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Okeechobee News


Vol. 97 No. 208 Thursday, July 27,2006 504 Plus tax


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Yates innocent by
reason of insanity
HOUSTON (AP) In a dra-
matic turnaround from her first
murder trial, Ahdrea.Yates was.
found not guilty by reason of
insanity W\ednesda\ in the
drowning of her children in the
bathtub.
1The 42-)eait-old drman ill -
be committed to a state mienital
hospital and held until shle is no
longer deemed a threat. If she
had been convicted of murder,-
. she would have been, sen-
' tenced to life in prison.
Yates stared wide-eyed as
the verdict-was read. She then
bowed her head and wept qui- .
etly. Her relatives also .shed
tears, and the children's father,
RustyYales, mutleted, "Wow!"
as he, too, cried.
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Busch buoyed by
surge to the Chase -
CHARLOTTE, NC AP I -
Things are looking uIp for Kurt.
Busch .as he heads 'into
NASCAR's final break of the
season. -
Busch edged closer to
Chase for the championship
contention with his second'-
place finish at Pocono Raceway
last weekend, -and now sits
13th in the standings'with a
solid shot at working his way in
over the final six qualifying
events.
"To have a good points day
at this part cf the season, with
uson the outside looking in, it
still gives us that motivation
and drive to do it each and
every week," said Busch, who
is 160 points out of grabbing a
spot in the Chase field for the
third consecutive season.
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Drought Index
Current: 340
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.27 feet

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Last Year: i :
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(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

Index
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Community Events . .4
Crossword . . . . 10
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion. .- . ... .4
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Sports .. ... .8
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County says no to tax hike


Fate of fair
financing
still unclear

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
After spending all morning dis-
cussing ways to fund the county
fair, Okeechobee County Com-
missioners came back in the after-
noon and decided not to increase
taxes to finance the fair.
Impact fees were also ,dis-
cussed as part of Wednesday's
workshop.


The county has given the fair
committee $110,000 in operating
capitol. But, it remains to be seen
how much, if any, will be spent on
capitol improvements at the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic Center
and how those improvements
would be financed.
The fair committee has prevyi-
ously told the commissioners that
$1.2 million of improvements
must be made to the agri-civic
center before a.fair can be'hekl
there.
Commission chairman John
Abney presented a 'rilltii- _tA.-
ment outlining hi.;. p:s-'itii'h c'n ith-
fair.


"This 10- day festival will be the
single most important use to date
and the longest in length for the
agri-civic center (facility) and will
.give significant importance to the
use fo the facility by the public in
general," he wrote. "Let us move
forward with Phase II of needed
improvements for the county fair
by working together with staff to
find ways to make this happen."
Commissioners had been con-
sidering a milage ~. e ..f 5.8243.
Even though this a reduction from
-Ii'- ciir'-ni, tax rate because of
ap:,p:. ciati,:r in r,,,pe t,, (,lu it
'.. :ulN Lin r' in the same level of
taxes as this year $13,66 mil-


Jungle journey: Cruisin' the Amazing Amazon


Oke&crobp- News'Helen Chason
Adventurers (left to right) Jazzmin Mestre, Kylei Harvey, Trevor Connelly, Garrett
Causey, Megan Connelly, enjoy their evening on the jungle tour at Fountain of Life
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lion.
A mill equals $1 for every
$1,000 of assessed value. '
IIMr. Abney also proposed a tax
increase to 6.5 mills. He stressed
that this tax rate would be for capi-
tol improvements in general and
not solely for the fair.
This would amount to an 11-
percent tax increase, which was
consistent with increases over the
last two years. He also proposed
'that S,:lid \\asite es0 go to capitol
irnpri el i:Iprol j:[r aS neie ed
Deput', County Administrator
Ro.tb-Le Clhei tir stated that raising
the mileig,'- late to 6.5 would
miitea $57u-i more taxes on a


$100,000 house.
"I'm not in favor of raising
taxes," stated Commissioner Gene
Woods.
"If we don't need it this year,
the appropriate thing is to give it
back to the people," said Commis-
sioner Elvis Posey.
Commissioner Ray-Domer said
the, agri-civic center took a great
deal of resources. Originally, he
said he didn't think it was antici--
pated to cost that much.
County Administrator George
Long noted that $3 million was
Originally budgeted to, the facility
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Fountain of Life Church, Tuesday evening. The church is holding Vacation Bible School
this week from 6 until 9 p.m. About 55 youth are attending this jungle adventure.





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Zoning changes


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BPete Gawd


By PeteGawda
Okeechobee News
One issue that caused con-
troversy at the Tuesday night
meeting of the Okeechobee
County Planning Board/Board of
Adjustments and Appeal was
Okeechobee Water Invest-
ments' request for a change in
zoning from agriculture to resi-
dential single-family estate.
This classification Would
allow for one residential unit per
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TiI board also heard oner
olhel izorniri equ,:ue a l',qii-el
to approve a development plan,
one request for plat approval
and. four requests for special
exceptions'.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Yogi Berra's famous state-
ment "It's dejavu all over again"
could have been applied to the
Tuesday night meeting of the
Okeechobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment and
Appeals as the board once again
took up the issue of the Daniel
shell pit.
Many of the people present
were saying the same things


Speaking on behalf of Okee-
chobee Water Investments,
attorney Devon M..N:.\''ell called
the requested zoning "a good fit,
much better than their current
zoning."
He said it would provide for
large lots with a limited number
of farm animals.
The 343 acres in question are
located about one-and-one-half
mile north of U.S. 441 S.E. and
about one-quarter mile east of
C ,unt\ R ,u:' 15,-
,:'.iIr. uz !,t.-o ri:. for an
idji''ini rii [,,,'p- ',rh. owner,
expressed concern ,about
ingress and egress, traffic and
See Zoning -Page 2


they had been said at previous
meetings.. Others who were not
present were quoted from earli-
er.board meetings.
After hearing lawyers for
both sides and comments from
interested citizens, the board
voted unanimously to send the
matter back to the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners.
This was the third time the
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panel had heard the Daniel case.
Each time previously they were not
in favor of the shell pit using S.W.
67th Drive for ingress and egress
without adding conditions that Mr.
Daniel found unacceptable.
That road currently provides the
only access to Mr. Daniel's proper-
ty.
After two hearings before the
board, the issue went before the
-county commissioners. After lis-
tening to statements from both
sides, the commissioners voted 4-
to-1 that S.W. 67th Drive functions
as a collector drive. They then sent
the matter back to the board.
Many of the same arguments
heard earlier came up again Tues-
day night.
Planning Official Bill Royce
noted that S.W. 67th Drive had
been designated as a local street
and county policy bans truck traffic
on a local street. He recounted that
the commissioners had concluded
that S.W 67th Drive functions as a
collector.
He said this does not automati-
cally rule ,in or rule out its use as
truck route for the shell pit. He said
the matter .was sent back to the
planning board to see if the impact


Taxes

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and $7.5 to $8 million have been
spent to date.
Commissioner Cliff Betts noted
that with competition from other
regional landfills the landfill fees
might godown.
"I think there is some kind of
compromise and we need to find
it," commissioner Posey said.
Linda Secret of the fair commit-
tee said they might possibly get fill
dirt donated. Filling in the midway
circle is one of the major compo-
nents in the $1.2 million improve-
ments. "You cannot see anything
we are doing because we are not


Zoning

Continued From Page 1
noise. He said those details should
be worked out before the zoning is
approved.
Charles Bowen of S.E. 98th Trail
also expressed concern about traf-
fic and changing zoning before the
site plan is approved. In addition,
he expressed concern abut the
effect the proposed development
would have on canals in the area
and the possible effect of contami-
nants on area wells.
Ray Kelso of S.E. 67th Drive was
also concerned with entrance to
the property.
Mr. Maxwell said there would
be no change in density. He said


of mining on the street can be miti-
gated sufficiently. .
Commission chairman John.
Abney, the only commissioner to
vote against the S.W. 67th Drive
measure, sent a letter to board
members restating his compro-
mise proposal that a connector
road be built from the intersection
of S.W 48th Avenue and Old Dixie
Highway south by the Daniel prop-
erty and then east to S.R. 78.
Robert Gorman, attorney for
Oscar Daniel,. stated that Mr.
Abney's letter was inappropriate.
He once again brought up the
question of the objectivity of four
board members who live on or
adjacent to S.W: 67th Drive. He
thanked Pam Newcomer for
abstaining and .dgg~eted that
board members Joev Hoover and
Jeff Sumner should have
abstained. The fourth board mem-
ber in that category, Matthew Orr,
was absent.
Staff had previously recom-
mended that the applicant install
speed bumps and widen the road.
Mr. Gorman questioned sin-
gling out this one road and not all
the other roads in the county that
do not meet land development reg-
ulations.
He. quoted local residents who
had stated at earlier meetings that,
they had no problem with trucks:
"This board has no authority to


far enough along,' said fair com-
mittee member Bill Pares.. "We're
not the cause, we're trying to be
the solution. I feel like this will be a
showcase for this county one day."
He said the cattlemen's asso-
ciaotion was thinking of moving to
the agri-civic center.
"If you are going to do it, I prefer
you do it right," asserted Mr.
Dormer.
He said he did not have enough
data to make a decision.
"I don't think it's so urgent we
have a fair that we make mistakes,"
said Mr. Domer. "We might have to
realize we won't have a fair this
year."
Mr. Abney polled the board
members. Mr. Betts was in favor of


the current agriculture zoning
could cause a larger problem than
the proposed zoning because
trucks and agriculture equipment
could be entering and leaving the
property.
Board member Ted Kelchner
noted that the site plan has to be
done after the zoning change. He
noted that the site plan could be
denied if it does not meet specifica-
tions.
Board member Joey Hoover
said that from a zoning standpoint,
it was a "logical move."
In the end, the board voted
unanimously to recommend that
the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners approve
the zoning request.
In the other zoning request, the
board recommended that county


order property owners to improve
a public road,'" he asserted.
He stated that more children are
injured by automobiles than by
large trucks.
Then it was time for attorney
Wes Harvin, representing area
property owners, to state his side of
the case.
Mr. Harvin said he heard no evi-
dence of impartiality among board
members.
He stated that S.W. 67th does
not have the 24-foot width or the
10-inch compacted base required
of a collector road. ,
Mr. Harvin contended that just
because the commissioners stated
S.W. 67th Drive functions a collec-
tor road does not make it so. He
said that it should be brought up to
the standards for a collector.
He noted that the commission-
er's argument was economic,
based on the need for shell. Howl-
ever, he added, that the board, ati
same meeting, had approved spe-
cial exceptions for two more min-
ing operations.
Mr. Harvin questioned the effect
of speed bumps on slowing trucks.
"You have heard this thing ad
nauseam, each time you have con-
sidered it, you denied it." he assert-
ed, adding it was time to rule on.
the matter.
Area resident Mike Costopoulos
stated he did not object to a shell


pit, but he felt shell trucks should
not use a residential road.
"If you make it a collector road,
it should be brought up to stan-
dards," he asserted. "We need to
be consistent with our comprehen-
sive plan."
Trucker Duane Stokes stated
that the road was put in for access
to the shell-pit. He compared resi-
dent's complaints to people who
move next to an airport and then
complain of the noise.
Mr. Stokes said he had been
hauling on that road for 10 years
and that most of those who are
complaining about the measure
have moved in there since then.
Dr. Randall Mims, who lives on
S.W. 67th Drive, expressed concern
about the intersection with S.R. 78.
He said there have been several
accidents there and turn lanes are
needed.
"I don't think taxpayers should
pay for one man's profit," he
asserted.
"Safety is a big issue with me,"
said board member Ted Kelchner.
S.The board referred the matter
back to the county commission
and recommended certain condi-
tions such: as requiring the appli-
cant to widen the road; put in
speed bumps; put up signs; and,
limit the amount of shell that could
be hauled each day.


increasing the tax rate to 6.5 mils. reactions, law enforcement and
However, commissioners Posey, recreation.-
Domer and Woods were not. Mr. Long warned that commis-
Turning to impact fees, Mr. sioners that they should be careful;
Long noted that impact fees would so that approved projects could be
generate only about 30 percent of defended as tied to development
the costs of capitol improvement and not something that couldn't be
projects. He said that 70 percent financed anyotherway
would have to. come from other Staff was directed to work out a
sources. schedule of projects for the board
He said normally' there is to consider.
He normally there is Mr. Long presented a letter from
already a slate of projects and.New Horizons, a mental, health
impact fees are. used to generate organization, requesting $55,000.
additional revenues. In this case, he He noted that in the past the county
said they were looking at projects has budgeted $50,000 for the facili-
to fund from impact fees. He urged ty.
commissioners to be conservative. Mr. Abney instructed Mr. Long
It was noted that impact fees to ask New Horizons for justifica-
could be used for roads, water, cor- tion of their increased request.


commissioners approve a change
from agriculture to neighborhood
commercial-2 for George Good-
bread's S.R. 70 E. property.
In conjunction with this
request, the board granted Mr.
Goodbread contingent, upon,
commission approval of the zon-
ing change a special exception.
to allow for a service station and
package sale of wine on that prop-
erty.
A second hearing on the zoning
requests heard by the board will be
held before county commissioners
on Aug.. 10, at 9 a.m., at the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse.
Turning to other matters, the
board granted a special exception
to Russakis Ranch on.N.E. 224th
Street for a mine in an agriculture
zoning district.


Another N.E. 224th Street prop-
erty, Smith Ranch and Grove, was
also granted a special exception for
a mine.
Antonio and Martha Sanchez
were granted a special exception
to allow for the package sale of
wine and other alcoholic bever-
ages for off-premises consumption
in a heavy commercial zoning dis-
trict on U.S. 98.
The board granted preliminary
plat approval for the proposed 368
unit new Okeechobee Townhouse
subdivision, which would be locat-
ed on the east side of S.W. 16th
Ayenue, south .of Palm Village
Ranch.
They also approved the devel-
opment plan for The Oaks at Shan-
non's Crossing, an affordable rental
housing project on U.S. 441 S.E.


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Bureau has tax forms for ag exemptions
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community, the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certificate
for certain power farm equipment, purchase and the purchaser's
tax exemption certificate for electricity used directly and exclusively
in production or processing of agricultural products on a farm.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W Fourth St, in Okeechobee. At the costs of both
equipment and electricity for farm use, these tax exemptions repre-
sent sizable savings for the agricultural producer.

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

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


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Prepared by Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation, District 1
Office, Bartow.
For additional information call
(863) 519-2362.
Motorists are reminded to
wear safety belts and drive with
caution, courtesy, common
sense, and patience as they travel
throughwork zones. Remember,
speeding fines are doubled in
workzones.

Okeechobee County
SR 710: From SE 40th Ave to
South of SR 70: Construction proj-
ect -- The roadway improve-
ments consist of widening,
milling, and resurfacing. Work


continues throughout the project
limits, and motorists should
expect nighttime lane closures
from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., as well as
slow moving traffic and possible
delays. The contractor is Dicker-
son.
SR 70: From West of US 98 to
West of 7th Avenue NW: Con-
struction project Work contin-
ues to widen and reconstruct the
existing 2-lane roadway to 4 lanes
with a center dual left turn lane.
The work includes drainage
improvements, signals, and street
lighting. Crews are working on
storm drainage and roadway con-
struction at various locations
throughout the project. The con-
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Obituaries


Placid, N.Y., died Thursday, July
20, 2006.
She was born in Santa Clara,
N.Y, on March 9, 1911, and was
the daughter of James H. and
Louise S. (Averill) Surprise.
She was preceded in death
by: her husband, John in 1983;
parents; and, daughter, Patricia
Ann Finlayson.
Mrs. Finlayson is survived by:
five children, Audrey (James)
Woolsey of Lake Clear, N.Y., Dar-
rell (Ellen) Finlayson of Fort
Edward, N.Y., Stanley (Nadine)
Finlayson of San Diego, Calif.,
Janis LeVin of Okeechobee, and
LeRoy (Maureen) Finlayson of
Oswego, N.Y.
Visitation will take place at
the Fortune-Keough Funeral
Home in Saranac Lake, N.Y., on
.Sunday from 4 until 8 p m.
A funeral service will be held
Monday, at 11 a.m., at the
Adirondack Presbyterian C hurch
at Lake Clear, N.Y, with Rev-
erend Art Goyette officiating and
Reverend Timothy Klasnick
assisting.
Internment will follow at Har-
rietstown Cemetery in Saranac
Lake, N.Y
Friends wishing to remember
Mrs. Finlayson may make
memorial contributions to the
Adirondack Presbyterian Church
at Lake Clear, N.Y, P.O. Box 94,
Paul Smiths, N.Y 12970, or the
Uihlein Mercy Center Founda-
tiop, 185 Old Military Road, Lake
Placid N.Y. 12946.
All arrangements are under
the care of Fortune Keough
Funeral Home.


Dolores Green
Dolores Green, age 68, of
Okeechobee, died July 22, 2006,
at Lawnwood Regional Medical
Center. Mrs. Green was born
Aug. 3, 1937, in Framingham,
Mass., to George Samuel and
Emily Maloof. She was a medical
secretary for twelve years at the
Berger Clinic
having come
to Okee-
chobee from
Pompano
Beach in 1982.
Mrs. Green
is survived by: .
her husband
of 26 years,
James Allen Dolores
Green of Green
Okeechobee;
son, Leslie Ronald (Wanda)
Stone; daughters, Linda (Robert)
Lange and Sandra (Lester)-Reed,
both of Okeechobee; six grand-'
children, Ronnie, Melissa, Kristi-
na, Bobby, Brandon, and Travis;
gr grandson, Byson; brother,
George (Mary Frances) Maloof
of Midlothian, Va.; and, sister,
Pauline (Maurice) Capistran of
Upton, Mass.
A memorial service will be
held at 7 p.m., on Friday, July 28,
20006, at Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory
with Pastor Jim Hudson of the
Church of the Nazarene officiat-
ing.
Those unable to attend the
services may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuner-
alhome.com.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.

Neal Patterson Dow'
Neal Patterson Dow, age 76,
of Okeechobee, died July 25,
2006, at the Okeechobee Health
Care Facility. He was born July
15, 1930, in Melbourne. He had
been a member of the Elks
Lodge, the Moose Lodge, and
the American Legion of Okee-
chobee. He also enjoyed danc-
ing.
He is survived by: sister, Leta
Farnham of Melbourne; brother,
Robert L. (Earline) Dow of San-
ford, N.C.; and, several nieces
and nephews. In addition, he is
survived by a special friend,
Louise Cates of Port Charlotte.
The family has decided not to
hold visitation or services at this
time.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.

Clarabelle E.
Finlayson
Clarabelle E. Finlayson, age
95, of Lake Clear, N.Y. and late of
Uihlein Mercy Center, Lake


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COMICS: I was just wondering why the Sundays' comics are in black
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able. Editor's Note: At this point, it seems there was some sort of prob-
lem with the printing press. It seems some of the comics were in color,
while others were in black and white.

DOGS: I live in avery nice neighborhood. But across the street there is
a family with two mongrel dogs. These dogs over the past six months
have roamed the neighborhood at will-when the hours of animal con-
trol are not in operation. The brown pit pull has jumped in my truck twice
in an attempt to attack me. The lady that owns the dog has the audacity to
walk her animals in our community, not on her street, one not leashed at
all the other on a 55-foot leash. Keep your dogs in your yard inside a
fence and on a leash. We don't need it attacking our pets or children, and
destroying our property.

ISRAEL: In response to the Speak Out on Israel listen, we don't live
there. America lives along way away. It took us longer to get those people
out of there. Other nations are closer than we are, so they could get their
people out quicker. If Hezbollah would not have started messing with
Israel none of this would have happened. Israel is our friend and an ally
and by God we will protect Israel until the last drop of blood.

RESCUES: This is for the person that is complaining about how long it
took for Americans to get out of the situation in Lebanon. What are the
idiots doing over there to begin with? They know the Middle East is; in
conflict right now. We have a war with Iraq and Afghanistan, and India
just got bombed. What are they doing over there anyhow? They should
leave or stay over there. Why do we have to rescue them when they
should be home in the first place?

LONG HAIR: This is about the person complaining about guys with
long hair in this town working at restaurants. Our forefathers that started
this nation had long hair. And we survived 300 years, so get over it.

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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 County.
Items will be collected until Aug. 12. Proof of eligibility is needed t,:,
qualif: 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, contact
Jeff McLemore at 1-800-250-4200, ext. 3022.
Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at 575 S.W.
29th St., located in the New Endeavors School building. The meet-
ing is open to the public. The Healthy Start Coalition is part of a
statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and imple-
menting services for pregnant women and infants. The coalition is
made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families and
healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information, con-.
tact executive director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.
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 Okeechobee
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.




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Upcoming Events

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
AA 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 Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863)
467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups meet at 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-
2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at
7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893
days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might
need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800)
932-8677.
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 ,. enue in Sebring Tickets are $5 for mem-
bers and $6 for guests. Foi information, call Fran at 382-6978 orJuana
at471-9795.
Nar-anon Helps 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 questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly
Stewart at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.

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

Monday
AA meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee 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.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology
and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will
go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.


The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For
information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, con-
tact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.


Community Events

Cornerstone Baptist Church plans VBS
Cornerstone Baptist Church, 18387 U.S. 441 N., will hold its
vacation Bible school July 27-28 from 6 until 8 p.m. Ages from
kindergarten through middle school are encouraged to attend.
This year's theme will be Artic Edge. For information, call (863)
763-3338.
Church hosting VB S
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold
their vacation Bible school July 27-28 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 VB S
The Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W 32nd St., will hold its
vacation Bible school July 27-29 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 VB S
The First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N., is host-
ing a vacation Bible school July 27-28 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.
Upcoming primaries topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
July 29, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Gertrude
Walker, St. Lucie County supervisor of elections. The topic will be
educating the public on the primary election. Call the St. Lucie
County Supervisor of Elections office at (772)462-1500, or your
local county elections office.

Group accepting housing applications
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County, is taking applica-
tions. If your family is in need of decent, affordable housing now is
the time to apply for a Habitat for Humanity house. An orientation
and application meeting will be held on Saturday, July 29, at 1
p.m. at the Farm Bureau Insurance office at 401 N. W. Fourth St.
Applicants must be legal residents of Okeechobee County and
have suffered damage during the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005.
Neither race nor religion is a consideration in choosing the fami-
lies who will partner with Habitat to receive a house. Decisions are
primarily made on level of need, willingness to become partners
in the program and ability to repay the no-profit, no-interest loan.
Interested families need to return their completed applications
with all the requested information no later than Aug. 11. Applica-
tions can be mailed or dropped off at the Habitat for Humanity
office located at 1600 B. S.W Second Ave., Okeechobee, Fl.,
34974, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon. For
information, call (863) 357-1371.
Sporting clay shoot planned
A sporting clay fun shoot and family barbecue will be held Sat-
urday, July 29, at the Square One Sporting Clay Club, 7500 S.R. 70,
which is 7 miles west of U.S. 27. The event will be held from 8 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. and is being sponsored by the Highlands, Glades
and Okeechobee Democratic Party. Local politicians will also be
in attendance. For information, contact Pat Brennan at (863) 447-
0737.

Guardian ad Litem training slated
Guardian ad Litem training for volunteers will be held Monday,
July 31, and on Aug. 2, 3, 7 and 8 from 9 a m. until -I p.m at Saint
Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 Calilornia Blvd., in Port St.
Lucie. Guardians ad Litem are Nolunteers %-ho 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 VB S
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 Ken-
worthy 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
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
Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Foster grandparents are sought
The Area Agency on Aging is looking for seniors who would like
to work with local school children as foster grandparents. Foster


grandparents are volunteers over the age of 60, who work one-on-
one with students in a classroom setting to help children improve
in school. The program is sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging.
Foster grandparents receive a tax-free stipend and mileage reim-
bursement. They also receive lunch at the school. Anyone interest-
ed in learning more about the program is invited to attend the vol-
unteers meeting and lunch on Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at the American
Red Cross Okeechobee Branch, 323 N. Parrott Ave. For informa-
tion, contact Lynn Vidulich at 800-773-1895.

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 round-robin roping competition, music, barbecue, auction
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.







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Red Cross urges caution with the summer heat


STUART- With hot tempera-
tures, high humidity, and accom-
panying heat indexes expected
to climb into the hundreds as
summer progresses, the Ameri-
can Red Cross Martin County
Chapter urges residents to take
precautions against the heat.
According to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention,
approximately 400 Americans
die each year due to summer's
sweltering heat. Additionally, the
National Weather Service says
that excessive heat was the num-
ber one weather-related killer,
causing more fatalities per year
than floods, lightning, tornadoes,
hurricanes, winter storms and
extreme cold from 1994 to 2004.
According to James Hagen,
director, health and safety, Amer-
ican Red Cross Martin County
Chapter, "Everyone is at risk
when temperatures rise above 90
degrees, but the'elderly and the
very young are most susceptible
.to heat and heat-related illness-
es." Heat-related illnesses can
cause serious injury and even
death if unattended. "Signs of


heat-related illnesses include
nausea, dizziness, flushed or
pale skin, heavy sweating and
headaches. Victims of heat-relat-
ed illness should be moved to a
cool place, given cool water to
drink and ice packs or cool
wet cloths should be applied
to the skin," added Hagen. If a
victim refuses water, vomits or
loses consciousness, call 9-1-1 or
your local emergency number
immediately.
The American Red Cross Mar-
tin County Chapter offers the fol-.
lowing heat safety tips:
Dress for the heat. Wear
lightweight, light-colored cloth-
ing. Light colors will reflect away
some of the sun's energy. It is
also a good idea to wear hats or
to use an umbrella.
Drink water. Carry water or
juice with you and drink continu-
ously even if you do not feel
thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caf-
feine, which dehydrate the body.
Avoid using salt tablets unless
directed to do so by a physician.
Eat small meals and eat
more often. Avoid high-protein


foods, which increase metabolic
heat.
Slow down. Avoid strenu-
ous activity. If you must do stren-
uous activity, do it during the
coolest part of the day, which is
usually in the morning between
4 and 7 a.m.
Stay indoors when possible.
If air-conditioning is not avail-
able, stay on the lowest floor out
of the sunshine. Remember that
electric fans do not cool, they
simply circulate the air.
Be a good neighbor. During
heat waves, check in on elderly
residents in your neighborhood
and those who do not have air
conditioning.
Learn Red Cross first aid
and CPR. While the above tips
can help prevent emergencies, it
is crucial to know what to do if
an emergency situation arises.
Heat-related terms
Heat cramps: Heat cramps,
are muscular pains and spasms
due to heavy exertion. Although
heat cramps are the least severe,
they are an early signal that the.


body is having trouble with the
heat.
Heat exhaustion: Heat
exhaustion typically occurs
when people exercise heavily or
work in a hot, humid place
where body, fluids are lost
through heavy sweating. Blood
flow to the skin increases, caus-
ing blood flow to decrease to the.
vital organs. This results in a
form of mild shock. If not treat-
ed, the victim may suffer heat
stroke. Signals of heat exhaus-
-tion include cool, moist, pale
flushed or red skin; heavy sweat-
ing; headache; nausea or vomit--
ing; dizziness; and exhaustion.
Body temperature will be near
normal.
Heat stroke: Also known as
sunstroke, heat stroke is life-
threatening. The victim's temper-
ature control system, which pro-
duces sweating to cool the body,
stops working. The body temper-
ature can rise so high that brain
,,damage and death may result if
the body is not cooled quickly.
Signals include hot, red and dry
skin; changes in consciousness;


rapid, weak pulse; and rapid,
shallow breathing. Body temper-
ature can be very high-some-
times as high as 1050 F.

Care for heat
emergencies
Heat cramps or heat
exhaustion: Get the person to a
cooler place and have him or her
rest in a comfortable position. If
the person is fully awake and
alert, give half a glass of cool
water every 15 minutes. Do not
let him or her drink too quickly.
Do not give liquids that contain
alcohol or caffeine. Remove or
loosen tight clothing and apply
cool, wet
cloths, such as towels or
sheets. Call 9-1-1 or the local
emergency number if the person
refuses water, vomits or loses
consciousness.
Heat stroke: Heat stroke is a
life-threatening situation! Help is
needed fast. Call 9-1-1 or your
local emergency number. Move
the person to a cooler place.
Quickly cool the body. Immerse


victim in a cool bath, or wrap wet
sheets around the body and fan
it. Watch for signals of breathing
problems. Keep the person lying
down and continue to cool the
body any way you can. If the vic-
tim refuses water or is vomiting
or there are changes in the level
of consciousness, do not give
anything to eat or drink.
For more information on heat
safety, contact James Hagen,
Director, Health and Safety Ser-
vices, American Red Cross Martin
County Chapter at 772-287-2002.
Brochures detailing Red Cross
heat safety tips hre also available
at the chapter headquarters.
Your Martin County Chapter of
the American Red Cross is fund-
ed by local dollars. The chapter
receives no federal, state, or local
tax dollars to support its local
operations. To donate your dol-
lars or time, contact the Ameri-
can Red Cross Martin County
Chapter at (772) 287-2002 or visit
the Chapter headquarters at 2750
S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, Fla.
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American Legion
Post #64
The American Legion Post #64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. The
Post phone number is (863) 763-2950.
Our kitchen is open daily, serving
regular menu. Monday, Thursday and
Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.;
Wednesday, tacos served from 11 a.m.
until 6 p.m.; Saturday from noon until 8
p.m.; Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is from
4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each Mon-
day starting at 1 p.m., and on Thursday
nights beginning at 6 p.m. for members
and guests.
I Friday night dinner is served from
4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will be from 4
until 7p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday and
Sunday night starting at 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at5 p.m.
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a regular
informational meeting on the first Satur-
day of the month at the Buckhead
Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78
W.,at10a.m.
Applications for new members are
available.
Call Chuck Gillespie at (863) 697-
- 1451, or Jerry Lee Shields at (863) 467-
8779 or (863)634-9563.
Eagles Aeries #4137
Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.


Food will be available for a donation.
Every second Tuesday: spaghetti
dinner with salad and garlic bread from
5 until 7 p.m. for a $3.50 donation.
Wednesday: bar bingo from 4
p.m. until? Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss at 1
p.m.
First and third Thursday: Auxiliary
at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.) start-
ing at 5 p.m. for a $12 donation. Music
will be by Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays: music at
7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: breakfast
cooked to order from 9 until 11 a.m. for
$5 donation.
Call the AERIES for other events
at (863) 763-2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on S.R.
70 East. For information, call (863) 763-
6580.-
Elks plan barbecue dinner
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7 p.m.
First and third will be the regular meet-
ing starting at 8 p.m.
Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors open
at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be avail-
.able at6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertainment
starting at 6 p.m. Members and guests
are invited.
0 Saturday: hamburgers from noon,.
until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2 p.m. until
?


Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237,
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth Ave.
For information about the club and
events, call Bucky Yoder at (863) 467-
7342 or Matt Buxton at (863) 357-
9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds their
meetings on the second and fourth
.Mondays of each month starting at
7:30 p.m.
Order of the Eastern Star Okee-
chobee Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star has
many fun activities planned on the first
and third Tuesday of each month. For
upcoming activities, contact W.M.
Margaret at (863) 467-8020.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78 W.
in Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's
phone number is (863) 763-2250.
Sunday breakfast will be served
from 9 until 11 a.m.
Wednesday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until 7:15
p.m. Call the Lodge at (863) 763-2250
forthe menu.
Thursday is karaoke night start-
ing at7 p.m.
'* Friday night at 7:30 p.m. there
will be music for dancing. Call to see
who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served starting at 6 p.m. Saturday is
karaoke at 8 p.m. Call for the menu.


Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center #1753 is
located at 159 N.W. 36th St. in Okee-
chobee. For information and meal
menus, call the Lodge at (863) 763-
4954.
Social quarters open daily from
noon until 8 p.m.
General men's meeting is the.
second and fourth Wednesday at 7
p.m.
WOTM #956 meeting is the sec-
ond and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Men's officer meeting first and
third Tuesday of each month at7 p.m.
Women's officer meeting on the
first Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m.
General meeting on the second
Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m.
Horseshoes every Thursday and
Sunday 5 p.m.
Moose races every Saturday at 1
p.m. Washer toss at3 p.m.
Karaoke with Chuck on Sundays,
from 3 p.m. until ?, with snacks.
Turkey Shoot on the first Sunday
of each month at9 a.m.
VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events are
seasonal, contact the Post at (863) 763-
0818 for information or write the Post at
RO. Box 1137, Okeechobee Fl. 34973;
The Post opens at noon Monday
through Sunday.
Washer toss every Tuesday start-
ing at 1 p.m. Food will be available.


Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m. for
members and guests. Food will be
available. Karaoke will be from 6 until
10p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m. for
members and guests Karaoke will be .
from 6 until 10 p.m. Food will be/avail-
able.
Sunday: dinner will be available
from 2 until 5 p.m., and will be followed
by karaoke from 6 until 10 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will be a
post meeting and ladies auxiliary meet-
ing at 11 a.m.
Big screen TV for all events.,
VFWPost #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located at
2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead Ridge.
For information, call (863) 467-2882.
Post hours are from noon until 8 p.m.,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for new
members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary,
Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and AMVETS
ladies auxiliary.
* Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary din-
ner and Men's Auxiliary or AmVets.
Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner with
baked potato, salad and rolls will be
served from 5:30 until 7 p.m. for a $10
donation. Dancing immediately follows
the dinner.
*, Post meetings are held on the,
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The main
meeting is on the fourth Saturday.


For information contact Comman-
der Johnnie H. Patent at (863) 467-
2882.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The game
room has a regulation-size pool table.
VFWPost #10539
0 The VFW will be open Monday
through Saturday at 10 a.m., and Sun-
day at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m. Monday
through Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sun-
day.
Wednesday: bar bingo will start at
12:45 p.m. Lunch is available, courtesy
of)the Ladies Auxiliary.
Thursday: short order food night
from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8 p.m.
along with live music and dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Live music and dancing will start
at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with the
big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the sched-
ule of events.
Okeechobee
Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine Club,
S.R. 78 W., members will meet the first
and third Thursday of each month at 8
p.m. The club is also available for wed-
dings and parties. For information call
the club at (863) 763-3378, Kip at (863)
610-6659, or Keith at (863) 634-2682:


NOTICE OF



PROPOSED




TAX INCREASE




The Okeechobee County School Board will soon con-

sider a measure to increase its property tax levy.


Last year's property tax levy


A. Initially proposed tax levy $14,698,540
B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment


Board and other assessment changes
C. Actual property tax levy


This year's proposed tax levy


$ (71,421)
$ 14,769,961


$ 17,635,339


A portion of the tax levy is required under state law in
order for the school board to receive $27,024,118 in state
education grants. The required portion has increased by
16.88 percent, and represents approximately six-tenths of
the total proposed taxes.


The remainder of the taxes is proposed solely at the dis-
cretion of the school board.


All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on
the tax increase to be held on August 1, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.
at the Okeeehobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W.
2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.


A DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budg-
et will be made at this hearing.


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Service Club Briefs


NOTICE OF TAX

FOR SCHOOL

CAPITAL OUTLAY
The Okeechobee County School Board will soon consider a measure to
continue to impose a 2.000 mill property tax for capital outlay projects
listed herein.

This tax is in addition to the school board's proposed tax of 5.766 mills for
operating expenses and is. proposed solely at the discretion of the school
board.

THE PROPOSED COMBINED SCHOOL BOARD TAX INCREASE FOR
BOTH OPERATING EXPENSES AND CAPITAL OUTLAY IS SHOWN IN
THE ADJACENT NOTICE.

The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $4,314,595.00 to be used
for the following projects:

CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING
School Classroom Additiori

MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIR
District-Wide Chiller Replacements
District-Wide Roof Repairs
District-Wide Re-Roofing Projects
District-Wide HVAC Replacements and Upgrades
Kitchen Renovations
District-Wide Painting Projects
District-Wide Cabinet Repairs
District-Wide Carpet Replacement
School-Wide Gym Lighting Replacements / Upgrades
Safety-To-Life Repairs / Renovations
School-Wide ITV Upgrades

MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES
Purchase of (12) School Buses
Purchase of Vehicles

NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT
School-Wide Furniture
Replace School Playground Equipment
Cameras for School Buses

PAYMENTS FOR EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AND SITES DUE
UNDER A LEASE-PURCHASE AGREEMENT
Land Purchase for Future School Site

All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held August 1,
2006 at 6:00 p.m., at the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W.
Second Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.

A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at
this hearing.


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PROPOSED MILLAGE LEVY BUDGET SUMMARY
OPERATING FUND: OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
LOCAL EFFORT 5.006
DISCRETIONARY 0.510 THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
ADDITIONAL DISCRETIONARY 0.250 OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA ARE 3.8 PERCENT MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S
DEBT SERVICE FUND: 0.000 TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND: 2.000 Fiscal Year 2006-07
TOTAL 7.766

OPERATING DEBT CAPITAL SPECIAL ALL FUNDS
GENERAL SERVICE IMPROVEMENT REVENUE
ESTIMATED REVENUES: FUND FUND FUND FUNDS

FEDERAL SOURCES 50,000.00 0.00 437,208.96 29,702.00 516,910.96
FEDERAL THROUGH STATE 502,038.79 0.00 0.00 8,058,464.73 8,560,503.52
STATE SOURCES 36,297,728.30 224,136.19 3,391,643.00 61,000.00 39,974,507,49
LOCAL SOURCES 13,254,670.00 0.00 4,365,081.30 1,176,172.34 18,795,923.64
OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 16,000.00 0.00 0.00 0,00 16,000.00

TOTAL REVENUES 50,120,437.09 224,136.19 8,193,933.26 9,325,339.07 67,863,845.61

TRANSFERS IN 0.00 17,854.34 0.00 0.00 17,854.34
FUND BALANCE JULY 1, 2006 3,389,645.96 51,994.71 3,853,165,19 664,468.72 7,959,274.58

TOTAL REVENUES & BALANCES 53,510,083.05 293,985.24 12,047,098.45 9,989,807.79 75,840,974.53

EXPENDITURES
INSTRUCTION 30,705,899.84 2,451,614.92 33,157,514.76
PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES 1,731,246.57 1,334,560,08 3,065,806.65
INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA SERVICES 668,018.02 3,000.00 671,018.02
INST. & CURR. DEVELOPMENT SERV 674,059.00 1,025,317.79 1,699,376.79
INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF TRAINING SERV. 262,124.71 641,404.75 903,529.46
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY 346,278.00 37,345.00 383,623 00
SCHOOL BOARD 537,550.00 0.00 537,550.00
GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 2,423,998.41 175,650.99 2 599,649.4.0
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION 3,069,889.12 23,188,00 3,093,077.12
FACILITIES ACQUISITION/CONSTRUCTION 39,194.00 12,029,170.56 0.00 12,068,364.56
FISCAL SERVICES 388.832.00 0.00 388,832.00
FOOD SERVICES 0.00 3,361,320 04 3,361.32004
CENTRAL SERVICES 275,296.00 0.00 275,296.00
PUPIL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES 2,566,197.00 525,544.50 .3,091,741.50
OPERATION OF PLANT 3,922.847.40 6 540 70 3,929.388.10
MAINTENANCE OF PLANT 1,284,131.70 0.00 1,284,131.70
ADMINISTRATIVE TECHNOLOGY SRVS 828,415.00 0.00 828,415.00
COMMUNITY SERVICES 278,645.66 0 00 278,645.66
DEBT SERVICE 1,.679 28 245.470.99 0.00 247,150.27

TOTAL EXPENDITURES 50,004,301.71 245,470.99 12,029,170.56 9,585,486.77 71,864.430.03

TRANSFERS OUT 17,854.34 0.00 0.00 0.00 17,854.34
FUND BALANCE JUNE 30, 2007 3,487,927.00 48,514.25 17,927.89 404,321.02 3,958,690.16
TOTAL EXPENDITURES,
TRANSFERS AND BALANCES 53,510,083.05 293,985.24 12,047,098.45 9,989,807.79 75,840,974.53

THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD


Total Current Operating Revenues


Total Revenues (Federal, State, Local)


s9,390.484


60,000.,000


50.000,000


40 000.000

30.000,000


20.000,000


10,000.000


2005-2006 2000.2001 1995-1996


200E-2006 2000.2001


199 15~


Capital Projects Revenues


Total Debt Service Revenues


4.909.485


316,964


350,000


2.976.864


2000.2001


300,000

260,000o

200,000

150.000

100,000

60,000


1995-1996


Number of Students


2006-2006 2000-2001 1995-1996
Current Operating Revenue Per Student
Current Operating Revenue Per Student


671.46


I 6.286.15


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1995.1996


Total Number of Employees


Total Number of Instructional Employees


740 1996-1996
2006.2006 2000.2001 .,9s5.'5se 2006.2009 2000.2001


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50,000.000

40,000,000


30,000.000


20.000.000


10,000.000

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5,000,000
4,500.000
4.000,000
3.500 000
3.000.000
2.500,000
2,000,000
1,500,000
1.000.000
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YMS planning
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Yearling Middle School soc-
cer and volleyball tryouts will
begin at the end of the first
week of school. .
Any students wishing to try-
out for a school athletic team
must have a current school
physical dated after April 1,
2006. '
YMS girls interested in play-
ing 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
incoming sixth graders, are
invited to attend but must have
a ,current physical to partici-
pate.

OHS will host
softball classes


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School softball field will be
open from 5 until 8 p.m. every
Thursday beginning., July 13,,.
until the start, of school in
August for free fast pitch soft-
. ball instruction.
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be provided to all interested
athletes ages 6-14 and will be
- taught by O.H.S. head softball
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For information, call Kimrn
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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. IIn-
order to participate, a current
physical. must be on record
withthe school. For informa-,
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at (863) 634-1722.


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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.
Call coach May for informa-
tion.
Tourney trail
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July and August.
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, July 21,
through Thursday, July 27, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Pirates of the
Caribbean" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7:15 and
9:40 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:30 and 7:10.
Theatre II "You, Me &
Dupree" (PG-13} Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Monster House"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against rabies
required and Okeechobee City
Ordinance 4-26, vaccinations. All
dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months
and older must be vaccinated
once a year by a licensed veteri-
narian against rabies with a Unit-
ed States Government approved
vaccine. Animal licenses are pur-
chased at the Animal Control
facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)
357-3225.
Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This, year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or abandoned.
If you have as little as two hours
per week, then you can help.
Guardian Ad Litem volunteers are
needed to speak up for these chil-
dren. Training for new volunteers
%\ill be held in your area soon.
Volunteers are needed in St.
Lucie, Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee counties. Call the
Guardian Ad Litem program at
(772) 785-5804 for information
and ar application. Just two
hours of your time each week will
make a difference in the lives of
these children.
Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good
daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single. Their
most important characteristic is
that they are caring individuals
who understand the problems
arid needs of foster children
Please contact Karissa Richards at
I-(800) 403-9311.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary has served as the civilian,
non-military component of the
Coast Guard. Today, the 33,000
volunteer men and women of the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are
active on the waterways and
classrooms in over 2,000 cities
and towns across the nation. Each
year, Auxiliarists (folks just like
you) save almost 500 lives, assist
some 15,000 boaters in distress,
conduct more the 150,000 cour-
tesy safety examinations of recre-
ation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results
of these efforts save taxpayers
hundreds of millions of dollars
every year. For information, call
(863) 467-3085.
EYDC needs
volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-


ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs through-
out the state. The Eckerd Youth
Development Center (EYDC)
needs you to share your skills or
special talents in making a differ-
ence in the lives of troubled youth.
Volunteers are needed as tutors,
translators, arts and crafts instruc-
tors, mentors, job preparation and
search instructors, recreation
aides and assistance in developing
a youth choir. Wouldn't you like to
make a difference? If so, please
contact EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy. 441
N., Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. (863)
763-2174, ext. 234.


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Auction
For (1) Fire Vehicle
BUCKHEAD RIDGE
August 1st, 6:30 RM.
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VOLUNTEER FIRE
DEPARTMENT
(863)357-1364
1988 F350 Cab Chassis,
4WD, winch on front,
fire damage, running
gear good.


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
KITTENS- to good homes 3
half grown lovable kittens, all
different (863)946-9133


MIXED PUPPY, Rescued
male, will pay lor neutering &
rabies, needs fenced yard.
(863)673-0274 after 6pm.
PUPPIES, Dachshund & poo-
dle mix, look more like
Dachshund, 1 black & 1 tan,
males. (863)634-9153
ROTTWEILER- puppy- parents
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Multi'Family
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8am-2pm, 209 NE 6th St.,
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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CAREGIVER: Needed P/T to a
take care of partially paralyzed
91 yr. old woman. Must be
able to work wkends & be de-
pendable. Call 863-763-0032
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a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
ACCOUNTING POSITION
Available must have a 2 or 4
year degree in accounting.or
related field, good computer
and communication skills a
plus, benefits available.
Fax resume to
(863)763-6169
or apply at:
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3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee.




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COWBOYS WANTED!
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Competitive Pay, Benefits.
Fax resume to: 407-892-0491
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experienced drivers.
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able to work in harmony with other employees
and be courteous to the general public. Appli-
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the-
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee '
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Okeechobee News is seeking a full
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
A unique'work environment
where employees are trusted and
empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
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The Okeechobee News is,currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivatecLPART 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:
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S'A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
SConmpetitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
,Full Time/Part Time RN's'& LPN's
Apply In Person To:
.Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


OFFICE MANAGER &
OFFICE STAFF NEEDED
4 'Experience a must.
Please email resume to:
chdsintally@yahoo.com
or fax to: 863-467-1126



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

financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Soney Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




PROFESSIONAL LAWN SVC.
business, Ig. client base west.
routes. Terms avail. Call David
At H & H Svcs. 863-634-1867

S Buying a car? Look In the
classilfleds. Selling a
car? Look in the classl-
S fleds.


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

Find It faster. Sell it soon-
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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.



J & J Building Contractors
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Garages
Seawalls
(863)634-2044

,RandBI S' ---


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

Love the earth Recycle
your used items by sell-
ing them in the classi-
fleds.

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
SAppIances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
B;cycles 530
Boohs & Magazines "35
Building MalerialEs540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets.. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 5610
Clothing 565
Coins. Stamps 570
Ccillectibles 575
Computer. Video 580
Crafts.' Supplies 585
I Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrirs 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 6140
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/'
Equipment 665
Pets. Supplies,'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 650
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
0r, uqong en ,


BARBER CHAIR, Emil J. Padair
Porcelain base w/foot rest,
all hydraulics work. $700
neg. (863)697-0328


OVEN- 2 in 1, microwave/con-
vection, brand new $100
(863)467-7017
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft. for
RV, gas & electric, new in
box. $700 (239)297-4006
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
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.
,i eiHII :.cop t86.P.1 5-0772



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
PAINT- (8) 5 gal containers,
Different colors, interior La-
tex, $525 for alll will sell sep-
arate (863)697-2032
SLIDING GLASS DOORS,
Used, 60x80 w/frame, good
condition. $100
(863)983-7625 after 6prm


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.,
i8~3;i2.1 .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
Ok. 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
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
solid wood, girit ii., paid
-$1,000, sell for $300.
(863)447-0921
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
LOVESEAT W/SOFA BED-
looks new, $50
(863)357-0060
RECLINER- over stuffed with
heat and massager, Comfy,
$100 (863)357-0060
SECTIONAL- black, with 2 re-
cliners, 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
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.
SAVAGE: Model 110, 7 mm
Magnum Rifle w/Redfield 4x12
scope. Both in perfect cond.
w/case. $475 (863)697-3175


GOLD NECKLACE 14K, with
motorcycle medallion, new
$150. Asking'$125. Call
863-634-9316. ,
NECK CHAIN: 18 kt., 20".
$700. (863)357-2233 Okee.
area.


LIFT CHAIR, almost new, paid
$1,000, sell for $350.
(863)447-0921
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
FENCE- Chain linked, 800 or
900 ft. & 2 large gates.
$800. (863)675-0379
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 "0 30655


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



DRUM SET- TAMA Rockstar
5pc. set + 5 prof.. Sabian AAX
Stage/Studio cymbals. Pro
heads. $600. 863-675-3138
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
BLUE HEALER/BORDER Collie
Lovable, great w/kids. $50.
863-634-1343 after 5pm.
CHOW CHOW PUPPIES, 3
available, parents on premis-
es, full blooded, 1st shots,
$150 (863)467-8206
DOG CRATE, 30"W, 32"H,
48"L. "GREAT CRATE"
#6000. Like new. $75
(863)675-0627
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER
PUPS, AKC, 2 left, 1 male, 1
female. $350.ea 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
YORKIPOO PUPS
Awesome babies! $350.
863-357-0037 Okeechobee
ZEBRA FINCHES, mated pair,
with cage, $20.
(863)697-8731 .

How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell it in the
classified.



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, $140.
863-634-6476
SURROUND SOUND- RCA
DIGITAL, 400 watts, 5 speaker
& sub woofer w/remote &
manual. $125863)697-8906
SURROUND SYSTEM- Pana-
sonic, 5 spkrs, subwoofer,
exc sound & quiij. i 3i.O
neg (863)697-9075



RCA- Brand new 20" iTru 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 hell-
welder. Parts Washer, Heavy
duty. $500. (863)357-3981
CRAFTSMAN COMPRESSOR
2hp, 20 gal., twin cylinder,
hose, portable, 150psi. $60
863-697-2033
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.



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


VCR- Sharp, 2yrs old, 35 mo-
vies, 1 XXX & several blank
tapes $150 or trade for pistol
(772)46,1-8822
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!



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


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipmnent 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 8-40
Landscaping
Supplies 8.45
Lawn Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry.- Supplies 860
Seeds -Plants..
Flowers 665




TNA HAY FOR SALE
$10 per bale. Also Horses
or 561-635-1257.


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
QUARTER HORSE MARE- 6yrs
old, bred to blk & wh paint,
very gentle, $1500
(239)340-8503
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. 12) brand
new, bli:,, ',.111)0 will sell
separately. (239)465-1393
THOROUGHBRED GELDING -
Bay, 17 hands, 18 yrs., exp.
rider, exc. all around horse,
_t:i. ... 1-629-6213.



ARIENS' ZERO TURN, 42" cut,
Good condition. Garage kept.
$850. (863)447-2130'
GRILL, Full size, side table,
burner, warming rack, flame
control. $30 (863)634-3234
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 42"
cut, 16hp, auto shift, $400
(863)697-2032
RIDING MOWER, Snapper, 12
SHP, 30" .cut. $500.
(863)517-2077 Labelle.
TORO YARD TRACTOR, 12.5
hp, with attachments, $250
or best offer. (239)210-1608


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 015
Condos/'
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property .
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 9-15
Roommate 950
Rooms to Re.t o55
Storage Space -
Rent 960



OKEECHOBEE- Ig 2br, 2ba, on
Taylor Creek, $950/mo, 1st,
last & security.
(863)634-6586


BASSINGER, 3br, lba CBS,
Carport, 16060 NW 144th Ave
$950. mo. + 1st, Last & $500
Sec. dep. 863-467-5965
BASSWOOD: 3 BR/2 Ba, 1 Car
Garage. Fresh Paint. Cathedral
ceilings. Very nice. Pets ok.
$1250 mo. 863-697-1465 '
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, Horse's welcome
$1100. mo. (863)634-3262
Move in Special $500.00 off
first months rent, 3BR/2BA,
$1100 mo., 1st, last &sec.
References required, No
Pets.(863)763-6541
OKEE., 2 Story, 3BR/2.5BA,
2 car garage, Blue Heron,
golf, waterfront. $1500.
(863)467-1254
OKEE. 2br, 1ba, 1 ac., Shed,
CA, Appl. incl. No pets $850.
mo. + 1st, last & sec. deps
Cr/ck req. (863)447-2130
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 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461


TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
D/W 3Br/2Ba M/H w/lake 0.
access. Furn. incl. boat house,
hottub, outdoor shwr, xtra 1g.
family room overlooks canal.
$2200/mo. 561-308-7262



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


Campes IRs I


HUNTING LEASE WANTED
Deer/Hog. Near Ft Drum
area. Please call Doug to
discuss (954)914-4303


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 1010
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
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, ali amenities,
$205,000 (561)718-2822 or
cpbirdie@adelphia.net
OKEE., Cute 3br, 2ba, CBS
Home in Kings Bay. Many up-
rades, Pool access. Mustsee
189,000. (863)634-0779


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

MobileiHomes



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, vinyl windows.
$600. 863-697-2434 w



OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$600/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.
RV- Small, Sleeps 1 person,
$450. mo. + Sec. dep. 10
mi Sof Okeechobee
(863)763-3762



MUST SELL! Lake Access,
Waterfront BHR. 3' BR, 1 Ba.
-+ Efficiency apt. $117,500.
Make offer. (863)697-9424

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers 'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 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.
$2500 Firm. (239)633-7173
BAYLINER18','96
120hp Merc., galv. trailer
needs minor cosmetic wk)
2400. 239-590-5438-
BOSTON WHALER '89, 14ft.,
'89 30hp Yamaha, bad gear
case w/traller. $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 863-467-5906
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', exo.
cond., $600. (863)357-7406
SEARAY- '91, 19', V6 135hp
Mercury outboard. Runs
Good. $1600. or best offer.
(772)223-9974


CAMPER- WildernessFleet-
wood .26', 30 amp service.
Sleeps. 4, Microwave, stove,
Fridge, Bath/shower, Cable &
satellite ready, New awning,
jacks & access go. Excellent
cond. $9500. Neg.
863-763-0017 or
561-723-4659


DODGE ROADTREK 89 Camp-
er Van 318 eng. w/OD. Exc.
cond. New tires & brakes. New
ref rig. & 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 (863)467-8161
VOLTAGE BOOSTER, Protects
appliances, increases low volt-
age w/built in surge protection.
$300 (863)467-6696
WINNEBAGO '85: 26 Ft., Sips
8, Generator, Many cabinets,
good tread. Good cond. Low
miles. $7,000 (772)284-11,94


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 OMC, freshwater, full
controls, stainless steel prop,
$2400 neg. (863)236-0100


APRILI'A '03, RS50 runs/drives
good, polished frame, racing
acc-ess., $1300 Negot.
239-810-0022/863-612-0090
Classic Triumph Chopper
Project, 1960's, 650cc, single
carb., all parts included, good'
title. $2000 (863)674-0898
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)5.17-2077 La-
Belle
SUZUKI BLVD C50T, '05,
bik./chrome, saddle bags,
wind shield, shift drive, liquid
cooled, 12.5k mi., clean,
40+mpg., $4,800
(863)467-9390
SUZUKI INTRUDER '02,
1500cc, lots of extras. Must
see!! $7500 FIRM..
(863)801-5353
SUZUKI SV650, '06, barely
used, w/$300 worth of ac-
cessories, $4950.
(863)357-7406
YUMBO CRUISER- 200 CC,
Good beginner bike. $2500.
(863)801-4949



GO CART- Manco 6.5hp 2
sweater, new tires, runs great,
$.850. (863)674-0539. La-
Belle '
GO CART- Murray, 6.0 HP, 1
sweater, 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



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



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
CHEVY LUMINA 1993, Good
cond. CD Player, A/C, 4 Door.
Auto. White. 1 Owner. $1200
or best offer. (863)357-1692
COUGARS- A pair, '87, 1 runs
good& 1 for parts. $300.
(863)673-6266
CROWN VICTORIA SW- '88,


Auto., Runs good. Good
condition. $900.
(863)675-0379
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
(863)467-0139 Iv. message
FORD PROBE, '92, black, runs
good, cold a/c, new water
pump, new tires, $1200 or
est offer. (239)784-8449
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $200. or best offer.
(863)673-6266


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FORD THUNDERBIRD'94
auto, cold a/c, 2 dr., all pwr.,
new painVtires++Runs great.
$4000. 863-763-8562 Msg.
HONDACRX'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
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 CJ7 '77, $2000 or best.
offer. (863)763-5935
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, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2200. (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
CLUB CAR, Refurbished,
$2500 or best offer.
239.691-2549
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$650 (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063


AXIS RIMS, used, 17", will fit
any Honda/Acura, good
cond., $500 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
B&W TURNOVER BALL
#1303, fits '03-'06 Dodge
truck, not Mega cab. $250 or
best offer. 407-402-2690,


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) 20", Dodge, tires.&
wheels, $700 or best offer
(561)996-9264
TIRES & RIMS, for a CJ7,
35/12.50R15, Procomp,
with spare tire & hardware,
$500 neg. (863)357-2113
TIRES: (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 5pm
TRUCK TIRES- 20", Mounted
Dayton or Budd wheels. 8
1/4 to 1200.$100 or best of-
fer. (863)675-1862
VOLVO -'1240, 1986, exc.
cond., engine runs, good for
parts. Asking $300/neg.
(863)675-0790.


CADILLAC SLS '96; Fully
loaded, leather, power, keyless
entry. Must sell! $2500
(239)425-5997 LaBelle area
CHEVY 1500 PICKUP, '89,
runs good, cold air, $1400.
or best offer.
(863)634-4076
CHEVY '88- 3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
sm block, 4spd w/low 1st
gear, $1500 (863)634-5421
CHEVY S-10 EX-CAB, '87,
small V8, 700 R4 trans,,
very clean & runs well,
$2500. (863)697-2525
CHEVY STEPSIDE PICKUP
TRUCK, '64, runs good, little
rust, 62k mi., $2499 firm.
(863)467-0380
FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, $1300 or
best offer. (863)467-8464


NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT

TO: ALL PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES WITH DISABILITIES AS THAT
TERM HAS BEEN DEFINED BY 42 U.S.C. 12102(2), INCLUDING THOSE
PERSONS WHO HAVE AN IMPAIRMENT THAT SUBSTANTIALLY LIMITS A MAJOR
LIFE FUNCTION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MOBILITY, HEARING, AND
SIGHT, WHO SEEK, HAVE SOUGHT, OR WILL SEEK ACCESS TO OR USE OF ANY
GOOD, SERVICE, PROGRAM, FACILITY, PRIVILEGE, OR ACCOMMODATION OF THE
FACILITIES OF OKEECHOBEE HOSPITAL, INC.
You are covered by and will be bound by the settlement of a class action
lawsuit involving physical access barriers at the Facilities of Okeechobee
Hospital, Inc. d/b/a Raulerson Hospital. This Notice is to inform you of facts
which affect your legal rights.



SUMMARY OF THE LAWSUIT
A class action lawsuit entitled Access Now, Inc., et al. v. Ambulatory Surgery Center
Group, Ltd., et al., Case No. 99-0109-CIV-GARBER, is currently pending In the United States
District Court for the Southern District of Florida involving disability access at the facilities of
Okeechobee Hospital, Inc. ("Medical Center"). The complaint alleges on'behalf of all disabled
Individuals, including individuals with mobility, visual, or hearing impairments, that the Medical
Center is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its implementing regulations. The
complaint alleges that the Medical Center has failed to provide equal access for persons with
disabilities to the Medical Center's facilities, because numerous physical, communication,
structural, and program barriers exist at the Medical Center. The Medical Center has denied
these allegations. By entering into a settlement of this action, the Medical Center does not admit
or imply that it engaged in any wrongful action or Inaction, or damages or injured anyone in any
fashion.
This lawsuit has been certified by the Court as a class action. The Named Plaintiffs serve
as class representatives; and their counsel are Miguel M. de la 0 and David E. Marko of the law
firm doe a 0, Marko, Magolnick & Leyton. Those lawyers serve as counsel for the class. The
Medical Center is represented by Pedro Forment of the law firm Ford & Harrisor LLR
DEFINITION OF THE CLASS
You amre a member of the class if you are an individual with any type of disability
whatsoever, and seek, have sought, or will seek access to or use oof any facility of Okeechobee
Hospital, Inc.
SUMMARY OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT
The named plaintiffs and the Medical Center have reached a proposed settlement of this
class action lawsuit as to the Medical Center. The United States District Court has preliminarily
approved that settlement, although the Court has made no findings and offers no opinion with
respect to the merits of the settlement. The proposed settlement provides in substances that the
Medical Center will make modifications and alterations to' its Facilities, including public
restrooms, paths of travel, parking, and other public areas within the facilities, with the express
purpose of improving and/or providing equal access to and usability of the Facilities by persons
with disabilities. No money damages are to be paid to members of the class.
PROCEDURES CONCERNING THE SETTLEMENT
Court Hearing. On September 19, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., the court wil hold a hearing at the
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, New North Courtroom, located at 300
N.E. 1st Avenue, Miamnti, Florida 33132, to determine whether the proposed settlement
agreement is fair and reasonable.and should be given Final Approval, and to consider the
application of Named Plaintiffs' counsel for attorneys' fees and costs.
Objections to the Settlement, If you believe the Court should not approve the settlement,
you may advise the Court of your objections and a special hearing will be scheduled on a date
to be determined by the Court. To be considered by the Court, however, any objections to the
final approval of the settlement must state the basis for the objection and must be timely filed in
writing, along with all other papers or briefs the objector wishes the Court to consider, with the


DODGE DAKOTA '94, Needs
engine rebuilt, body good
condition w/toolbox. $500 or
best offer. (863)763-2379 -


FORD RANGER '84 4X4
V6, w/title. Needs alignment.
Perfect Play Truck!! $2000 or
best offer. 863-254-3580


office of the Clerk of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 301 N.
Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33128, and served upon Class Counsel and counsel tfor
Defendant on or before September 18, 2006 ("Cutoff Date"). All objections must Include at the
top of the document the case name, the case number, and the name of the Defendant to whom
the objections relate. If any attorney will be representing an Individual objecting to the settlement,
the attorney shall file a notice of appearance with the Court and serve counsel for all parties on
or before the Cutoff Date.
Any member of the class who does not timely file and serve a written objection In the
manner prescribed herein-(1) shall not be permitted to raise such objection, except for good
cause shown, and (2) shall be deemed to have waived, and shall be foreclosed from raising, any
such objection.
Entry of Judgment. If the settlement is approved by the Court, the order approving the
proposed settlement and a judgment dismissing this action with prejudice as to Okeechobee
Hospital, Inc., will be entered on or after September 19, 2006. You should not expect to receive
any further notices concerning the entry of such order and Judgment, or of the proceedings
which occur before such entry. All class members will be bound by the judgment. The
judgment will bar all class members from asserting any claims under or related to Title III.
of the ADA and Its Implementing regulations against the Medical Center concerning physical,
communication, structural and program access barriers in accordance with the terms of the
Agreement. Also, pursuant to the terms of the settlement agreement in this matter, all class
i :, ,:n ,,l,,- .:.1J, 16 A il. T ; I |ripV. A |,l3li. pI J ,Ur l ,' n r ]ji .ilrnl:? iri 1" i. r31 i ilf .i. i ,n inil; i,: [li: ni
will be effective to forever discharge any claims relating to physical, communication,
structural and program access barriers under or related to Title IIIll of the ADA and its
implementing regulations, if any, at the Medical Center by a class member at the time of the
settlement agreement whether known or unknown to the class member.
FURTHER INFORMATION
The nature of this lawsuit and the proposed settlement are summarized in this Notice.
More detailed information about the settlement of the Action, including a complete copy of the
settlement agreement, may be obtained from class counsel at:
Miguel M. de la 0 and David E. Marko
de la 0, Marko, Magolnick & Leyton
3001 S.W. 3rd Ave.
Miami, Florida 33129
or by consulting the public file on the casd at the Office of the Clerk of the Court, United States
District Court, Southern District of Florida, 301 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida.
Please Follow the Procedures Set out Above.
Please Do Not Contact the Judge or the Clerk of the
Court With Any Question About the Setftlemen


GMC 1 TON PICK UP 1988,
Asking .$500 or best offer.
(863)610-2190


NISSAN PICKUP 1995 ,w/Ext.
Cab. 95K mls. Very good
condition. Asking $2500 or
best offer. (863)697-0000


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


NOTICE OF WORKSHOP MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS' FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
HOLD A WORKSHOP MEETING ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2006 AT 10:00 A.M. AT
17429 NW 242ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (FIELD OFFICE). SOME OF
THIS MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE FIELD AWAY FROM THE DISTRICT
SHORT ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO AT-
TEND.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE PRECEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT'S OFFICES BY CALL-
ING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE
MEETING.
WILLIARD M. BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429 NW 242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
863) 763-4601 OR (863) 634-3166
49766 ON 7/27/06


BLAZER S10 '93- leather in-
terior, exc cond. Labelle
area. $2495 (239)938-4321
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. $50,0.
, (863)467-4253 -
CAR/EQUIPMENT TRAILER-
16' deck + 4' dove tail; 2 yrs
old. $1100. Call Sam at,
(239)633-7173
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


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State.Public -
Legal Notice 5500
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on August 11, 2006, at
9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute
713.78 for unpaid towing and storage
charges. Year, make, model and yin
are as follows.
1987 Chevy Blazer
VIN#1GBCS18B2D8111069
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DODGE 250 PASSENGER VAN
'89, 3/4 ton, auto, 360 good
shape. $1200 or best offer.
(863)673-5062
DODGE B150 VAN '84, $600
(863)532-0133
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8, full
power, sofa bed, TV, CB ra-
dio $2000. LaBelle Area.
: (863)675-4970 Leave msg.


Community Events


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

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth edu-
cation classes atthe 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.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Heaith\ 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-


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completion. No child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for
registration.

AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast 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.


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