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Vol. 95 No. 162 Sunday, June 11,2006 75 Plus tax


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Chamber not
soliciting money
A company posing as the
Okeechobee County Chamber
of Commerce soliciting local
businesses for advertising is not
associated with the local
Please refer any calls, from
this company to the Chamber
office at (863)763-6464.
The Chamber of Commerce
does.not solicit over the phone.
Any Chamber of Commerce
campaign will be in writing and
will deal directly with the
Chamber office at 55 S. Parrott

Road closings
County Route 15B will be
closed'to through traffic for
repair of the railroad crossing :
beginning June 5. Beginning
,*-. June142, C.R. 15AwiH be dosed
, for the same reason.

Pool closed
The pool at the Sports Com-
plex is closed due to problems
with the pump. To find out
when the pool will reopen,
please call (863) 467-7667.

Flag disposal
ceremony planned
Flag disposal will be held
Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.
at the American Legion Post
#64, 501 N.E. Second St. Cub
Scout Pack 964 will assist Post
#64 in this program. The pub-
lic is cordially invited to attend.
Bring you children so they can
learn about our flag.

Drought Index
Current 578
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.42 feet

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

Classifieds ..... 10-12
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . . . .8
Mini Page .. . . . .9
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out ........4.
Sports . . . . . . .5
TV . . . . . . . .8
Weather . . . . . .2

See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Community Links. Individual Voices.

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Joint effort: Agencies work to keep clean water flowing


The South Florida.Water Management District-uses a system of locks, canals and pump
stations to manage the flow of water.

Water supply planning needed

By MayAnn Morris
Last week, we looked at the
way the sandy state of Florida has
been divided into five water man-'
agement districts because of
shared sources of water and land
character in each district. Our
readership, for the most part is
located in the South Florida
Water Management District.

Agencies work to
keep water flowing
SFWMD issues permits for pri-
vate, city or county water plants
to pump a certain amount of
water from the ground or lakes to
treat and deliver (for a price), to
the homes and businesses they
serve. (They know how much
will be needed, so they know'
how much can be allowed to
drain into the ocean.) The water
plants, in turn, are overseen by,
the state's Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection (DEP).
The DEP protects the quality.
of Florida's drinking water, its
rivers, lakes and wetlands. DEP
establishes the basis for setting
the standards of purity for the
.state's surface water and ground
water and monitors to be sure the
quality stays okay.
DEP also does the permit and
enforcement programs for our

drinking water, waste water
(sewer), septic tanks, wells and a
mrTiad of activities in wetlands
an.d other surface waters. This
agency also provides money to
build or improve domestic waste-
water and drinking water facili-
ties, to reclaim mined lands, and
to implement stormwater man-
agement and manage other
sources of water, like reclaimed
water for irrigation.

How SFWMD plans
for our water supply
SFWMD is divided into four
major water supply planning
regions: Kissimmee Basin (North
and South), Upper East Coast,
Lower East Coast and Lower
West Coast. Each regional water
supply plan is based on:
1. At least 20-year future plan-
ning and follows Subsection
373.0361(1) of the Florida

2. The impacts of future
demands on the water resources
that we have .
3. Water resource related nat-
ural systems like wetlands.
People in each of the four
regions have a say in SFWMD's
decisions through the Water
resource Advisory Committee
(WRAC) of SFWMD which acts
as liaison between SFWMD and
the people. Since each of the four
regions has its own unique set of
issues, the committee is made up
of a very diverse group of people
from each of the four regions of
SFWMD. Anyone can go to a
XV'RAC meeting to listen or ask
questions. Check on, the district's
Web site.

Kissimmee Basin
Region: North, South
North: SFWMD studies
showed that projected popula-
tion increases meant sinkhole for-
mation, saltwater intrusion and a
shortage of water.
While the long-term, the 20-
year continued increased use of
the Floridan aquifer is question-

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Edited by MaiyAnn Morris
From 197Z7 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspapers
of Florida was privileged to have
on staff a superb writer and histo-
rian, Twila Valentine. Mrs. Valen-
tine wrote much about the histo-
-ry of the people and places
around Lake Okeechobee and
about the lake itself. Together
with .Okeechobee's Betty
Williamson, president of the
Okeechobee Historical Society,
she co-authored a book, now in
its second printing, "Strolling
down Country Roads in Okee-
The following article came
from several articles and Twila's
notes about Pogy Bill Collins and
Albert Berka.
Albert Berka was a Viennese
baker who came down to Okee-
chobee byway of Titusville some-
time in the latter part of 1914 or
the beginning of 1915 (two years
before John Kunkel Small of the
New York Botanical Garden and

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Plomers and his torn

around the same time as Ellis
Meserve, who opened a dry
goods store and married Faith,
one of the Raulerson daughters).
Anyway, Albert opened his bak-
ery next door to Uncle Charlie's
barbershop on Seventh Street
(nowW Second Street).
"He did a good business and
even had a boat delivering his
baked goods to the fishing camps
along the lake and all the way to
Moore Haven. When Conner's
Highway (SR 70) opened on July
5, 1924, Albert Berka baked the

cakes and pies and breads for the
barbecue held at Mr. Conner's
place. He also supplied the bread
and pies to Mr. Bryant's "Rough
House" on Taylor Creek, just out-
side town.
"Mr. Bryant's Rough House
was a favorite haunt of Pogy Bill
and his pals."
Pogy Bill Collins was a young,
head-drinking hard-fighting
roughneck who grew up hard on
the wrong side of the tracks and
usually, the wrong side of the law.
He came to Okeechobee proba-
bly around 1910 and found that
the free-wheeling life of commer-
cial fishing on the lake offered the
ready cash and the weekend free-
dom to enjoy his favorite pas-
times: drinking and fist-fighting.
Now, "Albert supplied the
bread the bread and pies which
strong liquors washed down the
gullets of fishermen as they gam-
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This was the activity around the docks on Taylor Creek,
April 22, 1918. Barges brought fish into the creek where the
Florida East Coast Railroad ran along the creek. Boxcars
(roofs of cars at right)were loaded with fresh caught fish
and produce to be sent along their way to other parts of
Florida and the northeast.

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able for southern Orange County
and northern Osceola County, the
immediate, short-term use of the
Floridan will continue. The water
supply plan for this region recom-
mends that continued water use in
the northern portion of the basin
needs a look at more data collec-
tion and investigation into the ideas
of uses of reclaimed water and
storm water, water conservation
and surface water use.
But SFWMD now has guidance
on the level of possible risk that
may result from future ground
water withdrawals and identified
where additional research efforts
should be focused.
In June of 2002, DeSoto, Hard-
ee. Highlands, and Polk Counties
joined to form the Heartland Water
Alliance (H\\Ai to address prob-
lems facing their water supply.
Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment Districtl SWFWMD. had
* advised that. .b.the year 2020, there

would not be enough water for
these counties to support the peo-
ple there.
Shortly thereafter, the HWA
obtained cooperative funding from
Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SWFWMD) to pre-
pare a Water Supply Plan (WSP).
(State legislation requires local gov-
ernments to prepare a 10 0-year WSP
and amend their comprehensive
plans to help insure that it gets
done.) Most of the HWA area is
within SWFVWMD, but a small por-
tion of eastern Polk and Highlands
Counties is within SFWMD
South: Looking at the surface
water resources within the south-
ern planning area of the region, the
question was: how much water
would there be from the Lake Istok-
poga-Indian Prairie Basin? Right
now, there is not enough water
from Lake Istokpoga and surface
water runoff in the Indian Prairie
Basin to meet the projected 2020 1-
in- 10 (worst in 10 years) drought
demands for water under today's
management riles.
But, by usifig both Lake Okee-
chobee- and Lake istokpoga, the



area can meet the projected 2020
demands. This may require con-
struction of additional infrastruc-
ture to move water where needed.
The solution is an
operational/management change
of Lake Istokpoga, obtaining more
water from Lake Okeechobee and
local ground-water or the Kissim-
mee River.
More use of Lake Okeechobee
and the Kissimmee River are highly
controversial and depend on
resolving water quality issues and
addressing other ongoing projects
linked to the restoration efforts of
both the lake and the river.
Continued use of Lake Istok-
poga and future use of Lake Okee-
chobee are proposed through
development of plans including
pumps and control structures as
well as operational agreements
with land owners, tribal rights,
water quality discharges, and lake
regulation schedules among other
items. Water managers will look at
the Kissimmee River, together with
its restoration effort, to consider the
river as a fOture water supply.
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Water Supply Plan has approximate-
ly $10 8 million dollars in projects to
be completed over the next five years
to study and darily the issues found
so far. Local governments and citi-
zens will play a key role in future
implementation of these recom-
mendations. Several recommenda-
tions in this plan call for sharing costs
with local partners while other rec-
ommendations require agreements
with local land owners and SFWMD.
SFWMD will continue invoking the
public in this process to help imple-
ment the recommendations.

Upper East Coast
In Martin and St. Lucie Counties,
in addition to the region's Water
Supply Plan, the Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP)
will increase water resources by
changing the timing, retention and
freshwater flow to the coast via the
St. Lucie River and increase the
amount of fresh water for future use.
Sources of information for this
article included: Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection,
SdtilhFlorida Water Management
.District, Heartland Water Alliance..

News Briefs

Survey will help with stormwater plan
OKEECHOBEE The City of Okeechobee and Okeechobee
County are jointly involved in preparing a stormwater master plan
to deal with the overall drainage situation in the county; and they
need your help.
Residents are being asked to fill out a simple six-question form
describing drainage problems with which they are familiar. Addi-
tional 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 is June 15.

Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to identi-
fy the needs of the business community.
Committee members will be delivering the forms to business
owners located in the downtown local planning area (LPA), which
is the target district for data input. Businesses outside the LPA are
urged to participate.
Survey results will be used to assist the committee in prioritizing
projects that will help the business community direct issues of con-
cern to the proper authorities. '
Survey forms are available at the Main Street website; or, by contacting Executive
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
homeow ners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes
The HOME A,gain Program will help applicants who meet the
following criteria:
You oo ned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primal y residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
'ou have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insur-
ance ot other assistance.
Your gross household income is at or below the following lev-
els: one person in the household $24,000; two persons -
$27,650; three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five
r ,,_ons $37,300; six persons $40,100, seven persons -
-. 50; and, eight persons $145,500.
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., Monday through Friday.


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"One time, Mr. Brvant failed to
receive the orders Albert sent out in
large baskets by his helper. A group
of drunken fishermen set upon the
poor errand boy before he reached
the Rough House. The bo. escaped
through the scrub, but the bread
and pies met an untimely end in the
dirt of the i oad. Albert was enraged.
"He rushed to Taylor's Creek to

be welcomed by Pogy Bill's remark
to the boys, 'Here comes Albert;
now you're going to catch hell!'
Damages were slow in being col-
lected until Pogy Bill assumed com-
mand of the situation, 'Anyone leav-
in' this place admits he done it,' he
asserted, thereby gluing every foot
to the spot. 'Now,' continued the
self-proclaimed judge, jury and exe-
cutioner, 'every fella give Albert $5
for his pies!' Hands dove down into
pockets and $75 came down on the
table. The baker was content."

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Okeechobee Landfill hosts intern

Okeechobee Landfill, Inc. wel-
comed its Okeechobee High
School Academy of Finance stu-
dent intern on June 1. Justin Ben-
jamin is spending his 150-hour
paid internship performing a vari-
ety a responsibilities at Okee-
chobee Landfill, Inc. Benjamin,
who will be a senior at Okee-
chobee High School this fall, will
work throughout June for the
company. He is gaining experi-
ence in many departments
including accounting, public rela-
tions, record keeping etc. Ben-
jamin has been busy compiling a
database, copying and filing man-
ifests, as well as assisting the
maintenance clerk with the
organization of inventory and
work orders. Okeechobee Land-
fill District Manager Joe Fasulo is
excited to have a student learning
about the functions and opera-
tions of the company. More
importantly, Fasulo and Okee-
chobee Landfill enjoy interacting
and supporting events and pro-
grams in our community. After a
week on the job, Benjamin said
"so far this internship has been
enjoyable for me. I appreciate the
opportunity to work for Waste
Management and learn about the
business world." Daryl Roehm,
Academy of Finance Director at
' Okeechobee High School said,

Submitted to Okeechobee News
Pictured are Joe Fasulo, Okeechobee Landfill District Manager and Justin Benjamin, Okeechobee
High School Academy of Finance intern. Okeechobee Landfill is one of the local companies spon-
soring students to complete a 150-hour paid internship. Justin Benjamin, who will be a senior at
Okeechobee High School this fall, will earn $1,000 for the completion of this internship.

'The internship is one of the most,
if not the most, important aspect
of a student completing the Acad:-

emy of Finance and is an excel-
lent opportunity for employers to
have a direct, positive impact on a

student's life." Students in the
program earn $1000 for their


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at the Okeechobee issues forum at http://www.newszapforums
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would like and share your comments (but no personal attacks or pro-
fanities, please). You can also make a comment by calling our Speak
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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.

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Community Events

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.

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 setting. To register your family for this adventure, call
(863) 357-3680.

Peace Lutheran plans VBS
Peace Lutheran Ministries will host a 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.

Free HIV testing offered
Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. will be offering free,
confidential, HIV testing on Tuesday, June 27, at Lakeshore Med-
ical, 308 N.W. Fifth Ave. For information, call Rachel at
Lakeshore Pediatrics, 1100 N. Parrott Ave., (863) 763-7481; or at
Erma at the Lakeshore Annex, 103 N.E. 19th Drive, (863) 763-

Class of'77 plans reunion, ,
The Class of 1977 is planning their 30-year classTeunion. A
meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, at R.J. Gators, 102
S.W. 14th St., at 6 p.m. If you are a class of 1977 alumni or know
of any classmates, please attend this meeting. For information
call Cindi Bennett Hortman at (863) 697-9817, Karen Williamson
Larson at (863) 763-5101 or Toni Bennett Doyle at (863) 634-
9491. '

Hospital plans hurricane seminar'
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S 441 N., will host A Medical Hur-
ricane Preparedness seminar Friday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the
north dining room This session will take the place of the Dine
with the Doctor series for June. Dinner service will be at 5 p.m. .
Please RSVP to (863) 824-2702.

Martha's House offers weekend getaway
Martha's House is selling tickets for a weekend getaway for
two. Ticket are $5 each and includes a two-night stay at the
Oceanside Holiday Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full break-.
fast each morning; a $50 dinner gift certificate; and, two movie
tickets for the Brahman Theater All proceeds will benefit shelter
and outreach programs at Martha's House Domestic Violence
Services.-To purchase a ticket, call their Outreach Office at (863)
763-2893. The drawing will be held July 4, and you need not be
present to win.

Basinger Baptist Church plans VBS
The First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N., is host-
ing a vacation Bible school July 24 -July 28 from 6 until 9 p.m.
The theme for this year is Artic Edge. Children in grades one
through 12 are invited. For information, call (863) 763-0437.

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Upcoming Events

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
the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are
invited. Please R.S.V.P. to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting
is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. .The annual mem-
bership 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 interest-
ed 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 invit-
ed to participate with vocaland/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall 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.

Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as
the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until I p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call

A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.'
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Chnst of Latter Day Saints. 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510
or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowvship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information,.call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attendingis welcome. For infor-
mation, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, wilh early birds on Thurs-
days. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the
next camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please joinr us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923
for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Sec-
ond Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck
at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W.
Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is wel-
come. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and
ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For infor-
mation, call '(863) 467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-7954.
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restau-
rant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold at
(863) 610-2280.

Community Events

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-

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)

Community Events

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, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. For
information, call (863) 763-4320.

Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual summer
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-

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 promises. A nurs-
ery will be provided for helpers and those taking part in the adult
class. Dinner will also be provided. For information, call (863) 763-

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 infor-
mation, 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.

VNA offers parenting classes
Parenting education classes for infants to age 3 will be-held June
14, 21, 28 and July 5, 12 and 19 from 6 until 7 p.m. at the Visiting
Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St. This adults-only parenting class
consists of six, one-hour classes. You must attend all six classes to get
a Certificate of Completion. No child care will be available. For infor-
mation, call (863) 462-5877.

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

Coalition assessment panel to meet
Program Quality Assessment Committee of the Early Learning
Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee counties will hold a full coali-
tion meeting Thursday, June 15, following the coalition meeting at
the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St.. north portable, in Fort

Lake Denton Camp dates slated
Summer eamp isback-atLake Denton Canfip'in Av, dPark.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 reg-
istered before July 1. Call Pam at (863) 634-9280, or the camp at
1863) 453-3627 for information and an application.

Gospel sing planned'
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W 30th Terrace,
will be hosting a southern style gospel sing with the Singing Reflec-
tions on Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 18, at 11 a.m.
For information, call (863) 634-0344.

Tinnitus topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, June
17, starting at 7:30 a.m. It will be re-broadcast at 1 and 6 p.m. on 91.7
FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Barbara Sanders, associate direc-
tor, and Amy Harris, director of research and support, of the Ameri-
can Tinnitus Association. The topic will be educating the public on
Tinnitus its causes, treatments and resources. Call the American
Tinnitus Association Helpline (800) 634-8978; or, go to their website

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 Corner/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 DannyAllison will be held Saturday,
June'17, at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The tournament
will get under way at 8 a.m. Tournament format will be a four-per-
son 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.W32nd 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 deaf will 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, from 6 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.



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Sports Briefs

Summer softball.
meeting scheduled
The Okeechobee County Parks
and Recreation Department will
hold a softball organizational meet-
ing for all interested managers,
players and officials for Thursday,
June 8, at 6 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Ciic Center, 1750 U.S. 98
Team fees will be: men's league
- $375: women's league $300;:
and, co-ed $300. Team fees must
be paid by 5 p.m. on Friday, June
16, to be included in the league.
Games are scheduled to begin
the week of June 26.
For information, call (863) 763-

PopWarner grid
sign-ups slated
Pop Warner football and cheer-
leading sign-ups will take place at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
on June 10, June 24, July 1 and July
15 from 10 a.m. until 2p.m.
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring the
child's last report card, a current
year physical from your doctor and
a copy of the child's birth certifi-
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863) 634-
3482 or Albion Crowell at (863)

O.H.S. hosting
volleyball camp
The Okeechobee High School
volleyball team is hosting a June
12-16 summer volleyball camp for
girls in grades four through eight.
The camp will be held at the
Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W.
28th St., from 9 a.m. until noon.
The cost is $50 per player and
includes a T-shirt and water bottle
with early registration..
You may pick up a registration
form in the O.H.S. main office or
call Coach May at (863) 634-5836.

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 ses-
sions. The first session will be from
9 until 11:30 a.m. and will feature
baseball for boys and soccer for
girls. The second session will be
from I until 3:30 p.m. and will fea-
ture softball for girls and soccer for
The cost of the camp will be $60
per person all day (includes lunch),
or $45 per person for the half-day
session. The camp is open to chil-
dren age 4 through sixth grade.
For information contact Rusty
Brooks at (863) 763-1699.
To enroll stop by the church

office at 677 S.W 32nd St., or go to
the church web site at

Summer play camp
registrations slated
Sign-ups for the Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation
Department's 2006 summer play
camps are underway at the depart-
ment's new office at the Okee-
chobee County Sports Complex,
640 N.W 27th Lane ,
Enrollment is limited and slots
will be filled on a first-come, first-
served basis.
Campers must be 6 to 12 years
of age.
Camps will operate Monday
through Friday, June 12 through
July 28, except for Tuesday, July 4.
Camp hours will be from 8:30 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. Camp locations are:
the Douglas Brown Community
Center, the Okeechobee Civic Cen-
ter and Central Elementary School.
The regular camp fee is $50 per
week, per participant, plus fees for
field trips and special activities.
Special rates have been set at $25
per week for a child on the reduced
school lunch program, and $10 per
week for a child on the free school
lunch program within the Okee-
chobee County school system for'
the 2005-06 school year.
A letter of 'participation from
Okeechobee County school food
service must be presented at the
time of registration in order to qual-

ify for these special rates.
Camp fees include lunch and
an afternoon snack for each
Extended hours of 7:30-8:30
a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. will be
available at both the Civic Center
and Central Elementary for. an
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Canker ..


LAKELAND U.S. Secretary
of Agriculture Mike Johanns ,
reaffirmed his recognition of the
importance of the Florida citrus
industry to the state's economy
by announcing the availability of
$100 million to compensate Steady driver
Florida citrus growers and com-
mercial citrus nursery growers Joseph Summerford, a seven
for losses incurred as a result of School, was selected to part
the citrus canker eradication tion in Fort Myers, Saturday,
program, placed on the top of cones an
The announcement that out breaking the yolks or k
funds will be immediately avail- cones. He placed third in the
able to compensate citrus nurs-
ery growers will set the stage for FFB R S" C
a vital citrus nursery industry to LJtBse UI
begin to reestablish its ability to
provide replacement trees to cit- o
rus growers. The nursery indus- O Icl SIVe Se
try has lost more than 60 percent
of its stock to the eradication GAINESVILLE The U.S.
program, severely hampering Department of Agriculture should
growers' ability to keep produc- base its final rule regulating ship-
tion at an economically viable ment of fresh Florida citrus fruit on
level. conclusive scientific data, Florida
These funds will also allow Farm Bureau said, responding to a
the industry to continue to June 6 announcement by USDA
recover from the acreage losses that a quarantine will be imposed
incurred during the attempt to on the shipment of fresh Florida cit-
curred during the attempt rus fruit to other citrus-producing
eradicate citrus canker, and will states next season.
be a business-saving event for The interim rule from USDA
some growers. The announce- prevents fresh Florida fruit from
ment will cover a significant por- being shipped to 11 states and terri-
tion of those remaining growers stories: Alabama, American Samoa,
awaiting compensation for trees Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii,
destroyed prior to the decision Louisiana, Northern Mariana
on Jan. 10, 2006 to abandon the Island, Puerto Rico, Texas and the
eradication program. Virgin Islands.
"This announcement further "The ban's impact seems mini-
illustrates Secretary Johanns' mal because it only applies to fresh
commitment to supporting the fruit," said Carl B. Loop Jr., presi-
Florida citrus industry, our grow- dent of Florida Farm Bureau, the
ers and nurserymen," said Jay state's largest general agricultural
lrk, Foda Crus'n s al's organization. "Ninety percent of
Clark, Florida Citrus Mutuals Florida oranges are made into
interim executive vice presi- juice. But the proposed rule is trou-
dent/CEO. "We are extremely bling because of its broader impli-
grateful to have the Secretary cations concerning the implemen-
and the Administration behind station of other plant and animal
us as we continue to rebound disease quarantines."
from the effects of citrus canker The quarantine will allow the
and the eradication program." continued shipment of fresh fruit to
Florida Citrus Mutual, found- non-citrus producing states and
ed in 1948, is the state's largest other countries 'under, certain
citrus grower organization with restrictions. Therules governing the'
nearly 11,000 members. Thequarantine are expected to be pub-
nearly 11,000 members. The lished by the end of this summer.
Florida citrus industry provides a "We would hope that that the Ani-
$9:1 billion annual economic mal and Plant Health and Inspec--
impact to the State, employs ftio service (APHIS) would consid-.
nearly 90,000 people and .pro- er only conclusive science before'
vides more than 650,000 acres of issuing-afinal rule. This-interim ruleI
greenspace. For more informa- proposed by APHIS at this time
tion, please visit, appears to lack conclusive scientif- ic backing." said Loop.

Market Report

June 6,2006

Submitted to Okeechobee News

nth student at Osceola Middle
cipate in a backhoe competi-

May 20. Joseph had two eggs
d had to crack the eggs, with-
nocking the eggs off of the
competition and earned $250.

trus rule on

Ientiflc data
"It is worrisome that the decision
by APHIS was undertaken at a time
when USDA and the agriculture
industry had gone to great lengths to
urge that sound science be the
guidepost for animal health and
food safety standards," Loop
added."The long fight over reopen-
ing foreign markets that were dosed
to U.S. beef as a result of the BSE or
"mad cow disease" scare has trou-
bling corollaries to this new situation
facing Florida's citrus industry.
"APHIS should carefully evalu-
ate the restrictions on the move-
ment of plant and animal products
to ensure that such restrictions are
science-based." stated Loop.
Loop commended U.S. Senator
Mel Martinez and Florida Commis-
sioner of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Charles Bronson
for their efforts on this issue, and
their commitment to finding solu-
tions for Florida's farmers.
While the announcement of this
quarantine is difficult to accept, Loop
said Florida Farm Bureau appreciates
the USDAs and Secretary of Agricul-
ture Mike Johanns' commitment to
Florida's farmers evidenced by
Johann announcing the availability
of $100 million to compensate Flori-
da citrus growers and commercial
citrus nursery growers for losses
incurred as a result of the citrus
canker eradication program.
"While the prospect of the future
impact of this rule is troubling and
comes at a time when Florida agri-
culture is already bearing the brunt
of multiple financial challenges, the
announcement of this new money
is very welcome news to Florida's
citrus growers." Loop concluded.


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Call us!
No Fee, No Catch, No Probleml

F ull T i m eI OI

Big Sate

Sun, June 9th, 10th, 11th,
8am-?, 804 SW 7th Ave. Re-
frigerator, Roll top Desk, Oth-
er furn, misc. and too much
to list.

Okeechobee, 5572 NW 30th
Street (Mitchell Road)
Sat. & Sun. June 10th & 11th 2p.m.
Children's items, furniture,
houseware & more.
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turni
your trash to treasure
wih an ad In the classl-

Em IQ ent i

Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

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. Beneftis Available
Fax resume to:
(863)763-6169 or Apply at:
Sytrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Put some confidence
in your career.
(Full Time/
Bilingual preferred)
As an associate of Regions
Financial, you'll not only be
part of one of the top finan-
cial institutions in the nation
and a trusted financial pro-
fessional in your market, but
you'll also be working for
one of America's Most Ad-
mired Companies, as re-
cently ranked by FORTUNE
We are looking for a Full
Time Teller (Bilingual pre-
ferred) for our Okeechobee
branch located at 305 East
Northpark, Street, Okeecho-
bee, FL 34972.
As one of the top 15 finan-
cial institutions in the coun-
try, Regions Bank offers a
stable work environment
filled with career advance-
ment opportunities. Apply
online at
Click on "Careers", then se-
lect the "Retail Banking" job
Respect, Recognition,
That's what working at
Regions Bank is all about.
Requires basic survey
knowledge and computer
skills, able to learn GPS
system. Must be energetic &
motivated. Competitivepay
plus benefits. 00)537-3031
Fax (561)799-5650

Place Your
ad today!

signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds

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

Case Manager II
(Ft. Pierce)
FT position available to pro-
vide outreach & case mgmt.
services to children/families
In the Treasure Coast area,
regarding youth services.
Bachelor's degree from ac-
credited university in Human
Services & 3 yrs. post-
Bachelors exp. req.
Please fax resume/salary'
history to Children's Home
Society at: 888-469-2610 or
apply online:
All shifts. $7/hr and up,
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779

Must be Registered
as a State of FL
Professional engi-'
neer w/a 4-yr engi-
neering degree, 10-
yrs. engineering &
supervisory exp. in
planning, design,
operation & maint.
of a water & waste-
water utilities sys-
tem is req'd. $104K-
$125K. Exc. bene-
fits. Complete appli-
cation on n line at
500 Boston Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
Class A or B required.
Shop here first
The classiied ads

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,
DFWP Benefits,
401k, Pd Hol. & vac.
Wilson's Petroleum
Environmental Services
20 hrs./wk. Evening and
weekend hours. Responsible
for housekeeping duties.
Handyman skills helpful.
Bilingual pref. Fax resume to
(863)357-2991 or apply at
FL Community Health Centers
1100 N. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL. EOE/DFWP
Experienced Mature Teachers
Building Blocks Academy
F/T positions available.
Great pay, working
environment & benefits
$10.00/hr to start.
Call between 6 9 p.m.
Base Pay/Gen. commission w/
unlimited potential, Retirement,
401 K, Group insurance. No
exp. necessary. We will train.
EOE. M-F 863-634-8085
Immediate Position Available
for busy Okeechobee Law Firm
Fax resume: 863-467-1100
at Feed Mill. Experience on
Semi Tractor Trailers a
benefit; Benefits avail.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St.,
Okeechobee (863)763-5586
Must have Class A CDL.
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street
When you want something
sold, advertise In the

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Competitive Contract

Excellent Benefits Available



Competitive Pay
Medical Insurance

401 K Savings Plan

Paid Vacations

CALL (863)763-2158

MIDFLORIDA Federal Credit-
Union seeks a full time teller
for Okeechobee branch.
Responsibilities include
serving members, perform-
ing transactions, and cross
selling credit union products
and services. Candidates
must possess previous teller
experience as well as
commitment to providing
exceptional customer
service. Excellent benefits
package to include medical,
401 (k), tuition assistance,
and annual bonus.
Apply online at
Drug Free Workplace
Construction exp. req., BS
acct. preferred. Strong prob-
lem solving skills, highly or-
ganized, proven success in a
leadership role and excellent
communicator, Exp w/AR,
AP, cash flow, & month end
close. Competitive salary &
benefits. Send resume, to:
Fax 561-799-5650 email:

Must be registered as a
State of FL Professional
engineer w/a 4-yr engi-
neering degree, 7-yrs
engineering exp. includ-
ing supervisory exp. in,
the field of vater, waste-
water & gas utilities
req'd. $66K $99K. Exc.
Complete application on
line at
500 Boston Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around, you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people

Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation
has immediate needs for an experienced
Electrician and Maintenance Mechanic.
Electrician: 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 wiring, 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

Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.
~ Moore Haven ~
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-malled to
or faxed to (863)946-3028.
GEC is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
and a Drug Free Workplace.

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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Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc., a leader in
therapeutic educational programs for youth-at-
risk, seeks an Education Coordinator to join our
program in Okeechobee, FL.

As as Education Coordinator you'll help children
go beyond the limitations of textbooks and rigid
lesson plans. Ifs an extraordinary opportunity to
implement student curricula, ensure the
development of balanced educational programs,
and improve the quality of the learning process
program-wide. You'll.supervise teaching staff,
establish education goals, and work to reintegrate
program graduates into local

Bachelors degree and state teaching certification
(or eligibility) required. Two years teaching
required, one of which is preferred to have been in
the special education. Masters degree and super-
vision in special education strongly preferred.

For immediate consideration apply
online at or fax resume to
Margie James at: 727-442-5911

EOE, Drug Free Work, M/F/D/V



Class A & B CDL Required.
Benefits Available.
Apply at
Walpole Feed &

2595 NW 8th Street

Washington County School Program @ Eckerd
POSITION: Science Teacher
QUALIFICATIONS: Holds or eligible to hold a valid Florida Pro-
fessional Certificate with appropriate certification in science or
eligible for a valid Florida temporary certificate with experience
In a science field.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 247 days per year, 7 1/2 hours per
SALARY: Based on Washington County School Board's In-
structional Salary Schedule from $35,287 to $65,295.
HOW TO APPLY: For more information contact:
Shelley Brantley, Secretary to the Principal
Washington County School Board @ Eckerd
7202 Hwy. 441.North
Okeechobee, FL 34972
DEADLINE: June 17, 2006 or until filled.
"Pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, random (fitness for
duty) and follow-up drug testing will be implemented as per the
School Board's Drug Free Workplace Policy'
"Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants as well
as employees."

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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 NW,4th Street (863) 357-2442


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Okeechobee News, Sunday, June 11, 2006

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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

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


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Case Manager

The Seminole Tribe of Florida
has an opening for an RN Case
Manager at our Health Clinic at
our Big Cypress Reservation.

Coordinate home health care &
DME. Conduct home visits.
Oversee medical cases & provide
nursing services. Counsel patients.
Active FL RN license & BLS
cert. req. Primary care exp. pref.
Valid FL driver's license req.

Resume to galtman(
or fax 954-967-3477. Details @

Raulerson Hospital ha been ~-.rn-i g the ,.,c ,nu ri ,:,i 2"
ear ,.:tler 3a ull range ot medial .-and i a urKa ers..' 'andd
.iral or hle a r n prac. ce Become pan or ounriTar, nd $ou liU 11ej
nghi 3a home Lri oUr mendlv. canne, ,,.[munrun N Hoop.eF l
.The opportune, you want for your career
are waiting!
FT Housekeeper
FT Floor Technician
*PT & PRN-Dietary Tech
FT Nuclear Med Technologist
SFT- Ultrasound Tech
SFT- Radiology/CT Tech
FT & PRN Physical Therapist
FT & PRN Physical Therapist Assistant
For Coris.initaon, please come 1o Human Reiources and .coripiete
and employment application. Log on to for
adduarOal inform',aor & oinei pponurate E.OE
Rattlerson Hospital, 1796 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL


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The City of Okeechobee is now accepting
applications for:
Part-Time Secretary/Receptionist
An application packet is available online at or by contacting the
Clerk's Office at City Hall, Office of the City Clerk,
55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974.
(863)763-3372 x215 Applications must be returned
by 4:30pm Friday, June 23, 2006. Drug Free Work-
place. EEO. Lane G6miotea,CMC, City Clerk/Per-
sonnel Administrator.

i 0 Financial

FT. Computer exp needed.
Bilingual pref. Competitive
salary and excellent benefits.
Fax resume to:
(863)357-2991 or apply at
FL Community Health Centers,
1100 N. ParrottAve.,
Okeechobee, FL. EOE/DFWP
The classfieds are the
most successful sales-
person In town.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
Sgragpe? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
dean Up a breeze


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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
BusinessBureau at
772-878-2010 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.

Shop from a gitt catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classlflads.
How do you ftd a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-

WASHER, Maytag, Early
1920's, gas engine, works
great. $650 (863)467-4328

luxe, black. $100 or best offer.
REFRIGERATOR, Electric/pro-
pane, 6 cu. ft., new. Get
ready for hurricanes. $750
STOVE- Electric, Newer model
w/oven, Beige, Works good.
Hardly used. $175.

SHED- Wolly, 10'x12', $4K
new. Includes Extras. Asking
$2475. (863)634-5753


Holds 6 guns w/built in com-
bination lock. $200 or best
offer. (863)655-0030
REVOLVER 38 CAL Stainless
steel Taurus, 2" barrel, like
new with extras, $375
bination, .22 rifle, S/S w/
ammo and case. $125.

sembled & stored, all parts?
looks like its complete., $200
neg. Ray 386-314-1105
TREADMILL Lifestyler 8 OES,
1.5 HP, 0-8 mph, step control,
auto incline, heart monitor.
$300 neg. Call 863-357-2549

Jim Mclnnes 863


Babysitting 405.
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered4 15
Instruction ; 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all your lifting needs.
Reasonable Rates.

O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
Land clearing ,fill dirt, pad
work, excavating & grating.
Free estimates.

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

417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243

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

A/C, 3s ton, asking $300 or
best offer. (863)675-2598
Iv. msg.
BTU'S, Window Style. Newly
services. $135 for all, will
sep. (561)676-0427




STORAGE SHED- 8'xl2',Sonie
storm damage. You haul.
$500. (561)714-9827

30', $100 (863)677-0010.
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classflleds

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

98, Just upgraded. New CD
Burner, etc. $175.
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257

BAR L-shaped w/2 barstools.
Wood & leather. 44" high, 22"
wide, 7' and 5' lengths. $150
(863)612-9233 LaBelle
BDRM SUITE: Lighted Full/Qu.
headboard, long dresser w/
light & mirror, armoire & night
stand. $350 (863)467-9942
BED, Twin: Good condition.
No stains. $50. or best offer.
(863)763-7545 ,
CHEST, 3 Drawer, Pine. $40.
. (863)467-0538
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand'
Made. Must seel $650
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
t on $125. LeBelle
DINING SET- with 4 chairs,
,ion and glass. $750.
(863)467-1020 after 6pm.
END TABLE SET, 3 pc., $75.
(863)357-0223 after 6pm
Haverty's white washed oak.
$350. 1863)467-1020 after
FRAME: King Size. $175 or
bei ofler 1863)675-6142

L impi S17, 100-Barslools
i39up. 50-De.ikL i97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dLnelrte S'7,
5U .Lble and .1 chairs k197up,
0i0-Reliner. iSN7up,
50-2 Pc Soli & Lovenit sets
S6"kup. 50-'TV Ent. Centers
si-oup. 2 P Oueen Bed Set
i2w.*up '1o-4C bedroom sets
i?&iup, Pc( Lsingroom
tablei 'up,.
]uO]-Headhbords '4up.
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Nest to Lo ei & a Ioss
from Home Depol -
ROCKING CHAIR, w; matching
oo100151001 35 Labelle
wt.luii eo at 1 end and re-
cliner i e ti n orer end $250
or best offer i863l-167-9942
Like new 6 mo old Cost over
1.500 Asking $250.
Dlue/.belqe under warr. 2 side
tbis I coll.e -Musi See-
i1200 1305) 345- 6741
SOFA, 90, CHAIR, 41, OTTO-"
MAN, 34", 2 end tables,
25"x24" & 2 lamps, $700 or
best offer. (863)467-8494 .
good condition, $300

PUTTER, Odyssey, never
used, pd $140 new, sell fol
$80. (816)564-4235

GUN CABINET: Brand new!

Booted Size 8. Excellent con- excellent cond. $40.
edition. 60. (863)763-1997 (863)634rl479
SEqp n 01l the ground. 2 Tin Bushel Ca-
pacity Bin Composter. Framed. -.
ALPINE SPEAKERS- 10", Set, $300 (863)467-1891.
$450. (863)n6b101h amp MOWER, 4', good gear box,7
pro shaft, 3 point hook up,
needs deck & blades. $100
ickets 0720 neg. (863)697-9704 | '.H
BRAD PAISLEY, (2), on MURRAY 21" 5 HP- self pro-
Friday, 8/4/06, in West Palm. pelled mower, new blade, The m o ir
$50 (863)675-1033 synth. oil, well maint. Like o i portent
new $75. (863)484-0110
olNEW DUMP LAWN CART- 20 minutes of your day
8-15ft LITTLE GIANT A asking$150 (863)357-5754 ent reading
FRAME LADDER- $800 PUSH MOWER- Murray, 20", i the tim e spent reading
(863)234-1230 with bagger, good condition,
AIR COMPRESSORS (2) $75(863)467-0085 w ith your child from
Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp, RIDING MOWER Snapper,
$195 for both, will sep. 30", 14 hp, runs good, older birth to age nine.
(561)676-0427 model, $150 (863)467-0085

ARM SAW, Sears, radial, $75.
FOLDING CART, 39" Wideo6n' (863)675-2598 v. msg Available 24 o
Google-www.werscocot #39 CRAFTSMAN TABLE SAW- all
supra. $100. (863)467-1176 metal housing w/port, cabi-
net. Extra blades. $125. HORIZON PROPERTIES c2l .i.O0 f.. l l-
H sl d $ 0 (863)674- 1404 eves.
Item43 GENERATOR 3KW, with XL
fuel tank with gauge. Usedte Ri al eaa sile t s ren pt dn o
AIR COOKER- Flavor Wave, very little. Runs fine. $325
new, $50 (863)634-5914 (863)357-3779
style, 2 benches, 2 chairs, good, four 110 outlets. $200
seats 10, exc cond., $800 neg or best offer. (863)697-9704
wenew. Never used. Value $4350 20 ACRES: bordering Dark Hammock. Mint condition. 1998 Doublewide w/52x14 front porch. Was a tree
Now $2500. (863)675-4079 farm, totally fenced, had cattle. Horses OK. Peaceful setting. Just the right amount of land for total privacy
OPAL, 3 carat, exc. fire set in LaBelle. and wildlife. $539,000.
14 kt., yellow gold, worn 2x, WATERFRONT 2/2 DWMH: needs roof repair and TLC to make a great home. Waterfront directly on the
perfect condition, $750.Toys,& am widest part of the Rim Canal. Less than 1 mile to the locks. Idealforwaterfrontgetaway. Wraparound tot has
(816)564-4235NASCAR RACING WHEEL- new seawall on the-side.'Waterviews from.manyrrooms. Enclosed Florida room has separate NC.'$199,000
DflVIr BROWN AcHn t toon l I NASCAR RACING OW HEEL 0l s o f s. a s r 9
WATCH, Gold & Sterling w/pedals. For Windows or Also dry vacant lot nearby for sale at $59,000.
ver: Ladies. Clips on wrist. DOS com putter games. $20. TURNKE 21HOME:with 2 car carport, mint condition, great location near heated pool & clubhouse. Front
Made by New Mexico Indians. (239)657-4348 patio, washer/dryer, new refrigerator, newer central NA/C unit. Totally furnished, recently updated. $59,900.
$150. neg. (863)357-2233
O dC a r7lot. New apple's, gar, fenced
yard. Great house in quiet
prCH. RO. KIRBY CARPET CLEANER, KINGS BAY, 2 BR, 2 BA Du- area, near schools/park
PORCH ROCKERS (4) Weath- Vacu um/shampooer, includes RIDING MOWER, 4 yrs. old plex. $850 mo. Call David @ $1 55k Call John
ered. $(863)467100 for all, will sep. 538 all attachments. $500 runs good, headlights, $300 Pritchards GMAC Real Estate. (561)541-0055
(863)467-0538(863)675-4473 or best offer. (863)674-1409 (863)610-1980
ianoMrs, 42" cut, l6hp, Bolins Tile Liv. Rm., No HOA. $1195 new! 3BR,2BA,2Garage,
BEER MEISER: Kenmore NEW Ccast iron eng., $550. mo. Lawrence Associates. approx21 00sqft, French
Bra HMoEs /2 R:Kenmaor e N E OIN d COLLECTOR w ant- 676 n 51-800-543-2495 doors, tile, wood cabinets,
Brand Holds Keg, Black. (863)763- splitbedrooms, hurricane
Budweiser on tap. $500 ing to add to my collection.steoo cane
Buw/Keg. (863)467-5616 00 Please call to sell coins & RIDING TRACTOR LAWN OKEECHOBEE-3/2/T-Brand shutters (2) Aval.
/ (863)67-1 paper money 239-693-4891 MOWER, Wheel Horse, 42 new, tile throughout, Asking $219,900.
CONSTRUCTION TRAILER- cpaperu moneyMO RWheHse42 $1395/mo, 1st & sec, No pets Call: Real Pro 800-700-7242
Great for on site office. Win TRAILER, Used 35' flat bed cut,$750. (863)763-3451 561-248-3888/863-599-0156 or561-202-5911
dow A/C. Good condition gooseneck. (863)763-2838 or TroyBilt Tiller 8hp, $600, Les- OKEECHOBEE CITY: Western
Asking $2500. (410)476-3037 (863)634-3245 co SS Pro Fertilizer spreader Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
DAVID BROWN' MACHINE, WE BUY SCRAP GOLD $200, Red Max Trimmer $95 mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. & Po t1
$1000 or will separate for Elliotts Pawn Red Max Back Pack Blower refs. Call Barry772-216-1461
parts ( w 8 parrt419 W.S. Park $200; Black Max 80 gal 220 -n Investment Properties: 1/1
parts. (863)983-990. Call863-763-5553 Air Compressor $525, Triple RIM CANAL, ,BRI.BA avail. Park Model Condo, 3/2 CBS
PLASTIC 55 GAL DRUMS_ lawn trailer racks $50 6/1. Furn sred, view, Home, 3 new 1/1 CBS Con-
.$100 for all or wil- sellfsepar: $(863)234-1230 dock, pool, tennis, no pets do's & a new 2/1 CBS Con-
ate (863)697-1168 Okee- $999 mo. + l st, last&sec. 8do. PGI 57K. $480k for all
chobees C r1 H Call (863)6348757Serous Inquiries Only[
chobe www\rental (863)7635373

PIANO- Kimball, w/bench; Art- Christmas Trees 745 OKEECHOBEE12 es near OPENHOUSE
ist console, like new, $900 Farm Equipment 805 Hwy 441 & 98, monthly rent OP O se
orbestoffer (863)902-8883 Farm FeediProducts810 Apartments 905 $ 10.are Barr Pornd, Well 715NW106thStreet
Farm Miscellaneous 815 Business Places 910 vw3ier Fenced 61-T98-19). Okeechobee Little Farms
nsSunday June I 1th 1-3pro
Farm Produce 820 Commercial Sunday uea1th Ra-ty
Farm Services Property 915Re/MaxDreacatcher Realty
BLUE QUAKER PARROTS- Offered 825 Condos/ 8636349694
Rare,' sweet& bonded. 8 Farm Supplies/ Townhouses Rent920 OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm
mts. Cage/nesting box incl. Services Wanted 830 Farm Property Single occupancy. $140/week
$1200/pair.(863)673-4716 Fertlizer 835 Rent 925 plus deposit, utilities included
Horses 840 House Rent 930 (863)467-0771
CANARY, beautiful singer, Landscaping Land Rent 935
$55. cage, available. Supplies 845 Resort Property 9 a 0
.(863)357-3639 Lawn & Garden 850 Rent 945 Renta ... $,.
DOG CARRIERS- 2 small, $30 livestock 855 Roommate 950M bIle Y
DGCARRIERS-2 s pmall,$30 oultr/Supplies 860 Rooms to Rent 955 AIR BOAT HULL, Fiberglass
will sell (863)697-3 separate Seeds/Plants Storage Space w/good polymer & home Moble0
0.(863)697-3090 Flowers 865 Rent 960 made tandem axle trailer. Mobileb tw24i'
DOVES- various colors $10 .$1000 neg. (863)227-2954 MobIle"Hump'
meach.63)675-6214after 6 ae a R l t

PARROTS: Breeding ParIrots Real [state P 21
(Variety) & Baby parrots. Blue APPALOOSA HORSE Regis- APT 1BR/IBA in the country
Front & Or3nd e Oin Am azon., tered. $1000. Call for more incids al utilities, dish TV, fully L 3 B
(863)673-156 info.(863)673-1567 furnished. $700 mo. + 1st g*ln-- STEPS- solid alum w/handrail,
EA ,MCHo.&sec. 863-634-5864. -e- r.o 'for mobile home. $50
old, $35 each. Registered. $2000. for both, New, 111 5 750 & 2,1 Business Places (863)697-3090
863-801-3141. will sep. Call for more info. $850. SLeae. esre:e Sale 1005 TRAILER DOOR- good snape,
PETBABY PYGMY fainting (863)673-1567 FLS. (lb.,363-5 7 i Commercial 73632 $25 (863)357-5754
goat-$100 (863)675-0247 BLUE ROAN STALLION, 9 Condos l 1010,' o
PET SHEEP- Baby. E mjonir,1 mn old, very gentle, nobad e Townhouses Sale1015
old. $100 (863)675-0247 r, atlii, halter & lead broken, all Farms Sale 1020 !
snots. $1000 (863)673-0065 ml. OKEEHOBEE. 5.000 q. Ill Houses Sale 1025
PIT & KURR MIX PUPS- all t- vrj ,. Priirjar's, GMAC Hunting Property1030 OKEECHOBEE- Nice 3BR/2BA,
males, lrge heads, ready to a e 19 .i.-90 Investment 1035 0/mo, 1si, Iasi & security
go $50(863)634-8203 Property Sale 1035 deposit. No Pets
PIT BULL PUPPIES, Blue/red wa, 10 Land-8Sale 1040 863)763-6232.
nose. Ready on 6/12 Parents '. d \ Lots Sale 1045
on premises. $200 each.L U Open House ae 1050 ~Sle 00
(863)763-3776 or697-6118 6 7 l J POKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2 Property Sale 1055
PUPPIES, Miniature Dach s- appliE, rvJv r Property Inspectio 060 BUCKHEAD RIDGE L
hunds, parents on premises,-ai, wwecb os m I ITReal Estate Wanted065 WIDE- 3br, 2ba, f ully fenced
w/papers, ready to go 6/27/06 F E E sec. dep r863s4stm n.1ji Resort Propertyi- yard. newer AC.carper &
$700 (863)634-2479 anytime. L OU Ad1 mt, arsCto -$- I UCKISale 1070. roof, asking $74,900 or rent
RED NOSED PIT BULL PUPS: Buy Sell Trade W.rehouse Sace 1075 at $750/mothly deposit
$150 each. (863)763K -r2668 cg giBrand New 3BRnsBA t1 u t, Waterfront Property 1080 (863)763-8535
SHITZU, Male, Pure bred 863- 46 1304o RanchEstates. DPrivate, quiet,l rof n.' cr JUST BRING YOUR CLOTHES,
w/papers. 1 yr. old House- includes washerL& dryer, lawn h ousae 1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba, all
broken. Beautiful. Must sell. Seing' The greaterr & water system maintenance. inclusive, Okeechobee area.
$200. (863)763-7431 Lake Okeechobee Ae $1100/mo. 1st, last & $500 $30k neg. (305)345-2472
FREE PAINT GELDING- 6 yrs., sec. (561)723-0661 BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Older 3br, -
TABBY/ TIGER KITTENS- Free curr. coggins, shots current, 2ba dbl wide on lake, new LAKE ACCESS: Waterfront
to good home only! 6 wks., NOT begginer's/childs horse. CBS 2BR 2BAt W/D, Patio, metal roof, new carpet Large3BR;2BAw/SeaWall.
fitrainend. ( 447 d-0Boat3Launch, Private Lagoon throughout, 18ft above $199,500. Ownerfinancew/
friendly. (863)447-0390 onRim Canal. $1700 mo. + ground pool, Fla room & 20%down.(863)357-1352
ZEBRA FINCH, (2), cage MARE Byrs old trail broke, sec.1 561-346-4646 screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
available, $20. rides English & Western, house w/lift, fenced rear
(863)357-3639 sound, bay color. $2000 CBS HOUSE, SW Section, yard, full sprinkler system.
(863) 509-3446. 2 BR, 1 BA, 115 SW9th St., Asking $160,000
(3 9 4Tile Floors. $750 mo. &$1700 (863)763-1673
SILVER SHO0W HALTER- to move in. (863)634-0512
w/lead, horse size, $65
HUGE PHOTOS (863)763-63360'Okeechobee House for Lease, 3BR/2BA, NEW HOME- $115,000, on OKEECHOBEE 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
Family, friends, scenery $1100 mo., 1st, last & se- your lot, 3br, 2ba, Ig LR, Kit Mobile Home. Lg. screened
or pets from yoursphoto. SMALL CHESTNUT MARE, curity. References required, w/ appl, 1 car gar. Lawrence porch. Will lease w/o ption.i
Elliott's Quick Photo Flaxen main & tail, 8 years old. No Pets. (863)763-6541 Assoc. (800)543-2495 $750 mo. (863)634-3451.
4I 0 W S. Pa $1800 (863)46775726
Call 863-763-5553 SORREL 1YR.- wht. paint colt,
"Out of Dash For Cash". 16.1

Double Sink, Stainless steel, SORREL GELDING, 2 yrs. old,
33" x 22", w/all hardware, hos- $1000. (863)673-0065
es & garbage disposal. $45. SORREL MARE, 8 yrs. old,
neg. (863)763-6216 $1200. (863)673-0065
40 gallon, fast recycle. $35. gelding, $200
(863)763-1997 (863)763-0577
Welch Pony, 4 yrs. old, 11
hands high, also mini horse,
28 high, $1550.
SWIMMING POOL:' 3Ax16Ft. (863)763-0411/673-6447

placed. $150. Good condition. New $350,
(863)467-3051 Now $50. (772)971-9474
POOL TABLE: Standard size, LAWN MOWER, Craftsman,
Mizerak Brand new wall ac- LT 2000, 18'/ hp, 42". Bought
cessories. $250. 5/05. Used 6 hrs. $900 or golf
(863)697-3212 cart trade. (863)467-4735
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SATURDAY* JUNE 17th 10 a.m.
Location: 804 NW 2nd St, Okeechobee, FL

'97 CAT M318 (3) John Deere 6410
Wheel Excavator Tractors
IIjF&.l: (4) Pickups
g '97 Chevy Blazer
(8) Ford Crown Vics
'86 Ford Dump (3) School Buses
Restaurant Equipment Computers
Chainsaws Blowers
OWNERS: Okeechobee County Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office Okeechobee County School Board *
Okeechobee Utility Authority

* Everying ells to Ina HIGHEST BIDDER,
* 10c% buyer .3 prmrniurn AS IS. WHERE IS
* Payment l.n cash- .S *lrnpe..:tn I hour prior 0 3au.:ion

Karlin Daniel

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

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Boats 3005
Cam per/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenental + 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 w/galy: 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 85hp, 60 mph. Includes
trailer. $5000 or best offer.
JOHN BOAT, 14' aluminum,
with galvanized trailer. $650
.(863)675-6214 after 6 pm
OUTBOARD, 100hp 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

Limited Edtion, exc. cond.,
$10,000 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
Optimax w/25" Shaft. Warranty
'til 4/2008. All controls, cables
& harness. Hydraulic steering.
151 hours. $7500
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

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
cond. $15,000 invested,
asking $10,000. .
YAMAHA 2002 VSTAR 1400,
2k, many extras.'$5800.'

KAWASAKI MULE 2000, 4x4,
$2900 or best offer. Also Mule
Parts. Call 863-467-6886 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

CADILLAC '92- 2dr, SW edi-
tion, new starter/headliner..
Runs, Looks great. $1000.
(772)284-1194 .
Vintage edition: Dark metallic
silver, 'beige interior. Faux con-
vertible top. Vogue tires. New
battery/brakes. Florida' car.. All
the bells & whistles. Low Tile-
aie E:> r cord $8900 best of-
fe'r 18631467-48 1 O1,ee
Cadillac Deville, '92,
looks/runs good, intedor per-
fect, leak in trans. line,
$1200 neg. (309)472-1561
CAMARO Z28' 80-' auto, all
original, nice restoration pro-
ject $1700 neg.
863i634.6601 lve msg.
CAMARO Z28 '84 no motor/
trans. Good project. $300
w/title. 863-467-5401 or
772- 359-2923.
CAMARO Z28- '93, Needs
work, $1800. Or best offer.
T-Tops, V8 w/Edelbrock carb:
/Intake. New CD. Looks/Runs
great. $2500.772)971-9474
Chevy Camaro Z28, '84: no
motor, no trans., have title,
$ 3 0 0. .
772-. 359-292V'863.467-5401
CHEVY NOVA '76, Runs good.
Needs minor body work.
$1500 Neg. (239)503-5131
Ask for Ramon, after 5:30pm

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

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matic, A/C works. Asking
$1500 or best offer.
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. (863) 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 spd.,
Auto. trans. Fully Loaded. 76K.
$9500 (863)763-4541
MERCEDES SLC '79- Silver,
new a/c, alt, belts. Runs, good
trans., 196k, hit on pass. side
dr. $600. (305)668-7785
'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) $800 FOR
BOTH (863)983-9908
NISSAN.STANZA, '90, needs
transmission, 38k mi. on en-
grine, ai.kinrl $1000 ocr best
oner. (8631467-8494
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.

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
Runs good, New tires. Front
end damage. $400 or best
offer. (863)697-3008
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 E.p, ]ilturn, $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
.14 1) 188, siir.I 1 5, LjBell
DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spd., 4 cyl., 7K org. mis. Good
tires. Just heeds a little TLC.
;.1 410 n, g (863)675-6142
runs & looks good, $1200.

Subminei' to Okeecnobee Nr'Jew,'Bill Black

Diedra Dunson scholarship
Danial Dunson (left) and Shelby Dunson (right) presented
the Diedra Dunson Memorial scholarship to Nancy Olivares
(middle) at Okeechobee High School's Scholarship Night.

Submitted lo Oteeclho ee News/Bill Black
Scholarship recipient
John Abney (left) and Kyle Abney (right) presented the Abney & Abney Const./Parker
Abney Memorial scholarship to Juan Tagle (middle). The award was given to Mr. Tagle at
Okeechobee High School's annual Scholarship Night.

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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 the sale, service and repair of
new and used automotive vehicles in a Heavy Commercial (C-2) zoning district. The
property owners are Zollie and Vineta Aldridge, Geraldine Bertram and Ruven Guer-
rero. The applicant is David Van Horn. The property Is located at 1849 Highway 70
East and is more particularly described as follows:
Lots 1-16 of Block 9, GRANADA TERRACE, according tothe plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 63, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all items.scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by 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 ver-
batim 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 the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk
and of the Planning Department.
William 0. Royce, Planning Director
petition # S-2006-0647
140014 ON 06/0O/O6

Your time

is precious.

TRUCKS (6) F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors. $1800 or best
offer. (561)633-1371
FORD F100 1976, 300, 6 cyl.,
4 spd. w/A/C. Good work
truck. $800 or best offer.
FORD F150 XLT '91, 4x4,
5.8 automatic, runs but.
needs work. $1200 or best
offer. (863)467-6143

4x4, V6, Vortex engine, A C
Great .shape. $2800..
4.0, 2wd, needs cam bearings
& seal. Has new transmission.
$900 (239)768-1015 aft. 5pm
1991, 62K org. mis. Garage
kept $2500 or best offer.
r86 3i. 75-4079 LaBelle.
JEEP RHD '75- route ready,
rebuilt trans, new rear
brakes, tires, paint, runs
good, $3000
- (863)763-05774005
'When doing those chores
Is doing you in. It's time
to look for a helper in
the classifeds.

UTILITY TRAILER, heavy duty,
w/drop gate, brand new
tires, $800. (863)357-1080
4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex-
tra heavy duty, elec brakes
$1600 (863)234-1230
Tandem Axel, Enclosed.
$600 for both or best offer.

AEROSTAR '91- AC, auto; V6,
all power, $4000
VAN, TV, VCR, Play Station,
Captains Seats, A/C. Good
cond. $2400 (863)634-8854
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8,
sofa bed, tow pkg., 178k
miles, $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.
ER SE 1996, 7 Pass. Mini Van.
114K. New tires. Very good
cond. FM/Cass. NA/C, P/W, V6,
C/C, Tilt. Silver w/grey int.
$3450. (863)675-4212
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