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Justice for children: Volunteer guardians needed


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Children who are abused, neglected and find their way into dependency court in Okee-
chobee have a team of supporters looking out for their best interests through the
Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program. The working team starts with Judge Shirley Brennan
(seated) and flows through other members, including (from left): Jimi Cashwell, clerk;
Elizabeth Mackenzie, acting director; Donny Trent, court security; Alex Smith, GAL
recruiter/case coordinator; and Elizabeth McHugh, program attorney.

Program helps abused children
By Audrey Blackwell have a court-appointed guardian have," explained Judge Bren-
Okeechobee News to speak up for them. Five GAL nan.


A decade ago, rap artist Big
Daddy Kane sang that the chil-
dren are the future and that they
should be taught well and given
a sense of pride.
Today, Judge Shirley Brennan
holds that same belief and adds
to,it the important provision of a
safe, secure environment. She
works her belief through the
county dependency court sys-
tem in Okeechobee for children
who are abused or neglected.
A program that is dear to her
heart is the Guardian ad Litem
(GAL) program where volun-
teers give approximately 20
hours a week to learn about the
child and advocate for him or
her through the court system.
The children involved are
usually victims of abuse or neg-
lect and are coping with feelings
of betrayal and fear. On top of
that, they are thrown into a judi-
cial system that is overwhelming
and, often, their voices .go
unheard by the court and state
agencies. What these children
need are caring, compassionate
people to advocate for their safe-
ty, security and happiness,
according to Judge Brennan..
In Okeechobee County, the
number of children involved in
the Guardian ad Litem program
totals 125, and only 41 children


volunteers work dependency
cases in Okeechobee County.
Okeechobee is part of a four-
county GAL district that also
includes Martin, St. Lucie and
Indian River counties. .
Judge Brennan said the case-
load has doubled in the last year
for dependency cases in Okee-
chobee. In the timeframe of Jan-
uary to July 2005, 91 cases were
filed, compared to 49 having
been filed between January and
July of 2004.
"We need more guardians to
represent more children," she
said.
Cases of child abuse are first
reported to the Department of
Children and Families (DCF) and
remain a part of that system. The
number to report child abuse, 1-
800-962-2873, is listed in the pink
pages of the local telephone
book under the state section,
Florida listing.
Since DCF represents the
entire family unit, there is a great
need for an individual voice for
the abused child.
"Often, the Department of
Children and Families and their
providers cannot provide the
level of supervision necessary to
advise the court of the special
needs of abused and neglected
children because of the number
and magnitude of cases they


Judge Brennan made an
appeal for more guardians.
"My plea to the community is
this: Look into your heart and
see if you have a few hours to
dedicate to helping a child. I
encourage you to do so. Chil-
dren really need the help," she
urged.
Once the call to DCF is
logged, it triggers an investiga-
tion by DCF, which starts the
process. When a case of abuse
or neglect is determined, it
comes before Judge Brennan as
a dependency case and she
appoints a GAL.
Each child needs his or her
own guardian so that person can
report back to the court on the
child's needs, according to the
judge. In recent cases, the
guardian program helped kids to
get the proper medications, spe-
cial orthopedic shoes and coun-
seling.
"Often times, counseling
services are not provided to
those who suffer abuse," Judge
Brennan said. "The guardian is
the watchdog for the child. They
have proved invaluable in bring-
ing to my attention what is going
on in a child's life."
Once an issue involving a
child in a dependency case
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Local woman fights paralysis


By MaryAnn Morris
Special to the Okeechobee News
Pat Bennett knew she had a
back problem when she went to
Dr. Donald Moore, an orthope-
dic specialist, in November,
2004, but as far as she knew the
problem was her lumbar region.
She was in for a surprise. When
she asked Dr. Moore if he could
help her, he replied, "sure, but
we have to fix your neck first."
This was not the news she want-
ed to hear.
She was hospitalized for sur-
gery to fuse most of the verte-
brae in her neck, the C-3
through C-7 vertebrae. After sur-
gery, she was sent home to recu-
perate, but again, things didn't
go as hoped.
"I fell out of bed and hit my
head on the night table," she
recalled, "and I couldn't move."
Not a hand, foot, not a muscle.
"Thank heavens for the
Okeechobee paramedics and
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room at Raulerson Hospital.
They kept me stable and. immo-
bilized until they got me to St.
Lucie Medical Center where Dr.
Moore practices."
"There tests showed that my
C-2 vertebra, that's the one that's
up inside your skull, had been
broken. After another extensive
surgery and eight days in the
intensive care unit there where
they monitored me minute by
minute, I was finally released to
Health South Treasure Coast
Rehabilitation Hospital in Vero
Beach.
While Mrs. Bennett was in
I.C.U., her special friend Mac
McCallister was doing research.
"While I was in I.C.U., Mac
met with people from a lot of dif-
ferent rehabilitation facilities,
but none of them would handle
spinal cord injuries," she
recalled. "Health South did and
Mac really liked their representa-
tive and the things lie said. I was
a quadriplegic when I went to
Health South on May 9,2005.


"So, every day, Mac would
drive from Okeechobee to the
hospital in Vero Beach to help
with my physical therapy or feed
me meals.
"There I was, I couldn't move
my hand or foot and as soon as I
was settled in my room, some-
one came in to ask me if I want-
ed a shower. A real shower! I
told them I was immobile and
they brought a special frame
and wheeled me into the show-
er, lying there with my big neck
brace protected from the water
and I had the first real shower
since before my surgery. That
was my introduction to Health
South.
"Just a few days later, they
got me upright in a special
frame that held my whole body,
so my body could get used to
being vertical again. I felt like a
new woman, even though I
knew I had a long way to go. I
had spent a lot of time thinking
See Paralysis Page 2


Special to the Okeechobee News/MaryAnn Morris
Pat Bennett of Okeechobee went from being a 70-year-old
quadriplegic in November, 2004 to walking with a walker in
June 2005. Mrs. Bennett and her special friend Mac McCallis-
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Paralysis

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about Christopher Reeves during
those days in I.C.U. and I knew at
my age (I'm 70 years old) and
with the extent of the injuries I
had, the doctors hadn't given me
the best of chances. But I was get-
ting better and Dr. Syed Zaidi was
so upbeat and kind.
"Health South gave me three to
four hours of active therapy every
day. We found out that the hospi-
tal had been there nearly 20 years
and took care of all sorts of trau-
ma, stroke, spinal cord, burn,
wound rehabilitation and so
much more. They were so amaz-
ing.
"Around mid-May, I went for x-
rays to check the surgery. Again,
bad news! A piece of the C-2 verte-
bra was loose and floating around
in my head. I went back to Health
South with one of those 'halo'
metal frames implanted in my
head. I was so discouraged. That
was really my lowest point.
"But when I went to the dining
room one of the men called out,
'Hey, can you pull in HBO on that
thing?' And some ladies called
back, 'Oh, no you don't, we have a
perfect decorating scheme for it!'
"Next stop was Shand's Hospi-
tal at the University of Florida in
Gainesville this time to be operat-
ed on by Dr. Jacobs there.
"Just two days later, I was get-
ting into my own car for Mac to
drive me home to my own house.
"Now, I can use my left hand,
the right hand is starting to come
back and I walk pretty well, yes,
with a walker, but it will come too.
"Thanks to a lot of good people
and the wonderful care and
upbeat attitude I have my life
back," said Mrs. Bennett. "I'm
very, very lucky!"


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Code board to discuss five cases


By Audrey Blackwell Two cases are in compliance: a
Okeechobee News property at N.W 10th Avenue and
Eighth Street, and one on N.W.
" -~ The City of Okeechobee Code 10th Street.
Enforcement Board will discuss A new case will be brought
five cases at their meeting Tues- before the board regarding prop-
day beginning at 7 p.m. at city erty at 1002 S.E. Eighth Drive on a
hall. general cleaning and beautifica-


tion violation.
The board will discuss two old
cases that are under a fine. Prop-
erty on N.W 12th Street is under a
fine for public nuisances. Proper-
ty in the 800 block of N.W. 12th
Street is under a fine for general
cleaning and beautification.


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comes to the judge's attention, she
can take the necessary action to
remedy the situation get the
proper medication ordered and
.the right shoes, or fulfill whatever
the need is. Without the voice of
the guardian for the child, the
needs may not be met.
Elizabeth Mackenzie, assistant
director of the local GAL program,
said that Judge Brennan is one of
the few judges who encourages
children to come to court and
approach the bench. Judge Bren-
nan will talk to any child who can
communicate, some as young as 3
- years old.
- .. "They can talk to me in court, or
alone. It is their right," the judge said.
"It's about them, their lives. They
-" have a stake in what is going on, and
I don't want to abuse them again by
not paying attention to them."
Listening to the children is
something the judge said she
learned at judicial dependency
training.
S"I learned that the kids want to
be heard, and they are comfort-
L able enough with me to write me
about what is going on in their
lives and if there is any more
abuse. The children are our future,
and if we don't take care of them,
what kind of future will we have?"
she asked rhetorically.
For those children who are too
afraid to talk in court, the GAL can
speak for them. And if a guardian
cannot attend court, they can send a
report or contact the GAL office and
their staff will advocate for the child.
In addition to Ms. Mackenzie,
the GAL office houses a program
attorney, Elizabeth McHugh; a
s case coordinator, Alex Smith; and
S ^ other trained staff.


* About the program
A comprehensive federal
W statute was enacted by Congress in
1974, the Federal Child Abuse and
Treatment Act, which provides for
financial assistance to states for
I programs in the prevention, identi-
fiction and treatment of child
-. abuse and neglect.
This act contains a requirement
that states seeking assistance
videos" under its provisions provide for the
id rs" mandatory appointment of a
Guardian ad Litem to represent the
- best interests of an abused or neg-
elected child in every case which
results in a judicial proceeding.
S- The State of Florida responded
to this mandate by establishing the
Guardian ad Litem Program within
the Office of the State Courts
Administrator.
The Guardian ad Litem is an
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or neglected child's community
and represents the child's interests
to the court system. The guardian
is not responsible for removing a
child from an unsafe home the
court does that. The judge issues a
court order to appoint a Guardian
ad Litem, and without that order
the guardian would have no
access to the child's medical
records, school records or coun-
seling.
Each Guardian ad Litem must
have a commitment to helping
children. Criteria includes being 18
years or older and having no crimi-
nal background. Applicants must
complete a background check and
undergo 30 hours of training that
can be accomplished over 30 days.
They complete an initial face-to-
face interview and a final interview
after the training.
A training program is slated for
Okeechobee in early September
and interested personscan call the
toll free number, 1-866-341-1425.
Training will be on-site or home-
study, a mix of both or done inde-
pendently.
"We will accommodate any
need for training an interested per-
son has," Ms. Mackenzie said,
emphasizing the need for more
volunteer guardians. She said
there are a lot of children in the
program. "I do not accept what
goes on with them as I wouldn't
with my own children," she said.
Ms. Mackenzie said the training
can be tailored to fit anyone's
schedule if they have a desire and
commitment to help children. The
training addresses keeping both
the volunteer and the child safe
and can accommodate couples.
"If the volunteer is a female and
her spouse or significant other has
cleared the background check, he
can go with her," Ms. Mackenzie
said. "Eventually, he may become
a volunteer guardian."


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And those who work are able
to send in their reports rather than
appear in person.
The goal is to achieve perma-
nency for the child within a year.
That is the state standard. That
may mean adoption or reuniting
the child in the natural family
home.
"Some cases take longer, but
the goal is a year," Ms. Mackenzie
said.
Even though a case is complet-
ed and the dependency issue is
resolved, that does not necessarily
mean the end of the relationship
between the guardian and the
child. Smtne guardians maintain
their clo6e bonds with the children
long after the case is over.
Ms. McHugh said there is
tremendous satisfaction in being a
guardian.
"All persons I've spoken to as
guardians just love it," she said.
She said most of the guardians
are long term, five and 10 years
with the program. The program
has been in existence for 25 years.
Ms. Smith said it is important
for people to remember that the
children helped by the guardians
have been abused or neglected;
they are not juvenile delinquents
as some have thought.

Promoting
the program
In keeping with their pledge to
secure more guardians, Judge
Brennan and Ms. Mackenzie speak
to groups and organizations in
Okeechobee.
"Any group that wants to know
more about the Guardian ad Litem
program can contact us. We will
be glad to come out and speak to
the organization," Judge Brennan
said.
Interested persons may contact
the program at their toll-free num-
ber, 1-866-341-1425.


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OHS open house to take place Monday, August 8


Open house at Okeechobee
High School will be held Monday,
Aug.8.
From 1 until 3:30 p.m., seniors
and juniors may pick up their
schedules and apply for parking
permits in the OHS cafeteria. From
7 until 8:30 p.m., seniors and jun-
iors may pick up their schedules
outside the academic center.
Sophomores may pick up their
schedules in the cafeteria.
Parents are encouraged to


accompany the members of the
Class of 2008
and attend a Par- C
ent Information- "jp' ij,
al Meeting in the
lecture hall at either 7:15 or 8:15
p.m. These meetings will last
approximately 20 minutes.
The meeting agenda is:
7:15 welcome and
announcements regarding
evening's activities;
7:20 introduction of teachers


of sophomores, sophomore guid-
ance counselor and OHS adminis-
trators;
7:25 explanation of new
2005-06 OHS 'Stuff Your Kid May
Forget to Tell You';
7:30 school dress fashion
show featuring OHS varsity football
players and cheerleaders; and,
7:35 students and parents
dismissed to familiarize themselves
with the OHS campus.
The meeting will be repeated at


8:15 p.m.
Students, and parents, new to
OHS may want to take advantage
of the cafeteria tour offered
throughout the evening during
which experienced OHS students
will demonstrate the lunchtime
procedures.
There will be an information
boot in the commons area, and it
will be manned by OHS staff mem-
bers. Parents and students. are
encouraged to visit the information
booth for details on: semester


grading chart; guidance informa-
tion sheet (SAT/ACT registration
deadlines, Bright Futures require-
ments, etc.); youth crime watch
information; school advisory coun-
cil sign up; OHS club information;
school supply lists; athletic sched-
ules; and, Okeechobee County
Schools Calendar for 2005-06.
In other news, the 2005 gradua-
tion DVDs have arrived.
The professionally produced
DVD of the commencement exer-
cises includes footage of the entire


ceremony including the proces-
sional, National Anthem, salutato-
ry and valedictory addresses and
the presentation of diplomas.
There are also scenes of the gradu-
ates before the ceremony and of
the audience.
Those who ordered the DVDs
may pick up their copy at the OHS
office.
Copies can still be ordered at
price of $25 each. For details and
information on ordering the DVD,
call (863) 462-5025.


It's time to go back to school but not back in debt


By Debbie Clements
Extension Family & Consumer
Science Agent
Most everyone will notice the
big yellow busses rolling through
town this week a sure sign that
local schools are now back in ses-
sion. Parents will soon get detailed
lists of essential school supplies
from their children's teachers, and
kids will be looking at their class-
mates for the latest fashions for the
new schoolyear.
Many families will feel their
family budget is stretched real thin
this year, especially with all of the
storm-related expenses from this
past year. What can be done to
help our students get started off on
the right foot without breaking the
bank?
"Back-to-school time is one of
the major spending promotion
times by retailers and credit card
issuers alike," warns Paul Richard


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of the San Diego based, award
winning, nonprofit Institute of
Consumer Financial Education
(ICFE). The ICFE is concerned
with advertising aimed at con-
sumers that promotes indiscrimi-
nate credit-based spending for
back-to-school supplies. The ICFE
is dedicated to helping consumers
improve their spending, increase
their savings and use credit more
wisely.
Because credit cards have the
basic message of: spend, credit
card use in this country continues
to increase. So also has the
amount of debt carried by card-
holders and the various hidden
fees are also rising.


Try these ten spending tips
from the ICFE for getting better
value when doing your back-to
school shopping.
1) Make a list of what is needed
by category; i.e. clothing, books,
sports equipment, or music etc.
2) Plan ahead. Start watching
for store sale flyers, flea markets,
garage sales, clearance sales, etc.
3) Establish a spending-plan
and make a timetable to purchase
the essentials over several weeks
or months.
4) Comparison shop with at
least five different sources for the
best values.
5) Consider not buying all the
needed clothing initially If it all
gets worn at once, it may all need
replacing at the same time. Spread
out these purchases over many
weeks. Allow some flexibility so as
to take advantage of sales and true
bargains. "
6) Avoid using credit cards to


spend income not yet earned.
They are too expensive (users
either pay interest or an annual fee,
or both, for the convenience).
Some credit card issuers routinely
promote indiscriminate spending,
which so often can result in over-
spending. Try using a bank debit
card that uses money you actually
have, and avoid those fees and
interest payments.
7) When it comes to trendy
items for school clothes or school
supplies, encourage children to
become independent and not "go-
with-the-flowv" demanding all of
the latest product tie-ins, from the
summer's hottest movies, for
example. Fads often lose their
steam after school starts, often
because nearly every other child
has them.
8) If there are several children
in your home with back to school
needs, you may want to consider
setting aside money each month


of the year for this expense to
avoid having to divert money away
from other expenses.
9) Use layaway plans for cloth-
ing, supplies, etc. whenever possi-
ble and practical.
10) Purchase "pre-owned"
(used) text books, lab tools and
supplies, etc. when possible.
Most consumers who do credit-
based spending have become vic-
tims to the forces in our society,
getting people to spend beyond
their incomes. Credit based spend-
ing decisions have a far greater
negative impact on one's financial
future than any investment deci-
sion one might ever make. These
decisions include how often to eat
out (or entertain someone) this
week, how much to spend on
back-to-school needs, or redeco-
rating a room, updating your
wardrobe and especially those
unplanned -spending trips to the
grocery store.


For information about "Mend-
ing Spending," monthly budgeting
guidelines, and to receive warning
labels and sleeves for debit and
charge cards, visit the ICFE's Web
page at www.icfe.info. The site
also includes helpful sections on
increasing savings, using credit
wisely, plus ideas on how to set up
and implement a spending-plan
for personal and/or family
finances.
We've placed more informa-
tion on our Okeechobee web
page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on using credit wisely, email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
U.S. 98 N. in Okeechobee, and for
Florida Yard. questions visit our
Okeechobee County Master Gar-
deners from 1 until 5 p.m. on Tues-
day afternoons.


South Elementary School supply list


Kindergarten
24 pk crayons
1 pkg. pencils
1 pkg. cap erasers
I bottle white school glue
Blunt-end scissors
Pkg. dry erase markers
1 large box tissues
1 plastic school box
First grade
24 pk. crayons
1-pkg. crayons
1 pkg unlined index cards
1-glue stick
Blunt-end scissors
1 pkg. dry erase markers
1 large box tissues
1- plastic school box
First grade writing tablet '
2 pocket folders w/brads (red
andblue) '
Second grade
24 pk crayons
1 pkg pencils
1 pkg 3x5 lined index cards
2 glue sticks
Blunt-end scissors
1 pkg. dry erase markers
1 large box of tissues
1 zipper pencil pouch
1 pkg of highlighters
1 pkg of colored markers
I pkg. loose leaf notebook
paper
1-3 ring binder-1"
5-2 pocket folders w/brads (red,
yellow, orange, blue and green)


Third grade
24 pk crayons
1-pkg pencils
1 pkg 3x5 lined index cards
1 bottle white school glue
Blunt-end scissors
1 pkg. dry erase markers
I large box tissues
1- zippered pencil pouch
I pkg. colored pencils
1 Composition book
1 pkg loose leaf notebook paper
1-3 ring binder-1"
4-2 pocket folders w/brads
Fourth grade
2 pkgs of pencils
3 pkgs 3x5 lined index cards
2 pkgs dry erase markers
2 large boxes of tissues
I zippered pencil pouch .
1 Composition book
1 pkg. filler notebook paper
1 ruler
Zipper plastic baggies
5-2 pocket folders w/brads
(red, yellow, orange, blue and
green)
Fifth grade
1 pkg. pencils
1 pkg. 3x 5 lined index cards
1 bottle white school glue
Blunt-end scissors
1 pkg. dry erase markers
1 large box of tissues
I pkg. colored pencils
1 pkg. markers


1 pkg. highlighters
2 Composition books
1 pkg. filler paper
1-3 ring binder-I"
2-2 pocket folders w/brads
I ruler
2 erasable pens
1-3.5 floppy disk
Mrs. Mullin's
VE K-2 class
24 pk. crayons
1 pkg. pencils
1 pkg. cap erasers
1 plastic school box
I bottle white school glue
Blunt-end scissors
1 pkg. index cards
I large box tissues
I pkg dry erase markers
Mrs. Lozano's
Class
24 pk. crayons
1 pkg. pencils
1 pink rectangle eraser
1 plastic school box
2 glue sticks
Blunt-end scissors
1 pkg. index cards
1 large box tissues
Mrs. Lima's
VE 3-5 class
24 pack crayons
I pkg. pencils


1 pkg pencil grips
1 plastic school box
1 bottle white school glue
Blunt-end scissors


2 pkgs 3 x 5 index cards
1 large box tissues
1 pkg. of colored pencils
2 dry erase markers


1 pkg. filler paper
1-3 ring binder-l"
1 ruler
3-2 pocket folders


Pete Gawda/Okeechobee News
Displaying their handiwork
Participants in the Okeechobee County Senior Services program have been making
dresses and handbags to sell to help finance some of their activities. Displaying the
handcrafted items are, (left to right) Debbie Schwendenmann, coordinator of the pro-
gram, Ulla Thuerling, Virginia Rhoden, Margaret Harding and Lynda Sweat. These items
will be for sale in the park on Labor Day weekend. Interested persons can also make
purchases at the senior center, 1019 S.W. Park St.


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Obituary


Jean E. Regelmann
Jean E. Regelmann, age 71, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, July 31,
2005, at Raulerson Hospital. She
was born June 21, 1934, in the
town of New Bremen, N.Y. to Willis
and Eva (Mitchell) Camidge. She
was a homemaker having come to
Okeechobee from North Palm
Beach in 1979. She proudly served
our country in the U.S. Navy at Mil-
ton Navy Base in Pensacola. She
was a member of the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, the Okeechobee
County Search and Rescue Unit,
COPS and an Eagle) member of
NRA. She was a private pilot, certi-
fied scuba diver, avid hunter and
fisherwoman. She was very active
in the agricultural and horticultural
industries.
Survivors include: very special


companion of 30 years, Vincent
LaMariana; daughter, Kimberly
(Jeffery) Kuehl; three grandchil-
dren, J.C., Tyler and Ashley; Vin-
cent's children, Steve, Joe and
Terry, Donna and Kevin, Vince, Jr.,
Liz and Kevin, Maryann and Ricky;
five grandchildren.; one great-
grandchild; and, brother, James
Annalee) Camidge.
Memorial mass will be held at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005 at 2 p.m.
Father Hugh Duffywill officiate,.
In lieu of flowers memorials
may be made to Hospice of Okee-
chobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okee-
chobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.


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673-2021
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532-1660
DeLand
738-0260
Ormond/Sea
441-1785
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(321) 729-6670
Indialantic
729-6133
West Melbourne
725-6025
Viera/Baytree
242-7661
Merritt Island
986-9569
Palm Bay West
733-7660
Rockledge
632-2027
Cocoa Commons
633-1909


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Community Events

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

Sheriff to speak at Chamber lunch
The general membership luncheon for the Chamber of Com-
merce will be held Aug. 10 at the Golden Corral, 700 S. Parrott
Ave., starting at noon. There will be a special presentation by
Sheriff Paul May on the role of the Okeechobee County Sheriff'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 Fri-
day, 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 meet-
ing will also be held at the Health Department.

Back to school collections under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annu-
al school supplies drive for the needy children in our county. They
will be collecting items until Aug. 12. Let's work together 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 infor-
mation 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 5Kwalk 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 Thursday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Visiting Nurses Asso- ,
ciation, 208 S.E. Park St. Please visit our Okeechobee website at
http://www.acesevents.org for information. For team recruit-
ment, or if you are a cancer survivor, contact Pattie Mullins/co
chair at (863) 634-4054.

Medicare benefits 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 1 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 Legisla-
tive Representative, a 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 infor-
mation, 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 fellowship hall.
For information, call (863) 763-4127.


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Looking Back ...
The Ben Dixon family came to Okeechobee in the 1950s. Mr. and Mrs. Dixon were active in church and community affairs.
He is a past president of the Okeechobee County Farm Bureau Federation. Shown here are (left to right) Steve, David,
Mary Frances, Ricky, Ben, Jr. and Ben, Sr. This photo also appears in the book "Strolling Down Country Roads" by Twila
Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson. Plans are currently under way by the Okeechobee Historical Society to reprint
the book "Strolling Down Country Roads". Recent interest in buying a copy of the book has been-increasing, and the
Historical Society needs an estimate of the number of books to order. The expected cost is $35 to $40 per copy, and the
society hopes to have the books available by Christmas. If you are interested in buying a copy of the book send your
name, address and telephone number to: Betty C. Williamson, P.O. Box 249, Okeechobee, Fla., 34973. This will not obli-
gate you to buy the book, but you will be notified when the books are available. You are asked to send your information
to Mrs. Williamson soon. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring
them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the
photo and information about the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.


Upcoming Events

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.P. to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee Presby-
terian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is
invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organiza-
tion 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 member-
ship is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at
(863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savibr, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. 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
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
467-5261.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and the public are invited.
For information, 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
fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S.-Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meet at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It
is a self-help group that offers support and education for people who have
been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-
affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191,
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while
you listen to the great oldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson Hospi-
tal, 1796 U.S. 441 N., in the north dining room. The meetings are spon-
sored by the American Cancer Society and are facilitated by their medical
advisor Dr. Heller. For information, call 1-800-224-6844.
Community Country. Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Randy
or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are
either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other women's
issues are also addressed. One support group is held on Wednesdays 5
p.m. at the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For infor-
mation, call Irene Luck at-(863) 763-0202. The other support group is held
on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E.
14th Ave. For information on this group, callShirlean Graham at (863)
763-2893.

Thursday
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N: For information, contact Wanda Hass at (863)
824-2780.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.mi 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 (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWAWomen of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20 plus tip
for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, call
Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams meet
on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays. Call
Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next camp-
ing site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are
welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
information.


Community Events

Church hosts Family Fun Day
The Okeechobee community is invited to a Family Fun 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 Mlethodist. minister and illu-
sionist, will be performing.

'His Story' 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 mem-
bers and guests are invited. Refreshments will be served. For
information, call (863) 763-5535.

Business women's luncheon planned
Okeechobee business women will hold a networking lunch-
eon Aug. 19 at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E.
Networking will start at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be at noon.
Bring your friends and let them feel the power of networking.
Bring flyers brochures and a give-away. Come see our web site
in progress thanks to Cindy Burnett. For information, contact
Robin Delgado at www.tractortrailercrash.com.

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

Church planning trip
The Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church is sponsoring
a trip to Orlando to see the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes on
Saturday, Dec. 10. The bus will leave the church at 200 N.W.
Third Street at 8 a.m. The performance is at .11 a.m. The cost is
$65 per person. For reservations, call Fran at (863) 357-1713.
Payment is due before Aug. 21.

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

Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative
Council is sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive for
Okeechobee's children in foster care.
These supplies will be given to the children in Okeechobee
during their annual foster care picnic just before school starts.
The children are in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored
pencils, crayons, highlighters, notebook paper, construction
paper, folders, binders, pencil boxes, lunch boxes, backpacks,
glue, scissors, rulers, erasers, index cards and calculators. For
information on becoming a foster parent, call the Hibiscus Fos-
ter Parent Training Program at (800) 403-9311. Supplies may be
taken to the Community Collaborative Council meetings during
April, May and July. The meetings will be held in room 303 of
the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second
Ave. For information on the school supply drive or the council's
meetings, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
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BUSINESS 5


The Okeechobee News, Monday, August 8, 2005


Dentist receives award


CHICAGO The Academy
of General Dentistry (AGD) is
pleased to announce that
Wayne G. Moesching, DDS, of
Okeechobee, has received the
prestigious Fellowship Award
during the Convocation cere-
mony held at the AGD's annual
meeting on July 16 in Washing-
ton, D.C.
The Fellowship Award is
granted to dentists looking to
provide the highest quality of
dental care by remaining cur-
rent in their profession. In order
to receive this great honor, Dr.
Moesching completed 500
hours of continuing dental edu-


cation, passed a comprehen-
sive written exam and fulfilled
three years of continuing mem-
bership with the AGD.
As a recipient of this award,
Dr. Moesching has joined an
elite group of more than 13,700
general dentists. The Fellow-
ship Award symbolizes excel-
lence in the dental profession
and a commitment to providing
exceptional patient care.
Dr. Moesching graduated
from Emory University in 1980
and currently practices den-
tistry in Okeechobee. In addi-
tion to the AGD, Dr. Moesching
is a member of the American


Dental Association and the East
Coast Dental Society. He is also
a former dental officer of the
National Health Service Corps,
U.S. Public Health Service.
Dr. Moesching is married to
Debbie and has three children
- Carl, Cory and Aaron.
The AGD is a non-profit
organization of more than
35,000 general dentists dedicat-
ed to staying up-to-date in the
profession through continuing
education. This commitment to
lifelong learning keeps dentists
informed about the latest
research, technologies and
products in dentistry.


Hospital awarded


full accreditation


Submitted to the
Okeechobee News
The Academy of General
Dentistry (AGD) awards
Wayne G. Moesching, DDS,
of Okeechobee prestigious
Fellowship Award.


Victims of scam to receive restitution


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist today
announced that two individuals
have received prison sentences
for their roles in an insurance
scam. William Paul Crouse and
Carmelo Zanfei the principals
of TRG Marketing, LLC were
sentenced for selling unautho-
rized health plans to more than
7,000 Floridians, resulting in mil-
lions of dollars of unpaid claims.
Crouse and Zanfei marketed a
self-insured health plan to citizens
of Florida and 43 other states
without seeking a certificate of
authority to sell the plan. They
claimed that the plan was exempt
from the licensing and certifica-


tion requirements of state law.
Investigators determined the
health plan was insufficiently
funded and the company failed to
pay millions of dollars in claims.
The affected Floridians could
receive more than $3 million in
restitution, ranging from $200 to,
$200,000 per victim.
This scam preyed on unsus-
pecting people who were simply
looking for away to protect them-
selves with a health plan," said
Crist. "These crooks not only
robbed their victims of that securi-
ty, but also their hard earned
money. This sentence sends the
clear message that we will contin-
ue to work to put an end to these


fraudulent practices, and to get
the victims their money back."
Crouse pled guilty to racketeer-
ing and four counts of unlawful
transaction of insurance on June
10, and was sentenced to four
years in prison. Zanfei pled guilty
to conspiracy to commit racket-
eering and four counts of unlawful
transaction of insurance on June
10, and was sentenced to two
years in prison. Bothi defendants
were also sentenced to 20 years of
supervised probation with special
conditions that they make restitu-
tion to more than 7,000 Floridians,
after they are released from
prison. The restitution is expected
to be more than $3 million and


could increase if more victims
come forward, however the full
amount will not be known until
the restitution hearing takes place
on December 9.
The Attorney General's Office
of Statewide Prosecution received
the case in April 2003 from investi-
gators with the Department of
Financial Services. Although the
health plan was illegally marketed
in 43 other states, Florida was the
only state to pursue criminal
charges.
Any citizen who believes he or
she has been a victim should call
the Attorney General's Fraud Hot-
line toll free at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM
(866) 966-7226.


The Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Health Organiza-
tions (JCAHO) evaluates and
accredits more than 15,000 health
care organizations and programs
in the United States. An independ-
ent, not-for-profit organization, the
Joint Commission is the nation's
predominant standards-setting
and accrediting body in health
care. Since 1951, the Joint Com-
mission has maintained state-of-
the-art standards that focus on
improving the quality and safety of
care provided by health care
organizations. The Joint Commis-
sion's comprehensive accredita-
tion process evaluates an organi-
zation's compliance with these
standards and other accreditation
requirements.
JCAHO completed their
accreditation process on July 21,
2005 following three days of evalu-
ation, and has awarded Raulerson
Hospital full accreditation. The
purpose of the survey is to evalu-
ate the organization's compliance
with nationally established Joint
Commission standards and the
results are used to determine
whether, and the conditions under
which, accreditation should be
awarded the organization.


Joint Commission standards
address the organization's level of
performance in key functional
areas, such as patient rights.
patient treatment, and infection
control, and those standards focus
not simply on an organization's
ability to provide safe, high quality
care, but on its actual performance
as well. Standards set forth per-
formance expectations for activi-
ties that affect the safety and quali-
ty of patient care. If an
organization does the right things
and does them well, there is a
strong likelihood that its patients
will experience good outcomes.
The Joint Commission develops its
standards in consultation with
health care experts, providers,
measurement experts, purchasers
and consumers.
The administration and staff at
Raulerson Hospital are proud to be
a part of an organization that per-
forms to such high standards and
will continue to contribute to
those activities that affect the safety
and quality of patient care in the
community.
For more information about
Raulerson Hospital, check out our
web site at www.raulersonhospi-
tal.com.


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Enhancing the beauty of your pond or lake


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Okeechobee County is rapidly
growing in population. This rapid
population growth is mostly from
non-native Floridians, relocated
to this area from places where the
environment is very different.
Many new residents are not
aware of the interactions between
people and the Florida environ-
ment.
An educational workshop enti-
tled Pond Appeal is being offered
throughout the Treasure Coast.
Sponsored by the University of


SL' UNIVERSITY OF
SFLORIDA
IFAS EXTENSION
Florida Cooperative Extension
Service, the local program will be
held on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 1
until 3 p.m. at the Okeechobee
County Extension office located at
458 U.S. 98, N. here in Okee-
chobee.
The goal of the course is to
teach participants the best ways
to maintain healthy Florida


ponds. This workshop will cover
issues such as pond construction
design, aquatic plants, water lov-
ing insects, landscaping around
the pond, pond permits, and how
ponds affect property values.
Pre-registration is required by
Aug. 22. Call the Extension Ser-
vice at (863) 763-6469 to sign up
for this informative workshop. For
additional information about this
Pond Appeal program, contact
Dan Culbert, Extension Horticul-
ture Agent, at the same phone
number.
This seminar will be offered
from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday


Aug. 11th in Sebastian (Indian
River County) and also from 9
until 11 a.m. on Aug. 18, in Fort
Pierce (St. Lucie County). Exten-
sion programs are open to all
people without regard to race,
color, sex, age, disability, religion,
or national origin.
Please help us get the word
out to our community about this
workshop. A list of the topics and
speakers is available at our office
or on-line. For information on
pond management see our Okee-
chobee web page, http://okee-
chobee.ifas.ufl.edu or email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu.


Keep pets away from the dreaded Bufo Frog


By Kim Fielder
Special to the Okeechobee News
After a phone call was
answered at the Clewiston Ani-
mal Clinic, regarding a puppy that
may have come into contact with
a large frog in a small kiddy pool,
we made a trip to the house to
find an extremely poisonous cane
toad (Bufo Marinus). Luckily the
puppy hadn't come in close
enough contact with the toad.
When we got back to the clin-


ic, the doctors that were present
described to us that it's the largest
of Florida frogs and toads. When
this non-native species is threat-
ened, it secretes a highly toxic,
milky substance from its large
glands in the back of the head.
This secretion can kill cats and
dogs if they ingest it.
These toads became abundant
in our area during the rainy sum-
mer months when pets seem
exceptionally attracted to these
slow hopping creatures, especial-


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Kim Fielder, from the Clewiston Animal Clinic, holds the
dreaded Bufo Toad, a frog, which carries enough toxins that
can kill a small animal.


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New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of histori-
cal Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs with a picture of
the old High School for $6 each on sale at the Chamber of Commerce.
They also have a small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of Okee-
chobee" which sells for $4.

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.


ly at dusk. When your pet grasps
or licks the toad, it causes the
toxin to be secreted into their
mouth where it absorbs through
their gums and stomach lining.
Death can occur as fast as 15
minutes, if left untreated. Symp-
toms of a poisoned pet vary due
to size and the amount of toxin


absorbed.
If you think your animal has
come into contact with one of
these toads at any time, call your
veterinarian immediately and
rinse your pet's mouth out with
water, but make sure not to squirt
water directly down the throat
and nose.


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Dog days of summer
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summer" as she yawns in the afternoon sunshine. She is
owned by Jonathon Norton of Okeechobee.


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Swim team
practice begins
If you are interested in being on
the Brahman swim team, come to
practice Aug. 9 at the Okeechobee
Sports Complex pool at 3:45 p.m.
Practices will be Monday-Friday
from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. In order to
participate, all potential swimmers
must turn in a physical and parent
consent form. These forms can be
picked up at the Okeechobee High
School office weekdays between 8
a.m. and 3 p.m. For information
contact Daryl Roehm, athletic
director at 462-5025.

OHS Touchdown Club
seeking new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this dub
is to promote pride, respect, spirit
and unity among the O.H.S. players
and student body, staff, coaches,
families and the business commu-
nity.
Anyone interested in the football
program at O.H.S. is invited to join.
Bronze membership is $300; silver
membership is $600; gold mem-
bership is $900; and, platinum
membership is $1,200.
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 (863) 462-5050.

Youth grid league
taking late sign-ups
The Pop Warner football league
will have late sign-ups from Mon-
day, Aug. 8, through Friday, Aug. 12,
at the soccer field across from
North Elementary School from 5
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, or
Albion Crowell at (863) 697-2576.

OHS sports
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 admission
to all home Brahman games with
the exception of state-sponsored
activities such as bowl games, jam-
borees or playoffs.
Reserved seats entitle the holder
to admission to all home Brahman
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 Bran-
ham.
For information on where to
obtain tickets, contact Mike Rade-
baugh at (863) 462-5025.

Players sought
for OHS golf team
The Brahman golf team would
like to invite potential players to join
the team.
No experience is necessary,
players will be trained. If you do not
have access to a set of clubs, the
team will find one for you.
There will be both a girls and a
boys team this year.
Practice will begin Aug. 10.
For information, contact coach
Mark Ward at (863) 634-1722.

OCRA football
sign-ups planned
The Okeechobee Citizens
Recreation Association (OCRA) will
hold their fall football sign-ups Aug.
13 and 20 from a.m. until p.m. at
Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St.
Parents or guardians are
required to accompany athletes. A
copy of the athlete's birth certificate
will also be required at registration.
OCRA football is not associated
with Pop Warner football.


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.


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

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a vol-
unteer mentor for the President's
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program. It's
a proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local communi-
ties. The mentor meets with the
student one hour per week at
his/her school. Volunteer opportu-
nities are available in Indian River,
Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Founda-
tion at (772) 462-4786.

Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work with
our adolescent boys. If you have
any free time or talents you would
like to share, call Ed Wimes at
(863) 357-0047.
Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information, call
(561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-2227.
Church offers .
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of north-
west Second Street and Second
Avenue. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening from 6
until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
(863) 763-4021.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
educafion/GED and English as a
-second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday
and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reser-
*vation, Brighton, Adults basic edu-
cation/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tuesday
and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.;
SOne-Stop, 123 S.W Park St., adult
basic education/GED, Monday
through Thursday, from 7 a.m.
until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115
S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship class,


Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.;
Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W
23 Lane, adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9
p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725
S.E. Eighth St., English as a second
language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St., English as a second
language, Tuesday and Thursday
from 7 until 9 p.m.


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900 Numbers 160


BURIAL SITE, In Original sec.
of Evergreen Cemetery. S 1/2
of SW 1/4 of Lot 14, Block 77.
$500 (434)239-8428
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


COCKER SPANIEL- Young,
Found near 98 on Mitchell
Rd. Call to identify.
(863)467-5469
FOUND SMALL BREED DOG
Vic. of Lazy Seven
' Please call to identify
(863)634-8211
Found: long haired black cat
wearing black harness.
(863)357-3225
FOUND SHEPHERD Vic. of
Post Office. Please call to
describe. (863)634-3457


BRACELET- 14 Caret gold
w/gem stones. Lost 7'21 05
between Raulerson & Wal-
Mart 772-631-3090 Reward
GOLD & DIAMOND BRACE-
LET- Reward offered, Senti-
mental value, vic of WalMart
or movie- theater.
(863)467-1767.

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Bronco was LOST Nov. 04.
Liu Drown, 3OL", ,
friendly. Last seen Pahokee.
Found in Japan in '97-his
adopting family doesn't want
him but I do. Rwd offered for
his rtn. PIs call(561)924-5656
DALMATION "Lucky". Male,
11 yr. old family pet. Friendly.
Missed dearly. July 5th near
Hi Low.Acres. (863)763-2603
MENS PRESCRIPTION
GLASSES- tinted, rose
orange, vic of Okeechobee,
Reward. (863)357-2044.


ALUMINUM TRUCK TOPPER
Good for scrap aluminum &
Very strong wood picnic table
You haul (863)763-5543
BLACK MIX CHOW- female, 6
mos old, great disposition,
very friendly, to good home
only (863)697-1745.
CUR & RED NOSED PIT- 8,
All males puppies, going on
7 ,wks.
(863)675-6773/673-2889
Free to good home, 4 mo. old-
male kitten, white & gray.
(863)763-7854
PITBULL PUPPY 2V mo
old. White, blue eyes. Male.
Free. (863)634-9074
REFRIGERATOR- Beige, Sid-
ed by side, with water/ice.
Was working When put out-
side.Call (863)634-3783

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Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Informatioen 225
Job Training .227
Sales 230



A/C SERV. TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable. Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401K.
(863)763-8391
AIR CONDITIONER
INSTALLER/HELPERS NEED-
ED: Drug free workplace..
Lic. a Must (863)634-7528


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ASSISTANT MANAGER
$28,600to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume to
863-467-2402 or
apply within.
COOKS, SERVERS
& HOSTESS
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
BLOCK MASONS &
LABORERS
Must have experience.
(863)634-4583
CRANE OPERATOR -
Great benefits
(877)304-4100 l
DIESEL MECHANIC/HELPER
Wanted. Salary neg. based on
experience & tools. Call
863-357-2150.
DUMP/ROLL OFF,
TRUCK DRIVERS:
Experience.a must. Good
payto the right person.
benefits. (772)336-9636
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,Electrician:
fJourneymen.or experienced
Mechanic's. Only serious
self motivated need apply.
'Must have good driving!
Record. Weekly travel I
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time, overtime Per diem,,
DFWP Benefits, 401k, Pd"
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1(772)468-3689 .
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Service Electrician for
'Petroleum Industry,
ILocal work. Must ave
Good driving record, DFWP I
(Benefits, 401k, Pd hol & vac
Wilson's Petroleum
(77,2)468-3689
Experienced Duct Installer,
Apply In person Newman
A/C. 202 NE 2nd SLt
EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN
For residential and
light commercial work.
Clean DL and DFWR
A28 l.in erson.
280 SW 3rd. Terrace.


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Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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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



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


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DRIVER NEEDED

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


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with own tools and transportation.

Competitive Wages.

Call Joe @
863-634-5781
Okeechobee


SUPERVISOR FOREMAN &
TRACTOR OPERATOR

Positions Available. Tractor
experience necessary.
Good Pay & Good Benefits.
Contact Jeremiah:
863-559-0374
EOE M/F/D/V


Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
benefits 863-467-5000
INSURANCE CLERK F/T"- P/T
w/customer service 440
license & at least 1 years
-experience. (863)357-6006
MEDICAL OFFICE
Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34974

Our Historic Inn is seeking a
Lead Cook, to add to our
growing team. Competitive
salary. Some staff in place.
Call 772-597-3777.
Praxair, A World Leader in In-
dustrial Gases is now hiring
for various positions in our
fill plant facility. Exc. health-
care benefits, matching
401K retirement & profit
sharing (paid quarterly),
must be able to pass back-
ground check. Please apply
in person at 2534 NW 16th
Blvd., Okee. No phone calls
please. DFWR


SIGN-UP BONUS
Great response!Two
positions remain for
Fuel Attendant/stock
person. Training will
be provided for
responsible people.
We offer good pay,
rewarding work,
benefits and a
substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified
applicants who are
hired will receive a
$200 sign-up bonus.
Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike
(863)763-9383
DFWP
WANTED: EXPERIENCED
LOADER/BOBCAT
TRACTOR OPERATORS
Top pay to the right person
Benefits. Please call
(772)336-9636



KITCHEN HELP
Part Time
Must be able to work week
days & weekend evenings.
Apply at the American Legion
501 SE 2nd St. (after 10 am).


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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
* work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified

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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tols & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929 ,


ANTIQUE FURNITURE-
$2100. For All or will separ-
ate 863-675-6657 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
HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
hooks. $1000.
(772)489-6837
HEAD & FOOT BOARD- Twin.
size, Antique, Metal w/rails.
$75 (863)674-0098
PIANO Turn of the Century
Moving, Must Sell!! Only seri-
ous inq. Best offer will be
taken. (863)983-1654
SINGER '1900- Commercial & '
Furrier Machine $500.
(863)357-1019
Shop here first!
The classified ads


FREEZER- Whirlpool, 20 cu ft,
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.




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, Has-
car theme, w/100+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-
o01. $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, dbI
on bottom, good condition,
asking $125.
(863)634-9929.
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
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, 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



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $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.


GLOCK, Model 23, 3 high cap
mags, $550. (863)697-9519
RIFLE- Ugoslav SKS 7.62x39
unissued. $300.
(772)597-2912
SMITH & WESSON, Model
457, 45 cal., & Sig Sauer,
Model P245, 45 cal., $1210
will sep. 863-697-9519



BODY BY JAKE, $200 or best
offer. (863)612-9811
FULL HOME GYM- Smith Ma-
chine weight set & bars,
never used, $300
(863)697-1247.
HOME GYM Welder Pro
9940. Good shape, all
attachments $200 or best
offer (863)467-6434
NORDIC TRACK, Walk Fit
treadmill, Westlow Cardio
Glide, & Exercise Bike $200 all
or will sep. (863)531-0093
SMITH MACHINE Weider
Pro 545 Gym w/ Olympic
weights & bart bench $200
or best offer (863)467-6434


Deluxe Quickie G424 Motor-
ized Scooter, black & bur-
undy, pd. $4000+, asking
2500. (863)612-9811
HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new mat, plus air
mat with pump included
$450. neg. (863)655-3436.
LIFT CHAIR, Motorized, new,
cost $1200, sell for $900.
(863)467-5838
SCOOTER, PRIDE, motorized,
sonic, used one time, cost
$1100, sell for $700.
(863)467-5838
WALKER, Aluminum w/2
large front wheels. $25.
(863)763-2458
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, 4
wheel. Like new. Used only
1 month. $1500 neg.
(863)801-6149


Ceramic Kiln, large, 6 ft. slat-
ted table & mud mixer,
$500. 2735 NE 3rd Ave.
PROFESSIONAL PAINT
SPRAYERS- 2, $200. Will
separate. (863)357-0438
SHARES OF STOCK in Big
Lake National Bank; (200),
$50 each. (941)626-9417


MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS-
from household goods,
stereo equip, treadmill, CD's
& more all for $2000
(863)467-5500.



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
$1100 (863)902-8883
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 acc.,
different sizes. $175 for all
or will sep. (863)228-7230
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
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
YORKIPOO 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 Okee



HUNTING BOW, Buckmaster
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 inch central ma-
chinery woodcutting with at-
tachments, $75.
(863)467-0085
CAR DOLLY- Good condition
$450. (863)697-6102 '
ELECTRIC WELDER- Lincoln,
with long leads. $100.
(772)489-6837



GENERATOR- Makita, brand
new, never used, cost
$2000 sell for $1200
(863)467-5756 .

PRESSURE WASHER
2400 PSI,51 5/2h/p, Honda
Engine $300 (863)763-3599


PARK SIZE SLIDE & 2 SETS
MONKEY BARS, stainless,
$450. (239)728-2357
Home, (239)910-7853 cell



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

Agriculture !



Christmas Trees 45
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies,
Services Wanted 330
Fertilizer 835
Horses 8.-0
Landscaping
Supplies B45
Lawn S 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
HORSE PASTURE
15 acres, with pens and stalls.
(863)763-3762.


Don't Miss

This One
Hillsboro all alum. Gooseneck
4 horse slant/trailer, '87,
weekender living quarters,
$4500 (863)357-1945
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, V1/2 yrs old, green broke, very
sweet, $1200.
(863)843-2495.
WELSH PAINT- 9 yr. old.
Gelding. Great rider & great
w/kids. $1000
(863)357-1213



FENCING- 4ft tall, 75+ feet,
12 posts w/ cement, (2) 3ft
gates, w/ cross ties. Gd
shape $200 (863)634-0465



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.
PUSH MOWER Craftsman
6.5h/p, 22 inch cut. $30
(863)763-0625
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) 18 h/p & 1) 8 h/p
$550 both or will sep.
(863)675-4882
ROTO TILLERS (2) 1 goes in
reverse, 1 nearly new, good
condition, kept inside, $350
for both (239)369-2564


BLACK ANGUS BULL
2yrs old. Gentle $1750
(863)634-1216
MALE GOAT- 9,mos old, tri
colored, $70.
(863)675-4098 evenings

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



CLEWISTON, Brand New 3/2
& 4/2 Single Family Homes.
2 Car gar. Great neighbor-
hood. S/Steal apple. 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.
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES 3/2
On canal w/ pvt. dock. End.
patio. Nice area. No pets.
$1200 mo. (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.
OFFICE SPACE-900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740

--I,
ROOM TO RENT
$75/week
Call (863)634-4682
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.


OKEECHOBEE CITY
2 lots & building for sale.
(863)763-3762


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


Mobile Homes



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



, OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, 1500 sq',
DW, Newly remodeled 1/2
ac. Spot In The Sun $1100.
mo. 863-634-3009



OKEE- 3BR, 2BA DB 1/2 ac
Fenced. 3 bay barn. A Spot
In The Sun $160,000.
(863)634-3009
OKEE- Waterfront 3BR, 2BA,
Double lot, 2-Living rooms, 2-
Carport's, 3-Storage sheds.
120K 863-467-4449
PACE PARK MODEL '79
14x40, completely remodeled
furnished, a/c $12,000 or best
offer (248)842-3359

Recreation



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



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 trir, 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
JON BOAT, 12', Heavy Gage,
Custom Built w/9.9 hp.
Go Devil & trailer. Low hours.
$2500 863-467-9902 eve.
MERCURY '01, 25 HR 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


COACHMAN CATALINA-'95,
28', Class A, 40K mi, like
new, many extras, $24,000
(863)634-5914
JAYCO 5TH WHEEL- 30; With
slide out. Great shape.
$7000. (561)746-2921


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


selling "as is" $2500 or best
offer (863)675-1621.


READING A NEWSPAPER...


leads you to the best
products and services.


Dodge Motorhome, '74, 20',
totally reconditioned, runs
great, sleeps 4, a/c, $2000.
(863)357-1945
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, $30.
(863)763-3196.


HONDA CBR HURRICANE,
'90- approx 43K miles, runs
but needs work, $850 or
best offer (863)467-1189
Honda Goldwing Aspencade,
'86, 1200, tons of chrome &
lights, runs great, $4200 or
best offer. (772)336-9589
nites & weekends or
157*135*14986
HONDA REBEL, '03- like new
$2200 FIRM (863)675-4882
MINI CHOPPER New, only
rode twice. $475
(863)763-3599
MINI CHOPPER- 2 stroke, 25
mph, Black. $350.
(863)634-4089



SCOOTER-'04, 50cc, 4 cycle,
New Condition, $950
(863)674-0360.


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


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


CHEVY CORSICA, '92- good
condition, 4dr, auto, new
tires, no AC, asking $1200
(863)763-7609.
CHRYSLERNEWYORKER
'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
$2500863-467-2614
MERC. GRAND MARQUIS-
'95, 95K Good Condition.
$3500. (561)996-5379
MERCURY TRACER, '91- 4dr,







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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

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Ford Bronco,'84, 4 whl dr.,
modified motor, high jacker
lift kit, $2500.
(863)261-1104/467-1578
FORD F150, '89, 4x4, new
mtr, new 5 spd. trans., new
upholstery, new brakes &
tires, cold air, needs body
work, $2200.
(863)467-7151 eves


CADILLAC SEVILLE'93
For parts. $200
(239)770-6855
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. Cond. un-
known. $450 (863)763-6391
FORD ENGINE- 1976, 300,
6 cyl, w/ 4 speed, can hear
run, $300 (863)763-1370.
HONDA 1987, 4 Door, needs
motor. $200 (863)467-2156
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)675-9237
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, $1 000.
(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
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.


CHEVY S10 BLAZER- '87,
$500. (863)357-6775
JEEP CHEROKEE '90- Limited
Edition, leather interior, will
run but needs parts, $500
(863)673-3134.


ENCLOSED TRAILER- Wells
Cargo, 20ft, barn doors each
end, $2500 (863)699-9701.
EQUIPMENT TRAILER
Tandem axle, ramp, pinto
hitch, 6K-8K Ib capacity
$1500 (863)675-6651 after 6
FLAT BED, 6X8, Open on
sides w/roof. $150/!best offer.
863-357-3633/697-1393.
HOMEMADE TRAILER- large
enough for riding mower,
$125. (863)634-0526.
UTILITY TRAILER- 10', Excel-
lent condition. Used 1 time.
$900. (863)467-1547


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Workforce Consor-
tium announces a public meeting of
the Executive Committee to which all
persons are invited:
Date & Time:
Friday, August 12, 2005 8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
11 =

PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
- ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
tacting:
Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
Ciy Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which
record includes tie testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is
based, in order to provide a record for
judicial review.
75613 ON 8/8/05

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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Workforce Devel-
opment Consortium announces a pub-
lic meeting of tile Business Services
Committee to which all persons are
invited:
Dale & Time*
Wednesday, August 10,2005- 8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florda 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportinities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
tacting:
Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
Cid Center
S. .,,, ,,. .,, 34952
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is
based, in order to provide a record for
judicial review.
75616 ON 8/8/05


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SECTION 00103
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed BIDS will be received by OKEECHOBEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS (hereinafter referred to as Owner), AT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 304 NW 2nd STREET, ROOM 106, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 until 3.00 PM on AUGUST 24. 2005 at which time they will be publicly
opened by the County Clerk or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after
the time specified will not be accepted.
The BIDS shall be based on providing all materials, equipment and labor for the
construction of the BERMAN ROAD SOUTH FROM S.R. 70 EAST TO S.R. 710
IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. The Contractor shall be responsible for providing all
materials, equipment and labor necessary for the construction of PAVEMENT
WIDENING, UTILIZING A8C BASE, RESURFACE ROADWAY, GUARDRAIL RE-
MOVAL AND REPLACEMENT, STRIPING, SODDING AND MAINTENANCE OF
TRAFFIC as necessary to complete the project as per plans and specifications
and the most recent FODOT Standards. The Contractor must be currently FDOT
certified. Orawings, specifications and other Contract Documents may be exam-
ined and purchased at OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 304 NW 2NDO
STREET, ROOM 106, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, (863) 763-6441 and at
tie offices of Craig A. Smith & Associates, 242 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Royal
Palm Beach, Rodria 33411, (561) 791-9280 and for the non-refundable amount
of Seventy Five and 00/100 Dollars ($75.00). Checks shall be made payable to
Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners.
BIDDERS shall confine their BIDS to the project In its entirety. Partial BIDS will not
be considered. Each BIDDER shall submit with this BID evidence that he is li-
censed to perform the work and services or qualified by examination to be so li-
censed.
Each BID shall be accompanied by a certified check or by an acceptable BID BOND
in an amount equal to at least five (5) percent of the amount of the BID payable
to Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners, as a guarantee that if
the BID is accepted the BIDDER will execute the CONTRACT and file acceptable
PERFORMANCE AND PAYMENT SURETY BONDS equal to one hundred percent
S100%) of the contract price within ten (10) days after written notice of the
WAR OF CONTRACT. No bidder may withdraw his BID for a period of ninety
(90) days after date set foropening ofthe BIDS.
There will be a non-mandatory pre-bid conference on Wednesday, August 10,
2005 at 10:30 a.m. located on-site at the corner of State Road 70 and Berman
Road South (128th Avenue) for any interested contractors. Any questions per-
taining to the project specifications, drawings or scope of work, shall be ad-
dressed to the Engineer in writing no after than Friday, August 12,2005.
if in the opinion of the bidder, inconsistencies appear to exist in the specifications
and/or drawings, It Is the bidder's responsibility to seek clarification from the
County. Additionally, it is incumbent upon all bidders to conduct a personal in-
vestigation as to the requirements of the County.
Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive
nformalities In any BID, delete any portion of the project; extend the project with-
in the limits of the work Involved. The Owner has the right to accept or reject any
or all bids.
BIDS must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: "12D-
Barman Road South SR 70 East to SR 710 Imarovement Project Okeechobee
Cent BI D3001


County Bid No 2f05 -",




73357 ON 8/1,8/05


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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 16th day of August, 2005,
at 11:00 A M., at the front door of the Courthouse in Okeechobee County, Florida,
in the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Okeechobee
County, Flonda, to-wit:
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF
TRACT 15, SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLUSIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PUBLIC
RECORDS.
pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court,
the style of which is:,
DON SCHLICTMAN,
Plaintiff
THOMAS E. STEELE and VIRGINIA STEELE, husband and wife,
Defendants
and the docket number of which is: 2004-CA-267.
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 25th day of July, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Florida
BY: /S/Debbie Goodrich
Deputy Clerk
72883 ON 8/1,8/05


John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court
Okeechobee County, Florida


Community Events


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 American Minia-
ture Horse Registry classes will be ,showcased on Saturday and the
American Miniature Horse Association classes will be highlighted 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 information, 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, 2-101 S 219th St.,.North Portable, in Fort Pierce.
Also., the executive corhmittee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be meeting at this same
location immediately following the coalition meeting.

Library group to discuss summer reads
The Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will meet Thurs-
day, 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 will 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 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 appli-
cations 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 Chamber 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
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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 boat-
ing 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 infor-
mation 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 participa-
tion 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 scheduled 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.

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 member, contact Gene O'Neill at the Okee-
chobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their playground that
was damaged during the hurricanes. For more information, call Grace
Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.


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 life-
saving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External Defibrilla-
tion, 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. Governor Jeb
Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or four years.
The council meets monthly to discuss programs and needs of the chil-
dren 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 completing 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 citi-
zens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Candace at the Ameri-
can 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.


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Transactions


Salel Date Salel Price
5/19/05 $375,000.00
5/19/05 $0.00
5/18/05 $8,000.00
5/18/05 $100,000.00
5/18/05 $35,000.00
5/18/05 $78,000.00
5/18/05 $78,000.00
5/18/05 $35,000.00
5/18/05 $35,000.00
5/18/05 $0.00
5/18/05 $200,000.00
5/18/05 $0.00
5/18/05 $329,900.00
5/18/05 $359,900.00
5/18/05 $354,900.00
5/18/05 $239,900.00
5/18/05 $91,000.00
5/18/05 $35,000.00
5/18/05 $0.00
5/17/05 $35,000.00
5/17/05 $0.00
5/17/05 $0.00
5/17/05 $13,500.00
5/17/05 $8,500.00
5/17/05 $47,000.00
5/17/05 $15,500.00
5/17/05 $500,200.00
5/17/05 $140,000.00
5/17/05 $8,600.00
5/17/05 $12,000.00
5/17/05 $15,300.00
5/17/05 $0.00
5/17/05 $12,100.00
5/17/05 $25,000.00
5/17/05 $12,300.00,
5/17/05 $126,000.00
5/17/05 $10,000.00
5/17/05 $38,000.00
5/17/05 $14,200.00
5/17/05 $1,900.00
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5/16/05 $0.00
5116/05 $0.00
5/16/05 $45,000.00
5/16/05 $55,000.00
5/16/05 $25,000.00
5/16/05 $60,000.00
5/16/05 $29,500.00
5/16/05 $38,000.00
5/16/05 $344,900.00
5/16/05 $60,000.00
5/16/05 $40,000.00
5/16/05 $38,000.00
5/16/05 $40,000.00
5/16/05 $85,000.00
5/16/05 $125,000.00
5/16/05 $167,500.00
5/14/05 $42,000.00
5/14/05 $42,000.00
5/14/05 $40,000.00
5/13/05 $85,000.00
5/13/05 $10,000.00
5/13/05 $5,000.00
5/13/05 $29,300.00
5/13/05 $16,000.00
5/13/05 $40,000.00
5/13/05 $0.00
5/13/05 $15,500.00
5/13/05 $25,000.00
5/13/05 $25,000.00
5/13/05 $25,000.00
5/13/05 $47,000.00
5/13/05 $38,000.00
5/13/05 $199,900.00
5/13/05 $70,000.00
5/13/05 $28,000.00
5/13/05 $29,000.00
5/13/05 .$135,000.00
5/13/05 $178,000.00.,
5/13/05 $190,000.00
5/13/05 $160,000.00
5/13/05 $25,000.00
5/13/05 $250,000.00
5/12/05 $0.00
5/12/05 $15,000.00
'5/12/05 $35,000.00
5/12/05 $26,500.00
5/12/05 $60,000.00
5/12/05 $115,000.00
5/12/05 $0.00
5/12/05 $40,000.00
5/12/05 $33,000.00
5/12/05 $35,000.00
5/12/05 $33,000.00
5/12/05 $0.00
5/12/05 $0.00
5/12/05 00.00
5/12/05 $0.00
5/12/05 $0.00
5/12/05 $0.00
5/12/05 $0.00
5/12/05 $0.00
5/12/05 $165,000.00
5/12/05 $37,000.00
5/12/05 $41,000.00
.5/12/05 $137,500.00


5/12/05 $85,800.00
5/12/05 $107,100.00
5/12/05 $269,900.00
5/12/05 $224,900.00
5/12/05 $200,000.00
5/12/05 $314,900.00
5/12/05 $219,900.00
5/12/05 $299,900.00
5/12/05 $189,900.00
5/12/05 $204,900.00
5/12/05 $339,900.00


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$0.00
$6,900.00
$10,000.00
$0.00
$41,500.00
$0.00
$5,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$2,507,400.00
$11,000.00
$19,000.00
$0.00
$35,000.00
$125,000.00
$99,500.00
$9,000.00
$17,000.00
$11,800.00
$10,500.00
$9,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$8,900.00
$20,000.00
$5,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$14,500.00
$18,000.00
$110,000.00
$25,000.00
$500.00
$5,000.00
$40,000.00
$110,000.00
$0.00
$70,000.00


Name
AZBLUE LLC
AZBLUE LLC
SEATON JASON M
THOMAS NORMAN & RANDI MICHELLE
HOWELL KELLANE MARICA
AMERICAN EAGLE SITE DEVELOPMENT
AMERICAN EAGLE SITE DEVELOPMENT
TORTORA WASHINGTON & VELOSO H
HALL HORACE A & HYACINTH W &
D'AGOSTINA RETHA M (LIFE EST)
GUSTAFSON OTTO & HELEN L, TR.
SMITH J WILL (LIFE ESTATE)
BOAZIZ MORDECHAI
PINA RICK RODRIGUEZ
RINCON GLORIA & RINCON CARLOS
TEMME HORST
LAWLA DELORA & LAWLA SELVIN A
BUSTOS GAMALIEL & BUSTOS
FOLSOM KARESSA M,
SMITH DAVID D & DONNA L
HORVATH MARGUERITE
HORVATH MARGUERITE
GONZALEZ ANA & JONES ROBERT
GREEN DERICK &,GREEN LORNA
PINDER FRANK & AGNES
DUNNE RON & LYNN
CONSTANTINE FLOYD & DEBORAH &
AMERICAN EAGLE SITE DEVELOPMENT
HANCOCK SAMMY
GREEN DERICK & GREEN LORNA
PERRY JERRY D
BROWN. RONALD A JR
CHILDS KENNETH R
KIRSCH EARL 0 & KIRSCH
FUGERE ALLEN
THOMPSON MAX E & HEIDEMARIE
HARRINGTON TIM
RAMDEO VICTOR & RAMDEO SATYAWA
BOLOGNA SALVATORE
BOLOGNA SALVATORE
SZCZEPANSKI MARIE & MILTON ANN
LOPEZ EDGARDO
FAGAN WILLIAM & CATHERINE
BRAASCH ANNE
CIMO ANTHONY & MARIA
LEWIS DAVID & NANCY
J D C PROPERTY INVESTMENTS INC
TOUSSAINT NADEGE ; :
SEYMOUR JOHN & DORRITT
MARANTE ALBERTO A & JULIAJ ,
FANJUL JOSEF F
DAWKINS JUNIOR & DAWKINS TASHA
SMITH DONALD H
HIPPOLYTE PAM M
BEXON PHILIP S & JULIE
ADAMS RONALD C & BONNIE S
SHORES STEPHEN D & MARJORIE A
WILLIAMS CLAUDETTE
WRIGHT TREVOR & MARCIA& &
WALKER DONOVAN & STEPHENSON
WALKER JOHN F
SHRADER JAMES LARRY & CLIFFORD
PORTILLA LEONEL
FANCY PETA-GAYE M
GAJADHAR ANTHONY
POORAN NALINIE D
O'CONNELL JACKLYNN A
BROUGHTON WILLIAM P
DYE GRADY L & VONDA P
DYE GRADY L & VONDA P
CLAYTON EDWARD & DONNA
SUGGS JAMES & KIMBERLY
RAMDAS KEMA
NEWBERRY RONALD C & DEMARIS A
KOBLEGARD RUHL III
HILL RICHARD & CHRISTINE
THOMPSON KARL R & DARLENE L
GALLOWAY EVERETT & DOROTHY
HICKMAN BRIAN KEITH & JENNIFER
JANOSKI ANTHONY J
BALL GEORGE D & WANDA J


COLLIER MARCUS & LEIGHANN


$92,500.00
$50,000.00
$0.00
$3,000.00
$15,800.00
$24,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$40,000.00
$18,000.00
$0.00
$24,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$2,000.00
$0.00
$40,000.00
$20,000.00
$60,000.00
$2,800.00
$67,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00


DECARLO FRANK & RENO SARAH
PERSAUD DEO & INDRANIE
SOUTHERN HOMESITES INC
MAYER ELIZABETH G
NEEDHAM WILLIAM R & ALICE ANN
LINEBERRY ELIZABETH ANN
BLY PATRICK & MELODY LUDWIG
BLY PATRICK & MELODY LUDWIG
GOODIN BURLON & SHIRLEY F
HADEED ROSEMARY
HADEED SAADEH
HADEED CHARMAINE
RILEY SCOTT A & RILEY MARIAN H
RILEY SCOTT A & RILEY MARIAN H
RILEY SCOTT A & RILEY MARIAN H
RILEY SCOTT A & RILEY MARIAN H
RILEY SCOTT A & RILEY MARIAN H
MCQUEEN VALENTINA R
MCQUEEN VALENTINA R
MCKINNEY MALCOLM
WILLIAMS BRIAN & MELISSA
HAMPTON DAVID WAYNE & JODI LEE
SINGH TEEKARAM
ADAMS CHARLES T III & KRISTIN
SPATH DONALD CHRISTOPER
ANDERSON MARK D & ROSARIO
BOTTS TERRY A
MOLINA HERBERT A &
HERNANDEZ ROBERT & SOCARRAS RA
DAVIS DAVID R & COLLEEN M
DELGADO JAVIER & LAURA
ZUCKER DAVID
WALTERS ROCHELLE
SCHORR DIANE ,
BRAUNECKER DAREK R & SHELLEY S-


Street
SE 8TH
SE 8TH
NW 290TH
NE 29TH
NW 288TH
SW 16TH
SW 16TH
NW 278TH
NW 278TH
NW 93RD
SE 33RD
SE 21ST
SE 137TH
SE 130TH
SE 130TH
SE 22ND
NE 59TH

SE 8TH
NW 37TH


NW 288TH
NW 296TH
NE 29TH
HWY 78 W

SW 134TH
NW 280TH
NW 274TH
NW 274TH
SW 19TH-
NW 272ND
SW 9TH
NW 278TH
SE 28TH
NW 272ND
NW 264TH
NW 258TH

NW 30TH
NW 34TH

SE 55TH

HWY 78 W

NW 284TH
NW 280TH
SE 130TH

NW 264TH
NW 260TH
NW 264TH
SW 16TH
SW 44TH
SW 13TH
NW 314TH
NW 266TH

SE 97TH


NW 304TH
NE 17TH
NW 304TH
NW 296TH
HWY 78 W
HWY 78 W
HWY 78 W
HWY 78W
NW 280TH
NW 282ND
SE 37TH
SE 26TH
NW 270TH
NW 260TH
SW 13TH
SE 31ST

SW 9TH -

SW 10TH

NW 35TH
NW 37TH
SE 51ST
HWY 98 N
NW 298TH
NW 298TH
NW 298TH
NW 298TH
NW 298TH
NW 294TH








SW 9TH
NW 282ND


NW 276TH
E CENTER
NW 264TH
SE 27TH
SE 26TH
SE 26TH
SE 26TH
SE 137TH
SE 22ND
SE 22ND
SE 137TH
SE 137TH
SE 130TH


ST 1.25
ST 0
LANE 12.25-
LANE 5.06
LANE 5.08
WAY 10.35
LANE 5.06
LANE 10.88
WAY 5.29
WAY 5.43
WAY 10.04


St. Type Total Acres
AVE 0.569
AVE 0.797
ST 1.25
AVE 0.259
ST 1.25
CT 0.707
CT 0.668
ST 1.5
ST 1.25
CT 13
DR 0
CT 0
WAY 10.04
WAY 10.89
WAY 10.03
LANE 5.3
CT 2
0.344
DR 0.161
AVE 0
0.38
0.38
ST 2.5
ST 1.25
TERR 0.202
0o
40.01
AVE 3.64
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
TERR 0
ST 1.25
ST 0
ST 1.25
ST 0
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
0
AVE 0
AVE 0
0
LANE 0
0
0
0
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
WAY 10.76
7.54
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
AVE 0
BLVD 0 -
AVE 0
ST 1.5
ST 1.25
1.25
TRL 0
0
1 .25
ST 1.5.
TERR 0
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
0
0

*TERN 0
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
TERR 0.23
ST 0
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
TERR 0
ST 0
5
ST 0.407
0.459
ST 0.324
10
AVE 0
AVE 0
ST 0
0.459
ST 3
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.151
ST 0.51
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 5


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MOBILE HOM
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VACANT
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VACANT


Information Source: Okeechobee County Property Appraiser Website www.okeechobeepa.com


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