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Vol. 97 No. 227 Tuesday, August 15,2006 504 Plus tax


Briefs

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8 arrested in drug sting


Officers conduct a According to records at the either marijuana or crack
Okeechobee County Sheriff's eicaine.
reverse drug sting Office (OCSO) the eight were 2 During the operation, Lt.
operation arrested during an operation car- Markham said, the officers sold a
ried out'during the afternoon toral of 26 pieces of crack
By Eric Kopp hours of Friday, Aug. 11, in the coca.inc and two, $10 bags of
Okeechobee News area of N.E. 13th Avenue and mariluin.i He said the officer
N.E. Seventh Street. collected .a total of $220 for the
A reverse sting drug operation OCSO Lieutenant William cocaine
late last week ended with the Markham said Monday after- All -he drugs had been tested
arrest of eight people including a noon the officers posed as street aind weighed by the crime lab
sophomore at Okeechobee High level narcotics dealers. The sub- prior to the operation.
School (OHS) and a man who jects were arrested after the'v Only one of those arrested
had his 4-year-old daughter with reportedly approached the was not charged with the pur-
him. undercover officers and bought chase of cocaine, and that was a


Back to class: Students gear up for another year


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17-year-old. Avery Vernon
Robinson was charged with the
possession of cocaine with the
intent to sell. Following his
arrest, he was taken to the juve-
nile detention center in Fort
Pierce.
Others arrested were:
Ralph Joseph Pascarella,
38,'N.W 248th St., Okeechobee,
was charged with the purchase of
cocaine, possession of cocaine
and tampering with evidence.
His bond was set at $15,000.
Joseph Marion Foley, 28,


Lawhon Road, Lakeport, was
charged with the purchase of
cocaine, possession of cocaine,
tampering with evidence, child
endangerment and a misde-
meanor charge of possession of
drug paraphernalia. His bond
was set at $20,500.
Patrick Whyte, 32, S. Par-
rott Ave., Okeechobee, was
charged with the purchase of
cocaine and possession of
cocaine. His bond was set at
See Sting-- Page 2


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council plan


bass tourney
Tim Feller brought three fish
weighing 16.49 lbs. to the scale
Saturday afternoon to win the
- \\ve.\\brmrns HT3 Pro Tour bass
tournament held at Okee-Tanne
Nianna. The win earned the sur-
pnsed angler a check for
$3,203.20.
"We are fishing against the
very best anglers around and to
think that I won today is just over-
whelming," said Feller. ,
Seventy-two anglers fought the
heat and less than perfect fishing
conditions to compete for top
honors.
Second ,place went to Jamie
Shay for his.15.27 lb. catch. Shay
tookhome $1,231.20 [or his day's
work
Mike Dillon took third place
and big fish honors. In his 12.88
lb. sack of fish was the big fish of
the tournament. It weighed 8.19
lbs. Dillon's combined winnings
were $1,600.
Sports, Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 511
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry'
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.00 feet

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

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OJ.eechobee News.'Pete Gawda
These students at Osoeola Middle.School piled off the schd" bus fa the first day of---
classes on Monday, Aug. 14.


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil will hold a public hearing
Tuesday, Aug. 15, starting at 6
p.m. where they will discuss
unfinished business pertaining
to tabled iems from the Aug. 1
meeting.
The council will also discuss
new business including items
from an. alley closing applica-
tion and changes in shedules-


to consideration of future
fundraising events.
Council members will begin
their meeting by recognizing
Okeechobee City Police Chief
Denny Davis for 20 years of
service with a longevity service
award. They will then set Sept.
11 as Okeechobee Fire Fighter
Appreciation Day.
During the public, hearing
for ordinance adoption, council
See LDR-Page 2


County code


board to hear


19 cases tonight


This was the scene on Monday morning, Aug, 14, in the office of Osceola Middle
School. Aug. 14 was the first day of classes and office staff was busy giving instruc-
tions and answering questions.


By Pete Gawda,
Okeechobee News
When the Okeechobee
County Code Enforcement
Board meets tonight they will
consider 19 cases, five of them
could involve fines.
They will also consider one
request for reduction in fine.
Deborah and Russell Way-
tovich will have to answer
charges of illegal dumping of


commercial tree trimmings,
care of premises, condemned
mobile home, overgrowth and
prohibited storage of commer-
cial vehicles on their S.W' 11th
Way property.
Code Enforcement Officer
Gina Gehring, has charged
Richard Hughes with care of
premises, comdemned struc-

See Codes Page 2


Donated school goods

given to 164 children


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Community Collabora-
tive Council (CCC), a part of
the Shared Services Network,
My Aunt's House and members
of the community collected
back-to-school supplies for 164
foster and needy children of
Okeechobee.
They provided new book
bags filled with supplies
according to the grade and
school these children attend. In
addition to the school supplies,
the children each received
packages of new underwear and
socks.
"It was so wonderful to see
the kids leave with their book
bags," stated volunteer Judy
Watts.
"We want to send a special
"thank you" to the many CCC
members, members of the com-
munity who brought in sup-
plies and made financial dona-
tions: PB.O. Elks #2558;
Waste Management; Florida
Power & Light; Zella Kirk and
DeHays Design; First Baptist
Church; Eli's Western Wear;


Robby and Kim Denenberg;
Teddy Trading Company; Dr.
Susan Bennett; and, Stephen
Drourr," stated Reba Folsom,
founder of My Aunt's House.
In addition to the many
local contributors Joe
Savarese,16, a straight A junior
at The King's Academy, selected
My Aunt's House back-to-
school campaign as a summer
community service project. He
is a member of the marching
band, the jazz and symphonic
bands and was inducted into
the National Honor Society this
past spring.
In addition to all these activ-
ities and accomplishments, he
still found time to collect over
$1,000 in monetary donations
plus 20 large bags of new socks
and underwear for the project.
"My Aunt's House and the
children of Okeechobee send
our thanks to Joe. He is an out-
standing young man and a role
model," said Ms. Folsom.
For. information about My
Aunt's House call (863) 634-
2306; or, the CCC at (863)
462-5000.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
The Community Collaborative Council, a part of the Shared Services Network, and My Aunt's
House collected back-to-school supplies for the foster and needy children of Okeechobee.
Some of those involved in the project were: (front row, left to right) Janet Berry-volunteer,
Judy Watts-volunteer, Reba Folsom My Aunt's House founder and volunteer; and, (back
row) Sharon Vinson from the Shared Services Network. See photo. page 2.


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Two more charged in burglary case


By Eric Kopp


Okeechobee News
Following last week's arrest of a
local woman in connection with
the burglary of a man's home, two
men have since been arrested for
their alleged participation in the
break-in.
Arrested late last week was Billy
Wayne Hayes, 32, N.W First St.,
Okeechobee, and Enrique Urbina,
24, S.W 10th St., also of Okee-
chobee.
Hayes was charged with one
count of burglary of a dwelling,
grand theft (two counts) and deal-
ing in stolen property (two counts).
He was booked into the Okee-
chobee CountyJail under a bond of
$75,000.
Urbina was charged with one
count of burglary of a dwelling,
grand theft (two counts) and deal-
ing in stolen property (three


Avery Vernon Ralph Joseph
Robinson Pascarella


Sting
Continued From Page 1
$10,000.
James Allen Watford, 50,
S.R. 70 W, Highlands County,
was charged with the purchase of
cocaine and possession of
cocaine. His bond was set at
$10,000.
Delta Dawn Terrell, 31, N.W
Eighth Ave., Okeechobee, was
charged with the purchase of
cocaine and possession of
cocaine. Her bond was set at
$10,000.
Guillermo Foledo, 22, Okee-


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counts). He was
booked into the
county jail under
a bond of
$70,000.
Toni Brown,
28, N.W Second
St., was arrested
Wednesday, Aug.
9, and charged
with two counts Toni
of burglary of a Brown
dwelling, two
counts of grand theft and three
counts of dealing in stolen proper-
ty. Her bond was set at $105,000.
Detective M.D. Faulkner of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) said the two men
apparently helped Brown in bur-
glarizing a man's home in which a
computer system, chain saw and a
radio-controlled car were taken.
The detective said on the following


recovered.
Detective Faulkner said Brown
apparently befriended the victim
then asked to spend the night.
When the victim left for work the
next day Brown, Hayes and Urbina
reportedly took the computer sys-
tem, chain saw and remote-con-
trolled car. He went on to say the
three used Hayes' vehicle to haul
away the items.
The detective said the items
were apparently sold for drugs.
"The items were sold on the
street for crack cocaine," said
Detective Faulkner.
Detective Faulkner said his
investigation is continuing.
"I find it hard to believe this was
the only deal," he said. 'We have
had other burglaries in the county
and we're looking to see if any have
the similar M.O."


Joseph Patrick James Allen Delta Dawn Guillermo Jose
Marion Foley Whyte Watford Terrell Foledo Leon


chobee, was charged with the pur-
chase of marijuana and tampering
with evidence, and a misde-
meanor charge of possession of
marijuana His bond was set at
$10,750.
*Jose Leon, 23, N.W 15th St.,
Okeechobee, was charged with
the purchase of marijuana and a
misdemeanor charge of driving
while license suspended with
knowledge. His bond was set at
$5,500.
Lt. Markham said several of
those arrested were charged with
tampering with evidence because
they either swallowed the cocaine
when they knew they were being


:arrested or threwv the evidence out
the window\ of their vehicle How-
ever, he added, that doesn't really
matter since all of the alleged
transactions were taped.
Of the OHS student, Lt.
Markham said he was in the area
where the operation was being
conducted and at the time of his
arrest he was found to be in pos-
session of .7 grams of crack
cocaine.
Also, Foley was charged with
child endangerment because he-
had his 4-year-old daughter in the
car with him when he allegedly
made his purchase. Following his
arrest, OCSO Detective Rosemary


Farless contacted the Department
of Children and Families and the
child was turned over to them.
According to OCSO arrest
reports, Foley handed an officer
five $20 bills for 11 pieces of
crack cocaine. When he was
arrested, officers also found a
glass pipe in his possession that is
normally used for smoking crack
cocaine, added the report.'
Taking part in the operation
were officers from the Okee-
chobee Narcotics Task Force,
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment, Glades County Sheriff's
Office, Indian River County Sher-
iff's Office and the OCSO.


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Continued From Page 1
ture, trash and debris, overgrowth
and occupancy of an RV on his
Treasure Island property.
John Gailfoil was cited by
Code Enriorcenenit 014er
,Gehring beaiise of [h, condiUinr,
'of his Taylor Creek Isles property.
Jesse Young (life estate) and
current occupants Joanne and Rex
Allen have been charged with hav-
ing a condemned structure and
trash and debris on a lot in Whis-
pering Pines.
Code Enforcement Officer
Blanca Suacedo has stated that
Manuel Lopez-Ortiz has
unsafe/dilapidated structures and
an improper electric pole on S.E.
14th Ave. property. Joseph
Rowlett is charged with having a
condemned mobile home in
King's Mobile Home Park.
Code Enforcement Officer
Beth Albert has charged that
Manuel and Olga Tapia have
wrecked and inoperable vehicles.
on their N.W 26th Ave. property.
William Perry Mims will have
to answer charges for having unli-
censed, inoperable wrecked vehi-
cles and trash and debris on his
S.E. 68th Ave. property.
Code Enforcement Officer
Albert has charged Melvin Miller
with use of a mobile home for
storage, construction without a
permit and having an inopera-
ble/abandoned vehicle on S.E.
68th Ave. property.
In a case that was tabled from
last month, Dorothy Bulger will
be charged with having a derelict
mobile home, trash and debris
and overgrown weeds, grass,
bushes or shrubs on a N.E. 29th
Terrace lot.
David Feltenberger will have to
answer charges of having an
unsafe mobile home and two
derelict shed debris on his N.W
43rd Ave. property.
Code Enforcement Officer


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Continued From Page 1
members will vote on the pro-
posed ordinance regarding an
alley closing application submit-
ted by Elbert Batton.
The alley is located within the
block containing newly construct-
ed Courthouse Plaza, Lakeview
Builders, Plaza 300 offices, and
some residential areas on the
northeastern portion of the block.
The council will vote on the
motion to remove the previously
tabled items from the Aug. 1 coun-
cil meeting. The ordinances were
previously tabled due to a dilem-
ma pertaining to one block within
the proposed future land use map
amendment.
The proposed development
would be built on all of block 12-
lots 1, 2, 3 and 9 less the east


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Donation
Joe Savarese (left), a 16-year-old junior at The King's Academy, raised over $1,000 in
monetary donations, as well as 20 large bags of new socks and underwear for the back-
to-school supplies project. He showed many of the donations he collected to Reba Fol-
som (right), founder of My Aunt's House.


Gehring stated that Elsie Pike
Lightner has unauthorized farm
animals in a residential area, trash
and debris, overgrowth and viola-
tion of zoning regulations on S.E.
40th Ave. property.
Ruth Powell and A to Z Proper-
ty have been charged with having
a derelict mobile home on N.E.
Seventh Street.
Code Enforcement Officer
Saucedo stated that Kyriakidis
Epaminondas built a shed on a
Basswood lot without a building
permit. He was also cited for hav-
ing an inoperable/abandoned
vehicle on the property.
If Monica Steed and Joseph


32.50-feet of 9; 10 to 26 of block
21; and, all of block 22.
The issue with this area was
that there are presently four single
family residences located within
this proposed development site
that would, if included, bring the
developer near the 10-units-per-
acre maximum limit allowed by
the land use map.
The City Planning Consultant
is presenting the motion to
remove both Ordinance No. 955
and 956, which pertain to this
development. This dilemma
caused the tabling of the issue two
weeks ago.
In new business, Cycle 11-2006
Large Scale Future Land Use Map
Amendments and Text Amend-
ments schedule will be modified.
The application deadline was pre-
viously Monday, Aug. 28, 2006,
and will be modified to Friday,
Dec. 29, 2006. The planning


Manielo have not removed a
mobile home and demolition
debris from N.W 272nd St. prop-
erty, they could face a fine of $50
a day for every day of non-compli-
ance.
John and Dorothy McKinney
could be fined $50 a day if their
property is- not in compliance,
which includes permitting .or
removal of a room addition on
S.E. 57th Drive.
If Sara and Dina, Inc. have not
obtained all necessary permits for
work on their EL Mira Sol proper-
ty, they could face a fine of $250 a
day.
Kenneth and Theresa Collins


board date will be changed from
Tuesday Oct. 24, to Thursday, Feb.
15, 2007, and the first city council
public hearing will be moved back
four months as well, from Tues-
day, Dec. 5, 2006, to Tuesday,
April 9, 2007.
Also in new business, the
council will move to ratify the
appointment of Matt Vinson to
the Firefighters' Pension Trust
Fund Board of Trustees for the
term beginning Oct. 1, 2006, to
Sept. 30, 2008.
An interlocal agreement
between the city and county for a
Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG) will be proposed
for adoption. This entails consoli-
dating the disaster recovery efforts
between the city and county to use
funding for both residents of the
city and unincorporated areas
within the county.
Local comprehensive plans)


could be fined $50 a day if they
have not obtained the necessary
permit for their S.W Ninth Way
property.
Perpetuo Valles could be fined
up to $75 a day if his, N.E. 30th
Terrace has not been brought into
compliance including removal of
a derelict mobile and removal of a
travel trailer.
John Fulks has requested
reduction of a fine that has accu-
mulated to $800.
The meeting will begin at 7
p.m. in the county commission
chambers of the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 N.W.
Second St.


indicate that the grant being
applied for in the amount of
$1,535,548.00 would be used to
improve stormwater drainage sys-
tems, removal of dilapidated
structures, repair of substandard
housing and other CDBG eligible
activities such as the provision of
standard condition of affordable
housing for low to moderate
income households.
The application will be submit-
ted by the county on or before
Aug. 18. This application is con-
sistent with local comprehensive
plans and together with the local
mitigation strategy will serve as
the community development plan.
The council will also consider
approval of a fund-raising boot
drive to benefit the Muscular Dys-
trophy Association (MDA) to be
held Aug. 18-19 and Aug. 25-26 at
the intersection of U.S. 441 and
S.R. 70.


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Billy Wayne Enrique
Hayes Urbina
day, Brown allegedly entered the
man's home a second time.and
took a flat screen television, a DVD
player and some DVDs.
After Brown's arrest, the detec-
tive said she helped him recover
some of the items. -
Together, he estimated the value
of the stolen items at $5,000. :1.-
Some of the items, added Detec-
tive Faulkner, were sold on, the
street and probably will never be


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.






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Paislea, is in kindergarten.


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Osceola Middle School students are all decked out and ready to take on the first day
of school. The students are: (from left to right), Carlington Jackson, seventh grade;
Jochen Anglin, eighth grade; Cavel Campbell, seventh grade; and, Shenorro Edwards,
eighth grade.


Obituaries


Anna Bell Lilley
Anna Bell Lilley, age 85, of
Okeechobee, died Aug. 14, 2006,
at the Hamrick Hospice Home of
Okeechobee.s
She was
born May 27,
1921, in Elgin,
Pa., and was a
resident of
Okeechobee
for 20 years.
She was a
member of the P. h--- .
Kingdom Hall Anna
of Jehovah's Lilley
Witnesses. She
enjoyed quilting, fishing, and trav-
eling.
She is survived by: her hus-
band of 64 years, John Lilley of
Okeechobee; her daughter, Nancy
Jelinek of Erie, Pa.; her son, J.
Anthony Lilley ofJamestown, N.Y;
her grandsons, David Korynoski,
Brent Korynoski (Barb Santo),
Randall Korynoski, Steven
Korynoski, all of Erie, Pa., and
Justin Lilley (Jill) of Lakewood,
N.Y; and, her granddaughters,
Kristin Heinrich (Jeffrey) and
Michelle Barbato (Michael), both
of Erie, Pa. She is also survived by
her great-grandchildren, Joshua
Korynoski, Samantha Korynski,
Kaylee Barbato, Michael Barbato,


Christopher Heinrich, Jillian
Heinrich and Annalis Korynoski,
all of Erie, Pa., and Breanna Lilley
of Lakewood, N.Y
Memorial services will be held
at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug.
17, 2006, at the Kingdom Hall of
Jehovah's Witnesses. Brother
David Brazil will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions can be made in her
name to The Hospice House of
Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548,
Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Everett Clinton
Phillips
Everett Clinton Phillips, age
77, of Okeechobee, died Aug. 10,
2006, at Okeechobee Health Care
Facility. Mr. Phillips was born June
27, 1929, in Bridgehampton, N.Y,
to Clinton and Lois Phillips. Mr.
Phillips proudly served our coun-
try until his retirement in the U.S.
Air Force as a Master Sergeant in
the medical field.
Mr. Phillips is survived by two
sons, Patrick Phillips of Laughlin,
Nev., and Stephen E. Phillips of
Brandon; and, two grandchildren,
Samantha and Benjamin Phillips


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Letter to the Editor


Thanks for
being there
On Aug. 8, 2006, I was looking
at property at the Viking Subdivi-
sion, also known as the prairie.
While driving to my next location, I
noticed my car overheating. I saw
some shade and quickly pulled my
car under the tree located just out-
side the park. I got out of my car
and walked about looking at prop-
erty nearby.
Within minutes, I smelled
something burning and as I looked
at my car, I noticed smoke coming
from inside. I quickly ran to the car,
got in and attempted to start the
car to no avail.
The smoke was getting thicker
and I was having a hard time
breathing so I grabbed what I could
and exited the car. I quickly called
9-1-1 and the receptionist or dis-
patcher was warm and calming
when she realized that I was
breathing hard and starting to lose
control of my breathing.
The receptionist was telling me
to calm down and talked me into


breathing slower and told me to get
away from the car and at the same
time concerning herself with my
breathing.
Soon thereafter, the deputy
arrived. The fire department had
already put out the fire.
I lost my car but I still have my
health without injury. What hap-
pened next really surprised me.
Not having a ride home,
exhausted, tired and stressed out,
the deputy offered to take me
home. Not only did he take me
home, he called a tow truck and
waited for it to arrive. As he was
taking me home, knowing I was
thirsty and dehydrated, he stopped
at the store and bought me a bever-
age all the time telling me that
everything would be all right and
that it could have been worse.
Anyway, I just wanted to thank
the dispatcher for being there for
me and for the deputy sheriff for
going above his duty and making
sure I got home safe.
Thank you all.
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Upcoming Events

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 interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
Leam types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to see your
world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Registration
is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information.
Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The 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 Uons Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member,
is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076,
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is
another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator.
For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 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 service pro-
gram to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty techniques 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 information,
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 from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Qullters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
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 Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation 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 fellow-
ship 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 Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
tion.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion 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.
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 care-
givers 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

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, con-
tact instructor Mrs. D J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

Barnyard Buddies plan meeting
The first meeting of the Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club will be held Sat-
urday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H Extension
office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Barnyard Buddies is a small, non-competitive club
for children 5 to 18 years of age. Members learn how to select and care
for small animals. They are not required to sell their animals, but do
show them at county events. At their first meeting, club members will
elect officers and make plans for the year Local veterinarian Dr James
Letcher will also attend the meeting to talk about raising rabbits and
poultry. Anyone wanting to. become a member of the Barnyard Buddies
is invited to the Sept. 9 meeting. Or, they may sign up at the Okeechobee
County 4-H Extension office Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5
p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.

Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tuesday, Sept.
12, at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W 28th St. For
information, contactValerie 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. Reg-
istrations for Catholic Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being
accepted. Classes for children in grades kindergarten through ninth
willbe held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. Forinfor-
mation, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.


Community Events

Church offers AWANA program
The First Baptist Church, 401 S.W Fourth St., will offer the
AWANA program for children 3 years of age through the 12th grade
on Wednesday evenings from 6 until 8 p.m. Registration will be held
Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the ROC. For information,
call the church office at (863) 763-2171.

Open house honors breastfeeding month
The Okeechobee WIC, in cooperation with the Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition, is sponsoring an open house to celebrate
World Breastfeeding Month on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. until
3:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Okeechobee County Health
Department auditorium, 1728 N.W Ninth Ave. There will be games
and door prizes. The Chronic Disease Health Prevention and Educa-
tion Department will be on hand to offer information on healthy liv-
ing. 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 grand-
parents are volunteers over the age of 60, who work one-on-one with
students in a classroom setting to help children improve in school.
The program is sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging. Foster grand-
parents receive a tax-free stipend and mileage reimbursement. They
also receive lunch at the school. Anyone interested in learning more
about the program is invited to attend the volunteers meeting and
lunch on Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at the American Red Cross Okeechobee
Branch, 323 N. Parrott Ave. For information, contact Lynn Vidulich at
800-773-1895.

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 give-
away 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
annualJefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner Saturday, Aug. 19, at the
KOA Convention Center, 4276 U.S. 441 S., at 6 p.m. Speakers will be
State Senator Dave Aronberg and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson. Local and
state officials and candidates will also be in attendance. Tickets are
$30. For information, call (863) 357-8680.

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

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

Early Learning Coalition to meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee Counties will meet Thursday, Aug. 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the
One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., north portable, in Fort
Pierce. For.information, call Dorett Williams at (772) 489-8120, ext.
10.

Coalition executive panel to meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indi-
an River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties will meet Thursday, Aug.
24, immediately following the full coalition meeting. The committee
will meet at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., north
portable, in Fort Pierce. For information, call Dorett Williams at
(772) 489-8120, ext. 10.
CIS/PAL golf tourney planned
Communities in Schools (CIS) and the Police Athletic League will
be hosting their seventh annual golf tournament on Saturday, Aug.
26, beginning with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at the Okeechobee Golf
& Country Club. Hole, tee and team sponsorships are still available.
Prizes will be given to the winning team, as well as the ninth and
next-to-last place teams. Monetary donations will be accepted, and
volunteers are still needed to help with the tournament. On the day
of the event, barbecue chicken and rib dinners will be sold. All pro-
ceeds from the tournament will go to fund CIS projects. For informa-
tion, 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 Centei room V442, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, on the
MacArthur Palm.


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

Methodist Church plans open house
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., will
hold an open house on each Sunday in September (Sept. 3, 10, 17
and 24). Services are: 8 a.m. traditional; 9:30 a.m. contemporary;
and, 11 a.m. traditional. 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 Hos-
pice Residence. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.


Community Events


YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school-supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W 23rd
Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
(863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.

Martha's House needs computer
Martha's House is in need of an updated working computer for
their shelter. It just needs to have basic programs and the capability
of internet connection. To donate this itein, 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.

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

AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Can-
cer committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping
with the event. The 5Kwalk will be held in October of this year, which
is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer survivor or
would like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie Mullins at
(863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.





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Breakfast starts the school day right Health Briefs


As South Florida students head
back to school, parents have spent a
lot of time and money getting them
ready with school clothes and
school supplies.
But some may forget an impor-
tant part of school preparation starts
with nutrition.
Many studies over the years have
shown that children who eat break-
fast do better in school.
Eating a good breakfast gives a
child the fuel his or her body needs
to stay alert and learn.
The link between eating break-
fast and being ready to learn is so
documented that Florida schools
offer a free breakfast program for
children of low income families.
According to a study sponsored by
the American Dairy Council, pover-
ty is only one reason children may
skip breakfast. According to the
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"Many children consume
enough calories, but have diets high
in fat, sugar and sodium, which put
them at risk for becoming over-
weight and for developing chronic
diseases as adults," the report
states. "In addition, as parents are
entering the workforce in increasing
numbers, many children are on
their own for meals and snacks.
Some children may as a result skip


meals altogether. Others choose Children who skip breakfast
their own meals from only one or have trouble concentrating and
two food groups, which might tem- staying on task.
porarily appease their hunger but A balanced breakfast will help
does not meet their overall nutri- keep a child's blood sugar levels
tional needs. constant until lunchtime. Avoid
"Because learning-related effects cereals that have "sugar" as the first
of poor nutrition occur before any ingredient listed. This indicates
visible signs of weight loss or sugar is the primary ingredient in
growth retardation, we cannot the cereal. Sweet rolls or donuts are
assume that a child of normal all right for an occasional treat, but
weight, or one that is 'chunky,' is should not be the only "breakfast"
well-nourished," the report contin- the child eats.
ues. Some good choices for breakfast
A study conducted in 1991 may include:
found that up to 50 percent of chil- whole grain cereal with fruit
dren from all socioeconomic groups and milk;
were affected by hunger-related, eggs, toast, juice and milk;
problems during any given school bagel with cream cheese, fruit
day. and milk;
A hungry child may suffer from homemade pancakes, bacon,
stomach pain, headache, muscle' juice and milk.
fatigue, nervousness, confusion- Teenagers who are weight con-
and sleepiness. ; scious should be reminded that eat-


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ing a healthy breakfast helps you
lose weight, by helping to maintain
a constant blood sugar level. Those
who wish to lose weight might con-
sider a breakfast of yogurt and fruit
or a whole grain muffin with fruit
and milk. It's important for all
young people to include foods from
several of the food groups (dairy,
whole grains, protein, fruits and
vegetables) in their first meal of the
day.
Some children have specific
nutritional needs or allergies. Con-
sult with your child's pediatrician
about the best' breakfast for you
child.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise routine, con-
suit your doctor. This is especially
important ifyou are on any prescrip-
tion medications. Some drugs inter-
act badly with foods that would oth-
erwise be considered "healthy."


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For information, call (863) 763-
4320.

Childbirth education
classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start
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N.W Fifth Ave. For information,
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6 SPORTS


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Submitted to Okeechobee News/Pat Malone Mike Dillon had the big fish of Saturday's Wave Worms HT3
Tim Feller took Saturday's Wave Worms HT3 Pro Tour bass Pro Tour bass tourney. It weighed in at 8.19 Ibs. Dillon also
tournament at Okee-Tantie Marina with 16.49 Ibs. of Okee- finished in third place in the 72-angler tournament held at
chobee bass earning him $3,203.20. Okee-Tantie Marina with a total of 12.88 Ibs. of bass.

Feller takes HT3 Pro Tour bass tourney


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Tim Feller brought three fish
weighing 16.49 lbs. to the scale Sat-
urday afternoon to win the Wave
Worms HT3 Pro Tour bass tourna-
ment held at Okee-Tantie Marina.
The win earned the surprised angler
a checkfor $3,203.20.
"We are fishing against the very
best anglers around and to think that
I won today is just overwhelming,"
said Feller.
Seventy-two anglers fought the
heat and less than perfect fishing
conditions to compete for top hon-
ors.
Second place went to Jamie Shay
for his 15.27 lb. catch. Shay took
home $1,231.20 for his day's work.
Mike Dillon took third place and
big fish honors. In his 12.88 lb. sack
of fish was the big fish of the touma-


ment. It weighed 8.19 lbs. Dillon's
combined winnings were $1,600.
Corbin Dyer St finished the day
in fourth place with 12.84 1bs. of fish.
He took home a check for $615.
Rob Bums won $486 for his fifth
place finish. He had 12.05 lbs.
Anglers had success using a vari-
ety of lures ranPing from spinnerbait
tol6-inch black and purple worms.
They commented on the large
'amount of small fish caught and the
schools of smaller fish that they
observed at vanous .ireas of hdi lake.
"Anglers' comments that there
were a large amount of small fish
caught and schools of smaller bass
sighted at various areas of the lake
might be a good sign that the bass
have adapted to the muddy condi-
tions," said Mr. Malone. "Small fish
this season will mean larger ones
next season and the season after


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Mr. Malone also took the initia-
tive to establish a new type of weigh-
in this season, in addition to limit-
ing the amount of fish brought in by
each angler to three, and it seemed
to work well with weigh-ins being
finished by 4:15 p.m.
Instead of individual flights
spaced 15-30 minutes apart, an
angler can bring his catch to the scale
anytime between the hours of 2:30
and 4 p.m. This type of weigh-in
keeps anglers from having to stand in
long lines at the weigh-in tent adding
additional stress to the already
stressed-out fish.
"This type of weigh-in works,"'
stated veteran bass angler Pat Dravo.
Between the new weigh-in sched-
ule and the large, aerated holding
tanks, HT3 once again returned over
94 percent of the fish caught back


into Lake Okeechobee.
The next stop on the Wave
Worms HT3 Pro Tour will take place
on Aug. 26 at Kissimmee.
Many anglers and their families
stayed in town for '"Angler Apprecia-
tion Day" on Sunday. Forty-two
anglers teamed up to fish a small
tournament to benefit C.R.E.W, an
organization dedicated to rebuilding
homes around the south end of the
lake for underprivileged families.
Following the tournament which
., A .:ied in .ir 1 p.m., the anglers and
kvwt lr.imdhc. were treated to a free
barbecue cooked up by Mike Frost,
Rodney Mellette, Bob Owens, Bob
Stafford and their helpers.
Mr. Malone extended a special
"thank ',O'" to all the anglers and
friends who participated in the day
and to all the volunteers who helped
prepare and serve the meal.


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OG & CC Weekly Results


PI.G.S. League
Aug. 8: (Traveled to River
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Aug. 11,
through Thursday, Aug. 17, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Nacho Libre" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:15
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 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
at2, 4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or high
school student to reach his or her
full potential and become a volun-
teer mentor for the President's Chal-
lenge to SOAR/Take Stock in Chil-
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proven life-changing program that
provides four-year college scholar-
ships 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 avail-
able in Indian River, Martin, St.
'Lucie and Okeechobee counties.
Please call the Indian River Commu-
nity College Foundation at (772)
462-4786.
Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work with
our adolescent boys. If you have any
free time or talents you would like to
share, call Jordan Bemay at (863)
4 357-0047.

S Church offers
lending library,,
You are invited to become "a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal System,
the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Current-
ly, the library is staffed.Sunday from
9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., and
Wednesday evening from 6 until 8
p.m. Contact Doris Entry at (863)
467-1548.

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

Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coopera-
tive is a six library cooperative serv-
ing Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and
Okeechobee counties. The Heart-
land Library Cooperative will be
holding basic and advanced com-
puter classes throughout the six
libraries in the four-county area. A
technology information trainer will
take a mobile computer lab to each
location four times per month to
teach computer classes. The classes
will teach basic computer skills
such as how to start up and use a
computer, how to log-on to the
Internet and how to communicate
via e-mail with friends and relatives.
The more advanced computer class
4 will teach how to keep the computer
clean and how to send pictures. You
may also contact your local libraries
for these same classes. In Okee-
chobee, call (863) 763-3536 or con-
tact Gabriell Turner, information
tech trained; at gabi@myhlc.org.


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KITTENS TO GOOD HOME
8 weeks, littertrained. 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.




MOVING SALE
5624 NE 2nd Street, Okee
Fri.& Sat. 8/11,8/12.9am
Appliances, lawn equip.,
bldg.materials+, household,
furniture & more! Call for appt.
thru 8/18 pdrior to our move.


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



A/C MAINTENANCE PERSON
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW.
Good Pay, Benefits, 401 K.
(863)763-8391
Drivers-CDL A
Walpole, Inc.
Gives YOU More
Get Home,
Get Paid!
Get home
every night and
earn $45k- 50k/yr!
Paid Life Insurance
Blue Cross/
Blue Shield
Paid Vacation,
401(k)
Walpole, Inc.
(800)741-6500
www.walpoleinc.com
LANDSCAPER/
MAINTENANCE PERSON:
Needed Part Time. Call
863-467-6377
LARSON DAIRY, INC.
Location: BARN 8 Is hiring a
TRUCK/TRACTOR MECHANIC.
Includes Various maintenance
jobs. Knowledge of plumbing
& small electric motors req'd.
Apply in person, Call Travis
863-634-0102 or email
ldicorp@earthlink.net
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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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 SW CR 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
8:00am 4:00pm
Affirmative Action/An Equal
Opportunity Employer/
Drug Free Workplace M/F/D/V

THERAPIST NEEDED
To provide mental health
services to adults and children.
License required. Bi-lingual
(English/Spanish) preferred.
Call (863)612-0728
for information.


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National Home
Builder searching for
Sales Consultants in
the Okeechobee
market. Excellent
compensation &
incentives. Will need
Real Estate license.
Bi-lingual a plus.
Serious minded sales
professionals fax
resume to:
(321)674-7645
Attn: Coordinator
THERAPIST NEEDED
To provide substance abuse
services to adults. Masters
degree and/or CAP required.
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish)
preferred.
Call (863)612-0728
for information.
WANTED: EXPERIENCED
LOADER/BOBCAT
TRACTOR OPERATORS
Top pay to the right person
Benefits. Please call
(772)336-9636


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HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


WANTED: Nail Tech & Stylist
Come by: Colour Me Crazy
107 SW 17th Street, Suite G
or call 863-697-1247
How do you find a Job in
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sffleds


Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/mor
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fleds and make your
Iean u a breeze


CRCULATIONASSTANT.


The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated PART TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
Knowledge of local area or ability to read map
Work Night and Weekends
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
9 Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Dailuy Okeechobee News Is An Equal' Oportunitu Ebnpl ye


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


STORE MANAGER
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Big Cypress Reservation
High School diploma or GED.
Associates preferred. Min.1 yr retail
exp. Exc. communication skills.
2 yrs supervisory or management exp.
Flex hours, FL Drivers License.
Salary based on exp. Excellent benefits
(medical, dental, optical, 401K,
fuel & food allowance)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

ASSISTANT STORE MGR.
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Big Cypress Reservation
Min. 1 yr supervisory experience.
Food sales experience a plus.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
High School Diploma or GED. Exc.
Benefits incl. medical, dental & 401 K,
food & fuel allowance. Salary based
on exp. Fax resume to (954) 967-3477


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

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


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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 of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs il
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts aboul any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time.
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classifleds

Services



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




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


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



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



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 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
"'Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health a 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 9 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
TelevisionRadio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C- 21/2 TON
Package unit w/heat strip. Just
serviced. Exc. cond. $450.
863-674-0467
AIR CONDITIONER '05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box. $1750
(954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER 31/2 ton,
Frigidaire, $300.
(863)697-2044.
WINDOW UNIT-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


AIR CONDITIONER, 18,000
btu, heats & cools. $75
(863)467-8339
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


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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
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: Westinghouse &
DRYER: Kenmore. Both in
Excellent cond. $160 neg.
will sep. (863)763-6591
WASHER/DRYER Whirlpool,
super capacity. 3yrs. old,
exc.cond. $450.
863-357-0516
WASHER/DRYER
Good Condition. $250.
863-610-1000
WATER PURIFIERS
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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

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AWNINGS (4), 1
1 3'5" long, 2
long, $200
(863)697-2044.


- 147" long,
are 87 1/2"
for all.


CLOSET DOORS, Bi-fold, 2
sets, light'wood, $50.
(863)357-6315
HOME WINDOWS- Like new.
$150. Will separate.
(863)675-8141
VINYL SIDING- Georgia Pacif-
ic, light gray, new, one full
box of 22 12ft sections.
$200 (863)467-7866


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
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FLOWER GIRL DRESSES (2)
Identical, white sizes 4 & 6.
Paid $400/both, asking $200.
Will sell sep. 863-634-0339
FORMAL GOWN, Size 12,.
worn once, lavender, great
condition. Paid $275, asking
$100(863)634-0339
LOTS OF CLOTHES means,
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 books & related
articles, $150 for all or best
offer. (863)467-5052.
DOLL HOUSE: 2 Story, Wood-
en, English Style. Unfinished
w/all furniture. Approx. sz 24x
48x36"H $100 863-467-0538
ELEPHANT COLLECTION: Ap-
prox. 3000-4000. All for
$2000 neg. (863)261-1920
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
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,
DVD-RW, $425 or best of-
fer(561)856-2217
COMPUTER TABLE- large, ad-
justable heights, good condi-
tlon, $50 or best offer
(863)763-6629
DELL PDA- Slightly used. WI-
Fi & Bluetooth enabled. Lots of
upgrades. Pd $500. Asking
$250. Neg. (863)447-5393
ONE TOUCH- copier, fax,
scanner, excellent condition
$20 (863)675-2596
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, AII hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.


CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
:2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made -Mus-t see!, $500
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COFFEE TABLE, 2-End ljbiil
& Sofa table, chrome & brass
w/glass tops. $275./all.
(863)674-0467.
COUCH, LOVESEAT & CHAIR
almost new, green plaid. $600
863-357-1859
DR CHAIR- white, cane back,
$1 0(863)467-1325
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/faucet.
$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
o okcase 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: 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
IMAGE 17.0 TREADMILL
Get fit fast in the comfort of
your own home. Used 1 mth.
$400 Negot 863-634-0761


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$450 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023


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GENERATOR, Tecumfeh En-
duro XL/C, 3000w, 120v,
25amp, 5gallon 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


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

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items In
the classlfteids.

Agriculture I


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


NECKLACE, 1411k. 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- Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, Like
new. Originally Cost $5500,
Asking $1100. (863)675-0122
LaBelle
WHEELCHAIR- Padded with
extra seat cushion. Excellent
condition. $75
(863)357-8788


5500 WATT GENERATOR
like new, $550.
863-673-6295
AVON, 58 older ;pcs., mostly
full Ti T:', .ll inboxe 1$0n
II a, b1.%l357.611. Bud-
read Ridge Arrj
CARGO TOP CARRIER. 1."u
ft., Sears X-Cargo,. excellent
condition. $75 (863)610-0412
or(863)763-5422



BASE GUITAR Fender Mar-
cus Miller Jazz, beautifully
crafted, perfect, hardshell
case. $750. 863-357-7406
GOLD YAMAHA TRUMPET
in exc. cond. $300 or best.of-
fer. 239-848-7662 ,



ENGRAVER-New Hermes, En-
gravograph, 115 AC/DC, .88
amps, 10K RPM, H.9. 1/15,
$1500 (863)763-7609


BEAGLE PUPPY, Purebred,
male, 10 weeks, health cer-
tificate, adorable. $175
(863)675-4703 after 7pm.
DACHSHUND AKC Regis,
Vet Cert Health, adorable
male shorthaired $350
(863)983-7961-.
FINCHS- pair, $15
(863)234-1700
JACK RUSSELL PUPS Pure
bred, shots/wormed, 2 fe-
males. Will deliver. $250.
(239)340-8503
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
TOY POODLE, white, male,
housebroken, AKC reg.,
$500. (863)697-1229


LADDER STANDS (2 MAN) 12
Ft. $85 (863)467-6818
9am-7pm



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
GENERATOR, Coleman 5hp.
$100 (863)467-1224


BAY PASO FINO Gelding, 8
rs. old, Great on trails.
$3500. (863)697-2704 Okee-
chobee area.
BLACK GELDING PONY
Rides/drives. Gentle. $900.
863-634-5820
GELDING, 13 yrs. old, gray,
very fast, used on barrels &
worked cows, exc, manners,
$2500. (863)673-5058
LEOPARD APPALOOSA- 10yrs
old, very nicegentle mare,
$1500 (863)357-0232
PONY CART & HARNESS,
$1000 or best offer.
. (863)634-5820
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, $2500.
(863)357-JUMP




NEED SOD?
I can deliver & install
:-1 00 pallets.
Call Cody Williams
863-634-3296

Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?



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, 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.
SELF PROP MOWER- 6.5HP,
lyr old, $100 or best offer
(863)763-6591
WEEDEATER Craftsman, 3/4
hp, 17" electric. $25.
863-697-2033


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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent92O
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate .950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



OKEE. Furnished. Efficiency
$800. mo. Util. furnished.
1st, Last & Sec. Non Smok-
ing Envi. (863)801-4949


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


ADORABLE: 2 BR, 1 BA, in
town Behind Theater, small
3rd room, non smk. env., no
dogs, lawn service. $800 mo.
+ 1st., last & sec. dep.
(941)504-3954
BASSWOOD: 2/1 + Extra Rm.
3458 NE 26th Ave. Newly re-
modeled. $900mo.,,lst& sec.
(863)357-0348/610-0567
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA HOME
on Taylor Ck w/boat dock In
Blue Heron CC $1600'mo
56 .(,25-4306
Beautiful: In Town Estate,
3br/2ba, Laundry Rm., Porch,
Jacuzzi Rm., Garage & Sec.
lights. 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-
States. Private, quiet, includes
atjheri& dryer lawn & waiver
ylrn r anarer n(e
1.11'1:lITIO 1 l, 1jst & $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)
Move in Special first months
rent free. 3BR,'2BA. $1100
mu ast,. security deposit,
6 mconiit lease and references
required rIo Pets
18 i763-6541
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
nou',e w garage in nice
niriti:, orinood 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, lba, 1 acre, Shed,
CA, Appl. incl. No pets. $800
moi. + 1st, last & sec. dep.
(863)447-2130
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., all tile
floor, 5265 SE 43rd St., inside
Kings Bay, $895/mo, $1200,
sec dep. (772)370-3752
OKEE HOUSES FOR RENT
3/2 & 3/1, Completely renovat-
ed. $1230-$1300 mo. 1st, last
& sec.(561)723-2226
OKEECHOBEE- 2BR,2BA, 907
SW 2nd Ave, Close to Schools
$875/mo. + 1st, last & sec.
dep. (863)634-0512
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
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
Professional Building: North
East Section of city limits.
1916 sq ft, 4/2 private offices,
conference room area, C/NH.
Excellent terms.
Contact Robin 863.763.5593
or Walpole@earthlink.net


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


Real Estate
rL FaTs 1aW.T


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


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



Okee, 441 & 15A area
2BR/2BA, $170 week
plus electric, $500 sec. dep.
(863)610-1027
TREASURE ISLAND 2BR/1BA
SW $675. mo. + 1st &sec.
& 1 BR/1BA SW $625.mo +
1st & sec. & Hwy.78 W. 2br,
1ba. SWw/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



By Owner: 1990 Homes of
Merit, 2/2, on 1 1/4 acre,
new a/c, carpet, big screen
t, 3 outbldgs., $145,000.
(863)763-1530 or
(561)310-1575
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
1 863)3571784 oi
t239)821.8787
WANTED: Damaged SWMH
'96 or newer, Zone 3
I will move.
(305)409-2341

Love the earth Recycle
youp used Items by sel-
fg thm I tin cmessl-
fle ts. n

-ecreation


ALUMACRAFT V14, seats, an-
chors, lights, $1250/best of-
fer. Includes tackle. Call
863-677-2002.
BASS BOAT, MOTOR/TRLR.
1991, 17' Grumman, w/70hp
Evinrude. Troll mtr, new batt.
$25,90.863-467-8292 lv.msg.
BASS TRACKER, '88, 40hp
Johnson, new trolling motor,
tandem trailer, $1500 or best
offer. (863)673-5058
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-
in 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
QUACHITA- 14FT, center con-
sole, fiberglass, 25HP Evin-
rude, Continental trailer
$1500 (863)467-7866
RIVIERA 1987, 15 Ft. Boat, 50
hp O/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
One man's trash Is anoth-
or man's treasure. TuPn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the cassi-
fled.,


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



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


Classic 1967 Triumph Chop-
per Project, 650cc, good title,
complete bike, needs ring job.
$2000 (863)674-0898
DIRT BIKE 2003, DRZ110,
Great shape. $1200.
(863)261-6299
MOTOR CYCLE TRAILER,
Custom built, new tires & fen-
ders, tailgate lights, aluminum
ramp. $1275 (863)674-0898



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


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


Automobiles

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BMW rare 535i 1990 Great for
the $. White w/tan leather, new
motor, trans, AC & more. Only
$2500. (772)475-6194
BUICK SKYHAWK 1987
Ruqs great. Asking $700.
863-675-1113
CHEVY CAMARO- 94 Red. T-
Tops, CD player. $1200.
(863)634-588
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 mis. $8500.
(561)261-9393 Okeechobee
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '96,
nice ride, good condition,
cold a/c, $2450.
(772)260-1545
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,3,'83, 4 cyl.,
4 dr., auto, a/c, everything
works great, runs exc.,
$1200. (772)461-3276



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


AXIS RIMS, With tires. Good
cond., $500. Call Oriando @
(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
RICHMOND PRO GEAR Ring
& Pinion for 9" Ford. 4-86
ratio, $200. (863)697-2724.
TIRES- 4, Goodyear,
P195/65R15 Like new. $180
or best offer. (863)763-0039
Ask for Roger
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


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rarms. aale 1uzu
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Prop"ty Inspection1OlOO
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



IN TOWN: 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba.
Framed House. Nice yard with
mature trees. $149,000. For
more info. call 863-357-6700

Mobile Homes


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10 Okeechobee News, Tuesday, August 15, 2006


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
CHEVYS1O 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
DODGE MINIVAN BENCH
gray, $40 (863)635-3390
FORD F150 1994, Ext. Cab,
Keyless entry, all electric. Exc.
cond. Like new tires. $3000 or
best offer, (863)634-2280
FORD F150 '87 2 wheel
drive, 4spd., p/w, p/I,
tilt/cruise, good work truck.
$1200. 863-632-9166
FORD F150 '89, 300, 6 cyl., 5
spd., has electrical prob-
lems. $1200 or best offer.
(863)467-4440
FORD RANGER '84 4X4
V6, w/title. Needs alignment.
Great for mudding, $1500 or
best offer. 863-254-3580
GMC P/U 1983: Great truck.
2nd owner. Newer engine,
trans. Only $2,500.
772-475-6194.


ISUZU- '95, 5 spd, Runs well.
No A/C. Good MPG. $2500.
(863)467-7859 or 634-6228

REAR END SPRINGS- Fits
'2000 to '2004 Chevy pick-
up, Heavy duty, $100.
(863)467-8942
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


GMC JIMMY 4X4 '94 cold
a/c, auto, p/w, p/, 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, 5'x9'. Liked 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'x7', Low
tilt bed. Lock box. Like new
$1000. (863)357-4933


MC TRLR- '90, Enclosed fiber-
glass, HiPoint, 15', A/C, Side
& ramp rear door. Exc cond.
$3800. Neg. (863)634-5820
UTILITY TRAILER: 5x8, Brand
new! $1000 (863)675-3558

Buying a cor? Look In the
classifeds. Selling a
car? Look i tnhe dcMassl-
fleds.


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


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Public Notices



Public Niotice 5005
State Public -
Legal NOtie 5500


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
AND PUBLIC TEST OF VOTE
TABULATING EQUIPMENT
The Okeechobee County Canvassing
Board will conveneatthe office of
the Supervisor of Elections, 304
NW 2nd Street, Room 101 (located
In the old Court House) at 3:00
p.m. on Thursday, August 17,
2006. The Board Is convening for
the testing of the absentee ballot
tabulating equipment, early vote
tabulating equipment, and testing of
precinct tabulating equipment to be
used In the September 5,2006, Pri-
mary Election. Following the.public
test, the Board will remain in ses-
sion to discuss other matters per-
taining to the Primary Election.
In accordance with the Sunshine Law
of Florda, this meeting will hbe open
to the public.
/s/Gwen Chandler
Supervisor of Elections
Okeechobee County
155541 ON 8/15/06
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fargu-
son Towing will sel at Public Auction
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed In
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Pt., FL 33438.
1996 Ford
Vin #1FMDU32XTzB84201o (BLK)
1995 Ford
VIN#1FASP14J5SW103143 (WHI)
Sale Date: August 13,14,22006
@9:00AM
152654 ON 8/3,9/2006
Jon all the people who
say, "1 sold It In the clas-
s1ileds."

When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
the classflleds.


SI Pulc o ice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2005-DP-006
IN THE INTEREST OF:
D.R.C. 000: 6/4/04
Mother of the minor child:
Erizabeth Cox
TO: Father of D.R.C., Anthony Booker
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A PE-
TITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHIL-
DREN AND FAMILIES IN THE ABOVE-
STYLED COURT FOR THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS RELA-
TIVE TO D.R.C. A MALE CHILD, BORN
ON THE 4TH DAY OF JUNE 2004. THE
CHILD WAS BORN IN THE COUNTY OF
'PALM BEACH COUNTY IN THE STATE
OF FLORIDA. YOU ARE COMMANDED
TO BE AND APPEAR BEFORE A
JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT,
JUVENILE DIVISION IN THE ABOVE-
STYLED COURT LOCATED AT:
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
312 N.W. 3rd STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 1:30 P.M. ON THE 26TH DAY OF
SEPTEMBER 2006 FOR HEARING
AND TO SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID PE-
TITION SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, ONE
MAY BE APPOINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID
COURT AND THE SEAL THEREOF,
THIS 3rd DAY OF AUGUST, 2006.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
By: Heather Thomas
DEPUTYCLERK.
153739 ON 8/8,15,22,29/06


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I Puli Notice


OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
FOR
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS CDBG
CONTRACT NO.1
Sealed bids for construction of the WAS TER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVE-
MENTS CDB6 CONTRACT NO. 1 will be received by the OFFICE OF THE EX-
ECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY, until 2:00 pm
Thursday, Septomber 21, 2006, at which time the bids duly submitted will be
opened publicly and read aloud. Any bids received after the tme and date speci-
fied will not be considered.
This project is for the construction of the following:
Aeration basin modifications, clarifier modifications, new sludge pump station, new
filters and slab, new chlorine contact chamber units, new effluent pump station,
new adminlstration/laboratory building, yard piping, electrical and controls. The
existing aeration basin and clarifiers 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 Documents which may
be examined at the office of the ENGINEER, Metzger & Willard, Inc., 8600 Hidden
River Parkway, Suite 550, Tampa, FL 33637, Telephone (813) 977-6005/Fac-
simile (813) 977-0593. A copy of the Documents may be obtained from Metzger
& Willard, Inc., upon payment of $225.00 for each Document plus postage and
handling. Return of the Documents Is not required, and the amount paid for the
Documents Is non-refundable. Partial sets of the documents will not bhe provided.
A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Tuesday, September 12 2006, 2:00 RM.
In the Board Room of OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY, 100 W 5TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE FL 34974. Attendance at the Pre-Bid Conference is not required
but Is trog encouraged. A site visit is scheduled for after the pre-bid confer-
ence.
A certified or cashier's check on a national or state bank or a bid bond In the sum of
not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to The
Okeechohee Utiliy Autority 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 furnish and pay for the required performance and payment bonds.
Failure to do so may result in the OkeechobeeA Utility Authority retainIng the bid de-
posit for liquidated damages. Proposals shall be prepared, addressed and sub-
mitted n compliance with detailed Instructions as set forth In the Instructions to
Bidders.
Performance and payment bonds In the full amount of the contract price shall be
written by a surety company, acceptable to the Authority licensed to do business
In the State of Florida and listed In the Department of Treasury Federal Register.
All bonds (bid, payment and performance) shall be countersigned by a Florida
registered agent.
The Okeechobee Utility Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids, with or
without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities, or to accept the Bid(s)
which in its judgment best serves the Okeechobee Utility Authority. All bids shall
remain open for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of bid
opening. -
The Okeechobee Utililty Authority
By: John F Hayford, PE, Executive Director
100 SW 5th Avenue
S '1 ,-,.r|.alrr Li 'i;J
1i ': "i '' 'J 1i 0i.


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I Pbic Notice


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will convene a workshop
session on Monday, August 21, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commission
Chambers, Okeechobee, Florida to discuss the tentative county budgets) for fis-
cal year 2006/2007.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, bhe or she must ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings Is made, which record shall Include the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal Is tobe based.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
SharonRobertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
155081 ON 8/15/06


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Community Events


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
First day at South
Amber Buster, takes her fourth grader, Devin Douglas, to
school at South Elementary School on the first day of
classes, Monday, Aug. 14.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Mother and daughter
Christy King takes her daughter, Aubrie, to the first day
of classes at Central Elementary School on Monday, Aug.
14. Aubrie is in the second grade.


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

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

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

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

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


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

School is hard work!
First grader Dustin Holmes is weighed down by a pile of
books on the first day of school. He is a student at Cen-
tral Elementary School where classes began on Aug. 14.


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

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.

Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed foriom all class members. Please
send information via e-mail to: ohs1987reunion@hotmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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