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LOS ANGELES (AP) John
Mark Karr, the suspect in the
death of 6-yearrolI JonBenet
Ramsey, sipped champagne
and ate fried king prawns in
business class Sunday after
being put aboard a flight to Los
Angeles to facecharges in the
As Karr wined and dined in
style and chatted with the three
U.S. officials escorting him,
another bombshell emerged:
Reports, that Karr sought treat-,
ment at a Thai sex-change clin-
GAINESVILLE. (AP) -
Urban Meyer's offense made
huge strides between his first
and second seasons at Bowling
Green and Utah.
He's counting on similar
progress at Florida.
Meyer begins his second
year amid even higher expecta-
tions than what he faced in
2005, especially with a senior
quarterback, a trio of solid
receivers and an improved run-
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South Elementary: School year is in hill swing
Ukeechocee News.urnauna Aguilar
School crossing guard Alice Sippert is busy directing traffic, with a smile, at South Ele-
mentary School Friday, Aug. 18.
By Pete Gawda
When they meet Tuesday
evening, Aug. 22, the Okee-
chobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments
and Appeals will conduct seven
public hearings and consider
approval of three prelimirnary-_
I Kimberly Korbel has
requested permission to install
a used dwelling unit in a resi-
dential rural zoning district on
S.E. 134th Avenue.
The owner of property south-
west of the intersection of N.E.
144th Drive and U. S. 441 N.,
P.D.P. Lands, LLC has requested
a special exception to allow for a
service station and sale of wine
on the property which is in a
* In order to operate a plant
nursery, Carroll Word has
requested a change in zoning
See Requests Page 2
Kindergartners are "paraded" down the sidewalk, by school staff, in order to speed-up
the long line for student pick-up at South Elementary School Friday, Aug. 18.
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Ornament sales benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829;
Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Mari-
on Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee,. a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
.and women of all-age&AVe offlr tree and confidential pregnancy tests,
peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
on Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at. 7 p.m. on
Tuesday. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set an
appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second
language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W
Park St., adult basic education GED, Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as
a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.;
Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.
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from government use and residen-
tial single family to neighborhood
commercial-2 forS.R. 70 E. proper-
ty. In connection with this request,
the owner is also requesting a,spe-
cial exception to allow a retail plant
nursery in a neighborhood-2 zon-
A request for a change in zoning
from agriculture to neighborhood
commercial-2 comes frohi 'IGA
Realty, LLC. The owner wishes to
develop the S.R. 78 W. property
into a central location for multiple
commercial uses such as profes-
sional offices, specialty shops'and
In order to constructsingle fam-
ily residences, Maronda Homes
has requested two changes in zon-
ing from commercial to residential
single family for Basswood lots the
company owns which lie on the
east side of U. S. 98 N to the north
and south of N.W 36th Street.
A second public hearing on all
the above requests for zoning
changes will be held before the
county commission on Thursday,
Sep. 14, at 9 a.m., in the commis-
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Bridgewater Crossing, LLC,
property owner, and Anthony Seib-
ert, applicant, have requested pre-
liminary plat approval for the pro-
posed 106 unit Bridgewater
Crossing townhouse condomini-
um development to be located on
N.E. 39th Boulevard.
George H. Cooper, LLC, Okee-
chobee VWS Ventures and Sun-
dance Trails LLC have two requests
for preliminary plat approval.
They are seeking preliminary
plat approval for the proposed 39'
lot The Lake at Sundance Trails
subdivision on the east side of
N.E. 56th Avenue. They are also
seeking preliminary plat approval
of the proposed re-plat of 26 lots
in the 76-lot Sundance Trails
Ranch subdivision on the north
side of N.E. 120th Street near N.E.
The board has also scheduled a
discussion of potential improve-
ments to Okee-Tantie Recreation
Area and the civic center in associa-
tion with.a grant application from
the Florida Recreation Develop-
ment Assistance Program.
The board meeting begins at 7.
p.m. in the commission meeting
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Flight makes emergency landing
TAMPA (AP) A Miami-bound flight made an emergency landing
Saturday at a Tampa airport because the plane's crew became suspi-
cious of two locked lavatory doors, an airport spokesman said. The
plane was searched but allowed to continue to Miami.
American Airlines flight 2036 from Dallas landed at Tampa Interna-
tional Airport shortly after 7:30 p.m., airport spokesman Fred Dettmann
said. The flight crew became suspicious after noticing that two lavatory
doors in the back of the aircraft had been locked for a long period of
time, Dettmann said.
After the plane landed, police, air marshals and Transportation Safe-
ty Administration officials searched the aircraft and used K9 dogs but
did not find anything suspicious. They unlocked the bathroom doors,
but no one was inside, Dettmann said.
"There was no security threat detected," American Airlines
spokesman Tim Smith said.
Smith would not confirm the details of why the plane made the
The flight took off again after 9 p.m. and arrived in Miami just before
10 p.m., Dettmann and Smith said.
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 directly
and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural products on
a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use, these tax
exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural producer.
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
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
*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
persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five persons $37,300;
six persons $40,100; seven persons $42,850; and, eight persons
Interiet- s 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.
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Seen any 'dragons' or 'damsels' flying around?
By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Notice some flying dragons
recently? When summer rains
begin, mosquito populations
increase, and soon afterwards
our Florida yards host hoards of
dragonflies that seek a welcome
meal. Today's column highlights
some habits of these interesting
beneficial insects. Information
for this column comes from the
late Ohio State University Ento-
mologist Dr. Donald J. Borror
and UF Extension Entomolo-
the two insects
Dragonflies and Damselflies
are among the most attractive of
the insects. They have been pre-
served in fossils that are 250 mil-
lion years old -- from the dawn
of the dinosaur era. Their glitter-
ing colors and beneficial habits
have encouraged many amateur
bug watchers to become profes-
Dragonflies are lumped
together with thae damselflies
into a group of insects known as
the Odonata. They have some
The head is covered with
large prominent eyes that are
often strikingly colored.
Short bristle-like anten-
nae and chewing mouthparts
are also noticeable.
Front and rear wings are
not linked together, but move
A long thin abdomen
serves as the insect's lung and
holds the reproductive organs.
The dragonfly is a master of
the air, daring it to hover within
an arm's reach. At rest, its wings
lie flat, at right angles to the
body. Dragonflies can be several
inches long but a fossil is
known with a 28 inches
Damselflies are not as showy
or noticeable. They are smaller,
thinner and show less aerial
acrobatics than the dragonflies.
At rest, damselflies hold their
wings over their backs, either
together or spread out in a V-
shape. This feature of how the
resting wings are held is the best
way to tell the "dragons" from
the "damsels". Damselflies usu-
ally stay close to a pond's sur-
face, while dragonflies can
zoom up into the air and out of
Adults consume many mos-
quitoes, midges and other small
insects, and help keep these
insects under control. Their prey
is usually moving and often
caught in flight. If you see
swarms of these "mosquito,
hawks" know that many small
pests are also being consumed.
Adult dragonflies will join in
the air, making a formation that
is called a wheel. Some males
are "jealous" and may chase off
other potential mates. Females
lay single eggs-into some suit-
able vegetation such as dead
wood or reeds near the edge of
ponds or canals.
The eggs will drop into the
water and hatch into naiads.
These are free living, aquatic
predators that feed on other
aquatic insects, including their
own brothers and sisters. Larger
naiads can eat fish fry, or may in
turn become food for other fish
The lower lip of the naiad can
be extended like an underwater
harpoon. They move rapidly by
sucking water into their
abdomen and then spitting it out
like a jet engine. Damselfly
naiads have three feather-like
appendages at the end of its
abdomen; these are used like
gills for breathing and are
whipped back and forth for
Naiads molt as they grow and
develop for several months;
while some species can take five
years to mature. When fully
grown, they crawl out of the
water onto a stick or stone and.
molt into the winged adult. The
newly emerged insects are soft-
University of Texas/John C. Abbott
This naiad, or larval dragon fly (Anax junius), is having a
small fish for dinner!
bodied and may not develop full
coloration and flight capabilities
for several days.
Names for these insects are
based on their wing characteris-
tics, flight patterns and repro-
ductive habits. Common drag-
onflies include the Clubtails,
Darners, Skimmers and Biddies.
Damsel flies include broad-
winged, narrow-winged, spread-
winged, bluets and forktails. The
hoards of local dragonflies that
have spots on their wings are
named the ten-spot skimmer;
.those with yellowed wings are
Taming the dragonfly
Because they are beneficial,
no "pest management" recom-
mendations exist for dragon-
flies. Stories about dragonflies
stinging, biting or entangling
themselves in hair are just folk-
lore -- and the darners do not
sew up the lips of bad boys.
Because of their appetite for
mosquitoes, they should be
encouraged and celebrated in
Florida Yards. The most damage
they can cause is to clog up a
car's radiator if driving into mos-
Unlike butterflies and beetles,
dragonfly colors rarely preserve
well in collections. Entomolo-
gists have learned that their cap-
ture is often difficult, and
prompt mounting and preserva-
tion techniques must be used to
preserve their brilliant colors.
Some excellent references are
available to help dragonfly col-
lectors call or email if you
would like some of these
For the rest of us, we can
appreciate the dragons and
damsels of summer best in their
natural, living state. While there
are many suggestions for butter-
fly gardening, there are few for
encouraging dragonflies. Prop-
erties with water gardens, ponds
and fresh water can provide help
to the damsels and dragons by:
Reducing pesticides and
fertilizers that enter these bodies
of water and can kill the naiads
and eliminate their food
Provide aeration in ponds
to increase oxygen for the larval
naiads some survive only if
the water is bubbling like in
brooks and streams.
Resist the temptation to
remove sediments from pond
bottoms, as it provides habitat
for both predators and prey.
Allow these creatures some
space in your pond, watch for
egg laying and adjust pond
maintenance tasks during this
Include aquatic plants and
retain sticks and rocks on the
University of FLorida/Seth Bybee
This is the top view of an adult damselfly.
University of FLonda/Seth Bybee
This is the top view of an adult dragonfly.
water's edge for naiads to
emerge from the water.
Applications for the next
class of Okeechobee Master Gar-
deners are now being accepted.
Please contact our office at 763-
6469 if you would like to know
more about becoming one of
these outstanding volunteers.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
hllp:.. okeechobee.ifas utfl.edu.
If you need additional informa-
tion on dragonflies, please email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call us at 863-763-6469. Local
residents can stop by our office
at 458 Hwy 98 North in Okee-
chobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Garden-
ers from I until 3 p.m. on
Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Great week at school
First grader, Olivia Burnette (left) is showing her dad, David
Burnette her agenda. She had a great week at school.
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glas, age 71, of Okeechobee, died
Aug. 18, 2006, at the Okeechobee
Health Care Facility. She has been
a resident of Okeechobee for the
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Westbrook, Conn.; and, sister-in-
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until he broke her back. She was in such pain, my husband had to
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Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tuesday,
Sept. 12, at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th
St. For information, contact Valerie Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
, religious education classes for children beginning Sunday, Sept. 17.
SRegistrations for Catholic Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being
f accepted. Classes for children in grades kindergarten through ninth
will be held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For infor-
r nation, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.
YMS collecting printer cartridges
I Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W 23rd
Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
(863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.
Martha's House needs computer
Martha's House is in need of an updated working computer for
their shelter. It just needs to have basic programs and the capability
of internet connection. To donate this item, call (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 610-9192 and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If there is no answer,
please leave a message. The donation is tax deductible.
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Jarentedueation classes offered ..
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
i parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will
receive a gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-
hour classes. You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of
completion. No child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for
ACS walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer committee is currently seeking individuals interested in
helping with the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this
year, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer
survivor or would like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pat-
tie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth edu-
cation classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-
: Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from
7 until 8 p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an opportu-
0 nity to "purchase" items from their Baby Boutique. For information,
call (863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-6320.
4 Volunteers needed to plan parade
S People are needed from a cross section of the community to be
Part of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day
Parade. To become a part of the committee, call George Robinson
Sat (863) 610-0973.
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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
information, 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 Mellssa Arnold
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For Information call (863)
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Klrsch 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 mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
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, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
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 meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shiriean Graham as the facilitator.
For information, 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
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mill-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
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 RayWorley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions, Call Doris at (863) 467.5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. In the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. 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
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 theword.
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 Engilsh as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support 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 St. For information, call (863) 467-
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 served.
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held the St. Theresa
Catholic Chuirch 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. Partici-
pants must be age 55 or older to qualify for auto insurance dis-
counts in Florida. For information or to sign up, contact instruc-
tor 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 Saturday, 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 invited to the Sept. 9 meeting. Or, they may sign up at
the Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday-Friday,
from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension
office at (863) 763-6469.
Church will host bingo games
Bingo at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St.,
will start Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. For information, call (863)
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 van-
firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 (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 best
"pink" and come out to support your Okeechobee chapter for the
American Cancer Society. Refreshments will be served and door
prizes will be given away. For information, call Pattie Mullins at
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.
Coalition executive panel to meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indi-
an River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties will meet Thursday,
Aug. 24, immediately following the full coalition meeting. The
committee will meet at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th
St., north portable, in Fort Pierce. For information, call Dorett
Williams at (772) 489-8120, ext. 10.
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'aidd the
deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 25:,The4Wlaievaluations willbe
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
Saturday, 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. Contact Jose 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 volunteers are still needed to help with the tourna-
ment. On the day of the event, barbecue chicken and rib dinners
will be sold. All proceeds from the tournament will go to fund CIS
projects. For information, call (863) 462-5863.
Scientist to speak at IRCC
Palm scientist Dr. John Dowe will speak on the main campus of
Indian River Community College (IRCC), 3209 Virginia Avenue, in
Fort Pierce on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10 until 11:30 a.m. on palms
in the genus Livistona. He will speak again from 1:30 until 3 p.m.
on the cyclone/hurricane adaptation of palms. He will also speak at
the Kight Center, room V442, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, on the
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 Com-
munity Center, 760 S.R. 78 W. State, circuit and local candidates
will be speaking and available afterwards for questions. Refresh-
ments will be served. For information, contact Rogel Brown at
Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
Methodist Church plans open house
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
hold an open house on each Sunday in September (Sept. 3, 10, 17
and 24). Services are: 8 a.m. traditional; 9:30 a.m. contemporary;
and, 11 a.m. traditional. Child care is provided. For information,
contact the church office at (863) 763-4021.
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. Sec-
ond St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. This month there
will be a demonstration on the use of punches to enhance your
scrapbook pages and handmade cards. There will also be a repre-
sentative from Creative Memories to assist you with your scrap-
booking questions and needs. For information, call Carolyn at
(863) 634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.
Yard sale helps Hospice patients
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, Sept. 8,
and Saturday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. The sale
will be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee blue Volunteer House
located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue, next to
the Hospice Residence. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okee-
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Property appraiser shares good news
Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser Bill Sherman shared
good news with the Kiwanis Club
this past Thursday. "We settled this
morning with the pipeline people,"
Mr. Sherman stated in regard to an
ongoing lawsuit. According to
Sherman, the lawyers settled for
the 2005 and 2006 taxes. The origi-
nal tax that was levied against the
pipeline in 2005 was for $40M and
$55M in 2006. The settlement was
for $30M and $50M, respectively.
Sherman noted, "The same law
applies to them as everybody else."
Only two counties: Okeechobee
and Highlands assessed the
pipeline for taxes in 2005.
Attending the meeting with Mr.
Sherman was Kiwanis member
Steve Cates, senior property
appraiser and Mr. Joel Schubert.
Mr. Schubert is employed as a
compliance determination process,
manager with the Property Tax
Administration Division of the
Department of Revenue. He trav-
eled from Tallahassee for the day to
address the Kiwanis Club in regard
to the duties and responsibilities of
the Department of Revenue in con-
nection with the local elected prop-
erty appraisers. The Department of
Okeechobee County Property Appraiser Bill Sherman shared good news with the Kiwanis
Club this past Thursday in regard to an ongoing tax lawsuit. Attending the meeting were (left
to right), Kiwanis President, Marcos Montes de Oca; Senior Appraiser, Steve Cates; Depart-
ment of Revenue Manager, Joel Schubert; and, Property Appraiser, Bill Sherman.
Revenue basically serves as the
general supervision and regulatory.
agency which ensures that the
property values of assessment
throughout the state are equitable.
Every two years the department
conducts an in-depth review of the
assessment rolls of each county.
Additionally, levels of assessment
are sent annually to the Depart-
ment of Education and used for
funding school districts. The prop-,
erty appraiser is charged with
assuring that every property is on,
the tax roll at just value. The
appraiser's office is also responsi-
ble for keeping records of all sales
and reporting that data, to the
Department of Revenue for use.
The Kiwanis Club meets every
Thursday at noon at the Village
Square Restaurant. The public is
invited to attend. To learn more
about what Kiwanis is doing for
our community go to
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' Sign-ups for the O.C.R.A.
tackle football, flag football and
cheerleading programs will take
place Aug. 26, and Sept. 9 at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex,
,580 N.W. 27th Lane, from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m.; .
Parents and/or guardians
must accompany the child being
enrolled. A copy of the child's
.birth.certificate is required.
The enrollment fee for tackle
football is $75 per player, and
$60 per participant in the flag
football and cheerleading pro-
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children 6 to 12 years of age.
Registration for the Okee-
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League will be held each week-
day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
beginning Monday, Aug. 21, and
ending Friday, Sept. 1.
The sign-ups will be held at
the department's office at 640
N.W: 27th Lane in the Okee-.
chobee County Sports Complex.
The sign-up fee is $25 per
The league will consist of five'
divisions: 14 and under, 12 and.
under, 10 and under, 8. and
under and 6 and under. Parents
will be required to present a
copy of the participant's birth
certificate at the time of registra-
tion. The participant'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 Sat-
urday, Sept. 30. League play will
end before Christmas.
For information, call (863)
Ladies keg league
opens play Aug. 24
The Ladies Coffee B'oWling
League will start their new sea-
son Thursday, Aug. 24, at 9 a.m.
at Stardust Lanes, 1465 U.S. 441
The league is open to all
bowlers, whether novice or
experienced. Scores aren't
important and the league is
open to allwomen.
For information, call Jo Jack-
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The .Chobee Bulls football
squad will sponsor a carwash
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from 9'a.m. until 2 p.m. at Wal-
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
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 and9 p.m.
Also showing: "Talladega
Nights" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 9 p.m., Saturday and Sun-
day at 4:15 and 9 p.m., Monday at
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday, at 2 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 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens, are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
Free six-week parenting class-
esfor parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics include
discipline a family affair, birth
to eight months infants, eight to
eighteen months the toddler,
18 to 36 months terrific twos,
three year olds, and uncommon
sense. Each week parents "earn"
baby li iucks to purchase items for
their baby at the center's Baby
Boutique. Childcare is not provid-
ed; however, infants in carriers are
welcome. For details, call (863)
763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The Aruericart Redi '.,3is*;
looking Jr Qurses andk Action
TeramV0lunte 's to be a pWt'of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to
local disasters. If you would like to
give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in time of disas-
ter, please call Debbie Riddle or
Candace at the American Red
Cross-Okeechobee branch at
Red Road Academy
needs more volunteers
Do you6 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 volun-
teers to work a few hours a month
with committed youth.
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items and is cur-
rently 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 .)keechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards program.
The property does not have to be
for sale and is open to residential
and corhmercial property
throughout the county. For infor-
mation or to obtain entry forms,
contact Christy at (863) 697-3149
or Lori Mixon at (863) 763-0004.
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer 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 com-
mfiTty with lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed Extertial Defibrillation, and
HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the Ameri-
cai. 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
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
makes you a more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper renders
are more successfall
GERMAN SHEPHERD / LAB
MIX: Female. Lost in vic. of
Treasure Island. Reward.
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
Free. Call Debbie
LAB MIX PUPPY, Black, Fe-
male. Free to good home.
21/2 mo. old w/shots &
OUTSIDE CATS (7) Must find
a home soon or go to the
pound. 1 yr & under.
PIT BULL PUPPIES, 2 females,
solid white w/red nose. 3
mos. old. Need loving
Yard Sales 0 5
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
220 OR 440 CSR
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
A DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL required. 6 days
a week, local run. Good pay.
Call (863)467-2982 9a-3p
(AM & PM)
1111 S. ParrotAve.
IExp'd workers needed for
I Electrician's Helpers
ILaborers & Helpers
Only serious, self motivated
need apply. Clean driving
I record. Weekly travel req'd I
I in FI. DFWR 401K,
I Wilson's Petroleum
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CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
LABORERS, CARPENTERS &
PIPE LAYERS: Needed Full
Time in the Okee-Tantie area.
Please call (863)357-1871
FARM MECHANIC WANTED
Palm City area
Yard SXales 04
Small company with well
looking for hard working,
Must have Class A license.
Work 5V/2 days.
Home every night &
benefits. Permanent work
with a variety of loads.
Needed Part Time. Call
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 email
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 8th Street
Builder searching for
Sales Consultants in
incentives. Will need
Real Estate license.
Bi-lingual a plus.
Serious minded sales
To provide substance abuse
services to adults. Masters
degree and/or CAP required.
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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
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Will train, experience preferred.
(863)634-6300 or 467-9966
To provide mental health
services to adults and children.
License required. Bi-lingual
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No wonder newspaper
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HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
Ful im 111
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Applications are now
being accepted at:
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Big Cypress Reservation
High School diploma or GED;
Associates preferred. Min. 1 yr retail
exp. Exc. communication skills.
2 yrs supervisory or management exp.
Flex hours, FL Drivers License.
Salary based on exp. Excellent benefits
(medical, dental, optical, 401K,
fuel & food allowance)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477
ASSISTANT STORE MGR.
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
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
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these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all our lifting needs.
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Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698
JACK'S TOP SOIL
SFill Dirt available.
&'Bob Cat work.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts '520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles - 530
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Lnens & 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 Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
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
Uj.EC. 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
REFRIG. Kenmore side by
side, W&l in door, Elec
Range smooth top $800
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
S:. ,-- :.;r,1 d $160 neg.
willsep. 18i,, h3 :.6 .'91 f .
super capacity. 3yrs. old,
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.
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?
CERAMIC TILE, grey, 12x12, 2
boxes w/20 pcs., great for
entry foyer, $20.
HOME WINDOWS- Like new.
$150. Will separate.
VINYL SIDING- Georgia Pacif-
ic, light gray, new, one full
box of 22 12ft sections.
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
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,
women, kids. Back to school!
All sizes. Good cond. $30/all
orwill 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 offer!! 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, 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 wo:"o m whi e Form,
j(3 (cvriil, 2W VVAOL.0 I1OH.
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,
ioveseat, wing chair, 4 oak
claw foot tables, mint cond.
OAK DINING TABLE w/6 up-
holstered chairs, good 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.
150 sell sep. 863-357-8788
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
Get fit fast in the comfort of
your 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 12), Hunier '
Ij'A n'ijit w h.I]hi hiI C,) i
1.125 e j.r, r, irg J$70 .tor
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
CARGO TOP CARRIER, 18cu.
ft., Sears X-Cargo, excellent
condition. $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. Pleasecall
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 Chin both males $450.
for both. Or will sep.
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, 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
4'X6' like new. $125.
NEW COIN COLLECTOR )jnl-
ing to'add to Tiy collectior,
"'Please callto sell coiri &
paper money 239-693-4891
Christmas Trees 745'
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed,1Products 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
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
ROTO TILLER Huskee 6 1/2
HP rear times. $400.
SELF PROP MOWER- 6.5HP,
lyr old, $100 or best offer
WEED EATER, Wheeled, 18",
OLD TIMER ROPING SADDLE-
15", $100 cash
Rent .' ." 45
Roommate : '.e* 8Sft
Roomets t 95 5
KINGS BAY: 1 BR, Furnished
w/ W&D, $825 mo. + sec.
dep. You pay electric,.
N. of OKEE-2 Br, 1 Ba
12 ml. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st & sec. No Petsl
Non smokldng envi.
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 1BA,
on quiet St. Kids & ets wel-
come. $825 mo. &$2150
Moves you In., 561-795-1985
NW OKEECHOBEE: 2 BR, 2BA,
on quiet St. Kids & pets wel-
come. $850 mo. & $2200
Moves you In. 561-795-1965.
2,520 sq. ft., Hwy 441 N &
110th St. 7 miles N on 441.
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 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-sink.
env., Lawn care. $1300. mo.,
1st, last& sec. 941-504-3954
Brand New AVAIL NOW
3BR/2BA in Dixie Ranch Es-
tates. Pdrivate, 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
2,3 & 4 Bedroom. Short and
long term lease options.
Move In Special first months
rent free, 3BR/2BA, $1100
mo., last, security deposit,
6 month lease and references
required. No Pets
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
house w/garage in nice
neighborhood. No pets.
$1200/mo. year lease. First,
last, and $500. Security to
move In. 863-610-1000
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
New home 3br, 2ba, Carport,
New Home 3br, 2ba, Gar.
OKEECHOBEE: 3/2 & 3/1,
Totally renovated. Lg yards.
Brng pets. $1200-$1300 mo.
1st, last & sec. 561-723-2226
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Ever-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
iiDiin2 Bdrm., 1.5 Ba
w/den on 1.5 acre Comrner lot
$1000mo. + 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.
850 sq. ft. w/
3 offices & bath.
month + utilities.
"The White House'
1120 S. Parrott Ave
OFFICE SPACE- 900 sq. ft.
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
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
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 appl., Elec.,
A/C, Owner relocating. A
Steal at $249,900. Call for
more Info. (561)762-3309
Fid It ft"e. Sel It soon-
o, In the classMled
OKEECHOBEE- 3 acres, Lots
A & B of Tract 9, For more
info Contact David at
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 at Tom
Peterson Inc. Realtors, Vioalia,
Mobile Homes I
MOBILE HOME DOORS- Interi-
or, Exterior & Cupboard
doors. $175. Will separate.
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.
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.
$2500. 863-467-8292 Iv.msg.
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/ trir.
.40 hp Mercury. New floors,
seats & carpet. Great boat!
$800 neg. (863)634-0387
BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
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 trr., $1 OK
or best offer. 863-634-7163
QUACHITA- 14FT, center con-
sole, fiberglass, 25HP Evin-
rude, Continental trailer
RIVIERA 1987, 15Ft. Boat, 50
hp 0/B motor, 1500 or best of-
fer. (863)946-1856 or
(248)-935-3837 Moore Haven
STARCRAFT 16' needs bat-
lery.50hpJohnrio, wu'rl. w
CROSS COUNTRY- 30ft, new
tires, $2500 or best of-
BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
rude, 14hp. OMC. Runs
great. $700 (863)763-7609
BOAT MOTOR- Mere 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 GOLOWING '77,
$1400 or best offer.
HONDA REBEL 1986, 250
Street Bike. Great condition.
Runs good. $500.
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
sweater, 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
TRAVEL TRAILER, 28ft. Needs
work, has alot of potential.
$700 (863)675-1113 Muse
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 53511990 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,
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.
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
mis., new a/c compressor,
battery, brakes & tires. $1200
Neg,. 239-728-6273 ALVA
PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $2300 or
best offer. (863)697-8507
The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.
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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 F150 '90-
No motor, parts only. $400
FORD TRITON '98- good run-
ning cond. $900 or best offer
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
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. 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/l,
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,
FORD RANGER '92, Mud truck
with 33-12-15 Super Swam-
pers. Ready to play!! $600
neg. (863)763-2476 .
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/I, runs good.
ISUZU HOMBRE 1999 136K
mis., 2 wd w/Camper Topper.
White. A/C's good. Radio.
CAR HAULER: Dual axle, elec-
tric brakes, aluminum
CAR HAULER, Steel Diamond
plate bed, new tires, springs,
lights, wiring. $1300
ENCLOSED TRAILER- Cargo
King, 5x9'. Liked new w/new
tires, Garage kept. $1250.
EZ Ride Tow Dolly, heavy du-
ty, $475. (863)467-9559
UTILITY TRAILER: 5x8, Brand
new! $1000 (863)675-3558
FLAT BED TRAILER 8'x14'
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.
@ $2500. 863-634-1018
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- 5'x8', 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
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Public Notice 5OO5
State Public -
Legal otica 500
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2006-CA-58
DAVID NUNEZ and ANITA NUNEZ,
DURESNEL BORRERO, a/k/a DURISNEL
BORRERO, and NANCY BORRERO,
his wife, and STATE OF FLORIDA,
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE,
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to
the final decree of foreclosure entered
in the above entitled cause in, the Cir-
cuit Court of Okeechobee County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate in
Okeechobee County, Florida, de-
scribed as follows:
LOTS 3 and 4, less the East 5 feet of Lot
3, Block 27, SUBDIVISION OF A POR-
TION OF OKEECHOBEE PARK, accord-
ing to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 1, page 28, public records of
Okeechobee County, Floridda. TOGETH-
ER WITH A 1970 MERC Mobile Home
bea ing ID No. MF3046D and Tile No.
The above described property will be
sold at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, on the front steps
of the Okeechobee County Court-
house, Okeechobee, Flodrida, at. 11:00
o'clock A.M. on the 5th day of Sep-
155093 ON 8/14,21/06
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LUCY S. HILER
Deceased FileNo. 2006-CP-195
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Theadministration of the estate of LUCY
S. HILER, deceased. File Number
2006-CP-195 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972. The name and address
of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom acopy of this notice
Is served mustfile their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST 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-
mandsagalnst decedentfs estate. In-
cluding unmatured,contingent or
unliquidated claims, must fletheir
. claims with this 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 publication of this Notice
is Aug. 20, 2006
Attorney for Personal Representative
Wesley Harvin, Esqulre
Floridda Bar No. 219053 .
900 East Ocean Blvd. Suite 210-B
Stuart, FL 34994
Larry K. Hifer
13756 88th Place North
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33412
156602 ON 8/20 thru 9/2/06
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I Pul c Notice 5
The Okeechobee County School Board
-will meet in Executive Session on
Tuesday, August 29, 2006, at 3:00
p.m. in the office of the Superinten-
dent, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeecho-
bee. The meeting is between the
Board, their attorney and negotiator in
preparation for contract negotiations
with teacher and classified employee
At 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29,
2006, the School Board will enter con-
tract negotiations with the Okeechobee
County Education Association #1604.
The negotiating sessions are open to
the public and will be held in Room
303 of the School Board Administra-
tion Building at 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue,
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools
1561170 N 8/21/06
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on
the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The mobile
unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the
fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of
August may be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-4-199. All blood
types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications
and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations
can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.
Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services available
at no charge to help people in their search for the right employee or job.
For more, visit theirweb site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call 1863) 462-5350.
Help with electric bills available
, Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the EAHEAP
program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over. Call Kim
Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.
Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations
for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the fundrais-
er will go to Shriner's programs.
Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please
send information via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to
expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games,
card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact
Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come
down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and
provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil
Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-,
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
membercontact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.
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We agree. Yet too many citizens feel powerless to influence
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example. We consider it an extension of the secret ballot and
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Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Wilma
Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look-
ing for volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.
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OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
WASTEWATER TREAf W IMPROVEMENTS CDBG
Sealed bids for construction of the WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVE-
MENTS CDBG CONTRACT NO. 1 will be received by the OFFICE OF THE EXECU-
TIVE DIRECTOR, OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY, until 2:00 om Thursday.
Sontember 28.2006, at which time the bids duly submitted will be opened pub-
licly and read aloud. Any bids received after the time and date specified wil not
This project Is for the construction of the following:
Aeration basin modifications, clarifier modifications, new sludge pump station, new
filters and slab, new chlorine contact chamber units, new effluent pump station,
new adminisration/laboratory building, yard piping, electrical and controls. The
existing aeration basin and clarifiers are constructed of pre-sressed 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 & Willard, Inc., 8600 Hidden
River Parkway, Suite 550, Tampa, FL 33637, Telephone (813) 977-6005/Fac-
simile (813) 977-0593. A copy of the Documents may be obtained from Metzger
& Willard, Inc., upon payment of $225.00 for each Document plus postage and
handling, Returm of the Documents Is not required, and the amount paid for the
Documentsis 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 afterthe pre-bid conference.
A certified or cashiers check on a national or state bank or a bid bond in the slim of
not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to The
Okeechobee Utility Authority shall accompany each proposal as guarantee that
the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after the opening of proposals.
In the event that the contract is awarded to the bidder, he/she will enter into the
contract and furnish and pay for the required performance and payment bonds.
Failure to do so may result in the Okeechobe Utility Authority retaining the bid de-
posit for liquidated damages. Proposals shall be prepared, addressed and sub-
mitted in compliance with detailed instructions as set forth in the Instructions to
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 Flodda and isted in lthe Department of Treasury Federal Register.
All bonds (bid, payment and performance) shall be countersigned by a Forida
The Okeechobee Utility Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids, with or
without cause, to waive technical errors and informalites, or to accept the Bld(s)
which in its judgment best serves the Okeechobes e Utility Authority. All bids shall
remain open for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of bid
The Okeechobee Utllity Authority
By: John E Hayford, PE, Executive Director
155ggJ OkeechobeeFL 34974