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Vol. 97 No. 264 Thursday, September 21,2006 504 Plus tax


Briefs


City planners'
meeting corrected
The City of Okeechobee's .
Planning Board/Board of
Adjustment and Appeals
meeting was advertised to be
in session on Thursday, Sept.
28. However, the corrected
date for the meeting is today,
Sept. 21, at 6 p.m.
The meeting will be held in
the city council chambers in
city hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave.

EMT solicitation
is telephone scam
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) has
recently been notified by area
residents that a group called
Florida EMTs & Paramedics is
soliciting money over the tele-
phone.
This is not a local organiza-
tion, and could possibly be
based in Canada.
Callers are asking for dona-
tions supposedly to be used
for training and equipment.
If contacted by the group,
do not donate money.

Fund solicitors
make false claims
Several Okeechobee busi-
nesses have recently reported
that they were solicited for
contributions by a person
falsely claiming to represent
Indian River Community Col-
lege (IRCC).
"This person is apparently
using the names of Family
Center, Friends Provision Cen-
ter and IRCC to solicit contri-
butions. IRCC is not affiliated
in any, way with these groups
and is not involved in soliciting
these- types of -contributions," ',
said Sam Smith, provost of
IRCC's Dixon Hendry Cam-
Okeechobee, residents
who are approached for con-
tributions or have questions
should contact the Dixon
Hendry Campus at (863) 824-
6000.


Inside

OHS Favorites
have been chosen
The senior superlatives, the
highlight of every senior's
yearbook have begun to be
announced.
Page 3

Drought Index
Current: 381
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.40 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
15.58 feet


M.E.: woman couldn't breathe


Nutter would have
suffocated if
not shot, says M.E.

By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
The medical examiner that
performed the autopsy on Evelyn
Jean Nutter testified Wednesday
in an Okeechobee courtroom
that the woman would have died
of suffocation if she had not been


shot.
On June 27, 2000, Julius
Hatcher fatally shot Ms. Nutter in
her Fort Drum home, according
to court testimony. But Hatcher,
on trial for murder this week at
the Okeechobee County Court-
house, claims he is not guilty.
His defense puts the blame on
Trinidad citizen Neil Salazar, who
defense attorneys say ordered the
shooting and threatened to kill
Hatcher if he did not comply.
But Dr. Fred Hobin, medical
examiner at the time of the


shooting, testified that Ms. Nutter
was already suffering from
asphyxiation before she was shot
in the head. He said it is his opin-
ion that she would have died"
from asphyxiation if she had not
been shot.
The prosecution's case por-
trays Hatcher as Salazar's subor-
dinate and accomplice.
The defense maintains that
Hatcher was Salazar's captive,
and did as he was ordered only
because he was in fear for his
own life.


In the very early morning
hours of June 27, 2000, two men
entered the Fort Drum home of
Evelyn Jean Nutter and Ronze
Cummings. Mr. Cummings and
Ms. Nutter were bound with duct
tape and had plastic bags
secured over their heads before
each was shot in the head.
The alleged motive for the
shootings was that Salazar appar-
ently thought Ms. Nutter had
been talking to law enforcement
officials about his drug business.
It was later discovered that the


Powder Puff game: Genders trade places


"uniformed man" Ms. Nutter had
been seen talking to was a securi-
ty guard.
In court testimony Tuesday,
Mr. Cummings said he first met
Salazar while working at a recy-
cling business in Fort Lauderdale.
Later, Salazar and his girlfriend,
Monica, visited Mr. Cummings at
his home in an orange grove in
Fort Drum. Mr. Cummings said
the visit ended when he asked
Salazar to leave.
See Nutter-Page 2


unveils


new budget


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City
Council met on Tuesday, Sept.
19, at 5 p.m. for the first budg-
et hearing concerning the
2006-07 fiscal year, which was
followed by the regular city
council meeting..
There were no changes
made to the budget at the
hearing. The mileage rate will
remain at 7.1899 due to the
increase in valuation of
homes and property in Okee-
chobee. This increase has
allowed the council to pay for
their increase in costs due to
fuel and insurance increases
without raising the tax rate.
SA mill equals $1 for every


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee High School cross-country star Bryan Suarez (back row-third from left)
receives encouragement from team members (front row, left to right) Laura Saucedo,
Guadalupe Almazan; (back row, left to right) Uriel Garcia, Sandra Torres, Bryan Suarez,
Laura Serrano, Oscar Garcia and Cassie Helble following a uniform fitting for this Fri-
day night's powder puff football game at Brahman Stadium.


City proposes change


in parking allocations
By ChaunaAgullar amend Ordinance No. 716, Arti- "One dwelling unit per com-
Okeechobee News cle III, Division 8, Section 90-253 mercial building, not exceeding


The Okeechobee .City Plan-
ning Board/Board of Adjust-
ment and Appeals will meet
Thursday, Sept. 21, to consider
the amendment of an ordi-
nance concerning parking allo-
cations, a comprehensive plan
amendment and a special
exception.
The board will discuss
requests for amendments to the
city land development regula-
tions regarding an ordinance to


Special Exception Uses, and
Section 90-152 Space Regula-
tions.
The board is proposing the
removal of the words "not
exceeding two bedrooms or
800 square feet" from Ordi-
nance No. 716, Article III, Divi-
sion 7, Section 90-253, (15) in
order to allow for additional
special exceptions in the calcu-
lations of parking to existing
buildings with alternate uses.
Number 15 currently reads:


two bedrooms or 800 square
feet", if approved, it will read
"One dwelling unit per com-
mercial building."
The board is proposing the
amendment of Ordinance No.
716, Article IV, Division 2, Sec-
tion 90-512 which currently
requires commercial uses of
restaurants and nightclubs to
provide one parking space per
75 square feet of area. The pro-
See Parking Page 2


$1,000 of assessed value.
Mayor Jim Kirk expressed
that he was "... glad that they
have been able to hold the tax
-rate. Some of the neighboring
cities have had to raise their
taxes in order to afford the
increases. We are fortunate
that the property valuation has
increased so that we have not
been forced to increase the
tax rate. I hope that that public
sees that we are being respon-
sible with their tax dollars."
Although there will be an
additional hearing to officially
approve the 2006-07 budget
on Tuesday, Sept. 26, they do
not foresee any changes at
this time.
See Budget Page 2


Sex offender



from Maine



arrested here


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A convicted sex offender in
the state of Maine was arrest-
ed in Okeechobee Tuesday
after he allegedly molested an
8-year-old local girl.
Michael Jay Kelley, 44, S.E.
27th St., was charged with
lewd and lascivious molesta-
tion of a child under 12 years
of age. He was booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail
under a $500,000 bond.
Detective Rosemary Far-
less, of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, arrest-


ed Kelley on Sept. 19 after he
allegedly 'touched' the girl
while she
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that there -
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Detective Kelley
Farless said
the charge is a capital felony
and, if convicted, Kelly would

See Offender Page 2


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Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
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Index
Classifieds ...... 10-12
Comics ............9
Community Events ... .4
. Crossword ........ .10
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 6
TV ............... 11
Weather ............ 2
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Historic hurricanes revisited
Betty Williamson, president of the Okeechobee Historical
Society (left) introduced Judge William Hendry (right) to
the audience during the "Historic Hurricanes" program
held Tuesday evening at the Okeechobee County Library.
Judge Hendry shared stories from his parents and grand-
parents along with photos they had taken of the storms of
1926 and 1928. The program featured an audio presenta-
tion of reminiscences by local residents produced by
Janie Gould of Indian River Community College.


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"My boss man got tired of Neil
Salazar sitting out in the yard all
the time doing nothing," said Mr.
Cummings. "He said to tell my
friend to leave."
He said on the night of June
26, 2000, Salazar and another
man later identified as Hatcher
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home. He said when they entered
the house, Salazar was holding a
machine gun and Hatcher was
behind Salazar.
Salazar pointed the machine
gun at Mr. Cunrmings, and Ms.
Nutter and told Hatcher to get
some plastic shopping bags from
the kitchen, according to the testi-
mony. Under Salazar's direction,
Hatcher used duct tape to bind
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and then put plastic bags over
their heads that was secured with
duct tape.
Salazar was clearly in charge,
Mr. Cummings said.
He recalled that Salazar told
Hatcher, "if you don't do what I
tell you to do, I'll drop you on the
floor with the rest of them."
Mr. Cummings said that Hatch-
er pinched a hole in the bag so
that he could breathe and whis-
pered that he would do the same
for his girlfriend.
"He said he would poke a
hole. I don't know if he did that or
not," said Mr. Cummings.
When Salazar told Hatcher to
take a knife-and cut their throats,
Hatcher refused, Mr. Cummings
testified.
"He told him, 'Hell no. I'm not
going to cut their throats. You do
it,'" Mr. Cummings remembered.
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gun and told him to shoot them,
according to court testimony. Mr.
Cummings and Ms. Nutter were
taken into separate rooms. Mr.
Cummings said he could hear a
thud after Ms. Nutter was shot.
Dr. Hobin said Ms. Nutter's
ankles and wrists had been tightly
bound with duct tape, there was
duct tape over her eyes and there
was duct tape over her mouth. In
addition, a blue plastic bag had
been placed over her head with
tight duct tape at the neck. He said
the tape on her wrists and ankles
was so tight it was cutting off her,
circulation.
Dr. Hobin said he did not find
any air holes in the bag in the area
of her nose or mouth. He said
there was a bullet hole in the bag
and a bullet wound just below
and to the front of her left ear. The
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ward, lodging in the base of her
skull, he testified.
The now-retired medical
examiner said the entrance
wound was irregular, which indi-
cated to him that the bullet trav-
eled through something else
before hitting her skin. He said it
was consistent with the claim that
she had been shot through a pil-
low.
During questioning by defense
attorney Mark Harllee, Dr. Hobin
said Ms. Nutter was 5-feet-6 inch-
es tall and weighed 333 pounds.
He said her morbid obesity might
have contributed to her difficulty
in breathing. Typically, those who
suffer from morbid obesity have
difficulty breathing because they
have compression of the lung
area, he explained.
He said the tight duct tape
around her throat may have also
made it difficult for her to breathe.


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Budget-)

Continued From Page 1
The city will begin the fiscal
year with $6,338,174 to which
$5,522,828 in 'revenue will be
added, which is an increase of
$491,946 from the 2005-06
spending plan.
The total expenditures for
2006-07 are projected to be
$5,477,315 an increase of
$498,702 that will leave a bal-
ance of $45,513.
The vehicle capital projects
fund has a beginning balance of
$5,812 with a total revenue of
$898,188. The: fund will have a
transfer from the general fund of
$72,000, and creates a balance
of $976,000 which equals the
total expenditures for the vehicle
capital projects fund and leaves
the account at zero. This fund


Parking
Continued From Page 1
posed amendment is to change
this to one parking space per 75
square feet of customer service
area, which would allow for busi-
nesses to calculate the parking
requirements of restaurants and
nightclubs without using the
square footage of the kitchen and
supply areas.
Section 90-512 currently reads
that: Required parking for govern-
ment office, courthouse or other
public facilities shall be calculated
using net usable floor space.
Commercial uses will be
added to this exception, amend-
ing the item to read: Required
parking for commercial uses, gov-
ernment office, courthouse or
other public facilities shall be cal-


,pays for the purchase of vehicles.
and equipment.
Each department will receive
an allocation of insurance costs:
based on the number of employ-
ees within the departments and
the risks involved within the indi-
vidual departments.
The first reading of ordi-
nances of the annual budget and
the proposed mill rate levy were
both approved by the board with
little discussion.
The current budget will
include a 5 percent raise for all
non-union employees in addi-
tion to their regular 1.5 percent
longevity raise that they receive
on their anniversary date.
The council members
approved an additional one year
audit contract with their current
company Hoyman, Dobson &
Company, P.A. They have com-
mitted to performing field work,
for the audit in November and


culated using net usable floor
space.
This allows for businesses to
exclude from square footage
computations space such as
mechanical, service, atrium,
lobby and storage areas. Usable
floor space shall be considered
net space, and would include
areas such areas as offices, wait-
ing and assembly areas, court-
rooms, conference rooms, jury
rooms, restrooms, holding cells
and generally all space where
people may meet or assemble to
conduct regular business of the
given facility.
This would allow new busi-
nesses more room to comply
with parking regulations while
utilizing all the available space
within their property.
The board will also consider
the request of property owners
Kay and Wes Harvin Sr. and Wes


City Administrator Brian White-
hall is hoping to get the complet-
ed audit by the end of 2006.
The council awarded a sole
source public address and digital
recording system bid to BIS Digi-
tal in the amount of $13,395. The
city will make a down payment
of 50 percent from the 2005-06
budget and after installation will
pay the remaining 50 percent
from the 2006-07 budget.
BIS Digital is the sole develop-
er, designer and manufacturer of
this digital conference recording
system which is designed for the
sole purpose of capturing mis-
sion critical/audio video.
The PA and Digital Recording
system is the top of the line in
technology and contains soft-
ware to enable it to be upgraded
as new technology arises, which
will prevent the city from incur-
ring additional charges in the
future for an updated system.


Harvin Jr. to change the future
land use designation of the prop-
erty located at 306 N.W. Fourth
Street from single family to com-
mercial. The existing building will
be renovated into a law office for
the firm of Harvin Harvin & Pin-
nock, LLP.
The property is adjacent to the
new judicial center on the south,
Fulford Appraising on the east, a
vacated residential dwelling on
the west and a medical office
building on the north.
City planner Jim LaRue has
submitted his recommendation
for approval of this small scale
amendment based on its concur-
rency with the land use categories
and plan policies, public facilities,
compatibility of adjacent land
uses and complies with the spe-
cific standards of the city's com-
prehensive plan goals.
The board will also consider


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This system will be able to
record the meetings on CD via
'laptop computer and onto the
hard drive of an in house com-
puter as a back up.
In the future, the council will
have the ability to post the
recordings on the city's website
alongside the agendas of the
council meetings.
BIS Digital will provide train-
ing of all system users per an
agreed training schedule that is
included in the cost of the sys-
tem.
Mayor Kirk proclaimed the
week of Sept. 17-23 to be Consti-
tution Week in honor of the sign-
ing of the constitution that was
signed on Sept. 17, 1787.
The city will have the final
budget hearing concerning the
2006-07 budget on Tuesday,
Sept. 26. at 5:01 p.m. in the city
council chambers at City Hall, 55
S.E. Third Ave.


the request by property owners
Lynda and C. Roland Durrance II
for a special exception to allow
outdoor vehicle lot sales within a
heavy commercial district on the
property located at 908 N.W.Park
Street.
The state has reclassified trail-
ers as vehicles, causing Eli's Trail-
er Sales, LLC to obtain a new
occupational license which initi-
ated the special exception. They
are requesting the exception be
made to allow for sales of live-
stock trailers and truck acces-
sories.
As this is an existing use situa-
tion Mr. LaRue is recommending
approval based on vehicle lot
sales being an authorized special
exception within a heavy com-
mercial zoning district and the
existing use does not propose
adverse effects on the surround-
ing properties.


guilty and the court accepted the
plea. Kelley was sentenced to six
months in the Department of
Corrections, with 30 days sus-
pended. He also served a proba-
tion period of one year.
Detective Farless said Kelley
molested two, 14-year-old girls
in Augusta, Maine.
When the OCSO was told that
Kelley was in Okeechobee, they
went to his home on Aug. 17 to
tell him that he needed to come
to the sheriff's office and regis-
ter. He did so within the next day
or so.
It was not clear as of newspa-
per deadline what brought Kel-
ley to Okeechobee County.


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Foley's aide holds local hours
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker, aide to U.S. Representative 'Mark
Foley (R-16th District) will be in room 106 of the Okeechobee County
Courthouse on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 10:30 a.m. until noon.
Ms. Decker will also be available by phone at (863) 763-6441.
No winners in Mega Money
* TALLAHASSEE (AP) No tickets matched the four winning num-
bers plus the Mega Ball number, so the jackpot rolled over to an esti-
mated $2 million in the Mega Money game, the Florida Lottery said
Wednesday.
Six tickets won $3,934.50 each for picking 4-of-4; 68 tickets won $759
each for picking 3-of-4 plus the Mega Ball number; 1,623 tickets won $95
each for picking 3-of-4; 1,963 tickets' won $55 each for picking 2-of-4
numbers plus the Mega Ball; 16,949 tickets won $6.50 each for picking 1-
of-4 plus the Mega Ball; 43,819 won $4 each for matching 2-of-4; and
40,867 won a free Quick Pick ticket for matching the Mega Ball.
The numbers drawn Tuesday night were 16-22-29-36 and the Mega
Ball was 5.
Three winners in Fantasy 5
TALLAHASSEE (AP) Three winners of the "Fantasy 5" game will
collect $73,095 each, the Florida Lottery said Wednesday.
Two of the winning tickets were bought in Hialeah and the other
was bought in Crystal River, lottery officials reported.
The 300 tickets matching four numbers won $117.50 each. The
9,697 tickets matching three numbers won $10 each, and 96,932 tick-
ets won a Quick Pick ticket for picking two numbers.
The numbers drawn Tuesday night were 11-42-14-18-31.
Tax forms for ag exemptions available
OKEECHOBEE As a service to the agricultural community, the
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau has the tax exemption certificates
for certain power farm equipment purchases.
The purchaser's tax exemption certificate for electricity used direct-
ly and exclusively in production or processing of agricultural products
on a farm are also available.
To pick up either certificate, visit the Okeechobee Farm Bureau
office at 401 N.W. Fourth St, in Okeechobee.
At the costs of both equipment and electricity for farm use, these
tax exemptions represent sizable savings for the agricultural producer.
Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE Several manatees have been sighted in Taylor
Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.S.
441 S.E.
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful not
to hit one ofthe gentle creatures.
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation Cen-
ter 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.


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Class of 2007 announces their favorite classmates


By Victoria Hannon
Okeechobee News
The senior superlatives, the
highlight of every senior's year-
book have begun to be
announced.
The voting for the senior
superlatives took place a few
weeks ago and has since been
recorded by three underclassmen
in the yearbook journalism class.
Mrs. Vanessa Van Camp in turn
supervises these students as they
count the votes.
"After all of votes were count-
ed," said Ms. Van Camp. "There
were a few seniors that had won
more than one superlative. We
gave them the one that they had
the most votes for and let whoever
came in second place the superla-
tive."
With 24 different superlatives to
give out, the senior class racked
their brains to come up with these
47 students.


The class of 2007 agreed that
they would never be able to forget
Nick Fusco. Olivia Delburn was
also named as unforgettable.
In a landslide victory, the sen-
iors ask who else could be known
as most unique besides the infa-
mous Todd Holt. His female.coun-
terpart is Cali Miller.
When school sprit comes into
question, who better than varsity
cheerleader Amy Lamberti and
varsity football player Cory York to
hold the title?
With startling blue eyes, Rachel
Lowe won the female spot for
"prettiest eyes." Her co-winner,
with his own pair of lovely eyes,
was Matt Grumbling.


With a' breathtaking smile,
Kristin McCullough can woo the
hearts of anyone. With an equally
stunning grin, Cory Schoppmeyer
stands be side her as equal owners
of the OHS cutest smile.
In the future, according to the
class of 2007, it would not be that
big of a surprise to find either Car-
lyn Schafer or Jason Knapp as prin-
ciple of OHS.
The two people that the senior
class just generally likes better than
the rest are class favorites, Morgan
Rickey and Toner Kelly.
There was little doubt in the
minds of those involved in high
school sports that Tierra Allan
would be chosen as the best
female athlete for the class of 2007.
Eric Lodge is on like ground, being
the winner of most athletic male.
Amber Wheeler proudly holds
the title of most talented female of
her senior class. Holding a title of
equal measure is Adam Greaves.
Doing their best to look good


every day, the stylish Danielle
Mears shares the title of best
dressed with Omar Santibanez.
Most service to the senior class
has been presented to Cassie Ches-
ley and Kyle Durham for their
never-ending struggle to help their
classmates.
Advanced classes lack even the
slightest of problems for hardwork-
ing Kavisha Zavari the student that
this year's seniors are sure will find
success planed out in her near
future.
Almost the polar opposites of
the previous superlative, the
biggest slackers have been select-
ed and the award goes to Amber
Sewell and Sean Neswick, for their
steadfast refusal to stay on task and
finish their work.
If there is something that any-
one missed, Christine Carter and
Jared Prescott the most talkative of
the senior class are sure to be able
to get them back up to speed.
The two people that no party is


truly complete without are Alisha
Claxton and Ty Mattson, this year's
party animals.
On the day of graduation, most
will arrive extra early to make sure
that every thing is perfect for their
big day. Kara Faullin and Blake
Godwin on the other hand are
more likely to be seen running
from the sidelines to join in just as
their names are being called. Hav-
ing been late for activities through-
out the last three years, .these stu-
dents were the obvious choice for
most likely to be late to graduation.
There is not anything wrong
with a little harmless flirting, as
Alexis Ariel and Josh Creasman,
the two biggest flirts at OHS can tell
you.
High school covers a time of
change in the lives of many young
people. Some change more than
others do, and in the opinion of the
current senior class, Kendra Gru-
ber and Will Diez have changed
the most.


When a member of the class is
feeling low and needs a reason to
smile, class clowns Jessica Ward
and Austin Brown are who they
look for.
With an over all sparkling per-
sonality, Erin Kersey and Justin
Engler were chosen for best per-
sonality.
If something important needs to
be done, Thea Tunac and Calvin
King, this year's most dependable
seniors, can be counted on to do
what they say theywill.
As vice president of the senior
class and captain of the varsity
cheerleaders, there is little doubt in
anyone's mind that Dominique
Alderman deserves the title of most
leadership to her class. Her male
counterpart is Stephen Hirst.
Noah Underwood and Kristina
Mellette were chosen for their lack of
grace to be this years most clumsy.
Class critics Abby Hoover and
Kyle Buckner can be trusted to offer
criticism about everything.


At FSU, students learn the history of university namesake tribe


TALLAHASSEE Nearly 60
years ago, Florida State Universi-
ty students voted to adopt the
name "Seminoles" for the
school's athletic teams. Now,
FSU students are able to learn
more about the history and cul-
ture of this "unconquered"
American Indian tribe through a
newly created course.
"History of the Seminoles and
Southeastern Tribes, Pre-Contact
to Present" was introduced this
semester as an elective course
for FSU undergraduates. Its 45
seats were immediately filled by
students as soon as the course
became available.
Neil Jumonville, chairman of
FSU's department of history, said
that plans for the course took
shape in April during a meeting
held at FSU between representa-
tives of his department and the
Seminole Tribe of Florida.


"The tribe's leadership is very
sophisticated and intelligent on
matters of American history gen-
erally and the Seminoles particu-
larly," he said of the meeting.
"The tribe and the department
seem to be very much on the
same page about the course,
how to offer their history, and
about our continuing connec-
tion."
FSU President T.K. Wetherell
hailed the new course as a signal
of the strong bond that has
developed over the years
between the university and the
tribe.
"One of my top priorities is to
make sure that our students and
supporters have a greater under-
standing of who the Seminole
people are, what they have had
to endure throughout their histo-
ry, and what they have accom-
plished despite such hardships,"


he said. "If we know their histo-
ry, we'll have a greater apprecia-
tion for the Seminole name that
we so proudly identify ourselves
with."
The new course is taught by
Chris Versen, an adjunct lecturer
who recently received his doc-
torate in history from FSU.
Versen said his interest in Indian
culture and history goes all the
way back to childhood.
"My interest in the subject,
like my interest in history gener-
ally, is as old as my memories,"
Versen said. "As a child living in
Mississippi, we would go to the
Choctaw, Indian Festival. The
impression it left on me was
strong enough that images from
30-odd years ago remain vivid in
my mind."
Versen added that a course in
Seminole history offers numer-
ous opportunities for students to


gain new perspectives and better
understand their place in the
world.
"I think the subject is an
important one because of the
university's use of Seminole
symbols, and because it offers a
great chance to investigate the
meaning of such symbols in rela-
tion .to group identity," he said.
"Such, an investigation will lead
us to consider in our discussions
what it means to be Seminole,
Indian, American, and human."
Jumonville said he hopes the
new course will lead to a greater
overall emphasis on native histo-
ry and culture at FSU.
"Both the Seminoles and the
department of history want the
course to put the tribe in the
context of the Southeastern Indi-
ans generally," he said.
"In fact, the department
would like to hire several spe-


cialists on native culture and his-
tory and then offer courses on
the native history of the entire
hemisphere from Chile to Alas-
ka, with American Indians and
the Seminole tribe viewed within
this larger context. It might be a
center on the study of the hemi-
sphere's natives, with the Semi-
nole tribe at the heart of it."
In addition to its invaluable
role in helping shape the course,
Jumonville said he looks for-
ward to having the Seminole
Tribe of Florida acuivel\ engage
with students.
"We are trying to arrange for
representatives of the Seminoles
to talk to the class once or twice
this semester, which would
probably be the normal number
of times in the future, although
that is flexible," he said. I
Although "History of the
Seminoles and Southeastern


Tribes. Pre-Contact to Present"
currently is limited to 45 students
because of space limitations,
Jumonville anticipates that addi-
tional sections can be added in
the future as demand increases.
"We are seeking to, have the
course redesignated so that it
will count for Liberal Studies
credit and would fulfill the uni-
versity's multicultural require-
ment for underclassmen;" he
said. "When that happens, I
expect demand to go through
-the roof. ,
"I know of no other university
or college that offers a history of
the Seminoles," Jumonville
added. "It's an honor for FSU, a
university so closely associated
with the tribe, to help our stu-
dents learn more about this
strong, creative and resilient
people."


Arrest Log


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under the
influence (DUI) charges by the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida High-
way Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) or the Department of Correc-
tions (DOC).
Melvin.,Thomas, 51', N.W. 14th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept.
11 by Deputy Paul Jackson on an
Okeechobee warrant charging him;
with grand theft. His bond was set at
$2,500.
Marion Miguel Brown, 35, N.W.
10th St., Belle Glade, was arrested
Sept. 15 by the OCSO on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging him
with first degree murder, false impris-
onment with a firearm and carrying a
concealed firearm. Brown is being held
without bond on the murder charge.
Bond on the other two charges has
been set at $125,000.
Stephen Michael Condit, 29, N.E.
Ninth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Sept. 15 by the OCSO on an Okee-,
chobee County warrant charging him
with child abuse. His bond was set at
$10,000.
Ernest Chapman, 25, U.S. 441
N., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept.


15 by the OCSO on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with sec-,
ond degree petit theft. His bond was
set at $250:
Tony W. Boyer, 48, S. Parrott
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept.
15 by the OCSO'on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with
aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon (two counts). His bond was
set at $40,000.
David Sparks, 35, N.W. 11th
Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested
Sept. 15 by the OCSO on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging him
with violation of probation driving
under the influence and violation of
probation driving while license sus-
pended with knowledge. He is being
held without bond.
Pablo Perez, 28, N.W. 35th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 15 by
the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force
on a felony charge of possession of
cocaine and a misdemeanor charge of
possession of drug paraphernalia. His
bond was set at $5,500.
Jose Vega, 19, Sentimental Ave.,
'Lake Placid, was arrested Sept 15 by.
the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force
on a charge of attempted sale/delivery
of cocaine. His bond was set at
$25,000.


Jose Baltazar Santibanez, 23,
N.W. 35th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 15 by the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force on a felony
charge of possession of cocaine, and
misdemeanor charges of possession
of drug paraphernalia and no valid dri-
ver's license. His bond was set at
$5,500.
*-James K. Polk, 18,,N.E..70th
Ave., Okeechpbee, was arrested Sept.
15 by the OCSO on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with
aggravated battery, kidnapping/inflict-
ing bodily harm and burglary of a
dwelling with assault and battery. His
bond was set at $80,000.
Kevin C. Nagel, 45, S.W. 31st St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 16 by
Deputy K. Sarros on a felony charge of
resisting arrest with violence and a mis-
demeanor charge of driving under the,
influence. His bond was set at $5,750.
Jose Torres-Jeminiz, 25, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Sept. 16 by the
OCPD on misdemeanor charges of
driving under the influence, no valid
driver's license and leaving the scene
of an accident with property damage.
His bond was set at $4,000.
Terry Franklin Bast, 50, S.E. 23rd
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept.
16 by Deputy K. Sarros on an Okee-


chobee County warrant charging him
with the traffic felony of driving under
the influence with priors. His bond was
set at $2,500.
Raul Flores Alvarez, 34, N.E. 64th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept.
16 by Detective David Rogers on.a
charge of capital sexual battery. His
bond was set at $250,000.
. O,.Jason Estey, 23, N.E. 70th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 16 by
Deputy William Maerki on a felony
charge of domestic battery. His bond
was set at $25,000.
Scott Astorga, 34, S.W. West Vir-
ginia Drive, Port St. Lucie, was arrested
Sept 17 by Deputy Cpl. Jack Nash on a
felony charge of burglary of an occu-
pied dwelling and a misdemeanor
charge of battery. His bond was set at
$5,000.
Phyllis Jean Squires, 51, N.W.
43rd Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
.Sept. 17 by Deputy Sergeant Lester
Yeates on a charge of driving under the
influence. Her bond was set at $500.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stated.
Anyone listed here who is later found
innocent or has had the charges
against them dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.


Obituary


Floyd W "Buddy"
Brooks
Floyd W "Buddy" Brooks,
beloved husband, brother, father,
and grandfather went home to be
with the Lord on Sept. 20,2006.
He was born Dec. 16, 1936, in
Tampa and lived most of his life there.
He was formerly of Okeechobee.
Mr. Brooks was a very active
member of The Church of the
Lakes and served as an elder. His








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church was a
great source of
fellowship and
he counted
many mem- .. -
bers as his fami-
ly and friends.
His family was
his pride and
joy and he
loved to be sur- Floyd W.
rounded by Brooks
them all, espe-
cially his grandchildren. He helped


his grandchildren learn to fish and
they loved his corny sense of
humor.
Mr. Brooks worked in road con-
struction for most of his life, build-
ing roads throughout the state.
More recently, he was an estimator
for Precision Paving Site Develop-
ment Company.
He will be greatly missed by his
family and many friends.
He is survived by: his loving
wife, Cathy; two sons, Michael and
Scott; daughter, Shondale; brother,


Gerald; sister, Marian; three grand-
sons; two granddaughters; two
nieces; and, three aunts.
A viewing will be held from 1
until 3 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 22,
2006, at The Church of the Lakes,
2530 Wilson Road, Land 0' Lakes,
Fla. 34638, and will be followed by
a memorial service at 3 p.m.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. Fifth Street, Okeechobee, Fla.
34972.


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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
HATRED: If you recently watched the congressional hearings -with
many joint chiefs of staff they are saying that they do not have the
equipment to fight this war. They are saying that Iraq is on the brink of
civil war and that they can no longer stem the violence that is going on
over there. The powers that be underestimated the hatred of these peo-
ple towards Americans.

NOTWORKING: The time is past to say where the fault lies. It is now
time to realistically realize that we cannot continue to fight this war. The
Americans have done everything they can to help the Iraqi people and it
is just not working.

BUSH: The American public now knows that our president lied he
lied about weapons of mass destruction. Now he wants to change the
Geneva Convention to protect laws that we did not follow.

NO TRAINING: Our service recruiters are rushing in young 18, 19 and
20 year old women and men to go to Iraq with little or no training -
those will be the first to die.

TRUTH: Americans are forgiving. If the president would just stand up
and say the truth that it was a mistake and we are bringing home our
solders he will be looked at as a person of humanity and one who
must admit defeat and try and correct the wrong.

BODY ARMOR: Parents are basically supplying body armor because
our government cannot do it.

COME HOME: I am no hippie lover from the '60s by any means I
just want our military to come home.

HATE: Send in the United Nations to help stop the Iraqi people from
hating the American solders. It has to be done diplomatically and it's
time- this will work.

BLAME: The blame game can go back and forth and it is not a
winnable game. I get so angry when someone bashes our president.
Politics can make people say hateful things. If I say our country is doing
better economically than ever more people are employed, etc. -
then someone like will volley back with negatives. When it comes to
President Bush, Democrats hate him across the board no matter what
good he does. Gas prices go up, he gets the blame. Gas prices go down,
you don't hear aword.

DIFFERENT LOCATION: I remember a time back in the '60s when
we stuck our nose into something where we didn't belong. They refer to
it as the 10,000-day-war. I see it's started back up again, only in a different
geographical location.

WORRY: My son is also in the service. I worry about all these young
men and women who will never be able to forget that they went into
that country to help them and that is not what is happening.

GET OUT: I blame both of our parties we must get out now because
this is a no-win situation. It was handled badly. Not enough thought was
given to long range issues.

PROUD: My grandson was a Marine who fought in Iraq and I have to
say I'm very proud of him. Most of us don't really understand how terror-
ism and Iraq may be connected and there has to be at least a minimal
level of faith given to the leaders of our country. The fact thatwe haven't
had a second 9/11 seems to offer least some evidence thaLour leaders
are doing something riflgt.let's say a prayer for them and ask God to
direct them.

IMPEACHMENT: It's too late to start impeachment proceedings
against the one who really started this mess, Bill Clinton. We wouldn't
be in Iraq if 9/11 wouldn't have happened, and 9/11 wouldn't have hap-
pened if Clinton would have taken bin Laden when he had him. It does-
n't matter why we're there now, we are and we cannot pull put until the
Iraqis are able to stand on their own. And we need to fight the terrorists
somewhere else, not here. My son just returned from Iraq and yes, it was
a scary year for us but it's his job. Why don't you stop listening to the lib-
eral left wing-nuts of the media and realize that our country is safer with
President Bush at the helm. Impeach him? I'd give him a medal.

SAD: I support our men and women in Iraq wholeheartedly, but I
think we should have never sent our troops over there. Every time I hear
that another soldier in Iraq has died I am very sad. But I am also disgust-
ed that our troops were sent to Iraq under false pretenses and remain in
that country facing psychological damage for the rest of their lives.
They're losing limbs and dying all because the current administration
won't admit they were wrong and pull our troops out of there.

DISGUSTED: How much longer should we wait? Let me make this
clear I am sick of both of our parties. They have destroyed this nation. I
am disgusted with my own party for not standing up and doing some-
thing about it.

INSURGENTS: Our country totally underestimated the insurgents
who now basically control Iraq. If we leave today or in six months, noth-
ing will change they will still be in a civil war.

HELP: Our brave servicemen and women cannot fight this war -
they are exhausted, they lack equipment and there aren't enough per-
sonnel. The generals in the field are begging for more help and it's just
not there.



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Upcoming Events

Thursday
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed
with cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross
office at 323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information,
call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
AA Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a
pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic
Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 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 Secu-
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call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863)
467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
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Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups 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. 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 language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
AA. 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.

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead-Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800)
932-8677.
AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center at
S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for mem-
bers and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana
at471-9795.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

Saturday
Okeechobee Christian Cycles 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 join-
ing. For information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247;
Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.

Sunday
AA meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7p.m. The ori-
entation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okee-
chobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
questiorn/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus,
2229 N.W Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at
1-(800) 403-9311.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780.

Tuesday
Rotay Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W
Third St., at 8p.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 located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 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 Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.


Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible studyat the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. ParrottAve.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, con-
tact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
AA 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.


Community Events

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.

Gangs will be talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday,
Sept; 23, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guests
will be Sergeant J.T. Wills, Deputy Barry Boger and Deputy Kevin
Pfeifer, from the School Resource Unit of the St. Lucie County
Sheriff's Office. The topic of the show will be gangs. For informa-
tion, contact Sgt. J.T. Wills at (772) 462-3357; or, the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office School Resource Unit.

Babysitter training class offered
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch will be holding
a babysitter training class on Saturday, Sept. 23, where youth
learn knowledge and skills to provide safe and responsible care
for children. The course is six hours, so participants should bring
a light snack or lunch. The cost of this course if $45. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2488.

Methodist Church plans open house
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
hold an open house Sunday, Sept. 24. Services are: 8 a.m. tradi-
tional; 9:30 a.m. contemporary; and, 11 a.m. traditional. Child
care is provided. For information, contact the church office at
(863) 763-4021.

OHS yearbooks to go on sale
Okeechobee High School Yearbooks will be on sale Sept. 25
through Sept. 29 during first and second lunch. The cost of the
yearbook is $35. If you buy now, you save $10 and will be admit-
ted to the Yearbook Jam in May when the books arrive. Please
make checks payable to OHS.

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. On Tuesday, Sept.
26, the walk will be held at Okeechobee High School 2800 U. S.
441 N., and Everglades Elementary School, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.
For information, call (863) 763-3519.

Early Learning group to meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee counties will meet Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 1:30 p.m. in
the conference room 3 of the Roger Poltras Administration Build-
ing, 2300 Virginia Ave., in Fort Pierce. For information, contact
Dorett Williams at (772) 489-8120, ext., 10.

Main Street members to meet
Okeechobee Main Street will hold a general membership
Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Par-
rott Ave., starting at noon. All members and public are invited.
For information, call Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

Substance abuse board will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board
will meet Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 11:30 a.m until 1 p.m. at
' 1600 S.W. Second Ave. For information, contact Val Marone at
(863) 462-0040. This is a brown bag lunch meeting.

Cowboys for Christ plan event
Cowboys for Christ, located off S.R. 731 and Club House Road
in Venus, will meet Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. Food and fellow-
ship time begins at 7 p.m.

Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting
schedule 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
Shower to be held on Sept. 29. Anyone interested in helping or
donating may call (863) 462-5877.

Republican group plans barbecue
The Republican Party of Okeechobee will be having an open
house barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the headquarters directly behind Dairy Queen. Everyone is
welcome and there is no charge. Steak, potatoes and beverage
will be provided. For information, call Joe at (863) 610-1639.

Free event on native plants planned
Learn more about Florida's native plants on National Public
Lands Day at DuPuis Management Area, 23500 S.W Kanner
Highway, Canal Point, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday,
Sept. 30. Join us to be a part of the nation's largest hands-on vol-
unteer effort as volunteers of all ages help install native plants at
DuPuis' Visitors' Center. Guided tours of the Habitat Trail will be
offered. There will be a presentation about southern Florida's
native plants, and we will have beautiful, native plants available
for purchase. This event is free and all volunteers with receive a
free barbecue lunch. Girl Scouts can earn the "Get with the
Land" badge for participating. High School students can earn
volunteer hours. Call (800) 432-2045, ext. 3339, for information
and to sign up.

Farm Bureau plans Family Day
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau is hosting their annual
membership Meeting/Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Quail
Creek Plantation on S.R. 68 E. starting at 4 p.m. Dinner will be
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. The facility will remain open until 7 p.m.
for everyone to enjoy. There will be music, games, Bounce


House for the kids, sporting clays, golf cart rides and entertain-
ment for all ages. Members are being asked to bring a covered
dish, salad, vegetable or a dessert. Meat and drinks will be pro-
vided by the Okeechobee County Farm Bureau. To RSVP by Oct.
2, contact Charlene or Lisa at the Farm Bureau office at (863)
763-3101.


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Annual Report

Students Scoring at Level 1 or Level 2 on the Reading Portion of
the Florida Comprehensive -Assessment Test (FCAT)

Grade Total Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Number Scoring Scoring Scoring Scoring Scoring Scoring
Tested at Level at Level at Level at Level at at
1 1 2 2 Levels 1 Levels 1
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4 509 70 13.75% 87 17.09% 157 30.84%
5 493 92 18.66% 89 18.05% 181. 36.71%
6 542 125 23.06% 103 19% 228 42.07%
7 543 98 18.05% 130 23.94% 228 41.99%
8 505 141 .27.92% 167 33.07% 308 60.99%
9 518 166 32.05% 181 34.94% 347 66.99%
10 468 243 51.92% 126 26.92% 369 78.85%

Students Retained (not promoted) in Grades 3 through 10

Grade Number Retained End-of-Year Percent Retained
Membership
3 49 581 8.43%
4 17 511 3.33%
5 3 487 0.62%
6 18 550 3.27%
7 4 543 0.74%
8 8 514 1.56%
9 51 528 9.66%
10 59 489 12.07%

Number of Students Promoted for Good Cause,
by Category of Exemption
(Grade 3)

ELL Students Students Students SWD Students Total
Students with passing on demonstrating retained retained promoted
with less Disabilities alternative proficiency once with twice with 2 with cause
than 2 (SWD) not assessment through 2+ years + years of
years in tested on portfolio remediation remediation
ESOL FCAT per
IEP
9 1 6 0 40 2 58

The following changes to the district's policy on student retention and promotion
at the middle school level were made and are included in the Student
Progression Plan:
Middle School Requirements for Students Entering 6* Grade on 2006-07
To be promoted from middle school a student must successfully complete:
3 middle school or higher, year-long courses in English;
3 middle school or higher, year-long courses in Mathematics;
3 middle school or higher, year-long courses in Science;
3 middle school or higher, year-long courses in Social Studies; and
1 course in career and education planning to be completed In 7" or
8" grade, which can be a stand-alone course or instruction integrated
into an existing course or courses.


The Chobee Bulls took on middle 13-6; Chobee Bulls
Bartow last weekend. The juniors def. Bartow 34-6;
results are as follows: Chobee Bulls seniors def. Bar-
Bartow def. Chobee Bulls tow 13-0.


Sports Briefs

Adult softball tournament slated
A men's softball tournament will be held Sept. 23 at 9 a.m. at the
men's softball field on N.W Ninth Ave.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the first and second place teams.
The time has not been announced. "
The entry fee is $225 per team.
For information and registration, call Sandy at (863) 634-4496 or
George at (863) 634-7657.

OHS golf team sign-ups ongoing
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 current physical must be on record with
the school.
For information contact coach Mark Ward at (863) 634-1722.

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 regulai-season
home games, and for all Brahman athletics.
For information, contact Daryl Roehm, OHS athletic director, at
(863) 447-0566.

OHS rodeo team seeking members
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.homestead.com and then
go to the membership page and download your forms.

Grid program taking players
The Pop Warner football program is still accepting new players.
If your child would like to play, contact co-presidents James
Shockley at (863) 634-3482 or Albion Crowell at (863) 697-2576. The
registration fee is $75.
In order to. register you must have a copy of your child's last
report card, a current year physical from your doctor and a copy of
the child's birth certificate.

Adult players wanted for baseball team
Adult (18 and over) players are wanted for a men's baseball
team. If interested, contact George at (863) 634-7657.


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POW-MIA Recognition Day
VFW Buckhead 9528 recently honored POW-MIA's and
the unaccounted 81,000 American men and women since
WWII. They saluted the families of the missing on Nation-
al PQW-MIA Recognition Day. One hundred thirty Okee-
chobee residents and visitors from surrounding areas
joined in the day-long ceremony. Participating in the cer-
emony is Herb Karnes (left), former POW at the battle of
Battle of the Bulge, where 20,000 Americans were killed
and 50,000 wounded, Don South (center), commander-of
Post; and, Mike Hall (right), Vietnam veteran and ceremo-
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WWII reunion tour planned
The Association of Fifth Army
veterans of World War II, Italian
Campaign-1943 to 1945, and their
sons, -daughters, families and
friends will visit Rome, Anzio,
Cassino, Florence, Futa Pass-Mt.
Battaglia, Bologna, Venice and
American military cemeteries for
10 days from May 7 until May 17,
2007. Those interested in joining
this tour should call Sy Canton at
(561) 865-8495 or write to him at


5121 B Nesting Way, Delray Beach,
Fla. 33483 for more information.
The USA SigCOCS Associa-
tion will have their next reunion
Oct. 6-9, 2006, including a golf
tournament on Oct 5, in Nashville,
Tenn. For more information,
please contact Richard Kerns at
4101 Helena Bay Ct; Hermitage,
Tenn. 37076-3104.
Email: rkerns99@bellsouth.net;
Phone: 615-391-0867 or 727-595-
4070 (email preferred method)


The next reunion of the bradley.com; reunion web site:
USS BRADLEY (DE/FF-1041) will www.mlrsinc.com/bradley. The
be held Nov. 9-12, 2006, in crewmen of the USS BRYCE
Charleston, S.C. The association CANYON (AD-36) will be hold-
is eagerly searching for former ing their next reunion in Balti-
crewmembers. If you served more, Oct 12-15, 2006. For more
aboard the Bradley, please con- information, contact Mike Nes-
tact Bruce Gottsch at 20 Cram- bit at 9605 Derald Rd, Santee
brook Rd, New City, N.Y. 10956- Calif. 92071. Phone: 619-562-
4702. Phone: 845-634-3993; 5690, email: thenezz@aol.com,
e-mail bgottsch@optonline.net; web: www.mlrsinc.com/bryce-
ship's web site: www.uss- -canyon.


Service Club Briefs


American Legion
Pbst #64
Te American Legion Post #64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. The
Post; phone number is (863) 763-
2950..
4 The Post is putting together a list
of Okeechobee men and women who
are on active duty and currently serv-
ing in all branches of military service,
National Guard and Reserve units.
Please call the Post at (863) 763-2950
and ask for Commander Dan Fennell.
Or, send a note listing the branch of
service, name, rank and unit number
to: American Legion Post #64, 501
S.E, Second St., Okeechobee, Fla.,
34974.
The Post will temporarily
change their hours of operation to
Sunday, Monday Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday from 1 until 8
p.m.; and Wednesday from noon until
8p.m.
0, Our kitchen is open daily serv-
ing a regular menu. The hours of
operation are: Monday, Thursday and
" Friday from 1 until 3:30 p.m.; Wednes-
day, tacos and margaritas served
from noon until 6 p.m.; Saturday and
Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m.
Sunday at 1 p.m., Sports Time
or NASCAR on big screen TV.
SaLsage, hot dogs, pizza.and $j drft-
beer will be offeFe4. -
0 Happy i6u'r in (e Tuhge is
i from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday
'and Thursday.
Bar bingo will be held each
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday nights beginning at 6 p.m.
for members and guests.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music will be
from 4 until 7p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at 5 p.m.
The Sons of the American
Legion. steak dinner will be held on
the third Sunday of each month from
3 until 6 p.m. for a $10 donation. The
dinner will include steak, baked pota-
to, salad, dessert, coffee and tea.
SThere will be entertainment from 3
until 7 p.m.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
A regular informational meeting on the
first Saturday of the month at the
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528,
2002 U.S. 78W., at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Chuck Gillespie at
(863) 697-1451 or Jerry Lee Shields at
(863) 467-8779 or (863)634-9563.
Am-Vets Ladies Auxiliary meet-
ings are the first Saturday of the
month at 10 am. Contact the Post at
467-2882 for information.

Eagles Aeries #4137
,Every Tuesday bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a donation.
0 Wednesdays: bar bingo from 4
p.m. until ? Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss at
1 p.m.,
First and third Thursday: Auxil-
iary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $12 donation.
Music will be by Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays: music
at7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.
Cali the Aeries for other events
at (863) 763-2552.


Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on S.R.
70 East. For information, call (863)
763-6580.
Elks plan barbecue dinner
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third will be the regular
meeting starting at 8 p.m.
Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors open
at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be
available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members and,
guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2
p.m. until ?
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N:W. Fifth Ave.
For information about the club and
events, call Bucky Yoder at (863) 467-
7342 or Matt Buxton at (863) 357-
9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds their
meetings on the second and fourth
Monday of each month starting at
7:30 p.m.
Order of the Eastern
Star -Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star has
many fun activities planned on the first
and third Tuesday of each month. For
upcoming activities, contact. W.M.
Margaret at (863) 467-8020. '
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78 W.
in Buckhead Ridge. The Lodge's
phone number is (863) 763-2250.
Sunday breakfast will be served
from 9 until 11 a.m.
Thursday and Friday night
meals will be served from 5 until 7:15
p.m. Call the Lodge at (863) 763-2250
for the menu.
Thursday is karaoke night start-
ing at 7 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m. there
will be music for dancing. Call to see
who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served starting at 6 p.m. Saturday is
karaoke at 8 p.m. Call for the menu.
Friday, Sept. 22: karaoke will be
at 6 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 22: 6 p.m., 50/60s
Sock Hop. Wear your 50s/60s outfit -
there will be prizes. There will be hot
dogs, hamburgers, fries, milk shakes,
root beer floats, cherry cokes and
Brandy Alexander. Otherngames, too.
Saturday, Sept. 23: 3 p.m.,
Booth wedding. Governor Steve
Booth and Senior Regent Bonnie
Horner are getting married at the
Lodge. Dress accordingly. Reception
will follow.

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center #1753
is located at 159 N.W. 36th St. in
Okeechobee. For information and
meal menus, call the Lodge at (863)
763-4954.
Social quarters open daily from
noon until 8 p.m.
General men's ,meeting is the
second and fourth Wednesday at 7
p.m.
WOTM #956 meeting is the sec-
ond and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Men's officer meeting first and
third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Women's officer meeting on the


first Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m.
General meeting on the second
Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m.
Horseshoes every Thursday
and Sunday 5 p.m.
Moose races every Saturday at
1 p.m. Washer toss at3 p.m.
Karaoke with Chuck on Sun-
days from 3 p.m. until ?, with snacks.
Turkey Shoot on the first Sunday,
of each month at 9 a.m.

VFW Post #4423
The VFW North Post #4423 is
located at 300 N.W. 34 St. Events are
seasonal, contact the Post at (863)
763-0818 for information or write the
Post at RO. Box 1137, Okeechobee
Fl. 34973. The Post opens at noon
Monday through Sunday.
Monday through Thursday:
happy hour from 4 until 6 p.m.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Food will be avail-
able. Everyone is welcome.
Friday: bingo starts at 1 p.m.
for members and guests. Food will be
available. Karaoke will be from 6 until
10 p.m.
Saturday: bar bingo at 1 p.m.
for members and guests Karaoke will
be from 6 until 10 p.m. Food will be
available.
Sunday: dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until p.m., and willbefol-
"oWeabio y ol-R from 6 until 10 p..
Every third Sunday there will be
a post meeting and ladies auxiliary
meeting at 11 a.m.
* The post membership drive is
under. way, and the post is striving for
100 percent. For information, contact
the quartermaster at (863) 763-0818.
Big screen TV for all events.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located at
2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead Ridge.
For information, call (863) 467-2882,
Post hours are from noon until 8 p.m.,
Monday through Sunday.
We are taking applications for new
members for the VFW, Ladies Auxil-
iary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS and
AMVETS ladies auxiliary.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner and Men's Auxiliary or AmVets.
Music will be available.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner with
baked potato, salad and rolls will be
served from 5:30 until 7 p.m. for a $10
donation. Dancing immediately fol-
lows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The main
meeting is on the fourth Saturday.
For information contact Comman-
der Johnnie HK Patent at (863) 467-
2882.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The game


room has a regulation-size pool table.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Monday
through Saturday at 10 a.m., and Sun-
day at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m. Mon-
day through Saturday and at 1 p.m.
on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will start
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is available, cour-
tesy of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Thursday: short order food night
from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8 p.m.
along with live music and dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Live music and dancing will
start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with the
big-screen TV.


Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events..
Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine Club,
S.R. 78 W., members will meet the


first and third Thursday of each
month at 8 p.m. The club is also
available for weddings and parties.
,For information call the club at (863)
763-3378, Kip at (863) 610-6659, or
Keith at (863) 634-2682.


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Health Briefs


Babysitter training
class being offered
The American, Red Cross-
Okeechobee Branch will be hold-
ing a babysitter training class on
Saturday, Sept. 23, where youth
learn knowledge and skills to pro-
vide safe and responsible care for
children. The course is siL hours
so participants should bring a
light snack or lunch. The cost of


this course if $45. For information, noon. Call (863) 763-2488 to reg-
call (863) 763-2488. ister.


Red Cross
offering classes
The American Red Cross will
hold a first aid class on Thursday,
Oct. 26, from 6 until 9 p.m.; an
adult CPR class on Tuesday, Oct.
10,'frobfi6 until 9 p.m.; and an
infant and child CPR class on Sat-
urday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. until


Blood donors
are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is
looking for blood donors in
Okeechobee. 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
bl'iood pressure donations can
also be accepted. A picture ID is',
needed for all donors,. r !


NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE


The St. Johns River Water Management District has tentatively
adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy.


Last year's property tax levy:
A. Initially proposed tax levy
B. Less tax reduction due to Value Adjustment
Board and other assessment changes
C. Actual property tax levy


This year's proposed tax levy


$ 119,845,608


$ (140,828)
$ 119,986,436


$ 148,406,047


This tax increase is applicable to the following counties:


Alachua
Baker
Bradford
Brevard
Clay
Duval


Flagler
Indian River
Lake
Marion
Nassau
Okeechobee


Orange
Osceola
Putnam
St. Johns
Seminole
Volusia


All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on
the proposed tax increase to be held on


Tuesday, September 26, 2006
5:05 p.m. at
District Headquarters Governing Board Room
4049 Reid Street
Highway 100 West
Palatka, Florida 32177



A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the
budget will be made at this hearing.


BUDGET SUMMARY
ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
FISCAL YEAR 2006-2007
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT ARE 5.42% MORE THAN LAST
YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.
This budget represents a continuation of the prior year tax rate of 0.462. Increases in ad valorem revenue result solely from overall growth in taxable values.
Special Revenue -
Special Revenue Fund' Water Protection Other Capital
General Fund Other & Sustainability Debt Service Funds ProjectsFunds TotalBudget
ESTIMATED REVENUES
Fund Balance, beginning ofyear $ 43,668,569 $ 9,788,985 $ 28,675,903 $ 6,497,354 $ 11,675,792 $ 100,306,603
Estimated Revenues
Ad Valorem Taxes
Millagenper $1,000-.462
Ad Valorem Taxes $ 142,469,805 $ 142,489 05

Interest on Investments $ 5,478,161 $ 50,000 $ 350,550 $ 6,878,711
Regulatory Permits 3,500,000 3,600,000
OthernDistrict Sources 1,196,922 I,196,922
Land Management Revenue 1,305,00 1,305;080
Sale of capital assets
TotalDistrict Sources $ 11,480,163 $ 50,000 $ 3,50 $ 11,8,713

Donationons for Mitigation
Counties 690,500 690,500
Cities 279,500 279,500
Water Management DIlstrilcts 363,858 363,858
Other District Sources 870,150 870,150
Total Other Local Sources $ 2,204,008 $ 2,204,008
State Sourecs
Florida Forever $ 42,983,524 $ 42,983.524
Water Management Lands Trust Fund 14,464,546 $ 6,069,450 20,533,996
Florida Department of Transportalon 2,133,757 2,133,757
Ecnystems Management Trut 51,719,157 51719.157
Water Protection & Sustlanability Trust Fund $ 37,572,764 37,.52,764
OtherStateSources 8.480.752 _______ 480.752
Total State Sources 119,781,736 $ 37,572,764 $ 6,069,450 $ 163,423,980
Fede Sources
Environmental Prmtleon Agency- EPA $ 5,40,382 $ 5,480,382
Natural Resources Consewation Service NRCS 1,199,740 11.499,740
Other Federal Sources
Total Federal Sources $ 6,680,122 $ 6,680,122
Total Revenue $ 153,949,968 $ 128,715,866 $ 37,572,764 $ 6,420,000 $ $ 326,658,598
Other Financing Sources (Uses)
Transfers in fromGeneral Fund $ 26.135,250 $ 394,000 $ 26,529,250
Transfers In from Special Revenue Fund 884,158 884,158
Transfers Out $ (26,529,250) $ (884,158) (27,413,408)
Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) $ (26,529,250) $ (884,158) $ 27,019,408 $ $ 394,000 $
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES(Including Fund $ 171,089,287 $ 137,620,693 $ 93,268,075 $ 12,917,354 ,$ 12,069,792 $ 426,965,201
Balances)

ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES I
Water Resources Planning and Monitoring $ 18,209,427 $ 445,510 S 400,000 $ 19,054.937
Acquisition, Restoration and Public Works 57,104.967 119,438,227 74,745,528 $ 420,000 $ 1,182,657 2586,891.379
Operation and Maintenance of Lands and Works 10,188.776 7,591,672 17.780,448
Regulation 17,112.708 600,000 17,712,708
Outreach 5,106,370 294,300 5,400,670
District Management and Adminlstranion 38,.275,205 303,395 38,578,600
Total Expenditures $ 145,997,453 $ 128,673,104 $ 75,145,528 $ 6,420,000 $ 1,182,657 $ 357,418,742

RESERVES AND DESIGNATIONS I
Restricted for Land AcqulsltionEscrow $ 6,751,150 $ 9.852,798 $ 16,603,948
Legal Restrictions 1,696.439 $ 6,497.354 8,193,793
EconomicStablilizaion Reserve $ 6,300,000 .,300,000
Designated for Water Sustalnablllty Sinking Fund $ 17,722.547 17,722,547
Designated for Water Protection Sinking Fund 400,000 400,000
Designated for LSJRB Reuse Initiative Sinking Fund 3,128,712 3,128,712
USJRB Water Resource Development 3,951,230 3.951.230
Apapka ReservoirProject 2,936,239 2,936.235
Apopka North Shore Restoration 1,175.250 1.175.250
Cooperative Projects 3.156,745 500,000 3,656,745
Designated for Land Management 1.000,000 1,000,000
Undesignated 3,443,65 1,034,337 4,477,995
Total Reserves and Designations $ 25,091,834 $ 8,947,589 $ 18,122,547 $ 6,497,354 $ 10,887,135 $ 69,546,459
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES AND
RESERVES $ 171,089,287 $ 137,620,693 $ 93,268,075 $ 12,917,354 $ 12,069,792 $ 426,965,201

THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING
AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
IlI.
Movie times for Friday, Sept 15,
through Thursday, Sept. 21, are as
follows:
Theatre I-"Gridiron Gang" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Little Man" (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
at2,4:15,7 and9 p.m.
Theatre III "Material Girls"
(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 at2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 arid under are $4.50; senior
citizens are. $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard; .Auxiliary makes house
calls? Theywill come to your home
to discuss the required safety
equipment needed on your boat.
This service is free. You will receive
a cordial, informative and confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be placed
on boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call (863) 467-3085 to
arrange:a boat check.

Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.

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

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

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

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

You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids In Distress is a com-


munity-supported agency dedicat-
ed to the care, treatment and pre-
vention of child abuse and neglect.
They have locations in Broward
and Palm Beach counties.

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
.iidhf. adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For information on cost and reser-
vations, call (863) 763-4630.


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BLUE HEELER- young female,
Call Evelyn Marcy at
(863)655-2179 for informa-
tion
CAMERA. in iti parl ,:'ri Ljb:,r
Day. (8631i76 -6464
CHIHUAHUA, vicinity of Eden
Park on Sept. 13th. Call to
identify. (239)657-8549
MOTHERS RING, VFW
Post#10539 Wed. Sept.
13th. Please call to identify.
(863)357-2895

LOST FAMILY PET gray lop
eared rabbit, since 9/9, SE
38th Trail, (863)634-9564
RED NOSE BULL DOG PUPS-
(2), lost around the Prairie
Viking area, 6 mos old,
(863)763-2668
WHITE MALE BULLDOG -
Brown patch over eye, bik.
spots on nose. Basswood. Re-
ward! 634-2542/772-263-2269

AKC RAT TERRIER young
male, 7 Ibs., very smart,
needs adult home w/fenced
yd. FREE. 863-675-4858
BASSETT HOUND MIX (2),
male & female, about 9 mos.
old. Prefer to stay together.
(863)227-2600
CAT To good homes. 1 spayed
female. (863)467-7536
FEMALE DOG brwn/blk.
spots, unique markings.
Smaller. Good family dog, to
good home. 863-227-4311
FREE: GERMAN SHEPHERD -
3 years old, AKC, with pa-
pers, very loving, spade. Call
863-467-7123.
FREE KITTEN 9 weeks, fe-
male, litter trained.
863-634-3503 Iv. msg.
GUINEA PIGS, To good
homes. (863)357-0054
JACK RUSSELL- older female,
spayed, all shots, needs one
on one attention, does not
get along w/other animals
loves people(863)261-1968
KITTENS, 9 weeks old, ready
to go. (863)610-2204
KITTENS- to good homes 7
just weaned kittens, all differ-
ent colors to choose from.
(863)946-9133


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Job Information 225
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BADCOCK & MORE
Full Time
Salesperson Needed
Apply in person at:
512 WN Park St.
NO PHONE CALLS
PLEASE
COOK
Accepting application for
experenced full time cook.
Apply in person @
Crossroad Restaurant
5050 NE 128th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL


ASSISTANT
MANAGER
($30,000 to start) &
SERVERS NEEDED
(AM & PM)
For Busy
Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S.Parrot Ave.
BUCKET OPERATORS &
CLIMBERS w/CDL.
863-227-2462
CARPENTERS WANTED
For Construction Company
863-634-3581
COOK OR WAITRESS NEEDED
Buckhead Ridge
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (772)546-4191
DRIVER /THROWER
Full-Time, Clean CDL
Class B License
Call 772-597-3755
or 772-220-9939
Indiantown Sanitation
EXPERIENCED EXCAVATOR
& DOZER OPERATORS
Must have experience on CAT
equipment. Excellent pay &
benefits. Reply to Box 1608,
C/O Okeechobee News, P.O.
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34974
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PRESCHOOL
Now Hiring for F/T Lead
Teacher for 2 year olds. Call
863-763-8800
IMMEDIATE OPENING
For experienced Waitress.
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INTERVENTION SPECIALIST
Big Cypress Reservation
Work with Family Services and Education
Departments to provide counseling services
to students at home and school. Develop and
follow a Truancy plan. Bachelor's degree in
Education or Psychology. Masters in Mental
Health/Social Work, MS Word, Access, Excel,
Outlook. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Fax resume to (954)967-3477 or resumes
to editharill@semtdbe.com

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


FARM DRIVER
Established agricultural
operation West of Hobe Sound
seeks full time driver.
(CDL Class A Operator)
1(800)483-4279


F/T PHARMACY
TECHNICIAN
Experienced preferred.
Bring your resume to
The Medicine Shoppe
105 NW 5th St.


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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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


HANDYMAN
GROUNDSKEEPER FOR
MOBILE HOME PARK.
Full or Part Time
Buckhead Ridge Resort
Fax resume to (772)546-3482
or call (800)483-4279


LPN, RN, or RT? needed for
national respiratory company.
Ideal candidate must be
motivated and work well
with others. Paid mileage
vacation time
Excellent benefits
Fax resume to 863-7RI-1 Q1
or C ::.


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



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

SALES ASSOCIATE
GAS/CONVENIENCE STORE
Brighton Reservation
Excellent Communication skills,
good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Positive customer service
attitude. High School diploma or GED.
Flexible working hours. Salary: based on
exp. Fuel & food allowance, incentives.
Excellent benefits (medical, dental, 401K)
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

ACCOUNTING
Position available, must have a 2 or 4 year
degree in accounting or related field, good
computer and communication skills a plus.
Benefits Available.
Fax resume to (863)763-6169 or'
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee.



HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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NURSING CARE WITH A HEART
Treasure Coast Hospices Big Lake Branch
is growing. W re seeking an RN to join our
compassionate & caring team.
Please contact Fran Priddy, HR
800-299-4677
fpriddy@tchospices.org
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Lakeport Water Assoc. Inc.
(A member-owned,
non-profit FL Corp.)
Applicant must perform all
duties required at Lakeport
Water. Must be available to
.work weekends and
evenings as needed. Valid
FL drivers license and clean
ddriving record required.
Entry level pay beginning at
$12 per hour. Benefits
include employer paid health
insurance, uniforms, paid
vacation, sick time & paid
holidays.
Applications accepted
M-F, 8a.m.-12 p.m.
Call (863)946-1300 for
more info.
Local Construction Company
Looking to fill concrete
specialist positions. Experi-
ence in flat work, block lay-'
ing, footers and reading
prints. Valid driver's license
necessary. (863)357-2700
or(863)357-0852
Local construction company -
Looking to fill general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Valid driver's license neces-
sary. Call (8631357-2700 or
(863)357-0852
MECHANIC
MECHANICS ASSISTANT
CONTROL DESK
Part time & full time.
(863)610-0852
POOL CAGE INSTALLER
& SCREEN ROOM INSTALLER.
Exp Only. Top Pay. Apply in
person at 928 SW Park St.
RETAIL SALESPERSON
The UPS Store, the industry
leader in business and
shipping services has an
excellent opportunity for a
Customer Service/Sales Clerk
We are looking for someone
who is friendly and outgoing.
The ideal candidate will have
retail experience, outstanding
customer service skills, must
be well organized and
professional. Apply now at
1414S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee
(863)763-9777
TEACHER'S AIDE
To work with disabled adults.
Aide will work hand in hand
with instructor in classroom
environment. Competitive
salary and benefits.
Fax resume to: 863-467-9656
2825 SW 3rd Terrace.
TIRE CHANGER
**Must Be Experienced**
Benefits
Apply in person:
St. Lucie Battery & Tire.
198 Hwy. 98N.



Fresenius Medical Care-NA
has IMMEDIATE OPENING
for an RN, F/T, good
benefits, Training provided.
Apply 201 SW 16 St.
Phone 863-467-7654.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT
For medical office/front desk.
Weekdays.
Fax qualifications to
(863)467-9688

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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


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never accept any advertise-
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sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
Irue, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages. we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-876-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader ol these charges in
the ads. but occasionally
we may not he aware of the
charges. Therefore. if you
call a number out of your
area. use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered1415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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



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


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

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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fxture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


A/C UNIT- Commercial, Bard,
4 ton A/C Package unit. Wall
.mount Was installed, Never
used. $750. (863)357-3400


DISHWASHER & WASHER-
both in good condition $125
for both or will sell separate
(863)675-1634
DRYER- Frigidaire, Electric.
Like new. $40.
(863)467-5070
FRIGIDAIRE WASHER/DRYER
Stacked. Less than 1 yr. old,
exc.cond. $500.
863-697-8106
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
REFRIGERATOR & STOVE(ce-
ramic) like new, $450 for
both will sell separate
(863)675-1634
REFRIGERATOR, Amana side
by side, white, water & ice in
door, $200. (863)467-9744
WASHER Kenmore, perfect
working cond., barely used,
$80 Must sell
(863)697-8881



BOOKS & KIDS TOYS, $8.50.
(863)697-6129



STEEL STORAGE CONTAINER
45'x8'x1l0'. You haul it. $350.
772-334-1045. Located in
Palm City.



DOORS (3), For mobile-home.
$60 for all or will separate.
(863)467-4328
PIPE TRUSSES (10)
2.5" x 13.6' long. New, never
used. $200/all. 863-763-8872


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The Okeechobee News is seeking a
Customer Service Representative. This is a
part time position that could lead to full
time employment.
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skills
Have good people skills
Be a team player
Be organized
Be able to handle deadlines
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Desire to be successful
Good math skills
Knowledge in:
Payables
Banking/Deposits
Phone Etiquette
Excel
Word Perfect
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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ROOF PANS (20), 12" alumi-
num, 9' long. $200 for all or
will separate.
(863i1047-4328

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.



Rain Gutters |
Licensed & Insured
863.763.5650
863.634.7145
1551 N.,V. 24th
Drive
Okeechobee
License 07655


BABY STROLLER, idrarid new,
Combi Telra TS, w,'acoustic
canopy speakers. 5100.
(863)634-0565
HANDMADE BABY OUILT-
$50 Caiii Diane
18631.63-3265 .


BOYS & GIRLS CLOTHING, 65.
pc sies 10-L- 6 Tommy,,
Naulica Polio Levi,;. eli $85.
will se 18630357-0391


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Appro. .44 yrs.
old. Rare iiems $500 all or
be;toner 863.824-3358
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(1000)- Ra ri & Conic:. late
ti0 edrly 90s &Ec. cona. $400
or De iloher" 863-763-8943
PLATES, Windows o01 the
World by Higginri Bolld set
oi 4 min cerilicates. $80
(863467.1 7'44
STAMP COLLECTION &
SCHOOL BELL & MILK-
SHAKE MACHINE, etc., $500
(863)467-1325
Copuer
Suples 0580'


COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
(561)676-0427
CUSTOM COMPUTER DESK
Solid wood w/drawer, hutch,
26" deep, 48" wide, 56" high
Exc.cond.$100.863-467-5877
DELL PENTIUM III- Loaded,
Internet & School Ready War-
ranty 17" Monitor, Keyboard &
Mouse $180.
(863)634-0812
PENTIUM 4- Complete, key-
board, mouse, educational
program, $250
(863)843-0158
SCANNER- UMAX Astra
1220S, All hardware. Extra
software, Win. 98, $25.
(863)675-4970 Lv. msg.



DRAPES- Burdine custom
lined. Multi pastel colors.
$50. or best offer.
(863)763-6216


ANTIQUE CHINA CABINET-
excellent condition, asking
$300 (863)467-2194
BR SUITE- QS, hdbd, night
stands, 5 drawer bureau, 2
lamps, $400 (239)738-6215
BUNK BEDS- Like new, $150.
(863)634-7318
CHINA CABINET off white, 2
pc. w/shelves and lights up.
$75/neg. (772)597-0650
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. 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- Brown & beige flow-
ers. $25. (863)983-8131
Clewiston


Couch, Loveseat & Chair, blue
in color, like brand new,
$200. (863)763-7209
COUCHES (2) grey w/wht.
flowers. Good cond.
$250/both, will sell separate.
863-357-1352
DINETTE SET- 4 chairs, but-
terfly leaf table, matching
wheeled cafe table, $300
(239)738-6215
DINING ROOM SET 6 cane
back chrs, china cab., 2
leaves, teak/brass. $450.
Negot 863-357-1352
DINING TABLE custom made
w/glass top, nice cond. Cost
$1150 new, sacrifice for
$125. (561)633-1371.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Wall unit. Oak colored wood,
Excellent-condition. $150. or
best offer. (863)467-2887
HIDE A BED COUCH & LOVE-
SEAT, $400.863-234-1067
MISC. FURNITURE Recliner-
RockerTable w/4 chrs., Mar-
ble top coffee t6l., $125/all,
will sell sept, 863-763-8828
OFFICE SET, Maicring con-
tempoirayry *yl desl, drawer
file :abirier, 2 b0u i srielv.;
$750 neg. (863)674-0844
RECLINER, Lane, swivels &
rocks too. Good condition.
$75 (863)467-8681
SOFA- asking $50 in good
condition (863)517-1974
SOFA, Contemporary fabric,
matching leather chair & foot-
stool, end tables & lamps.
$750 neg. (863)674-0844
SOFAS (2), Matching, gray
w/flowers, good condition.
$150 or will separate.
(863)357-1352
TWO MAUVE CHAIRS
Recliners. Lg. wall mirror,
40"x47". $220/all, will sell
separate. 863-983-7996
WATERBED- King size,
w/headboard & drawers. Ex-
cellent condition. $100.
(863)467-2887
WICKER LOVESEAT, White, 2
chairs, Coffee table & Cherry
Rolltop desk Good cond. $150
Will sep. 863 634-0812


COLT 45, Argentinean 1928,
all matching numbers, an-
tique. $600 (863)467-1958
GUN RACK/ WALL MOUNT
22x29" holds 4 rifles,
1960's. Small drawer, $25.
863-610-1276
MAG For Ruger Mini14, 40
round steel Federal, not
used, $60. Ask for Ross
(863)983-8661
REVOLVER PISTOL- Colt offi-
cers 22 cal. $550. Firm.
Vince (863)697-2969
Helt & Reuing
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BOWFLEX EXTREME, less
than 1 yr. old, $600 or best
offer. (863)634-7883
A LOSE THE
S POUNDS &
INCHES
FOREVER!
All natural, Doctor recom-
mended & guaranteed. FREE
Samples. 863-357-3430
TREADMILL Pro-Form
GS490, $200.
(863)675-2136



SILK TREE BUSHES (2) Ask-
ing $50 for both will sell sep-
arate (863)610-1276


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$450 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023


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,
$50. (863)763-6220


JAZZY LIKE PWR. WHLCHAIR
(Pronto-54) Up to 300 lbs.
Med. size lift chair. Both good
cond. $1250.863-635-3540
LIFT CHAIR- Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
MOBILITY CHAIR- Jazzy, ex-
cellent condition, $750 neg.
(863)675-6630 LaBelle
SCOOTER, Electric, perfect
condition, used very little, w/
charger & instructions, can de-
liver. $1250 (863)634-6491
WALKER- 4 wheels, basket
and seat, paid $200, never
used, will sell for $75
(863)357-3178


AERATER TANK, for well, 200
gallon, w/filters, $300 or
best offer. (863)763-3537
FAX FILM CARTRIDGES (2),
For Brothers, PC 201 & PC
301. $29.90 for both or will
separate. (863)467-1484
FOG MACHINE, Perfect for
Halloween. $30
(561I)629.621.3 ,or
(8%63j-76 22
GAS CYLINDER, 1001b., 1/3
full, 1 year old,,$75 neg.
(863)763-7892
HOT TUB- SEATS 5
As is. Complete w/pumps.
$250 or best offer.
863-302-1100
TANNING BED stand up, by
The Tanning-Hut, w/2 bulbs,
asking $800. (863)634-9119
TRAILER, '93 Rayside, double,
axle, 4 ton capacity, tree bar,
2 5/16" ball & ramps,
$1050. (772)286-8812



ACCORDION- 120 base but-
tons, 41 treble, 18.5" long,
19lbs, exc cond, $500
(863)763-7206
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1.371
DRUM SET, Coda, wine'color,
used about 10 min., pd
$1200, asking $600.
863-697-9514 after 7pm
ELECTRIC SIGNS (2) Comm'lI
grade. 4'x10', 20"x8'.
500/both, will sell separate.
863-763-8872
ORGAN, Yamaha, $300
(863)675-8134
PIANO w/bench $100 or best
offer (863)675-3659
YAMAHA PORTATONE PSR
22 KEYBOARD, with stand
$200. (302)492-3308


COMPUTER DESK L shaped,
w/hutch, pine color $100.
(863)763-8622
FILE CABINETS- 1 legal size &
1 letter size. $50. for both
(863)801-4949
Pets/Supies067


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$35 (863)983-7702
CHIHUAHUA- male, 2yrs old,
potty trained, tan color, $200
(863)824-8749
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY Male,
12 weeks old, shots/wormed.
$250 or best offer.
863-697-6618
COCKATIELS (2), with cage.
$75 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
CONURES (3), Mated pair &
older baby w/large cage. $600
(863)675-0247 LaBelle
DOG KENNEL- 2, 10x10,
Chain linked. $325. for both,
or will separate.
Vlnce(863)697-2969
ENGLISH MASTIFF pure
bred, 10mths. old fixed male,
shots/wormed. Needs room to
run. $1100.239-425-5605
FISH AQUARIUM- 25 gal
w/stand $35
(239)503-6458
FISH AQUARIUM- 35 gal
w/stand and accessories
$150 (239)503-6458
GOATS- male, female and ba-
by, $300 for all
(863)902-0477


FISH AQUARIUM- Executive
quality, 200 gallon w/oak
base, filters, etc $900
;239i4i10-3784
FISH TANK used, 55 gallon,
w/accessories and wooden
storage stand, $150.
(863)610-5237
FISH TANKS, (3), 75 gallon, 3
in 1 pine stand, wet dry fil-
ters, VHO lights, 200 lbs. live
rock, $750. (863)763-4521
FLORIDA WHITE RABBITS, 3
bucks, 4 does, cages, water
system, feeder & more.
$300 neg. (239)280-6082
GERBILS (5), $10 for all. Call
anytime (863)634-6087
REDBONE COON HOUND
Puppies, 2 females, 6 males,
shots/wormed, 8 wks. Parents
on premises. UKC purple rib-
bonr bled .200 863-46.-4149
SHIH TZU- mile, AKC, srois.
$525 (863)675-1112
SHIH-TZU PUPPY, Male, 4
months old. White & tan,
AKC Pia.prsa.tr $'5O0
1863)763-0449
TOY FOX TERRIfli & Japa-
nese Chin both males $450.
for both. Or will sep.
(863)983-6537



RESTAURANT BOOTHS- (10)
large wooden, you haul, all
for $150 (863)697-6464
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CRAB TRAPS (2), $15 for both
(863)763-0625
KNEEBOARD- Hydroslide
Revolution, $50
(863)675-2136
POOL TABLE LIGHT- Round
Florence. $100.
(863)697-2022
POOL TABLE- with balls, good
condition, $500
(863)634-3923
WATER SKIS 67", O'Brien
Celebrity, $75.
(863)675-2136.



ICOM 144MHZ FM
229H, (2), one brand new, one
used. $200/both. Will sell
separate. 863-634-6205
JVC SP95- 2, Digital perfor-
mance. Good condition. $75.
(863)697-2044
SUB WOOFERS (2), 15" Quan-
tum. $300 (863)634-6476
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BIG SCREEN TV, 48" with
base, $1500. 863-234-1067
MITSUBISHI BIG SCREEN TV-
40", beautiful picture, $300
or best offer (863)467-2194
RCA 27" COLOR TV
2 yrs. old. $100.
863-983-7996
TELEVISION 17" Sanyo,
w/remote, asking $75.
(863)763-8622
TV, 50", $150 (863)675-8134


AIR COMPRESSOR, 2hp w/25
gallon tank. $75
(239)826-5226
CIRCULAR SAW 11 amp,
Black & Decker, 7 1/4", good
cond., $25. (863)634-1479
GENERATOR- Homellte
LRX4500 watts, 8.5hp,
125/240 volt, $450
(863)610-8152
MIG WELDER, Miller w/option-
al 25' spool gun. Weld S/S
steel, steel & alum. $1600.
(863)634-7423



KIRBY VACUUM like brand
new, used 3x, asking $500.
863-467-8038


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891


a Notice


PONY TAIL 5FT Palm, huge
pot, very healthy, 10 yrs old,
$125 or best offer
(863)763-3302







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



FOR RENT 2BR/1BA Duplex
in Okeechobee Estates, very
nice neighborhood, W/D hook-
up, water/garb/lawn care incl.,
$750/mo. 863-835-2391
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
OKEECHOBEE EFFICIENCY- Ig
bedroom, in town, no pets,
1st & sec + util, $500/mo.
(863)634-0322
SAMATHA'S GARDEN
APARTMENTS
Behind Cap.D's.2 Bdrm., 2
Ba. House. Frig., Stove, Dish-
washer & W/D, 4 person limit
$950 mo. + 1st, last & $600.
sec. dep. (863)634-5780
Unfurnished Efficiency (In
Town) No pets. Sink. free env.
$625. mo., 1st & sec. Utilities
incld'd. (863)357-3318


IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: West-
ern Side. 4 Br., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
LAKE ACCESSIBLE
Rentals Available.
2,3 & 4 Bedroom. Seasonal
& long term lease options.
Call 863-824-0981
Moorehaven 3BR/2BA, All
appliances included, 30' 1 car
garage, $1400/mo. 2 avail.
Oct. 1st. 863-946-3333


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WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed."Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer B35
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 8-15
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




RECYCLED LIME ready for de-
livery, limited quantity, high
calcium, Call for price quote.
Ground Pounders Trucking
(772)460-0991
al1@bellsouth.net
ROUND BALES
For bedding or mulch. (41)
$250. Will sell separately.
863-634-9111


CHEROKEE, 15.2 hands, Reg.
Gentle disposition. Neg. Cog-
Sins/UTD vacs., Exp. rider
1500.863-467-4049
DOC BAR MARE-Born in '96-
'97, $1000. (863)467-1617
Mare Quarterhorse, 7 yrs.
old, with saddle, $1300.
(863)447-5985
RED ROAN APPALOOSA,
Gelding, 6 years. $900. or
best offer. (863)763-2379
WESTERN SADDLE, Fabtron
synthetic, 14", $275 or best
offer. (863)634-7318




NEED SOD?
I can deliver & install
1-100 pallets.
Call Cody Williams,
863-634-3296



RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
48" cut, 18HP, runs good,
$550 or best offer
(863)634-4818
Aj.DINR MOWER- MTQ, 42"
1:CuI'. 16 HP BriqiL rurt.
g.,oud ried.f rear end 150
I865".3=-' '-"
RIDING MOWER, Snapper, 12
HP, 30" cut. $500.
(863)517-2077 Labelle
WEEDWACKER, Homelite
Professional, $275 or best
offer. (863)467-1958


SOWS- (3) Chester Whites.
300lbs., only 2 yrs. old.
$300/all, will sell separate.
239-826-5226


BASS WOOD, 3BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, office, brand new CBS,
nice lot, financing avail., ready
now. $179,900.863-484-0809
CBS FSBO, new, 04, 2/2/2
maple cabinets, walk in clos-
ets, hurricane shutters, other
upgrades, lot-124x125.
100% financing available.
((239)989-5063
hey_fay@yahoo.com



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 carport/workshop, end.
on concrete slab detached
from house. 10x20 covered
back porch, well & water sys-
tem. Large lot for area. Priced
to Sell!! Call 863-634-9630
OKEECHOBEE, 4BR/3BA
Located at 1761 NE 3rd St.,
2 story, fenced yard, possible
owner financing. Florida
Properties of Ft. Pierce, LLC
(772)465-6400



LOCAL OKEE. RESIDENT
Wanting to purch. ydy. Hunt-
ing Lease. Willing to work
land & maint. Willing to pay
$2000.-$4000. per season.
Call Roy 863-467-8487


AIR PARK, Priced reduced
50K, 2 hangers, Water & sep-
tic. 1 ac. 4000 ft lighted run-
way $149,500. 863-763-7453
OKEE., S.W. Section. Seclud-
ed 5 ac, 1200 sq ft Steel
bldg. Pond, House pad, City
water, 375K. (863)697-9926


Basswood Estates
By Owner, 2 Lots
1/4 acre each. $35,000 each
or best offer. (407)973-6503
A LOOK!!
LAKE

15 miles east
of Lake
Wales off Hwy. 60. Lake-
view lots, tree covered, no
M/H's. 50'x200' $25K,
100'x200' $60K, 200'x187'
$1 1OK. Free Community
Boat Launch & Marina.
863-696-4038 or cell:
863-944-2460 or email:
kinaohearts13(aol.com


NEW HOME 3BR/2BA
Basswood, $1100/mth.
Call Pritchards GMAC Real
Estate. 863-610-1980
OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
in Basswood. Nice neighbor-
hood, red hse. at corner of
36th & 24th, huge yard. $950
mo. + $950 sec. View pic-
tures @
www.lexbuyshouses.com
(561)715-1768 Ext.0000
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
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
garage, cathedral ceilings,
quiet neighborhood.
(863)467-2541
OKEECHOBEE- in town, 3br,
2ba, Ig yard, $800/mo, 1st &
last, Call (772)320-8546
PALM CREEK- For Sale/Rent
3br, 2.5ba, 2 car gar. Com-
munity pool. $1600. mo. +
1st & last (561)262-9191
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
D/W 3Br/2Ba M/H w/lake 0.
access. Furn. incl. boat house,
hottub, outdoor shwr, xtra Ig.
family room overlooks canal.
$1500/mo. 561-308-7262
TAYLOR CREEK WATER-
FRONT, 2br, 2ba, CBS House,
CAC & heat. No pets, Lawn
maint..$850. mo., + 1st, Last
& Sec. (772)971-9474 or
(772)283-1006



NOW LEASING -
BRAND NEW OFFICES
Beside Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE BUILDING,
For sale or lease,
1600 sq. ft., avail, now
Call Judy (863)467-0831


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 10-10
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




PROFESSIONAL LAWN SVC.
Business, Ig. client base w/est.
routes. Terms avail. Call David
at H & H Svcs. 863-634-1867



REMODELED: 1 BR/1.BA
1 Story Building. 40 Oak Lake
Apts. $78,900.(863)634-3312
Houses -Sale 102








12 Okeechobee News, Thursday, September 21, 2006


Mobile Homes i



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homern- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020







LARGE 3br 2ba w/ addition.
3 car carport, fenced yard,
lease w/option to buy.
Please call (863)634-3451




MOBILE HOME 1BR/1BA
Large porch, 1 acre fenced
and wooded $650 includes
some until. (863)634-3451
OKEE. 2br, 1/2 ac landscape
lot, Lg. screen porch, CBS
Util./rm. Quite adult area on a
dead street. Off Hwy 70 E.
$850. mo. + 1st, Last &
sec. Includes lawn service.
(863)467-7415
OKEECHOBEE 2BR/1BA,
70E behind Bills Mini Mart, FL
room & covered porch, lawn
care & water provided, fenced
yard, no pets. $750/mo. &
$500 sec. (863)763-0648
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES DW
Mobile, 3/2, furnished, C/A,
boat dock, adults only.
$900/mo. & 1st, last, & $500
, sec. (954)260-1933


Recreation I



Boats 3005
Campers., RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



AIRBOAT -13' "BIG 0'99
220 groundpower mtr., grass
rake, cage, new wood prop.
W/Trlr. $6500. 772-263-2269
BAYRUNNER '92, 100hp Mer-
cury. $2000 (863)697-9806
BOAT w/trailer, 1977, 14';
w/18 hp Evinrude motor,
$600/best offer.
(772)597-0650
BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
$2500 (863)902-0477
COBIA, 20'7", no motor, magic
tilt trailer, $1000 or best ,of-
fer. (863)677-0025
GAME FISHER, 12 Ft., Flat
Bottom.w/n,:j iarlii, muoliri
& oars, 2 (u:,r, : ..2'.
will sep. 863-509-3260
HYDRASPORT, '85, 1.9', 3"
Aliju liiilu i i ii il : clj i w.'r-l
' $1500. or best offer.
(863)467-4049
SWEETWATER, '91, 20' tripon
pontoon, '99 7:irp :.u:uj i
. eng., good cond., new seats
no frir can djlivpr $3000 or



REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu ft. for
RV, gas & electric, new with
warranty. $750
(239)297-4006


I Pubic Noice


I Puli Notice


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Lakeport Water Association requests proposals for the supply of potable watea
Potable water shall be delivered to the Lakeport Water Association's system In the
community of Lakeport, Glades County, Florida. The average daity demand cur-
rentiy fluctuates between 100,000 gpd and 150,000 gpd depending on the sea-
son. The current reserve capacity for LWA is 350,000 gpd.
Letters of interest are due by October 13, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at 10055 Red Bam
Road, Moore Haven, FL 33471. A complete Request for Proposals package can
be obtained from the Lakeport Water Association at the address above. The Lake-
port Water Association reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. The Lake-
port Water Association accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparing or
delivering the proposals. Lakeport Water will accept, review, and evaluate any
proposal received from an individual or entity providing a letter of intent prior to
the deadline above and meeting the requirements In the request for proposals,
Lakeport Water Association will require a verbal presentation pdor to making a fi-
nal decision.
Sam Griffin, President
Lakeprt Water Association, Inc.
863) 946-1300
63673 ON 9/21,28 CGS 9/28;10/5/06


YAMAHA WAVE RUNNER, '93,
w/trailer,, cover, garage kept,,
needs tuneup & battery,
$900. (863)824-3354



FISHING OUT RIGGERS- alu-
minum, asking $100
(863)675-7391



POLYMER 6'X12'X1/4" SHEET
$270. 863-467-6960


RACING PISTONS, Suzuki 600
GSXR J&E racing pistons &
rings, $700 new, asking
$400 (863)763-6220
SUZUKI GS550L, '79, black,
exc. cond., $1800 or best
offer. (863)634-2280



RED FOUR WHEELER '06-
110/standard, ridden twice,
$800 (863)673-2889
SWAMP BUGGY- Custom
built, runs good, elec start,
hi-low range, call for details
$1500 (863)697-2032
VW SANDRAIL- 1600cc, 2
seater, In great shape.
$2500. or trade for a 4
Wheeler (954)520-6707


Automobiles


- - -
Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial T"ucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 40.35
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



ARMY JEEP-'1960, Runs
oood. Must See! $450. Firm.,

BUICK LESABRE'98
Runs good, a/c, $2500 or best
offer. 863-467-7579
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD- '94,
Wriir-H ,ili rims. Stereo,
Leather int. Runs & looks
great. $4500. 863-673-6266
CAMARO Z28 '80- all original;
350 auto, great restoration
project, motivated seller,
$2500 (863)634-6601


CHEVY CAVALIER- '97, 2
door, Good cond., Runs,
$2500. 863-634-6720
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires, $1000. (863)675-1754
Ford Mustang, '94, sporty,
tinted windows, stereo, a/c,
fast car, great on gas, stick,
$2500. (863)983-7211
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
FORD TEMPO GL '92; 4dr,
68k, Clean, Runs good, Cold
air. $1500. or best offer.
(863)467-0668
HONDA CIVIC'89
4 cyl., A/C, CD, 4 dr. blue,
manual. $900 Iv. msg.
863-763-7507
HONDA CIVIC- '89, A/C, 4 cyl.
5 spd, CD Player, Runs,
Good cond. $900.
(863)7,63-7507 Leave msg,
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $2000
(863)675-7105
MERCURY SABLE 1996,
front end wrecked, brand
new trans., 60K, $1000/neg.
(863)634-4579.
MERCURY SABLE- '89, 3.0
motor. Needs transmission.
Excellent parts car. $75. or
best offer. (863)763-0967
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SE
'98, Dark green, a/c, all pow-
er, leather interior, immacu-
late. $3990 (863)467-6110
SATURN- '93, 2 door, Needs
work. $200. or best offer.
(863)673-6266
TOYOTA COROLLA'99 LE
5 spd, loaded, very clean,
38mpg, runs perfect. $3950.
863-675-4858
TOYOTA TERCEL, '83, 4 cyl.,
4 dr., -auto, a/c, everything
works great, runs exc.,
$1200. (772)461-3276



FORD F350, '92, 4x4, V8, 410
auto, 10' dump, 18" sides,.
duilly. $4200 or tbsi offeh
_17 2 i2 8 6 8 8 1 2


GAS CLUB CAR'95
Reconditioned. $1695.
863-675-1472
GOLF CART 4 wheel, ,w/bat-
tery charger, runs & looks
great. $1 000/neg.
(863)763-7666
Yamaha '05, $3500
(863)763-7815 .


CADILLAC 500 MOTOR, $850
(863)634-6597


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I Puli Noic


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, In compliance with the Consultants Com-
pethive Negotiations Act, FS 287-055, desires architectural services for the de-
sign and supervision of the following project
CONSTRUCTION OF A MEDICAL TRAINING FACILITY
AT THE IRCC FORT PIERCE MAIN CAMPUS
Firms desiring to provide Professional Services for the subject project shall submit
One (1) originaland Four (4) coes clearly indicating the project for which you
are submnting. Please submti the following information in the order listed:
1. Letter of Interest
2.GSA Forms 254 and 255
3.Consultant Questionnaire Form which can be obtained by calling the IRCC
Facilities Planning Office at 772-462-7360, or preferably bye-mailing your
requestto nlsoeijlG".edu
4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from owners with whom you have
had experience in the past three (3) years
5. Copy of firm's current Florida Professional Registration License
6.If your firm Is a corporation, please provide a copy of your current Florida
Corporate Charter
Submittal documents will be accented In the Indian River Community Colleae Fa-
cilfties Planning Office Buildina "S" Room #233 3209 Viralnia Avenue Fort
Pierce FL 34981-5596 no later than 12,00 Noon on Thursday October 12
2006 Submittals received atterthat time/date will not be considered
Scope of services include, but are not limited to the design and architectural super-
vision of a Medical Training Facility for Indian River Community College.
The subject facility will be located at the IRCC Fort Pierce Main Campus, 3209 Vir-
ginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596. Please direct inquiries to the IRCC
Facilities Planning Office byncalling 772-462-7360 or by e-mailing pi-
vey@ircc.edu. Thank you for your interest in our projects.
163423 ON9/21;28;10/S/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN
RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING TUES-
DAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2006 AT 1:30 RM. IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L.
BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAINWCAMPUS OF INDIAN RIVER
COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA
34981-5596. NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING COMMIT-
TEES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY
COLLEGE WILL MEET TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2006 IN THE PRESIDENT'S
OFFICE, ROOM A-251 AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA
34981-5596.
PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE- 1:00 RM.
BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE 1:20 RM.
ANY PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION
ARGUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVI-
DENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE
PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT LEAST'SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE SCHED-
ULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO AP-
PEAL THE DECI^IOtl? IF THIS BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER
l :it EREi liATi ':i.:H Mitlii IC WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEED-
irlG> Arub n i 'Li, ui PUh r',E MA, NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
lsr1 Ilt' V o.


CHEVY WAGON '82 Good
motor for parts. $150 or best
offer. 863-467-9046
CHROME RIMS, brand new,
18x7.5, 5 lug, only asking
$650. (863)467-1263
DODGE RUNNING GEAR, 1
ton, Dana 60-70, 456 gears.
$1300 (561)719-9391 after
6pm -
FORD MOTOR '98 5.4 L,
good running condition,
complete w/wiring harness.
$900.863-634-5289
HEAVY DUTY SPISER TRANS.
5 spd., standard, for big
trucks. Reconditioned. $850.
863-673-58,52
HONDA MCGX240 8.0
Go Kart motor. Like new
cond., only 5 hrs. $200. -
863-634-6205
MOTOR &.TRANSMISSION,
For '99 Lexus. $600
(561)719-9391 after 6pm
PARTS FOR'77 OR'79 POST-
AL JEEP- front grill, radiator,
both for $75 (863)946-1189
SATURN 2004 RADIO/CD
factory. $100.863-467-8038
SPARE TIRE- For Ford F150
P235/75R/15. Less than 50
miles. $50. (863)509-3260
SPARE TIRE HOLDER, For
pickup bed, brand new. $15
(863)763-0625
TIRES (2) 33/1250/15
$100. 863-517-2077
TIRES/RIMS- Set of four, for
truck 35" GM, 8 lug, BF Goo-
drich 35/12/50, Helo rims.
Gd.Cond.$600. 239-425-5605


WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467


CARGO TRUCK, '88, GMC, 24"
fiberglass box, A/C, Runs,
Good condition. $2500.
(561)902-7715
CHEVY '86, 1/2 ton, 2wd, a/c.
$2000 (863)697-9806 '
CHEVY- '90's model, 4x4,
Runs. $800. or best offer.
(863)697-0398
CHEVY S10- '97, Needs motor
or will sell for parts. $ 300.
or best offer. (863)763-8201
DANA 70 FRONT & REAR
RUNNING GEAR- 4.88 gears,
$1100 (863)824-0505
(561)719-3641
DODGE, '78, 1 ton, 4 wheel
drive, needs minor work,
runs good, $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-4221
DODGE DAKOTA '94 New
motor, cold a/c, new tires &
tibra'v-. Runs good $2500
863-634-1254 in Okee
FORD F250 '95, manual trans.,
long bed, bed liner;- a/c,
am/fm/cass., runs great.
$4500 (863)763-8982
FORD F350 '84 4 dr., 4X4,
460 V8, Edelbrock, new pwr.
king tires, needs paint & muf-
fler. $2500:863-634-6341
FORD RANGER XL- '95, cold
A/C, 136K, $1000. Or best
offer. (863)357-3400
GMC -1985, show potential;
strong engine, sound body &
nice interior, bedliner,
$2500. (863)893-5789


'I Puli No ice


I Pbic Notice


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2006-CC-265
JUDGE: SHIRLEY M. BRENNAN
IN RE:
One (1) brown neglected horse.
NOTICE OF HEARING
TO: CHRIS CARTER
353 Loft Grade Road
Venus, FL 33960 (regular mail)
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Friday, October 6, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. or as soon
thereafter as counsel can be heard, the undersigned will bring on to be heard
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY'S PETITION FOR DISPOSITION OF ONE (1) NEGLECTED
HORSE pursuant to Section 828.073, Florida Statutes before the Honorable Shir-
ley M. Brennan,.at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N.W. 3rd Street,
Courtroom D, Okeechobee, Florida.
PLEASE GOVERN YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY.
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing has been furnished
by U.S. regular mail delivery to the above-named persons) on this 19th of Sep-
tember, 2006.
Law Office of
CASSELS & McCALL
By: LAURA ANN McCALL
County Attorney
FLA Bar No.: 389749
400 N.W. 2nd Street
Post Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Florda 34972
(863) 763-3131
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at not cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact Debbie Jenkins, at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room
101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, telephone (863) 763-2131, within 2 working
days of our receipt of this Notice of Hearing; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call 1-800-955-8771.
163763 ON 9/21,28/06

NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF COUNTY EASEMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a regular meeting of the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Okeechobee County, Florida, on the 14th day of September, 2006, a
Resolution was adopted pursuant to Sections 336.09 and 336.10, Florida Stat-
utes, whereby the County of Okeechobee vacated; closed, abandoned, renounced
and disclaimed all rights of the county and the public in a county right-of-way fur-
ther described as follows:
All of the 66 foot wide county maintained right-of-way known as NW 67th Lane and
I lying in a portion of Section 26, Township 36 Sot, Range 34 East, Okeechobee
County, Florida and being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 26; Thence North 88 47'57"
West, for 665.53 feet, said point being on the Easterly right-of-way line of US
H 'oh 1 the following two (2) courses being along said Eastedrly right-of-way
Sii. r.r.. North 390 18'24" West, for 1,540.19 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
I, ili., aid point being the Intersection of said Easterly right-of-way line and the
Southeastery corner of a 66.00 foot wide County maintained road right-of-way as
referenced and described In Official, Records Book 353, at Page 493, of the Public
Records, Okeechobee County, Florida; Thence continue North 39 18'24" West,
for 66.11 feet, said point being the Intersection of said Easterly right-of-way line
and the Southwesterly corner of said County maintained road right-of-way, the
following three (3) courses being along sald maintained right-of-way; Thence
North 53 57!34" East, for 845.01'feet; Thence South 36 02'26" East, for 66.00
feet; Thence South 530 57'34" West, for 841.24 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
J,jr,,, Atuwy : r fI. i'mj i

Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
163819 ON 9/21/06


JEEP 4X4 '91-Needs rear end
work. $200 or best offer.
(863)467-9046 .


CARGO TRAILER'07
6x1,2, tandem axle, brand new.
$2500. 863-634-3328
DUMP TRAILER, $2500.
(239)633-7173
HOMEMADE HEAVYDUTY
TRAILER, Bed 11-1/2' x
5 1/2'w, pull out ramps
$530 (863)635-0079
,OPENTRAILER-'07
6x12. Tandem axle, 3' sides,
brand new. $1500.
863-634-3328


CHEVY CONVERSION VAN-
'85, New tires, Runs good,
A/C, Frig. $1100.
(863)697-1493
DODGE UTILITY VANl '95-
54K 1 owner g0oo0 condi-
i,)n, $ 500 863)983. 47-13
FORD CLUB WAGON '98
good cond., runs good..
13200 Firm 863-697-6473
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8, full
power, seats 8, TV, CB radio
$2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Leave msg.
PLYM. GRAND VOYAGER'96
auto, a/c, 4 cyl. eng., 27mpg,
.Looks/Runs great. No rust!
$2500. Neg. 863,763-3190


PLYMOUTH VOYAGER- '95,
Good work van. $1000.
(863)467-3070 or 610-8691
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
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VIN#1J4FT2LOK625832.
1'996 Chevrolet (Whi) 4-Door
VIN#2G1WL52M1T9245066
1994 Chrysler (Red 4-Door
VIN#2C3ED56F2R 580237
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INVITATION TO BID
The Okeechobee County School Board will receive sealed bids for:
Title of Project: One (12007 Maintenance Truck with Utility Body
One (1) 2007 Maintenance Truck Crew Cab
Owner: Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
Okeechobee County School Board
700 SW 2nd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL34974
Bid Opening: Date: October 9,2006
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Office of Dale Barrett, Room 110
Okeechobee County School Board
700 SW 2nd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974
803-462-5000, e-236
Documents:
Bids must be sealed and clearly marked Maintenance Truck Bids. Bids may be deliv-
ered to the office of Dale Barrett, Room 110, Okeechobee County School Board,
700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974 and must be received by 2:00 PM,
October 9, 2006.
THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD IS REQUESTING SEALED BIDS FOR
THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES.
2007 MAINTENANCE TRUCK (with Utility Body) BID SPECIFICATIONS
* QUANTITY;1
* 2007 Model Year, 3/4 ton, Regular Cab (Example: Ford XL F250 Super Duty -
over 9200#GVWR eor equivalent)
STwo wheel drive
* Diesel engine (6.0L Power Stroke V8Turbo Diesel or equivalent)
Heavy Duty 5 Speed Automatic Overdrive Transmission with oil cooler.
Tires: LT 245a/7R17 all season BSW (Painted Steel Wheels)
Axle: 3.73 ratio
SFull size spare'ltre
SHeavy duty towing package including heavy duty alternator, suspension, and
hitch with four (4) prong wiring. (Standard mirrors)
* 137" Wheel Base, Heavy Service Package (Ford's package) or equivalent, with
Reading 98 Utility Body (or equivalent).
SAM/FM Radio
" Air Conditioning
* Warranty equivalent to Ford's 5 year/75,000 mile Base Care/Ford Extended
Service Plan
SPaint color- White
CREW CAB
2007 MAINTENANCE TRUCK BID SPECIFICATIONS
QUANTITY:1 -"
*2007 Model Year, 3/4 ton, Crew Cab (Example: Ford XL F250 Super Duty -
over9200#GVWR or equivalent)
Twowheel drive
156.2" wheel base or equivalent
Diesel engine (6.0L Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel or equivalent)
Heavy Duty 5 speed Automatic Overdrive Transmission with oil cooler.
Tires: LT 245/75R17 all season BSW (Painted Steel Wheels)
* Ail. 3.73 rJl,
* Full size par lire
SHeavy duly lowing package Incileluoi r eav i duty alleruilOer, suiipension aiid
pitch wiln fl.uir 1) plrong wiring ilano r rrnl.rirri
* AM FM Ramid
SAir Coidluloolng
SWarrail Equiv3remni to Forde 5 year. 75.000 mile Baie CaraFora Eilended
Service Plan
Paint conor- While
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA '
CASE NO. 2006 CA 231
JUDGE: METZGER
LORIS.KARNER,
Plaintiff
vs.
DAN B: DYER, LINDA S. DYER,
his wife, and LOUIS C. EDER,
Defendants ;
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Dan B.ODyer
Linda S. Dyer
9113 North Grant Avenue
Manassas, VA 22110
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet and confirm title of Plaintiff in
and to land located in Okeechobee
rt Firlda, more particularly de-

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Community Events


Coalition training panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community outreach
and training committee will meet Monday, Oct. 2, from 9 until 10 a.m.
at 1600 S.W'Second Ave. For information call Ken Kenworthy at (863)
462-5000, ext. 273, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Library board to elect officers
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library board will meet Monday,
Oct. 2, at 4:30 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.W. 16th St., to
elect officers for the coming year. Any member of the Friends of the
Okeechobee Library is invited to attend and is eligible to be nominat-
ed for the following the positions of president, vice president, secre-
tary and treasurer. For information, call Marion Davis at (863) 763-
3991.

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, sub-
mit to a criminal background check, submit to a personal reference
check and attend 30 hours of training which will include courtroom
observation and independent study. For information, call (772)785-
5804.

OSA committee meeting planned
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse risk/assessment committee
will meet Friday, Oct. 6, 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.

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 Comfort,
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 Sat-
urday, 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 conference 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, visit www.world-
viewweekend.com.

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 Okeechobee.


Martha's House hosting dinner
Martha's House will host a free dinner for the public on Monday, Oct.
9, starting at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N.-
The dinner is being held to recognize October as Domestic Violence
Awareness Month, honor survivors, bring awareness to domestic vio-
lence and to show appreciation to the community for donations that are
given throughout the year. The guest speaker will be Dr. Sandra Blanton.
There will also be entertainment. To RSVP, call (863) 763-2893. If there is
no answer, please leave a message.

Substance abuse group will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition monthly meeting will be
held Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the Church of
the Nazarene Fellowship Hall, 425 S.W 28th St. Lunch will be served. For
information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross will hold a first aid class on Thursday, Oct.
26, from 6 until 9 p.m.; ,an adult CPR class on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 6
until 9 p.m.; and an infant and child CPR class on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9
a.m. until noon. Call (863) 763-2488 to register.

Chamber will resume gun classes
-. The Gun Handling and Safety Class will resume Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7
p.m. at the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce. The class will meet at
the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, to go to the shooting
range. For information, call the Chamber office at (863) 763-6464.

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-
2684.

AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety program will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sat-
urday, Oct. 21, in the Fellowship Hall of Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The fee is $10 and is payable by
check only. You do not have to be a member of AARP or have AARP
insurance to be. eligible for 'the class. Check with your auto insurance
agent for your three-year discount after you have received your certificate
from the class. Contact Mrs. DJ. Bryan at (863) 763-0351 for information.

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
(863) 462-5877.


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.

Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organizations to
join uis in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee Main Street in con-
junction with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's.Office, Okeechobee City
Police Department, Okeechobee County Board of County Commission-
ers, Okeechobee City Council and the Chamber of Commerce are offer-
ing 'a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. The Halloween
Festival.will take place Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the park downtown and it will
be free. If you would like to sponsor a booth, prizes or make a monetary
donation, call (863) 467-6246.

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.

Legion wants names of service personnel
The Okeechobee American Legion Memorial Post #64 is putting
together a list of Okeechobee men and women who are on active duty
and currently serving in all branches of military service, National Guard
and Reserve units. Please call Post #64 at (863) 763-2950 and ask for
Commander Dan Fennell. Or, send a note listing the branch of service,
name, rank and unit number to: American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Sec-
ond St., Okeechobee, Fl., 34974.

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering reli-
gious education classes for children. 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.

Church hosting new adult class
A class entitled Renewing 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 informa-
tion, call (863) 763-3736.

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:




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