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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 222



In Brief

Get weather
updates by phone
Okeechobee County Air-
port's Automated Weather
Observation Station (AWOS)
is now online and providing
update weather information
for pilots by radio, according
to Vernon Gray, airport man-
ager. Mr. Gray said that the
same information available to
pilots is also accessible to the
general public by calling
(863) 467-1148. Automated
weather information is now
available 24 hours a day by
telephone.


Inside


Skateboard
contest results
A crowd of about 200 peo-
ple cheered kids on in the
Second Annual Skateboard
contest on Saturday at the
Okeechobee Skateboard
Park. There were 34 partici-
pants competing in four age
categories.
The contest was put on by
Communities In
Schools/Police Athletic
League and took place from
noon until 4:10 p.m. It was
sponsored by Maximum Tan-
ning and Skate Shop.
Page 7


Flood relief
may take time
Heavy rains in the area
north of the Kissimmee Chain
of Lakes could mean more
water coming into Lake
Okeechobee.
A combination of natural
forces has resulted in flood-
ing in some Polk County com-
munities. State, local and fed-
eral officials are working to
relieve the flooding.
Bill Graf with the South
Florida Water Management
District explained that Polk
County lakes such as Crooked
Lake, Lake Clinch and Lake
Reedy are connected to the
,Kissimmee Chain of Lakes
through a system of natural
creeks.
Pagell


Drought Index
Current: 292
Source: Florida Division
ofForestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels


16.17 feet


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

Index


Classifieds


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Comics ...... .13
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ... ......14
Obituaries ........... .3
Opinion ....... . .4
Speak Out ....... .4
Sports ........... 7. 7
TV ... .. 15
Weather. .......... 2
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OUA

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A bombshell was dropped at
the Tuesday morning meeting of
the board of directors of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA).
In a move that came as a sur-
prise to most, if not all, of the
board members present the utili-
ty's executive director, L.C. Fort-
ner, offered his resignation. The
resignation announcement was


executive


read at the
beginning of
the meeting by .
acting chair-
person Carl *
Leonard. The 4
resignation is
effective Nov.
18. I
Mr. Leonard
then called Mr. L.C.
Fortner "a very Fortner
dedicated
employee."


"Everything he has done has
been to help OUA become a bet-
ter organization," said Mr.
Leonard.
Mr. Fornter made no com-
ment on his statement either dur-
ing the meeting or afterwards.
After Mr. Leonard read the
announcement, board members
made no statements and took no
formal action.
Board members contacted
after the meeting expressed sur-
prise at Mr. Fortner's action and


Open house: Students meet their teachers


Okeechobee News photos/Katrina Elsken
Parents and children visited South Elementary School on Monday for the school's annu-
al open house. Students go back to school today.


504 Plus tax


resigns


wished him well.
Mr. Leonard said later that he
did not call for a vote because
two regular board members
were absent. He said he wanted
all regular board members to
vote on the issue. He added that
board attorney Tom Conely
expressed the opinion that there
should be a vote.
Mr. Leonard was confident
that at the next meeting whether
he presided or chairperson
Melanie Anderson, who was


absent Tuesday presided, there
would be a vote.
"I think it's a travesty," he said
,of the resignation. "Repercus-
sions will be dramatic, I think."
Alternate board member
Eddie Trent said he said he hated
to hear the news.
"I don't think you can find a
finer person," he asserted.
"I know his evaluation was
not the greatest," Mr. Trent
See OUA Page 2


Civil suit



against city



is dismissed


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A United States District Court
judge has issued a surinhary
judgment for the City of Okee-
chobee in regard to a lawsuit
filed by a former city police offi-
cer.
Ronny Baker, a former patrol-
man with the Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD), filed
a civil suit against the city on
Aug. 2,2004.,
Basically, the summary judg-
ment means the judge found
that there is no accountability to
the suit and is dismissing the suit.
Mr. Baker's only other action


now would be to appeal to a
higher court.
According to U.S. District
Court papers, Mr. Baker, now a
deputy with the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (GCSO), claimed
his rights were violated under
the Uniformed Services Employ-
ment and Re-employment
Rights Act (U.S.E.R.R.A.). The
suit also claimed that Mr. Baker
was subjected to a "hostile work
environment and defamation." It
is also stated in the paperwork
that the City of Okeechobee dis-
criminated against Mr. Baker in
promotions, compensation,
See Suit Page 2


Property values


will double soon


A long line of students and parents waited for' information about the bus schedule for
the Freshman Campus students, during the school's open house on Monday.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News .
It appears that the county is
in the midst of a real estate
boom. Okeechobee County
Property Appraiser Bill Sher-
man noted that it took the
county from 1917, the year of
its founding, until the year 2000
to reach $1 billion in property
value. He predicted that by
2006 the property vaue would
double to $2 billion dollars.
Mr. Sherman, as well as
local realtor Brandon Tucker,
attributed the boom in part to
the Scripps biotech facility
coming to Palm Beach County.
Mr. Tucker predicted the
Scripps project would affect the


housing market for the next
seven to 10 years.
Mr. Tucker also attributed
the boom, in part, to retirees
moving to Florida. He said that
nationwide 17 percent of all
retires move to Florida.
"We're one of the hottest
markets in the interior of Flori-
da," he said.
Movement from the coast is
also a contributing factor, Mr.
Tucker thinks. He stated that
the median price of a house in
Palm Beach County is $350,000
while on the Treasure Coast it is
in the high $200,000 range. He
estimated the median price of
newer houses in Okeechobee
See Property Page 2


Pastor speaks to Rotarians


By D.Hamilton
Okeechobee News
This week's Rotary Club
meeting included a short visit
from Rev. Shawn Bergen, Pastor
of Everglades Baptist Church.
Pastor Bergen shared a few
details about the inception of the
new church which is currently
meeting for services in the cafe-
teria of Everglades Elementary
School. Pastor Bergen explained
that the church began in January
2000, as a small bible study
group which included members
of the Oakview Baptist Church.
With the support of Oakview
Baptist, a plan grew to reach out
to more people to start a church
to include many more local resi-
dents who wished to belong to a
church.
The first service as Everglades
Baptist was held a year ago in
the cafeteria at Everglades Ele-
mentary. The pastor stated that
Oakview Baptist would continue
to help in their support until


Everglades can support itself.
Everglades Baptist has plans
to build a new church in the near
future. It will be located directly
across the street from the bus
loop of Everglades Elementary
School.
Rev. Bergen also told club
members about a project which
was started by one of his parish-
ioners, local resident .Rebecca
Smith. Ms. Smith began a cam-
paign of gathering needed and
requested supplies to send to
troops serving in Iraq. Donations
of collected items were put into
'care baskets' and shipped over-
seas. Pastor Bergen stated that
donations of items such as toi-
letries, calling cards, stamps,
envelopes, candles, air freshen-
ers, socks, bug spray and other
items came pouring in during
the campaign. He noted to club
members that donations of
items are always welcome. Any-
one with questions regarding
donations can call Everglades
Baptist Church at (863)467-


5479.
In other Rotary Club busi-
ness:
Club members were asked
to participate in the Labor Day
Weekend barbecue fundraising
event which will be held at Fla-
gler Park. Volunteers are needed
to help barbecue committee
chairmen, Terri Burroughs and
Jerry Kemp with set up and grill
operations for the event.
Mike Costopoulos deliv-
ered the Rotary Minute in which
club members were reminded
that each one as a Rotary Club
member has access to a 'club
district administrator' from the
headquarters at Rotary Interna-
tional. The 'administrator' is pro-
vided for each member should
they have a need or question
concerning Rotary Club events,
activities or concerns.
Rotary Club meetings are
held every Tuesday at noon at
the Golden Corral Restaurant
located at 700 S. Parrott Avenue.


UKeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Rotary Club president-elect Chad Rucks (right) introduced
Reverend Shawn Bergen, Pastor of Everglades Baptist
Church as the guest speaker at the weekly Rotary Club
meeting. Pastor Bergen spoke in praise of Rotary Club's
efforts to community service in keeping with Rotary's 'serv-
ice above self' motto.


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'News Briefs

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


Theft of several



guns investigated


The theft of a number of
guns from a home in the
southeast section of the coun-
ty is currently under investiga-
tion.
According to a report by
Detective Edwin Dana of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), he was called
to the home on Aug. 8 in
regard to the theft of several
guns.


OUA


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Continued From Page 1
added, but he said he would like
to have seen another evaluation
in six months.
"L.C. is the director; he is in
charge of everything. I feel the
information he was getting was
not always the best: But he is the
director and bears the brunt of
criticism," said Mr. Trent. "That
job carries a big burden; there is
always criticism, especially when
things don't go well."
Mr. Trent speculated that
OUA's recent problems might
have contributed to the bad evalu-
ation and Mr. Fortner's decision.
On April 28, a pump failure at
the NW-15 lift station, located on
airport property across from
North Elementary School, caused
an estimated 100,000-gallon
sewage release resulting in a
warning letter from the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP).
On Feb. 28, turbidity levels
reached such a level at the water
treatment plant that a second DEP
warning letter was issued.
Another unauthorized sewage
discharge occurred on June 20 at
the lift station at S.E. Sixth Avenue
and S.E. Seventh Avenue. Mr. Fort-
ner attributed this spill to
stormwater from excessive rains
overloading the lift station.
These infractions resulted in a
DEP fine of $14,000.
A third DEP warning letter
dated July 8 dealt with excessive
amounts of phosphorous from
land application of treated residu-
als atLOUA's Cemetery Road
sewage treatment plant. That vio-
lation resulted in an additional
fine of $1,000.
The recent change in rates
resulted in a misunderstanding


It stated in his report that it
appeared as if nothing else
was taken, since other items
of value were still in the home.
The detective's report goes
on to state that entry into the
home was gained through the
garage. Once inside the home,
the thief went to a closet and
took the guns.
The investigation is contin-
uing, said Detective Dana.


about the billing of RVs with
attachments, which concerned
many RV parks owners.
"L.C. has served us well and
we wish him the best in his future
endeavors," stated alternate
board member Harry Molden-
hauer.
He, too, said that Mr. Fortner's
annual evaluation was "less than
favorable" and he also speculated
that the above mentioned prob-
lems may have contributed to the
evaluation and Mr. Fortner's deci-
sion.
"L.C. has given a lot of years to
water and sewer utility service in
the county," said board member
George Long, who was not pres-
ent at the meeting. He went on to
say that Mr. Fortner deserves
thanks for this service.
"He certainly deserves the best
in his future pursuits," added Mr.
Long.
"I have mixed feelings," alter-
nate board member Frank Irby
said of the resignation announce-
ment. "I think it's the right thing
for the organization."
He said that recently there has
been some loss of confidence in
Mr. Fortner.
However, he went on to say,
"L. C. is a very nice guy: He has
certainly put a lot of effort into the
utility."
He said that the recent evalua-
tion probably reflected the recent
split vote on a motion to fire Mr.
Fortner.
Mr. Fortner has a total of 44
years in the utility business. He
retired after 30 years of service in
the City of Okeechobee's utilities
department. He then served as
executive director of the Okee-
chobee Beach Water Association,
the forerunner of OUA, before
becoming executive director of
OUA.
The board has taken no action
yet to find a replacement.


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
An accident on S.R. 70 W. Tuesday morning resulted in injuries to the drivers of both vehi-
cles. Aida Nieves refused to go by ambulance to the hospital right after the accident because
she had a dog in the car with her. Her husband picked her up. The white Chevy belonging to
Sonja Tyson, which Mrs. Nieves ran into, was towed away. Mrs. Tyson was taken by ambu-
lance to the hospital.


Accident results in injuries


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Sonja Tyson, 30, was taken to
Raulerson Hospital after a car
driven by Aida Nieves, 51, ran into
her vehicle at S.R. 70 W. and Sec-
ond Avenue Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Nieves was driving a gold
1997 four-door Ford sedan head-
ing north on Southwest Second
Avenue. She failed to yield the
right of way to Mrs. Tyson's white
1988 four-door Chevrolet, which


Property

Continued From Page 1
to be between $180 and
$200,000.
People on the coast are "trad-
ing distance for dollars," accord-
ing to Mr. Tucker. He said that by
buying here, people got more
value for their money and could
commute to work. He also called
it the "Southern California
Effect," with a 60 minute com-
mute to Palm Beach County.
He attributed some of the land
buying to speculation and said
that others were buying property
now with the intention of build-
ing in a few years.
Mr. Tucker predicted the boom
would continue as long as there
was a big enough price difference
between property values here and
property values on the coast.
"In the summer of 2002, we
started seeing things change," Mr.
Tucker said. "It built from there."
At that time, he said a forty-
acre tract of land would sell for


was heading west on S.R. 70,
according to Okeechobee Police
Officer Justin Bernst.
The Nieves vehicle struck the
Tyson vehicle and the momen-
tum caused the Ford to spin
around and stop facing west on
S.R. 70, Officer Bernst said.
The ambulance took Mrs.
Tyson to the hospital. Her three
children, ages 7, 8, and 20, were
picked up by their grandmother
and went to the hospital while
their mother was being treated,


three to $4,000 an acre. Now, he
said, land goes for $25,000 an
acre "if you can find it."
Mr. Sherman verified that fact.
The property appraiser said that
last year's property values also
increased by 25 percent. The year
before there was a 22 percent
increase. Before that time, he said
there were smaller increases.
Another reason for the boom,
according to Mr. Tucker, is that
there is no more land to develop
on the coast.
He said he did not think that
interest rates or the stock market
were affecting the land boom. He
said it was primarily because peo-
ple on the coast had no place to go.
When asked if there was any
comparison between the current
land boom and the land boom in
the early 1920's when Okee-
chobee was expected to become
the "Chicago of the South", Mr.
Tucker replied that it was a differ-
ent ball game then with the Great
Depression and the 1928 hurri-
cane causing the bubble to burst.
He predicted the pace would


the officer said.
Mrs. Nieves had a dog in her
car and refused to go to the hos-
pital because of the dog. Her hus-
band picked her and the dog up.
Officer Bernst said he thought
she would go to the hospital later
because her wrist may be bro-
ken.
All occupants of both vehicles
were wearing seatbelts, said the
officer. No citations were issued
immediately following the acci-
dent.


slow down but there would be
no bubble bursting.
In addition, he predicted a sec-
ond round of price increase.
Mr. Sherman would make no
estimate as to how long the
boom would last, saying he had
no crystal ball.
I don't know if it is a bubble",
he said. "We've has these surges
before historically and they have
leveled off."
He also noted that-four hurri-
canes did not stop the land
boom.
Mr. Tucker stated that building
new houses has been slowed by
the sewer issue. Okeechobee
Utility Authority's (OUA) sewage
treatment plant is rapidly reach-
ing capacity. However, he pre-
dicted that problem would soon
be resolved. At a recent OUA
workshop, he said he represent-
ed a group of developers who
were willing to help finance a
sewer plant expansion for OUA.
The'dtitails of such an agreement
are expected to be worked out
soon.


Suit

Continued From Page 1
terms, conditions and privileges of
employment.
At the heart of the suit was Mr.
Baker's claim that after he told
Chief of Police Denny Davis that he
wanted to join the U.S. Army
National Reserves he was "treated
adversely."
The court papers indicate that
when Mr. Baker made his inten-
tions known to Chief Davis that he
was going to join the Reserves the
* chief stated he didn't hire Mr. Baker


"...to play G.I. Joe."
In a memorandum dated Oct.
10. 2001, Mr. Baker indicated his
desire to join the Reserves. Court
papers indicate that nothing was
said to Mr. Baker in response to that
memorandum.
After that, Mr. Baker stated in his
deposition that he voluntarily
attended weekend training exercis-
es with the Reserves for four to six
months. And whenever he submit-
ted a request for the time off, Chief
Davis approved Mr. Baker's
request, continued the court
papers.
"Those weren't .even mandato-
ry dates at that time," said Chief


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Davis in a telephone interview
Tuesday. "Any time he had training
we let him go and we paid him."
Court papers state that Mr.
Baker testified at his deposition that
"... he never actually joined the
Reserves."
The court papers go on to state
that there is no disputing the fact
that from May 2002 until the time
he resigned, Mr. Baker worked
over 100 hours of overtime. Mr.
Baker alleged in an amended com-
plaint to the court that he had been
"denied all opportunities for over-
time shifts" after telling Chief Davis
that he was going to join the
Reserves.
But, according to Judge Gra-
ham, he could find no evidence
that Mr. Baker had been denied
overtime.
Court papers go on to state that
on May 26, 2002, then-Patrolman
Baker initiated a traffic stop in
which a man was arrested. But,
Chief Davis said he had a problem
with the arrest because of the per-
ception it may have been done due
to a personal situation that had
arisen.
On May 30, 2002, Mr. Baker
resigned.
Court papers indicate the
department had previously
requested that officers resign so the
officer would not have to face
"potential disciplinary issues."
When asked about this,. Chief
Davis said these types of incidents
are handled on an individual basis.
"We handle each case as an
individual case," he said. "There's
nothing in concrete how we will
ask an officer to resign."
SThree months after resigning
fro-m the police department, Mr.
Baker went to work as a deputy for
the GCSO.
In his ruling, Judge Graham
states that he could not find evi-
dence to support Mr. Baker's claim
under USERRA, nor could he find
evidence to support Mr. Baker's
defamation claim.


m


Community Events


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


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




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Special to the Okeechobee News/Big Lake National Bank
School supplies
On behalf of Big Lake National Bank, Marketing Director,
Teresa Chandler presented donations of school supplies
including book bags and other necessary items to Scott
Fraser, Executive Director of Real Life Children's Ranch.
The supplies will benefit the 24 children living at the
ranch for the start of the new school year. Big Lake
National Bank actively supports our community schools
and local children's programs.


Students and teachers

attend annual.open house


Students and parents get
information about new school
year at open house
Okeechobee, Aug. 9: The
Okeechobee Freshman Campus
hosted its annual Back-to-
School open house on Monday,
Aug. 10. Incoming freshmen and
their parents had the opportuni-
ty to find their classrooms, meet
their teachers, and see their
friends after a long summer.
Students and parents were
invited to an assembly led by
Assistant Principal, Cary McKee
and Guidance Counselor, Tracy
Sills. There students and parents
were introduced to the new
school year, and some of the
policies and procedures of the
school. Students were then


allowed to pick up their sched-
ules and navigate the halls of the
Freshman Campus. Many stu-
dents were busy trying to find
their new classrooms, while oth-
ers were busy trying to find their
friends.
Parents were also invited to
learn about a new system being
implemented this year that will
allow parents to check their
child's attendance record
online.
"Open house is an exciting
time," says Genna Lute, Media
Specialist for the Freshman
Campus, "the kids are buzzing
with energy, and it's contagious.
It is a great beginning to the
school year."


Foundation asks teachers for support


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Education Foundation board
Vice President, Donna Enrico
introduced foundation secretary,
Ken Kenworthy to speak to dis-
trict school teachers at a meeting
held at Osceola Middle School
on Thursday, August 4.
Mr. Kenworthy explained
how teachers could donate to
the Okeechobee Educational
Foundation through payroll
deductions. He stated that since
its inception in 1981, the founda-
tion has helped students and
teachers with program and grant
funding and also with over
$500,000 in college scholarships

Arrest Log
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving Under
the Influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office,
the Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment, the Florida Highway Patrol or
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission.
Evi Serrano, 23, N.E. 64th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested on an
Okeechobee County warrant charg-
ing him with violation of probation -
possession of cocaine. His bond
was set at $10,000.
Jamie Young Brewer, 34, S.W.
28th St., Okeechobee, was arrested
Aug. 8 by Deputy Anthony Kibler on
felony charges of operating while
license suspended, possession of
methamphetamine, tampering with
evidence, and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug para-
phernalia.
Danny Crews, 30, Pahokee,
was arrested Aug. 8 by Deputy
Justin Akins on a charge of felony
battery. His bond was set at $10,000.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspaper.
The information will be confirmed
and printed.


funds for high school seniors.
The foundation secretary
detailed ways in which teachers
could help with donations to the
fund. The first of which was in
purchasing a vehicle tag. He
said, "For every educational
foundation auto tag purchased,
$20 will be donated to the fund.
Secondly, each teacher can have
as little as $1 deducted from his
or her paycheck per pay period
through the United Way payroll
deduction. That small amount
from everyone will help us to
achieve our goal to raise $50,000
which will be matched by the
[RCC scholarship fund."
Currently, the Educational
Foundation fund has raised over
$4,000 and is gaining support
from the community.


0kee,.:notee News 'D.Hamilton
Okeechobee Education Foundation Vice President, Donna
Enrico and foundation secretary, Ken Kenworthy, made a
pitch to teachers for payroll deductions in support of foun-
dation funds.


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Law Enforcement Activity Log


Sheriff's Office
Aug. 4
Vandalism, S.E. 35th Terr.
Missing juvenile, N.W. 36th St.
Assault, U.S. 441 N.
Fraud, N.E. Seventh Lane,, ,
Fight, U.S. 441 S.E. .
Aug. 5
Traffic accident, N.W. 1 4tthDr..
Domestic, U.S. 98 N.
Domestic/verbal, U.S. 441 N.
Disturbance/verbal, N.W. 36th St.
Vehicle/submerged, N.E. 128th
Ave.
Child abuse, N.E. 15th Ave.
Domestic, N.W. 30th St.
Disturbance/verbal, N.W. 39th Cir-
cle.
Domestic, U.S. 441 S.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
U.S. 441 N.
Warrant/ prisoner in custody, N.W..
Fourth Ave.
Traffic accident, U.S. 441 N.
Disturbance/verbal/ prisoner in
custody, N.E. Fourth Trail.
Hit and run accident, N.W. 160th St.
Aug. 6
Attempt to locate, U.S. 441 S.E.
Warrant/prisoner in custody, N.W.
Second St.
Beverage violation/prisoner in cus-

Obituary


Raymond V Kliphouse
Raymond V. Kliphouse,,age 90,
of Okeechobee, died Thursday,
Aug. 4, 2005, at Raulerson Hospi-
tal. He was born in Patterson, N.J.
and was a resident of Okee-
chobee for 27 years, coming from
Ft. Lauderdale. He was the son of
Peter Kliphouse and Edna (Schw-
ertdz) Kliphouse.
He was preceded in death by:
his parents and his grandson,
Kevin Reyer.
Survivors include: his wife of
33 years, Mary L. (Richter) Klip-
house; son, Wayne Place and
Douglas Kliphouse; daughters,
Linda Tackett, Pamela Gurgan-
ious, Cheryl LaRue and Judith
Reyer; 12 grandchildren and, 13
great-grandchildren.
No services are planned.
Arrangements are being han-
dled by All County Funeral Home
and Crematory, 1010 N.W Federal
Highway, Stuart.


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Aug. 7
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INSTALL SPEED BUMPS: Whoever determined that putting up
more stop signs on 57th drive in Pioneer Estates was the answer to
our speeding problem, should think again. If there are not enough
people to monitor our streets to minimize speeding, what makes
you believe there are enough to enforce these new stop signs? Many
people out here either "California" stop or simply ignore the signs
even exist. If you really want to help keep the pedestrians and chil-
dren safe, why not add speed bumps that don't require a set of eyes
to ensure people are driving safely?

NOT ENOUGH PAY: According to the newspaper, starting teach-
ers in Okeechobee make $31,400 a year. Of course that is before
taxes are taken out. When you look at what rents are going for these
days $1,000 a month for a single wide is the cheapest my friend
could find it is easy to see why it is so hard to find teachers to
come to Okeechobee. How can they afford a car payment, utilities
and food? And how can a teacher get to work without a car? That is
not an option as there is no public transportation and teachers have
to be there before the school buses arrive. The county needs to do
something to provide affordable housing for professionals in the
service industries like teachers and nurses and EMTs. We need
these people. The community needs their skills. But where are they
supposed to live on what the pay scales are here?


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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 Second St.
Sign ups and activities for children will begin at 10:30 a.m. The
show will begin promptly at 11 a.m. After the show there will be a
lunch for everyone and a few door prizes for the children who
sign up. All children will receive a helium balloon or small gift.
Reverend Mabrey, a Methodist minister and illusionist, 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 Okeechobee
County Library, 206 S.W 16th St. The purpose of the meeting is to
enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in Okee-
chobee County. The public is invited to attend. For information,
call Pat O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.

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 Sat-
urday, 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.






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CAFTA has little to
do with free trade
The United States Congress
passed, just after midnight on July
28, the Dominican Republic-Cen-
tral America-United States Free
Trade Agreement Implementa-
tion Act (CAFTA). It was promot-
ed as facilitating "free trade"
between the United States, the
Dominican Republic, Guatemala,
Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua
and Costa Rica.
Many Congressmen evidently
considered it a benefit to the Unit-
ed States. If so, why has there
been months of intense opposi-
tion to the bill (HR3045)? Consist-
ing of some 2,400 pages, could
even one Congressman or
woman honestly say that he or
she had read the bill? What about
the shameful proceedings that
went on that night in Congress?
Their procedure calls for 15
minutes to vote on a bill. After 15
minutes, the bill had failed by
three votes.
Congressional leadership then
allowed more than an hour to
twist arms and cajole the opposi-
tion into voting until after mid-
night when the vote turned to 217
in favor, 215 opposed. This is our
illustrious Congressin action. Is it
any wonder that many citizens
hate politics and are apathetic to
government in general?
CAFTA has little to do with free
trade and much to do with mas-
sive government intervention into
trade regulation. It is really an out-
sourcing agreement which will
destroy many thousands of Amer-
ican jobs, as NAFTA has in the


past, allowing American indus-
tries a larger slave labor work
force.
It will involve open borders
with these Central American
countries flooding America with
unskilled labor and potential drug
and terrorist importation. Ronald
Reagan stated, "A country without
secure borders ceases to be a
nation."
CAFTA is a certain step toward
Free Trade Area of the Americas
(FTAA) which is proposed to
include a union of 34 nations in
this hemisphere with open bor-
ders.
We should expect President
Bush to commence the drive for
passage of FTAA soon, since he
had called for passage in January.
FTAA is patterned after the Euro-
pean Union (EU) with a loss of
sovereignty for each country
involved.
The Bush administration has
now placed America a step closer
to global government. The Consti-
tution Party of Florida strongly
opposes such planned loss of
American sovereignty to interna-
tional socialist forces.
The 17 Florida Republican
Congressmen who voted for
CAFTA deserve, and we trust will
face, strong opposition to reelec-
tion in 2006. They must be
replaced by patriots who love
American freedom, free enter-
prise and our sovereignty.
"The price of liberty is eternal
vigilance" Thomas Jefferson.
Submitted by:
Jack McLain
Vice chairman, Constitution
Party of Florida


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 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
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., in the north dining room. The meetings
are sponsored 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 informa-
tion, 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 Wednesday's 5 p.m. at the Health Department Auditorium,
1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, please call, Irene Luck at
(863) 763-0202. The other support group is held on Thursdays, 6
p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For
information, on this group, please call Shirlean 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 Historical 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.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center locat-
ed at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
ABWA Women 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
Thursday. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-
0984, for the next camping 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.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863)
467-9360.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Second Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123
S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Any one who is caring for and ill family
member is welcome to join us. The group is facilitated by social
workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one
another support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at
Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home
of Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For
information, call (863) 357-7954.


Okeechobee News/Judge and Mrs. W.L. Hendry
Looking Back...
In 1945, cheering for the Okeechobee High School
'Catfish' team was fun as shown in this picture of
Lucille Johnson (left) and Miriam Harvey. 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 Okee-
chobee 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 Christ-
mas. If you are interested in buying a copy of the book
send your name, address and telephone number to:
Betty C. Williamson, PO. Box 249, Okeechobee, Fla.,
34973. This will not obligate 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 Okee-
chobee 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@okee-
chobee.com.



Community Events

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.

Bake sale aids Cancer Society
Big Lake National Bank, 1409 S. Parrott Ave., will host a bake
sale Friday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. All proceeds from the
sale will be donated to the American Cancer Society for "Making
Strides Against Breast Cancer".

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
annual 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 sup-
plies, they can help. Proof of eligibility is required to qualify. For
information or to make a donation, call the Mission at (863) 763-
5725.

AC S hosting breast cancer walk
The American Cancer Society "Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer" will be hosting a 5K walk on Saturday, Aug. 13. The walk
will begin at Flagler Park on Park Street. Registration will begin at
8 a.m. The MSABC is currently seeking participants to walk in this
event. There is no charge, and free T-shirts will be given to those
participants that raise $100 or more. Please visit our Okeechobee
website at http://www.acesevents.org for information. For team
recruitment, 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 I and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM on the treasure coast and in West Palm Beach
on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Paul Cotton, AARP Senior 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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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 10, 2005


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 10, 2005


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Courtney Orr and Clinton LaFlam


Clinton LaFlam

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Courtney Lee Orr and Clinton Dale LaFlam were joined in marriage
on June 25, 2005.
The bride is the daughter of Lee and Barbara Orr of Palm City, and
the groom is the son of Dale and Judy LaFlam of Okeechobee.
The wedding ceremony was held at the Trinity United Methodist
Church in Jensen Beach, with Pastor Monroe Arnold officiating.
The maid of honor was Elizabeth Curtis of Stuart and bridesmaids
were: Ashley Ellis of Plant City, Amy Tinsman of Jensen Beach, Mered-
ith Sanders and Brittney Puderer, both of Stuart.
The best man was Randy Dixon of Okeechobee and groomsmen
were: Charles Milton and Mark Janovich, both'of Okeechobee, Matt
Mahurt of St. Croix, Virgin Islands and Todd Baker of South Bend, Ind.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Kristi's on the
Ocean.
After a honeymoon trip to Cancun, Mexico the couple is at home in
Lakeland.
The groom attends Florida Southern College majoring in music
education, and the bride is employed as a credit manager with Wells
Fargo Financial.


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Cool guy
This cool little guy was enjoying the toddler pool area
after his visit with Twinkle the clown. Children at A
Child's World Child Care Center enjoyed many different
activities in celebration of the end of summer day camp
including a giant water slide, an inflated obstacle
course, pizza, a clown and snow cones.

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Bryce VanderMolen
Bryce

VanderMolen
Nathan and Crystal Vander-
Molen of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the birth of their son,
Bryce Aiden VanderMolen.
He was born July 15, 2005, at
Martin Memorial Hospital in Stu-
art. He weighed 7-pounds, 1-
ounce and was 19 inches long at
birth.
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Births


Co, ,.-unity 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
Miniature 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.
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 Coalition of Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee counties will be meeting at this same location
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His maternal grandmother is
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paternal grandparents are Steve
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John Derek and Sarah Sain of
Gainesville, are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
John Elliot Sain.
He was born on May 12, 2005,
at the North Florida Regional
Medical Center. He weighed 6-
pounds, 9-ounces and was 19.5
inches long at birth.
His maternal grandparents are
Lee and Teri Dixon and paternal
grandparents are Gary and Linda
Sain, all of Okeechobee.


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Summer finale
Little ones splashed and played in the toddler pools dur-
ing an event to celebrate the end of summer day camp at
A Child's World Child Care Center. Children of all ages
enjoyed several different activities including, a giant
water slide, an inflated obstacle course, a clown, pizza
and snow cones.


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Kenneth and Iona Hisle
Kenneth and lona Hisle of Winchester, Ky. are celebrating their
50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 21, 2005.
The couple was married Aug. 20, 1955, by Reverend Hamilton at
Kiddville Baptist Church. They have four children: Paul Hisle, Wanda
Riddell, Brenda Parks and Ramona Young; eight grandchildren; and,
two great-grandchildren. Mr. Hisle is retired from the Navy and Mrs.
Hisle is a homemaker. The couple will be celebrating with their chil-
dren and grandchildren at an open house at the Hisle home, 918
Kiddville, Rd in Winchester, Ky. on Sunday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. They
would like to invite all of their family and friends. No gifts are
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James and Lela Luckey
James and Lela Luckey
James Franklin Luckey and his bride of 70 years, Lela Ste
Luckey, celebrated their wedding anniversary, Wednesday, Au
2005. Mr. and Mrs. Luckey were married in LaBelle at the c
house in 1935.
The Luckey's live in Okeechobee and Murphy, N.C. They
two sons, Gary W. Luckey of Okeechobee and Vernon Glyn Lu
of Murphy, N.C. James and Lela also have eight grandchildren
eight great-grandchildren.
The Luckey's owned several grocery stores in south Florida
in North Carolina through the years. They have enjoyed speck
ing around the lake and were active members of square dar
clubs in the past.


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Community Events

Legion group plans steak dinner
The Sons of the American Legion will host a steak dinner Sun-
day, 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2950.


Collaborative Council to meet
The Community Collaborative Council will meet Tuesday, Aug.
23, at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County School
Board Office, 700 S.W Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to
allow the community to identify issues, collaborate and share infor-
mation regarding services for children and their families. The guest
speakers will be Rebecca and Olga from the Social Security office.
For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863.) 462-5000, ext. 257.


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Doc and Carole Anderson
Doc and Carole Anderson of Okeechobee will celebrate their 50th
wedding anniversary on Aug. 19, 2005.
They were married on Aug. 19, 1955, by Preacher Martin in Okee-
chobee.
Their children are: Ronnie Anderson of West Palm Beach, Shari
Stewart of Tarpon Springs and Lori Clarke of Vero Beach.
They have five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A celebration in their honor will be held on Aug. 19 from 7 until 10
p.m., at the Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. The event will be hosted by their
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 10, 2005 SPORTS 7


Tommy Ray Gipson looks like he is going to grind a rail. He
Okeechobee News photos/Audrey Blackwell took third place in the age 11-14 competition Saturday.
Kids in four different age categories competed at the Okee- '-
chobee skateboard park Saturday at the second annual Com- _,_. i.'" '
munities In Schools/Police Athletic League competition. ,'
Clayton Harden (right) is dropping in from a quarter pike as ,
judges John Ellis (left) and Jeff Varnadoe (center) observe. .


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a crowd of 200


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
A crowd of about 200 people
cheered kids on in the Second
Annual Skateboard contest on
Saturday at the Okeechobee
Skateboard Park. There were 34
participants competing in four
age categories.
The contest was put on by
Communities In Schools/Police
Athletic League and took place
from noon until 4:10 p.m. It was
sponsored by Maximum Tanning
and Skate Shop.
Winners in the four divisions
were as follows:
Age 10 and under: Justin Thor-
pe, 1st; Ethan Ellis, 2nd; Frank
Huff, 3rd.
Age 11-14: Anthony D'Aguosti-
no, 1st; Kyle Moon, 2nd; Tommy
Ray Gipson.
Age 15-17: Jason Fields, 1st;
Dante Perez, 2nd; Clint
Reutebuch, 3rd.
Age 18 & Up: Sam Bianchini,
1st; Cesar Jaimes, 2nd; B. J. Hor-
vath, 3rd.
Many of the winners were
members of the recently formed
Okeechobee skateboard team


called Team Broken who com-
pete in skateboard tournaments
across the state.
The skateboarders performed
50-50s, dropping in and dropping
out from a quarter pike, and vari-
ous other tricks striving for their
best moves. Music played while
they competed, until the last trick
of their event that was done in
silence.
Maximum Tanning supplies
the prizes for contest winners and
sent out additional $900 worth of
skate-related gifts to the kids in
the crowd. "We are really grateful
to them for all of the gifts," said Jill
Rogers, executive director of
Communities In Schools.
All first place winners received
a trophy. In addition, those who
won first place in each division
took home a brand name skate-
board. Those who won second
place took home a trophy and a
non-brand name deck. Third
place winners also took home a
trophy and a set of skateboard
wheels.
Judges for the competition
included JeffVarnadoe, John Ellis,
Kent McClure, and Mark McCree.


William Ellis is coming down off the box during the contest at
the Okeechobee Skateboard Park Saturday.

Sports Briefs

Youth grid league taking late sign-ups
The Pop Warner football league will have late sign-ups from Monday,
Aug. 8, through Friday, Aug. 12, at the soccer field across from North Ele-
mentary School from 5 until 7 p.m.
Parents must provide copies of the child's birth certificate, their most
recent report card and a current physical at registration. The cost of reg-
istration will be $75.
For information contact James Shockley at (863) 634-3482, or Albion
Crowell at (863) 697-2576.
OHS swim team starts practice
Practice sessions for the Brahman swim team will begin Aug. 9 at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex pool, 580 N.W. 27th Lane, at 3:45 p.m.
. From that point on, practices will be Monday-Friday from 3:45 until 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 Okee-
chobee High School office weekdays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
For information contact Daryl Roehm, OHS athletic director, at (863)
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Okeechobee Skatepark. Not to worry, he was able to amass
enough points to take first place in the age 11-14 division.


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Behind it all you will catch the sounds of casino excitement! At
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You can have Fun! Join the crowd at Bingo, play fast paced Poker
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Early Birds save 10% Tuesday Friday between 3pm and 5pm.
Senior Citizens 55+ save 15% on Sunday. (Dine in only, does not
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JOSIAH RESTAURANT
Tuesday Sunday 11:00 am 11:00 pip
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Tuesday Saturday 2:00 pm 2:00 am
Sunday 11:00 am till closing
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Ft. Pierce 461-6000
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200 NW Second Street
(863) 763-4021
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James R. Dawson, Youth/Assistant Pastor
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Daniel B. Creech Owner
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406 S.W. 2nd St.
Phone: (863) 763-9225
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A&k"Quality is Priceless"
Preston Bass
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Specializing in
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Barbed Wire, Vinyl, Board, Field
Fence, Barns, Horse Stalls & More
863-467-1180 (Office)
863-697-8336 (Cell)


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& ACCESSORIES
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Claypots, Mailboxes, Benches,
Canoes, Chimneys, Statues, etc.
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* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
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(behind Eckerds)
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Workers' Compensation Personal Injury
Social Security Disability* Wrongful Death
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Stuart, FL
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1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
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Okeechobee, FL 34974
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12068 NE 18th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
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REPRESENTING
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Okeechobee
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11781 Hwy. 441 SE Okeechobee
863-357-3313
Toll Free: 877-511-0624
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 10, 2005 i


Officials work to relieve

flooding in Polk County


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
Heavy rains in the area north
of the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes
could mean more water coming
into Lake Okeechobee.
A combination of natural
forces has resulted in flooding in
some Polk County communities.
State, local and federal officials
are working to relieve the flood-
ing.
Bill Graf with the South Flori-
da Water Management District
explained that Polk County lakes
such as Crooked Lake, Lake
Clinch and Lake Reedy are con-
nected to the Kissimmee Chain
of Lakes through a system of nat-
ural creeks.
Last .hurricane season left
these natural waterways
clogged with debris. Polk County
was hit by Hurricanes Charley,
Frances and Jeanne and
received a lot of water from Ivan
in the form of a tropical storm.
"We had a lot of water from
the hurricanes," Mr. Graf said,
and the area did not dry out dur-
ing the "dry" season. A wet
spring meant the lakes were
already higher than normal at
the start of the "wet" season in
June.
"In June the Polk County area
received 200 percent of normal
rainfall and June is historically a
wet month," Mr. Graf continued.
"That's an incredible amount of
rainfall."
The debris clogging the
reeks made it more difficult for
the lakes to drain and this led to
flooding.
Mr. Graf said a grant from the
Natural Resource Conservation
Service is being used to remove
the storm debris. He said even


after the creeks are clear of
debris, it will take time for the
water to move.
"Creeks aren't as efficient in
flow as a canal," he said. Creeks
are better environmentally
because the vegetation in the
creeks helps clean the water as it
flows through the system, but
canals move water faster.
"In the long run, creeks are
healthier because they are natu-
ral, but it will take a little while
for water to get through the nat-
ural creeks," he said.
Mr. Graf said homeowners
are upset that the lakes can't be
lowered faster and this is under-
standable.
"If my home was sitting in
water, I would want faster relief
too, but natural systems take
time," he said.
Pumping is not an option
because it would just move the
problem and flood someone
else, he continued.
Continued rains, nearly every
afternoon, also make it difficult
to lower lake levels.
Mr. Graf said water managers
have been able to lower the
Kissimmee Chain of Lakes to
within normal schedules, so
there is room for the water once
it gets through the creek system.
He said there is some con-.
cern about how much water is
coming down the Kissimmee
River into Lake Okeechobee,
which is also much higher than
normal.
"We would like Lake Okee-
chobee to be lower," he said.
"But when there are people
whose homes are in water, they
are our first concern."
He said they are bound by
federal mandate.


Aerial treatments of plants to be conducted


JACKSONVILLE In order to
reduce the amount of invasive
floating plant populations, the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, Jack-
sonville District will conduct an
aerial treatment of approximately
1000 acres of water hyacinth and
water lettuce on Lake Okee-
chobee, Aug. 3 through 19, weath-
er permitting. The areas scheduled
for treatment include Dyess Ditch
to Pearce Canal, Grassy Island,
Halifax, Torry/Kreamer Islands,
and Chancy Bay.
Excessive floating plants can
adversely impact navigation,
threaten flood control structures,
crowd native vegetation, negative-
ly impact fish and wildlife and
reduce the biological diversity of


aquatic ecosystems.
Aquatic plant treatments took
place during the winter season in
an effort to achieve manageable
levels of invasive floating plant
populations such as water
hyacinth and water lettuce. Due to
a mild winter, an extremely active
hurricane season, and good grow-
ing conditions, these populations
are expanding more rapidly than
normal in some areas of the lake.
Under optimal environmental con-
ditions, water hyacinth popula-
tions can double in as little as 10
days and water lettuce popula-
tions can double in less than 3
weeks. The aerial treatment will
assist in reducing the floating plant
population to a manageable level


before the peak of the recreation
season this fall and winter.
The treatment will include the
use of Weedar 64 and Reward,
herbicides approved by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.
The herbicide manufacturers
restrict the use of treated water for
drinking and irrigation purposes
for a period of three weeks follow-
ing application. While products
previously used for weed control
in Lake Okeechobee strictly pro-
hibited swimming in and eating
fish from treated areas for several
days after treatment, the current
chemicals used have no such
restrictions.
The aerial treatment was dis-
cussed at the Lake Okeechobee


Aquatic Plant Management Intera-
gency Task Force meeting on July
20, and supported by its members.
The task force includes members
from the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission and the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Jacksonville District Aquatic Plant
Control Operations and Support
Center and South Florida Opera-
tions Office. Additional informa-
tion may be obtained by contact-
ing the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, South Florida Opera-
tions Office, 525 Ridgelawn Road,
Clewiston, Florida, 33440 or by
calling (863) 983-8101.


Researchers to study changes in hurricane intensity


MIAMI Researchers are using
a $3 million National Science Foun-
dation grant in an effort to learn
why sudden, dramatic changes
occur in the intensity of hurricanes.
The study will focus on how the
interaction between a storm's
outer rain bands and its inner eye


can influence abrupt fluctuations in
its strength.
"While great progress has been
made in forecasting hurricane
tracks, we need to improve in fore-
casting hurricane intensity," said
Steven Nelson, director of the
National Science Foundation's


physical and dynamic meteorology
program.
Beginning on Aug. 15 through
the rest of this year's Atlantic hurri-
cane season, P-3 Orion aircraft
from the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration and
the U.S. Navy fly into hurricanes at


sea armed with sophisticated
Doppler radar and GPS technology.
The planes will record wind
speed and direction, temperature,
humidity, atmospheric pressure
and other data to help scientists
build a new computer model on
hurricane intensity.


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12 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 10, 2005


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After much thought, I've decided to sell my business and take
some time off. With my husband's recent retirement last month, I
believe this is God's will and timing. I love my customers and
their dogs, and consider them extended family. Many friendships
have been formed over the years with other animal lovers.
I will continue to work part-time at the salon, along side the
new owner, Trish Neufer, and of course Annie (ol' faithfdul). I'd like
to send out a big hug and thank you to all my loyal customers.
-,\ f I appreciate you guys with all my heart.
Sincerely,
Pam Griffin
Pam's Pet Salon
.ly O104 SE Park Street Okeechobee 467-7785


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221-3330
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to Treasure Coast Dermatology,

and announce the opening of their new office:

Okeechobee
863-467-9555
1924 US Highway 441, N.
in addition to


Fellows
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St. Lucie West Vero Beach
878-3376 778-7782
1100 St. Lucle West Blvd., #105 1995 39th Ave.


Spotlight On Our Employees


Lk EECHOBEE, FL
467-1545

Let us introduce Irvin Walters, our Plumbing Supervisor. He does
a fantastic job, specializing in new construction/custom residences.

Irvin recently took the State of Florida Contractor's Exam for "Master"
Plumber. He passed with flying colors on his first attempt. This is quite
a feat! Needless to say, we are very proud of you, Irvin!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Bud and Ami Neese


QIMJALITY

PL CMBAING


2800 SW 3rd Terr.
Okeechobee

(863) 467-1545
St. Lic. CFC142667


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Fort Pierce
464-6464
1801 South 23rd St., #5


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The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
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, 7and 9 p.m.
Theatre Ill "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, 7and 9:10p.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

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For information on cost and reser-
vations, call (863) 763-4630.

VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA Med-
ical Center should call the County
Veterans Service Officer at (863)
763-8124, several days ahead of
time and provide name, last four of
social security number, date and
time of appointment and whether
a wheelchair/scooter lift is needed.
All appointments must be before
noon. If there areany questions,
please contact Betsy Grinslade,4he
court veterans' service officer.

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnan-
cy testing to girls and women of
all ages. We offer free and confi-
dential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free
ultrasound, parenting classes,
and abstinence education. Oper-
ating hours are from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S.
Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. For information or
appointments call (863) 763-
8859.

Free parenting
,classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics
include discipline a family affair,
birth to eight months infants,
eight to eighteen months the tod-
dler, 18 to 36 months terrific twos,
three year olds, and uncommon
sense. Each week parents "earn"
baby bucks to purchase items for
their baby at the Center's Baby
Boutique. Childcare is not provid-
ed, however infants in carriers are
welcome. For details call (863)
763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.


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our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would like
to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in time of disas-
ter, please call Andy or Candace at
the American Red Cross-Okee-
chobee branch at (863) 763-2488.

Child care help
is now available
The Early Learning Coalition
has funding for child care for eligi-
ble children from birth through
age 12 on a first-come, first-served
basis while funding is available.
There is no waiting list. Parents
must:' be a resident of Okee-
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guidelines; and be working, or
going to school or a combination
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BURIAL SITE, In Onginal sec.
of Evergreen Cemetery. S 1/2;
ol SW 1/4 of Lot 14. Block 77.
$500 (434)239-8428


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very Inendlv, to good rome
only 1863)697-1745
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male kitten, white & gray.
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
'class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Good Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street


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Immediate restaurant management
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We offer:
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For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
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ASSISTANT MANAGER
$28,600 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume to
863-467-2402 or
apply. within.
COOKS,SERVERS
& HOSTESS
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BATCH PANEL
OPERATOR ,
At Feed Mill, Computer
exp. needed, Benefits
Available. Apply at.
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th St.,
Okeechobee.
(863)763-5586
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for our programs in
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equivalent required.
For IMMEDIATE.
consideration apply online
at: www.eckerd.org or fax
resume to R.Hibbler @
(727)442-5911EOE.
M/F/D/V,
Minorities Encouraged to
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and EXCELLENT BENEFITS
STARTING DAY ONE!!!
DIESEL MECHANIC/HELPER
Wanted. Salary neg. based on
experience & tools. Call
863-357-2150.
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TRUCK DRIVERS:
Experience a must. Good
pay to the right person:
benefits. (772)336-9636
,Electrician:
lJourneymen or experienced
;Mechanic's. Only serious
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For residential and
light commercial work.
Clean DL and DFWR
Apply in person.
2801 SW 3rd. Terrace.


Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233


,Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
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positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
benefits 863-467-5000
FULL or PART-TIME
Responsible Cleaning Person
for private home. The key
individual would also drive a
car when necessary.
Past references & very clean
driving history a must!
Call Debbie: Monday-Friday.
8:45am-3:30pm
(863)467-2982
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Apply At:
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6489 Hwy. 441 SE
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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1005wn Park St. Okee

IMMEDIATE OPENING
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w/customer service 440
license & at least 1 years
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Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34974
NAIL TECH & HAIR STYLIST
Carolyn's Coiffures
(863)763-4225

Our Historic Inn is seeking a
Lead Cook, to add to our
growing team. Competitive
salary. Some staff in place.
Call 772-597-3777.


Pipe Layers & Pipe Laborers
for local road construction.
(954)321-9336 fax 321-0621
EOE, M/F, DFWP
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. DFWP

RECEPTIONIST
Needed for busy medical
office. Applicant must be
very pleasant & skilled in
computers & typing. Some
medical exp. is preferred.
Please send resumes to:
1713 Hwy 441 N,SteB
Okeechobee, FL 34972
or fax to: (863)467-8708
RNs Needed
Arcadia, Florida
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
Liberty Healthcare is currently
seeking RNs for the Florida
Civil Commitment Center lo-
cated on East Rt. 70 in DeSoto
County. Psych/Corrections
experience a plus. Earn $24
an hour plus full benefits
package. 8-hour day shift; 40
hour M/F work week. One
hour southeast of Sarasota
and Bradenton.
Call Carol Wertley
(800)331-7122
after hours (610)389-7437
fax(610)668-7689;
carolw(libertyhealth.com .
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WANTED: EXPERIENCED
LOADER/BOBCAT
TRACTOR OPERATORS
Top pay to the right person
Benefits. Please call
(772)336-9636
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items In
the classifelds.


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

STAFF ACCOUNTANT
Responsible for fixed
assets, accounts payable,
G.L. posting and
reconciliations.
Understanding of accruals,
prepaids and depreciation
required. Financial service
industry experience a plus.
Minimum 2 years college or
equivalent work experience.
Apply in person -
Big Lake Nat'l. Bank,
107 SW17 St., Ste.B, Okee
DFW, EOE

Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
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HANDYMAN NEEDED
For minor maintenance &
repairs on mobile home.
(863)467-1104
VOLUNTEER SPECIALIST P/T
Local non-profit organization
has position based in
Ft. Pierce with travel in
Adjacent Counties. For info.:
www.areaagency.org.


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INFANT DAYCARE In brand
new Okeechobee home.
Avail. 7 days a-week. Please
call Chelsie (561)662-1713



$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government
part-time. No Experience. A
lot of Opportunities.
(800)493-3688 Code J-14.
Benefits, 401K. Trainees Wel-
come'. Miami area- exp. req.
21 min age/Class-A CDL Cy-
press S/E & 3-State Run:
T/T Drivers. HOME WEEK-
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Company and 0/0 Needed 87
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paid + fsc, Call Don Salts-
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(321)639-1522,
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos, Teams
& Graduate Students. Bo-
nuses Available. Refrigerated
Now Available. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).

Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
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Florida Local & OTR posi-
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hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment..Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
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school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.


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


Is Stress Ruining Your Life?
Read DIANETICS by Ron L.
Hubbard Call
813)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3102 N.
Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?



-Tractor w/ Loader for Hire

Call 863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337



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



ARRESTED OR INJURED Need
a Lawyer? All Criminal De-
fense & Personal injury.
*Felonies Misdemeanors
*DUI *Domestic Violence *
Traffic Auto Accident
*Wrongful Death. "Protect
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(800)733-5342.
DIVORCE$175-$350*COV-
ERS children, etc. Only one
signature required! *Ex-
cludes ovt. fe, Call week-
--2000




PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


ispecial Notice 0155 1


NORDIC TRACK, Walk Fit
treadmill, Westlow Cardio
Glide, & Exercise Bike $200 all
or will sep. (863)531-0093
SMITH MACHINE Welder
Pro 545 Gym w/ Olympic
weights & bart bench $200
or best offer (863)467-6434
:eia II t s .


DELL- DELUXE 3 WHEEL CART-
Dw .EL- a49.tever used.
tor, g $950.

424 Motor-
ized Scooter, black & bur-
I undy, pd. $4000+, asking
2500. 863)612-9811
QUILTING FRAME SET, All in HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
1 piece. Excellent condition, electric, new mat, plus air
Made in Canada. $100 mat with pump included
(863)467-6175 $450. neg. (863)655-3436.


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazlnes535
Building Materials54b
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens I Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets..Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



ANTIQUE FURNITURE-
$2100. For All or will separ-
ate 863-675-6657 Leave
message.
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
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


FREEZER- 9 cu' $50. or best
offer (863)763-5422
STOVE- Magic Chef, Works
Good. $40. (863)673-1877





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


CASSETTE PLAYER/RECORD-
ER- Sony, With 100 country
Cassettes $50
(863)697-2033


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


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
BEDROOM SET, queen size,
like new, with lamps, $600
neg. (863)357-2233


BR SUITE-5pc, tall oval
hdbd/ftbd, 5 drawer chest,
dresser w/swinging mirror,
carved legs, very sturdy, $500
(863)467-7659.

COCKATIEL- Yellow, Male, To
Good Home Only! $30.
(863)673-1877
Coffee Table & End Tables,
light oak wood, $30.
(863)675-3998
COMPUTER DESK
Large, L shaped, med-dark
color composite wood. $75
(863)467-1104
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.
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
Dining Room Table, w/6 pad-
ded Captain's chairs, new,
whitish color, $650 neg.
(863)357-2233 Okee area.
FURNITURE Living room set,
Dining room set & Bedroom
set$1000 for all or will sep.
(863)467-2910
LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc. $40
(863)227-4233-
LIVING ROOM SET, new, paid
$1,000, asking $750.
863-763-5474 Okeechobee
area.
Queen Sofa Bed, Rocker,
Drum end table, Glass end
table w/lamp, 2 end tables.
$185 will sep 863-946-3860
SEWING MACHINE CABINET
w/ chair, nds minor repair.
Chest, desk, table & lamp
$95 all will sep 561-924-5812
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)983-6505
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter. Asking $400 neg,
(561)985-1873
TWIN BED- rustic wood
frame, $50. (863)634-0779.
WATERBED- California King,
Mirror headboard, with 6
drawers, $300. or best offer
(863)983-4954



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.
$2300. (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. (M63)697-2033.


CLOCK 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.
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
HOME GYM Welder Pro
9940. Good shape, all
attachments $200 or best
offer (863)467-6434


CLEWISTON, Brand New 3/2
& 4/2 Single Family Homes.
2 Car gar. Great neighbor-
hood. S/Steal appl. Between
$1400-$1800. For more info
call Wendy 305-804-8499
Okee, 2BR/1BA, w/screened
room, elec. boat lift, on wa-
ter, completely furn., $1100
mo. + sec. dep.
863)763-6886/447-1093.
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES 3/2
On canal w/ p"t. 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


METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335
TIE BEAM CLAMPS- (50)
used, asking $175 for all
(863)675-1224.
TRESSES for 20x40 horse
barn w/ packToom. $250
(239)770-6855



BOY'S CLOTHES- 18mo-2T,
Large assortment, Exc cond.
$100. takes all or will separ-
ate. (863)763-6131
INFANT CRIB SHEETS- Bump-
er guard, Diaper holder, Mu-
sical Mobile & Lamp, Exc
cond. $40. 863-763-6131
Swing, Bouncer, Walker &
White Bassinet, Winnie the
Pooh, all like new, $100 will
sell sep. (863)228-0566
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.


Girls Clothes, exc. cond., siz-
es 5-8, $50 for all, will sell
separately. (863)824-8749
SCHOOL CLOTHES- Wran-
glers Boys-27& 28,
Girls-3,5,7,8 9 & 10, $300.
Will Sep. (863)467-2132


FED DUCK STAMPS'34-'72
100 + stamps valued at over
$6000. Selling for $2500
(863)763-8729


COLLECTIBLE DOLLS- 5, By
Madame Alexander,, Mann,
Robin Wood. $250. or will
separate. (863)612-9233
WWII METAL DETECTOR
Used to detect mines. Works,
extendable handle. $75
(863)35.7-2803
Computer
Suple 08


Okeechobee


News


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LIFT CHAIR, Motorized, new,
cost $1200, sell for $900.
(863)467-5838
MASSAGE TABLE, Used very
little, like new w/all papers.
Asking $125.
(863)467-0627
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
Wheelchairs, walkers & more.
Please call for more info,
(863)763-2334
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


Kiln & approx. 50 Southwest-
ern molds, $600 or best of-
fer. (863)763-9950



MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS-
from household goods,
stereo equip, treadmill, CD's
& more all for $2000
(863)467-5500.
PROFESSIONAL PAINT
SPRAYERS- 2, $200. Will
separate. (863)357-0438
Run your ad STATEWIDE!!!
For only $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad
in over 150 newspapers
"*rr.:'uyrn:jiu the state reach-
ing over 5 MILLION readers.
Call this newspaper or Ad-
vertising Networks of Florida
at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.florida-classi-
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available.
SHARES OF STOCK in Big
Lake National Bank, (200),
$50 each. (941)626-9417
SLOT MACHINE- One arm
bandit, full size, Bally, bars
and sevens, $450 neg.
(863)946-0296.
TROPHY'S- 31, Marble bas-
es, $40. or will separate.
(863)612-9233



CONN TROMBONE- W/case,
excellent condition, $350
firm. (863)763-7574.
FRENCH HORN, Good condi-
tion in case. Ideal for begin-
ner. Pd $900, Asking $300.
(863)763-7040/634-3173
GUITAR, Stella Harmony,
Made in the 50's. Excellent
condition. Asking $200.
(863)467-0627 -
ORGAN- Freedom II, Excellent
condition $2000.
(863)467-4253
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
PIANO, Baldwin, upright,
$300. (863)697-3389
TENOR SAX- Conn, with case,
Asking $475.
(863)675-4098 evenings


AKC REG. LAB PUPPIES
8wks old, all shots $325 ea
(863)763-6987
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
YORKI P00 PUP- tiny choco-
late male, adorable, shots,
$600 cash. (863)357-0037
or (561)603-1669
YORKIE- Teacup, Female, 4
lbs, 9 mo. old, Spayed. With
papers, Housebroken.
$1700. 863-634-9620 Okee


Free DIRECTV Satellite, 4
rooms. FREE TiVo/DVR. Add
HDTV. 220 Channels + lo-
cals, $29.99/month. First
500 orders get Free DVD
Player. (800)360-9901, Pro-
mo #14700.


mm



GENERATOR- Makita, brand
new, never used, cost
S2000 sell for $1200
(863)467-5756



PARK SIZE SLIDE & 2 SETS
MONKEY BARS, stainless,
$450. (239)728-2357
Home, (239)910-7853 cell
111 1 It 1 I
ADULT VIDEOS (VHS) 10,
Random titles. All for S75. or
best offer. Call
(863)634-3783


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 715
Farm Equipment P0u5
Farm Feed Products l'I
Farm Miscellaneous P?1
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 'S
Farm Supplies
Services Wanied 'c11
Fertilizer '
Horses 8410
Landscaping
Supplies t?-15
Lawn & Garden 8'50
Livestock ,55
Poultry 'Supplies e.u
Seeds Plants
Flowers l 21%5




CATTLE TRAILER- Goose-
neck, 24', swing gates, like
new tires, dual axle. $1700
(863)697-9704.


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.
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
Syr: 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.
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$700. Will separate.
(863)801-1666
RIDING MOWER -Snapper
42" cut, 15h/p Kohler eng.,
zero turn w/ attachments
$1500 (863)357-0215
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
good condition, $500.
(863)634-0779.
RIDING MOWERS Snapper,
S30"cut,1)18h/p&1)8h/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



TAYLOR CREEK CONDO: 2/1
Waterview, Furnished w/
Screened porch, boat slip,
pool, tennis. $1000 mo.
(863)634-8757.

a -IBBI








16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 10, 2005


-mHI


-unt
Propery 103


Wanted Hunting Lease in South
or Central Florida
Small group of responsible christian police offi-
cers and a couple of business owners seeking
1000 to 8000 acres or more to lease In south or
central Florida to hunt deer, turkey hogs. Will
manage property under the guidelines of the
Quality Deer Management Association, Possible
long term lease. No dogs or buggy hunting. Most-
ly archery .hunting. Will provide our own insu-
rance. All of us are experienced hunters, non-
drinkers, non-smokers and willing to protect and
improve property. Please call (305)962-8054.


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


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



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



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for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.
East Alabama Mountain Prop-
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of Atlanta In Piedmont, AL
Great for enjoyment or In-
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15-acres-$54,250.00 512-a
cres-$1,485,000.00 More
Information Call Gary
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SPECIAL OFFERS Pre-Con-
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from $199K $2M
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provided by www.all.-
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LAKEVIEW MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY -3.13 Acres
$57,990. Spectacular prop-
erty offering breathtaking
lake and mountainviews.
Located 20 minutes from
Helena, Montana at Canyon
Ferry Lake. Soils tested,
utilities, ready to build on.
Call. owner at
(888)770-2240.
"MAKE THIS SUMMER THE
BEST" E Tennessee's Norris
Lake & Golf properties make
every year special. Starting
at only $24,900- Call Lake-
side Realty (423)626-5820
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
NC Mountains. 1.90 Acres w/
50 mile view & hardwood
trees. Financing available at
$39,000 w/ little down. Per-
fect for log cabin. This one
won't last call today.
(800)699-1289 or www.dv-
erbendlakelure.com.
NEW RELEASE 20% discount
for Reservation Holders on-
ly. Coastal Georgia Gated
Deep Water Access. Wood-
ed, Lagoon and Golf Course
homesites. Call for Reserva-
tion Information
(877)266-7376.
.North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views Streams Homes,
Cabins Acreage FREE BRO-
CHURE MOUNTAIN PROP-
ERTY (800)642-5333.
Realty Of Murphy 317
Peachtree St. Murphy, N.C.
28906. www.realtyofmur-
phy.com.
NORTH CAROLINA MTNS 4
acres on mountain top, view,
trees, waterfall and large
public lake nearby $49,500
.owner (866)789-8535
www.NC77.com.
Tennessee New Waterfront
Property from $19,9001 Wa-
terview property from
$9,9001 Waterfront lot and
cabin packages $59,9001
Call (866)770-5263 ext: 8
for details.
Western New Mexico Eques-
trian Estates 40- 800 acres,
mountain views, big game,
adjoins public land. Tele-
.phone & electric. Starting
$39,990. 100% owner fi-
nancing. 505)788-2220
Looking for a place io
hang your halt Look
no further than the
classified.


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spac ^e 11,1


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Space 1 0,11V


Wit Il i MERCURY '01. 25 HR electric


OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, 1500 sq.,
DW, Newly remodeled 1/2
ac. Spot In The Sun $1100.
mo. 863-634-3009
OKEECHOBEE 2br, 2ba,
water lot, dock, CBS garage,
screened patio 10min from
lake Okee by water. 2br's
furnished. $900 mo, 1st
& sec.(954)937-9636



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

Recreation



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



ALUMINUM BOAT
16ft long, 5ft wide. $100
(863)675-8760
BOAT, MOTOR &.TRLR- 14'
Run About, 2 seater, wind-
shield, 40HP Force, needs
work, $300 (863)675-1945.
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 .offerL
(863)357-0438
Jon Boat, 12' Custom made
heavy gauge alum., w/9.9
Go Devl, 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.
JON BOAT, 14 Ft. w/trailer.
9.9 Johnson, New .seats,
Live well. Runs great. $700.
(863)801-3527


start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.


COACHMAN CATALINA-'95,
28', Class A, 40K mi, like
new, many extras, $24,000
(863)634-5914
COACHMAN MIRADA CLASS
A- '99, 28', 12K, Clean bed,
sleeps 6, Great condition
$25,000 863-697-3100 ,
CRUISE AIR- '85, 460 with 4
barrel Holly carb. Runs
good, $6000.863-467-4890
ask for Robert
HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull
behind. $800. Or best offer
(863)634-4202
JAYCO 5TH WHEEL- 30; With
slide out. Great sh.ape.
$7000. (561)746-2921
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


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
KAWASAKI KX60- runs great,
clean blke, $800.
(863)697-2179.
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,
[lew Condilion, 1950
(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 YZ80, '01- looks
and runs great, $1300 or
best offer. (863)357-1577.



HONDA 185S, '83 & SUZUKI
LTO50, '87- run good, need
TLC,$1000 (863)357-1576
or (954)275-8111.
HONDA 4 WHEELER 200 in
excellent condition. Like
newly $1600 (863)801-1666
YAMAHA 350, '86, blue, new
tires, good condition, $1000
or best offer (863)673-8741 -


Fleetwood Mallard, '02, 8x33
Travel Trailer, w/8 ft. slide-
out, loaded, a/c, awning,
outside room attachment,
sleeps 6-8, exc. shape, great
for hunting camp, $15,000
or best offer. 863-673-1282


Automobiles

I I '

Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CHEVY CAMARO Z28'94
Great for parts or project car.
$1300 (863)599-1509 .
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
'88, new battery, cold air, new
tires, runs good. $500
(863)983-7546
FORD TAURUS WAGON- i92,
Can be fixed up or used for
parts., $500., (772)597-2912
GEO METRO '92 4 door,
runs good, auto, no a/c,
S$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 ires Leath-
er seats. Gre-ii mileage
$2500 863-467-2614
MERC. GRAND MAROUiS-
'95, 95K Good Condition.
$3500.. 561(996-5379


MERCURY TRACER, '91- 4dr,
selling "as is" $2500 or best
offer (863)675-1621.
OLDS CIERA '91
4 door, Runs good
$500 neg (863)675-4602
PONTIAC FIREBIRD, '89- V6,
AC, runs great, $1500
(863)697-9883.
TOYOTA COROLLA '92, 135k,
Cold A/C, new tire, Reliable,
Well maintained. $2000.
(863)467-8687
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


VOLKSWAGON BEETLE 1971,
$1200. Runs, needs minor
work. (863)763-4826



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
CAMARO '85- Z28, good for
parts only, $300
(863)763-1370.
CAMPER- '98, fits Ford Rang-
er PU, low top, fiberglass,
$300. (863)763-8622 or
(863)634-0517
CAMPER SHELL for short bed
pickup, $250.
(863)357-6140
CHROME RIMS & TIRES -
18", like new, 6 lug, asking
$1200 or best offer.
(863)634-1.350.
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 trudcP $2000 call for
more deiails
1863)673-2671. ,
TIRES &'RIMS- 17", 5.LUG
'Ford rims with tires. $100.
(863)634-5129


DODGE DAKOTA- '95, Club
Cab, Loaded, Mechanically
sound. Needs breaks $2500.
(863)610-1182
FORD F 250 '01- 4x4, cold
air, 66,620 mi, $12,000.
(863)467-4228 or
863)634-7328 cell.
FORD F1150,'99-XLT, 4x4,"
auto, AC, PL/PW, $5800,
(863)675-4409
FORD F250-1'88, 5th wheel,
Runs Great. $1400.
(863)634-1867
FORD RANGER, '84- 2.8 V6,
4x4, runs good, $1100 firm,
must go! (863)441-2942.
Isuzu Hombre, '97, 73k orig.
mi., 5 spd., cold arctic a/c,
exc. cond., $2395 or best
offer. (863)533-0244


FORD BRONCO ,'89- 4x4, 1-
owner, 114K orig miles, 302
V8; loaded, factory trir, pkg,
$3900 (863)467-7266,
JEEP CHEROKEE '90- Limited
,Edition, leather Interior will
run but needs parts, $500
(863)673-3134.


EQUIPMENT TRAILER
Tandem axle, ramp, pinto
hitch, 6K-8K lb capacity
$1500 (863)675-6651 after 6
FLAT BED, 6X8, Open on
sides w/roof. $150/ best offer.
863-357-3633/697-1393.
UTILITY TRAILER- 10', Excel-
lent condition. Used 1 time.
$900. (863)467-1547


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
WENCH, Military Style,
10,000 lb., hydraulics, pow-
er take off & more. Excellent
cond. $400. (863)634-4202
WHEELS, Alcoa's, 16.5x12.
For late model 8 lug pattern.
$650. (863)675-3743


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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-180
In re:
Estate of
TERRY P. PLESCHER,
a/k/a TERRY PLESCHER,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Admlnistratlon)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS.
OR DEMANDS AGAINSTTHE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Or-
derof Summary Administration has
been entered in the Estate of TER-
RY P PLESCHER, ak/a TERRY.
PLESCHER, Deceased, File Num-
ber 2005-CP-180.
by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee

2nd Street, Room 101, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972; that the dece-
dent's date of death was March 21,
2005; that the total value of the es-
tate is $62,500.00; that the names
and address of those to whom it
has been assigned by such order
are:
TANA PALMERTON, 672 Shetland
Street, Little Elm, Texas 75086
RYAN PLESCHER, 7000 Windhaven
#214, The Colony, Texas, 75056
SEAN PLESCHER, 21 Benton Street,
Lakewood, Colorado 80215
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the de-'
cedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was
made in the Order of Summary Ad-
ministration must file their claims
withinthis court WITHIN THE TIME
PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY.
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Noticeis August 10, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
Tana Palmerton
672 Shetland Street
Little Elm, Texas 75056
Attorneys for Person Giving Notice:
CONELY& CONELY, RA.
RO. Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863)763-3825
Tom W. Conely II
Florida Bar No. 096482
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IN THE CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-173
In re:
Estate of
THELMA KENT BLASHAW a/k/sa
THELMA BELL BLASHAW, r/k/a
THELMA K. BLASHAW, Doeased
iJOTICE TO rJ8n)
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TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Or-
der of Summary Administration has
been entered In the Estate of THEL-
MA KENT BLASHAW, aWa THEL-
MA BELL BLASHAW, a/k/a.
THELMA K. BLASHAW, Deceased,
File Number 2005-CP-173.
by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 304 N.W.
2nd Street, Room 101, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972: thatthe dece-
dents date of death was March 6,
2005; that the total estate consist
of exempt homestead real property
and exempt personal property; that
the names and addresses of those
to whom it has beenassigned by
such order are:
ROBERT KENT BELL, 1119 N. Mac-
fadrane Court Forest, Virginia
24551
JAMES RANDALL BELL, 607 S.E.
Avenue, Okeechlobee,Rodda 34974
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands againstthe estate of the de-
cedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was
.T l fic 1 r, 1 llh I u)I ;U I|T|T -| A,1,A .
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P'HUVID"EiEi. LAWV
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is August 10, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
James Randall Bell
607 S.E. 6th Avenue
Okeechobee, Forida34974
Attorneys for Person Giving Notice:
CONELY & CONELY, RA.
RO. Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863)763-3825
Tom W. Conely lli
Fodda Bar No. 096482.
75500 ON 8/10,17/2005
LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Worokforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Workforce Consor-
tium announces a public meeting of
Sthe Performance & Evaluation Com-
mittee to which all persons are Invited:
Date & Time:
Wednesday, August 17, 2005- 8:30 a.m.
,Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
P PE To discuss matters concern-
ng te Workfbrce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportuntilee,
the Welfare Tnsltlop Program One.
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
acting:
Wokorce Develogment Board
o he reassure d oasr
City Center '.
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
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dence upon which the appeal is
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Judicial review.
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