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City Council
meets tonight
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil will meet tonight at City Hall,
55 S.E. Third Ave., starting at 6
Among the items on the
agenda are: the amending of
the city's comprehensive plan
in regard to conservation and
capital improvements; revising
the future land use map from
single family to multi-family in
all of block 12 (lots 1 to 26, lots
1,2,3, and a portion of 9, 10 and
26 in block 21 and all of block
22; and, a resolution regarding
the adoption of the annual rate
for solid waste collection for
the fiscal year 2005-06.

GEC customers
warned of outages
Glades. Electric Couperatid:k. _
i "ill be doing scheduled main-
tenance of tIhe Bassinger Sub-
station on Friday, Aug. 3, and
Friday, Aug., 11.
The first, outage is sched-
uled to begin on Aug, 4, at mid-
night and will last four hours.
The second outage is sched-
uled to begin on the evening of
Aug. 11 at midnight, 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
For information, call 800-

Drought Index
Current: 467
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.29 feet

Lake level
16.24 feet -
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea

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Comics ............. 7
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........... 8
Obituaries ........... 3
Opinion ...........4
Speak Out ..........4
Sports .............. 6
TV ..............9
Weather ........... 2. 2
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OCEA, school board open talks

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It appears that years of accu-
mulated inequities in teacher
and non-instructional employ-
ee pay schedules are on the
way to being corrected, thanks
to proposals brought forward
Monday by the Okeechobee
County Education Association
Talks between union repre-
sentatives and school board

officials started shortly after 10 loon steps with disproportion-
a.m. and continued all day. The ate gaps between them. The
union is beginning the second proposal offered by the.union
year of the customary three- Monday would seek to elimi-
year contract. However, in each nate those balloon steps and
year of the contract salaries are distribute pay raises evenly
renegotiated and limited techni- across the board.
cal changes can be made to the.. The new proposal has 20
contract. .steps with graduated, regular
There are currently 19 steps increases between the steps.
in the teachers' pay scale. Over 'The difference. between each
the years, different amounts, of step and the proceeding one
money have been added to dif-,. would be a uniform 2.65 per-
ferent steps, creating some bal- cent.
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Hospital auxiliary: Gives $17,000 in scholarships

eveL riouree if VbLs, .orna Ji .dUIUI
Jane A. Dillehay (third from left) accepted the Walter Snjith Memorial Scholarship from
Briai Melear, chief iiuiring officer of Raulerson Hospitai (far right), as Indian River
Community College Dixon Hendry Campus Provost Sam Smith (far left) and Jean Rego,
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund chairman (second from left), watch;

Auxiliary gives scholarships to IRCC

By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News .

The Dixon Hendry Campus
of Indian River Community
College (IRCC) in Okeechobee
received a check in the
amount of $17,000 Monday
morning from the Raulerson
Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
Fund to provide 17 scholar-
ships to local students.
Sam Smith, Dixon Hendry
Campus provost, accepted the
check from Jean Rego, schol-
arship chairman. -
The 17 scholarships will be
awarded to Marcus Barrett,
Christine Carraway, Anna
Lourena Deel, Jane A. Dille-
hay, William Fowler, -Whitney
Holmes, Jimmeria Jones,
Ronetta Johnson, Tina Lewis,
Kimberly Mayfield, Wendi
Miller, Jeffrey L. Prince, Eliza-
beth Ruiz, Tabitha Slater,
Susan Phillips, Michelle Valca-
niant and Matthew Vinson..
Ms. Rego also presented
Jane A. Dillehey with the Wal-
ter Smith Memorial Scholar-
ship. Walter Smith was an
auxiliary member who was
very interested in the hospital

Sam Smith, provost of the Dixon Hendry Campus of Indi-
an River Community College (left), accepts a $17,000
check from Jean Rego, chairman of the Raulerson Hos-
pital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund (center). Present for the
presentation was Brian Melear, chief nursing officer of
Raulerson Hospital.

scholarship program. Prior to
his death, he requested that
gifts be made to the scholar-
ship fund.
On hand for the presenta-
tion to Ms. Dillehey was Brian
Melear. Mr. Melear was a 1999
graduate of IRCC's nursing
program and is currently the

chief nursing officer at Rauler-
son Hospital.
The Raulerson Hospital
Auxiliary has given 127 schol-
arships since 1991. The organ-
ization raises .funds for the
scholarship program through
proceed's from sales in the
hospital's gift shop..

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Currently, beginning teach-
ers earn $31,400. Under the
union proposal; they,would
earn $33,000. Teachers at the
top of the pay scale with 21
years of experience would
receive a raise from $52,600 to
Under the union's proposal,
the average salary increase for a
teacher would be 7.06 percent.
On the non-instructional
side, things are more compli-
cated, Currently, there are 28

separate pay schedules for a
wide range of employees
including bus drivers, lunch-
room workers, mechanics and
The union proposal would
reduce these to four pay sched-
The dollar amount between
each step of a particular non-
instructional pay schedule
would be the same.
See Talks-Page 2

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee woman
and her boyfriend were
booked into 'the county jail
after they were arrested for
allegedly having 13 grams of
methamphetamine in their
.possession, which is 1 gram
shy of being an automatic
drug trafficking charge.
Jevnnifer N.E. 301st Blvd., was charged
w\ith the felony of possession
of methamphetamine with
intent to sell, and misde-
meanor charges of possession.
of drug paraphernalia and
driving while license suspnnd-
ed or revoked. She was
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of
Also arrested on Wednes-
day, July 26, was Daniel Paul
Fugate, 52, of the same,

Jennifer Daniel
Fuller Fugate
address. He was charged with
the felony of possession of
methamphetamine \ ilh intent
to sell, and the misdemeanors
of possession of drug para-
phernalia and obstruction. His
bond was set at $30,000.
Jail records indicate Fuller
was arrested on March 31 of
this year on charges of traffick-
ing in methamphetamine. Her
bond on that Icharge was
$10,500. However, due to her

See Meth--Page 2

Man arrested

after suspected

cocaine is found

A 46-year-old unemployed
Okeechobee man was arrest-
ed late last week after mem-
bers of the Okeechobee Nar-
cotics Task
retrieved a
bag of sus-
from a pipe
leading to
the septic
tank at the Heriberto
man's Irizarry
According to an Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) arrest report, Heriber-

to 'Eddie' Irizarry, S.E. 28th St.,
was arrested Friday, July 28, at
his home. He was charged
with the felonies of possession
of cocaine with intent to sell,
possession of a firearm by a
convicted felon and tampering
with physical evidence. He
also faces a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug
. He was booked into the
Okeechobee. County Jail
under a bond of $60,000.
The arrest report states that
shortly after task force mem-
bers and members of the
See Cocaine Page 2

Damon Prescott, 10, and Andrew. Hall, 10, both enjoy
snacks at vacation Bible school last Tuesday evening.
The boy's safari adventure included arts and crafts, Bible
lessons and singing.


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

Foley's aide to
hold local hours
er, aide to U.S. Representative
Mark Foley (R-16th D.), will be in
Okeechobee on Thursday, Aug.
10, from 9 until 11 a.m.
Ms. Decker will be in room
106 of the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second
St. She can also be reached by
calling (863) 763-6441.

Agri-civic center
open for riding
chobee County Agri-Civic Cen-
ter, 4200 S.R. 70 E., is open for
recreational riding the first and
third Tuesdays of each month
from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Barrels and poles are avail-
The cost is $10-per person.
Rules, waiver and release forms
are available at the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioner's office, 304 N.W. Sec-
ond St., and the county exten-
sion office at 458 U.S. 78 N.
Persons 18 years of age and

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younger are required to wear
For information, call (863)
763-1666 or (863).697-9977.

Loans help replace
storm-damaged homes
chobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the
HOME Again Loan Program,
which helps homeowners with
replacement of their hurricane
damaged or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program
will help applicants who meet,
the following criteria:
You owned your home in
Okeechobee County and it was
your primary rAsidence during
hurricanes Frances ahd Jeanne
in 2004.
You have been unable to fix
your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household
income is at or below the follow-
ing levels:, one person in the
household $24,000: two per-
sons $27,650; three persons
$31,100, four persons -
$34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons- $40,100;
seven persons $42,850; and,
eight persons $45,500.
Interviews for applications
for this program are by appoint-
ment only. To make an appoifit-
ment for an interview, call Jessie
Vazquez at (863) 467-5525. The
Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing.
Inc. office is open 9 a.m. until 4
p.m., Monday through Friday.

Homebuyer classes
held each week
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to
reserve your seat for one of our
homebuyer classes. ,
.Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.

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OCSO Special Response Team
(SRT) had executed a search
warrant on Irizarry's home they
noticed the toilet had been
flushed recently.
They then located the septic
tank on the west side of the
home. After removing the tank's
lid, the toilet was then flushed
again and a net was used to
catch a plastic bag as it flowed
from a pipe into the septic tank.
The substance inside the bag

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state and the rest of the nation in
the years to come," Kitson said.
While the majority of the
state's conservation groups
were behind the project, one,
the Sierra Club, had challenged it
over the density of the proposed
town, seeking a smaller impact.
Kitson agreed to some
changes to try to reduce the pos-
sibility of sprawl, some waste-
water treatment improvements
and increased the size of a
wildlife corridor and the group
dropped its challenge.
Other environmental groups
celebrated the purchase.
"This is just terrific for the
environment," said Audubon of
Florida Vice President Eric Drap-
er. "Babcock Ranch is probably
the most important certainly
the largest investment Florida
has ever made in protecting
environmental lands."
But Draper said it was just as

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arrest last week the bonding
company has revoked her bond,'
which now makes her total
bond $90,500. I
Arrest reports indicate that

the Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force and Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Deputy
Richard T. Voss were conducting
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"t they believed her to be a source
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The report states that on that
ed Matei day Fuller drove north on U.S.
441 in her gray Ford Thunderbird
S and picked up Fugate at the
intersection of U.S. 441 N. and
S.R. 60. They continued driving
d oAntAMn north of U.S. 441. When they re-
d iCII I -n entered Okeechobee County
they were stopped in the 35000
block of U.S. 441 N. by OCSO
rcial News Pr iders deputies Kristin Gray and John
The report by Depty VosAshby.
The report by Deputy Voss

was field tested and indicated
the presence of cocaine. OCSO
reports indicate the suspected
cocaine weighed approximately
.5 grams and had an estimated
street value of $400.
The investigators also found a
single-shot revolver and $388 in
U.S. currency.
A background check on
Irizarry indicated that he was a
convicted felon.
A set of scales were also
found, and a field test on the top
of the scales indicated a positive
result for the presence of

important in its protection of the
ranch itself, which will continue
to include a working cattle oper-
ation. He praised it as an envi-
ronmentally friendly use of the
land if it is \ell-marri, ed. \ which'
environmentalist say it was in
the past and operators promised
it would continue to be.
"Today \%e celebrate not just
the luture for panthers, arid
wood storks and spoon bills and
other wildlife, but \\e also cele-
brate the future for working
ranches as a part of Florida's
economic future," Draper said.
Armstrong said the land
would be people-friendly too,
with "every type of recreation
you could possibly want,;" and
urged Floridians to visit it.,
Lee County Attorney David
Owen also 'said the purchase
would benefit not just the envi-
ronment but generations of
"'This is for my children, this is,
for your children, this is for their
'children," Owen said.

goes on to state, that what was
believed to be a pipe used for
smoking meth was found in
Fugate's shirt pocket.
OCSO K-9 Widgen was then
brought in to sniff the exterior of
Fuller's car. In the car's trunk
investigators found a bale of hay
with a paper sticking out of it.
When the paper was pulled
from the hay investigators
reportedly found a pipe that is
typically used to smoke meth,
along with a substance suspect-
ed of being methamphetamine.
Several new plastic sandwich
bags were also found in a tool-
The substance was field test-
ed and indicated a positive result
for the presence of meth.
According to OCSO Lieu-
tenant William Markham, the
suspected meth had an estimat-
ed street value of $900.
The substance has been
turned over to the Drug Enforce-
ment Administration.(DEA), stat-
ed Deputy Voss' report.

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Teachers contract talks to begin July 31
OKEECHOBEE Contract negotiations between the Okee-
chobee County School Board and the Okeechobee County Educa-
tions Association, which represents teachers and non- instruc-
tional school board employees, will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday,
The negotiations will be held in the school board meeting
room on the third floor of the school board office, 700 S.W Sec-
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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

Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Tay-
lor 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 Conserva-
S tion 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; or, by contacting Executive
Director Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

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Enjoying the sun
Hannah Harper (left) and her friend Ashley Travieso
(right) worked on their tans at A Child's World daycare
center. The center provided a morning of water games for
their students.

Arrest Log
The following individuals warrant charging him with viola-
were arrested on felony or driv- tion of probation driving under
ing under the influence (DUI) the influence.
charges by. the Okeechobee Todd Mitchell Hawes', 26,
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), N.W. 16th Ave., Okeechobee,
the Okeechobee City Police was arrested July 28 by Deputy P.
Department (OCPD), the Florida Massung on an Okeechobee
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flori- County warrant charging him
da Fish and Wildlife Conserva- with sexual activity with a minor.
tion Commission (FWC) or the His hnd was set at $15000.

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Department of Corrections
Charles Edward Berryman,
32, N.W. Seventh Ave., Okee-
chobee, was arrested July 25 by
DOC's Joseph Cracchiola on a
charge of violation of probation -
false imprisonment of an adult.
He is being held without bond.
Alejandro Lemus, 24, S.
38th -Court, Lake Worth, was
arrested July 27 by Deputy Ken-
neth Sarros on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with vehicular homicide. His
bond was set at $85,000.
David L. Lyons, 50, S.E. Sec-
ond St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed July 27 by Deputy Anthony
Kibler on a charge of possession
of a controlled substance (cariso-
prodol). His bond was set at
$5,000. He was also arrested on
Okeechobee County warrants
charging him with violation of,
probation grand theft, and vio-
lation of probation high speed
fleeing. He is being held without
bond on those charges.
Kevin Whipple, 28, N.E. 21 st
Way, Okeechobee, was arrested
July 27 by Deputy Kenneth' Sar-
ros on an Okeechobee County

Valerie Rimes, 40,N.W. 90th
Court, Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed July 28 by Deputy Corporal
Marcus Collier on Okeechobee
County warrants charging her
with dealing in stolen property,
third-degree grand theft and giv-
ing false information to a pawn-
broker. Her. bond was set at
Hector Benitez, 30, Nelson
Drive, Lehigh Acres, was arrested
July 29 by DOC's Michael White
on a felony charge of violation of
probation driving while license
suspended. He is being: held
without bond.
Susan Ann Freed-Smith, 40,
Bayside Drive, Orlando, was
arrested July 30 by the OCPD on
a charge of driving under the
influence. Her'bond was set at
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them
dropped is welcome-to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.

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James G. McClure
James G. "Mack" McClure, age
72, formerly of Kokomo and Mari-
on, Ind., died Wednesday, July 26,
2006, in Okeechobee, after a
courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. McClure
was born near
Alamo,, Ind,,
June 30, 1934,
to Walter A.
and Margaret
A. (Elmore)
McClure. Mr.
McClure gradu-
ated from James G.
Alamo High m e
School in 1953. McClure
He was a construction supervisor
with Indiana Bell Telephone in
Howard and Grant Counties, retir-
ing in 1989. He was a U.S. Army
veteran, a lifetime member of the
VFW of U.S. Post #3596, Ameri-
can Legion and a 32 degree Mas-
ter Mason, member of Howard
County Lodge #93, F&AM.
Mr. and Mrs. McClure moved
to Florida in 2004, having been
winter visitors to Alabama and
Florida for several years after his
Mr. McClure was preceded in
death by his father.
He is survived by: his wife of
51 years, Alma Jane King
McClure, of Okeechobee; sons,
James M. (Kathleen) McClure of
West Palm Beach, Eugene D.
(Esther) McClure of Gordonsville,
Va.; mother, Margaret of Parker,
Colo.; four brothers, Carl of
Puyallup, Wash., Al of Sevierville,
Tenn., Jack of Parker Colo., and
Paul of Round Rock, Texas; a sis-
ter-in-law, Carol (King) and broth-
er-in-law, Chet Justice of Tampa;
granddaughter, Mrs. Matthew-
Lowe; great- grandson, Dylan
Lowe, both of Archdale, N.C ;
nine nephews; and, two nieces.
A memorial service will be
held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12,
at the Resurrection Life World
Outreach Church, 1803 S.W.
Third Ave. Okeechobee.
The family requests that
memorial donations be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box

1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
McMullen, Jr.
Lawrerice Kenneth "Kenny"
McMullen, Jr., age 61, of Miami
and Key Largo, died at North
Shore Hospital on July 28, 2006.
He was preceded in death by:
his parents, "Mac"' and Julia
He attended Bethune Elemen-
tary and graduated from Miami
Jackson. He was a wrestler in col-
lege and went on to professional
wrestling from 1964 to 1969. He
started his career as "Kenny
McMullen" and then changed his
name to "Frank Dillinger" and the
"Chain Gang."
He is survived by: his daughter,
DiAnna (Warren) Bennis; uncle,
Alton McMullen; and, cousins,
Ann Godey, Tina Flood, and Nor-
man McMullen.
Services are being held at Fla-
gler Memorial Park in Miami
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the H.W
Beyer Funeral Home, Inc., P.O.
Drawer #3000, Key Largo, Fla.
33037. Phpne: (305) 451-1444

Eila NaomiTaylor
Eila Naomi Taylor, age 81, a
resident of Dugspur, Va., and a
former resident of Arcadia, .died
Thursday,. July 27, 2006, in
Hillsvile, Va. She was born in
Arcadia and was a resident of
Virginia since 1985, coming from
She was the co-owner of the
Taylor Superette in Arcadia for
She is survived by: four sons,
Terry (Ves) Taylor of Cedar- Key,
Tim (Barbara) Taylor of San
Antonio, Texas, Tom (Della) Tay-
lor of Cana, Va., and Toby (Ruth)
Taylor of Hillsville, Va.; daughter,
Pat Brantley of Okeechobee;
nine grandchildren; 14 great-
grandchildren; and, two great-
great- grandchildren.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted at 11 a.m., on Thursday,
Aug. 3, 2006, in the Chapel of
Robarts Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends
one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in Oak Ridge
Arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Robarts
Funeral Home, 163 North Bre-
vard Ave., Arcadia, Fla. 34266.
Phone: (863) 494-7646

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SCHOOL SUPPLIES: For the so-called parents out there the
mothers and fathers out of wedlock that don't care about your kids -
you consider partying more than your kids. There is no excuse for that.
If you have to get three jobs to get what your kids need, then do it. Buy.
your kids their school supplies.

TRUCK TRAFFIC: I am extremely disappointed with the county
commissioners about the use of the shell pit road. There are many
new homes with children, pets and neighborhood traffic on this road.
There are 28 new homes being built in the neighborhood. The
increase in traffic due to the trucks on that road would be tremendous.
I heard it would be 200 trucks daily. The county LDRs do not allow this
and the county comprehensive plan does not allow this. How can
there be any question when these codes and regulations are in place
to prevent excessive heavy traffic through residential neighborhoods?
Okeechobee is growing like everywhere else in Florida, just because
the trucks have been on this road in the past does not mean that they
should automatically be permitted to continue. How can .the county
commissioners even consider anything but requiring another route to
be used for truck traffic?

BAD ROAD: About 15-A, I am really disappointed in the county
commissioners, or the road department. The road is treacherous.
Something needs to be done about it right away.

ANIMAL CONTROL: Animal control needs an emergency number
for the weekends so we can reach a live person not a recording. Ani-
mals are mistreated after 5 p.m. and on the weekends. Itwould be nice
if we had a number to call. This is not a 9 to 5 job, Monday through Fri-
day. Someone needs to be on call after hours and on th weekends so
we can reach them. They need to follow through withiour calls. Not
put us off. (Editor's Note: County's animal control officers are available
to handle emergencies on the weekends or after hours. As the mes-
sage on their answering machine states, if you live in the county you
should call the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office at (863) 763-3117
and they will contact an animal control officer. If you live in the city,
you should call the Okeechobee City Police Department at (863) 763-
5521. For non-emergency situations, you should just leave a message
on their machine.)

CRUELTY: Has there been any research done on a person that
would leave a poor helpless animal tied to a tree, 4 feet from their
water bucket with no shelter and having to endure thunderstorms and
lightning that we are having and 90-degree heat? What is the mentality
of someone wanting to do this to a dog?

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Community Events

Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will
be held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the
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 (863) 610-9192 and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If
there is no answer, please leave a message. The donation is tax
deductible. i

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

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

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Upcoming Events

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, 31,0 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
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 Bobb! at (863) 467-2614 for
information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact 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 information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This Is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member
is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S, Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For informa-
tion, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on. North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320. /

Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets inr the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is
another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator.
For information, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64,510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to welcome
all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are inter-
ested in working towards the betterment of our community. For Informa-
tion, 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 (863) 763-
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.

Tantle 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 Margaret
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 interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or.(863)
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 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
-SixthSt. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a m. in the fellow-,
ship hall at 412 N W. Sixth St For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park' St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information; contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Churchi 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation 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 moved tdo 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 willmeet from
8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For informa-
tion, 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.
is. 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 to reserve 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 Assisted Living/Adult Day
Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at
(863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Careglver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an Ill family member is welcome to join.
The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meet-
ings are held at Hospice at 411 StE. Fourth St. For information, call (863)
467-2321. .

Community Events

VFW hosting links tourney

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10539, 3912 tJ.S,441 S.E., and
their auxiliaries will be. holding a blind draw golf tournament at
Okeechobee Golf & Country Club on Aug. 12. Tee time is 8 a.m.
Gilbert Chevrolet'has donated a new pickup truck that will be given
away in a hole-in-one contest. Proceeds benefit the VFW National
Home for Children. Space is limited. For information or to sign up,
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-freb' stipend and mileage reim-
bursement. They also receive lunch at the school. Anyone interest-
ed in learning more about the program is invited to attend the vol-
unteers meeting and lunch on Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at the American
Red Cross Okeechobee Branch, 323 N. Parrott Ave. For informa-
tion, contact Lynn Vidulich at 800-773-1895.

Community Events

Church of God plans VBS
Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will hold its vacation Bible
school day camp Aug. 1-3, 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.

Church of Christ hosting VBS
The Okeechobee Church of Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will
host vacation Bible school Aug. 1-4, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. each
evening. The theme is King of Kings. Everyone is welcome.
Refreshments will be served each night. For information, call (863)

Christian Church hosting VBS
Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace, will hold
its vacation Bible school Aug. 1-4 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. 1 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. Neighbor-
hoods across Okeechobee County are invited to tirn on their
porch lights at 9 p.m. in honor of the national event. The annual
event is designed to: heighten crime and drug prevention aware-
ness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime
and drug prevention programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit
and police-community partnerships; and, send a message that
neighborhoods are getting organized and fighting back. Over 34
million people participated in last year's event.

Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will be offering:
an infant/child CPR class on Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 6 until 9 p.m.; a
first aid class on Saturday Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. until noon; and, an
adult CPR class on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 6 until 9 p.m. To register
or for information, call (863) 763-2488.

Drill team signups slated
Signups and tryouts for the 2006-07 Mounted Drill Team will be
held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1,1 Wednesday, Aug. 2, and Thurs-
day, Aug. 3, at the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Arena. The team is
made up of girls in grades nine through 12. For information, call
Rosa Pearce at (863) 634-1888.

Guardian ad Litem training slated
Guardian ad Litem training for volunteers will be held 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 aban-
doned and neglected children in court. Volunteers must be 21
years of age, submit an application, submit to a. criminal back-
ground check, submit to a personal reference check and attend 30
hours of training that will include courtroom observation and inde-
pendent study. For information, call (772) 785-5804.

Coalition board to meet
A special board of directors meeting of the Early Learning Coali-
lion 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' Cobalition community out-
reach and training committee will meet Friday, Aug. 4; from 9 until
10 a.m. at 1600 S.W Second Ave. For information, call Ken Ken-
worthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273 or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Hospice yard sale planned
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, Aug. 4,
and Saturday, Aug. 5, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale.will be held
at the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue Volunteer House located at
the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue, next to the Hos-
pice Residence.

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

Substance Abuse Coalition to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing will be held Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at
the First Baptist Church fellowship hall on Fifth Avenue; at the rear
of building. Lunch will be served. For information, call Val Marone
at (863) 462-0040.

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

School supplies drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annual
school supplies drive for the needy children of Okeechiobee Coun-
ty. Items will be collected until Aug. 12. Proof of eligibility is needed
to qualify for the supplies. For information; to make donations; or
to inquire about getting supplies for your child, call the Mission at
(863) 763-5725.

River meeting planned
Kissimmee River Valley Public Use and Recreation meeting will
be held Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Basinger
Community Center located on U.S. 98, south of the Kissimmee

River. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for
South Florida Water Management District to meet with community
members that are interested in using the restored Kissimmee River
Valley region for public use and recreation. For information, con-
tact Jeff McLemore at 1-800-250-4200, ext. 3022.

Healthy Start board to meet

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

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their parents to give them support
and guidance. Often, they just need
someone to talk to about their con-
The National Mental Health
Association offers the following tips
for helping your child prepare for
the new school year.
Take time to talk to your chil-
dren about going back to school.
Get them to express their feelings
and share some of your own.
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your child is a part.
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even if it's just sandwiches before
you head out to a game or lesson.
Use this time to find out what your
child has done with their friends
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Set family nights on your cal-
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games, chat and just have fun
For more information, contact
your local mental health associa-
tion or the National Mental Health
Association at (800) 969-NMHA
Before making any change-in
your diet or exercise program, con-
sult your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
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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)
Red Cross
offering classes
The American Red Cross, 323

N. Parrott Ave., will be offering:
an infant/child CPR class on
Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 6 until 9
p.m.; a first aid class on Saturday
Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. until noon;
and, an adult CPR class on Tues-
day, Aug. 22, from 6 until 9 p.m.
To register or for information,
call (863) 763-2488.



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YMS planning
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 %\oik
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
ihn'Augustfor free fast pitch softball
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
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)
OHS volleyball
tryouts scheduled
Okeechobee High School
(OHS) will be holding volleyball
tryouts beginning Monday, July 31.
Because of gym renovations at the
high school, try outs \%ill be at Osce-
ola Middle School from 5:30 until
7:30.1 p.m. Practice will continue at
the same time and location until

the OHS gym. is finished. The try-
quts are for all grades, including
incoming freshmen. You must turn
in a physical and parent consent
form prior to tryouts. You can pick
these up at the OHS main office
between 8 a.m, and 2 p.m. daily. If
you need additional information
contact head coach George May at
(863) 634-5836.
Swim team seeks
swimmers and divers
The Okeechobee High School
swim team is looking for swim-
mers and divers for their 2006 swim
season. If1 interested, please attend
the informational meeting on Mon-
day, Aug 7. at the Okeechobee
Sports Complex swimming pool,
580 N.W. 27th Lane, from 4:15 until
5:15 p.m. The meeting is for all
grades, including incoming fresh-
men. You must turn in a physical
and parent consent form prior to
participation. These forms may be
-obtained at the O.H.S. main office
between 8 a.m and 2 pr. daily.
For additional information contact '
Care Thoilipson at 'i''6.1 6.34-
6897 or Lvrisav Masters at,(321)

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At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres Ill.
Movie times for Friday, July
28, through Thursday, Aug. 3,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"Miami Vice" (R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:15
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9:15 p.m.
Theatre II "Pirates of the
Caribbean" (PG13} Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7 and
9:40 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:40
Theatre III "Monster
House"(PG) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wedhesday and Thursday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are
$4.50; senior citizens are $4.50
for all movies; and, matinees
are $4.
For 'information, call (863)


Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon
at 1-800-556-8885.

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become
a volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship
program. It's a proven life-
changing program that provides
four-year college scholarships
to deserving sixth and ninth
graders in local communities.
The mentor meets with the stu-
dent one hour per week at
his/her school. Volunteer oppor-
tunities are avaifable irn Indian
River;' Martin, SI. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please
call the Indian River Community
College Foundation at (772)

Halfway House.
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N.,
is looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys: If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Jordan
Bernay at (863) 357-0047.

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church
Lending Library at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second. St. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486 audiocas-
settes, including audio books,
plus Christian romances and
575 videos. Prepare a paper on
comparative religion, a book
report, programs for men,
women or children, a craft proj-
ect or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and
public libraries. As'a private
library we can and do preview
our media. Currently, the library
is staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m., and Wednes-
day evening from 6 until 8 p.m.
Contact Doris Entry at (863)

Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and Eng-
lish as a second language class-
es at these locations: Dixon
Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth
Ave., English as second lan-
guage classes, Monday -
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday
through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m.;One-Stop, 123
S.W. Park St., adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon;
Yearling Middle School, 925,
N.W. 23 Lane, English as a sec-
ond language classes, Monday
through Wednesday, from 5:30
until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
English as a second language
classes, Tuesday and Thursday
from 6 until 8 p.m.

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Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

For (1) Fire Vehicle
August 1st, 6:30 PM.
1988 F350 Cab Chassis,
4WD, winch on front,'
fire damage, running
gear good.

HORSES: (4) Found in Okee-
chobee County. Call to ID.
area, Okeechobee, please call
to identify (863)467-8038
PITBULL, Black male, young,
very friendly, vic. of Fernwood
Lane, LaBelle. Call to identify.
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KITTENS- to good homes 3
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different (863)946-9133
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rabies, needs fenced yrdo
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Employment -
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Employment -
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Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

CAREGIVER: Needed P/T to a
take -jre o: paritally paralyzed
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able to work wkends,&,be de-
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related field, good computer
and communication skills a
plus, benefits available.
Fax resume to
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3079 NW 8th Street
Knowledge of construction &
computers helpful. Excellent
phone & people skills required.
40 hours per week.
Tuesday thru Saturday.
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Also Management
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
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Board 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, 8a.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 Healthcare at


Licensed Dietitian needed for
Full Time & Part Time
positions at busy Outpatient
Care Clinics in Okeechobee,
Boca Raton, Deiray Beach,
Fort Pierce, Stuart, Vero
Beach and Southeast FL.
Excellent'benefits and salary
Office hours are Monday
thru Friday. No weekend,
holidays or after hours call.
Fax Resume to
Mr. Donald Frug6
Valor Healthcare at


$64,308/Year .
Needed for Full Time
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 Frugd
Valor Healthcare at


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
Beach 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 Frug6
Valor Healthcare at

HELP NEEDED: Saturday &
Sunday a must. Contact
Barbara at (863)763-4114
SERVERS: Experienced Only.
No evenings. For busy lunch
shift. 863-763-9933
How do you find a job Ini
today's competitive!
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-

Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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


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

Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
Reasonable Rates.

J & J Building Contractors
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Get a quick response to
any Item you may be sell-
inn with a classified ad.

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materlals540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Colns/Stamps 570
Collectibles. 574.
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585.
Cruises 590
Drampes, LiUnans aFri 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 728
Toys & Games 730
VCHS 735
Wanted to Buy 740

3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
,new in box. $1750

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
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft. for
RV, gas & electric, new in
box. $700 (239)297-4006
14 cu. ft., be good for 2nd
refrigerator, $50.
Like new. Exc. cond. $100,
Will separate, 772-260-091.8
or 863-763-6023
WASHER/DRYER, Frigidaire,
Stackable, heavy duty, super
capacity, runs silent, perfect
cond. $500 (863)228-3958
DRYER Excellent condition.
$350 or best offer

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
green w/flame. Excellent
condition. Pd. $200. Asking
$100. (863)634-5038

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

UIlp l i -IalN ice

DIGITAL, 400 watts, 5 speaker
& sub woofer w/remote &
manual. $125 863)697-8906
sonic, 5 spkrs, subwoofer,
exc sound & quality $300
neg (863)697-9075

i Telvisio 071

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

months old. Paid $750, Ask-
ing $600 neg.
(863)674-0416 LaBelle
Snap-On brand. Nearly new.
$600. 863-634-3328

[Speia i

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

CRIB: Light Pine w/mattress.
$125. (863)467-1699
Shtop hr fIIPIt
The 1i=d111 Iads

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

30 yrs old. Designed by art-
ist. $300. (863)234-9747
DOLL HOUSE- '1974, Wil-
liamsburg, 3 story, Accesso-
ries included. $500.
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late-
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
Collection, 16 pieces, some
oldies, not in boxes. $200 or
will sell sep. 863-265-0353

COMPUTER- Dell'Dimension
4700, P4, 530 (3.0GHZ)
512MB/80GB, complete pkg
$500 (863)467-5877
IMAC, 17", Intel, 160 HD, 1
GB Ram, 2 mos. old, orig.
box & discs. $1420
ADOBE CS2 ACAD., $400 or
will separate.
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.
tor, keyboard, mouse, edu-
cational program, $150,

BED FRAME, King size, 4 post,
black metal. $140
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must -seel $500
large, lots of storage. Good
cond. $30. (863)697-6618
Dk. Purple, exc. cond. $100.
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
Moving, must sell. $50 or
best offer. (863)467-8094
solid wood, light oak, paid
$1,000, sell for $300.
(863)447-0921 .
dresser, armoire, mirror, twin
head & foot board. $400
(239)691-6368 Ft. Myers
looks new, ,$50
Tykes, blue, mattress not in-
cluded, excellent condition,
$150. (863)634-3069
RECLINER- over stuffed with
heat and massager, Comfy,
$100 (863)357-0060
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

late, leather, excellent condi-
tion, $400. (863)398-9806
SOFA, Lane, leather, w/end re-
cliners, snack tray & storage
drawer, burgundy, like new.
dark mult colored, like new,
$550 (863)824-8749
Blue & Beige w/wooden arms
& Recllner, 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
ai B I.

LIFT CHAIR, almost new, paid
$1,000, sell for $350.
LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
Charger & spare tire. Cost
$2500, Asking $150.
WHEELCHAIR- Padded with
extra seat cushion. Excellent
condition. $125.

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.
FENCE- Chain linked, 800 or
900 ft. & 2 large gates.
$800. (863)675-0379
with light, L48" x H36" x
D24", $100 for all will sell
sep. (863)675-6061
LP RECORDS (40+) &
PLAYER, Orchestral & sym-
phony music. Very nice condi-
tion. $250 (863)946-3570
VIDEO CHAIR- Excellent con-
dition. $15. (863)634-5038

5pc. set + 5 prof. Sabian AAX
Stage/Studio cymbals. Pro
heads. $600. 863-675-3838
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

Red Heeler, approx. 11/2 yrs.
old, neutered, $150.
Old English. (5) $25 for all, will
sell separate. 863-763-4638
BIRD CAGE, large, heavy duty,
80"hx42"'wx30"d, $800.
Lovable, great w/kids. $50.
863-634-1343 after 5pm..
Pedigree, 7 mo. old, beautiful
flashy brindle male. $500.
available, parents on premis-
es, full blooded, 1st shots,
$150 (863)467-8206 '
COCKATIEL w/Cage & Stand.
$130 or best offer.
(863)467-8856 ,,. -
DOG CRATE. 30-W 32-H,
#r60(') Lie r neiw $75
KENNEL, American Kennel,
5'x10', paid $280, asking
$150 or best offer..
Oceanic Aquarium, 200 gal-
lon, w/8 filtration systems,
oak base cabinet w/6 doors,
$1200. (239)410-3784
$3 (863)843-2495
,color, $25 for all.
ZEBRA FINCHES, mated pair,
with cage, $20.

$2500 or best offer.

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

30-40 gal. Good condition.
$40. (863)763-1377

Motorized Face. $300.
watts, 6 speakers, DVD
player, FM radio. $90
disc CD player, dual cas-
sette, tuner, (2) 4 ft. speak-
ers, $200. (863)357-6315
MA Audio, holds 900 watts, in
sealed box. New, $140.
SUB WOOFERS (2), 15" Quan-
tum. $350 (863)634-6476

Sport Vihicles/AIV 3035

AIR BOAT- 101x6.5' 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
2Oft boat, single axle, 14" tires.
$850 neg. (863)763-7609
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.
'04, 16ft., 25hp Mercury, 20ft.
Rocket Trailer, like new.
$4000 (863)675-1312 Iv.

FLOORS, $450.
COMPRESSOR- 80 Gal, 5hp
.220, Alrco welder AC/DC hell-
welder, Parts Washer, Heavy
duty., $500. (863)357-3981
COMPRESSOR, Craftsman,
2hp, 20 gallon, twin cylinder,
hose, portable, 150psi, $60.
2hp, 20 gal., twin cylinder,
hose, portable, 150psi. $60
outfit, w/cart, $300.

by, with all attachments.
$300 will sell separately.

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

ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891


Farm Equip t 805
Farm M Hwi 81
Farm Produce 82
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 866

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

old, bred to bik & wh paint,
very gentle, $1500
(239)340-8503 "
R.R. APPALOOSA, Gelding, 6
years. $1200 or best offer.
Bay, 17 hands, 18 yrs., exp.
rider, exc. all around horse,

Good condition. Garage kept.
$850. (863)447-2130
GRILL, Full size, side table,
burner, warming rack, flame
control. $30 (863)634-3234
RIDING MOWER- 11hp, older
model Snapper, still runs &
mows, needs TLC, $200
RIDING MOWER, Snapper, 12
HP, 30" cut. $500.
(863)517-2077 Labelle
16hp, twin cyl, 44" cut,,$400
(86 )467-6475
Belgium Cross, $600



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

BRAND NEW: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
w/garage. Basswood. $1200
mo. Lawrence Assc.
38R/2BA in Dixie Ranch Es-
tates. Private, quiet, includes
washer & dryer, lawn & water
system maintenance.
$11 00/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. (561)723-0661
3BR/2BA, on 1 acre + small
shed, $1300 mo., 1st, last &
sec. 863-763-7771
Hotel/Motel Alternative, BHR,
2br,2ba, washer/dryer, lake
access, long/short term, all
inclusive. (863)824-0981.
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
Move In Special $500.00 off
first months rent, 3BR/2BA,
$1100 mo., 1st, last& sec.
References required, No
3/2 & 3/1, Completely renovat-
ed. $1200-$1400 mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461

Centrally located 50 x 75. End-
less possibilities. Available
immediately. (863)763-3221
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE BUILDING, for sale or
lease, 1600 sq. ft., avail.
now, Call Judy ..
OFFICE SPACE 900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
*Please call (863)763-4740

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

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale. 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
W atsfront Property 10B0

to choose from, 3br,2ba, on
large lot, end of quiet cul-de-
sac, designedby famous
Palm Beach Architect, tile
throughout, all amenities,
$205,000 (561)718-2822 or
Waterfront Large 3 BR, 2 BA
w/Sea Wall. $199,500. Owner
finance w/10% down.
NEW HOME- $115,000, or
your lot, 3br, 2ba, Ig LR, K
w/ appl, 1 car gar. Lawrence -
Assoc. (800)543-2495.
OKEE., Cute 3br, 2ba, CBS
Home in Kings Bay. Many up-
rades, Pool access. Must see
189,000. (863)634-0779

Mobile Homes

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

with A/C, alum. pans, insulated
roof panels, vinyl windows.

Doublewlde on the Water,
2BR/2BA, 1st, last, security
refss req'd. (863)467-1967

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


AMMO for 30-30 Winchester,
200 rounds boxed, $70 will
sell separately,
COLT 38, Special 4" police
positive, Blued Stag Horn
grips. $300 or trade.

DIAMOND RING, Ladies, Euro-
pean Cut, 30 point 14kt white
gold. $500. (863)357-2233
Okee. area.
motorcycle medallion, new
$150. Asking $125. Call
NECK CHAIN: 18 kt., 20".
$700. (863)357-2233 Okee.
NECKLACE, gold, men's, 20",
w/motorcycle medallion,
new $150, sell for $100.

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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.
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.
HamelBI I1

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
RV- '82, Chevy, 25', Genera-
tor A/C, 97K, Runs good.
Extra tires. $2200.
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classifieds

appliances, increases low volt-
age.w/built in surge protection.
$300 (863)467-6696

WAVE RUNNER '90, Yamaha,
very good condition. $1000

BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs
great. $700 (863)763-7609
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.
Classic Triumph Chopper
Project, 1960's, 650cc, single
carb. all parts included, good
title. 2000 (863)674-0898
Good beginner bike. $2500.

HONDA CBR 600 F3 '98, New
paint & tires. Moving, must
sell, $3200 or best offer.
HONDA REBEL '03, Wind-
shield, back rest, clean,
$1750. (863)517-2077 La-
1500cc, lots of extras. Must
see!! $7500 FIRM.
SUZUKI SV650, '06, barely
used, w/$300 worth of ac-
cessories, $4950.

HONDA RECON 250, 2004
$1650. 239-590-5438
cages & gun rack already at-
tached, lots of fun $2000
neg (863)467-4998
'01, new chain & sprockes,
runs very good, $2200.
YAMAHA 400 Kodiak, '04-
4x4, excellent condition,
hardly used, $3700


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

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
cond. CD Player, A/C, 4 Door.
Auto. White. 1 Owner. $1200
or best offer. (863)357-1692
Auto., Runs good. Good
condition. $900.
WAGON, '95, $1200. Or best
spd., good work car, $650
or best offer. (863)612-0877
FORD MUSTANG '80, Classic,
6 eyl., 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
auto, cold a/c, 2 dr., all pwr.,
new palnt/tires++Runs great.
$4000. 863-763-8562 Msg.
Great MPG, clean, runs great,
good work car. $1500
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
(863)983-2997 or 228-3958
DAN, Silver,' Sunroof. Very
clean. $2400 (863)674-0416
'94, 6 cyl., tinted windows,
needs compressor. $2500
(863)467-0139 Iv. message
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or.
garage? Advertse your
yard sale In the classi-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze

"Classic" AC, PW,PL, looks
& runs great, dependable,
$1000 firm (302)634-5298
VOLVO 240, '93, $2500. Or
best offer. (863)634-4518

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

FORD BRONCO '93- 4x4,
$2000 or best offer, will con-
sider van or car w/A/C in
trade (239)839-4883

CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2200. (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
CLUB CAR, Refurbished,
$2500 or best offer.
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$650 (863)697-1350 or

AXIS RIMS, used, 17", will fit
any Honda/Acura, good
con.d., $500 or best offer.
(302)943-1777 Iv. msg.
AXLES, for '62-'65 Volvo
PV544 Sedan, $200 or best
offer, will sell separately.
#1303, fits'"03-'06 Dodge
truck, not Mega cab. $250 or
best offer. 407-402-2690
glass, Maroon, Sliding win-
dows front/side New $1200.
Asking $350. (863)509-3260
not run, needs motor work, 4
new tires. $600 or best offer.
COIL SPRINGS: 3 Sets for
DODGE 3/4 Ton Pick Up.
$200 for all. (863)634-3070
FRONT END from Jeep CJ5,
. w,,l',:ing hubs. 2 wheels &
7ie4, $0. t (863)63-1"

HOOD: For 80's & 90's Ford
Van (New in box). $85.
RIMS- (4) 16X7 Dodge Ram
PU Rims, semi metallic silver
w/clear coat, fits 96-01
$200 neg. (863)697-8906
ing $150 Or best offer
TIRES & WHEELS, 4, Chevy 5
lug. '92-'2000. $100/.
TIRES: (4) Fits 2003 Pick Up.
$200. br best offer.
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $350
neg. (863)697-0328
*350 engine, auto, $300
(863)357-2658 after 5pm

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
TRUCK, '64, runs good, little
rust, 62k mi., $2499 firm.
engine rebuilt, body good
condition w/toolbox. $500 or
best offer. (863)763-2379
FORD '88 F150 4X4 82k
miles, V8, XLT Lariat, 2 tone
paint, match.wheels/tires &
more. Must Sell $3800.
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
V6,'w/title. Needs alignment.
Perfect Play Truck!! $2000 or
best offer. 863-254-3580
Asking $500 or best offer.

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

BLAZER S10 '93- leather'in-
terior, exc cond. Labelle
area. $2495 (239)938-4321
$1000. or best offer.
(863)467-7124 Call after
4:30 pm
Bauer, Loaded, Excellent
condition. 66,750.mi.
$6490. (239)340-9407

Dual axle, elec. brake, alum.
ramps. $1500 (863)697-2434
16' deck + 4'dove tall. 2 yrs
old. $950. Call Sam at-
box trailer, utility truck bed,
will hold 4 whler, lots of stor-
age $500 (863)467-6475
prox. 35 ft., with tires, In
good shape, $500 or best
offer. (863)763-2692

$1000. 863-467-1000
'89, 3/4 ton, auto, 360 good
shape. $1200 or best offer.
VAN '98- orig miles, runs
great, cold AC, some rust,
2000 (561)722-9565 Okee
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NOTICE: The Planning Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals of the City of Okee-
chobee, Florida will meet on Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon
thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd
Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The Items of
consideration at this meeting are:
* Conduct a Public Heading to consider a VARIANCE to reduce the front setback
from the required 25 feet to 23 feet for the development of a steel carport In front
of existing garage (ref. LODR's Sec, 90-105 (b)(1)), submitted by property owner
Frances Blafore-Galfoil. The subject property is located at 1410 Southeast 8th
Drive. Legal Description: Lot 161, Okeechobee Estates, Plat Book 3, Page 20,
Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and Is approximately 0.189
acre(s). Petition No. 06-005-V.
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow the place-
ment and set-up of a mobile home that was manufactured more than five years
prior to the date of application (ref. LDR's Sec. 90-169(8)) submitted by proper
owners Isaac and Cinderella Kelble. The subject property Is located at 1307
South Parrott Avenue, Lot #50, River Bend Moble Home Park. Petition No.
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow the place-
ment and set-up of a mobile home that was manufactured more than five years
pdor to the date of application (ref. LDR's Sec. 90-169(8)) submitted by property
owners Isaac and Cinderella Kelble. The subject property Is located at 1307
South Parrott Avenue, Lot #49, River Bend Mobile Home Park. Petition No.
* Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoning Application No. 06-005-R. Craig
M. Hacki submitted the application on behalf of property owners H20 Holdings,
LLC. The application is to chang the zoning designation for Parcel A from Resl-
dential MobIle Home (RMH) to Heavy Commercial (CHV) and Parcel B from Hold-
ing (H) to Heavy Commercial (CHV), for vacant unplatted property located North
of East North Park Street (State Road 70 East, across from the Post Office). Le-
gal description: Parcel A: A parcel of land lying In Section 15, Township 37
south, Range 35 East, Okeechobee. County, Florida, and being more particular
described as follows: COMMENCE at the Southeast corner of said Section 15;
thence along the Sute South line of said Section 15, S.890240W., 486.26 feet to a
point on the South line of Section 15; thence NOO57'20"W., 63.49 feet; thence
N.0016'59%W., 250.90 feet; thence S.89'54'49"W, 186.29 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING; thence continue along said line S.89'54'49"W., 674.15 feet thence
N.OO13'56W., 943.80 feet; thence N.8910'00"E., 336.67 feet; thence
N.0015'28"W., 49.99 feet; thence N.8909'59"W., 336.64 feet; thence
S.0016'59"E., 1002.57 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Said parcel contains
15.05 acres, more or less. Parol B: A parcel of land lying In Section 15, Town-
ship 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more par-
ticularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Southeast corner of said
Section 15; thence along the South line of said Section 15, S.8902'40"W.,
486.26feet to a point on the South line of Section 15; thence N.0057'20'W.,
63,49 feet; thence N.OO16'59"W., 250.90 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING;
thence S.894'49"W4, 186.29 feet; thence N.OO13'56"W., 276.78 feet; thence
N.8902'40"E., 186.30 feet; thence S.0016'59"E., 279.61 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING. Said parcel contains 1.19 acres, more or leads.
* Consider an Appeal of an Administrative Decision by the Building Official, (ret.
LDR's Section 70-371), to issue a cease and desist order for a Sign Permit No.
482-05-05. The Appeal was submitted by property owners Janet and Roit Dave.
The subject property is located at 1020 West North Park Street. This item was
tabled atthe June 27,2006 meeting.
Consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or citizens, to the
Comprehensive Pan, which include the Land Development Regulations (LDR's)
and render a recommendation to the City Council for consideration and final
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available In the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Betty Clement at (863) 763-3372 x 218.
Please be advised that the Board of Adiustment and Appeals will serve as the de-
cision making body (uasiudlcial), on behalf of the Cty, to approve or deny Spe-
cial Exceptions or Variance Application(s). The Planning Board will make
recommendations to the City Council for consideration and final adoption of Com-
prehensive Plan Amendments, Rezoning Applications and Land Developmeni
Regulations (LDRs) Amendments.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals with re.
spectto any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record.includes the testimony)
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Tapes are used for the sole
purpose of back-up for the Clerk's Office.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with.dlsabiltiies needing special accommodation to participate Ir
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working dayu
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218:; fyou are headno or voice Imn
paired, call TOD 1-B00-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
152130 ON 8/1,11/06

Community Events

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

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,,
offers a continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdlavs from
7 until 8 p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an opportu-
Snity to "purchase" items from their Baby Bnutique Classes will not
Sbe held during the month of .Iul-\ FI.-' toit'-.treinnor, call (863) 763-
" 8859; or, (863) 697-6320.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and crafts for
seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and blue-
grass and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center
would like to expand 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

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

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

CAP looking for senior and cadet members.
The Florida Wing of Ihe Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP untt In O)keechobtee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently.has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for The unit. Youths between the
ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to
administer the unit and prorlide supti vision for the cadets. The
three main missions of the Ci il Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senini. members and
cadets work side by side to accomplish these missions. if you are
interested in becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene
O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863)

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

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used. cell phones to return'for
money. Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for par-
ticipants. 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

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, Mon-
day. through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306-for informa-

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

Class of '97 plans reunion
,An.-,-re interested in helping out with planning of the Okee-
chobee High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail

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

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

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

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