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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 212 Sunday, July 31, 2005 754 Plus tax


In Brief

Public invited
to dedication
The public is invited to
attend a dedication of the
new mural of the city logo
that was painted on the north
wall of the municipal build-
ing at 55 S.E. Third Ave.
The dedication will be at 5
p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 5
p.m. Refreshments will be
served.
Mayor James Kirk and the
elected city officials will be
present.
The eastbound lane of
traffic closest to the building
will be blocked off by city
police during the 10 to 15
minute dedication.


Options for sewer plant offered


Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It appears that the Okeechobee
Utility Authority (OUA) might have
solved two problems that have
been holding up a much-needed
expansion of their sewer treat-
ment plant.
The plant is currently at about
80 percent capacity. The utility has
been discussing options for dis-
posing of the increased amount of
treated effluent that would result
from an expansion of the plant.
Until a method of disposal is


agreed upon, designs for plant
expansion cannot be drawn
The utility authority has also
been strapped for funding to pay
for the expansion.
Both those problems appear to
have been solved because of a
workshop the OUA board of direc-
tors held Wednesday night.
The board also discussed the
RV billing situation.
By process of elimination,
deep well injection seemed to be
the best method of effluent dispos-
al. This is a process whereby a
well is drilled below the potable


water level. An impervious layer
would separate the deep well level
from the potable water level.
Treated effluent would then be
pumped down into this well.
The estimated cost of deep
well injection is $4.7 million.
As for funding, local realtor
Brandon Tucker said he repre-
sents a group of developers who
are willing to finance the plant
expansion.
Engineer Dan Willard of Metz-
gar and Willard gave an overview
of effluent disposal options.
Surface disposal for irrigation


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purposes was discussed, but dur-
ing the rainy season, there would
be no demand for irrigation water.
Disposal of treated effluent into
Taylor Creek was another option
discussed, but at this time, it is not
known what the quality of the
water would have to be before the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection (DEP) would
permit such an operation.
"Deep well injection keeps
coming back. We don't have any
other choices," said Mr. Willard,
after presenting the options and
their drawbacks.


OUA board member Carl
Leonard mentioned that no mat-
ter how clean the treated effluent
could be made; there was a nega-
tive perception about discharging
water from a sewer plant into
water that would ultimately flow
into the Everglades.
The board also looked at build-
ing a new plant at another site. Ris-
ing land costs was mentioned as a
drawback to this option. Expan-
sion at the present Cemetery Road
plant seemed the best option.
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Three were injured in a car-semi tractor-trailer collision on U. S. 441 about a quarter of
a mile south of King's Bay late Friday afternoon. Both vehicles were heading north.
According to the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office a white four door vehicle with two
occupants was slowing to a stop and the driver of the tractor-trailer could not stop, so
it moved into the left lane. The driver of the car also began moving left and the two col-
lided and ended up crashing together into the fence at Jerry's Fishing Hole Resort, said
the sheriff's office. The sheriff's office said all three occupants were taken to Raulerson
Memorial Hospital in two ambulances. Both the north and south lanes of traffic were
stopped for about 20 minutes until the scene was stabilized. As of press deadline time
no further information was available.


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Index
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Comics .......... .11
Community Events. ... 4
Crossword ........ .12
Obituaries ......... .3
Opinion ..... .... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports . . .6
TV ............... 13
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trailer collided on So. U. S. 441 Friday afternoon and ended up smashed together in the
yard of Jerry's Fishing Hole Resort. The collision tore down fencing and signs on the
property. The sheriff's office said three persons were taken to the hospital by ambu-
lance.


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By MazyAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
Information for this article
was taken from an article by
Beryl Bowden which originally
appeared in the Clewiston News
September 26, 1983. Mrs. Bow-
den was one of the founders of
the Clewiston Museum.
CLEWISTON During the
1920s a petite Japanese woman
won the hearts of early Clewiston
settlers. Her story is dear to the
history of that town.
Clewiston, then known as
"Sand Point," was settled by a
group of Japanese farmers in
1915. They came by boat up the
New River Canal from Fort Laud-
erdale to Ritta Island, and then
walked the wilderness up the
shore of Lake Okeechobee to


Sand Point. Mr. and Mrs. S.
Watanabe, who came to be
known as "Papa" and "Madam"
Watanabe were among them.
They lived in a cabin among
the custard apple trees along the
ridge near John and Marian
Horowitz O'Briens' home site.
When the O'Briens came to
Clewiston they were surprised to
find someone already there. The
Watanabes had been vegetable
farming in the area for six years
with the other Japanese families.
But most of the others had
moved back, giving in to the wet
season and slow boat shipping
for their vegetables. This left the
Watanabes and one other cou-
ple, Albert and Anna Tokieda.
You might think it odd that
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Yamato, Florida was a thriving community of Japanese farmers in 1911 when this photo was
taken of farmers at the railroad station there.


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News Briefs

Governor OKs
Tax Free Days
TALLAHASSEE Governor
Bush and the Florida Legislature
have approved House Bill 101,
which provides that the 2005 Tax
Free Days for Sales Tax will begin
at 12:01 a.m., July 23, and end at
midnight, July 31,2005.
House Bill 101 provides for a
sales tax holiday on: clothing
and related items with a sales
price of $50 or less; books with a
sales price of $50 or less; and,
school supplies with a sales
price of $10 or less.

Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE -- The USDA,
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $141,000 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to
reserve your seat for one of our
homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.

River panel
meets Aug. 6
OKEECHOBEE The
Kissimmee River Valley Advisory
Committee will meet Saturday,
Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. until noon
at the Basinger Community Cen-
ter located on the corner of U.S.
98 and Micco Bluff Road just east
of the Kissimmee River bridge.
The purpose of meeting is to
provide an opportunity for South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) staff to meet
community members that are
interested in using the restored
Kissimmee River Valley region
for public use and recreation.
For information, call Kelli
Stickrath at (863) 447-1998.


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Continued From Page 1
John Hayford, OUA's director of
operations, explained that expan-
sion of an existing plant would not
require many of the permits that
construction of a new plant
would. He said construction could
be competed faster at the present
site.
Mr. Willard stated that DEP was
considering OUA's request to
allow expansion of the existing
plant from the current 1 million
gallons a day (MGD) to 1.23 MGD.


This expansion would involve the
use of current facilities with very
little new construction and could
be accomplished relatively quickly.
"That will give us a little breath-
ing room," said Mr. Leonard.
Mr. Tucker stated that the group
he represent would be willing to
fund an even larger plant.
"If we can work out an agree-
ment, they will fund a five or six
MGD plant," he said.
Mr. Tucker stated that it was not
the intent of his group to interfere
with any requests for funds that
are currently in progress.
He offered a developer's agree-
ment to OUA saying it was a "win-


win" situation for OUA.
"They are willing to spend the
money to investigate your prob-
lems. Their consultants will work
with OUA And review what you
have done, he added.
Mr. Tucker said he represented
developers who were planning to
build 6,400 housing units, begin-
ning the middle of next year.
"We want our people to work
with your people for the benefit of
both parties, to decide on the best
alternatives," he said.
Since it was only a workshop
the board could take no formal
action. Board attorney Tom Conely
was directed to review Mr. Tuck-


er's developer's agreements and
present his recommendations at
the next board meeting.
The agreement listed the devel-
oper as U. S Land Acquisition IV
LLC of Palm Beach.
Turning to another matter that
has concerned many OUA cus-
tomers, Mr. Conely stated that he
had worked out the definitions of
mobile homes and RVs and he
would present them at the next
meeting. However, he said the
problem is how to deal with addi-
tions to RVs.
"This needs to be addressed in
the rate structure," he said.
For a time, owners of RV parks


were charged the mobile home
base rate for each RV with attach-
ments. That practice has stopped
until a decision can be made on the
policy.
OUA Finance Officer Marita
Rice said every customer involved
has been told of the current policy
and has been given credit for RVs
with attachments. After a decision
is made, the new rate system
would be applied across the board.
OUA board member George
Long noted there are no water con-
sumption rates for RVs with attach-
ments to use to justify a separate
base rate for RVs with attachments.


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Japanese farmers would be found
in South Florida back then, but it
really wasn't unusual.
Joseph Sakai, a Japanese citizen,
had been educated in America. He
thought to relieve the crowed living
conditions in his homeland by
recruiting Japanese farmers to
come to America. His ideas were
approved from then Florida gover-
nor William Jennings and leading
businessmen. The Yamato commu-
nity, including George Morikami
came into being south of Delray
Beach in Palm Beach County
around the same time.
The Watanabes welcomed the
O'Briens and gladly went to work
running the O'Briens' home.
A frame building was complet-
ed to house a hotel upstairs and a
store and dining room downstairs.
At the O'Briens' request, the
p Watanabes operated it. Their
name, uncommon in America,
had a "Hiawatha" lilt to it, so when
the hotel was named the "Watan-
abe Hotel" many people thought it
was an Indian name.
Papa Watanabe was in charge
of the kitchen and Madame was
the greeter and house-keeper. Her
smiling welcome and cheerful face
helped many newcomers adjust to
the otherwise rough lifestyle of
these early days.
Viola Owen arrived with a two-
month and two-year old sons to
dirt paths and jungle vegetation,
S she cried, as many women did
when faced with the task of mak-
* ing a home and having very little to
workwith!
"Madame is looking forward to
meeting you and she has made a
> special dinner for you," her hus-
band told her.
Three Clewiston ladies, teenage
girls at the time, remember wait-
ressing for Madame at the hotel.
They remember her absolute
cleanliness, energy and her talent
for flower arrangement. Madame
had flowers everywhere: Yellow
lotus and wild periwinkle which


Madame could arrange just so to
make a beautiful arrangement from
a lowly weed. Today, the girls, now
grown women, remember the free
course in Japanese flower arranging
they could have had. As teenagers
they weren't the least interested.
Madame loved company and
would invite some of the wives in
for afternoon tea, serving in the
small Japanese cups without han-
dles. Sometimes she would have a
small gift from Japan for each guest.
After the hurricane of Septem-
ber 1926, Clewiston had damage,
but no loss of life. In Moore Haven
200 people had drowned. Many
were friends of people in Clewis-
ton. By December people in the
lake area were worn out from all
the clean up and loss.
Papa and Madame Watanabe
invited everyone up and down the
lake shore to come to a party at the
hotel in December. Everyone
came. The hotel was crowded;
Madame had decorated with her
artistic flair, using small tree
branches, paper flowers, her
Japanese lanterns and some lovely
tapestries from her homeland. The
place sparkled!
They served dinner at ten
o'clock and had an orchestra come
from Fort Myers for dancing. The


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party-a nd the kindness with which
it was given lifted the deepest
gloom and helped life return to
normal. The coming years were
prosperous, but the Watanabes
were homesick.
They had been away from
Japan for a long time and had an
80-year-old mother and two grand-
children they had never seen. There
was a farewell party for them at the
hotel with Elbert Stewart and F.L.
Williamson as spokesmen to wish
them a safe trip and present them
with a matched set of luggage from
their many friends in Clewiston.
Several letters were exchanged,
over the coming years, the last
from Papa Watanabe saying
Madame's health was very poor,
but he himself was well and they
missed their friends in America and
that was the last known word from
this very delightful pioneer couple.
Note: The Morikami Museum
and Gardens are a great way to
see the history of the Japanese
farming community of Yamato
which flourished there in the early
20th century. The telephone num-
ber is (561)495-0233 and the inter-
net address is www.
Morikami.org. Regrettably, noth-
ing remains of the Japanese in
Clewiston.


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Pastor Doyce Morton
Pastor Doyce Morton, 52, of
Vero Beach, died July 29, 2005 at
4325 65th St. after a prolonged ill-
ness.
Rev. Morton was born June 24,
1953 in Hollywood, Fla., and
moved to Vero Beach 12 years
ago, from Okeechobee.
He was pastor of the Good
Shepherd Church of God, Winter
Beach for 12 years.
Surviving are his wife of 35
years, Jackie Morton; son, Mar-
shall Morton and daughter,
Christy Morton all of Vero Beach,
mother, Hazel Morton of Okee-
chobee, brother, Wayne Morton
of Okeechobee, sister, Carolyn
Raulerson of Okeechobee, sister,
Regina Walker of Jacksonville, sis-


ter Sherry Stevens of Okee-
chobee.
The family will receive friends
from 5 until 8 p.m., Tuesday at the
Twentieth Avenue Church of God,
Vero Beach.
A funeral service will be held at
10 a.m., Wednesday at the church
with the Rev. Joe Brooks, pastor
of the Twentieth Avenue Church
of God, Rev. Noah Taylor and Rev.
John Walker.
Interment will follow in
Bassinger Cemetery at 3 p.m.
Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the Good Shepherd
Church of God, 4325 65th St.,
Vero Beach, FL: 32967 in memory
of Pastor Morton.
Strunk Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.


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RV PARK: One of the overlooked tragedies for the Taylor Creek
Lodge story are the folks who spent a lot of money to have their
homes on land they do not own. There are several RV and mobile
home parks in not only this county, but all over Florida that will
sooner or later be purchased by someone for a different use. Putting
all your money into a place where you do not own the land is not a .
good idea.
GOVERNMENT TESTING: The article someone read online about
the government testing pesticides on babies is not true. A trip to the
Snopes.com Urban Legends site will get you the real story. The EPA,
not the White House, wants to test kids that live in an area of Jack-
sonville that is already contaminated by either pesticides or some
other chemical pollutant. The rest of the story is an outright lie.
Some investigation would prevent these sorts of stories from e
spreading. By the way, this story has been around for over a year..
TRASH CANS: On July 28, 1 saw one of the garbage collection -,
workers just throw a trash can back in a resident's yard. I thought I ,- 1 .
they were to stand them back up. The residents buy their cans. The F f ..
county should issue trash cans for the county like the do for the city, .
and recycle bins. ""
FLOOD ZONE DEVELOPMENT: Just think of it this way, whenev- .
er the government realizes they messed up by letting them develop -i '. -
that area they will spend billions of dollars as they are doing on the Special to the Okeechobee News/Anna Jane Evans Osteen
Everglades and Kissimmee River projects to restore something that .
should have never been done. They could have spent the money Looking Back ...
they will use to fix it later on by buying the property and preserving This house in East Okeechobee is where Anna Jane Evans Osteen lived while growing up. She and her granddaughter
it. The new phase of the Kissimmee River project will be anywhere went to see the old place. This house was built in the mid '30s. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or
are releasing out for bid in August. Just think if they had thought of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them
about what an impact it was going to make back then how much of while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.
our tax money would have been saved! The government does stuff
without taking in the "cause and effect" theory.
BOAT RAMP: The citizens of Okeechobee County should not give Upcom ing Events Community Events
up the fight for the Taylor Creek Boat Ramp. That ramp has been in
use for more than 50 years. They can't just close it without a fight.
We should sue the state if we have to. They had no right to sell that Sunday Back-to-school drive planned
boat ramp. It was public property. No private owner should have A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, Douglas Chiropractic, 916 W. North Park St., will be having a
control of it. 200 N.W.Third St. This will be an open step meeting. back-to-school drive to help the needy children of Okeechobee
RV PARKS: I feel so sorry for the old folks at th Taylor Creek County. School physical will be given for grades K through eight.
LdeBuwatK: werelshesorry for thenod foen at e Taylon reey Monday The cost will be $5, plus a donation of school supplies. The
Lodge. But what were they thinking, to spend their money building Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran school supplies will be donated to Big Lake Mission Outreach.
things like screened porches on property they did not own. It's one Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at For an appointment, call (863) 763-4320.
thing to rent an RV space and just park there. If the property owner (863) 763-3296.
wants you to leave so they can do something else with the land, you First aid instructor class offered
can drive away. But to build without owning and without even a Tuesday
long-term lease, that is taking a terrible chance. These people took a The AmericansRed Cross is offering aninstructor'scourse at
terrible gamble and because of it they are being left homeless. It Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. the Okeechobee Branch in the month of August. If you are inter-
i ga mbe cal o it reeing e ele tThird St., at 8 p.m. ested in becoming an instructor for CPR and first aid please stop
isn't right and I hope the county can do something to help them. It Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of by the office at 323 N. Parrott Ave., or call (863) 763-2488.
should serve as a warning to all who live in RV parks and mobile Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest- by
home. If you don't own the land, be aware that you can be thrown ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is DO fair
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death DOH hosting breastfeeding fair
out anytime yourlease runsout. Think about that before you start Index and military information available. For information, call (863) In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, the Okeechobee
investing money in something like a screened room. 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until County Health Department Women, Infants and Children's nutri-
RECYCLE: I saw an article about recycling inthe newspaper and 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and tion program (WIC) and other community agencies will host a
it gave a number to call if you were interested in curbsiderecycling how to see yourworld and capture it on film. Class is basic through breastfeeding fair on Aug. 2. The event will be held inthe Health
So I called it and they toldme there are no plant ever curbside (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards part.m. Everyone is welome, Goie bags and inform ation.m. until
recycling in the county. I don't think this is fair. The city residents Big Lake Mission's Outreach. 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Goinformation will
have recycling bins. County neighborhoods that have enough hous- Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restaurant, be provided. For information, contact Shonda Flores at (863)
t700 S. Parrott Ave., at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invited. 462-5814.
es to make it worthwhile should.also have curbside recycling. I can For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
understand you can't do it all over the county with some of these dirt The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Habitat for Humanity plans meeting
roads and very few houses. But neighborhoods that are all built out, Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
like Lazy 7, should have curbside recycling programs. We should be call (863) 357-0297. Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County will be holding a
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in public organizational meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at
encouraging everyone to recycle. the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. te rUie h it 200 o t.h
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139. the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The
DEVELOPMENT: Regarding allowing someone to build in the The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral meeting is to update everyone on our progress and to prepare for
100-year flood zone, I absolutely agree this should not be allowed. If Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a the future. We need volunteers to help in the organization and
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) construction of new homes. Volunteers are needed for the board
they build something there and then it is flooded, they will expect 763-6076. directors to provide leadership and direction to the commit-
the county to bail them out. The county, water management and the Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., of directors to provide leadership and direction to the commit-
state should refuse to allow any construction in the area around the at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths tees. The committees need people to help in fund raising, site
Kissimmee River. Also, recent rains have shown us that there is to life.The public is invited, selection, family selection, public relations, volunteer coordina-
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at tion and construction. This is not an orientation meeting for
already too much development for the existing drainage plans in the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. potential applicants. Those who wish to apply for a Habitat
this county. Any new developments should be required to put in Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) potential applicants Those who wish to apy or a Habita
their own retention ponds and take care of holding their own water 467-2321. house are welcome to volunteer to work on any of the commit-
on their property. When they pave over land, there is nowhere for Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 tees other than family selection. Contact the Habitat office at
on their property When they pave over land, thereis nowhere for d S.E. It is a self-help group that offers support and education for people (863) 357-1371 for information.
the rain to go it can't go intthehe ground.They should be required who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizo-
to put in enough retention ponds in each development to store the phrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, Rodeo Flag Team tryouts slated
water when we have heavy rains, call (863) 467-1026.
Girls in grades nine-12 that are interested in being a member
Wednesday of the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Rodeo Flag Drill Team can tryout
Public issues blogs e e ay beginning Aug. 4 at the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Arena U.S. 441
u ic issues bogs The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American N., starting at 7 p.m. Riders must be experienced. For informa-
Join the discussion of important issues at newszap.com.Topics include: Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Okeechobee Jaycees t 888 experienced. For
* Belle Glade/South Bay issues: newsblog.info/0901 would like to welcome all energetic young people between the ages of tion, call (863) 634-1888.
* Clewiston issues: http://newsblog.info/0902 21 and 39, who are interested in working towards the betterment of
e ounssues: http://newsbloginfo/002our community. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763- Hospice exec is talk show guest
* Moore Haven/Glades issues: http://newsblog.info/0903 A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 Family Stations, Inc., 88.5 FM, will host an Aug. 6 radio talk
* Okeechobee city/county issues: http://newsblog.info/0904 N.W.Third St. It's an open meeting, show featuring James H. Laseter, executive vice president for
*Pahokee issues: http://newsblog.info/0905 Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600 Treasure Coast Hospice. He will be discussing caring for the ter-
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863) minally ill and their families. The show will be rebroadcast at 1
, Go to newszap.com, click on your community and then on "community blogs 763-1191. and 6 m n WWFR 91 7 FM and 1003 FM For information
and links." Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to and p.. on WWFR91.7 FMand FM.orinform
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys contact James Laseter at (772) 403-4567 or 800-299-4677; or,
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact your local hospice.
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, s C c
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion. Red Cross offers CPR course
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety in The American Red Cross is offering an adult CPR/AED,
the Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E. at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441. infant/child CPR and first aid course at the Okeechobee Branch
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal- on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The cost of this
Our Purpose... Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a course is $35. For information on how to sign up for this course
The Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Flona. you may have, or check out the carsm and visit with the car owners stop by the office at 323 N. Parrott Ave., or call (863) 763-2488.
Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pur- The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W. Post
sue a mission of |oumalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invited. Free nutrition Clinic offered
dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
industry standards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Health Center, 916
Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community's deliber- women's issues are also addressed. One support group is held on W.N. Park St., on Aug. 8 and Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. For informa-
alion of public issues Wednesday's 5 p.m. at the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 N.W. tion call (863) 763-4320.
Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The
We Pledge Advrtiing D iecr JuKate other support group is held on Thursdays 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Mission-
We ege ... Advertising Director: Judy Kasten ary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E.14th Ave. For information on this group, LOAA meetinff is slated


* To operate this newspaper as a NeWS Editor: Eri p call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893. ,
public trustee r The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will meet
* To nelp our community become a National Advertising: Joy Parrish Thursday, Aug. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Square Restaurant,
Derler place to live and work, 301 W. South Park St. Agenda items include more discussion on
through our dedication to consci- Office Manager: Karmen Brown Ethe jamboree, additional charitable giving and plans for Labor
entious journalism Circuoation Mana erar net Mond CO rnmm unity Events Day in the park. Visitors are welcome. For information, call (863)
* To provide the information citizens rc on manager anet ray763-6069.
need to make their own intelligent
decisions about public issues Independent Newspapers, Inc Church hosts clothes give-away Advisory County sets meeting date
* To report the news with rionesty. Joe Smyth, Chairman The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. 44th Ave., will There will be an Okeechobee County provider meeting on Fri-
accuracy. purposefulneutrality. Ed Dulln, President host its annual clothes give-away on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 day, Aug. 12, at the Okeechobee County Health Department,
and compassion fearlessness Tom yrd. Vice President of a.m. until noon. The event will be held in the church's fellow- 1728. N.W. Ninth Ave., at 9:30 a.m. Then at noon, there will be a
an T use our opinion pages to facili- Newspaper Operations ship hall. For information, call (863) 763-4127. meeting of the Okeechobee County Advisory Council. This meet-
* To use our opinion pages to facili- Katrina Elsken, Executive
Lale community debate, not to Editor Church hosts Family Fun Day ing will also be held at the Health Department.
dominate it with our own opinions. Church hosts Family Fun Day
* To disclose our own conflicts of The Okeechobee community is invited to a Family Fun Day Back to school collections under way
interest or potential conflicts to our MEMBER ,-l on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their
readers OF: First United Methodist Church fellowship hall at 200 N.W. Sec- annual school supplies drive for the needy children in our coun-
* To correct our errors and to give ond St. Sign ups and activities for children will begin at 10:30 ty. They will be collecting items until Aug. 12. Let's work together
each correction to the prominence Florida Press a.m. The show will begin promptly at 11 a.m. After the show on this project and make sure every child of school age has what
t deserves. Asmodadon there will be a lunch for everyone and a few door prizes for the they need to start school this year. Also, if your child needs sup-
T oe prodea night to reply to those Z Okeechobee News 2005 children who sign up. All children will receive a helium bal- plies, they can help. Proof of eligibility is required to qualify. For
* To treat people with courtesy, For More Information See loon or small gift. Reverend Mabrey, a Methodist minister and information or to make a donation, call the Mission at (863) 763-
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Summertime tips offered for golfers


By Daniel Shube
Dealing with the summer sun
and rains can be a pain, however,
while we deal with that, we also
benefit from reduced greens fees.
I played last weekend and had to
wait over an hour for a storm to
pass. Please remember to take
shelter from the lightening. Trust
me, completing your round is not
worth getting lit up!
As long as we are all playing
more often, we might as well be
playing better! I often receive
feedback that the readers enjoy
the tips from the LPGA T&CP. The
LPGA T&CP Membership, found-
ed in 1959, has enjoyed an
unprecedented rate of growth in
recent years and boasts the
largest membership of women
golf professionals in the world.
With nearly 1,200 members, the
LPGA T&CP membership is dedi-
cated to the advancement of golf
through teaching, managing golf
facilities and coaching future
stars. Here are a few tips that will
help your game!
Say Yes to the
Proper Wrist Hinge
proper wrist cock/hinge is a
i- er in the golf swing that pro-
duces club head speed, which


Fairways and
Highways
by Daniel Shube

.equates to distance. However,
make sure that the wrist hinge
works correctly and adds power
to your swing! Stand with the club,
in your hands and hold the club
parallel to the ground in front of
your body. Hinge the wrist in an
up and down motion, the same
motion your head would move if
you were nodding "yes" to a
question. That is the up and down
wrist hinge direction that is neces-
sary for maximum power in the
swing. Now hold the club in front
of you again parallel to, the
ground. Hinge your wrists back
and forth in a sideways motion,
the- same motion your head
would move if you were nodding
"no" to a question. That wrist


motion in the golf swing robs resulting in a closed clubface.


your swing of power and speed.
So remember to hinge it in the
"yes," or up and down position,
for maximum efficiency in the
golf swing.
Tip courtesy of Susan Briske,
Lake Wildwood Course, Penn Val-
ley, Calif.,
Righty-tighty,
Lefty-loosey
A rhyme that my father taught
me, to help me remember which
way to turn to loosen or tighten a
screw, nut, or light bulb was
"Righty-Tighty, Lefty-Loosey." A
golfer can use this rhyme to help
straighten a slice or create a hook.
If you are slicing the ball, and
you feel that your grip position is
correct, then check your grip
pressure. The tighter your grip, in
either hand, the harder it is to get
your clubface square at impact.
Excessive grip pressure causes
the clubface to be open at impact
resulting in a slice or a push.
Excessive grip pressure is often a
result of: trying hard to hit the
ball; trying for extra distance; anx-
iety when playing with strangers;
and nerves during tournament
play. Almost all of your tension, in
an effort to do well, funnels to
your grip. So relax your grip pres-
sure, especially when the going
seems tough, to send the ball
down the middle.
Golfers who want to draw or
hook a ball will simply loosen
their grip quite a bit for a quick
and easy release:of the forearms,

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What is
Your Target?
What is your real target? When
you are set up to hit the ball, what
is your target or focus of atten-
tion? Most people readily admit
that it is the ball. Others state that
their target is the flag or another
intended outcome. But even
these players will admit upon
questioning that their attention is
on the golf ball before they swing,
more so then on their target. This
then suggests that their target or
focus of attention has switched
from the flag or other intended
outcome back to the ball before
they swing.
But when the ball is the end
target, that is what you will get,
some type of contact with the
ball; often times not very well
related to the flag or intended out-
come. However, if the flag
or intended outcome can become
and stay the target or center of
attention, the intended outcome
will happen more often, the ball
to the target. Remember, the end
desired result is the target, and
needs to be the focus of attention,
not the ball. So instead of being
the ball, be the target! -
Tip courtesy of Becky Dengler,
Ed Oliver Golf Club, Wilmington,
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First place winner
Kendall Smith finished in first place in the Big "0" Junior
Teen Anglers bass tournament Saturday at Okee-Tantie.
Marina. He brought 1,0.63 Ibs. to the scale to hook the
win. He also had the big fish of the tournament. It
weighed in at 5.41 Ibs.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Teen angler
Nathan Halliday placed third in Saturday's Big "0" Junior
Teen Anglers bass tournament at Okee-Tantie Marina. He
caught 6.48 Ibs. of Okeechobee largemouths.


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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, July 31, 2005


Utility leaders are urged to be prepared


Tallahassee The former
director of the nation's top disaster
management agency told a gather-
'ing of Florida municipal electric
utility leaders that the time to begin
preparing for natural and man-
made disasters is now.
"It is important for all organiza-
tions to prepare for emergencies,
especially municipal electric utili-
ties who need to work with all lead-
ers in the community to prepare for
the next major event," said James
Lee Witt, chairman and chief exec-
utive officer of James Lee Witt
Associates, LLC and former direc-
tor of the Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA). "Utilities
not only restore power, but they
help to restore the entire commu-
nity."


Witt's comments came during
the annual Florida Municipal Elec-
tric Association (FMEA) and Flori-
da Municipal Power Agency
(FMPA) conference in Key Largo.
Drawing on his experience as
FEMA director, Witt commended
utility officials for their response to
last year's series of devastating hur-
ricanes that hit the state. "In the
wake of floods, earthquakes, wild-
fires, hurricanes, and the bombing
in Oklahoma City, I saw people
react to disasters with compassion
and responsibility," said Witt, who
served as FEMA's director from
1993 to 2001. "I saw the same here
in Florida last fall."
Witt counseled utility leaders to
connect with first responders early,
share disaster plans with local offi-


cials and have predetermined
restoration priorities.
"The state's municipal electric
utilities were severely tested by last
year's hurricanes but emerged
with an excellent record of power
restoration," said FMEA Executive
Director Barry Moline. "But that
doesn't mean that we can't look for
ways to be better prepared for
future disasters. If anything, we are
all even more acutely aware of
how vital early planning is to the
disaster recovery process."
About FMEA: The Florida
Municipal Electric Association
(FMEA) represents the unified
interests of 33 public power com-
munities across the state, which
provide electricity to more than
two million of Florida's residential


and business consumers.
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Chicago, Little Rock, and Sacra-
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Okeechobee Livestock Market Report


July25 and 26,2005 Hfrs
Bulls
$50.00 $53.50 Yrlngs
$44.00 $48.00 Mix
Total


61.00
62.00

Monday
796
172
16


65.00 150-200
66.00 145-190
132-166
Tuesday 119-137
1766 108-132
416 100-111
24 95-105


1
17
73
7
1075
Steers
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450
450-500
550-600


61
23
60

2350
Hfrs
165-195
145-190
135-150
120-145
115-132
107-120
100-116


93-97
Med #2
150-200
120-140
120-131
105-116
96-106
90-99
Small #1
150-200
250-300
300-350


600-650
Steers
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450


96-102 most feeders this week. Calves
Hfrs were 2-3 higher on all classes.
130-160 Slaughter cows remained off a lit-
130-140 tie. Quality on calves was pretty
115-132 good so we expect prices to hold
105-118 up fairly good. Top calf price goes
100-113 to Steve Farrar, Waynesboro, Miss.
with a "high of $2.10. Top cow
price goes to Adams Ranch, Ft.
X Pierce with a high of 55.00.
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Barnyard Buddies seeking members


The Barnyard Buddies is a
small animal non-competitive 4-H
club for children 5-18 years old.
Members learn how to select and
care for small animals, including
rabbits, poultry, dogs, cats, fish,
snakes, gerbils and hamsters. The
club member are not required to


sell their animals, but do show
them at county events. The mem-
bers also take field trips, do com-
munity service and partake in
most 4-H functions.
Meeting are usually held the
second Saturday of each month
from 10 a.m. until noon. The first


meeting of this year will be held
Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m.
at the County 4-H Extension office
at 458 Hwy 98 North. At this meet-
ing the Buddies will be electing
officers, planning our year, and
discussing small animals.
Everyone who would like to


be part of the Barnyard Buddies is
invited to come to the meeting
and join the club or sign up at the
Okeechobee County 4-H Exten-
sion office Monday through Friday
from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. You
may also call the extension office
at (863)763-6469.


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Gainesville, July 22, 2005 -
USDA has extended the deadline
to nominate eligible candidates to
serve on USDA Farm Service
Agency (FSA) county committees
to Aug. 15, 2005, announced
Kevin Kelley, Florida Executive
Director for USDA's Farm Service
Agency (FSA). The nomination
deadline was previously sched-
uled for Aug. 1,2005.
"Our goal is to have as many
eligible candidates nominated to
serve on FSA county committees
as possible, especially minorities
and women," said Kelley. "This
two-week extension will give
USDA personnel, community-


based groups, farmer organiza-
tions and others more time to
continue their outreach efforts so
FSA county committees can truly
reflect America's agricultural
landscape."
Committees apply their judg-
ment and knowledge to make
decisions on county commodity
price-support loan eligibility,
establishment of allotments and
yields, conservation programs,
disaster programs, employment
and other farm program-related
issues.
Individuals may nominate
themselves or others as a candi-
date. In addition, eligible candi-


dates can be nominated by com-
munity-based and other organiza-
tions in the county where the
election is being held before the
close of the nomination period,
especially groups representing
socially disadvantaged farmers or
ranchers. Nominations and elec-
tions are open to all eligible candi-
dates and voters without regard to
race, color, religion, nation origin,
age, sex, marital status or disabili-
ty. The nomination form (FSA-
669A) is available at USDA Service
Centers and online at:
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/pub
lications/elections.
Producers should keep in


mind several important dates
regarding the upcoming county
committee elections. Producers
can request, fill out and submit
nomination forms up to Aug. 15,
2005. Ballots will be mailed to eli-
gible voters by Nov. 4, 2005. The
deadline to return ballots is Dec.
5, 2005. Elected committee mem-
bers and alternates take office on
Jan. 1,2006.

For more information about
FSA county committees, visit a
local USDA Service Center or go
online at:
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/pub
lications/elections.


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GAINESVILLE Help is avail-
able for farmers who suffered


agricultural losses as a result ot
Hurricane Dennis, the first major
hurricane of the season which
struck the western panhandle on
July 10, said Florida's Farm Ser-
vice Agency State Executive Direc-
tor Kevin Kelley.
Florida's State lEmergency
Board member agencies met July
13 in Gainesville to review prelim-
inary damages reported by USDA
agencies in the affected areas.
Escambia and Santa Rosa coun-
ties were declared Presidential
Major Disaster Declaration Areas
on Jul 1I0, making therm eligible
for federal emergency programs.
Okaloosa, a contiguous county, is
also eligible for assistance, as well
as Baldwin County, a contiguous
Alabama county.
"FSA is assessing crop dam-
ages, and these preliminary
reports will be submitted to our
national office for review," said
Kelley who is also Chairman of
the USDA State Emergency Board
and Food and Agriculture Com-
mittee. .
S"It is still too early to predict if
Congress will authorize a special
program with regard to providing
assistance to agricultural produc-
ers as a result of Hurricane Den-


nis, but we do have emergency
assistance programs in place to
help producers."
An FSA Jump Team, deployed
on July 9, completed an initial
assessment of affected counties
to ensure the safety of employees.
The team reported the farming
area of Santa Rosa County took a
major hit with barns and some
homes damaged or destroyed
and surrounding counties were
also affected.
Santa Rosa County's FSA office
remains closed and is expected to
reopen within the next two
weeks. Producers serviced by that
office should contact the Florida
FSA State Office at (352)379-4500.
Escambia County's FSA office
reopened on July 14, after a tem-
porary power failure caused by
the hurricane.
"FSA employees are visiting
farms, meeting with producers
and teaming up with local offi-
cials to ensure that we address the
needs of the agricultural commu-
nity," said Kelley. "We are doing
everything we can to help farmers
who were affected by hurricane
Dennis while still working with
farmers who were affected by last
year's devastating hurricanes."
The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture's Farm Service Agency


(FSA) has the following programs
available to assist producers suf-
fering losses caused by a natural
disaster:
Disaster Debt Set-Aside Pro-
gram-FSA borrowers located in
designated disaster areas or con-
tiguous counties, who are unable
to make their scheduled pay-
ments on any debt, may be
authorized to have certain set
asides.
Emergency Conservation
Program (ECP)-ECP offers pay-
ments for rehabilitation of farm-
land damaged by natural disas-
ters, including debris removal and
repair of fencing for eligible live-
stock, and emergency loans to
help qualified farmers cover crop,
machinery and structural losses.
Emergency Loans (EM)-
FSA's low-interest emergency
loans help producers recover
from production and physical
losses due to drought, flooding,
other natural disasters, or quaran-
tine.
Noninsured Crop Disaster
Assistance Program (NAP)-FSA
provides financial assistance to
producers of certain noninsurable
crops when low yields,loss of
inventory, or prevented planting
occurs as a result of.a natural dis-
aster.


Last year's four devastating
hurricanes resulted in three USDA
programs to provide special disas-
ter relief to producers who suf-
fered from crop damage and tree
losses. To date, FSA has issued
approximately $393.5 million
through the 2004 Florida Hurri-
cane Disaster Assistance Pro-
grams.
Payments for this assistance
were authorized under Section 32
of the Agricultural Adjustment Act
of August 24, 1935, which allows
the Secretary of Agriculture to
implement programs to help
restore producers' purchasing
power.
"Farmers need our immediate
assistance, and we want to be
sure they are informed of the types
of emergency benefits available
and how to apply for our pro-
grams," said Kelley. "I encourage
producers to contact our local FSA,
office or USDA Service Center for
questions regarding available dis-
aster assistance programs."
There are 37 FSA county offices
throughout Florida. If unable to
reach an FSA county office, pro-
ducers should call the FSA State
Office at (352) 379-4500. Addition-
al disaster assistance information
is available online at: http://disas-
ter.fsa.usda.gov/fsa.asp


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10 The Okeechobee News, Sunday, July 31, 2005


Briefs.

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811; or, Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are special-
ly trained and certified to investi-
gate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out inspec-
tions of facilities. Licensed social
workers, pharmacists, elder law
attorneys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. Call
Linda Slattery at (772) 595-1385.

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

Birth control for
animals is offered
Martin County A.B.C. Program
is available for Okeechobee resi-
dents. The rates to spay/neuter cats
and dogs are: female cat $15;
male cf- $10; female dog $25;
and rnale dog $25. Applications
may l.e picked up at the Pen-
nySaver, St. Vincent's, Salvation
Army or Animal Control. For infor-
mation, call (772) 283-4137 or.
(772) 336-0339.

Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okeechobee
County Ordinance Sec. 10-111,
Vaccination against rabies required
and Okeechobee City Ordinance 4-
26, vaccinations. All dogs, cats and
ferrets 4 months and older must be
vaccinated once a year by a
licensed veterinarian against rabies
with a United States Government
approved vaccine. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
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The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, July 29,
through Thursday, Aug. 4, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Bad News Bears"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Theatre II "Sky High" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7


and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory" (PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 2,4:15, 7 and
9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
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BURIAL SITE, In Original sec.
of Evergreen Cemetery. S 1/2
of SW 1/4 of Lot 14, Block 77.
$500 (434)239-8428

FOUND SMALL BREED DOG,
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Professional Cook
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Good Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street

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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OKEECHOBEE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE
NOW HIRING
Certified & Non- Certified Correctional Officers
Excellent Benefits & Salary
Trainee: $29,131.83 Certified: $31,920.78
Call Sgt. L. Kibler @ (863)462-5424
Monday-Friday 8:00am 5:00pm

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


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PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Civigenics, Inc., the largest provider of in-prison
treatment programs in the United States is
seeking a Program Director for in-prison
outpatient substance abuse program supervising
counselors at Okeechobee Correctional
Institution. Must meet standards of a "Qualified
Professional" in accordance with Chapter 397
ES. with certification at the CAP/CCJAP level
or a licensed mental health counselor. Must
be motivated to work in a correctional setting.
Send resume to:
Michael Walker, State Director,
RO. Box 180734
Tallahassee, FL 32318
or e-mail:
Michadi walkerr(riuinanince enm


MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT
Join our maintenance team! General maintenance
of a 120 bed nursing home & 40 unit
apartment complex. Knowledge of electrical,
plumbing, carpentry and A/C. Must be "on call"
every third week. Prior experience in similar
position. HS diploma or GED required. Excellent
salary and benefits. Mileage paid to and from
work for out-of-town employees.
Glades Health Care Center
Pahokee, Florida
Call 561-924-5561, ext. 110
or fax resume to 561-924-9466
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Equal Opportunity Employer


CHECK STATION OPERATOR

Seasonal employment with
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission
@ DupuisWEA
(off SR76 near Port Mayaca).
Sept. Dec. Outdoor work,
20-30 hrs./wk., mostly weekends.
$6.50/hr. Call 561-924-1939


WATER PLANT OPERATOR
Specialized work in the operation of a Water
Treatment Plant. Must possess a current FL
Water "C", "B" or "A" Certificate.
Salary range: $13.39-$23.33/DOQ. Exc.
Benefits. Complete application on line at:
http://www.fpua.com

FORT PIERCE UTILITIES AUTHORITY
500 Boston Ave.
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
EOE DFWP


ASSISTANT MANAGER
$28,600 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume to
863-467-2402 or
apply within.
COOKS, SERVERS
& HOSTESS
'Apply Within.
Carpenter Wanted
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060
Carpenters & Carpenter's
Helpers, Local Work.
(863)357-6018 or
(772)-215-2728
DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available. Apply @
Walpole Feed & Supply
2595 NW.8th Street.

DRIVERS
Be your own boss in the Okee-
chobee, Belle Glade and Cle-
wiston areas. Flexible week
day hours, must have 1995
or newer 4 door Sedan, Cell
Phone or Nextel a plus. Call
(800)685-4789 Ext 1197
IElectrician:
1Journeymen or experienced
Mechanic's. Only serious
'self motivated need apply..
IMust have good driving
I record. Weekly travel I
required in FL. Paid travel
*time, overtime Per diem,
"DFWP Benefits, 401k, Pd'
*hol & vac.
IWilson's Petroleum
1(772)468-3689
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'Electrician:
Service Electrician for
'Petroleum Industry,
ILocal work. Must have I
Good driving record, DFWP I
1 Benefits, 401k, Pd hol & vac
Wilson's Petroleum
(772)468-3689
Experienced Duct Installer,
Apply in person Newman
NA/C, 202 NE 2nd St
Form Carpenters, Equipment
Operators & Labors Needed
or construction in Port St.
Lucie. Call: 954-818-2521


EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN
For residential and
light commercial work.
Clean DL and DFWR
Apolv in person.
2801 SW 3rd. Terrace.
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
benefits 863-467-5000

HEAVY
EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
EMPLOYMENT


Bulldozers, Backhoes
Loaders, Dump Trucks
Graders, Scrapers
Excavators
Next Class: Aug. 22nd
National Certification
Financial Assistance
Job Placement
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.com
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat. Call
(863)946-1742 for more info.
Shop here first!
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JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock & Bob
Cat Work. Call
(863)467-4734


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SUNDAY AFTERNOON .


MECHANIC NEEDED
For Busy Tire Store in Palm
City. Salary & Benefits.
Call David @ (772)287-1213
MEDICAL OFFICE
Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34974
WAREHOUSE PERSONNEL
WANTED, Full Time.
Bi-Lingual Preferred.
DFWRP Apply in person,
see Roy @ W&W Lumber
of Okeechobee.



KITCHEN HELP/Part Time
Must be able to work week
days & weekend evenings.
Apply at the American Legion
501 SE 2nd St. (after 10 am).
P/T Position avail. Computer
exp. a must & must be able
to work weekends.
863-763-4114.

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




NEEDED: 100 WORKERS
Assemble Crafts, Wood Items.
Materials provided. To:
$480+ wk. Free information
Pkg. 24 hrs. 801-428-4874

NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept 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 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



COX CARPENTRY
Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
863-357-6018 (Office)
772-215-2728 (Cell)
Lic. #2603




O'CONNELL
CONSTRUCTION
SERVICES, INC.
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044



NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS- HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S.Park
Call 863-467-1243




Tractor wlLoader for Hire-

Call (863)763-4149

Buying a car? Look in
the declassified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classifieds.


Merchandise


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 5555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapea, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
V CRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat
$1375 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER, window
unit, very cold air, only $50.
600 NW 17th St., behind
Rodeo Arena.
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929




BR SUITE-5pc, tall oval
hdbd/ftbd, 5 drawer chest,
dresser w/swinging mirror,
carved legs, very sturdy,
$600 (863)467-7659.

CAST IRON SINK & DRAIN
BOARD- Gorgeous, White,
Extremely heavy. $500.
(863)467-2614
FULL SIZE HIDE IN WALL
BED- good condition w/mat-
tress, $300.
(863)674-9073.
HEAD & FOOT BOARD- Twin
size, Antique, Metal w/rails.
$75 (863)674-0098
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
CUSTOM CABINETRY
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337
SEWING MACHINE, Singer,
Treadle. Include original ac-
cessories. Excellent condi-
tion. $225. (863)467-8050
SINGER '1900- Commercial &
Furrier Machine $500.
(863)357-1019
VANITY- 2 drawers & flip up
mirror with storage inside.
$40. (863)634-9626


FREEZER- Whirlpool, 20 cu ft,
front loading, $75.
(863)612-9233. Labelle
REFRIG- Sears, 22 cu. ft, side
(863)612-9233. La Belle
REFRIGERATOR: 2 Door w/Ice
Maker & STOVE: 30" Elec-
tric. $275. for both, will sep.
(772)215-9168
REFRIGERATOR, Amana, '96
Side by Side w/ice & water in
door. Will deliver in Okeecho-
bee. $150 (863)357-3830
STOVE- Magic Chef, Works
Good. $40. (863)673-1877
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
Super Capacity, Asking
$225 for the pair.
(772)215-9168
WASHER/DRYER, & Micro-
wave- Good condition. $125
will separate.
(863)467-1547



WIND KIT- For a Sears shed.
Protects wind gust up to
140mph $45.
(863)467-1782


BIKE Unisex, Murray, green,
$50. Call (863)467-9854.



ROOF PANELS (8), Alumi-
num, used, 8 ft. long. $30
takes all. (863)763-3951


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to grow, so does HRMC-torever
improving to meet the future needs of our friends and neighbors. While
the challenges of our commitment may seem grand, so is the pride and
satisfaction we receive from helping so many. Then again, it's all in a
day's work at HRMC.

HRMC team members are rewarded for their contributions
with competitive compensation, exceptional benefits, a truly
collaborative environment, and the opportunity to make an impact
with an evolving healthcare leader. For priority consideration,
forward your resume to: HRMC, Attn: Human Resources, 3600
S. Highlands Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; fax: 863-385-0498;
e-mail: dennis.almquist@hrmc.hma-corp.com EOE


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The Okeechobee News has immediate
opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:




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Oke chob ee Must have a dependable
car and provide excellent
T"wT service to our customers
INewS everyday.

Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.
Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233


BABY, SWING, Boy Baby
Clothes Premmie-12mo's,
Bouncers, Etc. All for $150,
will sep. (863)763-2413

CAR SEAT- BOY BABY
CLOTHES 0-15mo., Lots of
toys, etc. $75 for all, will sep
863-357-7136 Aft 7pm


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Gazebo Sandbox
Here's a great looking do-it-
yourself project that com-
bines a big hexagonal sand-
box with a classic gazebo, so
it's not only fun, but it makes
a handsome addition to any
yard. The sandbox measures
5 ft. wide by 7 ft. tall.
Gazebo Sandbox plan
(No. 792)... $9.95
Playhouses/Structures Pack
4 plans incl. 792
(No. C104)... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include ,
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


CLOTHES, infant seat,
swings, bouncer, rocker,
carseat w/carrier, porta crib
$225 will sep.
(863)467-7838.


Girls Clothes, exc. cond., siz-
es 5-8, $50 for all, will sell
separately. (863)824-8749
SCRUBS- 6-Shirts & 5-palr of
pants. Sizes small & Medi-
um. $60. (863)467-1189
WEDDING DRESS- Mary's In-
formal Collection, Ivory,
new, never worn, Euro size
18, $250 (863)675-2624.


HO TRAIN SET, 7, comp.
S5x10, elaborate layout, Nas-
car theme, w/100+Nas
cars, $500 (863)675-3394



DELL-kyboard, mouse, moni-
tor, great for school/home,
games, fast, Si abia Espeni-
01. $150. (863)843-0323.
GATEWAY COMPUTER with.
printer, $250/neg. Call
863-674-0304.


BED & MATTRESS, Twin size
w/lighted headboard. $50.
(863)763-2458
BUNK BED, 3 mo. old, black,
metal w/complete desk and
chair on bottom. $50.
(863)634-2098
BUNK BED- Single on top, dbl
on bottom, good condition,
asking $125.
(863)634-9929.
CERAMIC FLOOR TILE
1sq ft. Brand new. 90 pcs
$22.50 for all or will sep.
(863)357-1078
CHAIRS (2) Wing Back,
Matching. Beautiful. Deep rust
color. Exc. condition. $130 for
both, will sep. (863)467-8050
DESK- large, double pedestal,
asking $60. (863)675-7350.


COCKATIEL- Yellow, Male, To
Good Home Only! $30.
(863)673-1877
Coffee Table & End Tables,
light oak wood, $30.
(863)675-3998
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Match-
ing set. Multi Colored. $150
(863)634-0716
CRIBS, (2), like new, w/mir-
rors & plexi glass, light
wood, $100 neg. will sell
sep. (863)467-9908
DINETTE SET- Chrome 50's
,style wltb 2 chairs aqua &
white. $90.(863)634-4089
DINETTE SET, Country Style,
Heavy Duty. Includes 6
chairs. 34"x60". Good con-
dition. $300 (863)763-6391
DINETTE SET, Includes. Bench
and 6 chairs. Really good
shape. $100 (863)675-3774
DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid
wood with 2 leafs, 6 High
back chairs.. Very nice $700.
(863)634-9842 Okee area
DR table tinted mirror glass
w/ center leaf. No chairs
$50 (863)357-1078
DRESSER- Good condition.
$30. (863)634-9626 Call
anytime
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid Wood. Lg., on rollers
w/2 glass cabinets on ea side,
etc. $300. (863)634-2582
FUTON, $25. (863)227-4233
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD,
King Size, Mountain style,
solid pine, $200.
(863)634-2582
Queen Sofa Bed, Rocker,
Drum end table, Glass end
table w/lamp, 2 end tables.
$185 will sep 863-946-3860
SOFA BED & 2) Swivel Reclin-
ers. Matching. Exc. cond.
$600 or best offer. Located
Okeechobee (305)304-4538
SOFA, LS, END TABLES,
COFFEE TBL- good condi-
tion, $125 for all.
(863)634-0526.
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter. Asking $400 neg.
(561)985-1873


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BR Set,, 4 pc., $75, Dog Ken-
nel, 10x6x6, $100, Trampo-
line, futon bunk bed
w/mattresses, $200, wed-
ding dress, sz. 12, never
worn, $200, go cart, seater, "
$1000. (863)673-4621
CB BASE STATION Realistic,
'Navaho TRC-434, like new
in box, $50. Call
863-357-3779.
Ceramic Kiln, large, 6 ft. slat-
ted table & mud mixer,
.$500. 2735 NE 3rd Ave.
File Cabinet, metal, 4 drawer,
like new condition, $50.
(863)763-6340



MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS-
from household goods,
stereo equip, treadmill, CD's
& more all for $2.000
(863)467-5500.



PIANO- IM:,ALL .'. t:,Wri
Like new, beautiful sound
$1100 (863)902-8883
PIANO, Upright. Must sell.
$600 or best offer.
(863)763-6369


ALBINO COCKATIEL'S- (2)
hand fed, with cage, $75.
(863)983-6537.
AMAZONS 2,'2 yr old, Orange
Winged. Need TLC $600. for
the pair or will sep.
863-634-2842 or 634-1987
ANIMAL CAGE, Small, 2x2
squared. Shelf, Ramp. Ex-
cellent condition. $35.
(863)357-2588
AQUARIUMS-il Alred.vy
est. w/ fish, Jp,:'r j11 acc.,
different sizes. $175 for all
or will sep. (863)228-7230
AQUARIUMS, (2), 10 & 30
gallon, lights, filters, breed-
ers, heaters, thermometers,
$175. (863)675-0162
BABY MINI -POT BELLY PIG
$50 (863)983-7702
BOXER PUPPIES: $400 Each,
Mother for $500 & Regis-
tered Father for $700.
(863)675-0430
FISH TANKS (25) 2/2, 5's &
10's, Including Accessories,
$150. (863)357-1775
PIT BULL PUPPIES, 3 Female,
1 Male, 2 Brindle 2 Fawn, 7
wks. old. w/shots. $300.
(772)336-9589
Looking to buy small breed
puppies, will purchase
whole litter. Please call
954-394-2443.
MALE CHIHUAHUA- 8wks
old, very small, 1st shots,
1st $300 takes it.
(863)357-3564.
MINIATURE POODLE 8 wks
old, male, silver color, thor-
oughbred but NO papers,
$400.,Call 863-763-4989.
PUPPIES, Bloodhound / Curr
Mix. $50. (863)610-0046
RABBITS (2) Medium Size.
'Huge cage & feed included.
Free to good home only.
(863)357-7136
SHIHTZU AKC reg.
Champion bloodline, 9 mos
old, great w/ kids. Sacrifice
for $600 (863)467-8896.
SHOW RABBITS w/ nice
cages & accessories. $150
for all or will sep.
(863)228-7230
YORKI PO0 PUP- tiny choco-
late male, adorable, shots,
$600 cash. (863)357-0037
or (561)603-1669


HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


Warehouse
spaceR


VANITY w/Mlrror, Brand new.
$60 (863)675-3774



GOLF CLUBS, Callaway
Woods, Ladies, Right hand,
Driver, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7. $350
for, will sep. 863)467-1910
LADIES GOLF CLUBS- left
handed, woods, 1,3,5 & 7,
Irons 4 thru wedge, graphite
shaft, $125
(863)467-6162.
VOLK GOLF 1989, Lots of
new parts, new tires. Needs
body work. $1000 neg.
(863)801-6149



BOWFLEX, '05, Sports Model,
never been used, selling due
to illness, $10000 neg.
(863)763-4939/634-2017
WEIGHTS & BENCH- 410 Ibs,
w/ extras, $175 or best of-
fer. (863)983-2246.


HANDICAP TOILET, portable,
brand new, never been used,
$25. (863)467-5709
HOSPITAL BED'- Invacare,
electric, new mat, plus air
mat with pump included
$450.neg. (863)655-3436.
LIFT CHAIR, Motorized, new,
cost $1200, sell for $900.
(863)467-5838
SCOOTER,. PRIDE, motorized,
sonic, used one time, cost
$1100, sell for $700.
(863)467-5838
WALKER, Aluminum w/2
large front wheels. $25.
(863)763-2458
WALKER, Senior Citizen,
brand new, $30.
(863)467-5709
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, 4
wheel. Like new. Used. only
1 month. $1500 neg.
(863)801-6149
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WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Agriculture



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




CATTLE TRAILER- Goose-
neck, 24', swing gates, like
new tires, dual axle, $1700
(863)697-9704.
TRACTORS (2) 8N, Ford, ask-
ing $1500 (863)763-1370.


AQHA STALLION- 16.1 hands,
by. Hint of Conclusive, Great
Sire, Very gentle. Must sell
$5000. firm (561)795-9657
BAY. MARE: 14 years old
w/tack. $800.
(863)675-0430
BUCK SKIN APPALOOSA
Gelding, Great personality.
Experienced rider.. $1800 or
best offer. (863)357-3325
FARRIER SERVICE
Experienced, Dependable.
(772)871-0817 or
(772)528-9348
Donit Miss

This One
Hillsboro all alum. Gooseneck
4 horse slant/trailer, '87,
weekender living quarters,
$5000 neg. (863)357-1945
HORSES, 12 yr. old, Appaloo-
sa Mare. Good w/kids. May
be in foal. Good 4-H project.
$1000 (863)634-7801
LIVESTOCK TRAILER 22',
metal top & siding, $1500 or
best offer. Call
(561) 236-8708 anytime,
PAINT GELDING, 2 years old.
Approx. 14 hands. Not
broke. $400 (954)520-6707
PALOMINO- Registered Mini
Stud. $500. (863)697-6713
QUARTER HORSE GELDING,
12 yrs. old. Needs experi-
enced rider. $1000.
(863)634-7801
Quarter Horse Mare, 8 yrs.
old & Quarter Horse Gelding, 3
yrs. old. $3000 for both, will
sep. (239)694-5611
SADDLE
Used but in good condition
$250 (863)902-8883
SUPERB QUALITY registered
broke" horses, all prices.
772-263-6830.



TOP SOIL, $1.25 cu:yd.
Loaded on your truck or
can arrange hauling
@ your expense. 3 mls. from
Okeechobee City. Call Tony
@ (561)721-5770



GARDEN TILLER- Yardman
MTD, rear tine, like new,
$450 or best offer.
(863)697-9704.
LAWN MOWER PARTS, Snap-
per, Murray, MTD, Briggs &
Strattori: All new. $300.
(863)763-3951
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$700. Will separate.
(863)801-1666


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HUNTING BOW, Buckmaster
Camo, split limb design, ar-
rows & case, ready to hunt,
$275. (863)763-6700



STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg.
Call 863-674-0304.



CB RADIO- Uniden brand,
missing microphone, $20.
(863)674-0098.


PRESSURE WASHER
2400 PSI, 5/2 h/p, Honda
Engine $300 (863)763-3599
WELDER, Electric, Miller, Blue
Star 2E. & Small electric air
compressor on 2 wheel trail-
er. $1500 (863)675-8074


AIR HOCKEY TABLE: Large,
Arcade Style. $200 or best
offer. (863)763-6369



SHOP VAC- 10 gallon, com-
mercial, stainless steel, ask-
ing $55. (863)675-7350.
MEi I


MOWER- Scott, Auto, 25HP
Kohler. Needs transmission.
$800. or best offer.
(863)269-4161
RIDING MOWER -Snapper.
42" cut, 15h/p Kohler eng.,
zero turn w/ attachments
$1500 (863)357-0215
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 12HP,
36" cut, good condition,
runs great, $500.
(863)635-3627.


LIVESTOCK TRAILER-15',
Ideal for horses & livestock.
$500 or best offer. Call
(561) 236-8708 anytime



SADDLE, Barrel Style & Tack,
reins, bits, blankets, etc. $350
(772)201-5166


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.,'
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960




OAK LAKE VILLAS, 2BR/2BA,
1 yr. minimum, asking $975
mo. (863)763-8001


Eagle Bay, 3/2, quiet street,
no pets, fenced yard, 1st,
last, sec. $1600 mo.
(863)634-7296
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., Pool
Kings Bay $935. mo. +
$1300 Sec. Dep., Ameri-Prty
Mngmnt (772)370-3752
OKEECHOBEE-1br, 1ba
B.H.R Waterfront, w/lake.
access. First, last & sec.
$525 per mo (561)202-7706
When doing Liose rhoesis i
rJoing you in, it time to
Iook for a nelper in the
claEs, ieds



Medical
Office Space
For Lease, needs build
out completed. Approx.
2000 sq. ft. willing to di-
vide into 2 separate of-
fice spaces, close to
hospital. For information
863-467-0831.

RealEstate



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




Laundromat, a/c, exc. equip-
ment, good lease space,
very good gross, located on
441 SE, priced to sell at
$225,000. Call
(863)634-6300 or
61-827-6508





BEST Location Ever! 4br 2ba
On 5 acres. 4 bay utility barn,
newly refurbished, concrete
drive & parking. Must See!
Call Jay 863-634-3451
Indian Hammock, 3/2, dbl.
crpt. w/1/1 guest house, 2.7
acres, private, quiet, stables
& riding trails, airstrip, sep-
arate hunting area, other
amenities. $429,000.
(561)596-3889 Broker
KINGS BAY: 5265 S.E. 43rd
St. 2 BR, 2 BA., 1 Car garage,
FL Rm., Tile Firs. Solid Con-
struction. City Water/Sewer.
Fresh paint. Community Pool.
$134,900.772-579-8489


COM
WAEOUE ORRN
WihElcrciv-Ide llo trg
80140each
863-64-798

Spotin Lan


DIXIE RANCH ACRES- Cleared
1 acre, with oak trees, For
Information Call
(863)763-1090
Okeechobee 51/2 Acres,
2 Buildable Lots. Cleared.
Well & Electric. $350,000.
(863)610-0219 5pm-7pm



PRIVATE REAL ESTATE IN-
VESTOR- Looking for prop-
erties to buy. If interested
call Brent (863)634-5129.

Mobile Homes



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




In MHP in Town: 2 BR, 1 BA,
Near shopping. New roof &
new tile. $12,000 or best of-
fer. (863)763-6456



PALM HARBOR Mobile Home
'2001,3BR, 2BA, 28'x60'
Like new. (863)763-7909
TAYLOR CREEK LODGE #33,
12'x56' Fully furn. New roof
w/or w/out 14'x32' screen
rm. Incl 16' '95 Alum Boat
40HP motor & trailer
$25,000 863-357-1784,
-239-2695711 or
239-821-8787
THIS WILL NOT LAST LONG!!
Fully furnished, 3 br, 1/2 ba,
FL Rm., Storage Rm. New
C/Air & Heat & More. A must
see home! Located @ Oak
Mobile Home Park, Trailer
#17, $22,000. Possible terms
or best offer."(772)879-2879

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campera/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Acceasorles 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles -ATVs 3035



AIRBOAT, FIBERGLASS- With
Polymer, 13' 500 Cadillac
mtr with trailer $4000.
(561)262-1390
ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/
trlr, 2 motors, 2 trolling mo-
tors, fish finder, anchors,
swivel seats, $2000
(863)635-3627.
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $200.
863-674-1105.
Carolina Skiff, '05, 21', DLX,
trir, 90hp Yamaha, biminy
top, great white trolling mo-
tor, live well, misc. equip-
ment, exc. cond., $8,995.
(863)983-8417.
EBBTIDE BASS BOAT 1983,
16' 6" w/115 hp. Evinrude &
Trolling Motor. $1800 or best
offer. (863)632-9166
GLASS STREAM- '86, 16',
In/Out board. Motor needs
work. $1500 or best offer
(863)634-7108
MERCURY '01, 25 HP, electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
MFG CAREFREE 14Ft. Boat
w/Johnson 35 hp., Bimini Top
CD Stereo & Trailer. Excellent
cond. $1800 (561)644-1596
SPORTSMAN BOAT- '89, 18'
10" Alum. Has '95 motor
120 force w/trailer $4000.
Call Don 863-634-5244


BOUNDER, '90, 70k mi., new
trans., good cond., $12,900.
(772)785-5771
Dodge Motorhome, '74, 20',
totally reconditioned, runs
great, sleeps 4, a/c, $2000.
(863)357-1945
JAYCO 5TH WHEEL- 30; With
slide out. Great shape.
$7000, (561)746-2921
MOBILE HOME 5TH WHEEL-
371/2', Located at 70 Whis-
pering Creek Park Great
cond $3000 863-234-1701
RV one w/screened in porch.
For more information call
(863)763-3599
SUNNYBROOK 5TH WHEEL
'05- Toy hauler, 3 slides, 39'
10", KS bed, $50,000
(863)697-1646.



BOAT TRAILER 15ft
Brand new brake lights, single
axle, $200 or best offer
(863)467-6423
CENTER CONSOLE- small, fi-
berglass, w/incorporated
seat for small boat, $30.


SUZUKI GS 550- '79, Runs
god. 17K, Needs a little
TLC, $1000. or best offer.
(863)634-1867
YAMAHA 535 VIRAGO, '97-
13K miles, $1500 or best
offer. (863)467-7587.
YAMAHA YZ 125 2001, Dirt
Bike. A very reliable bike.
Call (863)634-3617.



HONDA 250 1989 4 Wheeler,
Shaft Drive, Needs rear end.
Might run. $100
(863)357-3981
HONDA 4 WHEELER 200 in
excellent condition. $2100
(863)801-1666


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted O)10
Classic Cars 41015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 41025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4-)40
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 41,1)



Catfish Boat, 21' long, 70hp
Tohatsu, new trlr, good
cond., $3000.
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron.
CHEVY CORSICA, '92- good
condition, 4dr, auto, new
tires, no AC, asking $1200
(863)763-7609.
Chevy Corvette, '85, strong
running, good looking, nice
interior, $8500.
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron
FORD MUSTANG 1989 Con-
vertible: Needs work. $1200
or best offer.
(863)946-0599
KIA- '98, Cold air, 6 cyc. Auto,
New Low, Profile tires. Leath-
er seats. Great mileage
$2500 863-467-2614
MERCURY '89, Grand marque
Nice cond.,Very dependable.
Tan w/white top. $1999
(863)675-3726 Alva
MERCURY TRACER, '91- 4dr,
selling "as is" $2500 or best
offer (863)675-1621.
OLDSMOBILE, '97- 4dr, 54AK
miles, all power, like new,
$5000 (863)675-2392.
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1992,
Full power, A/C, C/C, Pioneer
Stereo. Asking $2000.
(863)675-2598



Ford Bronco,'84, 4 whl dr.,
modified motor, high jacker
lift kit, $2500.
(863)261-1104/467-1578
Parts Repir


SALE BY OWNER- $179,000,
Great Location, 3br/2fb,
fenced back yard, garage,
new carpet, remodeled
kitchen, W/D, new roof, Call
for Appt. (863)824-0800 Ext
301.


DODGE DAKOTA. '95, Club
Cab, Loaded, Mechanically
sound. Needs breaks $2500.
(863)610-1182
FORD F250- '88, 5th wheel,
Runs Great. $1400.
(863)634-1867
FORD F250, '95- 6 cyl, AC, 2
fuel tanks, camper top,
$2300 or best offer
(863)467-0139.
FORD F350 1984, Dually flat-
bed. $1000 or best offer.
(863)675-8573
FORD RANGER, '84- 2.8 V6,
4x4, runs good, $1100 firm,
must go! (863)441-2942.
FORD Ranger, '98 Club Cab.
Flare side. ac/auto/new
trans. $6299 or can finance -
$1800 dwn. 60/wkly.
,(954)587-2644 or 260-1933
TOYOTA PU, '88- 4 speed, 4
cylinder, alot of new parts,
Needs work w/carb. $900.
(863)634-7706.


CHEVY S10 BLAZER- '87,
$500. (863)357-6775


ENCLOSED TRAILER- Wells
Cargo, 20ft, barn doors each
end, $2500 (863)699-9701.
EQUIPMENT TRAILER
Tandem axle, ramp, pinto
hitch, 6K-8K lb capacity
$1500 (863)675-6651 after 6
HOMEMADE TRAILER- large
enough for riding mower,
$125. (863)634-0526.
UTILITY TRAILER- 10', Excel-
lent condition. Used 1 time.
$900. (863)467-1547


FORD HI-TOP CONV VAN,
'88- full power, runs good,
AC not working, 2nd owner,
$1800 (954)584-7912.

Public Notices
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
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LEGAL NOTICE
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tomers in Okeechobee will no longer
receive the Chronicle Channel (165)
found on our Digital Basic Tier;
Chronicle will cease transmission as
Sof that date. We apologize for any in-
convenience this may cause and

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR CO- "
QUNA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
WILL HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNES-
DAY, AUGUST 10, 2005 AT 9:00-A.M.
IN THE ADMINISTRATION ANNEX
BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
EXTENSION OFFICE, SMALL CONFER-
ENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 n.,
OKEECHOBEE, FL. A COPY OF THE
PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OB-
TAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE
UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DE-
CIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY
THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY
MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH
MEETING; THAT PERSONiWILL NEED
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PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE
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THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON
WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEET-
ING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND
TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE
WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE
MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS
WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED
TO ATTEND.
DANNY FAIRCLOTH
SUPERINTENDENT
,17429 NW242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
S(863) 763-4601 OR (863)634-3166
69078 ON 7/27,31/05


(863)763-3196.
TRAILER, Mastercraft '01, fits
boats, 190, 197 & 209, & 20-
21' Long. New cond. $2000
(561)644-7237/795-9657


HONDA CBR HURRICANE-
'90, Approx. 43K, Runs but
needs work. $1000. or best
offer. (863)467-1189
Honda Goldwing Aspencade,
'86, 1200, tons of chrome &
lights, runs great, $4200 or
best offer. (772)336-9589
nites & weekends or
157*135*14986
MINI CHOPPER New, only
rode twice. $475
(863)763-3599
MINI CHOPPER- 2 stroke, 25
mph, Black. $350.
(863)634-4089


CHEVY BLAZER 1988, For
parts. $400 or best offer. See
Ruben @ across for Duda
Juice Plant in blue trailer.
CHRYSLER MINI VAN 1991,,
Needs motor. $200
(863)467-2156
ENGINE, 1981 Rebuilt 3500,
2 Bolts main short block in
crate, 2 Heads. Cond. un-
known. $450 (863)763-6391
FORD ENGINE- 1976, 300,
6 cyl, w/ 4 speed, can hear
run, $300 (863)763-1370.
HONDA 1987, 4 Door, needs
motor. $200 (863)467-2156
JEEP '91- parts only, was run-
ning, $500 or best offer.
(863)357-1976.
RACING HOOD- After market,
Aluminum. $50. or best offer
(863)261-2263
RIMS & TIRES- 4, AKUZA 20"
good condition $800 or best
offer (863)763-3349 Ask for
Patrick
TIRES (4) 235/75/R15, Fits
most SUV or P/U Trucks, Day-
ton all terrain, good cond.
$40. (302)222-2592 Jim.
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt, Tur-
bo 350. $300 or best offer.
(863)467-8856.
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt, Tur-
bo 700, w/GM converter,
$400. or best offer.
(863)467-8856.
UTILITY BED Reading, for
1 ton truck. All doors lock w/
. xtra covered bin great shape
$1500 (863)675-9237
WHEELS & NEW TIRES, 20"
Chrome, Fits any 6 lug pat-
tern 2003 & up. $1400 or
best offer. (863)227-0263
WHEELS & TIRES (4) 20",
chrome, w/285/50 Good-
year Eagle tires, $800 neg.
(863)528-1894.
WHEELS, Alcoa's, 16.5x12.
For late model 8 lug pattern.
$650. (863)675-3743


CHEVY 1500 PU, '86- flat bed,
auto, V8, runs great, good
tires, $1000.
(863)697-6812 cell.
CHEVY- '1955, Original en-
gine, rough but restorable.
800. or best offer
(863)675-4643


CHEVY S-10 '94 Club Cab.
A/C, Auto, Stereo, C/C.
$3299 cash or finance
w/$1200 down. $60/wkly.
(954)587-2644/260-1933
CHEVY S10 PICK UP 1995, 2
wd., 5 spd., 4 cyl. New tires
& engine! $1995 or best of-
fer. (863)528-4372
CHEVY SHORT BED 1988,
Tagged. Racing motor.
Clean. Must see! $2500.
Firm. (302)335-3442