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Okeechobee News

Vol. 95 No. 181


Corps makes
Zone C releases
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(Corps) will begin a Zone C
regulatory release from Lake
Okeechobee to the St. Lucie
Canal and Caloosahatchee
River on Thursday, June 30.
However, if heavy rains con-
tinue and Lake Okeechobee
continues to rise, the Corps
will evaluate the options to
initiate Zone B regulatory
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Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Construction efforts to build the best volcano took place at the WeeCare Child Care
Center on S. Parrott Avenue on Wednesday. Young construction workers, (not in order)
A.J. Sanchez, Ricky Harris, Hunter Ellsworth Juan Pacheco, Anthony Harper and Jesus
Nieto, all helped out in the building.

DUI cases

tossed over

breath tests

Judges in Seminole County
are making it difficult for prosecu-
tors to win DUI cases and are
demanding answers from the
state in regard to breath alcohol
tests that it cannot provide.
According to Chris White, the
chief of operations for the state
attorney's office in Seminole
County, defense attorneys are
demanding that the state and
manufacturers of breathalyzer
machines provide information on
how the machine works. Their
argument claims that their clients
have the right to this information.
And the judges apparently
agreed. Since the argument was
first raised in January of this year,
the issue has come up in about
500 cases where people have
been charged with driving under
the influence in Seminole County.

And, many of those cases have
been thrown out.
However, the manufacturing
company (CMI) refuses to pro-
vide the information because it is
a trade secret.
Caught in the middle of the
argument is the state of Florida.
Defense attorneys are
demanding that the state turn
over schematics and source
codes for the Intoxilyzer 5000
breath-alcohol testing machine
currently approved for use in
Florida by the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
FDLE monitors, tests and certifies
breath-alcohol testing machines.
However, says the state, they
can't turn over that information.
"Defense attorneys are asking
See DUI- Page 2

Zoning board

OKs requests

despite protests

Drought Index
Current: 46
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.80 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
12.61 feet
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Community Events ... .4
Crossword ..... .10
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
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Jess Gornak looks at life from a different angle while enjoying some outdoor playtime
on Wednesday before the afternoon rains. Jess attends a summer day camp program at
the WeeCare Child Care Center on S. Parrott Avenue.

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Tuesday night meeting
of the Okeechobee County Plan-
ning Board/Board of Adjust-
ments and Appeals was livelier
than usual.
Even though all but one of
the proposals before the board
passed, there was considerable
controversy with area residents
voicing their opposition to most
The board granted two spe-
cial exceptions, denied one vari-

ance and recommended three
zoning changes.
The two proposed special
exceptions drew the most pub-
lic comments.
Frank and Mary Jarvis, prop-
erty owners, and Debra Nagler,
applicant, petitioned the board
for a special exception to allow
for a dog boarding place for
training, breeding or raising of
dogs in agriculture zoned prop-
erty located on U.S. 441 SE. near

See Zoning Page 2

Planners suggest council

amend building

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
City planners agree that
those who want to build a struc-
ture that reaches higher than 45
feet in the industrial zoning dis-
trict will need to come before
them and request a special
At its meeting Tuesday, the
City of Okeechobee Land Plan-
ning Agency approved to rec-
ommend to the city council to
amend Section 90-345 (4) of the
Land Development Regulations
specifically related to the maxi-
mum height of structures within
the industrial zoning district.
Currently, the maximum
height restriction is 45 feet. The
city council voted earlier this
month to delete height require-
ments from the deed restric-
tions in the city's industrial park

and allow builders to
before the planning agen
special exception. Thi
after a request was m
increase the height restrict
60 feet. The vote by thi
Planning Agency relates
structures within the inr
zoning district, include
industrial park.
In other action, the
approved to recommend
the city council change t-
use designation of prop
110 N.E. 12th St. from co
cial to multi-family zonir
property, belongs to C
Goodbread, and its plan
is for a new apartment
A description of surro
property shows vacant 1
the north, vacant land a
gle family homes to the
commercial businesses

height rule
come U.S. 441 to the east and vacant
cy for a land to the west.
is was James LaRue, city planner,
ade to said the change from commer-
ction to cial to multi-family zoning is a
e Land small scale amendment to the
s to all city's Future Land Use Map and
dustrial fits in with the city's compre-
ng the hensive plan.
The City of Okeechobee
agency Planning Board met following
nd that the agency meeting and
he land approved recommending to the
>erty at city council a rezoning request
)mmer- from David and Anita Nunez.
ng. The The designated property
George includes lots lA, 11 and 1J lying
ied use between the plat of Okee-
t com- chobee and the western shore-
line of Taylor Creek in Section
funding 15, Township 37 South, Range
land to 35 East. The rezoning request
nd sin- asked to change the zoning
along See Planners Page 2

Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Basketball camp
Second through fifth grade students attended basketball
camp held at Yearling Middle School on Tuesday. Coach
Nathan Owen taught campers basic skills to help them to
improve their game during the four-day camp. Sixth
through eighth grade students will be able to enjoy bas-
ketball camp for their age group from July 11 through
July 15.

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Corps makes Zone C releases from Lake Okeechobee

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Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)
will begin a Zone C regulatory
release from Lake Okeechobee to
the St. Lucie Canal and Caloosa-
hatchee River on Thursday, June
30. However, if heavy rains contin-
ue and Lake Okeechobee contin-
ues to rise, the Corps will evaluate
the options to initiate Zone B regu-


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able at for the source code because they
hobee. know we don't have it," said Laura
contact .Barfield, FDLE's alcohol testing pro-
3) 763- gram manager.
Basically, the source code is the
software that runs the breath-alco-
iS hol testing instrument and is specific
to that machine.
day "If I were to get the source code, I
USDA, could build an intoxilyzer," said Ms.
n now Barfield. "There are four different
housing manufacturers in the United States,
id low- and it isahighlycompetitive field."
Ms. Barfield went on to say these
'or this same judges are throwing out many
345 to of the field sobriety tests conducted
of our by members of law enforcement
because of the source code issue. A
ednes- field sobriety test gives supportive
evidence to the officer and tells them
if they are dealing with an impaired
"But, the source code (for the
machines) has nothing to do with
field sobriety tests," added Ms.
Locally, this argument has not
been raised, said Judge Shirley Bren-
nan, who hears on average about 15
DUI cases a month.
"I'm familiar with what's occur-
ring, but I've not ruled on it in Okee-
chobee. It's not been raised," she
said. "There are certainly different

latory releases.
Zone C regulatory releases are
constant each day and may last
longer than the 10-days. This
means that over a 10 day period, a
Zone C release to the Caloosa-
hatchee River can lower the lake
0.20 ft. (average of 4,500 cfs/day),
and a Zone C release to the St.
Lucie Canal can lower the lake 0.11

issues that arise and they (defense
attorneys) may feel this is a viable
argument to aid their defense."
Judge Brennan would not com-
ment on how she would rule if this
defense was brought up before her.
"I can't tell you how I will rule,
because that would be improper,"
she said.
Local law enforcement officials
also said they have not heard of this
"We haven't run into any of this,"
said Captain Darrell Loar of the Flori-
da Highway Patrol. "There is an
implied consent statute that governs
that, and we don't have to explain
how the machine works."
He explained that the law
enforcement official that maintains
the machine will testify in court as to
how the machine works and if it is
working properly.
FHP, he added, use instruments
belonging to agencies in the county
where troopers make the arrest.
Capt. Loar said FHP does own a few
of the machines but none are in the
Treasure Coast 19th judicial district.
Deputy Cliff Gill handles the
maintenance of the intoxilyzer
machine for the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office, and has been
doing so for about 18 years.
"I do the monthly inspection on
the instruments and if .anything
needs to be repaired I send it back to
the facility," he said.

ft. (average of 2,500 cfs/day). These.
releases could continue until pulse
releases can be resumed, provided
rainfall and inflow do not continue
to cause Lake Okeechobee water
levels to rise and require a Zone B
release. Discharges are adjusted to
accommodate local runoff and
changes in the tidal cycle.
Zone B regulatory releases are

However, like the state, he does
not have the source code.
And CMI, like the other three
companies that manufacture the
machines, is not divulging that infor-
Ms. Barfield said it's possible that
CMI will go to federal court and seek
an injunction against having to
release their source code informa-
"They need to protect their
assets," she added.
Ms. Barfield said those who take
care of these machines, such as
Dep. Gill, do not need the source
code to check and calibrate them.
They are calibrated every month
and must be operating correctly to
get the correct reading. If not, the
machine is pulled from use as evi-
She said machines are tested
with known outcomes and the
readings must be within 5 percent
of the known numbers. If a
machine doesn't, It is removed from
"The machines in Seminole
County are adcurate and reliable,"
said Ms. Barfield. "If not, it would be
shown in documents to the state
attorney's office. I have conducted
two approval evaluations myself to
show the machines were correct."
Still, the argument is being raised
and Seminole County judges are
ruling that the state must provide

constant each day and may last
longer than the 10-days. As a com-
parison, over a 10 day period, a
Zone B release to the Caloosa-
hatchee River can lower, the lake
0.29 ft. (average of 6,500 cfs/day),
and a Zone B release to the St.
Lucie Canal can lower the lake 0.15
ft. (average of 3,500 cfs/day). Dis-
charges are adjusted to accommo-

the source code.
Mr. White said this argument has
also been raised in Brevard, Volusia,
Orange, Bay and Broward counties.
Judges in those courts have denied
the argument.
Currently, indicated Ms. Barfield,
only the judges in Seminole County
are upholding this argument.
"From case law in other states,
judges have denied the argument,"
she said.
Despite the rulings from the
judges in Seminole County, Mr.
White said they are continuing to
prosecute DUI cases.
"DUIs come to us via a citation,
and whether we take it to court or
not is not the issue," said Mr. White.
"They're there, and the citation can
be the charging instrument."
He went on to say he doesn't
know why only the judges in Semi-
nole County are ruling this way,
even though judges in Brevard
County which is also in the same
jurisdiction as his office have
denied the argument.
Mr. White said a hearing was
held in Brevard County and was
attended by several judges. The
state attorney's office put on evi-
dence at the hearing and a repre-
sentative from CMI was there to
answer the judges' questions and
explain why the company would
not provide the source code for
their machines.

date local runoff and changes in
the tidal cycle.
Tuesday's lake level was 15.69
feet, which is 3.05 feet higher than
this date last year, and in Zone C of
the WSE (Water Supply/Environ-
ment) regulation schedule.
For further information, please call
the Jacksonville District Corporate
Communication Office at (904)232-
2236 or (cell) (904)614-4976.

"This is not a fad, it is a serious
matter," he said. "We have to. fig-
ure out a way to approach the
problem from a legislative view.
The state may have to contract
with a company that's willing to
make their source code public.
"But, most major companies
aren't going to give up their trade
secrets," he added.
One way around the source
code issue is to use a blood test.
But, if the suspect won't allow their
blood to be drawn then a warrant
to compel the suspect to give their
blood would have to be obtained.
"There has been some consid-
eration to getting search warrants
and have them drawn up and then
just plug in the specifics. It could be
done fairly quickly," explained Mr.
The only other way to overturn
the rulings is by appeal.
"Where we feel it is appropriate
we have filed appeals," said Mr.
White. "We consider our appeals
on a case-by-case basis."
In the meantime, Ms. Barfield
said the state is getting ready to
update the intoxilyzers currently
being used in Florida.
Ms. Barfield said the Intoxilyzer
5000 has been used in Florida since
1984, but the state will be upgrad-
ing to the Intoxilyzer 8000.
"But, the issue will also apply to
the 8000," she said. "It's not going
to go away."


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Blue Cypress Resort.
Ms. Nagler said she wished to
build an upscale resort and spa for
dogs. She said the dogs would be
kept indoors most of the time and
she promised lavish landscaping
that would blend in with the neigh-
The neighbors were not so con-
vinced and cited, noise, odor
and traffic.
Neighbor Norma Stafford
*- expressed concern that the pro-
posed facility would devalue the
property. With that number of
dogs, she also expressed concern
for cattle, horses, children and her
own dogs.
Patricia Groves .who lives
across U.S. 441 from the proposed
facility, said that traffic is bad now
and it will be worse.
"I don't want to be across the
street from a place that boards 100

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dogs," she said.
She, too, complained of noise
and odor.
Ms. Nagler said she presently has
17 dogs. She lives in a residential
area in West Palm Beach and has
received no complaints. She called
herself a "dog whisperer" or
behavior specialist.
She said that dogs bark because
of stress, and that her dogs do not
bark. She said dogs would not be
running up and down the fence and
that traffic would be minimal. She
said the dogs would be indoors and
could not be heard barking from the
outside. She promised that the facili-
ty would be washed down daily
with bleach.
Planning Official Bill Royce
noted in addition to the Florida
Department of Transportation, the
South Florida Water Management
District and probably the Florida
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection would have to review the
In response to concern about
large dogs, Ms. Nagler said she did

not breed put bulls or mastiffs. She
only breeds show dogs.
Board member Ted Kelchner
asked if pit bulls could be restricted
from the facility.
But, board attorney John Cassels
noted that that would be hard to
enforce, since it is legal to own a pit
The motion passed with the
qualifications that the facility is set
back 600 feet from the front of the
property, with 150 setbacks to the
sides and rear and the number of
dogs allowed are limited to 50.
In addition, Ms. Nagler would d
be limited to breeding her own
KM&M Investments, LLC, prop-
erty owner, and Ben Tucker, appli-
cant, requested a special exception
to allow a video arcade in a com-
mercial zoned district on S.R. 78
near Okee-Tantie Campground and
Mr. Royce expressed concerns
about parking. He said he would
recommend granting the request if
parking could be accommodated.
Attorney Devin Maxwell repre-
sented the applicant. He said the
arcade would be geared toward
mature people of retirement age -
the type of people who would also
be attracted to bingo games. He
added that the residents in the area
desired such a facility.
As to parking concerns, Mr.
Maxwell said the owner promised
to install up to 40 parking spaces:
Laura Keller, who owns the adja-
cent RV Park, expressed concern
that if parking were a problem,
patrons of the facility would park on
her property. She requested a priva-
cy fence to cut down on the noise.

Larry Hicks, manger of nearby
Mayberry's RV and Mobile Home
Park, expressed concern that the
arcade would attract kids and
would be a cause for increased
crime in the neighborhood.
Board member Joey Hoover
noted that it is commercial property
now and a restaurant could go in
without a special exception. He said
he would rather see an arcade than
a restaurant or a bar on the property.
He favored screening to confine
parking to the property.
The request was granted provid-
ed that the property is fenced with
an opaque material and the hours
of operation are limited from 10
a.m. until 11 p.m.
Sylvester and Penny Butler had
two requests for the board. In order
to build a series of triplexes on
C.R.15B, they requested a zoning
change from residential single fami-
ly to residential general. The board
recommended that the Okee-
chobee County Board of County
Commissioners approve the zoning
The Butlers also needed a vari-
ance from the minimum lot width
and minimum lot area require-
Staff recommended denying
that request because it would be
too large a variance from the mini-
mum width and area requirements
for such a development. The board
honored staff's request and voted to
deny the variance.
It was noted that, if commission-
ers approved the recommended
zoning change, the owner could
put in duplexes instead of triplexes
on the property with requesting a

Ronald Thornberry and Harvey
and Janet Thornberry requested a
change in zoning from residential
single family to neighborhood com-
mercial 2 for property on the north
side of S.R. 70 E. between N.E. 42nd
Terrace and N.E. 44th Terrace.
Mr. Royce noted that because of
local characteristics the change in
zoning is reasonable.
Attorney Philip Berger, who rep-
resented the Thornberrys, said the
property would be limited to small
stores and offices.
Area resident Sollie Corbin said
that traffic was horrendous already
and that the proposed businesses
would make it worse.
Dennis Stiles also expressed
concern over traffic.
Mr. Royce noted that access to
the property would have to be off
The board voted to recommend
that the county commissioners
grant the request.
BHH Pines, LLC, requested a
change in zoning from residential
mixed to residential general for
property on N.W 10th Avenue. The
stated purpose for the change was
to allow for multifamily units.
Despite the objections of adjoin-
ing property owner George
Leonard, the board voted to recom-
mend the request.
Mr. Leonard feared the proposed
development would cause an
increase in crime. He also cited
noise and drainage problems.
Before making a decision on the
requests for zoning changes, county
commissioners will conduct pubic
hearings on each request at 9 a.m.
on July 14.

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from holding to residential single
family. The property owners want
r to develop the property.
.^ Mr. LaRue explained that the
term holding, as a zoning classifi-
cation, relates to land they are not
sure how to zone and it remains
- as holding until a decision is
made that would be consistent
with the existing development to
the north, south and west. He said
the Nunez rezoning request is
consistent with the city's Future
Land Use Map.
The rezoning was approved
on condition that the applicant
can establish that the property is
not part of the Taylor Creek
. Drainage Basin.
In other action, the planning
- board approved recommending
- to the city council that they
approve the addition of a lot to a

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planned housing project pro-
posed by Mr. Goodbread. Accord-
ing to Mr. LaRue, the request was
consistent with a former action to
make the whole parcel multi-fam-

During a break, the city plan-
ners agreed to change the starting
times of their meetings from 7
p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Good news
Everglades Elementary School wishes everyone a happy
summer and at the same time announces the fact that
their FCAT score was a B.

Hargraves graduates Eckerd's leadership program

graves, human resources man-
ager of Eckerd Youth Develop-
ment Center, operated by Eckerd
Youth Alternatives, has graduat-
ed the organization's Leadership
EYA inaugural class.
Hargraves, who joined EYA in
1992, was honored by President
and CEO Karen V Waddell June
9, during the organization's
Board Development Conference
June 8-10 in Clearwater. .
"I'm delighted that Rick is a
member of our initial leadership
education class," Waddell said.
"He is truly devoted to helping
the young men at EYDC every
Hargraves completed a.year-
long course with 22 other lead-
ers-in-training that the organiza-

tion sponsored during four two-
day sessions. Subjects included
financial and business acumen,
human resource issues, and
marketing, advertising and fund
development basics, as well as
visits to EYA programs, repre-
senting four models.
"It was an honor to be select-
ed for the training. I was able to
gain a wealth of knowledge from
the classes and from the other
participants," Hargraves said.
Hargraves, a graduate of Troy
State University, earned a bache-
lor's degree in criminal justice.
About the Eckerd Youth
Development Center
Established in 1982 at the for-
mer site for the Florida School
for Boys in Okeechobee, the
Eckerd Youth Development Cen-

ter offers boys ages 13-19 a struc-
tured, caring environment that
emphasizes positive change to
break the cycle of delinquency.
Eckerd Youth Development Cen-
ter helps approximately 272
troubled males and their families
each year.
About Eckerd Youth Alterna-
Eckerd Youth Alternatives
. (EYA) is one of the nation's lead-
ing providers of services for at-
risk and troubled youth. As a pri-
vate not-for-profit organization,
EYA serves more than 9,900
youth each year. Since 1968,
more than 63,000 young people
have been helped through a
range of 40 residential and com-
munity-based programs: out-
door therapeutic treatment,

juvenile justice, re-entry pro-
grams, and youth foster care,
and early intervention and pre-
vention services. Headquartered
in Clearwater, Eckerd Youth
Alternatives has 1,400 caring
employees and provides youth
programs in eight states: Florida,
North Carolina, Georgia, Ten-
nessee, Ohio, Vermont, Rhode
Island and New Hampshire. To
learn more, call 727-461-2990 or
visit our Web site at www.eck-
Photo caption: (1 to r) James
T. Swann, chairman of EYA's
board; Rick Hargraves, human
resources manager at Eckerd
Youth Development Center; and
EYA President and CEO Karen V.

Law Enforcement Activity Log Florida officer warns community groups of scams

City Police
June 20
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, S.W.
Sixth St.
Prisoner, S.W. Second St.
Assist another department, U.S. 441 S.
'Intoxicated driver, U.S. 441 S.
Disturbance, S.E. Second Ave.
Alarm, N.W. 11th Ave.
Alarm, N.W. Second St.
Reckless driver/unfounded, S.E. 12th
Hit and run/police service call, S. Par-
rott Ave.
Alarm, N.W. Ninth St.
Alarm, S.W. Sixth Ave.
Disturbance, S.W. Sixth Ave.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, S.R. 70
Traffic stop/seized tag, S.R. 70 E.
Disabled vehicle, S.W. Seventh Ave.
Alam, S.E.Park St.
Dik irbance, N.W. Ninth Ave.
Alarm, N.W. Second St.
Alarm, S. Parrott Ave.
Disturbance, S.W. Second St.
Prisoner in custody, S.W. Second St.

June 21
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, S. Par-
rott Ave.
Juvenile problem, S.W. Sixth Ave.
Alarm, N.W. Fifth Ave.
Alarm/cancel, S.W. Park St.
Alarm, S.W. Park St.
Reckless driver, U.S. 441.
Forgery, N.W. Sixth St.
Roadblock, U.S. 441 S.
Traffic accident, N.W. Fifth St.
Assist another department, Douglas
Disabled vehicle, S.W. Park St.
Missing person/runaway, N.E. 11th
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Larceny/theft, N.E. Park St..
Civil matter, S.W. 10th St.
Traffic accident, U.S.441.S.
Alarm, N.W. Fifth St. -
Mentally ill person, S.W. Second St.
Police service call, S. Parrott Ave.
Escort, S.E. Third St.
Disturbance, N.W. 12th Ave.
Roadblock/obstruction/found property,
U.S. 441 S.
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.W. Park
Attempt to contact, S.W. Second Ave.
Intoxicated pedestrian/prisoner in cus-
tody, S. Parrott Ave.
Verbal threats, N.E. Park St.
Animal complaint, N.W. Fifth St.
Suspicious person/vehicle, N.W. 11th
Landlord problem, N.E. Sixth St.
Police service call, S.W. Third St.
Alarm, N.W. Park St.

June 22
Police service call, N.W. Second St.
Alarm, N.W. Park St.
Reckless driver.
Suspicious person/vehicle, N.E. Park
Forgery/counterfeit, N.W. Ninth Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, S.E. Eighth Ave.
Conducting investigation, N.W. Park St.
Disabled vehicle, S.R. 15.
Obscene/harassing calls, N.E. Ninth
Child/elderly abuse, S. Parrott Ave.

Information, N.W. Park St.
Assist another department.
Intoxicated driver, S.W. 14th St.
Abandoned vehicle.
Alarm, S.W. Park St.

June 24
Traffic accident, N.W. Park St.
Obscene/harassing phone calls, S.E.
13th St.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, S.R. 70
Alarm, S.R. 70 E.
Alarm, S.W. 14th St.
Missing person/runaway, N.E. Fourth
Open door/window, S.W. Third St.
Suspicious person/vehicle, N.W. Sec-
ond St.
Assault/battery, N.W. 10th St.
Traffic accident/information, U.S. 441 S.
Lost/found property, S. Parrott Ave.
Reckless driver, N.W. 11th St.
Juvenile problem, S.W. 16th St.
Alarm, S.W. Fifth Ave.
Traffic accident, S.R. 15 S.
Intoxicated driver/prisoner in custody,
N.W. Park St.

June 25
Information, N.W. Park St.
Disturbance, N.W. 11th St.
Disturbance/burglary, N.W. Sixth St.
Shooting/prisoner in custody, S.W.
Second St.
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.E. Eighth
Police service call, N.W. Ninth St.
Police service call, S.W. Fifth Ave.
Information/civil matter, SW. Fifth St.
Assist another department, S.R. 70 E.
Alarm, S.W. Fifth Ave.
Animal complaint, S.W. 15th St.
Attempt to contact, N.W. Second St.
Fight, N.W. 12th St.
Suspicious person, S.W. Fifth Ave.
Alarm, N.E. Second Ave.

June 26
Reckless driver, S. Parrott Ave.
Disturbance/assault/battery, S. Parrott
Burglary/prowler/peeping Tom, N.W.
Sixth St.
Hit and run/intoxicated driver, S.W. Sec-
ond St.
Suspicious person/vehicle, N.W. Sixth
Reckless driver, N.E. Park St.
Disturbance, N.E. Fifth St.
Alarm, N.W. Second St.
Disturbance, N.W. Ninth St.
Disturbance, S.E. 10th Ave.
Assault/battery/disturbance, S.E. Park
Assist another department, S.R. 70 W.
Suspicious incident/seized tag, N.E.
Park St.
Animal complaint, S. Parrott Ave.
Lost/found property, N.W. Park St.
Larceny/theft, S.E. Park St.
Assist another department, S.E. 10th
Alarm/missing person/runaway, N. Par-
rott Ave.
Criminal mischief, S.W. 15th St.
Alarm, N.W. 11th Ave.
Juvenile problem, N.W. Fifth St.
Assist another department, N.W. Fifth
Reckless driver, S. Parrott Ave.
Suspicious person/vehicle, N.W. Sec-
ond St.

Chief Financial Officer Tom Gal-
lagher cautioned Floridians to be
on the lookout for con artists
who claim to be members of the
same religious or community-
based group and use that affilia-
tion to defraud group members.
Gallagher said "affinity" fraud
includes a variety of Ponzi
schemes in which affiliation is
used to gain trust.
About 400 Floridians alleged-
ly invested about $15 million in
fictitious "prime bank notes" in
this scheme that, has now been
placed in receivership. Accord-
ing to the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission, Learn
Waterhouse Inc. operated a
Ponzi scheme that defrauded
1,900 investors in 39 states out of
$56.5 million in 2003 and 2004.
Learn Waterhouse Inc. allegedly
depended on investments from

new recruits to pay off earlier
investors and diverted millions
of dollars to the personal use of
its officers and directors.
"It's unconscionable that con
artists would exploit the faith,
trust and friendship among
members of a church," Gal-
lagher said. "Floridians should
be wary of people who ask them
to invest money and use their
shared background as their pri-
mary marketing tool. Always
thoroughly research an invest-
ment and its salesperson."
The civil suit against Learn
Waterhouse Inc. claims that its
operators, one of whom used
the fact that his father was a pas-
tor, lured members of Florida
churches into the scheme. They
allegedly also quoted the Bible
to make sales.
"It's not just investment
scams that can hit religious and

community groups hard. Some
-fraudulent charities may also tar-
get groups they know have a his-
tory of giving back to the com-
munity," Gallagher said, offering
the following tips on how to
avoid affinity fraud:
Beware of anyone who
drops names or uses testimoni-
als from other group members.
Obtain a prospectus detail-
ing the. risks in the investment
and procedures to get your
money out.
Ask for professional advice
from a neutral outside expert not
in your group-an accountant,
attorney or financial planner-to
evaluate the investment.
Before investing any money,
call the Department of Financial
Services to find out if they are
registered to do business in your
state. Ask if the investment is
allowed to be sold. If one or the

other is not registered, inquire
further or walk away.
So far this year, the Office of
Financial Regulation, housed
within the Department of Finan-
cial Services, has received 111
complaints or referrals regarding
unregistered securities.
If you suspect that you may
be the victim of fraud, call the
Florida Department of Financial
Services Helpline at 1-(800)342-
The Department of Financial
Services also has a Verify Before
You Buy web page at
www.fldfs.com to provide con-
sumers with information they
can use to verify they are dealing
with a licensed entity and sales-
person. Gallagher said Floridians
should invest with Florida-
licensed investment brokers and


Harold Thomas
James, Jr.
Harold Thomas James, Jr., age
60, of Okeechobee, died Tuesday,
June 28, 2005 at Lawnwood
Regional Medical Center in Fort
Pierce. He was born Nov. 7, 1944
in Norwood, 'Mass. Mr. James,
formerly of Potsdam, NY, had
been a resident of Okeechobee 3
He was preceded in death by:
his father, Harold James, Sr. and
brother, Mark James.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of 34 years, Nancy James of
Okeechobee; mother, Elinor
James of Port St. Lucie; sons,
Harold Thomas James, III; Timo-
thy M. James of Okeechobee and
Thomas M. James ofPotsdam,
N.Y.; granddaughters, Ramsey,
Kayla and Jayla; brothers, John
James, Paul James and Bobby
James of Port St. Lucie and
Michael 'James of Falmouth,
Mass.; sisters, Carol Schiavone of
Port St. Lucie and Elinor Neale of
Fort Lauderdale.
A memorial service will be
conducted at the St. Bernadette
Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie
West on Thursday, June 30, at 9
In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions may be made to the
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Norbert John
Anthony Napiantek
Norbert John Anthony Napi-
antek, age 81, of Okeechobee,
died Friday, June 24, 2005 at Beth
Shalom Home in Richmond, Va.
Norbert, or 'Nap' to many of his
friends and family, was a native
of Chicago. He joined the U.S.
Navy during World War II and
served as a photographer on
numerous vessels, including the
Lexington, the Ranger, and the
Philippine Sea. It was during a
deployment to Key West, that he
.met the love of his life, Florence
'Flo' Chemin, and they were
married in 1956. Upon retire-
ment from the Navy after 19
years, He joined Pratt & Whitney
Aircraft in West Palm Beach,
where he worked for another 20
years. Norbert dedicated his life
to providing for his family, and
he did so very well. He was espe-
cially proud of his daughter,
Karen Sue, who inherited his
zeal for hard work and ultimately
became a doctor in Richmond,
Mrs. Florence Napiantek
passed away in 2001 and he had
missed her sorely.
He is survived by: Karen
(Tony) Wharton, and their son,
Campbell; two brothers in law,
Larry Chemin of Alta Loma,
Calif. and Joel Chernin of Sebast-
ian; sister in law, Sandra Juni of

Boynton Beach and their fami-
Funeral services win be con-
ducted at the Buxton Funeral
Home on Friday, July. 1, at 1 p.m.
Interment will follow in Ever-
green Cemetery.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-

Beth S. Turbeville
Beth S. Turbeville, age 46, of
Englewood, died June 27, 2005.
She was born Dec. 18, 1958 in
West Palm Beach to Thomas and
Virginia (Culberson) Turbeville..
She moved to the Englewood
area 17 years ago from Okee-
chobee. She was the owner of
Apple Auto Detailing of Engle-
She is survived by: her parents
Pat and Virginia Turbeville of
Okeechobee; her paternal grand-
mother, Lillie Mae Turbeville of
Canal Point; a sister, Lori (Vince)
Bush of Fairfield, Calif.; brother,
Michael (Toni) Turbeville of
Okeechobee; her dear friend
Pam Stallons of Englewood; two
nephews, Alex Bush and Ethan
Turbeville and two nieces, Erin
Bush and Audrey Turbeville.
A Memorial Service will be
held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at
Lemon Bay Funeral Home Engle-
wood Chapel.

made to the American Cancer
Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta,
Ga. 30368-2454.
Lemon Bay Funeral Home
Englewood Chapel is in charge
of arrangements.

Oscar Villars
Oscar E. 'Glen' Villars, age 77,
of Okeechobee died Tuesday,
June 28, 2005 at his home. He
was born March 8, 1928 in
Revana, Ohio to Perl and Mamie
Villars. He came to Okeechobee
from Boca Raton in 1989 and
was a member of the Moose
Lodge and Elks of Okeechobee.
Mr. Villars is survived by: his
wife, Ida Villars; children, Glenna
(Kenneth) Johnston of Boca
Raton, Jerry G. (Cheryl) Villars of
Boca Raton, and Karen (Kenny)
Cardona of Deerfield Beach; 14
grandchildren; 18 great-grand-
children; two great-great-grand-
children; and two sisters, Ella
and Mae both of Ohio.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m.
until 10:45 a.m. Saturday, July 2,
at Evergreen Cemetery. Grave-
side funeral services will follow
at 11.
Memorials may be made to
Big Lake Hospice, 309 N.W. Fifth
St., Okeechobee, Fla. 34972.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and

Memorial donations can be Crematory.

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Community Events

History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St., will be closed from May
2 until Aug. 31. They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11:30
a.m. until 3 p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9, from
11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will then be open every Wednesday and Fri-
day. Please call ahead one day to reserve any specific equipment you
may need. For information during working hours call (863) 763-6510.
During hours the center is closed call (863) 467-5261, or (863) 357-

Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol
unit in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being
recruited. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior
members are needed to administer the unit and provide supervision
for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are
emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.
Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish these
missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior mem-
ber, contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations
Center, (863) 763-3212.

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their playground
that was damaged during the hurricanes. For more information, call
Grace Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.

Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to
invite the community to participate in a project for Operation Free-
dom Iraqi. The church will be sending care packages to 20 service-
men in the Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our country
have requested items not only for themselves, but they also give items
to the Iraqi children while on patrol and visiting. We would like to
invite the community to help us with this project. For more informa-
tion, contact Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.

Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a few
fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County
Board of County Con mi.ssioners to be apart of the council. Governor
Jeb Bush makes the 11 r,,l a:ppoinlments with terms of two or four
years The c',unrcil crni e, rinthlr\ to discuss programs and needs of
the children in the cOimmnuni i Once a year, agencies request funds
through a grant process. Each council member "adopts" an agency
or two as their own and monitors the programs' services that they
provide to our children. Those interested in completing an applica-
tion should contact Cathleen Blair, executive director at (863) 462-
4000, ext. 255..

Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of
their Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up ofa group of
trained volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure
fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Can-
dace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling
(863) 763-2488.

Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott
Ave., is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church.
The temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone who needs
food. All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also
looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board member
of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with
the public and should be able to seek support from city and county
officials, business executives and other organizations. Work days and
hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

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Courtesy photo/Melba Pugh Ginsburg
Looking Back...
Nathan Zelmenovitz was a state representative to the Florida legislature. He was also on the board of directors at the
Okeechobee County Bank. For many years, he was a dealer in hides and pelts. He is shown here in the foreground hold-
ing an otter. This photo also appears in the book by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson titled "Strolling Down
Country Roads".

Upcoming Events

Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are
welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for blood
donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-9360.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups are at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-
2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863)
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or
(863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need this
group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be avail-
able from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
Gun-Owners of Okeechobee meet at 7 p.m. at the American Legion,
501 S.E. Second St. Anyone interested is invited. For information, contact
Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan Fennell at (863) 467-9461.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsors a caregiver support group everyThursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome to join
us. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity
for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The
meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call
(863) 467-2321.

Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All persons
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a
caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about. For
information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance every Fri-
day, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, located at S.E.
Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and
$6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open meeting.

Community Events

Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative Council is
sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive for Okeechobee's
children in foster care.
These supplies will be given to the children in Okeechobee during
their annual foster care picnic just before school starts. The children are
in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, crayons, high-
lighters, notebook paper, construction paper, folders, binders, pencil
boxes, lunch boxes, backpacks, glue, scissors, rulers, erasers, index
cards and calculators. For information on becoming a foster parent, call
the Hibiscus Foster Parent Training Program at (800) 403-9311. Supplies
may be taken to the Community Collaborative Council meetings during
April, May and July. The meetings will be held in room 303 of the Okee-
chobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W Second Ave. For informa-
tion on the school supply drive or the council's meetings, call Sharon
Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Summer Play Camp schedule announced
Sign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation's 2005 Sum-
mer Play Camp began Monday, May 2, at Teen Town Center, 309 N.W
Second St. Enrollment is limited and slots are filled on a first-come, first-
served basis. Campers must be between 6 and 12 years of age. Play
camps will operate Monday through Friday, through July 29 (except July
4), from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at three locations: Douglas Brown
Community Center, Okeechobee Civic Center and Teen Town Center.
The regular camp fee is $50 per week, per participant plus fees for
field trips and. special activities. Special rates have been set at $25 per
week for a child on the reduced school lunch program, and $10 per
week for a child on the free school lunch program within the Okee-
chobee County School system for the 2004/2005 school year. A letter of
participation from Okeechobee County School Food Service must be
presented at the time of registration in order to qualify for these special
rates. Extended hours of 7:30 until 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. will
be available at both the Okeechobee Civic Center and Teen Town Cen-
ter for an additional fee of $10 per week, per participant.

Community Events

Lake Denton offering summer camps
Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park is offering summer camps to be
held July 2-5, July 6-8 and July 9-12. We also have dates available
year-round for camp rental for your church, family reunion or group.
For information, call Pam at (863) 453-3627 or (863) 634-9280. Their
website is lakedentoncamp.org.

Church celebrating 90th anniversary
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St., will celebrate its 90th anniversary on July 3. One combined
worship service will be held at 10 a.m. The service will be followed
by the 90th anniversary program, and then the great American pic-
nic at noon. We are searching for old pictures or artifacts of the
church. Please contact the church office at (863) 763-4021, for infor-
Application available for ESE scholarships
The Okeechobee County School Board Exceptional'Student Edu-
cation Department has sent out letters to parents of ESE students that
may be eligible for John McKay scholarships. An eligible student is a
child that has an active IEP, and was enrolled in public school in
Okeechobee during both the October and February child counts.
The scholarship can be used to attend a private school that accepts
the students, or students may attend another public school that has a
similar program. There is an application process that can be
accessed through the internet at www.fldoe.org. For information,
call Cathleen Blair, ESE director, at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255. The
deadline for applications is July 3.

Town hall meeting scheduled
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson will be at the County Commission Chdm-
bers, 304 N.W Second St. on July 6 at 4:30 p.m. Come and hear the
latest news from Washington, D.C. For information,.contact Senator
Nelson's office at (561) 514-0189.

Walk leader's meeting planned
A team leader meeting for the Making Strides Against Breast Can-
cer 5K walk will be held Thursday, July 7, at 6 p.m. at the Visiting
Nursing Association, 208 S.E. Park St. The walk is planned for Aug.
13. The meeting will be to discuss sponsorship share information.

Church to show video
The First United Methodist Church will host a free family fun
event on July 9, from 9 a.m. until noon. Come join them in the
newest video of Veggie Tales Video: "Minnesota Cuke and the'
Search for Samson's Hairbrush" (A lesson dealing with bullies).
There will be pre-show, games, prizes, coupons and snacks. For
information, call (863) 763-4021. They will open the fellowship hall
at 9 a.m. so come early to get the best view.

Fellowship Church hosts Bible school
The Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth Ave., will host
vacation Bible school July 11-15. This year's theme is Club VBS
Beach Blast for grades K through high school. The hours are from 6
until 8:30 p.m. every evening. There will be a kick off and pre-regis-
tration on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. until noon with games,
prizes and refreshments. Saturday, July 16, will be a pool party with
refreshments for all participants from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
church. The awards ceremony and the closing program will be held
Sunday, July 17, at 11 a.m. by the children. For information or trans-
portation call (863) 763-2983, or (863) 467-6654 after 4 p.m.

Children's council meeting changed
The regular monthly meeting for the Children's Services Council
has been scheduled for Monday, July 11, at 5 p.m. in the conference
room of the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W Sec-
ond Ave.

'His Story' planning meeting slated
"His Story", an enactment of the life of Jesus, is in the planning
stages for 2005. The next planning meeting will be Tuesday, July 12,
at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. All committee members and any inter-
ested parties are asked to attend, as important decisions need to be

BHR Christian Church plans Bible school
The Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will host
vacation Bible school July 18-22 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. daily. Chil-
dren from kindergarten to high school are invited to join an exciting
and fun time of games, crafts, music and Bible lessons. Kids will
learn all about prayer as they participate in the Kingdom of the Son-
Prayer Safari. There is no charge for this free adventure into God's
word. Beginning July 5, parents can register their children by calling
the church office at (863) 357-6500 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Church of Christ hosting Bible school
The Okeechobee Church of Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will host
vacation Bible school July 25-29. The theme will be all things bright
and beautiful, and classes will be provided for adults down to the
smallest child. The hours are 7 until 8:30 p.m. each evening.

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girls and women of all ages. We
offer free and confidential preg-
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referrals for a free ultrasound, par-
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Community Events

Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of opera-
tion are: June 2 Aug. 7, Tuesday Saturday from 12:30 until 6:30 p.m.,
Sunday from I until 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 until
9 p.m. (family night swim); Aug. 8 Oct. 30: Tuesday through Friday
from 4 until 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday from 1
until 5 p.m. The pool is not open during school hours. For information,
contact the pool office at (863) 467-7667.

Chamber sponsoring concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee Chamber
of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in conjunction with
Morgan Renee Entertainment, are finalizing plans for a concert series.
Information on the bands and artists will be announced at a later date.
To volunteer your help at any of these events, call the Chamber of Com-
merce at (863) 763-6464.

Enrollment starts for VPK program
The Agency for Workforce Innovation is starting the registration
process for parents to enroll their children in the state's new Voluntary
Prekindergarten (VPK) program. Eligible children must live in Florida
and be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the 2005-06 school year. Par-
ents can find the registration form online at www.vpkflorida.org; or, they
can contact their nearest Early Learning Coalition for a paper copy of the

Yard sale closed for summer
Real Life Children's Ranch yard sales are closed for the summer, and
they are no longer accepting donations. For information, call Rosie at
(863) 763-4242.

Church offers summer activities
Activities are now available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. These activities include: a food bank that is open Monday
and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon; a martial arts class held Tuesday
through Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon from 3
until 4 p.m.; Boy Scouts meet every Monday from 6 until 8 p.m.; Immi-
gration Assistance is available on the third Thursday of every month
from 1 until 5 p.m.; and, soccer is every Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

County plat directory offered
The 2005 Okeechobee County Plat Directory is now for sale at the
Okeechobee Soil & Water Conservation office on U.S. 98 N. For infor-
mation, call (863)763-3619, ext. 502.

Gospel Lighthouse will meet
A newly-formed congregation, The Gospel Lighthouse, will meet
every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Christian 7th Day Baptist Church, 914
N.W Park St. There will be old camp meeting style of preaching, praying
and singing. For information, contact Reverend Elma J. Hampton at
(863) 357-0455.

Legion sponsoring fundraiser
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary and the
Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental Control are spon-
soring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate your used or empty laser
printer cartridges and ink jets to the Post. The Post will receive a donation
from ECC. All monies received from this project will be used to pur-
chase supplies for the needy school children in the Okeechobee County
School system. Boxes will be made available at the following locations:
American Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave.; Chamber of Commerce, 55 S.
Parrott Ave.; and Smith's Computer Service, S.W Park Street. Additional
collection points will be made available at a later date. For information,
call John R. Rooney at (863) 763-2950 or (863) 763-8971.

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

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Legion Post #64
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu and spe-
cials. Monday, Thursday and Fri-
day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.;
Wednesday, tacos served from 11
a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday from
noon until 8 p.m.; Sunday from 1
until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday evenings beginning at 6
p.m., for members and guests.
Second Wednesday of each
month is our birthday party start-
ing at 4 p.m.; bring a covered
The third Sunday of each
month we have a ribeye steak din-
ner with the Sons of the American
Legion from 3 until 6 p.m.
The Legion lounge is open
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday sight starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
There is entertainment in
our lounge every Saturday night
starting at 4 p.m.
Friday night'dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. for a dona-
"lion. Karaoke by Bruce will be
from 7 p.m. until?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Tues-
day and Thursday.
Starting in September,
Euchre will be on Monday and
Wednesday from 6 p.m. Everyone
is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St.
For information, call (863) 763-
Am-Vets #2001
r Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the firs& Saturday of the' month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528,2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members
are available.'Call Ray Disney at
(863) 357-2138, or Don South at
(863) 763-8954.
Eagles Aeries #4137
Bingo is held on Tuesdays at
1 p.m. Food will be available for a
Bar bingo is held on
Wednesday from 4 p.m. until?
Food will be available.
On the first and third Thurs-
days, Auxiliary will be held at 6
p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Steak night (16-oz.) will be
on Friday starting at 5 p.m. for a
$10 donation. Music will be by
Jimmy Harper.
There will be music on Sat-
urdays and Sundays at 7 p.m.
Breakfast will be served on
the first and third Sundays from 9
until 11 a.m. for $4 donation.
Call the AERIE for other
events, (863) 763-2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on

S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
On Tuesday trustees will
meet at 7 p.m. and on the first and
third Tuesdays at 8 p.m. there will
be regular meetings.
Bingo is held on Wednes-
days at 7 p.m: The public is invit-
ed. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be available at
Dinner and entertainment
will be on Fridays starting at 6
p.m. Members and guests are
Hamburgers will be served
on Saturday from noon until 2
p.m. and bar bingo will be held
from 2 p.m. until?
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Rich Sweet
at (863) 824-0262, or Kip Gardner
at (863) 357-0427.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Star #128
Okeechobee Chapter #128
has many fun activities planned
on the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming activi-
ties, contact W.M. Margaret at
(863) 467-8020.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge.
Karaoke is on Saturday night
from 7,p,m. until?
IMeals will be served on
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
nights from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call.
for the menu.
There will be music for
dancing on Friday nights from
7:30 p.m. until? Call the lodge to
see who is playing.
Breakfast will be served on
Sunday mortg from 9 until 11
Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W. 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For informa-
tion, call the Lodge at (863) 763-
4954 or Norm at (863) 763-1550.
There will be live entertain-
ment on Sundays featuring: Lisa,
Dawn and Donnie sometimes
together, sometimes not, but
always good music and fun.
On Thursday bar bingo has
been cancelled.
Bar bingo for members only
will be held on Mondays at 6:30
p.m. Food will be served.
On Saturdays at 1 p.m.,
Moose races and dinner will be
served at 3 p.m. Check the bul-
letin board for menu and cook.
Stop by and visit and watch
our progress as construction has

VFW Post #4423
The post is open from noon
until 9 p.m. Monday through Sun-
day. Events at this post are sea-
sonable you should call (863)
763-0818 for information or visit
ihe lodge 300 N.W 34th St. You
may write the post at P.O. Box
1137 Okeechobee Fla. 34972.
Every Tuesday, there will be
a washer toss starting at 1 p.m.
and everyone is welcome.
Every Wednesday, during
season, karaoke will be held from
5 until 9 p.m.
Every Friday, bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests fol-
lowed by karaoke starting at 5.
On Saturday there will be a
.25-cent bingo at 1 p.m., and
Karaoke will be from 5 p.m. until?
A dinner will be available on
Sunday from 2 until 5 p.m. and
followed by karaoke at 5 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting at 11 a.m.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post hours are from
noon until 8 p.m., Monday
through Sunday.
On July 4th, food will be
served from 12:30 until 3 p.m. for
a donation of $7. The meal will be
pork roast, baked beans, coleslaw
and potato salad. Music will be
from 1:30 until 4:30 p.m. and it
will be karaoke by Deborah.
There will also be a washer pitch,
shuffleboard, cake auction and
more. All proceeds from this
event will go to Hospice.
e On Wednesday, the Ladies
Auxiliary dinner will be served.
Call for more information.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at .12:45 p.m., and lunch is avail-
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
.size pool table.
Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday of
the month beginning at 10 a.m.
Commander Don South is avail-
able at (863) 467-2882.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Happy hour is from 4 until 6
p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Monday is hot soup day
beginning at noon. Bowl for a
On Tuesday is the volunteer
chef's dinner special. Serving
begins at 5 p.m. Call (863) 763-
2308 for the menu.
Bar bingo will be on
Wednesday starting at 12:45 p.m.,
and lunch is available. Darts will
begin at 7 p.m.

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Sports Briefs

Grid conditioning
program under way
Summer conditioning sessions
have begun at Okeechobee High
School for the Brahman football
The sessions will be from 4 until
6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursday and Fridays throughout
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Tuesday Saturday from 12:30 until
6:30 p.m., Sunday from 1 until 5
p.m., Tuesday and Thursday
evenings from 7 until 9 p.m. (family
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p.m., Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m.
The pool is not open during school
hours. When school is in session
the pool is used for physical educa-
tion and other school-related activi-
ties. For information, contact the
pool office at (863) 467-7667.
O.C.R.A. football
sign-ups announced
O.C.R.A. will have their fall
football sign-ups on Aug. 6, 13
and 20 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St.
Parents or guardians are
required to accompany athletes to
registration. A copy of the athlete's
birth certificate will also be
required at registration.
Q.C.R.A. football is not associat-
ed with Pop Warner football.
The regular O.C.R.A. monthly
meeting will take place on July 7 at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town. The public
is invited.

YMS hosting
basketball camp
The next summer basketball
session at Yearling Middle School
will be July 11-15, from 8 a.m. until
4 p.m. This session will be for sixth-
to eighth-grade students.
The cost for either camp will be
$40 per camper.
F6r information contact YMS at
(863) i62-5056.

YMS to keep
gymnasium open
YMS will be offering open gyms
this summer.
On July 18,20 and 22, they gym
will be open for girls volleyball
from 3 until 5 p.m.; and, boys bas-
ketball from 5 until 8 p.m.
There will also be an open gym
on July 18 for girls basketball from
1 until p.m.
All students who are trying out
for teams next year or who partici-
pate during open gyms need to
turn in a new physical.
For information contact YMS at
(863) 462-5056.

Team Trail
slate announced
The remaining tournament
dates for the Okee-Tantie Team
Trail bass tournaments are July 10,
Aug.7, Sept. 11 and Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take place
on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be

held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations for the
memorial tourney and the trail can
be made at the Wanta-Linga Motel
or at the dock on the day of the
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1020.

Youth football
sign ups planned
Sign-ups for the new Pop Warn-
er football league and cheerleading
program will take place July 2, 9
and 16 at Teen Town from noon
until'4 p.m.
Parents must provide copies of
the child's birth certificate, their
most recent report card and a cur-
rent physical at registration. The
cost of registration will be $75.
For information contact James
Shockley at (863) 634-3482, Albion
Crowell at (863) 697-2576 or, Kris-
ten Barker at (863) 697-6073.

Senior softball
players are needed
Softball players 70 years old and
older are wanted to play on a tour-
nament team one weekend a
They will play two games on
Saturday and two games on Sun-
day in different cities in the state.
The team is in need of outfielders
and infielders.
For information call Harry Bell
at (863) 382-0542:
The cost will be $15 per week-

Hunters can apply
for license online
Beginning July 1, 2005, the Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission will revise the method in
which hunters may apply for regu-
lar and special quota hunt permits.
The current paper-based sys-
tem has been in place for at least
25 years. With the new method
hunters will be able to apply for
regular and special quota hunt
permits through their Total Licens-
ing System (TLS) at license ven-
dors statewide or from their web-
site MyFWC.com.
For information, contact Eddie
White of the FWC at 850-488-
8573, ext. 17336.

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Observance of Independence Day.

The Display Advertising Deadlines
are as follows:

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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, June
24, through Thursday, June 30,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Mr. and Mrs.
Smith", (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9:10 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:10
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Theatre II.- "Batman" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Herbie 'Fully
Loaded" (PG) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-


You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or'
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become
a volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship
program. It's a proven life-
changing program that provides
four-year college scholarships to
deserving sixth and ninth
graders in local communities.
The mentor meets with the stu-
dent one hour per week at
his/her school. Volunteer oppor-
tunities are available in Indian
River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please
call the Indian River Community
College Foundation at (772)
Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a
service kno(\n as Child Find.
Child Find rwelps find and identi-
fy children up to 21 years ol age,
who rna\ ned special educa-
tion setr ices The p irmar focus
is on 3- and 4-year-old children
not yet in a school setting. Child
Find provides free screenings on
speech, and language, develop-
ment, vision, and hearing. For
information, contact Debbie
Wagner at (800) 358-8525.
You can be a
victim's advocate
Would you like to provide
assistance to sexual assault vic-
tims? Volunteer Victim Advocate
positions are available. Volun-
teers are on-call for emergency
response from their home dur-
ing the times of their choice.
Complete training will be pro-
vided in Okeechobee, as well as
having access to a supervisor 24
hours a day. For information,
call volunteer coordinator Dori
Fowler at (800) 569-7273.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church
Lending Library, on the corner of
northwest Second Street and
Second Avenue. Entertain or
educate yourself, using 486
Saudiocassettes, including audio
books, plus Christian romances
and 575 videos. Prepare a paper
on.comparative religion, a book
report, programs for men,
women or children, a craft proj-
ect or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the D.wey Decimal Sys-
tem, 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) 763-
Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.

has volunteer opportunities
available in Okeechobee assist-
ing the patient care and admin-
istrative teams to provide Hos-
pice services to Okeechobee
area residents. Permanent and
part-time volunteers provide
direct patient support services
such as companionship, tele-'
phone contacts, letter reading,
main caregiver relief and other
non-medical assistance. They
also assist Hospice in fund rais-
ing, clerical and office support.
Age is not a barrier. For informa-
tion, visit Hospice of Okee-
chobee at 411 S.E. Fourth St.,
Okeechobee, or call (863) 467-




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Auctions 105
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ture, male, found Eagle Bay
Dr. Call to ID.
BLACK PUPPY, Approx. 3
months old. Found near ABC
Liqueur on Hwy. 70E.
COCKATIEL Grey w/ orange
cheeks & yellow under-
feathers. Vic of 30th St.
PUPPY- Found in Basswood.
(772)360-7964 days
863)634-3453 evenings.
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COCKER SPANIEL- 11 yr old,
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(863)357-471-0 or
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LOST: cat, gray tiger, w/white
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neutered, vic. of Four Sea-
sons. (863)763-2692

Black Mouth Cur Mix Pup-
pies, Males & Females, 6
weeks old. Free to good
homes. (863)357-2638
CAT, Persian Blue, Spayed.
Loving lap cat. Must live in-
side. Free to good home.
Free to good home, Cham-
pion Bloodline Akita, fern.,
10 mos., reg. w/AKC, shots
up to date. (863)697-6463-
breed, small breed puppies,
3 females, 2 males.
KITTENS- 3, 8 weeks old.
Cute & Adorable. To Good
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KITTENS- free to good
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homes only, all types.
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PUPPIES, 212 mo. old. Free to
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weeks old. Free to good
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size, 2yrs old, very friendly.
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Employment 205
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Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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Wanted. Salary neg. based on
experience & tools. Call

Full Tim

Duty Officer
Florida Department of
Agriculture & Consumer Services
Division-of Forestry
Okeechobee District Office
$23,625.16 $25,987.68
This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and
one year of experience in radio-teletype operations, sworn law
enforcement, dispatching, forestry, firefighting or other public
contact work. College education can substitute at the rate of
30 semester or 45 quarter hours for the required experience.
Apply onlinp at https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com (preferred)
or submit a State of Florida application to:
Division of Forestry, 5200 Highway 441 North,
Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863/462-5372) by 7/5/2005.
If you need an accommodation because of a disability in order
to participate in the application/selection process, please
notify the contact person in advance. We only hire U.S.
citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. For applicants
claiming Veteran's Preference, please fax your supporting
documentation to People First at (904) 636-2627 by the
deadline date.

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:
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Lykes Citrus Management
has an opening for Herbicide Operator
in its herbicide operations.
Duties include operating double boom herbicide tractors in
citrus groves. Equipment operator experience required.
Herbicide experience desired but not required.
Lykes offers competitive wages, benefits, and paid holidays.
Interested applicants should come to the office listed below to
complete an application.

Carpenters, Drywall Hangers
& Finishers needed.
Tools & trans. required.
Excellent Benefits package.
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Top pay based on experience.
Work in Palm Beach County.
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Exp'd Office Person, knowl-
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Mon-Fri. (863)763-3309
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Southern Gardens Citrus has openings for Utility
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ence working with utility systems including potable water,
steam, compressed air, ammonia refrigeration, and waste
water systems.
Experienced mechanic with a working knowledge of
hydraulics, pneumatics, conveyors, and citrus processing
Experienced electrician familiar with principles of motor
control centers, process control circuits, AC / DC drives,
ability to read and understand electrical schematics and
National Electric Codes.
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overtime. Shift work and weekends required.
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receive a $200 sign-up
bonus. Apply at Ft, Drum
Citgo mm 184 Fl. Turnpike.
863-763-9383. DFWP

home for 7yr old and 19 mo
old, 3 1/2 day/wk M,T,TH &
F $200. mo 863-447-1141
Experience a MUST. Drop off
resume at 105 SW 3rd Ave
Labor Finders
Twin Oak Pet Cemetery
Must be dependable w/
professional appearance
Call (863)467-6377

Financial I

Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

Professional Vending Route
and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
available w/$7,500 Down.
(877)843- 87 26


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

License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Aluminum Roof Over

Shoes = S70
Trim = $25

Want to save money?
Get your own permit
Be Your Own Boss,
NO money down
Carports, skirting
& interior repairs
Call BOB Nowl


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540O
Business Equipment 545
Carpets.-Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 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
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television 'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.

Pecan wood, antique. Very
nice. $1100 (863)675-2969
HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
hooks. $1200.
on metal stand $25
of Antique furniture. Quality
service. Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337

shape.. $250.
MAGIC CHEF- Frost Free.
$100. (863)763-7989
REFRIGERATOR- 19 cu. ft.,
Frostfree, asking $75.
more, matching set, excel-
lent condition, $175 for both

some work. $170.

for all. (863)763-1059

$100. (863)763-6909. Medical
port,'For Office Space
:I For Lease, needs build
POOL TABLE- 4x8, needs new .out completed. Approx.
liner, includes sticks, balls, 2000 sq. ft. willing to di-
$150. (863)675-4912 leave vide into 2 separate of-
message. fice spaces, close to
POOL TABLE- 8' regulation, hospital. For information
cranberry cloth, ss sides,. 467-0831.
accessories included, $1000
neg. (239)770-8488.
SteeA Professional single male, 49,
READINGA college graduate, employed,
quiet. Seeking rental on lake or
NEWS rAPERl ,, SPEAKER -12" Audio Bahn, in canal w/ lake access. Good
box w/neon light, asking view a plus. Moving 6/30.
saves you money by $125. (863)697-8547. Day (800)633-5953 ext. 1360
saves iyoum oneby- Evenng(205)248-6696
providing information Television
about best buys.

No wonder newspaper OUTSIDE TV ANTENNA Com- College Guy's Need
plete w/mast & rotor. Good Roommate. Starting
readers earn morel shape. $150 or best offer. Fall Semester in Gainesville.
(863)467-8856 (863)634-1893

CHAIN SAW- McCullach, new
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond in box, neverused $110,
good batt/charger $1599. (863)763-6342
JNE 30, 2005 (863)697-1350/763-2063. GENERATOR 5500 watts, 110
30 11:00 11:30 EASY GO GOLF CART-1984, & 220 volts, electric start,
Complete rebuilt engine, batt. charger, like new cond.
Good condition. $2000. $1150 (863)467-4328
s) News (cc) Tennis (863)692-2229. WARREN WRENCH, For a
s) News (cc) Late EASY GO Good cond. good truck or a 4 wheeler. $100.
cc) battery & charger. $799. (863)357-6202
cc) News Nightline Neg. (863)697-1350 or
Raymond Seinfeld (863)763-2063. .
Coll Friends Will GOLF CART- Lincoln Town-
ic) Charlie Rose (s) (cc) car, Good cond. Lights & ra-
dio $1200. Or best offer. HOOVER VACUUM- Empower,
763-4149 or 561-758-4337 almost new, excellent condi-
sy Rider (1969) WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/ tion. $95. (863)467-2112
lice Funniest Animals lift gate, 36V charger, work RAINBOW CLEANING MA-
Crossing Jordan (s) or pleasure. Good condition, CHINE- With all attachments.
) News 1106 Park $925. (863)697-2033. Works fine. $200.
Lou Dobbs Tonight I(863)6754557 After 5pm
ct Holly- |Justice 1antd toB u I I
s Esc. Alcatraz SPRINGFIELD XD40- With
So Raven So Raven holster. $500. WANTED: FL ART
Stern Stern (863)634-7123 A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Gridiron Stars TARGET PISTOL- C57 Mag- (772)562-5567
(cc) SportsCenter (Live) num, 6 shot, Western Style,
-h Web of Faith $350. (863)467-1761. A l t|e
e? The 700 Club (cc) WINCHESTER CARBINE- Sad-
e Design IHouse die rifle Commerative
(cc) Alien Abductions 1866-1966, 30-30, $1000 I
Golden Golden (863)-447-0058
Rose- Rose- Christmas Trees 745
ins Movie: Poltergeist III -i I I Farm Equipment 805
Fifth Element (1997) (cc) Farm Feed/Products 810
ky Tonk (1941) (cc) STATIONARY BIKE Farm Miscellaneous 815
Tornado: Awsm Excellent cond. $20 Farm Produce 820
Tornado: Awsm 863-467-7659 Farm Services
Police Videos Offered 825
n) Movie: Payback IiHouseho Farm Supplies/
Impact INoticiero I0 Services Wanted 830
Fertlizer 835
(Tom Cruise) (cc) TUPPERWARE SETS HoFertilizerses 840
BRAND NEW (8) Various Landscaping
Cathouse Come- shapes & sizes. $375 for all Supplies B45
s and Sons (1992) 'R' (cc) or will sep. (863)634-6018 Lawn I Garden 850
ane (1999)'R' |Last-SedJ. Poultry/Supplies 860
Matching set, Bismark design,
IMaiif 14K gold w/ (3) 14K rings
$370 (863)801-3358 Stacy IiHrssl04I,
WINDOWS (6) Double hung
aluminum w/ screens $150 I: APPALOOSA GELDING, broke,
for all or will separate asking $800 or best offer.
(863)357-8788 LAMPS- 2, $20. Will separate. (772)201-7633 s
(863)357-4831 BUCK SKIN APPALOOSA,
Me licl Itemis Great personality. Experi-
Football & Baseball Card Col- enced rider. $2500 or best
election &'86 Michael Jordan ELECTRIC WHEEL CHAIR 4 offer. (863)357-3325
Card, $1500 for all. Call wheel, battery charger, blue
(863)763-8943 like new w/ wire basket HORSE- Male gelding, thor-
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi- $2200neg. (863)357-7810 oughbred, 1lyrs, Gentle,
Shots. Saddle & bridle.
num & wood. With redwood HOSPITAL BED- Invacare, $1500. neg. (239)369-8555
finish. $10. (863)983-1848 electric, new matt, plus air
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi matt w/pump incld. $900 MARE, 5 yrs. old. Not broke,
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi- neg. w/p63)65- 3436 14.3 Han ds. $50 0
num & wood. With redwood neg. (863)655-3436. 863)7633631Hands. $500
finish. $15. (863)983-1848 PowerChair, Golden Alante,
Yu-G i-h! Cards: Over 300 like new, $1000 or best of- MARE, Quarter Horse, 10
some very valuable. $150 fer (863)610-1055 years old. Runs barrels. Kid
for all, will sep. WHEEL CHAIR CARRIER, safe. $1500 (863)763-3631
(863)824-6781 Heavy Duty, Tilt & Ramp. Saddle, Veach, western,
$350(863)467-1761 16% in. seat, 3 mos. old,
Co(834 6 I$1500. 863-467-2104 or
S5 Mic I e u 772-341-3707
used a couple times, good BUILDINGS 11 yr old, black w/ white
condition $110 A a,, ,.IKI* face, w/papers, $1200.
(863)801-3358 (863)467-9212

BUNK BEDS -Wooden (83)441-4722
Very good condition $65 COMMERCIAL MOWER-
(863)983-2428 I Snapper, 48" deck, joystick
N A ET id handle, needs fan clutch,
CHINA CABINET- Solid, very $650 neg. (863)467-8250
nice and heavy, $50 or best $650 neg. (863)467-8250
offer. (863)467-6434. CAROUSEL ORGAN- '60's, by FERTILIZER SPREADER
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables Allen, w/attachments, great holds up to 150lbs, tow be-
& Sofa table, chrome & cond. $750 neg. hind, mechanicalwheel
brass w/glass tops. (863)801-6149. $225(863)675-2969
$300./all. (863)674-0467. I AM LOOKING FOR- Violin- RIDING MOWER- 12HP, with
DAYBED W/MATTRESS- Fiddler Teacher in the Glades grass catcher, runs good,
white, good condition, $50. or Hendry County area. $400 (853)635-3465.
(863)467-7170. (863)675-1968. RIDING MOWER, Late Farm
DINETTE SET- table & UPRIGHT GRAND PIANO- All Cub w/42" mower. Runs
chairs, glass table, $350 or walnut finish, with bench, good. $1350.
best offer. (863)697-1702. needs tuning, asking $150. (863)467-6101
DRESSER- 8 drawer with mir- 1(6 749 __ SNAPPER RIDING MOWER-
ror. Good condition. $200. P tsS ii p l IeIi7 Runs good $500.
Please call (239)462-3036 (863)675-4557 After 5pm
COCKATIEL'S (11) Grown
LOVESEAT Pulls out to bed, birds. $330 for all, will sep.
pastel floral $150 or best (772)597-5387
offer (863)357-3633 Rentals
MSPRATT SrtESS KAND BOX- 4ftong,w/aquarium. $75
$150PRING- Serta, Kinsi63ze227,60 or best offer (239)867-1558 J ITJ
FINCHES- (5) hand fed, $30
QUEEN BED Table & 4 chairs QUAKERS (2) $170 for both, Apartments 905
$150. Will separate. will sell separate' Business Places 910
(863)357-4831 (863)673-2483. Commercial
RECLINERS (2) Blue, excel- JACK RUSSELL Female. Condos-
lent condition $250 for both $100 (863)357-2494. Townhouses Rent920
orwill sep (863)467-1518 Farm Property -
ROKRrECLNER-,, r y JAVA FINCH'S (Grays) 2 Rent 925
ROCKER/RECLNER- v3 orery months old. 1 pair. Includes House Rent 930

chairs, 36" round, leaf, $50 Male, 1stshots Roommate 950
or will separate. &wormed. 200. Rooms to Rent 955
(863)763-1059. 863-610-9812/763-2749 Storage Space -
SOFA BED- floral pattern on SIBERIAN HUSKY PUP
light beige background, like Male, 1st shots
new, $350. (863)763-6342. & wormed. $200.
SOFA, Sleeper- Solid Leather 863-610-9812/763-2749
Great condition $150. TOWNHOUSE-2br, 2ba
(863)467-2930 W2 story. Building is 1 yr old
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- glass $5m(6)4- 7
top, asking $70. TOILETS New, standard size,
(863)675-5090. never used, $50 each.
TWIN MATTRESS PADS- (2) (863)227-6210. Ft. Drum Area, COUNTRY
new magnetic European HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 B. Pets

asking $350 (863)763-8449 sec. (772)461-4344-
WATERBED- King size, Every- HOT TUB- 8'X8', Excellent I
thing included. No head- condition. $600.- I
board. Great condition. (863)674-0457

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Houes-Sae 02

For Mortgage Questions
Call Paul 561-723-7610

OKEE- By Owner, 4BR, 2BA,
CBS, metal roof 1903 SW
3rd Ave. $210K Cash or
best offer (863)697-1897
OKEECHOBEE 3br, 2ba, on 5
acres, CBS home built in '99
w/ standing seam tin roof.
$375,000 (863)634-4109

LORIDA- 312 acres +/-
$3,250,000. Call Linda L. @
C21 Ouellette 954-401-3394
,mercial/Industrial 200'x315'
In City limits. Call Don
Price reduced/Make offer
Vacant Property, 4.29 acres
on Northwest 24th St.,
zoned mobile home or
home, $200k. No Realtors
Please. (863)763)763-8385.

CLEWISTON 5 acres vacant
land. 5455 Pioneer 23rd St.
Regatta Real Estate. Yanely
Cruz $190K (305)673-1940
Basswood Estates
Approx. 1/4 acre. $26,500.
By owner. (407)973-6503

Mobile Homes

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

3br, 2ba, No pets, yearly
lease $700 mo + $1000
sec. dep. (863)763-4031

Home for sale in Treasure
Island. '05. Not on waterfront.
28x56, 3br, 2ba, 4 mo old
3901 SE 25th St, Okeechobee
Asking $89K (863)697-8106
Located in mobile home park
1br, 1ba, all new modern
appliances $9,995
Located in mobile home park
2br, 1 ba $7995 or best offer
MOBILE HOME- 12x64: ready
to move, $4500 or best offer
Mobile Home, 3/11 / on water
in BHR, w/lake access, Ig.
paneled addition attached,
seawall & boat well, efficien-
cy incl. on property. Call
Mike 863-610-0422
Ousley Estate. 1 acre 32x 60
D/B 1yr old. Call for appt aft
6pm (863)763-1675


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATV 3035

AIR BOAT '00 13ft fbrgis, Big
0 Hull w/ polymer btm, 160
Lycoming. 232 hrs, Great
cond.$7000 (863)673-1068
ALUM. V BOTTOM- Chrysler,
14', 25HP, Merc oars, an-
chor & 2 tanks. galvanize
trailer $1495.302-422-4992
pletely redone w/aluminum
trailer. $2000
BASS BOAT, '88 15 Ft. Rang-
er, 70 hp Johnson, Stainless
Prop., F/F, D/F. Float on trail-
er. $3500 (863)697-9660
BOAT 17 Ft., Completely
remodeled, 135 hp Madner,
Bimini Top. $3900
CANOE, Grumann, electric,
17', aluminum, with electric
motor, $350.
Tohatsu, new trir, $4000 or
best offer. (863)357-4595
COBRA 15 Ft., F/F, D/F, 80 hp

Mercury 0/B. w/trailer.
$1800 (706)578-2053
FIBERCRAFT 18ft w/115
Evinrude, fish finder, live
well, Bimini top. Needs work
$1100 (863)357-1796
JON BOAT- New Lund 14ft,
with trailer, $1800 or best
offer. (863)467-8161.
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
Front platform 30HP Evin-
rude, tiller trir, $1800 neg.
w/Johnson 35 hp., Bimini Top
CD Stereo & Trailer. Excellent
cond. $2100 (561)644-1596

CAMPER- '98, fits Ford Rang-
er PU, low top, fiberglass,
$300. (863)824-8749.
Ft. Good condition. A real buy
at $4900. & 23 Ft. RV $1500
Not Licensed for Florida. Will
deliver. Further info call Terry
(561)310-6611 Lake Worth
behind. $1000. Or best offer
FL. Room For Travel Trailer
Okeechobee (865)924-9228

BOAT MOTOR, Nissan 40 hp
Outboard w/elec. start, pwr.
tdm & tilt. Oil Injected. Under
25 hrs. $2500 863-697-3161
reat for generator, boat, etc.
50 (863)697-6812

PROPELLER, Sensenich, Pad-
dle Type for Air Boat, 78x50,
Brand new. $700

SUZUKI NINJA, '86- tune up,
strong running bike, looks
good, $2000.
YAMAHA TW 200 Dual Sport,
with trailer hitch carder, ex-
cellent cond., $1800.

HONDA 185S, '83 & SUZUKI
LT50, '87- run good, need
TLC,$1000 (863)357-1576
or (954)275-8111.

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

Farm-Style Windmill
Built primarily from fir plywood, this decorative
farm-style windmill responds to even light breezes
with 12 smooth-spinning blades and a vane. Its
blade hub turns on a ball bearing attached to a shaft,
and the shaft, blades and vane pivot on a lazy-susan
bearing. The completed windmill stands nearly 7
feet tall at the tip of the uppermost blade and mea-
sures about 20 inches wide at the base.
Farm-Style Windmill plan (No. 695)... $9.95
Windmills Package (No. C147)
Three projects incl. 695 ... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the namenof
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Money Back Guarantee

12 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, June 30,2005

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HONDA TRX 125 w/Reverse,
Electric Start, New Piston.
$400 (863)357-2549

YAMAHA PW80, '95- runs
good, $350. (863)357-1960
or (863)634-5402.


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
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

I BE S B 3
cloth top, rear tire, runs
great, 91k, $2100 or best
offer. (863)990-6398 aft 5

CADILLAC DeVille- '88,
Champagne, 91M, Runs &
looks great. $2500. or best
offer 863-990-6398 aft 5pm

makes you a more informed
and interesting person. No
wonder newSpaper readers
aore moe successful

'87- 4dr, new tires, asking
$600. (863)612-0657.
CORVETTE- '85, excellent
condition, strong running,
$9500. (863)357-4595 Ron
FORD MUSTANG 86, 4 cyl., 5
spd. Runs well. w/spare parts
& spare engine. $2000 all, will
sep. (863)634-3070
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $700
neg. (863)763-6396 .
HONDA CIVIC, '92- good con-
dition, needs minor engine
work, $2500.
Jaguar XJ6, '86, new trans-
mission incl., needs in-
stalled, runs good, sacrifice
$2500 neg. (863)467-0954
power, A/C, CD & More!
Runs & Looks good. $3500
Runs good. Needs shocks.
$1000. (863)763-3822
Dr., Sedan, Good transporta-
tion. $1600 (863)467-1910
'96, Loaded. $3500. or best
offer. (863)599-1209
PREME 1996,-Black, A/C,
CD. Runs good. $2000
(863)634-0618 .
Pontiac Lemans, '72, 350
Chevy eng., 1100 Turbo
trans., dual exhaust, $1500.
cyl., Auto., PW, A/C, Looks
& Runs great. $1500 or best
offer. (772)461-2629
asking $1500 or best offer
for both (772)519-2256.

FORKLIFT Clark, 40001b
cap., propane, auto., hard tire,
gov. owned, 2570hrs ex.
cond. $4000 (561)723-5213

TRAILER for construction
storage. $350 or best offer

4 door, A/C, CD, Runs good.
$2000 (863)634-0618
cab, 4x4, 5.9/360, auto,
109K, all power, $8900.
FORD BRONCO, '87, 4x4 -
runs, needs some work,
good tires, no leaks, $1500
firm. (863)634-4338.
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs & looks
good $2500.

new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Nev-
er ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
FORD PICK UP 1976, Body
rough. Does run. 6 cyl. w/4
speed. $300 (863)763-1370
HEADS: For 300 cu. in.
straight 6 Ford engine,
valves ground. Ready to in-
stall. $100 (863)467-6101
(5)- off road, 8 lug, $125.
REAR END- for F350, $100.
TAILLIGHTS, for 1994-1998
Chevy Cavalier, $50 or best
offer. (863)697-9154
TIRES & RIMS (5), brand new
Goodyear, from 2005 Jeep,
P2157R15, $500.
TIRES- 11/20, Military tread. 6
lug rims. $350.
TIRES (4) Copper Discover
ASP, Fits SUV or Truck.
255/70R16. Brand new
cond. $400 (863)763-0465
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass,
Lockable, Fits Dodge Ram
1500. Like new. $700 or
best offer. (863)697-3463

CASE NO.: 2005-CP-078
The administration of the ESTATE OF
MIGUEL GOMEZ, deceased, File Num-
ber 2005-CP-078, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Okeechobee County,
Flonrida, Probate Division, the address
of which Is 304 NW 2nd Street, Room
101, Okeechobee, FL 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorneys are set forth be-
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedents estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THREE
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is June 22, 2005.
Anastacia Medrano
Personal Representative
Joseph M.Hendry, II
Florida Bar No.: 0827060
Attorney for Personal Representative
Post Office Box418
606 W.Sugadand Highway
Clewiston, FL 33440
863) 983-5297
4808 ON 6/23,30/05

TOW HITCH frame mounted
Draw Tite, for full size Ford
truck or SUV $40

2000 V/2 Ton 2 wd. Pickup
Truck. $400 or best offer.

VW FOX ,'88- mainly parts, no
frame, $300.

WHEELS & TIRES from '04
Expedition, 18", 6 lug, $500
or best offer (863)675-8356

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received lor projects) in Okeechobee
Mabry and Elaine Murphy, 14464 NW 292nd St, Okeechobee, FL 34972, has sub-
mined Application 050517-7 for an Everglades Agricultural Area Works of the
District Permit. The project is located in Section 13, Township 34 South, Range
33 East. The water will be discharged to the C-38 Pool D (S-65D).
Fra-Mar Enterprises Inc (Estates at Okeechobee Pines) PO Box 536, Okeechobee,
FL 34973. has submitted Application 050520-11 for modification of Environmen-
tal Resource Permit 47-00672-P for 302 acres of residential lands. The water
will be discharged to Nubbin Slough arid the project is located in Sections 3,10,
Township 37 South, Range 36 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a witten request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the
application by writing to the South Florda Water Management District, Attn: Envi-
ronmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL
33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM
within 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing
regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for
after reviewing the staff report.
64953 ON 6/30/05

Request for Qualifications / Proposals
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) is requesting a Statement of Qualifications /
Proposals from interested firms for related professional engineering services for
improvements to the existing wastewater treatment plant. OUA anticipates that
this project will receive federal funding through a Community Development Block
Grant (interim treatment plant expansion). Additional information may be ob-
tained by contacting Landon Fortner, Executive Director at the OUA Office.
Interested firms may obtain a copy of the scope of Work by contacting the OUA of-
fice at 863-763-9460, or by fax 863-763-3746, or by mail at Okeechobee Utility
Authority, 100 SW 5th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974-4221.
Statement of Qualificatlons/Proposals must be received no later than 3:00 RM. on
July 26, 2005.
65898 ON 6/30-7/6/05

CHEVY 3500, '98, dually flat-
bed, V8, auto, a/c, $5500.
CHEVY S10- '94, Long bed,
White, power brakes steer-
ing, A/C $2500. or rea-
sonable offer 863-634-9783
gray, $40 (863)635-3390
FORD 150 XL,-V6, auto, a/c,
$5000. (863)697-3074
FORD F150, '89- XLT Lariat
pkg, $3500 or best offer.
(863)357-4595. Ron
FORD F150 '98- 4x4, great
condition, $8000.

FORD F250, '88- Lariat, Ex-
tended cab, PW,PS, runs,
$1200. (863)634-7706.
FORD F250, '95- 6 cyl, AC, 2
fuel tanks, camper top,
$2500 (863)467-0139. t
TOYOTA PU, '88- 4 speed, 4
cylinder, alot of new parts,
$900. (863)634-7706.

FORD EXPLORER, '97- 4x4,
.runs great, $4000 or best
offer. (863)234-1522.
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hang your hat? Look
no further than the

The City of Okeechobee is applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (CA) for a grant under the Florida Small Cit-
ies Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program FFY 2005 Economic Development category in an amount up to
$700,000. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons. The
City will be utilizing these funds for the construction of public infrastructure required so two (2) businesses can create new
employment opportunities for residents of the City. All activities are located within the City limits. Both businesses's who are
participating in this grant will create at least twenty (20) full-time lobs of which eleven (11) or 51% will be occupied by low-to-
moderate LMI) individuals. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentage benefit to low and moderate income per-
sons for which is applying are:
Percenter Benefit to
Low and Moderate
L,.I, ., 1 .i;,, ,,,,,.,,; lIncome Persons (LMI)
a, v... ,.' i i.. a. 20 Full-Time Jobs, 11 LMI-55%
04b Sewer Facilities $138,276 20 Full-Time Jobs, 11 LMI- 55%
005 Street Improvements $342,200 20 Full-Time Jobs, 11 LMI 55%
016 Engineering $73,220 N/A
013 Administration $56.000 N/A
Total Grant Request $700,000
Scoring purposes in the CDBG grant, private funds will also be leveraged.
The City of Okeechobee plans to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG funded activities in the following
manner: No permanent displacement is anticipated,
If any persons are displaced as a result of these planned activities, the City of Okeechobee will assist such persons in the follow-
ing manner: No permanent displacement is planned for this grant.
. i.,ii, I ., w 1.1 provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be hi. i ii 1 :.r ,.,T .:........ i ,. ,.
T. ',a .h.I, i.', 2005 at 6:00 p.m. Draft copy of parts of the application will be available o101 eview at me CGuy Amrinistra-
tor's office beginning on July 13, 2005. A final copy of the application will be made available at the City Administrators office
on Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m to 4:30 p.m. no more than five days
after submission to DCA. It is anticipated that the application will be submitted to DCA no later than July 26, 2005, To obtain
information concerning the application and the public hearing contact Mr. Brian Whitehall, City Administrator, City of Okeecho-
bee, 55 S.E. Third Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 ortelephone 863-763-3372.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for
the hearing impaired or the visually impaired shall contact Mr. Whitehall at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an
interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Mr. Whitehall
at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication
Device for Deaf Persons (TDD), please call 1-800-955-8771. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at
this meeting should contact Mr. Whitehall at least five calendar days priorto the meeting.
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DCA with the application.
The disclosures will be made available by the City of Okeachobee and DCA for public inspection upon request. These disclo-
sures will be available on and after the date of submission of the application and shall continue to be available for a minimum
period of five years.
1. Other government (federal, state and local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance
payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and amount;
2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or consultants involved in the application for assistance or
in the planning or development of the project or activity,
3. The Identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be ex-
pected to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are cor-
porations, or other entities, the identification and pecuniary interests by corporations or entity of each officer, director, principal
* stockholder, or other official of the entity;
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funds and the amount provid-
ed; and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk
66386 ON 7/1/05

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$1500. (772)489-6837

HAULMARK- 5'x8', Enclosed,
White $1950.

LAWN MOWER. Steel, Fold-
ing, Like new. $75.
hardware floor, $250

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