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Kahne ready
to race his way
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -
Kasey Kahne has been on the
Chase for the championship
bubble before twice, actu-
ally and failed to race his
way into NASCAR's title-
crowning format both times.
He'll be back on the bub-
ble this weekend at Rich-
mond International Race-
way, where he's the only
driver still mathematically eli-
gible to crack the top 10 and
compete for the Nextel Cup
title. Currently 1th in the
standings, he's only 30 points
out of the final qualifying
position. A perfect race Satur-
day night could vault him all
the.way to third in the points.
"There's definitely going
to be some nerves going into
the race," Kahine admitted.
"There's a lot relying on what
we do on Saturday night."
But Kahne has been in
this position before. As a
rookie in 2004, he actually
arrived in Richmond in the
Chase at ninth in the stand-
ings. But a nudge from Dale
Earnhardt Jr. spun his car
and led to a 24th-place finish
that eliminated him from the
postseason. '
He was a long shot to
make it last year, and his
eighth-place race finish ulti-
mately wasn't nearly good
enough to get him in.
So what's to say that this
year will be any different?
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Council tackles city budget


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil held their first public hearing
on their 2006-07 spending plan
and is anticipating an increase
over last year's budget due to
spiraling fuel and insurance
costs.
The city expects to spend
$5,381,495 in their next fiscal
year, which is up from the
$4,978,613 budgeted to spend
last year.


However, due to rising proper-
ty values the city is also anticipat-
ing revenues to total $5,522,828.
That is an increase of $491,946
from last year's revenues.
This means the city will have
$141,333 to use for raises and any
extra expenses that may come
up.
Noted increases were due to-
rising fuel costs, such as electrici-
ty, for an example, where costs
from the general fund were
inflated to $305,000 from last
year's budget of $235,588. Solid


waste costs rose to $65,487, from
$63,120 in the previous year.
Decreases were recognized in
insurance categories due to the
changes in coverage that some
individuals chose. Property and
liability insurance, however,
increased from $248,983 to
$336,965.
-. City Clerk Lane Gamiotea told
the board there would also be an
increase in her education budget
next year, as she will be attending
classes to obtain her master
municipal clerk certification.


In honor: Central invites grandparents to lunch


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Julianna Marie Hines, 5, celebrated Grandparents' Day. Wednesday, Sep. 6, at Central
Elementary School by inviting her'grandmother, Diane Hines (left), and her great grand-
mother, Estelle Walker (right), to join her for lunch. /


Mrs. Gamiotea currently holds
municipal clerk certification. She
assured the council that she
would keep the costs to a mini-
mum by attending all possible
classes within the area accept
one that she knew would send
her out of the state.
In the general services depart-
ment, major expenses included
the repair and maintenance of
equipment, including $40,000 for
the east shed, $9,000 for a new
public address system in the
council chamber, $20,000 to


make strides towards American
Disability Act (ADA) compliance
and $15,000 for ordinary mainte-
nance expenses. This totals
$84,000 to be utilized for repair
and maintenance of City Hall.
Law enforcement included
these increases in the budget, as
compared to last year:
increase of $860 in the
department's payroll due to the
use of part-time dispatchers.
increase of $6,760 for the
See Budget Page 2


City favors


entering pact



with county


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
City leaders Wednesday dis-
cussed entering an interlocal
agreement with the county
and school board that would
have developers assume some
of the burden of growth, and
thereby pay for the impact on
schools, roads and other pub-
lic facilities.
This agreement is the foot-
print of a partnership where
the city and county will make
sure that residential de elopers-,
who come to .Okeechobee
Count% will take some of the
burden of the additional edu-
cational needs that will be
needed given their develop-
ment.
This could include: school.


construction, contribution of
land, expansion of existing
school facilities, payment fon
construction and/ui land
acquisition, or cost of financ-
ing.
Each form of mitigation
accepted by the school board
will be allocated toward a per-
manent school capacity
improvement which satisfies
the demands created by the
development, be proportion-
ate to the demand the develop-
ment is projected to c'-ate,
and be executed by a legally
binding agreement between
the school board and the
developer.
Relocatables, or portable
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Lake. group


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Ryan Albers (center), is flanked by his grandparents, Kenneth and Frances Everly as
they celebrated Grandparents' Day, Wednesday, Sep. 6, at Central Elementary School
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There are no floodplain
maps for the Everglades Agri-
cultural Area (EAA) the County
Coalition for Responsible Man-
agement of Lake Okeechobee-
St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee
Estuaries and the Lake Worth
Lagoon discovered at their
Thursday meeting.
The organization, consisting
of commissioners from Okee-
chobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Lee,
Palm Beach, Hendry, Glades,
Highlands and Osceola coun-


ties meets quarterly to discuss
topics of mutual interest con-
cerning the area's waterways.
The collation also heard a
presentation on the need for a
science-based plan for future
use of the Everglades Agricul-
tural Area (EAA) and an update
on South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD)
projects.
Okeechobee County Com-
missioner Clif Betts, told the
coalition that his county was
working with SFWMD on
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NEHS teen charged with striking deputy


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county jail, the boy was released
to his family.
According to a report by
Deputy Cari Arnold of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), who is the school
resource officer at New Endeav-
or, she was contacted by a school
official who said the teen had
become "disruptive and violent."
The report said the teen was.
being held in the 'Time Out'


room for his safety, as well as the
safety of others.
After taking the teen back to
her office, Deputy Arnold wrote
that he jumped up from his chair
and said "... catch me if you can."
The teen then ran from her office
and out of the school building.
He was found about 20 min-
utes later by other deputies,
who placed him in handcuffs
and returned him to Deputy


Arnold's office.
The deputy's report stated that
as she prepared to leave her
office with the purpose of taking
the boy to jail he yelled at a
school official and tried to kick
him. The boy then reportedly
kicked the deputy then head-
butted her in the chest. As Deputy
Arnold tried to get the teen under
control, he reportedly kicked her
again.


A 16-year-old student at New
Endeavor High School was
arrested and booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail after he
allegedly struck a school
resource officer.
The teen was charged with the
felony of battery on a law
enforcement officer, and the mis-
demeanors of disorderly conduct
and obstruction.
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Children's Services Council to meet
OKEECHOBEE The Children's Services Council of Okee-
chobee will have their first public budget hearing for the year
2006-07 on Monday, Sept. 18, at 5:01 p.m. in the conference room
of the Okeechobee County School Board office, 700 S.W. Second
Ave.
Commissioner Gene Woods from the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners is a member of the Children's
Services Council and will be participating in this meeting.
Students injured in school bus accident
HOLLYWOOD (AP) -.Nine students were sent to the hospital
as a precaution Thursday after their school bus was hit by a sport
utility vehicle, authorities said.
The students, around the ages of 14 and 18, complained of
neck and back injuries and were taken to Memorial Regional Hos-
pital, Hollywood Fire Rescue spokesman Matt Phillips said. But
the extent of their injuries was not yet known. No other injuries
were reported among the 56 students on the bus.
The SUV apparently crashed into the back of the bus after 7
a.m., but police were still investigating.
The driver and passenger of the car were treated at the scene,
but had no major injuries, Phillips said.
The school bus driver was not injured.


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classrooms, are not accepted
means of mitigation. Permanent
classrooms will have to be made
instead of portables.
The city will continue to notify
the school board of any compre-
hensive plan amendments,
rezonings and development pro-
posals pending before the local
planning board that may affect
student enrollment. This will
enable a school board represen-
tative to be present at meetings
that would potentially effect stu-
dent enrollment where they,
could advise the city as to
whether sufficient capacity exists
or is planned to accommodate
the particular development in
question.


Budget

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Narcotics Task force due to the
loss of grant money.
increase of $5,370 due to"
Crime Lab service cost increases
increase of $1,000-to help;
cover the costs of carpet in the
dispatch area and other improve-
ments.
as with all departments, an
allocation of a percentage of
exposure for property/casualty
insurance costs of $68,256, which
is an increase of $14,202 over last
year's costs of $54,054.
increase of 20 percent of the
fuel costs from $52,000 to
$57,200.
Fire protection included some
discussion of expenses to come
to future budgets. Items increased
within the proposed budget for
2007 include:
increase of $12,202 due to
certification of a code officer.
increase from $7,000 to



Lake

Continued From Page 1
stormwater treatment areas
(STAs). He also announced that at
the Sept. 14 commissioners meet-
ing, a contract would be awarded
for cleanup of the canals in Trea-
sure Island.
Floodplain maps have been
getting a lot of attention lately.
These maps show how much
flooding to expect in certain areas
under certain conditions should
the dike be breached. At first, the
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
(COE) would not release these
maps to the public citing security
reasons. They eventually reversed
their decision.
Ivan Johnson from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) defined a floodplain as
the area adjacent to a stream that
would normally be dry expect
during times of flooding.
He said that FEMA is involved
in floodplain management and
distributes information on flood-
ing conditions to local govern-
ments.
He presented two floodplain
maps and explained the legend
for interpreting them.
Lee County Commissioner Ray
Judah noted that when the land
was drained at the south end of
the lake for agricultural purposes
it put a strain 6ri the dike. He
noted that the land had receded in
some cases to below the lake
level. The commissioner asked
why the EAA is not on flood
maps.
Mr. Johnson could not answer
that question. He said that deter-
mination war;made by engineers.
Commissioner Lee rioted that
the area was a floodpain. HeA said
it was "mind boggling" to know it
is not oR FEMA floodplain maps.
The coalition addressed that


This interlocal agreement is
just a stepping stone toward
implementing exactly how this
will be enforced. The city, county
and school board will hold meet-
ings annually, at least, to hear
reports, discuss policy, monitor
effectiveness, set direction aind
reach understandings concerning
issues of mutual concern regard-
ing coordination of land, school
facilities and planning, and
school concurrency.
City Councilman Dowling
Watford praised the agreement
for its promotion of co-location
and shared use of facilities such
as libraries, parks, recreation
facilities, community centers,
auditoriums, gymnasiums, lec-
ture halls, meeting rooms, learn-
ing centers, museums, perform-
ing arts centers, and stadiums.
This will allow citizens to utilize


$7,500 to cover the additional
expense of a GSP-1600 satellite
phone, costing $649.99.
allocation of percentage of
exposure for property/casualty
insurance costs of $46,746.
increased fuel costs 20 per-
cent tl.$12,500: -
City Fire Chief Uerb Smith, is
preparing documentation for the
need of another firefighter, using
the safety method of two firefight-
ers in and two out during the
event of any fire. This would call
for four firefighters to be on each
shift. Currently, there is one shift
where there are only three.
Chief Smith is requesting two
additional firefighters, but one
would be essential within the
20Q8 year's budget.
The addition of two full-time
firefighters would cost the city
$81,008.21.
The council chose to grant the
request from Public Works Direc-
tor Donnie Robertson for replace-
ment of a truck at a cost of
$50,000 and the replacement of
two tractor/mowers totaling


these locations for personal use
as well as for educational uses.
In other business, the city
council:
approved an alley closing
application by Elbert Batton con-
cerning the alley running east to
west, between lots 1 to 6, and 7 to
12 within Block 92 of the city of
Okeechobee for beautification
and parking for Courthouse
Plaza, LLC.
discussed an exception to
parking restrictions in a residen-
tial district for semi trailers by
Dennis Wilson concerning area
on N.W. 11th Avenue next to the
railroad tracks was sent for a spe-
cial exception to be drafted by
the planning board. The council
recommended to the code board
to extend the issue concerning
fines, as they -are working to
resolve the issue.


$80,000.
Road and street facilities will
also receive an additional
$300,000 to continue the Street
Overlay Project from 2006, as well
as the anticipated additional over-
lay needed for 2007. That Will
bring that departmehl's total to
$600,000.
Salaries were discussed heavi-
ly among the council members.
The council decided to have doc-
umentation of a 5 percent
increase created which would
allow them to see the actual dol-
lar amounts that would be given
to each individual. This percent-
age would be given in October
and the city employees would
receive their 1.5 percent longevity
of service step on their anniver-
sary date as usual.
While some wanted to remain
conservative with spending, the
council ultimately decided to go
with a 5 percent increase.
"We are well protected in the
budget to accommodate a 5 per-
cent increase," said Mayor James
Kirk. "I think that the departments


question in a letter to FEMA. said, more detailed studies would
John Marshall of the Marshall be conducted as to the amount of
Foundation, an organization that storage available. She said they
is involved with Everglades edu- were working on an agreement
cation outreach and restoration, with the Department of Environ-
gave a presentation on the need mental Protection (DEP) at the
for a science-based strategic plan Kissimmee Prairie State Park and
for the future use of the EAA an agreement with Seminole offi-
region. cials for water storage on the
He spoke of the need for a Brighton Reservation.
regional conceptual ecological Ms. Whalen noted that in
model in light of the numerous some cases public land was pur-
individual projects. He also spoke chased for a specific purpose and
of the need for balance to achieve that purpose might conflict with
ecologic and economic sustain- water storage.
ability. She said there is continued dis-
"The south Florida ecosystem cussion on the use of private land.
must be managed as a whole," he She said that 350 letters were sent
stated., out to large land owners. There
He also advocated the use and were 20 replies that included 12
management of land in a manner potential projects. Meetings have
compatible with ecosystem been held with landowners all
restoration. He stated that any around the lake.
policy developed must be science She said there would be con-
based. He advocated an approach tinuing investigation of the use
that would sustain agriculture public and private land, adding
while preserving the ecology, that there was additional funding
Benita Whalen, SFWMD's for pilot projects and implementa-
Okeechobee Service Center, dis- tion of projects.
cussed water storage on public, "Lake Okeechobee is filled
private and tribal lands. This sur- with sediments." said Dave Unsell
face storage of excess water of SFWMD.
would keep the lake level from He gave a presentation on a
rising too rapidly and prevent small project that would deal with
unwanted discharges to the St. removal of about 2 billion cubic
Lucie Estuary and the Caloosa- yards of muck at the north end of
hatchee River. the lake. The area in question cov-
She said they are working on ers a 2-square-mile area around
an agreement to use tribal land on Eagle Bay Island.
the Brighton Reservation. Ms. He said the 2006 hurricanes
Whalen said that two projects on pushed a lot of sediment to the
private lands are complete and north. Phase I of the Eagle Bay
four are under construction. She Island project would map the sed-
displayed a chart showing public iment area. The second phase
and private land available for would deal with finding the right
water storage. technology for removal of the
Martin County Commissioner muck and the third stage would
Sarah Heard asked if these areas be the actual removal.
are adequate. Mr. Unsell said that cost effec-
Ms. Whalen replied that that at tiveness would be studied ad well
this time the question of adequa- as the influence of sediment
cy was not addressed. Access to removal on plants and animal. He
the land is studied now. Later, she added that there were plans to


approved the bid for a new
roof on the city barn from Big
Lake Roofing of Okeechobee for
$19,650.
approved a new franchise
bond in accordance with the sale
of Adelphia's assets to Time
Warner Cable and Comcast Cor-
poration.
ratified the appointments of
Chief Denny Davis and Detective
Bettye Taylor to the police offi-
cers' pension trust fund board of
trustees, with a term to begin Oct.
1,2006, and end Sept. 30,2008.
ratified the appointment of
Gary Ritter to the firefighters' pen-
sion trust fund board of trustees,
with a term to begin Sept. 6,
2006, and end Sept. 30,2007.
The next city council meeting
is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept.
19, in their chambers at City Hall,
55 S.E. Third Ave.


do a real good job staying within
their budgets and I would like to
give the higher increase while it is
available, where it might not be
available next year due to the
addition of employees."
Councilman Noel Charidler
expressed that "we are also a6k-
ing our.employees to do more
work" as well.
Mayor Kirk "hopes that the
employees of the city realize the
council is trying to raise the '
salaries as they can to make the
city somewhere they want to cop-
tinue working. I personally think
that we have to take care of our
employees."
The city council will hold two
public hearings concerning the
budget on Tuesday, Sept 19, and
Tuesday, Sept. 26, and will have
the city budget published in the
newspaper on Friday, Sept. 16, 10
days before the final hearing.
Postyouropinions
in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newvszap.com. Reporter Chauna
Agiilar may be reached at
caguilar@newszap.com.


stabilize the sediment including
imbedded phosphorous.
Mr. Unsell added that the Eagle
Bay project would be a potential
model for future muck removal
projects.
Aquifer Storage and Recovery
(ASR) was discussed by Bob Ver-
rastro, which is an alternative to
surface storage of water. In this
process, water is stored in deep
wells and pumped out when
needed.
In additional to individual
wells, SFWMD is conducting a
regional study on the the area-
wide effect ASR of wells.
They also plan to see how the
environment reacts to water
recovered from an ASR well.
Commissioner Heard asked if
there were any goals for water
recovery from ASR wells.
Mr. Unsell said that 30 percent
recovery is observed in some
places. He said this was 30 per-
cent more water than you would
otherwise have.
Mark Perry of the Everglades
Coalition urged a careful look at
the regional impact study of ASRs.
He noted that there is no con-
tingency for ASR.
He suggested looking at the
cost compared to benefits in the
light of the high cost of operation
and maintenance of ASRs.
Commissioner Judah suggest-
ed looking at the cost of land
acquisition for surface storage as
opposed to the cost of ASRs.
The coalition voted to send a
letter to SFWM requesting a cost
analysis of the ASR program.
The coalition will hold a spe-
cial meeting in October in order
to set priorities for projects, and
then press the legislature for fund-
ing for these projects. A specific
date for that meeting has not
been set.


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Book group plans its first meeting Education Brief


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
The first meeting of the
Friends of the Okeechobee
Library Discussion Group for the
fall season will be held on Thurs-
day, Sept. 28. The meeting is
open to any members of the
community that likes to read and
would be interested in discussing
;books. All meetings will be held
:in the board room of the Okee-
chobee County Public Library,
206 S.W. 16th St., at 7 p.m.
The group held its first official
-meeting on Feb. 8, 2001. Started
;by Jan Fehrman and Vicky Kilroy,
this organization aims to provide
*a forum where people could get
together to discuses good books
and enjoy the literary pursuits
together.
"We all have all now read
books that we wouldn't have
picked up on our own. This group
allows us to broaden our hori-
'zons," said Ms. Fehrman. "We
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started with about eight mem-
bers, but now it has grown to
between 12 and 15, depending on
the time of year."
Twice a year the members
compile a list of suggested read-
ing and hold a vote on what they
will read for the next six months.
The books can be either fiction or
non-fiction as long as they lend
themselves to discussion. Such a
meeting was held in August to
decide on the upcoming booklist..
Once the books have been
decided on, one of the members
volunteers to lead discussions on
the books. The member leading
the discussion then does research
on the author and book to pres-
ent. They also have the option of
compiling a list of suggested dis-
cussion topics and questions
about the literary work to help
organize the meeting.
"We mostly talk about what
we liked or didn't like about the
book and why. We focus on
themes and the book as a


whole," Ms. Fehrman said. "We
have a lot of very good readers
and discussers with a wide range
of interest."
The book to be discussed
during the September meeting is
"Memory Keeper's Daughter" by
Kim Edwards. This novel centers
on the affect that a doctor's deci-
sion to institutionalize his daugh-
ter with Down syndrome has on
the lives of his family over the
years.
The novel lined up for the
meeting on Oct. 26 is "Never Let
Me Go" written by Kahzuo Ishi-
garo. This novel focuses on the
life of a young woman who.
attended an exclusive boarding
school in her youth. As her
friends from childhood re-enter
her life, she realizes the signifi-
cance of their past and how it
will shape the remainder of their
time together.
Jane Geniesse's novel "Pas-
sionate Nomad The Life of Freya
Stark" will be discussed on Nov.


16. This nonfiction novel portrays
travel writer Freya Stark as having
a sympathetic understanding of
diverse peoples and centers on
her actions during World War II
when she spread propaganda
across the Middle East in hopes
of persuading the Arabs to at
least remain neutral, if not sup-
port the Allies.
Diana Cross' work of Histori-
cal fiction, "Pope Joan," follows
the life of a woman who may
have sat on the papal thrown for
two years during the dark ages. It
follows her as she takes on life as
her brother after his death in a
Norse raid and as she ascends to
the papacy. Prior to the meeting
on Dec. 14 there will be a Christ-
mas Tea followed by the discus-
sion of Ms. Cross' novel about a
pregnant pope.
The discussions are open to
the public.
For information, contact the
library at (863) 357-9980.


Ministerial group to
hold prayer walks
The Okeechobee Ministerial
Association is sponsoring a
prayer walk for area schools on
Tuesday nights in the month of
September. Everyone is invited to
come out at 6:30 p.m. each Tues-
day to walk around the various
campuses and pray for our stu-
dents, teachers and administra-
tors. The Citizens Observation
Patrol will provide security and
traffic control. The schedule is:
Tuesday, Sept. 12, Central Ele-
mentary School, 610 S.W. Fifth
Ave., Freshman Campus, 610


S.W Second Ave., school admin-
istration building, 700 S.W Sec-
ond Ave., and Grace Christian
School, 701 S. Parrott Ave; Tues-
day, Sept. 19, North Elementary
School, 3999 N.W. 10th Terrace,
Yearling Middle School, 925 N.W.
23rd Lane, Peace Lutheran Pre-
School, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, and
Seminole Elementary School,
2690 N.W. 42nd Ave.; Tuesday,
Sept. 26, Okeechobee High
School 2800 U. S. 441 N., and
Everglades Elementary School,
3725 S.E. Eighth St. The prayer
walk will begin at the first school
on the list. For information, call
(863) 763-3519.


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ebration of Mr. Maguire's life to be
held at Butch's Fish Camp, 4870
S.E. 441, in Okeechobee on Sun-
day, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m.
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nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Viewing will be from 9 until 10
a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 9,2006, at
the Independent Bible Baptist
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VOTER TURNOUT: I was told there was only a 28 percent turn-out of
registered voters. I'm proud to be in that 28 percent. I wish more people
would get out and vote instead of sitting back and complaining. Congrat-
ulations to all of our Democratic winners!

SURPRISED: I was very surprised by the election results, but at least I
voted. If you didn't vote, then shame on you. Now you'll have to live with
the results of not bothering to go to the polls. I hope the candidates who
won will do their best for the whole county, and not just for a select few
special interests.

TREND: It looks like the trend in the county elections was don't re-
elect anybody. We may have just let less than 10 percent of the popula-
tion decide the direction of the county commission, and the county, for
the next four years.

ELECTIONS: I am very happy to hear that everyone I voted for won.
Congratulations to those winners. I was surprised by the low turnout of
registered voters. However, we that voted must be the only ones that care
about the future of our county. You who didn't vote will have to live with
the results. Thankfully, the people have spoken.

NOBODY CARES: In Glades County 79.4 percent of the voters did not
vote these numbers are unbelievable. Seems nobody cares anymore,
what a shame.

AMAZED: According to the supervisor of elections, of the 18,795 regis-
tered voters in the county, only 5,273 people voted. Voting is your God-
given right. It's free and takes five minutes of your time. I was very ill Tues-
day but dragged myself out of bed to vote. In the Speak Out column,
our citizens are more than willing to complain about everything from our
local elected leaders, our city, policies, zoning, etc. Yet, when it is time to
try and make a change to try and resolve issues nobody comes out
to vote. I am disgusted, I really am. You have time to run to go shopping
for two hours; sit in a movie for two hours; go to the local bars all night
long; but, you don't have five minutes to vote? I have only lived here three
years, and frankly I am amazed at the level of complaining in such a small
town. Did you vote? If not stop your complaining.



Community Events


Ministry plans special night
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale will host a special night
on Thursday, Sept. 14, with food at 6 p.m., and fellowship,
gospel music and a service to follow at 7 p.m. Reverend Marsha
Yoder of the Fellowship Ministries of LaBelle will deliver the serv-
ice. Hand & Hand Ministries will also welcome its new minister,
Reverend Adam Lanai, For information, call (863) 612-0640.
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.m. For informa-
tion contact WandaHaas, RN, CDE, CPT at (863) 763-5093. Reg-
istration is not required.
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 (863) 763-3536.

Church of God hosts revival
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, will host a revival with Evangelist Mike Cargill and Evange-
list Curtis Rhoden. Services will be Sunday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m.
and 6 p.m. and on Sept. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. each night. For infor-
mation, call (863) 634-0344.


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Upcoming Events

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion meet-
ing at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in
Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. Anyone inter-
ested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a car-
ing group is welcome to come and see what we are all about. For informa-
tion, 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. Tickets are $5 for members
and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 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 he or she has stopped using.
We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Unda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee,
1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month beginning at 6
p.m. Thereis no charge to attend and all Christian singers and musicians
are welcome to take part. For information, contact the church at (863) 763-
6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863)
467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short business
meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For information,
contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257;
or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mission,
1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education include: AIDS;
free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic violence; abstinence;
abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materials and prevention
tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It
will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick
Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323. ,,
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of the
Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee County
4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For
information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.
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 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at the
Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invited.
Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee Pres-
byterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing Is
invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organization
or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is open
to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual membership is
$10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at (863) 467-
2674; or, visit theirweb site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso..
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3iLinda 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 pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863)'467-0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently
home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For informa-
tion, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or. Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third,
St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center 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 at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr. Edward
Douglas at (863) 763-4320.



Community Events


Chamber members will meet
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will hold a general
membership luncheon at noon on Sept. 13 at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Speakers from the Chamber of Com-
merce will address the members regarding the activities of the
Chamber in the community. For information, call the Chamber
office at (863) 763-6464.
Learning coalition panel to meet
The Okeechobee County advisory and provider meeting will be
at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Okeechobee Health Depart-
ment, 1728 N.W Ninth Ave. All interested persons are invited. Assis-
tance for handicapped persons may be arranged by contacting the
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee
Counties at (772) 489-8120.
Healthy Start group to meet


The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at 575
S.W. 28th St. in the New Endeavors school building. This meeting is
open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of
a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and
implementing services for infants and pregnant women. The Okee-
chobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interested in
promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in
Okeechobee. For more information about the coalition, contact
executive director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.
Local Democrats plan meeting
The guest speaker for this month's Okeechobee Democratic
Party meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14, will be Terry Coopman from
AARP who will speak on the topic of livable communities. The
meeting will be held at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W S. Park St.
Social time begins at 6 p.m., and will be followed by the meeting at 7
p.m. Call (863) 357-8680 for information.


Community Events


Shared Services Network meeting slated
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okee-
chobee County will conduct its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Fri-
day, 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 solving 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. Second
St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. This month there will be
a demonstration on the use of punches to enhance your scrapbook
pages and handmade cards. There will also be a representative from i
Creative Memories to assist you with your scrapbooking questions
and needs. For information, call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885 or Joan at
(863) 467-0290.
Children's ranch opens new home
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will celebrate the
opening of a new home on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 1:30 p.m. The .r
home will provide a safe environment for six girls. Light refresh-
ments will be served.
Community picnic set for Saturday
The Glades County Emergency Management will host a Herbert
Hoover Dike Community Picnic and Hurricane Information Day .P
from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. The event will be held
at the Moore Haven City Park. There will be free food, prize give-
aways, music and drinks.
Litter is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc., will host a radio talk show on Saturday, Sept. |
9, beginning at 7:30 a.m., and rebroadcast at 1 and 6 p.m. on WWFR
91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. Special guests will be Daisy Packer, executive
director, Jeff Sabin, president of Keep Martin Beautiful, and Rhonda
Irons, board member of Keep Martin Beautiful and a committee
member of the Florida Coastal Cleanup. The show's topic will be
how litter adversely impacts the health of waterways and marine life.
The 11th annual Florida Coastal Cleanup event will be Sept. 16. For
information, contact Daisy Packer at (772) 781-1222.
Yard sale helps Hospice patients
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, Sept. 8, L
and Saturday, Sept. 9, from 8a.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 Hos- C
pice 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 I
will be served.
Meeting on lake regulation slated
A public meeting will be held Wednesday, Sep. 13, at the Okee-
chobee Civic Center, U.S. 98 N., beginning at 6:30 p.m. The purpose:
of the meeting will be to discuss proposed revisions to the Lake"
Okeechobee regulation schedule.
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 RS,R R,78 .in
Buckhead Ridge from 8:30 a.m. until? 1p:m., pn Saturd4y)ept, 9
,,and Saturday, Sept. -16. The tuition is $10 per person and must be
, paid by Sept. 9, and must be paid by check. Participants do not.
have to be AARP members or have AARP auto insurance. Partici-
pants must be age 55 or older to qualify for auto insurance dis-
counts in Florida. For information or to sign up, contact instructor,
Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.
Barnyard Buddies plan meeting
The first meeting of the Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club will be held
Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H Exten-
sion office, 458 U.S.'98 N. Barnyard Buddies is a small, non-competi-
tive 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,
dub 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 i
extension office at (863) 763-6469.
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. 10, 17 and 24). '(
Services are: 8 a.m. traditional; 9:30 a.m. contemporary; and, 11 I
a.m. traditional. Child care is provided. For information, contact the
church office at (863) 763-4021.
4-H Steaks and Chops Club to meet
The 4-H Steaks and Chops Club will hold their first meeting of the
year on Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at Yearling Middle School, 925 N.W. 23rd
Lane. All club members and anyone interested in joining are wel-
come. We will be electing officers. For information, call Cindy or
Jimmy Howell at (863) 467-0981.
Free nutritional class offered
A free CRA nutritional analysis class will be held Monday, Sept. 11, -
beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Cen-
ter, 916 W.N. Park St. The class will be taught by Dr. Edward Douglas.
For information, call (863) 763-4320.
OSAC plans lunch meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition risk/assessment
committee will meet Monday, Sept. 11, from noon until 1 p.m. at
1600 S.W 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.
Ministerial group sponsoring prayer walks
The Okeechobee Ministerial Association is sponsoring a prayer
walk for area schools on Tuesday nights in the month of September.
Everyone is invited to come out at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday to walk


around the various campuses and pray for our students, teachers
and administrators. The Citizens Observation Patrol will provide
security and traffic control. The schedule is: Tuesday, Sept 12, Cen-
tral Elementary School, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave., Freshman Campus, 610
S.W Second Ave., school administration building, 700 S.W Second
Ave., and Grace Christian School, 701 S. Parrott Ave; Tuesday, Sept.
19, North Elementary School, 3999 N.W 10th Terrace, Yearling Mid-
dle School, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, Peace Lutheran Pre-School, 750
N.W 23rd Lane, and Seminole Elementary School, 2690 N.W. 42nd
Ave.; Tuesday, Sept. 26, Okeechobee High School 2800 U. S. 441 N.,
and Everglades Elementary School,.3725 S.E. Eighth St. The prayer
walk will begin at the first school on the list. For information, call
(863) 763-3519.
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.


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on the Jensen Beach Falcons.
The Brahman boys' team won
their match by 328 pins. Two
Brahmans, Robert Rodriguez and
Abel Banda, came within one
frame of perfect 300 games.
Rodriguez had a match series
high of 690, with 279 and 236 high
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match by 58 total pins and a 5 to 2
score. They did win one game of
the series. The team was led by
Alycia Eddings, with a 428 series
and a 174 high game. Tiffany Bar-
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife
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fas announced the hunting sea-
ion dates 'for dove, snipe, wood-
cock, crow, early duck, goose, rail:
and common moorhen.
, Hunters may take mourning
Ond white-winged doves during
three hunting periods statewide.
The first phase runs Oct. 7-30, sec-
ond phase is Nov. 11-26 andthird
phase runs Dec. 9 -Jan. 7. Shoot-
ing hours for the first phase are
noon to sunset. During the second
4nd third phases, shooting hours
re one-half hour before sunrise to
sunset. The daily bag limit on
doves is 12.
; Snipe season is Nov. 1 Feb.
15 statewide, and the daily bag


limit on snipe is eight. Wood-
cock are legal to take statewide
Dec. 16 Jan. 14, and the daily
bag limit is three.
Crows are legal game
statewide on Saturdays and Sun-
days only through Oct. 29, then
every day Nov. 11 Feb. 18. There
are no bag or possession limits
on crows.
The special September duck
season for wood ducks and teal
runs Sept. 23-27 statewide.
Hunters may take four ducks per
day, only two of which may be
wood ducks.
Canada goose,' which is
already in season in the Florida
waters of Lake Seminole in Jack-
son County, runs through Sept.


27. Hunters may take five Canada
;geese per day.
Rail and common moorhen
hunting, which is already in
progress, runs through Nov. 9
statewide.
The daily bag limit is 15 clapper
and king rails, 25 sora and Virginia
rails and 15 common moorhens.
There is no open season for purple
gallinules.
Shooting hours for snipe,
woodcock, crows, ducks, geese,
rails and moorhens are one-half
hour before sunrise to sunset.
In addition to a hunting license,
a migratory bird permit also is
required when taking migratory
game birds in Florida. In order to
receive the no-cost permit, hunters


must answer a few questions
regarding last season when pur-
chasing their hunting license. The
compiled information provides the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a
better assessment on how many
birds are harvested each year.
The FWC recommends
hunters obtain the "2006-2007
Migratory Bird Regulations for
Dove, Snipe, Woodcock, Rail,
Moorhen, Crow and Early Water-
fowl Seasons" brochure and the
"2006-2007 Florida Hunting Regu-
lations" handbook at
MyFWC.com/hunting. These pub-
lications also are available from
county tax collectors' offices,
license agents or at
MyFWC.com/hunting.


Turkey hunting seasons have not been cancelled


An official-looking notice
announcing cancellation of Flori-
da's 2006 turkey hunting seasons
is a hoax.
i According'" to '. the -,bogus
notice,' delivered to the 'Flori'd
Fish and Wildlife Conservatidn'
Commission (FWC) via fax;, sev-
eral cases of avian influenza in
Northwest Florida wild turkeys
prompted closure of this year's
turkey hunting seasons, and pos-
sibly subsequent years' through


2009, as well. It says the action is
necessary to prevent the disease
from spreading through other
wild bird populations.
The FWC and other agencies,
arobss't1fe c6iiitherit'arthfi;iitor-
ing bird populations for signs of
the disease. To date, they have dis-
covered no cases of the highly
dangerous form of the disease. As
part of the R\"C's avian influenza
surveillance, scientists investigate
reports of bird deaths and ask that


anyone who finds dead birds note
the details online at
MyFWC.com/bird or contact the
local FWC office. Further informa-
tion about avian.influenza is availb
able at MyFWC.com/bird/avian
influenza.htm.
Florida's fall turkey hunting
season is Nov. 23-26 and Dec. 9 -
Jan. 14 in the Northwest Hunting
Zone, and Nov. 11 Jan. 7 in the
Central and South zones. Spring
turkey hunting season is March


17 -April 22 in the Northwest and
Central zones, and March 3 -
April 8 in the South Zone.
Hunters also may take turkeys,
during archery,, crossbow and
muzzleloading gun seasons
before the fall season begins.
I Holmes County has no fall har-
vest of turkeys, and the spring har-
vest there is limited to March 17-19
to enable the county's depleted
turkey population to rebuild.


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Community Events


Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting sched-
ule and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Sept. 28, "Memory
Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards; Thursday, Oct. 26, "Never Let
Me Go" by Kahzuo Ishigaro; Thursday, Nov. 16, "Passionate Nomad
- The Life of Freya Start" by Jane Geniesse; Thursday. Dec. 14 "Pope
Joan" by Diana Cross, Christmas Tea. All meetings will be rield in the'
library board room, 206 S.W. 16th St., beginning at 7 p'.m. For infor-
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'City meets over old Arcade building


Group looks to utilize old PHS


I By Nena Bolan
i Special to Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN The Moore
Haven City Council held a special
meeting Monday, Aug. 28, con-
cerning the historic Arcade Build-
ing in the old downtown section
of the city.
The current owner of the build-
ing is Roxanne Angelica of Miami,
whose property is listed for sale by
.Everglades Realty.
The owner has planned to
demolish the building. Her local
attorney, Jody Hendry, was present
at the meeting. A contract with a
demolition company has not been
produced.
The city council, acting as the
historic district commission, and


Main Street Moore Haven, are seek-
ing ways to preserve the building.
Finding an investor who wants
to restore the historic site could
make it a space that is available to
new businesses and offices,
some of the opponents of the
demolition said.
Main Street Moore Haven has a
keen interest in the Arcade build-
ing, which is in danger of demoli-
tion. Officials with the organization
encourage plans to rehabilitate old
downtown Moore Haven.
Theoretically, a nonprofit
organization would be able to
obtain funding through grants
and donations in order to reno-
vate an older structure such as the
Arcade building.


Street resurfacing, new side-
walks, parking space and close
proximity to the scenic river could
lure new businesses and offices to
the area, they argue, perhaps rein-
vigorating the area to its condition
during the city's heyday decades
ago. Business and home owners
in the historic district could also
improve their properties by reno-
vating them to attract investors
and tourism.
Monday's meeting was
recessed until Sept. 12, when
another meeting will be held.,
By then, more pertinent facts
can be gathered concerning the
demolition contract. Supporters of
restoration are hoping for a 180-day
delay of demolition.


Glades County Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUO charges by the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), the Seminole Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC).
Kellie Tigertail, 18, Clewiston,
was arrested Aug. 27 by Sergeant
Ronnie Baker on charges of pos-
session of alcohol by a person
under 21, resisting arrest without
violence, possession of a con-
trolled substance without a pre-
scription and possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams. Her bond
wassetat$10,000.
Lysandra Osceola, 18, Okee-


chobee, was arrested Aug. 27 by
Sgt. Ronnie Baker on charges of
possession of alcohol by a person
under 21, resisting arrest without
violence, possession of a con-
trolled substance without a pre-
scription and possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams. Her bond
was set at $10,000.
Adrian Nelson, 19, Moore
Haven, was arrested Aug. 28 by
Detective Steve Harris on a charge
of sexual assault. His bond was set
at $50,000.
Earl Pass, 32, LaBelle, was
arrested Aug. 31 by Detective Don
Salo on charges of interference
with child custody, sexual assault
and a warrant out of Dade County.
His bond was set at $150,000.
Juan Segura, 41, Palmdale,


was arrested Sept. 1 by Deputy Tito
Nieves on a charge of driving under
the influence. His bond was set at
$500.
Edward Coleman, 30, Cape
Coral, was arrested Sept. 3 by
Deputy Jason Griner on a felony
charge of smuggling contraband
into a prison and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of marijuana
under 20 grams. His bond was set
at $15,000.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


HCSO busts drug houses in LaBelle


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Special to Okeechobee News
PORT LABELLE The Hendry
County Sheriff's Office made a siz-
able bust last week, putting a stop
to twoo marijuana grow houses
with a one-two punch that officials
are hoping will put a dent in the
drug activity.in the area.
Though the bust happened in
LaBelle, it is possible that the nar-
cotics at the grow houses may have
made their way to the Clewiston


area, according to deputies.
The sheriff's office discovered a
grow house on Aug. 29 at 832 Sher-
wood Circle in Port LaBelle after an
"intensive investigation," according
to a press release from the law
enforcement agency.
The sheriff's office worked
closely with the Drug Enforcement
Agency (DEA) on the investigation,
which also took the agencies to
another grow house, also in Port
LaBelle, on the same day.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Chickee hut
The Seminole Tribe of Florida had this chickee as part of
one of the floats in the Labor Day Parade.


The first house contained an
undisclosed amount of marijuana
plants that were being carefully cul-
tivated indoors. The row of plants
in the home looked like an indoor
garden.
Officials took several suspects
into custody after the discovery of
the grow houses. Jorge Luis Prieto,
40, of LaBelle, and Maikyel Corona-
do, 23, of Hialeah, are both facing
charges of possession of marijuana
over 20 grams, possession of nar-
cotic paraphernalia and operating
a drug house in connection with
the incident.
The second house, located at
8008 Royal Circle, also contained a
seemingly sophisticated grower
operation, with rooms dedicated..
solely to harvesting the illegal crop
As of last \\ eek, Priet'o and Cor:-
nado were still in the Hendry Coun-
ty Jail with bond set at $18,000
each.
Though it seems as though the
two discoveries might be connect-
ed, with both houses located near
one another both being discov-
ered on the same day- it is unclear
at this point whether such a con-
nection exists.
The case is still under investiga-
tion while officials look for the
owner of the property at 8008 Royal
Circle. Officials are not releasing
any further information, but more
arrests are expected, said Sheriff
Ronnie Lee


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to Okeechobee News
PAHOKEE Several groups
have come forward in Pahokee
to toss around the idea of utilizing
the old high school facility on
Main Street as something that
could potentially stir more inter-
est in the downtown area.
While nothing has yet materi-
alized, a group out of West Palm
Beach is hoping to move forward
with. plans to convert the facility
into a state-of-the-art learning
center that promises to be a focal
point of the city.
Already, city officials seem to
be in agreement with the con-
cept.
"We need a place for the more
mature of us," said Mayor J.P.
Sasser, who seemed to be excited
with the prospect of utilizing the
weathered building.
The Community Develop-
ment Foundation, the organiza-
tion heading the initiative, is no
stranger to the area.
In the wake of Hurricane
Wilma, the group came to the
city to offer help to the victims of
the hurricane who were strug-
gling with making repairs to their
homes because of their financial
situation, or because most con-
tractors had more work than they


"When we saw this building, we really saw a
great opportunity."
Judy Feliciano,
Foundation's development director.


could handle.
That's when they first took
notice of the building on Main
Street.
"We came here and we saw
some problems that needed to be
resolved," said Quetel Osterval,
with the group.
The group unveiled its prelimi-
nary plans at a recent city meet-
ing.
Upon entering the remodeled
facility, residents would have sev-
eral options, including using the
computer room and library to
gather information on a specific
subject, or visiting the planned
museum and chamber offices on
the second floor.
During work breaks, visitors
can enjoy a cup of coffee or some
food in the coffee area, complete
with several tables to accommo-.
date a sizable crowd of people.
No inch of the building would be
left unused, and several rooms
could accommodate classrooms
offering classes to the communi-
ty. A unique feature would be the
two spiraling staircases leading to


the second floor.
Of course, the work would
require a complete overhaul of
the present facilities, which are in
better condition outside than they
are inside, the group said. The
parking area, as an example,
would have to be restructured to
give residents easy access, with
perhaps four handicapped
spaces in the front for quick
access.
The foundation's key officials,
though, are excited at the
prospect of renovating the facility.
"We've taken buildings in
worse condition and made them
perfect," said Mr. Osterval.
Members of his organization
agreed.
"When we saw this building,
we really saw a great opportuni-
ty," said Judy Feliciano, the foun-
dation's development director.
"With the learning center, every-
body's going to want to come to
the area."
The group will continue work-
ing with the city to move the proj-
ect forward.


St. Johns River Water Management District
2006-2007 Budget Public Hearing
Date:.......................Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Time:...................... 5:05 p.m.
Places................... St. Johns River Water Management District
Governing Board Room
4049 Reid Street
Highway 100 West
Palatka, Florida 32177

This is a public hearing to adopt the Tentative Millage Rate and
Budget for the Fiscal Year October 1, 2006 through
September 30, 2007.



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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 8,
through Thursday, Sept.14, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Ant Bully" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7.p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 4:15 and
7.p.m. Monday at 3 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 4:15
and 7 p.m.
Also Showing: "Step Up" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 9
p.m. Monday at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2
and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "John Tucker Must
Die (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Invincible" (PG)
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.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools, as well-as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at (863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.
Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards program.
The property does not have to be
for sale and is open to.residential
and commercial property
throughout the county. For infor-
mation or to obtain entry forms,
contact Christy at (863) 697-3149
or Lori Mixon at (863) 763-000-1
Public recycling
drop-off bins open*
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle main-
tenance facility is open from 8
a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m.
until 5 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day. It is closed on weekends and
holidays. Only recyclable materi-
als such as newspaper, alu-
minum and metal cans, corrugal-
ed cardboard, glass jars and
bottles and plastics #1 through
#7 are accepted at the public
facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household haz-
ardous waste; and, batteries. For
more information: contact Rus-
sell Rowland, county solid waste
manager, at (863) 763-1811, or
Waste Management of Okee-
chobee at (863) 357-0111, or
(863) 763-4818.
Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others
the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red
Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Auto-
mated External Defibrillation,
and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Con-
tact the Okeechobee Branch of
the American Red Cross at (863)
763-2488 to find out more.
Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volun-
teers to serve as advocates for


residents of nursing homes and
assisted living facilities. Volun-
teers are specially trained and
certified to investigate and
resolve resident complaints and
to carry out inspections of facili-
ties. Licensed social workers,
pharmacists, elder law attorneys,
physicians, nurses and others
with a sincere interest in the eld-
erly are urged to apply. Call Linda
Slattery at (772) 595-1385.
Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby.and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Janet
at (863) 467-0183.


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IN MYHOME
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(863)634-7905


MALE BEAGLE w/camo col-
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Hwy.98 on Lofton (144th
Trail),. Friendly. 863-824-0262
METAL WALKER, in fron of Di-
vision of Forestry office.
(863)462-5160


CHECKBOOK & REGISTER,
Reward! (863)467-7415
GOATS- 2, Male & female,
Brown & white, Long ears.
Vic. Behind Four Seasons
since 8/27 (863)248-1658
SHEPHERD MIX, fem., 10
mos. old, w/distinctive un-
derbite, very friendly, vic. of
The Prarie., Sun., 9/3, family
pet. (863)467-9936


CATAHOULA MIX, all shots,
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Employment -
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Job Information 225
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ASSISTANT
MANAGER,
SERVERS NEEDED
(AM & PM) &
BUSBOY
For Busy
Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
COOK OR WAITRESS NEEDED
Buckhead Ridge
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (772)546-4191
DAIRY FOREMAN:
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Housing, Cell Phone, Lights.
Please Call 634-1758,
634-1756 or 763-5087
F/T PHARMACY
TECHNICIAN
Experenced preferred.
Bring your resume to
The Medicine Shoppe
105 NW 5th St.
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
ing them In the classl-
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BUSY LAW OFFICE
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organized and
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Fax Resume
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Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863),357-2442

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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


Services


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



J & J Building Contractors
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Garages
Seawalls
(863)634-2044
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er in the classifieds


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


YOGI BUSH HOG
SERVICES
863-697-8173
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
It In the classmlndt.


PET SITTING AVAILABLE
From reptiles to livestock.
Reliable & Dependable. Ref's.
954-547-7333/863-763-6540


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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materlals540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins.'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER -3 1/2 ton
central unit, Frigidaire, A/C &
Heat. $300. (863)697-2044.
CENTRAL A/C UNIT For M/H
or small house. 3 ton a/c &
heat. $200 or best offer.
863-467-6865


GUMBALL MACHINE, 1 cent
machine, 'about 50-60 years
old. $40 (225)753-0205


DISHWASHER, Whirlpool,
$100 (863)634-0517
GRILL, New, GE, electric, used
2 times. $20 (863)763-0141
leave message or call in eve-
ning.
HOT WATER HEATER new,
never used, 50 gallon, GE,
electric, will sell for $190.
(863)634-5113
KENMORE WASHER
Good cond. $100.
863-532-0080/532-0079
RANGE, electric, GE, white,
new, pd $600, sell for $400
or best offer. (863)634-7905
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
STOVE- GE glass top w/oven,
Beige, Works good. $100.
(863)467-3051
STOVE, Hotpoint, Electric,
good condition, $30.
(863)634-6325


SCHWINN 1955- Original con-
dition, $700. (863)467-5756.



ALUM. WINDOWS (8) 36x62
and (3) doubles 50x71. Ask-
ing $200 (772)618-0607


DOUBLE SINK- with faucet, al-
mond, $10 (863)675-1098
STAIRCASE, White, wood
grainliberglass win railing,
32"w x 32"h x 44"1. $95
(863)599-0833 Ciewistorn


CARPET- 8.5 X 11, white,
never used, $15.00
(863)675-1098
PIER 1, Natural Grass woven
rug. New. 90 sq. ft. $100 or
bestoffer. (863)441-1301


HIGHCHAIRS, CHG. TABLE &
Garden Center for kids. $75
for all, will sell sep. FREE
box clothes. 863-675-1847
TODDLER BED & DRESSER,
good condition. $200 or best
offer. (863)697-8084


PLUS SIZE CLOTHES- size 20,
with access, pant suits, skirt
suits, shoes, hats, $450 for
all will sep (863)635-0522
SCRUBS- 15 tops, Some
pants Size small. $50.
(863)697-8084


ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare albums, items
Irom Graceland, memorabilia.
1450 neg. (863)467-0627
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare iiem $600 all or
uest oiler 863-824-3358,
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(1000)- Racing & Comic. late
BOs early 90s Exc. corid. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943



PRESARIO LAP TOP-
Almost new. $250.
863-467-5756


CHINA CABINET. Solid wood,
2 pc. w5 srielves Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
COFFEE TABLE, 2 side tables,
rustic brown metal, tables
with glass tops, $175.
(863)763-6220
COFFEE TABLE, Cherry,
Queen Anne, excellent condi-
tion. $40 or best offer.
(863)763-0141 leave msg.
COUCH- like new, never used,
$300 (863)675-5737 Labelle
DINING ROOM TABLE- Tile
top, White wash, Peach tile
w/pattern, Seats 4. $150.
Firm (863)634-0387
DINING TABLE custom made
w/glass top, nice cond. Cost
$1150 new, sacrifice for
$125. (561)633-1371.
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
Mattress & Boxspring, queen
size, new, not slept on, out
of guest room, Moving Must
Sell $300. (863)357-3369
OFFICE DESKS, (4), metal,
$80 will sell separately.
(863)467-7415
ROCKER / RECLINER La-Z-
Boy. Brown, 5 mos old, Ex-
cellent condition. $300
(863)763-4920
SOFA, Reclining, pastel colors,
$100 neg. (863)261-3568
SOFAS (2), Matching, gray
w/flowers, good condition.
$150 or will separate.
(863)357-1352
WOOD BUNK BEDS
no mattresses. Good
condition. $75.863-673-6295



WEIGHT BENCH
with weights. $75.
863-673-6295


CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w, ighl kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep.,(561)633-1371
LIGHT FIXTURES, western
brand, rustic look, perfect for
bedroom or family room,
$50. (863)763-6220
Swag Lamps, (2), Tiffany
style, cream & dark green,
$100 for both.
(561)629-6213



LG. CHARCOAL BBQ GRILL
Barrel shaped. Good condition.
$50. or best offer
863-697-6507 anytime
PATIO TABLES, 1 large sofa
table & 2 large end tables,
white metal w/clear glass
tops .15 (561)629-:21 3


SCOOTER, Sonic, 3 wheel,
brand new, fold easy to fit in
trunk, $500. (239)823-1114
VIC'S VAPORIZER New
cond. in box. Bottle of solu-
tion incl. $14 or best offer.
863-675-2596


Dump Trailer, 5., riiFn to
tractor w/remote control hy-
draulic, new fir. & front plate,
$1000. (863)697-9704
NEON SIGN- Budweiser with
jumping bass. $280.
(863)610-1276
QUILT TOPS- 4, Squares for
more. Needs to be finished.
All for $10. or best offer.
(863)234-1700
SCRAP METAL REMOVAL
Automobiles, Farm equipment
& aluminum. Please call
(863)634-2792
SIGN- Lighted Vintage bar
sign, Budweiser. Bass fish-
ing. $40. 863-610-1276
STEEL SHELVING Good for
shed or shop use. 4 shelves,
approx. 4' high, 20" deep, 42"
long. $12. 863-675-2596


FREE HAMSTERS, (4) adults,
Need taming. 863-801-1302
MINIATURE PINCHER/GOLD-
EN RETRIEVER MIX: Approx.
13 wks. Female. Runt of liter.
Good home: (863)447-5305
SHIT-ZU PUPPY, Males, 4
months old. AKC Papers.
$500 (863)763-0449
TOY FOX TERRIER & Japa-
nese Chin both males $450L
for both. Or will sep.
(863)983-6537
YORKIE, ACA Male, 11
weeks old. Shots & health cer-
tificate $650. (863)763-6778



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


BILLIARDS TABLE- Older
model, Felt needs to be re-
placed. $100.
(863)467-3051
POOL TABLE- with balls, good
condition, $500
(863)634-3923


HOBART TIGMATE WELDER,
w/stick & tig welding, like
new, cost $1300, sell for
$850. (863)467-5725
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
TOOL BOXES -(3) w/tools.
2 welders, 1 mig, 1 stick.
$800/all, or will sell seperate'ly.
863-532-0080/532-0079


Wanted: Viking Lot, high &
dry w/road access. Rea-
sonable. (772)692-4114


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
OLD FLORIDA ART- paintings,
pics, and drawings, & Older
Firearms: Win,Wbys, pistols
(561)281-4153
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 I



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




BEAUTIFUL 4YR.OLD PAINT
Very sweet & lovable. Trims &

loads, bath/clips. Exc. Exp. rid-
er pref. $1500.863-467-7123
Mare Quarterhorse, 7 y,
old, with saddle, i.l : 1)

PALOMINO- Mare, 2 yr. :id,
Si lrtd ui'idr ;ljddl.. $1000.
86 3-.324--051 or.

Thoroughbred Mare. in i ',iiil i
German waim ilod :ij million,
super sweet, $2500.
(863)357-JUMP ;



Pasture Board, 5 acres, $75
per horse. (863)763-2692
TROY BUILT TILLER rear
twine, Bronco model. $500.'
863-467-6475
WEEDEATERS (2) used, gas
powered. $90 for both, will sell
separately 863-467-6475


RECYCLED LIME ready for de-
livery, limited quantity, high
calcium, Call for price quote.
Ground Pounders Trucking
772)460-0991
lal@bellsouth.net


Rentals I

RENT


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



LAKE OKEE, lbr, modern fur-
nished, screened porch, boat
dock, $195/week includes
utilities. (772)359-1640
N. ofOKEE-2 Br,1 Ba
12 mi. Nof Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
(863)467-1717 8:30am-
3:30pm, or email
vldpl@surfinthenet.net
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
vou looked for it?


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

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


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
mryanderdn@aol.com
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
LAKE ACCESS 3BR/2BA
1730 SF, L/R, D/R, F/R.
$1200/mo. $1K Dep.
863-357-1352
LOCATED ON AN ESTATE
2 BR, 1 BA, small 3rd room,
non smk. env., no dogs, lawn
service. $750 mo. + 1st., last
& $500 sec. dep.
(941)504-3954
Move in Special first months
rent free, 3BR/2BA, $1100
mo., last, security deposit,
6 month lease and references
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
OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
in Basswood. Nice neighbor-
rood rea nse. at. corner of
36lr, & 24n, huge yard. $950
mo. + $950 sec. View pic-
tures'@
www.lexbuyshouses.com
(561)715-1768 Ext.0000
OKEECHOBEE: 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba.
in Basswood. Nice neighbor-
hood. gray hse on corner of
36th & 28th, Huge yard. $950
mo. + $950 sec. View pic-
tures @
www lebuyihousces.com
15611715-i ;68
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
lade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar. Com-
munity pool. $1700. mo. +
1st& last (561)262-9191
TAYLOR CREEK WATER-
FRONT, 2br, 2ba, CBS House,
CAC & heat. No pets, Lawn
maint. $850.:mo., + 1st, Last
& Sec. (772)283-1006 or
(772)971-9474
TREASURE ISLAND RENTAL
4 BR, 2 Ba., CBS House
on the Water. Newly renovated
Lease & ref. req. $1425 mo.
+ $1925 sec. dep.
Please call 863-467-1788 or
863-634-9119
Your next Job could be In
today's classfleds. Ed
you look for It?



NOW LEASING -
NEW OFFICES
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE 900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740


Rental Needed, Belle Glade,
Pahokee, South Bay, Canal
Point, Lake Harbour or Clewis-
ton. Home, townhome or con-
do for professional couple.
Great tenants with references
& good credit. (561)261-9747
or email info to: ilv@ufl.edu


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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses 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 lnspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BASS WOOD, 3BR/2BA, 1 car
jarage ohice brand ne* CBS,
Ice l01. linancing avail ready
-iow. $179.900 863-484-0809
NEED TO SELL! Owner hiriance
avail. 3'2 laj:e access. Around
coInei Irom Buclhead LoOI.
1730 SF. L.'R, D'R FR Melal
rool. tront/oack decis $175F.'
863-634-5236


OKEE., Large 4br, 2ba, 2 car
gar. 80' Canal front, New Sea
wall, Tikki Hut, Fish cleaning
station, Nice Canal to Taylor
Creek, All new appl., Elec.,
A/C, Motivated SellerIl A
Steal at $245,000 Call for
more Info. (561)762-3309


Basswood Estates
By Owner, 2 Lots
1/4 acre each. $35,000 each
or best offer. (407)973-6503
NO IMPACT FEE!
Well, septic system, Ig. Oak &
Pine trees on beautiful 1 acre
building site at 940 W.
Frostproof Rd., Frostproof, FL
$45K. -800-840-6812-


Mobile Homes

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BHR W/F 3/2 Doublewide
$800mth. $1500 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets..
863-763-4031




LARGE 3br 2ba w/addition.
3 car carport, fenced yard,
lease w/option to buy.
Please call (863)634-3451
MOBILE HOME, 2BR/1BA,
Avail. 9/15. No pets.
$75Q/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. (863)763-0648



2Bd/1Ba
1 block from
Rim Canal at
J&S Estates
$850/Mo.
First, last & security.
863-634-7622
ON RIM CANAL: Another
Small, 1 Bdrm., $475. mo. (in-
cludes utilities). + $3.00 sec.
dep. (863)697-0214
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES DW
Mobile,. 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only. 1st,
last & $500 sec.
(954)260-1933.

Recreation I



Beats 3005
Camper/Re 3010
Jet Skilis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehiles/ATVs 3035



BASS BOAT, MOTOR/TRLR.
1991, 17' Grumman, w/70hp
Evinrude. Troll mtr, new bat.
$2500.863-467-8292 lv.msg.
BASS BOAT- Skeeter StarFire
175, Johnson GT 150hp &
trolling motor. Skeeter Trlr
$7500.05. 863-824-0441
LOGAN BASS BOAT, '79- good
cond. needs floor work, runs
great, $1100 (863)517-1963
OUTBOARD MOTOR, 115hp,
runs great, $800 or best of-
fer. (863)467-5725
SAIL BOAT- 23ft, w/trailer,
$1200 or best offer
(239)470-3701 LaBelle
-il


SAILBOAT- Hobie, 14', good
condition, older model, new
marine paint & new parts.
$450 neg. (239)634-4040
SAILBOAT, Spirit, 23' roller
reef, 9.9 Nissan, with gen-
erator & trailer, $2500.
(239)823-1114
SWEETWATER, '91, tripon
pontoon, '99 75hp Suzuki
eng., good cond., new seats
& generator, no trlr., $3500
or best offer. (863)467-8161


ARGOSY AIRSTREAM, '76,
Lirrjilei Edliiori pull canrper,
ec cr,,]i., $57 i0 of beal
offer. (863)467-9234
FIFTH WHEEL HITCH- Reese,
15K. lbs.' $175.
(863)610-1120
SCOOTER- Electric, 500 watt,
New, 2 wheel, Adult, Good
for RV or Park. $225.
(863)610-1120



WAVE RUNNER- 00 ,'amaha,
GP12OuR, Inow riours, asking
$3000 or b-est offer
(86316 tS.589i


HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON
lHEAD '74. :13500 Call or
details. 239 57-6889
LaBelle area.
HONDA CBR F3-600'98
Runs good! $2500..
863-675-5540
MOTORCYCLE/ATV JACK
Craftsman, aluminum, 15001b.
capacity. Brand New! $149.
.863-612-0093/239-872-2847
SUZUKI GS550L, '79, black,
exc. cond., $1800 or best
offer. (863)634-2280
SUZUKI INTRUDER LC
1500cc, lots of extras, strong
runner. Exc. cond. $5500.
863-674-0252



ELECTRIC SCOOTERS, (2),
good cond., barely used,
$175 for both or will sell
separately. (863)467-2687.
FOUR WHEELER- '01 Honda
Rancher 350, Z.-4, greai
shape, $3000 or Deil Onferr
(863)673-5891
GO CART- Runs, Pull start, 2
seater. $300.
(863)634-9153


Automobiles




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



FORD MUSTANG COUPE '87
4 cyl. auto, 10 Hole mags,
new Cooper Cobra tires,
30mpg. $1995.863-697-2882
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
HYUNDAI ACCENT- '96, 5
speed. Runs great. 74K.
Needs fuel pump. Great mile-
age $600. Neg 863-612-5010
TOYOTA CAMRY DX, '91, ex-
cellent gas mileage, runs
great, $2000 or best offer.
(863)763-5791


CADILLAC FLEETWOOD 1959,
New mufflers, Battery, Tune
Up. Exc. cond. Beautiful car.
$6950.863-357-7214 after 5p


ADR RIMS (4), With Kumho
tires, 205-40-17. $300
(863)610-0569
FORD MOTOR '98 5.4 L,
good running condition,
complete w/wiring harness.
$900.863-634-5289
GM 8.35 POSI DIFF- $150 or
best offer (863)467-8856
HITCH, Reese type, for '97-02
Expedition or '98-02 Naviga-
tor, $65. (863)610-1000
HOOD FOR FORD VAN
New in box, fits 1975 or new-
er. $75 Firm. 863-763-6629
RIMS- All gold knock off wire
wheels, 100 spoke 15x7, No
Hubs. $195. or best offer.
(863)763-3334
TIRES & RIMS, 15 assorted
16" tires and 8 lug rims,
$150 for all. (863)467-7415
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt Tur-
bo 700 w/rebuilt converter,


$350 or best offer
(863)467-8856


NICE HOUSE TO RENT
FOR NICE FAMILY

Preferable Spec's:

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

W-illCnsider Bl;T-M~i'
Call Ric |^hard(91) 74-90


In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday,
September 27, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2"' Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a
change in zoning will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 9:00 am In
the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2" Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the Clerk and of the Planning
Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2006-0646


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING
RECLASSIFICATION AND CONSIDERATION OF A
SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and
Appeals on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse,
304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, to consider a request for a
change in zoning from the existing classification of Residential
Rural (RR) to the proposed classification of Agriculture (A) and
to consider a Special Exception to allow a mine or borrow pit in
an Agriculture (A) zoning district. The property owner is 266
Trees, LLC. The applicant is Steve Griffin. The property
address is 8800 Highway 70 West and is more particularly
described as follows:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP
37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID
SECTION 22, THENCE SOUTH 0009'35" EAST ALONG
THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF
27.91 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD #70 AS PER
STATE ROAD DEPARTMENT R/W MAP FOR S.R. #70,
SECTION 91070-2507, SHEETS 2 AND 3 OF 4;
THENCE NORTH 8957'03" EAST ALONG SAID R/W LINE,
A DISTANCE OF 2796.53 FEET TO THE POINT OF
CURVATURE OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, SAID CURVE
HAVING A RADIUS OF 35.00 FEET AND CENTRAL ANGLE
OF 92'41'O8";
THENCE EASTERLY AND SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC
OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 56.62 FEET TO THE
POINT OF TANGENCY;
THENCE SOUTH 0238'11" WEST ALONG THE
WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF S.W. 87TH TERRACE, AS
PER OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 246, PAGES 969-970
AND OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 246, PAGES/971-972,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 1827.74 FEET TO THE POINT
OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT IN SAID
R/W LINE, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 665.00
AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 12'57'43";.
THENCE ':OUTH-v'E .TEAL' LOI.G THE A1C OF SAID
CURVE, c. COi'.TAItJ:E OF i',, 1.4 FEET T:., POINT OF
TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE;
THENCE SOUTH 1535'54" WEST CONTINUING ALONG
SAID WESTERLY R/W LINE, A DISTANCE OF 776.93 FEET
TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE TO THE
LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 350.00 FEET AND- A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 4823'24";
THENCE SOUTHERLY AND EASTERLY ALONG THE ARC
OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 282.93 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION;
THENCE CONTINUE SOUTHERLY AND EASTERLY
ALONG SAID WESTERLY R/W LINE, THE ARC OF A
CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 350.00 FEET
AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 15-07'38", A DISTANCE OF
88.45 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID
CURVE;
THENCE SOUTH 47o55'09" EAST, CONTINUING.ALONG
SAID R/W LINE, A DISTANCE OF 3.96 FEET TO THE
INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT
DISTRICTS LEVEE #62, SHEETS 2 AND 3 OF 6;
THENCE SOUTH 41"30'00" WEST ALONG SAID
NORTHERLY R/W LINE, A DISTANCE OF 379.99 FEET;
THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SAID NORTHERLY R/W
LINE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
THENCE NORTH 48=30'00" WEST, PERPENDICULAR TO
HE PRECEDING COUR-E 4 DOiTrJC E OF O:Ci FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 4130'00" WEST.,PERPENDICULAR TO
THE PRECEDING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 100.00
FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 48'30'00" EAST, PERPENDICULAR TO
THE PRECEDING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 60.00 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 41'30'00' WEST. PERPENDICULARR TO
THE PRECEDING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 1819.27
FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A.CURVE TO
THE RIGHT IN SAID R/W LINE, SAID CURVE HAVING A
RADIUS OF 885.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF
4050'00";
THENCE WESTERLY AND SOUTHERLY ALONG THEARC
OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 630:70 FEET TO THE
POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE;
THENCE SOUTH 82"20'00" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 221.26
FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE TO
THE LEFT IN SAID R/W LINE, SAID CURVE HAVING A
RADIUS OF 615.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF
2138'08"; .
-HErJ WESTERLY aliONG THE RC OF .zAID CURvE A
DiSTANCE CF 2: '- EET TO THE iljTEir-ECTioN
WITH A NON-TANGENT LINE IN SAID R/W LINE;
THENCE SOUTH 32'00'00" WEST, CONTINUING .ALONG
SAID R/W LINE, A DISTANCE OF 66.02 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 58B00'00' WEST, PERPENDICULAR TO
THE PROCEEDING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF 70.00
FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF AFORESAID SECTION 22;
THENCE NORTH 00*09' 35" WEST ALONG SAID WEST
LINE OF SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF 2212.12 FEET TO
THE POINT OF CURVE OF A NON TANGENT CURVE TO
THE LEFT, OF WHICH THE RADIUS POINT LIES NORTH
05-08'56' EAST, A RADIAL DISTANCE OF 11,260.28 FEET;
THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE ARC, THROUGH A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 04'10'26", A DISTANCE OF 820.29
FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 88'22'21" EAST A DISTANCE OF 762.55
FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A
RADIUS OF 130.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF
364517";
THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE ARC A DISTANCE OF
83.39 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 51*37'03" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 95:25
FEET. TO A POINT OF CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A
RADIUS OF 170.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF
4634,36";
THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE ARC A DISTANCE OF
138.20 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 8148'21" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 290.51
FEET;
THENCE NORTH 7829'02" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 359.37
FEET;
THENCE NORTH 57'12'30" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 53.13
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
CONTAINING 81.53 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
in the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday,
September 27, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a
change in zoning will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 9:00 am in
the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments
and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made and that the record includes the
testimony and evidence'upon which the appeal will be based.
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition R-2006-0645 and S-2006-0651




NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING
RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Planning Board on Tuesday, September
26, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2" Street,
Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change in
zoning from the existing classification of Residential Single
Family (RSF) to the proposed classification of Residential
General (RG). The property owners and applicants are
Sylvester and Penny Butler. The property is located on SE 2"'
Street, between SE 14' Avenue and SE 16" Avenue, and is
more particularly described as follows:
Lots 1 and 2 of Block 7, BET-HER ACRES subdivision,
according to plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 12,
Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.


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NOTICE OF TAX INCREASE



The South Florida Water Management District

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21.21 percent District-at-large,

21.13 percent Okeechobee Basin &

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This tax increase is applicable to

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All concerned citizens are invited to attend a

public hearing on the proposed tax increase to

be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2006,

at 5:15 p.m. at the South Florida Water

Management District, Building B-1 Auditorium,

3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach,

Florida


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at
7:00 pm In the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a SPECIAL
EXCEPTION to allow a retailfaciltyof more than 20,000 square feet in a
Commercial (C) zoningdistricL The property owner is Okeechobee 441,
LLC. The applicant Is Home Depot USA, Inc. The property address is
2700 Highway 441 S. and is more particularly described as follows:
A portion of that parcel of land lying in Sections 27 and 28, Township 37
South Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, Described in official
record Book 200, page 415, Public record of Okeechobee County, Florida,
Being more particularly described as follows; Commencing at the south-
east comer of the Northeast 1/4 of the southeast 1/4 of said Section 28,
Bear N 00 06' 56' W to the northerly fight of way line of Charles W. Har-
vey Memodial Highway (Wolff Road Extension), as described in official
record Book 35, Page 700, Public records of Okeechobee County, Flori-
da, a distance of 40.00 feet (40.81 feet per deed) to the point of begin-
ning; thence bear S 89 19'17" W along said northerly nght-of-way line
of Charles W. Harvey Memorial Highway, A distance of 158.32 feet,
Thence bear N 00 07' 51 W distance of 180.09 feet'; thence bear N
89 54' 58" W to the intersection with the east right-of-way line of State
Road No.15 (U.S. Hwy 441), A distance of 200,00 feet thence bear N
000 10' 23" W along said East right-of-way line of State Road No 15 (U.S.
HWy 441) a distance of 361.29 eet Thence bear N 890 48 13" E, A dis-
tance of 200.00 feet; Thence bear N 00 02' 34" W to the intersection with
the North boundary line of that parcel of land described in official record
book 200, Page 415, Public records of Okeechobee County, Floroida, a dis-
tance of 269.05 feet Thence bear N 89 18 28" E along said north boun-
dary line ofthat parcel of land described in official record book 200 page
415 to the Intersection wIith the east line of Section 28, A distance of
158.52 feet, Thence continue N 890 18'28" E along the North boundary
line of that parcelof land described In official record book200, Page 415.
A distance of 640.87 feet Thence bear 8 O0 10' 23" E along the East
boundary line of that parcel of land described In official Record Book 200,
Page 415, to the intersection with the said Northerly right-of-way line of
Charges W. Harvey Memorial Highway, distance of 811.59 feet; Thence
bear S 89 19 17"W along the said Northerly fight-of-way line of Charles
W. Harvey Memorial Highway, a distance of 641.80 feetto the point of be-
ginning.
Said Parcel "A" containing 721,457 square feet, 16.5624 acres
In the eventthat all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the
hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 7:00
.pm In the Commission Meeting Room, Okechobee County Courthouse,
304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITYTO BE HEARD
ATTHIS PUBLIC HEARING. Ahy person deciding to appeal any decisioti
by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based..Planning and
Development tapes are forth sole purpose of backup for official record of
the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # S-2006-0656
160852 ON 9/8/06



Okeechobee County is seeking funding through Florida Recreation Development and
Assistance Program (FDAP) for the instaation of picnic tables, fire grills, fire
rings and park benches at Okee-Tante Recreation Areas.
The Ne ill ba pu rll. iiT o I nit ap o f Tu l:and.iy rIes,.r,' Ib ? e ')u il 01) a ,T, IT
Coumy C 0OiT0,TPiiu i.lnTiber CourriJou.ft lli W 2",l .ree i oCj..t'rid,or Is

FRDAP fund could provide up to $200,000 for this project The gonerat public i
Invited to attend the meeting and offer input concerning the proposed Oke-Tantie
Rereation Area Improvements.


John W. AbneySr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
160789 ON 9/8/06


Okeechobee r u nty, R iI d
'Okeechobee County, Rorida.


CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS
The Okeechobee Coury Sri.ro Buoita ,T, ':oC in Executive Session on Friday,
September 15, 2006, it .30 am ,i i nI e of the Superintendent, 700 S.W.
2nd Avenue, Okeichobee. The meeting is between the Board, ,tri. anrrey ,ant
negotiator In preparation for contract negotiations with teacher ant classmed em-
ployee bargaining units. .
At 9:00 am. on Friday, September 15, 2006, the School Board will enter. contract
negotiations with the Okeechobee County Education Association #1604. The ne-
gotating sessions are open o the public and will be held in Room 303 of the
School BoardAdministration Building at 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee.
PatriciaG. Cooper, Ed.D.
1589915 ON 9/8/06

How dO you nM a job In One man's trash Is anoth-'
today's competitive er man's treasure. Turn
mnu t? HIn the employ- your, trash to treasure
mei t section of the cias- Wh an ad in the classi-
5flieds ieds. ',L .,


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF INSTALLATION
OF A USED DWELLING UNIT
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Board of Adjustments and Appeals on
Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 7:00 pm In the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2"
Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a PERMIT
APPLICATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A USED
DWELLING UNIT in a. Residential Mixed (RM) zoning district.
The property owners and applicants are Roger and Laurie
Elgin. The property address Is 1065 NE 621 Avenue and is
more particularly described as follows:
Being a parcel of land lying in Section 18, Township 37
South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Also
being a portion of Lot 6-K on the unrecorded plat of FOUR
SEASONS ESTATES and being further bounded and
described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 18,
Thence North 8917'33" West along the South boundary
line of said Section 18, a distance of 1289.59 feet to a point
lying on the East right-of-way of NE 60' Avenue (B&K
McArthur Road); Thence North 00'03'07" East along East
right-of-way, a distance of 3284.40 feet to a point lying on
the north right-of-way of NE 9" Way; Thence South
8954'53" East along said North right-of-way, a distance of
214.59 feet to a point; Thence North 0004'22" East, a
distance of 101.72 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING;
Thence continue North 000422" East, a distance of
101.72 feet to a point; Thence South 8954'53" East, a
distance of 214.12 feet to a point lying on the West right-
of-way of NE 62- Avenue (NW 3r Avenue); Thence South
00,04' 22" West along said West right-of-way, a distance of
101.72 feet to a point; Thence North 8954'53" West a
distance of 214.12 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday,
September 27, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments
and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings Is made and that the record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based.
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # M-2006-0270 ,


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A VARIANCE
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Board of Adjustments and Appeals on
Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 7:00 pm In the County
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse,
304 NW 2W" Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a
VARIANCE thorn ear eblDa.ck reaurenmenis in a Re',oaer.nai
Single Fa.rrly IRSF) zoning district Te property oner arenaa
applcanl is Brad Walpole The pirperly ic:. led al 3016 fli
in Sireat ana l., mri pran,.cuariy de':s rbe a-i lollovi,
Lots 1 and 2, Block 61, a subdivision of a part of
OKEECHOBEE PARK in Section 17, Township 37 South ,
Range 35 East, according to the plat thereof, Plat Book 1,
PE q6 28 pur.hc rac., o' f Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday,
September 27, 2006. at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2" Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments
and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made and that the record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based.
Pianr,.n. arna De.a3pnrr.rI ap:' a- [. i,r r. sole purpose of
ra.,1 up IOr Ctilr i re.:.rd;, ,i r, ,l'p rnn-,rIni
Wil,aID, oyCe Pirn,,.rg oiruciur
Petition # V-2006-0156

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CHEVY- '90's model, 4x4,
Runs. $800. or best offer.
(863)634-9153
DODGE, '78, 1 ton, 4 wheel
drive, needs minor work,
runs good, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-4221
FORD '77, many new parts in-
cluding motor. $800.
(863)697-8575
FORD F150'88 4x4
auto, new tires, needs some
wonr [Jl run i r. [,i est
on f IiV t T.1,mi T g.
FORD F150, '94, w/matching
topper, $2500. Call John @
(863)484-0326 or
863)467-9470
TOYOTA PICKUP '82
5 spd., 30+mpg, does not
smoke, 1 owner 18 yrs. 2
spares. $675. 863-697-2882


Public Notices
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be hold at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okooeechobee,
Florida 34972 on September 22, 2006,
at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Stat-
ute 713.78 for unpaid towing and stor-
i.,. ,-,,i . ',:.ir, make, model and
,,, ir r, : In, ',l, ,
1991 Nissan 2 Door Sentra
VIN#11N4EB32AOMC756624
1993 Pontiac Grand Prlx
VIN#1G2WH54T3PF242975
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Soller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE!
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's.
160770 ON 9/8/2006


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and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more suceesfullt



CHEVY BLAZER 4X4 '82
new 454 mtr., 33/1250 Super
Swamper tires. Runs great!
$2500 Neg. 863-342-2042
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in-

the classifleds


CAR HAULER, Steel Diamond
plate bed, new tires, springs,
lights, wiring. $1300
(863)946-3857
DUMP TRAILER, $2500.
(239)633-7173
FLATBED- for a 1 ton truck, 8
x 11, asking $500
(561)996-9264
STORAGE TRAILER, 8ft x 18ft,
aluminum Kidron Reefer Box,
no cooling unit, w/gooseneck
trlr.$1200neg. (561)996-9264
Utility Trailer, 5'x8', ramp
gate, new, $750.
(239)633-7173


DODGE CUSTOM '85 Runs
good. $700. 239-462-7722
FORD WINDSTAR'94
new tres, alarm, keyless entry,
needs crank kit. $600 or best
offer. 863-634-4306
MAXIVAN- '87, 3/4 ton, Good
condition $1500. Or best of-
fer. (863)357-1741


Community Events


Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering religious
education classes for children beginning Sunday, Sept. 17. Registrations for
Catholic Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.)are now being accepted. Classes for chil-
dren 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.

Chamber Coffee Klatch scheduled
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be hosted by
Affordable Art Gallery, 116 S.W. Fourth Ave., 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21. For
information, call (863) 357-3200.

Donated baby items needed
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is looking for donations of new baby
items and/or volunteers for our Educational Baby Shower to be held on Sept. 29.
Anyone interested in helping or donating may call (863) 462-5877.

Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will be hosting the second annual Greater Open Golf
Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, 405
N.E. 131st Lane, with a tee off time of 8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for longest
drive, closest to the pin, and the first, fourth and second-to-last place teams. A
car will be awarded for a hole-in-one. Registration will take place from 7 until 8
a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served. Lunch will be provided during the
awards presentations. For information on sponsorships and team sign-up, con-
tact Raulerson Hospital official Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702. All proceeds will
go to the United Way of Okeechobee.

Hospice hosting Boots and Pearls Gala
Hospice of Okeechobee will present a Boots and Pearls Gala on Friday, Oct.
13, at the KOA Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Sponsorship opportunities are
available. All donations will help fund the Hamrick Home residence. For infor-
mation contact Sandra Pearce at (863) 763-2684.


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Free prostate screenings offered
The Okeechobee Cancer Center and Dr. Marvin J. Young, M.D., will sponsor
free prostate cancer screenings on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. until noon,, at
301 N.E. 19th Drive. A continental breakfast will be served. Call (863) 357-0039
for an appointment.

Healthy Start Coalition plans yard sale
Healthy Start Coalition will hold a yard sale on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m.
until 1 p.m. at Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. They
are seeking donations of baby items such as, furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity
clothes, strollers, car seats and anything for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the
yard sale will be used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the community.For
information, call (863) 462-5877.

Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five brass and percus-
sionists, 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 car-
tridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school supplies to be used by all
students. To donate empty printer or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at
YMS, 925 N.W 23rd Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
(863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.

Martha's House needs computer
Martha's House is in need of an updated working computer for their shelter. It just
needs to have basic programs and the capability of internet connection. To donate
this item, call (863) 763-2893 or (863) 610-9192 and ask for Stephanie or Kim. If there
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