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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 228 Tuesday, August 16, 2005 504 Plus tax


In Brief

City budget
workshop tonight
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil will conduct its first budget
workshop for the 2005-2006
budget year tonight at 5 p.m. at
city hall, prior to the regular
council meeting at 6 p.m.

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-
cles impaired.

Inside

High temps
can effect meds
As summer temperatures
continue to stay- in the 90s,
health officials warn of the dan-
gers of heat stroke and heat
exhaustion.
Hot temperatures can also
bring other health risks. One
concern is the effect of high
temperatures on some pre-
scription drugs.
The guidelines that come
with prescriptions usually tell
you to keep medication refriger-
ated or to keep it at "room tem-
perature". Drugs kept at "room
temperature" should be stored
in an area that is 68 to 78 degree
Fahrenheit.
Those who keep their
homes cooled with air condi-
tioning 24 hours a day can safe-
ly leave these prescriptions in a
cabinet or drawer. But those
who don't air condition their
homes might have more trou-
ble keeping medication at the
right temperatures.
High temperatures can
cause prescription drugs to
degrade, making them less
effective. This can be potentially
dangerous to those who take
them. In some cases, high heat
can cause a prescription drug to
spoil and even become toxic.
When you are given a pre-
scription drug, read the drug
information sheet carefully and
keep the drugs stored properly
in the right temperature range.
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Drought Index
Current: 359
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.06 feet
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Lake level
Last Year:
12.77 feet


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

Index


Budget deflelt drops again

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Cancer Walk: Walkers raise funds for research


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Seven cancer survivors were honored during the Breast Cancer Walk Saturday at Flagler
Park with extra pink and white gifts of a carnation, stone pendant, and a teddy bear from
the American Cancer Society. They are (from left): Julie Scott, Louise Davis, Shirley
Tripp, Carol Walker, Shirley Raciti, Addie Osceola, and not pictured is Leeza Torres.

Survivors join local cancer walk


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
They came out with a true
survivor's spirit and walked
with heads held high during the
Breast Cancer Walk on Satur-
day. They are survivors of one
of nature's most heinous dis-
eases: cancer. Some had sur-
vived breast cancer, others
another form of it. But each one
of them fought a battle with the
disease and overcame its
wages.
The precious group, of sur-
vivors included the following
people: Julie Scott, Louise
Davis, Shirley Tripp, Carol Walk-
er, Shirley Raciti, Addie Osceola
and Leeza Torres.
About 200 friends and rela-
tives, of these survivors or of
other survivors in their own
sphere of acquaintance walked
to raise funds for cancer
research for the American Can-
cer Society (ACS). Ms. Raciti
said she was walking in honor
of a 25-year-old woman friend
who was just diagnosed with
breast cancer. Some walked in
remembrance of loved ones
lost to the disease.
Kari Stuart pushed her baby
in a stroller and said she was
walking for family members,
one who was fighting the dis-
ease and one who had passed
away. Sam Durrance and her
son Tuff were "just walking to
support the cause," she said.
The walkers gathered in Fla-
gler Park at 8 a.m. Saturday
under a glistening sun. They
registered, sampled the variety
of fruits and donuts and bagels,


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Pattie Mullins (left) stands next to fellow organizer Carrie
Heineman and gives an inspirational speech about how
she just lost her mom, who was also her best friend, nine
months ago to breast cancer. "This is really personal to
me," she said, her voice breaking up.


juice and coffee donated by
local vendors, and donned spe-
cially designed tee-shirts. Pink
and white carnations had been
donated for the survivors, and
each one received a special
pink and white teddy bear and
stone pendant. Country west-
ern music played from a staging
area, donated by DJ David
Stokes.
During a brief ceremony as a


prelude to the walk that started
at 9 a.m., ACS Executive Direc-
tor Roy Monk introduced the
organizing committee and
thanked the walkers, the ven-
dors, many of whom had
booths set up and gave items
away, and those who con-
tributed to ACS. He said their

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Man shot by



cop improves


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 36-year-old Okeechobee
man that was shot twice by a
deputy has been moved from
the intensive care unit and is
now in a private room at St.
Mary's Hospital in West Palm
Beach.
Dennis Keith Rock, S.E. 57th
Drive, was shot early Friday
morning by Corporal Paul Fer-
rell of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
Cpl. Ferrell is on administra-
tive leave while an internal
investigation into the shooting
is conducted, but is expected to
return to duty Aug. 22, said
Sheriff Paul May Monday after-
noon.
"He will be coming back
next Monday," said the sheriff
Cpl. Ferrell and two other
officers answered a domestic
violence call in Pioneer Estates
in the early morning hours of
Aug. 12. Sheriff May said the


man had reportedly choked his
wife, who fled to her sister's
home with their 9-year-old
daughter.
The wife, said Sheriff May,
had some minor injuries but
refused transport to a hospital.
The woman's sister, who
had called 9-1-1 around mid-
night, told the OCSO dispatcher
that Rock was possibly armed
with a .9mm handgun.
When they arrived at the
scene the outside area of the
mobile home was dark.
"Standing in the road, it was
pitch dark," said Major Noel
Stephen.
As they approached the
home, they heard a man call
out to them: "I have something
fory'all bring it on."
By the light of their flash-
lights, the deputies then saw a
man, later identified as Rock,
begin to walk toward them
with a rifle.

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Dairy farmers keep cattle cool


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Local dairy cattle farmers are
in agreement. The summer's
heat is extremely stressful for
dairy cattle.
According to information
from Mr. Pat Miller from the
county extension office, dairy
cattle become stressed when the
temperatures reach 78 degrees.
During the summer months,
there are many nights when the
low temperatures do not go
below 78.
With .temperatures soaring
well into the 90s and heat index-


es of over 100 degrees, what do
dairy farmers do to keep their
cattle cooled off?
In speaking with a few local
dairy farmers including Mr. Red
Larsen of Larsen's Dairy, Mr.
Larsen stated, "There are several
ways common in cooling
efforts." He reported the exis-
tence of 'free barns' at dairies
where cattle can roam through-
out a large structure with shade.
The free barns often have evapo-
rative misters which intermit-
tently douse cattle with cool
water at intervals along with the
aid of intermittent fans sending
cool breezes throughout the


barn. Other local dairy farmers
have stated that they include
electrolytes in water troughs to
help cattle withstand the blister-
ing summer heat and some have
reported the use of water coolers
for dairy cow drinking water.
During the hottest months of
July and August, some dairy cat-
tle will find a cooling water hole
to wallow in. Some local dairy
cattle farmers will refill the water
holes during the dry season so
that cows can keep cool.
There are differing opinions
on how healthful water holes are
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Larsen's Dairy includes a large structure called a 'free barn' to
help keep dairy cattle cool during summer's blistering heat.


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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 call-
ing (863) 763-6441 during those
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goal for the fundraiser was
$20,000, and they exceeded that
goal by having raised $28,000. He
said this was the first time they
did the breast cancer walk in
Okeechobee, having chosen it
from a list of three priority
fundraisers suggested by ACS. As
director of ACS in both Okee-
chobee and Martin counties, he
said a similar event will take place



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for the cows. "There is always the
potential for infection from dairy
cattle cooling in water holes", said
Mr. Miller. He also stated that there
-* is converse opinion about the ben-
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in Stuart on Oct. 15.
Committee member Pattie
Mullins addressed the crowd,
sometimes with a tearful voice.
She said ten months ago,.she lost
her mother, "my best friend," ta
breast cancer. She said 200,000 to
400,000 lives have been taken by
breast cancer. "I know my moth-
er ip here with me....1 will contin-
ue to support the American Can-
cer Society and breast cancer
research," she said.
Men, women, children, even
two dogs walked in the blistering


is very detrimental to dairy cow
milk production. Milk production
slowvs when a cow is stressed by
the heat. The water cools the enor-
mous amounts of blood pumping
through a dairy cow, helping to
maintain milk production, he
said."
Mr. Miller also mentioned the
newest in cattle barns which are
called 'tunnel barns'. "Two tunnel


heat. Carrie Heineman, event
chair, said 17 teams of 20 mem-
bers had pre-registered and a lot
more people showed up to walk
on the actual day of the event.
The 5K, 3-mile walk started from
under a pink and white bal-
looned gateway at Flagler Park on
Fifth Avenue, headed to 21 Street,
back down Third Avenue, went
on to U.S. 441 and back to the
park. Water stations were located
throughout the walk to help keep
the walkers hydrated.


barns are about to be constructed
locally, both at privately owned
dairies. The barns are closed on
one end with constant misters and
fans running creating a 'wind tun-
nel' effect with constant breezes
keeping cattle cooled off. Tunnel
barns are too expensive for many
farmers leaving them to continue
use of outdoor shade structures
and free barns."


Community Events

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

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 looking for a volunteer to become the director and a
board member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should com-
municate well with the public and should be able to seek support
from city and county officials, business executives and other
organizations. Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-
2306 for information.

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

Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of
operation 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 infor-
mation, contact the pool office at (863) 467-7667.


Shooting

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Sheriff May said the man had a
.22 cal. semi-automatic rifle in his
arms.
"It was loaded and there was a
round in the chamber," he said.
The deputies told Rock
"numerous times" to drop his
weapon.
Then, when he was about 40
feet from the deputy he began to
take an "aggressive position," said
Sheriff May.
Cpl. Ferrell then shot the man
twice with his .40 cal. Glock hand-
gun. One bullet struck the man in
the right hip, while the other
entered his left thigh.
The deputies then adminis-


tere.first aid until Emergency
Medical; .,,Services personnel
arrived at the scene. The 36-year-
old Rock-was then transported to
St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm
Beach by AeroMed.
Cpl. Ferrell has been with the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office for 12 years, and is a mem-
ber of that department's Special
Response Team (SRT). Since he is
a member of that team, he has
received more training than most
road deputies, said Sheriff May.
Charges have not been filed as
of yet. Assistant State Attorney
Ashley Albright was on the scene
shortly after the shooting and
interviewed those involved.
The state attorney's office will
file charges at the proper time,
said the sheriff.


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Outstanding students to join



delegates for youth program


WASHINGTON, D.C. Two
outstanding Florida high school
students will be selected to
spend a week in Washington
observing the federal govern-
ment in action.
Florida Senators Bill Nelson
and Mel Martinez today
announced that the United
States Senate Youth Program
(USSYP) has begun its statewide
selection process. The two Flori-
da students will join 102 other
delegates March 4-11, 2006 for
the program's 44th Annual
Washington Week.
The program was established
in 1962 by Senate Resolution
324, which resolved: "That the
Senate hereby expresses its will-
ingness to cooperate in a nation-
wide competitive high school
program which would give sev-
eral representative high school
students from, each state a short
indoctrination into the opera-
tion of the United States Senate
and the Federal Government
generally, if such a program can
be satisfactorily arranged and
completely supported by private
funds with no expense to the
Federal Government."
Since then, more than 4,300
students have participated in
this unique leadership program.
Each year, this program of the
United States Senate brings two
students from each state, the
District of Columbia and the
Department of Defense Educa-
tion Activity to Washington to
experience an intensive week-
long governmental study. USSYP
is fully funded by the William
Randolph Hearst Foundation -
no government funds are uti-
lized.
In addition to outstanding


leadership abilities and a strong
commitment to volunteer serv-
ice, the students rank academi-
cally in the top one percent of
their states. They continue to
excel and develop impressive
qualities that are often directed
toward public service. We are
proud that among the many dis-
tinguished former program del-
egates are Senator Susan Collins
of Maine, the first program dele-
gate elected to the Senate; Judge
Robert Henry, U.S. Court of
Appeals; former Ambassador to
West. Germany Richard Burt;
Presidential Advisor Karl Rove
and former Presidential Advisor
Thomas "Mack" McLarty. Addi-
tional distinguished alumni are
former Lt. Governor of Idaho
David LeRoy, Foreign Service
Officers, U.S. Attorney for New
Jersey Christopher Christie, mili-
tary officers, members of State
Legislatures, top Congressional
staff, healthcare providers and
university educators.
Each of the 104 student dele-
gates will receive a $5,000
undergraduate college scholar-
ship, in addition to the all-
expenses paid trip to our
nation's capital.
The student delegates will
visit Capitol Hill, the White
House, the Pentagon, the State
Department, the Supreme Court
and other highlights in Washing-
ton. They will meet with Sena-
tors, cabinet officers, govern-
ment leaders and policy-makers.
The delegate selection is
administered by each state's
chief school officer in coopera-
tion with high-school principals.
Delegates must be junior or sen-
ior elected student officers for
the 2005-2006 academic year


and reside in the state where
they attend school. Eligibility
considerations may also be
made for student representa-
tives elected or selected (select-
ed by a panel, commission or
board) to district, regional or
state-level civic or educational
organizations.
Each student must be a per-
manent resident of the United
States and currently enrolled in
a public or private secondary
school located in the state
(including for these purposes
the District of Columbia) in
which either one of his or her
parents or guardians legally
resides. Exceptions to the resi-
dency rule are made for the
Department of Defense Educa-
tion Activity and for states with
schools under Interstate Com-,
pacts.
Names of students selected
will be formally announced
mid-December. Since applica-
tion deadlines vary by state,
interested students in Florida
should contact their high school
principal or the state-level selec-
tion administrator indicated
below:
Ms. Annette B. Pitts: Execu-
tive Director, Florida Law Relat-
ed Education Association, 2874
Remington Green Circle, Talla-
hassee, Fla. 32308 or call (850)
386-8223.
The United States Senate
Youth Program received notifi-
cation -that the Florida selection
deadline is: Oct. 21. Program
brochure with detailed rules,
selection process and the 2005
program annual yearbook may
be accessed on the USSYP web-
site www.ussenateyouth.org.


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Alzheimer's information
Donna True, a licensed clinical social worker with the Alzheimer's Association was at one
of the many booths which were set up at the health fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. The health
fair which was sponsored by Florida Community Health Centers featured health care
professionals and organizations with booths set up for information and some with free
health screenings for visitors to the fair.



New Accessflorida program speeds


government assistance for patients


By D.Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Medicaid providers are excit-
ed about the new 'Accessflorida'
program through the Depart-
ment of Children and Families
(DCF). The program will allow
providers to assist patients in
need of government assistance
to get through the application
process a lot faster. Accessflorida
is a program where families no
longer need to drive to a DCF
service center office and com-
plete a paper application form
for services. The new program
allows for families to apply for
Medicaid or food stamps from
their own personal computer or
on any public or private comput-
er where internet service is pro-
vided.
Individuals or families who do
not have access to their own per-
sonal computer will soon be able
"to 'g6 to several locations locally
, ho -are 'partnering' with. the
department of Children and
Families in helping families to


apply online for services. Online
applications will speed up the
processing time for government
assistance and eliminate much of
the paperwork.
DCF operations and public
information manager, Christine
Demetriades stated that soon
PCs will be set up in the front
lobby of the Florida Community
Health Center (FCHC) with a
direct. link to Accessflorida.
FCHC, Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library and East Coast Migrant
are just a few of the growing
numbers of partners who have
entered into an agreement with
the DCF office to provide access
for online applications to the pro-
gram. Martha's House, which is a
center for counseling and service
for victims of domestic abuse
and violence, will soon partner
with DCF providing direct access
with a 'shortcut' link to Access-
florida' allowing victims to com-
plete their re'ques!''ffor govern-
ment assistance at the center.
An a,_ccss liaison with DCF
has been working area providers


to secure partnerships to allow
even more public access to the
system.
Ms. Demetriades said, "More
than 25 percent of applications
are placed with the use of the
online system which tells us that
more families do have access to
personal and private computers
and they have the computer
knowledge to use the system.
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Obituaries


Clifford R. Kilgore
-Reverend Clifford R. Kilgore,
age 80, Lakeland, died Thursday,
Aug. 11, 2005 at Lakeland Region-
al Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 27, 1924 in
Orme, Tenn. He came here from
Glomar, Ky. He was an ordained
bishop at the Church of God.
Pastor Kilgore was a member
of the Abundant Life Church of
God. He was also a veteran of the
U.S. Navy and a member of the
Underwater Demolition Team
during WWII. After returning
home from the war he went into
the ministry and proceeded to
pastor for 32 years in Sneads,
Bowling Green, Haines City, Talla-
hassee, Clearwater and Okee-
chobee. He was also instrumental
in establishing four new churches
around the state of Florida as well
as serving as Florida World Mis-
sions director for three years. Pas-
tor Kilgore served on the Govern-
ing Board of the Church of God-
for eight years.


Survivors include: his wife,
Betty Marie Kilgore, Lakeland;
son, Larry R. Kilgore of Okee-
chobee; daughter, Marilyn K.
Tarvin of Huntsville, Ala,; broth-
ers, Chester Kilgore of Lakeland
and Jim Kilgore of Woodstock,
Ga.; sisters, Jewel Barnett of Lake-
land and Donnas Hummell of
Longwood; four grandchildren
and'seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Aug. 14, at
Lanier Funeral Home. Funeral
service, were held Aug. 15, at
Abundant Life Church of God.
In lieu of flowers donation
may be made to the American
Legion post #64, 501 S.E. Second
.St. Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

Judith Rye
Judith Rye, age 58, of Okee-
chobee, died Sunday, Aug. 14,
2005 at her home. She was born
Nov. 5, 1946 in Colorado to Alice
Marie White. She was a hotel
security guard having come to
Okeechobee from Oregon in
2001. She was an avid bingo play-


Survivors include: sons, Larry
Joe (Tania) Sheehey of West Palm
Beach and Lee Allen (Mary) Shee-
hey of Okeechobee; five grand-
children, Cassidy, Savanah,
Roland, Alicen and Chelee; broth-
ers, Rodney E., Alvin L and Robert
A. Milton; sister, Quinda M. Tom-
lin all of Ocala.
No visitation or services will be
held.
All arrangements are entrusted
, to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.

Rutlitrella Floyd
Ruthtrella Floyd, age 32; of
West Palm Beach, died Sunday,
Aug. 7, 2005 at Good Samaritan
Medical Center in West Palm
Beach. She was born Oct. 15,
1972 in New Orleans, La., the
daughter of Sterling and Glinda
Murphy, Mrs. Floyd had been a
resident of West Palm Beach for
11 years. She accepted Christ and
was baptized at First Missionary


Baptist Church, under the leader-
ship of Rev. J.W. Dean. She later
moved to West Palm Beach
where she joined into the fellow-
ship of Life Church under the
leadership of Prophet Russell
Thomas.
Survivors include: sons, Ster-
ling Anthony, Roddick Anthony
and Canaam Floyd; daughter, Cin-
trella Floyd; mother, Glinda Mur-
phy; brother, Cornelius Mitchell;
sister, Vernita Murphy; grandpar-
ents, Charles and Martha McKin-
ney; and a host of uncles, aunts,
nieces, nephews, cousins, other
relatives and friends.
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral Home on Wednesday,
Aug. 17, from 5 until 6 p.m. Funer-
al services will be conducted at
the Bethel Baptist Church, 1258
N.E. 13th Ave. on Thursday, Aug.
18, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow
in Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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at the Okeechobee issues blog at http://newsblog.info/0904. It is a
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share your comments (but no personal attacks or profanities, please).
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RENTALS NEEDED: The problem with housing in this community
is that every time someone wants to build some apartments to help
those who need a place to rent, the people who own the property next
door go to the zoning board and block it. We need apartments. Not
everyone can afford to buy or rent a house and people need a place to
live. Some people don't want-the hassles of home ownership. We
need some nice rentals. I would rather see an apartment building go
up than another mobile home park. At least apartments go on the tax
roll.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Ask you child's teacher how much time they
work during the school year, I am quite sure it is far beyond the 40-
hour work week you are thinking of. Plus, when you indicate the three
months off during summer are you forgetting the continuing educa-
tion and certification courses that our teachers need to take, that they
pay for and complete on their own time? As for the time off during the
school year, everybody is entitled to a vacation this is also the time
that you spend with your child. I am very sorry if you are miserable at
your job, nobody deserves to have to spend most of their time at a
place they dislike. If it is that bad then do what our teachers have done
- go to school, get an education and make a difference.

TOO MANY INCREASES: It sure would be nice if we could do some-
thing about FP&L. I understand the need for the $2.50 increase a
month to help offset hurricane costs, but we all had our own costs too.
Another rate increase is crazy. I work 48 hours a week and am on a
salary, it's the same as being on a fixed income. How in the world can
we continue to pay our bills and still have money for things like food
and medicine if the electric and gas prices continue to climb. I am
forced to drive 60 miles each way to work and now may have to quit a
job I've had for 13 years because I can't make my monthly bills and
I don't do extras like movies or dinner out. I would just like to be able
to pay my monthly bills.

A LOT OF TIME OFF: This is in regard to teachers' pay. They have
three months off in the summer and I counted one year 30 days off in
the calendar year. I work two jobs and I do not have all this time off,
plus this is a day job.


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Letter to the Editor


Look at
the record
How- can we keep supporting
our president the way he is ruining
our country? He is so incompetent,
for a human being, and is very poor
joke for any office of our govern-
ment. He has ruined our economy
to the point of bankruptcy.
I have heard all the reasons we
should support him but it all points
to making business better than we
can afford. We the middle class
have done all the real paying of his
administration.
All of the reasons to keep him
are really getting bad now that we
know the real reason he has done
so well in the past. He is now in the
lowest percent of a good record of
any president and still the hardcore
Republicans support him.
I am not a Democrat or Republi-
can, but an independent that looks
at both sides and can see the truth
about things that are going on in
our government. All things are
being laid for a hard right govern-
ment all the way. That doesn't
make for a safe and secure country.
It makes for a country just like Iraq,
Iran and other countries that have a
government that lies to the general
public all the time, and behind the
scenes do what is best for them and
not for the country.
Now, this is not just my opinion
but the opinion of many people
who are disenchanted with G.W.


Bush and his administration. They
expected the best and, as it turns
out, got the worst.
Look at any record and the truth
can be seen by anyone who reads,
not what they want to read but
what is in the record. Bush is what
one would call a good ol' boy, but
this country doesn't need a good
boy in any form of government.
Just because he is likeable to his
cronies, just doesn't get it.
One can have a silver tongue but
Bush has proven he is no public
speaker at all not in any form.
He wanted to get into Iraq even
before he was voted in as our presi-
dent.
Look at the public records. G.W.
Bush is dangerous as well as his
administration to the U.S.A. and
other countries who are our allies.
The allies will become scarce after
a really good look at him is taken.
Take a good look at G.W, but
take a better look at oneself first and
see what your motive for voting
-him in has proven.
I am no expert in getting a man
or woman out of office but some-
one knows what to do to get rid of
this man who calls himself right
with his actions for the U.S.A.
I expect rebuttals to this and
welcome them.
I hope I have at least made
some people really look at them-
selves and their motive for getting
this man into office.
Robert Hills, Jr.


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Looking Back...
In this photo is the Archie Lamb, Sr., family with Archie
and Blanche and their children Archie, Jr., Bonnie and
Ramona. This family portrait was taken in the 1940s. He
was a former fire chief for the city of Okeechobee. This
photo also appears in the book "Strolling Down Country
Roads" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler
Williamson. Plans are currently under way by the Okee-
chobee Historical Society to reprint the book "Strolling
Down Country Roads". Recent interest in buying a copy
of the book has been increasing, and the Historical Soci-
ety needs an estimate of the number of books to order.
The expected cost is $35 to $40 per copy, and the socie-
ty hopes to have the books available by Christmas. If you
are interested in buying a copy of the book send your
name, address and telephone number to: Betty C.
Williamson, P.O. Box 249, Okeechobee, Fla., 34973. This
will not obligate you to buy the book, but you will be noti-
fied 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 Okee-
chobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee
News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them
while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and infor-
mation about the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.



Upcoming Events

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 inter-
ested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There
is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interest-
ed are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, 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 Cor-
ral 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 peo-
ple who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schiz-
ophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For informa-
tion, 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 CarShow 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 program 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
information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
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 5 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Health Department
auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at
(863) 763-0202. The other support group is held every Thursdays at 6
p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For
information on this group, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.


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

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.


Community Events

Regions Bank hosts Coffee Klatch
The Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be hosted by
Regions Bank, 305 N.E. Park St., on Aug. 18. All Chamber mem-
bers and guests are invited. Refreshments will be served. For
information, call (863) 763-5535.
Business women's luncheon planned
Okeechobee business women will hold a networking lunch-
eon Aug. 19 at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. 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.

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.

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 stu-
dents. The American Miniature Horse Registry classes will be
showcased on Saturday and the American Miniature Horse Asso-
ciation classes will be highlighted on Sunday. Halter (conforma-
tion) Classes will be held in the mornings and Performance
(jumping, obstacle and driving) Classes will be held in the after-
noon. 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, Martifi and Okeechobee coun-
'ies 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 equip-
ment you may need. For information during working hours call
(863) 763-6510. During hours the center is closed call (863) 467-
5261, or (863) 357-7711.

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

Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting
applications for the 2005/06 school year. Children turning 3 on or
before Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at
Northside Headstart, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. For appointments call
Sheryl Heater at (863) 357-8677, or Antonia Nunez at (863) 357-
2242. Headstart opens as. early as 7 a.m. Qualifying children may
stay as late as 5:30 p.m.
Labor Day Festival scheduled
The annual Labor Day Festival will be held Sept. 3-5 in Flagler
Park from' 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. Among the festivities
planned is the Chamber of Commerce hometown barbecue, arts
and crafts booths and food specialties. Please join Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce for an exciting weekend. Applica-
tions are available at the Chamber. For information, call (863)
763-6464.
Food donations help Children's Ranch
Radio station Reach FM will hold a Labor Day food. collection
to benefit Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E. Until Sept.
5, non-perishable food items can be left at: Badcock & More;
Costopoulos and Helton, CPA; Morton Agricultural Construction;
Nature's Pantry; Okeechobee Land Company; Okeechobee Mort-
gage; Pritchard and Associates and GMAC Real Estate; Rustic
Ranch Furniture; Sun Realty; and, Travel Easy RV. While you're
there, register to win one of Reach FM's Labor Day give-away


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the prescriptions. For example,
the vegetable crisper drawer is
generally warmer than the rest of
the refrigerator. The top shelf of
the refrigerator may be colder
than the bottom shelf.
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you when you leave the house,
you might want to put what you
need in a pill case instead of car-
rying the whole bottle around.
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in a bag that is in the car while
you shop. Temperatures inside a


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been left in the heat, consult your
doctor before taking any more
pills.
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aged by heat. Light and heat can
destroy the preservative in make-
up that help fight bacteria. Bacte-
ria can be transferred from your
face to the cosmetics when you
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are in the cosmetics to prevent
this bacteria from growing. Don't
leave cosmetics in a hot car.
Items of special concern are


mascara and lipstick.
Enriched foods, such as white
bread, can also suffer from heat
damage. For example, some
white breads have been fortified
with Omega 3 fatty acids. Pro-
longed exposure to heat can
cause these healthy fatty acids to
turn into dangerous "trans-fats".
Before making any change to
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sult your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription drugs. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
"healthy" foods.


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and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Con-
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the American Red Cross at (863)


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Red Cross seeks
DAT volunteers
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6 SPORTS The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, August 16, 2005


Deka and Kornmeier


take Okee-Tantie


Team Trail tourney


Fifty-five boats took to the
water of Lake Okeechobee on
Aug. 7 to compete in the latest
tournament of the Okee-Tantie
Team Trail.
When weigh-ins were com-
plete later in the day, Daryl
Deka and Rick Kornmeier's
31.02 lbs. of bass pushed them
into first place. They took home
a $1,500 check and two dinner
tickets to the Okeechobee
Steak House.
Justin Schwier and Juan
Ruiz took second place with
24.55 lbs. They earned $750 for
their day on the lake.
Third place went to John
and Steve Fairtrace for their
22.30 lb. catch. They received a
check for $650.
Dave Turner and Doug Har-
ris brought 21.60 lbs. to the
scale to capture fourth place
and a check for $550.
Fifth place went to Bill Rose
and Mary Starr for their 20.96
lb. sack of fish. They earned
$400 for their efforts.
Don Demott and Greg
Swinea placed sixth with 20.85
lbs. of fish. They collected a


check for $300 and a gallon of
oil compliments of Lakeshore
Marine.
Doug and Josh Vest finished
in seventh place with 19.97 lbs.
of fish. They received a $200
check and a filet knife and
DeHookers by X-Tools.
Bill Hays and Josh McIntosh
received two Pleuger Trion
reels and two All-Star rods for
their eighth place finish with
19.69 lbs. of fish.
The big fish of the day award
went to Gene and Travis
Woods. They pulled in a 7.92 lb.
beauty to take the big fish
award. They received $385 and
a plaque provided by Advanced
Engraving in addition to an X-
Tools digital culling system.
The second big fish award
went to Greg Norling and Gerry
Califano for their 7.63 lb. fish.
They received a check for $165
and an X-Tools manual culling
system.
The next tournament of the
Okee-Tantie Team Trail will
take place on Sept. 11 at the
Okee-Tantie Marina. Weigh-ins
begin at 3 p.m.


OG&CC Weekly Results


PI.G.S. League
Aug. 10 Traveled to Florida
Club. First place: J.W. Cain. Sec-
ond place: Randy Ketcherside.
Last place: (tie) Sunni Adams and
Russ Adams. Closest to pin: (2)
Terry Millette, (8) Mike Backish,


(11) J.W. Cain and (17) Terry Mil-
lette.
Aug. 12 First place: Kenny
Curran. Second place: Mike
Hedges. Last place: Mike Backish.
Closest to pin: (2) Harry White,
(8) Harry Simmons, (11) Mike
Backish and (17) Kenny Curran.


Volleyball pre-season tournament kicks off


The O.H.S. volleyball season
officially gets under way tomorrow
when the Okeechobee High
School Lady Brahmans host the
seventh annual Chobee Pre-Season
Classic.
The first game is scheduled for 3
p.m. between Glades Day and,
Okeechobee. The second match
will pit Sebring against Merritt
Island Christian, a final four team in
2004, at 4:30 p.m. A consolation
match will take place at 6 p.m., fol-
lowed by the championship match
at 7:30 p.m.
The Lady Brahmans will be
defending the Classic Cup Trophy
they claimed last year with wins
over Vero and Glades Day.
The 3 p.m. match between the
Gators from Glades Day and the
Brahmans should be spirited. The
two squads traveled to North Car-
olina together this summer where
they attended volleyball camp at
Appalachian State University and
went white-water rafting. The Brah-
mans captured the camp champi-
onship, with the Gators finishing
third.
"I'm sure this will be a hard
fought match," said Brahman head
coach George May. "Both teams
want bragging rights."


The Brahmans return five vw rsity
players from last year's 13-13 cam-
paign. Outside hitters Kelley Smiley
and Tierra Allen are expected to see
plenty of action as are setters Shau-
naye Brown, Amanda May and
middle Katie Bryan. .All five are
beginning their third year of varsity
competition and according to
Coach May that experience will
play a big role in Okeechobee's
success.
"All five are basically third year
starters," explained May. "Katie
Bryan and Tierra Allen have moved
back to their natural positions and
setters Shaunaye Brown and
Amanda May have been much
more consistent than last season."
Seven of last year's junior varsity
players have moved up to varsity for
2005. They include Jessica Klingler,
Lauren Throop, Mourissa Sim-
mons, Erin Kersey, Joleyne Skeen
Erica Zinsky and Kaylie Smith.
The Lady Brahmans' regular
season gets under way on Tuesday,
Aug. 23 with a home match against
district rival Lincoln Park Academy.
The junior varsity match will begin
at 5 p.m., with the varsity taking the
floor at 6 p.m. They will then travel
to South Fork on Wednesday, Aug.
24, and return home for a match


against John Carroll on Thursday,
Aug. 25. The freshmen team will
play at 5 p.m., followed by the jun-
ior varsity at 6 p.m. The varsity
match will begin at 7 p.m.
The 2005 volleyball schedule is:
Aug. 16 Chobee Pre-Season
Classic-3 p.m.
Aug. 23 Lady Brahmans vs.
Lincoln Park Academy- HOME 5
p.m. and 6 p.m.
Aug. 24 Lady Brahmans at
South Fork away 5 p.m., 6 p.m.
and 7 p.m.
Aug. 25 Lady Brahmans vs.
John Carroll HOME 5 p.m., 6
p.m. and 7 p.m.
Aug. 30 Lady Brahmans at Ft.
Pierce Westwood away 5 p.m.
and 6 p.m.
Sept. 01 Lady Brahmans vs.
Sebring HOME 5:30 p.m. and 7
p.m.
Sept. 06 Lady Brahmans vs.
Jensen HOME 5 p.m., 6 p.m.,
and 7 p.m.
Sept. 09 & 10 Varsity tourna-
ment at Winter Park- Orlando
Sept. 14 Lady Brahmans at
John Carroll-away-5 p.m., 6 p.m.
and 7 p.m.
Sept. 15 Lady Brahmans at
Sebastian River- away- 5 p.m. and
6p.m.


Sept. 20 Lady Brahmans at
Forest Hill away 5 p.m. and G
p.m.
Sept. 21 Lady Brahmans vs.
Vero Beach HOME 5:30 p.m.
and 7 p.m.
Sept. 27 Lady Brahmans at
Glades Central- away- 5 p.m. and
6p.m.
Sept. 29 Lady Brahmans at
Martin County away 4:30 p.Im.
5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 Palm
Beach Classic varsity tournament
Oct. 5 Lady Brahmans vs. Sun-
coast HOME 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and
7p.m.
Oct. 11 Treasure Lake Playoff-
TBD
Oct. 13 Lady Brahmans at
Glades Day away 5:30 p.m. and
6:30 p.m.
Oct. 18 District Tournament -
varsity- HOME
Oct. 20 District Tournament -
semi-finals-HOME 4:30 p.m., 6
p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 25 Regional Tournament
-TBA
Oct. 29 Regional Semifinal -
TBA
Nov. 03 Regional Final TBA
Nov. 9-12 State Tournament -
Lakeland


Brahman 2005 Football Schedule


Varsity
Aug. 19 Okeechobee at
Moore Haven away 7 p.m.
Aug. 26 Okeechobee vs.
South Fork HOME 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 02 Okeechobee at
Avon Park-away 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 09 Okeechobee vs.
Lake Placid HOME 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 Okeechobee vs.
John Carroll away 7 p.m.
Sept. 23 Okeechobee at
LaBelle away 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 30 Okeechobee vs.
Sebastian River HOME -- 7:30


p.m.
Oct. 07 Okeechobee vs.
Sebring Homecoming HOME
- 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 14 Okeechobee vs. Ft.
Pierce Westwood HOME 7:30
p.m.
Oct. 21 Open date
Oct. 28 Okeechobee at Mar-
tin County- away- 7 p.m.
Nov. 04 Okeechobee at
Clewiston away- 7:30 p.m.

Junior Varsity
Sept. 01 Okeechobee at
South Fork- away- 7 p.m.


Sept. 08 Okeechobee at
Clewiston- away- 7 p.m.
Sept. 15 Okeechobee vs.
Martin County HOME 7 p.m.
Sept. 22 Okeechobee vs.
LaBelle- HOME 7 p.m.
Sept. 29 Okeechobee vs.
Vero Beach HOME 7 p.m.
Oct. 06 Okeechobee at Ft.
Pierce Central (Lawnwood) -
away-4 p.m.
Oct. 13 Okeechobee at Cen-
tennial (Lawnwood) away 7
p.m.
Oct. 20 Okeechobee at
Sebastian River- away- 7 p.m.


Freshman Football
Sept. 01 Okeechobee at
South Fork away 5 p.m.
Sept. 08 Okeechobee vs.
Lake Placid HOME 5 p.m.
Sept. 15 Okeechobee vs.
Martin County- HOME 5 p.m.
Sept. 22 Open date
Sept. 29 Open date
Oct. 06 Okeechobee at Lake
Placid away 4 p.m.
Oct. 11 Okeechobee vs.
Jensen Beach HOME 5 p.m.
Oct. 20 Okeechobee vs.
South Fork-HOME-5 p.m.


Local angler finishes in money at Lake Istokpoga


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Local angler and professional
guide, Larry Wright, took fifth
place in the Headturners3.com
bass tournament at. Lake Istok-
poga last Saturday. He brought a
tournament limit of three fish to
the scale weighing a total of 14.84
lbs. to sew up fifth place and earn


$300 for the day.
Pat Malone, president of Head-
turners3.com arrived at the lake
Saturday morning to find that a
severe storm Friday night had
damaged the Headturners tourna-
ment trailer, tarps and awnings. To
his amazement, anglers were
already hard at work putting things
back together so that the tourna-
ment could go on as scheduled.


Forty-seven anglers took to the
lake at safe light to compete in
what would turn out to be a blis-
tering hot day. It was a tough day
on the lake with only 14 of the.
anglers bringing in bags of fish
weighing in double digits.
The results of the tourna-
ment were: (1) Brandon Med-
lock-24.80 lbs.; (2) Dallas Hin-
kle-17.08 lbs.; (3) Chris


Altimari-16.20 lbs.; (4) Ed
Stoothoff-15.74 lbs.; (5) Larry
Wright-14.84 lbs.; (6) Remo
Beaver-14.82 lbs.; (7) Doug Har-
ris-12.64 lbs.; (8) Barry Tarpley-
12.30 lbs.; and, (9) John
Hendry-12.06 lbs.
Headturners3.com will return
to Okeechobee on Sept. 17 for a
one-day tournament at Okee-
Tantie Marina.


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Sports Briefs

Soccer sign ups The riinimum number of and, platinum membership is tion contact Coach Mark Ward
participants in each age division $1,200. at (863) 634-1722.
to begin Aug. 22 is 30 players. A portion of each member-
Registration for the Okee- Games will be played locally, ship goes to the general athletic OHS sports
chobee County Parks & Recre- and will start Oct. 1 and end fund, and another portion goes
ation Department's Youth Soc- before Christmas. into a scholarship trust. seats on sale
cer League will be held For information, call the For information, call Brah- Gold seats and reserved seats
Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. until recreation department at (863) man head football coach Chris are now on sale for O.H.S.
5 p.m. 763-6950. Branham at (863) 462-5050. sports.e
g- up- wl sports.
Sign-ups will start Monday, 'Touchdown Club Brahman golfers The cost of a gold seat is $100
Aug. 22, and end Friday, Sept. 2. uchdown Club Brahman golfers and entitles the holder to admis-
All sign-ups will be held at the seeks new members host fund raiser sion to all home Brahman
recreation department office, The Okeechobee High The Brahman and Lady Brah- games with the exception of
309 N.W. Second St. School Touchdown Club is seek- man golf teams will host their state-sponsored activities such
The registration fee is $25 per ing new members. The purpose annual golf tournament fund as bowl games, jamborees or
child. Parents will need to pres- of this club is to promote pride, raiser on Aug. 27, at the Okee- playoffs.
ent a copy of their child's birth respect, spirit and unity among chobee Golf and Country Club. Reserved seats entitle the
certificate at the time of registra- the.O.H.S. players and student The entry fees are $50 per player holder to admission to all home
tion. The child's age as of Dec. body, staff, coaches, families for a four-player team. Hole Brahman football games. The
31, 2005, will determine their and the business community. sponsorships are $100 each. Brahman football games. The
age division.' Anyone interested in the foot- There will be an 8 a.m. shotgun cost of the reserved seats is $40
Age divisions will be: 14 and ball program at O.H.S. is invited start. Lunch will be provided to per seat.
under; 12 and under; 10 and to join. Bronze membership is all-participants. There will be For information on where to
under; 8 and under; and, 6 and $300; silver membership is various prizes awarded at the obtain tickets, contact Mike
under. $600; gold membership is $900; end of the tourney. For i.nforma- Radebaugh at (863) 462-5025.



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The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, August 16, 2005


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The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, August 16, 2005 '


At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
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
Thursdayat 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "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

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics'#1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accept-
ed include; plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811; or, Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.
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 com-
munity with .lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed External Defibrillation, and
HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the Ameri-
can Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to
find out more.
Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents.
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are spe-
cially trained and certified to inves-
tigate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out
inspections of facilities. Licensed
social workers, pharmacists, elder
law attorneys, physicians, nurses
and others with a sincere interest
in the elderly are urged to apply.
Call Linda Slattery at (772) 595-
1385.
Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet at
(863) 467-0183.
Birth control for
animals is offered
Martin County A.B.C. Program
is available for Okeechobee resi-
dents. The rates to spay/neuter
cats and dogs are: female cat- $15;
male cat $10; female dog $25;
and male dog $25. Applications
may be picked up at the Pen-
nySaver, St. Vincent's, Salvation
Army or Animal Control. For infor-
mation, call (772) 283-4137 or
(772) 336-0339.
Vaccine for


rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec. 10-
111, Vaccination against rabies
required and Okeechobee City
Ordinance 4-26, vaccinations. All
dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months
and older must be vaccinated
once a year by a licensed veterinar-
ian against rabies with a United
States Government approved vac-
cine. Animal licenses are pur-
chased at the Animal Control facili-
ty with proof of current rabies
vaccination. For information, call
Animal Control at (863) 357-3225.


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2 PERSON PADDLE BOAT
Found floating in Taylor's
Creek, call to identify
(863)357-1694.
COCKER SPANIEL- Young,
Found near 98 on Mitchell
Rd. Call to identify.
(863)467-5469


BLACK SCHNAUZER, Little
"Buddy" & PIT MIX, Brown
"Roxy". Dearly mixed. Please
call (863)634-0453
BULLS (2) one black, one dark
brown. Approx lyr old. Last
seen vic. of Otter Creek. Son
misses dearly (863)467-1578


ALUMINUM TRUCK TOPPER
Good for scrap aluminum &
Very strong wood picnic table
You haul (863)763-5543
BLACK MIX CHOW- female, 6
mos old, great disposition,
very friendly, to good home
only (863)697-1745.
CUR & RED NOSED PIT- 8,
All males puppies, going on
7 wks.
(863)675-6773/673-2889
FIRE WOOD, You load & haul.
Cut in small pcs.
(863)697-2032
Free to good home, 4 mo. old
male kitten, white & gray.
(863)763-7854


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MONTH OF AUGUST'05
Daily 8am-5pm
Furniture, Household, Etc.
Taylor Creek Lodge 441
SE
Follow the Signs


CORKY & MARY RISLEY are
looking for David Mendez if
anyone knows how to con-
tact call (863)675-0885




Employment
Fall-Time 205
Employment -
MedIcal 210
Employment -
Part-!T e 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Informatiop 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 g r.8 info.

A/C SERVE. TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3yrs. 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
BATCH PANEL
OPERATOR
At Feed Mill, Computer
exp. needed, Benefits
Available. Apply at
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th St.,
Okeechobee.
(863)763-5586


ASSISTANT MANAGER
$28,600 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume to
863-467-2402 or
apply within.

& HOSTESS
Apply Within.
Camp Cook/Housekeeper,
must be neat, clean de-
pendable. Exp'd in cooking &
cleaning for large crowds.
Weekends a must. Call Lisa
(863)763-9950
CRANE OPERATOR
Great benefits
(877)304-4100
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & PIT
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
benefits 863-467-5000
FULL or PART-TIME
Responsible Cleaning Person
for private home. The key
Individual would also drive a
car when necessary.
Past references & very clean
driving history a must
Call Debbie: Monday-Friday.
8:45am-3:30pm
(863)467-2982
HEAD HOUSEKEEPER
Bi-Lingual English/Spanish
Apply in person at
Pier II
2200 SE Hwy 441
Ask for Christfina

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Help 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
MECHANIC Exp'd only. Good
hrly. commission rate @ Ford
Dealership. Okeechobee Motor
Co.@3175 Hwy. 441S.
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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442'



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

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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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 MAPI!!




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


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


HELP WANTED
Warehouse/delivery
Full time 401 K, Insurance
Class B CDL w/hazmat
Basic computer skills
Apply South East milk
1005wn Park St. Okee

IMMEDIATE OPENING
*TRUCK HEAVY
EOUIPMENIT 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.
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
PAINTERS NEEDED
Experienced only
Must have transportation
(863)634-0296
Pipe Layers & Pipe Laborers
for local road construction.
(954)321-9336 fax 321-0621
EOE, M/F, DFWP
RNs Needed
Arcadia, Florida
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
Liberty Healthcare is currently
seeking RNs for the Florida
Civil Commitment Center lo-
cated on East Rt. 70 in DeSoto
County. Psych/Corrections
experience a plus. Earn $24
an hour plus full benefits
package. 8-hour day shift; 40
our M/F work week. One
hour southeast of Sarasota
and Bradenton.
Call Carol Wertley
(800)331-7122
after hours (610)389-7437
fax (610)668-7689;
carolw(libertyhealth corn
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
During Business Hours
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attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


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




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

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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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License # CBC055264
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Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044

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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins 'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment '
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,'
Equipment 665
Pets, Supplies '
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television.'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
hooks. $1000.
(772)489-6837
PIANO -Turn of the Century
Moving, Must Selll 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.
CROSLEY STOVE- Electric,
New Paid $325 asking $275
(863)357-2233
DRYER- Kenmore, Excellent
shape, free delivery, only
$75. Call 863-675-8937.
FREEZER- 9 cu $50. or best
offer (863)763-5422
REFRIGERATOR- Frigidaire,
side by side, ice on door,
7yrs old, $300 neg.
(863)674-0677.
WASHER & DRYER- White
Westinghouse, 7 yrs old,
$300 or best offer.
(863)674-0677.





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




SLIDING GLASS DOOR- $150
or best offer.
(863)357-3633


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,
1ir, 5 ? 9 10, $300.
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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 LATITUDE CP LAPTOP-
w/accessories, $200.
(866)855-0902.
DELL-kyboard, mouse, moni-
tor, great for school/home,
0ames, fast Si able epsanol.
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.


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


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BUNK BEDS with matching mas, Electrical, Plays music
desks, 2 solid wood, $300. & Skaters skate around.
Call (863)673-0920 or 24"x30"$40.863-357-0125
863-675-9243 TROPHY'S- 31, Marble bas-
COMPUTER DESK es, $40. or will separate.
Large, L shaped, med-dark (863)612-9233
color composite wood. $75 W R O hl .
(863)467-1104 WATER COOLER- holds 2.5
or 5 gallons bottled water,
COMPUTER DESK: Like new cold dispenser & cup holder.
w/lock box, filing cabinet & $25 (863)675-0104.
large drawer. Wooden. $75 or
best offer. (863)467-4175 M ic
COUCH, Broyhill, Sleeper,. tumns 0
Floral pastel. $150 or best
offer (863)357-3633 CONN TROMBONE- W/case,
excellent condition, $350
Dining Room Table, w/6 pad- firm. (863)763-7574.
ded Captain's.chairs, new,
whitish color, New, $550 FRENCH HORN, Good condi-
(863)357-2233 Okee area. tion in case. Ideal for begin-.
R SITE- cherr wood, 2 ner. Pd $900, Asking $300.
DR SUITE- cherry wood, 2 K(863)7- 4- 3173
capts chairs, 2 side chairs,. .
padded $3 UITA
-68)763-2 Made(
FURNITURE Living room set, best offer (863)467-0627
Dining room set & Bedroom e oni o
set $1000 for all or will sep. ORGAN- Freedom II, Excellent
(863)467-2910 condition $2000.
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD, (863)467-4253
King Size, Mountain style, TENOR SAX- Conn, with case,
solid pine, $200. Asking $475.
(863)634-2582 (863)675-4098 evenings


LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc. $40
(863)227-4233
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
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 ban/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good battcharger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
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)697-9519
REMINGTON 1100- Automatic
shot gun w/ 26" Remchoke
barrel & synthetic stock.
$250. (863)902-0381
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



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
PLATES EXERCISE BOARD
great for strength training.
$100. (863)697-3090
SMITH MACHINE Welder
Pro 545 Gymw/ Olympic
weights & bart bench $200
or best offer (863)467-6434
WEIGHT BENCH Weider, in-
cludes 185 Ibs of cement
weights & bar. In gd shape.
$50 (863)675-7734
WESLO Treadmill folds for
storage. $100.
(863)697-3090


COMMODE full size, for use
alone or over toilet. Like new
condition $10
(863)983-1848
DELUXE 3 WHEEL CART-
Heavy duty, Never used.
Paid $1800. Asking $950.
(863)675-2593
Deluxe Quickie G424 Motor-
ized Scooter, black & bur-
gundy, pd. $4000+, asking
2500. (863)612-9811
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
Wheelchairs, walkers & more.
Please call for-more info.
(863)763-2334
WALKER, Aluminum w/2
large front wheels, very
good condition. $25.
(863) 763-2458


COKE MACHINE, $200.
863)228-0127 for more in-
ormation.
CORNING WARE 19 pCs,
cooking/baking, assorted siz-
es, Cornflowerpattern. Some
glass lids $50 (863)983-1848
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
MIIOIfPAII lOfi RV I'P;i+


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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered B25
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer B35
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



Quarter Horse Mare, 8 yrs.
old & Quarter Horse Gelding, 3
yrs. old. $3000 for both, will
sep. (239)694-5611
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


PA SYSTEM: 4 Chan. Peavey,
Rhythm Machine, Basement
Amp (Fender), Microphones...
$500 neg. (863)357-0406
PIANO, Baldwin, upright,
$300. (863)697-3389


AFFENPINSCER- AKC, Fe-
male, Older, To a Seniors
Home $225. (863)983-6537
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
JACK RUSSEL, Female, Lost
of in vic. of Potter Rd. on Aug.
10th. Tri Colored. Reward!
"Skitter". (863)697-6652
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.
PUG- 5 mos old, male, shots,
$500, (863)675-0101
SHOW RABBITS w/ nice
cages & accessories. $150
for all or will .sep.
(863)228-7230
TANKS 55 gal. on aluminum
stand, 10 gal. on wrought
iron stand & 20 gal. $125 for
all will sep. (863)675-0247
YORKIE- Teacup, Female, 4
Ibs, 9 mo. old, Spayed. With
papers, Housebroken. $1500.
neg. 863-634-9620 Okee
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $20 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.



POOL TABLE- 7', Slate, New
felt, Valley coin-op, Ball return
Missing coin mechanism)
500 firm 989-621-7589
ULTRA LIGHT KIT- fixed wing,
3/4 finished, $1600 or best
offer. (239)394-5888 or
(906)281-2127



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. $550 863-467-9766


AIR COMPRESSOR- codmer-
cial, $250 (239)694-5611.
Bandsaw, 14 inch central ma-
chinery woodcutting with at-
tachments, $75.
(863)467-0085
DOG BOX, w/diamond plate
top & tool box, $350.
(863)634-3142
ELECTRIC WELDER- Lincoln,
with long leads. $100.
(772)489-6837



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



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

VHS/VDS 737


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


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



TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS
Available ImmediatelyllI
Fully furnished, pool, tennis.
1 Bdrm., 1 Ba. $800 + util.
2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. $1000 + until.
215-598-3515/359-7779


-Okee, 2BR/1BA, w/screened
on iKoom, elec. boat lift, on wa-
ter, completely furn., $1100
fPmo. + sec. dep.
863)763-6886/447-1093.
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 0



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



OKEE- Waterfront 3BR, 2BA,
Double lot, 2-Living rooms, 2-
Carport's, 3-Storage sheds.
120K 863-467-4449
OKEECHOBEE 3br, 2ba, dbl
wide, in Pine Oak Village off.
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,
corner lot $159,900
2181 SE 25th Dr
(863)763-9358





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


ALUMINUM BOAT
16ftlong, 5ft wide. $100
(863)675-8760
AQUA SPORT, 20', 150hp
Johnson, runs & looks good,
$2500. (863)467-2104


BOAT, MOTOR & TRAILER
'89 MXI deck boat, 150
Merc Force Eng. $2000
(863)763-5156
CAROLINA SKIFF 14ft
W/ '02 Merc. elec start 25h/p
motor, less than 20hrs, magic
tilt trir, trolling motor, all like
new. Ready to go $3500 firm
(772)461-3350 / 528-4586
FIBERGLASS BOAT, 14',
w/45hp Chrysler motor, gal-
vanized trailer, $600.
(863)467-1037
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.
JON BOAT, 14 Ft. w/trailer.
9.9 Johnson, New seats,
Live well. Runs great. $700.
(863)801-3527
MERCURY '01, 25 HR 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
askfor 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 YZ80, '01- looks
and runs great, $1300 or
best offer. (863)357-1577.



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


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BASS BOAT, 15' aluminum,
Mariner eng., 25hp, olive
well, troll. mtr., exc. cond.,
$2200. (561)662-7687


Busies
Oppotuntie I03I


Hunting
ProporyI


Huntin
Propery 10301


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.







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excellent condition. Like
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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
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classiled

Automobiles
ll -

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


ACURA INTEGRA 1995,
Sporty car, mileage 180K,
cold air, well-maintained.
$2,350. (863)467-9950
CADILLAC STS'92- fully load-
ed, AC, CD, gold STS rims,
sunroof, runs great, asking
$3500 (863)675-0104.
CHEVY CAMARO Z28'94
Greatfor 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.mls., Good A/C.
Good shape w/brand new
tires. $2500 (863)634-5473
GEO METRO '92 4 door,
runs good, auto, no a/c,
$750 or best offer
(863)467-1210
HONDA CIVIC 1995, Good
condition. Runs good &
Great on gas. $1500 or best
offer. (863)634-3029
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
OLD'S CUTLASS- '90, low
miles, 4 door, Runs great.
$1500. (863)634-2582
PONT. BONNIVILLE, '92- full
power, AC, reliable car, call
for details, asking $2000
(863)675-2598 Iv msg.
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
VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec-
tors, runs great, nds re-
stored, $1000 or best offer
(863)675-6214 after 6pm


VOLKSWAGON BEETLE 1971,
$1200. Runs, needs minor
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
JEEP- '85, Selling parts or
whole. $650.
(863)697-1742
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs and
looks good $2500.
863-673-0920/675-9243.


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
CHROME RIMS & TIRES -
18", like new, 6 lug, asking
$1200 or best offer.
(863)634-135.0.
MERCURY SABLE, '94- good
motor, radiator just replaced,
good tires, bad trans, $600
neg. (863)763-6888.
RIMS W/TIRES- 20" wheels
were on truck, $2000 call for
more details
(863)673-2671.
TIRES & RIMS- 17", 5 LUG
Ford rims with tires. $100.
(863)634-5129
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt
700, $300/best offer.
(863)467-8856
TURBO 350 TRANS Rebuilt,
$250/best offer.
(863)467-8856 ,
WENCH, Military Style,
10,000 lb., hydraulics, pow-
er take off & more. Excellent
cond. $400. (863)634-4202


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


FORD F150 '88 w/good 302
motor, good work truck.
$400 or best offer
(863)357-3372
Isuzu Hombre, '97, 73k orig.
ml., 5 spd., cold arctic a/c,
exc. condo $2395 or best
offer. (863)533-0244


CHEVY BLAZER '93 Excel-
lent cond. Must see! $2500
(863)763-2666
JEEP CHEROKEE '90- Limited
Edition, leather interior, will
run but needs parts, $500
(863)673-3134.
OLDS BRAVADA '93 clean
vehicle, really good body,
needs motor $200
(863)357-3372


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


CHEVY VAN EXPRESS- '00,
Excellent condition. $8900.
Okeechobee (863)357-0037
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


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500





LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of
the Turasure Coast Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Job Training Con-
sortium announces a public meeting
of the Youth Council to which all per-
sons are invited:
Date & Time:
Tuesday, August 23, 2005 -8:15 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S S Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Floda 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board, A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
tacting:
Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port S Lucie, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal any
" cision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is
based, In order to provide a record for
judicial review.
75629 ON 8/16/05


Iubi Notic


Pbic Notic


NOTICE OF OUA MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okeechobee Utlity will meet in Special
Session on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 8:30 AM, at the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority Offices, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of this
meeting Is to address the following:
Developer's Agreement
Rates
Executive Director
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will
need a record of proceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court
recorder, stenographer, or a tape recorder for such verbatim record.
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
Landon C. Fortner, Jr.
Executive Director
77623 ON 8/16/05



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Community Events


Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a yard sale Sept. 9 and 10 from
8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at the air conditioned Hos-
pice of Okeechobee Volunteer House at the corner of S.E. Fourth St.
and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.

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 classes
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 seniors 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 Sat-
urday Sept. 17, and will be starting a boating safety and seamanship
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 corhmliance with the rules.
You will learn the boating rules of the road. Pickup tips on trailering
and using your boat safely and efficiently. The last program was
packed with people from 12 to over 60 years in age. Seating is limit-
ed. Times for both programs will be announced soon, but seating is
limited. Call (863) 467-3085 for information or to pre-register.


Bake sale funds youth facility
The Okeechobee Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St.,
will hold a bake sale 'that includes and encourages county-wide
participation 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 Center, (863) 763-3212.


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 Exter-
nal Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okee-
chobee 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 Coun-
ty Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Gov-
ernor 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 pro-
grams' services that they provide to our children. Those interested
in completing an application should contact Cathleen Blair, execu-
tive director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255.

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


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