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Vol. 97 No. 211 Sunday, July 30, 2006 754 Plus tax


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

Inside

Meeting to focus on
-reservoir project
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District Water Resource
Advisory Commission (VRAC'i
will hold a public meeting on the
C--4 Reservoir. Storm%\ater Treat-
ment Area project on Monday,
Aug.7.
The C-44 (St. Lucie Canal)
Reserv6ir'Stormwvater Treatment
Area Project, a component of the
Acceler8 Program, is located
between Stuart and Indiantown
adjacent to the South Fork and
will consist of an approximately
3,400 acre, 15-foot-deep above-
ground reservoir and a 6,300-acre
stormwater treatment area. The
project will 'capture and treat the
water from 'the South Fork and
will help to improve water quality
there.
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Drought Index
Current: 432
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.29 feet


Lake level -
Last Year:
16.32 feet p/
(SOURCE: South :
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict. Depth given in feet above
sea level.)

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p.m. are: (back row left to right)Racheal Hennon, Desiree Jenner, Sarah Thompson,
Samantha Stersizc, (front row left to right) Ali Jaquith, Amanda Kennedy, Keri Hennon,
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Jones, Alyssa Padgett, Janelle Markham join together for snack time at Vacation Bible
School at Basinger Baptist Church. Members of The Basinger Church of God join
Basinger Baptist Church in this artic adventure.


The early history


of Okeechobee


By Twila Valentine, edited -
by MaryAnn Morris
From 1977 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspapers
of Florida was privileged to have
on staff a superb writer and his-
torian, Twila Valentine. Mrs.
Valentine wrote much about the
history of the people and places
around Lake Okeechobee and
about the lake itself. Together
with Okeechobee's Betty
Williamson, president of the
Okeechobee Historical Society,
she co-authored a book, now in
its second printing, "Strolling
down Country Roads in Okee-
chobee."
We will be dipping back into
some of these stories from time
to time as we are now with the
earliest history of this area. Many
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A series about Florida's
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people come here every day,
just as the first settlers came
here over 150 years ago. So we'll
retell just a little for their benefit.
This was written by Twila in
June, 1989.
, "The first settlements within
the borders, of present-day
Okeechobee County came
about as a direct result of mili-
See History Page 2


Special to INI/www.lamartin.com, VanLandingham's History of Okeechobee County
Jeremiah Walker owned one of the early businesses In the Basinger settlement. His gener-
al store also housed the post office.


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The South Florida Water Man-
agement District Water Resource
Advisory Commission (WRAC)
will hold a public meeting on the
C-44 Reservoir/Stormwater
Treatment Area project on Mon-
day, Aug. 7.
The C-44 (St. Lucie Canal)
Reservoir/Stormwater Treat-
ment Area Project, a component
of the Acceler8 Program, is locat-
ed between Stuart and


History
Continued From Page 1
tary actions. Both Fort Basinger
and Ft. Drum were settled near
the sites of earlier military installa-
tions.
"Fort Bassinger (correct
spelling of that day) had been
established by U.S. Army troops
on the western bank of the
Kissimmee River as one of a chain
of posts during the Second Semi-
nole War. In 1937, Colonel
Zachary Taylor left the west coast
and Fort Brooke at Tampa and
established Forts Gardner and Fra-
zier, as well as Bassinger.
"The site of Fort Bassinger is
noted with a historical marker. '
"Fort Drum was established in
1849 between the Second and
Third Seminole Wars, during a
period when renegade Native
Americans were responsible for a'
series of murders of settlers. The
time of peace between the two
wars was an uneasy peace at best
and following the killings, the
army established a series of mili-
tary posts which stretched across
the state from Fort Brooke on the
west coast to the Indian River on
the east coast.
"The installation was only an
active fort for a short time before
it was abandoned.
( "The firstverified settlers along
he'Kissimmee River arrived in the
'1860s and settled north of Fort
Bassinger.. (During the next 40
years or so, the community would
also be known as Bassenger
before the present day spelling of
Basinger was -finally decided
upon. That was the correct
spelling of the name of Lieutenant
WE. Basinger, a Georgia native,
who was killed near Bushnell at
the Dade Massacre in December,
1835.
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Indiantown adjacent to the
South Fork and will consist of an
approximately 3,400 acre, 15-
foot-deep aboveground reser-
voir and a 6,300-acre stormwater
treatment area. The' project will
capture and treat the water from
the South Fork and will help to
improve water quality there.
The purpose of the meeting
Will be to present the prelimi-
nary design. and to provide


opportunity for public comment
on the reservoir and stormwater
treatment area being built on the
north side of the South Fork of
the St. Lucie River (also known
as the St.-Lucie Canal or C-44).
The meeting will take place at
IRCC Chastain Campus, 2400
S.E. Salerno Road in Stuart on
Monday, Aug. 7 with open house
from 5:30 until 6 p.m. The pres-
entation will take place 6 until


Special to INI/Florida Archives
In the early days of settlement of Fort Drum, freight, like'
oranges, shown here were hauled by ox cart over the tracks
in the sand that served as roads.


initiating a ferry service as an
occupation for some of the early
settlers.
"According to the "History of
Okeechobee County" by Kyle Van
Landingham, (now available on-
line as www.lamartin.com/histo-
ry/historyof okeechobee coun-
ty/history-of-okeechobee.htm)s
ome of those early settlers in the
Basinger area, on both sides of
the river included: Arthur and
Thomas Daughtry; Henry Parker,
who later moved on to Fort-Drum;.
Noel Rabun Raulerson, Sr.; Cap-
tain John Mizell Pearce; Shadrach
M. Chandler and William Under-
hill, who was Chandler's son-in-
law.
"Nearly all the early settlers
near Basinger and Fort Drum
were men i evolved in the.cattle'
business and the majority came
seeking open lands for their cat-
tie.
"The first families to settle in
the Fort Drum area arrived there
in the 1870s. Those first settlers
included: Joel Swain, Henry Park-
er and Henry Holmes.
Descendants of these families
remain today in the Fort Drum,
area.
"According to Mr. VanLariding-
ham, Henry Parker left Basinger


ian, in present day Osceola Coun-
ty. About 1978, he moved once
more and settled at Fort Drum.
His first wife, Elizabeth had died
while they were living in Lake
View, around 1876. Shie was only
37 years old. He had married the
widowed Elizabeth Brinkley
Holmes in Columbia County in
1858. She had one son, Henry A.
Holmes, who was born in 1856.
"Mr. Parker married Rutha Ann
Richards following the death of
Elizabeth. At the time he left Lake
View to move to Fort Drum, he
was a member of the Brevard
County Commission. He had pre-
viously served as a Brevard Coun-
ty judge when he was living in the
Basinger area. -
"Judge Parker was born Aug.
15, 1832 and died Oct. 3, 1908 at
the age of 76.
"The late Addie Holmes Emer-
son (1901-1983)'was one of the
14 children of Henry Holmes,
who was the stepson of Henry:
Parker. Mr. Holmes was married
twice, with nine of his children
coming during that first marriage
to Joanna Morgan Holmes who
died in 1894. The following year,
he married Carrie Roberts from
Orlando and five children were
born during this marriage.


7:30 p.m.
- Please contact Renee DeSan-
tis at rdesantis@sfwmd.gov or
(561)242-5520, extension 4075,
for additional information
regarding this meeting.
Visit our web-site at
www.evergladessnow.org for
more information on the Accel-
er8 program and C-44 (St. Lucie
Canal) Reservoir/Stormwater
Treatment Area project.


Pierce at an early age and was the
curator of the St. Lucie County
Historical Museum for many
years. She was a noted historian
of the Fort Drum and Fort Pierce
area." During a talk in 1989 about
the history of the area, Mrs. Emer-
son said that the actual location of
the fort had never been estab-
lished, so no marker commemo-
rates the site.
"My father and mother mar-
ried in 1895 and Mother said that
after they had been married a few
weeks, on Sunday afternoon, my
father said, 'Come on, let's go
horseback riding,' So they rode
out and he took her to the site of
-:the fort. She said, at that time,
there were embankments visible.
This was in 1895 and the war had
been more than 30 years before.
So, some of those embankments
could have been left at that time,'
she said.
'There was the idea that the
fort was in the bend of the Fort
Drum Creek' she .said. 'Now, by
that bend, I mean like Boggy
Branch here, the creek ended on
the prairie. I came and you
crossed Fort Drum Creek, on 441
and you go past where the ceme-
tery is now. And then the creek
bends and goes north. She (my
mother) said that right in the bend
of that creek is where the fort was.
One thing about military forts is
that they had to be where there
,was water. So, they know it had to
be on the water somewhere. That
is all I can actually' ell you about
old Fort Drum the fort,' she
said.
"During this same talk, Addie
recalled a humorous anecdote
regarding her parents' marriage
and large family. My mother mar-
ried my father when he had nine
children. I asked. her .'Mother,
whatever possessed you to marry
a man with nine kids?' She said,
'He looked like he needed some
help. That was his answer to my
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Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community,
the Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption cer-
tificates for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used
directly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural
products on a farm are also available.
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 represent 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 iden-
tify 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. prioritiz-
ing projects that will help the business community direct issues of
concern to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website
www.mainstreetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive
Director Lydia Jean Williamis at (863) 357-MAIN.

Teachers contract talks to begin July 31
OKEECHOBEE Contract negotiations between the Okee-
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tions Association, which represents teachers and non- instruction-
al school board employees, will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, July
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Cadet Garcia's was the opportunity to fly a Civil Air
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Community Events

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

Foster grandparents are sought
The Area Agency on Aging is looking for seniors who would
like to work with local school children as foster grandparents.
Foster grandparents are volunteers over the age of 60, who work
one-on-one with students in a classroom setting to help children
improve in school. The program is sponsored by the Area Agency
on Aging. Foster grandparents receive a tax-free stipend and -
mileage reimbursement. They also receive lunch at the school.
Anyone interested in learning more about the program is invited
to attend the volunteers meeting and lunch on Aug, 16 at 10 a.m.
at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch, 323 N. Parrott
Ave. For information, contact Lynn Vidulich at 800-773-1895.

Scholarship benefit planned
A benefit for the Clint Ward Memorial Agriculture Scholarship
Fund will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, on the 4L Ranch, 8400 S.W
Fox Brown Road, in Indiantown starting at 4 p.m. There will be an
open 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.

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

Martha's House needs computer
Martha's House .is in need of an updated working computer
for their shelter. It just needs to have basic programs and the
capability of internet connection. To donate this item, call-(863)
763-2893 or i863.1 610-9192 and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If there
is no answer, please leale a message. The donation is tax
deductible.

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth
education classes at ine Florida Community Health Center, 3,08.
N.W\ Fifth' Ae. For information, call the Healthy Start office at"
(86.3) 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 (7721 849-8120.

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

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





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Upcoming Events

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

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the.United
Methodist Church, 200 N,W. Second St. This Will be an open meet-
Ing.

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 8 p.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. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For infor-
mation, 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 meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral 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 informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the
group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with
Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-
2893. :'.. .' .. .:
The Okeechobee Jaycees will rrmbtat7,30 p.m. at the-American
Legion Post #64,,510 S.E. Second St:Trie Jaycees would like to wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39,
who are interested in working towards the betterment of our commu-
nity. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call
1863) 763-1191.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.,

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet 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.
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 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.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 1.0 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All 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.
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 are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For Information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham
or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moyed to the
One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives
will be available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet
from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St.


For information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet
at 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested
may attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers
and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin, M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, :.
and Laura Zel. L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is
from 2 until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or toreserve
your place in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is
available for your loved one while you are in group at Dunklin Assist-
ed Living/Adult Day Care, 407, N.W. Second Ave. For information
about respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family mem-
ber is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.


Community Events

Nutritional class slated
A CRA nutritional analysis class wil be held Monday, July 31,
at 5:30 p.m. at 916W.N. Park St. For information, call (863) 763-
4320.

Church of God plans VBS
Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will hold its vacation
Bible school day camp Monday, July 31, through Aug. 3, from 9
a.m. until noon. All children from kindergarten through sixth
grade are welcomed. The theme will be the Jesus Expedition.
For information, call (863) 763-1927.

Guardian ad Litem training slated
Guardian ad Litem training for volunteers will be held Mon-
day, July 31,, and on Aug. 2, 3, 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at
Saint Bernadette's Catholic Church, 350 California Blvd., in Port
St. Lucie. Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who advocate for
the best interest of abused abandoned and neglected children
in court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age., submit an applica-
tion, submit to a criminal background check, submit to a per-
sonal reference check and attend 30 hours of training that will
include courtroom observation and independent study. For
information, call 1772) 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 infor-'
mnation, call 1.863) 763-4477.

Christian Church hosting VBS
Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace, will
hold its vacation Bible school July 31 through Aug. 4 from 6 until
8:30 p.m. The theme for this year will be Trading Places. Pre-
school through high school are welcomed. For information, call
Barbara at (863. 467-0070.

Aug. 4 is National Night Out
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition, in conjunction
with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, will be observing
the 23rd annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug.,1. Neigh-
borhoods across Okeechobee Cofnty are invited to turn on
their porch lights at 9 p.m. in honor of the national event. The
annual event is designed to: heighten crime and drug preven-
tion awareness; generate support fir, and participation in, local
anti-crime and drug prevention programs: strengthen neighbor-
hood spirit and police-community partnerships; and, send a
message that neighborhood* are-getting organized and fighting
back. Over 34 million people participated in last year's event.

Red Cross offering elas es
The American Red Cross, 323 14. Parrott Ave., will be offer-
ing: an infant/chilidCPR class on ialesday, Aug. 1, from 6 until 9
p.m.; a first aid class on Satarday Ai~. 12, from 9 a.m. until
noon; and, an adult CPR class On Tulihay, Aug. 22, from 6 until
9 p.m. To register or for information, call (863) 763-2488.

Drill team signups sla4Md
Signups and tryouts for the 206-07 Mounted Drill Team will
be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, Wednesday, Aug. 2, and
Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Okeethobee Cattlemen's Arena. The
team is made up of girls in gradEs nine through 12. For informia-
-tion, call Rosa Pearce at (863) 634-1888.

Coalition board to meet
A special board of directors meeting of the Early Learning
Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties will
be held Wednesday. Aug. 2, at 2 p.m. at 804 S. Sixth St. in Fort
Pierce.

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

Hospice yard sale planned
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold ayard 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 orVal
Marone at (863) 462-040. .

Substance Abue Coalition to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly
meeting 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 infor-
mation, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Churchesunite fr
The First United Methbiist Chw nd AME Church will join
together in a praise and wgrshi9 m Sunday, Aug. 13, at 4
p.m. at the First United Methodist C h, 200 N.W. Second St.

School supplies d iay
Big Lake Missions Outr~ach i ldntly sponsoring their
annual school supplies driw for tteedy children of Okee-
chobee County. Items will Se calld until Aug. 12. Proof of
eligibility is needed to quallt tgllies. For information;
to make donations; or to in l Glt letting supplies for your
child, call the Mission at (863)M T.
River meeting plan l
Kissimmee River Valley PubliRse and Recreation meeting


will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, fWth 10 a.m..until noon at the
Basinger Community Center loetted 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 recre,
ation. For information, contact Jeff McLemore at 1-800-254t
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., locatl9in the New Endeavors School
building. The meeting is open t'the public. The Healthy Start
Coalition is part of a statewide titwork of coalitions responsible
for planning and implementing services for pregnant women
and infants. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in
promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in
Okeechobee. For information, contact executive director Kay
Begin at (863) 462-5877.
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The Okeechobe 04ws, Sunday, July 30,,,.2000
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OPINION








The Okeechobee News, Sunday, July 30, 2006 5


Everglades projects progress forward


By Carol Ann Wehle
Executive director, SFWMD
From the halls of Congress to
the chambers of county com-
missions, Everglades projects
continue to get the green light.
Last week's Senate passage of
the Water Resources Develop-
ment Act is, for me, icing on the
cake of a very productive year.
And it's only July.
Here in South Florida, we
have already started digging, lit-
erally. Four groundbreaking in
the past six months launched
construction on critical reser-
voirs and treatment wetlands
that will improve the Everglades
ecosystem, our coastal estuaries
and Lake Okeechobee. These
projects are part of the state's
Acceler8 initiative, an action-ori-
ented plan for stepping up the.
pace on eight key restoration
projects.
Construction of the largest
Acceler8 project begins in a few
days when. we turn dirt on a
giant water storage reservoir in


the Everglades Agricultural Area
(EAA), south of Lake Okee-
chobee. At 25 square miles, it
will be the size of the city of
Boca Raton and the largest con-
structed water body in the state.,
Fittingly called Acceler8's flag-
ship, the EAA Reservoir A-I will
hold 62 billion gallons of
water-the volume of 100,000
Olympic-sized swimming
pools-capturing regulatory
releases from Lake Okeechobee
as well as stormwater runoff in
the region. However, the reser-
voir's full impact will be felt
throughout South Florida,
reducing freshwater flows to the
coastal .estuaries, lowering
water levels in Lake Okee-
chobee and improving the tim-
ing and flow of water into the
Everglades. That may sound like
a tall order, but that's what a
16,000-acre reservoir can do.
This kind of progress, on this
scale, is never possible by a sin-
gle agency working alone. Local
support at the city and county


level has been unprecedented for
Everglades Restoration. Martin
County, for example, contributed
$27.4 million to help buy land for
an Acceler8 reservoir and treat-
ment wetland now being built
near the east coast. Hendry
County is partnering in work-
force development for construc-
tion of an Acceler8 reservoir near
the west coast, ensuring that
people and local businesses
thrive at the same time we invest
in the environment.
In Tallahassee, Governor Jeb
Bush guided the efforts to accel-
erate these key Everglades proj-
ects with specialized funding,
ensuring that our. momentum
would not be slowed. Under his
vision and leadership, Florida
has committed $3.2 billion
through the end of the decade to
clean up and restore the famed
River of Grass. State legislators,
have supported these initiatives,
this year alone budgeting more
than $160 million for continued
restoration of the Everglades


and Lake Okeechobee.
In the U.S. Congress, the
long-awaited Water Resources
Development Act was approved
by the Senate .last week, under-
scoring the commitment of our
federal partners. WRDA's pas-
sage moves construction of the
$1.2 billion Indian River Lagoon
South restoration project and
Acceler8's $342 million
Picayune Strand restoration
project an important step closer
to implementation.
Of course, there is still much
work to do. Appropriation of
federal funds is still needed; land
for projects must still be pur-
chased; engineering designs
need public input and approval
for construction. All of this is a
big order, but "thinking big" is
what Everglades Restoration is
all about. No single effort alone
will achieve restoration goals,
but people and agencies and
projects working together will.
The year 2006 is demonstrating
what a powerful formula that is
for success.


Everglades tours show reservoir's progress


LA BELLE -Less than three
months after breaking ground,
South Florida water managers
celebrated the completion of
two 28-acre test cell reservoirs as
part of Florida's Acceler8 Ever-
glades restoration initiative.
The C-43 (Caloosahatchee
River) West Storage Reservoir,
test cells will provide engineers
with valuable data that will guide
,design and construction of the
$338. million C-43 West Storage
Reservoir.
, When complete, the reser-
voir will protect the Caloosa-
hatchee River and Estuary by
Capturing and storing local
stormwater runoff and freshwa-
ter releases from Lake Okee-
chobee. ,
TheSouth Florida Water Man-,
agement District (SFWMD) proj-
ect managers-and engineers pro-
vided a series of 40-minute
guided tours of the test, cells
allowing community members
to witness the reservoir's
progress. The two test cells hold
approximately 69. acre-feet each
of water from the Caloosahatch-.
e' River the equivalent of
approximately 45 Olym pic-sized
0ooIs and provide engineers
vith critical water quality
embankment and seepage infor-
mation to design and build the


C-43 Reservoir, which will be
located on more than 11,000
.acres of former agricultural land
known as Berry Groves..
"Completing the' important
test cell phase is a landmark
achievement in Everglades
restoration," said Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental. Protec-
tion (DEP) Secretary Colleen M.
Castille. "With more than half of
the Acceler8 projects already
under way, Florida will realize
both' the environmental and
social benefits of this monumen-
tal plan years ahead of sched-
ule.",
Located in Hendry County
south of the Caloosahatchee
River and' west of the Ortona
lock, the C-43 Reservoir will hold
approximately 170,000 acre-feet
of water or approximately
79,000 Olympic-sized swimming
pools averaging 20 feet deep.
Scheduled to be operational
by 2011, the above-ground reser-
voir will comprise a significant
portion of the total water storage,
requirement for the entire C-43
basin. The reservoir will capture
and store local stormwater;
runoff and freshwater releases,
from Lake Okeechubee, reduc-,
ing discharges to the coastal
estuaries, improving the health
of the ecosystem and revitalizing


fish and oyster habitats by main- of water when complete
training salinity levels. The proj- reservoir will improve the t
ect will also provide public and quality of water deliver
access and recreation opportuni- America's Everglades.
ties for outdoor enthusiasts. Announced by Governc
"The great turnout today for Bush in October 2004, ACq
the tours is an indication of the is stepping up the pace of
public's high level of interest in ing, design and construct
the restoration," said SFWMD complete eight critical
Governing Board Member Alice glades restoration projects
J. Carlson. "The tours also help seven years. At substantial
the public gain a better under- ings to taxpayers, the prc
standing of how water storage is will restore 100,000 acres o
critical to getting the water right lands, expand water treat
to improve the health of our areas by close to 29,000
interconnected Everglades water and provide 418,000 acre-fi
bodies, including the Caloosa- additional Water storage
hatchee River and Estuary." Everglades restoration a de
The C-43 (Caloosahatchee ahead of schedule.
River) West Reservoir Project is Under the leadership of
one of four. Acceler8 projects ernor Bush, Florida has f(
launched this year. The State ahead to implement the i
started construction on three prehensive Everglades Res
treatmerit-wetland expansions in tion Plan with an investme
February, the C-44 (St. Lucie $1.3 billion and a commit
River) Reservoir/Stormwater for an additional $3.2 b
Treatment Area in March and the through the end of the deca
Water Preserve Area/Acme Basin clean up and restore the, fa
B Discharge Project construction River of Grass. For more
in June. mation on Acceler8,
On August 2, the State will www.evergladesnow.org.
begin construction on the Ever-
glades Agricultural Are.a ReShn .: .
voir,.the largest of the three ::: : '
Acceler8 reservoirs, which will -
have the capacity to store,.
approximately 62 billion gallons


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BENEFIT


Please joi n us Saturda', Au6ust 5,2006 for food, fun r festivities to benefit the family of Boo6ie
Warburton. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor on March 2nd and went home to be with the
Lord on Jul y 20, 2006.All proceeds will be used to assist the Warburton family with medical and
burial expenses. A Fishing Tournament will be-held at Scott Driver Boat Ramp be6innin6 at
6-30a m wi t b wei6h in at 12 Noon. Registration fee is $75.00 per boat. For more information or to
resister call Rodney Bass at 634-1306. A Golf Tournament will also be held at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club with an 8am shotgun. Registration fee is $50.00. Call OGCC at 763-
6228 to register. For more information on the 6olf tournament call Donald Waller @ 233-1135.
A barleque, silent auction and 50/50 raffle will be6in at 12 Noon in Flagler Park #4. The cost is
$6.00 a plate for pork or chicken, baked beans, corn on the cob and dinner rolls. Dinners may be
picked up or delivered. ($1 delivery fee) Items donated for.the silent auction maij be dropped off
at American Drilling @ 405 SW 2nd Street, Affordable Art &5 Framin6 @ 116 SW 4th Avenue
or call to arrange pick up. An account has also been established at any Seacoast National Bank.
For more information, to arrange delivery of meals or to buy advanced tickets call Robin (863)
634-3970, Rodney (863) 634-1306 or Frank (863) 634-1595


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Open Championship was quite a major


The Open Championship at
_ Hoylake was, quite a major. Hoy-
lake was well received by the play-
ers and fans. Expect to see it back
in the Open rotation soon.
The crew of announcers from
ABC and TNT did. their usual fine
job. TNT remembered to send me
some insights from the event, so I'll
share a few with you. These com-
ments were all from last Sunday.
The announcers included: ABC's
Terry Gannon (host/play-by-play),
Bobby Clampett (analyst), Billy
Kratzert (reporter) and Jim Huber
(reporter/essayist).
Clampett on the advantage bad
weather provides the leaders: "It's
easier to protect your lead in bad
weather. Today it's a different
course because the winds are out
of the west and they are winds the
field has not seen yet, so they've
got to come up with a bunch of dif-
ferent shots."
Clampett on the preparation
Phil Mickelson will take for the PGA
Championship in Medinah, IL: "I
think he'll get there very early. His
whole focus after this champi-
onship will be on Medinah."
Clampett on Sergio Garcia
being paired with Tiger Woods for
.the final round of play: "I think. it's
going to be intimidating for Sergio


Fairways and
Highways
by Daniel Shube

to play with the world's number
one player, especially Tiger. Look at
Tiger's record, the last 10 times
he's held a 54-hole lead he's gone
on to win."
Gannon on the difficulty of
walking the course before it was
softened up by rain: "I felt like I had
ice skates on." .
Clampett on Chris DiMarco los-
ing his mother and the effect of that
tragedy on his game: "This is his
solace, this is his peace and how he
can find something back in his life'
that is satisfying. There's a little
more pressure to play well
because that will help him through
this, but he also has the perspective
of the bigger things in life."


Correction/Update
Last week I provided some trav-
el tips, including a great deal at
Doral. It's nice to know some of
you are paying attention and tipped
me off that the Blue Monster is cur-
rently closed for renovations. This
is good and bad...
The bad news is that it is true.
The Blue closed in May for renova-
tions. The good news is that it is
scheduled to be ready for play Sep-
tember 1.
"The Blue Monster stands
among the best golf courses in the
world. As such, it requires constant
refining to maintain playing condi-
tions year-round, which will con-
tinually enhance the experience for
amateurs, as well as the world's
best players who will compete
here at the 2007 World Golf Cham-
pionships-CA Championship," said
Darrin Helfrick, General Manager
of Golf, Doral Golf Resort & Spa.
Highlighting the refinements,
being made to the Blue Monster
include the re-grassing of all 18
greens, as well as the practice put-
ting green, with TifEagle Bermuda.
Additionally, the Blue Monster will
undergo a complete bunker reno-
vation to all bunkers on the course.
Other improvements planned
for the Blue Monster include a cart


path replacement project. All of the
cart paths will be replaced with
new concrete to help improve
overall course management. Also,
special 12' wide paths, with extra
re-enforcement, will be added to a
few strategic areas of the course to
help in World Golf Championships
tournament set-up.
By the way, Doral is still a great
place to escape this summer. Their
four other championship, courses
remain open.
Here's some additional good
news, Doral is taking part in Mar-
riott's "Kids Golf-4-Free," a new
prL.:,iarn that allows adults and
kids to plain, and learn the game of
golf together. The program is also
available at the Rookery course at
Marco Island Marriott as well as
Hawks Landing and Grande Pines
at Marriott's Orlando properties.
Children up to 15 years old golf for
free when accompanied by a full
paying adult after 3:00 p.m. In addi-
tion, Marriott Golf is also offering
free lessons anytime to kids up to
15 years old when accompanied
by an adult who is taking a fully
paid lesson from a Marriott Golf
instructor.
For more information on Mar-
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Sports Briefs


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

OHS will host
softball classes
The Okeechobee High School
softball field will be open from 5


until 8 p.m. every Thursday begin-
ning July 13 until the start of school
in August for free fast pitch softball
instruction.
This weekly instruction will be
provided to all interested athletes
ages 6-14 and will be taught by
O.H.S. head softball coach Kim
Hargraves and members of the
Lady Brahman varsity softball
team.
For information, call Kim Har-
graves at (863) 634-6322.

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


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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)763-96,13 or 634-4524


BASKET BALL GOAL-
(863)467-8038
BLACK LAB PUPPIES- Free To
Good Homes! Males & fe-
males. 7 weeks old
(863)697-0186
CAT, Adult spayed female, to
good home without children.
(863)675-4107
CHIHUAHUA/PIT MIX PUP-
PIES (5) Males. Free to good
homes. (863)467-4702 or
(863)634-0566
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


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Place Your
YARD SALE,
ad today!

Get FREE
signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


MIXED PUPPY, Rescued
male, will pay for 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
direct Import from Europe,
8wks old, $600
(863)763-3910


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




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



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
between 8am-2pm


A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
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:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee.
COWBOYS WANTED
For Deseret Cattle & Citrus
Competitive Pay, Benefits.
Fax resume to: 407-892-0491
or call 407-892-3672


ASSISTANT
MANAGER &
SERVERS NEEDED
(AM & PM)
For Busy
Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. ParrotAve.
CONSTRUCTION
OFFICE SECRETARY
Knowledge of construction &
computers helpful. Excellent
phone & people skills required.
40 hours per week.'
Tuesday thru Saturday,
Fax resume to::
(863)357-7774

ELECTRONIC
METER
TECHNICIAN
Must be a journeyman
electrician 2/2-yrs exp on
test board, w/4-yrs exp
working on tranformer
rated, substation, power
plant & FMPA meters. A
FL CDL "A" driver's
license is req'd. $16.15 -
$24.50/DOQ. Exc. bene-
fits. Complete applica-
tion on line at
www.fpua.com
FORT PIERCE
UTILITIES AUTHORITY
500 Boston Ave.
P.O. Box 3191
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
EOE DFWP

ELECTRICIAN:
Journeymen,

Only serious self-
motivated need
apply. Must have
good driving record.
DFWPR Benefits,
401K, Pd Hol. & Vac.

Wilson's Petroleum
(772)468-3689

How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section ofa the clas-
elilOds


Emlymn
Ful Tie 111


uIPTI


Okeechobee News'


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






The Seminole Tribe of Florida is hiring
at our Ahfachkee School on our Big
Cypress Reservation,
Media Specialist Operate/supervise media
center. Assist teachers & students with media
center & materials. BS/BA degree or higher in
related field. FL cert. for media specialist.
Experience in all areas of library science &
with media equipment & technology..
Resumes to:
Seminole Tribe of Florida, HR
6300 Stirling Road.
Hollywood, FL 33024
Fax 954-967-3477
Email galtman(semtribe.com
Additional details at www.semtribe.com

IMMEDIATE OPENING
AT LEAST ONE (1) UTILITY SERVICE MECHANIC
for the Okeechobee Utility Authority Maintenance
or Construction work. Applicant must be able to
perform light to heavy physical labor, must be
able to work in harmony with other employees
and be courteous to the general public. Appli-
cant must possess a valid FL Operator=s Driv-
ers= License (only those with, a clean driving
record for the last three years need apply), have
high school diploma or equivalent, have neat,
legible handwriting and average mathematical
skills. Apply to the Okeechobee Utility Authority
Office, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okee, FL 34974.
Applications will be accepted until position is
filled. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
(M/F/V/D) DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE


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

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


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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
OF ECONOMIC COUNCIL

The Economic Council of Okeechobee County,
Inc. is seeking applicants for the Executive Direc-
tor position. The Executive Director provides .lead-
ership and management to the Economic Council
of Okeechobee County, Inc.


SOkeechobee News

The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated PART TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
Knowledge of local area or ability to read map
Work Night and Weekends
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
SCompetitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Dail OkeechobeeA, Isbn, Nes An t E





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


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







JOIN A WINNING TEAM!
RNs & LPNs 12 Hour Shifts
6:30 AM to 7 PM & 6:30 PM to 7AM
Monday Tuesdays Wednesdays
2 days or nights per week Per Diem
3 days or nights per week
FULL TIME BENEFITS
RNs $24-$28/hour-LPNs $18-$22/hour

RN SUPERVISORS
12 Hour Shifts Nights 6:30 PM to 7 AM
3 nights on/4 off one week
4 on/3 off the next week
$27-$31/hour + $2/hour night differential
FULL TIME BENEFITS
Management experience required
LTC experience desirable

RECEPTIONISTS
Responsible adults with friendly, outgoing
personality and telephone courtesy needed
to answer phones and monitor front lobby.
Full Time 11:30 AM to 8 PM Monday to Friday
Part Time 10 AM to 8 PM Weekends
GLADES HEALTH CARE CENTER
Pahokee, Florida
Call 561-924-5561
Fax Resume to: 561-924-9466
E-Mail Resume to:
fhennessy@floridacare.net
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Equal Opportunity Employer


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


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Okeechobee News, Sunday, July 30, 2006


Empoyen
Ful Tie 105


Seasonal employment with
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission
at Dupuis WEA (off SR76 near Port Mayaca).
September- December
Outdoor work, 20-30 hrs/wk.,
2-3 days/wk, mostly weekends.
$6.50/hr. Camping available,

Call (561) 924-1939




HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time

ACTIVITIES AIDE

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


FARM MECHANIC
Needed for vegetable and
sugar cane operation in Belle
Glade area. Pay based on
experience plus good benefits.
For more information call
(561)261-1010
HELP WANTED
Orun mad Ntn m

Experience helpful
but NOT necessary
Okeshoaboeo Golf
& County Club
401 EL 131st Lane
Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Must have valid Driver's Li-
cense. Call (863)357-2700


-for Heavy Equipment -
Needed Full Time
Smith Equipment Repair
863-634-3280
Okeechobee

OFFICE MANAGER &
OFFICE STAFF NEEDED
Experience a must.
Please email resume to:
chrislntally@yahoo.com
orfaxto: 863-467-1126
OFFICE TIMEKEEPER
Payroll Timekeeper,
approximately 30 hours per
week, morning shift or
afternoon/evening shift.
Dependable person needed for
manufacturing company. Must
S have computer-knowledge, -
ibilingual a plus. Send resume.-.F
with salary requirements to:
'. (561)712-4756
SERVICE TECHNICIAN
Must have pump repair and
Plumbing experience. Apply
at American Drilling Services
Inc., 405 SW 2nd Street.
Okeechobee, FI
S THETROPICS-
Stations open for Stylist & Nail
Tech (863)763-0063

Leav, the earth Recycle
your used Items by senl-
ing them in the classi-





Valor

CtAN" FRM TM C)iIMICUS
CLINICAL PHARMACISTS
$97,221/Year
.Licensed Clinical
Pharmacists needed for Full
Time positions at busy
Outpatient Care Clinics in
Boca Raton, Delray Beach,
Fort Pierce, Okeechobee,
Stuart, Vero Beach and
Southeast FL.No hospital
coverage or after-hours call.
Monday thru Friday,
S8a.m.to5p.m.
No Weekends or holidays.
$97,221/year + excellent
benefits. Must be currently
licensed in Florida.
Fax Curriculum Vitae to
Mr. Donald Fruge
Valor Healthcare at
(800)417-0491
MA/RMA
'1 yr. exp. needed. Bilingual
prf. Apply at FL Community
Health Centers, 15858 S. W.
Warfield Blvd., Indiantown,
or fax resume to
(772) 597-4194.
EOE/DFWP

Valor



NURSE PRACTITIONERS/
PHYSICIANS ASSISTANTS
$85,897/Year
Must be nationally certified,
needed for Full Time & Part
Time positions in busy
outpatient care clinics in
Boca Raton, Delray Beach,
Fort Pierce, Okeechobee,
Stuart, Vero Beach and
Southeast FL. '
No hospital coverage or
Safter-hours call. Monday
thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No weekends or holidays.
$85,897/year + excellent
benefits. Must be currently
licensed in Florida.
Fax Curriculum Vitae to
Mr. Donald Fruge
Valor Healthcare at
(800)417-0491
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No Wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


Valor

CAMN FOR THE COURAG5EOUS
PHYSICIANS
$181,130/Year
SBoard Certified in Internal
Medicine or Family Practice
needed for Full Time & Part
Time positions at busy
Outpatient Care Clinics in
Okeechobee, Boca Raton,
Delray Beach, Fort Pierce,
Stuart, Vero Beach and
Southeast FL. No hospital
coverage or after-hours call.
Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m.
to5 p.m. No weekends or
holidays. $181,130/year +
excellent benefits. Must be
currently licensed in Florida.
Fax Curriculum Vitae to
Mr. Donald Fruge
Valor Heaithcare at
(800)417-0491


Valor

CAWKlGFOB THECOUAGEUS
REGISTERED DIETITIAN
$53,099/Year
Licensed Dietitian needed for
Full Time & Part Time
positions at busy Outpatient
Care Clinics in Okeechobee,
Boca Raton, Delray Beach,
Fort Pierce, Stuart, Vero
Beach and Southeast FL.
Excellent benefits and salary
$53,099/year.
Office hours are Monday
thru Friday. No weekend,
holidays or after hours call.
Fax Resume to
Mr. Donald Frug6
r. Valor;Healthcare at
-4. (800)417-0491


Valor

C!ONas FOR THEECqURA6EO5S
RN REGISTERED NURSES
$64,308/Year
Needed for Full Time
.nursing/management
positions at busy Outpatient
Care Clinics in Okeechobee,
Boca Raton, Delray Beach,
Fort Pierce, Stuart, Vero
Beach and Southeast FL.
Minimum of 1 year
management experience.
Office hours are Monday
thru Friday, 8 a.m.'to 5 p.m.
No weekends or holidays.
$64,308/year +'excellent
benefits. Must be currently
licensed in Florida.
Fax Curriculum Vitae to
Mr. Donald Fruge
Valor Healthcare at
(800)417-0491


Valor

CAMMORF THECOURAGEOUB
SOCIAL WORKERS
$53,429/Year
Licensed Clinical Social
Workers (LCSW) needed for
Full Time & Part Time
positions at busy Outpatient
Care Clinics in Okeechobee,
Boca Raton, Delray Beach,
Fort Pierce, Stuart, Vero
Beachi and Southeast FL.
Excellent benefits and
salary $53,429/year.
Office Hours Monday thru
Friday. No weekend, holiday
or after hours call.
Fax Curriculum Vitae to
Mr. Donald Fruge
Valor Healthcare at
(800)417-0491



PART-TIME MAINTENANCE
HELP NEEDED: Saturday &
Sunday a must. Contact
Barbara at (863)763-4114
SERVERS: Experienced Only.,
No evenings. For busy lunch
shift. 863-763-9933

One man's trash is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the class]-
fleds.

Financial |



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation '315




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


Empoyen


Empoyen
Meica


Raulerson Hospital has been serving the community for 27
years. We offer a full range of medical and surgical services and
state of the art practices. Become part of our team and you'll feel
right at home in our friendly, caring community Hospital.
The opportuoais ou wait i fr yur
career armwallngI
FT Director of Med/Surg Nursing Unit
FT Registered Nurse
FT Housekeeper
FT- Floor Technician
PT & PRN Dietary Tech
FT Ultrasound Tech
FT & PRN Physical Therapist
FT & PRN Physical Therapist Assistant
For Consideration, please come to Human Resources and complete
an employment application. Log on to www.raulersonhospltal.com
for additional Information & other.opportunities. EOE
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL


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


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
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)824-61001
Reasonable.Rates.


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

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




NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS- HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
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NEWSPAPER...
makes youn a moae Infomed
aned Interesthg peneo. No
wonder newspaper readers
re mare s'uasesfual


Merchandise





Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 5690
Drapes, Linens 1 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Redueingl
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toy i Gmani 70:
Wanted 7140
V. !n ... .*.7,0 5



AIR CONDITIONER '05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box. $1750
(954)309-8659
Find It faster. Sel It soon
er In the classltlads


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
WASHER/DRYER, Frigidaire,
Stackable, heavy duty, super
capacity, runs silent, perfect
cond. $500 (863)228-3958
WHIRLPOOL WASHER &
DRYER Excellent condition.
$350 or best offer
(863)697-6618


BICYCLE, black, low rider, ve-
lour seat, dual pipes,.144
spoke wheels, exc. cond.,
$130. (863)467-2573
BICYCLES, (3), 26", 2 wom-
en's, 1 multi speed,1 single,
1 men's, 2 spd., $75 neg.
will sell sep. (863)635-0772
CHOPPER BICYCLE- Bright
green w/flame, Excellent
condition. Pd. $200. Asking
$100. (863)634-5038



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
SLIDING GLASS DOORS,
Used, 60x80 w/frame, good
condition. $100
(863)983-7625 after 6pm


FORMAL GOWN, Size 12,
worn once, lavender, great
condition. Paid $275, asking
$100(863)634-0339


CAROUSEL HORSE- Appox.
30 yrs old. Designed by art-
ist. $300. (863)234-9747
DOLL HOUSE-'1974, Wil-
liamsburg, 3 story, Accesso-
ries included. $500.
(863)234-9747'


Empoyen
Ful imI105


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. $1 25.
(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


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare Items. $600 al or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
orbest offer!l 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 (3.0GH-Z)
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 FRAME, King size, 4 post,
black metal. $140
(863)634-0339
BUNK BED SET- solid wood,
Loft, like new, 5 dr dresser,
3 dr desk, $350
(305)333-1389 Clewiston
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $500
(863)763-8943
COFFEE & END TABLE,
Matching, brown iron frames
w/glass tops. Very expensive.
$250 (863)532-0079 Okee
COMPUTER TABLE wood,
large, lots of storage. Good
cond. $30. (863)697-6618
COUCH
Dk. Purple, exc. cond. $100.
.239-826-0399
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, light oak, 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
LOVESEAT W/S,OFA BED-
looks new, $50
(863)357-0060
RACE CAR BED FRAME- Little
Tykes, blue, mattress not In-,
cluded, excellent condition,
$150. (863)634-3069 .
RECLINER- over stuffed with
heat and massager, Comfy,
$100 (863)357-0060
ROCKER & OTTOMAN SETS 2
Maple. Beige upholstery w/
green leaf & light' rose buds.
$150 both sets 863-357-8788
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, Lane, leather, w/end re-
cliners, snack tray & storage
drawer, burgundy, like new.
$250 (863)467-1897
SOFA, LOVESEAT & CHAIR-
dark multi colored, like new,
$550.(863)824-8749
SOFA, LOVESEAT Flex Steel,
Blue & Beige w/wooden arms
& Recliner, Blue. Good cond.
$550 will sep. (863)357-3602-
SOFAS (2) Lane, Burgundy
Leather w/end recliners, snack
tray & storage drawer. Asking,
$800 will sep. (863)476-1897
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


DIAMOND RING, Ladies, Euro-
pean Cut, 30 point. 14kt white
gold. $500. (863)357-2233
Okee. area..
GOLD NECKLACE 14K, with
motorcycle medallion, new
$150. Asking $125. Call
863-634-9316.
NECK CHAIN: 18 kt,, 20".
$700. (863)357-2233 Okee,



LIFT CHAIR, almost new, paid
$1,000, sell for $350.
(863)447-0921
LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949


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


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
VIDEO CHAIR- Excellent con-
dition. $15. (863)634-5038
WINDOW AWNINGS (2), $30
(863)634-3234



DRUM SET TAMA Rockstar
5pc. set + 5 prof. Sablan AAX
Stage/Studio cymbals. Pro
heads. $600,863-675-3838
GUITAR CABINET: Custom
Built, 77"Tx42"W. 2 Solid
front doors & shelf. $350 or
best offer. (561)676-0427
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. $350ea 863-634-4076
KENNEL, American Kennel,.
5'x10', paid $280, asking
$150 or best offer.
(863)357-1560
Oceanic Aquarium, 200 gal-
lon, w/8 filtration systems,
oak base cabinet w/6 doors,
$1200. (239)410-3784
RING NECK DOVES, normal
color, $25 for all.
(863)675-2541
TURKEYS, GUINEAS, DUCKS,
DOVES, PIGEONS, GOATS,
POT BELLY PIGS & RABBITS
(863)675-4981
ZEBRA FINCHES, mated pair,
with cage, $20.
(863)697-8731


HUGE PHOTOS.
Family, friends, scenery
or ets from your photo.
EIllotts Quick Pihoto
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553



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


-U
Above Ground, 13'x21'x4',
splash super pool, incl.
pump, like new, $2000.
(561)722-9565 Okee Area


MOULTRIE FEEDER- Electric,
30-40 gal. Good condition.
$40. (8p3)763-1377



CAR STEREO: PIONEER 860,
Motorized Face. $300.
(863)634-3070
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
SUB WOOFERS (2), 15" Quan-
tum. $350 (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 & quality $300
neg (863)697-9075



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


AIR COMPRESSOR
Snap-On brand. Nearly new.
$600.863-634-3328
COMPRESSOR- 80 Gal, 5hp
220. Airco welder AC/DC heli-
welder. Parts Washer, Heavy
duty. $500. (863)357-3981


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


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.'
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elllott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 005
Faim Feed. Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 540
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants,
Flowers 865




DOZER- 1969 D4, for parts,
$500 (863)357-3981
INTL TRACTOR 660- diesel,
$1500 (863)357-3981



TNA HAY FOR SALE
$10 per bale. Also Horses
for Sale. Call (863)467-2483
' or561-635-1257.


APPENDIX MARE, 7 years, 16
hands', Easy Jet blood lines,
$1600 or best offer.
(772)519-2292






Hore Traer
On Ulne d Service
Buy -.Sell Trade
Horsey k a k,' Etc.

863-467-1304
www.okeechobee-horse-lrader corn
Serving The Oreater
Lake Okeechobee Area
QUARTER HORSE MARE- 6vrc
old, bred to blk & hi parinl.
very gentle, :.500
-(239)340-8503
R.R. APPALOOSA, fi.l1,",,,
:years. $1200 or o : 1 Iife
(863)763-2379 .
THOROUGHBRED GELDING
Bay, 17 hands, 18 vi: e-p
rider, exc. all aroLid rior:,
$1800.561-629-621:



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
HP, 30" cut. .$500.
(863)517-2077 Labelle
RIDING TRACTOR- Sears,
16hp, twin cyl, 44" cut, $400
(863)467-6475
TORO YARD TRACTOR, 12.5
hp, with attachments, $250
or best offer. (239)210-1608

Rentals'



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



OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 1ba, du-
plex, No pets, 1st, Ist, sec
elec/water Incld.
(863)467-8464
OKEECHOBEE- downtown, 2
br duplex, unfurnished, Call
(863)763-6344.
OKEECHOBEE- Ig 2br, 2ba, on
Taylor Creek, $950/mo, 1st,
last & security.


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



BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 2BR/2BA,
No pets. 1 year lease required.
$650/mo. + $1200 sec.
(863)763-8535
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$600/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232. '


House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, 13
miles W. of Okeechobee on
Hwy. 70, Horses welcome
$1100. mo. (863)634-3262
LAKE ACCESS: Waterfront
Large 3 BR, 2 BA w/Sea Wall.
$1300/mo. (863)634-5236.
LEASE
2/2 Villa, $1000/mo. 1st, last
& $500 security, adults, no
pets (863)634-1822
Move In Special $500.00 off
first months rent 3BR/2BA,
$1100 nbo,, 1st, last & sec,
References required, No
Pets.(863)763-6541
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
OKEECHOBEE COTTAGE- On
the water. Elec, water, gar-
bage Jncild, No pets,
$650/mo, (863)763-3977
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
D/W 3Br/2Ba M/H w/lake 0.
access. Furn. incl. boat house,
hottub, outdoor shwr, xtra Ig.
family room overlooks canal.
$2200/mo. 561-308-7262



COMMERCIAL BUILDING
Centrally located 50 x 75. End-
less possibilities. Available
immediately. (863)763-3221
Rodney.
NOW LEASING -
NEW OFFICES
West Side of New Courthouse
SCall 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.
:: ', : ,.,jll ,3 , J I7 :


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 Sale 101
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BASSINGER: 4.9 Acres w/
Pond, 2 Electrical Outlets, 2
Septic's, 3 BR, 2 BA Home
w/space avail for new home.
$250,000. (863)467-8460
BRAND NEW IN OKEECHOBEE
DIRECT FROM BUILDER- 2
to choose from, 3br,2ba, on
large lot, end of quiet cul-de-
sac, designed by famous
Palm Beach Architect, tile
throughout, all amenities,
$205,000 (561)718-2822 or
cpbirdie@adelphia.net
BRENTWOOD SUBDIVISION-
Brand new Executive Home.
4/3 w/formal Dining & Den.
Many upgrades that you
must see. Total SF approx
2900. Call for appt
863-763-4106. Priced under
appraised value. Ready for
immediate occupancy.
LAKE ACCESS:Must See!
Waterfront Large 3 BR, 2 BA
w/SeaWall. $199,500. Owner
finance w/10% down.
(863)357-1352
jeandhmh@earthlink.net
OKEE., Cute 3br, 2ba, CBS
Home in Kings Bay. Many up-
grades, Pool access. Must see
$189,000. (863)634-0779


BUCKHEAD RIDGE PARK,
Sun.30 July, 12pm-3pm,
Exceptional prop. & Boat
house 2/3BR, 2 BA. CAC,
FL. rm 12'x22', W/wet bar.
$269K. Follow signs. From
FL 78, Left at 14th, left at
China Be,, Left at Maple to
78. Dan King, Karen Milne
561-252-3319
ILLUSTRATED PROPERTIES
561-626-7000

Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005


Marine AccessoriesJU=
Marine Miscellaneous 3QM5
Motorcycles 3030
Sport VehicleiATVs 3035



AIR BOAT- 10'x6.5' fiberglass,
150 Lycoming. Has all metal
work. Needs to be finished.
Prop. $1500. 863-357-1974
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
BAYLINER 18', '96
120hp Merc., galv. trailer
(needs minor cosmetic wk)
2400.' 239-590-5438
BOSTON WHALER .'89, 14ft.,
'89 30hp Yamaha, bad gear
case w/trailer. $600 neg. Mark
(863)675-1312 leave msg.
CAROLINA SKIFF- '12, $800.
(863)261-3874 ,
GHEENOE CLASSIC CUSTOM,
'04, 16ft., 25hp Mercury, 20ft.
Rocket Trailer, like new.
$4000 (863)675-1312 Iv.
msg
PONTOON BOAT, 1991, 20 Ft.,
Aluminum. New trailer & Car-
pet. Overhauled motor. $4000.
or best offer 863-467-5906
SEA KAYAK, Touring Style,
Model Prijon Kodiak, 17 Ft.,
Good condition. $400.
(863)357-7406
Sea Kayak, Touring Style,
Northwest Pursuit, 17', exc.
cond,, $600. (863)357-7406 .
SEARAY- '91, 19', V6 135hp
Mercury outboard. Runs
Good. $1600. or best offer.
(772)223-9974


CAMPER- Wilderness Fleet-
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
refrig. & stove. 863-467-9413
RV- 82, Chevy, 25', Genera-
tor A/C, 97K, Runs good.
Extra tires. $2200.
(863)467-7076
SOUTHWIND' 86- 34', 49K
orig miles, slps 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


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 '92,
150hp OMC, freshwater, full
controls, stainless steel prop,
$2400 neg. (863)236-0100


APRILIA '03, RS50 runs/drives
good, polished frame, racing
access., $1300 Negot.
239-810-0022/863-612-0090
Classic Triumph Chopper
Project, 1960's, 650cc, single
carb., all parts included, good
fitle. $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)517-2077 La-
Belle
SUZUKI INTRUDER '02,
1500cc, lots of extras. Must
sell $7500 FIRM.
(863)801-5353
SUZUKI SV650, '06, barely
used, w/$300 worth of ac-
cessories, $4950.


(863)801-4949



GO CART- Manco 6.Shp 2
sweater, new tires, runs great,
$850. (863)674-0539. La-
Belle
GO CART- Murray, 6.0 HP 1
seater, runs great, new rear
tires. $650. (863)674-0539
LaBelle.
HONDA RECON 250,2004
$1650.239-590-5438
HUNTING BUGGY- Ig, dog
cages & gun rack already at-
tached, ots 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 ml., red/silver,; sec.
alarm, 49.cc 4 stroke,
$900/neg. 863-673-6743.


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



MUST SELL! Lake.Access,
Waterfront BHR. 3 BR, 1%1hBa.
SEfficiency apt $117,500
Make offer, (863)697-9424

Recreation


(863)634-6586


BASSWOOD: 3.BR/2 Ba, 1 Car
Garage. Fresh Paint. Cathedral
ceilings. Very nice. Pets ok.
$1250 mo. 863-697-1465
BRAND NEW: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
w/garage. Basswood. $1200
mo. Lawrence Assc.
1-800-543-2495
CBS HOME ON 2 ACRES
2Br/2Ba, W/D hookup.
$1000/mo. 1st & Sec.
863-201-9175
DESIRABLE SW City, 3 br,
1.5ba, $900. mo. + 1st,
Last, Sec. dep. & ref.
(863)357-8303
DIXIE RANCH ACRES:
3BR/2BA, on 1 acre + small
shed, $1300 mo., 1st, last &
sec. 863-763-7771








12 Okeechobee News, Sunday, July 30, 2006


YAMAHA 400 Kodiak, '04-
4x4, excellent condition,
hardly used, $3700
(863)673-4405

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Claspic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Forein Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Ttuck, 4040
Part.- Repaims 4045
Plikuap. Trucks 4050
sport UPlt 4055
Tractor 'l"lr 4080
Utility Trailer. 4065




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
CHEVY CAMARO Z28, '80, au-
to, great restoration project,
all original, Motivated Seller!
$1700. (863)634-6601
FORD ESCORT STATION
WAGON, '95, $1200. Or best
offer.(863)634-4518


CHEVY LUMINA 1993, Good
cond. CD Player, NAC, 4 Door.
Auto. White. 1 Owner, $1200
or best offer. (863)357-1692
CROWN VICTORIA SW- '88,
Auto., Runs good. Good
condition. $900.
(863)675-0379
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
FORD THUNDERBIRD '94
auto, cold a/c, 2 dr., all pwr.,
new palnV/tlres++Runs great.
$4000. 863-763-8562 Msg.
HONDA CRX '91
Great MPG, clean, runs great,
good work car, $1500
772-215-9838
MAZDA 626 '95, 2.0L, auto.,
a/c, p/w, new tires & battery.
Needs some work. $800 or
best offer. (863)763-0852
MAZDA 626 '98, 4dr, power &
tinted windows, a/c, cd player,
runs good, good cond. $2500
C863)983-2997 or 228-3958
OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME SL
'94, 6 cyl., tinted windows,
needs compressor. $2500
(863)467-0139 Iv. message
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE '86-
"Classic" AC, PW,PL, looks
& runs great, dependable,
$1000 firm (302)634-5298


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SAAB COUPE- '92, Blue,
Leather seats, Sun roof.
Needs Alt. belt, $1200. Neg.
(863)675-7878
VOLVO 240, '93, $2500. Or
best offer. (863)634-45,18
VOLVO 240 DL '90, Wagon,
runs good, 131k, $2200 or
best offer. (863)357-5977


CADILLAp FLEETWOOD 1959,
New mufflers, Battery, Tune
Up. Exc. cond. Beautiful car.
$7250. 863-357-7214 after 5p


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


The E-Z-GO ST Sport 2+2 Gas features an 11hp, 350 cc, 4-cycle engine and a 800
lb. capacity. The rear seat converts to a flat bed, seats 4, Auto, headlights.



OLF CARS
315 S. Parrott Ave
Okeechobee
Call Sherri
(863) 763-6434
www.gilbert-golf-cars.com )


CAMPER SHELL- 8' Fiber-
glass, Maroon, Sliding win-
dows front/side New $1200,
Asking $350. (863)509-3260
CHEVY CAPRICE '86, Does
not run, needs motor work, 4
new tires. $600 or best offer.
(561)996-9264
COIL SPRINGS: 3 Sets for
DODGE 3/4 Ton Pick Up.
$200 for all. (863)634-3070
FRONT END from Jeep CJ5,
w/locking hubs, 2 wheels &
tires, $50. (863)763-1370 &
HOOD: For 80's & 90's Ford
Van (New in box). $85.
(561)676-0427 ./
MOTOR, Ford 302, everything
still attached, just needs to
be installed, runs great. $500
or best offer. (863)763-8052
TIRES: (4) Fits 2003 Pick Up.
$200. or best offer.
(863)634-4076


RIMS- (4) 16X7 Dodge Ram
PU Rims, semi metallic silver
w/clear coat, fits 96-01
$200 neg. (863)697-8906
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
VOLVO 1240, 1986, exc.
cond., engine runs, good for
parts. Asking $300/neg,.
(863)675-0790.


CHEVY 1500 PICKUP, '89,
runs good, cold air, $140Q
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 C10 SILVERADO '87,
Long bed, 350 eng., auto,,
a/c, strong eng. & trans.
$3300 neg. (863)697-0241
CHEVY S-10 EX-CAB, '87,
small V8, 700 R4 trans.,
very clean & runs well,
$2500. (863)697-2525
CHEVY STEPSIDE PICKUP
TRUCK, '64, runs good, little
rust, 62k ml., $2499 firm.
(863)467-0380 :
.DODGE DAKOTA '94, Needs
engine rebuilt, body good
condition w/toolbox. $500 or
best offer. (863)763-2379
FORD F100,'83, auto air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, $1300 or
best offer. (863)467-8464
FORD F250, '84, diesel, manu-
al trans., 4 spd., runs good,
great work truck, $750 or
best offer. (863)228-0580 ,


Golf Carts 40371


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I GO Carts


I Golf Carts


FORD RANGER '84 4X4
V6, w/title. Needs alignment.
Perfect Play Truck!! $2000 or
best offer. 863-254-3580
GMC 1 TON PICK UP 1988,
Asking $500 or best offer.
(863)610-2190
TONNEAU COVER- Florida
Line, Fits '99-Current. Ford Su-
perduty Shortbed. Maroon 6
mos. $700. (863)467-8248
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Community Events

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


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


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


Career Center helps in job sea
The One Stop Career Center, 20.9 S \ "Park -.', as setvices-a ailable
at no charge to help people in their search for the right employee or job.
For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863) 462-5350.


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


Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson

Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each. Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to.
expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games, card
games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact
Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come
down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.


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


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


Program to assist forest landowners


Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson announced a
program that will assist forest
landowners, in the management
of their property, The depart-
ment's Division of Forestry will
hold a sign-up for enrollment in
the Forest Land Enhancement
-Program (FLEP) from Aug. 4
through Sept. 15.
The program, authorized
under the 2002 Farm Bill, is avail-
able to non-industrial private for-
est landowners on a 75-25 cost
share basis for most practices. Eli-
gible practices include, but are not


limited to: site preparation, tree
planting; and prescribed burning
activities. Landowners who own
at least 10 acres but no more that
10,000 acres of land who have a
mnultiple-resource practice plan
will be eligible to receive funding.
assistance under FLEP. A maxi-
mum of $10,000 will be available
for each qualifying landowner
over the life of the program as
reimbursement for incurred
expenses for approved practices.
Almost half of the state's 14
million acres of forestland is
owned by private non-industrial
forest landowners. According to


national, regional and statewide
landowner surveys, most forest
landowners don't have a manage-
ment plan for their property. The
state's allocation under the pro-
gram will be used for implementa-
tion of forest practices prescribed
in existing or newly developed
management plans.
"It benefits everyone when an
approach stressing best manage-
ment practices is in place for
forested property," Bronson said.
."The forests are a critical natural
resource in Florida, and it is
important to preserve them as
well as mitigate any potential'


wildfire danger."
Landowners can obtain appli-
cation forms from their local Divi-
sion of Forestry office and from
other cooperating agencies. The
Division of Forestry's foresters will
provide technical assistance to
landowners and will be the local
contact person for participating
landowners.
For more information, contact
David Smith, Program Manager
(850) 414-9907 or Bonnie Stine,
CFA Supervisor, (850) 414-9912
(both in Tallahassee) or your local
County Forester who can be locat-
ed at http://www.fl-dof.com.


Bronson announces recall of Washington State oysters


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son announced today that Florida
is assisting the State of Washing-
ton with a public health and safe-
ty product recall. InLShellOysters
from specific harres[ -ireas f-i
Washington Staf& are beingg
recalled by the Washington
Department of Health due to
reports of over 100 illnesses from
a naturally occurring bacterium
.Vibrio parahaemolyticus.
Symptoms of. this bacterial
infection include diarrhea,


abdominal cramps, nausea, vom-
iting, headache, fever, and chills.
The symptoms usually appear
about 12 hours after eating infect-,
ed shellfish but can begin within
two hours or as late as 48 hours
after consumption. The illhes'is
usdIlyr miilld t .i6'dl.rai&e' :id
lasts fortwo to strven da\s: itican
be life threatening to people with
immune dysfunction or chronic
liver disease.
This recall does not involve
Florida harvested or processed
oysters or any other Florida har-,
vested or processed seafood in,


any way. This recall also does not
involve seafood from any State,
other than the State of Washing-
ton.
Implicated are in-Shell Wash-
ington State oysters harvested
after Jul 13, 2006 and labeled as
1 r Aested from: Hood Canal 3,
Food Canal 4, Hood Canal 5,
Hood Canal 6, Hood Canal 7,
Hood Canal 8, Totten Inlet, or Eld
Inlet.
In-Shell oysters harvested and
labeled as specified should not
be consumed and should be dis-
carded or returned to where they


were purchased.
Although thorough cooking to
an internal temperature of1450 F
will kill the bacteria and leave the
oysters safe to eat, Florida food
safety officials are not advising
this' practice for 'Yecalled- prod,
ucts. 1< "A
Brdnsofn said that if any ,such
oysters were shipped to Florida,
they should already have been
removed from all retail outlets.
Nonetheless, inspectors from his
Food Safety Division will be on
the lookout for any such product
that remains.


Community Events


Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please
send information via e-mail to: ohsl987reunion@hotmail.com

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

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

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-.
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite


Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and
provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil
Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work. side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee EmergencyOpera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.


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


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


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Cows and bulls steady. Calves are
still selling good. Prices should
stay good for a while. Top calf
price goes to Elsie Smith, Lorida
with a high .of $1.90., Top cow
price goes' to Jack Johnson, Jr.
Immokalee, with a high of $50.
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