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Pool re-opens
The pool at the Sports Com-
plex has re-opened. It is open
. from May 30 until August 13.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5'
, p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Tues. and
t Thurs. is Family Swim Night, 7 -
9 p.m. Senior water exercises
are Tues., Wed. and Fri., 10-
10:45 a.m. Call (863) 467-7667
for information.


Add gold to
Florida yards
S Frustrated gardener asked
me to help him figure out the
"correct" name for a newly
popular shrub, and it led to this
week's column on a colorful
plant for our local landscapes.
It has pretty flowers, attractive
.* t fruit, ano- once established
requires little care except- prun-
ing. Golden Dewdrops gained
the attention of landscapers
and growers as a Florida Plant
of the Year, and is now a fea-
tured item in many garden cen-
ters in southern Florida.
However, there are a "few
yellow caution flags that ought
to be considered when choos-
ing Golden Dewdrops; there
are some limited reports of poi-
sonous characteristics, escap-
ing habits, and thorn\ growth
that the informed buyer needs
,to consider. Despite these limi-
tations, Golden Dewdrop --or
Duranta can be a very colorful
addition to your Florida Yard.
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Drought Index
Current: 588
Source: Florida Division
Local Bum Ban: None

Lake levels

12.17 feet

Lake level.
Last Year: '
15.37 feet
(SOURCE: South l
Florida Water
Management District. Depth.
given in feet above sea level.).


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Traffic Safety Team: Transportation discussed

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Pat O'Connor (right), chairperson of the local Community Traffic Safety Team, tells
team members that 23 car seats were given out in May to those who needed them for
their children. Debra Stallings (left), liaison with the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion District One office, looks on.

Hospice asks DOT for signs

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
People coming to visit termi-
nally ill loved ones could benefit
from directional signs along U.S.
441 and.S.R. 70, according to
Lisa Blackman, C.E.O. of Hos-
pice of Okeechobee.
S "There is a big concern when
someone moves into the hos-
pice and family members come
.to visit and don't know how to
get here. They;need to know
Where to turn. I think signs post-
ed both ways on 441 and 70
would help them," Ms. Black-
man said
In looking into how to get the
signs, a hospice board member
contacted Dale Hindman, Flori-
da Department of Transporta
tion (FDOT) highway mainte-
nance supervisor in
Okeechobee. Mr. Hindman is
researching it and shared the
request with members of the
Community Traffic Safet Team
(CTST)" during their meeting
Wednesday, June 14, at the
Okeechobee County Adminis-
tration Annex,located at 458 U.S.
98 N.
SThe CTST meets once a
month, to discuss various trans-
portalion issues, such as high-
way construction, traffic lights,
sidewalks, seat belt use, infant
and toddler car seat use and
more. Local representatives of
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Tuesday night meeting of
the Okeechobee County Code
Enforcement Board could be
lengthy as they are schedule to
:hear 25 cases. The meeting is
extra lengthy because the May
meeting was not held due to
lack of a quorum. The board is
scheduled to hear 10 cases/
under the heading of new busi-
ness and four under the heading
of old business. They will be also
considering imposition of fine in
10 cases and one request for
reduction of line.
Elsie Pike Lightner has been
charged %with care of premises,
trash and debris and has an
abandoned mobile home on a
S.E. 40th Ave. lot.
Code Enforcement Officer
Gina Gehring cited AJ, Petrole-
um and Ali M. Jaferi for aban-

doned structure, care of premis-
es, overgrowth and abandoned
property. The property in ques-
tion is on S.E. 34th Ave.
John Fulks was cited for hav-
ing unlicensed inoperable vehi-
cles and overgrowth on his S.E.
27th St property.
Derelict/abandoned mobile
home, care of premises, over-
growth and obstruction of right-
of-% ay are the charges against
Robert and Ruth Palmer for the
condition of their N.W. 240th St.
Code Enforcement Officer
Blanca Saucedo charged Kyri-
akidis Epaminondas with work
without a permit and care ol
premises because of the condi-
tion of N.W 26th Ave. property.
Code enforcement officials
have stated that Donald P. Waller

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Darrell Addison participates in round table reports on
district transportation activities at the June 14 meeting of
the Community Traffic Safety Team. Mr. Addison is liaison
for the Buckle Up Florida program.

and other agencies attend the
meetings and share information
on transportation needs' and
Debra Stallings, liaison with
the FDOT's District One office in
Bartow, regularly attends the
meetings and shares informa-
tion- with the group and takes
what she learns from the group
back to FDOT.
Mrs. Stallings gave an update
on the status of state legislative
bills related to transportation.

HB 187 and SB 232 were pre-
sented to the governor for signa-
ture. The bill enhances penalties
for refusal of a breath test in the
implied consent law.
HB 149, prohibiting Internet
driving under the influence
(DUI) courses, was tabled, as
was HB 1049 that would allow
revocation of a driver's license
for those providing alcohol
and/or other drugs to anyone
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mobile homes and dilapidated
sheds on their N.W. 36th St. proper-
Juan de Uncein faces a fine of
$100 a day unless her N.W. 160th
St. property has been brought into
Rodolfo Uncein could be fined
$25 a day for every day his N.W.
12th Terrace property is not in
A $40 a day fine could be levied
against Joel Simmons if he is still in
noncompliance because of the
condition of his N.E. 55th Ave.
Dewey and Ruth Lightsey could
be fined if their S.W 28th St. prop-
erty has not been cleaned up.
Fred and Deborah Parker could
be fined $25 a day if the remaining
trash and household goods have
not been removed from the N.W.
20th St. property.
Billy and Jacqueline Goggans
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has an unsafe/damaged mobile
home on his 101 st Ave. property.
David H. Feltenberger was cited
for unsafe/damaged mobile home,
derelict sheds, and care of premis-
es because of the condition of his
N.W. 43rd Ave. property.
Code Enforcement Officer Beth
Albert has stated that Dorothy Bul-
ger has a derelict mobile home on
N.E. 29th Terrace. The property in
question was also cited for trash,
debris, and overgrowth. .
Derelict mobile home and care
of property are the charges against
Ruth Powell and A to Z Property.
The property in question is located
on N.E. Seventh St.
Perpetuo Valles was cited for
inoperable/abandon vehicle,.
derelict mobile home, care of
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vehicles on his N.E. 30th Terrace
In a case that has been ongoing
for some time, Eddie James Neal
and Sheila Neal were cited for vio-
lation of minimum housing stan-
In another of the several cases
that were scheduled to, be heard
last nionth, Kulsoon and Shabana
Abdulla and Melba Franklin will
have to answer for charges of
unsafe structure, care of premises
and construction without a permit
on N.W.36th St.
Kenneth and Theresa Collins
were cited for trash and debris, fire
hazard, care of premises, con-
demned structure, overgrowth,
violation of minimum housing
standards and conditions that con-
stitute a safety hazard on their S.W
Ninth Way property.
Billy, Ray and Carmen Seals
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trash, industrial equipment,
machinery, and abandoned vehi-
cles have not been removed from
their N.E. First St., property.
Stacy and Janice Tyson could
possibly be fined if their N.W. 47th
Terrace property is still not in com-
Virginia McClendon of N.W
lth Dr. could be fined if her prop-
erty is not in compliance.
If the abandoned vehicles and
overgrowth have not been
removed from Vera Griggs' S.E.
34th Ave. property, she could face a
fine of$100 aday.
If Adron Chambers is still oper-
ating a commercial trucking busi-
ness and has not removed the
equipment from his S.W 72nd Ter-
race property, he could face a fine
of $250 aday.
In the last item on the agenda,,
Alice Spooner has requested a
reduction of fine on a piece of
property she inherited.

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under 21 years of age.
HB 155 was signed and present-
ed to the governor. The bill cleans
up language on a law that allows
the police to investigate crashes on
private property.

A bill to change the driving age
to 17, HB 975, died in the Trans-
portation Committee. The driving
age remains 16.
Mrs. Stallings presented a draft
action plan from another area for
the committee to consider. The
plan's mission statement requires
a program that is responsive to
changes in traffic safety problems
and priorities.

The overall goal is to improve
the county's ranking in each cate-
gory published by the FDOT in. a
"Florida Counties Highway Safety
Matrix". Improvements would be
in the areas of fatalities and injuries
for motor vehicles, bicycles, motor-
cycles, and pedestrian; alcohol-
related, speed-related and safety
Darrell Addison, with the Buck-

le Lip Florida campaign, told the
group that the recent campaign
was successful. However, statistics
were not yet available.
Pat O'Connor, CTST chairper-
son, said two classes on car seat
safety were given in May one
each for English and Spanish-
speaking groups. Twenty parents
attended and 23 car seats and 26
kids' books were given out.

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Survey will help business community
OKEECHOBEE The Economic Restructuring Committee of
Okeechobee Main Street has designed a survey to be used to iden-
tify 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 prioritiz-
ing projects that will help the business community direct issues of
concern 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.

ASR ground-breaking ceremony planned
OKEECHOBEE A ground breaking ceremony for the Lake
Okeechobee Aquifer Storage and Recovery Pilot Project will be
held Thursday, June 29, at 10 a.m. at Scott Driver Park on S.R. 78

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
following criteria:
You owned your home in Okeechobee' County and it was
your primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in
You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insur-
ance 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 appoint-
ment 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.

Homebuyer classes held each week
OKEECHOBEE The USDA, rural housing service, can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve
your seat for one of our homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednesdays, starting at 9 a.m.

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SBA disaster loan deadline approaching

LaFiesta Scholarship
The LaFiesta Supermarket's scholarships were awarded by All Abueqab (left, rear) to the
following students (in no particular order): Barbara SantaCruz, Nasar Abueqab, Megan
Rodriguez, Jose Lugo, Asha Dave and Autumn DeCarlo during Okeechobee High
School's Scholarship Night .presentations.

Add drops of gold to Florida landscapes

ByDan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
A frustrated gardener asked me
to help him figure out the "correct"
name for a newly popular shrub,
and it led to this week's column on
a colorful plant for our local land-
scapes: It has pretty flowers, attrac-
tive fruit, and once established
requires little care except pruning.
Golden Dewdrops gained the
attention of landscapers and grow-
ers as a Florida Plant of the Year,
and isnowa featured item in many
garden centers in southern Florida.
However, there are a few yellow
caution flags that ought to be con-
sidered when choosing Golden
Dewdrops; there are some limited
reports of poisonous characteris-
tics, escaping habits, and thorny
growth that the informed buyer
needs to consider. Despite these
limitations, Golden Dewdrop or
Duranla can be a env colorfuladdi-
lion to y out Florida Yard.
-Experts tell us there are
between 17 and 36 different
species of Duranta worldwide.,_
They are in the Verbena family,
. which makes them related to such
plants as beau t>berrn and lantana.
Most originated in tropical Ameri-
ca, or come from the Caribbean
basin or Tropical American loca-
There are twvo Duranta species
commonly used as ornamentals.
Duranta erecta is thought to be a
native of the Florida Keys, but is
more likely to have been collected
from Mexico or South America.
,This srniall-lea\ ed species was pre-
.viousl% identified as D. repens. A
second species, D. stenostachya,
has been called Brazilian Skyflower
by some, and it has noticeably larg-
er leaves. Broth have been used to
producee h brids arid manyr differ-
ent cultivated varieties of Golden
And if this name-game hasn't
yet confused'you, there are a num-
ber po common names given for
this plant: Skyflow er Ufor its bluish
or purple flowers). Pigeon-berry,
SHoney drops and Golden-dewvdrop
(for its rounded yellow fruits), plus-
a host of other localized names. For.
simplicity, I choose to use the name
Duranta the genus was named
for an Italian botanist and physi-
cian, Castore Durantes.
This is a. large, fast-growing,
multi-stemmed shrub. The branch-
es are often droopy and vine-like,
-and the stems may ha te sharp
spines. Use it where the soil is well
drained, and after establishment,
watering will not be necessary.
Slow release fertilizers will produce
More growth, flowers and fruit.
Give it as much light as it can han-
Generally the foliage is light
green, but some cultivars have.

TAMPA The U.S. Small
Business Administration (SBA) is
reminding businesses in the
declared Polk County and con-
tiguous counties of Hardee,
Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake,
Manatee, Okeechobee, Orange,
Osceola, Paso and Sumter in the
State of Florida that Economic
Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) are
still available to small businesses
that were economically impact-
ed by the severe storms and tor-
nadoes that occurred Aug. 14,
"Small businesses that suf-
fered economic injury losses as a
result of the disaster wanting to
apply for a low-interest loan from
the SBA are urged to do so before
the July 5 deadline," said Frank


James E. Rhoden
SJames E. Rhoden, age 70, of
Okeechobee, died June 15,
2006, at his residence. He was
born Aug. 8, 1935, in Okee-
chobee and was a resident of
Okeechobee for 20 years. He
was a member of the Church of
God and his hobbies included
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ter. Smaller dwarf Duranta varieties He is preceded in death by:
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FLORIDA advantage of its drooping habit. t He is survived by: his wife of
JFDA-- Durantas may also be trained 42 years, Virginia Rhoden; sons,
IFAS EXTENSION into bonsai specimens and can be James Rhoden of Tenn., Leonard
pruned into topiaries. I bet you did- (Darlene) Albritton of Duette,
leavesithagodenellocoloran't know that the tallest Topiary in William (Connie) Rhonden of
reamyves xhite a ariegatedn e le af ede the world d \vas 61 feet, created by a Okeechobee, Dennis Rhoden of
eor m ay even have ayellowishvarie horticulturalist in India from a Orlando, and Jack (Mary) Rho-
gated pattern to the leaves.Size of Duranta! den of Sarasota; daughter, Nancy
the leaves is 1- t2 inches long for Lake Worth landscape designer (John) Meeks of Iowa; eight
most varieties, while the Brazilian Pam Crawford suggests that Duran- grandchildren; brothers, Elmer
,tpes may have 4-inch long leaves. ta standards look great with Cassia (Bea) Rhoden of Tenn., and
The plants xith .ariegated leaves and Dwarf Poinciana, or if smaller. Charlie (Donna) Rhoden of
do better in places with a little less plants are used, tr combining Tenn.; and, sisters, Barbara
sun. them i "l Firebush, Pentas or Lan- (Richard) Dossey of Buckhead
.The full clusters of fragrant pale- tana. Ifthe variegated forms are Ridge, and Mary Alice Skaggs.
blue, lavender,, purple or even textured flinstead, try to use other light Viewing will be held on Tues-
white flowers grow on the ends of textured flowering plants like.
thie swerm The ar attraetivd tof Plumbago or Thyrallis or combine day evening, June 20, 2006, from
butheries ar d hurmm ingbirds in them with dark leaved plants such 5 until 7 p.m., at the Buxton
butterflies and hummingbirds in croutons
summer. Look closely inside the as Crotons. Funeral Home Chapel, I10 N.E.
one quarter to one half-inch flow- Pests and Problems Fifth Street, Okeechobee.
ers. They will show a colored stripe Occasional pests of the Duran- Graveside services will be
if it is from the small-leaf Duranta tas include nematodes, caterpillars, held on Wednesday morning,
species. Some other varieties have miles, mealybugs, \hiteflies and June 21, 2006, at 11 a.m., at the
a white ruffled rim on the-outer scale insects. Few have been Braden River Cemetery, 1215
edge of the flower. Flowering (and reported to be real problems. Sig- 57th Street, East, Bradenton.
fruiting) is not as strong with those nificant plant diseases on Durantas Brother Paul Hartley of the Pal-
plantswithvariegated leaves. have not been seen. Texas A&M, metto Church of God will offici-
Flowers are quickly followed by reported that deer grazed their ate.
bunches of golden-orange berries,' Durantas down to the crown, with All arrangements are under
popular \%ith birds. These fruit can no ill effects to the deer. .the direction and care of the
contain up to eight nuflets, but However, be aware that many Buxtn Funeal Hnme and'tre
under most conditions don'tpro- references state that this plant has ., ton Funera. Home and Cre-
duce volunteer plants in other .poisonous: properties. One.refpr-- mt-".
areas. Flo%%ers and fruit are often ence states that the plant contains
found on the plant simultaneously, hydrocyanic acid, while others say
which makes Duranta an attractive it has saponin, which is poisonous
show. (Another name for Duranta to humans. There are no con-
is the UF Plant: orange berries and firmed poisonings in the United
blue flowerss) Yellow fruit can hang States but there are some reports of
on the plant into the winter if the children becoming ill from eating DA
birds don't eat them. berries in Australia. If curious pets As a subscriber to the
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Community Events

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

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W, Ninth Ave., Eng-
lish as second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9
a.m. until noon, adult basic education GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until
4 p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W Park St., adult basic education. GED,
Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle
School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elemen-
tary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes,
Tuesday arid Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library,
206 S.W 16th St. Basic computer kno pledge and word process-
ing sills will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navi-
gate the inter net. For the dates and times of these classes, contact
the Okeechobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.
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Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The class-
es are currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday
and Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until
12:30 p.m.
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 Spir-
its, 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)
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 onr 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. "

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Upcoming Events

A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting.
The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For
information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold
(863) 610-2280.
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.
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 located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
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.
Widows 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.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
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 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
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.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are 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.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meei from 5 until 6:30 p.m.:at
the United Methodist Church; 200 N.W. Second St. Please-joinus or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, (or
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
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 meetat 6 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or
(863) 467-2480 evenings. If you.know of someone that might need this
group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.,'in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday al 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 oppor-
tunity lor caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.

Community Events

Main Street meeting scheduled
The Okeechobee Main Street general membership meeting
will be held at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave.,
on Wednesday, June 28, at noon.

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 breakfast each morn-
ing; a $50 dinner gift certificate; and, two movie tickets for the Brah-
man Theater All proceeds will benefit shelter and outreach pro-
grams 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.

Northside to host VBS
Northside Baptist Church, 51 N.W. 98th St., will host vacation
Bible school kick-off Saturday, July 8, from noon until 2 p.m. Pre-
register for your Artic Edge adventure. Vacation Bible school will
be held July 10-14, from 6 until 8 p.m. For information, call (863)

357-4141 or (863) 634-4619.

Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will
be held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

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

Community Events

Legion forming new unit
American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St., of Okee-
chobee has formed a new unit that will be known as the Ameri-
can Legion Post #64 social membership. Members may not be
.eligible for American Legion, Auxiliary or Sons of the American
Legion membership. Prospective members may not have been
convicted of a felony. Applications are available at the American
Legion. Applications will be screened by the social membership

AC S walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer committee is currently seeking individuals interested in
helping with the event. The 5Kwalkwill be held in October of this
year, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you 'are a can-
cer survivor or would like to be a team leader or volunteer, con-
tact Pattie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863)
Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays
from 7 until 8 p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an
opportunity to "purchase" items from their Baby Boutique. Class-
es will not be held during the month of July. For information, call
(863) 763-8859; or, (863) 697-6320.

Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to
be part of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day
parade. To become a part of the committee, call George Robin-
son at (863) 610-0973.
Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okee-
chobee. The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796
U.S. 441 N., on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m.
until 1 p.m. The mobile unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot,
2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the fourth Saturday of each month from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of August may be skipped. For
information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed.
There is no upper age limit, and most medications and condi-
tions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations can
also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.

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

Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their resi-
dence, The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-
foot Shearwater boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI
Suzuki outboard and an aluminum trailer. Tickets can be pur-
chased for $50 each. at Eli's Western Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert
Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appliance, Riverside Nation-
al Bank, Quail Creek Plantation and Hospice of Okeechobee.
Only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Drawing will be held on July 4. For
information, call Theresa Davis at (863) 467-2321.

Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7
p.m. on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are now available at
the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S.
Parrott Ave. Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For
information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-
646-6. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.

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

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie
Raulerson Service Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and
crafts for seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday
and bluegrass and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
The center would like to expand its activities to groups that would
like to play board games, card games and bingo. If anyone is
interested or has any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or
Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come down and talk to us.
Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free
service to seniors age 60 and over.
Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold
on brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical infor-
mation. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the
ornaments will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay
McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette
Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regi-
na Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.
CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol- United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee
Composite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior
members and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths
between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are
needed to administer the unit and provide supervision for the
cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emer-
gency services, aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior
members and cadets work side by side to accomplish these mis-
sions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior member
contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations
Center, (863) 763-3212.
Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okee-
chobee High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS 97
Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fit-
ness Center on Monday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-4320.
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) 763-1951.

Class of '77 plans reunion
The Class of 1977 is planning their 30-year class reunion. 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.

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in need of coaches
Anyone interested in coach-
ing Pop Warner football or
cheerleading is welcome to
attend a meeting at the Larson
Dairy office, 400 N.W. Fifth St.,
on Tuesday, June 20, at 7 p.m.
For information, call Kristie
E Mathey at (863) 697-6123 or
James Shockley at (863) 634-

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
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M* sion will be from 1 until 3:30
p.m. and will feature softball for
girls and soccer for boys.
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$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
sixth grade.

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

Pop Warner grid
sign-ups slated
Pop Warner football and
cheerleading sign-ups will take

place at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex on June 24, July 1 and
July 15 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring
the child's last report card, a cur-
rent year physical from your doc-
tor and a copy of the child's birth
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863)
634-3482 or Albion Crowell at
(863) 697-2576.

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Mike Johnson, president of Entegra Roof Tile (left) and Mayor James E. Kirk (right) cut the rib-
bon in celebration of the opening of the Entegra Roof Tile plant, in Okeechobee, on May 11,2006.

Entegra celebrates opening of new plant

On May 11, 2006, Entegra Roof
Tile Corporation and Okeechobee
held a ribbon cutting ceremony at
their new Okeechobee roof tile
manufacturing facility. Present for
the ceremony, among approxi-
mately 60 attendees, were Okee-
chobee Mayor James E. Kirk and
Florida State Representative District
78 Richard A. Machek. The new
plant comes after two years of
intense tile shortages and a pro-
longed housing boom.
Mike Johnson, the president of
Entegra Roof Tile, opened the cere-
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their support and went on to say
"we appreciate the foresight of the
city of Okeechobee to develop this
industrial park, Okeechobee Com-
merce Center."
Mr. Johnson also mentioned
that Entegra is a 20 year old private-
ly owned company with 350
employees and that there are three
other plant locations in Pompano,
Miami, and Indiantown. He stated
that "when finished, this new facto-
ry will produce twice as much tile
as our other three factories com-
The Okeechobee location is
slated to add 70 million pieces of
additional capacity to the Florida
roof tile market on an annual basis,
bringing Entegra's total capacity to
110 million tiles. The new plant will
create jobs for 39 employees and
will produce tile on two rnmarniufac-
turing lines.
Mr Johnson said, "Geographi-
cally, Okeechobee provides s:me
advantage for us in both:our raw
materials sourcing and finished
goods delivery. We believe we will
find talented employees in Okee-

chobee, which is a necessary ingre-
dient for our success. I want to
thank the city for their support in
helping make this project a reality
and we look forward to becoming
a part of the community and doing
our share to help Okeechobee
become a better place."
Mayor Kirk stated that "today is
a great day for the city of Okee-
chobee. I'm real proud to stand
here and look at this facility. Just
look around you; this is the 21st
century. There are going to be good
jobs here. That's why we devel-
oped this and wanted to be in here,
so when our kids graduate high
school, maybe they can get a job
here and stay in our community."'.'
Mayor Kirk went on to say that
"having met the people that own
Entegra, these people are true to
their word; they're good people,

and they're people that we want in
our community. Congratulations
on a job well done. This communi-
ty is extremely excited to have Ente-
gra here."
Representative Richard A.
Machek wrapped up the ribbon
cutting ceremony by stating, "Mike
Johnson, you did come to the right
place (Okeechobee)." Machek fin-
ished with a witty remark noting,
that."in other parts of my neighbor-
hood (constituency), in* Palm
Beach County and St. Lucie County,;
I see a lot of blue tarps on roofs that
are screaming for something to be
put on them; so you better be
cranking tomorrow for sure."
And Entegrawas "cranking" out
tile later that week. The new plant
had been producing tile for three
weeks and shipped out its first
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres *
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Movie times for Friday, June
16, through Thursday, June 22, *
are as follows: "a
Theatre I -"Cars" (G) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,7 and
9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
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day at 2,4:15,7 and 9 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 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre III "Garfield" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-


Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary has served as the civil-
ian, non-military component of
the Coast Guard. Today, the
33,000 volunteer men and
women of the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary are active on the water-
ways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists
(folks just like you) save almost,
500 lives, assist some 15,000
boaters in distress, conduct mote
the 150,000 courtesy safety.
examinations of recreation:.ves-
sels and leach over 500,000 stu-
dents inboating and water safety
courses. The results of these
efforts save taxpayers hundreds
of millions of dollars every year.
For information, call (863) 467-

EYDC needs
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers: enter
juvenile.- justice programs
throughout the state. ThN'Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth
choir. Wouldn't you like to make
a difference? If so, please contact
EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy. 441 N.,
Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. (863)
763-2174, ext. 234.

'Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book Club
sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is visit the
library's web page at and
choose the link to the Online
Book Club. Simply follow the
directions on the page. You will
start receiving chapters. from
popular books, in your daily e-
mail. After you have read two or
three chapters from a book, you
will begin receiving chapters
from a new one. Each Monday
you will start a new book. There
is no charge for this service. You
don't even need a library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
the wonderful world of reading.

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

Mentors make
a difference
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee Coun-

ty need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you can
be a mentor. For information,
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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
Experienced Feed
Wagon Operator
needed for large dairy
farm for afternoon shift.
Call 863-763-2279
9:00 a.m. to Noon. DFWP
Location: BARN 8 Is hiring a
Includes Various maintenance
jobs. Knowledge of plumbing
& small electric motors req'd.
Apply in person, Call Travis
863-634-0102 or email

Exp. only need apply.
Scrapers, Loaders,
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Okeechobee Counties.
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to
JANITORIAL 5 days/week
(40 hrs). Bkgrd ck, drug free
workplace. (863)467-6677 -
speak to Homer or Vivian.
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
Buying a car? Look In the
classifleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-


Class A License
w/Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits,
Retirement, Vacation &
Bonus Programs.

Must have Class A CDL.
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street
Shop here flastl
The classlled ads
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise you'
yard sale In the classi-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze

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


2595 NW 8th Street

Entegra Roof Tile Corporation
Needs 6 capable and talented individuals to help
with the installation and start up of its new manufacturing
facility located in Okeechobee. Mechanical aptitude; knowing
"how things work" and the ability to lead required.
Annual Compensation $40,000 or more depending on ability,
health insurance, 401k and other benefits.
Mail resume to:
Entegra Roof Tile
1289 NE 9th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
RE: Installation and Startup Role
or by E-mail to


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

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

Full Time, Excellent Benefits and
Compensation Package.
This is a great opportunity to begin
or continue your professional career.
Apply In person at
Superior Water Works, Inc.,
917 SW. Park St, Okeechobee FL

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Fuji/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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Exerciser: Experienced English
pleasure rider for exercising
Shores needed 3 days a week.
Mornings only.'Call M-F
6am-3pm (863)763-4723

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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 130
Medical Services435

Call Bo2 Crane Service Inc
For all your lifting ncedi.
Orkeecr ioee
Reasonable Raies

O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
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Room Additions
O' Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
Land clearing, fill dirt, pad
work, excavating & grating.
Free estimates.
S (863)697-.8071

Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
RuoOi coating, Repair to
Mobile HOmes &i more
No lob 10 tbr or small Free
eCtTi-,les U.b 467.2917
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
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 I Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
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, 31/ ton, asking $300 or
best offer. (863)675-2598
Iv. msg.
5,000 btu, $60 or will separ-
ate. (863)655-0030

3.5 ton package unit w/heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
BTU'S, Window Style. Newly
services. $135 for all, will
sep. (561)676-0427

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

DISHWASHER- Whirlpool,
Under the counter. Has a
aiach almond panes $75.
(863)763-7695 or 634-8037
Fair Condition. $50/pair.
RANGE- Whirlpool, electric,
self cleaning, $100 or best
offer (863)675-0969
cane b cu. I new. Gel
re3dy for rurrnrres. 1751"
REFRIGERATOR, Good for soft
drinks. $50 (863)763-1370
er, good condition, $100
(8863)517-1974 La Belle
WASHER/DRYER- Whirlpool.
Botr in s service 1175
ld637'63.7695 or

GE STOVE HOOD-. With lights
& fan. New in Box. $100.

SHED-Wolly, 10'x12', $4K
e "w. Include: Elrjas. Askirnig
1,24 75. (863)634-5753

SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955 26". new, asking $700.
I863146 7-5 .756

Vjrous Sizes 12' 10 4'. Ask-
nriQ $500 will ell sepaialely
PANELS- ltw, 4.W '381
3 isuldlir, $21000 lor all
wi.ll e l :,eo 1865176.3.,011
HOUSE WRAP 1 lull roll,. paid
.1100. asking $50
(863983-7625 leave mes-
5 @ 10'4., 1 ,i 10'18" 3"
-itulaled $600 Call
WINDOWS (4), Hall rourin,
wrhile. never used. $100
18631983 7625 leave mrres-

Rusry Wallace Miller 125
1863)675-1033 Leave rmes-
sage. LaBelle
COLLECTION: Appro< 44 yrs.
old Rare ilems .600 all or
Dest other. 863-824-3358

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

QUILT & 2 Shams, Full/ Qu.
Size. Martha Steward, Wed-
ding Ring Design. Brand new
in bag. $35 (863)467-0670

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: Queen Size w/Mattress
Bo> Spring & Headboard
$25 863763-8085
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
pc. w/ Queen Sealy Posture-
pedic Mattress. Antique Beige
Color. $1000. (863)763-9410
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
iion, $125 LeBelle
drawer w/rrmaling 14) rawer
chesI $150 Call
863-675-4557 after.5:30PM
END TABLE SET, 3 pc., $75.
(863)357-0223 after.6pm
FOLDING COT, 39" Wide, 4"
mattress. Can be seen on
Google-www.werscocot #39
supra. $100. (863)467-1176
CHAIRS- brand new. $125
RECLINER, Lazy Boy. $25
Recliners. Great condition,
Paid $1500 sell for $600.
w/full bed at 1 end and re-
cliner @ the other end. $250
or best offer. (863)467-9942
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $335
(863)675-7105 .
Sleigh Bed, twin, solid wood,
whitewash, w/mattresses,
$300. (863)634-5943
mauve floral, exc cond,
Buckhead Ridge area, $125
neg (863)357-6113
oluebeige, under warr., 2 side
bins, 1 coffee -Must See-
$1200 (305) 345- 6741
SOFA BED, Good condition.
$75 (239)394-7005
good condition, $300

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

REVOLVER 38 CAL Stainless
steel Taurus, 2" barrel, like
new with extras, $375

old. $650 (863)634-5943
ria Marshall, Like new,
$1400. (863)357-1183
ance, 6.0, like new $300
TREADMILL Lifestyler 8 OES,
1.5 HP 0-8 mph, step control,
auto incline, heart monitor.
$300 neg. Call 863-357-2549

AIR COOKER- Flavor Wave,
new, $50 (863)634-5914
style, 2 benches, 2 chairs,
seats 10, exc cond., $800 nag

OPAL, 3 carat, set in
14 kt., yellow gold, worn 2x,
perfect condition, $750.
WATCH, Gold & Sterling Sil-
ver: Ladies. Clips on wrist.
Made by New Mexico Indians.
$150. nag. (863)357-2233

Brand Holds 1/A Keg, Black.
Budweiser on tap. $400
w/Keg. (863)467-5616

PIANO- Kimball, w.'bnenh Art-

,st console lIke new 1,90i1
orbesat offer 86190-site office. Win88
dow Certificates/C. Parents on prem-
ises. $450. (410863)634-6097

DOG CARRIERS-2 small, $30
is consolell separate
orbsioe8(8 63)697-3090 2-883

DOVES- various colors $10
each. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm. LaBelle area. _
ER MIX: Female, Approx. 1
yr. old. $100.
healthy, $50- each,
goat- $100 (863)675-0247
PET SHEEP- Baby. 6 months
old. $100 (863)675-0247.
APBR Lowdders. Ready to go!
(863)634-6601 or 634-2250
nose. Ready on 6/12. Parents
on premises. .$200 each.
(863)763-3776 or 697-6118
pair, $50 or will separate.
(863)675-4981 LaBelle area
SHITZU, Male, Pure bred
w/papers. 1 yr. old. House-
broken. Beautiful. Must sell.
$200. (863)763-7431

Vinyl. Like new. Extra acces-
sories + chemicals. $150.

SINGER, 1978. in cabinet, .in
good corioiiion 1.100 or best
offer. (863)467-1046

ment size. Like new w/pucks
& handles & cover. $500.
POOL TABLE: Standard size,
"Mizerak" Brand new wall ac-
cessories. $250.
Booted Size 8. Excellent con-
dition. $60. (863)763-1997

TOSHIBA- Model CF3566A;
35" Works good. $250.
TV, 42" RCA, Excellent condi-
tion. $800 new, asking $400

Friday, 8/4/06, in West Palm.
$50 (863)675-1033

Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp,
$195 for both,'will sep.
ARM SAW, Sears, radial, $75.
(863)675-2598 Iv. msg
GENERATOR, 1350, runs
good, four 110 outlets. $200
or best offer. (863)697-9704
new. Never used. Value $4350
Now $2500. (863)675-4079

tion size. $40 (863)655-0030
XBOX, with games, good con-
dition. $100 (863)634-8118

ma -I

mo. 1st&sec. No Petsl Non
smoking envi. (863)467-1717
8:30am-3:30pm, or email
$850 & 1BR $750 for lease,
No pets or smoking. Call

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. $1500 mo. +
sec. 1 yr. lease 561-346-4646
House for Lease, 3BR/2BA,
$1100 mo., 1st, last & se-
curity. References required,
No Pets. (863)763-6541

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FORD PICKUP, V8, '83-'88,
standard trans., condition
does not matter.
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

Appaloosa Gelding, 12 yrs.
old, 14 hands, white w/leop-
ard spots, easy keeper, good
on trails, $950 or best offer.
Horse, 12 yro mare, great
manner,16 hands, $1500
inclds tack (863)357-1693:
CHEROKEE, 13 yr. reg. spot-
ted saddle horse, all vaccina-
tions, negative coggins, gentle,
$1500. (863)467-4049
MARE 8yrs old trail broke,
rides English & Western
sound, bay color. $2000
(863) 509-3446.
w/lead, horse sie, $65
(863)763-6336 Okeechobiee
SORREL GELDING, 2 yrs. oio,
$1000. (863)673-0065r
SORREL MARE, 8 yrs. old.
$1200. (863)673-0065
gelding, $200

YOUTH SADDLE- asking .,400
or best offer (863)902-8883

Lawn mowers, Edaer Yard
vac, Awni'o wirJows & more
$185. for 3l 863 673-0120
EDGER: Brand new. Gas pow-
ered. Only used 1 time. $100.
John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good condition. New $350,
Now $50. (772)971-9474
LAWN MOWER-Snapper 42"
ZTR Yard-Cruiser. $375
LEAF BLOWER- Hand held,
excellent cond. $40.
juiljble reignl Removible
top .51). or beFrI olier
MOWER, 4', good gear box,
p[il Siai3. 3 point hook up,
needs deck & blades. $100
neg. (86ri697.9704
il800 lo 311 will separate.
RIDING MOWER, 4 yrs. old,
runs good, headlights, $300
or best offer. (863)674-1409

CALVES: Shots, Wormed
$200 & up. Also Cows: Young
& Healthy. $400 & Up.
Will Deliver. 863-235-0838


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent92
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A,
For Single Person, furnished
w/utillties..$125 wk. + $300
sec. dep. Call 863-357-3274
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
N. of OKEE -2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee. $575

In Town, 3BR/2BA, jacuzzi
rm., screened in porch, no
dogs, non-smkg. env.,
$2000 mo., 1st, last & sec.
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Tile Liv. Rm., $1100. mo.
Lawrence Associates.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1-Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1395/mo, 1st &sec, No pets
Okeechobee, 3BR, BA, 1 Gar.,
Completely renovated, with
central air. $1400/mo. 1st, last
& sec. (561)723-2226
Side. 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1200
mo. + 1st, last, sec. dep. &
refs. Call Barry 772-216-1461

BUCKHEAD RIDGE- 2 unit du-
plex, boat house w/lift, wa-
terfront property, many
extras, (863)357-3882
CBS HOUSE: 3 Bdrm., 1 Ba.
Newly Remodeled -
1694 NW 7th St. $145,000.
(863)824-2631 Owner Agent.
lot. New apple's, gar, fenced
yard. Great house in quiet
area, near schools/park
$155k Call John
(561) 541-0055
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
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const., car-
port, storage shed, $265k.

FOR SALE: 42 acres 1.5 mls.
from hwy. 70 off SR 710:
Approx. 26 ac. of creek & 16
ac.dry. $550K 772-215-4630

Ft. Pierce Gardens: 1.25 acre
lot. 186' x 280', 1 ml. west of
turn pike. Hard roads, Horses
Welcome. Great neighborhood.
2540 Jernigan Rd. Asking
$150,000. (772)464-2069
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Mobile Homes

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

OKEECHOBEE- lot tor rent in
NW section. close t) Semi-
nole Elem. Call

STEPS- solid alum w/nnanraii.
Ior mobile nome. $50

No pets. 1 year lease required.
$650/mo + $1200 sec.
Treasure Island, 2BR/1.5BA,
on water, lake access, $750
mo. incl. util. & yard maint.,
1st & last, $500 sec. dep.

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

OKEE. -2/2, internet, cable, furn, exc
location, no pets, no kids, Profes-
sional, single, clean, $500/mo +
util. (863)610-1939 or
* sweetheart

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

AIR BOAT HULL, Fiberglass
w/good polymer & home
made landem aile trailer
$1000 neg 8630227-2954

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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Across From Lake 0. New 3/2
CBS Home. W/gar. In rice
area. W/Conmn ol. High
* ceilings, Lot 6f ti Corian
counters. Loads of storage &
much more. Move Right Ini
$209,900. Call


BASS TRACKER- 94, 18' Pro,
75 hp Mercury. Trailer,
$3900. (239)633-7173
BOAT TRLR 32'. Hydric
brake/lights. 27 1/2' Bayliner
as-is on trir free w/purchase
$2,000 neg. 954-954-3401
COBRA '92, Bass boat, 17ft.,
120hp Johnson w/trolling
motor, Shorelander trailer
w/new tires, fish finder, boat
cover, radio & more. $4750
Call Kim (863)467-4821
140 Johnson Outboard, bi-
mini top, good trlr., 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
JOHN BOAT-11' Fiberglass V-
haul, new paint, trailer. $500
or best offer 863-673-0919 .
PONTOON BOAT, 1991, 20 Ft.,
Aluminum. New trailer & Car-
pet: Overhauled motor. $4000.
SKIMMER- Needs little work.
New Magic Tilt trailer. $1500.
MuciEfeI 863-634-2139
CLOSURE. his 20 Doal was
..2000 will lake '700 or iesl
oiher 18631763-5011
SAILBOAT, 24 Ft..on ,raidle
Srialow drirl E,'c Drojet I or
river. MuiI move 1 ,300 neg
863-612-9233 LaBelle
SEA KAYAK, fjW Pursui i:iur-
iri. 1 11. E'celleni corndilin
1-600 18631357-7406
SEA KAYAK, Stoa GliOer,
lighrweigh .eviar, orand ri w.
Hall-price al $1500

LimlIed Edhion Ac cond .
$10,000 lirm
S i Wrieei, E,: i:.,rna very
clean, 4500 863-763-7727
or 772-263-1803

BOAT MOTOR: 225 Mercurv
OpliTi' w,25" inan Warranty
wI 4/2008. All corilrols, c lliea
& rarnes; Hvarauiic Sleeniri'l
151 r,,ur $"750"0
BOAT TRAILER: 2003 Alumi-
num, Tandem Axel. $1100 or
best offer. (863)634-0392

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

10 Okeechobee News, Monday, June 19, 2006

0/B MOTOR 6 hp, Johnson
'77 model 6R77M w/plastic 5
gal tank & hose, $250. Call
OUTBOARD, 115hp Evinrude,
v4, power trim & tilt, stainless
steel prop, full control. Fresh-
water. $1300 (863)236-0100
KOTA ENDURA 30 lb. Thrust
w/battery $50.

Road King Classic, 25,800
miles, custom paint, chrome
front end, alarm, too many
extras to list. $13,500
HONDA GL 1100 1985, Runs
great. $1800 or best offer.
63-610-0644 or
HONDA SHADOW 750 -'83,
great shape, 23K, $1400 or
best offer (863)697-2198
cond. $15,000 invested,
asking $10,000.
YAMAHA 2002 VSTAR 1100,
2k, many extras. $5800

HONDA RANCHER 2005, 4x4,
Automatic 4 Wheeler w/low
hours. $4300. 561-722-7140
Okeechobee Area.
MANCO 260 CC'04, Less than
100 hrs, comes w/trailer, will
consider trades $2200 neg.

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
ClIO ale 4015
Commes Trucd 4020
CpMnS-ctito -
Equipment 4025
Foreign Care 4030
Four, Wee DrivA 4035
Parts-Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucksda 4050
Spot Utilty 4055
Tractor Trail.M 4000
Utility Trailere 4065
Vans 4070

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

door. $3000 or. best offer.

I Pbic Notice

2003 BZlO
Golf Car
Electric, Windshield, Club Protector,
Automatic Charger, Beautiful Car!

Call Sherri (863)763-6434

2003 -EZ 5O
Golf Car
Gas, Shuttle,
Headlights,Taillights, Horn,
Backseat, Extended Top

Call Sherri (863)763-6434

CAMARO Z28 80- auto, all
original, nice restoration pro-
ject, $1700 neg.
(863)634-6601 Ive msg.
CAMARO Z28 '84 no motor/
trans. Good project. $300
w/title. 863-467-5401 or
772- 359-2923.
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 .
CHEVY CAVALIER, '90, 4 dr.,
light gray, $900:
(863)674-0670 after 5 pm
1993, Runs good. $1300.
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
V8, auto., low miles. $2500
light blue, w/white top, dark
blue ini runs good $1000
neg 1863)674-1409
MAZDA 626- '95, 4 door,
2.0L. Auto. A/C, All power w!,
new ties & Dantery i.1000 or
best owner 863-261-4538
MERCEDES SLC '79- Silver,
new a/c, alt, belts. Runs, good
tians, 196k, hit on pass. side
dr $600 (3051668-7785
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.
PLYMOUTH NEON 99, 5 spd.
Great car, great on gas 11500
(863)634-3386 or
Needs front nose. Runs great
$1000 .or 'best offer.

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

CHEVY '78 3/4 4X4, On 40s
mudd truck, no' title,
runs/drives good $2500 neg
FORD F-250 1982 6CYL, 4
speed granny low tranny.
Good mudifar m ruc!k $800
Call 863-697-3865

FORD F350 1997, Full Size,
Blue, 4x4 w/cracked head.
$4000. (863)467-0541

CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$750 (863)697-1350 or

WINDOWS- burgundy, all in
tact, off '98 Toyota Tacoma,
$250 (443)205-0955
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
emiove arind haul $125
Focus $75 call after 5pm
FRONT END, for CJ5 Jeep,
with locking hubs. $50
(863)763-1370 -
SET TIRES- (4) 37" MT on 8
iug rims. (.) 10-22-5 semi
nrim. & tites. $100 for all" will
sep. (863)357-3981
Third Seat, brand new, for '99
Ford Eepedinion, $200.
TIRES (2) Brand New 900-16
Power King. $220.
TIRES, 275/45, 206Y Eagles,
w/20" chrome rims & spin-
ners, ec cond. $1500 firm:
l863)763-6369 bet.6-9pm
Dakota 6 Ft: Bed. $100.
WHEELS & TIRES, For fora
Mustang, 15" cast ten holes.
Tires like new. $200
WINDSHIELD: Fits 1992 Ford
Ranger. $80. or best offer.

CHEVY '88, Full size, runs ex-
cellent, 146k. $1250
(863)763-6591 -
Chevy Silverado 1500, '95,
diesel 4 whi. dr., $5000.
$1400 (863)843-0156 LaBelle
FORD 3501975 wilw park-
age. $1200.
FORD F100 1976. 300, 6 ty.
4 spd. w/A/C. Good wi-rt
truck. $800 or best otter.
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $750 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.

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Seminole Elementary School
Okeechobee, Flonda
Sealed bids will be received by HE :i' HaL I1-1LI OF OKEECHOBEE'COUNTY
FLORIDA, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, O3iicnuct, iuu.a0'34974 up to 2:00 p.m. July
13,2006 for all materials and labor necessary for:
Re-Roof to Asphalt Shingles
Seminole Elementary School
2690 NW 42nd Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Bidder shall submit with their bid the following documents. Acknowledgement of Ad-
dendums, Complete list of sub-contractors in connection with this project, 5% Bid
Bond or Cashier's Check, Public Entity Crimes Statement, Drug Free Workplace
Certification and Trench San and Trench Saety Affidavit, when applicable. All documents shall ac-
company the contractors bid. Failure to provide any of these items shall be
grounds for rejection of the bid.
Plans and specifications are on file in the office of:
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
Okeechobee County School Board
700 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-462-5000 ext. 236
BMK Architects, Inc.
323 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect or the office of Dale Barrett, upon the deposit oat $50.00 for one set of plans
and specifications; said deposit will be returned to the contractor upon return of
said plans and specifications in good condition, and upon recioept of a bona fide
Each bid shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the maximum
bid, payable to the School Board of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good
faith and guaranteeing that the successful bidder will execute and furnish to the
School Board of Okeechobee County a good and sufficient performance bond as
required by Flodda Statute Section 1013.47 In the penal sum of 100% of the es-
calated amount of the contract guaranteeing the performance of said contract;
and a payment bond as required by Section 1013.47 and 255.05, Florida Stat-
utes, guaranteeing the payment of all debts pertaining thereto. Each Bid shall be
accompanied by a sworn statement under Section 287.133(3)(a), Florida Stat-
tes, on Public Entity Crimes and Drug Free Workplace Certification. Each bond
shall be issued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do business In
the State of Florida having a general bond holder's rating of A+ -excellent and a
financial rating of BBB+ or better in Florida satisfactory to the Owner, within ten
(10) days after being awarded the contract, the premiums of said bonds to be
paid by the Contractor. Said bonds to be recorded in accordance with School
Board instructions.
All bids shall be placed in an envelope, sealed, and addressed to the School Board
of Okeechobee County, Attention: Dale Barrett, Director of Operations, Room 110
and the name of the project should be placed on the outside of the envelope and
words indicating that the envelope contains a bid for said project.
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Thursday, June 29, 2006, 10:00 a.m., re-
vailing time at the office of Dale Barrett, Director of Operations, 700 SW 2nd Ave-
nue, Room 110, Okeechobee, FL 34974.
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NOTICE: The Planniig 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:

plicant on behalf of owner InSite Development Group. The application is to change
the Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF) to Mi-Famil (MF)Scale for
vacat property located between Northwest 12th and 13th Streets and Northwest
5th and8th Avenues. Legal description: Lots 1 to 26 of 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
Okeechobee, County, Florida and is approximately .159 acres) The proposed
use of the property is to construct p Mutt-Family Development. 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 applicaton is to change the Future Land Use designation
from Single Family (SF) to Multi-Family (MF) for vacant property located between
Northwest 5th and 6th Street and Northwest 9th and 10th Avenues. Legal descrip-
tion: Lts 1 to 26, of Block 99; Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records,
Okeechobee, County, Florida and isdapproximately 0.58 acress. The proposed
use of the property is to build triplex units for affordable housing;
* Conduct a Public Hearing to Consider Rezoning Application No. 06-005-R. Craig
M. Hacki submitted the application on behalf of property owners H20 Holdings,
LLC. The application is to change the zoning designation for Parcel 1 from Resi-
dential Mobile Home (RMH) to Heavy Commercial (CHV)and Parcel 2 from Hold-
ing (H) to Heavy Commercial (CHV), for vacant unplatted property located North
of East North Park Street (State Road 70 East, across from the Post Office). Legal
description: A parcel of land lying in Section 15 Township 37 South, Range 35
East, Okeechobee County, Florda and being more particularly described as fol-
lows: Parcel 1: Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 15; thence
along the South line of said Section 15, South 89 degrees 2 feet 40 inches West,
486.26 feet to a point on the South line of Section 15; thence North 00 degrees
57 feet, 20 Inches West, 63.49 feet; thence North 00 degrees 16 feet 59 inches
West, 250.90 feet; thence South 89 degrees 54 feet 49 inches West, 186.29 feet
to the Point of Beginning; thence continue along said line Soth 89 degrees 54
feet 49 inches West, 674.15 feet; thence North 00 degrees 13 feet 56 inches
West, 943.80 feet thence North 89 degrees 10 feet 00 inches East, 336.67 feet;
thence North 00 degrees 15 feet 28 inches West, 49.99 feet; thence North 89 de-
grees 9 feet 59 inches West, 336.64 feet; thence South 00 degrees 16 feet 59
inches East, 1002.57 feet to the Point of Beginning. Approximately 15.05 acres.
Parcel 2: Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 15; thence South
along the South line of said Section 15, South 89 degrees 2 feet 40 inches West,
486.26 feet to a point on the South line of Section 15; thence North 00 degrees
57 feet 20 Inches West, 63.49 feet thence North 00 degrees 16 feet 59 inches
West, 250,90 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence, South 89 degrees 54 feet 49
Inches West, 186.29 feet; thence North 00 degrees 16 feei *.' ,,i.r : w-.r
276.78 feet; thence North 89 degrees 2 feet 40 Inches East, "- y. i i ir,. iu-,:,,
South 00 degrees 16 feet 59 inches East, 279.61 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Approximately 1.19 acres. This application was deferred from the May 23, 2006
* Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Rezoning Application No. 06-011-R. Ste-
ven Dobbs is the applicant on behalf of owner inStie Development Group. The ap-
plication is to change the zoning description from Residential Single Fmily-One
(RSF-1) to Residential Multiple Family (RMF) for vacant property located between
Northwest 12 and 13th Streets and Northwest 5th and 8th Avenues. Legal de-
scription: Lots 1 to 26 of 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, Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records, Okeechobaee, County, Florida and
is approximately 9.159 acre(s). This application was deferred from the May 23,
2006 meeting.
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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that f any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals with re-
spect to any matter considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a
verbatm 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 forthe 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 heanng or voice im-
paired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 ( 19.
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
140452 0N6/9,19/06

Community Events

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

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for
money. Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for par-
ticipants. If %ou have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-
2893, or drop them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth

Church offers program for families
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W.Second St. will hold
classes on Tuesday mornings from 10 until 11:30 a.m. for parents
and pre-school children. The curriculum will explore God's word
through activity centers. There Will also be a special class for par-
ents. For information or to register, call Angela at (863) 763-4021.

Streets to close for project
G4 Construction will be started work at the intersection of N.W.
Fifth Avenue and N.W. 22nd Lane on June 9. Streets will be closed
seven to 10 days. The company will be cutting the road for a Sani-
tary Sewer Project. N. W, Fifth Avenue will be closed to north/south
traffic and N.W. 22 Lane will be closed to eastbound traffic through
traffic at N.W. Fifth Ave. For information, call Ray Parker at (863)
634-1136, Brad Goodbread at (863) 634-2121 or the office at (863)

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 Sunday, June 18, at 11 a.m. For information, call (863) 634-

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 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. Registra-
tion forms may be downloaded at, or
picked up at the church office. For information, call (863) 763-1699.

'DaVinci Code"discussion planned
A discussion on the "Da\-inci Code" will be held at the Okeechobee
County Library, 206 S.WV. 16th St., on June 20 and 27 at 6:30 p.m. For
information, call the Everglades Baptist Church at 18631 467-5479.

Healthy Start offers parenting classes
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering parenting
education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women and parents
are encouraged to attend. The classes will be held June 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 ot Completion No
child care will be available. For information, call (863) 462 5.877.

Book discussion group to meet
The Okeechobee Library book discussion group will meet Thursday,
June 22, at 7 p.m. The book to be read and discussed is "Persuasion" by
Jane Austen. This will be the last meeting for the season. The next meet-
ing will be in September. The library is located at 206 S.W. Second St. For
information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Godwin Family Reunion planned
The annual Godwin family reunion will be held Saturday, June 24, at
the Grace Christian Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave., at- 10 a.m. A barbecue
lunch will be served at noon. Meat will be provided. Please bring a cov-
ered dish of vegetables, salads, deserts, etc. If you have any old family,
photos or mementos, please bring them to share with the family. For
information, call (863) 763-2614 or Jimmy Godwin at (772) 216-3048.

Red Cross hosts Extreme Weekend -
The American Red Cross will hold their third Extreme Weekend for
local high school aged youths to be trained and prepared to assist the
community during disasters. The training is free and the trainees will
receive a Red Cross T-shirt and certification in all Red Cross training.
The Extreme Weekend will be Friday, June 23, from 5:30 until 10:30
p.m. and Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Ameri-
can Red Cross Okeechobee Branch, 323 N. Parrott Ave. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2488.

Fort Drum plans Boot camp
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will hold its vaca-
tion Bible school June 24-30 from 5:30 until 9 p.m. The theme for this
years' event is Truth Quest B.O.O.T. (Biblical Outlook and Outreach
Training). There will be games; snacks, crafts, fun, skits music and
more in a fun Army boot camp -setting. This is a free camp for youths
ages 4 to 12. For information, call (863) 467-1733.

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 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.

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. Parrott Ave.,
from 5 until 7 p.m. with prize giveaways and refreshments. The event is
open to Main Street members and the public.

Free memory loss screenings offered
The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will offer free mem-
ory 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.

Retiring secretary
Judy Stratton (left) secretary at Seminole Elementary is
retiring with 11 years' service to the school district. She
was recognized for that accomplishment by Okeechobee
County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper at
the June 13 school board meeting.

FORD F150 XLT -'91, 4x4,
5:8 automatic, runs but
needs work. $1200 or best
offer. (863)467-6143
FORD F250- '85, 4x4, Runs
good. Has Super Swamper
tires. no title, $1000 or best
offer (863)634-0187 -
GMC PICK UP 1988. Auto.,
106K, Clean! No rust. $2400.
or best offer. Call
(772)834-3084 after 5pm.
TRUCKS (6) F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors. $1800 or best
offer. (5611633-1 371

4.0, 2wd, needs cam bearings
& seal. Has new transmission.
i1901: 1239)768-1015arn 5pmr
1991, 62K org. mis. Garage
kept. $2500 or best offer.
(863)675-4079 LaBelle.
JEEP RHD '75- route ready,
rebuilt trans, new rear
brakes, tires, paint, runs
Good, $3000

New tires. Electrical wiring
included. Needs paint $550.
UTILITY TRAILER, heavy duty,
w/drop gate, brand new
tires, $800. (863)357-1080

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