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Okeechobee News


Vol. 97 No. 215 Thursday, August 3, 2006 504 Plus tax


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warned of outages
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will be doing scheduled main-
tenance of the Bassinger Sub-
station on Friday, Aug. 3, and
Friday, Aug. 11.
The first outage is scheduled
'to begin on Aug, 4, at midnight
'and will last four hours. The
second outage is scheduled to
begin on the evening of Aug. 11
at midnight, and will last about
two hours.
All consumers fed by the
Bassinger Substation will be
affected by these outages -,
including members in Okee-
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grade (CR-721), Micco Bluff,
Dixie Ranch, Bassinger and
Cornwell.
For information, call 800-
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Tax Collector
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Tax Collector's office will be
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S p:m, in order to conducLa trai- :
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' Inside

Landis awaitsbackup
doping test results
PARIS (AP) Floyd Landis
said all he wanted was a
chance to clear his name. His
first opportunity will come Sat-
urday, though not even the
Tour de France champion
believes it will do him much
good.
Landis, who showed a
testosterone imbalance in an
initial urine sample taken dur-
ing the Tour de France, will find
out this .weekend whether the
"B" sample confirms that
result, or gets him off the hook.
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Drought Index
Current- 400
Source: Florida Division
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Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.26 feet


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

Index
Classifieds . . .10-12
Comics ........... 9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . . . .10
Obituaries ..........3 -
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ........4. 4
Sports ............ 6
TV ... ......... 1
SWeather .......... 2. 2
See Pane 2 for information about


School board tentatively OK's


Mill rate down,
but school taxes
increase slightly
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
If the tentative budget for
Okeechobee County Schools is
approved, taxpayers can expect a
slight increase in their school
taxes.
In a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 1,
the Okeechobee County School
Board unanimously gave tenta-


tive approval to the new budget
and heard Dr. Patricia Cooper,
superintendent of schools, state
her goals and legislative agenda
for 2006-07.
The proposed millage rate is
7.766, down slightly from the old
rate of 7.955. One mill equals $1
for every $1,000 of assessed
value.
However, most people will
see their school taxes go up
because property values have
risen from $1.8 billion to $2.3 bil-
lion.
The proposed millage rate is
expected to bring in $16.8 mil-


lion, as compared to the $14 mil-
lion brought in from last year's
village rate.
The balance of the $75,8 mil-
lion budget will come from feder-
al and state sources, including
tie Florida Lottery.
( The budget breaks down into
$53,510,083.05 in the general
fund, $293,985.24 for debt serv-
ice and capitol projects will
receive $12,047,098.45. The food
service budget is $3,765,641.06,
while funds from federal pro-
giiars total $6,224,166.73.
The proposed budget will
allocate $7,732 per student and


Concurrency: "Pay as you grow" )lan


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Dr. Patricia Cooper, superintendent of schools for Okeechohee County, and Ken Ken-,
worthy, assistant superintendent of schools, addressed the Thursday, Aug. 2, meeting
of the Okeechobee County Economic Council concerning the school concurrency plan.
Pictured are: (left to right), Joey Hoover, executive director of the economic council, Mr.
Kenworthy, Dr. Cooper, and Brandon Tucker, economic council president.

Residential growth aids local schools

Growth must pay
for its impact 7:1
on school system

By Pete Gawda
There is good news for Okee-
chobee County schools in spite ., ,.
of the proposed residential ."-
developments that could stretch
the current facilities of the
school district. ,.
Recent legislation mandates
that residential growth pay for
its impact on the school system. f
That was the message Okee-
chobee County Superintendent.

luncheon meeting of the Okee-
chobee County Economic
Council as she explained the h
school concurrency plan.
She said many people ask At the Thursday, Aug. 2, meeting of the Okeechobee
her what concurrency means. County Economic Council Jeffrey Mechlin, public affairs
"If you substitute coopera- manager of the telephone company Embarq, presents a
tion for concurrency, you are check for $1,000 to the Okeechobee County Education
pretty much going to hit it," said Foundation. Accepting the check is Okeechobee Coun-
ty Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper. The
See Growth--Page 2 money will be used for scholarships.


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will allow for 12 new buses,
maintenance vehicles, a forklift, a
generator at Yearling Middle
School and the purchase of land
for a school site.
Final approval, of the budget is
scheduled for the Sept. 5 board
meeting.
Dr. Cooper has three goals for
the coming school year. Her
number one goal is to continue
to strive for academic achieve-
ment. She predicted more
career-oriented courses in the
future.
Addressing the rising pattern
of growth is her second goal.


budget
This will be accomplished by
additional classroom spaces,
recruiting new teachers and ade-
quately compensating existing
personnel. In light of this goal,
she mentioned that the proposed
budget contains money for land
acquisition.
The superintendent's third
goal is to seek funding .through
legislation, grants and special
facilities processes.
Turing to the legislative agen-
da, board members learned that
it also has three points.

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Development


a dilemmam'


for city council


By Eric Kopp_
Okeechobee News
As City Councilman Dowl-
ing Watford rubbed his head
as if to massage away a
pounding headache, he kept
alluding to .the "dilemma"
faced, by him and his fellow
council members.
The dilemma was a request
bt Inrsite Development Group,
LLC I.:, a mriall scale amend-
rnei'i t:' the ci' 's future land
use map thalt would pave the
way for. affordable housing
u Ii Lt.B ec a u s>: .fthe .o.m,plex-
i\ o:rf th-_ isue, the council
voted I': table tihe requested
amendment until their Aug. 15
meeting.
Earlier in their meeting


Tuesday evening, the council
gave their approval to large
scale arimenFldnierniis to their
land use map.
One amendment would
change the zoning on a 21.14-
acre parcel fronted by S.R. 70
E. to commercial, while the
other amendment would
change a 53-acre parcel to res-
idential general (mnulti-family
planned unit development)
and create a 'fishing village'
complete with mixed forms of
residential housing, a restau-
.ran, Ie-Ail ,,jilets and possible\
a ia IZnna.
But while the'council urnan-
imously approved those two
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Dr. Cooper.
Cooperation exercised over
the same matter or area by two
or more different authorities is
how she defined concurrency.
The superintendent cited
Florida Statue 163.3175: "It is the
intent of the legislature that pub-
lic facilities and services needed
to support development shall be
available concurrent with the
impacts of such development."
She said that schools are clas-
sified as public facilities.
The purpose of public school
concurrency is to forge a tighter
link between development and
school capacity and to be sure
schoolboards and other agen-
cies plan for growth.
The superintendent called
concurrency a "pay as you
grow" plan.
She said that concurrency is
concerned with the developer
paying his fair share for the
impact his development causes
to the school system.
Dr. Cooper said that recent
legislation requires that an inter-
local agreement on concurrency
between school boards and
local governments be signed by
Sept.1, 2006.,
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approved a draft of the concur-
rency plan at the June school
board meeting.
The interlocal agreement on
concurrency requires consensus
on level of service standards,
concurrency service areas, maxi-
mum utilization of capacity,
annual adoption of a capital
facilities program, options for
proportionate share mitigation,
and implementation proce-
dures.
After approval by appropriate
agencies, the interlocal agree-
ment is subject to review by the
Department of Community
Affairs (DCA) and must be
.implemented by July 1,2008.
Dr. Cooper stressed that
school concurrency is related to
residential development only.
"We have to show that we
are using our schools to capaci-
ty," she added.
An annual review of capital
facilities are required as part of
concurrence.
She said concurrency
requires the developer to con-
tribute land for a school, pay for
construction or actually build a
school.
Any money paid by develop-
ers must appear in the school
system budget for capitol proj-
ects. '
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and told economic council
members where the school sys-
tem is currently.
He presented figures com-
paring the 2005-2006 enroll-
ments in the county's 10 schools
to the state's recommended
enrollment level. Central, Ever-
glades and North Elementary
Schools are over recommended
capacity. Seminole and South
Elementary Schools are near
capacity. Yearling Middle School
is within 40 students of reaching
its capacity.
The Freshman Campus is
way over capacity with the rec-
ommended enrollment at 369,
but the school's actual enroll-
ment last year was 511. Some of
the Freshman Campus classes
are held in the basement of the
adjacent school board building.
Mr. Kenworthy said in some
cases teachers are teaching in
the' cafeteria while lunch is
being served.
State figures project that the
enrollment for the 2006-07
school year will be 7,002 and
will increase to 7,449 by 2010-
2011.
He said the impact of
increased enrollment has not
been what was expected over
the last year or so but that Okee-
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"Classroom size reduction is
a topic that directly relates to
concurrency," Mr. Kenworthy
said.
Currently school-wide aver-
ages are used. However, in two
years, classroom size figures will
be based on the size of each
individual classroom. He gave
the example that a third grade
class will require an 18-to-I stu-
dent-to-teacher ratio in each
classroom. The appearance of
the 19th student could jeopard-
ize school funding.
"A few kids can cause
tremendous financial impact on
us," he asserted. "It's urgent we
get a move-on. If we don't, the
level of service to our schools
will be jeopardized."
Dr. Cooper urged economic
council members to support the
school concurrency plan.
"The business of education is
the most important business in
the county," asserted local
rancher Sonny Williamson.
"Education gives young peo-
ple the ability to compete," said
builder G. M. Worley,
Jeffrey Mechlin, public affairs
manager for telephone company
Embarq, presented Dr. Cooper
with a-$1,000 check :for the
Okeechobee Education Founda-
tion to be used for scholarships.


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News Briefs

Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community, the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certificates
for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used direct-
ly 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 Cen-
ter for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and Everglades
Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and will be even more
susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an outboard motor.

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


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changes, the request by Insite
Development was quite another
problem and provoked a lengthy
discussion.
"We have a dilemma," said
Councilman Watford. "We're on
thin ice and if we approve this we
may break the ice."
Insite asked for the amend-
ment to in order to change the
current zoning of single family to
multi-family. The developer
wants to build 92 multi-family
residential units on 9.159 acres.
The proposed development
would be built on all of block 12
- lots 1, 2, 3 and 9 less the east
32.50-feet of 9; 10 to 26 of block
21; and, all of block 22.
The dilemma is that there are
four single family residences on
this property, and to include
them in the amendment would
put the developer precariously
close to the 10-units-per-acre
maximum limit allowed by the
land use map. As it is, the
planned development is just over
nine units per acre.
City Clerk Lane Gamiotea said


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The first point is adequate
funding, including funds to pur-
chase equipment for technical
training.
The second point of the agen-
da is accountability based on stu-
dent learning gains, including
bonuses to teachers whose stu-
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the council does have some
options, one of which is to deny
the application.
"If they don't want to change
the land use designation on.that
block, they can delete the legal
description on block 21 in the
ordinance. Then, they (Insite)
could come back in a year and
ask for all of (block) 21 to be
changed at the same time," said
Mrs. Gamiotea. "They also have
the option of leaving as it is and
letting DCA (Department of
Community'Affairs) deal with it."
Another way would be for
Insite to switch from a small
scale amendment to a large scale
amendment to the land use plan.
However, if they were to do that
it couldn't be done until the next
deadline, which is Aug. 28.
"Then, it won't go before the
planning board until Oct. 19;
then to the council on Dec. 5,
which would put them into 2007
before they would hear back
from DCA," explained Mrs.
Gamiotea.
By tabling the issue, Mrs.
Gamiotea said it gives city staff
and the developers time to
explore other options.
"It gives the staff and Mr.


The third point of the superin-
tendent's agenda is class size
reduction. For the 2006-07 school
year, the average moves from dis-
trict class size averages to school
averages. The school ratio of stu-
dents to teachers is 18-to-I for
grades kindergarten through
third. For grades four through
eight, the school average must
be 22-to-1, and in high school the
school average must be main-
tained at 25-to-1.


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Dobbs (Steve, from Rudd Jones,
P.E. and Associates) more time to
see what exactly needs to be in
the application and if there was
an error in the original applica-
tion," added the city clerk.
Earlier in the evening, the
board gave their approval for
large scale land use map amend-
ment on just over 21 acres on
S.R. 70 E., which is located
across the highway from the U.S.
Post Office.
While some of the vacant
acreage is already zoned com-
mercial, the primary zoning is
residential mobile home.
According to a prepared presen-
tation by the engineering firm of
LBFH, Inc., the initial develop-
ment plan includes about
200,000 square feet of space.
Approximately 165,000 of that
would be for retail outlets, while
about 25,000 square feet will be
general office space and 10,000
square feet would be for restau-
rant use.
Jeff Sumner, an engineer with
LBFH, Inc., addressed the board
and said that Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) has approved
the increase in capacity.
Although there is a lift station at


Dr. Cooper said legislative
appropriations should be pur-
sued to meet these goals.
Dr. Cooper also told the board
that there were still seven teach-
ing vacancies mostly elemen-
tary and ESE teachers as well
as two vacant speech therapist
positions.
In other action, the board:
approved for advertisement
an amendment to the board poli-
cy on the student progression
plan;


the River Run Mobile Home Park,
Mr. Sumner said the developer
would likely put in their own lift
station to dispose of waste water.
As for traffic impact, the flow
of traffic may actually be
improved with the development
due to added traffic signals.
"Without the project it looks
like we'll be in worse shape, if
I'm looking at it (engineering
report) correctly," said Council-
man Watford.
As for the other large scale
land use plan amendment, the
council voted unanimously to
approve the amendment for a
proposed 'fishing village' and
send it on to the state.
This opens the door for the
building of up to 297 residential
units in a development along the
west side of Taylor Creek. The
development would include
some businesses and a private
marina.
City planner Jim LaRue said
zoning for the area, currently
zoned residential general and
residential single family, should
be changed to mixed use.
"This allows flexibility for this
project," he told the council.


approved a contract with
BMK Architects for architectural
and engineering services for a
new classroom addition at Osce-
ola Middle School;
accepted a bid for petrole-
um products;
added one reading coach
position at Okeechobee High
School; and,
appointed Mary Paulson as
assistant principal at South Ele-
mentary School.


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IRCC launches new school year with new initiatives


Responding to community
needs, Indian River Community
College will begin the 2006-2007
academic year on August 23
with five new programs that
address diverse interests and
career goals. Ranging from a
pre-medical honors program, an
associate in science degree in
emergency management,
advanced technology institutes
and a Lifelong Learning Institute
for residents 50 and over, these
new innovative programs are
specifically designed to meet the
educational and economic
development needs of the Trea-
sure Coast.

Pre-med honors
program offered
With Florida facing a growing
shortage of doctors, "growing
our own" on the Treasure Coast
makes sense. Nationwide statis-
tics show that almost 50 percent
of doctors who complete their
residency in a state will set up
practice there.
To help future doctors get the
foundation they need close to
home, IRCC has partnered with
Florida State University to intro-
duce a pre-med honors pro-
gram. Students who complete
the IRCC program will be ready
for seamless transfer to the pre-
med bachelor's program at FSU
and other universities.
IRCC's unique service learn-
ing component will involve the
pre-med honors students in
health care projects throughout
the community. In addition,
IRCC is developing a review sys-
tem, with accompanying Web
site, to help students prepare for
the MCAT exam, which must be
successfully passed to enter
medical school.
Upon acceptance into the
FSU Medical School, students
will complete their first two
years of study in Tallahassee.
Thanks to an agreement
between IRCC and FSU, about
30 to 40 third and fourth year
medical students will be sta-
tioned on the Treasure Coast for
clinical rotations at area hospi-
tals and with local physicians.
IRCC will provide administra-
tive space for FSU in the col-
lege's health science center this
fall and expects the medical stu-
dents to arrive in 2007. Plans are
underway to seek funds from the
Florida Legislative next year to
build p'ermrahent home for'the
rf"TSU Medical Schooi Branch at
IRCC '" .

Help others cope
with disasters
When coping with emergen-
cies it pays to prepare. The Trea-
sure Coast will be ready with
IRCC's new emergency adminis-
tration and management pro-
gram. The two-year associate in


science degree program is
designed for criminal justice and
fire science professionals, emer-
gency responders, and anyone
interested in coordinated
response to emergencies from
hurricanes to terrorism. The pro-
gram will be offered through the
College's new Center for Disas-
ter Relief and Humanitarian
Assistance, a central element of
the planned 50-acre Treasure
Coast Public Safety Training
Complex now under construc-
tion at the main campus.
"Students in IRCC's emer-
gency management program
will be prepared to meet real-
world challenges in an effective
and efficient manner to protect
both people and property," said
Dr. Paul Forage, who is coordi-
nating the IRCC program.
Two field exercises will
engage students in simulated
disaster conditions to practice
the skills learned in the class-
room. "Atlantic Response,"
offered October 20 & 21, will be
an intensive 24-hour exercise
preparing students for com-
mand and control of an emer-
gency.incident. "Atlantic Hope,"
offered in February 2007, will
create a mock disaster to test
students' abilities to address the
effects of a real disaster.
Students who complete both
exercises are eligible to partici-
pate in an overseas Summer
Institute in International Disaster
Relief.
Four courses within the pro-
gram will be introduced with the
start of the fall semester, and reg-
istration is underway: Principles
of Emergency Management, Dis-
aster Response and Recovery,
Exercise Design and Evaluation,
and Weapons of Mass Destruc-
tion.
The courses will be held at
IRCC's Indian River Academy at
5900 Tedder Road in Fort Pierce
this year, and, beginning in 2008,
will be housed in the $28 million
Treasure Coast Public Safety
Training Complex, a national
model for emergency manage-
ment education.

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program expands
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Media Institute launched last fall
has prompted the addition of
two new Advanced Technology,
Institutes in, lasers/robotics and
Internet deelopmerit and secu-
rity. The Institute format enables
students to attend classes"rin a
continuous schedule from Mon-
day through Thursday mornings,
so they can complete the pro-
gram, ready for employment, in
less than two years.
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Institute will begin their sopho-
more year engaged in creative
projects in computer graphics,
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allege environment that
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points of view.
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"health club for the brain," the grams for university transfer,
Indian River Community College career advancement and profes-
Lifelong Learning Institute. sional and personal enrichment
There are no tests, no grades, at campuses in Fort Pierce, Vero
no pre-requisites, and offerings Beach, St. Lucie West, Stuart and
are meant to appeal to diverse Okeechobee. Free English as a
communities of lifelong learners second language instruction,
who come together as peers. In ;GED preparation and adult high
fact, the Lifelong Learning Insti- school are offered by IRCC at
lute ~t IRCC is 'founded hn- a over 25 locationsthroughout the
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If there is, would you print it? Editor's Note: We contacted the Okee-
chobee County animal shelter and were told such a law requiring
adequate food, water and shelter has been passed but is not on the
books as of yet. It still has a legislative process it must go through
before it is adopted into Florida state statutes. However, the law can
be declared in effect temporarily during a case of emergency. It will
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regulations regarding the handling of animals during a storm. There
are currently four places in Okeechobee that will board your pet dur-
ing a hurricane Okeechobee Veterinary Clinic, Mims Veterinary Hos-
pital, Letcher Veterinary Hospital and Lai Kai Kennels. It was suggest-
ed that you call one of these businesses to put your pet on a list if you
want them to board the animal during a storm. We were also told
that a truckload of dog food has been donated to the county shelter to
help those people with pet canines that are homebound and are
physically unable to get out of their home. The local shelter cannot
board animals, but they do try to keep 50 percent of the kennels open
so injured animals can be brought inside. They also have extra roll
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Community Events

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 cancer
survivor or would like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pat-
tie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.

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

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

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. The mobile unitwill be at the Wil-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 awxv.tciobs.org; or, call
(863) 462-5350.

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

Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m.
on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the 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.




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Upcoming Events

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
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 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 10 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 Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved 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 Okee-
chobee, 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.
Ongoin g Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome 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.
Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invit-
ed. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and
see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
(800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring,
Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call
Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. atthe First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
AA meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
NW. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar.anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)
467-9833.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker arid
also an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For informa-
tion, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Saturday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.,
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., and leaves for ride at 8
a.m., weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week
or any questions contact Gene Roddenberry at. (863) 610-1841,
Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.



Community Events

Scientist to speak at IRCC
Palm scientist Dr. John Dowe will speak on the main campus
of Indian River Community College (IRCC), 3209 Virginia
Avenue, in Fort Pierce on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10 until 11:30
a.m. on palms in the genus Livistona. He will speak again from
1:30 until 3 p.m. on the cyclone/hurricane adaptation of palms.
He will also speak at the Kight Center, room V442, at 10 a.m. on
Sunday, Aug. 27, on the MacArthur Palm.

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.

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.


Community Events

Church of Christ hosting VBS
The Okeechobee Church of Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will
host vacation Bible school Aug. 3-4, 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) 763-4477.

Christian Church hosting VBS
Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace, will
hold its vacation Bible school Aug. 3-4 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.

Drill team signups slated
Signups and tryouts for the 2006-07 mounted drill team will be
held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Okeechobee Cattle-
men's Arena. The team is made up of girls in grades nine through
12. For information, call Rosa Pearce at (863) 634-1888.

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

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

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


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

Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will be offering: 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.

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

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

River meeting planned
Kissimmee River Valley Public Use and Recreation meeting will
be held Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Basinger
Community Center located on U.S. 98, south of the Kissimmee
River. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for
South Florida Water Management District District to meet with communi-
ty members that are interested in using the restored Kissimmee
River Valley region for public use and recreation. For information,
contact Jeff McLemore at 1-800-250-4200, ext. 3022.

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

Democratic Party to meet
The Okeechobee County Democratic Party will meet at Beef
O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., Thursday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. The
guest speaker will be Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections
Gwen Chandler. For information, call (863) 357-8680.

VFW hosting links tourney
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10539, 3912 U.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. Fos-
ter 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.


DEC meeting is planned
The Okeechobee Democratic executive committee will hold
it's annual Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner Saturday, Aug. 19,
at the KOA Convention Center, 4276 U.S. 441 S., at 6 p.m. Speakers
will be State Senator Dave Aronberg and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson.
Local and state officials and candidates will also be in attendance.
Tickets are $30. For information, call (863) 357-8680.

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


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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 incoming 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 beginning 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 Har-
graves and members of the Lady Brahman varsity softball team.
For information, call Kim Hargraves at (863) 634-6322.




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American
Legion Post #64
The American Legion Post #64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. The
Post phone number is (863) 763-
2950.,
Our kitchen is open daily, serv-
ing regular menu. Monday, Thursday
and Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.;
Wednesday, tacos served from 11
a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday from noon
until 8 p.m.; Sunday from 1 until 8
p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Tuesday
and Thursday.
*- Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6 p.m.
for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will be
from 4 until 7 p m.
*,Bingo is neld every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold.a regu-
lar informational meeting on the first
Saturday of the month at the Buck-
head Ridge VFW Post #9528, 2002
U.S. 78W., at 10a.m.
Applications for new members are
available.
Call Chuck Gillespie at (863) 697-
1451, or Jerry Lee Shields at (863)
467-8779 or (863)634-9563.
Eagles Aeries #4137
Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a donation.
Every second Tuesday:
spaghetti dinner with salad and garlic
bread from 5 until 7 p.m. for a $3.50
donation.
Wednesday: bar bingo from 4
p.m. until? Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss at
1 p.m.
*First and third Thursday: Auxil-
iary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 donation.
Music will be by Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays: music
at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast booked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.
Call the AERIES for other events
at (863) 763-2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on S.R.
70 East. For information, call (863)
763-6580.
Elks plan barbecue dinner
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third will be the regular
meeting starting at 8 p.m.
Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will
be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members and
guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2
p.m. until ?
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the club
and events, call Bucky Yoder at (863)
467-7342 or Matt Buxton at (863) 357-
9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds their
meetings on the second and fourth
Monday of each month starting at
7:30 p.m.
Order of the Eastern Star Okee-
chobee Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star has
many fun activities planned on the
first and third Tuesday of each month.
For upcoming activities, contact W.M.
Margaret at (863) 467-8020.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78 W.
in Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's
phone number is (863) 763-2250.
Sunday breakfast will be served
from 9 until 11 a.m.


Wednesday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until 7:15
p.m. Call the Lodge at (863) 763-2250
for the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night start-
ing at 7 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m. there
will be music for dancing. Call to see
who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served starting at 6 p.m. Saturday is
karaoke at 8 p.m. Call forthe menu.
Moose Family Center
#1753
The Moose Family Center #1753
is located at 159 N.W. 36th St. in
Okeechobee. For information and
meal menus, call the Lodge at (863)
763-4954.
Social quarters open daily from
noon until 8 p.m.
General men's meeting is the
second and fourth Wednesday at 7
p.m.
WOTM #956. meeting,.is the.
second and fourth Tuesday at 7:30
p.m.
Men's officer meeting first and
third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Women's officer meeting on the
first Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m.
General meeting on the second
Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m.
Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday 5 p.m.
Moose races every Saturday at
1 p.m. Washer toss at 3 p.m.
Karaoke with Chuck on Sun-
days from 3 p.m. until ?, with snacks.
Turkey Shoot on the first Sun-
day of each month at 9 a.m.
VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events are
seasonal, contact the Post at (863)
763-0818 for information or write the
Post at RO. Box 1137, Okeechobee
Fl. 34973. The Post opens at noon
Monday through Sunday.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be avail-
able. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food will be
available. Karaoke will be from 6 until
10p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
for members and guests Karaoke will
be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food.will be
available.
Sunday: dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m., and will be
followed by karaoke from 6 until 10
p.m.
Every third Sunday there will be
a post meeting and ladies auxiliary
meeting at 11 a.m.
Big screen TV for all events.


VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located at
2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead Ridge.
For information, call (863) 467-2882.
Post hours are from noon until 8 p.m.,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW, Ladies
Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and
AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets. Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner with
baked potato, salad and rolls will be
served from 5:30 until 7 p.m. for a $10
donation. Dancing immediately fol-
lows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month begin'nihgat 10'd.m. The mainl
meeting is on the fourth Saturday,;
; For information contact Comman-
der Johnnie H. Patent at (863) 467-
2882.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
pool table.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Monday
through Saturday at 10 a.m., and
Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m. Mon-
day through Saturday and at 1 p.m.
on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will start
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is available,
courtesy of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and danc-
ing.
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Live music and dancing will
start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with the
big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.
Okeechobee Shrine
Club
The Okeechobee Shrine Club,
S.R. 78 W., members will meet the
first and third Thursday of each
month at 8 p.m. The club is also avail-
able for weddings and parties. For
information call the club at (863) 763-
3378, Kip at (863) 610-6659, or Keith
at (863) 634-2682.


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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 fol-
lows:
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, Wednesday
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 p.m.
Theatre III "Monster
House"(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

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

Red Road Academy
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
'spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
'have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to a
,civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
'spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
,please contact Karin Aldridge at
'Red Road Academy, (863) 357-
j5905. We are looking for volun-
[teers to work a few hours a month
with conmmiled youth-
Donations needed
'for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is seek-
ing donations for their next yard
sale. Hospice welcomes all clean
,useable items and is currently
'seeking such items as baby
'clothes, furniture, small appli-
,ances, tools, as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice at
'(863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
-deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.
Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County Board
of Realtors is accepting entries for
their monthly property beautifica-
tion awards program. The property
does not have to be for sale and is
open to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Christy at
(863) 697-3149 or Lori Mixon at
'(863) 763-0004.

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.rk
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-


land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811, or Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.

Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Vol-
unteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the
skills they need to save lives. You
can help the American Red Cross
reach people in your community
with lifesaving training, including
CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Pre-
vention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross
at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.


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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 NMmbers 160


BLOOD HOUND: Found in vic.
of Wallgreens on 7/30. Call to
ID. (863)261-1920
HORSES: (4) Found in Okee-
chobee County. Call to ID.
(863)634-1358
PITBULL, Black male, young,
very friendly, vic. of Fernwood
Lane, LaBelle. Call to identify.
(863)612-5850


DOG, male cur, light gold
w/white on neck, chest &
feet, neutered, bobtail.
REWARD! (863)467-6960
LOST: LADIES BLK. WALLET
in Super Walmart pkg. lot. on
Sun. 7/30 eve. Reward!
863-467-6960/863-634-4626
'Giveway 01
CAT, Adult spayed female, to
good home without children.
(863)675-4107
KITTEN, male, 8 wks. old,
gray, litter box trained, to
good home only.
(863)763-0742
KITTENS, 1 is 8 weeks, 1 is 3
mos. & mother. To good
home. (561)308-6350
KITTENS (3), 8 weeks, 2 male
& 1 female, gray & white. To
good home only.
(863)261-4166
MIXED PUPPY, Rescued
male, will pay for neutering &
rabies, needs fenced yard.
(863)673-0274 after 6pm.
OLDIES ALBUMS
Over 100 albums, some older.
PIs. call 863-467-4253
PEMBROKE WELSH CORGI-
1 1/2 yr old, female, spayed,
good w/ eope, not with oth-
er dogs (86)357-0101
ROTTWEILER- puppy- parents
direct import from Europe,
8wks old, $600
(863)763-3910



Multi.Family
OKEECHOBEE, Sat Aug. 5th,
8am-?, new costume jewelry
to tools, dishes, glassware,
cookbooks, dolls & other
toys. We will be at
209 NE 6th Street.


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Aug. 4th & 5th. 7am-3pm,
500 N.E. 138th St, Okee-
chobee Golf & Country Club
Like New Gas Golf Cart, 9
pc. White Rattan King Bdrm.
set, 6 pc. White Rattan
Queen Bdrm. Set, Micro
Fabric Sofa, Nautical Glass
Top Coffee & End Tables,
Lane Hutch, Light Oak & Tile
Swivel/Rock Dining Rm. Set.
Yard Equipment, Tools,
Clothes, Toys & More!ll
Everything Must Go!!!
(863)467-7528





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


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:
Syfrelt Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee.
CERTIFIED FIBER OPTIC OSP
TECH'S & INSTALLERS
A Jupiter based Fiber Optic
Construction Contractor is
seeking Outside Plant Install-
ers and Technicians. Must
have a clean drivers license.
Will train the right person.
Travel required. Exp A+,
Competitive wages, benefits,
DFWR Email:
lynn(apcsfiber.com,
fax 561-743-0775
EOE License #ES0000245
CLASS A OR B DRIVER
Pis. contact Jon @
863-697-2709
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
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
COOK OR WAITRESS NEEDED
Buckhead Ridge
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (772)546-4191

ELECTRICIAN:
Journeymen,

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

Wilson's Petroleum
(772)468-3689

How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sal It i the
classmeds.


McBride Family Child Care
Now Hiring: Substitutes
Must have 3 hr. certification,
CPR &lst Aide. For moreiinfo.
Call (863)763-4402 or
(863)634-8746'






for Heavy Equipment ~
Needed Full Time
Smith Equipment Repair
863-634-3280
OkPe,:hcibee
SERVICE TECHNICIAN
MuSl havr pump repair daid
plumbing experience, Apply
at American Drilling Services
Inc., 405 SW 2nd Street.
Okeechobee, Fl




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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,
8 a.m.to 5 p.m.
No weekends or holidays.
$97,221/year + excellent
benefits. Must be currently
licensed in Florida.
Fax Curriculum Vitae to
Mr. Donald Frug6
Valor Healthcare at
(800)417-0491


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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
after-hours call. Monday
thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 pi.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


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CANGS FORi THE COURAGOS
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
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 Fruga
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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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ACTIVITIES AIDE

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


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Environmental Health Specialist with the PBCty
Health Dept., responsible for inspecting child care
facilities, schools, migrant camps, trailer parks
and other regulated facilities. Applicants must
have a bachelor's degree with 30 hrs. in physical
or biological science.
The work location is Belle Glade.
Submit application online at
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com,
enter pos. # 64031216.
For assistance, call (877)562-7287.
Application deadline: 8/4/06.
Fingerprint required. (PR830605)

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Apply In Person To:
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Work Night and Weekends
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Valor Healthcare at
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Excellent benefits and salary
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Boca Raton, Delray Beach,
Fort Pierce, Stuart, Vero
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management experience.
Office hours are Monday
N -thru Friday, 8a.m. to 5 p.m.
SNo 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
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
you looked fopr It?



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

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell yor, used Items In
the lassifeMids.

Financial

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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


Services



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





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


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



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials640
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toes Games 730
y s 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER '05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box. $1750
(954)309-8659


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


OVEN- 2 in 1, microwave/con-
vection, brand new $100
(863)467-7017


REFRIGERATOR & WASHER:
Good cond. Moving. Ready to
sell by Aug. 17th. $300 for
both, will sep. (863)357-0734
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
STOVE & MICROWAVE COM-
BO: Electric. Good condition.
$100. (863)357-0734
STOVE, FRIDGE & Stackable
W/D $350. Will separate.
863-763-7974
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 Excellentc ornii,:ori
$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
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


CRIB: Light Pine w/mattress.
$125. (863)467-1699
PLAYHOUSE, Little Tikes,
Step 2. Good condition, green
roof, red doors, shutters $200.
(863)902-0714
SLIDE, PICNIC TABLE &
WAGON: Little Tikes,-$90.for
all, will sep. (863)902-0714


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


ELEPHANT COLLECTION: Ap-
prox. 3000-4000. All for
$2000 neg. (863)261-1920
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or.
best offer.. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offered! 863-763-8943



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
(863)677-0459
MS OFFICE STUDENT &
ADOBE CS2 ACAD., $400 or
will separate.
(863)677-0459
ONE TOUCH- copier, fax,
scanner, excellent condition
$20 (863)675-2596
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.
SCHOOL COMPUTER- moni-
tor, keyboard, mouse, edu-
cational program, $150
(863)843-0158


BED FRAME, King size, 4 post,
black metal. $140
(863)634-0339
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $500
(863)763-8943
COMPUTER TABLE wood,
large, lots of storage. Good
cond. $30. (863)697-6618
COUCH
Dk. Purple, exc. cond. $100.
239-826-0399
DINING TABLE custom made
w/glass top, nice cond. Cost
$1150 new, sacrifice for
$150. (561)633-1371.
DRESSER & HEADBOARD,
Moving, must sell. $50 or
best offer. (863)467-8094
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
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HIDE A BED SOFA, 2 & 2 Lazy
Boy Chairs, Dinette set & 4
chairs. Good condition $800.
Will sep. (386)290-7660
LOVESEAT W/SOFA BED-
looks new, $50
(863)357-0060
QUEEN SIZE BED, Complete.,
Chest of drawers, Nigth
stand & Chair. $300. Will
sep. 863-763-7974
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
SMALL TABLE- good for sew
machine, wooden, w/ 3 side
drawers $75 (863)824-8749
SOFA & LOVESEAT, choco-
late, leather, excellent condi-
tion, $400. (863)398-9806
SOFA BY BROYHILL
Brown print. Good condition.
$50 or best offer.
863-467-8094
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
TABLES (2) octagon wood &
glass end tables, 1 wood
dining table all for $50
(863)357-0037
UTILITY CART- drop leaf, tile
top with 2 stools, $75
(863)467-7017


AMMO for 30-30 Winchester,
200 rounds boxed, $70 will
sell separately.
(863)983-8661
NEW ENGLAND- hand rifle
SB2, 30-60, 3x9, Simmons
scope, like new, $450
(863)697-9704 for details
SAVAGE 300- 300 cal., lever
action, model 99F, with 3 x 9
redfield 5 star scope, older
model $525 (863)697-9704


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.
area.
NECKLACE, 14kt. gold, men's,
20", w/motorcycle medallion,
new $150, sell for $100.
(863)763-5316


LIFT CHAIR, almost new, paid
$1,000, sell for $350.
(863)447-0921
MEDICAL SCOOTER- Electric,
Charger & spare tire. Cost
$2500. Asking $150.
(863)234-1700
WHEELCHAIR- Padded with
extra seat cushion. Excellent
condition. $125.
(863)357-8788


AVON, 58 older pcs., mostly
full, most all in boxes, $50
for all. (863)357-6113 Buck-
head Ridge Area.
CELL PHONE- Nokia #3595.
car & home chargers, headset
& user guide. Exc cond, $30.
(863)763-6342
FENCE- Chain linked, 800 or
900 ft. & 2 large gates.
$800. (863)675-0379
GLASS DISPLAY CASES- (4)
with light, L48" x H36" x
D24", $100 or ,all will sell
cep t8b ,:)67';5.- i61
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
WINDOW AWNINGS (2), $30
(863)634-3234



DRUM SET- TAMA Rockstar
5pc. set + 5 prof. Sabian AAX
Stage/Studio cymbals. Pro
heads. $600. 863-675-3838
GUITAR CABINET: Custom
Built, 77"Tx42"W. 2 Solid
front doors & shelf. $350 or
best offer. (561)676-0427


AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG,
Red Heeler, approx. 1/ yrs.
old, neutered, $150.
(772)336-7434
BANTAM CHICKENS
Old English. (5) $25 for all, will
sell separate. 863-763-4638
BLUE HEALER/BORDER Collie
Lovable, great w/kids. $50.
863-634-1343 after 5pm.
BOXER PUP, AKC Champion
Pedigree, 7 mo. old, beautiful
flashy brindle male: $500.
863-675-9326/863-673-1214
CHOW CHOW PUPPIES, 3
available, parents on premis-
es, full blooded, 1st shots,
$150 (863)467-8206
COCKATIEL w/Cage & Stand.
$130 or best offer.
(863)467-8856
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
PARROT CAGE- White on
wheels with playpen on top.
Good condition $75.
(863)357-0037 Okeechobee
PET CHICKEN, For pet ONLY!
$3 (863)843-2495
RING NECK DOVES, normal
color, $25 for all.
(863)675-2541
TOY POODLE, white, male,
housebroken, AKC reg.,
$500. (863)697-1229
ZEBRA FINCHES, mated pair,
with cage, $20.
(863)697-8731



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



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. (863)763-1377


*~ea Notice


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
MOWER- Snapper, 21" self
propelled. Runs good. Just
serviced. $75. Firm.
(863)763-6629
RIDING MOWER- 11hp, older
model Snapper, still runs &
mows, needs TLC, $200
(863)697-6565
RIDING MOWER, Snapper, 12
HP, 30" cut. $500.
(863)517-2077 Labelle
RIDING TRACTOR- Sears,
16hp, twin cyl, 44" cut, $400
(863)467-6475
WEEDEATER Craftsman, 3/4
hp, 17" electric. $25.
863-697-2033


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


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CAR STEREO: PIONEER 860,
Motorized Face. $300.
(863)634-3070
DUAL CASSETTE PLAYER/RE-
CORDER- Sony, hooks to
Enter. Ctr, not portable, nev-
er used $50 (863)675-2596
STEREO SYSTEM, Fisher, 5
disc CD player, dual cas-
sette, tuner, (2) 4 ft. speak-
ers, $200. (863)357-6315
SUB WOOFERS (2), 15" Quan-
tum. $350 (863)634-6476


RCA- Brand new 20" Tru Flat
screen MTS/Stereo, Elec-
tronic V chip. $125.
(863)467-2149 Leave msg
TV, Insignia, black screen, 26
3/4 front, depth 233", height
22", 6 mos. old, pd $600,
sell $350. (863)801-6149


AIR COMPRESSOR- Dayton
Speed Air 110/220 volt
$145. Firm. (863)763-6629
AIR COMPRESSOR, 5.5 hp, 6
months old. Paid $750, Ask-
ing $600 neg.
(863)674-0416 LaBelle
AIR COMPRESSOR
Snap-On brand. Nearly new.
$600. 863-634-3328
CARPET & HARDWOOD
FLOOR INSTALLATION
FLOORS, $450.
(863)398-9806
COMPRESSOR- 80 Gal, 5hp
220. Airco welder AC/DC hell-
welder. Parts Washer, Heavy
duty. $500. (863)357-3981-
CRAFTSMAN COMPRESSOR
2hp, 20 gal., twin cylinder,
hose, portable, 150psi. $60
863-697-2033
CUTTING TORCH acetylene
outfit, w/cart, $300.
(561)633-1371.
LADDER, new, 2 piece, 27' ex-
tending, $100.
(863)763-0742



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


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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed,Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.,'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/,
Flowers 865




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


BAY PASO FINO Gelding, 8
yrs. old, Great on trails.
$3500. (863)697-2704 Okee-
chobee area.
BLACK GELDING PONY
Rides/drives. Gentle. $900.
863-634-5820
HORSE TRAILER: '06 Exiss
Sport, All aluminum. 2H Slant,
GN w/Lg. dressing room/rear
tack. $12,500. 863-697-2704
JACK- DONKEY
18 mths., good with other live-
stock/people. $250 or best
offer. 863-634-5820
LEOPARD APPALOOSA- 10yrs
old, very nice gentle mare,
$1500 (863)357-0232
R.R. APPALOOSA, Gelding, 6
years. $1200 or best offer.
(863)763-2379
THOROUGHBRED GELDING -
Bay, 17 hands, 18 yrs., exp.
rider, exc. all around horse,
$1800. 561-629-6213.




NEED SOD?
I can deliver & install
1-100 pallets.
Call Cody Williams
863-634-3296


YEARLING PHILLY, Appaloosa
Belgium Cross, $600
(863)843-2495


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



LAKE OKEE 1 BR/1BA
modern furn., screened porch,
fish from boat dock, $225.
wkly. inclutil. (772)359-1640
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.

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et in today's classified.


BRAND NEW: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
w/garage. Basswood. $1200
mo. Lawrence Assc.
1-800-543-2495
Brand New AVAIL NOW
-3BR/2BA in Dixie Ranch Es-
tates. Private, quiet, includes
washer & dryer, lawn & water
system maintenance.
$11 00mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. (561)723-0661
CBS: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba., on 3/4
acre. Fenced. $1100 mo. +
1st, last & $550 sec. dep.
863-801-9145
DIXIE RANCH ACRES:
&.6f 2BA 1:i11 1 acre + small
re ', '1. i ,0 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 wel:o,,rri
$1100. mo. (8663)634-32.
In Town Estate, 3br/2ba 1.,
cuzzi, Screened porch, W. 0
Sec. lights. No dogs, rici-,
smkg. env., Lawn (.ire
$1800. mo., 1st, last & ..
467-8065/941-993-58L i
KINGS BAY- 2 W 1 Il,-
: ,:rvi: Vpo "1" Jl ull |j i1:i,-i.
ri iI. 1 1 I'l Ti
(863)697-3008
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
Pets.(863)763-6541
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., all tile
floor, 5265 SE 43rd St., inside
Kings Bay, $895/mo, $1200,
sec dep. (772)370-3752
OKEE HOUSES FOR RENT
3/2 & 3/1, Completely renovat-
ed. $1200-$1400 mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
OKEECHOBEE- 2/1/1, Kings
Bay, $900/mo. 1st, last,
$300 sec. Call for more infor
(863)634-7928
OKEECHOBEE, 3 Bedroom 2
Bath, 1 car garage. Available
immediately 863-763-4330
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
OKEECHOBEE, SW 7th Ave.
1 Bdrm., 2 Bath w/Sunroom.
Semi-Furnished/Unfurnished.
$600. moi.+1st., last & sec.
dep. Call 863-357-1197 or
863-397-7947 ask for Lisa
PALM CREEK, 3br, 2.5ba, 2
car garage. Community pool.
$1800. mo. + 1st & last
(561)262-9191;



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
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE BUILDING, for sale or
lease, 1600 sq. ft., avail.
now, Call Judy
(863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE -900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740


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
LAKE ACCESS:Must See!
Waterfront Large 3.BR, 2 BA
w/Sea Wall. $199,500. Owner
finance w/10% down.
(863)357-1352
jeandhmh@earthlink.net
NEW HOME- $115,000, on
your lot, 3br, 2ba, Ig LR, Kit
w/ appl, 1 car gar. Lawrence
Assoc. (800)543-2495


Okeechobee
Viking Subdivision
1.25 acres. $35,000
(954)575-1618





Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club
Friday, August 4th &
Saturday, August 5th
9am-3pm
500 N.E. 138th St.
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath w/3 car
garage & inground pool.
$285,900.
(863)634-9809
terry@burgerrealestate.com



Mobile Homes



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




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



Waterfront 3/2 mobile home
2547 SE 32nd St $1100/mo
1st, last, $600 sec Call
863-634-3312



MUST SEE!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat,
40' decked screen room, 40'
carport, 12x1 2 shed w/W/D,
in adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $38,000 negotiable
863)357-1784 or
239)821-8787
OKEE., '85, S/W 2br, 1.5ba,
Needs some ceiling repair.
We fix $15,000. You fix!
We'll talk. (863)467-2917

Recreation



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

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PONTIAC BONNEVILLE '86-
"Classic" AC, PW,PL, looks
& runs great, dependable,
$1000 firm (302)634-5298
TOYOTA- '88, Sports car. 2
seater, 32-36 MPG. Tires
good. Needs compressor
clutch $1300. (561)924-2208
VOLVO 240, '93, $2500. Or
best offer. (863)634-4518


CADILLAC FLEETWOOD 1959,
New mufflers, Battery, Tune
Up. Exc. cond. Beautiful car.
$7250.863-357-7214 after 5p



DODGE RAM CHARGER '90,
5.2 engine, B&M transpack,
good condition. $2000 or best
offer. Call Lee (239)369-9725


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


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RV- '82, Chevy, 25', Genera-
tor A/C, 97K, Runs good.
Extra tires. $2200.
(863)467-7076
SWIVEL CHAIRS- 2, for RV,
Van or Motor Home. $80.
Will separate.
(863)467-9413


TRANSPORTATION
RECREATION- 2005 Dodge
Ram 4 dr Hemi, w/Reese
slider, coupled w/1993 40'
Carriage 5th wheel, New
awnings, screen enclosure,
all extras, Exc Cond., will
separate. Package $35,000
(863357-1784 or
239)821-8787


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



BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs
great. $700 (863)763-7609


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
title. $2000 (863)674-0898
HONDA CBR 600 F3 '98, New
paint & tires. Moving, must
sell, $3200 or best offer.
(863)763-3777
HONDA REBEL '03, Wind-
shield, back rest, clean,
$1750. (863)517-2077 La-
Belle
SUZUKI INTRUDER '02,
1500cc, lots of extras. Must
see!! $7500 FIRM.
(863)801-5353
SUZUKI SV650, '06, barely
used, w/$300 worth of ac-
cessories, $4950.
(863)357-7406



HONDA RECON 250, 2004
$1650. 239-590-5438
*HUNTING BUGGY- Ig, dog
cages & gun rack already at-
tached, lots of fun $2000
neg (863)467-4998
YAMAHA 400 Kodiak, '04-
4x4, excellent condition,
hardly. used, $3700
(863)673-4405

Automobiles



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



BUICK SKYHAWK 1987
Runs great. Asking $700.
863-675-1113
CADILLAC BROUGHAM 1990,
Electronic Everything. Just
needs TLC. $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)467-4998
CHEVY CAMARO- '94, Red, T-
Tops, CD player. $1200.
(863)634-5888
CHEVY CAMARO Z28, '80, au-
to, great restoration project,
all original, Motivate Seller!
$1700. (863)634-6601
CHEVY LUMINA 1993, Good
cond. CD Player, A/C, 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 STATION
WAGON,'95, $1200. Or best
offer.(863)634-4518
FORD ESCORT WAGON, '90, 5
spd., good work car, $650
or best offer. (863)612-0877
HONDA CRX'91
Great MPG, clean, runs great,
good work car. $1500
772-215-9838
LINCOLN NAVIGATOR 1998,
1 Owner. Well maintained. All
receipts. 110K mis. $8500.
(561)261-9393 Okeechobee
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
MERCEDES 1988 560SEL SA-
DAN, Silver, Sunroof. Very
clean. $2400 (863)674-0416
LaBelle


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12 Okeechobee News, Thursday, August 3, 2006


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
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good baft & charger
S650 (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.
COIL SPRINGS: 3 Sets for
DODGE 3/4 Ton Pick Up.
$200 for all. (863)634-3070


B&W TURNOVER BALL
#1303, fits '03-'06 Dodge
truck, not Mega cab. $250 or
best offer. 407-402-2690
CAMPER SHELL- 8' Fiber-
glass, Maroon, Sliding win-
dows front/side New $1200.
Asking $350. (863)509-3260
DUELER TIRES- Bridgestone
(4), 265x75-16. 30k miles on
them. $80 for all.
863-634-5130
FORD 1975 3/4 Ton Pick Up
w/300 cu. in. engine. 4
speed. $500.
(863)763-1370
HOOD: For 80's & 90's Ford
Van (New in box). $85.
(561)676-0427
RING GEAR & PINIONS- ask-
ing $150 or best offer
(863)467-8856


TIRES & WHEELS, 4, Chevy 5
lug. '92-'2000. $100/.
(863)610-1000
TIRES: (4) Fits 2003 Pick Up.
$200. or best offer.
(863)634-4076
TIRES- 4, Goodyear,
P195/65R15 Like new. $180
or best offer. (863)763-0039
Ask for Roger
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


CHEVY C10 SILVERADO '87,
Long bed, 350 eng., auto.,
a/c, strong eng. & trans.
$3300 neg. (863)697-0241


CHEVY STEPSIDE PICKUP
TRUCK, '64, runs good, little
rust, 62k mi., $2499 firm.
(863)467-0380
DODGE DAKOTA '94, Needs
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.'
863-467-6875
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
ISUZU- '95, 5 spd, Runs well.
No A/C. Good MPG. $2500.
(863)467-7859 or 634-6228


TRANSPORTATION
RECREATION- 2005 Dodge
Ram 4 dr Hemi, w/Reese
slider, coupled w/1993 40'
Carriage 5th wheel, New
awnings, screen enclosure,
all extras, Exc Cond., will
separate. Package $35,000
(863)357-1784 or
239)821-8787


BLAZER S10 '93- leather in-
terior, exc cond. Labelle
area. $2495 (239)938-4321
CHEVY S1O BLAZER- '88,
$1000. or best offer.
( 863)467-7124 Call after.
4:30 pm


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


CAR/EQUIPMENT TRAILER-
16' deck + 4' dove tail. 2 yrs
old. $950. Call Sam at
(239)633-7173
MECHANICS SPECIAL- Tool
box trailer, utility truck bed,
will hold 4 whler, lots of stor-
age $500 (863)467-6475
STORAGE SEMI TRAILER, ap-
prox. 35 ft., with tires, in
good shape, $500 or best
offer. (863)763-2692
UTILITY TRAILER- 5x7, With
sides. 13" new tires & wheels.
$400. or will consider trade for
guns. 863-763-7161


CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1993,
$1000. 863-467-1000
DODGE 3500 EXT. BARGO
VAN '98- orig miles, runs
great, cold AC, some rust,
2000 (561)722-9565 Okee


DODGE B150 VAN '84, $600
(863)532-0133
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE,
'97, power everything, cold
a/c, $2000 or best offer.
(863)201-3492
Ford Hightqp Van, '89, V8, full
power, sofa bed, TV, CB ra-
dio $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Leave msg.
NISSAN QUEST 1995, 7 Pas-
senger Van. Skylight, CD/ Tape
player. Pwr. Win. Good shape.
$2100 Firm. (863)467-7953
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Public Notice 5005
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Legal Notice 5500




PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at Public Auctuon
free from all pdrior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713u.78 to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore ODrive,
Canal Pt., FL 33438.
1996 Ford
Vin #1FMDU32X)(TZB84201 (BLK)
1995 Ford
VIN#1FASP14J5SW103143 (WHI)
Sale Date: August 13,14,2006
@9:00 AM
152654 ON 8/3,9/2006


LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on August 18, 2006, at
9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute
713.78 for unpaid towing and storage
charges. Year, make, model and vin
are as follows.
1987 Buick Regal
VIN#t1G4GM11Y8HP439619
1998 Chevy Cavalier
VIN#1G1JC5240W7336989
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
rightof final hid. ALL SALES ARE Fl-
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is'
condition with no guarantee's.
152371 ON 8/3/2006
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Okeechobee News/Helen Chason
Just chilling'
Joshua Schoonmaker takes a much needed rest at vaca-
tion Bible school. He is one of about 40 youths that
attended the Cornerstone Baptist Church Artic Edge
Adventure.


Okeechobee News/Helen Chason

Timely crafter
Jordan Wilkerson, a fourth grader, takes her time painting
her Jesus Saves sun-catcher at the craft depot during
Vacation Bible School at the Corner Stone Baptist Church.


Okeechobee News/Helen Chason
Playing volleyball
Ethan Parriott, age 9, awaits the return of the volleyball at the
Corner Stone Baptist Church vacation Bible school. Ethan was
one of about 40 youths who participated in the Bible school.


Community Events


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 over.

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

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


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 Hurri-
cane 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 St.

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

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to \\ ork 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 communi-
cate well with the public and should be able to seek support from
city and county officials, business executives and other organiza-
tions. Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for
information.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to
girls and women of all ages."We offer free and confidential preg-


nancy tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parent-
ing classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave.,
across from the movie theatre. If you would like more information
on this or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call
(863) 763-8859.

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

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

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


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