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Vol. 96 No. 227


Monday, August 15, 2005


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In Brief
Sobriety checkpoint
to be staged Aug. 20
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, the Okee-
chobee City Police Department
and the Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting a sobriety
checkpoint in the 300 block of
S.R. 70 E. on Aug. 20.
The purpose of the check-
point is to increase public
awareness as to the severity of
the D.U.I. problem, and deter
those who operate-motor vehi-
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magic stuff
Mulch is anything that can
be put down on landscape
beds or garden sites to reduce
weeds and conserve moisture.
While we don't have any water
shortages right now, there are
more than enough weeds to go
around. I asked one of our Mas-
ter Gardeners, Dick Dutton, to
read up on it.
Well read he did, and he
came up with a great sugges-
tion for an inexpensive alterna-
tive to the plastic sheets, river
rock, or ground up cypress
trees often purchased for use as
mulch.
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Drought Index
Current: 352
Source: Florida Division
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Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

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Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Members of the Florida Community Health Center staff were waiting to greet visitors at
the health fair which was held at the American Legion Hall Post 64 on Saturday from 8
a.m. until noon. The health fair featured health care professionals and organizations
from the local area and gave information and free screenings to visitors. The local com-
munity health center staff included: (not in any particular order) Vicki Ard, Elia Suarez,
Jennifer Robbins, Bias Aguilar, Jr., Erica Lipfert, Jessica Kihn and Stella Cross who is
the nurse practitioner at the center.


Dr. Chris Robshaw and his daughter, Ariana enjoyed the festivities at the booths set up
in the American Legion Hall Post 64 for the health fair on Saturday. Dr. Robshaw is on
staff at the local community health center. The fair was sponsored by Florida Communi-
ty Health Centers and took place from 8 a.m. until noon. Ariana and her dad stopped at
the dental care booth for information on good dental health from staff which included:
Regina Crenshaw, Rachel Bartels and Dr. Melissa Kindell.


City to vote




on rezoning


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil will hold public hearings and
vote on multiple rezoning ordi-
nances at their meeting Tuesday.
On the table for a second
reading will be rezoning peti-
tions No. 05-006-R, submitted by
Haynes and Susan Williams; No.
05-007-R, submitted by William
and Catherine Fagan; and, pro-
posed Ordinance No. 906
amending Section 82-61 of the
land use document for develop-
ment in and adjacent to a desig-
nated wellhead.
The council will approve the
first reading of proposed Ordi-
nance No. 907 and set Sept. 20
as a final public hearing date on
an alley closing application, No.
76, submitted by Believer's Fel-


lowship.
Council members will
approve the first reading of pro-
posed Ordinance No. 908 and
set Sept. 20 as a final reading
date on an alley closing applica-
tion, No. 77, submitted by Ron-
nie and Ellain Lawrence.
Maureen Burroughs will
present a third quarter report for
Main Street and the council will
consider a proposed agreement
with the group.
The council will consider a
request for a 20 percent reduc-
tion in parking for the Court-
house Plaza, submitted by Loris
Asmussen.
A motion will be made to
instruct: the city attorney to draft
the appropriate ordinance
regarding Newman rezoning
See Rezoning Page 2


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
School Board faces a short agen-
da for their Tuesday night meet-
ing.
The board is scheduled to
consider amendments to the
Student Progression Plan that
were legally advertised on July
26. The amended plan deals
with attendance requirements
and states that a student in
grades nine through 12 who
have more than nine unexcused
absences will not pass.
A list of reasons for excused
absences is provided and


includes illness, a death in the
family, a religious holiday or a
major disaster.
The amendments also estab-
lish an appeal process for stu-
dents with more than nine unex-
cused absences. However, if an
appeal is not granted the student
may still pass if they have earned
a passing grade and pass a com-
prehensive semester exan im.
The board is also scheduled
to consider for advertisement an
amendment on the board policy
on appointment or employment
requirements. This proposed
amendment has to do with
See School Page 2


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Code board to hear 16 cases


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Code Enforcement Board is
scheduled to hear 16 cases dur-
ing their Tuesday evening meet-
ing. There are 10 new cases and
two old cases on the agenda.
The board will also consider
imposition of a fine in four
instances.
Ronald F. and May L. Dunne
were cited by code enforce-
ment officers for inoperable
vehicles, care of premises and
unauthorized use of land at their
N.E. 120th Street property.
Maria A. Anya was cited for
storage of buses and unlicensed
vehicles in an agriculture zoning
district on 120th Street.
Construction without a per-
mit on N.W. 39th Circle is the
charge against Rafael Ayala and


Fidelia Gallegos.
Titus A. and Betty M. Sweatt
have been charged with operat-
ing a business in residential zon-
ing on N.W. Sixth St.
Code enforcement officers
cited Richard Pettengill of trans-
porting and setting up a sin-
glewide mobile home on S.E.
94th Trail without obtaining the'
proper permits.
Crystal J. Trimble has been
cited for having inoperable vehi-
cles, trash and debris on her
N.W. 31st Avenue property.
Silas and Patricia Cook were
cited for unlicensed/inoperable
vehicles and care of premises
on their N.W. 38th Avenue prop-
erty.
The life estate of Margaret M.
Wright was cited for the derelict
condition of S.E. 26th Street
property.
Code enforcement officers


have stated that Loni D'Arton's
N.W. 28th Avenue property was
used for a commercial busi-
ness. He was also cited for
obstruction of right of way.
Roy Hudson has also been
accused of operating a business
in a residential district and
obstruction of right of way. The
property in question is located
on N.W. 27th Avenue.
The case of Eddie James
Neal and Sheila Neal was tabled
from last month. They need to
acquire necessary permits to
have work done on a N.E. 13th
Street building.
Michael Rainwater's case
was also tabled from last
month. He was cited for having
trash and debris on his S.E. 89th
Terrace property.
Peter W and Janice K. White
See Board Page 2


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Back to school kiss
Roberta Arreano gave her daughter, Eidrit, fourth grader,
a kiss on the cheek as her send-off on the first day of
school at Seminole Elementary on Wednesday. It was
also the first day for Eidrit's brother Alfredo (not pic-
tured) who was heading for a second grade classroom.


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and Bill and Susan Stegkemper
face a $25 a day fine for having a
garbage dumpster in a residential
area.
Alvin and Mitzi Clark face a fine
of up to $50 a day for having a
mobile home and barn on prop-
erty on N.W 80th Drive.
Robert Renard could be fined
$25 a day for having unlicensed
vehicles, boats and overgrowth
on his S.E. 35th Lane property.
Tersa Ledford (Lightsey) could
be fined $50 a day for having
trash, debris, and an unlicensed
vehicle on N.W. Second Street
property.


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
homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.
Foley's aide
to visit locally
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker,
aide to U.S. Representative Mark
Foley (R), 16th Congressional dis-
trict, will hold office hours on
Thursday, Aug. 25, in room 106 of
the Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N.W. Second St., from
9 until 11 a.m.
She can also be reached by
calling (863) 763-6441 during
those hours.


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Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organi-
zation, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and
women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and absti-
nence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We
are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If you
would like more information on this or set an appointment for a free
pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/GED and 4Eglish as a second language classes at these locations:
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as second language
classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and
Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reservation, Brighton, Adults
basic education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.;
Church at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, English as a second language, Tues-
day and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult
basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon;
El Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W Fifth Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday, from
6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday
from 6 until 9 p.m.; and, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
English as a second language, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.

Performance standards available
The Florida School Readiness performance standards for 3-, 4- and 5-
year-old children are available from the Okeechobee County School
Readiness Coalition by calling (863) 462-5792. Or, you may download
them directly from the web at www.schoolreadiness.org.


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Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.

Children's Services Council aids families
Okeechobee County Children's Services Council has announced
that with the donation of funds from Everglades Elementary School,
which were matched by the council, 14 families with 48 children
were helped. The families faced a great deal of destruction during the
hurricanes. Many of the children lost all of their clothing and toys
because the roofs of their homes were tom off by the heavy winds.
The council also received funds from an anonymous donor and
Seminole Elementary School donated a check that they received
from children in Minnesota. The additional monies granted several
families assistance after the original funds were depleted. Thanks to
all the assistance from the children and families of Okeechobee.
Other families who still requested assistance were referred to the
Red Cross.

School readiness programs offered
Please call (866) 273-6340 to begin the eligibility process in receiv-
ing reduced fee childcare/preschool, including school-based and
Head Start. You may also get information at this number regarding
just what early learning programs are available in Okeechobee
County. Many children are currently being enrolled in school readi-
ness programs.

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30
p.m.


Free parenting classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes 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 8 months
infants, 8 to 18 months the toddler, 18 to 36 months terrific twos, 3
year olds, and uncommon sense. Each week parents "earn" baby
bucks to purchase items for their baby at the Center's Baby Bou-
tique. Childcare is not provided. However, infants in carriers are wel-
-come. For details call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.


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Application No. 04-010-R and pres-
ent it for first reading at the Sept. 7
meeting.
willIn other business, the council
S will:
," Make a motion to begin fore-
closure proceedings as recom-
mended by the Code Enforcement
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Joe and Johnny Mae Brown and
Mrs. Brown's daughters, Gloria and
Mary Brown.
Make a motion to approve a
change order regarding the Road-
way Improvement Project.
The council will meet Tuesday
at 6 p.m. at city hall, 55 S.E. Third
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screening requirements for non-
instructional personnel who have
direct contact with students or
have access to school funds.
In other action, the board is
scheduled to:
award a contract for lawn
care for Okeechobee High School;
receive school improvement
plans for Yearling Middle School,
Osceola Middle School, New
Endeavor High School, Level 4,
Level 6 and Level 8;
consider an after care daycare
program at Everglades Elementary
School,
appoint an assistant principal
at Central Elementary School; and,
revise personnel allocations
for the 2005-06 school year.
The board will meet at 6 pm. at
the school board offices, 700 S.W.
Second Ave.


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Disaster mitigation grants sped by joint review process


ORLANDO Florida commu-
nities may get funds for disaster
preparation faster because of a
new process for reviewing appli-
cations.
The federal funds are available
as part of the disaster recovery
from last year's four hurricanes.
Many communities have applied
for money to do retrofitting
against wind damage, build
drainage projects, acquire or ele-


vate properties at risk, and take
other steps to reduce damage
from potential disasters.
More than 800 applications
have been received, a record
number for the Hazard Mitigation
Grant Program (HMGP), which is
funded by the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency Management Agency
and managed by the state of Flori-
da. Normally, the applications can


take up to two years to review and
process. Now, despite the record
number of applications in Florida,
the first grants will be approved
before.Aug. 13, one year after
Hurricane Charley made landfall.
The faster turnaround resulted
from a new joint review process
by federal and state teams.
"The standard way of doing
things before," said Larry Koslick,
recovery manager for the Florida


Division of Emergency Manage-
ment (DEM), "was to submit
applications for the HMGP to the
state. The state then had up to
one year to review and send the
application to FEMA, which then
had up to two years from the date
the president declared the disas-
ter to obligate funds for all
approved projects."
After last year's hurricanes,
however, DEM and FEMA estab-


lished joint teams, which look at
each application together. These
teams check for project eligibility,
the completeness of the applica-
tion, cost effectiveness, and engi-
neering and environmental
issues.
"We are very excited about
this new joint review," said Scott
Morris, FEMA long-term recovery
director. "It will get money to the
people for mitigation projects


much faster. Funds for five proj-
ects have already been approved
and more are on the way."
The HMGP is administered by
the state, with projects funded 75
percent by FEMA and 25 percent
'by the applicant. The mitigation
planning and application devel-
opment process begins at the
local level. The state priorities
local applications and selects
projects for funding.


Gallagher asks banks to waive fees for Holocaust survivors


TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gal-
lagher called on financial institu-
tions operating in Florida to waive
the wire-transfer fees charged to
Holocaust survivors and their
families on payments for Holo-
caust-related reparations or resti-
tution. Financial institution fees


on wire transfers vary, ranging
from $10 to $40 per transaction.
"More than 60 years have
passed since the atrocities of the
Holocaust took place," Gallagher
said. "Holocaust survivors and
their families have suffered
enough, and the restitution they
receive is a mere token of what is


truly owed to them. To charge
handling fees is an unnecessary
and unjust burden, particularly for
those who can barely make ends
meet."
To enlist support, Gallagher
has written a letter asking the
chief executive officers of finan-
cial institutions doing business in


Florida to voluntarily waive these
wire transfer or processing fees.
Gallagher said the Department of
Financial Services will actively fol-
low-up with each of the institu-
tions, and will establish a page on
its website, www.fldfs.com, that
will list those financial institutions
that have agreed to waive the


fees.
An estimated 120,000 elderly
Holocaust survivors live in the
U.S. today, with 35 to 40 percent
of survivors living in poverty. As
many as 10,000 survivors reside in
Florida. The average amount of
monthly reparations payments is
$350, and wire transfer fees are


typically charged each month.
A number of banks in New
York, Illinois and California have
already adopted a policy of waiv-
ing all wire transfer fees on Holo-
caust reparations.
Gallagher's letter was sent to
more than 500 financial institu-
tions across the state.


Community Events


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
My Aunt's House Closet
Reba Folsom (left) and volunteer, Judy Watts of My
Aunt's House Closet were on hand at the health fair on
Saturday, Aug. 13. The health fair was sponsored by
Florida Community Health Centers and was held at the
American Legion Hall Post 64 located at 501 S.E. Second
St. Ms. Folsom's organization provides clothing and
other necessary items to local foster and needy children
and families at no charge.


Glades County Round-up

Smoking cessation chance to give her a nice "send
off". All those wishing to offer
classes being offered Dr. Valiant their appreciation are
Heart to Heart will be offering invited to the Hendry-Glades
free smoking cessation classes Health Department in Clewiston
.beginning Aug. 31, at 5 p.m., at on Olympia Ave., Thursday, Aug.
the Hendry County Health 11, from 2 until 4 p.m.
Department 1140 Pratt Blvd.,
LaBelle, Florida 33975. The class GC SO accepting.
'is a seven-week course that will
i meet on Wednesdays. If you applications
1 have any questions please call The Glades County Sheriff
Lasheba at 674-4056 Ext. 128. Office is now accepting applica-
tions for a part-time position
Say goodbye (food service) Friday, Saturday
to Dr. Valiant and Sunday. Three times each
day, breakfast 5:45 a.m., lunch
Dr. Martha Valiant will be 10:45 a.m. and dinner at 5 p.m.
retiring as director of the Applicants must have a valid
Hendry/Glades Health Depart- Florida Driver's License. The
ment at the end of August. The hourly rate is $7.25. Applications
official retirement party will be may be picked up at the Glades
Aug. 20, however, a special. County Sheriff's Office, 599
reception is planned to give her Avenue J., Moore Haven, Florida
clients and well-wishers a or call (863) 946-1600,



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

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

Labor Day rodeo tickets on sale
Tickets for the Cattlemen's Association Labor Day weekend rodeo
are now on sale at Eli's Western Wear, 907 W. North Park Street. The
price of a rodeo ticket is $14. The rodeo will be held at the Cattlemen's
Arena on U.S. 441 N. on Saturday, Sept. 3; Sunday, Sept. 4; and Mon-
day, Sept. 5. A parade will be held Monday, Sept 5, at 10 a.m. in down-
town Okeechobee. The Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave., is
now accepting float registrations. For information, call Perri L.
Giafaglione at (863) 697-3113.

County plat directory offered'
The 2005 Okeechobee County Plat Directory is now for sale at the
Okeechobee Soil & Water Conservation office on U.S. 98 N. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3619, ext. 502.


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Church offers summer activities
Activities are now available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St. These activities include: a food bank that is open Monday
and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon; a martial arts class held Tuesday
through Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon from 3
until 4 p.m.; Boy Scouts meet every Monday from 6 until 8 p.m.; Immi-
gration Assistance is available on the third Thursday of every month
from 1 until 5 p.m.; and, soccer is every Tuesday and Thursday
evenings.

Gospel Lighthouse will meet
A newly-formed congregation, The Gospel Lighthouse, will meet
every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Christian 7th Day Baptist Church, 914
N.W Park St. There will be old camp meeting style of preaching, pray-
ing and singing. For information, contact Reverend Elma J. Hampton
at (863) 357-0455.

Legion sponsoring fundraiser
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary and
the Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental Control are
sponsoring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate your used or empty
laser printer cartridges and ink jets to the Post. The Post will receive a
donation from ECC. All monies received from this project will be used
to purchase supplies for the needy school children in the Okeechobee
County School system. Boxes will be made available at the following
locations: American Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave.; Chamber of Com-
merce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.; and Smith's Computer Service, S.W Park
Street. Additional collection points will be made available at a later
date. For information, call John R. Rooney at (863) 763-2950 or (863)
763-8971.


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Speak Out

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at the Okeechobee issues blog at http://newsblog.info/0904. It is a
hometown forum so visit the page as often as you would like and
share your comments (but no personal attacks or profanities, please).
You can also make a comment by calling our Speak Out 24-hour
opinion line at (863) 467-2033, fax (863) 763-5901 or sending e-mail
to okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973. Com-
ments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.


Letter to the Editor


Clearing up
Davis' remarks
I would like to correct some
misinformation that appeared in
the Okeechobee News of Aug. 10
("Congressman holds talk",
www.newszap.com/arti-
cles/2005/08/10/fl/lake_okee-
chobee/aok05.txt) concerning
U.S. Representative Jim Davis'
remarks about the Scripps
Research Institute and its Palm
Beach County division, Scripps
Florida.
Neither the Institute nor
Scripps Florida are a "bioengi-
neering firm." The Institute is an
independent, nonprofit organiza-
tion (a 501(c) 3, in the parlance
of the Internal Revenue Service)
that undertakes basic biomedical
research with the goal of improv-
ing human health.
Scripps Florida is a division of
the institute, focusing on basic
research and drug discovery
through the development and
application of cutting-edge
research technologies.
We are also an educational
institution, offering a program of
graduate studies for some 230
young scientists earning their
PhDs at both our California and
temporary Florida facilities; a
training program for more than
,700 postdoctoral fellows seeking
advanced knowledge and skills;
and, summer internship pro-
grams for high school science
teachers and students particu-
larly those underrepresented in
the sciences such as minorities
and women in both our local
communities.
The State of Florida's gener-
ous incentive, which was only
one of several factors contribut-
ing to our decision to develop an
:operation in the state, was not a


"giveaway" or "a private deal
worked out with the governor
and a handful of people." The
state's monetary incentive to
Scripps Research consisted of an
allocation of Federal economic
development funds debated and
voted upon by the Florida State
legislature, after thorough com-
mittee review, and signed into
law by the governor in full view
of the public and press.
In return, we are required by
our agreement with the state-
mandated watchdog agency, the
Scripps Florida Funding Corpora-
tion, to meet annual job creation
goals, collaborate with the state's
colleges and universities, and
work with local schools to help
to prepare the scientists of the
future.
It is our vision and expecta-
tion shared by the governor
and legislators that Scripps
Florida will contribute signifi-
cantly to the development of a
biotechnology industry in the
state, leading to more and better
jobs, a more diversified econo-
my, a better educated work force
and a healthier world.
Palm Beach County's incen-
tive package was likewise pro-
posed, debated and voted upon
by the county commission in
open hearings and meetings. The
development of our new cam-
pus, to open in late 2007, has
also undergone intense scrutiny
by local government authorities,
the public, and the news media.
We believe Scripps Florida
will benefit biomedical science,
the people of Florida and Palm
Beach County, and human
health.
Keith McKeown
Vice President,
Communications and
Public Relations
The Scripps Research Institute


Community Events

"His Stor' 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 763-5535.

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

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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Special to Okeechobee News/Betty Chandler Williamson
Looking Back ...
A native specialty is swamp cabbage, a dish that causes
many visitors to wrinkle their noses in distaste. Dressed
up and renamed hearts of palm, this delicacy graces
many a gourmet table. Locally, it is mostly cooked and
eaten as a side dish but is also delicious in salads.
Jessie Potts has cut many of these sabal palms. This
photo also appears in the 1993 book entitled "Strolling
Down Country Roads" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chan-
dler Williamson. Plans are currently under way by the
Okeechobee Historical Society to reprint the book
"Strolling Down Country Roads". Recent interest in buy-
ing a copy of the book has been increasing, and the His-
torical 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, P.O. 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.



Upcoming Events

Monday
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 viih a covered dish for lunch, followed bya business meeting.The
'dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For infor-
rmlii;:.n, call Bety Williamson al (8631 763-3850. .

Tuesday
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 Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary 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 extensive. Regis-
tration 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 interested
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) 763-6076.
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. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It
is a self-help group that offers support and education for people who have
been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-
affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic 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.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty Salon
located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public service pro-
gram to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty techniques to
diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.P. to (863)
467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For informa-
tion, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399-or610-9176.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Randy
or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are
either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other women's
issues are also addressed. One support group is held every Wednesday
at 5 p.m. at theOkeechobee County Health Department auditorium, 1728
N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The
other support group is held on every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Mis-
sionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, call Shirlean
Graham at (863) 763-2893.



Community Event

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. Net-
working 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 fly-
ers 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.


iors 50 and over. For information, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-
0351

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


OPINION


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 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
information 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.

Learning coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee coun-
ties 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 coun-
ties 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
Thursday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room, 206 S.W 16th St.
The group will discuss favorite summer reads and also choose the
books to be read for fall. For information, call Jan Fehrman at (863)
357-9980.

History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St., will be closed until
Aug. 31. They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m.
until 3 p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9, from 11:30
a.m. until 3 p.m. It 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 Headstar kis accepting
applications for the 2005/06 school year. Children turning 3 on or
before Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at
Northside Headstart, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. For appointments call
Sheryl Heater at (863) 357-8677, or Antonia Nunez at (863) 357-
2242. Headstart opens as early as 7 a.m. Qualifying children may
stay as late as 5:30 p.m.

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

Food donations help Children's Ranch
Radio station Reach FM will hold a Labor Day f6od 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, register 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, dinner 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.

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

Governor's Job Fair is Sept. 8
The Governor's Job Fair will be held Sept. 8 from noon until 4
p.m. at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando. The job fair is
being presented by the Central Florida Employment Council and
Workforce Central Florida. Admission and parking are free. The
Governor's Job Fair is expected to draw over 140 employers offer-
ing job openings in all types of Central Florida industries. To pre-
\register, go online to DFEC.org. For more information, call (407)
834-4022.

AARP Driver Safety Course
The Crime Prevention Unit of Okeechobee will be sponsoring
an AARP driver's safety course on Sept. 10 and 17 at 307 N.W. Fifth
St. from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Registration is at 8 a.m. on Sept. 10.
Tuition for the class is $10 and must be paid by check. These class-
es are four hours each day and total one eight hour class. You do
not need to be a member of AARP to attend. This class is for sen-







BUSINESS 5


The Okeechobee News, Monday, August 15, 2005


Can your business survive an active storm season?


NEWYORK- Of all businesses
that dose down following a disas-
ter, more than 25 percent never
open their doors again. While
there's no way to lower the risk of a
natural disaster like a hurricane,
there are critical measures that can
be taken to protect your compa-
ny's bottom line from nature's fury.
A disaster plan and adequate
insurance are keys to recovery, par-
ticularly with this year's active hur-
ricane season, says the Insurance
Information Institute (1.1.1) and the
Institute for Business & Home'Safe-
ty (IBHS).
Develop a disaster
recovery plan
No matter how small or large a
business, a business impact analy-
sis should be developed to identify
what an operation must do to pro-
tect itself in the face of a natural dis-
aster. Large corporations often hire
risk managers to handle this task
and some companies hire consult-
ants with expertise in disaster plan-
ning and recovery to assist them
with their plans. But small busi-
nesses can do the analysis and
planning on their own.
Your business plan should con-
sider the following:
Set up an emergency
response plan and train employees
how to carry it out. Make sure
employees know whom to notify
about the disaster and what meas-
ures to take to preserve life and
limit property losses.


Write out each step of the
plan and assign responsibilities to
employees in clear and simple lan-
guage. Practice the procedures set
out in the emergency response
plan with regular, scheduled drills.
Compile a list of important
phone numbers and addresses.
Make sure you can get in touch
with key people after the disaster.
The list should include local and
state emergency management
agencies, major clients, contrac-
tors, suppliers, realtors, financial
institutions, insurance agents and
insurance company claim repre-
sentatives.
Decide on a communications
strategy to prevent loss of cus-
tomers. Post notices outside your
premises; contact clients by
phone, e-mail or regular mail;
place a notice in local newspapers.
Consider the things you may
need initially during the emer-
gency. Do you need a back-up
source of power? Do you have a
back-up communications system?
Human Resources. Protect
employees and customers from
injury on the premises. Consider
the possible impact a disaster will
have on your employees' ability to
return to work and how customers
can return to your shop or receive
goods or services.
Physical Resources. Inspect
your business' physical plants)
and assess the impact a disaster
would have .on facilities. Make sure
your plans conform to local build-
ing code requirements.


Business Community. Even if
your business escapes a disaster,
there is still a risk that the business
could suffer significant losses due
to the inability of suppliers to deliv-
er goods or services or a reduction
in customers. Businesses should
communicate with their suppliers
and markets (especially if they are
selling to a business as a supplier)
about their disaster preparedness
and recovery plans, so that every-
one is prepared.
Protect Your Building. If you
own the structure that houses your
business, integrate disaster protec-
tion for the building as well as the
contents into your plan. Consider
the financial impact if your busi-
ness shuts down as a result of a dis-
aster. What would be the impact
for a day, a week or an entire rev-
enue period?
Keep Duplicate Records.
Back-up computerized data files
regularly and store them off-prem-
ises. Keep copies of important
records and documents in a safe
deposit box and make sure they're
up-to-date.
Identify critical business activ-
ities and the resources needed to
support them. If you cannot afford
to shut down your operations,
even temporarily, determine what
you require to run the business at
another location.
Find alternative facilities,
equipment and supplies, and
locate qualified contractors. Con-
sider a reciprocity agreement with
another business. Try to get an


advance commitment from at least
one contractor to respond to your
needs.
". 6 Protect computer systems
and data. Data storage firms offer
offsite backups of computer data
that can be updated regularly via
high-speed modem or through the
Internet.
Review your
insurance plan
Make sure you have sufficient
coverage to pay for the indirect
costs of the disaster the disrup-
tion to your business as well as
the cost of repair or rebuilding.
Most policies do not cover flood or
earthquake damage and you may
need to buy separate insurance for
these perils. Be sure you under-
stand your policy deductibles and
limits. New additions or improve-
ments should also be reflected in
your policy. This includes construc-
tion changes to a property and
adding new equipment.
For a business, the costs of a dis-
aster can extend beyond the physi-
cal damage to the premises, equip-
ment, furniture and other business
property. There's the potential loss
of income while the premises are
unusable. Your disaster recovery
should include a detailed review of
your insurance policies to ensure
there are no gaps in coverage. In
addition, your policy should
include business interruption
insurance and extra expense insur-
ance. Even if your basic policy cov-


ers expenses and loss of net busi-
ness income, it may not cover
income interruptions due to dam-
age that occurs away from your
premises, such as to your key cus-
tomer or supplier or to your utility
company. You can generally buy
this additional coverage and add it
to your existing policy.
Basic commercial
insurance needed
Building Coverage provides
coverage up to the insured value of
the building, if it is destroyed or
damaged by wind/hail, or another
covered cause of loss. This policy
does not cover damage caused by
a flood or storm surge nor does it
cover losses due to earth move-
ment, such as a landslide or earth-
quake, unless added by endorse-
ment.
Business Personal Property
provides coverage for contents and
business inventory damaged or
destroyed by wind/hail, or another
covered cause of loss.
Tenants Improvements and
Betterments provides coverage for
fixtures, alterations, installations, or
additions made as part of the build-
ing that the insured occupies but
does not own, which are acquired
and made at the insured's expense.
Additional Property Coverage
provides for items such as fences,
pools, or awnings at the insured
location. Coverage limits vary by
type of additional property. ..'
Business Income provides


Foundation announces affordable housing commitment


MIAMI Representatives from
state -nd local government, the
Miami-Dade Affordable Housing
Foundation, Inc. (MDAHF) and
CitiMortgage. Inc. have announced
the launch of a $150 million afford-
able housing program. The pro-
gram, named "Florida Keys to
Home" will be offered statewide
and provide flexible and generous
loan terms for residents of Florida.
"With housing prices in Florida
,going through the roof, this pro-
gram provides an answer to help
Florida residents realize the dream
:'of homeownership", declared
Congressman Kendrick Meek.
"CitiMortgage is a long-standing
supporter of homeownership and
financial education," said Craig Fer-
guson, National Sales Manager of
CitiMortgage's Correspondent
Lending Special Programs Divi-
sion. "Homeownership is a way'
Americans build wealth and thie
"Florida Keys to Homel' program
'will provide another avenue for
deserving families to do so."
The program is also.designed to
help drive predatory lenders out of
the market by offering better terms
with no hidden costs to homebuy-
ers. "Florida Keys to Home" is a
dynamic nonprofit-private sector
response to counter predatory
lending practices by providing an
alternative mortgage loan for lower
scoring credit and income borrow-
ers. The program enables these
borrowers to obtain a market rate
loan that is equal to the loan rate
and lerms of a higher FICO scoring,
higher income homebuyer.
"Florida Keys to Home" is a
statewide program and, as such,
will provide the same favorable
rates and terms throughout Florida


so that all residents will enjoy the
same benefits usually enjoyed only
in large cities.
"We are very excited to offer
this program throughout Florida,
especially in those areas of the state.
that are traditionally underserved",
added Ferguson.
"It is good to sed an alternative'
to the predatory lenders who take
advantage of some of the most
vulnerable people in our society..
Now those. homebuyersI truly
have a choice," observed Patricia
J. Braynon, president of MDAHFI...
"This program represents a.
breakthrough in Florida by
enabling thousands of families -
teachers, nurses and firefighters,
among many others, to buy
homes with favorable rates and
terms."
The Housing Finance Authority
of Miami-Dade County will play an
important role in the homeowner-
ship and anti-predatory lending
efforts of the "Florida Keys to
Home" program in Miami-Dade
County. "Our homebuyer educa-
tion classes and longstanding anti-
predatory lending activities are a
natural fit for 'Florida Keys to
Home'", added Braynon.
Selected program highlights:
A generous loan-to-value
ratio (up to 100 percent of the pur-
chase price) and underwriting cri-
teria (FICO scores as low as 600,
"alternative credit" criteria and
other flexible terms).
Favorable market interest rate
loans, priced daily.
Permits up to 7 percent of the
sales price to be in the form of a
second loan borrowed to finance
all or a portion of the required
down payment, closing and pre-


paid costs.
The rate for the second loan is
currently priced at 7 percent (sub-
ject to change).
Comprehensive homebuyer
education courses.
As -little as $500 qualifies a
borrower to obtain a loan (subject
to loan underwriting approval).
This commitment supplements
Citi's Opportunities Within Neigh-
borhoods program, which aims to
increase homeownership substan-
tially throughout the country under
a $200 billion commitment to
affordable housing through the
end of the decade.
Interested borrowers can con-
tact (866) 531-5308 for more infor-
mation on the program.
CitiMortgage, a member of Citi-.'
group, specializes in the nation-
wide lending of residential mort-*
gages through Retail, Wholesale,
and Correspondent loan origina-
tion channels. Headquartered in St.
Louis, CitiMortgage and its affiliates
are in the top tier of mortgage origi-
nators and services nationwide.
Additional information may be
found at www.citimortgage.com.
Citigroup's Global Consumer
Group addresses the full spectrum
of customers' financial needs
through credit cards, retail banking
and consumer finance. These busi-
nesses, which consistently gener-
ate more than 50 percent of Citi-
group's total profits, serve more
than 200 million customer
accounts in over 50 countries
around the world. The GCG is
committed to providing quality


products and services to our cus-
tomers though a variety of innova-
tive channels that are convenient
for our customers' financial needs.
The Global Consumer Group
employs nearly 200,000 employees
doing business under major brand
'names that include Citibank, Citi-
Cards, CitiBusiness, CifFinancial,


CiliMortgage, Primerica, the Stu-
dent Loan Corporation, Women &
Co. and Diners Club. Additional
information may be found at
www.citigroup.com.
The Miami-Dade Affordable
Housing Foundation; Inc., a 501 (c)
3 not-for-profit organization, was
created to increase the ability of


low- and moderate-income fami-
lies to attain home ownership by
providing affordable mortgage
financing, support community and
economic development in the area
of housing, and lessen the impact
of the demand for affordable hous-
ing on local governmental
resources.


Visiting Nurses Association
Members of the local Visiting Nurses Association were in attendance at the health fair on
Saturday, Aug. 13, sponsored by Florida Community Health Centers. Registered Nurse,
Cheryl Shahan (left) and clinical team supervisor, Debbi Gibbens gave out Information
and free health screenings to visitors who stopped at their booth.


Business Briefs


Store gives discount
to shoppers under 50!
In a move that gives conven-
tional retail practice a new twist,
Beall's Outlet Stores announced
today an ongoing program offer-
ing discounts to Florida cus-
tomers who have not reached the
age of 50. The Friday Club is open
to all customers 49 and younger
who have until now been ineligi-
ble for the many seniors discount
programs. Each Friday, every club
member will be entitled to 15 per-
cent off all purchases, including
both regular priced and clearance
merchandise. Membership cards
arefree, and will be honored in all
-462 Florida Beall's Outlet, Beall's
Home Outlet, and Beall's Kids
Outlet stores. .
The Friday Club is modeled on
Beall's Monday Club a long estab-
lished senior shopping program


that entitles customers aged 50
and over to discounts on purchas-
es every Monday.

Governor's Job Fair
scheduled for Sept. 8
The Governor's Job Fair will be
held Sept. 8 from noon until 4
p.m., at the Central Florida Fair-
grounds in Orlando.
The job fair is being presented
by the Central Florida Employ-
ment Council and Workforce
Central Florida. Admission and
parking are free.
The Governor's Job Fair is
expected to draw over 140
employers offering job openings
in all types of Central Florida
industries.
To pre-register, go online to-
DFEC.org.
For more information, call
(407) 8344022.


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coverage for lost revenue and nor-
mal operating expenses if the place
of business becomes uninhabit-
able after a loss during the time.
repairs are being made.
Extra Expense provides cov-
erage for the extra expenses
incurred, such as temporary relo-
cation or lease of business equip-
ment, to avoid or minimize the sus-
pension of operations during the
time that repairs are being com-
pleted to the normal place of busi-
ness.
Ordinance or Law provides
coverage to rebuild or repair the
building in compliance with the
most recent local building codes.
Most business owners are com-
placent about natural disasters
until it affects their business. It's
only when the owner has gone
through a disaster that a disaster
plan, including purchasing the
proper insurance, is usually consid-
ered
Business owners who need
additional information regarding
insurance or disaster preparedness
can access the I.I.I. Web site at:
http://www.iii.org. You can also
download a copy of Open for Busi-
ness: A Disaster Planning Toolkit
for the Small. Business Owner at
http://www.ibhs.org/business_pro
tection/ or the Small Business
Administration 'at:
http://www.sba.gov.







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Okeechobee Coutty Registered Sexual Offenders/Predators


'S xu Ud- er ULUK "


Editoris Note:
The following are registered sexual offenders and sexual predators in Okeechobee County. The purpose of pub-
lishing this information is not to embarrass these individuals or to create fear. This information is published in the6
interest of public safety. For more information, go to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) web site'
at: www.fdle.state.fl.us/sexualpredators/; or, call the Okeechobee County Sheriffis Office at (863) 763-3117.
Whether a convicted person is designated an offender or a predator is determined by the court. This list was cur-
rent as of Aug. 5, 2005. The list changes frequently.
F '.,' 7 =7-


Hebert C. Martin Roy A. Roberts
2338 S.E. 38th Trail 4165 S.E. 74th Way, #8


Delbert E. Albritton
Absconder


Juan Alcazar
1134 N.E. 60th Avenue


Billy Ray Anderson, Sr.
16741 N.W. 214th Circle


John E. Gattie
4701 U.S. 441 S.E., Lot 13


Barbara Geddie
1301 N.E. 15th Avenue


Jerry Lee Goggans, Jr.
6070 U.S. 441 S.E.







Rey Gomez
6849 N.W. 30th Street


Emilio Aranda
2828 N.W. 46th Ave., #63


Linwood A. Baker
Okeechobee County Jail


Earl Hart
Okeechobee County Jail


Daniel Johnson
Okeechobee County Jail_


Orville Junior Johnson
6500 U.S. 441 S.E., #33


Christopher M. Joles
2194 S.E. 25th Drive


Donald Jones
4821 N.W. 27th Street


Charles Kelley
4335 U.S. 441 S.E.


John May
180 S.W. 21st Ave.nue







Beau Mitchell
9010 S.E. 66th Drive








Hilario Morerto
Absconder -.Warrant


* Maximino Moreno
Absconder Warrant







Robert E. Oliver
7380 N.W. 87th Court


Pitman Jason Sampson
1604 S.W. Third Avenue







Raymond Self
3897 N.W. 21st Avenue


Lawrence Sikes
7355 N.E. Seventh Street


Michael Smith
7750 N.E. 37th Street


Kenneth Sprigle
2902 S.E. 19th Court


Robert Betit
1335 N.E. 342nd Trail


Thomas D. Henderson
12911 N.W. 160th Street


Billy Richard Kloosterman
1200 S.E. Fourth Street. "


Gerardo Pastor
"6454 U.S.. 441 S.E.


Ismael Tijernia
8450 S.E. 57th Drive


David Brown
Federal Custody


Tony Brown
Okeechobee County Jail


Charles H. Bryant
2025 S.E. 35th Lane







Jerry Carney
3934 S.E. 29th Court


Monico Hernandez
608 S.E. 10th Avenue


Billy Herrin
' Okeechobee County Jail


Terry Leo Fisher
; Okeechobee County Jail


, Hobert Moore Lee
14777 U.S. 441 North


Joseph Mack Lee
17946 N. U.S. 441'


Ricky Allen Hight .Antonio G. Lopez
1500 N.E. 42nd Terrace Unknown Absconded


Dennis Christy
201 S. Parrott Avenue


Cory Clark .
40301 N.W. 23rd Way


John Cline
Okeechobee County Jail


Valenti Penedaromero
S 5885 N.E. Eighth Way








Rigoberto Perez
S. bsconder Warrant


Richard A. Perry
10430 SR. 78 West, #122A







Mark J. Phillips
4055 S.E. 24th Road, Lot 66







Frank Piatek
4055 S.E. 24th Road, Lot 66








SPatrick Powers
37100 U.S. 441 North







: .--* John Pugh[
I5 4385 S.E. 50th Avenue, Lot 26
-. _*" vrt *


John Todd
207 N.E. Fifth Street








Richard C. Tucker
18420 NW. 278th Street


Deloan L. Tyndall
7369 N.W. 30th Street


Christopher Waldridge
8319 S.E. 60th Drive







Fred T. Warren
37100 U.S. 441 North


Ozzie Washington
1411 N.E. 15th Street


iRegistered Sexual
'Offende dators
ConftWed
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The Okeechobee News, Monday, August 15, 2005


Crist announces child safety booklet Community Events


WAVENTURA -- Attorney Gener-
al C(harlie Crist joined with Florida
M ilin All-Star Outfielder Miguel
('abrera and Macy's Florida Vice-
Chlairman David Scheiner to
lease a comprehensive parent's
guide for protecting children from
pi'lators. The Attorney General
,and Macy's teamed up to create
hie booklet with the assistance of
ihe National Center for Missing and
exploited Children (NCMEC).
The guide, officially titled
1 i ', .*1:. to Protect Florida's Chil-
dron, A Parent's Guide to Online
Safety, Child Abduction and Run-
away Issues" was provided
thuuugh Macy's generous support.
Macy's has further committed to
continue to work with Attorney
General Crist on promoting child
safety by making SafeSteps avail-
able in all of its stores throughout
Florida. The booklet will also be
available online at the'Attorney


General's website at myfloridale-
gal.com.
SafeSteps covers a number of
important issues including tips on
children and computer use, a glos-
sary of terms used by children on
the Internet, and recommenda-
tions for keeping children safe
from different types of threats.
-"Nothing is more important
than protecting our children," said
Crist. "Florida is honored that an
outstanding corporate citizen such
as Macy's and a role model such as
Miguel Cabrera have lent their
prestige and joined us in such an
important cause. They are out-
standing partners." "
"Our children are Florida's most
precious resource and everyone
associated with Macy's wants to do
his and her part as an advocate to
ensure their safety," said David
Scheiner, Vice Chairman Director
of Stores for Macy's Florida. "We


are proud to add our name and our
resources to those of Attorney Gen-
eral Crist and Miguel Cabrera as we
work together to achieve such an
important and worthwhile goal."
Miguel Cabrera has demon-
strated a commitment to giving
back to the community and state
where he has become so success-
ful. This includes highlighting the
need to keep Florida's children safe
from predators.
"If I can help prevent even one
child from being harmed, then it
will feel better than any play I can
make on the baseball field," said
Cabrera. "I know that some of the
kids look up to me and I want to set
a good example for them. Hopeful-
ly, by participating in raising the
awareness of these safety issues,
they will pay closer attention."
The SafeSteps booklet is anoth-
er tool provided by Attorney Gener-
al Crist in his ongoing effort to pro-


mote child safety, particularly in
lieu of the horrific crimes which
have been perpetrated on Florida's
most vulnerable over the recent
past Throughout the past year the
Attorney General's office worked
closely with Florida's largest school
districts to put on more than two
dozen "Escape Schools", a pro-
gram geared to educate children
about protecting themselves from
predators.
Attorney General Crist is also
continuing efforts to pass Anti-Mur-
der legislation that would reincar-
cerate violent offenders who vio-
late their probation.
The design of the SafeSteps
booklet was undertaken by the
Attorney General's Office in con-
junction with Ron Sachs Com-
munications of Tallahassee. It is
available online at:
http://www.myfloridalegal.com/
ChildSafety.pdf


Zero percent loans assist military families


JACKSONVILLE Attorney
General Charlie Crist joined with
several military organizations and
advocates to spotlight the availabil-
ity of an alternative to costly finan-
cial arrangements known as pay-
day loans.
Joining the Attorney General at
the Jacksonville Naval Air Station
was Ronald Duchin, Executive
Director of the Concerned Veterans
Communications Coalition; Cap-
tain Dave Feraldo, Director of the
Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society;
Assistant Professor of Law Christo-
pher Peterson of the University of
Florida along with other military
advocates.
The Attorney General and those
in attendance announced that the
Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society
and their counterparts serving the
other branches are providing,zero
percent interest loans to assist ser-
vicemen and women in their
efforts to get out of debt. Zero per-
cent loans are available for those
seeking to repay high interest pay-


day loans as well as assisting those
with emergency financial needs.
Each week, servicemen and
women and their families trying
to make ends meet are targeted
for loans with exorbitant fees mak-
ing it difficult, and sometimes
impossible, to get out of debt.
These loans, carrying actual inter-
est rates of at least 100 percent
according to the Navy/Marine
Relief Society, keep military mem-
bers literally living from paycheck
to paycheck.
The practice of payday loans
centers on. advancing a serviceman
or woman a portion or all of the
amount of their upcoming salary.
These loans normally require
repayment at high rates within a
short period of time. It is often
impossible to repay the loan within
a few days because most military
installations pay on a monthly
basis. Despite this, the interest con-
tinues to effectively increase and
the serviceman or woman is fur-
ther behind by the next payday


than they were prior to obtaining
the loan.
Dependance on these types of
loans has become a sufficient
enough concern to prompt the
U.S. Department of Defense to
determine that the astronomical
rates charged by some have an
impact on "military readiness."
The debt resulting from these loans
places a service member at risk of
losing their security clearance, or
worst case, being discharged from
the military.
"Zero interest loans are a god-
send and a financial lifeline for mili-
tary families," said Crist. "Thankful-
ly there are organizations who care
about the well-being of those who
give so much to our country."
Attorney General Crist urged the
Florida Legislature- to take a close
look at the statutes to ensure that
the men and women in uniform
are being protected. Current Flori-
da law allows an effective annual
percentage rate of 390 percent.
Some states have no statutory lim-


Special to Okeechobee News/MaryAnn Morris
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Okeechobee County Registered


Sexual Offenders/Predators


__ Sexual Offender S







Rick L. Weaver Phillip Whyte Constance Woodruff
5313 N.E. 224th Street 1803 S. Parrott Ave., Apt. D204 15950 N.W. 266th Street







Alvin Douglas Westberry Godfrey Wingfield Bobby Ray Yates
10281 N.E. Second Terrace 3239 S.W. 23rd Street. Okeechobee County Jail








John David White David Franklin Wolfe James Kenneth Yates
3079 N.E. 11th Lane 1255 N.W. 368th Drive 17925 N.W. 33rd Terrace



-L. Se.xual.dia l' ":' -


Steven Nelson Curl
5400 U.S. 441 S.E.


Charles Diaz
18725 N.W. 264th Street


Ronald B. McGurn
28250 N.E. 69th Terrace


Jerry Richardson
37100 U.S.. 441 North


Stevan Epiafnio Suarez
224 S.E. 14th Avenue


Michael Waldron
.1691 S.W. 11th Street


its on payday loans.
On June 30, the Attorney Gener-
al issued a consumer alert to mili-
tary families advising them to avoid
"predatory lenders" and offered
tips on how to avoid becoming
involved with them. The alert also
revealed another option for mili-
tary families the Servicemem-
bers Civil Relief Act which enti-
tles personnel on active duty to
more favorable loan repayment
requirements.
However, these protections are
available only for loans received by
personnel prior to the time they are
called to active duty. This
announcement of zero percent
interest loans further expands cov-
erage to more members of the mil-
itary.
The June 30 alert also stated
that certain payday loan providers
were under investigation for possi-
ble illegal activity. The investigation
is ongoing.
This alert, as well as all Attor-
ney General Consumer alerts, can
be viewed at: http://myfloridale-
gal.com/NewsBrie.nsf/OnlineAl-
erts


Bake sale funds youth facility
The Okeechobee Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St.,
will hold a bake sale that includes and encourages county-wide par-
ticipation in ordering cakes, fudge, puddings, etc. Proceeds from the
sale will help finance the beginning of a new youth facility. Order
forms have been placed at different businesses so that the church can
fill the orders. For information, call (863) 763-7227 or (863) 763-4654.
Orders will be taken until the end of September.
Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale sponsored
by Xi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is scheduled
for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Proceeds from
this fundraiser are used throughout the year for community projects.
Past proceeds have been used to purchase canned goods and blan-
kets for the Sun Room, Avon Park Church Service Center, scholar-
ships and donations to the juvenile diabetes fund. Vendor applica-
tions are now being accepted. Contact Linda Dalke, 1608 Booth Drive,
in Sebring; or, call Lynn Cloud at (863) 382-4487 or (863) 381-5680.
Civil Air Patrol Is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol
unit in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being
recruited. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior
members are needed to administer the unit and provide supervision
for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are
emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.
Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish these
missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior member,
contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Cen-
ter, (863) 763-3212.
Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their playground that
was damaged during the hurricanes. For more information, call Grace
Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.

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

Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a few
fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Governor
Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or four
years. The council meets monthly to discuss programs and needs of
the children in the community. Once a year, agencies request funds
through a grant process. Each council member "adopts" an agency or
two as their own and monitors the programs' services that they pro-
vide to our children. Those interested in completing an application
should contact Cathleen Blair, executive director at (863) 462-4000,
ext. 255.


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8 The Okeechobee News, Monday, August 15, 2005


Birding festival set for January


Dr. Jerome Jackson, one of
the world experts on the Ivory-
Billed Woodpecker, will be the
keynote speaker at the Big "0"
Birding Festival, Saturday, Jan.
28, 2006, at 7 p.m., at the
Riverview Restaurant at the
Glades Resort, formerly Hendry
Isles, on SR 80 near LaBelle.
Long believed to be extinct,
the confirmed sighting of an
Ivory-Billed Woodpecker in
Arkansas in April, the first in 60
years, is considered one of the
big ornithological discoveries of
this century, according to
Audubon Florida Lake Okee-
chobee director Dr. Paul Gray."
Jerry is on the "recovery" team
and his address, "In Search of
the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker,"
should be a big draw," Dr. Gray
said. Dr. Jackson served as Team
Leader for the ,Endangered
Species Recovery Team for the
Red-Cockaded Woodpecker for
eight years and has served on
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice's South Florida Ecosystems
Recovery Team. Asked to serve
on the Endangered Species
Recovery Team for the Ivory-
Billed Woodpecker, for the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service in 1985,
he conducted the last systematic
search for the bird during that
period, and in 1988led an expe-
dition for the National Geo-
graphic Society into the moun-
tains of eastern Cuba in search
of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker.
His book "In Search of the Ivory-
Billed Woodpecker" was pub-
lished by Smithsonian Institution
Press in August 2004, describing
his search for the bird. Dr. Jack-
son is a Professor of Biology in
the Environmental Studies Pro-
gram and former Whitaker Emi-
nent Scholar in Science at Flori-
da Gulf Coast University. Dr.
Jackson's professional expertise
focuses on endangered species
and invasive species of forest
and coastal ecosystems with
emphases on species biogeogra-
phy and community interac-
tions. He is author/editor of 18
books, about 400 articles written
for scientific and popular audi-
ences. He has served as editor of
Wilson Bulletin, Journal of Field
Ornithology, North American
Bird Bander, Inland Bird Band-
ing, Mississippi Kite, regional
editor of American Birds, and
consulting editor of Birder's
World. He has also served as
President or Director of several
professional organizations,
including the Wilson Ornitho-
logical Society, the Association
of Field Ornithologists, and the
North American Banding Coun-
cil. Currently a member of the
Invasive Species Advisory Com-
mittee and Editor of Florida Field
Naturalist and the Journal of
Caribbean Ornithology, Dr. Jack-
son has been active in environ-
mental education, having taught
biodiversity concepts at the third
and fifth grade levels and con-
tributed to Public Television pro-
grams, including Canadian


Mulch is magic


stuff for garden t


Special to INI
Dr. Jerome Jackson, one of the world experts on the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, will be the
keynote speaker at the Big "0" Birding Festival Keynote dinner, slated for Saturday, Jan. 28,
2006, at 7 p.m., at the Riverview Restaurant at the Glades Resort, formerly Hendry Isles, on
SR 80 near LaBelle. Asked to serve on the Endangered Species Recovery Team for the Ivory-
Billed Woodpecker, for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1985, his book "In Search of the
Ivory-Billed Woodpecker" was published by Smithsonian Institution Press in August 2004.


Broadcasting's "Prairie Scape-
goats," Public Broadcasting's
"Scientific American Frontiers,"
and Marty Stouffer's "At the
Crossroads the Story of Amer-
ica's Endangered Species." He
was co-host of a weekly nature-
oriented feature called "South-
ern Outdoors" on CBS-TV in Mis-
sissippi for 13 years, and now
does a daily public radio feature
in southwest Florida called
"With the Wild Things." In 1995,
he served as a short-term techni-
cal advisor to U.S.A.I.D., lectur-
ing at 11 universities in Indone-
sia on modern concepts of
biodiversity. For the past several
summers he has taught Tropical
Ecology to North American mid-
dle school classes in the Peru-
vian Amazon. A Fellow of the
American Association for the
Advancement of Science, the
American Ornithologists' Union,
and the Explorer's Club, Dr.
Jackson and his wife Bette (also
a biologist and professor at Flori-
da Gulf Coast University) and
their two sons live in Naples.
Also on the joint Glades, Hendry
County festival schedule, Julie
Brashears Wraithmell, Coordina-
tor, Wildlife Viewing Section,
Office of Recreation Services for
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission, will
give a presentation on the fifth
and final section of the Great
Florida Birding Trail, the South
Florida section which will be
opening next February. The
southern trail includes Glades,
Highlands and .Okeechobee
counties. Also new this year,
Doris Greene, Glades County's
new resident "master gardener"
will give a presentation on "Gar-


dening for Birds."
The Glades County agricultur-
al extension office is assisting
with organizing a "Kids are for
the Birds," event for children in
Tom Perry Memorial Park in the
Moore Haven's historic riverfront
district. .Even as scheduling new
tours continues, several popular
tours, including last year's Barn
Owl Tour, sponsored by the
Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce, the ever popular "Owl
Hoot," and others remain on the
schedule, along with the Arts
and Crafts show and lectures at
the Doyle Conner Building in
Moore Haven. According to
Glades County Economic Devel-
opment Council Executive Direc-
tor Tracy Whirls, since its incep-
tion, the Big "0" Birding Festival
has been intended to attract visi-
tors to Hendry and Glades Coun-
ties, to promote nature-based
tourism around the "Big 0."
"Toward that end, we will be
upgrading our website, produc-
ing a new brochure to be printed
in October, promoting the event
at similar festivals around the
state this fall, and targeting bird-
ing publications," MsT Whirls
said. "We hope to make this
year's festival bigger and better
than ever." In its fifth year, the
Big "0" Birding Festival is hosted
by the Glades County Economic
Development Council and spon-
sored by United States Sugar
Corporation, Sprint, The Clewis-
ton Chamber of Commerce,
Hendry County Tourism Devel-
opment Council, Audubon of
Florida, U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers Jacksonville District, the
City of Moore Haven, Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, and the South


Special to INI
The recent confirmed sight-
ing of an Ivory-Billed Wood-
pecker on the Cache River in
Arkansas April 28, 2005, is
the first verified sighting in
60 years of a species once
thought to be extinct. Dr.
Jerome Jackson, author of
"The Search for the Ivory-
Billed Woodpecker," is a
member of the recovery team
dispatched by the Audubon
Society to monitor the bird.
As shown in the book jacket
above, the Ivory-Billed Wood-
pecker resembles the locally
common Pileated woodpeck-
er but is three inches taller.
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict. For more information on
the, Big "0" Birding Festival
please contact Ms. Whirls at
(863) 946-0300 or email
twhirls@gladescountyedc.com.


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Mulch is anything that can
be put down on landscape
beds or garden sites to reduce
weeds and conserve moisture.
While we don't have any
water shortages right now,
there are more than enough
weeds to go around. I asked
one of our Master Gardeners,
Dick Dutton, to read up on it.
Well read he did, and he
came up with a great sugges-
tion for an inexpensive alter-
native to the plastic sheets,
river rock, or ground up
cypress trees often purchased
for use as mulch. And accord-
ing to his sources at Prairie
Yard and Garden, answer is in
your hands right now old
newspapers can work well as
mulch the subject of this
week's Extension column,
written by Master Gardener
Dick Dutton.
Mulching is one of the sim-
plest and most beneficial prac-
tices you can use in the gar-
den. Mulch is simply a
protective layer of a material
that is spread on top of the
soil. Mulches can either be
organic-such as grass clip-
pings, straw, bark chips, and
similar materials-or inorgan-
ic-such as stones, brick
chips, and plastic. Both organ-
ic and inorganic mulches have
numerous benefits:
protects the soil from
erosion;
reduces compaction
from the impact of heavy
rains;
conserves moisture,
reducing the need for frequent
watering;
maintains a more even
soil temperature;
prevents weed growth;,
and,
provides a "finished"
look to the garden.
Newspaper mulch can be
used as a replacement for
plastic polyester mulch cloth
that is often used a weed barri-
er between the soil and mulch
material. Decorative and func-
tional mulch can be placed on
top of the newspapers.
The process of newspaper
mulching is fairly easy to do.,
Use only the recyclable por-
tions of the newspaper and
avoid using any of the' shiny
paper sections. This is
because some of the color
dyes may be harmful to bene-
ficial bacteria and fungi in the
soil if composted and used.
Before using newsprint as
mulch, soak the newspapers
in water this helps them
stay in place and lay them
flat on the ground, overlap-
ping the edges approximately
3 inches. Use a layer at least 5-
10 pages thick of paper in


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order to prevent anlly light
reaching the plants. For pi. Inc
ularly tough weed pioleir'-m
or more woody vegetation you
may need as many as :1 l!Iv
ers.
For a finished look, and lo
hold the paper in place. (:,c',:i
the wet newspapers \vith ai 2
inches layer of conventional
mulch material. If you are
using leaves, as mulch, pult
10 inches over tie nrev.ws!1,-
pers. The covering material
may need to be watered (!d ni
after application to liob ii
place.
Using the nvwspiaper
mulch method, and very litk'l
effort, your garden area will be
ready for planting that new
flower bed or vegetable gar-
den this coming fall.
Next Thursday, Aug. 2,. I
will be hosting a workshop,
Pond Appeal, for persons who
want to the give their pond
some help. This free work-
shop will be held at our Exten-
sion Office from I until 3 p.m.
Pre-registration is required
just call or e-mail our office to
reserve a seat for you and any-
one else who wants to learn
about the finer points of
aquatic weed management.
aquascaping, and things -,o',i
can do to make the most out
of your pond.
Plans are getting underway
for our next Master Gardener
training class. Master Garden-
ers are Extension volunteers
that want to help people cie-
ate a Florida Friendly Land-
scape. We are looking for folks
that like to help people, bhi
you don't need to know a
whole lot about plants --
that's what our trainees will be
learning about during this 10
week course.
Our next class will start on
Sept. 7, and run for ten con.
secutive Wednesdays, until
Nov. 9. Please call our office
for a copy of our "Sprouting
Kit" if you are interested or
want to recommend someone
who has a willing green
thumb.
I've placed more informa-
tion on our Okeechobee wei,
page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu.
If you need additional informa-
tion on mulches, please e-mail
us at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu
or call us at (863) 763-6469.
Local residents can stop by oi i
office at 458 U.S. 98 N. in Okee
chobee, and visit our Oke(r
chobee County Master (arden
ers from 1 until 5 p.m. 01
Tuesday afternoons.


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Sports Briefs


Soccer sign ups
to begin Aug. 22
Registration for the Okee-
chobee County Parks & Recreation
Department'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-
ond St.
The registration fee is $25 per


child. Parents will need to present a
copy of their child's birth certificate
at the time of registration. 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
players.
Games will be played locally,
and will start Oct. 1 and end before
Christmas.


For information, call the recre-
ation department at (863) 763-
6950.

Touchdown Club
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 business commu-


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
scholarship trust.
For information, call Brahman
head football coach Chris Bran-
ham at (863) 462-5050.


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10 The Okeechobee News, Monday, August 15, 2005


At the Movies

The following movies are now .
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Aug. 12,'
through Thursday, Aug. 18, are as
follows:
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 9:10
p.m.
Theatre II "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 p.m.
Theatre Ill "Dukes of Hazzard"
(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.
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 are any
questions, please contact Betsy .
Grinslade, the county 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 confiden-. -
tial pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for a free ultrasound,.
parenting classes, and abstinence 4 d
education. Operating hours are -n
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues- 0
days and Thursdays. We are locat- W
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across 4
from the movie theatre. For infor-
mation 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. ParrottAve. Topics include
discipline a family affair, birth to
eight months infants, eight to
eighteen months the toddler, 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 provided, howev-
er infants in carriers are welcome.
For details call (863) 763-8859 or
(863) 697-6320.

American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
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-
chobee County; meet income
guidelines; and be working, or
going to school or a combination
of both for at least 20 hours per
week. For information, call (866)
273-6340.


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2 PERSON PEDDLE BOATS
(2) Found floating in Taylors
reek, call to identify
(863)357-1694.
COCKER SPANIEL- Young,
Found near 98 on Mitchell
Rd. Call to identify.
I (863)467-5469

SULLS (2) one black, one dark
rown. Approx lyr old. Last
-seen vic. of Otter Creek. Son
issesdearly(863)467-1578


ALUMINUM TRUCK TOPPER
cod for scrap aluminum &
lery strong wood picnic table
ou haul (863)763-5543
BLACK MIX CHOW- female, 6
mos old, great disposition,
very friendly, to good home
only (863)697-1 745.
CUR & RED NOSED PIT- 8,
All males puppies, going on
17 wks.
(863)675-6773/673-2889


Free to good home, 4 mo. old
male kitten, white & gray.
(863)763-7854





MONTH OF AUGUST'05
Daily 8am-5pm
Furniture, Household, Etc.
Taylor Creek Lodge 441 SE
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Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



$4000 TO $6000
MONTHLY
Join a national effort to
assist in the enrollment
of the new part D pre-
scription drug plan
for retirees on Medicare.
Duties include education
and distribution of part D
materials.
You will work in pharma-
cies and senior centers
in your local area.
Training is provided call
today rj nfo
A/C SERV. TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401K.
(863)763-8391
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK
In Indiantown F/T with benefits
Fax resume: 772-597-3300
or Call: 772-597-3458
Camp Cook/Housekeeper,
mustbe neat, clean de-
penda le. Exp'd in cooking &
cleaning for large crowds.
Weekends a must. Call Lisa
(863)763-9950
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$28,600 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume to
863-467-2402 or
apply within.
COOKS, SERVERS
& HOSTESS
Apply Within.
BATCH PANEL
OPERATOR
At Feed Mill, Computer
exp. needed, Benefits
Available. Apply at
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th St.
Okeechobee.
(863)763-5586
CRANE OPERATOR
Great benefits
(877)304-4100
Your next job could be in
today's classified. Did
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Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T
position's 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
HEAD HOUSEKEEPER
Bi-Lingual English/Spanish
Apply in person at
Pier II
2200 SE Hwy 441
Ask for Christina
HELP WANTED
Warehouse/delivery
Full time 401K, Insurance
Class B CDL w/hazmat
Basic computer skills
Apply South East milk
1005wn Park St. Okee


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



Exciting opportunity that requires
homemaking and cooking skills.
Benefits include health insurance and
vacation. Call 863-357-2442.


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HELP WANTED- PROFESSIONALS
PROJECT COORDINATOR- Manages a regional training pro-
ject. Works with employers & schools. Experience in health-
care, workforce development, education, a plus. 3-years
project mgmnt. Reqd. Work Certified and Degree pref.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LIAISON- Coordinates regional
ED marketing plan. Bachelors Degree and /or 5 yrs exp. Re-
search, marketing/advertising exp. req. Degree and Work
Certified pref.
WORK CERTIFIED CONSULTANT- Develops and markets
training curriculum nationally. 5 yrs. exp. in bus, curriculum
development and/or sales. Degree and Work Certified pref.
See job descriptions at www.tciobs.orQ. Send resume to:
Workforce Board of the Treasure Coast
9350 S US #1
Pt. St. Lucie, FL 34952
Fax: 772/335-0677 or E-mail jobs(tcjobs.org
AA/EOE/Drug Free Workplace

HIRING EVENT WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17TH
Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc.,
a national leader in helping at risk youth,
is seeking youth counselors for our
residential program in Okeechobee.
H.S. or equiv. required, experience with youth and
ability to work weekends and evenings.
Please join us Wednesday at the
Okeechobee One Stop Career Service Center
@ 207 SW Park Street
anytime between 8:30 AM & 12:30 PM
Must Bring Resume for consideration.
Call Renee Hibbler at 800-222-1473 Ext 239
for more information and do not hesitate to apply online at
www.eckerd.org for immediate consideration!
EOE. M/F/D/V. Excellent benefits day one.
Don't just show them the path-BE THE MAP!!!


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


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


INDItANWOOD
Helo Wanted
HANDYMAN
HANDYMAN TRAINEE
GOLF MAINTENANCE
LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE
GOLF CART PERSON
Salary commensurate
with experience.
Call Mr. Lonny Griggs,
Ext. 131
800-523-1630
Help Wanted
Construction/Maintenance
Position Available
Apply At:
Awesome Self Storage
6489 Hwy. 441 SE
Okeechobee, FL 34974
IMMEDIATE OPENING
*TRUCK & HEAW
EQUIPMENT MECHANICS
*HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
CDL Class A & B Drivers with
clean driving record.
Apply in person
Mon. Fri. 9am-4pm
503 NW 9th Street
DFWP
LOOKING TO FILL
OFFICE STAFF POSITION
IN A PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
Must be dependable &
have experience w/computers,
internet& bookkeeping.
Starts @ $8.00 per hour.
Call (863)763-1323 to apply.
Must have references.


MECHANIC Exp'd only. Good
hrly. commission rate @ Ford
Dealership. Okeechobee Motor
Co. @3175 Hwy. 441 S.
MECHANICS NEEDED
At Feed Mill
Experience on Semi
Tractor Trailers a
benefit.
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street,
Okeechobee,
(863)763-5586.


NAIL TECH & HAIR STYLIST
Carolyn's Coiffures
(863)763-4225
NEEDED: Back Hoe & Front
Loader Operator. Need un-
derground utility experience.
Contact Marvin Rowell
863-781-0193
anytime after 5pm
NEEDED IMMEDIATELY
Experienced Loader Operator
& Pipe Layer, Excellent Pay
& benefits, Must pass drug
test. (863)610-0889.
Pipe Layers & Pipe Laborers
for local road construction.
(954)321-9336 fax 321-0621
EOE, M/F, 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 Hwy441 N, Ste B
Okeechobee, FL 34972
or Call 863-467-9400 or fax
to (863)467-8708
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
NFWP

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 SW 17 St., Ste.B, Okee
DFW, EOE
TRAILER ASSEMBLY
SALES PERSON WANTED
FULL TIME ASSEMBLY AND
SERVICE PERSON
Mechanical and Hitch
Knowledge helpful
APPLY IN PERSON AT:
JONES EQUIPMENT
4558 HWY 441 SE
OKEECHOBEE
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never accept any advertise-
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Room Additions
Florida Rooms
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(863)634-2044




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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
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 & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 63G
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
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Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
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ANTIQUE FURNITURE-
$2100. For All or, will separ-
ate 863-675-6657 Leave
message.


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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


BUILT IN OVEN- GE Profile,
asking $100.
(863)763-1884.
FREEZER- 9 cu $50. or best
offer (863)763-5422





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




SLIDING GLASS DOOR- $150
or best offer.
(863)357-3633
TIE BEAM CLAMPS- (50)
used, asking $175 for all
(863)675-1224.
TRESSES for 20x40 horse
barn w/ pack room. $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 .


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
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
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943
WWII METAL DETECTOR
Used to detect mines. Works,
extendable handle. $75
(863)357-2803



DELL COMPUTER- 2yrs old,
w/printer, monitor, web
cam, Windows XP, etc,
$120 (863)634-6708.
DELL-kyboard, mouse, moni-
tor, great for school/home,
ames, fast, Si able epsanfol.
150. Llama (863)843-0323



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


7PC DINETTE SET- glass top
table, 6 chairs, 36x60, Rat-
tan, $200. (863)357-1364.
ADJUSTABLE BED Twin w/
wireless remote. Only used
a couple months. $800
(863)675-0483


Spc* Noi I '01-


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.

Coffee Table & End Tables,
light oak wodd, $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
COMPUTER DESK: Like new
w/lock box, filing cabinet &
large drawer. Wooden. $75 or
best offer. (863)467-4175
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.
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
(863)763-2103.
rURNITURE 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.
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)983-6565
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
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$900. (863)697-2033.


BROWNING BAR- Automatic
rifle 308, Wim w/2x7, wide
field scoop. $500.
(863)902-0381
GLOCK Model 23, 3 high cap
mags, $550. (863)697-95-19
REMINGTON 1100- Automatic
shot gun w/ 26" Remchoke
barrel & synthetic stock.
$250. (863)902-0381
RIFLE- Ugoslav SKS 7.62x39
unissued. $300.
(772)597-2912
RUGER REDLABLE- 12 gauge,
Over/under, sporting clay
30" ported barrels, Extra
choke $1200 863-763-8169
SMITH & WESSON, Model
457, 45 cal., & Sig Sauer,
Model P245, 45 cal., $1210
will sep. 863-697-9519


Okeechobee News, Monday, August 15, 2005



J9.9N BOAT, 14 Ft w/trailer.
9.9 Johnson, New seats,


BODY BY JAKE, $200 or best
offer. (863)612-9811
FULL HOME GYM- Smith Ma-
chine weight set & bars,-
never used, $300
(863)697-1247.
HOME GYM Welder Pro
9940. Good shape, all
attachments $200 or best
offer (863)467-6434
NORDIC TRACK, Walk Fit
treadmill, Westlow Cardio
Glide, & Exercise Bike $200 all
or will sep. (863)531-0093
SMITH MACHINE 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.
(863)675-2593
Deluxe Quickie G424 Motor-
ized Scooter, black & bur-
undy, pd. $4000+, asking
2500. (863)612-9811
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
Wheelchairs, walkers & more.
Please call for more info.
(863)763-2334


COKE MACHINE, $200.
(863)228-0127 for more in-
ormation.
FOOT BATH Clairol, electric,
good condition, clean. In-
structions included $20
(863)675-3614
HAIR CLIPPERS Oster, elec-
tric, safety covers, 4 guards
& instructions. Good condi-
tion $15 (863)675-3614
JUKEBOX, $200.
(863)228-0127
Kiln & approx. 50 Southwest-
ern molds, $600 or best of-
fer. (863)763-9950
MUSICAL DISPLAY- Christ-
mas, Electrical, Plays music
& Skaters skate around.
24"x30" $40. 863-357-0125
PROFESSIONAL PAINT
.SPRAYERS- 2, $200. Will
separate. (863)357-0438
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 $275. or
best offer. (863)467-0627
ORGAN-F.reedom II, Excellent
condition $2000.
(863)467-4253
PA SYSTEM: 4 Chan. Peavey,
Rhythm Machine, Basement
Amp (Fender), Microphones...
$500 neg. (863)357-0406
PIANO, Baldwin, upright,
$300. (863)697-3389
TENOR SAX- Conn, with case,
Asking $475.
(863)675-4098 evenings


AFFENPINSCER- AKC, Fe-
male, Older, To a Seniors
Home $225. (863)983-6537
AKC REG. LAB PUPPIES
8wks old, all shots $325 ea
(863)763-6987
Australian Blue & Red Heeler
Pups, 8 weeks, working par-
ents on premises, $300.
(863)227-0071/227-1111
BEAGLE, Female, Approx. 3,
yrs. old. No papers. Will deer
hunt a little. Asking $200 neg.
(772)370-0262
BOXER- Female, Spayed, 8
mo. House dog. Needs
fenced area. Loves people.
$250. (863)357-1945
Looking to buy small breed
puppies, will purchase
whole litter. Please call
954-394-2443.
POODLE- mini female, lyr
old, to a good loving home,
$125 cash only
(863)357-0037.
SHOW RABBITS w/ nice
cages & accessories. $150
for all or will sep.
(863)228-7230
YORKIE- Teacup, Female, 4
Ibs, 9 mo. old, Spayed. With
papers, Housebroken.
$1700. 863-634-9620 Okee



HOT TUB- 4 person, Nice,
Comes w/al 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


Bandsaw, 14 inch central ma-
chinery woodcutting with at-
tachments, $75.
(863)467-0085
CAR DOLLY- Good condition
$450. (863)697-6102
ELECTRIC WELDER- Lincoln,
with long leads. $100.
(772)489-6837



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

PRESSURE WASHER- North-
ern Hydraulic top of the line,
13HP Honda engine, Cat
pump, $600 (863)763-1884


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


ADULT VIDEOS (VHS) 10,
Random titles. All for $75. or
best offer. Call
(863)634-3783

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm FeedProducts 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 330
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 8>30
Seeds. Plants
Flowers 865



Quarter Horse jiire', 8 yrs.
old & Quarter Horse Gelding, 3
yrs. old. $3000 for both, will
sep. (239)694-5611
SPOTTED WALKER FILLIE
2 /2 yrs old, green broke, very
sweet, $1200.
(863)843-2495.
WELSH PAINT- 9 yr. old.
Gelding. Great rider & great
w/kids. $1000
(863)357-1213_



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



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,
good condition, $500.
(863)634-0779.
RIDING MOWERS Snapper,
30" cut, 1) 18 h/p & 1) 8 h/p
$550 both or will sep.
(863)675-4882
ROTO TILLER, 4 Ft. Wide, Pull
Behind 40 hp riding mower &
4 Ft. Rake. $600 for both, will
sep. (863)697-2076
ROTO TILLERS (2) 1 goes in
reverse, 1 nearly new, good
condition, kept inside, $350
for both (239)369-2564
Shop here first!
The classified ads


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

Rentals



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



WATERFRONT: 2/1


Screened porch, boat slip,
pool, tennis. $1000 mo.
(863)634-8757.


FOR LEASE, Free Standing,
1700+ sq. ft. Office Building.
Great location. Very visible.
Call for details. 863-634-7728
Medical
Office Space
For Lease, needs build
out completed. Approx.
2000 sq. ft. willing to di-
vide into 2 separate of-
fice spaces, close to
hospital. For information
863-467-0831.
OFFICE SPACE -900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740

Mobile Homes


Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 20201




OKEECHOBEE 2br, 2ba,
water lot, dock, CBS garage,
screened patio 10min from
lake Okee by water. 2brs
furnished. $900 mo, 1st
& sec. (954)937-9636
Okeechobee, 1BR/1BA, on
the water, $500 mo. Call toll
freee 8779667174.



OKEE- Waterfront 3BR, 2BA,
'Double lot, 2-Living rooms, 2-
Carport's, 3-Storage sheds.
120K 863-467-4449
OKEECHOBEE 3br, 2ba, dbi
w ide, n 'ii:', -,, il. ', '1,11l,3a e ,:1r
15A, quiet area, fences back
yard, con.drive, shed, new
paint & flooring $137,500
(561)746-2921/262-1390
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES- FSBO
3/2 doublewide; family room,
2 car gar., double car port
30x13 screened porch, shed,
-cornerlot.$11S9,900
2181 SE 25th Dr .,
(863)763-9358

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneou5 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 303-5



ALUMINUM BOAT
16ft long, 5ft wide. $100
(863)675-8760
AQUA SPORT, 20', 150hp
Johnson, runs & looks good,
$2500. (863)467-2104
BASS BOAT, 15' aluminum,
Mariner eng., 25hp, olive
well, troll. mtr., exc. cond.,
$2200. (561)662-7687
BOATS FOR SALE (2) 14 Ft.
Bass Boat & 23' Cuddy cabin.
w/trlrs. $2500 for all. Call
(863)697-6203 after 6pm.
CAROLINA SKIFF-14ft
W/ '02 Merc. elec start 25h/p
motor, less than 20hrs, magic
tilt trlr, trolling motor, all like
new. Ready to go $3500 firm
(772)461-3350 / 528-4586
FIBERGLASS BOAT, 14',
w/45hp Chrysler motor, gal-
vanized trailer, $600.
(863)467-1037
GALAXY- 18', Stripped down.
$50. or best offer
(863)357-0438
Jon Boat, 12' Custom made
heavy gauge alum., w/9.9
Go Devil, low hrs.; $2500.
(863)467-9902
JON BOAT, 12', Heavy Gage,
Custom Built w/9.9 hp.
Go Devil & trailer. Low hours.
$2500 863-467-9902 eve.


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.


Live well. Runs great. $700.
(863)801-3527
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.


COACHMAN MIRADA CLASS
A- '99, 28', 12K, Queen 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
DAMAN CAMPLITE- '97, 21',
A/C, Stereo, Self con-
tained.$5000 239-225-3282
HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull
behind. $800. Or best offer
(863)634-4202
SKAMPER POP UP TRUCK
CAMPER- AC, awning, Heat-
er, stove, sink, sips 3/4,
$1850 neg. (863)801-3841.


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


HONDA CBR HURRICANE,
'90- approx 43K miles, runs
but needs work, $850 or
best offer (863)467-1189
HONDA REBEL, '03- like new
$2200 FIRM (863)675-4882
KAWASAKI KX60- runs great,
clean bike, $800.
(863)697-2181.



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


YAMAHA PW50, '00- new
condition, $500.
(863)697-9883.
YAMAHA SCOOTER- runs
good, $300 or best offer.
(863)357-1577.
YAMAHA YZ8O, '01- looks
and runs great, $1300 or
best offer. (863)357-1577.



HONDA 185S, '83 & SUZUKI
LT50, '87- run good, need
TLC,$1000 (863)357-1576
or(954)275-8111.
HONDA 4 WHEELER 200 in
excellent condition. Like
new! $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



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



ACURA INTEGRA 1995,
Sporty car, mileage 180K,
cold air, well-maintained.
$2,350. (863)467-9950
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
EAGLE TALON- '96, 2.0L, Au-
to. CD, Sunroof, 100,850
mi. Needs engine work
$1500. Neg. (863)675-4643
FORD TAURUS 1996, 4 Door,
White, 103K mIs., Good A/C.
Good shape w/brand new
tires. $2500 (863)634-5473
FORD TAURUS WAGON- '92,
Can be fixed up or used for
parts. $500. (772)597-2912
GEO METRO '92 4 door,
runs good, auto, no a/c,
$750 or best offer
(863)467-1210


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



HITACHI TV- 50", Big screen,
About 4yrs old. Looks good.
Must pick up. Moving Must
Sell. $550 863-467-9756


AIR COMPRESSOR- commer-
cial, $250 (239)694-5611.
DOG BOX, w/diamond plate
top & tool box, $350.
(863)634-3142


News


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







OkAenchnhoA News Mnndav Auaust 15. 2005


HONDA CIVIC 1995, Good
condition. Runs good &
Great on gas. $1500 or best
offer. (863)634-3029
MERC. GRAND MARQUIS-
'95, 95K Good Condition.
$3500. (561)996-5379
MUSTANG LX, '93- Red, 4
cyl, fuel injected, 62K mi on
rebuilt engine, auto reblt
trans, cold AC, new clutch,
sunroof, new front brakes,
cruise control, driver air bag,
looks and runs great, $3000
neg. (863)357-2177.
OLDS CIERA'91
4 door, Runs good
$500 neg (863)675-4602
PONTIAC BONNIVILLE- '88,
Orig owner, Loaded, Cruise
control, Great shape. $2000.
(863)697-8507
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


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



FORD BRONCO, '87- full size,
multi color, runs needs
work, good tires, removable
top, $2000 (863)763-8725.
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


a~bi Noice


S~bi Not-ice


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


JEEP- '85, Selling parts or
whole. $650.
(863)697-1742


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)634-1350.
ELITE RIMS- (4), 16", No
tires. $500. or best offer.
(239)324-2891
MERCURY SABLE, '94- good
motor, radiator just replaced,
good tires, bad trans, $600
neg. (863)763-6888.
TIRES & RIMS- 17", 5 LUG
Ford rims with tires. $100.
(863)634-5129


I B N i


Puli Notice


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of Adjustment of the
City of Okeechobee, Florida on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast
3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The
items of consideration at this meeting are:
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a VARIANCE requesting to allow for an en-
croachment on an easement and standard setbacks from rear setback of 10 feet
to 6 feet and side setback from 10 feet to 0 feet. David and Rene Wilson are the
property owners and applicants. The subject property Is located at 816 South-
east 11th Street Legal description: Lot 37 of Okeecobee Estates, according to
the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 20, Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida and is approximately .20 acres.
Petition No. 05-003-V
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a VARIANCE requesting development of a
lot (width size of 47.50 feet) that does not meet the 50 feet minimum width lot
area (Ref. LDR Sec. 90-285(i)). Winifred J. James is the property owner and
Donald Scott Montagna is the applicant. The subject property is located within
the 100 Block of Northwest 13th Street. Legal description: Lot 25 of Block 3, City
of Okeechobee, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 5,
Public Records of Okeechobee County, Rorida and is approximately 0.161 acres.
Petition No. 05-004-V
A copy of the entire petition and agenda are available in the General Services Office,
Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3372 x218. Please
be advised that the Board of Adjustment will serve as the decision making body
(quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny the above Applica-
tion(s).
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of Adjustment with respect to any matter considered at this hearing wil
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will hb based
General Services Department tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official
records of the department In accordance with the Americans ,ii, (, f,'iir:..
Act (ADA) and Rorida Statute 286.26, persons with disabilities ,Lua iy yci
accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cool
no later than two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863) 763-3372
x218 for assistance; i hearing is impaired telephone the Florida Relay Service
Number 1-800-955-8771 (TOO) or 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for assistance.
Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
74645 ON 8/5,15/05


RIMS W/TIRES- 20" wheels
were on truck, $2000 call for
more details
(863)673-2671.
WENCH, Military Style,
10,000 lb., hydraulics, pow-
er take off & more. Excellent
cond. $400. (863)634-4202


FORD F 250 '01- 4x4, cold
air, 66,620 mi, $12,000.
(863)467-4228 or
(863)634-7328 cell.
FORD F150 '81 2 wheel
drive, auto, whole or for
parts, $500 (863)763-5067


FORD F150,'99- XLT, 4x4,
auto, AC, PL/PW, $5800,
(863)675-4409

Isuzu Hombre, '97, 73k orig.
mi., 5 spd., cold arctic a/c,
exc. cond., $2395 or best
offer. (863)533-0244


CHEVY BLAZER '93 Excel-
lent cond. Must seel $2500
(863)763-2666,

FORD BRONCO ,'89- 4x4, 1
owner, 114Korig miles, 302
V8, loaded, factory trir pkg,
$3900 (863)467-7266.


a~i Noic 5005


S~bi Notice


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


JEEP CHEROKEE '90- Limited
Edition, leather interior, will
run but needs parts, $500
(863)673-3134.


TANDEM AXLE TRLR- can
haul car or truck, 16x6, all
metal, $800
(863)357-2346.


DODGE CARAVAN, '97- 6 cyl,
3.0 auto, running like new,
nice paint, $2500 firm
(863)983-3489.


FORD VAN- '93, Fully custom,
A/C, 4 captain seats, TV,
$3900. or best offer
863-697-1742


Iubi No-ice


a~i Notice


INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
The Okeechobee County School Board will receive sealed bids for:
TWO (2) PASSENGER CARS
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS.
FOUR (41000R PASSENGER CAR BID SPECIFICATIONS
Ouantity-Two 121
2005 or 2006 model year
Dodge Stratus, Ford 500, or Chevrolet Malibu
Exterior color: Any standard color will he acceptable
Interior and color: Standard interior coordinate color with exterior paint color.
Engine: 2.7L V6 DOHC 24V (or equivalent)
Required Standard Equipment (unless replaced by optional equipment), or
equivalent.
Front next generation multistage air bags
Brake-park interlock
Power front disk brakes/rear drum brakes or power disk brakes front and rear
Rear center 3-point seat belts
Power steering
Power windows
Tinted windows
Required Interior Features
Air Conditioning
Front and rear floor mats
Auxiliary 12 volt power outlet
Tilt steering column
AM/FM radio
Warranty
Powertrain Warranty shall be the standard (number of years and mile) offered by
the manufacturer,
Package will include the manufacturers basic warranty.
PPnce for an Extended Warranty for two (2) years beyond the manufacturers basic
warranty will be included as an option in this bid package.
The items listed above represent the MINIMUM requirements to satisfy this bid. As
stated above, equivalent items for those listed as "EXAMPLES' will be accepted.
It is also understood that STANDARD EQUIPMENT packages offered by different
vehicle manufacturers may vary. Any minor variances will not impact the validity
of the bid as long as the MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS listed above have been met
SEALED BIDS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN A ENVELOPE IDENTIFIED WITHTHHE BID
NAME (BID FOR TWO, FOUR BOOR PASSENGER CARS, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD)
BIDS SHALL BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN:
TIME: 2:00 PM
DATE: Monday, September 5,2005
LOCATION: Okeechobee Co. School Board Offices, Room 110
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
700 SW 2nd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974
77232ON 8/15/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will convene a workshop
session on Monday, August 15, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in the County Commission
Chambers, Okeechobee, Florida to discuss the tentative county budgets) for fis-
cal year 2005/2006.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she must ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based,
John W. Abney, Sr, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
77278 ON 8/15/05


Community Events


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

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

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


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

Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of oper-
ation are: Aug. 8 Oct. 30: Tuesday through Friday from.4 until 7
p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m.
The pool is not open during school hours. For information, contact
the pool office at (863) 467-7667.

Enrollment starts for VPK program
The Agency for Workforce Innovation is starting the registration
process for parents to enroll their children in the state's new Volun-
tary Prekindergarten (VPK) program. Eligible children must live in
Florida and be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the 2005-06 school
year. Parents can find the registration form online at www.vpkflori-
da.org; or, they can contact their nearest Early Learning Coalition for
a paper copy of the registration.


Yard sale closed for summer
Real Life Children's Ranch yard sales are closed for the summer,
and they are no longer accepting donations. For information, call
Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the American
Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest. The con-
test is open to public, private and parochial schools and those who are
home schooled and will start on the first day of school. The essays
have to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's subject for grades five
through eight is "Benjamin Franklin- More than a Revolutionary". Jan.
17, 2006, marks the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth.
"The Santa Maria to the New World and the Apollo Mission to the
Moon: Christopher Columbus and the Astronauts" is the subject cho-
sen for grades nine thought 12. American Essay Contest Certificates
and Excellence in History Medals will be presented to the contestants.
The winner from each school will receive a monetary award. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2492.

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


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Okeechobee County Property


Transactions


Salel Date
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Salel Price
$199,900.00
$179,900.00
$289,900.00
$0.00
$40,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$175,000.00
$69,900.00
$1,500,000.00
$20,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$35,000.00
$25,000.00
$29,500.00
$323,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$25,000.00
$0.00
$76,000.00
$0.00
$32,000.00
$21,000.00
$38,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$74,000.00
$0.00
$27,000.00
$110,000.00
$0.00
$81,500.00
$0.00
$25,000.00
$24,500.00
$25,000.00
$27,000.00
$6,800.00
$3,000.00
$5,1.00.00
$24,200.00
$25,100.00
$19,200.00
$22,000.00
$43,600.00
$0.00
$0.00
$16,000.00
$0.00
$32,000.00
$0.00
$9,985,400.00
$41,500.00
$0.00
$240,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$22,500.00
$25,000.00
$24,500.00
$0.00
$99,000.00
$0,00
*$0.00
$0.00
$10,000.00
$16,000.00
$0.00
$100,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$33,600.00
$89,900.00
$340,000.00
$0.00
.$275,000.00
$131,300.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$180,000.00
$20,000.00
$41,500.00
$38,000.00
$24,000.00
$24,500.00
$7,500.00
$85,000.00
$115,000.00
$103,000.00
$0.00
$24,000.00
$0.00
$60,000.00
$42,000.00
$23,500.00
$27,500.00
$60,000.00
$0.00
$89,000.00


$145,000.00
$46,000.00
$7,000.00
$0.00
$10,300.00
$0.00
$37,000.00
$8,500.00
$150,000.00
$149,000.00
$0.00


Sale2 Date
9/1/04
9/1/04
9/1/04
10/13/04
10/13/04
10/13/04
5/22/98
1/14/02
8/5/04
6/19/02
7/21/04
5/5/05
5/12/05
12/28/04
11/17/04
10/7/04
1/14/80
12/4/00
5/11/05
5/10/01
4/27/04
12/1/89
3/9/05
3/25/05
11/21/03
5/9/05
10/8/04
3/9/05
3/9/05
11/16/94
11/16/94
12/1/04
9/24/02
7/9/02
5/1/89
$0.00
5/29/02
5/4/04
6/10/04
2/1/89
8/16/94
4/29/75
5/9/79
10/1/73
.9/23/76
11/14/77
4/16/79
2/24/77
11/24/94
9/1/65
6/30/03
2/13/04
5/10/05
11/24/94
4/1/91
3/14/00
12/1/92
5/4/05.
7/1/92
12/1/92
1/21/05
10/14/99
4/29/04
12/1/92
3/22/99
12/1/92
11/1/91
2/1/93
5/17/04
8/9/02
8/9/02
2/6/02
3/25/01
3/25/01
5/27/01
3/19/99
9/20/01
5/23/03
5/23/03
3/7/96
5/25/99
5/25/99
5/25/99
5/25/99
5/25/99
5/25/99
7/28/03
5/5/02
6/25/02
9/2/01
12/22/00
12/15/04
1/11/05
3/1/93
7/21/04
1/28/05
10/21/85
5/23/78
5/10/01
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3/23/05
1/26/05
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4/30/02
5/6/05
1/1/95
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$0.00
$0.00
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4/15/05
7/7/04
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Sale2 Price Name
$0.00 NGUYEN XUAN & NGUYEN HIEN
$0.00 NGUYEN XUAN & NGUYEN HIEN
$0.00 DUNG TRAN NGOC
$0.00 WILCOX NOAH
$80,000.00 WILCOX NOAH
$0.00 WILCOX NOAH
$60,000.00 GRUBER MATTHEW JR & ELIZABETH
$116,700.00 PARKERSON ROWENA M & WATSON
$0.00 JACKSON PAUL E JR & NEREIDA J
$0.00 MARTORANO CHRISTOPHER J &
$0.00 C H L HOLDINGS INC
$89,900.00 OTERO-HERNANDEZ ANGEL & OTERO
$245,000.00. JESSEN RODNEY S & MCQUISTON
$0.00 SURFACE RICK J
$0.00 FAGAN JONATHON & FAGAN ANGEL
$11,000.00 HARRISON EVERTON & LORIANN
$5,000.00 LAM KAM LOK & MANDY
$0.00 ISBELL GREG & HENDERSON KEITH
$220,000.00 BROWN TREVOR ROY & POTTINGER P
$2,500.00 INVESTORS FINDER CORPORATION
$6,000.00 ALEXANDER BERNADETTE
$21,000.00 CANNON DONALD H & BRENDA J (LE
$18,000.00 SHARPE ERIC A, SHARPE CLARISSA
$18,300.00 SHARPE ERIC A, SHARPE CLARISSA
$8,000.00 CERULLI PHILIP M & RENEE
$15,000.00 BAHADUR BARBARA & JAGHAI RAJES
$11,500.00 SUMASAR MAHENDRA
$73,000.00 WILCOX JOHN JR & SNEDDON SHARO
$0.00 WILCOX JOHN JR & SNEDDON SHARO
$0.00 C H L HOLDINGS INC
$0.00 C H L HOLDINGS INC
$0.00 HARRIS HYLMAN & NEGRETA &
$0.00 DAVIS ALBERT H
$0.00 MARS TINDA H & DOUGLAS F
$32,000.00 YACKAMOUIH ALEXANDER N & PATRI
WINNING KAROLANNE & WINNING T
$34,000.00 BLACK DAVID & KIM
$7,500.00 MUELLER SHIRLEY A
$7,500.00 YOUNG BRUCE & REESE PATRICK
$21,000.00 BONKOSKY PAUL & LEASE ELSIE
$0.00 FITZSIMMONS THOMAS J &
$10,000.00 JACKSON KENNETH
$6,000.00 POWELL MICAHEL & POWELL RUTH
$5,000.00 N B S LAND DEVELOPMENT & SALES
$5,000.00 PERRY JERRY D
$6,000.00 PERRY JERRY D
$6,000.00 N B S LAND DEVELOPMENT & SALES
$9,200.00 POWELL MICHAEL & POWELL RUTH
$0.00 NENTWICK WILLIAM, ETAL.
$9,800.00 JOHNSON MARY ANN
$3,000.00 SAINT-GERMAIN GARRY
$55,000.00 CHAMPION GARY E & LISA K
$0.00 WUT ANNIE SO CHUN
$0.00 NENTWICK WILLIAM, ETAL.
$124,724.00 SUNDANCE TRAILS LLC
$34,000.00 DANIELS RICHARD W & DANIELS LE
$0.00 SUNDANCE TRAILS LLC
$0.00 LOGSTON MARY ELOISE (LIFE EST)
$58,849.00 SUNDANCE TRAILS LLC
$0.00 SUNDANCE TRAILS LLC
$18,000.00 SUGARMAN ROBERT A & SESKIN
$0.00 ROSALES MAYOR R &: MARY Y
$7,500.00 YOUNG BRUCE & REESE PATRICK
$0.00 SUNDANCE TRAILS LLC
$13,000.00 THOMPSON RICHARD R
$0.00 SUNDANCE TRAILS LLC
$4,651.00 .SUNDANCE TRAILS LLC
$75,000.00 SUNDANCE TRAILS LLC
$6,600.00 BERNARD LOUISE
$400.00 SOUTHERN HOMESITES INC
$0.00 SOUTHERN HOMESITES INC
$3,800.00 C H L HOLDINGS INC
$7,500.00 C H L HOLDINGS INC
$0.00 C H L HOLDINGS INC
$3,800.00 C H L HOLDINGS INC
$64,500.00 BICKEL PENNY LYNN & TROY
$0.00 ROWE GEORGE P & RAMONA
$160,000.00 LA TIERRA DE LAGOS LLC
$0.00 LA TIERRA DE LAGOS LLC
$16,000.00 SOUTHERN CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOP
$0.00 CBC MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
$0.00 CBC MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
$0.00 CBC MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
$0.00 CBC MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
$0.00 CBC MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
$0.00 CBC MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
$0.00 FLEMING THELMA
$5,700.00 C H L HOLDINGS INC
$10,200.00 C H L HOLDINGS INC
$3,800.00 ATKIKNS MICHAEL & ATKINS ROBIN
$6,000.00 ACREAGE PROPERTIES INC
$13,900.00 POLLARD GARY
$11,000.00 MONHOMME NORCIBIEN
$46,500.00 ARMENDARIZ ISRAEL & BELEUM
$75,000.00 HOWARD MICHAEL & LYNN
$85,000.00 BOYUM STEVE & DEBORAH
$5,000.00 BELKOV RAPHAEL TRUSTEE
$4,000.00 HOCHBERG ARTHUR L & ADRIENNE
$1,100.00 INVESTORS FINDER CORPORATION
$7,500.00 CLARKE BRYAN S & DODY LEE
$20,000.00 ELLISON WATTS LLC
$0.00 HOCHBERG ARTHUR L & HOCHBERG
$200.00 SAINZVIL ST MARTIN & LORETTA
$15,500.00 HOCHBERG ARTHUR L & HOCHBERG A
$15,500.00 EDWARDS JACQUELINE


$0.00 PRICE CLYDE L & MILDRED D
$66,500.00 HAND JAMES J & MARGARET A
$0.00 MCCOIN SONJA R
$0.00 EATON CHRISTOPHER B
$150,000.00 STRIEBEL OTTO L JR & JESSIE W
LASKEY RICHARD J & ROBIN K
LASKEY RICHARD J & ROBIN K
$0.00 ANDERSON TODD A & PENNY MARIE
$0.00 YOUNG LEONARD L
$20,000.00 TODMAN YERO & LYDIA
$70,000.00 COOPER FOREST JR & BARFOOT HEL
$58,000.00 GASPARINI JOHN V & GASPARINI W


Street
SE 26TH
SE 26TH
SE 137TH
NW 266TH
NW 266TH
NW 266TH
NW 176TH
SE 25TH
SW 33RD


NE 54TH
SE 32ND


NW 308TH
NW 318TH
NW 176TH
NW 216TH


NE 4TH
NW 288TH
NW 284TH
NW 282ND
NW 264TH
NW 258TH
SE 25TH
SE 25TH
NW 270TH
NW 272ND

NW 38TH
NE 26TH
SE 96TH
NW 24TH
NW 26TH
NW 27TH
NW 34TH
SE 54TH
NW 312TH
NW 310TH
NW 310TH
NW 316TH
NW 306TH
NW 306TH
NW 304TH
NW 298TH
NW 290TH
NE 13TH
NW 282ND
SE 37TH



NE 39TH
NE 56TH
HWY 78 W


NW 24TH
NW 31ST
NW 36TH

NW 24TH

NE 120TH
NE 120TH
NW 312TH



NW 272ND
NW 272ND
NW 272ND
SW 17TH
NE 59TH
SE 38TH
SE 18TH
SW 3RD
SE 6TH
SE 6TH
SE 6TH
SE 5TH
SE 5TH
SE 5TH
. SE 8TH
NW 312TH

NW 260TH
NW 34TH


NW 22ND
HWY 441 SE
HWY 441 SE
NW 312TH
NW 298TH

NE 2ND
NW 280TH
NW 272ND


SE 21ST
SE 12TH
SE 10TH
NW 24TH



NW 282ND
NW 276TH
NW 81ST
SE 35TH
SE 39TH


St. Type Total Acres
LANE 5.06
LANE 5.11
WAY 7.77
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
AVE 12.85
ST 0.114
CIR 0.5
19.01
1.25
TRL 2.023
ST 0
0.258
0
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
AVE 19
ST 10
2.5
0.291
ST 0
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
DR 0
DR 0
ST 2.5
ST 1.5
1.5
AVE 1.1
AVE 4.89
CIR 0
AVE 0
AVE 0
AVE 0
AVE 0
LANE 0
ST 1.25
ST 2.5
ST 1.25
ST 1.5
ST 1.5
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 3
ST 1.25
ST 0.137
ST 1.25
AVE 0
1.25
1.25
89.06-
BLVD 17.29
AVE 271.32
3.91
55.9
11.21
AVE 0
AVE 0
AVE 0
2.44
DR 6.21
5
ST 235.13
ST 78.33
ST 1.25
2.5
2.5
1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 0.223
CT 2
TRL 0
TERR 0
AVE 0.325
AVE 0.277
AVE 0.277
AVE 0.261
AVE 0.277
AVE 0.277
AVE 0.277
AVE 0.206
ST 1.25
2.5
ST 1.5
AVE 0
0
1.25
LN 0.231
0
0
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
2.5
ST 0
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
1.25 -
1.25
1.25


AVE 0
AVE 0.499
ST 0
AVE 0
1.75
0.151
0.303
ST 1.25
ST 1.5
CT 0
AVE 0
AVE 0


Use
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
PASTURE CL
PASTURE CL
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
PASTURE CL
NON AG ACR
PASTURE/SF
SINGLE FAM
PASTURE CL'
NON AG ACR
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
NON AG ACR
VACANT
NON AG ACR
PASTURE/SF
PASTURE/SF
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
REPAIR SER
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
SINGLE FAM
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT'
MOBILE HOM


SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
NON AG ACR
STATE
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
MOBILE HOM


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