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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 217


Friday, August 5, 2005


504 Plus tax


County ponders new budget


Proposed budget
tops $87 million
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Com-
missioners held a second work-
shop Thursday morning to
work on details of the county's
proposed budget of
$87,367,848 for the coming fis-
cal year.
The proposed millage rate is


7.10. One mill equals $1 for
every $1,000 of assessed value.
At their Aug. 4 meeting, the
commissioners concentrated
on the general fund.
According to figures
released from the assistant
county administrator's office, a
typical tax bill under the pro-
posed budget based on an
assessed property value of
$75,000 less $25,000 home-
stead exemption would be
$842. This includes county,


South Florida Water Manage-
ment District, Children's Coun-
cil and school board taxes.
In the proposed budget,
$650 was earmarked for the
Okeechobee Historical Society
to pay their utilities.
Commissioner Clif Betts stat-
ed that if the historical society
helps the county in their efforts
to restore the old jail, the coun-
ty should give them more
money.
Commission Chairman John


Abney said that was farther
down the road.
Deputy County Administra-
tor Robbie Chartier told the
commissioners that they had
budgeted $6,000 for the Cham-
ber of Commerce last year to
help produce a county map.
However, the Chamber never
requested it.
Mr. Betts suggested the
money be carried forward into
the new budget in case the
Chamber needed it later.


The amount of money
appropriated to the tax collec-
tor remained the same as last
year- $415,000.
The budget for the health
department also remained the
same at $160,000.
The position of veterans'
services officer is currently
funded for 32 hours. It was the
consensus of the board to
increase the hours to 40.
See Budget Page 2


Earn your
degree at IRCC
If you are bound for a com-
petitive university, the best
place to start may well be right
in your own backyard at Indian
River Community College. An
impressive number of the
more than 40,000 students at
IRCC are saving time and
money while working and
attending college, many in
preparation for transfer to a top
pick four-year college or univer-
sity. IRCC offers flexible sched-
uling options including new
"Afternoons at the River" and
"Friday's Only" classes. Stu-
dents can attend classes in the
afternoon only, or Friday's only,
and work toward earning their
associate degree in two years.
Registration is underway and.
classes begin August 24 in Vero
Beach, Ft. Pierce, Port St. Lucie,
Stuart and Okeechobee.
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Cadets S. Tople, M. DeVincenzo, H. Feliciano and R. Creter (left to right) work on their
long range navigation exercise across Lake Okeechobee. The cadets are operating a-
Zodiac F-470 Combat Raiding Craft used by the Navy's SEAL's in maritime insertion and
extraction operations. The F-470 is 15 feet long and is powered by a fully submersible
35 HP Johnson "Enforcer" motor manufactured for the Navy by Bombardier, USA.

Cadets finish Maritime Ops course


Selected cadets from Okee-
chobee's Naval Sea Cadet pro-
gram recently completed their
Special Warfare Maritime Oper-
/ nations course in Okeechobee,
the Navy's SEAL Museum beach
training area, and in Atlantic
Ocean offshore from Fort Pierce.
Sixteen cadets from the Trident
program graduated from the
advanced Maritime Operations
Course. The cadets completed
their SCUBA diving qualifica-"
tions including ocean dives,
range qualifications with Special
Operations Command
pistols, and advanced long
range combat raiding craft oper-
ations.
The Trident program is
administered locally by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office as their official pro-active
youth development activity, and
is directly, sponsored by the

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Airport has



new manager


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Air-
port's new manager, Vernon
Gray, comes to the job with
years of experience. He is a
veteran of 22 years in the navy
in the aviation field. In addi-
tion, he spent 16 years as a
civilian defense contractor in
the aviation field.
Mr. Gray said that after two
years of retirement he decided
to go back to work.
After applying for the job,
he was interviewed over the
telephone in late March. Next,
on April 11, he had a 3.5-hour
face-to-face interview with
County Administrator George
Long. Mr. Long must have
liked what he heard because
Mr. Gray said that two or three
weeks later, he was. offered


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the job as manager of the air-
port and the industrial park.
Upon arrival, he hit the
ground running. He is now in
his fifth week and is involved
in several projects.
"Thus far he has done a
great job and I expect he is
going to continue to do that,"
was Mr. Long's comment
about the new airport manag-
er.
Mr. Long went on to say
that he expected to see more
uniformity in leases and better
maintenance.
The apron lighting project
will soon be completed that
will light up the area around
the terminal building, the air-
craft parking area and the fuel-
ing area.
Mr. Gray said the Automat-
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Cadet 'Josh Solis is getting prepared for his SCUBA
"entanglement" exercise. Cadet M. DeVincenzo careful-
ly inspects the "entanglement" lines, and Solis' SCUBA
equipment before he enters the pool. The training is
designed to give the divers confidence in their skills
and ability to get out of entanglements while under
water. The cadets only have 5 minutes to free the lines.


Lake level
LastYear:
12.38 feet


(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Comics ..... ... 10
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ .11
Obituaries . . .3
Opinion .......... 4. 4
Speak Out ..... ..4
Sports . . .7
TV ............ 12
Weather ............ 2
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Juvenile center topic of discussion


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News.
Tuesday's Rotary Club meet-
ing invited guest speakers from
Okeechobee's Juvenile Correc-
tional Center.
The facility's administrator
Cindy Stepanovich and the pro-
gram manager Demetria
Refoure spoke to Rotary Club
members about the Level 10
facility, which is home to 96
maximum- and high-risk juve-
nile offenders.
Mrs. Stepanovich explained
that the center is for many of the
juveniles, "the last level before
actual prison."
She went on to tell club
members that the facility is sec-
ond in the state for maximum-
and high-risk space for chronic
and also for first-time offenders
who commit crimes of a partic-
ularly serious nature.
Mrs. Stepanovich reported
that many of the juveniles
housed at the facility have come
from extremely dysfunctional


family situations and use those
situations to excuse their
crimes.
"The philosophy of the cen-
ter regarding offenders is that
they cannot use past experi-
ences as an excuse for' bad
behavior," she said. "Many of
the kids work with psychiatrists
and therapists to overcome
mental health issues and about
25-30 of them are on some type
of psychotropic medications.
We create as positive an artifi-
cial environment as possible for
juveniles at the center for up to
three years providing daily
needs including support, and
discipline guidelines for those
within the system."
The center's administrator
also told Rotarians that as of
June, the facility has taken over
educating the center's juvenile
population. The facility provides
its own teaching staff. However,
it is currently searching for a
teacher qualified to teach Eng-
lish to students.
Mrs. Refoure, who is in


charge of safety and security for
the center, spoke on the topic of
staffing the center. She told club
members she has been working
with juvenile offenders for the
past 14 years.
"This job is not for everyone.
You must love working with the
kids to make a difference in
their lives in order to stay with
it," Mrs. Refoure said. "The key
is making sure that the kids have
what is needed for them to suc-
ceed in the program."
The center currently has a
recidivism-rate of 49 percent for
the maximum risk kids, and 14
percent for those in the high risk
category. This is partially due to
the fact that while juveniles are
at the center, many of their fami-
ly members just give up on
them leaving them to 'not
want to go home' after- they
have served their time in the
program.
' Mrs. Refoure has instituted a
'family days' program, which
See Rotary Page 2


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Okeechobee Juvenile Correctional Center administrator
Mrs. Cindy Stepanovich (left) and the center's program
manager in charge of safety and security Mrs. Demetria
Refoure (right) were the invited guest speakers at the
Rotary Club weekly meeting chaired by club president
Lonnie Kirsch.


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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 Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) staff to
meet community members that
'are interested in using the
restored Kissimmee River Valley
region for public use and recre-
ation.
For information, call Kelli
Stickrath at (863) 447-1998.


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ed Weather Observation Station
(AWOS) is operational. Using
this system, pilots approaching
Okeechobee can receive current
weather conditions by radio. He
said it would pick up lighting 75
miles away.
In three or four months, Mr.
Gray said the airport master plan
carrying the airport ten years
into the future would be com--
pleted.
Security fencing around the
airport will be completed this
year.
Mr. Gray he said he was
actively seeking tenants to the
industrial park. He said his prior-
ity was to facilitate economic
development of the airport and
the industrial park and to create
jobs. He said he measured eco-
nomic development by the num-
ber of jobs created and that
while renting hangars generates
revenue for the county, it doesn't
generate jobs.
However, he-t.aid that all
hangars are rented and there is a
waiting list of 20 people for


Rotary

Continued From Page 1
invites juvenile's family members
several times throughout the year
to the center to help them 'recon-
nect' with their families. She
explained that families that bond


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Vernon Gray, manager. of the. Okeechobee County Airport,
checks the weather radar to determine flight conditions.


vacant hangars.
Mr. Gray said there seems to
be a lot of interest in renting
industrial park space. He said he
had a call from a woman in Ore-
gon who was interested in a 30
to 40,000 thousand square foot
warehouse.
As a drawing point, the Okee-
chobee airport has the lowest
priced aviation fuel in the area,


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he said.
Mr. Gray grew up in rural
southern Maryland and he said
that coming to Okeechobee was
like coming back to the area
where he grew up. He and his
wife have two grown sons. One
is a teacher and the other son is
in civil engineering.
The Grays also have four
grandchildren.


ike the transi- cannot read at their grade level
3n to a home will work to improve their skills
successful. when someone shows an interest
Lich the dedi- in helping them to achieve their
which the dedi- goals."
manager was Mrs. Refoure has also formed a
was the con- choir group of 12 kids together
y of the kids teaching them to work together
e at the center, as a group towards a musical
the kids who goal, birthday celebrations which
many of the juveniles have never
had, and has incentive programs
W for good behavior such as cook-
outs and other activities.
In other Rotary Club business:
July was recognized as Liter-
acy Awareness month for which
Rotary Club's contribution was to
purchase dictionaries for the
school district's third graders.
Rotary Club will hold a
fundraising event for the upcom-
ing Labor Day holiday. Club mem-
bers will host a barbecue in Fla-
gler Park selling dinners with
proceeds to benefit community
programs through Rotary Club.
A total of $1,100 has been
* ^ donated by area businesses in
support of the student school box
program. School boxes will
include basic school supplies to
benefit local school children.
Rotary Club member,.Magis-
trate Deborah Hooker will inter-
a IO view for Circuit Judge on Aug. 20
in Tallahassee.
Rotary Minute was delivered
by club member Mike Costopou-
los. He told club members about
the classification criteria for new
club members. Rotary Interna-
tional requires new club mem-
rs" bers be in classifications from dif-
ferent professions with not more
than two people from any given
profession to provide for diversity
in clubs. Rotary Clubs should also
not have any more than 25 per-
cent of club members from any
one particular field of business.
Rotary Club meetings are held
every Tuesday at noon at the
Golden Corral Restaurant located
at 700 S. Parrott Ave.





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Budget

Continued From Page 1
The budget for the medical
examiner showed a decrease
from $90,927 to 83,097 due to
credit for an overpayment.
The county's appropriation
to the Association of Retarded
Citizens (ARC) was $25,000 this
year. Currently, the proposed
budget contains no funding for
the coming year since Mrs.
Chartier said no request for
funding was received from ARC.
She was instructed to see if
the county attorney and ARC's
attorney were working on the
details of the matching funds
agreement the two entities had
decided upon previously. This
would have a bearing on the
amount of funding the county
would be required to provide for
ARC.
The budget for mental
health, indigent services and
Medicaid has a new line item of
$9,190 for legal aid to indigents.
In connection with the dis-
cussion of the parks and recre-
ation budget, Mr. Betts suggest-
ed cleaning up the area around
the boat ramp at Platt's Bluff.
The amount allocated for
general operating supplies in
the extension office was
increased from $1,300 to $6,800.
This was the result of a new law
requiring background checks


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UDT-SEAL Association, the UDT-
SEAL Museum Association, and.
the Naval Special Warfare Foun-
dation. In addition, the Trident
program is directly supported
and funded by the Children's
Services Council of Okeechobee
County. Okeechobee District
School students enrolled in the
Trident receive high school elec-
tive credit in Naval Science for
each year they complete with
the program. Successful com-


for people working with chil-
dren. The extension office is
tasked with supervising the 4-H
program.
Funding for facilities mainte-
nance will be adjusted to
include funding for three inmate
crews to help with maintenance
work.
The proposed budget con-
tains $270,000 for the design of a
new county administration
building. Another $300,000 has
been set aside for design of an
emergency management com-
munications building. The agri-
civic center is scheduled to
receive $95,000 for the arena
compound and $150,000 for
equine event amenities.
Several projects are slated for
the sports complex. To re-roof
buildings, $114,500 has been set
aside. An additional parking lot
for the complex is in the pro-
posed budget at a cost of
$105,459.
The community center is slat-
ed to receive $388,000, and
$82,112 has been appropriated
for new entrance lighting and a
sign.
For the softball field, the pro-
posed budget contains $174,800
for a score tower, concession
stand and restroom.
The jail is scheduled to
receive a resurfaced parking lot
at a cost of $42,000.
Another budget workshop
will be held after the commis-
sion meeting on Aug. 11.


pletion of the program and grad-
uation from high school quali-
fies cadets to enter the Armed
Forces at advanced pay grade
levels.
The Trident program is
accepting applications for
enrollment for the fall semester
in August. There are a limited
number of openings available.
Parents & prospective cadets
who are interested in the Trident
should call 863-357-1600 before
the 15th of August for additional
information and to receive an
information packet about the
program.


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Why earn your associate degree at nearby IRCC?


If you are bound for a competi-
tive university, the best place to
start may well be right in your own
backyard at Indian River Commu-
nity College. An impressive num-
ber of the more than 40,000 stu-
dents at IRCC are saving time and
money while working and attend-
ing college, many in preparation
for transfer to a top pick four-year
college or university. IRCC offers
flexible scheduling options includ-
ing new "Afternoons at the River"
and "Friday's Only" classes. Stu-
dents can attend classes in the
afternoon only, or Friday's only,
and work toward earning their
associate degree in two years. Reg-
istration is underway and classes
begin August 24 in Vero Beach, Ft.
Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Stuart and
Okeechobee.

Dual enrollment
info session Aug. 8
High school students who are
interested in earning college credit
while still in high school are invited
to attend a dual enrollment infor-
mation session on Monday, Aug. 8
beginning at 6 p.m., on the Main
Campus in the Science Center
Auditorium, N-135. Students who
have demonstrated a readiness for
college by earning appropriate col-
lege placement test scores (i.e.
CPT, SAT, ACT) may find out how
to register for the dual enrollment
program at IRCC and college


tuition fees will be waived. Credits
earned will count toward high
school graduation requirements as
well as accelerate student progress
toward a college degree. If you
cannot attend Aug. 8, you may con-
tact your high school guidance
department or call Casey Lunce-
ford, IRCC administrator for dual
enrollment at (772)462-7693.

Student
orientations
Student orientations offer guid-
ance and help in making sure you
have a positive college experience.
Whether you are new to IRCC or
want to learn more about the serv-
ices and programs offered, student
orientations are being offered at
each of IRCC's campuses. Learn
the most convenient ways to regis-
ter for classes, obtain financial aid
information and explore the career
options that are right for you.
Attend one of these orientations
and you will be eligible to receive a
$100 book scholarship!
Student orientations will be
held at the following locations:
August 2 in Okeechobee from
10 a.m. until noon at the Dixon
Hendry Campus;
August 11 in Port St. Lucie
from 10 a.m. until noon at the St.
Lucie West Campus;
August 15 in Stuart from 3
until 5 p.m. in Stuart at the Chastain
Campus; and,


August 22 in Vero Beach from
10 a.m. until noon at the Mueller
Campus.

Introduction
to biotechnology
Register today for introduction
to biotechnology, BSC 1421,
offered this fall at the Main Campus
in Ft. Pierce. This course is the first
step in a multi-faceted program to
prepare highly-skilled workers for
the growing biotechnology indus-
try and will familiarize students
with the latest scientific advances
and career opportunities in bio-
medical research and associated
careers. Students will have the
opportunity to attend classes in
IRCC's high-tech science center, as
well as tour area biomedical facili-
ties and research institutions. Utiliz-
ing a "career ladder" approach,
students will be able to use this
course to progress to associate
degree programs in related fields
such as criminal justice, biology,
agriculture, or medical laboratory
technology.

Engineering
students wanted
If you have thought about the
highly competitive field of engi-
neering and are faced with the
daunting cost of college, IRCC
offers a great way to begin your
studies. Small classes and reason-


able costs increase your chances of
success in getting a head start on
your math and physics require-
ments here at home. IRCC pro-
vides the aspiring engineer the edu-
cation necessary to package your
skills and college experience as a
desirable candidate at university
engineering programs across the
country. There will also be great
opportunities for hands on experi-
ence through classes in the new
state of the art Kight Center for
Emerging Technologies opening
this fall.
Check your mailbox for the Fall
Course Schedule or pick one up at
the campus nearest you for the
best selection of classes today.

A.A. to B.S.
in business
IRCC and FAU are partnering to
provide the courses to help stu-
dents succeed in business. Com-
plete your A.A. and B.S. in business
administration on the Treasure
Coast in IRCC's 2+2 programs
with small classes, reasonable cost
and transferable credits. Watch for
more information on an upcoming
fall information session or call
(772)336-6210. The following eight
IRCC/FAU programs are being
offered and allow students to take
all of their course work on the Trea-
sure Coast with flexible day,
evening and online courses.
Business/general manage-


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Blunt-end scissors
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Spiral journal (70 page)
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1 pkg. baby wipes
Waterless soap (1)
Zipper baggies (3 qt./1 gal.)
Plastic mat for rest time (see teacher
first)
Backpack (not with wheels)
1 large box of tissues
First grade
#2 pencils
First grade handwriting tablet
Crayons (16 ct.)
Blunt-end scissors
Glue/glue sticks
1 large box tissues
3 x 5 index cards (100 ct.)
School supply box
1 Pkg. cap erasers
1 covered pencil sharpener .
Zipper baggies .
Antibacterial hand soap
*Optional*
Colored'9r6cil'" n'"
White lunch bags (1 pkg.)
Second grade
Zipper pencil pouch
Crayons
Blunt-end scissors
Glue (liquid and stick)
Notebook paper
Markers
Pencils
Covered pencil sharpener
Dry erase markers
Ruler (inch and centimeter)
1 large box of tissues
Antibacterial hand soap


Third grade
1 large eraser
Third grade handwriting tablet
Wide-ruled notebook
2 different colored highlighters
#2 pencils (2 pkgs of 12)
Crayons, markers & colored pencils
1 non-spiral notebook
3 pocket folders
Small supply box
Baby wipes (80 ct.)
2 composition books
Instant hand sanitizer
1 large box of tissues
Covered pencil sharpener
Zippered plastic baggies (pint, quart
and gal. size)
Fourth grade
Pencils
Notebook paper-wide ruled
Composition book
2 pocket folders with prongs
Blunt-end scissors
Glue
Colored pencils
2 boxes of tissues
Liquid soap
*Please NO Trapper Keepers or large
notebooks- they will not fit in desks
Mrs. Wilson:
3 x 5 index cards
1 highlighter
Mrs. Robertson:
Graph paper
Dry erase markers (low odor)
Fifth grade
Colored pencils
Crayons (24 ct.)
Markers
Wide ruled paper (2 pkgs.)
12" metric ruler
Protractor
#2 pencils
2 erasable pens-blue,black


Obituaries


4 x 6 index cards (3 pkgs.)
1 box perfume free tissues
Hand soap in a dispenser
*In addition to above items, students
in Ms. Kosinski's and Mrs. Washing-
ton's class will need:
Glue
Erasers
Pencil sharpener
Blunt-end scissors


Sandwich bags
*If you will be purchasing a book
bag for your child, Everglades is
requesting that the bag is in compli-
ance with the Okeechobee County
school bus rules which states that
items no larger than 14" square be
allow on' buses. The same size limi-
tations apply for our classrooms, as
storage is often a concern.*


Okeechobee News/D.Hamilton
Partnership
Kiwanis Club treasurer Frank Irby (center), who chaired
Tuesday's club meeting looks on as club member, Dowl-
ing Watford (left) presents donations of nearly $300 in
cash and -school supplies to Scott Frasier (right) of the
Real Life Children's Ranch at Tuesday's club meeting. Mr.
Frasier remarked that the collection of donations from
Kiwanis Club members reflects the phenomenal partner-
ship that Okeechobee clubs have with the community to
benefit local organizations.


ment
Education/exceptional stu-
dent
Nursing
Education/elementary
Computer Science
Social Work
Criminal Justice
Psychology

Digital media open
house Aug. 10
Students interested in earning
an associate in science degree in
graphic design with an emphasis in
digital media are invited to attend a
tour and open house on this selec-
tive admissions program on
Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 6 until 8
p.m., at the Kight Center. Students
registering for institute classes at
the Aug. 10 open house will receive
a Kight Center flash drive for
portable storage.
Only 24 students will be accept-
ed in the program this fall. Students
will attend classes full-time, Mon-
day-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. and graduate in two
years. For more information on the
Digital Media Institute, contact
Lynn Kriegerat (772)462-7573.


The college website offers an
extensive amount of information
to help you get acquainted with the
programs offered. Online services
include registration and payment,
transcripts, grades and financial aid
status. Book store services and
products are available online also.
There is no application fee at IRCC
and registration payments may be
made in cash, by Master Card, Visa,
American Express, Discover, E-
Check (directions online), install-
ment payment plans or financial
aid. The fall schedule is now avail-
able online atwww.ircc.edu

For classes, college offerings,
career advancement, personal
enrichment or university transfer
programs, please visit the IRCC
campus nearest you for more infor-
mation. The Main Campus is locat-
ed at 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort
Pierce; St. Lucie West Campus, 500
N.W California Blvd., Port St.
Lucie; Chastain Campus, 2400 S.E.
Salerno Road, Stuart; Mueller Cam-
pus, 6155 College Lane, Vero
Beach; or Dixon Hendry Campus,
2229 N.W 9th Avenue, Okee-
chobee. Go for it at IRCC! Phone
the information call center at
1(866)866-4722 (IRCC).


I, SURAIYA HUSAIN, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., would
like to notify my patients that I will be retiring as of
August 15, 2005. James Bradfield, M.D., a Board
Certified Obstetrician Gynecologist, will be taking
over my practice of Gynecology at 1300 N. Parrott
Ave. as of August 15, 2005.
I hereby take this opportunity to thank all my
colleagues, my friends, the hospital and nursing
staff for the trust and confidence placed in me for
which I am very grateful.
Muzaffar Husain, M.D., my husband, plans to take
leave of absence for a few months and will resume
practice in early 2006.






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Mary N. Ross
Mary N. Ross, age 89, of Benton,
Ky., died Wednesday, July 27, 2005
at Raulerson Hospital. She was
born Aug. 6, 1915 in Benton, Ky.
She had been a resident of Ken-
tucky for 89 years. She was a home-
maker, a member of the Church
Grove United Methodist and
enjoyed traveling.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Arlie K. Ross.
Survivors include: sons, Arlie
(Joetta) Ross of Okeechobee and
William Ross:of Benton, Ky.; broth-
er, Joe (Betty) Haltom of Benton,
Ky.; four grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services and interment
will be in Benton, Ky.
All local arrangements were
under the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.

Charles S. Sewall
Charles S. Sewall, age 71, of Yee-
Haw Junction, died Saturday, July
30, 2005 at his residence. He was
born May 10, 1934 in Providence,
R.I. He was a former resident of
Miami Springs for 25 years.
Survivors include: daughter,
Cheryl S. Lomas of Saunderstown,
R.I.; sons, Charles 'Chip' (Robin)


Sewall of Royal Palm Beach and
Craig D. Sewall of Warwick, R.I.
and four grandchildren.
Private family services will be
held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

James Alexander
Trammell
James Alexander Trammell, age
81, of Okeechobee, died Saturday,
July 30, 2005 at Raulerson Hospital.
He was born Jan. 8, 1924 in Yazoo
City, Miss. He had been a resident of
Okeechobee for 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his
son, Jimmy Trammell.
Survivors include: sons, James
A. (Violet) and Curtis Trammell of
Rochester, N.Y. and Rufus Trum-
mell of Helena, Ark.; daughter, Lor-
raine Turner of Chicago, Ill., Mary
(Basilio) Joseph, Nancy Benjamin
and Lenora (Thomas) Harper of
Rochechester, N.Y.; 44 grandchil-
dren and several great-grandchil-
dren.
There will be no visitation or
services.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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CHANGE IS INEVITABLE Yes, Taylor Creek Lodge is now private
property. The U.S. Supreme Court notwithstanding, private property
is used by the owner as the owner desires. The fact that you may
have used the property of others as you desired does not give you
the right to dictate to a new owner how they will use their property.
Residents must meet codes and conditions of the government, and
the requirements of the new owner within contractual obligations.
Those that used the boat ramp in the past (and I am one), need to
find a new launch location; there are many. Rescue should be able
to use the state maintained ramp on the other side of Taylor Creek.
Change is inevitable.

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Community Events

Back to school collections under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their
annual school supplies drive for the needy children in our coun-
ty. They will be collecting items until Aug. 12. Let's work togeth-
er on this project and make sure every child of school age has
what they need to start school this year. Also, if your child needs
supplies, they can help. Proof of eligibility is required to qualify;.
For information or to make a donation, call the Mission at (863)
763-5725.


AC S hosting breast cancer walk
The American Cancer Society "Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer" will be hosting a 5K walk on Saturday, Aug. 13. The
walk will begin at Flagler Park on Park Street. Registration will
begin at 8 a.m. The MSABC is currently seeking participants to
walk in this event. There is not charge, and free T-shirts will be
given to those participants that raise $1,000 or more. We will be
having our next meeting on Thuirsday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. at the
Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St. Please visit our
Okeechobee website at http://www.acesevents.org for infor-
mation. For team recruitment, or if you are a cancer survivor,
contact Pattie Mullins/co chair at (863) 634-4054.


Medicare topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc., is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
Aug: 13, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at I and 6
p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM on the treasure coast and in West Palm
Beach on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Paul Cotton, AARP Senior
Legislative Representative and specialist in low income health
care issues. The topic will be the new Medicare drug benefit.
For information, call 1-(800) Medicare or www.meicare.gov.

Annual health fair planned
On Aug. 13 the fifth annual health fair will be held from 8
a.m. until noon at the American Legion Hall, 501 S.E. Second St.
It is sponsored by the Florida Community Health Centers. For
information, call (863) 763-1951.

Church hosts clothes give-away
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. 44th Ave., will
host its annual clothes give-away on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9
a.m. until noon.. The event will be held in the church's fellow-
ship hall. For information, call (863) 763-4127, .

Church hosts Family Fun Day
The Okeechobee community is invited to a Family Pun, Day
on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the
First United Methodist Church fellowship hall at 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. Sign ups and activities for children will begin at 10:30
a.m. The show will begin promptly at. 11 a.m. After the show
there will be a lunch for everyone and a few door prizes for the
children who sign up. All children will receive a helium balloon
or small gift. Reverend Mabrey, a Methodist minister and illu-
sionist, will be performing.





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Letter to the Editor


Pesticide spin
belies safety record
If you read the recent press
reports, you might believe that
returning your children to school
this fall will place them at grave
risk. The problem isn't terrorism,
kids with guns, or even deteriorat-.
ing playgrounds and school build-
ings. Supposedly, it's that herbi-
cide used to kill poison ivy in the
school yard, the bug spray used to
control cockroaches in the halls,
the disinfectants used in the cafe-
teria, or the gentile breeze carry-
ing pesticides from a nearby farm
into open school windows.
At least that's the suggestion in
a recent article in the Journal of
the American Medical Associa-
tion. It rehashes data collected
from federal medical surveillance
efforts, such as data collected
from telephone calls to various
poison control centers.
But the findings are anything
but alarming. The data indicate
that there are very few problems
associated with pesticide use in or
near schools.
Over a four-year period, the
report finds no fatalities and only
three serious cases of pesticide
exposure-related illnesses. We
have no details on these three
cases, but the "high severity" cate-
gory indicates unfortunate acci-
dents that may have been life
threatening or required hospital-
ization.
The rest of the nearly 2,600
cases involved temporary reac-
tions to chemicals that left no
long-term effects. The vast majori-
ty, 89 percent of the cases, were
categorized as "low severity,"
involving such things as skin irrita-
tion, dizziness, headaches, or pos-
sible emotional stress associated
with exposure to chemicals. Given
that the study measures four years
of incidents among abbut'50 mil-
lion school-age children, these
data are indicative of an incredibly
impressive safety record despite
spin to the contrary.
Yet activists, and even the study
authors, are using the data to
argue for more regulations on pes-
ticide use in schools. States have
already enacted dozens of such
laws and some have banned the
use of pesticides altogether. Ironi-
cally, such actions will do more
harm than good because they
don't balance the pesticide risks
against the need for such products
to control dangerous pests.
Consider that illnesses caused
by fire ants in just one state dwarf
the number of health problems


associated with pesticides in
schools. The Journal of the South
Carolina Medical Association
notes: "In 1998, there were an esti-
mated 660,000 cases of fire ant
stings in South Carolina, of which
approximately 33,000 sought
medical treatment for an estimat-
ed cost of $2.4 million. "Hence,
South Carolina's fire ants caused
more than ten times the illnesses
in one year than did pesticide use
in every school in the nation over
four years.
It is true that not all these fire
ant illnesses occurred in schools,
but the data are indicative of the
scope of that one pest problem,
which also affects kids at school.
Texas's Agricultural. Extension
service notes: "Red imported fire
ants can be a serious problem for
teachers and children cultivating
schoolyard gardens in Texas."
Cockroaches also pose serious
risks to children. According to one
study published in Environmental
Health Perspectives in 1995: "Aller-
gens associated with dust mites
and cockroaches are probably
important in both onset and wors-
ening of asthma symptoms for
children who are chronically
exposed to these agents."
Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention reports, more than
6 million children suffered from
asthma in 2000; more than 4 mil-
lion experienced asthma attacks;
728,000 visited hospital emer-
gency rooms; and 214,000 were
hospitalized. In 2000, 223 children
died from asthma.
Students are also at risk from
rats, which not only carry disease
but also can pose fire hazards by
chewing electrical lines. Unfortu-
nately, rat infestations are not as
uncommon as one might think.
Last year, the city of Chicago had
to shut down 13 cafeterias and
begin intensive rat control efforts
at 600 schools because of rat
infestations.
Other problems arise from poi-
son ivy, stinging and disease-carry-
ing insects like bees and mosqui-
toes breeding on or near school
grounds, dust mites, food-borne
illness, molds and so on all of
which can be reduced with the
use of pesticides and disinfectants.
Children around the nation do
indeed face some serious public
health risks. Unfortunately, hype
about the impact of pesticides
only promises to make things
worse.
By Angela Logomasini
Editor's Note: Angela Logo-
masini is director of risk and envi-
ronmental policy at the Competi-
tive Enterprise Institute.


Upcoming Events

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 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 infor-
mation, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
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, located at S.E.
Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and
$6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third
St. This is an open speaker meeting.

Saturday
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers will meet in
the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, N.E. Third Street
and N. Parrott Ave., at 7 a.m. Construction work will be at a Habitat work site
in an adjoining county. Wear comfortable clothes suitable for working. Call
(863) 357-1371, for information.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, which is
located next to the driver's license office at 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-
help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other intoxi-
cating drugs, and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric illness.
It's an open discussion group. For information, (863) 467-1026.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the Oakview Baptist
Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St. They would like to extend an invitation to anyone
eligible for membership in NSDAR to attend, from October through May. For
information call regent Ruth Lawson at (863) 763-2492, or vice-regent and
registrar Bonnie Hill at (772) 597-4235.

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
Monday
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at the
Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S:E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invited.
Please R.S.V.RPto (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyter-
ian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is invited.
For information or to schedule an appearance for your organization or
group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is open
to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual membership is
$10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at (863) 467-
2674; or, visittheirweb site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held atthe Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.,
at8p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Hos-
pice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome.
For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Intema-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For informa-
tion, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For information, call (863)
357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.


Okeechobee News/Judge and Mrs. W.L. Hendry
Looking Back...
William J. (1899-1955) and Hope L. (1900-1968) Hendry
devoted much of their lives to community service.
William Jennings Hendry was born in DeSoto County
and came to Okeechobee in the mid 1920's. He pur-
chased the Osceola Fish Company and became a dis-
tributor for frog legs and fish. From 1935, he was in the
cattle business and also In the flower raising industry.
He was elected mayor of Okeechobee City in 1936 and
served four years. He was elected in 1940 to the Flori-
da House of Representatives where he served for six
terms. He retired after the 1951 session. This photo
also appears in the book "Strolling Down Country
Roads" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler
Williamson.
Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or
of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okee-
chobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy
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Community Events

Festival applications available
Applications for Labor Day Festival are available at Chamber
of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave. Forinformation, call (863) 763-
6464.


Back-to-school drive planned
Douglas Chiropractic, 916 W. North Park St., will be having a
back-to-school drive to help the needy children of Okeechobee
County. School physical will be given for grades K through
eight. The cost will be $5, plus a donation of school supplies.
The school supplies will be donated to Big Lake Mission Out-
reach. For an appointment, call (863) 763-4320.


First aid instructor class offered
The American Red Cross is offering an instructor's course at
the Okeechobee Branch in the month of August. If you are
interested in becoming an instructor for CPR and first aid please
stop by the office at 323 N. Parrott Avye, or.call (863) 763-2488.


Church hosts back-to-school day
The Cornerstone Baptist Church, 18387 U.S. 441 N., will host
a back-to-school fun day on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 until 11
a.m. There will be free school supplies, as well as a bounce
house, obstacle course, food and games. For information, call
(863) 763-3338.


Hospice exec is talk show guest
Family Stations, Inc., 88.5 FM, will host an Aug. 6 radio talk
show featuring James H. Laseter, executive vice president for
Treasure Coast Hospice. He will be discussing caring for the ter-
minally ill and their families. The show will be rebroadcast at 1
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. For information,
contact James Laseter at (772) 403-4567 or 800-299-4677; or,
your local hospice.


Red Cross offers CPR course
The American Red Cross is offering an adult CPR/AED,
infant/child CPR and first aid course at the Okeechobee Branch
on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The cost of this
course is $35. For information on how to sign up for this course
stop by the office at 323 N. Parrott Ave., or call (863) 763-2488.


Wine fest and concert planned
Henscratch Farms in Lake Placid, 980 Henscratch Road, hill
host Vino in the Vineyard wine fest and lawn concert on Satur-
day, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Admission is $8, and
includes a Henscratch Farms logo wine glass. There will be 10
different mini-educational wine courses conducted by various
Florida wine and viticulture professionals. The Scattered Grass
bluegrass band will be performing throughout the day. This is a
21 and older event. For information, call (863) 699-2060.


Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis
and designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Health Center,
916 W.N. Park St., on Aug. 8 and Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-4320.


Sheriff to speak at Chamber lunch
The general membership luncheon for the Chamber of
Commerce will be held Aug. 10 at the Golden Corral, 700 S. Par-
rott Ave., starting at noon. There will be a special presentation
by Sheriff Paul May on the role of the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office in tracking sexual predators and offenders in our
county. Please plan to attend this informative luncheon.


LOAA meeting is slated
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will meet
Thursday, Aug. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Square Restaurant,
301 W. South Park St. Agenda items include more discussion on
the jamboree, additional charitable giving and plans for Labor
Day in the park. Visitors are welcome. For information, call
(863) 763-6069.


Advisory County sets meeting date
There will be an Okeechobee County provider meeting on
Friday, Aug. 12, at the Okeechobee County Health Department,
1728. N.W. Ninth Ave., at 9:30 a.m. Then at noon, there will be a
meeting of the Okeechobee County Advisory Council. This
meeting will also be held at the Health Department.


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cate of appreciation from Mayor James Kirk at a dedication ceremony before the city
council meeting Tuesday. The society donated the painting of the city's seal by local artist
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from Lake Okeechohee to the St.
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Tuesday, Aug. 2. On .July 14, the
level was 16.61 feet and releases
from Lake Okeechobee were
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continue to fall.
"The Corps and the District are
keeping our promise to reduce
freshwater releases to tl ie estuaries
when the lake fell below 16.25 leet.
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because conditions can change
daily," said Carol Ann Welile, South
Florida Water Management District
Executive Director. "We all have to
remain aware that Lake Okee-
chobee and other storage areas are
still very high for this time of the
year," said Colonel Robert Carpen-
ter, commander of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, ,i .11. i.
District. "This has been a wet sun i-
mer and we still have three mnon1ths
of hurricane season ahead of us.
Flood protection continues to he
our highest priority, but we will
continue to balance our- aclions
with concerns for all otlier parts (of
the ecosystem."
While the daily deluges have let
up a bit for now and water flowing
into the lake from the Upper
Kissimmee Basin north of the lake
has stabilized, the entire, intercoi-
nected region remains saturated.
The Everglades Water Conserva-
tion Areas south of the lake rei nai i
full. These extremely wet condi-
tions continue, to severely limit
water movement and storage
options. The lake is almost 4 feet
higher today than this time last year,
and 1.3 feet above average.
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is saturated, a small amount of rai-
fall can produce a tremendous vol-
ume of water funneling into Lake
Okeechobee. In comparison to the
inflow capacity, the available out-
lets for making controlled releases
out of the lake are much more
physically limited in size. The.
Caloosahatchee River has the
largest outflow capacity, followed
by the St. Lucie and then the south-
ern canals. In addition to the capac-
ity limitations of the southern out-l
lets, extremely high levels in the
downstream Everglades Water
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the amount of water released
through these canals. Maximumn
safe discharges are being made
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coast canals between storm events
when capacity allows. Scientists
and engineers at both agencies are
continuing to evaluate historical
data and develop the best strategy
to halai ice the overall system.
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the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80)
on t ihe St. Lucie Canal will be 2,500
cubic leet per second and Moore
Haven Lock and Dam (S-77) on the
Caloosahatchee River at 4,500
cubic feet per second.
The Herbert Hoover Dike, a 140-
mile long flood control embank-
ment, surrounds the lake. The
Corps' South Florida Operations
Office regularly maintains and
inspects the dike as part of our nor-
inal monitoring plan. Data collect-
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Inspections to date have found the
dike remains in good condition.
The frequency of inspections
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feet on July 24.
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The Okeechobee News, Friday, August 5, 2005


Gridiron season draws



near for OHS Bra-hmans


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The leaves may not be turn-
ing colors; there is no nip to the
air, but, very soon the smell of
popcorn and hamburgers will
permeate the air as the Okee-
chobee Brahmans step onto the
field for the start of the 2005
high school football season.
This will be the first season
with home-grown Chris Bran-
ham as head coach. He brings
enthusiasm, experience and a
love for his alma mater with
him.
"We've got an outstanding
group of kids here," stated Bran-
ham. "We're going to do well.
We're working really hard and
taking baby steps with attitude
adjustments. We can already
see them coming together as a
team. Thursday was the first day
of practice in full pads. The
community is invited to come
out to watch the scrimmages
that will begin at 7 p.m. The only
thing we ask is that everyone
stays in the stands. No one will
be allowed to watch from the
field. It should be pretty exciting
to watch too," said Branham.
Coach Branham will be
joined by defensive coordinator
Ty Smith; offensive coordinator
Mike Radebaugh; special teams
coordinator/offensive line coach
Brandon Price; Rex Erwin,
defensive line coach; film/statis-
tics Vern Carter and Lashawn
Miller, defensive backs coach.
The junior varsity team will
have Brent Stewart at the helm.
He will be assisted by Phil
Spearow.
Bob Hardman will coach the
Okeechobee Freshman Campus
Mavericks. He will be assisted by
Brian Perry and Hazell Cren-
shaw.
The coaches have all three
teams working out together at
the high school.. They are very
cognizant of the heat and have
taken steps to insure the safety
of their players. The teams begin
practice at 7 a.m. and finish their
morning outdoor session at 9:30
a.m. There is plenty of water
available all around the field at
all times. The players have been
told that they, can take water
breaks whenever they need
them. Following the morning


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Mike Radebaugh explains proper ball handling at football
practice Wednesday morning. Radebaugh .is an offensive
.coach for the Brahmans.


session, the teams work out
indoors in the weight room or
have "brain" sessions in the field
house. They are fed lunch and
have snack breaks throughout
the day and return to the field
late in the afternoon to work out
again.
With between 41 and 45
players attending these sessions,
Coach Branham is pleased with
the turnout.
"We had 45 players yesterday
and 41 today (Wednesday) for
the three teams. Some of last
year's starters are still out of
town for the summer. Hopefully,
we'll see them next week when
school opens," said Branham.
The Brahmans open their
season on Aug. 18 with their
Kickoff Classic against Moore
Haven. This away game will
start at 7 p.m.
Their first home game will
take place on Aug. 26 against
South Fork. Game time is set for
7:30 p.m. '
"There is still time for anyone
interested in the Brahman foot-
ball program to join the Touch-
down Club," stated Branham.
"We would love to have a large
membership and encourage all
to join."


The mission of the Touch-
down Club is to help support the
Varsity, JV and Freshman Brah-
mans. Their purpose is to pro-
mote pride, respect, spirit, and
unity among the O.H.S. players
and student body, staff, coaches,
families and the business com-
munity. They will be working to
improve the facilities, equip-
ment and uniforms for Brahman
athletes.
A bronze member will have
two reserved seat tickets for all
Brahman, home games and a
Touchdown Club shirt. This
membership is $300. Fifty dol-
lars of the donation will go to
the General Athletic Fund (all
other athletic teams). Twenty-
five dollars of the donation will
go to a scholarship trust.
A silver member will receive
a Brahman Stadium sign; four
reserved seat tickets and a
Touchdown Club +shirt. This
membership is $600. One hun-
dred dollars of the donation will
go to the General Athletic Fund
and $50 will go to a scholarship
trust.
A gold member will receive a
Brahman Stadium sign; two
gold seat tickets and a Touch-
down Club shirt. This member-


Offensive line coach Brandon Price puts prospective
at football practice Wednesday morning.


Brahman players through their paces


The Brahman varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams are working out together at Okee-
chobee High School in preparation for the 2005 football season.


ship is $900. One hundred twen-
ty dollars of the donation will go
to the General Athletic Fund and
$100 will go to a scholarship trust.
A platinum member will
receive a Brahman Stadium,
baseball and softball field signs.
The member will also receive
four gold seat tickets and a
Touchdown Club shirt. This


membership is $1,200. Two hun-
dred forty dollars will go to the Gen-,
eral Athletic Fund; $300 will go to
baseball and $150 will go to soft-
ball. One hundred dollars will to
into a scholarship trust. Other ath-
letic programs will not ask for fur-
ther donationsfrom any platinum
member for the remainder of the
schoolyear.


Reserved seat tickets are free
admission tickets to varsity home
football games.
Gold seat tickets include free
parking and free admission to all
athletic home events.
For information on the
Touchdown Club or the Brah-
man football program, call Chris
Branham at (863) 462-5050.


Sports Briefs


OHS Touchdown Club
seeking new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this
club is to promote pride, respect,
spirit and unity among the O.H.S.
players and student body, staff,
coaches, families and the busi-
ness community. Anyone interest-
ed in the football program at
O.H.S. is invited to join. Bronze
membership is $300; silver mem-
bership is $600; gold membership
is $900 and Platinum member-
ship is $1200. A portion of each
membership goes to the General
Athletic Fund and another portion
goes into a scholarship trust. For
information call Brahman head


football coach Chris Branham at OHS sports
(AM) A6_-iO.) n


Football league
taking late sign-ups
The Pop Warner football
league will have late sign-ups
from Monday, Aug. 8 through Fri-
day, Aug. 12 at the soccer field
across from North Elementary
School from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Parents must provide copies of
the child's birth certificate, their
most recent report card and a cur-
rent physical at registration. The
cost of registration will be $75.
For information contact James
Shockley at (863) 634-3482,
Albion Crowell at (863) 697-2576.


seats on sale
Gold seats and reserved seats
are now on sale for O.H.S. sports.
The cost of a gold seat is $100
and entitles the holder to admis-
sion to all home Brahman games.
with the exception of state-spon-
sored activities such as bowl
games, jamborees or playoffs.
Reserved seats entitle the hold-
er to admission to all home Brah-
man football games. The cost of
the reserved seats is $40 per seat.
Seat selection will take place
on Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. There will be
a scrimmage game that evening
to introduce you to this year's
team and new head coach Chris
Branham.


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The Okeechobee News, Friday, August 5, 2005


Community Events


'His A tory' meeting is planned
An important planning meeting concerning "His Story" will be
held Monday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Members and interested persons are
encouraged to attend. If your church would like to be involved
please send a representative.

Regions Bank hosts Coffee Klatch
The Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be hosted by
Regions Bank, 305 N.E. Park St., on Aug. 18. All Chamber members
and guests are invited. Refreshments will be served. For informa-
tion, call (863), 763-5535.

Juvenile Justice Council will meet
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will conduct their
monthly meeting on Friday, Aug. 19, at noon at 'the Okeechobee
County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The purpose of the meeting is to
enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in Okee-
chobee County. The public is invited to attend. For information, call
Pat O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.

Agri-Civic center hosts horse show
The Miniature Horse Club of South Florida will be presenting their
Okeechobee show on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21, at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Both show
days begin at 10 a.m., with gates opening at 9 a.m. Tickets at the gate
will be $3 for adults, $2 for.seniors and $1.50 for students. The Ameri-
can Miniature Horse Registry classes will be showcased on Saturday
and the American Miniature, Horse Association classes will be high-
lighted on Sunday. Halter (conformation) Classes will be held in the
mornings and Performance (jumping, obstacle and driving) Classes
will be held in the afternoon. For Miniature Horse Show event infor-
mation, call (561) 798-6129, (863) 763-7724 or (772) 341-7610.

Legion group plans steak dinner
The Sons of the American Legion will host a steak dinner Sunday,
Aug. 21, from 3 until 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post #64, 501
S.E. Second St., for a $9 donation. The menu will consist of steak,
baked potato, salad, roll, dessert and coffee or tea. For information,
call (863) 763-2950.

Learning coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee counties
will meet Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at
the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Fort
Pierce. Also, the executive committee of the Early Learning. Coali-
tion of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be meet-
ing at this same location immediately following the coalition meet-
ing. *

Library group to discuss summer reads
The Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will meet
Thursday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m., in the meeting room, 206 S.W 16th St.
The group will discuss favorite summer reads and also choose the
books to be read for fall. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863)
357-9980.

History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St., will be closed until
Aug. 31. They will reopen on Wednesday, 'Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m.
until 3 p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9, from 11:30
a.m. until 3 p.m. It' il then be open every Wednesday and Friday.
Please call ahead one day to reserve any specific equipment you
may need. For information during working hours call (863) 763-
6510. During hours the center is closed call (863).467-5261, or (863)
357-7711.

Openings available for gun class
Joe Hazellief and the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, 55 S.
Parrott Ave., will be hold a gun safety class on Sept. 1, starting at 7
p.m. Openings are still available. For information, call (863) 763-
6464.

Headstart now accepting'applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting
applications for the 2005/06 school year. Children turning 3 on or
before Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at
Northside Headstart, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. For appointments call
Sheryl Heater at (863) 357-8677, or Antonia Nunez at (863) 357-
2242. Headstart opens as early as 7 a.m. Qualifying children may
stay as late as 5:30 p.m.

Labor Day Festival scheduled
The annual Labor Day Festival will be held Sept. 3-5 in Flagler Park
from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. Among the festivities planned is
the Chamber of Commerce hometown barbecue, arts. and crafts
booths and food specialties. Please join Okeechobee County Cham-
ber of Commerce for an exciting weekend. Applications are available
at.the Chamber. For information, call (863) 763-6464.


Cattlemen sponsoring parade
Okeechobee Cattlemen's Association, Inc., is sponsoring a Labor
Day parade on Sept. 5. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. The line up will
start at 9 a.m.

GPS training course offered
Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 57 will be holding GPS training Satur-
day Sept. 17, and will be starting a boating safety and seamanship pro-
gram on Thursday, Sept. 29. Learn to get more out of your GPS equip-
ment and enhance your boating experience. The course is also a must
for anyone considering buying new GPS equipment for their boat. The
boating safety and seamanship program will teach you to outfit your
boat safely and be in compliance with the rules. You will learn the
boating rules of the road. Pickup tips on trailering and using your boat
safely and efficiently. The last program was packed with people from
12 to over 60 years in age. Seating is limited. Times for both programs
will be announced soon, but seating is limited. Call (863) 467-3085 for
information or to pre-register.

Bake sale funds youth facility
The Okeechobee Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W 10th St.,
will hold a bake sale that includes and encourages county-wide partici-
pation in ordering cakes, fudge, puddings, etc. Proceeds from the sale
will help finance the beginning of a new youth facility. Order forms
have been placed at different businesses so that the church can fill the
orders. For information, call (863) 763-7227 or (863) 763-4654. Orders
will be taken until the end of September.

Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale sponsored
by Xi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is sched-
uled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Proceeds
from this fundraiser are used throughout the year for community
projects. Past proceeds have been used to purchase canned goods
and blankets for the Sun Room, Avon Park Church Service Center,
scholarships and donations to the juvenile diabetes fund. Vendor
applications are now being accepted. Contact Linda Dalke, 1608
Booth Drive, in Sebring; or, call Lynn Cloud at (863) 382-4487 or
(863) 381-5680.


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Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol
unit in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being
recruited. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior
members are needed to administer the unit and provide supervision
for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are
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 mem-
ber, contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations
Center, (863) 763-3212.




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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Aug. 5,
through Thursday, Aug. 11, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Dukes of Hazard"
(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 "Sky High" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m.'Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Bad News Bears"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart 701 S.W Sixth St.
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:3.0 p.m.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.

Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For information, call (863)
763-4333.

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and pick
out what they need. There is no
charge and anyone is welcome.
This is not restricted fo veterans.
Call the Post at (863) 763-2950.

Barbershoppers
looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing. Tenors, bari-
tones, leads and basses are all
invited to join our group. We
practice on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Health Care Cen-
ter, 1646 U.S. 441 N. Join us in
singing some old time songs and
community entertainment. We
are looking to expand our group.
Good clean fun and a great sound
are our objectives. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-0175 or (863)
467-6347.

Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning or
afternoon shifts are available.
Many opportunities currently exist


and new programs to begin soon.
Please contact the lobby desk at
Raulerson Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For information, call
(863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The hos-
pital's Volunteen Program (ages
14-17) begins in June.

Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W 30th Ter-
race, is seeking paper towels, old
large towels, blankets, old ken-
nels, a push lawnmower, garden-
ing utensils and laundry deter-
gent. Anyone wishing to donate
any of the above items is asked to
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BURIAL SITE, In Original sec.
of Evergreen Cemetery. S 1/2
of SW 1/4 of Lot 14, Block 77.
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LOCKER SPANIEL- Young,.
Found near 98 on Mitchell
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(863)467-5469
FOIJND SMALLBREED DOG
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URACELET- 14 Caret gold
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Bronco was LOST Nov.'04.
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iALMVAflON "Lucky". Male,
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GOLD & DIAMOND BRACE-
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AIR CONDITIONER
INSTALLER/HELPERS NEED-
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Lic. a Must (863)634-7528



ASSISTANT MANAGER
$28,600 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume to
863-467-2402 or
apply within.
COOKS, SERVERS
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Apply Within.
BATCH PANEL
OPERATOR
At Feed Mill, Computer
exp. needed, Benefits
Available. Apply at
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th St.
Okeechobee.
(863)763-5586


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Must have experience.
(863)634-4583
I CRANE OPERATOR
Great benefits
(877)304-4100
DUMP/ROLL OFF
TRUCK DRIVERS:
Experience a must. Good
pay to the right person.
benefits. (772)336-9636
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SJourneymen or experienced i
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For residential and
light commercial work.
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Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T& P/T
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To work with disables adults
in academic, vocational and
life skills. New hire will pro-
mote and encourage inde-
pendence and self
sufficiency. Competitive
salary and benefits. PT/FT
positions available. 2825
SW 3rd Terrace.
(863)467-9656 Fax.


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DRIVER NEEDED

Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available. Apply @
Walpole Feed & Supply
2595 NW 8th Street


SUPERVISOR FOREMAN &
TRACTOR OPERATOR

Positions Available. Tractor
experience necessary.
Good Pay & Good Benefits.
Contact Jeremiah:
863-559-0374
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Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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

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 Health Care Facility
Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Good Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street


KITCHEN HELP
Part Time
Must be able to work week
days & weekend evenings.
Apply at the American Leqion
501 SE 2nd St. (after 10 am).
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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

NOTICE
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never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed -410
Child Care Offered415
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)
Li. #2603 .




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

Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.




I Tractor w/Loader for Hire

Call(8 763-4149 |
or(561)758-4337



A CLASSIC CUT
Dependable Lawn
Maintenance. Free
Estimate
(863)697-6446


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets,.Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts; Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, L;nes & 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 6-40
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
Equipment 665
Pets, Supplies,'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 9 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
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
$1375 (954)309-8659


ANTIQUE FURNITURE-
$21t00. For All or will separ-
ate 863)675-659297 Leave
message.



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
HEAD & FOOT BOARD- Twin
size, Antique, Metal w/rails.
$75 (863)674-0098


FREEZER- Whirlpool, 20 cuft,
front loading, $75.
(863)612-9233. Labelle -
REFRIG- Sears, 22 cu. ft, side
by side, frostless, $100.
(863)612-9233. La Belle
Refrigerator, Sears Model,
white, works great, in La-
Belle, $75. (954)364-8256
STOVE- Magic Chef, Works
Good. $40. (863)673-1877


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




SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $1000.
(863)467-5756.




FRENCH DOORS very new,
wooden w/ all hardware.
Beautiful for indoor use. $75
(863)983-1654
ROOF PANELS (8), Alumi-
num, used, 8 ft. long. $30
takes all. (863)763-3951
TIE BEAM CLAMPS- (50)
used, asking $175 for all
(863)675-1224.


Girls Clothes, exc. cond., siz-
es 5-8, $50 for all, will sell
separately. (863)824-8749


HO TRAIN SET, 7, comp.
5x10, elaborate layout, Nas-
car theme, w/00 +Nas
cars, $500 (863)675-3394
WWII METAL DETECTOR
Used to detect mines. Works,
extendable handle. $75
(863)357-2803



DELL-kyboard, mouse, moni-
tor, great for school/home,
games, fast, Si abla Espeni-
ol. $150. (863)843-0323.



QUILTING FRAME SET, All in
1 piece. Excellent condition.
Made in Canada. $100
(863)467-6175


7PC DINETTE SET- glass top
table, 6 chairs, 36x60, Rat-
tan, $200. (863)357-1364.
ADJUSTABLE BED Twin w/
wireless remote. Only used
a couple months. $800
(863)675-0483
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
COCKATIEL- Yellow, Male, To
Good Home Only! $30.
(863)673-1877
Coffee Table & End Tables,
light oak wood, $30.
(863)675-3998
Coffee Table & End Tables,
light oak wood, $30.
(863)675-3998
COMPUTER DESK, beautiful,
oak, traditional style, good
cond., $325.
(863)983-6565
COUCH, Broyhill, Sleeper,
Floral pastel. $150 or best
offer (863)357-3633
COUCH w/pull out bed. Black
w/light pastels. $60.
(863)610-9192 day or
(863)467-2480 evenings.
DAY BED- white metal, makes
into full size bed, $100
(863)610-9192 days
(863)467-2480 eves.
DESK- large, double pedestal,
asking $60. (863)675-7350.
DINETTE SET- Chrome 50's
style with 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
DR table tinted mirror glass
w/ center leaf. No chairs
$50 (863)357-1078
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid Wood. Lg., on rollers
w/2 glass cabinets on ea side,
etc. $300. (863)634-2582
FUTON, $25. (863)227-4233
GRANDFATHER CLOCK- like
brand new, cherry, $100.
(863)634-0517
LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc. $40
(863)227-4233
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.
TABLES, (5) 8 Ft., Folding,
Brown. Excellent condition.
$150 for all will sep.
(863)467-6175
TALL BOY, beautiful, oak, co-
lonial style, great cond.,
$399. (863)983-6565
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter. Asking $400 neg.
(561)985-1873
TWIN BED- rustic wood
frame,. $50. (863)634-0779.
VANITY w/Mirror. Brand new.
$60 (863)675-3774
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The classified ads



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good -,n iirrg,-6, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799,
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART: 2001 Club Car,
Mint condition w/lights &
mirrors. Can deliver locally.
$2350. (954)317-6733
VOLK GOLF 1989, Lots of
new parts, new tires. Needs
body work. $1000 neg.
(863)801-6149
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$900. (863)697-2033.


RIFLE- Ugoslav SKS 7.62x39
unissued. $300.
(772)597-2912


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



CASSETTE PLAYER/RECORD-
ER- Sony, With 100 country
Cassettes $50
(863)697-2033
Turntables, (2), great shape,
$20 will sell separately.
(863)467-7659


Bandsaw, 14;nch -ird ria-
chinery wooocuttig with at-
tachments. S5.
(863)167-0085
CAR DOLLY- Good condition
$450. (863)697-6102
PRESSURE WASHER
2400 PSI, 5V2 h/p, Honda
Engine $300 (863)763-3599


19P q6iar.


ROTO TILLERS (2) 1 goes in
reverse, 1 nearly new, good
condition, kept inside, $350
foi both (239)369-2564


BLACK ANGUS BULL
2,s old. Gentle $1750
(863)634-1216
LIVESTOCK TRAILER 15',
Ide l for horses & livestock.
S5j0 or best offer. Call
(561) 236-8708 anytime
riALE GOAT- 9 mos old, tri
colored, $70.
(863)675-4098 evenings

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


BODY BY JAKE, '200 or best
offer ( 1I2-q 8
FULL HOiVLE GlV- nith Ma-
chine weight set & bars.
never used. S100
(863)697-1247
HOME CYM Weider Pro
9940. Good shape, all
attachments S200 or best
offer (863)467-6.134
NORDIC TRACK, Walk Fit
treadmill. Westlow Cardio
Glide, & Exercise Bike S200 all
or will sep. (863)531-0093
SMITH MACHINE Welder
Pro 545 Gym w/ Olympic
weights & hart bench S200
or best offer (863)467-6434


Deluxe Quickie G424 Motor-
ized Scooter, black & bur-
gundy, pd. S4000+, asking
$2500. (863)612-9811
HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new mat, plus air
mat with pump included
S450. 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
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, 4
wheel. Like new. Used only
1 month. $1500 neg.
(863)801-6149
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds


CB BASE STATION Realistic,
Navaho TRC-434, like new
in box, $50. Call
863-357-3779.
Ceramic Kiln e,large, 6 ft. slat-
ted table & mud mixer,
$500.2735 NE 3rd Ave.



MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS-
from household goods,
stereo equip, treadmill, CD's
& more all for $2000
(863)467-5500.
PROFESSIONAL PAINT
SPRAYERS- 2, $200. Will
separate. (863)357-0438
SHARES OF STOCK in Big
Lake National Bank, (200),
$50 each. (941)626-9417



CONN TROMBONE- W/case,
excellent condition, $350
firm. (863)763-7574.
PA SYSTEM: 4 Chan. Peavey,
Rhythm Machine, Basement
Amp (Fender), Microphones...
$500 neg. (863)357-0406
PIANO KIMBALL w/ bench
Like new, beautiful sound

TENOR SAX- Conn, with case,
Asking $475.
(863)675-4098 evenings


AMAZONS 2, 2 yr old, Orange
Winged. Need TLC $600. for
the pair or. will sep.
863-634-2842 or 634-1987
AQUARIUMS- (2) Already .
est. w/ fish, decor & all ace.,
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
BEAGLE, Female, Approx. 3
yrs. old. No papers. Will deer
hunt a little. Asking $200 neg.
(772)370-0262
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.
PUPPIES, Bloodhound / Curr
Mix. $50. (863)610-0046
SHIH TZU- 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 P0 PUP- tiny choco-
late male, adorable, shots,
$600 cash. (863)357-0037
or (561)603-1669
YORKIE- Teacup, Female, 4
Ibs, 9 mo. old, Spayed. With
papers,.Housebroken.
$1700.863-634-9620 0kee



HUNTING BOW, Buckmaster


Fully furnished. S725 a month
Plus security deposit. Please
call Epi (863)697-3257
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, 1500 sq',
DW, Newly remodeled 1/2
ac. Spot In The Sun S1100
mo. 863-634-3009



New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA DB 1/2 ac
Fenced. 3 bay barn. A Spot
In The Sun $160,000.

(863)634-3009


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Sale,


aieNLHATOR- Makita. brand
,', never used, cost
12000 sell for $1209
i863)467-5756



PARK SIZE SLIDE & 2 SETS
MONKEY BARS, stainless,
S450. (239)728-2357
Home, (239)910-7853 cell
Your new home could be
in today's paper Have
you looked for it?



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

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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn 8 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.


BAY MARE: 14 years old
w/tack. $800.
(863)675-0430
E-Z ENTRY DRIVING CART
Forrest green w/ 26" wheels,
72" shafts & extras $375
(863)357-1945
Doi't Mliss

is Onec
Hillsboro all alum. Gooseneck
4 horse slant/trailer, '87,
weekender living quarters,
$4500 (863)357-1945
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
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
SPOTTED WALKER FILLIE
2 1/ yrs old, green broke, very
sweet, $1200.
(863)843-2495.
SUPERB QUALITY registered
broke horses, all prices.
772-263-6830.
WELSH PAINT- 9 yr. old.
-Gelding. Great rider & great
w/kids. $1000
(863)357-1213

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GARDEN TILLER- Yardman
MTD, rear tine, like new,
$450 or best offer.
(863)697-9704.
GARDEN TRLR & 2600 WATT
GENERATOR- and misc
tools, $650 for all
(239)369-2564.
LAWN MOWER PARTS, Snap-
per, Murray, MTD, Briggs &
Stratton. All new. $300.
(863)763-3951
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$700. Will separate.
(863)801-1666
RIDING MOWER-Snapper
42" cut, 15h/p Kohler eng.,
zero turn w/ attachments
$1500 (863)357-0215
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
good condition, $500.
(863)634-0779.
RIDING MOWERS Snapper,
30" cut, 1)18h/p&1)8h/p
$550 both or will sep.
(863)675-4882


HONDA REBEL, '03- like new
$2200 FIRM (853)675-4882
MINI CHOPE' KH New, only
rode i, n r' $475

MINI CHOPPEi 2 stroke, 25
ph. .' $350.
(863)634-i:



SCOOTEh-' '0'cc, 4 cycle,
New CGon,i: .n, $950
((63)G 7


SUZUKI GS 550- 79. Runs
good. 17K, Needs a little
TLC. $1000. or best offer.
(863)634-1867


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"




COMMERCIAL BUILDING
Rim Canal $975 mo with
water & sewer incl.
618-993-3505/863-467-9143
OFFICE SPACE 900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740


CLEWISTON, Brand New 3/2
& 4/2 Single Family Homes.
2 Car gar. Great neighbor-
hood. S/Steal appl. Between
$1400-$1800. For more info
call Wendy 305-804-8499
Okee, 2BR/1BA, w/screened
room, elec. boat lift, on wa-
ter, completely furn., $1100
mo. + sec. dep.
863)763-6886/447-1093.
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., Pool
Kings Bay $935. mo +
$1300 Sec. Dep., Ameri-Prty
Mngmnt (772)370-3752
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES 3/2
On canal w/ pvt. dock. Encld.
patio. Nice area. No pets.
$1200mo. (772)287-2722



FOR LEASE, Free Standing,
1700+ sq. ft. Office Building.
Great location. Very visible.
Call for details. 863-634-7728
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.


ROOM TO RENT
$75/week
Call (863)634-4682


Real Estate



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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space, 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & AC.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


DIXIE RANCH ACRES- Cleared
1 acre, with oak trees. For
information Call
(863)763-1090



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 2)1,)
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020u




DOUBLE WIDE- 2Br, 2Ba


OKEE- Waterfront 3BR. 2BA
Double lot. 2-Living inor ,
Ca port's, 3- .
120K 863-467-4449
PACE PARK MODEL '79
14x40, completely remodeled
furnished, a/c S12,000 or best
offer (248)842-3359
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266
THIS WILL NOT LAST LONG!!
Fully furnished, 3 bi. 1'/ ba,
FL Rm., Storage Rin. 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
Campers 'RVs ?010
Jet Skiis X'
Marine Accessories
Marine Miscellaneous 'i
Motorcycles '*iii.
Sport Vehicles ATV-



AIRBOAT, FIBERGLASS- With
Polymer, 13' 500 Cadillac
mtr with trailer $4000.
(561)262-1390
BOAT, MOTOR & TRLR- 14'
Run About, 2 seater, wind-
shield, 40HP Force, needs
work, $300 (863)675-1945.
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $200.
863-674-1105.
BOATS FOR SALE (2) 14 Ft.
Bass Boat & 23' Cuddy cabin.
w/trlrs. $2500 for all. Call
(863)697-6203 after 6pm.
CAROLINA SKIFF- 14ft
W/ '02 Merc. elec start 25h/p
motor, less than 20hrs, magic
tilt trlr, trolling motor, all like
-new. Ready to go $3500 firm
(772)461-3350/528-4586
FIBERGLASS BOAT, 14',
w/45hp Chrysler motor, gal-
vanized trailer, $600.
(863)467-1037
GALAXY- 18', Stripped down.
$50. or best offer
(863)357-0438
GLASS STREAM- '86, 16',
In/Out board. Motor needs
work. $1500 or best offer
(863)634-7108
Jon Boat, 12' Custom made
heavy gauge alum., w/9.9
Go Devil, low hrs., $2500.
(863)467-9902
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


COACHMAN CATALINA-'95,
28', Class A, 40K mi, like
new, many extras, $24,000
(863)634-5914
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-
37 1/2', 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


YAMAHA RAVE RAIDER-
1100cc, 112hp with trailer &
cover. $2500.
(863)467-5762



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. S30.
(863)763-3196.


HONDA CBR HURRICANE,
'90- approx 43K miles runs
but needs work. $S80 or
best offer (863)467-1 189
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
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Okeechobee News. Friday. Auaust 5. 2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2005-CA-127
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.
('MERS'),
Plaintiff
vs.
KEVIN M. BITTER, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS. CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST KE-
VIN M. BITTER; DEBORAH F BITTER,
IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DEBORAH F BITTER, FOUR
SEASONS HOME OWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT
Defendant.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SAP.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
July 19, 2005, and entered in Case
No. 2005-CA-127, of the Circuit Court
of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in
and for Okeechobee County, Florida,
where MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.
i'MERS'), is a Plaintiff and KEVIN M.
BITTER, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST KEVIN M. BITTER; DEBO-
RAH F. BITTER, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
DEBORAH F BITTER; FOUR SEASONS
HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.;
UNKNOWN TENANT are the Defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd St.,
Okeechobee, FL, at 11:00 pn August
22, 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
TRACT 16F, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES,
UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE
1/4 SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST
BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, THENCE RUN S 89 24'08" E
ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE
OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17
FOR A DISTANCE OF 1905.30 FEET
TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE,
THENCE RUN S 0 05'07" W PARAL-
LEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY
LINE OF SAID SECTION 1 FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 2138.00 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN
S 89 24'08" E FOR A DISTANCE OF
198.00 FEET TO THE EAST BOUN-
DARY OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE
THENCE RUN N 0 05'07" E A DIS-
TANCE OF 220 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING. LYING IN AND COM-
PRISING A PART OF THE S 1/2 SEC-
TION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
By:/S/Carol White
As Deputy Clerk
74770 ON 8/5,12/05



YAMAHA PW50, '00- new
condition, $500.
(863)697-9883.

YAMAHA SCOOTER- runs
good, $300 or best offer.
(863)357-1577.

YAMAHA YZ 125 2001, Dirt,
Bike. A very reliable bike.
Call (863)634-3617.

YAMAHA YZ80, '01- looks
and runs great, $1300 or
best offer. (863)357-1577.




HONDA 185S, '83 & SUZUKI
LT50, '87- run good, need
TLC,$1000 (863)357-1576
or (954)275-8111.

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

YAMAHA 350, '86, blue, new
tires, good condition, $1000
or best offer (863)673-8741










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Iui Notice


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
LAND PLANNING AGENCY
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Land Planning Agency of the
City'of Okeechobee, Florida on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 atl 6:45 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as possible The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast
3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida The
items of consideration at this meeting are:
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 05-010-SSA submitted by property
owner Wallace Norton. The application is to change the Future Land Use desig-
nation from Single Family (SF) to Commercial (C) for property located at 100
Southwest 11th Avenue. Legal description: Lot 1 of Block 3, Southwest Addition
of Okeechobee, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 7.
Pubic Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately 0.162
acress. The proposed use of the property is for the sale of Antiques and Col-
lectibles.
* Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Comprehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 05-011-SSA submitted by Mark
Goodbread on behalf of property owners KMJ Land Inc. The application is to
change the Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF) to Multi-Family
MF) for vacant property located at the corner of Northeast 10th Street and 3rd
venue. Legal description: Lots 23 to 26 of Block 31, City of Okeechobee, ac-
cording to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Floirda and is approximately .69 acre(s).
* The LPA will also consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or
citizens, to the Comprehensive Plan, which include the Land Development Regu-
lations (LOR's) and render a recommendation to the City Council for considera-
tion and final adoption.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in tie General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3372 x218.
Please be advised that this board serves as a recommendation board. All items
considered are forwarded with their recommendation to the City Council for final
public hearing Wednesday, September 7,2005.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Land Planning Agency with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbtaim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based. Tapes are used for the sole purpose of back-up
for the Clerk's Office.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities ACt (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook, no later than two (2) working
days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x218; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
74661 ON 8/5,15/05

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da, to consider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classification
of Agriculture (A) to the proposed classifications of Public Service (PS). The
property owners and applicants are Visionquest National, LTD, Lois Jean Sharr,
Georgeanne Pacheco and Patricia Sneesby. The property is located at 42660
Highway 441 North, just South of the Oscelola County line and is more particu-
larly described as follows: .
The S 1/2 of NW 1/4 lying North and East of S.R. #15, (US 441); S 1/2 or NE 1/4
Less N 1/2 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 and Less W 1/2 of NW 1/4 SW 1/4 of NE 1/4, all
in Section 6, Township 33 South, Range 35 East, also describing as Lots 55, 56,
57, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77 and 78, COACH HAVEN ES-
TATES, an unrecorded plat.
AND
The W 1/2 of NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4, NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4, and E 1/2
NE 1/4 of SW 1/4, NW 1/4 Section 6, Township 33 South, Range 35 East, also
described as Lots 60, 61, 62 and 63, COACH HAVEN ESTATES, an unrecorded
AND
The W 1/2 of NW 1/4 of SQ 1/4 of NE 1/4 and the E 1/2 of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW
1/4, Section 6, Township 33 South, Range 35 East, also described as Lots 58
and 59, COACH HAVEN ESTATES, an unrecorded plat.
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be con-
tinued to Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Rod-
da.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County Commission-
ers on Thursday, September 8,2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to appeal any deci-
sion by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning Board with respect to
any matter considered at these meetings or hearings will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official
records of the Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition #R-2005-0603
75182 ON 8/5,14/05


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005.
Autos Wanted 401ul
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070




CHEVY CORSICA, '92- good
condition, 4dr, auto, new
tires, no AC, asking $1200
(863)763-7609.
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
'88, new battery, cold air, new
tires, runs good. $500
(863)983-7546
FORD TAURUS WAGON- '92,
Can be fixed up or used for
parts. $500. (772)597-2912
GEO METRO '92 4 door,
runs good, auto., no a/c,
$750 or best offer
(863)467-1210
HONDA CIVIC 1995, Good
condition. Runs good &
Great on gas. $1500 or best
offer. (863)634-3029
KIA- '98, Cold air, 6 cyc. Auto,
New Low Profile tires. Leath-
er seats. Great mileage
$2500 863-467-2614


MERC. GRAND MARQUIS-
'95, 95K Good Condition.
$3500. (561)996-5379
MERCURY TRACER, '91- 4dr,
selling "as is" $2500 or best
offer (863)675-1621.
OLD'S AURORA- '02, White
Excellent condition.
$16,400. 863-634-9330
OLDS CIERA'91
4 door, Runs good
$500 neg (863)675-4602
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1992,
Full power, A/C, C/C, Pioneer
Stereo. Asking $2000.
(863)675-2598
PONTIAC FIREBIRD, '89- V6,
AC, runs great, $1500
(863)697-9883.
VOLVO SW-.'89, Runs good.
Body good condition. $600.
Angela (863)610-0252 or
Becky 484-0031
VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec-
tors, runs great, nds re-
stored, $1800 or best offer
(863)675-6214 after 6pm




FORD F350 FLATBED, '78-
make an offer.
(863)675-5729.




CHEVY BLAZER 1994, 4x4,
Cold A/C. Needs some work.
$700 (863)467-1854
Ford Bronco,'84, 4 whl dr.,
modified motor, high jacker
lift kit, $2500.
(863)261-1104/467-1578


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING
RECLASSIFICATION AND CONSIDERATION
OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 7:00
p in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304
W 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classification of Agriculture (A) to the proposed classification of
Heavy Commercial (C-2) and to consider a Special Exception to allow a ware-
house or storage acnvity in a Heavy Commercial (C-2) zoning district. The prop-
erty owner andapplicant is William Tomlinson. The property is located 4573
Highway 441 SE and is more particularly described as follows:
Commencing at the Northeast corner of Government Lot 4, Section 36, Town-
ship 37 South, Range 35 East, run thence S 890 54'00" W along the North boun-
dary line of said Government Lot 4, for a distance of 660.40 feetto the Northeast
corner of the West /2 of said Government Lot 4; thence run S 000 13' 45" W
along the East boundary line of the aforesaid West'% of Government Lot 4, for
a distance of 1493.43 feel for PO.B., thence run N 57037' 15" W for a distance
of 122.50 feet; thence run S 190 48' 45" West for a distance of 262.00 feet to a
point on the Northerly right-of-way line of SR 15 (US 441); thence run South-
eastedy along the said Northerly nght-of-way line of SR 15 (US 441) for an arc
distance of 225.00 feet to a point on the extended East boundary line of the
aforesaid West 12 of Government Lot 4, thence run N 00013' 45" E along said
extension of the East boundary line of the West / of Government Lot 4 along the
East boundary line of West 1/ of Government Lot 4, for a distance of 300.00 feet
to the PO.B. lying in and comprising a part of the West /2 of Government Lot 4
and a part of marginal lands lying in the unsurveyed portion of Section 36, Town-
ship 37 South. Range 35 East,
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday August 24, 2005 at7:00 p.m. in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304, NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change In zoning will be
held before the Board of County Commissioner on Thursday, September 8,
2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of County Commissioners or the Board of Adjustments and Appeals with
respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearings will need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County
Clerk and Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for
official record of the Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition#R-2005-0601 and S-2005-0621
751990 ON8/5,14/2005

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da, to consider a request for a change in zoning fromm the existing classification
of Agriculture (A) to the proposed classifications of Residential Single Family
(RSF) and Residential General (RG). The property owners and applications are
Gary Michael Davis and Jackson C. Coker, Trustees. The properties are located
on the south side of SW 32nd Street west side of SW 16th Avenue. .
The property requested to be rezoned to Residential Single Family (RSF) in Petition
R-2005-0598 is more particularly described as follows:
Government Lot 2, less the East 703 feet of the North 652.47 feet; SW 1/4 of NE
1/4 of NE 1/4; E 1/2 SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 lying North of the meander line; SE 1/4
of the NE 1/4 lying South of the meander ine; E 1/2 of E 1/2 of SW 1/4; SE 1/4,
less the East 1400 feet of the South 2400 feet, all in Section 32, Township 37
South, Range 35 East.
The property requested to be rezoned to Residential General (RG)' in Petition
R-2005-0599 is more particularly described as follows:
The East 1400 feet of the South 2400 feet of the SE 1/4 of Section 32, Township
37 South, Range 35 East.
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be con-
tinued to Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County Commission-
ers on Thursday, September 8, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to appeal any deci-
sion by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning Board with respect to
any matter considered at these meetings or hearings will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official
records of the Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition #R-2005-0598 and R-2005-0599
75164 ON 8/5,14/05


CAMPER SHELL for short bed
pickup, $250.
(863)357-6140
CHEVY BLAZER 1988, For
parts. $400 or best offer. See
Ruben @ across for Duda
Juice Plant in blue trailer.
CHROME RIMS & TIRES -
18", like new, 6 lug, asking
$1200 or' best offer.
(863)634-1350.
CHRYSLER MINI VAN 1991,
Needs motor. $200
(863)467-2156
ELITE RIMS- (4), 16", No
tires. $500. or best offer.
(239)324-2891
ENGINE, 1981 Rebuilt 350C,
2 Bolts main short block in
crate, 2 Heads. Condo. 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
MERCURY SABLE, '94- good
motor, radiator just replaced,
good tires, bad trans; $600
neg. (863)763-6888.
RACING HOOD- After market,
Aluminum. $50. or best offer
(863)261-2263
RIMS W/TIRES- 20" wheels
were on truck, $2000 call for
more details
(863)673-2671.
TIRES & RIMS- 17", 5 LUG
Ford rims with tires. $100.
(863)634-5129
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)675-92837
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 SHORT BED 1988,
Tagged. Racing motor.
Clean. Must see! $2500.
Firm. (302)335-3442
DODGE DAKOTA- '95, Club
Cab, Loaded, Mechanically
sound. Needs breaks $2500.
(863)610-1182
DODGE RAM SST, '98-
w/chip, $7500 call
(863)675-5729.
FORD F250- '88, 5th wheel,
Runs Great. $1400,
(863)634-1867
FORD RANGER, '84- 2.8 V6,
4x4, runs good, $1100 firm,
must go! (863)441-2942.
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

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Cargo, 20ft, barn doors each
end, $2500 (863)699-9701.

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sides w/roof. $150/ best offer.
863-357-3633/697-1393.


a~i Notice


Pla atiI


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida wil
on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and there-
after to consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 903: AN
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBE FLORIDA AMENDING THE OFFI-
CIAL ZONING MAP OF OKEECHOBEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF
LAND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM RESIDENTIAL SIN-
GLE FAMILY-ONE (RSF-1 ZONING DISTRICT TO LIGHT COMMERCIAL ( CLT)
ZONING DISTRICT, AMENDING THE ZONING MAP ACCORDINGLY, PROVIDING
FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The purpose of the ordinance is'to changethe zoning classifications from Residen-
tal Single Family-One (RSF-1) to Light Commercial iCLT) by property owners
Haynes E. and Susan Williams, Petition No. 05-006-R for property located at 408
Northeast 3rd StreeL Legal description: Lot 3 and West 10 feet of Lot 2 of Block
144, City of Okeechobee.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such Interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based. City Clerk taps are for the sole purpose of backup for official records
of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact Lane Gamlotea no later than two (2) working
days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired,
cal TD 1-800-222-3448 (voice or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
74935 ON 8/5/05
I
NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission MeeOng Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, orida to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow the sale
and repair of new and used motor vehicles in a Commercial (C) zoning district.
The property owner and applicant Is Don Browning. The property is located at
4774 Highway 441 North and is more particularly described as follows:
Commencing at the NW corner of Section 3, Township 37 South, Range 35 East,
run N 89 deg. 36'31" E along the north boundary line of said Section 3, for a dis-
tance of 183.50 feet to a point on the Eastedrly R/W line of SR 15 (US 441) for
RO.B. thence conOinue N 89 deg. 36'31" E along the North boundary line of said
Section 3 for a distance of 643.00 feet, thence run S 00 deg. 23'29" E at a right
angle for a distance of 165 feet, thence run S 89 deg. 36'31" W parallel with the
North boundary of said Section 3, for a distance of 660,14 feet more or less to a
point on the Easterly R/W line of aforesaid SR 15 (US 441) thence run N 05 deg.
32'15" E along the said R/W line for a distance of 165.88 feet to RO.B.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 7:00p.m. in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okee-
chobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose
of backup for official records of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition S-2005-0622
75173 ON 8/5/05


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board on Tuesday, August 23,2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd St, Okeechobee, Florida, to,
consider request for a change in zoning from the existing classification of Agri-
culture (A) tothe proposed classification of Neighborhood Commercial-2 NC-2).
The property owners and applicants are George and Patricia Brown. The proper-
ty is located at 2912 State Road 710 and is more particularly described as tol-
lows:
Commencing at the SE Comerof Section 14, Runs S 890 54' 15" W on the
South Boundary line of Section 14 and Center Line of Old Sherman Road for a
distance of 1027.01 feet, then run N 040'15" E a distance of 592 feet for the
point of beginning. Thence run N 65047'45" W a distance of 45.44 feet. thence
run N 25 37'0 E for a distance of252.21 feetto a point on the southerly right
of way line of State Road 710, thence run eastedrly on said southerly right of way
line of State Road 710 for a chord bearing and distance of S 65013'38" E for a
chord distance of 129.06 feet, thence run S 28024'35" W a distance of 204 feet,
thence run N 69103'05" W a distance of 78.57 feet, thence run S 180 56' 55" W
for a distance of 38 feet TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be con-
Oinued to Wednesday August 24, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County Commission-
ers on Thursday, September 8,2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Ror-
da.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to appeal any deci-
sion by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning Board with respect to
any matter considered at these meetings or hearing will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and
Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup fro official
records of the Clerk andofthe Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition R-2005-0602
75179 ON 8/5,14/2005


LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns
Towing Service storage lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972 on AUGUST 19,
2005, at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida
Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and
storage charges. Year, make, model
and vin are as follows.
1984 Cadillac Devlle
VIN# 1G6AM4789E9135401
1992 Ford Aerostar
VIN# 1FMDA31X3NZA12394
Unknown Boat
VIN# KY 9256GG
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be. accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE!
Said automobiles will be sold in 'As
Is" condition with no guarantee's.



EQUIPMENT TRAILER
Tandem axle, ramp, pinto
hitch, 6K-8K Ilb 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
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, atic,
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NOTICE OF SALE
'70 West Self Storage
2190 SR70 West
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Sat. August 13,2005
@ 9:30 AM
Unit #236 Tony Corwin
Unit #225 Lemoel McClanahan
Unit #262 Tiela Buck
Unit #403 Brian Cooper

70521 ON 07/29/05 & 08/05/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
Awesome Self Storage, 6489 US 441
SE, Okeechobee, FL 34974 will dis-
pose of stored items on August 17,
005.
Unit #345 Ripley
Unit #255 Hlpshire
Units #227 228 J&S Trucking
Unit 301 Harrlson
Unit 103 Washington
Unit 478 Holata
75300 ON 8/5,12/05


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S~i Noic 50051


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and there-
after to consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 904: AN
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE OFFI-
CIAL ZONING MAP OF OKEECHOBEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF
LAND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM HEAVY COMMER-
CIAL (CHV) ZONING DISTRICT TO RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE FAMILY (RMF)
ZONING DISTRICT, AMENDING THE ZONING MAP ACCORDINGLY, PROVIDING
FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The purpose of the ordinance is to change the zoning classification from Heavy
Commercial (CHV) to Residenbtal Multiple Family RMF) by property owners Wil-
liam and Cathenne Fagan, Petition No. 05-007-R for property located in the 100
Block of Northeast 10th Street, Legal description: Lots 21 and 22 of Block 31,
City of Okeechobee.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing
The proposed Ordinance may te inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based. City Clerk taps are for the sole purpose of backup for official records
of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working
days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
74946 ON 8/5/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and there-
after to consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 906: AN
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING ORDINANCE
NO. 716 LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS SECTION 82-61 THEREOF; TO
AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS AND STANDARDS CONCERNING WELLHEAD
PROTECTION AREA TO CONFORM TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVID-
ING FOR DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS, RESTRICTIONS AND PROHIBITIONS;
PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS AND SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in 'its entirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, exceptfor holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based. City Clerk taps are for the sole purpose of backup for official records
of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26; persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working
days priorto the proceeding at6376-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
74946 ON 8/5/05

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
PLANNING BOARD
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Planning Board of the City of
Okeechobee, Florida on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon
thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd
Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, orida. The items of
consideration at this meeting are:
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to. consider Rezoning Application No. 05-008-R
submitted by property owners Ronnie and Ellain Lawrence. The application is to
change the zoning designation from Residential Single Family One (RSF-1) to
Heavy Commercial (CHV) for vacant property located at 1120 South Parrott Ave-
nue. Legal description: Lots 10,11, 12 of Block 16, South Okeechobed, accord-
ing to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 7, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately .33 acress.
Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Rezoning Application No. 05-009-R
submitted by Mark Goodbread on behalf of property owners KMJ Land Inc. The
application is to change the zoning designation from Heavy Commercial (CHV) to
Residential Multiple Family (RMF) for vacant property located at the corner of
Northeast 10th Street and 3rd Avenue. Legal description: Lots 23 to 26 of Block
31, City of Okeechobee, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5,
Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and.is approximately .69
acress.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3372 x218.
Please be advised that this board serves as a recommendation board. All items
considered are forwarded with their recommendation to the City Council for final
public hearing Tuesday, September 20, 2005.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at
this meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and
for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is.to be based. Tapes are used tfor the sole purpose of back-up for the Clerks Of-
fice.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook, no later than two (2) working
days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x218; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TOO 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
74670 ON 8/5,15/05

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will he held before the Board of Adjustment of the
City of Okeechobee, Florida on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast
3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The
items of consideration atthis meeting are:
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a VARIANCE requesting to allow for an en-
croachment on an easement and standard setbacks from rear setback of 10 feet
to 6 feet and side setback from 10 feet to 0 feet, David and Rene Wilson are the
property owners and applicants. The subject property is located at 816 South-
east 11th Street. Legal description: Lot 37 of Okeecobee Estates, according to
the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 20, Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida and is approximately .20 acres.
Petition No. 05-003-V
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a VARIANCE requesting development of a
lot (width size of 47.50 feet) that does not meet the 50 feet minimum width lot
area (Ret LDR Sec. 90-285(i)). Winifred J. James is the property owner and
Donald Scott Montagna is the applicant The subject property is located within
the 100 Block of Northwest 13th Street, Legal description: Lot 25 of Block 3, City
of Okeechobee, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5,
Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately 0.161 acres.
Petition No. 05-004-V
A copy of the entire petition and agenda are available in the General Services Office,
Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3372 x218. Please
be advisedhat tthe Board of Adjustment will serve as the decision making body
(quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny the above Applica-
tion(s).
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of Adjustment with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based.
General Services Department tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official
records of the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA) and Florida Statute 286,26, persons with disabilities needing special
accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook
no later tIi. ... 11 .......i .. ,-. prior to the proceedin at (863) 763-3372
i. i,:, :, :, ,. .,,, .... repaired telephone the Flodda Relay Service
IHu mlbl n i.w.,', -. i ]i,1.,; ,, 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for assistance.
Brian Whitehall, Zoning Admini strator
74645 ON 8/5,15/05


Community Events


Red Cross needs instructors

Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they 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 Defib-
rillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee Branch of
the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.



Church collecting for care packages

The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to invite
the community to participate in a project for Operation Freedom Iraqi.
The church will be sending care packages to 20 servicemen in the
Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our country have
requested items not only for themselves, but they also give items to the
Iraqi children while on patrol and visiting. We would like to invite the
community to help us with this project. For more information, contact
Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.



Children's council seeks volunteers

The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a
few fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Gover-
nor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or
four years. The council meets monthly to discuss programs and
needs of the children in the community. Once a year, agencies
request funds through a grant process. Each council member
"adopts" an agency or two as their own and monitors the programs'
services that they provide to our children. Those interested in com-
pleting an application should contact Cathleen Blair, executive
director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255.


Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of their
Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of trained
volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure fires,
floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to help
local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Candace at
the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-
2488.


Free 10 Commandments signs
The Living Word of Faith has 10 Commandment yard signs with
stands for anyone wishing to put them in their yards. For information
call Lee Minton at (863) 357-3442, or John White at (863) 357-2975.


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


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, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
tion.


Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of
operation are: June 2 Aug. 7, Tuesday Saturday from 12:30 until
6:30 p.m., Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday
evenings from 7 until 9 p.m. (family night swim); Aug. 8 Oct. 30:
Tuesday through Friday from 4 until 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.
until 5 p.m., Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. The pool is not open during
school hours. For information, contact the pool office at (863) 467-
7667.







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All F-Series, Rangers and Econoline Vans after commercial account rebate. Must have proof of business liability insurance. Vehicles shown approximate likeness to in stock inventory. All vehicles subject to prior sale and quantities are
limited. Interest rates as shown with approved credit beacon score of 720 or higher *60 months @ 6.49%, **72 months @ 7.25%.
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'00 CHEVY
MALIBU
Auto A'C Fwi. P1i g Cl-.ri
88,995

'03 FORD
TAURUS
4 D ,:r S .I.,r
$11,695
'00 CHRYSLER
TOWN & COUNTRY
Tan Lthr., 4 Dr., Pwr., Clean
$11,999
'02 FORD
MUSTANG CONV.
Wht., Lthr., Auto., 43,500 Mi.
$13,995
'03 HONDA
ELEMENT
Midnight Blue
$14,495
'01 MAZDA
MIATA CONV.
Blue, Auto., 31,400 Miles
$14,995
'02 BUICK
REGAL GS LTD.
Silver, Leather, Supercharged
$15,595
'04 FORD
RANGER EDGE
Super Cab, Hareside, Auto.
$16,995
'04 FORD EXPLORER
SPORT TRAC
XLT Pkg., Alloys, Step Bars
$16,995

'03 MITSUBISHI
ECLIPSE CONV'.
$19,995

'04 DODGE DAKOTA
CREW CAB
$20,495
'02 FORD EXPEDITION
EDDIE BAUER
hale 1ir, Linm 2-4 7C0i ij,.
$23,495
'04 FORD F-350
SUPER CAB
Big Foot, Single Rear Wheel
$29,995
'02 BMW
X5
Blk., Lthr., Affordable Luxury
$32,495



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