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Okeechobee News


Vol. 97 No. 221 Wednesday, August 9, 2006 504 Plus tax


Briefs


GEC customers
warned of outage
Glades Electric Cooperative
will be doing scheduled main-
tenance of the Bassinger Sub-
station on Friday, Aug. 11.
An 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 this outage -
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. 13, from 1 until 5
p.m. in order to conduct a train-
ing session for their employees.

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OHS volleyball
kicks off season
The Okeechobee High
School varsity volleyball team
will kick off the 2006 season
Saturday when they host a pre-
season volleyball tournament
in the O.H.S. gymnasium.
Okeechobee will host Sebring
at 10 a.m. Glades Day School
will face Merritt Island Christian
at 11:30 a.m. The losing teams
will square off in a consolation
match at 2 p.m. prior to the
winners taking to the court at
3:30 p.m.
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Drought Index
Current: 453
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.16 feet


Lake level
LastYear:
16.16 feet ,-
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water' Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

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Financing of OUA plant unclear


OUA says
expansion may
be scaled back

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Plans for expansion of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) surface water treatment
plant may have to be scaled
down depending on the amount
of interest shown by developers


in the expansion.
Most of the Tuesday, Aug. 8,
meeting of the OUA board of
directors was devoted to discus-
sion of financing and possibh
downsizing plant expansion
plans.
The agenda issued the day
before the meeting called for a
workshop before the meeting to
hear the finance team's recom-
mendations on plant expansion.
No official action can be taken at
workshop.
However, OUA board chair-


man George Long decided not to
convene a workshop and to hear
the preseritation as part of the
regi-ular board meeting so that
a:n\ .recessar\ action could be
taken
It has been the intent of OUA
that the cost of any surface water
treatment plant expansion be
boi ne by developers and not by
current ratepayers.
A major part of financing was
to come from capital connec-
.tions fees obligated by develop-
ter's agreements. Developers had


Summer fun: Friends enjoy outdoor activities
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Adults with disabilities from ARC of Okeechobee enjoyed an outing at Sanibel Island on
the West Coast. Starting out early in the morning (front row. left to right) Mary, Kelly,
Steven, Craig, Nathan; and, (back row, left to right) Billy. Holly and Hazel rode the ARC
bus to the beach for a fun-filled day in the sun.


originally shown interest in help-
ing finance the expansion. How-
ever, board members learned at
their July meeting that not
enough developers had shown
interest in the proposed 3 million
gallons a day (MGD) expansion.
The financial plan put togeth-
er by D.A. Davidson & Co., OUA's
consulting firm, was based on
collection of upfront connection
fees for 5,300 units. This would
help finance a plant expansion of
3 MGD. However, actual develop-
ers' agreements signed by the


July meeting totaled fewer than
1,000 units.
The original financing plan
was for developers to pay capitol
connection charges of 50 percent
down, followed by a payment of
40 percent and then the remain-
ing 10 percent would be paid
over 24 months. That plan was
not acceptable to many of the
developers who are dependant
upon surfacewater treatment

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County to deal


with shell pit


issue Thursday*


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee Ne'. '
For the second time, the
Okeechobee Cournt, Board of
County Comminssioners will
consider the Daniel shell pit
issue % hen the\ meet tomor-
That shell pit is one of
man) issues on the lengthy
agenda cornmissioners. will
be facing. The agenda also
includes Lconidennrig an inter-
local agreement for school
pl:rmin wg bei'\..rn the _.:,ho l,
ba ,rd, the count, arnd thl- Cjt
of Okeechobee, receiving the
final usirnring report for
Okeechobee County, and
adopting a Community Devel-


opment Block Grant (CDBG)
Hurricane Housing Assistance
Plan.
Since last November,
Oscar Daniel has been seek-
ing to expand his shell pit
operations. Thus far, he has
been unable to acquire use of
the S.W. 67th Drive to haul
shell for his mine without
conditions that he does not
find disagreeable. The matter
has already been before the
boaid of adjustments and
appeils, the site plan review
cu iTilittee unld-ti h _i'C m 'lib-..
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All cities and counties in ,
Florida are now required to
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Complaint leads


to man's arrest


on drug charges


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Katie Ward (left) and Brooke McCrary (right) appear to be having a good time at the
Okeechobee Church of God Vacation Bible School.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A local man was arrested on
drug charges after deputies
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) report-
edly found him passed out in
the front seat of his vehicle.
Beau Asher Emley, 22,
N.W. 29th Ave., was arrested
Sunday, Aug. 6, and booked
into the Okeechobee County
Jail under a bond of $65,000.
Emley is charged with the
felonies of possession of a


controlled
substance
(two
counts),
possession
of cocaine
and posses-
sion of
metham-
phetamine.
He is also
facing mis-
demeanor


Beau
Emley


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Expired tag leads to women's arrests


After confiscating a cigarette
that was allegedly laced with
cocaine, an Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) deputy
arrested two local women on
drug charges.
Arrested Friday, Aug. 4, were
Jennifer Lee Johnson, 20, N.W.
First. St., and Jamie Lee Connelly,
25, S.E. 14th Ave. Both women
were charged with possession of
cocaine and booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $5,000 each.
According to a report by OCSO
Deputy Donald Ellis, he was sum-
moned to the 800 block of N.E.
Ninth Ave. The deputy and his K-9
Ruby were requested by Okee-
chobee City Police Department
Officer Russ Cale who had a car
stopped there. The officer was


Jamie
Connelly


Jennifer
Johnson


issuing the driver, Connelly, a cita-
tion for expired tag.
After his arrival the deputy
approached Connelly and asked
for consent to search her car for
illegal narcotics, but she declined
to give him permission.
Deputy Ellis then had K-9 Ruby
sniff the outside of the 2002 pas-


senger car. The deputy stated in
his report that Ruby alerted to the
driver's door and to a pack of cig-
arettes that was lying on the trunk
of the car.
He then asked who the ciga-
rettes belonged to, and Johnson
said they were hers.
The deputy then had Ruby sniff
each woman, and the K-9 report-
edly alerted to the right front
pocket of Connelly's pants.
As he began to search the car,
Deputy Ellis allegedly found a
plastic baggie on the floor of the
car that contained a white pow-
der. When field tested, the pow-
der indicated a positive result for
the presence of cocaine.
The deputy stated in his report
that the suspected cocaine
weighed 0.3 grams. .


He went on to state in his
report that he found a cigarette
lying below the ashtray that was
the same brand as the pack of cig-
arettes that were on the trunk.
Deputy Ellis stated that the tip of
the cigarette was twisted. He then
untwisted the end of the cigarette
and dumped a small amount of
the tobacco into his hand. The
tobacco, he wrote, appeared to
be laced with another substance.
When he field tested the
tobacco it indicated a positive
result for the presence of cocaine.
A third woman in the vehicle
was released because Ruby did
not alert to her, and she could not
be connected to any of the alleged
illegal drugs found in the car, stat-
ed Deputy Ellis.


11 arrested for fighting in parking lot


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
As many as 11 people were
arrested and charged with riot
following a fight in which a golf
club was the apparent weapon
of choice.
The fight reportedly began at
a business in downtown Okee-
chobee, but was continued to
the parking lot of a motel on
U.S. 441 S.E.
Arrested were: Pedro Lucio,
26, Glenda St., Houston, Texas;
Armando Lucio, 23, Deep
Grove, Houston, Texas; Ashley
Tagle, 22, N.W. 23rd Ave., Okee-
chobee; Jesus Fuentos, 23,
Okeechobee; Roberto Gonza-
lez, 22, Okeechobee; Juan Gon-
zalez, 22, Okeechobee; Daniel
Salazar, 24, N.W. 24th Ave.,


Plant

Continued From Page 1
plant expansion in order to
accomplish their development
plans.
At Tuesday's meeting, finan-
cial consultant Jeff Larson of D.
A. Davidson presented an alter-
native plan that was more favor-
able to the developers. It would
require 10 percent down and 10
percent the following year. Then
for the next four years, develop-
qrs would pay 20 percent year.
"This makes sense to me,"
said developer Mike Brooks of
the new financing plan.
"Clearly it's more advanta-
geous than the other plan," stat-
ed realtor Brandon Tucker.
Board member Elder Sumner
noted that the large number'of
developers in attendance at the
meeting testified to the fact that
developers were in favor of the


Pit

Continued From Page 1
coordinate with school boards
concerning providing for school
facilities. The interlocal agree-
ment will address such matters
as siting, planning, coordination
and availability of public school
facilities. However, the empha-
sis will be on the availability of
public school facilities concur-
rent with the impact of new
development.
The intent is that new devel-
opment will help pay for
expanded school facilities.
The visioning report Lynn
Topel will present was funded
with a grant from the Florida
Department of Community
Affairs (DCA). The visioning
process provided an opportunity
for citizens to come together to


Arrest

Continued From Page 1
charges of possession of drug
paraphernalia (four counts) and
possession of marijuana.
An OCSO incident report by
Deputy Eddie Baker indicates
that he, along with Deputy Cor-
poral Jack Nash and Deputy
Mark Margerum, responded to a
complaint about a suspicious
vehicle that was parked in an
apartment complex on S.W.
28th St., and was still running.
The deputy stated that the vehi-


Okeechobee; Jose Jimenez, 22,
N.W. 34th Ave., Okeechobee;
Gabriel Enriquez-Medina, 25,
Gorman Street, Wisconsin; and
Juan Enriquez-Medina, 24,
Malvern, Ark.
Everyone's bond was set at
$1,500 except for Pedro Lucio
and Armando Lucio. Their
bonds were set at $250 each.
An arrest report by Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) Deputy Kristin Gray
indicated that two of those
involved in the fight were trans-
ported to Raulerson Hospital for
treatment, but did not indicate
the names of those receiving
treatment.
She also indicated in her
report that all of those involved
had blood and scratches. on
their hands, faces and arms.


plan.
Crucial to this plan is the abili-
ty to make assessments on the
property to assure payment of
commitments. If the affected
property were assessed for the
capitol connection charges, the
required percentage would be
attached to each year's tax bill.
When the developer sold the
property, the remaining capital
connection fees would have to
be paid in full.
"Without thi assessment, it
would be hard'for me to vote for
this proposal," said board mem-
ber Carl Leonard.
In order for OUA to levy a spe-
cial assessment, the interlocal
agreement between the city and
the county that formed OUA
would have to be amended.
Board attorney Tom Conley was
directed to draft an amendment
to the agreement that would
provide for special assessments.
This amendment would have to


talk about their aspirations for
the future and confront the chal-
lenges before them.
This report is the -result of
three public workshops where
participants identified what was
important to them individually
and then developed priorities as
a group. This resulted in a docu-
ment that reflects the priorities
of those county residents that
participated in the meetings.
The board will also consider
the Hurricane Housing Assis-
tance Plan that will be presented
by Deborah Belcher, the coun-
ty's grant consultant. This plan
for assisting homeowners affect-
ed by the 2005 hurricanes is a
requirement when submitting
for a Community Development
Block Grant from the DCA.
The county could be award-
ed up to $1,535,548. Of that
amount, 70 percent must be
devoted to housing recovery.


cle was parked halfway onto the
roadway and a grassy area
inside the complex.
Apparently, some residents of
the area had tried to wake the
man but were unsuccessful.
Cpl. Nash stated that after he
arrived on the scene he found a
man, later identified as Emley,
slumped over in the seat of his
car. The deputy then reached in,
turned the car off and pulled the
keys from the ignition.
"I then looked over the sus-
pect and saw that he was
breathing but (he) was com-
pletely unresponsive to me


Although everyone was
involved in the fight, no one
would say who started the fight,
stated Deputy Gray.
Deputy Gray said upon her
arrival at the motel she saw one
person lying on the ground with
numerous injuries to his face.
She also saw blood on the
ground, as well as broken glass
and a golf club.
Another golf club was found
in the front seat of a truck that
belonged to Tagle, stated
Deputy Gray.
Another OCSO deputy on the
scene, Donald Ellis, wrote in his
report that after getting out of
his vehicle at the motel he
ordered one man to drop the
golf club he was carrying and he
did.
Another man, later identified


be approved by the city and by
the county.
Since there was not enough
demand for treatment capacity,
to finance a 3 MGD expansion,
Mr. Larson proposed two alter-
natives.
Plan A would provide for. a
one-half MGD expansion at an
estimated cos: of about $8 mil-
lion. This proposed expansion
would accommodate 1,000 to
about 1,950 additional units.
Plan B would provide for expan:
sion of 2 MGD at an estimated
cost of $17.8 million and provide
for 3,500( new units.
"The big question mark is the
amount of developer participa-
tion," Mr. Long said.
The board decided to %wail
until next month's meeting to
see how many developers would
sign-on to the new financing
plan.
John Hayford, OUA executive
director, told the board that in


The balance can be used for
administrative purposes and
community improvement proj-
ects.
In other action, the board is
scheduled to:
consider a request to
change the zoning from agricul-
ture to neighborhood commer-
cial-2 on S.R. 70 E. property
owned by George Goodbread;.
consider changing the zon-
ing from agriculture to residen-
tial single family-estate on C.R.
15-A property owned by Okee-
chobee Waterway Investments;
conduct a public hearing
on abandoning a platted right-
of-way in Renfroe Park Subdivi-
sion;
conduct a public hearing
on abandoning a platted right-
of-way in Petit Park Subdivision;
consider granting prelimi-
nary plat approval to the pro-
posed 368-unit New Okee-_


nudging him," stated Cpl. Nash
in his report.
He went on to state in his
report that he allegedly saw a
pipe commonly used to smoke
marijuana in the man's right
hand, and a needle resting on
his thigh. Cpl. Nash went on to
say he reportedly saw a spoon
with what looked to be a piece
of a pill on it.
As he began to photograph
the man and the interior of the
vehicle, the man awoke.
According to OCSO reports,
the deputies confiscated: a used
needle; a spoon with a broken


as Salazar, was reportedly trying
to strike another man with a golf
club. The deputy said Salazar
was bleeding profusely from the
back of his head.
Salazar, wrote Deputy Ellis,
was then restrained by another
man and dropped the golf club.
Although her report doesn't
say who, Deputy Gray said three
men fled from the parking lot
but were later arrested in a
room in the motel.
Deputy Gray also indicated in
her report that blood and a
blood-soaked T-shirt was found
in the road just west of the
motel. She indicated blood was
also found on several vehicles
parked in the motel parking lot.
"It is unknown who the
blood belonged to," she wrote
in her report.


the month of June the plant was
operating at an average daily
capacity of 82 percent and that
the bulk of the remaining capaci-
ty had been reserved by existing
developers' agreements.
In other action, the board:
received the financial report
for the period ending July. 31;
agreed to purchase a pick-
up truck at a cost not to exceed
$15,000;
received a report on Hurri-
cane Wilma damage and roof
repairs to OUA facilities;
scheduled a budget work-
shop for Aug. 15 at 8:30 a.m.;
approved the purchase and
installation of two pumps at the
surface water treatment plant at
a total cost of $30,200; and,
ratified emergency expens-
es of $7,165 for the purchase and
installation of a new surge pro-
tector.


chobee townhouse develop-
ment to be located on the east
side of S.W. 16th Avenue;
receive the 2005 audit and
financial statements;
e award a contract for rail-
road track installation for Royal
Concrete Concepts;
establish the estimated
assessment rate for the Okee-
chobee County Fire/Rescue
Department;
establish estimated solid
waste assessment rates;
approve a group health
insurance plan for county
employees;
approve minor language
changes to the Local Agency
Program agreement with the
Florida Department of Trans-
portation; and,
award a contract for air
conditioning replacement at
Lightsey's Restaurant.


piece of pill; a red straw that,
after being tested, indicated the
presence of methamphetamine
and cocaine in a residue found
inside the straw; 4.4 grams of a
substance that after being field
tested indicated the presence of
marijuana; a pipe similar to the
type commonly used to smoke
marijuana; a cigarette that, after
being field tested, indicated the
presence of marijuana; suspect-
ed Xanex bars that weighed a
total of 3.2 grams; and, two
green pills suspected of being 80
mg Oxycodone.


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Foley's aide to hold local hours
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker, aide to U.S. Representative
Mark Foley (R- I 6th D.), will be in Okeechobee on Thursday, Aug.
10, from 9 until I I a.m.
Ms. Decker will be in room 106 of the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W Second St. She can also be reached by call-
ing (863) 763-6441.

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

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

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


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Obituaries


Ralph H.
'Rube' Varner
Ralph H. "Rube" Varner, age
80, of Okeechobee, died Aug. 6,
2006, at the Hamrick Home in
Okeechobee. He was born Oct.
2, 1925, in Hanover, Pa., and
lived there until moving to Okee-
chobee 25 years ago. He graduat-
ed from Hanover High School in
1943, and attended Lock Haven
State University. He served in the
Navy from 1942 until 1946,
aboard the USS Mulany, DD528,
in the South Pacific, and received
an honorable discharge. He was
a member of St. Matthew Luther-
an Church, Hanover, Pa., a life
member of the Okeechobee
Elks, #2558 (secretary for two
terms), a life member of
AMVETS Post #22, Hanover, Pa.,
VFW Post 10539 of Okeechobee,
American Legion Post #64 of
Okeechobee, Loval Order of the
Moose #1753 Lc- ii.:--ech- e.'t-,
and a charter nr ,i'-nI :'r i-,:
Okeechobee .'...RPP.
He is preceded in death by:
his parents, Charles H. and
Norma M. Varner; brothers,
Charles Varner, and Alvin Meck-
ley; and, sister, Bertha M. Mayer.
He is survived by: his wife of
57 years, Shirley Sterner Varner of
Okeechobee; children, Ashley B.
(Susan) Varner of Latrobe, Pa., ,
and Pamela S. Varner of Okee-
chobee; grandchildren, Ashley B.
Varner II of Mechanicsville, Md.,
Meg S. Varner of Latrobe, Pa.,
Joseph D. Worley of Philadel-
phia, Pa., and Kate S, Worley of
Arlington, Va.; and, great-grand-
children, Elizabeth N. Varner of


Mechanicsville, Md.
A private family burial will be
at a later date at the Mt. Olivet
Cemetery, Hanover, Pa. Arrange-
ments will be -under the care of
the Wetzel Funeral Home,
Hanover, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, the family
has requested that donations be
made to the Hospice of Okee-
chobee. P.O. Box 1548, Okee-
chobee, Fla., 34973.
All local arrangements are
under the direction and care of
the Buxton Funeral Home and
Crematory.

Patricia
'Granny' Taylor
- Patricia "Granny" Taylor, age
63, of Okeechobee, died Aug. 8,
2006, at Okeechobee Hospice
House. Ms. Taylor was born Aug.


28, 1942, in Nashville, Tenn., to
Walter and Rosa Lee Lannom.
She was a homemaker of the
Baptist faith
having come
to Okee-
chobee from
Nashville in
1999. She
loved garden- -t
ing; her grand-
children; and,
taking care of
her little dog Patricia
"Precious". rc
Ms. Taylor Taylor
is survived by:
two daughters, Cathy Crum of
Okeechobee and Teddie (Bobby)
Knight of Ashland, Tenn.; two
sons, Jackie (Melinda) Rediker of
Okeechobee and Jason Rediker
of Okeechobee; eleven grand-
children; six great grandchildren;
and, her sister, Maybelle Kittrell


of Nashville, Tenn.
All services will be held in
Joelton, Tenn., by Anderson Gar-
rett Funeral Home.
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Community Events

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 a.m. 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.

CIS/PAL golf tourney planned
Communities in Schools (CIS) and the Police Athletic League
will be hosting their seventh annual golf tournament on Saturday,
Aug. 26, beginning with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at the Okeechobee.
Golf & Country Club. Hole, tee and team sponsorships are still
-available. Prizes will be given to the winning team, as well as the
ninth and next-to-last place teams. Monetary donations will be
accepted, and volunteers are still needed to help \with the tourna-
ment. On the day of the event, barbecue chicken and rib dinners
will be sold. All proceeds from the tournament will go to fund CIS
projects. For information, call (863) 462-5863.

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

Barnyard Buddies plan meeting
The first meeting of the Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club will be held
Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H Exten-
sion office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Barnyard Buddies is a small, non-com-
petitive club 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, club 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 Buddies is invited to the
Sept. 9 meeting. Or, they may sign up at the Okeechobee County 4-
H Extension office Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For
information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.





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Upcoming Events

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 Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
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.

Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next
camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park
St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
Ongoing Careglver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome.
The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meet-
ings are held at Hospice at 4:11 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863)
467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home ol
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-7954.
The Republican Club will meet at 6.30 p.m at the Clock Restaurant,
1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold at (863) 610-
2280.

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863)
467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-.
ing a part of a caring group is 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, locat-
ed 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 7p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee,
1902 S. Parrott Ave.. on the second Saturday of the month beginning at 6
p.m. Tnere is no charge to attend and all Christian singers and musicians
are welcome to lake part. For information, contact the church at (863)
763-6869; Pastor Lee Minion at (863) 763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at
(863)467-6657.
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 ques-
tions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart at
(863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materi-
als and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for infor-
mation.
A.A, meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S, Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick
Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of
the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee
County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until
5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.


Community Events

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

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


Community Events

Church hosts Summer Camp Meeting
The annual Summer Camp Meeting at the Church of God, 301
N.E. Fourth Ave., will feature special guest speakers Evangelist Far-
rell Kyser of Alabama and Reverend Floyd Lawhon of California.
Services will continue through Friday, Aug. 11, and will start at
7:30 p.m. There will be a nursery available each night for children
up to the age of 3, and a Children's Church will be held for chil-
dren between the ages of 4 and 12. The church is located behind
McDonald's Restaurant. For information, call (863) 763-4127.

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 Ejdeavors 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 Walts 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.

Church hosting gospel sing
A gospel sing hosted by the Gospel Lighthouse will be held Fri-
day, Aug. 11, at the Christian Seventh Day Baptist Church, 914
WN. Park St., beginning at 7:30 p.m. For information, contact
Reverend Hampton at (863) 357-0455.
Church hosting gospel sing
The Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., will host
a gospel sing Saturday, Aug. 12, beginning at 6 p.m. All Christian
singers and musicians are welcome to participate, and the public
is invited. For information call the church at (863) 763-6869; or,
Reverend Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373 or (863) 697-8517.
VFW hosting links tourney
veterans s of Foreign \\ars 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.

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

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

Foster grandparents are sought
The Area Agency on Aging is looking for seniors who would
like to work with local school children as foster grandparents. Fos-
ter grandparents are volunteers over the age of 60, who work one-
on-one with students in a classroom setting to help children
improve in school. The program is sponsored by the Area Agency
on Aging. Foster grandparents receive a tax-free stipend and
mileage reimbursement. They also receive lunch at the school.
Anyone interested in learning more about the program is invited
to attend the volunteers meeting and lunch on Aug. 16 at 10 a.m.
at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch, 323 N. Parrott
Ave. For information, contact Lynn Vidulich at 800-773-1895.
DEC meeting is planned
The Okeechobee Democratic executive committee will hold
it's annual Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner Saturday,' Aug.
19, at the KOA Convention Center, 4276 U.S. 441 S., at 6-p.m.
Speakers will be State Senator Dave Aronberg and U.S. Senator
Bill Nelson. Local and state officials and candidates will also be in
attendance. Tickets are $30. For information, call (863) 357-8680.
Scholarship benefit planned
A benefit for the Clint Ward Memorial Agriculture Scholarship
Fund will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, on the 4L Ranch, 8400 S.W.
Fox Brown Road, in Indiantown starting at 4 p.m. There will be an
open round-robin roping competition, music, barbecue, auction
and prize giveaways. The entry fee for the roping event is $100.
Registration will begin at 4 p.m., with roping to liegin at 5 p.m. For
donation information, contact LoraGomez at (772) 260-1495.
Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned


The annual Labor Day Festival, Pardle and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W 23rd
Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863)
462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.
Martha's House needs computer
Martha's House is in need of an updated working computer for
their shelter. It just needs to have basic programs and the capability
of internet connection. To donate this item, call (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 610-9192 and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If there is no answer,
please leave a message. The donation is tax deductible.






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6 LIFESTYLES


Births


Haley and Cammryn Hawes
Cammryn
Lynnae Hawes
Douglas and Elizabeth Hawes
of Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Cammryn Lynnae
Hawes. She was born July 9,
2006, at Martin Memorial Hospital
in Stuart. She weighed 7 lbs., 4
ozs., and was 18 inches long.
Cammryn was welcomed
home by her sister, Haley Hawes.


Maternal grandparents are
Mike and Sharon Connah of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Debbie and Harry Hawes of
Okeechobee.
Great- grandparents are Joan
and Grady Goggans of Okee-
chobee.
Brekken
Josef Rhoden
Rufus and Joellen Rhoden of
Okeechobee, are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Brekken Josef Rhoden. He was
born June 6, 2006, at Lawnwood
Regional Medical Center in Ft.
Pierce. Brekken weighed 10 lbs.,
4 ozs., and was 21.5 inches long.
He was welcomed home by
his sister Paisley.


Brekken Rhoden
Maternal grandparents are
Mary and Joseph Lawlis of Okee-
chobee.
Paternal grandparents are
George Rhoden of Martin County
and Lora Rhoden of Port St. Lucie.


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Thank you for a
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On May 30, 2006, the 18th
annual Grad Nite party was held
for our Okeechobee High School
graduating seniors. I apologize for
the delay in recognition, but up
until now I still had some contri-
butions coming in. Let me tell you
about the wonderful place that
we live in. Once again this year
our businesses and community
came together to keep our gradu-
ating seniors and their dates safe
and off the streets on graduation
night.
The town of Okeechobee
came to the table with donations
in excess of $25,000. The money
donated went for cash prizes,
electronics, music, etc.
The party went off without a
single problem. The students
were a joy to be with.
As chairman of this event, I
would personally like to thank
every contributor and volunteer
who helped to make this a mem-
orable and safe night for the chil-
dren of Okeechobee. Year. after
year Okeechobee makes it
known that our children matter.
Okeechobee is the place that I am
proud to call home and the place
where I send my children to
school. There is no other place
that I am more proud of, and
when people ask me what is that
charm around your neck, I am
very fast to answer, "This is where
I live, Lake Okeechobee, the place
where people know each other
and our children are our biggest
resource.
The following made Grad Nite
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Legion Auxiliary #64, American
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Domer's Inc., Domino's Pizza,
Don's Appliances, Inc., Donut
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Country Night Club, Elite Title,
Elks Lodge No. 2558, Elliot's
Pawn Shop, Emory Walker Co.,
Inc., Donna Gail Enrico, Executive
Hair, Design, Fantasy Lighting,
Farm Bureau Insurance, First
Bank of Indiantown, First Baptist
Church, First United Methodist
Church, Florida Power and Light,
Fred George, Freedom Ranch,
Gator Feed Co., Gilbert Chevrolet,
Gilbert Snapper, Glades Electric
Coop., GM Worley, Inc., Golden
Corral, Greg and Sherry Pollard,
Gun Owners of Okeechobee,
Amy and Michael Haddan, Har-
mon Tire, Hazellief & Prevatt
Realty, Hi-Tek Automotive, Bruce
A. Homer, Homes by Jolicoeur,
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Community Events

AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping with the
event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year, which is Breast
Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer survivor or would like to
be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or
Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers a
continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7 until 8 p.m.
Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity to "purchase"
items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not be held during the
month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-6320.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on the
second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The mobile unit
will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the fourth Sat-
urday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of August
may be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood types are
needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications and condi-
tions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be
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Seminole Tribe of Florida, Shoe
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GMC, Skip's, Speedy's Transmis-
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Lanes, Subway, Sun Trust Bank,
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Bell, Tenniswood Dental Lab, The
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Chapter XP, TNT Construction,
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Tri-County Supply, Tucker Group,
Walpole, Inc., Wash Mart, Waste
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mer, Wendy's, Williams Pawn
and Gun, Williamson Cattle Co.,
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 9, 2006


OHS volleyball kicks


off 2006 fall season


The Okeechobee High School
varsity volleyball team will kick off
the 2006 season Saturday when
they host a pre-season volleyball
tournament in the O.H.S. gymnasi-
um. Okeechobee will host Sebring
at 10 a.m. Glades Day School will
face Merritt Island Christian at
11:30 a.m. The losing teams will
square off in a consolation match
at 2 p.m. prior to the winners tak-
ing to the court at 3:30 p.m. Last
year Merritt Island Christian defeat-
ed Okeechobee in the champi-
onship match.
There will be barbecue pork
dinners on sale during the Pre-sea-
son Classic for $5. They can be
picked up to take home or eaten in
the cafeteria.
"We're looking to bring the
Classic trophy back to Okee-
chobee," said Brahman head
coach George May. "We had won
the three previous Pre-season
Classics and we got accustomed to
seeing that trophy in our trophy
case. I think the girls want to bring
it home."
With six seniors and nine
returning varsity players, the Lady
Brahmans of 2006 look very much
like the team from 2005. Seniors
Kelley Smiley, Tierra Allen, Shau-
naye Brown and Katie Bryan begin
their fourth season as varsity play-
ers and Maurisa Simmons and Erin
Kersey add depth and experience.
Juniors Joleyne Skeen, Lauren
Throop and Jess Klingler saw sig-
nificant playing time last season
and round out the returning Brah-
man players. Newcomers are jun-
ior Katie Murrow, who moves up
from the junior varsity and fresh-
man Monica Koger. Though the
Brahmans schedule again features
many top-rated teams, look for
their depth and experience to
make them a contender again in
2006.
Last season Okeechobee got a


taste of the big time by starting the
season with a 10-2 record and a
state ranking that climbed to num-
ber six before tapering off at the
end of the season. They would
eventually fall to 16-13 and finished
third in District 15-4A and fourth in
the Treasure Lake Conference.
"We started strong last year,"
explained Coach May, "but we did-
n't finish that way. With our experi-
ence, I hope that we can make an
extended run this season. We've
got six seniors and I believe they
want it. I see a hunger that I didn't
see last year. If they choose to lead,
the sky's the limit. Our motto is
'one at a time'. Just focus on the
moment, one contact, one prac-
tice, one game. If they do that,
things will take care of them-
selves."
Perennial district power Sun-
coast, finally won the state cham-
pionship last year on their third try
and graduated six seniors. Expect
this season to be a rebuilding year
for them. Last season's district run-
ner-up Jensen Beach and Okee-
chobee should contend for the dis-
trict title. Okeechobee defeated
Jensen twice during the regular
season last year, but dropped the
one that counted in a hard fought,
five game match during the district
tournament. The Brahman's
schedule includes matched with
perennial state powerhouse teams
Lake Worth Christian, Martin
County, Sebastian River, Suncoast
and King's Academy. They will
also face stiff competition in two
tournaments; the Champions Var-
sity Tournament in Orlando on
Sept. 8-9 and the Palm Beach Invi-
tational in West Palm Beach on
Oct. 6-7. The first regular season
contest is at home against a very
good John Carroll squad on Tues-
day, Aug. 15. The freshmen play at
4 p.m.; the junior varsity at 5:30
p.m. and the varsity at 6:30 p.m.


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Teen bass tourney
New club member Mason Caldwell got his first taste of
club competition when he competed in the Big "0" Teen
Anglers, Inc. bass tournament. Caldwell brought in one
bass weighing 1.56 Ibs.


Sports. Briefs


OHS gold seats
are now available
Gold seats for Brahman home
football games are now on sale.
Gold seats cost $100 each and
allow entry to all regular-season
home games, and for all Brahman
athletics.
For information, contact Daryl
Roehm, OHS athletic director, at
(863) 447-0566.

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 cur-
rent physical must be on record
with the school.
For information contact coach
Mark Ward at (863) 634-1722.
Tourney trail
changes slate
The Christian Team Trail will
not hold their monthly bass tour-
naments during the months of
July and August.
They will resume their tourna-
ment trail on Sept. 2.


2006 O.H.S. Volleyball Schedule set


The following are the 2006
schedules for the freshmen, junior
varsity and varsity Lady Brahman
volleyball teams:
Aug. 12: Chobee Pre-Season
Classic-home.
(Okeechobee vs. Sebring-10
a.m.; Glades Day vs. Merritt Island,
Ch.-1 1:30 a.m.; Consolation match-
2 p.m.; Championship match-3:30
p.m.
Aug. 15: O.H.S. vs. John Carroll
(TLC)-home. Fresh.-4 p.m.; JV-5:30
p.m.; V-6:30 p.m.
Aug. 17: O.H.S. at Lake Worth
Christian-away. JV-6 p.m.; V-7 p.m.
Aug. 22: O.H.S. at Lincoln Park
Academy (District & TLC)-away. JV-
5 p.m.; 6 p.m.
Aug. 24: O.H.S. vs. Martin Coun-
!ty-home. Fresh.-4:30 p.m.; JV-5:30
p.m.; V-6:30 p.m.


Aug. 29: O.H.S. vs. Ft. Pierce
Westwood (District & TLC)-home.
JV-5 p.m.; V-6 p.m.
Aug. 31: O.H.S. vs. South Fork-
home. JV-6 p.m.; V-7 p.m.
Aug. 31: O.H.S. Freshmen at
Jensen Beach (two matches)-
away. 5 and 6 p.m.
Sept. 02: Okeechobee JV tour-
ney at Osceola Middle School
Sept. 05: O.H.S. vs. Sebastian
River (TLC)-home. JV-6 p.m.; V-7
p.m.
Sept. 07: O.H.S. at Jensen Beach
(District & TLC)-away. JV-5 p.m.; V-
6p.m.
Sept. 08-09: Champions Sports-
Orlando-Varsity tournament
Sept. 12: O.H.S. at Wellington-
away. JV-6 p.m.; V-7 p.m.
Sept. 12: O.H.S. Freshmen vs.
Wellington (two matches)-home. 5


and 6 p.m.
Sept. 15: O.H.S. at Sebring-away.
JV-6 p.m.; V-7:30 p.m.
Sept. 19: O.H.S. vs. Forest Hill
(District)-home. JV-5 p.m.; V-6 p.m.
Sept. 20: O.H.S. vs. Treasure
Coast (TLC)-home. JV-5:30 p.m.; V-
6:30 p.m.
Sept. 21: O.H.S. at King's Acade-
my-away. JV-5:30 p.m.; V-6:30.p.m.
Sept. 26: O.H.S. vs. Glades Cen-
tral (District)-home. JV-6 p.m.; V-7
p.m.
Sept. 27: O.H.S. Freshmen at
Martin County (two matches)-
away. 5 & 6 p.m.
Sept. 29-30: Junior Varsity at
Palm Beach JV Classic
Oct. 05: O.H.S. at Suncoast (Dis-
trict)-away. JV-6 p.m.; V-7 p.m.
Oct. 6-7: O.H.S. at Palm Beach
Varsity Classic-away.


Oct. 10: O.H.S. at Treasure Lake
Playoff-Site to be announced
Oct. 12: O.H.S. vs. Glades Day-
home. JV-5:30 p.m.; V-7 p.m.
Senior Night.
Oct. 17: District Tournament-
first round-Site & time to be deter-
mined
A Oct.: 18: District Tournament-
- second(- round -Je rsen -Semi-finals-5
p.m.; 6:30 p.m.
Oct.: 19: District Tournament-
Jensen-Finals-6:30 p.m.
Oct. 24: Regional Quarter Finals-
TBA
Oct. 28: Regional Semi-Finals-
TBA
Nov. 2: Regional Finals-TBA
Head coach: George May. Assis-
tant coach: Beverly May. Assistant
coach: Ashley Hawkins.


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FEMA to test for formaldehyde in trailers


WASHINGTON The Depart-
ment of Homeland Security's
Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) is moving
forward to address concerns
that have been raised regarding,
the levels of formaldehyde in
travel trailers in the Gulf Coast
region.
The agency has specifically
asked for and received from the
Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA), an air monitoring
and sampling plan that is intend-
ed to validate methods that can
be used to reduce the presence
of formaldehyde in travel trail-
ers. The sampling plan was
reviewed by an outside expert.
Formaldehyde is a strong-
smelling, but common industri-
al chemical that is found in
homes and buildings every-
where. It is used in glue, parti-
cleboard, fiberboard as well as
furniture made with these
pressed wood products.
Formaldehyde also is found in a


variety of materials encountered
in everyday life cigarettes and
cigarette smoke and personal
care products. Some people are
particularly sensitive to it, while
others may not notice it at all
once the odor begins to dissi-
pate.
Currently, FEMA .is making
the necessary preparations; for
the testing arranging for the
trailers to be moved, prepar-
ing the site; and setting up trail-
ers for use in on-site project
management, equipment and
supply storage and to recharge
and maintain instruments.
Air samples from unused
trailers will be collected and
analyzed with and without the
heating, ventilation and air con-
dition system operating. Tem-
perature and humidity will be
moderated by various degrees
of open windows, static vents
and exhaust fans as well manu-
facturer-installed air condition-
ing units. The agency is using


unused trailers because that will
allow testing of units that have
not been affected by human
activity, including the presence
of materials containing
formaldehyde that were brought
into the trailers by occupants.
Samples will be taken at dif-
ferent times of the day; ambient
outdoor samples also will be
taken concurrent with the col-
lection of the samples in the
trailers. Ambient temperature
and relative humidity data will
be collected as well for each
ambient sample.
Meanwhile, FEMA will soon
begin distribution of a brochure
to trailer occupants across the
Gulf Coast explaining how those
persons sensitive to formalde-
hyde may be affected by its pres-
ence and preliminary actions
they can take to reduce their
exposure in the trailers. The
advice includes taking steps to:
Increase ventilation. Open
the windows and door of the


trailer and use fans to force stale
air out and bring fresh air in.
Keep indoor temperatures
cool. Heat does cause
formaldehyde to increase the
rate at which it releases fumes,
so, after the trailer is well venti-
lated, keep temperatures cooler
with air conditioning,.
Lower the humidity. Like
heat, humidity causes formalde-
hyde to release fumes, so keep
the relative humidity at about 40
to 50 percent in the trailer.
Do not smoke inside. Tobac-
co smoking releases formalde-
hyde and other toxic chemicals.
FEMA manages federal
response and recovery efforts
following any national incident.
FEMA also initiates mitigation
activities, works with state and
local emergency managers, and
manages the National Flood
Insurance Program. FEMA
became part of the U.S. Depart-
ment of Homeland Security on
March 1, 2003.


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1111 S. Parrott Ave. OKEECHOBEE
(863) 467-2224 Call In An Order TO GO!
Open: 6am 10pm Sun. Thurs. 6am 11pm Fri. & Sat.


The staff of The Clock Restaurant has faithfully provid-
ed the Okeechobee community with quality service and
food for over 3 years. You'll find the Clock easily takes
the gold when it comes to maintaining a nice family
atmosphere... the servers are fast, friendly, and efficient
and the management team is right there making sure
you, the customer, are taken care of properly.
One of the most interesting things about the Clock is
that you'll always see your favorite hometown friends
here police officers, local business owners and work-
ers, and so on and they'll all tell you that they enjoy
the consistent quality food and service we give them.
And that is why I invite you to come and rely on us -
because we care!
We have a variety of lunch specials starting at under
$6.00. Do you only have an hour or less for lunch? We'll
get you in and out faster than any other full service
restaurant in town and that's guaranteed. For break-
fast, the Clock has a breakfast buffet that runs 7 days a
week with just about every breakfast item on it you can
think of. Everyone knows about our infamous
Touchdown Breakfast that is always available any time
of the day: 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, 2 bacon strips, 2 sausage
links for just $3.89. For dinner, try our newest amazing
deal: All you can eat fish or shrimp for only $8.99, ever
Friday and Saturday night. Hey seniors! Have you
enjoyed 2 dinners from our senior menu for ony $10.49?
Includes choice of vegetable, choice of potato, soup or
salad, and dinner roll or biscuit. All that for only $10.49!
(Use coupon anytime conveniently located in the
Okeechobee News or join us every Tuesday night).
So please visit us and experience Okeechobee's #1 place
for breakfast, lunch and dinner. How about a cup of Joe
on Joe? Stop by and ask for me personally I'd love to
get to know you!
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Accounting, Inc
I WILL COME
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Cioditioning Inc.,
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
* Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
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3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
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Rt. 6, Box 611
Okeechobee, FL 34974


Mike's
Computer Repair
"You Have Tried the Rest,
Now Try the Best."
(863) 467-4222
709 N. Parrott Ave.
mike@mcrepair.net
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50 Years & Here to Stay.
2105 S. Parrott Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
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* We Service All Brands
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on Replacoment Units and New Installations
100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391


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Anthony T. Young
Attorney
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-OLAW
General Practice
Real Estate Probate
Family Wills
37 Years Experience
Call Today for Your Consultation


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ALL COAST
^TRACTOR
SBranson, Mahindra
& Woods Tractors
B and Equipment
AUGUST SALE!!
Woods BB60 Cutter
25% Off List
701 N. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 467-7500
www.allcoasttractor.com
License #8228
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POLAR
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc.
SALES SERVICE INSTALLATION
We service all makes and models.
S Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential Commercial Mobile Home
410 SE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee
357-2717
License # RA0066862


OCIM SECURITY
DISBIITY BENEFITS
BEEN DENIED?
LAW OFFICE OF
STEPHEN M. LEWEN

288-1300
OVER 26 YEARS REPRESENTING THE
INJURED & DISABLED

The Lai% Offices of I
WILMI J. WALLACE, PAJ
Practicing in the areas of
Personal Injury,
Wrongful Death and
Insurance Related Matters
S 115 NW 11th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 467-3666
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uecoratve Concrete Coatings
Hy Tech Deck Inc.
863-697-2457
Licensed & Insured License #1301




Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church
3 Linda Rd. (BHR)
(863) 357-6500
Pastor David Robertson
www.buckheadridgecc.com






Okeechobee's
#1 Homebuilder
(863) 357-2700
State Licensed & Insured
Lic. # CRC057387
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DIABETIC FOOTWEAR

The Shoe Box
Phyllis Norris
Licensed Pedorthist
(863) 763 4401
3264 Hwy. 441 South
Okeechobee
Winn-Dixie Plaza


1OKEECHOBEE FEED, INC.
BAG BULK LIQUID PET
"Meeting all your
large and small animal
nutrition needs."
l \ 1579 Hwy. 70 East
Okeechobee, FL
Nutrena (863) 763-2123


TRIPLE-M-BRICK
PAVERS, INC.
Driveways Pool Decks,
Patios Repairs
Retaining Walls
Clean & Seal

(877) 578-0300
License #U-20229 "T Insured


COME AS YOU ARE!
First United
AMethodist Church
200 NW Second Street
(863) 763 4021
www.fumcokee.com
Bruce Simpson, Senior Pastor
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Jmnes R Drwson, Youth/Assistant Pastor
fumco2@earthlink.net




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WABUI ERS,INC.I
CBC 008329

Certified Building Contractors
200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100


For a your Electrical Needs

-( ) Tri-Con
w Electric, LLC
Commercial Residential
Service
Zeke Shreves
863-763-2957
863-763-0509
Lic. #ER0006321





FISHING TRIPS
to the
EXOTIC
EVERGLADES
OSCARS CICHLIDS TILAPIA
Dick Grieves
Okeechobee, Florida
(863) 467-2063


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Walls Land
Clearing
& Excavation
Bushhog/Mowing
Disking
OKEECHOBEE
Call for Details
(863)763-8674
Licensed & Insured License #1763




cmd iHe 1ting l a dS
2800 SW 3rd Terr.j
S (8631
467-1545
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CAC029420


HOSKINS
& TURCO
Auto Accidents
Social Security
Disability
Bankruptcy
212S SParrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-5800

"Over 70 Years of Value From Our Family To Yours"
SUNRISE FRD)
5435 U.S. 1 South
Fort Pierce
1 Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
Stuart 283-6806
Vero Beach 567-8480
www.sunrise-ford.com





Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
EtAmtni R. JmLNa O r Lr Est. 1991
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
Lic. #2178


Living Word
of Faith
1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
A First Century Full
Gospel Church
www.livingwordoffaith-okeechobee.com

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C Custom
Monogram
Embroidery
S Screen Printing
Imprintable
(863) 763-1111 Sportswear
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FIa&Bonnes Trophies/Plaques




OKEECHOBEL
f, FUNERAL JONI
& CREMAT'ORY
Family Owned & Operated
763 2111
205 N.E. 2nd Steet
Okeechobee


1PeA Sea4oa
- Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Residential Commercial
Craig Raulerson
702 SE 9th Avenue
(863) 634-8703
allseasonac@earthlink.net
St. Lic. #CAC1814333


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No Cages
One On One Tender Care
Less Stress On Your Pets
Saves You Time
(863 634136


The Law Office Of
Gerald Lefebvre
S PractIce limited to
Personal Injury,
Auto Accidents, Slips, Trps,
Falls and Wrongful Death
State and Nationally
. Board Certified I:
Qvil Trial Lawyer
1910 S. Panott Avenue
863 763 3333


Find Out Why We're #1 Highest
Rating For Customer Satisfaction

4224 Hwy. 441 South
(863) 357-0500

I'AWO Your Complete
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. SUNRISE

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127 N. Second Street
Visit Us In Beautiful Downtown Ft Pierce
Ph. (772) 489-8859
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.



"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98th St Okeedbe, 3192
(P.O. Box 1, Zip 34973)
Church: (8 63 -3584
Home: (863) 763-7165

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Charles IS8 IL,
Custom loorInstaller
Concrete Restorationw
Specialist:
Pools Decks
Patios & Driveways
Quality thafs ahead of the rest
(8631)697-3391
Okeechobee
Licensed & Insured #672


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RECREATIONAL
RIDING
First & Third Tuesday
Of Each Month 6-9:30pm
Call 863-763-9312
for information.
4200 East Hwy. 70, Okeechobee




Auxton
FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
110 NE 5tI SL
(863) 763 1994
Time & Temperature
763 0123


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EMORY WALKER
CD. INC.
Air Conditioning 5 Refrigeration
Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years!
7 SERVICE
*.OR OUTCUSTOMERS
208 SW 5' Ave. Okeechobee
863-763-6742
CAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129


Don's
Appliance, ic.
"Showroom Full
Of Major Brands"
REPAIR ALL BRANDS
763-2220
317 WS Park Street
Don & Linda Weir


Reich &
Mancini

1-888-784-6724
Walks Cnpenlion Personal Injury
Sodal Security Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
Port St. Lucie
West Palm Beach Boca Raton







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3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
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1-866-206-1776


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RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
For abyo deanur' i eedP
CaQror areeefmate
Licensed References Available
Cynthia Thurston
863.697.2465
License #8374


Trusses to Boats

BOZZ

CRANE
SERVICE, INC.
(863) 824-6100
.Okeechobee & Area Counties


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215 SW Park Street
863-357-2368
Gifts
Bath & Body Products
Candles & Accessories
Gift Baskets for All Occasions
Exclusively Offering Village Candles
Custom Gourmet Baskets
FREE Delivery on all baskets.


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10 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 9, 2006


Governor awards $110,000 rural grant


TALLAHASSEE Governor
Jeb Bush today awarded Flori-
da's Heartland Rural Economic
Development
Initiative
(FHREDI) a
Rural Infra-
structure Fund
Grant totaling
$110,000 to
conduct a
broadband
feasibility
study to exam- Governor
ine the impact Bush
of providing
high speed, reliable broadband
Internet access in South Central
Florida. The region is within a
Rural Area of Critical Economic
Concern designated by Gover-
nor Bush in 2001.


"Across our nation, many
rural communities still do not
have access to reliable, high
speed Internet, placing them at
a distinct disadvantage in an
increasingly information-driven
world," said Governor Bush.
"The Rural Infrastructure Fund
Grant allows us to assist rural
Florida identify the options to
providing broadband access for
their citizens, with the goal of
improving their competitive
position within the global econ-
omy and overall quality of life."
FHREDI is a regional organi-
zation serving DeSoto, Glades,
Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, and
Okeechobee Counties, as well
as the communities of Belle
Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, and
Immokalee all designated by


Governor Bush in 2001 as a
Rural Area of Critical Economic
Concern. FHREDI leads the
regional effort to promote eco-
nomic development, tourism,
and infrastructure enhancement
projects.
"We appreciate the support
from the Governor's Office of
Tourism, Trade, and Economic
Development by funding this
broadband Internet feasibility
study," said Glades County Com-
missioner and FHREDI Chair,
K.S. "Butch" Jones. "We believe
that the benefits derived from
reliable, high-speed Internet
access will go a long way in
moving our region forward. We
really appreciate the Governor's
continued efforts to assist our
small rural communities with


such important economic proj-
ects."
Rural economic develop-
ment initiatives and grant pro-
grams are overseen by the Gov-
ernor's Office of Tourism, Trade,
and Economic Development.
Since taking office in 1999, Gov-
ernor Bush has strived to put
rural Florida on a more competi-
tive footing with the rest of the
state. Among many rural-based
initiatives, the Governor created
the Rural Areas of Critical Eco-
nomic Concern which provides
rural areas with greater access
to the state's economic and
tourism development incentive
programs. To date, the Governor
has designated three such areas
- including the one impacted
by today's announcement.


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Trash Hauling Mowing
Ponds Loader
Pads Bobcat
Clearing Tractor
Robert Stafford
(863) 357-2274
License #7720


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Like a good neighbor,
State Farm is there.
204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 763-5561
statefarm.com



Okeechobee
Livestock Market




U.S. 98 North
(863) 763 3127


A + .PRESSURE
CLEANING
Commercial
L & Residential
FREE Estimates Senior Discounts
Proudly Serving Okeechobee
Phone
(863) 634-2998
Licensed & Insured License #2558
Se Habla Espafiol







BANQUET FACLmES AVAIL BLE

111 S. Parrott Ave.
863-467-2224




Brahman
Theatres II

For Info Call
763-7202


Publix.
WES SHO N AV S PLEASURE,'
Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S
Okeechobee
763-3500
www.publix.com



| Gutters
Plus, LLC
Seamss Aluminum Rain Gutters
Hurricane Shutters
Call for your free estimate today!
Bobby Collins
Since 2000 Licensed & Insured
(863) 634-3159
Fax: (863) 467-0729'
"Quality work in a timely fashion"
License #766


SSurfin'
,, the
Net
HIGH SPEED
INTERNET SATELLITE
INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER'
It 1U Lb*k Yan To e World
709 N. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee
(863) 763-2045
www.surfinthenet.net



Free Notary
Fax & Copy Service
No Cost as Well
To the Public

213 SW Park Street
357.1707
(inside Accurate Insurance)


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KUHN'S
ROOFING
SERVICES, INC.
Roof Repairs
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #CCC057253
(863) 467-2382



Karns Tractor
Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)i
License # 1472


Art Be tt
Painting
Pressure Cleaning
Hauling
Yard Clean Up
Lawn Maintenance




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Prepared for
Hurricane
:,' Season?
Hurricane Panels
Rollups & Accordions
Mark's Satellites, Inc.
3861 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 467-7555
Lic. #886





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LEGAL FORMS i LAMINATING
FURNITURE, NC

(863) 74-6982



PRINTING RUBBDELIVERY FAX SERVICNES

OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue

SHIPPING DELIVERY FAX SERVICE
SERVICE AVAILABLE (863) 763-3012

pf-if a= a tiJIlal ,:;II k,[ei
RON-DEES
Minor Repairs

"No Job too Big or too Small"
FREE ESTIMATES
Roof Coating
Handy Man's Special
Mobile Homes & More!
863-467-2917
License #2349 & #5698


Uwlk Pack

for all your packing, shipping,
mailing & gift needs
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-5pm
Sat. 10am-2pm
3260 Hwy. 441 South
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 763-3158
Fax: (863) 763-3651
GiftShack05@aol.com


K&N
Mobile Welding, Inc.
Serving Okeechobee &
Surrounding Areas
(863) 634-1130
(863) 467-8835
Licensed & Insured
County #1517* City #5681
Norris & Kim Newhouse, Owners


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* Top Soil Shell
* Sand Rock
* Fill Dirt Marl
Virgil* se lla Espanoli
863-634-0282'
863-634-3051 Okeechobee






1114 NW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-3001
Auto Homeowners Mobile
Home Flood Motorcycle* RV
Se Habla Espanol


Tree Locators, Inc.
Plants & More
-Stones -Plants
-Boulders -Trees
-Mulch 9 -Supplies
-Morton Salts -Delivery
OVER 50 VARIEIES OF STONES & BOULDERS
WHOLESALE PRICING AVAILABLE
16162 HwY 441 N. OKEECHOBEE
10 MILES N. OF HWY 70, ACRoss FROM 68 W.
PHONE: (863) 763-7736




100 NW PARK ST.
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy,
Open 24 Hours


BILL KEENE
LICENSED REAL
ESTATE h ..


C- Crf & ?70 Wes
e & N& A Avenuee
Bobby Tucker, Lic. RE Broker
Website: www.tucker group.comrn


Bill's Shoe Repair
2303 0 Soth Parrott Avenue
763-1187
HiRVJ : A[e] ,!- 1l


1"01o8esale
Delivery Available
Public Welcome
1650 Hwy. 70 E.
357-0303
OPEN ON SAT. 8:30A. ONLY M.
WALK INS ONLY


SHIRLEY'S
PERSONAL
CARE SERVICES
CNAs HHA Companin
Bagti7 Transportation
Lit Housekeeping
Bonded & hInsad Lic #NR30211249
Plaza 300 Suite 32 NW 5 St.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863 467 6399
NOW HIRING CAREGIVERS


Adcahb 7

Laurie A. Green
Independent Career Agent
HEALTH LIFE DENTAL
6650 W. Indiantown Road
Suite 100
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 301-3946 Cellular



CHOBEE UTS

863-763-8485
FREE ESTIMATES!
Weed-eating, Mowing
& Clean-ups.
Call and Ask for
Adam Staton, Manager
Lic. # 1355



Vi^CHAMPION M
Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!
Licensed Gary Champion
& Insured 863-763-2992


HORIZON PRtuOPERTIES

HORIZON PROPERTIES


Brian A. Hurst
REALTOR*
561 602 6283
BHurstC21@cs.com
www.brianhurstc21.com


6 OFFICES: OKEECHOBEE, Jupiter, stt
Pt St Ludcie Hobe Sound, Palm CtyTequesta

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SIGNS

& T-SHIRTS
Call Us!
Signs & Shirts Inc.
863 7630902


By the Sleeve or By
the Case
Supplies:
Industrial & Agricultural
Janitorial Cleaning Shop
Hardware Paper Products
TRI-CO SUPPLY, INC.
(863) 467-0333
2900 S.W. 3rd Terrace


NEVER PAINT
AGAIN!




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Procraft of South Florida
LIC# QB20973-CGC017016 |


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LOWEST CUTS
LAWN CARE
We beat ALL Estimates
by 10% Guaranteed!!
Serving Okeechobee
iN9 County
Call For FREE Estimates
(863) 634-7760
Ask For Tom Lic.#2458


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* The following movies are now 0
showing at the Brahman Theatres a
111.
Movie times for Friday, Aug. 4,
through Thursday, Aug. 10, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Miami Vice" (R) p
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:15
Sp.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
A4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday at 3
*and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
:and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9:15p.m.
Theatre II "Talladega Nights" .
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday a
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
;and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Barnyard"(PG)
',Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
SSaturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
land 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
:p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

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
Iher full potential and become avol-
iunteer mentor for the President's
SChallenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program. It's
!a proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
Scholarships to deserving sixth and
|ninth graders in local communi-
ities. The mentor meets with the
,student one hour per week at
his/her school. Volunteer opportu-
nities are available in Indian River,
Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Founda-
tion at (772) 462-4786.

Church offers
lending library
'You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
iing 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 Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
;gion, a book report, programs for
men, Women or children, a craft
!project or a Sunday school lesson.
,We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
iand do preview our media. Cur-
prently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
,and Wednesday evening from 6
,until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
(863) 467-1548.
Free adult GED
:classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
?lege will be offering free adult basic
leducation/GED and English as a
,second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
,2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
Second language classes, Monday -
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
;noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.;One-Stop,
123 S.W.'Park St., adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Year-
ling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
VLane, English as a second language
classes, Monday through Wednes-
#day, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.
Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coopera-
.tive is a six library cooperative serv-
img Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and
Okeechobee counties. The Heart-
land Library Cooperative will be
holding basic and advanced com-
puter classes throughout the six
libraries in the four-county area. A
technology information trainer will
,take a mobile computer lab to
peach location four times per month
to teach computer classes. The
Classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
jhe Internet and how to communi-
tate via e-mail with friends and rel-
* atives. The more advanced com-
puter class will teach how to keep
he computer clean and how to
rend pictures. You may also con-
tact your local libraries for these
same classes. In Okeechobee, call
(863) 763-3536 or contact Gabriell
Turner, information tech trainer, at
gabi@myhlc.org.


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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160



ADOPTION A nurturing family
seeks to adopt an infant to
love and cherish. We are fi-
nancially secure to provide a
promising future. Please call
Christine and David at
(888)322-0924.


- EXPLORE AUCTIONS -
SELL FAST! SELL NOW!
Big Lake Realty & Auctions
(863)357-4600

PUBLIC AUCTION
Sat. Aug. 26th
9:00 a.m.
837 Main St. E
(Hwy. 29 S)
Immokalee, FL
Sale Sife
239-657-2610
229-985-4565
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Auctioneer
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BLOOD HOUND: Found in vic.
of Wallgreens on 7/30. Call to
ID. (863)261-1920


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
Toy Poodle, 9 mos. old, black
& tan, male, last seen 8/3,
Contact Cindy @
(863)610-0009


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
Free. Call Debbie
(863)983-7702
BORDER COLLIE- 2 yr old, Fe-
male, Spayed, updated shots
& heart worm. To Good
Home Onlyl (863)763-9262


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Yard Sles 45~


KITTEN, male, 8 wks. old,
gray, litter box trained, to
ood home only.
863)763-0742
KITTENS, 1 is 8 weeks, 1 is 3
mos. & mother. To good,
home. (561)308-6350
KITTENS TO GOOD HOME
8 weeks, littertrained. CUTE!
863-763-3124
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


YOU WILL WANT THIS! Poke-
Rhythms...they can't fix stu-
pid...but they can fix about
everything else. Get yours
NOW, everyday, FREE for 10
days http://www.poke-
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Trucks, Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators; National Certlfi-
cation, Job Placement Assis-
tance; Associated Training
Services (800)251-3274
www.equipment-school.com



Employment

Ful-The 205
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job ralning 227
Sales 230



A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p


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A/C MAINTENANCE PERSON
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW.
Good Pay, Benefits, 401K.
(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.
CAR HAULING. Southeast Re-
gion. $1,100+/WEEK! Great
Home Time! Company Paid
Benefits! PAID TRAINING
FOR DRIVERS WITH MINI-
MUM 1 YEAR OTR EXPERI-
ENCE! (912)571-9668 OR
(866)413-3074.
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
COOK OR WAITRESS NEEDED
Buckhead Ridge
Fax resume to(772)546-3482
or call (772)546-4191
DATA ENTRY! Work From
Anywhere. Flexible Hours.
Personal Computer Re-
quired. Excellent Career Op-
portunity. Serious Inquiries
Only (800)344-9636 Ext.
700,
DETENTION OFFICER: Phoe-
nix, Arizona. Maricopa
County Sheriff's Office.
$14.99/hr. Excellent benefits.
No experience necessary.
Contact (602)307-5245,
(877)352-6276, or
www.mcso.org. 400 vacan-
cies including civilian posi-
tions,
Driver- OWNER OPERATORS
*Increased Pay!! *Lower
Cost!! *Insurance & More! It
takes 1 call to find out: Call
Missy, (800)437-5907, #2.
Knight Transportation.
www.knighttrans.com.
Driver-HIRING QUALIFIED
DRIVERS for Central Florida
Local & National OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
EXPERIENCED PIPE LAYER
Pay commensurate w/exp.
Contact Jerry 863-801-5440


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


ELECTRICIAN:
Journeymen,

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

Wilson's Petroleum
(772)468-3689

McBride Family Child Care
Now Hiring: Substitutes
Must have 30 hr. certification,
CPR & 1st Aide. For more info.
Call (863)763-4402 or
(863)634-8746


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JOB Earning $57K/yr Avg
Minimum Pay? Our services
can help you prepare for the
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Out How! Call Today For
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LABORER
Exp'd Stucco Laborer needed.
Must be energetic, reliable,
and have own trans.
863-634-8489
NOW ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS
for Ranch and Grove hands.
Grove and Pasture Irrigation
experience a plus.
This is a Drug Free Workplace.
For more Info. please call
(863)763-8022
Shop here lrst
The classified ads


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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


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


MANAGEMENT


Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries '
Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440



Okeechobee News




WANTED
Newspaper Carriers
Applications are now
being accepted at:
Okeechobee News
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974



ASSISTANT STORE MGR.
GAS/C. STORE
Brighton Reservation
Min. 1 yr supervisory experience. Excellent
comm. & computer skills. Good leadership
skills, positive attitude. Flexible hours, FL
Drivers Lic. High School diploma or GED
Exc. Ben. incl. med, dental & 401K
Salary based on exp. w/ben.
Fax res. to (954) 967-3477




HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

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


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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assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS)

The City of Okeechobee is now accepting
applicationsfora Part-Time Ortice Assistani.
An Application packet is available online at
www.cityofokeechobee.c urn
or by contacting the Clerk's Ohice at City Hall,
Office of the City Clerk, 55 SE 3rd Avenue.
Okeechobee, FL 34974, (863)763-3372 x215.
,. Applications must be returned by
3:00 p.m. Friday, August 18,2006.

Drug Free Workplace. EEO.
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RANCH DIVISION

Has an immediate opening
for the following position:

PART TIME COURIER

Candidate must read, speak
and understand English and
possess a valid Florida
Drivers License.
Applications now being
accepted at:
Lykes Bros. Inc.
106 SW CR721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
8:00am 4:00pm
Affirmative Action/An Equal
Opportunity Employer/
Drug Free Workplace M/F/D/V
Owner Operators: Did you av-
erage $1.88 in your Tractor
or $1.41 in your Straight
Truck last week? Our Owner
Operators didl Tri-State Ex-
pedited (888)320-5424.
POLICE OFFICERS: Earn up to
$20,000 bonus. Train to pro-
tect your fellow Soldiers and
be a leader in the Army Na-
tional Guard. 1-800-GO-
GUARD.corm/police.


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

SELL THE HOTTEST PROD-
UCT IN INSURANCE HISTO-
RY $0 Premium Medicare
Advantage With Part D In-
cluded. Earn $1,250-$2,000
Weekly. NO prospecting or
cold calling. Very high clos-
ing. LIFETIME RENEWALS
Life & Health License Re-
quired. Call (866)224-8450
ext. 5018.
SERVICE TECHNICIAN
Must have pump repair and
plumbing experience. Apply
at American Drilling Services
Inc., 405 SW 2nd Street.
Okeechobee, Fl
THE TROPICS
Stations open for Stylist & Nail
Tech (863)763-0063


WANTED: EXPERIENCED
SLOADER/BOBCAT
TRACTOR OPERATORS
Top pay to the right person
Benefits. Please call
(772)336-9636
WANTED: Nail Tech & Stylist
Come by: Colour Me Crazy
107 SW 17th Street, Suite G
or call 863-697-1247
We're raising pay for Florida
regional drivers! Home every
weekend! Home during the
week! Solid weekly miles!
95% no touch! Preplanned
freight! $.43 per mile, home-
time, money & morel
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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Looking for successful entre-
preneurs only to open fran-
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must be proven in manage-
ment, a born risk-taker DO
NOT CALL otherwise
(800)819-2634.

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


Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fieds and make your
clean UDn a breeze!

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





CRANE SERVICE
Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
Okeechobee
(863)824-6100
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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Elliott'sQuik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)63-5553



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building 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




A/C-21/2TON
Package unit w/heat strip. Just
serviced. Exc. cond. $450.
863-674-0467
WINDOW UNIT-18000 BTU's
220 volt, runs great. $125 or
best offer. 863-697-6033


ROCKING HORSE CHAIR,
Child, Hand carved. Excel-
lent condition. $150.
(863)763-7161


ELEC. RANGE, Hotpoint, w/ov-
en, black & white, very
clean, exc. cond., $200.
(863)983-6319
GE RANGE/ KENMORE DRYER
Both good condition. Work
great. $200/both or will sell
separately. 863-697-6033
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- GE, With ice
maker. Like new. $250.
(863)675-2151
I


REFRIGERATOR, stays cold,
yellow i.n color, $60.
(863)532-91.82
STOVE & MICROWAVE COM-
BO: Electric Good ,:riiliurin.
'}l, ii) 186`1.351 .07 ,`4
STOVE, FRIDGE & bSliackble
W,D $350 Will teparale
863.763.7974
WASHER/DRYER Whiripooli
super capaciTy 3vis .id
e'C Lurid i$450.
863-357.0516
WASHER/DRYER. Frigidaire.
Sla(k3ble, redvy duty, super
capacity. runs silent perfect
cond. 500 (863)228-3958
WASHER/DRYER
Good Condition $250
863-610-1000
WATER PURIFIERS
By Ecoquesi New in bO< Jyr
warranty $40i0-,oon, wilI lell
sepeidaeiv. 863-824-3402


YOUNGER LOOKING SitN
WITH LASER LIGHT TEC-H
0IOLOGV Tri, NuL i.se rome
la.'er sytecm reiuvEltjles
,ii in ,as inas ni s oni we,.
V isl www NJuLi-e com orf
(all 8001392-7929'


BICYCLE, black, low rider ve-
lour sCat du3i pipe. 144
spoke whiee;, eI:. (irnd
$130 i863i1467.2573
BICYCLES. (31, 26 2 wornm-
e' 1 nmull, peed 1 single
1 men,s. 2 spi 1.75 1n,"
wiii Seliiep (8631635.0;72
CHOPPER BICYCLE- Brngr
girn-en w, ldmiTit E 'c llceri[
condiiuon Pa. $200 As ng
$100 1863)634.5038



CLOSET DOORS. Bi-lold. 2
sei. Iigni wOOd $5i:
18630357-6315
ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- [ 4ew. 4W 38"L
3" iisuldlin, $,2000 for all
will .ell Sep 863)1763-5011
HOME WINDOWS- Like new.
1L150 Will separale
18631675-8141
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct Fromn Manutacur-
er. 20 CLOiors in SlItCk witri ll
Acce-a.ories iCluc, lurn
around' ODeivery Avilable
Toll Free 18881393-0335


CRIB: Light Pine wmIanreis
$125. (863)167-1699
PLAYHOUSE. Little Tikes,
Step 2 Good condilion qreen
ruoo. red doors ,hunters S200
(863)902-0714
RED RACE CAR BED com-
plete. buili in toybo<, a fooal of
bed. Plastic. $125 of best of-
for. 239-657-2711
SLIDE, PICNIC TABLE &
WAGON: Little Tikes, $90.for
all, will sep. (863)902-0714


FORMAL GOWN, Size 12,
worn once, lavender, great
condition. Paid $275, asking
$100 (863)634-0339
WEDDING DRESS David's
Bridal, spag. strap, size 8,
was $550, asking $200/neg.
(863)697-6690


AVON BOTTLES 90+, and
some older books & related
articles, $150 for all or best
offer. (863)467-5052.
DOLL HOUSE: 2 Story, Wood-
en, English Style. Unfinished
w/all furniture. Approx. sz 24x
48x36"H $100 863-467-0538
ELEPHANT COLLECTION: Ap-
prox. 3000-4000. All for
$2000 neg. (863)261-1920
OIL PAINTING- On canvas,
4'x5', New $200. Asking
$75. (863)763-7161



COMPUTER- New system, In-
tel Celeron D, 2.93, 160HD,
DVD-RW, $425 or best of-
fer(561)856-2217


DELL PDA- Slightly used. Wi-
Fi & Bluetooth enabled. Lots of
upgrades. Pd $500. Asking
$250. Neg. (863)447-5393
IMAC, 17", Intel, 160 HD, 1
GB Ram, 2 mos. old, orig.
box & discs. $1420
(863)677-0459
MS OFFICE STUDENT &
ADOBE CS2 ACAD., $400 or
will separate.
(863)677-0459
ONE TOUCH- copier, fax,
scanner, excellent condition
$20 (863)675-2596
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.
SCHOOL COMPUTER- moni-
tor, keyboard, mouse, edu-
cational program, $150
(863)843-0158


BED FRAME, King size, 4 post,
black metal. $140
(863)634-0339
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables'
& Sofa table, chrome & brass
w/glass tops. $275./all.
(863)674-0467,
COUCH, LOVESEAT & CHAIR
almost new, green plaid. $600
863-357-1859
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
HEADBOARD- twin size, white
wicker, $15 (863)467-1325
HIDE A BED SOFA, 2 & 2 Li '/
B:.-y Criir-,, Omen,-: : V 1. 4
S ir Go,:, i:, -idiii:i 1- .51 00
Will Op 863-.l-,'';''4
LOVESEAT W'SOFA BEr.
1 .63.5i 0060
QUEEN SIZE BED. i:,mplwe
C ,,: Il O l r ariw r ;. liglii,
land ., ~rijir S300j Will
;ep 863.73-,9.;4
RACE CAR BED FRAME- Lniei
Tykes, blue, miires,: nui in.
cluded eceliei conaiiio n,
$150. 18631634-3069
RECLINER- over stuffed with
heat and massager Comfy,
$100 8631357-00 :
RECLINER, pop up, Barca-
iounrier iJ lr., ijC l r,,i d





SINGLE BED
lm l"1i:ii0 wnl l Ir 11 Ior 1.150
hirim. 1ai-i h-l.j2 ."'







ROCKFA & LOVEATTOMAN SETS 2
pI lemrne,,r Hijrllle r,/ni W

Brown pinil Gouil condi tion.

SOFA, LOVESEAT Flex Steel,
Blue & Beige w/wooden arms
& Recliner, Blue. Good cond.

SINGLE BED4 CHAIRS- b londe
"o dl, d. w Ibriiii rdne 0[)








TSOFA ABLES (2) octaT n wood &
dining t l el l for ::llr



NEW ENGLAND- handi rifle
SB2, 30-06, 3x9, Simmons
liscope, aike" new, $450









(863)697-9704 for details
ROSSI 44 MAGNUM
S&W Special.,S/S Model 720,
w/h$50 oster and shellst $300offer.









863-824-3402
SFA, LOVESEAT Flex Steel,











NATUABLE W/4 CHAIRS- blonde
call863-467-1243


peadining cut, 30 point. 4kt white
gold. $500. (863)357-22300373

NECKW ENGLAND- handi rifle20.
$700. (863)357-2233 Okee.tails

S&W Special4kt. S/S Model 720,
w/holster and$150, sell fos. $300.
863)763-824-340216



HEtable, Florida style, $150.


MEDICNATURE'S PATIENTS! aRYll










MEDICARE PATIENTS! Call


Us Toll Free (866)294-3476
and receive a FREE METER!
Am-Med Quality Diabetic
Supplies.
LIFT CHAIR, almost new, paid
$1,000, sell for $350.
(863)447-0921
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, Like
new. Originally Cost $5500,
Asking $1100. (863)675-0122
LaBelle
WHEELCHAIR- Padded with
extra seat cushion. Excellent
condition. $75
(863)357-8788


5500 WATT GENERATOR
like new, $550.
863-673-6295
AVON, 58 older pcs., mostly
full, most all in boxes, $50
for all. (863)357-6113 Buck-
head Ridge Area.


AIRLINE MECHANIC Rapid
training for high paying Avia-
tion Career. FAA predicts se-
vere shortage. Financial aid if
qualify Job placement as-
-sistance. CALL AIM
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce.
LLC. Established 1977.
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
MARBLE or GRANITE: 60" X
60" X 1" Thick pc. Previously
used as table top. Finished
edges. $50. (863)467-0538
SCRAP METAL REMOVAL
Automobiles, Farm equipment
& aluminum. Please call
(863)634-2792
VIDEO CHAIR- Excellent con-
ai o .i. 15..(863)634-5038



BASE GUITAR Fender Mar-
cus Miller Jazz, beautifully
crafted, perfect, hardshell
case. $750. 863-357-7406
DRUM SET- TAMA Rockstar
5pc. set + 5 prof. Sabian AAX
:.i i*. ':,juilo cymbals. Pro
heads. $600. 863-675-3838
GUITAR CABINET: Custom
Built, 7 T. W. 2 Solid
f i ,un ,1'; i, :heii. $350 or
t iorloni',, :i-.i6-0427
SPINNET PIANO- Mahogany,
really good condition, with
bench, $300 (863)467-1704


AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG,
Red He,-eiT .)ppru. 11/2 yrs.
I":i i n jeut red, $150.

BLUE HEALER/BORDER Collie
Lovable, great w/kids. $50.
863,634-1343 after 5pm.
BOXER PUP, AKC Champion
Pedigree, 7 mo. old, beautiful
flashy brindle male i,500,
863-675-9326/863-673-1214
COCKATIEL w/Cage & Stand.
$130 or best offer.
(863)467-8856
DACHSHUND AKC Regis,
Vet Cert Health, ii:r ribi,
male shorthaired $350
(863)983-7961 .
PARROT CAGE- White on
wheels with playpen on.top.
Good condition $75.

PET CHICKEN. h:,For pe Illi

TOY POODLE, white, male,
h ui'uS br,.k.ni AIC reg.,
"1 "1 8..I gt 1o,,: ;'- "



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



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
SUB WOOFERS (2), 15" Quan-
tum. $350 (863)634-6476


TV, Insignia, black screen, 26
3.,4 iri, 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
CARPET & HARDWOOD
FLOOR INSTALLATION
FLOORS, $450.
(863)398-9806
CRAFTSMAN COMPRESSOR
2hp, 20 gal., twin cylinder,
hose, portable, 150psl. $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


Damaged SWMH '96
or newer. Zone 3
I will move.
(305)409-2341
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classi-
fleds.


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment .SQ-
Farm Fed/t |
Farm Ml0llainMt l:'.
Farm Produca 'J8200
Farm Servloc s ":
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn 9 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865


DOZER- 1969 04, for parts,
$500 (863)357-3981
INTL TRACTOR 660- diesel,
$1500 (863)357-3981


BAY PASO FINO Gelding, 8
rs. old, Great on trails.
$3500. (863)697-2704 Okee-
chobee area.
BLACK GELDING PONY
Rides/drives. Gentle. $900.
863-634-5820
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







Hwre rrad.er
On Line Al Service
Buy- Sell -Trade
Horses, Tack, Etc.

863-467-1304
www.okeechobee-horse-trader.cor
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobde Area
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, '1.50i.




NEED SOD?
I can deliver & install
1-100 pallets.
Call Cody Williams
.... .^nA AA1


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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
Dixie Ranch Acres: Spacious
3/2 home under beautiful
shade trees on one quiet
country acre, $1275 mo. +
1st & sec. Pets ok.
772-408-2972 (cell)
KINGS BAY- 3/2, W/D, lawn
service included, pool, ten-
nis, $1100/mo
(863)697-3008
LEASE
2/2 Villa, $1000/mo. 1st, last
& $500 security, adults, no
pets (863)634-1822
NEWLY REMODELED 3Br/1Ba
on 1/2 acre in town, Okee.
$900/mo. 1st & Sec. Call for
info/appt. Bill 305-458-8659.
*OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., all tile
floor, 5265 SE 43rd St., inside
Kings Bay, $895/mo, $1200,
sec dep. (772)370-3752
OKEE. Edwards Sub-Division,
2br, 1.5 ba, w/den on 1.5
ac. Corner lot $1000 mo.
1st, Last & Sec. dep.
229-758-6386 or
863-634-7723
OKEE HOUSES FOR RENT
3/2 & 3/1, Completely renovat-
ed. $1200-$1300 mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
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


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


PRIVATE ROOM & BATH, Pro-
fessional, Non smoker, Full
house prlvileges. $550. mo.
+ 1st, Last &sec. Split util..
Background check.
(561)629-6213 ::
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-Rntl I06


863-634-329b LAKE ESCAPE at The Ridges
6 cori & iut Bed & Break-
ii ,il3 Our Buiul L.5"C~n
I M,',uri an Re:sor irin Hi 3awa
e G. 3A9 .wdn.di'Riu.dGv tI
$13'9 Trneidga9R'sori c'jr
GRILL: Stainless Steel, Sears (888)834-4409.
i',-iTiiI.,i w iln.e ijol l side
t ui, r .. r.i ;< r 's 0 0 or
'un, ,!,rr ,9'0o Real Estate
LAWNMOWER DECK, 38"
wide,.$60. (863)532-9182
MOWER & WEED EATER,'
$500 or will separate. Call
for info. (863)467-1224 Business Places -
Sale 1005
MOWER- .p.nipe, 1 e-lf Commercial
propelled FI.ur n)1:,'"i, Juit t Property Sale 1010
serviced ,"':. f rm Condos/
{863)763-'6629 Townhouses Sale1015
MURRAY RIDING MOWER Farms Sale 1020
42" cut, 15hp Kohler.com- H ous es Sale 10325
mand eng. Turn key ready. Hunting Property1030
$450. 863-697-9884Joe ProInvestment 35
PRESSURE WASHER: 2200 Land Sale 1045
psi, Gas powered. $200. Lots Sale 1045
(863)634-5914 Open House 1050
Out of State -
QUEEN PALM 30' healthy, Property Sale :1055
partially promoted by Wilma. Property InBpectlonM10
You dig & haul. $60 or best of- Real Estate WantedtO0S
fer, 239-728-6273 ALVA Resort Property -
Sale 1070
RIDING MOWER- 11hp, older Warehouse Space 1075
model Snapper, still runs & Waterfront Property 1080
mows, needs TLC, $200
(863)697-6565
RIDING MOWER- Snapper '89,
$200 or best offer
(5,61)261-0654 Lots, $26,900 per lot,
RIDING TRACTOR- Sears, Orange Blossom Ranches
16hp, twin cyl, 44" cut, $400 2 lot pkgs. 863-697-1712
(863)467-6475 or 772-485-8707
WEEDEATER Craftsman, 3/4
hp, 17" electric. $25.
863'-697-2033 VIKING Subdivision 1.25
YEARLING PHILLY, Appaloosa acre.19409 NW 288th St. Lot
Belgium Cross, $600 P Tract 31, sect. 16 $32,500.
(863)843-2495 Lot High &Dry.863-634-1237


DAFRIIIIIICiL U APDnrINA


Commerial
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/1 BA
modern furn., screened porch,
fish from boat dock, $225.
wkly. incl.util. (772)359-1640
N. of OKEE 2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. Nof Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vIdo(~surfinthenet.net



OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, all
appl., privacy fence w/patio,
$1000/mo, $1000 sec Call
(863)467-1005


DCUFIUrU N. n.ULN'.
ESCAPE THE HEAT IN THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
NC Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& INVESTMENTS. CHERO-
KEE MOUNTAIN GMAC
REAL ESTATE. cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
free brochure
(800)841-5868.
COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA
Waterfront Community. The
Preserve at River Sea. Devel-
oper Closeouts. From
$129,900. Incredible loca-
tion. Far below market value.
18 month no payment plan.
(866)213-6315. Broker,
Neighborhood Properties,
LLC.

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14 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 9, 2006


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OKEECHOBEE BY OWNER
Listed Property

Vacant lot in the Viking Prairie 1.25acres
High & Dry
$8500 or Best Reasonable Offer
Inspection: Sat. 10-12 & 1-5, Sun. 12-5
Lot will be sold Sunday Night to

HIGHEST BIDDER

(423) 943-1998, (423) 283-4581


DIRECT OCEAN ACCESS
PROPERTIES! STARTING AT
ONLY $79,9001 Properties
up to 3+ Acres available!
One Day Only Sale! August
12th. Call Today for Reser-
vation! (866)950-5263 Ext
1105.
East Tennessee- Norris, Lake
5.6 acre wooded LAKE-
FRONT lot- $66,500 5.1 acre
wooded VIEW lot- $28,900
Call Lakeside Realty @
(423)626-5820 Or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
EUFALA ALABAMA WATER-
FRONT Gated community 2
hours from Atlanta & the
Coast. 1/2 to 3 acres from
the $40's. Fishing, boating,
swimming & more. Club-
house, boat slips, nature
trails. (866)882-1107.
GEORGIA/ NORTH CAROLINA
Captivating mountain views,
lakes, rivers, waterfalls.
Homesites starting @
$39,900. Log home kits @
$39,900. Limited availability.
Call (888)389-3504 X700.
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
shore.com, (866)891-5163.
KY LAKE CUMBERLAND
LIMITED LAND SALE Up to
$10,000 OFF all waterfront
parcels! Parcels with gener-
ous 120' frontage are being
discounted for a limited time.
Pool, tennis, walking trails.
(866)462-8198.

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




MOBILE HOME DOORS- Interi-
or, Exterior & Cupboard
doors. $175. Will separate.
(863)675-8141


I Lots Sale


BASSINGER: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba..,
Double Wide on 1 Acre.
Horses & Kids welcome.
$900/mo. Call for more
information. (863)697-1494



COTTAGE $550mo. 2br, 1ba
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



Beaultiful large1993 Fleetwood
14x42 mole on an. 281Ba,roof2ys. d.
Nice nghboms, v qietr Large p e ede
attached Fla. om (14x48) w i42yr.d vil
wditsi w eens,ea e re af bt, u enter
lanmenti center, lteae chis, sleeper sfea. New
stm shutters 716, Dade CDo approved for
130mph hurricane winas,fildo a M i yr. new
vinyl sidg, 2 separate 3 re N s heat pump
for house & Re. nn. New dieic stohe, das
maser. WaDrye, reerator wtmerem
hodwp. New hlt water heater.
Must see to appreciate
Serious inquiries only. $40,000.
3311 SE 33rd Terr, Lot 11, Okhachobee
86-467.7060 86* 7-9671
or 863497.9106
MUST SEE!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat,
40' decked screen room, 40'
carport, 12x12 shed w/W/D,
in adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $38,000 negotiable
(863)357-1784 or
239) 821-8787
Join al the people wuo
say, "I sol It In th clas.
isileds."

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet dis 3015

Metor -e 3
SportVhicdes/ATVs303S3



AIR BOAT- 10'x6.5' fiberglass,
150 Lycoming. Has all metal
work. Needs to be finished.
Prop. $1500. 863-357-1974
BAYLINER- '87, 115hp, Needs
starter & TLC. $2500.
(863)634-5877
BOAT: 15 FI, Fiberglass w/trIr.
40 hp Mercury. New floors,
seats & carpet. Great boat!
$800 neg. (863)634-0387
BOAT MOTOR, 9.9 Mercury
outboard, w/controls, operat-,
ing aioihd $50
(86316J35-3311
OPEN BOW, 15' 50np ronoto
1.1500 or ti eil oit er
863-946-1856 or
248-935-3837,
RIVIERA1987, 15 Ft. Boat, 50
hp O/B motor, 1500 or best of-
fer. (863)946-1856 or
(248)-935-3837 Moore Haven
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



SWIVEL CHAIRS- 2, for RV,
Van or Motor Home. $80.
Will separate.
S(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


Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utmty 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK CENTURY '1996, 4
Door Wagon, trir hitch, A/C.
3rd seat. Great cond. $2750.
Or best offer. (863)357-7406
BUICK LESABRE CUSTOM,
'94, JVC cd/am,'Im, great de-
pendable transportation
$475 neg. (863)357-1254
BUICK SKYHAWK 1987
Runs great. Asking $700.
863-675-1113
CHEVY CAMARO- '94, Red, T-.
Tops, CD player. $1200.
(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 Wrote 1 Owner 11200)
o Desttoner (8631357-1692
CHRYSLER NEW CORKER -
S96.4 or, 1. $2 Ui00 ra10
t863)69 .6690
CROWN VICTORIA SW- 88.
Auto Runs good God
conrdillori $O(i
(863 6,7503,9
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
1988 LoOk go00o Runs great
CoId A,'C 4 DOoo & 41 New
nres $1000 18631675-1754
FORD TEMPO GL '92, 67k.
Clean, runs good, cold a/c
$1500 or- best offer
.(863)467-0668
LINCOLN NAVIGATOR 1998,
1 Owner. Well maintained. All
receipts. 110K mis.,$8500.
(561)261-9393 Okeechobee

LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '96,
nice ride, good condition,
cold a/c, $2450.
(772)260-1545
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


A-1fln conaoI TE INST TIIT EIC E I t 0-RL


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


DIRT BIKE 2003, DRZ110,
Great shape. $1200.
(863)261-6299
SUZUKI INTRUDER '02,
1500CC, lots of extras. Must
see!! $7500 FIRM.
(863)801-5353
SUZUKI SV650, '06, barely
used, w/$300 worth of acces-
sories, $4800. (863)357-7406



POLARIS TRAIL BOSS 325,
'01, new chain & sprockets,
runs very good, $1800.
(863)697-2525


HOLIDAY TRAVELER 25"77
new A/C & water heater, all
works great. $3000 or best of-
fer. 863-675-4006


Automobiles


PONTIAC BONNEVILLE '86-
"Classic" AC, PW,PL, looks
& runs great, dependable,
$1000 firm (302)634-5298
PONTIAC LE '88 4 dr, 77k
mis., new a/c compressor,
battery, brakes & tires. $1200
Neg. 239-728-6273 ALVA
TOYOTA- '88, Sports car. 2
seater, 32-36 MPG. Tires
good. Needs compressor
clutch $1300. (561)924-2208
TOYOTA TERCEL, '83, 4 cyl.,
4 dr., auto, a/c, everything
works great, runs exc.,
$1200. (772)461-3276



Dodge Ram, '01, 4x4 Quad
Cab Sport "Magnum", 5.9L
V8, 18,500 mi:, fully loaded,
showroom condition,
$16,000 neg. 863-223-1960
or 863-447-0422
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.
86J3)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 With tires. Good
cond., $500. Call Orlando @
l3020-' -1777 Or leave.
rAI. ', e jgr
AXLES, for '62-'65 Volvo
PV544 ,earjn $20i61 o r Dt1
Oller. W ll ,-Il r51 : jrj l1 vy
8633 I61 507;2
B&W TURNOVER BALL
30t 3 .-" liI U.3-'06o Ii a L,:,lh
IruClk, riot MEQJ a ti 'I ."o.,1 or
besl ottr 407.4112'.-690
CAMPER SHELL- 8 Fabsr.
gla :.. ; Maroon I .li inr in .
loWs Ir:nirl.ide fl lw i11200
Asking $350I 8631509-3260
COIL SPRINGS: 3 Sets for
DODGE 3. 4 Ton Pick Up.
$200 for all. (863)634-3070
DUELER TIRES- Bridgestone
141 265%75-16 30k rmiles on
inem 180 ltor jll
863-634-5130
FORD 1975 3/4 Ton Pick Up
w.'300 cu in. engi-ie 4 speed.
$200 1863)763-13),0
GMC RING GEAR PINIOrNS-
a 'irng .150 or besil ilter.
18631467-8856
HOOD: For 80's & 90's Ford
Van (New in box). $85.
(561)676-0427
RICHMOND PRO GEAR Ring
& Pinion for 9" Ford. 4-86
ratio, $200.: (863)697-2724.
TIRES- 4, Goodyear,
P195/65R15 Like new. $180
or. best offer. (863)763-0039
Ask for Roger
TRANSMISSION, 5 spd., for
1985 Chevy S10. $200
(863)763-3451


WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467


CHEVY 1500 1988, Ext. cab
Runs good, Cold A/C,
$2200. 863-675-0107 or
786-255-8096 LaBelle.
CHEVY C10 SILVERADO '87,
Long bed, 350 eng., auto.,
a/c, strong eng. & trans.
$3300 neg. (863)697-0241
CHEVYS10 P/U '84
4x4, runs excellent. $1300 or
best offer. Must Sell) Great
Work Truck. 863-610-1603
CHEVY S-10, '87, ext. cab,
small V8, 700 R4 trans.,
very clean & runs well,
$2500. (863)697-2525
CHEVY S10 EXT. CAB PICK-
UP, '98, shell cap, 4.3 V6,
auto, a/c, exc. gas mileage,
$4900. (863)763-7763
CHEVY S-10 PICKUP '96
4.3 V6, as is. $1200.
863-673-6295
FORD '88 F150 4X4 82k
miles, V8, XLT Lariat, 2 tone
paint, match.wheels/tires &
more. Must Sell $3800.
863-467-6875
FORD F150 1994, Ext. Cab,
Keyless entry, all electric. Exc.
cond. Like new tires. $3000 or
best offer. (863)634-2280
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/title. 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

REAR END SPRINGS- Fits
'2000 to '2004 Chevy pick-
up, Hiavy duty, $100.

TRANSPORTATION
RECREATION- 2'005 Do:,ge
Rjm 4 ']i HTffli Rise
Sidni P r Li)ijl vule 9' w I 40'
L )rrTr ige 5 1,Ih tIi-P 'l \ w
wni-n']'; Scren en ricih ur
all e' lrai E : Corijd will
.pa r al a PFa.F a' e it ',.15000
(ll3157t.1 ,4 8
2." 136 81 8 ,


BLAZER S10 '93- leather in-
terior, exc cond. Labelle
area. $2495 (239)938-4321
GMC JIMMY 4X4 '94 cold
a/c, auto, p/w, p/l, runs good.
.$1800.(863)467-5052
ISUZU HOMBRE 1999 136K'
mls., 2 wd w/Camper Topper.
White. A/C's good. Radio.
$2500. (239)543-2222


CAR HAULER: Dual axle, elec-
tric brakes, aluminum
ramps. $1500
(863)697-2434
ENCLOSED TRAILER- Cargo
King, 5x9'. Liked new w/new
tires, Garage kept. $1250.
(863)467-8942
FUEL TANK- 500 gallon, trail-
er, aluminum, $500
(863)675-0952 La Belle
LAWN TRAILER- 12'x7', Low
tilt bed. Lock box. Like new
$1000. (863)357-4933


MC TRLR- '90, Enclosed fiber-
glass, HiPoint, 15', A/C, Side
& ramp rear door. Exc cond.
$3800. Neg. (863)357-4933
MECHANICS SPECIAL- Tool
box trailer, utility truck bed,
will hold 4 whler, lots of stor-
age $500 (863)467-6475


CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1993,
$1000. 863-467-1000
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
PLYMOUTH MINIVAN '92,
Standard 5spd., new tires, 4
cyl., cold a/c. $2500
(863)763-3451


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2006-CF-180
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CATHERINE LOUISE EUBANK,
a/k/a C. LOUISE EUBANK,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

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Okeechobee, Florida 34972 .The
ijr !."d 1,"ih v ..r. Ii, h t l, t .a :l3
tentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
f ,. i : 1- ,j-,I l. .I : .,,, i ,,1. a
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE..
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is August9, 2006.
Harvey N. Eubank, Jr.
Personal Representative
2306 S.W. Ranch Trail
Stuart,,Florida 34997
CONELY & CONELY,PRA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Flodida34973-1367
(63) 763-38256
y: Tom W. Conely, Ill
FIorida dBar#096482
Attomey for Personal Representative
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Community Events


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

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

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

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

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

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


Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.

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

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

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

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

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


business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

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


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OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
FOR
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS CDBG
CONTRACT NO,.1
Sealed bids for construction of the WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVE-
MENTS CDBG CONTRACT NO. 1 will be received by the OFFICE OF THE EX-
ECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY, until 2:00 pm
Thursday, September 21, 2006, at which time the bids duly submitted will be
opened publicly and read aloud. Any bids received after the time and date speci-
fied will not be considered.
This project is for the construction of the following:
Aeration basin modifications, clarifier modifications, new sludge pump station, new
filters and slab, new chlorne contact chamber units, new effluent pump station,
new administrationilaboratory building, yard piping, electrical and controls. The
existing aeration basin and clatrifers are constructed ofpre-stressed concrete.
Coordination with the manufacturer of the tanks is required in the performance of
the modifications.
Bids may be submitted by completing the bid schedule listd schedule listed in the Proposal.
The successful bidder shall be required to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority and, successful experience in building, mechanical,
and electrical construction of projects of similarity and complexity.
All work performed shall be in accordance with the Contract Documents which may
be examined at the office of the ENGINEER, Metzger & Willard, Inc., 8600 Hidden
River Parkway, Suite 550, Tampa, FL 33637, Telephone (813) 977-6005/Fac-
simile (813) 977-0593. A copy of the Documents may be obtained from Metzger
& Wllrd, Inc., upon payment of $225.00 for each Document plus postage and
handling. Return of the Documents Is not required, and the amount paid for the
Documents Is non-refundable. Partial sets of the documents will not be provided.
A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Tuesday, September 12 2006,2:00 RM.
In the Board Room of OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY, 100 SW 5TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE FL 34974. Attendance at the Pre-BId Conference is not required
but is stUonly encouraged. A site visit Is scheduled for after the pre-bid confer-
ence.
A certified or cashier's check on a national or state bank or a bid bond In the. sum of
not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to The
Okeechobee Utility Authority small accompany each proposal as guarantee that
the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after the opening of proposals.
In the event that the contract Is awarded to the bidder, he/she will enter Into the
contract and furnish and pay for the required performance and payment'bonds.
Failure to do so may result n the Okeechobee Utility Authority retaining the bid de-
posit for liquidated damages. Proposals shall be prepared, addressed and sub-
matted In compliance with detailed Instructions as set forth In the Instructions to
Bidders.
Performance and. payment bonds In the full amount of the contract price shall be
written by a surety company, acceptable to the Authority licensed to do business
In the State of Florida and listed in the Department of Treasury Federal Register.
All bonds (bid, payment and performance) shall be countersigned by a Florida
registered agent.
The Okeechobee Utility Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids, with or
without cause, to waive technical errors and informaities, or to accept the Bid(s)
which In its judgment best serves the Okeechobee Utilty Authority. All bids shafl
remain open for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of bid
opening.
The Oleechobee Utility Authority
By: JoShn Hayford, PE, Executive Director
100 SW 5th Avenue
OkeechobeeFL 34974
f53935 ON 8/9-15/06

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) 6000000015/C443 (CN060716)
C-18 TELEMETRY TOWER REPLACEMENT, PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406,
for C-18 Telemetry Tower Replacement, Palm Beach County, FL on Wednes-
day, September 6, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which tmely submitted bids
wibe opened and publicly read. Work consists of additional geo-tech testing, de-
sign/build of the new 360 foot height free-standing microwave/telemetry tower,
demo of existing 350 foot guyed telemetry tower, clearing/grubbing, concrete
foundations, electrical & cut-over, vntennas, fuel piping, electronics, security
fencing & she work. An OPTIONAL pre-hid conference will be held on Wednes-
day, August 23, 2006 at 8:30 a.m. at SFWMD Headquarters., 3301 Gun Club
Road, WPB, FL 33606, B-1 Bldg., Conf. Rm. 2A. For directions call
(561)682-6391. Site visit will immediately toow.
All bids must conform to the instructions In the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for free
at w m go purchasing a set for $26.00 at the above address, tI. .i,,,'. u
(561) 682-8391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290 Tr,.
public Is Invited to attend the bid opening. Information on the status of this so-
icitation can be obtained at our web ste www.sfwmd.gov.
153939 ON 8/9/06

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BY ORDER OFTHE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
John F. Hayolrd, RE.
Executive Director
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 9, 2006 ,1


C.O.P takes award at conference


The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office Citizen Observa-
tion Patrol (C.O.P.) attended the
Florida Regional Citizens on
Patrol conference on July 14, in
Melbourne. The conference is
intended to provide education to
members of the C.O.P.
statewide. Topics for this year's
conference included "Protecting
Children from Sexual Predators"
presented by special agent Keith
Scott, "Dealing with down
power lines after a hurricane"
presented by Mr. Craig Bock of
Florida Power & Light. "The
seven signs of potential terror-
ism in your community", pre-
sented by officer Tom Carney of
the North Miami Beach Police
Department, and "How to pro-
tect your back from injuries
while on duty." presented by Dr.
John Blair of Brea, Calif.
The main emphasis of the
conference is education for
those whom attend but there is
also a strong emphasis on net-
working between the different
agencies that attended. Some of
the networking consists of the
different agencies meeting when
the lectures were not going on
and at lunch, so that they can
share ideas to improve their
agencies procedures. Also incor-
porated into the conference is a
peer-to peer vote for several dif-
ferent categories for each
agency. The categories consisted


S.r:am
Submitted to Okeechobee News/Keith Stripling
The Citizen Observation Patrol attended the Florida Regional Citizens on Patrol confer-
ence on July 14, in Melbourne. The C.O.P. unit was awarded third place for "Best in Show
Patrol Vehicle." Harlow Measel, John Munger, Mary Eaton, Ruth Munger, Joannie Moffatt,
Colleen Hollett, Diane Merry and Corporal Keith Stripling attended the national confer-
ence.


of voting on the vehicles used by
each agency, uniforms used by
each agency, and most unusual
patrol vehicle used for C.O.P.
The Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office C.O.P. unit was
awarded third place for "Best in
Show Patrol Vehicle." This
award came from over 76 vehi-


cles from 25 agencies from Flori-
da, Alabama, and one unit from
California. The total number of
attendees exceeded 400 per-
sons.
The National Association of
Citizens on Patrol was founded
in 1999 by Arthur Femister and
originated in California. Current-


ly there are agencies from 17
states that are a part of the
NACOP. The Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office C.O.P. unit has
been a member of NACOP for
two years, and intends to contin-
ue its membership in the organi-
zation because of the benefit to
our local program.


7 Central Florida's 511 system number one


ORLANDO A newly
released analysis shows the Flori-
da Department of Transporta-
tion's (FDOT) Central Florida 511
Travel Information System is
ranked number one in the nation
in the number of calls per capital.
The system received an average
of 115,000 calls per month
between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2006.
That represents 7 percent of Cen-
tral Florida's approximately 1.6
million residents. Other systems
at the top of the list include South
Dakota at 6.4 percent, Southeast
Florida at 5.9 percent, San Fran-
cisco at 5.9 percent and North
Dakota at 3.3 percent. National
trends reveal that 511 systems in
ligh population states such as
Florida and California are used
regularly by daily commuters
while 511 systems in the upper
Midwest and West are often used


by residents to stay informed dur-
ing severe weather situations
including winter blizzards. The
research was conducted by
PBS&J, a national engineering
firm that provides consultation for
511 services.
Central Florida's 511 service
provides free, real-time traffic
information on 1-4 and 14 other
major highways, including road
closures and major evacuation
routes in the case of hurricanes or
wildfires. Since the service
became available in June 2002, it
has received more than 5.6 mil-
lion calls. Currently, the highest
call volume is Friday afternoon, as
commuters seek information for
their corhmute home for the

weekend.
FDOT recently added new fea-
tures to the 511 phone service,
which is accessible by cell phone


or landline, to help callers get
information on specific segments
of Interstate 4 more quickly and
easily. Upon hearing the 511
greeting, callers can now simply
ask for 1-4, followed by a city
name, exit number or cross
street. For example, if a caller
would like to know traffic condi-
tions on 1-4 near State Road 408,
they could ask for "I-4" then
"State Road 408" and hear the
report for the section of 1-4 near
SR 408. "We're constantly updat-
ing the system and the way it
responds to caller requests for
information," said Rick Morrow,
Traffic Operations Engineer lor
FDOT District 5. "Callers can leave
a message for 511 programmers
by saying 'feedback.' \\e listen to
the comments and use them to
help improve the system."
Through Central Florida 511,


users may also connect to LYNX
services, Orlando International
Airport, Orlando Sanford Interna-
tional Airport and Port Canaveral
as well as easily transfer to the
Tampa Bay and Southeast Florida
regional 511 systems and the
statewide system.
FDOT launched the statewide
511 service and the FL511.com
Web site in November, 2005. The
Web site provides real-time travel
information on all interstate high-
ways throughout the state and on
Florida's Turnpike as well as links
to emergency preparedness
resources, current weather
reports and advisories.


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