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Vol. 97 No. 242 Wednesday, August 30, 2006 504 Plus tax


Briefs
South Elementary School,
2468 S.W 7th Ave., opened at 4
p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29.
Shelters will not admit any
sexual predators. Sexual preda-
tors needing shelter are to go to
the Sheriff's Department for
shelter.
The Glades County Special
Needs Shelter located at 25895
Loblolly Road in Muse opened
on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Okeechobee County
schools will be closed due to
Tropical Storm Ernesto on
Wednesday, Aug 30.
Glades County schools
will be closed on Wednesday,
Aug.30.
No court proceedings will
be held in the 19th Judicial Cir-
cuit on Wednesday, Aug. 30. For
further information, please visit
the website www.Circuit
39.org. If conditions allow, all
court proceedings will resume
in the 19th Judicial Circuit on
Thursday, Aug. 31.
The Okeechobee County
Courthouse and all county and
city offices will be closed
Wednesday, Aug. 30.
The Okeechobee County
Library will be closed Wednes-
dayAug. 30
All Florida Community
Health Center locations in
Clewiston,. Okeechobee,
Indiantown, Fort Pierce and
Port St. Lucie will be closed
Wednesday, Aug. 30. All
patients and employees, are
encouraged to make the neces-
sary preparation to protect
themselves and their families.
Depending on the intensity of
Tropical Storm Ernesto and the.
possible extent of damage, we
anticipate all Centers. will
resume normal schedules on
Thursday, Aug. 31.
The Okeechobee County
Health Department will be
closed on Wednesday, Aug.30.
S.......e Okeechobee County
SSenior Services Will not be ser -
ing any meals on Wednesday,
Aug. 30, but they hope to
resume normal services on
Thursday.
Waste Management will
not pick up trash on Wednes-
day, Aug. 30. They will resume
normal operations on Thurs-
day, Aug. 31, but will be one day
behind. They will continue
pick-up service through Satur-
day, Sept. 1.
Also, the Okeechobee Land-
fill will be closed Wednesday,
Aug. 30, but will reopen Thurs-
day, Aug. 31, with normal busi-
ness hours.
Harbor Federal Bank will
be closed Wednesday, Aug. 30,
reopening for business on
Thursday morning, Aug. 31, at
regular business hours.

Drought Index
Current: 316
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
I.ocal Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.14 feet


Lake level .
Last Year:
15.76 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

Index

Classifieds . . .16-20
Comics ...........15
Community Events . .4
Crossword . . . . .16
Obituaries .........3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports ............6 6
TV .............. 17
Weather ...........2

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Leaders prepare for storm


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
As they have done for too
many times in recent years, rep-
resentatives of city, county and
state government agencies, the
Red Cross, law enforcement,
fire fighters and South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) met to listen to
weather forecasters and plan
strategy to cope with Tropical


Storm Ernesto
"We might as well call it a
Category I hurricane" said
Emergency Management Direc-
tor Gene O'Neill who chaired
the meeting.,
"We will be in for some high,
tropical force winds," he added.
Mr. O'Neill called for a volun-,
tary evacuation of mobile,
homes, unsafe wooden struc-
tures, low-lying areas and
dwellings with "blue roofs."


Since Ernesto is a tropical
storm, there is no clearly
defined eye as in a hurricane.
There will be a large area of
tropical force winds with up to
a foot rise in the lake. We can
expect tropical force winds
most of the day Wednesday.
As of the 11 a.m. meeting,
Okeechobee was expected to
receive sustained winds of 50 to
60 miles an hour with higher
gusts. The peak of the storm


was expected to hit around
midday. Rainfall of 8 to 10 inch-
es over a 36-hour period was
expected.
County officials decided to
close Okee Tantie Marina and
Campground Wednesday as
well as Lightsey's Restaurant
that occupies a county owned
building in the park.
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office will be staffing
the shelters. People seeking


shelter should go to South Ele-
mentary School. If that school
reaches capacity, they will be
directed to Osceola Middle
School.
Sexual offender and preda-
tors will be housed at the jail.
"Looting and being where
you should not be will not be
tolerated," asserted Sheriff Paul
May. The sheriff said that after
See Storm Page 2


In the not too distant past,
Brighton Seminoles had the
opportunity to supplement
what little income they had by
supplying palm buds to be used
for Palm Sunday church servic-
es throughout the United States
and Canada. Palm buds were
cut off of the cabbage palm tree
when they first sprouted in the
center of the tree.
One must harvest the buds
at the correct time before the
bud blooms into the palm.
Jennie Snow, Shule Jones,
and Mary Jo Micco attested that
if done at the perfect time, one
can get two or three buds from
one tree, if they were lucky.
Women harvested the buds
and were assigned to supervise
the loading of the trucks and
collect the check when the
counts were done.
Parker Abney, John Abney's
father, was the person who ran
this unique business that began
in 1945 and ran annually


Looking back in time when the palms were still being cut
by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Tribal members harvest-
ed the palm buds and bundled them to await transport off
the reservation. (front row) Shirley Tommie (middle row-
left to right) John Allen Abney, Stella Smith, Dolly Johns,
Sally Tommie, Arnie Gopher, Parker Abney (back row)
Willie Gopher.


approximately 90 days before
Palm Sunday, from January to
April, until 1996. Approximately
600,000 or more palm sprays
were shipped each year.


Parker Abney became
known as the "palm bud man"

See History -Page 2


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug
29, the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers met in emergency session.
.As a means of aiding in
preparing for and recovering
from Tropical Storm Ernesto,
they passed a resolution declar-
ing a state of emergency for all
of Okeechobee County for
seven days or' until terminated.
by the emergency manage-
Pent director
Tl-i rls roleijto ln authorized
Ihe county adrninistrator and
the county emergency man-
agement director to "take


whatever prudent action may
be necessary to protect the
health, safety, and welfare of
the community..."
This type resolution has
become all too familiar in
recent years. In effect,, it gives
county administrator George
Long and emergency manage-
ment director Gene. O'Neill a
blank check to deal with the sit-
uation. It will cut through a lot
of the usual red tape and give
Mr. Long the ability to do such
things as make.purchases with-
roiu'bid_'6ipurchrs#_ orders t,
the d Sural in .:I i hc :rr ri,

See Session -Page 2


DA defends



decision



to arrest Karr


By Chase Squires
Associated Press Writer'
BOULDER, Colo. Prose-
cutors acknowledged Tuesday
that they had no concrete evi-
dence beyond the rambling
confessions of John Mark Karr
before they arrested him two
weeks ago in the unsolved slay-
ing of 6-year-old JonBenet Ram-
sey.
A day after the case against
Karr was dropped, District
Attorney Mary Lacy and her


team defended their decision to
bring him to Colorado from
halfway around the world on a
jumbo jet, with champagne and
pate for dinner.
Lacy said it is difficult to be
sure about any suspect's claims
because every bit of physical
evidence in the case has been
disclosed to the public over the
past 10 years.
"This guy confessed numer-
ous occasions in great deal,"

See Karr -Page 2


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Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Long wait
Chaos was controlled at the RaceTrac off of State Road 70, even though the lines
were long.


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of emergency


Gi; W Seminoles and Okeechobee history is united


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John Abney (left, front) presents the historical certificate that 11s father received in 1969
from the Seminole Tribe of Florida to declare him an honorary chief of the Tribe. Attend-
ing the presentation: (back row, left to right) Lorene -Gqph.and Andrew Bowers.,
Brighton Council Representative; (front row, left to right Johfin' Abney. Jehnie Shn6,
Shule Jones, Mary Jo Micco, Michele Thomas, and Moses Osceola-President Seminole
Tribe of Florida Inc.

Organizations receive memorabilia
By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News








2 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 30, 2006
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Residents should report price gouging


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson today urged state resi-
dents to report any instances of
price-gouging to his department
in the wake of approaching Trop-
ical Storm Ernesto.
Under Florida law, it is unlaw-
ful to charge exorbitant or exces-
sive prices for essential items -


History

Continued From Page 1
to Seminole natives because of
this business. He personally came
to the reservation with his son,
John Abney, and helpers, J.C.
Evans and Willie Alderman to
pick up the buds that they had
tied up in bundles of 25 and
stacked up awaiting transport off
the reservation.
Most tribal members lived in
chickees at that time and very few
had vehicles, so they came to
Brighton to pick up the buds
every Saturday. This alleviated
another burden off of the tribal
members. The relationship
between Parker Abney and the
Seminoles grew to more than
weekend visits through the years.
Both the Seminoles and Parker
Abney held mutual respect and
admiration towards one another,
which forged a lifetime friend-
ship.
There was no need for either
of them to hire inspectors to
make sure that there were 25
buds in each bundle or that the
Abney's had counted the bundles
correctly. Trust was present with
the relationship between Parker
Abney and the Seminole Tribe.
This closeness grew so much
between the Seminoles and Park-
er Abney that three Brighton resi-
dents were named after the
Abney family.
Andrew Bowers, the Brighton
Council Representative, remem-
bered the first time he saw John
Abney when he was around three


including shelter, gasoline, food,
water, ice, generators or lumber
- following the declaration of an
emergency, unless the increases
in the amount charged are attrib-
utable to additional costs incurred
by retailers.
Governor Jeb Bush has
declared an emergency for the
approaching storm, triggering the
activation of the price-gouging


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statute.
Individuals or businesses
found to have engaged in price-
gouging face fines of up to $1,000
per violation, or up to a maxi-
mum fine of $25,000 a day.
"We're asking consumers to
come forward and let us know if
any retailers have exploited our
citizens or are profiteering from
the approaching storm," Bronson


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Parker Abney was presented this certificate, sealed by the
Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Council declaring him an


honorary chief of the Tribe.
years old playing in the back of
the truck while the others were
loading up the buds. He spoke of
the bond of friendship that the
family created with the tribal
members.
On Dec. 20, 1969, Parker
Abney was bestowed the honor
of becoming an honorary chief
from the Seminole Tribe of Flori-
da. The certificate read as follows;
WHEREAS, the Seminole Tribe
of Florida, a proud and uncon-
quered people, by special authori-
ty of Congress has accepted a
Constitution and By-laws of its
own choosing, and
WHEREAS, in our tradition we
pay honor and respect to our
chiefs and our leaders for their


strength, courage, wisdom, and
benevolence. So it is that we rec-
ognize these same qualities in the
great leaders of other people, and
WHEREAS, the laws of the
United States prevents us from
taking in to the membership of
our Tribe such distinguished lead-
ers as B. Parker Abney
We can nevertheless honor
him even though he is not "of the
blood of the Tribe."
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED: We, the Seminole
Tribe of Florida, with the deepest
respect for those outstanding
qualities of leadership and benev-
olence, do herebydeclare that B.
Parker Abney shall henceforth be
known to all Seminoles as CHIEF


said. "This activity is not only rep-
rehensible, it's illegal."
Bronson is asking residents
who have any evidence that price-
gouging has occurred or is occur-
ring to report it at once to his
department's toll-free hotline at
1-800-HELPFLA(1 -800-435-
7352).


DAH-LAH-MOGLO-AUGEE (Cab-
bage Palm Spikes) as a symbol of
his position do hereby present
him with these robes.
Done this 20th day of Decem-
ber, 1969.
Signed, Chief Betty Mae
Jumper and Secretary Fred Smith,
and sealed with the official seal of
the SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORI-
DA Tribal Council.
John Abney presented the
Seminole Tribe of Florida and the
Okeechobee Historical Society
with duplicate copies of the cer-
tificate, the original press release,
and a picture of his father with Bill
Osceola and Billy Osceola.
Representatives from the
Seminole Tribe of Florida were
Jennie Snow, Shule Jones, Mary
Jo Micco, Lorene Gopher,
Michele Thomas, Andrew Bow-
ers-Brighton Council Representa-
tive, and Moses Osceola-President
Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc.
The Okeechobee Historical
Society members were also pres-
ent to receive this piece of local
history. The framed piece will be
displayed within the existing sec-
tion of the historical society
where Seminole Tribe artifacts
are located along with additional
pictures to allow visitors to under-
stand the story and why Parker
Abney was presented with such
an honor.
John Abney thanked all for
being in attendance to pay tribute
to his father, Parker Abney,
The display is located at the
Okeechobee Historical Society,
1850 N. Hwy 98. Hours are Thurs-
days from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


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Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community, the'
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certificate
for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used direct-
ly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural products
on a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau>
office at 401 N.W Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use, these-,
tax exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural producer1

Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Taylo
Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.9.
441 S.E.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful not'
to hit one of the gentle creatures. 13
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservatior
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and EverD
glades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and will bet
even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an outboard;
motor.

Survey will help business community f
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business own)
ers located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which is th'
target district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are urged t47
participate.
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Arrest Log
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The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fksh and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
(BOC).
Russell William Carr, Jr., 23,
N.W. 160th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 21 by Deputy G.
Popovich on a warrant charging
him with the felony of violation of
pVobation driving while license
suspended habitual offender.
He is being held without bond.
* Jerome H. Johnson, Jr., 36,
Okeechobee, was arrested Aug.
2P by Deputy Harold Hancock on
a warrant charging him with the
felony of violation of probation -
leaving the scene of an accident
with injuries, and the misde-
meanor of driving while license
suspended. He is being held with-
olitbond.
William Earl Pope, II, 28,
N,W. 80th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 23 by Deputy Ken-
neth Sarros on felony charges of
aggravated battery with a deadly


weapon and aggravated assault,
and the misdemeanor of battery.
His bond was set at $225,000.
Scott Faulkenberg, 20,
Tampa, was arrested Aug. 24 by
Deputy Paul Jackson on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with violation of probation -
battery on detention officer, viola-
tion of probation escape and
violation of probation criminal
mischief. He was also arrested on
another warrant charging him
with violation of probation bat-
tery on detention officer, violation
of probation escape and viola-
tion of probation criminal mis-
chief. He is being held without
bond.
Willie Jones, 25, Shirley
Drive, Pahokee, was arrested Aug.
24 by DOC's Elijah Tate on
charges of violation of probation
- simple battery and violation of
probation introduction of drugs
or weapons into a correctional
facility. He is being held without
bond.
Tonya Marie Bell, 22, S. Par-
rott Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 24 by OCPD Detec-
tive Bettye Taylor on a charge of
grand theft. Her bond was set at
$40,000.
Juan Venegas, 25, N.E. 31st


Court, Okeechobee, was arrested
Aug. 24 by Deputy Raul Marrero
on a warrant charging him with
aggravated battery. His bond was
set at $20,000.
Perry Sallette, 45, S.E. 25th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Aug. 24 by Deputy Paul Jackson
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with violation
of probation contracting with-
out a license and violation of pro-
bation grand theft. He was also
arrested on another warrant
charging him with violation of
probation contracting without a
license. He is being held without
bond.
Charles Berryman, 32, N.E.
Seventh Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 24 by Deputy Paul
Jackson on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with violation of probation false
imprisonment of an adult. He is
being held without bond.
James Marcus Staton, 25,
N.W. Seventh St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Aug. 24 by Deputy
Donald Ellis on a felony charge of
possession of methamphetamine
and a misdemeanor charge of
possession of drug paraphernalia.
His bond was set at $6,000.
Epifanio Juarez, 49, S.E. 26th


St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Aug. 25 by Deputy Sergeant Shan-
non Peterson on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with uttering a forged instrument
and forgery. His bond was set at
$10,000.
Tony W. Boyer. 48, S. Parrott
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Aug., 25 by the OCPD on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with aggravated child, abuse.
He is being held without bond.
Steve Futch, 22, N.E. 15th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Aug. 25 by Deputy Kenneth Sarros
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with escape.
His bond was set at $30,000.
Michelle Elaine Mixson, 30,
N.W. 18th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 26 by Deputy
Augustin Saucedo on a felony
charge of robbery by sudden
snatching, and a misdemeanor
charge of petit theft. Her bond.
was set at $25,500.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.


Obituaries


Richard 'Shea' Burton
r Richard 'Shea' Burton, age 23,
of Buckhead Ridge, Okeechobee,
died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006 in
Okeechobee. He is the son of
Willis and Sherry Burton. He was
born in Lexington, Ky. He worked
with his father in the construction
business. He came to Okee-
chobee in 1988 from Mt. Sterling,
Ky. His church affiliation was the
Church of God. He played the gui-
tar and drums; he loved music
and his two boys.
,He is survived by his sons, Seth
Allen and Brian Alexander Burton
of Okeechobee, parents, Willis
and Sherry" Burton of Okee-
chobee, brother, Chris Burton of
Okeechobee; grandfather, Othel
Burton, grandmother, Mary Hale,
both of Okeechobee; grandmoth-
er Mary H. Lewis of St. Augustine;
three nephews and two nieces.
Visitation will be held Tuesday,


Aug. 29 from 4 until 7 p.m. at the
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home.
Due to weather conditions, the
funeral services will be post-
poned until 2 p.m., Thursday,
Aug. 31 at Bass Okeechobee
Chapel. Internment will follow at
Evergreen Cemetery, Okee-
chobee. Pastor Sam Vuleta of
More to Life Ministries will offici-
ate.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.

William Riley
Hamilton
William Riley Hamilton, age
93, of Okeechobee, died Aug. 27,
2006, at the Okeechobee Health
Care Facility. He was born in Mal-
one, Ky. on July 9, 1913. He had
been a carpenter by trade.
Services will be held in Ger-


mantown, Ohio at the Dalton
Funeral Home, 6900 Weaver
Road, Germantown, Ohio. View-
ing will be Thursday, Aug. 31 from
6 until 8 p.m. Funeral services will
be on Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at 11
a.m.
All local arrangements are
under the direction and care of
the Buxton Funeral Home and
Crematory.

John Wendell Steele
John Wendell Steele, age 65, of
Okeechobee, died Aug. 25, 2006,
at his residence. He was born
Aug. 29, 1940, in Colton, Ohio and
had been a resident of Okee-
chobee since 1978.
He is survived by his wife of 40
years, Betty Lou Steele of Okee-
chobee; a son, Wendell Steele of
Ft. Pierce; a daughter Rebecca
Whitehead of Okeechobee; and a
sister, Anna Lou Wilson of Okee-


chobee. He is also survived by his
grandsons, Dakota and Lane; his,
granddaughters, Fallon, Megan
And Ashley; and a great-grand-
daughter, Kystina Smith.
Private graveside services will
be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made. Contact Buxton
Funeral Home at (863)763-1994.
'All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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Community Events

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 (863j 763-6469.

OSAC plans lunch meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition risk/assessment
committee will meet Monday, Sept. 11, from noon until I p.m. at,
1600 SW. Second Ave. For information, call Keith Stripling at
(863) 763-6064 or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040. This is a brown
bag lunch meeting.

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 monthly meeting
will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 11:30 a m until 12-45 p.m. at
the Church of the Nazarene fellowship hall at 425 S.W. 28 St.
Lunch will be served. For information, call Val Marone at (863).
462-0040.

Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thurs-
day, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. in the hospital's cafeteria, 1796 U.S. 441 N.
The diabetes support group is a free community program and
meets monthly on the second Thursday at 2'p.mi For information
contact Wanda Haas..RN, CDE. CPT at (863) 763-5093. Registra-
tion is not required.

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offer-
ing 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 information, call the parish office at (863) 763-
3727.

Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting
schedule and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Sept. 28, "Mem-
ory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards; Thursday, Oct. 26,
"Never Let Me.Go" by Kahzuo Ishigaro; Thursday, Nov. 16, "Pas-
sionate Nomad The Life of Freya Start" by Jane Geniesse; Thurs-
day, Dec. 14, "Pope Joan" by Diana Cross, Christmas Tea. All
meetings will be held in the library board room, 206 S.W. 16th St.,
beginning at 7 p.m. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863).
357-9980.

GaL volunteer training offered
Guardian ad Litem 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 neglect-
ed 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,




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Letter to the Editor


Keep church
and state separate
I just finished reading the letter
of Aug. 22, 2006, from the chair-
person of the county Christian
Coalition and I will sleep better
tonight knowing that such a
benevolent and protective God is
watching over our nation.
Is this the same God who
knocks off a few troops every day
in Iraq? The same one who gave
us 9-1-1; or Katrina, or Wilma or
Charley? Are you one who looks
at 50 dead. soldiers and says,
"Thank God it wasn't a hundred?"
The more I look at the history
of this country, the more I am
inclined to believe politics, more
than God, forged this nation. I


don't believe for a minute those
Revolutionary soldiers gave a lot
of thought about paving the way
for a Christian nation. Some of the
men on the frontline were Jews.
We were part of England and it
was already a Christian country.
The Revolutionary war was
fought, not so that God could rule
our country, rather that humans
could be free to control their own
destiny and that includes, but is
not limited to, religious freedom.
That is why we have so many
denominations of the
church... and whether you like it
or not, all of them want a piece of
the pie to foist their dogma and
doctrine on others just like the
Taliban did in Afghanistan. How
would you like to have to kiss a
rattlesnake to prove you. love


Upcoming Events

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 facilitator. There is another meet-
ing from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For informa-
tion, 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
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
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
Chnst of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or(863) 467-2425.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
KIwanIs Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. al Vil-
lage 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 ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
tion. .
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 lor 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. Park St.
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/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 care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas The meetings
are held at Hospice at 411 S. ,E.Fou'rth St. For information, call (863) 467-
2321.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed 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
canng group are welcome to come and see what we are all about. For infor-
mation, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
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. located
at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickers are $5 for members
and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana al 471-
9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not ne or she has stopped using.
We meet every Fnday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and also
an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Chnristian
Church, 3 Unda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-
4780 or (863) 467-5474.

Saturday :,
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7 a.m. in the
park under the covered.bandstand. We will have a short discussion of busi-
ness 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. meeting from 7:30 ,until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 slop 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 First United
Methodist Church. 200 N.W. Second St. This will oe an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863) 634-4780.

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.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(Intemational Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how to see
your world and capture it onfilm. Class is basic through extensive. Registra-
tion is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for informa-
tion. Someof the proceeds will go toWards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesdtay beginning at7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Centei'at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow 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.
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 infor-
mation, call Ear at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member is
welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
pm. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
The public ,s invited.
Grief and Los Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For informa-
tion, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
CommunityComountry Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.


God?
You are right about one thing:
complacency! But it isn't religious
complacency that is dangerous. It
is the complacency that has
allowed 10 million illegal immi-
grants in the country. It is the
complacency that has taken the
people, by the people, and for the
people out of our constitution.
I strongly disagree that faith in
God is the single factor that made
this country great. What made
this country great was the amaz-
ing foresight the founding fathers
had in separation of church and
state. Other than the morning
prayer, religion has no business in
politics.
When I make my decision, on
whom to vote for on Sept. 5, it
won't be based on what church


they attend or even to what Gc
they pray. It will be based c
empirical data and not son-
obscure Bible verse written 20(
years ago. Since Harvard wasn
invented yet those old guy
weren't too well educated.
Let me sum it up here an
now. I am a Christian, albeit
maverick of sorts. I was anointed
as a Methodist at my mom's insi
tence, but if I had had a choice
would be a Catholic Mormc
Muslim Hindu. I could confess
the priest on Friday for having
wives from Utah, anrd when I die
Allah could divvy up a share
those 72 virgins he gives to dea
soldiers so I'd have some comp
ny in Nirvana.

Jim Shaff


Community Events

Girl Scouts plan sign-up session
There will be an information and registration session for Girl
Scouts on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 6 until 8 p.m. The session will
be held in the cafeteria at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus,
610 S.W. Second Ave. For information, contact Laurie Pharr at
(863) 634-0465.

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.

OSAC training group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community out-
reach and training committee will meet Friday, Sept. 1, from 9
until 10 a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. For information, call Ken
Kenworthy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273, or Val Marone at (863) 462-
0040. ... .

Lions Club plan fundraiser
The Okeechobee Lions Club will be selling beans, cornbread
and iced tea in Flagler Park in conjunction with the Labor Day fes-
tivities on Sept: 2, 3 and 4. All proceeds will be donated to the
Florida Lions Camp for visually handicapped children The money
will be used to repair cabins damaged by the recent hurricanes.

Labor Day Festival., rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festi\ al, 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 Abundaht 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 bet`r *:':r-,nritm'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.

Post #9528 has membership drive
VFW Post #9528 will host its annual membership appreciation
dinner and membership drive starting at noon on Monday, Sept.
4. The Post will be open for inspection and all members are asked
to attend. All who are interested in joining the VFW, the Ladies!
Auxiliary, the Male Auxiliary, members of the AMVETS or the
Ladies AMVETS Auxiliary are invited. Food will be served from
12:30 until 3:30 p.m. There will be entertainment from 1 until 51
p.m. For information, call (863) 467-2882.

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 through-
out 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.

Shared Services Network meeting slated
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will conduct its monthly meeting at 1:30
p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, in the board room of the Okeechobee
County School Administration Building, 700 S.W. Second Ave.
This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solv-
ing in our community through the collaborative efforts of our
local decision makers. The public is invited. For information, call
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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 ati
(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.
AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held at the St. Theresa
Catholic Church fellowship hall at Chobee Loop and S.R. 78 in
Buckhead Ridge from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9,
and Saturday, Sept. 16. The tuition is $10 per person and must be
paid by Sept. 9, and must be paid by check. Participants do not
have to be AARP members or have AARP auto insurance. Partici-
pants must be age 55 or older to qualify for auto insurance dis-
counts in Flonrida. For information or to sign up, contact instructor
Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.


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Community Events

SGolf tourney benefits United Way -
S Raulerson Hospital will be hosting the second annual Greater
SOpen Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Okeechobee
SGolf 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 Q
F, awarded for a hole-in-one. Registration will take place from 7
j until 8 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served. Lunch will be pro-
- vided during the awards presentations. For information on spon-
Ssorships and team sign-up, contact Raulerson Hospital official
SBill Casian at (863) 824-2702. All proceeds will go to the United
c, Way of Okeechobee.-
, Hospice hosting Boots and Pearls Gala
to Hospice of Okeechobee will present a Boots and Pearls Gala
L on Friday, Oct. 13, at the KOA Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. I --...-- --
-r Sponsorship opportunities are available. All donations will help
fund the Hamrick Home residence. For information contact San-- K-
dra Pearce at (863) 763-2684.'
..Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Start Coalition will hold a yard sale on Wednesday,
Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Okeechobee County Health1
Department, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave. They are seeking donations of
baby items such as, furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes,
strollers, cat seats and anything for infants and toddlers.. Pro-
ceeds from the yard sale will be used to benefit infants and preg-
nant 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
information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0518.
YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty print-
er 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.
education 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 offer-0 s..,'M"_1
ing 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 sil,
one-hour classes. ')Ou must attend all six classes to get a certifi-
cate of completion. No child care will be available. Call (863)
462-5877 for registration.
ACS walk is planned.
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast .
Cancer committee is currently seeking individuals interested in
helping with the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of
this year, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a
cancer survivor or would like to be a team leader or volunteer,
contact Pattie 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
opportunity to "purchase" items from their Baby Boutique. For
information, call (863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-6320. "1 have known Shirley Brennan for 25 years... she is honest, decent and courageously willing to make
Volunteers needed to.plan parade right decisions without regard to her own popularity.., her demeanor, composure and temperament
reflect the best traditions and ethics of the judiciary, both on the bench and during this campaign."
People are needed from a cross section of the community to Robert Lee Dennis. Autormey
be part of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day Member Of the Flunda Bar aLl Fe~dirz Bar i-r Southern D~Lncrt s;Irce 1972
parade. To become a part of the committee, call George Robin-
son at (863) 610.0973 "...I have witnessed Judge Shirley Brennan in several capacities and most important, as County Judge.
Blood donors are needed I have found her to be honest, open and easy to work with. I strongly feel that she is the ONLY truly
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee- qualified person to serve Okeechobee as Judge."
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 John Ed Garrard, Fonrser Der'ut Sherrff
U.S. 441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. "
until 1 p.mt. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, "I have known Judge Shirley Brennan and her family for approximately 25 years. I endorse and highly
2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from recommend her for re-election because she Is honest, fair. consistent and very professional."
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For Al Stone, Deputt Sher.ff.P Rtirhd
information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed.
There is no upper age limit, and most medications and condi-
tions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations can
also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.
Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W Park St., has services
available at no charge to help people in their search for the right
employee .or job. For .more, visit 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
OkeechObee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Par-


rott Ave. Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For -
information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-h
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:
ohs 1987reunion@hotmail.comIe
Center looks to expand activities 1
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie
Raulerson Service Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and
crafts for seniors at the service Center each Tuesday and Thurs-
day and bluegrass and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30
a.m. The center would like to expand its activities to groups that The Palm Beach/Treasure Coast AFL-CIO
would like to play board games, card games and bingo. If anyone Shirley
is interested or has any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Endorses judgeShirley Brennan
Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come down and talk to us.
Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free
service to seniors age 60 and over.. -..
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111 admire Judge Brennan's character and compassion... For
the past 6 years, I have observed her in and out of the court-
room... she is a woman of integrity and principle... a pioneer in
establishing quality programs to enhance our community and
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Pets can get ligament tears, too


If Fido has a hitch in his get-a-
long, a ligament tear may be to
blame. A common injury among
canines, ligament tears can cause
a pet to limp or sit with one paw
protruding. While this injury can
be painful and permanent, seek-
ing help from a veterinarian can
put you and your pet at ease.
Dr. Sharon Kerwin, a veterinar-
ian at the College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
at Texas A&M University, says the
most common type of ligament
tear is the cruciate ligament tear
in the knee or stifle joint.
This is a frequent sports injury
among humans, commonly
known as an ACL tear. But in con-
trast, the animal injury happens
over time due to stress.
"With people, it is really com-
mon with trauma," says Kerwin,
"but in dogs it tends to be more of
an aging change."
Dogs are not the only four-
legged companions to suffer from
this type of injury. Cats are sus-
ceptible as well, although it is not
as common, Kerwin adds.
"With big, fat indoor cats that
don't get a lot of exercise, we see
more ligament tears, but not near
as many as we see in dogs," Ker-
win says.
If a pet does tear a ligament,
the injury is permanent. Surgery,
however, can repair the damage,
and it is the best option for the
majority of pets. The goal of the
surgery is two-fold, Kerwin


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explains.
"The first thing we do when
we get in there is take care of car-
tilage damage," says Kerwin.
"The second thing we do is to try
and stabilize the joint so we don't
have continued damage."
Kerwin adds that one of the
current hot topics in veterinary
medicine is which surgical proce-
dures should be used to repair lig-
ament tears.
"We don't have a lot of objec-
tive studies that say this proce-
dure is better than that one," Ker-
win says. As it stands now,
veterinarians use various tech-
niques, depending on preference
and the age of the dog.
Regardless of the surgical
method used, the healing process
is much the same.
"Years ago we used splints
more, but we found that the legs
underwent so much atrophy,"
says Kerwin.
"Now we encourage them to
use the leg, but in a very con-
trolled environment."


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No running, jumping or rough-
housing is allowed, but veterinari-
ans encourage owners to take the
dog out for short walks. The
length of these walks is gradually
increased over the course of eight
to 12 weeks after the surgery.
"It usually takes a good three
months until the animal is
healed," says Kerwin." "It's a big
commitment when it's your dog."
The ideal situation would be to
prevent the injury entirely, but this
may prove to be a difficult task
because the injury comes with
age. However, Kerwin says she
has noticed that the dogs most at
risk of ligament tears are over-
weight, middle-age dogs.
"Keeping your dog slim and fit
can probably help, either in pre-
vention or getting them through
the surgery better," Kerwin says.
Kerwin hopes that pet owners
will do just that because of the fre-
quency of ligament tears., "We see
this injury almost every day," Ker-
win adds.


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The kindergarten classes are
working hard on learning the
rules and following directions.
We are studying "All about Me"
and the letter "Mm"! The kinder-
garten classes are looking for-
ward to Rodeo ,
Day in Betty
Tillis' class.
In Sharon
Nippers'
class, the',
students
have had an
exciting start to school.in Kinder-
garten. After reading the story,
"The Kissing Hand", we made
raccoons and hands with hearts
ito remind us of our own moth-
ers and how they think of us and
love us even while we are at
school.
We have already learned to
"read" our own books without
having someone else read them
to us. That is fun! "Writing" our
own stories by drawing pictures
is fun too.
Learning to read is the num-
ber one thing we chose as
"What I want to do in Kinder-
garten". We made a graph and it
was easy to see what was # 1.
We have also been learning
about positions and directions in
Math. Sometimes we get the
words mixed up when our
teachers tell us to put something
behind or beside other things.
,Learning which is left and which


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On September 1, we will have
Rodeo Day and we are all look-
ing forward to dressing up in our
"cowboy/cowgirl" clothes and
doing all the activities we have
on that day. Watch for the pic-
tures.
Thanks to all our parents for
making our first days in Kinder-
garten so wonderful. We love
school, but we love you too.
Third grade
The third graders in Mrs.
Atwell's class have been work-
ing hard to start the year out
right. They are through chapter
one in math and have completed
a story in reading. Students have
begun work on www.fcatexplor-
er.com (their username and
password are in their agendas).
They can access the program
from home and do as much on it
as you want them to. Don't for-
get the helpful ideas at
www.harcourtschool.com,
(Username: Beck). Don't forget
to read each night!
Third graders in Mrs. Keith's
class are already hard at work.
They are finishing up the first
chapter of math and are begin-
ning their second story in read-
ing. They're such/hard workers!
Students have started reading for
Accelerated Reader and will
begin 100 Book Challenge soon.


I'm impressed by their eagerness
to read! They have started using
www.fcatexplorer.com on the
computer, and their username
and password are in the front of
their agenda books. They can
access the program from home
and get lots of practice. Don't
forget the helpful ideas
www.harcourtschool.com,
Username: Beck.
. Thanks for a great first week!
Third graders in Ms. Enfin-
ger's third grade class have been
busy as bees. They are almost
through chapter one in math
and have read a story in reading.
Wow! These third graders have
been the best! Students have
gone to the computer lab and
begun work on www.fcatexplor-
er.com. Their username and
password are in their agenda
books. They can access the pro-
gram from home and do as
much on itas you want them to.
Don't forget the helpful ideas at
www.harcourtschool.com,
Username: Beck. Don't forget to
read!
Ms. DelPrete and Mrs. Lopez
want to welcome back all the
students in the B.A.S.E. pro-
gram. We have an exciting year
planned and very eager children
who want to learn. Thank you to
all the parents for signing the
agendas everyday. This is an
important communication tool.
This week we will be reading


"Nate the Great... a detective,"
and working on place value.
Please help your child practice
the 2's multiplication facts.
Third graders in Miss Luchet-
ta's class have been busy as the
school year gets underway. We
finished Chapter 1 in math and
have begun Chapter 2, which
the students are enjoying. They
are also enjoying the second
story in their reading books.
These third graders are excited
about all the new stories and
skills! Students have started their
Accelerated Reading and 100
Book Challenge will start soon.
Students have begun www.fcat-
explorer.com .Their username
and password are in their agen-
da books. They can access the
program from home and prac-
tice. The school year is off to a
great start! Don't forget to read!
Fifth grade,
In 5th Grade B.A.S.E. class we
are working hard on reviewing
all of our basic conversational
Spanish. So far so good! We
have jumped into our math, sci-
ence, social studies and reading
with gusto. In the coming
weeks, we are looking forward
to getting more in depth with our
studies and beginning some
awesome projects. Our Student
of the Week was Selina Sanchez.
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Studies Weekly and learned
about latitude and longitude.
Our August Birthday's are Selena
Rodriguez on the 20th, Destiny
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Martinez on the 24th!!
It has been a great start to the
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J's room. We have started work-
ing in Chapter One in the math
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far, place value up to the billions,
benchmarks, and comparing
and ordering. In science, we
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world with their multiplication


facts helping them remember
facts for their "Hot Pencils" quiz.
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excited about the new school
year here at Central and can't
wait to see what these kids are
made of!!
Mrs. Steiert is having a blast
with her new class this year!
They are zipping through place
value and are impressing Mrs.
Steiert with their mathematics
ability. In Science, Mrs. Steiert's
class is learning about weather
systems as well as latitude and
longitude so they can track hurri-
canes on a map. Mrs. Steiert's
class also had a read-a-thon the
first week of school. What a
great bunch of readers she has
this year! Mrs. Steiert's student
council representatives for this
year are Chelsea Wharin and
Cornesha Jarvis. Congratula-
tions, girls! Mrs. Steiert's stu-
dents of the week have been
Armand Crowell and Maria
Jaimes.


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L-ATHY
Okeechobee. Florida
August 17, 2006
Re: Endorsement of Jer" uBryant for Cout ,Judge
OkeechoN husband and I are Supporn
Okehbee and %westro g .lerrl, Bryant min :-i -
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Cour an pu itba .to a m nt % g ed A d e ee neeiourC
a g in the court house would like to say e tohOpeal esp hat oad t lar e th e oPresenty ir
suffer even a Whorsec-tork -tl 1oeifn the .e v Cer utiotmaeori dofthosieng 11het
canida e worku- eeci condlition~s in tho.Corinth-ee aoidof losing t erjb rIa%-n
no tat indh .. C It Per onaI
ing tha I ave o the l~gto gain b; .,ohave nthnOg aata
thadidghatsoe mthisren presenta onso hbeing to ae uc t ded onu truth. I he satisfaction of
ostraf hom bed to hellptsetuo be dcigedns a uadfeel that I must speak out to,k
,r aepreen-ta weinghImde i amaie.a and W.rittenimaterials
workedd fhr o.eas worked doselysn the ads and sW0othe office aher
utation in the ort Ia perslaj-o r rm
otate dfott rne sCiU eaors so I an theecre` Iant h icL Ivith his legal abil.t-, demeanor and rep
Stt t~ev's Office and I "'as the tordi r.et
ut.ai it oe %I .a t e t b-rti the present count', judge before she left th,

d hr ao k e Ith-orn -
court. So, i also hat'e persona Wledge o rne.e s who appeared almost daily in her
hboe gedo the Present environment existing in our County
Court and put it back to what it changed. And Jerry is the person who cachant County.
S,-_A judge, o a sho,2_ aul-d be a poesoa ..._Wocncage the County-
u" ChiefaJuvenitebak to what i, should be hone..ssioal, ,frected court.
thof ya a lpelosecutordwhe b h oenes election ads. it's dishonest to call yourself
a"hie f o y ssis tan tsta te or whn there never was such a title g a yoh ane d to be
th ny sitatsat torne or and juvejcssa h ie So iusel
boasting of creating e prog Y assigned to misdemeanor venandYouhappened to be
ortakingcreditgfo r pramsthatweon ea_ . and Juvenileocasesa
ortakingcreditfor ending t were mainly the product of the ideas and t tef tsime. f o is
that did create them. But, r, wenyou attended neortsfother
... Pro rabmly the worst, is tUel ded uas yno meeting s of the group
ing that the% alagr d to serve on a campaign executive on itt w-hen n o t
noid aththea a i sePublishingalistOnames of Supporters say-
no idea their snes were on the list and were actually upnO the pon f them hadn
A judge should beres f t supporting the aot
court staff %-w a,- t. e epectful of the oppoent
dicowl st Who have to Work there. Every person has thearight to be ,t, ...
dign- aindtuoudo thent isutis an abuse Of the Powersof the office eate wthorespect and
"Offie of judge This happenr
incidenZ urts. i "'hc t e Coa aurt. The p bicsou....ld o e Tretehisthappens....
ouere just no Co The public should know that there have been numerous
Present judge has embarrassed and demeaned court personnel
.ureleastr.'ying to do their jobs. The work envionentC court
Unpleasant that court Personnel have notronbe in the County Court inothas cour
mgteuge to request ,,ri v asked not to be assigedbeom s
-qaccoan air clearing,, .m "ne to work in thatcut ril -
ng dccomplishedg erYqlittue. An d i g meeting with the Clerk's Office employees.T he met-
ing ccofl-~fl.,~eJ ~erv ~ witIn the past 3 w the judge, withOUt
again degraded and tembarrassedytwo court clerks oecurtci heaMeetd
a sin her ofie.Those cleerks have askedenot to beeassigned tothe County aheaCourt Meetagain.

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Now's the timen...


A judge shouldd not schedule coUrt then keep court personlll attone and cit-
izens waiting or an hour or more for the ludee to appear. And ordering at torne"-
agency employees, and others to appear in court on a ornnt n sing te an
Sth people the work with to hve to cdule their appou tnnt, i iut pl ain mon-
i. I date and an abuse ot power. T h- L h ppens r onei.,C 1 ien eur ComI, t II t
th r -hould be a team player, because teamwork ba e,. ertone \tn'r _ed m tle u t stem
n- reqlued for the tem to be efficient and pot :ol i l.he o nin cot. But
A udge should protect the conettuti Lal digh e, h court ant rI
to county dge has orere a anor c imothet lie L.lm. cld rhi th.tit aIn e it an-
Stold notherother that children oud tte l
ad These are just twno of then marN hormrot est cs vt r-ed yr knoaln bl court pt- sice
et l This arrogance, disrespect, and inconsiderate treatment of citizens and couet
S personnel by a judge is inexcusable.

truth of w hat the court system pero.'nfl :,to c y, genc, L 'Io C e and itizen h1.1 L ,
to e n d u re o n a d aily b a sis in th e p re se n t C o u n C o u it. V ote r s. need to t al' k to o nr e i, o l
these people before they vote, and not just to twowhose continued employment depends
S uponthereelection of the present judge.
Jerry Bryant is a man of consistent, respectful demeanor, who works hard to rep-
resent his clients. He is compassionate toward victims of crime because he and his fami-
ly have been crime victims themselves. And he believes in strict enforcement of the law
and firm, yet fair punishment for criminals. He gets along with law enforcement officers
attorneys, and court personnel because he respects the roles they all play in the justice
S system. And they respect him because they know that he will fight for his clients, but dc
so in a professional way. Jerry has a solid record of concern and involvement with chil-
dren, schools, and community activities that does not have to be exaggerated. He wil
bring that same concern to the office of County Judge. I know he will be a refreshing
chge for the County Court and will make our court one we can all be proud of again
a professional, competent court.
Talk to people who know and have worked with both candidates before you
vote.' Call the clerk of court and ask her if what I have written here is true. Don't decidL
your vote on the basis of misleading campaign ads and self-serving commercials. Go t,,
Sthe people who know the truth.
*Like Jerry says in his ads, "Now's the time." And it really is. We cannot afford
six more years of the present situation. This is why I am voting for Jerry Bryant and you
should too.


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(863) 357-6500
Pastor David Robertso i
www.buckheadridgecc.com


RON's OLD COINS
BUY SELL TRADE
Saturday Only
at
Trading Post
Flea Market
www.oldcoins.virtue.nu/home.html
863-261 -4714
863-261-2078


DIABETIC FOOTWEAR

The Shoe Box
Phyllis Norris
Licensed Pedorthist
(863) 763 4401
3264 Hwy. 441 South
Okeechobee
Winn-Dixie Plaza


cU..i FEE, C.1N
BAG BULK LIQUID PET
"Meeting all your
large and small animal
nutrition needs."


1579 Hwy. 70 East
Okeechobee, FL
Nutrena (863) 763-2123


ALL COAST
TRACTOR
Branson, Mahindra
& Woods Tractors
Sand Equipment
AUGUST SALEII
Woods BB60 Cutter
25% Off List
701 N. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee
S(863) 467-7500
www.allcoasttractor.com
License #8228
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LW- CACO 23499
* 24 Hr. Emergency Service
* 7 Days A Week
* We Service All Brands
* Free Estimates
on Replacement Units and New Installations
100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391,


Don's
Appliance, inc.
"Showroom Full
Of Major Brands"
REPAIR ALL BRANDS
763-2220
317 WS Park Street
Don & Linda Weir


Reich &
Mancini
1-888-784-6724
) Works Compertwon Pemonal Injmy
Social Seamity Disability Wmngful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
Port St. Lucie
West Palm Beach Boca Baton


Decorative Concrete Coatings
Hy Tech Deck Inc.
863-697-2457
Licensed & Insured License #1301


COME AS YOU ARE!
First United
Methodist Church
200 NW Second Street
(863) 763 4021
www.fumcokee.com
Bruce Simpson, Senior Pastor
fumco@earthlink.net
James R Daso Youth/Assistant Pastor
fumco2@earthlink.net



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*In The Old &Man Shopping Cemner*
965 W. Sugarland
Hwy. Clewiston
(863)983-1108
Miss A Week
Miss A Deal!




Boats Trucks
Bathtubs
Shower Stalls
Outdoor Pools
Farm Equipment
(386) 837-3295
Licensed & Insured #1999-275-477


pTelM11 IIII[ll MM a
Walls Land
Clearing
& Excavation
Bushhog/Mowing
Disking
OKEECHOBEE
Call for Details
(863)763-8674
Licensed & Insured License #1763
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POLAR
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc.
SALES SERVICE -INSTALLATION
We service all makes and models.
Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential* Commercial Mobile Home,
410 SE 2nd Ave. Okeecliobee
357-2717
License # RA0066862





OKEECHOBEE
3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM 4pM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 8PM



GL NNJ.
SNEID R, LLC
Crime ial Law
Flily C ilfeaw
200 S.W& Street
Okeechobee, fL 34974
(863) 467-6570


STRIPLE-M-BRICK
1w PAVERS, INC.
. riveways Pool Decks .
fi Patios Repairs
Retaining Walls
Clean & Seal
t(877) 578-0300,
,1fwoU-Za9 ,ntu Ie


Living Word
of Faith
1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
A First Century Full
Gospel Church
www.livingwordoffaith-okeechobee.com






Okeechobee's
#1 Homebuilder
(863) 3 27-900-
State Licensed & Insured
Lic. # CRC057387

For all your Ehecarica Needs


Electric, LLC.
Commercial Residential
Service
Zeke Shreves
863-763-2957
863-763-0509
Lic. #ER0006321





< FISHING TRIPS
EXOTIC
EVERGLADES


OSCARS CICHLIDS TILAPIA
Dick Grieves
Okeechobee, Florida
(863) 467-2063


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Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Residential Commercial
Craig Raulerson
702 SE 9th Avenue
(863) 634-8703
allseasonac@earthlink.net
St. Lic. #CAC1814333


QUALITY AI/C

Celebrating
23 Years

1 T467-1545
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8sOCI SECURITY
DISABILITY BENEFITS
BEEN DENIED
LAW OFFICE OF
STEPHEN M. LEWEN

288-1300
OVER 26 YEARS REPRESENTING THE
INIURED & DISABLED


SUNRISE F RD
5435 U.S. 1 South
Fort Pierce
I Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
Stuart 283-6806
Vero Beach 567-8480
www.sunrise-ford.com





Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
E wal Jor. Oer Est. 1 99
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
lic. #21-8



"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98- St Okeechobee 34972
(P.O. Box 15M4, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165





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Certified Building Contractors
200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100

S* Custom
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SI Embroidery
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(863) 763-1111 Sportswear
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(863) 763 8707
fla n a p Sam Typing
FBs'Biomas Trophies/Plaques




OKEECHOBEE
FUNERAt OM. H & CRRMAIORY


Family Owned & Operated
763 2111
205 NE. 2nd Street
Okeechobee


863-467-4733
Honest & Dependable Service
24 Hour EmagenLy Serice
Repair n all makelas & models
Family Owned & Opeted
CAC1813894


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HOSKINS
& TuRco
Auto Accidents
Social Security
Disability
Bankruptcy
212 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-5800






Find Out Why We're #1 Highest
RatingFor Customer Satisfaction

4224N w. 441 So
(8631 357-0500


1-866-2-CASINO
BRIGHTON
Rt. 6, Box 611
Okeechobee, FL 34974





RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
For alyr decWeig'need&
Ccl for efrmegfmat
Licensed References Available
Cynthia Thurston
863.697.2465
License #8374


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RECREATIONAL
RIDING
First & Third Tuesday
Of Each Month 6-9:30pm
Call 863-763-9312
for information.
4200 East Hwy. 70, Okeechobee


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50 Years & Here to Stay.
2105 S. Parrott Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
Stop by today
Or call 467-FREE
www.midflorida.com

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WALPOLE FEED
& SUPPLY
Hwy. 98 N. PO Box 1723
(863) 763-6905






FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
110 NE 5th St
(863) 763 1994
Time & Temperature
763 0123


EMORY WALKER
CO. INC.
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Senring the Lake Area for 40 Years!


208 SW 51 Ave. Okeechobee
863-763-6742
CAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129
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FLIGHT
SCHOOL

Private Career
Introductory Flight $50
Training at Okeechobee
877-460-7766
www.tradewinds-flight.com

The Law Office Of
Gerald Lefebvre
*Personal Injury,
Auto Accidents, Slips.
Trips, Falls and
Wrongful Death
Sblr and NAionaIgy Basd
Cr id Cil T Lawye
1910 S. Parrott Avenue
863-763-3333
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3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE
1-866-206-1776


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Over 22 Years

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204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 763-5561
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and receive 10% off.
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Brian A. Hurst |ria
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Clewiston Belle Glade
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NEVER PAINT
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Procraft of South Florida
LIC# QB20973-CGC017016


Surfin'
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HIGH SPEED
INTERNET SATELLITE
INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER
Id Us Lk You To Ne World
709 N. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee
(863) 763-2045
www.surfinthenet.net


Okeechobee
Livestock Market




U.S. 98 North
(863) 763 3127




100 NW PARK ST.
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy,
Open 24 Hours
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SOkeechobee -
663-763-9963
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Brahman
Theatres Iff

For Info Call
763-202


&as & Stfr
215 SW Park Street
863-357-2368
Gifts
Bath & Body Products
Candles & Accessories\
Gift Baskets for All Occasions '
* Exclusively Offering Village Candles
Custom Gourmet Baskets
FREE Delivery on all baskets.

g-.^ Are You
Prepared for
Hurricane
s-h. *:,. Season
Hurricane Panels
* Rollups & Accordions
Mark's Satellites, inc.
3861 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 467-7555
Lic. #886


* I IL.- I.ANi)
C.LL 'r i\ir
* BRUSI I REMOVAl.
* DEBRI REMOVAL
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(863) 634-6982
(863) 634-6721


PALM HARBOR
MODULAR, MOBILE &
STILT HOMES,
CALL OUR FACTORY FOR
FREE COLOR BROCHURE

800-622-2832



CHAMPION
Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!
Licensed Gary Champion
& Insured 863-763-2992


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JONES
EQUIPMENT
Car Trailers
Utility Trailers
Cargo Trailers
Equipment Trailers
IHaulmark. j
4558 US 441 SE Okeechobee
(863) 763-5342


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IN.ORPOR.IA U
Trash Hauling Mowing
Ponds Loader
Pads Bobcat
Clearing Tractor
Robert Stafford
(863) 357-2274
License #7720



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INSURANCE
1114 NW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-3001
Auto Homeowners Mobile
Home Flood Motorcycle RV
Se Habla Espailol

Tree Locators, Inc.
Plants & More
-Stones -Plants
-Boulders -Trees
-Mulch 9 1 -Supplies
-Morton Salts -Delivery
OVER 50 VAE OF STONES & BOULDERS
WHOLESALE PRICING AVAILABLE
16162 HWY 441 N. OKEECHOBEE
10 MILES N. OF Hwy 70, ACROSS FROM 68 W.
PHONE: (863) 763-7736



Free Notary
Fax & Copy Service
No Cost as Well
To the Public

213 SW Park Street
357.1707
(Inside Accurate Insurance)

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Service Repair Remodel
Your Personal Plumber
After Hours
Emergency Service
V Available
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CHOBEE QTS

863-763-8485
FREE ESTIMATES!
Weed-eating, Mowing
& Clean-ups.
Call and Ask for
Adam Staton, Manager
Lic. # 1355


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Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S
Okeechobee
763-3500
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Independent Career Agent
HEALTH LIFE DENTAL
6650 W. Indiantown Road
Suite 100
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 301-3946 Cellular




K+S
LAND SERVICES
We are looking for valued cus-
tomers. Call us for any of your
Land Needs, (863) 634-5289
or (863) 634-5278 and leave a
message and we will return
your call promptly. Luse. 67

PRINTING RUBBER STAMPS* MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING DELIVERY FAX SERVICE
SERVICE AVAILABLE (863) 763-3012


RON~DEE'S
Minor Repairs

"No Job too Big or too Small"
FREE ESTIMATES
Roof Coating
Handy Man's Special
Mobile Homes & Morel
863*467-2917
License #2349 & #5698


KUHN'S
ROOFING
SERVICES,, INC.
Roof Repairs
Licensed & Insured
Lit, #CdCtObS7r
(863) 46742382



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Serving Okeechobee &
Surrounding Areas
(863) 634-1130
(863) 467A88301
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We are pleased to take this opportunity to tell all of Okeechobee, about a special employ-
ee of ours, Kris Sweatt. Kris, has "Run" our service department for the past 2 summers
and what a Fantastic Job she is doing! Her duties include scheduling all break-downs or
service calls, air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, ice machines it doesn't matter to Kris.
She just gets it done, and in a timely manner. As if this wasn't enough of a responsibili-
ty, Kris also tracks our residential and commercial maintenance programs. Quite a feat,
in itself! Needless to say, Kris has her hands full with 5 service techs to dispatch daily.
The title of accounts co-ordinator just doesn't seem to do justice, for all she does. Hat's
off and Kudos to you Kris, for a job well done. You are certainly appreciated!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Bud and Ami Neese


4674545
St. Lic.
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& Satueday! EVERY TUESDAY:
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(863) 467-2224 Call in An Order TO GO!
Open: 6am lOpm Sun. Thurs. 6am llpm Fri. & Sat.


The staff of The Clock RestaLlrallt ll,S faithfUlIN PIVIVid-
ed tile Okeechobee C011111ILinitv %vith quality sei vice and
iood toi over 3 ears. You'll filld the Clock easilv takes
the gold x\-hen it comer, to maintaining a nice family
atmospheie... the servers are fast. friendly, and efficient
and the management tearn is right there making ;ure
VOLI, the customer, are taken care Of properIv.
One of tile most interesting things about the Clock is
that VOLI'll alx\-avr_, see \-Our favorite hoineto\\-il friends
here police officers, local bLISilleSS ovnen; mid %% ork-
ers, and so oil and theY'll all tell \'OLI that the.\- enl'oy
the consistent quality food and service x\re gi\ e them.
And that is \vhv I invite VOLI to come and relv oil Lis -
because %ve care!
We have a vai iet v of lunch specials starting at undei
$6.00. Do you only have an hour or less for lunch? We'll
get you in and out faster than any other full service
restaurant in town and that't, guaranteed. For bieak-
fast, the Clock has a breakfast bLlifet that runs LLIV-5 a
week withjust about every biealfast itern oil it YOU call
think of. Evervone knoivs ab0Llt C)Ur infaniOLIS
Touchdown Breakfast that is aliva-vs available all.\- tinle
of the day: 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, 2 bacon strips. 2 sausage
links for just $3.89. For dinner. ti-\. 01.11' newe-;t alliazill.9,
deal: All you can eat fish or shrimp foi ordv $8 99 everv
Friday and SatUrday night. HeY senioi ;! Ha\ e VOLI
enjoyed 2 dinners t roni our senior menu for onv $10.49"
Includes choice of vegetable, choice Of Potato. Soup 01
salad, and dinner roll or biscuit. .-\Il that for onl\ $10.491
(Use coupon anytime conveniently located ill the
Okeechobee Neivs or join Lis every 'FLle-,da y night)
So please visit us and e\perience Okeec hohee'-; tt I place
for breakfast, lunch and dh-Lnei. Ho%% about a cup of lot:
on Joe? Stop by a nd ask ior me peisona 11 1 cl lo,, e to
get to kiio%\- .\ ou!
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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 9 p.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, 7and9p.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

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your home
to discuss the required safety
equipment needed on your boat.
This service is free. You will receive
a cordial, informative and confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be placed
on boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call (863) 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue \will take in unwanted,
abandoned and inured terrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop- by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is not
restricted to veterans. Call the Post
at (863) 763-2950.

Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning, after-
noon, and evening shifts are avail-
able. Many opportunities currently
exist. Please contact the lobby desk
at Raulerson Hospital for a Volun-
teer Application. For information,
call (863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The
hospital's Volunteen Program
(ages 14-17) began in June.

Items needed
by wildlife center.
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center, 14895 N.W 30th Terrace, is
seeking paper towels, old large
towels, blankets, old kennels, gar-
dening utensils and laundry deter-
gent. Anyone wishing to donate
any of the above items is asked to
call (863) 763-4630.

Rescue accepts
unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwant-
ed horses. If you can't keep
them, donate them by calling
(772) 467-0400. For information,
ask for Karen.


You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids In Distress is a com-
munity-supported agency dedicat-
ed to the care, treatment and pre-
vention of child abuse and neglect.
They have locations in Broward
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Found 130
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Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
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900 Numbers 160



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AUCTION 3,444 Acre; Prime
Timberland Randolph
County, Georgia Thurs.,
Sept. 7, 7:00 p.m. Dawson,
Georgia Dawson Country
Club This property, selling by
order of a National Timber
Investment Management Or-
ganization, has been owned
by timber companies and es-
tates for generations. Proper-
ty will be offered in 17 large
tracts ranging in size from
10 to 454 acres. Significant
merchantable timber, in-
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miles of road frontage. Great
opportunity for investors, de-
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15% down, 10% buyers pre-
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AUCTION Land and Antiques,
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fered in parcels, beautiful
property, great antiques,
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(800)726-2897 Randy Bur-
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Bag of01 New Cicrihes parting
lot front io Family Dolljr
Store ,,n 70 Eadl Call to
identify. 863-763-0346 aft 5
CATS (2) Neulered amjle Call
to I0 1863)357-3225
MALE BEAGLE w/camo col-
lar w/bone print. No tag.
Hwy.98 on Lofton (144th
Trail). Friendly. 863-824-0262
METAL WALKER, in fron of Di-
vision of Forestry office.
(863)462-5160

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Plumb and Deck a Spa
Now do-it-yourselfers can
enjoy the benefits of a back-
yard spa without the expense
of a plumber or carpenter.
Designed for the average
weekend handyman, the pro-
ject includes everything from
digging the hole to the final
line connections for a spa. (It
is strongly recommended that
a professional do the electri-
cal wiring and hook-up.)
Plumb and Deck a Spa plan
(No. 670)... $9.95
Patio Projects Package
3 other plans
(No. C99)... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
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(except catalog-only orders)
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Van Nuys, CA 91405.
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Reward! (863)467-7415
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
classeflads.


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.
21/ 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, 11/2 yrs. old, friendly,
needs room to run. Owner
moving. (863)634-9493 *
SCRAPE IRON, You haul.
(863)763-4827
TIMBERWOLF/ALASKAN
Malimute, Male, 4yrs.old,
1131bs. Free to good home on-
ly. Moving! 863-801-1398.


NEW OWNERSHIP AND
MANAGEMENT
Alligator Antiques and
Collectibles
Sebdring on US 27
Starting in September open
7 days a week
Looking for
Quality Dealers Only
Incentives Call 863-471-MALL


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ACTIVITIES AIDE

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


Immediate Openings CNAs
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All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
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GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Big Cypress Reservation
Min. 1 yr supervisory experience.
Food sales experience a plus.
Excellent commuicalion & 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

ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Brighton Reservation
Min. 1 yr supervisory experience.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
High School diploma or GED. Exc.
benefits including medical, dental &
401K. Salary based on exp.
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
OF ECONOMIC COUNCIL

The Economic Council of Okeechobee County,
Inc. is seeking applicants for the Executive Direc-
tor position. The Executive Director provides lead-
ersnip and management to the Economic Council
of Okeechobee County, Inc.

The Executive Director is -

~ responsible for all aspects of operations, strate-
gic planning and plan implementation, advance-
ment and program design.

- responsible for Program Development and Im-
plementation, Development of Strategic Alliances
and Partnerships and overall daily management of
our program.
The Applicant should possess a college degree or
equivalent work experience preferred, minimum of
five years related business and/or professional ex-
perience, broad knowledge of nonprofit manage-
ment, fund raising, business development and
municipal and county issues, proficiency in work-
ing with business software
(Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Quick-
Books) and technology, effective written, oral
communication and presentation skills and strong
interpersonal skills.
Please send resume and salary
requirements to:
PO. Box 718
Okeechobee, FL 34973-0248


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)
POLICE DISPATCHER
The City of Okeechobee is now accepting applications for an
experienced telephone operator/radio dispatcher for the Police
Department. Rotating shift work, 40 hours per week. An Appli-
cation packet is available online at www.cityofokeechobee.com
or by contacting the Clerk's Office at City Hall, Office of the City
Clerk, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974,
(863)763-3372 x215.
Applications must be returned by
4:30 p.m. Friday, September 8, 2006.
Drug Free Workplace. EEO.
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk/Personnel Administrator.
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Are you well connected in Okeechobee?
Is WAVW 92.7 your favorite Country Music Station?
Do you want to have unlimited earning potential selling the #1 Country
Station in the market all while helping businesses you know grow their bot-
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Clear Channel Radio is looking for the right person to fit the bill in
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a pre-existing billing account list.
Please email your resume to karenfranke(clearchannel.com
Clear Channel Radio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Must have a valid
Florida driver's license, reliable transportation, and be a resident of
Okeechobee.


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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
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Southern Management Corporation
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Clewiston, FL 33440



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



LIVE-IN NANNY NEEDED
Yeehaw Junction area for 2
small children of nice married
couple. Must pass drug
screen, Ref's req. PIs. call
772-532-3561


220 OR 440 CSR
position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
ALL ABOUT YOU
CAREGIVERS INC.
Is accepting applications
for HHA's & CNA's
for the Okeechobee area.
Immediate openings for Full
and Part time positions.
Please call (863)824-8733
NR # 30211037




ASSISTANT
MANAGER &
SERVERS NEEDED
(AM & PM)

For Busy
Restaurant

Apply'Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.

COOK OR WAITRESS NEEDED
Buckhead Ridge
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (772)546-4191
DAIRY FOREMAN:
Exp./Bilingual Preferred
Housing, Cell Phone, Lights.
Please Call 634-1758,
634-1756 or 763-5087
DRIVER, CLASS'A CDL req'd.
Needed to pull mulch & sod.
-Koebernik Trucking-
Call (863)467-9930
DRIVERS
Experienced Frameless End
Dump Drivers needed early
a.m. hours. Class A CDL re-
quired. Competitive wages &
benefits. Please call
772-380-3526 for details
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corner uitchn
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.
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Immediate Opening for a Full Time
position at Water's Edge Dermatology.

Medical Assistant, CNA,
LPN or RN may apply at:

301 NE 19th Drive,
Okeechobee, FL 34974 or
you may fax resume and
license to 863-467-1919


FIELD/SHOP MECHANICS
CAT Exp. Pref., Must have
own tools, Solid company
with comp. salary.
(561)793-0322, Ext. 106
SFT/rDRIVERW/CDLA-TB i
okay. Must have exp. as
I Bobcat/Combination
I Backhoe/Loader operator I
I forsite develop, Septic
repairs & installations
SCall Don (863)634-5244 I
FUEL TRUCK/LUBE
TRUCK DRIVER
CDL B w/Hazmat req. Exp.
Pref., Comp., Salary plus OT
(561)793-0322, ext. 106
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
ROOFERS & FRAMERS
Transportation, tools and ex-
perience a must. Pis. call
863-467-5323
SEPTIC & DRAIN FIELD
INSTALLER
Will train, experience preferred.
(863)634-6300 or 467-9966



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



DRIVER: YOU WANT IT, WE
HAVE ITI Solo, teams, owner
operators, company drivers,
students, recent grads, re-
gional, dedicated, long haul.
Van, flatbed. Must be 21.
CRST Career Center:
(800)940-2778, www.drive-
orcrst.com.
Driver-HIRING QUALIFIED
DRIVERS for Central Florida
Local & National OTR posi-
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hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
INTERESTED IN A POSTAL
JOB Earning $57K/yr Avg
Minimum Pay? Our services
can help you prepare for the
Postal Battery Exam, Find
Out How! Call Today For
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Agents to market full portfo-
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Medicare Advantage plan
with Part D. Unlimited quali-
fled leads. Earn 75k to 125k.
Management Position also
available for the right candi-
date. Call Larry or Steve @
(866)224-8450 ext. 5018.
NOW HIRING GEOLOGIST for
our Andalusia, Alabama of-
fice. Send resume and tran-
scripts to CDG Engineers &
Associates, Inc., P.O. Box
278, Andalusia, AL 36420;
fax: (334)222-4018; email:
khall@cdge.com; phone:
(334)222-9431.


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here! Zero down lease/low
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J & J Building Contractors
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Garages
Seawalls
(863)634-2044



RON-DEES
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


FREE DIABETIC SUPPLIES!
MEDICARE PATIENTS! Call
Us Toll Free (866)294-3476
and receive a FREE METER!
Am-Med Quality Diabetic
Supplies.
FREE PRESCRIPTION Savings
Card. Print your free card to-
day. www.newdrug-
card.com. No gimmicks/no
catch. Provided by Founda-
tion for Uninsured Ameri-
cans.



ARRESTED? ACCUSED? AC-
CIDENT VICTIM? HURT?
Talk to a lawyer Now. Call 24
Hours. Personal Injury and
Criminal Defense. Attorney
Referral Service A-A-A
(888)733-5342. Protect
Your Rights.Medical Supplies
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
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 5 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C 21/2 TON, Package unit
w/heat strip. Just serviced.
Exc. cond. $350.


863-674-0467
TWO 1/2 TON COLEMAN A/C
w/heat strips. $150.
863-467-4328


NEW OWNERSHIP AND
MANAGEMENT
AlligatorAntiques and
Collectibles
Sebringon US 27
Starting in September open
7 days a week
Looking for
Quality Dealers Only
Incentives Call 863-471-MALL


GRILL, New, GE, electric, used
2 times. $20 (863)763-0141
leave message or call in eve-
ning.


REFRIG. Kenmore side by
side, W&l in door, Elec
Range smooth top $800
(863)675-5865 8am-5pm
REFRIGERATOR, Amana side
by side, white, water & ice in
door, $200. (863)467-9744
REFRIGERATOR- Kenmore,
with top freezer, 16.5 cu ft,
$100 (863)983-7775
REFRIGERATOR- Side by
side, White, 33", Excellent
condition $200.
(561)625-4306
WASHER, Whirlpool, Heavy
Duty & DRYER, Kenmore, 90
series. $150 for both, will
sep. (863)697-3316


SCHWINN 1955- Odriginal con-
dition, $700. (863)467-5756.
SCHWINN, Orange County
Chopper, like new, $175.
S(863)467-0538



STEEL BUILDINGS FACTORY
DIRECT. 30x40 was
$13,290, now $6,820;
40x60 was $21,859, now
$10,562; 60x80 was
$36,148, now $17,642; Siz-
es to 100,000 square feet.
Erection & Dealerships
Available. (800)720-6857.



CERAMIC TILE, grey, 12x12, 2
boxes w/20 pcs., great for'
entry foyer, $20.
(863)357-6315
DOUBLE SINK- with faucet, al-
mond, $10 (863)675-1098
ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS-. New 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Deci From Mvlaufairur-
e- 20 cOlOfs in Stick wiih all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (8r88)393-0335. "
SHOP LIGHTS Ill. holds (14
-luOre4(eCil bulbsi $50 Ior
il1l will s parajie.
(863)357-1352
STAIRCASE, White, wood
grain/fiberglass with railing,
321w x 32"h x 44"1. $95
(863)599-0833 Clewiston
WINDOWS (3)
37"W x 38L. Slide up/down.
$50 for all. 863-697-2044


CARPET- 8.5 X 11 white,
never used, $15.00
(863)675-1098


CRIB & MATTRESS, Like new,
all wood crib. .T$170
(863)675-4701
CRIB BEDDING SET, $30
(863)675-4701
SWING SET, Solid wood.
$125 (863)612-5037 La-
Belle



Do-It.


WICKER BASSINET Natural
color w/mattress. NICE! Dk.
Wood Cradle, $100/both.
Will sell sep. 863-357-1032


CARVED WOOD BABY FOX
Life sized, painted, handmade
by artist, $275. 863-763-3302
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 al or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(1000)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
NEW OWNERSHIP AND
MANAGEMENT
Alligator Antiques and
Collectibles
Sebring on US 27
Starting in September open
7 days a week
Looking for '
Quality Dealers Only
Incentives Call 863-471-MALL



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
PRESARIO LAP TOP-
Almost new $250.
863-467-5756
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-
bojid, dresser & nighi island
$300 neg 1863)634-1055
BUNK BED w/LOtt Oa: wood
wilth Duil in drawers, desk. &
bookshelf. $250
(863)610-1926
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc w,5 shelves Hand
Made 6' lall. 4' wide. Must
see' $500 (8631763-8943
COACH & LOVESEAT, Leather,
blush color. $400
|8636J.4-0812
COFFEE TABLE, 2-Ena lables
& Sola adole, cnlrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
(863)674-0467.
COFFEE TABLE. Cherry,
Queen Anne, excellent condi-
tion. $40 or best offer.
(863)763-0141 leave msg.
COMPUTER DESK: Large,
Light Oat Wood Look. $50.
(863)357-9946
COUCH- like new, never used,
$300 (863)675-5737 Labelle
DINETTE TABLE, metal & 4
chairs, glass top w/cloth
covered chairs, $75. Call
. (863) 357-2412 after 5pm.
DINING ROOM TABLE' Tile
. top, White wash, Peach tile
,w/pattern, Seats 4. $150.
Firm (863)634-0387
FUTON- White, Metal, Good
condition. $75.
(863)634-8118


DINING TABLE custom made
w/glass top, nice cond. Cost
$1150 new, sacrifice for
$150. (561)633-1371.
DNING TABLE, Glass top w/6
chairs. $375. (239)537-4253
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
GLIDER ROCKER CHAIR
w/Glider Ottoman, Blue Rose
Flowers on Beige. Exc. cond.
$75 (863)467-4729
KING SIZE FOAM MATTRESS-
6" thick, brand new never
used, $250 (863)675-5757
Labelle ..
KING SIZE MATTRESS & BOX-
SPRING, clean, $80
(863)983-7775
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

NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
52Q'up 50-4PC bedroom sets
$i"oup, 3PN Lningroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
OAK DINING TABLE w/6 up-
holstered chairs, good cond.
$200 (863)675-5865
8am-5pm.
ROCKER & OTTOMAN GLIDER
SETS (2) Maple. Beige w/
green leaf & light rose buds.
150sell sep 863-357-8788
SLEEPER SOFA & LOVE
SEAT, Or el HeNiage, off
white & jewel plaid, exc.
cond. $850 (863)763-4992
SOFA, Reclining, pastel colors
$100 rieg 8631261-3568
SOFA. Sectional, 3 pc Tan,
Soul + Oversi-ed swivel cnair,
Round Cohee & 2 End Tables.
$800.(239)537-4253
TWIN BEDROOM SET &
Dressers, 2-End tables.
$1000. (863)517-1942


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Now enterprising do-it-yourselfers can enjoy the
therapeutic, recreational and aesthetic benefits of a
backyard spa without the expense of a plumber or
carpenter. Designed for the average weekend handy-
man, the project includes everything from digging
the hole to the final line connections for a spa. (It is
strongly recommended that a professional do the
electrical wiring and hook-up.)
Designed to be adaptable to almost any fiberglass
spa and equipment package, the plan includes step-
by-step instructions with photos and more.

Plumb and Deck a Spa plan (No. 670)... $9.95
Patio Projects Package (No. C99)
Three other projects ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)


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SOFAS (2), Matching, gray
w/flowers, good condition.
$200 or will separate.
(863)357-1352
WOOD BUNK BEDS
no mattresses. Good
condition. $75.863-673-6295


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.


S&W MODEL 686- SS, 357
.combat mag, speed loader,
trigger lock $400
(863)763-4961



HEALTH FOOD -
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
OLYMPIC WEIGHT BENCH w/
Olympic Free Weights. Like
brand new. Pd. $350 / Now
$175 (561)662-4563 Keith
WEIGHT BENCH
with weights. $75.
863-673-6295


ANN. RING, Beautiful 11Vctw,
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.
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



PATIO TABLES, 1 large sofa
table & 2 large end tables,
white metal w/clear glass
tops. $175 (561)629-6213'


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


Dump Trailer,.5x8, hooks to
tractor w/remote .control,hy .
draulic, new fir. & front plate,c
$1000.:(863)697-9704
HYDRAULIC PUMP for lowrid-
er, complete w/delta dumps
& aluminum block, $220 ;or
best offer. (863)763-3334


ROAD MESH, Used with 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-
rez Mod. 5022, w/hard case,
$275. (863)697-9704
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
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


BIRD CAGE, Large, White,
Good condition. $50.
(863)304-6310
Boston Terrier Pups, 10 wks
old, multi color, 2 males, 1
fem., shots & 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 ask for Vicki
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
MINIATURE PINCHER/GOLD-
EN RETRIEVER MIX: Approx.
13 wks. Female. Runt of liter.
Good home. (863)447-5305
PAPILLON PUPPY, champion
bloodlines, male; CKC reg.,
ready 8/31, health cert.,
$600. (407)696-9903
ROTTWEILER/CURR MIX
Puppy. Female. 3 weeks old.
Free to goodjhome only. PIs.
call 863-634-7482
SHIT-ZU PUPPY, Males, 4
months old. AKC Papers.
$500 (863)763-0449
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 w'aill e-:"
S(863)983-6537



BEER COOLER- 5 keg, with
taps, asking $1000 heg
(863)467-2882


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


AIR COMPRESSOR, lhp, for
home workshop. Runs good.
$95 firm. (561)676-0427
DRILL PRESS, Delta Shop-
master, $50. (863)674-0416
MIG WELDER, 185 Millermat-
ic, 25' spool gun, w/other
accessories, $1600.
(863)634-7423
PORTABLE Air Compressor
2hp, Speedair, industrial mod-
el, works good. $145 Firm.
863-763-6629



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
OLD FLORIDA ART- paintings,
plcs, and drawings, & Older
Firearms: Win,Wbys, pistols
(561)281-4153
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553 .
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

II



Faro FeedP odts810
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.
863-6.j-, 9111


HORSE TRAILER: Logan '88, 3
horse, slant stock trailer w/re-
movable tack wall $1500 neg.
863-699-9701/239-280-6082


NICE HOUSE TO RENT

FOR NICE FAMILY
Preferable Spec's:

3-4 bedroom 2500 S.F. +/*

Will Conside~iHr RENT(B~i'i-T0-O


On line Svice

Buy- .Trade
Horses;$ Etc.

863-467-1304
aeW ok eechoee-horse-tradd corn
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
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-
tie, 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, 1Ocu.
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", 4.5hp; sharp
blade, good cond. 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
TROY BUILT TILLER rear
twine, Bronco model. $500.
863-467-6475
WEED EATER, Wheeled, 18",
$150 (863)467-1224
WEEDEATERS (2) used, gas
powered. $90 for both, will sell
separately. 863-467-6475 ,


RECYCLED LIME ready for de-
Siivey, il'T rld e uQuaniy ; hi;gh
C(31um Call lor price quole
Ground Piiunderi Trucking
(772)460-0991 .
flal@bellsouth.net


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




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



LARGE TOWNHOUSE
2BR/1.5BA, F/L/S. $750/mth.
No pets. Yearly lease.
863-697-1129


ADORABLE: 2 BR, 1 BA, in
town Behind Theater, small
3rd room, non smk. env., no
dogs, lawn service. $800 mo.
+ 1st., last & sec. dep.
(941)504-3954
FORT DRUM Area: 2 BR/2 BA
on 22 acres. Needs someone
capable of light maintenance;
mowing & care of some ani-
mals. Call (561)840-8835
mryanderrin@aol.comn.
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: Wes.
,ri Snie 4 4 r, 2 Ba 5.120I
mo. + 1st, last. sec. dep &
refs. Call Barry 72-216-di461
Move in Special first months
rent Iree, :BR.2BA, $1100
iTf lasi., seConl y depi:,!l
6 month lease and reference's
required. No Pets
(863)763-6541
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
OKEECHOBEE 3BR/2BA
W/D, all appliances. Lawn
maint. incl. In Kings Bay.
$1 K/mth-FL/S. 321-282-8406
OKEECHOBEE: 3/2 & 3/1,
Totally renovated. Lg yards.
Bring pets. $1200-$1300 mo.
1st, last & sec. 561-723-2226


OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Eer-
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 $1 00,1'mD
Call P",I. 863169;-3096
TAYLOR CREEK, 3bf. 2ba.
Fireplace, Lovered b0oj doc'
1.1400 mro Rl fiq Florida
Realty Pro i(863 357.1200O
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
Lg DW O i0r,'i w.Iakc O'ee
3dccn:S 2 Sirf, purchre ni31l-
nouse cverlOC's Tay0lor Ck.
$1350'nnlF 561-385-5979




NOW LEASING -
NEW OFFICES
West Side of New Courlhouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
Furnished includes elect wa-
ter. nigh speed 863-697-3743'


Rental Needed, Belle Glade,
Pahokee, South Bay, Canal
PoinI Lake Harbour or Clewis-'
Ion Home, townnome or con-
do Ior professorial couple
Great lenanls win references
& good clrett. (5611261-9747
or email ilo10 ilo rIul l oIu


SHARE HOME- Prol Woman
will snare nirime near Post
Onice w' Prol Non-imoker.
Full Hie privileqes/privale
roomiDari $500 mo, isi.
1 31 security. snare ulillites
1863)i63-556' or
1561)629-6213



Late Summer Discounts and
Free Gonll Dale E Pelerson
Vacations Navarre. Okaloo-
sa Island DOesiri. Sourr, Wal-
Ilor, PanaiiTi Ciiy
WWW dleIlinresorils com
1800)336-%69


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wantedl1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




BASS WOOD. 3BR,21BA, 1 car
arage office, brand new CBS,
-nice lot inancinQ avail., ready
iow $179 900.863-484-0809
NATIONAL BUILDER 0%
DOWN when you own land!
HOME BUILT ON YOUR'LOT
starling at $58 per square
foot. Call for FREE color bro-
chures. (800)622-2832.
NEAR OKEECHOBEE
Located in The Prairie
3br, 2ba, 11A acres, On canal.
Sale or Lease. $145,000 or
$950/mo. Call for info.
(561)319-2524
NEW HOMES in OCALA, FL
Pre-Constructlon Pricing,
Zero Down for Investors, Re-
altor Inquiries Welcome. Call
Kinder Homes at
(352)622-2460 or wwW.ln-
vestinOcalaFL.com.
OKEE., Large 4br. 2ba, 2 car
oar. 80 Canal ironi, New Sea
Wall TiKki MHul, Fish cleaning,
si{iioi i, ii:e Canal to Taylor
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BASS BOAT, MOTOR/TRLR.
1991, 17' Grumman, w/70hp
Evinlude. Tioll mtr, new batt.
$2500.863-467-8292 IV.msg.
BOAT: 15 Ft, Fiberglass w/tIr.
40 hp Mercury. New floors.
seats & carpet. Great boal!
$600. neg. (863)634-0387
FOUR WINDS, '99, 18' Ski
boat, 130hp Johnson, With ski
equip. Good cond. Ready To
Gol $6000.1863)673-2024'
JON BOAT, 12 Ft., Rat Bottom
w/new trolling 'motor. Good
boal $4-50 lo01 boh will
sep. 1863j509-3260
LOGAN BASS BOAT #79- good
cond needs lloor work, runs
great, $1100 (863)517-1963
PONTOON BOAT 25'1996
corniplelely redonrie w/Evin.
112hp '04 dual ale $10K
or nesi offer. 863-634-7163
SAIL BOAT- 2311. vw/Irailer,
$1200 or besi owner
,239)470-3701 LaBelle
SAILBOAT- Hobie, 14', good
condition, older model, new
marine paint & new parts;
$450 neg. (239)6344040
SEA KAYAK- Fiberglass w/fud-
der. 17', Northwest Cadence,
$900 (863)357-7406
STARCRAFT 161 needs bat-,
tery. 50hp Johnson, w/trir.
$500..863-634-9153
SWEETWATER, '91, tripon
pontoon, '99 75hp Suzuki
eng., good cond., new seats
& generator, no trir., $3500
or best"offer. (863)467-8161
TCRAFT'BOAT, motor & trailer,
ready for fresh or salt water,
turnkey, $2000.
(863)697-2434


FIFTH WHEEL HITCH- Reese,
15K Ibs. $175.
(863)610-1120
SCOOTER- Electric, 500 watt,
New, 2 wheel, Adult, Good
for RV or Park. $225.
(863)610-1120


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


HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON
HEAD '74. $3500 Call for
details. (239)357-6889
LaBelle area.
HONDA CBR F3-600'98
Runs good! $2500.
863-675-5540
HONDA REBEL 1986, 250
Street Bike. Great condition.
Runs good. $500.
(863)763-8261
MOTORCYCLE/ATV JACK
Craftsman, aluminum, 15001b.
capacity. Brand New! $149.
863-612-0093/239-872-2847
SUZUKI-'06, SV650, 1800 mi.
$300. access included. Mint
Condition. $4600.
(863)357-7406



ELECTRIC SCOOTERS, (2),
ood cond., barely used,
$175 for both or will sell
separately. (863)467-2687
HONDA 350X 1986-3 wheel-
er, great cond, fast, hate to
let go but need to sell, $1500
neg. (863)517-1963
POLARIS TRAIL BOSS 325,
'01, new chain & sprockets,
runs very good, $1600.
(863)697-2525


FORD ESCORT STATION
WAGON, '95, $900. Or best
offer.(863)634-4518.
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)467-06689
HYUNDAI ACCENT- '96, 5
speed. Runs great. 74K.
Needs fuel pump. Great mile-
age $600. Neg 863-612-5010
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
MUSTANG '1965, Automatic,
vinyl top, $6300.
(863)447-0400
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


Four Seasons, 3BR/2BA,
apple s, recently remodeled,
$950 mo. + sec. dep., cred-
it check. (786)863-3212
OKEECHOBEE- 1br, CA, unfur-
nished, $500/mo; $250 de-
posit, (863)697--1168



FURNISHED 1968 Mobile
Home adult park. 57'x12',
37<13 8 screened in Fla.
rm. $18.000 or best offer.
863j4-167-6549 or
(863)634-9322 anytime.,
Beautiful large 1993 Fleetwood
14.1.l 0,iih ) -i a oliB r al2 )i i,
lireo niegIi wer, y quid LLrgjo encluie0
,tllI,1i IFL, rc.,s 2|'U,4,);'1led y '( q aiQ yl
wird."f, ,l-jiN, reeriuroU 1 1Bll'ilerie
ulirnvi trrlf uble Chal, r ,,S ,i'k ;iA',
stom shutters 7/06, Dade Co. approved for
130riphhmicane nds, fulyendosed. 1 yr. new
vinyl sailing, 2 separate 3 tone'NC's heat pump
for house & Fla. m New elecic stove, dsh-
washer. Washer/Dryer, refiigerator wfice aker
hookup. Newholt water heater.
Must see to appreclatel
Serious Inquiries only. $40,000.
3311 SE 33rd Terr, Lot 11, 0keechobee
863-467-7050 *863-697-9671
or 863-697-9106
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba, In
M/H Pk. in Okee. Turn Key,
$24K Negot. (305)345-2472


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



ADR RIMS (4), With Kumho
tires, 205-40-17. $300
(863)610-0569
CHEVY C30 '77, Cab & chas-
sis, no motor or trans., '87
front clip, dual headlights.
$950 neg. (772)519-3979


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE
DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LUCY S. HILER
Deceased File No. 2006-CP-195
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of LUCY
S. HILER, deceased. Rile Number
2006-CP-195 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Oteechobee Coun, Forida
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 rresentative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of thedecedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate, Including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served mustfile their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OFA COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditorsof thedecedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate.In-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquldated claims, must ile their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OFTHE
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
Attrneyfor Personal Representative
WesleyR .Harvin, Esquire
Ronda Bar No. 2119053
900 East Ocean Blvd. Suite 210-B
Stuart, FL 34994
Telephone: (772)286-3630
Personal Representallve:
LaHrry'I.Hler
13756 88th Place North
Royal Palm Beach, FL33412
156602 ON 8/20thru 9/2/06.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2006-CP-205
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RONALD L SCHMIDT,
a/k/a RONALD SCHMIDT,
Deceased
NOTICETOCREDITORS
The administration of the estateof RO-
NALD L. SCHMIDT, a/k/a'RONALD
SCHMIDT, deceased, whose date of
death was'July 15, 2006, and whose
Social Security Number is
590-01-0197, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 N. W. 3rd Street; Suite 101,
Caeecncronae Fori 3 497' The
'.rrei ni 3r aI-r e o i It' perorinlr.
rupre,. oijve ard ric peir.onrI 'prt-
,e.lle .u itimrrvy ie es lor in D-
lw
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of tills notice is served within
three months after the date of.the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER,OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against thetheestte of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRSi PUBLICATION OF
THI NrOJICE
ALL CLAIMS A0N UI 'EMADlU r0i 1T ,
FILED WILL bE fIiEVtE BARRED
riOTir H:TANrJDI. IIJ TIME PERIOD
.CE OlrH AinvE Al,. [LAIM fILEU
tWO |;1 ,[A1,f 0 MORE AriHE
TilE C:ELEENTS A'E Of EATHM I
BARREC
ir. a, ,v ci ir.. r1 i h it' ,,i'.,r ir i.,
A .l,-fi, .T,. r..rion
C. ij.. U)L,: i 1 lit 1
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CO.NEL, 0'i JrJEL '
F'o:i':n,:o U.jr l:'i%;

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Anrarn i or RoiniC ennali Kap irno
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YAMAHA 400 Kodiak, '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 i


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
E PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2006-CP-199
IN RE: ESTATE OF "
SHERYL L CARTWRIGHT,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of SHE-
RYL L. CARTWRIGHT, deceased,
whose date of death was Juy 9,2006,
and whose Social Security Number Is
267-74-9290, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
Is 312 N. W. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST.PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
'BARRED.
r.e a o. uol me One i 5t ULACn'Lf this
roce iiAugu1 r. 400u6
M 'a Eli, ne cmon
Wir-r Reprea, rrlie
6f072;11 ViV W. Srecl
Oet':rub-e. lorida 34972
CONELV & CONrELN PA
Pos Onrcc Dr',er 1367
Obeenbte.IIuor.,D 3497 l3 i16;
y T.mW Conely iil
ioroInBas 6 0946412
Anormev or Peri.oiaI Rereeraoinc.
1,88')1 0N 8 i30 91&06
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CMILDIVISION
CASE NO.: 2006 CA 183
WASHINGTON.MUTUAL BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
SERAFIN LEYVA, (Residence Unknown)
(Last Known Address: 3078 N.W. 35th
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(Attempted Addresses:-327 S.W. 12th
Avenue, Okeechobee,Flodrida34974
108 N.W. 10th Avenue,
Okeechobee, Horida 34974
3431 S.W. 38th Avenue, Apt D,
Ohkeechobee, Florida 34974
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SERAFIN LEYVA
(Residence Unkown) .
(Last Known Address: 3078 N.W. 35th
Avenue, Oheechobee, Floriuda 34972
(Attempted Addresses: 327 S.W. 12th
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
108 N.W. 10th Avenue, Okeechobee,
Rodda 34974343,1 S.W. 38th Avenue,
Apt. D, Okeechobee, Horida 34974
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action forn
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-.
Ing described property:
LOT 55 AND 56, BLOCK 51, BASSWOOD
INCORPORATED UNIT NUMBER 5,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN, PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA'
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r Tcufr %-:. :,' e 3 (,,py 01 y'ou ni-
hf tl000L04 .1 IL.y i),ia or. Mar-nrll
C WjVi.n PA An fiCen ijr r Pl3ieun
wr.,:'e .0,ac: : 1800 NW 49th
STREET. SUITE 120. FT. LAUDER-
DALE. FL 33309 r, or oteioir,9',2806
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Sharon Robertson
A.t oule t.hrie Ct ofu
by 'S1i Lnlj F .)urig
158181ON8/30;9/6/06 A Depuy C.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
.PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2006-CP-203
IN RE: 'ESTATE OF
JAMES JACKSON HARVEY, JR.,
Wida JACK HARVEY,
a/i/a JACKIE HARVEY,
Deceased
.NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JAMES JACKSON HARVEY, a/h/a
JACK HARVEY, a/*a JACKIE HARVEY,
deceased, whose date of death was
July 21, 2006, and whose Social Se-
curity Number is 266-44-0756, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Okee-
chobee County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 312 N.
W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must fie their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THTEDATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE RIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
STHISNOTICEONTHEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the, estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
PILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
noitce is August 30, 2006.
SJim W. Harvey
Personal Representaive
2929 Highway 70 West
Okeechobee, Flonda34972
CONELY &CONELY, RA:
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
By: Tom W. Conely, I .I
Forida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
1588960 N 8/30;9/6/06o

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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 30, 2006 19

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PROPUESTA DE REFORM CONSTITUTIONAL
PARA SOMETER A VOTACION EL 7 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2006
NOTIFICACI6N DE LA FECHA DE VOTACI6N

Yo, Sue M. Cobb, Secretaria de Estado del estado de Florida, por la
present notifico que el 7 do noviembre del alo 2006 so votard en cade
condado para ratificar a rechazar la propuesta de reforms de la
Constituci6n de Florida.

NO 1
REFORM CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO III, SECCI6N 19
(Pader Legisaltivo)

Boleta:
PROCESS DE PLANIFICACI6N Y PREPARACION DEL PRESUPUESTO
ESTATAL

Tebxto do la boleta rosumldo:
Propuesta de reforms de la Constituci6n Estatal para: limiter los recursos
generals extraordinarios que se pueden asignar a gastos fijos durante un
arno al trees par clento del total de los recursos generals disponibles cal-
culados, salvo votaci6n en contra de las tres quintas parties de la
Legislature; crear una Comisi6n Legislative Conjunta de Presupuesto para
redactar las perspectives financiers a largo plazo; conform a la ley gen-
eral, regular la limitacl6n de ajustes del presupuesto estatal sin la concur-
rencia de la totalidad de los miembros de la Legislatura; reducir el n6mero
de extinclones automdticas de los fondos fiduciarios; exigir la preparacl6n
y revision del document de planificaci6n estatal a largo plazo cade dos
alos, y crear un Grupo de Trabajo Oficial con delimitaci6n de areas.

Texto complete:

ARTICULO III
LA LEGISLATURE

SECCION 19. Proceso de preparaci6n del presupuesto, planificacl6n y
asignaciones presupuestarias. -
(a) PREPARATION DEL PRESUPUESTO ANNUAL.
L1U A part: dol 1 do jjl:c J. 1004, la ley general establece la adopci6n
de process de preparaci6n y planificaci6n del presuppesto estatal annual,
y exige que las solicitudes legislativas de los departamentos y organisms
estatales, el presupuesto recomendado par el Gobernador y los proyec-
tos de leyes de asignaciones esten acompaeiados de un document
descriptive de los gastos anualizados del presupuesto estatal y los gastos
extraordinarios del presupuesto.
(2) Salvo votaci6n en contrarlo de las tres quintas parnes de cada
cmmcrs las sinnnnnns recoIrarn nneraln asetraordinarlos n nastos


aue se apart de dichas perspectives
S4Q A los fines de esta eccl6n inalee, los t6rminos departamento y
organism se refieren al powder judicial.
(b) FORMAT DEL PROYECTO DE LEY DE ASIGNACIONES. El
proyecto general de ley de asignaciones de parties presupuestarlas con-
sta de secciones Independientes que se aplican a cadea rea principal del
program del presupuesto estatal; las dreas mencionadas son: rubros del
fondo fiduciario de la "loterla" para mejorar la calidad de la 'educaci6n;
educaci6n (los demds fondos); servicios humans; administraci6n de jus-
ticia en el fuero penal y correctional; recursos naturales, medlo amblente,
gesti6n del crecimiento, y transport; el gobierno y el poder judicial. Cada
Area principal del program contiene una enumeracl6n de gastos destine-
dos a: operaciones del Estado; erogaciones de los recursos estatales;
ayuda para las operaciones de gobiernos locales y organizaclones sin
fines de lucro; ayuda para las erogaciones de gobiernos locales y organi-
zaciones sin fines de lucro; los fondos federales y los fondos estatales
compensatorios relacionados; gastos autorizados para operaciones; y
gastos autorizados para erogaciones de recursos. Los proyectos de leyes
de asignaclones sancionados por la Legislatura tambien comprenden una
descripci6n pormenorizada de las asignaciones especificas que exceden
la cifra de un mill6n de d61ares (USD1.000.000.), en d61ares a 1992. A los
fines de este inciso, los terminos "asignaci6n especifica", "descripci6n
pormenorizada" y "area principal del program" se define en la ley. El
umbral de la descripci6n pormenorizada sufre un ajuste cada cuatro alios,
prevlsto en la ley general, pare reflejar la tasa de inflaci6n o deflacl6n
segdn el indice de Precios at Consumidor Urbano en Todos los Rubros
tomando como Promedio las Ciudades de EE. UU., o segun los informed
qua en su reemplazo emitan la Divisi6n de Estadisticas Laborales del
Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. o el organismo que la reemplace.
Las leyes de fondo qua contemplen asignaciones tambien est&n sujetas al
requisite de descripci6n pormenorizada establecido en este artfculo, y a la
facuttad de veto de asignaciones que puede ejercer el Gobemador, previs-
to en la secci6n 8 del Articulo III. 't. tiono "igonola d. d. 1 d1:

(c) AEL PROCESS DE REV4SI6N DE LAS ASIGNACI6N.
(1) I n Lrnmici6nL I enielativa nninintn dao PrRCIinulto tinne lazon haste


otros calculos oficiales
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as6 practice una rotencl6n del fondo de establllzacl6n presupuestarla
equivalents, como minimo, al 5% de la recaudacl6n neta del ultimo aeo
destinada al fondo general del Ingresos, El saldo do capital del fondo de
establlizacl6n presupuestaria no debe ser superior al 10% de la recau-
dacl6n nota del ultimo aro destinada al fondo general del Ingresoq. La
Legislature establece los criterlos de retiro de fondos del fondo de estabi-
lizacl6n presupuestaria en un proyecto de lay independlente que tangs
ese ~nico fin y cuyo ujnico prop6slto sea cubrlr el deficit de Ingresos del
fondo general do ingresos, a para emergencies, conforme a la definlcl6n
legal. La ley general establece la restltucl6n de waste fondo. El fondo de
establllzacl6n presupuestarla se compone de fondos no destinados ni
comprometidos para otros fines.
(h) LOS PROCESS DE PREPARACI6N DEL DOCUMENT DE
PLANIFICACI6N ESTATAL A LARGO PLAZO Y DE LOS DOCUMENTS
DE PLANIFICACION DE DEPARTAMENTOS Y ORGANISMS. La ley en-
eral ordena la presentacl6n de un document de planificaci6n estate a
largo plazo El Gobemador recomienda a la Legislatura la revision cada
dos aros del document de planificaci6n estatal alargo plazo conforme a
la deflnilcidn legal. La ley general establece la revisi6n y correcci6n del
document de planflcacl6n estatal a largo .lazo cada dos afios, le-pre
-r.t:olin do un '-rfo:ro dI p--g--or hoola ol -pl 'into d. 1 .ot.
p-ovitta. on ol d.o:montc d7 pl-r.If: :6n ootatel, p- .1 gobo- -d. a la
LoeieltuweQ y exige que todos los departamentos y organisms estatales
proparen documents de planificacl6n para identificar las metas y los
objetivos estrategicos del Estado coincidentes con el document de plan-
ificacl6n estatal a largo plazo. Todos estos documents estdn sujetos a
revisl6n y correccl6n de la Legislatura. El document de planificacl6n
estatal a largo plazo debe contemplar la proyecci6n de las necesidades
futures del Estado y los recursos para atenderlas coincidentes con las
perspectives financiers a largo plazo Los documents de planificaci6n
de los departamentos y organismos contienen una list de las prioridades
en la planificaci6n de gastos pars su revisi6n y possible reducci6n en el
caso de deficit en los Ingresos conform a la definici6n legal. Per ley -ge
o-l, -pl:-ort- p-gra. do goot'6. do oaldad y .oap- b:lldad
oon ol fn d. aoogurar prodL-.tvidad y ofiolonoia or I. "-imo oj: -tl:i,
-g':Ilto-.' y j-dl '. A lo- filoo d :ot." i": o.t o o- t6. .In- d:partair. .t.
y --g-niom- -f: 1 pod. judloial, E:to in-i.o ontrL .' goeola ol
1 do juli do 1003.
(I) GRUPO DE TRABAJO OFICIAL Antes de onero de 2007 y posterior-
-mn't r A run^ r "' R a] P "r identa del .Se ado al PeR detedIs


El plazo para terminal su tarea es de un iaflo presents las recomenda-
clones a Ia Comisl6n Legislatliva Conjunta de Presupuesto al Gobernador
y al Presidente de Isa Corte Suprema
() LA COMISION LEGISLATIVE CONJUNTA DE PRESUPUESTO,
nentrm dIn t Ianialstura se ran nl Comi[i6n Lenislativa Coniunta de


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REFORM CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO VI, SECCI6N 4
(Poder Legislativo)

Boleta:
UMITACI6N DE LOS TtRMINOS

Eliminado de la boleta por la Legislatura de Florida.


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REFORM CONSTITUTIONAL
n ARTICULO XI, SECCI6N 5
(Poder Legislativo)

e Boleta:
NECESIDAD DE MAYOR APOYO POBLICO PARA LAS REFORMS 0
, CORRECCIONES CONSTITUCIONALES


Texto de la boleta resumido:
Frcrpui31h a, relorcrno n ,a 1 1ui-:,i.:. u- Is ,:Bci.r. Xi orlaI 6 Ia, Crr,.,Tulilor.Ber
. .Esla pa.a "..Ilr .au C a. pro, pues o a a tlorArm a corre,..:.: r. 0, I
Cc,ni.lu,:an. ranic surge er. 5I Leg,.lalura por ircial.sa u ,ore mnloao
C.taj ,.er apiobada por ,ael ;e-(rila per .:l:,erni, Iit.0,1 cOT m nicr C C IC 5
votantes del estado que votan la medida en lugar de serlo por simple may-
oria. Esta propuesta de reforms no cambiaria el requisite actual de
aprobacl6n de las propuestas de reform de la Constituci6n para crear
nuevos Impuestos a cargo estatales por 2/3, come mnim6 de los
votantes del eastado que participan en la votaci6n de la reforms.


Texto complete:


fome oo rofioron al pod. j:dio:ol
(d) SETENTA Y DOS HORAS DE REVISION POBLICA. Todos los
proyectos generates de la ley de asignaciones se deben presenter a cada
mieribro de la Legislatura, del Gabinete, al Gobernador y al Presidente de
la Corte Suprema como minimo setenta y dos horas antes de que pase a
una de las cdmaras, prevlo a la presentaci6n definitive al Gobernador.
(e) INFORMED FINAL SOBRE EL PRESUPUESTO. A p=rti- d- 4 d.
n- .b. d. 1002, El informed final sobre el presupuesto se prepare con-
forme a lo establecido en la ley general, y se present como mdximo den-
tro de los :120 dias siguientes al comienzo del alo; se entrega copia a
cada miembro de la Legislatura, a la mdxima autoridad de cada departa-
mento y organism estatal, al Interventor General y al Presidente de la
Corte Suprema.
(f) FONDOS ESPECIALES.
(1) Los Fondos Especiales del estado de Florida y de otros organismos
p6blicos s6lo se pueden crear o recrea por ley con la concurrencia del
voto de-las tres.quintas parts 4 doe cada Cdmara emitido para un
proyecto de leay independiente que tenga ese unico fin.
(2) Loo F .doc C:p. 'alo. d-l Eotadc, Jroadoo antoo do la fooha do
ont.ada o. v!gon. :a do o0to 0 .o:o .o oat!rgio. o. pla.. .6' d.
-t. C' d.-p"6o d. f.-h. El plazo de vigencla de los Fondos
Especiales del Estado oroado. docp.6. do la fooha do ontrada on "go:
o:a do octo o:o aes de cuatro aflos desde la fecha de entrada de vigen-
cia de la ley que autoriza la creaoi6 (no la recreaci6n). La Legislatura
puede establecer, por ley, una duraci6n menor para un Fondo Especial.
(3) Los Fondos Especiales exigidos por programs federales o autor-
izaciones de emisi6n; los que se creen en funci6n de compromises, instru-
mentos de emisi6n o resoluciones relatives a bonos cuyos ingresos est6n
prendados legitimamente por el Estado u otros organismos oficiales para
el servicio de la deuda o para cumplir otras exigencies financleras emer-
gentes de deudas oficiales; los del transport estatal; los anuales netos
provenientes de las loterlas de Florida para la educaci6n; los creados para
jubilaciones de Florida; los destinados a instituciones administradas por la
Junta de Gobernadores MSeatareoQ en tanto eastn destinados a empre-
sea y contratos secundarios, subsidies y donaciones conform a las
definicionas legales de estos terminos; los que sirven como fondos o
cuentas de compensacltn pare directors financieroB u organismos
estatales; los que representan activos del Estado en carActer de represen-
tents o fiduciario de personas ffsicas, jurldicas y otras unidades del gqb-
lemo; y los demas Fondos Especiales cuya creacl6n est6 autorizada por
esta Constituci6n no est&n sujetos a los requisitos del parrafo (2) de este
inciso.
(4) Los saldos e ingresos en efectivo de los Fondos Especiales elimi-
nados por este inciso se depositan en el fondo general de Ingresos.
(E) -..to i. io- -nt. "1 /gonoia ol 1 do .om: "nbro do 1001
(g) FONDO DE ESTABILIZACION PRESUPUESTARIA.. A-eeFminEoee-del


ARTICULO XI
REFORMS


SECCI6N 5. Votaci6n de reform o correcci6n.
(a) Toda propuesta de reform o correcci6n parcial o total de la
Constituci6n se debe presentar a los electors durante la siguiente
votaci6n general, celebrada mds de noventa dfas despues de qua la res-
oluci6n conjunta o el informed de la Comisi6n Revisora, la Convenci6n
Constitucional, o la Comisi6n de Reforma Impositiva y Presupuestaria qua
la proponga se haya presentado al funcionarlo encargado del registry
estatal, salvo qua se present en una votaci6n especial anterior, celebra-
da ms de noventa dias despues de la presentaci6n indicada, conforme a
una ley promulgada con el voto afirmativo de mds de tres cuartas parties
de cada Cdmara, y siempre qua se trate de una sola reform o correcoi6n.
(b) Toda propuesta de reform o correcci6n partial o total de la con-
stituci6n por iniciativa se debe presenter a los electores durante la
votaci6n general siempre qua la solicitud de Ia iniciativa se presented al fun-
cionario encargado del registro estatal antes del 1 de febrero del ano en
el que se celebra la votacibn.
(c) Previo a la votaci6n conforme a esta secci6n, la Legislature debe
declarer p6blicamente por ley general la probable repercusi6n econ6mlca
de una reform propuesta por iniciativa conforme a Ia secci6n 3.
(d) La reform o correccl6n propuesta so public en un diario de circu-
laci6n masiva de cada condado en el que se publiquen diaries, junto con
la fecha de la votaci6n, una vez durante la d6cima semana y una durante
la sexta semana anterior a la votaci6n.
(e) Salvo disposicil6n especffica contrarla establecida en Ia
Constituci6n, si la reform o correcci6n propuesta se aprueba con el voto
del sasenta por clento como mfnimo. de los votantes aue votan la medi-
da, entra en vigencia el primer martes siguiente al primer lunes de enero
posterior a la votacl6n, oa en Ia fecha qua establezca la reform o correc-
ci6n misma.

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REFORM CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO X, SECCI6N 27
'(Iniclativa popular)

Boleta:
PROTECCI6N DEL CIUDADANO, ESPECIALMENTE LAJUVENTUD, CON-
TRA ADICCIONES, ENFERMEDADES Y OTROS RIESGOS PARA LA
SALUD CAUSADOS POR EL TABAQUISMO

Texto de la boleta resumido:
Para proteger al ciudadano, especialmente la juventud, contra adicciones,
enfermedades y otros riesgos del tabaquismo pare la salud, anualmente
la Legislature asigna fondos percibidos en virtud del acuerdo Tobacco
Settlement a un program estatal ampllo de educacl6n y prevencl6n del
tabaquismo conform a los MeJores Criterios Practicos de los Centros de
Epidemiologfa (CDC). Detalla algunos components del program, resalta
la importance de la juventud, y neceslta un terclo de los fondos anuales
pare publicidad. Los fondos anuales representan el 15% del pago realize-
do a Florida en el alo 2005 en virtud del acuerdo Tobacco Settlement,
ajustado anualmente segun el Indice de inflaci6n. Incluye definiciones.


Texto complete:

EL ESTADO DE FLORIDA RESUELVE reformer la Seccl6n X de la
Constltucl6n de Florida, cuyo texto reformado es el sigulente:
Seccl6n 27. Programs Estatal Ampllo de Educacl6n y Prevencl6n
del Tabaqulsmo. Para proteger al ciudadano, especialmente la juventud,
contra los riasgos del tabaquismo para la salud -trastomos de adicciones,
cancer, cardlopatfas y neumopatfas- y desalentar el tabaquismo, especial-
mente en la juventud, se destiny una part del dinero qua el estado de
Florida percibe anualmente de las compafifas tabacaleras conform al
acuerdo Tobacco Settlement a financier un programs estatal amplio de
educaci6n y prevencl6n del tabaquismo que sea coherent con las
recomendaciones de los Centros de Epidemiologla de EE. UU.:
(a) Programa. Los fondos percibidos conform a este articulo so des-
tinan a financier un program estatal amplio de educaci6n y prevenci6n
del tabaquismo que sea coherent con las recomendaciones para la efi-
cacia de los components programs establecidas en los Mejores
Criterios PrActicos para Programas Amplios de Control del Tabaquismo
[Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs] de 1999 de
los CDC, con sus reforms. El program tiene los siguientes compo-
nentes, como minimo, y puede comprender otros qua tambin forman
part de los Mejores Criterios Prdcticos de.los CDC, con sus reforms per-
i6dicas, qua resultan eficaces para lograr el objetivo de este artfculo y no
operan en detriment de la eficacia de estos components minimos exigi-
dos:
(1) una campaia publicitaria para desalentar el consumer de tabaco y
educar al ciudadano, especialmente lp juventud, sobre los riesgos del
tabaquismo para la salud, cuyo diseoa permit cumplir estos objetivos,
que se difUnda por television, radio y medics gr6ficos, entire otros, sin
restricciones, y se finance con un tercio de cada recaudaci6n total annual
conforme a esta secci6n;
(2) planes de studio y programs basados en evidencias destinados
a educar a la juventud sobre el tabaquismo y desalentar su consume, qua
contengan el compromise de la juventud, su educacl6n sobre los riesgos
del tabaquismo pars la salud, ayuda pare crear estrategias de rechazo del
tabaquismo, y demostraciones de abandon del consume, entire 6tros
puntos;
(3) programs de entidades comunitarlas locales para desalentar el
tabaquismo y educar al ciudadano, especialmente la juventud, sobre los
riesgos del tabaquismo para la salud, con especial Interes en los progra-
mas qua comprometen a la juventud y subrayan la prevenci6n y el aban-
dono del tabaquismo; 1
(4) cumplimlento de las leyes que prohiben la venta de tabaco a
menores y Ia tenencla de tabaco por menores, y
(5) evaluacl6n public annual pars garantlzar que los fondos recauda-
dos conforme a este artfculo se Inviertan correctamente, Io qua com-
prende una evaluaci6n de la eficacia del programs respect de la reduc-
cl6n y prevencl6r del tabaquismo, y recomendaciones anuales pars mejo-
rar la eficacia del programs, que deben comprender comparaciones con
programs simllares cuya eficacia se hays probado en otros estados, y
con los Majores Criterlos Pr6cticos de los CDC, con sus reforms.
(b) Flnanclacl6n. Cada aoll, despues de la aprobaci6n de esta refor-
ma por los votantes, la Legislatura de Florida destina al prop6sito indica-
do una suma equivalent al 15% del valor bruto qua las compai'ias taba-
caleras pagaron al estado de Florida en virtud del acuerdo Tobacco
Settlement en 2005; esta asignaci6n de fondos se ajusta anualmente
segin el Indice de inflaci6n que marca el Indice de Precios al Consumidor
publlcado por el Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU.
(c) Deflnlclones. "Tabaco" comprende, entire otros, el tabaco y sus
products que contienen tabaco y estn destinados al consume por series
humans, por ejemplo, cigarrillos, cigarros, tabaco para pipa y tabaco sin
humo (tabaco para mascar). "Tobacco Settlement" se refiere a determina-
'do Acuerdo de Pago fechado 25 de Agosto de 1997, celebrado como liq-
uidaci6n de deuda en el caso State of Florida, et al. v. American Tobacco
Company, et al., Caso N 95-1466 AH (Trib. de Circuito de Florida), con su
reform estipulada en el Convenio de Reforma fechado 11 de septiembre
de 1998, don sus reforms posteriores y acuerdos siguientes. 'Juventud"
comprande lIc. rirr,aors y losu aull-. jc-uene
(d) Entrada en vigencla. Esta reform entra en vigencia a partir de su
aprobaci6n por el voto.

Declaracl6n sobre la repercusl6n econ6mlca:
Esta reform necesita que, en el alto 2007, el gobiemo destine aproxi-
madamente USD57 millones al Programs Estatal Amplio de Educaci6n y
Preyenci6n del Tabaquismo. A partir de esa fecha, esta cifra se incremen-
tard anualmente segn el ndice de inflaci6n. Se espera que asta inversion
disminuya el consume de tabaco. En consecuencia, es probable que, de
los ahorros a largo plazo, se destine una cifra a programs oficiales
estatales y locales de salud y seguros, pero no estl. determinada. Tambi&n
es probable, pero no seguro, que el gobiemo local sufra algunas pbrdidas
en sus ingresos.


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REFORM CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO III, SECCI6N 16
(Inlclativa popular)


Boleta:
COMISI6N NO PARTIDARIA INDEPENDIENTE PARA DISTRIBUCi6N A
DISTRITOS LEGISLATIVOS Y CONGRESISTAS, EN REEf.IPL.AZO DE LA
DISTRIBUCOTtJ POR LA LEGISLATURE

EliminaaCr d lea 1Olel-a por la Le,.'lIalurea a Florida.


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REFORM CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO VII, SECCI6N 6
:-ARTICULO XII, SECCION-26
; :(Poder Legislativo)


Boleta:
MAYOR EXENCI6N IMPOSITIVA PARA EL BIEN DE FAMILIAR (VIVIENDA)
Texto de la bolela resumldo:
Propuelao de ,orras .3 ia Constituci6n del Estado para aumentar el
im.pone m.arno de 'a axenc,6n impositiva por la viviendaa favor de las
persara; a. la i-rc-rar ed.ad de bajos ingresos, de USD25,000 a
USD50,000, y establecer la vigencia de la reform, de ser aceptada, a par-
tir del 1 de enero del 2007.

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ARTfCULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS

SECCI6N 6. Exenciones impositivas para bien de familiar.
(a) Toda persona titular del dominion sobre un bien inmueble que con-
stituya bien de familiar del propietario o de otra persona legal o natural-
mente a cargo del propietario quedas exenta del impuesto sobre el bien
hasta el valor de valuaci6n fiscal de cinco mil d61ares, except las deter-
minaciones impositivas para beneficios especiales, a partir de la constan-
cila de la titularidad del derechod dedominio conforme a las formalidades
legales. El dominion sabre el bien puede derivar de tftulo perfect o de titu-
lo en equidad, ser un condominio entire c6nyuges, una comuni6n de
bienes con derecho de acrecer (jointly), un condominio sin derecho de
acrecer (in common), o surgir indirectamente de la titularidad de acciones
o calidad de miembro en representaci6n de la participaci6n en una
Ssocledad propletaria de un derecho de dominion pleno o de locaci6n pacta-
do Inicialmente por mas de noventa y ocho anos.
(b) Se permit solo una exenci6n impositiva por persona, nucleo famil-
iar o bien de familiar. Las exenciones impositivas no pueden superar el
valor de valuaci6n fiscal del bien, en el caso de dominion director, o del por-
centaje de la participaci6n social en la valuaci6n fiscal del bien, en el caso
de dominion indirect por titularidad de acciones o calidad de miembro de
una sociedad.
(c) Por ley general y sujeto a sus condiciones, la exenci6n impositiva
se increments hasta veinticinco mil d61ares de aIs valuaci6n fiscal del bien
para los gravdmenes correspondientes cada distrito escolar. Por ley gen-
eral y sujeto a sus. condiciones, la exenci6n impositiva para otra clase de
gravamenes se puede aumentar hasta un valor qua no exceda los diez mil
d61ares de la valuaci6n fiscal del bien cuyo propietario tiene 65 aflos, o
sufre incapacidad total permanent, y no tiene derecho al beneficio de la
exencl6n impositiva prevlsta ean el inciso (d).
(d) Por ley general y sujeto a sus condiciones, la exenci6n impositiva
so incremental hasta los siguientes valores de valuaci6n fiscal del bien
para otra class de gravamenes menos los districts escolares: quince mil
d61ares de las valuaciones fiscales de 1980; vlente mil d61ares de las val-
uaciones fiscales de 1981; veinticinco mil d61ares de las valuaciones fis-
cales de 1982 y siguientes. No obstante, este incremento no se splica a
ningon registry de valuaciones hasta que un organism del Estaco desig-
6ado por be lay general determine qua el registry cumple con las disposi-
ciones del artfculo 4. Este inciso queds derogado en la fecha de entrada
en vigencia de la reforms del articulo 4 que establece la valuaci6n del bien
de familiar en un porcentaje determinado de su just valor.
(e) Por ley general y sujeto a sus condiciones, la Legislatura puede
otorgar desgravacl6n fiscal de impuestos al valor respect de todos los
impuestos qua paga el arrendatario que es resident permanent. La des-
gravaci6n de impuestos al valor se practice en la forma y por los valores
establecidos en la ley general.
(f) Por ley general y sujeto a sus disposiciones, la Legislatura puede
permitir, a los fines de los grav6menes de los condados y municipios, que
estos otorguen una exenci6n impositiva adicional para bien de familiar a


toda persona qua sea propietaria del bien y cuyo derecho de dominion
derive de o ttuo ptulo en equidad y resida en Ia vivienda per-
manentemente, tengas 65 aSos y el ingreso de su nucleo familiar, conform
a la definici6n de la ley general, no super los veinte mil d6lares; la exen-
ci6n imposltiva no debe superar los cincuenta veltioinoe mil d61ares. La
ley general permit que los condados y municipios otorguen esta exen-
ci6n impositiva adicional dentro de los limits establecidos en este inciso
y medlante ordenanza adoptada conform a las formalidades estableci-
das en la ley general, y prev6 el ajuste perl6dico de la limitaci6n del ingre-
so establecido en este inciso en funci6n de la modificaci6n del indice del
cost de la vida.

ARTICULO XII
ANEXO

SECCION 26 Aumento de la exenci6n impositiva para bien de famil-
Ja La reform del articulo 6 de la Secci6n VII por el cual se aumenta el
miximo valor adicional de la exenci6n impositiva para bien de familiar. pare
las personas mayores de bajos ingresos entra en vigencia el 1 de enero
del 2007.

NQ 7'
REFORM CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO VII, SECCI6N 6
(Poder Legislativo)

Boleta:
DESCUENTO SOBRE EL IMPUESTO AL VALOR DEL BIEN DE FAMIUA
OTORGADO A LOS VETERANS DE GUERRA CON INCAPACIDAD PER-
MANENTE

Texto de la boleta resumido:
Propuestade reform de la Constituci6n Estatal para: otorgar un descuen-
to del impuesto al valor del bien de familiar del veteran de guerra que
sufre incapacidad total o parcial permanent, es mayor de 66 anos, a la
fecha del reclutamiento tenia su domicilio en el estado de Florida, su inca-
pacidad se produjo en el campo de batalla, y fue dado de alta con hon-
ores; especificar que el porcentaje del descuento es equivalent al de la
incapacidad permanent provocada por la guerra; establecer los requisi-
tes pars merecer el beneficio del descuento; autorizar a Ia Legislature para
qua elimine el requisite de presentaci6n annual de la solicitud los alos sigu-
ientes por ley general; y especificar que la disposici6n entra en vigencia
automaticamente el 7 de diciembre del 2006' sin necesidad de ley
reglamentaria.


Texto complete:


ARTICULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS


SECCI6N 6. Exenciones impositivas para bien de familiar.
(a) Toda persona titular del dominion sobre un bien inmueble que con-
stituya bien de familia del propietario o de otra persona legal o natural-
mente a cargo del propietario queda exenta del impuesto sobre el bien
hasta el valor de valuaci6n fiscal de cinco mil d6lares, except las deter-
minaciones imposifivas pars beneficios especiales, a partir de la constan-
cia de la titularidad del derecho de dominion conform a las formalidades
legales. El dominion sobre el bien puede derivar de titulo perfect o de tftu-
lo en equidad, ser un condominio entire c6nyuges, una comuni6n de
bienes con derecho de acrecer (jointly), un condominio sin derecho de
acrecer (in common), o surgir indirectamente de la titularidad de acciones
o calidad de miembro en representaci6n de la participaci6n en una
sociedad propietaria de un derecho de dominion pleno o de locaci6n pacta-
do inicialmente por mas de noventa y ocho alos.
(b) Se permit solo una exenci6n impositiva por persona, nucleo famil-
iar o bien de familiar. Las exenclones impositivas no pueden superar el
valor de valuaci6n fiscal del bien, en el caso de dominion director, o del por-
centaje de sla participaci6n social en la valuaci6n fiscal del bien, en el caso
de dominion indirecto por titularidad de acciones o calidad de miembro de
una sociedad.
(c) Por ley general y sujeto a sus condiciones, la exenci6n impositiva
se incremental hasta veinticinco mil d61ares de la valuaci6n fiscal del bien
para los gravdmenes correspondientes cada distrito escolar. Por ley gen-
eral y sujeto a sus condiciones, la exenci6n impositiva para otra clase de
gravamenes se puede aumentar hasta un valor que no exceda los diez mil
d61ares de la valuaci6n fiscal del bien cuyo propietario tiene 65 aeos, o
sufre incapacidad total permanent, y no tiene derecho al beneficio de aIs
exenci6n impositiva prevista en el inciso (d).
(d) Por ley general y sujeto a sus condiciones, la exenci6n impositiva
se incremental hasta los siguientes valores de valuaci6n fiscal del bien
pare otra clase de gravamenesimenos los distritos escolares: quince mil
d61ares de las valuaciones fiscales de 1980; veinte mil d6lares de las val-
uaciones fiscales de 1981; veinticinco mil d61ares de las valuaciones fis-
cales de 1982 y siguientes.
No obstante, este incremento no se aplica a ningbn registro de valua-
ciones hasta que un organism del Estado designado por la ley general
determine que el registry cumple con las disposiciones del articulo 4. Este
inciso queda derogado en la fecha de entrada en vigencia de la reform
del articulo'4 que establece la valuaci6n del bien de familiar en un por-
centaje determinado de su just valor.
(e) Por ley general y sujeto a sus condiciones, la Legislatura puede
k otorgar desgravaci6n fiscal de impuestos al valor respect de todos los
impuestos que paga el arrendatario que as resident permanent. La des-
gravaci6n de impuestos al valor se practice en la forma y por los valores
establecidos en la ley general.
(f) Por ley general y sujeto a sus disposiciones, la Legislatura puede
permitir, a los fines de los gravamenes de los condados y municipios, que
estos otorguen una exenci6n impositiva adicional para bien de familiar a
today persona que sea propietaria del bien y cuyo derecho de dominion
derive:de titulopoerfecto o de tftuioen equidad y resida en la vivienda per-
*. '~ a, r i,, ,l~ n '.,,,-,l I.r,,_a g E. a ,... d el nr, ,'" ,: i ,J ri, u:, .:. 1 =I, a r .:.:.,-,l.:..Tic

conh:,n .m p.' .il..a ro a t..'-- up'rbr I.:. ...l, r.i. _r'.. T,,I olufar.-? Lt I.-, w,','.1 51.

va adicional dentro de los limits establecidos en este inciso y mediante
ordenanza adoptada conform a las formalidades establecidas en la ley
general, y prevb el ajuste peri6dico de la limitaci6n del ingreso estableci-
do en este inciso en funci6n de la modificaci6n del indice del cost del
vida.
(o) Cada veteran de guerra mayor de 65 aflos que sufra capacidad


reglamentaria.

NIP?8
REFORM CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO X, SECCI6N 6
(Poder Legislativo)

Boleta:
EXPROPIACI6N POR CAUSA DE UTILIDAD POBUCA

Texto de la boleta resumido:
Propuesta de reform de la Constituci6n Estatal para prohibir la transfer-
encia de bienes privados expropiados por causa de utilidad public a per-
sonas flsicas o juridicas privadas; no obstante, la Legislatura puede, por
ley general sancionada con el voto de las tres quintas parties de cada
Cdmara, permitir excepciones a esta prohibici6n; no obstante, esta pro-
hibici6n se aplica si la solicitud de expropiaci6n qua dio origen al proced-
imlento pertlnente se present despues del 1 de enero del 2007.


Texto complete:


ARTICULO X
GENERALIDADES


SECCION 6. EXPROPIACI6N POR CAUSA DE UTIUDAD POBLICA
(a) La aproplacl6n de los bienes privados solo opera por razones de
utilidad p6blica, mediante el pago de una just indemnnizaci6n al propi-
etario, o el dep6sito del valor en el registro del condado, con pleno acce-
so del propietario.
(b) La ley puede regular las servidumbres, mediante el mismo proced-
imiento, para el desagGe del bien de una persona a trav6s del bien de otra.
(c) La expropiaci6n por causa de utilidad piblica en virtud de una solic-
itud para dar comienzo al procedimiento pertinente que se present
despues del 1 de enero del 2007 no se puede transferir a personas fisicas
o jurfdicas privadas. salvo en los casos previstos por ley general sanciona-


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

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
GM 8.35 POSI DIFF- $150 or
best offer (863)467-8856
HOOD FOR FORD VAN
New In box, fits 1975 or new-
*r $75 Firm. 863-763-6629


JEEP CHEROKEE- '87, For
parts. Does not run. Needs
fuel pump $800. Neg.
(863)763-3451

REAR END: 8" Ford, Fits
1960's Mustangs and Fal-
cons. 5 lug boltpattern.
$100. (863)763-1370

REAR END: Fits Ford 1 Ton
Truck Approx. 1976. $100.
(863)357-398

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

RIMS- All gold knock off wire
wheels, 100 spoke 15x7, No
Hubs. $195. or best offer.
(863)763-3334

TRANSMISSION, 5 speed out
of 4cyl. Chevy S10. $100
(863)763-8201


TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt Tur-
bo 700 w/rebuilt converter,
$350 or best offer
(863)467-8856
TRUCK ENGINE: 6 cyl. w/3
speed manual transmission.
$125. (863)763-8437









CHEVY CREW CAB- '98, Fuel
tank, Pump & Tool Box.
$2500. or best offer.
(863)517-1780
CHEVY SILVERADO '86- 1/2
ton, '72 rebuilt Chevy 454 &
700 R4 tans, recent rebuild,
$1800 neg (863)467-1958

DIESEL 3/4 TON, 1986, 6.9, 4
Wheel drive, runs good,
$1200 (863)801-1666
DODGE DAKOTA '94, Needs
engine rebuilt, body good
condition w/toolbox, $350.
(863)763-2379


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 F150'884x4
auto, new tires, needs some
work but runs. $950 or best
offer. 863-673-0568 Iv.msg.
FORD F150 '94, a/c, new tires,
lift package, tool box. $2500
or best offer. (863)517-1780
FORD RANGER '95- 5spd, AC,
4 cyl., asking $2000
(863)697-8931
GMC SHORT BED '74 Good
cond, Needs motor & trans-
mission. Good Cab, bed, int.
$750 neg. (772)519-3979



CHEVY BLAZER 4X4'82
new 454 mtr., 33/1250 Super
Swamper tires. Runs great!
$2500 Neg. 863-342-2042
FORD EXPLORER '91- some
new parts, needs trans $300
or best offer (863)634-8647


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20 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 30, 2006

ublic Notice505ul Notmice505;1 uliNotice 5005; Public Nc 0SHPu oe 5005 iffl3S--Noticel5005


PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 7, 2006
NOTICE OF ELECTION

I, Sue M. Cobb, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby
qive notice that an election will be held In each county In Florida, on
November 7, 2006, for the ratification or rejection of proposed constitu-
tional amendments of the State of Florida.
NO. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE III, SECTION 19
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
STATE PLANNING AND BUDGET PROCESS

Ballot Summary:
Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to limit the amount of
nonrecurring general revenue which may be appropriated for recurring
purposes in any fiscal year to 3 percent of the total general revenue funds
estimated to be available, unless otherwise approved by a three-fifths vote
of the Legislature; to establish a Joint Legislative Budget Commission,
which shall issue long-range financial outlooks; to provide for limited
adjustments in the state budget without the concurrence of the full
Legislature, as provided by general law; to reduce the number of times
,trust funds are automatically terminated; to require the preparation and
biennial revision of a long-range state planning document; and to estab-
lish a Government Efficiency Task Force and specify its duties.

Full Text:

ARTICLE III
LEGISLATURE

SECTION 19. State Budgeting, Planning and Appropriations
Processes-
(a) ANNUAL BUDGETING.
inL Effoot:.o J:Jy 1, 1004, General law shall prescribe the adoption of
annual state budgetary and planning processes and require that detail
reflecting the annualized costs of the state budget and reflecting the non-
recurring costs of the budget requests shall accompany state department
and agency legislative budget requests, the govemor's recommended
budget, and appropriation bills.
L?) Unless approved by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each
house appropriations made for recurring purposes from nonrecurring
general revenue funds for any fiscal year shall not exceed three percent of
the total general revenue funds estimated to be available at the time such
appropriation is made
(3) As prescribed by general law each state department and agency
shall be required to submit a legislative budget request that is based upon
and that reflects the long-range financial outlook adopted by the joint leg-
islative budget commission or that specifically explains any variance from
the lona-range financial outlook contained in the request
(4) For purposes of this section eobeeetion, the terms department and
agency shall include the judicial branch.
(b) APPROPRIATION BILLS FORMAT. Separate sections within the
general appropriation bill shall be used forbach major program area of the
state budget; major program areas shall include: education enhancement
"lottery" trust fund items; education (all other funds); human services; crim-
inal justice and corrections; natural resources, environment, growth man-
agement, and transportation; general government; and judicial branch.
Each major program area shall include an Itemization of expenditures for:
state operations; state capital outlay; aid to local governments and non-
profit organizations operations; aid to local governments and nonprofit
organizations capital outlay; federal funds and the associated state match-
ing funds; spending authorizations for operations; and spending authdri-
zations for capital outlay. Additionally, appropriation bills passed by the
legislature shall include an itemization of specific appropriations that
exceed one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) in 1992 dollars. For purposes
of this subsection, "specific appropriation," "itemization," and "major pro-
gram area" shall be defined by law. This itemization threshold shall be
adjusted by general law every four years to reflect the rate of inflation or
deflation as indicated in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban
Consumers, U.S. City Average, All Items, or successor reports as report-
ed by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics or
its successor. Substantive bills containing appropriations shall also be
subject to the itemization requirement mandated under this provision and
shall be subject to the governor's specific appropriation veto power
described in Article III, Section 8. Th:r. -ubosotion hdlh b:- offoot: J-ly 1,

(c) APPROPRIATIONS REVIW PROCESS.
()N f la ur tethn SDn4eam r 15.no f eh u re the Inint lnialnti e hulr t.


concurrence of the full legislature, Effooti-.o July 1, 1003, go. -.rc L -hall


dopartr. -nt a-d -g- .oy ohl -1-d. th. jdioaal L _h.
(d) SEVENTY-TWO HOUR PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD. All general appro-
priation bills shall be furnished to each member of the legislature, each
member of the cabinet, the governor, and the chief justice of the supreme
court at least seventy-two hours before final passage by either house of
the legislature of the bill in the form that will be presented to the governor.
(e) FINAL BUDGET REPORT. Effooet: N. /o. .bo. 1, 1003 A final budg-
et report shall be prepared as prescribed by general law Tne knal budg.
et report shall be produced no later than the 120th I=th day after the
beginning of the fiscal year, and copies of the report shall be furnished to
: r..,.- r _.T ,-i .:. i i .- I -j mr.jru ire ri, d of each department and agency
:.1 ii.. i in'- r.i .i:.r .,', 1 ai and Ir.e crivil u ice oI hae supreme court.
II) 1RUST FuNDO. .
(1) No trust fund of the State of Florida or other public body may be
created or re-created by law without a three-fifths 4()* vote of the mem-
bership of each house of the legislature in a separate bill for that purpose
only.
(2) Et-t t. t.ot fund in o-i:to-oo bfr. th. ..ffooto daot -f thio .-b
cootion ohll to- '.at. .ot th. fou- youaro aft- th. -ff-c'' 't. of
this -a meetien. State trust funds c -t-d _ft. the offoot.t:o dato _fthi3
ebieeeti4e shall terminate not more than four years after the effective date
of the act authorizing the initial creation of the trust fund. By law the legis-
lature may set a shorter time period for which any trust fund is authorized.
(3) Trust funds required by federal programs or mandates; trust funds
established for bond covenants, indentures, or resolutions, whose rev-
enues are legally pledged by the state or public body to meet debt serv-
ice or other financial requirements of any debt obligations of the state or
any public body; the state transportation trust fund; the trust fund contain-
ing the net annual proceeds from the. Florida Education Lotteries; the
Florida retirement trust fund; trust funds for institutions under the manage-
ment of the Board of Governors Regente, where such trust funds are for
auxiliary enterprises and contracts, grants, and donations, as those terms
are defined by general law; trust funds that serve as clearing funds or
accounts,for the chief financial officer'or state agencies; trust funds that
account for assets held by the state in a trustee capacity as an agent or
fiduciary for individuals, private organizations, or other governmental
units; and other trust funds authorized by this Constitution, are not subject
to the requirements set forth in paragraph (2) of this subsection.
(4) All cash balances and income of any trust funds abolished under
this subsection shall be deposited into the general revenue fund.
*6) The p- *i-on- of th: oubooot:on of.-ll b. _ffoot:. N. -or.bo- 4

(g) BUDGET STABILIZATION FUND. :gin..ing with tho 10041t 1O flo


109990 fiil ;ya. Subject to the provisions of this subsection,- he wilsge
otabilizatoBn fund hall b. nai..t.' .d .t an amount equal to at least 5% of
the last completed fiscal year's net revenue collections for the general rev-
enue fund shall be retained in the budget stabilization fund. The budget
stabilization fund's principal balance shall not exceed an amount equal to


10% of the last completed fiscal years net revenue collections for the gen-
eral revenue fund. The legislature shall provide criteria for withdrawing
funds from the budget stabilization fund in a separate bill for that purpose
only and only for the purpose of covering revenue shortfalls of the gener-
al revenue fund or for the purpose of providing funding for an emergency,
as defined by general law. General law.shall provide for the restoration of
this fund. The budget stabilization fund shall be comprised of funds not
otherwise obligated or committed for any purpose.

(h) LONG-RANGE STATE PLANNING DOCUMENT AND DEPARTMENT
AND AGENCY PLANNING DOCUMENT PROCESSES. General law shall
provide for a long-range state planning document. The governor shall rec-
ommend to the legislature biennially any revisions to the long-range state
planning document, as defined by law. General law shall require a bienni-
al review and revision of the jong-iange state planning document,-ehall
--q i-- S 1 t- t- tfl tV. :Sl:l-tI... .tk F'.F -S6 "- 1. .-I .
'-gi t. ~_t: fl: '- -I.".: S-J~* and shall require all departments
and agencies of state government to develop planning documents that
identify statewide strategic goals and objectives consistent with theJglng-
range state planning document. The long-range state planning document
and department and agency planning documents shall remain subject to
review and revision by the legislature. The long-range state planning doc-
ument must Include projections of future needs and resources of the state
which are consistent with the long-range financial outlook The depart-
ment and agency planning documents shall include a prioritized listing of
planned expenditures for review and possible reduction in the event of rev-
enue shortfalls, as defined by general law. Tc F -d-oti ity o..d cffi
- I. .y 1. tke ca.esjr:-, l:ei:L-tl- a.d j:diJi b.a..ol. -, a q- Jity .n.
-v;- -.i =nd -.l.tbllty p- .thlI be L-pl- -ntcd by g:n..atl
i. F, the p"-_O -f thl:s b stiL-, th. tot. depart. .t a-.d
-^- LT :hJI I. .J- .0 jaditJl L Ti: -b.__ot. -hall.bi -_ffo :e-

(J) GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY TASK FORCE No later than January of
007n? andi aah fourth vnar thermeftar the nnreaidnt of the senate the


NO. 2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VI, SECTION 4
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
TERM LIMITS

Removed from the ballot by the Florida Legislature.

NO. 3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE XI, SECTION 5
(Legislative),

Ballot TItle:
REQUIRING BROADER PUBUC SUPPORT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENTS OR REVISIONS
Ballot Summary:
Proposes an amendment to Section 5 of Article XI of the State Constitution
to require that any proposed amendment to or revision of the State
Constitution, whether proposed by the Legislature, by initiative, or by any
other method, must be approved by at least 60 percent of the voters of the
state voting on the measure, rather than by a simple majority. This pro-
pqsed amendment would not change Ine current requirement that a pro-
ojed constitutional amendment imposing a new state tax or tee Cs
- approved by at least 2/3 of the voters of the state voting in the election in
which such an amendment is considered

FullIText:
ARTICLE XI
AMENDMENTS

SECTION 5. Amendment or revision election.-
(a) A proposed amendment to or revision of this constitution, or any
part of it, shall be submitted to the electors at the next general election
held more than ninety days after the joint resolution or report of revision
commission, constitutional convention or taxation and budget reform
commission proposing it is filed with the custodian of state records,
unless, pursuant to law enacted by the affirmative vote of three-fourths of
the membership of each house of the legislature and limited to a single
amendment or revision, it is submitted at an earlier special election held
more than ninety days after such filing.
(b) A proposed amendment or revision of this constitution, or any part
of it, by initiative shall be submitted to the electors at the general election
provided the initiative petition is filed with the custodian of state records no
later than February 1 of the year In which the general election is held.
(c) The, legislature shall provide by general law, prior to the holding of
an election pursuant to this section, for the provision of a statement to the
public regarding the probable financial impact of any amendment pro-
posed by initiative pursuant to section 3.
(d) Once ln the tenth week, and once in the sixth week immediately
preceding the week in which the election is held, the proposed amend-
ment or revision, with notice of the date of election at which'it will be sub-
mitted tO the electors, shall be published in one newspaper of general cir-
culation in each county in which a newspaper is published.
(e) Unless otherwise specifically provided for elsewhere In this consti-,
tutaion if the proposed amendment or Yevision Is approved by vote of at
least sixty percent of the electors yotlng on the measure. It shall be effec-
tive as an amendment to or revision of the constitution of the state on the
first Tuesday after the first Monday In iJanuary following the election, or on
such other date as tiay be specified In the amendment or revision.

NO. 4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT'
ARTICLE X, SECTION 27
(Citizen Initiative)

Ballot Title:
PROTECT PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY YOUTH, FROM ADDICTION, DISEASE,
AND OTHE~ HEALTH HAZARDS OF USING TOBACCO

Ballot Summary:
To protect people. especially youth, from addiction, disease, and other.
health hazards of using tobacco, the Legislature shell use some Tobacco
Settlement money annually for a comprehensive statewide tobacco edu-
cation, and prevention program using Centers for Disease Control best
practic',.,,Speoifes some program components, emphasizing youth,.
requirdnonhe-third of total annual funding for advertising. Annual funding
is 15% 6fi20oit6obacco Settlement payments to Florida, adjusted annual-
ly for Infldtibn. Provides definitions. Effective Immediately.


Full Text:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA THAT Article X, Florida
Constitution, Is amended to add the following:
Section 27. Comprehensive Statewide Tobacco Education And
Prevention Program. In order to protect people, especially youth, from
health hazards of using tobacco, Including addictive disorders, cancer,
cardiovascular diseases, and lung diseases; and to discourage use of
tobacco, particularly among youth, a portion of the money that tobacco
companies pay to the State of Florida under the Tobacco Settlement each
year shall be used to fund a comprehensive statewide tobacco education
and prevention program consistent with recommendations of 'the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as follows:
(a) Program. The money appropriated pursuant to this section shall be
used to fund a comprehensive statewide tobacco education and preven-
tion program consistent with the recommendations for effective program
components in the 1999 Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco
Control Programs of the CDC, as such Best Practices may be amended by
the CDC. This program shall include, at a minimum, the following compo-
nents, and may include additional components that are also contained
within the CDC Best Practices, as periodically amended, and that are
effective at accomplishing the purpose of this section, and that do not
undermine the effectiveness of these required minimum components:
(1) an advertising campaign to discourage the use of tobacco and to
educate people, especially youth, about the health hazards of tobacco,
which shall be designed to be effective at achieving these goals and shall
include, but need not be limited to, television, radio, and print advertising,
with no limitations on any individual advertising medium utilized; and
which shall be funded at a level equivalent to one-third of each total annu-
al appropriation required by this section;
(2) evidence-based curricula and programs to educate youth about
tobacco and to discourage their use of it,.including, but not limited to, pro-
grams that involve youth, educate youth about the health hazards of
tobacco, help youth develop skills to refuse tobacco, and demonstrate to
youth how to stop using tobacco;
(3) programs of local community-based partnerships that discourage
the use of tobacco and work to educate people, especially youth, about
the health hazards of tobacco, with an emphasis on programs that involve
youth and emphasize the prevention and cessation of tobacco use;
(4) enforcement of laws, regulations, and policies against the sale or
other provision of tobacco to minors, and the possession of tobacco by
minors; and
(5) publicly-reported annual evaluations to ensure that moneys appro-
priated pursuant to this section are spent properly, which shall include
evaluation of the program's effectiveness in reducing and preventing
tobacco use, and annual recommendations for Improvements to enhance
the program's effectiveness, which are to include comparisons to similar
programs proven to be effective in other states, as well as comparisons to
CDC Best Practices, including amendments thereto.
(b) Funding. In every year beginning with the calendar year after vot-
ers approve this amendment, the Florida Legislature shall appropriate, for
the purpose expressed herein, from the total gross funds that tobacco
companies pay to the State of Florida under the Tobacco Settlement, an
amount equal to fifteen percent of such funds paid to the State in 2005;
and the appropriation required by this section shall be adjusted annually
for Inflation, using the Consumer Price Index as published by the United
States Department of Labor.
(c) Definitions. "Tobacco" includes, without limitation, tobacco itself
and tobacco products that include tobacco and are intended or expected
for human use or consumption, including, but not limited to, cigarettes,
cigars, pipe tobacco, and smokeless tobacco. The "Tobacco Settlement"
means that certain Settlement Agreement dated August 25, 1997, entered
Into in settlement of the case styled as State of Florida, er al v American
Tobacco Company, et al., Case No. 95-1466 AH (Fla. 1i5r. C.r Ct.), as
amended by Stipulation of Amendment dated September 11, 1998; and
includes any subsequent amendments and successor agreements.
"Youth" includes minors and voung adults.
tai Effective Dale. Tr.,,. sanMermr, .r dr.ali c.e-.;o e Cer- ctCe .mT -Oedsle
ly upon approval by ir.. c.ir:

Financial Impact Statement:
This amendment requires state government to appropriate approximately
$57 million in 2007 for the Comprehensive Statewide Tobacco Educaiion
and Prevention Program. Thereafter, this amount will increasee annually
with inflation. This spending is expected to reduce tobacco consumption.
As a result, some long-term savings to state and local government health
and insurance programs are probable, but indeterminate. Also, minor rev-
enue loss to state government is probable, but Indeterminate.

NO. 5
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE III, SECTION 16
(Citizen Initiative)

Ballot Title:
INDEPENDENT NONPARTISAN COMMISSION TO APPORTION LEGISLA-
TIVE AND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS WHICH REPLACES APPOR-
TIONMENT BY LEGISLATURE

Removed from the ballot by the Florida Supreme Court.

NO. 6
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 26
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
INCREASED HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

Ballot Summary:
Propos.ng a.T.naorne.-., of the State Constitution to increase the maximum
additional homestead exemption for low-income seniors from $25,000 to
$50,000 and to schedule the amendment to take effect January 1, 2007, if
adopted.

Full Text:

ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.-
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and
maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legal-
ly or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation
thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed val-
uation of five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the
manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equi-
table title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indi-
rectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner's or
member's proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold
initially in excess of ninety-eight years.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any Individual or
family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall
exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of
ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the
proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed
value of the property.
(c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the
exemption shall be increased to a total of twenty-five thousand dollars of
the assessed value of the real estate for each school district levy. By gen-
eral law and, subject to conditions specified therein, the exemption for all
other levies may be increased up to an amount not exceeding ten thou-
sand dollars of the assessed value of the real estate if the owner has
attained age sixty-five or Is totally and permanently disabled and if the
owner Is not entitled to the exemption provided in subsection (d).
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the
exemption shall be increased to a total of the following amounts of
assessed value of real estate for each levy other than those of school dis-
tricts: fifteen thousand dollars with respect to 1980 assessments; twenty
thousand dollars with respect to 1981 assessments; twenty-five thousand
dollars with respect to assessments for 1982 and each year thereafter.
However, such increase shall not apply with respect to any assessment
roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provi-
sons of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This sub-
section shall stand repealed on the effective date of any amendment to
section 4 which provides for the assessment of homestead property at a
specified percentage of its just value.
(e) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the
Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad vat-
orem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall
be in the form and amount established by general law.
(f) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities,
for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions
of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not
exceeding fifty twentyive thousand dollars to any person who has the


legal or equitable tie e to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent
residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose
household income, as defined by geherpl law, does not exceed twenty
thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities
to grant this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this sub-
section, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law,
and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation pre-
scribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living.

ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE

SECTION 26 Increased homestead exemption -The amendment to
Section 6 of Article VII increasing the maximum additional amount of the
homestead exemption for low-income seniors shall take effect January 1
2007.

NO.7
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
PERMANENTLY DISABLED VETERANS' DISCOUNT ON HOMESTEAD AD
VALOREM TAX

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to provide a discount
from the amount of ad valorem tax on the homestead of a partially or total-
ly permanently disabled veteran who is age 65 or older who was a Florida
resident at the time of entering military service, whose disability was com-
bat-related, and who was honorably discharged; to specify the percentage
of, the discount as equal to the percentage of the veteran's permanent
service-connected disability; to specify qualification requirements for the
discount; to authorize the Legislature to waive the annual application
requirement in subsequent years by general law; and to specify that the
provision takes effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not.
require Implementing legislation.

Full Text:

ARTICLE Vii
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.-
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and
maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legal-
ly or naturally dependent upon the owner, ashall be temple from taxation
thereon. except assessments for special benefits up to me a assea. val-
uation of five thousand dollars. upon establishment ol rigni iherero in the
manner prescriOed oy law The real eslale mav be held Dy legal or equl-
lable idle, oy the entireres, jointly. in common as a condomir.um or indi-
-ectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owr-er's ,r
-nemoer's proprietary interest in a corporation owning a lee or *a leasehold
riltially in excess of ninely-eight years
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or
family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall
exceed the value ol the real estate assessable to the oaner or, in case of
orneranip through stock or membership in a corpoiarior. Ime value of the
proportion Anich the interest in Ine corporation Dears to Ine assessed
value of the property.
(c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the
eemption shall be Increased to a total of twenry five Ihousand dollars of
the assessed value ol me real estate for each school district levy By ger.-
eratl lw and subject to conditions specified Iherein me exemption lor ii
other levies may be increased up to an amount not exceeding ler, Ihu-
sand dollars of the assessed value of the real eslate it the owner r-as
attained age s.xty-five or is totally and perrr.arienily oaiabiled ana r1 re
oanei is not entitled to the exemption provided in subsection idi
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the
exemption shall be increased to a total of the following amounts of
assessed value of real estate for each levy other than those of school dis-
tricts: fifteen thousand dollars with respect to 1980 assessments; twenty
thousand dollars with respect to 1981 assessments; twenty-five thousand
dollars with respect to assessments for 1982 and each year thereafter.
However, such increase shall not apply with respect to any assessment
roll until such roll Is first determined to be in compliance with the provi-
sions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This sub-
section shall stand repealed on the effective date of any amendment to
section 4 which provides for Ime assessment of rnomesiead property at a
specniis percentage of its just value
(e) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the
Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad val-
orem tax raliel on all ad valorem lax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall
be in Ine lorm and amount established oy general law
(fl The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or mur.ic;pal;;ite
lor the purpose ol their respective tax levies and suoDect to men prov,4.c.nv
ol general law. to grant an additional homestead ta> eyrr.pilon rrio
exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars to any person who na. the le ail or
equitoDle Itile to real estate and maintains thereon nthe permanent r.i
dernc of the owner and who has ata.rned age sixry. ive and whoe nnou e-
hold income, as defined by general law, does not exceed rernry Ihouarnd
dollars The general law must allow counties and munic.pal.ia s to grant
this additional exemption. within the limits prescribed in ail suodecl.,ri,
by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and.must
provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in
this subsection for changes in the cost of living
mig Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is oarialiv or Totallyv rer-


meeting legislation.

NO. 8
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE X, SECTION 6
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
EMINENT DOMAIN

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit the transfer
of private property taken by eminent domain to a natural person or private
entity; providing that the Legislature may by general law passed by a
three-fifths vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature per-
mit exceptions allowing the transfer of such private property; and provid-
ing that this prohibition on the transfer of private property taken by emi-
nent domain is applicable if the petition of taking that initiated the condem-
nation proceeding was filed on or after January 2, 2007.

Full Text:

ARTICLE X
MISCELLANEOUS

SECTION 6. Eminent domain.-
(a) No private property shall be taken except for a public purpose and
with full compensation therefore paid to each owner or secured by deposit
in the registry of the court and available to the owner.
(b) Provision may be made by law for the taking of easements, by like
proceedings, for the drainage of the land of one person over or through
the land of another.
(c) Private property taken by eminent domain pursuant to a petition to
inlataf nnondrmnation nrnordinna filled on or after January 2 2007 mav


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Okeechobee County School
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September 7,2006
The Okeechobee County School Board
will conduct Its regular monthly meet-
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budget will also be considered at this
meeting. The meeting will be at 6:00
p.m. in Room303 ofthe School Board
Administrative Office at 700 S.W. 2nd
Avenue, and Ias aopen to the public.
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POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRIMARY ELECTION.

The Procurement Department of the South RFlorda Water Management District, B-1 The Okeechobee County Canvassing Board will meet at 3:00 p.m., Friday, Septem-
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sealed ids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Friday, September 29, 2006 at ing equipment to be used In the September 5, 2006, Primary Election. This
2:30 p.m. for construction of an automated 40 cfs pump station with a 72 ated meeting will be held at the Okeechobee County Supervisor of Elections office, 304
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The Executive Session of the Okeechobee County School Board and contract nego- Any absentee ballots received between 12:00 p.m. Friday, September 1, and 7:00
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cane/tropical storm. The Executive Session of the School Board is rescheduled
for Thursday, August 31, 2006, at 3:00 p.m. in the office of the Superintendent, The Okeechobee County Canvassing Board will reconvene at 7:00 p.m. on Election
700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. The meeting is between the Board, their at- Day, September 5, 2006 to continue canvassing, opening, and processing absen-
tomey and negotiator in preparation for contract negotiations with teacher and tee ballots and wil remain In sessionuntiltheresults of theelecton are obtained.
classified employee bargaining units.
The Okeechobee County Canvassing Board will reconvene at noon Wednesday,
At 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, 2006, the School Board will enter contract September 6, 2006, at th e office o the Supervisor of Elections to canvass re
negotiations with the Okeechobee County Educaion Association #1604. The ne- cinct returns and canvass provisional ballots. The Board will reconvene at 12:00
gotiafn sessions are open to the public and will be held in Room 303 of the p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2006, to continue canvassing provisional bal-
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