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Vol. 96 No. 224
updates by phone
Okeechobee County Air-
port's Automated Weather
Observation Station (AWOS) is
now online and providing
updated weather information
for pilots by radio, according to
Vernon Gray, airport manager.
Mr. Gray said that the same
information available to pilots is
also accessible to the general
public by calling (863) 467-
1148. Automated weather infor-
mation is now available 24
hours a day by telephone.
Friday, August 12,2005
504 Plus tax
Citizens oppose zoning change
By Pete Gawda
Residents of Palm Village
Ranch and Seminole Cove man-
aged to delay for at least another
month the rezoning of a tract of
land on S.W. 16th Avenue south
of Palm Village Ranch.
It was standing room only
Thursday morning in the county
commission chambers as resi-
dents of Palm Village Ranch and
Seminole Cove came out in force
for a public hearing conducted
by Okeechobee County Board of
They came to voice their
opposition to a proposed change
in zoning from residential
mobile home to residential gen-
eral for a 57.8-acre tract of land
on the east side of S.W. 16th
Avenue, south of Palm Village
The developer, ACAS Okee-
chobee 1, LLC, applied for the
change to give some flexibility in
developing the property, accord-
ing to the developer's attorney
Mr. Conely said the biggest
part of the development would
be single family,\ but the develop-
er wanted some flexibility to
build multifamily units.
After hearing statements from
Mr. Conely and residents of the
two retirement communities,
the board tabled the petition
until next month and requested
staff to work with the developer
to come up with a developer's
"We strongly oppose what is
basically giving the developer
carte blanche to build just about
anything he chooses," said Herb
Wells, president of the Palm Vil-
lage Ranch Homeowners Asso-
The developer had earlier
produced a site plan with 135
single family units. However, he
is not bound by that plan if the
zoning change is granted.
Mr. Wells stated that with resi-
dential general zoning the num-
ber of family units could be as
high as 600 or 700.
He also mentioned the
increase in traffic.
"We are not against growth
or development as long as that
growth does not unjustly affect
the existing area residents," he
At the very least, he suggest-
ed, the petition should be tabled
See Citizens Page 2
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Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Brenda O'Connor introduced Sheriff Paul
May of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office as guest speaker' at the general meet-
ing of the Chamber of Commerce.
May warns of sexual offenders
By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May's message was simple:
"Watch your children."
Sheriff May spoke to a packed
house at the general meeting of
the Chamber of Commerce on
Wednesday. He told those in
attendance about the role of his
office in tracking sexual preda-
tors and offenders.
The sheriff told members that
currently there are over 30,000
sexual predators living in the
state of Florida, and 95 of those
offenders are living in Okee-
chobee County. Of those 95, 37
are under the supervision of the
Department of Corrections. One
of those offenders, he added, is a
Sheriff May detailed how the
community is notified when a
sexual predator moves into the
area, including those who move
here from out of state.
"Within 48 hours of a sexual
predator moving into the area,
they must register with the sher-
iff's department," he added.
"From there, we have an obliga-
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Department staff members
Michelle Bell (left) and Connie Kirk (right) work with Sher-
iff Paul May in tracking the whereabouts of convicted sex-
ual predators and offenders when they register with the
sheriff's office to live in Okeechobee County.
tion to notify day care centers,
schools, churches and other
areas where children are pres-
He went on to explain that the
department utilizes members of
the Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.)
and arms them with flyers on a
By D. Hamilton
Representatives from the
March of Dimes, Kelly Rizzo and
Cindy Hernandez were invited
guest speakers at the Kiwanis
Cindy Hernandez, who is an
administrative assistant with the
organization, spoke to dub mem-
bers about the history of the
March of Dimes. She informed
club members that the national
volunteer help organization was
first founded in 1938 by President
Franklin Roosevelt who was
stricken with the polio virus at the
age of 39. The March of Dimes
was formed initially to find a cure
for the disease.
"After the discovery of the
polio vaccine in 1955, the March
of Dimeashas made great strides
towards eliminating the inci-
dence of many birth defects
which would have been fatal to
many babies just a short time
ago," said Ms. Hernandez. "Over
1,300 babies are born premature-
ly each year with 156 of those
being so small in weight that they
would fit into the palm of a nor-
mal-sized adult hand." She also
stated that the U.S. is in the top 25
percent in the world in infant
To raise awareness to the
problem of prematurity in babies,
the March of Dimes has launched
a seven-year campaign with a
budget of $75 million to combat
the growing problem. The cam-
paign will focus on healthy
options for pregnant women
including health education, vita-
mins, healthy diets and proper
See Kiwanis Page 2
By Audrey Blackwell
Two cases involving a mother -
and her daughters have gone
beyond the 90-day limit for com-
pliance for failure to clean up
two properties in the 800 block
of Northwest 12th Street and will
be sent to the Okeechobee City
Council for foreclosure.
A case against Joe and John-
ny Brown had a $10 per day fine
imposed from April 1,2005, until
June 29, 2005, and now totals
$ 1,100. A case against Mrs. John-
ny Brown's daughters, Gloria
and Mary Brown, had a $10 per
day fine beginning Dec. 415,
2004, which lasted 90 days until
Both properties are allegedly
overgrown with vegetation and
one property has debris present
from a training burn.
The mother had asked that
notices concerning the proper-
ties be sent to her. The board
agreed at their July 12 meeting to
send the mother a certified letter
to let her know the accrued
amount of fines, and to take fur-
ther action at the next board
meeting if nothing is done by
Chairperson. Mack Worley
reminded board members that it
has been their policy to immedi-
ately turn over to the city attor-
ney properties for foreclosure
that have not been cleaned up
when the 90-days has expired
"so they don't drag on."
See Foreclosure Page 2
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"C.O.P. volunteers literally go
door-to-door in communities
within the county notifying resi-
dents of the existence of a known
registered offender/predator," he
told the standing-room-only
See Offenders Page 2
Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Kiwanis Club member Sandy Frost (right) introduced March of Dimes Community Director,
Kelly Rizzo (left) and administrative assistant Cindy Hernandez (center) to the weekly Kiwa-
nis Club meeting.
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until more specific information is
secured. He presented the board
with a stack of petitions signed by
Palm Village Ranch and Seminole
Margaret Rucks Hamrick of
Seminole Cove protested the
increased traffic saying S.W. 15th
Avenue is already congested and
Mary Holman of Seminole
Cove noted that the areas were
populated with senior citizens
and feared the proposed develop-
ment would change their
"We welcome a mobile home
community, but not an apart-
ment complex," she said.
"This would hurt us drastical-
ly," said Palm Village Ranch resi-
dent Madlen Kane.
"We are very much opposed
to being rezoned," said John
Smalley of the Seminole Cove.
"We don't think S.W. 16th Avenue
should be handling this type of
Mr. Smalley also mentioned
that the Okeechobee Utility
Authority sewage treatment plant
is reaching capacity, in reference
Continued From Page 1
Kelly Rizzo, community director
for the March of Dimes, spoke to
Kiwanis Club members about
fundraising activities to benefit
She said "Bikers for Babies" is
an event scheduled for Oct. 30 that
will invite hundreds of motorcycle
riders to register for the ride from
the St. Lucie County Fair Grounds
to the downtown Ft. Pierce area.
The ride will benefit the local area
March of Dimes with a $25 registra-
tion fee from each biker and any
additional riders to pay $9.
Once the bike ride is complete,
there will be a block party with free
food and entertainment to com-
plete the event.
Ms. Rizzo went on to tell Kiwa-
nians that the WalkAmerica pro-
to a possible agreement between
OUA and developers to finance a
"We feel Okeechobee is not
ready for this," he said.
He, too, handed the commis-
sioners stack of petitions from
Seminole Cove residents.
He refuted Mr. Conely's traffic
figures because he said they were
3 years old and were based on a
24-hour average. He said no one
travels S.W. 16th Avenue after
Several other residents strong-
ly voiced their opinions against
the proposed rezoning.
Mr. Conely produced traffic
figures from October 2002 to sup-
port his contention that traffic
would not be impacted by the
County attorney John Cassels
told commissioners there were
two questions before them: is
multi-family housing appropriate
for the areas, and do you want to
continue or encourage mobile
homes in the area?
"The legalities are met," Mr.
He said his traffic figures came
from the Department of Trans-
portation and no one else has
produced any other figures to
gram will begin its committee
meetings in September for the
March event. Registration fees will
also go to benefit healthier babies.
She also noted that .88 cents of
every dollar donated will go to ben-
efit March of Dimes programs and
In other Kiwanis Club business:
Kiwanis Club Terrific Kids pro-
grams will be back in full swing
after next week. Club members
will alternate with the presenta-
tions at various area elementary
Scott Fraser of the Real Life
Children's Ranch extended his
appreciation for donations of
school supplies and cash that will
assist the 24 children living at the
ranch to get a "great start for the
new school year."
Kiwanis Club meetings are held
every Thursday at noon at the Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W.
South Park St.
Continued From Page 1
School resource officers are
used within the school district to
make school administrators and
teachers aware of the presence of
known offenders. The sheriff noted
that 'reverse 9-1-1' is used to notify
residents of a community that a
sexual predator has registered to
live in their area.
He explained that reverse 9-1-1
is a system that will 'ring' all of the
phone numbers in a given area and
the information will either be given
to whomever answers, or the infor-
mation will be left on voice mail or
Another way that the where-
abouts of sexual predators is made
known to the public is through the
printing of photos and information
about the offender in newspapers.
He said this method heightens
Sheriff May told Chamber mem-
bers that registered sexual offend-
ers and predators under supervi-
sion are checked on quarterly by
deputies in order to keep "tabs" on
their whereabouts. He also stated
that since January there have been
two "sweeps" by the sheriff's office
of offenders'/predators' registered
Michelle Bell, who works with
tracking sex offenders at the sher-
iff's office, has spoken with new
school.bus drivers in the district to
help them learn what they should
look for in the way of suspicious
activitywhile on their routes.
"Sexual offenders and preda-
tors will position themselves where
they can be around children," she
"One of the biggest comments
made after parents receive notifica-
tion through schools or from the
sheriff's department regarding a
known sex offender living in their
area is, 'now we have to watch our
children.'" said Connie Kirk, who
also works with the sheriff's office
in tracking offenders. "It is parents'
responsibility to watch their chil-
dren. There are 67 sex offenders in
the county who are not under any
supervision and they have no
restrictions regarding any functions
that theywish to attend.
"They can be anywhere, not
just in your neighborhood. Parents
must always be mindful of where
their child is and with whom," she
Continued From Page 1
The 90 days is the mandatory
waiting time before properties can
go into foreclosure.
The board discussed case No.
05-114 which involves general
cleaning and beautification. viola-
tions at 1002 S.E. Eighth Dr., that is
owned by Anton and Mary Jensen,
now deceased. The board voted to
impose a $50 fine per day after 14
days notice. A notice had been sent
to the address, and John Hanner
signed for it.
According to code enforcement
SM material m officer Fred Sterling, Mr. Hanner is
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The violations involve a house
S. that was destroyed by the 2004 hur-
Sheriff May then told the crowd
that they also keep tabs on carnival
employees when they come to
"Every time the sheriff's depart-
ment is informed of a carnival
coming to the area, the sheriff's
office will obtain information
about those who are working with
the carnival," he said. "Of those
workers, we will find at least one
with a sex offender background
With that information, the sher-
iff urged parents to be watchful of
leaving their children to attend
such functions without supervi-
Sheriff May went on to discuss
the Jessica Lunsford Act that will
become law beginning Sept. 1. The
Jessica Lunsford Act was named
for 9-year old Jessica Lunsford who
was kidnapped, sexually assaulted
and murdered by John Couey a
registered sex offender that was liv-
ing in his sister's home near Jessi-
ca's home in Homosassa Springs.
The new law provides for any
sex offender who commits a sexu-
al assault on a child under the age
of 12 to serve a mandatory 25 years
in prison with a lifetime classifica-
tion as a sexual offender.
In reply to a question from a
Chamber member regarding
repeat offenders, Sheriff May stat-
ed: "There's one thing with the Jes-
sica Lunsford Act becoming law,
once they have committed the
crime one time, we are sure that
they will not repeat it for at the very
least, 25 years."
He went on to say with the new
law in place, registered offenders
who wish to have the sex offender
classification removed from their
name will have to wait much
longer before they go to court to
petition for its removal. Offenders
who are classified for sex crimes
after Sept. 1 will be "stuck" with
their classification for 30 years. Cur-
rently, they must wait 20 years
before petitioning to have the clas-
sification removed by the court.
Sheriff May stated that he is in
favor of a proposal of a uniform sex
offender web site from U.S. Repre-
sentative Mark Foley. The change in
the web sites would give detailed
information about the offender,
what the specific offense was and
the age of the victim.
"I believe that the public should
know what an offender has been
convicted of when they are living
ricanes and Mr. and Mrs. Hanner
are currently living in a FEMA trail-
er. The trailer will remain for an
additional 90 days.
There is additional junk around
the property, said Mr. Sterling, and
they have had since June to get it
cleaned up. While Mr. Hanner has
been throwing some things out, it
is still not in compliance, said Mr.
A neighbor, Ed Curren, said he
did not want to officially testify to
the board but wanted to share his
concerns about the property.
"To see it day after day it is a
disgrace," he said.
Mr. Worley thanked him for
within a community where there
are children present," he said.
Chamber of Commerce Execu-
tive Director Brenda O'Connor
mentioned that Sheriff May has
agreed to speak in an upcoming
public forum on sexual
offender/predator awareness to be
held at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant. The date of the forum has not
yet been determined and will be
publicized by the Chamber of
In other Chamber of Com-
This month's Chamber of
Commerce Coffee Klatch will be
held on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 8
a.m. at Regions Bank, 305 N.E.
Park Street. All Chamber members
and guests are invited to attend this
business social. Refreshments will
The American Cancer Society
will sponsor, 'Making Strides
Against Breast Cancer' which is a
5K walk to be held in Flagler Park
on Saturday, Aug. 13. Registration
begins at 8 a.m. and the walk
begins at 9 a.m. For information,
call 1(800) 224-6844.
Florida Community Health
Centers will sponsor the fifth annu-
al Health Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13,
from 8 a.m. until noon at the Amer-
ican Legion Hall, 501 S.E. Second
Street. For information, call (863)
A gun safety class will be con-
ducted by Joe Hazellief and the
Okeechobee Chamber of Com-
merce on Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. Open-
ings are still available. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-6464.
The annual Labor Day Festival
will be at Flagler Park, Sept. 3-5,
from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Chamber
of Commerce 'Hometown' barbe-
cue, arts and crafts booths, live
entertainment, Seminole Indian
crafts arid' food specialties will be
featured in the park.' Applications
are available at the Chamber office.
For information, call (863) 763-
The Labor Day parade will be
held Monday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m.
Line up begins at 9 a.m. The event
is sponsored by the Okeechobee
Cattlemen's Association, Inc.
(Editor's Note: Watch for the
Monday, Aug. 15, edition of the
Okeechobee News for a complete
listing of registered sexual offend-
ers and sexual predators in Okee-
speaking to the board.
ITwo cases were found to be in
Property belonging to Ethel
Jackson on Northwest 10th Street
was found to be in compliance as
of Aug. 5.
Property belonging to Sam
Lane on Northwest 10th Street was
also found to be in compliance, but
not because it was cleaned up. Mr.
Sterling said he learned that the
property where a disabled vehicle
has been sitting was sold to Lee
Griffin and Mr. Griffin is the one not
in compliance. A new case has
been opened for Mr. Griffin and a
notice will be sent.
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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
Department, the Florida Highway
Patrol or the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
Tonya Collins, 22, S.E. 38th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Aug. 9 by William H. Maerk from
the Department of Corrections on a
charged of violation of probation -
battery on a law enforcement offi-
cer. No bond was set.
Misael Serrano, 18, N.E. 64th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Aug. 10 by Deputy Donald Ellis on a
charge of possession of cocaine.
His bond was set at $2,500.
Frankie Rosier, 43, N.E. 15th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Aug. 10 by Deputy Jack Nash on a
felony charge of lewd and lascivi-
ous molestation, and misde-
meanor charges of exposure of sex-
ual organs, interference with child
custody and resisting arrest without
violence. His total bond was set at
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
Darice 'D' 0.
Darice 'D' 0. Mathewson, age
45, of Buckhead Ridge died
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, at
Lawnwood Regional Medical Cen-
ter. She was born Dec. 31, 1959 in
Philadelphia, Pa. She had been a
resident of Okeechobee for 18'
months. She was a graduate of the
nursing program at. Indian River
CommunitN College. Her hobbies
included reading, fishing and she
was an avid thimble collector" She
\\as a member o, the ladies of the
M oose. I
Survivors include:"her beloved
husband of 13 years, Ed Mathew-
son of Okeechobee; mother, Jean
(Roy) Jones of Conway, S.C.; father,
Henry Organ of Florida; brothers,
Bill (Donna) Organ of Baltimore,
Md., Mack and Troy Jones of Con-
Friends my call at Buxton Funer-
al Home on Saturday, Aug. 13, from
11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Hos-
pice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548,
All arrangements are under the
Law Enforcement Activity Log
Aug. 8 Narcotics investigation, N.W. 172nd Aug. 10
Burglary, S.E. 32nd Ave. Vandalism/prisoner in custody, U.S. Stolen boat recovery, Hillsborough
Assault, U.S. 441 N. 441 S. County.
Attempted suicide, N.W. 92nd Ct. Burglary, N.E. 64th Dr. Missing Juvenile, S.W. 21 st St.
Traffic accident, N.W. 23rd Lane. Burglary, N.E. Eighth Way. Burglary, U.S. 441 SE.
Larceny/theft, S.W. 18th St. Riot, U.S. 441 N. Abandoned vehicle, N.W. 59th Ave.
Lewd and lascivious acts, N.E. Sixth St. Juvenile returned home/cancelled, Fight, S.E. 57th Drive.
Aug. 9 N.W. 46th Ave. Theft, S.R. 710.
Attempt to locate, N.W. 164th Court. Disturbance/verbal, N.W. 102nd St.
Missing juvenile, N.W. 172nd Court. Lewd and lascivious acts/prisoner in Domestic, N.W. 63rd Terr.
Stolen/boat and trailer, U.S. 441 S.E. custody, N.E. 16th Ave. Trespassed, S.E. 14th Terr.
Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
First day crossing
Crossing guards at Seminole Elementary School were on hand to help monitor traffic and
direct students as they crossed from the parking lot on Wednesday, the first day of school.
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Carolyn M. Stephens
Carolyn M. Stephens, age 91
passed away at
the Peachtree .. ,
Christian Hos- .,
pice on July 30,
2005, in Duluth, "
Ga. She was
born Oct. 19,
1913, in Lyons,
Ga. to Emmett *
and Inez (Keel).
DeLoach. She Carolyn M.
*was a Christian, Stephens
reading, cooking, sewing, and car-
ing for her home and family. During
World War II she worked in a U.S.
Naval Ordnance Plant in Macon,
Ga. This was especially important
to her, as her brother Dan was a
POW She met her husband, Calvin
'Smokey' King Stephens, in
Bradenton, where they lived until
moving to Okeechobee in 1950. He
preceded her in death in 1955.
While her time with him was short,
she said these were the best years
of her life. Their wish was that their
children have opportunities they
never had, and she was very proud
that each of their children graduat-
ed from college. She worked for a
time at the Okeechobee High
School lunchroom, and she spoke
fondly of her co-workers there. She
was proud that she was able to
earn a retirement at her advanced
age. She left Okeechobee after her
home burned in March 1991, initial-
ly residing in Prescott, Ariz., and
then settling in Norcross, Ga., with
her youngest son Ron. She never
stopped missing Okeechobee and
all of her friends, and still;consid-
ered it "home".
'She was preceded in death by:
sisters, Bernice (DeLoach) Eden-
field, and Aria Mae (DeLoach)
Copeland; and -brother, Dan
Survivors include: sons, Ronald
R. Stephens of Norcross, Ga.;
Calvin K. (Kay) Stephens Jr.; grand-
daughters, Kayla and Hanna of Fer-
nandina Beach; daughter, Betty L.
(Rick Ryan) Stephens of Prescott,
Ariz.; and sister, Alene Van Duersen
of Lyons, Ga.
A private service will be held at a
later date. The family suggests that
memorials may be made to the
charity of one's choice.
Ted E. Anderson
Ted E. Anderson, age 73, of
Aug. 1, 2005 at
St. Mary's Med-
ical Center. He
was born on
April 9, 1932 to
Indianapolis, Ted E.
Ind. He was a Anderson
He was preceded in death by.:
his parents Harold and Helen
Anderson; his loving wife, Drucil-
la Ann Anderson; his son and
daughter in law, Mike and Linda
Survivors include: sons, Mark,
Marvin and Ted Anderson, Jr.;
daughters,' Marsha Bass, Myra
Anderson and Mary Smith along
with 23 grandchildren.
All arrangements were done
under the direction of Royal Palm
There will be a memorial held
in Kings Bay at a later date.
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NO SURPRISE I see in the paper that the OUA executive director has
resigned. Considering all the problems there, I don't see how this was
such a shock. I never did understand why the county let our water and
sewer system get in such a mess. They never should have gone into
this with the city. The county should have set up their own system
instead of taking on the city's problems. But that is a done deal, so now
we need a professional director.
UNMERITED ATTACKS What ever happened to being loyal to the
city that you are elected to represent and protect? The attack on the city
police chief at the last city council meeting by councilmember Lydia
Jean Williams was unmerited and inexcusable. Where does your loy-
alty lie, obviously not in the best interest of the City of Okeechobee.
TIME FOR BED How do make children that are 3 and 6 years old go
to bed when it is already 10:30 p.m. They refuse to listen, what can I do
to make them go to sleep?
LOSING MONEY Teachers, please take a good look at the proposed
teacher salary schedule that you will be voting on next Monday, Aug.
15. The only teachers who stand to gain are the ones at the very top
and those at or close to the bottom. For example, if you are starting
your 13th year, you will make a few hundred dollars more the next four
years than the old schedule provides. However, at that point you will
lose thousands of dollars with the new schedule before you reach the
top rung. As for the teachers at the top, no one will be making $52,600.
That is just there to make it look better than it is. It is not guaranteed
next year. The worst part of the schedule is that people beginning their
18th, 19th, or 20th year start to lose thousands of dollars immediately
over the old schedule. There are not enough people in this category to
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'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-
fbers 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 Saturday, Dec.
10. The bus will leave the church at 200 N.W. Third Street at 8 a.m. The
performance is at 11 a.m. The cost is $65 per person. For reservations,
call Fran at (863) 357-1713. Payment is due before Aug. 21.
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Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what
we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978
or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St' This is an open speaker meeting.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, which
is located next to the driver's license office at 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a
self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and
other intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or
psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group. For information, call
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational mate-
rials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
SChurch, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick
Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part
of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okee-
chobee County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30
a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at.(863).763-
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North,Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meet-
ing. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September.
For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interest-
ed are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to the driver's license office, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help
group that offers support and education for people who have been
diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-
affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-
School collecting cell phones
Central Elementary Student Council is collecting old/unused
cell phones to be turned into a recycling company. Proceeds
will be used to purchase new stage curtains. Cell phones may
be dropped off at Central Elementary School, 610 S.W. Fifth
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
Friday, Aug.12, at the Okeechobee County Health Department,
1728. N.W. Ninth Ave., at 9:30 a.m. Then at noon, there will be a
meeting of the Okeechobee County Advisory Council. This
meeting will also be held at the Health Department.
Back to school collections under way
Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their
annual school supplies drive for the needy children in our coun-
ty. They will be collecting items until Aug. 12. Let's work togeth-
er on this project and make sure every child of school age has
what they need to start school this year. Also, if your child needs
supplies, they can help. Proof of eligibility is required to qualify.
For information or to make a donation, call the Mission at (863)
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 sur-
vivor, contact Pattie Mullins/co chair at (863) 634-4054.
Medicare benefits topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc., is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
Aug. 13, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6
p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM on the treasure coast and in West Palm
Beach on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Paul Cotton, AARP Senior
Legislative 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
information, call (863) 763-1951.
Church hosts clothes give-away
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. 44th Ave., will
host its annual clothes give-away on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9
a.m. until noon. The event will be held in the church's fellow-
ship hall. For information, call (863) 763-4127.
Church hosts Family Fun Day
The Okeechobee community is invited to a Family Fun Day
on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the
First United Methodist Church fellowship hall at 200 N.W Sec-
ond St. Sign ups and activities for children will begin at 10:30
a.m. The show will begin promptly at 11 a.m. After the show
there will be a lunch for everyone and a few door prizes for the
children who sign up. All children will receive a helium balloon
or small gift. Reverend Mabrey, a Methodist minister and illu-
sionist, will be performing.
Churches to host singing group
The Gulf State Quartet will be singing at Fountain of Life
Church, 116 S.E. Park St., on Sunday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. They
will also be appearing that evening at the Fort Drum Communi-
ty Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., at 6 p.m. The public is invited.
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Coach Branham: 'the swagger is coming back'
By Eric Kopp
Chris Branham is excited and
he's really not trying very hard to
His excitement stems from an
attitude he has-
n't seen on the
football field in f'
see that Okee-
ger and we're Chris
wanting to hit Branham
said Branham. "We're not quite
there yet, but you can see the
swagger coming back on the
practice field. They have a little
different pride than they've had in
Branham, who is beginning
his first season as the head grid
coach at OHS, said the current-
day Brahmans are starting to
remind him of the days when he
donned the Purple and Gold.
And even though he tried to
contain himself, his excitement
over this year's squad came
through loud and clear when he
"Our defense reminds me of
when Don Bower was here and
defense was our strong point," he
WHO: OHS Brahmans
WHAT: Intrasquad football scrim-
WHEN: 7 p.m. tonight
WHERE: Brahmans Stadium
said. "From what I've seen so far,
this is one of the better defenses
we've had since 1990. We have a
lot of speed all over the place and
we hit almost everything. I'm not
saying they're going to tear up the
world, but they have a little bit of
fight in them."
And Brahman football fans
will get a chance to see that fight
at an intrasquad scrimmage at
Brahmans Stadium tonight begin-
ning at 7 p.m. There is no admis-
sion charge, and Brahman fans
will be able to pick out their gold
and reserved seats for the upcom-
Branham said the controlled
scrimmage will last until 9 p.m.
and will give him and his staff an
idea of just where the team is
before next week's outing against
"Basically, we'll be looking to
see what we need to work on," he
said. "We'll be looking for a quar-
terback, and to see what plays
we've got and what we need to
work on." -
The Brahmans head mentor
said he wants his offense to work
on the running game because he
plans on using the ground attack
to control the game, and to keep
the opponents' offense on the
"The way we became more
successful last year was concen-
trating on running the ball," he
said. "We became a better team
and we set the tempo of the
Right now, Branham said the
Brahmans are very strong at the
running back position. He said he
has five ball carriers that could
probably start, or at least be the
number two guy, at 80 percent of
the high schools in Florida.
Right now, Branham said
Kenny Spencer is the number one
tailback. But, he's getting strong
competition from Cody Storey,
LeShon Henderson, Timmy
Williams and Marc Macias. He
said Macias is also likely to see
some action as a receiver.
At the signal caller's slot the
position Branham is probably
most familiar with since that's
where he played during his years
at OHS three players are vying
for the starting job. Travis Conrad,
Virgil Barrett and Chris Cyr have
all been a starting signal caller for
the Brahmans at one time or
another in their OHS careers.
As for the offensive front, Bran-
ham has three starters returning
from last year's squad -- Rex
Irwin, James Madrigal and Ricky
Barnes. Another returned is Corey
York, who was the sixth man in
seeks new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this
club is to promote pride, respect,
spirit and unity among the O.H.S.
players and student.body, staff,
coaches, families and the busi-
Anyone interested in the foot-
ball program at O.H.S. is invited to
join. Bronze membership is $300;
silver membership is $600; gold
membership is $900; and, plat-
inum membership is $1,200.
A portion of each membership
goes to the general athletic fund,
and another portion goes into a
For information, call Brahman
head football coach Chris Bran-
ham at (863) 462-5050.
taking late sign-ups
The Pop Warner football
league will have late sign-ups
through Friday, Aug. 12, at the
soccer field across from North
Elementary School from 5 until 7
Parents must provide copies of
the child's birth certificate, their
most recent report card and a cur-
rent physical at registration. The
cost Of registration will be $75.
For information contact James
Shockley at (863) 634-3482, or
Albion Crowell at (863) 697-2576.
seats on sale
Gold seats and reserved seats
are now on sale for O.H.S. sports.
The cost of a gold seat is $100
and entitles the holder to admis-
sion to all home Brahman games
with the exception of state-spon-
sored activities such as bowl
games, jamborees or playoffs.
Reserved seats entitle the hold-
er to admission to all home Brah-
man football games. The cost of
the reserved seats is $40 per seat.
Seat selection will take place
on Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. There will be
a scrimmage game that evening
to introduce you to this year's
team and new head coach Chris
For information on where to
obtain tickets, contact Mike Rade-
baugh at (863) 462-5025.
Soccer sign ups
to begin Aug. 22
Registration for the Okeechobee
County Parks & Recreation Depart-
ment's Youth Soccer League will be
held Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.
until 5 p.m.
Sign-ups will start Monday, Aug.
22, and end Friday, Sept. 2. All sign-
ups will be held at the recreation
department office, 309 N.W. Sec-
The registration fee is $25 per
child. Parents will need to present a
copy of their child's birth certificate
a[ Ihh [lime of r hgi.Ilit.i' n. The
child's age as of Dec. 31, 2005, will
determine their age division.
Age divisions will be: 14 and
under; 12 and under; 10 and under;
8 and under; and, 6 and under.
The minimum number of par-
ticipants in each age division is 30
Games will be played locally,
and will start Oct. 1 and end
For information, call the recre-
ation department at (863) 763-
The Okeechobee Citizens
Recreation Association (OCRA)
will hold their fall football sign-
ups Aug. 13 and 20 from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. at Teen Town, 305
N.W Second St.
Parents or guardians are
required to accompany athletes.
A copy of the athlete's birth certifi-
cate will also be required at regis-
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the rotation last year and can play
every position on the line.
Also competing for playing
time on the OL will be Rafe Irwin
and Josh Britnell.
As a unit, Branham said the
offensive front will average
around 225 pounds.
When the subject of the
defense comes up, so does Bran-
ham's level of excitement.
"They all have good speed,
play aggressive, get to the ball, hit
everything and play strong as a
unit they're just playing with so
much passion," he said. "So far in
practice they have been extreme-
Branham said his defense will
use the 4-3 set and their overall
game plan is pretty simple be
quick and be aggressive.
"We tell them 'just do your job
and do it as fast as you can,'" he
Branham said defensive line-
man Rafe Irwin has had some
"shining moments" in practice
and that lineman Tommy Camp-
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"All but Josh are 4.7 or better in
the 40," said Branham, "but Josh
probably has the best instincts of
Branham went on to pay
Raulerson a very big compliment,
when he compared him to a for-
mer Brahman linebacking stand:-
"Josh reminds me of a big Ben
Wine he just hits everything,"
In the defensive backfield
Branham said Rashad Kelly, Hen-
derson and Eric Lodge have been
splitting time at the cornerback
positions, while Storey and Casey
Hoover are likely to be the starting
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He tells them of such former
OHS standouts as Harold Kidd
and Rufus McGill, and how other
squads really didn't look forward
to facing the Brahmans because
they knew they were going to get
hit hard and hit often.
"Every single day after practice
we talk about aggressiveness,"
But his post-practice talks
don't end there.
"I remember being 10 years
old and watching Harold and
Rufus and how much passion
they played with," he said. "I tell
our players to be the type of play-
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you they say they want to be just
It's not going to be easy for the
Brahmans this season and Bran-
ham isn't sure what his team's
record will be when the season
ends, but there is one thing that is
certain the pride of playing
football for Okeechobee High
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing., at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Aug. 12,
through Thursday, Aug. 18, are as
Theatre I "Wedding Chasers"
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
Theatre II1 "Bewitched" (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
Theatre III "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
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-
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary has served as the civilian,
non-military component of the
Coast Guard. Today, the 33,000
volunteer men and women of the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are
active on the waterways and
classrooms in over 2,000 cities
and towns across the nation.
Each year, Auxiliarists (folks just
like you) save almost 500 lives,
assist some 15,000 boaters in dis-
tress, conduct more the 150,000
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results
of these efforts save taxpayers
hundreds of millions of dollars
every year. For information, call
EYDC is in '
need of volunteers.
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors,. translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job,
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth choir.
Wouldn't you like to make a dif-
ference? If so, please contact Rick
Hargraves at EYDC, 7200 U.S.
Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee, Fl.
34972. (863) 763-2174, ext. 234.
The Okeechobee County Public
Library has announced a new serv-
ice for those patrons with e-mail
accounts. You can join the Chapter-
A-Day Online Book Club spon-
sored by the Friends of the Okee-
chobee County Library. All you
need to do is visit the library's web
choose the link to the Online Book
Club. Simply follow,the directions
on'the page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new book.
There is no charge for this service.
You don't even need a library card.
All you need is, an e-mail address
arid five minutes a day to sample
the wonderful world of reading
enrollment under way
SThe Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition is cur-
rently enrolling eligible children
into subsidized childcare. The pro-
gram is currently serving children
age birth to kindergarten age. Both
parents must be working or attend-
ing some type of school or training.
There is an income limit based on
family size. Call 1-(866) 273-6340
to be placed on the waiting list.
Church Food Pantry is open again.
We are located at 312 N. Parrott
Ave. in the back parking lot of the
church. Our temporary gray box is
stocked and ready for anyone
who needs food. All you need is
an I.D. The hours of operation are
Tuesday,\ Wednesday and .Thurs-
da. from 9 a.m until noon.
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Giwe Away 140
Garage.-Yard Sale 1415
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
CEDAR PEDDLE BOATS (2)
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clutter the garage. A good,
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CUR & RED NOSED PIT- 8,
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
A/C SERVE. TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
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Good pay, Benefits, 401K.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK
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or Call: 772-597-3458
$28,600'to start, for
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At Feed Mill, Computer
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must be neat, clean de-
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cleaning for large crowds.
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Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
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!
Can Debbie: Monday-Friday.
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Okeechobee, FL 34974
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings CNAs
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All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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CDL Class A & B Drivers with
clean driving record.
Apply in person
Mon. Fri. 9am-4pm
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Must be dependable &
have experience w/computers,
intemet & bookkeeping.
Starts @ $8.00 per hour.
Call (863)763-1323 to apply.
Must have references.
Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
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Apply In Person Only At
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Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
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Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available. Apply @
Walpole Feed & Supply
2595 NW 8th Street
MECHANIC Exp'd only. Good
hrly. commission rate @ Ford
Dealership. Okeechobee Motor
Co. @'3175 Hwy. 441 S.
At Feed Mill
Experience on Semi
Tractor Trailers a
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street,
Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34974
NAIL TECH & HAIR STYLIST
NEEDED: Back Hoe & Front
Loader. Need underground
utility experience. Contact
anytime after 5pm
Experienced Loader Operator
& Pipe Layer, Excellent Pay
& benefits, Must pass drug
Our Historic Inn is seeking a
Lead Cook, to add to our
growing team. Competitive
salary. Some staff in place.
Pipe Layers & Pipe Laborers
for local road construction.
(954)321-9336 fax 321-0621
EOE, M/F, DFWP
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for various positions in our
fill plant facility. Exc. health-
care benefits, matching
401K retirement & profit
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must be able to pass back-
ground check. Please apply
in person at 2534 NW 16th
Blvd., Okee. No phone calls
Needed for busy medical
office. Applicant must be
very pleasant & skilled in
computers & typing. Some
medical eip. is preferred.
Please send resumes to:
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Okeechobee, FL 34972
or Call 863-467-9400 or fax
Responsible for fixed
assets, accounts payable,
G.L. posting and
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prepaids and depreciation
required. Financial service
industry experience a plus.
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COUCH, Broyhill, Sleeper,
Floral pastel. $150 or best
COUCH w/pull out bed. Black
w/light pastels. $60.
(863)610-9192 day or
DAY BED- white metal, makes
into full size bed, $100
Dining Room Table, w/6 pad-
ded Captain's chairs, new,
whitish color, $650 neg.
(863)357-2233 Okee area.'
DR SUITE- cherry wood, 2
capts chairs, 2 side chairs,
padded seats, $300
FURNITURE Living room set,
Dining room set & Bedroom
set $1000 for all or will sep.
LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc. $40
LIVING ROOM SET, new, paid
$1,000, asking $750.
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.
TALL BOY, beautiful, oak, co-
lonial style,' great cond.,
TWIN BED- rustic wood
frame, $50. (863)634-077,9.
WATERBED- California King,
Mirror headboard. with 6
drawers, $300. or best offer
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
GOLF CART: 2001 Club Car,
Mint condition w/lights &
mirrors. Can deliver locally.
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
BROWNING BAR- Automatic
rifle 308, Wim w/2x7, wide
field scoop. $500.
GLOCK, Model 23, 3 high cap
mags, $550. (863)697-9519
REMINGTON 1100- Automatic
shot gun w/ 26" Remchoke
barrel & synthetic stock.
RIFLE- Ugoslav SKS 7.62x39
SMITH & WESSON, Model
457, 45 cal., & Sig Sauer,
Model P245, 45 cal., $1210
will sep. 863-697-9519
MASON SHOES- 2 pair, Fe-
male, Brand new, size 8 1/2
B. $50. (863)357-0125
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
1,00 + stamps valued at over
$6000. Selling for $2500
COLLECTIBLE DOLLS- 5, By
Madame Alexander, Mann,
Robin Wood. $250. or will
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
WWII METAL DETECTOR
Used to detect mines. Works,r
extendable handle. $75
DELL COMPUTER- 2yrs old,
w/printer, monitor, web
cam, Windows XP, etc;
DELL-kyboard, mouse, moni-
tor, great for school/home,
games, fast, Si able epsaflol.
150. Llama (863)843-0323
QUILTING FRAME SET, All in
1 piece. Excellent condition.
Made in Canada. $100
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
BEDROOM SET, queen size,
like new, with lamps, $600
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520)
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 5-15
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Computer. Video 580
Crafts, Supplies 585
Drapes, Linens 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
$2100. For All or will separ-
ate 863-675-6657 Leave
HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
PIANO Turn of the Century
Moving, Must Sell!! Only seri-
ous inq. Best offer will be
SINGER '1900- Commercial &
Furrier Machine $500.
BUILT IN OVEN- GE Profile,
FREEZER- 9 cu $50. or best
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $1000.
SLIDING GLASS DOOR- $150
or best offer.
TIE BEAM CLAMPS- (50)
used, asking $175 for all
TRESSES for 20x40 horse
barn w/ pack room. $250
BOY'S CLOTHES- 18mo-2T,
Large assortment, Exc cond.
$100. takes all or will separ-
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. (863:1228-0566
YORKI PO0 PUP- tiny choco-
late male, adorable, shots,
$600 cash. (863)357-0037
YORKIE- Teacup, Female, 4
Ibs, 9 mo. old, Spayed. With
HOT TUB- 4 person, Nice,
Comes w/all the goodies.
Located in Milbourne. Work
great! $350. (863)946-0296
POOL TABLE- 7', Slate, New
felt, Valley coin-op, Ball return
(missing coin mechanism)
500 firm 989-621-7589
Find it faster Sell it sooner
in the classified
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FRIDAY PRIME TIME
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BODY BY JAKE, $200 or best
FULL HOME GYM- Smith Ma-
chine weight set & bars,
never used, $300
HOME GYM Welder Pro
9940. Good shape, all
attachments $200 or best
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
DELUXE 3 WHEEL CART-
Heavy duty, Never used.
Paid $1800. Asking $950.
Deluxe Quickie G424 Motor-
ized Scooter, black & bur-
gundy, pd. $4000+, asking
HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new mat, plus air
mat with pump included
$450. neg. (863)655-3436.
MASSAGE TABLE, Used very
little, like new w/all papers.
Wheelchairs, walkers & more.
Please call for more info.
COKE MACHINE, $200.
(863)228-0127 for more in-
FOOT BATH Clairol, electric,
good condition, clean. In-
structions included $20
HAIR CLIPPERS Oster, elec-
tric, safety covers, 4 guards
& instructions. Good condi-
tion $15 (863)675-3614
Kiln & approx. 50 Southwest-
ern molds, $600 or best of-
from household goods,
stereo equip. treadmill, CD's
& more all for $2000
MUSICAL DISPLAY- Christ-
mas, Electrical, Plays music
& Skaters skate around.
24"x30" $40. 863-357-0125
SPRAYERS- 2, $200. Will
SLOT MACHINE- One arm
bandit, full size, Bally, bars
and sevens, $450 neg.
TROPHY'S- 31, Marble bas-
es, $40. or will separate.
CONN TROMBONE- W/case,
excellent condition, $350
FRENCH HORN, Good condi-
tion in case. Ideal for begin-
ner. Pd $900, Asking $300.
GUITAR, Stella Harmony,
Made in the 50's. Excellent
condition. Asking $200.
ORGAN- Freedom II, Excellent
PA SYSTEM: 4 Chan. Peavey,
Rhythm Machine, Basement
Amp (Fender), Microphones...
$500 neg. (863)357-0406
PIANO, Baldwin, upright,
TENOR SAX- Conn, with case,
AFFENPINSCER- AKC, Fe-
male, Older, To a Seniors
Home $225. (863)983-6537
AKC REG. LAB PUPPIES
8wks old, all shots $325 ea
AQUARIUMS (2) Already '
est. w/ fish, decor & all acc.,
different sizes. $175 for all
or will sep. (863)228-7230
Australian Blue & Red Heeler
Pups, 8 weeks, working par-
ents on premises, $300.
BEAGLE, Female, Approx. 3
yrs. old. No papers. Will deer
hunt a little. Asking $200 neg.
Looking to buy small breed
puppies, will purchase
whole litter. Please call
MALE CHIHUAHUA- 8wks
old, very small, 1st shots,
1st $300 takes it.
SHOW RABBITS w/ nice
cages & accessories. $150
for all or will sep.
ER- Sony, With 100 country
HITACHI TV- 50", Big screen,
About 4yrs old. Looks good.
Must pick up. Moving Must
Sell. $550 863-467-9756
Bandsaw, 14 inch central ma-
chinery woodcutting with at-
CAR DOLLY- Good condition
DOG BOX, w/diamond plate
top & tool box, $350.
ELECTRIC WELDER- Lincoln,
with long leads. $100.
GENERATOR- Makita, brand
new, never used, cost
$2000 sell for $1200
PRESSURE WASHER- North-
ern Hydraulic top of the line,
13HP Honda engine, Cat
pump, $600 (863)763-1884
PARK SIZE SLIDE & 2 SETS
MONKEY BARS, stainless,
Home, (239)910-7853 cell
ADULT VIDEOS (VHS) 10,
Random titles. All for $75. or
best offer. Call
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
CATTLE TRAILER- Goose-
neck, 24', swing gates, like
new tires, dual axle, $1700
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.
The Okeechobee News has immediate
opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.
Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:
Okeechobee Must have a dependable
car and provide excellent
service to our customers
N ews everyday.
Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.
Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
E-Z ENTRY DRIVING CART
Forrest green w/26" wheels,
72" shafts & extras $375
15 acres, with pens and stalls.
SPOTTED WALKER FILLIE
2 1A yrs old, green broke, very
WELSH PAINT- 9 yr. old.
Gelding. Great rider & great
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
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.
GARDEN TRLR & 2600 WATT
GENERATOR- and misc
tools, $650 for all
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$700. Will separate.
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
good condition, $500.
RIDING MOWERS Snapper,
30" cut, 1) 18h/p.&1) 8h/p
$550 both or will sep.
ROTO TILLER, 4 Ft. Wide, Pull
Behind 40 hp riding mower &
4 Ft. Rake. $600 for both, will
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
MALE GOAT- 9 mos old, tri
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Screened porch, boat slip,
pool, tennis. $1000 mo.
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
of the classified
FOR LEASE, Free Standing,
1700+ sq. ft. Office Building.
Great location. Very visible.
Call for details. 863-634-7728
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
OFFICE SPACE 900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
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Real Estate 20," o vPublicNotices
FIBERGLASS BOAT, 14', YAMAHA SCOOTER- runs HONDA CIVIC 1995, Good MERCURY SABLE, '94- good NoticeoAir General Permit Notification
New & Used w/45hp Chrysler motor, gal- good, $300 or best offer, condition. Runs good & motor, radiator just replaced, r_
Manufactured Homes vanized trailer, $600. (863)357 -1577. Great on gas. $1500 or best good tires, bad trans, $600 k 1AStateoft Florida
1ne t Department of Environmental Protection
Fleetwood, Jacobsen, (863)467-1037 YAMAHA YZ 01 ooks offer. (863)634-3029 neg. (863)763-6888.
YAMAHA partn E yir-rooks talhr otect'pn iesnotic oare it ar
Business PlScotbilt, Townhomes. GALAXY-18', Stripped down. and runs great, $1300 or MERC. GRAND MARQUIS- RIMS W/TIRES- 20" wheels Public Notice 5005 eeNptrmnoicae eUcontrunon cpe
Business Places Best Deals Anywhere. $50. or best offer best offer. (863)357-1577. '95, 95K Good Condition. were on truck, $2000 call for State Public to Entegra Roof Tile Corporation Okeechobee819 South Federal Highway, Suite
Sale 1005 STANTON HOMES (863)357-438 $3500. (561)996-5379 more details Le Not5500, Stuart, onda34994, fortheOkeechobeeCommerceCenter facility located
Commercial Clewiston, LaBelle, OLD3 C3E0 (91) 3 (863)673-2671. aga ice t1289 NE 9thAve. Okeechobee,Florida,34972.
Property Sale 1010 Okeechobee, Punta Gorda Jon Boat, 12' Custom made OLDS CIERA'91, illeae no a
Condos/ 1-800-330-8106 heavy gauge alum., w/9.9 4 door, Runs good TIRES & RIMS- 7", 5 LUGi,, a' i maie pceel unen ecn 1.5ianogg uani
Townhouses Sale 1015 Go Devil, low hrs., $2500. $500 neg (863)675-4602 Ford rims with tires. $100. u he Honda Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below
Fanrms Sale 1020 OKEE- Waterfront 3BR, 2BA, (863)467-9902 HONDA 185S, '83 & SUZUKI (863)634-5129 and must be filed received) in the Office of General Counsel of the Deparment,
Houses Sale 1025 Double lot, 2-Living rooms, 2- LT5, '87- run good, need PONTIAC BONNIVILLE- '88, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station # 35, Tallahassee, Florida
Hunting Property 1030 Carport's, 3-Storage sheds. JON BOAT,12', Heavy Gage, TLC,$1000 (863)357-1576 Orig owner, Loaded, Cruise WENCH, Military Style, NINETEENTH OURTFTE 32393000,telephone:850/488-9730,fax:850/487-4938.
Investment 120K 863-467-4449 Custom Builtw/9.9 hp. or (954)275-8111. control, Great shape. $2000. 10,000 lb., hydraulics, pow- OF FLORIDAIN AND Petions ie a e otdo~rthan thosp enlen~t onin tiw$ under
Property Sale 035 Go Devil trailer Low hours. (863)697-8507 er take off & more. Excellent FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY s io l r t uone
Land Sale 1040 OKEECHOBEE 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba, $2500 863-467-9902 eve. HONDA 4 WHEELER 200 in 6 CASE NO. 2005-CA-127 days o pucation of the notice or receipt of thewrittennotice, whichever oc-
Land Sale 1040 Deeded Lot 2 Car Ports FL excellent condition. Like PONTIAC FIREBIRD, '89- V6, cond. $400. (863)634-4202 curs first The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the
Lots Sale 1045 Deeded Lt, oBOAT, 14 Ft. w/trailer newt 1600 iion8801-1666 AC, runs great, $1500 MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC addressindicatedabove, at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a
n Hou Rm., Screen Rm., Shop, New JON BOAT, 14 Ft w/trailer new! $1600 863801-1666 REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that per-
Openut of State Heat & Air New Carpet, Water 9.9 Johnson, New seats, (863)697-9883. I(MERS%), son's right to request an administrative determination hearing ) under Sections
Pro rty -of State 1055 System & Furnished. 55+ Live well. Runs great. $700. YAMAHA 350, '86, blue, new T 1Plaintiff 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes, or to intervene n this proceeding
Property Sale 1055 System & Furnished. 55+ (8638013527 tires, good condition, $1000 TOYOTA COROLLA '92, 135k, DODGE DAKOTA- '95, Club and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention in a proceeding
Property nspection 0 Park. $92,500. 863-763-8567 (863)01-3527r est offer (863)673-8741 ColdA/C, new tire, Reliable, Laded Mechanically KEVIN M. BITTER, IF LIVING, AND IF initiated another party will be only at the approval of te presiding officer
Real Estate Wantet MERCURY '01,25 HP electriOc ste Well maintained. $2000. sound. Needs breaks $2500. DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, upon the tiling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida
Real Estate Wanted105 MERCURY '01, 25 HR electric (863)467-8687 sound.Needs breaks $2500. HEIRS, DEVISEES. GRANTEES, AS- Administrative Code.
Resort Property start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war- T. -T (863)467-8687 (863)610-1182 SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES Ae toon at di nta the aterat entiornat li use hr algeneral
Sale 1070 ranty. Perfect cond. $2000. VOLVO SW- '89, Runs good. FORD F 250 '01- 4x4 cold CLAS GN NTR S B u at t i a n a a de
Warehouse Space 105 (863)6971645. Fleetwood Mallard, '02, 8x33 Body good condition. $600 THROGH, UNDER OR AGAINST KE- each agency affected and each agency ile or identification number, if known;
Waterfront Property 0 Travel Trailer, w/8 ft. slide- Angela ()610-0252 .r air, 66,620 mi, $12,000. VIN M. BITTER; DEBORAH E BITTER, AF) The nmeI address, and telephone number eV tie petitioner, the name, ad-
W~aterfront Propery u Travelrie, w/ ft sld Agl (863) 2o (863)467-4228 or IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN- dress, and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall
PALM HARBOR Mobile Home out, loaded, a/c, awning, Becky 484-0031 863)634-7328 cell. KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an
3DRA, 2 outside room attachment, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be affected by the
200 1, 3BR, 2BA,2x6 COACHMAN MIRADA CLASS ha reat VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec- CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL agency determination; (c) A statement of how and when petitioner received no-
Like new. 8637637909 28' 12K, Queen b leeps 68, eor hunti ng c ape, great ors, runs great, nds re- FORD F150,99- XLT, OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN IN- ice ofthe agency action or proposed action; (d)A statement of all disputed is-
H6 W7 Z0 A-o 99,328s 12K, Queen bed, for hunting amp, $15,000 stored, $1800 or best offer auto, AC, PL/PW, $5800, TEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR sues of material fact. If there are none, the tition must so indicate; ( e) A
Hurricane Wind Zone 3 sleeps 6, Great condition or best offer. 863-673-1282 '63)675-4409 AGAINST DEBORAH F. BITTER; FOUR concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and statutes
Manufactured & RENT TO OWN $25,000 863-697-3100 (863)675-6214 after 6pm SEASONS HOME OWNERS ASSOCIA- which entille the petitioner to relief and (f) A demand for relief. A petition that
Manufactured & Pay Hereuu Hombre, '97 73k orig TION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT does not dispute the matenal facts of enment to use the air general permit
Modular Homes Buy Here Pay Here CRUISE AIR- '85, 460 with 4 A n i., spd.\ cold arc ic a/c, DefendanL shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same
Land/Home Packages Marginal Credit OK b e ll a Ru v $3mi., 5 Spd.b cold arctic a/C, information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301 ofthe Horida Ad-
CompleteDoubleSection, ClewistonStanton Homes barrel Holly carb. Runs exc. cond., $2395 or best NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE ministrativeCode.
mp on 863-983-8106 good, $6000 863-467-4890 VOLKSWAGON BEETLE 1971, offer. (863)533-0244
S 0863-983-8106 0 IVOLKSWAGONB r (863)533-0244 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Becaus oe e armiistratv. hearo process is designed to forrulate fioal
Setup &A/C. askforRobert I BM,_ $1200. Runs, needs minor Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated agencyacone ng ote pen meansthat epartmen aon
rom 45 SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST DAMAN CAMPLITE- '97 21 work. (863)763-4826 July 19, 2005, and entered in Case may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose sub-
STANTON HOMES & OLDEST DEALER A/C, Stereo, Self con- No. 2005-CA-127, of the Circuit Court stantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department
1-800-330-6623 D A/C, S te re o, Se If cn- T of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with
VOLUME PRICING tained.$5000 239-225-3282 Automobiles 4005o and for Okeechobee County, Florida, the requirements set forth above.
STANTON HOMES where MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
800-330-6266 HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull Autos Wanted 4010 REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC Medatonisnotavailableinthisproceeding.
behind. $800. Or best offer Classic Cars 4015'MERE'), is a Plaintiff and KEVIN M.
Commercial Trucks 020 FORD BRONCO,'87-full ize, BER, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE A to tis rd has th rit o se cia yiwofunderseti
OKEECHOBEE CITY a to KAP Construction multi color, runs needs .UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI- M20.o0lte Forida tatutes, ny ng anoiceooappealunderrule9.11o e
OKEECHOBEE CITY SKAMPER POP UP TRUCK Equipment 4025 work, good tires, removable READING A SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN- rules of Appellate procedure with the clerk of the Department of Environmental
2IOtS & building for sale l SKAMPER POP UP TRUCK Equipment 4025 work, good tires, removable "iORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND Protectiontin the Office of General Counsel, Mail Station 35, 3500 Common-
(863)763-3762 CAMPER- AC, awning, Heat- Foreign Cars 1030 top, $2000 (863)763-8725. NEWSPAPER... ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN wealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3000, and by filing a copy of the
er, stove, sink, s ps 3/4, Four Wheel Drive 4035 makes .ominten d INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR notice of appeal accompanied by the applicable filing fees with the appropriate
6 -3: l ,8ove, 34, Four Whel Drive 4035 FORD F150, '89, 4x4, new andl "ew Mn pero. AGAINST KEVIN M. BITTER; DEBO- district court of appeal. The notice must be filed within thirty days afterthis order
H e F$1850 neg.,(863)801-3841. Heavy Duty Trucks i mtr, new 5 spd. trans., new an w RAH F BITTER, IF LIVING, AND IF isfiledwiththeclerkoftheDepartment.
neParts6 3 e a -rs4045 mtr DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
Repairs upholstery, new brakes & are monm oKcess lul! HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS- iri i ., e f, r pabli oinspsegiotirn durincatorulagisnesa
DIXIE RANCH ACRES- Cleared Boats 3005 JePickup Trucks 4050 tires cold air, needs body SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, ,, ,I.. ., a h ay ect liays,
1 acre, with ak trees. For Campers/RVs 3010 Sport Utility 4055 work $2200. TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERPARTIES 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, Rorida,33401.
information Call Jet Skiis 3015 YAMAHA RAVE RAIDER- Tractor Trailers -1060 (863)467-7151eves THROUGH UANNDER T OR A GAINST 7678308/1OS
(863)763-1090 Marine Accessories 3020 1100cc, 112hp with trailer & Utility Trailers 4065 DEBORAH E BITTER; FOUR SEASONS
Marine Miscellaneous 3026 cover. $2500. Vans 4070 JEEP- '85, Selling parts or CHEVY BLAZER '93 Excel- HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC,;
II Motorcycles 3030 (863)467-5762 whole. $650. lent cond. Must see! $2500 UNKNOWN TENANT are the Defen-
S p s(863)697-1742 (863)763-2666 dants. I willnsell to theihighest and aQ READING A
Mobile HomesVeclesATVs 3035 F,'89- 4x4 1 udder for cash at Okeechoee NEWSPAPR SAVES
.._IIpairsHND C U N RA1owner, 114K orig miles, 302 22, 2005, the following described TIME BY HELPING YOU
HONDA CBR HURRICANE, ACURA INTEGRA 1995, V8, loaded,' factory trilr pkg, party as set forth in said Final
'90- approx 43K miles, runs Sporty car, mileage 180K, CADILLAC SEVILLE'93 $3900(863)467-7266udgment,towit: PLAN YOU TIME
ALUMINUM BOAT but needs work, $850 or cold air, well-maintained. For parts. $200 UTRACTR-6F, FOURSEASONSESTATES
Mobile Home Lots 2005 16ft long, 5ft wide. $100 best offer (863)467-1189 $2,350. (863)467-9950 (239)770-6855 JEEP CHEROKEE '90- Limited NREACT FOUR SEAUBDIVISIONS ESTATES WISEL
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Community, Events, .,
Agri-Civic center hosts horse show
The Miniature Horse Club of South Florida will be presenting their
Okeechobee show on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21, at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Both show days
begin at 10 a.m., with gates opening at 9 a.m. Tickets at the gate will be
$3 for adults, $2 for seniors and $1.50 for students. The American
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.
Legion group plans steak dinner
The Sons of the American Legion will host a steak dinner Sunday,
Aug. 21, from 3 until 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E.
Second St., for a $9 donation. The menu will consist of steak, baked
potato, salad, roll, dessert and coffee or tea. For information, call (863)
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 information
regarding services for children and their families. The guest speakers
will be Rebecca and Olga from the Social Security office. For informa-
tion, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.'
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 immediately following the coalition meeting.
Library group to discuss summer reads
The Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will meet Thurs-
day, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room, 206 S.W. 16th St. The
group will discuss favorite summer reads and also choose the books to
be read for fall. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
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Okeechobee New ,
History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St., will be closed until Aug.
31. They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m. until 3
p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9, from 11:30 a.m. until
3 p.m. It will then be open every Wednesday and Friday. Please call
ahead one day to reserve any specific equipment you may need. For
information during working hours call (863) 763-6510.. During hours
the center is closed call (863) 467-5261, or (863) 357-7711.
Openings available for gun class
Joe Hazellief and the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, 55 S.
Parrott Ave., will hold a gun safety class on Sept. 1, starting at 7 p.m.
Openings are still available. For information, call (863) 763-6464.
Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting appli-
cations for the 2005/06 school year. Children turning 3 on or before
Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at Northside
Headstart, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. For appointments call Sheryl Heater
at (863) 357-8677, or Antonia Nunez at (863) 357-2242. Headstart
opens as early as 7 a.m. Qualifying children may stay as late as 5:30
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-
Food donations help Children's Ranch
Radio station Reach FM will hold a Labor Day food collection to
benefit Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E. Until Sept. 5,
non-perishable food items can be left at: Badcock & More;
Costopoulos and Helton, CPA; Morton Agricultural Construction;
Nature's Pantry; Okeechobee Land Company; Okeechobee Mort-
gage; Pritchard and Associates and GMAC Real Estate; Rustic Ranch
Furniture; Sun Realty; and, Travel Easy RV. While you're there, reg-
ister to win one of Reach FM's Labor Day give-away prizes. The
grand, prize is a trip to Orlando and includes theme park tickets.
Many .other prizes including a gift certificate to a local store, din-
ner for two, and more -- will also be given away. Check out
www.reachfm.org for a full list of details; or, call (863) 467-8080.
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