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Vol. 97 No. 230
Friday, August 18,2006
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TALLAHASSEE (AP) -
Florida's most impoverished
schools will get more than $80
million to buy computers, soft-
ware and other services as part
of the settlement of antitrust
lawsuits against Microsoft
Corp., Education Commission-
er John Winn said Thursday.
As part of the 2003 settle-
ment, Microsoft agreed to
donate half of any unclaimed
benefits to Florida schools in
which at least half the students
qualify for free or reduced-price
The qualifying schools will
get vouchers that can be used
to receive reimbursements for
purchases of any manufactur-
er'is computers running any
operating system and software
used with those products.
"These funds give Florida a
unique opportunity to bolster
and expand technology use for
students," said Winn, who
made the announcement at
Tallahassee's Griffin Middle
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Breastfeeding Month: Over 120 countries now involved
Barbara Godejohn (left), health educator for Chronic Disease Health Promotion Educa-
tion (CDHPE) Program, gives information about healthy living based on "Five a day, the
'Florida way" to Laurali Smith (middle), who is 33 weeks pregnant, and Alexis Gorby
(right), who is nine weeks pregnant.
Mothers taught breastfeeding methods
By Chauna Aguilar
The Okeechobee WIC depart-
ment, Healthy Start Coalition
and Chronic Disease Health Pro-
motion Educatien (CDHPE) Pro-
gram took part in a world breast-
feeding month celebration on
Aug. 16 at the Okeechobee
County Health Department audi-
World breastfeeding month
was first celebrated in 1992. It
now involves over 120 countries
and is endorsed by UNICEF,
World Health Organization
(WHO) and Food and Agricultur-
al Organization (FAO).
Anywhere" is the campaign
theme of WIC in hopes of
increasing the rates of breast-
feeding among mothers and
acceptance and support from
the general public.
The Healthy Start Coalition's
mission statement, "To establish
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Macie Gatliff (right), who is 20 months, is busy being a
big sister to 7-week old Amber Gatliff (left), while
mommy Diane Gatliff gets information on breastfeeding
and healthy living from the WIC and Healthy Start pro-
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Singer 'shocked breathless"
with Hall of Fame induction
By Pete Gawda
Mary Lanier, alto singer with
the gospel quartet Celebration
Singers, was recently inducted
into the Gospel Post Hall of Fame.
The award is sponsored by
the "Gospel Post," a monthly
gospel music publication, and is
determined by the vote of the
Mrs. Lanier said she was not
proud of the award, but thankful.
She said she received the award
entirely by the love, grace, and
strength of God.
She said she was "shocked
breathless" by the award, and
had no idea she would be so
The award was presented at
the Eighth Annual Gospel Post
Convention and Fan Awards held
July 8 at the Bell High School
Auditorium in Bell.
"I'm really from Okeechobee
and proud of it," Mrs. Lanier said.
She referred to herself as
"Okeechobee's own Mary
She has lived in Okeechobee
for 74 of her 76 years. She was
born in Georgia because she said
her parents wanted a "Georgia
Peach." Then her parents moved
to Okeechobee when she was 2
years old because other family.
members were here.
What is even more remark-
able about this lovely lady than
her singing is the fact that even
though she gave birth to two
sons and adopted another child,
she has raised 31 foster children.
Mrs. Lanier said she has
always loved children.
She raised 12 of her foster
children until they were grown.
Now the children of her foster
children consider Mrs. Lanier to
be their grandmother.
Her career as a foster parent
began when she found two little
girls in a drug store whose aunt
did not want to care for them.
Her husband worked at Dun-
klin Memorial Camp from 1985
until his death in 1998. Now she
lives on the grounds of Dunklin
and is considered as either a
mother or grandmother to the
men at Dunklin.
"She has been a great role
model and a mother to thou-
sands," Jim Gibbs, bass singer
for the Celebration Singers,
wrote on Mrs. Lanier's nomina-
tion form. Under outstanding
accomplishments he listed,
"Making a difference in kid's
Mrs. Lanier began singing at
the Okeechobee Church of God
at the age of 15. For a time she
sang with the Church of God
Quartet. Although most of her 60
years of singing have been solo
performances, for the last 18
years she has been singing with
the Celebration Singers.
They sing at smaller church-
es, fairs and festivals all over the
state. The quartet is a regular at
the South Florida Fair and the
See Singer Page 2
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Okeechobee's own Mary Lanier was recently inducted into the
Gospel Post Hall of Fame.
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Jail inmate charged with drug possession
An inmate in the Okeechobee
County Jail has been arrested in
connection with an alleged deal
to swap mari-
juana for some
from the jail
Bailey, 23, N.W
24th St., Okee-
with the Bailey
felonies of sale
of marijuana, possession of mari-
juana with intent to sell and the
introduction of contraband into a
county detention facility. He is
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Plant City Strawberry Festival, as
well as the Speckled Perch and
Labor Day festivals. They have also
performed at prisons.
"It's really a miracle and a bless-
ing to sing and travel at this age,"
At the age of 70, Mrs. Lanier
flew for the first time to the Grand
Cayman Islands where she per-
formed a concert and sang in
churches and a nursing home. She
was interviewed on the radio and
her performance at the nursing
home was taped for television.
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also facing a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug
His bond on those charges has
been set at $35,000.
Bailey was originally arrested
on Aug. 12 on a misdemeanor
charge of driving while his dri-
ver's license was suspended. His
bond on that charge was $500.
According to Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
arrest affidavits, Bailey allegedly
made a deal with a fellow inmate
to trade a small amount of mari-
juana for two sweet rolls and two
bags of snack chips.
However, Corrections Officer
Sergeant Billy Ellerbee learned of
the alleged trade. He and Jail
long periods and has to perform
seated in a wheelchair. Once the
quartet was staying at a motel in
Winter Haven for a Saturday night
sing and a Sunday church service.
A restaurant lay across a busy four-
lane street from the motel. Mr.
Gibbs thought it would be safer to
take Mrs. Lanier across the street
by car. The other quartet members
wanted to push her wheelchair
across the street. Although they
made it safely across the four-lane
street both times, once they got
back in the motel the wheel came
off her wheelchair.
The Celebration Singers have
recorded three CDs and Mrs. Lanier
has recorded six CDs. She was 68
when she recorded her first profes-
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Administrator Captain Ronnie
White then retrieved the snacks
from the jail canteen.
After the snacks were marked
for identification purposes, the
swap was made and videotaped,
stated the affidavit. Bailey alleged-
ly swapped what appeared to be
a marijuana cigarette for the
The report goes on to state
that once the swap was complet-
ed, the cigarette was tested and
indicated a positive result for the
presence of marijuana. The
weight of the cigarette was
approximately .1 gram, contin-
ued the report.
Following Bailey's arrest, a
search was done of the dorm
area and another partially
smoked cigarette was found
above the door hinge in the dorm,
stated the report. It was also test-
ed and indicated a positive result
for the presence of marijuana.
OCSO records indicate that
since his arrest, Bailey has also
been charged with the felony of
violation of probation posses-
sion of cocaine. He has also been
charged with the misdemeanors
of violation of probation no
valid driver's license, violation of
probation possession of drug
paraphernalia and violation of
probation possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams.
Bailey's bond on those
charges has been set at $30,000.
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OCSO deputy resigns
A deputy with the Okee- Johnson had allegedly rigged
chobee County Sheriff's Office the electrical meter at his home
(OCSO) turned in his badge and to prevent it from recording the
resigned Thursday morning amount of electricity being
after being charged with a first- used.
degree misdemeanor. Detective Faulkner's report
Gary Don Johnson, 30, indicates that once this was dis-
turned himself in at the Okee- covered, a Glades Electric offi-
chobee County Jail on Tuesday, cial installed a new, sealed elec-
Aug. 15, where he was arrested trical meter on Johnson's home.
on a charge of larceny of utility If convicted, Johnson will
service. He was then released have to make restitution to
on his own recognizance. Glades Electric.
According to OCSO Detective Johnson had been with the
M.D. Faulkner's arrest affidavit, sheriff's office for eight years.
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 Saturday,
and the American Miniature Horse Association classes will be held Sun-
day. Halter and performance classes will be held throughout the day.
For show information, call (561) 798-6129, (772) 341-0715 or (863)
Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE:- As a service to the agricultural community, the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certificates
for certain power farm equipment purchases. ,
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used direct-
ly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural products
on a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N \V Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of bolh equipment and electricity for farm use, these
lax exemptions represent sizable sa\ wings for the agricultural producer.
Homebuyer classes held each week
OKEECHOBEE The USDA, rural housing service, can now loan
up to $172,632 for housing mortgages for very low and low-income
For prequalification for this loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve your
seat for one of our homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednesdays, starting at 9 a.m.
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a system which guarantees that
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choice for growth and develop-
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i ** s went from booth to booth partic-
b ipating in different games and
WIC Breastfeeding Coordina-
S. tor Shonda Flores, CLC, used this
-* opportunity to demonstrate dif-
ferent positions to breastfeed a
- baby by utilizing a Lactissa doll
-** at her booth. Each participant
would show her how they
would have breastfed their child.
Ms. Flores then gave tips about
additional ways to breastfeed
Peer counselor Evelia Gomez
quizzed participants with com-
mon myths and facts about
breastfeeding and answered any
questions that they had about
Highlands County WIC
Donna Valdovinos gave the
mothers a true/false quiz on
what a mother can and cannot
do while breastfeeding.
At each booth, Lactation Con-
sultant Linda Wier, RN, IBCLC,
kept everything running smooth-
ly by providing prizes for each
participant and gifts to the chil-
dren, such as coloring books
Anita Solis, Maria Santibanez,
Anayanci Rios, Hilda Espinosa,
Reyna Lopez, Kayla Saunders
and Jennifer Wagoner were the
winners of various door prizes
which included items such as
goody bags, nursing stools, a
stroller and other items related
to babies and breastfeeding.
Overall, the participants
received information on breast-
feeding, healthy eating habits
and, ultimately, a healthy
lifestyle in order to have healthi-
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TALLAHASSEE Governor Jeb
Bush and Education Commission-
er John L. Winn announced a
record number of Florida's high
school graduates took the Ameri-
can College Test (ACT). This year
66,299 of Florida's 2006 high
school graduates took the ACT, up
from 58,302 in 2005. Of all high
school graduates, 44 percent took
the ACT in Florida compared to 40
percent nationally. The ACT is one
of two college entrance tests Flori-
da students can choose to take.
Last year, more than 93,500 of
Florida's 2005 high school gradu-
ates took the SAT, representing 65
percent of the total number of high
"Florida has been extremely
successful at increasing the num-
ber of students taking college
entrance exams," said Governor
Bush. "We must continue to
encourage all of our high school
students to take these exams and
prepare for the rigor of college and
Minority students represent 47
percent of the 2006 test takers,
compared to 30 percent nationally.
During 2006, African Americans
represented 21 percent of the Flori-
da test takers, compared to only 13
percent nationwide. Hispanic stu-
dents comprised 17 percent of
Florida test takers, compared to
only eight percent nationally.'
"It is gratifying that more stu-
dents are taking the ACT," said
Commissioner Winn. "That is why
high school reform is critical to
keep up with student aspirations
by better preparing them to be suc-
cessful in the future."
The ACT is comprised of four
separate exams in English, read-
ing, math and science and an
optional writing test. Students
receive a score for each subject as
well as a composite score, which
is the average of all the subject
scores. In Florida, the average
composite score is 20.3, down
one tenth of a point from 20.4
compared to last year. Florida's
Hispanic students continue to
outscore Hispanic students
nationally with an average com-
posite score of 19.6 compared to
school graduates take the ACT
18.6 nationally. Florida's African
American students scored slightly
lower than their national counter-
parts earning a 16.8 compared to
The ACT is a voluntary college
entrance exam. ACT scores can be
used for admission to a state uni-
versity, the Talented 20 program,
for meeting qualifications for the
Bright Futures Scholarship Pro-
gram or for placement into regular
college courses. Students now
have access to information about
the ACT and other college
entrance exams through Florida's
first-ever, online student advising
system, the Florida Academic
Counseling and Tracking for Stu-
dents or www.FACTS.org.
FACTS.org offers students
returning to school this year an
innovative tool to chart their course
for success with the ePersonal Edu-
cation Planner (ePEP). The ePEP
'will help students identify appropri-
ate coursework to prepare for the
ACT and other college entrance
exams. As part of Governor Jeb
Bush's A+ + Plan for Education to
increase the rigor and relevance of
Florida's middle and high schools,
students will now complete an
ePEP to help them plan for the
future. Middle school students will
complete their ePEP after taking a
one-year career and education
planning course. Since ePEP was
launched by FACTS.org last fall,
more than 55,413 Florida students
have created an ePEP.
.To learn more about the ACT
visit www.fldoe.org. To learn more
about FACTS.org or to complete an
ePEP, visit www.FACTS.org.
Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
At Osceola Middle School, Lieutenant Mary Anne Dana,
new school principal, Theda Bass, and School Resource
Officer, Deputy Crawford greeted students back to school
as their parents drop them off for the new school year.
The Torres' are on their way back to school this morning
with their mother Jerrilyn Torres (right). Ashley (left) is
heading for the Okeechobee Freshman Campus and
Noah Torres (middle) is heading for first grade at South
Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
All Nunez (Left) and Karson Fowler (right) are calm and
collected veterans of Osceola Middle School. They are
excited to get started with their 8th grade school year.
'Dutch' Harris, Sr.
Clarence Arthur "Dutch" Harris,
Sr., 75, of Okeechobee, died Aug.
15,2006, at Raulerson Hospital.
Mr. Harris was born Sept. 25,
1930, in Fabius,
N.Y and moved
in 1982. He was
a member of = -
Lodge 1753, H
VFW, and The .
He also Clarence
served in the Harris, Sr.
He is preceded in death by: his
parents, Robert Arthur Harris and
Grace Meade Harris; step-mother,
Annette F. Harris; son, Clarence
"Dutch" Harris, Jr.; brothers, Arthur
E. Harris and Earl E. Harris; and,
twin sisters, Carol and Carolyn Har-
He is survived by: his loving
wife of 57 years, Florence T. Harris;
daughters, Flo Wheeler of
Jamesville, N.Y, and Trudy Harris-
Thomas (Harvey Ronald of Okee-
chobee; grandchildren, Shaun and
Eric Kogut of Okeechobee, Ashley
Gill of Port St. Lucie, Christopher
(Jackie) Wheeler, Rob Wheeler,
Doug (Jennifer Konkol) Wheeler
and Anna Ryan Harris, all of Pom-
pey, N.Y. He is also survived by his
Kogut, Karsori Chandler Kogut and
Reed Andrew Kogut, all of Florida,
and James, Makayla, Haley and
Cody Wheeler of Pompey, N.Y. In
addition, he leaves behind his best
friend Jackie, (a Jack Russell Terri-
er), and special friends Douglas
Wheeler of Virginia, Daniel Kogut
of Okeechobee, Sara and Caryl
Mazzi of Fabius, N.Y., and Earlene
A memorial service will be held
at noon, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW/AmVets
Lodge Post 9528, 2002 West Hwy
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
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Mullins earn master's degree
Danny Dwane Mullins received his master's degree in
educational leadership at Florida Atlantic University. He
is a teacher at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus. He
will also be class sponsor at OFC. He was named
"Teacher of the Year" in 2003-2004.
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APPALLED: I am appalled that you would print the Speak Out call
from the person saying 'what you need to do is get a couple of dogs
and that would get rid of the cats.' Did you think he meant for the
doges to 'scare' them away? Why would you advocate one animal
chasing, harassing and killing another? The week before you told them
to call animal control. Again, the cats would be killed. How about call-
ing animal birth control? For $20 you can have the cat spayed/neutered
and a rabies shot. I'd rather look at a cat than worry about my flower
bed. I have since talked to other newspapers and television news sta-
tions who are also appalled. There is no reason to advocate the killing
of cats or other animals.
POLITICIANS: I feel that if you and your family are no better off than
you were when a politician took office, it's time for a change.
SHOES WITH WHEELS: While shopping at local stores, I have
observed children wearing these shoes with a wheel in their heels.. I
have seen them run into shelves of merchandise, unsuspecting older
shoppers and each other. One of these days someone is going to get
seriously hurt. I don't understand why the stores don't ban this type of
shoe from being worn and used when the kids are shopping. I think
the parents knowing their kids own this type of shoe don't put restric-
tions as to where they can use this type of shoe. That brings up another
point. While shopping over the last few months I have overheard
workers correct kids for riding bikes in the store, climbing up ladders,
shelves and in one case a dragon head. The parents get mad because
the worker said something to their little darling. Well they wouldn't
have to do this if the parents were doing their job. I agree it's not the
worker's job to correct your child but if you are not doing it someone
needs to make sure they are not doing something that will get them or
someone else hurt or killed. It only takes a little common sense.
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Scrapbooking party planned
Ascrapbooking crop partywill be held on Friday, Sept. 8, from 6 until
10 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. All lev-
els of scrapbookers are welcome. This month there will be a demonstra-
tion on the use of punches to enhance your scrapbook pages and hand-
made cards. There will also be a representative from Creative Memories
to assist you with your scrapbooking questions and needs. For informa-
tion, call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.
.Yard sale helps Hos(tee patients -
Hospice of Okeechob.egwill hold a yard sale on FridaySept. 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 cor-
ner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue, next to the Hospice Resi-
dence. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.
Children's Ranch plans grand opening
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their grand
opening celebration of the Heritage Home on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 1:30
p.m. The event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be
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 Satur-
day, 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 Letch-
er will also attend the meeting to talk about raising rabbits and poultry.
Anyone wanting to become a member of the Barnyard Buddies is invit-
ed to the Sept. 9 meeting. Or, they may sign up at the Okeechobee Coun-
ty 4-H Extension office Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For
information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.
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Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. Anyone
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a
caring group is welcome to come and see what we are all about. For infor-
mation, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, located
at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members
and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This Is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anon Helps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m., at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., and leaves for ride at 8 a.m.,
weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week or any ques-
tions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart at (863)
610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing
is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an appearance,-.
contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98 N.
Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting. The
dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For informa-
tion, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863) 634-4780.
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.
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.
Family History Center meets fspm noon until 3 p.m at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Sainis; ,'10 S.W Sixth St. Anyone- iterestedfin
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call (863)
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 infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
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 meet-
ing from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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.
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-
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups meet at 6 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-2893, or
call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or
(863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this
group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be available
from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
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, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-
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. Mem-
bership is not necessary to attend the meeting, and giveaway items are
welcome. For more, visit the group's website at www.okeebwn.com.
Yard sale benefits foster children
Butch's redneck yacht club will be hosting a yard sale and barbecue
benefit on Saturday, Aug. 19, to benefit foster children. The event will be
held at Butch's Fish Camp, 4870 U.S. 441 S.E., beginning at 8 a.m.
Spaces are available for rent to the public for $20 per space. Hot dogs,
sausage and hamburgers will be available for a donation. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-8262.
Citrus canker is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc., will host a radio talk show Saturday, Aug. 19,
beginning at 7:30 a.m. It will be rebroadcast at I and 6 p.m. on WWFR
91.7 and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Doug Bournique, executive direc-
tor of the Indian River Citrus League. The topic of discussion will be the
citrus industry and the ongoing research to find a canker-resistant variety
of citrus. For information, contact the Indian River Citrus League at (772)
DEC meeting is planned
The Okeechobee Democratic executive committee will hold it's
annual Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner Saturday, Aug. 19, at the
KOA Convention Center, 4276 U.S. 441 S., at 6 p.m. Speakers will be
State Senator Dave Aronberg and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson. Local and
state officials and candidates will also be in attendance. Tickets are $30.
For information, call (863) 357-8680.
Scholarship benefit planned
A benefit for the Clint Ward Memorial Agriculture Scholarship Fund
will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, on the 4L Ranch, 8400 S.W. Fox Brown
Road, in Indiantown starting at 4 p.m. There will be an open round-
robin roping competition, music, barbecue, auction and prize give-
aways. The entry fee for the roping event is $100. Registration will begin
at 4 p.m., with roping to begin at 5 p.m. For donation information, con-
tact Lora Gomez at (772) 260-1495.
OHS begins ad sales
Okeechobee High School Class of 2007 has announced senior per-
sonal ad sales that will begin Monday, Aug. 21, and end Friday, Aug. 25.
Ads will be sold during first and second lunch beginning at 10:55 a.m.
and ending at 12:15 p.m. All ads are sold on a first-come, first-served
basis. If you have questions please email@example.com; or
call OHS at (863) 462-5025, ext. 1410.
Free nutritional class offered
A free CRA nutritional analysis class will be held Monday, Aug. 21, at
5:30 p.m. in the Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center, 916 W.N. Park
St. The class will be taught by Dr. Edward Douglas. For information, call
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,
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 infor-
mation, 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 Leajing Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee
Counties will meet Thursday, Aug. 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the One Stop
Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., north portable, in Fort Pierce. For infor-
mation, call Doett Williams at (772) 489-8120, ext. 10.
Coalition executive panel to meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties will meet Thursday, Aug. 24,
immediately following the full coalition meeting. The committee will
meet at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., north portable, in
Fort Pierce. For information, call Dorett Williams at (772) 489-8120, ext.
Church sponsors youth soccer league
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W 32nd St., is sponsoring an
UPWARD soccer league for 4 year olds through sixth grade and the
deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 25. The last evaluations will be held at
the church on Thursday, Aug. 24, and Friday, Aug. 25, from 5:30 until
7:30 p.m. Each participant must attend one evaluation. The cost to par-
ticipate in the league is $65 per participant, plus $50 for each additional
child in the family. The first game will be played Saturday, Sept. 16. Play-
ers may be registered at the church office Monday through Friday from 8
a.m. until 4:30 p.m., or at one of the evaluations. For information, call the
church at (863) 763-1699.
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 & Coun-
try 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 proceeds from the tournament
will go to fund CIS projects. For information, call (863) 462-5863.
Scientist to speak at IRCC
Palm scientist Dr John Dowe will speak on the main campus of Indi-
an River Community College (IRCC), 3209 Virginia Avenue, in Fort
Pierce on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10 until 11:30 am. on palms in the
genus Livistona. He will speak again from 1:30 until 3 p.m. on the
cyclone/hurricane adaptation of palms. He will also speak at the Kight
Center, room V442, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, on the MacArthur
Political rally planned in BHR
Buckhead Ridge Homeowners Association will host a Glades County
political rally at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Community Center,
760 S.R. 78 W. State, circuit and local candidates will be speaking and
available afterwards for questions. Refreshments will be served. For
information, contact Rogel Brown at (863) 467.6596.
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 Okeechobee
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). Ser-
vices are: 8 a.m. traditional; 9:30 a.m. contemporary; and, 11 a.m. tradi-
tional. Child care is provided. For information, contact the church office
at (863) 763-4021.
The Okeechobee News, Friday, August 18, 2006
Are Fido & Fluffy ready for their Labor Day getaway?
If you're like many Americans
with pets, your upcoming Labor
Day Getaway plans may very well
include your best friends, Fido
and Fluffy. Before hitting the road
it's important to take some pre-
cautions and be prepared. Travel-
ing with your pet can be a won-
derful and bonding experience if
you do it right. Here's some help-
ful advice to help ensure that your
pet is happy and safe when travel-
Healthy start The last thing you
need is a sick pet when traveling.
So it just makes sense to begin
with a healthy start. Be sure that
your pet is "up" for their journey.
This means a visit to the vet for a
medical checkup and to ensure
that your pet is up-to-date with all
Is your pet returnable? A pet ID
tag is essential. This means a tem-
porary ID tag, along with your
pet's permanent ID tag. This is
one of the most important
aspects of traveling with your pet,
but also one of the most over-
looked. If your pet runs off while
traveling, a temporary ID tag that
lists the address of where you are
staying, will help ensure that your
pet will be safely returned to you.
In addition, carry a current photo-
graph of your pet with you. If your
pet is lost during a trip, a photo-
graph will make it easier for oth-
ers to help you find your pet
Ample food and water How
many times have pet owners
pulled in the travel service area off
the highway and grabbed a burg-
er for their dog? Or filled their cup
with water for their pet to drink?
Traveling is not the time to intro-
duce a new diet of human food to
your pet. That never has a good
ending. Pack an ample supply of
your pet's regular food as well as
water for your pet. Bring along
collapsible pet. travel bowls
instead of their bowls from home.
They are less awkward and are
very convenient for packing pur-
Occasionally traveling can
upset your pet's stomach. Take
along ice cubes, which are easier
on your pet than large amounts of
water. It is recommended that
you keep feeding to a minimum
during travel. When traveling by
car, a light meal for your pet two
to three hours before you leave is
Pack other essentials. Include
food and water dishes, bedding,
litter and litter box, leash, collar
and tags, grooming supplies, a
favorite toy, a first-aid kit, and any
necessary medications. In addi-
tion, a container of drinking water
for your pet should always be
Practice restraint. Be sure that
your pet is safely restrained in
your vehicle. Utilizing a pet safety
harness or travel kennel are the
best ways to keep your pet safe.
They not only protect your pet
from injury, but they help by
keeping them from distracting
you with their usual enthusiasm
as you drive. A safety harness
functions like a seatbelt. While
most pets will not have a problem
adjusting to it, you may want to let
them wear the harness by itself a
few times before using it in the
vehicle. If your pet prefers a travel
kennel, be sure it is well ventilated
and stabilized. Many pet owners
prefer vehicle barriers, particular-
ly for larger pets. Vehicle barriers
are best suited for SUVs. No mat-
ter what method you choose,
back seat travel is always safer for
No heads out the window.
Although many pets find that
sticking their head out the win-
dow is the best part of the road
trip, it's not safe. Your pet can eas-
ily be injured by flying debris. This
should go without saying, but
NEVER travel with a pet in the
back of a pickup truck. .Some
states have laws restricting such
transport and it is always danger-
Frequent pit stops Always pro-
vide frequent bathroom and exer-
cise breaks. When outside the
car, make sure that your pet is
always on a leash and wearing a
collar and identification tag. Dur-
ing your pit stops be sure to pro-
vide your pet with some fresh
water to wet their whistle.
Don't leave them alone. Never
leave your pet unattended in a
parked vehicle. On warm days,
the temperature in your vehicle
can rise to 120 degrees in min-
utes, even with the windows
slightly open. In addition, an ani-
mal left alone in a car may be
Seek out pet friendly activities.
Since you're choosing to share
your vacation with your pet, be
sure to do little bit of homework
before hitting the road. Find out
where there are pet friendly
restaurants, parks, shops, and
other fun activities that you can
enjoy together. After all, it's their
Secure pet friendly accommo-
dations. If your journey's itinerary
requires staying at a pet friendly
lodging, there are a number of
tips to consider.
-* Get a ground floor room to
make bathroom runs easier.
At check-in, inquire about
areas to walk your pet.
Cover any furniture and beds
that your pet will be allowed on.
Place litter boxes in the bath-
room to make clean up easier.
Avoid leaving your pet alone
in the room. Even the best
behaved pets can bark and
become destructive when in a
new environment. If your plans
are such that your pet can not join
you for every occasion, inquire
about local pet sitters or pet day
care. If your pet's demeanor is
such that you are able to leave
them alone for a short period of
time, be sure to alert the front
desk. It also may help to put the
TV or radio on to keep your pet
comfortable. In addition, place a
note on your door indicating that
your precious pet is inside.
Always keep your pet on a
leash and refrain from taking them
into the lodging dining areas.
And of course... always
clean up after your pet after bath-
It all boils down to doing your
homework. A little bit of planning
will help to ensure that your vaca-
tion with your pet is a happy and
For more information, visit
SwithPETS.com is the premier
online resource for pet travel -
offering resources to ensure pets
are welcome, happy, and safe
when traveling. Visit
find a directory of pet friendly
accommodations across the U.S.,
pet recreational activities, airline
pet policies, pet sitters, pet travel
tips, pet travel supplies, along
with other pet travel resources.
Paws for concern: Cat-declawing has pros and cons
To declaw or not to declaw -
that is the question.
Making the decision to
remove.a cat's fingernails has
pros and cons, and cat owners
should consider both before
going through with the proce-
dure, experts say.
The most important thing to
consider is the fact that the pro-
cedure is permanent. Dr. Mark
Stickney, a veterinarian .at the
College of Veterinary Medicine &
Biomedical Sciences at Texas
A&M University, advises against
declawing if the cat will be out-
doors because it will have diffi-
culty defending itself against
"Once they are declawed,
they are declawed forever, so
you have to be able to make the
commitment that the cat will be
an indoor only cat," says Stick-
ney. .. .
In addition to permrr iritiy'
making the cat an indoor pet, a
cat owner should consider sev-
eral other things before deciding
to declaw a pet:
When should the cat be
declawed? The ideal age to
declaw a cat is six to eight
months. "At that age the proce-
dure is simple to perform and
the kittens are usually back to
their regular selves about a day
after the procedure," says Stick-
ney. Older and overweight cats
have a rougher recovery; they
may be lame for a week or two
after the surgery.
Will the cat feel pain? "Like
any surgical procedure, there is
pain involved," says Stickney.
"Because cats are going to be
walking around on those feet,
afterward, there is no way to
avoid tenderness."To alleviate
the pain, he adds, cats should be
sent home with an anti-inflam-
matory or opioid.
What can owners expect
after surgery? Cat owners should
expect some lameness in their
pet with daily improvement.
Also, if the cat is walking around,
especially on a hard tile floor,
there may be a little spotting for
a day or two after the procedure.
How should the owner care
for the cat after surgery' Restrict-
ing the cat's exercise by confin-
ing it to a small area will help
keep the feline off its feet. Pet
owners should move food and
water bowls near the cat and use
shredded newspaper or paper
towels as litter for the few weeks
following the surgery. The gravel
from clay litter can get into the
incisions and disrupt the healing
process, Stickney says.
Will the cat's behavior
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change? Once the cat has healed
from surgery, the animal should,
be back to normal. "If the cats
were scratchers to begin with,
they'll still act like they have
claws and scratch," says Stick-
ney. "They don't act any differ-
ently than before surgery."If nip-
ping a cat's nails is not an option
for a pet owner, a few alterna-
tives exist that may help dull the
damage done by a cat's claws.
Stickney suggests providing a
scratching post for the cat. By
doing this, the cat owner gives
the animal an alternative to the
furniture. Spray-on products that
act as cat repellant are available
for furniture, and soft rubber
covers that can be glued onto
the tips of the cat's nail's are also
available. A final option is trim-
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
Executive Director Ken Haddad
approved substantial changes to
the agency's permitting guide-
lines to reduce the number of
gopher tortoises lost through
development. Effective Tuesday,
Aug. 15, the FWC no longer
requires mandatory testing for
upper respiratory tract disease
(URTD) when relocating gopher
tortoises off development sites.
"FWC staff and stakeholders
agree we will improve conserva-
tion benefits for gopher tortoises
by removing the current URTD
testing practices associated with
tortoise relocation," Haddad
said. "Our goal is to encourage
people to relocate gopher tor-
toises, and reduce the number of
tortoises lost on incidental take
Previously, anyone wishing to
build on property occupied by
gopher tortoises was required to
test them for URTD before relo-
cating them off-site. A positive
test of even one gopher tortoise
left only two alternatives: on-site
relocation or incidental take per-
mitting. FWC scientists said the
testing requirement hampered
relocation efforts that are impor-
tant to species recovery.
ming the cat's nails. Trimming
the claws on a weekly basis will
keep them from becoming sharp
and pointy. However, Stickney
adds that the cat will still be able
to destroy things with them
Regardless of the reason for
declawing a cat, it is important
for cat owners to weigh all of the
options. "It is very rare that there
is a medical necessity to declaw
a cat," says Stickney. "It is more
of a preference so the cat can
continue to live in the household
and not have to be given up."
Pet Talk is a service of the Col-
lege of Veterinary Medicine,
Texas A&M University.
Stories can be viewed on the
World Wide Web at http://com-
Submitted photo/Dr. David Nelson,
University of South Alabama
FWC changes policy where
Gopher tortoises are con-
In May, the FWC eased relo-
cation requirements by extend-
ing the distance tortoises could
be relocated from 50 to 100
miles north or south of a devel-
opment site. The move gave
homeowners, developers and
consultants more options to
save gopher tortoises threatened
by development. FWC scientists
are creating a statewide man-
agement plan for gopher tortois-
es to include a new permitting
program. If FWC Commission-
ers approve it in June 2007, the
gopher tortoise will move from a
"species of special concern" to
"threatened" on the state's
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information log on to:
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A men's benefit softball tour-
nament will be held Saturday,
Aug. 19, at the OK softball fields
across from Yearling Middle
School and will start at 9 a.m. All
proceeds from the one-day event
will go to the American Cancer
Society's Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer event. Teams can
enter for a $200 donation. Also,
items are needed for the conces-
sion stand including canned
sodas, hamburgers, hot dogs,
rolls, Icondiments; napkins, alu-
minum foil and chips. Play will be
according to ISA rules, and teams
must supply their own softballs
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tribute, or for information, call
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or Frank Coker at (863) 634-2278.
league to start
o Sign-ups are now under way.
for the youth bowling league for
children between the ages of 5
Bowling is to start Aug. 19 at
For information, call Marilyn at
(863) 634-0397 or contact Star-
dust Lanes at (863) 467-1800.,
sign ups slated
Sign-ups for the O.C.R.A. tack-
le football, flag football and cheer-
leading programs will take place
Aug. 19, Aug. 26 and Sept. 9 at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex,
580 N.\V. 271h Lane, from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m.
Parents and/or guardians must
accompany the child being
enrolled. A copy of the child's
birth certificate is required.
The enrollment fee for tackle
football is $75 per player, and $60
per participant in the flag football
and cheerleading programs.
These programs are open to
. children 6 to 12 years of age.
Registration for the Okee-
chobee County Parks and Recre-
ation Department's Youth Soccer
League will be held each week-
day from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m.:
beginning Monday, Aug. 21, and
ending Friday, Sept. 1.
The sign-ups will be held at the
department's office at 640 N.W.
27th Lane in the Okeechobee
County Sports Complex.
The sign-up fee is $25 per
The league will consist of five
divisions: 14 and under, 12 and
under, 10 and under, 8 and under
and 6 and under. Parents will be
required to present a copy of the
participant's birth certificate at the
time of registration. The partici-
pant's age as of Dec. 31,2006, will
determine their age division.
The minimum enrollment for
each division is 30 players.
Games will be played locally
and are scheduled to begin Satur-
day, Sept. 30. League play will end
For information, call (863) 763-
Ladies keg league
opens play Aug. 24
The Ladies Coffee Bowling
League will start their new season
Thursday, Aug. 24, at 9 a.m. at
Slardust Lanes, 1465 U.S. 441 S.E.
The league is open to all
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increasing customer participa-
Approval of these initiatives is
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The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tuesday,
Sept. 12, at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th St.
For information, contact Valerie Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 .XV Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for childremnbeginning Sunday, Sept. 17.
Registrations for Catholic Christian Doctrine (C.C.D) are now being
accepted. Classes for children in grades kindergarten through ninth
will bte held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For infor-
mation, call the parish office at (8631 763-3727.
YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, or at The
Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at (863) 462-5056, or
Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.
Martha's House needs computer
Martha's House is in need of an updated working computer for
their shelter. It just needs to have basic programs and the capability of
internet connection. To donate this item, call (863) 763-2893 or (863)
610-9192 and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If there is no answer, please
leave message. The donation is tax deductible.
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, Aug. 18,
through Thursday, Aug. 24, are as
Theatre I "Snakes on a Plane"
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 4:15, and 7 p.m.
Theatre II "Barnyard" (PG}
Showtimes: Friday at 7 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, and 7 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Also showing: "Talladega
Nights" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at
4:15 p.m. and 9 p.m., Monday at 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Thursday, at 2 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Accepted" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15,7 and9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of our
Disaster Action Team (DAT). DAT is
made up of a group of trained vol-
unteers who respond to local dis-
asters. If you would like to give of
your time and talents to help local
citizens in time of disaster, please
call Debbie Riddle or Candace at
the American Red Cross-Okee-
chobee branch at (863) 763-2488.
Red Road Academy
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to a
civic organization or religious
organization and would like to.
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Karin Aldridge at
Red Road Academy, (863) 357-
5905. We are looking for vt .ffti
teers to work a few hours a month
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for Hospice yard sale
. Hospice of Okeechobee is seek-
ing donations for their next yard
. :* sale. Hospice welcomes all clean
S useable items and is currently
seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools, as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice at
(863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County Board
of Realtors is accepting entries for
their monthly property beautifica-
tion awards program. The property
does not have to be for sale and is
open to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Christy at
(863) 697-3149 or Lori Mixon at
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
dosed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
S yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811, or Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.
Have you saved a life today? Vol-
unteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the
skills they need to save lives. You
can help the American Red Cross
reach people in your community
with lifesaving training, including
CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Pre-
vention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross
at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
Sat. Aug. 26th
9:00 a.m .,
837 Main St. E
Terry DeMott, Sr.
BABYSITTING IN MY HOME
Starting Sept Call for more
Bag of New Clothes, parking
lot, front of Family Dollar
Store on 70 East. Call to
identify. 863-763-0346 aft 5.
LAB MIX: Found in vic. of
Country Hills Estates. Call to ID
LARGE DOG- Vic of Ft Drum
Ranchettes, Call to identify.
LARGE FEMALE DOG Mix
breed, Tan w/blk. tail. Found in
Taylor Creek Isles on 8/12.'
Pis. call to identify. 467-4734
GERMAN SHEPHERD / LAB
MIX: Female. Lost in vic. of
Treasure Island. RPeward.
Toy Poodle, 9 mos. old, black
& tan, male, last seen 8/3,
Contact Cindy @
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
Free. Call Debbie
BORDER COLLIE- 2 yr old, Fe-
male, Spayed, updated shots
& heart worm. To Good
Home Only! (863)763-9262
KITTENS TO GOOD HOME
8 weeks, litter trained. CUTE!
OUTSIDE CATS (7) Mus h nd
a home soon or go io0 Ire
pound. 1 'yr & under.
PIT BULL PUPPIES, 2 females,
' solid white w/red nose. 3
Smos. old. Need loving
Job. Information 225
Job Training 227
A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
A Hi-tech company needs:
computer & Internet skills.
@ 100 SW 15th St. or
Fax resume to 863-467-0816
(AM & PM)
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
LARSON DAIRY, INC.
Location: BARN 8 Is hiring a
Includes Various maintenance
jobs. Knowledge of plumbing
& small electric motors req'd.
Apply in person, Call Travis
863-634-0102 or e-mail
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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, 401 K,
fuel & food allowance)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477
HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Gives YOU More
every night and
earn $45k- 50k/yr!
Paid Life Insurance
FARM MECHANIC WANTED
Palm City area
LABORERS, CARPENTERS &
PIPE LAYERS: Needed Full
Time in the Okee-Tantie area.
Please call (863)357-1871
Needed Part Time. Call
Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Must have valid Driver's Li-
cense. Call (863)357-2700
Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34972
MILL WORKERS NEEDED
1st Shift, Benefits available.
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8tlrStreet
Builder searching for
Sales Consultants in
incentives. Will need
Real Estate license.
Bi-lingual a plus.
Serious minded sales
SEPTIC & DRAIN FIELD
Will train, experience preferred.
(863)634-6300 or 467-9966
for Ranch and Grove hands.
Grove and Pasture Irrigation'
experience a plus.
This is a Drug Free Workplace.
For more info. please call
Class A License
w/HAZMAT & Tanker.
Retirement, Vacation &
To provide mental health
services to adults and children.
License required. Bi-lingual
To provide substance abuse
services to adults. Masters
degree and/or CAP required.
ASSISTANT STORE MGR.
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 & 401K,
food & fuel allowance. Salary based
on exp. Fax resume to (954) 967-3477
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being accepted at:
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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated PART TIME circulation
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
Knowledge of local area or ability to read map
Work Night and Weekends
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
SPotential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
SCompetitive pay and benefits
Generous time off program
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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Immediate Openings *All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
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Chid Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
J & J Building Contractors
Screen Rooms, Carports
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555.
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, uLimeA fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reduing .
Household Items 630
Jewelry .. - 635.
L=ug age, 645
Medical Items 050
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
VCR s 735'
Wanted to Bay 740
A/C -21/2 TON
Package unit w/heat strip. Just
serviced. Exc. cond. $450.
AIR CONDITIONER '05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box. $1750
AIR CONDITIONER 3 1/2 ton,
TWO 1/2 TON COLEMAN A/C
w/heat strips. $150.
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
ROCKING HORSE CHAIR,
Child, Hand carved. Excel-
lent condition. $150.
AIR CONDITIONER, 18,000
-btu, heats & cools. $75
ELEC. RANGE, Hotpoint, w/ov-
en, black & white, very
clean, exc. cond., $200.
ELECTRIC STOVE- Whirlpool,
Good condition. $35.
GE RANGE/KENMORE DRYER
Both good condition. Work
great. $200/both or will sell
stove, dishwasher, .fridge, mi-
crowave, all 1 yr $1800/all, will
sell separate. 863-763-1981
REFRIGERATOR- GE, With ice
maker. Like new. $250.
WASHER & DRYER, Excellent
working condition. Belts &
hoses new. $150
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
good condition. $100 for
both or will separate.
WASHER: Westinghouse .&
DRYER: Kenmore. Both in
: Excellent cond. $160 neg.
will sep (8631763-6591
super capacity. 3yrs. old,
exc cond. $450
Good Condition. $250
By Ecoquest New in bo< 3yr.
warranty $400,ooln will sell
BICYCLES, (3), 26" 2 wom-
en's, 1 muln speed, 1 single
i men's, 2 spd.. $75 neg
will sell sep (8631635-0772
AWNINGS 14), 1 147' long.
1 35" long, 2 are 87 1/2"
long, $200 for all.
CLOSET DOORS, Bi-lold, 2
sers, ligni wood. $5,0
HOME WINDOWS- Line new
$150 Will separate
VINYL SIDING- Georgia Pacil-
ic. lignl gray. new, one full
box ol 22 1211 secuons.
POWERFLITE Carpet Cleaning
Machine. CommlI w/20' hose
Tools; some chemicals &
RED RACE CAR BED corm-
plete, built in toybox at foot of
bed. Plastic $125 or best of-
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
LOTS OF CLOTHES mens;
womens, 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.
AVON BOTTLES 90+, and
some older books & related
articles, $150 for all or best
DOLL HOUSE: 2 Story, Wood-
en, English Style. Unfinished
w/all furniture. Approx. sz 24x
48x36"H $100 863-'467-0538
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
(1000)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
orbest offer!! 863-763-8943
OIL PAINTING- On canvas,
4'x5', New $200. Asking
SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS
1041 Sets) asking $2500
COMPUTER- New system, In-
tel Celeron D, 2.93, 160HD,
DVD-RW, $425 or best of-
COMPUTER TABLE- large,, ad-
justable heights, good condi-
tion, $50 or best offer
DELL PDA- Slightly used. Wi-
Fi & Bluetooth enabled. Lots of
upgrades. Pd $500. Asking'
$250. Neg. (863)447-5393,
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software. Win 98 $25
18631675-4970 LV. msg
BEDROOM-SET, King bed w/
mirrored canopy, lighted head-
board, dresser & night stand.
$300 neg. (863)634-1055
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves."Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
.see! $500 (863)763-8943
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome & brass
w/glass tops. $275./all.
COUCH, LOVESEAT & CHAIR
almost new, green plaid. $600
DESK- all wood dark walnutl,
18Wx62L.30H. 7 drawer, 1
file double drawer $125
DESK- all wood. while Formi-
ca covered. 24WY40Lx30H,5
drawers, 1 door on wheels,
DINING ROOM TABLE, Cherry
wood. w*in 6 leather covered
chairs. 38x62 wiln leaf.
DINING ROOM TABLE- Tile
top, White wash,-Peach tile
w/pattern, Seats 4. $150.
DINING TABLE custom made
w.'glass lop. nice cond. Cost
$1 150 new, sacrifice for,
ENTER./CURIO UNIT- Wicker, :
6'6"H, 5'W, 18"D Curved
lop, 8 side shelves. 3 center
Bircnwood, beauliiul, mint
GIRLS BEDROOM SUITE
Natural wood, incl. bed, dress-
ers. desk, ngnisids, mirror,
$800 Negol. 561-790-6589
'GLASS TOP TABLE 36"w/four
chairs. Designer full length
mirrors; (2). Ped. sink/faucet.
$350. Will sep. 561-625-4306
HUTCH, Ponderosa Pine, 3
shelves, 8 drawers & 3
door $150 (863)467-1401
KING SIZE BED- Oriental, 4
poster. Solid wood. Good
KS WATERBED FRAME- w/
pillowtop matt, w/drawers
bookcase hdbd w/mirror,
LIVING ROOM SET, Couch,
loveseat, good condition,
hunter green. $200 or best
LIVING ROOM SET, Sofa,
loveseat, wing chair, 4 oak
claw foot tables, mint cond.
OFFICE SUITE, Decorator De-
signed, desk, file cabinet, book
shelves, couch; leather chair &
more. $2499 (863)674-0844
RECLINER, pop up, Barca-
'lounger, gold w/touch of red,
retail $800, will sell for $150
Complete w/frame & headbd.
New mattress. $75.00
SOFA & LOVESEAT: Forrest
Green. $400 (863)697-1782
COAT: Black Fox & Lamb
Wool, Full Length. Designed
for casual to very formal. Pur-
chased 12/05 in New York.
Worn twice. Size 14. Looks
excellent on size 10-16. Paid
$6,000. Sacrifice for $1000.
Firm. Absolutely Gorgeous on
any age. Serious callers only
ROSSI 44 MAGNUM
S&W Special. S/S Model 720,
w/holster and shells. $300.
EXERCISE BIKE & PUNCHING
BAG, $185 for both or will
IMAGE 17.0 TREADMILL
Gel iiil ast in rie omilol o01
your own home. Used 1 mth.
DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
$450 (863)675-7105 or
CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
LAMP, tall, behind couch,-
wim Icniing glass l p coffee
labie Fiorida slyle. $150
LIFT CHAIR- Good cindaiion
WHEEL CHAIR. Eileciic, Like
new Originally Cosi $5500
Asking $1100. (863)675-0122
55i0 WATT GENERATOR
like new $550i
CARGO TOP CARRIER, 18cu.
ft., Sears X-Cargo, excellent
C riditioni $75 l863i610.0412
PLAY STATION II- Sony, W/5
games, 2 controllers. 2 mo-
old. $150. (863)447-6620.
BASS GUITAR Fender Mar-
cus Miller Jazz, beautifully
crafted oeriec, nardsnell
case $725. 863-357-74106
GOLD YAMAHA TRUMPET
'in e( cond $300 or best of-
gravograph, 115 AC/DC, .88
amps, .10K RPM, H.9. 1/15,
BEAGLE PUPPY, Purebred,
male, 10 weeks, health cer-
tificate, adorable. $175
(863)675-4703 after 7pm.
FINCHS- pair, $15
GERBILS (5), with 2 aquari-
ums & tops. $20 for all
JACK RUSSELL PUPS Pure
bred, shots/wormed, 2 fe-
males. Will deliver. $250.
KERR PUPPIES- 7 1/2 wks,
free to good homes only
Puppy. Female. 3 weeks old.
Free to good home only. Pis.
TOY FOX TERRIER & Japa-
nese Chin both males $450.
for both. Or will sep.
YORKIE, 1 ACA registered
.Male, 8 weeks old. Has 1st
shots $650 863)763-6778
LADDER STANDS (2 MAN) 12
Ft. $85 (863)467-6818
BIG SCREEN TV Toshiba,
50", needs some work, but
is in working order.
AIR COMPRESSOR, 1hp, for
home workshop. Runs good.
$95 firm. (561)676-0427
AIR COMPRESSOR, 5.5 hp, 6
months old. Paid $750, Ask-
ing $600 neg.
GENERATOR, Tecumfeh En-
duro XL/C, 3000w, 120v,
25amp, 5 gallon gas can.
PRESSURE WASHER- 400
psi, w/hoses, wands, tips,
trailer & 13 hp Honda Engine
$1500 firm (863)610-0756
AIR HOCKEY TABLE
4'X6' like new. $125.
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn &.Garden 850
ROUND BALES (35)
$700/all,.will sell separately.
GELDING, 13 yrs. old, gray,
very fast, used on barrels &
worked cows, exc. manners,
HORSE TRAILER: Logan '88, 3
horse, slant stock trailer w/re-
movable tack wall. $1500 neg.
MISSING HORSE, 3 year old,
Sorrell Quarter horse, mare,
from Lake Port area:
PONY CART & HARNESS,
-$1000 or best offer.
;TB BAY GELDING- 18yrs, exc
horse team pens & sorts cat-
tle, exp rider, $1800
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood-stallion,
super sweet, $2500.
CRAFTSMAN RIDING MOWER
LC100. B&S, 17 5hp 9mths
new e$c cona. ;$900 or best
offer. 863-763-1981 Okee
GRILL: Stainless Steel, Sears
Kenmoe w/side table, side,
urner & romiissene $300 or
bes; owner 863-634-5914
LAWN TRACTOR, Husky Su-
preme, 26hp, 54" cut, 1Ocu.
ft. trailer, 94 hrs on motor.
$2000 neg. (863)634-1055
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.
QUEEN PALM 30'- healthy,
Partially promoted by Wilma.
ou dig & haul. $60 or best of-
fer. 239-728-6273 ALVA
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
15 hp., 42" cut, $300.
RIDING MOWER- Snapper '89,
'$200 or best offer
ROTO TILLER Huskee 6 1/2
HP rear times. .$400.
SELF PROP MOWER- 6.5HP,
lyr 61d, $100 or best offer
WEED EATER, Wheeled, 18",
OLD TIMER ROPING SADDLE-
15", $100 cash
Business Places 910
Townhouses Ren 20'
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
KINGS BAY: 1 BR, Furnished
w/ W&D, $825 mo. + sec.
dep. You pay electric.
N. of OKEE-2Br,1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
3:30pm, or email
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1BA,
on quiet St. Kids &' pets wel-
come. $825 mo. & $2150
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 2BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $850 mo. & $2200
Moves you in. 561-795-1965
850 sq. ft. w/
3 offices & bath.
month + utilities.
"The White House"
1120 S. Parrott Ave
NEWLY REMODELED 2/1 2
story townhouse. New
apple's, F/L sec.
ADORABLE: 2 BR, 1 BA, in
town Behind Theater, small
3rd room, non sink. env., no
dogs, lawn service. $800 mo.
+ 1st., last & sec. dep.
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA HOME
on Taylor Ck. w/boat dock in
Blue Heron CC. $1600/mo.
Beautiful: In Town Estate,
3br/2ba, Laundry Rm., Porch,
Jacuzzi Rm., Garage & Sec.
lights. No dogs, non-smk.
,env., Lawn care. $1300. mo.,
1st, last & sec. 941-504-3954
- BRAND NEW: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
w/garage. Basswood. $1200
mo. Lawrence Assc.
Brand New AVAIL NOW
3BR/2BA in Dixie Ranch Es-
tates. Private, quiet, includes
washer & dryer, lawn & water
$1100/mo. 1st, last & $500
Country Hills Estates; Timber
frame, on beautiful wooded lot.
All new apple hot tub. Call for
Dixie Ranch Acres: Spacious
3/2 home under beautiful
shade trees on one quiet
country acre, $1275 mo. +
1st & sec. Pets ok.
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
Move in Special first months
rent free, 3BR/2BA, $1100
mo., last, security deposit,,
6 month lease and references
required. No Pets
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA.
house w/garage in.nice
neighborhood. No pets.
$1200,mo. year lease Firsl
last and $500 Secunitv to
OKEE. 2br. ltia, 1 aire Shea.
CA, Appl. incl. No pets $800
mo. + 1st, last & sec. dep.
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA; Gar, all tile
floor, 5265 SE,43rd St., inside
Kings Bay, $895/mo, $1200,
sec dep. (772)370-3752
OKEE HOUSES FOR RENT
3/2 & 3/1, Completely renovat-
ed. $1200-$1300 mo. 1stlast
& sec. (561)723-2226
OKEE. Houses For Rent
New home 3br, 2ba, Carport,
New Home 3br, 2ba,.Gar.
2Su division2Bdrm., 1.5 Ba
w/den on 1.5 acre Comer lot
$1000 mo. + 1st, last &sec.
dep. Call 229-758-6386
,TAYLOR ISLES: 3 BR, 2 BA, 2
Car w/dock & deck. Fla. Rm.
Split fir. plan w/in-law suite.
$1,250. mo. 772-475-6194
OFFICE SPACE-900 sq. ft. *
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
SPlease call (863)763-4740
PRIVATE ROOM & BATH, Pro-
fessional, Non smoker, Full
house privileges. $550. mo.
+ 1st, Last & sec. Split util.
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Propety Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of Slate .
Reel Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Wetwfr mt, Property 1080
IN TOWN: 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba.
Framed House. Nice yard with
mature trees. $149,000. For
more info. call 863-357-6700'
OKEE., Large 4br, 2ba, 2 car
gar. 80' Canal front, New Sea
wall, Tikki Hut, Fish cleaning
station, Nice Canal to Taylor
Creek, All new appl., Elec.,
A/C, Owner relocating. A
Steal at $249,900. Call for
more Info. (561)762-3309
OKEECHOBEE- 3 acres, Lots
A & B of Tract 9, For more
info Contact David at
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
MOBILE HOME DOORS- Interi-
or, Exterior & Cupboard
doors. $175. Will separate.
BHR: D/W- 3BR, 2BA,.C/Air &
Heat. No pets. Yearly lease.
.$750 mo. rent. + $1400
sec. dep. (863)763-4031
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$600/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.
TREASURE ISLAND 2BR/1BA
SW $675. mo. + 1st & sec.
& 1BR/1BA SW $625.mo +
1st& sec. & Hwy. 78W. 2br,
iba. SW w/Lg. yard. $800 mo.
+ 1st& Sec. 561-346-4646
MUST SEE!- 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA'Heal,
40' decked screen room;, 40'.
'carport, 12x12 shed w/W/D,
in adult park on rim canal
w/dock, $38,000 negotiable
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! ,
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba, In
M/H Pk. in Okee. Turn Key,
$24K Negot. (305)345-2472
WANTED: Damaged SWMH
'96 or newer, Zone 3
I will move.
Jet SkIls 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehics/ATVs 3035
ALUMACRAFT V14, seats, an-
chors, lights, $1250/best of-
fer. Includes tackle. Call
BASS BOAT, MOTOR/TRLR.
1991. 17' Grumman,.w/70hp-
Evinrude. Troll mtr, new batt.
BASS TRACKER, '88, 40hp
Johnson, new trolling motor,
tandem trailer, $1500 or best
BAYLINER-'87, 115hp, Needs
starter & TLC. $2500.
BOAT: 15 Ft, Fiberglass w/ trlr.
40 hp Mercury. New floors,
seats & carpet. Great boat!
$800 neg. (863)634-0387 ;
BOAT- 17.6 if, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
BOAT MOTOR, 9.9 Mercury
outboard, w/controls, operat-
ing cond., $50.
OPEN BOW, 15', 50hp motor,
$1500 or best offer.
PONTOON 20'- Brand New,
60hp E-tech, inclds new
PONTOON BOAT, '05 Bentley
200 Fish. 50hp Mercury out-
board. Excellent condition.
PONTOON BOAT 25'1996
completely redone w/Evin.
112hp, '04 dual axle trlr., $1 OK
or best offer. 863-634-7163
QUACHITA- 14FT, center con-
sole, fiberglass, 25HP Evin-
Srude, Continental trailer
RIVIERA 1987, 15 Ft. Boat,'50
hp 0O/B motor, 1500 or best of-
fer. (863)946-1856 or
(248)-935-3837 Moore Haven
STARCRAFT 16' needs bat-
tery. 50hp Johnson, w/trir.
CROSS COUNTRY- 30ft, new
tires, $2500 or best of-
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
BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs
great. $700 (863)763-7609
BOAT MOTOR- Merc 15hp,
2005, low hours, $1200
EVINRUDE '89, 70hp Out-
board, runs excellent, can
Classic 1967 Triumph Chop-
per Project, 650cc, good title,
complete bike, needs ring job.
DIRT BIKE 2003, DRZ110,
Great shape. $1200.
HONDA GOLDWING '77,
$1400 or best offer.
MOTOR CYCLE TRAILER,
Custom built, new tires & fen-
ders, tailgate lights, aluminum
ramp. $1275 (863)674-0898'
SUZUKI- '06, SV650, 1800 mi.
$300.,?ccess included. Mint
GO CART- Manco 6.5hp 2
Sseater, new tires, runs great,
$850. (863)674-0539. La-
GO CART- Murray, 6,0 HP, 1
seater, runs great, new rear
Stores. $650. (863)674-0539
YAMAHA 400 Kodiak, '04-
4x4, excellent condition,
hardly used, $3700
110LIDAY TRAVELER 25'77
new A/C & water heater, all
works great. $3000 or best of-
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(depending on how the builder tops the roof).
Victorian Gazebo plan (No. 603)... $9.95
Teahouse plan (No. 710).. .$9.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
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TRAVEL TRAILER, 28ft. Needs
work, has alot of potential.
$700 (863)675-1113 Muse
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
BMW rare 535i1990 Great for
the $. White w/tan leather, new
motor, trans, AC & more. Only
BUICK CENTURY WAGON '96,
6 cyl. Auto, Trailer hitch, A/C
$2400. Or best offer.
BUICK SKYHAWK '87, Runs
great. Asking $700.
863-675-1113 Muse area
CADILLAC EL DORADO '94,
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER -
'96, 4 dr, $2,000/neg.
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4'Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
FORD MUSTANG 1995, V6,
Auto., A/C, 70,800 miles.
Very good condition. $3500
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
FORD TEMPO GL '92, 67k,
Clean, runs good, cold a/c.
$1500 or best offer.
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '96,
nice ride, good condition,
cold a/c, $2450.
OLDSMOBILE 98 1992, Good
condition. Needs work, but
runs good. $500/best offer
PONTIAC LE '88 4 dr, 77k
mis., new a/c compressor,
battery, brakes & tires. $1200
Neg. 239-728-6273 ALVA
TOYOTA PASEO 1992, Needs
work. $500. (863)357-1365
TOYOTA TERCEL, '83, 4 cyl.,
4 dr., auto, a/c, everything
works great, runs exc.,
CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2200. (863)697-1350
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$650 (863)697-1350 or
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
Puli Noic 505 II
AXLES, for '62-'65 Volvo
PV544 Sedan, $200 or best
offer, will sell separately.
CHEVY COLORADO BEDLIN-
ER, like new, $125.
FORD F150'90 -
No motor, parts only. $400
FORD TRITON '98- good run-
ning cond. $900 or best offer
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $300
TRANSMISSION, 5 spd., for
1985 Chevy S10. $200
TRUCK CAP aluminum, for
small truck, teal, $275.
WHEELS & TIRES 4, fits '04
F150 17", 6 lugs, $100. Call
863-357-3107 after 4pm.,
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Gooddch 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
CHEV DUALLY '77- 1 ton,
strong V8, auto, w/ headers,
$1800 neg. (863)763-4149
CHEVY 1500 1988, Ext. cab
Runs good, Cold A/C,
$2200. 863-675-0107 or
CHEVY S-10 PICKUP'96
4.3 V6, as is. $1200.
CHEVY SO1 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,
CHEVY Z71 1992, 4x4, Single
Cab, Auto., Great work truck.
$2500 cash. (863)634-4845
DODGE MINIVAN BENCH
gray, $40 (863)635-3390
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spd., 4 cyl., 57k org. mis.
Good tires. Needs a little TLC.
$1400 neg. (561)758-3781
FORD '77, many new parts in-
cluding motor. $900
FORD F100, '83, auto air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, $1000 or
best offer. (863)467-8464
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.
FORD F150 '89, 300, 6 cyl., 5
spd., has electrical prob-
lems. $1200 or best offer.
FORD F150 '94- Gray, 4wd,
cold AC, rebuilt trans, new
radiator, oversize new tires,
GMC P/U 1983: Great truck.
2nd owner. Newer engine,
trans. Only $2,500.
REAR END SPRINGS- Fits
'2000 to '2004 Chevy pick-
up, Heavy duty, $100.
RECREATION- 2005 Dodge
Ram 4 dr Hemi, w/Reese
slider, coupled w/1993 40'
Carriage 5th wheel, New
awnings, screen enclosure,
Small extras, Exc Cond., will
separate. Package $35,000
FORD EXPLORER'91- some
new parts, needs trans $300
or best offer (863)634-8647
GMC JIMMY 4X4 '94 cold
a/c, auto, p/w, p/I, runs good.
ISUZU HOMBRE 1999 136K
mls., 2. wd w/Camper Topper.
White. A/C's good. Radio.
CAR HAULER: Dual axle, elec-
tric brakes, aluminum
ENCLOSED TRAILER- Cargo
King, 5'x9'. Liked new w/new
tires, Garage kept. $1250.
EZ Ride Tow Dolly, heavy du-
ty, $475. (863)467-9559
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.
UTILITY TRAILER: 5x8, Brand
newly $1000 (863)675-3558
I Puli Notice
NOTICE OFOUA MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regu-
lar session on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 8:30 A.M.; at the Okeechobee
Uflitty Authority Offices, 100 SW5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will hold a Public
Hearing as soon after 8:30 A.M. as possible to consider water/sewer rates and
the 2006-07 budget
All Interested parties for or against the proposed Rates and Budget can be heard at
said time and place. The needs of hearing or visually Impaired persons shall be
met by contacting the Executive Directors Office at 863-763-9460 a t 48
hours priortothe Public Hearing by any person wishing assistance.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Flodrida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need
a record of proceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person mayprovide a court re-
corder, stenographer, or atape recorderforsuch verbatim record.
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
John F. Hayford, RE.
156324 ON 8/18/06
LAWN TRAILER- 12'x7', Low
tilt bed. Lock box. Like new
MC TRLR- '90, Enclosed fiber-
glass, HiPoint, 15', A/C, Side
& ramp rear door. Exc cond.
$3800. Neg. (863)634-5820
DODGE CONV VAN '89- Ram
2500, 99K miles cold AC,
$2000 or best offer
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE,
'97, power everything, cold
a/c, $1800 or best offer.
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8, full
power, sofa bed, TV, CB ra-
dio $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Leave msg.
Plymouth Grand Voyager
Sport Wagon, '95. keyless
entry, child seats, 187k mi.,
PLYMOUTH MINIVAN '92,
Mitsubishi Motor. Standard
5spd., new tires, 4 cyl., cold
a/c. $1500 (863)763-3451
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OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
WASTEWATERTREA U Ig!T PROVEMENTS CDBO
Sealed bids for construction of the WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVE-
MENTS CDBG CONTRACT NO. 1 will be received by tIhe OFFICE OF THE EXECU-
TIVE DIRECTOR, OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHOR, until 2:00 om Thursday.
September 28,.2006. at which time the bids duly submitted wil be opened pub-
licly and read aloud. Any bids received after the time and date specified will not
This project is for the construction of the following:
Aeration basin modifications, clarfler modifications, new sludge pump station, new
filters and slab, new chlorine contact chamber units, new effluent pump station,
new administration/laboratory building, yard piping, electrical and controls. The
existing aeration basin and clariflers are constructed of pre-stressed concrete.
Coordination with the manufacturer of the tanks is required in the performance of
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 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 & Wlliard, 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 be provided.
A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 2:00 PM.
in the Board Room of OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY 100 SW 5TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE FL 34974. Attendance at the Pre-Bid Conference is not required but
is strongly encouraged. A site visit is scheduled for after the pre-bid conference.
A certified or cashiers check on a national or state bank or a bid bond in the sum of
not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to The
Okeechobee Utiity Authority shall accompany each proposal as guarantee that
the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after the opening of proposals.
In the event that the contract Is awarded to the bidder, he/she wil enter into the
contract and furnish and pay for the required performance and payment bonds.
Failure to do so may result in the Okeechobee Utility Authority retaining the bid de-
posit for liquidated damages. Proposals shall be prepared, addressed and sub-
mifted in compliance with detailed Instructions as set forth in the Instructions to
Performance and payment bonds in the full amount of the contract price shall be
written by a surety company, acceptable to the Authority licensed to do business
in the State of Florida and listed In the Department of Treasury Federal Register.
All bonds (bid, payment and performance) shall be countersigned'by a Fiodda
The Okeechobee Utilty Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids, with or
without cause, to waive technical errors and Informalities, or to accept the Bid(s)
which in its judgment best serves the Okeechobee Utility Authority. All bids shall
remain open for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of bid
The Okeechobee Utility Authority
By: John E Hayford, PE, Executive Director
155Okeechbee FL 34974
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Top 4 named in manager search for Belle Glade Glades County Arrest Report
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to the Okeechobee News
BELLE GLADE Belle Glade
Commissioners have narrowed
the list of contenders in the search
for a new city manager to the top
four, from an initial pool of 11
The commission spent much
of the Moni1di\ night workshop
deciding how to move forward
with s'el-cling the final applicants,
and one of the commissioners
expressed disappointment with
what she termed "changing the
rules" in the final selection.
Commissioners were asked to
cast a vote for the top three to five
candidates of their choosing, and
the city clerk tallied the results at
the end of the workshop meeting.
Among the candidates were
applicants who had applied for
the city manager position in the
past Newall Daughtrey to
one of Pahokee's own former city
managers Vincent Finizio. Two
locals, Terry Reed, of Pahokee,
and Marilyn Burns, of Belle Glade,
also expressed an interest in the
Rounding out the list was the
former assistant city manager of
Newark, New Jersey, Luiggi Cam-
pana, who holds a Ph. D. in Public
Administration, and Al Zucaro, a
former West Palm Beach city
Commissioner Shelly Miller
was especially impressed with Mr.
Campana's credentials, pleasant-
ly surprised that a candidate "of
that caliber" would be interested
in working for the city of Belle
Matthew Brock, an administra-
tor for the town of Live Oak, was
the clear front-runner, garnering a
vote from all five commissioners
for an automatic interview. Three
others Mr. Campana, Mr.
Daughtrey and Mr. Zucaro also
collected three votes each from
the commissioners. The commis-
sion, except for Commissioner
Mary Kendall, agreed to include
all three, as well as Mr. Brock, in
the final interviews.
Ms. Kendall did not agree with
the commission's decision to nar-
row the list to the final four appli-
cants and begin conducting back-
ground checks on each of the
The commission decided on
two final sessions with the candi-
dates before making their deci-
sion at a future city meeting. The
candidates will be meeting one-
on-one with the commissioners,
and the candidates will be invited
to attend a town-hall meeting to
speak before residents. Earlier
this week, the commission had
not yet set that date.
The person chosen to serve as
manager will be replacing former
manager Houston Tate, who was
terminated recently without
cause by a majority of the com-
missioners on the board. The new
manager will assume the top post
at the city, with direct supervision
over all of the departments within
Glades County Roundup
Anglers in bass
tourney to meet
Super Bucks Bass Tourna-
ment will take place on Sunday,
Sept 24, on Lake Okeechobee in
Clewiston. Guaranteed $10,000
for first place and limited to 150
boats with a five fish limit. There
will be an anglers meeting on
Saturday, Sept. 23, from 5 until 7
p.m., in Clewiston at Roland and
Maryann Martin's Marina. There
will be a $200 entry fee with a
150 percent payback at 100
boats. For more information,
please call Chris Fickey at.(941)
232-9539 or visit the official web-
site at www.bassbustersflorida
Narcotics Anonymous meets
every Monday at 7 p.m., for an
open discussion meeting at Buck
Head Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road, Buckhead Ridge.
For more information please call
is seeking donations of building
materials and supplies, including
lumber, nails and drywall, to
assist residents with repairs and
continued clean up efforts in the
aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.
Donations, including monetary
contributions, are tax
deductible. For more informa-
tion, come by our office at 121
Central Ave. rear entrance or
or phone (863) 983-2390.
to help elders
Center for Independent Living
will be doing outreach on a regu-
lar basis at the Moore Haven,
Clewiston, and LaBelle sites
between the hours of noon to
2:30 p.m. You can contact Tera
or Linda al the Center for Inde-
pendent Living at (941) 766-8333
in Charlotte County to find out
the days that they will be avail-
able in those areas.
The Glades County Economic
Development Council normally
meets the first Monday of the
month at 6:15 p.m. in the confer-
ence room at Glades Electric
Cooperative. If you are not a
member, please contact the EDC
about joining. If you are a mem-
ber, please plan to attend the
meetings. As the Main Street
effort and other initiatives move
forward, we will need a host of
knowledgeable volunteers to
serve on various committees
and we encourage your partici-,
,courses are offered
Hendry County Health
Department Heart to Heart Pro-
gram and Senior Connections
,are offering an eight-week dia-
lbetes class at 2 p.m. each
Wednesday at the Nobles Senior
Center. Classes include the dia-
betic diet, understanding carb-
counting, eye and foot care, and
the ABC's of diabetes (the A1C
test, Blood Pressure, and Choles-
terol. All diabetics, long term or
newly diagnosed, are welcome.
help is offered
The Agricultural and Labor
Program, Inc. located in Winter
Haven, has been awarded a
grant from the Department of
Community Affairs to provide
Low Income Home Energy
Assistance (LIHEAP) services to
eligible applicants in Hendry and
Glades counties. For an applica-
tion and/or information please
dall (800) 330-3491.
help is offered
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The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Semi-
nole Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
Maxie Tommie, 43, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Aug. 3 by
SPD Officer Koloske on a charge
of driving under the influence. His
bond was set at $750.
25, Arcadia, was arrested Aug. 5
by Deputy Tito Nieves on a charge
of driving under the influence. His
bond was set at $500.
Ramon Villar, 35, Miami,
was arrested by FWC Wildlife
Officer VanBuren on a charge of
armed trespass. His bond was set
Adalberto Castillo, 37, Punta
Gorda, was arrested Aug. 5 by
FWC Wildlife Officer VanBuren
on a charge of armed trespass.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Marquis Hampton, 18, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Aug. 10 by
Deputy Jason Griner on charges
of possession of marijuana with
intent to sell and possession of
marijuana over 20 grams. His
bond was set at $20,000.
Robert Tanner, 44, Holly-
wood, was arrested Aug. 11 by
Deputy Richard Ermeri on
charges of possession of a con-
trolled substance without a pre-
scription. He was also arrested on
an active Broward County war-
rant. He is being held without
Rainell Thompson, 46,
Moore Haven, was arrested Aug.
11 by Deputy Sergeant Ronnie
Baker on a charge of possession
of cocaine. His bond was set at
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.
Help is still available for Hur-
ricane Wilma victims from our
local Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
butyou must register again!
Community Rebuilding. Ecu-
menical Workforce (CREW) is a
caring network of Hendry and
Glades Counties' civic, social,
service, and faith-based groups,
agencies, and organizations,
along with concerned, individu-
als and businesses, formed to
address the physical, emotional,
and spiritual needs of the com-
munity in the restoration and
rebuilding of their lives and
homes in times of a natural or
CREW will provide collabora-
tive leadership and advocacy in
meeting the needs for revitaliz-
ing and improving the quality of
life for the most vulnerable in the
For more information, ques-
tions, or to schedule an appoint-
ment, please call of visit: CREW
Headquarters, First United
Methodist Church, 352 W
Arcade Avenue, Clewiston,
phone (863). 983-4316 (John
3:16) or email CREWheadquar-
The MHHS Class of '86 is hav-
ing its 20th year reunion on
homecoming weekend this year.
Organizers are inviting the Class
of '87 and Class of '88 to join the
fun, as well. Reunion planners
are in need of assistance in locat-
ing and notifying all members of
the above classes. The initial
plan is to have a tailgate type get-
together the night of the home-
coming game and, on the fol-
lowing day, have a barbecue for
the family at the city park or a
similar location. Anyone inter-
ested in. assisting may contact
David Lee at dlee-
firstname.lastname@example.org or (863)
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties
is seeking volunteers to assist
residents with repairs and con-
tinued clean up efforts in the
aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.
Plumbers, drywall installers and
other trade skills are needed, as
well as, anyone willing to lend a
hand. For more information,
come by our office at 121 Central
Ave. rear entrance or email
or phone (863) 983 2390.
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties
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