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Vol. 97 No. 225 Sunday, August 13, 2006 75 Plus tax


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closed Sept. 13, from 1 until 5
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New concept
in program
PERR'iX1LLE, Ark Fifteen
nigh school students at Heifer
Inlernalonal's Perrville ranch
are giving new meaning to the
concept of the starving artist:
they've actually starved for their
art.
The students are participat-
ing in Heifer's Llama Drama
program, an I 1-day workshop
designed to teach the students
ho-\ art spoken word, song.
dance and visual art carnhetp-
spread the nonprofit's mission
to end world hunger and create
a social. and eri\ironmenlallv
sound worldd .
"Our goal is to inspire them
to take action and these kids are
inspired through art," said
Michelle Dusek Izaguirre,
Heifer's global education man-
ager.
aThe students were chosen
for the program based on their
interest and experience in the-
ater, said Tim Newman, man-
ager of school programs at the
ranch. Participants were cho-
sen from about 30 applicants
and came from across the Unit-
ed States and from Toronto,
Canada, he said.
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Drought Index
Current- 474
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.04 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
16.15 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Comics ........... 13
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ .14
Obituaries .......... 3
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The future and past of Okee-
chobee County were discussed
at Thursday's meeting of the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners. They
also settled a collective bargain-
ing impasse with the union
seeking to represent county
employees.
The future was discussed in
the form of the Okeechobee
County Vision Report presented
by Lynn Topel of Florida's
Hearllland Rural Economic
Development Initiative (FHRE-
DI). The report, funded by a
grant from-the Florida Depart-
ment of Community Affairs


By MaryAnn Morris

The name, "Fisheating
Creek" itself is a wonder. It
comes from the Creek native
American language. The word,
"Thlothlopopka-hatchee"
means "the creek where fish
are eaten."
.The first known settlement
along the banks of Fisheating
Creek is dated between 1000
and 500 BC. The early inhabi-
tants, known as the Belle
Glade people, began building
mounds and other earthworks
and lived by netting fish and
harvesting turtles, snakes, and
alligators. According to Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation


-Union impasse settled


(DCA), is the result of three
public workshops where partic-
ipants identified what was
important to them individually
and then developed priorities as
a group.
The resulting document
reflects the priorities of Ihose
county residents that participat-
ed in the meetings
"Many of the concerns talk
about growth," stated Ms.
Topel.

Percentage wise, she contin-
ued, participation in the meet-
ings was better than in some
larger counties.
"I think this is going to be a
great tool for us to use," stated
commission Chairman John


Abney.
The report was prepared by
a steering committee made up
of Mark Brandel, contractor,
Terry Burroughs, Okeechobee
Main Street, Lee Dixon, retired
school administrator, Joe
Pearce, past president of the
Florida Cattlemen's Associa-
tion, Lydia Jean Williams,
Okeechobee City Council, and
Sonny Williamson, from the
economic development coun-
cil.
The priorities identified in
the report include a drainage
master plan, a feasibility study
to create a stormwater utility
and a concurrency manage-
ment system, and a short-range


Ope houBise: O.H.S. students receive schedules


planning -process to address a
transportation bypass in Okee-
chobee.
New funding was identified
to address technical assistance
to help the county with plan-
ning and regulatory issues, and
infrastructure improvements
for four affordable housing
sites. The report also calls for
better health care and a quality
education system.
Now, a more detailed imple-
mentation plan will have to be
developed that identifies fund-
ing sources, lead organizations
and a timetable for community
priorities.
As for the past, commission-
ers are seeking to overcome the


damages of Hurricane Wilma
by applying for a 2005 hurri-
cane recovery grant from DCA.
The grant could be for as
much as $1,535,548. Of that
amount, $1,074,884 could be
used for housing assistance;
$414,598 would be available for
stormwater projects; and,
$46,066 could be allocated for
administrative purposes.
Commissioners discussed
several possible stormwater
projects that could be funded,
and approved the housing
assistance plan submitted by
Ms. Belcher that was to accom-
pany the grant application.
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The cafeteria of Okeechobee High School was crowded Thursday evening as students
waited in line to receive their new class schedules.


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Herbarium made many trips to Florida and took pictures of
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Commission, University of
Florida archeologist Jerald
Milanich, who worked on the
area as a student in the 1960s,
perforations found on turtle
shells indicate turtles were
tethered to be eaten as needed.
But the creek was more


than a source of food and
water. It was also a canoe high-
way leading to Lake Okee-
chobee and its resources to the
east and other settlements to
the west.
Historic accounts include
story that during the Second
Seminole War (1835-1842), a
cabbage palm fortification -
named Fort Center for Lt. J.P.
Center was located on
Fisheating Creek. Oscen
Tustenuggee, who had organ-
ized many war parties, and his
two bothers, Micco
Tustenuggee and Old
Tustenuggee, and their wives
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Ken Buckner Thursday evening at the annual Okeechobee High School Open
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lived in villages along the creek.
In 1842, George Henry Preble
of the U.S. Navy described the
difficulties of a trip up Fisheating
Creek in a 30-foot cypress
dugout canoe named "Susan"
after his sweetheart: "This
stream is very tortuous, and
sometimes swells into a river,
and then dwindles into a brook,"
he wrote.
According to "William B.
Hooker, Cattle King," by Kyle Van
Landingham,"By the mid-1850s
(William B.) Hooker's cows
ranged over present-day Hills-
borough, Manatee, Polk, High-
lands, Glades, Hendry and Char-
lotte counties. Hooker's Prairie,
located south of present day
Mulberry, appeared in records as
early as 1849. Highlands Ham-
mock, now a state park, was
originally known as Hooker
Hammock and he had cattle
pens at a crossing on Fisheating
Creek near present-day Venus.
Cattle were shipped from Hook-
er's Pens at a point on the north
side of the lower Manatee River
known today as Hooker's Point.
The other, more famous Hook-
er's Point, which projects into
Tampa Bay was also a shipping
point for his cattle, as well as one
of his properties."
"Pioneers in Palmdale," the
story of the Wadlow family set-
tling in Palmdale in the 1930s
states: "Each Sunday everybody
got together in a couple of
skeeter trucks and went to some
pretty place on Fisheating Crtk
to fish. We took such food as
cabbages, potatoes, biscuits and
syrup.
"The fellows would kill rab-
bits, turkeys, ducks, squirrels,
quail, and fish until we had
enough for the crowd. One man
who worked at the coaling sta-
tion on the railroad always
brought the coffee and hauled
some of the people in his little
truck. After we finished eating,
we always divided up everything
that was left. That was the only
good meal for some of the folks


County

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The plan gives the commis-
sioners, on a case-by-case basis,
the option to buy-out homes
that are subject to flooding and
relocate the residents. It also
stated that DCS modular homes
built after 1995 might.be rehabil-
itated if structurally feasible and
if their estimated value after
rehabilitation exceeds the cost
of rehabilitation.
In addition, the board
approved an interlocal agree-
ment between the county and
the City of Okeechobee that
states that the two government
entities will cooperate in grant
administration.
Part of the afternoon was
spent in trying a resolve an
impasse between the county
and the union that is seeking to
represent county employees.
Currently, the county admin-
istrator has the authority to fire
county employees "at will."


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
day.
For show information, call (561) 798-6129, (772) 341-0715 or (863)
467-5125.
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
motor.
Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business own-
ers located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which is the
target district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are urged to
participate.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of concern
to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-
streetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia
Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.


This fisherman is preparing his line to fish on Fisheating Creek in 1969.


until the next Sunday."
Eventually the land came to
be owned by the Lykes family, a
powerful ranching group. For
generations, local people had
used the creek as their own; pic-
nicking, swimming; fishing
along its beautiful, 40 miles
length. But this was not to be.
The Lykes family, who owned
the land toppled ancient cypress
trees across the water and gates
"clanged shut" blocking the
creek from the people of Glades
county.
"There's no doubt that
Fisheating Creek is the center of
the collective psyche of the peo-
ple in the county as far back as
anybody can remember," said
Assistant Attorney General David
Guest, quoted in a 1990 article in
the Miami Herald.
"Losing the creek case," said
Attorney General Bob Butter-
worth, "would cripple the state's


The union \\as seeking the
right for disciplinary and termi-
nation actions to go before an
arbitrator.
If the two sides were unable
to reach agreement on the issue,
the matter were go before a spe-
cial master who could recom-
mend a neutral arbitrator to set-
tle the grievance.
The special master's recom-
mendation is not binding and
the final decision has to be
made by commissioners.
After listening to arguments
presented by Reynolds Allen,
the attorney representing county
administration, and Kathleen
Phillips, attorney for the union,
and union official Gary Waters,
commissioners voted unani-
mously to continue with the
present system.
"I've heard some good things
on both sides," stated Commis-
sioner Gene Woods. "My opin-
ion is leave it as it as."
If it ain't broke, don't fix it,"
stated Commissioner Clif Betts.
After listening to the informa-


ability to defend its other water-
ways from other corporate
claimants. Fisheating Creek is no
more a local problem," he says,
"than Ted Bundy was a local-
problem
The lawv that applied was an
ancient rule. Water bodies capa-
ble of being used for a useful
public purpose were recognized
and protected as public property.
by the laws of Spain, England;
and even ancient Rome. But that,
didn't apply to the land under
the water. Hence, you can boat
on a water way, but not get out
onto the bank if the bank is pri-
vate property, according to the
Florida Bar Association.
The state of Florida, the Fed-
eral government, and others
waged a 10-year battle with the
Lykes family to keep the creek
open for the people.
On February 19, 1998, Circuit
Court Judge Charles Carlton


tion provided on both sides of
the issue, Commissioner Elvie
Posey voted to keep their cur-
rent system.
"I feel like I can trust our
administrator, I think he has
been extremely fair," he said. ,
In other action, the board:
changed the zoning from
agriculture to neighborhood
commercial-2 on S.R. 70 E.
property owned by George
Goodbread;
changed the zoning from
agriculture to residential single
family-estate on C.R.-15 A prop-
erty owned by Okeechobee
Waterwa\ Investments:
abandoned a platted right-
of-way- in Renfroe Park subdivi-
sion;
abandoned a platted right-
ol-%\ay in Petit Park subdivision:
granted preliminary plat
approval to the proposed 368
unit New Okeechobee town-
house development to be locat-
ed on the east side of S.W. 16th
Avenue;
received the 2005 audit and


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ruled that Fisheating Creek
belonged to the people of Flori-
da, although the ordinary high
water line, which is used to
determine the boundary
between public lands and pri-
vate lands, had not been deter-
mined. Lykes Brothers appealed
the decision. To put an end to liti-
gation, the parties agreed to a
settlement calling for the state of
Florida to purchase a corridor
along the creek under the aus-
pices of the Conservation and
Recreation Lands (CARL) Pro-
gram using funds appropriated
by the Florida Forever Act. This
land (18,272 acres) became
Fisheating Creek Water Manage-
ment Area. Today, Fisheating
Creek is one of the prime recre-
ation spots in all of Florida.
Some information for this
article came from the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission


financial statements;
awarded contracts to W J.
Sapp & Son of Baldwin for rail-
road track installation for Royal
Concrete Concepts in the total
amount of $ 1,669,251 with
Royal Concrete Concepts to pay
$686,499 of that amount;
established an estimated
assessment rate for fire/rescue;
established an estimated
solid waste assessment rate:
e approved a group health
insurance plan for county
employees;
approved minor language
changes to the Local Agency
Program agreement with the
Florida Departrment of Trans-
portation;
awarded a contract to
Cooling Refrigeration Services,
Inc. of Okeechobee in' the
amount of $15,800 for air condi-
tioning replacement at Light-
sey's Restaurant; and,
scheduled a budget hear-
ing for Aug. 21 at 9 a.m.


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Obituaries


Wanda Ann Scott
Wands Ann Scott, age 54, died
August 11, 2006, at Raulerson
Hospital.
She was born Sept. 9, 1951, in
Huntingtion, W Va., she as bee a
resident of Okeechobee for the
past 16 years. She was a member
of the Treasure Island Baptist
Church and enjoyed the church
fellowship, along with arts and
crafts.
She is survived by her daugh-
ter, Jennifer Lytle, and mother,
Virginia Moseley both of Okee-
chobee, father, James Gilbert, Sr.
of San Antonio Texas, brother,
James Gilbert, Jr. of Daytona
Beach, and grandchildren, Farah,
Charles, James, Tyler, and Vada,
A memorial service will be
held Monday, Aug. 14, at the Trea-
sure Island Baptist Church, 4209
U.S. 441 S.E., in Okeechobee at
1:30 p.m. with Pastor Dwayne
Eatmon officiating . .
In lieu of flo% ers, memorial
contributions'dan be'made in her
name to The Treasure Island Bap-
tist Church Youth Ministry, 4209
U.S. 441 S. E. Okeechobee FL,.
34974.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Clarence Barton
Switzer, Sr.
Clarence Barton Switzer, Sr. age
70 of Okeechobee, died Friday,
August 11, 2006 at his residence.
Mr. Switzer was born in Craw-
fordville, Ind., son of John Ander-
son and Mary Elsie Switzer. He was
a retired sheriff deputy from Orange
County, Indiana, coming to Okee-
chobee in 1998, from Paoli, Ind.
He is survived by his wife of 48
years, Barbara "Minnie" Switzer of
Okeechobee, son, Clarence B.


(Janet) Switzer, Jr., of Lexington,
Ky., daughter, Carol S. (Kenneth)
Plummer of Lancaster, Ky., five
grandchildren and one great grand-
child, a brother and two sisters.
Funeral services will be in
French Lick, Indiana with the Bros-
mer Drabing Funeral Home. Buria
will be in the Crawfordville Ceme-
tery, Crawfordville, Indiana.
Friends may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral
home.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee
chobee Funeral and Crematory.


Okeechobee County School Dis-
trict
August 14through August 18
Monday, August 14
Breakfast:
No breakfast served
Lunch:
Barbecue pork riblet on bun
Smuckers PBJ uncrustable
Corn
Salad cup
Fruit salad cup
Fruit juice
Fresh fruit
Tuesday, August 15
Breakfast:
No breakfast served
Lunch:
Hamburger on bun
w/Lettuce/Tomato
Pickle
Pepperoni Hot Pockets
Oven baked Tater Tots
Salad Cup
Mixed Fruit Cup
Fruit Juice
Asst. Fresh Fruit
Wednesday, August 16
Breakfast:
No breakfast served
Lunch:
Spaghetti w/Meat
Sauce with
Honey Wheat Roll
Hot Ham & Cheese on bun
Seasoned mix vegetables
Salad cup
Applesauce
Fruit Juice
Asst. Fresh Fruit
Thursday, August 17
Breakfast:
Sausage Biscuit
Lunch: ,
Chili Con Came w
Beans & Cornbread
Hot dog on a bun
Steamed Vegetable
Normandy Mix
S Salad Cup
Sliced Peaches
Fruit Juice
- Asst. Fresh Fruit
Friday, August 18
n Breakfast:
* Yogurt & Quaker Oats
l Breakfast bar
Lunch:
Pizza Day

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Fish Fillet on bun
Seasoned green beans
Salad cup
Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and toast;
choice of whole, reduced fat or lowfat
chocolate milk


Each lunch includes: choice of
one entree, choice of two (vegetable,
fruit or fruit juice), choice of whole,
reduced fat or lowfat chocolate milk
Meal prices:
Breakfast: $.75
Reduced: $.30
Lunch $1.25
Reduced: $.40


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Community Events

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
Cancer committee is currently seeking individuals interested in
helping with the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this
year, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer
survivor or would like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pat-
tie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.

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

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

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S.
441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. The mobile 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 i.no upper
age limit, and most medications and conditions are acceptable.
Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted. A pic-
ture ID is needed for all donors.

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 www.tcjobs.org;
or, call (863) 462-5350.

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

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

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:
ohsl987reunion@hotmail.com




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Upcoming Events

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open 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
invited. Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization 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 meet-
ing is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual
membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information,
call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at
http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee 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 interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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 exten-
sive. 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 informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact 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 mem-
ber 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.

Wednesday
Martha's House supportgroups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8' p:m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information; call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty
Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public serv-
ice program to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty tech-
niques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment.
R.S.V.P. to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For infor-
mation, call Margaret Bowers at: (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.

Thursday
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with
cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at
323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet
Topp at (863) 824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting Irom 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for
a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic
Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call .(863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923,
for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.


The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W.
Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers,
and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee,
and Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is
from 2 until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve
your place in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is avail-
able for your loved one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Liv-
ing/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information about
respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.


Community Events

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 cele-
brate 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 reimbursement. They also receive lunch at
the school. Anyone interested in learning more about the pro-
gram is invited to attend the volunteers meeting and lunch on
Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at the American Red Cross Okeechobee
Branch, 323 N. Parrott Ave. For information, contact Lynn
Vidulich at 800-773-1895.

Business Women's group to 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
meeting, and giveaway items are welcome. For more, visit the
group's website at www.okeebwn.com.

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 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, barbe-
cue, 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.

Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will be offering
an adult CPR class on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 6 until 9 p.m. To
register or for information, call (863) 763-2488.

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 Learn-
ing Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties
will meet Thursday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. in the coalition's confer-
ence room at 2415 S. 29th St., in Fort Pierce. For information,
call Dorett Williams at (772) 489-8120, ext.. 10.

Early Learning Coalition to meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee 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 Thurs-
day, 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 Satur-
day, Aug. 26, beginning with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at the
Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. Hole, tee and team sponsor-
ships are still available. Prizes will be given to the winning team,
as well as the ninth and next-to-last place teams. Monetary
donations will be accepted, and volunteers are still needed to
help with the tournament. On the day of the event, barbecue
chicken and rib dinners will be sold. All proceeds from the tour-
nament 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 Palm.


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6 SPORTS


Can you pass this PGA


Championship Quiz?


Local woman wins chain saw
Patty Maupin recently claimed the Poulon Pro chain saw
that she won from the Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. bass
club. Ms. Maupin picked up her prize in her 1932 Mer-
cedes Benz.


Sports Briefs


Youth bowling
league to start
Sign-ups are now underway for
the youth bowling league for chil-
dren 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 Stardust
Lanes at (863) 467-1800.
OCRAgrid
sign ups slated
Sign-ups for the O.C.R.A. tackle
football, flag football and cheer-
leading programs will take place
Aug. 19, Aug. 26 and Sept. 9 at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex, 580
N.W. 27th Lane, from 9 a.m. 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 weekday
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. beginning
Monday, Aug. 21, and ending Fri-
day, Sept. 1.
The sign-ups will be held at the
department's office at 640 N.W.
27th Lane in the Okeechobee
County Sports Complex.
The sign-up fee is $25 per child.
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 partici-
pant's age as of Dec. 31, 2006, will
determine their age division.
The minimum enrollment for
each division is 30 players.
Games will be played locally
and are scheduled to begin Satur-
day, Sept. 30. League play will end
before Christmas.
For information, call (863) 763-
6950.
Tourney trail
changes slate
The Christian Team Trail will
not hold their monthly bass tourna-
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and August.
They will resume their tourna-
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By Daniel Shube
It is amazing how quickly time
has passed this golf season. The
final major of the year is upon us.
Phil Mickelson is set to defend his
PGA Championship Title at Medi-
nah Country Club. The famed #3
course has been stretched so far
that is will be the longest ever to
host a major championship.
Just to get you in the mood, I
thought I'd give you a fun quiz
about the PGA Championship
and this year's event. See if you
can beat your friends!
1. Who remodeled Medinah
#3 in 2002?
A. Robert Trent Jones
B. Rees Jones
C. Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
D. Bobby Jones
2. The Wanamaker Trophy is
presented to the winner. It was
recently announced that Wana-
maker's Department Store in
Philadelphia is changing to:
A. Nordstrom's
B. Burdines
C. Bloomingdale's
D. Macy's
3. The first purse for the PGA
Championship in 1916 was:
A. $258
B. $2,580
C. $25,800
D. There was no purse, just a
trophy.
4. The PGA Championship
was a match play event until
1958. The first year of stroke
play in 1958 was won by:
A. Dow Finsterwald
B. Doug Ford
C. Gary Player
D. Sam Snead
5. This player won the PGA
Championship five consecutive
times:
A. Tiger Woods'
B. Ben Hogan
C. Walter Hagen
D. Byron Nelson
6. He hold the event record for
the lowest under par:
A. Lee Trevino


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B. Jack Nicklaus
C. Steve Elkington
D. Gary Player
7. He was the youngest player
to win the PGA Championship:
A. Gene Sarazen
B. Tiger Woods
C. Jack Nicklaus
D. Nick Price
8. He was the oldest player to
play in the PGA Championship in
1972
A. Doug Ford
B. Sam Snead
C. Dow Finsterwald
D. Gene Sarazen
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pionship:
A. Jack Nicklaus
B. Arnold Palmer
C. Gary Player
D. Lee Trevino
10. He was the last player to
win back-to-back PGA Champi-
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A. Tiger Woods
B. Jack Nicklaus
C. Denny Shute
D. DannyShube
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1-C 2-D 3-B 4-A 5-C 6-C 7-A 8-D
9-B 10-C
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celebrate! Nine correct? Par for
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By Claire Hudson
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Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Animal control
has reported quite a few calls to
their office regarding heat-related
problems with dogs, so we are
passing on the following informa-
tion from Texas A & M University:
Summer means heat and lots of
sunshine, and for humans, it can
mean a great tan. But your dog
doesn't want or need a good sun-
tan.
Like humans, animals can get
sunburned. The nose, eyes and
ears are particularly susceptible, as
well as any other area where hair is
sparse. Also, pets with pale or light-
colored fur have a greater sensitivity
to sunlight.
Pet owners may take preventa-
tive measures, such as putting
clothing or sunscreen on the pet,
but these are not always the best
option.
"You have to be careful because
a lot of sunscreens contain zinc,
which is toxic if the animal ingests
it," says Lori Atkins, a registered vet-
erinary technician at the College of
Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical
Sciences at Texas A&M University.
"The best thing is to not expose
them to the sun for long lengths of
time."
Ms. Atkins suggests providing
plenty of shade, whether it is a ven-
tilated dog house, trees or another
source of cover.
The summer sun poses a sec-
ond threat to animals: overheating.
When a dog is overheated, it will
often pant excessively, lie down or
drink large amounts of water, but
these signals are not guaranteed.
"A lot of the signs are relatively
subtle," says Ms. Atkins.


"Unfortunately, what happens
frequently is that the owner doesn't
realize the dog has gone past heat
exhaustion into heat stroke until the
dog has actually collapsed."
If an animal's body does over-
heat that significantly, several sec-
ondary problems arise, including
spontaneous bleeding, vomiting
and diarrhea.
The best ways to avoid over-
heating are to make sure the pet is
well-hydrated and not active in the
heat of the day.
Ms. Atkins recommends that,
during the middle of the day, pets
spend only short periods of time
outside with limited exercise, if any.
"They are not always good at
self-policing," says Ms. Atkins.
"If they are crazy about catching
that Frisbee, they may not stop."
Allowing a pet a cool place to
settle into the ground will help as
well. Wading pools can provide a
spot for a pet to escape the heat,
but it is important to keep the water
fresh because it can get hot or
become a breeding ground for
mosquitoes.
Some breeds are moresuscepti-
ble to heat than others. Flat-faced,
or brachycephalic breeds tend to
have a more difficult time in the
summer because of constricted
breathing passages. Pugs,
Pekingese, Shih Tzu's, bulldogs and
Persian cats are included in this cat-
egory.
Thick-coated or northern
breeds with extra layers of fat can
also struggle to stay cool in the
summer. Breeds of this type are the
Saint Bernard, Akita, Alaskan mala-
mute, Siberian husky, German
shepherd, American Eskimo, spitz,
Samoyed and Great Pyrenees.
"They overheat more quickly
and have a hard time releasing heat


INI Reporter/MaryAnn Morris
These dogs are lucky to have access to a cooler full of water
to help them avoid heat exhaustion.


when they do," Atkins says.
The heavy coat on these canines
may hold heat in, but it also pro-
vides a good cover from direct sun-
light. Some owners choose to
shave their furry companions to
keep them from overheating, but
Atkins cautions that they should
keep from getting the hair too short.
"We don't recommend shaving
in most situations, but for some
thick-coated breeds it may be
worthwhile," says Ms. Atkins.
"But you've got to be concerned
about shaving down to the skin."
Instead, Ms. Atkins suggests
using special coat brushes to comb
out the bottom layer of fur, which is
shed during the summer. Older or
debilitated pets may also struggle
with the heat because they may not
be able to move, and signs of over-
heating will be less detectable, she-
believes.
"No matter the breed, age or
condition of a pet, they are all sus-
ceptible to heat," Atkins adds. "As
the temperature rises, knowing
how to handle the heat will help
your four-legged friend keep its
cool."
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'Clean Marinas' celebrate national marina day


TALLAHASSEE Florida's
Clean Marinas will celebrate the
2006 National Marina Day on
August 12. Facilities around the
South Florida region will provide
information and host special
events to highlight the impor-
tance of protecting Florida's
waterways by establishing envi-
ronmentally-friendly marine facil-
ities.
"Clean Marinas help protect
Florida's waterways," said Maury
Kolchakian, Florida Department
of Environmental Protection
(DEP) Division of Law Enforce-
ment Assistant Director. "Nation-
al Marina Day provides an oppor-
tunity for marinas to educate
boaters about the important eco-
logical practices they can imple-
ment."
The fifth annual National Mari-
na Day acknowledges the history
of the marina industry and the
importance of marinas to both
communities and the environ-
ment. Designated Clean Marinas
are providing environmental
information and memorabilia in
Daytona Beach, Vero Beach, Mel-
bourne, Sebastian, Cape
Canaveral, Titusville, Sanford,
Ponce Inlet and Cocoa Beach. In
addition, several Clean Marinas
around the state will be recogniz-


ing National Marina Day with
events and activities.
Florida Clean Marinas are
hosting events at:
Hall of Fame Marina 435
Seabreeze Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
The marina will provide cour-
tesy vessel examinations by the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Harbour Towne Marina 801
N.E. Third St., Dania Beach
Event will include a safety
demonstration from the Ameri-
can Maritime Officers, a Junior
Angler fishing clinic and derby, a
brass hat diver demonstration,
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
inspections and barbecue.
MiaMarina at Bayside Mari-
na 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami,
Dinner Key Marina
3400 Pan American Drive,
Miami, Marine Stadium Marina -
3501 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami
Three marinas in Miami will
host open houses, customer
appreciation events, vessel safety
inspections by the U.S. Coast
Guard, provide refreshments and
offer giveaways.
Crandon Park Marina 4000
Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne
The event will provide infor-
mation on boating safety, hurri-
cane preparedness and environ-


mentally-friendly boating habits.
The Harborage Marina at
Bayboro 1110 Third St. S., St.
Petersburg
The Harborage Marina will
provide live music and refresh-
ments.
The state's marinas provide
services to thousands of boaters
using Florida's waters daily. The
effects of year-round boating
activities contribute to growing
pressure on Florida's sensitive
aquatic and marine ecosystems.
In response, the Clean Boating
Partnership, which includes DEP,
marina and boatyard owners and
operators, Marine Industries
Association of Florida, Florida
Sea Grant Program, United States
Coast Guard and Coast Guard
Auxiliary, developed the Clean
Marina Program to help boaters,
marinas and boatyards use envi-
ronmental practices to preserve
Florida's natural resources.
"Clean Marinas employ prac-
tices that rise above standard


requirements to protect the
state's natural resources," said
Co-Chair. of the Clean Boating
Partnership Brad St. Coeur.
"Through their commitment,
Clean Marinas set an example for
the marine and boating industry."
The Clean Marina program
encourages marinas, boatyards,
marine retailers and boaters
throughout Florida to adopt eco-
friendly practices beyond regula-
tion requirements. By educating
boaters and improving opera-
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Livestock Market Report


Aug. 7 & 8, 2006
Cows
Breaking
Cutter
Canner
Bulls
1000-1500
1500-2000

Calves
Cows
Strs
Hfrs
Bulls
Yrlngs
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$42.00
$35.00


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$57.00
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Med #1 Steers Hfrs
150-200 165-185
200-250 136-146
250-300 150-158 127-142
300-350 135-155 120-130
350-400 120-132 110-120
400-450 116-125 106-118
450-500 109-117 103-114
550-600 105-109 97-103
600-650 93-94 95-102
Med #2 Steers Hfrs
150-200 147-165
200-250 130-150 130-137
250-300 127-142 121-127
300-350 114-139 110-121
350-400 110-124 104-117
400-450 104-115 100-109
Small #1
150-200 X X
250-300 X X
300-350 X X
Cattle prices are remaining steady, hardly any change at all. Big ,
numbers are not showing up yet. Conditions seem to be almost per-
fect for putting extra pounds n claves. Demand is good, fuel prices may'
have some negative impact. Darroh, INC. Sebring, topped the calf mar-
ket with a high of $ 1.85 Mosquito Ranch, Okeechobee topped the .
cow market with a high of $1.50.
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water flowing to the farms from
Lake Okeechobee and a second
straight year of hurricane flood-
S ing.
According to recent South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict reports, farmers reduced
phosphorus levels by 44% for the
year. State law requires farmers
in the Everglades Agricultural
Area to achieve 25% reductions
in phosphorus through a series
of soil and water management
techniques.
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we look at the poor water quality
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restoration efforts south of Lake
Okeechobee are not jeopardized."
"Farmers and Floridians can
be proud of the success of these
restoration efforts, but we all
need to support the State's efforts
to provide similar storage and
treatment areas in other parts of
the system," said Robert Coker,
Senior Vice President, Public
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Halfway House
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Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work with
our adolescent boys. If you have
any free time or talents you would
like to share, call Jordan Bemay at
(863) 357-0047.
Youcanbe a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a vol-
unteer mentor for the President's
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program. It's
a proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local communities.
The mentor meets with the student


one hour per week at his/her
school. Volunteer opportunities are
available in Indian River, Martin, St.
Lucie and Okeechobee counties.
Please, call the Indian River Com-
munity College Foundation at (772)
462-4786.

Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child Find
helps find and identify children up
to 21 years of age who may need
special education services. The pri-
mary focus is on 3- and 4-year-old
children not yet in a school setting.
Child Find provides free screenings
on speech and language, develop-
ment, vision, and hearing. For infor-
mation, contact Debbie Wagner at
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The following movies are now
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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, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre II "Talladega Nights"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday 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 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
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- EXPLORE AUCTIONS -
SELL FAST! SELL NOW!
Big Lake Realty & Auctions
(863)357-4600


BLOOD HOUND: Found in vic.
of Wallgreens on 7/30. Call to
ID. (863)261-1920
LAB MIX: Found in vic. of
Country Hills Estates. Call to ID
(863)697-0118


DOG, male cur, light gold
w/white on neck, chest &
feet, neutered, bobtail.
REWARD! (863)467-6960
LOST: LADIES BLK. WALLET
in Super Walmart pkg. lot. on
Sun. 7/30 eve. Reward!
863-467-6960/863-634-4626
Toy Poodle, 9 mos. old, black
& tan, male, last seen 8/3,
Contact Cindy @
(863)610-0009


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
Free. Call Debbie
(863)983-7702
BORDER COLLIE- 2 yr old, Fe-
male, Spayed, updated shots
& heart worm. To Good
Home Only! (863)763-9262
KITTEN, male, 8 wks. old,
gray, litter box trained, to
good home only.
(863)763-0742
KITTENS, 1 is 8 weeks, 1 is 3
mos. & mother. To good
home. (561)308-6350
KITTENS TO GOOD HOME
8 weeks, litter trained. CUTE!
863-763-3124
OLDIES ALBUMS
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.
(863)946-9133.

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Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Tlme 215

Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
A/C MAINTENANCE PERSON
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW.
Good Pay, Benefits, 401K.
(863)763-8391
BARTENDER NEEDED: FIT or
P/T. Apply in person @
Shooters Billiards; located
behind Winn Dixie Plaza.
COOK OR WAITRESS NEEDED
Buckhead Ridge
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (772)546-4191
EXPERIENCED PIPE LAYER
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
LABORER
Exp'd Stucco Laborer needed.
Must be energetic, reliable,
and have own trans.
863-634-8489
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:
(321)674-7645
Attn: Coordinator


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LYKES BROS., INC.
RANCH DIVISION

Has an immediate opening
for the following position:
PART TIME COURIER

Candidate must read, speak
and understand English and
possess a valid Florida
Drivers License.
Applications now being
accepted at:
Lykes Bros. Inc.
106 SWCR721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
8:00am- 4:00pm
Affirmative Action/An Equal
Opportunity Employer/
Drug Free Workplace M/F/DN/V
NOW ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS
for Ranch and Grove hands.
Grove and Pasture Irrigation
experience a plus.
This is a Drug Free Workplace.
For more info. please call
(863)763-8022

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Class A License
w/HAZMAT & Tanker.
Medical Benefits,
Retirement, Vacation &
Bonus Programs.



TIRE CHANGER/ COUNTER
HELP / MECHANIC: F/T
Must be well rounded &
flexible. Apply in person:
St. Lucie Battery & Tire.
198 Hwy. 98 N.
WANTED: EXPERIENCED
LOADER/BOBCAT
TRACTOR OPERATORS
Top pay to the right person
Benefits. Please call
(772)336-9636
WANTED: Nail Tech & Stylist
Come by: Colour Me Crazy
107 SW 17th Street, Suite G
or call 863-697-1247


OFFICE CLEANING
Part time Mon- Fri eveningsin
Clewiston. Good Pay!,
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assistant.
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Brighton Reservation
Min. 1 yr supervisory experience. Excellent
comm. & computer skills. Good leadership
skills, positive attitude. Flexible hours, FL
Drivers Lic. High Schfool diploma or GED
Exc. Ben. incl. med, dental & 401 K
Salary based on exp. w/ben.
Fax res. to (954) 967-3477




HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

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


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

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

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


~ Chief Financial Officer Accounting back-
ground & Quick Books experience preferred.
~ Administrative Assistant Well organized &
computer literate.
Hospice of Okeechobee offers competitive
salaries and benefits.
(863)467-2321 and ask for Lisa
or fax: 863-467-8330


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The GEO Group, Inc,
HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR
Minimum requirements: Registered Nurse with 3 or more years
of experience in nursing. Administrative experience a plus.
PSYCHOLOGIST
(Doctoral Degree in psychology, counseling, or related mental
health field. Possess appropriate state licensure or certification.
PSYCHOLOGICAL SPECIALIST
Master Degree in clinical, counseling orapplied behavioral psy-
chology.
EDUCATION DIRECTOR
Masters Degree in Education or a related field. T.E.A.'s Profes-
sional School Administrators Certificate or a Professional Mid-
Management Administrators Certificate.
The GEO Group a worldwide leader in privatized Corrections,
offers a challenging & exciting opportunity.
WE OFFER: Top Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, Short-term
Disability, 401k, Paid'Vacation & Holidays & Life Insurance.
THE GEO GROUP, INC.
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27, South
South Bay, Florida 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS)
The City of Okeechobee is now accepting
applications for a Part-Time Office Assistant.
An Application packet is available online at
www.cityofokeechobee.com
or by contacting the Clerk's Office at City Hall,
Office of the City Clerk, 55 SE 3rd Avenue,
Okeechobee, FL 34974, (863)763-3372 x215.
Applications must be returned by
3:00 p.m. Friday, August 18,2006.

Drug Free Workplace. EEO.
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk/
Personnel Administrator.



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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises ol
guaranteed income Irom
work-at-home programs if
II 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-
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' you check with the Better
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reader of these charges in
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we may not be aware olf he
charges. Therefore. if you
call a number out of your
area. use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered4 15
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





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


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


NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


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



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


Merchandise r


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510"
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545.
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens A Fabrics 595.
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs' 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620,
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655'
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685-
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700.
Sporting Goods 705.
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720.
Tools 725-
Toys & Games 730,.
VCRs 735-
Wanted to Buy 740.




A/C-21/2TON
Package unit w/heat strip. Just
serviced. Exc. cond. $450. i1
863-674-0467
AIR CONDITIONER -31/2 ton;
Frigidaire, $300;
(863)697-2044.
WINDOW UNITw-18000 BTU's
220 volt, runs great. $125 or
best offer. 863-697-6033 ,


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


ELEC. RANGE, Hotpoint, w/ov
en, black & white, very
clean, exc. cond., $200,
(863)983-6319
ELECTRIC STOVE- Whirlpool;
Good condition. 35.
(863)467-5072
GE RANGE/KENMORE DRYER,
Both good condition. Work
great. $200/both or will sell
separately. 863-697-6033
KITCHEN APPLIANCES
stove, dishwasher, fridge, mi-
crowave, all lyr $1800/all, will
sell separate. 863-763-1981 -
REFRIGERATOR & WASHER:
Good cond. Moving. Ready to
sell by Aug. 17th. $300 for
both, will sep. (863)357-0734
REFRIGERATOR- GE, With ice
maker. Like new. $250.
(863)675-2151


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REFRIGERATOR, stays cold,
yellow In color, $60.
(863)532-9182
STOVE & MICROWAVE COM-
BO: Electric. Good condition.
$100. (863)357-0734
WASHER & DRYER, Excellent
working condition. Belts &
hoses new. $150
(863)824-8703
WASHER/DRYER -Whirlpool,
super capacity. 3yrs. old,
exc.cond. $450.
863-357-0516
WASHER/DRYER
Good Condition. $250.
863-610-1000
WATER PURIFIERS
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



AWNINGS (4), 1 147" long,
1 3'5" long, 2 are 87 1/2"
long, $200 for all.
(863)697-2044.



CLOSET DOORS, Bi-fold, 2
sets, light wood, $50.
(863)357-6315
HOME WINDOWS- Like new.
$150. Will separate.
(863)675-8141


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


FLOWER GIRL DRSES (2)
Identical, white sizes 4 & 6.
Paid $400/both, asking $200.
Will sell sep. 863-634-0339
S FORMAL GOWN, Size 12,
worn once, lavender, great
condition. Paid $275, asking
$100 (863)634-0339
LOTS OF CLOTHES mens,
women, kids. Back to school!
All sizes. Good cond. $30/all
or will sell sep. 239-657-2711
WEDDING DRESS David's
Bridal, spag. strap, size 8,
was $550, asking $200/neg.
(863)697-6690,


AVON BOTTLES 90+ and
some older ook:s & relalea
artbcres. 150 lor all or oei
offer. (863)467-5052.
DOLL HOUSE: 2 Story, Wood-
en, English Style. Unfinished
w/a furllni furniture. Approx. sz 24x
S 48x36"H $100 863-467-0538
ELEPHANT COLLECTION: Ap-
prox. 3000-4000. All for
$2000 neg.-(863)261-1920
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
Os early 90s Exc. cond. $400
orbestoffer!! 863-763-8943
OIL PAINTING- On canvas,
4'x5', New $200. Asking
$75. (863)763-7161
SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS
(1041 Sets) asking $2500
(863)801-4949



COMPUTER- New system, In-
tel Celeron D, 2.93, 160HD,
SDVD-RW, $425 or best of-
fer(561)856-2217
COMPUTER TABLE- large, ad-
ljustable heights, good condi-
S tion, $50 or best offer
S. (863)763-6629
DELL PDA- Slightly used. Wi-
S Fi & Bluetooth enabled. Lots of
S upgrades. Pd $500. Asking
$250. Neg. (863)447-5393
S IMAC, 17", Intel, 160 HD, 1
GB Ram, 2 mos. old, orig.
box & discs. $1420
(863)677-0459
MS OFFICE STUDENT &
-. ,ADOBE CS2 ACAD., $400 or
. will separate.
(863)677-0459
ONE TOUCH- copier, fax,
,scanner, excellent condition
$20 (863)675-2596
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
,software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.
SCHOOL COMPUTER- moni-
tor, keyboard, mouse, edu-
cational program, $150
(863)843-0158


ICHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $500
(863)763-8943
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome & brass
w/glass tops. $275./all.
(863)674-0467.
COUCH, LOVESEAT & CHAIR
almost new, green plaid. $600
863-357-1859
DINING TABLE custom made
w/glass top, nice cond. Cost
$1150 new, sacrifice for
$150. (561)633-1371.
DR CHAIR- white, cane back,
$10 (863)467-1325
DRESSER & HEADBOARD,
Moving, must sell. $50 or
best offer. (863)467-8094
GIRLS BEDROOM SUITE
Natural wood, incl. bed, dress-
ers, desk, nghtstds, mirror,
$800 Negot. 561-790-6589


GLASS TOP TABLE 36"w/four
chairs. Designer full length
mirrors, (2). Ped. sink/fauceL
$350. Will sep. 561-625-4306
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
KS WATERBED FRAME- w/
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
SINGLE BED
Complete w/frame & headbd.
New mattress. $75.00
863-447-0002
SOFA & LOVESEAT, choco-
late, leather, excellent condi-
tion, $400. (863)398-9806
SOFA & LOVESEAT: Forrest
Green. $400 (863)697-1782
SOFA BY BROYHILL
Brown print. Good condition.
$50 or best offer.
863-467-8094
TABLE W/4 CHAIRS- blonde
wood, brand new, $300
(863)467-1704
TABLES (2) octagon wood &
glass end tables, 1 wood-
dining table all for $50
(863)357-0037


NEW ENGLAND- hand! rifle
SB2, 30-06, 3x9, Simmons
scope, like new, $450
(863)697-9704 for details
ROSSI 44 MAGNUM
S&W Special. S/S Model 720,
w/holster and shells. $300.
863-824-3402



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


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$450 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023 .
NECKLACE, 14kt. gold, men's,
20", w/motorcycle medallion,
new $150, sell for $100.
(863)763-5316


LAMP, tall, behind couch,
w/matching glass top coffee
table, Florida style, $150.
(863)357-6315


LIFT CHAIR- Goo, jdr coidalio
I '.3J5U..i 63i 1.i1U-9.4'
WHEEL CHAIR, Eple:iri:i. Lie
new. Originally Cost $5500,
Asking $1100. (863)675-0122
LaBelle
WHEELCHAIR- Padded with
extra seat cushion. Excellent
condition. $75
(863)357-8788


5500 WATT GENERATOR
like new, $550.
863-673-6295
AVON, 58 older pcs., mostly
full most all in boxes, $50
ltr all (6 13i" I-61 i i bul -
head Ridge Area.
CARGO TOP CARRIER, 18cu.
ft., Sears X-Cargo, excellent
condition. $75 (863)610-0412
or (863)763-5422
LP RECORDS (40+) &
PLAYER, Orchestral & sym-
phony music. Very nice condi-
tion. $250 (863)946-3570



BASE GUITAR Fender Mar-
cus Miller Jazz, beautifully
crafted, perfect, hardshell
case. $750. 863-357-7406

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AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG,
Red Heeler, approx. 11/2 yrs.
old,' neutered, $150.
(772)336-7434
BEAGLE PUPPY, Purebred,
male, 10 weeks, health cer-
tificate, adorable. $175
(863)675-4703 after 7pm.
BOXER PUP, AKC Champion
Pedigree, 7 mo. old, beautiful
flashy brindle male. $500.
863-675-9326/863-673-1214
COCKATIEL w/Cage & Stand.
$130 or best offer.
(863)467-8856
DACHSHUND AKC Regis,
Vet Cert Health, adorable
male shorthaired $350
(863)983-7961
FINCHS- pair, $15
(863)234-1700
KERR PUPPIES- 7 1/2 wks,
free to good homes only
(863)675-2844
PARROT CAGE- White on
wheels with playpen on top.
Good condition $75.
(863)357-0037 Okeechobee
PET CHICKEN, For pet ONLY!
$3 (863)843-2495
TOY POODLE, white, male,
housebroken, AKC reg.,
$500. (863)697-1229


HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliotts Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553



DUAL CASSETTE PLAYER/RE-
CORDER- Sony, hooks to
Enter. Ctr, not portable, nev-
er used $50 (863)675-2596


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


AIR COMPRESSOR- Dayton
Speed Air 110/220 volt
$145. Firm. (863)763-6629
AIR COMPRESSOR, 5.5 hp, 6
months old. Paid $750, Ask-
ing $600 neg.
(863)674-0416 LaBelle
CARPET & HARDWOOD
FLOOR INSTALLATION
FLOORS, $450.
(863)398-9806
CUTTING TORCH acetylene
outfit, w/cart, $300.
(561)633-1371.
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.
(863)763-0742


AIR HOCKEY TABLE
4'X6' like new. $125.
561-625-4306


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

Agriculture I


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



BAY PASO FINO Gerdmn, .
yr.. oiJd,.Greail on rajils.
03500 1l 3169'-270 -Jee-
(nobeeare-a
BLACK GELDING PONY
Rides/drives. Gentle. $900.
863-634-5820
JACK-DONKEY
18 mths., good with other live-
stock/people. $250 or best
offer. 863-634-5820
LEOPARD APPALOOSA- 10yrs
old, very nice gentle mare,
$1500 (863)357-0232








On Unse l Service
Buy S,- Trade
Horses, tck, Etc.

863-467-1304
www.okeechobee-horse-trader.comi
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, $25001.
(863)357-JUMP




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


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CRAFTSMAN RIDING MOWER
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
LAWNMOWER DECK, 38"
wide, $60. (863)532-9182
MOWER & WEED EATER,
$500 or will separate. Call
for info. (863)467-1224
MURRAY RIDING MOWER
42" cut, 15hp Kohler com-
mand eng. Turn key ready.
$450. 863-697-9884 Joe
PRESSURE WASHER: 2200
psi, Gas powered. $200.
(863)634-5914
QUEEN PALM 30' healthy,
partially promoted by Wilma.
You dig & haul. $60 or best of-
fer. 239-728-6273 ALVA
RIDING MOWER- 11hp, older
model Snapper, still runs &
mows, needs TLC, $200
(863)697-6565
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
15 hp., 42" cut. $300.
(863)467-0538
RIDING MOWER- Snapper '89,
$200 or best offer
(561)261-0654
ROTO TILLER Huskee 6 1/2
HP rear times. $400.
(863)763-6888.


WEEDEATER Craftsman, 3/4
hp, 17" electric. $25.
863-697-2033
YEARLING PHILLY, Appaloosa
Belgium Cross, $600
(863)843-2495


OLD TIMER ROPING SADDLE-
15", $100 cash
(863)234-1700


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



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-
3:30pm, or email
vldplsurfinthenet.net
OKEE. Furnished. Efficiency
$800. mo. Util. furnished.
1st, Last & Sec. Non Smok-'
ing Envi. (863)801-4949




OFFICE SPACE
FOR LEASE
850 sq. ft. w/
private entrance,
3 offices & bath.
$1,000 per
month + utilities.
"The White House"
1120 S. Parrott Ave
561-791-4567



OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, all
appl., privacy fence w/patio,
$1000/mo, $1000 sec Call
(863)467-1005
Shop trom a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classifleds.
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ADORABLE: 2 BR. 1 BA, in
luwn Benind Tneaier, small
3rd loom non smik. env., no
dogs larwn service. '1800 mo.
+ isi lasi & sec. dep.
1941)150-1.3954
BASSWOOD: 2/1 + Extra Rm.
3458 NE 26th Ave. Newly re-
modeled. $900mo., 1st & sec.
(863)357-0348/610-0567
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA HOME
on Taylor Ck. w/boat dock in
Blue Heron CC. $1600/mo.
561-625-4306
Beautiful: In Town Estate,
3br/2ba, Laundry Rm., Porch,
jacuz.li Rm.. Garage & Sec.
iigris. No dogs, non-smk.
env., Lawn care. $1500. mo.,
1st, last& sec. 941-504-3954
BRAND NEW: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
w/garage. Basswood. $1200
mo. Lawrence Assc.
1-800-543-2495
Brand New AVAIL NOW
3BR/2BA in Dixie Ranch Es-
tates. Private, quiet, includes
washer & dryer, lawn & water
system maintenance.
$1100/mo. 1st, lst& $500
sec. (561)723-0661
Dixie Ranch Acres: Spacious
3/2 home under beautiful
shade trees on one quiet
country acre, $1275 mo. +
1st & sec. Pets ok.
772-408-2972 (cell)
LAKE Okee 3BR/2BA, All apple.
incl. W/D & D/W. 30' deep
1 ar gar. $1400/mo. 2) Avail.
approx. 9/1. 863-946-3333
Move In Special first months
rent free, 3BR/2BA, $1100
mo., last, security deposit,
6 month lease and references
required. No Pets
(863)763-6541
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
NEWLY REMODELED 3Br/1Ba
on 1/2 acre in town, Okee.
$900/mo. 1st & Sec. Call for
info/appt Bill 305-458-8659
OKEE. 2br, 1ba, 1 acre, Shed,
CA, Appl. incl. No pets. $800
mo. + 1st, last & sec. dep.
(863)447-21.30
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., all tile
floor, 5265 SE 43rd St. inside
Kings Bay, $895/mo, $1200,
sec dep. (772)370-3752
OKEE. Edwards Sub-Division,
2br, 1.5 ba, w/den on 1.5
ac. Corner lot $1000 mo.
1st, Last & Sec. dep.
229-758-6386 or
863-634-7723
OKEE HOUSES FOR RENT
3/2 & 3/1, Completely renovat-
ed. $1200-$1300 mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba,
Brand New. Available imme-
diately. $1200. mo.
(772)475-3999
OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
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
(561)262-9191


NOW LEASING-
NEW OFFICES
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE BUILDING, for sale or
lease, 1600 sq. ft., avail.
now, Call Judy
(863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE -900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
courthouse. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740


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



TIME SHARE FOR RENT, 1 wk
beginning Oct. 7th. Cool
Georgia Mountains. Near
Franklin & Highlands NC.
More info. (863)946-0472


Real Estate


Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10401
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



DIXIE RANCH ACRES, Beauti-
ful 5.5 acre horse farm. 3br,
2ba. w/Lg. Barn & Out bldg's.
$450,000 (8631824-8793
IN TOWN: 2 Bdrm..1 Ba
Framed House Nice yald wimn
mature trees. $149 000. For
more ino call 863-357-6700
Okeechobee, 2BR/2BA
55+ Resort Community.
Florida room & storage room.
New furniture, flooring, kitchen.
appliances, dishwasher & roof.
$88,000 (863)467-5868


LAND-5 TO 145 ACRES
www.tommycland.com


VIKING Subdivision 1:25
acre.19409 NW 2881h SI Lot
R, Traci 31, seci 16 $32,500
Lol Hign & Dry 863.634-1237

Mobile Homes

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



Okee, 441 &15A area
2BR12BA $i7 wliOwe:
plus elecrnc, $500 sec. dep
(863)610-1027
OKEECHOBEE- Large 3/2 dbl
wide, 2 acres, trees, fence,
$1 400/mo, Rent w/option to
buy (863)610-2126
TREASURE ISLAND 2BR/1BA
SW $675.mo. + 1st &sec.
& 1BR/1BA SW $625.mo +
1st&sec.& Hwy.78 W.2br,
1ba. SW w/Lg. yard. $800 mo.
+ 1st & Sec. 561-346-4646
Waterfront 3/2 mobile home
2547 SE 32nd St $1100/mo
1st, last, $600 sec Call
863-634-3312
MobleHome--
Sae 220


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
(561)310-1575
EAGLE BAY ROOST, 28'
Coachman, Furn. 10'x26' clsd
addition. Rent paid till 01/07
$9,000. 863-801-1744
Beautiful large 1993 Fleetwood
W4x42 mobile on caal 2BilIBa, roof2yrs, id
Nice neighbors, vey quiet Large enclosed,
attdheRa. room (148) Wh 2 yr.old vinl
indmw screens, tedae Ig. buin eter-
tainment center, t chairs, sleepersoa. New
str shutes 7i06, Dade Co aproed for
130mn humicaneinds, fully i ly .nea
vinyl siding, 2separatetone s theapump
for house Fa. rnm. New eec istme, dsh-
washer Washerer, rergeatora wmemaker
hookup. New h water h after.
Must see to appreciate!
Serious inquiries only. $40,000.
33 E33d11 se Terr, Lot ff, Okeclo
8647-7050.83.97-671I
or 863.979106
MUST SEEI- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat,
40' decked screen room, 40'
carport, 12x12 shed w/W/D,
in adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $38,000 negotiable
863)357-1784 or
(239)821-8787
OKEECHOBEE- 2 Bdrm, 2 Ba,
Dbl. wide. C/Air, All appl., Car
Port & Util. Rm. Adult Park,
$19,500. Call (863)763-7176


OKEECHOBEE BY OWNER
Listed Property

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

HIGHEST BIDDER

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


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skits 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Misceltaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



BAYLINER-'87, 115hp, Needs
starter & TLC. $2500.
(863)634-5877
BOAT: 15 Ft, Fiberglass w/trir.
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.
(863)635-3311
OPEN BOW, 15', 50hp motor,
$1500 or best offer.
863-946-1856 or
248-935-3837
PONTOON BOAT, '05 Bentley
200 Fish. 50hp Mercury out-
board. Excellent condition.
$10,000 (863)699-0936
RIVIERA 1987, 15 Ft. Boat, 50
hp 0/B motor, 1500 or best of-
fer. (863)946-1856 or
(248)-935-3837 Moore Haven


CROSS COUNTRY- 30ft, new
tires, $2500 or best of-
fer(863)675-2844
SWIVEL CHAIRS- 2, for RV,
Van or Motor Home. $80.
Will separate.
(863)467-9413 '


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



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



EVINRUDE '89, 70hp Out-
board, runs excellent, can
demonstrate. $700
(863)634-2998


DIRT:BIKE 2003, DRZ110,
Great shape. $1200.
(863)261-6299



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

T^ravl rales 03


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

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted, 4010
ClWm0ie Care'. .. 4015
Comnmeroal Tnks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

'Auomoile

BUICK CENTURY '1996, 4
Door Wagon, trlr hitch, A/C.
3rd seat. Great cond. $2750.
Or best offer. (863)357-7406
BUICK LESABRE CUSTOM,
'94, JVC cd/am/fm, great de-
pendable transportation
$475 neg. (863)357-1254
BUICK SKYHAWK 1987
Runs great. Asking $700.
863-675-1113
CHEVY CAMARO- '94, Red, T-
Tops, CD player. $1200.
(863)634-5888
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER -
'96, 4 dr, $2,000/neg.
(863)697-6690.
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
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.
(863)467-0668
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
(863)675-7105


LINCOLN NAVIGATOR 1998,
1 Owner. Well maintained. All
receipts. 110K mls. $8500.
(561)261-9393 Okeechobee
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '96,
nice ride, good condition,
cold a/c, $2450.
(772)260-1545
MERCEDES 1988 560SEL SA-
DAN, Silver, Sunroof. Very
clean. $2400 (863)674-0416
LaBelle
PONTIAC LE '88 4 dr, 77k
mls., new a/c compressor,
battery, brakes & tires. $1200
Neg. 239-728-6273 ALVA
TOYOTA- '88, Sports car. 2
seater, 32-36 MPG. Tires
good. Needs compressor
clutch $1300. (561)924-2208
TOYOTA TERCEL, '83, 4 cyl.,
4 dr., auto, a/c, everything
works great, runs exc.,
$1200. (772)461-3276



Dodge Ram, '01, 4x4 Quad
Cab Sport "Magnum", 5.9L
V8, 18,500 mi., fully loaded,
showroom condition,
$16,000 neg. 863-223-1960
or 863-447-0422
DODGE RAM CHARGER '90,
5.2 engine, B&M transpack,
good condition. $2000 or best
offer. Call Lee (239)369-9725
FORD BRONCO '93- 4x4,
$2000 or best offer, will con-
sider van or car w/A/C in
trade (239)839-4883


AXIS RIMS, With tires. Good
cond. $500 Call Orlando @
(302)943-1777 Or leave.
message
AXLES, for '62-'65 Volvo
PV544 Sedan, $200 or best
offer, will sell separately.
(863)635-0772
FORD TRITON '98- good run-
ning cond. $900 or best offer
(863)634-5829
GMC RING GEAR & PINIONS-
asking $150 or best offer
(863)467-8856
RICHMOND PRO GEAR Ring
& Pinion for 9" Ford. 4-86
ratio, $200. (863)697-2724...
TIRES- 4, Goodyear.
P9?5'65R15 Likejrie$ 3180
or be:; iher 18631763-0039
Ask for Roger
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $300
neg. (863)697-0328
TRANSMISSION, 5 spd., for
1985 Chevy S10. $200
(863)763-3451
TRUCK CAP aluminum, for
small truck, teal, $275.
(863)763-3361.
WHEELS & TIRES 4, fits '04
F150 17", 6 lugs, $100. Call
863-357-3107 after 4pm.
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467
WHEELS, 4 mag, 8.5"x15", 5
lug, & 2 7"x15", fits Ford pick-
up. $150 for all, will sep.
(863)763-5422 or 610-0412
,P-- p*-ks40I
1~HUlJi^


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 SI0 P/U '84
4x4, runs excellent. $1300 or
best offer. Must Sell! Great
Work Truck. 863-610-1603
CHEVY S-10, '87, ext. cab,
small V8, 700 R4 trans.,
very clean & runs well,
$2500. (863)697-2525
CHEVY S10 EXT. CAB PICK-
UP, '98, shell cap, 4.3 V6,
auto, a/c, exc. gas mileage,
$4900. (863)763-7763
CHEVY S-10 PICKUP'96
4.3 V6, as is. $1200.
863-673-6295
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.
863-467-6875
FORD F150 1994, Ext. Cab,
Keyless entry, all electric. Exc.
cond. Like new tires. $3000 or
best offer. (863)634-2280
FORD RANGER '84 4X4
V6, w/title. Needs alignment
Great for mudding, $1500 or
best offer. 863-254-3580
ISUZU- '95, 5 spd, Runs well.
No NC. Good MPG. $2500.
(863)467-7859 or 634-6228

REAR END SPRINGS- Fits
'2000 to '2004 Chevy pick-
up, Heavy duty, $100.
(863)467-8942
TRANSPORTATION
RECREATION- 2005 Dodge
Ram 4 dr Heml, w/Reese
slider, coupled w/1993 40'
Carriage 5th wheel, New
awnings, screen enclosure,
all extras, Exc Cond., will
separate. Package $35,000
(863)357-1784 or
(239)821-8787


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Planning Board on Tuesday, August 22,
2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change in
zoning from the existing classification of Agriculture (A) to the
proposed classification of Neighborhood Commercial-2 (NC-2).
The property owner and applicant Is MGA Realty, LLC. The
property address is 8455 Highway 78 West and is more
particularly described as follows:
BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTIONS 17 AND
18, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING A
PORTION OF LOT 28, EAGLE BAY SURVEY, AN
UNRECORDED PLAT ON FILE IN THE OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY TAX ASSESSORS OFFICE, AND PER PLAT OF
SURVEY OF SECTION 7 AND FRACTIONAL PART OF
SECTIONS 5, 6,8,17,18 AND 19, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 31 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ,AS
FOLLOWS: i
BEGIN AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTH
BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LOT 28 WITH THE WESTERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 78, THENCE BEAR
S 3014'51" W, ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 578.16 FEET TO THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND
DESCRIBED .IN OFFICIAL RECORDS (O.R.) BOOK 392,
PAGE 357 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE BEAR N 8832'13" W,
ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID O.R.
BOOK 392, PAGE 357, FOR A DISTANCE OF 283.98 FEET
TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID O.R. BOOK 392,
PAGE 357; THENCE BEAR S 3014'36" W, ALONG THE
WESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID O.R. BOOK 392,
PAGE 357, FOR A DISTANCE OF 175.01 FEET TO THE
INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF
SAID LOT 28, SAID POINT BEING ALSO THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID O.R. BOOK 392, PAGE
357; THENCE BEAR N 88"32'51" W, ALONG THE SAID
SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF LOT 28, FOR A DISTANCE
OF 958.61 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF
THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 387,
PAGE 1734 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE BEAR N*
2716'38" E ALONG THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY LINE OF
SAID O.R. BOOK 387, PAGE 1734 FOR A DISTANCE OF
733.23 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH
BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LOT 28; THENCE BEAR S
8832'50" E, ALONG SAID NORTH BOUNDARY LINE, FOR
A DISTANCE OF 1285.95 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-
BEGINNING
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, August
23, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a
change In zoning will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 9:00 am
in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with
respect to any matter consideredat these meetings or hearings
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the Clerk and of the Planning
DepartmnenL
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2008-0641

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING
RECLASSIFICATION AND CONSIDERATION OF
A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and
Appeals on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse,
304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request
for a change in zoning from the existing classifications of
Government Use (GU) and Residential Single Family (RSF) to
the proposed classification of Neighborhood Commercial-2
(NC-2) and to consider a Special Exception to allow a retail
plant nursery within a Neighborhood Commercial-2 (NC-2)
zoning district. The property owner and applicant is Carrol
Word. The property address is 4525 Highway 70 East and is
more particulaly-dBEascifbad as:follows:
Lois f-4.. in..iu ,e and Lc.li e *38, -inclusive, Block 58,
Ol'eec,rooea Garar, :Jcdis..ae.i', all lying in Section 13;'
Tca.-:r,,p 3' S.:.ulr, r. ng.s e i5 E st,'according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 30, public records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, August
23, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a
change In zoning will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 9:00 am
in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners or the.Board of Adjustments and Appeals with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and that the record Includes the testimony and .evidence
upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the Clerk and of the Planning
Department.

William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2006-0644 and S-2006-0655


GMC JIMMY 4X4 '94 cold
a/c, auto,, p/w, p/I, runs good.
$1800. (863)467-5052
ISUZU HOMBRE 1999 136K
mis., 2 wd w/Camper Topper.
White. A/C's good. Radio.
$2500. (239)543-2222


CAR HAULER: Dual axle, elec-
tric brakes, aluminum
ramps. $1500
(863)697-2434
ENCLOSED TRAILER- Cargo
King, 5x9'. Uked new w/new
tires, Garage kept. $1250.
(863)467-8942
FLAT BED TRAILER 8'x14'
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
HAULMARK CARGO TRAILER
2007, Enclosed, 6'x14', Never
been used. Brand new. Sac.
@ $2500.863-634-1018
LAWN TRAILER- 12'7', Low
tilt bed. Lock box. Like new
$1000. (863)357-4933
MC TRLR- '90, Enclosed fiber-
glass, HiPoint, 15', NC, Side
& ramp rear door. Exc cond.
$3800. Neg. (863)357-4933


CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1993,
$1000. 863-467-1000
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE,
'97, power everything, cold
a/c, $2000 or best offer.
(863)201-3492
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8, full
power, sofa bed, TV, CB ra-
dio $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Leave msg.
NISSAN QUEST 1995, 7 Pas-
senger Van. Skylight CD/Tape
player. Pwr. Win. Good shape.
$2100 Firm. (863)467-7953
Fld It aser. Sl It soon-
er ki the classified


Plymouth Grand Voyager
Sport Wagon, '95. keyless
entry, child seats, 187k mi.,
$1000. (863)634-0465
PLYMOUTH MINIVAN '92,
Mitsubish Motor. Standard
5spd., new tires, 4 cyl., cold
a/c. $2500 (863)763-3451

Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at Public Auction
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Roida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal PL, FL 33438.
1996 Ford
Vin#1FMOU3Z2)OTZB4201 (Bi),
1995 Ford
V]N#1FASP14J5SW103143 (WIl)
Sale Date: August 13,14,2006
152654 ON 8/3,9/2006
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IPublic Noticb-


I Lots Sale


Lots Sale


I Public Notice


r)L-pat-hnhpp Npw.-;. Sundav. Auaust 13. 2006


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OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
FOR
WASTEWATERTREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS CDBG
CONTRACT NO.1
Sealed bids for construction of the WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVE-
MENTS COBG CONTRACT NO. 1 will be received by the OFFICE OF THE EX-
ECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY, until 2:00 pm
Thursday, September 21, 2006, at which time the bids duly submitted will be
opened publicly and read aloud. Any bids received after theme and date speci-
fied will notbe considered.
This project is for the construction of the following:
Aeration basin modifications, clarifier modifications, new sludge pump station, new
filters and slab, new chlorine contact chamber units, new effluent pump station,
new administratiorvlaboratory building, yard piping, electrical and controls. The
existing aeration basin and clariers are constructed of pre-stressed concrete.
Coordination with the manufacturer of the tanks is required in the performance of
the modifications.
Bids may be submitted by completing the bid schedule listed in the Proposal.
The successful bidder shall be required to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority and, successful experience in building, mechanical,
and electrical construction of projects of similarity and complexity.
All work performed shall be in accordance with the Contract Ocuments which may
be examined at the office of the ENGINEER, Met7ger & Willard, Inc., 8600 Hidden
River Parkway, Suite 550, Tampa, FL 33637, Telephone (813) 977-6005/Fac-
simile (813) 77-0593. A copy of the Documents may be obtained from Metzger
& Willard, Inc., upon payment of $225,00 for each Document plus postage and
handling. Retum of the Documents is not required, and the amount paid for the
Documents is non-refundable. Partial sets of the documents will not be provided.
A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2006, 2:00 PM.
in the Board Room of OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY, 100 SW 5TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE FL 34974. Attendance at the Pre-Bid Conference is not required
but is strogl encouraged. A site visit is scheduled for after the pre-bid confer-
ence.
A certified or cashiers 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 proposal as guarantee that
the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after the opening of proposals.
In the event that the contract is awarded to the bidder, he/she will enter into the
contract and fumish and pay for the requiredperformance and payment bonds.
Failure to do so may result in the Okeechobee Ulity Authority retaining the bid de-
posit for liquidated damages. Proposals shall be prepared, addressed and sub-
mitted In compliance with detailed instructions as set forth in the Instructions to
Bidders.
Performance and payment bonds in the full amount of the contract price shall be
written by a surety company, acceptable to the Authority licensed to do business
In the State of Florida and listed in the Department olf 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 iformaities, 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
opening.
The Okeechobee UtilityAuthority
By: John E Hayford, PE, Executive Director
100 SW 5th Avenue
Okeechobee FL 34974
153935 ON 8/9-15/06


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Planning Board on Tuesday, August 22,
2006 at 7:00 pm in the, Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change in
zoning from the existing classification of Commercial (C) to the
proposed classification of Residential Single Family (RSF). The
property owner and applicant is Maronda Homes, Inc. of
Florida. The property is located on the east side of US Highway
98, 1/4 mile south of NW 36th Street and is more particularly
described as follows:
Lots 66, 67 and 68, Block 59, Basswood, Unit 5, according
to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 51, of
the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, August
23, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a
change in zoning will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 9:00 am
in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official. records of the Clerk and of the Planning
Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2006-0642


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I b ic i


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Planning Board on Tuesday, August 22,
2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change in
zoning from the existing classification of Commercial (C) to the
proposed classification of Residential Single Family (RSF). The
property owner and applicant is Maronda Homes, Inc. of
Florida. The property is located on the east side of US Highway
98, north of NW 36th Street and is more particularly described
as follows:
Lots 17-23, Block 64, Basswood, Unit 6, according to the
plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 50, of the
Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, August
23, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a
change in zoning will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 9:00 am
in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the Clerk and of the Planning
Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
FTIl..:.r -.'u0' -06-t


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


Community Events


Methodist Church plans open house
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will hold an
open house on each Sunday m September (Sept. 3,10,17 and 24). Sun-
day worship services are at 8 and 11 a.m. Other services are traditional
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 Okee-
chobee.

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 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.


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.

Barnyard Buddies plan meeting
The first meeting of th Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club will be held
Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a. until noon at the County 4-H Exten-
sion office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Ba yard Buddies is a small, non-com-
petitive club for children 5 t 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 meet-
ing to talk about raising rabbits and poultry. Anyone wanting to
become a member of the Barnyard Buddies is invited to the Sept. 9
meeting. Or, they may sign up at the Okeechobee County 4-H
Extension office Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For
information, call the extension office at 1,63) 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 Ihe Naczarene, 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 sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, 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 educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.\\. Fifth
Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.


Student tours campus
Everglades Baptist Church youth director Dave Griffith (right) helped returning student
John Sharp (left) find his new classrooms at Okeechobee High School's Open House.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski

Wrestling coach scouts
Brahman head wrestling coach Bruce Jahner was on hand to greet new students and size
up possible wrestlers Thursdayy night at Okeechobee High School's open house.


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