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Okeecho.bee News

Vol. 97 No. 160 Friday, June 9, 2006 50 Plus tax


A note from
the Chamber
A company posing as the
Okeechobee County Cham-
ber of Commerce is making
phone calls and asking busi-
nesses that they renew their
advertising on the Chamber
map or select new advertising.
These people are not associat-
ed with the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Com-
merce in anyway. Please refer
any calls from this company to
the Chamber office at 763-
6464, so Chamber officials can
advise them to cease and
desist using the Chamber's
name and credibility for their
own purposes. The Chamber
of Commerce does not solicit
over the phone. Any Chamber
of Commnerce carnpaign will
be in writing and will deal
directly with the Chnamber
office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.

Road closings
County Route 15B will be
closed to though traffic for
S repair of the ralli oad crossirig
beginning June 5. Begiiniri,2
June 12, C.R. 15A will be.
closed for the sanime reason

Pool closed:
The pool at the Sports Cornm-'
S plex is closed due to problems
with:.the pump. To find out
Swhen the pool ill leopern
please call (63) -167-7667.

Flag disposal
ceremony planned
Flag disposal \ ill be held
Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p rmi
.. at the American Legion Post
#64, I01 N.E. Second St Cub
Scout Pack 964 wVill assist Post
#64 in this program The pub.
lic is cordially in te ie t attend
Bring you children so they Ccar
learn about our flag


Man charged with
possession of meth
A Lakeport man was arrest-
ed on drug charges after a
search warrant was executed
by members of the Okee-
chobee Narcotics Task Force
on the garage apartment %\ here
he had apparentit been living
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Drought Index
Current: 571
,- Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.52 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
14.87 feet
South Florida

Water Management District.
S Depth given in feet above. sea


Governor signs 39 bills

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Keeping cool: Children take to the water slide

OkeechoDee News/Audrey Blackwell
Little ones at Building Blocks Child Care take to the water slide Wednesday, June 7 to
get away from the smoldering heat of 91 degrees F. in the sun with 51 percent humidity.
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The little patrons of Building Blocks Child Care cool off on the water slide on June 7
from temperatures forecast in the 90 degree mark with 51 percent humidity.

OHS ag team advances to

the national competition

Over 8 lbs.

of pot found

in local motel

Two charged
in connection
with the find

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Three people were arrest- a local motel on US.-441
S. attie deputies found over 8
pounds of marijuana in their
motel room.
The 8.55-lbs. of marijuana
had an estimated sueet \alue
ol i-.,840, according Ito the
Okeechobee County Shernll's
Office LOCSO).
Ai tested Tuesday, June 6,
were Daniel Salazar, Megan A.
Knight and Jose Jirnenez
Salazar, 2-1, N.W 24th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested on
a felony charge of possession
of marijuana with intent to sell
'and a misdemeanor charge of
possession of drug parapher-
nalia. His bond on these

Daniel Megan
Salazar Knight

charges \%as
set at
.$5.1,000. He
NA as also
with aggra-
vated bat-
tery on a
person and
booked into
the Okee-
County Jail


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Couple arrested

on drug charges

A couple visiting their son
at the Okeechobee Correc-
tional Institute (OCI) were
,arrested after a K-9 alerted to
the alleged presence of drugs
in their car.
Arrested Sunday, June 4,
were James E. and Karen W.
Bates of a Transylvania
Avenue address in Key Largo.
James, 53, was charged with
possession of cocaine and
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of
$5,000. His wife Karen, 53,
was arrested on .a felony
charge of possession of
cocaine and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams. Her
bond was set at $6,000.
According to an arrest

report by Deputy William
Suggs of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), the drugs were
allegedly found in the couple's
car during a drug intervention
search. OCI Sergeant Brett
Hardley and his K-9 were
doing an exterior search of the
car when the alleged drugs
were found.
According to a May 9 press
release from the Department
of Corrections (DOC), the
Drug Detection K-9 program
has been expanded as part of
a comprehensive program for
the purpose of deterrence and
drug interdiction.
The deputy's report states
See Charges Page 2.

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ByLorna Jablorski
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School's
newest state championship
team has qualified to go to
national competition in Indi-
anapolis,.Ind., in October to
represent not only Okee-
chobee but the state of Florida.
The Brahman
Agriculture/Mechanics team
recently took top honors at the
Florida Agriculture Mechanics
Career Development contest
held at Ridge Technical Center
in Winter Haven when they
beat our eight other district
winning teams.
The team consists of four
seniors Brent Hill, Jake
Johnson, Jesse Douglas and
A.J. Summerford. They were
coached by O.H.S. second-
year agriculture mechanics

teacher Brandon Weaver. .
"If it wasn't for agriculture
you wouldn't have anything at
the grocery store," stated Mr.
Weaver. "Agriculture is the
basis for everything, whetl2er
it's animal science, horticul-
ture, mechanics, the clothes
on your back, the food on your
table and the roof over your
"There are no ifs, ands or
buts about it you've got to
have agriculture," ,he added.
The grueling two-day com-
petition began with a written
test about agriculture and
mechanics. The following
morning the team competed
as a group as well as individu-
ally in five areas.
They had to be able to accu-
rately cut a rafter to prove their
wood-working ability; figure
the average daily weight gain

of an animal based on two dif-
ferent buckets of feed; show
their proficiency in welding;
properly identify tools used on
animals; properly identify trac-
tor parts and hook up an elec-
trical connection; demonstrate
their ability to read topographi-
cal maps; and, answer ques-
tions about agricultural chemi-
When the final scores were
calculated, the Brahmans
stepped onto the stage as the
top team in Florida. In addition
to winning top team honors,
A.J. Summerford walked away
with individual top honors.
"We are extremely proud of
this team and of our entire
agriculture department," stat-
ed Okeechobee High School
Assistant Principal Mike Rade-
See Team Page 2

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Snack time
Ibis skitter across a field on Northwest 26th Lane and
Northwest Ninth Avenue after munching in a grassy swale.

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Man charged with possession of meth

A Lakeport man was arrested
on drug charges after a search
warrant was executed by mem-
bers of the Okeechobee Nar-
cotics Task Force on the garage
apartment where he had appar-
ently been living.
Stephen Bartley Milum, 48,
Milum Drive, Lakeport, was
arrested June 7 on the felony
charge of possession of metham-
phetamine. He was also arrested
on a misdemeanor charge of

possession of drug parapherna-
lia. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $8,000.
An Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO) arrest affi-
davit indicates Milum had been
staying in a garage apartment
located on U.S. 98 N. for about
two months.
After the OCSO Special
Response Team secured the apart-
ment, task force members execut-

ed the search warrant where they
reportedly found suspected
methamphetamine residue on a
spoon, in four plastic baggies, on
an 8-inch piece of aluminum foil
that had been burnt on the bot-
tom and on some cotton balls.
The residue on these items
was field tested and indicated a
positive response for the pres-
ence of methamphetamine.
Milum reportedly told the offi-
cers he did not live in the apart-

ment. But,
when the offi-
cers spoke
with the
they were told
that Milum had
paid them a
total of $900 in
rent for the last
two months, Stephen
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under a bond of $50,000 on that
Knight, 21, N.W. 24th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested on
the felony charge of possession
of marijuana with intent to sell
and the misdemeanor charge of
possession of drug parapherna-
lia. Her bond was set at $16,000.
Although Jimenez, 22, was
arrested during the investigation
and was associated with Salazar
and Knight, his arrest stemmed
from a subsequent search of his
personal vehicle. Jimenez, N.W.
34th Ave., in Okeechobee, was
charged with the felony of pos-
session of cocaine and the mis-
demeanors of possession of
marijuana under 20 grams arid
possession of drug parapherna-
lia. His total bond was set at
According to, OCSO Lieu-
tenant William Markham,
deputies found the suspected
marijuana while they were look-


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" that a small plastic bag contain-
S ing a white substance that
weighed .27 grams was found in
a wallet that also contained a
Florida driver's license in the
name of James Bates.
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that another plastic bag contain-
S ing a white powder substance
that weighed .67 grams was
found in a purse. The purse also
contained a Florida driver's
license in the name of Karen
A suspected marijuana ciga-
o ,,- rette that weighed .45 grams was
-' reportedly found in an open cig-
arette box in the passenger side
of the car's front seat, continued
" the report.
Deputy Suggs stated in his


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baugh. "We are known around
the state for our outstanding
agriculture program and this
team and its coach, Brandon
Weaver, have lived up to the rep-
utation of Okeechobee High
School. We are fortunate to have
a teacher like Mr. Weaver. He is a
tremendous asset to our school.
But, we must give a ton of credit
to the team. They are the core of
the 'agriculture department's
"I am so excited for the.
team," said Mr. Weaver. "This is

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Community Events

Church hosting Bible adventure
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 412 N.W. Sixth St., will hold
its Bible times village adventure June 25 through June 29 from 6
until 8 p.m. Bring your entire family to Bethlehem Village and dress
in your robes or tunics so you will fit right into the Bible times set-
ting. To register your family for this adventure, call (863) 357-3680.

Peace Lutheran plans VBS
Peace Lutheran Ministries will host vacation Bible school June
26-30 from 6 until 8 p.m. The theme will be All Aboard the Gospel
Express. For information, call (863) 763-5042.

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News Briefs

Survey will help with stormwater plan
OKEECHOBEE The City of Okeechobee and Okeechobee Coun-
ty are jointly involved in preparing a stormwater master plan to deal
with the overall drainage situation in the county, and they need your
Residents are being asked to fill out a simple six-question form
describing drainage problems with which they are familiar. Additional
comments can be added.
The forms can be picked up at Okeechobee City Hall, 55.S.E. Third
Ave.; the Okeechobee County Annex, 499 N. W. Fifth Ave.; and, the
South Florida Water Management District, Okeechobee Service Center
at 205 N. Parrott Ave., Suite 201.
Completed forms can be returned to the above locations or e-
mailed to The deadline for submission of
forms June 15.

Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee, of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identify
the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business own-
ers located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which is the tar-
get district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are urged to par-
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of concern
to the proper authorities.
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website www.main-; or, by contacting Ex6cutive Director Lydia Jean
Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria: ', .
You o%\ned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
*You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insurance
or other assistance.
Your gross household income is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household $24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300: six persons $40,100; seven persons $42,850; and, eight
persons $45,500.
Interviews for applications for this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monda, through Friday.


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ing for Salazar who was wanted
on the aggravated battery
charge. When deputies Richard
Voss and Kenneth Sarros
knocked on the motel room
door around 11:30 p.m. it was
opened by Knight.
Lt. Markham said when the
door was opened the deputies
could smell the marijuana. They
also saw a set of scales sitting on
a countertop, he added.
At that point, the room was
sealed and the deputies returned
to the sheriff's office to make
their application for a search
warrant. Once that was complet-
ed, the warrant was taken to a
judge, who approved it.
The deputies returned to the
motel around 6 a.m. and.began
searching the room. The sus-
pected marijuana was found
during this search, said Lt.
Lt. Markham said it does not
appear that Salazar is related to
Neal Salazar, who.was recently
convicted of first-degree murder
in the shooting death of Evelyn
Jean Nutter. Neal Salazar
received the death sentence.

report that the substances were
field tested and the white pow-
der indicated a positive result for
the presence of cocaine, while
the seized cigarette indicated a
positive result for the presence
of marijuana:
The couple denied bringing
the drugs to the prison for their
son, Joey Bates, said the
deputy's report.
Joey Bates, 25, was sen-
tenced on Aug. 12, 2005, to four
years in prison. He was convict-
ed of driving under the influ-
ence/causing serious bodily
injury. Following his release
from prison he will serve one
year under community supervi-
Robby Cunningham, from
DOC's media relations depart-
ment, said he could not com-
ment on this case because the
investigation is continuing.'

the first time ever that Okee-
chobee High School's agricul-
ture mechanics team has won
the state championship. The
kids did an incredible job. I have
to give credit to their parents and
former agriculture teacher, Mr.
Black, as well. Mr. Black had
these kids through their sopho-
more year and gave them the
foundation they needed to
accomplish this."
Mr. Weaver is a graduate of
Western Kentucky University. He
is from Glasgow, Ky., and holds a
degree in Agricultural Education.
The team received $750 in
prize money that is to be used
toward its trip to Indianapolis.

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Summer lunch program is offered

Okeechobee County Public
Schools' Food Service Department
is sponsoring meals at school sites
during the regular summer school
session from Monday, June 5,
through Friday, June 30.
Meals will be provided to all
children at no charge. Acceptance
and participation requirements for
the program and all activities are
the same for all, regardless of race,
color, national origin, sex, age or
disability and there will be no dis-
crimination in the course of the
meal services.
Meals will be provided at the fol-
lowing sites: Central Elementary

School, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave.; Osceo-
la Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th St.;
and, Okeechobee High School
(breakfast), 2800 U.S. 441 N.
For students that are not regis-
tered for summer school activities,
interested parents may register
their child/children for the food
program. Registration will be held
at the .Food Service Office, 3150
N.W 10th Terrace, on Wednesday,
May 31, from 7:30 a.m. until 4:p.m.
Parents for non-registered stu-
dents will be required to provide
transportation to and from the
school site and will be required to
stay with their children during the

Questions may be directed to
the Okeechobee County School
Food Service office at (863) 462-
Any person who believes he or
she has been discriminated against
in any USDA related activity should
write or call immediately to USDA,
Director Office of Civil Rights, 1400
Independence Avenue, S.W,
Washington, D.C., 20250-9410; or
call (800) 795-3272(voice) or (202)
720-6282 (TIY).
The USDA is an equal opportu-
nity provider and employer.

Arrest Report

Submitted to Okeechobee News
Great mileage,
Greater Gator Mileage Club winners for Everglades Elementary girl's grades, three
through five, for 2005-2006 are: (from right to left) Dayla Ferneau, first place; Sabrina
Mestre,-second place, and Lyn Romero, third place.

FAU accepting applications

at IRCC campus in Okeechobee

Atlantic University admissions rep-
resentatives will be visiting the
IRCC Dixon Hendry Campus in
Okeechobee on June 13 from 3:30
until .6:30 p.m. to accept admis-
sion applications from those who

have an associate's degree or at
least 60 college credits. Interested
persons may apply by submitting
an. official transcript, a $30 appli-
cation fee, payable by check or
money order, and a completed
application. Information on finan-

cial aid and academic programs at
FAU's Treasure Coast Campus in
Port St. Lucie will also be avail-
able. Visit for
details or call Jodie Koerner, assis-
tant director of admissions/finan-,
cial aid, at (772)-873-3308.


Sidney Katon
Sidney Katon, age 88, ofOkee-
chobee, died Wednesday, June 7,
2006, at Okeechobee Health Care
Facility. Mr. Katon was born July
31, 1917, in New York, N.Y. to.
Nathan Katon. He was the owner
of tailoring and dry cleaning
stores having come to Okee-
chobee from Delray Beach in
Mr. Katon is survived by sons,
Howard Katon of Okeechobee,
Ronald Katon of Portland, Ore.,
and Wayne Katon of Seattle,
Wash.; six grandchildren; and,' a
brother, Benjamin Katon of St.
Services will be held at a later
date in North Carolina. .

The guest book may be
viewed at www.bassokeechoee-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
Jeanne Rebecca
Lingo Tillman
Jeanne Rebecca Lingo Till-
man, age 80 of Okeechobee, died
Monday, June 5, 2006. in Watauga
Medical Center, Boone N.C. She
was born December 13, 1925 to
John and Alice Ling. She was a
sales clerk.
She is preceded in death by
parents John and Alice Lingo and
husband Jerry D. Tillman.

She is survived by sons, John-
ny Tillman of Fort Meade, Jerry
Tillman of Okeechobee, and
Keith Tillman of West Palm
Beach, daughters Carol Perlaza of
Beech Mountain N.C. and Jeanne
Fiato of Fort Meade, 13 grandchil-
dren and 13 great- grandchildren.
In addition, she is survived by sis-
ters Dolores Dorman of Dagsboro
Del. and Shirley Brittham of Mills-
boro, Del.
Visitation will be held Satur-
day, June 10 from 10 a.m. until
service time at 11 a.m. at Baker
Funeral Home Chapel, 2222 High-
way. 37 E. Moultrie Ga. Interment
will be at Pleasant Grove Ceme-
Baker Funeral Home is. in
charge of the arrangements.

The following individuals were
arrested on felony ordriving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD);
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission '(FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
Enrique Jimenez-Lopez, 26,
N.W 36th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 1 by Deputy Kristin
Gray on felony charges of resisting
an officer with violence and depriv-
ing an officer of communication,
and a misdemeanor charge of no
valid driver's license. His total bond
wassetat $8,500.
'* Emory Mitchell, 16, E.
Conover Ave., Tampa, was arrested
June 1 by Deputy Corporal J. Royal
on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging *him with the felony of
escape from a juvenile facility, and
a misdemeanor charge of resisting
arrest without violence. His bond
was set'at $5,750. He was also
arrested on another Okeechobee
County warrant that charged him
with the felony of battery on deten-
tion or commitment facility staff.
His bond on that charge was set at
Elizabeth Grace Dooley, 21,
S.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 1 by Deputy Corporal
Jack Nash on charges of posses-
sion ofaconrtrolled substance (vali-
um), possession of a controlled
substance (oxycodone) and pos-
session of a controlled substance
(soma). Her total bond was set at
$7,500. '-
Denise Georgeann Thomas,
43, Okeechobee, was. arrested
June 2 by Deputy Arlene Durbin on
warrant charging her with violation
of probation driving under the
influence with priors. She is being
held without bond.
Nicole Marie Moorehead, 26,
21st St., Buckhead Ridge, was
arrested June2 by Deputy W Suggs
on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with amended viola-


tion of probation possession of
marijuana less than 20 grams. Her
bond was set at $5,000. She was
also arrested on another Okee-
chobee County warrant that
charged her with amended viola-
tion of probation purchase of a
controlled substance/cannabis.
She is being held'without bond on
that charge.
Francisco Perez Reyes, .52,
N.W 36th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 3 by DeputyAugustin
Saucedo on a felony charge of pos-
session of cocaine, and misde-
meanor charges of possession of
drug paraphernalia and driving
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Jefferson Jackson Davis, 41,
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convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
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firmed and printed.

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NEGOTIATIONS: We are trying to find out when negotiAtions for
classified school employees be held. We have no representation any-
more and I called the school board and no one knows when the meet-
ing is. Do they not want us to come?
Editor's Note: We contacted school district officials and were told
those negotiations began Wednesday, June 7, and were also being
held Thursday, June 8. It was not known if those discussions would
continue through Friday, June 9.

ALL-STAR GAMES: I was wondering when the All-Star games will
be played for the 9 and 10 year olds?
Editor's Note: According to OCRA officials, the 9- and 10-year-old
All-Star games will start play in Okeechobee on Saturday, June 24.
The 13 and 14 year olds will begin play on July 1, also in Okeechobee.
No times have been set as of yet.

HORSES: For crying out loud, what is wrong with the neighbors of
these horses that died? You can't feed these poor rejected animals on
your own? Let them starve to death. God forgive you for being so stu-
pid and lazy.

THREE-FINGERED GLOVE: Can someone tell me why the giant
glove on top of the San Francisco stadium only has one thumb and
three fingers?

Community Events

Mr. & Miss Firecracker pageant planned
The Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue volunteers will sponsor
their annual Mr. and Miss Firecracker beauty pageant on Saturday,
June 17, 6 p.m., at the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall, 2800
U.S. 441 N. This contest is open to Okeechobee residents only. The
deadline to enter is Sunday June 11, at 5 p.m. Applications can be
picked up at Kids Comer/Outpost, Bridgette Waldau Studio Graphic
Design, Carolyn's Coiffures and the Okeechobee County Chamber of
Commerce. For information, contact coordinators Donnie Arnold at
(863) 634-6464 or Darlene Stokes at (863) 763-3430.
Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Saturday,
June 17, at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The tournament
will get under way at 8 am. Tournament formatwill be a four-person
scramble, make your own team. The entry fee will include green
fees, prizes and a barbecue. Proceeds from the tournament will help
defray medical expenses incurred by Mr. Allison. For-information or
to enter, call (863) 763-1921, ext. 11. The deadline for paid entries is
Saturday, June 10.
Church schedules Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host their Vaca-
tion Bible School June 19-23 from 6 until 9 p.m. This year's topic is
Arctic Edge, Where Adventure Meets Courage. Classes will be from
age 3 to adult. A class for the deafwill also be available. Child care for
2 and under will be provided for parents attending VBS. A kick-off
event is scheduled for June 17 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. Registration
forms may be downloaded at, or picked
up at the church office. For information, call (863) 763-1699.,
Bank hosting mixer '
Seacoast National Bank, formerly Big Lake National Bank, will
host the June Main Street mixer on Tuesday, June 20, at 1409 S. Par-
rott Ave., from 5 until 7 p.m. with prize giveaways and refreshments.
The event is open to Main Street members and the public.
Book discussion group to meet
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group will meet Thurs-
day, June 22, at 7 p.m. The book to be read and discussed is "Persua-
sion" by Jane Austen. This will be the last meeting for the season.
The next meeting will be in September. The library is located at 206'
S.W. Second St. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
CPR class offered
The American Red Cross will offer a free CPR class on Friday, June
23, frorm6 until 10 p.m. as part of the Youth Extreme Weekend. The
class is free for youth ages 13 to 21. For information, call Candace or
Debbie at (863) 763-2488.
Free memory loss screenings offered
The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will offer free
memory loss screenings on Friday, June 23, from 11 a.m. until 2:30
p.m. Appointments are needed. To schedule an appointment, call
Donna True at 800-861-7826 or (772) 285-6291.
April Brown (Yates) benefit will be June 24
A memorial benefit has been scheduled for April Brown (Yates)
on Saturday, June 24, from noon until 4 p.m. at Good Spirits, 245 U.S.
441 S.E. Spaghetti dinners will be $5 per plate. There will also be a
live band, karaoke and an auction to help raise funds for funeral
expenses. A trust fund has been set up at Big Lake National Bank. For
information, call April Selph at (863) 447-1141.

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Guest Commentary

More support sought for Grace school

By Marie Brooks
principal, Grace Christian School
Thank you for publishing the
article about our school, written
by one of our rising seniors. We
are excited about the coming
school year and the many new
opportunities the Lord is provid-
ing for our school and its families.
Our enrollment for next year is
now up to 60 as of June 2. We
also have two local church con-
gregations who have pledged to
support our school as we make
the transition to being a commu-
nity school. This change is being
made with the full support and
blessing of the Grace Christian
Church Board.
Grace Christian Church started

this school in 1976 as a way of
providing a Christ-centered edu-
cation and as a ministry to the
families of our community. Their
many years of support and sacri-
fice have blessed countless chil-
dren in our community.
However, the church recog-
nizes that more support is needed
in order to continue to offer a
quality education; therefore, we
are appealing to local churches to
pray about providing not only
financial support, but more
importantly, spiritual leadership.
I am coming into this job with
12 years of teaching experience -
nine, of which, have been in
Christian schools. I am thrilled at
the opportunity to be part of the
.restructuring here at Grace. I wel-

Community Calendar

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863)
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
'Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the. First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a more
normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has stopped
using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee,
1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month beginning at 6
p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian singers and musicians
are welcome to take part. For information, contact the church at (863)
763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at
(863) 467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m., at
the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride ta.m.,
weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week or any ques-
tions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart at
(863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education include:
AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic violence; absti-
nence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materials and pre-
vention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion. -
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick
Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4:H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of
the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee
County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until
5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
A.A. meeting, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at
Athe Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invit-
ed. Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your
organization or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is
open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual member-
ship is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at
(863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently
home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W..
Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

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come input from the members of
this community, as well as from
our Grace families as we begin
this process.
I want to strongly encourage
those who want a Christ-centered
education for their child to come
and enroll. There are limited
scholarships available, so it is
important to apply now. We have
an outstanding, dedicated faculty
who love children. We offer a pre-
school class and elementary pro-
gram, as well as a curriculum for
middle school and high school.
Our high school students will
also be able to take advantage of
Spanish, drama and culinary arts
classes. All students from kinder-
garten up will receive physical,
education daily. Elementary stu-

dents will also receive
literature/art classes and creative
presentations classes, which will
include public speaking, photog-
raphy and dance/interpretive
While there is a debt, we have
a workable budget established for
next year. With current enroll-
ment, we are approximately
halfway to meeting our budget.
We are trusting the Lord to pro-
vide the remainder of the finances
needed to operate the school.
Donations may be made by
churches, organizations, busi-
nesses and individuals and will
receive a tax-deductible receipt.
Even if you are unable to give
financially, we ask that you pray,
diligently for us.

Community Events

Vacation Bible School planned
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church will hold their vacation
Bible through June 9 from 7 until 9 p.m. The theme for this year's
event will be Boomerang Bonanza. There will be classes for all
ages. For information, call (863) 763-7743.
Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be host a yard sale on Friday, June
9, and Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be
held at the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue Volunteer House locat-
ed at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue. All proceeds
benefit patient care in Okeechobee. All yard sale donations are
accepted at this location.
Endangered plants topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, June
10, starting at 7:30 a.m. It will be re-broadcasted at I and 6 p.m. on -
WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be David Price, direc-
tor of horticulture for the Bok Tower Gardens Foundation, Inc. The
topic will be educating the publicon the historic and scientific value
of Florida's endangered and threatened plant species. For informa-
tion, contact the Historic Bok Sanctuary in Lake Wales at (863) 676-
1408; or,
Peace Lutheran yard sale scheduled
Thrivent of Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, will
hold a yard sale Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
PLC Fellowship Hall.
Church planning yard sale
The Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W 10th St., will have a
yard sale on Saturday, June 10, starting at 8 a.m. There willalso be a
sausage gravy and biscuit breakfast from 8 until 9 a.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-4059.
Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness -
Center on Monday, June 12, and Monday, J6ti'-26, at 5:30 p.m. Fori
information, call (863) 763-4320.

Youth summer camp planned
Arriold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual sum-
mer camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12 during the
month of June. Camp dates are: June 12-16; June 19-23; and, June
26-30. The cost is $100 per camper, and campers should provide
their own snacks and lunch. For information, contact Sue Arnold at
(863) 763-4630.
Church hosting Bible school
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
host their annual vacation Bible school June 12-16 from 5 until 8
p.m. This year's theme is Treasure Seekers, exploring God's prom-
ises. A nursery will be provided for helpers and those taking part in,
the adult class. Dinner will also be provided. For information, call
(863) 763-4021.
Coalition provider meeting slated
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee counties will hold a provider meeting Tuesday, June 13, at
12:30 p.m. at the United Way Offices, 1836 14th Ave., in Vero Beach.
All interested parties are invited to attend. Assistance for handi-
capped persons may be arranged by contacting the Early Learning
Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties. For
information, call (772) 489-8120, ext. 10.
'DaVinci Code' discussion planned
A discussion on the "DaVinci Code" will be held at the Okee-
chobee County Library, 206 S.W 16th St., on June 13, 20 and 27 at
6:30 p.m. For information, call the Everglades Baptist Church at
(863) 467-5479.
Local provider meeting slated
Okeechobee County Advisor and Provider meeting will be held
Wednesday, June 14, at 12:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Health Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.
Early Learning group to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee Counties,
Inc. will hold a full coalition meeting Thursday, June 15, at 1:30 p.m.
at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., north portable, in
Fort Pierce.
Coalition assessment panel to meet
Program Quality Assessment Committee of the Early Learning
Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee counties will hold a full
coalition meeting Thursday, June 15, following the coalition
meeting at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., north
portable, in Fort Pierce.
Lake Denton Camp dates slated
Summer camp is back at Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park.
Camp for grades nine through 12 camp is July 16- 22. Reduced rates
are available if registered before June 15. The camp for grades two
through five will be July 23-27, and reduced rates are available if
registered before July 1. Call Pam at (863) 634-9280, or the camp at
(863) 453-3627 for information and an application.
Realtors host benefit links tourney
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will host their annual
golf tournament on Saturday, June 24, at 8 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Okeechobee High
School Scholarship Fund and Habitat for Humanity. The Board of.
Realtors is looking for teams, sponsors and anyone interested in
donating a door prize. Call J.D. Mixon for details at (863) 763-0999.
Reunion planned for '60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, 4276
U.S. 441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. There will be a
special tribute for Johnny Mack Kinsaul If you are a member of a
class from 1960-1969 you are invited to attend.For information, call
(863) 763-6464 or (863) 763-8865.


The Okeechobee News, Friday, June 9, 2006

City to decide police chief's fate

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to Okeechobee News
Belle Glade is expected to make a
final determination on the fate of its
police chief, Albert Dowdell, in a
matter of weeks.
Mr. Dowdell will know, at a
hearing to be held later this month,
if he will be terminated or allowed
to continue to serve in the role of
chief of police.
Belle Glade City Manager Hous-
ton Tate provided the chief with a
letter for a pre-termination meeting
after a grand jury sharply criticized
the department in its investigation
of a shooting at a club last year.
Mr. Dowdell has been the sub-
ject of much speculation after the
grand jury's report was released a
week ago, which heavily criticized
the police department for failing to
carry through with a proper investi-
gation into the shooting last year.
The report depicts an unflatter-
ing picture of the police depart-
ment, and chastises the officers
tasked with covering the case for
mistakes made at the scene of the
crime and for failing to conduct a
thorough investigation.
On Oct. 7 of last year, Derrick

Bryant was shot in the parking lot
of Club 21, a local weekend hang-
out spot. The report references the
Officer Leo Davis, his sergeant,
Jeffers Walker, and the chief were
singled out in the report. The offi-
cers, the report reads, put inaccu-
rate information on the report and
failed to interview witnesses at the
scene of the crime, among other
The grand jury ultimately said
the mistakes warranted criminal
charges be considered against the
chief of police. The next grand jury
is expected to act on determining
additional charges that may include
perjury, misuse of public power and
corruption and criminal contempt.
The investigation resulted after
visiting law enforcement officials
from High Springs and
Gainesville, in town last year offer-
ing their help in the post-hurri-
cane recovery efforts, expressed
concern at how the police depart-
ment was being managed. They
initiated the investigation.
In the wake of the report,
Dowdell was placed on administra-
tive leave of absence with pay by
City Manager Tate, pending the pre-
termination hearing.

"I asked him if he had ques-
tions," the manager remembered.
"He said he did not."
According to Mr. Tate, the report's
subject matter was serious enough
to warrant the city's attention.
The hearing, which should have
been held today, was postponed to
June 26 after Mr. Dowdell's new
legal representation asked for time
to review the case and prepare for
the meeting.
It will be at Mr. Tate's sole discre-
tion whether or not to move for-
ward with the termination. Mr. Tate
said he will listen to Mr. Dowdell's
attorney before making a final
With the power to hire and fire
assigned to the manager, the city
commission is unable to vote on
the issue.
"The grand jury is just one
view," said Mr. Tate. "We have to
hear the side of the chief."
Mr. Tate maintains that Mr.
Dowdell has done a good job as
"He has done very good work
for the city," he said earlier this
week. Still, he said referencing the
report, the city, "Had to take the
position that this was a serious doc-

Earlier this year, Mr. Dowdell
fought back criticisms of his depart-
ment after several known drug
users broke into the evidence room
of the former police department
building. The robbers took guns
from the evidence room, money
and other items, and sold them on
the streets for cash.
Nobody was assigned to check
the building and no cameras or
alarms were installed to notify
police if someone broke in. The
robberies spanned several weeks,
according to officials with the
police department.
The chief has also been the
focus of attacks from residents,
who say the department has expe-
rienced an inordinate level of
turnover at the department, is pro-
viding poor services and should be
transferred to the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office.,
Calipto Gonzalez, who heads
the department's detective division,
was named interim chief after Mr.
Dowdell's suspension.
It is the second time in Mr. Gon-
zalez's career that he is named the
interim chief. Mr. Gonzalez serx ed
as the interim chief after a similar:
scandal forced Pahokee's chief of
police out of his position.

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Water plant in Clewiston moving forward

By Ideybis Gonzalez
Special to Okeechobee News
CLEWISTON Officials with
the city of Clewiston say plans to
construct a state-of-the-art water
plant in Clewiston are continuing'
to move forward according to
The new plant promises to
deliver some of the cleanest
drinking water in the state, allevi-
ating some of the problems asso-
ciated with drawing water directly
from Lake Okeechobee.,
Officials say the construction
'on the new reverse osmosis water
plant has begun.
The plant will produce clean
drinking water at a rate of 3 mil-
lion gallons per day and is expect-
ed to service the approximately

12,600 residents living in Hendry
and Glades counties, as well as
some areas of Palm Beach Coun-
The system will incorporate
the latest in water filtration tech-
nology, which is expected to pro-
vide a cleaner water supply to all
residents. Many residents today
purchase bottled water because
they refuse to drink Ite water
from the tap, something that will
change when the plant is up and
running, city leaders say.
The plant will be located
inside of the city's public works
compound off Olympia Street
and, according to city officials,
should be operational by August
of 2007.
According to documents pro-
vided by the city, the project is

moving forward as planned.
Three of the four production wells
have been completed and con-
tractors have started construction
of the main plant facility.
\\'hen finished, the plant will
remove the city's dependence on
the current water supply source,
U.S. Sugar's .water system that
currently pulls its water from Lake
Okeechobee, to a ground watery
At $21 million, the construc-
tion and design of the plant -is
expected to be paid through a
combination of federal and city
dollars and low-interest loans.
The city of Clewiston, qualify-
ing as a rural area, has sought
help from the USDA's Office of
Rural Development, the South
Florida Water Management Dis-

trict and the Federal Economic
Development Administration.
The majority of'the money, a
share of $14.5 million in loans and
$4 million in grants was provided
by the USDA office, completing
the full cost of the construction of
the new plant.
The engineers in charge of the
construction of this project are
Camp Dresser and McKee Engi-
neering Inc. of Palm Beach Coun-
ty. Contractors for the project are
Southeast Engineering and Youn-
quist Brothers Inc.
The issue will be discussed at
the next meeting of the city, June
19, when it is expected that the
commission will approve a reso-
lution in connection -with the
water plant.

Glades County Arrest Report

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUO) charges by the
Glades County, Sheriff's Office:
(GCSO), the Seminole. Police
Department (SPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the Depart-
mentof Corrections (DOC).-
Bradley Walzer, 42, Buckhead
Ridge, was arrested May 20 by
Deputy Tito Nieves on charges of

driving under the influence and
refusal to submit to at DUI test. His'
bond was set at $5,000.
Joseph Spairho\ward, 22i
Lehigh Acres, was arrested May 20
by Deputy Robert Davis on charges
of driving under the influence and
selling/giving alcohol to a person
under the age of 21. His bond was
set at $1,000.
Darius Evans, 23, Moore
Haven, was arrested May 22 by
Deputy Joe Sapuppo on charges of

aggravated battery and giving false
identification to a law enforcement
officer. He was also arrested on a
warrant from Martin County. His
bond was set at $15,500.
0 James Lewis, 24, Moore
Haven, was arrested May 23 by
Detective Mike Pepitone on
charges of grand theft auto and
arson. His bond was set at $35,000.
Pedro Gonzalez, 45, Miami,
was arrested May 26 by Deputy
Jason Griner on a felony charge of

.possession of cocaine, and misde-
meanor charges of possession of
marijuana under 20 grams and
possession ofldrug paraphernalia;
His bond was set at $13,000.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.

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The Okeechobee News, Friday, June 9,2006

Local cowgirls qualify for national rodeo 7 Skip's Bar-B-ue
By LomaJablonski years old. But she has already
Okeechobee News made a name for herself in I
rodeo competition. Ms. Peaden KIDPS EAT FREE
Okeechobee will once again lJ i finished in fourth place in break- 4
light when two young teen cow- away roping at state competi- MondaH Nights 4 to 8 p.m. .
girls ride into the ring in Gallup, tion. She has been competing in ine-n Ony
N.M. this summer. rodeo events since the tender
Maci Culligan and LexiPea- ageof 8yearsold. Sheiscurrent (863 63-8313 104 SE 6th St.
en have earned positions on the ly the youngest member of the 8 .
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Floria national team that will
travel to Gallup, N.M. to com-
pete in the National Wrangler
Junior High Rodeo July 10-15 by
finishing in the top four at state-
level competition. Both girls will
be competing in breakaway rop-
Fourteen-year old Maci Culli-
gan is a former student at Year-
ling Middle School. She will
enter the ninth grade at the Submitted to Okeechobee News/Jonathan Peaden
Okeechobee Freshman Campus Maci Culligan (left) and Lexi Peaden (right) have qualified for
in August. Ms. Culligan earned the National Wrangler Junior High Rodeo team. They will be
her way onto the national team representing Okeechobee and Florida at the Junior High
by finishing in second place in Nationals in Gallup, N.M., on July 10-15. Both girls will be
breakaway roping at the state competing in the break away event.
competition. The Reserve State
Champion is already looking for- Okeechobee High School' rodeo ter of Cathy and Martin Culligan.
ward to competing With the team thisfall. She is the daugh- Lexi Peaden may only be 13-

riutesu ionail Cuwuouys ussocia-
tion (PCA). Even though this
young lady will enter the, eighth-
grade at Osceola Middle School
in the fall, she is ranked number
one in the high school division
of PCA in barrel racing. She also
competes in the Florida Junior
Rodeo Association. She is the
daughter of Missie and Kevin
These cowgirls will compete
against 800 of the best junior
rodeo athletes from all over the
United States for $150,000 in
prizes, scholarships and the
right to be called the Wrangler
Junior National Champion.

FWC offers unique hunting opportunities

The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) is offering sportsmen
some unique hunting opportuni-
ties for the coming season.
The FWC is providing sports-
men mobility-impaired hunts,-
supervised youth hunts, family
hunts, quail hunts and track vehi-
cle and airboat hunts on selected
wildlife management areas
Worksheets are available at
FWC regional offices and online
at'hunting under
"Limited Entry Hunts." The peri-
od for submitting applications to
be included in the random draw-,
ings begins 10 a.m. (EDT) June 20:
until July 7. Applications may be
submitted through the Internet, at
tax collectors' offices or at any
license agent. Applications are no
longer accepted by mail.

Mobility-impaired hunts are
for persons who require special
equipment. These hunts are not
. intended for hunters who have a
Florida Disabled Person Hunting
and Fishing Certificate, but rather
those who are permanently con-
fined to a wheelchair, persons
who require the use of mechani-
cal aids (crutches and walkers) to
walk or those with complete sin-
gle-leg amputations.
Another unique hunt is for
hunters 8-15 years old. Two
WMAs in' the North Central ;
Region. (Camp Blanding and'
Andrews) offer opportunities for
non-hunting adults to supervise
'.young hunters on public hunting
areas where the number of
hunters and the hunting areas are
rigidly controlled to provide an
.optimum learning experience
and maximum safety. These

hunts are popular, and the num-
ber of applicants exceeds the
number of spaces available each
The new Lafayette. Creek
WMA as well as Matanzas,
Andrews, Devil's Hammock and
Dinner Island WMAs will offer
family hunts this year. Applicants
age 18 or older may apply for a
permit. The permit holder is
required to bring one to two chil-
dren ages 8-15. Unlike the youth
hunt, the family hunt allows the
adult supervisor to hunt with the
A quota hunt permit will be
required to hunt quail on the
Blackwater WMA Hutton Unit
and Blackwater Field Trial Area in
the Northwest Region. There are
seven two-day hunts available on
the Hutton Unit and two four-day
hunts on the Field Trial Area. The

quota is two groups per hunt on
the Hutton Unit and three groups
per hunt on the Field Trial Area. A
group may consist of up to three
hunters. Shooting hours end at 3
p.m., and the bag limit is 12 quail
per group per day.
Wildlife management areas in
the southern part of the state offer
hunters an unusual challenge
because of their open-marsh
landscape. Hunting these areas
requires special vehicles, and the
FWC has established quotas on
the number of vehicles allowed.
Permits to operate track vehicles
on Rotenberger, Everglades and
Francis S. Taylor and Holey Land
WMAs, and permits to operate
airboats on Everglades and Fran-
cis S. Taylor WMA are issued in
two random drawings.

Sports Briefs

Pop Warner grid
sign-ups slated
Pop Warner :football an
cheerleading sign-ups will tak
place at the. Okeechobee Sporl
Complex o,n June 10, June 2-
July 1 and July 15 from 10 a.n
until 2 p.m.
The registration fee is $75. I
order to register you must brin
the child's last report card, a cu
rent year physical from you
doctor and a copy of the child
birth certificate.
For information, call co-pres
dents James Shockley at (863
634-3482 or Albion Crowell
(863) 697-2576.
O.H.S. hosting
volleyball camp
The Okeechobee "Hig
School volleyball team is hosting
a June 12-16 summer volleyba
camp for girls in grades fou
through eight.
The camp will be held at th
Osceola Middle School, 825 S.V
28th St., from 9 a.m. until noon.
The cost is $50 per player an
includes a T-shirt and water bo
tle with early registration.
You may pick up a registrar
tion form in the O.H.S. mai
office or call Coach May at (863

Oakview Baptist

sponsors sports camp
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor a Sports Camp July 10-
14 at the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave.
There will be two separate
sessions. The first session will be
from 9 until 11:30 a.m. and will

feature baseball for boys and
soccer for girls. The second ses-
sion will be from 1 until 3:30
d p.m. and will feature softball for
ge girls and soccer for boys.
S The cost of the camp will be
4 $60 per person all day (includes
$ lunch), or $45 per person for the
. half-day session. The camp is
open to children age 4 through
n sixth grade.
g For information contact Rusty
r- Brooks at (863) 763-1699.
ir To enroll stop by the church
's office at 677 S.W. 32nd St., or go
to the church web site at
at Tennis lessons
will be offered
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified
tennis pro and Okeechobee
High School coach is offering
h five weeks of recreational tennis
g lessons at the Okeechobee
ll Sports Complex.
ir Classes will meet Monday
through Friday starting on Mon-
ie day, June 5, and ending on Fri-
y day, July 7. Each student will
have three lessons a week for
d fie weeks. Classes are deter-
d mined by the grade you will be
in this fall.
Private lessons are also avail-
a-able during the summer.
n For information, contact Mr.
) Ellis at (863) 763--1518 or (863)-
532-9316.. ';


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Charlie Hays
Teen bass tournament
Taylor Wilhelm showed off one of two fish that he hooked
at last Saturday's Big "0" Teen Anglers, Inc. club bass tour-
nament. Wilhelm brought a total of 3.8 Ibs. to the scale.

Tourney trail

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The Christian Team Trail will
not be holding their monthly
bass tournaments during the
months of June, July and
They will resume their tour-
nament trail on Sept. 2.

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Submitted to Okeechobee News/Bill Black ;,
The Indian River Community College Hans Suskind scholarships were awarded to Joseph The Indian River Community College Marjorie March Scholarship was awarded to Megan
Osteen (second from left) and Kayla Walters (third from left) by Sam Smith (left) and Janine Rodriguez (center) by Sam Smith (left) and Janine Marchman (right) during Okeechobee
Marchman (right) during Okeechobee High School's annual Scholarship Night presentations. High School's annual Scholarship Night presentations.

Sharon Coker (third from left) presented university scholarships to the following students:
Michael Minnick-American University (left); Emily Peterson-Bethany College (second from
left); and, Martin McCreary-Florida State University (right) during Okeechobee High
Christina Gagliardi (back row, left) presented the Okeechobee Cattlewomen's Association School's annual Scholarship Night presentations.
scholarships to (front row, left to right) Christy Perry, Kati McWaters, Ricky Barnes and
Bobbi Jo Haberlandt; and, (back row,, left to right) Lacy Rock, Cam Davis and Jacob Fornes
during Okeechobee High School's annual Scholarship Night presentations.sn__s

Gary Kirsch (second from left) awarded the Rydin Decal Scholarships to (left to right) Rex
Erwin, Elizabeth Dyce and Kara Black during Okeechobee High School's annual Scholar-
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, June 9,
through Thursday, June 15, are as
Theatre I -"Cars" (G) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Theatre II "X MEN-3" (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
at2,4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Theatre III "The Break Up"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Fridayat 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15,7 and 9 p.m. .
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens-are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-

News in Brief

American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would like
to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in time of disas-
,ter, please call Debbie Riddle or
Candace at the American Red
Cross-Okeechobee branch at:
(863) 763-2488.
Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center,;located
at 726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for migrant
children and children with disabili-
ties in our Head Start Program. We
believe all children can benefit
from receiving educational, health
and social services offered by the
program. We serve children 6
weeks to 5 years. To qualify the
family must have migrated in the
past 24 months, worked in agricul-
ture and their primary income
must come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children
yith disabilities to apply, as well as
evacuees from hurricanes Katrina
and Rita. For information, call
(863) 467-0702 and ask for Sylvia,
Ella or Page; or, (863) 467-6959
and ask for Bethzaida or Priscilla.
El, Centro de Okeechobee I,
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave. esta
aceptando aplicacions para ninos
de families migrants y ninos inca-
pacidados. En nustro program
nostros creemos que los ninos se
beneficianen cuando reciven serv-
ices de education, salud y services
socials que nustro program
ofrece. Servimos ,ninos. de 6
semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la
familiar deve de ver salido del con-
dado 0 estado en los ulitimo 24
mess y trabajado en agriculture -
personas que evacuaron a causa
de los huracanes Rita y Katrina
seran aseptades en el centro. Con
el ingreso de la familiar de trabajo
de agriculture. Animamos que las
families con ninos incapacidados
aplican. Para mas information por
favor de llamar al (863)467-0702 Y
ablar con Sylvia o Julieta o por
favor de llamar al (863) 467-6950 y
abler con Bethzaida or Priscilla.
Red Road Academy
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to
a civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Karin Aldridge at
Red Road Academy, (863) 357-
5905. We are looking for volun-
teers to work a few hours a month
with committed youth.
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items and is current-

ly seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools, as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice at
(863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.
Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards program.
The property does not have to be
for sale and is open to residential
and commercial property
throughout the county. For infor-
mation or to obtain entry forms,
contact Christy at (863) 697-3149
or Lori Mixon at (863) 763-0004.

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Auctions 105
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Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
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male, 1 year old, Med. brown
w/little white on chest. 5/28,
Platt's Bluff (863)467-1169
vic of Treasure Island 27th
St. Ans to Andy, Okeechobee
(863)634-5914 .
Missing from Otter Creek
area 05/23/06. Needs Med's.
(561)723-2654 Reward
LOST: YORKIE in SE section.
Color & name. Family Pet. Vic.
of SE 36 Terrace off Hwy.
710. 86-634.1492 Reward1
TERRIER, Small, Black; Male,
Very heavy w/heart condition.
Needs medicine. Lost in vic.
Larson Dairy. (863)697-1788

old, F, spayed, lovable, great
w/kids. Needs room to run.:
CAT, 3 years old, female, tortie
calico, declawed & spayed.
Must be kept indoors.
(863)763-8318/532-0680 -
DOGS, Mixed, black male &
brown female.

GOATS (5) Very cute. Small.
Must go. Free to good homes
only (352)870-6358
GUINEA PIGS (2) females with
cage. FREE to good home
(561)261-2702 Belle Glade
CHAIR, Matching, Stuffed.
Free, You haul.
en Retriever Puppies: Free to
good home. (863)447-5305
PARAKEETS, 2 males.
gal., 2 -6 gal tanks, perfect
cond., you disposeof old
gas. (772)260-4898
Free, You haul.

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8am-?, 804 SW 7th Avd. Re-
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tolist: ,

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Street (Mitchell Road)
Sat. & Sun. June 10th & 11th
8a.m.to2p.m. ,
Children's items, furniture,,
houseware & more.
One man's wtash Is anoth-
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your tWash to treasure
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w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401K.
Also taking apple's for Helpers
Available must have a 2 or 4
year degree in accounting or
related field, good computer
and communication skills a
plus, Benefits Available.
Fax resume to:
(863)763-6169 or Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
'Requires basic survey
knowledge and computer
skills, able to learn GPS
system. Must be energetic &
motivated. Competitive pay
plus benefits. (800)537-3031
Fax (561)799-5650
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779,
Mechanic's, Helpers.
Only serious self-
motivated need
apply. Must have
good driving record.
Weekly travel req'd
in FL. Paid travel time,
overtime. Per diem,
DFWR Benefits,
401k, Pd Hol. & vac.
Wilson's Petroleum
$10.00/hrto start.
Call between 6 -9 p.m.
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Business/HR Manager
Okeechobee Juvenile Offender Correction
Center is looking for a combined
Business/HR Manager. OJOCC is a
high/max risk residential juvenile
program contracted by the Department of
Juvenile Justice. The successful
candidate will be responsible for all
business/accounting activities as well as
HR functions. This person must be a
strong team player and interested in the
welfare of youth. A Bachelor's Degree
with previous HR experience is desired.
Respond to OJOCC, 5050 NE 168th St.,
Okeechobee, FL 34972; fax:
863-357-6866; or phone: 863-357-9922.
Or send resumes by e-mail to
Criminal Background Screening/Drug
Free Workplace/EOE

Immediate Position Available
for busy Okeechdbee Law Firm
Fax resume: 863-467-1100
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Semi Tractor Trailers a
benefit; Benefits avail.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St.,
Okeechobee (863)763-5586


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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL or PART TIME
circulation assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Must have Class A CDL.
Benefits Avalable,-
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2595 NW 8th Street

Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation
has immediate needs for an experienced
Electrician and Maintenance Mechanic.
Electrcian: Minimum of high school diploma or
equivalent plus Trade School or 4 years of related
work experience. Familiar with principles of motor
controls, process control circuits, electrical sche-
matic reading and NEC. Troubleshooting high volt-
age, three phase winng, process control circuits
and PLC's with minimal supervision.
Mechanic: Experience in pneumatics, hydraulics,
screw.conveyors, pump repair, welding, and ma-
chine repair.
Positions offer good pay, bonus potential, over-
time, retirement plan, 401-K, health, dental, vision,
life, short & long term disability, 10 paid holidays,
paid vacation, paid time off, and others.
Complete an application at:
1820 County Rd. #833, Clewiston, FL. 33440
(863)902-4133, or submit a resume to:
HR Dept. Fax: (863)902-4315, or

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

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

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

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

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Medical Insurance

401K Savings Plan

Paid Vacations

CALL (863)763-2158

Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.
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Glades Electric Cooperative is seeking applicants for the
position of Mechanic. Seeking an individual with a thorough
background in all types of gas, diesel & LP engines,
hydraulics, generators and must be comfortable with change in
the work environment We offer an excellent salary
commensurate with experience and an outstanding benefit
Employee Applications may be obtained at any GEC Office.
Resumes may be e-mailed to ybradley(
or faxed to (863)946-3028.
GEC is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
anda Drug Free Workplace.


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
- Business Bureau at ---
77Z-87-8-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed41.0
ChildhCare Offered415
Ilistrn ction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medic-al Ser ces436,

Call Boa Crane Service. Inc
For all your living needs
Reasonable Rates

Land clearing, fill dirt, pad
work, excavating & grating.
Free estimates.

Construction exp. req., BS
acct. preferred. St-ang prob-
lem solving skills, highly or-
ganized, proven success In a
leadership role and excellent
communicator, Exp w/AR,
AR cash flow, & month end
close. Competitive salary &
benefits. Send resume to:
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Air Co fitioners 505
Antique 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 526
Bicycles 530
Books Magazines 535
Building Materials540O
.Jimness Equipment 545
arp.ts/Rugs.,, 550
rent's Items 555
Chna, Giswware, Ec. 560
Cloth 565
Coh lltamps 570
Collectibles. 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruiffes 590
Dra, ULinen & Fabrios 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Fiewood 605
Fwrniture ,610
Fare 615
ieeitfi & Reducikg
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items .630
w Lighe 635
La Lights 640
;Lu 645
MIcelaneo -655
Musidal hlstruments 660
Office Suppmlee/
Equipment -.665
Pets/Supplies/ ,
Services 670
Poography .675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
*Restmurant '
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing. Machines 700
SporCing Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted. to Buy 740

A/C, 3!.2 ton, asking $300 or
best otter (8631675-2598
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WASHER, Maytag, Early
1920's gas enqin world.
great. $650 (86i467-4328

luxe, black $100 or best ofier
Good condition'rio t5
pane, 6 cu It new Get
ready tor hurricanes. 1$750
REFRIGERATOR- good condi-
tion 4yrs old wnie, 12rj0
(239)872-1213, Alva ,FL
STOVE- Electric, Newer model
w/oven, Beige, Works good
Hardly used $,175
pool, super capadiy, 3yrs
old, excelien i condition $350
(2391872-1213 Alva FL

SHED- Wolly, 10'x12', $4K
new. Includes Extras. Asking
$2475. (863)634-5753
Okeechobee . .
STORAGE SHED-8'x12',Some
storm damage. You haul.
$500. (561)714-9827.

30', $100 (863)677-0010

TODDLER BED: Pink, White &
Blue, Little Tykes. House
Shaped' headboard w/ft.
board. $50. (863)467-7295

COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358


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STAR WARS: Toys & Col-
lectable's. $100 or best offer
takes entire collection.

XFP with mouse & keyboard.
$95. (863)357-6303
98, Jusi upgraded tIew CD
Burner, etc $175

BAR L-sriupe,: w2 b tjriool
Wood & learner. 44." riign. 22"
wide a r 5' lenilris $.150
863iF.62-9233 LaBelie
BDRM SUITE: Lighted Full.Ou
headboard, long dresser w/
litit & mirror, armoire & night
stand $351 186314F7-9942
BED, Twin: Good condition
No stali;s $50 or tet I olfer
BEDROOM SUITE- King: w.grav conrterporary
Style. Loul 01 nirror, [Ji(e
$800neg 18631634-7895
CHEST, 3 Drawer, Pine. $40.
2 p(. w/5 shelves Hand
Made. Must see! $650
COUCH & LOVE SEAT- yellow w
background Bururidny &
niie filoiwer Gold iriAnge at
nonTom .150 863-763-2756
COUCH, Tan Very 'loou con-
dIlorn $1 25 LeBelle
DINING SET wiri 4 crair,.
iron 3rnj glass $.750
E863467-1 020 caller 6pm
END TABLE SET 3 pc. $75
(8631357-0223 altler6pm
Haverrys while waired oak
$350 (8631-467-1020 alter
FRAME: Vin g Size $175 or
best offer (863)675-61t42
RECLINER- Barca Lounger,
Rearil 1900. Li'e new. Wood
arms & side Light tan
$150 (863)763-0582
ROCKING CHAIR. w/ matcrung
ioo ltool $35 Lbielle
w/itul Ded at 1 end and re-
Chrier @ Ine other endi. $250
or best oIler. 863)-t67-9942
Like new 6 rrmo old uost over
$500. Asking $.250
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete.
rno maliress, $50
blue/beige, under warr 2 side
ttis, I [i lee .Must See-
$1200( 305) 345-67 11
SOFA, 90", CHAIR. 41". OTTO-
MANJ, 34". 2 end tables.
25 '24 & 2 lamps, $700 or
best other 18631467-8494
good cunalion, $300

PUTTER, Odyssey, never
used pd $140 new sell lor
L80 1816)564.-4235

GUN CABINET: Brand new'
Holds 6 guns w/buitl in com-
bination lock $200 )r oeSi
oner. 863)655-0030
REVOLVER 38 CAL Stariless
steel Taurus. 2" barrel like
new wiln e.tras, $375
bination, 22 rile. S/S w/
ammo arid case $125

TREADMILL Lilestyler 8 OES,
1 5 HP 0-8 rmpr, slep control.
aulo incline, heart rnonior
$300 neg Cal 863.357-2549

AIR COOKER- Flavor Wave,.
new $50 i863l6i4-59l4
Slyle 2 benches, 2 cars.
seals tO. e'c cord, $800 neg

OPAL, 3 cart. e.c tire set in
14 ,.i yellow gold worn 2.,
perec conrdiruio, $750
WATCH, Gold & Sterling Sil-
ver: Ladies. Clips on wrist.
Made by New Mexico Indians.

ered.$100 for all, will sep.

Rare, sweet & bonded. 8
mths. Cage/nesting box incl.
$1200/pair. (863)673-4716
CANARY, beautiful singer
$55. cage available
DOG CARRIERS- 2 small $30
will ell separate
DOVES- various colors $10
ea:n. 863)5-6214 after.6
pm LaBete area
PARROTS: Breeding Parrots
Ivariery) & Biby parrots Blue
Front 6 Oirange Wing Amazons
,.63)673- i567
old $,35 each.
PET SHEEP- Baby 6 monins
old $1I00l 18631675-0247
males, large reads, ready in
go $501i863i634-8203
nose Readv on 6.12 Parents
on premises. 1200 each
1863)763-3776 or 697-6118
PUPPIES, Miniature Dachs-
hunds, parents on premises.
vipapers. ready to go 6127,06
1.700 (8631634-2479anylime.
PUPPY,, Puggle, female, hon-
ey lan w.'oack on lace, w.,pa-
ptrs. 6 mrios Playlul House
Irined $4001863)634-6184
.150 each 8631763-2668
SHITZU, Male, Pure bred
wipapers 1 yr old House-
nroken Beauiolu MusI sell.
$200. 1863)763-7431
10 goiod nome only! 6 wks..
iter trained 4 leTI kid
inenaly (8631447-0390
ZEBRA FINCH, (2), cage
available, $20

Double Sink, Siairness steel.
33" 22" w,aii harardwae hos-
es 9 garbage disposal. $45.
neg (863)763-6216
40 gallon last recycle. $35

Viryl Like new. tExra acces-
Sories + chemicals. $150.

model, Fell needs to be re-
placed $150.
POOL TABLE: Standard size,
"Mizerat Brand fiew w/all ac-
Ce isores I25.,

Boured, Size 8 Er.ellent con-
dition. $60. |863)763-1997

Type S in box with amp.
$450 1863|610-1421
Goodies, Approx. 60. $25.

Sharp. 25", with remote,
needs repruoramming, $30
TV, Toshiba. BIG SCREEN: 55"
Floor Model w/remole. Ask-
ng $600 or best oiler

Friday. 8/4/06 in Wesi Palm
$50 863)675-1033

ARM SAW, Sears. radial $75.
86"3)6752598 lv.iTisg
metal housing w/porl cab-
net E.-,tra blades. $125.
(863)674-1404 eves
ul lank witn gauge. Used
very title Runs ine. $325

GENERATOR, 1350, runs.
good, tour 110 oullets $200
or besl offer (863)6979704
new. Never used. Value $4350
Now $2500. (863)675-4079

w/pedals. For Windows or
DOS computer games. $20.
i239|657-4348 .

Vacuum/shampooer, Includes
all attachments. $500

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Not lor beginners, Good for
English/Weslern. $4500 or
best offer. (772)201-7633
tered. $1000. Call for more
mio (863)673-1567
Realslered. $2000. for both.
will sep. Call for more info.
mos, old, very gentle, no bad
naoils, halter & lead broken, all
sruots $1000 (863)673-0065
curt. coggins, shots current,
NOT begginers/childs horse.
Trailers/ties 17721201-7633
MARE 8yrs old trail broke,
rides English & Western,
sound, bay color. $2000
(863) 509-3446.
Palamino Paint Gelding, 6
years old, 15 hands, used for
trail, loads, ties. good ride.
$1000 neg. (863)634-9314
w/lead. horse size, $65
(8631763-6336 Okeechobee
Flaxen main & tail, 8 years old.
$1800 (863)467-5726
SORREL 1YR.- whi. paint colt,
"Out of Dash For Cash". 16.1
hand TB,Nlce hurter/jumper.
$1200 (772)201-7633
SORREL GELDING, 2 yrs. old.
$1000 (863)673-0065
SORREL MARE, 8 yrs old,
$1200 (863)673-0065
Welch Pony, 4 yrs. old, 11
hands high, also mini horse,
28" high, $1550.
YOUTH SADDLE- asking $400
or best offer (863)902-8883

John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good condnion. New $350,
Now $50. (772)971-9474
LAWN MOWER, Cratlsman,
SL 2000, 181" np. 42". Bought
5/05. Used 6 hrs. $900 or golf
cart trade. (863)467-4735
LEAF BLOWER- Hand held,
excellent cond. $40.

the ground. 2 Tin Bushel Ca-
pacity Bin Composter. Framed.
MOWER, 4', good gear box,
pto shaft, 3 point hook up,.
needs deck & blades. $100
neg. (863)697-9704
MURRAY 21" 5 HP- self pro-
pelled mower, new blade,
synth. oil, well malnt. Like
new $75. (863)484-0110
asking $150 (863)357-5754
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 20',
with bagger, good condition,
$75 (863)467-0085
30", 14 hp, runs good, older
model, $150 (863)467-0085
RIDING MOWER, 4 yrs. old,
runs good, headlights, $300
or best offer. (863)674-1409
ers, 42' cut, 16hp, Bolins
cast Iron eng., $550.
MOWER, Wheel Horse, 42'
cut, $750. (863)763-3451
TroyBI Tiller 8hp, $600, Las-
co SS Pro Fertilizer spreader
S200. Red Max Trimmer $95
Red Max Back Pack Blower
$200, Black Max 80 gal 220
Air Compressor $525, Triple
lawn trailer racks $50


Brand Holds .1/ Keg, Black.
Budweiser on tap. $50 w/Keg..
$1000 or will separate for
parts. (863)983-9908
$100 for all or will sell separ-
ate (863)697-1168 Okee-

PIANO- Kimball, w/bench, Art-
ist console, like new, $900
or best offer (863)902-8883

goat- $100 (863)675-0247

ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
TRAILER, Used 35' flat bed
gooseneck. (863)763-2838 or

APT: 1 BR/1BA In the country.
inclds all utilities, dish TV, fully
furnished. $700 mo. + 1st
mo. & sec. 863-634-5864.

OKEECHOBEE, 5,000 sq. fLt. 7
ml. N. of town. $1000 mo. Call
David @ Pritchards GMAC
Real Estate. (863)610-1980

yi, -I" IN= by Me-
lng *m IM the dMu-

OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, all
appliances, privacy fence &
patio, $1000 mo. + $1000.
sec. dep. (863)467-1005

12 Okeechobee News, Friday, June 9, 2006

Brand New 3BR/2BA in Dixie
Ranch Estates. Private, quiet,
includes washer & dryer, lawn
& water system maintenance.
$1100/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. (561)723-0661 .
CBS 2BR 2BA, W/D, Patio,
Boat Launch, Private Lagoon
on Rim Canal. $1700 mo. +
sec. 1 yr. lease 561-346-4646
CBS, 2BR/1BA In Primrose RV
Park, Large kitchen. $900/mo.
plus security. Utilities included.
plex. $850 mo. Call David-@
Pritchards GMAC Real Estate.
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Tile Liv. Rm., No HOA. $1195.
mo. Lawrence Associates.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1-Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo,1st & sec, No pets
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461
RIM CANAL, 2BR/1BA avail.
6/10, Furnished, water view,
dock, pool, tennis, no pets.
$999mo..+ 1st, last & sec.
Call (863)634-8757

OKEECHOBEE, 12 Acres near
Hwy 441 & 98, monthly rent
$100/acre. Barn Ponds, Well
water, Fenced. 561-798-1960.

OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy. $140/week
plus deposit, utilities included.

Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?

AIR BOAT HULL, Fiberglass
w/good polymer & home
made tandem.axle trailer.
$1000 neg, (863)227-2954'

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 Inspectionl1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 1 8ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,000
NEW HOME- $115,000, on
your lot, 3br, 2ba, Ig LR, Kit
w/ apple, 1 car gar. Lawrence
Assoc. (800)543-2495
new! 3 BR, 2BA, 2 Garage,
approx 21 00sq ft, French
doors, tile, wood cabinets,
split bedrooms, hurricane
shutters. (2) Avail.
Asking $219,900.
Call: Real Pro 800-700-7242
or 561-202-5911

RIVER ACRES on Kissimee
River, 1 acre w/14x76 MH. At-
tached breeze way and 24x24
CBS Garage. $300,000. or offer. 863-763-4067 or

Mobile Homes

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

OKEECHOBEE- lot in NW sec-
tion, close to Seminole Elem.
Call (863)697-1168

STEPS- solid alum w/handrail,
for :mobile home. $50
TRAILER DOOR- good shape,
73x32, $25 (863)357-5754

$700/mo, 1st. last & security
deposit. 11o Pets

1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba, all
inclusive, Okeechobie are-a
.30t' neg (305)345.-2472
LAKE ACCESS: Waier round
Large i R 2 BA w, Sea Will.
I.199 0(I Owner hinanc e wd
'0".. ,0wd l hIir l, i,. ,J2
leaiririTih .ah 3r' hihriliift n 1

OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
Mobdle HOi-rie Lg i creened
pori, Will lease w/option.
i. 50 TIn. (863)634-3451.

Okeechobee, Otter Creek
Estates, 5BR/2BA, office, front
& back porch, very nice, on
1 + acres. $150,000 For more
information call


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Sklis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles 'ATVs 3035

AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenentall + 2 extra
motors & hub Like new Wood
prop $3500.863-673-1963
Aluminum boat trailer made
by Pioneer, will hold up to a
20ft boat, single axle, 14" tires.
$850 (863)763-7609
BOAT, 14 Ft. Alum. Low hrs.,
Late Model, 15 hp Evinrude.
Minkota Trolling wigalv. trailer.
$1800 Firm 863-467-4992
BOAT TRLR 32'. Hydrlc
brake/lights. 27 1/2' Bayliner
as-is on trir free w/purchase
$2,000 neg. 954-954-3401
140 Johnson Outboard, bi-
mini top, good trir., Must
Sell, $2500. (863)612-1648
Twin B5hp, 60 mph. Includes
trailer. $5000 or best offer.
JOHN BOAT, 14' aluminum,
with galvanized trailer. $650
(863)675-6214 after 6 pm
OUTBOARD, lOOhp Johnson,
real good shape.. $1500 or
best offer. (863)467-5725
SAILBOAT, 24 Ft. on cradle.
Shallow draft, Exc. project for
river. Must move! $300 neg.
863-612-9233 LaBelle

Limlied Edoion, exc. cond.,
$1.0,000 firm.
FLAGSTAFF '86, 23ft pop-up,
central'air and heat, refrigera-
tor, sleeps 6. $4250
Holiday Rambler, '82, 35'
long, encl. porch, in very
nice park on canal, $2500 or
best offer. (863)634-8343
MOTOR HOME: Low miles
New tires. Very good condi-
tion..$2000 or best offer.

BOAT MOTOR: 225 Mercury
Oplimai. 2" 25Sriall. Warranty
'til 4/2008. All controls, cables
& narnest Hydiraulc sileierrin
15 1 riourI 17500
(863)634 .(392

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BOAT TRAILER: 2003 Alumi-
num, Tandem Axel. $1100 or
best offer. (863)634-0392
rine 2 way, $125
OUTBOARD, 115hp Evinrude,
v4, power trim & tilt, stainless
steel prop, full control. Fresh-
water. $1300 (863)236-0100

APRILIA RS50 2003 eng.
swaped for a 250 2 stroke,-
run & drives exc. $2500
BMW K75 RT '92- 70K miles,
paid $3500 asking $2500 firm
(863)634-9620 Okee area
HONDA GL 1100 1985, Runs
great. $1800 or best offer.
863-610-0644 or

TRAILER: 24 Ft., 2005, Excel-
lent condition. 0 Trip miles.
Queen Bed. Paid $24,500. Will
sacrifice for $17,500 or best
offer. (863)357-2891 Iv. msg.


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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

needs transmission, $250.
CADILLAC '92- 2dr, SW edi-
tion, new starter/headliner.
Runs, Looks great. $1000.
Vintage edition. Dark metallic
silver, beige interior. Faux con-,
vertible top. Vogue tires. New
battery/brakes. Florida car. All
the bells & whistles. Low mile-
age. Exc. cond. $8900 best of-
fer. (863)467-4811 Okee
Cadillac Deville, '92,
Il( c,,..'lurn,.. go d inr, iori per-
fe I fj1' iin ira riS lin
1200 -ijg 13091'i|7 -1561
CAMARO Z28 80- juli 311
original, i1 c'iliujirliin piioy
ject, $1700 neg.
(863)634-6601 Ive msg.
CAMARO Z28 '84 no riotor/
iran-, uild iro, .t:i i ,00
'h'lille 863-46.5- 401 r1

CAMARO Z28- 93 lIti-d;
w, rl1 ,18 110F Or ;tin 1 lCter
18631 634-6196.
T-TOp's V8 wudi-lbroFic carb
.'ir.i.tP. Jinw 10 L I-':D Fu :I
great. $2500.772)971-9474 ,
Chevy Camaro Z28, '84, no
motor, no trans., have title,
$ 3 0 0
CHEVY NOVA '76, Run-. o,,r) ,
Needs minor body work.
$1500 Neg. (239)503-5131
Ask for Ramon, after 5:30pm
matic, A.C wuorl' Ashihr
$1500 or behs t ller
1988 Looks good; Runs great.
Cold A/C,,4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754
roon, looks/runs good, low
mileage. $2500 neg. Call'
after 6pm. (86.3) 635-3929
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $250.
(239) 657-4348.
light blue, w/white':top, dark
blue int., runs good, $1000
neg. (863)674-1409 "
MERCEDES BENZ '99, 4 cyl.,
4.3 L Super Charge. 5 'pd
Auto. trans. Fully Loaded 7b.
$9500 (863)763-4541
MERCEDES SLC '79- ',lvr,
feW j,": Ill blls Iuri; i,00r1:
Irirs 1I961,, rnIl pja ; 'isne
dr. i600. t3j5)f.s68-785
'86, cold a/c, good transpor-
tation, can be seen at JJ Au-
to, $600. (863)946-3570
Runs great. A/C, Stereo.
$1900. (863)983-5597
NEONS '96- (2) ,.l(I.n FORFi
BOLTH I8.!.r."83-9908 .
NISSAN STANZA, '90, needs
transmission, 38k mi. on en-
gine, asking $1000 or best
offer. (863)467-8494

OLDS CIERRA '94, Runs good,
just hit 100k, 2nd owner, non
smoker, lots of extras. Must
see. $1500 (863)634-6636.
OLDS CUTLASS, '69, 350
Rocket, runs good, needs
paint job & trim, $2000 neg.
TOYOTA CELICA 1987, $700
Runs great. Stick shift. Great
on gas. A/C. Stereo,

Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/ Truck. Please call

New mufflers, Battery, Tune
Up. Exc. cond. Beautiful car.
$7800 863-357-7214 after 5p

FORD F150 '89, Single cab,
runs great. Minor body work
needed. $2500
JEEP CHEROKEE, '86, good
running gear, good motor,
4x4, good buggy $500

F250/350, w/caps 8 lug,
4/set 4x4, almost new,
$350. (863)673-1404 eves.
BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $50
COMM'L TOPPER- w/shelving,
full rear doors, fits 88-98 full
sz. Chevy 8'. Bed great cond.
$800 neg. (772)-370-5709
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
,01R7. 13o,.
-:;rUn gjonu I ~ijw thin Frr;oni
rnd dij:ir- t-n400 or best

RIMS, 22" & TIRES, fits late
model Chevy full size, 65%
tread on tires, asking
$1900. (863)634-4376
Third Seat, brand'new, for '99
Ford Expedition, $200.
TIRES- (4) 285/75R16, Day-
ton Timberline, all terrain,
Good condition $225

CHEVY '88- -3/4 ton, 4x4, 400
sm block, 4spd w/low 1st
gear, $1500 (863)634-5421
$1400 (863)843-0156 LaBelle
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spd., 4 cyl., 7K org. mis. Good
tires. Just needs a. little TLC.
$1400 neg. (863)675-6142
FORD FI00 1976, 300. 6 cyl.,
4 spd. j. .A ;C Good work
truck. $800 or best offer.
FORD F150 XLT 91. 4.-1
5 8 Julorimalh runs but
ner dAn wr'1 21, 10 or best
oHer (86b3).1676143
runs &S I.:ols good $1200.
(83) 76.-b6,47

4x4, V6, Vortex engine, A/C,
Great shape. $.2800.
Runs good. Cold A/C:
.12500 863-634-0512 or-
4 0 2w" iies .id', l(jiTi i:jario:
'i, *:c a l H ,f h "ne w |i 'r ;i T ,ii;', )rni.
0012S1h,,68B.1lJt l 5".pm
1991, 2F. org mnI-r1 Garaige
'6pl :1.2500 or belt l filr
1863| 615-4079 L.]B ll -

4FT sidet,. lailgal rmiTip e-
li'd r avy duty eler: [iar.3i'i
1. (130 18 4.3 ? --1-. 3c
UTILITY TRAILER. reavy dury,
vw ,r,:,p g,ait, orand rew

165K mls., FM/CD. Looks
great. Runs a little rough. Ask-
Irng 1l. 0188:lj RF.,J 467-1000JL
VAN, TV, VCR, Play Station,
Captains Seats, A/C. Good
i. ,rrd $2-400 i86.13I ,14-8854
ER SE 1996, 7 Pa,5 Min-.i Van
114K. New tires.:Very good
cond. FM/Cass. NAC, P/W, V6,
C/C, Tilt. Silver w/grey int.
$3450. (863)675-4212


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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
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from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Flot da statute 7 ' ,,''.i n.h ',,

ing and storage. r. r.
Vin's as follows:
1994 White Ford Taurus
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
13966 ON 619/06

A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 9th day of June 2006
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
"n -tnr Year, Make. Model &

1982 Black280ZX Nissan
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the rigt of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
138327 ON 6/9/06

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NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to
consider a request or a change in zoning from the existing classification of Agri-
culture (A) to the proposed classification of Neighborhood Commercial-2 (NC-2).
The property owners and applicants are Wade and Doni Barnhill. The property is
located at 17525 NW 240th Street and is more particularly described as follows:
E 1/2 of E 1/2 of N 1/2 of S 1/2 of Tract 32 and W 1/2 of E 1/2 of N 1/2 of S 1/2 of
Tract 32 and E 1/2 of W 1/2 of N 1/2 of S 1/2 of Tract 32 and W 1/2 of W 1/2 of
N 1/2 of S 1/2 of Tract 32 and W 1/2 of W 1/2 of S 1/2 of S 1/2 of Tract 32 and E
1/2 and W 1/2 of W 1/2 of S 1/2 of S 1/2 of Tract 32 Section 34 Township 34
South Range 33 East 6.74 acres. -
E 1/2 of the W 1/2 of the S 1/2 of the S 1/2 of Tract 26 Section 35, Township 34
South Range 35 East lying and being In Okeechobee County, Florida according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4 at Page 3 A D inclusive of the Okeechobee
County Public Records. .
The E 1/2 of the W 1/2 of the N 1/2 of the S 1/2 of Tract 26 Section 35 Township 34
South Range 33 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4 Pages
3 A-D inclusive of the Okeechobee County Public Records.
The West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 25 of
Southern Colonization Company Plat of Section 35, Township 34 South, Range
33 East, Okeechobee County, Florida;
Together with the East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of said
Tract 25, Section 35, Township 34 South, Range 33 East, less and except the
South 80.00 feet for the road right of way of S.R. 724.
The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the North 1/2 cl .in ,, .i u :. : ,
35; Together with the West 1/20of the West 1, : i,, ,,, .. :..u i _"
of Tract 25, Section 35, Township 34 South, .,l Uu j" RaHin-y Ha L-L, v';ui,.ilili
to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3 A-D, inclusive of the Okee-
chobee County Public Records.
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In the event that all Items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 7:00 pm In the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change in zoning will be
held before the Board of County Commissionens on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at
9:00 am in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of County Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect
to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings will need to ensure'that'a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Plan-
ning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official
records ofthe Clerk and of the Planning Department,'
William D. Royce,'Planning Director
Petition #R-2006-0637
140711 ON 6/9,18/06

NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commis-
sion Meeting room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow for single family attached or
muti family dwellings ata density of 12 units per acre In a Resldenial General (RG)
zoning district. The property owner and applicant Is Brolner-ln-Law Enterprises, Inc.
The property is located at 551 NE 39th Boulevard and Is more particularly described
as follows:
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way maintenance map; Section 91920-2515 Sheet 2 of 5, A distance of 224.56
feet; Thence Bear South 05' 35' 58" West along said right-of-way line of s.R. No.
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of S.R. No. 15, a distance of 500.36 feet; Thence bear South 04* 57' 15" West
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William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition S-2006-0648
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A portion of that parcel of land described in Official Record Book 467, Page
1045, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, lying in Section 1,
Township 37 Somth, Range 34 East and Section 6, Township 37 South, Range
35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as
Commencing at the Southwetcorner of said Section f, bear North 00 03'
42" West along the West line of Section 1 to the intersection with the South
line of that said parcel of land described in Official Record Book 467, Page
1045, a distance of 1600.23 feet; Thence bear North 89 59' 17" East, a
distance of 1609.16.feetto the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence continue North
89 59' 17' East along the South line of that parcel of land described in Official
Record Book 467, Page 1045, through said Section 1 and said Section 6, to
the intersection with the westerly right-of-way line of State Road No. 700, a
distance of5011.00 feet; Thence bear North 36 17' 29" West along the
said westerly right-way-line of State Road No. 700, a distance of 1071.00 feet;
Thence bear South 86' 3638' West, a distance of 4385.44 feet; Thence bear
South 00 03' 54" East, a distance of 605.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. .
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not hears, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change in zoning will be
held before the board of County Commissioners on Thursday, July 13, 2996 at
9:00 am in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechohbee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any. decision by the Board of
County Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to
any matter considered at these meetings or hearing will need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County clerk and Planning and
Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the
clerk and ofthe Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2006-0638
140693 ON 6/9,18/06

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechebee, Florida will
on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee,.FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and there-
after to consider final reading of the following Ordinanced into law: NO. 951: AN
The Ordinance Is regarding Rezoning Application No. 06-009-R, sabmited by prop-
erty owners Muhammad and Shahnaz Nooruddln. The applIcation Is to change the
Zoning designation from Holding (H) to Heavy Commercial (CHV) tor vacant prop-
erty located in the 100 Block of Northeast 12th Street. Legal description: Lots 15
through 18 of Block 15, Okeechobee, and is approximately 1327 acre(s).
All members of the public are encouraged to tend and paerticipate in said eating.
Tha proposed Ordinance may be Inspected In Itsaeneirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Maon-Frl,
8am-4:3Opm, except for hsldays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such Interested person will need a record of, the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. City Clerk taps are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the
C, ,, u,,, n. .,in ., .,i-,,, m ,-' with Disability Act ADA) and Florida Statutes
ju.-cb, )JEI*ilii. 0ah diiiujininmnlo needing special accommodation to participate In
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotsea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
TDOD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamlotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
140331 ON 6/9/06

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PublicNt ice

NOTICE. The Planning Board/Board of Adjustment and Appeals of the City of Okee-
chobee, Florida will meet on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon
thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd
Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The items of
consideration at this meeting are:
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 06-013-SSA. Steven Dobbs Is the ap-
plicant on behalf of owner InSite Development Group. The application is to change
the Future Land Usedesignation from Sngle Family (SF) to Multi-Famiy (MF) or
vacant property located between Northwest 12th and 13th Streets and Northwest
t511 andBtht Avenues. Legal description: Lots 1 o 26 o Block 12; Lots 1,2,3,9
less the East 32.50 feet of Lot 9, and 10 to 26 of Block 21; Lots 1 to 6 of Block
22, Okeechobee, Plat Book 1, Page 10, and Plat Book 5, Page 5,'Public Records,
Okeechobee, County, Florida and is approximately 9.159 acress. The proposed
use of the property is to construct a Multi-Family Developmen. This application
was deferred from the May 23,2006 meeting.
Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No, 06-014-SSA, Daniel B. Creech is the
property owner. The application Is to change the Future Land Use designation
from Single Family (SF) to Multi-Family (MF) for vacant property located between
Northwest 51th and th Street and Northwest 9th and 10th Avenues, Legal descrip-
tion: Lots 1 to 26, of Block 99; Okeechobee, Plat Book5, Page 5, Public Records,
Okeechobee, County, Florida and is approximately 1,58 acre(s) The proposed
use of the property is to build triplex units for affordable hnotslng,
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A copy of trhe entire applicai on(sand agenda are available in the GaneualService
office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Btt Clement at (863 763-3372 x218.
Please be advised tat the Board of Adjustmentand Appeals will serve as the de-
cision making body (quasi-udicial), .on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Spe-
cial Exceptions or Vaiance Application(s). The'Planning Board will make
recommendations to the City Council for consideration and final adoption of Com-
prehensive wi.Plan Amendments, Rezoning Applications t and L longd pment
Regulations (LDR's) Amendments.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
specto any matter considered at this Mneeting, or hearing will need to ensure a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Tapes are used for the sole
purpose of back-up for the Clerk's Office.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Betty Clement, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x218; if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
140452 ON 6/9,19/06

NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee Coun Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
USED DWELLING UNIT in a Residential Mixed (RM) zoning district. The property
owner and applicant is David Collins, Jr. The property address is 17920 NW 33rd
Terrace and is more particularly described as follows:

County, Florida, being moreparticulary described as follows:
Commence at the Soutlhwest corner of said Secion 20, bear East along the South
line of said section 20,'to the West right-of-way line of Rucks Road, a distance of
1.00 foot; Thence bear North 01 37' 40" East along said West rigt-ol-way line of
Rucks Road, a distance of 730.20 feet to the Point of Beginning. Thence continue
North 01 37' 40" East along the aforesaid West right-way-line a distance of 165.00
feet; Thence bear North 88 22' 20" West to the East right-of-way line of a county
road, a distance of 366.00 feet; Thence bear South 01 37' 40" West along said East
right-of-way line do the aforesaid county road a distance of 165.00 feet; Thence bear
South B8 22' 20" East a distance of 366.00 feet to the Point of Beginning.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the" hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechebee,
Florida. -..
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
hearing will need to ensure th a a e e proceedings is made and
that the record includes t testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be
cial records of Ute department.
Wgllam D. Royce, Planning Director
Peliion # M-2006-0268
140697 ON 6/9/06

NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
Adjustments and appeals on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 7:00pmo in the commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Forida to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPT ON to allow a video arcade In a Commercial
cant is David Awtrey. The property Is located at 3112 Highway 441 South andis
more parlicularly descried as follows:

Commencing at the Southeast coma ot Seclir 28. Township 37 South, Range
35 East, run thence South 69' 3y00 WMst along the South boundary line of
said Section 28 for a distance ol 35700 teetto a point on the East right-of-way
line of US 441; Thence r n Nor tI O 0,1' West alone the East right-ofway
line of said US 441. tfor a distance ot 50.97 test tor a POINT OF BEGINNING;
Thence continue North 0O'04'00' West long said East right-of-way line of US
441, for a distance of 150.00 leel t aei run 89' 40' 00" East for a distance of
264175 feet: Thence run Sooth 01 50' 00" West for a distance of 170.90 feet;
Thence run Northi 85' 45'00' West loa distance of 259 81 feet to the POINT
In the event Iha all iteos scheduled before thie Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
r.i, ,, ii ,i,- Okeecliobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street. Okeechobee,

LIC HEARING Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board ul A luj.
merits and Appeals wilh respect to anly matter considered at this meeting or heanng
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based.
Planning and Development tapes are the for the sole purpose of backup for official
records of tihe department.
William D, Royce, Planning Director
Petition S-2006-0645.
140031 ON 06/09/06


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