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Okeechobee News


Vol. 97 No. 216 Friday, August 4, 2006 50t Plus tax


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GEC customers
warned of outages
Glades~Electric Cooperative
will be doing scheduled main-
tenance of the Bassinger Sub-
station on Friday, Aug. 3, and
Friday, Aug. 1l.
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-
chobee County, on 9-mile grade
(CR-721), Micco Bluff, Dixie
Ranch, Bassinger and Cornwell.
For information, call 800-
226-4024.
Tax Collector
office to be closed
The Okeechobee County
Tax Collector's office will be
Closed Sept.-?43, fro until--
p.m. in order to conduct a train
ing session for their employees.

Inside

Grid practices
focus on safety
ATLANTA (AP) As tem-
peratures across Georgia hover
in the 90s, school athletic prac-
tices are focused as much on
hydration and taking breaks as
,. they are on learning how to
pass the ball.
"It's a new ball game now
: coaches have to be aware of
what's going on with the heat,"
said Roosevelt Coleman, athlet-
ic director at Johnson High
-. School in Savannah, Ga.
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Haiti: Monetarily poor, rich in faith


LEven though there is extreme
poverty and political corruption
in Haiti there are things the
American people can learn from
the Haitians.
Reverend Al Padgett, pastor of
the Basinger Church of 'God,
spent July 19-26 in Haiti. After
arriving in Port-au-Prince, the
capitol, he traveled to the moun-
tain village of Bombardipolis in
northwestern Haiti, where he
preached four night services and
one Sunday service.
This was his second trip to
Haiti. His first was six years ago
when he was associate pastor of
the North Okeechobee Church
of God.
When asked why he went
back Rev. Padgett replied, "They
need all the help they can get"
His church regularly sends
clothes and shoes to Haiti. They
also send money for food since
rice can be bought there cheaper
than it can be shipped from. this
country.
Rev. Padgett said that Port-au-
Prince looks like a war zone. The
streetlights don't work. The elec-


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tricity goes off at 10:30 p.m. and
does not come back on until 6
a.m. People on the street will
offer to clean your shoes for
food.
The average house in Port-au-
Prince is the size of minivan.
As an example of the political
corruption, he said at the airport
armed officials could be seen
going thorough the luggage of


arriving passengers taking out
whatever they wanted. Since
they were armed, he said there
was nothing anyone could do.
For that reason, he did not
take an expensive camera and
used cheap throwaway cameras
to record his trip.
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Nations Peacekeepers, but they
were in groups of 10 and appeared
to be more scared than he. He also
saw armed helicopters.
During the trip from Port-au-
Prince to Bombardipolis, the group
was stopped by a police officer
who tried to extract a bribe from
them.
When asked if he was con-
cerned for his safety, Rev. Padgett
replied that he stayed "prayed up."
He said that eternity is near for
all of us at all times. However, he
was a little more aware of it in
Haiti.
The 250-mile trip from Port-au-
Prince to Bombardipolis took over
12 hours. About halfway there, the
pavement ended and the rest of the
trip required traveling in a four-
wheel drive vehicle.
When there were two donkey
tracks in the road, he said, each
side of the vehicle could run in the
tracks. However, if it was a one-
donkey trail, one side of the vehicle
would have to ride along the side of
the mountain and there were no
guardrails.
"I tell my wife, never complain
about road construction," he said
after his trip.
He has also learned not to ask,
"What's for supper?"
Everyone in Haiti is thin, he


Submitted to Okeechobee News
There are no public schools in Haiti. This building houses a
school run by the church in the northwestern Haitian town of
Bombardipolis. Reverend Al Padgett, pastor of Basinger
Church of God, recently returned from preaching at the Bom-
bardipolls church.


said, and people are literally starv-
ing.
Unlike the southern part of
Haiti, which is lush and green, the
northern part of the country is dry
and barren. There is no water in
the town of Bombardipolis. Water
has to be carried from a spot over 2
miles down the mountainside
where rain runoff collects.
"If it doesn't rain, they don't
drink," Rev. Padgett said.
The soil is volcanic and where it
is possible to dig for water, the
water often has too much sulphur
to be used.
Rev. Padgett preached at the
stone walled, tin roofed church of
Haitian pastor Reverend.Franknel


Portillus.
Since there are no public
schools in Haiti, the church oper-
ates a school.
In spite of the extreme poverty,
Rev. Padgett said the people are
... so rich in God."
He said they are a happy peo-
ple, not because of their circum-
stance but because of Jesus.
Rev. Padgett said they would
work from 5 a.m. until dark and
then go to church.
Here we have air conditioning
and padded pews and people must
be begged to come to church.
Evening church services there
began at 7:30 p.m. and lasted until
about 10:30 p.m., when the gener-


ator ran out of fuel.
He said there would be 150
people packed into the building
and they would be 10 deep outside
crowded around windows and
doors. On Sunday, they had 350
people.
He told of a man who walked
30 miles to a church service carry-
ing a kitchen chair. When he
arrived, he gave the chair to some-
one else.
During worship services, many
people recite Scripture from mem-
ory because they cannot read.
Unlike some American church-
es where attendees get there early
to get a back seat, worshippers in
Haiti start at the front and work
backwards and pack themselves
into the pews. Then, they fill all the
standing room before overflowing
outside.
Even though many Haitians
practice Catholicism and other
denominations of the Christian reli-
gion, Rev. Padgett said that voodoo
is the national religion of Haiti.
With his throw-away camera,
he produced an album of children
wearing the clothes and shoes that
his parishioners sent. Shoes are
especially important since there is
an abundance of rock and thorns.
"You cry the whole time you are
there," he said. "They have so little
and they are so thankful."
Rev. Padgett plans to go back
next year. But in the meantime, his
church will continue sending
clothes, shoes and money.


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


Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business
owners located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which is
the target district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are urged
to participate.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of con-
cern to the proper authorities.
Survey forms ar e 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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Homer B.'Chick' Hawk
Homer B. "Chick" Hawk, age
85, of Okeechobee, died Aug. 1,
2006, at the Hamrick Hospice
House.
He was born Aug. 31, 1920, in
Dodson, Ohio. He was a resident
of Fort Lauderdale for 30 years,
and moved to Okeechobee in
1985.
He served in the U.S. Army
Infantry for three years during
World War II. He worked for 36
years for Dayton Granger in Fort
Lauderdale.
He is survived by: his wife of
28 years, Ada Hawk of Okee-
chobee; three beloved grand-
daughters Linda, Bobbi and
Kelli; and, three great-grandchil-
dren.
The family has decided not to
hold visitation or services at this
time.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Steven Wade Mauldin
Steven Wade Mauldin, age 19,
of Okeechobee, died Aug. 2,
2006.
He was born Nov. 9, 1986, in
Sebring and was a lifetime resi-
dent of Okeechobee.
He enjoyed the rodeo and was
an avid bull rider. He was a big
teaser, and a wonderful husband
and father. -
He is survived by: his wife of
two months, Celia Lynn Mauldin
of Okeechobee; son, Jonathan
Mauldin of Okeechobee; sisters -
Taylor Mauldin, Kelly Mauldin and
Kerry Fralix, all of Okeechobee.
He is also survived by his: parents,
Kenny and Tonya Mauldin; grand-
parents Judy Padgett of Okee-
chobee, and Pete and Janet
Mauldin of Frostproof. In addi-
tion, he is survived by a host of
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be Saturday,
Aug. 5, 2006, from 9 until 10 a.m.,
at the Abundant Blessings Assem-
bly of God, 4550 U.S. 441 N., in
Okeechobee. Services will follow
at 10 a.m. Brother Jerry Adkins
will officiate. Interment will be at
Silver Hill Cemetery in Frostproof.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Chester Mounts
Chester Mounts, 83, of Okee-
chobee, died July 31, 2006, at
Raulerson Hospital.
Mr. Mounts was born Oct. 15,
1922, in Newhall, W.Va., to
Edward and Lilly Mounts.
He was a construction worker,
having come to Okeechobee
from Hollywood in 1980.
Mr. Mounts proudly served our
country in the U.S. Army during
World War II. He was awarded
the European African Middle East-
ern Theatre Campaign Ribbon
with two bronze stars and the
Purple Heart. He was a member
of the VFW
Mr. Mounts is survived by: two
sons Chester "Chet" (Jackie)
Mounts of Old Saybrooke, Conn.,
and Loren E. (Debby) Mounts of
Valrico; brother, Wayne Mounts of
West Virginia; three sisters Pearl
Mounts of North Carolina, Vicie
Mounts of North Carolina and
Bertie Mounts of Cromwell,
Conn.; three grandchildren; and,


eight great-grandchildren.
The family has decided not to
hold services.
Those unable to attend the
services may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com.
Al arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.

Betty J. Huffman
Betty J. Huffman, formerly of
Linesville, Pa., died Tuesday, Aug.
1, 2006, at Rolling Fields Nursing
Home in Conneautville, Pa. She
had previously lived at Cordia
Commons in Meadville, Pa., and
for many years in Okeechobee.
She was born in Duquesne, Pa.,,
the daughter
of John and
Susan Sviatko
Balint. She
married
George A.
Huffman Hon
Sept. 3, 1945.
Mrs. Huff-
man was a
member of St. BettyJ.
Philip Church Huffman
in Linesville,
Pa., and worked as a waitress for
many years in Meadville, Pa., and
Okeechobee.
She.was inducted into the
United States Marine Corps
League of Ashtabula County in
2005 as an Honorary Marine due
to her love and patriotism for our
country.
She enjoyed listening and
dancing to country music. She
also enjoyed playing cards, cro-
cheting, and baking cakes for
graduations and weddings. She
loved spending timewith family
and friends.
She was preceded in death
by: her husband, George A. Huff-
man; parents; son, Jerry Huff-
man; brothers, Joseph and John
Balint; and, five sisters, Mary
Lytle, Margaret Beitz, Frances
Uzarski, Sister Adrian "Ann"
Balint and Helena Johnson:
SSurvivors include four daugh-
ters, Annette (John) Beagle of
Linesville, Pa., Nancy (Joe) Guest
of Brunswick, Maine, Carol Lee
Mullen of Conneaut Lake, Pa.,
and Lisa (Mike) Stachnik of
Linesville, Pa.; four sons, Richard
Huffman of Charleston, S.C.,
Larry Huffman of Ashtabula,
Ohio, Pat (Darlene) Huffman of
Linesville, Pa., Jim (Brenda)
Huffman of Linesville, Pa.;
daughter-in-law, Georgia
Romanko of Andover, Pa.; broth-
er, Mickey (Nyla) Balint of
Ashtabula, Ohio; 14 grandchil-
dren, Larry Beagle, Brian Beagle,
Rhonda Bognar, Ben Huffman,
Megan Huffman, Cassie Huff-
man, Lindsay Guest, Sarah
Guest, Christopher Huffman, Jes-
sica Peffer, Matt Mullen, Leanne
Mullen, Stephanie Stachnik, and
Michael Stachnik; 11 great grand-
children; several nieces and
nephews; and, many dear
friends in Okeechobee.
Visitation will be Friday, Aug.
4, from 6 until 9 p.m. at Royal
Coleman Funeral Home, 6028
U.S. Highway 6, Linesville, Pa.
Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 5, at
11 a.m., at St. Philip Church, 401


S. Mercer St. Linesville, Pa., with
Father John A. Walsh as Cele-
brant. Interment will be private
in Penn Line Cemetery in Penn-
sylvania.
The family suggests memori-
als be made to the American
Cancer Society, Crawford Unit,
464 Pine St. Meadville, Pa.,
16335-2975; or the American
Heart Association, 5100 Peach St.
Erie Pa. 16509.
All arrangements are under
the direction of Royal Coleman
Funeral Home.


College students need to


know landlord-tenant laws


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson
is urging -students, their parents
and others who may be renting
apartments or houses at the end of
the summer to review their rights
and responsibilities as. tenants.
Many college-bound students will
be renting for the first time this fall
and Bronson says they can avoid
tht- itlfG ll y if thU I .1 L rieU i S Id QeCUr h


eilt .UCJ 11 Lall UsUey Uo some researcIOC
Alma L. Wright in advance.
Alma L. Wright, died July 30, "Many college students and
2006. She was born July 8, 1948, their parents are focusing on get-
to Mr. Robert S. and Mrs. Ruby ting settled and may not pay
Lee Hill in Waycross, Ga. enough attention, to the details of
Mrs. Wright the lease," Bronson said." But that
attended Way- may end up costing them and cre-
cross Elemen- eating headaches down the road. It
tary and mid- is much better to know exactly
die schools. 1 what ou are getting into before
She was a signing a lease."
graduate of a First and foremost, people need
adua nt oy to know there is no grace period
Ware County for canceling a lease so they need
High School, to understand allh terms of the
and moved to
Pompano AlmaL. contract before they sign. A
Beach in 1965 Wright prospective renter should walk
Beach in 1965. through the premises to identify
She met her any pre-existing damage or prob-
husband, Larry L. Wright and
they were married Feb. 29, 1968.
She worked for the cith of Pqm-hE-dul'ebation
pai6 Beach and raised'"three ..' 7, "'"
sbhs.'She moved to Okeechobee Brief
in 1985 and united with tie
Bethel Missionary Baptist
Church, under the leadership of Free adult GED
the late Reverend Leon Camel.
She worked for the Okeechobee classes offered
County School System as a bus
driver and operated her family Indian River Community Col-
business, The Wright Plaza. She lege will be offering free adult
served as an Eastern Star. basic education/GED and Eng-
She leaves cherished memo- lish as a second language class-
ries with her husband, Mr. Larry es at these locations: Dixon
.L. Wright, Sr.; sons, Bruce Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth
L.(Vanesha) Wright, Larry L. Ave., English as second lan-
(Sandra) Wright of Okeechobee, guage classes, Monday and
Caesar L. (Thea) Wright of Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
Clarksville, Tenn.; daughters, education/GED, Monday
Glenna Olivia Wright of Valdosta edough Thursday from 8 am.
Ga., and Tammy (Michael) Kelly until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8
of Miami; nine grandchildren, a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123
Alma L. Wright, Brittany C. S.W Park St., adult basic educa-
Wright, Jamael (Tamisha) tion/GED, Monday through Fri-
McQueen, Jasmine Wright, day, from 8 a.m. until noon;
Jamael Howard, all of Okee- Yearling Middle School, 925,
chobee, Earl K. Ryan of Pom- N.W. 23 Lane, English as a sec-
pano Beach, Sierra Wright of ond language classes, Monday
Fort Pierce, Michelle and Michael -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30
Kelly of Miami; three sisters-in- p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
law; five brothers-in-law; one 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
aunt, Odessa Garner of Way- second language classes, Tues-
cross, Ga.; and, two special day and Thursday from 6 until 8
friends, Mrs. Lynda Gainer Young p.m.
of Fort Pierce, and Betty Bryant
of Okeechobee; and, a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins and I
friends.
Visitation will be on Saturday,
Aug. 5, from 11 a.m.,until 1 p.m.,.
at Bethel Missionary Baptist
Church with funeral services fol- . j9-
lowing at 1 p.m. Pastor Lionel F.
Camel will be officiating. Inter-
ment will follow at Evergreen
Cemetery.
Those unable to attend the
services may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuner-
alhome.com. .-
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass "
Okeechobee Funeral Home and ..
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lems that should be fixed, taking
pictures and making notes of any
questionable conditions. They
should be sure an agreement to fix
any problems is spelled out in the
lease. State law requires that the
landlord comply with housing and
health codes, keep the unit in good
repair, and keep the plumbing in
good working order.
However, tenants have respon-
sibilities as well. The law says they
must also comply with housing
and health codes, keep the unit
clean and sanitary, not destroy or
damage any part of the premises,
not act in a manner which disturbs
the tenant's neighbors, and
remove garbage from the dwelling.
Bronson says one of the biggest
problems involves multiple names
on a lease, a common practice
with college students. If an of trhe
tenants leave, the others will be
held liable for his or her portion of


the rent. In addition, if a renter has
roommates who are not on the
lease, the renter is held liable for
the entire amount.
Chapter 83 of the Florida
Statutes tells exactly what can be
done if either party does not com-
ply with the requirements. The law
spells out when rent can be with-
held, under what conditions a ten-
ant can be evicted, and requires
that notices to and from a landlord
must be in writing. There are also
specific-time periods established to
resolve complaints.
The Department has a detailed
brochure on the landlord/tenant
law on its Division of Consumer
Services web site at
http://www.800helpfla.com under
"Publications," or consumers can
request a brochure by calling the
Department's Consumer Hotline at
1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-435-7352).


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Community Events

Foster grandparents are sought
The Area Agency on Aging is looking for seniors who would like to
work with local school children as foster grandparents. Foster grand-
parents 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 Okee-
chobee 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 informa-
tion, contact Lora Gomez at (772) 260-1495.
Book discussion group to meet
The Okeechobee Friends of the Library book discussion group
will meet Thursday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. For information, call (863) 357-9980.
Coalition's finance panel to meet
The finance and operations committee from the Early Learning
Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties will meet
Thursday, Aug. 24, at 10 am. in the coalition's conference room at
2415 S. 29th St., in Fort Pierce. For information, call Dorett Williams at
(772) 489-8120, ext. 10.
Early Learning Coalition to meet;
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee Counties will meet Thursday, Aug. 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the One
Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., north portable, in Fort Pierce. For
information, call Dorett Williams at (772) 489-8120, ext. 10.
Coalition executive panel to meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties will meet Thursday, Aug. 24,
immediately following the full coalition meeting. The committee will
meet at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St, north portable, in Fort
Pierce. For information, call Dorett Williams at (772) 489-8120, ext. 10.
Scientist to speak at IRCC
Palm scientist Dr. John Dowe will speak on the main campus of Indi-
an River Community College (IRCC), 3209 VirginiaAvenue, in Fort Pierce
on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10 until 11:30 am. on palms in the genus Livis-
tona. 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.
Barnyard Buddies plan meeting
The first meeting of the Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club will be held Sat-
urday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H Extension
office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Barnyard Buddies is a small, non-competitive dub
for children 5 to 18 years of age. Members learn how to select and care
for small animals. They are not required to sell their animals, but do
show them at county events. At their first meeting, dub members will
elect officers and make plans for the year. Local veterinarian Dr. James
Letcher will also attend the meeting to talk about raising rabbits and
poultry. Anyone wanting to become a member of the Barnyard Bud-
dies is invited to the Sept. 9 meeting. Or, they may sign up at the Okee-
chobee County 4-H Extension office Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m.
until p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.




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Impact of crime
Crime? Most people do not
believe that crime is an enormous
problem in the United States
today. Well, crime is and it's
defined as "an act that violates the
law." Three of the most frequent
crimes are violent, property and
drugs.
Four of the most violent crimes
are homicide, assault, rape and
robbery. Homicide is "the willful
killing of a human being by
another." Murder could be caused
by a mental health illness, an
argument or a drug-related inci-
dent. Each and every murder is
different, but some have com-
mon characteristics and trends in
the United States today.
Assault accounts for 67 per-
cent of the violent crimes. It often
happens in the summer months
when heat impairs the senses.
Rape is the forced, unwanted
sexual act upon a person. Victims
aren't just females, men can be
victims too.


Robbery is also a violent
crime, which involves the threat
of putting the victim in fear. This is
35 percent of violent crimes. Most
robberies occur when using
handguns to 'stick-up' the victim
so theywill surrender.
Crimes against property
include burglary, larceny, theft,
grand theft auto and arson.
Burglary is the unlawful entry
to commit a felony. This holds the
spot of 26 percent of property
crimes. Two-out-of-three burgla-
ries committed are done so with
residential property being the
main target. Larceny is the unlaw-
ful taking, carrying, leading or rid-
ing away of property from the
possession of another. This
includes purse snatching,
shoplifting and picking pockets.
Another one would be motor
vehicle theft, known as grand
theft auto. This includes automo-
biles, trucks, buses, motorcycles
and snowmobiles.
Drugs are the last, but most
frequent crime. A drug is a sub-


Upcoming Events

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. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. 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 and
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 Stewvart at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
Sunday '
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Monday
A.A meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact
David Fox at (863) 763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information
call (863) 634-4780.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee eets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-
0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the
Grace Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone
currently home schooling or interested in home schooling is wel-
come. For information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Per-
era (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who, your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For infor-
mation, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church of Our 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-1191.


stance that does bodily harm, and
creates a physical or psychologi-
cal dependence. Some are
imported into the U.S., such as
cocaine and marijuana. Drugs are
often the cause of murder and
assault, and people steal to get
drugs.
These crimes affect families by
having to put up with family
members going to jail. Victims
have to put up with the crime
inflicted on them for the rest of
their lives especially rapes,
stolen valuables and stolen cars.
Families that lose a loved one to
murder suffer sorrow and grief.
Victims must replace things lost
due to larceny, while stores lose
money when goods are shoplift-
ed.
The crime I did was consid-
ered burglary. Since this charge, I
have learned to stay out of trou-
ble; obey the laws; obey my par-
ents; and, I am very choosy about
my friends.
It has affected me by not being
able to spend time with my


friends. I just go to school and
come home. Sometimes, I go to
Wal-Mart with my mom.
I really don't have much fun,
like I used to. My social life has
been a disaster.
In conclusion, crimes have a
very devastating effect on us all.
In addition, to all of those I
have hurt I am especially sorry for
the hardship this has caused to
the families.
Donna White

Different views
The purpose of my letter today
is to inform the community of
Okeechobee that my father, Elvie
Posey, and I, Rebecca Posey
Smith, have nothing in common
but a name.
It is my hope that the citizens
of Okeechobee understand after
reading this letter, at the request
of my father, the he and I share no
common political views, nor do
we share a common philosophy.
Rebecca Posey Smith


Community Events

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.
River meeting planned
Kissimmee River Valley Public Use and Recreation meeting will
be held Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Basinger
Community Center located on U.S. 98, south of the Kissimmee
River. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for
South Florida Water Management District to meet with 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.
Church hosting Wacaster Family
The Wacaster Family will bring their Southern gospel music
with a Christian country flair to the Basinger Church of God, 16050
U.S. 98 N., on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. For information, call (863)
467-1503.
Substance abuse resource group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community
resource committee risk and protective lfadtors meetingwill be,.
held Monday, Aug./7, from 10 until, 11 a.mz-at 1600-S.W. Second
,Ave. For information,:call Keith Stripling-at (863) 763-6064 or Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040.

OHS to host political forum
The Okeechobee political forum will be held Tuesday, Aug. 8,
starting at 7 p.m. It will be held in the Okeechobee High School
lecture hall at 2800 U.S. 441 N., and will feature local candidates
whose name will be on the Sept. 5 primary ballot for the primary
election. The forum is open to the public. Candidates in atten-
dance will answer questions from the public. For information,
contact Charlene Dewey at (863) 763-3101.
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.
Coalition committee will meet
The Okeechobee County advisory and provider committee
from the Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee Counties will meet Wednesday, Aug. 9, at noon at
the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth
Ave. For information, contact Dorett Williams at (772) 489-8120,
ext. 10.
Candidates to attend Chamber meeting
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce general
membership meeting will be held at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrot Ave., starting at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 9.
The focus of the meeting will be the introduction of Chamber
members who are running for political office. For information,
contact the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
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.
Ministries meeting planned
Palmdale Hand & Hand Ministries will meet Thursday, Aug. 10,
at 6 p.m. at the Community Building located on the corner of Fifth
and Main in Palmdale. Food, fellowship and the word will be dis-
cussed. Charley Watts of the Venus Methodist Church will be the
speaker.
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.
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.








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p.m. The books close on the 29th
day before each election and will
remain closed until after that elec-
tion, for that election. Updates to
a voter's name, address, and sig-
nature are the only changes per-
mitted for the upcoming election.
New voters and party changes
will be accepted in the Glades
County Supervisor of Elections
office, but only for the general
election.
Glades County voters will have


ballot when they go to tne polls
on Sept. 5. The first one is to levy a
one cent sales surtax to fund dif-
ferent county projects. The sec-
ond is to grant tax exemptions to
new businesses.
All Glades County voters will
have seven circuit judge seats to
vote on. Seven groups of judges
will be on your primary ballot.
Four candidates have qualified
to fill the three city council seats
that are open. This race will be on
democratic, republican, and non-
partisan ballots.
County-wide democratic vot-


sion race, Ifor district #2 Oin leir
ballot. The winner of the primary
will have a republican opponent
in the Nov. 7 general election.
Glades County voters will vote
a paper ballot, where the oval
beside the candidate's name or
issue is to be colored in. After the
voter fills in his ballot, he will
insert it into the Accu-Vote
machine at the polling place. This
is the very same system we have
been using for a couple of elec-
tions in Glades County and the
entire process has been flawless.
One touch screen voting


polling place lior voters wiii uis-
abilities.
If you have any questions
about your voter registration, if
you need to register to vote, or
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registration, if you would like to
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The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (GCSO), the
Seminole Police Department
(SPD), the Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) or the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC).
Tahra Bryant, 36, Okee-
chobee, was arrested July 21 by
SPD Officer Morgan on a felony
charge of possession of cocaine,
and misdemeanor charges of
possession of drug parapherna-
lia and driving while license sus-
pended. Her bond was set at
$10,000.
Richard Kellogg, 32,
LaBelle, was arrested July 23 by
Detective Terence Deese on
charges of burglary and grand
theft. His bond was set at
$15,000.
Victor Ramos, 28, LaBelle,
was arrested July 24 by Detective
Mike Pepitone on charges of
possession of a firearm by a con-
victed felon, criminal mischief,
burglary, grand theft and theft of
a firearm. His bond was set at
$35,200.
Charles White, 48, Okee-
chobee, was arrested July 24 by


SPD Officer Lee on a misde-
meanor charge of possession of
marijuana under 20 grams. He
remains in custody serving 90
days in the Glades County Jail.
White was later arrested by SPD
Detective Bronson on charges of
lewd and lascivious acts upon a
child less than 16 years of age,
and battery. His bond on these
charges was set at $250,000.
John Ross, 29, Lake Placid,
was arrested July 26 by FWC
Officer Wilke on felony charges
of possession of cocaine and
possession of a controlled sub-
stance, and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug
paraphernalia. His bond was set
at $5,000.
Charles White, 48, Okee-
chobee, was arrested July 26 by
SPD Detective Bronson on a
charge of false imprisonment of
a child under 13 years of age. He
is being held without bond.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against
them dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed
and printed.


Officials find vandalism


at Cane Field Stadium


Clewiston has always been
known foiitstTiger footbalb' .-
E- very Friday night during
football e&bnbh; people Patk'the
stadiums of Cane Field to cheer
on the football team. ,
As a result, Cane Field has
been revered and respected
because it is the home of the
Tigers.
But, now, Cane Field is the
victim of vandalism.
Teachers and school staff
recently at the field walked up to
a nasty surprise. Someone had
painted graffiti on the stadium
seats and the partition separat-
ing the stands from the football
field.
Worst of all, the graffiti, sen-
tences and words near the area
of the stands, contained foul lan-
guage and vulgar obscenities.
According to Coach Antonac-
ci, the new coach of Clewiston
Tigers, the vandalism occurred
between Tuesday and Thursday
of last week.


But this isn't the first time
Cane Field has been victimized.
"This is the secohdttim'&in' a'
month that people-have written
graffiti on -the field," Coach
Antonacci said Monday.
The coach said that cable
wires have been tampered with,
and there appears to have been
people playing golf on the field,
leaving holes in the ground.
Actions have been taken to
paint over the graffiti, and a
police report has been filed.
Officials are not releasing
details about possible suspects
at the moment, but an investiga-
tion into the case is ongoing.
The staff of Clewiston High
School is working to find a solu-
tion to the problem of people are
walking into Cane Field and
destroying it without a care of
what they are doing.
"I am trying to stop this van-
dalism before something else
worse happens," said Coach
Antonacci.


MHHS class
reunion planned
The MHHS Class of '86 is hav-
ing its 20-year reunion on home-
coming weekend this year. Orga-
nizers are inviting the Class of '87
and Class of '88 to join the fun, as
well. Reunion planners are in need
of assistance in locating and notify-
ing all members of the above
classes. The initial plan is to have a
tailgate type get-together the night
of the homecoming game and, on,
the following day, have a barbecue
for the family at the city park or a
similar location. Anyone interested
in assisting may contact David Lee
at dlee-1967@skyeone.com or
(863) 946-2512.

CREW needs
volunteers
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW) of
Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking volunteers to assist resi-
dents with repairs and continued
clean-up efforts in the aftermath of
Hurricane Wilma.
Carpenters, electricians,
plumbers, drywall installers and
other trade skills are needed, as
well as, anyone willing to lend a
hand! For more information, come
by our office at 121 Central Ave.
rear entrance or email CREW-
headquarters@aol.com or phone
(863) 983 2390.

CREW seeks
donations
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW) of
Hendry "and Glades Counties is,
seeking donations of building
materials and supplies, including
lumber, nails and drywall, to assist
residents with repairs and contin-
ued clean-up efforts in the after-
math of Hurricane Wilma. Dona-
tions, including monetary
contributions are tax deductible.
For more information, come by
our office at 121 Central Ave. rear
entrance or email CREWhead-
quarters@aol.com or phone (863)
983-2390.

Free services
to help elders
Center for Independent Living
will be doing outreach on a regular
basis at the Moore Haven, Clewis-
ton, and LaBelle sites between the
.hours of noon until 2:30 p.m. You
can contact Tera or Linda at the
Center for Independent Living at
(941) 766-8333 in Charlotte Coun-
ty to find out the days that they will
be available in those areas.


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
NOTICE OF FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR HOUSING
ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE STATE HOUSING INITIATIVE
PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) PROGRAM
Okeechobee County has received $362,001 for the SFY 2006/2007 SHIP Program.
The funds are budgeted as follows:
Purchase Assistance/Inspections/Repairs $245,801
Rehabilitation/Inspections/Code Violation Repairs $ 80,000
Grant Administration $ 36,200
Applications will be accepted for the following programs:
Purchase Assistance: Funds allocated to this program will provide assistance to income eligible households to purchase
existing homes that are in need of repair or new homes that are to be constructed. The County will provide down payment
and closing cost assistance through deferred payment loans to eligible homebuyers that meet program requirements.
Preference will be given to very-low and low income families, handicap and elderly households. The amount of assistance
provided is based on the household income and actual need. Funds are available to purchase existing homes and to
construct new homes, including lot, costing no more than $204,432. The minimum required contribution to be paid by the
SHIP applicant is $750 if very low income, $1,000 if low income, and $1,250 if moderate income.
The maximum awards for the Purchase Assistance Program are as follows:
Very-low income $40,000
Low Income $25,000
Moderate Income $15,000
Rehabilitation Assistance: Funds allocated to this program will provide assistance to income eligible households to
rehabilitate owner-occupied, single family dwellings to a condition that brings the structure into compliance with the
current FBC Plumbing Code, FBC Mechanical Code, FBC Standard Building Code, Standard Housing Code and the
National Electrical Code adopted by Okeechobee County. Preference will be given to very-low and low-income, handicap
and elderly households. The amount of assistance provided is based on the household income and actual need.
Under requirements of the State Housing Initiative Partnership Program (SHIP) the' County is required to provide a minimum of
30% of the housing funds to very low income households and a total of 60% to low and/or very-low income households.
Additionally, the SHIP Program funding may NOT be used to purchase or rehabilitate mobile homes.
2006 INCOME LIMITS FOR PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:
Household Size Very Low Income Low Income Moderate Income
1 Person $15,450 $24,700 $37,080
2 Person $17,650 $28,250 $42,360
3 Person $19,850 $31,750 $47,640
4 Person $22,050 $35,300 $52,920
5 Person $23,800 $38,100 $57,120
6 Person $25,600 $40,950 $61,440
7 Person $27,350 $43,750 $65,640
8 Person $29,100 $46,600 $69,840
Appointments will begin on Wednesday, September 6, 2006 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For the Purchase
Assistance Program all applicants MUST be pre-qualified for a mortgage prior to setting an appointment to apply for SHIP
assistance. If you are interested in participating in the SHIP Program and would like to set an appointment, please call Linda
at (863) 763-6731.
Funds are awarded on a "First-ready. First-served" basis.


Economic Council
meetings planned
The Glades County Economic
Development Council normally
meets the first Monday of the
month at 6:15 p.m. in the confer-
ence room at Glades Electric
Cooperative. If you are not a mem-
ber, please contact the EDC about
joining. If you are a member,
please plan to attend the meetings.
As the Main Street effort and other
initiatives move forward, we will
need a host of knowledgeable vol-
unteers to serve on various com-
mittees and we encourage your
participation.

Health department
holds diabetes classes
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment Heart to Heart Program and
Senior Connections are offering an
eight-week diabetes class at 2
p.m., each Wednesday at the
Nobles Senior Center. Classes
include the diabetic diet, under-
standing carb-countirig, eye and
foot care, and the ABC's of dia-
betes (the AlC test, Blood Pres-
sure, and Cholesterol. All diabet-
ics, long term or newly diagnosed,
are welcome.

LIHEAP offers
energy assistance
The Agricultural and Labor Pro-
gram, Inc. located in Winter
Haven, has been awarded a grant
from the Department of Commu-
nity Affairs to provide Low Income
Home Energy Assistance
(LIHEAP) services to eligible appli-
cants in Hendry. and Glades coun-
ti6'.:"For an application and/or.
information please call).(800) 330-
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Notice of Public Hearing
Okeechobee KOA Convention Center
Thursday August 10, 2006
6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Financial Project ID No. SR 70 Project Development and Environment Study
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concerning the location, conceptual design, and social, economic, and environmental effects of the
proposed improvements. The proposed improvement involves 4-laning approximately 6 3/4 miles
o6f SR 70 in Okeechobee County from NE 34th Avenue to NE 128th Avenue (Berman Road). In
addition to the through lanes, a grassed median with left-turn lanes will be included and various
intersections will be upgraded.
Right of Way acquisition is proposed. There are business and residential relocations associated
with this project. Potential encroachment on wetlands and floodplains has been identified as a
result of this project and may be give special consideration under Executive Orders 11990 and
,11988. Access management standards developed by FDOT under Section 335.18. Florida
Statutes to protect public safety, provide for mobility and preserve functional integrity of the road
will be addressed. These standards affect driveway access and median openings along the pro-
posed improvement. This Hearing will be held in accordance with 23 CFR 771 and Section
'339.155, Florida Statutes. The project is being developed to comply with Titles VI and VIII of the
Civil Rights Act.

The Hearing will consist of presentation by the Department on the project and its associated
impacts followed by a public testimony period. Before and after the Hearing, Department repre-
sentatives will be available to answer questions.

The environmental document and conceptual design plans developed by the Department will be
available for public review on weekdays at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 SW 16th
St. Okeechobee, FL 34974. These materials will also be available at the Hearing site. FDOT per-
sonnel will also be available to assist citizens.

Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations to participate in the Hearing
should contact the Project Manager, in writing at least seven (7) calendar days before the Hearing
date at the address below.

Public participation is solicited without regard to color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability,
or family status. Anyone needing special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990 should contact Scott McCall, FDOT District One Project Manager by telephone at
(863) 519-2990 or by writing, at least seven days prior to the information workshop, to: Mr. Scott
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Sports Briefs


OHS will host softball classes
The Okeechobee High School softball field will be open from 5
until 8 p.m. every Thursday 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.

OHS golf team sign-ups ongoing
Anyone interested in joining the Okeechobee High School boys
or girls golf team should pick up a physical form at the high school
office or at Quality T's as soon as possible.
In order to participate, a current physical must be on record with
the school.
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opening of his office for the
practice of Gynecology
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Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-763-8000
drbradfield@earthlink.net
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Specializing In:
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'-,Jay Berger, M.D., MPH
o De Patton A.R.N.P.
Board Certified SpecialIsts
In Internmal Medicine
NEW PATIENTS WELCOME!
1105 N. Parrott Ave. 467-1117
CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
Office Hours: Mon., Tues, Thurs. 8 AM To 6 Pm
& Wed. 8 Am TO 4:30 PU
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DAVID A.
SIGALOW, M.D.
BOARD CERTIFIED
IN UROLOGY
215 N.E. 19th Dr.
Okeechobee
(863) 763-0217


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres b 4


Movie times for Friday, Aug. 4,
through Thursday, Aug. 10, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Miami Vice" (R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:15
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,4:15,
7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7and 9:15 p.m.
Theatre II "Talladega Nights"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at2,4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Theatre III "Barnyard" (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 and9 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-
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Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at
1-800-556-8885.
You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-
4786.
Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Jordan
Bernayat (863) 357-0047.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Chris-
tian romances and 575 videos.
Prepare a paper on comparative
religion, a book report, programs
for men, women or children, a
craft project or a Sunday school
lesson. We use the Dewey Deci-
mal System, the same as school
and public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview
our media. Currently, the library is
staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
tact Doris Entry at (863) 467-1548.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege 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 class-
es, Monday -Wednesday from 9
a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
cation/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, Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Monday through Wednesday,
from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second
language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.
Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in
a school setting. Child Find pro-
vides free screenings on speech
and language, development,
vision, and hearing. For informa-
tion, contact Debbie Wagner at
(800) 358-8525.


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Auctions 105
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PUBLIC AUCTION
Sat. Aug. 26th
9:00 a.m.
837 Main St. E
(Hwy. 29 S)
Immokalee, FL
Sale Site
239-657-2610
229-985-4565
demottauction.com
Terry DeMott, Sr.
Auctioneer
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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


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.


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OLDIES ALBUMS
Over 100 albums, some older.
Pis. call 863-467-4253
ROTTWEILER- puppy- parents
direct import from Europe,
8wks 'old, $600
(863)763-3910




OAK LAKE ESTATES~-
Saturday, Aug. 5th, 7am-
11am, 2130 SW 22nd. Cir. S.
Mens, Womens & Children's
Clothes, Furniture, Boots,
Shelves & Misc. Items.


OKEECHOBEE, Fri. & Sat.,
Aug. 4th & 5th, 7am-3om.
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!!!
Everything Must Go!!!
(863)467-7528




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



A/C MAINTENANCE PERSON
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW.
Good Pay, Benefits, 401 K.
(863)763-8391
ACCOUNTING POSITION
Available must have a 2 or 4
year degree in accounting or
related field; good computer
and communication skills a
plus, benefits available.
Fax resume to
(863)763-6169
or apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee.


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 Fpcsfiber.com,
fax 561-743-0775
EOE License #ES0000245
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.
DFWP Benefits,
401 K, Pd Hol. & Vac.
Wilson's Petroleum
(772)468-3689
McBride Family Child Care


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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)


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


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MECHANICAL HARVESTING
MAINTENANCE PERSON
New Harvest Inc. has'an immediate opening for a Mechanical
Harvesting Maintenance Person. This person will be respon-
sible for the maintenance of self-propelled mechanical harvest-
ing equipment as well as the overseeing of daily mechanical
harvesting activities. Qualified applicants must have at least 3
years documented experience as a mechanic plus be able to
perform cutting and welding activities. Prior experience work-
ing in a harvesting environment helpful but not required. We of-
fer competitive wages and a comprehensive benefit package
which includes 401(K), medical, dental, life, AD&D and LTD in-
surance. Qualified applicants should send their resume or ap-
ply in person to:
Human Resources
Lykes Bros. Inc.
7 Lykes Road
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
M/F/D/V Drug- Free Workplace

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


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DRIVER

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

2595 NW 8th Street


Okeechobee News

The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated PART TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
Knowledge of local area or ability to read map
Work Night and Weekends
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
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Drivers Lic. High School diploma or GED
Exc. Ben. incl. med, dental & 401 K
Salary based on exp. w/ben.
Fax res. to (954) 967-3477


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


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SERVICE TECHNICIAN
Must have pump repair and
plumbing experience. Apply
at American Drilling Services
Inc., 405 SW 2nd Street.
Okeechobee, Fl
Earn some extra cash.
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Valor


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 Fruge
Valor Healthcare at
(800)417-0491


Valor

CMING FOR THE COUIIREOUS
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 p.m.
No weekends or holidays.
$85,897/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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20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
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birth to age nine.


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CA.. 1 OR THE COUriAEOUS
PHYSICIANS
$191,000/Year
Board Certified in Internal
Medicine or Family Practice
needed for Full Time & Part
Time positions at busy
Outpatient Care Clinics in
Okeechobee, Boca Raton,
Delray Beach, Fort Pierce,
Stuart, Vero Beach and
Southeast FL. No hospital
coverage or after-hours call.
Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. No weekends or
holidays. $181,130/year +
excellent benefits. Must be
currently licensed in Florida.
Fax Curriculum Vitae to
Mr. Donald Fruge
Valor Healthcare at
(800)417-0491


Valor

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

Valor


CA0NG FOR THrE (OC&RNA
RN REGISTERED NURSES
$64,308/Year
Needed for Full Time
nursing/management
positions at busy Outpatient
Care Clinics in Okeechobee,
Boca Raton, Delray Beach,
Fort Pierce, Stuart, Vero
Beach and Southeast FL.
Minimum of 1 year
management experience.
Office hours are Monday
thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No weekends or holidays.
$64,308/year + excellent
benefits. Must be currently
licensed in Florida.
Fax Curriculum Vitae to
Mr. Donald Fruge
Valor Healthcare at
(800)417-0491


Valor

CASING FOR THE COU Ai EOIS
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 Fruge
Valor Healthcare at
(800)417-0491


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

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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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

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
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Garages
Seawalls
(863)634-2044






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




AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton-package unit w/heat,
new in box. $1750
(954)309-8659
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
classifleds.


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


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, stays cold,
yellow in color, $60.
(863)532-9182
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 Excellent condition.
$350 or best offer
(863)697-6618


BICYCLE, black, low rider, ve-
lour seat, dual pipes, 144
spoke wheels, exc. cond.,
$130. (863)467-2573
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
il l .ill : (S i7F.J3-501 I
METAL DOORS- 2, Jenweld &
1 fiberglass garage door. Ex-
cellent condition. $205. Will
separate. (863)763-1377
PLYWOOD- Hurricane sea-
son, Need plywood? 4-4'x8'x
5/8", 6-4'x4'x5/8" & 2-4'x5'x
5/8"1$65. (863)763-0582
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.

SLIDE, PICNIC TABLE &
WAGON: Lfnie Til.,t $90 lor
Small, wil ep )8),i.: l 07i


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 & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943



IMAC, 17", Intel, 160 HD, 1
GB Rjm 2 mos. old, orig.
DO,. ;. a,:i. $1420

MS OFFICE STUDENT &
ADOBE CS2 ACAD., $400 or
will separate.
(863)677-0459
ONE TOUCH- copier, fax,
i..inner ,'.,i:-li ni ,:ondiljn-
.2U 1863(67 5.2596
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
"- 220'.i N l 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.
DR CHAIR- white, cane back,
$10(863)467-1325
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
(239)691-6368 Ft. Myers
HEADBOARD- twin size, white
wicker, $15 (863)467-1325
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
RECLINER- over stuffed with
heat and massager, Comfy,
$100 (863)357-0060


S ao ice


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
DACHSHUND AKC Regis,
Vet Cert Health, adorable
male shorthaired $350
(863)983-7961
KENNEL, American Kennel,
5'x10', paid $280, asking
$150 or best offer.
(863)357-1560
PARROT CAGE- White on
wheels with playpen on top.
Good condition $75.
(863)357-0037 Okeechobee


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
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
TABLE W/4 CHAIRS- blonde
wood, brand new, $300
(863)467-1704
TABLES (2) octagon wood &
glass end tables, 1 wood
dining table all for $50
.(863)357-0037


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, mQn's,
20", w/motorcycle medallion,
new $150, sell for $100.
(863)763-5316


LIFT CHAIR, lmostnew, paid
.1 00( S1 -IoS r E0. ir .

MEDICAL SCOOTER- Electric,
Charger & spare tire. Cost
$2500. Asking $150.
(863)234-1700
WHEELCHAIR- Padded with
extra seat cushion: Excellent
condition. $75
(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
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
SPINNET PIANO- Mahogany,
really good condition, with
bench, $300 (863)467-1704


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
BASSETT HOUND/JACK RUS-
SEL MIX PUPS- 2 females,
3 mos old, shots, wormed,
$50 (863)484-0585
BLUE HEALER/BORDER Collie
Lovable, great w/kids. $50.
863-634-1343 after 5pm.
BOXER PUP, AKC Champion


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



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 (2,1 5" Quan-
tum. $350 (863)634-6476


RCA- Brand new 20" Tru Flat
screen M.TS/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
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 s 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 IDehiii,4 L,
rs. old Grev ii u I' ir ii
$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
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



GRILL, Full size, side table,
burner, warming rack, flame
control. $30 (863)634-3234
LAWNMOWER DECK, 38"
wide, $60. (863)532-9182:


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 TRACTOR- Sears,
16hp, twin cyl, 44" cut, $400
(863)467-6475
WEEDEATER Craftsman, 3/4
hp, 17" electric. $25.
863-697-2033
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,
.lr i,:,m tj,0i dock, $225.
wkly. inclutil. (772)359-1640
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, lba, du-
plex, No pets, 1st, Ist, sec
elec/water incld.
(863)467-8464


ADORABLE: 2 BR, 1 BA, in
town Behind Theater, small
3rd room, non smk. env., no
dogs, lawn service. $800 mo.
+ 1st., last & sec. dep.
(941)504-3954
Beautiful: In Town Estate,
3br/2ba, Laundry Rm., Lanai,
Jacuzzi Rm., Garage & Sec.
lights. No dogs, non-sink.
env., Lawn care. $1500. mo.,
S1st, last & sec. 941-504-3954
BRAND NEW: 3 Bdrm., 2Ba.
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.
$1100/mo.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
Holel,Molel Alternative. BHR.
6i,2,.='b] waj nr, 'l ry .( lake
access, long/short term, all
inclusive. (863)824-0981.
LAKE ACCESS: Waterfront
Large 3 BR, 2 BA w/Sea Wall.
$1300/mo. (863)634-5236


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House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, 13
miles W. of Okeechobee on
Hwy. 70, Horses welcome
$1100. mo. (863)634-3262
KINGS BAY- 3/2, W/D, lawn
service Included, pool, ten-
nis, $1100/mo
(863)697-3008
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. mo. + 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



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


Real Estate


.... .

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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/310% down.
(863)357-1352
jean hmh@earthlink.net
Lots, $26,900 per lot,
Orange Blossom Ranches
2lot pkgs. 863-697-1712
or 772-485-8707

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NEW HOME- $115,000, on
your lot, 3br, 2ba, Ig LR, Kit
w/ app, 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(@buraerrealestate.com


SW GEORGIA PROPERTY-
Near Tallahassee, 3-100
acres, all sizes, starting at
$5500 per acre, Ponds,
woods paved roads, Call
(863)634-3451


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




BASSINGER: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Double Wide on 1 Acre.
Horses & Kids welcome.
$1250 mo. + 1st., last, sec.
& ref's. (863)697-1494
gillottia@bellsouth.net
SCREEN ROOM 9'X30'
with A/C, alum. pans, insulated
roof panels, vinyl windows.
$600. 863-697-2434



COTTAGE $550mo. 2br, lba
SW $675mo., 1br, 1ba. SW
$625.mo & 2br, 1ba. SW
$800. mo. Lg yard, Water-
front. 1st & Sec.
561-346-4646
Waterfront 3/2 mobile home
2547 SE 32nd St $1100/mo
1st, last, $600 sec Call
863-634-3312



MJST SEE!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many -,a'.i new CA HIe
41)0' de -e tri,,,' room. 4
Stjltpwf i 12i triedd %A, 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
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.
GHEENOE CLASSIC CUSTOM,
'04, 16ft., 25hp Mercury, 20ft.
Rocket Trailer, like new.
$4000 (863)675-1312 Iv.
msg
SEA KAYAK, Touring Style,
Model Prijon Kodlak, 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



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
863)357-1784 or
239)821-8787



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



SUZUKI SV650, '06, barely
used, w/$300 worth of acces-
sories, $4800. (863)357-7406


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
'Sport Vehices
ATs 3035


HONDA RECON 250, 2004
$1650. 239-590-5438
HUNTING BUGGY- Ig, dog
cages & gun rack already at-
tached, lots of fun $2000
neg (863)467-4998
POLARIS TRAIL BOSS 325,
'01, new chain & sprockets,
runs very good, $22010.
(863)697-2525
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.
663-675-1113
CADILLAC BROUGHAM 1990,
Electronic Everything. Just
needs 'TLC. $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)467-4998
CHEVY CAMARO- '94, Red, T-
Tops, CD player. $12010.
(863)634-5888
CHEVY CAMARO Z28, '80, au-
to, great restoration project,
all original, Motivated 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 'god ,Good
C ouri iii,:iri '90
(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 mls. $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
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE '86-
"Classic" AC, PW,PL, looks
& runs great, dependable,
$1000 firm (302)6 4-5298
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


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DODGE RAM CHARGER '90,
5.2 engine, B&M transpack,
good condition. $2000 or best
offer. Call Lee (239)369-9725
FORD BRONCO '93- 4x4,
$2000 or best offer, will con-
sider van or car w/A/C in
trade (239)839-4883
JEEP WRANGLER: 1989, 4x4,
350 motor (chrome). 33" tires
(new). $8500 or best offer.
(863)675-8305 LaBelle



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 batt & charger
$650 (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063



AXIS RIMS, used, 17", will fit
any Honda/Acura, good
cond., $500 or best offer.
(302)943-1777 Iv. msg.
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


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Planning Board on Tuesday, August 22,
2006 at 7:00 pm In the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change In
zoning from the existing classification of Agriculture (A) to the
proposed classification of Neighborhood Commercial-2 (NC-2).
The property owner and applicant Is MGA Realty, LLC. The
property address is 8455 Highway 78 West and Is more
particularly described as follows:
BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTIONS 17 AND
18, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING A
PORTION OF LOT .-28, EAGLE BAY SURVEY, AN
UNRECORDED PLAT ON FILE IN THE OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY TAX ASSESSORS OFFICE, AND PER PLAT OF
SURVEY OF SECTION 7 AND FRACTIONAL PART OF
SECTIONS 5, 6, 8, 17, 18 AND 19, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 31 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
BEGIN AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTH
BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LOT 28 WITH THE WESTERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 78, THENCE BEAR
S 3014'51" W, ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 578.16 FEET TO THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND
DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS (O.R.) BOOK 392,
PAGE 357 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE BEAR N 8832'13" W,
ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID O.R.
BOOK 392, PAGE 357, FOR A DISTANCE OF 283.98 FEET
TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID O.R. BOOK 392,
PAGE 357; THENCE BEAR S 30*14'36" W, ALONG THE
WESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID O.R. BOOK 392,
PAGE 357, FOR A DISTANCE OF 175.01 FEET TO THE
INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF
SAID LOT 28, SAID POINT BEING ALSO THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID O.R. BOOK 392, PAGE
357; THENCE BEAR N 8832'51" W, ALONG THE SAID
SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF LOT 28, FOR A DISTANCE
OF 958.61 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF
THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 387,
PAGE 1734 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE BEAR N
27'16'38" E ALONG THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF
SAID O.R. BOOK 387, PAGE 1734 FOR A DISTANCE OF
733.23 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH
BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LOT 28; THENCE BEAR S
8832'50" E, ALONG SAID NORTH BOUNDARY LINE, FOR
A DISTANCE OF 1285.95 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-
BEGINNING
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, August
23, 2006 at 7:00 pm In the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a
change in zoning will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 9:00 am
in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the Clerk and of the Planning
Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2006-0641


COIL SPRINGS: 3 Sets for
DODGE 3/4 Ton Pick Up.
$200 for all. (863)634-3070
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.
1200 (861?.763-1370
HOOD: For 80(r & 0'9i Ford
Vjn if ew in irbo ']i85'

-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
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
FORD RANGER '84 4X4
V6, w/tltle. Needs alignment.
Great for mudding, $1500 or
best offer. 863-254-3580
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 S10 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,
J.1000. e63-467-1000
DODGE 3500 EXT. BARGO
VAN '98- orig miles, runs
reat, 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 Hightop 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


Public Notices


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Public Notice 5006
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will beheld at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 18th day of August 2006
from 10:00-11:00.A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:

1993 Blue Pontlac Trans Sport
1GMOU06L6PT202918
1994 White Ford Taurus
1FALP5242RA270558
1997 Gold Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
1G3WH12M7VF303158
2002 Silver Hyndai Accent
KMHCG3SCX2U210271
2004 Silver Dodge Neon
1B3ES56C34D562036
2002 Red Dodge Intrepid
2B3H046R72d273201

Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
guarantees.
149666 ON8/4/06

NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT
OF COUNTY EASEMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a regu-
lar meeting of the Board of County
Commissioners of Okeechobee
County, Florida, on the 13th day of Ju-
ly, 2006, a Resolution was adopted
pursuant to Sections 336.09 and
336.10, Florida Statutes, whereby the
County of Okeechobee vacated,
closed, abandoned, renounced and
disclaimed all rights of the county and
the public In a county right-of-way fur-
ther described as follows:
All of the alley right-of-way in Block 26,
Okeechobee Gardens subdivision ac-
cording to the plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 2, Page 30, public records
of Okeechobee County, Florida
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
152816 ON 8/4/06


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Board of Adjustments and Appeals on
Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 7:00 pm In the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a SPECIAL
EXCEPTION to allow an automotive service station (retail sales
of gasoline) and package sale of wine In a Neighborhood
Commercial-2 (NC-2) zoning district. The property owner and
applicant Is RD.R Lands, LLC. The property is located at the
southwest corner of the intersection of NE 144th Avenue and
Highway 441 North and Is more particularly described as
follows:
A parcel of land in Section 3, Township 36 South, Range
35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being more
particularly described as follows:
Beginning at the Intersection of NE 144th Avenue (Potter
Road) and SR 15 (US 441) in Section 3, Township 36
South, Range 36 East, and run S 89'16'25" W along the
South line of NW 144th Street (Potter Road) a distance of
393.74 to a point; Thence S 00'30'29" W on a line parallel
with the East line of Block 1, Northwood Section One, per
the plat thereof ih Plat Book 3, Page 48, public records of
Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 1065.00 feet to
the Northwest corner of Parcel II of land described in deed
recorded in Official Records Book 469, Page 907, public
records of Okeechobee County, Florida; Thence East
along the North line of said Parcel II as described in deed
recorded in Official Records Book 469, Page 907, to a
point located 50 feet West of the centerline of SR 15 (US
441), said point being Northeast corner of said Parcel II;
Thence N 04'35'47" E on a line parallel with and 50 feet
West of the centerline of said SR 15 (US 441) to the point
of beginning.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, August
23, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments
and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made and that the record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based.
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # S-2006-0654


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Planning Board on Tuesday, August 22,
2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change in
zoning from the existing classification of Commercial (C) to the
proposed classification of Residential Single Family (RSF). The
property owner and applicant is Maronda Homes, Inc. of
Florida. The property is located on the east side of US Highway
98, 1/4 mile south of NW 36th Street and is more particularly
*described as follows:
Lots 66, 67 and 68, Block 59, Basswood, Unit 5, according
to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 51, of
the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, August
23, 2006 at 7:00 pm In the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a
change In zoning will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 9:00 am
In the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the Clerk and of the Planning
Department.


William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2006-0642


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NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF COUNTY EASEMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a regular meeting of the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Okeechobee County, Florida, on the 13th day of July, 2006, a Resolu-
tion was adopted pursuant to Sections 336.09 and 336.10, Florida Statutes,
whereby the County of Okeechobee vacated, closed, abandoned, renounced and
disclaimed all rights of the county and the public in a county right-of-way further
described as follows:
All that part of NW 141st Avenue lying North of the intersection with NW 1st Street
in Section 13, Township 37 South, Range 33 East and in Section 18, Township
37 South, Range 34 East, Okeechobee County, Florida and being more particular-
ly described as follows:
A strip of land lying in portion of Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 34 East,
Okeechobee County, Florida, and lying 30.00 feet on either side of and parallel
with the following described cntediine:
Commence at the East A1 comer of said Section 18, and bear S 00212'12"E, along
the West line of said Section 18, for a distance of 696.16 feet to a point lying In
an existing asphalt road known as NW 141st Avenue and the Point of Beginning;
Thence bear S 23 25' 41" E along said existing asphalt road for a distance of 278.66
feetto a point; thence bear S 09 14' 57" E, continuing along said existing asphalt
road, for a distance of 532.25 feet to a point; thence bear 511 35' 43" E, con-
tinuing along said existing asphalt road, for a distance of 1164.48 feet to the inter-
section with the North line of NW 1st Street and the point of terminus of said
centeline; sidelines extending or contracting to intersect the North right of way
line of SW 1st Street on the South and said West line of said Section 18 on the
North
AND
A strip of land lying in a portion of Section 13, Township 37 South, Range 33 East,
Okeechobee County, Florida, and lying 30.00 feet on either side of and parallel
with the following described centerline:
Commence at the East 'A comer of Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 34 East,
and bear S 00" 12' 12" E along the West line of said Section 18, being also the
:.i.'i '.. 1] i ,:1 .,i tfor a distance of 696.16 feet to a point lying In an ex-
isung aspnal 1uoa0 Knowli as NW 141 st Avenue and the Point of Beginning;
Thence bear N 23 25' 41" W in said Section 13, and along said existing road, for a
distance of 2000 feet to the point of terminus; sidelines extending or contracting
to intersect the East line of said Section 13 on the South.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
152852 ON 8/4/06


UEEcHUnECuue UUN T I r OalUUB OUnU rULIU
In accordance with the Admlnistrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Stat-
utes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will con-
sider amendment of the School Board policy listed below at their meeting on
Tuesday, September 5, 2006, at 6:00 p.m., In Room 303 of the School Boar Ad-
ministrative Office at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee.
Copies of theproposed policy amendments are available In the School Board Office
located at 700 SW. 2nd Avenue, Room 307.
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 4.20 Student Progression Plan
This policy Includes the Student Progression Plan.
The revisions to the Student Progression Plan Include: replacing
Academic Improvement Plans with Progress Monitoring Plans;.addlng new
middle school promotion requirements for students entering 6th grade in
2006-07; adding requirementfor an exit interview with a student who
Intends to drop out of school; and revising graduation requirements for
newly enrolled 9th grade students in 2007-08.
The legal authority for this policy is FS. 1001.41; 1001.45. Laws
imp lamented are F.S. 1001.43; 1003.43; 1003.21; 1003.437; 1003.49.
This policy amendment will not affect Individuals from an economic
standpoint.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
152863 ON 8/4/06

NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF COUNTY EASEMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a regular meeting of the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Okeechobee County, Florida, on the 13th day of July, 2006, a Resolu-
tion was adopted pursuant to Sections 336.09 and 336.10, Florida Statutes,
whereby the County of Okeechobee vacated, closed, abandoned, renounced and
disclaimed all rights of the county and the public in a county right-of-way further
described as follows:
That portion of the NW 1st Street (f/ka Orange Street) rght-fo-way between and
adjoining Blocks 55 and 56, all of the alley right-of-way in Block 55 and all of the
alley right-of-way in Block 56, all in Okeechobee Park subdivision according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 35, public records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
John W.Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
152801 ON 8/4/06


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING
RECLASSIFICATION AND CONSIDERATION OF
A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and
Appeals on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 7:00 pm In the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse,
304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request
for a change in zoning from the existing classifications of
Government Use (GU) and Residential Single Family (RSF) to
the proposed classification of Neighborhood Commerclal-2
(NC-2) and to consider a Special Exception to allow a retail
plant nursery within a Neighborhood Commercial-2 (NC-2)
zoning district. The property owner and applicant is Carrol
Word. The property address is 4525 Highway 70 East and is
more particularly described as follows:

Lots 1-4, inclusive and Lots 6-38, Inclusive, Block 58,
Okeechobee Gardens subdivision, all lying in Section 13,
Township 37 South, Range 35 East, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 30, public records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, August
23, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a
change in zoning will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 9:00 am
in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.

ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the Clerk and of the Planning
Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2006-0644 and S-2006-0655


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Planning Board on Tuesday, August 22,
2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change in
zoning from the existing classification of Commercial (C) to the
proposed classification of Residential Single Family (RSF), The
property owner and applicant is Maronda Homes, Inc. of
Florida. The property is located on the east side of US Highway
98, north of NW 36th Street and is more particularly described
as follows:

Lots 17-23, Block 64, Basswood, Unit 6, according to the
plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, of the
Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, August
23, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting 'Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a
change In zoning will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, September f4, 2006 at 9:00 am
In the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the Clerk and of the Planning
Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2006-0643



NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF INSTALLATION
OF A USED DWELLING UNIT
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Board of Adjustments and Appeals on
Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a PERMIT
APPLICATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A USED
DWELLING UNIT in a Residential Rural (RR) zoning district.
The property owner and applicant is Kimberly Korbel. The
property address is 4440 SE 134th Avenue and is more
particularly described as follows:
Parcel number 16, Quail Woods, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 33 and 34, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, August
23, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments
and Appeals with respect to any matter" considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made and that the record Includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based.
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # M-2006-0269


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of tie City of Okeechobes, Florida will
on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIUC HEARING on and there-
after to consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 952: AN
ORDINANCE CLOSING, VACATING AND ABANDONING THE ALLEYS OR ALLEY-
WAYS AS DESCRIBED HEREIN, WITHIN BLOCK 92, CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA; AND DIRECTING THE CITY CLERK TO RECORD THE ORDI-
NANCE IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA: PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

between Lots 1 to 6, and 7 to 12 within Block 92, CITY OF OEECHOBEE, ac-
cording to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5 of the public records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
fmemb a thepublic are e cousaed to sadand darttciaate in said leiuadn.
Ic In the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except tor holidays.
EE TAKE (OTI.1E D0 .E AVID tat ia ersontesre steaJ Y
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for offidal records of
the Clerk.
8. pesns d as ne n m parnae
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) voring days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD 1-600-222-3448 (voice) or t-888-447-5620 (TTY).
1 MCCITYCLERK


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
The South Florida Water Management District Leasing Corp. announces a public
meeting to which all interested parties are invited:


DATE& TIME:
Au ust 9, 2006 At the conclusion of the South Forida Water Management District
toveming Board Regular Meeting, but in no event earlier than 9:00 AM
PURPOSE:
To authorize the execution and delivery of a Master Lease Purchase Agreement be-
tween the South Florida Water Management District Leasing Corp and the South
Floridda Water Management District and other related documentation in connection
with the lease purchase financing of certain components of the Accerier8 Project;
authorizing the issuance and sale of Certificates of Participation, Series 2006 in
an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $600,000,000 for the purpose'of fi-
nancing certain components of the Acceder8 Project and to conduct other South
Florida Water Management District Leasing Corp. business.
LOCATION: The SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT HEADQUAR-
TERS. B-1 BUILDING, AUDITORIUM, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach,
Florida 33406.
A copy of the agenda may be obtained (1) at the Distnct offices during normal busi-
ness hours at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33416 or (2) by writing
to the South Florida Water Management District, Mail Stop 2130, RP 0. Box
24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680.


/Sr Persons with disabilities who need assistance may contact the District Clerk, at
(561) 686-8800, at least two business days in advance of the meeting to make
S appropriate arrangements.

Those who want more information, please contact Paul E Dumars, Sr., Chief Finan-
cial Officer, Executive Office (Phone Number: 561-682-6212) District Headquar-
ters, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406.
153201 ON 8/3/06


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