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Friday, June 23, 2006

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U.S. loses
World Cup
.. NUREMBERG, Germany
S (AP) -There was no glory for
I: the United States at this year's
World Cup, only frustration and
The Americans were elimi-
nated in the first round, losing to
Ghana 2-1 Thursday in a game
they had to win to advance to
the tournament's knockout
With thousands of red,
white and blue-dad fans cheer-
ing them on in Franken-Sta-
' dion, the Americans fell flat
against a Black Stars team that
was strongerand faster. Surpris-
ing Ghana advanced along with
114 from Group E.
It wv as a bitter ending for the
United States, which carried
high hopes and a No. 5
world ranking from FIFA -
onto soccer's biggest stage.
Four years ago, the Americans
made the" 'CquartLrfinals or the
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Lake 0' ready
for storm season
With Lake Okeechobee's
water level at 12.07 feet as of
Thursday, June 22, Jacksonville
District water managers believe
they are in an excellent position
to manage the lake and Herbert
Hoover Dike for the remainder
of the 2006 hurricane season.
"Let's put it this way," said
John Zediak, chief of the Jack-
spnville District Water Manage-
ment Section, "from this point
in time, it would take more than
nature dealt us in each of the
past two years to give us serious
trouble with the lake or Herbert
Hoover Dike

Drought Index
Current: 614
Source: Florida Division
,of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

SLake levels

12.07 feet

Lake level
Last Year: r L
15.45 feet
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea

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Community Events ... .4
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Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion ........... 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............6
TV ............. .11
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County OKs housing programs

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
approved two housing programs
and received a report from Waste
Management at their June 22
Commissioners voted unani-
mously to participate in a bond
program with the Escambia
County Housing Authority that
would provide financing for low-
income homebuyers. The bonds
are a finance source for lending
institutions, and the mortgage
income pays for the bonds.
Another feature of the pro-
gram is a second no interest loan
of 10 percent of the cost of the
house that can be used for clos-
ing costs and to pay down the

"I think we would be foolish
not to welcome --e ,,noiliei souilce
of low income housing," assert-
ed Commissioner Elvie Posey..
Gordan Jernigan of ih': hous-.
ing authority stated that the inter-.
est rate would be about 1 percent
below market rate. He said this
program could be used in con-
junction with the State Housing
Initiative Partnership (SHIP) pro-
gram for low-income homebuy-
ers that are currently in place in
the county.
Housing funds under this pro-
gram should be available in mind
August, according to Mr. Jerni-
Commissioners also
approved a Hurricane Housing
Recovery Program (HHRP) fund-
ing agreement allowing for con-

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striJci.ion of a seven-unit, low-
inco:me housing development..
In an unrelated matter, Jeff
Sabin ga'. e an overview of Waste
Ma.laiaerrerent operations.
"I can see the difference in the
last couple of months." Commis-
sioner Gene Woods said con-
celning the improvement of
Waste Management services.
Russell Rowland, solid waste
manager for the county, noted
that the new system in Viking
providing for centralized dump,-,
sters is working very well. He
%\ent on to say that he had seen
improvement in Waste Manage-
ment operations over the last
. Commissioner John Abney,
who is a contractor, said he has
noticed an improvement in the
delivery and pickup of dump-

sters. of an injection well for the swim-
Finally, county administrator ming pool heat exchanger at the
George Long told the board that sports complex to Arcadis G&M,
staff would be meeting soon with Inc, at an estimated cost of
the consultant who is preparing $36,000;
the impact fee study. He added agreed to sponsor a debris
that the consultant would be on removal project for Mosquito'
the agenda for the next meeting. Creek south of S.R. 70 through a
In other action, the board: 75/25 cost-sharing agreement
accepted additional right-of- with NRCS;
way on N.W. 220th Street; executed an, agreement
awarded a contract for with the Florida Department of
installation of a 300 KW emer- Environmental Protection pro-
gency generator at the Okee- viding for the maintenance of
chobee. County Airport with road signs identifying the Ever-
Hypower of Orlando for glades Trail within Okeechobee
$240,000; County;
tabled consideration of"- :* scheduled a public hearing
accepting a bid to provide side- to resolve the collective bargain-
walks and pads at various loca- ing impasse with IUOE Local 487
tions in the county; for the next commission meet-
awarded a contract for
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Kids participating in the Book Feast at the Okeechobee County Library 2006 summer
program color pictures for their very own scrapbook. Scrapbooker artists are: (left to
right, foreground) Bailie Shurley, 6; Jessica Wisener, 10; Hope Wisener, 5; and Merydi-
an Causier, 6 (not facing camera). Pat O'Connor reads to the kids and they can check
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Railroad crossing now open
The railroad crossing on County Route 15 B Is has been
rebuilt and is now open to the public. The smooth sur-
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City receives 15 new garbage receptacles

Okeechobee Main Street is
dedicated to the beautification
and revitalization of downtown
In an effort to continue the
beautification of downtown
Okeechobee, Main Street pur-
chased 15 new garbage recepta-
cles complete with ash trays to
be placed at various areas of
Southwest Park Street. There
will now be three receptacles
per block on the first five blocks
of Southwest Park Street. Prior
to their placement, Gary 'The
Sign Guy' Fowler placed the
Main Street logo on each unit.
Waste Management has
agreed to supply the liners for
each of the new receptacles and
also provide pick-up service
City Public Works employees
will secure the receptacles to the
sidewalks with concrete to pre-
vent them from being tipped
Main Street expressed its
hope that the addition of 15
more garbage receptacles
would help keep the refurbished
downtown area cleaner and
make it more appealing to resi-
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In an effort to continue with the beautification of downtown Okeechobee, Okeechobee
Main Street (OKMS) recently purchased 15 new garbage receptacles to be used on
Southwest Park Street. On hand when the receptacles were delivered were: (left to right)
Donnie Robertson, City Public Works director; Maureen Burroughs, Main Street presi-
dent; City Councilman .Lowry Markham; Frank Altobello; Lydia Jean Williams, City Coun-
cilwoman and Main Street executive director; Gary Fowler, from "The Sign Guy"; and
Paul Mitchell, Main Street vice president.

ing Main Street with their proj- MAIN, visit them at 111 N.E. Sec-
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Customer appreciation day slated
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee office of Regions Bank will b?
having a special customer appreciation day on Friday, June 23, from 9
a.m. until 6 p.m.
Prizes and special drawings will be held, and food and refresh-
ments will be served.
For information, call (863) 763-5535.

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

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.,
You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insurance
or other assistance.
Your gross household income is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household $24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons $42,850; and, eight
Interviews for applications for this program are by appointmerqt
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 4p.m., Monday through Friday.

Homebuyer classes held each week
-OKEECHOBEE The USDA, rural housing service, can now loai
up to $172,632 for housing mortgages for very low and low-income
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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Community Events

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 look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic 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.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
S" organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests,
peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
on Tuesday 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.
So appointment for a free pregnancy 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 loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as second
- language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
a 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 Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.
S--- 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 knowledge and word processing sills will
be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet.
die Trent of the For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee
)unty Health County Library at (863) 763-3536.

appointed Ed(
Okeechobee Co

Department to the Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee Counties
Early Learning Coalition; and,
appointed commissioners
Clif Betts and Ray Domer to the
canvassing board.

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 classes 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.

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UF/IFAS fall enrollment

Okeechobee News/Helen Chason
Inquisitive child
The children outside A Child's World Child Care Center on Friday stand with Cinderella
for a photo. One child asks, 'Where do you swim, when it's hot?' Cinderella replied, "In
Ariel's pool."

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Investing, Natural Resource and
Environmental Policy and Plant
Propagation are a few of the Uni-
versity of Florida offerings for the
fall 2006 semester. The courses
will be offered at the UF Indian
River Research and Education
Center, or IRREC, in Fort Pierce.
Twelve undergraduate courses
will be instructed by UF professors
and lecturers at the Fort Pierce
location. Propagation of Horticul-
tural Crops will be offered as a
graduate course for those seeking
,a Master of Science degree in Envi-
ronmental Horticulture. Addition-
al course offerings for graduate
degrees are listed online at: The
semester will begin August 23.
Each course will be held in the
early evening, with a low student
to teacher ratio. Additional under-
graduate courses will cover com-
munications and technical writ-
ing, integrated pest management,
agricultural price analysis, envi-
ronmental nutrient management
and principals of food and
resource economics.
Enrollment for UF courses at
IRREC is open now and will con-
tinue until Aug. 18, 2006.
The University of Florida at
IRREC has offered degree pro-
grams for seven years. Bachelor's
degree programs in Agribusiness
Management and in Environmen-
tal Management are available to
students with an Associate in Arts
degree. Master's degree programs
include Agricultural Education
and Communication, Entomolo-
gy, Environmental Horticulture,
and Environmental Science. Cer-
tificate programs include Agribusi-
ness Management, Agricultural
Education and Communication,
and Entomology.

ith new courses

For more information about
IRREC course offerings, scholar-
ships and degree programs con-
tact Kim Wilson, Coordinator, Stu-
dent Support Services, at (772)
468-3922 x 126, or by e-mail at:
New course
offered at UF
Natural resource and environ-
mental policy increasingly shapes
land use for commercial, recre-
ational, and residential purposes.
Because public policy plays a
prominent role in natural resource
management decisions, it is
important that citizens in all walks
of life be familiar with natural
resource issues, and understand
the role. of government in address-
ing those issues.
To help meet that educational
need, Dr. Roy Carriker, University
of Florida professor of food and
resource economics, will offer a
course entitled "Natural Resource
and Environmental Policy" at the
UF Indian River Research and
Education Center in Fort Pierce,
during the fall semester 2006. The
course will meet each Monday
evening, 5:30 until 8:30 p.m., start-
ing Aug. 28, and continuing until
Dr. Carriker will be lecturing
from the UF Fort Pierce location,
and the class will be broadcast by
video conference to several other
UF Institute of Food and Agricul-
tural Sciences education centers
Dr. Carriker, said the course is a
study of the role of government in
natural resource and environmen-
tal management. "Course partici-
-pants will acquire a good under-
standing of the scope and content
of natural resource and environ-

mental policy-both federal and
state," said Dr. Carriker. Students
will become familiar with online
editions of the United States Code,
the Code of Federal Regulations,
and Florida Statutes and will
acquire the ability to use these
documents as sources of policy-
relevant information about natu-
ral resources and the environ-
ment. "My course is not designed
to train legal scholars or policy
analysts. Rather, the premise of
the course is that citizens need to
understand the role of govern-
ment with respect to the environ-
ment, regardless of how they earn
their living," said Carriker.
The course will examine the
structure of government with
respect to environmental policy-
making and implementation, as
well as the processes by which'
policy is made and implemented.
It will describe major environmen-
tal statutes at both the federal and
state government levels, including
the Clean Water Act, Endangered
Species Act, Florida Water
Resources Act, Florida's growth
management legislation, and
more. Carriker's past students
have included hydrologists, biolo-
gists, and engineers who work for
NASA, the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection,
Florida's Water Management Dis-
tricts, and several of the state's
prominent environmental engi-
neering firms.
To enroll in Natural Resource
and Environmental Policy, or for
more information about Universi-
ty of Florida degree and course
offerings in Fort Pierce, contact
Kim Wilson at (772) 468-3922,
Ext. 126, or by e-mail at kswil-

College Investment Plan helps

with other school expenses

Snack time
Kids.from Building Blocks Child Care take time out for a snack on Tuesday, June 13 at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex.

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Slow pitch
This girl happilypicks out a target person to lob the ball to during a Silent Speedball game
at New Endeavor School on June 20 as part of the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch Camp

2005-2006 Florida Prepaid College
Plan open enrollment period, close
to 53,000 families took the first step
in saving for their, children's future
college education by purchasing a
prepaid tuition plan. Families that
have locked in trie future cost of col-
lege tuition are encouraged to take
the next step in saving for other col-
lege expenses by opening a Florida
College Investment Plan.
Why is this important? While
the Prepaid College Plan is a great
start, college tuition represents only
a portion of the total cost of college.
Designed to complement the
Prepaid College Plan, the College
Investment Plan may be used to
pay for other fees, including books,
food, off-campus housing, and
other educational-related expenses
not covered by the Prepaid College
"The Florida College Investment
Plan provides families with another
tax-free means to save for their chil-
dren's future college expenses,"
states Ted Hoepner, Chairman of
the Florida Prepaid College Board.
"The plan's range of investment
options, tax benefits and flexibility
offer families a smart Way to save
for college expenses through early
planning, ensuring that families are
financially ready when their chil-
dren enter college." .
The College Investment Plan
may be used at any public or pri-
vate accredited university, commu-
nity college or technical school,
anywhere in the country, and even
at some schools abroad.
Families may enroll in the Col-
lege Investment Plan at any time of


Doris Scercy Boovy
Doris Scercy Boovy, age 69, of
Okeechobee, died June 21, 2006,
at Raulerson
Hospital. She
was born Aug.
.24, 1936, in

Ms. Boovy is
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and Forest City, .
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been a resident Doris
of Okeechobee Scercy Boovy
-for, the past
two years.
She is survived by: her hus-
band of 49 years, Fred Boovy of
:Okeechobee; daughter, Patti
(Randy) Mayes of Okeechobee;
'and, son, Chuck Boovy of Scotts-
dale, Ariz. She is also survived by
her brother, Jack Scercy of
Swarthmore, Pa.; sister, JoAnn
Loftin of Charlotte, N.C.; and, two
grandchildren, Marc and Morgan
Mayes, both of Okeechobee.
SThe family will be holding a
private service for Mrs. Boovy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to the Real Life Chil-
.dren's Ranch, 7777 Hwy. 441 S.E.
Okeechobee, Fla. 34974.

All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Zelma Simmonds-Barclay, age
77; of Okeechobee, died June 11,
2006, at Lawnwood Regional
Medical Center in Ft. Pierce. She
was born in St. Ann, Jamaica,

West Indies, Jan. 30, 1929, and
had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for the past 35 years.
She was a member of the First
Missionary Baptist Church. She
also enjoyed sewing and knitting.
She is survived by: her hus-
band of 14 years, Danny Barclay
of Okeechobee; three sisters;
and, a host of nieces and
Visitation will be held Satur-

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Missionary Baptist Church, 811
N.W. Ninth Ave. in Okeechobee
from 10 until 11 a.m. Services will
follow at 11 a.m. The Reverend
Leroy Smith will officiate.
Interment will be at Evergreen
All arrangements are under
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year for as little as $25 per month
through automatic withdrawals
from a checking or savings
account, or a lump-sum payment
of $250. After theinitial contrib ution
of $250, famifliesdecide'how much
and 'how oftep to coritbute to their
accountt' .
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requirements to enroll in the Col-
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grandparents with grandchildren
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future college expenses.
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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.

RR CROSSING: Thank you to those involved with helping get the
railroad crossing at 15-A repaired. I do not have to worry about further
damage to my vehicle.

VOLLEYBALL: The Big Lake Junior volleyball 10-and-under team
went to Disney last week and placed third. I was wondering if you
knew anything about it and was going to put something in the paper
about it. (Editor's Note: To date, we've received no information about
this. Thanks for letting us know. We'll see whdt we can find out.)

CODE ENFORCEMENT: This is in regard to the legal action with the
people in the city and the landowners for the code enforcement. How
can you enforce code enforcement on other people, but not do any-
thing about the man that has the junkyard by Wal-Mart? He still has a
junkyard, and still not paying fines. This is not right. This is a concerned
voter that lives in the city. (Editor's Note: Something is being done -
the City of Okeechobee and he will meet in court on Wednesday, July

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Community Events

Healthy Start offers parenting classes
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering parent-
ing education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant women and
parents are encouraged to attend. The classes will be held June 28
and July 5, 12 and 19 from 6 until 7 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse Asso-
ciation, 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 Certifi-
cate of Completion. No child care will be available. For informa-
tion, call (863) 462-5877.

July 4 barbecue planned
VFW Post #9528 in Buckhead Ridge, 2002 S.R. 78 W, will host
their 12th annual Fourth of July barbecue on Tuesday, July 4. The
menu will consist of pork, chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, potato
salad, rolls and more. Dinners will be served from 12:30 until 3:30
p.m. for a $6 donation. An amateur singing contest will begin at 2
p.m. with a gong show theme. We are taking applications for new
members for the VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Male Auxiliary, AMVETS
and AMVETS ladies auxiliary. For information, call (863) 467-2882.

Martha's House offers weekend getaway
Martha's House is selling tickets for a week'gd 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
Brahman Theater All proceeds will benefit shelter and outreach
programs at Martha's House Domestic Violence Services. To pur-
chase 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.

Hospice planning yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, July, 7
and Saturday, July 8, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held
at the Hospice of Okeechobee blue Volunteer House, at the corner
of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Avenue, next to the Hospice Residence.

Northside to host VBS
Northside Baptist Church, 51 N.W. 98th St., will host a 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.

Democratic Party meeting slated
The Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches will be the main topic at the
Thursday, July-13, meeting at the Okeechobee Democratic Party.
The guest speaker will be Mr. Cliff Brooks. The meeting will begin
at 7 p.m. at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. For information, call
(863) 357-8680.

Fountain of Life plans VBS
The Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., will hold its
vacation Bible school July 24-29 from 6 until 9 p.m. The theme for
this year is Cruise the Amazon A Journey to Discover Jesus. Fbr
information, call (863)763-6602 or (863) 467-5503.

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Upcoming Events

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday for an open discussion
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or
(863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what
we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center at
S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for mem-
bers and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana
at 471-9795.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.,
at the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride at 8
a.m., weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week or
any questions contact Gene Roddenberry at .(863) 610-1841, Holly
Stewart at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.

A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. ThirdSt. 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 United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting. .
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m.
The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okee-
chobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at
1-(800) 403-9311.

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 Gioup 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 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. ,- : .
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 invit-
ed .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 facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham 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.

Community Events

Basinger Baptist Church plans VBS
The First Baptist Church of Basinger, 19836 S.R. 98 N., is hosting
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.
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 Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

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

ACS walk is planned
The American Cancer Society/Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer committee is currently seeking individuals interested in
helping with the event. The 5K walk will be held in October of this
year, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are a cancer

survivor or would like to be a team leader or volunteer, contact Pat-
tie Mullins at (863) 634-4054 or Carrie Heineman at (863) 634-

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 oppor-
tunity to "purchase" items from their Baby Boutique. Classes 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 Robinson
at (863) 610-0973.

Community Events

Red Cross hosts Extreme Weekend
The American Red Cross will hold their third Extreme Week-
end 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 American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch, 323 N.
Parrott Ave. For information, call (863) 763-2488.

Free memory loss screenings offered
The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will offer free
memory loss screenings on Friday, June 23, from 11 a.m. until
2:30 p.m. Appointments are needed. To schedule an appoint-
ment, call Donna True at 800-861-7826 or (772) 285-6291.

Foundation is talk show topic
Family Stations. Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
June 24, starting at 7:30 a.m. Itwill be rebroadcast at I and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Richard
Kelly, director of communications for the Make A Wish Founda-
tion in Southern Florida. The topic will be educating the public on
children with life threatening medical conditions. For information, t
contact the Make A Wish Foundation at 1-888-773-WISH; or, go to
their website at

Godwin Family Reunion planned
The annual Godwin family reunion will be held Saturday, June j
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 covered 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.

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 at Good Spir-
its, 245 U.S. 441 S.E. Spaghetti dinners will be $5 per plate. There 2
will also be a live band, karaoke and an auction to help raise funds '
for funeral expenses. A trust fund has been set up at Big Lake
National Bank. For information, call April Selph at (863) 447-1141.

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 I
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 informa-
tion, 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) -

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.

Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual sum-
mer camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12 during the
month of June. The next camp dates are 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. ,

Fort Drum plans B.O.O.T Camp
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will hold its
vacation Bible school June 26-30 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 foryouths ages 4 to 12. For information, call (863) 467-1733.

Free HlI 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.

'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 27 at 6:30 p.m.
For information, call the Everglades Baptist Church at (863) 467-

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.

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.

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opening of his office for the
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OCRA American League Champions
Lube Tech won O.C.R.A.'s 2006 Rookie American League championship. Team
members were (kneeling left to right) Kaylen Buster, Gabe Greseth, Dillon
Sheffield, Clay Rogers, Ryan Daniel, Zeke Matthews, Trevor Thomas and Hunter
Sills; (standing left to right) Brandon Rodriguez, Boyd Brown, Bailey Hedricks,
Lane Rhodes and Brian Chapman. They were coached by (back row left to right)
Bobby Steiert and Gene Thomas. Danny Sheffield was not pictured.

Sports Briefs

Pop Warner grid
sign-ups slated
Pop Warner football and cheer-
leading sign-ups will take plae eat
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
on June 24, July 1 and July 15 from
10a.m.until 2 p.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 certificate.
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863) 634-
3482 or Albion Crowell at (863)
Oakview Baptist
sponsors sports camp
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor a Sports Camp July 10-14
at the Okeechobee Freshman Cam-

pus, 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 1 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
Bass club hosts
benefit bass tourney
Taylor Creek Bass Club will host

a benefit team tournament on July
15 at Okee-Tantie Marina to help
defray costs of sending the mem-
bers of the Big "O" Teen Anglers,
Inc. to state competition on Sept. 30
at Lake Toho. The tournament will
be a "pick your own partner" tour-
ney with a 70-30 payback. The
entry fee will be $100 and can be
paid at the ramp on the morning of
the tournament. For information,
contact George Marshall, Jr. at
(863) 634-8145 or Charlie Hays at.
(863) 763-2332.

Tourney trail
changes slate
The Christian Team Trail will not
be holding their monthly bass tour-
naments during the months of
June, July and August. They will
resume their tournament trail on
Sept. 2.

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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
iGlades County Democrat
MOORE HAVEN Citing a sec-
tion of its agreement with Waste
Management, the Glades County
ooard of Commissioners said it
#as waiting for a response from
Phe company before moving for-
'ward with the contract.
In the meantime, commission-
oers considered their options in the
ntinuing discussion of the area's
waste system and voted, by a nar-
margin, to call an impasse in
negotiations with Waste Manage-
County Attorney Richard
Pringle opened the issue by giving
ra report on negotiations with
Waste Management. The attorney
briefed commissioners on the sta-
tus during a brief recess during the
county meeting on June 13.
o Addressing the commission as
a whole, Mr. Pringle said he recent-
ly sent a document to Waste Man-
agement containing several revi-
sions in the language of the
agreement, specifically citing legal
indemnity. The attorney said he
sent the revisions before taking a
4wo-week vacation and has not
heard back from the company.

in Glades Co.

He said the board now faced
two choices: to implement the
.Solid Waste Disposal Interim Haul-
ing Agreement to ensure that there
is continuity of services while the
board works to transfer to Waste
Management's site or continue
negotiations to finish the contract.
According to the minutes of the
meeting, Commissioner- Russell
Echols said he would opt against
the Lykes proposal to open up the
county's landfill to out-of-county
waste, which would kill the Waste
Management agreement.
Commissioner Echols said that
closing cell 1 would require Waste
Management to construct a trans-
fer station at the current landfill site.
Waste Management would then
charge Glades County the same fee
.as it charges Okeechobee 'County,
providing enough time for the
county to decide on the future of
the landfill.
Commissioner Paul Beck said
negotiations need to continue for
the benefit of the county, but that
an interim service should be put
into place.
Other commissioners agreed to
implement the interim agreement
to ensure services.
In response to the failure of

Waste Management to contact the
county attorney, John Austin Col-
lier, consultant for the company,
requested an additional 30 days
before the county casts a final vote.
Mr. Collier said Waste Manage-
ment's own legal counsel had also
been on vacation.
Mr. Collier added that Waste
Management had. already racked
up more than $250,000 in legal fees
since negotiations between the
county and the company started.
The board voted 3-2 to invoke
the interim service and declare an
impasse with Waste Management.
In voting against the action,
Commissioner Beck said he was
not going to make a decision when
he only had seven minutes during
the break to learn of the latest stall
in negotiations.
After listening to public com-
ments the chairman having for-
gotten to call for public comments
before the vote with audience
members urging the board to
rescind their motion, two of the.
commissioners, Commissioners
Ward and Echols, voted to rescind
their original motion, but were
cautioned by the attorney against
taking any further action.
Both withdrew theit motion.

,Glades County Roundup

r, The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce (CREW) of
J-lendry and Glades Counties is
seeking volunteers to assist resi-
* ents with repairs and continued
ocean up efforts in the aftermath of
,. Carpenters, electricians,
plumbers, drywall installers and
Other trade skills are needed as well
.as anyone willing to lend a hand.
For information, come by our office
-at 121 Central Ave.; by e-mail at
,; or,
by phone at (863) 983 2390.

SCREW seeks donations
L The Community Rebuilding
,Ecumenical Workforce (CREW) of
-Iendry and Glades Counties is
seeking donations of, .building
materials and supplies, including
lumber, nails and drywall,:fo assist
residents with repairs and contin-
bied clean up efforts in the after-
Snath of Hurricane Wilma. Dona-
tions, including monetary
contributions, are tax deductible.
For information, come by our office
,at 121 Central Ave.; by e-mail at
EREWheadquarters(@'; or,
*y phone at (863) 983-2390.

free services
to help elders
Center for Independent Living
Mvill be doing outreach on a regular
oasis at the Moore Haven, Clewis-
on, and LaBelle sites between the
0lours of noon until 2:30 p m. You
can contact Tera or Linda at the
'Center for Independent Living at
r(941) 766-8333 in Charlotte County
-o find out the days that they will be
(available in those areas.

Economic Council
Meetings planned
The Glades County Economic
Development Council normally
meets the first Monday of the
month at 6:15 p.m. in the confer-
ence room at Glades Electric Coop-
erative. If you are not a member,
please contact the EDC about join-
ing. If you are a member, please
plan to attend the meetings. As the
Main Street effort and other initia-
tives move forward, we will need a
host of knowledgeable volunteers
to serve on various committees and
we encourage your participation.
American Legion
open for bingo
Moore Haven American Legion
Post 299 is now having bingo, Sat-
urday nights at 6 p.m. Hamburgers,
drinks and dessert will be provided
at a minimal cost. ., ,
B.H.R. Moose
Lodge events
The.lodge is located on, U.S. 78
W in Buckhead Ridge. Regular
bingo is played Tuesdays at 12:30
p.m. Lunch is available each day.
Members and qualified guests may
play. Wednesday feature an Italian
dinner or alternate entree from 5 -
7:15 p.m. and Saturday's dinner is
from 5 7:15 p.m. Music for danc-
ing starts at 7:30 p.m. Call the lodge
to see who is playing. Sunday
morning breakfast is served from 8.
to 10:15 a.m.
VFWPost #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 Hwy. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For more information call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours are'from
noon until 8 p.m. daily. Wednesday
is Ladies Auxiliary dinner from 5:30

until 7 p.m., and the cost is $5.
Every Thursday, the post has bar
bingo at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be
available. Every Friday a steak din-
ner with baked potato, salad and
rolls are served from 5:30 7 p.m.
with a $9 donation. Dancing imme-
diately follows the dinner.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
pool table. Post meetings are held
on the second and fourth Saturday
of the month, beginning at 10 a.m.
Commander Albert Crank is avail-
able at 467-2882.
VFWPost #10539
The VFW will be open Monday
through Wednesday 10 a.m.-8
p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-11
p.m., or later; and Sunday, 1 8 p.m.
Happy hour is from 4: 6 p.m., Mon-
day through Thursday. Dinner is
served at15 p.m. Tuesday evenings.
Bar bingo starts at 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday. Lunch will be avail-
able. Singles darts every Wednes-
day, 7 p.m. Cafeteria is open from 5
- 8 p.m., Thursday nights. Friday at
7 p.m. there will be live music and
dancing. On Saturday, hotdogs with
kraut are served at noon. Saturday
dart doubles at 7 p.m.

Hendry County Health Depart-
ment Heart to Heart Program and
Senior Connections are offering an
eight-week Diabetes Class at 2 p.m.
each'Wedn(sday at the Nobles
Senior Center. Classes include the
diabetic diet, understanding carb-
counting, eye and foot care, and the
ABCs of diabetes the A1C test,
blood pressure and cholesterol. All
diabetics arewelcome.

Glades County Arrest Report

The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ng under the influence (DUI)
chargess by the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (GCSO), the
Seminole Police Department
(SPD), the Florida Highway
patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish
mand Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) or the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC).
Kurt Hanford, 41, Pompano
each, was arrested June 9 by
,WC Officer Wilke on charges

of armed trespass and posses-
sion of a controlled substance.
His bond was set at $2,500.
Adam Osceola, 18, Okee-
chobee, was arrested June 12 by
SPD Officer Koloske on a war-
rant charging him with grand
theft. His bond was set at
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against

them dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed
and printed.

Haven Junior/Senior High School.
This group of administrators,
teachers, a professional represen-
tative from Florida Diagnostic and
Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) and a professional repre-
sentative from the Florida Positive
Behavior Support Project (PBS)
are working together to improve
the behavior of students at MHHS
through positive reinforcement
methods instead of traditional
approaches to behavior modifica-
This group has developed and
implemented incentives over the
past two years. Among those
incentives have been the used of
Terrier bucks which reward stu-
dents for positive behavior with a
special school currency. Students
can then use this currency to pur-
chase special prizes and privi-
Another incentive implement-
ed by the PBS team was a nine-
week reward day that could be
earned by students if they had not
received any discipline referrals.
These days have included movie

er' this past year. This program
had teachers and other support
staff 'adopt' athletes, band mem-
bers or other extra-curricular
groups for one week.
The 'adoption' included small
tokens of appreciation such as
gifts, poems, cookies, drinks, etc.
that were given to students by
their assigned adults. At the end of
the week the student had lunch
with his or her adopted parent.
This program gave staff mem-.
bers an opportunity to show stu-
dents that their participation in
extra-curricular activities was sup-
ported and appreciated by the
If you would be interested in
helping out with this program
next year, please contact the
Another incentive to encour-
age positive behavior by students
was called the 'Above and
Beyond' rewards. Faculty mem-
bers nominated students and the
principal then awarded coupons
that ranged from free cookies at
Subway, free hamburgers at

Some of the behaviors reward-
ed this past year including return-
ing found valuable jewelry, pay-
ing library fines for other students
and cleaning up voluntarily after
school-wide events.
Teachers were also encour-
aged to call parents with positive
information .about students
throughout the year. Teachers
also implemented the use of
classroom intervention forms to
be issued to students before issu-
ing formal referrals to the assis-
tant principals.
One additional incentive used
to support positive student behav-
ior was reward barbecues for
classes that exhibited non-vio-
lence for a specific period of time.
Members of the PBS team are:
Jean Prowant, Kathy Mathis,
Monique Moss, Steve Petti, Pat
Patterson, Tom Howard, Byron
Smith and Crystal Drake.
If you have any suggestions for
activities for next year, please con-
tact one of the members at 946-

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Which way do I go?
Kris Smiley, coach with the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch
Camp, hops on one foot while pondering which way to
send the Silent Speedball. Kids on either side are ready to
catch it in case it comes their way. The camp is held in
Okeechobee and every Florida county annually and
is coordinated locally by Jill Rogers and Communities in

Lake in good shape for storm season

With Lake Okeechobee's
water level at 12.07 feet as of
Thursday, June 22, Jacksonville
District water managers believe
they are in an excellent position
to manage the lake and Herbert
Hoover Dike for the remainder of
the 2006 hurricane season.
"Let's put it this way," said
John Zediak, chief of the Jack-
sonville District Water Manage-
ment Section, "from this point in
time, it would take more than
nature dealt us in each of the past

two years to give us serious trou-
ble with the lake or Herbert
Hoover Dike."'
The lake now stands it its low-
est point since June 22, 2002. In
2004, when four hurricanes
struck Florida, the lake stood at
12.71 feet on the same date The
lake's level on June 20,2005, was
15.3 feet.
"You'll have to throw more at
us than either one 'of those
years," Zediak continued. "Right
now, with the current lake level

and the other conditions, we
could stand a repeat of either
2004 or 2005 and still be in good
shape. Also, this hurricane sea-,
son is forecast to be an active
one, but not as active as last
Zediak added that the face
that the Kissimmee River basin
and the lakes in the basin are not
full allows storage of runoff
water from any possible rains
events before it is released to
impact Lake Okeechobee.

Everglades restoration well under way

Marking Florida's ongoing com-
mitment to Everglades restora-
tion, State Senator David Aron-
berg, State Representative
Richard Machek and State Rep-
resentative Shelley Vana joined
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection (DEP) Secre-
tary Colleen M. Castille and
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District Governing Board
Member Lennart E. Lindhal to
break ground on the fourth
Acceler8 project in just six
Part of the state's plan is. to
fast track the restoration of
America's Everglades, the $33.6
million Water Preserve
Area/Acme Basin B Discharge
Project near the village of
Wellington in Palm Beach Coun-
ty will improve the quality of
water flowing into the Arthur R.
Marshall Loxahatchee National
,Wildlife Refuge.
"The Acme Basin B Dis-
charge .Project will divert
stormwater runoff north and to
a treatment wetland before
flowing into the Wildlife Refuge,
leading the way for water quality
improvements," said Castille.
"The health of this sensitive
ecosystem will benefit from
additional reductions in phos-
phorus, expediting restoration,
and allowing the native flora
and fauna to recover."
The Water Preserve Areas
consist of a series of five project
components adjacent to the
Everglades Water Conservation
Areas in Palm Beach, Broward
and Miami-Dade counties. As

one of the components, the
Acme Basin B Discharge Project
will improve water quality by
diverting urban stormwater
runoff into the C-51 canal and
away from the Loxahatchee
National Wildlife Refuge. This
critical project will help to end
all discharges into the refuge by
December 2006.
"The Water Preserve Area
projects remind us how close
we really are to the Everglades.
For many residents in Welling-
ton, it is literally in their back-
yards," said Lindahl. "That's
why it is so'important for South
Florida residents to understand
that their actions really can
make a difference. You can
either contribute to the problem
or contribute to the solution."
The Acme Basin B Discharge
Project will include a new pump
station and improvements to the
C-1 canal, which will increase
conveyance capacity and pro-
vide a connection to the C-51
A new impoundment and
second pump station will pro-
vide temporary water storage
for 1,028 acre-feet of water -
the equivalent of more than 500
Olympic-sized swimming pools
- maintaining flood protection
in the local drainage basin
(Acme Basin B).
Announced by Governor Jeb
Bush in October 2004, Acceler8
is stepping up the pace of fund-
ing, design and'construction to
complete eight critical Ever-
glades restoration projects over
seven, years. At substantial sav-
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treatment wetlands and con-
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Reservoir in February. The C-4-
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Linder the leadership of Go'.
Bush, Florida has forged ahead.
to implement the Comprehen-
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for an additional $.3 2 billion
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, June
3, through Thursday, June 29,
I re as follows:
1 Theatre I "Click" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "CARS" (G) Show-
imes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
V p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
ruesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
lay at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Garfield" (PG)
3howtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
ind 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
).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 $4.00.
For information, call 863-763-


J.S.C.G. Auxiliary
l active in community
Since its creation by Congress
n 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Aux-
liary has served as the civilian,
hion-military component of the
!oast Guard. Today, the 33,000
volunteer men and women of the
J.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are
active on the waterways and
classrooms in over 2,000 cities
and towns across the nation.
,ach year, Auxiliarists (folks just
like you) save almost 500 lives,
assist some 15,000 boaters in dis-
tress, conduct more the 150,000
Courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
p00,000 students in boating and
, water safety courses. The results
Spf these efforts save taxpayers
Spundreds of millions of dollars
every year. For information, call
K863) 467-3085.

S EYDC needs
SVolunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
Iaily by hundreds of private citi-
Zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice -' programs
throughout the stale. The Eckerd
south h Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
& difference in the lives of trou-
aled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
Crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
ors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth choir.
WVouldn't you like to make a dif-
terence? If so, please contact
EYDC, 7200 U.S. Hwy. 441 N.,
Okeechobee, Fl. 34972. (863)
*'63-217-4, ext. 234.

,ead library
,)ooks online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
ic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
htail accounts. You can join the
Phapter-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 www.heart- and choose the
ink to the Online Book Club. Sim-
bly follow the directions on the
oage.' You will start receiving
hapters from popular books in
our daily.e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
ook, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
onday you will start a new
book. There is no charge for this
service. You don't even need a
library card. Allyou need is an e-
ail address and five minutes a
aay to sample the wonderful
world of reading.

rood Pantry
!s open
I Okeechobee Presbyterian
church Food Pantry is open
again. We are located at 312 N.
'arrott Ave. in the back parking
ot of the church. Our temporary
,ray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All you
Feed is an I.D. The hours of oper-
ation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until


Jentors make
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
* mnake a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
Is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee Coun-
iy need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
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an be a mentor. For informa-
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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
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Found 130
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Give Away 1410
GarageYard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
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"Auctions 010

June 24, 2006- 9am
20001 SW 344th St (Palm Dr)
Florida City, FL (Homestead)
Shop from a gilt catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classflleds.

CELL PHONE: Boost Type,
Grey Color. (863)763-6780
DOG, Male Cur, in Platts Bluff,
last seen 6/9, neuiefeo li.nt
brown/white, Tied size, bob-
tail. (863)467-6960 Reward
RED NOSE PIT- M-4 mos old,
white stripe on face, white
paws, vic of Palm Mobile
Home Pk (863)302-1807

FREE DIRT- You dig & haul
away. Call 863-635-2980
FREE PUPPIES, Rottweiler, 6
week.; old. Ready to go.
KITTENS, 1 male, 2 female
and Mother Cat.,
KITTENS, Free to good homes
only. (863)357-3878

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

China Sideboard
Combining the best features of a sideboard and a
china cabinet, this handsome china sideboard project
is perfect for smaller spaces and casual living.
There's plenty of room for serving on top, and dish-
es, serving pieces, silver and linens are safely stored
and displayed behind tempered glass doors in the
cabinet below.
As easy to build as it is to use, the project calls for
all straight cuts except for the curves on the base,
which are traced from full-size patterns. Do-it-your-
selfers simply transfer the pieces onto wood (we
used oak, but any veneer plywood will work), cut
them out, assemble, sand and apply finish. To com-
plete the project, hang the doors and install the glass.
China Sideboard plan (No. 927)... $9.95
Curio Cabinets Package (No. C78)
Four other projects... $25.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects). . $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
15241 Stagg St. this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Money Back Guarantee

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KITTENS- 4- 9wks old, m, 2f,
to good homes only
(863)675-6474 o
KITTENS: Free to good
homes. 9 wks. old. Litter
trained. Cutest ou Ever Sawd
(863)467-8548 Iv. msg.
ed, all srnols & Male inen,
neutered, all shots, Call
863-357-0223 aft. 6prr

June 23rd & 24th,
7am-1pm, 4 Hunter Rd.
Women & kids clothes &
toys, Camping/lawn equip.
Crafts, HH & Much Morel
Come & meei your Avon Rep

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

w/ min. 3 yrs. exp. De-
pendable, Clean Drivers Lic.,
FW. Good pay, benefits,
401K (863)763-8391
Heavy Equipment/
Tractor Mechanic w/own tools.
Good pay w/benefits. Drug
Free w/Clean Driving Record.
Call Dennis (863)634-3280
Available must have a 2 or 4
year degree in accounting or
related field, good computer
and communication skills a
plus, Benefits Available.
Fax resume to:
(863)763-6169 or Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street!
Immediately. 8yr. old boy.
Okeechobee area. Must have
trans. F/T Perm.863-697-8299
CARE Needed for 8 month old
child starting in August Please
call (863)634-3457

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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 S.W. Park St. Okeechobee FL

Based out of Okeechobee.
COL, Class A driver license,
flat bed to haul roof tile.
Hourly pay plus overtime.
Experience w/piggy back
preferred but will train. Full
benefits package. Fax re-
sume to (954)960-1347 or
Needed for Okeechobee
agricultural business.
Experienced. 863-697-3622
or 863-634-1136

Estimator, exp. for local con-
struction company. Knowl-
edgeable in commercial
work, must know how to
read plans & do take-off.
Benefit pkg. incl., paid holi-
days, vacations, 401k &
health ins. avail. DFWP.
(863)467-0831 or fax re-
sume to (863)-763-6337.
Shop here first
The classified ads
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fleds and make your
clean in a breezal

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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. QualifiedCNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classlleids.

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people

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

2595 NW 8th Street


Contact Ben at (863)763-7233 :
for appointment.
Group health, profit sharing
and 401 (k)

Drug Free Workplace E.O.E. ;

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: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442;

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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
Local construction company -
Looking to fill 2 general con-
struction positions. Must
have experience in carpentry,
drywall, roofing and painting.
Must have valid Drivers Li-
cense. Call (863)357-2700
Hands on take charge leader
for juice plant. Experience in
ammonia refrigeration,
equipment, computers &
electrical a plus.
Fax resume to: (772)465-1693
Orchid Island Juice Co.
CAT preferred. Own tools.
(561)793-0322 Ext. 106
Zibeco Construction Corp.
Seeking 2 years minimum
Experienced Carpenters/
Framers. Starting Pay
$12 to $15/hour.
Call Shaun 863-634-7428
Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00

Walpole, Inc.
is seeking a
Truck Mechanic.
Work 5 V days
per week with
additional rotating-
on call during

Our local
features a nice
shop. Walpole,
Inc. offers Top
Pay, Full Benefits
and career
advancement that
you won't find
anywhere else.
Call today:
or apply in
269 NW 9th St.
Okeechobee, FL

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Team incentives based on performance(potential $.75 an hour)
1.35/ Hour weekend shift differential
.35/Hour 2nd shift differential

We offer a competitive.benefit package-Mledical, Dental, Paid
Holidays, Vacation, Stock Purchase Plan, 401k and much more.

Wal-Mart Distribution Center is located off Exit 126 Midway Rd. Go
East, at 1st red light turn Left on to Glades Cut Off RD. Take 1st left
under overpass on to Jenkins.


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

WILSON MILLER with offic-
es in Florida's fastest grow-
ing regions, has immediate
openings for PSM to man-
age FOOT Transportation re-
lated projects in South
florida. FOOT Survey proce-
dures, Microstation, Geopak
& CaiCE experience a must.
Survey CAD Technicians,
Party Cheifs, Instrument
men with like experience
also needed. In return for
your commitment to excel-
lence we offer excellent
salary and benefits including
401 K, ESOR Tuition
reimbursement and more.
Fax resume:
or call: Karen @
239-263-6464 X7010


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs- if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints. .
Some 800 anid900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Babysitting 405
Bhild Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Call Bozz Crane Service, Inc.
For all youlfting needs.
Okee hobee
Reasonable Rates.
When you want something
sold, advertise In the

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.
: (863)697-8071
FIWd It faster. Sell it soon-

Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530.
Bok & Magazines3
Building Materlaris540
Business Equlpmept 545
Capets/Rug 550
Children's Itemtv 5568
China, Gisware Etc. 560
Clothing 585
Coins/Stamps. 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 685
Cruises 590
Drapes, LinsM & abris595
Fireplace Fixture 600.
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 618
Health & Redu.@i..
Equipme 7t 1w
Heating Equipmentl
Supplies 625
Household Items 630.
Jewelry ,, 6M5
Lamp*fLigit .40
M; Itemn 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical 1tnaasnts 580
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services *..' 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supples 6S.
Equipment 6W0
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goode 705
Ster'so Equipqtent 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725.
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

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
point 8,000 btu w/energy sav-
er, low hours. $160

BARBER CHAIR, Emil J. Padair
Porcelain base w/foot rest,
all hydraulics work. $1000
neg. (863)697-0328

DISHWASHER- Whirlpool,
Under the counter. Has a
black, almond panels. $75.
(863)763-7695 or 634-8037
FREEZER- Sears, top load-
ing,excellent condition $80
Fair Condition. $50/pair.
RANGE- Whirlpool, electric,
self cleaning, $100 or best
offer (863)675-0969
REFRIGERATOR, Good for soft
drinks. $50 (863)763-1370.
er, good condition, $100
(8863)517-1974 La Belle
more, Both work perfectly.
$100. Will separate
$400 (863)763-3451
WASHER & DRYER, newer,
$150 or the set.
WASHER/DRYER- Whirlpool,
Both in service. $175.
2863)763-7695 or

$100 or best offer.

Various sizes, 12' to 4', Ask-
ing $500 will sell separately.
PANELS- New 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011
HOUSE WRAP, 1 full roll, paid
$100, asking $50.
(863)983-7625 leave. mes-
LADDER, Stanley, 6', like new,
$50. (863)634-8118
5 @ 10 x4', 1 @ 10'x18", 3"
insulated, $600, Call
WINDOWS (4), Half round,
* white, never used. $100
(863)983-7625 leave mes-

CRIB, Oak color, straight rails,
different heights, converts to
toddler bed, good condition.
$50 (863)763-3563
SWING SET, Solid wood.
$150 (863)612-4800

CLOTHING, Girls sizes 7-9,
Approx. 30 pc. $60 for all.
$75. (863)228-2123

40 + pieces. $100 or best of-
fer. (863)467-5052
Rusty Wallace Miller. $125.
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-
sage. LaBelle.
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
8s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or bestofferi! 863-763-8943
TRAIN SET- Lionel Santa Fe 0-
gauge, Engine, 3 cars &
track. $200. or best offer.

graded, Desk top. With desk
& access. Good cond. $175.
or best offer. (863)467-0987
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-025

BDRM SUITE: Lighted Full/Qu.
headboard, long dresser w/
light & mirror, armoire & night
stand. $350 (863)467-9942
BED: Queen Size w/Mattress,
Box Spring & Headboard.
$25 (863)763-8085
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
pc. w/ Queen Sealy Posture-
pedic Mattress. Antique Beige
Color. $1 000..(863)763-9410
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $650
COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $125. LeBelle
DR TABLE, with 6 chairs, solid
wood, china cabinet, good
.cond., $300 will sell separ-
ately. (863)983-4743
drawer w/matching (4) drawer
chest. $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
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress not included,
excellent condition, $150
RECLINER, Lazy Boy. $25
Recliners. Great condition,
Paid $1500 sell for $600.

I.pca Noti -

will cut up to half inch
$1200. or best offer.
TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du-
ty, 10". New, only used once.
420 or best offer.
w/Extensions & Fence. $95.

XBOX, with games, good con-
dition. $100(863)634-8118

ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
sive, For back of car.

w/full bed at 1 end and re-
cldiner @ the other end. $250
or best offer. (863)467-9942
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $35
Sleigh Bed, twin, solid wood,
whitewash, w/mattresses,
$300. (863)634-5943
SOFA BED, Good condition.
$75 (239)394-7005

KAHR P45- .45 cal. Semil-au-
to. 2 magazines, Ammo.
$500. (863)983-7915
LOADING EQUIP- 4 sets of
dies, powder charge & misc.
$100 (863)357-3107 aft 5

old. $650 (863)634-5943
ria Marshall, Like new,
$1400. (863)357-1183
ance, 6.0, like new $300
Mattress. Paid $230, asking
$170. Okeechobee area.
Mattress. Paid $187, asking
$125 firm. Okeechobee area.

LIFE CHAIR: New, Mauve col-
or, $1300 or best offer.
(863)517-1570 LaBelle

Brand Holds 1/2 Keg, Black.
Budweiser on tap. $400
w/Keg. (863)467-5616
Great for on site office., Win-
dow A/C. Good condition.
Asking $2500. (410)476-3037
HOV A ROUND- easy to oper-
ate $2500 (863)357-0125
Tow behind, Ready to go.
Honda, Electric start, Used.
$2500. (863)467-4253
SAFE: Keep your valuables
safe in a Century S3470.
White. Combination/Key.
$75 (863)763-6529

COCKATIELS, (7), babies,
hand feed, bring your cage,
$350. (863)983-7807 in
Pioneer Plantation area.
7 Black & Tan & 3 Red. Health
Certificates. Parents on prem-
ises. $450. (863)634-6097
ER MIX: Female, Approx. 1
yr. old. $.100.
APBR Lowriders. Ready to go!
(863)634-6601 or 634-2250
shots & dewormed, $200

JACUZZI, Large, outdoor, 6
people, very good condition.
$250 (863)612-5037

SINGER, 1978, in cabinet, in
good condition. $100 or best
offer. (863)467-1046

ment size. Like new w/pucks
& handles & cover. $500.
(863)357-1572 1

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

Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp,
$195 for both, will sep.
GENERATOR- Craftsman,
brarid new, $600
SWITCH, 200 amps, 250 v,
brand .new. $1000
HOIST, A-Frame, Heavy Duty
2 Ton w/8" solid steel cast-
ers & trolley. $600.
MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer
4000, asking $800 or best
offer (863)634-0856 or
MIG WELDER- Snap-on, 300
amp, With alnuminum spool
gun, on small wheels $1000.
or best offer (863)697-9704

EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A,
For Single Person, furnished
w/utilities. $125 wk. + $300
sec. dep. Call,863-357-3274
N. of OKEE- 2 Br, 1 Ba
12 mi. N of Okeechobee. $575
mo. 1st & sec. No Pets! 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
House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, 13
miles W. of Okeechobee on
Hwy. 70, Horses welcome
$1300. mo. (863)634-3262
Okeechobee House for Rent
3BR/2BA on Canal
$1,250/mo. & 1st, last & sec.
(863)763-2262 or 634-1000
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

West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
OFFICE BUILDING, for sale or
lease,. 1600 sq. ft., avail.
now, Call Judy


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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Ferneee/Prdcuts 810
lirm Miscelaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
ULivestook 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
incldstack (863)357-1693
CHEROKEE, 13 yr. reg. spot-
ted saddle horse, all vaccina-
tions, negative coggins, gentle,
$1500. (863)467-4049
CORRAL, 7 or 8 pieces. Very
good condition. $700
Palamino Gelding, 15 hands,
some work w/barrel & poles,
loves to jump, $1000.
PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand,
Barn & pastured, Not a be-
ginner horse. $1800.
.(863)357-1945. Evenings
gelding, $200

Lawn mowers, Edger, Yard
vac, Awning windows & more
$185. for all (863)763-0120
John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good condition. New $350,
Now $50. (772)971-9474
ER, 2 blowers,'2 weedeaters,
edger & more. Call for more
info. $9000 (863)532-0368
LAWN MOWER-Snapper 42"
ZTR Yard Cruiser. $375
justable height. Removable
top $50. or best offer.
$800. for all, will separate.
(863)801-1666 I
12hp, w/attach, eiec stanr',
self prop, like new, "$1200


turn pike. Hard roads, Horses
Welcome. Great neighborhood.
2540 Jernigan Rd. Asking
$150,000. (772)464-2069

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

Treasure Island, 2BR/1.5BA,
on water, lake access, $750
mo. incl. util. & yard maint.,
1st & last, $500 sec. dep.

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

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

FRONT, Small Pool, W/D,
Furnished. Dock. Avail. Mid
July. (561)723-3476

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 10451
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Laundry Mat: Est. 25 yrs., 32
washers / 33 dryers, Located
in pubic shopping center.
$225,000. (863)634-3312.

Approx. 126 ft.on Hwy. 710,
1 block from Hwy. 70, Prop-
erty is approx. 3/4 ac. has a
solid CBS Building w/approx.
1000 sq ft. Ready for your
Business, Owners moving,
Want Quick Sale. $175,000.
772-519-2263 For More Info

BEAUTIFUL D/W on 5 Acres,
between LaBelle & Olewiston.
Horse fenced. Private & Se-
cluded. Some owner financing
avail. $229,000. Call
2ba dbl wide on lake, new
metal roof, new carpet
throughout, 18ft above
ground pool, Fla room &
screen room w/jacuzzi, boat
house w/lift, fenced rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160,000
check out
lot. New apple's, gar, fenced
yard. Great house in quiet
area, near schools/park
$155k Call John
(561) 541-0055
OKEE., FSBO Taylor Creek
Waterfront CBS Home Ap-
prox. 2350 sq ft. Air Cond,
410 sq ft Screen porch, 675
sq ft 2 car gar. 3br & 3ba,
LR w/Dining area. Lg FR,
New Maple cabinets w/tile
counters, New tile floors, Lg
laundry/pantry, Bonus rm.
New apple. Sec system,
sprinklers, Wood dock
w/Sea wall, Cement circular
driveway, New metal roof,
Paint & Landscape. Owners
moving Priced below re-
placement. $399,500.
772-519-2263 for Appt.
OKEECHOBEE- 4br/2ba, w/de-
tached office/efficiency, re-
modeled, new shingle roof,
desirable SW location, close
to schools, 508 SW 19th St.,
$285,000, (863)634-2728
or (863)763-0740
1ba, & 2br 2ba, 2 swimming
pools, 1 boat house. 1 dock,
oth updated & new appl;
New paint inside & out: New
carpet, complete. Avail for
immediate occupancy Call
for info. 954-801-6158 or
2BA, completely remodeled,
screened pool w/liner, S/S
appl's, 3 sheds. $355K

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
Okeechobee, 5 acres +/-,
cleared, fenced, corner lot,
paved road, off of SR 70
East, 6 mi. from town, beau-
tiful spot for estate home or
horse farm, $225,000.

Ft. Pierce Gardens: 1.25 acre
lot 186' x 280', 1 ml. west of

Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

door. $3000 or best offer.
Auto, A/C, Radio, Pwr door
locks 32-34 MPG. Some rust
$650. (863)675-1862
CHEVY CAVALIER, '90 4 dr.,
light gray, $900.
(863)674-0670 after 5 pm

1996 Fleetwood, 2br/lba,
M/H Pk. in Okeechobee. $28K
Negotiable. (305)345-2472

OKEECHOBEE: 2 Bdrm.,1 Ba.
Mobile Home. Nice lot, fenced
back yard, front porch Will
lease w/option to buy. $700
mo. (863)634-3451.


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

JOHN BOAT-11' Fiberglass V-
haul, new paint, trailer. $500
or best offer 863-673-0919
JON BOAT, 12', aluminum,
w/trailer, like new, $750.
PONTOON BOAT, 1991, 20 Ft.,
Aluminum. New trailer & Car-
pet. Overhauled motor. $4000.
SKIMMER Needs little work.
New Magic Tilt trailer. $1500.
Must sell 863-634-2139
CLOSURE- fits 20' boat, was
$2000 will take $700 or best
offer (863)763-5011
SEA KAYAK, NW Pursuit, tour-
ing, 17ft. Excellent condition.
$600 (863)357-7406
SEA KAYAK, Seda Glider,
lightweight kevlar, brand new.
Half-price at $1500
SEADOO 14.5' '95 Sportster,
jet boat, w/trlr., bimini, life
jackets, ski equip., good cond.
$3900 Negot. 7727785-9291

'04, 2BR/1BA, 14' slide out
L/R, central air/heat, stereo,
sips 6, many extras. $16,900
Negotiable. (772)785-9291

EXTENSION BAR: For a trailer
hitch. Used to pull boat, camp-
er, etc. $200. neg.
asking $1500 or best offer
Model # 3375 Deluxe. 34 Ft.,
2 Slide Outs. Very good cond.
$13,500. (863)634-1130

35' Coachman, needs some
work, $3000 call for more

3 Seater, Very low hours. Like
new cond. w/2 place trailer.
$3900. (863)357-1183

KOTA ENDURA 30 lb. Thrust
w/battery $50.

2004, less than 10 hrs., $2K.
(863)634-0856 or 634-2951
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
twin,1,100 mi., windshield
plus extras, showroom
cond., $2850.

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.


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020

12 Okeechobee News, Friday, June 23, 2006

1993, Runs good. $1300.
matic, AC works. new tires,
$1300 or best offer
FORD ESCORT '94, 2 door,
auto., a/c. $1000
WAGON, '95, $1200.
FORD TAURUS- '95, Good
condition. Cold A/C, Runs
great. $2400.
GEO METRO '92, 4dr hatch-
back, 73k, runs good, cheap
transportation. $800
V8, auto., low miles. $2500
MAZDA 626- '95, 4 door,
2.0L, Auto, NA/C, All power w/
new tires & battery $1000 or
best offer 863-261-4538
MAZDA MX6 '90, Low rider.
New .17" rims/tires, 2 tone
gray. Auto. Newtrans., $1500
or best offer 561-305-3321
'86, cold a/c, good transpor-
tation, can be seen at JJ Au-
to, $500. (863)946-3570
PLYMOUTH NEON '99, 5 spd.
Great car, great on gas. $1500
(863)634-3386 or
Needs front nose. Runs great.
$800 or best offer.
VOLVO 240, '92, $2500.

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

GMC TOPKICK 1999, Power
Interior, New Paint. Cab &
Chassis $14,900. or add body.
for $16,900. (863)357-1183

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 mud/farm truck. $800
Call 863-697-3865
new engine. Brand new every-
thing. Runs excellent $10,000
or best offer. (863)697-6132

GolfCars 4 37

Focus $75 call after 5pm
Liberator All Terrain Truck
Tires, (4), LT245/75R16,
new, $200. (863)655-0030
POSI UNIT- 8 1/2", $150 or
best offer (863)467-8856
SET TIRES- (4), 37" MT on 8
lug rims, (2) 10-22-5 semi
rims & tires. $100 for all, will
sep. (863)357,3981

Golfa rt

2003 @CI0
Electric, Windshield, Club Protector,
Automatic Charger, Beautiful Car!

Call Sherri (863)763.6434

2003 50
Gas, Shuttle,
Headlights,Taillights, Horn,
Backseat, Extended Top

Call Sherri (863)763-6434

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

Mustang '86-'93, & shock
tower braces, sacrifice $150
for all. (863)824-0801
WINDOWS- burgundy, all in-
tact, off '98 Toyota Tacoma,
$250 (443)205-0955
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
GM TRANS AXLE- $350 or
. best offer (863)467-8856

TIRES (2) Brand New 900-16
Power King. $220.
TIRES: 2, Michelin 8R19-5.
Like new. $100 for. both, will
sep. (863)763-6529
TIRES, 275/45, 206Y Eagles,
w/20" chrome rims & spin-
ners, exc. cond., $1500 firm.
(863)763,6369 bet. 6-9pm
TIRES (4), Hummer, w/heavy
duty steel spoke wheels, 8 lug,
36x12.50x16.5 Like new.
$225 (863)357-8788
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, wnile 5.-50
neg. (863)697-0328
Dakota 6 Ft. Bed. $100.
86 3-824-0402 ..)u

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, $900 (863)763-6591
CHEVY S10, '96, 4 cyl., manu-
al transmission, needs timing
belt, $1000. (863)634-6115
DODGE 150 '93- runs great,
broken frame, will not turn to
the right $500 takes it
FORD 350 1975 w/tow pack-
age. $1200. (863)824-0402
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $750 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m. .
2wd, new tires, clutch &
paint, runs great, $2500.
FORD F250- '85, 4x4, Runs
good. Has Super Swamper
tires. no title, $1000 or best
offer (863)634-0187
FORD LARIAT '86, 6 cyl., a/c,
p/s, p/b. Good work truck.
$1200 (863)763-1370
FORD PU '88- 4x4, AC, PW,
PL, orig miles 82K, asking
$4350 or best offer. Must
Sell (863)467-6875 or
(863)634-5753 1 .
GMC PICK UP 1988, Auto.,
106K, Clean! No rust. $2400.
or best offer. Call
(772)834-30.84 after 5pm.
TRUCKS '(6) F-350's w/4 good
diesel motors. $1800 or best
offer. (561)633-1371

Ithr int, loaded, new tires, up-
graded sound system $9000
neg (863)801-4196
GMC JIMMY 4X4 '94 cold
a/c, auto. Ip.!l. runs good.
JEEP RHD '75- route ready,
rebuilt trans, new rear
brakes, tires, paint, runs
good, $3000

New tires. Electrical wiring
included. Needs paint $550.
towable, needs work, good
frame and tires, $75
tries, lights, deck, sleeve,
$350 or best offer
$1200 (863)763-3451

CHEVY STEP VAN '85- cus-
tom steel shelf, runs good,
$2500- (863)635-7276 or
(863)528-3032 Frostproof
Cruise, Tilt, 7 passenger, 131K
Very dependable. $1800. neg.
GMC VAN 91- 3/4 ton, has
some rust, runs & drives
great, real strong work van
800 neg. (863)763-4149
Looks & Runs good. 227K, 7
passenger. 6 $1500.

say, "I sold It n the cls-

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


;,iljiy V lr-hl ,- h : h 'i' ': W A ,f T, -

satisfy the delinquent storage lien. This
ad place in accordance with Florida
Statutes 1985, Section 83.806.
Katiuska Maury 120

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op". w ll i. ,-ic1,1,,, V h-'a l I. C r 'llm
been cleaned out.
143917 ON 6/23,30/06

CASE NO. 2006-CP-143
a/h/a JOHN D. WHITE,
The administration of the estate of JOHN
deceased, whose date of death was
July 23, 2004, and whose Social Se-
curity Number is 265-52-4302, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Okee-
chobee County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 312 N.
W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
The date of the first publication of this
notice isJune 23, 2006.
Susan W. White
Personal Representative
1766 N.W. 128Oth Avenue
Olepcrhobee, Florida 34972

(1H -,l I. r I,- r6 li i i I l
by i.,fTiW ii,,,il III
mri,',,,y i,., :'. ,', Representative
4J 1 I Ir5 106


males you a more informed
and itereitlng person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful!

The Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Job Training Consor-
tium announces a public meeting of
the Youth Council to which all persons
are invited:
Date& Time: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 -
8:15 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florda 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Wor ce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
Worklorca evealopent Board
orte ireasureoast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based, in or-
der to provide a record for judicial re-
143925 ON 6/23/2006
Okee Warehouses, 2671 Highway 70
West, Okeechobee, FL, will be con-
ducting a public sale or otherwise dis-
pose of contents of the following units
to satisfy the delinquent storage lien.
This ad placed in accordance with
Florida Statutes 1985, Section 83.806.
Sandra arbee
Betty Billie ,
Linda Boston
Laura Brady
Jonathon Brazil
Kad Coffey
Roy Douglas
'Edward Garcia
Douglas Giles
Julie Hand
John Harper
Shakira Mays
Douglas McPeak
Edward Murray
Stephanie Pegram
Jeanie Porter
Stephen Spearman
Julie Vinson
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Items for sale include miscellaneous
household items, office equipment,
toys and tools. Open door sale. Cash
only. A $20.00 cleaning deposit will be
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The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids for the purpose of
making repairs to roofs on OUA property as follows:
1.Administration Buildina. 100 SW 5th Avenue; Complete tear-off and removal of
old roof system. Deck repairs, installation of new 4-ply, built-up modified bitu-
men roof system. (app. 68 sqs.)
2.Wastewater Treatment Plant, 1335 NE 39th Blvd; Repairs and modification to
built-up, modified bitumen roof system.
3.Ground Water Treatment Plant 1200 NE 12th Street; Tile roof repairs
4.Surface Water Treatment Plant 371 SR 78 West, (two buildings); Complete
tear-off and removal of existing roof systems. Installation of new uilt-up modi-
fied bitumen roof system and tapered insulation. (app. 22 sqs.)
Detailed specifications can be obtained by contacting the Owners Representative at:

Lake Weoth, FL 33460
Attn: Frank Merletto
A ml pro-bid meeting will he held at the office of the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, on June 26, 2006 at 10:00
A.M. Bids submitted by non-attendees wll not be considered.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the OUA's Executive Director's office, located
at Okeechobee'Utility Authority Office, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
34974 on or before 3:00 RM. on July 6,2006.
John F Haford
Executive Director, OUA
143487 ON 6/22-28/06

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okeechobee Utlity Authority will meet in regular
session on Tuesday July 11, 2006 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority Offices, 100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okeechobee Utility Authority will conduct a Pub-
lic Hearing as soon after 8:30 A.M. as possible to consider modifications to the
OUA rate Schedule for water and wastewater.
All interested parties for or against the proposed modifications can be heard at said
time and place. The needs of the hearing and or visually impaired persons shall
Sbe met by contacting the Executive Director at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours in
advance of the Public Hearing.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need
a record of proceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal Is based. Such person may provide a court re-
corder, stenographer, or a tape recorder for such verbatim record.
Executive Director, OUA
142421 ON 6/23/06

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Community Events

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on the
second Tuesday of-4 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 Satur-
day 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 conditions are
acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be accepted.
A picture ID is needed for all donors. -

Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their residence,
The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot Shearwa-
ter boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki outboard and an
aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at Eli's West-
ern Wear, Elite Title,'Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appli-
ance, Ri erside National 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 available at the Okeechobee
County Cramber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations
for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the
Chamber of Commerce a-: 8631 76.3-6464. Proceeds from, the
fundraiser %iill go to Shriner's programs. .

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 I 1:30 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 1863 -1462-5183, 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 edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2S29;
Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Mari-
on Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863). 763-8865.

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell

Budding entomologist
This girl tries to capture a pretty green insect she thinks
is a leaf mimic grasshopper or katydid resting on a beam
of the Wooden Jungle at the Sports Complex on June'13.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxil-
iary 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 eligi-
ble. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and provide super-
,vision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are
emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior
members and -cadets work side by side to accomplish these missions. If
you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene
O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

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

Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail

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 irfoir rnaion via e-mail to: ohsl987teu nion''hotmail.con

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 then-m 9-1 I acli ated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St.

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 cornpa n will be cutting the road for a Sanitary
Sewer Project. N. W. Filth Avenue will be closed to north/south traffic
and N.W. 22 Lane wil. 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) 763-2838.

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski

Billy the Marlin visits hospital
Billy the Marlin, mascot of the Florida Marlins, visited HCA
Raulerson Hospital at the invitation of William R. Casian,
director of public relations/marketing for the local hospi-
tal. Billy toured the facility taking time to visit with staff
members and patients.

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell

Fast friends
Kendall Baker, 8 (left) and Brooke Arnold, 7 become fast
friends during the 200,6 Book Feast at the Okeechobee
County Library. The girls are part of the Tuesday group
that meets once a week. The class started June 13 and
ends July 18. Other groups of kids meet on Wednesday
until July 19, or on Thursday until July 20.

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Amateur Radio Week
At their June 22 meeting, the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners issued a proclamation desig-
nating June 19 25 as Amateur Radio Week in Okee-
chobee County. Commission chairman John Abney (left)
presented a copy of the proclamation to Al Berryman of
the Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club.

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