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Vol. 97 No. 224

Saturday, August 12, 2006

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Decision on shell pit delayed

table decision
until August 24
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A new development emerged
Thursday, Aug. 10, in the contro-
versial Daniel shell pit issue.
Attorney Robert Gorman, rep-
resenting property owner Oscar
Daniel, told the Okeechobee

County Board of County Com-
missioners that his client was
willing to pay $100,000 up front
and .10-cents a ton for the right
to haul shell rock over S.W. 67th
Drive. The initial $ 100,000 would
be credited against tihe .10-cent-
per- ton fee.
The issue of whether or not
S.W. 67th Drive, which current}
offers the only access to the
Daniel shell pit, can be used to
haul shell rock has been ongoing
since last November. At that
time, Mr. Daniel applied for a

special exception to allow for
mining in an agriculture zoned
district. He is planning to open
up another shell pit on his prop-
Mr. Daniel's original shell pit
had been grandfathered-in
since it went into operation
\ ell before the county's cur-
rent land development regula-
tions were adopted in 1992.
Since some time in the early
1970s, when S.W. 67th Drive
was built, Mr. Daniel has used
the road to haul shell rock. In

Mock drill: Crucial emergency training


Kahne tries to
right good season
Kasey Kahne seemed poised
for a breakthrough season six
weeks ago. Now, he's on the
verge ot a breakdown.
Five finishes outside-the top--
S+" 20, including 31st and 36th in
his last two races, have
dropped him to 11th in points
and in real danger of not mak-
ing NASCAR'S Chase for the
Nextel Cup championship.
"I missed it the last two
years, so I need to make it,"
said Kahne, who was third in
points after winning at Michi-
gan in mid-June, his fourth vic-
tory in a 12-race span. "It's a
big deal."
Entering Sunday's race at
Watkins Glen International,
Kahne is 37 points behind the
10th-place driver, Dale Earn-
hardt Jr. The top 10 in the
standings and any others
within 400 points of the leader
after the first 26 races quali-
fy for the 10-race Chase.
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Drought Index
Current: 474
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.08 feet

Lake level
Last Year:

South Florida
Water Management District.
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Raulerson Hospital employees Kim Taylor (left), supervisor of nutritional services, and
Penny Cunningham (right), revenue analyst, kept close watch on the timeieach of the
decontamination experts spent suited up while inside the decontamination tent. When
their time was up, they stripped off their special suits and were given fluids to hydrate
them by Ms. Taylor and Ms. Cunningham.

Agencies take part in bombing drill

By. Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Area agencies came togeth-
er to take part in a mock terror-
ist bombing drill Thursday
Members of the Okee-
chobee County Fire/Rescue,
the Okeechobee City Fire
Department, Okeechobee City
Police Department, Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's
Office, Okeechobee Emer-
gency Management, Rauler-
son Hospital, Glades County
Emergency Management,
Hendry County Emergency
Management, Project HOPE,
R.O.A.D., Civil Air Patrol and
the American Red Cross partic-
ipated in a mock drill to ensure
that they were prepared for
any possible terrorist incident.
According to the arranged
scenario, an extremist organi-
zation exploded a chemical-
filled van in the parking lot at a
local sporting event. Numer-
ous spectators sustained
injuries normally associated
with bomb explosions includ-
ing burning of the eyes and

recent years, a residential com-
munity has grown up around
the road and some local resi-
dents have protested the mine
However, the commission
declined to act on the matter
since county attorney John Cas-
sels said he was awaiting data
from the county engineer. The
issue was tabled until the Aug. 24
commission meeting.
The issue has already been
before the planning board/board
of adjustments and appeals three

times, the site plan review com-
mittee and the county commis-
The matter has been heard
"ad nauseam," Wes Harvin,
attorney for S.W. 67th Drive
property owners, told the plan-
ning board/board of adjust-
ment and appeals the third time
they heard it.
The matter first went before
the county commission at their
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throat irritation with coughing.
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for additional decontamina-
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With the scenario in place,
law enforcement, medical and
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July13 meeting. By a split vote,
commissioners voted that S.W.
67th Drive functions as a collec-
tor road and voted to send the
matter back to the planning
board/board of adjustments and
That board then unanimously
voted to send the matter back to
the county commission. They
recommended certain condi-
tions such as requiring the appli-
cant to widen the road, put in
speed bumps, put up signs and
limit the amount of shell that
could be hauled each day to
2,000 tons.
Mr. Cassels told the commis-
sioners that the county engineer
was working on the situation
and he did not have enough
information to make a recom-
"I don't know why you put it
on the agenda," said Commis-
sioner Gene Woods. "It sounds
to me like our engineer let us
The commissioner said, in
reference to county engineer
Gene Schriver who has yet to
produce the requested data. Mr.
Woods advocated the use of
another engineering firm.

"We need to do something
and get it done, and get it over
with," he said.
"Everyone agrees developers
contribute to impacts," said Mr.
Cassels. "They are not saying
they have no obligation to con-
tribute funds for roads."
However, he added, "the
devil is in the details."
Mr. Cassels said the county
took the position that there had
to be improvements to the road
and that it was not feasible for
the developer to pay 100 percent
of the costs.
"We then threw out some
numbers," he said, admitting
that the $100,000 figure was not
based on scientific data.
Mr. Cassels also said that Mr.
Daniel agreed to contribute land
for a bypass road from S.R. 70 to
S.R. 78 that would go through
his property.
The county attorney said they
discussed temporarily raising
the limit to 3,000 tons a day at
first. He noted that more truck
traffic would generate more
"I think we've had productive
conversations," the county attor-
ney said.
"It sounds like we are close,"
said commission Chairman
John Abney.
He urged that staff work

something out to avoid litiga-
"The community needs shell
rock," Mr. Abney said, "another
two weeks won't; hurt."
He once again advocated his
plan for a bypass road.
Commissioner Clif Betts
noted that the county doesn't
have speed bumps anywhere
Commissioner Ray Domer
suggested determining a reason-
able percentage of the cost of
road improvement for Mr. Daniel
to pay and a reasonable percent-
age for the county to pay.
Mr. Cassels said Mr. Daniel
would not agree to pay a specific
amount but would pay .10-cents
a ton.
"With the figure my client has
agreed to upfront, we don't need
to discuss percentages," Mr.
Gorman said.
No other road has been
widened for truck traffic, he
"We could be here the rest of
the day," Mr. Abney said, "I think
staff needs to take care of it."
"I want them to put together
a plan everybody agrees to and
let us look at it," Commissioner
Elvie Posey.
Mr. Betts advocated establish-
ing a deadline.
"Time is of the essence, we

need shell rock," said Mr. Abney.
Mr. Cassels asked if the coun-
ty were willing to pay any
expenses over the initial
$100,000 until the .10-cent-a-ton
fee went into effect.
"We have to live with land
use regulations," stated Mr.
He alleged that the commis-
sion's previous action of stating
that S.W 67th Drive acts as a col-
lator road is "legally indefensi-
ble" and "negated at every turn
by the Okeechobee County Land
Development Regulations."
"In my opinion and based on
my research, for you to declare
that S.W. 67th Drive functions as
a collector road is an illegal act,"
he said.
Okeechobee County Land
Development Regulations
7.03.02 state that a collector
road should be 24 feet wide and
have a 10-inch compacted base.
Mr. Harvin contended that
S.W. 67th Drive did not meet
those criteria.
He predicted that the com-
mission's action would be
struck down if the matter went
to court.
Mr. Harvin stated other coun-
ty regulations and case law to
confirm his opinion. ."

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News Briefs

Agri-Center to host horse show
OKEECHOBEE The Miniature Horse Club of South Florida will
stage a show on Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E.
Gates will open at 9 a.m. each day, and the shows will begin at 8
a.m. Tickets will be available at the gate and will be $3 for adults, $2 for
seniors and $1 for students.
The American Miniature Horse Registry classes will be held Satur-
day, and the American Miniature Horse Association classes will be held
Sunday. Halter and performance classes will be held throughout the
For show information, call (561) 798-6129, (772) 341-0715 or (863)

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

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

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


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University board wants budget increase

ORLANDO The Board of
Governors recommended a $500
million budget increase for Flori-
da's 11 state universities next year
at a meeting Thursday, but the
panel delayed a decision on a pro-
posed 7 percent tuition increase
for the 2007-08 school year.
The budget recommendation
to the governor and Legislature
would increase university spend-
ing by more than 15 percent to
$3.7 billion in the fiscal year start-
ing July 1,2007.
It includes $150 million for
enrollment growth, said Chancel-
lor Mark Rosenberg after the
meeting at the University of Cen-
tral Florida.
A business plan estimates the
system will grow by 56,000 stu-
dents during the next five years, or
more than 11,000 annually. That's

the equivalent of adding at least
one new university, Rosenberg
Additional dollars also are ear-
marked to help pay for new med-
ical schools at Central Florida and
Miami's Florida International Uni-
versity and to increase enrollment
at existing medical schools, pay
raises to make faculty salaries
more competitive, health care
and agriculture research and
domestic security.
The board wanted more time,
however, to decide how much, if
any, of the budget increase should
fall on students and their parents
through tuition payments. The
issue will be revisited during the
board's Sept. 21 meeting at the
University of South Florida in
"There's room to grow tuition

as a revenue source," said Rosen-
berg, who made the 7 percent
He contends it is a modest
increase and that Florida students
still would get a bargain. They
paid about $1,600 less than the
national average $3,288 com-
pared to $4,862 last year.
Lawmakers this year approved
a 3 percent increase that brought
average tuition to $73.71 per cred-
it. It was the lowest tuition hike in
a decade.
Increasing it by 7 percent next
year would add about $5 per
credit or $155 more per year for
the average student.
Gov. Jeb Bush initially had pro-
posed a 5 percent increase this
year for in-state tuition but he
scaled it back to 3 percent after
objections from the Florida Stu-

dent Association, which has rep-
resentation from all of the state's
Student leaders argued tuition
already had increased by 26 per-
cent over the past four years and
that fees, room and board also
have gone up. The association
also opposes the latest proposal.
One reason universities need
more money is because of enroll-
ment growth and efforts to avoid
increasing class sizes, Rosenberg
"It's very important to keep the
public university experience in
Florida affordable," he said. "The
challenge that we have is that
with the new students we need
new faculty. The new faculty are a
lot more expensive than the cur-
rent faculty that we have and they,
too, deserve significant raises."

Local student wins scholarship drawing

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By D. Hamilton
Local Okeechobee High
School senior, Lara Stanley, is
the proud recipient of the River-
side Bank $1,000 random schol-
arship drawing. The scholarship
was presented to her by Tabitha
Trent at Riverside Bank branch
on July 20.
Ms. Stanley is a 2006 Okee-
chobee High School graduate
and plans to attend IRCC to com-
plete an associate's degree, and
then onto Florida Gulf Coast Uni-
versity to pursue a bachelor's
degree in education.
She has long wanted to
become a teacher and, "make a

difference in children's lives."
Ms. Stanley has set the wheels
in motion for her career in edu-
cating children with volunteer-
ing during the summer months
at the Okeechobee Parks and
Recreation Department Summer
Camp. She assists counselors
with the children teaching them
new games and skills at every
new opportunity.
Riverside Bank Branch Man-
ager, Tabitha Trent stated, "We
do one drawing per year with
anyone who plans to attend col-
lege and has been accepted, or is
currently enrolled at the com-
munity college level is eligible to

Submitted to Okeechobee News/Tabitha Trent
Okeechobee High School graduate, Lara Stanley (right) with
Riverside Bank Branch Manager, Tabitha Trent as she
receives her scholarship check.

Education Briefs

Nothing That is Loved
Is Ever Lost...
We want to thank everyone and we
appreciate all who gave in one way or
another to our family. Our hearts are
lightened knowing that he lives on in
the hearts of all of you.

-The Mauldin Family

Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Preparing for students
The new Data Processor at Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus, Terry Griffin, gets some insight from their. Guidance
Counselor, Tracy Sills, as they enter in all the new students
into the system to make sure they have schedules ready.

Scientist to
speak at IRCC
Palm scientist Dr. John Dowe
will speak on the main campus
of Indian River Community Col-
lege (IRCC), 3209 Virginia
Avenue, in Fort Pierce on Satur-
day, Aug. 26, from 10 until 11:30
a.m. on palms in the genus Livis-
tona. He will speak again from,
1:30 until 3 p.m. on the
cyclone hurricane adaptation of
palms,. He will also speak,at the
Kilght Center, rpom V4 ,,at, 1,0
a m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, on the
MacArthur Palm.
benefit planned
A benefit for the Clint Ward
Memorial Agriculture Scholar-
ship 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 give-
aways. The entry fee for the rop-


Vernon C. Gruber
Vernon C. Gruber, 87, of Okee-
chobee, passed away suddenly
on July 7, 2006. In 1968 he and his
wife Adeline sold their farm in
Ohio and moved with Beth, their
youngest of five children, to Okee-
chobee, where he developed the
Lucky Seven Trailer Park near Tay-
lor Creek. He and Adeline
returned to Marion, Ohio, every
year to spend the summer. They
were very active in both commu-
nities. He loved traveling and
socializing, but most of all, fish-
He was predeceased by his
eldest daughter, Charlotte (Jim)
He is survived by his wife Ade-
line of almost 66 years, and four
children; Chuck (Pam) Gruber,
Dr. Jack (Charlene) Gruber, Leroy
(Sharon) Gruber, and Beth (Bill)
Helfferich, 11 grandchildren, and
13 great-grandchildren.
Services and burial were held
in Marion, Ohio, on July 29. Mrs.
Gruber is currently residing at
Marion Manor in Marion, Ohio
where cards and well wishes may
be sent.
Bryan Francis
Bryan Francis Ackland, age 73,
of Okeechobee, died August 10,
2006 at the Hamrick Hospice
Home of Okeechobee. He was
born Nov. 21, 1932 and had been
a resident of Okeechobee since
1972. He was a member of the
Oakview Baptist Church, enjoyed
fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife of 53
years, Joyce Ackland, of Okee-
chobee, son, Bryan Ackland, Jr. of
Okeechobee, daughter, Gwen-
dolyn J. (Louis) King of Okee-
chobee; brother, Roy Ackland, of
North Carolina; sister, Hazel
(Paul) Eggers of Tennessee. In
addition, he is survived by three
grandchildren, Carolyn Michelle
(Jay) Carter of Okeechobee,
Christopher Ackland of Iowa, and

Anthony Ackland of Okeechobee;
two great-grandchildren, Chloe
Carter and Torri Carter, both of
Graveside services will be held
at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at
Evergreen Cemetery. Pastor Char-
lie Rice of the Oakview Baptist
Church will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made in his memory, to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, FL. 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Jack Edward Ferguson
Jack Edward Ferguson, age 85,
of Okeechobee, died at his resi-

dence on August 9, 2006. He was
born Aug. 11, 1920 in Lansing,
Mich., and has been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1981. He was a
member of the VFW of Okee-
chobee; he enjoyed fishing, hunt-
ing, and gambling.
He is survived by his sons,
Jimmy Ferguson and Elmer Fer-
guson, of Michigan; daughters,
Jackie Rollins of Michigan, and
Susan Lewis of Okeechobee. He
is also survived by eight grand-
children and numerous great-
The family has decided not to
hold visitation or services at this
All arrangements are under the
direction and- care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

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OHS FLAG LINE: I am a senior at Okeechobee High School and
this will be my fourth year being a member of the flag line, and I
would like to correct some mistakes in Speak Out concerning the
OHS band and color guard. First, veterans of the color guard have no
say so in who is chosen for the festival band flag line, or who is cut.
The adult judges have experience in both marching band and color
guard and are not band students. In my opinion, the person who
made the statements in Speak Out was very disrespectful to the girls
who came to a five-hour twirl-a-thon, were celebrity servers at a
local restaurant, went to a six-day Marching Auxiliaries Camp (MA),
practiced for two hours every Tuesday and Thursday nights between
MA and band camp, and attended three days of band camp from
8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and still did not make competition line after
all of this hard work and dedication. In truth, only eight of the 17 girls
will be marching with the band. Second, contrary to the person's
remarks in Speak Out the OHS color guard is rarely, if ever, left unsu-
pervised. In fact, I can only think of one incident. We were just out-
side an open door to the lecture hall while the drummers were inside
with an adult, so we practiced our routines for a total of 15 minutes.
We then went into the lecture hall where the band director watched
us practice for an hour. Apart from this one instance, the band direc-
tor, other supervisors or even a parent of one of the girls on the line is
present at all times.

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Communtiy Events

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

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

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

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

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

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Upcoming Events

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. There is no charge to attend and all Christian singers and musicians
are welcome to take part. For information, contact the church at (863) 763-
6869; Pastor Lee Minton 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 Mission,.
1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education include: AIDS;
free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic violence; abstinence;
abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materials and prevention
tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for information.
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 11a.m. a t 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.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from .noon to 1 p.m. at the' First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at
the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invit-
ed. Please R.S.V.P to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee Pres-
byterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is
invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organiza-
tion or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is
open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual member-
ship is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at
(863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to
see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for
information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big,,Lake Mission's
Outreach. . .. .. . .. .....- ...,,
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Slng every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member
is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Community Events

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 Thurs-
day 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 any-
one 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 lirmit-
ed edition 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 Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okee-
chobee Composite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members.
Senior members and cadets are being recruited for the unit.
Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior mem-
bers are needed to administer the unit and provide supervision
for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are
emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.

Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or sen-
ior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency
Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

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

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 accept-
ed 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.

Community Events

Church hosting water day
The Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will host
a free water day on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 2 until 6 p.m. The event
is offered to children between the ages of 5 and 12. There will be .
water slides, water games, food and drinks. For information, con-
tact Tawnya at (863) 697-0308.

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, Rev-
erend Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373 or (863) 697-8517.
VFW hosting links tourney
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., and
their auxiliaries will be holding a blind draw golf tournament at
Okeechobee Golf & Country Club on Aug. 12. Tee time is 8 a.m.
Gilbert Chevrolet has donated a new pickup truck that will be given
away in a hole-in-one contest. Proceeds benefit the VFW National
Home for Children. Space is limited. For information or to sign up,
call (863) 697-2390.
Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will be offering: a
first aid class on Saturday Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. until noon; and, an
adult CPR class on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 6 until 9 p.m. To register
or for information, call (863) 763-2488.
School supplies drive under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annual
school supplies drive for the needy children of Okeechobee Coun-
ty. Items will be collected until Aug. 12. Proof of eligibility is needed
to qualify for the supplies. For information; to make donations; or
to inquire about getting supplies for your child, call the Mission at
(863) 763-5725.
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.

Open house honors breastfeeding month
The Okeechobee WIC, in cooperation with the Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition, is sponsoring an open house to celebrate
World Breastfeeding Month on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m.
until 3:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Okeechobee County
Health Department auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. There will be
games and door prizes. The Chronic Disease Health Prevention
and Education Department will be on hand to offer information on
healthy living. The event is open to the public. For information,
contact Linda Wier, R.N., at (863) 462-5824.
Foster grandparents are sought
The Area Agency on Aging is looking for seniors who would like
to work with local school children as foster grandparents. Foster
grandparents are volunteers over the age of 60, who work one-on-
one with students in a classroom setting to help children improve
in school. The program is sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging.
Foster grandparents receive a tax-free stipend and mileage reim-
bursement. They also receive lunch at the school. Anyone interest-
ed in learning more about the program is invited to attend the vol-
unteers meeting and lunch on Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at the American
Red Cross Okeechobee Branch, 323. N. Parrott Aye. For informa-
.tipp,. contact LynnVidulich at 800-773-.,895. ,., ;, .,
Business Women's groupto meet
The Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Networking
Group will meet Friday, Aug. 18, at the Brahma Bull Restaurant,
2405 U.S. 441 S.E. Networking will be at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will
follow at noon. Membership is not necessary to attend the meet-
ing, and giveaway items are welcome. For more, visit the group's

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

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

Free nutritional class offered
A free CRA nutritional analysis class will be held Monday, Aug.
21, at 5:30 p.m. in the Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center, 916
W.N. Park St. The class will be taught by Dr. Edward Douglas. For
information, call (863) 763-4320.
Collaborative Council meeting planned
The next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a
part of the Shared Services Network, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 22,
at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School
Board office, 700 S.W Second Ave. For information, call Sharon
Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
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.
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 their search for the right
employee or job. For more, visit their web site at; or, call (863) 462-5350.
Help with electric bills available

Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and
over. Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.
Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7
p.m. on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Par-
rott Ave. Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For
information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-
6464. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Shriner's pro-
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:


The Okeechobee News, Saturday, August 12,2006

Reflections from the Pulpit

By Rev. Al Jaquith
Pastor, First Baptist
Church of Basinger
I recently had the pleasure of
listening to one of my pastor
friends recount a mission trip to a
church in Haiti that his church
sponsors. While listening to him I
could not help making a compari-
son with my own church and oth-
ers like it. I know that the church-
es in poorer countries would have
a difficult time without the finan-
cial support of the American
churches, but like the church in
Laodicea, (Rev. 3:17) we may be
monetarily rich, but spiritually
poor. I think it would be helpful to
make an honest evaluation of the
health of our churches.

My pastor friend told stories
that were reminiscent of stories
that come in from all over the for-
eign mission fields. People walk-
ing miles to attend services, they
sit for hours listening to preach-
ers, and believe they are blessed
to be there. How many people
would be at your'church if they
had to walk there? What would
Sunday School enrollment be if
the air conditioner was turned
off? The true health of the church
cannot be determined until these
questions are answered.
The people in this little church
in Haiti came to church every
night that the pastor was there.
They packed a small room and
stood ten deep at the open win-
dows. They walked from miles

around after working all day just
to have enough water and food
for that day. They came to wor-
ship God and did not expect to
be entertained by professional
worship leaders. They sat in a hot
room for hours listening atten-
tively to the preaching the Word.
They did not expect to leave at an
exact certain time. There was no
air conditioner to argue over. "It's
too hot, or too cold" is not a
problem the pastor has to deal
In the letters to the churches
found in the first three chapters of
Revelation, several comments
were made about the churches in
John's day. I believe these issues
are still with us today. Many of our
churches have been infiltrated by

the secular culture of our day in
negative ways. We strive to be
entertaining and ready to accom-
modate to a point that we have
become "lukewarm". (Rev. 3:16)
Sexual immorality is as much a
problem in the church as outside
it. We divorce at about the same
rate as our unchurched neighbors
and often have many of the same
bad habits and addictions.
Jesus said that the church in
Ephesus had "left its 'first love'".
He told them to "repent and do
the first works, or else He would
come to them quickly and
remove their lampstand from its
place. "(Rev. 2:4-5) My prayer is
that we will allow the Spirit of
God to cleanse us from the dross
of all unrighteousness

Mote to perform at the Church of God

The newest member of the
Gaither Homecoming team, Gor-
don, Mote, will appear in two
concerts at the Church of God,
301 N.E. Fourth Ave., Sunday,
Aug. 13. The concert times are
8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Blind from birth, Gordon
Mote has accompanied such
superstars as Martina McBride,
Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney,
and Rascal Flatts in the country
music world; and The Gaither

Vocal Band, Ernie Haase & Signa-
ture Sound, Mark Lowry and the
Martins, to name a few in the
Gospel Music world. He is
presently the accompanist for
the Gaither Vocal Band and trav-
els with the Gaither Homecom-
ing Team.
In demand as a studio musi-
cian, Gordon Mote has been
nominated as Piano/Keyboard
Player of the Year by the Acade-
my of Country Music, as well as

receiving a Dove Award nomina-
tion for Instrumental Album of
the Year from the Gospel Music-
Association. Most recently, he
received nominations for Break-
through Artist of the Year, Musi-
cian of the Year, and Album of
the Year from the Southern
Gospel News.
There is no admission charge,
and a love offering will be taken.
For more information, call (863)

Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Gordon Mote

The blessing of self sacrifice has its own rewards

Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church,
Special to the Okeechobee News
One day while seven year-old
Mark was sitting at his desk in the
classroom, he felt something
warm and looked down to see the
front of his pants wet, and a puddle
at his feet on the floor. He could not
believe it was happening to him.
Immediately he realized all the
ramifications that this meant. He
could already hear the teasing of
the other classmates.
He immediately buried his head
in his hands and prayed, "God I
need help now!" He heard some-
one approaching him and looked
up to see Susie coming in his direc-
tion with a big gold fish bowl in her
hands. It was Susie's day to clean
the fish bowl. "Oh no, not Susie!'
She would see and he would never,
be able to speak to her again." '
But then it happened! Just as
she got to his desk Susie dumped

the entire bowl of water, fish and
all into Mark's lap.
The teacher jumped to Mark's
rescue. Scurried him away to the
boiler room, gave him a pair of
gym shorts to wear, hung his
trousers on the boiler to dry, and
put her arm around him lavishing
him with sympathy and under-
standing. When they returned to
the class room all the children
were busy with paper towels dry-
ing up the floor, Mark's books and
scolding little Susie for her clumsi-
ness. When Susie tried to help, the
teacher said, "Susie, I think you
have done enough for one day."
The acceptance and sympathy
felt so good to Mark that he failed to
realize how rejected Susie felt by
the condemnation of his class-
mates. This lasted the rest of the
day, until they were all out front
waiting for rides home.
"- _It was then Mark saw the pain in
Susie's eyes as she stood all alone,
while students from other classes
heard about the incident for the
first time and crowded around

Mark lavishing more understand- Who made this mess?"
ing. ;Before I could answer, my
Mark went over to Susie, and .friend spoke up, "You know me!"
whispered, "Susie, you saw, you He was the Susie to my Mark. He
knew didn't you? You dumped that took the shame so I would not
water on me on purpose didn't have to. There were not words ade-
you?" Susie replied, "Mark, I saw quate enough to express my grati-
you lay your head on your desk. I tude and relief.
wet my pants once too."
"Greater love has no one than Over the years, I have pledged
this, that he lay down his life for his that I would try my best to do the
friends." (John 15:13) I have expe- same for those around me when
rienced this first hand. One of my opportunity presented itself. I have
most memorable experiences learned that the best way to be of
came in my younger informative service is often very simple it's
years. I couldn't tell you how those little, quiet, often unnoticed
embarrassing it was when one of acts of kindness that we choose to
my friend's mothers called me a do on a daily basis that really make
bull in a china shop when I acci- a difference.
dentally broke a piece off of a Something else I've learned:
model airplane that my friend and I "Giving is its own reward." When
were putting together. A short time we give, we also receive. In fact,
later, I accidentally dropped a large what we receive is directly propor-
bowl of popcorn trying to catch aOional to what we give. As we give
' glass of water I had tipped over. I more freelyof ourselves in ourbwn
was embarrassed beyond belief. unique \ayvs, we will experience
Then came the question I knew more blessings than we ever
would bring me more embarrass- thought possible. Everyone wins,
ment, "What happened in here? especially us.

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First United Methodist Church
Traditional Sunday Worship:
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
200 N.W. 2nd Street (863) 763-4021
(Next to Bank of America)

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Christian Church
Sunday school 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Meal 5:45 p.m. Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
3 Linda Rd. (BHR) (863) 357-6500
Pastor David Robertson

"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor

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Local Religion Events

Church hosting
water day
The Treasure Island Baptist
Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will
host a free water day on Satur--
day, Aug. 12, from 2 until 6 p.m.
The event is offered to children
between the ages of 5 and 12.
There will be water slides, water
games, food and drinks. For
information, contact Tawnya at
(863) 697-0308.

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 Chris-
tian 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-

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 sup-

plies. For information; to make
donations; or to inquire about
getting supplies for your child,
call the Mission at (863) 763-
5725. i

Methodist Church
plans open house
The First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St.,
will hold an open house on each
Sunday in September (Sept. 3,
10, 17 and 24). Sunday worship
services are at 8 and 11 a.m.
Other services are traditional at
8:30 a.m., along with contempo-
rary and Sunday School at 9:45
a.m. Child care is provided. For
information, contact the church
office at (863) 763-4021.

Church offers religious
education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will
be offering religious education
classes for children beginning'
Sunday, Sept. 17. Registrations,
for Catholic Christian Doctrine

(C.C.D.) are now being accept-
ed. Classes for children in grades
kindergarten through ninth will
be held every Sunday from 11:30
a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For infor-
mation, call the parish office at
(863) 763-3727.

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

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

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Sports Briefs

Youth bowling
league to start
Sign-ups are now under way
for the youth bowling league for
children between the ages of 5
and 18.
Bowling is to start Aug. 19 at
9:30 a.m.
For information, call Marilyn
at (863) 634-0397 or contact Star-
dust Lanes at (863) 467-1800.

sign ups slated
Sign-ups for the O.C.RA.
tackle football, flag football and
cheerleading programs will take
place Aug. 19, Aug. 26 and Sept.
9 at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex, 580 N.W. 27th Lane,
from am. until 2 p.m.
Parents and/or guardians
must accompany the child being
enrolled. A copy of the child's
birth certificate is required.
The enrollment fee for tackle
football is $75 per player, and $60
per participant in the flag football
and cheerleading programs.
These programs are open to
children 6 to 12 years of age.
Youth soccer
sign-ups slated
Registration for the Okee-
chobee County Parks and Recre-
ation Department's Youth Soccer
League will be held each week-
day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
beginning Monday, Aug. 21, and
ending Friday, Sept. 1.
The sign-ups will be held at
the department's office at 640
N.W 27th Lane in the Okee-
chobee County Sports Complex.
The sign-up fee is $25 per
The league will consist of five
divisions: 14 and under, 12 and
under, 10 and under, 8 and under
and 6 and under. Parents will be
required to present a copy of the
participant's birth certificate at
the time of registration. The par-
ticipant's age as of Dec. 31, 2006,
will determine their age division.
The minimum enrollment for
each division is 30players.'
Games will be played locally
and are scheduled to begin Sat-
urday, Sept. 30. League play will
end before Christmas.
For information, call (863)
Tourney trValn
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 tour-
nament trail on Sept. 2.
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-

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 Brah-
man athletics.
For information, contact
Daryl Roehm, OHS athletic direc-
tor, at (863) 447-0566.
league is forming
Sign-ups are now being
accepted for the Thursday Night
Ladies Bowling League.
For information, call Kathy
* Rowland at (863) 467-5309 or by
e-mail at krowland57@adel-; or, contact Marilyn at
(863) 634-0397 or by e-mail at
Sign-ups can also be done at
Stardust Lanes, 1465 U.S. 441 SE,
or contact them at (863) 467-
1800 for information.
OHS rodeo team

seeking members
The Florida High School
Rodeo Association (FHSRA) and
the Okeechobee High School
Rodeo Team are getting ready to
kick off a new season.
The team is looking for new
team members. If you would like
to take part in this great sport,
contact Darlene Bass at (863)
634-5815 or go to the FHSRA
website at www.fhsra.home- and then go to the
membership page and down-
load your forms.
The first rodeo of the season
will take place in Kissimmee on
Sept. 9 and 10.

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In Edgewater Estates, River Oak A
Quail Woods, Basswood, & Viking

Lake access waterfront DWMH, 3Bd/2Ba,
family rm, screened porch, sep. dining
room & living rms., carport (2 car), 2
sheds, seawall. $179,000. (#89925)

Lake access DWMH 3Bd/2Ba, Fla. rm,
patio, extra long carport, 2 sheds, covered
boat shed w/elec. lift, pontoon boat
w/motor, new Therma double pane win-
dows, new paint, fully furnished.
$184,000. (#90436)

Lake access waterfront very unique home
round home. 3Bd/lBa, LR, KT, rec room
on rear bath house for pool. Mature Fla.
trees, sc. pool area w/privacy fence &
new carpet, 15x30 kidney shaped pool,
7ft/400 sq. ft. solar heat. Refurbished rec
rm. $209,000 (#91741)

2003 DWMH (27x47) completely fur-
nished 2Bd/2Ba, morning rm, screen rm,
10x22, driveway, storage bldg. 8x10, city
water & sewer. Home g.Plight coloroc
Shows very well. $140.i:i.1t1' 1b )i .I

2001 DWMH 3Bd!/2Ba, carport, Fla. room,
breakfast room, furnished, storage area,
sprinkler sys, RV hook up on property.
Sprinkler sys. w/pump from lake. Home
like new. Easy to show. $189,000. (#90320)

DWMH furnished 2/2/2, 2 screen porch-
es, Fla. room w/built in cedar shelving,
chain link fence in rear, shed w/washer
&dryer, patio, DR w/built in china cabi-
net, walk in closets both BRs, Ig. master
bath. $150,000. (#91374)

2Bd/2Ba home located in J&S Estates. 1
car garage, heated in ground pool (solar
1,000ft. piping w/aux. 175,000 BTU
heater, water filter system, work-out
room, sprinkler system. $155,000.

Lake access waterfront 1980 CBS
2B.d/2Ba, carport, boat shed, dock.
Lovely landscaping, seawall, hurricane
shutters, storage shed attached. Only
minutes from Taylor Creek locks (7 min.)
Glose to conveniences. $235,000. (#91971)

4251 Hwy. 441 S. 863-763-5588 Fax: 763-2219
| r Theseoerins Patricia Louise Goolsby, Lic. R.E. Broker j
S NOTE These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.



Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can afford,
says syndicated columnist Dian Hymer.
Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price-you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six

Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home
ownership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.

eV Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and
interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITI." Monthly homeowners' association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
e Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range.

* E' LISTInG OC.eec,:h.rle Parr resd.nrSati
lots. 50x125.5, needs both to build on. $50,000.
* REDUCED! Dixie Ranch Estates lot 125x125.
(4) 1.25+/- acres $25,000 Each.
* (2) 13+ acres in the Estate at Okeechobee
* REDUCED! 20+/- acres, Okee Osceola county
* GREAT LOCATION! 2 Quail acre lots each

S101 , R.:.a3 5 3ce-2 $125000
30+/- acres $25,900 per acre.
25+/- acres in Dark Hammock.
7 acres on Hwy. 68. Owner Financing
10+/- acres located in Sherman Woods.
* 1/2 acre located in Buffington Park, $47,000.
WOODED PROPERTY: 4.44 acres in Platts
Bluff w/old MH $130,000.
B Land also available: Treasure Island,
Basswood, Okeechobee Gardens, Northwood

$50,00. ad Ft.Drum

We're Not Your Typical Home Builder
Over I 80 Floor Plans To Choose From!

Many Financing Options Available

3 Homes Available For Immediate Occupancy
Located on Captive Lake
S. E. 2 7th Street in Taylor Creek Isles
| 'ii; ,. I POSSIBLE

Owner Suite w/Access To a Sundeck
eorgetownSplit Pan
Large Bedrooms
2 Car Garage
Stylish Large Kitchen
9' Ceilings
SDining Room
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(863) 763-3134

2Bd/2Ba on 4.77 acres (1997 Wassau
Home) with screened greenhouse plant
area, stocked pond, patio, yard has been
landscaped with Florida trees & plants,
tractor lawn mower, new May 05.
$229,000. (#90836)

4/2.5/2 w/inground pool, great rm
w/stone fireplace, formal living rm
w/stone fireplace, formal dining rm, Ig.
screened room across back of home over-
looking pool. Chainlink back yard for
children, pets. Near schools. $345,000.

Waterfront Lake Okeechobee access
**furnished** DWMH 3Bd/2Ba, LR
w/fireplace, Din. RM, screen RM, 2 car
garage, new dock 20x40, new seawall,
roof new 2005. Home has many updates,
easy to show. $275,000. (#91899)

Pool home 4. 2, 21 located in premier
community Blue Heron Golf & Country
Club. Home has all the features you
expect. Refreshing tile foyer, carpet bed-
rooms, light interior, high ceilings.
Master suite w/luxurious BA, French
door to Ig. Fla. room. $425,000. (#90989)

1988 Homes of Merit furnished 3Bd .'2Ba.
carport, Fla. room, scr. rm on front,
awnings, handicapped accessible. A/C
approx. 3 yrs. old. Metal roof, Fla. room
A/C new 2005, Pantry (2)., $135,000.,

S Preferred propertiess
-Of Okeechobee Realty, Inc.
Kathy Godwin Lic R E. Broker
3126 Highway 441 S 863-763-8222
prrfprop@earth link net

August 19,2006 9:00 am -1:00 pm
Waterfront Propertles Come by and take a look.

MLS#91400 3 Canal Way, BHR. DWMH on water $219,000
MLS#91085 49 Lake Drive, BHR.- DWMH on water $149,900.
MLS#91484- 16 Palm Court, BHR 3/2 Frame home on water $299,000-

MLS#90318- 2581 SE 24th Blvd. DWMH on Water with pool & boat lift -
MLS#90909- 2234 SE 30th St. 2/2 CBS home on water w/ seawall & boat
lift $285,000- REDUCED!
MLS#91211 2002 SE 29th Street SWMH on water w/ boat lift -

MLS#90955 -1303 SE 8th Ave. 4/2 on canal w/ dock & Lake access -
MLS# 90743 -1406 SE 8th Dr.- 3/1.5 CBS on canal w/ Lake access-
$189,000- REDUCED

MLS#91782 3329 SE 23rd St. 3/1.5 Frame home w/ Pontoon boat -
$212,000 REDUCED!

Advertise The Okeechobee News Real Estate
Pages Contact Kay Sheedy at 763-3134

4251 Hwy. 441 S.
RE Y CO. Fax: 763-6068 Office 763-5588
Patricia LouIse Gools, y-J. I.R.E.sBr4er : -*
763-6068.-* Cell .634-588 '
Kathy Lancaster
467-6760 Cell 634 67-6?:`. I
AIRSTRIP PROPERTY Corner lot 5+/- wooded acres, well & pumphouse,
electric, culverts, permit for septic. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
MINUTES FROM TAYLOR CREEK: 3/2 Manufactured Home to relax in
after fishing off your dock or deck. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
INDUSTRIAL LOTS W/CLOSED ALLEY: Cleared 1.5+/- acres 12 city
industrial lots plus alley in great location on NW 6th AVe. Call Pat for details
LAKEFRONT TAYLOR CREEK ISLES: custom home, wind zone 125mph.
Call pat for appt. 863-634-5588.
WATERFRONT NEAR LOCKS IN BHR exec. 3/3 CBS & brick home. Pool,
deck & covered patio. Large lot, can possibly be divided into 2 homesites. By
appt. with Pat 863-634-5588.
VIKING: possible owner financing!! 1.25 acres close to paved road & power
lines. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
UNIQUE PROPERTY 24 acre parcel zoned Industrial or single family w/AG
exemption. Great location near town. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
COUNTRY LIVING 5.20 fully treed acres near Yeehaw Junction & turnpike.
Call Pat 863-634-5588.
10 ACRES east of Okeechobee, uncleared. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
20 ACRES north of Okeechobee. Br Ln. our horse, Can be divided into 2
tens. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
ZONED NfIuL Tl-FAM.-NIL%. RES[DENTIAL 3 -,+,/are in city limits. Call Pat
ON CAPTURED WATER: DWMH needs TLC, Ig. screen porch overlooks
lake.-Call Pat 863-634-5588.
NOTE: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions orwAithdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.

SHazellief & Prevatt
000006 1"_ IRealty Inc.
2 1.1200 S. Parrott 763-2104
Specialists On Groves, Ranches & Acreage

I008-H: N.e clear, luxun 'BR 2BA hornm
^'.-.I.,' S fi^ ^ 7 : :n- " 'h o rc ular wdre'.' c,'.ered

I, .ll! or, utar& seer 2002

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' ... .. . duple IBd IBa on ele c d Central

5(0. ; M)0-H. Feel the .urrm.ier heiseO' :BdJ. 2BL CBS home
S .:.n bg lo I a~ce plu: .-reened prani. ~srrag, ld
h rinear hursres nic & iarper p.r. adn-sna
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Fo MoeIfomtoncl izW issr

w/frame addi-tion totals 3 bedrooms / KET! Attached garage, 2 bdrm/2 baths,
2.5+ baths plus laundry rm, sewing rm, Florida Room, screened patio, hot tub,
big den/office, screened patio w/ hottub, sun deck, seawall & dockage, cool air!
seawall w/dock, nice tilework and recent Nice & simple, neat & clean! Have cash
up-grades! YOU HAVE TO SEE AT or at least 20% cash down? $198,500
JUST $199,900! BUYS IT!
"Best prices around on high quallty acreager"
Leot #7 $220,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #13 $250,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #17 $250,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #1 $250,000 Seller Financedll
#89201 4+ ACRES W/HWY 78 W FRONTAGE! Zoned AC in "Resort
Corridor" at 9371 Hwy 78 W! POTENTIAL AT $450,000!
waterfront, so priced low! Go to 2208 SE 38th Trail! ASKING $45,000.
Why pay $40,000-or more? And it's a nice one with power line! We have
map and .directions to get to itat_15784 NW 262nd Street! JUST $34,900!

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Pages Contact Kay Sheedy at 763-3134

Don Renfranz, Inc.'s
Taylor Creek Real Estate
Don Renfranz 863-467-2930 or 863-634-4596 1881 U.S. Highway 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 34974
lerrY Palnt .861-76-14161 nr r6q-01n.71i --1
........ f l ,:"'..... . .. "............... rI.. I,,, l'Pho ne. iso )7 3-.312 a Fa. 1,8n3?r -731

LO% PRICE LEVEL! .fitordabl 1, 1
Park model with ground-level addition in
Ancient Oaks-a restricted community!
Easy walk to heated pool & clubhouse!
Eye-appealing decor and furnishings!
Low quarterly fee includes boatramp!
ASKING JUST $89,000 1

RETIREMENT? Interesting comer lot
1/1 Park model trailer with extra parking
space in Ancient Oaks-a restricted com-
munity! Floor level addition/porch,
tastefully furnished! YOU GET THE
DEED AT $62.000 !

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realty group, LLC

mobile home with fireplace and
S- Icr with lake access. Private
L ., r .p forr your boat and a niceO

it..ani-iung station. Asking
all 50,000. Call Joe at 863-610-.
S.erciman Look Here! 3/2Building

I bilare house. Great location oned
mp....: from 441 behioat and U-Save.
Seaning station. 6 estab-
t 250,000. Call Joe at 863-610-

S'r .d tenants on month to
ht ffiherma maimum flnx i 3

t h lir, Asking only $399,000. Call
Z : f- r. I .--sa at 863-610-2280
1 -U \ 22l)' building lot in Countrv Meadows. Asking onl',, $61 000.
Multi- Family lot seven large Mtldti-Famil, lots in great location. East
sde ot toy. iufo. ut o.f IHIV) 710 near Everglades Blvd Can build up to 39
tirut .Askirng $1 000.0010 call Elberr at 863-634-7460.
18..95 Beautihul acres in the NE section Call Joe to see this acreage.
Rc,:entl, reduced to 5426 375
"If yFO are interested in listing your property,
give us a call. We are currently seeking new listings.
Oall us to discuss the sale ol your property
Office:863-763-8851 .,',, i.,j,,i., IB 0
Elbert Batton Licensed Real Estate Broker
Melissa Arnold: 863-610-2280
Lisa Molyneaux: 863-697-1261 Joe Arnold: 863-610-1639
Shelly Batton: 863-634-5294

When Planning Your New Home:

"Let Experience Work For You

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4ure VV .d c priv.:, rer,~.. E.,:eploc.,nal 13r,.
scaping, sprinklers, storage shed, double garage.
$269,000 #215 Call Lori 863-634-1457

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2BR/1BA above enclosed boathouse.
NEW LA. Lift, concrete Indg; balcony; stor-
age & laundry addition. $172,500 #219H
#91931 Call Jeri 863-634-6056


GENTLE BREEZES IF'bP ,- '-.':.r'u:
,'o:,Tr 16,- 0 orn nr,,:,p Ir.:.r.i ,31.:k ,. .':-aC e.
carport. Seawall, covered deck, hoists.
$269,000 #208D Call Lori 863-634-1457

SELEonAi iow

KING'S BAY! Attractive 2 bedroom with
attached garage shows obvious owner
care over the years! Community pool,
small Association fees, double-width
driveway, sewer & water lines! ALL

EST LOCATION! You've always heard,
"Buy the least expensive property in the
best location"! NOW is your chance!
West. 1987 2/2 on treed comer lot at 4401
SE 27th St.! ASKING $79,500! LOOK!

S.. '. LAKE ACCESS 2BR/2BA. CBS Fully fur.
S. ',, naried3 wiIg screen P.' & pool lable FM
ZACHARY TAYLORRV PARK250 Spaces Room & ceramic while floor fnuie. 10
Waterfront, Approx. 12.5 AC on Taylor Creek main Locks. $255,000 #220F Call Bill 863-
#313 #91966 Call John 863-763-4010 634-6797


w/walk-in closets in BR's. Vaulted ceil-
ings;bkfst bar & nook + pantry. Sun porch
BUYER CAN SELECT COLORS 3 NEW 3BR/2BA CBS Homes under construction in & 8x10 storage. $145,000 #210B #91357
Basswood. $162,500 approx. Call Bill for details 863-634-6797 Call Jeri 863-634-6056

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Preferred Propertiaes OOke hob" tn" this Real Estate Book contact
2010 N, .6-thSt
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Okeechobee News
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12 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, August 12,2006

At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, Aug.
11, through Thursday, Aug. 17,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Nacho Libre"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:15 p.m. ,Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Talladega
Nights" (PG-13} Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Barnyard" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
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)


Rescue accepts
unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwant-
ed horses. If you can't keep them,
donate them by calling (772) 467-
0400. For information, ask for

You can help,
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for
their children, the question is
whose children are these? The
answer is they belong to all of us.
You can help abused and neglect-
ed children by donating your
operational car, boat, truck or
other vehicle to Kids In Distress
by calling (954) 390-7620. Kids In
Distress is a community-support-
ed agency dedicated to the care,
treatment and prevention of child.,
abuse and neglect. They have
locations in Browarddri Palm
Beach counties.

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to
make. For information on cost
and reservations, call (863) 763-

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnan-
cy testing to girls and women of
all ages. We offer free and confi-
dential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free
ultrasound, parenting classes,
and abstinence education. Oper-
ating hours are from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S.
Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. For information or
appointments call (863) 763-

Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics
include discipline a family
affair, birth to eight months -
infants, eight to eighteen months
- the toddler, 18 to 36 months -
terrific twos, three year olds, and
uncommon sense. Each week
parents "earn" baby bucks to
purchase items for their baby at
the center's Baby Boutique.
Childcare is not provided; howev-
er, infants in carriers are wel-
come. For details, call (863) 763-

8859 or (863) 697-6320.

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

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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals. 150
Special Notices 155
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ID. (863)261-1920

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BULL, Black, On 8/9 in Dark
Hammock. Call to identify.
LAB MIX: Found in vic. of
Country Hills Estates. Call to ID

DOG, male cur, light gold
w/white on neck, chest &
feet, neutered, bobtail.
REWARD! (863)467-6960
in Super Walmart pkg. lot. on
Sun. 7/30 eve. Reward!
Toy Poodle, 9 mos. old, black
& tan, male, last seen 8/3,
Contact Cindy @
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Free. Call Debbie
BORDER COLLIE- 2 yr old, Fe-
male, Spayed, updated shots
& heart worm. To Good
Home Only! (863)763-9262
KITTEN, male, 8 wks. old,
gray, litter box trained, to
good home only.
KITTENS, 1 is 8 weeks, 1 is 3
mos. & mother. To good
home. (561)308-6350
8 weeks, litter trained. CUTE!
Over 100 albums, some older.
Pis. call 863-467-4253
OUTSIDE CATS (7) Must find
a home soon or go to the
pound. 1 yr & under.

5624 NE 2nd Street, Okee
Fri.& Sat. 8/11,8/12. 9am
Appliances, lawn equip.,
bldg.materials+, household,
furniture & more! Call for appt.
thru 8/18 prior to our move.

OKEECHOBEE, Sat., Aug. 12th
8am-3pm, 585 NE 62nd Ave.
in Four Seasons off Hwy. 70
Microwaves, Electric Frying
Pans, Clothes, Furniture, Toys,
Bicycles...Too much to list!

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

Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW.
Good Pay, Benefits, 401K.
P/T. Apply in person @
Shooters Billiards; located
behind Winn Dixie Plaza.
Knowledge of construction &
computers helpful. Excellent
phone & people skills required.
40 hours per week.
Tuesday thru Saturday.
Fax resume to:
Buckhead Ridge
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (772)546-4191


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

Wilson's Petroleum

Pay commensurate w/exp.
Contact Jerry 863-801-5440
For Delivery of Ft. Pierce Trib-
une Newspapers in Okee
area, $2500 mo. to $3500
mo. Call (772)201-0088
Exp'd Stucco Laborer needed.
Must be energetic, reliable,
and have own trans.





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


Has an immediate opening
for the following position:
Candidate must read, speak
and understand English and
possess a valid Florida
Drivers License.
Applications now being
accepted at:
Lykes Bros. Inc.
106 SW CR 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
8:00am 4:00pm
Affirmative Action/An Equal
Opportunity Employer/
Drug FreeWorkplace M/F/D/V

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

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Hendry & Glades County Health Departments;
Bachelors Degree or equivalent; experience in
budget management, grant writing; must have
good computer skills & ability to manage/super-
vise staff; Background screening/fingerprinting re-
quired. EEO/AA.
Apply on line:
or Call Pat @ 863-674-4041x 118
for more details


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Apply In Person Only At
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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated PART TIME circulation
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
Knowledge of local area or ability to read map
Work Night and Weekends
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where'
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Applications are now
being accepted at:

Okeechobee News
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974

(Health Educators L2)

Position in Clewiston to provide education &
teach curriculum with new Community Based
Abstinence Education Program, Hendry County
Health Department; Bachelors Degree or
equivalent; experience in human services,
abstinence or teen pregnancy prevention; ability
to travel & flex work schedule when needed;
Bilingual English & Spanish helpful; Background
screening/fingerprinting required. EEO/AA
Apply on line:
or Call Tony @ 863-674-4041 x175
for more details

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 & 401 K
Salary based on exp. w/ben.
Fax res. to (954) 967-3477

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

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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National Home
Builder searching for
Sales Consultants in
the Okeechobee
market. Excellent
compensation &
incentives. Will need
Real Estate license.
Bi-lingual a plus.
Serious minded sales
professionals fax
resume to:
Attn: Coordinator

for Ranch and Grove hands.
Grove and Pasture Irrigation
experience a plus.
This is a Drug Free Workplace.
For more info. please call
Must have pump repair and
plumbing experience. Apply
at American Drilling Services
Inc., 405 SW 2nd Street.
Okeechobee, Fl
WANTED: Nail Tech & Stylist
Come by: Colour Me Crazy
107 SW 17th Street, Suite G
or call 863-697-1247

Must be well rounded &
flexible. Apply in person:
St Lucie Battery & Tire.
198 Hwy. 98 N.
Top pay to the right person
Benefits. Please call

Part time Mon- Fri evenings In
Clewiston, Good Payl,
Start Today I (800)922-1433

Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

A/C-21/2 TON
Package unit w/heat strip. Just
serviced. Exc. cond. $450.
220 volt, runs great. $125 or
best offer. 863-697-6033

One man's trash Is anoth-
ep man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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

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

J & J Building Contractors
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms

Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734

In Moore Haven
Land clearing, tree work,
demolition & debris removal.
Licensed & Insured.
Call Sam 239-633-7173


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapei, 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
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705

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
ADOBE CS2 ACAD., $400 or
will separate.
ONE TOUCH- copier, fax,
scanner, excellent condition
$20 (863)675-2596
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.
tor, keyboard, mouse, edu-
cational program, $150

BAR, Handmade green marble
top, expandable, from China.
Appraised at $3500, asking
$900 neg. (863)824-8703
BARBER CHAIR, Emil J. Padair
Porcelain base w/foot rest,
all hydraulics work. $500
neg. (863)697-0328
Child, Hand carved. Excel-
lent condition. $150.

ELEC. RANGE, Hotpoint, w/ov-
en, black & white, very
clean, exc. cond., $200.
Good condition. $35.
Both good condition. Work
great. $200/both or will sell
separately. 863-697-6033
stove, dishwasher, fridge, mi-
crowave, all lyr $1800/all, will
sell separate. 863-763-1981
Good cond. Moving. Ready to
sell by Aug. 17th. $300 for
both, will sep. (863)357-0734
maker. Like new. $250.
REFRIGERATOR, stays cold,
yellow in color, $60.
BO: Electric. Good condition.
$100. (863)357-0734
WASHER & DRYER, Excellent
working condition. Belts &
hoses new. $150
super capacity..3yrs. old,
exc.cond. $450.
WASHER/DRYER, Frigidaire,
Stackable, heavy duty, super
capacity, runs silent, perfect
cond. $500 (863)228-3958
Good Condition. $250.
By Ecoquest. New in box, 3yr.
warranty. $400/both, will sell
separately. 863-824-3402

BICYCLES, (3), 26", 2 wom-
en's, 1 multi speed, 1 single,
1 men's, 2 spd., $75 neg.
will sell sep. (863)635-0772

CLOSET DOORS, Bi-fold, 2
sets, light wood, $50.
$150. Will separate.

CRIB: Light Pine w/mattress.
$125. (863)467-1699
PLAYHOUSE, Little Tikes,
Step 2. Good condition, green
roof, red doors, shutters $200.
plete, built in toybox at foot of
bed. Plastic. $125 or best of-
fer. 239-657-2711
WAGON: Little Tikes, $90.for
all, will sep. (863)902-0714

women, kids. Back to school!
All sizes. Good cond. $30/all
or will sell sep. 239-657-2711
Bridal, spag. strap, size 8,
was $550, asking $200/neg.

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
prox. 3000-4000. All for
$2000 neg. (863)261-1920
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
OIL PAINTING- On canvas,
4'x5', New $200. Asking
$75. (863)763-7161
1041 Sets) asking $2500

COMPUTER- New system, In-
tel Celeron D, 2.93, 160HD,
DVD-RW, $425 or best of-
COMPUTER TABLE- large, ad-
)ustable heights, good condi-
tion, $50 or best offer

male, 10 weeks, health cer-
tificate, adorable. $175
(863)675-4703 after 7pm.
Pedigree, 7 mo. old, beautiful
flashy brindle male. $500.
COCKATIEL w/Cage & Stand.
$130 or best offer.
Vet Cert Health, adorable
male shorthaired $350
FINCHS- pair, $15
wheels with playpen on top.
Good condition $75.
(863)357-0037 Okeechobee
$3 (863)843-2495

CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $500
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome & brass
w/glass tops. $275./all.
almost new, green plaid. $600
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
Moving, must sell. $50 or
best offer. (863)467-8094
HEADBOARD- twin size, white
wicker, $15 (863)467-1325
HIDE A BED SOFA, 2 & 2 Lazy
Boy Chairs, Dinette set & 4
chairs. Good condition $800.
Will sep. 863-763-7974
HUTCH, Ponderosa Pine, 3
shelves, 8 drawers & 3
doors. $150 (863)467-1401
pillowtop matt, w/drawers
bookcase hdbd w/mirror,
$400 (863)697-0167
QUEEN SIZE BED, Complete.,
Chest of drawers, Nigth
stand & Chair. $300. Will
sep. 863-763-7974
RECLINER, pop up, Barca-
lounger, gold w/touch of red,
retail $800, will sell for $150
firm. (863)763-0582
Maple. Beige upholstery w/
green leaf & light rose buds.
150 both sets 863-357-8788
Complete w/frame & headbd.
New mattress. $75.00
late, leather, excellent condi-
tion, $400. (863)398-9806
Green. $400 (863)697-1782
Brown print. Good condition.
$50 or best offer.
TABLE W/4 CHAIRS- blonde
wood, brand new, $300
TABLES (2) octagon wood &
glass end tables, 1 wood
dining table all for $50

NEW ENGLAND- hand rifle
SB2, 30-06, 3x9, Simmons
scope, like new, $450
(863)697-9704 for details
S&W Special. S/S Model 720,
w/holster and shells. $300.

BAG, $185 for both or will
separate. (863)467-1401

NECKLACE, 14kt. gold, men's,
20", w/motorcycle medallion,
new $150, sell for $100.

LAMP, tall, behind couch,
w/matching glass top coffee
table, Florida style, $150.

LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, Like
new. Originally Cost $5500,
Asking $1100. (863)675-0122
WHEELCHAIR- Padded with
extra seat cushion. Excellent
condition. $75

like new, $550.
AVON, 58 older pcs., mostly
full, most all in boxes, $50
for all. (863)357-6113 Buck-
head Ridge Area.
LP RECORDS (40+) &
PLAYER, Orchestral & sym-
phony music. Very nice condi-
tion. $250 (863)946-3570
Automobiles, Farm equipment
& aluminum. Please call

cus Miller Jazz, beautifully
crafted, perfect, hardshell
case. $750. 863-357-7406
Built, 77"Tx42"W. 2 Solid
front doors & shelf. $350 or
best offer. (561)676-0427

Red Heeler, approx. 1 yrs.
old, neutered, $1 50.

QUEEN PALM 30' healthy,
p artially prooted by Wilma.
ou dig & haul. $60 or best of-
fer. 239-728-6273 ALVA
RIDING MOWER- 11hp, older
model Snapper, still runs &
mows, needs TLC, $200
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
15 hp., 42" cut. $300.
RIDING MOWER- Snapper '89,
$200 or best offer
16hp, twin cyl, 44" cut, $400
WEEDEATER Craftsman, 3/4
hp, 17" electric. $25.
Belgium Cross, $600

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TOY POODLE, white, male,
housebroken, AKC reg.,
$500. (863)697-1229

Motorized Face. $300.
CORDER- Sony, hooks to
Enter. Ctr, not portable, nev-
er used $50 (863)675-2596

50", needs some work, but
is in working order.
$200/neg. (863)634-1220
TV, Insignia, )lack screen, 26
3/4 front, depth 233", height
22", 6 mos. old, pd $600,
sell $350. (863)801-6149

Speed Air 110/220 volt
$145. Firm. (863)763-6629
months old. Paid $750, Ask-
ing $600 neg.
(863)674-0416 LaBelle
FLOORS, $450.
outfit, w/cart, $300.
GENERATOR, Coleman 5hp.
$100 (863)467-1224
GENERATOR, Tecumfeh En-
duro XL/C, 3000w, 120v,
25amp, 5 gallon gas can.
$350 (863)467-1704
LADDER, new, 2 piece, 27' ex-
tending, $100.

Damaged SWMH'96
or newer, Zone 3
I will move.
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/,
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn 9 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

BAY PASO FINO Gelding, 8
rs. old, Great on trails.
3500. (863)697-2704 Okee-
chobee area.
Rides/drives. Gentle. $900.
18 mths., good with other live-
stock/people. $250 or best
offer. 863-634-5820.
old, very nice gentle mare,
$1500 (863)357-0232
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, $2500.

I can deliver & install
1-100 pallets.
Call Cody Williams

LC100, B&S, 17.5hp, 9mths.
new, exc.cond. $900 or best
offer 863-763-1981 Okee
GRILL: Stainless Steel, Sears
Kenmore w/side table, side
burner & rotisserie. $300 or
best offer. 863-634-5914
wide, $60. (863)532-9182
$500 or will separate. Call
for info. (863)467-1224
42" cut, 15hp Kohler com-
mand eng. Turn key ready.
$450.863-697-9884 Joe
psi, Gas powered. $200.

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TownWseas ..*Ri920
Farn Property -
Rent 925
Homse Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

N. of OKEE- 2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
Z3:30pm, or email
OKEE. Furnished. Efficiency
$800. mo. Util. furnished.
1st, Last & Sec. Non Smok-
ing Envi. (863)801-4949

OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, all
appl., privacy fence w/patio,
$1000/mo, $1000 sec. Call

ADORABLE: 2 BR, 1 BA, in
town Behind Theater, small
3rd room, non smk. env., no
dogs, lawn service. $800 mo.
"+ 1st., last & sec. dep.
BASSWOOD: 2/1 + Extra Rm.
3458 NE 26th Ave. Newly re-
modeled. $900mo.,10st &sec.
Beautiful: In Town Estate,
3br/2ba, Laundry Rm., Porch,
'Jacuzzi Rm., Garage & Sec.
lights. No dogs, non-smk.
env., Lawn care. $1500. mo.,
S1st, last & sec. 941-504-3954
Dixie Ranch Acres: Spacious
3/2 home under beautiful
shade trees on one quiet
country acre, $1275 mo. +
1st & sec. Pets ok.
S772-408-2972 (cell)

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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
Move in Special first months
rent free, 3BR/2BA, $1100
mo., last, security deposit,
6 month lease and references
required. No Pets
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
house w/garage in nice
neighborhood. No pets.
$1200/mo. year lease. First,
last, and $500. Security to
move in. 863-610-1000
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
3/2 & 3/1, Completely renovat-
ed. $1200-$1300 mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba,
Brand New. Available imme-
diately. $1200. mo.
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
PALM CREEK, 3br, 2.5ba, 2
car garage. Community pool.
$1800. mo. + 1st & last

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

fesslonal, Non smoker, Full
house privileges. $550. mo.
+ 1st, Last & sec: Split util.
Background check.

bejginriing 0c1 7in C.ool
Geioroa., Mountains. Near
Franklin & Highlands NC.
More info. (863)946-0472

Real Estate

Business Planes -
Sale 100I5
Property Sale 1030
Townhouses.:- e10 15

- Lots Sale 1045
Open House -1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property InspectienI060
Real Estate Wanted1085
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

ful 5.5 acre horse farm. 3br,
2ba. w/Lg. Barn & Out bldg's.
$450,000. (863)824-8793
Okeechobee, 2BR/2BA
55+ Resort Community.
Florida room & storage room.
New furniture, flooring, kitchen
appliances, dishwasher & roof.
$88,000 (863)467-5868


Need a few more bucks to
purchase .something
deer? Pick -up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used RItems In
the classifelds.,

VIKING Subdivision 1.25
acre.19409 NW 288th St. Lot
R Tract 31, sect. 16 $32,500.
Lot High & Dry.863-634-1237

Mobile Homes '

1 -.. _. '- - ----- ; _
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020

or, Exterior & Cupboard
doors. $175. Will separate.

Okee, 441 & 15A area
28 A 2BA i 10 week.
plu'- electric. $51)0 c dep.
Waterfront 3/2 mobile home
2547 SE 32nd St l,1100,umo
1st, last, $600 :.Ec Ca3

Listed Property

Vacant lot in the Viking Prairie 1.25acres
SHigh & Dry
$3500 or Best Reasonable Offer
Inspection: Sat. 10-12 & 1-5, Sun. 12-5
Lot will be sold Sunday Night to


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

By Owner: 1990 Homes of
Merit, 2/2, on 1 1/4 acre,
new a/c, carpet, big screen
tv, 3 outbldgs., $145,000.
863)763-1530 or
Beautiful large 1993 Fleetwood
14x42 obleon cana2. 2BdBa, roof2yrs. old
Nice neighbors, veiy qie. Large enclosed,
attached,2yr. ddvinyl
windows wiseens, re saorea, I. u in enter-
tainentne table, chais, sleepeso. New
dstom shuites 706, Dade Co. approved or
130o hniane winds, ful enls 1 yy new
vinyl sidg, 2 sepae 3 toneCs &heat punp
for house & Ra. New ledic stoe, dsh-
washer. Washef ryer, re igerato wtemaker
hookup. New hot aler healer.
Must see to appreciate
Serious inquiries only. $40,000.
3311 SE 33rd Terr., Lot t, Okeechobee
or 86M97-91 06


BAYLINER- '87, 115hp, Needs
starter & TLC. $2500.
BOAT: 15 Ft, Fiberglass w/trlr.
40 hp Mercury. New floors,
seats & carpet. Great boat!
$800 neg. (863)634-0387
BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
$2500 (863)902-0477
BOAT MOTOR, 9.9 Mercury
outboard, w/controls, operat-
Ing cond., $50.
OPEN BOW, 15', 50hp motor,
$1500 or best offer.
863-946-1856 or
RIVIERA 1987, 15 Fl. Boat, 50
np 0.'B motorl. 1500 or-tetsi of .
ler. 1863946-1856 or
02480-y35-3837 Moore Haven
Sea Kayak, Touring Style,
Northwest Pursuit, 17', exc.
cond., $600. (863)357-7406

Van or Motor Home. $80.
Will separate.

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

DIRT BIKE 2003, DRZ110,
Great shape. $1200.

'01, new chain & sprockets,
runs very good, $1800.
Find t fster. It fas sooIn-
er in the cins111ndM

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


Mi ili-g-

Door Wagon. trlr nitch A/C
3rd seal. Great cond $2750
Or besl offer. (8631357-7406
'94 JVG cd'amn/lm greal de-
.pendaDte IransporTlaion
$475 rieg. 18631357-1254
Runs greal Asking $700

I Lots Sale

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
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

AXIS RIMS, With tires. Good
cond., $500 Call Orlando @
(302)943-1777 Or leave.
AXLES, for '62-'65 Volvo
PV544 Sedan, $200 or best
otler, will sell separately
ieass. Maroon, Sliding win-
dowS Irornt'idce New $1200
Asking $350 1863i509-3260
COIL SPRINGS: 3 Sets for
DODGE 3/4 Ton Pick Up.
$200 for all. (863)634-3070

I Lots Sale

CHEVY CAMARO- '94, Red, T-
Tops, CD player. $1200.
'96, 4 dr, $2,000/neg.
1988 Looks good. Runs great
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
FORD TEMPO GL '92, 67k,
Clean, runs good, cold a/c.
$1500 or best offer.
1 Owner. Well maintained. All
receipts. 110K mls. $8500.
(561)261-9393 Okeechobee
nice ride, good condition,
cold a/c, $2450.
MAZDA 626 '95, 2.0L, auto.,
a/c, p/w, new tires & battery.
Needs some work. $800 or
best offer. (863)763-0852
MAZDA 626 '98, 4dr, power &
tinted windows, a/c, cd player,
runs good, good cond. $2500
(863)983-2997 or 228-3958
DAN, Silver, Sunroof. Very
clean. $2400 (863)674-0416
"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
sweater, 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
a i Fu he
I Drive403

-ubliT oice

IPblC O0 50

asking $150 or best offer
HOOD: For 80's & 90's Ford
Van (New in box). $85.
& 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
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $300
neg. (863)697-0328
TRANSMISSION, 5 spd., for
1985 Chevy S10. $200
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF,
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467.
'Pcu lcs4 I

CHEV DUALLY '77-;1 ton,
strong V8, auto, w/ Headers,
$1800 neg. (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337
CHEVY 1500 1988, Ext. cab
Runs good, Cold A/C,
$2200. 863-675-0107 or
786-255-8096 LaBelle
CHEVY Sl0 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 .
UP, '98, shell cap, 4.3 V6,
auto, a/c,, exc. gas mileage,
$4900. (863)763-7763
4.3 V6, as is. $1200.
CHEVY Z71 1992, 4x4, Single
Cab, Auto., Great work truck.
$2500 cash. (863)634-4845
FORD '88 F150 4X4 82k
miles, V8, XLT Lariat, 2 tone
paint, match.wheels/tires &-
more. Must Sell $3800.
FORD F150 1994, Ext. Cab,
Keyless entry,' all electric. Exc.
cond. Like new tires. $3000 or
best offer. (863)634-2280
V6, w/title. Needs alignment.
Great for mudding, $1500 or
best offer. 863-254-3580
ISUZU- '95, 5 spd, Runs well.
No ANC. Good MPG. $2500.
(863)467-7859 or 634-6228

'2000 to '2004 Chevy pick-
up, Heavy duty, $100.

GMC JIMMY4 O'94 co|ld
a'c. auto. pw. p,,i. runs goo ,
1800 18631167-5052 -'
mis., 2 wd w/Camper Topper.
White. A/C's good. Radio.
$2500. (239)543-2222

VAN '98- orig miles, runs
reat, cold AC, some rust,
2000 (561)722-9565 Okee
'97, power everything, cold
a/c, $2000 or best offer.
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 Grand Voyager
Sport Wagon, '95. keyless
entry, child seats, 187k ml.,,
$1000, (863)634-0465
MilsuAish Motor Stardard
5spd. rnew tires 1 (yl cold
a'C $250(' l 63); -3 51

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

Community Events

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 volun-
teers are still needed to help with the tournament. 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 Community College (IRCC), 3209 Virginia Avenue, in Fort
Pierce on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10 until 11:30 a.m. on palms in the
genus Livistona. He will speak again from 1:30 until 3 p.m. on the
cyclone/hurricane adaptation of palms. He will also speak at the Kight
Center, room V442, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, on the MacArthur

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

Methodist Church plans open house
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will hold
-an open house on each Sunday in September (Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24).
Sunday worship services are at 8 and 11 a.m. Other services are tradi-
tional at 8:30 a.m., along with contemporary and Sunday School at
,9:45 a.m. Child care is provided. For information, contact the church
*office at (863) 763-4021.

Yard sale helps Hospice patients
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, Sept. 8, and
Saturday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. The sale will be
held at the Hospice of Okeechobee blue Volunteer House located at
the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue, next to the Hospice
Residence. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.

AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held the St. Theresa Catholic
Church fellowship hall at Chobee Loop and S.R. 78 in Buckhead Ridge
I from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, and Saturday, Sept. 16.
The tuition is $10 per person and must be paid by Sept. 9, and must be
paid by check. Participants do not have to be AARP members or have
AARP auto insurance. Participants must be age 55 or older to qualify
for auto insurance discounts in Florida. For information or to sign up,
contact instructor Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

Barnyard Buddies plan meeting ]
The first meeting of the Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club will be held Sat-
urday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H Extension
office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Barnyard Buddies is a small, non-competitive
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 rab-
bits and poultry. Anyone wanting tf become a member of the Barn-
yard 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.

Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tuesday,
Sept. 12, at. 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th
St. For information, contact Valerie Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children beginning Sunday, Sept. 17.
Registrations for Catholic Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being
accepted. Classes for children in grades kindergarten through ninth
will be held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For infor-
mation, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.

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.

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

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
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.

AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Can-
cer committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping
with the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year, which
is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer 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 "pur-
chase" items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not be held during
the month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-

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

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


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Okeechobee New

Sealed bids for construction of the WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVE-
MENTS CDBG CONTRACT NO. 1 will be received by the OFFICE OF THE EX-
Thursday, Septmber 21, 2006, at which time the bids duly submitted will be
penedpublicly and read aloud. Any bids received after the time and date speci-
fied wil not be considered.,
This projectIs for theconstruction of the following:
Aerationbasin modifications, clarifier modlflcations, new sludge pump station, new
filters and slab, new chlorine contact chamber units, new effluent pump station,
new administratlion/laboratory building, yard piping electrical and controls. The
existing aeration basin and clarifers are conslrucied ofpre-stressed concrete,
Coordination with the manufacturer of the tanks Is required n the performance of
the modifications.
Bids may be submitted by completing the bid schedule listed In the Proposal,
The successful bidder shall be required to demonstrate to thie satifactllon of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority and, successful experience in budding, 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, Me er & Willard, Inc., B600 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
& Willard, inc., upon payment of $225.00 for each Document plus postoage and
handling. Return of the Documents is not required, and the amount paid lor 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, 2000, 2:00 RM.
in the Board Room of OKEECHOBEE UTILITY Au.'THIHiV,, 100 SW 5TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE FL 34974. Attendance at the FPe- i Conference is not required
but is stronolv encouraged. A site visit is scheduled for after the pre-bld confer-
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 shall accompany each propose' xu .,'i" ,.r
the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after the opening ul orpruoI.
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.
Falurm to do so may result in the Okeechobee Utility Authority retaining the bid de-
posit for liquidated damages. Proposals shall be prepared, addressed and sub-
.mnited n compliance with detailed instructions as set forth in the Instructions to
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 informalities, or to accept the Bid(s)
which In Its judgment best serves the Okeechobee Utility Authority. All bids shall
remain open for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date. of bid
The Okeechobee Utility Authority
By: John E Hayford, PE, Executive Director
1O0SW 5h Avenue
Okeechobee FL 34974
153935 ON 8/9-15/06

CAR HAULER: Dual axle, elec-
tric brakes, aluminum
ramps. $1500
King, 5'x9'. Liked new w/new
tires, Garage kept. $1250.
2 axle, metal floor, new tires,
5th, wheel. w/5th wheel hitch
$975. Will sep. 863-697-9704
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
DOX tralepr utIey IIrk bed,
wil nold 4 Wl'beT,'lPs of sTcr-
age $5001863)467-6475

$1000. 863-467-1000L

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