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic
Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-098@.

Community Events

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

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

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

VBS planned for July 17-21
Believer's Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., 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 patents 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,
SThenFirst Baptist Church is sponsoring a sports camp, July 17-20
from 6 until 830 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
Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties, Inc.
will meet Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 3 p.m. at Indian River Commu-
nity College, Room #J104.3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce.

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

Benefit for Denny Holerger scheduled
A barbecue benefit is scheduled for Denny Holerger. He has
been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. The benefit will be held
Saturday, July 22 from 10 am. until noon at the Okeechobee Christ-
ian Church, 3055 S.E. 18 Terrace. Dinners can be picked up or deliv--
ered. Jt is sponsored by David Hazelief, Pastor Mike and the Okee-
chobee 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 dis-
ease. 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
Christian Home School Athletic Association of Florida, will be the
featured speaker at the closing session Friday, July 28. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-0550.

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

Basinger Baptist Church plans VBS
The First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N., is 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 invited. For information, call (863) 763-0437.

Shared Services Network to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meet-
ing Tuesday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at the board room of the Okee-
chobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The
guest speaker will be Reba Folsom from My Aunt's House, and Val
Marone from Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition. For infor-
mation 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


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OHS will host
softball classes
The Okeechobee High School
softball field will be open from 5
until 8 p.m. every Thursday begin-
ning July 13 until the start of
school in August for free fast pitch
softball instruction.
This weekly instruction will be
provided to all interested athletes
ages 6-14 and will be taught by
O.H.S. head softball coach Kim
Hargraves and members of the
Lady Brahman varsity softball
For information, call Kim Har-
graves-at (863) 634-6322.
OHS to host
volleyball match
Okeechobee High School will
host an alumni volleyball match
at'Osceola Middle School, 825
S.W. 28th St., on Friday, July 28 at
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S Thematch will feature varsity
volleyball alumni from odd-num--
bered graduation years against
even numbered years.
If you would like to participate
in this event, or if you know some-
one who might be interested in
playing, contact head volleyball
coach George May at (863) 634-
Admission to the match is free.
The alumni match' willbe fol-
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exhibition and thh a'Midnight
Madness 4-on-4 tournament.
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Midnight madness
tourney is slated
The Okeechobee High School
volleyball team will host a 4-on-4
Midnight Madness Volleyball
Tournament beginning at mid-
night on Friday, July 28, at the
Osceola Middle School gymnasi-
um, 825 S.W. 28th St.
The tournament is open to
anyone ages 14 and up. This is a
co-ed tournament, but' teams
must keep a minimum of two
female players on the court at all
Entry fee is $100 in pledges or
donations per team, or $25 per
individual entry. Individual entries
will be assigned to a team.
Teams can expect to play 10
matches. There will be an A, B
and junior division as determined
by the number of entries. Matches
will be played simultaneously on
three courts. The tournament will
conclude at' 6 a.m. with an
awards ceremony and pancake
For information or to receive a
flyer and pledge sheet, contact
head volleyball coach George
May at (863) 634-5836.

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changes slate
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July and August.
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Seacoast Bank elects new member to the board

STUART Seacoast National
Bank is pleased to welcome H.
Gilbert Culbreth, Jr. to the board.
Culbreth was elected on April 1
in conjunction with Seacoast
National Bank's merger with Big
Lake National Bank in the
South/Central region of Florida
where he was director from
Culbreth, a native of Okee-
chobee is president and dealer of

Gilbert .
Chevrolet Co.,
Inc, a family
owned busi-
ness since
1933. In addi-
tion to manag-
ing the auto
Culbreth is a
licensed real
estate broker

-and operates Culbreth Realty. He
is president of three other family
owned ventures: Gilbert Oil,
Gilbert Golf Cars and Gilbert
Culbreth is an active commu-
nity member. His volunteer
appointments have included:
director, Big Lake National Bank;
director of the Florida Council on
Economic Education; member
of the Okeechobee County

Board of Realtors; Okeechobee
Economic Council; United Way
of Okeechobee; and, the Mason-
ic Lodge.
Culbreth attended IRCC and
Florida Southern College. He is a
graduate of the GM Dealer Acad-
emy. He is a veteran, having
served in the U.S. Navy, and has
been a private pilot for 40 years.
He and his wife Marie and their
'tWo children Christa Luna and

Bert Culbreth work for the family
The operating arm of Sea-
coast Banking Corporation of
Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF) Sea-
coast National Bank has 41
branches in Florida and approxi-
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Local savings bank to change ownership

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Some time next year the famil-
iar Harbor Federal sign on S. Par-
rott Avenue will probably be
replaced by the logo of National
City Corporation. However, that
will be the only visible change.
According to D. B. Wienke,
vice president of Harbor Federal,
the board of directors of both
organizations recently approved
the acquisition of Harbor Federal
by National City Corporation.
Now the proposed acquisition
must be submitted for state and
federal approval followed by a
vote of the Harbor Federal share-
Ms. Wienke stated that the

shareholders would vote in late
2006. She predicated that, given
the very attractive stock prices
offered by National City, the
acquisition would be approved
and conversion to the new organ-
ization should take place in early
However, there should be no
personnel changes,
"You will see the same people
in the same branch whether its
today or in the future," she said.
She called the acquisition "a
good thing" and noted that com-
mercial leasing and brokerage
would then be available.
"Parternering with National
City is the right thing for our cus-
tomers, employees and stock-
holders," said Michael J. Brown,

Sr. chairman 'and chief executive
officer of Harbor Federal Banc-
shares, Harbor Federal's holding
company, in a press release dated
July 11. "We have longstanding
ties to the Central East Coast of
Florida, and because local deci-
sion making is a central part of
National City's business model,
our connection with the commu-
nities will remind as strong as
"Harbor Federal is an extreme-
ly well-run institution with an
impressive track record, signifi-
cant market share, and excellent
prospects," said David A.
Daberko, chairman and chief
executive officer of National City
in the same press release. "We
look forward to partnering with

Harbor Federal's management
team to further expand the
branch network, broaden the
menu of products for customers,
and create value for National City
Harbor Federal is the fifth
largest publicly traded banking
institution based in Florida. Its'
headquarters is in Fort Pierce with
40 branches .including one in
This will be National City's first
retail banking presence in Florida.
However, National City has con-
ducted business in Florida for
many years, primarily providing
residential and commercial real
estate lending, commercial
finance and personal wealth

Seacoast board elects new director

The board ?f directors of Sea-
coast Banking Corporation of
Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF), a bank
holding company whose princi-
pal subsidiary is Seacoast Nation-
al Bank, announces the election
of Edwin E. Walpole, III, president
and owner of Walpole Inc., a
trucking transportation company
in Okeechobee, covering the
Southeastern U.S., to its ranks.
Walpole was elected to the board,
on June 19. He will serve a two-
year term as a class III director,
expiring May, 2008.
Walpole is the retired president.

of three other
Florida corpo-
rations, F Ft.
Drum Corpora-
tion, Walpole
Leasing and
Seminole Land
,and Cattle. He
is a 'member
and past presi- Edwin E.
-dent of the Walpole, Ill
Econonric Council; member and
past president, Florida Trucking
Association; member, American

Trucking Association; member
land board trustee, Murray State
University where he earned a
bachelor of science degree in,
agriculture. Walpole lives in Okee-
chobee with his wife Donna. They
have seven children..
The election, of Walpole to the
Seacoast Banking" Corporation
board follows the retirement of
Evans Crary, Jr. Crary was elected
to the board in 1983, the year the
'holding company was formed. His
service to the bank can be counted
back 46 years as he has served as a
director for Seacoast National

Bank since 1960.
Mr. Crary is a retired partner of.
.Crary, Buchanan, Bowdish, Bovie,
Beres, Elder & Thomas, Chartered
(Crary-Buchanan), a law firm
located in Stuart. Crary has prac-
ticed law in Stuart since 1952.
'Seacoast Banking Corporation
of Florida has approximately $2.5
billion in assets. It is. one of the
largest independent commercial
banking organizations in Florida,
with offices from Orlando to Palm
Beach, including some of the
wealthiest and fastest growing
areas of the nation.

Mental health counselor Community Events

opens new office locally
Cathy Barber, a licensed such as depression, anxiety, and
mental health- .. selfesteem. She -aisto-works'
counselor, is with codependency, substance
currently abuse, weight loss arndNea certi-
accepting fled hypnotist.
clients at her A resident of Okeechobee for
new location the past 25 years, Mrs. Barber
of 103 N.W. received her associate degree in
Fifth Street. iS psychology from Indian River
Mrs. Barber Community College; her bache-,
has worked lggg lor degree 'n psychology from
for the past Cathy the Florida Institute of Technol-
five years as a Barber ogy; her master degree in men-
therapist for ta health counseling from the
Martha's University of Sarasota; and, is
House; counseling victims of currently pursuing her doctor-
domestic violence and abuse. ate in counseling psychology at
She specializes in working with Argosy University.
women's issues and with For information, call 863-
teenagers; and, covers topics 447-1427.

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 b1y the Highlands, Glades and
Okeechobee Democratic Party. Local politicians will also be in atten-.
dance. 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
actiono. 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.
Refreshmenits will be served each night. For information, qall (863)

Christian Church hosting VBS

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 (863) 467-

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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, July 14,
through Thursday, July 20, are as
Theatre I -"Pirates of the
Caribbean" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9:40 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7:15 and
9:40 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:30,7:10.
Theatre II "You, Me, &
Dupree" (PG-13} Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Click"(PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2, 7
and 9 p.m.
Also playing at Theatre III
"Superman Returns" (PG-13) Fri-
day at 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day 4:15, Monday at 3 p.m. Tues-
day, 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.
For information, call (863) 763-


Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnancy
testing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confidential
pregnancy tests, peer counseling,
referrals for a free ultrasound, par-
enting classes, and abstinence edu-
cation. Operating hours are from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays,
and Thursdays. We are located at
1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from
the movie theatre. For information
or appointments call (863) 763-

Free parenting,
classes offered
Free six-week,parenting classes
for parents ofr oung children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the
Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505
S. Parrott Ave. Topics include disci-
pline a family affair, birth to eight
months infants, eight to eight-
een months the toddler, 18 to 36
months terrific twos, three year
olds, and uncommon sense. Each
week parents "earn" baby bucks to
purchase items for their baby at the
center's Baby Boutique. Childcare
is not provided; however, "infants in
carriers are welcome. For details,
call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-

American Red Cross
needs more volunteers,
The. American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of our
Disaster Action Team (DAT). DAT is
made up of a group of trained vol-
unteers who respond to local dis-
asters.'If you would like to give of
your time and talents to help local
citizens in time of disaster, please
call-Debbie Riddle or
the American Red Cross'Okee-
chobee branch at (863) 763-2488.

Red Road Academy
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to a
civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Karin Aldridge at
Red Road Academy, (863) 357-
5905. We are looking for volun-
teers to work a few hours a month
with committed youth.

Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is seek-
ing donations foi their next yard
sale. Hospice welcomes all clean
useable items and is currently
seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools, as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice at
(863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.

Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County Board
of Realtors is accepting entries for
their monthly property beautifica-
tion awards program. The property
does not have to be for sale and is
open to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Christy at
(863) 697-3149 or Lori Mixon at
(863) 763-0004.

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pink collar w/name "Lady",
since 7/3 in SW section.
Family dog, greatly missed. .
(863)467-5188 REWARD!!!
DOG, male cur, light gold
w/white on neck, chest &
feet neutered, bobtail.
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Job Information 225
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education needs of youth entering the camp, work to reinte-
grate program graduates into local school systems, and
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Bachelors degree in teaching. Masters preferred. Two years
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Eckerd Youth Alternatives seeks a Group Treatment Coordina-
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vide counseling, monitor and document treatment, formulate
intervention plans, and serve as liaison with community
agencies for the child. This is a documentation-oriented po-
sition serving youth age 10-17 years old. We offer competi-
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Bachelor's degree in human services field, two years experi-
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the'
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Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
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Child Care Needed410
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Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classl-
fieds and make your
clean un a breeze

Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat Work.
Call 863-467-4734


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins' Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer. Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipmentj
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps.'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
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
REFRIGERATOR- used,, yel-
low, stays cold, $60 or best
offer (863)532-9182
STACKABLE W/D- Frigidaire,
White, Like new. $375.
Duty, Frigidaire, stackable,
stainless tubs, exc cond.,
$350 firm (561)676-0427
$300 (863)763-3451
WASHER: Heavy Duty $75.

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

BEHR SEALANT Deck water-
proofing. 5 gallon, never
opened. Quantity(6) $480 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2032
PANELS- New, 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-50611
PAINT- (8) 5 gal containers,
Different colors, interior La-
tex, $525 for all will sell sep-
arate (863)697-2032

wood, Good condition. $25.
(863)675-3944 LaBelle

TODDLER BED- Little Tykes,
pink,white, blue, hdbd set up
like a house, $50

CRYSTAL, Waterford, stem-
ware, decanters, specialty
pieces, Alana pattern, $500.

Casual & Dressy. $300 for lot
or will sell separately.

(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best bfferl! 863-763-8943
glass top. $395

DESK, lots of storage space,
also extras, all for $175.
COMPUTER- Dell Dimension
4700, P4, 530 (3.0GHZ)
512MB/80GB, complete pkg
Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse.
Like new. $400.

COMFORTERS- for twin or
queen beds, variety of colors
& designs, $75 for all or will
sell'sep (863)467-8723

BED, Queen, plllowtop 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 .
BED, Single, adjustable, excel-
lent condition. $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.
CAPTAINS BED, twin size, for
kids, $250. (863)261-2409
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must 'see! $500
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.
glass. $100 (863)675-0600
hairs, China cabinet. Excel-
lent condition. $500.
Frames, 1 new & 1 used
$250. Will separate;
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
chair,' loveseat & 3 tables.
$150 (863)763-6591
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress not included,
excellent condition, $150
SLEEPER-SOFA, Queen size,
$125.239-822-5955 LaBelle
SMALL TABLE- good for sew
machine, wooden, w/ 3 side
drawers $75 (863)824-8749
SOFA, like new, $125.
LaBelle 239-822-5955

GOLF CART: 3 Wheel, Electric
w/charger. $600.
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
RIFLE AMMO- Win. 30 30
Reminton. 150/1 70 sftpt.
200 rounds boxed $70. Ask
4 Ross (863)983-8661
RIFLE- Nylon #66, Semi auto.
.22 cal. Collectable. $200. or
best offer. (863)467-9892

ly used. $600. or best offer.
condition. Asking $25. Call
leave message if no answer.

Pattern; Jolettina Adobe.
Length 5'5". Rt. & Lt panels &
sgl. $50/panel. 863-763-6216

NECK CHAIN: 18 kt., 20".
$700 or best offer.
863-634-9620O 'ef area

oper, four wheel base, charger,
-oitresi, instruction book,
$1000 (863)801-6149
WHEELCHAIR- Padded with
extra seat cushion. Excellent
condition. $225.

ARCADE GAMES;- (2), Miss
Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100/Both or pos-
sible trade. (863)357-2773
lb. $50 will sell separately.
(863)357-21130655 '"
Tanning Canopy. $300;

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

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
Lovable, great w/kids. $50.
863-634-1343 after 5pm.
COCKATIEL w/Cage & Stand.
$150 or best offer.
CURR PUPS Proven line
Shots, wormed. $150.
DOBERMAN, 2 years old,
black & tan, registered, fe-
male. $400 (863)763-1504
DONKEY- lyr old, male, $100
(561)644-5418 or
HUNTING DOG, Male, 4 mos.
old. $120 (863)673-1877
Champ Bloodline, parents on
premises, S/W/HC, $650

*~ea Notic

pieces plus gate. All for $315
will sep. (863)675-3054
Pkg deal. Beautiful Quarter
horse, 12 yr old Mare.
$2000. (863)357-1693
needs some work, tongue
pull, good floor. $500 or best
offer. (954)520-6707
15.3 hand, Not a beginner
horse. $1500.
(863)357-1945 Evenings
ROPING SADDLE- new, $550

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

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

Complete w/pump & new
water tank. $350 firm.

POOL, above ground, 16x3,
with accessories. $75

Dual Trax, Fits 14'-20', Excel-
lent condition. $300.

Type S woofers, in box with
V12 amp. $200.
T.RLR w/warr, 2 new JBL
spkrs 15" w/horn, 1 15" sub,
w/,built in amp, 1 QSC pow-
er amp w/complete rack, and
EQ graphic equalizers, 2 PV
Impulse Spkrs w/stand &
cases, New 32 channel-
Yamaha mixer w/warr, all
cables & access incid, New
Pro One 88 key Keyboard
w/road case w/ Aleses mini
verb effects. $8500 or best
*offer (239)872-2371
150 watts, charcoal/blk, ask-
ing $125 (863)697-8906

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

2hp, 20 gal., twin cyl., hose,
portable, 150psi. $75.00
GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate, 4000 watts, de-
pendable power, $250
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.
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with attachments, 4
HR wet/dry,. exc cond $20

sories. $550 or best offer.
by, with all attachments.
$300 will sell separately.

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

A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 8?0
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.,
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

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

SADDLE HORSE, 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.

Snapper, 21", works good,
freshly serviced, $75 firm
Hog, $500 excellent condi-
tion (863)697-3008
LAWN MOWER, Snapper,
16hp, runs good, $275
BUSHHOG, fair condition,
runs good, $4000 or best of-
fer. (863)697-3400
MOWER DECK, 42", came off
Yard King mower, $60.
OMC BOBCAT with bucket &
forks, fair cond., runs good,
$4000 or best offer.
STX 46. $500. (863)634-3280

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


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Tovwnhouses 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 -2 Br, 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
v dp(

BASSWOOD: 3 BR/2 Ba, 1 Car
Garage. Fresh Paint. Cathedral
ceilings. Very nice. Pets ok.
$1400 mo. 863-697-1465
BRAND NEW: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
w/garage. Convenient location.
$1200 mo. Lawrence Assc.
House for Lease, 3BR/2BA,
$1100 mo., 1st, last & se-
curity. References required,
No Pets, (863)763-6541
House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, 13
miles W. of Okeechobee on
Hwy. 70,.Horses welcome
$1300. mo. (863)634-3262
J&S Estates: 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba.,
1 block from Rim Canal. Clean
& Cozy. $850 mo., 1st, last &
sec. dep. (863)634-7622
KINGS BAY, 2BR/2BA, 1 car
Savage, CBS.home, W&D,
1100/mo. + 1st, last & sec.
OKEE., 2 Story, 3BR/2.5BA,
2 car garage, Blue Heron,
golf, waterfront. $15500.
Okeechobee House for Rent
3BR/2BA on Canal
$1,250/mo. & 1st, last & sec.
(863)763-2262 or 634-1000
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
Kings Bay. $1100/mo. Call
Rick (863)697-3096

access 1 block from down-
town. $980/mo. + 1st, last
& $500 sec. (863)763-4537
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461

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

Real Estate

Business Places
Property Sri "t 101
Condos/ -
Townhous ,-sle1oQt
Farms Sale 1t00
Houses Sale" 10o
Hunting. PropBtl 01.0
Investment 0'~ .
Property Se 1035
Land -Sale 10740
Lots Sale 1045
Open Housep 11050
Out of State -
Property Sale 10%5
Property Inspsfttonls60
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Spa. 10
Waterfront Pre10rty 050

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

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
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,000
check out
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1, on 2
lots, Beautiful no access Ca-
naj, lots of trees, currently
used as 2/1 w/apt that pays
mortgage. Was $129,500 RE-
DUCED to5$122,500 for quick
sale (863)532-9355.
car garage, open floor plan,
screened porch. $255,000.
(863)763-5605 or 447-1748
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
PALM CREEK: 3 Bdrm., 2%
Ba. w/2 car garage. Excellent
condition. $235,000.
Buy, direct lake access, sea
wall, 3/1, separate garage, A
steal at only $95Kll .

FOR SALE: 42 acres 1.5 mis.
from hwy. 70 off SR 710.
Approx. 26 ac. of creek & 16
ac. dry. $550K 772-215-4630

Mobile Ho me s Lot

MobHile Part 20f10
Mobile Homes -R^2016
Monmie tSalip

BASS BOAT, Pro Craft 1984
17/; 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, 17t., runs
great, wide boat, turn key
ready. $1600
PONTOON BOAT: 24 Ft w/115
hp engine, generator, lights
& many extra's, $4500.
SAIL BOAT- 23ft. w/traller.
, $1200 or best offer
(239)470-3701 LaBelle
SEA KAYAK, Touring Style,
Model Prijon Kodlak, 17 Ft.,
Good condition. $400.
Sea Kayak, Touring Style,
Northwest Pursuit, 17, exc.
cond., $600. (863)357-7406

Bus converted into RV, rebuilt
eng, runs great $1500 firm.
239-657-3387 or
In camper, fully contained,
like new, $2500
WINNEBAGO '85: 26 Ft.. Sips
8, Generator. Many cabinets.
good tread. Good cond. Low
miles. $7,000 (772)284-1194

for 15K ib trailer weight,
$295 (863)467-6696

BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs
great $700 (863)763-7609
Lke new, Fits 90hp. Hub kit
included, $70.
Mercury w/6 Ial tank. $350

King, 74k original, $5000 in
extras. Very nice. $15,000
HEAD 74.$3000Call for de-
tails. (239)357-6889 LaBelle

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to i" foro t a ori t

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No pets. 1 yearlease required.
$650/mo. + $1200 sec.
Pine Ridge Park, no pets,
$750 mo.,.. $500 sec.
1 BA, Fenced yard & garage.
$850 mo., 1st, last & sec.
dep. (863)634-7622
Mobil Home on the water
w/boat.dock. $800 mo. +
electric. (863)467-1530

1/5 acres on Kissemee River,
Highland County. $95,000.-
G.Coyle -Prudential Realty


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.I Pb ic Notice

aI Pulc o ice

HONDA CBR 600 1994:
$2000 or best offer.
bik./chrome, saddle bags,
wind shield, shift drive, liquid
cooled, 12.5k mi., clean,
40+mpg., $5,000
SUZUKI SV650, '06, barely
used, w/$300 worth of ac-
cessories, $4950.
WANTED: Motorcycle
Any Type. For parts.
Must have good front end.
**** 863-824-0801 ***

5HP GO CART Good condi-
tion, runs. $400.
GO CART- 2 seater, gas pow-
ered, runs good, $150
GO CART- Manco 6.5hp 2
sweater, new tires, runs great,
$850. (863)674-0539. La-
GO CART- Murray, 6.0 HP 1
seater, runims great, new rear
tires. $650. (863)674-0539
$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.
w/reverse. Runs great. $400

LEVELER HITCH, With vertical
height adjustment. $250


AaftomobfHls 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equmeant 4025
g a rs 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

showroom cond., fully load-
ed, metallic silver, gray int.,
$8000 neg. (863)675-9293
* 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
runs excellent. $1000
CHEVY CORSICA, '92- 4dr,
P/B, P/S, CD player. 6 cyl., No
AC. Good condition inside/out.

COUGARS- A pair, '87, 1 runs
good & 1 for parts. $300.
USED VEHICLE- to a Florida
Non-Profit. Pickup within 72
hrs (866)855-0902
$1500. (863)983-5357 ask
for Ed.
Mercury Marquis LS, '90,5.0,
V8, runs strong, auto, OD,
2nd owner, cold air,all pow-
er, $1800 (863)467-6805
OLDSMOBILE 98 1992, Good
condition. Needs work. $1500.
A/C, CD, May need new
strut, Runs great, $500. Firm
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $200. or best offer.
auto, runs good, great gas
mileage, $1800 or best offer
(863)697-3045 for details
The classileds are the
most successful sales-
person In town.

FORD BRONCO '93- 4x4,
$2500 or best offer, will con-
sider van in trade
FORD F350 LARIAT '03, Crew
cab, dual alloy wheels, power
stroke diesel, auto., cruise,
loaded, only 34k. $27,'900 or
best offer. (863)467-6960-
JEEP CHEROKEE 1986, 4x4,
Runs good. Nice interior.
$900. or best offer.



New & Used

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
F250 w/tool body & lift tail,
gate, 351 Cleveland, $500
neg (863)675-7321

Wrangler to V8 Chevy en-
gine. Headers, Adaptor
plates $250. (863)674-0898
Set (4), fits Trallblazers/En-
voys. $1000.863-634-5888
COIL SPRINGS- 3, For Dodge
3/4 TON '2004 & up. $150.
or will. separate.
RIMS & TIRES, 20", off of a
Dodge 1500, .$1500.

damage in front, good mo-
tor, new tires & trans axle
$200 (863)697-3008
REAR SEAT- Jeep Wrangler,
$100. (863)674-0898
RIMS- (4) 16X7 Dodge Ram
PU Rims, semi metallic silver
w/clear coat, fits 96-01.
$250 neg. (863)697-8906
RIMS-(4) 20", Dodge, tires &
wheels, $700 or best offer
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
TIRES- 5, 4 with 8 lug rims,
Goodyear Wrangler
36x12.50x16.5LT. Near new.
$225. (863)357-8788 .
berglass, Firs '01 03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $450
neg. (863)697-0328
TRUCK TIRES- 20", Mounted
Dayton or.Budd wheels. 8
1/4 to 1200.$100 or best of-
fer. (863)675-1862
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467

FORD FO10 1974, 2 wd. $350
(863)675-4697 LaBelle
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful peoplol

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
Cab. 95K mis. Very good
condition. Asking $2500 or
best offer. (863)697-0000
Shop here first
The classlfled ads

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

TRAILER, used for motorcy-
cle, $400 (863)673-6295
lent condition. $1000. or
best offer. (863)675-6568

CHEVY CONV VAN '92- 4.3V6,
nice van, $900-
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8,
sofa bed, tow pkg., 178k
miles, $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure.Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-

GMC VAN '91- 3/4 ton, has
some rust, runs & drives
great, real strong work van
800 neg. (863)763-4149

Public Notices
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 28th day of July 2006
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Yin's as follows:
1987 Black Homemade
Goose Neck Trailer
1988 Binlue Olds Cutlass Clera
1993 Green Mercury Villager
2003 Black Land Rover Range Rover
1993 Silver Lincoln Town Car
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid, All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
bils will be sold In "AS IS" with no
148744 ON 7/11/06
Awesome Self Storage, 6489 US 441 SE,
Okeechobee, FL 34974 will dispose of
stored items on July 29,2006:
Owners Un
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To the owners and all persons interested In the lands corporate and other property in
and adjacent to the Coquina Water Control District (awa Coquina Water Manage-
ment District).
You are hereby notified that the Coquina Water Control District (the "District') has
filed in the office of the Secretary of the District a Jlesolution to consider approval
of a proposed Firs t e to the Districts Water Control Plan, which pro-
posed First Amendment will allow the District to provide certain additional public
services and Infrastructure improvements consisting primarily of the following:
1. Roadways within the District may be surveyed and Improved for location, mainte-
nance and safety purposes by means of expansion, provision of shellrock or pav-
ing in order to enhance the District's access to its water control structures,
culverts, systems and ditches. These roadways include approximately thirty-three
33) miles of roads classified as "primary" and approximately one hundred and
forty (140) miles of secondary roadways.
2. 18" or 24" corrugated high-density polyethylene pipes may be installed at ap-
proximately one hundred eighty-eight (188) locations. The Installations may be
done In phases so that after completion of a phase, the process can be evaluated
before the next phase Is Implemented.
3. Approximately one hundred forty (140) culvert (18" diameter & 30' long) cross-
ings along the main north-south drainage canals within the District may receive
repair and/or replacement.
4. A survey (horzoontal & vertical control) will be made of approximately 22 miles ol
the major north-south canals within the CDistrhict.
5. The acquisition of a sufficient supply of shellrock, whether by purchase of.the
shellrock material or the real property within which the shellrock is located, to be
used for the maintenance and improvement of access roads within the District to
improve the Distdicts unobstructed and reliable access to its water control sys-
tems, structures, works and facilities.
Written objections to the proposed First Amendment may be filed at the Districts
registered office located at 306 NW 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at or
before the District's scheduled meeting which is going to be held at the Adminis-
Iration Annex Building, Okeedhobee County Extension Office, Conference Room,
458 Highway 98 N, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 9:00A:M. on August 16,2006.
The Public Hearing on the proposed First Amendment will be conducted during
said meeting and written objections, If any, will be considered at that time. At the
conclusion of the Public Hearing, the Districts Board of Supervisors may deter-
mine to proceed with'the process for approval of the proposed First Amendment
and direct the Districts Engineer to prepare an Engineers Report Identifying any
real propertyto be taken, assessing benefits and damages and estimating the
cost of implementing the improvements and acsvities associated with the pro-
posed First Amendment. A final hearing on approval of the proposed First
Amendment and the Engineer's Report shall be duly noticed and subsequently
held at a regularly scheduled District Board of Supervisors meeting within 60 days
after the filing of the Engineer's Report withthe th Secretary ofthe Distric
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, forsuch purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a ver-
afirm record of the proceedings made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the.appeal Is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation or an interpreter to, participate in this proceeding should contact
the Districts offices by calling the District at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to
the date ofthe meeting.
Chairman, Board of Supervisors
148633 0N,7/17,24,31/06 Coquina Water Contol District

Community Events

School supplies drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annual
school supplies drive for the needy children of Okeechobee 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)

River meeting planned
Kissimmee River Valley Public Use & Recreation meeting will be
held Saturda%, August 5, 10 a.m. until noon at the Basinger Communi-
ty 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 recreation.
Learn about the Kissimmee River Restoration Project and the recre-
ational opportunities available for you on SFWMD lands. For more
information contact Jeff McLemore at 1-800-250-4200, extension

Foster grandparents help students
The Area Agenct on Aging is looking for seniors who would like to
work with local school children as foster grandparents. Foster grand-
parents are volunteers over the age of 60, who work one-oh-one with
students in a classroom setting, helping children improve in school.
The program is sponsored by the Area Agency on'Aging. Foster grand-
parents receive a tax-free stipend and mileage reimbursement.'They
also receive lunch at the school. Anyone interested in learning more
about the program is invited to attend the volunteers meeting and
lunch on August 16, at 10 a.m. at the Red Cross Building on Parrott
Avenue. For more information, contact Lynn Vidulich at the Area
Agency on Aging, 1-800-773-1895.

Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade arid 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.

ACS walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Can-
cer committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping
with the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year, which
is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a. cancer survivor or
would like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie Mullins at
1.863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.

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

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

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

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

Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations

for the benefit are not tax deductible.- For information, contact the
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the
fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.

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

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts.and crafts for seniors
at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
gospel music every Wednesday at I 1:30 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, con-
tact 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 edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on
brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical information.
Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments
will.go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863)
763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-
2487; 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 thercadets. 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 Emer-
gency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

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

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

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Martha's House collecting cell phones

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

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers

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

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a rnon-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 class-
es and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4
p.m. on Tuesdays arid Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m.
on Tuesday. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set an
appointment for a free'pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered

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

Library hosts computer classes

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

Center offers service to children

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

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