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Vol. 97 No. 270 Wednesday, September 27, 2006 504 Plus tax


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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.

Inside

C.E.S. students
continueto excel
Third graders in Ms. Enfin.
ger's room are-.h learning .....,.
vow\el patterns, and reading for
100 Book Challenge. .We
S received our new science
books aid ithe students love
them. We are also observing
caterpillars, chrysalis, and
emerging butterflies. Students
are adding and subtracting
S triple digit numbers. A special
birthday wish for Chelsey Mer-
ritt. Our student of the week
was Fabianna Santibanez, this
week is Jose Hernandez. Don't
forget to read and study those
multiplication cards.:
Ms. Del Prete and Mrs.
Lopez's BASE classes are busy
reading AR books and working
hard to meet our AR goal for
the first nine weeks. We are
earning steps in the 100 Book
Challenge:
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Drought Index
Current: 350
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels


13.43 feet


Lake level -
LastYear:
15.54 feet
(SOURCE: '
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

Index
Classifieds ...... 14-18
Comics ........... 13
Community Events. .. .4
Crossword ......... 14
Obituaries .......... .3
Opinion ............ .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ... ....... .6
TV ...............1.5
Weather ........... .2
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OUA approves rate hike


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Customers of Okeechobee
Utility Authority (OUA) can get
ready for another rate hike.
At a special meeting on Tues-
day morning, Sept. 26, the OUA
board of directors approved a
$13 million balanced budget that
is financed by rate increases.
However, the rate increases
are not as large as they could
have been. Earlier in the budget


approval process, the OUA board
of directors had considered a rate
hike of 4.8 percent on water rates
and six percent on sewer rates.
Then it was learned that insur-
ance rates had gone up and the
authority decided to create four
new positions. To offset these
additional costs, the board con-
sidered rate increases of 6 per-
cent for water rates and 7 percent
for sewer rates.
However, at the Sept. 26-


meeting, the board decided to go
with the originally proposed rate
increases of 4.8 and 6 percent.
They decided the lower rates
could finance the proposed
budget if the new positions were
-not filled until later in the year.
According to figures released
by OUA, a residential customer
with %-inch meter who uses
1,000 gallons of water is currently
paying a combined sewer and
water bill of $36.06. That bill will


Airline security: TSA eases no liquid Irule


AP prioto/Bizuayehu Tesfaye
Michael Grindrod (left) and Sarah Sards of Fort Myers, with their son Michael, show
baby formula and other items to Transportation Security Administration worker Nick
Zuzolo (right) at a security checkpoint at Boston's Logan International Airport, Tuesday,
Sept. 26. Travelers showed up at airports with toiletries stored in zip-top plastic bags
Tuesday as they tried to comply with new security rules allowing them to carry on small
amounts of liquids and gels.

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rise to $41.18 under the new
budget.
The $13 million budget
includes a 5 percent pay raise for
employees and up to 4 percent
for merit raises for each employ-
ee.
Even though he voted for the
proposed budget including the
pay raises, board member Frank
Irby said that according to his
informal survey this is at least
twice as much as anyone else


was paying.
"Salary administration is the,
toughest thing this board has to.
look at," said board member
Elder Sumner.'
Board chairman George Long
noted that anew employer was
coming to town that would be
paYing 150 percent of the current
average wage. He said the utility
would have to either maintain
See OUA-Page 2


on final

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
When the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners meets at 9 a.m. for
their serni-monthl. meeting
tomorrow they will face a
short agenda of eight action
items.
Commissioners are sched-
uled to discuss means to
implement the proposal that
was agreed upon apt the last
meeting for the use of S \\.
67th Dri e to hnail shell rock
from Oscat Daniel's mine.
. According to the plan
appro\ cd at the Sept. 14, meet-
ing, Oscar Daniel would be
able tseo use SW. 67th Drive to
haul shell rock from his mine


budget

at the end of that road. Howev-
er, he must pay 10 cents a ton
for that privilege. ,Money con-
tributed by Mr. Daniel is to be
used exclusively for the
improvement of S.W. 67th
Drive, The agreement calls for
Mr. Daniel to pay an !advance
ol $100,0ii00 on this 10 cent.-a
ton fee. -
The county's engineering,
firm of Craig-A. Smith will
rt ie\\ a preliminary plan out-
liining the scope of improve-
ments needed :,onr S \\ 67th
Dnvr e The firm \\ill also dis-
cuss potential improvements
to S W.21st \\y
in addition, discussion is
scheduled on the right of w\ay
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Break time
Okeechobee High School senior Candice Morris took a
water break during the annual powder puff game at
Okeechobee High School last Friday evening.


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TALLAHASSEE (AP) Three winners of the "Fantasy 5" game will
collect $73,301.05 each, the Florida Lottery said Tuesday.
The winning tickets were bought in Margate, Miami and St. Augus- ,
tine, lottery officials reported.
_- The 281 tickets matching four numbers won $126 each. Another
8,218 tickets matching three numbers won $12 each, and 84,598 tick-
ets won a Quick Pick ticket for picking two numbers. ,
The numbers drawn Monday night were 16-20-25-30-33.


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.


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Dog lovers sought for new club
-\ __ _i OKEECHOBEE Interested parties are being sought to start an,,
informal group to meet and discuss topics dealing with their AKC pure-
bred dogs.
S. Topics will include, but will notbe limited to' health, nutrition, train-.
a ing, correct AKC breed standards and ethical breeding, as well as any
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Boaters asked to watch for manatees
OKEECHOBEE -'Several manatees have been sighted in Taylor,
Creek between the Taylor Creek Bridge and the drawbridge on U.S.
441 S.E.: .. .
For this reason, boaters are asked to slow down and be careful not
to hit one of the gentle creatures,
According to Captain Barry 'Chop' Lege, from the Conservation ;
Center for Lake Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Indian Rivers and Ever-
glades Education, Inc., the animals are probably mating and will be
even more susceptible to being struck by the propeller of an outboard
motor.

Survey deadline is Sept. 30
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of 1
Okeechobee Main Street has announced that the deadline for submit- t
ting a completed survey to be used to identify the needs of the local
business community will be Saturday, Sept. 30.
If any business has completed the survey, it should be faxed to the i
Main Street office at (863) 467-8488. If a business has not received the
survey, visit the Main Street web site at
www.mainstreetokeechobee.com; or, call Lydia Jean Williams at
(863) 357-MAIN.

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for a proposed bypass road. Mr,
Daniel has agreed to donate a
portion of his property for right of
way for- a bypass road between
S.R. 70 and S.R. 78. The county
must acquire the additional right
of way that would be required.
This bypass would then be used
to haul Mr. Daniel's shell rock.
The board is also scheduled to
hear comments from Bertha
Boswell concerning drainage
and cleanup in the Douglas Park
area.
County employee pay, is
another issue to be discussed.
Commissioners will consider
amending the pay schedule to
incorporate a 5.5 percent con-
sumer price index adjustment
and to provide for performance
based pay adjustments up to 7
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Commissioners will also con-
sider additions and alterations to
the sports complex concession
stand, discuss stabilization of the
old jail and consider authorizing
budgeted appropriations to the
sheriff's office during the coming
fiscal year.
At 6 p. m., commissioners will
hold a public hearing before
adopting the budget for the 2006-
2007 fiscalyear.
On Sept. 14, after a public
hearing, commissioners gave
tentative approval to a $99.9 mil-
lion budget.
The proposed millage rate is
5.8468. County residents will also
pay 0.2360 mills for debt service.
"One mil equal $1 for every
$1,000 of assessed value.
Both the regular commission
meeting and the public hearing
on the budget will be held in the
commission chambers at the
courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St.


OUA

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current employees or try to
replace them in the future.
Both sewer and water rates
contain a 3.8 percent inflationary
increase and a 1 percent increase
to fund emergency projects.
In addition, the sewer rate con-
tains a 1.2 percent increase to
help offset the cost of improve-
ments to the sewer system. These
are improvements to the current
system and are totally unrelated
to the proposed sewer expansion.
The utility has long held that cur-
rent customers should not bear
the burden of plant expansion.
The budget includes a new
position for wastewater operator
trainee. This position was recom-
mended in order to have trained
personnel in place when the
expanded plant becomes opera-
tional. The budget also contains
another position at the surface
water treatment plant. An assis-
tant to the administrative director
position has been funded to help
with the day-to-day operations of
the administrative department. A


special projects clerk position
-was created to help with special
projects, especially in the cus-
, tomer service areas.
In other action the board:
took no action on a proposal
from the soon to be new owners
of the Blue Heron Public Water
System to donate the system to
OUA;
approved a pay request in
the amount of $25,158.39 to TLC
Diversified for work completed on
lift station rehabilitation;
approved a change of scope
for an additional $4,900 to LBFH
for the emergency pumping sta-
tion at the surface water treat-
ment plant;
approved a proposal from
Metzger & Willard for $4,980 to
update OUAs standards manual;
approved a separate propos-
al from Metzger & Willard for
$4,950 to update standard con-
struction details; and,
changed the date of the
October meeting from the 10th to
the 17th.
Post your opinions in the Pub-
lic Issues Forum at
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Pete Gawda may be reached at
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Community Events


Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
High School Class -of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS_97_reunion@yahoo.com.

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Wilma
Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross
receipt.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organ-
ization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and
women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and absti-
nence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on
Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tues-
days. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie the-
atre. If you would like more information on this or set an appointment
for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.


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Central Elementary students excel


Third graders in Ms. Enfinger's
room are busy learning vowel
patterns, and reading for 100
Book Challenge. We received our
new science books and the stu-
dents love them. We are also
observing caterpillars, chrysalis,
and emerging butterflies. Stu-
dents are adding and subtracting
triple digit numbers. A special
birthday wish for Chelsey Merritt.
Our student of the week was Fabi-
anna Santibanez, this week is
Jose Hernandez. Don't forget to
read and study, those multiplica-
tion cards.
Ms. Del Prete and Mrs. Lopez's
BASE classes are busy reading AR
books and working hard to meet
our AR goal for the first nine
weeks. We are earning steps in
the 100 Book Challenge. Congrat-
ulations to Manual Ramirez and
Sofia Medrano for having over 100
steps already. In science we are
studying the Solar System and
writing an informational story
about the planets.
In 'math, we learned how to
round to the thousands place.
Congratulations to Dustin Lowe,
Cheyenne Nunez, Jadelyn Estes
and Kelsey Orr for representing us
in Student Council. Thank you to
the parents who came to BASE
Parent Night.'Our recent students


of the week are Diana Campa,
Ariel Burgos, Cheyenne Nunez,
Jennifer Aranjo, Kelsey Orr, and
Sofia Medrano.
In Miss Luchetta's class, third
graders experience some new
things this week. In reading, they
read a story about the Olympics.
This was the first non-fiction story
the students read this year. The
other new thing for the students
was in Math. We began talking
about rounding numbers to the
nearest, 10, 100 and 1,000. This is
very difficult for the students, so
parents are more than welcome
to help them with this at home!
We finally received our science
books! The students are happy to
see them and will begin using
them very soon. Remember to
keep reading and round those


numbers! Student of the week for
Sept.22 is Kaylen Buster A special
birthday wish on Sept. 28, to
Kelvin Ford.
Mrs. Keith's class has almost
finished unit one in math and is
learning a lot of valuable skills for
the FCAT. We have three math
workbooks and students can take
their math books home to prac-
tice each day's lesson. In reading,
we're starting our first nonfiction
story about the Olympics! It's
filled with lots of interesting facts
and is a bit harder to compre-
hend. Students are doing a great
job so far! We should be finishing
44 steps by the end of this week
for 100 book challenge. Hats off
to Dylan McClanahan for exceed-
ing that goal by more than 10
already!! Keep encouraging your
kids at home!
Mrs. Steiert is extremely proud
of her class! They have already
earned over 200 Accelerated
Reader points! WOW! 50 more
points and they earn Popcorn and
a Movie! One third of the class has
already earned their A. R. goal.
Mrs. Steiert is so excited about
having such outstanding readers
this year!
Mrs. Steiert is also ecstatic
because every single student in
her class has chosen to partici-


pate in Math Superstars this year.
She has some motivated kids in
her class! Math Superstars of the
Week so far have been Chelsea
Wharin and Nicholas Kielbasa.
Readers of the Week have
been Collin Henderson, Samuel
Rogers and Patricia Sanchez. Mrs.
Steiert's Student of the Week is
Dezirae Fonseca. Congratula-
tions, students!
In Miss Cowden's class we
have been working on our
National School Lunch Writings.
Students have been working tire-
lessly fillgin their Four Squares,
and making edits to achieve per-
fection. In the next week we will
be starting Guided Reading
Groups, and creating art works
for National School Lunch week
in October.


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medical and surgical services for both inpatient and outpatient procedures.
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Terrific Kids
South Elementary Terrific Kids for the week of Sept. 22 (in no particular order) are: Brit-
tany Parker, Rebecca Brachears, Simran Merchant, Marisabel Gomez, Austin Kane, Faith
Pritchett, Keegan Sarros, Dyami Nelson, Michelle LaRowe, Zachary Baggett, Joanna
Rhymes, Jose Olvera, Ismael Perez, Nathan Center, Kevin Hawthorne, Hannah Fralix,
Summer Gram, Omar Guerrero, Masie Trent, Madysun Causier, Francisco Olvera, Ruth
Palacios, Lizzie Buck, Taylor Pearce, Lucas Penido, Kylie Daniels, Jessica Olney, Carlos
Hernandez,' Riley Green, Jaide Micco, Tequirra Harper, Tohermain Rosier, tLira Rpsier
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Community Events

Scrapbooklng crop party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held Friday, Oct. 6, from 6
until 10 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Carolyn Jones
will give a presentation entitled creative memories speed tools
which will aid scrappers in designing their scrapbook pages,
borders and hand-made cards. She will also be available to assist
you with your scrapbooking questions and needs. Refreshments
will be served and there will be door prizes. Bring any scrapbook
pages on which you are currently working. For information, call
Carolyn at (863) 634-1885 or Joan at (863) 467-0290.


OSA committee meeting planned
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse risk/assessment commit-
tee 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" ndc, tlie 'Left Behind
Movies," will be at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th St., as
one of the speakers of the Worldview Weeketid Conference. Ray
Comfort, Marshall Foster, Mark Cahill and Brannon Howse will
also speak. The conference is Friday, Opt. 6, from 6:45 until 10
p.m. and again on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30
p.m. The cost is $35 for both days. Everyone 11 years old and up
is invited. The 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.worldviewweekend.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. 131 st 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 pro-
vided during the awards presentations. For information on spon-
sorships and team sign-up, contact Raulerson Hospital official
Bill Casian at (863) 824-2702. All proceeds will go to the United
Way of Okeechobee.


Yard sale benefits community projects
The Florida State Employees' Charitable Campaign will hold a
yard sale on Monday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the audi-
torium of the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728
N.W Ninth Ave. Donations from. the public are'welcomed, but
must be dropped off no later than Friday, Oct. 6. Proceeds from
the yard sale will be used to benefit community projects. For
information, call Linda From at (863) 462-5805 or Mickie
Thompson at (863) 462-5779.





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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Thursday
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.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 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.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-,
0985. ;,
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for ChrIst will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
357-6257.
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 meetat 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-
2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at
7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893
days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might
need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.. in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GrOupHospice 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, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321. '
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Ifriday 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.
, Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:3Q. until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview ana Center Avenue in Sebring. Tick-
ets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at
(863) 382-6978 or Juana at (863) 471-9795.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800)
932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This 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. This will be an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anon Helps the family of the diug 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.
A.A. meeting 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. ParrottAve. It
will be a closed discussion.

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

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting:.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Luther-
an Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at
(863) 763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call
(863) 634-4780.

Tuesday ... .
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Golden 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 Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St., at8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 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.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology
and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic


through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go
towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
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 Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Uons Club meets at ? p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. The public is invited.


Community Events

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 7p.m.


Book discussion group plans meetings
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group meeting
schedule and titles to be discussed are: Thursday, Sept. 28, "Memo-
ry 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.


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


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


Bake sale benefits ACS
Physical Therapy of Okeechobee/botal Fitness will host a bake
sale at 332 S.W. 32nd St. to benefit Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer on Saturday, Sept. 30, starting at 9 a.m. Anyone wanting to
contribute items for the bake sale may drop off the items on Friday,
Sept. 29, until 6 p.m. For information, call Shirley Racifi at (863)
697-0110.


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 wel-
come 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 High-
way, 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 volunteer effort
as volunteers of all ages help install native plants at DuPuis' Visi-
tors' 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 participat-
ing. High School students can earn volunteer hours. Call (800) 432-
2045, ext. 3339, for information and to sign up.


Blessing of the Animals planned
The annual Blessing of the Animals will take place at the Sacred
Heart Pavilion, 901 S.W. Sixth St., on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 11:30
a.m. until 12:35 p.m. All animals and pets, and their owners. are
welcome.


Farm Bureau plans Family Day
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau is hosting their annual mem-
bership 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 entertainment for all ages. Mem-
bers are being asked to bring a covered dish, salad, vegetable or a
dessert. Meat and drinks will be provided by the Okeechobee
County Farm Bureau. 'l RSVP by Oct. 2, contact Charlene or Lisa
at the Farm Bureau officeat (863) 763-3101.


Coalition training panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse, Coalition community out-
reach 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 Mon-
day, 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
nominated for the following the positions of president, vice presi-
dent, secretary arndl treasurer. For information, call Marion Davis at
(863) 763-3991.


GaL volunteer traiinig offered
Guardian ad Litem will .hIld 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, iin Stuart. Guardians ad Litnem.are volunteers who
advocate for the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected
children in court. Volunteers must be 21 years of age, submit an
application, submit to a trirtminal 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.


4-H starts miniature horse club
A new 4-H Miniature Horse Club will hold its first meeting
Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension Office,,458 U.S. 98.
All interested parties age 8 and up are welcome. For information,
call Dawn Robbins at (863) 763-6469.








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Bascom Drawdy of the Chobee Bulls junior team looked for an opening as he raced down the field toward the Belle Glade
end zone Saturday afternoon. The Bulls juniors won 41-0.


Chobee Bulls defeat Belle Glade


The Chobee Bulls middle, jun-
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Belle Glade last Saturday. The
results of the individual games
are Chobee Bulls middle team
def. Belle Glade 16-6; Chobee
Bulls junior team def. Belle Glade
41-0 and the Chobee Bulls senior
team def. Belle Glade 39-20.
The following athletes have
made the senior team of the
Chobee Bulls of. the Okeechobee
Senior League Football Associa-
tion. They are Joshua Jenkins
(2), "Junior" Crescencio Piedra
(3), Brandon Billie (4), Adrian
Banda-(5), Benson Daniels (9),
Colby Frank (11), Alonzo Cole-
man (14), Brandon Farless (16),
Adrian Tagle (19), Marcus Martin
(20), George Bradley (21), Erick
McQueen (22), Jakaris Morris
(40), Brandon Cardenas (41),
Timothy Gray (42), Brant Harden
(43), Chance Murphy (50), Gar-
'rett Egan (52), Seth Crum (56),
Greg Thomas (63), William Ellis
(65), Antonio Hassan (66); Ty
Huff (69), "Thor" Stanley Harden


(70), Jasor Ford (72), Ethan
Lightsey (74), Matthew Gordi-
neer (75),.Charles Lang (77),
Dylan Adams (82), Caycee
Fitzwater (82), "Joey" Nathan
Conroy (87), Horace Gordon
(88), Eric Robinson (98). and
Chase Kauffman (99).
They are coached by Dale
Durrance-head coach; Marvin
Roberts, John Kemp, Jimbo
Kemp, Bubba Harden and Don-
ald Barber.
Members of this year's
Chobee Bulls junior team are
Mikey McCoin (11), Bradley
Coleman (12), Michael Val-
ladares (20), Dylan McCloskey
(21), Ryan Jenkins (22), Bascom
Drawdy (23), Frankie DeCarlo
(24), Dustin Hamner (30), Dustin
Houston (32), Franklin Brown
(33), Deforest Shanks (34),
Tadarrell Smith (36), Timothy
Ferrell (39), Tyler Barber (40),
Jonathon Kemp (49), Jesus Mar-
lin Macedo (51), Mike Corwin
(52), Gino Ramos (53), Jose Gar-
cia (55), Ryan Spearman (60),


Codi Mars (61), Daryn Conrad
(64), Cutter Davis (65), Lane
Whitehead (66), Angel Garcia
(69), Martin Macias (70), Ryan
Meigs (73), Charles Spiva (74),
Kris Beloff (75), Jose Santibanez
(77), Xavier Fulks (78), Alejandro
Diaz (80), Zachary Voss (84), Ty
Fender (85), Jacalob Akins (88),
Cruz Garcia (89) and Andrew
Holmes (99):
The junior team is coached by
Myron Refoure-head coach and
Frank Flint.
Members of the middle team
are Mason Gene Craig (10), Eric
Voss (12), Damien Womble (20),
Felton Johnson, Jr. (21), Khalil
Smith (22), George Tillman (24),
Walker Rose (32), Tavares Smith
(33), .Joshua Amadon (34), Eric
Evans (36), Victor Pineda (40),
Corey Koch (41), Ronza Cum-
mings (49), Sheynon Hernandez
(52),.Cody Dunn (55), George-
Marshall (69), Cody. Rhoden
(70), Julian Silvas (73), Nick Val-
caniant (75), Alex .Guido (78),
Christian Crews (80), Linden


Buccino (84), Sylvester Butler
(85), Austin Holmes (88), Jalen
McKelken (89) and Logan
Bohannon (99).
Coaches for the middle team
are Daryl Allen-head coach;
Brian Perry, Rick Voss, Jerrell
Howard and Darryl Allen.
Senior team cheerleaders are
Carleigh Alderman, Tamea Allen,
Taylor Davis, Stanuasha McNeil,
Macin Raulerson, Nattira Ridley,
Amy Rivero, Crashai Williams,
Karalin Wyman and Taylor
Amadon. They are coached by
Michelle Allen-head coach,
Melissa Vaughn-assistant, Brook
Shorter-helper and Carla Helper-
helper.
Junior team cheerleaders are
Allyson Matthew s, Rc'rida Cline,
Erin Grace, Darrica Johnson,
Alexus Lepere, Tabitha Smith,
Aridrea Stark and Justice Talley.
The coaches for the junior
,cheerleaders are Mary Jane
Schoonmaker-head coach, Kim
Cline-assistant, and Billie Joe
Freeman-helper.


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gories and finished in first place
with a score of 120.85 on the
one-meter spring board.
Allison Kuipers also complet-
ed all six of her dives and fin-
ished in second place with a
score of 85.15.
Kenny Murphy finished in first
place in the boys' division with a
score of 46.15:
This is the first time that
Okeechobee has had a diving
team since the, Okeechobee
Sports Complex was built.,
The assistant coach, Lynsay
Masters, a native of Michigan,
was a diver in high school and
college. She was disappointed to
see that the beautiful pool at the
sports complex didn't have a div-
ing well with boards and wasn't
deep enough to even do starts
off the blocks for regular swim-
ming races. Because of swim-
ming regulations, .swimmers
have been forced to start their
races from the wall. Following a
year of helping coach the swim
team, Ms. Masters saw that
many of the swimmers were
interested in diving. After a few
telephone calls, she got a group
of divers together. On Wednes-
days and Saturdays, with the
help of parents who help with
the driving, they caravan to Indi-
an River Community College's


swimming pool in Ft. Pierce for,
practice.
Adding a diving event for
each of the team's away meets
helps with the overall scoring for
the team.
Ms.. Masters expressed her
thanks to the parents and swim-
mers for supporting the dive
team. She hopes that the pro-
gram will continue to grow with
next year's team.


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Junior ROTC instructors honored Community Event


Air Force Lieutenant Colonel
John G. Pechiney, commander
of the Avon Park Range and
Training Facility was principal
speaker at this past Saturday's
luncheon sponsored by the local
chapters of the Florida High-
lands Air Force Association and
the Military Officers Association.
The luncheon, held at the Sun
n' Lake Golf and Country Club's
Candlelight Restaurant this past
Saturday, Sept. 16, honored the
instructors of the Junior ROTC
units located in DeSoto, Hardee,
Highlands and Okeechobee
Counties.
Colonel Pechiney briefed the
AFA and MOAA members and
the instructors on the changes
that have and are occurring at
the Avon Park Air Force Range
and Training Facility. He empha-
sized that the training today is
reflecting the lessons learned in
our present war on terrorism.
Examples of new technology
and techniques used in the train-
ing that brings members of all
branches of the Armed Services
to the local military installation
were explained in detail fol-
lowed by a question and answer
period. Colonel Pechiney invited
the local area Junior ROTC
instructors to bring their cadets
to the Range sometime in the
future to view some of the train-
ing exercises.
Prior to the luncheon, mem-
bers of the Florida Highlands
AFA held their annual election of
officers and had them installed
by Max Friedauer, Florida AFA
State president and a retired Air
Force lieutenant colonel and
navigator and a Vietnam veteran,
charged the new officers to con-
tinue and expand their support
for the Junior ROTC and the men
and women of the Avon Park Air
Force Range. As the Florida AFA
president, Freidauer supervises
AFA chapters throughout Florida
and Puerto Rico. He presently is
part of a civilian team that works
in an advisory capacity to HQ,
Air Force Special Operations
Command at Hurlburt Field.

Briefs

Recovery group
needing donations
The new Sobriety in the Swamp
Club is seeking cash donations to
enable it to acquire a new location
and establish a recovery place for
all. Alateen, Alanon, AA and NA
meetings are planned. We will
appreciate the community's sup-
port and donations can be mailed
to P.O. Box 1543, Okeechobee, Fla.
34973. A receipt will be provided
for tax deduction. For information,
call Monica at (863) 697-6235.
Narconon helps
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Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at 1-
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You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
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scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local communities.
The mentor meets with the student
one hour per week at his/her
school. Volunteer opportunities are
available in Indian River, Martin, St.
Lucie and Okeechobee counties.
Please call the Indian River Com-
munity College Foundation at (772)
462-4786.
Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work with
our adolescent boys. If you have
any free time or talents you would
like to share, call Thomas Jones at
(863)357-0047.
Church offers
lending library
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patron of the Family Church Lend-
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Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
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including audio books, plus Christ-
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men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
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libraries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening from 6
until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
(863) 467-1548.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
The Junior ROTC instructors from four of the area's high schools were honored and pre-
sented with a gift from the AFA and MOAA chapters on Sept. 16. Shown (left to right) are:
Colonel William. Hutchison, Avon Park High School Air Force JROTC; Colonel Lawrence
Saucier, Okeechobee High School Army JROTC, Chief Master Sergeant Dennis Green,
Avon Park High School Air Force JROTC; Lieutenant Colonel William Copeland, Hardee
Senior High School Air Force JROTC and Colonel Warren Johnson, Lake Placid High
School Army JROTC. Colonel Johnson and Lieutenant Colonel Copeland are the newest
additions to the Junior ROTC staffs in the area.


New AFA officers for the com-
ing year are: President: William
Hutchison, Avon Park;.Vice-Pres-
ident, Nate Williams, Avon Park;
Secretary, Helen Mack, Lake
Placid; Treasurer: C.B. Shirey,
Avon Park.
Elected members of the
Chapter's Executive Committee
are: Louis Brough, Sebring; Rus-
sell Hyatt, Lake Placid; and Jim
Christman, of Avon Park.
Hutchison, senior instructor
at Avon Park AF Junior ROTC, is
a retired Air Force colonel, who
served as a pilot and a veteran of
Vietnam, will preside over his
first AFA meeting on Wednesday,
Oct. 4 when the AFA Executive
Committee meets at the Kenil-
worth Lode in Sebring at 7:30
p.m-. The meeting will be open
to all members as well as those
who might be interested in AFA
goals and programs.


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My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look-
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Joe and Toni Doyle of Okee-
chobee, Marilyn Lundy of Okee-
chobee and Merrill Quintrell of
North Carolina announce the
-marriage of their children, Joseph
Wayne Doyle and Cynthia Kay
Quintrell on Saturday, Aug. 19 at
the Gathering Church.
The maid of honor was Sara
Figley, sister of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Elizabeth
Quintrell, sister of the bride;
Audra Colgan, the bride's cousin;
and, Felicia Figley, the bride's sis-
ter-in-law.
The flower girl was. Lynneah
Andrews.
The best man was Andrew
.Hall.
Groomsmen ''Vtrre Just-in.
Doyle, the .ro'rn-'s.bilther: Giec


Bennett, the groom's cousin; and,
Jared Figley, the bride's brother.
The ring bearer was the
groom's nephew, Christian Doyle.
The bride and groom just fin-
ished their first year at Word of
Life Bible College in Tampa and
\\ill be residing in Schroon Lake,
N.Y. where they will be attending
second year Word of Life Bible
College.
The, groom has been accepted
at Liberty University in Virginia for
the 2007 school year while work-
ing towards their goal of serving
the Lord in the area of Youth Min-
istry.
Thank you to all of our family
and friends who shared in this
beautiful beginning of our life and
a special thank you to Reverend
James Gardner, a cherished friend
who officiated the ceremony and
the wonderful Parn Peppers who
\\as the Queen r., the UnLrverse as
crui r adding coordinator.


Spotlight on Okeechobee

Special thanks to friends and family, Hospice of
Okeechobee, Bass Okeechobee
On Sept. 17, our mother, Funeral Home and Crematory,
Lorene Marie Reeves went home Okeechobee City Police Depart-
to be with the Lord. Through her ment, Okeechobee County Sher-
long illness we were shown kind- iff's Department, Doctors Khan
ness from many people. We and Kumar and their staff.
would like to pay a special thanks The family of Lorene Reeves

Community Events

Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.

Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations
for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the
fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.

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

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to
expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games,
card games and bingo: If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact
Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come
down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.



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Hanrahan

and Russell
Frankie Russell-Edwards is
proud to announce the engage-
ment of her grandson, Tab J. Rus-
sell to Caitlyn M. Hanrahan, both
of West Chester, Ohio.
The future bride is the daugh-
ter of Martin and Judith Hanrahan


of West Chester, Ohio.
The prospective groom is the
son of Ron and Annette
Hochstrasser, of West Chester,
Ohio and Terry and Karen Russell,
of Port Saint Lucie; brother of
Ryan and Jillian, of West Chester,
Ohio and Dana and Zachary of
Port Saint Lucie; and, the grand-
son of the late Willard Russell.
An early fall wedding is
planned at Saint John Catholic
Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Births


Andre Creech '


Hunter Tumoszwicz

Hunter


Andre Adlee Tumoszwicz


Creech
Sarah Lissa Creech, of Okee-
chobee, is proud to announce
the birth of her son, Andre Adlee
Creech. He was born Aug. 2,
2006, at Florida Hospital in
Sebring. He weighed 7 lbs. 11
ozs. and was 19 inches long.
Andre was welcomed home
with love by his big sissys, Mea
Linn Creech and Lea Nicole
Creech and by Nana and Papa,
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Funk.


Michelle Tumoszwicz, of
Okeechobee, is proud to
announce the birth of her son,
Hunter Blaine, Tumoszwicz. He
was born Aug. 26, 2006, at
Wellington Regional in West Palm
Beach. He weighed 7 lbs., 3 ozs.
and was 19 inches long at birth. '
Hunter was welcomed home
. by his cousins, Kaylee and Jacob;
maternal grandmother, Laura
Tumoszwicz of Okeechobee;
and, great-grandparents, Tommy
and Polly Tumoszwicz.


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3264 Hwy. 441 South
Okeechobee
Winn-Dixie Plaza


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______,ij Tractors, Woods
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863-763-8391




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3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM 4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
Owned & OpeMted by JoeRi h(#30)


Reich &
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1-888-784-6724
Woxiem Compensation Pemonal 'njuy
Sodal Secudity Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
Port St. Lucie
West-Palm Beach *'Boca Raton


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


COME AS YOU ARE!
Fit United
Methodist Church
200 NW Second Street
(863) 763 4021
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James Dawso Youth/Assistant Pastor
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SALES SERVICE INSTALLATION
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Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential Commercial Mobile Home
410 SE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee
357-2717
License # RA0066862


ocA MSECnRRIY
DISABIUTY BENEFITS
BEEN DENIED
LAW OFFICE OF
STEPHEN M. LEWEN

288-1300
OVER 26 YEARS REPRESENTING THE
TNJIIRFO &nMTABRIFD


GLENN J.
SNEIDER, LLC
Crim al Law
Ftl|ly C Ci v" aw
200 S.W t Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570

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PAVERS, INC.
-Driveways Pool Decks.
Patios Repairs
Retaining Walls
Clean & Seal
(877) 578-0300,
License #U-20229 m Insurerf


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






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#1 Homebuilder
(863) 357-27OO
State Licensed & Insured
Lic. # CRC057387

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SUNRISE F RD
5435 U.S. 1 South
Fort Pierce
1 Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
Stuart 283-6806
Vero Beach 567-8480
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Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Eavani R ]omne Ownser Est 9s
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
Lic #2178


"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98' St. Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box M15, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165




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763 2111
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Okeechobee


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Air Conditioning 9 Refrigeratin .
Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years!
7/24 SERVICE
FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
208 SW 51" Ave. Okeechobee
863-763-6742
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.. SCHOOL

Private Career
Introductory Flight $50
Training at Okeechobee
877-460-7766
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HOSKINS
& TuRCOo
Auto Accidents
Social Security
Disability
Bankruptcy
212 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-5800






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* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
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202 N.E. 2nd Street
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Ornament sales benefit scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on
brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical informa-
tion. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the orna-
ments will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool,
(863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple,
(863) 467-2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick,
(863) 763-8865.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace edu-
cation and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side
by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the
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Okeechobee, FL 34972
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OVER 50 VARIEIES OF STONES & BOULDERS
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OKEECHOBEE
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Okeechobee -
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Gift Baskets for All Occasions N
Exclusively Offering Village Candles
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FREE Delivery on all baskets.


P Prepared for
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'. Season?
Hurricane Panels
Rollups & Accordions
Mark's Satellites, Inc.
3861 Hwy. 441 N.
SOkeechobee, FL
(863) 467-7555
Lic. #886



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Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
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Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS
Licensed & Insured Gary Champion
Lic #0015A 863-763-2992








111 S. Parrott Ave.
863-467-2224


j Karns Tractor
" Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)
License # 1472


INCORPORATED
Trash Hauling Mowing
Ponds Loader
Pads Bobcat
Clearing Tractor
Robert Stafford
(863) 357-2274
License #7720




INSURANCE
102 SW 15th Street
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 357-3001
Auto Homeowners Mobile
Home Flood Motorcycle RV
Se Habla Espailol


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

213 SW Park Street
357.1707
(Inside Accurate Insurance)

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v 763-5959
Service Repair Remodel
Your Personal Plumber
After Hours
Emergency Service
Available
State Reg. #RF11067148
Qualified Bus. #QB33125


BAR & GRILL
Home of Okeechobee's Only
OBSCENE Roast Beef Sandwichl
Daily Lunch Specials
All Beer On Ice
Smoker's Patio Now Open
* World Famous Broasted Chicken
(8631467-8232
6315 US Highway 441 SE



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


Publix.
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Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S
Okeechobee
763-3500
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Laurie A. Green
Independent Career Agent
HEALTH LIFE* DENTAL
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Suite 100
Jupiter, FL 33458
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K+S
LAND SERVICES
We are looking for valued cus-
tomers. Call us for any of your
Land Needs, (863) 634-5289
or (863) 634-5278 and leave a
message and we will return
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PRINTING RUBBER STAMPS MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING DELIVERY FAX SERVICE
SERVICE AVAILABLE (863) 763-3012


RON~DEES
Minor Repairs

"No Job too Big or too Small"
FREE ESTIMATES
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Mobile Welding, Inc.
Serving Okeechobee &
Surrounding Areas
(863) 634-1130
(863) 467-8835
Licensed & Insured
County #1517 City #5681
Norris & Kim Newhouse, Owners


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Handyman Service,
Pressure Cleaning
Hauling
Yard Clean Up
Lawn Maintenance


LINSUMANC J
Like a good neighbor,
State Farm is there."
204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 763-5561
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 22,
through Thursday, Sept. 28, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Beerfest" (R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "How to Eat Fried
Worms" (PG} Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "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.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Halfway House
needs volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work with
our adolescent boys. If you have
any free time. or talents you would
like to share, call Thomas Jones at
(863) 357-0047.

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal System,
the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Current-
i., the library i stalfed Sundayfrom
9:30 a.m. uriil 12:30, p.m., and
Wednesday evening from 6 until 8
p m. Contact Doris Entry at (863)
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classes are offered
Indian River Community College
will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/GED and English as a second _____
language classes at these locations:
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. W
Ninth Ave., English as second lan-
guage classes, Monday -Wednesday
from 9 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30 |
p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.;One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St.,

through Friday, from 8 a.m. until
noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, a
N.W 23 Lane, English as a second
language classes, Monday through
Wednesday, from 5:30 until 8:30
p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725
S.E. Eighth St., English as a second
language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.


Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coopera-
tive is a six library cooperative serv-
ing Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and
Okeechobee counties. The Heart-
land Library Cooperative will be
holding basic and advanced com-
puter classes throughout the six
libraries in the four-county area. A
technology information trainer will
take a mobile computer lab to each
location four times per month to.
teach computer classes. The classes
will teach basic computer skills
such as how to start up and use a
computer, how to log-on to the
Internet and how to communicate
via e-mail with friends and relatives.
The more advanced computer class
will teach how to keep the comput-
er clean and how to send pictures.
You may also contact your local
libraries for these same classes. In
Okeechobee, call (863) 763-3536 or
contact Gabriell Turner, information
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


ABSOLUTE AUCTIONS- .Wa-
terfront, Luxury Home-Long-
boat Key on Saltwater with
Dock, VACANT LOT North-
port, 2 Lakefront Homes;
Aviation Comm., Hidden Riv-
er home/airport hangar,
many more. No Minimum,
No Reserve. Neal VanDeRee
Auctioneer, www.vander-
ee.com (941)488-1500.
Auction- 341 +/- acres 4
great farms offered in 12
tracts. Mitchell County, GA.,'
Saturday, October 14, 10am.
Rowell Auctions, Inc.
(800)323-8388, 10% buyer's
premium, GAL AU-C0002594
www.rowellauctions.com.
GULF COAST Auction: Sat.,
Oct 14th (Shrimp Festival
Weekend) houses, condos,
range $200k-$1m on/off wa-
ter. Lots, residential, & com-
mercial on/off water.
Development tracts 20-40
+/- acres, AL 1932
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BLUE HEELER- young female,
Call Evelyn Marcy at
(863)655-2179 for informa-
tion
CHIHUAHUA, vicinity of Eden
Park on Sept. 13th. Call to
identify. (239)657-8549 .
ELECTRIC DRILL- Found on
Ft. Denaud Rd. Call
(863)675-2491 to identify
MOTHERS RING, VFW
Post#10539 Wed. Sept.
13th. Please call to Identify.
(863)357-2895

CROSS BOW Barnett Quad
300 w/ bow fishing reel. Left
at J&S Fish Camp, boat ramp.
9/15. Reward.863-467-6070
IPOD NANO, Lost at Brahman
Movie Theater on Sunday,
Sept. 24th. Reward for re-
turn. (863)634-9751


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RED NOSE BULL DOG PUPS-
(2), lost around the Prairie
Viking area, 6 mos old,
(863)763-2668
SUN CONURE, Orange & red
with rIeen la i leatrier, lasi
seen 9;19, foua Seasars area
Wings not clipped. Dearly
missed. (863)467-8871


AKC RAT TERRIER young
male, 7 lbs., 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 -
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 2 males left, 10
wks., 1 free adult calico fe-
male. (863)763-2379
KITTENS, To good home.
Black & white.
(863)763-8007 or 634-1207
KITTENS- to good homes 7
just weaned kittens, all differ-
ent colors to choose from.
(863)946-9133
PARROT-small, talks, with
cage, (863)983-6537
PUPPIES- Lab Mix (2) 6mos
old, Free to good homes only
(863)763-1370
ROTTWEILER MIX, 4 mos.
old, very cute, playful &
charming. (863)467-8464
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Employment -
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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SERVERS NEEDED
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Immediate Openings CNAs
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Full Time Fish & Wildlife Technician
Moore Haven, Glades County
Responsible for daily land management activities creek
clearing, large acreage mowing, roller chopping,
herbicide spraying, prescribe burns. Able to operate,
maintain, and do minor repairs- farm equipment,
excavator, loader, swamp buggies, ATV's. Class A CDL
license is required within 60 days of hire, minimum of
1-3 years experience, and lives within 30 mile radius of
Wildlife Management Area.
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in, Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee..We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,.
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer: ,
'Excellent Salaries
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Paid Vacations
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For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez ,
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440

MECHANICAL HARVESTING
MAINTENANCE PERSON
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR POSITIONS
New Harvest Inc. has immediate openings for a Mechanical
Harvesting Maintenance Person and Equipment Operator. The
Mechanical Harvesting Maintenance Person will be responsible
for the maintenance of self-propelled mechanical harvesting
equipment as well as the overseeing of daily mechanical har-
vesting activities. Qualified applicants must have at'least 3
years documented experience as a mechanic plus b'e able to
perform cutting and welding activities The Equipment Operator
position must have at least 1 year experience operating Heavy
equipment. Pdor experience working in a harvesting environ-
ment helpful but not required. We offer competitive wages and
a comprehensive benefit package which includes 401(K),
medical, dental, life, AD&D and LTD insurance. Qualified appli-
cants should send their resume or apply in person to:
Human Resources
Lykes Bros. Inc.
7 Lykes Road
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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ACCOUNTING
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degree in accounting or related field, good
computer and communication skills a plus:
Benefits Available.
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HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time

ACTIVITIES AIDE

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


Start a new career in the much needed field of
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


CASHIER/MANAGEMENT
Criminal-free background,
required. Cashiering
experience a must.
Convenience store experience
a plus. Must be able to work
any shift. Call to schedule
Interview (561)394-0376
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
COOK
Accepting application for
experienced full time cook.
Apply in person @
Crossroad Restaurant
5050 NE 128th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL
DATA ENTRY! Work From
Anywhere. Flexible Hours.
Personal Computer Re-
quired. Excellent Career Op-
portunity. Serious Inquiries
Only (800)344-9636 Ext.
700.
DRIVER/THROWER
Full-Time, Clean CDL
Class B License
Call 772-597-3755
or 772-220-9939
Indiantown Sanitation
DRIVER: YOU WANT IT, WE
HAVE IT! Solo, teams, owner
operators, company drivers,
students, recent grads, re-
gional, dedicated, long haul.
Van, flatbed. Must be 21.
CRST Career Center.
(800)940-2778, www.drive-
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Driver-HIRING QUALIFIED
DRIVERS for Central Florida
Local & National OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
Earn Up to $550 WEEKLY
Working through the govern-
ment PT No Experience. Call
Today! (800)488-2921 Ask
for Department W21.
Exchange Program Represen-
tative semi-volunteer to
work with high school ex-
change students, interview
host families, supervising
students and work with local
high schools. Info:
(800)888-9040,
www.world-heritage.org.
FAITH ACADEMY
PRESCHOOL
Now Hiring for F/T Lead
Teacher for 2 year olds. Call
863-763-8800
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.
FUEL TRUCK/LUBE
TRUCK DRIVER
CDL B w/Hazmat req. Exp.
Pref., Comp., Salary plus OT
(561)793-0322, ext. 106
IMMEDIATE OPENING
For exp. Waitress & Cook.
Ranchers Restaurant.
(863)763-8115
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Looking to fill general con-
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have experience in carpentry,
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Valid driver's license neces-
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(863)357-0852
MECHANIC
MECHANICS ASSISTANT
CONTROL DESK
Part time & full time.
(863)610-0852
0/0 Driver The F/S is higher
here! Zero down lease/low
payments. $1.11 Avg.
$2,000 Productivity Bonus
$2,600 Referral Bonus. Base
Plate provided. FFE
(800)569-9298.
OTR drivers deserve more pay
and more hometime!
$.48/mi. -1 year experience.
More experience makes
more! Home weekends! Run
our Florida region! Heartland
Express (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.

OUTPATIENT COUNSELOR
Needed In Okeechobee,
Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie,
Indian River,
Full-time/Part-time
Day, evening and weekend
hours available. Salary
commensurate with
credentials and experience.
Bachelor degree and/or prior
substance abuse counseling
experience required.
Certification preferred.
Email resume to:
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orfax itto:
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**Must Be Experienced**
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Apply in person:
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198 Hwy. 98 N.


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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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The GEO Group, Inc.
TheGEO Group a worldwide leader in privatized Corrections,
offers a challenging & exciting opportunity.
WE OFFER:
Top Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, Short-term Disability, 401k,
Paid Vacation & Holidays
*PSYCHOLOGIST
(Doctoral Degree in psychology, counseling, or related mental
health field. Possess appropriate state licensure or certification.)
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(Master Degree in clinical, counseling or applied
behavioral psychology.)
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THE GEOGROUP, INC.
South Bay Correctional Facility
S600 US Highway 27, South
South Bay, Florida 33493
Email: vharrell(thegeogroupinc.com
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
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TIRE CHANGER/MECHANIC
Exp. a+, Will train right candi-
date. Call Total Roadside
Services (863)634-7266



Fresenlus Medical Care-NA
has IMMEDIATE OPENING
for an RN, F/T, good
benefits, Training provided.
Apply 201 SW 16 St.
Phone 863-467-7654.

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will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges In
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, If you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

VENDING ROUTE: All
Snacks/Candies, Drinks, En-
ergy Drinks Tool All Brands.
Al Sizes. Great Equipment.
Great Support. Financing
Available with $7,500 down.
Tom: (877)843-8726 AIN
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BAR & GRILL
DAIlYlUNCHSPECIALS
All Bear NOWOPEN
lea I ie 'P4TIO

World Famous
Breasted Chicken
(863) 467-8232
6315 US Hwy.441 S.E.


services

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




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NEWSPAPER MAKES
TOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.

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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



NEED A LAWYER? Protect
Your Rights Now! Criminal...
Personal Injury... Bankrupt-
cy... Divorce.. Labor Law..
Hurt.. Harassed.. Immigra-
tion... Wills. ALL LEGAL
MATTERS A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service Private Trial
Lawyers Statewide 24 Hours
(800733-5342.


YOGI BUSH HOG
SERVICES
863-697-8173


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


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elllott'sQuik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


WINDOW UNIT, Maytag,
10,000 BTU, used 2 sea-
sons, $20. (863)675-1098


DISHWASHER & WASHER-
both in good condition $125
* for both or will sell separate
(863)675-1634
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
REFRIGERATOR- Whirlpool,
Equipped w/ice maker. Runs
great. $80. (863)467-4328
STOVE, 24", electric, white,
from Park Model, only 8
mos. old, $65.
(863)763-3508 Okee
UPRIGHT FREEZER- Frigidaire
27 cu ft, like brand new,
$500 or best offer
(863)467-1232
WASHER Kenmore, perfect
working cond., barely used,
$80 Must sell!
(863)697-8881
WASHER/DRYER, Kenmore,
works good, $100.
(863)763-6336 Okeechobee


DAHON STOW A WAY- 3 Spd
folding bicycle. Very good
condition. $150.
(302)698-5185
LADIES BIKE, 26", excellent
condition. $50
(863)763-3497



STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals. Save $$$. 40 x 60' to
100 x 200'. Ex: 50 x 100 x
12' = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885. www.rigid-
building.com.
STEEL STORAGE CONTAINER
45'x8'x10'. You haul it.$350.
772-334-1045. Located in
Palm City.



METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
PIPE TRUSSES (10)
2.5" x 13.6' long. New, never
used. $200/all. 863-763-8872
ROOF PANELS 4' wide, 3" in-
sulation inside, 38' long. (4)
can cut to size. $1800/all, will
sell separate. 863-763-5011


Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Installation mf8towm
Shutters &Suanlfew
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured
863.763.5650
863.634.7145
1551 N.W. 24th
Drive
Okeechobee
License #765


BABY STROLLER, brand new,
Combi Tetra TS, w/acoustic
canopy speakers, $100.
(863)634-0565
BOUNCER, Graco, like new,
$25. (863)673-3662
CRADLE SWING, Fisher Price,
like new, $70.
(863)673-3662


BOYS & GIRLS CLOTHING, 65
pcs, sizes 10-16. Tommy,
Nautica, Polo, Levis, etc. $85
will sep. (863)357-0391


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $500 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
PLATES, Windows of the
World by Higgins Bond, set
of 4 with certificates. $80
(863)467-1744
STAMP COLLECTION &
SCHOOL BELL & MILK-
SHAKE MACHINE, etc., $500
(863)467-1325



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



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- 45+ yrs old, solid
cherry, chest, dresser, mir-
ror, nite stand, exc cond.
$450 (863)357-2555
BR SUITE- QS, hdbd, night
stands; 5 drawer bureau, 2
lamps, $400 (239)738-6215
BUNK BEDS- Like new, $150.
(863)634-7318
BUNK BEDS- Wooden, Desk.&
drawers attached. $50. or
. best offer. (863)634-3651
CHAIR & OTTOMAN, Italian
leather. $200 (863)946-3265
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
CRIB/YOUTH BED w/dresser,
wood frame, $200/best of-
fer. (863)675-0800 or
863-571-1333 lv. msg.
Daybed/Trundle, wht.metal,
Rattan swivel chrs.(2), sin.
wicker chest, fir. lamp. $350.
Will sell sep. 863-763-8011
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


ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Wall unit. Oak colored wood,.
Excellent condition. $150. or
best offer. (863)467-2887
HIDE A BED COUCH & LOVE-
SEAT. $4100 863-234-1067
KING SIZE BED- Oriental, 4
poster. Solid wood. Good con-
dition. $800. (863)946-3265
KING SIZE HEAD BOARD-
wooden, ornate, excellent
condition, includes bed
frame $300 (863)357-2555
LARGE MIRROR- 28x46, leaf
design, like new, $45
(863)610-1276
LOVESEAT, 60", dual recliner,
brown/navy plaid. $95
(863)612-9831
MISC. FURNITURE Recliner-
RockeriTable w/4 chrs., Mar-
ble top coffee tbl., $125/all,
will sell sep. 863-763-8828

NEW "T
FURNITURE
FOR LESS '
Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$39up, SO-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TVEnt. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across,
from Home Depot

OFFICE SET, Matching con-
temporary style desk, 5 drawer
file cabinet, 2 book shelves.
$750 neg. (863)674-0844
SOFA, 92', Queen sleeper,
white. $95 (863)612-9831
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
TWO MAUVE CHAIRS
Recliners. Lg. wall mirror,
40"x47". $220/all, will sell
separate. 863-983-7996
VINYL HASSOCK- brown, & 1
beige storage ottoman $12
for both will sep
.(863)467-8681
WATTRBED- 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
CONTENDER HUNTER, 35 cal.
Remington 14" barrel, walnut
grip, 2.5 scope. $325
(863)763-4961
MAG For Ruger Mini14, 40
round steel Federal, not
used, $60. Ask for Ross
(863)983-8661
NYLON 66-22 & SURVIVAL 22
Semi auto. $400/all, will sell
separate. 863-467-9892 Okee
REVOLVER PISTOL- Colt offi-
cers 22 cal. $550. Firm.
Vince (863)697-2969
RUGER 22 250 LAMINATED
bull barrel, scope, & case.
Exc.cond. $800. 357-5754



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
STATIONARY BIKE- Like new,
$20 (863)467-7659
TREADMILL Pro-Form
GS490, $200.
(863)675-2136


I


CHIHUAHUA- male, 2yrs old, -
potty trained, tan color, $200
(863)824-8749
DOG CRATE, for the back of
truck, 4x4 Diamond Plate.
$350 (863)673-1464
DOG KENNEL- 10x10x6, Like
new, Pd. $238. Asking
$150. or best offer.
(863)467-0354
DOG KENNEL- 2, 10x10,
Chain linked. $325. for both,
or will separate.
Vince(863)697-2969
ENGLISH MASTIFF pure
bred, 10mths. old fixed male,
shots/wormed. Needs room to
run. $1100. 239-425-5605
FISH AQUARIUM- 35 gal
w/stand $35
(239)503-6458
GERBILS (5), $10 for all. Call
anytime (863)634-6087


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blood, XTB colt, 7 mo. Super
sweet, Jumper dressage.
$2500. (863)357-JUMP






Hornes Trcaer
Oa Uui S ice
Buy- S Trade
Horses,-i.tk, Etc.

863-467-1304
www.okeechobee-horse-trader.com
Serving The Greater
Lake Okeechobee Area
RED ROAN APPALOOSA,
Gelding, 6 years. $900. or
best offer. (863)763-2379


HUMIDIFIER- large, almost
new, $25 (863)467-7659


LADIES RING, European cut
diamonds, white gold, .30 ctw.
Will sacrifice at $400
(863)634-9620 Okee area
LADIES RING, European cut
diamonds, white gold, 1/4 ctw.
$200 (863)634-9620 Okee-
chobee area


CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371


FREE DIABETIC SUPPLIES!
MEDICARE PATIENTS! Call
Us Toll Free (866)294-3476
and receive a FREE METER!
Am-Med Quality Diabetic
Supplies.
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
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 'or $75
(863)357-3178


AERATER TANK, for well, 200
gallon, w/filters, $300 or
best offer. (863)763-3537
AIRLINE MECHANIC Rapid
training for high paying Avia-
tion Career. FAA predicts se-
vere shortage. Financial aid if
qualify Job placement as-
sistance. CALL AIM
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
Busirip4s, *Paralegal,
'Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121- www.onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
CELL PHONE, NJOKIA 5165
with charger, car cnargeir
booklet, works, $25. Call
863-763-0625.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
( 800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
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
(561)629-6213 or
(863)763-62'20
GAS CYLINDER, 1001b., 1/3
full, 1 year old, $75 neg.
(863)763-7892
HOTTUB-SEATS5
As is. Complete w/pumps.
$250 or best offer.
863-302-1100
Kirby Gen.3 Vacuum w/tech
drive, (5) wood posts 10'
long. 52" ceiling fan.
$400/all, will Sep. 763-5011
TRAILER, '93 Rayside, double
axle, 4 ton capacity, tree bar,
2 5/16" ball & ramps,
$1050. (772)286-8812
WATER TANK- 800 gal, $50.
Firm. (863)467-2292



ACCORDION- 120 base but-
tons, 41 treble, 18.5" long,
19lbs, exc cond, $500
(863)763-7206
CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET- 77"T x42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
ELECTRIC SIGNS (2) Comm'lI
grade. 4'xl10', 20"x8'.
S$500/both, will sell separate.
863-763-8872
GUITAR- Fender Nashville
Telecaster Deluxe, exc
cond., tweed hard case,
$450 (863)763-8667
HAMMOND ORGAN upright,
blk. shiny finish w/bench.
Antique. $50 or best offer.
863-983-8131
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



FILE CABINETS-1 legal size &
1 letter size. $50. for both
(863)801-4949


BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
$35(863)983-7702
CHIHUAHUA- (2) black, 1
male, 1. female, $400 for
both will sell sep. To good
homes only (863)675-7092


FISH AQUARIUM- 75 gal
w/stand & accessories $150
(239)503-6458
FISH AQUARIUM- Executive
quality, 200 gallon w/oak
base, filters, etc $900
(239)410-3784
FISH TANK used, 55 gallon,
w/accessories and wooden
storage stand, $150.
(863)610-5237
FLORIDA WHITE RABBITS, 3
bucks, 4 does, cages, water
system, feeder & more.
$300 neg. (239)280-6082
GOATS- male, female and ba-
by, $300 for all
(863)902-0477
KITTENS, 9 weeks old, ready
to go. Free .to good home.
(863)610-2204
SHIH TZU- male, AKC, shots,
$525 (863)675-1112



RESTAURANT BOOTHS- (10)
large wooden, you haul, all
for $150 (863)697-6464


COMPOUND BOW, Jennings
Uni-tech XLR, 70 lb draw &
29" draw. Pd. $450, asking
$230. (863)635-0079
KNEEBOARD- Hydroslide
Revolution, $50
(863)675-2136
LADDER STANDS (2 MAN) 12'
new, still in box. $85
(863)467-6818 9am-7pm
LARGE MOUTH BASS- 20lbs
+, wall mount, fiberglass
replica, hand painted, looks
sharp $105 (863)610-1276
SELF CLIMBING TREE STAND
$125. 863-467-6818



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


,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
TV, 50", $150 (863)675-8134


CIRCULAR SAW 11 amp,
Black 8. OeckFr 7 1 .4Vr'
cond., $25. 86,:.6.- 1-i: -" ,
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
For.Sale: Ladders, Tools, 18'
ww equip, trir. & More.
"$2500/all. -863-261-6892
GENERATOR- Hnmeliie
LRX4500 watts, 8 ".n,
125/240 volt, i-50
(863)610-8152
GENERATOR, Porter Cable,
5,500 watts, 2 years old,
used twice. $550
(863)241-1793
MIG WELDER, Miller w/option-
al 25' spool gun. Weld S/S
steel, steel & alum. $1600.
(863)634-7423
MIG WELDER- Snap-on, 300
amp, W/alum. spool gun, 2
tanks w/flow mtrs. plasma
cutters $2200.(863)697-9704
PORTABLE Air Compressor
2hp, Speedair, industrial mod-
el, works good. $145 Firm.
863-763-6629



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
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$(772)562-5567


BEAUTIFUL 4YR. OLD PAINT
Very sweet & lovable. Trims &
loads, bath/clips. Exc. Exp. rid-
er pref. $1500.863-467-7123
BELGIAN MARE- 16.2 hands
1800 Ibs, asking $1500,
child gentle, easy keeper
(863)983-8646
CHEROKEE, 15.2 hands, Reg.
Gentle disposition. Neg. Cog-
gins/UTD vacs., Exp. rider
1500. 863-467-4049
DOC BAR MARE- Born in 96-
'97, $1000. (863)467-1617
FILLY- lyo, Belgian Cross,
sorrel, $600 to a good home
only (863)675-0247 La Belle
GERMAN WESTFALEN- Warm










Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 27, 2006


REG BREEDING STOCK PAINT
MARE- 4yo, exc cutting
bloodlines, super easy keep-
er $2500 (863)801-9188
TB GELDING, 18 yrs, Beautiful
Bay, 17 hands, exp. rider,
westeriVenglislh, great horse.
$1500 (863)763 6220

WESTERN SADDLE, Fabtron
ti, ni i i ;" or best
iith i:',l, Iii, ,I-,' i





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

When you want something
sold, advertise in the
classlfleds.




RIDING MOWER- 8hp Snap-
per, very good cond., w/bag-
ger, $550 (863)675-0247
LaBelle area
WEEDWACKER, Homelite
Professional, $275 or best
offer. (863)467-1958

Nti 5 I0


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


Rentals




Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 7, 2006
NOTICE OF ELECTION
I, Sue M. Cobb, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby
give notice that an election will be held in each county In Florida, on
November 7, 2006, for the ratification or rejection of proposed constitu-
tional amendments of the State of Florida.
NO. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE III, SECTION 19
(Legislative)

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

Full Text:
ARTICLE III
LEGISLATURE

SECTION 19. State Budgeting, Planning and Appropriations
Processes.-
(a) ANNUAL BUDGETING.
M Effoct:.o J-ly 1, 1004, General law shall prescribe the adoption of
annual state budgetary and planning processes and require that detail
reflecting the annualized costs of the state budget and reflecting the non-
recurring costs of the budget requests shall accompany state department
and agency legislative budget requests, the governors recommended
budget, and appropriation bills.
(2) Unless approved by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each
house annronriations made for recurring nurnoses from nonrecurring


r any fiscal \


the total general revenue Tunas esnmatea to oe avaiiaole at tieaiuse wo i.
appropriation is.madle I'l l.. . . : sales
: (3). As prescribed by gengraelaw each statedepartment and ageasoy.
shall be required to submit a legislative budget request that is based upon
and that reflects the Iona-range financial outlook adopted by the joint leg-
islative budget commission or that specifically explains any variance from
the lona-range financial outlook contained in the request
(4) For purposes of this section eubeeetieo, the terms department and
agency shall include the judicial branch.
(b) APPROPRIATION BILLS FORMAT. Separate sections within the
general appropriation bill shall be used for each major program area of the
state budget; major program areas shall include: education enhancement
"lottery" trust fund items; education (all other funds); human services; crim-
inal justice and corrections; natural resources, environment, growth man-
agement, and transportation; general government; and judicial branch.
Each major program area shall Include an itemization of expenditures for:
state operations; state capital outlay; aid to local governments and non-
profit organizations operations; aid to local governments and nonprofit
organizations capital outlay; federal funds and the associated state match-
ing funds; spending authorizations for operations; and spending authori-
zations for capital outlay. Additionally, appropriation bills passed by the
legislature shall include an itemization of specific appropriations that
exceed one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) in 1992 dollars. For purposes
of this subsection, "specific appropriation," "itemization," and "major pro-
gram area" shall be defined by law. This itemization threshold shall be
adjusted by general law every four years to reflect the rate of inflation or
deflation as indicated in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban
Consumers, U.S. City Average, All Items, or successor reports as report-
ed by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics or
its successor. Substantive bills containing appropriations shall also be
subject to the itemization requirement mandated under this provision and
shall be subject to the governor's specific appropriation veto power
described in Article III, Section 8. Th:- rjboootion hall bo offo.t. July 1,

(c) APPROPRIATIONS REVIEW PROCESS.
(11 kin later than Ctantmhber 1 nof each var the ijoint lenidlative hburn-


concurrence of the full legislature Effoct: J-'ly 1, 1003, gonoral low of.-ll


(d) SEVENTY-TWO HOUR PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD. All general appro-
priation bills shall be furnished to each member of the legislature, each
member of the cabinet, the governor, and the chief justice of the supreme
court at least seventy-two hours before final passage by either house of
the legislature of the bill in the form that will be presented to the governor.
(e) FINAL BUDGET REPORT. Effoot:.o Noaombor 1, 1002, A final budg-
et report shall be prepared as prescribed by general law. The final budg-
et report shall be produced no later than the 120th 9gth day after the
beginning of the fiscal year, and copies of the report shall be furnished to
each member of the legislature, the head of each department and agency
of the state, the auditor general, and the chief justice of the supreme court.
(f) TRUST FUNDS.
(1) No trust fund of the State of Florida or other public body may be
created or re-created by law without a three-fifths 493B vote of the mem-
bership of each house of the legislature in a separate bill for that purpose
only.
(2) Et-t. t. -t fund. '- o-'.t .o00 bofo.o the offootio date f thi. .b
cootion chcll to-n'nato not rr. th. fto. year oftor th offeoot: dot. f
'hli '.8booioni, State trust funds -oated ofto. the offoot'.o dLt. _f thio
eubeeetiRo shall terminate not more than four years after the effective date
of the act authorizing the initial creation of the trust fund. By law the legis-
lature may set a shorter time period for which any trust fund is authorized.
(3) Trust funds required by federal programs or mandates; trust funds
established for bond covenants, indentures, or resolutions, whose rev-
enues are legally pledged by the state or public body to meet debt serv-
ice or other financial requirements of any debt obligations of the state or
any public body; the state transportation trust fund; the trust fund contain-
ing the net annual proceeds from the Florida Education Lotteries; the
Florida retirement trust fund; trust funds for institutions under the manage-
ment of the Board of Qovernors Pgeinte, where such trust funds are for
auxiliary enterprises and contracts, grants, and donations, as those terms
are defined by general law; trust funds that serve as clearing funds or
accounts for the chief financial officer or state agencies; trust funds that
account for assets held by the state in a trustee capacity as an agent or
fiduciary for individuals, private organizations, or other governmental
units; and other trust funds authorized by this Constitution, are not subject
to the requirements set forth in paragraph (2) of this subsection,
(4) All cash balances and income of any trust funds abolished under
this subsection shall be deposited into the general revenue fund.
(f) The provioion- f thio ouboootion hall bo offoet"o Norom1bc 4,

(g) BUDGET STABILIZATION FUND, Roglnning vith tho 1004 1006 flo


4Q004ow ,-y-ee Subject to the provisions of this subsection, th- budget
stbilvlt-eet- fwud-ehltbeo monaiptoned at an amount equal to at least 5% of
the lalf crrnpletad fsloal year's not revenue collections for the general rev-
ronuu fund ishll b-e rlfAlnad in thbudgLtlabl llzallunJujd. The budget
labAlillatoin fourd' priaclpial balance shall not exceed an amount equal to


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

(h) LONG-RANGE STATE PLANNING DOCUMENT AND DEPARTMENT
AND AGENCY PLANNING DOCUMENT PROCESSES. General law shall
provide for a long-range state planning document The governor shall rec-
ommend to the legislature biennially any revisions to the long-range state
planning document, as defined by law. General law shall require a bienni-
al review and revision of the long-range state planning document,-ehaRe
roq:'ir- tho goyc-- to report t. the logiol:t. .0 o. th. p--g- _ho'
"-g tho potato planning doo-mont'L goal- and shall require all departments
and agencies of state government to develop planning documents that
identify statewide strategic aoals and objectives consistent with the long-
range state planning document. The long-range state planning document
and department and agency planning documents shall remain subject to
review and revision by the legislature. The lona-range state Dianning doc-
ument must include projections of future needs and resources of the state
which are consistent with the long-range financial outlook The depart-
ment and agency planning documents shall include a prioritized listing of
planned expenditures for review and possible reduction in the event of rev-
enue shortfalls, as defined by general law. T. -rc p--d. _t::ity .d off:
oic-^y the o.eocutivc, log:lat:AoL c. .d j..d:o:el b. -h., a q:'lty e.nan
ago-ont and ao- abilityy p-cgm- oholl b. '-plom. .tod by g- .o.-
Ia. F. tt. p:rpooc .f th:o out -t:ore, the ton. d-part. .o..t and
-gonoy hall inol:do tho judeolal b' .oh. Th: -b. -tJo. -hall b. _ff-ot:
(i) GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY TASK FORCE No later than January of
o007 anil earh fourth year thereafter the president of the senate the


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

Ballot Title:
TERM LIMITS
Removed from the ballot by the Florida Legislature.

NO. 3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

ARTICLE XI, SECTION 5
(Legislative)
Ballot Title:
REQUIRING BROADER PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENTS OR REVISIONS

Ballot Summary:
Proposes an amendment to Section 5 of Article XI of the State Constitution
to require that any proposed amendment to. or revision of the State
Constitution, whether proposed by the Legislature, by initiative, or by any
other method, must be approved by at least 60 percent of the voters of the
state voting on the measure, rather than by a simple majority. This pro-
posed amendment would not change the current requirement that a pro-
posed constitutional amendment imposing a new state tax or fee be
approved by at least 2/3 of the voters of the state voting in the election in
which such an amendment is considered.

Full Text:
ARTICLE XI
AMENDMENTS

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

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

Ballot Title:
PROTECT PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY YOUTH, FROM ADDICTION, DISEASE,
AND OTHER HEALTH HAZARDS OF USING TOBACCO
Ballot Summary:
To protect people, especially youth, from addiction, disease, and other
health hazards of using tobacco, the Legislature shall use some Tobacco
Settlement money annually for a comprehensive statewide tobacco edu-
cation and prevention program using Centers for Disease Control best
practices. Specifies some program components, emphasizing youth,
requiring one-third of total annual funding for advertising. Annual funding
Is 15% of 2005 Tobacco Settlement payments to Florida, adjusted annual-
ly for Inflation. Provides definitions. Effective immediately.


Full Text:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA THAT Article X, Florida
Constitution, Is amended to add the following:
Section 27. Comprehensive Statewide Tobacco Education And
Prevention Program. In order to protect people, especially youth, from
health hazards of using tobacco, including addictive disorders, cancer,
cardiovascular diseases, and lung diseases; and to discourage use of
tobacco, particularly among youth, a portion of the money that tobacco
companies pay to the State of Florida under the Tobacco Settlement each
year shall be used to fund a comprehensive statewide tobacco education
and prevention program consistent with recommendations of the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as follows:
(a) Program. The money appropriated pursuant to this section shall be
used to fund a comprehensive statewide tobacco education and preven-
tion program consistent with the recommendations for effective program
components in the 1999 Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco
Control Programs of the CDC, as such Best Practices may be amended by
the CDC. This program shall include, at a minimum, the following compo-
nents, and may include additional components that are also contained
within the CDC Best Practices, as periodically amended, and that are
effective at accomplishing the purpose of this section, and that do not
undermine the effectiveness of these required minimum components:
(1) an advertising campaign to discourage the use of tobacco and to
educate people, especially youth, about the health hazards of tobacco,
which shall be designed to be effective at achieving these goals and shall
include, but need not be limited to, television, radio, and print advertising,
with ho limitations on any individual advertising medium utilized; and
which shall be funded at a level equivalent to one-third of each total annu-
al appropriation required by this section;
(2) evidence-based curricula and programs to educate youth about
tobacco and to discourage their use of it, including, but not limited to, pro-
grams that involve youth, educate youth about the health hazards of
tobacco, help youth develop skills to refuse tobacco, and demonstrate to
youth how to stop using tobacco;
(3) programs of local community-based partnerships that discourage
the use of tobacco and work to educate people, especially youth, about
the health hazards of tobacco, with an emphasis on programs that involve
youth and emphasize the prevention and-cessation of tobacco use;
(4) enforcement of laws, regulations, and policies against the sale or
other provision of tobacco to minors, and the possession of tobacco by
minors; and
(5) publicly-reported annual evaluations to ensure that moneys appro-
priated pursuant to this section are spent properly, which shall include
evaluation of the program's effectiveness in reducing and preventing
tobacco use, and annual recommendations for improvements to enhance
the program's effectiveness, which are to include comparisons to similar
programs proven to be effective in other states, as well as comparisons to
C E"~ r Fr-r r,,:. ..: ;r..:iiading amendments thereto:
t.; Funding. ,in -.er, year beginning-with the calendar'year after vot-
ers approve this amendment, the Florida Legislature shall appropriate, for
the purpose expressed herein, from the total gross funds that tobacco
companies pay to the State of Florida under the Tobacco Settlement, an
amount equal to fifteen percent of such funds paid to the State in 2005;
and the appropriation required by this section shall be adjusted annually
for inflation, using the Consumer Price Index as published by the United
States Department of Labor.
(c) Definitions. "Tobacco" includes, without limitation, tobacco itself
and tobacco products that include tobacco and are intended or expected
for human use or consumption, including, but not limited to, cigarettes,
cigars, pipe tobacco, and smokeless tobacco. The "Tobacco Settlement"
means that certain Settlement Agreement dated August 25, 1997, entered
into in settlement of the case styled as State of Florida, et al. v. American
TobaccoCompany, et al., Case No. 95-1466 AH (Fla. 15th Cir. Ct.), as
amended by Stipulation of Amendment dated September 11, 1998; and
includes, any subsequent amendments and successor agreements.
4 "Youth" includes minors and young adults.
(d) Effective Date. This amendment shall become effective immediate-
ly upon approval by the voters.

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

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

Ballot Title:
INDEPENDENT NONPARTISAN COMMISSION TO APPORTION LEGISLA-
TIVE AND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS WHICH REPLACES APPOR-
TIONMENT BY LEGISLATURE
Removed from the ballot by the Florida Supreme Court.

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

Ballot Title:
INCREASED HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

Ballot Summary:
Proposing amendment of the State Constitution to increase the maximum
additional homestead exemption for low-income seniors from $25,000 to
$50,000 and to schedule the amendment to take effect January 1, 2007, if
adopted.
Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

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


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

SECTION 26 Increased homestead exemption -The amendment to'


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exemptic


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

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

Full Text.
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION

SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions.-
(a) Every person who 'has the legal or equitable title to real estate and
maintains thereon the permanent residence ofthe owner, or another legal-
ly or natu'aii, Jep r..a.--.- u n,,, i. .- .'.. hati be exeT a pl fron, liaxM.on
thereon, e'cepi us.errmer.i tor ipecal c D-el1 up o1 me assessed val.
nation of r,e inousar. alilar'. upon ea-bii-Aii t e 01 r.ghrl h'.ired .r,' e'
manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equi-
table title, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indi-
rectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owner's or
member's proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold
initially in excess of ninety-eight years.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or
family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No exemption shall
exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of
ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the
proportion which the interest in the corporation bears to the assessed
value of the property.
(c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the
exemption shall be increased to a total of twenty-five thousand dollars of
the assessed value of the real estate for each school district levy. By gen-
eral law and subject to conditions specified therein, the exemption for all
other levies may be increased up to an amount not exceeding ten thou-
sand dollars of the assessed value of the real estate if the owner has
attained age sixty-five or is totally and permanently disabled and if the
owner is not entitled to the exemption provided in subsection (d).
(d) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the
exemption shall be increased to a total of the following amounts of
assessed value of real estate for each levy other than those of school dis-
tricts: fifteen thousand dollars with respect to 1980 assessments; twenty
thousand dollars with respect to 1981 assessments; twenty-five thousand
dollars with respect to assessments for 1982 and each year thereafter.
However, such increase shall not apply with respect to any assessment
roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provi-
sions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This sub-
section shall stand repealed on the effective date of any amendment to
section 4 which provides for the assessment of homestead property' at a
specified percentage of its just value.
(e) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the
Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent residents, ad val-
orem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall
be in the form and amount established by general law.
(f) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities,
for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions
of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not
exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or
equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent real-
dence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose house-
hold income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand
dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant
this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection,
by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and must
,provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in
this subsection for changes in the cost of living.
(g) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally per-


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

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

SECTION 6. Eminent domain.-
(a) No private property shall be taken except for a public purpose and
with full compensation therefore paid to each owner or secured by deposit
in the registry of the court and available to the owner.
(b) Provision may be made by law for the taking of easements, by like
proceedings, for the drainage of the land of one person over or through
the land of another.
(c) Private property taken by eminent domain pursuant to a petition to
Initiate condemnation proceedings filed on or after January 2 2007 may
not be conveyed to a natural person or private entity except as provided
by general law passed by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each
house of the Legislature


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BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
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GAME FISHER, 12 Ft., Flat
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will sep. 863-509-3260

HYDRASPORT, '85, 19', 3"
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$1500. or best offer.
(863)467-4049



KEYSTONE CAMPER 32'2002
w/ Super slider, Very good
cond. Lot rent $215/mth.
$10,330. 863-532-0080

REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft. for
RV, gas & electric, new with
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TRAVEL TRAILER 20' long,
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PROPUESTA DE REFORM CONSTITUTIONAL
PARA SOMETER A VOTACION EL 7 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2006
NOTIFICACI6N DE LA FECHA DE VOTAC16N
Yo, Sue M. Cobb, Secretaria de Estado del estado de Florida, por la
present notifico que el 7 de noviembre del afo 2006 se votard en cada
condado para ratificar o rechazar la propuesta de reforms de la
Constituci6n de Florida.
N? 1
REFORM CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO III, SECCION 19
(Poder Legislativo)

Boleta:
PROCESS DE PLANIFICACI6N Y PREPARACION DEL PRESUPUESTO
ESTATAL
Texto de Ia boleta resumldo:
Propuesta de reform de la Constituci6n Estatal pare: limiter los recursos
generals extraordinarios que so pueden asignar a gastos fijos durante un
aflo al tres por clento del total de los recursos generals disponibles cal-
culados, salvo votaci6n en contra de las tres quintas parties de la
Legislature; crear una Comisi6n Legislativa Conjunta de Presupuesto pare
redactar las perspectives financiers a largo plazo; conform a la ley gen-
eral, regular la limitaci6n de ajustes del presupuesto estatal sin la concur-
rencia de latotalidad de los miembros de la Legislatura; reducir el numero
de extinclones automAticas de los fondos fiduciarios; exigir la preparaci6n
y revision del document de planificaci6n estatal a largo plazo cade dos
aflos, y crear un Grupo de Trabajo Oficial con delimitaci6n de areas.

Texto complete:
ARTICULO III
LA LEGISLATURE

SECCI6N 19. Proceso de preparaci6n del presupuesto, planificaci6n y
asignaciones presupuestarias. -
(a) PREPARATION DEL PRESUPUESTO ANNUAL.
M1)A pcrt:- dol 1 do j-l: d. 1004, la ley general establece la adopci6n
de process de preparaci6n y planificaci6n del presupuesto estatal annual,
y exige que las solicitudes legislativas de los departamentos y organismos
estatales, el presupuesto recomendado por el Gobernador y los proyec-
tos de leyes de asignaciones est6n acompafiados de un document
descriptive de los gastos anualizados del presupuesto estatal y los gastos
extraordinarios del presupuesto.
(2) Salvo votaci6n en contrarlo de las tres quints parties de cada
cAmara las nsiaciones de recursos annerales extraordinarios a aastos


Cue se acarte d6 dichas er~er.U'iva,'
4l1 A IoE fitne do ea : n I s I: rminC.. p.a.I.-.ori.:.
orgariacmo refeien al pode. Ludici'"
(DI FORMAT DEL PR''EC.TO, DE.LE'' DE A'SIrJACilONi El .
provecio geLn6ral -3 laV de as.'na.,:Ionet di parnlal prt upu-mlar.a. c:r,
sta de secciones independlentes que as aplican a cada area principal del
program del presupuesto estatal; las dreas mencionadas son: rubros del
fondo fiduciario de la "loterfa" para mejorar la calidad de la educaci6n;
educaci6n (los demas fondos); serviclos humans; administraci6n de jus-
ticia en el fuero penal y correccional; recursos naturales, medlo ambient,
gesti6n del crecimiento, y transported; el gobierno y el poder judicial. Cada
Area principal del program contiene una enumeraci6n de gastos destina-
dos a: operaciones del Estado; erogaciones de los recursos estatales;
ayuda para las operaciones de goblernos locales y organizacdones sin
fines de lucro; ayuda para las erogaciones de gobiernos locales y organl-
zaciones sin fines de lucro; los fondos federales y los fondos estatales.
compensatorios relacionados; gastos autorizados pare operaciones; y
gastos autorizados para erogaciones de recursos. Los proyectos de leyes
de asignaciones sancionados por la Legislatura tambien comprenden una
descripci6n pormenorizada de las asignaciones especfficas qua exceden
la cifra de un mill6n de d61ares (USD1.000.000.), en d61ares a 1992. A los
fines de. este inciso, los tbrminos "asignaci6n especifica", "descripci6n
pormenorizada" y "Area principal del program" se define en la ley. El
umbral de la descripci6n pormendrizada sufre un ajuste cada cuatro afos,
previsto en la ley general, para reflejar la tasa de inflaci6n o deflaci6n
.segun el Indice de Precios al Consumidor Urbano en Todos los Rubros
tomando como Promedio las Ciudades de EE. UU., o segun los informes
que en su reemplazo emitan la Divisi6n de Estadlsticas Laborales del
Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. o el organism que la reemplace.
Las leyes de fondo qua contemplen asignaciones tambi6n estAn sujetas al
requisite de descripci6n pormenorizada establecido en este artfculo, y a la
facultad de veto de asignaciones que puede ejercer el Gobernador, previs-
to en la secci6n 8 del Artfculo Ill. Eoto ioloo t:ono igan d. .d. -11 do
julio-do40094.
(c) AEL PROCESS DE RP.EVIE16N DE LA ASIGNACI6N.
(t In nmiliAn I nilaltlium fonni int a di Prcminlo i to to iono nlan hasta


otros calculos oficiales
(2) En el process de creaci6n y recomendaci6h de
financieras a anIiron nlan I Comitsln debe tennr an cu


OLI -1. -orroopor.al. t.o 31 -L TI. -31 1uu UU1 u. .u mL
ci E. d-i --r oor -p- .dio-to J-1 -. fi-oal 1000 1000. Sujeto
to en este Inclso, ol f'nd. d. ootabilLc:-16 p :oupuo:tarl. r
se practice una retencl6n del fondo de estabilizaci6n pre
equlvalente, como minimo, al 5% de la recaudacl6n neta del
destinada al fondo general del Ingresos. El saldo de capital d
estabilizacil6n presupuestaria no debe ser superior al 10% d
daci6n neta del iltimo alto destinada al fondo general del in
Legislature establece los criterios de retiro de fondos del fond,
llzacl6n presupuestaria en un proyeoto de ley Independiente
ese onico fin y cuyo ,inico prop6aito sea cubrir el deficit de in
fondo general de Ingresos, o para emergencies, conforme a I
legal. La ley general establece la restitucl6n de este fondo. I
estabillzacl6n presupuestaria so compone de fondos no de
comprometldos para otros fines.
(h) LOS PROCESS DE PREPARACION DEL DOCUM
PLANIFICACl6N ESTATAL A LARGO PLAZO Y DE LOS DOC
DE PLANIFICACION DE DEPARTAMENTOS Y ORGANISMOS.
eral ordena Ia presentacl6n de un document de planificacl6
largo plazo. El Gobernador recomienda a la Legislaturea la re
dos afios del document de planificacl6n estatal a largo plazo
la definici6n legal. La lay general establece la revisi6n y cor
document de planificaci6n estatal a largo plazo cade dos a
oontaoi6. d. -n Info:-a dol progroo. haola ol ou-pl. :io-to d
p-iviota- on ol dooumontr. d: planfioaci6. toatql, per ol gobc
egleoleturie y exige que todos los departamentos y organisms
prepare documents de planificaci6n,para identificar las
objetivos estrat6gicos del Estado coincidentes con el documei
ificacl6n estatal a larao plazo. Todos estos documents estO
revision y correcci6n de la Legislature. El document de p
estatal a largo plazo debe contemplar Ia proyecci6n de las n
futures del Estado y los recursos para atenderlas coincide
perspectives financieras a largo plazo Los documents de p
de los departamentos y organisms contienen unae lsta de las
en la planificaci6n de gastos para su revision y possible redu
caso de deficit en los Ingresos conforme a la definicl6n legal. A
-1, '-pl: -ontc p--goa. do gootl6n do odlidd y -p
..or ol fi. d. -g:.rar p-..d. th:d-d y -.fi. .0: :r. ao ra-a
'g'g:l:tidQ j :d:c'-. A I. f.-o do oct' :.-io, to t6: .0. 'o
y org:-'.L .ofioro- p:d- j-d:->nl. Eato inoaoo or.tra
1 do jullo do 1003.
(i) GRUPO DE TRABAJO OFFICIAL Antes de enero deo2007
monte cade buatro aflos el Presidents del Senado el Presi


y al Presidente de la Corte Supreme
(j) LA COMISION LEGISLATIVE
fnntrm ri la I alnislantran e nran la


nD PRFC


Na 2
REFORM CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO VI, SECCI6N 4
(Poder Legislativo)
Boleta:
LIMITACI6N DE LOS TtRMINOS
Eliminado de la boleta por la Legislatura de Florida.
N2 3
REFORM CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO XI, SECC6N 5
(Poder Legislativo)
Boleta:
NECESIDAD DE MAYOR APOYO PO.BLICO PARA LAS REI
CORRECCIONES CONSTITUCIONALES


las perspectives Texto de la boleta resumldo:
uenta la oplnl6n Propuesta de reforms del artfculo 5 de la Secci6n XI de la Con
Estado para exigir que cade propuesta de reforms o corre
ones necesarlas Constlitucl6n, tanto sl surge en la Legislatura, por Inlclativa u o
en' pleno- de las debs ser aprobada por el sesenta por clento (60%), como mf
or el Gobernador votantes del estado que votan la medida en lugar de serlo por
o do 1083, Ia loy orla. Esta propuesta de reform no cambiaria el requisite
onto y organlomo aprobaci6n de las propuestas de reform do la Constituc6n
oolioitud do pro nuevos Impuestos o cargo estatales por 2/3, como mini
o ooait6o do aol votantes del estado que participan en la votacl6n de la reform


Texto complete:


i0mo oo rofloron al podor judiolal
(d) SETENTA Y DOS HORAS DE REVISION POBLICA. Todos los
proyiectos generates de la ley de asignaciones se deben presenter a cada
Imiembro de la Legislatura, del Gabinete, al Gobernador y al Presidente de
la Corte Supreme como minimo setenta y dos horas antes de que pase a
una de las cAmaras, previo a la presentaci6n definitive al Gobernador.
(e) INFORMED FINAL SOBRE EL PRESUPUESTO. A part r dol 4 do
rovieorrbo d. 1002, El informed final sobre el presupuesto se prepare con-
forme a lo establecido en la ley general, y so presents coim m o den-
tro de los 120 go dias siguientes al comienzo del ato; se entrega copia a
cade miembro de la Legislatura, a la maxima autoridad de cada departa-
mento y organismo estatal, al Interventor General y al Presidente de la
Corte Suprema.
(f) FONDOS ESPECIALES.
(1) Los Fondos Especiales del estado de Florida y de otros organisms
publlcos sOlo se pueden crear o recrear por ley con la concurrencia del
voto do las tres quintas parties (/6) do cada CAmara emitido para un
proyecto de ley independlente que tenga ese unico fin.
(2) Loa F .do. E-po-.ial. dol Eotado oroado onto. do I. f. -h. do
antrad oa. :lg: d. onto Lo or. ..ing:' pL .nd)Imo do
ojatro -fl: doopudo do ooe fooha. El plazo de vigencia de los Fondos
Especiales del Estado 3.o-d. do-p:-. d. lo f.-ha do ontrada o. 'g:n
L. do onto In-l-o es de cuatro afos desde Ia fecha de entrada de vigen-
cia de la ley que autorizaIa la creacn (no las recreaci6n). La Legislatura
puede establecer, por ley, una duracl6n manor para un Fondo Especial.
(3) Los Fondos Especiales exigidos por programs federales o autor-
izaclones de emisl6n; los que se screen en funci6n de compromises, Instru-
mentos de emisi6n o resoluciones relatives a bonos cuyos ingresos est6n
prendados legitimamente por el Estado u otros organisms oficlales para
el serviclo de la deuda o para cumplir otras exigencies financieras emer-
gentes de deudas oficiales; los del transports estatal; los anuales netos
provenientes de las loterlas de Florida para la educacl6n; los creados para
jubilaciones de Florida; los destinados a instituciones administradas por la
Junta de Gobernadores Mendater4ee, en tanto est6n destinados a empre-
sas y contratos secundarios, subsidies y donaciones conform a las
deflniciones legales de estos terminos; los que sirven como fondos o
cuentas de compensacl6n pare directors financiers u organisms
estatales; los qua representan activos del Estado en carActer de represen-
tante o fiduciarlo de personas filicas, juridicas y otras unidades del gob-
lemo; y los demAs Fondos Especiales cuya creacl6n est6 autorizada por
esta Constituci6n no estdn sujetos a los requisites del pdrrafo (2) de este
inclso.
(4) Los saldos e ingresos en efectivo de los Fondos Especiales ellml-
nados por este Inclso se deposltan en el fondo general de Ingresos.
(E) I.to 1. o-.tra on v!gonol. .1 4 do noviombro do 1002.
(g) FONDO DE ESTABIUZACI6N PRESUPUESTARIA. A eemie.neoe oi


ARTICULO XI
REFORMS


SECC16N 5. Votaci6n de reform o correcci6n.
(a) Toda propuesta de reform o correccl6n parcial o total de la
Constituci6n se debe presenter a los electores durante la sigulente
votacl6n general, celebrada mas de noventa dies despubs de que la res-
oluci6n conjunta o el informed de la Comisi6n Revisora, la Convencl6n
Constitucional, o la Comisi6n de Reforma Impositiva y Presupuestaria que
Ia proponga se haya presentado al funclonario encargado del registry
estatal, salvo que se presents en una votacl6n especial anterior, celebra-
da mas de noventa dis desdpues de la presentadi6n indicada, conform a
una ley promulgada con el voto afirmativo de mAs de tries cuartas parties
de cade CAmara, y slempre que se rate de una sola reform o correccl6n.
(b) Toda propuesta de reform o coruccl6n partial o total de la con-
stituci6n por iniciativa se debe presenter a los electores durante Ia
votacl6n general siempre qua la solicitud de la iniciativa se presents al fun-
cionario encargado del registry estatal antes del 1 de febrero del alo en
el qua se celebra Ia votacl6n.
(c) Previo a la votaci6n conform a esta secci6n, la Legislature debe
declarer publicamente por ley general la probable repercusi6n econ6mica
de una reform propuesta por iniciativa conform a la secci6n 3.
(d) La reform o correcci6n propuesta se public en un diario de circu-
laci6n masiva de cade condado en el que se publiquen diaries, junto con
la fecha de la votaci6n, una vez durante la d6cima semana y una durante
la sexta semana anterior a la votacl6n.
(e) Salvo disposici6n especifica contrarian establecida en la
Constltucl6n, si la reform o correcci6n propuesta so aprueba con el voto
del aesenta por clento como minimo. do los votantes qua vole la medl-
da, entra en vigencla el primer martes siguiente al primer lur(ts de enero
posterior a la votacl6n, o en la fecha que establezca la reform o correc-
ci6n misma.

Ne 4
REFORM CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO X, SECC16N 27
(Iniclativa popular)
Boleta:
PROTECCI6N DEL CIUDADANO, ESPECIALMENTE LA JUVENTUD, CON-
TRA ADICCIONES, ENFERMEDADES Y OTROS RIESGOS PARA LA
SALUD CAUSADOS POR EL TABAQUISMO
Texto de la boleta resumido:
Para protege al ciudadano, especialmente Ia juventud, contra adicclones,
enfermedades y otros riesgos del tabaquismo para la salud, anualmente
In Legislature asigna fondos perclbldos en virtud del acuerdo Tobacco
Settlement a un program estatal amplio de educaci6n y prevencl6n del
tabaquismo conforms a los Mejores Criterios PrActicos de los Centros de
Epldemlologia (CDC). Details algunos components del programs, resalta
la importancia de la juventud, y necesita un tercio de los fondos anuales
para publicldad. Los fondos anuales representan el 15% del pago realiza-
do a Florida on el ario 2005 en virtud del acuerdo Tobacco Settlement,
ajustado anualmente segmn el Indice de inflacil6n. Incluye definiciones.


i.1. .0 haota Vigencia Inmedlata. today persona que sea propletaria del bien y cuyo derecho de dominion
a lo previs- derive de tftulo perfect o de titulo en equidad y resida en la vivienda per-
r -tior Texto complete: manentemente, tenga 65 aflos y el ingreso de su n6cleo familiar, conform
supuestarla a la definici6n de la ley general, no super los veinte mil d61ares; la exen-
1ltimo aflo EL ESTADO DE FLORIDA RESUELVE reformer Ia Secol6n X de la c16n impositiva no debe superar los cincuenta seintiinee mil d61ares. La
el fondo de Constltucl6n de Florida, cuyo texto reformado es el sigulente: ley general permit quo los condados y municipios otorguen esta exen-
de la recau- Secol6n 27. Program Estatal Ampilo do Educacl6n y Prevencl6n ci6n impositiva adicional dentro de los limites establecidos en este inciso
ngresos. La del Tabaquismo. Para protege al cludadano, especialmente la juventud, y mrnedlante ordenanza adoptada conform a las formalidades estableci-
a de estabi- contra los riesgos del tabaqulsmo para la salud -trastomos do adicclones, des en la ley general, y prev6 el ajuste peri6dico de la limitaci6n del ingre-
que tenga cancer, cardiopatlas y neumopaties- y desalentar el tabaqulsmo, especial- so establecido on este inciso en funcl6n de la modificaci6n del indice del
ngresos del mente en la juventud, se destined una part del dinero que el estado de cost do Ia Vida.
a definicl6n Florida perclbe anualmente do las compaNilas tabacaleras donforme al
El fondo de acuerdo Tobacco Settlement a financier un programs estatal amplilo de ARTICULO XII
stinados ni educaci6n y prevencl6n del tabaquismo qua sea coherent con las ANEXO
recomendaciones de los Centros de Epidemlologta de EE. UU.:
IENTO DE (a) Programs. Los fondos percibidos conforms a este articulo so des- SECCION 26. Aumento de Ia exenci6n impositiva para bien de famil-
WUMENTCS tinan a financier un program estatal amplio de educaci6n y prevencl6n isa- La reform del articulo 6 doe Seccl6n VII por el cual se aumenta el
La leygen- del tabaquismo que sea coherente con las recomendaclones para la efi- mAximo valor adicional de la exenci6n impositiva para bien defamilla para
6n estatal a cacia de los components programs establecidas en los Mejpres las personas mayors de bajos ingresos entra en vigencia el 1 do enero
vlsi6n cade Criterios Prdcticos para Programas Ampllos de Control del Tabaqulsmo del 2007.
conform a [Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs] de 1999 de
rreccl6n del los CDC, con sus reforms. El program tiene los sigulentes compp- N2 7
ltos, 4lwoe- nentes, como minimo, y puede comprender otros quo tambi6n forman REFORMA CONSTITUCIONAL
ol : -t.o padte de los Mejores Criterios PrActices de lose CDC, conmsus reforms per- ARTICULO VII, SECCI6N 6
ornndc- a la i6dicas, que resultan eficaces para e ograr el objefivo de este artlculo y no (Poder Legislativo)
as estatales operan en detrimento de la eficacia de estos components minimos exlgi-
metas y los dos: Boleta:
nto de plan- (1) una campafia publicitaria para desalentar el consume de tabaco y DESCUENTO SOBRE EL IMPUESTO AL VALOR DEL BIEN DE FAMILIA
n sujetos a educar al ciudadano, especialmente la juventud, sabre los .riesgos del OTORGADO A' LOS VETERANOS DE GUERRA CON INCAPACIDAD PER-
ilanificacl6n tabaquismo para a salud, cuyo diseflo permits cumplir estos objetivos, MANENTE
ecesidades que se difunda per television, radio y medics graficos, centre otros, sin
sites con las restricciones, y se finance con un tercio de cada recaudacl6n total manual Texto de la boleta resumldo:
ilanificacl6n conforme a esta seccl6n; Propuesta de reform de la Constituci6n Estatal para: otorgar un descuen-
prioridades (2) planes de studio y programs basados'en evidencias destinados to del impuesto al valor del bien de familiar del veteran de guerra quo
icci6n en el a educar a Ia juventud sobre el tabaquismo y desalentar su consume, que sufre incapacidad total o patcial permanent, as mayor de 65 anfos, a la
ep ley gOn- contengan el compromise de la juventud, su educacl6n sobre los riesgos fecha del reclutamiento tenla su domicilio en el estado de Florida, su inca-
- -atlildnd del tabaquismo para Ia salud, ayuda para crear estrategias de rechazo del pacddad se produjo en el campo de batalla, y fue dado de alta con hon-
- -j- it: tabaquismo, y demostraciones de abandon del consume, entire otros ores; especificar que el porcentaje del descuento es equivalent al de la
aportamonto puntos; incapacidad permanent provocada por la guerra; establecer los requisi-
'g- .ola d1 (3) programs de entidades comunitarias locales pare desalentar el tos para mercer el beneficio del descuento; autorizar a la Legislature para
tabaquismo y educar al ciudadano, especialmente la juventud, sobre los qua elimine el requisite de presentaci6n annual de la solicitud los afios sigu-
y posterior- riesgos del tabaquismo para la salud, con especial interns en los progra- ientes per ley general; y especificar que la disposici6n entra en vigencia
dente de la mas que comprometen a la juventud y subrayan la prevencl6n y el aban- automaficamente el 7 de diciembre del 2006 sin necesidad de ley
i Grupo de dono del tabaquismo; reglamentaria.
a ley gener- (4) cumplimiento de las leyes qua prohlben la vents de tabaco a
latura y rep- menores y la tenencia de tabaco por menores, y Texto complete:
recomendar (5) evaluacl6n public annual pare garantizar que los fondos recauda- ARTICULO VII
ostos En la dos conforme a este artfculo so inviertan correctamenta, to quo coam- FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
elas areas: prende una evaluacl6n de la eficacia del programs respect de Is reduc-
for privado ci6n y prevenci6n del tabaqulsmo, y recomendaciones anuales para mejo- SECCI1N 6. Exenciones impositivas para bien de familiar.
recomenda- rar la eficacia del program, que deben comprender comparaciones con (a) Toda persona titular del dominion s6bre un bien inmueble qua con-
Gobemador programs simllares cuya eficacia so hays probado en otros estados, y stituya bien.de familiar del propietario o de otra persona legal o natural-
con los Mejores Criterios Prcoticos de los CDC, con sus reforms. mente a cargo del propietario queda exenta del impuesto sobre el bien
SUPUESTO (b) Flnanclacl6n. Cada alto, despubs de la aprobaciln de esta refor- hasta el valor de valuaci6n fiscal de cinco mil d61ares, except las deter-
Conjunta de ma por los votantes, la Legislatura de Florida destine al prop6sito indicea. minacloneswimpositivas para beneficios especiales, a partir de la constan-
nombrados do una suma equivalent al 15% del valor bruto quo las compaetlastabia-.. cia doe.la titularidad del derecho de dominion conform a las formalidades
ados'por el' "caleras pagaion al estado de Florida en virtud del acuerdo Tobacco legales. El dominion sobre el bien puede derivar de titulo perfect ode tftu-
a o'cupa el Settlement en 2005; esta asignaci6n de fondos se ajusta anubalmkh te lo eYP'equidad, ser un condtiminio entire. c6nyuges, una comuni6n de
nombra Si seg6n el fndice do inflacl6n que marca el Indioe de Preclosal Consumidor bienes con derecho do acrecer (jointly), uri'condominio'sin derecho de
mismo pro- publicado por el Departamento de Trabajo de EE. UU. acrecosr (in common), a surgir indirectamente de la titularidad de acciones
lente de la (c) Deflniclones. "Tabaco" comprende, entire otros, el tabaco y sus o calidad de miembro eh representaci6n de la participaci6n en una
president products qua contienenrtabaco y estAn destinados.al consume por series sociedad propietaria de un derecho de dominion pleno o de locaci6n pacta-
oviembre de humans, por ejemplo, cigarrillos, cigarros, tabaco para pipe y tabaco sin do inlcialmente por mis de noventa y ocho aflos.
la Comisibn humo (tabaco para mascar). Tobacco Settlement" se refiere a determina- (b) Se permit solo una exenci6n impositiva por persona, nucleo famil-
itantes y el do Acuerdo de Pago fechado 25 de Agosto de 1997, celebrado como liq- iar a bien de familiar. Las exenciones impositivas no pueden superar el
bae cada uldacl6n de deuda en el caso State of Florida, et al. v. American Tobacco valor de valuaci6n fiscal del bien, en el caso de dominion director, o del por-
r las normas Company, et al., Caso N 95-1466 AH (Trib. de Circuito de Florida), con su centaje de la participaci6n social en la valuaci6n fiscal del bien, en el caso
t&n vigentes reform estipulada en ol Convenio de Reforma fechado 11 de septiembre de domino indirect por titularidad de acciones o calidad de miembro de
La Comlsi6n de 1998, con sus reforms posteriores y acuerdos siguientes. "Juventud" una sociedad.
I President comprende los menores y los adults j6venes. (c) Por ley general y sujeto a sus condiciones, la exenci6n impositiva
la Comlsi6n (d) Entrada on vigencia. Esta reform entra en vlgencia a partir de su se incrementa hasta veinticinco mil d61ares de la valuaci6n fiscal del bien
iembros de aprobaci6n por el voto. para los gravAmenes correspondientes cade distrito escolar. Por ley gen-
Comisi6n soe eral y sujeto a sus condiciones,. la exenci6n impositiva para otra clase de
;amara pre- Declaracl6n sobre la repercusl6n econ6mlca: gravwmenes se puede aumentar hasta un valor que no exceda los diez mil
de telecon- Esta reform necesita que, en el aflo 2007, el gobierno destine aproxi- d61ares de la valuaci6n fiscal del bien cuyo propietario tiene 65 afios, o
obligaciones madamente USD57 millones al Programa Estatal Amplio de Educaci6n y sufre Incapacidad total permanent, y no tiene derecho al beneficio de Ia
poderes y Prevencl6n del Tabaquismo. A partir de esa fecha, esta cifra se incremen- exenci6ri impositiva prevista en el Inciso (d).
3) conform tardy anualmente segun el indice de Inflaci6n. So espera que esta inversion (d) Por ley general y sujeto a sus condiciones, la exenci6n impositiva
disminuya el consume de tabaco. En consecuencia, es probable que,.de se incremental hasta los siguientes valores de valuaci6n fiscal del bien
los ahorros a largo plazo, se destine una cifra a programs .oficiales para otra clase de gravAmenes menos los distritos escolares: quince mil
estatales y locales de salud y seguros, pero no est& determinada. Tambi6n dBlares de las valuaclones fiscales de 1980; veinte mil d61ares de las val-
es probable, pero no seguro, que el goblemo local sufra algunas p6rdidas uaciones fiscales de 1981; veinticinco mil d61ares do las valuaclones fis-
en sus ingresos. cales de 1982 y siguientes.
No obstante, esta incremento no se aplica a ning6n registro de valua-
Ne 5 clones hasta qua un organism del Estado designado por la ley general
REFORMA CONSTITUCIONAL determine que el registro cumple con las disposiciones del artlculo 4. Este
ARTICULO III, SECCI6N 16 Inciso queda derogado en la fecha de entrada en vigencia de la reforms
(Inlclatlva popular) del articulo 4 qua eptablece la valuacl6n del bien de familiar en un por-
centaje determinado de su just valor.
Boleta: (e) Por lay general y sujeto a sus condiciones, la Legislatura puede
COMISi6N NO PARTIDARIA INDEPENDIENTE PARA DISTRIBUCION A otorgar deegravadi6n fiscal de Impuestos al valor respect de todos los
DISTRITOS LEGISLATIVOS Y CONGRESISTAS, EN REEMPLAZO DE LA Impuestos que paga el arrendatario quae s resident permanent. La des-
DISTRIBUCION POR LA LEGISLATURA gravacl6n do impuestos al valor se practice en la form y por los valores
establecidos en la ley general.
Elimlnado de la boleta por la Legislaturade. Florida. (f) Por ley general y sujeto a sus disposiciones, la Legislature puede
permitir, a los fines de los gravamenes de los condados y municipios, qua
FORMAS 0 N2 6 estos otorguen una exenci6n impositiva adicional pare bien de familiar a
REFORMA CONSTITUCIONAL today persona qua sea propietaria del bien y cuyo derecho de dominion
ARTICULO VII, SECCI1N 6 derive de titulo perfect o de titulo en equidad y resida en la vivienda per-
stitucin del ARTICULO XII, SECCI(N 26 manentemente, tenga 65 altos y el Ingreso de su ncleo familiar, conform
stitucc6ndel odr Legilatvo) a Isa definici6n de la ley general, no super los veinte mil d61ares; la exen-
ccn de la ( er Legisvo) cin impositiva no debe superar los veinticinco mil d61ares. La ley general
'tro metodo, B permit que los condados y municipios otorguen esta exenci6n impositi-
implo, de losay- MAYOR etXEN N IMPOSmVA PARA EL BIEN DE AMILIA (VIIENDA) v adicional dentro de los mites establecidos en este inciso y mediante
simple may- MAYOR EXENCION IMPOSITIVA PARA EL BIEN DE FAMILIA (VIVIENDA) ordenanza adoptada conform a las formalidades establecidas en la lay
p actual de to d Ibolta rsumd general, y preve el ajuste peri6dico de la limitaci6n del ingreso estableci-
imo, de los Propusta de reforms de Constituci6n del Estado pare aumentar el do on eate inciso en funci6n de la modificaci6n del ndice del cost del
o. imports m6Aima doe I exencln impositva por I vivienda favor de las vida
personas der od Is tercerec dad do bajs ingresos, do USD25,000 a (g) Cada veteran de guerra mayor de 65 aflos quo sufra capacidad
UprgsD destaberh vednd do o i o, dn5,0a0 ..... ........mm oss...on.......nremstanal-anlrnsre


USD50,000, y establecer la vigencia de la reform, de ser acesptada, a par-
fir del 1 de enero del 2007.
Texto complete:
ARTICULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
SECC16N 6. Exenclones Impositivas para blen de familiar.
(a) Toda persona titular del dominion sobre un blen Inmueble que con-
stituya bien de familiar del propletario o do otra persona legal o natural-
mente a cargo del propletado queda exenta del Impuesto sabre el bien
hasta el valor de valuaci6n fiscal de cinco mil d6olares, excopto las doter-
minaclones impositivas pare beneficlos especiales, a partir do la constan-
cia de la titularidad del derecho de dominion conform a las fornnalldades
legales. El dominion sobre el bien puede derivar de tftulo perfect o de tftu-
lo en equidad, ser un condominio entire c6nyuges, una comunl6n de
blenes con derecho de acrecer (jointly), un condominio sin derecho de
acrecer (in common), o surgir indirectamente de la nitularidad de acclones
o calidad do miembro en representaci6n de la parldcpacl6n en una
sociedad propietaria de un derecho de dominion pleno o de locac6n pacta-
do inicialmente por mas de noventa y acho afios.
(b) Se permit solo una exencl6n impositiva por persona, n0cleo famil-
iar o bien de familiar. Las exenclones Impositives no pueden euperar el
valor de valuaci6n fiscal del bien, en el casdo dedominio drecto, o del por-
centaje de la participaci6n social en la valuaci6n fiscal del bien, en el caso
de dominion indirect por titularidad de acciones o calidad doe miembro de
una socledad.
(c) Por ley general y sujeto a sus condiciones, la exenci6n impositiva
se incremental hasta veinticinco mil d61ares de la valuaci6n fiscal del blen
para los gravamenes correspondlentes cada distrito escolar. Por ley gen-
eral y sujeto a sus condlciones, la exenci6n imposltlva parm otra clase do
gravmenes se puede aumentar heasta un valor que no exceda los diez mil
d61ares de la valuaci6n fiscal del blen cuyo propietario tiene 65 atos, o
sufre incapacidad total permanent, y no tiene derecho al beneficio de la
exenci6n impositiva prevista en el Inciso (d).
(d) Par ley general y sujeto a sus condiciones, sla exenci6n impositiva
se increments haste los sigulentes valores de valuacl6n fiscal del blen
para otra clase de gravamenes menos los distritos eascolares: quince mil
d61ares de las valuaclones fiscales do 1980; veinte mil d6lares de les val-
uaclones fiscales de 1981; veinticinco mil d61ares de las valuaclones fls-
cales de 1982 y siguientes. No obstante, este incremento no so aplica a
ningun registry de valuaclones hasta que un organism del Estado desig-
nado por la ley general determine quae el registry cumple con las disposi-
clones del artfculo 4. Este incised queds derogado en sla fecha do entrada
en vigencia de la reforms del artlculo 4 qua establece I valuaci6n del blen
de familla en un porcentaje determinado de su just valor.
(e) Por ley general y sujeto a sus condlciones, la Legiselatura puede
otorgar desgravaci6n fiscal de impuestos el valor respect de todos los
Impuestos que paga el arrendatario qua es resident permanent. La des-
gravaci6n de impuestos al valor se practice en la form y por los valores
establecidos en la ley general.
(f) Por ley general y sujeto a sue disposiclones, la Legislatura puede
permitir, a los fines de los gravamenes de los condados y munlciplos, quo
estos otorguen una exenci6n imposltiva adicdonal para blen de familiar a


NQ 8
REFORM CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO X, SECCI6N 6
(Poder Legislative)

Boleta:
EXPROPIAC16N POR CAUSA DE UTIUDAD POBUCA
Texto d* la boleta resumldo:
Propuesta de reforms de la Constituc16n Estatal para prohibir Isa transfer-
encia de blenes privados expropiados por causa de utilldad publica a per-
sonas flslcas a juridicas privadas; no obstante, la Legislatura puede, por
ley general sancionada con el voto de las tres quintas parties de cada
CAmara, permitir excepciones a esta prohibici6n; no obstante, esta pro-
hibicl6n se aplica si la solicitud de expropiaci6n qua dio origen al proced-
imlento pertinent se presents despubs del 1 de enero del 2007.


Texto complete:


ARTICULO X
GENERAUDADES


SECCI6N 6. EXPROPIACION POR CAUSA DE UTILIDAD POIBUCA
(a) La apropiaci6n de los blenes privados solo opera por razones de
utilldad public, medlante el pago de una just indemnizaci6n al propl-
etario, o el dep6sito del valor an el registry del condado, con pleno acce-
so del propietario.
(b) La ley puede regular las servidumbres, medlante el mismo proced-
imnento, para el desagOe del blen de una persona a trav6s del bien de otra.
(c) La exproplaci6n por causa de utilidad p6blica en virtud de una solic-
ii, rorna ar ,nmenn al nornoedimiantn nortinento eum 1i noresnto








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best offer. (863)634-4579.
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4 dr., auto,,a/c, everything
works great, runs exc.,
$1200. (772)461-3276


EZ GO.GOLF CART 3 wheel-
er, w/charger. Rurn, well
$500. 863-675-7825
GOLF CART 4 wheel, w/bat-
tery charger, runs & looks
great. $1000/neg.
(863)763-7666
Yamaha '05, $3500
(863)763-7815


CADILLAC 500 MOTOR, $850
(863)634-6597
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
FLARE- Dodge Dooley drivers
side, good cond. white,
$150(863)675-0188
GM 8.35 POSI DIFF- $150 or
best offer (863)467-8856.
HONDA MCGX240 8.0
Go Kart motor. Like new
cond., only 5 hrs. $200.
863-634-6205
HOOD FOR FORD VAN, New In
box, fits 1975 or newer. $75
Firm. 863-763-6629
Induction System, K&N FIPK
Generation 2, cold air, for a
'96'03 Chevy S10 or Blazer,
$200 neg. (863)697-3865
MOTOR & TRANSMISSION,
For '99 Lexus. $600
(561)719-9391 after 6pm


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
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
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt Tur-
bo 700 w/rebuilt converter,
$350 or best offer
(863)467-8856
WHEELS, 16" Factory 2006
Mustang, brand new BF
Goodrich Radial tires, will in-
stall. $800 (863)697-0467


CHEVY '86, 1/2 ton, 2wd, a/c.
$2000 (863)697-9806
CHEVY .'89, Heavy Duty 3/4
ton, flatbed. Rebuilt 350 en-
gine, new trans., steering, ball
joints, calibers, rotors &
drums. $4000 (863)467-7859
DANA 70 FRONT & REAR
RUNNING GEAR- 4.88 gears,
$1100 (863)824-0505
(561)719-3641
DODGE 93 1 TON DUALLY
350 turbo diesel, needS.trans.
work. $1200 or best offer.
863-467-9402
FORD F350 '84 4 dr., 4X4,
460 V8, Edelbrock, new pwr.
king tires, needs paint & muf-
fler. $2500.863-634-6341
FORD F350, '91, diesel, ext.
cab, dual rear whls., runs
great, strong motor, $3500.
(772)336-9636
FORD F350 DUALLY'90
Gas, runs good. $2500.
See at: 6420 Hwy. 98 N. Okee
863-697-2434
TRANSPORTATION
RECREATION- 2005 Dodge
Ram 4 dr Hemi, w/Reese
slider, coupled w/1993 40'
Carriage 5th wheel, New
awnings, screen enclosure,
all extras, Ec Cor na ill
separate. -.'ji ag- T35,)00
(863)357-1784 or
:39)82~-8787


DUMP TRAILER, $2500.
(239)633-7173
OPEN TRAILER-'07
6x1,2. Tandem axle, 3' sides,
brand new. $1200.
863-634-3328


CHEVY VAN '93, 1 ton, needs
engine, rebuilt trans. $400
1863i634-93j5
DODGE '91, 1 ton, 318 cu. in
$1000 (863)634-9345
FORD CLUB WAGON '98
good cond., runs good.
3200 Firm. 863-697-6473 '
GMC HIGHTOP VAN Ice
Cream Trk, clean & ready to
go, $2500 neg
(863)697-1181 10am-6pri .
PLYMOUTH VOYAGER- '95,
Good work van. $1000.
(863167.-3070 or 610-8691

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Legal Notice 5500



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Date & Time:
dl.y r i.,-rn ;.:9 2006
Saturday, September 30, 2006
-8:00 a.m.-2:00 pm
Place: Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa
AmNerack Room
5North A1A
Jupiter, FIorda 33477
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. For more
Information or to obtain a copy of the
agenda, contact:
W onoce DeveIopment Board
584 NW University Blvd.
Suite 100
Port St Lucde, FL 34986
772/335-3030
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings Is made, which record
Includes thu testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal Is based, In or-
der to provide a record for udicial re-
view,
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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 din-
ner is being held to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness
Month, honor survivors, bring awareness to domestic violence 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 entertain-
ment. To RSVP, call (863) 763-2893. If there is'no answer, please leave a mes-
sage.


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 informa-
tion, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.


Annual food drive is planned
Okeechobee residents Wayne .Cunningham, Lacey Summerall and Crystal
Cunningham will be coordinating the annual Food for Families community
food drive from Oct. 16 to Nov. 25. Organizations in Okeechobee County wish-
ing to receive food from this drive for distribution should call Mr. Cunningham
toll free at (866) 500-4104 to register the organization as a food recipient. Or, an
e-mail may be sent to wcunningham01@adelphia.net to receive a food recipi-
ent form. All food collected locally will be distributed in Okeechobee County.


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 infor-
mation, 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 Friday, Oct.
13, at the KOA Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Sponsorship opportunities are
available. All donations will help fund the Hamrick Home residence. For infor-
mation contact Sandra Pearce at (863) 763-2684.


AARP driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety program will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, and Saturday,
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 bv 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. D.J. Bryan at
(863) 763-0351 for information.


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
801 N.EIB.19th Drive. A continental breakfast will be served. Call (863) 357-0039
ffr an appointment.


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


Free Halloween Festival planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites all groups, clubs and organizations to join
us in making this a safe Halloween. Okeechobee Main Street in conjunction
with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment, Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee City
Council and the Chamber of Commerce are offering 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 gymnasium on
Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, or a fa-imily of four for only $20. To
obtain tickets, send a check made out to the OHS Band to Lonnie Kirsch, Okee-
chobee 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 serv-
ing 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. Second St., Okeechobee, Fl., 34974.


Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., will be offering religious
education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic Christian Doctrine
(C.CID.) 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 information, call (863) 763-
3736.


YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy toner car-
tridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school supplies to be used by
all students. To donate empty printer or toner cartridges, they can be dropped
off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or
call Tracy at (863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.


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


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


Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering parenting
education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women and parents are
encouraged to attend. Each participant will receive a gift. This adults-only par-
enting class consists of six, one-hour classes. You must attend all six classes to
get a certificate of completion. No child care will be available. Call (863) 462-
5877 for registration.


AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast Cancer commit-
tee is currently seeking individuals interested in helping with the event. The 5K
walk will be ,held, in October of this year, which is Breast Cancer Awareness
Month. If you.are a cancer survivor or would like to be a team leader or volun-
teer, contact Pattie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-
6012.


Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers a contin-
uous nine-week free parenting class on Mondays ,from 7 until 8 p.m. at New
Endeavor High School, 575 S.W. 28th St. The school is located across the street
from Osceola Middle School. For information, call Al Jaquith at (863) 462-5000,
ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437.


Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part of a
committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To become a part of
the committee, call George Robinson at (863) 610-0973.


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


Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services available at no
charge to help people in their search for the right employee or job. For more,
.visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863) 462-5350.




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