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The National Senior Classi-
cal League is an association ot
college students %\ho studied
Latin or Greek in high school.
As members of the Junior
Classical League, they com-
peted in academic and cre-
atiae projects at regional,
state, and national fora. They
made friends \%whom they
looked forward to seeing at
the next state and nationals.
Upon graduating from high
school, they didn't want their
classical associations to be
mere memories. So they
joined the NSCL and contin-
ued to schedule their summer
vacations around the National
Forum that they had grown to
% alue and love.
Senior Classical League,
Smei'bers attend state and
national fora, not as competi-
tors, but as organizers and
leaders in the \ ide variety of
athletic and entertainment
events. SCL also provides
scholarships for forum atten-
As a JCLer at Okeechobee
High School, James Black
served as local treasurer and
president of OJCL. commonly
knowu n as Latin Club. At the
end of his junior year, he also
was elected parliamentarian
of Florida's state organization,
the FJCL, for 2003-2004. Hav-
ing attended three national
fora in Kentucky, Texas, and
Virginia, he became' well
known to Latin students
across the nation.
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Officials of Real Life Children's Ranch took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new
residence that will house six children and their house parents. Cutting the ribbon are:(
left to right), Dave Gearheart, Janie Sheldon, Michael Sheldon, Mary Ellen Fraser, Pres-
ident of Real Life Children's Ranch, Rosie Brennan, Mary Young, and Scott Fraser,
Ranch opens new Christian home
By Pete Gawda
The Heritage Home, a Christ-
ian home building hope and
character for today 's youth was
dedicated Saturday at Real Life
Children's Ranch, 777TU. S. 441
Real Life Children's Ranch
provides a Christian residential
group home for boys and girls
who are physically, sexually, or
emotionally abused, homeless,
neglected or mildly disturbed.
The seven bedroom four
bathroom house was complet-
ed in two and half years. Real
Life Children's Ranch Executive
Director Scott Fraser said that
the house was completed with
90 percent volunteer labor.
There are 33,000 square feet of
living space with a 900 square
foot garage and utility room.
The house wilt replace an
almost 20-year-old mobile
There are 24 children at Real
Life Children's Ranch who live
in four different homes. Each
home has six children and is
staffed with a married couple
who serve as parents. Each
home does things together as a
family. The children live in a
family unit, attend local
schools, and raise livestock as
4 H and Future Farmers, of
The ranch strikes to provide
a consistent,. well-structured
environment characterized by
a health balance of discipline,
recreation, education outdoor
and indoor chores, spiritual
guidance and character devel-
Bob and Mary Young will
serve as house parents to six
girls in the new house. The
Youngs have been at the ranch
for 12 and a half years. They
have spent almost their entire
married life here, coming to
the ranch just seven months
after the\ got married. They
have two children of their own
:and they have adopted tw\o.
. Rev. Robert Raburn, secre-
tary of the board of directors,
conducted a ceremony dedi-
cating the new house to the
glory of God. He offered a
prayer of dedication and the
doorposts of the house were
anointed \% ith oil.
The honor of actually cut-
ting the ribbon went to Mary
Ellen Frazer, who with her late
husband James P. Fraser, start-
ed the ranch in 1957.
"God has blessed Real Life
Children's.Ranch, not for what
we are but for Who He is" Mrs.
After the ceremony, there
)were tours of the house and
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Walkers shared over half
a century in Okeechobee
By Twila Valentine,
edited by MaryAnn Morris
From 1977 until her death
in 2003, Independent Newspa-
pers of Florida was privileged
to have on staff a superb writer
and historian, Twila Valentine.
Mrs. Valentine wrote much
about the history of the people
and places around Lake Okee-
chobee and about the lake
itself. Together with Okee-
chobee's Betty Williamson,
President of the Okeechobee
Historical Society, she co-
authored a book, now in its
A weekly series
By Twila Valentine
second printing, "Strolling
down Country Roads in Okee-
We will be dipping back
into some of these stories
from time to time as we are
now with an interview with
Thelma Holmes Walker, who
was 87 years old in 1989 when
Twila interviewed her. She
recalled many glimpses and
anecdotes from more than
eight decades in Okeechobee.
"Thelma shared her life
with John Hardy Walker, Jr. for
nearly 53 years before his
death in 1972. Those years in
Okeechobee took the couple
from Okeechobee's most
See History Page 2
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Ricardo Silvas, 5, and his grandmother, Ramona Silvas,
seemed to be having a great time as they had lunch togeth-
er on Grandparents' Day, Wednesday, Sep. 6 at Central Ele-
mentary School. Today, Grandparents Day is celebrated.
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primitive days right into modern
"My brother and I had a cold
drink stand here in Okeechobee.
We sold it, but we owned it for a
good long time. It was right on
the main street and we sold
fruit, cigars and cigarettes.
Father Walker, my husband's
daddy and old man Frank Pearce
came into the stand together
and I sold the a cantalope and
made a mistake on the change,"
she said laughing.
She said that one of her regu-
lar customers was the then-sher-
iff Pogy Bill Collins. "He was
sheriff and he was a pretty rough
character when he first started
being sheriff. But he befriended
a lot of people. There was a lady
named Lamband he boarded at
her place and he used to eat
there. He had one of her ,boys
that he was especially fond of I
can't remember which one it
was, but it was one of the
- younger ones. He thought so
much of him and did so much
for him. He helped her (Mrs.
SLamb) out a lot too, when he
"He married a mighty sweet
girl, Etta Dupree. After he got to
be a lawman he was really fine.
He wasn't cruel or nothing like
that, but when he spoke, he
meant it," she said.
On July 5, 1939, Thelma was
married to John Hardy Walker,
Jr. She was 17 years old. She
* recalled her rather exasperating
"I was married at Ft. Drum.
Judge (G.C.) Durrance made me
so mad. I was going to get mar-
ried at my uncle's house (in
Okeechobee) where I was stay-
ing. It had stormed and there
was water all the way to Ft.
Drum. We were supposed to be
married at eight o'clock. But we
John Hardy Walker Sr., Thelma Holmes Walker's father in law
was one of the first owners of the fledgling Okeechobee Call,
the first newspaper published in "Tantie".
had to go to Ft. Drum because
my daddy hadn't signed the
papers. It was eleven o'clock
before we got married," she
Through the years, her hus-
band worked at several ranches.
One of them was owned by a
New York native, Lytle Hull and
was located at Dad's Island
between Ft. Drum and Basinger.
She said he also worked for
Acree and that ranch was locat-
ed just north of town and today
is the Daniels' Ranch.
"She said that in the early
years, the road between Okee-
chobee City and Ft. Drum was
just a wagon road and it seemed
to her that it was usually cov-
ered with water, making travel
The couple became parents
of four children. The oldest,
John Hansen was born in 1920
and was delivered by Dr. Anna
Darrow. Daughters Althea (Bar-
nett) and Doretha (Yoemans)
followed. Her youngest was
another son, Jerry. The three
younger children reside in Okee-
chobee, her eldest son died fol-
She recalled that her love of
camping, developed as a young-
ster, was nourished by her hus-
band. Some of their trips were
made quite spontaneously.
"Hardy was the tax assessor
for four years. And he'd come
from the office and he'd say,
'Let's go roost some turkeys.'
So, we'd go out to where Uncle
Teat's ranch was and I'd put on
my overalls and we'd roost
turkeys at Shin Hammock. One
afternoon, we was out camping
and he went off to roost turkeys,
but, they came in all around us.
We used to camp a lot. I sure did
love it, too," she said.
She said that when Hardy
stepped out of the tax assessor's
office, Buddy LaMartin ran for
the office, won the election and
held the spot for many years.
"He lived with us when he
was a little boy. He lived with my
step-mother. When he was a
man, he came and stayed with
us. We carried him to Rolling
College and that's where he got
his education," she said.
She said the men hunted
mainly for deer and turkeys.
"When we needed some-
thing, my husband would go out
and kill it. He and Olan Pearce
and John Norman would go out
and kill a turkey for Thanksgiv-
ing. We didn't know what it was
to go out and buy a turkey. We'd
just have a wild one," she said.
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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
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.
Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community,
the Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption cer-
tificates for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used
directly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural
products on a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use,
these tax exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural
Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Tay-
lor Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on
U.S. 441 S.E.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful
not to hit one of the gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conserva-
tion Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers
and Everglades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating
and will be even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller
of an outboard motor.
Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to iden-
tify the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business
owners located in the downtown local planning area (LPA),
which is the target district for data input. Businesses outside the
LPA are urged to participate.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritiz-
ing projects that will help the business community direct issues of
concern to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website
www.mainstreetokeechobee.com; or, by contacting Executive
Director Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.
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Three leading members of National Senior Classical League
are, left to right, Heather Albright, graduate of Satellite High
; School presently attending Stetson University in marketing;
James Black, O.H.S. graduate majoring in mechanical engi-
neering at F.S.U.: and Sarah Peebles, Classics major at U.F.,
an alumna of Leon High School in Tallahassee. The three
friends were among the college students who organized ath-
letic contests and entertainment at the National Junior Clas-
sical League forum the last week of July.
Kara Black, left, was the third place winner in the large mod-
els competition at the National Junior Classical League
forum in July. Attending with Kara were O.H.S. sponsor
Karen Rieffel and Kara's brother James. Mrs. Rieffel is state
treasurer of the Classical Association of Florida.
SCL names James Black, national president
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The National Senior Classical
League is an association of col-
lege students who studied Latin
or Greek in high school. As mem-
bers of the Junior Classical
League, they competed in aca-
. demic and creative projects at
regional, state, and national fora.
They made friends whom they
looked forward to seeing at the
next state and nationals. Upon
graduating from high school, they
didn't want their classical associa-
tions to be mere memories. So
they joined the NSCL and contin-
ued to schedule their summer
vacations around the National
' Forum that they had grown to
value and love.,
Senior Classical League mem-
bers attend state and national
fora, not as competitors, but as
organizers and leaders in the wide
variety of athletic and entertain-
ment events. SCL also provides
scholarships for forum attendees..
As a JCLer at Okeechobee
High School, James Black served
- as local treasurer and president of
OJCL, commonly known as Latin
Club. At the end of his junior year,
he also was elected parliamentar-
ian of Florida's state organization,
the FJCL, for 2003-2004. Having
attended three national fora in
Kentucky, Texas, and Virginia, he
became well known to Latin stu-
dents across the nation. Elected
parliamentarian of SCL in Virginia'
for his freshman year at FSU, he
subsequently was elected vice-
president at the University of Mis-
souri at Columbia. This past year
in this position, he was the officer
in charge of the Olympika events
Kara Black, daughter of Raia and Jeff Black of Okeechobee,
entered facsimiles of ancient musical instruments, including
a tambourine, pan pipes, single pipes, and a lyre she made
with a turtle shell at the national Latin forum. Her work was
very popular with sponsors, who photographed the instru-
ments to show their classes.
and assisted in presenting the
popular talent show "That's
The last week of July, the 2006
forum was held at Indiana Univer-
sity in Bloomington. There James
was elected president of the
National Senior Classical League.
Along with the vice-president,
Sarah Peebles, a Classics major
from the University of Florida, he
will fly to Knoxville in October.
They will meet with national JCL
staff and executive committee
.members to choose the specific'
facilities,at the,, University of Ten-,
nessee, site of the 2007 forum,,
and establish the upcoming agen-
da. James will also attend the fall
planning committee meeting in
enjoy the competition, cama-
raderie, and potential for leader-
ship that JCL forum provides.
It is particularly satisfying,
when people from the coast say
in disbelief, "Okeechobee teaches
Latin???" to respond with "Cer-
tainly, and an Okeechobee gradu-
ate is national president of the
Senior Classical League!"
As a graduating senior, James
was chosen the most likely in his
class to be President. Politics may
not be in his future, but JCL has
given him the opportunity to
develop his leadership potential
and fulfill his classmates' expecta-
tions for national office. Congrat-
ulations, James! The Okeechobee
School System has good reason
to be proud of its graduates!
Jacksonville this September to
help organize state forum held
Although many of the organiz-
ers of Latin forum are Classics
teachers and majors, many are
not. James is majoring in
mechanical engineering. The
state, chairman of the Indiana
Junior Classical League, Dennis
Bartlow, has attended national
forum for 45 years. Mir Bartlow is
city editor for the Danville, Illinois,
newspaper. Every year there are
attendees froh many professions.
and walks of life who have so
appreciated their NJCL experi-
ence that they have returned year
after year to help provide current
high: students the opportunity to
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Hermenegilda Martinez, age
98 of Okeechobee, died Saturday,
Sept. 9, 2006 at Okeechobee
Health Care. Mrs. Martinez was
the daughter of Juan Miguel and
Angela Martinez. She was born in
Isla DePinos, Cuba and was a
homemaker and her faith Jeho-
vah's Witnesses of Okeechobee.
She is predeceased by two
sons, Walfrido and Emilio Soto
and her husband, Occar 0. Sotto.
She is survived by three sons:
Gilberto, Gregorio, and Jesus
Soto; two daughters, Alejandrina
and Caridad Soto, 15 grandchil-
dren, and many great grandchil-
Visitation will be held Sunday,
Sept. 10 from 7 until 9 p.m. at the
funeral home, a service will be
held during that time.
Friends may sign the guest
book at www.bassokeechobeefu-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral and Crematory.
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Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to
be part of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King
Day parade. To become a part of the committee, call George
Robinson at (863) 610-0973.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
,'chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796
U.S. 441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m.
until 1 p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot,
2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month
'from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of August may be
skipped. For information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood types
are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications
and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure
donations can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all
Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services
available at no charge to help people in their search for the
right employee or job. For more, visit their web site at
www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863) 462-5350.
Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and
over. Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.
Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7
p.m. on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Par-
rott Ave. Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For
information, contactthe Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-
6464. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Shriner's pro-
Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The clfss of 1.987 ;is planning their 20th year high school
reunion for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class
members. Please send information via e-mail to:
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie
Raulerson Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and
crafts for seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thurs-
day and bluegrass and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30
a.m. The center would like to expand its activities to groups
that would like to play board games, card games and bingo. If
anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact Sheila at (863)
462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come down and
talk to us. Activities are,,held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.
Ornament sales benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a lim-
ited edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24
karat gold on brass and includes a numbered certificate and
,'historical information. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds
from the sale of the ornaments will go to the ORE scholarship.
1To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton,
(863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion
*Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.
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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.
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.P to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian 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 1:30 p.m.
at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meet-
ing 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 their web site at
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
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 infor-
mation, 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
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International 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 invit-
ed 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 informa-
tion, 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 information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths
to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as
the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at ChuCch of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quitters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510
or (863) 467-2425. .
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call .(863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thurs-
days. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the
next camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Sec-
ond Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck
at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
. until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W.
Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St., from 7 until p.m.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-7954.
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restau-
rant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold at
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace edu-
cation and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side
by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.
Meeting on lake regulation slated
A public meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the
Okeechobee Civic Center, U.S. 98 N., beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss proposed revi-
sions 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 S.R. 78 in
Buckhead Ridge from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, 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. Par-
ticipants must be age 55 or older to qualify for auto insurance
discounts in Florida. For information or to sign up, contact
instructor Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.
Church observes Grandparent's Day
Abundant Blessings Church, 4550 U.S. 441 N., will be
observing Grandparents Day on Sunday, Sept. 10. All seniors
and grandparents, along with families, are invited. The service
will begin at 10:30 a.m. with lunch to follow. There will also be
an opportunity for families to have their photos taken free of
charge. For information, call the church office at (863) 763-
Church plans special service
The Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., invites
everyone to attend their 6 p.m. service Sunday night, Sept. 10,
to share in an in-depth study on Sound Doctrine to be led by
Reverend Joe Bishop.
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. con-
temporary; and, 11 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 welcome. We will be electing officers. For informa-
tion, 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 Center, 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 Coalitionrisk/assess-
ment 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
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 Observa-
tion Patrol will provide security and traffic control. The sched-
ule is: Tuesday, Sept. 12, Central 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 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.
Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition monthly meet-
ing 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
Chamber members will meet
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will hold a gener-
al membership luncheon at noon on Sept. 13 at the Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Speakers from the Cham-
ber of Commerce 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
Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. All interested persons are
invited. Assistance for handicapped persons may be arranged
by contacting the Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Mar-
tin and Okeechobee Counties at (772) 489-8120.
Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okee-
chobee High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the Ameri-
can Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be
accepted at any Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located
at 305 E. N. Park St. Checks must be written to the American
Red Cross Hurricane Wilma Disaster Relief Fund, and the cus-
tomer will be given a Red Cross receipt.
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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, September 10, 2006
USDA disaster aid Livestock Market Report
deadline is near
ranchers have until Sept. 29, 2006,
to apply for four 2005 hurricane
disaster programs, announced
Kevin L. Kelley, State Executive
Director of the USDA's Farm Ser-
vice Agency (FSA) in Florida.
Sign-up began on May 17 for
the four programs, which provide
aid to producers who suffered
losses due to the destructive hurri-
canes of 2005.
"We are doing everything we
can at FSA to help farmers recover
from the devastation brought by
last year's hurricanes," said Kelley.
"I'm encouraging all producers to
contact their local FSA office as
soon as possible so they can enroll
in these programs before the
deadline, because there are no
late filed provisions for these pro-
The four programs Livestock
Indemnity Program (LIP), Feed
Indemnity Program (FIP), Hurri-
cane Indemnity Program (HIP),
and Tree Indemnity Program
(TIP) are funded through Section
32 of the Act of August 24, 1935.
Agriculture Secretary Mike
Johannes authorized the use of
$250 million from Section 32
funds in October 2005 for crop dis-
aster, livestock, tree, and aquacul-
The Livestock Indemnity Pro-
gram provides payments to eligi-
ble livestock owners and contract
growers who incurred the death
of livestock due to the hurricanes.
The Feed Indemnity Program pro-
vides payments to eligible live-
stock owners and cash lessees
who suffered feed losses or
increased feed costs due to the
hurricanes. Hurricane Indemnity
Program provides payments to eli-
gible producers who suffered crop
losses and received either a Feder-
al Crop Insurance Corporation
crop insurance indemnity or an
FSA Noninsured Crop Disaster
Assistance Program (NAP) pay-
ment. Due to how eligibility is
determined for HIP, all producers
who either filed a claim with a re-
insurance company or received
an indemnity must contact the
county FSA office prior to Septem-
ber 29. The Tree Indemnity Pro-
gram provides payments to eligi-
ble owners of commercially
grown fruit trees, nut trees, bush-
es, and vines that produce an
annual crop and were lost or dam-
aged due to the hurricanes.
To be eligible for this assis-
tance, a producer's loss must have
occurred in one of the 261 coun-
ties that received a primary presi-
dential or secretarial disaster des-
ignation due to 2005 Hurricanes
Dennis, Katrina, Ophelia, Rita, or
Wilma. A list of the eligible coun-
ties in Alabama, Florida,
Louisiana, Mississippi, North Car-
olina, and Texas is available at
September 5, 2006
Prices are holding pretty steady. Cows and bulls were steady. Calves
were mostly steady with strong demand. Heifers over 400# were $3-
4.00 higher. All heavy calves were in good demand.
Bronson Partnership, Kissimmee, topped the calf market with a
high of $2.10. Graham Farms, Miami Lakes topped the cow market
with a high of $49.00.
We will have our replacement heifer sale October 6, our Graham
Angus sale, October 20 and our Lemmon Angus sale October 27.
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My Duel with Punta Espada
By Daniel Shube -I.,-
When I traveled to Punta
Cana last weekend to visit Cap
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Punta Espada translates into
tip of the sword, named for the
bluff that juts out into the
turquoise Caribbean Sea. While
I fell in love with this golf course,
I'm sad to say the course won
Jack Nicklaus, who has
already agreed to design two
additional courses at Cap Cana,
was given an incredible location
and a hefty ($18 million) budget,
plus the freedom to let his imagi-
nation run wild. This resulted in
one of the most beautiful layouts
you will find anywhere in the
Eight holes provide views of
the Caribbean. The water hits
the volcanic rock and the spray is
carried on the stiff winds. Oh, I
0 forgot to tell you about the con-
stant wind, usually two clubs
worth. Trust your caddie!
My favorite hole was the sig-
nature 13th. It was playing 250
yards from the back. tees. Pretty
long. However, from tee to
green, nothing but the sea and
wind. I was lucky to find a perch
just short of the green.
Another great hole is number
17. This is 358 yards from the
back tee, but your drive needs to
go over the sea and several palm
trees to find the fairway. The
coastline runs along the right
The first round I played, I had
to keep my dropped jaw out of
the way of my swing. By the sec-
ond round, I settled--down,
enjoyed the views and played
Needless 'to say, the condi-
tioning was superb. The greens
were perfect. The bunkers
(which I found often) were in
great shape. The fairways Well
manicured. The course is 100
percent Seashore Paspalum,
very green grass that is resistant
to the salt water.
With the unveiling of all 18.
holes of the course we have ful-
filled the promise made to our
clients to offer a simply spectac-
ular course, in which stunning
cliffs, pristine beaches, lucid
waterfalls and abundant vegeta-
tion combine to make Punta
Espada truly a golf experience in
paradise, said Sam Logan, direc-
tor of operations.
Punta Espada is the kind of
golf course that you need to play
now. You see it just opened two
weeks ago. It will become a pri-
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Hole 13 Is 250 yards with nothing but the Caribbean Sea between you and the green.
Photo Credit/James Stammer
On hole 17 I'm displaying some body English as I try and bite off some extra fairway.
vate course in the near future.
For now, there is limited play
available for non-members.
If you like to fish, Cap Cana is
almost done building a huge
175-slip marina, one of the
Caribbean's largest. I heard that
the best sport fishing is for Mar-
lin (blue and white).
It is easy to get to Punta Cana.
I took a direct flight (just over
two hours) from Miami. There
are also direct flights out of Fort
Lauderdale and Tampa. The
flights are reasonably priced.
Cap Cana is only a 10-minute
ride from the Punta Cana airport.
There are several nice, all-inclu-
sive resorts in the area. Cap Cana
will be opening their first on-site
hotel in March 2007.
Once you see Cap Cana, and
play Punta Espada, you will want
to become a member', and
homeowner. I looked at several
sea-front homes. Unfortunately
at over $5 million, they were a lit-
tle beyond my budget. However,
I did see a beautiful villa in a new
section of Cap Cana called Green
Village. Fully furnished a one-
bedroom was $495,000 and a
two-bedroom was $795,000.
These units can be rented out by
the on-site management team
and represent a great invest-
ment. Every section that opens
sells out rapidly and increases in
If you want to get a better
idea of what Im talking about,
visit www.capcana.com. Visit
Cap Cana. Challenge Punta
Espada and see if you can win
the duel! I .
A men's softball tournament
will be held Sept. 23 at 9 a.m. at
the men's softball field on N.W.
Cash prizes will be awarded
to the first and second place
The time has not been
The entry fee is $225 per
For information and registra-
tion, call Sandy at (863) 634-
4496 or George at (863) 634-
OHS golf team
Anyone interested in joining
the Okeechobee High School
boys or girls' golf team should
pick up a physical form at the
high school office or at Quality
T's as soon as possible,
In order to participate, a cur-
rent physical must be on record
with the school.
For information contact
coach Mark Ward at (863) 634-
OHS gold seats
are now available
Gold seats for Brahman home
football games are now on sale.
Gold seats cost $100 each and
allow entry to all regular-season
home games, and for all Brah-
For information, contact
Daryl Roehm, OHS athletic
director, at (863) 447-0566.
OHS rodeo team
The Florida High School
Rodeo Association (FHSRA) and
the Okeechobee High School
Rodeo Team are getting ready to
kick off a new season.
The team is looking for new
team members. If you would like
to take part in this great sport,
contact Darlene Bass at (863)
634-5815 or go to the FHSRA
website at www.fhsra.home-
stead.com and then go to the
membership page and down-
load your forms.
The first rodeo of the season
will take place in Kissimmee on
Sept, 9 and 10.
The Pop Warner football pro-
gram is still accepting new play-
If your child would like to
play, contact co-presidents
James Shockley at (863) 634-
3482 or Albion Crowell tit (863)
697-2576. The registration fee is
In order to register you must
have a copy of yoUr child's last
report card, a current year physi-
cal from your doctor and a copy
of the child's birth certificate.
Submitted 10 Okeechobee News,.Kathy Carr
Jessie Carr (right) of Okeechobee and Jennifer Sanford
(left) of Ft. Lauderdale became teammates again at the
University of Central Florida. The two had twirled togeth-
er as teenagers on "Pat's Brats" in Lantana in 2001. Ms.
Carr is a freshman majoring in communications. Ms. San-
ford is a junior majoring political science. UCF opened
their season on Sept. 2 with a win over Villanova. The girls
performed again with the UCF band on Sept. 9 at the Uni-
versity of Florida when the Knights took on the Gators.
Saddle Bronc Champ
Chasey Bass, an eleventh grader at Okeechobee High
School, was named the Wrangler Saddle Bronc Champi-
on at the Florida State High Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee,
June 8 10. He was recognized for this achievement at
the Thursday night, Sep. 7 meeting of the Okeechobee
County School Board by Superintendent of Schools Dr.
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YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, 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)
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leave a message. The donation is tax deductible.
Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
tion classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.
Parent education classes offered
- The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women
and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a
gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-hour classes.
You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of completion. No
child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for registration.
ACS walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
committee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping with
the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this year, which is
Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer survivor or would
like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pattie Mullins at (863)
634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-6012.
Center offers parenting classes
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Age is not a barrier. For informa-
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p.m. Monday at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
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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.
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Theatre III "Invincible" (PG)
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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
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children 12 and under are $4.50;
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage.Ya rd Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
MALE BEAGLE w/camo col-
lar w/bone print. No tag.
Hwy.98 on Lofton (144th
Trail). Friendly. 863-824-0262
METAL WALKER, in fron of Di-
vision of Forestry office.
Need a few more bucks to
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items hIn
CHECKBOOK & REGISTER,
GOATS- 2, Male & female,
Brown & white, Long ears.
Vic. Behind Four Seasons
since 8/27 (863)248-1658
SHEPHERD MIX, fern., 10
mos. old, w/distinctive un-
derbite, very friendly, vics. of
The Prarie., Sun., 9/3, family
CATAHOULA MIX, all shots,
housebroken, sweet dog,
needs room to run, to run, to good
home only. (863)634-7109
CHEVY P/U 82, V8, Auto,
Utility bed, Lift gate. All dis-
sembled. FREE! You haul!
FREE KITTEN 9 weeks, fe-
male, litter trained.
863-634-3503 lv. msg.
SCRAPE IRON, You haul.
Malimute, Male, 4yrs.old,
113lbs. Free to good home on-
ly. Moving! 863-801-1398
Yard Sa les -4
Ful im 115
Ful Tie 115
IOkeechobee Newsi I Okeechobee News I
COOK OR WAITRESS NEEDED
..-. ..... Fax resume to (772)546-3482
Em loyment or call.(772)546-419.1
F 7 -Time 206 DAIRY FOREMAN:
Employment Exp./Bilingual Preferred
Medical 210 Housing, Cell Phone, Lights.
Employment- Please Call 634-1758,
Part-Tme 215 634-1756or763-5087
Wanted 220 Equipment Operator and
Job Information 225 Pipe Layers Needed
Job Training 227 Must have transportation.
Sales 230 Great Benefits & Vacation.
Call Tim at 561-324-3149.
' l m FOREMAN
FulTm e Needed to complete all
phases of water treatment
plant construction in the
220 OR 440 CSR Okeechobee area. Under-
position opening. ground and flanged above
Call 863-467-0331 for appt. ground piping, chemical
and process piping. Health,
ADMINISTRATIVE 401k, vacations. Salary
ASSISTANT range $14 to $20/hour. Call
Excellent compensation, must Tim at 561-324-3149.
have a pleasant and -. -- ,-
professional work ethic, F/T DRIVER W/CDL A-B
computer literate, able to okay. Must have exp. as
multi-task. Fax resume to I BobcatCombination I
772-464-0547 or email to I Backhoe/Loader operator I
scitecsl2()aol.com. I for site develop, Septic I
repairs & installations.
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MANA R The Medicine Shoppe
MANAGER, 105 NW 5th St.
(AM& PM) &SALES
(AM & PM) & New York to Hawaii. Large or-
BUSBOY ganization now hiring 18-23
SBus sharp guys & gals to work in
Fur Busy travel. All major shopping me-
Restaurant cas on east coast visited. Fast
paced, highly motivated sales
Apply Within team representing news, fash-
1111 S. Parrot Ave. ion & sports publications. Paid
daily. Must be 18 or older and
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK starttoday. 1-877-749-3794
All shifts. $7/hr and up. UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
Also Management Immediate Openings:
Opportunities Available NAIL TECH
Also Taking applications STYLIST
for Subway at AESTHETICIAN
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Call 772-370-1779 Please call 863-634-1263
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ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER
Min. 1 yr supervisory experience.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL DriversLic.
High School diploma or GED. Exc.
benefits including medical, dental &
401K. Salary based on exp.
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477
$4,800 Training Salary
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Must Be Professional
Apply In Person:
Eddie Accardi Dodge Jeep Chrysler
4224 HWY 441; See Richard (357-0500 x130)
ASSISTANT STORE MGR.
Big Cypress Reservation
SMin. 1 yr supervisory experience.
Food sales experience a plus.
Excellent communication & computer
skills. Good leadership skills, positive
attitude. Flexible hours, FL Drivers Lic.
High School Diploma or GED. Exc.
Benefits incl. medical, dental & 401 K,
food & fuel allowance. Salary based
on exp. Fax resume to (954) 967-3477
Live in care taker for disabled
older child. Must be single,
dedicated with no other obli-
gations, prefer older more
settled, must be able to
pass background check. Ap-
ply to: Care Taker Position,
RO. Box 993, Okeechobee,
makes you a more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
Spedalized wk in the
operationof a Water
Treatment Plant Must
possess a current FL
Water "C',"B" orA"
Exc. benefits. Complete
application on line at
wwwfpua.com or at
500 Boston Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
When doing those chores
is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper hi
Applications are now
being accepted at:
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee; FL 34974
HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Start a new career in the much needed field of
ur ring a.a' Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the,
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Join Aaron's NEWEST store opening soon in Okeechobee!!
Deliver & install furniture in our customers homes.
Paid training, bonus, benefits, NO Sundays!!!
Over 21, clean MVR, drug free.
APPLY IN PERSON
10230 South Federal Highway
Port St. Lucie
or FAX resume to
Local interviews to-be held.
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
***EXCITING & CHALLENGING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES***
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and a wide array of benefit and retirement
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
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charges. Tnerefore, if you
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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
J & J Building Contractors
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lie. # 2349 5698
How do you find a Job In
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
417 W.S. Park
YOGI BUSH HOG
PET SITTING AVAILABLE
From reptiles to livestock.
Reliable & Dependable. Ref's.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Suppies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR CONDITIONER 3 1/2 ton
central unit, Frigidaire, NC &
Heat. $300. (863)697-2044.
CENTRAL A/C UNIT For M/H
or small house. 3 ton a/c &
heat. $200 or best offer.
BARBER CHAIR, black leather
w/porcelain base, all hy-
draulics work. $800/neg.
GUMBALL MACHINE, 1 cent
machine, about 50-60 years
old. $40 (225)753-0205
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classitleds
GRILL, New, GE, electric, used
2 times. $20'(863)763-0141
leave message or call in eve-
HOT WATER HEATER new,
never used, 50 gallon, GE,
electric, will sell for $190.
Good cond. $100.
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
with top freezer, 16.5 cu ft,
STOVE- GE glass top w/oven,
Beige, Works good. $100.
STOVE, Hotpoint, Electric,
good condition, $30.
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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, $1 0(863)675-1098
STAIRCASE, White, wood
grain/fiberglass with railing,
2"w x 32"h x 44"l. $95
CARPET- 8.5 X 11 white,
never used, $15.00
PIER 1, Natural Grass woven
rug. New. 90 sq. ft. $100 or
best offer. (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
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.
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare albums, items
from Graceland, memorabilia.
$450 neg. (863)467-0627
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
PRESARIO LAP TOP-
Almost new. $250.
COFFEE TABLE, 2 side tables,
rustic brown metal, tables
'with glass -tops, $175.
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.
DINING TABLE custom made
w/glass top, nice cond. Cost
$1150 new, sacrifice for
KING SIZE FOAM MATTRESS-
6" thick, brand new never
used, $250 (863)675-5757
KING SIZE MATTRESS & BOX-
SPRING, clean, $80
Mattress & Boxspring, queen
size, new, not slept on, out
of guest room, Moving Must
Sell $300. (863)357-3369
Lamps $17, 100-Barstoois
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4FC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
2346 U.S. 27 North
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
OFFICE DESKS, (4),, metal;
$80 will sell separately.
ROCKER / RECLINER La-Z-
Boy. Brown, 5 mos old, Ex-
cellent condition. $300
SOFA, Reclining, pastel colors,
$100 neg. (863)261-3568
SOFAS (2), Matching, gray
w/flowers, good condition.
$150 or will separate.
can separate into 2 twins.
Engraved w/horses. $200 or
best offer. 863-634-8445
GUN RACK/ WALL MOUNT
holds 4 rifles, 1960's. Small
BOWFLEX EXTREME, less
than 1 yr. old, $600 or best
with weights. $75.
Jewelry making classes &
supplies. Swarovski, Czech;
Gemstones, Gold, Silver,
Pewter, Bindings &
Custom made jewelry &
repairs. Classes start daily
from $15. Make precious
gifts for a fraction of the
cost. Groups welcome.
Historic downtown Sebring
(Off the circle) at 125 N.
Ridgewood Dr. (Hwy. 17)
CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light 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,
Swag Lamps, (2), Tiffany
style, cream & dark green,
$100 for both.
LG. CHARCOAL BBQ GRILL
Barrel shaped. Good condition.
$50. or best offer
PATIO TABLES, 1 large sofa
table & 2 large end tables,
white metal w/clear glass
tops. $175 (561)629-6213
SCOOTER, Sonic, 3 wheel,
brand new, fold easy to fit in
trunk, $500. (239)823-1114
VIC'S VAPORIZER New
cond in bc'. Boutle ,t .,lii-
Iion inCi $14 or be'T toner.
Dump Trailer, 5x8, hooks to
tractor w/remote control hy-
draulic, new fir. & front plate,
QUILT TOPS- 4, Squares for
more. Needs to be finished.
All for $10. or best offer.
SCRAP METAL REMOVAL
Automobiles, Farm equipment
& aluminum. Please call
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
Ask for the Happy Jack@
Novation protective band
KITTY CONDO Large, beige,
41"x14", three openings,
exc.cond. $35. 863-610-1276
TOY FOX TERRIER & Japa-
nese Chin both males $450.
for both. Or will sep.
Shop from a gilt catalog
that's updated regulaly:
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
BEER COOLER- 5 keg, with
taps, asking $1000 neg
BILLIARDS TABLE- Older
model, Felt needs to be re-
POOL TABLE- with balls, good
SUB WOOFERS (2), 15" Quan-
tum. $300 (863)634-6476
HOBART TIGMATE WELDER,
w/stick & tig welding, like
new, cost $1300, sell for
PORTABLE Air Compressor
2hp, Speedair, industrial mod-
el, works good. $145 Firm.
TOOL BOXES (3) w/tools.
2 welders, 1 mig, 1 stick.
$800/all, or will sell separately.
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
I ng 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
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
Wanted: Viking Lot, high &
dry w/road access. Rea-
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
4 19ViS P;,rl
Call i86.t. '3-555V
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
RECYCLED LIME ready for de-
livery, limited quantity, high
calcium, Call for price quote.
Ground Pounders Trucking
BEAUTIFUL 4YR. OLD PAINT
Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, bath/clips. Exc. Exp. rid-
er pref. $1500.863-467-7123
Mare Quarterhorse, 7 yrs.
old, with saddle, $1300.
PALOMINO- Mare, 2 yrs old,
Started under saddle, $1000.
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, $2500.
FENCE GATES Farm Master,
alvanized, mesh, (2) 4' and
1) 12', very good cond.,
TROY BUILT TILLER rear
twine, Bronco model. $500.
WEEDEATERS (2) used, gas
powered. $90 for both, will sell
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
LAKE OKEE, lbr, modern fur-
nished, screened porch, boat
dock, $195/week includes
N. of OKEE 2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee.
$575 mo. 1st& sec. No Pets!
Non smoking envi.
3:30pm, or email
Villa, 2br/2ba, $950 mo., 1st,
last & $600 sec., non-smkg.
env. no pets, lawn'maint:, 1
yr. lease, (863)610-1750
COTTAGE ON WATER, All
utilities paid, Includes Cable.
$675. mo. (863)763-3977
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, OD/R, F/R.
$1200/mo. $1K Dep.
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.
Move in Special first months
rent free, 3BR/2BA, $1100
mo., last, security deposit,
6 month lease and references
required. No Pets
Near Blue Heron, 3BR/1BA
house w/garage in nice
neighborhood. No pets.
$1200/mo. year lease. First,
last, and $500. Security to
move in. 863-610-1000
OKEECHOBEE: 3/2 & 3/1,
Totally renovated. Lg yards.
Bring pets. $1200-$1300 mo.
1st, last& sec. 561-723-2226
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1 Ever-
glade Estates, tile throughout,
1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
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
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
NOW LEASING -
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE- 900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
READING A NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU GET
INVOLVED IN THE
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
BASS WOOD, 3BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, office, brand new CBS,
nice lot, financing avail., ready
GREAT FOR COMMUTERS!
3BR/2BA CBS w/office. Locat-
ed near Everglades Elemen-
tary. Built in 2003. Lg. laundry
room, lots of storage/closets.
20x30 carporV/workshop, encld.
on concrete slab detached
:from house. 10 .20 covered
Wa,: porcri. well & water sys-
lem Ljirg ll o Ir area Prn:ed
to Sell!! Call 863-634-9630
NEED TO SELL! Owner finance
avail: 3/2 lake access. Around
corner from Buckhead Lock.
1730 SF, L/R, D/R, F/R. Metal
roof, front/back decks. $175K.
NICE 2BR/2BA manufactured
home. Newly renovated. All
appl's. New metal roof, car-
port, laundry rm./storage.
$85K, cash. 352-597-0484
OKEE., Large 4br, 2ba, 2 car
gar. 80' Canal front; New Sea
wall, Tikki Hut, Fish cleaning
8,aloi r[ riki Canal to Taylor
Creel, All new appl., Elec.,
A/C, Motivated SellerlI A
Steal at $245,000 Call for
more Info. (561)762-3309
55+ Resort Community.
Florida room & storage room.
New furniture, flooring, kitchen
appliances, dishwasher & roof.
REDUCED! 5 ACRES WITH
3/2 Mobile. Now $187K. AHS
Home warranty. Call Lauren
Gilbert, All Flodrida Realty @
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
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
BHR W/F- 3/2 Doublewide
$800mth. $1500 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
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.
$750/mo. 1st, last & $500
1 block from
Rim Canal at
First, last & security.
ON RIM CANAL: Another
Small, 1 Bdrm., $475. mo. (in-
cludes utilities). + $300 sec.
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES DW
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only. 1st,
last & $500 sec.
EAGLE BAY ROOST, 28'
Coachman, Furn. 10'x26' clsd
addition. Rent paid till 01/07
L onern tinnnger, Mivanager www.guenrt-yunuais.uumi
315 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974
NICE HOUSE TO RENT
FOR NICE FAMILY
3-4 bedroom 2500 S.F. +/.
Will Consider RNTJ-T0-iD
PROWLER 39' TRAVEL TRLR.
2001. 2 slides, 2 BR. $15,900
or best offer. 561-743-6702
DUTCHMAN 27' '93
10x20 encl. screen room, all
new furn. & appl's. 6x8 utility
shed. $12,500. In Eagle Bay
Roost RV Park. 863-801-1744
Beautiful 1993 Fleetwood 14x52
mobile on cana 2Bd/1lBa, roof 2
yrs. old, nice neighbors, very quiet.
Large enclosed attached Fla. rm
(20x42) washed, 2yr. old vinyl win-
dows w/screens, Ig. built in enter-
tainment center. New storm shut-
ters 7/06. Dade Co. approved for
130mph hurricane winds, fully
enclosed. 1yr. new vinyl siding, 2
separate 3 ton ACs & heat pump for
house & Fla. rm. New electric
stove, dishwasher, refrigerator &
new hot water heater.
Must See To Appreclatell
serious inqulries Oly1 $40,000.
311 SE311E33rd T. Lot 11,
(2) M/H'sfor sale. 1 3BR/2BA,
concrete dock. 1 2BR/2BA.
Both Good cond. Seawalls,
Lake access. Quiet area. 3BR
$159K, 2BR $149K.
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
BASS BOAT, MOTOR/TRLR.
1991, 17' Grumman, w/70hp
Evinrude. Troll mtr, new batt.
BASS BOAT- Skeeter StarFire
175, Johnson GT 150hp &
trolling motor. Skeeter Trlr
LOGAN BASS BOAT, '79- good
cond. needs floor work, runs
great, $1100 (863)517-1963
OUTBOARD MOTOR, 115hp,
runs great, $800 or best of-
SAIL BOAT- 23ft, w/trailer,
$1200 or best offer
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.
SWEETWATER, '91, tripon
pontoon, '99 75hp Suzuki
eng., good cond., new seats
& generator, no trir., $3500
or best offer. (863)467-8161
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze
ARGOSY AIRSTREAM, '76,
Limited Edition pull camper,
exc. cond., $7500 or best
FIFTH WHEEL HITCH- Reese,
15K '. Ibs. $175.
SCOOTER- Electric, 500 watt,
New, 2 wheel, Adult, Good
for RV or Park. $225.
WAVE RUNNER- '00 Yamaha,
GP1200R, low hours, asking,
$3000 or best offer
Your next Job could be In
today's classilleds. Did
you look for it?
HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON
HEAD 74. $3500 Call for
HONDA CBR F3-600'98
Runs good! $2500.
Craftsman, aluminum, 15001b.
capacity. Brand New! $149.
SUZUKI GS550L, '79, black,
exc. cond., $1800 or best
SUZUKI INTRUDER LC
1500cc, lots of extras, strong
runner. Exc. cond. $5500.
ELECTRIC SCOOTERS, (2),
good cond., barely used,
175 for both or will sell
FOUR WHEELER- '01 Honda
Rancher 350, 4x4, great
shape, $3000 or best offer
GO CART- Runs, Pull start, 2
VW SANDRAIL- 1600cc, 2
seater, In great shape.
$2500. or trade for a 4
CHEVY CONVERSION VAN-
'85, New tires, Runs good,
A/C, Frig. $1100.
DODGE CUSTOM '85 Runs
good. $700. 239-462-7722
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 40"35
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
FORD MUSTANG COUPE '87
4 cyl. auto, 10 Hole mags,
new Cooper Cobra tires,
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
MERCURY SABLE 1996,
front end wrecked, brand
new trans., 60K, $1000/neg.
TOYOTA CAMRY DX, '91, ex-
cellent gas mileage, runs
great, $2000 or best offer.
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
CHEVY WAGON '82 Good
motor for parts. $150 or best
FORD MOTOR '98 5.4 L,
good running condition,
complete w/wiring harness.
GM 8.35 POSI DIFF- $150 or
best offer (863)467;885.6
HEAVY DUTY SPISER TRANS.
5 spd., standard, for big
trucks. Reconditioned. $850.
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.
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
CHEVY- '90's model, 4x4,
Runs. $800. or best offer.
DODGE, '78, 1 ton, 4 wheel
drive, needs minor work,
runs good, $1500 or best of-
DODGE PICKUP 1991, Cum-
mings diesel, eng., trans &
rear end good. $800/neg.
FORD '77, many new parts in-
.Itllling motor. $800
auto, new tires, needs some
work but runs. $950 or best
offer. 863-673-0568 lv.msg.
FORD F150, '94, w/matching
topper, $2500. Call John @
5 spd., 30+mpg, does not
smoke, 1 owner 18 yrs. 2
CHEVY BLAZER 4X4 82
new 454 mtr., 33/1250 Super
Swamper tires. Runs great!
$2500 Neg. 863-342-2042
Needs rear end work. $200 or
CAR HAULER, Steel Diamond
plate bed, new tires, springs,
lights, wiring. $1300
DUMP TRAILER, $2500.
FLATBED- for a 1 ton truck, 8
x 11, asking $500
STORAGE TRAILER, 8ft x 18ft,
aluminum Kidron Reefer Box,
no cooling unit, w/gooseneck
Utility Trailer, 5'x8', ramp
gate, new, $750.
The most Important
20 minutes of your day
Is the time spent read-
ing with your child from
birth to age nine.
LEGAL NOTICE FOR APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL
WATER AND WASTEWATER CERTIFICATES
S Notice Is, erey given pursuant to Section 367.045, Flida Staltutes, ,O.fthe appll
caon ine rove lUllies Inc. to operate a ewandwasewater utility pro
vide service to the following described territory In Okeechobee County, Florida:
l Sct 1 23,011, 14 and 15n ns 34 So Rng
ast, Ukeecfbo ee 8onty, Fldnod les and except the toIlowing "escrote
Vinnlno.,.ga.fcete monument marklng th Souteast ,corner p said Scon
Srun n B'w a dsrance of 5284,42' to an iron pipe mareiong ne -
west corner of said Section 13; thence run S8942'28" Wa distance of 5114.05
along the south line of Section 14 to an Iron pipe at the S.W. corner thereof;
thence run N8931'14" W along the south line of Section 15 a distance of
5302.02 to a concrete monument marking the Southwest corner of said Section
15; thence run N 0000'14" E along the West line of Section 15 a distance of
174.49'; thence run S 8912'07E along a fence line a distance of 5302.87' to a
point which is 145' North of the Southwest comer of said Section 14; thence run
00' 1246" W a distance of 20.0'; thence run N 89'42'28' E along a line lying
parallel to and 125' North of the South line of Section 14 a distance of 5113.8'
to a point which is 125' North of the Southwest corner of Section 13; thence run
S 89-26'05" E along a line parallel to and 125' North of the South line of Section
13 a distance of 5149.10' to a point which is 135' West and 125' North of the
Southeast comer of Section 13; thence run N 0000'22' W a distance of 100';
thence run S 89'26'05'E a distance of 135' to the East line of said Section 13;
thence run S 0000'22" E a distance of 225' to the point of beginning at the
Southeast corner of Section 13, Township 34 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee
An objecon to tt aid aalicaion e ma ein win an iled withe
rector,/1vision o tae CPmmission nlerk anddmin ive r services, Plora
Public Service Commission, 2540 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-0850, within thirty (30) days from the date of this notice. At the same
time, a copy of said objection should be mailed to counsel for the Applicant
whose address is set forth below. The objection must state the grounds for the
objection with particularity.
JOHN R. JENKINS
ROSE, SUNDSTROM & BENTLEY, LLP
2548 Blairstone Pines Drive
161016 ON 9/10/2006 Tallahassee, Florida 32301
INVITATION TO BID -
Surplus Office Supplies
Sealed Bids will be received by the C of Okeechobee General Services Depart-
ment Room 100 at City Hall, 55 SE Third Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 no later
than 3'00 pm on Mondav September 25 2005 at which time they will be pub-
licly opened and read aloud in the City Council Chambers. Any BIDS received af-
ter the time specified will not be accepted.
The bids are for one lot price of all office supplies and equipment no longer in use
by City Staff. Items are available for public Inspection Monday through Friday,
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., (closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.) at the
Public Works Department, located at 500 Northwest 11th Avenue. Be advised
that the City cannot verify the working condition of the equipment.
The City has the right to accept or reject any and or all bids. Bids must be sealed
and the outside of the envelope MUST.be marked: CITY OF ONKEECHOBEE SUR-.
PLUS OFFICE SUPPLIES/EOUIPMENT SALE
A complete detailed list of all items and Bid Packets are available at General Servic-
es, City Hall, 55 SE Third Avenue,. Okeechobee, FL 34974, (863) 763-3372 ext.
Brian Whitehall, City Administrator
1610104 ON 9/10/2006
FORD WINOSTAR 941
new tires al3rm kr.,eyles eniilry
needs crank L li i$O ,r best
offer. 863-634-440 b
MAXIVAN- '87. 3 lu4 Gu oo0
Condo hn $15001 Or beL t I -
fer. (86 3 57.1741
PLYM. GRAND VOYAGER 96
auto, 4 (yl Png, 2merrpo.
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$2500. Ne 3 ,63-3190
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Disabilties Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
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tions to participate In this proceed
should contact the Clerk Offi ce not lat-
er than seven (7) days prior to the pr-
ceeding at 304 NW 2nd STREET,
ROOM 101, Okeechobee, FL 34972 or
Telephone 1941)763-3131 or
Dated this 5 day of Sept 2006
Clerk of The Circuit Court
ULINDA F. YOUNG i
161003 on 9/10,15/2006
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16 The Okeechobee News, Sunday, September 10, 2006
Healthy Start group to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion 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 meet-
ing 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
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made up of citizens interest-
ed 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.
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 service. 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 information
contact Wanda Haas, RN, CDE, CPT at (863) 763-5093. Registration
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 pro-
gram and encourage children in grads kindergarten through, five to
visit their local libraries and obtain a library card throughout the
month of September. During the program, children who sign up for
a library card or show a valid library card will receive a Reading
Challenge Visit Card and coupons for free McDonald's food, while
supplies last. Complete rules for the McDonald's Reading Chal-
lenge are available at the Okeechobee County Library. For informa-
tion, 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 Evangelist
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 information,
call (863) 634-0344.
Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering
religious education classes for children beginning Sunday, Sept. 17.
Registrations for Catholic Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now
being accepted. Classes for children in grades kindergarten through
ninth will be held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For
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.
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 held in
the library board room, 206 S.W. 16th St., beginning at 7 p.m. For
information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Donated baby items needed
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is looking for donations of
new baby items and/or volunteers for our Educational Baby Show-
er to be held on Sept. 29..Anyone interested in helping or donating
may call (863) 462-5877.
GaL volunteer training offered
Guardian ad Litem will hold training sessions for volunteers on
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 20 and 24 in the workshop meeting room on the
fourth floor of the Martin County Administrative Center, 2401 S.E.
Monterey Road, in Stuart. Guardians ad Litem are volunteers who
advocate for the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected
children in court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit an
application, submit to a criminal background check, submit to a
personal reference check and attend 30 hours of training which will
include courtroom observation and independent study. For infor-
mation, call (772)785-5804.
TV star to speak at local conference
Kirk Cameron, star of "Growing Pains" and the "Left Behind
Movies," will be at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th St., as one
of the speakers of the Worldview Weekend Conference. Ray Com-
fort, Marshall Foster, Mark Cahill and Brannon Howse will also
speak. The conference is Friday, Oct. 6, from 6:45 until 10 p.m. and
again on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The cost is
$35 for both days. Everyone 11 years old and up is invited. The con-
ference comes highly recommended from Josh McDowell, Dr.
David Jeremiah, Dr. Woodroll Kroll and many others. Come learn
about worldview. For information, call Debi at (863) 634-3525; or,
Golf tourney benefits United Way
Raulerson Hospital will be hosting the second' annual Greater
Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club, 405 N.E. 131st Lane, with a tee off time of 8 a.m.
Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin, and the
first, fourth and second-to-last place teams. A car will be awarded
for a hole-in-one. Registration will take place from 7 until 8 a.m.
Coffee and donuts will be served. Lunch will be provided during
the awards presentations. For information on sponsorships and
team sign-up, contact Raulerson Hospital official Bill Casian at
(863) 824-2702. All proceeds will go to the United Way of Okee-
Hospice hosting Boots and Pearls Gala
Hospice of Okeechobee will present a Boots and Pearls Gala on Fri-
day, 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 information contact Sandra Pearce at (863) 763-
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, furni-
ture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers, car seats and anything
for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the yard sale will be used to bene-
fit infants and pregnant women in the community. For information, call
Dallas Brass to appear at OHS
Dallas Brass, a high-energy, six-member band consisting of five brass
and percussionists, will appear in the Okeechobee High School gymnasi-
um 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.
Church hosting new adult class
A class entitledRenewing Your Mind will be held each Sunday at 9:30
a.m. at Abundant Blessings Church, 4550 U.S. 441 N. The adult class will
be taught by Reverend Adams. The subject is key to releasing a person's
potential and is essential for physical and emotional health. For
information, call (863) 763-3736.
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The Heartland Library Cooper-
ative is a six library cooperative
serving Highlands, Hardee, DeSo-
to and Okeechobee counties. The
Heartland Library Cooperative will
be holding basic and advanced
computer classes throughout the
six libraries in the four-county
area. A technology information
trainer will take a mobile comput-
er lab to each location four times
per month to teach computer
classes. The classes will teach
basic computer skills such as how
to start up and use a computer,
how to log-on to the Internet and
how to communicate via e-mail
with friends and relatives. The
more advanced computer class
will teach how to keep the com-
puter clean and how to send pic-
tures. You may also contact your
local libraries for these same class-
es. In Okeechobee, call (863) 763-
3536 or contact Gabriell Turner,
information tech trainer, at
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in
a school setting. Child Find pro-
vides free screenings on speech
and language, development,
vision, and hearing. For informa-
tion, contact Debbie Wagner at