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Clients of the Okeechobee Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC) participated in a
Special STARS District Bowling Tournament on Saturday, Au: 1%,in Highlands County
against more than 70 participants and brought home medals and ribbons for their
efforts. Those who received awards were: (front row, left to right) Mary-fourth place rib-
bon and Lucy-second place silver medal; (back row, left to right) Steven-first place gold
medal, Nathan-fourth place ribbon, Tom-second place silver medal and Bill-second
place silver medal.
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By Pete Gawda
It was a relatively quiet and
uncontroversial meeting of the
Okeechobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments
and Appeals Tuesday, Aug. 22.
With little discussion, they
approved installation of a used
dwelling unit and granted three
preliminary plat approvals and
two special exceptions. They
also recommended approval for
all but one of the four requested
Kimberly Korbel received
permission to install a. used,
dwelling unit in a residential
rural zoning district on S E. 134th
The board granted the spe-
cial exception requested by
P.D.P. Lands, LLC that would
allow the company to operate a
service station with the package
sale of wine in a neighborhood
commercial 2 zoning district
located southwest of the inter-
section of N.E. 144th Drive and
U.S. 441 N.
Carroll Word had requested a
change in zoning from govern-
ment use and residential single
family to neighborhood com-
mercial-2 for S.R. 70 E. property.
This zoning change would allow
for expansion of the applicant's
nursery business. The board rec-
ommended that the county
commission grant the request.
In connection with this
See Zoning Page 2
By Chauna Aguilar
The city technical review
committee met at 10 a.m. on
Wednesday, Aug. 23, to discuss
issues with the site plans of two
businesses proposing develop-
Parking issues seemed to be
the top concern with both devel-
New American Physical Ther-
apy, owned by Muhammad
Nooruddin, was presented by
Loris Asmussen, from Asmussen
Engineering, LLC, along with
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involved in the development.
The proposed site plan for the
two-story building was reviewed
by city planner Jim LaRue.
Ladaysha King was present in
the absence of Mr. LaRue. Ms.
King presented the review to the
committee with the following
Maximum height of the
building was not presented with-
in the site plan, which is not to
exceed 45 feet.
Land development code
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Man arrested after pulling gun on couple
A 46-year-old Okeechobee
man was arrested Thursday
evening after he allegedly pulled a
handgun on a man and his wife.
Arrested was Charles Andomo
Miller, S.E. 22nd St. He was
charged with the felony of aggra-
vated assault with a firearm, and
the misdemeanor of improper
display of a firearm. He is being
held in the Okeechobee County
Jail without bond.
According to an arrest affidavit
by Deputy Lieutenant Keith Mur-
rish of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Miller had
a concealed weapons permit.
that a local
man and his
wife were driv-
ing along S.W
19th Street and
were going to a
they saw an Charles
unknown man Miller
toward the rel-
Because there were several
children in the relative's yard, the
couple pulled beside the pedestri-
an and the man rolled down his
The pedestrian, later identified
as Miller, reportedly said "could I
help you?" As he said this, he dis-
played a badge with his left hand
and pulled a pistol from the waist-
band of his pants, stated Lt. Mur-
The man then reached out the
window in an attempt to grab the
gun but his wife, who was driv-
ing, sped away.
The couple then notified the
Following a brief investigation,
deputies went to Miller's home to
speak with him. In his report, Lt.
Murrish said Miller gave the
deputies his weapons permit and
led them to a bedroom where a
Ruger 9 mm handgun was found.
The affidavit states that the gun's
magazine was loaded but there
was no round in the chamber.
The report, stated Lt. Murrish,
will be forwarded to the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services Division of
Licensing for review.
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request, the owner was granted a
special exception to allow for a
retail plant nursery in a neighbor-
hood commercial-2 zoning district,
contingent upon county commis-
sion approval of the zoning
The board also recommended
approval of a request for a change
in zoning from agriculture to neigh-
borhood commercial-2 from MGA
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
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Maronda Homes had two
results for rezoning. They own
Basswood lots on the east side of
U.S. 98 to the north and south of
N.W. 36th Street. The company
had requested zoning changes
from commercial to residential sin-
gle family for each group of lots. It
was their intention to build display
homes that would later be sold as
The board recommended the
county commission deny the
request for rezoning the lots south
of N.W. 36th Street, feeling that that
property should stay commercial.
However, the board did recom-
mend the rezoning of the lots to the
north of N.W. 36th Street because
the consensus was that these lots
would be better served by the zon-
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-
sion meeting room at the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 304
N.W. Second St.
Preliminary plat approval wAs
granted to Bridgewater Crossing,
LLC, property owner, and Anthony
Seibert, applicant, for the proposed
106-unit Bridgewater Crossing
townhouse condominium to be
located on N.E. 39th Boulevard.
George H. Cooper, LLC, Okee-
chobee VWS Ventures and Sun-
dance Trails LLC were granted two
requests for preliminary plat
The preliminary plat was
approved for the proposed 39-lot
The Lakes at Sundance Trails sub-
division on the east side of N.E.
Preliminary plat approval was
also granted for the re-plat of 26
lots in the 76-10t Sundance Trails
Ranch subdivision on the north
side of N.E. 120th Street near N.E.
The board gave unanimous
approval to suggest improvements
to the Okee-Tantie Recreation Area
and the Okeechobee County Civic
Center in association with a grant
application from the Florida Recre-
ation Development Assistance Pro-
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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
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 produc-
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.
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
Everglades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and
will be even more susceptible to, being struck by the propeller of an
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requires medical offices within the
CHV zoning district to provide one
parking space per 180 square feet
of floor area. The proposed build-
ing is 9,960' square feet, which
requires 55 parking spaces. Appli-
cant has only provided 32 spaces.
In landscaping, the applicant
should also provide one more tree
and three more shrubs.
In response to these issues, Mr.
McRee assured the committee that
the height would be well under the
required 45 feet. He said the build-'
ing should come in between 3.4 to
35 feet in height. Mr. Asmussen
quickly resolved that the additional
landscaping would be accommo-
The real issues were about the
use of the building which was
being presented as completely for
medical use, and the requirement
of more parking spaces.
The property owner, Mr.
Nooruddin, explained to the board
that the portion of the building used
for New American Physical Thera-
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py would only encompass approxi-
mately 25 percent of the bottom
The upper floor would consist
of storage and another business,
also owned by Mr. Nooruddin, Big
Lake Home Health, which provides
home health services to clients.
This business only has three
employeeipludjmg ,lirnself, ,and
no clients receive care at the office.
The physical therapy business
would consist of clients being seen
by 'appointment on Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays. On Tues-
days and Thursdays, he does the
home visits for physical, speech
and occupational therapies.
Tom Forbes, city building offi-
cial, proposed the question on the
possibility of changing the calcula-
tion of parking based on the differ-
ing uses of the building.
Using calculations concurrent
with the land development code,
that would bring the number of
required spaces down to 40 instead
of the 55 required for a fully medical
building. The upper floor would be
presented as professional use and
the bottom floor would, be present-
ed as medical use.
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with the requests of the committee
to install a fire hydrant to protect the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
Executive Director John Hayford
proposed that the owner be
responsible for repairs to the 16-
inch water main since it is under
the area to be used as the parking
Ms. King was requested by the
committee to have a parkirig 'std'dy
done to examine the actual useat
peak time of operation in concur-
rence with land development code
Mr. Asmussen is going to work
on the issue of parking by research-
ing diagonal parking along the
While the second item on the
agenda also dealt with parking, the
circumstances are different.
The proposed development,
MD-13 Warehouses, is owned by
Roland Mossel and was presented
by Mr. Asmussen.
The 13 units are going to be built
as a shell of a building in order to
accommodate either selling or leas-
ing of parts of the building. This
causes the committee to be forced
to calculate the parking regulations
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based on the worst case scenario
that would require the maximum
amount of spaces.
The developer wants to accom-
modate this requirement so that
businesses interested in buying the
units would not face opposition
when they were requesting
approval. Given space constraints,
however, they will have to address
the issue of only being allowed 25
percent'street plrklrig, which limits
the amount of space for the devel-
Other items to be addressed
about MD-13 Warehouses included
setback requirements, fire lanes
and building height.
Mr. Asmussen will be revising
the site plan to reflect the required
setbacks, include the height of the
building, the addition of fire lanes
around the building and address
issues with pipes with Donnie
Robertson, the city public works
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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, August 24, 2006
UF research funding tops $500M
GAINESVILLE The Univer-
sity of Florida's research funding
topped more than $500 million
for the first time in the school's
The research funding grew 5
percent in 2006, reaching a
record $518.8 million for the fis-
cal year that ended June 30, in
large part due to a $13.4 million
increase in funding from the
National Institutes of Health.
Federal funding rose to
$324.4 million. Other major fed-
eral sponsors include the
National Science Foundation,
$39.6 million; the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture, $33.3 mil-
lion; and the Department of
Defense, $23.1 million. UF's
industry funding rose to $62.4
million last year.
"Growth in research has a
ripple effect across all of the uni-
versity's missions," President
Bernie Machen said. The work
of the faculty is "the engine of a
robust research enterprise that
increases economic develop-
ment collaborations, provides
unique opportunities for stu-
dents and enhances the universi-
ty's reputation among its peers."
The school's Institute on
Aging received two large Nation-
al Institutes of Health's awards:
$2.7 million to study how exer-
cise can prevent disability in the
elderly and $2.7 million to study
designed to improve walking in
the first year after a stroke
Among the largest industry
grants was $1.5 million to con-
duct clinical trials on new HIV
treatments and $1.5 million to
study the use of lasers to repair
macular degeneration that leads
The university Health Science
,Center accounted for just over
half of the school's total, with its
six colleges receiving a record
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State programs to
TALLAHASSEE Grants total-
ing $35.5 million from two state
programs will be distributed to
public and private career centers,
community colleges and universi-
ties for training in employment
fields of critical need, officials said.
The state's Succeed, Florida!
program, in its second year will
award 156 competitive grants to
support new and expanding pro-
grams in nursing and allied health
fields, manufacturing, automotive
technology and teacher certifica-
tion with $33.4 million.
Those sectors have been tar-
geted by Enterprise Florida and
Workforce Florida, the state's
public-private economic develop-
ment and employment agencies.
The Succeed, Florida! total
includes $5.3 million in grants for
102 new career academies. Last
year, the program distributed $31
million in competitive and career
"The best economic develop-
ment tool is an educated work
force," said Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings.
"It is better than all the incentives
that we can offer because it is the
first thing that new businesses and
expanding businesses look for."
Jennings and Education Com-
missioner John Winn also
announced 38 grants totaling
nearly $2.1 million in first-year
spending for career training under
the state's new A-Plus-Plus pro-
gram aimed at esicreasing the rigor
and relevance of Florida's high
The A-Plus-Plus grants include
programs in health care, teach-
ing, information technology,
finance, firefighting, construc-
tion, building design, graphics,
automotive services and sports
"If we can stay on this mission
for three years we will forever
change the face of high school
education," Winn said.
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School students will be attending RE. at the Okeechobee Sports Complex for four weeks
in three day intervals per class.
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The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving 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 Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
Robert Shanks, 46, N.W. 43rd
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Aug. 21 by Deputy G. Popovich on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with aggravated child
abuse. He was released on his own
Joseph Lee Hastings, 27,
. Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 21
by Deputy G. Popovich on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with the felony of
contributing to the delinquency of
a minor. His bond was set at $500.
Joseph Earl Snyder, 40, N.E.
11th St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Aug. 21 by Deputy W Suggs on an
Okeechobee warrant charging him
with the felony of failure to appear
possession of cocaine. He is
being held without bond.
Melvin Jay Thomas, 51, N.W.
14th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Aug. 21 by Deputy G. Popovich
on warrant charging him with the
felony of petit theft. His bond was
set at $500.
Robert Eugene Counts, 56,
N.W First St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 21 by Deputy Lieu-
tenant K. Murrish on a warrant
charging him with the felony of
driving while license suspended -
habitual offender. His bond was set
David Lyons, 50, S.E. Second
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Aug. 21 by Deputy G. Popovich on
a warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation grand theft and
violation of probation high speed
fleeing. He is being held without
Jessica Lynn Henson, 20, Sen-
ate St., Auburndale, was arrested
on Aug. 21 by Deputy G. Popovich
on a warrant charging her with the
felony of violation of probation -
petit theft. She is being held with-
Elisa Alley, 37, N.W Fifth St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 21
by Deputy Corporal Marcus Collier
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging her with the felony of
obtaining property for worthless
check over $149. Her bond was set
e Ivan Frost, 22, N.E. 16th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 22
by Deputy Sergeant Robert Cole-
man on a felony charge of posses-
sion of cocaine, and misdemeanor
charges of battery and possession
of marijuana. His bond was set at
Terry R. Johnson, 39, S.E.
33rd St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Aug. 22 by Deputy Michael
Hazellief on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him failure to
appear possession of cocaine,
failure to appear possession of
drug paraphernalia and failure to
appear driving while license sus-
pended with knowledge. His bond
was set at $50,000.
Joshua G. Arnold, 23, N. Par-
rott Ave., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Aug. 21 by Deputy Sam Thomas
on an out-of-county warrant charg-
ing him with violation of probation
- grand theft auto, violation of pro-
bation felony battery (two
counts) and violation of probation
- injuring or killing a police dog. He
is being held without bond.
*William Garcia, 36, S.R. 70 E.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 22
by Deputy Augustin Saucedo on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with worthless check
over $150. His bond was set at
Mark David Shrauger, 47,
N.W. 272nd St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 22 by Deputy Roy
Gilchrist on charges of felony driv-
ing under the influence and felony
driving while license suspended
with knowledge. His bond was set
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CATS: In response to Appalled: my wife and I are not advocating
the killing of any animals but we are opposed to cats coming into our
yard and lying in wait for birds and squirrels in our flower garden. We
enjoy feeding and watching the antics of birds and squirrels in our
yard. If you want a cat or any other animal as a pet, fine; but keep it in
your own yard as required in Article 1, Section 10-6 of the Okeechobee
Letter to the Editor
To a great
bunch of folks
My wife, Millie, was a resident
at the Okeechobee Health Care
Facility from April 22, 2003, until
she passed there on Friday, Aug.
18. 1 would certainly be remiss if I
didn't comment on how great she
was treated there and the courte-
ous respect I was always afforded
when visiting her.
I realize from time to time we
are bombarded by horror stories
concerning various nursing
homes but nothing could be far-
ther from the truth concerning
our local establishment. Every
member of that establishment,
that I met there, was always kind
and helpful and believe me,
there are no "easy" jobs there.
The nurses on "A" Wing, par-
ticularly Sandy, Lisa and Cecilia,
were great along with the aides
who helped Mill with her daily
schedule of getting through the
day as a semi-invalid a tough
job by any means.
I cannot limit my appreciation
to "A" Wing alone and must bring
Elaine Roddenberry, the account-
ant into the picture who always
gave me great advice, even
though I made a pest of myself at
times; Ruth Fettes, whom had a
great shoulder for me to cry on at
times; and I haven't forgotten
Kathy, the beautiful hairdresser
who Millie loved for the great job
she did on her hair I wish she
could help me out.
A while back when Millie's
brother and sister-in-law -
known for being real critical peo-
ple came to visit her they com-
mented on how clean and spot-
less the place was and that
nothing "smelly" assailed their
I do hope that the brass there
realize what a great bunch of
folks they have working for them
and who are doing really tough
jobs. I do and I won't forget them.
Thanks all as you're great and
William "Bill" Douglas
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held at the St. Theresa
Catholic Church fellowship hall at Chobee Loop and S.R. 78 in
Buckhead Ridge from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept.
9, and Saturday, Sept. 16. The tuition is $10 per person and must
be paid by Sept. 9, and must be paid by check. Participants do
not have to be AARP members or have AARP auto insurance.
Participants must be age 55 or older to qualify for auto insur-
ance discounts in Florida. For information or to sign up, contact
instructor Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.
Barnyard Buddies plan meeting '
The first meeting of the. Barnyard Buddies 4-H ClU 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
Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tues-
day, 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)'
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be
offering religious education classes for children beginning Sun-
day, 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 information, call the parish
office at (863) 763-3727.
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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. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For infor-
mation, 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 information,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
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
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.
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 Mar-
garet 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 interest-
ed 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, 301 W. 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) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected: by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-
2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at
7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893
days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might
need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the
One Stop Center,'123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives
will be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second 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
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
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
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 260 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)
A.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 Stf.Ilt'wll'b'i 'opder speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance 6Club wpipomes the public to their..
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:I30 p,m., at the,epbrinng 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) 467-
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7 a.m. in
the park under the covered bandstand. We will have a short discus-
sion of business and get on the ride by 7:30 a.m. Anyone is welcome
to ride twice before joining: For information on the ride for the week or
any questions, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247, Debbie
Izzo at (863) 634-6257 Or Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251..
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m.
The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in
Okeechobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a ques-
tion/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229
N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at 1-
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
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.
(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 inter-
ested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There
is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Learning Coalition meetings slated
The venue for the Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Mar-
tin and Okeechobee Counties Aug. 24 meetings has been
changed. The meetings will now be held at the Roger Poitras
Administration Building, conference room 3, 2300 Virginia
Avenue, in Fort Pierce. The coalition's executive committee will
meet at 12:30 p.m., and will be followed by the full coalition meet-
ing at 1:30 p.m. If needed, the executive committee will recon-
vene immediately following the full coalition meeting. For infor-
mation, contact Dorett Williams at (772) 489-8120, ext. 10.
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 Learn-
ing Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties
will meet Thursday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. in the coalition's confer-,,
ence 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,
Coalition executive panel to meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties will meet Thurs-
day, 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.
Church sponsors youth soccer league
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., is sponsoring an..,
UPWARD soccer league for 4 year olds through sixth grade and'
the deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 25. The last evaluations will
be held at the church on Thursday, Aug. 24, and Friday, Aug. 25,;
from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Each participant must attend one evalua-
tion. 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
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 pur chased fromany mem-
ber of the Lodge, or at the door. Contact Jos3no rano 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 Okee-
chobee 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 tour-
nament. On the day of the event, barbecue chicken and rib din-
ners 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 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 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.
Church offering special class
The Abundant Blessings Church, 4550 U.S. 441 N., is offering a
free class taught by Reverend Frank Adams on the importance of a
healthy mind. The class will begin Sunday, Sept. 3, and will last for
12 weeks. The class will start at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. The class
will cover the relationship between one's thoughts and physical
control and spiritual health. For information, call (863) 763-3736.
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
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Service Club Briefs
The American Legion Post
#64 is Located at 501 S.E. Second
St. The Post phone number is
The Post will temporarily
change their hours of operation
to Sunday, Monday Tuesday and
Thursday 1 until 8 p.m.;
Wednesday- noon until 8 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily
serving a regular menu. The
hours of operation are: Monday,
Thursday and Friday from 1 until
3:30 p.m.; Wednesday,, tacos
served from noon until 6 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday from 1
until 8 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m. -'Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and
on Thursday nights beginning at
6 p.m. for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will
be from 4 until 7 p.m.
Bingo is held every Satur-
day and Sunday night starting at
6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
.* The Sons of the American
Legion steak dinner will be held
on the third Sunday of each
month from 3 until 6 p.m. for a
$10 donation. The dinner will
include steak, baked potato,
salad, dessert, coffee and tea.
There will be entertainment
from 3 until 7 p.m.
*Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold
a regular informational meeting
on the first Saturday of the
month at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78
W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new mem-
bers are available.
Call Chuck Gillespie at (863)
697-1451, or Jerry Lee, Shields at
(863) 467-8779 or (863)634-
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary
meetings are the first Saturday of
the month at 10 am. Contact the
Post at 467-2882 for information.
Eagles Aeries #4137
Every Tuesday bingo at 1
p.m. Food will be available for a
Every second Tuesday:
spaghetti dinner with salad and
garlic bread from 5 until 7 p.m.
for a $3.50 donation.
Wednesday: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until? Food will be
Every Thursday: washer
toss at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy.
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from 9
until 11 a.m. for $5 donation.
Call the AERIES for other
events at (863) 763-2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S:R. 70 East. For information, call
Elks plan barbecue dinner
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third will be the
regular meeting starting at 8
Wednesday: bingo will be
at 7 p.m. The public is invited.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Refresh-
ments will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and enter-
tainment starting at 6 p.m. Mem-
bers and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo
from 2 p.m. until ?
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information about
the club and events, call Bucky
Yoder at (863) 467-7342 or Matt
Buxton at (863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second
and fourth Mondays of each
month starting at 7:30 p.m.
Okeechobee Lodge No. 237,
F&AM Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, Aug. 26: the
Lodge will host a spaghetti din-
ner 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.
Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned
on the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming
activities, contact W.M. Margaret
at (863) 467-8020.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S.
78 W in Buckhead Ridge. The
Lodge's phone number is (863)
Tuesday, Aug. 29: Moose
enrollment meeting at 7 p.m. All
prospective members should
attend this meeting.
Sunday breakfast will be
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
Thursday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until
7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (863)
763-2250 for the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night
starting at 7 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
there will be music for dancing.
Call to see who is playing..
' :SalurdaV i'ight meal's will
be served. starting at 6 p.m. Sat-
urday is karaoke at 8 p.m. Call
for the menu.
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W.
36th St. in Okeechobee. For
information and meal menus,
call the Lodge at (863) 763-4954.
Social quarters open daily
from noon until 8 p.m.
General men's meeting is
the second and fourth Wednes-
day at 7 p.m.
WOTM #956 meeting is the
second and fourth Tuesday at
Men's officer meeting first
and third Tuesday of each month
at 7 p.m.
Women's officer meeting
on the first Tuesday of each
month at 8 p.m.
General meeting on the sec-
ond Wednesday of each month
at 8 p.m.
Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday 5 p.m.
Moose races every Saturday
at 1 p.m. Washer toss at 3 p.m.
Karaoke with Chuck on
Sunday from 3 p.m. until ?, with
Turkey Shoot on the first
Sunday of each month at 9 a.m.
VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423
is located at 300 N.W. 34 St.
Events are seasonal, contact the
Post at (863) 763-0818 for infor-
mation or write the Post at P.O.
Box 1137, Okeechobee Fl.
34973. The Post opens at noon
Monday through Sunday.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be
available. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests.
Food will be available. Karaoke
will be from 6 until 10 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1
p.m. for members and guests
Karaoke will be from 6 until 10
p.m. Food will be available.
Sunday: dinner will be
available from 2 until 5 p.m., and
will be followed by karaoke from
6 until 10 p.m.
Every third Sunday there
will be a post meeting and ladies
auxiliary meeting at 11 a.m.
* The post membership
drive is under way, and the post
is striving for 100 percent. For
information, contact the quarter-
master at (863) 763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.
VFW Post #9528
a. :,'he VPost #9528 is locat-
dat 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours are
from noon until 8 p.m., Monday
We are taking applications for
new members for the VFW,
Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary,
AMVETS and AMVETS ladies
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner and Men's Auxiliary
or AmVets. Music will be avail-
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and
rolls will be served from 5:30
until 7 p.m. for a $10 donation.
Dancing immediately follows
Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday
of the month beginning at 10
a.m. The main meeting is on the
For information contpct Cornm
mander Johnnie-H'" Patent at
(863) 467-2882. .
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regula-
tion-size pool table.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at
1 p.m. on Sunday.
. Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Aux-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV. ..
e* Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule ofevents.-', -
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W., members will
meet the first and third Thursday
of each month at 8 p.m. .The club
is also available for weddings
and parties. For information call
the club at (863) 763-3378, Kip at
(863) 610-6659, or Keith at (863)
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The King comes to Okeechobee
John Wooden, Vince Lombar-
di, Marty Bielicki-legends all.
Coaches whose names summon
images of uncommon accom-
plishment. Coaches who define
achievement and excellence to
such a supernatural degree that
they surely must have 'the big
guy's' personal cell number. How
else can you explain such extend-
ed and continued success against
the very highest levels of competi-
All right, Wooden and Lom-
bardi you know about, but Bielic-
Marty Bielicki is literally the
dean at Martin County High
School and figuratively, the dean
of Treasure Coast volleyball. Con-
sider what the former wrestling
coach has done in 24 years at the
helm of the Tiger volleyball pro-
gram. 542 wins (first among all
public schools), 16 consecutive
state tournament appearances,
15 Treasure Lake Conference
championships (157-3 confer-
ence record), 13 district champi-
onships, two state runner-up fin-
ishes, one state championship,
Florida high school coach of the
year, 17 all-state players, 42 play-
ers played college ball. You get the
idea? The man walks on water at
Martin County. He's the King!
In 2005 the Tigers finished the
year 23-6 with a number eight
state ranking. Unfortunately, any-
thing less than a November trip to
Lakeland is a disappointing year
for the Martin County faithful.
Now comes the 2006 season and
there's talk of a rebuilding year.
Can the Tigers keep on keeping
on after graduating five seniors
and the bulk of last season's
offense? Well, it's Martin County
of course, and this is Marty Bielic-
ki's team. The King doesn't
"I've been around high school
volleyball in this area for a decade
and I've never seen a weak Martin
County team," explained Brah-
man head volleyball coach,
George May. "In all of those years
we've managed to win just two
games, not matches, from them.
To the best of my knowledge
Okeechobee has never beaten a
Martin County team in volleyball.
Of course we're in good compa-
ny. A lot of other area teams can
make the same claim."
Since 1990, with the inception
of the Treasure Lake Conference,
Martin County's conference
record is 157-3 and two of those
losses came in 1991 and 1992. To
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
(FWC) announced the availabili-
ty of $200,000 in grant funding
under the Florida Boating
Improvement Program (FBIP)
for boater education projects.
Projects eligible for funding
must increase public knowledge
of boating issues by generating
materials for distribution, educa-
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the 2006-07 fiscal year. There-
fore, projects must be complet-
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June 10, 2007.
Eligible applicants include
county governments, municipal-
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entities of the State of Florida.
Applications are being accepted
and must be received before
close of business Oct. 20, 2006.
A copy of the application,
policies and guidelines may be
For more information, e-mail
FBIP@MyFWC.com or call (850)
say they have dominated area
competition is an understatement
of monumental proportions.
They have 15 conference titles in
16 years, the lone exception in
2004 when a very strong Sebast-
ian River team ended their run.
When the Tigers take the court
this Thursday evening against the
Lady Brahmans, they do so with
all of that tradition, that history of
excellence behind them. Never
mind that they graduated five sen-
iors and that the Brahmans field
six. Never mind that some say
they're going to have a down year
and that the Brahmans are poised
for a break-out season. None of
that matters because we're talk-
ing about Martin County and they
have the King.
"People can say what they
want," said May, "but the facts are
this. Coach Bielicki has never
fielded a mediocre team. They're
always tough, well coached and
incredible competitive. I'm not
even going to speculate that
we've got a good chance to beat
them. I will say, though, that this
will probably be our best chance,
but I wouldn't read too much into
The Brahman coach has rea-
son for a glimmer of optimism.
Okeechobee's starting seniors
Kelley Smiley, Katie Bryan, Tierra
Allen and Shaunaye Brown are all
4-year starters and the other two,
Erin Kersey and Maurisa Sim-
mons have started and continue
to see significant playing time.
Smiley has emerged as the
Brahman's go-to player. She's
coming off of a junior season in
which she established several
school records and was a third
team all-state and first all-confer-
ence selection. Tierra Allen gives
Okeechobee a solid one-two
punch at the outside hitter posi-
tion. She was a second team all-
conference selection in 2005.
"Kelley and Tierra give us one
of the most powerful outside hit-
ter combos anywhere," explained
May. "They're both strong and
they both have tremendous verti-
cals. It's rare that one has an off
night, but when it does happen,
the other one always seems to
pick up the slack. They cause
match-up problems for almost
every team we face."
Of course the quarterback of
any volleyball team is the setter
and senior Shaunaye Brown is
more than proficient at distribut-
ing the ball to the Brahman
According to May, Brown
doesn't get the credit she
"Everyone goes crazy over the
big hits and the blocks, and they
are exciting to watch," May
explained, "but its Shaunaye's
consistency that drives our team.
She's our rock."
The other senior starter is mid-
dle hitter Katie Brynan. At 5'-11"
Bryan is the tallest Brahman and
is a strong and steady presence at
The only new face among this
year's varsity players belongs to
freshman, Monica Koger. Monica
has started the past few games for
the Brahmans and leads the team
in blocks in the early going.
"I couldn't be happier with
Monica," said May. "I thought that
she would help our team this
year, but I honestly didn't think
that she would progress as fast as
she has. She's been a very pleas-
May explained that the real
strength of the Brahmans in 2006
is their overall depth and experi-
"All of our non-starters can
come in and we usually don't
miss a beat. They can all play, said
the OHS coach. The hard part as
coach is finding enough playing
time for everyone. So far, though,
everything is going fine and the
team has really gelled."
The Brahmans are indeed off
to a good start. After defeating
Sebring and Glades Day in their
pre-season classic, they added
two more wins last week. The first
was a very tough come-from-
behind game win over a tough
John Carroll squad and a rather
easy win against Lake Worth
Christian on the road.
"We'll really know where this
program is after Thursday (Martin
County)," said May. "To be the
best you have to beat the best and
we've never been shy about try-
ing to do that. I do believe that
we're as close to breaking
through as we've ever been. I can
tell that the girls feel it too. Still,
talk is cheap and it doesn't mean
anything unless we take care of
business on the court. I'm not
implying that this is a make-or-
break game for our season, but it
will be a good barometer for our
The freshman teams get under
way at 4:30 p.m., the J.V. at 5:30
p.m. and the varsity games starts
at 6:30 p.m.
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bass fishing competition. Darla McIntosh (left) and team-
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scale at last weekend's Okee-Tantie Team Trail tourna-
ment at Okee-Tantie Marina. They are currently in 20th
place In one of the toughest team trails on the lake.
Submitted to OkeechoDee News/-ranK uoKer
Last weekend's fundraiser softball tournament for the American Cancer Society's Mak-
ing Strides Against Breast Cancer awareness program raised over $1,600. The Allied
Metal Sales team took the tournament championship. Team members were; (front row,
left to right) Jimbo Kemp, John Kemp, Shorty Rodriguez, Melon and Saul Rodriguez;
(back row, left to right) Bubba Harden, Teddy Ferrell, Brian Morgan Mark Kovack, Boat-
sey Marker, Billy Childers and Jessie Ferrell.
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The Bluefield Ranch MB-Cobras were runners-up in last weekend's American Cancer
Society softball tournament fundraiser. Team members were: (front row, left to right),
Craig Norris, Frank Coker, Donny McWhorter, Chase Arnold, Scott Deloney, and Jarred
Shaw; (back row, left to right) Jeff Lightsey, Gary Stokes, Butch Butler, Max Waldron,
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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 and 9 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-
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents. Per-
manent and part-time volunteers
provide direct patient support serv-
ices such as companionship, tele-
phone contacts, letter reading,
main caregiver relief and other
non-medical assistance. They also
assist Hospice in fund raising, cleri-
cal and office support. Age is not a
barrier. For information, visit Hos-
pice of Okeechobee at 411 S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving, free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
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will make house calls _, ,
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required safe-
ty equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. Aves-
sel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is
not restricted to veterans. Call the
Post at (863) 763-2950.
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning, after-
noon, and evening shifts are avail-
able. Many opportunities currently
exist. Please contact the lobby
desk at Raulerson Hospital for a
Volunteer Application. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2151, ext.
3312. The hospital's Volunteen
Program (ages 14-17) began in
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Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
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towels, blankets, old kennels, gar-
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any of the above items is asked to
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Three projects incl. 847 ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects). .. $2.00
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PIT BULL PUPPIES, 2 females,
solid white w/red nose. 3
mos. old. Need loving
PITBULL, To good home,
male, 11/ yrs. old, friendly,
needs room to run. Owner
MOORE HAVEN, Sat. Aug.
26th, 8amn-5pm @ Coffey
Farms. US 27, 8mi N. of
Moore Haven. Gates will open
@ 8am. Furniture, Glassware,
Women's clothing 6-16,
Books, Linens & Collectibles.
3350 NW 168th Ct.
Sat., Aug. 26th, 8am to??
Furniture, clothes (baby, kid's
& women's), air compressor,
garden tiller, dishes & more.
Fu ll-Time 205
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
220 OR 440 CSR
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
ALL ABOUT YOU
Is accepting applications
for HHA's & CNA's
for the Okeechobee area.
Immediate openings for Full
and Part time positions.
Please call (863)824-8733
Experienced Tractor Driver
needed for large dairy farm.
Must be willing to
occasionally milk cows.
9:00 a.m. to Noon.
All Phases, Clean DL
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(AM & PM)
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
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
FARM MECHANIC WANTED
Palm City area
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' CONSTRUCTION IO
IExp'd workers needed for
Equipment Operators I
IElectrician's Helpers I
,Laborers & Helpers
Only serious, self motivated
need apply. Clean driving I
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I in Fl. DFWR 401K,
I Paid Holidays/Vacation
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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
Builder searching for
Sales Consultants in
incentives. Will need
Real Estate license.
Bi-lingual a plus.
Serious minded sales
YOU A MORE INFORMED
o wonder mMewSpapr
readers are more popular!
Class A License
w/HAZMAT & Tanker.
Retirement, Vacation &
Need a few more bucks to
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sel your used items hi
Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant Needed. Full Time
in busy medical office. Exp.
necessary. Fax CV to
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 & 401 K,
food & fuel allowance. Salary based
on exp. 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
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
Get a quick response to Earn some extra cash.
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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
ICE CREAM TRUCK DRIVER:
Part Time, Early Evenings &
Weekends. Great pay. Must
have clean driving record &
cell phone. Call for appt./appli-
Time, to cleaq. out, te.
attic, baseiiment anid/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze -
This trellis bench project fea-
tures a generous seat framed
by integral planter boxes and
trellises perfect for climbing
vines or roses. The project
measures about 74 in. tall by
60 in. long by 29 in. deep.
Trellis Bench plan
(No. 923)... $9.95
Outdoor Furniture Pack
4 other plans
(No. C94)... $25.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
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Van Nuys, CA 91405.
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation -,315
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never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue. such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs it
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
II you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages. we advise thai
before responding or send-
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you check with the Belter
Business Bureau at
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware ol the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
J & J Building Contractors
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
iapBile,& 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
To01 & Games 730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740
A/C 21/2 TON, Package unit
w/heat strip. Just serviced.
Exc. cond. $350..
AIR CONDITIONER '05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box. $1750
AIR CONDITIONER 3 1/2 ton
central unit, Frigidaire, A/C &
Heat. $300. (863)697-2044.
TWO 1/2 TON COLEMAN A/C
w/heat strips. $150.
BARBER CHAIR, Emil J. Padair
Porcelain base' w/foot rest,
all hydraulics work. $500
AIR CONDITIONER, 18,000
btu, heats & cools. $75
stove, dishwasher, fridge, mi-
crowave, all 1yr $1800/all, will
sell separate. 863-763-1981
REFRIG. Kenmore side by
side, W&l in door, Elec
Range smooth top $800
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
WASHER, Whirlpool, Heavy
Duty & DRYER, Kenmore, 90
series. $150 for both, will
SCHWINN, Orange County
Chopper, like new, $175.
MAGNA 18 SPEEDS (2)
1 mans, 1 woman. Shimano
equipped. $120/Both. Will sell
separate. 863-763-3508 Qkee
CERAMIC TILE, grey, 12x12, 2
boxes w/20 pcs., great for
entry foyer, $20.
ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011
SHOP LIGHTS (4), holds (4)
fluorescent bulbs. $50 for
all, will separate.
VINYL SIDING- Georgia Pacif-
ic, light gray, new, one full
box of 22 12ft sections.
37"W x 38"L. Slide up/down.
$50 for all. 863-697-2044
POWERFLITE Carpet Cleaning
Machine Comm'l w/20' hose,,
Tools, some chemicals &
training. $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
(1000)- Racing & Comic. late
8s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offerll 863-763-8943
COMPUTER, Hewlett Pavilion
Packard 6343 model: Com-
plete w/printer. Great condi-
tion. $100 (863)697-3316
COMPUTER TABLE- large, ad-
justable heights, good condi-
tion, $50 or best offer
PENTIUM 4- Complete, key-
board, mouse, educational
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
BUNK BED w/Loft: Oak wood
with built in drawers, desk &
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
seel $500 (863)763-8943
COACH & LOVESEAT, Leather,
blush color. $400
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
DESK- all wood, white Formi-
ca covered, 24Wx40Lx30H,5
drawers, 1 door, on wheels,
DINETTE TABLE, metal & 4
chairs, glass top w/cloth
covered chairs, $75. Call
(863) 357-2412 after 5pm.
DINING ROOM TABLE, Cherry
wood, with 6 leather covered
chairs. 38x79 with leaf.
FUTON- White, Metal, Good
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
DINING TABLE, Glass top w/6
chairs. $375. (239)537-4253
ENTER./CURIO UNIT- Wicker,
6'6"H, 5'W, 18"D. Curved
top, 8 side shelves, 3 center
Birchwood, beautiful, mint
Solid wood, coffee table &
end table. Fits 42" w/s tv.
GIRLS BEDROOM SUITE
Natural wood, incl. bed, dress-
ers, desk, nghtstds, mirror,
$800 Negot. 561-790-6589
.GLASS TOP TABLE 36"w/four
ch.mni Designer lull lerngi
marirs |2l Pea ,smil..Jurl
i,3':ii Wi iep 561.625.430,
GLIDER ROCKER CHAIR
w/Glider Ottoman, Blue Rose
Flowers on Beige. Exc. cord.
KING SIZE BED- Oriental, 4
poster. Solid wood. Good
KS WATERBED FRAME- w/
gillowtop matt, w/drawers
bookcase 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 GLIDER
SETS (2) Maple. Beige w/
green leaf & light rose buds.
150 sell sep. 863-357-8788
SLEEPER SOFA & LOVE
SEAT, Drexel Heritage, off
white & jewel plaid, exc.
cond. $850 (863)763-4992
SLEEPER SOFA, Queen,
brown, very good condition,
$150 neg. (863)634-5095
SOFA, Sectional, 3 pc. Tan,
Sofa + Oversized swivel chair,
Round Coffee & 2 End Tables.
SOFAS (2), Matching, gray
w/flowers, good condition.
$200 or will separate.
TWIN BEDROOM SET &
Dressers, 2-End tables.
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
IMAGE 17.0 TREADMILL
Get fit fast in the comfort of
our own home. Used 1 mth.
400 Negot 863-634-0761
ANN. RING, Beautiful 1'/ctw,
5 Emerald cut diamonds,
14k. white gold, size 7.
DIAMOND RING w/wedding
band entwined, 1 carat, size
7, pear shaped, asking
DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
$450 (863)675-7105 or
GOLD NECKLACE 14K, 20"
chain with motorcycle medal-
lion, new $150. Asking $100.
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
CARGO TOP CARRIER, 18cu.,
ft., Sears X-Cargo, excellent
condition. $75 (863)610-0412
HYDRAULIC PUMP for lowrid-
er, complete w/delta dumps
& aluminum block, $220 or
best offer. (863)763-3334
MRE'S (Meals Ready to Eat) 2
Cases (12 per case): $100
for both, will sep.
PLAY STATION II- Sony, W/5
games, 2 controllers. 2 mo
old. $150. (863)447-6620
ROAD MESH, Used with con-
crete, 5'x30' long, 6"
SCRAP METAL REMOVAL
Automobiles, Farm equipment
& aluminum. Please call
ACOUSTIC GUITARS, (2),
Esteban, w/soft case, Alva-
rez Mod. 5022, w/hard case,
BASS GUITAR Fender Mar-
cus Miller Jazz, 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-
SNARE DRUM, with stand and
practice pad, paid $250,
asking $50. (863)675-4098
TENOR SAX, by Conn, with
case, asking $450.
ENGRAVER-New Hermes, En-
gravograph, 115 AC/DC, .88
amps, 10K RPM, H.9. 1/15,
i, 1500 (863613-7609
BIRD CAGE, Large, White,
Good condition. $50.
Boston Terrier Pups, 10 wks
old, multi color, 2 males, 1
fern., shots & wormed.
COCKATIELS (2), with cage.
$75 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
CONURES (3), Mated pair &
older baby w/large cage. $600
CUSTOM BUILT FISH TANK
150 gallon. $500 or best offer.
863-673-2896 ask for Vicki
DOBERMAN, female, reg., up
to date on shots, $300.
DOBERMAN, red & tan, male,
up to date on shots, $250.
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.
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, Coleman, 5,000
watts, 6250 surge, (3) 110's &
(1) 220 plug ins, used 10
hours. $450 (863)634-5095
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.
VACUUM CLEANERS, (2), Kir-
by, with all attachments.
$300 will sell separately.
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
UHF/VHF, atleast 5ft tall,
reasonable price. Call
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 816
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.
REG. APPALOOSA'S- 1 Mare,
1 Gelding, good manners,
saddles incid, $3000 for
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
HUSKY RIDING MOWER- au-
to, 18hp, 42" cut, $250
LAWN TRACTOR, Husky Su-
preme, 26hp, 54" cut, 1 Ocu.
ft. trailer, 94 hrs on motor.
$2000 neg. (863)634-1055
MTD MOWER- 12HP 38" cut,
runs good, $150
PUSH MOWER self propelled
Lawn Boy, 21", 4.5hp, sharp
blade, good cond. NEW $400,
sell $100. 863-697-2033
PUSH MOWER, 6 hp, 22" cut,
self propelled. $60
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
11hp, older model, $200
ROTO TILLER Huskee 6 1/2
HP rear times. $400.
SELF PROP MOWER- 6.5HRP,
lyr old, $100 or best offer
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.
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
appl's, F/L sec.
BASSWOOD 3BR/2BA CBS
Newly renovated, cent. a/c, all
apple's pets okay. $1250/mo.
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA HOME
on Taylor Ck. w/boat dock in
Blue Heron CC. $1600/mo.
Brand New AVAIL NOW
3BR/2BA in Dixie Ranch Es-
tates. Private, quiet, includes
washer & dryer, lawn & water
$1100/mo. 1st, last & $500
CLOSE TO EVERYTHING:
Okeechobee, 2BR, 2BA, 907
SW 2nd Ave, $875/mo. + 1st,
last & sec. (863)634-0512
Country Hills Estates, Timber
frame, on beautiful wooded lot.
All new apple hot tub. Call for
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
KINGS BAY-3/2, W/D, lawn
service included, pool, ten-
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
NEW HOME 3BR/2BA
Cjll PrsIn 3rds1MAC M ,.A31
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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
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA, CBS,
Kings Bay. $1100/mo.
Call Rick (863)697-3096
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
Lg. D/W 3br/2ba w/lake 0 ac-
cess. 2 scrn. porches, boat-
house, overlooks Taylor Ck.
Shop here first!
850 sq. ft. w/
3 offices & bath.
month + utilities.
"The White House"
1120 S. Parrott Ave
NOW LEASING -
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE-900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
Furnished, includes elec., wa-
ter, high speed. 863-697-3743
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
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
REMODELED: 1 Bdrm./1 Bath,
1 Story Building. 40 Oak Lake
Apts. $78900. (863)763-839
OKEE- 3/2, 1 car gar. centrally
located in desired SW sect,
many upgrades, Must See,
OKEE., Large 4br, 2ba, 2 car
gar. 80' Canal front, New Sea
wall, Tikki Hut, Fish cleaning
station, Nice Canal to Taylor
Creek, All new apple Elec.,
A/C, Owner relocating. A
Steal at $249,900. Call for
more Info. (561)762-3309
REDUCED BY $10,000111
Owner Finance Available
Large 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba w/Lake
access. LR, FR, DR, Eat in
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,
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home. -Parts 2010
Mobile Homes -Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
FURNISHED 1968 Mobile
Home, adult park, 57'x12',
37x13.8 screened in Fla.
rm., $18,000 or best offer.
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba, 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 3035
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
FOUR WINDS, '99, 18' Ski
boat, 130hp Johnson, With ski
equip. Good cond. Ready To
Go! $6000. (863)673-2024
JON BOAT, 12 Ft., Flat Bottom
w/new trolling motor. Good
boat. $450. for both, will
MARATHON 1985, Cabin
Cruiser, 21 Ft., 190 hp. Merc.
$3500 neg. MooreHaven
PONTOON BOAT 25' 1996
completely redone w/Evin.
112hp, '04 dual axletrlr., $10K
or best offer. 863-634-7163
QUACHITA- 14FT, center con-
sole, fiberglass, 25HP Evin-
rude, Continental trailer
STARCRAFT 16' needs bat-
lie y '0iriph o Jorin n. v ,'irlr.
TCRAFT BOAT, motor & trailer,
ready for fresh or salt water,
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
EVINRUDE '89, 70hp Out-
board, runs excellent, can
Motrcyl e 3
Classic 1967 Triumph Chop-
per Project, 650cc, good title,
complete bike, needs ring job.
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
HONDA 350X 1986- 3 wheel-
er, great cond, fast, hate to
let go but need to sell, $2000
YAMAHA 400 Kodiak, '04-
4x4, excellent condition,
hardly used, $3700
TRAVEL TRAILER, 28ft. Needs
Work, has alot of potential.
$700 (863)675-1113 Muse
Thursday, AuQust 24, 2006
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Truksa 4020
Eu pment 4025:
FMgn Car 403M
Four Wheel Drive. 4035
Heavy Duty Traltke 4040
Parts Repalrs 4045
Pickup lrucka 4050
Tmator TralTfer 4060
VM .. 4070
BMW rare 53511990 Great for
the $. White w/tan leather, new
motor, trans, AC & more. Only
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 ESCORT STATION
WAGON, '95, $900. Or best
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, 68k,
Clean, runs good, cold air.
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
In great condition, auto, A/C,
all pwr. Must see to appre-
ciate! $3800. 863-467-9875
MAZDA RX7- '88, Needs a lit-
tle TLC. $500. or best offer.
MERCEDES '1981-240 diesel,
very clean asking $1000
OLDSMOBILE 98 1992, Good
condition. Needs work, but
runs good. $500/best offer
PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $2300 or
best offer. (863)697-8507
TOYOTA CAMRY '97, 4 cyl.,
4 door, cold air, p/w, p/I,
good cond., good on gas.
2500 neg. (863)634-4072
TOYOTA PASEO 1992, Needs
work. $500. (863)357-1365
VOLVO 240, '93, $2000. Or
best offer. (863)634-4518
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 C30 '77, Cab & chas-
sis, no motor or trans., '87
front clip, dual headlights.
$950 neg, (772)519-3979
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. Fits Jeeps
or American Motors Cars.
Runs good. $150.
No motor, parts only. $400
FORD TRITON '98- good run-
ning cond. $900 or best offer
FRAMEt w/ Front End suspen-
sion arid rear end. Fits 1978
3/4 Ton Suburban $75.
GENERAL P255/70R17 TIRES,
(3), $90. (863)763-8969
JEEP CHEROKEE- '87, For
parts. Does not run. Needs
fuel-pump $800. Neg.
REAR END: 8" Ford, Fits
1960's Mustangs and Fal-
cons: 5 lug bolt pattern.
REAR END: Fits Ford 1 Ton
Truck Approx. 1976. $100.
REAR END: Fits Ford F-600,
Approx. 1974. Detroit Locker.
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
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
CHEVY SILVERADO '86- 1/2
ton, '72 rebuilt Chevy 454 &
700 R4 trans, recent rebuild,
$1800 neg (863)467-1958
CHEVYZ71 1992, 4x4, Single
Cab, Auto., Great work truck.
DIESEL 3/4 TON, 1986, 6.9, 4
Wheel drive, runs good,
DODGE DAKOTA '94, Needs
engine rebuilt, body good
condition w/toolbox. $350.
DODGE MINIVAN BENCH
gray, $40 (863)635-3390
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spd., 4 cyl., 57k org. mls.
Good tires. Needs a little TLC.
$1400 neg. (561)758-3781
FORD '77, many new parts in-
cluding motor. $900
FORD FIOO, '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 RANGER '92, Mud truck
with 33-12-15 Super Swam-
pers. Ready to playll $600
GMC P/U 1983: Great truck.
2nd owner. Newer engine,
trans. Only $2,500.
GMC SHORT BED '74 Good
cond, Needs motor & trans-
mission. Good Cab, bed, int.
$750 neg. (772)519-3979
cold/dual a/c, 3rd row seat,
new tires/front brakes, 96k
mis., $6300. 863-467-2423
FORD EXPLORER'91- some
new parts, needs trans $300
or best offer (863)634-8647
CAR HAULER: Dual axle, elec-
tric brakes, aluminum
CAR HAULER, Steel Diamond
plate bed, new tires, springs,
Lights, wiring. $1300
Hauler 2003, 6x12, like new,
3800 miles on tires, $3500
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
newly $1000 (863)675-3558
UTILITY TRAILER- 5'x8', Tilt,
Angle iron sides. Located in
Ft. Drum area. $475. or best
Join all the people who
say, sold It In the clas-
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.
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
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Deceased File No.2006-CP-195
The administrations of the estate of LUCY
S. HILER, deceased. Rie Number
2006-CP-195 is pending In the Circuit
Court forOkeechobee 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 a copy of this notice
is served must fie their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS 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-
Smands against decedents estate. In-
cluding unmatured, content or
unlquidated claims, must filetheir
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 firs publication of this Notice
Is Aug. 20,2008
Attorneyfor Personal Representative
WesleyR. Harvin, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 219053
900 East Ocean Blvid. Suite 210-B
Stuart, FL 34994
Larry K. HIIer
13756 88th Place North
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33412
156602 ON 8/20 throw 9/2/06
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
I Pul cNo ice
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
Case No.: 04-7988-DR
Melissa A. Hemandez,
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
Atlanta, GA 30321
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been tiled against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to ion Melissa A.
Hemandez whose address is 3436 NW
4th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 on or
before September 14 2006, and file
the original with the clerk of this Court
at 312 NW 2nd Street, Okeaechobee, FL
34972, before service on Pettiuoner or
immediately thereafter. If you fall to do
so, a default may be entered against
ou for the relief demanded In the peti-
Copies of all court documents In this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office.
You may review these documents
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit's
Court's office notified of your current
address. Future papers In this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on record
at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Famoly
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and Information. Failure to
comply can result In sanctions, Includ-
ing dismissal or striking of pleadings.
Dated: August 8,2006
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Heather Thomas
154221 ON 8/17,24,31;9/7/06
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow
Ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on September 8, 2006,
at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Stat-
ute 713.78 for unpaid towing and stor-
age charges. Year, make, model and
vin are as follows.
1988 Chevy C1iSO0 Truck
1995 Chevy K1500 Truck
1983 PoniacGrand PrIz
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE!
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's.
157395 ON 8/24/2006
I Pulc Notice
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICEOF APPLICATION
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for project(i) In Okeechobee County:
266 Inc (266 Tree Nursery) 8800 Highway 70 West, Okeechobee, FL 34972, has
submitted A plication 060705-16 for modification of Water Use Permit
47-00075-W to itlgate 100 acres of nursery lands. The water will be withdrawn
from the Surficia Aquifer and the project is located in Section 22, Township 37
South, Range 34 East.
Okeechobee Estates LLC (Thoroughbred Estates) 1320 N Ocean Blvd, Gulstream,
FL 33483, has submitted Application 060718-23 for an Everglades Agricultural
Area Works of the District Permit for 900.5 acres of low density residential lands.
The water will be discharged to the C-38 Poo 0D (S-650) and the project Is locat-
ad in Sections 29,32, Township 34 South, Range 34 East
Betty and Eddie Wiliams Trallviw) Po Box 464, Myrtie Beach, Sd 29578, has sub-
mited Aplticaon 060720-3 for an Evergtlades Agculturale Area Works of the Dls-
trict Permit for 1040 acres of rural residential lands. The water will be discharged
to S-191 (TC/NS) and the protect I located In Sections 26,27,29,32,34,35,
Townships4,37 SouthRanges 34,36 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for opy of the af report containing proposed agency action regardigje ap-
plicatton by writing to the Sooth rdda Water Management District, Atto: Environ-
mental Resoerce Regultiton, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680,
but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days
from the date of pulcabtuoan. . -
No further public notice wil beprovided Irearding this application. A copyof the
staff report must be requested In.ordar to remain advised of further proceedings.
SSubstantially affected persons are entited to request an administrative hearing re-
gardin the proposed aency action by submtng a written request therefore after
reviewing the staff report -
REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) NO. 6 00186
EMERGENCY HAULING SERVICES
The Procurement Deparbent of. the South Forida Water Managemet District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 3406, will receive
sealed Bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening timeon Thursday September 14,2006 for
Emergency Debris Hauling servt.ce. Bidders shall provide epe.ifid equipment,
with operators and laborers for debris hauling which may include removal of
vegetative (ncuding all stumps) deb ris, construction and demaiton and white
metal debris, hazardous waste from curtside, and silt and sand deposits.
e public Is Inited to attend the bid opening. Further Ilforman on the statue
of th oltallon n b obtainedonour web site. www.sfwmd.gov.
157553 ON 8/24/06
Public notice li 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 Florioda Statutes 713.7, to t high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Pt., FL 33438.
1991 Oldsmobile (WHIT) 4-D
10093 Ford (Staton WagonBGE
1987 PIlck Up Chevy (BGE)
Sale date:; September 4,2006
156840 ON 8/22,23,24/2006
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Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will be hosting the second annual Greater
Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club, 405 N.E. 131st Lane, with a tee off time of8 a.m.
Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to.the pin, and the
first, fourth and second-to-last place teams. A car willl be awarded
for a hole-in-one. Registration will take place from 7 until 8 a.m.
Coffee and donuts will be served. Lunch x\ill be provided during
the awards presentations. For information on sponsorships and
team sign-up, contact Raulerson Hospital official Bill Casian at
(863) 824-2702. All proceeds will go to the United Way of Okee-
Hospice hosting Boots and Pearls Gala
Hospice of Okeechobee \\ill present a Boots and Pearls Gala on
Friday, Oct. 13, at the'KOA'Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Sponsor-
ship opportunities are available. All donations will help fund the
Hamrick Homb residence. For information contact Sandra Pearce
at (863) 763-2684.
Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Start Coalition will hold a yard sale on Wednesday, Oct.
25, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. They are seeking donations of baby
items such as, furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes,
strollers, car seats and anything for infants and toddlers. Proceeds
from the yard sale will be used to benefit infants and pregnant
women in the community. For information, call (863) 462-5877.
YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd
Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
(863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.
Martha's House needs computer
Martha's House is in need of an updated working computer for
their shelter. It just needs to have basic programs and the capability
of internet connection. To donate this item, call (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 610-9192 and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If therO is no answer,
please leave a message. 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 Healthy Start.office at (863)
Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will
receive a gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-
hour classes. You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of
completion. No child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for
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 Pat-
tie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Carrie 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 opportu-
nity to "purchase" items from their Baby Boutique. For information,
call (863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-6320.
Community Links. Individual Voices.
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 ,0Okee-
chobee. 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) 382-4499. 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 pic-
ture 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 their web site at www.tcjobs.org;
or, call (863) 462-5350.
Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.
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 Okee-
chobee 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 fundraiser will go to Shrinef'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:
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raul&,-
son Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts or
seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and blue-
grass 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
Ornament sales benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on
brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical informa-
tion. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the. orna-
ments will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay
McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette
Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina
Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has .26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the
ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to
administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The
three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and
cadets work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are
interested in becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene
O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863)
Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okee-
chobee High School Class of 1997 reunion is. asked to e-mail
Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks carr 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..Cheqks must sbe written to the American Red Cross Hurri-
cane \Vilma Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a
Red Cross receipt. ,,,,
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for
money. Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for par-
ticipants. 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.
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, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become, the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public 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 informa-
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 ages. We offer free 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. 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
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
locations: 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 Fri-
day, 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 language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6
until 8 p.m.
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as. well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.
Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a'service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30
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12 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, August 24,2006
Childhood obesity brings lifelong health problems
More than one-third of Ameri-
can children are overweight and
11 percent of children ages 6 to 17
are clinically obese. The Center
for Disease Control (CDC) is tak-
ing this epidemic of obesity seri-
A CDC report urges schools
and parents to work together to
improve children's eating habits.
According to the CDC report,
"healthy eating patterns in child-
hood and adolescence promote
optimal childhood health,
growth, and intellectual develop-
ment; prevent immediate health
problems, such as iron deficiency
anemia, obesity, eating disorders,
and dental caries; and may pre-
vent long-term health problems,
such as coronary heart disease,
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cancer, and stroke. School health
programs can help children and
adolescents attain full educational
potential and good health by pro-
viding them with the skills, social
support, and environmental rein-
forcement they need to adopt
long-term, healthy eating behav-
The CDC study found a direct
link between nutrition and school
children scored lower on stan-
dardized test, especially tests of
language skills. "When children
are hungry or undernourished,
they have difficulty resisting infec-
tion and therefore are more likely
than other children to .become
sick, to miss school, and to fall
behind in class ; they are irritable
and have difficulty concentrating,
which can interfere with learning;
and they have low energy, which
can limit their physical activity,"
the study found.
The study reinforced other
research which found that skip-
ping breakfast hurts children.
Children who eat breakfast show
greater improvements on annual
standardized tests and have lower
rates of absenteeism.
Researchers reported 12 per-
cent of students reported skipping
breakfast the day before the
nation survey was taken; and 40
percent of middle school students
indicated they only eat breakfast
one or two days a week.
Obesity is an increasing prob-
lem among children and adoles-
cents in the United States, the
report found. The prevalence of
overweight children has doubled
since the late 1970s, the report
found. The study found that over-
weight children have shorter lifes-
pans than those who whose--
weight is in the normal range.
Teenagers who wish to lose
weight may increase their health
risks by trying unsafe weight-loss
methods such a, starving them-
selves or taking weight loss drugs.
Some teenage ,girls admit to
smoking cigarettes to help lose
weight, on the theory that ciga-
rette smoking,decreases appetite.
Overweight teteagers may feel
increased socialapressure to lose
weight, causi. g 'them to try dan-
gerous weight,'los plans. Accord-
ing to the CDG,.A national survey
of students in eighth, ninth and
tenth grades found that 32 per-
cent skipped r'meals, 22 percent
fasted, 7 percent used diet pills, 5
percent induced vomiting after
meals, and 3 percent used laxa-
tives to lose weight.
The CDC urges school districts
to implement healthy eating pro-
grams that include education as
well as offering nutritionally bal-
anced school meals. Eating pat-
terns that are developed in child-
hood are difficult to change.
Overweight children are likely to
become overweight 'adults with
increasing health problems.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important if you are on any
prescription drugs. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
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