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SFWMD declares
a water shortage
WEST PALM BEACH -
The Governing Board of the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD)has
declared a mandatory water
shortage order for the Lake
Okeechobee Serfice Area
(LOSA), which comprises the
Everglades Agricultural Area,.
and portions of Hendry,
Glades, Lee, Okeechobee,
Palm Beach and Martin Coun-
ties.
.Classified as a Phase 1 or
moderate water shortage dec-
laration, the order is to
become effective Friday, Nov.
17. The order will predomi-
nantly impact agricultural
industrial and commercial
water users as well as public
water supply. utilities around
the Lake; withdrawals trom
the Caloosahatchee RiKer; and
a relatively small number otL
residential users %whose water
source is Lake Okeechobee or
any of the surface water canals
recharged by the Lake.
Groundwater sources are not
restricted by this order, and
users are allowed to utilize
groundwater in accordance
with their permits.
Agricultural water users in
these areas are required to
reduce their consumption of
surface water by 15 percent.,
These users will be notified
personally of the specific
nature of restrictions pertain-
ing to this order and are
encouraged to voluntarily exer-
cise additional water conserva-
tion measures as practicable.
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Drought
Index
Current: 570
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels


12.61 feet


Lake level .
Last Year:
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Lease proposal is 'a start'


Sides want talks
to continue over
agri-civic center
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
To the man, Okeechobee
County commissioners agree that
they would like to see the cattle-
man's association lease the Agri-
Civic Center they just want a lit-
tle bigger piece of the pie.
"I'd like to see the rodeo go out


there, it would certainly make
good use of it," said Commission-
er Elvie Posey. "But, the proposal
they put in front of us has flaws in
it.
"But, it's a good point to start.
There's a lot of negotiating that
needs to be done," he added.
At the commission's Oct. 26
meeting, Commissioner John
Abney brought up the cattleman's
proposal to lease the Agri-Civic
Center for rodeo and livestock
events, including the Speckled
Perch and Labor Day rodeos. He


stated that he had been negotiat-
min with the cattlemen about
using the facility. The remaining
four commissioners indicated
ihe\ were not aware of these
negotiations until the Oct. 26
meeting.
.' -Basically, the cattle ren %ere
offering to aseiIe he acilifx initial
iti 1'i e years and would pay the
county $50,000. But, before the
group can use the facility the
o:unri would have to do an esti-
mated $535,000 in improvements
that would include expanding the,


facility's seating from 2,525 to
nearly 5,000; build two, ticket'
booths; build a rodeo contestant
registration office; and, give away
any potential television rights to
the cattlemen.
This lease would allow the
group to hold rodeos 26 days out
oftheyear.
Then, at the end of that five-
year pact, the cattlemen would
have the option to the first of three,
10-year options. At the execution
of this contract the group would
pay the county $200,000.


"I'd like to see something hap-
pen out there to create, activity, but
it's quite a bit heavy on the cattle-
men's side," said Commissioner
Gene Woods.
And Matt Pearce, the president
of the local cattlemen's group,
agrees with 'hat state meant
r"We want ih thi Hng to \workl,"
he said. "If you Ioo.k iat I on paper,
you would -.hink it is a one-sided
effort. But, these improvements
have to bt-n made whethere r the cat-
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Fate of fair



is, uncertain


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Except for some bad news
concerning the Okeechobee
County Fair, Thursday's meeting
of the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
was routine and uneventful for
the outgoing commissioners.
Newly elected commission-
ers Noel' Chandler and Marvin
Wherrell \vill be sworn in at the
Nov. 21. There\ 'ill be replacirng
Gene \\oods and John Abney,
respectively..
Cornmmnisioners conducted
twho public hearings, scheduled
another public heai ing and con-
sidered frnui requests o0 final
plit .appl. .it Their PI:, q
meeting. ".
Capital irnpro\emnrits prol-
ects manager Donnie Oden told
commissioners that he met with
the fair committee members


and contractors Wednesday,
Nov. 8, concerning work to be
done to prepare the Okee-
chobee Count .Agri-CiC ic Center
grounds for a ,~ur next sp, ing
The fair committee had set
March 9-18, 2007, as the date for
the first Okeechobee County
Fair. However, considerable
work needs to be done to the
grounds of the agri-civic center
to get it into the condition that
the lair committee desires.
The count) budget had
$525,1.100 earmarked for specific
capital improvements to the
agri-ci ic center. At their meeting
on Aug. 24, commissioners
agreed that the amount should
be applied toward improve-
niii the fair issciati,:n deems
ne.cessan in order t'o have a fair
The fair association claimed that
the balance of the estimated
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By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Seminole Elementary School
honored veterans at a flag raising
ceremonyon Thursday, Nov. 9.
Assistant Principal Tracy
Downing opened the ceremony.
The student council officers and
representatives. presented the
flag for hoisting with the assis-
tance of the student council
sponsor Patricia Kenney..
Student council members
carrying the flag were President-
Ezequiel Gomez, Vice President-
Odalis Garcia, Secretary-Taylor
Boyett, Treasurer-Kiylier Baker
and representatives-Brian Guer-
rero, Kirsten Doney, Antwonette
Scott and Roman Mattson.
Music teacher Erin Ellinger
sang the National Anthem, while
the song was interpreted in sign
language by Alicia Davis.

See Veterans --Page 2


Assistant Principal Tracy Downing (middle) was the
announcer at the flag raising Ceremony at Seminole Ele-
mentary School on Thursday, Nov. 9, where Julianne
Meives (right) recited the poem "The U.S. Flag" while
being interpreted in sign language by Alica Davis (left).


Stillwell speaks about Kennedy


South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Crossword ......... 10
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By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The feeling within the Golden
Corral at the Chamber of Com-
merce monthly luncheon was
just right for the upcoming Veter-
an's Day.
Ray Stillwell is the pastor of
Central Church of Christ. He is
also retired from the United
States Air Force as First Sergeant.
He served some of his years
detailing Air Force One during
the presidency of John F.
Kennedy and Lyndon B. John-
son.
He spoke of his extensive rec-
ollections of this time period
including the precise knowledge
that he had at the time. Accord-
ing to Mr. Stillwell, he knew
"within five inches of exactly
where the wheels of Air Force
One were going to stop."
On Nov. 22, 1963, the day of
President Kennedy's assassina-
tion, Mr. Stillwell was awaiting
his return to the airport in Dallas,
Texas when his company was


made aware of the assassina-
tion.
They had come to Dallas in
order for President Kennedy to
make two announcements: "that
the U.S. was pulling out of Viet-
nam and that he was running for
a second term of presidency."
This of course never hap-
pened as he was assassinated on
Nov. 22, 1963 while his car
passed cheering crowds in the
Dallas streets.
Mr. Stillwell said that the day
seemed like an eternity, like
watching a movie instead of real
life. He said the day of the assassi-
nation was the only time that he
saw then Vice President Lyndon
Johnson pray.
When then Vice President
Johnson arrived at the airport to
board Air Force One "he hit the
ground running." According to
Mr. Stillwell, that daywas the only
day that he ever observed him
"scared out of hiswits."
Then Vice President Johnson
was sworn in on Air Force One
that day.


Some people believe that
President Johnson was also a tar-
get of the assassination and that
the shooter had thought that it
was then Vice President Johnson
in the car with President
Kennedy.
Mr. Stillwell has always
believed that "they thought they
were shooting both the President
and Vice President that day."
Former First Lady Jacqueline
Kennedy would not allow them
to put the coffin in the belly of the
airplane. She wanted it in the air-
plane where she could be with
him through the flight.
After arriving back in Wash-
ington, D.C. he went on Air Force
2 to where they went back to Dal-
las to retrieve the guns involved
in the assassination. The contain-
er holding the guns was hand-
cuffed to Mr. Stillwell and another
man in his company.
According to Mr. Stillwell,
President Johnson often drank
alcohol and was a very dominat-
See Kennedy Page 2


Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
Ray Stillwell spoke to the Chamber of Commerce members on
Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Golden Corral concerning the assas-
sination of President Kennedy and the Presidency of Johnson
as he recollects from being in the detail of Air Force One while
he was serving in the United States Air Force of which he
retired as a 1st Sergeant.


Veteran's Day: SEC holds flag ceremony


Oke chobee News'Chauna Aguilar
Student council members participated in the flag raising ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 9,
at Seminole Elementary School. They carried the flag accompanied by the student coun-
cil sponsor Patricia Kenney. Participating were: (back row, left to right) Roman Mattson
(not seen), Kirsten Doney, Taylor Boyett and Kiylier Baker; (front row, left to right)
Antwonette Scott, Brian Guerrero, Odalis Garcia and Ezequiel Gomez.

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SFWMD declares a water shortage Kennedy


WEST PALM BEACH The
Governing Board of the South
Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD)has declared a manda-
tory water shortage order for the
Lake Okeechobee Service Area
(LOSA), which comprises the Ever-
glades Agricultural Area, and por-
tions of Hendry, Glades, Lee, Okee-
chobee, Palm Beach and Martin
Counties.
Classified as a Phase 1 or mod-
erate water shortage declaration,
the order is to become effective Fri-
day, Nov. 17. The order will pre-
dominantly impact agricultural
industrial and commercial water
users as well as public water sup-
ply utilities around the Lake; with-
drawals from the Caloosahatchee
River; and a relatively small num-
ber of residential users whose
water source is Lake Okeechobee
or any of the surface water canals
recharged by the Lake. Groundwa-
ter sources are not restricted by this
order, and users are allowed to uti-
lize groundwater in accordance
with their permits.
Agricultural water users in these


areas are required to reduce their
consumption of surface water by
15 percent. These users will be
notified personally of the specific
nature of restrictions pertaining to
this order and are encouraged to
voluntarily exercise additional
water conservation measures as
practicable.
Residential water users in the
LOSA will be required to limit out-
door irrigation times to three days
per week and four hours per day.
Residents with odd home address-
es will be allowed to water
between the hours of 4 and 8 a.m.
EST on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Saturday, while residents with
even home addresses will be
allowed to water between the
hours of 4 and 8:00 a.m. EST on
Tuesday, Thursdays and Sundays.
No domestic water use for outdoor
irrigation will be allowed on Fri-
days.
In addition, residential users will
be asked to wash their vehicles
within these specific times and also
are expected to observe normal
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in the home. The use of water for
firefighting, safety, sanitation,
health, medical and other essential
purposes will not be restricted.
"The District is working diligent-
ly to balance the current water sup-
ply with the needs of its residents
and agricultural users," said Carol
Ann Wehle, executive director at
the SFWMD. "Water conservation
is an important endeavor year-
round; and now, the concerted
effort of all water users across the
District will be required to see us
through this dry season without
the need for further restrictions."
At present, the water level of
Lake Okeechobee, a bellwether
measurement of the District's
water supply, is more than 3.5 feet
- or 22 percent below its histori-
cal average for this time of year. On
parallel, rainfall through the first 10
months of 2006 was among the
lowest on record at only 37.15
inches District-wide approxi-
mately 79 percent of the historical
average leaving many areas of
the District in 1-in-25-year dry
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Veterans
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Fifth grader Klylier Baker read a
poem entitled "They Did Their
Share."
"On Veteran's Day we honor
soldiers who protect our nation.
For their service as our warriors,
they deserve our admiration.
"Some of them were drafted;
some were volunteers; for some it
was just yesterday; for some it's
been manyyears.


"In the jungle or the desert, on
land or on the sea, they did what-
ever was assigned to produce a
victory.
"Some came back and some
didn't, some saw combat and
some didn't. All of them did there
share.
"Let every veteran be hon-
ored."
Fifth grader Julianne' Meives
recited the poem "The U.S. Flag:"
"The U.S. flag is a symbol of
what Americans treasure. It repre-
sents the values we cherish
beyond measure.,


"Our flag flies high for freedom,
for legal equality, for Constitutional
rights, and justice for you and me.
"Our flag flies high for bravery
and the courage it takes to fight for
what we know is right.
"Our flag flies high for compas-
sion. We quickly help those in
need. When there's a need for
service, Americans take the lead.
"The American flag is an icon
representing the American way.
Our hearts swell with emotion,
when we see it ripple and sway."
Mrs. Downing expressed the
importance of veterans to our


country. She said they shou
recognized and appreciated
flag represents the freedom
in the United States which
achieved and mainta
through the veterans of our c
try.
The students and staff obse
a moment of silence in honor
the veterans including the so
currently active and all those
have come before them.
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Development offers a single family guaranteed rural housing pro-
gram (GRH) designed to assist low and moderate income, credit
worthy families and individuals in buying existing or building new
e homes in rural areas.
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Fair
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$1.2 million in improvements
would be made up ind6aiitions.
The requested improvements
include paving an inner circle
inside the existing larger paved cir-
cle at the entrance to the facility
and adding water and electrical
hookups for vendors.
Mr. Oden stated the contractors
he talked with did not think a Feb.
28 deadline was realistic.
All work would have to be com-
pleted by Feb. 28, 2007, in order to
accommodate the fair.
Commissioner Woods suggest-
ed moving the location of the fair to
the originally proposed location to
the west of the entrance circle.
"It's gong to cot money and
not be done by March," he said.
"In all likelihood we are not
going to come in within the time
frame," county administrator
George Long said. "I think we have
done everything we can to expe-
dite this."
The commissioners had sched-
uled a special meeting on Nov. 28
to award a contract for the job.
They are still planning to award a
contract on that date. However, the
deadline of Feb. 28 has been


Lease
Continued From Page 1
tleman's association goes out there
or not. This was brought about to
bring the county and cattlemen
into formal negotiations.
"We want to partner with the
county and taxpayers, and take this
property and make it successful.
But, we've got to get something on
the table to get started," he added,
alluding to negotiation between his
group and the county.
Still, there is a major stumbling
block in the negotiations paying
for the improvements.
After the county purchased the
land from Bill Berman, they award-
ed a $6,444,000 contract to David
Brooks Enterprises for construc-
tion of the horse barn and arena on
March 13,2003.
Since then, the county has con-
tinued to do add-ons to the point
that they now have invested over
$8 million in the Agri-Civic Center.
But, the return on their investment
hasn't paid the bills.
Currently, the Agri-Civic Center
costs the county $1,471.92 a day, or
$10,303.14 per week. If the facility
was booked every weekend for
104 days, or 52 weekends, at
$1,000 a day that would generate
$104,000, which is about one-third
of the operating budget.
In round numbers, the county's
expenses are $821.92 per day.
Their debt service payment on the
center is $240,000 per year, or $650
per day. That means the Agri-Civic


removed.
It is unclear how this change of
plans will affect the fair. As of news-
paper deadlihi, no thember of the
fair committee could be reached
for comment. '"'
Mr. Oden suggested that
portable water and electric con-
nections might be provided for the
fair.
It is also undetermined if con-
struction work being done on the
grounds while the fair is going on
would affect the fair.
When contacted after the
meeting, Mr. Long expressed con-
fidence that the donated work
would be done in a timely manner.
He said the county was going to let
contractors tell them how long
they think it would take to accom-
plish the work. Then commission-
ers would have to make a decision
based on that information.
After the first public hearing,
commissioners granted changes
in zoning from residential single
family and residential rural to0
heavy commercial and neighbor-
hood commercial 1 for property
owned by Juan and Yolanda
Solorzano and located on the
north side of S.R. 70 W near the
intersection with U.S. 98.
Dawn Frazier, of N.W. Fourth
Street, near the property in ques-
tion, complained of limited access


Center has to generate around
$10,000 a week to meet the budg-
et.
County records indicate that so
far this year the Agri-Civic Center
has taken in $43,358.89, or $138.53
per day. This means that so far this
year the facility is operating at a loss
of $1,333.39 per day.
So, if the county agrees to enter
into an agreement with the cattle-
men where will the county find the
money to pay for the improve-
ments?
"The budget is stacked pretty
full at this time," said Commission-
er Woods. "It'll have to come from
the landfill funds."
But, therein lies another prob-
lem.
Landfill host fees paid to the
county by Waste Management are
beginning to drop due to other
landfills opening nearby, specifical-
ly Osceola County.
"The third quarter check was
about $500,000 less than in prior
quarters," said Jeff Sabin, director
of governmental affairs for Waste
Management. "And competitive
pressure will continue to siphon off
the waste stream. There's competi-
tion in the marketplace affecting
the dedicated volume of the Okee-
chobee landfill."
He said these host fee checks to
the county have exceeded $2 mil-
lion at times. However, it's quite
likely the fees paid to Okeechobee
Countywill continue to drop.
"The cost of fuel and the cost'of
trucking will have an impact, and
as the cost escalates it will continue
to place pressure on the waste


to the property and expressed fear
of increased traffic.
Devon Maxwell, attorney for
the Solorzanos, stated that access
to the propertywould be from S.R.
70.
The front part of the property
on S.R. 70 can now be used for
commercial purposes and the rear
section of the property can be used
for small retail businesses and
offices.
Because of staff concerns
about drainage, at the conclusion
of the second public hearing, com-
missioners declined a request to
abandon a platted right-of-way in
Conners Gables subdivision
Turing to another right-of-way
matter, they scheduled a public
hearing for 9 a.m. on Dec. 14 to
consider a petition to abandon a
platted right-of-way in Bet-Her
Acres
In other action, the board:
passed a resolution to assist in
grant funding, that declares the
2004 and 2005 hurricanes caused
damages that threatened the
health, safety and welfare of the
community and created an urgent
need for housing
improvements/replacements,
wastewater treatment plant expan-
sion and stormwater drainage
improvements;
awarded a contract in the


stream," said Mr. Sabin. "Like
water, the waste stream finds the
path of least resistance, so it could
continue to be an issue into the
future."
If those host fees continue to
decrease, that means the burden of
paying for all this will fall on the tax-
payers of Okeechobee County.
And, none of the commissioners
want that.
"They have to look out for all
the taxpayers," said Commissioner
Woods. "It's certainly something
you don't want to jump into right
now."
Mr. Pearce, stating that he's also
a taxpayer, firmly believes 'this
could be a profitable marriage
between the county and the cattle-
men's group and that they also
plan to help improve the facility.
"We're looking to a long-term
relationship with the county," he
said. "If we sell our property it
would go into a foundation and go
to the community, as well as the
Agri-Civic Center for improve-;
ment"
He was making reference to the
19.593-acres his group owns on
U.S. 441 N. where they currently
hold their rodeos. According to the
Okeechobee County Property
Appraiser's Office, the assessed
value of that property is $2,096,345.
"We haven't negotiated with
anybody (on the sale of the proper-
ty)," he said. "We have a commit-
tee looking into what it would cost
to renovate the structure."
Mr. Pearce said he wasn't sure
at this point just how much it
would take to refurbish their cur-


amount of $56,000 to Roumelis
Planning & Development Services
to plan, implement and administer
Disaster Community Development
Block Grants;
awarded a" contract in the
amount of $1,558,843 to Ocean
Gate General Contractors, Inc. of
Stuart for construction of Fire Sta-
tion number 4;
determined the realignment
of N.W 16th Blvd. due to construc-
tion of the Royal Concrete Con-
cepts plant;
amended the budget to
include unanticipated Natural
Resources and Conservation Ser-
vices grant of $315,000;
in connection with the above
transaction, the commissioners
transferred $105, .000 from the
Landfill Trust Fund Reserve to the
Transportation Trust Fund to cover
the county's part of the matching
funds grant;
transferred $19,900 from Gen-
eral Fund Reserves to the supervi-
sor of elections for primary elec-
tions costs and costs associated
with the elections office relocation;
and,
directed staff to look into
some type of cost sharing arrange
with the fixed base operator of the
airport for airport terminal
improvements.


rent rodeo arena, or if that is even
something they would want to do.
Since the cattlemen's associa-
tion is a non-profit, 501 (3)(C) cor-
poration, any proceeds from the
sale of the property would be put
into a trust to use in Okeechobee
County, he continued.
"We're the only ones offering to
put any revenue back into that
facility," said Mr. Pearce. "We don't
want to be in competition with the
county, so some of the things that
come here we will run for the
county."
Mr. Pearce said if and when the
land is sold the proceeds of the sale
won't go to the 171 members that
make up the cattleman's associa-
tion, but will be put back into the
community.
The cattleman's association
annually gives out scholarships to
graduates from Okeechobee High
School. They also donate to the
high school's ROTC unit, as well as
giving Christmas presents to needy
children. Mr. Pearce said this year
the group donated five animals to
the Real Life Children's Ranch to
show at the Okeechobee Youth
Livestock Show in March. When
the animals are sold, it will mean
about $10,000 for the ranch to help
children there, he added.
"I think we do a good job of put-
ting money back into the commu-
nity," he said. "We just do a poor
job of tooting our own horn."
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News Briefs

Garbage pickup schedule changed
OKEECHOBEE Waste Management has announced there will
be no garbage pickup on Thursday, Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Day.
If your normal pick up day is Thursday, your garbage will be
picked up Friday, Nov. 24. Friday's pickup will then be done on Sat-
urday, Nov. 25.
This schedule includes all pickups for garbage, yard waste and
recyclables.
Legislative delegation meeting slated
OKEECHOBEE State Senator J.D. Alexander has announced
that the annual Okeechobee County Legislative Delegation meeting '
will be held Monday, Dec. 11, from 1:30 until 3 p.m. in the Okee- ^
chobee County Commission chambers at 304 N.W. Second St.
Requests to be included on the agenda for the meeting should be
sent to Sen. Alexander's office no later than Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Decisions regarding local legislation for the 2007 Legislative ses-
sion will be made at this time. Local bills must be in draft form in
order to appear before the delegation for consideration, and must
be accompanied by a resolution from the local government sup-
porting the bill.
As time permits, the public will be invited to address the delega- L
tion on state issues that are of concern to them.
For information or to be placed on the agenda for the delegation L
hearing, contact Becky Simmons at (863) 679-4411 or Larry Ford at
(863) 386-6016
Drivers can list emergency contacts
Effective in the State of Florida as of Oct. 2, you can have two
emergency contacts attached to your Florida driver's license.,
If you are in an accident, emergency rescuers can check your dri-
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have to search for relatives.
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emergency contacts, put in your driver's license and then it will ask
for the name, address and phone number of two people you want to
have contacted.
For information on adding emergency contacts or other related
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The Okeechobee News, Friday, November 10, 2006


Sumbitted photos
The following students are achieving excellence in the classroom. Kindergarten: Blanca
Compton, Elizabeth Adams, Stephanie Dossey and Fabian Montoya-Tello. First grade: Devon
Johnson, Madeline Mungary, Jared Joyner, Kyllie Ramirez, Michael Lazaro and Ronnie Eck-
enwiler. Second grade: Marcelo Rodriguez, Brandy Bower and, John Murphy. Third grade:
Alyssa Money, Tabatha Branam and Karina Campos. Fourth grade: Juan Lopez-Diaz, Brittany
Keaton, Elisabel Piedra and Matt Evans. Fifth grade: Beatrice Olivares, Nikki Delcamp and
Jesus Arteaga. Congratulations to our many outstanding students.


Here are our "Students of the Week" for Nov. 6 through Nov. 10. The following students are
achieving excellence in the classroom. Kindergarten: Sebastian Hull, Sidoro Olivares, Justin
Henderson and Abi Medrano. First grade: Zachary Brazil, Krystal Toneges and Jon Tavious
Young. Second grade: Lisette Yanez, Dalila Escamilla-Solis, Erin Kelly, Casandra Franco,
Marie Eshleman and Caeleb Smith. Third grade: Tyler King, Khrystal Henderson, Kaley
Lowry, Savannah Large and Lillian Geary. Fourth grade: Zach Evans, Edwin Medina, Amber
Evans and Jairo Salmeron. Fifth grade: Daniel Alvarez, Travis McCoy and Christina Rojas.
Congratulations to our many outstanding students.


Everglades prepares for a festive holiday season


Kindergarten
Mrs. Noonan's class has two
new students. Welcome Matthew
and Heriberto. We are learning
new words and letters and sounds.
Five children know 10 sight words
already this year. We are also learn-
ing about matter in
science. ,

der's class
enjoyed read-

to Dr. Cooper.
She was happy to
hear that we know what an author
does and what an illustrator does.
We are working on a special place-
mat for our grandparents' lunch-
eon. The boys and girls like to com-
pete on teams to see who can
match the skills on upper/lower
case letters, rhyming/word family,
syllables and opposite pairs. Par-
ents don't forget to sign the 100
Book Challenge sheet when your
child has read to you.
Parents remember to practice
with your child on their letters,
sounds, and words. Remember to
also do the 100 Book Challenge.
Mrs. Moore's class is working very
hard on our steps. We have already


earned our first prize from Mrs.
Moore and will soon earn a prize
from our school.
Mrs. Claypool's class has been
busy learning about bats, spiders
and owls. We have also been
working on our numbers to ten.
We learned the letters Nn and Dd,
Our class made candy nests and
delicious donuts. Man oh man,
kindergarten is great!
Mrs. Wright's class has been
working on numbers in math. We
have learned two more sight
words: "go" and "we". We are
inviting our grandparents to
school as we begin to study the I
letter Gg. Our Student of the Week
is Joseph Toneges. He has shown
remarkable improvement. Way to
go, Joseph!. Many students .are
participating in the 100 Book Chal-
lenge. Thank you to the parents
and-caregivers for listening to your
kids read.
Second Grade
Mr. Wright's class has been
working on their computer skills
while using the Harcourt'Electron-
ic Testing program, We are trying;
to produce Microsoft:PowerPoint.
presentations to share with out


classmates.
Mrs. Campbell's class is work-
ing with two-digit addition. We are
practicing addition facts because
that is so important for accuracy.
We are learning about light and
heat in science. Our class has a lot
of "energy."
Mrs. Brady's class is recovering
from all of the Halloween excite-
ment. We are working on what we
are thankful for writings. We are
also working on a play to perform
for grades three through five in
March to inspire them for FCAT.
Miss Hunt's class is happy
because November is finally here.
We are learning all about things
that the first pioneers probably had
to survive when they discovered
America. Quickly, we figured out
that he have it easier today.
Ms. Stokes class just completed
expository writings about their
favorite HalloA een. Students did
an excellent job writing an intro-
duction, a three paragraph body,
and conclusion. Congratulations to
student of the week Kailey McCain
and birthday wishes to Nolyn Clay-
pool, Travis Williams, and Perla
Orozco.
Mrs. Kirby's class has been work-


ing very hard on perfecting two digit
addition. They've learned many
new techniques to become better
mathematicians. In the middle of all
this math they haven't let their read-
ing slip. They are reading their 30
minutes at school and 30 minutes at
home daily for the 100 Book Chal-
lenge. With all this hard work going
oh my class is looking forward to the
Thanksgiving holidays.
Student Council
During the week of Nov. 13, our
school will participate in the
WPTV-5 Food for Families Drive.
Our school has been successful in
collecting food for needy families.
The food drive will extend through
Nov. '17. Send us canned or non-
perishable food. Together, we can
make a difference.
Everglades Student Council will
sponsor the annualTurkey Trot
contest for our food drive. The
grade \ith the most items collect-
ed during the week of Nov. 13
through Nov. 17. will receive a
grand gator award.
Literacy Council
This %week Miss Shofner intro-
duced the first "wow!" of the 2006-


2007 school year. Our first work of
the week is "accurate." Accurale is
an adjective that means to be free
from error/correct. Here is accu-
rate in a sentence. "Johnny was so
accurate on his spelling test that he
got a 100 per cent!"
Our word for the week of Nov. 6
is "alternate." Alternate is a verb.
Alternate means to change back
and forth between two. things.
Here it is in a sentence. "The girls
loved the roller coaster and pony
rides so much that they alternated
between the two."
Special Area
Mr. Wibbels our Media Special-
ist has completed his October RIF
program. RIF means Reading in
FUNdamental During October RIF..
distribution, Mr. \'ibbels dresses
each day as a character from litera-
ture He also treats the students to a
IrienIdl haunted house. Squeals of
enjoymreni can be heard through-
out the Library.
Mrs. Gaucin's rnusic classes are
preparing for a big musical produc-
tion called "Santa's Stuck in the
50s." Students are learning dances
from the labulous 50s and are hav-
ing so much fun.


Big Lake Missions Outreach to hold annual toy drive


Big Lake Missions Outreach. is
sponsoring their 121i, anniu.al
Christmas toy drive f,-i the uncle,.i
privileged children in Ori chlbee
County. They-are celebrating 12
years of proven ministry, reaching
out to the poor and needy in


Okeech6bee County.
The) are in need of gifts and
toys for children ages qne day to
teen. They will accept store gift
certificates, checks made
payable to the mission., or cash
and the volunteers will then pur-


chase.,, th, iterns needed. Christmas p-opning, ;., moneyraisedwiil.go,tg,BigLake
Peceipts are ,\ailable Tq Iielp, the,0) Men RPiders is, .Missions Qutreach, a.,non-profit
The Ifariiies are screened one-, riaving a 125 bike ride around the" mission. Pleaseoneet lthe movie
on-one.to make-sur- hat tlhe\ are lake on Dec 2 and is asking busi-, .theatre parking lotat8a.m. ,
sincerely in need and Christmas .nesses, churches, and individuals For information contact Gene.
gifts are given to the parents(s) to to sponsor each participating Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841 or
wrap and place under the tree for bike. All bikes are welcome. The Larry Tackett (863) 357-1780.


Very few battles of life are con-
cluded:with a once and for all vic-
tory Most of them have to be
fought again and ag.iinr, We shape
our hive b', making clioices and
decisions. We become creatures of
habit, 'arind join the 'throng that
moves along in a rut. Or we
c-hoose to be creatil e and 'unch
out into rne, experience .in.] fel-
ings of ac:omplii.hment:- Ihe
kind of person we happen to be
was largely determined by the
w 'a\ we hae thought the battle of
lile either through h.bit .:r the
adventures of creanr ir) Ti-. is
certain, too! Each of us is deciding
today just the kind of person we
will be tomorrow. No person rises
above his arnbitior- and neither
,does he sink .below., his, darkest
defeats. Thought To Remember:
"You are you as a result of your-
self."




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Obituaries


Wallace E. Hawk
Wallace E. Hawk, age 70, of
Okeechobee, died Nov. 8, 2006, at
Hospice of Okeechobee's The
Hamrick Home. Mr. Hawk was
born Feb. 23, 1936, in ALucilla, to
Henry and Agnes Hawk. He retired
from the Okee-
chobee County
Property. W
Appraiser's
Office. Mr.
Hawk was a wk
member of the
First Baptist
Church and
loved the FSU
Seminoles. Wallace
Mr. Hawk Hawk
was preceded
in death by: his father, Henry Julian
Hawk; and, brothers., Richard
Hawk and Albert Arthur Hawk, Sr.
He is survived by: his wife, Faith
Hawk f Okeechobee; daughter,
Jane Barker of Deerpark, Texas;
two sons, Jeff (Melinda) Hawk of
Okeechobee and Joe (Allie) Hawk
of Coral Springs; four grandchil-
dren; mother, Agnes Snyder of
Okeechobee; brothers, Bernie
(Fern) Hawk of Shreveport, La.,
Dwight (Tina) Hawk of Purvis,
Miss., Norman Hawk of Okee-
chobee; sisters, Margaret Foy and
Mary Hawk, both of Okeechobee;
and, sister-in-law, Leona Hawk.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11,
2006, at First Baptist Church with
funeral services following at 1 p.m.
Interment will follow at Evergreen
Cemetery with Pastor Randy Huck-
abee officiating.
Memorials may be made to
American Cancer Society, P.O. Box
22718, Oklahoma City, Okla.,
73123-1718 or Hospice of Okee-
chobee, PO Box 1548, Okee-
chobee, Fla. 34973.
Friends may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
N.E. Second Street, Okeechobee.
Donald 'Donnie' Avant
Brown, Jr.
Donald 'Donnie' Avant Brown,
Jr., age 45, of Lakeport, died Nov. 7,
2006, at his home in Lakeport. Mr.
Brown was born Dec. 28, 1960, in
Pahokee. He was a lifelong resident


of Lakeport. He was a heavy equip-
ment operator in the construction
industry, member of i ihe Church.of
Christ, and enjoyed hunting, fish-
ing, and horseback riding.,
He will be greatly missed by his
very best friend and partner Ottis.
Mr. Brown is suI' ived by: his
parents, Donald and Regina Brown
of Lakeport and Beverly arid Joe
Hogan of Palmdale; and, five sis-
ters JoAnn
Brown Carter of
Fort Laud-
erdale, Sandy
(Fred) Bailey of
Lakeport,
Ranell (John)
Connor- of
Okeechobee,
Jessica (Jett)
Allen Browna Donald
and Shanna Brown, Jr.
(Brian)
Sanders; two nephews, RJ Carter of
Fort Lauderdale and John Conner
and. his nieces Destyn antd Kara Bai-
ley of Lakeport. '
Visitation will be from until 7
p.m., on Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, at
Maple Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services will beat 2 p.m.,
on Saturday, Nov. 1,'o2006, at Maple
Grove Baptist Chutrch with. George
Randolph officiating. Interment will
follow at Ortona Cemetery
Friends are invitedto join the
family at his parents, Donald and
Regina Brown's home in Lakeport
following the services.
Friends may sign the guest book
at www.bassokeechobeefuneral-
home.com.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
N.E., Second Street, Okeechobee.
Robert Graydon Cole
Robert Graydon Cole, age 79, of
Okeechobee, died Wednesday,
Nov. 8, 2006, at the Hamrick Hos-
pice House of Okeechobee. A resi-
dent of Okeechobee for 22 years,
Mr. Cole enjoyed flying his own
plane, traveling and fishing and
was a member of the VFW, Ameri-
can Legion and the National Rifle
Association. He served six and one
half years in the United States Navy
during World War II. He was a
retired roofing contractor.
Mr. Cole was preceded in death
by a son, Daniel.
He is survived by: his wife of 31
years, Elizabeth "Betty"; son,


Robert J. Cole (Tinker) of Sebring;
two daughters, Sarndra (Josephi
Calaventiol LoxIahatcheeand Mai\
Lynn Dourouxi ol Plantation Irn
addition he is survived by four step-
sons, James B. (Elizabeth) Butler of
Ferrysburg, Mich., Dennis L. Butler
of Cleveland, Ohio, Bruce J. iCarol)
Butler of Venice, and John J.
(Koaole) of Kilback, Ohio. There is
also one stepdaughter, Elizabeth
Ann (Bo) Milekin of Mulberry;
seven grandchildren; one great-
grandchild; nine step-grandchil-
dren; and, three step great-grand-
children. Mr. Cole has one brother,
Richard (Anita) Cole of Waterford,
Maine and one sister, Norma Jean
White of Gilford, Maine.
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral Home on Sunday, Nov. 19,
2006, from noon until 2 p.m. A
funeral'service will be conducted in
the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel
at 2 p.m., after which cremation
will follow.
: In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions maybe made to Hos-
pice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home.

Marjorie Margaret.
(Blue) Garno
Marjorie Margaret (Blue) Garno,
age 93, of Okeechobee, died
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, at her
residence. Born July 14, 1913, in
Elkhart, Ind., she has been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for the past 32
years. Mrs. Garno was of the Pres-
byterian faith, volunteered with the
Red Cross and enjoyed cooking,
ceramics, and working in the rose
garden. She had the sweetness of
an angel in life and will be missed
by all. She had two guardian angels
taking care of her for many years,
Regina Long and Debbie Dires.
She is preceded in death by: her
husband, of 55 years, Ralph Garno,
Jr.; mother, Vera Blue; sister, Lil
Bender; brother, Carl Blue; and, sis-
ter-in-lawBettyBlue.
She is survived by: son, Edwin
(Penny) Geishert, Jr. of Quincy,
Mich.; daughters, Margie (Harry)
Schultz of Antioch, Tenn. and
Sheila (Russel) Savage of Lorida;
and, brother, Lewis Blue of
Phoenix, Ariz. In addition, she is
survived by her grandchildren Tory,
Michael and Paul of Quincy, Mich,;


Kristin and Joshua Schultz of Anti-
och, Tenn., and Justin (Brittany)
Miller of Okeechobee; brother-in-
law, Ed Bender of Okeechobee;
nieces, Kathryn Blue of Phoenix,
Ariz. and Sherry David of Tamarac;
iephe\\ s, Dennis David of Tama-
rac and Jerry Bender of Okee-
chobee; and, great-nephew, Bobby
David of Tamarac.
The family will hold a private
memorial Service by spreading her
ashes in the ocean, which she
loved, at a later date.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of Buxton Funer-
al Home and Crematory, 110 N.E.
Fifth St., Okeechobee.


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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.

POLITICS: This is in response to last Wednesday's letter to the edi-
tor. All political ads on radio and TV are one-sided no war, no
WMDs, no exit plan, no abortions (the Supreme Court made that rul-
ing not the Democrats), 20 percent more tax collected by IRS than five
years ago and more taxpayers without a raise of minimum wage. The
rich pay more taxes but they get bigger breaks. The fear and 9/11 are
the basic tactics of the Republicans. Without 9/11, we would still be as
vulnerable as we were on 9/10. So the truth is not always about the
parties. It's about the people. Not one of the parties really cares. If they
did, they wouldn't have $2,500-a-plate dinners, which means that no
one who is poor can be represented. The DOW and the S&P are up
and it's meaningless if you are broke. Vote for the best candidate not a
party and it seems as though we did.

CEMETERY: Over a year ago, I planted a flowering shrub on my
husband's grave in Evergreen Cemetery. Over a week ago, I was there
and I noticed it was there and I watered it. I take care of it. Today I went
out there and it's gone. Somebody dug it up. Can you imagine? One of
the cemetery workers was out there and I told him about it and he said
he saw that it was gone and he said he would report it to his supervi-
sor. I wonder if this is going on with other people.

CANALS: I would just like to get some information, if possible, on
the clean up of canals. Our taxes have gone up considerably for this
so-called waterfront that you can't even get a canoe up through it. This
is right off the lake by Zachary Taylor Camp. You can't even see the sea-
wall, it's such a mess. And to raise your taxes? This is no waterfront
property anymore and it hasn't been. Can I get some information? Are
they going to do anything with these canals or not?
Editor's Note: We received some preliminary information from the
county and it looks like the canal project will get started Monday,
Nov. 13, when they start putting up turbidity screens.

NO COMPLAINTS: Usually the Democrats are complaining about
the voting and the voting machines. I wonder why they're not com-
plaining now?

PLANT: I see the county commissioners have given us another.
blunder. The new Royal Concrete plant where they claimed would be
thousands of jobs for Okeechobee County and high paying ones at
that. It seems that they plan on building a labor camp over in front of
the Catholic Church.
Editor's Note: The Okeechobee County Board of County Commis-.
sioners is not dealing with the new concrete plant. This is a city issue-
and is being dealt with by the Okeechobee City Council.

PHOTO CONTEST: I was wondering if you could tell me who won
the amateur (I guess it was local) photo contest? Maybe you had the
winners' names in the paper and I just missed it.
Editor's Note: Sorry, but we're not aware of any local amateur
photo contest.


Community Events


Book discussion group to meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group
will meet Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the library board room, 206
S.W 16th St., to discuss "Passionate Nomand The Life of Freya Stark"
by Jane Geniesse. On Thursday, Dec. 14, at.7 p.m. there will be a
Christmas Tea at 7 p.m. that will be followed-by a discussion of "Pope
Joan" by Diana Cross. Everyone who likes to read and discuss books'
iswelcome.,Forinformation, call Jan Fehrman Vt'(863) 357-9980.
Chamber to hold gun safety class
The gun handling and safety class for hand guns only will be held
Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Chamber of Com-
merce, 55 S. Parrott Ave. The class will meet at the Chamber office at
8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, to go to the shooting range. For infor-
mation, call the Chamber office at (863) 763-6464.
Library book sale is planned
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library book sale will be held
Thursday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 17, from
10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov, 18, from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. Hardcover books are $2 and paperbacks are $1. Library discards
are half price. Proceeds will be used to augment the DVD collection.
The Library is located at 206 S.W 16th St. For information, call (863)
763-3536.


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Upcoming Events


Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-
5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. Any-
one interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a
part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what we are all about.
For information, contact Oilie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the, public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
Juana at471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anon Helps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Saturday
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee,
1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month beginning at 6
p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian singers and musicians
are welcome to take part. For information, contact the church at (863)
763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at
(863) 467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles will meet every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. A ride will follow a short
business meeting. Anyone is welcome to ride twice before joining. For
information, contact: Roland Spencer at (863) 697-2247; Debbie Izzo at
(863) 634-6257; or, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materi-
als and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for infor-
mation.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave..
It will be a closed discussion. .
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Melhodist ChuIrch in Avon Park. For information, call Dick
Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 45a U.S. 98'N. Everyone who would like to be part of
the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee
County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until
5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.1
Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon,to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary'lunch and bingo will start at noon at
the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invit-
ed. Please R.S.V.P. to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian"Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your
organization or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is
open to anyone interestedin-tracing their ancestry. The annual member-,
ship is $10.per person; and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at
(863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head 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 pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently
home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from 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 Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public.is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word Of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited,.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
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.
Women of Tomorrow ABWA Women of Tomorrow chapter meets
from noon until 1 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott
Ave. For information call Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellow-
ship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30
until 8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone just to
care are welcome. For information call the hot line at (863) 801-9201 or
(863) 697-9718.



Community Events

SEC advisory council will meet
The Seminole Elementary. School Advisory Council will meet
Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. in the media center at 2690 N.W. 42nd
Ave. The public is invited.
La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Con-
sejo Consultivo para la escuela, martes, el 14 de Noviembre 2006
alas 4 p.m., van a juntar en el biblioteca. Todo el public estan
envitados de asistir.
Substance abuse group will meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tues-


day, Nov. 14, at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond Ave., from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be served.
For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Children's Services group will meet
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, Nov. 16,
at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County
School Board office at 700 S.W. Second Ave.
Airboat group will meet
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its
monthly meeting at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., on
Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. All members are encouraged to be
present.


ness, promotes networking and business referral and offers a system
for sharing information and support. Friends and business associ-
ates are welcome. For information, contact Robin Delgado at (863)
467-7100.

Annual food drive under way
Okeechobee residents Wayne Cunningham, Lacey Summerall

and Crystal Cunningham will be coordinating the annual Food for
Families community food drive that is going on now. The drive will
end Nov. 18. Organizations in Okeechobee County wishing to
receive food from this drive for distribution should call Mr. Cunning-
ham toll free at (866) 500-4104 to register the organization as a food
recipient. Or, an e-mail may be sent to wcunningham01@adel-
phia.net to receive a food recipient form. All food collected locally
will be distributed in Okeechobee County. Raulerson Hospital is,
again, the main drop-off location for non-perishable foods. Schools
and businesses are urged to register food drives by calling Lacey
Summerall at (863) 763-6047 or Wayne Cunningham at the toll free
number above.


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Community Events

OCT to stage Irving Berlin musical
The music of one of America's most beloved songwriters will
come alive as the Okeechobee Community Theatre (OCT) presents
the Irving Berlin musical review "The Melody Lingers On," Nov. 10
and 11. Reserved seat tickets are on sale now. Tickets are available
during' regular business hoursat the Okeechobee Chamber of Com-
merce, at 55 S. Parrott Ave. The performances will be at 8 p.m. in the
auditorium at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus on S.W. Second
Avenue at Seventh Street. For information, contact Ron Hayes at
(863) 763-1307.
Youth 4-H livestock show slated
There will be a youth 4-H livestock show at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., on Friday, Nov. 10, and Sat-
urday, Nov. 11. There will be 150 cattle from across the state. Compe-
tition will begin Friday at 8 p.m., and will continue from 10 a.m. until
3 p.m. on Saturday.

Men's group plans chicken dinner
The United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W. Second St., will sponsor a smoked chicken dinner on Friday,
Nov. 10. The meal includes one-fourth. chicken, cole slaw, baked
beans, roll and dessert for a donation of $6. Take out only is available
from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dine in or take out from 4 until 7 p.m. Deliv-
ery is available for 10 or more dinners. Tickets are available at the
church office. Or, orders may be faxed to (863) 763-2481 by 10:30
a.m. Thursday. Include contact name, phone number and address
for dinners to be delivered.

Gospel Messengers to be in concert
The Gospel Lighthouse will host a gospel sing featuring The
Gospel Messengers on Friday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Believers
Fellowship Church, 310 S.W. Sixth Ave. For information, call (863)
357-0455.
Veterans topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, Nov.
11, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at I and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 and 100.3FM. Special guests will be Jean Brooks,
chief of Medical Administration Service, and Dr. Darin Rubin, associ-
ate chief of Primary Care of the VA Medical Center in West Palm
Beach. The topic of the show will be veterans returning from Iraq
and Afghanistan and veterans services. For information, contact the
VA Medical Center at (561) 422-8262; or, toll free at (800) 972-8262.

Legion to salute veterans
American Legion Post #64 will host a salute to veterans at Veter-
ans Memorial Park on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. Okeechobee
.County Sheriff Paul May will be the guest speaker. For information,
call (863).763-2950.
Benefit poker run planned
A benefit poker bike ride promoted by Splinter Productions and
sponsored by Beef O'Brady's will be held Nov. 11 to benefit Carl Nys-
trom. All donations will be welcomed. The ride will start in the park-
ing lot of Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., at 9 a.m. and return at 1
p.m. There will be barbecue, hot wings contest, live music and prize
giveaways. For costs and information, call Sam at (863) 634-8980.
Masons hosting turkey dinner
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge #237,107 N.W. Fifth Ave., will host
their annual turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 4 until 7 p.m.
The dinner is open to the public. Eat-in or take-out is available. Take-
Out plates will not be available for children's plates. Proceeds from
the dinner will benefit distressed Worth Brothers. For information
and the suggested donation for each dinner call BuckyYoder at (863)
467-7342; Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427; or, Jose Verano at (863)
634-2071.
Eagles Aeries plan yard sale
Eagles Aeries #4137, 9985 U.S. 441 N., will have a yard sale on
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11 and 12, from S a.m. until 2 p.m. Donat-
ed items to sell will be appreciated. Also on Saturday, Nov. 11, chick-
en wings and blooming onions will be sold at 2 p.m. for a donation.

Church to host yard sale
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will hold a
redemption yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. until ? All
proceeds will go to the Voice of the Martyrs Ministry. For information,
call Judy at (863) 357-1581.
Flu shots available in BHR
The Glades County Health Department will provide flu shots to
the public on Monday, Nov. 13, at the Buckhead Ridge Community
Center on S.R. 78, located next to the volunteer fire department. The
shots will be available from 9:30 until 11 a.m. There will be no
charge for the shots to persons 18 and older who have a Medicare
card. For more information and costs, call Hope Connections at
(863) 763-2404.
Genealogical Society plans meeting
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet Monday, Nov.
13, at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at
. 1:30 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone wanting to trace their ances-
try both the experienced and beginner genealogists. For informa-
tion, contact Eve Olson at (863) 457-2674.

Free nutritional class is offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will teach a free CRA nutritional analysis
class Monday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at Douglas Chiropractic and Fit-
ness Center, 916 W.N. Park St. For information, call (863) 763-4320.
Dinner offered to military personnel
The Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., is offering a
free dinner buffet (dine-in only) to all U.S. veterans and active duty
military on Monday, Nov. 13, from 5 until 9 p.m. Disabled American
Veterans will be the beneficiary of any donations. Representatives
will be on site. In thanks for your service, we'd like to offer ours. For
information, call (863) 763-0444.

Coalition committee meeting is planned
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition community
resources/assessment committee will meet Monday, Nov. 13, at 1600
S.W Secorid Ave. from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. All interested per-
sons are invited. This is a brown bag lunch meeting. For information
call Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064, or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.
Business women's group will meet
Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Networking Group will
meet Friday, Nov. 17, for networking at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon
at the Brahma Bull, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. Give-away items are fun and
appreciated. The Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Network
is committed to enhancing the overall success of women in busi-


The Okeechobee News; Friday, November 10,2006


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" The Okeechobee News, Friday, November 10, 2006


FWC seeks public input to help protect manatees


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
today released a draft of the state's
first manatee management plan
and is seeking public input. The
plan outlines future protections to
ensure the species' continued
recovery, and it is the final step in
changing the manatee's classifica-
tion on the state's imperiled
species list after lengthy study and
review by experts.
"The fact that the manatee did
not merit classification as endan-
gered is a tribute to the commit-
ment made to manatee conserva-
tion over the past 30 years. This
effort has few parallels in conser-


vation biology," FWC's Imperiled
Species Management Section
leader Kipp Frohlich said.
In order to change manatees'
classification to threatened, the
FWC must adopt a new manage-
ment plan.
"This first draft incorporated
extensive public input," Frohlich
said. "Now we are looking to
Floridians to let us know if it meets
their expectations for manatee
recovery and management."
From now until Jan. 11, 2007,
Florida residents can comment on
the plan. FWC staff will evaluate
their comments and modify the
plan as necessary to ensure con-


tinued progress towards recovery
for the manatee. The revised draft
will be on the agenda for final
approval at the FWC's April or
June 2007 meeting. Once the man-
agement plan is approved, the
manatee's classification will
change from endangered to threat-
ened.
The draft plan includes new
measurable biological goals for
assessing progress, developing
solutions for the potential loss of
manatee warm-water refuges and
developing improved methods for
monitoring manatee populations.
Many current management activi-
ties, such as boating regulations


and speed zones, reviews of
coastal permits, county manatee
protection plan development and
other habitat protections will con-
tinue. The draft plan also address-
es evaluating the effectiveness of
current management actions.
Earlier this year, FWC Commis-
sioners agreed with the findings of
the Florida manatee biological
review panel, which found that the
manatee meets Florida's require-
ments to be classified as a threat-
ened species one with a very
high risk of extinction. To qualify
as an endangered species it would
have to be in imminent danger of
extinction. Under the state's listing


process, the imperilment cate-
gories of endangered, threatened
and species of special concern
define the risk of extinction, not
the level of protection each species
receives. Protection measures are
outlined in species-specific man-
agement plans.
The draft manatee manage-
ment plan is available online at:


MyFWC.com, and click on "Imper-
iled Species" then "Listing Actions
& Petitions." Comments should be
sent by 5 p.m., Jan. 11 to Manatee
Mariagement Plan Comments,
DHSC, Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission, 620 S.
Meridian St., Mail Station 6A, Talla-
hassee, FL 32399-1600 or e-mail
manatee_plan@MyFWC.com.


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Rob Lowe (seated, left) and his wife Lori Lowe (back row) were at Okeechobee High School
Wednesday morning to witness their daughter Rachel Lowe (seated, right) accepting a full
athletic scholarship to Stetson University.

Lady Brahman Rachel


Lowe receives scholarship


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School sen-
ior Rachel Lowe formally accepted
a full scholarship offer by Stetson
University Wednesday morning to
play on their Division I women's
softball team. The signing took
place in a packed meeting room in
front of her parents, team mates,
coaches and school officials.
"Rachel is the first female ath-
lete at Okeechobee High School to
receive a Division I athletic scholar-
ship," stated Lady Brahman soft-
ball coach Kim Hargraves. "Rachel
was recruited as an outfielder and
power hitter. Stetson has never


even seen her pitch."
Ms. Lowe's parents are Lori and
Rob Lowe.
"We're both so extremely
proud and honored that Rachel has
received this scholarship offer,"
stated Mrs. Lowe. "Rachel has
been on a ball field since she was 2-
years old and playing softball since
she was 7-years old. In addition to
playing for the Lady Brahmans, she
is on the Gainesville Gold travel ball
team."
In addition to Stetson University,
Ms. Lowe was actively recruited by
Georgia Tech, the University of Wis-
consin and the University of Missis-
sippi.


Off the field, Ms. Lowe is an out-
standing scholar who had straight
"A's" this last marking period.
Okeechobee High School Ath-
letic Director Daryl Roehm stated,
"Rachel is a reflection of hard work
and dedication. This is a phenome-
nal accomplishment. We are sure
that Rachel will continue to set and
achieve high goals as she continues
her education at Stetson."
Ms. Lowe plans to study physi-
cal therapy and sports medicine at
Stetson.
When asked to make a predic-
tion about the Lady Brahman's
upcoming season, Ms. Lowe said,
"We're going all the way this year."


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Kids' volunteers
Volunteers Connie Mellette (left), Janice Floyd (center) and George Marshall, Jr. (right)
were instrumental in making the Kids' Day Fishing Festival a success. The festival, spon-'
sored by the Taylor Creek Bass Club, was held at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center
pond. Over 150 children ages 4-14 competed in the fishing tournament.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Father helps son
Four-year old Ronald King (front) receives assistance
from his dad Patrick King at the Kids' Day Fishing Fes-
tival tournament held Sunday afternoon at the Agri-Civic
Center pond.


Submitted photo
Hole in one
Local golfer Billy Graham
gave himself a 75th birth-
day present on Oct. 17. He
made a hole-in-one at the
KOA golf course, using a
No. 8 iron at the 7th hole,
146 yards. The accom-
plishment was witnessed
by fellow golfers Jack Law
and Dell Fish.


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The Okeechobee News, Friday, November 10, 2006


Over $2 million in pot seized; 12 arrested


Marijuana plants estimated to
be worth over $2 million were
seized and 12 people were
arrested when a multi-agency
investigation ended with the
largest indoor marijuana grow
operation in Highlands County
history being shut down.
The Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA) Task
Force, which includes the DEA,
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, Martin, Okee-
chobee and Highlands County
sheriff's offices and the Fort
Pierce and Avon Park police
departments all took part in the
investigation and subsequent
arrests.
Early Wednesday, Nov. 8, law
enforcement officials served


search warrants on four homes
in Avon Park, four in Sebring and
one in Lorida.
Local, state and federal
agents arrested 10 men and two
women for operating the grow
houses. The following individu-
als were charged with cultiva-
tion, manufacturing and traffick-
ing of cannabis:
Yoandri Quintana, 22,
Sebring; Victor Gonzalez-Her-
nandez, 55, Miami; Yannetti
Bermudez, 23, Sebring; Yosuel
Gonzalez-Broche, 32, Sebring;
Niurka Guitierrez, 29, Sebring;
Ricardo Guitierrez, 35, Sebring;
Nelson Diaz Melendez, 44,
Miami; Daniel Issac Moreno, 25,
Sebring; Inakis Lopez, 30,
Sebring; Ridel Gil, 37, Sebring;


Yesenia Gonzalez, 29, Miami;
and Armando Jesus Ortiz, 57,
Sebring.
The investigation into the
grow operation began in July
after Florida Highway Patrol
troopers from Hernando County
found marijuana grow operation
materials in a vehicle during a
routine traffic stop.
The troopers contacted FDLE
special agents with information
on the vehicle. Local DEA task
force members conducted sur-
veillance and gathered informa-
tion that revealed a network of
indoor marijuana grow opera-
tions that were active 'through-
out Highlands County.
FDLE crime scene analysts,
along with sheriff's office evi-


dence technicians and investiga-
tors from numerous agencies
collected approximately 656
marijuana plants during Tues-
day's operation from more than
30 rooms located in structures
that ranged from homes,
garages, sheds and barns.
The operations were very
elaborate, using high powered
heating lamps, specialized cool-
ing systems and the illegal diver-
sion of electricity to keep the
equipment running.
Thousands of dollars worth of
equipment was seized during
the operation. The estimated
street value of the marijuana
plants seized is $2.6 mil lion.
The investigation is continu-


Okeechobee County Arrest Report


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUO charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Kathleen Michelle Hoff-
man, 33, Eighth Street, Buck-
head Ridge, was arrested Nov. 7
by Deputy Kenneth Sarros on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with violation of
probation possession of
cocaine and violation of proba-
tion tampering with physical
evidence. Her bond was set at
$10,000.
Derrick Eugene Henry, 26,
N.E. Second St., .Okeechobee,


was arrested Nov. 7 by Deputy
Bryan Lowe on a felony charge
of possession of cocaine, and a
misdemeanor charge of posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. Her
bond was set at $5,500.
Courtney Leonard Lev-
ingston, 36, S.E. 42nd Trace,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov.
.7 by Deputy Bryan Lowe on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging 'him with failure to
appear driving while license
suspended-habitual offender.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Charles Walker, 51, N.W.
10th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Nov. 8 by Detective
Sergeant Edwin Dana on
charges of burglary of a struc-
ture, grand theft and dealing in
stolen property. His bond was
set at $30,000.
Glen Thomas Harper, 50,


U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested Nov. 8 was arrested Nov. 8 by Deputy
by State Investigator Lieutenant Cpl. S. Green on an Okeechobee
Vance Akins on a charge of- County warrant charging him
working without worker's com- with illegal use of a credit card
pensation coverage. His bond (over $300). His bond was set at
was set at $2,500. $5,000.
Buford Tyson Wilson, 18, Raphael Soto, 23, N.W. 11th
N.W. 53rd Terrace, Okeechobee, Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
was arrested Nov. 8 by Deputy Nov. 8 by deputy Michael Hazel-
Corporal S. Green on an Okee- lief on felony charges of burglary
chobee County warrant charg- and attempted burglary of a con-
ing him with possession of bur- veyance, and misdemeanor
glary tools. His bond was set at charges of theft and attempted
:$5,000. theft (two counts). His bond was
John Lamb, 46, S.E. 86th set at $11,500.
Blvd., was arrested Nov. 8 by This column lists arrests and
Deputy Cpl. S. Green on an not convictions, unless other-
Okeechobee County warrant wise stated. Anyone listed here
charging him with child neglect who is later found innocent or
and transfer or display of has had the charges against
obscenity to a minor. His bond them dropped is welcome to
was set at $52,500. inform this newspaper. The
Charles Ivy Garrett, 19, S.W. information will be confirmed
Rucks Dairy Road, Okeechobee, and printed.


Glades County Arrest Report


The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the
Seminole Police Department
(OCPD), the Florida Highway
-Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) or the Department of
Corrections (DOC).
Edward Reed Harvey, 20,
Moore Haven, was arrested Nov.
I by Deputy Bryan Enderle on a
charge of aggravated battery. He
was released on tbiso.wn recogni-
:.'Zance '
S*Yosvany Patn, 30, Miami,
was arrested Nov. 3 by Deputy
Bilinda Pottorff on felony charges


of burglary and grand theft, and a
misdemeanor charge of criminal
mischief. His bond was set at
$21,000..
Candido Rivera, 47,
Hialeah,, was arrested Nov. 3 by
Deputy Bilinda Pottorff on felony
charges of burglary and grand
theft, and a misdemeanor charge
of criminal mischief. His bond
was set at $21,000.
Jesus Oliver, 52, Miami, was
arrested Nov. 3 by Deputy Bilinda
Pottorff on felony charges of bur-
glary and grand theft, and a mis-
demeanor charge of criminal
mischief His bond w\as set at
$21,000.
Yobsvany Padron, 30, Miami,
was arrested Nov. 4 by Deputy


Bilinda Pottorff on felony charges'
of burglary and grand theft. His
bond was set at $17,500.
Candido Rivera, 47;
Hialeah,, was arrested Nov. 4 by-
Deputy Bilinda Pottorff on felony,
charges of burglary and grand
theft. His bond ;was set atO'
$17,500.
Jesus Oliver, 52, Miami, was
arrested Nov. 4 by Deputy Bilinda'
Pottorff on felony charges of bur-
glary and grand theft. His bond
was set at $17,500.
\Wend. Carle, 43, West Palm
Beach, was arrested Nov. -I by
Sergeant Ronnie Baker')n A
felon\ charge of possession of
cocaine, and misdemeanor
charges of driving while license


National meth awareness day is Nov. 30


WASHINGTON The Depart-
ment of Justice announced that it
will sponsor National Metham-
phetamine Awareness Day on
Nov. 30 in order to generate
awareness about the damaging
effects of meth abuse on individu-
als, families and American com-
munities. Education and public
outreach are at the heart of the
national drug control strategy,
and National Methamphetamine
Awareness Day will play an
important role in highlighting the
nationwide efforts to increase
awareness and decrease demand
of this highly addictive and dan-
gerous drug.
As part of National Metham-
phetamine Awareness Day, Attor-
ney General Alberto R. Gonzales
will host a national event with fed-
eral, state, local and community
leaders to discuss the, broader
impact that meth production and
use is having on our communi-
ties. Across the nation, U.S. Attor-
neys, along with state and local'
leaders, will coordinate a variety
of educational events targeting


their specific communities.
National Methamphetamine
Awareness Day is a coordinated
effort not only to reach potential
meth users with a message of pre-
vention, but also to educate cur-
rent users about the programs
available to them. In order to
increase the impact of this mes-
sage, the Department is partner-
ing with a number of federal, state
and local governments, as well as
with private sector and non-profit
entities, including: the U.S.
Department of Labor; U.S.
Department of Health 'and
Human Services; U.S. Depart-
ment of Interior; Office of Nation-
al Drug Control Policy; the Drug
Enforcement Administration; the
Partnership for a Drug-Free Amer-
ica; Boys & Girls Clubs of Ameri-
ca; Community Anti-Drug Coali-
tions of America; Fraternal Order
of Police; National District Attor-
neys Association; National Associ-
ation of Attorneys General; Inter-
Association. Task Force on
Alcohol and Other Substance
Abuse Issues; American Council


on Education; National Associa-
tion of Student Personnel Admin-
istrators; American College
Health Association; Association of
Fraternity Advisors; and the
National Panhellenic Conference.
As part of our ongoing effort
to combat meth use, the Depart-
ment of Justice created a model
methamphetamine educational
presentation that is available to
the public to be used by law
enforcement, community groups
and local leaders in addressing
meth use in their communities.
The educational presentation is
posted on the Department's new
meth Awareness Web site:
http://www.usdoj.gov/methawar
eness.
For more information about
National Methamphetamine
Awareness Day and how to get
involved in your community, coni-
tact the U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs at 202-514-
2007 or visit http://www.usdoj.gov/
methawareness.


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8 OTHER AREA NEWS


Veterans' Day celebration comes to Glades County


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Special to Okeechobee News
GLADES COUNTY Four
score and seven years ago, Presi-
dent Woodrow proclaimed Nov.
11 as Armistice Day to remind all
Americans of the tragedies of war.
And 35 years later, in 1954, Con-
gress established the same date
as Veterans' Day to honor all
American veterans.
Veterans' Day commemorates
the courage and patriotism of all
men and women who have
served in the United States servic-
es. Thus it is entirely fitting and
proper that Armistice Day and
Veterans' Day be observed simul-
taneously.
Our neighbor to the north,


Canada, along with many other
countries such as Great Britain
and France also celebrate Nov. 11
as Armistice Day to commemo-
rate the end of fighting in World
War I on Nov. 11, 1918.
Over much of the United
States, Veterans' Day celebrations
include parades and speeches.
Special services are held at the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in
Arlington National Cemetery and
in cities, towns and villages from
coast to coast, special services are
held in honor of those who paid
the supreme price for those of us
who remain, as well, as all who
have served in the military.
In Glades County for over a
quarter century, a special service


has been held to honor veterans
of these United States. Most years,
the service has been held at the
Ortona Cemetery at Ortona on
Route 78. This year, for the first
time, the service will be held at
the new pavilion provided the
benches arrive by Saturday, Nov.
11. If they are not in place by Sat-
urday, the observance
will be held as usual at the
monument near the entrance.
The new structure the
Vance L. Storter Pavilion -
already a landmark in Glades
County, is situated on the ceme-
tery's ridge back of the main field
of graves. This handsome
facility is patterned after the Larry
Luckey Indian Mound Park Pavil-


ion at Ortona which is also a land-
mark. The service will begin at 11
a.m.
This year's observance will
feature two of the area's most
outstanding singers: Larry Russell
Luckey, Jr., principal West Glades
School, who will sing the "Star
Spangled Banner", and Louis Lil-
liard, choir director of the com-
_munity Presbyterian Church of
Clewiston, who will sing "Ameri-
ca The Beautiful".
For the first time the Glades
County Veterans' Day service will
feature a professional bugler. He
is Jack Collins of Port LaBelle.
And also, for the first time,
there will be traffic control on the
highway. In prior years, Route 78
traffic has been so heavy that vehi-
cle noise prevented those in atten-
dance from hearing. Sheriff Stuart
Whidden has given his assurance
that traffic control will be in place
during this year's service.
Commander Butch Jones,
American Legion Post 299, Moore
-Haven, says, "We are privileged to
announce that the highlight of the
service will be special speaker the
Honorable Wendell Taylor, retired
Air Force Colonel, with 28 years in
the service. He spent 14 years in
training and flying B-52s, and flew
174 combat missions in Vietnam
earning the Distinguished Flying
Cross. His last 14 years was in
International Negotiations and
Relations."
1 For well over a year, Mr. Taylor
*ias been Glades County Manager.
i Ortona Cemetery is located on
the north side of Route 78, about
midway between Route 29 and.
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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to the Okeechobee News
BELLE GLADE Large tanks-
hidden underneath the ground
where old gas stations used to be
were in danger of contaminating
the soil in Belle Glade. The tanks
had been left unsealed, and any
residual chemicals inside were in
danger of leaking out.
Last week, crews excavated
trh smile to remove a number of
the tanks from the area and
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nated, pulling out the large con-
tainers that formerly held hun-
dreds of gallons of gasoline and'
diesel.
The work was made possible
by a grant provided to the city by
the Treasure Coast Planning
Council, according to Barbara


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Glade. Ms. Bell-Spence, who is in
charge of economic development
for the city, said the work will help
the city move forward with its ren-
aissance effort to clean up the city.
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department with the county previ-
ously conducted an environmen-
tal site assessment .i9r specific
.a s of the :t[-- r ;.*'t erel.gal g s sta-
tions once opeated T-he i-ests
included suIl e- \ aluations that test-
ed for contamination.
The results found inactive
tanks in two areas of the city, a site
on North%,esi Fifth Street and
another at the corner of Seventh
Street and Martin Luther King
Boulevard.
With the grant, crews were
able to specifically target five UST
systems gas tanks that were
not being maintained' and had
been left partially open because
they were not sealed properly
when the former stations shut
dpwn for business.
With the city focused on eco-


nomic de elopmrent throughout
the area, and the section specifi-
cally, it was necessary to remove
any contamination threat.
The city of Belle Glade is listed
as a Broc'nfields area, which
qualifies it for certain sources of
funding to combat threats of con-
tamination and the presence of
hazardous substances.
- The work \l.as expected to be..'
don pleted in two to three days.
Crews operating hea\y machin-
ery pulled out the tanks. The work.,
was expected to be followed up
with more evaluations of the soil
to determine whether the level of
soil contamination, if any traces
of it are left.
"This is the city's attempt to
clean up," said. Barbara Bell-
Spence, with the city of Belle
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said, pointing to two social and
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Nov. 10,
through Thursday, Nov. 16, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Santa Claus 3 the
Escape" (G) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre II "Flushed Away"
(PG} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Departed "(R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:30
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:30, and 7 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at2, 4:30, and 7 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs


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 Chris-
tian romances and 575 videos.
Prepare a paper on comparative
religion, a book report, programs
for men, women or children, a
craft project or a Sunday school
lesson. We use the Dewey Deci-
mal System, the same as school
and public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview our
media. Currently, the library is
staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
tact Doris Entry at (863) 467-1548.

Free adultGED0
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be 'offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., Eng-
lish as second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday from 9 a.m.
until noon, adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day 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.,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Friday, from 8 a.m.
until noon; Yearling Middle
School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Monday through Wednesday,
from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.

Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooper-
ative is a six library cooperative
serving Highlands, Hardee, DeSo-
to and Okeechobee counties. The
Heartland Library Cooperative will
be holding basic and advanced
computer classes throughout the
six libraries in the four-county
area. A technology information
trainer will take a mobile comput-
er lab to each location four times
per month to teach computer
classes. The classes will teach
basic computer skills such as how
to start up and use a computer,
how to log-on to the Internet and
how to communicate via e-mail
with friends and relatives. The
more advanced computer class
will teach how to keep the com-
puter clean and how to send pic-
tures. You may also contact your
local libraries for these same class-
es. In Okeechobee, call (863) 763-
3536 or contact Gabriell Turner,
information tech trainer, at
gabi@myhlc.org.

Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education, serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in a
school setting. Child Find provides
free screenings on speech and lan-
guage, development, vision, and
hearing. For information, contact
Debbie Wagner at (800) 358-8525.


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SOUTHERN MEMORIAL
PARK, N Miami Beach FL.
(2) $8000. or will separate
Neg. (561)795-9056


SOUTHERN RESPIRATOR, on
10/31/06, on Cascade Lane.
Call to 'identify.
(863)612-0266


BEAGLE PUPPIES- (2) 7wks
old, vicinity of Little Farms
(863)763-361.3 or
(863)697-2243
NAMEPLATE CHARM, large,
gold, with 2 names. Okee-
chobee area. Pleae call
(863)634-6601


ADULT POT BELLY PIGS-
FREE you must pick up
(863)983-7702
COMPOST- free, you must
haul (863)357-3770
FREE KITTEN, Blonde, To
Good Home Only! Call Lisa
(863)675-4869 or 675-0224
LOVED PETS NEED HOME -
4yr. old Amer. Bulldog & twin
female Calico cats, lyr. Cats
go as a pair. 863-634-6106
MIXED PUPPIES, (4), small to
medium, to good home on-
ly, very cute. (863)357-2119
MOBILE HOME- 14x40, 2br,
needs to be moved. Already
has wheels(863)763-9881
PAINT SPRAYER- commer-
cial, 5 gal & 1 gal buckets of
paint. FREE (863)675-0247
Must take all
PATIO DOORS, (2), 6' wide, 8'
high, good condition.
(863)675-7926
STOVE, electric, works but
needs element.
(863)763-8149



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Fri., Sat. & Sun., 11/10-11/12
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Okeechobee, Florida
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8am til 1pm, 2164 SW 22nd
Cir,:l, 116rih Oak Lake Es-
aliir. ;Ch1 ., Adult Clothing,
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Electronics, Books, Col-
lectibles & Lots of Misc.
Okeechobee, 501 SE 8 Street
Behind SunTrust Bank
Sat. & Sun., Nov. 11th & 12th
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Preparing to move. Many-
household items, tools,
glassware, girl's 8-10 clothes
& shoes, Christmas, men's
clothes, TV's, sweeper,
jewelry, cookbooks, mirrors &
many miscellaneous items.
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OKEECHOBEE- Fri & Sat. Nov
10th &11th, 8am-1pm, Oak
Lake Estates, go left follow
signs house #2065.
Something for Everyone
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SALE
Okeechobee, SE 18th Terrace
Taylor Creek Isles
Nov. 10th&11th,8a- 2p
Kitchen items, Christmas
items & parts.


HOMELESS, Educated, Single
White Male, 58yrs. old. Smok-
er, Non Drinker looking for re-
lationship. (863)585-6601




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



A 220 OR 440 CSR
position opening.
Call 863-467-0331 for appt.
ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS NOW
A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Driver that
has a Class B and Hazmat.
This is a Must.
863-467-7700


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ad services team. Do you enjoy a fast-paced,
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special advertising sections. This position
requires experience with Windows, knowl-
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techniques and the ability to work quickly
under deadline pressure. There may be some
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Kasten jkasten@strato.net.
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employees are trusted and empowered
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Generous time off program
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Okeechobee County Health Department
currently has openings for:
Health Educator Consultant
View the job announcement and apply online at:
https://oeoplefirst.myflodda.com/logon.htm
For assistance with the People First website, you may
contact the applicant customer service via telephone at
1-877-562-7287, TTY users call 1-866-221-0268.
Job closing date is close of business November 19,
2006. Fingerprinting and drug testing required
EEO/AA/VP Employer

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Entegra Roof Tile Corporation Okeechobee
Has completed its new state-of-the-art cement tile manufacturing facility located
on NE 9th Avenue in Okeechobee applications for the following positions are now
being accepted.
Machine Operators
Tile Stackers
Mechanics
Mechanic Helpers
If you are safety conscious, drug free and looking for a job that will recognize and
reward your capability, pleaesend your resume/application via mail, fax or e-mail to:
Entegra Roof Tile Corp Okeechobee
1289 NE 9th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL. 34974
Fax (863)467-0045
Email zurbina@rooffile.com
Or call the plant office at (863)467-0042
Press 1 to reach our job line.
Applications can be picked up or dropped off from
9:00 am to 11:00 am on Wednesdays at the plant office or printed from our website
at Entegra.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
EOE/DFWP


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


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ASSISTANT
MANAGER
($30,000 to start)
COOK

HOSTESS & SERVERS
For Busy
Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.

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with an ad in the classi-
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


urrondirnuo II
Concrete Construction Com-
pany looking for carpenters,
.. finishers and rod busters.
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heavy concrete placement.
Call (561)543-6051 or
(863)467-5076.



NEEDED FOR
BUSY LAW OFFICE
Must be
organized and
self motivated.
.Fax Resume
& Salary
Requirements to:
863-467-1968
EOE
LYKES BROS., INC.
RANCH DIVISION

Has immediate opening for
the following position:
PART TIME COURIER/
PARTS RUNNER
Candidate must read, speak
and understand English, be
able to lift up to 50 lbs. and
possess a valid Florida
Drivers License.
Applications now being
accepted at:
Lykes Bros. Inc.
106 SW CR 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
8:00am 4:00pm
Affirmative Action/An Equal
Opportunity Employer/
Drug Free Worplace M/F/D/V
Mature & Experienced
Ranch Bookkeeper
Night 863-763-5321 or
Day 863-634-7552
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looking for a highly crea-
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of our ad services team.
Do you enjoy a fast-paced,
deadline-driven, creative
and fun environment? Put
you creativity to the test by
helping local businesses
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advertisements. You'll
work closely with ad reps
to design both retail and
classified display adver-
tisements. You'll also be
involved in producing spe-
cial advertising sections.
This position requires ex-
perience with Windows,
knowledge of Quark and
Photoshop, solid design
techniques and the ability
to work quickly under
deadline pressure. There
may be some evening and
weekend work. This is a
full time position. Apply by
e-mail to Judy Kasten
jkasten@strato.net.
The Okeechobee News of-
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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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g SECRETARY
Big Cypress
... ,Reservation

High School Diploma or GED.
College preferred Minimum 3 years
exp. Excellent computer skills
(MS Office). Min. 50 wpm Valid.
Excellent communication skills.
Valid FL Driver's license. Salary
negotiable with benefits.
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477

-EDUCATION ADVISOR-
Immokalee Reservation
Work with Family Service & Education
Depts. to provide counseling services
to students at home and school.
Develop and follow a Truancy plan.
Bachelor's degree in Education or
Psychology. Masters in Mental
Health/Social Work. MS Word,
Access, Excel, Outlook. Willing to
work flexible schedule.
Fax resume to (954) 967-3477


INTERVENTION SPECIALIST
Brighton Reservation
Work with Family Services and Education
Depts. to provide counseling services
to students at home and school. Develop and
follow a Truancy plan. Bachelor's degree in
Education or Psychology. Masters in Mental
Health/Social Work, MS Word, Access, Excel,
Outlook. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Fax resume to (954)967-3477


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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

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
Oversees and maintains electric motors,
elevators, and warehouse facilities. Also
responsible for ordering equipment. We
offer benefits, paid vacation, and more .
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street, Okeechobee
863-763-5586.


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NURSING CARE WITH A HEART
MAKE DIFFERENCE
Treasure Coast Hospices Big Lake Branch is growing.
Our staff knows that at the end of the
Day they have made a positive difference in the lives of
their patents and families.
RN Branch Director/ Clinical Manager RN Leader to
direct our fabulous patient care team in our Okeechobee
office.
Medical Records Coordinator/ Admin Asst. Use your
computer skills for data entry, chart audits and filing of
patient info.
Please contact Lena Campbell, HR
800-299-4677 772-403-4529 (Fax)
Icampbellktchospices.org
Come Grow with Us.

TREASURE COAST
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MOCK JURORS
$20/hr.'participatingih mock
Trials and focus groups on
weekends in Okeechobee.
Musl De resiide;,i o
Okeecriobee Cry and over 18
Call 1-81100-9.-18-44410lor



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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Rool coaiig, Reijir 10
Mobile Homes & more
No job lo bi] or small Free
estim.les. 863-467-291
Li # 2349 & # 5698


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




WINDOW UNIT- Kenmore
10,000 BTU's. Good condi-
tion. $40. (863)467-4035


DRYER- GE, Looks like new.
Runs good. $65.
(863)675-0104
GAS STOVE, Tappan 4 burner
white. $150.863-675-1553
STOVE, GE, electric, new,
never used, all white, $325
firm. (863)763-8149
WASHER $100 call for more
information (863)675-4675
WASHERS (10)
Commercial grade. Tan.
$200 each. (863)357-1999


ADULT 3 WHEELER- Used,
But in Very good condition.
$90. (863)674-1662
How fast can your ca
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when you seol It In the
classmleds.


Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
L,cense #765
SLIDING DOORS (2), 60"
wide, 75" high. $100
(863)467-6868.-
SLIDING GLASS DOOR, new,
white, for mobile home, with
frame, ..' $385.
(863)634-5236


STROLLER, Excellent condi-
tion. Folds easily. Asking $15.
.(863)763-0625


JACKETS- Lairtrr vljice
Large.& femdires Elr., i.are
& Fur :o031 Ilever worry'
$190. for all (863)357-0125


ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
neg. (863)467-0627
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(1000)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s EXc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943
OLD FISHING LURES
Variety. $50 or best offer.
863-763-4617
STAMP COLLECTION &
SCHOOL BELL & ANTIQUE
CHURN, etc., $500
(863)467-1325


DELL COMPUTER-XP
Office, games, Fast, $175
(863)843-0158
IBM Electric typewriter, 11'
carriage, self correcting, car-
rying case, excellent cond.
J.100 i 86'.1)467-58, '
LOGITECH Quick Cam, ior
Notebooks D'eluxe, new
cond., $25. (863)675-2596


BED RAILS- King size, asking
like new, $15
(863)763-7983
BR SET Queen size, no mat-
tress, dresser, headbord,
mirror, nightstanfd, $75.
863-675-3764 or 673-6226.
BROYHILL HEADBOARD-
white, king size, dressers,
night stand & armoire $350
(863)467-1.662
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. 6' tall, 4" wide. Must
see! $500 (863)763-8943
CHROME & GLASS D/R TBL.
5.8x3 Table only, good cond.
$50.863-675-1553
COFFEE TABLE & 2 End Ta-
bles Wrought Iron w/Glass
Tops. Like new. $250. for set.
(863)763-1457
DAYBED/TRUNDLE- (2) with
mattresses,. $300
(863)763-6936
DRESSER- large,. 54x32x18,
w/back mirror, 8 drawer,
hard rock maple good. cond
$150 (863)763-2458
DRESSING TABLE, with mirror
& stool, cherry, good condi-
tion, $50. (863)763-0141
after 6pm
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
fits a 27" TV, you haul
(863)675-4675
KITCHEN SET- 5'x3', Solid
Oak, Retanglar Very good
cond, w/4 chairs. Pd $450.
asking $125. (863)467-2366
PINE HEADBOARD- King size,
w/frame, dressers included,
all light pine $250 for all
(863)697-6570
SLEEPER SOFA, $50
(863)675-3793


J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
Screen Rooms Carports
r* Room Additions Florida Rooms
j i '-,- I Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaste 1863) 634-2044


SOFA SLEEPER, beige & tan,
new condition, $150.
(863)763-1355
SOFA with pillows, $35. Call
863-675-3764 or
863-673-6226.
WATERBED- Soft sided,
Queen size, like new, $600
(863)634-7864
WING BACK CHAIR,
blue/greeb/burgundy, asking
$75. (863)675-4098


COLT 38, $300 or trade.
(772)461-8822 Ft. Pierce
GUN RACK WOOD, Wall
mount, 22" x 29", exc. cond.
holds 4 rifles, small drawer in
bottom. $15 (863)610-1276
PISTOL- 380 automatic, $250
(502)931-8101
REMMINGTON 700 22/250
cal., scope, sling & case.
Exc. cond. $600.
863-357-5754
REVOLVER- 38 cal. Taurus,
Stainless steel, 2" barrel,
New condition. With extras.
$325. (863)610-1120
SHOTGUN- 12ga, auto, Moss-
berg, $265 (502)931-8101
SURVIVAL 22 CAL. $100
takes it. 863-467-9892


PROFORM 700-S- Magnetic,
Resistance, Eliptical exercis-
er with electronic monitor
$75.(863)674-0098


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$450. Neg. (863)675-7105
or (863)673-5023
GOLD NECKLACE- 14K, 20"
chain with motorcycle medal-
lion, new $150. Asking $100.
863-634-9316.


CEILING FANS (3) 5 blades,
white with light kit, $75 for
all 3 or best offer. Call
863-467-8681.'
CEILING PENDENT LIGHTS -
Beige chain & shade, $50 for
both/best offer. Call
863-467-8681.
FLOOR LAMP- Solid brass
with light on swivel arm,
great for easy chair reading
40 (863)763-2458 ..


ELECTRIC LIFT CHAIR- used
1 year, asking $100
(772)360-5299 Okeechobee,::
HOVEROUND SCOOTER-
Good condition. $500. Or
best offer. (863)697-3299
JET 2 POWER CHAIR electric
wheelchair, w/battery &'
chrgr. Good cond. New $2K,
Sell $750.863-763-4536
.LIFT CHAIR, Beige, $300
(863)675-0548
PRIDE JAZZY WHEELCHAIR
electric, mod#1113 w/joy-
stick. Small turning radius.
Exc.cond. $2300.763-6907
ULTRAMATIC TWIN ELEC-
TRIC adjustable bed w/vi-
brate. features, remote. Exc:
cond. $1200.863-763-6907


AIR COMPRESSOR, works,
$50. (863)357-6617
BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
$200. or will sell separate.
(863)763-1370
CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
for outdoors, 2 lighted rein-
deer & 1 lighted sleigh, $75.
(863)467-0044 ,
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, for out-
side & .niiTied Santa &
Mrs. Ciju., $100.
(863)467-0044
SHELVES- 2, Heavy duty,
4'x4'x8', 5 levels, adjustable,
$100. or will separate
(863)763-5062
,SLEIGH, large, wooden, with
3 reindeer, $50 for all.
(863)763-0141 after 6pm


BANJO- Baldwin, 5 string, old-
er model, very heavy, new
head, strings, xtra strings &
books $350 (863)697-9704
GUITAR- Fender Nashville
Telecaster Deluxe, Exc.
cond., Tweed hard case,
$350. (863)763-8667
GUITAR- Johnson Acoustic,
Black Martin strings, exc
tone, like new, soft case,
$100(863)634-9316
OVATION CELEBRITY GUI-
TAR- w/hard shell case,
curly maple top, $450
(863)357-0344 lye msg
VOX ORGAN-w/rhythm & per-
cussion, complete w/stool,
$200 (772)360-5299 Okee-
chobee .. .


Engraver-Newhermes, Elec-
tric Engravograph w/many
templates & letter sizes includ-
ed $1500 (863)763-7609


FILE CABINET, 2 drawers, $50
or best offer. (863)801-4949


CHIHUAHUA PUPPY Male,
12 weeks old, shots/wormed.
To Good Home Only!
$300/neg. Call 863-697-6618.
CHIHUAHUA PUPPY, 8 weeks
old, very tiny, female, black
w/white markings. $300 neg.
(863)763-7563


CURR PUPPIES, 6 males & 4
females, 8 weeks old, $50
each. (561)644-1957 or
(561)-262-7869
FERRET- healthy, tame, 1 yr
old, rare colors, loves to
play, inclds reg papers, $60
(863)983-3740 Clewiston
PET CAGES- 1 large, 1 medi-
um for traveling, $65 for
both or will sell sep
(239)657-4348
SHEPHERD MIX F, 2 yrs,
Shots up to date, Unable to
care for, loving home only,
Loves Kids, (561)722-3361
SHIH TZU PUPPIES: 6 wks.
old, wormed. Adorable, must
see! $450 for Females, $400
for Males. (863)675-7105



POOL SUPPLIES, Sand filter
w/pump & 4 step w/rail
staircase. $300. Call for
more details.
(863)675-7321


PAINTBALL GUN, Automag,
with paint balls & all acces-
sories. $150 (863)467-8187
POOL TABLE, $150.
. (863)801-1398
POOL TABLE COVER/PAD,
Turns your pool table into a
regular table. $20
(863)610-1276
SET OF GOLF CLUBS -
complete, woods, irons, etc.
Good cond. $125.
:,863-467-9892



STEREO- CD, Cassette player,
AM,/FM fih speakers. $60.
(863)675-0104
STREET EDGE, (2), 200 watt
amps, $175 for both
(863)634-6476 .
SUB WOOFERS (2), 10" Mem-
phis, in ported box,
$260/best offer. Call
(863)634-6476.


HITACHI 40" WIDE SCREEN
Like new, works perfect. $500.
863-261-4999
PANASONIC.High Definition
TV,. 54", Cinema Vision,
$1100 or best offer.
(863)634-8730


CONST. EQUIR For Sale: Lad-
ders 20' & 40', alum walk-
ways, tool boxes, air comp.
S$1500 for all (863)261-6892
GENERATOR 12KW Gudfin
w/ATS LP or Nat gas, New,
never used. $2200.
(863)467-9390
GENERATOR, Porter Cable,
5,500 watts, 2 years old,
used twice. $550
(863)241-1793
HYDRAULIC JACKS(3), 5 ton,
rolling channel. $775
(215)52779221


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LADDER- Gorilla type folding
ladder. Brand new. $100.
(863)610-1120
WOOD WORKING TOOLS: Too
many to list! $2500 for all, will
sep. 863-467-0044 or
863-610-1715
WOODWORKERS- radial arm
saw, joiner/planer, Sanders,
drill press, bandsaw, &more
$1800 (561)718-8580


SHARP 4-HEAD, Hi-Fi Stereo
VCR w/35+ movies, 1 XXX.
$150 or trade for gun.
(772)461-8822

Agriculture





Fanm Misoeflaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA GELDING, white,
12 years old. For intermedi-
ate rider. $1000
(863)763-0367/801-1849
SADDLE- 15" Silverking, black
with two-tone silver. New,
never used. $300.
239-465-1393
SORREL QUARTER HORSE-
4 yr old pony, 14 hands,
broke to ride, finish her your
way. $700.239-465-1393
SWEET PAINT PONY-
brown/white, about 10
hands, $1000
(863)675-5762
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, $2500.
(863)357-JUMP
Buying a car? Look In the
classlfieds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-
fledls.


COMMERCIAL SPRAYER-
Honda XL 32000 psi, 11 HR
$350 (863)675-0247
COOKER/SMOKER, for out-
side, like new, $100.
S(863)357-6617
JOHN DEERE Hydro 185,
17hp riding mower, like new
cond. $895. 863-763-4149
or 561-758-4337
JOHN DEERE walk behind,
54" comml mower, runs &
works great. $895.
863-763-4149/561-758-4337
RIDING LAWN MOWER, 22hp,
Sears, WEEDWACKER &
DUMP TRASH WAGON,
$1750. (561)573-4914
RIDING MOWER- '01 Murray,
12.5 hp, 40" cut, 5 speed,
runs & cuts great $400 neg
(863)517-1704


CALF TABLE- very useful for
goats, sheep's, calves shots,
dehorning, hooves, $200
(863)946-0912

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property.
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



BELLE GLADE- remodeled 1br,
1lba, $325/mo., Call
(786)285-8872 or
moniqueq@comcast.net
IN TOWN (3) APARTMENTS
AVAILABLE NOW!!! 2BR/1BA
No pets. Call (863)763-9225
or stop by406 SW 2nd St.
OAK LAKE APTS., Remodeled
2BR/1BA, screened porch,
$800 mo., 1st, last & sec.
No pets. (863)634-3313 .
TREASURE ISLAND: 1 BR
Efficiency. 1 year lease. $600
mo. + sec. Furnished,includes
utilities. (863)467-5616
Villa, 2br/2ba, $850 mo., 1st,
last & $600 sec., non-smkg.
env., no pets, lawn maint., 1
yr. lease. (863)610-1750
How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
safeds


Beautiful 2BR/2BA house In
Kings Bay. Lakeview, washer
& dryer, a/c, swimming pool.
$900/mo. plus utilities. Call
561-255-4377.
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call Barry
772-216-1461
TAYLOR CREEK WATER-
FRONT, 2br, 2ba, CBS House,
CAC & heat. No pets, Lawn
maint. $850. mo., + 1st, Last
&Sec. (772)971-9474 or
(772)283-1006
The Hammock, 3BR/2BA, 1
car garage,. CBS, quiet cul-
de-sac, lease, ref's req'd,
$1200 mo., 1st, last & sec.
772-465-7443 call for inter-
view.


OKEECHOBEE, (2) 6 acre par-
cels. Hwy 441 & 98, monthly
rent $600/parcel. Barn, Ponds,
Wellwtr,Fenced.561-236-8708



KINGS BAY 1 br w/private
bath. Full house privileges.
$125/wk. + 1/2 util.
863-467-6798
ROOMMATE: Fully furnished
apartment w/Washer, Dryer,
Microwave, Bed, etc. Kings
Bay, $425/mo (787)538-1366


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Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080





BELLE GLADE- Apartment
building for sale. Lg 30
units, CBS, individual me-
ters, Recently renovated. Go-
ing for reasonable price, Call
(786)285-8872 or
moniqueq@comcast.net



BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br,
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above ground
pool, Fla room & screen room
w/jacuzzi, boat house w/lift,
fenced rear yard, full sprinkler
system. Asking $155,000
(863)763-1673
Possible Owner Financing
OKEE. ESTATES, Immaculate
3br/2ba CBS New-roof Corner
lot Pool F/P Tile/lam. firs, Sell-
er motivated! No commission!
Call Buyowner 877-940-7777
Code #67663 for details. :

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OKEECHOBEE PARK
1/2 acre For Sale by Owner
$39,500.
(863)763-3334


Mobile Homes




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





BHR 2/2 Doublewide
$650/mo. $1300 Sec.
Yearly Lease, No Pets.
863-763-4031




LARGE 3br 2ba w/additiont
3 H: r iH p ,i fi i,', ,,d v ,iHi
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MOBILE HOME 1 BR/1iBA
Large porch, 1 acre, fenced
and wooded $650 includes
Eoin i'ulil. (863'3l4-7451
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2BR/1BA,
$500/mo, 1st, last & security
deposit. Fenced in front yard.
No Pets. (863)763-6232.



Manufactured Home, 1995
3/2, selling as is, $10,000.
(863)675-0883
M/H 3BR/1.5BA
100x125' lot. Very Livable
Handyman special Furnished,
many extras: $50,000 cash.
Owner may finance w/half
down. 863-447-6054
PARK MODEL TRLR- 12x36,
26x40 metal car port, all
concrete, rental lot #25 Ea-
gle Bay Roost, $25000 neg.
86)(I..6b'llh 244; -.0055
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!
1996 Fleetwood, 2br/1ba, In
M/H Pk. in Okee. Turn Key,
$20K Negot. (305)345-2472
WANTED: Damaged SWMH
94 or newer, Zone 3
I will move.
(305)409-2341
WATERFRONT LOT, 2BR/1BA
Trailer $175,000 Sally Stone,
Owner/Agent, New Wave
Realty (772)285-5856


Recreation




Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3075


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ACHILLES 10 Ft., Sport Tender
/ Raft. Wood floor w/soft bot-
tom. Great for diving. $475
w/trailer. (863)357-7529
ALUM. BOAT, 14' 20hp Elec
start motor, trolling motor, all
working, trlr w/new tires &
spare $1200 (863)467-0560
BASS BOAT: 2002 Ranger,
520 VX w/225 hp Mercury.
Still under warranty. $21,500.
(863)357-0892
BASS TRACKER '87, 16'6", '92
50hp Mercury Marina, '78 EZ
Loader trailer, runs good.
$2500 (863)467-1401
BOAT, Aluminum-
16', V bottom, 60hp Johnson
and trailer. Runs good. $1600.
863-467-9390
BOMBER BASS BOAT 14' -
50hp Johnson, elect. mtr.,
w/trlr. w/new tires. Exc.
cond. $1800. 863-467-6054


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CANOE- 14' Aluminum, square
back, $275 (863)675-0300
CHRISCRAFT '81, 28ft., 130hp
Volvo, new trans., trailer &
tires, needs rigging. $2500
neg. (863)675-3775
COBIA 17FT center console,
new paint, bimi top & cover,
fish finder, 70 evinrude & trir
$2500 (863) 467-9511
CRISCRAFT '84- 15ft, with
trailer, Chrysler motor, needs
work $300 or best offer
(863)467-4994
DUCK BOAT 14.2' Arthur
Armstrong w/Highlander trlr.
w/new tires. Refurb.w/lock
cover.$1500. 863-467-0371
HOUSEBOAT, 50', needs some
repair, $3000.
(561)261-0766 for appt. to
see.
HURRICANE DECK BOAT 20'
better than new. Loaded.
W/trlr. $17,500.
863-946-6639/634-2401
JON BOAT- 16', full equipped
with trailer, Must See !!,
$2000 (863)673-0242
PONTOON BOAT, 24', 60hp
Evinrude, $2495 firm.
(863)763-9998
PONTOON BOAT w/10' Alum
Top, fishing lights, 70HP
Evinrude, Minikota Troll Mo-
tor $3500 (863)467-8020
RANGER BASS BOAT, 18' w/
custom trailer, 150hp
Johnson, new factory
powerhead & lower unit,
new upholstery. $5500
PONTOON BOAT, 24', w/2003
Mercury 50hp stroke,
w/trolling motor, ready to fish,
too many boats. $3500
(863)255-4935
RAYCHEON RADAR, 10 mile
radius, $300 (215)527-9221
TROPHY, 1997 20 Ft., w/walk
around cabin, 120 hp Merc
Force 0/B, Loran, VHF, Outrig-
g ers...Many extra'sI No trailer.
7,900. (772)473-9479 Garry
'www.glang62@aol.com



TRAVEL TRAILER: 2003 Wild-
erness, 25 Ft. Lite 4500 Ibs.
Exc. cond. Sips. 6, Full Kitchen
& Bath, Queen sz. bed. Sleeper
sofa. Upgraded awning.
$13,500. (863)357-3079




BOAT MOTOR, Johnson Evin-
r~ude, 14hp. OMC. Runs
r, l l. u |l 6:'.l :..'6i-I6 9
GPS, Cobra 500 Haridheld,
n rdllv used i 1.'5
ta6I)I24-02 1. 2

Marine 2 Way Radio, Uniden,
portable, perfect condition.
AD-ng .r100 (86318.24-0801
STAINLESS STEEL PROP- ior
jul rn n oiH 1 ir Ev i'rijriJ .
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Classic Triumph Chopper '69
Project, 650cc, 90% done,
good title. LaBelle area. $2500
(863)674-0898
HARLEY DAVIDSONS 2
ULTRA CLASSIC 2005
3500 mis., ALL the toys.
As new. $18,900.
HERITAGE SOFTAIL SPECIAL
1996,1000's in chrome & ex-
tras. 3600 mis. Must see this
lu, 'io .i ppr .li,111j .I1 500 ,or
be: ,loner (863)634-7021
Day (863)763-5933 Evening
mbrandel@strato.net
HONDA 100 DIRT BIKE '03-
like new, only 60-75 hr? rid-
i' ri tim e, 18 001)
('86 316 5-24 .j8 after '.pm '
HONDA NIGHTHAWK- 884
Ruini & Iook': ioo). 1.12(10
or1 tin Hjtier (863)51 202 .
HONDA XR50 L0: H omplrrlv
Ti Ohiilid-,j from :I,):, '.2-499
WA3169L-7.26b05
KAWASAKI ZL600- %. Low
Hin G,ir keIpi LignHi & lIw Io
ground. Must see. $2800.
Neg. (863)517-2024
MOTOR CYCLE TRAILER,
Single rail, new tires, lights. &
fenders.$1450 (863)674-0898
LaBelle area



ATV TRAILER- new, 3x4,
Stainless steel dump bed,
$175 (863)357-575,4
HONDA 400EX '99, Engine
rebuilt, has custom & stock
plastics & rims, blown head
gasket. $1000
(863)357-1974
HONDA CR85R '06, Big Wheel
Expert, runs & looks great,
comes'with riding gear,
$2500 neg. (863)599-0788
SWAMP BUGGY, V6 eng., 3/4
ton running gear, brand new
tractor tires, $3500.
(863)673-4505

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A/C, 15,000 btu, used 6
months. $100 (863)467-686868
FOUR WINDS '96, 36 ft.,
$9500 (863)517-1207 or
(239)464-3240


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL
WATER AND WASTEWATER CERTIFICATES
Notice is hereby given on the __ day of November, 2006, pursuant to Section
367.045, Florida Statutes, and Section 25-30.030, Florida Administrative Code, of SILVER
LAKE UTILITIES, INC.'S Application to Operate a Water Utility in Glades and Highlands
Counties, Rorida and a Wastewater Utility in Glades County, Florida for the following
described property in Glades and Highlands Counties, Florida:
HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA Water
Township 35 South, Range 31 East
Section 34; All lying south of the center line of Istokpoga Canal
Section 35; All
Section 36; All lying south and east of the center line of Istokpoga Canal
TownshiD 35 South Rance 32 East
Sections 29, 30, 31; All lying south and east of the center line of Istokpoga
Canal
Section 32; All
Section 33; All lying west of Kissimmee River
Section 34, 35; All lying south and west of Kissimmee River
TownshiD 36 South Ranoe 31 East
Section 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 25, 26, 34, 36; All
Section 33; The NW of the NW and the N of the SW of the NW V
And all of the Unsurveyed part of Township 36 South, Range 31 East lying east
of the waters of Lake Istolpoga
Townshli 36 South Rance 32 East
Section 1, 2; All lying south and west of Kissimmee River
Section 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22,
23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35; All
Townshlo 36 South, Ranae 33 East
Section 6; All of the West '1 lying south and west of Canal C-38
Section 7; The SW '/ and the West /2 of the NW
Section 17; The SW lying south and west of the CSX R.R. ROW
Section 18; The West V and the SE lying south and west of the CSX R.R.
ROW
Section 19, 30; All
Section 20; The West of the West V lying south and west of the CSX R.R.
ROW and the West '/1 of the East of the West lying south and west of the
CSX R.R. ROW and the South V of the South V of the SE lying south of the
Kissimmee River
Section 29; All lying south of the Kissimmee River
Township 37 South. Ranae 31 East
Section 5; The South 1/2
Section 8; All
Section 25; The East 1
Section 36; The East '/ :
Townshil 37 South, Ranoe 32 East
Section 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,
22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28: 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36; All
Townshi 37 South. Range 33 East
Section 19; All .
Section 30; The North .
Township 38 South, Ranae 31 East
Section 25, 26; All lying south and west of the C-40 Canal ROW less and except
the West 138' thereof.
Less and except those lands owned by the South Florida Water Management
District.
GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA -Walter
tioihia 3 6 Souh Rance J2 Easl
,,,,, - 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,
22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36; All
Township 39 South Rance 31 East
Section 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,
22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32,.33, 34, 35, 36; All
Town.lio 19 Souln Raneo 32 E ail
.:-..::, i 6 9 IT 18, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33; All
Township 40 South Ranse 28 East
Section 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,
22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2'29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36; All
Township 40 South. Ranae 29 East
Section 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16; 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,
? ?? ?! "1 ? S ? "" ?, 1 t, 31' I/
r ,. l _'" -.' J, '- V. .: ,!j, u,*, iOrr, v In, lt t .t .t -
Section 30; All less and except the NW of the NW
Township 40 South Range 30 East
Section 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36; All
Section 4; The East i2 6f the East of the NE and the South less and
except the North of the NW W of the SE
Section 5; The South 5/ lying east of US Hwy. 27 less and except the East %,of
theNorth c. ::,', ,, m1 it '.
teo.eh1-0 SO In Rane itl Eas
:,,,: ., I : . J 4 ,i ll 1:I,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,
3- 1 2 -. .'5 .." -' '. i 34, 35, 36; All'
Township 40 South Ranae 32 East .
-'Section'41 '6, 7 8, 17 .18, '. i .....
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-, 1 l "' it'L ,.Ir e hiS:l','1 IH. ,- i -, o,'In,' irm. c',:I N ly along said
.0 fl l I: / fi r lf L% /ml I at
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Township 41 South Range 28 East
Section 1,2,3, 4, 5,6,7,8,9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,21,
22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30:' .11. 2 j 5:j .ic. .s


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATIONS
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING .'.,.I c. r.l ei--:r- tr.,- O -,e:r.cb.c Cour.v FPIr.rn,.n Baro Boai.o'.,
:.1 l.|uiprn-,.nri ir,, .,~.,p ai .:.r, Tuesday November 28, 2006 at 7:00 pm n ir.i C ,Cm.,ii'-.,,,
j ieninrg .:,,,0,T, O'..) cr.ot. Co,,ur-,[' ,.,:,unt-.:.,J 31J 1 .1 ,1.*: Okc-vcroib.e Fi'or.n a ic,
,.:,ine r a l ii a I .: r,,- 1-, .:.r,,, i.i. rom me existing classifications of Agriculture (A),
,, ,IT.-r,.:.r n, ,C H,.Io R ..a,.erl.a l,, ,-ea I IrM io:. tr, proposed classifications of Commercial-
efrEH,,-n..rH r...e IH':.', and Neighbothood.Commercial-1 (NC-1). The property owner and
appi.:a s-Ir Wa '-r ; E.age rl..:.i:,r Coach Resort, LLC. The property address is 12798 Highway 441
SE a--' 'i ",'",- in..3 :u..Ia,', *I C. ,I d ,_l: ,-,., '
Tr.3i nc. ,'n ,r, pr- ,--o::-o i.: be rezoned to C-.:-m ,,r-T1r ,,CH.l- :r ,i-.,:.ri,=l o.-irlH (C R'vl i. o ,;e.': Di 3sO

. LOT 29, LESS THE NORTH 10 FEET AND ALL OF LOT 30, BLOCK 6, Li.KEvIEWV
SUBDIVISIONACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3. FP.E HI
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
AND
BEGIN AT THE'HANCOCK MEANDER CORNER ON SECTION LINE BETWEEN SECTIONS 23
AND 24, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE'36 EAST; RUN THENCE SOUTH 42 DEGREES 58'
WEST TO THE SOUTH LINE OF STATE ROAD #15 (ALSO KNOWN AS CONNERS HIGHWAY)
.,F-R F-,. IIT OF bEu.n ilJrG :iF OirjTE it JG 50 FEET MEASURED AT RIGHTANGLES
SF-,.,.1 T.THE CEljTER LrIfE -F -O TaTE ROC.D #15; RUN THENCE SOUTH 42-DEGREES
5. 8 '.ET Tc THE I-"FEErT WATEFA LE.EL OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE; RUN THENCE NORTH
3- ODE.;,E O', WVET i0i FEET RHul THENCE NORTH 42 DEGREES 58' EAST 259.1
FEET TO INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF STATE ROAD #15,AND POINT OF
INTERSECTION BEING 50 FEET MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLES FROM THE'CENTER LINE
OF SAID STATE ROAD #16; RUN THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF
SAID STATE ROAD #15 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
AND
COMMENCING AT THE HANCOCK MEANDER CORNER, BETWEEN SAID SECTIONS.23
AND 24, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, AND BEAR SOUTH 4425'54" WEST A
DISTANCE OF 420.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE BEAR SOUTH
3119'59" EAST ON A LINE PARALLEL TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF LOTS 14 AND 15,
BLOCK 9, PLAT OF FARM LANDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,.A DISTANCE OF 224.59 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE N
42*03'04" EAST A DISTANCE OF 198.79 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF
WAY OF STATE ROAD 15; THENCE BEAR NORTH 32'44'41" WEST ALONG SAID
SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 214.83 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH
44'24'54" WEST A DISTANCE OF 191.02 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
AND
COMMENCING AT THE HANCOCK MEANDER CORNER BETWEEN SECTIONS 23 AND 24,
TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, AND BEAR SOUTH 44P2554" W A DISTANCE OF
420.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 31*19'39" E ON A LINE
PARALLEL TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF LOTS 14 AND 15, BLOCK 9, PLAT OF FARM
LANDS OF CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 224.59 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR S 4203'04" WEST TO
THE INTERSECTION WITH THE 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE;
THENCE BEAR NORTHWESTERLY ALONG SAID 17 FOOT CONTOUR LINE TO A POINT
LYING SOUTH 4424'54" W OF THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE BEAR N 44024'54" EAST
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
AND
COMMENCE AT THE HANCOCK MEANDER BETWEEN SECS 23 & 24, TOWNSHIP 38S,
RANGE 36E, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA & BEAR S4425'54"W A DISTANCE OF 420
FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR S31019'39"E ON A LINE PARALLEL TO THE
SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF LOTS 14 AND 15, BLOCK 9, CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY,
A DISTANCE OF 224.59 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE
S3119'39"E A DISTANCE OF 224.38 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEARi N39'51'15"E A
DISTANCE OF 206.82 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
STATE ROAD 15; THENCE BEAR N32"44'41"W ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY
LINE A DISTANCE OF 214.82 FEET; THENCE BEAR S42'03'04'W A DISTANCE OF 198.79
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
That portion proposed to be rezoned to Neighborhood Commercial-1 (NC-1) is described as
follows:
LOT 8, 9, 10 AND 11, BLOCK B, LAKEVIEW SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be
continued to Tuesday, November 29, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. In the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change in zoning will be held before
the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. in the County
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida.

ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC
HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or
the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or
hearings will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based: County Clerk and
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk
and of the Planning DepartmenL
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2006-0649 and R-2006-0650


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Township 41 South Ranoe 29 East
Section 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,
22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36; All
Township 41 South Rance 30 East
Section 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,. 21,
22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36; All
Townshio 41 South Ranae 31 East
Section 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,
22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33; All
Section 25, 26; All lying north of the north line of the SCFE R.R. ROW
Section 27; All less and except the South lying east of the west ROW line of
US Hwy. 27
Townshlo 41 South Range 32 East
Section 4, 9, 16, 21, 28; All lying West of the 1918 Merriam Meander Line of
Lake Okeechobee
Section 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29; All
Section 30, 31, 32, 33; All lying north of the north line of the SCFE R.R. ROW
Township 42 South Ranoe 29 East
Section 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,
22, 29, 30; All
Section 23; All less the East 292' of the NE of the NE '/4
Section 24; The S % of the West 12 of the West 1/2
Section 26; The North V1 less and except the SE of the NE 1'/
Section 27; All less and except the South of the SW and less the South '2
of the SE V
Section 28; All less and except the South 12 of the SE '4
Townshio 42 South. Rance 30 East
Section 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18; All
Section 13; All lying north of the SR 78 ROW less and except the SW of the
NW V,
Section. 14; The North V2
Section 15; All lying north of the SR 78 ROW less and except the East ' of the
East '/ of the NE of the SE '1 and less the West 170' of the SW of the SW
1/4
Section 16; The West of the NE of the SW of the SE /1 and the North %
less and except the NE of the SW and less the East of the NW of the
.SW1
Township 42 South. Rance 31 East
Section 4; The North 1
Section 5; The North and the North % of the West sof the NE of the SW
and the North 31 of the NW of the SW and the South of the SW of
the NW '/ of the SW and the NW of the SW of the SW '4
Section 6; All
Section 7; The North 1/ of the NW ,
TownshiD 42 South. Range 32 East-
Section 4; All lying north of the north line of the SCFE R.R. ROW
-Less and except those lands owned by the Board of Trustees of The Internal
Improvement Trust Fund of The State of Florida.
GLADES COUNTY. FLORIDA Wastewater
Townshio 42 South Range 29 East
PARCEL # 1:
A parcel ofi ,. ,i i.i within Section 20 and 21, Township 42 South; Range 29 East,
Glades County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the
Souti one-quarter corner of said Section 20 andrun:N8959'1 E, along the South line of
the Southeast one-quarter of said Section 20, a distance of 50.00 feet to the East right-
of-way line of .31.: R.id 00 Th,l.nce N00"1119"_F it .- r;rght f w -1 line, a dis-
tance of lH.- 11" r' ,. H.'";'h ,,p i m e,,- v.,ir, i, 01 Ii',- lo'l,,i i i,.,an (3/8) of the
.,,alir.a .i 0 -.1Hl .,.7u r.u ;r kA 1.1 -1), 'i l'. 4 ,.,,, I' ,,;l b: ,,H.',. ,' hI : I.r,',.:l ..' in4
t i n, 't /e",'iro i,, ,u 1r l, ,,:. :, I:.: f e 1 t', t it,)' ..nc hr '. "o'll.i '.'-.. ,~'i. l .50'r -

I WO, u ll 1 9f j 0 ,9 j it 'l ,' ,'': I Ih-ri I I--1:1 .- h. ,i, I .Ii 0 . 1 5. ,l ."
feet; The .r- hi ) 09.-JJ E 3alo, Ui Ei I I f.i a11 ,, I r .;'.,o'- I,,' r.
of 32.20 rI er e i p. r,, ,;i, I, N,.,,-rue ,' ,1 ,p l / i t. f / ,. ..j .',". ,',:..- '-"
Thence at :,"' .j i ia l i, ? ,l r, , ,.O I,,, 6 : -,',, i. .1,i ,,, 1, ,:,;' I '.- I, i i i..,...,n .
courses, 'Hs iE Ja '* f .d. Ii 'E .'&.4 i:f' i I_.li. t a .i.1i i. l.
and S35O02'55"E a distance of 30.10 feet to a point on the South line of the Northeast
q.-, 7 ruirH ,:' :., '. ,' 1,' .1 i ,i-. ".'. i"'.'o i .a1,iaj, ,- 1'H i',:i..t to the
"010u. "1 l 'i re 011 tu., i I a:' i 0.1i ,i ,'if, 'H.i :ii 1,i, Hr... r 20-09'E,
ill.j 5,:. all'lhl' 1 rl, ('s r lt r l I,' J,:r 1," u' r r ,:, -,., l',;l,, 21 i ,,1 jHla',4 ,'l'r,:-n '. a -,
ri ).r Ei0 l I 1t,1 .1 ,]l:1j," f ,1 J JJ J l t I ,:. Ihle ltrtiI l,,)rl.,-,r o l ." o,
ru.-l |l.7l.'l .'.r i 'l H i ll 4 1,r., r- 1.1 4I 1 11i 1 iS m lb, fI.' H i,' j.If,, 4K '.W I
nr .,.t:.,l Aa) r : .1 'HH, ,'i .',:, ,:'i.: 11 Trin ,e i,: i 11 i .1, ,: ,j.. -if 814.51
feet;Thence S8907'43"E a distance of 665.78 feet; Thence S89043"E a distance of
665.78 feet; Thence NOO*09'14"Ea distance of 1061.14 feet.to the Southerly right-of-way
i, .,: ,-I Ponsi ( ;,'.:.1" r :Il ),;,:f i;l' f j i J ,: ,.1. 91 feet to the
ic ,,lr. /ii hi t o, l rw: ,i a I h',t: ,,) ,"l ,', ,'., Ln ,-; .. ,u:. .. .,1 i u ;,. .I
64 11 5 j ,' ', 0 ii.i 1 s a,. '' l i( : i 4 ,, ." '. ,"- ". f ] ,,. ,, ,'
i l j l /) r (. ri [. j i- ve .,ry j IL l t ."'. 'l i ': '..' i .' u. ir\ ru i 1 i: f:t i' i Ii I
86'36'33 and a radius of 130.00 feet, and having a chord length of 178.33 feet and a
chord bearing of S43"08'41"E), a distance of 196.51 feet to the end of the curve; Thence
S00'09'35"W( along the Easterly right-of-way line of Pollywog Crossover SW a distance
i '<..<' -IO .1Htc? ior. I C a".''.i iit al" j ,. alr" l. 5 .1 IH.I .
feet Northwest of,( a;.: s< ,u i; p .cn,.. ij, 4u .1,\ I tn ir ,,i, IPi, ,, i,. ,i iI~ ..i
H, j .](; H I, o',t It a f I ; "' I i I '.' r l ' .1 : ,.,i'll'I,' '1 I.,. I Ihii -
I1H .il"I, il :, ,,u ,, 1 1 i n,::.I 1 ,,' ,', .ij, r ',"' ". .'""a

: ,r t.'1ic w, nl c H Ln N.a J, 44-'1t ,a lI, 1,p .N'e : ,. : n ir t :ln:
ight of-wa: line, a distance of 223.ju 05 eet; Thence 89 ."242 ,. ang the South.' Ie of

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Point of Beginning of the parcel of land herein described; Thence NOO23'O9"E, along said
right-ol-way line, a distance of2237.05 feet; Thence S8924'27"E, along the South line of
the North 435:00 feet of the Southeast one-quarter of said Section 17, a distance of
795.01 feet; Thence NOO23'09"E, along the East line of the West 845.00 feet of the
iti ia ,,io.e i-. fi; ,:i aij i-.,-i;., 1-, a distance of 435.00 feet to a point :, I,.:
NCl.r, ,nir ,,;r1 o, .ufr ':t o .^-,uJnr i :, ai \t ^ ,'i, i r fr,,- i :,': *'.i' "J i ',
dre'.' ,;1 Iof /,9 1. ll /,:, irhr N,,,i,, ,. I ,.:,,,.-, ... ",: m ,:,,jl r" ,:,r* .iu ..,, : .9,,
S e c tio n 1 : l i e ,- ,,,; 1 1 N1 : t . r -,r .i 'i c ,r i : .f V :, W i . ,
16); Ther, ""JI, '. _F ai :ac, ,i " ".e:,-,, t i. :.,,r" ..i -,:n,,, .


ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT GIVES
WRITTEN NOTICE OF INTENDED DISTRICT DECISION
The District gives notice of its Intent to Issue a permit
to the following aeplicant(s) on December 12,2006:
F.,i 0D uT. '~'truir LLC .1 ii. ':idr, 1,: Vero Beach Fi ~il1- 3 ,I; i;.-
S).ni. :.'. I -rn,: P .IH i ... l.d in Indian :1i, ,oJ O. ,i-' r.,-i
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t a i, -ct p tit : i io : .t.r r a h m t~r a ,ic,, r,- i .l.'tr ruui re u n se,
dtorh II'Is R.u 2010. 201, lI.l fl'.lll IA psrao [,'n whso isobstasa l : intre [t a l're o Lrma
anIs ir1. 6 nl I 1l2..5 I I ll(2. or n I .( l ilt AH. pll
.-Ia ll ia r in rmt., hie]a:ri n mi it. t .In 'Jn. e. :. 1: 1 i .n'l m.n' sL. I o h in
fl 4e 2. 6.: IA' i nl l. 0 l I -1 l : ,jl 1- l i
A ,. iio tor wdmr. inir- 0.in .1 .r ingi U ei.-eId t,.id .. .Mn l ir,-I IT h m l-,
l.o ne r I d' bli.the .'isarni lr a fti, 5 :0 p :.m ., or i II..foFr, or
S T. ll" r 1 ,TDI L I ri ,l. Je ia or li n 1 ) A ilr'l i ry l 1 I s e1 1 lJ : i Ill,
1 T11' I 'll il| l'h .ll ll:ll 1:11 iL r.1f1, I wN t ,- l. l | ) ,: h i : .. ) ',l Ij l, 11,hjr1 0'. I

a ,: il cn i. i ,,,t ;.,1i t ,i;i;,,ri1, .i w th Sections 120.54(5)(b)4.
iei. i ,, i i Z pl o :i 0 1l,,o1. iul1- i l on) i Aloter 28-106, FA:C. The Dis-
i:n, ia i,,,i ,, tr iing.aw w'v, .r., r, 1,' w Td; i: f as explained below. Media-
ini lu i :ui n .t.t" '1 'ir, in I t n. ] et O bl fJt.ii
A person whose substantial interests or may be affected has the right to a formal
administrative hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.571(1), F.S., where
there is a dispute between.the District and the party regarding an issue of material
fact. A petition for formal hearing must also comply with the requirements set
forth in Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C. A person whose substantial interests are or may
be affected has thae right to an informal administrative hearing pursuant toSec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57(2), F.S., where no material facts are in dispute. A peti-
tion for an Informal hearing must also comply with the requirements set forth in
Rule 28-106.301, EF.A.C.
A petition for an administrative hearing is deemed filed upon receipt of the complete
petion by the District Clerk at the District Headquarters in Palatka, Florida. Peti-
tioner received by the District Clerk after 5:00 p.m., or on a Saturday, Sunday, or
l a e finil,.I shall be deemed filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular District
a.u:,,b:: dffy The District's acceptance of petitions filed by e-mail is subject to
certain conditions set forth in the District's Statementof Agency Organization and
Operation (issued pursuant to Rule 28-101.001, Florida Administrative Code),
whch is available for viewing at www.srwmd.com. These conditions include, but
are not limited to, the petition being in the form of a PDF file and being capable of
being stored ands printed bythe District, Further, pursuant to the District's State-
ment of Agency rganhlzation and Operation, attempting to file a petition by fac-
simile is prohibited and shall not constitute filing.
Failure to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the requisite time frame
shall constitute a waiver of the right to an administrative hearing. (Rule
28-106.111, FA.C.)
The right to an administrative hearing and the relevant procedures to be followed are
governed by Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, Chapter 28-106, EA.C., and Rule
40C-1.1007, F.A.. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to
formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means the District's final ac-
ion may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. A person whose
substantial interests are or may be affected by the District's final action has the
ight to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements
set forth above.
Gloria Lewis, Director, Division of Permit Date Services
St Johns River Water Management District
174551 ON 11/10/06

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CANCELLATION OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
BANKING SERVICES
Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida, hereby CANCELS "Banking
Services for Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of
Court and Tax Collectoru .
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, orida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Flonrida
174805 ON 11/10/06

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sel your used Items In fleds and make your
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Thence S8928'28"E a distance of 2661.85 feet to the Northeast corner of the Southeast
one-quarter of said Section 16 (also being the Northwest corner of the Southwest one-
' quarter of said Section 15); Thence S8703'37'E a distance of 2647.46 leet to the center
of said Section 15; Thence S870O3'37E, along the North line of the Southeast one-quar-
ter of said Section 15, a distance of 1100.14 feet to a point on the Northwesterly right-
of-way line of State Road 29; Thence S3 75827'W, along said Northwesterly right-of-way
line, a distance of 1669.60 feet to a point that is 1280.00 feet North of (as measured per-
pendicular to) the South line of said Section 15; Thence N8713'21"W, along a line that is
1280.00 feet North of (as measured perpendicular to) the South line of said Section 15,
a distance of 14.49 feet; Thence N87l11'20"W, along a line that is 1280.00 feet North of
(as measured perpendicular to) the South line of said Section 15, a distance of 59.81 feet
to a point on the East line of the Southwest one-quarter of said Section 15; Thence
N87"11'20"W, along a line that is 1280.00 feet North of (as measured perpendicular to)
the South line of said Section 15, a distance of 1540.35 feet to a point that is 1320.00
feet Northwest of (as measured perpendicular to) the Northwesterly right-of-way line of
State Road 29; Thence S37O58'27"W along a line that is parallel with (and 1320.00 feet
Northwest of, as measured perpendicular to) the Northwesterly right-of-way line of State
Road 29, a distance of 1565.72 feet to a point on the South line of the Southwest one-
quarter of said Section 15; Thence continue S37"58'27"W a distance of 249.39 feet to a
point on the East line of the Northeast one-quarter of said Section 21; Thence continue
S37'58'27'Wa distance of 2288.71 feet a distance of 1162.10 feet; Thence SOO*09'27'W
a distance of 334.56 feet; Thence N8923'56"W a distance of 99.41 feet to a point on the
East line of the Northwest one-quarter of said Section 21; Thence N8923'29"W a dis-
tance of 1997.94 feet to a point on the East line of the West one-quarter ol the Northwest
one-quarter of said Section 21; Thence NO007'39"E, along the East line of the West one-
quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of said Section 21 a distance of 2327.66 feet to the
Northeast corner of the West one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of said Section
21; Thence N8946'54"W a distance of 666.32 feet to the Northeast corner of Section 20,
Township 42 South, Range 29 East; Thence N89*16'30"W, along the South line'of the
Southeast one-quarter of said Section 17 and the North line of said Official Records Book
216, Page 879, a distance of 2607.31 feet to the Point of Beginning.
PARCEL #3:
A parcel of land lying in Sections 20, 21, 28 and 29, Township 42 South, Range 29 East,
Glades County Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence atthe
North one-quarter comer of said Section 29 and run N8959' 17E, along the North line of
said Section 29, a distance of 50.00 feet to the East Right-Of-Way line of State Road No.
720 and the Point-Of-Beginning of the parcel, of land herein described; Thence
NOO11'19"E, along said East Right-01-Way line of State Road No. 720, a distance of
1010.58 feet to a point on the North line of the South three-eighths (3/8) of the Southeast
one-quarter of said Section 20; Thence S8941'44"E, along said North line of the South
three-eighths (3/8) of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 20, a distance of2610.91 feet
to the East line of said Section 20; Thence S89*04'36"E, along North line of the South
three-eighths (3/8) of the Southwest one-quarter of said Section 21, a distance of
2119.83 feet to a point that is 1320.00 feet, measured at perpendicular angles, from the
Northwesterly Right-of-Way of State Road No. 29; Thence S3758'27", parallel with and
1320.00 feet from said Northwesterly Right of-Way line of State Road 29, a distance of
4602.48 feet to the South line of the Northeast quarter of said Section 29; Thence
,' I 11 a ', :,,1 i ',,.H,", ,,. n',l,,I' .- I. .,HI ,1 ih -,e,'/.,.' i ].-
. fjh,.: ,;.1 i;.. . i h'.l.- "; ', ': ( 1. h ,! ,,1 ti- l ,',- l hif hallW ,, I,- u lbr :i o w qujrri, ,;,t
said Section 29; Thence SO29'46W, along said East line of the West one-half of the
Southeast one-quarter of said Section 29, a distance of 2598.21 feet to the North Right-
SOf-Way line of State Road No. S-731; Thence N8940"36"W along said North Right-Of-
Way line of State Road No. S-731, a distance'of 1243.85 feet to the said East'Right-of-
Way line of State Road 720; Thence NOO06'28"E, along said East Right-Of-Way line of
State Road 720, a distance of 100.00 feet; Thence S8940'36"E a distance of224.69 feet;
Thence N0029' 11"Ea distance of 311.50 feet; Thence N8940'36'Wa distance of 226.75
feet to the said East Right-Of-Way line of State Road 720; Thence N0006'28"E, along said
,,h ,.l'",H il-... ". aj,.HIe, .;;. H i' :I l TmP,,,-:rS8956'03"E
i 2./";"h-,- 1'),I' '"". ' ,,' "* v )t .i i .' , iii.. ,-'. : i I t" ,':i Thence con-
H i a ,:rv1,-,,r.i.: H ircHI t n,nIce continue NOO31'38"E, a distance of
.. ,,i' r'i, .;:, ;,,4H.? l ,',: .,i. ,.- oF 1280.97 feet to the Point-Of-Beginning.

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The Northeast-Quarter of Section 20, and the West-Quarter of the Northwest-Quarter of
Section 21, Township 42 South, Range 29 East, Glades County Florida.
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/ :, ,1..4 i ,. ii,', -L" .i ,l,, Hr ,,'N .,1 ,H i, Sl',,i i ,iri ;w, bn .. (1,Co-J Io.8i 10.-r 1 at
1 1 at ." l ,r In , i0 Fr ,- i : ,r l, A .0 3 /: f ',an.:.-.1 )l iof- :', r la,7 lrrlr l, l
in,, I,',,: e .:1.-'. ,r .oHt i ..H. r c ", ..u0 lu, l r ,'0 ,. '.il a r, r 1.1,,, of
.1.'v.7 1, .' '' ~ -- IO. i H- i oom -v an f p.:.;l .nA7ra i4 fo i r5,:i nr0]- ; I
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i;i ,7,: ,i ,:'H r.r.H. (J C ,,. H., Hr, .0a.7,7 r.jujrfii'.Iu. rrI.r ,;,;,r,rH ri. ,'i.-c. -1r- H eI;
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IW14 'l r r'.c. 4" IA- H H if" .rii 1 "11''. I ll ,1,O IS.. .j.irr- i .l S'. r b S UJ'
an intersection with the northerly Right-of-Way line of said Pollywog Crossover Road;
mer.n:, .5i0 lb ". l along said northerly Right-of-Wayline, a distance of31.18 feet;
m,,lrs: IN 5" f J i' continuing along said Right-of-Way line, a distance of2316.32
*, tn,, ,,: 'r i, I 12" W a distance of 89.92 feetto an intersection with the said
easterly Right-of-Way line of County Road No. 731, thence N. 0 10' 39" E. along said
Right-of-Way line, a distance of 2617.40 feet to the said Point of Beginning of this
description.
And the following:
Section 15; The south half lying westerly of SR 29 ROW
Section 16; The south half
Section 21; All lying westerly of SR 29 less the east half of the NW of SW.
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For further information about the territory description, contact Martin S. Friedman, Esquire
at (407) 830-6331 .
Any objections to the Application must be.made in writino and filed With the Director,
Divisc-, ,, .. ...,-,,, ;....-..i. h-,i mo.3 .lil-.: [. _',,~" ~ I.:,.3 J lIJ l. .,
,..,(, ]., r li .|i-. f i:, ',, 3,, r, I u r H.I.,:t ;,,,,);|,:,r.\ t 'ifill,;i LLf)' -INli Nl W .l t-al .
I '.. '.,.,I- I.,1 '. H.a: i_ -i, M.r, ,r i .r, hlh.:i r, 1. ] 1i IrNH: I NJO ,.e a l .-
objection' must state the grounds for the objection with particularity.
Silver Lake Utilities, inc.
106 S. W. County Road 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF INSTALLATION
OF A USED DWELLING UNIT
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Board of Adjustments and Appeals on
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a PERMIT
APPLICATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A USED
DWELLING UNIT in an Agriculture (A) zoning district. The
property owners are Gordon and Julie Sanders. The applicant
is Joshua Sanders. The property address is 17620 NW 288th
Street and Is more particularly described as follows:
Easti h of the East V/ of the North I/. of the North % of Tract
1, Section 22, Township 34 South, Range 33 East,
Okeechobee County, Florida. Also known as Lot A of Tract
1, Viking.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday,
November 29, 2006 at.7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments
and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made and that the record Includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based.
Planning, and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # M-2006-0271


Automobiles




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





BUICK ESTATE WAGON '90-
only made 1 year, $1200 or
best offer (863)763-2890

Buick Roadmaster, '93, ps,
pb, ABS, cruise control, new
tires, brakes & rotors,
$1200 neg. (863)674-0007

CADILLAC DEVILLE- '90, No
Rust. Must see to appreciate.
Dependalle & Runs great.
$2200 (863)357-7529 Lv msg

CHEVY IROC, '89, great shape,
motor runs great, ice cold
a/c, $1200. Call Heath
863-634-6006 anytime


DODGE INTREPID SPORT,
1997 Excellent condition,
$2,500. Call 863-357-9997.
FORD CROWN VICTORIA
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
FORD ESCORT- '94, 4 door
Wagon. Runs good! $1000.
or best offer. (863)634-1220
HONDA CIVIC '92- 4dr, look
nice, 4 cyl, $2500
(863)835-3521
LINC TOWN CAR '84- Must
see to appreciate, $1800 or
best offer (561)358-2628 or
(863)675-2610
LINCOLN MARK VII '92, 5.0,
V8, auto., low miles. $1800.
(863)675-7105
LINCOLN MARK VIII '97 2
dr, coupe, auto, all pwr, a/c,
V8, exc.stereo sys., 130k mis.,
very clean.
$5K.863-674-0874
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '94,
runs good, $900.
(863)801-1398
MAZDA 626,'97, runs good, 4
dr., great on gas, $2499.
(863)230-0014
MAZDA PROTEGE- '93, Good
car. New tires. Needs motor.
Have a another motor to put in.
$500. (863)228-6141
MERC ZEPHYR SW '81- runs,
needs TLC, straight 6, Clas-
sic, $1000 or best offer
(863)634-7598








Okeechobee News, Friday, November 10, 2006 1i


I Pbic Notice


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A VARIANCE
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Board of Adjustments and Appeals on
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the County
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse,
304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a
VARIANCE to allow 2 building signs of more than 200 square
feet in area in a Commercial (C) zoning district The property
owner is Okeechobee 441, LLC. The applicant is Home Depot
USA, Inc. The property address is 2700 Highway 441 South
and is more particularly described as follows:
A PORTION OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN
SECTIONS 27 AND 28, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 200, PAGE 415, PUBUC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID
SECTION 28, BEAR NOO06'56'W TO THE NORTHERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF CHARLES W. HARVEY
MEMORIAL HIGHWAY (WOLFF ROAD EXTENSION), AS
DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 359, PAGE
700, PUBUC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 40.00 FEET (40.81 FEET PER
DEED) TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE BEAR
SS9I19171W ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF CHARLES W. HARVEY MEMORIAL HIGHWAY, A
DISTANCE OF 158.32 FEET; THENCE BEAR NOO0751"W,
A DISTANCE OF 180.09 FEET; THENCE BEAR
N8954'58'W TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST
RIGHT-OF-WAY UNE OF STATE ROAD NO. 15 (U.S. HWY
441), A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR
N0010'23"W ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
STATE ROAD NO. 15 (U.S. HWY 441), A DISTANCE OF
361.29 FEET; THENCE BEAR N8948'13'E, A DISTANCE
OF 200.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NOO02'34"W TO THE
INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF
THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL
RECORD BOOK 200, PAGE 415, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF
269.05 FEET; THENCE BEAR N89*18'28'E ALONG SAID
NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND
DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 200, PAGE
415, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST UNE OF
SECTION 28, A DISTANCE OF 158.52 FEET; THENCE
CONTINUE N89"18'28"E ALONG THE NORTH
BOUNDARY LINE OF THAT PARCEL OF LAND
DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 200, PAGE
415, A DISTANCE OF 640.87 FEET; THENCE BEAR
SOO"10'23'E ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF
THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL
RECORD BOOK 200, PAGE 415 TO THE INTERSECTION
WITH THE SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY UNE OF
CHARLES W. HARVEY MEMORIAL HIGHWAY, A
DISTANCE OF 811.59 FEET; THENCE BEAR S89"19'17W
ALONG THE SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
CHARLES W. HARVEY MEMORIAL HIGHWAY, A
DISTANCE OF 641.80 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL CONTAINING 721,457
SQUARE FEET, 16.5624 ACRES.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday,
November 29, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of Adjustments
and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made and that the record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based.
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # V-2006-0157

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION AND
CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the
Okeechobee County Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and
Appeals on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse,
304 NW'2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request
for a change in zoning from the existing classification of
Commercial (C) to the proposed classification of Residential.
General (RG) and to consider a Special Exception to allow for
single family attached or multi-family dwellings at a density of
7.5 units per acre in a Residential General (RG) zoning district.
The property owner and applicant is OK Ventures, LLC. The
property address is 8454 Highway 441 SE and is more
particularly described as follows:
Being a parcel of land lying in Section 9, Township 38
South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida.
Being more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Hancock Meander corner between
Sections 4 and 9, Township 38 South, Range 36 East;
thence along the Hancock Meander line S 6131'49" E a
",:ln ,:, ,t i.? 38 1- I,'. Iu rdiar M ,-,Cal r C:,'r.. [hri r..:."
L:. 13 c., Bi .:v 5 Farr. L nd- .:,1 ir.,
c.r:,r'. lsalt.',' L .'nd C fre'pne ..:.:.d'r,.n I.:. Ir-, Fla[ irr-..:.r
,'; -,COre, I lt I, O I 1 f Ig 1 5 .0 th- Pulil..: fi .,:u.rd
of Okeechobee County Florida S 5412'06" E a distance of
S500.13 feet; thence along the northwesterly boundary line
of said East 'A of Lot 13 of Block 5, if projected in a
southwesterly direction to a point on the south Right-of-
Way of State Road 15 (Conner's Highway) 3 3449'30" Wa
distance of 219.84 feet to a point of beginning; thence
continue along the northwesterly Boundary Une of said
East V' of Lo 7 3 l Bi ..:. 5 i p r.:.ra.--.. , urr erl
direction to a pr.:.r.i l ..n,g :Or, ir. 17 Corari.ur L.r.c. ,t La. ,
-Okeechobee S 3449'30" W a distance of 270.79 feet;
thence along the 17' Contour Une of Lake Okeechobee to
the southwesterly comer of Official Record Book 301, page
398 and 399 Public Records of Okeechobee County,
Florida S 5035'45" E. a distance of 294.50 feet; thence
along the westerly boundary of said Official Record Book
301, page 398 and 399 to the southerly Right-of-Way of
State Road 15 (Conner's Highway). N 34*58'38" E a
distance of 274.12 feet thence along the Right-of-Way of
State Road 15 (Conner's Highway N 5115'05" W a
distance of 294.98 feet to the Point of Beginning. Bearings
are based on N 5057'20" W for the Right-of-Way of State
Road 15 (Conner's Highway)
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are riot
heard, the hearings shall be continued to Wednesday,
November 29, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a
change in zoning will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 9:00 am
in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BE HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person
deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the Clerk and of the Planning
Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2006-0648 and S-2006-0657

OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS CDBG
CONTRACT NO. 1 REBID
Sealed bids for construction of the WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVE-
MENTS COBG CONTRACT NO. 1 will be received by the OFFICE OF THE EX-
ECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY, until 2.:00 m
Wednesday December 6. 2006 at which time the bids duly submitted will be
opened publicly and read aloud. Any bids received after the time and date speci-
fBed will not be considered.
This project is for the construction of the following: New Effluent Fiters, Slab, Pip-
ing, Electrical and Controls; New Electricasl.boratory Building; and Miscellane-
ous Equipment
Bids may be submitted by completing the bid schedule listed in the Proposal.
The successful bidder shall be required to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority successful experience in building, mechanical, and
electrical construction of projects of similarity and complexity.
All work performed shall be in accordance with the Contract Documents which may
be examined at the office of the ENGINEER, Metzger &'Wpillard, Inc., 8600 Hidden
River Parkway, Suite 550, Tampa, FL 33637, Telephone 1813) 977-6005/Fac-
simile (813) 977-0593. A copy of the Documents may be obtained from Metzger
& Willard, Inc., upon payment of $125.00 for each Document, which includes
postage and handing by First Class US Mall. Return of the Documents is not re-
quired, and the amount paid or the Documents is non-refundable. Partial sets of
the documents will not be provided.
A ceritfed or cashiers check on a national or state bank or a bid bond in the sum of
not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to The
Okeechobee Utility Authority shall accompany each proposal as guarantee that
the bidder will not withdraw from the completion alter the opening of proposals.
In the event that the contract is awarded to the bidder, he/she will enter into the
contract and furnish and pay for the required performance and payment bonds.
Failure to do so may result in the Okeechobee Utility Authority retaining the bid de-
posit for liquidated damages. Proposals shall be prepared, addressed and sub-
mitted in compliance with detailed instructions as set forth in the Instructions to


Bidders.
Performance and payment bonds in the full amount of the contract price shall be
written by a surety company, acceptable to the Authority licensed to do business
in the State of Florida and listed in the Department of Treasury Federal Register.
All bonds (bid, payment and performance) shall be countersigned by a Florida
registered agent.
The Okeechobee Utity Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids, with or
without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities, or to accept the Bid(s)
which in its judgment best serves the Okeechobee Utility Authority. All bids shall
remain open for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of bid
opening.
The Okeechobee Utilllty Authority
By: John F. Hayford, PE, Executive Director
1 O0 SW 5thAvenue
Okeechobee FL 34974
174106 ON 11/9-15/06


NISSAN MAXIMA- '93, Runs,
Needs minor repair. $700.
(863)228R-6141


PONTIAC GRAND PRIX- '80,
Good condition. $1000. or
hoct nffr fAM R7.-10Q70 ....-


Iulic Nti


Change In School Board Meeting Date
The regular meeting of the Okeechobee
County School Board for November
will take place on Tuesday, November
21, 20086, at 6:00 p.m. The purpose
of this meeting is the annual reor-
ganization of the School Board and
consideration of regular School Board
business. The meeting will be held in
Room 303 of the School Board Ad-
ministrative Office located at 700 S.W.
2nd Avenue. The meeting is open to
the public.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
173104 ON 11/3,10/06

NOTICE OF SALE
70 West Self Storage
2190 SR7O West
Okeebhobee, FL 34972
Sat. Nov. 18th @ 9:30 AM
Unit #218 AngeaaWindham
UnOt #246HugoYates
Unit #466 Daniel Salazar
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Community Events


OLDS 98 '89- 4dr, white, blue
interior, $2100 or best offer
(561)358-2628 or
(863)675-2610,
TOYOTA COROLLA '98 4 dr,
auto, a/c, all pwr, CD, new
tires, good mpg, minor body
damage. $3K 863-673-6173
VOLVO 240, '93, Great for new
driver, built like a tank,
$1900, Or best offer.
(863)634-4518
VOLVO 740 ELE '85, 4 door,
good body, engine, trans-
mission, needs wiring under
hood. $400 (863)467-8041


FORD ROADSTER 1927 -
small bik. Chevy, everything
brass, chrome or S/S. Exc.
cond.$19,500. 946-6639 msg



SKID LOADER- CL55 Ford,
Runs & works good. $6500.
Neg. (863)517-2024



JEEP WAGONEERS (2) both
run, fix up one use other for
parts $2300 (863)673-0242
JEEP WRANGLER '89, V8
Chevy 350, 33" tires, auto.,
hardtop. $7500 firm. LaBelle
(863)674-0898


EASY GO GOLF CART, three
wheel, runs great, $500 or
best offer. (863)675-6214
after 6pm


CARTOW DOLLEY
Good condition. $500.
863-467-4860 .1
DASH COVER, for Honda Civ-
ic, $25. (863)447-5374
FORD BRONCO II '88- good
body, needs head, manifold
gaskets, rebuilt trans, $300
or best offer (863)467-4994
JEEP BRA, with Jeep Logo
sewn in, square headlignhs,
$50.(863)44 7-5374
TIRES, 4, Super Swampers,
34"xl Q.50" About 70% tread.
$500. (863)697-8785
Tires;, Interco Swamper
TRXUS.M/T, 285/75/16, fits
stk. full sz. truck/Jeep/SUV,
$200 firm., (863)227-4302
TONNEAU COVER Sportsmas-
ter Slant side & Rubber bed
mat, fits '99 to '06 Chevy 6.5
bed. $150. (863)467-9927.
TRANSMISSION- rebuilt
4L60E, $400 or best offer
(863)467-8856


CAMPER TOP- Fiberglass, Ap-
prox. 59"x 75", Good condi-
tion. $150. (863)675-2852
CAMPER TOP- For on Ford,
SGood condition. $250. or
best offer. (863)697-6618
FORD F150 '84 e-ve cord..
67k mis, cold Jc $2300.
863-467-7391
FORD F150 '88, 5 spd, 4.9L,
wide tires & rims, short wheel
base, engine needs work..
$400 firm. (863)467-8041
FORD F250 SUPER DUTY-
'99, Standard. V8 Low mi.,
Clean $5500 863-467-1877
or 321-403-7805
MITSUBISHI- '88, For parts or
fix. Needs head. Good trans.
& tires. No battery. $600.
irm 1663)983-7807
MITSUBISHI PICKUP. 89 4
cvl., 35mpg rurs gieai,
$2499. (863)835-3521


FORD ESCAPE 2001:-:
Mid Size SUV. 4cyl., 5 spd..
Crijie, Air, Greal con0itiori
$7500.863-634-7021 Days
or 863-763-5933 Evenings
mbrandel@strato.net
NISSAN PATHFINDER '04 -
21k mis, like new cond.,
$21,200. 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell. Okeechobee
TOYOTA- '89, 4X4, Good con-
dition. $2500. or best offer.
(863)675-3979-


HOME MADE TRAILER- 6 X
7. Need tires. $75 or best of-
fer. 863-447-6054 Iv.msg.
HOME MADE TRAILER 7X16
Need tires. $400 or best of-
fer. 863-447-6054 Iv.msg.
TOW DOLLY- lyr old, asking
$600 firm (561)909-7367


DODGE VAN '91, needs a little
work, $500 or best offer.
(863)357-2250

Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


Community Choir rehearsing for Cantata
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, is holding rehearsals for the eighth annual Christmas Cantata. The
rehearsals are being held at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W
Second St. The cantata will be presented the weekend before Christmas
Dec. 15, 16 and 17. Singers should be able to match pitch and read
music somewhat. The rehearsals are fast-paced and loads of fun. Winter
residents are always welcome. For information, call Ms. Perry at (863)
634-7714.

OHS will host puppet show
Okeechobee High School, 2800 U.S. 441' N., will host the puppet
show "Rip Van Winkle" in the OHS auditorium at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1. Tick-
ets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second Ave. For informa-
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BHR Fire Dept. plans bake sale
The Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire Department will hold a bake sale
at the fire department on S.R. 78 in Buckhead Ridge on Saturday, Nov. 18,
from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Homemade noodles and a variety of baked
goods will be available. For information, call (863) 467-6596 or (863) 467-
4551.

Sign-ups for youth programs ongoing
Registration for the Upward Basketball and Cheetleading programs is
open now through Nov. 21 at the First Baptist Church Recreation Out-
reach Center, 310 S.W Fifth St., for boys and girls in grades one through
six. For information, call (863) 467-7625.

Ministry plans Thanksgiving dinner
Grace Ministries of Okeechobee will hold their 20th free community
Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 23. This meal is available to any-
one who would like a meal. You may join us at Grace Brethren Schools,
701 S. Parrott Ave., from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. To help provide this free din-
ner, they are also looking for monetary donations to purchase the food.
Checks can be sent to Grace Ministries, P.O. Box 663, Okeechobee, Fla.,
34973. They will also need people to cook the turkeys ahead of time;, 'hd
volunteers to serve and do deliveries on Thanksgiving Day. For informa-
tion, or if you need a dinner delivered to your home, call Bonnie at (863)
763-5803.

Eastern Star hosting breakfast
Okeechobee Chapter #128 Order of the Eastern Star will host an all-
you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. The event is open to the public. Breakfast will
be served from 8 until 11 a.m. The menu includes homemade biscuits
and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, hash brown casseroles, grits, bacon
and sausage; fruit, coffee and orange juice. For informationland the sug-
gested donation, contact Mary Ann Holt at (863) 634-8087. ,;

Window decorating contest planned
All local businesses are invited to participate in Okeechobee Main
Street's second annual Christmas Window Decorating Contest. Win-
dows should be decorated by Nov. 28 prior to the city's annual lighting
ceremony. The judging will take place on Dec. 9 following the Christmas
Parade. The winner will be awarded a plaque for the year to display as
being the Christmas window decorating winner. For information, contact
Okeechobee Main Street executive director Lydia Jean Williams at (863)
357-MAIN.

R.0A.D. group
The Recovering Okeechobee After Disaster (R O.A.D.) executive
meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St., at 1 p.m. followed by the R.O.A.D. meeting.
For information, contact Jim Vensel at (863) 357-4177.

Library hosts Cracker storyteller : ,
On Friday, Dec. 1, Judge Nelson Bailey \\ill present a Florida Cracker
history program entitled "Cow Hunters, Cow Whips and Cur Dogs" at
the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W 16th St., at 7 p.ri. Come learn
about 500 fascinating years in Florida's history as seen through the story
of the horse and co\v in Florida This program is sponsored by the Florida
Humanities Council and is free and open to the public.

Holiday Tour of Homes planned '
The Holiday Tour ol Homes is back this ,ear and Uill take place on Fri-
day, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Many beautiful
homes hae been scheduled for the tour but there is always room for one
more. For information, call Bill Casianal (863) 824-2702.'

Bike ride benefits mission
The Old Men Riders Club is having a 125-mile bike ride around the
lake on Dec. 2 and is asking businesses, churches and individuals to
sponsor each participating bike; All bikes are welcome. The money
raised will benefit Big Lake Missions Outreach, a non-profit mission: Rid-
ers will meet at the Brahman Theatre parking lot, 1500 S. Parrott Ave.,at 8
a.m. For information, call Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841;or Larry
Tackett (863) 357-1780.

Church hosting bazaar
An old fashioned bazaar \\ill be held Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Chuich USA, 312 N Parrott Ave. There will be many
hand-crafted items like new white elephants, baked goods and much
more. The event is sponsored by the ladies of the church, and proceeds
will go to toward missionary projects. Doors will open at 94.m. For infor-
mation, call Eleanor at 1863 1 763-6928

BHR church planning bazaar
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will hold their annu-
al bazaar and luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Therewill be a variety of homemade crafts and baked goods. Soup, sand-
wiches and drinks \\ill be available. For information, call i863) 357-6500.

Local club plans fashion show '
Eastern Star, Okeechobee Chapter # 128 will host their 10th annual
fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Okeechobee
Shrine Club, 1855 S.W, 53rd. Doors will open at 11 a.m. Lunch will be
served at 11:45 a.m. All clothing to be modeled will be furnished by local
shop owners. Therewill be aTea Cup Auction and prize give-aways. Tick-
ets are now available. For information or tickets contact Margaret C.
Smith at (863) 467-8020 or (863) 634-1487; 6r, Mary Ann Holt at (863)
634-8087.

Raid on Fort Pierce re-enactment planned
The Raid on Fort Pierce, the sixth annual CMil War re-enactment, will
take place at Savannas Recreation Area, 1400 Midway Rd. in Fort Pierce
on Saturday, Dec 2. and Sunday, Dec. 3 The camps will be open Saturday
from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. There are battles throughout the day with the
main battle at2 p.m. On Sunday, the camps will be open from 9 a.m. until
3 p.m. with the battle at I p.m. Fees are adults, $3; Children, $1; under age
6, free. Parking is $1. All proceeds benefit the Saint Lucie County Sheriff's
Explorer Post 400. The event is hosted by 8th Florida Company C, 75th
Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. For information and admission fees
call Anita Errico-Smith at (772) 465-7608, or civilwargal@cs.com; and
Lou Rausch at (772) 359-6541, or Greyriderl863@aol:c6m. *:*

VFW post plans craft bazaar
Big Lake VFW Post #10539,3912 U.S .441 S.E., will hold their annual
Christmas craft bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Bis-
cuits and gravy will be served. For information and fees, call Shirley Jarrell
at (863) 467-9450.. .... -

OFC will host Caribbean Christmas
The Main Street Caribbean Christmas will be held Monday, Dec.4, at 7
p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus, 610 S.W Second Ave. Tick-
ets are on sale at the Main Street office, 111 N.E. Second Ave. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-MAIN.

Free identity theft seminar planned
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. (DMCC), a 501 c(3) not-
for-profit corporation, will be holding a free identity theft seminar Tues-
day, Dec. 12, from 2 until 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. DMCC wants to stress the importance of finan-
cial literacy and assist the educational needs of the Okeechobee commu-
nity. ,


elp 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. ."

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.


Art festival slated:forFeb. 24-25
The Top of the Lake Art Fest will be held Feb. 24 and 25 in Flagler Parks
#3 and 4, and will be Okeechobee's first juried art show. For information,
contact Okeechobee Main Street at (863) 357-MAIN.

Main Street plans annual barbecue
Okeechobee Main Street will host its fifth annual barbecue March 2
and 3, Those wanting to take part in the event should call (63) 357-MAIN.

Diabetes support group meeting site changed
The diabetes supportgroup meetings scheduled for November and
December %\ill not be held at Raulerson Hospital. For information, call
the hospital's public relations director at (863) 824-2702.

Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need ofvolunteers to help man the skate
park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the week.
We will provide training and background screenings. For information,
contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.

Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be host-
ing God's Time a morning of free organized Christian activities that
includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and their pre-school
children. The event will be held each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
Child care will be provided for infants during the class. For information,
call (863) 763-4021.

VNA offers flu vaccines
Flu vaccines are now available at Visiting Nurse Association, 208,S.E.
Park St., Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon and from 1 until
p.m. There is no charge with Medicare Part B; otherwise, the cost is $30
for the flu vaccine and $45 for the pneumonia shot. For information, call
Anna or Debbie at (863) 357-2197.

Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales on
Thursday and Friday, every other week until the first of the year, from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4242.

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volunteers
are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local meetings are
held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina Pop-
per at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit wvw.floridasac.org.

Legion wants names of service personnel
The Okeechobee American Legion Memorial Post #64 is putting
together a list of Okeechobee men and women who are on active duty
and currently serving in all branches of military service, National Guard
and Reserve units. Please call Post #64 at (863) 763-2950 and ask for
Commander Dan Fennell. Or, send a note listing the branch of service,
name, rank and uniLnumber to: American Legion Post #64,50.1 S.E. Sec-
ond St., Okeechobee, Fl., 34974.

Church offers religious education classes
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W Sixth St., will be offering reli-
gious education classes for children. Registrations for Catholic Christiaf
Doctrine (C.C.D.) are now being accepted. Classes for children in grades
kindergarten through ninth 'will be held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:35 p.m. For information, call the parish office at (863) 763-3727.

Church hosting new adult class
A class entitled Renewing Your Mind will be held each Sunday at 9:30
a.m. at Abundant Blessings Church, 4550 U.S. 4-41 N. The adult class will
be taught by Reverend Adams. The subject is key to releasing a person's
potential and is essential for physical and emotional health. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-3736.

YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and copy
toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward school sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, or at The
Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracv 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 mes-
sage. The,donation is tax deductible.

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

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

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, offers
a continuous 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, dr (863) 763-0437.

Volunteers needed to plan.parade .......
People are needed from a cross section ofthe 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.mr. 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 inJob search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right employ-
eeor job. For more, visit their .web, site at www.tcjobs.org; or,. call
(863) 462-5350*'" .





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