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Northeast got a break Wednes-
day from the heat wave sizzling
much of the nation, but else-
where temperatures climbed
back up through the 90s and
topped 100 degrees in some
cities by noon.
The soaring heat had been
blamed for 12 deaths, from
South Dakota, where a hiker
collapsed, to Pennsylvania, -
where a man with cerebral
palsy died after apparently
being left in a sweltering van.
Readings were forecast to
top 100 in Plains states such as
Arkansas and Nebraska each
day through the end of the
week. Shortly after noon, the
temperature in Oklahoma City
was already 101 degrees and
Stillwater hit 102, the National
Weather Service said.
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IRCC fall classes
Registration for the fall
semester has begun at Indian
River Community College
(IRCC). Early registration is rec-
ommended for convenience
and the best selection of class-
es. The fall semester will begin
on Wednesday, Aug. 23.
IRCC offers more than 100
degree programs for transfer to
senior universities, career train-
ing, and personal enrichment.
Associate in Arts programs give
students a firm foundation for
upper-level studies, while Asso-
ciate in Science and Associate
in Applied Science programs
provide career training.

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Council denies LDR change

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
After a lengthy debate, the
Okeechobee City Council by a 3-2
vote denied a contractor's request
to change its future land use map
so that he could build single-story
apartments to rent.
In other action at the council's
meeting Tuesday evening, they
tabled any further action concern-
ing the Hamrick Trust in regard to
the use of Flagler Park and gave
the go-ahead to a new tire store to

be located on State Road 70 E.
Although the council agreed
that affordable housing is sorely
needed in Okeechobee, they.
denied the request of contractor
Daniel Creech to change the city's,
Land Development Regulations
(LDRs) and current zoning for the
area in question from single family
to multi-family.
Mr. Creech was seeking the
change in order to build triplexes
on property between Northwest
Fifth and Sixth streets and North-
west Ninth and 10th avenues.

The two-bedroom, two-bath,
apartments would be of concrete
block construction and would
rent for $800 to $1,000 per month,
he told council members. The
apartments, he said, would be
around 1,000 square feet each.
The major sticking point was
the site where Mr. Creech pro-
posed to build the apartments,
which is in the middle of the block
with single family homes already
surrounding the site.
"If it was on one side or the
other ... you could justify it," said

Councilman Dowling Watford.
"It's really tough to do in the mid-
dle of the block really, really
He went on to say that if the
area was vacant land, it would
then be a different matter.
"I agree it would blend in and
be a nice development. The prob-
lem is, you've set a precedent (if
the change was passed)," said
Councilman Watford. "It's just
tough to.justify."
Mr. Creech told the board that
each apartment would have at

least two parking spaces, which
could be increased to three if
needed. Also, he said his company
would see to it the area was land-
scaped and maintained.
By maintaining ownership of
the triplexes, Mr. Creech indicated
he could guarantee that they
would be well maintained and
would "... bring the neighbor-
hood up."
Since the area is already zoned
See Council Page 2

,C 'e',reI.i. :a, Helen Chason
Youths participate in the Artic Ice Adventure held at Believers Fellowship Church this
week. The Artic Ice adventure is a cool treat from the outside Florida temperature. The
children enjoy arts and crafts, Bible study, refreshments, and recreation. Children tak-
ing a cool break are (pictured in no particular order) Roxanne Tingle, Cheyenne Lusk,
Billie Levitt, Ashley Wester, Monica Yates, Devonte Montoya, Tameko Hornick, Codi
Town, and Vance Wilkerson.

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee news
At their monthly meeting
Tuesday, July 18, the Okee-
chobee County Code Enforce-
ment Board imposed a fine in
one instance and reduced a fine
in another.
The two fine reductions pre-
viously requested by Aline Nor-
man were not heard.
The cases of Juana and
Rudolfo Uncein, Kenneth and
Theresa Collins and AJ Petrole-
um were found by code enforce-
ment officers to be in compli-
ance and were not heard.
Monica Steed and Joseph
Manielo were found to be in
,i',_,i'i.,:,'_,iric>i because they
did ii ,obairi a building'permit'
for their Viking property. If the
property is not in compliance by
Aug. 13, they could be fined $50
a day for every day of noncom-

The board gave John and
Dorothy McKinney until Aug. 13
to secure the proper permit for
the room addition on their S.E.
57th Drive property or face a fine
of $50 a day.
Amy T. and Carl-Matuashek
had been cited for not having a
swimming pool enclosure on
their N.W 23rd Avenue. property.
Mr. Mataushek stated that he
had rebuilt the storm-damaged
enclosure. After Code Enforce-
ment Office Blanca Saucedo
stated that the enclosure was
constructed to county standards,
the property was found to be in
compliance. However, Mr.
Mataushek was instructed to
obtain a building permit or face
a citation for construction with-
out a permit.
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Vacation Bible School students enjoy the ice alley relay being held at the Believers Fel-
lowship Church, Artic Ice Adventure on Tuesday evening. The event is being held this
week from 6 until 8 p.m. Other activities include, arts and crafts, refreshments, Bible
study, and song fellowship.

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Gracie Miller, 4, is one of the youths in the ice alley relay
at the Believers Fellowship Church on going this week.
About 25 students are attending the Artic Ice Adventure
that is being held from 6 until 8 p.m.

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single family, Mr. Creech was asked
why he couldn't simply build
homes on the site instead of apart-
ments. "
"Because, we'd lose control
over it," he replied, meaning once
the homes were sold maintenance
and upkeep would then be the-
responsibility of the homeowner.
Mayor Jim Kirk suggested that
maybe getting the approval of
homeowners in the area would be
a solution to the problem. But, city
attorney John Cook disagreed.
"Good policy can't be accom-
plished by a neighborhood vote,"
said Mr. Cook.
Mr. Creech also offered to put
up fences if the council wanted a
buffer between the apartments
and single family homes.
Still, that wasn't enough to gain
the.council's approval.
While council members Lydia
Williams and Noel Chandler voted
for the change, fellow councilmen
Lowry Markham and Mr. Watford
voted against the measure. Mayor
Kirk broke the tie by voting against
the proposed changes.
Moving on, the council decided
to table any action in regard to the
Hamrick Trust and use of Flagler
Park by different groups.
The Hamrick Trust, which
owns the property in downtown
Okeechobee known as Flagler
Park, has indicated concern over
the, use of the park by for-profit
organizations and that the park

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wasn't being used as set forth by
R.E. 'Colonel' Hamrick.
However, discussions between
the city and David Hamrick, Col.
Hamrick's son and an administra-
tor of the trust, over the use of the
park have continued.
Those talks came about- after
the council voted 3-1 to allow Main
Street to hold its open-air market in
the park even though some of the
vendors are for-profit businesses.
Main Street officials have said since
they are non-profit, all those taking
part in the market would come
under their umbrella.
But, Mr. Hamrick and other trust:
administrators disagree.
Mayor Kirk said his meetings
with trust administrators have
been amicable.
City Administrator Brian White-
hall told the council that he was a
"little confused" about what the
city wanted him to do about annu-
al festivals and Main Street wanting
to use Flagler Park.
"I will make the assumption
that, administratively, they .have
been approved to use the park," he
told the council.
At that point, the mayor said he
felt that things should go on as they
have in the past.
"It's my recommendation- that
we proceed. If the trust has any
issues that need to be addressed,
we'll address them," he said.
He added that he could meet,
with trust administrators if. they
have any issues'concerning use of.
the park.
,Although parking plans for a
new proposed Firestone Tire Store
on State Road 70 E. do not con-

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form with city LDRs, the council lar businesses in Okeechobee at
voted 4-1 to grant the new business their peak time, Mayor Kirk said he
a reduction in parking. Council- felt a study would indicate that
man Watford was the lone dissent- there is adequate parking for the
ing vote. new store.
The store will be located at 415 In other business, the council:
N.E. Park St., next door to McDon- unanimously approved the
ald's Restaurant. The council's of just over usly acres in the
approval was contingent on them sale of just over acres in the
receiving a letter from the restau- city's Commerce Center to TRC
rant that five of its parking spaces nve en
would be available for use by the unanimously approved the
tire store. sale of property in the Commerce
"This is going to come back to Center to Holmes Cabinets;
haunt you," cautioned Council- unanimously set a public
man Watford to his fellow council hearing date of Aug. 15 in regard to
members. a request to close an alley that
Current,city LDRs require that would allow Elbert Batton to add
the 1,700-square-foot building onto his office;
have 54 parking spaces. However, unanimously approved the
there are only 19 spaces available, request by the First Baptist Church
which is why Rickey Farrell, who is to temporarily re-route traffic
putting in the store, was seeking around Southwest Third Street,
the reduction. Sixth Avenue and Fourth Street for
Tom Elmore, who spoke to the drop-off and pick-up times during
council on behalf of Mr. Farrell, said. a sport camp that began July 17
at one time there were three differ- and will end July 20;
ent businesses at the site and there 'unanimously approved the
was still plenty of parking. .temporary street closing applica-
"Plus, a tire store doesn't create tion by the Okeechobee County
a lot of traffic," he told the council. Chamber of Commerce for the
Mr. Farrell told the council his Labor Day Festival and the Christ-
Firestone store in Port St. Lucie is mas Parade;
10,000 square feet and the parking gave tentative approval to set
lot is used by two other businesses, the city village rate for 2006-07 at
yet there are only 22 parking7.1899
spaces available. 7.1899;
"We have the ability to reduce unanimously approved the
the parking spaces with a parking holding of a budget workshop on
study," said Councilman Watford. Sept. 6, and set Sept. 19 and Sept.
"I think we should want a parking 26 for budget hearings; and,
study because you know for a fact unanimously approved
that this is going to come up rescheduling the council's Tues-
again." day, Sept. 5, meeting until Wednes-
Taking into consideration simi- day, Sept. 6.

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Opening of Butterfly Haven planned
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, with children under the age of 12
admitted free. The admission price includes 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. 30th Terrace.
For information, call (863) 763-4630 or go to
Foley's aide plans local hours
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker, aide to U.S. Representative Mark
Foley (R-i6th Dist.) will hold office hours in room 106 of the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W Second St., on Thursday, July
Ms. Decker will'be available from 9 until 11 a.m. She can also be
reached during these hours by calling (863) 763-6441.

Agri-civic center open for riding
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center,
4200 S.R. 70 E., is open for recreational riding the first and third Tues-
days of each month.

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obtain a building permit by Aug. 13
for construction on the company's
S.R. 70 W. property, they could face
a fine of $250 a day.
Code Enforcement Officer Gina
Gehring told the board that the
Okeechobee County Senior Ser-
vices is trying to get help for Elsie
Pike to clean up her Treasure
Island property. Therefore, the
board tabled the case until the
August meeting.
Despite a plea for more time
from attorney Colin Cameron, the
board imposed a fine of $25 a da\
for every day Melba Franklin has arn
unpermitted 1981 mobile home on
her Whispering Pines property. Mr.
Cameron said that Mrs. Franklin
did not yet have title to the proper-
ty. He expected her to receive title
soon due to court action. Calling
the situation a catch 22, he said she
couldn't apply for the permit until
she has ownership of the property.
Because David Feltenberger
had made considerable progress in
cleaning up his N.W 43rd Avenue
property, his case was tabled until
the August meeting.
The board also tabled until next
month the case of Ruth Powell
after Code Enforcement Officer
Beth Albert stated that Mrs. Powell
had obtained a demolition permit
and the demolition of her derelict
mobile home was almost complet-

.. Code Enforcement Officer
0 Albert also told the board that
" ^ Dorothy Bulger has obtained a
demolition permit and was trying
to get a contractor to demolish the
derelict mobile home on her N.E.
29th Terrace property. She added
" that Mrs. Bulger had cleaned up the
ON property and needed more time.
"W "- The board voted to table the case
until next month.
S Turning to fine impositions, the
board fined John Fulks $100 a day
for having a derelict vehicle on his
* -" Treasure Island property.
S Larry Gabor appeared before
the board to request a reduction of
the $13,815 fine accrued by the
Treasure Island property owned by
S- his son Scott and Sonya Corbett.
-- The $45-a-day fine was imposed
on July 20, 2005, and ran for 307
Says until May22,2006.
Mr. Gabor stated that the prop-
erty had been cleaned up by March
0 11, 2005. At that time, he said the
debris from the property and dem-
olition of a derelict mobile home
- had been piled into a dumpster on
- .- the property. Through a misunder-
-" standing that was no fault of the
property owners, the debris was
dumped out onto the property. It
took some time for the owners to
- cleanit upagain.
The board agreed to reduce the
- fine to $11,115, the amount of the
W fine on March 11. The owners
&- were given 30 days to pay the
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Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Taylor
Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.S.
441 S.E.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful
not to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and
Everglades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and
will be even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an
outboard motor.

Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
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 prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of con-
cern to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, July 20, 2006

School food service serves quality meals

By Michelle Perkins
Food Service Supervisor
The members of the Food Ser-
vice Department for Okeechobee
County Schools would like to
extend a warm welcome to all
students who are new to Okee-
chobee and those who are return-
ing for the 2007-07 school year.
We wish each of you a very suc-
cessful school year.
As a part of the District mission
of "Achieving Excellence", the
mission of the Okeechobee
County School Food Service
Department is "Serving Excel-
lence". Our staff is committed to
provide efficient and effective
food service program which pro-
vides all students with nutritious,
high quality meals that will
enhance their ability to learn and
* be successful in school.
Over 6,500 meals are served to
students daily. All entrees are
baked, not fried, and French fries
and potato rounds are also baked.
Vegetables are steamed and fruit
is either fresh or canned in natural
juice. All of the juices served con-


FORT PIERCE Registration
for the fall semester has begun at
Indian River Community College
Early registration is recom-
mended for convenience and
the best selection of classes. The
fall semester will begin on
Wednesday, Aug. 23.
IRCC offers more than 100
,degree programs for transfer to
senior universities, career train-
Sing, and personal enrichment.
Associate in Arts programs give
students a firm foundation for
upper-level studies, while Asso-
ciate in Science and Associate in
Applied Science programs pro-
vidde career training.
In addition to traditional
courses, IRCC'will offer over 100
Internet courses, which offer the
flexibility'of doing class work at
the times that are most conven-

tain 100% fruit juice. Milk choices
consist of three flavor choices of
low fat (1%) milk-plain white,
strawberry flavored or chocolate
flavored milk.
School lunch meals consist of
food items that are called "com-
1) Bread/ Grains (includes
such items as buns, rolls, tortilla
wraps, crackers, rice or pasta)
2) Meat/Meat alternate ,(prod-
ucts used include beef, chicken,
turkey, cooked eggs, cheese,
peanut or other nut butters or
dried beans, such as black beans
or vegetarian beans used for
preparing baked beans)
3 & 4)Any two (2) fruits or veg-
5) Fluid Milk, offered in a vari-
ety of flavors
Students may. select from at
two to three main entr6e items
each day. In addition, to the main
entr6e they may choose one
bread item (the bread is often a
part of the entr6e such as a ham-
burger on bun), a selection of any
two fruits or vegetables and milk.
Students are not required to take

all five items. USDA provides an
option that permits students to
refuse up' to two items, but
require that children select a mini-
mum of three items. This option
is called "Offer vs. Serve" and is in
place to encourage students to
select food items that they will
consume, thereby assuring that
students receive sufficient nutri-
ent consumption while reducing
food waste.
Since the first few days of
school are very busy in the morn-
ing, breakfast will not be served'
the first three days of the new
school year. This will allow for the
movement of students and par-
ents within the building as new
students familiarize themselves
with the layout of the school and
to give sufficient time for students
to find their classrooms.
After the first three days of
school, breakfast will be offered n
every school ,as usual. Each
breakfast meal meets USDA
requirements and consists of one
serving (1/2 half cup) of fruit
juice, eight ounces of meal, and
either two servings of

breads/cereals OR one serving of
bread/cereal and one ounce of a
protein item. Research studies on
the learning habits of children
have shown that students who eat
breakfast display greater success
in school and achieve higher
scores in both math and reading,
with improved classroom behav-
ior, reduced absences and
increased attentiveness in class.
To ensure accurate accounta-
bility and posting of school meal
funds to students' meal accounts,
parents are encouraged to make
use of pre-payment envelopes.
See your school's food service
manager for additional informa-
Our school food service staff is
committed to health and nutri-
tional well-being of the students
in. Okeechobee County. All stu-
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tional information.
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Education briefs

Ornament sales benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edition
2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass and
includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each orna-
ment is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to the
ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay Carl-
ton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis,
(863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.
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)


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Hospice of Okeechobee announces winner

Congratulations Mary Lou
Woodham., She is, the proud.
owner of a 2006, 20 foot Shear-
water boat complete with engine
and, aluminum trailer. Mrs.
Woodham's ticket was pulled by
WOKC's Billy Dean in the draw-
ing held. by Hospice of Okee-
"' chobee.: Mrs. Woodliam has
been a, supporter, of Hospice of'
Okeechobee since they cared for
her brother many years ago. She
purchased a ticket as a way of
thanking the agency that she
holds dear to her heart. Mrs.
Woodham stated, "The people at
hospice do great work and I am
truly thankful for the love and
support they gave to my family in
our time of need."
Lakeshore Marine's Steve
Brantley, who also serves as a
Hospice of Okeechobee volun-
teer, shared they "provided the
boat to show his appreciation to
"the agency." Mr. Brantley and his.
family are grateful for the excel-
lent care received from Hospice
of Okeechobee when they used
hospice services for his grandfa-

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Mary Lou Woodham (left) receiving the keys to her new boat
from Steve Brantley of Lakeshore Marine.

Hospice of Okeechobee
would like to thank everyone
who participated in this fund
raising venture. Your love and

support is truly appreciated. Pro-
ceeds of the event will pay for
eighty-seven days of care in The
Hamrick Home for a patient
without insurance.

people attended the state's
unclaimed property auction Sat-
urday in Jacksonville and raised
more than $616,000 for Florida's
public school children. Tom Gal-
lagher, Florida's chief financial
officer, said he was especially
pleased that most of those who
attended were "first timers."
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learning about the unclaimed
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said. "We set a new record last fis-'
cal year by returning more than
$100 million worth of cash and
property to owners and heirs
from nearly 227,000 accounts,
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than $1.5 billion to the state's
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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
BLOOD DONOR: This is to all the donors who try and can't give
blood because their veins are too small. I called about this I have
tried the last three times and couldn't give because my veins are too
small and the blood clots sometimes before they can get enough. I
called and ask if they could get smaller needles. The hospitals and
doctors use smaller needles, or maybe their trained phlebotomist
does a better job I really don't know. However, they told me they
couldn't. I tried. I do have a rare blood.

GOOD SAMARITANS: My name is Mary and I would like to give
special thanks you to a few good Samaritans of Okeechobee. Last
Wednesday, I was returning to Okeechobee from Indiantown and
my jeep broke down. I found out that I had to replace a fuel pump.
While I waited for the tow truck, a couple from Okeechobee saw
me, turned around and immediately sought to help me. Even
though we could not get my jeep to start, they asked if I would be
OK until the tow truck came. I said yes, but really meant no. I was
scared to stay by myself. The lady saw the expression on my face.
Her husband said he worked for the fire department in Okee-
chobee. I was very relieved that they waited for me until the tow
truck came, and towed my jeep back. I just wanted people to know
'that there are good Samaritans in Okeechobee. Thank each and
every one of you.

ACCIDENT: This is about the accident on U.S. 441: some people
are afraid to stop and assist because they do not want to be sued. In
other places it is against the law to drive past an accident and not
stop to help. This should be taken up with the county and that way
the.county can make a law that if you see an accident, you can stop
and assist.

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Letter to the Editor

Listen to all
points of view
It is interesting how people
will only read into something
what they want to get out of it.
SApparently my point was missed
by a few folks. I am sorry I did
not make it clear enough.
The whole reason for my let-
ter to the editor on July 5t was to
use my beliefs on certain issues
to show that one must not make
judgments about one's religious
faith based on their stand on
political issues. I was not trying
to convince anyone that my
opinions are only right and
proper. I was simply demon-
strating that Christians should
not be politically pigeon-holed.
Several comments were also
made about the Taliban. It is an
extreme Islamic group that
wants nothing more than to cre-
ate a country that harshly
imposes the Taliban's interpre-

station of the Koran to laws and
governance. The Taliban stands
in direct opposition to my posi-
tion on religion and politics. I
would oppose any Christian
group that would attempt to do
the same thing.
If the Bible is your guide
when it comes to political posi-
tioning, don't assume that
everyone else will draw- the
same conclusions. Our abun-
dance of Christian denomina -
tions easily underscores this
Shape your political stand-
ings by listening "to all points of
view. Listen to liberal talk radio'
after Rush Limbaugh's show.
Watch some Fox News and,
CNN. Read the newspapers and
online publications. Stay
informed, stay opinionated and
come to your own conclusions.

Quenten Pritchard

Community Events

School supplies drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annual
school supplies drive for the needy children of Okeechobee Coun-
ty. Items will be collected until Aug. 12. Proof of eligibility is need-
ed 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.

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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Upcoming Events

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 Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet 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 Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-526"1.
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 fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanisand the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923,
for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202. .
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon. Representatives will be atthe One Stop Center, 123 S.W.
Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic, Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers,
and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee,
and Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is
from 2 until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve
.your place in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is avail-
able for your loved one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Liv-
/ing'/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information about
respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers'to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.

Narcotics Anonymous meets,each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what
we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday. from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at, the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E Lakeview and Cenler Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978
or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held
on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405
U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at noon.
Women should bring business cards and information to promote.their
business. The meeting provides networking opportunities for women
Sin business and is open to the public. No membership is required. For
information, contact Robin Delgado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at
Nar-anonHelps the family of the .drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether br not he or she has'
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
.Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.,
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., and leaves for ride at 8
a.m., weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week or
any questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly
Stewart at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.

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

Community Events

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 wel-
come. Refreshments will be served each night. For information,
call (863) 763-4477.

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) 467-0070.
Guardian ad Litem training slated
Guardian ad Litem training for volunteers will'be held Monday,
July 31, and on Aug. 2, 3, 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Saint
Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 California Blvd., in Port St. Lucie.
Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who advocate for the best inter-

est of abused abandoned and neglected children in court. Volun-
teers 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 obser-
vation and independent study. For information, call (772) 785-5804.

Foster grandparents are sought
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 to help 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 Aug...16 at 10 a.m. at the American
Red Cross Okeechobee Branch, 323 N. Parrott Ave. For informa-
tion, contact Lynn Vidulich at 800-773-1895.

Community Events

Substance abuse committee to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition Committee
Outreach/Training Committee will meet Thursday, July 20,
from 10 until 11 a.m. at the 1600 S.W Second Ave. For informa-
tion call (863) 462-500, ext. 273; or, Val Marone at (863) 462-

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, at 3 p.m. at Indian River Com-
munity 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'.

Church plans rummage sale
The Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., will hold
a rummage sale Saturday, July 22, starting at 8 a.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-9352..

Benefit for Denny Holerger scheduled
A barbecue benefit for Denny Holerger will be held Satur-
day, July 22, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Okeechobee Christ-
ian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. He has been diagnosed
with Lou Gehrig's disease. Dinners can be picked up or deliv-
ered. The event is being sponsored by David Hazellief, 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 will be used for medical treatment.

Summer Camp continuing
Summer Cmrrip is back at Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park
for grades two through five July 23-27. Call Pam at (863) 634-
9280 or (863) 453-3627, for information.

Cornerstone Baptist Church plans VBS
Cornerstone Baptist Church, 18387 U.S. 441 N., will hold its
vacation Bible school July 24-28 from 6 until 8 p.m. Ages from
kindergarten through middle school are encouraged to attend.
This year's theme will be Artic Edge. For information, call (863)

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 Trea-
sure Island. Coach Rick Andreassen, founder and athletic direc-
tor of the Christian Home School Athletic Association of Flori-
da, will be the featured speaker at the closing session Friday,
July 28. For information, call (863) 763-0550.

Fountain of Life plans VB S
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 24-28 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
meeting Tuesday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at the board room of the
Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second
Ave. The guest speaker will be Reba Folsom from My Aunt's
House, and Val Marone from Okeechobee Substance Abuse
.Coalition. For information call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Main/Street Mixer slated
The Main. Street Mixer will be held at Absolutely Art Gallery,
401 S.W. Park St., and Leslie's Dance Studio on Tuesday, July
25, from 5 until 7 p.m. Both businesses will be participating in
the mixer. Some of the students from the dance studio will per-
form for the guests. Refreshments will be served. The mixer is
open to both members and the general public.

Seminole Elementary SAC to meet
The Seminole Elementary School advisory council will meet
Wednesday, July 26, at 9 a.m. in the media center, 2690 N.W.
42nd Ave. The public is invited.
La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del
Consejo Consultivo para la escuela, miercoles, el 26 de Julio, a
las 9 a.m., van a juntar en el bibiloteca. Todo el public estan
envitados de assitir.

Group accepting housing applications
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County, is taking appli-
cations. If your family is in need of decent, affordable housing
now is the time to apply for a Habitat for Humanity house. An
orientation and application meeting will be held on Saturday,
July 29, at 1 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Insurance office at 401 N.
W. Fourth St. Applicants must be legal residents of Okeechobee
County and have suffered damage during the hurricanes of
2004 and 2005. Neither race nor religion is a consideration in
choosing the families who will partner with Habitat to receive a
house. Decisions are primarily made on level of need, willing-
. ness to becorne partners in the program and ability to repay the
no-profit, no-interest loan. Interested families need to return
their completed applications with all the requested informa-
tion no later than Aug. 11. Applications can be mailed or
dropped off at the Habitat for Humanity office located at 1600
B. S.W Second Ave., Okeechobee, Fl., 34974, on Mondays and
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon. For information, call (863)

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

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The Okeechobee High School
softball field will be open from 5
until 8 p.m. every Thursday
beginning July 13 until the start
of school in August for free fast
pitch softball instruction.
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OHS to host
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Okeechobee High School
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team exhibition and then a Mid-
night Madness 4-on-4 tourna-
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All Star team
The 13-year-old All Star team is currently in Sebring, taking part in the Dixie Youth Base-
ball state championship games. Team members are (front, left to right) Michael Watson,
Scott Jones, Jr., Ryan Jenkins, Ethan McWhorter, Michael McCoin, Brent Durrance; (back,
left to right) Donnie McWhorter-head coach, Brant Harden, Scott Jones, Sr.-assistant
coach, Brandon Farless, Justin Conrad, Colby Frank, Kevin Christensen and Duane
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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 at2, 4:30 and 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 p.m. Monday at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thurs-
day at 4:15 p.m. 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-


Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes. house
calls? They will come to your
home, to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check .decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
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American Legion Post 64, 501
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capped equipment .such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc.. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and pick
out what they need. There is no
charge and anyone is welcome.
This is not restricted to veterans.
Call the Post at (863) 763-2950.
Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
"ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service for
adults seeking volunteer work.
Volunteer as little as four hours a S
week or, as, many as 20 hours.,
Morning, afternoon, and evening
shifts are available. Many oppor-
tunities currently exist. Please
contact the lobby desk at Rauler-
son Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For information, call
(863) 763-2151,, ext. 3312. The
hospital's Volunteen Program
,(ages 14-17) began inJune.
Items needed '
by wildlife center f

Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, is seeking paper towels, old
large towels, blankets, old ken-
nels, gardening utensils and laun-
dry 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.
Lucie County takes in all unwant-
ed horses. If you can't keep them;
donate them by calling (772) 467-
0400. For information, ask for
You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
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dren by 'donating your opera-
tional car, boat, truck or other
vehicle to Kids In Distress by call-
ing (954) 390-7620. Kids In Dis-
tress is a community-supported
agency dedicated to the care,
treatment and prevention of child
abuse and neglect. They have
locations in Broward and Palm
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Job Information 225
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered4115
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services4135

Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
Okeechobee *
Reasonable Rates.

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License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over

How do you find a job In
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Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to-
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698


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, 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 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
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools f. 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

A/C & HEAT, 3/2 Ton Coleman
for Mobile Home, $300.
Hotpoint 8,000 btu w/energy
saver, low hours..

i Notic

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
maker, Good condition.
$100. (239)826-5226
STOVE, GE: Electric, Almond
color, self cleaning w/glass
door & clock. $50.
Duty, Frigidaire, stackable,
stainless tubs, exc cond.,
$350 firm (561)676-0427 1
Matching set. Works great
$300. (863)697-2434
WASHER: Heavy Duty $75.
(863)674-1355 --, .

BICYCLES, (3), 26", 2 wom-
en's, 1 multi' speed, 1 single,
1 men's, 2 spd., $75 neg.
will sell sep. (863)635-0772

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

PANELS- New 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011
PAINT- (8) 5 gal containers,
Different colors, interior La-
tex, $525 for all will sell.sep-
arate (863)697-2032

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

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

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

30 yrs old. Designed by art-
ist. $300. (863)234-9747
DOLL HOUSE- '1974, Wil-
liamsburg, 3 story, Accesso-
ries included. $500.
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
glass top. $395
Collection, 16 pieces, some
oldies, not in boxes. $200 or
will sell sep. 863-265-0353

DESK, lots of storage space,
also extras, all for $175.
COMPUTER- Dell Dimension
4700, P4, 530 (3.0GHZ)
512MB/80GB, complete pkg
$500 (863)467-5877
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

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PALM CREEK: 3 Bdrm., 2/
Ba. w/2 car garage. Excellent
condition. $235,000'.

Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100/Both or pos-
sible trade. (863)357-2773
AVON, 58 older pcs., mostly
full, most all in boxes, $50
for all. (863)357-6113 Buck-
head Ridge Area.
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept in-
side, great condition. W/Cover.
$2000. (863)843-0913
lb. $50 will sell separately.
Tanning Canopy. $300.

MIXER: Mackie, Power Amp.
& Cross Over. $1100 for all,
will sep. (863)357-2882
ODE BANJO- made by Gretch,
$1400 (239)657-4581
ORGAN- Yamaha with stand.
$25. (863)357-1929
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 -
BIRD CAGE, large, heavy duty,
80"hx42"wx30"d, $800.
Lovable, great.w/kids. $50.
863-634-1343,after 5pm.
CURR PUPS Proven line.
Shots, wormed. $150.
DOBERMAN, 2 1 years old,
black.& tan, registered, fe-
male. $400 (863)763-1504
DOG CRATE, 30"W, 32"H,
#6000. Like new. $75
HUNTING DOG, Male, 4 imos.
old. $120(863)673-1877
JACK RUSSEL- female, lyr
old, all shots, spayed, needs
room to run, $75
PUPS, AKC, .2 left, 1 male, 1
female. $350ea 863-634-4076
Champ Bloodline, parents on
premises, S/W/HC, $650
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
8wks old, 1st shots &
wormed, no papers $150
(863)697-8731 :

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

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

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

watts, 6 speakers, DVD
player, FM radio. $90
MA Audio, holds 900 watts, in
sealed box. New, $140.
DIGITAL, 400 watts, 5 speaker
& sub woofer w/remote &'
manual. $125863)697-8906
sonic, 5 spkrs, subwoofer,
exc sound & quality $300
neg (863)697-9075

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
outfit, w/cart, $300.
GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-

BED, queen size, black,
wrought iron, 4 poster,
w/frame, $150
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.
BUNK BED SET- solid wood,
Loft,-like new, 5 dr dresser,
3 dr desk, $350
(305)333-1389 Clewiston
CAPTAINS BED, twin size, for
kids, $250. (863)261-2409
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
,2 pc, w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $500
Matching, brown iron frames
w/glass tops. Very expensive.
$250 (863)532-0079 Okee
COUCH, green & white ging-
ham check, country cottage
style, exc. cond., $250.
hairs, China cabinet. Excel-
lent condition. $500.
DINING TABLE custom made
w/glass top, nice condi.Cost
$1150 new, sacrifice for
$150. (561)633-1371.
DINING TABLE- glass top,
pedestal base, ,4 upholstered
chairs $65 (863)357-3639
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
SECTIONAL- black, with 2 re-
cliners, great condition, sell
for $400. Moving must sell

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

CCI PRIMERS, 250 large rifle
mag., 550 small mag. pistol,
500 small pistol, 3500 prim-
ers. $60 (863)357-3107 aft 5
COLT 38, Special 4" police
positive, Blued Stag Horn
grips. $300 or trade.
REVOLVER 38 CAL Stainless
steel Taurus, 2" barrel, like
new with extras, $375
SAVAGE: Model 110, 7 mm
Magnum Rifle w/Redfield 4x12
scope. Both in perfect cond.
w/case. $475 (863)697-3175
SHOTGUN- single shot 12 ga.
$50 (863)467-9892

ly used. $600. or best offer.

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

oper, four wheel base, chrger,
footrest, inst, instruction book,
$1000 (863)801-6149
LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
cellent condition, $750 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
WHEELCHAIR- Padded with
extra seat cushion. Excellent
condition. $225.

by, with all attachments.
$300 will sell separately.

VCR- Sharp, 2yrs old, 35 mo-
vies, 1 XXX & several blank
tapes $150 or'trade for pistol

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

ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
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 B05
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
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

$10 per bale. Also Horses
for Sale. Call (863)467-2483

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
APPENDIX MARE, 7 years, 16
hands, Easy Jet blood lines,
$1600 or best offer.
pieces plus gate. All for $315
will sep. (863)675-3054
Pkg deal: BeautifultQuarter
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 .
old, bred to blk & wh paint,
very gentle, $1500
ROPING SADDLE- new, $550
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.
(863)357-JUMP. "

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 of-fer.
STX 46. $500. (863)634-3280
cut, 16hp, auto shift, $400
hp, with attachments, $250
or best offer. (239)210-1608

Property 915
Condos/ .,
Townhousse Rent92
Farm Property -
Rent -.. 82
House-Rent 930
Land Rent 93S
Resort Property -. :
Rent 945
Roommate SO
Rooms to Rent 95
Rnt O

N.ofOKEE-2 Br, 1Ba
12 ml. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or'emall
OKEE. Furnished. Efficiency
$800. mo. Util. furnished.
1st, Last & Sec. Non Smok-
ing Envi. (863)801-4949 .
.bedroom, in town, no pets,
1st & sec + util, $500/mo.
Avail. 8-01-06, Behind Cap.
D's. 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., W/D,
$900 mo. + 1st, last & sec.
dep. (863)467-9250

4.33 acres, 2,000+ sq. ft.
home, possible multi-family or
commercial use. $1,300,000.
Call John @ The Tucker
Group. (863)697-0413

J&S Estates: 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba.,
1 block from Rim Canal. Clean
& Cozy. $850 mo., 1st, last &
sec. dep,.(863)634-7622
LAKE ACCESS: Waterfront
Large 3 BR, 2 BA w/Sea Wall.
$1400/mo. (863)634-5236
Move in Special $500.00 off
first months rent, 3BR/2BA,
$1100 mo., 1st, last &sec.
References required, No
OKEE., 2 Story, 3BR/2.5BA,
2 car garage, Blue Heron,
golf, waterfront. $1500.
OKEE, 3BR, 1BA, 1 car gar.,
Comp. renovated, w/CA, Ig.
yard, bring pets. $1300 mo.
OKEE. Edwards Sub-Division,
2br, 1.5 ba, w/den -on 1.5
ac. Corner lot $1100. mo.
Neg. 1st, Last & Sec. dep.
22.9-758-6386 or
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
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

Sale .1005
Property- Sah: 1010
Townhoutes Sale 015
FaHme $We 1.tO20
Houses Sale. 1026
HuProt Prp 103

Lote.S.~ 1 tQ4:..
Open H "-.. 1050

Pro9 ", s 1030
Landeut S ate :1

sac designed by famous

$205 000 (5;1)718-2822 or
Waterfront 0Large 3 R, 2 BA



3/2, wn/Sea Wall & Lake ac-
cess, $199,500,

Pine Ridge Park, no pets,
$750 mo., $500 sec.
Newly Remodeled,
2BR/1,5BA, w/front edition,
$750 dep., $200 weekly.
$600/mo, 1st, last & security
.deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.
1 BA, Fenced yard & garage.
$850 mo., 1st, last & sec.
dep. (863)634-7622

BRAND NEW 24'X 44'
3BR/2BA, Delivery & Set Up
for $70,000. 239-691-2549
Ask for Billy.
Seller Needs Cashl
1/5 acres on Kissemee River,
Highland County. $95,000.-
G.Coyle-Prudential Realty

Boats 3005
Camoers/RVs 3010
Jet kiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport VehiclesiATVs 3035

EVtNRUDE115, 17ft., runs
great, wide boat, turn key
ready. $1600
PONTOON BOAT, 1991, 20 Ft.,
Aluminum. New trailer & Car-
pet, Overhauled motor. $4000.
or best offer 863-234-9663
SAIL BOAT- 23ft, w/trailer,
$12001-'or best offer
(239)470-3701 LaBelle
SEA KAYAK, Touring Style,
Model Prijon Kodiak, 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
SOUTHWIND' 86- 34', 49K
odig miles, sips 7, new-tires,
generator, good cond.,
9800 neg (863)467-8161
appliances, increases low volt-
age w/built in surgeprotection.
$300 (863)467-6696
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
Like new, Fits 90hp. Hub kit
included. $70.
Mercury w/6 gal tank. $350
150nohp OMC, freshwater, full
controls, stainless steel prop,
$2400 neg. (863)236-0100

HEAD 74. $3000 Call for de-
tails. (239)357-6889 LaBelle
HONDA CBR 600 1994:
$2000 or best offer.
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 ****
Good beginner bike. $2500.

GO CART- 2 seater, gas pow-
ered, runs good, $150
GO CART- Manco 6.5hp 2
seater, new tires, runs great,
$850. (863)674-0539. La-


.a o wonder
readers have
more |lng

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

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 Homes

HAI ---

ermate, 4000 watts, de-
pendable power, $250
GENERATOR- Guardian, 12KW
w/ATS LP or Nat gas, New
$2500. (863)467-9390
Brand new. Electric start
w/keys. $2500.
(863)675-4079 LaBelle.
new. Never used. Value $4350
Now $2000. (863)675-4079
HOIST, A-Frame,- Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
ers & trolley. $600.
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with attachments, 4
HP, wet/dry, exc cond $20

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.
car garage, open floor plan,
screened porch. $255,000.
(863)763-5605 or 447-1748
screened In porch, In Palm
Creek. (863)763-7876

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GO CART- Murray, 6.0 HP, 1
seater, runs great, new rear
tires. $650. (863)674-0539
JET SKI, '96, 3 seater, $2500
or best offer or trade for four
wheeler. (863)673-0104
'01, new chain & sprockes,
runs very good, $2200.


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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
Tops, CD player. $2500.
runs excellent. $1000
Shlop here la st
The classified ads

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.
USED VEHICLE- to a Florida
Non-Profit Pickup within 72
hrs (866)855-0902
$1500. (863)983-5357 ask
for Ed.
FORD MUSTANG '80, Classic,
6 cyl., good shape. $2500
(863)467-0139 Iv. message
FORD PROBE, '92, black, runs
good, cold a/c, new water
pump, new tires, $1200 or
est offer. (239)784-8449
auto, cold a/c, 2 dr., all pwr.,
new paint/tires++Runs great
$4000. 863-763-8562 Msg.
Mercury Marquis LS, '90,5.0,
V8, runs strong, auto, OD,
2nd owner, cold airall pow-
er, $1800 (863)467-6805
'94, 6 cyl., tinted windows,
needs compressor. $2500
(863)467-0139 Iv. message
OLDSMOBILE 98 1992, Good
condition. Needs work. $1500.
A/C, CD, May need new
strut, Runs great, $500. Firm
SAAB COUPE- '92, Blue,
Leather seats, Sun roof.
Needs Alt. belt, $1200. Neg.
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $200. ot best offer.
auto, runs good, great gas
mileage, $1800 or best offer
(863)697-3045 for details

VOLVO 240 DL '90, Wagon,
runs good, 131k, $2:200 or
best offer. (863)357-5977

CLUB CAR, Refurbished,
$2500 or best offer.



New & Used

charger included. Good con-
dition. Free delivery in Okee.
$1000. (863)763-1424

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
AXLES, for '62-'65,Volvo
PV544 Sedan, $200' or best
offer, will sell separately.
not run, needs motor work, 4
new tires. $600 or best offer.
REAR SEAT- Jeep Wrangler,
$100. (863)674-0898 ,

Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $1000. 863-634-5888
damage in front, good mo-
tor, new tires & trans axle
$200 (863)697-3008
RIMS & TIRES, 20", off of a
Dodge 1500, $1500.
RIMS- (4) 16X7 Dodge Ram
PU Rims, semi metallic silver
w/clear coat, fits 96-01
$200 neg. (863)697-8906
RIMS-(4) 20", Dodge, tires &
wheels, $700 or best offer
TIRES & RIMS, for a CJ7,
35/12.50R"15, Procomp,
with spare tire & hardware,
$500 neg. (863)357-2113
TIRES (2) brand new Good-
year Integrity, P205/65R15,
$160 for the pair
berglass, Fits '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
VOLVO 1240, 1986, exc.
cond., engine runs, good for
parts. Asking $300/neg.
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467

loaded, leather, power, keyless
entry. Must sell! $2500
(239)425-5997 LaBelle area
CHEVY 1500 PICKUP, '89,
runs good, cold air, $1400
or best offer.

CHEVY '88- 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
sm block, 4spd w/low 1st
gear, $1500 (863)634-5421
CHEVY BLAZER 810- '93, 2
door V-6 Good tires A/C
90K, $1500. Lake Port
CHEVY S10 '87- ext cab, 4x4,
needs work, $800 or best of-
fer (772)519-0946
CHEVY S-10 EX-CAB, '87,
small V8, 700 R4 trans.,
very clean &. runs well,
$2500. (863)697-2525 *
FORD F100 1974, 2 wd. $350
(863)675-4697 LaBelle
V6, w/title. Needs alignment.
Perfect Play Truck!! $2000 or
best offer. 863-254-3580
Asking $500 or best offer.
Cab. 95K mis. Very good
condition. Asking $2500 or
best offer. (863)697-0000
Line, Fits '99-Current. Ford Su-
perduty Shortbed. Maroon 6
mos. $700. (863)467-8248
Find It faster. Sell it soon-
or In the classilfids

CHEVY BLAZER '88 --auto,
pwr., runs good, new mtr.,
needs minor body wk. $800 or
best offer. 863-387-0563
Bauer, Loaded, Excellent
condition. 66,750 mi.
$6490. (239)340-9407
Great Condition. $4100 .
GMC Suburban SLE, '93, has
all the toys, driverNr side front
end damage, 145,700 mi.,
$1800 neg. (863)763-4149

VS. Case No. 05-376CA
COMMUNITIES FINANCIAL CORPORATION, a dissolved Florida Corporation, its un-
known grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under, or
against it;
TO: Defendant, COMMUNITIES FINANCIAL CORPORATION, a dissolved Florida Cor-
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED of the Institution of a Complaint for Quiet Title action by
the Plaintiff against you seeking to quiet the title to the real property lying in Okee-
chobee County, Florida:
The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 4, Section 13;
subject to an easement of the North 40 feet thereof for road and drainage purpos-
DATED this 14th day of June, 2006.
This lawsuit has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, If any, to'it on STEVEN A. RAMUNNI, ESQ., Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is Post Office Box 1118, LaBelle, Florida 33975, on or before,
July 20, 2006, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before ser-
vice on the Plaintiffs attorney or Immediately thereafter;, otherwise a Default will
be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
DATED this 14th day of June, 2006.
As Clerk of the Court
By:/S/Arlene Nealls
Deputy Clerk
144083 ON 6/29,;7/6,13,20/06

CAR TOW DOLLY- Complete,
Good condition. $500.
TRAILER, used for motorcy-
cle, $400 (863)673-6295
lent condition. $1000. or
best offer. (863)675-6568
-w/5th wheel hitch, new tires,
overhead crane, 2 ton chain
hoist+ $800 (863)763-3451

'89, 3/4 ton, ;auto; 360 good
shape. $1200 or best offer.

Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8,
sofa bed, tow pkg., 178k
miles, $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.

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

Leather interior. Very'good
condrlion. 1 Owner. Garage
kept. $2000. (863)357-0028

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

Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
appllcation(s) for permit have been received for projects) in Okeechobee County:
Maschmeyer Concrete Company of Florida Inc (New Concrete Plant Royal) 1142
Watertower Rd, Lake Park FL 33403, hat submitted Application 060628-19 for a
Water Use Permit for industrial lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Surfi-
clal Aquifer and the project is located in Section 18, Township 37 South, Range
35 East.
Smith Ranch and Grove LLC (Smith Ranch) 795 12th Ave SW, Vero Beach, FL
32962, has submitted Application 060703-12 for a Water Use Permit to Irrigate
300 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from an onstle pond
and the project Is located in Sections 11,14,23,25,26,35,36, Township 35 South,
Range 3 East.
Fra-Mar Enterprises Inc (Trailview Ranches) PO Box 536, Okeechobee, FL 34973,
has submitted Application 060605-20 for modification of Everglades Agricultural
Area Works of the District Permit 47-00149-0. The project Is located in Section
3, Township 37 South, Range 36 East.
Fra-Mar Enterprises Inc (Trailview) PO Box 536, Okeechobee, FL 34972, has sub-
mitted Application 060613-31 for an Environmental Resource Permit for 1000
acres of residential lands. The water will be discharged to Lake Okeechobee and
the project Is located in Sections 26,27,34,35, Township 36 South, Range 36
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the ap-
plcation by writing to the Soutidh Florida Water Management District, Attn: Environ-
mental Resource Regylation, PO Box 24680, est Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680,
but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
fromthedate of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested In order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing re-
gardinq the proposed agency action by submitting a written request therefore after
reviewing the staff report ,
148957 ON 7/20/06

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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

The Okeechobee County Canvassing
Board will convene at the office of the
. Supervisor of Elections, 307 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 4:00
.m. on Monday, July 24, 2006. The
ard is convening for an orientation
meeting of the 2006 Primary Election
Canvassing Board. I
In accordance with the Sunshine Law of
Florida, all Canvassing Board meetings
are open to the public.
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Community Events

River meeting planned
Kissimmee River Valley Public Use and Recreation meeting will
be held Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Basinger
Community Center located on U.S. 98, south of the Kissimmee
River..The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for
South Florida Water Management District to meet with community
members that are interested in using the restored Kissimmee River
Valley region for public use and recreation. For information, contact
JeffMcLemore at 1-800-250-4200, ext. 3022.

Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at 575
S.W. 29th St., located in the New Endeavors School building. The
meeting to the public. The Healthy Start Coalition is part of
a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and
implementing services for pregnant women and infants. The coali-
tion is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families
and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information,
contact executive director Kay-Begin at (863) 462-5877.

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

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth
education classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308
N.W. Fifth Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863)

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) 8-19-8120.

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

ACS walk is.planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast
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 1
p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S.
Parrott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information;
call (863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper
age limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable.
-Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A 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.

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 ornamentis $15. All proceeds from the sale of the orna-
ments will go' to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay
McCool, (863) 7.63-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette
Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina
Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace edu-
cation and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side
by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

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

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

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

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
then 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 look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests,
peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
oh Tuesday and 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 loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second
language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon,
-adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4.p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W.
Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as
a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.;
Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

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

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

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