Group Title: Okeechobee News.
Title: Okeechobee news
ALL ISSUES CITATION THUMBNAILS ZOOMABLE PAGE IMAGE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028410/00597
 Material Information
Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee News
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Okeechobee News
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: August 25, 2006
Frequency: daily
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Newspapers -- Okeechobee (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Okeechobee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Okeechobee -- Okeechobee
Coordinates: 27.241667 x -80.833056 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 91, no. 182 (June 30, 2000).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00028410
Volume ID: VID00597
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 72823230
alephbibnum - 003642554
lccn - 2006229435
 Related Items
Preceded by: Daily Okeechobee news

Full Text










Okeechobee News


Vol. 97 No. 237


Thursday, August 25, 2006


504 Plus tax


Briefs
Tax Collector
office to be closed
The Okeechobee County
Tax Collector's office will be
closed Sept. 13, from 1 until 5
p.m. in order to conduct a train-
ing session for their employees.
Are you a blogger?
Get a newszap link!
The Okeechobee News is
looking to broaden its listing of
columnists and bloggers at
www.newszap.com.
More and more people are
starting blogs including
business people, support
groups and individuals with an
opinion on the day's news or
culture.
If you are a local blogger who
would like to be listed, please visit
http://www2.newszap.com/blog
s/requesthtm and fill in the form.
In addition to the link, the
newspaper will consider pub-
lishing timely postings as news
or commentaries on its pages.

Inside

Tis for saving
money at college
Nearly 3 million first-time
students start college in the
coming weeks and many
will be short on money before
the semester ends. With tuition
rising steadily, many face the
prospect of taking on heavy
debt to pay for their degrees.
After talking to school offi-
cials and experts in fields rang-
ing from design to finance to
publishing, The Associated
Press has assembled some tips
for staying solvent through
Thanksgiving and beyond.
Page 3
r Wall Street
on the rebound
NEW YORK Wall Street
shrugged off data on Thursday
that suggests further evidence of
a housing market slowdown,
and instead sent stocks higher for
the first time in three sessions.
The Commerce Department
reported sales of new homes
fell 4.3 percent in July, biggest
drop since February. The report
comes one day after the Nation-
al Association of Realtors
reported sales of previously
owned homes had, a bigger
than expected drop, prompting
a market sell-off. After the Real-
tors' report, the market was
likely expecting aweak number
Thursday and therefore wasn't
surprised by the decline.
Page 12

Drought Index
Current: 426
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

11.97 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
15.71 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)
Index
Classifieds . . . .8-10
Comics ............7
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . . . .8
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion ........... 4
Speak Out...........4
Sports ............. 6
TV ................ 9
Weather ......... ...2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

newszap.com
Community Links. Individual Voices.



8 I 6510 00024 s5


Insurance rates could go up


"Copyrighted Material


SSyndicated Content


Available from Commercial News Providers"
. .... .... ,


AC S Kick-off event: Cancer survivors honored
II~mlllli : -


Okeecnobee News.'Chauna Aguilar
The operating committee for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer organized and held a kick-off event to promote the walk to be held on
Saturday, Oct. 14, in Flagler Park. (Front row, left to right) Debi Caldwell, Pattie Mullins,
Teresa Chandler, Carrie Heineman. Shirley Raciti, Shanda Altman and Jen Perkins;
(back row) Angie Griffin, Heather Parker, Mike Radebaugh, Shannon Martin, Roy Monk
and Ashley Hawkins. Not pictured Wendy Coker and Donny Arnold.

Teams prepare for 5K ACS walk
By Chauna Aguilar .. ..._..._.....
Okeechobee News


The American Cancer Soci-
ety's "Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer" (MSABC) kick-off
party for the upcoming second
annual 5K MSABC walk sched-
uled for Saturday,:Oct. 14, in Fla-
gler Park was heldat the Okee-
chobee Freshman Center on
Tuesday, Aug. 22.
Over 75 potential walkers
attended the kick off to represent
their teams.
The Okeechobee High
School junior varsity cheerlead-
ers provided entertainment in the
form of a cheer, pyramid and
dance routine to start off the
event.
The attendees enjoyed food
-and beverages while watching a
video and power point presenta-
tion to learn more about fighting
breast cancer, which included
many statistics and facts about
the importance of early detection
of breast cancer.
The American Cancer Society
is the nationwide, community-
based, voluntary health organi-
zation dedicated to eliminating
cancer as a major health prob-
lem by preventing cancer, saving
lives from cancer and diminish-
ing suffering from cancer


Pattie Mullins (left) presented Linda Harper with a gift
basket donated by Mary Ann Holt at the kick-off event for
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.


through research, education,
advocacy and service.
MSABC assists the American
Cancer Society in its mission to
put an end to breast cancer and
to diminish suffering for those
afflicted by the disease by assist-


Local voters


take advantage


of early voting
VI11


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
It seems local voters are get-
ting into the swing of things
quickly and are casting their
votes early for the Sept. 5 pri-
maries.
Okee-
chobee
County
Supervisor
of FElections*
Gwen Chan-
dler said late
Wednesday
that 184
people had Gwen
cast their Chandler
,otes since
early voting -
began Monday, Aug. 21.
. "It's starting a little bit faster
than in tie 20)04 prirnary," said
Mrs. Chandler "\\e are seeing
higher numbers than we did
then. People are getting more
used to it."


To vote early, go to the super-
visor of elections office, room
101, in the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second
St. Polls will be open through
Saturday, Aug. 26, then again
Aug. 28 through Sept. 2. Their
hours of operation are from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m.
Early voting polls will not be
open Sunday, Aug. 27.
All that's needed is a photo ID
and most people use their dri-
ver's license, said Mrs. Chandler.
Polls on Tuesday, Sept. 5, will
be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Locally, there are two county
commissioner seats up for
grabs, as %well as the position of
county judge.
Running for the District 2
county commission seat are
incumbent Gene Woods (D)
and challenger Noel A. Chandler
(D). In the District 4 race, incum-
bent John W. Abney, Sr. (D) is
See Voting-- Page 2


Raw


rpt ain to





S "Copyrighted Material
Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"


ing them in covering all fronts of
the fight including research, edu-
cation, advocacy, and patient
services.
Breast cancer is the leading
See Walk Page 2


Jmd rmSk% *i*le


laos r9&%lliiutkual




"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content o

Available from Commercial News Providers"


Honoring the fire fighters
At their meeting on Thursday, Aug. 24, the Okeechobee County Board of County Com-
missioners proclaimed Sep. 11, 2006, as Okeechobee County Fire Fighter Apprecia-
tion Day in recognition of the fire fighters' daily service to the community and their "Fill
the Boot" fundraising drives for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Pictured are, left
to right, commission chairman John Abney who presented the proclamation to
fire/rescue chief Nick Hopkins and fire medic Carl Holtkamp and Sandra Ingram of the
Muscular Dystrophy Association.


RIS: t


wztl,-z,







2 The Okeechobee News, Friday, August 25,2006


~-r---IL IIB l

a"O -mpe
- *s- 6





0 sme ammmmm
wGom 0g a qpQ


- a


49P -


- -

-~ C


Ibd-ai -e


seem


C adme a l
.. 4b
*~d - -


Sopyrighted Material -.- ,





Syndicated Content




.Available from Commercial News Providers" -


- -du.

40
4b 4w


- a a -
- -


o 004 dm -o o sw 04
a b mmum =mln
p 1 am -0400M~
do 0- m4mm t


a -


O -Q -


000 400 -i wno
44oot = w -0 4


- a -~ -
- C a


a
a = -a -
a --a -


- a


-11m f


ai


Walk

Continued Frbm Page 1
cause of cancer in women over 40
years old and is the second leading
cause of cancer death among
women.
This year alone in the U.S.:
over 200,000 women will be
diagnosed with breast cancer.
over 40,000 women will die
from the disease.
In Florida:
Approximately 13,350 will be
diagnosed with breast cancer.
Approximately 2,480 will die
from the disease.
Over 1 million women in
Florida over the age of 40 have
never had a mammogram.
Every three minutes woman
finds out she has breast cancer.


Every three hours one
woman in Florida dies of breast
cancer.
Breast cancer is the most
common cause of cancer death in
African-American women.
Through the efforts of MSABC:
the breast cancer death rates
have declined by 20 percent since
1991.
e breast cancer research has
been awarded $246 million.
the Breast and Cervical Can-
cer Prevention and Treatment Act
has been enacted into law.
the passage of the Mammog-
raphy Quality Assurance Act has
been ensured.
Taxmoxifen and Herceptin,
the two prescriptions that are help-
ing in increasing the survival rate,
have been developed.
Guest speaker and cancer sur-
vivor Louise Davis shared her jour-


ney of surviving stage two breast
cancer in order to encourage oth-
ers to get yearly mammograms for
early detection.
Mrs. Davis is an RN at Raulerson
Hospital, where she has imple-
mented "Pink Saturdays" where
employees wear pink on Satur-
days, and if they choose to, donate
$1 to the MSABC fund.
The following survivors were
also recognized and presented car-
\nations: Karen Loftus, Penny
Crowe, Marge Milu, Louise Davis,
Tammy Colburn and Shirley Raciti.
Big Lake Hospice Team was
recognized for being the top
fundraising team so far, and Debi
Caldwell was recognized as the top
individual fundraiser.
Last year's walk included 18
teams and around 200 walkers.
The goal for this year is to double
the number of teams participating.


Teams and individuals can uti-
lize a new system online by creat-
ing their own site to send to friends
and family via e-mail to generate
donations for the worthy cause.
Teams can consist of as little as two
people up to 40 people.
Local programs available to
individuals battling cancer are:
Reach to Recovery;
Look Good, Feel Better; and,
Road to Recovery.
One can visit http://mak-
ingstrides.acsevents.org/Okee-
chobee for more information
about these programs, the local
event and how to join the 5K walk
for the cause, scheduled for Satur-
day, Oct. 14.
All monies raised go directly to
the American Cancer Society
Breast Cancer Foundation.
For information, call Pattie
Mullins at (863) 467-8608.


0 a- -
1.0


a 40 -


a a a -a -
-a C 0~ 'C .'
'C a


a -


IND. -


. a w -


- C


* a O
0 -


b. a _


a


- a-
C -


b. 4b -


- a


- o D


- a a a a -

-
C, -


Lotteries


Cash 3:2-6-6; Play4: 9-6-3-0; Fantasy5: 10-11-2-4-23 Lotto: $14 million
jackpot: 45-10-5-22-25-39


- a


- dw -


Voting

Continued From Page 1
facing Marvin Wherrell (D) in the
primary. Also running for this seat
are Republicans Ted Kelchner and
Randall Mims. The top vote getters
from the Democrat and Republi-
can races will meet again in the
Nov. 7 General Election.
In the county judge race,
incumbent Shirley M. Brennan is
being challenged by Jerald D.
'Jerry' Bryant. Both this race and
the race for circuit judge of the 19th
circuit are non-partisan races.
Candidates in the circuit judge
race are Bob Pegg, Tony George
and Laurie Ehler.
Democrats, Republicans or vot-
ers with no party affiliation will all
vote on the county commission
District 2 race, as well as the races
for county and circuit judge. Also


appearing on all three ballots will
be Democrats Richard A. Machek
(incumbent) and Steve Perman
(challenger) who are vying for the
District 78 state representative seat.
County commission District 2
encompasses an area that lies
north of S.R. 70, west of U.S. 98,
west of N.W. 144th Ave., west of
N.W 192nd Ave. and a portion of
Basswood.
Lying in District 2 are such areas
as DeBerry Gardens, Playland Park,
Okeechobee Park, Legacy Park,
Winta Gardens and Micco Bluff.
County commission District 4
encompasses an area lying south
of S.R. 70, west to S.W. 30th Ter-
race, south of S.W. Eighth St. to
S.W 13th Ave., south of S.W 11th
St. to west of the City Ditch and
down to S.W 15th St..over to the
east side of S.W Fifth Ave., and
from the south side of S.R. 70 W to
Taylor Creek.
Residential areas in this district


include Pine Acres, Echo Estates,
River Lake Estates, Oak Park, Oak
Lake Estates, Woodland Park,
Seminole Cove, Ousley Estates,
Town and Country Mobile Home
Park and Taylor Creek Isles.
If voters are unsure of which
district they live in or who is their
county commissioner, they are
urged to contact the Okeechobee
County Supervisor of Elections
Office at (863) 763-4014.
"We will try to give them specif-
ically what they need," said Mrs.
Chandler.
Anyone choosing to vote by
absentee ballot should also call the
elections office for information.
Voting precinct locations that
will be open on Sept. 5, as well as
for the General Election on Nov. 7
are: 01 Abundant Blessings
Church, 4550 U.S. 441 N. (new
location); 02 Basinger Communi-
ty Center, 20350 U.S. 98 N.; 03 -
The Gathering (formerly Oak View


Baptist Church, 1735 S.W 24th
Ave.; 04 Oak View Baptist
Church, 677 S.W 32nd St.; 05 -
VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441
S.E. (new location); 06 Episcopal
Church, 200 N.W Third St.; 07 -
First Methodist Church, 200 N.W
Second St. (new location); 08 -
Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace; 09 Elk's
Lodge, S.R. 70 E.; 10 441 Baptist
Church, U.S. 441 N.; 11 Shrine
Club S.R. 78 W; 12 Okee-
chobee County Civic Center, U.S.
98 N.; 13 Catholic Church Pavil-
ion 701 S.E. S.W Sixth St.; 14 -
American Legion, 501 S.E. Second
St.; 15 VFW Post #10539, 3912
U.S. 441 S.E.; 16 Okeechobee
County Civic Center- U.S. 98 N.; 17
- Episcopal Church, 200 N.W
Third ,St. (new location); and,
FP&L Service Center, 825 N.W
34th Ave.


To Re
Address
107 S
Okeecr
Webslte
To Su
The Ok
mission
calenoa
Iograph
3134 1c
may be
E-Mail: o
Speakoi

To Pla
Phone: I
E-Mail:
To Pla
Call 877
adverli:
Fax 877
E-Mail: c
Billing
E-Maill b


Onli,
Ge


Okeechobee News
Published bh Independent Newspapers, Inc.

ach Us To Start or Stop A Paper
s: P 0 Box 639, Phone: (877353-2424
W 17th Street. Suite D E-all: readerservices@newszap corn
roDee. FL 349741 The Okeechobee News is available
e: wwA..Newizap corn -daily via home delivery and is on sale
at rack and store locations throughout
bmlt News Okeechobee County Call the office to
eecrioDee News welcomes sub- find out if your home is within our
1s from its readers Opinions, present home-distnbution boundaries
ar items, stones ideas andl pno- Call 877-353.2424 to report a missed
= are welcome Call t8631 763- newspaper or poor delivery
Reach our newsroorr, Items
: mailed, faxed or e.maled Additional copies of me newspaper
are available for 50 cents daily
oKeenewsrewszap corn through Saturday and 75 cents for
lt: i86353 467-2033 Sunday at the office. Home delivery
subscriptions are available at $29 43
Ice A Display Ad for three months
863-763-3134
okecompoi',sirato net Tne Okeechobee News is published
every day of the year by the
Ice A Classified Ad Okeecoosee New, 107 S W 17tn
-353-2424 to place a classified Street Sutie D. Okeechobee. FL
cement from home. 34974. Periodicals postage paid al
'7.354-2424 Okeecnobee. FL Postmasler: Send
classad@riewszap corn Address changed to Okeechobee
News. PO Box 639. Okeechobee FL
g Department 34973. USPS 406-160
biliteami@newszap corn Printing


ne News & Information Newspapers.
alt te laLe.: local nes at Plitihon863-5-7300
www.newszap.com Email: printing@ct.net


* 0


-,.~ ~.-
- ~. "4


* a ~. ~.a
a -.~ -
- a a -a~
a-


I-f


- C


News Briefs

Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community, the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certificates
for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used
directly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural
products on a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W. Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use, these
tax exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural producer.

Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Taylor
Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.S.
441 S.E.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful not
to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and Ever-
glades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and will be
even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an outboard
motor.


.


.


o


- 9i


""


-- o


o O o


o --


4NEW


o


o


0


o


o


- ---Np







The Okeechobee News, Friday, August 25, 2006


Okeechobee County Teacher Trust Fund launched by Airborne


With more school districts
struggling to keep programs in
arts and music alive, Airborne,
Inc., the nation's leading herbal
product in the cough and cold
aisle, announced today that it
will provide some much-needed
relief for Okeechobee School
District.
Airborne, Inc. has established
the Airborne Teacher Trust Fund,
a nonprofit charitable corpora-
tion, to fund art and music pro-
grams in elementary and middle
schools that are in jeopardy of
being lost due to budgetary limi-
tations.
According to "USA Today",
Florida is spending $5,691.00 on
art and music programs per


pupil, which is below the nation-
al average of $6,835.00.
The Airborne Teacher Trust
Fund is the vision of Victoria
Knight-McDowell, a former sec-
ond grade teacher and creator of
Airborne Health Formula, Victo-
ria's goal with the initiative is to
help other teachers get their
dreams and ambitions off the
ground.
"With budgets becoming
tighter each year, schools are
faced with the difficult decision
of having to cut vital programs,"
say Knight-McDowell. "The Air-
borne Teacher Trust Fund is
meant to fill the gap and keep
our youth engaged and inspired,
so they can live full and reward-


ing lives."
According to the 2006 Center
for Education Policy, 71 per cent
of the nation's 15,000 school dis-
tricts have reduced time spent on
subjects such as art, social stud-
ies and history since 2002.
"It's frightening to think of a
world in which children are not
exposed to the arts in any mean-
ingful way," says Elise Donahue,
Airborne CEO. "As corporations
and individuals it is up to us to
make sure we're investing in the
future of our country."
Donahue said that the Air-
borne Teacher Trust Fund is
beginning with an investment of
$250,000. In addition, a portion
of the sale of every Airborne


product will go towards building
the fund and supporting these
ever-important programs. Grants
ranging from $200 to $10,000 will
be awarded to teachers to imple-
ment programs during the 2006-
2007 school year.
The Airborne Teacher Trust
Fund will initially be offered to
teachers from public and private
schools in California, Florida,
Louisiana, Massachusetts and
Missouri. Each quarter additional
states will become eligible until
the program is rolled out nation-
ally.
Application information is
available via the Airborne
Teacher Trust Fund Web site at
http://www.airbornetrust.com


About Airborne
Created by former second
grade teacher Victoria Knight-
McDowell, Airborne is the num-
ber-one-selling herbal supple-
ment in the cough and cold aisle
with 2006 sales of more than
$100 million. Airborne contains
a proprietary blend of 17 herbs,
vitamins and nutrients to boost
the immune system and fight
germs that can cause illness. Air-
borne effervescent tablets are
available in Original Zesty
Orange, Lemon-Lime, Pink
Grapefruit and now Apple Cider
(Airborne Nighttime). Airborne
On-the-Go comes in refreshing
Lemon-Lime flavor. Airborne


Gummi Lozenges come in six
natural flavors to help soothe
throats. For more information on
Airborne or to order the product
line, visit http://www.airborne-
health.com.
Editor's Note: Because Air-
borne is a dietary supplement,
statements about this product
have not been evaluated by the
Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent
any disease. As with all dietary
supplements, pregnant women
or people on medication should
consult a physician before tak-
ing Airborne.


America Recycles Day


contest encourages


students to recycle


* ~

-- a -. -- .


a.
a
-a
-a


.v -,w


aim.




a -- l--

- ~.- AD


AP photo/University of Florida, Kristen Bartlett

Textbook shopping
In this photo released by the University of Florida, students visit the school bookstore in
the Reitz Student Union on Wednesday, Aug. 23, on the first day of classes for the new
semester in Gainesville.
4ft


- -"Copyrighted Material


" .a fr-Syndicated Content


Available from Commercial News Providers"


a -~
a. Q .~. ~ -
a
a -
- ___
= a -


- a


* S


1. -.0 .


v4dqwf-o s- bgso mw


- a .-m


- a
* a -


- *-0. .


In recognition of America
Recycles Day on Nov. 15, the
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) and Creative
Recycling Systems, Inc. are
announcing the start of the
third annual Florida K-12
Schools Recycling Pledge Card
Contest. The contest will
reward one class statewide at
the elementary, middle and
high school levels-which sub:
mit the greatest number of"
recycling pledge cards to
encourage environmental
stewardship among students
and their families.
"Recycling helps reduce
waste, which is vital to preserv-
ing Florida's natural resources
and protecting our environ-
ment," said Mike Sole, DEP
Deputy Secretary for Regulato-
ry Programs and Energy. "This
contest encourages Florida's
youth to take personal respon-
sibility to manage waste and
demonstrate environmental
citizenship at school and at
home."
By taking the recycling
pledge, the students and their
families promise to protect the
environment by implementing
recycling efforts. The class at


each level with the most num-
ber of pledges will receive
prizes for their efforts, includ-
ing a gently-used desktop com-
puter and monitor courtesy of
Creative Recycling Systems,
Inc. In addition, each individ-
ual that completes a pledge
card will be entered into state
and national drawings for
prizes. Adults will have a
chance to win an all-expense
paid seven night Alaskan cruise
for two, and children will be
eligible to win one of five Trek
bicycles. Each person will also
have a chance to win a number
of state prizes such as gift
cards.
In 2005, more than 6,200
pledge cards were entered
through the Florida schools
contest. Overall, more than
10,000 pledges were received
statewide from Floridians who
took the America Recycles Day
pledge to recycle and buy more
recycled products in 2005.
For more information on
how to enter the 2006 contest,
prizes and official rules, visit:
http://www.floridadep.com
/waste/categories/recycling/AR
/2006/ar06.htm.


I Save money on your favorite grocery items.
Go to newszap.com to download and print coupons online!,
I y- y-y-s- y----y-y "- -y -y I
I newszap.com Community Links. Individual Voices.
L ---------------------- J



Memorial Tribute
Remember a loved one
who has departed with a special
Memorial Tribute in this newspaper.


Your tribute can be published following the memorial services, or to
commemorate an anniversary ofyour loved one's birth or passing. You
can add a photograph of your loved one, lines from a poem or
scripture, and special art or borders -- and we'll make sure it all comes
together attractively and tastefully.


Visit www2.newszap.con/memorials for sample ads
and an online order form, or call 1-866-379-6397 toll free.



Need

EXTRA MONEY


- .


- -


- .* --


J~K9 ~,[956 DECENI,BER Q4, 2,004


Ted Schiff, M.D. and the professional staff at
Water's Edge Dermatology will treat you with all
the care and expertise you expect.
Adult and Pediatric Dermatology
Diseases of the Skin, Hair and Nails
* Surgery of the Skin, Skin Cancer Treatment
MOHS Skin Cancer Surgery
New patients are welcome.
Medicare and most insurance accepted.

NEW OFFICE:
542 W. Sagamore Ave.
Building E, Hospital Annex
Clewiston, FL
866-549-2830


MOTOR ROUTES

AVAILABLE





A- e, --- .5ee



Okeechobee News
Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office

107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D


- a -
- U -


- a -


- a


-


. N N


f~


- o


.o


w


Ab m


__ A


*


r


o


- q


. .


o


o


- qw


I* Tw br OPW at








The Okeechobee News, Friday, August 25,2006


4 OPINION


Speak Out

Have an opinion or a question about a public issue? Post it anytime
at the Okeechobee issues forum at http://www.newszapforums
.coniforum58. It is a hometown forum so visit the page as often as you
would like and share your comments (but no personal attacks or pro-
fanities, please). You can also make a comment by calling our Speak
Out 24-hour opinion line at (863) 467-2033, fax (863) 763-5901 or send-
ing e-mail to okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submis-
sions to Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.

Public issues forums
Join the discussion of important issues at newszap.com. Topics include:
*Belle Glade/South Bay Issues: http://www.newszapforums.com/forum51
* Clewiston Issues: http://www.newszapforums.com/forum52
* Hendry County Issues: http://www.newszapforums.com/forum54
* Moore Haven/Glades Issues: http://www.newszapforums.com/forum57
*Okeechobee city/county issues:
http://www.newszapforums.com/forum58
* Pahokee lssues:http://www.newszapforums.com/forum59
Go to newszap.com, click on your community and then on "community
forums and links."


Community Events

AARPdriver 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. Partici-
pants must be age 55 or older to qualify for auto insurance dis-
counts 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 Club will be held
Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H Exten-
sion office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Barnyard Buddies is a small, non-com-
petitive club for children 5 to 18 years of age. Members learn how
to select and care for small animals. They are not required to sell
their animals, but do show them at county events. At their first
meeting, club members will elect officers and make plans for the
year. Local veterinarian Dr. James Letcher will also attend the
meeting to talk about raising rabbits and poultry. Anyone wanting
to become a member of the Barnyard Buddies is invited to the
Sept. 9 meeting. Or, they may sign up at the Okeechobee County 4-
H Extension office Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For
information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.
Church will host bingo games
Bingo at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St.,
will start Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-3727.

Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tuesday,
Sept. 12, at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 425 S.W. 28th
St. For information, contact Valerie Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children beginning Sunday, Sept. 17.
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 infolrnajon, calithe parish office at (863) 763-3727.,
GaL volunteer training offered
Guardian adiLitem will hold training sessions for volunteers on
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 20 and 24 in the workshop meeting room on the
fourth floor of the Martin County Administrative Center, 2401 S.E.
Monterey Road, in Stuart. Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who
advocate for the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected
children in court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit an
application, submit to a criminal background check, submit to a
personal reference check and attend 30 hours of training which
will include courtroom observation and independent study. For
information, call (772)785-5804.
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 of 8
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 will be
awarded for a hole-in-one. Registration will take place from 7 until
8 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served. Lunch will 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-
chobee.

Hospice hosting Boots and Pearls Gala
Hospice of Okeechobee will 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 Home residence. For information contact Sandra Pearce
at (8635 763-2684.
I P



Okeechobee News

Our Purpose...
The Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida.
Independent is owned oy a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pur-
sue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no
dividends are paid. the company is able to thrive on profit margins below
industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in independent's
mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First
Amendment of the U S Constitution, and support of the community's deliber-
ation of public issues


We Pledge ...
* To operate this newspaper as a
public trust
* To help our community become a
better place to live and work,
through our dedication to consci-
entious toumalism
* To provide the information citizens
need to make their own intelligent
decisions about public issues
* To report the news with honesty,
accuracy purposeful neutrality.
faimess. objectivity, fearlessness
and compassion
* To use our opinion pages to facili-
late community debate, not to
dominate it with our own opinions.
* To disclose our own conflicts of
interest or potential conflicts to our
readers.
* To correct our errors and to give
each correction to the prominence
it deserves.
* To provide a right to reply to those
we write about.
* To treat people with courtesy,
respect and compassion.


Advertising Director: Judy Kasten
News Editor: Eric Kopp
National Advertising: Joy Parrish
Office Manager: Karmen Brown
Circulation Manager: Janet Madray

Independent Newspapers, Inc.
* Joe Smyth, Chairman
* Ed Dulin, President
* Tom Byrd, Vice President of
Newspaper Operations
Katnna Elsken, Executive
Editor


MEMBER
OF:


Alk


Florida Press
Associallon
-z- Okeechobee News 2005
For More Information See
At Your Service On Page 2


Upcoming Events

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800)
932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center at
S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for mem-
bers 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) 467-9833.
Saturday
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.
Sunday
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.
Monday
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 Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The ori-
entation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okee-
chobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at
1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 6344780.
Tuesday
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)
467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are.is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Gehealogical Index), Social Security 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 invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7-30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. ParrottAve.,
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, con-
tact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facil-
itator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
A.A. meeting meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. This will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W Second Ave., from 7 until 8 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museumon 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 interested
in finding who your ancestors are welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
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)
467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-


4923, for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m. until
noon at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. ParkSt.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second Lan-
guage classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.


Community Events

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
vancampv@okee.kl2.fl.us; or call OHS at (863) 462-5025, ext.
1410.

Church sponsors youth soccer league
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., is sponsoring an
UPWARD soccer league for 4 year olds through sixth grade and
the deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 25. The last 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
(863) 763-1699.
4-H Awards Banquet is Saturday
The 2006 Okeechobee County 4-H Awards Banquet will be Sat-
urday, Aug. 26, at the Okeechobee High School Cafeteria. The Chi-
nese Auction starts at 5 p.m. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $2
in advance and $5 at the door. Please RSVP at the extension office
by calling (863) 763-6469. Please bring a dessert to share.
Quality of life is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc., will host a radio talk show at 7:30 a.m. on
Saturday, Aug. 26 with special guest Elizabeth Whittles, president
of the Treasure Coast Coordination Coalition (TC3). The topic of
discussion will be issues that adversely impact the quality of life
for residents of the four-county area. The show will be rebroad-
cast at I and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. For ihforma-
tion, contact Elizabeth Whittles at (772) 288-5758, or Karen at
(772) 335-3030.

Lodge plans spaghetti dinner
Okeechobee Lodge #237, F&AM will hold a spaghetti dinner
Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Okeechobee Masonic-Lodge, 107 N.W.
Fifth Ave., from 4 until 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person. The menu
will include tossed salad, spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread,
dessert and beverage. Tickets can be purchased from any mem-
ber of the Lodge, or at the door. Contact Jose Verano at (863) 634-
2071 or Rick Holt at (863) 634-8085 for information.

CIS/PAL golf tourney planned
Communities in Schools (CIS) and the Police Athletic League
will be hosting their seventh annual golf.tournament on Saturday,
Aug. 26, beginning with an 8 a.m. shotgun start at the 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 tourna-
ment. On the day of the event, barbecue chicken and rib dinners
will be sold. All proceeds from the tournament will go to fund CIS
projects. For information, call (863) 462-5863.

Scientist to speak at IRCC
Palm scientist Dr. John Dowe will speak on the main campus
of Indian River Community College (IRCC), 3209 Virginia Avenue,
in Fort Pierce on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10 until 131:30 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 wilJ also
speak at the Kight Center, room V442, at 10 a.m. on Sunday,'Aug.-
27,ontheMacArthurPalm. ..:

OHS advisory council will meet
The Okeechobee High School (OHS) advisory council will hold
its organizational meeting Monday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. in the media
center. Items on the agenda will include the election of officers,
approval of the school improvement plan and budget requests. All
parents are invited. For information, call (863) 462-5025.

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
(863) 467.6596.

Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the 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.

Ronald McDonald to visit library
Ronald McDonald will appear at the Okeechobee County
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Friday, Sept. 15, at 3:30 p.m. He will
be at the library to promote the McDonald's Reading Challenge
program and encourage children in grads kindergarten through
five to visit their local libraries and obtain a library card throughout
the month of September. During the program, children who sign
up for a library card or show a valid library card will receive a
Reading Challenge Visit Card and coupons for free McDonald's
food, while supplies last. Complete rules for the McDonald's
Reading Challenge are available at the Okeechobee County
Library. For information, call (86) 763-3536.
Scrapbooking party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held on Friday, Sept. 8, from
6 until 10 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. This month there


will be a demonstration on the use of punches to enhance your
scrapbook pages and handmade cards. There will also be a repre-
sentative from Creative Memories to assist you with your, scrap-
booking questions and needs. For information, call Carolyn at
(863) 634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.
Yard sale helps Hospice patients
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, Sept. 8,
and Saturday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. The sale
will be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee blue Volunteer House
located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue, next
to the Hospice Residence. All proceeds benefit patient care in
Okeechobee.

Children's Ranch plans grand opening
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their
grand opening celebration of the Heritage Home on Saturday,
Sept. 9, at 1:30 p.m. The event is open to the public, and light
refreshments will be served.








OTHER AREA NEWS 5


SHIP provides housing assistance DEAMCATCHER REALTY


By Nicole Cuny
Special to Okeechobee News
GLADES COUNTY The local
chapter of State Housing Initiative
Partnership (SHIP) in Moore
Haven is working to provide
affordable housing to low-income
families. Two housing strategies
are currently provided by the exist-
ing housing plan.
The first plan is down payment
assistance for the construction of a
new home or for the purchase of a
home. For this plan, the purchase
price of the home cannot exceed
$204,432. This plan can help a
homeowner by paying a portion of
their down payment or closing
costs.
The second plan is the rehabili-


station of a home that serves as
someone's primary home. The
main purpose of this plan is to
upgrade the conditions of a deteri-
orated home.
Glades County's chapter of
SHIP is awarded funding from dif-
ferent organizations in order to
keep its projects up and running.
From SHIP, Glades County is
awarded $350,000, 10 percent of
which is distributed for program
administration. Families must
meet specific state criteria estab-
lished by the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development.
Glades County has also been
awarded $510,592 for the Hurri-
cane Housing Recovery Program
(HHRP). This program helps in
-activities such as homebuyer


down payments or closing costs,
reconstruction assistance, and
mobile home repair.
The Department of Community
Affairs has awarded Glades Coun-
ty's SHIP program $700,000 for the
Florida Small Cities Community
Development Block Grant
(CDBG). The purpose of this grant
is for the rehabilitation or demoli-
tion of low-income housing.
Even with these grants, the
SHIP coordinator, Erica Villafuerte,
is always looking for more grants
to help with the assistance of low-
income housing. Recently, Glades
County applied for Disaster Recov-
ery Funding to assist the state in
the recovery process after Hurri-
cane Wilma. The funding can only
be used for activities directly relat-


ed to the recovery.
Our local SHIP program has
been actively partnering with vari-
ous community agencies to fur-
ther expand affordable housing.
SHIP has many projects cur-
rently under way. Down payment
assistance and rehabilitation to
homes are continuously being
awarded. HHRP and CDBG funds
allow old, deteriorated homes to
be replaced with homes for eligi-
ble families.
For more information or com-
ments, please contact Erica Villa-
fuerte, Glades County SHIP Coor-
dinator at (863) 946-6004 or stop at
the office, located in the Glades
County Courthouse, 500 Ave. J, in
Moore Haven Monday through Fri-
day.


u ujrB. idlauifutijri,.AC, &,r&i l oioirr laui,.J, VERY WELL MAINTAINED J, .rr, 1 ,.ir, 2 ca gara.,
ranty. The game room exercise room has so many posasiblies. It could be home. Poured concrete and new roof in 2005. Beautiful hardwood
a huge 5th or 6th BD that has sliding glass doors leading to a fenced In floors through-oult/screened breeze-way.This home has been very
yard. There Is also a g. utility n. off of 4th BD that has thosq. footage to well taken care of, and is In move-in condition. Big beautiful oaks
be a bathrornrlaundry room (WID hook ups already installed).At $229,g00 and palms, and a separate fence for dogs. Beware of dog listing
this one won't last longl Please call 357-5900 to schedule showing, agent must accompany at all showings. $225,000 (#91258).


-" ''


Daughtrey replaces interim city manager


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to Okeechobee News
BELLE GLADE Newall
Daughtrey, one of four finalists for
the position of city manager, has
been appointed to serve as Belle
Glade's interim manager.
The appointment was made
after the commission voted to ter-
minate Oscar Alvarez's employ-
ment with the city. Mr. Alvarez, the
former assistant manager who had
assumed the role of acting manag-
er, was fired moments before, Mr.
Daughtrey assumed the job.
Commissioner Don Garrett
made the motion, a sudden one, to
hire Mr. Daughtrey as the acting city
manage r. Mr. Garrett, in a similar
fashion, had already offered the
motion to terminate Mr. Alvarez's
employment.
"I've got all the confidence in
the world for him," Commissioner
Garrett said of Mr. Daughtrey after
the appointment.
Mr. Daughtrey was sworn in
after the 3-to-2 vote, and assumed
the job immediately, taking the city
manager's seat on the dais the
same night. The commission voted


to hire Mr. Daughtrey for a period
of 90 days until it finds a permanent
replacement. He will be paid a
salary equal to $91,000 annually.
Meanwhile, Mr. Alvarez, who
did not agree with the city attor-
ney's interpretation that the board
had the power to fire him as the
city only reserves that power over
key employees, the assistant city
manager position excluded -- sat
out the rest of the meeting in the
audience.
"They're wrong on that one,"
he said, referring to the vote.
Commissioner Garrett criticized
Mr. Alvarez before calling for his
termination.
"Mr. Alvarez at one time didn't
want any part on this commis-
sion," he said. "Either you're on the
team or you're not on the team."
The commission selection of Mr.
Daughtrey was not his first
encounter with the city. Mr. Daugh-
trey, a former administrator for the
city ofOpa Locka, had applied for the
city manager position years earlier.
Mr. Daughtrey was one of the
top vote-getters then, after the
commission tallied the results of


the candidate ranking by some
accounts Mr. Daughtrey was the
highest-ranked candidate. Mr.
Daughtrey did not get the job,
though, narrowly losing it to anoth-
er applicant.
In casting what may have been
the deciding vote to hire him as act-
ing city manager, Commissioner
Shelly Miller said her vote was
fueled by a willingness to make up
for Mr. Daughtrey's previous expe-
rience with the commission.
"I feel he was denied the oppor-
tunity before," Commissioner
Miller said of Mr. Daughtrey.
After the vote, Commissioners
Asia-Williams and Kendall
expressed concern with the results
of Mr. Daughtrey's background
check. The check revealed a num-
ber of ethics complaints lodged
against Mr. Daughtrey during his
former job, many of them, the
commissioners said, dealing with
money.
"As best as I can tell, he was not
cleared," said Commissioner
Kendall.
Commissioner Asia-Williams
said Mr. Alvarez's termination was


the result of three of the five com-
missioners agreeing to the matter
even before stepping in to the city
hall chambers on Monday night.
"It's like this was previously
decided and then acted out in the
courts, and that makes it legal,"
Commissioner Asia-Williams said.
She said she was disappointed
and embarrassed with her fellow
commissioners' actions with
regard to Mr. Alvarez.
"He was standing up as a man-
ager, telling them what's best in the
interest of the city," said Commis-
sioner Asia-Williams during a five-
minute recess, pointing to Mr.
Alvarez's chastising the commis-
sion for not working with city staff
- a statement the former assistant
manager made during a previous
city meeting.
But Mayor Sanchez had a differ-
ent interpretation.
"He just wasn't working out,"
said Mayor Sanchez, who agreed
when Commissioner Garrett criti-
cized Mr. Alvarez for talking about
commissioners behind their backs.
"It was nothing personal," the
mayor said.


105 Hwy 98 N Okeechobee 863-763-9983
OPEN: Tues. Sat. 4:30 P.M. 10:00 P.M.



Su ._.... p-,
iA IG-ORIiVic CENTER
2006 UPCOMING EVENTS
Recreational Riding ~ 1st & 3rd Tues. of Each Month 6-9:30
Miniature Horse Club of South Florida
Oct. 21s' & 22nd' Club & Show Information: (561) 798-6129
!Event Information Calr (863) 763-1666
Located at 4200 East Highway 70
:. 3 miles east of downtown Okeechobee
For .Addtional Information, picec -eiil o.r Okeichobi. Count y Web Sites
SEi'u'.ci' oA.7eLhobti f h7 i'nwa'i okc'.hobec-tdJc.com


Your Largest Fence Post

Supplier In South Florida

... -= -:i4


Ex-sugar worker accused of embezzling


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to the Okeechobee News
CLEWISTON A former U.S.
Sugar employee is charged with
one counpt of grand theft. a first-
degree felony' He is acouse4 of
embezzling more than $100,000
from the company.
Roberto Arturo Rojas, 36, of
Pembrook, surrendered himself
at the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office to Special Agent Scott Gib-
son with the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement. His bond


was set at $100,000. the company's in-house
The state attorney's office recruiters for two years. An audit
had issued a warrant for his of the amounts paid to outside
arrest in May, after investigating recruiting firms revealed, U.S.
the case. Sugar. officials said, that. an
Accoidin;ru to his booking amrounr of $250,000 had been
repon, RjaS. iS causedd dOfthe embezzledd from the company's
theft of more than 1 0:,..I ,t0 from finances.
his former employer, U.S. Sugar. U.S. Sugar officials reportedly
The report lists a four-month found out about the missing
period, beginning in December money after Mr. Rojas was no
of last year, as the time frame of longer with the company and
the suspected theft. referred the case to FDLE.
Rojas was reportedly one of The state attorney's office is


now handling the case.
One of Mr. Rojas' family
members, a sister-in-law who
also worked for U.S. Sugar, is a
witness in the investigation at
this point,.according tq Special
Agent Gibson, who did .not pro-
vide any additional information
about her.
Rojas was arraigned Aug. 14
at the courthouse in LaBelle,
where he entered a plea of not
guilty. His next scheduled court
date is Sept. 11.


Glades County Roundup


Are you a blogger?
Get a newszap link!
The Glades County Democ-
rat is looking to broaden its list-
ing of "Columnists & Bloggers"
at www.newszap.com.
More and more people are
starting blogs including busi-
ness people, support groups,
and individuals with an opinion
on the day's news or culture.
If you are a local blogger
who would like to be listed,
please visit
http://www2.newszap.com/blo
gs/request.htm and fill in the
form.
In addition to the link, the
newspaper will consider pub-
lishing timely postings as news


or commentaries on its pages.

Native Plant Society
meetings are scheduled
The Florida Native Plant Soci-
ety meeting will be held on the
first Tuesday of each month at 7
p.m., at the 'Agri-Civic Center at
4509 George Blvd. in Sebring in
conference room number three.,
For more information, call Roy
Stewart at, (863) 632-0914.

Political Rally
set for Aug. 31
Buckhead Ridge Homeown-
ers Association will host a
Glades County Political Rally on


Thursday, Aug. 31, at the com-
munity center. State, circuit and
local candidates will be speaking
and will be available afterwards
for questions. Refreshments will
be served at the event. For fur-
ther information, contact Rogel
Brown at (863) 467-6596.

Elections poll
workers needed
If you are interested in serving
your community, your neighbor-
hood, and your fellow Ameri-
cans, become a poll worker in
the upcoming elections. The Pri-
mary Election is Sept. 5, and the
General Election is Nov. 7. There
are 13 Precinct Polling Places in


Glades County. In order to serve
as a poll worker, you must first
attend a poll worker's training
class held before the election at
the courthouse. You must be
able to read and write the Eng-
lish language and you must be
registered to vote in Glades
County. You must be at the
Precinct Polling Place by 6 a.m.
and you must stay there until
after the polls close at 7 p.m. If
you are interested, and want to
know more, please call Holly
Whiddon at the Supervisor of
Elections office at (863) 946-
6005.


- - - -t -I


Aug 25 '
Aug31
0


For Info
Call
763-7202
0


a 110
0 0
- - - -


o THEATRE I 1
o "SNAKES ON A PLANE"f (R)
0 Fri @ 7-00 & 9-00. Sat, Sun.,
0 @ 200, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00. Mon.
o a
@ 3:00 & 7:00. Tues., Wed., [0 .
0 0
Thurs., @ ZOO, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00.
o 0
0 THEATRE I
0 "HE DEVIL WEARS PRADA"o .V j '
o Fri @ 7:00 & 9:00. Sat, Surn, @ p0 o
o 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00. Mon., AA
o @ 3.00 & 700. Tues., Wed.,
o Thurs. @ 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 &.9:00 a
o 0
0 THEATRE III
0 "ACCEPTED"(PG) 0
S FrA @ 7.00 & 9.00. Sat & Sun.
@ 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9.:00. Mon.@'
S3.00 & 7.-00. Tues., Wed. Thurs. 0
o @ 'ZO0, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00. PG


new patients only (D0330, D0150, D6010) EXPIRES 08/31/06


561-741-7142


6390 W. Indiantown Road Jupiter E. of 1-95 on Indiantown Rd
Open Evenings and Saturdays by Appointment www.freeimplantreport.com


NEW TREATMENT PROGRAM ONLY. THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT I IAVE l IE RIGHI TO REFUSE ITO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR ANY SERVICE EXAMINATION OR
TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED ASA RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO TT IE ADVERTISEMENI FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATIONOR TREATMENT.


The Okeechobee News has immediate
opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.















Okeechobee


News
Must have a dependable car and provide excellent
service to our customers everyday.


Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.


The Okeechobee News, Friday, August 25, 2006


.. --.. ......................


APPEARANCE IMPLANTS
4f & LASER
DENTISTRV
JL I IIfflnRm 1


0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
-----------


da
qvojr"lw,-


11 '-T -


o,












Another crazy week at home for Curtis
Another crazy_______________


a -.-


: -"Copyrighted Material



: Syndicated Content


-Available from Commercial News Provi ers


S Q


S -


- -
- - -a -a


0 0 0 -


-
I -
a a a
- ~ a ~


o -


a ~ .
a a


Sports Briefs

OCRA grid sign ups slated
Sign-ups for the O.C.R.A. tackle football, flag football and cheer-
leading programs will take place Aug. 26, and Sept. 9 at the Okee-
chobee Sports Complex, 580 N.W. 27th Lane, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Parents and/or guardians must accompany the child being
enrolled. A copy of the child's birth certificate is required.
The enrollment fee for tackle football is $75 per player, and $60 per
participant in the flag football and cheerleading programs.
These programs are open to children 6 to 12 years of age.
Youth soccer sign-ups slated
Registration for the Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation
Department's Youth Soccer League will be held each weekday from 8
a.m. until 5 p.m. beginning Monday, Aug. 21, and ending Friday, Sept.
1.
The sign-ups will be held at the department's office at 640 N.W
27th Lane in the Okeechobee County Sports Complex:
The sign-up fee is $25 per child.
The league will consist of five divisions: 14 and under, 12 and
under, 10 and under, 8 and under and 6 and under. Parents will be
required to present a cbpv ot the participant's birth certificate at the
time of registration.The participant's age as of Dec. 31, 2006, will
determine their age dnivrr.n.
The minimurm enrollment for each division is 30 players.
Games will be played locally and are scheduled to begin Saturday,
Sept. 30. League play will end before Christmas.
For information, call (863) 763-6950.
Church sponsoring youth soccer league
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., is sponsoring an
UPWARD soccer league for 4 year olds through sixth grade and the
deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 25.
The last evaluations will be held at the church on Thursday, Aug.
24, and Friday, Aug. 25, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Each participant
must attend one evaluation.
The cost to participate in the league is $65 per participant, plus $50
for each additional child in the family.
The first game will be played Saturday, Sept. 16.
Players may be registered at the church office Monday through Fri-
day, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., or at one of the evaluations.
For information, call the church at (863) 763-1699.


- ..


%Nano


a a
a a
a a
-

- 5 0 -


- *


e
a


- .5


a


a
p -

a


-4b
~ *
-0 dfmlW4 0 SMMM00
dD M 4OPMbb M d


a-
a -


o-


- S


0 ~, low
a -4D


- a -a p -.o
- -a



4 0

a4w
mwa

.dip*


- a


call a professional!"
Call 863-763-3134 or email us at
okecompo@strato.net to place your ad!


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okecompo@strato.net



&W Aes Health

230 S. Barfield Hwy.
Pahokee, FL 33476-1834
Phone: (561) 924-5561
Fax: (561) 924-9466
Email:
GladesCare@FloridaCare.net


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okecompo@strato.net


[ 'I.I L'N 1 IM.I'LAN I S
S'ENTISTRY
I"D lY
Dr. Wade B. Harrouf .DS.
TA. Ia .lM uln,. IMD.S
.mIl t ,'\ oi IIl'I

561-741-7142
6390 W. Indiantown Rd.
Jupiter
Chasewood Plaza near RJ Gators

Okeechobee Health &
Rehabilitation Center
Therapy Subacute Care
Long Term Care
In-Patient & Outpatient Care
1646 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee
(863) 763-2306
(863) 763-2226



OPEN MRI
OF OKEECHOBEE
OKEECHOBEE'S ONLY
OPEN MRI
115 NE 3rd St.
Suite A
863-824-6736


W,] =I 1, r M nto],i
auisc Coast Oennatoly

Jonathan S. Sanders MD, JD.
Cynthia J. Rogers, M.D.
Tim Ioannides MD.
1924 US Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee
863-467-9555


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okecompo@strato.net



ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okecompo@strato.net


Okeechobee
(863) 467-6767
Ft. Pierce: (772) 595-5995
Port St. Lucie: (772) 335-3550
Stuart: (772) 219-2777
Palm Beach Gardens: (561) 694-9493

Raulerson Hospital


Visit Our Website
www.raulersonhospital.com
1796 Hwy. 441 North
Okeechobee, Florida
(863) 763-2151
wf-,l a] F;IT/ [o] koo] z [ic] KIoIe

"G LAKE
CANCER CENTER
RADIATION ONCOLOGY
Ramesh Kumar, MD
1115 North Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 467-9500


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okecompo@strato.net



ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okecompo@strato.net



ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-3134
or email
okecompo@strato.net


er!\W Ie] o Mona

James E. Bradfield, MD
FACOG
is pleased to announce the
opening of his office for the
practice of Gynecology
1300 N. Parrott Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-763-8000
drbradfield@earthlink.net
BOARD CERTIFIED

^e merger C/j,
Specializing In:
Complete Adult Healthcare
Jay Berger, M.D., MPH
SDee Patton, A.R.N.P.
Board Certified Specialists
S In Internal Medicine
NEW PATIENTS WELCOME
1105 N. Parrott Ave. 467-1117
CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
Office Hours: Mon., Tues, Thurs. 8 Am TO 6 PM
& Wed. 8 AM TO 4:30 PM


DAVID A.
SIGALOW, M.D.
BOARD CERTIFIED
IN UROLOGY
215 N.E. 19th Dr.
Okeechobee
(863) 763-0217


~~~~~7ivr 17 7 7 1F T I/I, T77~IJ i~'i T ~ tT i~ ~ WII[,IU


am- N -JK-


ML '-A I K M AML --A I-L- --&- --A


The Okeechobee News, Friday, August 25, 2006


SPORTS


o


Q g O
O


o


I


. 4b


uw-


.


'Imil


lIPIP


kdamc I









The Okeechobee News, Friday, August 25,2006 u


At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Aug. 25,
through Thursday, Aug. 31, are as
follows:
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 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Devil Wears Prada"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Accepted" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource
Center of Okeechobee, a non-
profit organization, offers 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 educa-
tion. Operating hours are from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. We are located
at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. For
information or appointments
call (863) 763-8859.

Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics
include discipline a family
affair, birth to eight rhonths -
infants, eight to eighteen months
-.the toddler. I'8 to, 36, months
terrific twos, three.year olds,
and uncommon sense. Each
week parents, "earn" baby bucks
to purchase items for their baby
at the center's Baby Boutique.
Childcare is not provided; how-
ever, infants in carriers are wel-
come. For details, call (863) 763-
8859 or (863) 697-6320.

American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would
like to give of your time and tal-
ents to help local citizens in time
of disaster, please call Debbie
Riddle or Candace at the Ameri-
can Red Cross-Okeechobee
branch at (863) 763-2488.

Red Road Academy
I needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do
you have a job skill that you
would like to teach others? Do
you belong to a civic organiza-
tion or religious organization
and would like to spread the
word? If you answered yes to
any of these questions, please
contact Karin Aldridge at Red
Road Academy, (863) 357-5905.
We are looking for volunteers to
work a few hours a month with
committed youth.

Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
SHospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items and is cur-
rently seeking such items as
baby clothes, furniture, small
appliances, tools, as well as golf
and fishing equipment. Call Hos-
pice at (863) 467-2321 for pick-


up, or deliver items to 411 S.E.
Fourth St.

Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly proper-
ty beautification awards pro-
gram. The property does not
have to be for sale and is open to
residential and commercial
property throughout the county.
For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Christy at
(863) 697-3149 or Lori Mixon at
(863) 763-0004.


.-..- wPM


104


mdWA


IdO .mom mmAo


4w 0 -w
ape~


9, .


.*~6% -ass~


.aa







4w w 4
4D 4jl _


- -a -


A


- .,-a .
- m -
-- -~ ~ S
-
-a. -~.- a
a.

~ S
-A -- .' ~
- a. a..-q m
- -
o -C -
- a. - ~
- a -

F ~ A ~ a. ~
a. a. -a - A


0 4 0 qw
4wa om S
ma 4. a. a


* a a. m
a S ~


F'


--4 ap---W



4011- & 40 40W p"qb


V
S
4"


,*

r 1W
11


@Now 4


*~. *.a. WISO
so~v w r*bqa- -Ms. o


I S SO,:,.

S 6 SaSS..
a 5


***
* ft


46 mom40
0 1p


. d 4 .o. o


_________ b 04upA


S.
a


So a


1 0


S..
I
e


0 6 6 0
* S..

* S S ~


e 4 i 1 *


I 1 0


0 4om am 04 a


*0 m O o4


o .09 e
* S S S .


af


0m 4=W0 4b 4


0 %


0 o


* 4 w o


0 0 % 1 0


* *


S I0


t I I


* S


44 m- m
a- .-m 41
a. --Iwo


Omi*-mm
- adouoft


-


a a- 40
qa. 4ep 1 d 1- -

4w- .Mlmw

- a4m
a.M. -
-.mop --lo di
40 m m -


a 4 0 0


% *%


* 0


S


e *am -


cow op ON% o~m <



0400041p Q Gums


IV.


p


-; -
Ga.





y -



e from Commercial News Providers
I 0 a i 4 W '
* 4
* i -i* -
4b o MO a


0 a 0 0S % 0 v % 0 0


m


-AMEM.-


4WAIP fgqqrm6 A
EFILI --doollmo Lim i

%W um IN" ID


0-4b


4D ob


- 0,


w w


v


o


. m


1% IV 1.


"16
Alk


4L


w j








8 Okeechobee News, Friday, August 25, 2006


Sasi Ieds







1f877p353n2424F rf.a. ABSOLUTEL
____________________ for any personal items for sale under $2,500


Employment

ORiTI a.


Financial





Services |

F-jIITI


11 -.


Recreation





Aul omobiles





Public Notices

IiM1A0MAS


More Papers Mean More Readers!

Reach more readers when you run
Your ad in several papers in


our newspaper network.
Our newspaper network
consists of eight papers one


daily and seven weeklies. An ad run in all these newspapers will
reach more than 164,000 readers*!

Call Today For Details!
* Sources: Pulse Research Market Survey; Simmons Market Research; INI Market Research Center,


Rules for placing FREE ads!
To qualify, your ad
Must be for a personal item. (No commercial items, pets or animals)
Must fit into 1 2 inch
(that's 4 lines, approximately 23 characters per line)
Must include only one item and its price
(remember it must be S2,500 or less)
No Fee, No Call us!, No Problem!
I No Fee, No Catch, No Problem!


Announcements


Important Ir, Formraison
Please read your ad carefully
the first day it appears. In
case of an inadvertent error,
please notify us prior to the
deadline listed. We will not
be responsible for more than
1 incorrect insertion, or for
more than the extent of the
ad rendered valueless by
such errors. Advertiser
assumes responsibility for all
statements, names and con-
tent of an ad, and assumes
responsibility for any claims
against Independent
Newspapers. All advertising
is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all copy, and
to insert above the copy the,
word "advertisement. All
ads: accepted are subjectot '"
credit approval. All ads must
conform to Independent
Newspapers' style and are
restricted to their proper
classifications. Some dlassi-
fled categories require
advance payment. These
classifications are denoted
with an asterisk *
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memorlam 125
Fo d 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

-Aucions 0105


PUBLIC AUCTION
Sat. Aug. 26th
9:00 a.m.
837 Main St. E
(Hwy. 29S)
Immokalee, FL
Sale Site
239-657-2610
229-985-4565
demottauction.com
Terry DeMott, Sr.
Auctioneer
AU1833 AB1285


LARGE DOG- Vic of Ft Drum
Ranchettes, Call to identify.
(863)697-8948

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Corner Hutch
Now do-it-yourselfers can
take advantage of that empty
comer in the dining room or
kitchen with this comer hutch
project. It measures about 21
in. on each side by 66 in. tall.
Corner Hutch plan
(No. 426) ... $8.95
Hutches Package
4 plans incl. 426
(No. C26) ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects). .. $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, 15241 Stagg St.,
Van Nuys, CA 91405.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


UG.e.I


Bag of New Clothes, parking
lot, front of Family Dollar
Store on 70 East. Call to
identify. 863-763-0346 aft 5
CATS (2) Neutered males. Call
to ID. (863)357-3225
LARGE FEMALE DOG Mix
breed, Tan w/blk. tail. Found in
Taylor Creek Isles on 8/12.
PIs. call to identify. 467-4734
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for It?

GERMAN SHEPHERD / LAB
MIX: Female. Lost in vie.. of
Treasure Island. Reward.
(863)261-5764
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


BASSETT HOUND MIX (2),
male & female, about 9 mos.
old. Prefer to stay together.
(863)227-2600
CATS (2), To good homes. 1
neutered male & 1 spayed
female. (863)467-7536
LAB MIX PUPPY, Black, Fe-
male. Free to good home.
2V2 mo. old w/shots &
worming. (863)763-8892
PIT BULL PUPPIES, 2 females,
solid white w/red nose. 3
mos. old. Need loving
homes. (863)634-6601
PITBULL, To good home,
male, 1 A yrs. old, friendly,
needs room to run. Owner
moving. (863)634-9493




Okeechobee
3350 NW 168th Ct.
Sat., Aug. 26th, 8am to ??
Furniture, clothes (baby, kid's
& women's), air compressor,
garden tiller, dishes & more.
How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifleds
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
door? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items In
the classifelds.


U..arage/
Yard Safles 4


FIlI-Time 205
Employment .
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



2200OR 440 CSR
position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
A Hi-tech company needs:
TECH SUPPORT
w/good hardware,
computer/Internet skills.
Pick u application
@100 SW15th St. or
Fax resume to 863-467-0816
ALL ABOUT YOU
CAREGIVERS INC.
Is accepting applications
for HHA's & CNA's
for the Okeechobee area.
Immediate openings for Full
and Parttime positions.
Please call (863)824-8733
NR# 30211037




ASSISTANT
MANAGER &
SERVERS NEEDED
(AM & PM)
For Busy
Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.

f CONSTRUCTION s'
I WORKERS
I Exp'd workers needed for I
,Petroleum Industry
Pipe Fitters
SEquipment Operators I
IElectrician's Helpers
iLaborers & Helpers
I Only serious, self motivated
need apply. Clean driving
I record. Weekly travel req'd I
in FI. DFWP, 401K,
I Paid Holidays/Vacation
Wilson's Petroleum
Equipment
772-468-3689
Get a quick response to
any Item you may be sell-
Inn with a classified ad.


SSp i i


I.pca Notice


I a Notic I.1


I.pca Noic 0155


EmiloymInt
FullTm e 020i 5


Emlymn
Ful Tie 001


&.- 0 .a -- - I Okeechobee News I


m ~
m

-



*
* ~ -

* ,~
*


*
* ~- -
0. .~
* -~
C -
.-- 4

* -


* -


~- -





~
m
~

6

~
- ~ -


~. .m


-~ -
0
6 ~- _


0 - -


. 4b -


- -.-


=- r -
-a J


"Copyrighted Material


Syndicated Content


we
e.g
*6S
* S.


Available from Commercial News Providers"J
-.-- 9.. w
ea :: ,.


p*


0-M




Emplymen
Ful im 005


* *
* 0
* *


go0
ow. 0*

wo0


Emlomet
Full Tim


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


EXPERIENCED
A/C MECHANIC
All Phases, Clean DL
Call (863)467-9900
Experienced Tractor Driver
needed for large dairy farm.
Must be willing to
occasionally milk cows.
DFWPR (863)763-2279
9:00 a.m. to Noon.


FIELD/SHOP MECHANICS
CAT Exp. Pref., Must have
own tools, Solid company
with comp. salary.
(561)793-0322, Ext.106
FUEL TRUCK/LUBE
TRUCK DRIVER
CDL B w/Hazmat req. Exp.
Pref., Comp., Salary plus OT
(561)793-0322, ext. 106


Emlymn
Pull ime


HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
I
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


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
MEDICAL OFFICE
Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34972


TICKET WRITER/SCALE
HOUSE OPERATOR
Needed for Dredging Company
7a 5p Weekdays
Call (863)763-3905
SEPTIC & DRAIN FIELD
INSTALLER
Will train, experience preferred.
(863)634-6300 or 467-9966
Shop here first
The classified ads


WANTED
Newspaper Carriers
Applications are now.
being accepted at:
Okeechobee News
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974


ASSISTANT STORE MGR.
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Big Cypress Reservation
Min. 1 yr supervisory experience.
Food sales experience a plus.
Excellent communication & computer,
skills. Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
High School Diploma or GED. Exc.
Benefits incl. medical, dental & 401K,
food & fuel allowance. Salary based
on exp. Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

STORE MANAGER
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Big Cypress Reservation
High School diploma or GED.
Associates preferred. Min. 1 yr retail
exp. Exc. communication skills.
2 yrs supervisory or management exp.
Flex hours, FL Drivers License.
Salary based on exp. Excellent benefits
(medical, dental, optical, 401 K,
fuel & food allowance)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477


Imlymn


Emplomn


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


PALMDALE
OIL COMPANY



Class A License
w/ HAZMAT & Tanker.
Medical Benefits,
Retirement, Vacation &
Bonus Programs.



Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items In
the classifelds.


Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant Needed. Full Time
in busy medical office. Exp.
necessary. Fax CV to
863-582-9800.



ICE CREAM TRUCK DRIVER:
Part Time, Early Evenings &
Weekends. Great pay. Must
have clean driving record &
cell phone. Call for appt./appli-
cation. (863)467-0354



READING A
NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.

rden are moe populiorl


FIN I FA


Merchlanise Mobile Homes
.... .. .... k ili!'I '


Place Your
YARD SALE
ad today!

Get FREE
signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


Emlymn
Ful Tie I'l


m-dommim
40 40 *


m








Okeechobee News. Friday, August 25, 2006


*~eca i -


SBic 0155


fi.lo w6


.li fic


*~ea Notice


I. cal Noice


-a


jbp G .*




'Copyrighted Material



Syndicated Content ..-_


Available from Commercial News Providers",




|S &
mth eC Sa




V OW. 018
TT: mom


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well asi
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 of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 10
Chid Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




J& J Building Contractors
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Garages
Seawalls
(863)634-2044




Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 &# 5698



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


r, I







The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & MAgazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins 'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment./
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps; Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets./Supplies,'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C 2 1/2 TON, Package unit
w/heat strip. Just serviced.
Exc. cond. $350.
863-674-0467
AIR CONDITIONER '05 York
3.5 ton-package unit w/heat,
new in box. $1750
(954)309-8659
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.
863-467-4328


AIR CONDITIONER, 18,000
btu, heats & cools. $75
(863)467-8339
REFRIG. Kenmore side by
side, W&I in door, Elec
Range smooth top $800
(863)675-5865 8am-5pm
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
sep. (863)697-3316


SCHWINN, Orange County
Chopper, like new, $175.
(863)467-0538



CERAMIC TILE, grey, 12x12, 2
boxes w/20 pcs., great for
entry foyer, $20.
(863)357-6315
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.
(863)357-1352
VINYL SIDING- Georgia Pacif-
ic, light gray, new, one full
box of 22,12ft sections.
$200 (863)467-7866
WINDOWS (3)
37"W x 38"L. Slide up/down.
$50 for all. 863-697-2044


POWERFLITE Carpet Cleaning
Machine, Comm' w/20' hose,
Tools, some chemicals &
training. $800. 863-467-1809


CRIB & MATTRESS, Like new,
all wood crib. $170
(863)675-4701
CRIB BEDDING SET, $30
(863)675-4701
SWING SET, Solid wood.
$125 (863)612-5037 La-
Belle
WICKER BASSINET Natural
color w/mattress. NICE! Ok.
Wood Cradle, $100/both.
Will.sell sep. 863-357-1032


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
$100(863)634-0339


CARVED WOOD BABY FOX
Life sized, painted, handmade
by artist, $275. 863-763-3302



COMPUTER, Hewlett Pavilion
Packard 6343 model: Com-
plete w/printer. Great condi-
tion. $100 (863)697-3316
PENTIUM 4- Complete, key-
board, mouse, educational
program, $250
(863)843-0158
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 &
bookshelf. $250
(863)610-1926
COACH & LOVESEAT, Leather,
blush color., $400
(863)634-0812
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
(863)674-0467.
COMPUTER DESK: Large,
Light Oat Oat Wood Look. $50.
(863)357-9946
DESK- all wood, white Formi-
ca covered, 24Wx4OLx30H,5
drawers, 1 door, on wheels,
$100 (863)357-8788
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.
$500 (863)467-2532
DINING ROOM TABLE- Tile
top, White wash, Peach tile
w/pattern, Seats 4. $150.
Firm (863)634-0387
DINING TABLE custom made
w/glass top, nice cond. Cost
$1150 new, sacrifice for
$150. (561)633-1371.
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
shelves, $75
(863)675-2392
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Birchwood, beautiful, mint
condition. $900
(863)697-6455
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid wood, coffee table &
end table. Fits 42" w/s tv.
$650 (863)763-4992
FUTON- White, Metal, Good
condition. $75.
(863)634-8118
GIRLS BEDROOM SUITE
Natural wood, incl. bed, dress-
ers, desk, nghtstds, mirror,
$800 Negot. 561-790-6589
GLASS TOP TABLE 36"w/four
chairs. Designer full length
mirrors, (2). Ped. sink/faucet.
$350. Will sep. 561-625-4306


GLIDER ROCKER CHAIR
w/Glider Ottoman, Blue Rose
Flowers on Beige. Exc. cond.
$75 (863)467-4729
KING SIZE BED- Oriental, 4
poster. Solid wood. Good
condition. $1000.
(863)946-3265
LIVING ROOM SET, Love seat,
chair & ottoman. Like new
condition. $275
(863)612-5037 LaBelle
LIVING ROOM SET, Sleeper
sofa, loveseat & 2 Lazyboy
recliners. $600
(863)234-1067
LIVING ROOM SET, Sofa,
loveseat, wing chair, 4 oak
claw foot tables, mint cond.
$2450 (863)697-6455
MATTRESS: Queen Size,
Complete w/Frame & Box
Spring. Good condition. $120.
(863)357-9946
OAK DINING TABLE w/6 up-
holstered chairs, good cond.
$200 (863)675-5865
8am-5pm.
.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.
$800. (239)537-4253
SOFAS (2), Matching, gray
w/flowers, good condition.
$200 or will separate.
(863)357-1352
TWIN BEDROOM SET &
Dressers, 2-End tables.
$10700. (863)517-1942


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
863-697-6455 info./apt.



IMAGE 17.0 TREADMILL
Get fit fast in the comfort of
your own home. Used 1 mth.
$400 Negot. 863-6334-0761
OLYMPIC WEIGHT BENCH w/
Olympic Free Weights. Like
brand new. Pd. $350 / Now
$175 (561)662-4563 Keith


ANN. RING, Beautiful 1'1/2ctw,
5 Emerald cut diamonds,
14k. white gold, size 7.
$2000 (863)634-0812
DIAMOND RING w/wedding
band entwined, 1 carat, size
7, pear shaped, asking
$1800. (863)675-6511.
DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$450 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023
GOLD NECKLACE 14K, 20"
chain with motorcycle medal-
lion, new $150. Asking $100.
863-634-9316.


CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classifieds.


HOVEROUND motorized
chair. Complete. 2 yrs. old,
used very little. $1000.
863-763-3302
LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300
(863)675-0548


CARGO TOP CARRIER, 18cu.
ft., Sears X-Cargo, excellent
condition. $75 (863)610-0412
or (863)763-5422
HYDRAULIC PUMP for owrad-
er, complete w/delta duirip.
& aluminum block, $220 ,)r
best offer. (863)763-3331
MRE'S (Meals Ready to Eai) 2
Cases (12 per case): 1 00
for both, will sep
(863)763-7161
PLAY STATION II- Sony Wv'5
games, 2 controllers. 2 iTI,,
old. $150. (863)447-62.'0

ROAD MESH, Used wit-i con-
crete, 5'x30' long 6-
squares. $15
(863)763-0625
SCRAP METAL REMOVAL
Automobiles, Farm equipment
& aluminum. Please call
(863)634-2792



ACOUSTIC GUITARS, (2),
Esteban, w/soft case Alva-
-e. M,:ij 5022. w hdid case,.
8275 i86i697-970' .
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-
fer. 239-848-7662
SNARE DRUM, with stand and
practice pad, paid $250,
asking $50. (863)675-4098
evenings
TENOR SAX, by Conn, with
case, asking $450.
(863)675-4098 evenings



ENGRAVER-New Hermes, En-
gravograph, 115 AC/DC, .88
amps, 10K RPM, H.9. 1/15,
$1500 (863)763-7609


BIRD CAGE, Large, White,
Good condition. $50.
(863)304-6310
Boston Terrier Pups, 10 wks
old, multi color, 2 males, 1
fern., dhots & wormed.
$300. (863)357-2124
COCKATIELS (2), with cage.
$75 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
CONURES (3), Mated pair &
older baby w/large cage. $600
(863)675-0247 LaBelle
CUSTOM BUILT FISH TANK
150 gallon. $500 or best offer.
863-673-2896 askforVicki
DOBERMAN, female, reg., up
to date on shots, $300.
(863)763-1504
DOBERMAN, red & tan, male,
up to date on shots, $250.
(863)763-1504
FREE HAMSTERS
863-801-1302
GERBILS (5), with 2 aquari-
ums & tops. $20 for all
(863)634-6087 anytime -
KERR PUPPIES- 7 1/2 wks,
free to good homes only
(863)675-2844
ROTTWEILER/CURR MIX
Puppy. Female. 3 weeks old.
Free to good home only. Pis.
call 863-634-7482
TAMED COCKATIELS- handed
babys, $30 with out cage,
$45 with cage
(863)634-4583 Don
TOY FOX TERRIER & Japa-
nese Chin both males $450.
for both. Or will sep.
(863)983-6537


SATELLITE RECEIVER, Dish
Network, model 2700 with
remote. $20 (863)763-0625


LADDER STANDS (2 MAN) 12
Ft. $85 (863)467-6818
9am-7pm


TV, 48" Widescreen, with
base. $1300 (863)234-1067


AIR COMPRESSOR, lhp, for
home workshop. Runs good.
$95 firm. (561)676-0427
AIR COMPRESSOR, Ingersoll
Rand, 5.5 hp, 6 months old.
Paid $750, Asking $600 neg.
(863)674-0416 LaBelle
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
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.
561-625-4306



VACUUM CLEANERS, (2), Kir-
by, with all attachments.
$300 will sell separately.
(863)763-5011


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
OUTSIDE ANTENNA-
UHF/VHF, atleast 5ft tall,
reasonable price. Call
(863)467-0021
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




ROUND BALES (35)
$700/all, will sell separately.
863-634-9111


GELDING, 13 yrs 'old, gray,
very fast, used on barrels &
worked ,:is, ei.. manner
$2500. ,863)7.3-5058
HORSE TRAILER: Logan '88, 3
horse, slant stock trailer w/re-
movable tack wall. $1500 neg.
863-699-9701/239-280-6082
MISSING HORSE, 3 year old,
Sorrell Quarter horse, mare,
from Lake Port area.
REWARD! (239)633-7173
PONY CART & HARNESS,
$1000 or best offer.
(863)634-5820
REG. APPALOOSA'S- 1 Mare,
1 Gelding, good manners,
saddles incld,.$3000 for
both (863)763-2763
TB BAY GELDING- 18yrs, exc
horse team pens & sorts cat-
tle, exp rider, $1800
(863)763-5567



HUSKY RIDING MOWER- au-
to, 18hp, 42" cut, $250
(863)634-8596
LAWN TRACTOR, Husky Su-
preme, 26hp, 54" cut, 10cu.
ft. trailer, 94 hrs on motor.
$2000 neg. (863)634-1055
MTD MOWER- 12HP, 38" cut,
runs good, $150
(863)634-8596
PUSH MOWER self propelled
Lawn Boy, 21", 4.Shp, sharp
blade, good condo. NEW $400,
sell $100. 863-697-2033
PUSH MOWER, 6 hp, 22" cut,
self propelled. $60
(863)467-6475
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
11hp, older model, $200
$(863)697-6565
ROTO TILLER Huskee 6 1/2
HP rear times. $400.
(863)763-6888.
SELF PROP MOWER- 6.5HP,
lyr old, $100 or best offer
(863)763-6591
WEED EATER, Wheeled, 18",
$150 (863)467-1224

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial


Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



KINGS BAY: 1 BR, Furnished
w/ W&D, $825 mo. + sec.
dep. You pay electric.
(863)634-1268 / 763-8349
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 + until, $500/mo.
(863)634-0322
Villa, 2br/2ba, $950 mo., 1st,
last & $600 sec., non-smkg.
env. no pets, lawn maint., 1
yr. lease. (863)610-1750



COMMERCIAL BUILDING,
2,520 sq. ft., Hwy 441 N &
110th St. 7 miles N on 441.
(863)763-5062


BASSWOOD 3BR/2BA CBS
Newly renovated, cent. a/c, all
apple's pets okay. $1250/mo.
F/L/S. 863-634-4041
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA HOME
on Taylor Ck. w/boat dock in
Blue Heron CC. $1600/mo.
561-625-4306
Brand New AVAIL NOW
3BR/2BA in Dixie Ranch Es-
tates. Private, quiet, includes
washer & dryer, lawn & water
system maintenance.
$1100/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. (561)723-0661
CLOSE TO EVERYTHING:
Okeechobee, 2BR, 2BA, 907
SW 2nd Ave, $875/mo. + 1st,
last& sec. (863)634-0512
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-
nis, $1150/mo
(863)697-3008
LAKE ACCESSIBLE
Rentals Available.
2, 3 & 4 Bedroom. Short and
long term lease options.
Call 863-824-0981
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
Basswood, $1300/mth.
Call Pritchards GMAC Real
Estate. 863-610-1980
OKEE. Houses For Rent
New home 3br, 2ba, Carport,
$1100. mo
New Home 3br, 2ba, Gar.
$1200. mo.
Lawrence Associates.
1-800-543-2495
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-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car,
garage, cathedral ceilings,
quiet neighborhood.
(863)467-2541
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 scr. porches, boat-
house, overlooks Taylor Ck.
$1350/mth. 561-385-5979




OFFICE SPACE
FOR LEASE
850 sq. ft. w/
private entrance,
3 offices & bath.
$1,000 per
month + utilities.
"The White House"
1120 S. Parrott Ave
561-791-4567
NOW LEASING -
NEW OFFICES
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


SHARE HOME- Prof. Woman
will share home near Post
Office w/ Prof. Non-smoker.
Full Hse privileges/private
room/bath. $500. mo, 1st,
last, security, share utilities
(863)763-5567 or
(561)629-6213

Real Estate


Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




REMODELED: 1 Bdrm./1 Bath,
1 Story Building. 40 Oak Lake
Apts. $78,900. (863)763-839


BASS WOOD, 3BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, office, brand new CBS,
nice lot, financing avail., ready
now. $179,900.863-484-0809
BEAUTIFUL D/W on 5 Acres,
between LaBelle & Clewiston.
Horse fenced. Private & Se-
cluded. Some owner financing
avail. $229,000. Call
239-297-5864
OKEE- 3/2, 1 car gar. centrally
located in desired SW sect,
many upgrades, Must See,
$208,000. (863)634-7680
OKEE., Large 4br, 2ba, 2 car
gar. 80' Canal front, New Sea
wall, Tikki Hut, Fish cleaning
station, Nice Canal to Taylor
Creek, All new appl., Elec.,
A/C, Owner relocating. A
Steal at $249,900. Call for
more Info. (561)762-3309
Okeechobee, 2BR/2BA
55+ Resort Community.
Florda room & storage room.
New furniture, flooring, kitchen
appliances, dishwasher & roof.
$88,000 (863)467-5868
REDUCED BY $10,000!1f
Owner Finance Available
Large 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba w/Lake
access. LR, FR, DR, Eat in
Kitchen...Much Morel
$189,500. (863)634-5236



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.
ContactTom Peterson at Tom
Peterson Inc. Realtors, Vidalia,
GA. (912)537-8945

Mbile Homes



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.
(863)467-6549 or
(863)634-9322 anytime.
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba, In
M/H Pk. in Okee. Turn Key,
$24K Negot. (305)345-2472

Recreation



Boats ; 3005
Campeis/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



ALUMACRAFT V14, seats, an-
chors, lights, $1250/best of-
fer. Includes tackle. Call
863-677-2002.
BASS BOAT, MOTOR/TRLR.
1991, 17' Grumman, w/7Ohp
Evinrude. Troll mtr, new batt.
$2500.863-467-8292 lv.msg.
BASS TRACKER, '88, 40hp
Johnson, new trolling motor,
tandem trailer, $1500 or best
offer. (863)673-5058
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
sep. (863)509-3260
MARATHON 1985, Cabin
Cruiser, 21 Ft., 190 hp. Merc.
$3500 neg. MooreHaven
863-946-1856/248-935-3837
PONTOON BOAT 25'1996
completely redone w/Evin.
112hp,'04 dual axletrar., $10K
or best offer. 863-634-7163
QUACHITA- 14FT, center con-
sole, fiberglass, 25HP Evin-
rude, Continental trailer
$1500 (863)467-7866


SEA KAYAK- Fiberglass w/rud-
der, 17', Northwest Cadence,
$900 (863)357-7406
STARCRAFT 16' needs bat-
tery. 50hp Johnson, w/trr.
$500. 863-634-9153
TCRAFT BOAT, motor & trailer,
ready for fresh or salt water,
turnkey, $2000.
(863)697-2434


CROSS COUNTRY- 30ft, new
tires, $2500 or best of-
fer(863)675-2844



BOAT MOTOR- Merc 15hp,
2005, low hours, $1200
(239)225-3282
YAMAHA '04, 4hp cycle mo-
tor',like new, less than 100
hrs.', 1Oft. Tracker boat, tank,
oar..$1100 (863)675-0162



EVINRUDE '89, 70hp Out-
board, runs excellent, can
demonstrate. $700
(863)634-2998


Classic 1967 Triumph Chop-
per Project. 65cL 0.ood tiJe.
c.ompieie Dike, needs ring 10it
$2000 i863i67.I-0898
HONDA GOLDWING 77
$1400 or best offer.
(863)673-5251
HONDA REBEL 1986, 250
Street Bike. Great condition.
Runs good. $500.
(863)763-8261
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
Condition. $4600.
(863)357-7406
YAMAHA VIRAGO 1998, 1100
CC, 12,400 mis., Garage
kept. Excellent condition.
$3800 (863)763-8437



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-
Belle
GO CART- Murray, 6.0 HP, 1
seater, runs great, new rear
tires. $650. (863)674-0539
LaBelle.
HONDA 350X 1986- 3 wheel-
er, great cond, fast, hate to
let go but need to sell, $2000
neg. (863)517-1963
POLARIS TRAIL BOSS 325,
'0i new hjn-| & ,[,i~ kJi
[nin very iCo,:,d. $1600

*YAMAHA 400 Kojlia,, 04..
4x4; excellent condition,
hardly used, $3700
(863)673-4405


TRAVEL TRAILER, 28ft. Needs
work, has alot of potential.
$700 (863)675-1113 Muse
area.

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

^^^MHA11


FORD ESCORT STATION
WAGON, '95, $900. Or best
offer.(863)634-4518


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Work Table
Here's an attractive, durable and versatile work table
project ideal for do-it-yourselfers of all skill levels.
An adjustable top makes it perfect for sewing, draw-
ing, handicrafts and just about anything else. It has
no moving parts so that, once adjusted, the top stays
in place.
The completed work table measures 48 inches
wide by 36 inches deep, and adjusts from 31 inches
tall (chair height) to 38 inches tall (stool height).
Work Table plan (No. 604) ... $7.95
Woodworking Bench plan (No. 866) ... $9.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
15241 Stagg St this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
51 Money Back Guarantee


I


ow
qup .








10 Okeechobee News, Friday, August 25, 2006
_______________________________________________________ ___________________________ ___________M.___I__________ -- --- --.M,


BMW rare 53511990 Great for
the $. White w/tan leather, new
motor, trans, AC & more. Only
$2500. (772)475-6194.
CADILLAC EL DORADO '94,
$2500 (863)673-4100
CHEVY MONTE CARLO '98, 2
door LS coupe, 88k, good
condition, fire red. $5000 or
best offer. (863)763-8504
FORD TAURUS '91- strong
motor, good glass & body,
needs trans work, $250 neg
(863)763-8052
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.
$1500 (863)467-0668
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
(863)675-7105
LINCOLN TOWNCAR'93'
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.
(863)467-1000
MERCEDES '1981-240 diesel,
very clean asking $1000
(863)801-1666
OLDSMOBILE 98 1992, Good
condition. Needs work, but
runs good. $500/best offer
(863)763-0084
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/l,
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
or (863)763-2063
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$650 (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063


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.
(863)763-8969
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.
(863)763-1370
FORD F150'90-
No motor, parts only. $400
863-634-9153
FORD TRITON '98- good run-
ning cond. $900 or best offer
(863)634-5829
FRAME: w/ Front End suspen-
sion and rear end. Fits 1978
3/4 Ton Suburban $75.
(863)763-8437
GENERAL P255/70R17 TIRES,
(3), $90. (863)763-8969
REAR END: Fits Ford 1 Ton
Truck Approx. 1976. $100.
(863)357-398


JEEP CHEROKEE- '87, For
parts. Does not run. Needs
uel ump $800. Neg.
(863)763-3451
REAR END: 8" Ford, Fits
1960's Mustangs and Fal-
cons. 5 lug bolt pattern.
$100. (863)763-1370
REAR END: Fits Ford F-600,
Approx. 1974. Detroit Locker.
$100. (863)357-3981
RIMS & TIRES (4), 17"
Speedy, black, chrome lip, 4
bolt Honda's, all hardware.
$600 (561)985-0183
RIMS (4), Low profile, 4 lug,
off a '97 Honda Civic. $250
(863)447-5374
TRANSMISSION, 5 speed out
of 4cyl. Chevy S10. $100
(863)763-8201
TRUCK CAP aluminum, for
small truck, teal, $275.
(863)763-3361.
TRUCK ENGINE: 6 cyl. w/3
speed manual transmission.
$125. (863)763-8437
WHEELS & TIRES 4, fits '04
F150 17", 6 lugs, $100. Call
863-357-3107 after 4pm.
WHEELS, 4 mag, 8.5"'x5", 5
lug, & 2 7"x15", fits Ford pick-
up. $150 for all, will sep.
(863)763-5422 or 610-0412
PikpTucs45


CHEVY CREW CAB- '98, Fuel
tank, Pump & Tool Box,
$2500. or best offer.
(863)517-1780
DIESEL 3/4 TON, 1986, 6.9, 4
Wheel drive, runs good,
$1200 (863)801-1666


CHEVY SILVERADO '86- 1/2
ton, '72 rebuilt Chevy 454 &
700 R4 trans, recent rebuild,
$1800 neg (863)467-1958
DODGE DAKOTA '94, Needs
engine rebuilt, body good
condition w/toolbox. $350.
(863)763-2379
DODGE MINIVAN BENCH
gray, $40 (863)635-3390
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spd., 4 cyl., 57k org. mis.
Good tires. Needs a little TLC.
$1400 neg. (561)758-3781
FORD '77, many new parts in-
cluding motor. $900
(863)697-8575
FORD F100 '83, auto air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, $1000 or
best offer. (863)467-8464
FORD F150 '89, 300, 6 cyl., 5
spd,, has electrical prob-
lems. $1200 or best offer.
(863)467-4440
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,
$2500 (863)697-2519
FORD RANGER '92, Mud truck
with 33-12-15 Super Swam-
pers. Ready to playll $600
neg. (863)763-2476
FORD RANGER '95- 5spd, AC,
4 cyl., asking $2000
(863)697-8931
GMC P/U 1983: Great truck.
2nd owner. Newer engine,
trans. Only $2,500.
772-475-6194.
GMC SHORT BED '74 Good
cond, Needs motor & trans-
mission. Good Cab, bed, int.
$750 neg. (772)519-3979


DODGE DURANGO '01
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
PLYMOUTH SUV- '92, Mitsu-
bishi Motor. Standard 5 spd.,
new tires, 4 cyl., cold a/c.
$1500 (863)763-3451


CAR HAULER: Dual axle, elec-
tric brakes, aluminum
ramps. $1500
(863)697-2434
CAR HAULER, Steel Diamond
plate bed, new tires, sprngs,
rights, wiring. $1300
(863)946-3857
ENCLOSED TRAILER-Horton
Hauler 2003, 6x12, like new,
3800 miles on tires, $3500
(863)634-4306
HAULMARK CARGO TRAILER
2007, Enclosed, 6'x14', Never
been used. Brand new. Sac.
@ $2500. 863-634-1018
OPEN TANDEM AXLE TRLR.
6x12, Drive on ramps. $850.
863-675-7391 after 6pm
TRAILER, 5x8 w/2ft. sides.
$250 (863)763-8201
UTILITY TRAILER- 16 x 7, sin-
gle axle car trailer, $450 or
best offer (863)632-9166
UTILITY TRAILER: 5x8, Brand
new! $1000 (863)675-3558
UTILITY TRAILER- 5'x8', Tilt,
Angle iron sides. Located in
Ft. Drum area. $475. or best
offer. (863)763-1622


CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY, '94, runs, needs work,
$500. (863)234-9642


DODGE CONV VAN '89- Ram
2500, 99K miles cold AC,
$2000 or best offer
(785)229-2241
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE,
'97, power everything, cold
a/c, $1800 or best offer.
(863)201-3492
Ford Hightop Van, '89, '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

Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 8th day of September
2006 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant
to Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage. Year, Make, Model
& Vin's as follows:
1999 Black Chrysler Sebring
4C3AU52N1XE104866
1989 Maroon Jeep Cherokee
1J4FT58L6KL543328
1995 EAMC Null Alum. Trailer
1E1U1X285SRG17618
1988 Light Blue Ford Ranger
1FTBR10T9JUB27855
1985 White Che DG30
2GBHG31MXF4116713
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold In "AS IS" with no
guarantees.
157567 ON 8/25/06


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE
DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LUCY S. HILER
Deceased FIle No.2006-CP-195
DMivision: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of LUCY
S. HILER, deceased. File Number
2006-CP-195 is pending In the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972. The name and address
of the personal representative and the
personal representatives attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
againstdecedents estate, Including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OFA COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON.THEM.
All other reditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate. In-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED
The date of first publication of this Notice
is Aug. 20,2006
Attorney for Personal Representative
Wesley R. Harvin, Esquire
Florida Bar No: 219053
900 East Ocean Blvd. Suite 210-B
Stuart, FL 34994
Telephone: (772)286-3630
Personal Representative:
Larry K. Hiler
13756 88th Place North
Royal Palm Beach, FL33412
156602 ON 8/20 thru9/2/06
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
classifleds.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze


- -blC oice bu


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Wednesday, September 6,2006 at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at
City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBULIC HEARING on and
thereafter to consider final readingof the following Ordinance Into law: NO. 952:
AN ORDINANCE CLOSING, VACATING AND ABANDONING THE ALLEYS OR AL-
LEYWAYS AS DESCRIBED HEREIN, WITHIN BLOCK 92, CITY OF OKEECHOBEE,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND DIRECTING THE CITY CLERK TO RECORD THE ORDI-
NANCE IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
The Ordinance Is regarding Alley Closing Application No.81, submitted by property
owner Elbert R. Batton. The application is to close the alley running East to West,
between Lots 1 to 6, and 7 to 12 within Block 92, CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, ac-
cording to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5 of the public records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate In said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be Inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic In the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except forholidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with disability Act (ADA and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamrotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; it hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD 1-800-22-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (ITY).
1 AN I G. CICTYCLERK



READING A NEWSPAPER,,,


Community Events


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.

Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five
brass and percussionists, will appear in the Okeechobee High
School gymnasium on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person,
or a family of four for only $20. To obtain tickets, send a check
made out to the OHS Band to Lonnie Kirsch, Okeechobee High
School, 2800 U.S. 441, Okeechobee, Fl., 34972. A special section
will be reserved for Okeechobee school employees. For informa-
tion, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0518.

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School '(ViMS) is colec'ing erSM rinter and
copy toner cartridges. They' aj sent in for credits thgL.o toward
school supplies [olbe'Tsed by Wll students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd
Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
(863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.

Martha's House needs computer
Martha's House is in need of an updated working computer for
their shelter. It just needs to have basic programs and the capability
of internet connection. To donate this item, call (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 610-9192 and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If there is no answer,
please leave a message. The donation is tax deductible. :

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth edu-
cation classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-
5877.

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
registration.

AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer committee is currently seeking individuals interested in
helping with the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this
year, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer
survivor or would like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact 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.

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 Okee-
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 avail-
able 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 Shriner's programs.

Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion
for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members.
Please send information via e-mail to:
ohsl987reunion@hotmail.com

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for
seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and blue-
grass and gospel music eo eNr 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 (8631 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-
5183, or just come down and talk to16 us Activities are held from
11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.rn. This is a Iree ser ice to seniors age 60 and
over: *

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)
763-3212.

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
OHS_97_reunion@yahoo.com.

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American
Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted
at any Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N.
Park St. Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurri-
cane Wilma 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. Fifth
St.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, 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-
tion.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center,oqfQkeechq0bee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offerftee pregnarnc. testing to girls
and women, of all. ages. We offer free and cornfidential 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 (863) 763-
8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
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
p.m.


41n-
.NUN!


Headlines
Stories from Independent's
7 newspapers in South
Central Florida, PLUS
searchable archives.

Post Your News
Post or read press
releases, announcements
& information from your
,community.


Public Issues Forum
An open forum in which
issues of the day are
debated sometimes
vigorously.

Post For Free
Post your personal
messages on on open
Bulletin Board for Florida
residents.


Local Links
A directory of websites
for location government,
teams. organizations &
columnists.

Classified Ads
The combined listings
from Independent's 7
newspapers, distributed
to 31.000 homes


Canal Point Pahokee Belle Glade South Bay
Clewiston Moore Haven Ortona Muse North LaBelle
Felda LaBelle Immokalee Pioneer Plantation
Buckhead Ridge Okeechobee Basinger Frostproof


IPublic Notice


MAN





The Okeechobee News, Friday, August 25, 2006


AstIsinm l aMrr at (ap' ('am wral




"* e


F opyng te Material,w

Syndicated* Content"' uiin"to

Available from Commercial News Providers'"


mua.0I401ow ONO


-- ~


- -

C


qmm. m


-*
p - -
- - *
- ~ -
- -.. -


=


* -
- - S -


*- a


- ML n-EM


onewszap.com
Community Links. Individual Voices.LC


-ddb -ma 0o 1
a- 4w 4. -

qm- qlq-
4= .00meVO tefo
4m EHdoo

10 mE 41
ww..hlerorjdem


FRE CUAWEI)

_rfm "s"^ ^^,ni>-^ "" '."."
^ '*.' '' -'* ,.-"-x"r '' .. *'..".',;1:......:-,. '.'^,- ..
^ i ,. ^ rt; : ' ~ ~. ._ ",.',,. ,.' ." ..* ._' *\ , ; '*.,,_." . '.. '. .',i:; t .... : ';S *!. *:, t.*,_, 'f*'": .- ;,, .- -
-. .l-
",L. .:" '"" ''- ^ *"' ^" ^ ? ,-'" ,' ""- *" ".^ *^ = ^ ;^ ^- '. *.
.. ....Sji ..... .^ : " .. ;:,, -._..- ..-. ,,t.t
;~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~~~^~^ ",.^ :,?.,4" :.. .. ,,4 ""r .'"y~fif '.,il. .... ij ; ....... :'-
f?






Make up to $2,500
by filling in the space above!


Sell your personal valuables if
they're $2,500 or less
for absolutely free!
No fee, no catch, no problems!


* 4 lines for 2 weeks
* Price must be
included in ad
* Private parties
only
P jtems per house-
hold per issue


*1 used itemi.~
grouping per ad .'
priced at $2,500
or less .....
* Independent
Newspapers
reserves the right to
disqualify any ad.


Okeechobee News
Toll Free 877-353-2424
E-Mail: classad@newszap.com


Your news.


is our news.


()keect4Awb


p


Some newspapers seem to take pleasure in the bad news. Not us.
We do print "bad" news. (It IS newsworthy when things go
wrong, and citizens need to know about problems.)


Still, we give most of our attention to good news the kind
clip and tape to your refrigerator door. (This isn't difficult.
vast majority of what happens in our community IS good.)


you
The


How are we doing?
Let us know by mailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your
editor.


Okeechobee News


Community Service Through Journalism


I


Q







The Okeechobee News, Friday, August 25,2006


12


V" nAw" -^ t


mm



em, 01M.-up

.6."dA ai


-a




-a



p
~ a


- -4- aP- -
-a ft. -e*a*
40w-a a- w* ---MW -

4bw V--& 0 N"_ 0-mm
_____ - -aft so---do- m- a

qmmm- qoa--0 i





.=af.Sy nd icate d C o ii "te
16 4w I "Ems so __a" a


wqdh- -


lable from Commercial News Providers".,


-a- -4wa o
dl, 0~
.W- 0 to Vw- .0 qm -mpgloo-40"0-o_40 oom 0 ap -

0 -41b- o-ab aw 4w. -mft ww4D s
m w
pop so ____ -ift 0 ~- -m0


dim d

-.mw l- *.



aftaf-waft 40b
0. ml@ -- -

m -4oo w- am.-e

.ID w a d ao

Oak.. 4m a. -
-. ft4. - m
.4m amomm -M a N~

0- .m-a da



a --






Was

-4





=-


-.-M tw*4w
ol- and av .
di .-aD DqwM 40qw
.Jim 40
a- -a-aa-- mm


f -N
%-qu .. o- p



ft, 'no

dw.a o- 4w
-a - do mm ft .
-No -ml -a b dqa

- ..N -40

a. -



4D mo .
*.-a .-O
_______ a-dO =
40M 4w Ildlb
--.0p -a


doomalmo. -*MOW -
4w ow- --m .10


40M -. 04




-4D -a- --am

400010 -ft --
- o fma 4


q-ba- q- .o q- .



q*mw 4w
. wmml- -
9mp- 4w -"
aq W ob 41mlom




a a



WMD0-0 qwdl

41bm m- G


To save time and money by having the news-
paper delivered to your home, call Reader .
Services at 1-877-353-2424 or email
readerservices@newszap.com.

If you're already a subscriber and have
questions or requests about your home
delivery, call Reader Services at
1-877-353-2424 or email 1
readerservices@newszap.com.


Okeechobee New


- a.-


0 o.



















I Save money on your
I favorite grocery items.
I Go to newszap.com to
I download and

I print coupons || [|
I online! I

I nIwszap.com l
I Community Links.
-ni .9













I Individual Voicery items.


online!.. I


Publix Brand Products


0 2006 Publix Asset Management Company.


data




University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs