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GEC customers
warned of outages
Glades Electric Cooperative
will be doing scheduled main-
tenance of the Bassinger Sub-
station on Friday, Aug. 3, and
Friday, Aug. 11.
The first outage is scheduled
to begin on Aug, 4, at midnight
and will last four hours. The
second outage is scheduled to
begin on the evening of Aug. 11
at midnight, and will last about
two hours.
All consumers fed by the
Basinger Substation will be
affected by these outages -
including members in Okee-
chobee County, on 9-mile grade
(CR-721), Micco Bluff, Dixie
Ranch, Basinger and Cornwell.
For information, call 800-
226-4024.

Pilot program
helps homeowners
The Florida Legislature has
directed the Florida Depart-
ment of Financial Services to
offer a program to help Floridi-
ans strengthen their homes
against hurricanes.
This pilot program, known
as the Florida Comprehensive
Hurricane Damage Mitigation
Program, offers free .home
inspections and matching
grants up to $5,000 to qualified
homeowners for improve-
ments meant to protect their
homes from hurricane damage.
This program will be avail-
able to homeowners whose
primary residence is a single-
family "site-built" house. The
homeowner must be able to
show proof of valid homestead
exemption and own a single-
family home with an insured
value of less than $500,000.
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Drought Index
Current: 407
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.27 feet


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

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Comics ...........12
Community Events... .4
Crossword .........13
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion ........... 4
Speak Out ......... 4
Sports ............ 9
TV .............. 14
Weather ...........2
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School board proposes budget


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It's time once again for the
Okeechobee County School
Board to adopt a new budget for
the coming year.
At their meeting Monday,
June 24, the board approved for
advertisement the proposed
$75,840.974.53 budget.
The proposed millage rate is
7.766 mils, down slightly from
the current year's rate of 7.955.
One mil .equals $1 for every


$1,000 of assessed value.
However, most people will
see their school taxes go up
because property values have
risen from $1.8 billion to $2.3 bil-
lion.
This proposed millage rate is
expected to bring in $16.8 mil-
lion, as compared to the current
budget's tax receipts of $14 mil-
lion.
The balance of the $75.8 mil-
lion budget will come from fed-
eral and state sources, including
the Florida Lottery.


The budget breaks down into
$53, 510, 083.05 in the general
fund, $293,985.24 for debt serv-
ice and capitol projects will
receive $12,047,098.45. The food
service budget is $3,765,641.06,
while funds from federal pro-
grams total $6,224,166.73.
The proposed budget will
allocate $7,732 per student and
will allow for 12 new buses and
maintenance vehicles, a forklift, a
generator at Yearling Middle
School and the purchase of land
for a school site.


Hamrick Home: A homelike atmosphere



Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonsk
'Colonel' Hamrick's original desk sits in the front parlor of The Hamrick House, the new
Hospice of Okeechobee 24-hour, skilled nursing care facility.

Hospice dream becomes reality


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Hospice of Okeechobee has
been helping the people of
Okeechobee for the past, 23
years. Its Mission Statement
states: "The mission of Hospice
of Okeechobee is to provide
comprehensive, high quality
palliative hospice care and
bereavement support to termi-
nally ill patients and families
throughout Okeechobee Coun-
ty and surrounding areas."
In order to better serve its
clients, Hospice of Okee-
chobee, with the help of count-
less volunteers and benefac-
tors, will open a hospice-care
facility some time in August to
provide round-the-clock, skilled
nursing care to individuals with
life-limiting illnesses and emo-
tional support to their families.
The new facility will be
called The Hamrick Home, in


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John Abney, the general contractor, (left) and Lisa Black-
man, the chief executive officer of Hospice of Okee-
chobee, have worked hand-in-hand to have the Hamrick
House ready to open in August.


honor of one of its largest bene-
factors. When it initially opens,
there will be eight beds avail-
able, with the ability to expand
to 12 beds. Some are in private


rooms; others are in semi-pri-
vate rooms.
The home will provide pain

See Hospice Page 2


Public hearings on the budget
will be held Aug. 1 and Sept. 5 at
6 p.m. at the school board
offices, 700 S.W. Second Ave.
Dr. Patricia. Cooper, superin-
tendent of schools, told the
board that there are still 19 teach-
ing positions vacant, most of
them are elementary and ESE
positions. She reminded the
board that contract talks with the
teachers' union will begin July
31.
In other action, the board:
approved for advertisement


a policy change on name and
address which would require all
employees to notify the school
board and the state department
of education of name and
address changes and ensure their
legal name is on any required
licenses;
approved for advertisement
a policy change revising the code
of student conduct;
approved for advertisement

See Budget Page 2


By Pete Gawdia
Okeechobee News
The 1:30 p.m. placement of
a time capsule in the center
main corridorr of the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center
will 'be the highlight of Thurs-
day's meeting .of the Okee-
chobee County Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners,
After a session two weeks
ago that ran until almost 7 p.m.
commissioners face a short
agenda of routine items this
time.
Armando Negrin of the
Seminole Tribe of Florida
Fire: Rescue ; scheduled to
present Okeechobree County
Fire/Rescue with two lifepacks.
Charlie Hays will be request-
ing permission to use the pond


at the Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center for the Taylor
Creek Bass Club Kids Day Fish-
ing Tournament on Oct. 29.
The State Road 70 project
development and environmen-
tal study will be presented by
Scott McCall of the Florida
Department of Transportation.
Commissioners will deter-
mine whether to sell a 0.419-
acre county owned plot of land.
It consists of a 50-foot wide
astip extending fiom N.W. 8th
Sireet to N \\ 6th Stieet.
Calg A. Srnmih and Associ-
ates will- be presenting the
county a bill f: $30.593.23 for
eri.ne' niri tees in c,:,rifinecit rn
'\ii-h th: Scou Driver project.

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OUA: Air in


lines caused


milky appearance


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Residents in several neigh-
borhoods served by the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority (OUA)
have been alarmed recently by
the milky appearance of their
water.
However, the water is per-
fectly safe to drink according to
OUA surfacewater treatment
plant manager Roy Reno.
"It's not harmful at all," said
Mr. Reno. "It's something
unusual and it upsets people."


Mr. Reno said that a valve at
the plant was accidentally left
open, which allowed air to
enter the water lines. Air bub-
bles caused the milky appear-
ance of the water.
As soon as the open valve
was detected, it was closed and
OUA crews began to flush fire
hydrants in different areas until
the water cleared.
Mr. Reno said that several
thousand customers were
affected, mostly in the north-

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Program offers home improvement grants


The Florida Legislature has
directed the Florida Department
of Financial Services to offer a
program to help Floridians
strengthen their homes against
hurricanes.
This pilot program, known as
the Florida Comprehensive Hurri-
cane Damage Mitigation Pro-
gram, offers free home inspec-
tions and matching grants up to
$5,000 to qualified homeowners
for improvements meant to pro-
tect their homes from hurricane
damage.
This program will be available
to homeowners whose primary
residence is a single-family "site-
built" house. The homeowner
must be able to show proof of
valid homestead exemption and
own a single-family home with an
insured value of less than
$500,000.
The program will also be avail-
able to homeowners whose pri-
mary residence is a unit in a resi-
dential building, with a valid
homestead .exemption and
whose unit has an insured value
of less than $500,000.
Properties that are not eligible
for this program are mobile or
manufactured homes, second
homes, rental properties, apart-
ments and businesses.
Homeowners will have to fill


Hospice

Continued From Page 1
control and symptom manage-
ment; attention to physical and
emotional needs by trained and
experienced medical and mental
health staff; a Hospice chaplain;
meals prepared daily; the ability
to personalize patient rooms; the
option for family members and
spouses to spend the night on
occasion; and, the ability to have
their pets visit-._-
P-amilies will have access to
bereavement and caregiver sup-
port groups weekly. These
groups are open to the public.
Many of the furnishings are
antiques from the Hamrick family
estate including R. E. 'Colonel'
Hamrick's original desk which he
used daily in his law practice. The
desk and a portrait of Col. Ham-
rick are on display in the front
room of the facility. A large
antique china cabinet adorns one
wall in the dining area. Numer-
ous lamps, chairs and night
stands are scattered throughout
the patient rooms, adding to the
homey atmosphere. The beds are
covered in beautiful quilts and
lacy covers.
. There is a dining room and
microwave for visitors to warm
up any food they bring from
home. There are several lounge
areas where they go to take a
break. There is a beautiful smok-
ing and fresh air porch on the
rear of the building.
Abney and Abney Construc-
tion was the general contractor
for the 5,000-square-foot build-
ing. The actual construction
began in January. The facility will
have an industrial-sized genera-
tor in case of power outages and
storm shutters in case of high
winds.
"My objective was to have it
completed as soon as possible,"
stated Mr. Abney. "We worked
with so many subcontractors and
yet everything fell right into place.
Everyone recognized the need
here in Okeechobee. They made
this project a priority instead of
secondary."
Mr. Abney went on to explain
why the Hospice project was so
special to him.
"I had a personal reason for
wanting to be part of this proj-


out an application for a free home
inspection. When the application
is approved, the Department of
Financial Services inspectors will
be available to perform the
inspection.
The inspectors will be a select
group of qualified inspectors who
have undergone background
checks, have inspection experi-
ence and have received special-
ized training in strengthening
homes against the fury of a hurri-
cane.
Homeowners will receive a
copy of the inspection report that
will outline what eligible improve-
ments may be made to the home
to protect it against hurricane
wind damage. It will provide a
range of how much each
improvement will cost, explain
what insurance discounts may be
available for each improvement
and offer a hurricane resistance
rating scale that shows the
home's current ability to with-
stand hurricanes and its future
ability with improvements.
Having this free inspection
done will not obligate the home-
owner to make any upgrades to
the home. But, the inspection
must be done in order for the
homeowner to be eligible for the
grant program.
A completed inspection does


not automatically qualify the
homeowner for the grant, nor
guarantee them that they will
receive the grant. The Depart-
ment of Financial Services will
determine who qualifies and
receives the funds. They must
direct the grant money to areas
that will help reduce hurricane
exposure.
Once the homeowner receives
the inspection report and decides
which upgrades will be done, the
Department of Financial Services
must be contacted for a grant.
Instructions on how to apply for
the grants will also be on the offi-
cial website in August. They will
also provide a list of approved
contractors.
If work has already been done
to the home, a homeowner can-
not apply for a grant to pay for
that work. The homeowner must
be approved for the grant before
any contracts can be signed or
before any actual work can be
done.
The program will match
homeowner funds dollar for dol-
lar up to $5,000 to upgrade
items on the inspection list. If the
recommended improvements
will cost $3,000, the homeowner
must pay $1,500 and the grant will
pay the other $1,500. If the recom-


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Rooms will have comfortable chairs for visitors, as well as
some original furnishings from the Hamrick family estate.
Since Hospice emphasizes that patients should live in a
homelike atmosphere, families will be encouraged to bring
mementos from home.
ect," said Mr. Abney. "In 1995 my What will the future bring for
wife. Sherry Delone\ Altman the Hamnrick House and Hospice
Abney, was diagnosed with stage of Okeechobee?
four breast cancer. Over a two- "We have plans to renovate
year period we fought the dis- one of the Hamrick buildings on
ease. In December 1997, she the property and convert it into
died. During the last few months, staff apartments," said Ms. Black-
Hospice was instrumental in man. "The other building (the
helping me cope with this devas- blue one) will continue to be the
stating illness. I wanted to give volunteer building."
back some of what they did for i
me. There will be a room in the "Without our volunteers and
facility dedicated to the memory benefactors, we would not have
of Sherry." been able to come as far as we
ofSherry." have. We would like to thank
"There are 20 on staff, but they Abney & Abney Construction,
are continuing to.hire daily. We American Aluminum, Burgess
have been hiring and training Paint Supply, CML Communica-
since December," stated Lisa tions, Central Gas, Chapman Dry-
Blackman, chief executive officer wall, Classic Asphalt, Curren
of Hospice of Okeechobee. "I am Electric, Daniels Plumbing, Fresh
so pleased to have good, sea- Kitchens & Flooring, Gary's Lock
soned professionals working & Safe, Hoss' Discount Alu-
with me." minum Builders, JKS Land Ser-
For individuals living in their vices, Ledferd's, Life Safety Sys-
own home, the cost of hospice teams, M.E. Cooper Construction
care is fully covered under Inc., Quality A/C & Heating of
Medicare, Medicaid and, most Okeechobee, Rebecca Homer
insurances. If a person chboses Design, Superior Gas & Appli-
to move into The Hamrick ance Service, Tarmac Industries,
House, there is an additional W & W Lumber and Gene
room and board fee not covered Woods and Sons, Badcock Furni-
by insurance. Fees will be ture, Lamb of God Ministries, R.J.
assessed on a sliding scale taking Gators and Suncoast Medical
the patient and their family's Equipment," said Ms. Blackman.
financial needs into account. To contact Hospice of Okee-
"No one will be denied care chobee to answer any questions
for the inability to pay," said Ms. or to schedule an appointment,
Blackman. call (863) 467-2321.


mended improvements cost
$25,000, the homeowner would
pay $20,000 and the grant would
pay $5,000.
The grant money must be
used for: improving the strength
of your roof; creating a secondary
water barrier to prevent water
intrusion if your shingles do blow
off; upgrading to stronger hurri-
cane-resistant shingles; braces for
gable ends; reinforcing roof-to-
wall connections; installation of
hurricane window shutters; and
upgrading exterior doors, includ-
ing replacement of a standard
garage door with a hurricane-
reinforced garage door.
Information will be available
by August on the program web-
site,
www.mysafefloridahome.com,
to inform Floridians when to
apply for the free inspections. The
program will offer qualified
homeowners options for applying
for the free inspections, which
will include an on-line application
that must be filled out and sub-
mitted electronically or by mail.
Homeowners who do not
have internet access will be able
to call the department's toll-free
consumer telephone number, 1-
800-342-2762, to request an appli-
cation.



Budget
Continued From Page 1
a policy change requiring part-
time coaches to have CPR training
and training about the dangers of
drug use;
approved a change order to
the kitchen renovation and HVAC
replacement at Yearling Middle
School in the amount of $13,267;
approved the K-12 compre-
hensive reading plan for the com-
ing school year;
e appointed Tracy Downing
an assistant principal at Seminole
Elementary School; and,
revised personnel alloca-
tions for the coming school year
to delete one paraprofessional
and one custodian position.


News Briefs

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

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

Foley's aide plans local hours
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker, aide to U.S. Representative Mark
Foley (R-16th Dist.) will hold office hours in room 106 of the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W Second St., on Thursday, July 27.
Ms. Decker will be available from 9 until 11 a.m. She can also be
reached during these hours by calling (863) 763-6441.

Teachers contract talks to begin July 31
OKEECHOBEE Contract negotiations between the Okeechobee
County School Board and the Okeechobee County Educations Associ-
ation, which represents teachers and non- instructional school board
employees, will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 31.
The negotiations will be held in the school board meeting room on
the third floor of the school board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.

Gymnastics day celebration planned
OKEECHOBEE Kid Space, 818 E. N. Park St., will host a National
Gymnastics Day open house on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 1 until 3p.m.'
The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge. '
There will also be free fitness assessments, health screenings, free
food, bounce house, prize giveaways, face painting and a magic sho .
The event is being held to celebrate National Gymnastics Day 2006
Focus on Fitness. It is being held in conjunction with USA-Gymnastics,
Tyson Foods and the Children's Miracle Network.
For information, call (863) 357-4496.


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Continued From Page 1
In another Scott Driver matter,
commissioners will consider a
change order to Sheltra & Sons
for $45,380.
Commissioners will be asked
to establish a rental fee of $0.25
per square foot for county owned
hangars.
The last action item on the
agenda will require commission-
ers to consider how to spend a
Community Development Block
Grant for 2005 hurricane recov-
ery.
Rounding out the day will be a
5:30 p.m. workshop with the
Tourist Development Council.




Water
Continued From Page 1
west and northeast areas served
by OUA, along with some in the
southeast area. He said about a
quarter of OUA's approximately
8,500 customers were affected.
The problem occurred on
Wednesday and fire hydrants
were flushed on Thursday, Friday
and on into the weekend, accord-
ing to Mr. Reno.
The problem should be
cleared up by now.


Heat tests California's energy supply


By Aaron C. Davis
Associated Press Writer
SACRAMENTO Gripped by a
10th straight day of 100-degree
heat, California sweated out the
possibility of more blackouts Tues-
day as the number of suspected
heat-related deaths climbed to at
least 38 and the rotting carcasses of
thousands of dairy cows and other
livestock baked in the sun.
Some communities faced their
third day without electricity as the
record-breaking temperatures
strained transmission equipment.
"We're asking people for one
more day of conservation," said
Gregg Fishman, the California Inde-
pendent System Operator, which
manages the state's power grid.
'We're not out of thewoods yet."
The stretch of 100-plus degree
scorchers that descended on the
state last week marks the first time
in 57 years that both Northern and
-Southern California have experi-
enced exterldf heat waves simul-
taneously, California Undersecre-
tary for Energy Affairs Joe
Desmond said.
In the Central Valley, where
most of the deaths have occurred,
temperatures were expected to


reach 100 to 105 degrees on Tues-
day, down from 110 to 115 in previ-
ous days. Truly cooler weather was
not expected until Wednesday,
when the system was forecast to
move east into Nevada and Utah.
Coroners in 11 counties were
investigating deaths that appeared
heat-related. Most of the victims
were elderly. Among the dead was
a nursing home patient in Stockton
who died after the air conditioning
gave out in 115-degree weather. A
gardener collapsed on the job and
died. A woman was found dead
along a bike path.
The triple-digit heat has been
hard on livestock as well, causing
thousands of deaths and a dip in milk
production in the No. I dairy state,
according to agriculture officials.
In the San Joaquin Valley, a com-
bination of the searing heat, bigger
dairies and fewer plants to properly
dispose of dead animals created a
backlog of rotting carcasses.
"They're just sitting out there in
the sun, drawing flies," said Fresno
County dairy farmer Brian
Pacheco.
Tens of thousands of customers
in Northern and Southern California
had no electricity. About 1,700 San
Jose customers faced their third day


without power, and some residents
slept in backyards and hotel rooms
to escape the stifling heat.
Pacific Gas & Electric
spokesman Brian Swanson said
most outages were caused by
equipment failures and not a short-
age of electricity.
In St. Louis, about 145,000
homes and businesses still without
power after two storms last week
knocked out electricity to nearly
600,000 customers. A utility worker
was electrocuted Tuesday and
another was injured while trying to
restore power.
Many grew frustrated with
Armieren Corp.'s handling of the cri-
sis. The Rev. Al Sharpton led a
protest Tuesday in front of Ameren
headquarters, saying the company
was not doing enough to help poor
and working-class people. The civil
rights activist also called for a 10
percent rate cut to help the com-
munity recover.
Associated Press Writers Mar-
cus Wohisen, Rachel Konrad and
Juliana Barbassa in San Francisco,
Olivia Munoz in Fresno, Samantha
Young in Sacramento, Colleen
Long in New York and Christopher
Leonard in St. Louis contributed to
this report.


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Arrest Report


The following individuals were
..rrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
-(OCSO), the Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD), the
-.Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections (DOC).
*JovitaStaley, 32, N.E. 13thAve.,
*Okeechobee, was arrested July 20
by Deputy Roy Gilchrist on felony
charges of possession of cocaine
and resisting arrest with violence,
and a misdemeanor charge of pos-
session of drug paraphernalia. Her
bondwas set at $10,000.
Daniel Salazar, 24, N.W. 24th
Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested
July 21 by Deputy Anthony Kibler
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with possession
of marijuana over 20 grams. His
bond was set at $2,500.
Dennis Mark Hoy, 46, N.W.
Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed July 21 b\ Deput. Paul Jackson


on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with violation of
probation purchase of a con-
trolled substance. He is being held
without bond.
Jessie Henry Futch, 23, N.W.
47th Terrace, Okeechobee, was
arrested July 21 by Deputy Anthony
Kibler on Okeechobee County
warrants charging him with viola-
tion of probation possession of
cocaine and violation of probation
- possession of cocaine. He is
being held without bond.
William Hamilton, 21, N.W.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed July 21 by DOC's Melissa Spencer
on a charge ofviolation of probation
- riot or incite/encourage, and crimi-
nal mischief $1,000 or more. He is
being heldwithout bond.
Hannible Allen Wood, 46,
N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested July 21 by Deputy Anthony
Kibler on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging,him with organ-
ized fraud less than $20,000 and
exploitation of the elderly or dis-


abled. His bond was set at $7,500.
Telly S. Howard, 29, Columbia
'Drive, Tallahassee, was arrested
July 22 by Deputy Raul Marrero on
charges of possession of marijuana
with intent to sell, driving while
license suspended or revoked and
possession of false identification.
His bond was set at $13,000.
Isidro Rosales Hernandez, 34,
N. 18th Court, Fort Pierce, was
arrested July 22 by the OCPD on a
charge of driving under the influ-
ence. His bond was set at $750.
Michael Leelan Kendrick, 33,
U.S. 441 S., Okeechobee, was
arrested July 23 by Deputy Eddie
Baker on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with the
felony of failure to appear posses-
sion of cocaine, and the misde-
meanor of failure to appear pos-
session of drug paraphernalia. He
is being held without bond.
Jennifer Louise Jones, 33,
Route #6, Okeechobee, wvas
arrested July 23 by Deputy Donald
Ellis on a charge of aggravated bat-


tery. Her bond was set at $5,000.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this hewspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


Obituaries


Sister Mary Joseph
Sister Mary Joseph, age 69, of
.Auburndale, died July 23, 2006,
'at her residence. She was born
March 9, 1937,
in Lisbin,
Conn. She was
of the Religious
Order of St. ^,
Athanasius. I 7
She was affili- -
_'ated with '
SNicholas
Chapel Anchor
H house, was Sister Mary
,,with the Order Joseph
*of St. Athana-
sius for 12 years, as both a
teacher and house parent at
Anchor House. She worked with
; Hospice.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, Roland E. Herard.
She is survived by her son,
Bruce Herard of Canterbury,
Conn., daughter, Diane (Clay)
Stone of Okeechobee, sisters,
Jeane Pennington, of Williman-
tic Conn., Bernadette Mortimer
of Brooklyn, Conn., and Denice
Moreau of Connecticut. Broth-
Sprs, Norman Chattelle of Con-
;>necticut, Edward Moreau of
P .rooksville, Donald Moreau of
'Pomfret Center, Conn., and Den-
Snis Moreau of Putnam,.Conn. In
addition she is survived by four
grandchildren, Todd Stone,
Luke, John John, and Casey.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to Anchor House.
Visitation will be from 5 until
7 p.m., Friday, July 28, 2006, at
Steele's Family Funeral Services
Chapel.
S Funeral services will be at 11
a.m., Saturday, July 29, 2006, at
St. Paul's Episcopal Church with
Rev. Canon Tim Shaw.


Grant Thomas
McIntosh, Sr.
Grant Thomas McIntosh, Sr.,
age 78, of Okeechobee, died July
23, 2006, at his residence. He was
born February 22, 1978 in New
York City, N.Y., and was a resident
of Okeechobee for eight years. He
made his lifelong career in the U.S.
Air Force as a pilot. He enjoyed
reading, flying, golf and flowers.
He is survived by his wife of eight
years, Joyce McIntosh of Okee-
chobee; his children, Grant McIn-
tosh, Jr. of Jacksonville, Richard A.
Metcalf of Pawtuckett, R.I., Robert
A. Metcalf of Fulton, N.Y., Retha
MeGue of Arlington, Texas, Lori
McIntosh, and Teryl Mateo of Okee-
chobee. He is also survived by his
grandchildren, Gretchen, Lindsay,
Dessica, and Hanna; and great-
grandchildren, Jaelyn and Alexis.
A memorial service will held Fri-
day, July 28, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the
Corner Stone Baptist Church 18387
U.S. 441 North, Okeechobee. Pas-
tor Terry Moore and Pastor Wey-


man Darleywill officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial dona-
tions can be made in Grant's name to
the Corner Stone Baptist Church.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Clifford
Edward Gossage
Clifford Edward Gossage, age
60, of Okeechobee, died July 24,
2006. He was born March 23, 2006,
in Rushville, Ill. and had been a res-
ident of Okeechobee for 30 years.
He enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by his daughter,
Brenda Kennedy of Okeechobee;
dose friend, James Burnett of Okee-
chobee; grandson Larry Graham of
Okeechobee and many dose friends.
The family has decided not to
hold visitation or services at this
time. A memorial service will be
held at a later date.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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GAS PRICES: The gas prices across the country: what is raising
these prices? Last year, and the year before, it was because of the hurri-
canes destroying the oil rigs, but we haven't had any hurricanes this
year. I just think Americans need to wake up and ask Washington what
is going on with the gas prices.

SPACE TRAVEL: About the waste of money that is being spent on
going to the moon: all this is doing, is the big companies making
money off of the taxpayers. Why don't they just take our money and
put it on new ways for energy and transportation? It has always been a
waste to spend money going into spae. I don't know what the heck is
wrong with people up there. Start uZing the money for new types of
transportation.

MIDDLE EAST: Condi Rice takes a clear message to the Middle East.
The U.S. sends unlimited funds and weapons to Israel so that it can
arrange its borders and arrest and control its opponents without sanc-
tion or responsibility. China and Japan may decide this time to call in
the debt and put the U.S. down so vulnerable.

FUNDS: Maybe I missed it, but does the county still receive checks
from the landfill? I used to see the amounts in the paper when they did.
What is the amount of the reserve now? (Editor's Note: Okeechobee
County receives about $2 million a quarter from the landfill. The pro-
jected fiscal year 2006/07 beginning cash balance in the landfill trust
fund is $10,347,768.)

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Community Events

VFW hosting links tourney
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., and
their auxiliaries will be holding a golf tournament at Okee-
chobee Golf & Country Club on Aug. 12. Tee time is 8 a.m.
Gilbert Chevrolet has donated a new pickup truck that will be
given away in a hole-in-one contest. Proceeds benefit the VFW
National Home for Children. Space is limited. Teams can sign up
at the Post. For information, call (863) 697-2390.

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 prograrn is sponsored b\ the Area
Agency on Aging Foster grandparents receive a ta\fr.ee stipend
and -mileage reimbursement. They also receive lunch at the
school. Anyone interested in learning more about the program is
invited to attend the volunteers meeting and lunch on Aug. 16 at
10 a.m. at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch, 323 N.
Parrott Ave. For information, contact Lynn Vidulich at 800-773-
1895.

Scholarship benefit planned
A benefit for the Clint Ward Memorial Agriculture Scholarship
Fund will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, on the 4L Ranch, 8400 S.W.
Fox Brown Road, in Indiantown starting at 4 p.m. There will be
an open tound-robin roping competition, music, barbecue, auc-
tion and prize giveaways. The entry fee for the roping event is
$100. Registration will begin at 4 p.m., with roping to begin at 5
p.m. For donation information, contact Lora Gomez at (772)
260-1495.

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
Okeechobee 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.

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.




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Guest Commentary


Benefit planned for scholarship fund


As most of you know, on Dec.
15, 2005, a tragic automobile acci-
dent resulted in the death of Clint
Ward, when the driver of the car he
was a passenger in fell asleep at the
wheel. Clint's family has been
struggling to deal with the enor-
mous loss of their loved one.
Clint was a member of the Flori-
da Farm Bureau, American Quarter


Horse Association and the Florida
Cattlemen's Association. He was
the owner of Consolidated Agricul-
tural Services and also worked at
the Courtyard Grill as a pastry chef.
He enjoyed surfing, fishing, hunt-
ing, photography, crafting with
metal and wood and tending to his
herd of cattle.
In an effort to help, the Friends


Upcoming Events

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 meet-
ing from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For informa-
tion, 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 His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
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 (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social-Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available, For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
tion.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship'
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 relationships.
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., I
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 language
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 welcome. The
group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for care-
givers 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.

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meels each Friday for an open discussion
meeting al 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Chrishan Church. 3 Linda Road, in
Buckhead Ridge. For information, call 1863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meels at 9 a.m. at tne First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is invited. All persons
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a
caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about. For infor-
mation, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center at S.E.
Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6
for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped using.
We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

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

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

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. SecondiSt. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane.. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863) 634-4780.



Community Events

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 annual
school supplies drive.for the needy children of Okeechobee Coun-
ty. Items will be collected until Aug. 12. Proof of eligibility is needed
to qualify for the supplies. For information; to make donations; or
to inquire about getting supplies for your child, call the Mission at
(863) 763-5725.
River meeting planned
Kissimmee River Valley Public Use and Recreation meeting will
be held Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Basinger
Community Center located on U.S. 98, south of the Kissimmee
River. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for
South Florida Water Management District to meet with community
members that are interested in using the restored Kissimmee River
Valley region for public use and recreation. For information, con-
tact Jeff McLemore at 1-800-250-4200, ext. 3022.
Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at
575 S.W. 29th St., located in the New Endeavors School building.
The meeting 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
coalition 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.


of Clint Ward will be sponsoring a
barbecue and team roping compe-
tition on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 4L
Ranch, 8400 S.W Fox Brown Road,
in Indiantown, from 4 until 10 p.m.
We are hoping you can participate
in this worthy cause.
If you would like to make a finan-
cial contribution, please send your
donation to: Clint Ward Memorial


Ag. Scholarship Fund, at First Bank:
of Indiantown, 15588 S.W Warfield
Blvd, Indiantown, Fl., 34956.
Additionally, we will be collect-
ing items to auction at a barbecue:
- such as gift certificates to local
restaurants and merchants. Any
contribution to help the Ward schol-
arship is very much appreciated.
LoraGomez,


Community Events

Cornerstone Baptist Church plans VBS
Cornerstone Baptist Church, 18387 U.S. 441 N., will hold its
vacation Bible school July 26-28 from 6 until 8 p.m. Ages from.,
kindergarten through middle school are encouraged to attend.
This year's theme will be Artic Edge. For information, call (863)
763-3338..

Church hosting VBS
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their
vacation Bible school July 26-28 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 26-29 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 26-28 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.

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 envita-
dos de assitir.

Group accepting housing applications
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County, is taking appli-
cations. If your family is in need of decent, affordable housing
now is the time to apply for a Habitat for Humanity house. An
orientation and application meeting will be held on Saturday,
July 29, at 1 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Insurance office at 401 N.
W. Fourth St. Applicants must be legal residents of Okeechobee
County and have suffered damage during the hurricanes of 2004
and 2005. Neither race nor religion is a consideration in choos-'
ing the families who will partner with Habitat to receive a house.
Decisions are primarily made on level 6of need, willingness to
become partners !nthe program and ability to repay the no-prof-
it, no-interest loan. Interested families need tp return their com-
pleted applications with all the requested information no later
than Aug. 11. Applications can be mailed or dropped off at the
Habitat for Humanity office located at 1600 B. S.W. Second Ave.,
Okeechobee, Fl., 34974, on Mondays and 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
Saturday, July 29, at the Square One Sporting Clay Club, 7500
S.R. 70, which is 7 miles west of U.S. 27. The event will be held
from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and is being sponsored by the High-
lands, Glades and Okeechobee Democratic Party. Local politi-
cians will also be in attendance. For information, contact Pat
Brennan at (863) 447-0737.

Guardian ad Litem training slated
Guardian ad Litem training for volunteers will be held Mon-
day, 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.

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.

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.

Substance abuse committee to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community out-
reach and training committee will meet Friday, Aug. 4, from 9
until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. For information, call Ken
Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273 or Val Marone at (863)
462-0040.

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.

Substance abuse resource group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community
resource committee risk and protective factors meeting will be
held Monday, Aug. 7, from 10 until 11 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second I
Ave. For information, call Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064 or Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Substance Abuse Coalition to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing will be held Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.
at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall on Fifth Avenue, at the
rear of building. Lunch will be served. For information, call Val


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LIFESTYLES 5


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Birth

Mave Lia Digirolamo
Gene and
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S orn July 14, Digirolamo
2-006, at
Wellington Regional Hospital in
West Palm Beach.
She weighed 9 lbs., 4 oz., and
was 21 inches long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are
George and Mary Beth Cooper of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Gene and Donna Digirolamo of
Ben Salem, Pa.


New phone system
Hospice of Okeechobee welcomes CML Communications
(CML) as one of its newest partners. CML has upgraded
the existing phone system. Every patient's room in The
Hamrick H6me has been equipped with cordless phones.
For patient comfort none of the phones in the room will
ring however they will be free to receive and make outgo-
ing calls as they desire. Pat Wilson (left) and Barry Wells
of CML Communications upgrades the phone system in
The Hamrick Home for Hospice.


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luncheon with their youth pastor, Wayne Whitaker. Seniors (left to right) are: Lizzie Dyce, Asha
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6 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Planning
Although WalkAmerica 2007
is still eight months away, plan-
ning for the event is beginning.
An organizational meeting of the
WalkAmerica committee was
held on July 18, 2006. The com-
mittee is excited to report that
Dr. Patricia Cooper, superintend-
ent of schools, will once again
serve as the honorary chairper-
son. Local attorney, Laura
McCall, of Cassels & McCall, will
serve as the WalkAmerica 2007
chairperson.
The committee is looking for-
ward to 2007 in the hopes that
the success of 2006 will be con-
tinued. Okeechobee County
raised more than $54,000 at,
WalkAmerica 2006, held March
19th of this year. The top ten
teams in 2006 were: Seminole
Tribe of Florida, Big Lake Nation-
al Bank, Okeechobee County
Planning and Development,
Publix, North Elementary,
Raulerson Hospital, Everglades
Elementary, Healthy Start Coali-
tion, Law office of Cassels &
McCall and Okeechobee KOA.
It was noted that Dr. Cooper
rallied the schools in 2006, as
participation among our youth
was at an all-time high. The fol-
lowing schools participated in
2006: Central Elementary, North
Elementary, South Elementary,
Yearling Middle School, and the
Okeechobee Freshman Campus
Key Club. Their participation
was important to the success of
WalkAmerica 2006, as evidenced
by the awards won by those
groups: North Elementary won
awards for the 2006 outstanding
new team and the 2006 top
fundraising school; also Bryan
Suarez of the North Elementary
team was the 2006 first to finish.
Central Elementary won the
award for greatest year-over-
year increase. It was awesome
that all four of the elementary
schools raised over $1,000 each,
earning them each a chairman's
club award.
Other awards earned in 2006
were: favorite t-shirt, Okee-
chobee County; outstanding sta-
tion, Lakeview Builders/Cum-
berland Realty; team with most
registered walkers and regis-
tered participants, Seminole
Tribe of Florida; top senior team
and outstanding team spirit win-
ner, Okeechobee KOA; arid, top
three fundraiser 'individuals,
Kathleen Shatto, Laura McCall-
;and Sue Grove. Outstanding
county sponsor, WalI-Mart; top
fundraiser team family team,
Bud's Misfits; team with most
money raised online, Big Lake


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Laura McCall (left) and 'Dr. Patricia Cooper (right) served as the chair and honorary chair of
WalkAmerica 2006. They will continue to serve in those capacities for WalkAmerica 2007.


National Bank; and, top
fundraising preschooler, Drake
Lawrence.
At this time, it is anticipated
that WalkAmerica 2007 will be
held, Saturday, March 31, 2007.
This is a change from the histori-
cal date on the third Saturday in
March, so that WalkAmerica will
not conflict with spring break.
Currently serving on the WalkA-
merica committee are: Barbara
Boling, Jennifer Busbin, Karen
Cassels, Sohpia Graves, Laura
McCall, Patricia McWhorter,
Susan Pilgrim, and Sally Wib-


bles. Anyone interested in serv-
ing on the WalkAmerica 2007
committee should contact Pam
Crowley at (772) 562-0115 or
Laura McCall (863) 763-3131.
The March of Dimes is a
national voluntary health agency
whose mission is to improve the
health of babies by preventing
birth defects and infant mortali-
ty. The March of Dimes funds
programs of research, commu-
nity services, education, and
advocacy. The Okeechobee
Health Start Coalition as well as
the Okeechobee County Health


Department have implemented
numerous local programs with
March of Dimes funds, raised
from events like WalkAmerica.
For more than 60 years, the
March of Dimes has led lifesav-
ing breakthroughs for babies
beginning with the polio vac-
cine, then on to the regionaliza-
tion of neonatal intensive care
units and most recently the
implementation of a national
folic acid awareness campaign.
For more information, visit the
March of Dimes Home page at
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6228 to resister. For more information on the 6olf tournament call Donald Waller @ 233-1135.
A barbeque, silent auction and 50/50 raffle will begin at 12 Noon in Fla6ler Park #4. The cost is
$6.00 a plate for pork or chicken, baked beans, corn on the cob and dinner rolls. Dinners may be
picked up or delivered. ($1 delivery fee) Items donated for the silent auction may be dropped off
at American Water @ 405 SW 2nd Street, Affordable Art & Framing @ 116 SW 4th Avenue or
call to arrange pick up. An account has also been established at any Seacoast National Bank. For
more information, to arrange delivery of meals or to buy advanced tickets call Robin (863) 634-
3970, Rodney (863) 634-1306 or Frank (863) 634-1595


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- - YMS planning
- -girls sports tryouts
- Yearling Middle School soccer
and volleyball tryouts will begin at
the end of the first week of school.
Any students wishing to tryout
for a school athletic team must
have a current school physical
dated after April 1, 2006.
YMS girls interested in playing
^" volleyball are invited to come to
the Yearling Middle School gym
Each night during the week of July
"' 31-Aug. 4 from 6 until 8 p.m. to
work on their skills.
All YMS girls, including incom-
-" . ing sixth graders, are invited to
attend but must have a current
physical to participate.


OHS will host
softball classes
S The Okeechobee High School
S. softball field will be open from 5
until 8 p.m. every Thursday begin-
. ning July 13 until the start of school
in August for free fast pitch softball
instruction.
S. This weekly instruction will be
S_ provided to all interested athletes
ages 6-14 and will be taught by
S :O.H.S. head softball .coach Kim
K : .i-argida .and.-menibers-of-t-he
S* Lad\ Brahrn ri \aisitM ;otitball
Steam.
For information, call Kim Har-
S. graves at (863) 634-6322.


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OHS golf team
sign-ups ongoing
Anyone interested in joining the


Okeechobee High School boys' or
girls' golf team should pick up a
physical form at the high school
office or at Quality Tees as soon as
possible. In order to participate, a
current physical must be on record
with the school. For information
contact coach Mark Ward at (863)
634-1722.

OHS to host
volleyball match
Okeechobee High School will
host an alumni volleyball match at
Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W.
28th St., on Friday, July 28 at 8 p.m.
The match will feature varsity
volleyball alumni from odd-num-
bered graduation years against
even numbered years.
If you would like to participate
in this event, or if you know some-
one who might be interested in
playing, contact head volleyball
coach George May at (863) 634-
5836.
Admission to the match is free.
The alumni match will be fol-
lowed by an OHS volleyball team
exhibition and then a Midnight
Madness 4-on-4 tournament.
CaHt-:2ch May for information.

Midnight madness- -
tourney is slated
The Okeechobee High School
volleyball team will host a 4-on-4
Midnight Madness Volleyball Tour-
nament beginning at midnight on
Friday, July 28, at the Osceola Mid-
dle School gymnasium, 825 S.W.
28th St.


The tournament is open to any-
one ages 14 and up. This is a co-ed
tournament, but teams must keep
a minimum of two female players
on the court at all times.
Entry fee is $100 in pledges or
donations per team, or $25 per
individual entry. Individual entries
will be assigned to a team.
Teams can expect to play 10
matches. There will be an A, B and
junior division as determined by
the number of entries. Matches
will be played simultaneously on
three courts. The tournament will
conclude at 6 a.m. with an awards
ceremony and pancake breakfast.
For information or to receive a
fyer and pledge sheet, contact
head volleyball coach George May
at (863) 634-5836.

OHS volleyball
tryouts scheduled
Okeechobee High, School
(OHS) will be holding volleyball
tryouts beginning Monday, July 31.
Because of gym renovations at the
high school, tryouts will be at
Osceola Middle School from 5:30
until 7:30 p.m. Practice will contin-
'ue at the same time and location
until the OHS gyn is finished. The
tryouts are for all grades, including
incoming freshmen. You must
turn in a physical and parent con-
sent form prior to tryouts. You can
pick these up at the OHS main
office between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
daily. If you need additional infor-
mation contact head coach
George May at (863) 634-5836.


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Passing of WRDA bill will restore
"We thank Senate Majority conference committee to Corps of Engineers is needed
Leader Bill Frist, Senators Mel resolve their variations. Congres- to implement the Indian River
Martinez and Bill Nelson, and sional funding will still have to Lagoon South Restoration Pro-
tCongressmen Connie Mack, be appropriated for the projects' ject and $342 million for the
iMark Foley, Mario Diaz-Balart, engineering and construction Picayune Strand Restoration
JAlcee Hastings and E. Clay Shaw activities. Approximately $1.2 Project.
Jr. who persevered and kept billion split equally between Florida has forged ahead to
pushing to pass this important the South Florida Water Manage- implement the Comprehensive
;bill. ment District and the U.S. Army Everglades Restoration Plan
This is a great day for Ameri-
ica's Everglades. While the state
thas already been aggressively
moving forward to fund and .. :. ..
Build these critical projects .



our partners to restore the Ever- I '" "- "
S u our Acceler8 Ever ,


*M The U.S. Senate passed the v
hong-awaited Water Resources



gladestoration projects the Indian
River Lagoon South Restoration .
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part of the bigger 50-50 federal-
state Comprehensive Everglades n : "
Restoration Plan (CERP). peaceful ga en
The House version of the bill, The Butterfly Garden at Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Cer
ong-hich passed last year, and the for its tranquility and beauty.
enew Senate bill will now go to
.ne %. Senate ill will now go to


Everglades
with an investment of $1.7 bil-
lion toward Acceler8 the
state's initiative to fast track
eight key Everglades restoration
projects and a commitment for
an additional $3.2 billion
through the end of the decade to
clean up and restore the famed
River of Grass.


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Free Notary
Fax & Copy Service
No Cost as Well
To the Public

213 SW Park Street
357.1707
(Inside Accurate Insurance)


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okecompo@strato.net


KUHN'S
ROOFING
SERVICES, INC.
Roof Repairs
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #CCC057253
(863) 467-2382



j lKarns Tractor
1 Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)
License # 1472


. Are You
P pIr Prepared for
3 Hurricane
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Hurricane Panels
* Rollups & Accordions
Mark's Satellites, Inc.
3861 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 467-7555
\ Lic. #886


(863) 634-6982
(863) 634-6721


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PRINTING RUBBER STAMPS MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING DELIVERY FAX SERVICE
SERVICE AVAILABLE (863) 763-3012


RON-DEE'S
Minor Repairs

"No Job too Big or too Small"
FREE ESTIMATES
Roof Coating
Handy Man's Special
Mobile Homes & Morel
863-467-2917
License #2349 & #5698


liwik Pack

for all your packing, shipping,
mailing & gift needs
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-5pm
Sat. 10am-2pm
3260 Hwy. 441 South
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 763-3158
Fax: (863) 76363-3651
GIftShack05@aol.com


K&N
Mobile Welding, i
Serving Okeechobee &
Surrounding Areas
(863) 634-1130
(863) 467-8835
Licensed & Insured
County #1517 -City #5681
Norris & Kim Newhouse, Owners


INSURANCE
1114 NW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-3001
Auto Homeowners Mobile
Home Flood Motorcycle RV
Se Habla Espafiol


Tree Locators, Inc.
Plants & More
-Stones -Plants
-Boulders -Trees
-Mulch 9 -Supplies
-Morton Salts -Delivery
OVER 50 VARIETIES OF STONES & BOULDERS
WHOLESALE PRICING AVAILABLE
16162 HwY 441 N. OKEECHOBEE
10 MILES N. OF HWY 70, ACROSS FROM 68 W.
PHONE: (863) 763-7736.




100 NW PARK ST.
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy,
Open 24 Hours


We've Moved!






Bill's Shoe Repair
Hwv. 441 S -* 763-1187



S olesale
Delivery Available
Public Welcome
1650 Hwy. 70 E.
357-0303
OPEN ON SAT. 8:30A.M. EOP.M.
WALK INS ONLY


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Introducing new lower-cost BlueOptions plans for
Individuals under 65. Its the same high-quality coverage
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to show you the new lower-cost altematives, today.
Call 561-301-3946 to learn more.
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6650 W. Indian Town Road, Suite 100
Jupiter, FL 33458
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863-763-8485
FREE ESTIMATES!
Weed-eating, Mowing
& Clean-ups.
Call and Ask for
Adam Staton, Manager
Lic. # 1355



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Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!
Licensed Gary Champion
& Insured 863-763-2992




HORIZON PROPERTIES
Brian A. Hurst
REALTOR ,
561 602 6283
BHurstC21@cs.com
www.brianhurstc21.com
6 OFFICES: OKEECHOBEE, Jupiter, Stua.
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SIGNS

& T-SHIRTS
Call Us!
Signs & Shirts Inc.
863 763902


By the Sleeve or By
the Case
Supplies:
Industrial & Agricultural
Janitorial Cleaning Shop
Hardware Paper Products
TRI-CO SUPPLY, INC.
(863) 467-0333
2900 S.W. 3rd Terrace


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
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LOWEST CUTS
LAWN CARE
We beat ALL Estimates
Sby 10% Guaranteed"
SServing Okeechobee
f! \ County
Call For FREE Estimates
(863) 634-7760
Ask For Tom L.,#2458


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Your Personal Plumber
I After Hours
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8 Available
: State Reg. #RF11067148
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10 a.m. 10 p.m.
www.floridatattoo.com
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S863-824-0828
(Next to Bll's Mini Mart)


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HERE

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or e-mail
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"When you need a service,

call a professional!"
.. Call 863-763-3134 or email us at
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12 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 26, 2006


At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, July 21,
through Thursday, July 27, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Pirates of the
Caribbean" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7:15 and
9:40 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
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 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Monster
House"(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7and 9p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes
for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the
Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505
S. Parrott Ave. Topics include disci-
pline a family affair, birth to eight
months infants, eight to eight-
een months the toddler, 18 to 36
months terrific twos, three year
olds, and uncommon sense. Each
week parents "earn" baby bucks to
purchase items for their baby at the
center's Baby Boutique. Childcare
is not provided; however, infants in
carriers are welcome. For details,
call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-
6320.

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

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

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

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

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is


closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through.#7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811, or Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.


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Auctions 105
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Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160



Auction
For (1) Fire Vehicle
BUCKHEAD RIDGE
August 1st, 6:30 P.M.
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,
S(863)467-2872.
HORSES: (4) Found in Okee-
*chobee County. Call to ID.
(863)634-1358
MINI PINSCHER in Oak Park
area, Okeechobee, please call
to identify (863)467-8038
PITBULL, Black male, young,
very friendly, vic. of Fernwood
Lane, LaBelle. Call to identify.
(863)612-5850
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


AMERICAN BULL DOG- 4
years old. Free To Good
Home! (863)634-5729
BASKET BALL GOAL-
(863)467-8038
CAT, Adult spayed female, to
good home without children.
(863)675-4107
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 (3), 8 weeks, 2 male
& 1 female, gray & white. To
good home only.
(863)261-4166


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Place Your
YARD SALE
ad today!

Get FREE
signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


KITTENS- to good homes 3
half grown lovable kittens, all
different (863)946-9133
MIXED PUPPY, Rescued
male, will pay for neutering &
rabies, needs fencedyard.
(863)673-0274 after 6pm.



Multi-Family
OKEECHOBEE,
Thurs.-Sun. July 27th-30th,
8am-?, 3534 NW 28th Ave.
Basswood.Furniture, House-
hold items, Clothes &
Much More!


**GOT A BUSINESS?** Dra-
matically increase sales by
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and Debit cards. 0% Dis-
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Free equipment upgrades!
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about everything else. Don't
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http://www.poke-
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thing!

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


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



A COOL TRAVEL Job. Now hir-
ing (18-24 positions).
Guys/Gals to work and travel
entire USA. Paid training,
transportation, lodging fur-
nished. Call today, Start to-
day. (877)646-5050.
A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
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.




ASSISTANT
MANAGER &
SERVERS NEEDED
(AM & PM)
For Busy
Restaurant
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1111 S. Parrot Ave.

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Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

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


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.


DATA ENTRY! Work From
Anywhere. .Flexible Hours.
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quired. Excellent Career Op-
portunity. Serious Inquiries
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We offer:
Predictable miles and home time
Paid on hub miles
Orientation Pay
Sign on Bonus
Class A CDL with HazMat req.
Find out more: 800-428-0343 or visit
www.amrellini.com

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406 Northwest 4th Street
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openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


DRIVER

NEEDED

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

2595 NW 8th Street


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







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


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Raulerson Hospital has been serving the community for 27
years. We offer a full range of medical and surgical services and
state of the art practices. Become part of our team and you'll feel
right at home in our friendly, caring community Hospital.

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FT Director of Med/Surg Nursing Unit
FT Registered Nurse
FT Housekeeper
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FT & PRN Physical Therapist
FT & PRN Physical Therapist Assistant
For Consideration, please come to Human Resources and complete
an employment application. Log on to www.raulersonhospital.com,
for additional information & other opportunities. EOE
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL


COURT RECORDS CONTRAC-
TOR NEEDED! Must have
knowledge of Criminal, Civil,
Liens, UCC's Real Estate
records at the court. Fax &
PC Required. Fax Resumes
to: (866)322-8246 Attn: Mi-
chelle.
COWBOYS WANTED!
For Deseret Cattle & Citrus
Competitive Pay, Benefits.
Fax resume to: 407-89.2-0491
or call 407-892-3672

DETENTION OFFICER: Phoe-
nix, Arizona. Maricopa
County Sheriff's Office.
$14.99/hr. Excellent benefits.
No experience necessary.
Contact (602)307-5245,
(877)352-6276, or
www.mcso.org. 400 vacan-
cies including civilian posi-
tions.
Driver- $1000 Sign on Bonus
for Experienced Flatbed Driv-
ers. 'Home Week-
ends-$950+/Week. Great
Benefits & Equipment. Stu-
dents w/CDL-A Welcome.
Call PGT: (800)837-7748.
DRIVER: YOU WANT IT, WE
HAVE IT! Solo, teams, owner
operators, company drivers,
students, recent grads, re-
S gional, dedicated, long haul.
SVan, flatbed. Must be 21.
CRST Career Center.
(800)940-2778, www.drive-
orcrst.com.
Driver-HIRING QUALIFIED
DRIVERS for Central Florida
Local & National OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.

DRIVERS
Small company with well
maintained equipment
looking for hard working,
experienced drivers.
Must have Class A license.
Work 52 days.
Home every night &
benefits. Permanent work
with a variety of loads.
Santom Transport
863-763-6606
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.
INTERESTED IN A POSTAL
JOB Earning $57K/yr Avg
Minimum Pay? Our services
can help you prepare for the
Postal Battery Exam, Find
Out How! Call Today For
More Information...
(800)584-1775 Ref Code
#P5799.
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 Driver's Li-
cense. Call (863)357-2700 :
MECHANICS: Up to $20,000
bonus. Keep the Army Na-
tional Guard Rolling. Fix
Humvees, Strykers, etc. Ex-
pand your skills through ca-
reer training. Be a soldier.
1-800-GO-GUARD.com/me-
chanic.html.
OFFICE MANAGER &
OFFICE STAFF NEEDED
Experience a must.
Please email resume to:
chrisintally@yahoo.com
or fax to: 863-467-1126
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
0/0 Driver The F/S is higher
here! Zero down lease/low
payments. $1.11 Avg.,
$2,000 Productivity Bonus
$2,600 Referral Bonus. Base
Plate provided. FFE'
(800)569-9298.
SPECTACULAR OPPORTU-
NITY. Looking for a great op-
portunity to augment your
income at your own pace?
We are an established im-
porter & manufacturer of
Displays, Boxes & Accesso-
ries seeking salespersons
with experience in the jewel-
ry trade. Carry our line exclu-
sively or complement your
present merchandise. Work
full or part time it's up to
you. We provide exceptional
commissions and flexible
employment throughout the
U.S. fax: (514)341-6513 or
email: universalpack-
age@bellnet.ca.
We're raising pay for Florida
Regional drivers! Home eve-
ry weekend! Home during
the week! Solid weekly
miles! 95% no touch! Pre-
planned freight! $.43 per
mile HEARTLAND EXPRESS
(800)441-4953 www.heart-
landexpress.com.


Employment
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NURSING
Get Back To Caring!
If caring for people is your
number one concern, we
are the place for you! Join
us In one of these immediate
openings at the Okeechobee
Correctional Institution:
Director of Nursing
Must be an RN with at least
1 year of supervisory/man-
agement experience.
RNs
FT, nights (12 hr. shifts) &
PRN, all shifts
LPNs
FT, days (12 hr. shifts) &
PRN, all shifts
We offer great rates
and benefits.
For consideration,
contact Denise Kelchner at:
863-462-5569;
fax:'863-462-556. EEO/AA
www.prisonhealth.com



PART-TIME MAINTENANCE
'HELP NEEDED: Saturday &
Sunday a must. Contact
Barbara at (863)763-4114


Love Books? Need profession-
al for sales opportunity.
Home office required.
www.selltoschools.com

Financial I




Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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it! A financial Miracle, need
computer & small invest-
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LOCAL VENDING ROUTE:
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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


COLT 38, Special 4" police
positive, Blued Stag Horn
grips. $300 or trade.
(772)461-8822
RIFLE AMMO- Win. 30 30
Win, 20 rnd box, $7. Pioneer
Area. Ask 4 Ross
(863)983-8661.


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PROFESSIONAL LAWN SVC.
Business, Ig. client base w/est.
routes. Terms avail. Call David
at H & H Svcs. 863-634-1867



5.2% Guaranteed 5 Years NO
TAXES A-RATED SAFE CAPI-
TAL GROUP (800)692-6893.
Services




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





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


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



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



DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott'sQuik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glasware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment./
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C WINDOW/WALL UNIT,
Hotpoint 8,000 btu w/energy
saver, low hours.
$125(863)357-8788
AIR CONDITIONER '05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box. $1750
(954)309-8659


BARBER CHAIR, Emil J. Padair
Porcelain base w/foot rest,


WASHER & DRYER- Heavy
Duty, Frigidaire, stackable,
stainless tubs, exc cond.,
$350 firm (561)676-0427

WHIRLPOOL WASHER &
DRYER Excellent condition.
$350 or best offer
(863)697-6618


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



Arch Steel Buildings, Hurri-
cane Rated! FEMA grade.
Widths of 25, 30, 40 & 50.
Garage/Workshop/Storage.
SteelMaster Buildings, fac-
tory direct! Call
(800)341-7007. www.Steel-
MasterUSA.com.



ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011
METAL DOORS- 2, Jenweld &
1 fiberglass garage door. Ex-
cellent condition. $205. Will
separate.(863)763-1377
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
PAINT- (8) 5 gal containers,
Different colors, interior La-
tex, $525 for all will sell sep-
arate (863)697-2032
SLIDING GLASS DOORS,,
Used, 60x80 w/frame, good
condition. $100
(863)983-7625 after 6pm


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.
(8t3)234-9747
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
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



COMPUTER- Dell Dimension
4700, P4, 530 (3.0GHZ)
512MB/80GB, complete pkg
$500 (863)467-5877
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.


BED, queen size, black,
wrought iron, 4 poster,
w/frame, $150.
(863)357-7719
BUNK BED SET- solid wood,
Loft, like new, 5 dr dresser,
3 dr desk, $350
(305)333-1389 Clewiston
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
COMPUTER TABLE wood,
large, lots of storage. Good
cond. $30. (863)697-6618
COUCH
Dk. Purple, exc. cond. $100.
239-826-0399
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
SECTIONAL- black, with 2 re-
iners, great condition, sell
for $400. Moving must sell
(863)697-8881
SMALL TABLE- good for sew
machine, wooden, w/3 side
drawers $75 (863)824-8749
SOFA, LOVESEAT & CHAIR-
dark multi colored, like new,
$550 (863)824-8749


SAVAGE: Model 110, 7 mm
Magnum Rifle w/Redfield 4x12
scope. Both in perfect cond.
w/case. $475 (863)697-3175



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


GOLD NECKLACE 14K, with
motorcycle medallion, new
$150. Asking $125. Call
863-634-9316.


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
WINDOW AWNINGS (2), $30
(863)634-3234



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


BANTAM CHICKENS
Old English. (5) $25 for all, will
sell separate. 863-763-4638
BIRD CAGE, large, heavy duty,
80"hx42"wx30"d, $800.
(863)763-3451
CHOW CHOW PUPPIES, 3
available, parents on premis-
es, full blooded, 1st shots,
$150 (863)467-8206
DOBERMAN, 2 V/ years old,
black & tan, registered, fe-
male. $400 (863)763-1504
DOG CRATE, 30"WA 32"H
48"L. "GREAT CRATE'
#6000. Like new. $75
(863)675-0627
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
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
RING NECK DOVES, normal
color, $60 will sell separate-
ly. (863)675-3729
TURKEYS, GUINEAS, DUCKS,
DOVES, PIGEONS, GOATS,
POT BELLY PIGS & RABBITS
(863)675-4981
YORKIPOOPUPS
Awesome babies! $350.
863-357-0037 Okeechobee
ZEBRA FINCHES, mated pair,
with cage, $20.
(863)697-8731


WATER SOFTENER SYSTEM:
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-4076


MOULTRIE FEEDER- Electric,
30-40 gal. Good condition.
$40. (863)763-1377



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, $1 40.
863-634-6476
SURROUND SOUND- RCA
DIGITAL, 400 watts, 5 speaker
& sub woofer w/remote &
manual. $125 863)697-8906


CUTTING TORCH acetylene
outfit, w/cart, $300.
(561)633-1371.
GENERATOR: TITAN 8500,
Brand new. Electric start
w/keys. $2500.
(863)675-4079 LaBelle.
GENERATOR: TITAN, Brand
new. Never used. Value $4350
Now $2000. (863)675-4079
LaBelle.


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


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Misceltaneous 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.



Nookr


SURROUND SYSTEM- Pana-
sonic, 5 spkrs, subwoofer,
exc sound & quality $300
neg (863)697-9075


RCA- Brand new 20" Tru Flat
screen MTS/Stereo, Elec-
tronic V chip. $125.
(863)467-2149 Leave msg


AIR COMPRESSOR
Snap-On brand. Nearly new.
$600. 863-634-3328
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, 50psl. $75.00
863-697-2033


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makesyou a more informed
and inteiedtig person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more su cessfull



APHA YEARLINGS, variety of
colors & prices, up to date
on all shots. (863)467-8180
or (863)634-1111
APPENDIX MARE, 7 years, 16
hands, Easy Jet blood lines,
$1600 or best offer.
(772)519-2292
HORSE PANELS (Pipe): 8
pieces plus gate. All for $315
will sep. (863)675-3054








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863-467-1304
www.okeechobee-horse-trader.com
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
QUARTER HORSE MARE- 6yrs
old, bred to blk & wh paint,
very gentle, $1500
(239)340-8503
ROPING SADDLE- new, $550
(863)674-1355
R.R. APPALOOSA, Gelding, 6
years. $1200 or best offer.
(863)763.2379
SADDLE HORSE, registered,
spotted, "Cherokee", 13 yrs
young, UTD vaccs, exp. rid-
er, $1500. (863)467-4049
SHOW SADDLES, (2), brand
new, black, $1000 will sell
separately. (239)465-1393
THOROUGHBRED GELDING -
Bay, 17 hands, 18 yrs., exp.
rider, exc. all around horse,
$1800.561-629-6213.
How do you flnd a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifieds



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
GRILL, Full size, side table,
burner, warming rack, flame
control. $30 (863)634-3234
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


all hydraulics work. $700
neg. (863)697-0328


OVEN- 2 in 1, microwave/con-
vection, brand new $100
(863)467-7017
REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool,
14 cu. ft., be good for 2nd
refrigerator, $50.
(863)763-1370
REFRIGERATOR- With ice
maker, Good condition.
$100. (239)826-5226
WASHER & DISH WASHER-
Like new. Exc. cond. $100.
Will separate. 772-260-0918
or 863-763-6023
Join al the people who
say, "I sold it In the clas-
sltlods."









Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 26,2006


Rentals





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N.of OKEE -2 Br,1 Ba
12 mi. Nof Okeechobee.
.$575 mo. 1st&sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vIdp surfinthenetnet
OKEE. Furnished. Efficiency
$800. mo. Util. furnished.
1st, Last & Sec. Non Smok-
ing Envi. (863)801-4949
OKEECHOBEE- Ig 2br, 2ba, on
Taylor Creek, $950/mo, 1st,
last & security.
(863)634-6586
SAMATHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
? Avail. 8-01-06, Behind Cap.
SD's.2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., W/D,
$900 mo. + 1st, last& sec.
dep. (863)467-9250


BASSINGER, 3br, iba 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
DESIRABLE SW City, 3 br,
1.5ba, $900. mo. + 1st,
:Last, Sec. dep. & ref.
(863)357-8303
-House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, 13
miles W. of Okeechobee on
Hwy. 70, Horses welcome
i$1100. mo. (863)634-3262
SMove 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.
18631467-125-1
OKEE. 2br, 1ba; 1 ac., Shed,
CA, Appl. incl,.No pets $850.
mo. + 1st, last & sec. deps
-Cr/ck req. (863)447-2130
OKEE HOUSES FOR RENT
3/2& 3/1', Completely renovat-
ed. $1200-$1400 mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Side 4 Borm, 2 Ba.. 11200
mo. + IST, la. 1, efC. dep f,
reis Call Barry 77-2'16-1461



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


I Pb ic Notice 50


OFFICE SPACE-900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740


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 Inspectioni 060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BASSINGER: 4.9 Acres w/
Pond, 2 Electrical Outlets, 2
Septic's, 3 BR, 2 BA Home
w/space avail for new home.
$250,000. (863)467-8460
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@adelphla.net
OKEE., Cute 3br, 2ba, CBS
Home in Kings Bay. Many up-
grades, Pool access. Must see
189,000. (863)634-0779
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.


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


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



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cherokeemountainrealty.com
(800)841-5868.
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BILLION DOLLAR VISTAS
WITH COOL MOUNTAIN
BREEZES HIGH ATOP THE
SMOKIES BETWEEN PRE-
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EXCLUSIVE, PRIVATE, SE-
CLUDED, NEW HOMESITES
FROM $175,000
(800)679-7976 www.high-
landspass.com.
COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA
Waterfront Community. The
Preserve at River Sea. Devel-
oper Closeouts. From
$129,900. Incredible loca-
tion. Far below market value.
18 month no payment plan.
(866)213-6315. Broker,
Neighborhood Properties,
LLC.
East Tennessee- Norris Lake
5.6 acre wooded LAKE-
FRONT lot- $66,500 5.1 acre
wooded VIEW lot- $28,900
Call Lakeside Re:alty @
(423)626-5820 Or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
Gated community 2 hours
from Atlanta & the Coast 1/2
to 3 acre parcels from the
$40's. Incredible sunsets &
summer breezes! Private lo-
cation, amenities. Call
(866)882-1107.
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
shore.com, (866)891-5163.
KY LAKEFRONT ACREAGE
Private, gated, lakefront
community. Waterfront par-
cels with generous 120'
Frontage from the $70's.
Spacious off water parcels
from the $30's. Exceptional
planned amenities. Owner
(866)462-8198.
KY /TN LAKE OVERVIEW PAR-
CEL 2.16 acre high ground
parcel offers some of the
best views up and down
Lake Barkley. 90 min to
Nashville. Very close to Land
Between the Lakes rec. area.
$62,000. (866)339-4966.
LAKE LAND SALE! 5.5 Acres,
Subdivideable With Boat Slip.
Only $29,900! Direct Access
to 33,000-acre mountain
lake in Tennessee. Available
8/26! (800)770-9311,
ext.830.
LOOKING TO OWN LAND? In-
vest in rural acreage
throughout America; coastal,
mountain, waterfront proper-
ties, 20 to 200 acres. For
FREE Special Land Reports:
www. landbuyers-
guide.com/fl.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins, Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
TY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
E R. T I E S
www.exitmurphy.com.
NC MOUNTAIN ACREAGE
f)eir A rieville, iC. 1 Ito 8
acre parcels. Gated commu-
nity with amenities. 4+
miles of riverfront! Just 5
minutes to town of Hot
Springs. Phase II opens Fall
06. (866)292-5762.
NEW LOG HOME PACKAGE! 6
Acres with Boat Slip Only
$89,9001. Direct access to
33,000 acre mountain lake in
Tennessee. Available 8/26!
(800)770-9311, Ext.835.


New, Pre-Construction Golf
Community-Coastal Georgia.
Large lots w/deepwater,
marsh, golf, nature views.
Gated, Golf, Fitness Center,
Tennis, Trails. Oak Park,
Docks. $70k's- $300k
(877)266-7376 www.coop-
erspoint.com.
TN 50 MILE VIEW PARCEL 3
acres with incredible bluff
views! Central to Chattanoo-
ga & Nashville. Mature hard-
woods. Close to state park,
15 area golf courses. Gated,
clubhouse, fitness center,
nature trails. $189,900. Call
(866)292-5769.
VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres with
frontage on very large pris-
tine creek, very private, ex-
cellent fishing, canoeing,
good access, near New Riv-
er Trail State Park, $39,500.
Owner (866)789-8535
www.mountainsofVA.com.


Mobile Homes



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




SCREEN ROOM 9'X30'
with A/C, alum. pans, insulated
roof panels, viny windows.
$600. 863-697-2434



RV- Small, Sleeps 1 person,
$450. mo. + Sec. dep. 10
ml S of Okeechobee
(863)763-3762



MUST SELL! Lake Access,
Waterfront BHR. 3 BR, 11/2 Ba.
+ Efficiency apt. $117,500.
Make offer. (63697-9424
PALM HARBOR HOMES Fac-
tory Model Center LARGEST
in America! Modular, Mobile
and Stilt Homes. Call for
FREE Color Brochures!
(800)622-2832.
Waterfront, 2BR/1BA, in adult
park, brand new c/a & heat,
x-lg. Fla. rm., fully furn., new
appl's, $20,900.
(863)697-6059 Okee area
mbennett47@hotmail.com


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscelleneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



Aluminum boat trailer made
by Pioneer, will hold up to a
20ft boat, single axle, 14" tires.
$850 neg. (863)763-7609
BASS TRACKER- '94, 18' Pro,
Aluminum. 75 hp Mercury.
1.2500 Firm (239)63:1-7173


BAYLINER 18','96
120hp Merc., galv. trailer
(needs minor cosmetic wk)
2499. 239-590-5438
BOSTON WHALER '89, 14ft.,
'89 30hp Yamaha, bad gear
case w/trailer. $600 neg. Mark
(863)675-1312 leave msg.
CAROLINA SKIFF- '12, $800.
(863)261-3874
GHEENOE CLASSIC CUSTOM,
'04, 16ft., 25hp Mercury, 20ft.
Rocket Trailer, like new.
$4000 (863)675-1312 Iv.
msg
PONTOON BOAT, 1991, 20 Ft.,
Aluminum. New trailer & Car-
pet. Overhauled motor. $4000,
or best offer 863-234-9663
ROBALO 18'- 6' beam trihull,
140hp John., bimini,'fishfind-
er, trailer, new tires & spare.
$4K Neg. 863-697-0153 *
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


DODGE ROADTREK 89 Camp-
er Van 318 eng. w/OD. Exc.
cond. New tires & brakes. New
refrig. & stove. 863-467-9413
RV- '82, Chevy, 25', Genera-
tor A/C, 97K, Runs good.
Extra tires. $2200.
(863)467-7076
SOUTHWIND' 86- 34', 49K
orig miles, sips 7, new tires,
generator, good cond.,
9800 neg (8.63)467-8161
VOLTAGE BOOSTER, Protects
appliances, increases low volt-
age w/built in surge protection.
$300 (863)437-6696
WINNEBAGO '85: 26 Ft., Sips
8, Generator, Many cabinets,
good tread. Good cond. Low
miles. $7,000 (772)284-1194


WAVE RUNNER '90, Yamaha,
very good condition. $1000
(863)673-6866



BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs
great $700 (863)763-7609
OUTBOARD MOTOR- 7.5hp
Mercury w/6 gal tank. $350
(863)357-0616
OUTBOARD MOTOR '92,
150hp 0MC,- freshwater, full
controls, stainless steel prop,
$2400 neg. (863)236-0100


APRILIA '03, RS50 runs/drives
good, polished frame, racing
access., $1300 Negot.
239-810-0022/863-612-0090
Classic Triumph Chopper
Project. 1%0s,650uc: single
carb, all pari. inciudieo ood
tile 12(000 863i6J4-0898
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
YUMBD CRUISER- 200 CC,
Good beginner bike. $2500.
(863)801-4949


SUZUKI BLVD C50T, '05,
blk./chrome, saddle bags,
wind shield, shift drive, liquid
cooled, 12.5k mi., clean,
40+mpg., $4,800
(863)467-9390



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 RECON 250, 2004
$1650.239-590-5438
HUNTING BUGGY- Ig, dog
cages & gun rack already at-
tached, lots of fun $2000
neg (863)467-4998
POLARIS TRAIL BOSS 325,
'01, new chain & sprockes,
runs very good, $2200.
(863)697-2525
SCOOTER, 2004 Tank Urban,
900 mi., red/silver, sec.
alarm, 49.cc 4 stroke,
$900/neg. 863-673-6743.
YAMAHA 400 Kodiak, '04-
4x4, excellent condition,
hardly used, $3700
(863)673-4405

Automobiles

Miii -a


I Puli Notice


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.
HONDA CRX '91
Great MPG, clean, runs great,
good work.car. $1500
772-215-9838
MAZDA MIATA, '92, con-
vertible, runs great, a/c,
am/fm radio, recent tires,
$4500. (863)227-1742
OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME SL
'94, 6 cyl., tinted windows,
needs compressor. $2500
(863)467-0139 Iv. message
SAAB COUPE- '92, Blue,
Leather seats, Sun roof.
Needs Alt. belt, $1200. Neg.
(863)675-7878
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $200. or best offer.
(863)673-6266
VOLVO 240, '93, $2500. Or
best offer. (863)634-4518
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,
$2500 or best offer.
239-691-2549 -


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
FRONT END from Jeep CJ5,
w/locking hubs, 2 wheels &
tires, $50. (863)763-1370
MOTOR, Ford 302, everything
still attached, just needs to
be installed, runs great. $500
or best offer. (863)763-8052
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) Fs20'. DO Pe Urr:. &
wheels, 1,700 or be-il owner
(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. $350
neg. (863)697-0328
TRANSFER CASE- for Chev
350 engine, auto, $300
(863)357-2658 after 5pmr
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.


CADILLAC SLS '96, Fully
loaded, leather, power, keyless
entry. Must selliW$2500
(239)425-5997 LaBelle area
CHEVY 1500 PICKUP, '89,
runs good, cold air, $1400
or best offer.
* (863)634-4076 -
CHEVY '88- 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
sm block, 4spd w/low 1st
gear, $1500 (863)634-5421
CHEVY S10 '87- ext cab, 4x4,
needs work, $800 or best of-
fer (772)519-0946 .
CHEVY S-10 EX-CAB, 87,
small V8, 700 R4 trans.,
very clean & runs well,
$2500. (863)697-2525
CHEVY STEPSIDE PICKUP
TRUCK, '64, runs good, little
rust, 62k ml., $2499 firm.
S(863)467-0380
DODGE DAKOTA '94, Needs
engine rebuilt, body good
condition w/toolbox. 500 or
best offer. (863)763-2379
FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, $1300 or
best offer. (863)467-8464
FORD RANGER '84 4X4
V6, w/title. Needs alignment.
Perfect Play Truck!! $2000 or
best offer. 863-254-3580
GMC 1 TON PICK UP 1988,
Asking $500 or best offer.
(863)610-2190
NISSAN PICKUP 1995 w/Ext.
Cab. 95K mis. 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


CHEVY S10 BLAZER- '88,
$1000. or best offer.
(863)467-7124 Call after
4:30 pm


FORD EXPLORER- '98, Eddie
Bauer, Loaded, Excellent
condition. 66,750 mi.
$6490. (239)340-9407




CAR HAULER
Dual axle, elec. brake, alum.
ramps. $1500 (863)697-2434


CAR TOW DOLLY- Complete,
Good'condition. $500.
(863)467-4253


CAR/EQUIPMENT TRAILER-
16' deck + 4'dove tall. 2 yrs
old. $1100. Call Sam at
(239)633-7173


HAULMARK CARGO TRAILER
Enclosed, 6'x10', Never been
used. Exc. cond. $1750 Negot
863-634-1018


STORAGE SEMI TRAILER, ap-
prox. 35 ft., with tires, in
good shape, $500 or best
offer. (863)763-2692


WELDING RIGGED TRAILER,
w/5th wheel hitch, new tires,
overhead crane, 2 ton chain
hoist+ $800 (863)763-3451




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


Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8, full
power, sofa bed, TV, CB ra-
dio $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Leave msg.


Community Events


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

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

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

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

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in 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. Par-
rott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For information, call
(863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is no upper age
limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes
and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is
needed for all donors.

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

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

Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on


Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations
for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the
fundraiser ill go to Shriner's programs.

Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion
for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members.
Please send information via e-mail to:
6hsl987reunion@hotmail.com

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for sen-
iors 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) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183,
or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.

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

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

Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okee-
chobee High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS_97_reunion@yahoo.com.

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


receipt.

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

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

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a 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 class-
es 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.

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

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

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


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NOTICE OF OUA MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that tie Okeechobee Utility will meet in a workshop ses-
sion on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 8:30 A.M. atthe Okeechobee Utility Authority
Offices, 100 S. W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of this work-
shop is to discuss expansion of the WWTF.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet In regular
session on Tuesday August 8, 2006 immediately following the above-referenced
workshop.
All interested parties for or against the proposed modifications can be heard at said
time and place. The needs of the hearing and or visually impaired persons shall
be met by contacting the Executive ODirector at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours In
advance of the Public Hearing.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need
a record of proceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court re-
corder, stenographer, or a tape recorder for such verbatim record.
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
JohnF.Hayford
Executive Director, OUA
150938 ON 7/26/06


Foreign ;ars 4uju
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
:Parts Repairs 4045
Pickw p Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers .4065
Vans 4070



BUICK CENTURY 1996, 4
Door Wagon, trir hitch, Great
cond. A/C. 3rd seat. $3000
neg. (863)357-7406
CADILLAC BROUGHAM 1990,
Electronic Everything. Just
needs TLC. $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)467-4998
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-.588. ... .
COUGARS- A pair, '87, 1 runs
good & 1 for parts. $300.
(863)673-6266
FORD ESCORT STATION
WAGON, '95, $1200. Or best
offer.(863)634-4518
FORD ESCORT WAGON, '90, 5
spd., good work car, $650
or best offer. (863)612-0877
FORD MUSTANG '80, Classic,
6 cyl., good shape. $2500
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Florida Department of Transportation
Notice of Public Hearing
Okeechobee KOA Convention Center
Thursday August 10, 2006
6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Financial Project ID No. SR 70 Project Development and Environment Study
196904-1-22-01 From NE 34th Avenue to NE 128th Avenue (Berman Road)
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This hearing will be conducted to afford interest persons the opportunity to express their views
concerning the location, conceptual design, and social, economic, and environmental effects of the
proposed improvements. The proposed improvement involves 4-laning approximately 6 3/4 miles
of SR 70 in Okeechobee County from NE 34th Avenue to NE 128th Avenue (Berman Road). In
addition to the through lanes, a grassed median with left-turn lanes will be included and various
intersections will be upgraded.
Right of Way acquisition is proposed. There are business and residential relocations associated
with this project. Potential encroachment on wetlands and floodplains has been identified as a
result of this project and may be give special consideration under Executive Orders 11990 and
11988. Access management standards developed by FDOT under Section 335.18. Florida
Statutes to protect public safety, provide for mobility and preserve functional integrity of the road
will be addressed. These standards affect driveway access and median openings along the pro-
posed improvement. This Hearing will be held in accordance with 23 CFR 771 and Section
339.155, Florida Statutes. The project is being developed to comply with Titles VI and VIII of the
Civil Rights Act.
The Hearing will consist of presentation by the Department on the project and its associated
impacts followed by a public testimony period. Before and after the Hearing, Department repre-
sentatives will be available to answer questions.
The environmental document and conceptual design plans developed by the Department will be
available for public review on weekdays at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 SW 16th
St. Okeechobee, FL 34974. These materials will also be available at the Hearing site. FDOT per-
sonnel will also be available to assist citizens.
Persons with .disabilities who may require special accommodations to participate in the Hearing
should contact the Project Manager, in writing at least seven (7) calendar days before the Hearing
date at the address below.
Public participation is solicited without regard to color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability,
or family status. Anyone needing special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990 should contact Scott McCall, FDOT District One Project Manager by telephone at
(863) 519-2990 or by writing, at least seven days prior to the information workshop, to: Mr. Scott
McCall, Florida Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, FL 33831


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