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School sales tax
holiday in effect
TALLAHASSEE Governor
JebBush is encouraging Floridi-
ans and but-of-state shoppers
alike to take advantage of the
state's sales tax holiday, which.
S took effect on Saturday, July 22,
runs until midnight on July 30.
The sales tax .holiday is on
books, clothing, footwear, and,
certain school supplies and is
expected to save taxpayers
more than $39 million.
"I am delighted that millions
of Floridians will again have the
opportunity to save money dur-
ing the sales tax holiday," said
Governor Bush. "I'm particularly
pleased that shoppers will again
be able to save` money on
books. Reading is a critical part
of lifelong learning and success,
and the sales tax holidays a
great way for families to save
S mone\ while encouraging read-
ihg.-Pge 3 .
SLandis regains
the overall lead
MONTCEAU-LES-MINES
(AP) American Floyd Landis.
regained the overall lead in the'
^.j Tour de France on Saturday, like-
ly assuring him the title Sunday
inParis.
The race against the clock,
won by Ukraine's Serhiy Hon-
char, had shaped up as the deci-
sive stage in one of the most
topsy-turvy Tours in years.
"I could not be happier,"
Landis said, adding he had been
nervous before the stage. "It's
one of the best days of mylife."
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i Drought Index
Current: 423
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.26 feet


Lake level ,- .
Last Year: .V
16.58 feet
(SOURCE:.
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)


Index

Classifieds . . 11-13
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ...... .... .9
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ 6
TV . . . . . . . .9
Weather ............ 2
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Bill protects OCSO workers


Bill protects
sworn deputies
and civilians.

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Campaign promises are usual-
ly just rhetorical statements, but
the Florida Legislature helped
make one of Sheriff Paul May's
promises come to fruition.
The Career Service Bill went
into effect on July 1 and will give
many employees of the Okee-


chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) peace of mind by assur-
ing them they won't lose their.
job when a new sheriff takes
office. -
Basically, the bill states that all
full-time sworn deputies and
civilians under the employ of the
OCSO do not -have to worry
about losing their jobs due to
political issues in an election.
The provisions of the bill,'
however, do not apply to the
sheriff, undersheriff, special
deputies or members ':f the
OSCO auxiliary or reserve unit.
The bill also does not apply to


part-time deputies, as defined by
the Criminal Justice Standards
and. Training Commission,
unle'- they are employed full-
time by the OCSO.
During his bid for office, Sher-
.iff May made implementation of
this act one of the major building
blocks of his platform.
"1I always- thought, those
deputies and other Workers who
*were doing their jobs and were
not in a command position
sh[,uld be protected, and this
\ as one worry that that they and
their families should not have to
go through every four years,"


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Special io INi/Heport oi ire Evergiaoes tngineerring rusbee., ur9a
Brown's store was near Belle Glade. This photo appeared in the Report of the Ever-
glades Engineering Trustees, 1913. .

Watershed problems being addressed


By MaryAnn Morris


From west of Orlando to Key
West, from Fort Myers to Stuart,
West Palm Beach, Okeechobee.
Moore Ha-len. Cle\Aiston, Paho.
kee, Belle Glade and South Bay
are all in the same watershed.
South Florida does seem flat,
but in reality, it is geographically
and topographically divided into
- five. .major "bowls" water-
sheds, water management dis-
tricts and ours, the South Florida
Water Management District is
the largest and the southern-
most.
The local area watershed has
the Kissimmee River, Lake Okee-
chobee and the Everglades,
some of the most prime farm
land in the, United States (year-
around) and some of the most
prime real estate also. Land
speculalior has been the rule in


Florida since Hamilton I
James Moore,- Alonzo
and Henry Flagler. None
has changed, just differed
in a different time.
Water is the key: fishing
ing, beaches, homes,
groves, herds, enough w
too much water.
In the early days of the
development, the problem
too much water and cat
people drowned. In res
government agencies di


Lafie Ol:0e1ctWibe:arid llrai-il'
i ened the Kissimnmee Rier The
',aie drained do,'.', ,Ti he Ki'-,. ui-
nimee faster. I\\ drier, but at er.'
carried silt do\nriive-i, too, arind
iri tiihe lake, \\ here irit ru its
Population gre'\: more
roads, buildings and water Ian
fa si o-I them, io:'. But 'diking and
drairing brought net' problenins:
Disston, water rationing, too much fresh
Clewis water into the ocean and gulf
estuares, muck in Lake Okee-
of that chobee. With the dike in place
nt faces the silt from the lake can not
spread out over the rich fields at.
g, boat- the south end of the lake.
crops, In some areas of the Ever-
rater or glades Agricultural Area, the
ground level is six feet lower
e state's than it was a generation or so
em was ago. The dik, hi,,lds the silt back
ttle and from the fields.
sponse,
keId big See Watershed Page 2


said the sheriff. "Upon assuming
the office of sheriff, this career
protection was one of.my first
priorities."
Career service or permanent
status is reached once an
employee of the sheriff's office
has been there for one calendar
year. If an employee has been
placed on disciplinary probation
for a period of six months, or has
been terminated and then
rehired, they must again com-
plete a year of service before
they are granted permanent sta-
tus.
The bill goes on to state that


an employee with career service
status can only be suspended or
dismissed for cause, and that
written notice of the proposed
action must be offered as well as
a chance to respond to the rea-
son for his suspension or dis-
missal. It doe's, go on to state,
however, that under extraordi-
nary situations an employee may
be" suspended or dismissed
immediately. Then, that employ-
ee must be given the reasons)
for the action within 24 hours, or
-as soon as possible.

See Bill- Page 2


School board


unveils budget


for coming year


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It's budget time again. At their
meeting Monday night; the Okee-
chobee County School Board
will approve for advertisement'
the tentative millage rate and ten-
tative budget for the coming
schoolyear.
One mil equals one dollar for
every one thousand dollars of
assessed value.
They are. also scheduled to


approve for advertisement three
amendments to board policy.
The first proposed amend-
mrent, name and address of
employee, requires all employ-
ees who have a name or address
change to notify the human
resources office and the depart-
ment of education. It would also
require employees to maintain
any required licenses in their
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Ashley gang was linked to lake area


By.Twila Valentine
.Edited by MaryAnn Morris
From 1977 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspapers
of Florida was privileged to have
. on staff a superb writer and his-
torian, Twila Valentine. Mrs.
Valentine wrote much about the
history of the people and places
around Lake Okeechobee and
about the lake itself. Together
with Okeechobee's Betty.
.Williamson, president of the
Okeechobee Historical Society,
she co-authored a book, now in
its second printing, "Strolling
down Country Roads in Okee-
chobee."
The following story comes,
from an. interview with Lola
Upthegrove Williams, younger
sister of Laura Upthegrove.
Laura Upthegrove was outlaw
JohnAshley's "sweetheart."
The Ashley Gang was a group
of outlaws who rampaged over
South Florida in the years before
and after World War I, robbing
banks and killing those who got
in their way.
According to accounts from
the time, John Ashley shot a
Seminole Indian, DeSoto Tiger,
in order to steal furs. He was
tried and sentenced to death, but
escaped (with the help of the
local sheriff, who always had a
soft spot for him). After that, a
wanted man, he teamed up with
his nephew, Hanford Mobley,,
and two other men and robbed
and killed up and down the
lower east coast of Florida.


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St. Lucie County) while trying to
escape the state.
John Ashley was from the
Lake Okeechobee area original-
ly, but he had a little known tie to
Okeechobee.
Lola Upthegrove Williams, in
an interview with Twila Valen-
tine on Aug. 21, 1988, told the
story of her sister, Laura and
John Ashley.
And she told a different story:
"My older sister, Laura, she's
the one that went down in histo-
ry with John Ashley. You know
the story they published about
that and it was all wrong. She
was a good woman and he was
a good man.
"He and my sister never got
married. That was because she
was already married. Her hus-
band left her but she was still
married to him, so she and John
were just sweethearts. Now, that
was something you just didn't
do much of back then. Nowa-
days, they live together and not


be married'and no one thinks
anything of it.
"He killed the first time in self
defense. He would come to our
.house in the night time and no
dog would ever bark at him.
When he came, every kid would
be up in his lap before he was
there for 30 minutes. Poppa
always said if a dog liked a man
and a kid liked him, he would be
all right and that's the kind of
man John Ashley was. He was a
good man.
"As it really went, John Ashley
was a young man and he was
with his Indian '(the son of a
chief). They was his friends and
they were in this boat and it was
full of hides, some kind of hides.
He was in the back and he saw
in the water the shadow of this
Indian and he was coming up
with a knife from the back. John
turned with his gun and shot
him. John was just a kid and he
got scared. (This was in 1911
and John was 18 years old.) He
parked the boat somewhere that
the other Indians had parked
their boats.and he ran.
"They went to hunting him.
That man killed that Indian in
self defense. There's a lot of men
in Raiford Prison who are there
and didn't do what the law
decided they did and there's a lot
of people walking around on the
street who's done a lot worse.
"Laura was good to every-
body. She had lots of friends. She
always had money. She had a
See Gang Page 2


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This poster for the "Notorious Ashley Gang shows the mem-
bers of the gang and John and Laura, "King and Queen of the
Everglades."


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nice home in Palm Beach. She was
just good-hearted. She always had
a house full of people. Anybody
could go there and stay.
"She wasn't beautiful, but her
actions and her personality was
real good. That's what she got by
with. She loved people. Now, she
was a good dresser. She kept her
hair fixed good and herself fixed
good and she always helped peo-
ple. She never run anybody off.
"She killed herself in 1927. She
was born around 1900, so she
weren't very old. That was the.
fourth time. She tried to kill her-
self three times. She was in Jail in
Okeechobee when they didn't
have a jail and she was shut up in
that room. (According to Tommy
Markham she was arrested by
Pogy Bill Collins.) I think her driv-
ing and drinking was the prob-
lem. She'd drink bad and she'd
drive when she was drinking. She
loved her liquor. One time she
tried to kill herself by drinking
iodine. It made her sick, but it did-
n't kill her. It did leave a mark on
the outside of her neck that you
could see where she had drank it.
"The paper said she drank
Lysol when she finally did kill her-
self, but I'm not sure of that. It


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Special to INI/Paul Koegel
The Sebastian Bridge was completed in 1911. Sheriff Meritt
hung a chain with a red lantern across it to catch the Ashley
Gang as they tried to escape the state.
might have been mosquito dope Mrs. Valentine's notes indicate
or both. She died in Canal Point that she looked through the
where we had lived and she's cemetery at Port Mayaca for sev-
buried with the family at Port May- eral hours looking for Laura's
aca. That's our graveyard." grave without finding it. She offers
(According to an account writ- two possibilities. The graveyard at
ten by Betsy Perdichizzi that Port Mayaca did not exist before
appeared in the Marco Island the mass burial following the
Times in 2005, Laura was 1928 hurricane, which would
depressed because she was mean that Laura is buried some-
mourning John's death. Accord- where else. Another possibility is
ing to another account, she was that she had been so notorious
angry that John Ashley was leav- during her lifetime and then com-
ing her in Florida and she had pounded that by taking her own
turned him in to Sheriff Meritt, life, and was denied a "Christian"
then regretted it.) burial. If so, there's a possibility


special to INI/www.geocities.
women behind the men
A larger version of the photo
of John Ashley and Laura
Upthegrove, who were
sweethearts all the while the
gang was robbing banks.
she is buried in an unmarked
grave somewhere in the comer of
the cemetery. Mrs. Valentine
notes that there are several such
graves there scattered in the cor-
ners with just small stones mark-
ing them. There is nothing written
on the markers to give nay inkling
of just who is buried there.


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Continued From Page 1
legal name.
The second, proposed amend-
ment revises the code of student
conduct.
The last proposed policy
amendment to be considered
would require part time coaches
to have CPR training and training
about the dangers of drug use.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
-approve a change order for the
roof top init replacement at Year-
ling Middle'School;
-approve a change order to the'


Continued From Page 1
The bill also provides that a
newly-elected sheriff has the
right to replace employees with
the rank of captain or above,
including the executive secre-
tary, with the personnel of his
choosing. The new sheriff can
either offer these employees
another position or terminate
them. Career service employees
at the rank of lieutenant may be
reduced to the next lowest rank
NS|| at the current maximum pay
S step.
Actions affecting the undersh-
eriff, colonels, majors, directors
or executive staff equivalents
cannot be appealed. Also, dis-
missals or demotions due to
across-the-board actions by the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners cannot
be appealed.
According to 'the bill, .career
service employees can appeal
such actions as dismissal, sus-
pension, demotion or reduction
in pay. When an appeal is offi-
cially made, an appeal board -
consisting of three employees of


kitchen renovation and HVAC
replacement at Yearling Middle
School;
-approve the K-12 comprehen-
sive reading plan for the coming
schoolyear;
-rescind the district perform-
ance based pay plan because if
has been replaced by another
plan;
-appoint an assistant principal
at Seminole Elementary School;
and
-revise personnel allocations
for the coming school year tc
delete one paraprofessional and
one custodian position.
The meeting will begin at 6
p.m. at the school board building,
700 S.W. Second Ave.


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Some say the answer is to flood
the sugar cane fields but the eco-
nomic impact of sugar farming on
the state is $560 million year.
Surprisingly, citrus is the thirsti-
est crop.
Flood all the farms? Agriculture
makes ,a $6.2 billion impact on
Florida's economy.
South Florida water ebbed and
flowed with the seasons for eons,
building the rich muck soil that so
readily feeds so many. Not just with
beans, peppers, tomatoes, radishes
and sugar, but with paychecks. A
total of 648,000 million jobs
depend on Florida agriculture.
Thirty percent of all the land in
the state is farmed.
Water and land area also
required for recreation fishing,
boating, hiking, hunting and bird-
ing. A lot of other people want this.
That makes Florida a popular place
to be.
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state-sanctioned development con-
cept, Adams Ranch in St. Lucie
County will remain mostly as it is.
Why? Because many owners of
large rural tracts of land love and
-respect its yields and its beauty.
Florida almost lost the Everglades
and these hardy ranchers, sons of
pioneer settlers aren't going to let
"progress"'take away the beauty of
the land.
Millions who a generation ago
might have flocked to sales tents of
new developments now want to
see distance uncluttered by poles,
wires and rooflines.
People want to watch a red-
tailed hawk fly. Besides, the devel-
opers have been building golf
courses for generations now, leav-
ing things alone is a new concept
and it sells. People finally realize
that not all change is progress.
Sometimes real progress means a
step to the side or, even two steps
back, riot rushing pell-mell for-
ward.
There's a very practical reason
too, that this is happening. For all
the summer rain and all its humidi-
ty, Florida's water supply is limited.
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by rain. Granted, over 50 inches of
rain falls on South Florida each
year, but much of that evaporates
in the heat and is drawn into the
intakes of hundreds of utility com-
panies. Whether the water is held
in a lake or underground, it is all
rain. No spring-fed underground
rivers feed waterways here.
Computer technology has
made it possible for huge masses
of date to be gathered and ana-
lyzed in ways the Florida pioneers
and those who came after could
not conceive. As a result, water
managers and scientists can have a
much better understanding of the
consequences of their plans and
actions on our watershed. Who
could have imagined images of
Florida taken by a camera device in
an orbiting satellite would be part
of the research?
'Thanks to the United States
Geological Survey, one of the many
partners working to restore
enough of the natural function of
the watershed to keep it all intact.
The federal funding for Compre-
hensive Everglades Restoration
Program, funded 50/50 by con-
gress and the state was approved
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Water Management District, as the
fee simple owner of the canals,
locks and other water control infra-
structure manages the construc-
tion of and state funds for the other
59 percent, all under the ever-
watchful eyes of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers. The COE has
more than 100 years experience
with mammoth construction proj-
ects.
CERP will build, reservoirs to
hold the extra summer water let
the aquatic plants feed on the nutri-
ents, let the fish spawn in the
weedy shallow water, then send
the not clean water out back out in
the drier weather when' it is need-
ed.
The eight Acceler8 projects of
CERP approved by Florida's Gover-
nor Jeb Bush are taking shape.
These eight projects are eight of the
CERP projects that will and can be
built quickest to store as much
water as possible as soon as possi-
ble.
What will be the final solution
to the leaky dike around Lake
Okeechobee is not yet known.
That will be another chapter in the
watershed saga.


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the sheriff's office will be
formed to hear the appeal and
then issue a ruling. The sheriff
will select one board member,
the employee will select a board
member and these two mem-
bers will then select the third
board member. This third mem-
ber must have a rank of lieu-
tenant or above and will act as
the chairman.
The board has no investiga-
tive power and can only act in a
fact-finding capacity. Members
served on the board voluntarily,
and can refuse to serve.
The sheriff does have the dis-
cretion to overrule the board's
findings.
"I'm very proud to be able to
obtain this for the employees of
the sheriff's office," said Sheriff
May. "I would like to thank Major
Noel Stephen, Captain Ronnie
White and Lieutenant Billy
Markham for their many hours
of hard work in preparing and
wording this law."
The sheriff went on to thank
Representative Richard Machek
and State Senator J.D. Alexander
for sponsoring the bill, and the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners for their
support.


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Everglades Elementary gets a new roof
A crew from Big Lake Roofing Enterprises is installing a new roof for Everglades Elemen-
tary. Principal, Jonie Ard, and assistant principal, Bill Ball (left) are talking with crew chief,
Danial Olivera (right) about the job. The old roof was 18 years old and in serious need of
replacement. Big Lake Roofing estimates the job should be completed within 2-3 weeks.


Obituaries


"Raymond C. Melear
Raymond C. Melear, age 67, of
Okeechobee, died July 22, 2006;
at Lawnwood Medical Center, Ft.
Pierce. He was born Nov. 16, 1938
'in Uleta and had been a resident
-of Okeechobee since 1968. He
was the
,owner/opera-
tor of the
Melear Dairy
and enjoyed
golf and gar-
dening.
He is sur-
vived by his
wife of 44 Raymond
years: Barbara C. Melear
Melear of
Okeechobee; his mother, Henret-
ta Melear of Avon Park, daughter,
Sloane Rae (Brad) Hester of Win-
ter Park, granddaughter, Bailey
Rae Hester and grandson, Dayton
Bradley Hester, both of Winter
Park. He is also survived by his sis-
ter, Debra (Tho:ima.c) Watkins of
Avon Park .
Services will be held Wednes-
day, July 26, at 11 a.m. at
Oakveiw Baptist Church, 677
S.W. 32 St. Pastor John Keith will
officiate. There will be a private
entombment at Evergreen
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations can be made in Mr.
Melear's name to Hospice of
,Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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Jack 'Jackie'
Harvey, Jr.
Jack 'Jackie' Harvey, Jr. age 74
of Okeechobee, died Friday, July
21, 2006, at his residence.
Mr. Harvey was born Jan. 2,
1932 in Florida. He was the son of
James Jackson Sr. and Jewell
Christine Harvey. Before retiring,
he was a self-employed carpenter
for many years. Mr. Harvey was a'
big supporter and very involved
with the Okeechobee High School
football and baseball teams.
He is survived by two daugh-
ters; Taffy Harvey Roberts of Okee-
chobee, and Marilyn Hollinsworth


of LaBelle, three sons, Leon Harvey
of Carrollton, Ga., Randy Harvey of
Moore Haven, and Mike Harvey of
Lakeport. In addition, he is sur-
vived by 14 grandchildren and six
great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Tuesday,
July 25, from 10 until 11 a.m. with
the funeral service following the
visitation at 11 a.m. at the Bass
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
neralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


TALLAHASSEE Governor Jeb
Bush is encouraging Floridians and
out-of-state shoppers alike to take
advantage of the state's sales tax
holiday, which took effect on Satur-
day, July 22, runs until midnight on
July 30. The sales tax holiday is on
books, clothing, footwear, and cer-
tain school supplies and is expect-
ed to save taxpayers more than $39
million.
"I am delighted that millions of
Floridians will again have the
opportunity to save money during
the sales tax holiday," said Gover-
nor Bush. "I'm particularly pleased
that shoppers will again be able to
save money on books. Reading is a
critical part of lifelong learning and
success, and the sales tax holiday is
a great way for families to save
money while encouraging read-
ing."
Under the sales-tax holiday law,
no state or local sales tax will be
charged on clothes, footwear,
books, and certain accessories sell-
ing for $50 or less. School supplies
selling for $10 or less will be tax-
exempt as well during this sales tax
holiday period.
Savings include:
Shoppers will pay no state or
local option sales tax when buying
books with a sales price of $50 or
less.
Shoppers will pay no state or
local option sales taxes on pur-
chases of clothing, footwear, and
certain accessories with a sales
price of $50 or less per item.
Shoppers will pay no state or
local option sales tax on purchases
of certain school supplies with a
sales price of $10 or less per item.
"This sales tax holiday has
always coincided with back-to-
school shopping timed to have
the maximum impact for Florida's
families as they purchase clothes,
shoes, books, and supplies," said
Senator Daniel Webster. "This is an
excellent tax break that helps all


Floridians."
"This legislation has become an
annual opportunity to support
Florida families with a back-to-
school shopping tax break," said
Representative Ray Sansom.
"We're helping millions of Floridi-
ans save money while preparing


for the new school year."
The sales tax holiday will save
shoppers an estimated $32.1 mil-
lion in state sales tax and an addi-
tional $7.2 million in county sales
taxes. Regular sales tax holidays
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CRIME RATE: Our Governor Jeb Bush has announced the crime
rate in Florida is the lowest as it has ever been in 34 years. On the same
day, a coastal television station advised that the crime rate is down
from the earlier years in all of the surrounding counties except Okee-
chobee County, where the crime rate is up 6 percent for the year. Also,
If in fact it is true (per our governor) that the majority of the crimes are
being committed by habitual offenders, than why are our elected
judges not addressing this concern? We, in this fine county of Okee-
chobee, have Chief Davis of the City Police Department and Sheriff
Paul May who has a county wide jurisdiction who, I feel should be
standing on the desk of our judges demanding something being done
with the habitual offenders. Then maybe we can stand up and boast
too that we have a low crime rate in this up and coming fine communi-
ty. By the way, I failed to complement the chief and sheriff for providing
honest and straight forward statistics to the Federal Bureau of Investi-
gation and Florida Department of Law Enforcement regarding crime
in Okeechobee County.

Editor's Note: While the figure indicates that the crime rate is up
6.6 percent in Okeechobee County that is, in actuality, misleading.
According to the state, the population in Okeechobee County has
dropped from 38,004 in 2004 to 37,765 in 2005. A statement with
which Sheriff Paul May vehemently disagrees. This state's population
figure means that if the county's crime rate was the same in 2005 as in
2004, it would actually reflect an increase since the crime rate is tied
to the population. Conversely, if the population went up the crime
rate would drop. The figures reported for the state crime report are
only for the offenses of murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated
assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft. For more on this,
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Community Events

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

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

AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer committee is currently seeking individuals interested in
helping with the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this
year, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a can-
cer survivor or would like to be a team leader or volunteer, con-
tact 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. Class-
es will not be held during the month of July. For information, call
(863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-6320.

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





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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 from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the 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 orien-
tation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee
County. This 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'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
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
information, 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 invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet Irom 5 until 6-30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or
(863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this
group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is wel-
come. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an oppor-
tunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.




Community Events

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

Foster grandparents are sought
The Area Agency on Aging is looking for seniors who would like
to work with local school children as foster grandparents. Foster
grandparents are volunteers over the age of 60, who work one-on-
one with students in a classroom setting to help children improve


in school. The program is sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging.
Foster grandparents receive a tax-free stipend and mileage reim-
bursement. They also receive lunch at the school. Anyone interest-
ed in learning more about the program is invited to attend the vol-
unteers meeting and lunch on Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at the American
Red Cross Okeechobee Branch, 323 N. Parrott Ave. For informa-
tion, contact Lynn Vidulich at 800-773-1895.

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

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


Community Events

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 VB S
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold
their vacation Bible school July 24-28 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. for
ages kindergarten through sixth grade. The theme is Son Treasure
Island. Coach Rick Andreassen, founder and athletic director of
the Christian Home School Athletic Association of Florida, will be
the featured speaker at the closing session Friday, July 28. For
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.m. The theme for
this year is Cruise the Amazon A Journey to Discover Jesus. For
information, call (863) 763-6602 or (863) 467-5503.
Basinger Baptist Church plans VBS
The First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N., is host-
ing a vacation Bible school July 24-28 from 6 until 9 p.m. The
theme for this year is Artic Edge. Children in grades one through
12 are invited. For information, call (863) 763-0437.
Shared Services Network to meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meet-
ing Tuesday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at the board room of the Okee-
chobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The
guest speaker will be Reba Folsom from My Aunt's House, and Val
Marone from Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition. For infor-
mation call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Main Street Mixer slated
The Main Street Mixer will be held at Absolutely Art Gallery, 401
S.W. Park St., and Leslie's Dance Studio on Tuesday, July 25, from
5 until 7 p.m. Both businesses will be participating in the mixer.
Some of the students from the dance studio will perform for the
guests. Refreshments will be served. The mixer is open to both
members and the general public.
Seminole Elementary SAC to meet
The Seminole Elementary School advisory council will meet
Wednesday, July 26, at 9 a.m. in the media center, 2690 N.W 42nd
Ave. The public is invited.
La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Con-
sejo Consultivo para la escuela miercoles, el 26 de Julio, a las 9
a.m., van a juntar en el bibiloteca. Todo el public estan envitados
de assitir.
Group accepting housing applications
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County, is taking applica-
tions. If your family is in need of decent, affordable housing now is
the time to apply for a Habitat for Humanity house. An orientation
and application meeting will be held on Saturday, July 29, at 1
p.m. at the Farm Bureau Insurance office at 401 N. W. Fourth St.
Applicants must be legal residents of Okeechobee County and
have suffered damage during the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005.
Neither race nor religion is a consideration in choosing the fami-
lies % ho will partner \with Habitat to receive a house. Decisions are
primarily rnade on level of need, willingness to become partners
in the program and ability to repay the no-profit, no-interest loan.
Interested families need to return their completed applications
with all the requested information no later than Aug. 11. Applica-
tions 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 Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon. For
information, call (863) 357-1371.
Sporting clay shoot planned
A sporting clay fun shoot and family barbecue will be held Sat-
urday, July 29, at the Square One Sporting Clay Club, 7500 S.R. 70,
which is 7 miles west of U.S. 27. The event will be held from 8 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. and is being sponsored by the Highlands, Glades
and Okeechobee Democratic Party. Local politicians will also be
in attendance. For information, contact Pat Brennan at (863) 447-
0737.
Church of Christ hosting VBS
The Okeechobee Church of Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will
host vacation Bible school July 31 through Aug. 4, from 7 until
8:30 p.m. each evening. The theme is Kings of Kings. Everyone is
welcome. Refreshments will be served each night. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-4477.
Hospice yard sale planned
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, Aug. 4,
and Saturday, Aug. 5, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held
at the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue Volunteer House located
at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue, next to the
Hospice Residence.
Christian Church hosting VBS
Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace, will
hold its vacation Bible school July 31 through Aug. 4 from 6 until
8:30 p.m. The theme for this year will be Trading Places. Pre-
school through high school are welcomed. For information, call
Barbara at (863) 467-0070.
Guardian ad Litem training slated
Guardian ad Litem training for volunteers will be held Monday,
July 31, and on Aug. 2,3, 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Saint
Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 California Blvd., in Port St.
Lucie. Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who advocate for the
best interest of abused abandoned and neglected children in
court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit an application,
submit to a criminal background check, submit to a personal ref-
erence check and attend 30 hours of training that will include
courtroom observation and independent study. For information,
call (772) 785-5804.

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


School supplies drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annu-
al school supplies drive for the needy children of Okeechobee
County. Items will be collected until Aug. 12. Proof of eligibility is
needed to qualify for the supplies. For information; to make dona-
tions; 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 held Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Basinger
Community Center located on U.S. 98, south of the Kissimmee
River. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for
South Florida Water Management District to meet with communi-
ty members that are interested in using the restored Kissimmee
River Valley region for public use and recreation. For information,
contact Jeff McLemore at 1-800-250-4200, ext. 3022.







The Okeechobee News, Sunday, July 23, 2006 AGRICULTURE 5


New ag tax exemption law in effect


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson announced that a new
state law that takes effect this
month exempts electricity used
for agricultural production from
the state's sales tax.
"We are grateful that the Leg-
islature enacted this meaningful
relief measure, which will assist
our agricultural producers in
helping them hold down. their


production costs," Bronson said.
Under terms of the law,
which took effect July 1, the
exemption requires that those
requesting it separately meter
electricity used in production
activities from the electricity
used for other purposes. If the
electricity is centrally metered
and is used for both tax-exempt
and taxable purposes, the pur-
chase of the electricity is subject
to tax.


The exemption covers virtual-
ly all aspects of a farmer or
rancher's business operation,
including the preparation, plant-
ing, cultivating, harvesting and
processing of agricultural prod-
ucts. It includes aquaculture,
horticulture, floriculture, viticul-
ture, forestry, dairy, livestock,
poultry, bees and any or all
forms of farm products.
To qualify for the exemption,
agricultural producers must fur-


nish their utility provider with an
exemption certificate stating that
the electricity will be used direct-
ly and exclusively for the produc-
tion or processing of agricultural
products. Producers can contact
the Florida Department of Rev-
ende for forms and other infor-
mation about the exemption at
http://www.myflorida.com/dor/
or they can call the agency's tax-
payer services section at 1-800-
352-3671 or (850) 488-6800.


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Cows
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Cutter $4
Canner.
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1000-1500 $5
1500-2000 $5


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Bulls
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138-160
125-150
113-120
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120-135
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432 250-300 X X.
19 300-350 X X
36 Compared to last week feeder calves
64 were $1- $2 higher, especially o.n
56 good- quality cattle slaughter. Cattle
11 were $1 lower, we're' starting to see
2578 big numbers. So get 'em in early top
calf price goes to Latt Maxcy, Frost-
3rs Hfrs proof, with a high of $1.85. Top cow
price goes to Jennifer Aquirre, Loxa-
185 135-175 hatchee with a high of $50. If you
-185 need information on getting your
150 120-133 "Premise I.D. number with the state.
132 118-125' Please call.
120 108-119 . See Ya' Net Week
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stem. Even with the lack of rain and the humidity, the
orchids are reproducing quite well.


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ONT COUNTY COMMISSIONER COMMUNITY LEADER -COMMUNITY INVOLVED

COMSON Proven Leadership That's Working!


Personal
Date of Birth- Apnril21, 1950
Lifetime Resident of Okeechobee County
Mamed to Seina Jane Abney
Two Sons John 'Wes.' Jr (OHS'90)
and Kyle Mitchell (OHS '93)
Education
Okeechobee County School System
Grades 1st through 8th
Miami Military Academy.
Grades 9th through 12th
Indian River Community College.
A A. 1970
University of Florida
Bachelor of Building Construction 1973
State Certified General Contractor:
# CGCA03425
Florida Association ot Counties
Certified County Commissioner -1998
Military
Florida Army National Guard.
1972 through 1982
Infantry Officer Candidate Course
Commandant's List 1976
Honorable Discharge
Captain ADA, U S Army Reserve -1988 ".
Business
Abney & Abney Construction. Inc. President
Abwril DevelopmenL Inc President
Big Laxe Aviation, Inc President
Big Lake National Bank Director1986-2006
Civic
Okeechobee Chamber of Commeice
1974 to Present, President 1987
United Way of Okeechobee County,
Director- 1987' to Present
Indian River Community College Foundation,
Director 1986 to Present
American Cancer Society
ACS"150" Member
American Cancer Society,
Relay For Life 1998, 1999
Okeechobee Contractors Association
Charter Member *
President 1983. 1984. & 1994
Economic Council of Okeechobee,
Charier Member 1994 Chairman Elect
Okeechobee Education Foundation,
Director 2003 to Present
Chairman 2005-2006
Take Stock In Children. Mentor
My Aunt's House Director


Governmental
Okeechobee County Licensing Board
1983 through 1989
District IX Health Council- 1984 through 1986
Okee-Tanne Task Force Committee 1989
Okeechobee County Comprehensive Plan
Advisory Committee 1989 and 1990
Glades/Okeechobee Economic
Development Council -987 through 1991
Utility Authority Wortring Group
Chairman 1994
Okeechobee County Commissioner
Elected 1994
Re-elected 1998 Unopposed,
Re-elected 2002.
Chairman 2004 through 2006
Treasure Coast Council of Local Governments,
Board of County Commissioners
Representative 1994 to Present,
Chairman 1998 through 1999
Okeechobee Development Authonty
Ex-OffiCto Member-- 1994 to 2004
Agri-Civic Center Advisory Committee
Chairman 2005-2006
Affiliations
Fountain of Life Church
Okeechobee Lodge #237
F 8 A M-P.M.-1977
Scottish Rite of Free Masonry
S J Valley of Lake Worth
Amara Temple A A O.N M S
Okeechobee Shnne Club
Okeechobee Chapter #128
0 E. SP.P. 1980
Okeechobee Histoncal Society
Friends of the Library
The American Legion
Okeechobee Memrnnal Post #64
The Gideons
Awards
Okeechobee Contractor Association
"Contractor of the Year'
1984, 1987, 1988. 1989,1994
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce
*Director of the Year" 1967
Indian River Community College
*Distinguished Alumni' 1991
Boy Scouts of America
*OKeechobee's Distinguished
Citizen's Award" 2004
Past Times
,Private Pilot- Single Engine Land Instrument
Scuba Diver Open Water


Dear' Voters and Okeechobee County Taxpayers,


Since 1994 it has been my honor and privilege to serve you as your County Commissioner in
District 4. During this time I have been committed to providing the leadership necessary forour
County Government to be efficient, responsible, and accountable to you, the taxpayers of our
County. I am not a politician but rather a concerned citizen holding public office. We have made
significant progress over the years being a member of your County Government but do
acknowledge there is still more work to be done and I need your help to make it happen!

Our County is facing many difficult challenges. In the past, the growth of Okeechobee County has
been at a steady pace, but as we both know, this pace is rapidly changing. I pledge to provide you
with the professional leadership and the experience required to manage growth responsibly. My
priority will be to preserve the quality of life in our County we enjoy while encouraging the
appropriate level of growth necessary for a healthy and diversified economy.

Over the past term in office, the time required to *.: K ^ -.
fulfill my duties as your County Commissioner ....
has increased. I do not consider this a part time -
occupation, nor does the public. I pledge to
provide the time necessary for my elected duties
by being on the job -as your full time County
Commissioner

In closing, I thank you for the opportunity of
serving you as your County Commissioner in ^.
District 4 over the past 12 years. The partnership
we established in 1994 has been' successful in
many accomplishments through the dedicated .
efforts of your County Commission to efficiently,
responsibly, and accountable run your County
Government. I am proud to be part of these
successes. I respectfully ask for your vote to
continue our partnership for the future


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Monday
at 12 p.m.

Tuesday
at 11 a.m.


Okeechobee, Livestock Market.
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Resorts offer great golf with a hook


By Daniel Shube

So you want to take a few
days off and go play some golf.
However, you keep putting it off.
The airport is a pain. Gas is too
expensive. The dog-boarding
location is already booked. Too
many excuses and too little golf
and relaxation. Several area.
resorts that offer great golf have
read your mind and are offering
incentives to pry you off the
couch and on to the links.
A Different Dogleg
Not only can Fido join you at
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in
Naples, they offer guests and
their dogs "Petiquette" classes
and first-class turndown ameni-
ties.
"Petiquette" classes will be
offered by certified Humane
Society instructors and include
three levels. "Puppy Kinder-
garten" classes empJoy basic
canine behavior theories,
emphasizing positive reinforce-
ment, social skills and responsi-
ble pet ownership. "Good Man-
hers" classes focus on the
development of obedience skills
while "Obedience Level 1"
teaches more, advanced skills
utilizing a balanced approach of
positive and negative reinforce-,
ment.
Guests will receive a special
gift such as a dog related book or
a doggie golf club while pets will
receive a nighttime treat of dog-
gie biscuits specially prepared
and personalized with the


Fairways and
Highways
by Daniel Shube

pooches name. In addition, the
resort provides guide, sheets
showing dog-friendly parks and
trails in Naples where pets can
take strolls with their masters.
While your pet goes to
school, you can enjoy a pair of
18-hole signature Greg Norman
golf courses at Tibur6n. Tiburon
hosts the Merrill Lynch Shootout
each November. The Tibur6n
Golf Course complex is com-
plete with the Rick Smith Golf
Academy as well.
Now is the time to check out
this 5-star resort as they are offer-
ing the Summer Sand & Sun
package, which is valid through
September 30, 2006 offering sav-
ings of up to 60 percent. In addi-
tion, avid golfers are invited to
tee off and receive great rates on
both accommodations and
rounds of golf. If you bring the
dog, there is a $150 non-refund-
able cleaning fee (however the
.classes and Petiquette program
are free of charge to the guest).


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Doesn't your best friend deserve a summer vacation too?


All dogs must be less than 35
pounds with a, maximum num-
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time. The resort will not provide
meals for thedog...only the spe-
cial doggie treat as a turndown
amenity. Isn't your dog worth it?
For reservations, contact The
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Got Gas?
The Marco Island Marriott
Resort, Golf Club & Spa along
with Doral Golf Resort & Spa are
offering the Florida Residents
Package. Guests who present a
gas receipt and Florida driver's
license at check-in will receive a
$25 resort credit for each day of
their stay. This offer is valid now
through October 15, 2006 with
advance reservations required,


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Resort, Golf Club & Spa, located
on the southwestern-most tip of
Florida's Gulf Coast. The Rook-
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Audubon-endorsed champi-
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designed by acclaimed designer
Robert Cupp, Jr. The Rookery
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Faldo Golf School by Marriott
practice facility. Or, visit Doral in
the Miami area. 'and take' the
challenge ,of the Blue Monster or
your choice of four, other fine
courses.
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information for the Marco Island
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marcoislandmarriott.com. For
Doral go to doralresort.com or
call (800) 713-6725. When book-
ing reference the FLDT code.


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School Supply Lists Now Available


Tax-free week for selected
clothing, wallets, backpacks and
school supplies begins at 12:01
a.m., Sunday, July 23. It runs until
midnight, on Monday, July 31.
The following are the school sup-
ply lists from county schools:
Central
Elementary School
Kindergarten: Backpack
(large, no wheels), pencils (one
or two pkgs.-pre-sharpened),
white school glue (two), blunt
end scissors, 70-page spiral note-
book, small plastic
school box (not in
B.A.S.E.), crayons.
(two 24-count),
chunk erasers .
(two), hand sanitiz-
er, watercolor
paints, watercolor markers (8 or
10 count), dry erase markers.
Kindergarten B.A.S.E.: Back-
pack (large, no wheels), pencils
(one box), white school glue
(two bottles), 24-count crayons
(two boxes), blunt end scissors,
70-page spiral notebooks (one
red and one blue), two-pocket
folders (one red and one blue),
two black dry erase markers
(thick), small drink cups (one
box), hand sanitizer (one bottle).
OPTIONAL: tissues (one box),
plastic storage bags (one box),
3x5 index cards (one package),
small paper plates (one pack-
age).
First Grade BAS.E.: three-hole
supply pouch (one heavy duty),
24-count crayons (two boxes),
blunt end scissors, 24-count pen-
cils (two boxes), 3x5 index cards
(two packages of 200), glue sticks
(two), glue (one bottle), black dry
erase markers (four), black/white
composition notebooks (four),
hand sanitizer (one large), tissues
(one box), sticky notes (one
package small).
First Grade: #2 pencils, school
glue (one bottle), blunt end scis-
sors, 24-count crayons (one pack-
age), three-hole heavy duty sup-
ply pouch (one), tissues (one
box), backpack without wheels,
economy' size hand sanitizer,
medium to large pink eraser,
black dry erase markers.
Second Grade: 24-pencil packs
(two), loose-leaf paper (three
packs), glue sticks (two), crayons
(two packs), markers (one pack),
zipper pouch to hold supplies
(one), highlighter pen (one), dry
erase markers (two), scissors,
folders with pockets and brads
(two), tissues (one box), one-
inch three-ring binder'( fe white
i-th clear cover). hantLsanitizer
(one bottle). NO ROLLING BACK-
PACKS ALLOWED IN. CLASS-
ROOM DUE TO SPACE LIMITA-
TIONS.
Second Grade BAS.E.: Small,


pencil sharpener that holds shav-
ings, 48-pack of pencils, crayons
(two packs), disposable camera,
hand sanitizer, sticky notes (one
package), index cards, markers,
tissues, two-dry erase markers
(one pack), glue sticks (two
large), glue (one bottle), large
pink eraser with name on it (one),
yellow highlighter (one), one and
one-half or two-inch binder with
clear cover, scissors, individually ..........
packed microwave popcorn (one .
box), individually wrapped candy -
(one package), two-pocket vinyl
folders (four-red, green, blue and Ke chain
yellow), composition books chain crea
(two). NO ROLLING BACKPACK Marissa Kerce (left) and Anji
ALLOWED DUE TO LIMITED ly in making keychains in th
SPACE. Adventure held, Tuesday, at I
Third Grade: 24-pack pencils
(one), loose-leaf paper-(four
packs), glue stick (one), crayons PER KEEPERS. WE ALSO ASK
or colored pencils (one pack), THAT YOU STAY AWAY FROM
zipper pouch to hold supplies PENCIL SHARPENERS AND THE
(one), highlighter pens (two), 3x5 FANCY PENCILS THAT USUALLY
index cards (two packages), dry BREAK
erase markers (three), 3x3 sticky
notes (two packs), pens (two any South
color), folders with pockets and Elementary School
brads to hold paper (four), tissues
(two boxes), one-inch, three-ring Kindergarten: (One) pack of
white binder (one), hand sanitiz- 24 crayons, 3x 5 unlined index
er (one bottle). cards, (one) bottle of white glue,
Fourth Grade: Pack of 24-#2 (one) pair of scis-
.pencils (one pack) NO mechani- sors blunt-end,
cal or star-sharp ones, book bag (two) glue sticks,
(one), composition notebooks (one) large box
(2), spiral notebooks-wide-lined, of tissue, (one)
70-100 pages (two), white school package of cap
glue (one), scissors, colored pen- erasers, (one)
cils (one package), package of package of cap
thick or thin markers (one), erasers, (one) package of dry
crayons (one pack), two-pocket erase markers, (one) package of
folders (four), small crayon box pencils, (one) plastic school box.
(one), highlighters (four), dry First Grade: First grade writing
erase markers (two), wide-lined tablet, (one) pack of 24 crayons,
loose leaf paper (two packages), (five) two- pocket folders (with
small pink eraser (one), pack of brads red, blue), 3 x 5 unlined
sticky-notes, standard size (one), index cards, bottle of white glue,
package of index cards plain blunt end scissors, glue stick,
white or colored (one). large box of tissues, (two) large
Kielbasa's class: package of 24 erasers, package of dry erase
pencils (one package), colored markers, package of pencils,
pencils, markers, crayons, scis- plastic school box.
sors, notebook paper (loose-leaf), 24 second Grade: (fivne) patwo-cket
colored (not red) paper folders 24 crayons, (fve) two-pocket
with pockets (four), glue sticks, folders (with brads red, yellow,
index cards, package of copy orange, blue, green), 3 x 5
paper (one package), unlined index cards, blunt end
microwave popcorn (one large scissors, (two) glue sticks, large
box), tissues, hand sanitizer, box of tissues, loose leaf note-
package of coffee filters (one). book paper, package of high-
Fifth Grade: Wooden #2 pen- lighters, package of cap erasers,
cils, book bag (one-no wheels), package 'of colored markers,
white school glue (two), glue package of dry erase markers,
sticks (two), scissors, colored package of pencils, pencil
pencils (one package), thick and pouch, spiral notebook.
thin tipped markers for art (not Third Grade: 3 x 5 lined index
required), zipper pouch for sup- cards, (five) two-pocket folders
plies (no supply boxes), two- (with. brads red, yellow, orange,
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center (five), cap erasers or one (two gluestcks, large Do o a-
large eraser, wide-lined loose- sues, loose leaf notebook paper,
leaf paper (two packages), tis- package of colored pencils,
sues (one box). NO SPIRAL package of dry erase markers,
NOTEBOOKS. Also NO LARGE package of pencils, pencil
NOTEBOOKS SUCH AS TRAP- pouch, (two) spiral notebooks.


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Fourth Grade: (five) two-
pocket folders (with brads red,
yellow, orange, blue, green),
(three) 3 x 5 lined index cards,
composition book, blunt end
scissors, glue sticks, large box of
tissues, loose leaf notebook
paper, package of dry erase
markers (two) packages of pen-
cils, pencil pouch, ruler.
Fifth Grade: 1 inch 3-ring
binder, (two) 2-pocket folders
with brads, (10) #2 pencils,
ruler, bottle of white glue, (two)
composition books, (two) erasa-
ble pens blue or black, blunt-
end scissors, large box of tissues,
loose leaf notebook paper, pack-
age of colored pencils, package
of dry erase markers and pack-
age of highlighters.
VE K-2 Class: (One) 24 pack
of crayons, 3 x 5 index cards, bot-
tle of white glue, blunt-end scis-
sors, large box of tissues, pack-
age of cap erasers, package of
dry erase markers, package of
pencils, plastic school box.
VE 3-5 Class (One) 24 pack of
crayons, 3 x 5 index cards, bottle
of white glue, package of dry
erase markers, scissors blunt-
end, large box of tissue, loose
leaf notebook paper, package of
colored pencils, (two) package
of pencils, plastic school box,
and a ruler.
Mrs. Lozano's class (one) 24
pack of crayons, 3 x 5 index
cards, scissors blunt-end, (two)
glue sticks, large box of tissue,
package of dry erase markers,
package of pencils, pink rectan-
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8 The Okeechobee News, Sunday, July 23, 2006


School Supply Lists Now Available


Tax-free week for selected
clothing, wallets, backpacks and
school supplies begins at 12:01
a.m., Sunday, July 23. It runs until
midnight, on Monday, July 31. The
following are the school supply
lists from county schools:
Everglades
Elementary
NO MECHANICAL PENCILS
FOR ANY GRADE
Kindergarten: Glue sticks (10),
scissors (blunt end),
plastic supply box
(5x8), large box
of tissues (one),
16-color crayons
(three boxes),
#2 pencils (one
box), backpack
(no wheels), cap erasers.
First Grade: Cap erasers (one
pkg.), #2 pencils (one box), 8 or
16-crayon boxes (three boxes),
scissors (one pair of blunt end),
school glue (three bottles) or glue
sticks (five), tissues (one box),
pocket folders (four), 100-3x5
index cards (one pkg.), plastic
lunch bags (one pkg.), first grade
handwriting tablets (four), school
supply box.
Second Grade: pencils, cap
erasers, wide-ruled notebook
paper, crayons, glue stick, student-
sized scissors, baby wipes, plastic
lunch bags, dry erase markers,
zippered supply ppuch (no pencil
boxes), antibacterial hand soap
with pump dispenser, different
colored folders (five), colored
index cards (two packs), tissues
(one box).
ESE: Pencils, notebook paper,
writing tablets (Ms. May's class
only), crayons, glue, pocket fold-
ers (three), three-ring binders
(two), pencil pouches (two).
Third Grade: large eraser
(one), Third Grade handwriting
tablet, glue sticks (two), different
color highlighters (two), scissors,
#2 pencils (two packs of 12),
crayons, markers, colored pencils,


non-spiral notebook (one), pock-
et folders (three), small supply
box (one).
Fourth Grade: composition
book, spiral notebook (one),
pocket folders with fasteners
(seven), colored pencils, red pen,
notebook paper, glue and glue
sticks, sticky notes (2x2 inch), tis-
sues (large size), highlighter, dry
erase markers, zippered pencil
case, pencils, scissors, hand sani-
tizer, NO TRAPPER KEEPERS.
Fifth Grade: colored pencils,
crayons, markers, wide-ruled
paper, 12-inch metric ruler, pro-
tractor, #2 pencils, three-ring
binder (one 1 and one-half or two-
inch), erasable pens-blue or black
(two), 4x6 index cards (three
packages), tissues (one box),
hand sanitizer.
In addition to above items stu-
dents in Mrs. Kosinski's and Mrs.
Washington's class will need
three-ring binders (3), high-
lighters, glue, erasers, scissors,
sandwich bags:
North
Elementary School
(Kindergarten}: (two) # 2 Pen-
cils, (two) boxes of eight skinny
crayons, (two) glue
sticks, (one pr.)
metal scissors,
(one) box of,
washable thick
marker box, i
(one) box of tis-
sues (one) bottle of waterless
hand sanitizer, (one) box of plas-
tic lunch bags any size any brand,
backpack (no wheels) for other
supplies see the teacher.
First Grade: (12) # 2 Pencils
plain, (one) pack of cap erasers,
(two) glue sticks, (two) boxes of
16 crayons, (one pr.) scissors,
blunt end, (one) zipper pouch for
supplies, (one) box of tissues,
(one) bottle waterless hand sani-
tizer, (one) bottle of antibacterial
soap, and (one) box of plastic
lunch bags. PLEASE NO MARK-


ERS, COLORED PENCILS, TRACK-
ER KEEPERS, OR PENCIL BOXES.
Second Grade: (one) box of 24
crayons, (two packs) #2 pencils,
(one) zipper pencil pouch, (one)
scissors- blunt-end, (one) box of
tissue, (two) glue sticks, (two)
wide ruled notebook paper, (one)
bottle of waterless hand sanitizer,
(one) composition tablet (sewn,
100 pages), (two) pocket folder
with clips, and a backpack. NO
TRAPPER KEEPERS, LARGE
NOTEBOOKS, MECHANICAL
PENCILS, AND PENCIL BOXES.
Third Grade: #2 Pencils, wide
ruled notebook paper (no spiral
notebooks), one box of 24
crayons, (one) bottle of waterless
hand sanitizer, and a zippered
pouch. Please no trapper keepers,
spirals, or large notebooks, or
pencil boxes.
Fourth Grade: #2 Pencils, (one
pr.) blunt-end scissors, (one) box
of colored pencils, or a box of 24
crayons, colored markers (option-
al), white glue or glue sticks, (one)
box of tissues, (two pkgs.) wide
ruled notebook paper (no spiral
notebooks), (four) pocket folders
with clips (Yellow, Red, Blue, and
Green), (one) zipper pencil case,
(one) highlighter, and (two) packs
of 3x5 ruled index cards.
Fifth Grade: #2 Pencils, (one)
scissors with blunt end, box of 24
crayons or colored pencils, col-
ored markers (optional), white
glue or glue stick, (one) box of tis-
sues, wide ruled notebook paper
(no. spiral notebooks), (four)
pocket folders with clips, (Yellow,
Red, Blue, arid Green), zipper
pencil case, (one) highlighter, and
(two packs) of 3x5 ruled index
cards. PLEASE NO TRAPPER
KEEPERS OR PENCIL BOXES.
Seminole
Elementary School
Kindergarten: pocket folders
(two), eight-pack large crayons
(two boxes-no markers or colored
pencils), pencils (four), small


school box for supplies, scissors
(blunt end), white glue (one bot-
tle).
First grade: backpack (non-
rolling), pencils (two dozen not
chunky), chunky
erasers (two),
24-pack of
crayons (two),
glue sticks
(four), scissors
(one blunt end),
small supply box, tis-
sues (two boxes), plastic storage
bags (one-gallon and two-gallon
size), one-inch three-ring binder
(one), colored pencils (one box).
Second grade: pocket folders
with three holes (five), tissues
(two), #2 pencils, large pencil
erasers (two), crayons (24-pack),
scissors, notebook paper wide-
ruled (loose-leaf pack of 150),
wide-ruled spiral notebook (non-
perforated-70 count), three-hole
zipper pouch for pencils, etc.,
three-ring binder (one or one and
one half inch), addition flash-
cards, subtraction flashcards,
plastic storage bags (one box
quart size), pencil box (one).
Third grade: #2 pencils, wide-
ruled notebook paper, 24-pack
crayons and colored pencils, yel-
low highlighters (two), erasers,
glue sticks (two), two-pocket
folders (three), scissors, quart
size plastic storage bags (one
box), multiplication flashcards.
Fourth grade: one-inch
binders with tab dividers (two),
notebook paper (two loose-leaf
or notebook style), pocket folders
with holes (two), pencils and cap
erasers, glue sticks, colored pen-
cils and crayons (24-48 pack),
highlighters, scissors, pencil bag
(not box), plastic storage bags
(gallon size), sticky notes (3x3-
inch only, no larger), index cards
(3x5 lined).
Fifth grade: pencils, three-ring
binder, notebook paper, crayons
or colored pencils, tissues (one
box), erasers, plastic storage
bags.


Education Briefs


Seminole Elementary
SAC meets July 26
The Seminole Elementary
School advisory council will meet
Wednesday, July 26, at 9 a.m. in
the media center, 2690 N.W'42nd
Ave. The public is invited.
* La escuela Seminole Elemen-
taryvan a tener su junta del Conse-
jo 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.


Ornament sales
benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired.Edu-
cators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament.
The ornament is 24 karat gold on
brass and includes a numbered
certificate and historical informa-
lion. Each 9.ramentlis $15. All pro-
ceeds from t'h sale of the orna-
ments \\ill o to the OPRE
scholarshipi.'T purchase call: Kay
McCool, (8631 763-2829; Gay Carl-
ton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette


Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion
Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina
Hamrick, (863) 763-8865..

Free adult GED
classes offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations. DLxon Hendrv
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., Eng-
lish as second language classes,
Monday and Wednesday from 9


a.m. until noon, adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and
Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult
basic education/GED, Monday
through Friday, from 8 a.m. until
noon; Yearling Middle School, 925,
N".W 23 Lane, English as a second
language classes, Monday
-Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.;
ENerglades Elementary, 3725 S.E:
Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.


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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.


Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at 2, 4:30 and 7:,10.
Theatre II "You, Me & Dupree"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
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citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
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Auction
For (1) Fire Vehicle
BUCKHEAD RIDGE
August 1st, 6:30 PM.
BUCKHEAD RIDGE
VOLUNTEER FIRE
DEPARTMENT
(863)357-1364
1988 F350 Cab Chassis,
4WD, winch on front,
fire damage, running
gear good.


BASSETT HOUND, 7/11 in
Southwest part of town,
(863)467-2872
MINI PINSCHER in Oak Park
area, Okeechobee, please call
to identify (863)467-8038
TWO YOUNG DOGS- litter
mates, near Four Seasons,
Call to identify
(863)763-1879


BOSTON TERRIER, No tags,
pink toe nails, female, 7/14,
vic. of 9 Mile Grade. Reward!!
(863)763-9613 or 634-4524
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
MIXED PUPPY, Rescued
male, will pay for neutering &
rabies, needs fenced yard.
(863)673-0274 after 6pm.
REDNOSE PITBULL- Free. Sol-
Id White (F), 2 yrs. Needs area
to run/attention. Gets along
w/other dogs. 863-634-2250


*.A t. ,. .e.
Okeechobee
1274 NE 39th Blvd.
(Cemetery Road)
Fdri. thru Sun.
July 21stthru 23rd
Furniture, books, dishes & lots
more.
OKEECHOBEE, Sat. & Sun.,
July 22nd & 23rd, 8am-?,
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!
How fast can your car
go? It can g even faster
when you sell it In the
classifleds.


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.

gEoment


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



APPRENTICESHIP
OPENINGS
High school diploma gradu-
ates 17-34. No experience
required. Excellent salary
and benefits. Must relocate
at our expense.
1-800-432-3502 M-F, 8-4.


CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
No Exp. necessary. Must be
HS graduates to age 34.
We provide training, good
salary and benefits,
paid relocation
1-800-432-3502 M-F, 8-4.
COWBOYS WANTED
For Deseret Cattle & Citrus
Competitive Pay, Benefits.
Fax resume to: 407-892-0491
or call 407-892-3672


DRIVERS
Small company with well
maintained equipment
looking for hard working,
experienced drivers.
Must have Class A license.
Work 51/2 days.
Home every night &
benefits. Permanent work
with a vadety of loads.
Santom Transport
863-763-6606

FARM MECHANIC
Needed for vegetable and
sugar cane operation in Belle
Glade area. Pay based on
experience plus good benefits.
For more information call
(561)261-1010
FIRE FIGHTERS
Trainee program. Limited
openings. Must pass
physical. 17-34 with HS
diploma. Excellent pay/
benefits. Paid training/
relocation expenses.
1-800-432-3502 M-F, 8-4.

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

Okeechobee
863-634-3280

LABORER NEEDED
Lorenz Animal Foods
in Ft. Drum.
(863)763-3765
LAW ENFORCEMENT
Top training with top agency.
No exp. req'd. HS grads
ages 17-34.
Great pay/benefits.
Paid relocation
1-800-432-3502 M-F, 8-4.


Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Must have valid Drivers Li-
cense. Call (863)357-2700

LOCATE FOREMAN
(UHUTIES]
Must have supervisory
& tehnal exp.
locatingunderground
electric,
gas, water &
wastewater utflitie.
$16.15-$2450w/exc
benefits. Complete
application on line at
www.fpua.con or at
500 Boston Ave,FP

FORT PIERCE
UTILITIES
AUTHORITY
500 Boston Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
EOE-DFWP
OFFICE TIMEKEEPER
Payroll Timekeeper,
approximately 30 hours per
week, morning shift or
afternoon/evening shift.
Dependable person needed for
manufacturing company. Must
have computer knowledge,
bilingual a plus. Send resume
with salary requirements to:
(561)712-4756



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

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


HOME HEALTH AGENCY
CNN/HHA/RN/LPN/Live-in.
Call 1-866-962-8749,
Michelle or Lillie.
MA/RMA
1 yr. exp. needed. Bilingual
pref. Apply at FL Community
Health Centers, 15858 S. W.
Warfield Blvd., Indiantown,
or fax resume to
(772) 597-4194.
EOE/DFWP


Okeechobee News


Okeechobee News is seeking a full
time News Clerk. Duties include type
setting news copy, scanning and proof-
reading.
The right applicant will:
Haye computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in computer progi'alis?'"
Microsoft Word ,iiw
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

107 .W.17t Steet Sute
diFL347
NoPoeCll9lae


HOME MAKER
Big Cypress &
Brighton
Reservations


Perform house cleaning chores
in clients homes. Removal of trash
from homes. Excellent communication
skills, good manual skills. High school
diploma/GED. Salary competitive based
on experience. Exc. benefits (medical,
dental, 401K) Fax resume to:
(954)967-3477



HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

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


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 CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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


I Okeechobee News I


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







Okeechobee News

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
7 7he Sre OSkeechobeee113s9



BRANCH MANAGER GLADES AREA
Posted 7-13-06
American Red Cross chapter seeks f/t
professional for Glades Area Branch
covering western PBC, Glades and Hendry
counties. Will provide leadership to develop,
implement and manage all American Red
Cross service delivery within branch area.
Ideal candidate will possess degree and/or
management experience in nonprofits and
must have knowledge of Glades
communities. Excellent benefits package.
Please email cover letter and resume to
bachmanna(@redcross-pbc.org
or fax (561)650-9147.
EOE/DFWP


Physical Therapist & Physical
Therapist Astot
Please apply in person at Business Office
406 Northwest 4th Street
Okeechobee Health Care Facility


Place Your
YARD SALE
ad today!


Get FREE
signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


DRIVER

NEEDED


Class A & B CDL Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at
Walpole Feed &
Supply

2595 NW 8th Street


I Garage/
Yard Sales


EXPE.RIENCED

REPORTER


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Okeechobee News, Sunday, July 23, 2006


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PART-TIME MANAGER
For Adult RV Park located in
Okeechobee, FL
Send resume to:
RO. Box 8349
Greensboro, NC 27419
Or fax: (336)854-9237



WILL DO BABYSITTING
Reference's Available. Lots of
experience. In Christian Home.
Call (863)763-7876
For more information.

Financial

I I


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
lax 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
S 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.


Services O



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Chld Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
S Insurance 430
Medical Services435





CRANESERVICE
CallBozzCraneService, Inc.
For all your liting neers
Okeecnooee
(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

Do-It-Yourself Ideas













Trellis Trio
Ideal for climbing vines and
roses, these simple designs
take only a day or two to
build and each stands about
six feet tall. In addition to the
trellis pictured, the plan
includes two other designs.
Trellis Trio plan
(No. 673)... $8.95
Garden Trellis Package
4 plans incl. 673
(No. C120)... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, 15241 Stagg St.,
Van Nuys, CA 91405.
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your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
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RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917.
Lic. # 2349 &# 5698

Your next job could be In
today's classifieds. Did
you look for it?


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


Merchandise

II
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
TIblevision/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-
'l,:w, i,3y : C,: ':h.60 :r best
bffer,(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)763-1370
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.
(863)674-1355


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



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



ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New, 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
$ will sell sep (863)763-5011
I PAINT- (8) 5 gal containers,
Different colors, interior La-
tex, $525 for all will sell sep-
arate (863)697-2032
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classifieds


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


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


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



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 a 'miroru
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 frames
w/glass tops. Very expensive.
$250 (863)532-0079 Okee
COUCH, green & white ging-
ham check, country cottage
style, exc. cond., $250.
(863)357-7719
DINING RM SET, Table, 6
hairs, China cabinet. 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-
bles, coffee table. Black iron
w/oak wood top. Pd $600.
Asking $150. 863-357-2795
GIRLS BEDROOM SET, Desk,
dresser, armoire, mirror, twin
head & foot board. $400
(239)691-6368 Ft. Myers


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
SOFAS (2) Lane, Burgundy
Leather w/end recliners, snack
tray & storage drawer. Asking
$800 will sep. (863)476-1897
SOFAS, (2), Lane, leather,
w/end recliners, snack tray &
storage drawer, burgundy,
$800 (863)467-1897
UTILITY CART- drop leaf, tile
top with 2 stools, $75
(863)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, charger,
footrest, instruction book,
$1000 (863)801-6149
LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
MEDICAL SCOOTER- Electric,
Charger & spare tire. Cost
$2500. Asking $150.
(863)234-1700
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.
CELL PHONE- Nokia #3595.
car & home chargers, headset
& user guide. Exc cond, $30.
(863)763-6342
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 ,
ORGANrYamaha with stand.
$25. (463)357-1929,


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 % 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
(863)675-0627
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
KENNEL, American Kennel,
5'x10', paid $280, asking
$150 or best offer.
(863)357-1560
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
tprescott42@peoplepc.com
TURKEYS, GUINEAS, DUCKS,
DOVES, PIGEONS, GOATS,
POT BELLY PIGS & RABBITS
(863)675-4981
YORKIPOO PUPS
Awesome babies! $350.
863-357-0037 Okeechobee


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


WATER SOFTENER SYSTEM:
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-4076
WATER SOFTENER SYSTEM:
Complete w/pump & new'
water tank. $350 firm.
(863)763-6629



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



HOME THEATER, RCA, 500
watts, 6 speakers, DVD
player, FM radio. $90
(863)484-0110


STEREO SYSTEM, Fisher, 5
disc CD player, dual cas-
sette, tuner, (2) 4 ft. speak-
ers, $200. (863)357-6315
SUB WOOFER 15"
MA Audio, holds 900 watts, in
sealed box. New, $140.
863-634-6476
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


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
LaBlbile.
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 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. McClehdon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Agriculture I




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




TNA HAY FOR SALE
$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
Buckskin/White Paint, w/pa-
pers, 9 yrs. old, good on
trails, loves people & very
willing, good ground man-
ners, loving home req'd,
$3500. (561)795-8774
sdkandy@bellsouth.net
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
.-







Buy Tdade
Horses. k, Etc.

863-467-1304
www.okeechobee-horse-trader.com
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
R.R. APPALOOSA, Gelding, 6
years. $1200 or best offer.
(863)763-2379


PALOMINO GELDING- 5 yrs,
15.3 hand, Not a beginner
horse. $1500.
(863)357-1945 Evenings
QUARTER HORSE MARE- 6yrs
old, bred to bik & wh paint,
very gentle, $1500
(239)340-8503
ROPING SADDLE- new, $550
(863)674-1355
SADDLE HORSE, registered,
spotted, "Cherokee", 13 yrs
young, UTD vaccs, exp. rid-
er, $1500. (863)467-4049
SHOW SADDLES, (2), brand
new, black, $1000 will sell
separately. (239)465-1393



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
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, auto shift, $400
(863)697-2032
RIDING MOWER, Snapper, 12
HP, 30" cut. $500.
(863)517-2077 Labelle
TORO YARD TRACTOR, 12.5
hp, with attachments, $250
or best offer. (239)210-1608


Rentals



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



N. of OKEE -2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee..
$575 mo. 1st &sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or mail
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. $1,300,000.
Call John @ The Tucker
Group. (863)697-0413


BASSINGER, 3br, lba 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, iba, 1 ac., Shed,
CA, Appl. incl. No pets $850.
mo. + 1st, last & sec. deps
Cr/ck req. (863)447-2130
OKEE, 3BR, 1BA, 1 car gar.,
Comp. renovated, w/CA, Ig.
yard, bring pets. $1300 mo.
ist/last/sec. (561)723-2226
OKEE. Edwards Sub-Division,
2br, 1.5 ha, 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 Sale1015
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


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.
LAKE ACCESS:Must Seel
Waterfront Large 3 BR, 2 BA
w/Sea Wall. $199,500. Owner
finance w/20% down.
(863)357-1352
jean hmh@earthlink.net
LEASE W/OPTION TO BUY- Lg
3/2, w/Sea Wall & Lake ac-
cess, $199,500,
(863)634-5236
Okeechobee, 2BR/2BA
55+ Resort Community.
Florida room & storage room.
New furniture, flooring, kitchen
appliances, dishwasher & roof.
$88,000 (863)467-5868
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1, on 2
lots, Beautiful no access Ca-
nal, lots of trees, currently
used as 2/1 w/apt that pays
mortgage. Was $129,500 RE-
DUCED to $122,500 for quick
sale (863)532-9355.
OKEECHOBEE- CBS, 3/2,
screened in porch, in Palm
Greek. (863)763-7876
PALM CREEK: 3 Bdrm., 2%
Ba. w/2 car garage. Excellent
condition. $235,000.
(561)262-9191


FOR SALE: 42 acres 1.5 mls.
from hwy. 70 off SR 710.
Approx. 26 ac. of creek,& 1,6
ac. dry. $550K 772-215-4630"


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


Mobile Homes



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




Newly Remodeled,
2BR/1.5BA, ',/front edition,
$750 dep., $200 weekly.
(863)634-8674.
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$600/mo, 1st, last & security
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'
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
OKEECHOBEE- 2 Bdrm, 2 Ba,
Dbl. wide. C/Air, All apple Car
Port & Util. Rm. Adult Park,
$19,500. Call (863)763-7176
Waterfront, 2BR/1BA, in adult
park, brand new c/a & heat,
x-Ig. Fla. rm., fully furn., new
apple's, $20,900.
(863)697-6059 Okee area
mbennett47@hotmail.com

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVW 3035



Aluminum boat trailer made
by Pioneer, will hold up to a
20ft boat, single axle, 14" tires.
$850 neg. (863)763-7609
CAROLINA SKIFF- '12, $800.
(863)261-3874
PONTOON BOAT, 1991, 20 Ft.,
Aluminum. New trailer & Car-
pet, Overhauled motor, $4000.
or best offer 863-234-9663


-pm


ROBALO 18'- 6' beam trihull,
140hp John., bimini, fishfind-
er, trailer, new tires & spare.
$4K Neg. 863-697-0153
SAIL BOAT- 23ft, w/trailer,
$1200 or best offer
(239)470-3701 LaBelle
SEA KAYAK, Touring Style,
Model Prijon Kodiak, 17 Ft.,
Good condition. $400.
(863)357-7406
Sea Kayak, Touring Style,
Northwest Pursuit, 17', exc.
cond., $600. (863)357-7406


SHADOW CRUISER- '98 slide
in camper, fully contained,
like new, $2500
(863)675-0604
SOUTHWIND' 86- 34', 49K
orig miles, sips 7, new tires,
enerator, good cond.,
9800 neg (863)467-8161
VOLTAGE BOOSTER, Protects
appliances, increases low volt-
age w/builtfin 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



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. $350
(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
HONDA CBR 600 F3 '98, New
paint & tires. Moving, must
sell, $3200 or best offer.
(863)763-3777
HONDA REBEL '03, Wind-
shield, back rest, clean,
$1750. (863)517-2077 La-
Belle
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
sweater, 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
LaBelle.
HONDA RANCHER ES '04
$3500. 863-675-6568
JET SKI, '96, 3 sweater, $2500
or best offer or trade for four
wheeler. (863)673-0104
POLARIS TRAIL BOSS 325,
'01, new chain & sprockes,
runs very good,; $2200.
(863)697-2525

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Care 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 40
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 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
FORD PROBE, '92, black, runs
good, cold a/c, new water
pump, new tires, $1200 or
best 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.
MAZDA MIATA, '92, con-
vertible, runs great, a/c,
am/fm radio, recent tires,
$4500. (863)227-1742
Mercury Marquis LS, '90,5.0,
V8, runs strong, auto, OD,
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


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20 minutes of your day

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Okaechobee News. Sunday. July 23, 2006


I Pbic Notice


"I S lc'o ice


OLDSMOBILE 98 1992, Good
condition. Needs work. $1500.
(863)763-0084
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


JEEP WRANGLER SPORT,
'2000, low mi, 4.0L, 5 spd,
cd player, speaker bar, tilt,
cruise, full drs, soft top, biki-
ni & cab cover, step rails,
mud tires & spare, exc
shape. $11,500. Neg.
(863)634-4356


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


REAR SEAT- Jeep Wrangler,
$100. (863)674-0898


ADAPTOR KIT- For Jeep
Wrangler to V8 Chevy en-
gine. Headers, Adaptor
plates $250. (863)674-0898
AXIS RIMS, used, 17", will fit
any Honda/Acura, good
cond., $550 or best offer.
(302)943-1777 Iv. msg.
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
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


TIRES: (4) Fits 2003 Pick Up.
$200. or best offer.
(863)634-4076
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $450
neg. (863)697-0328
TRANSFER CASE- for Chev
350 engine, auto,, $300
(863)357-2658 after 5pm
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)69740467


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/tow 1st
gear, $1500 (863)634-5421
CHEVY S10 '87- ext cab, 4x4,
needs work, $800 or best of-
fer (772)519-0946


CHEVY BLAZER S10-'93, 2
door V-6 Good tires A/C
90K, $1500. Lake Port
(954)298-7925
CHEVY S-10 EX-CAB, '87,
small V8, 700 R4 trans.,
very clean & runs well,
$2500. (863)697-2525
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 Truckll $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


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 ml.
$6490. (239)340-9407


FORD EXPLORER XLT V8-'96
Great Condition. $4100.
863-763-2188


CAR HAULER, $1200
(863)697-2434
CAR TOW DOLLY- Complete,
Good condition. $500.
, (863)467-4253
STORAGE SEMI TRAILER, ap-
prox. 35 ft., with tires, in
good shape, $500 or best
offer. (863)763-2692
TRAILER, used for 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)D73-5062 .
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8,
sofa bed, tow pkg., 178k
miles, $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
NISSAN QUEST VAN 1995,
Leather Interior. Very good
condition. 1 Owner. Garage
kept. $2000. (863)357-0028


PUBLIC NOTICE CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, FRoda will
conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, August 1,2006 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon
thereafter possible, and thereafter consider final reading of the followingOrdl-
hnance to be adopted Into law: (NO. 955) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF
OKEECHOBEE FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE NO. 635 AS AMENDED, BY REVISING THE FUTURE
LAND USE MAP ON A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED HEREIN FROM SINGLE FAMILY (SF)TO MULTI-FAMILY (MF); PRO-
VIDING FOR INCLUSION OF ORDINANCE AND REVISED FUTURE LAND USE
MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The Ordinance pertains to an Application (No. 06-013-SSA) requesting to amend a
portion of the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map made by the property
owner, Steven Dobbs on behalf of the property owners, rnSlte Development. The
request Is to change Future Land Use designation from Single Family to Muli.
Family on the entire Block 12 (Lots 1 to 26); Lots 1, 2, 3, and 9 (less le East 32
feet of 9), and 10 to 26 of Block 21; Lot to 6 of Block 22; City of Okeechobee
Subdivision. The property is approximately 9.159 acres, Is currently vacant and
located between Northwest 12th and 13th Streets and 5th to 8th Avenues.
The Public Hearing will be held at City Hall, 55 S.E. 3rd Avenue, Rm 200, Okeecho.
bee, FL. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate Ir
:ji., r,,jri,,,. DThe proposed Ordinance may be Inspected in its entirety by mem-
.i: i -,public in the of the City Clerk during regular business hours,
Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm, exceptfor holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal as
decision made by the City. Council with respect to any matter considered at thOis
hearing, such Inerested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatm record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the tesatmony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records oa
the Clerk. In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida
Statutes 286.26 persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to par.
ticipate In this proceeding should contact Lane Gamlote no later than two J2
widng days drior to e proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voce
impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
By: James E. Kirk, Mayor
Attest: Lane oamlotea, CITY CLERK
150246 ON 7/23/06


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Preliminary Notice 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, Florlda. For questions regarding
this proposal contact Mr. Gregory L Carulthers, i61-683-22B5.
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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Community Events


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.

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.

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: ohsl987reunion@hotmail.com

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St.,.has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to
expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games, card
games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact
Sheila at (863) 462-518i'Y"'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.


Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S, Parrott Ave. Donations
for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the fundrais-
er will go to Shriner's programs.

Ornament sales benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The'ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information, Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (8635 763-2829;
Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion
Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.

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

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


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

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held
at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave.,
across from the movie theatre. If you would like more information
on this or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call
(863) 763-8859.

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


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