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Robbery under
investigation
The Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD) is
currently investigating the
robbery of a ,local fast food
restaurant.
SDetective Bettye Taylor
said'three unidentified men
entered the restaurant as it
was closing around 10 p.m.
on Friday, July 14, and
demanded money.
The detective said the
three restaurant employees
were uninjured and were not
I really threatened with bodily
harm. She said none of the
employees sawa weapon.

Inside

Landis back in
Tour title hunt
MOPRZINE (AP)- In a
stunning turnaround a day
after he \as all but written oft,
American rider Floyd Landis
moved back into contention
at the Tour de France on
Thursday, winning the final
Alpine stage in a solo finish tor
jump from 1 lth, to third.
Landis, who lost .the
leader's yellow jersey Wednes-
day after struggling at the
uphill finish, bounced back by
bursting ahead of the main
pack in the first of three tough
ascents in the 17thi stage.
"I was very, very disap-
pointed yesterday for a little
while," Landis said. "Today I
thought I could show that at'
least Iwould keep fighting"
"I wasn't giving up just
yet," he added.
S Page6

Drought Index
Current: 481,
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
S Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.20 feet


Lake level
LastYear:
16.96 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

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Lake study pulled from WRDA


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News.
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson's (D)
attempts to improve conditions
for the Herbert Hoover Dike suf-
fered a setback Wednesday, July
19, when, at literally the last
minute, his dike improvement
measure was pulled from a Sen-
ate water resources bill the
Water Resources Development
Act (WRDA).
However, the bill does pro-
vide $1.2 million for the clean up
of the Indian River Lagoon in


Martin and St. Lucie counties and
the $350 million Picayune Strand
Restoration Project in Collier.
County. ,
A report issued earlier this
year on the condition of the dike
predicts a 50 percent chance that
the 104-mile earthen dike encir-
cling Lake Okeechobee Will fail
in the next four years.
The report, issued by a panel
of independent experts and com-.
missioned by the South Florida
Water Management District has"
caused concern among many


people. The report stated that
scheduled repairs are not effec-
tive enough or fast enough to do
an'' good.
Despite what appeared in a
coastal newspaper on Thursday,
July' 20, the bill did rot include
$1.5 million for the U. S, Army
Corps of Engineers (COE) to
evaluate existing dike conditions,
identify any additional risk and
analyze projects to strengthen
ihe dike or take the strain off it.
The dike study measure was
part of a "manager's amend-


Rescued horses: Showing signs of improvement


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Okeechobee News,'Lorna Jablonski
Three of the 14 horses recently rescued by Okeechobee Animal Control spent a lazy after-
noon grazing in the grass. They will be put up for auction at an undetermined future date.


The horses recently rescued by Okeechobee Animal Control are looking a great deal
healthier since their rescue. Members of the community, veterinarians and farriers have
all contributed their money, time and services to help these horses recover.


ment" to the larger bill. The man-
ager's amendment also con-
tained 24 other water- and envi-
ronmental-related projects from
around the country.
According to Bryan Gulley of
Sen. Nelson's office, at 1 minute
and 42 seconds before the vote,
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.)
objected' to the manager's
amendment which caused it to
be deleted from the bill.
Mr. Gulley said Sen. Nelson's
office did not learn of the dele-
tion until Thursday morning.


Sen. McCain's lone objection
blocked inclusion of the manag-
er's amendment, but not pas-
sage of the broader bill.
Mr. Gulley called the action "a
procedural thing" and added that
Sen. Nelson remained commit-
ted to improving the integrity of
the dike.
"The water resources bill will
have a huge, positive impact on
Florida's environment," said Sen.
Nelson. "Unfortunately, a last-
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Woman heeds



warnings and



dodges a scam


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee Ne\s :
Esther Bass lives on a fixed
'income. She is having dental
\ork done and her home is in
need of repair so money is
light. But \\hen she received a
check and letter a few days ago
saying she had just won
$86,000 in a lottery, she
thought her problems had
been solved.
Luckily, however, she didn't
cash the $3,8-13 30 that accom-
panied the letter, Instead, she
look ir to Detective M D.
Faulkner at the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office IOCSO.)
where she learned the whole
thing \ as a scam.
"If I hadn't read your article,
I would have gone and cashed
that check," said Mrs. Bass, 73.
"And if I had cashed that check,


I would have gone to the poor
house."
Mrs. Bass was referrifig to
an article that appeared in the
June 28 edition of the Okee-
chobee News about another
local woman %\ho had fallen
victim to ascam. The big diffler-
ence, however, was that Sabri-
na Hunt cashed. the $3,845
check sent to her. A letter with
the check told her that she had
just won $250,780 in an online
sweepstakes game. All she had
to do was take the $3,845
check to her bank, cash it and
send North-AM Disbursement.
Inc., in Ontario, Canada,
$3,264 to pay for processing
fees and insurance and the
winnings would be sent to her.
But the check was no good.
And now she was out over
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Flying free
The Monarch butterfly is sometimes known as the "milk-
weed butterfly" because It likes to eat the milkweed
plant. The Monarch can be seen in the butterfly garden
of Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. The center will
host the garden's grand opening on Saturday, July 22
from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend.


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Roll-over accident
This 2002 Ford pick-up truck driven by Carolyn S. Birchfield, traveling northbound on
U.S. 441 South, was involved in a roll-over accident Thursday morning. Sergeant Gary
Bell of the Okeechobee County Sheriff'sOfficestated that John J. Kenbeek, Jr. of Okee-
chobee, who was driving a 1994 Chevrolet pick-up truck, was cited for failure to yield the
right-of-way. According to Sgt. Bell, Mr. Kenbeek'attempted to cross the northbound lane
of U.S. 441. He reportedly struck the Ford pick-up truck and a 2005 Chevrolet pick-up
truck driven by Richard L. Wagoner of Kentucky. The driver of the Ford was transported
to the hospital with undetermined injuries. Information regarding her condition was not
available as of newspaper deadline. The accident is still under investigation.


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minute procedural sn
ed approval of the Hoo
The senator was
that the measure
added when House
negotiators meet to w(
ferences between the
ber's respective vers
WRDA.


- 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
| O lOKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
rs 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
S" 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-
streetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia
< Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
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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 hik-
ing trail and self-guided tours of the natural trail.
'age 1 The center is located at 14985 N.W. 30th Terrace.
iag, prevent- For information, call (863) 763-4630 or go to www.arnoldswildlife.
ver study."
optimistic Foley's aide plans local hours
would be OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker, aide to U.S. Representative
and Senate Mark Foley (R-l6th Dist.) will hold office hours in room 106 of the
york out dif- Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St., on Thurs-
two cham- day, July 27.
ions of the Ms. Decker will be available from 9 until 11 a.m. She can also be
reached during these hours by calling (863) 763-6441.


The House of Representatives
passed its own WRDA legislation
last summer.
Both of Florida's U.S. Senators,
Sen. Nelson and Senator Mel Mar-
tinez have pledged to ensure the
study of the dike's safety gets tops
priority in future negotiations.
The measure that was deleted
from the bill was titled Herbert
Hoover Dike Supplemental Major,
Rehabilitation Report ahd called
'for a response from the COE by
May 30, 2007.
The report would have
required an evaluation of the
existing conditions and an identi-
fication of any additional risks
from any flood events exceeding
the standard project flood.
The report would also havel
required an evaluation of the
potential for additional \\ after stor- '
age north,of the lake, and an
analysis of other projects in the
Comprehensive, Everglades
Restoration Plan. The required
report would have been funded at
$1.5 million.


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$3,000.
"When I first received it, it was
in an envelope and when jI
opened it up I said 'this is real.' I
was flabbergasted," said Mrs.
Bass. "I read the letter, which said,
go to the bank right away and
deposit the check basically the.
same thing (as Mrs. Hunt's let-
ter)."
Mrs. Bass' letter from the Scot-'
tish International Lottery Pro-
gram instructed her to take the


$3,843.30 check to her bank and
either deposit or cash the instru-
ment. Then, the letter instructed
her to send that amount to the
lottery program "to pay for your
tax and clearance fee."
Once the lottery program had
received those fees, the letter said
she would receive $86,000,
minus 7 percent for a sponsor's
commission.
If she had done what the letter
told her, she would have been
out$3,843.30.
. "It was so real," said Mrs.
Bass, of the check. "But, I gave
(the 'check' and the letter) every-


thing to Marty (Detective Faulkn-
er)."
Detective Faulkner said he was
surprised when he was first con-
tacted by Mrs. Bass but was glad
this story had a happy ending.
"I was surprised at her calling
me with the appreciation of
something that we had done to
enlighten her," he said.
Unfortunately, he continued,
not many local citizens are calling
him about the, scams. even
though he knows there are many
more who received similar letters
and checks.
"There are a lot of people out


there that. aren't bringing this to
our attention," he said. "We
would like to see the citizens of
this county schooled enough to
avoid these scams. We're getting
the word out more and more."
, And, Esther Bass paid atten-
tion.
."There are so many people
that are vulnerable. They won't
read that teer -thy'll just go to
the bank and cash that check,"
she said. "There.are a lot of peo-
ple out there hurting for money,
and it's really heartbreaking to
me that people can do people
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Correction

On page 4 of the Wednes-
day, July 19, edition of the
Okeechobee News a Letter
to the Editor was published
that was written by John W.
Abney, Sr. In that letter he list-
ed several phone numbers
by which he could be
reached. However, his cell
phone number as published
was incorrect. The correct
number for Mr. Abney's cell
phone is (863) 634-7040. We
apologize for the error and
any inconvenience it may
have caused.


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Bronson alerts consumers on marine tube recall


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson today announced that
federal safety officials and the
manufacturer of a marine kite
tube are working together in the
voluntary recall of 19,000 of the
devices because of their associa-
tion with numerous injuries and
two deaths.


The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC) and
Sportsstuff Inc., of Omaha,
Nebraska, have already pulled the
product the Sportsstuff Wego
Kite Tube off the market and
are now asking consumers who
have purchased the items to
immediately stop using them.
Consumers who purchased the
tubes are asked to call Sportsstuff


at 1-866-831-5524 to learn how to
obtain free replacement products.
The tube, which cost between
$500 and $600 .when sold
between last October and earlier
this month, is a 10-foot-wide cir-
cular, yellow, inflatable watercraft
designed to be towed behind a
power boat. A rider in the tube
becomes airborne by pulling on
handles attached to the tube.


According to the CPSC, the
tube has been implicated in 39
accidents and at least two deaths.
Injuries have included a broken
neck, a punctured lung, as well as
chest, back and facial injuries.
Bronson's department assists
the CPSC.in the recall of danger-
ous items by checking stores, thrift
shops and other locations where
any such items may remain.


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Lone Rollerblader
Volunteer Sharon Resmondo (left) and Denise Ihinger
(right) in line skate at the Okeechobee Skate Park, Monday
evening. Denise was the only girl that registered for the
event at the First Baptist Church Extreme Sports Camp
being held this week. About 100 youths registered for
sports events that include, baseball, football, skateboard-
ing, skating, basketball, cheerleading, soccer and tennis.


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), the Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD), the
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC)-or the
Department of Corrections (DOC).
Connie Bridges Dykes, 49,
N.W Sixth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested July 18 by Deputy Anthony
Kibler on a felony charge of posses-
sion of cocaine, and a misde-
meanor charge of possession of
drug paraphernalia. Her bond was
set at $6,000.
*Thomasine Jumper, 27, Route
6, Okeechobee, was arrested July
18 by Deputy Paul Jackson on an
'Okeechobee County warrant


charging with failure to, appear -
driving while license
suspended/habitual traffic offend-
er. She is being held without bond.
Duane Ford Thomas, 30, N.W
Seventh St., Okeechobee, was
arrested July 18 by Deputy Kenneth
Sarros on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with aggra-
vated child abuse. His bond was set
at$50,000.
Donald LUn Boyce, 33, N.E.
23rd Lane, Okeechobee, was
arrested July 19 by Deputi P. Mas-
sung on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with the
felony of driving while license sus-
pended/with priors. His bond was
set at $2,500.
Timothy. Shane Hayden, 33,
N.E. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested July 19 by Deputy Matthew


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Out for a stroll
This Sand Hill Crane and Whitetail Deer prove that
friends come in all sizes and shapes. They are living at
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.


Hurst on a charge of possession of
cocaine. His bond was set at
$5,000.
Corey Nathan Hardy, 25, N.W.
12th St., Okeechobee, was arrested
July 19 by Deputy Anthony Kibler
on a charge of possession of
cocaine. His bond was set at
$15,000.
Chancy Leola Vines, 27, N.W
Fourth.St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed July. 19 by Deputy Anthony
Kibler on a charge of possession of
cocaine. Her bond was set at
$5,000.
Juan Meras, 21, S.E. 34th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested July 19
by Deputy Anthony Kibler on a
charge of possession of cocaine.
His bond was setat $15,000.
Cathy Bias, 35, Okeechobee,
was arrested July 19 by Deputy


Anthony Kibler on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with
violation of probation child neg-
lect. She is being held without bond.
Lester Cotton, 47, N.W. 11 th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested July
20 by Deputy Roy Gilchrist on
Okeechobee County ,warrants
charging him with possession of
cocaine, possession of cocaine
with intent to sell, possession of
cocaine and possession of cocaine
with intent to sell. His total bond
was set at $120,000.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
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found innocent or' has had the
charges against them dropped is
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR TRANSMITTAL TO THE
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS A
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE MAP (FLUM) AMENDMENT
FOR CERTAIN PROPERTY LOCATED NORTH OF
EAST NORTH PARK STREET (STATE ROAD 70 EAST)


The CITY OF OKEECHOBEE gives Notice that it shall hold a public hearing before the City Council on August 1, 2006
commencing at 6 00 p m. or as soon thereafter as possible., n the Council Chambers, 55 SE 3't Ave. Okeechobee, FL, to
consider a Comprehensive Plan Large Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Application No 06-CI-001 and transmit to
the State of Florida Department of Community Affairs.

The application is requesting to amend the City of Okeechobee Future Land Use Map in the Comprehensive Plan for Chapter
163, Florida Statutes and Rule 9J-5, Florida Administrative Code, in the City of Okeechobee, Florida. submitted by Craig,
Hackl on behalf of property owner, H20 Holdings, LLC

The City of Okeechobee shall consider the Comprehensive Plan Amendment on the Future Land Use Map to consider land
use designation from Single Family (SF) to Commercial (C).

A copy of Ihe application may be obtained at the Office of the City Clerk, 55 SE 3" Ave Okeecnobee, FL, (863) 763-3372.
The land is generally described as: vacant unplatted property located in Section 15, Township 37 South, Range 35 East
which is North of East North Park Street (State Road 70 Easi, across from the Post Office), consisting of approximately 16.2
acres. A detailed legal description and entire application is available In the Office of the City Clerk. Interested parties may
appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the amendment application.

Subject property Is depleted on excerpt of City map below:


The effective date of this plan amendment shall be: The date a final order is issued by the Department of Community Affairs
finding the amendment to be in compliance in accordance with Chapter 163.3184, F.S. or the date a final order is issued by
the Administration Commission finding the amendment to be in compliance in accordance with Chapter 163.3184 F.S.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any decision made by the City Council with
respect to any matter considered at this hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such
purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.

I in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing
special accommodation to participate In this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice Impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-
5620 (TTY).
By: James E. Kirk, Mayor
Attest; Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK


NOTICE OF PUBSLC HEARING
FOR TRANSMITTAL TO THE
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS A
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE MAP (FLUM) AMENDMENT
FOR CERTAIN PROPERTY LOCATED SOUTH OF
SOUTHEAST 8TH STREET AND WEST OF TAYLOR CREEK


The CITY OF OKEECHOBEE gives Notice that it shall hold a public hearing before'the City Council on August'1, 2006
commencing at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the City Council Chambers, 55 SE 3 Avenue, Okeechobee,
FL. to consider a Comprehensive Plan Large Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Applicalion No 06-C1-002 :o Iransmrr
to the State of Florida Department of Community Affairs,

The Application is requesting to amend the City of Okeechobee Future Land Use Map in the Comprehensive Plan for Chapter
163, Florida Statutes and Rule 9J-5, Florida Administrative Code, in the City of Okeechobee, Florida, submitted by Thomas
C. Close of CBC Management Corporation on behalf of property owner, Frank Altobello.

The City of Okeechobee shall consider a Comprehensive Plan Amendment on the Future Land Use Map to consider land
use designation from Single Family (SF) to Multi-Family (MF).

A copy of the proposed Ordinance may be obtained at the Office of the City Clerk, 55 SE 3"' Ave., Okeechobee, FL (863) 763-
3372. The land is generally described as: vacant unplatted property located In Section 22, Township 37 South, Range 35
'East which is South of Southeast 8' Street and West of Taylor Creek consisting of approximately 32.97acres. A detailed legal
description and entire application is available in the Office of the City Clerk. Interested parties may appear at the meeting
and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance,

Subject property Is depicted on excerpt of City map below:
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The effective date of this plan amendment shall be: The date a final order is issued by the Department of Community Affairs
finding the amendment to be in compliance in accordance with Chapter 163.3184, F.S. or the date a final order is l~auid by
the Administration Commission finding the amendment to.be In compliance in accordance with Chapter 163.3184 F.S.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that If any person desires to appeal any decision made by the City Council with
respect to any matter considered at this hearing, such Interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such
purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.

I In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Lane Gamlotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372. x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (volce) or 1-888-447-
5620 (TTY).
By: James E. Kirk, Mayor
Attest: Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK


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ILLEGAL SIGNS: When ever you see an illegal campaign sign for a
politician, you automatically know that this is someone with no regard
for taxpayer's money. If this is the type of representation you want, this is
the kind you get.

POLITICAL SIGNS: I see they are going to try to catch the people
that deface illegal political signs. Wouldn't it be easier to catch the-peo-
ple who put them up? Their name is already on thopand it is already
illegal -you don't have to catch anybody. I have bedoing this for 25
years and I know how much it costs the taxpayer to pick up these
signs. It is terrible.

LAW: This is regarding illegal immigrants. I am not a racist, whatsoev-
er, but when I go to shop in Okeechobee I feel like I am in Mexico.
Enough is enough. We need to put the brakes on these guys coming in
and wanting us to learn their ways. This is our country, not theirs. They
are, for the most part, here illegally and they usually break the law when
they come. We need to pass the law the same as Avon Park did to not
employ or rent to illegal immigrants. We can't go this'route any longer.
They are soaking up our taxes. They go to the hospital and don't pay. If I
go to the hospital I have to pay more to cover what they have taking from
us. Let's stop this enough is enough. Let's pass this law.

ISRAEL: Regarding the Speak Out about Israel and the Middle East
and the problems they are having over there, could someone explain to
this person or let them know what is going on. How would you like to be.
in a place like Israel? They must be nuts. I am not a Jew nor Islamic, but
right is right. I support Israel 1,000 percent because they have been
messed with since they have been in this world. This person must not
watch the neWs. What are the benefits we reap from our support?

WHY?: I am not a Muslim, but why does our government blindly fol-
lows everything Israel wants to do?I don't understand it. I would love an
answer.

MAYOR: The mayor in Avon Park has made the New York Times.

CANALS: Are they ever going to do something about these canals? We
are paying high property taxes but you couldn't get a boat in or out of
here if your life depended on it. Is something going to be done or not?


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Community Events


Group accepting housing applications'
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee Count, is taking appli-
cations. If your family is in need of decent, aflordableiousing
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 choos-
ing the families who will partner with Habitat to receive a house.
Decisions are primarily made on level of need, willingness to
become partners in the program and ability to repay the no-prof-
it, no-interest loan. Interested families need to return their com-
pleted applications with all the requested information 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 \\ednesdays from 9
a.m. until noon. For information, call (863) 357-1371.

Church of Christ hosting VB S
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 oftKings. Everyone is
welcome. Refreshments will be served each night. For informa-
tion, 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.





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Looking Back ...
Then-Alabama Governor George Wallace visited Okeechobee to solicit votes and donations during his bid. Become
the iU.S. president. Pictured here with Gov. Wallace are: (from.left to right) Florida Highway Patrol Troopefd body-
guard B.K. Taylor, Gov. Wallace, local developer Herb Madray, then-Okeechobee County commission Jack H.
Williamson and Florida Highway Patrol Trooper and bodyguard Haywood Brown.


Letter to the Editor

Get out of U.N. serve in the U.N. Army?
Kofi Annan was responsible
Since American service men for this.
and ,orneen serving as United I think we need to get out of
Nati i U.N.) peacekeeping sol- the U.N.
diers; ~c. may be prosecuted by Sincerely
the U.N., why do we let them Vee Kleinfelder



Upcoming Events


Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at7 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 9a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All per-
sons 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 aboui.
For information .,cnlaci Olie Morgretat (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, irorn 7 30 until 10.30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, located
at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for mem-
bers 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 in 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 info@flainjury-
lawyer.com.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or riot 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.

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

Sunday
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 frqEn 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St. .

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orienta-
tion is for those ,nteresled in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee County.
nis meeting requires no RSVP and is a question/answer forum. It will be at
the. IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call
the Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous -meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863) 634-
4780.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Bt y's Restaurant 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public For information, contact Lornie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
$*non meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
TrtlfdSt., at8 p.m
S.(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jespis Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
firidihg who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(Internatiorna Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call' (863) 763-6510 or (863)
467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call (863)
357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
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 iQvited.
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 gospe..music is invited to participate..For information, contact Dr.
Edwadboulas at (863) 763-1320


Community Events 4


Business women's group to meet
Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Net\x. g Group
will meet Friday, July 21, at 11:30 a.m. for netvtAir o at the
Brahma Bull Restaurant,. 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. Lun(\\Ill be at
noon.

Church plans rummage sale
The Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th ., \' ill 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 ttp or deliv-
ered. The event is being sponsored by David Hazelliel, Pastor
Mike and the Okeechobee County Commissioners- The cost is
$6 for sliced pork on bun, potato salad and corn on the cot.. Foi
information call (863) 634-1476, i.863.-6444801 or h,8631 634-
5819. All proceeds will be used for medical treatment.

Summer Camp continuing
Summer Camp 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)
763-3338.
Church hosting VBS
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S3, will hold
their vacation Bible'school July 24- 28 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. for
ages kindergarten through sixth grade. The theme Son Trea- ...
sure Island. Coach Rick Andreassen, founder and athletic direc-
tor of the Christian Home School Athletic Associatlin of Flori-
da, will be the featured speaker at the closing session Friday,
July28. For information, call (863) 763-0550.

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

Basinger Baptist Church plans VBS
The First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S&A. 98 N., is
hosting a vacation Bible school July 24-28 from 6 r-ntil 9 p.m..
The theme for this year is Artic Edge. Children in trades one
through.12 are invited. For information, call (863) 7(.-0.3;7.

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.7 *

Main Street Mixer slated
The Main Street Mixer will be held at Absolute]t Gallery,
401 S.W Park St., and Leslie's Dance Studio on day, 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 couro 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 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.

Sporting clay shoot planned
A sporting clay fun shoot and family barbecue will be held
Saturday, July 29, at the Square One Sporting Clay lub, 7500
S.R. 70, which is 7 milf west of.ULS. 27. The even II be held
from 8 a.m. until 12:"0 p.m. and is being sponsored by the
Highlands, Glades and Okeechobee Democratic Party. Local
politicians will also be in attendance For inform ', contact
Pat Brennan at (863) 417.0"37.


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The Okeechobee News, Friday, July 21,2006 U


Cornuet sworn in as supervisor of D.J.J.


On July 18, the Honorable
Shirley M. Brennan swore in
David L. Cornuet to the Depart-
ment of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) as
the new supervisor for Okee-
chobee County. The badging
ceremony took place at the
Okeechobee County Court-
house at noon.
Mr. Cornuet is a resident of
Highlands County. His history of
involvement with children
includes four years working for
the State of Florida as a supervi-
sor for the Department of Chil-
dren and Families in Highlands
County. He was a district execu-
tive for the Boy Scouts of Ameri-
ca. Mr. Cornuet taught criminal
justice to four schools in Virginia
and spent time there as a local
law enforcement officer.
Mr. Cornuet is a U.S. Air Force
veteran and spends his free time
coaching young children in golf
and basketball for the Y.M.C.A.
in Highlands County.
The D.J.J. was created in the
Juvenile Justice Reform Act of
1994. This law transferred
responsibility and oversight of
juvenile justice services from the
Florida Department of Health
and Rehabilitative Services
(H.R.S.) to the Department of
Juvenile Justice on Oct. 1, 1994.
As a criminal justice agency,
the department is charged with
planning for and managing all
programs and services in the
juvenile justice continuum.
These programs include preven-
tion, early intervention and
diversion, case management,
detention care, community-
based programs, juvenile justice
residential institutions and con-
ditional release programming.
Under the department's
structure, the state's 20 judicial
circuits have become the depart-


ment's local jurisdictional
boundaries, allowing for
improved coordination with the
court system. All 67 of the state's
counties are contained within
the 20 circuits. Each circuit has a
chief probation officer to over-
see the supervisors for each
county.
By supervising youth in the
community, the probation and
community corrections branch
is the most community-based
program of the agency. The prin-
ciple programming for this
branch includes diversion, court
ordered supervision, conditional
release, intensive delinquency
diversion and other probation
services. Probation is an individ-


ualized court-ordered program
in which the youth is restricted
to home or another designated
placement in lieu of commit-
ment to the department.
Juvenile probation officers
supervise youths to ensure com-
pliance with court-ordered sanc-
tions such as restitution, com-
munity service or curfews and
focuses on developing in the
youth more pro-social behaviors
through service interventions
with his or her family, school and
community agencies.
Some of these service inter-
ventions concentrate on the
needs of the youth with mental
health, substance abuse, sex
offender and developmental dis-


Okeecnobee News/Lorna Jablonski
David L. Cornuet (left) was sworn in by the Honorable Shirley
M. Brennan (right) as the new supervisor of the Department
of Juvenile Justice for Okeechobee County.


ability factors.
Conditional Release includes
day treatment and community
supervision programs for youth
released from residential com-
mitment programs. Diversion
includes low-cost programs to
administer sanctions and treat-
ment while keeping less serious
and early offenders out of the
judicial system.
The Intensive Delinquency
Diversion Service program pro-
vides early help to juvenile
offenders most at risk for
becoming chronic offenders.


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Service Club Briefs


American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post #64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St. The
Post phone number is (863) 763-
2950.
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu. Monday,
Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m.
until 2 p.m.; Wednesday, tacos
served from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.;
Saturday from noon until 8 p.m.;
SSunday from I until 8 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
'from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Tues-
day and Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday. starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6
p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will be
from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
The steak dinner in July with
the Sons of the American Legion
will be held on July 23, because all
SAL members will be out of town
at the Florida American Legion
Department Convention. The cost
is$10.
Am-Wets #2001


Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
Sthe first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78W., at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members
are available.
Call Chuck Gillespie at (863)
697-1451, or Jerry Lee Shields at
(863) 467-8779 or (863)634-9563.
Eagles Aeries #4137
Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
tion.
Every second Tuesday:
spaghetti dinner with salad and gar-
lic bread from 5 until 7 p.m. for a
$3.50 donation.
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until? Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6.p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 donation.
Musicwillbe byJimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays:
Smusicat 7 p.m.
* First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
ia.m. for $5 donation.
Call the AERIES for other
-events at (863) 763-2552.,,
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
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(863) 763-6580.
Elks plan barbecue dinner
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third will be the regu-
lar meeting starting at 8 p.m.
Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2
p.m. until?
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the dub
and events, call Bucky Yoder at
(863) 467-7342 or Matt Buxton at
(863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Order of the Eastern
Star- Okeechobee
Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact W.M. Margaret at (863)
467-8020.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's
phone number is (863) 763-2250.
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Wednesday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until
7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (863)
763-2250 for the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m. there
will be music for dancing. Call to
see who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served starting at 6 p.m. Saturday is
karaoke at 8 p.m. Call for the menu.
Tuesday, July 25; Moose
enrollment meeting at 7 p.m. all
members should attend.
Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W 36th
St. in.Okcechobee. For information,
and meal menus, call the Lodge at
(863) 763-1954.
e Social quarters open daily
from noon until 8 p.m.
General men's meeting is


the second and fourth Wednes-
day at 7 p.m.
WOTM #956 meeting is the
second and fourth Tuesday at 7:30
p.m.
Men's officer meeting first and
third Tuesday of each month at 7
p.m.
Women's officer meeting on
the first Tuesday of each month at 8
p.m.
General meeting on the sec-
ond Wednesday of each month at 8
p.m.
Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday 5 p.m.
Moose races every Saturday at
1 p.m. Washer toss at 3 p.m.
Karaoke with Chuck on Sun-
days from 3 p.m. until ?, with
snacks.
Turkey Shoot on the first Sun-
day of each month at 9 a.m.
VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W 34 St. Events are
seasonal, contact the Post at (863)
763-0818 for information or write
the Post at P.O. Box 1137, Okee-
chobee Fl. 34973. The Post opens at
noon Monday through Sunday.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food available
Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food is
available. Karaoke will be from 6
until 10 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
for members and guests Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food
available.
Sunday: dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m., and will be
followed by karaoke from 6 until 10
p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting and ladies auxil-
iary meeting at 11 a.m.
Big screen TV for all events.
The Hills (Carl and Lisa) will
be at the VFW Saturday, July 22,
from 6 until 10 p.m.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post hours are from
noon until 8 p.m., Monday through
Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW, Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVels. Music %%ill be available.
.,eEvery Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing


immediately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
urday.
For information contact Com-
mander Johnnie H. Patent at (863)
467-2882.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
pool table.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,


and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at
1 p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
iary.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.


Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
Okeechobee
Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W., members will
meet the first and third Thursday
of each month at 8 p.m. The club
is also available for weddings and
parties. For information call the
club at (863) 763-3378, Kip at
(863) 610-6659, or Keith at (863)
634-2682.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR TRANSMITTAL TO THE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
AMENDMENTS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

The CITY OF OKEECHOBEE gives Notice that it shall hold a public hearing before the City
Council on August 1, 2006 commencing at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, in
the Council Chambers, 55 SE 3rd Ave. Okeechobee, FL, to consider narrative (text)
changes to the adopted Comprehensive Plan, amendments to the Future Land Use Map
and to transmit the proposed changes to the Comprehensive Plan to the State of Florida
,Department of Community Affairs.

The proposed text amendments will include the following Elements:

Future Land Use
Conservation
Capital Improvements

A copy of the text amendments may be obtained at the Office of the City Clerk,955 SE 3rd
Ave., Okeechobee, FL, (863) 763-3372.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this hearing,
such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may
need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. City Clerk tapes are for the
sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk:

In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes 286.26,
persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding
at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-
888-447-5620 (TTY).

By: James E. Kirk, Mayor
Attest: Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK


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At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, July
21, through Thursday, July 27,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"Pirates of the
Caribbean" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:40
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
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 "Monster
House"(PG) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863)
763-7202.

Briefs


Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items and is cur-
rently seeking such items as
baby clothes, furniture, small
appliances, tools, as well as golf
and fishing equipment. Call Hos-
pice 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 proper-
ty beautification awards pro-
gram. The property does not
have to be for sale and is open to
residential and commercial
property throughout the county.
'For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Christy at
(863) 697-3149 or Lori Mixon at
(863) 763-0004.
Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle
maintenance facility is open
from 8 a.m. until noon and from
1 p.m. until 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday. It is closed on
weekends and holidays. Only ,
recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and
metal cans, corrugated card- -
board, glass jars and bottles and
plastics #1 through #7 are
accepted at the public facilities.
Items not accepted include:
plastic shopping bags; commer-
cial business items; tires; appli-
ances; electronic devices; yard
trash; household trash; oil, gas,
paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell
Rowland, county solid waste
manager, at (863) 763-1811, or
Waste Management of Okee-
chobee at (863) 357-0111, or
(863) 763-4818. 1U


Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach oth-
ers the skills they need to save
lives. You can help the American
Red Cross reach people in your
community with lifesaving train-
ing, including CPR, First Aid,
Automated External Defibrilla-
tion, and HIV/AIDS Prevention.
Contact the Okeechobee Branch
of the American Red Cross at
(863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Council is seeking
volunteers to serve as advocates
for residents of nursing homes
and assisted living facilities. Vol-
unteers are specially trained and
certified to investigate and
resolve resident complaints and
to carry out inspections of facili-
ties. Licensed social workers,
pharmacists, elder law attor-
neys, physicians, nurses and oth-
ers with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. Call
Linda Slattery at (772) 595-1385.
Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Janet
at (863) 467-0183.


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July 22nd, 9:00 a.m.
196 State Road 62
Wauchula, FL
863-773-6600
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Get FREE
signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds-
877-353-2424.


DOG, male cur, light gold
w/white on neck, chest &
feet, neutered, bobtail.
REWARD! (863)467-6960
SHIH-TZU Tan & White, Ap-
prox. 10 yrs old. Blind. Found-
Off Hwy 98 onto 70. Call
(863)253-0271


AMERICAN BULL DOG- 4
years old. Free To Good
Home! (863)634-5729
BASKET BALL GOAL-
(863)467-8038
ELECTRIC ORGAN- Looks like
a Spinnet piano. Wanting to
donate to a Church or Civic
Group (863)467-2537
Golden Retriever/MinPin Mix,
male, 12 weeks old, to good
home only. (863)447-5305
KITTENS- to good homes 3
half grown lovable kittens, all
different (863)946-9133
REDNOSE PITBULL- Free. Sol-
id White (F), 2'yrs. Needs area
to run/attention. Gets along
w/other dogs. 863-634-2250



Okeechobee
1274 NE 39th Blvd.
(Cemetery Road)
Fdri. thru Sun.
July 21st thru 23rd
Furniture, books, dishes & lots
more.
OKEECHOBEE, Sat. & Sun.,
July 22ntf&23rd,,anW4;
*436 SE 16th Ave., turn by
Race Track Gas Station, 6th
house on left. See signs.
Lots of Clothes, Some
Furniture, Nascar Items &
More! See you there!

Is Stress Ruining Your Rela-
tionships? Buy and Read
DIANETICS by L. Ron Hub-
bard Call (813)872-0722 or
send $8.00 to Dianetics,
3102 N. Habana Ave., Tam-
pa FL 33607.


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







ASSISTANT
MANAGER &
SERVERS NEEDED
(AM & PM)
For Busy
Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
COWBOYS WANTED!
For Deseret Cattle & Citrus
Competitive Pay, Benefits.
Fax resume to: 407-892-0491
or call 407-892-3672

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

Okeechobee
863-634-3280


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

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


LABORER NEEDED
Lorenz Animal Foods
in Ft. Drum.
(863)763-3765
Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Must have valid Driver's Li-
cense. Call (863)357-2700


TACO BELL
NOW HIRING SHIFT
MANAGERS FOR THE
OKEECHOBEE LOCATION
GOOD BONUS PROGRAM
APPLY WITHIN


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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated PART TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
Knowledge of local area or ability to read map
Work Night and Weekends
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
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HOME HEALTH AGENCY
CNA/HHA/RN/LPN/Live-in.
Call 1-866-962-8749,
Michelle or Lillie.


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purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sel your used Items In
the classifelds.


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NEEDED
Class A & B CDL Required.
: .Benefits Avalable,
Applyrat .
Walpole Feed &
Supply

2595 NW 8th Street


Okeechobee News


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







HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

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


Physical Theapist & Physcal

Please apply in person at Business Office
406 Northwest 4th Street
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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time, General Assigned Reporter.
The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual.
Be able to handle different duties
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop
(Preferred but will train)
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted
and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life pnd Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News
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PART-TIME MANAGER
For Adult RV Parklocated in
Okeechobee, FL
Send resume to:
RP.O Box 8349
Greensboro, NC 27419
Orfax: (336)854-9237



WILL DO BABYSITTING
Reference's Available. Lots of
experience. In Christian Home.
For more information.
Get a quick response to-
any Item you may be sell-
In wIth a classmled ad.


SALES POSITION: Available
for construction and roofing
sales. Tremendous earning
potential, no sales experience
necessary, will train.-
Call (863)763-9119 or fax
resume to 863-,763-9900


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from,
birth to age nine.


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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


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NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.

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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered-415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





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



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

How do you find a job in
today's competitive
market? In the. employ-
ment section of the clas-



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


Merchandise



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
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C & HEAT, 3/2 Ton Coleman
for Mobile Home, $300.
(863)763-1370
A/C WINDOW/WALL UNIT,
Hotpoint 8,000 btu w/energy
saver, low hours.
$125(863)357-8788


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


GAS. RANGE- Sun Fire Restau-
rant, 6 burners, w/griddle,
good condition, $650,
(863)467-4565
OVEN- 2 in. 1, microwave/con-
vection, brand new $100
(863)467-7017
REFRIGERATOR- used, yel-
low, stays cold, $60 or best
offer (863)532-9182
REFRIGERATOR- With ice
maker, Good condition..
$100. (239)826-5226
STOVE, GE: Electric, Almond
color, self cleaning w/glass
door & ,clock. $50.
(863)763-71370
WASHER & DRYER- Heavy
Duty, Frigidaire, stackable,
stainless tubs, exc cond.,
$350 firm (561)676-0427
WASHER & DRYER, Maytag:
Matching set. Works great
$300. (863)697-2434.
WASHER: Heavy Duty $75.



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
Shop here first!
The classlfled ads



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



ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New, 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
I.|WII r;ep i86F,)63 -5011
PAINT- (81 5 gai conriijiri-ri.
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CHANGING TABLE- WTriT
w,:,od. Good ,:riiolion .i j
'8.,6 15 .944 L.&elle



CRYSTAL. Waterlord, -Iem
83ri:F ati-( 1iiiei, .. eujiv
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LADIES 3X CLOTHES NEW
CLj ujI .& Irei5 v 0.-$ 1 lO u lot I
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Coll.ectble. 0575


CAROUSEL HORSE- A.pp.:
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DOLL HOUSE- 1941 Wil-
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ri -:l u'led :1.500

FOOTBALL BASEBALL CARDS
(3-400)1 R31L ) i, Ci ,T 11C Ifle
380 Ej(ly 91s. E (rind $4(111
ir bel 0nerii 86 .63-894'- 1
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COMPAQ DESKTOP PC &
DESK, lots of storage space,
also extras, all for $175.
(863)467-2366
COMPUTER- Dell Dimension
4700, P4, 530 (3.0GHZ)
512MB/80GB, complete pkg
$500 (863)467-5877
DELL PENTIUM 4- XP PRO,
Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse.
Like new. $400.
(239)464-3260


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


BED, queen size, black,
wrought iron, 4 poster,
w/frame, $150.
(863)357-7719
BEDROOM SET, King, com-
plete bed, dresser w/mirror,
2 night stands & chest. Exc:
cond. $450 (863)763-9695
BUNK BED SET: Cherry Wood
w/built in shelves. $150.
863-610-1926
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
(863)763-8943.
COFFEE & END TABLE,
Matching, brown iron flames
w/glass tops. Very expensive.
$25i (8635 5I2-0079 0"ee
COUCH, green & white ging-
ham check, country cottage
style, exc. cond., $250.
(863)357-7719
DINING RM SET, Table, 6
hairs, C(riia cai'rneil. Excel-
lent condition. $500.
(863)357-1867 ....
DINING TABLE custom made
w/glass top, nice cond. 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-
tie;,, c:ne table. Black iron
w/oak wood top. Pd $600.
Asking $150. 863-357-2795
HEAD BOARD, King size, dark
wood. $50 (863)357-1929
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress not included,
excellent condition, $150
(863)634-3069
SECTIONAL- black, with 2 re-
cliners, great condition, sell
for $400. Moving must sell
(863)697-8881
UTILITY CART- drop leaf, tile
top with 2 stools, $75
(83)467-7017



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


CCI PRIMERS, 250 large rifle
mag., 550 small mag. pistol,
500 small pistol,. 3500 prim-
ers. $60 (863)357-3107 aft 5
COLT 38, Special 4" police
positive, Blued Stag Horn
grips. $300 or trade.
(772)461-8822
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



BOW FLEX EXTREME 2, Rare-
ly used. $600. or best offer.
(863)634-2656


ELEC POWER CHAIR- joystick
oper, four wheel base, chrger,
footrest, instruction book,
$1000 (863)801-6149
LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
cellent condition, $750 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
WHEELCHAIR- Padded with
extra seat cushion. Excellent
condition. $125.
(863)357-8788


AVON, 58 older pcs., mostly
full, most all in boxes, $50
for all. (863)357-6113 Buck-
head Ridge Area.
GATSBY WHIRLPOOL TUB -
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept in-
side, great condition. W/Cover.
$2000. (863)843-0913
GLASS DISPLAY CASES- (4)
with light, L48" x H36" x
D24", $100 for all will sell
sep. (863)675-6061
PROPANE TANKS, (2), 100
lb. $50 will sell separately.
(863)357-21130655
SUNQUEST 2000S 10 BULB
Tanning Canopy. $300.
863-634-5888



ODE BANJO- made by Gretch,
$1400 (239)657-4581
ORGAN- Yamaha with stand.
$25. (863)357-1929


AFRICAN HOUSE SNAKE, 21/2
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.
(863)763-3451
BLUE HEALER/BORDER Collie
Lovable, great w/kids. $50.
863-634-1343 after 5pm.
DOBERMAN, 2 V2 years old,
black & tan, registered, fe-
male. $400 (863)763-1504
DOG CRATE, 30"W, 32"H,
48"L. "GREAT CRATE"
#6000. Like new. $75

JACK RUSSEL- female, lyr
old, all shots, spayed, needs
room to run, $75
(863)697-8731
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER
PUPS, AKC, 2 left, 1 male, 1
female. $350ea 863-634-4076.
LAB PUPPIES- AKC, yellow,
Champ Bloodline, parents on
premises, S/W/HC, $650
(863)357-1841
MIN-SCHNAUZER, Salt-Pep-
per male, AKC reg., Health
papers included. $500.
(863)763-4052 or 634-8691
Oceanic Aquarium, 200 gal-
lon, w/8 filtration systems,
oak base cabinet w/6 doors,
$1200. (239)410-3784
PUPPIES, Welsh Pembroke
Corgis, born 4/27/06, 2F/1M,
2 sets of shots & heartworm
preventative. $500
(863)467-8180 or 634-1111
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TURKEYS, GUINEAS, DUCKS,
DOVES, PIGEONS, GOATS,
POT BELLY PIGS & RABBITS
(863)675-4981



WATER SOFTENER SYSTEM:
Complete w/pump & new
water tank. $350 firm.
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POOL, above ground, 16x3,
with accessories. $75
(863)673-6295


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



HOME THEATER, RCA, 500.
watts, 6 speakers, DVD
player, FM radio. $90
(863)484-0110
SUB WOOFER 15"
MA Audio, holds 900 watts, in.
sealed box. New, $140.
863634-6476
SURROUND SOUND- RCA
DIGITAL, 400 watts, 5 speaker
& sub woofer w/remote &
manual. $125 863)697-8906
SURROUND SYSTEM- Pana-
sonic, 5 spkrs, subwoofer,
exc sound & quality $300
neg (863)697-9075


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


COMPRESSOR- 80 Gal, 5hp
220. Airco welder AC/DC heli-
welder. Parts Washer, Heavy
duty. $500. (863)357-3981
CRAFTSMAN COMPRESSOR
2hp, 20 gal., twin cyl., hose,
portable, 150psi. $75.00
.863-697-2033
CUTTING TORCH acetylene
outfit, w/cart, $300.
(561)633-1371.
GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate, 4000 watts, de-
pendable power, $250
(863)675-4970
GENERATOR- Guardian, 12KW
w/ATS LP or Nat gas, New
$2500.(863)467-9390


GENERATOR: TITAN 8500,
Brand new. Electric start
w/keys. $2500.
(863)675-4079 LaBelle.
GENERATOR: TITAN, Brand
new. Never used. Value $4350
Now $2000. (863)675-4079
LaBelle.
HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
ers & trolley. $600.
(863)763-6629
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with attachments, 4
HP, wet/dry, exc cond $20
(863)675-2596



VACUUM CLEANERS, (2), Kir-
by, with all attachments.
$300 will sell separately.
(863)763-5011


VCR- Sharp, 2yrs old, 35 mo-
vies, 1 XXX & several blank
tapes $150 or trade for pistol
(772)461-8822


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


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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed. Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 81 5
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies,"
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds.'Plants/
Flowers 865




TNA HAY FOR SALE
S$10 per bale. Also Horses
for Sale. Call (863)467-2483
or 561-635-1257.


APHA YEARLINGS, variety of
colors & prices, up to date
on all shots. (863)467-8180
or (863)634-1111
APPALOOSA GELDING, white,
12 years old. $1000
863)763-0367 or
863)801-1849
APPENDIX MARE, 7 years, 16
hands, Easy Jet blood lines,
$1600 or best offer.
(772)519-2292.
HORSE PANELS (Pipe): 8
pieces plus gate. All for $315
will sep. (863)675-3054 .
HORSE, TRAILER & TACK-
Pkg deal. Beautiful Quarter
horse, 12 yr old Mare.
$2000. (863)357-1693
HORSE TRAILER, 2-horse,
needs some work, tongue
pull, good floor. $500 or best
offer. (954)520-6707
PALOMINO GELDING- 5 yrs,
15.3 hand, Not a beginner
horse. $1500.

QUARTER HORSE MARE- 6yrs
old, bred to bik & wh paint,
very gentle, $1500
(239)340-8503
ROPING SADDLE- new, $550
(863)674-1355
R.R. APPALOOSA, Gelding, 6
years. $1200 or best offer.
(863)763-2379
SADDLE HORSE, registered,
spotted, "Cherokee", 13 yrs
young, UTD vaccs, exo. 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


ARIENS ZERO TURN, 42" cut,
Good condition. Garage kept.
$850. (863)447-2130
COMMERCIAL S/P MOWER-
Snapper, 21", works good,
freshly serviced, $75 firm
(561)676-0427
FINISH MOWER- 5ft, Bush
Hog, $500 excellent condi-
tion (863)697-3008
LONG 2510 TRACTOR &
BUSHHOG, fair condition,
runs good, $4000 or best of-
fer. (863)697-3400
MOWER DECK, 42", came off
Yard King mower, $60:
(863)532-9182
OMC BOBCAT with bucket &
forks, fair cond., runs good,
$4000 or best offer.
(863)697-3400
RIDING MOWER: John Deere
STX 46. $500. (863)634-3280
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 42"
cut, 16hp, autE shift, $400
(863)697-2032
TORO YARD TRACTOR, 12.5
hp, with attachments, $250
or best offer. (239)210-1608


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

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classi-
fleds.


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos,'
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property .
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 060



N. of OKEE 2 Br,1 Ba
12 mi. Nof Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vldp(@surfinthenet.net
OKEE. Furnished. Efficiency
$800. mo. Util. furnished.
1st, Last & Sec. Non Smok-
ing Envi. (863)801-4949
OKEECHOBEE EFFICIENCY- Ig
bedroom, in town, no pets,
1st & sec + util, $500/mo.
.(863)634-0322
SAMATHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
Avail. 8-01-06, Behind Cap.
D's. 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., W/D,
$900 mo. + 1st, last & sec.
dep. (863)467-9250



OKEECHOBEE RIM CANAL
4.33 acres, 2,000+ sq. ft.
home, possible multi-family or
commercial use. $1,3,0,000.
Call John @ The Tucker
Group. (863)697-0413


BASSINGER, 3br, 1ba CBS,
Carport, 16060 NW 144th Ave
$950. mo. + 1st, Last & $500
Sec. dep. 863-467-5965
BASSWOOD: 3 BR/2 Ba, 1 Car
Garage. Fresh Paint. Cathedral
ceilings. Very nice. Pets ok.
$1250 mo. 863-697-1465
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
Pets. (863)763-6541
OKEE., 2, Story, 3BR/2.5BA,
2 car garage, Blue Heron,
golf, waterfront. $1500.
(863)467-1254
OKEE. 2br, 1ba, 1 ac., Shed,
CA, Appl. incl. No pets $850.
mo. + 1st, last & sec. deps
Cr/ck req. (863)447'-2-130
OKEE, 3BR. 1BA, 1 r I .
Comp. CiA'.'Jl' L'", lyO
yard, bring pets. $1300 mo.
1st/last/sec. (561)723-2226
OKEE. Edwards Sub-Division,
2br, 1.5 ba, w/den on 1.5
ac. Corner lot $1100. mo.
Neg. 1st, Last & Sec. dep.
229-758-6386 or
863-634-7723
OKEE HOUSES FOR RENT
3/2 & 3/1, Completely renovat-
ed. $1200-$1400 mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last; sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461



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

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


?RB i^


BRAND NEW IN OKEECHOBEE
DIRECT FROM BUILDER- 2
to choose from, 3br,2ba, on
large lot, end of quiet cul-de-
sac, designed by famous
Palm Beach Architect, tile
throughout, all amenities,
$205,000 (561)718-2822 or
cpbirdie@adelphia.net
BRENTWOOD SUBDIVISION-
Brand new Executive Home.
4/3 w/formal Dining & Den.
Many upgrades that you
must see. Total SF approx
2900. Call for appt
863-763-4106. Priced under
appraised value. Ready for
immediate occupancy.
LEASE W/OPTION TO BUY- Lg
3/2, w/Sea Wall & Lake ac-
cess, $199.,500,
(863)634-5236


LAKE ACCESS:Must See!l -
Waterfront Large 3 BR, 2 BA :..
w/Sea Wall. $199,500. Owner
finance w/ 20% down.
(863)357-1352
jean hmh@earthlink.net
Okeechobee, 2BR/2BA
55+ Resort Community.
Florida room & storage room.
New furniture, flooring, kitchen
appliances, dishwasher & roof.
$88,000 (863)467-5868
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1, on 2
lots, Beautiful no access Ga'
nal, lots of trees, currentlyly
used as 2/1 w/apt that pays
mortgage. Was $129,500 RE'
DUCED to $122,500 for quick
sale (863)532-9355.
OKEECHOBEE- CBS, 3/2',-
screened in porch, in Palm
Creek. (863)763-7876
PALM CREEK: 3 Bdrm., 2'/2
Ba. w/2 car garage. Excellenli
condition. $235,000..
(561)262-9191


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


Cypress Creek, 5.05 acres of
green pasture, off Hwy. 70,
2 mi. to town, buildable lotf
Illustrated Properties, Isa-
belle Schillo, 561-385-5379
ischillo@adelphia.net

Mobile Homes ;



Mobile Home Lots 2005 1
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Homes -Rent 2015 I
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




Newly Remodeled,
2BR/1.5BA, w/front edition,;
$750 dep., $200 weekly-,;
(863)634-8674. 1
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,-
$600/mo, 1st, last & security i
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.
PINE RIDGE ESTATES: 2 BR.,.-:
1 BA, Fenced yard & garage,,
$850 mo., 1st,'last & sec.,
dep. (863)634-7622 .



BRAND NEW 24'X 44' .i
3BR/2BA, Delivery & Set Up .
for $70,000. 239-691-2549
Ask for Billy. .
DOUBLEWIDE
Seller Needs Cash!
1/5 acres on Kissemee River,
Highland County. $95,000.-
G.Coyle-Prudential Realty
(863)385-9141

Recreation K



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



Aluminum boat trailer made?
by Pioneer, will hold up to ar
20ft boat, single axle, 14" tires.
$850 neg. (863)763-7609 4
CAROLINA SKIFF- '12, $800.
(863)261-3874
EVENRUDE 115, 17ft., runs.&
great, wide boat, turn key .
ready. $1600'
(863)467-1290
PONTOON BOAT, 1991, 20 Ft.,
Aluminum. New. trailer & Car-
pet. Overhauled motor. $400Q.,-i
or best offer 863-234-9663
SAIL BOAT- 23ft, w/trailer,
$1200 or best offer?
(239)470-3701 LaBelle
SEA KAYAK, Touring Style,
Model Prijon Kodiak, 17 Ft,C .
Good condition. $400'..)
(863)357-7406 ,.,
Sea Kayak, Touring Style., '
Northwest Pursuit, 17', excr...
cond., $600. (863)357-7406.


Bus converted into RV, rebuilt,
eng., runs great, $1500 firm..
239-657-3387 or-
505-317-5577. .
SHADOW CRUISER- '98 slide
in camper, fully contained,
like new, $2500
(863)675-0604
SOUTHWIND' 86- 34',,49K
orig miles, sips 7, new tires,-.
generator, good cond.,
9800 neg (863)467-8161 $
VOLTAGE BOOSTER, Protects
appliances, increases low volt-
age w/built in surge protection. .-
$300 (863)467-6696 .
WINNEBAGO '85: 26 Ft., Sips,,
8, Generator, Many cabinets,
good tread. Good cond. Low,
miles. $7,000 (772)284-1194. ,;


-p
BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-->
rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs.,
great. $700 (863)763-7609,"
MERC ALUMINUM PROP-.:
Like new, Fits 90hp. Hub kit
included. $70.'
(863)763-1424
OUTBOARD MOTOR- 7.5hp-,
Mercury w/6 gal tank. $3501
(863)357-0616
OUTBOARD MOTOR '92',-
150hp OMC, freshwater, full,
controls, stainless steel prop,.
$2400 neg. (863)236-0100


HONDA CBR 600 1994:,
$2000 or best offer.
(863)634-2656 "









Okeechobee News, Friday, July 21, 2006 _


SUZUKI BLVD C50T, '05,
bik./chrome, saddle bags,
wind shield, shift drive, liquid
cooled, 12.5k mi., clean,
40+mpg., $4,800
(863)467-9390
YUMBO CRUISER- 200 CC,
Good beginner bike. $2500.
(863)801-4949



GO CART- 2 seater, gas pow-
ered, runs good, $150
(863)467-8723
GO CART- Manco 6.5hp 2
seater, new tires, runs great,
$850. (863)674-0539. La-
Belle
GO CART- Murray, 6.0 HP, 1
seater, runs great, new rear
tires. $650. (863)674-0539
tLaBelle.
HONDA RANCHER ES '04
$3500. 863-675-6568
JET SKI, '96, 3 seater, $2500
or best offer or trade for four,
wheeler. (863)673-0104
POLARIS TRAIL BOSS 325,
'01, new chain & sprockes,
runs very good, $2200.
S(863)697-2525


READING A
NEWSPAPER..
makes you a more informed
a nd interesting persu. No
Wonder newspaper readers
* are more wuessfultl


Automobiles



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



CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- '94,
White with rims. Stereo,
Leather int. Runs & looks
great. $4500.863-673-6266
CAMARO Z28 '84- T-tops.
Strong V8 w/headers, new
tires, brakes & calibers
$2000 (863)675-0088
CHEVY CAMARO- '94, Red, T-
Tops, CD player. $2500.
(863)634-5888
CHEVY CORSICA '91, 82k,
runs excellent. $1000
(863)763-7950
COUGARS- A pair, '87, 1 runs
good & 1 for parts. $300.
(863)673-6266
DONATE UNWANTED/UN-
USED VEHICLE- to a Florida
Non-Profit. Pickup within 72
hrs (866)855-0902
FORD MUSTANG, 1965,
$1500. (863)983-5357 ask
for Ed.
FORD MUSTANG '80, Classic,
6 cyl.; good shape. $2500
(863)467-0139 Iv. message
OLDSMOBILE 98 1992, Good
condition. Needs work. $1500.
(863)763-0084


FORD PROBE, '92, black, runs
good, cold a/c, new water
pump, new tires, $1200 or
est offer. (239)784-8449
FORD THUNDERBIRD '94
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, Op,
2nd owner, cold airall pow-
er, $1800 (863)467-6805
OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME SL
'94, 6 cyl., tinted windows,
needs compressor. $2500
(863)467-0139 Iv. message
SAAB COUPE- '92, Blue,
Leather seats, Sun roof.
Needs Alt. belt, $1200. Neg.
(863)675-7878
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $200. or best offer.
(863)673-6266
TOYOTA CAMRY LX '91- 4dr,
auto, runs good, great gas
mileage, $1800 or best offer
(863)697-3045 for details
VOLVO 240 DL '90, Wagon,
runs good, 131k, $2200 or
best offer. (863)357-5977


CLUB CAR, Refurbished,
$2500 or best offer.
239-691-2549


Gilbert
OLF CARS


&
O YAMAHA
New & Used

C. allSe--


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


ADAPTOR KIT- For Jeep
Wrangler to V8 Chevy en-
gine. Headers, Adaptor
plates $250. (863)674-0898
AXLES, for '62-'65 Volvo
PV544 Sedan, $200 or best
offer, will sell separately.
(863)635-0772
CHEVY CAPRICE '86, Does
not run, needs motor work, 4
new tires. $600 or best offer.
(561)996-9264
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $1000.863-634-5888
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE '94-
damage in front, good mo-
tor, new tires & trans axle
$200 (863)697-3008
REAR SEAT- Jeep Wrangler,
$100. (863)674-0898
RIMS & TIRES, 20", off of a
Dodge 1500, $1500.
(863)673-2671
RIMS- (4) 16X7 Dodge Ram
PU Rims, semi metallic silver
w/clear coat, fits 96-01
$200 neg. (863)697-8906
RIMS-(4) 20", Dodge, tires &
wheels, $700 or best offer
(561)996-9264
TIRES & RIMS, for a CJ7,
35/12.50R15, Procomp,
with spare tire & hardware,
$500 neg. (863)357-2113
TIRES (2) brand new Good-
year Integrity, P205/65R15,
$160 for the pair
(863)675-3322
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $450
neg. (863)697-032.8


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.
(863)675-0790.
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall: $800 (863)697-0467


CADILLAC SLS '96, Fully
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..
(863)634-4076
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
(954)298-7925
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 r
CHEVY STEPSIDE PICKUP
TRUCK, '64, runs good, little
rust, 62k mi., $2499 firm.
(863)467-0380
FORD RANGER '84 4X4
V6, w/title. Needs alignment.
Perfect Play Truck!! $2000 or
best offer. 863-254-3580
GMC 1 TON PICK UP 1988,
Asking $500 or best-offer.
(863)610-2190
NISSAN PICKUP 1995 w/Ext.
Cab. 95K mls. Very good
condition. Asking $2500 or
best offer. (863)697-0000


TONNEAU COVER- Florida
Line, Fits '99-Current. Ford Su-
perduty Shortbed. Maroon 6
mos. $700. (863)467-8248

FInd It faster. Sel It soon-
ep In the classifleds


CHEVY BLAZER '88 auto,
pwr., runs good, new mtr.,
needs minor body wk. $800 or
best offer. 863-387-0563
FORD EXPLORER- '98, Eddie
Bauer, Loaded, Excellent
condition. 66,750 mi.
$6490. (239)340-9407
FORD EXPLORER XLT V8- '96
.Great Condition. $4100.
863-763-2188
GMC Suburban SLE, '93, has
all the toys, drivers, side front.
end damage, 145,7.00 mi.,
$1800 neg. (863)763-4149


CAR HAULER, $1200
(863)697-2434
CAR TOW DOLLY- Complete,
Good condition. $500.
(863)467-4253
TRAILER, usedfor motorcy-
cle, $400 (863)673-6295
UTILITY TRAILER- 16', Excel-
lent condition. $1000. or
best offer. (863)675-6568
WELDING RIGGED TRAILER,
w/5th wheel hitch, new tires,
overhead crane, 2 ton chain
hoist+ $800 (863)763-3451


DODGE 250 PASSENGER VAN
'89, 3/4 ton, auto, 360 good
shape. $1200 or best offer:
(863)673-5062
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



NISSAN QUEST VAN 1995,
Leather interior. Very good
condition. 1 Owner. Garage
kept. $2000..(863)357-0028

Public notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500








LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ.Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 4th day of August 2006
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing arind storage. Year, Make, Model &
VIn's as follows:
1990 Red Chevy C1500
1GCDC14H6LE236996
1994 Green Ford Explorer
1FMDU34XORUB13169
1994 Green Cadillac Devllie
1G6KF52Y4RU287410
1985 Blue Toyota Camry
JT2SV12H6F0289275
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-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
guarantees.
149658 ON 7/21/06


Community Events


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

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

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 u until Aug. 12. Proof of eligibility is needed to qual-
iy, for the supplies For information; to make donations; or to inquire
about getting supplies for your child, call the Mission at (863) 763-5725.

River meeting planned
Kissimmee River Valley Public Use and Recreation meeting will be
hMld Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Basinger Commu-
nity Center located on U.S. 98, south of the Kissimmee River. The pur-
pose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for South Florida Water
Management District to meet with community members that are inter-
ested in using the restored Kissimmee River Valley region for public use
and recreation. For information, contact Jeff McLemore at 1-800-250
420Q, ext. 3022.

Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
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 meet-
ing is open to the public. The Healthy Start Coalition is part of a
statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and imple-
menting services for pregnant women and infants. The coalition is
made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and
healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, con-
tact executive director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.

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 interested
in learning more about the program is invited to attend the volun-
teers meeting and lunch on Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at the American Red
Cross Okeechobee Branch, 323 N. Parrott Ave. For information,
contact Lynn Vidulich at 800-773-1895.

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


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THEATRE I
' "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN"
Fri.@ 7:00 & 9:30. Sat. & Sun.


@ 2:00, 4:30, 7:15 & 9:40. Mon ,..
3:00 & 7:00. Tues., Wed. Thurs..
@ 2:00, 4:30, 7:10 & 9:00.


For Info
Call
S763-7202


0 THEATRE II
0 "YOU, ME & DUPREE"r p,,y l
o Fri. @ 7:00 & 9:00. Sat., Sun.,@
o 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00. Mon.
/ @ 3:00 & 7:00. Tues., Wed., '
o Thurs., @ 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00.
o
o THEATRE III
o "MONSTER HOUSE"(PG)
Fri. @ 7:00 & 9:00. Sat., Sun., @
2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00. Mon.,
0 @ 3:00 & 7:00. Tues., Wed.,
0 Thurs. @ 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00 P


Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W. Fifth Ave.
For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.

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 infor-
mation, call (772) 849-8120.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering par-
*enting 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 walks 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 Pattie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or
Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012..

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center; .1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers a
continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7 until 8 p.m.
Attendance each week earns participants an 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) 610-
0973.

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
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, 2101S. Parrott Ave., on the fourth Sat-
urday 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, condi-
tions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be
accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services available
at no charge to help people in their search for the right employee or job.
For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863) 462-5350.

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.

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: ohs1987reunion@hotmail.com

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 itssactivities to groups that would like to play
board ~arne., card g-mes and bingo. If anyone is interested or has-
any ideas, contact -Shei'la at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-
5183, or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held from
11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and
over.

Ornament sales benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on
brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical informa-
tion. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the orna-
ments will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool,
(863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple,
(863) 467-2487;-Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick,
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Preliminary Notic4 of Potential Conversion of Floodplain
The USDA, Rural Utilities Service, has received an application
for financial assistance from Okeechobee Utility Authority. The
proposed project consists of the construction of a wastewater
treatment plant expansion and deep-well Injection system at the
existing Cemetery Road Wastewater Treatment Facility. If
implemented, the proposed project will involve less than 20
acres of floodplain at the Cemetery Road Wastewater Treatment
Facility. The purpose of this notice Is to inform the public of this
proposed conversion and request comments concerning the
proposed project, alternative sites or actions that would avoid
these impacts, and methods that could be used to minimize
these impacts.
The environmental documentation regarding this proposed
project is available for review at the USDA Rural Development
Office in West Palm Beach, Florida. For questions regarding
this proposal contact Mr. Gregory L. Caruthers, 561-683-2285.
Any person interested in commenting on this proposal should
submit comments to the address above by August 21, 2006.
A general location map of the proposal is shown below.

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REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFBR)6ODOO 00 (9CN060677)
AUTOMATION OF EXI TIN GATE STRUCTURE S-65E,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406,
for Automation of Existin Gate Structure S-65E, Okeechobee County, FL on
Wednesday, August 16, 2106 at 2:30 .m. local time, at which timely submitted
bids will be opened and publicly read. Werk includes: furisinstall pest con-
crete building w/fencing & landscaping; RTU panel, gate control panel & antenna
& all wiring/conduit to connect new controls; stilling wells & staff gauges & auto-
matic water sampler; modifications to existing power distribution. An OPTIONAL
pre-bid conference will be held on Monday, July 31, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at
S-65E. From intersection of SR 70 & US 441, west on SR 70 approx 8.5 miles to
NW 1281h AV. Left on NW 128AV mile to the Kisslmmee River & S-65E. For
directions call (863) 462-5280.A site visit willimmediatelyfollow.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for free
at wwwsfa ind.gov, purchasing a set for $78.00 at the above address, by calling
(561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The
public is invited to attend the bid opening. Information on the status of this so-
licitation can be obtained at our web site www.sfwmd.gov.
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