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becomes Eagle Scout
LAKELAND( AP) A.J.
Trueblood leaned over a piano
at First United Methodist
Church and played the first few
notes of "The Star-Spangled
Banner." A group of khaki-clad
Boy Scouts marched an Ameri-
can flag through the auditori-
"He forgot his music book at
home," his father, Bart True-
blood, said. But "he'll make it "
A.J. Trueblood is used to
making it despite the obstacles.
Growing up with Down syn-
drome, he might have been
expected to deviate from the
rules, skip the hard part, ot sim-
ply pass go because of his phys-
ical and mental disabilities. But
he usually spurns short cuts.
That's why the 18-year-old Boy
Scout stuck to the rulebook
when he set out to earn Eagle
status, scouting's highest rank.
He wanted to earn it just like
Serenading his own cere-
mony, the McKeel Academy
senior took the Eagle Scout
oath at a ceremony at First
Methodist Church in Lakeland.
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campaign. Others involved were, Glen Hodges, Keith Bourghault, Matt Vincent, Chris
Douglas, Jeff Baugh, Jacob Fox, Phil Conroy, and Jason Richards.
Shannon Kinman was busy collecting for the 'Fill the Boot' campaign. Family mem-
bers also assisted in collection donations were Daulton Hodges, Lisa Shires, Alicia
and Ashley Boland. This is the first of two weekends to collect monies for MDA.
kept the memories alive
By MaryAnn Morris
We owe the word "photog-
raphy" to Sir John Herschel,
who first used the term in 1839,
the year the photographic
process became public and six
years before Florida became a
state. The word comes from the
Greek words for light and writ-
Paul Daguerre, a French-
man, announced the first pho-
tographic process in 1839 and
he named it the Daguerreotype.
George Eastman, an American
is remembered for introducing
flexible film in 1884. Four years
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history
later he introduced the box
camera, and photography now
reached a much greater num-
ber of people.
By the time the Lake Okee-
chobee area started to become
settled in the early 1900s, pho-
tography had become well-
established means of record-
ing events.. The early
photographers who braved
heat, flooded lands and mos-
quitoes to take pictures of the
wonder that was Florida left a
rich and remarkable record of
early life in the Everglades, and
on the lake and the prairies.
John Kunkel Small first
came to Florida in 1901 to col-
lect and photograph Florida's
unique plant life for the New
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botanist and curator first of
Columbia University's herbarium,
then of the New York Botanical
Garden, a position he held until
his death in 1938. We have not
only his wonderful photographs
of the plants and landscapes that
existed before development but
also his written accounts of his
journeys in the state including two
in the Lake Okeechobee area.
Claude C. Matlack came from
Kentucky to Miami in 1917 where
he worked as a commercial pho-
tographer until 1942, photograph-
ing everything from socialites to
Seminoles. Particularly in the
'roaring twenties", he pho-
tographed everything from "flap-
pers" to tin-can.tourists and many
Marion Post Wolcott was a
photographer for the United
States Farm Security Administra-
tion. She took thousands of photo-
graphs of rural scenes across the
country from the late 1930s into
the 1940s. Her photographs of the
Lake Okeechobee area record
some of the scenes of the time.
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raphers of Central Florida. There
are many more. But the best pho-
tographs are so often those taken
by families to remember the lives
of the family members who came
before. We are grateful when they
sometimes share them with our
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Agri-Center to host horse show
OKEECHOBEE The Miniature Horse Club of South Florida will
stage a show on Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center 4200 S.R. 70 E.
Gates will open at 8 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)
Agr-civic center open for riding
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center 4200
S.R. 70 E., is open for recreational riding the first and third Tuesdays of
each month from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Barrels and poles are available.
The cost is $10 per person. Rules, waiver and release forms are avail-
able at the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioner's office,
304 N.W Second St., and the county extension office at 458 U.S. 78 N.
Persons 18years of age and younger are required to wear helmets.
For information, call (863) 763-1666 or (863) 697-9977.
Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or destroyed
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the follow-
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your pri-
mary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insurance or
other assistance. ', :
Your gross household income is at or below the following levels: one
person in the household $24,000; two persons $27,650; three per-
sons $31,100; four persons -,$34,550; five persons $37,300; six
persons $40,100; seven persons $42,850; and, eight persons -
Interviews for applications for this program are by appointment only.
To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at (863) 467-
5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is open 9 a.m.
until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Homebuyer classes held each week
OKEECHOBEE The USDA, rural hosing service, can now loan up
to $172,632 for housing mortgages for very low-and low-income appli-
For prequalification for this loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve your
seat for one of our homebuyer classes. .
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Goldie Jennie Carter Royal, age
57, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006,
in Houma, La. She was a home-
She was preceded in death by
husband, James Yates; parents,
Clifford B. Carter, Sr. and Mary
Smith Carter and brother, Eddie
She is survived by daughter,
Tammy L. (David) Authement of
Houma, La.; brothers, James Roy
Conklin of Spartenburg, S.C., Keith
Allen Conklin of Pacolet Mills,
S.C., Clifford B. Carter of Sparten-
burg, S.C., Patrick Jerry Carter of
Ft. Pierce, and Ed Gouger of Okee-
chobee; granddaughter, Melissa
Anne (Myle) Authement of Mon-
Private services will be held at a
Chauvin Funeral Home, Inc. of
Houma, La. is in charge of the
Linda H. Britoe,
Linda H. Brito, age 59, of Okee-
chobee, died August 18, 2006 at
Raulerson Hospital. Mrs. Brito was
born Nov. 18, 1946 in Canton,
Ohio to Harlan and Ruth Cooper
Jones. Mrs. Brito came to Okee-
chobee 37 years ago from Ten-
nessee. She was a member of the
Church of Christ in Okeechobee.
She is pre-deceased by two chil-
dren, Samuel Green and Wendy
Green, brother, Monty Jones and
sisters, Debra Cruz and Vema
Mrs. Brito is survived by her
husband, .Rafael Brito of Okee-
chobee; children, Patrick Green of
Okeechobee, Billy (Lori) Green of
Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and Wesley
Green of Lewisburg, Tenn. Siblings,
Ray (Sandy) Jones of Okeechobee,
Tom (Tammy) Jones of Okee-
chobee, Harlan Clark of Helena,,
Montana and Blanche Vanelli of
Canton, Ohio, ten grandchildren,
and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from
noon to 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21,
at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home
with a service at 2 p.m. Interment
will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guest
book, at www.bassokeechobeefu-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Victoria Maria Daniels
Victoria Maria Daniels, age
49,of Okeechobee, died August 17,
2006 at her residence. She was
born in Glencove, N.Y and was a
resident of Okeechobee for 10
years. She enjoyed riding horses.
She is survived by her husband
of eight years, Donald. K. Daniels,
of Okeechobee, mother, Frencesca
(Ray) Lawson of Bradenton, father,
Roy (Helga) Jansson of New Port
Richey; sons, Michael (Tanya)
Daniels, Dwayne (Linda) Daniels
all of Knoxville Tenn. In addition
she is survived by grandchildren,
Nathan Daniels, and Kaley Daniels
both of Knoxville, Tenn., nephews,
Christian and Nicholas Owen, and
sister Alexandra (Winston) Owen
Visitation will be held from 3
until 5 p.m. Sunday, August 20
at St. Teresa of the Child
Jesus,123 Chobee Loop N.E ,
Okeechobee. Services will folio'.
at 5 p.m. Father Esteban Soy will
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Crematory
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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 a.m. on palms in the
genus Livistona. He will speak again from 1:30 until 3 p.m. on the
cyclone/hurricane adaptation of palms. He will also speak at the Kight
Center, room V442, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, on the MacArthur
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).
Services are: 8 a.m. traditional; 9:30 a.m. contemporary; and, 11 a.m.
traditional. Child care is provided. For information, contact the church
office at (863) 763-4021.
Scrapbooking party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held on Friday, Sept. 8, from 6 until
10 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. All
levels of scrapbookers are welcome. This month there will be a demon-
stration on the use of punches to enhance your scrapbook pages and
handmade cards. There will also be a representative from Creative Mem-
ories to assist you with your scrapbooking questions and needs. For
information, call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885 orJoan at (863) 467-0290.
Yard sale helps Hospice patiekt4
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, Sept. 8, and
Saturday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. each da\. The sale iill be held
at the Hospice oPOkeerhobee 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. DJ. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.
Barnyard Buddies plan meeting
The first meeting of the Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club will be held Sat-
ulday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H Extension
office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Barnyard Buddies is a small, non-competitive club
for children 5 to 18 years of age. Members learn how to select and care
for small animals. They are not required to sell their animals, but do
show them at county events. At their first meeting, club members will
elect officers and make plans for the year. Local veterinarian Dr. James
Letcher will also attend the meeting to talk about raising rabbits and
poultry. Anyone wanting to become a member of the Barnyard Buddies
is invited to the Sept. 9 meeting. Or, they may sign up at the Okee-
chobee County 4-H Extension office Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m.
until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-
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By Lee Hamilton
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Washington lobbyists can manage?
Hardly. Remember, Congress is
there to represent you. For our sys-
tem to work, you need to be willing
to share your thoughts with mem-
bers of Congress, and they need to
be willing to listen.
In some ways, the easiest step is
actually getting in touch. If you call,
for instance, it's unlikely you'll get
your member of Congress right
away, but you can certainly pass on
a message most members set
aside time each week to call back
Members also make time on
their schedules to meet with con-
stituents, so if you're going to be in
Washington, D.C., set up an
appointment in advance. It's even
more likely that you'll be able to
schedule a meeting back home, in
the district office or even at a local
coffee shop, where the distractions
of the Capitol are far away.
There are other avenues, too,
besides one-on-one conversations.
Members regularly hold public
meetings in the district, and their
times and places are usually listed
on the member's website. Just
show up, and don't hesitate to say
what's on your mind.
Members also hold "virtual
forums" which are online discus-
sions in which they and their con-
stituents can share their views. You
might also take the bull by the
horns and invite your member of
Congress to speak to a local group
to which you belong it's a good
way to get a conversation going,
and you may feel more comfortable
having friends and acquaintances
Finally, it is always worth getting
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 Okeechobeeimeets 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 from noon until 3 p m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and 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, 1735S.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 Shiriean 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 His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-018 a3.
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 (Intema-
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 Village
Square Restaurant. 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. For information, contact Ray Woriey 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 meetat 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 Securty 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 Careglver Support GroupHospice 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 $t. For information, call/(863) 467-2321.
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to know a member's staff, either in
Washington or in the district. These
men and women often have expert-
ise that can resolve your specific
problem. If only speaking to your
elected official will do, they can
help smooth the way.
Once you're on the phone or
face-to-face with your lawmaker or
a staff member, there are certain
things you can do that will help you
be more credible. Do enough
research beforehand to be knowl-
edgeable about the issue, and defi-
nitely do not overstate your case or
try to mislead. If you can make your
case with facts and figures instead
of spin, and know the arguments
on the other side, you will be far
Since you have limited time, be
sure to stick to the most important
points in your position. Do what
you can to be as personal as possi-
ble: explain how a given issue will
affect you or your family, and if you
can, appeal to your member's own
experience or background to make
Finally, mention who else in
your community a church
group, labor union, neighborhood
association shares your views,
especially if they're from a different
background or hold different ideo-
logical beliefs from you.
Perhaps the most important
advice I can give, though and I
speak from experience is that
how you say it is as important as
what you say. It helps to be con-
structive, to find a way not only to
raise a problem but then help your
legislator find a way to solve it. It's
important to listen as well as to
speak in order to learn more about
your lawmaker's position and gain
some insight into how this issue
might be playing in Congress.
Be patient, since some issues
demand time for deliberation and
consultation before your legislator
can give a commitment, and be
unfailingly courteous knowing
how to disagree without being dis-
agreeable is the surest way I know
to earn an elected official's respect.
Above all, be open to compro-
mise. Making some progress
toward your goal is better than
none at all.
And finally, relax! Say what you
want to say, and enjoy your
exchanges with your representative.
We live in a democracy, and my
experience has been that participat-
ing in it is both a privilege and a
pleasure. I hope that's what you
Editor's Note: Lee Hamilton is
director of the Center on Congress at
Indiana University. He was a member
of the U.S. House of Representatives
OHS begins ad sales
Okeechobee High School Class of 2007 has announced senior
personal 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 e-mail
email@example.com; or call OHS at (863) 462-5025, ext.
Free nutritional class offered
A free CRA nutritional analysis class will be held Monday, Aug. 21,
at 5:30 p.m. in the Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center, 916
WN. Park St. The class will be taught by Dr. Edward Douglas. For
information, call (863) 763-4320.
Cancer Society plans kick-off party
Okeechobee Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will host a
kick-off party on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus, 610 S.W Second Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Put on your bcet "pink"
and come out to support \our Okeechobee chapter for the American
Cancer Society. Refreshmens .,ill be seed and door pri-cs 1iU1 he
gpven aav. Forinformation, call Patntie Mullins at i863i 4b7-8b0.
Collaborative Council meeting planned
The next meeting of the Community Collaborative Council, a part
of the Shared Services Network, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 10
a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Board
office, 700 S.W Second Ave. For information, call Sharon Vinson at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will be offering an
adult CPR class on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 6 until 9 p.m. To register or
for information, call (863) 763-2488.
Book discussion group to meet
The Okeechobee Friends of the Library book discussion group will
meet Thursday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Library,
206 S.W 16th St. For information, call (863) 357-9980.
Coalition's finance panel to meet
The finance and operations committee from the Early Learning
Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties will meet
Thursday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. in the coalition's conference room at
2415 S. 29th St., in Fort Pierce. For information, call Dorett Williams
at (772) 489-8120, ext. 10.
Early Learning Coalition to meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee Counties will meet Thursday, Aug. 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the One
Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., north portable, in Fort Pierce.
For information, call Dorett Williams at (772) 489-8120, ext. 10.
Coalition executive panel to meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties will meet Thursday, Aug. 24,
immediately following the full coalition meeting. The committee will
meet at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., north portable,
in Fort Pierce. For information, call Dorett Williams at (772) 489-
8120, ext. 10.
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 participate 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. Players 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.
Lodge plans spaghetti dinner
Okeechobee Lodge #237, F&AM will hold a spaghetti dinner Sat-
urday, Aug. 26, at the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth
Ave., from 4 until 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person. The menu will
include tossed salad, spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, dessert
and beverage. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the
Lodge, or at the door. ContactJose Verano at (863) 634-2071 or Rick
Holt at (863) 634-8085 for information.
CIS/PAL golf tourney planned
Communities in Schools (CIS) and the Police Athletic League will
be hosting their seventh annual golf tournament on Saturday, Aug.
26, beginning with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at the Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club. Hole, tee and team sponsorships are still available.
Prizes will be given to the winning team, as well as the ninth and next-
to-last place teams. Monetary donations will be accepted, and volun-
teers are still needed to help with the tournament. On the day of the
event, barbecue chicken and rib dinners will be sold. All proceeds
from the tournament will go to fund CIS projects. For information,
call (863) 462-5863.
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Florida law provides for voters to have the opportunity for twelve days to
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As the dog days of summer drag
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we've been fortunate in avoiding
storms, the heat has been oppres-
sive. Are you poised to high tail it
out of here for the- mountains? If
you are as ready as I am, then you
might see me in the Blue Ridge
Mountains of North Carolina.
Here's a great deal that I would like
to share with you.
The historic High Hampton Inn
of Cashiers will be hosting their
20th Annual Fall Senior Golf Clas-
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each day. Participants include men
and women, three age divisions for
each, plus team events with mixed
The event is open to Seniors
Ages 50-64, Super Senior I Ages
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or more. A spouse under age 50 is
invited to play and can participate
in prizes for team events but not in
prizes for individual play. Non-golf-
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The Fall Senior Golf Classic
takes place Sunday, September 17
until Friday, September 22.
When I heard about this event,
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tee at a higher elevation. However,
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what really caught my attention
were the reasonable rates for tour-
All-inclusive prices include a
choice of accommodations, three
meals daily, all greens fees, golf
cart, practice balls, and applicable
state and local taxes. No service
charge. No tipping.
. Accommodations in the Inn or
cottage are as low as $982 per per-
son for two golfers in a double
room. If you aren't packed yet, here
are the details of the event.
Arrive early Sunday and play a
complimentary practice round.
Then attend a get-acquainted cock-
tail reception at 6 p.m. at the High
Monday is a Medalist tourna-
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Handicap adjustments on Mon-
day's scores are made for other
events using the Callaway System.
Tuesday brings a Scramble tour-
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On Wednesday you will play in
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team comprised of men and
Thursday is the Medal Play
Championships in all divisions
with prizes for both men and
women. A Cocktail party and
awards banquet begins at 6 p.m.
Friday is a "Shoot-out" to the
island 8th green with a $1,000
cash prize for a hole-in-one. There
are other awards for men and
women. Play concludes at 10 a.m.
If you are not familiar with the
High Hampton Inn, it is a secluded
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Registration for the Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation
Department's Youth Soccer League
will be held each weekday from 8
a.m. until 5 p.m. beginning Monday,
each division is 30 players.
Games will be played locally and
are scheduled to begin Saturday,
Sept. 30. League play will end before
For information, call (863) 763-
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th Lane in the Okeechobee Coun- Sign-ups for the O.C.R.A. tackle
Sports Complex. football, flag football and cheerlead-
The sign-up fee is $25 per child. ing programs will take place Aug. 26,
The league will consist of five and Sept. 9 at the Okeechobee
visions: 14 and under, 12 and Sports Complex, 580 N.W 27th
der; 10 and under, 8 and under Lane, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
d 6 and under. Parents will be Parents and/or guardians must
juired to present a copy of the par- accompany the child being enrolled.
[pant's birth certificate at the time A copy of the child birth certificate
registration. The participant's age is required.
of Dec. 31, 2006, will determine. The enrollment fee for tackle
eir age division, football is $75 per player, and $60
The minimum enrollment for per participant in the flag football
and cheerleading programs.
These programs are open to chil-
dren 6 to 12 years of age.
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 Star-
dust Lanes, 1465 U.S. 441 S.E.
The league is open to all bowlers,
whether novice or experienced.
Scores aren't important and the
league is open to all women.
For information, call Jo Jackson
at (863) 763-2522.
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.
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 participate in the
league is $65 per participant, plus
$50 for each additional child in the
The first game will be played Sat-
urday, Sept. 16.
Players may be registered at the
church office Monday through Fri-
day, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., or at one
;of the evaluations.
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officers and make plans for the year.
Local veterinarian Dr. James Letcher
will also attend the meeting to talk
about raising rabbits and poultry.
Anyone wanting to become a mem-
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may sign up at the Okeechobee
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The 2006 Florida 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees were introaucea in a ceremony nedu in
Gainesville, FL on July 27. Attendees (pictured left to right), Presenter: Michael C. Kenney,
President of the Florida 4-H Foundation, Inc., Earl Ray Gill of Hardee County, Marjorie Mod-
esky of Duval County, Frank E. Sullivan of Brevard County, Gladys Freeman of Okeechobee
County, H. Fred Dietrich of Orange County and presenter Dr. Marilyn N. Norman, Associate
Dean and State 4-H Program Leader.
Freeman elected to 4-H Hall of Fame
GAINESVILLE- Gladys Free-
man, an integral part of 4-H for
the last 38 years, has been elected
to the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame.
Freeman was one of five individu-
als to be inducted in 2006 at cere-
monies held on July 27 at the
University of Florida in
Freeman formed the first char-
tered 4-H club in Okeechobee
County in 1968. She was instru-
mental in creating a livestock
show and sale so members would
have a means to exhibit their proj-
ects and be rewarded. She has set
up and provided the animals for
livestock judging practices.
Through her program, she has
helped members develop reason-
ing and speaking skills, as well as
"My interest and involvement
in 4-H has influenced me to con-
tinue learning and improving in
order to be a better mentor to the
members, help them with advice
about their projects, and encour-
age them to develop their poten-
tials to the fullest, while becom-
ing good, responsible citizens,"
She served on the Florida State
Fair Beef Breeding, Steer Show
and Scholarship committees for
several years. She also served as
Secretary and Treasurer of the
Okeechobee Livestock Show.
Freeman is a co-owner and opera-
tor of livestock auction markets in
Okeechobee and Sebring.
Freeman has received numer-
ous awards for her work includ-
ing: Service and Leadership
Awards from the Florida Limousin
Breeders Association, the Florida
Cattlemen Association Premier
Bull Awards (1976-1977, 1979-
1980), nominated for Florida
Woman of the Year in Agriculture.
The Florida 4-H Hall of Fame
was established in 2002 to coin-
cide with the 100th Anniversary
Celebration of the 4-H Program. It
currently contains the names of
117 inductees honored for their
service' and dedication to the
Florida 4-H. One hundred indi-
viduals, living and deceased,
became charter members during
the 2002 founding. Florida 4-H is
the youth development compo-
nent of the University of Florida's
IFAS Cooperative Extension Ser-
vice currently serving 241,000
youth statewide and over 60 mil-
lion alumni nationwide.
The four other 2006 inductees
are; H. Fred Dietrich, III of
Orange County, Earl Ray Gill of
Hardee County, Marjorie Mod-
esky of Duval County and Frank
Sullivan of Brevard County.
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Livestock Market Report
August 14 & 15,2006
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behave when they're in "defense mode," during the
Africanized Honey Bee Field Day, Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the
school's tropical research and education center in Fort
Lauderdale, Fla. The event taught police, fire and other
emergency workers how to properly deal with the insects
and was a joint effort by the university and the state's
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
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Calf prices are holding steady-not
hardly any change. Cow and bulls
are struggling to stay where they are.
Lots of cows coming back this way
from the west. Futures have
rebounded quite a bit and corn looks
'\pretty cheap. Could mean good calf
Prices for the rest of the year.
iBronson Partnership, Kissimmee
topped the calf market with a high of
$2.20. Top cow was sold by Alvin
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Theatre I -"Snakes on a Plane"
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Theatre 11 "Barnyard" (PG}:
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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
Immediate Openings AllShifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply in Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
The GEO Group, tInc.
HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR
Minimum requirements; Registered Nurse with 3 or more years
of experience in nursing. Administrative experience a plus.
(Doctoral Degree in psychology, counseling, or related mental
health field. Possess appropriate state licensure or certification.
Master Degree in clinical, counseling or applied behavioral psy-
Masters Degree in Education or a related field. T.E.A.'s Profes-
sional School Administrators Certificate or a Professional Mid-
Management Administrators Certificate.
SThe GEO Group a worldwide leader in privatized Corrections,
offers a challenging & exciting opportunity.
WE OFFER: Top Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, Short-term
Disability, 401k, Paid Vacation & Holidays & Life Insurance.
THE GEO GROUP, INC.
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27, South
South Bay, Florida 33493
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
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
MILL WORKERS NEEDED
1st Shift, Benefits available.
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Builder searching for
Sales Consultants in
incentives. Will need
Real Estate license.
Bi-lingual a plus.
Serious minded sales
Class A License
w/HAZMAT & Tanker.
Retirement, Vacation &
SEPTIC & DRAIN FIELD
Will train, experience preferred.
(863)634-6300 or 467-9966
To provide mental health
services to adults and children.
License rCrequired. Bi-lingual
To provide substance abuse
services to adults. Master's
degree and/or CAP required.
TILE SETTER Experienced.
Pay commensurate w/exp.
Need own tools & reliable
...is growing fast an,3iid -
currently hiring pi ,a:Iri
field candidates to join our
cused organization in the
Sales RN PT
OT ST HHA *
We offer an excellent
salary and benefits plan.
Email resume to:
or call (866) 6 RN Jobs -
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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered.415
Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
J & J Building Contractors
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 5698
417 W.S. Park
Grab a bargain from your
attic, basement or clos-
et in today's classlfleds.
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goode 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Tos & Games 730
V Ro 735
Wanted to Buy 740
Package unit wheat 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 COLEMANA/C
w/heat strips. $150.
WINDOW UNIT-18000 BTU's
220 volt, runs great. $125 or
best offer. 863-697-6033
Okeenhnhee News. Sunday. Auaust 20. 2006
BAR, Handmade green marble
top, expandable, from China.
Appraised at $3500, asking
$900 neg. (863)824-8703
BARBER CHAIR, Emi 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.
GE RANGE/KENMORE DRYER
Both good condition. Work
great. $200/both or will sell
stove, dishwasher, fridge, mi-
crowave, all lyr $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. (863)763-6591
super capacity. 3yrs. old,
Good Condition. $250.
By Ecoquest. New in box, 3yr.
warranty. $400/both, will sell
BICYCLES, (3), 26", 2 wom-
en's, 1 multi speed, 1 single,
1 men's, 2 spd., $75 neg.
will sell sep. (863)635-0772
AWNINGS (4), 1 147" long,
1 3'5" long, 2 are 87 1/2"
long, $200 for all.
CERAMIC TILE, grey, 12x12, 2
boxes w/20 pcs., great for
entry foyer, $20.
HOME WINDOWS- Like new.
$150. Will separate.
VINYL SIDING- Georgia Pacil-
c,. light gray new. one lull
box oi 22 12tl secIons.
POWERFLITE Carpet Cleaning
Machine, Comm'l w/20' hose,
Tools, some chemicals &
training. $800. 863-467-1809
RED RACE CAR BED com-
plete, built in toybox at foot of
ed. 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,
women, kids. Back to school!
All sizes. Good cond. $30/all
or will sell sep. 239-657-2711
AVON BOTTLES 90+, and
some older books & related
articles, $150 for all or best
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
or best offers! 863-763-8943
OIL PAINTING- On canvas,
4'x5', New $200. Asking
SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS
(1041 Sets) asking $2500
COMPUTER TABLE- large, ad-
justable heights, good condi-
tion, $50 or best offer
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.
BEDROOM SET, King bed w/
mirrored canopy, Nghted head-
board, dresser & night stand.
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, white Formi-
ca covered, 24Wx40Lx30H,5
drawers, 1 door, on wheels,
DINING ROOM TABLE, Cherry
wood, with 6 leather covered
chairs. 38x79 with leaf.
DINING ROOM TABLE- Tile
top, White wash, Peach tile
w/pattern, Seats 4. $150.
DINING TABLE custom made
w/glass top, nice cond. Cost
$1150 new, sacrifice for
ENTER./CURIO UNIT- Wicker,
6'6"H, 5'W, 18-D. Curved
top, 8 side shelves, 3 center
Birchwood, beautiful, mint
GIRLS BEDROOM SUITE
Natural wood, incl. bed, dress-
ers, desk, nghtstds, mirror,
$800 Negot. 561-790-6589
GLASS TOP TABLE 36'w/four
chairs. Designer full length
mirrors, (2). Ped. sink/faucet
$350. Will sep. 561-625-4306
GLIDER ROCKER CHAIR
w/Glider Ottoman, Blue Rose
Flowers on Beige. Exc. cond.
HUTCH, Ponderosa Pine, 3
shelves, 8 drawers & 3
doors. $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
ROCKER & OTTOMAN SETS 2
Maple. Beige upholstery w/
green leaf & light rose buds.
.50 sell sep. 863-357-8788 -
Complete w'Irame & roeadbd.
New mattress; $75.00
SOFA & LOVESEAT: Forrest
Green. $400 (863)697-1782
Shop here IrPstl
The classed ads
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
Get fit fast in the comfort of
our own home. Used 1 mth.
400 Negot. 863-634-0761
DIAMOND RING w/wedding
band entwined, 1 carat, size
7, pear shaped, asking
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
LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, Like
new. Originally Cost $5500,
Asking $1100. (863)675-0122
CARGO TOP CARRIER, 18cu.
ft, Sears X-Cargo, excellent
contiton. $75 (863)610-0412
PLAY STATION II- Sony, W/5
games, 2 controllers. 2 mo
old. $150. (863)447-6620
SCRAP METAL REMOVAL
Automobiles, Farm equipment:
& aluminum. Please call
BASS GUITAR Fender Mar-
cus Miller Jazz, beautifully
crafted, perfect, hardshell
case. $725. 863-357-7406
GOLD YAMAHA TRUMPET
in exc. cond. $300 or best of-
ENGRAVER-New Hermes, En-
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.
Boston Terrier Pups, 10 wks
old, multi color, 2 males, 1
fern., shots & wormed.
DOBERMAN, female, reg., up
to date on shots, $300.
DOBERMAN, red & tan, male,
up to date on shots, $250.
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 Cnin boin males $450.
lor otrr Or will sep
Family, nrends, scenery
or pets trom your pholo
EIliotrs Quirk Pflolo
LADDER STANDS (2 MAN) 121
Fl. $85 t863)467-6818
BIG SCREEN TV Toshiba,
50", needs some work, but
is in working order.
AIR COMPRESSOR, lhp, for
home workshop. Runs good.
$95 firm. (561)676-0427
AIR COMPRESSOR, Ingersoll
Rand, 5.5 hp, 6 months old.
Paid $750, Asking $600 neg.
DRILL PRESS, Delta Shop-
master, $50. (863)674-0416
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
4X6' like new. $125.
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
419 W.S. Park
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Fanrm 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.
Se.v ng Teo Gatevw
PONY CART & HARNESS,
$1000 or best offer.
TB BAY GELDING- 18yrs, exc
horse team pens & sorts cat-
tle, exp rider, $1800
CRAFTSMAN RIDING MOWER
LC100, B&S, 17.5hp, 9mths.
new, exc.cond. $900 or best
offer. 863-763-1981 Okee
LAWN TRACTOR, Husky Su-
preme, 26hp, 54" cut, 10cu.
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
QUEEN PALM 30' healthy,
partially promoted by Wilma.
You dig & haul. $60 or best of-
fer. 239-728-6273 ALVA
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
15 hp., 42" cut. $300.
ROTO TILLER Huskee 6 1/2
HP rear times. $400.
SELF PROP MOWER- 6.5HP,
Syrold, $100 or best offer
WEED EATER, Wheeled, 18",
OLD TIMER ROPING SADDLE-
15", $100 cash
Apartm ets -05.
Business Places 91 -
C oe n ie rc al '" ,
Townho .ae Ret920
Farm Property -. :,
Rent ,: *'.92
House Rent !93
Land Rent 35
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 -2 Br, 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
NEWLY REMODELED 2/1 2
story townhouse. New
appl's, F/L sec.
ADORABLE: 2 BR, 1 BA, in
town Behind Theater, small
3rd room, non smk. env., no
dogs, lawn service. $800 mo.
+ 1st., last & sec. dep.
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.,
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 appl., 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-
emrn Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
rets. Call Barry 772-216-1461
2,3 &4 Bedroom. Short and
long term lease options.
LAKE Okee 3BR/2BA, All appl.
incl. W/D & D/W.30'deep
Move in Special first months
rent free, 3BR/2BA, $1100
mo., last security deposit,
6 month lease and references
required. No Pets
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., all tile
floor, 5265 SE 43rd St, inside
Kings Bay, $895/mo, $1200,
sec dep. (772)370-3752
IPb ic o ice
Century 21 Horizon Properties
has expanded to include a Rental
Division to help our clients find
qualified tenants for Commercial,
Multi-Family & Residential
properties in the Okeechobee area.
Let us do all the work for you.
We run background & credit checks on
all tenants. Please call today for details
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
house w/garage in nice
neighborhood. No pets.
$1200/mo. year lease. First
last, and $500. Security to
move in. 863-610-1000
OKEE. Houses For Rent
New home 3br, 2ba, Carport,
New Home 3br, 2ba, Gar.
OKEECHOBEE: 3/2 & 3/1,
Totally renovated. Lg yards.
Bring pets. $1200-$1300 mo.
1st, last & sec. 561-723-2226
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
OKEECHOBEE- Cottage, on
the water, W/D, lawn main-
Sub-Division2 Bdrm., 1.5 Ba
w/den on 1.o acre Comer lot
$1000 mo. + 1st last &sec.
dep. Call 229-758-6386
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
Lg. D/W 3br/2ba w/lake 0 ac-
cess. 2 scrn. porches, boat-
house, overlooks Taylor Ck.
TAYLOR ISLES: 3 BR, 2 BA, 2
Split fir. plan w/in-law suite.
$1,250. mo. 772-475-6194
Need a few more bucks to
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell yaw used items in
850 sq. ft. w/
3 offices & bath.
"The White House"
1120 S. Parrott Ave
OFFICE SPACE- 900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
TIME SHARE FOR RENT, 1 wk
beginning Oct. 7th. Cool
Georgia Mountains. Near
Franklin & Highlands NC.
More info. (863)946-0472
Its never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
It In the chslieft.
Business Places -
Property- Sale 1010
T Iwnhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots- Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -.
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
OAK PARK, 3br, 2ba CBS,
New Metal Roof, New Hurri-
cane Shutters, newly painted
ext., Central NC, New carpet
$150,500. 423-421-3815 or
OKEE- 3/2, 1 car gar. centrally
located in desired SW sect
many upgrades, Must See,
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 apple 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
Basswood, Open 1pm- 4pm.
New home on your lot 3br,
2ba, Lg LR, Gar., $115,000.
Directions: 441 N to 36th Ave.
Basswood to 39th St
TATTNAL COUNTY, GA
431 Acres, Cattle Farm, Paved
Road, Brick Dwelling 1728 sq.
ft. CHA, Excellent soil, good
fences, pond & big creek.
Owned by same family for
75 years. $1,625,000.
Contact Tom Peterson atTom
Peterson Inc. Realtors, Vidalia,
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.
OKEECHOBEE- 2 Bdrm, 2 Ba,
Dbl. wide. C/Air, All appl., Car
Port &'Util. Rm. Adult Park,
$19,500. Call (863)763-7176
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 Sks 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Sport Vedcles/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/tilr.
40 hp Mercury. New floors,
seats & carpet. Great boat!
$800 neg. (863)634-0387
BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
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 25'1996
completely redone w/Evin.
112hp, '04 dual axle tir., $10K
or best offer. 863-634-7163
QUACHITA- 14FT, center con-
sole, fiberglass, 25HP Evin-
rude, Continental trailer
RIVIERA 1987,15 Ft. Boat 50
hp O/B motor, 1500 or best of-
fer. (863)946-1856 or
(248)-935-3837 Moore Haven
STARCRAFT 16' needs bat-
tery. 50hp Johnson, w/tr.
CROSS COUNTRY- 30ft, new
tires, $2500 or best of-
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
GENERAL P255/70R17 TIRES,
(3), $90. (863)763-8969
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
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467
WHEELS, 4 mag, 8.5"x15', 5
lug, & 2 7"x15", fits Ford pick-
up. $150 for all, will sep.
(863)763-5422 or 610-0412
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. access included. Mint
GO CART- Manco 6.5hp 2
seater, new tires, runs great,
$850. (863)674-0539. La-
GO CART- Murray, 6.0 HP, 1
seater, runs great, new rear
tires. $650. (863)674-0539
YAMAHA 400 Kodiak, '04-
4x4, excellent condition,
hardly used, $3700
HOLIDAY TRAVELER 25' 77
new A/C & water heater, all
works great $3000 or best of-
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
ickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utilty 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
BMW rare 535i 1990 Great for
the $. White w/tan leather, new
motor, trans, AC & more. Only
BUICK CENTURY WAGON '96,
6 cyL Auto, Trailer hitch, A/NC
$2400. Or best offer.
BUICK SKYHAWK '87, Runs
great. Asking $700.
863-675-1113 Muse area
CADILLAC EL DORADO '94,
FORD CROWN VICTORIA,
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
FORD MUSTANG 1995, V6,
Aulo 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.
MAZDA RX7- '88, Needs a lit-
tle TLC. $500. or best offer.
OLDSMOBILE 98 1992, Good
condition. Needs work, but
runs good. $500/best offer
PONTIAC LE '88 4 dr, 77k
mls., new a/c compressor,
battery, brakes & tires. $1200
Neg. 239-728-6273 ALVA
TOYOTA PASEO 1992, Needs
work. $500. (863)357-1365
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
AXLES, for '62-'65 Volvo
PV544 Sedan, $200 or best
offer, will sell separately.
CHEVY COLORADO BEDLIN-
ER, like new, $125.
FORD F150O '90-
No motor, parts only. $400
FORD TRITON '98- good run-
ning cond. $900 or best offer
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, '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. mls.
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.
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/l, runs good.
ISUZU HOMBRE 1999 136K
mIs., 2 wd w/Camper Topper.
White. A/C's good. Radio.
LINCOLN NAVIGATOR- '2000,
Champagne color. V8, Auto.
83K, Excellent condition.
CAR HAULER: Dual axle, elec-
tric brakes, aluminum
CAR HAULER, Steel Diamond
plate bed, new tires, springs,
lights, wiring. $1300
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 8x14'
2 axle, metal floor, new tires,
5th wheel. w/5th wheel hitch
$975. Will sep. 863-697-9704
HAULMARK CARGO TRAILER
2007, Enclosed, 6'x14', Never
been used. Brand new. Sac.
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
UTILITY TRAILER: 5x8, Brand
new! $1000 (863)675-3558
UTILITY TRAILER- 5Wx8', Tilt,
Angle iron sides. Located in
Ft. Drum area. $475. or best
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.
PLYM. GRAND VOYAGER '96
auto, a/c, 4 cyl.eng, 27mpg,
Looks/Runs great. No rust!
$2500 firm. 863-763-3190
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
Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, .FLORIDA, PROBATE
' DMSION"' .
Deceased File No.2006-CP-195
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The admlinsuateon of the estate of LUCY
S. HILER, deceased. File Number
2006-CP-195 is pending in the Circuit
Courtfor Okeechobee County, Florida
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 NWThird Street, Okeechobee,
Floridas 34972. The name and address
of the personal representativeandthe
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All credibrs ofthe decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unriquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITlHINTHE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
RRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate. In-
ucudingp unmatured, contingent or
untiquwdaled claims must file heir
claims with ls court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
The date of first pbcaton of this Notice
Atorey for Personal Representaltve
Wey Harvin, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 219053
900 East Ocean Blvd. Suite 210-B
Stuart, FL 34994
137 88th Place North
Ro Palm Beach, FL 33412
156602 ON 8/20 thum 9/2/06
KEECHOBEE IT AUTHORITY
ADVERTRIEM0EK FOR BIDS
WASIEWAIER TRI9fW IPROVEaENTS-COBG
Sealed bids for construction of the WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVE-
MENTS COBG CONTRACT NO. 1 will be received by the OFFICE OF THE EXECU-
TIVE DIRECTOR. OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY until 2:00 am Thursday.
September s. 2006. at which time the bids duly submitted w be opened pulb-
licly and read aloud. Any bids received after the fime and date specified will nnt
This project isfer the construction ofthe fallowing
Aeration basin mnodflcations, clanrfer modfications, new sludge pump station, new
filters and stab, new chlorine contact chamber units, new effluent pump station,
new administratbon/laboratry building, yard piping, electrical and controls. The
existing aeration basin and clarifiers are constructed of p-stressed concrete.
Coordination w the manufacturer of the tanks is requiredin the perfonnance of
Bids may be submitted by conpleing the bid schedule listedin the Proposal.
The successful bidder shall be required to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the
Okeechobee Utity Authority successful experience in bueding, mechanical. and
electrical construction of projectsof similarity andcomplexity.
Al work performnned shall bein accordancewith the Contract Documents which may
be examined at the office of the ENGINEER. Metzger & Willard, Inc., 8600 Hidden
River Parkway, Suite 550, Tampa, RFL 33637, Telephone (813) 977-6005/Fac-
single (813) 977-0593. A copy of the Docanents masy be htained from Metzger
& Willard, Inc. uponaye pye of $25.00 for each Document plus postage and
handing. Return of the Documents is rot required, and the amount paid for the
Docmentsis non-refundable. Partial sets of the documents wig not be provided.
A PRE-BID CONFERENCE wig be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2006, 2.100 PM.
in the Board Room of OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORED 100 SW 5TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE FL 34974. Atendance at the Pre-Bid Conference is not required but
is strongly encouraged. A sie visit is scheduled for afterthe pre-bid conference.
A certified or cashier s check on a national or state bank or a bid bond in the sum of
not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to The
Okeechobee Utity Authority shall company each proposal as guarantee that
the bidder wi not withdraw hrom the compeiion after the opening of proposals.
In the event that the contract is awarded to the bidder, he/she will enter into the
contract and furnish and pay for the required performance and payment bonds.
Failureto do so may result inthe Okeechobee lity Authorityretaining the bid de-
post for equidated damages. Proposals shall be prepared, addressed and sub-
mitted in compliance with detailed instructions as set forth in the Instructions to
Performance had payment bonds in the fuD amount of the contract price shag be
written by a stety company, acceptable to the Autheriy censed to do business
in the Slate of Florida and listed in the Department of Treasury Federal Register.
All bonds (bid, payment and performance) shall be countersigned by a Rorida
The Okeechobee Utlity Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids, with or
without cause, to waive technical errors and infoermaltias, or to accept the Bid(s)
which in its judgment best serves the Okeechobee Utility Authoerity. All bids
remain open for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of bid
By: John E Hayford, PE, Executive Director
155858o f,' OkeechobeeFL.34974
16 The Okeechobee News, Sunday, August 20, 2006
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