Vol.97 No. 234 Tuesday, August 22,2006 504 Plus tax
According to Lieutenant
William Markham of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), his department
received a call of a tornado on
the ground near the Okee-
chobee/St. Luce County line
shortly after 2 p.m. Monday.
Lt. Markham went on to say
that as of 4:30 p.m., the OCSO
had only received one call
about the storm and that there
had been no report of damage
or any injuries.
He said he could not con-
firm the reported sighting, and
added that according to the
National Oceanic and Atmos-
pheric Administration their
maps did not indicate a tornado
in the area.
However, NOAA did issue a
severe thunderstorm watch for
Okeechobee County that
expired at 2:30 p.m., said Lt.
office to be closed
The Okeechobee County
Tax Collector's .office will be
closed Sept. 13, from 1 until 5
p.m. in order to conduct a train-
ing session for their employees.
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County facing $98.3M budget
is 8.7 percent
less than 05/06
By Pete Gawda
It's budget time again get
ready to get hit in the pocketbook.
According to figures released
by the Okeechobee County
Administrator's Office, a person
whose property is assessed at
$75,000 with a $25,000 home-
stead exemption would pay a total
of about $740 in county, South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, Children's Services Council
and school board taxes under the
combined proposed budgets of
After four budget workshops,,
the Okeechobee Counth Board of.
County Commissioners is read 10to
hold public hearings on tie adop-
tion of the county budget for fiscal
\ ear 2006 07.
The proposed budget totals
$98.3 million. That is an 8.7 per-
cent decrease over the current
budget. The proposed millage rate
Is 5.8424, which is down from the
present budget. The millage rate
Jor 20015 06 is 7.3750.
One mil equals $1 for every
$ 1,000 of assessed value.
Still undecided is the fate of the
count) fair in the budget process.
At a Jul\ 26 workshop, commis-
sioners decided not to raise taxes
jo provide the $1 2 million
n-pro ements to the Okeechobee
Counr\ Agri-Civic Center that the
DEC Dinner: Builds support for Democratic Party
fair committee said were neces-
sary in order to have a fair in 2007.
A total of $525,349 of the pro-
posed budget has already been
earmarked for the agri-civic cen-
ter. That breaks down to $300,000,
for an office/maintenance build-
ing, $75,349 for an arena com-
pound and $150,000 for equine
The consensus of the commis-
sioners at the July 26 workshop
was to not raise taxes to fund,
improvements to accommodate a
However, at their regular board
meeting on Thursday, Aug. 24,
commissioners will consider two
alternate plans. One would use
the entrance circle as the site of
the proposed midway/carnival
area as the fair committee original-
ly proposed. However, because of
donated fill material, hauling and
compaction the estimated cost
has been reduced to $782,000.
Commissioners will also be
looking at an alternate location for
See Budget Page 2
A fight between an Okee-
chobee man ,'
and his for-
and him Kivin Polk
the Okeechobee County Jail
under a bond of $900,000.
Arrested Friday, Aug. 18, was
James Kevin Polk, 19, N.E. 70th
Ave. He was charged withfelony
battery, aggravated assault, false
imprisonment, witness tamper-
ing and perjury.
According to a report by
Deputy Raul Marrero .of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) the alleged inci-
dent apparently started around 9
a.m. Friday when Polk and a
friend met with the victim at a
local convenience store. The
report states that Polk hit the vic-
tim and then had to be
restrained by his friend.
The three then got into a
See Beating Page 2
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State Senator Dave Aronberg strives to get the Democratic Party back in touch with the
voters of today by reaching out to the working class and being committed to the faith
and moral values of families in Florida's communities.
Dems urged to get in touch with voters
By Chauna Aguilar
Local Democratic Party
members showed their support
by attending the fifth annual'Jef-
ferson Jackson Fundraising Din-
ner Saturday, Aug. 19, at the
KOA Convention Center.
All local democratic candi-
dates were in attendance, as
well as candidates from neigh-
boring counties and throughout
the state. The guests of honor
were U.S. Senator Bill Nelson
and State Senator Dave Aron-
Sen. Nelson, a fifth-genera-
tion Floridian, spoke to the peo-
ple about growing up as a
Floridian and his years of public
service. He expressed his appre-
ciation to all the individuals
who choose to run for public
office and those who have
served in the past.
Sen. Nelson spoke briefly to
the crowd of Democralic candi-
dates and supporters about
some of the issues that are fac-
ing Floridians specificalh. as
well as issues' that impact
nationally. Because bad weath-
er was moving into the area, the
senator had to leave the dinner
early to catch a flight
Environmentally, he spoke of
offshore drilling in the Gulf of
Mexico and keeping the drilling
out in the Gulf a minimum of
235 miles offshore.
"We are for drilling; we just
don't want it 25 feet off the
shoreline for all to see," he told
Sen. Nelson also touched on
consumer issues, such as disas-
ter relief and evidence that the
current administration had
failed in this issue given the
results of Hurricane Katrina.
Educationally, he wants to
enforce smaller class sizes and
give schools full funding to be
able to accomplish goals such
as this and those of the No Child
LE I Behind Act
He spoke against taking the
United States to, battle in three
wars; at once, and spoke of his
accomplishment of obtaining
proper armor for the National
Guard, who were in Iraq before
the war began. Sen. Nelson
received letters from their fami-
lies that they did not have the
proper armor and he went to
the president on 'that issue to
provide the proper equipment
He also spoke of taking the
stereotype of religious issues off
of a particular party.
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Sen. Aronberg spoke words of
encouragement to the crowd
concerning ways to make the
Democratic Executive Commit-
tees (DEC) more effective.
"Florida is a purple state, not a
blue' tate or a red state, but a
mixtd state," he said.
Seni. Aronberg, the youngest
member of the State Senate at age
35, wants to get the Democratic
Party back in touch with the vot-
Sen. Aronberg went on to
explain that there were numerous
counties including Okee-
chobee County that had a
higher percentage of Democratic
registered voters, yet the county
voted Republican in the last presi-.
Through his position as chair-
man of the Florida. Mainstream
Democrats, Sen. Aronberg said
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U.S. Senator Bill Nelson spoke at the Jefferson Jackson
fundraising dinner Saturday, Aug. 19, in regard to issues on
a local basis to Floridians, as well as national issues and
how they inipact the citizens of Florida.
their goals are to:.
6 Rebuild Democratic Party
infrastructure in rural counties,
such as Glades and Suwannee,
with large numbers of Democrats
who continue to vote Republican.
Recruiting and supporting
candidates who are electable in
swing legislative seats, concen-
trating resources in specific races,
in order to have the best possibili-
ty for success.,
S. Concentrate.on helping the
working. class citizens with com-
mitment to. the faith and moral
convictions of our .families 'and
our communities. '
,:* Support :patriotism, and
Armed Forces, including veterans
and members of the National
Guard and Reserves.. ,
Sen. Aronberg encouraged
those present to make the Demo-
cratic Party become the "big tent"
party by getting everyone
State and local public officials
were recognized, as well as candi-
dates for the upcoming elections
- both. statewide and locally.
Those present were given a brief
opportunity to stand up and
speak a few words.
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Reporter ChaunaAguilar may be
reached at email@example.com.
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the midway/camival to the west of
the circle. Estimated' cost of this
option is $660,312.
The proposed budget includes
$1,080,000 for designing a new
administration building. In addi-
tion, it has $500,000 for the design
of a new emergency management
The proposed budget also con-
tains money for a vehicle for
Tourist Development Council
Director Kathy Scott. Commission-
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vehicle that reportedly belonged to
the female victim and left the store.
As they were driving, states the
deputy's report, Polk began to hit
himself in the face and tried to
scratch a tattoo, bearing the female
victim's name, from his shoulder.
The report states Polk hit himself so
hard that he bruised his eye.
Deputy Marrero's report states
that Polk's friend had to restrain
him to keep him from hitting him-
self in the face.
Sometime later, the male friend
got out of the vehicle and Polk got
behind the wheel and began to
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ers discussed how many miles Ms.
Scott put son county vehicles when
they were available and how many
miles she puts on her own vehicle
in carrying out her duties.
Personnel increases to be fund-
ed by the proposed budget total 19
full-time and one part-time
employee. The one part-time
employee would be an additional
school crossing guard.
Several new positions have
been created including an eco-
nomic specialist who would be
responsible for.. overall manage-
ment of economic development in
the county. This person would
serve as a liaison between the
In the area of N.W 30th St., the
24-year-old woman jumped from
the vehicle as it was moving and
ran to a nearby 'house, reportedly
to get help. However, no one was
home. The report states that Polk
caught up to her and allegedly
made her get back into the vehicle.
The woman reportedly told the
deputy they then began to go north
on U.S. 98 N. When they reached
the intersection of U.S. 98 N. and
S.R. 68 she again leaped from the
vehicle, but after a brief chase Polk
reportedly caught her and forced
her to get back in the vehicle, said
Deputy Marrero said they then
drove onto some property until
they reached a very secluded area
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county and prospective businesses
wanting to locate here. A total of
$141,319 has been allocated in the
proposed. budget for economic
development including the special-
ist's salary and operating expenses.
A budget analyst and a grants
analyst are also funded ,in the
prospective budget, as well as four
full-time employees of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office.".
The proposed budget has two
positions for concurrency manage-
ment. This has to do with ensuring
that the impacts of any new devel-
opment are taken into considera-
tion and the new development
pays its fair share of infrastructure
that could not be seen from the"
road. The deputy wrote that Polk,
pulled the victim from the vehicle.
After he hit her in the face, ,he
dragged her into some cypress'
knees where he tried to hit her
with a flashlight but she ducked,
stated the deputy.
Polk then reportedly tried to tie
her to a tree with some yellow
rope but instead, began to hit her
with his hands, wrote the deputy.
According to Deputy Marrero's
report, the woman pleaded with
her assailant and begged him not
to kill her by saying she wanted to
see her family again and that she
would be good and do whatever
he wanted. He stopped the attack
and they drove from the scene.
After an hour or so, the victim
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costs. The proposed budget con-
tains .$116,561 for concurrency
Also included in the budget are
positions for an event coordinator
and a rhaintenance technician for
the agri-cMic center.
Before the budget is adopted,
public hearings will be held in the
county commission meeting room
at 304 N.W. Second St. starting at 6
p.m. onSept. 14 and Sept. 26.
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convinced Polk to take her to the
hospital because she was bleed-
ing profusely from the mouth. At
the hospital, she told an attending
nurse what, happened to her and
the nurse called the sheriff's
Dep. Marrero stated in his
report that he and the victim
returned to the wooded area and
called Detective Fred Bradley to
record the crime scene. At the
scene, there were apparent signs of
a struggle and in the grass they
found a red T-shirt, a red flashlight,
a soda bottle and yellow rope.
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Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community, the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certificates
for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used direct-
ly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural products
on a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W. Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use, these tax
exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural producer.
Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Taylor
Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.S. 441
For this reason, boaters.are asked to slow down and be careful not
to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from, the Conservation
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and Ever-
glades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and will be
even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an outboard
Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business own-
ers located in the downtown loal planning area (LPA), which is the
target district for, data-input. Businesses outside the LPA are' urged to
participate. : ,
Survey results will be used to assist the commirtee.in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of concern
to the proper authorities s.
Survey forms are available at the Main ,Street website www.main-
stireetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive Director Lydia Jean
Williams at (863) 357-MAIN. :, -
Agri-civlc center open for riding
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200
S.R. 70E., is open for recreational riding the first and third Tuesdays of
each month from 6 p.frn to 9:30 p.m.
Barrels and polesare available.
The cost is $10 per person. Rules, waiver and release forms are
available 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 18 years of age and younger are required to wear hel-
For information, call (863) 763-1666 or (863) 697-9977.
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The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
Melvin Jay Thomas, 51,
N.W. 14th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Aug. 16 by Deputy
P. Massung on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with burglary of a dwelling. His
bond was set at $20,000.
Russell William Carr, Jr., 23,
N.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 16 by Deputy P.
Massung on a warrant charging
him with violation of probation
- battery and violation of proba-
tion contributing to the delin-
quency of a minor. He is being
held without bond.
Perry Ishan Sallette, 45, S.E.
25th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 16 by Deputy P.
Massung on a warrant charging
him with uttering a forged bill.
His bond was set at $2,500.
Craig Ward Wisenbaugh,
35, Trout St., Buckhead Ridge,
was arrested Aug. 17 by Deputy
Michael Hazellief on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-
ing him with burglary of a con-
veyance and third degree grand
theft. His bond was set at
Joseph Ray Howling, 29,
S.E. 66th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 18 by Deputy
Kristin Gray on a felony charge
of criminal mischief over $1,000,
and misdemeanor charges of
leaving the scene of an accident
with property damage and will-
ful and wanton reckless driving.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Michael William Suggs, 23,
Andrea Lane, Buckhead Ridge,
was arrested Aug. 18 by Deputy
Randy Thomas on a charge of
driving under the influence and
a felony charge of driving while
license revoked habitual
offender. His bond was set at
Hazel Sessions, age 75, of
Okeechobee, died Aug. 20, 2006,
at her home. Mrs. Sessions was
born Nov. 19, 1930, in Pike
County, Ala., to the late Joel and
Emma Jean Mobley.
,,She worked for the ARC of
Okeechobee and Indian River
Community College. Mrs. Ses-
sions came to Okeechobee from
Troy, Ala., 54 years ago. She was
a member of the Okeechobee
Missionary Baptist Church for
over 50 years where she enjoyed
attending. Mrs. Sessions loved
spending time with her family
and enjoyed doing needle work.
Mrs. Sessions was preceded
in death by: her husband, Clay-
ton Sessions; and, her parents,
Joel and Emma Jean Mobley.
She is survived by: four
daughters, Brenda (Jerry) Kemp
of Okeechobee, Helen Barfoot of
Okeechobee, Nettie (Robert)
Williams of Okeechobee and
Renee (Rex) Williams of Kissim-
mee; 15 grandchildren; 10 great
grandchildren;, five brothers,
.Wesley (Faye) Mobley, William
(Pam) Mobley, V.C. Mobley,
Robert (Judy) Mobley, and Larry
(Patsy) Mobley, all of Okee-
Visitation will be from 5 until
7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006,
at Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 11
a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006,
at Okeechobee Missionary Bap-
tist Church with Pastor Lindell
Selvey officiating. Interment will
follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
The family would like to
thank Hospice of Okeechobee
for their comfort and care.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobee-
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory, 205 N.E. Second St.,
Christopher Lee Jenkins, His bondwas set at $1,150.
30, N.E. Seventh Lane, Okee- Gregory Allen Lighty, 36,
chobee, was arrested Aug. 18 by N.E. Sixth St., Okeechobee, was
Deputy Donald Ellis on a charge arrested Aug. 20 by Deputy
of dealing in stolen property and Bryan Lowe on a felony charge
defrauding a pawnbroker. His of fleeing and eluding a law
bond was set at $25,000. enforcement officer and a mis-
Courtney Leonard Lev- demeanor charge of driving
ingston, 36, S.E. 42nd Trace, while license suspended with
Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. knowledge. His bond was set at
18 by Deputy Timothy Higgins $22,500.
on an Okeechobee County war- Robert Lee Simpson, 22,
rant charging him with isolationn 2nd Court, Okeechobee
of probation driving while. arrested Aug. 20 by Deputy
license suspended (habitual wAu% ustin aucedoon charge of
offender). He is being held1 ith- gusting Saucedo on a charge of
offender). He s beng held h- possession of cocaine. His bond
out bond. was set at $5,000.
Martin Araujo-Granados, -
18, S.W. 21st Terrace, Okee- .*MarcusJose Sauzo, 58, U.S.
chobee, was arrested Aug. 18 by 441 S.E., Okeechobee, was
Trooper P. Miller on charges of arrested Aug. 20 by Deputy
driving under the influence and Anthony Kibler on an' Okee-
driving under the influence with chobee County warrant charg-
property damage. His bond was ing him with violation of proba-
set at $500. tion driving under the
Clarence Dennis, 50, N.E. influence and violation of proba-
14th Ave., Okeechobee, was tion no valid driver's license.
arrested Aug. 18 by Deputy He is being held without bond.
Eddie Baker on an Okeechobee Eric Duane Williams, 29,
County warrant charging him N.E. Third St., Okeechobee, was
with attempted murder with a, arrested Aug. 20 by Deputy
deadly weapon. He is being held Eddie Baker on an Okeechobee
withoutbond. : County warrant charging him
-*. Mathew Steven 'Ravnor. 24, \-ith the felony of driving while
,S&E. 34th Av.:; Okeech0bee, was license suspended. His bond
arrested Aug. 19 by Deputy was set at $2,500.
Augustin Saucedo on a charge of This column lists arrests and
aggravated assault with a deadly not convictions, unless other-
weapon. His bond was set at wise stated. Anyone listed here
$100,000. who is later found innocent or
Clinton Allen Jenkins, 23, has had the charges against
N.W. 30th St., Okeechobee, was them dropped is welcome to
arrested Aug. 19 by the OCPD on inform this newspaper. The
a charge of driving under the information will be confirmed
influence and reckless driving, and printed.
S.R. 710: From S.E. 40th Ave.
to South of S.R. 70: Construction-
project The roadway improve-
ments consist of widening,"
milling, and resurfacing. Work,
continues throughout the project"
limits, and motorists should
expect night-time lane closures
from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m., as well as
slow moving traffic and possible
delays. The contractor is Dicker-
S.R. 70: From W. of U.S. 98 to
W. of Seventh Ave. N.W: Con-
struction project Work contin-
ues to widen and reconstruct the
existing two-lane roadway to four
lanes with a center dual left turn
lane. The work includes drainage
improvements, signals, and street
lighting. Traffic is traveling in the
final configuration. Construction
currently includes completion of
various items of work throughout
the project. The contractor is Rus-
Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
School week ends
Grandma, Doidha Pritchett (back), and Kirston Pritchett.
3, (front) were waiting on Brianna Ingram.T, (middle-left)'
and Faith Pritchett, 5, (middle-right) t bt out of 1chobt
on Friday, Aug. 18. Kirston says, "I'm ready to go to
Remember a loved one
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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 demonstration on the use of punches to enhance your scrapbook
pages and handmade cards. There will also be a representative
from Creative Memories to assist you with your scrapbooking ques-
tions 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-
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 refresh-
ments will be served.
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 aultof r nciticipanls
mus be age 55 or older to qualify for auto su ce'doscounts ,in
Floridd. For fif6dr~ation or to sign up, contactistructor 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 Exten-
sion office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Barnyard Buddies is a small, non-compet-
itive club for children 5 to 18 years of age. Members learn how to
select and care for small animals. They are not required to sell their
animals, but do show them at county events. At their first meeting,
Club members will elect officers and make plans for the year. Local
veterinarian Dr. .James Letcher will also attend the meeting to talk
about raising rabbits and poultry. Anyone wanting to become a
member of the Barnyard Buddies is invited to the Sept. 9 meeting.
Or, they may sign up at the Okeechobee County 4-H Extension
office Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information,
call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.
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) 763-
Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tuesday,
Sept. 12, at 11:30 am. 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.
Registrations for Catholic Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being
accepted. Classes for children in grades kindergarten through ninth
will be held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For infor-
mation, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.
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Government only dependence upon God. It is this
foundation that has placed the
as good as leaders United States as a nation of world
July 4th is a day in our nation's leadership.n enem within our
history hat thedFoundingFathe^rs-"' nationtehat caendesromy us.Itis
of our country declared to all the mnatiopant The liv n esous. If not
world that we are"One Nation tin FpalTh s uf t
Under God." They paid a high Fn g ts ,
price to make this declaration those of every soldier who fought
pce to make this dclaratio and died for the principles and
Many historical documents
record miraculous events that
showed God had intervened on
their behalf. They knew without a
doubt that God had secured their
Our country was founded by.
faith in the God of the Bible. It is
what separates it from the other
nations of the world. Our
.founders recognized their
beliefs our nation stands for,
depend on Christians today stay-
ing active in the political process
established by these founders.
We cannot allow them to have.
died in vain because we failed to
do our part.
Christians need to be remind-
ed of the moral decline we have
witnessed in our nation because
:of complacency. Prayer, as well as
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
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 Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. ParrottAve., for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
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 informa-
tion, 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 Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
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.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
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 military information 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, 301W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863)
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No, 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
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. ParrottAve. 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 Securitydnistraion Offce 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 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 caregivers to give one another support, information
Sand ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-232. ,
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
Top dsTake off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
(800) 932-8677. .
A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomesthe public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center at
S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
Juana at 471-9795.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)
the Ten Commandments, was
removed from school.
Our forefathers understood
the key for good government is
not how good our documents are
or how good our laws are; rather,
it is how good our leaders are.
In I Timothy 2:1-2, we are told
to pray, first of all for all people,
then for all our leaders in authori-
ty. Thus one must conclude that
God considers civil government
I Thessalonians 5:2 tells us to
expect his return as a "thief in the
night." Nevertheless, Jesus has
clearly told us in Luke 19:13 to
"occupy until he comes."
We must truly be stewards of
this valuable vote so many gave
their lives to secure for us. We
must carefully listen to the candi-
dates prior to the primary election
on Sept. 5th, in order to make
sure our candidate appears on the
Nov. 7th ballot.
Pastors motivated and inspired
our Founding Fathers to take
action to make this a nation for
God. There is a harvest yet to be
brought in, and we need people
in office who will not hinder this
work, but support it. Pastors
today can have this same influ-
May God continue to bless
of Okeechobee County
Cancer Society plans kick-off party
Okeechobee Making Strides Against Breast Cancer i il'
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 informa-
tion, call Pattie Mullins at (863) 467-8608.
Collaborative Council meeting planned
The next meeting of the Community Collaborative Coun-
cil, a part of the Shared Services Network, will be held Tues-
day, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. in the board room of the Okeechobee
County School Board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. For infor-
mation, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will be offer-
ing 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 Okee-
chobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. For information, call
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 coali-
tion'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
Okeechobee Counties will meet Thursday, Aug. 24, at 1:30
p.m. at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., north
portable, in Fort Pierce. For information, call Dorett Williams
at (772) 489-8120, ext-,40 J-7, ,
Coalition executive panel-to meet
Tne executive committee of the Early Learning Coalitionf
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.
OHS begins ad sales
Okeechobee High School Class of 2007 has announced
senior personal ad sales have begun and will 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or call OHS at (863) 462-
5025, ext. 1410.
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 evalua-
tions will be held at the church on Thursday, Aug. 24, and Fri-
day, 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. Play-
ers may be registered at the church office Monday through
Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., or at one of the evalua-
tions. For information, call the church at (863) 763-1699.
Lodge plans spaghetti dinner
Okeechobee Lodge #237, F&AM will hold a spaghetti din-
ner 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 pur-
chased from any member of the Lodge, or at the door. Con-
tact 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 tournament. On the day of
the event, barbecue chicken and rib dinners will be sold. All
proceeds from the tournament will go to fund CIS projects.
For information, call (863) 462-5863.
Scientist to speak at IRCC
Palm scientist Dr. John Dowe will speak on the main cam-
pus 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 adapta-
tion of palms. He will also speak at the Kight Center, room
V442, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, on the MacArthur Palm.
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, con-
tact 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, con-
tact the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-
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6 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, August 22, 2006
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 at4:15 and 7 p.m.
Theatre II "Barnyard" (PG}
Showtimres: 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, 7and 9 p.m.
ALSO SHOWING: "Talladega
Nights" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at
4:15 and 9 p.m., Monday at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day, 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
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
with drug addiction
Do: you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at 1-
You can be a
JHelp encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
herfull potential and become a vol-
unteer mentor for the President's
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program., It's
a proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local communities.
The mentor meets with the student
one hour per week at his her
school. Volunteer opportunities are
,available in Indian River, Martin, St.
- Lu6ie aridOkeechobee counties.
Please call the Indian River Com-
munity College Foundation at (772)
462-4786. :, : .... .
Hafway House' -
needs vou ntees
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work with
our adolescent boys. If you have
any free time or talents you would
like to share, call Jordan Bernay at
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist. Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, .using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening'from 6
until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
Free adult GED
classes are offered
'Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and, English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday -
Wednesday from 9 a.m.-until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day 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 educa-
tionrtGED, Monday through Friday,
from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling
Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane,
English as a second language class-
es, Monday through Wednesday,
from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth
St., English as a second language
classes, Tuesday and Thursday
from 6 until'8 p.m.
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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
Bag of"New Clothes, parking
lot, front of Family Dollar
Store on 70 East. Call to
identify. 863-763-0346 aft 5
LAB MIX: Found in vic. of
Country Hills Estates. Call to ID
LARGE DOG- Vic of Ft Drum
Ranchettes, Call to identify.
LARGE FEMALE DOG Mix
breed, Tan w/blk. tail. Found in
Taylor Creek Isles on 8/12.
PIs. call to identify. 467-4734
GERMAN SHEPHERD / LAB
MIX: Female. Lost in vic. of
Treasure Island. Reward.
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
PITBULL, To good home,
male, 11/2 yrs. old, friendly,
needs room to run. Owner
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
FARM MECHANIC WANTED
Palm City area
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4w- m0 -I-FAW
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(AM & PM)
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
I CONSTRUCTION :
IExp'd workers needed for
I Equipment Operators
1 Laborers & Helpers
Only serious, self motivated
need apply. Clean driving
I record. Weekly travel req'dI
in FI. DFWR 401K,
Experienced Tractor Driver
needed for large dairy farm.
Must be willing to
occasionally milk cows.
9:00 a.m. to Noon.
READING A NEWSPAPER...
leads you to the best
products and services.
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CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
CAT Exp. Pref., Must have
own tools, Solid company
with comp. salary.
(561)793-0322, Ext. 106
CDL B w/Hazmat req. Exp.
Pref., Comp., Salary plus OT
(561)793-0322, ext. 106
LABORERS, CARPENTERS &
PIPE LAYERS: Needed Full
Time in the Okee-Tantie area.
Please call (863)357-1871
Ful im 005iI
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
SEPTIC & DRAIN FIELD
Will train, experience preferred.
(863)634-6300 or 467-9966
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er In the classlfleds
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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
Builder searching for
Sales Consultants in
incentives. Will need
Real Estate license.
Bi-lingual a plus.
Serious minded sales
How do you fbMd a Job hi
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
Class A License
w/HAZMAT & Tanker.
Retirement, Vacation &
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helps you amdestain
the worm areuL ye.
No wonder newsapeiir
Leaders a mre sc-
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Applications are now
being accepted at:
107 S.W. 17th Street, -Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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 & 401 K,
food & fuel allowance. Salary based
on exp. Fax resume to (954) 967-3477:j
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
HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant Complete the
.Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits,
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
MAme you want sometMng Join a them Mpeftm
sad, advertise In the say,1sl1ftbftldsBW
Immediate Opening for a Full Time
position at Water's Edge Dermatology.
Medical Assistant, CNA,
LPN or RN may apply at:
301 NE 19th Drive,
Okeechobee, FL 34974 or
you may fax resume and
license to 863-467-1919
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
Full Time 02091
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Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant Needed. Full Time
in busy medical office. Exp.
necessary. Fax CV to
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue. such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-al-home programs it
it sounds too good [o be
true. chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any a d on
these pages. we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with Ihe Better
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader olt Ihese charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore. if you
call a number out of your
area. use caution.
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
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. #23496& #5698
makes you more informnned
and ieresting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are mote successful!
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
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 Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
To s & 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
AIR CONDITIONER, 18,000
btu, heats & cools. $75
ELEC. RANGE, Hotpoint, w/ov-
e1, 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&I in door, Elec
Range smooth top $800
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
By Ecoquest. New in box, 3yr.
warranty. $400/both, will sell
SCHWINN, Orange County
Chopper, like new, $175.
AWNINGS (4), 1 147" long,
1 3'5" long, 2 are 87 1/2"
I'ong, $200 for all.
CERAMIC TILE, grey, 12x12, 2
boxes w/20 pcs., great for
entry foyer, $20.
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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 &
'fr ini $800. 863.467-1809
CRIB & MATTRESS, Like new,
all wood crib. $170
CRIB BEDDING SET, $30
SWING SET, Solid wood.
$125 (863)612-5037 La-
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 offer!! 863-763-8943
SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS
1041 Sets) asking $2500
COMPUTER TABLE- large, ad-
justable heights, good condi-
tion, $50 or best offer
PENTIUM 4- Complete, key-
board, mouse, educational
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
COUCH, LOVESEAT & CHAIR
almost new, green plaid. $600
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome & brass
w/glass tops. $275./all.
DESK- all wood, white Formi-
ca covered, 24Wx40Lx3OH,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
.condition .. ,,$900
FUTON- White, Metal, Good
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
Tiirrors, 21 Ped. sink/faucet.
1.350 Willi ep 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/diawers
ookcase hdbd w/mirror,
LIVING ROOM SET, Couch,
loveseat, good condition,
hunter green. $200 or best
LIVING ROOM SET, Love seat,
chair & ottoman. Like new
LIVING ROOM SET, Sleeper
sofa, loveseat & 2 Lazyboy
LIVING ROOM SET, Sofa,
loveseat, 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
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, Beige, $300
LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
CARGO TOP CARRIER, 18cu.
ft., Sears X-Cargo, excellent
condition. $75 (863)610-0412
HYDRAULIC PUMP for lowdrd-
er, complete w/delta dumps
& aluminum block, $220 or,
PLAY STATION II- Sony, W/5
games, 2 t onirolilers mo
old. $150. (863)447-6620
ROAD MESH, Used with con-
crete, 5'x30' long, 6"
SCRAP METAL REMOVAL
AutomobUes, Farm equipment
& aluminum. Please call
ACOUSTIC GUITARS, (2),
Esteban, w/soft case, Alva-
rez Mod. 5022, w/hard case,
BASS GUITAR Fender Mar-
cus Miner jj.7. beautifully
crafted, perfect, hardshell
case. $725. 863-357-7406
DRUM SET, First Act, $175 or
best offer. (863)467-1301
GOLD YAMAHA TRUMPET
*in exc. cond. $300 or best of-
ENGRAVERaNew 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.
BIRD CAGE, Large, White,
Good condition. $50.
Boston Terrier Pups, 10 wks
old, multi-color, 2 males, 1
fer., shots & wormed.
COCKATIELS (2), with cage.
$75 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
CONURES (3), Mated pair &
older baby w/large cage. $600
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
KERR PUPPIES- 7 1/2 wks,
free to good homes only
Puppy. Female. 3 weeks old.
Free to good home only. PIs.
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TOY FOX TERRIER & Japa-
nese Chin both males $450.
for both. Or will sep.
SATELLITE RECEIVER, Dish
Network, model 2700 with
remote. $20 (863)763-0625
LADDER STANDS (2 MAN) 12
Ft. $85 (863)467-6818
BIG SCREEN TV Toshiba,
50", needs some work, but
is in working order.
TV, 48" Widescreen, with
base. $1300 (863)234-1067
AIR COMPRESSOR, 1hp, 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 want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm MiscellanMous 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-
tie, exp rider, $1800
CRAFTSMAN RIDING MOWER
LC100, B&S, 17.5hp, 9mths.
new, exc.cond. $900 or best
offer. 863-763-1981 Okee
HUSKY RIDING MOWER- au-
to, 18hp, 42" cut, $250
LAWN TRACTOR, Husky Su-
preme, 26hp, 54" cut, 10Ocu.
ft. trailer, 94 hrs on motor.
$2000 neg. (863)634-1055
MTD MOWER- 12HR 38" cut,
runs good, $150
MURRAY RIDING MOWER
42" cut, 15hp Kohler com-
mand eng. Turn key ready.
$450. 863-697-9884 Joe
PUSH MOWER, 6 hp, 22" cut,
self propelled. $60
QUEEN PALM 30' healthy,
partially promoted by Wilma.
You dig & haul. $60 or best of-
fer. 239-728-6273 ALVA
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
11hp, older model, $200
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
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
KINGS BAY: 1 BR, Furnished
w/ W&D, $825 mo. + sec.
dep. You pay electric.
(863)634-1268 / 763-8349
N. of OKEE -2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
3:30pmo or e-mail
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
OKEECHOBEE EFFICIENCY- Ig
bedroom, in town, no pets,
1st & sec + util, $500/mo.
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-smk.
env., Lawn care. $1300..mo.,
1st, last & sec. 941-504-3954
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
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side. 4 Br., 2Ba., $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.
Bring 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
QUACHITA- 14FT, center con-
sole, fiberglass, 25HP Evin-
rude, Continental trailer
STARCRAFT 16' needs bat-
tery. 50hp Johnson, w/trlr.
CROSS COUNTRY- 30ft, new
tires, $2500 or best of-
BOAT MOTOR- Mere .15hp,
2005, low hours, $1200
YAMAHA '04, 4hp cycle mo-
tor, like new, less than 100
hrs., 10ft. Tracker boat, tank,
oar. $1100 (863)675-0162
850 sq. ft. w/
3 offices & bath.
month + utilities.
"The White House"
1120 S. Parrott Ave
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Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
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
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, ,v;r r relo i j lirr. 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
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, Vidalia,
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Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobie Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sate 2020
MOBILE HOME DOORS- Interi-
or, Exterior & Cupboard
doors. $175. Will separate.
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/1ba, In
M/H Pk. in Okee. Turn Key,
$24K Negot. (305)345-2472
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 30356
ALUMACRAFT V14, seats, an-
chors, lights, $1250/best of-
fer. Includes tackle. Call
BASS TRACKER, '88, 40hp
Johnson, new trolling motor,
tandem trailer, $1500 or best
BOAT-17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
MARATHON 1985, Cabin
Cruiser, 21 Ft., 190 hp. Merc.
$3500 neg. MooreHaven
PONTOON 20'- Brand New,
60hp E-tech, inclds new
PONTOON BOAT 25'1996
completely redone w/Evin.
112hp,'04 dualaxletri r., $10K
or best offer. 863-634-7163
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
CHEVY COLORADO BEDLIN-
ER, like new, $125.
CHEVY S-10 ENGINE &
TRANS- 89-90, 4cyl, 2 fen-
ders, hood, all for $350 or
best offer (863)467-5680 .
ELEC FUEL PUMP- Brand
new, never used, diesel or
gas, 15 gal per minute, $300
or best offer (863)467-5680
ENGINE: 258 cu. in. Rts Jeeps
or American Motors Cars.
Runs good. $150.
EVINRUDE '89, 70hp Out-
board, runs excellent, can
Classic 1967 Triumph Chop-
per Project, 650cc, good title,
complete bike, needs ring job.
DIRT BIKE 2003, DRZ110,
Great shape. $1200.
HONDA GOLDWING '77,
$1400 or best offer.
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
YAMAHA VIRAGO 1998, 1100
CC, 12,400 mls., Garage
kept. Excellent condition.
GO CART, 3.5hp Briggs &
Stratton, single seat, roll
cage, good condition, $195
or best offer. (863)763-3334
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
TRAVEL TRAILER, 28ft. Needs
work, has alot of potential.
$700 (863)675-1113 Muse
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
BMW rare 535i1990 Great for
the $. White w/tan leather, new
motor, trans, AC & more. Only
BUICK CENTURY WAGON '96,
6 cyl. Auto, Traier hitch A NC
$2400. Or tEsi ofter
BUICK SKYHAWK '87, Runs
great. Asking $700.
863-675-1113 Muse area
CADILLAC EL DORADO '94,
CHEVY MONTE CARLO '98, 2
door LS coupe, 88k, good
condition, fire red. $5000 or
best offer. (863)763-8504
FORD MUSTANG 1995, V6,
Auto., A/C, 70,800 miles.
Very good condition. $3500
FORD TAURUS '91- strong
motor, good glass & body,
needs trans work, $250 neg
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
PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $2300 or
best offer. (863)697-8507
TOYOTA PASEO 1992, Needs
work. $500. (863)357-1365
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
w/den on 1.5 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.
YaOm next Job cou be in
today's classtleds. 1Ml
you look tor It?
OFFICE SPACE -900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
Okeechobee News, Tuesday, August 22, 2006
'FORD F150'90 -
No motor, parts only. $400
FORD TRITON '98- good run-
ning cond. $900 or best offer
FRAME: w/ Front End suspen-
sion and rear end. Fits 1978
3/4 Ton Suburban $75.
GENERAL P255/70R17 TIRES,
(3), $90. (863)763-8969
REAR END: 8" Ford, Fits
1960's Mustangs and Fal-
cons. 5 lug bolt pattern.
RIMS (4), Low profile, 4 lug,
off a '97 Honda Civic. $250
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.
TRUCK ENGINE: 6 cyl. w/3
speed manual transmission.
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 SILVERADO '86- 1/2
ton, '72 rebuilt Chevy 454 &
700 R4 trans, recent rebuild,
$1800 neg (863)467-1958
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 '89, 300, 6 cyl., 5
spd., has electrical prob-
lems. $1200 or best offer.
FORD F150 '94, a/c, new tires,
lift package, tool box. $2500
or best offer. (863)517-1780
FORD F150 '94- Gray, 4wd,
cold AC, rebuilt trans, new
radiator, oversize new tires,
FORD F250 XLT LARIAT, '90,
cold a/c, runs excellent,
FORD RANGER '92, Mud truck
with 33-12-15 Super Swam-
pers. Ready to play!! $600
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.
PLYMOUTH SUV- '92, Mitsu-
bishi Motor. Standard 5 spd.,
new tires, 4 cyl., cold a/c.
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
Hauler 2003, 6x12, like new,
3800 miles on tires, $3500
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.
@ $2500. 863-634-1018
LAWN TRAILER- 12'x7', Low
tilt bed. Lock box. Like new
OPEN TANDEM AXLE TRLR.
6x12, Drive on ramps. $850.
863-675-7391 after 6pm
UTILITY TRAILER- 16 x 7, sin-
gle axle car trailer, $450 or
best offer (863)632-9166
UTILITY TRAILER: 5x8, Brand
new! $1000 (863)675-3558
UTILITY TRAILER- 5'x8', Tilt,
Angle iron sides. Located in
Ft. Drum area. $475. or best
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY, '94, runs, needs work,
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.
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.,
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Public Notice 5005
State Pubic -
Legal Notice 5500
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LUCY S. HILER
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration 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,
Flonda 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 a copy of this notice
Is served must file theirclaims with
this court WITHIN THEATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OFTHIS NOTICE
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate. In-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OFTHE
FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO'FILED WILL BE
The date of first publication of this Notice
is Aug. 20,2086
Attorneyfor Personal Representative
WesleyR. Harvin, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 219053
900 East Ocean Blvd. Suite 210-B
Stuart, FL 34994
13756 88th Place North
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33412
156602 ON 8/20 thru 9/2/06
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
CASE NO.: 2005-DP-006
IN THE INTEREST OF:
D.R.C. DOB: 6/4/04
Mother of the minor child:
TO: Father of D.R.C., Anthony Booker
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A PE-
TITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHIL-
DREN AND FAMILIES IN THE ABOVE-
STYLED COURT FOR THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS RELA-
TIVE TO D.R.C. A MALE CHILD, BORN
ON THE 4TH DAY OF JUNE 2004. THE
CHILD WAS BORN IN THE COUNTY OF
PALM BEACH COUNTY IN THE STATE
OF FLORIDA. YOU ARE COMMANDED
TO BE AND APPEAR BEFORE A
JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT,
JUVENILE DIVISION IN THE ABOVE-
STYLED COURT LOCATED AT:
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
312 N.W. 3rd STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 1:30 P.M. ON THE 26TH DAY OF
SEPTEMBER, 2006, FOR HEARING
AND TO SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID PE-
TITION SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED, IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, ONE
MAY BE APPOINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID
COURT AND THE SEAL THEREOF,
THIS 3rd DAY OF AUGUST, 2006.
CLERK OF COURT
By: Heather Thomas
153739 ON 8/8,15,22,29/06
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
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clean un a breeze
The most important
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Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at Public Auction
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Pt., FL 33438.
1991 Oldsmobile (WHIT) 4-D
1993 Ford (Station Wagon)BGE
1994 Chrysler (Maroon) 4D
1987 Pick Up Chevy (BGE)
Sale date: September 4,2006
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YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
'toner. cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
.ridges, 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 mes-
sage. The donation is tax deductible.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth education
-classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W Fifth Ave. For,
information, call the HealthvStart office at (863) 462-5877. ,,
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalitionr \\ill be offering par-
enting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women and
parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a gift. This
adults-only parenting class consists of~six, one-hour classes. You must
attend all six classes.to get a certificate of completion. No child care will
be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.
AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping with the
event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year, which is Breast
Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer survivor or would like to be
a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Car-
rie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers a
continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7 until 8 p.m.
Attendance each week earns participants an opportunity to "purchase"
items from their Bab. Boutique. For information, call (863) 763-8859; or,
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part of
a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To become
a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (863) 610-0973.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in 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 Sat-
urday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of August may
be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood types are need-
ed. 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.\\ Patrk St, has services available at
no charge to help people in their search for the right employee or job. For
more, xisit iheirweb sit- a('-\:xw.icobs.or; or, call (863) 462-5350.
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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.
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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 AUTHOR until 2:00 Dm Thursday.
September 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 willnot
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 administration/laboratory building, yard piping, electrical and controls. The
existing aeration basin and clarillers are constructed of re-stressed concrete.
Coordination with the manufacturer of the tanks Is required in the performance of
Bids may be submitted by completing the bid schedule listed in the Proposal.
The successful bidder shall be required to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority successful experience in building, mechanical, and
electrical construction of projects of similarity and complexity.
All work performed shall be in accordance with the Contract Documents which may
be examined at the office of the ENGINEER, Metzger & 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, nc., upon payment of $225.00 for each Document plus postage and
handling. Returnm of the Documents is not required, and the amount paid for the
Documents is non-refundable. Partial sets of the documents will not be provided.
A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Tuesday, Septembet 19, 2006, 2:00 PM.
in the Board Room of OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY 100 SW 5TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE FL 34974. Attendance at the Pre-BId Conference is not required but
is strongly encouraged. A site visit is scheduled for after the pre-bid conference.
A certified or 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 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 tt 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 Okeechobee 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 Florida and isted in the Department of Treasury Federal Register.
All bonds (bid, payment and performance) shall be countersigned by a Florida
The Okeechobee Utility Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids, with or
without cause, to waive technical errors and Informalities, or to accept the Bld(s)
which in its judgment best serves the Okeechobee Utility Authority. All bids shall
remain open for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of bid
The Okeechobee Utility Authority
By: John F. Hayford, PE, Executive Director
M155" Okeechobee FL 34974
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sign ups slated
Sign-ups for the O.C.R.A. tackle
football, flag football and cheer-
leading programs will take place
Aug. 26, and Sept. 9 at the Okee-
chobee Sports Complex, 580 N.W.
27th Lane, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Parents and/or guardians must
accompany the child being
enrolled. A copy of the child's birth
certificate is required.
The enrollment fee for tackle
football is $75 per player, and $60
per participant in the flag football
and cheerleading programs.
These programs are open to
children 6 to 12 years of age.
Registration for the Okee-
chobee County Parks and Recre-
ation Department's Youth Soccer
League will be held each weekday
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. beginning
Monday, Aug. 21, and ending Fri-
day, Sept. 1.
The sign-ups will be held at the
department's office at 640 N.W.
27th Lane in the Okeechobee
County Sports Complex.
The sign-up fee is $25 per child.
The league will consist of five
divisions: 14 and under, 12 and
under, 10 and under, 8 and under
and 6 and under. Parents will be
required to present a copy of the
participant's birth certificate at the
time of registration. The partici-
pant's age as of Dec. 31, 2006, will
turkey hunt applications, for the
2007 season, are now available
from the Florida Fish and Wildlife
To apply, hunters can obtain
applications at MyFWC.com and
at all FWC regional offices. Appli-
cations will be accepted at
MyFWC.com, county tax collec-
tors' offices or at any license agent
beginning 10 a.m. (EDT) Sept. 12
and must be received by midnight
Oct. 17. A random drawing
decides who will receive the cov-
Demand for these hunts is typi-
cally greater than the number of
available permits, but hunters can
increase their chances of being
selected by submitting as many $5
nonrefundable applications as
they like. Successful applicants
pay an additional $50 $175,
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determine their age division.
The minimum enrollment for
each division is 30 players.
Games will be played locally
and are scheduled to begin Satur-
day, Sept. 30. League play will end
For information, call (863) 763-
Ladies keg league
opens y 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 experi-
enced. 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
Saturday, Sept. 16.
depending on the special-oppor-
tunity hunt area selected.
Participation rules limit out-of-
state hunters to one permit per
hunt. These special hunts have
been created for sportsmen look-
ing to take an Osceola, the "crown
jewel" of the turkey hunters'
Grand Slam. The FWC designs
special-opportunity turkey hunts
to take place on large tracts of
land, with great habitat, healthy
turkey populations and with a lim-
ited number of hunters.
The Osceola is a highly prized
subspecies of wild turkey, which
occurs only in peninsular Florida,
and can be found south of and
including Dixie, Gilchrist, Alachua,
Union, Bradford, Clay and Duval
counties. All hunts take place
within the Osceola turkey's range.
For more information on spe-
cial-opportunity Osceola turkey
hunts, visit MyFWC.com/hunting.
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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.
For information, call the church
at (863) 763-1699.
Chobee Bulls squad
The Chobee Bulls football
squad will sponsor a carwash
fundraiser on. Saturday, Aug. 26,
from 9 a.m. until,2 p.m. at Wal-
Mart. Contact John Rhoden :at
(863) 634-7636 or Mary Jane
Schoonmaker at (863) 634-0326 for
Bulls will host
The Chobee Bulls will sponsor a
softball tournament fundraiser Sat-
urday, Aug. 26, at the men's softball;
fields across from Yearling Middle
School beginning at 7a.m.
The entry fee is $275. '
Teams will hit their own soft-i
balls and there will be two desig-
nated home run hitters. There willY
also be a home run derby. J
For information contact Johrn
Kemp at (772) 370-5497, Bubba
Harden at (772) 370-2241 or Mary,
Jane Schoonmaker at (863) 634-
to start Sept. 2
The Christian Team Trail will not
hold their monthly bass tourna-
ments during the months of July
They will resume their tourna-
ment trail on Sept. 2.
Anyone interested in joining the
Okeechobee High School boys or
girls' golf team should pick up a
physical form at the high school
office or at Quality T's as soon as-
In order to participate, a current
physical must be on record with
For information contact coach
Mark Ward at (863) 634-1722.
OHS gold seats
are now available
Gold seats for Brahman home
football games are now on sale.
Gold seats cost $100 each and
allow entry to all regular-season
home games, and for all Brahman
For information, contact Daryl
Roehm, OHS athletic director, at
league is forming
Sign-ups are now being accept-
ed for the Thursday Night Ladies
For information, call Kathy
Rowland at (863) 467-5309 or by e-
mail at email@example.com;
or, contact Marilyn at (863) 634-
0397 or by e-mail at
Sign-ups can also be done at
Stardust Lanes, 1465 U.S 441 S.E.,
or contact themat (863) 467-1800
OHS rodeo team
The Florida High School Rodeo
Association (FHSRA) and the
Okeechobee High School Rodeo
Team are getting ready to kick off a
The team is looking for new
team members. If you would like to
take part in this great sport, contact
Darlene Bass at (863) 634-5815 or
go to the FHSRA website at
then go to the membership page
and download your forms.
The first rodeo of the season will
take place in Kissimmee on Sept. 9
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