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Okeechobee N ews


Vol. 96 No. 234 Monday, August 22, 2005 504 Plus tax


Inside

Chizzywinks
are nuisances
A recent caller asked us a
question that really challenged
our staff, and it could only
come from a person living in
Okeechobee: "How do you get
rid of tiddlywinks?" I had to
consult some of the more
experienced Extension agents,
and surprise we were able
to come close to a response.
At first I asked the caller if he
really meant tiddlyy winks". For
those English teachers out
there, tiddley winks could be
either a children's board game
played with poker chips or Tid-
dlewink, an obscure hamlet in
England. I did find a reference
to a "chizzywink" a fictitious
creature in a children's story a
Tony Johnson. None of these
seemed a likely .response for
the county agent.
Veteran Okeechobee agent
Pat Miller suggested, "Maybe
he does mean. chizzywinks?"
"Yes that's what I mean" the
caller replied. And that contin-
ued to confuse me until Pat
explained that the caller was
probably referring to an insect
common to interior Florida -
the aquatic midge, which is
know locally as a chizzywink
- a good subject for this
weeks featured article.
Page 6

Crist warns
of check scam
TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist warns
Floridians to avoid a new scam
that has surfaced in Florida and
at least 17 other states involv-
ing forged documents that
appear to be official checks
issued by the State of Arkansas.
The scam can victimize indi-
viduals or businesses that cash
the checks, costing the victims
several thousand dollars.
The scam targets individu-
als who post resumes online,
primarily at the
Careerbuilder.com website.
These individuals receive email
messages that purport to be
from a European computer
company interested in hiring
them. The "company" claims
to do business with clients in
the United States but needs
someone in the U.S. to help
process checks it has received
from those clients. One of the
supposed clients is the State of
Arkansas.
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Drought Index
Current: 391
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None


Lake levels

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

Index

Classifieds . .10-12
Comics . . .9
Community Events .. .4


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Special to the Okeechobee News/Rachel Muros
Okeechobee High School Volleyball players enjoyed a night of games and fun in the
OHS gym on Saturday. The event was designed to help the players get to know each
other and to build team spirit. One of the games was balloon pyramid. Freshman, Junior
Varsity and Varsity Teams had to blow up balloons, "bump" them across the gym (like
a volleyball), and tape them together to make a pyramid. The pyramid event was won
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Freshman Volleyball Coach Ashley Hawkins (left) sings karaoke with some of the vol-
leyball players, at the team's Getting to Know You night on Saturday in the Okeechobee
High School gymnasium.


Chamber prepares for


The plans are finalized for the
2005 Labor Day Festival and con-
cert sponsored by the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of
Commerce.
During the Labor Day week-
end's events, the KOA conven-
tion center will be the site for the
first in a series of country legends
concerts. Appearing on stage
Sept. 4, at 7 p.m., will be
Nashville recording star, Bobby
G. Rice, accompanied by Okee-
chobee's own Nashville record-
ing artist, Phil Eddings and Red-
wing. Bobby G. Rice was
number one on the charts for
weeks with the song, "You lay so
easy on my mind" and "Crystal
Chandelier". Bobby Rice is also
well known for "Mountain of
Love" and "Sugar Shack". Phil
Eddings recorded "Time on My
Hands" and "Shadows of the
Blues". Tickets are on sale at the
Chamber office for $10 each and


children 6 and under are free.
Come join us for this great music
spectacular and listen to one of
country's greats in the enclosed
air-conditioned convention cen-
ter at Okeechobee KOA! Please
call (863)763-6464 for informa-
tion or tickets.
The Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce is also the sponsor of
the Labor Day festival events in
downtown Flagler Park from
Sept. 3-5. The park areas will host
many arts and crafts booths, vari-
ety of food, Seminole arts and
crafts and food, other delectable
food booths and live music. The
musicians are coordinated by Mr.
Phil Eddings and Mrs. Emma
Polly. If you wish to inquire about
a booth, please call the Chamber
office at (863) 763-6464.
The Okeechobee Cattle-
women will be sponsoring a
steak dinner/dance on Saturday,
Sept. 3, at the Elks Lodge on S.R.


Labor Day
70 E. For information and tickets,
please call Nancy Gagliardi at
Rustic Ranch Furniture (863)763-
9899.
The Okeechobee Cattlemen's
Association will be the hosts of
the annual Labor Day Parade on
Monday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. The
parade will begin from S.W
Fourth St.
(U-Save supermarket) north
on U.S. 441 to S.R. 70 W. and
continue on to S.W. Seventh
Avenue where it will end. There
is no charge for entering the
parade. Applications can be
picked up at the Chamber of
Commerce office.
The Cattlemen will also pres-
ent the annual Labor Day Rodeo
on Saturday, Sunday and Mon-
day, Sept. 3-5 at the Cattlemen's
Arena on U.S. 441 N. For tickets
and information, please call Eli's
Western Wear, (863)763-2984.


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News Briefs COE, SFWMD adjust releases from Lake Okeechobee


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

Foley's aide
to visit locally
OKEECHOBEE Ann Deck-
er, aide to U.S. Representative
Mark Foley (R), 16th Congres-
sional district, will hold office
hours on Thursday, Aug. 25, in
room 106 of the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 N.W.
Second St., from 9 until 11 a.m.
She can also be reached by
calling (863) 763-6441 during
those hours.

GCSO, FDOT to
hold checkpoints
MOORE HAVEN The
Glades County Sheriff's Office
(GCSO), along with the Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT), will be conducting safe-
ty checkpoints throughout
Glades County on Sept. 7.
The checkpoints are being
held in response to numerous
complaints of commercial motor
vehicles speeding through
Glades County with uncovered
loads and unsafe equipment.
Glades County Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon asks motorists to
please slow down anytime they
see a law enforcement officer
conducting a traffic stop. The
sheriff also said his department
will be staging these types of
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JACKSONVILLE Water
managers for the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers and the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District modified water
releases from Lake Okeechobee.
The current lake elevation is
16.02 feet-NGVD and in Zone C
of the WSE (Water Supply/Envi-
ronment) regulation schedule.
The agencies are exploring ways
to benefit the estuaries while
addressing lake conditions.
Teams of scientists and engi-
neers continue to evaluate his-
torical data to develop the best
strategy to balance the overall


system.
The recent constant dis-
charges of 2,500/4,500 cubic feet
per second (cfs) are being
adjusted to a pulse release that
equates to 2,500 cfs over a 10-
day period at the St. Lucie Lock
and Dam (S-80) on the St. Lucie
Canal, and to a pulse release that
equates to 4,500 cfs over a 10-
day period at Moore Haven Lock
and Dam (S-77) on the Caloosa-
hatchee River.
From Aug. 12-16, the constant
discharges at S-80 and S-79
included 80 percent and 49 per-
cent coming from the lake,


Community Events

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

Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of opera-
tion 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 I until 5 p.m. The
pool is not open during school hours. For information, contact the
pool office at (863) 467-7667.

Sorority to host Beginning Day Tea
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will be holding a Beginning Day Tea cele-
bration on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W Second St., from 10 a.m. until noon. All members are invited. For
information, call (863) 467-1070.

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

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

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


respectively. This is a direct
result of the efforts of the spill-
way operators to monitor and
adjust the discharges depending
on local runoff, downstream
conditions and changes in the
tidal cycle.
Lake levels remain above
average for this time of year.
Recall that hurricane activity of
last year occurred between mid-
August and September, so it is
not unreasonable to expect that
increased releases may be nec-
essary due to rainfall, hurricane
activity and higher than normal
inflows.


While lakes and conservation
areas in the Central and South-
ern Florida Project area are
receding, the Water Conserva-
tion Areas remain high for this
time of year. Specifically, Water
Conservation Area 3 is the high-
est it has been since the 1960's.
The Herbert Hoover Dike, a
140-mile long flood control
embankment, surrounds the
lake. The Corps' South Florida
Operations Office regularly
maintains and inspects the dike
as part of our normal monitoring
plan. The frequency of inspec-
tions changed from weekly to


monthly when the lake level
declined to 16.5 ft-NGVD on July
24. Data collected during these
inspections are evaluated
against past performance of the
dike and provide information for
preventative actions.
Water level data for Lake
Okeechobee and the Central and
Southern Florida Project can be
found on the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Jacksonville District,
Water Management and Meteo-
rology Section home page at
http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/
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nation, call (863) 763-3619, ext. 502.

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SA newly-formed congregation, The Gospel Lighthouse, will meet
every Friday af 7:30 p.m. in the Christian 7th Day Baptist Church, 914
S N.W Park St. There will be old camp meeting style of preaching, pray-
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Community Events


Girl's Night Out
Cloitious Harris (left) and Sharina Ragamat were among
the Okeechobee Freshman Campus girls who participat-
ed in the Girls' Night Out event, Aug. 12 at the ROC
(Recreational Outreach Center). The event included class-
es such as skin care and fun events such as dancing and
drawings for door prizes.


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

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

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

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


New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of historical
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 opera-
tion 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 I until 5 p.m. The pool
is not open during school hours. For information, contact the pool
office at (863) 467-7667.

Sorority to host Beginning Day Tea
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will be holding a Beginning Day Tea celebra-
tion on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W Second St., from 10 a.m. until noon. All members are invited. For
information, call (863) 467-1070.

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


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Governor announces essay contest


TALLAHASSEE Governor
Jeb Bush and First Lady Columba
Bush today invited Florida's K-12
students to participate in the third
annual Florida Hispanic.Heritage
Month essay contest. The essay
contest is the first in a month-long
schedule of events planned to
commemorate Florida's Hispanic
heritage. The theme of the essay
contest is, "How has Florida's.
diverse Hispanic Heritage and Cul-
ture inspired you?"
"Columba anid I are proud of
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influences which are'a'rich part of
Florida's culture and play a dynam-.
ic role in shaping our state," said
Governor Bush. "Hispanic Heritage
month gives us the opportunity to
educate Florida's students about
the contributions Hispanic individ-
uals have made to the diversity of
our state's history."
Governor Bush is asking stu-
dents to pay special tribute to the
Florida's diverse Hispanic popula-
tion and their contributions to the
state's culture, economy and edu-
cation. The theme for Florida's
2005 Hispanic Heritage Month Cel-
ebration is "Florida, Gateway of the
Americas: Celebrating Our Diverse
HispanicHeritage."
The contest is open to all Florida
K-12 students. A panel of educa-
tors, community and: business
leaders from around the state will
serve as judges and select the win-
ning essays. One winner will be
selected from each of the three
grade-level categories, elementary
(grades K-5), middle (grades 6-8)
and high school (grades 9-12).
Winners will receive a full four-year
tuition scholarship to a Florida col-
lege or university of their choice,
provided by annual essay contest


partner Florida Prepaid College
Foundation.
"From Florida's earliest days,
people of Hispanic heritage and
culture have played a vital role in
shaping this diverse and wonderful
state we live in. The Florida Prepaid
College Foundation is again proud
to participate in this month's cele-
bration as a sponsor of the Hispan-
ic Heritage Month essay contest,"
said Stanley G. Tate, Chairman of
the Florida Prepaid College Foun-
dation.
'Essay guidelines are as follows:
Entries must be e-mailed to
essay@myflorida.com or mailed
to the Executive Office of the Gov-
ernor: 400 S. Monroe St., Suite 206,
Tallahassee, Fla. 32399.
9 Entries must be received no
later than 5 p.m. (EST), Sept. 16.
Each student may enter only
one essay, no longer than 500
words.
Essays submitted must
include: contestant's name, home
address, ,telephone number;
school the student attends, grade
level and title of the essay.
Essay must be accompanied
by a parental consent form in order
to be considered.
Hispanic Heritage Month is cel-
ebrated nationwide and begins on
Sept. 15, the anniversary of inde-
pendence for five Latin American
countries-Costa Rica, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras, and
Nicaragua. Mexico achieved inde-
pendence on Sept. 16 and'Chile on
Sept. 18. Hispanic Heritage Month
has been celebrated in the United
States since 1974, when President
Gerald Ford issued a Presidential
Proclamation extending Hispanic
Heritage Week into a month-long
observation.


"The Florida Hispanic Legisla-
tive Caucus is proud to serve as a
partner for this year's Hispanic Her-
itage Month essay contest. It is
important for Florida's children to
be educated about the history and
contributions of all the nationalities
represented across this great state.
As we prepare to celebrate the
diversity of our state's Hispanic cul-
ture, it is my hope that this essay
contest will encourage our
youngest citizens to seek a greater
knowledge of the many contribu-
tions Hispanic Americans have
made in shaping our state's and
nation's history," said State Repre-
sentative Bob Henriquez, Vice
Chair of the Florida Hispanic Cau-
cus.
Partners of this year's Hispanic-
Heritage Month essay contest
include the Florida Prepaid College
Foundation and the Florida Hispan-
ic Legislative Caucus. Those inter-
ested in participating in the essay
contest and obtaining more infor-
mation on other Hispanic Heritage
Month events should visit
www.floridahispanicheritage.com
or call (850) 488-5394 for informa-
tion.


Healthy kids program
TALLAHASSEE Florida-fam- loaded from the Healthy Kids web
ilies with uninsured children are site. Families can call the toll free f
finding it easier to enroll in the hotline to request an application v
Florida Healthy Kids program. or download one from the o
As children head back to Healthy Kids web site at (
school, parents are learning www.healthykids.org r
through a statewide campaign "This is a critical time of the u
about the program's customer year for us and we know we had r
service improvements, con- to make sure families experience d
sumer-driven web site redesign a positive enrollment process f
and simplified application from sign-ups to check-ups," C
process for enrollment. explained Rose Naff, executive t
Since Governor Jeb Bush director of Florida Healthy Kids.
signed legislation allowing the "So the first thing %-xe did owas go
program to resume year-round straight to pur parents to get sug- a
enrollment in June, thousands of gestions 'bh how to "'further
new children have enrolled in the improve the program."
state subsidized health program. Ms. Naff and her staff visited
Traditionally Healthy Kids with Spanish and English speak- t
experience a high volume of ing families across the state dur-
applications when children go ing the summer to get input on
back to school in the fall. As a how to make the program better. i
result, Healthy Kids staff expects During those meetings, families g
to process nearly 5,000 applica- said they wanted improved cus- f
tions per week for the next two tomer service and less paper- f
months as families respond to the work, less often, which the Legis-
program's back-to-school cam- lature approved.
paign. "Overwhelmingly, parents H
During the first two weeks of asked for peace of mind that their 1
August alone, 5,740 requests for child's health coverage would be 1
applications were received by there when they needed it," Naff (
phone, and 15,000 were down- said. 5


improves
Healthy Kids responded by
irst allowing enrolled families to
view their account information
on line. The Healthy Kids web site
www.healthykids.org) was
redesigned and the content
updated with clear, reliable infor-
mation that families can access
lay or night. At their convenience,
families enrolled in the program
:an use the web site to check
heir accounts and make online
paymerits.
Jn addition, more phone lines
nd more customer service repre-
sentatives were added to the
Healthy Kids hotline.
"Even with these advances in
he program's accessibility, we
are still looking ahead to more
improvements Naff said. "Our
goal is to continue to listen to the
families we serve as we work to
ill the program with eligible unin-
sured children."
To learn more about the
Healthy Kids program or to down-
oad an application, families can
og onto www.healthykids.org or
call 1 (888) 540-KIDS (1-888-540-
5437) for enrollment information.


Obituary


Wanda Johansen
Sklenar
Wanda Johansen Sklenar, age
90, of Okeechobee, died Thurs-
day, Aug. 18,-2005, at Raulerson
Hospital. Mrs. Sklenar had been a
resident of Okeechobee since
1958 and is of the Catholic faith.
Mrs. Sklenar owned Joe and
Wanda's Fish Camp with her
deceased husband.
She was preceded in death by:
her husband, Joe Johansen.
Survivors include: her hus-
band of 31 years, Fred Sklenar of
Okeechobee; ..daughter, Adrienne


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Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at 10 a.m.
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Letter to the Editor


Sheehan is right
The sort of people who think
there is no greater honor than'to
die in a war are visibly uncom-
fortable with Cindy Sheehan.
They can't understand her.
Cindy Sheehan is the mother
of Casey Sheehan, a U.S. soldier
killed in Iraq. She's camped out-
side President Bush's Crawford,
Tex., ranch demanding a meet-
ing with him and calling atten-
tion to the terrible predicament
into which the president has
delivered the American people.
Conservative commentators
and talk-radio personalities
apparently can't fathom why
Mrs. Sheehan hasn't accepted
her loss with more equanimity, if
not satisfaction. After all, they
suggest, her son perished while
carrying out the inspired will of
the president of the United
States.
Not everyone gets to go to his
reward in such a grand fashion.
Most people die unremarkable
deaths having quietly and
unspectacularly worked to make
decent lives for themselves, tak-
ing care of their family and being
good friends and neighbors.
Casey Sheehan and more
than 1,800 other Americans
were lucky to be spared that ho-
hum fate. They died for a great
cause. Thousands of others will
bear the evidence of their patri-
otic endeavor for the rest of their
days, having been crippled or
maimed in their ser. ice to Bush,
Rice and Rumsfeld.
Of course the pro-war folks
will say that all this death and
mayhem is for a good reason.
No one ever thinks he has sent
people to their deaths for a bad
reason.
Harry Truman no doubt
thought he was doing good
when he dropped A-bombs on
innocent, unthreatening Japan-
ese civilians 60 years ago. I grant
you it takes quite an imagination
to see good in the vaporizing of
old men, women and children.
Never underestimate the power
of rationalization.
The conservatives who favor
the war most likely believe that
Cindy Sheehan suffers from false
consciousness. Surely she does
not know her own interests. In
their eyes, she should be a rah-
rah supporter of the war espe-
cially after the sacrifice of her
son.
But she's not. She can't be
right about its immorality. How
could she? A Republican presi-.
dent says it's right.
The rest of her family is
reported to favor the war and to


disapprove of what she is doing.
So something must be wrong
with her. She is being manipulat-
ed by the anti-war movement,
which hates America. Or so
some conservatives seem to
think. Columnist Frank J.
Gaffney Jr. calls her "the poster
child for surrender [who] has
morphed into a pawn in the
hands of partisans who are indif-
ferent whether the United States
is defeated on the central front in
this global war as long as Mr.
Bush, his administration, and
party are laid low."
Then again, maybe she is
right about the war. Maybe it
was a mistake that should end
forthwith. Maybe all those sons
and daughters are dying for one
man's self-delusion and 'hubris.
The American people seem to
be coming around to this posi-
tion.
And why not? The number-
one stated reason for going to
war weapons of mass
destructive turned out to be a
big zero. The other reasons since
given prominence Saddam
Hussein's cruelty to the Iraqis,
and so on would never have
persuaded the American people
to put their sons and daughters
in moral peril.
The president tries, without
evidence, to connect Saddam to
the al-Qaeda attacks on 9/11. But
Bush didn't invade Iraq to retali-
ate for mass murder on Ameri-
can soil, although he has now
turned that country into a
recruitment campaign for terror-
ists. The myth that if they are
blowing things up there they
won't be doing so here is long
gone. Ask the Spanish and
British.
For more than eight decades
Western politicians have used
the Middle East for their own
purposes. It is not surprising that
that has created a hatred for
imperial policies that motivates
people, inexcusably, to murder
innocents. Over the years, west-
ern empire-builders have not
exactly been meticulous about
sparing innocents;
Recognizing the roots of this
hatred and acting accordingly do
not constitute surrender,! as the
neoconservatives believe, but
rationality. -
Sheldon Rohman
(Editor's note: Sheldoh Rich-
man is senior fellow tbt The
Future of Freedom Foundation
(www.fff.org) in Fairfax, Va., the
author of "Tethered Citizens:
Time to Repeal the Welfare
State", and editor of "The Free-.
man" magazine.)


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Upcoming Events

Monday
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The ori-
entation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okee-
chobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus,
2229 N.W Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at
1-(800) 403-9311.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed, in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting 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 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.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m.'at Welcome'House, 1925 U.S. 441
S.E. It is a self-help group that offers support and education for people
who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizo-
phrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information,
call (863) 467-1026.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to
show a car you mnay have, or check out the cars and visit with the car
owners while youjisten to the great oldies music.
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, con-
tact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who
are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other
women's issues are also addressed. One support group is held every
Wednesday at 5 p.m. in 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 on each Thursday at
6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For
information, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.,
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863)
467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
357-6257.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863)
467-9360.


Community Events

Church celebrates open house month
September is open house month for the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. Anyone in the community who is look-
ing for a church home or who is interested in knowing more about
the United Methodist Church is invited to attend worship services.
Services are at 8 a.m. on Sunday, 9:30 a.m. for praise and 11 a.m. for
traditional services. Fellowship time is held in the fellowship hall at 9
and 10:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

Community prayer service planned
The Okeechobee Ministerial Association is sponsoring a commu-
nity-wide prayer service at the His House Fellowship (Church of the
Nazarene), 425 S.W 28th St., at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug 22. Please
join members of the ministerial association and leaders of our com-
munity in prayers for protection during this hurricane season,
prayers for churches, ministers and congregations, prayers for cur-
rent community events, prayers for the youth and our schools,
prayers for industries coming to our community and prayers for our
fire and law enforcement personnel.

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

Main Street group to meet
Main Street of Okeechobee will hold a general membership
meeting Wednesday, Aug. 24, at noon at Beef O'Brady's Restaurant,
608 S. Parrott Ave. Members and the general public are welcome.
For information, contact Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

Learning coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee counties
'will meet Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at
the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Fort
Pierce. Also, the executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition
of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be meeting at
this same location immediately following the coalition meeting.

Library group to discuss summer reads
The Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will meet
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.








The Okeechobee News, Monday, August 22, 2005 BUSINESS


Doctors specialize in sexual health


ByAudreyBlackwell
Okeechobee News
Often the news about sexual
predators and sexual offenders
focuses on the perpetrators-the
hunt for them, their arrest, their
trial, sentencing, and if and when
they are put back into the commu-
nity. But what is done to help them
correct the problem? What is done
for the victims and their families?
How do the victims put back the
shattered pieces of their lives after
an episode of sexual abuse?
While there are plenty of trained
psychologists in town, two are spe-
cializing in treating those with sexu-
al behavior disorders. They have a
relatively new and growing busi-
ness here. For the past year, Brenda
Garma, 'Ph.D. sexologist, and her
partner, Sandra Blanton, Ph.D., clin-
ical psychologist, have been work-
ing on a limited basis with sexual
offenders, their victims and the vic-
tims' family members in Okee-
chobee. They recently opened a
practice titled Institute for Sexual
Health at 103 N.W. 5th Street where
they will be working three days a
week. Dr. Garma also has a practice
in Jupiter.
"We want to bring the topic out
into the light," Dr. Garma said. She
said she believes that more talking
about the topic can help to lessen
its negative effects. "We teach sex
education for kids, anatomy and
healthy sexuality. And we teach
healthy masculinity," she said.
Dr. Blanton said that over 300
boys incarcerated for sex crimes,
with whom she and Dr. Garma
have worked, told them they were
never taught about sex at home
and their parents never brought the
subject up.
"We are available and this
needs to be talked about because
so much is done in secret," Dr.
Garma said. She continued to say
that the discussion about Roe v.
Wade (law allowing abortion)
would not need to be if more peo-
ple talked openly about sexuality.
Dr. Garma and Dr. Blanton treat
forensic sexual disorders but are
trained in other dysfunctions and
can treat those. However, they
tacked on 120 more hours of edu-
cation beyond, state licensing
requirements to go by the title of
sex therapist. Four years ago, Dr.
Garma worked at the Okeechobee
Juvenile Offender Correction Cen-
ter to do doctoral studies. "I liked
Okeechobee a lot and decided to
stay and do more work here," she
said. She continues work at the
center and began seeing patients at
the current Fifth Street address one
dayaweek.
The Okeechobee' correction
center has two levels of offenders,


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Brenda Garma, Ph.D. (right) and Sandra Blanton, Ph.D. recent-
ly opened the Institute for Sexual Health at 103 N.W. 5th Street.


level 8 which requires a 12 18
month program, with an average
stay of 14 months, and a level 10
that requires 18-36 months. Some
of the more serious sexual offend-
ers are there for six years or more.
Dr. Garma said there are a lot of
incest cases in Okeechobee and
that Okeechobee, per capital, has a
high number of sexual offenders
compared with other cities of simi-
lar size.
Dr. Blanton said she began her
doctoral work more recently and
worked with Dr. Garma at the cor-
rection center. "Her treatment plan
is great," Dr. Blanton said. The pair
also works with non-offender par-
ents who don't know what to do
when their child is a victim of sexu-
al abuse, or in rare cases, is an
offender. "There is definitely trau-
ma in the parents' life," Dr. Garma
said.
Their main goal is to bring
clients back to wholeness after a
sexual abuse event. The first goal
for Children and Family Services is
to protect a child who has been
sexually abused. "That usually
splits up families and we suggest
they use the advice of people like us
to help work things through. Reuni-
fication is always an option, but
sometimes that is not the right deci-
sion for a child," Dr. Garma said.
Dr. Garma talked about the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement screens that can be
accessed via the Internet concern-
ing sexual predators/offenders. She
said she thinks there needs to be
more information about the level of
offenses given on the screens.
"Florida does not have any levels of
offenses listed, only two, and it is
hard to tell what the offense was,"
Dr. Garma said. She said the
.screens tell the charges but not
what was done, and it is important
to know what was done to know if


the person truly poses a serious
threat to the neighborhood. She
also thinks that the idea a sex
offender can plea down a case to a
lesser charge should stop. "We
need to make it stop," she said.
Dr. Garma and Dr. Blanton work
with people individually and in
groups, and accept referrals from
the court system, schools, other
counselors who do not handle sex-
ual disorders, and private individu-
als who call for counseling for any
reason. They conduct seminars in
the community. "The most impor-
tant thing for us is that there be no
more victims," Dr. Garma said.
For more information about
their practice, call 863-763-5848.


Pet salon offers dog grooming


Dog owners in Okeechobee
now have a new place to take
their dogs for grooming, bathing
and nail clipping. Trisha's Profes-
sional Pet Salon has been open
for about three weeks.
"I love animals" said owner
Trisha Neufer.
She said her house looks like
a zoo with 10 dogs, 12 cats, a
hamster and a turtle. Although
this is her first shop, she has had
seven years experience in
grooming dogs.
Since moving to Okeechobee
from West Palm Beach before
the hurricanes, Ms. Neufer has
found a warm welcome in
Okeechobee and discovered
that life here is slower, quieter
and more peaceful than on the
coast.
Full-time employee Annie
Hoskins has 13 years experience
in dog grooming. Part-time
employee Pat Griffin used to
own the business.
Ms. Neufer wants pet owners
to think of her business as a day
at the spa for their pets. She said
it was a place where pets can go
to be pampered and treated as
royalty. She said that she wants
pet owners to feel comfortable
that their pets will be treated as
children.
The salon will also clip rab-
bits and bird's nails.
The salon is open from 9 a.m.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Trisha Neufer, owner of Trish's Professional Pet Salon,
grooms one of her customers.


until the last dog is groomed,
which is usually between 5 and 6
p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
The telephone number is (863)
467-7785 and the address is 104
S.E. Park St.
Customers should call ahead


for an appointment.
Future plans include cat
grooming, bathing and tooth
brushing for pets. They also plan
to stock pet supplies and are
open to suggestions from cus-
tomers.


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Community Events

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

LOAA raising funds for scholarships
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will be participating in the
2005 Labor Day Festival, Sept. 3-5, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Prizes such as
a guided fishing trip and a .22 magnum Savage rifle with hard case will be
given away. There will also be daily drawings, and new camouflage T-
shirts will be for sale. Proceeds from the sales will be used to provide
scholarships for Okeechobee High School students, to support Grad Nite
and to fund other community projects and charities. For information, call
(863) 763-6069.

VFW presents 'Womenless Wedding'
The VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, will present the theatre of per-
forming arts "Womenless Wedding" on Labor Day, Sept. 5. The wedding
will start at 3 p.m. All females in the wedding will be played by men. See
your commander as Nellie Clampett, bridesmaid; and, imagine Al Crank
as Lulu Jasper, the flower girl. Food will be prepared by chefs Morgan and
Ritchie. The menu will be hot dogs, chili dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburg-
ers and baked beans. Eat all you want for a donation. No take outs will be
available on this day. Food will be served from 12:30 until 3 p.m.

Food donations help Children's Ranch
Radio station Reach FM will hold a Labor Day food collection to bene-
fit Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E. Until Sept. 5, non-perish-
able food items can be left at: Badcock & More; Costopoulos and Helton,
CPA; Morton Agricultural Construction; Nature's Pantry; Okeechobee
Land Company; Okeechobee Mortgage; Pritchard and Associates and
GMAC Real Estate; Rustic Ranch Furniture; Sun Realty; and, Travel Easy
RV. While you're there, register to win one of Reach FM's Labor Day give-
away prizes. The grand prize is a trip to Orlando and includes theme park
tickets. Many other prizes including a gift certificate to a local store,
dinner for two, and more will also be given away. Check out
www.reachfm.org for a full list of details; or, call (863) 467-8080.

Cattlemen sponsoring parade
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
9a.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 Flori-
da. Admission and parking are free. The Governor's Job Fair is expected
to draw over 140 employers offering job openings in all types of Central
Florida industries. To pre-register, go online to DFEC.org. For more infor-
mation, call (407) 834-4022.

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 Hospice 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 planned
An AARP driver's safety course will beheld 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 aged 50 and over.
For information, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351


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The Okeechobee News, Monday, August 22,2005







6 The Okeechobee News, Monday, August 22, 2005



Blind mosquitoes are water borne nuisances


By Dan Culbreth
Extension Horticulture Agent
A recent caller asked us a ques-
tion that really challenged our staff,
and it could only come from a per-
son living in Okeechobee: "How
do you get rid of tiddlywinks?" I
had to consult some of the more
experienced Extension agents,
and surprise we were able to
come close to a response.
At first I asked the caller if he
really meant tiddlyy winks". For
those English teachers out there,
tiddley winks could be either a
children's board game played with
poker chips or Tiddlewink, an
obscure hamlet in England. I did
find a reference to a "chizzywink"
- a fictitious creature in a chil-
dren's story a Tony Johnson. None
of these seemed a likely response
for the county agent.
Veteran Okeechobee agent Pat
Miller suggested, "Maybe he does
mean chizzywinks?" "Yes that's
what I mean" the caller replied.
And that continued to confuse me
- until Pat explained that the
caller was probably referring to an
insect common to interior Florida
- the aquatic midge, which is
know locally as a chizzywink a
good subject for this weeks fea-
tured article.
A review of the information


..- L ,dIVERSITY OF
SFLORIDA

IFAS EXTENSION
found in UF Entomologist's Phil
Koehler's bulletin on aquatic
midges can provide some back-
ground on these water born nui-
sances. And if locals want a more
lively approach, consider reserving
a seat in Thursday's upcoming
workshop, Pond Appeal; St. Lucie
Agent Ken Gioeli will be discussing
blind mosquito management as
part of the program.
Blind mosquitoes do not bite,
suck blood, or carry disease.
Because they can live in aquatic
habitats that have less than pristine
ponds and canals, they can be an
indicator of poor water quality.
Around here, when they emerge in
large clouds of flying "chizzy-
winks", these flies are a nuisance,
except to fishermen seeking blue
gills which consume these bugs as
food.
Chizzywinks begin life as mass-
es of eggs laid on the surface of
ponds lakes and canals. The lava
hatch and burrow into the muck at
the bottom of the water, and feed
on decaying organic matter. They
are pink to deep red in color, and


are consequently called blood-
worms. In two to seven weeks
they emerge in swarms at night.
These flies do not feed during their
adult existence, and will mate and
die in 3 to 5 days.
There are actually two types of
aquatic midges: blind mosquitoes
and predatory phantom midges.
They both look alike. The blind
mosquito larva lives in tubes at the
bottoms of ponds. Larva of the
predatory phantom midges the
ones that have been the biggest
headache float over the bottom
of the pond preying. As adults, they
both behave the same.
As more homes are built near
water, and as water takes on nutri-
ents from fertilizers, more con-
cerns with chizzywinks appear.
Here in Florida, blind mosquitoes
may emerge in phenomenal num-
bers between April and Novem-
ber. Often outdoor activity is cut off
since the adult midges can be
inhaled or fly into the mouth, eyes,
or ears. Near buildings, chizzy-
winks can the stick to screens, car
and truck finishes, and get inside
through open doors and windows.
They can stain some paint surfaces
and as they decompose they will
smell like rotten fish.
Ken Gioeli has had several calls
from the Port St. Lucie area asking
for relief. He's come up several


management suggestions with
assistance from UF Midge Special-
ist Dr. Arshad Ali that can help deal
with Chizzywinks which can also
be used in our area:
By following UF fertilizer rec-
ommendations for Florida Yards,
homeowners and landscape man-
agers can reduce the amount of
nutrient runoff into ponds and
canals. These nutrients encourage
aquatic midge breeding in ponds
and canals.
Strike?? pellets are being used
in storm water ponds to provide a
30-day release of the active ingredi-
ent methoprene. This insect
growth regulator (IGR) mimics
natural insect biochemicals and
prevents the development of lar-
vae into adults. By stopping the
reproductive cycle, mature insects
die within 10 to 14 days. This prod-
uct may be too expensive for use
by individual homeowners.
Light traps have been used to
reduce the numbers of blind mos-
quitoes. They should be placed
away from buildings where you
don't want these insects to visit.
Likewise, reduce the use of night
lighting where you don't want
blind mosquitoes.
Some reduction of blind
mosquitoes may result from stock-
ing ponds with bug-eating fish.
Research on other forms of biolog-


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Special to Okeechobee News/Dan Culbert
These adult chizzywinks were collected north of Vero Beach.


ical control methods may come up
with some other critters that will
eat these flies or their larva.
Individual homeowners can
get temporary relief by using
approved foggers, aerosols or
residual surface sprays.
Finally be patient: most of
these management suggestions
will take time to work. Remember
that they are fish food. Chizzy-
wi6ks will go away a few days after
the height of the swarm, and will
not be an issue in cooler weather.
So if they really start to get to you,
take that trip to Tiddlewink, Eng-
land, play Tiddlywinks with your


kids, or stay indoors and read a
good book. *
To find more about blind mos-
quitoes, readers can review Ken's
website, which I've added as a link
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on blind mosquitoes, please email
us at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call us at (863) 763-6469. Local res-
idents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee, and
visit our Okeechobee County Mas-
ter Gardeners from I until 5 p.m.
on Tuesday afternoons.


Okeechobee County Property


Transactions


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$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$326,201.00
$31,500.00
$663,829.00
$652,402.00

$48,000.00
$319,968.00


Name
JORDAN LOU ANN
-JORDAN J LARRY
BARON JAMES D
NGUYEN BINH T
HALL JOSEPH S, ETAL.
HAMNER NORMAN J SR & WINIFRED
HALL JOSEPH S, ETAL.
HALL JOSEPH S, ETAL.

BECK RICHARD & JANET
HALL JOSEPH S, ETAL.


$29,000.00 NORTON SHAWN M & JILL
CORNERSTONE FARMS INC
$40,000.00 CALERO SIMPLICIO & CARIDAD
$12,500.00 BYOUS JAMES P & BARRIE
CURRENT WILLIAM S TRUSTEE
CORNERSTONE FARMS INC
CORNERSTONE FARMS INC
CURRENT WILLIAM S TRUSTEE


Street
SE 26TH
SE 26TH
SE 22ND
SE 130TH
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$11,000.00 GIRARD LOUISE M & GIRARD GASTO NW 46TH
$20,000.00 HAYNES JACKIE L NE 308TH
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$0.00 HANCOCK SAMMY
$1,000.00 JEE INVESTMENTS INC NW 274TH
$0.00 MEHRER RONALD D SW 16TH
$4,500.00 LITZ KENNETH & TANYA NW 280TH
$34,000.00 MARTIN BRYAN W & KATHLEEN M NW 80TH
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$0.00 STROZAK MICHAEL S SE 22ND
$0.00 WISHART KEITH A S & FRANCINE NE 80TH
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$0.00 SOOKLALL KAMAL K & DOOLARIE NW 312TH
$6,000.00 BOLOGNA SALVATORE & NBS LAND D NW 288TH
$6,000.00 BOLOGNA SALVATORE & NBS LAND D NW 290TH
$10,500.00 AROMASHODU ABIOYE A NW 276TH
$9,000.00 FREDRICKS RHONDA NW 8TH
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$10,000.00 CHONG GILBERT A & BEVERLEY M NW 280TH
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$24,000.00 AROMASHODU ABIOYE A
$4,500.00 PULCINE RONALD & KAY SW 35TH
$0.00 SCHLAFMAN DANA K & MELISSAA SW 10TH
$45,000.00 YRP REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT LLC SW 11TH
$15,000.00 BARTLETT DORINA E (LIFE EST) SW 21ST
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$14,000.00 BRITT CAROLYN J SE 57TH
$15,000.00 STARR DENNIS & MICHELLE NW 39TH
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$0.00 CONROY PATRICK J NW 308TH
$17,000.00 GILROY PAUL H NW 306TH
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$170,000.00 ABUOQAB OQAB ALI & SANAA HWY 70 W
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$31,000.00 MARCELLINO ROBERT HWY 441 SE
$35,000.00 HARBISON RONALD & DIANE NE 342ND
$15,500.00 LYNN MARGARET G, LYNN SHAWN M, NW 266TH
$50,000.00 DOUGLAS MICHAEL L SW 17TH
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$0.00 WILLIAMS MARY S SE 6TH
$3,200.00 SZCZEPANSKI MARIE & FAGAN NW 30TH
$23,000.00 SCOFF JENNIFER NW 284TH
Information Source: Okeechobee County Property Appraiser Website www.okeechobeepa.com






The Okeechobee News, Monday, August 22, 2005 '


Crist warns of scam involving checks


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Hitching a ride
The space shuttle Discovery mounted atop a 747 is towed
to the Mate-Demate Device (MDD) after landing at
Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Sunday,
Aug. 21. Discovery landed at Edwards Air Force Base
after its mission to the International Space Station and
had to be airlifted back to KSC.


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist warns
Floridians to avoid a new scam
that has surfaced in Florida and
at least 17 other states involving
forged documents that appear to
be official checks issued by the
State of Arkansas. The scam can
victimize individuals or business-
es that cash the checks, costing
the victims several thousand dol-
lars.
The scam targets individuals
who post resumes online, pri-
marily at the Careerbuilder.com
website. These individuals
receive email messages that pur-
port to be from a European com-
puter company interested in hir-
ing them. The "company"
claims to do business with
clients in the United States but
needs someone in the U.S. to
help process checks it has
received from those clients. One
of the supposed clients is the
State of Arkansas.
If the target agrees, he is sent
two forged State of Arkansas
checks made out in his name,
one for $2,800 and the other for
$2,400. The checks are high-


One in 10 seniors are scam victims


GULFPORT Stetson Univer-
sity College of Law's Elder Con-
sumer Protection Program com-
missioned a national poll
showing nearly 10 percent of eld-
erly Americans, or nearly 3.5 mil-
lion seniors over the age of 65,
have been the victims of con-
sumer scams.
The survey, conducted by the
national polling firm InsiderAd-
vantage and its research affiliate
Majority Opinion, sampled 600
Americans aged 65 or older and
300 seniors in Florida. The con-
sumer fraud survey reported that
home improvement scams are
the most prevalent threat to sen-
iors, with a 29 percent response.
In Florida, home improvement
scams were a slightly more con-
siderable risk compared to the
national average.
Nationally, the survey reported
that 18 percent of seniors felt they


were the victims of sales
schemes, 13 percent lottery or
big money scams, 12 percent
telemarketing scams, 4 percent
work-at-home scams, 21 percent
something else, and 3 percent
were not sure.
"The survey tells us that it is
more than safe to state that
approximately one in ten senior
citizens ,in this country believe
that they have been the victim of
some sort of consumer fraud,"
said Matt Towery, nationally syn-
dicated columnist and CEO of
InsiderAdvantage.
The national survey has a 4
percent margin of error and the
Florida survey has a 6 percent
margin of error.
"This report confirms prior
research showing that consumer
fraud is a continuing problem,
and that Florida seniors, like oth-
ers throughout the country, con-


tinue to be the victims of scams,"
said Professor Rebecca Morgan,
program director and Boston
Asset Management Faculty Chair
in Elder Law.
Stetson is Florida's first law
school and a leader in the field of
elder law. As part of the Elder
Consumer Protection Program,
Stetson offers a Web site and a
successful seminar series to elder
consumers that provide tips on
how to avoid becoming victims
of consumer fraud. Funding for
this program was provided in part
by the Administration on Aging.
Stetson has partnered with the
Florida Attorney General's Office,
AARP and the legal community to
increase public awareness of
consumer fraud against elders.
To learn more about the Elder.
Consumer Protection Program,
visit the Web site at
http://elder.law.stetson.edu.


CFO wants rate request reviewed


TALLAHASSEE Citing con-
cern that insurance companies
are using the 2004 hurricanes to
unfairly raise-rates, Florida's-
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gal-
lagher called for an independent
review of a rate increase on
homeowners being sought by
State Farm of Florida, the state's
largest insurer. The independent
review, the third review since
June 1, will be carried out
through Gallagher's Consumer
Advocate's Office.
"This rate hike could poten-
tially impact more than 900,000
Floridians and deserves close
scrutiny," Gallagher said. "Even
more troubling is that State
Farm's request comes on the
heels of a study showing the
company earned record profits


.- billions of dollars in 2004,
despite four hurricanes."
Gallagher has called for inde-
pendent reviews of three rate
requests Allstate Floridian
Insurance Company,' Cincinnati
Indemnity Company/Insurance
Company and now State Farm.
Following reviews of the first two
companies, Gallagher called for
the rejection of both rate
requests citing deficiencies and
saying the "numbers just don't
add up.
Cincinnati's request is the
only one to date that has been
denied by the Office of Insurance
Regulation. Allstate's request is
still pending. The Office of Insur-
ance Regulation is headed up by
Insurance Commissioner Kevin.
McCarty, who regulates insur-


ance rates.
State Farm filed a request to
raise homeowner's insurance
premiums by an average of 8.6
percent with the Office of Insur-
ance Regulation. But Gallagher
said that the percentage amount
that State Farm has requested is
deceiving because in many
areas, the rate burden would be
as high as 40 percent.
State Farm of Florida collect-
ed. $1.03 billion in homeowner's
premiums in 2004. An 8.6 per-
cent increase means Florida
homeowners would pay another
$89 million in premiums.
"State Farm customers
deserve answers from their
insurance provider. And I intend
on making sure that they get
them."


grade forgeries of an actual State
of Arkansas check and may not
'be detected until they are reject-
ed by a bank, by which time it is
too late. Unlike a more common
check-cashing scheme, in which
victims are instructed to deposit
a check into their own account
and then wire money from that
account, in this scam the recipi-
ents are told to cash the checks
and then wire most of the
money to the "company."
One sure sign of the scam,
Crist said, is that the recipients
are directed to avoid banks and
instead use check-cashing busi-


* nesses, liquor stores or similar
businesses willing to convert the
"Arkansas" check into cash. As a
result, Florida businesses that
agree to cash the bogus checks
risk losing the entire amount
when the State of Arkansas
treasury refuses to honor them.
"This is yet another example
of scam artists targeting trusting
citizens in order to steal their
money," said Crist. "This scam
takes the public's confidence in
checks issued by the govern-
ment and turns it on its head.
Floridians and Florida business-
es should be diligent to make


sure they are not victimized by
this audacious scheme."
According to the Arkansas
Attorney General's Office, the
scam appears to be based in
Turkey, with possible connec-
tions to Latvia and Russia.
Arkansas is working with federal
authorities to investigate, and
has determined that so far the
scam has quickly spread
throughout the nation. While
reports of check sightings in
Florida have surfaced, the Attor-
ney General's Office has not yet
received complaints from any
victims.


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8 The Okeechobee News, Monday, August 22, 2005


Guard's cause of death unknown


By Eddie Pells
Associated Press
DENVER Shaken San Fran-
cisco 49ers teammates awaited
word Sunday on what caused
offensive lineman Thomas Her-
rion to collapse in the locker room
and die shortly after an exhibition
game against the Denver Bron-
cos.
The 23-year-old guard col-
lapsed after coach Mike Nolan
spoke to his team following the
game on a relatively cool Saturday
night. Medics administered CPR
on the 6-foot-3, 310-pound player
before an ambulance took him to
a Denver hospital.
"We didn't see anything hap-
pen," 49ers defensive lineman
Marques Douglas said. "I sat by
my locker and prayed for him."
The coroner's office said it
would be no earlier than Sunday
afternoon before any information
is released on the cause of Her-
rion's death.
"Our thoughts are with the
Herrion family and the 49ers,"
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said
Sunday. "We will be in contact
with the 49ers to see what hap-
pened."
Herrion, who played in college
at Utah, was on the field for San
Francisco's 14-play, 91-yard drive
that ended with a touchdown
with 2 seconds left in the game.
About three, hours after he col-
lapsed, the team confirmed his
death.
"This is a colossal tragedy for
the 49ers and the entire NFL com-
munity," 49ers spokesman Aaron
Salkin said.
Salkin said coaches notified
players of the death at the airport,
where the team was awaiting a
flight back to California.
Nolan made no comments
about San Francisco's 26-21 loss
to the Broncos.
"There are more important
things on our mind than the
game," he said.
The death comes a little more
than four years after offensive line-
man Korey Stringer of the Min-
nesota Vikings died of heatstroke
during a training camp practice
when the heat index soared to
110.
NFL teams since have
increased efforts to teach players
about how to manage the heat.
On Saturday night, temperatures
in Denver's thin air were in the
mid-60s with 50 percent humidity,


Martial art students receive awards


On July 23, Taekwond, Amer-


Weaver third place-forms and


ica held their regional tourna- third place sparring; Jeremiah
ment in Clermont. Eleven stu- Rinehart third place forms and
dents of Russ Adams Taekwondo second place sparring; Christo-
America in Okeechobee partici- pher Gonzalas first place spar-
pated in the competition. All 11 ring; McKayla Skinner second
students brought home awards. place forms and third place spar-
The winners were Isaac ring; Kayla Simpson second


place forms and third place spar-
ring; Lindsey Williams spirit
award; Johnathan Guitron spir-
it award; Payton Byrd spirit
award; Byron ,Byrd spirit
award; Naresa McLaren first
place forms and Dalton Hodges -
first place sparring.


/-"--- ^W SSI t k.: S "mTe -'1
AP photo/Paul Sakuma
San Francisco offensive lineman Thomas Herrion, 23, walks
to practice at the 49erp training camp in Santa Clara, Calif.,
Tuesday, Aug. 9. Herrion collapsed in the locker room and
died Sunday morning, Aug. 21, shortly after the 49ers
played the Denver Broncos in a preseason game;


although experts say heatstroke
can happen even in cool weather.
In 1979, St. Louis Cardinals
tight end J.V Cain died of.a heart
attack during training camp.
Chuck Hughes, a Detroit Lions
wide receiver, died of a heart
attack during a 1971 game in
Detroit against the Chicago Bears.
In April, Arena Football League
player Al Lucas of the Los Angeles
Avengers died of a spinal-cord
injury after making a tackle.
Herrion, a first-year player with
the 49ers, spent part of last season
on the San Francisco and Dallas
practice squads. He also played
this season with the Hamburg Sea
Devils of NFL Europe.
Herrion played in junior col-
lege at Kilgore College in East
Texas. Travis Fox, the offensive
coordinator at Kilgore, said Sun-
day he shared an apartment with
Herrion for two weeks this sum-
mer. Herrion had returned to the


school to get in shape before
reporting to the 49ers.
Fox said Herrion never strug-
gled during intense drills in 97-
degree heat. He added that the
lineman had no injuries or health
problems while playing at Kilgore.
"The young man was in
shape," he said.
Herrion's nicknames at Kilgore
were "Train" and "Big T." Fox said
he was called "Thunder" in Ger-
many because his head was too
big for a regular helmet.
Fox said Herrion always talked
about his niece, and family was a
big motivation for playing.
"When he got here," Fox
recalled, "the first thing he told me
was, 'I'm going to make this team
and buy my mom a nice house.'"
Editor's Note: AP Sports Writer
Dave Goldberg in New York and
Associated Press Writer Paul
Weber in Dallas contributed, to
this report.


Alligator hunting permits available,
Since 1988, the Florida Fish and applying at any county tax collec- an alligator harvest report form to
Wildlife Conservation Commission tor's office, license agent (retail out- the FWC. Data gathered from these
(FWC) has offered thrilling, hands- let that sells hunting and fishing forms enable FWC biologists to
on, face-to-face alligator hunting licenses), online at monitor population trends and
opportunities that are unlike any MyFWC.com/license or by calling impacts on the annual harvest.
other hunting experience imagina- toll-free 1 (888) HUNT-FLORIDA A resident or nonresident alliga-
ble. (486-8356) from anywhere in the tor trapping agent license is also
If this type of hunting adventure United States or Canada. available to consumers for $52.
sounds exciting to you, the FWC To secure a permit, applicants This license allows the holder to
still has nearly 1,300 alligator har- must submit payment for an alliga- assist a trapper in taking alligators,
vest permits remaining for the tor trapping license and two alliga- but only in the presence of the per-
upcoming season, available on a tor-hide validation tags, or provide emitted trapper. All persons seeking
first-come, first-served basis proof of a valid alligator trapping tetapper p
through Sept. 20. license (must be valid through Oct. a harvest permit must be at least 18
. Permit holders are authorized to 8), plus pay the fee for two hide val- years. old by Sept. 1, and only one
take two alligators from designated idation tags. No other hunting harvest permit per person will be
areas. during specific harvest peri- licenses are required. issued.
ods that run Sept. 1 through Oct. 8. The cost for a resident alligator For more information on how
Alligator harvest areas are listed at trapping license and hide validation to get involved in these exciting alli-
MyFWC.com/alligator under "Alli- tags is $272, and non-residents pay gator hunts, visit MyFWC.com/alli-
gator Harvest PermitAvailability." $1,022. For each alligator taken, the gator and click on "Statewide
Applicants have the option of hunter must complete and send in Hunts."

Register dogs now for deer season'
Hunters who use dogs to hunt while preserving the long-stand- the previous four hunting seasons.
deer on private lands in Florida ing tradition of deer-dog hunting More importantly, only five com-
must now register their deer-dogs in Florida," said Nick Wiley, direc- plaints were associated with regis-
for the 2005-06 hunting season, tor of the Division of Hunting and tered deer-dog hunting clubs.
This new statewide, no-cost Game Management. In comparison, a review of last
registration program is not only "Seventy individual properties, season's complaint data for the
mandatory during any open deer- representing 55 deer-dog hunt North Central and Northeast
hunting season when taking deer clubs, participated. Those proper- regions, where registration was
with'dogs is permitted, but also ties ranged from 40 to 31,000 not required, showed an increase
during the upcoming deer-dog acres and were situated in 14 of in deer-dog hunting complaints
training season. the 16 counties within the FWC's from the average of the previous
The deer-dog training season Northwest Region," Wiley said. four hunting seasons.
opens Oct. 1 and runs through With the pilot program in For more information on how
Oct. 20 in the central and south place, complaints dropped 27 per- to register dogs and property, visit
hunting zones.,In the Northwest cent, compared to the average of MyFWC.com/hunting.
Hunting Zone, the training season
runs Oct. 29 Nov. 17.
Registration may be issued to
hunting clubs or landowners for S Z & lU u r ir
anyone who wants to hunt deer
with dogs on a particular tract of .
land. A unique registration num-
ber will be issued from the Florida
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number must be affixed or
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used to hunt deer on registered .-,

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representative from each hunting 2 Eggs, Potatoes $ 69 2 Eggs, 2 Pancakes, $ 89
club must complete the appropri- and Toast 22Bacon Strips.2 89
ate application which is available ---- ---------------------- Sausage Links
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landowner permission or a copy 2 Bacon Strips, Roast Beef Stack -'Includes 5
of the written lease agreement 2 Sausage Fries, Onion Rinrgs or Cole Slaw 0
must be provided along with a ,s s.C" 2 Senior Dinners K I D 5 (M I G H[T
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Special to Okeechobee News
Students from Russ Adams Taekwondo America in Okeechobee competed in a regional tour-
nament in Clermont on July 23. All 11 students of the local dojo came home with awards. They
are: (front row, left to right) Kayla Simpson, McKayla Skinner, Isaac Weaver, Geremiah Rine-
hart; (back row, left to right) Dalton Hodges, Neresa McLaren, Johnathan Guitron, Russ Adams,
instructor and Christopher Gonzalas. Not pictured are: Lindsey Williams, Payton Byrd and
Byron Byrd.




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The Okeechobee News, Monday, August 22, 2005


At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
IlI.
Movie times for Friday, Aug. 19,
through Thursday, Aug. 25, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Wedding Crashers"
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "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.
Theatre III "Must Love Dogs"
(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-
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with our .adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Ed
Wimes at (863) 357-0047.
Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you; talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information,
call (561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-
2227.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of
northwest Second Street and Sec-
ond Avenue. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486 audiocas-
settes, including audio books,
plus Christian romances and 575
videos. Prepare a paper on com-
parative religion, a book report,
programs for men, Women or,
children, a craft project or a Sun-
day school lesson. We use the
Dewey Decimal System, the same
as school and public libraries. As
a private library we can and do
preview our media. Currently, the,
library is staffed Sunday from 9:30
a.m. until 12:30 p.m., and
Wednesday evening from 6 until 8
p.m. Contact Doris Entry at (863)
763-4021.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
English as second language class-
es, Monday and Wednesday from
10 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adults basic educa-
tion/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Churchi
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tues-


day and Thursday, from 4 until 8
p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St.,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Thursday, from 7
a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa
Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship
class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9
p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925,
N.W. 23 Lane, adult basic educa-
tion/GED and English as a second
language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9
p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tuesday
and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.;
and, Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., English
as a second language, Tuesday
and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.


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2 PERSON PADDLE BOAT
Found floating in Taylor's
Creek, call to identify
(863)357-1694.
EARRING, Found in purse pur-
chased at local consignment
shop. (863)763-7210


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
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BABY GIRL CLOTHES, 0-6mo,
shoes & etc. Call for details.
(863)763-3963
BLACK MIX- Female, 6 mo.
old, Great disposition, Very
friendly, To Good Home
Only! (863)697-1745
FIRE WOOD, You load & haul.
Cut in small pcs.
(863)697-2032
FREE TO GOOD HOME- Mama
Cat and 1 kitten.
(863)467-4864.
FREE TO GOOD HOME ONLY!
Male Yellow Lab, approx 2
yrs old, kids & fenced yard
preferable. 863-467-7753
KITTEN Neutered, shots, lit-
ter trained, very cute, to
g-ood loving home.
(863)673-0274.
SLIDING GLASS DOORS, 2,
Free, you haul.
(863)357-8751


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KITTENS 2 Males & 2 Fe-
males, Litter Trained. Grey
and White. Free to good
homes. (863)357-8751

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Daily 8am-5pm
Furniture, Household, Etc:
Taylor Creek Lodge 441 SE
Follow the Signs

The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town,


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

Employment


Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY, GOOD PAY,
(863)467-1717
DO NOT CALL
AFT. 3:30pm


AIR CONDITIONER
INSTALLER/HELPERS NEED-
ED: Drug free work place. .
Lic. a Must (863)634-7528
ALL ABOUT YOU
CAREGIVERS INC.
Is accepting applications
for home health aides,
home makers & Part Time
Registered Nurse for the
Okeechobee area.
Please call (863)824-8733
NR# 30211037



ASSISTANT MANAGER
$28,600 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume to
863-467-2402 or
apply within.
COOKS, SERVERS
& HOSTESS
Apply Within.
CONVENIENCE STORE
CLERKS
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Signing bonus.
Call 321-403-0886
or apply at Town Star,
2398 W SR 70, Eagle Bay
DRIVER/THROWER
Full-Time,
Clean CDL Class B License
Call 772-597-3755 or
772-220-9939
Indiantown Sanitation
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T& P/T
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
benefits 863-467-5000
FLORAL DESIGNER
Must be 25 + w/valid drivers
license. Exp. required. Call
for interview (863)763-2225
GARAGE DOOR INSTALLER
Exp. Preferred but will
train. MUST be dependable
863-763-5582


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HELP WANTED
Full Time
Maintenance Person
for Local RV Park.
Call 863-467-5774
HELP WANTED
Warehouse/delivery.
Full time 401K, Insurance
Class B CDL w/hazmat
Basic computer skills
Apply South East milk
1005wn Park St. Okee

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
For Hair Stylists and
Nail Technicians
Exp. pref but not necessary
(863)763-0404
MECHANICS NEEDED
At Feed Mill
Experience on Semi
Tractor Trailers a
benefit.
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street,
Okeechobee,
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NEW HORIZONS
Has the following positions
available in our
Okeechobee Outpatient Office
LICENSED THERAPIST
Salary Negotiable. For a
complete list of opportunities
in the 4 county area please
visit: www.nhtcinc.org
for more information.
Fax resume to
(772)467-4135.
No Phone Galls Please
EOE/ADNDFWP
PAINTERS NEEDED
Experienced only
Must have transportation
(863)634-0296
PRE-SCHOOL
TEACHER NEEDED
For a Busy Child Care Center
(863)467-5588 orfax
resume to 863-467-7560
WAREHOUSE HE.P
Must be 21 yrs of age.
MAGNA-BON
(863)357-0400
Your next job could be in
today's classified. Did
you look for it?


PIANO TEACHER
for aspiring musician. Please
call Debbie (863)517-0889

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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


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Dependable Lawn
Maintenance. Free
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Must have CDL class B & 2 years verifiable driving
experience. Class A preferred but will train the
right candidate. Competitive starting wages w/
great benefits package.
Apply in person at:
710 NE 5th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL

SALES ASSOCIATE
Needed For Local Company
$4,800 Guarantee While In Training
$20,000 Year Salary Plus Commission
Earn $50,000 to $70,000 Per Year
Special Bi-Lingual Position Also Available
Health Ins. & 401K
Call 863-634-5399


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

CONSUMER LENDER

Riverside National Bank is looking for an
extraordinary addition to our Okeechobee branch
Tearri! Do you enjoy achieving amazing goals?
Are you a role model for community service? do
you enjoy communication skills & customer
service are your #1 qualities! Competitive salary,
incredible incentives & complete benefits
packages are only one reason to join our family.
Interested? Fax your resume to 863-824-0370 or
call Heather @ 863-824-6700. Member
FDIC.EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

ELECTRICIAN PROCESSING
Southern Gardens has immediate need
for an experienced electrician.
Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent plus Trade
School or 4 years of related work experience. Familiar with
principles of motor controls, process control circuits, electri-
cal schematic reading and NEC. Troubleshooting high volt-
age, three phase wiring, process control circuits and PLC's
with minimal supervision.
Bonus, 401 K, Benefits, Health and Dental
insurance, and Overtime.
Contact: HR Dept. @ 863-902-4133, fax 863-902-4315, or
dmelton@southerngardens.com


Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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

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



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


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Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
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Bicycles 530
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Carpets/,Rugs 550
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Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CORD- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.
TEMPSTAR 5ton, heat
pump, 12 seer, brand new,
never been used. $1200
(863)467-7101


BUILT IN OVEN- GE Profile,
asking $100.
(863)763-1884.
CROSLEY STOVE- Apartment
Size, Electric, New Paid
$325 asking $275
(863)357-2233
DRYER- Kenmore, Excellent
shape, free delivery, only
$75. Call 863-675-8937.
MAGIC BULLET As seen on
TV, Brand new, still in box,
$75 (863)467-2112
REFRIGERATOR- Frigidaire,
side by side, ice on door,
7yrs old, $300 neg.
(863)674-0677.
REFRIGERATOR- Gibson,
runs great, $150.
863-610-0575
WASHER & DRYER- White
Westinghouse, 7 yrs old,
$200 or best offer.
(863)674-0677.
WASHER (1) DRYER (2):
$200 takes all.
(863)261-2846
WASHING MACHINE Maytag
Neptune, needs some re-
pairs. Pd $1500 asking
$150 (863)801-1836
WATER HEATER 50 gallon,
top of the line GE, 2yrs old,
like new condition. Pd $250
asking $175 (863)763-6041



TANNER-.Soliel, 28 Sport.
$2250. New never used, Call
Cathy 863-697-1123



STORAGE BUILDING 4x8-
wood w/ alum siding. #88
@ Taylor Creek Resort $375
(573)547-7637/517-2577


ALUMINUM AWNING- 11,
Various sizes, 12' to 4', Ask-
ing $300. for all
863-634-86080
RAILROAD TRUSSES- (5)
asking $100 will sell separ-
ate. 863-610-057,5
SLIDING GLASS DOOR- $150
or best offer.
(863)357-3633
STEPS, Aluminum w/railing, 3
steps high. $60. neg.
(863)763-4952
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
CRIB 3 n 1, light beige $70
(772)597-0650
INFANT'CRIB SHEETS- Bump-
er guard, Diaper holder, Mu-
sical Mobilea& Lamp, Exc
cond. $40. 863-763-6131
PLAY SETS (2) 1 compete
kitchen, 1 beauty shop sta-
tion. $20 for both
(863)467-2112
Swing, Bouncer, Walker &
White Bassinet, Winnie the
Pooh, all like new, $100 will
sell sep. (863)228-0566


MASON SHOES- 2 pair, Fe-
male, Brand new, size 8 1/2
B. $50. (863)357-0125
SCHOOL CLOTHES- Wran-
glers Boys-27& 28,
Girls-3,5,7,8 9 & 10, $300.
Will Sep. (863)467-2132


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


COLLECTIBLE DOLLS- 5, By
Madame Alexander, Mann,
Robin Wood. $250. or will
separate. (863)612-9233
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 orbestoffer
Call (863)763-8943



DELL COMPUTER- 2yrs old,
w/printer, monitor, web
camn, Windows XP, etc,
$120(863)634-6708.
DELL LATITUDE CP LAPTOP-
w/accessories, $200.
(866)855-0902.
DELL-kyboard, mouse moni-
to# great for school/home,
ames, fast, Si able epsaflol.
150. Llama (863)843-0323
PC WEB CAM- Can be used
with Window XP & perfect
for AOL $10 (863)763-3963
PRINTER HP Disk Jet 612 C
& HP ScanJet 3300C $100
for both, will separate
(772)597-0650
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BED FRAME Wooden, twin
size, headboard/footboard,
good condition $20
(863)824-8749


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

BRASS BED (KING) with like
new Sterns & Foster mat-
tress set. Cost $5K, asking
$1200 neg.(863)824-0884
BUNK BEDS with matching
desks, 2 solid wood, $300.
Call (863)673-0920 or
863-675-9243.
CHEST OF DRAWERS- small,
3 drawers, $30.
(863)467-9892.
COMPUTER DESK wooden,
medium size, $50
(863)634-0526


PLATES EXERCISE BOARD
great for strength training.
$100. (863)697-3090
WEIGHT BENCH Welder, in-
cludes 185 Ibs of cement
weights & bar. In gd shape.
$50 (863)675-7734 s
WESLO Treadmill folds for
storage. $100.
(863)697-3090



HAMMOCK SWING- Brand
new, Never used. $55.
(863)357-0125


ADULT SCOOTER, 3 Wheel,
Space Saver, Runs .great.
Good condition. $500.
(863)357-8788
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
LIFT CHAIR- asking $150 or
best offer. (863)467-9892.
LIFT CHAIR- electric, excellent
condition, $350
(863)801-4949
WALKER, Aluminum w/2
large front wheels, very
good condition. $25.
(863) 763-2458


COKE MACHINE, $200.
(863)228-0127 for more in-
ormation.
FOOT BATH Clairol, electric,
good condition, clean. In-
structions included $20
(863)675-3614
HAIR CLIPPERS Oster, elec-
tric, safety covers, 4 guards
& instructions. Good condi-
tion $15 (863)675-3614
JUKEBOX, $200.
(863)228-0127
Kiln & approx. 50 Southwest-
ern molds, $600 or best of-
fer. (863)763-9950
PLASTIC BUCKETS W/LIDS-
5 gallon, $25 for all, will sell
separate (863)763-5422..
TROPHY'S- 31, Marble bas-
es, $40. or will separate.
(863)612-9233
WATER COOLER- holds 2.5
or 5 gallons bottled water,
cold dispenser & cup holder.
$25 (863)675-0104.



FRENCH HORN, Good condi-
tion in case. Ideal for begin-
ner. Pd $900, Asking $300.
(863)763-7040/634-3173
GUITAR, Stella Harmony,
Made in the 50's. Excellent
condition. Asking $275. or
best offer. (863)467-0627
ORGAN- Freedom II, Excellent
condition $2000.
(863)467-4253


COMPUTER DESK- real wood,
very good shape, $75.
(863)
COUCH, Broyhill, Sleeper,
Floral pastel. $150 or best
offer (863)357-3633
DIN. Rm. Set, Glass (1 1/8"
Thick) 2 stone pillar pedestals,
6 cushion chairs w/cherry.
$1000 neg. 863-634-0387
DINING ROOM TABLE- 6 pad-
ded chairs, excellent condi-
tion $600. (863)357-1175
DR SUITE- Ashley, Oak, round
table, no leaf, 4 chairs, $200
or best offer.
(863)763-5186.
DR SUITE- cherry wood, 2
capts chairs, 2 side chairs,
padded seats, $300
(863)763-2103.
FURNITURE Living room set,
Dining room set & Bedroom
set $1000 for all or will sep.
(863)467-2910
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD,
King Size, Mountain style,
solid pine, $200.
(863)634-2582
KING SIZE BED- Super King,
12" Sealy Posturpedic,
$1200 value asking $600
neg. (863)763-8820.
SEWING MACHINE CABINET
w/ chair, nds minor repair.
Chest, desk, table & lamp
$95 all will sep 561-924-5812
WATERBED- California King,
Mirror headboard, with 6
drawers, $300. or best offer
(863)983-4954



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
PARTY CART seats 4 peo-
ple, 1 dog & plenty of cool-
ers, 36v charger, $900
(863)697-2033


BROWNING BAR- Automatic
rifle 308, Wim w/2x7, wide
field scoop. $500.
(863)902-0381
FIREARMS LIBRARY 32
leather bound vol. (history,
gun smithing, ballistics) like
new $450 863-697-2033
REMINGTON 1100- Automatic
shot gun w/ 26" Remchoke
barrel & synthetic stock.
$250. (863)902-0381
REMMINGTON FIELDMASTER
pump .22 cal Model 121,
$350/neg. 239-246-6444.
RUGER MINI 14 .223 cal.,
like new, with extras,
$350/neg. 239-246-6444.
RUGER REDLABLE- 12 gauge,
Over/under, sporting clay
30" ported barrels, Extra
choke $1200 863-763-8169
1011;J1


GOLF CART charger, Lestron-
ic II, like ne.w, $200.
Call239-633-2525.
GOLF CART Club Car, needs
repair, $150. Call
239-633-2525.
POOL TABLE- 7', Sla e,New'
felt, Valley coin-op, B111 return
missing coin mech arism)
500 firm 989-621-7589
ULTRA LIGHT KIT- fixed wing,
3/4 finished, $1600 or best
offer. (239)394-5888 or
(906)281-2127



HITACHI TV 50", big screen.
4yrs old, looks god, must
pick up. Moving, must sell!
$550 (863)467-9765
HITACHI TV- 50", Big screen,
About 4yrs old. Looks good.
Must pick up. Moving Must
Sell. $550 863-467-9756


AIR COMPRESSOR- commer-
cial, $250 (239)694-5611.
DOG BOX, w/diamond plate
top & tool box, $350.
(863)634-3142
TOW BAR- $25.
(863)674-4715


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 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry..'Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



MARE & GELDING -10 & 14,
both broke. Nice horses.
$1800 for both
(863)697-6713
MINIATURE BLUE ROAN
STALLION, 28" High. Show
quality. $1800.
(863)674-0156
PALOMINO- Registered Mini
Stud. $500. (863)697-6713
Quarter Horse Mare, 8 yrs.
old & Quarter Horse Gelding, 3
yrs. old. $3000 for both, will
sep. (239)694-5611



RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202 / 261-4999.
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$700. Will separate.
(863)801-1666


PIANO, Baldwin, upright,
$300. (863)697-3389
PIANO, WURLITZER 1966,
serial #931174, $375. Call
239-633-2525.


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
BOXER- Female, Spayed, 8
mo. House dog. Needs
fenced area. Loves people.
$250. (863)357-1945
BULLDOG Female, 16 mos
old, brindle. Red & black w/
white on nose. Beautiful &
sweet. $400 239-494-7042
DOG KENNEL- chain link,
6x6x10, with door, new dog
house, orig $325 asking
$150 (863)634-6299
JACK RUSSEL, Female, Lost
of in vic. of Potter Rd. on Aug.
10th. Tri Colored. Reward!
"Skitter'. (863)697-6652
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
RED NOSE PITBULL Female,
7 mos old, very friendly,
good with kids. '$250
(863)634-5060
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPY,
Black & White, Blue eyed
male. 16 wks. old. $250 neg.
(863)763-2749/801-4193
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 6pm.



WATER IRON FILTER (2) Pd.
$450 ea. new. Now $250 for
both, will sep.
(863)447-2130



HOT TUB- 4 person, fantastic
cond., located in Milbourne,
$400/neg. can have deliv-
ered. (863) 926-0296.
-Sorin


ON TAYLOR CREEK: Avail.
Now. Large 2 BR, 2 BA.
$1000 mo. + 1st & last mo.
sec. No pets. (863)634-6586



COMMERCIAL BUILDING
238 Hwy. 441 S.E., Okeecho-
bee. $975 mo. water & sewer
included. 863-467-9413 or
Call Collect to: 618-993-3505
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!



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


Eagle Bay, 3/2, quiet street,
no pets, fenced yard, 1st,
last, sec. $1500 mo.
(863)634-7296
Okee, 2BR/1BA, w/screened
room, elec. boat lift, on wa-
ter, completely furn., $1100
mo. + sec. dep.
863)763-6886/447-1093.
WATERFRONT: 2/1
Screened porch, boat slip,
pool, tennis. $1000 mo.
(863)634-8757.



COMM./PROFESSIONAL
RENTAL UNIT
1400 sq' A/C + carpeting
101 NW 5th St. next to The
Medicine Shop Call
863-634-9331 for details.
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


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RIDING LAWN MOWER, Zero
Turn, 40" cut. $700 or best of-
fer. (863)467-4175
RIDING MOWER 28" cut,
Snapper, electric start. $450
(863)467-1788/634-7355
RIDING MOWER, Poulan,
14.5 HP Briggs & Stratton,
42" cut, $550. Call
(239)633-2525.
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
'05, Used once. 33" cut,
15hp engine. $1300. Call
(863)357-1059
ROTO TILLER, 4 Ft. Wide, Pull
Behind 40 hp riding mower &
4 Ft. Rake. $600 for both, will
sep. (863)697-2076


DOMESTIC HOGS
Large & Small.
Call Alston Raulerson @
(863)763-2207 for more info.

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

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OKEECHOBEE, 1 Bdm, 1 Ba
on the water, Furnished. Nice
Area. Great views. $500 mo.
Call toll free 866-966-7174.
OKEECHOBEE- Treasure Is-
land '05, 2BA, 2BA, no pets,
$850 mo. 1st, last & Sec
Dep. (863)634-6114



OKEE- 3BR, 2BA 1/2 acre
Garage, fenced yard.
$140,000 (863)634-3009
OKEE- Waterfront 3BR, 2BA,
Double lot, 2-Living rooms, 2-
Carport's, 3-Storage sheds.
120K 863-467-4449



PALM HARBOR Limited Edi-
tion, 3BR, 2BA, 1600 Sq Ft.
Excellent condition, Financ-
ing Available (863)763-7909

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

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 302?5
Motorcycles 30x0
Sport Vehicles/.ATVs 3035



ALUMINUM BOAT
16ft long, 5ftwide. $100
(863)675-8760
AQUA SPORT, 20', 150hp
Johnson, runs & looks good,
$2500. (863)467-2104
BASS BOAT, 15' aluminum,
Mariner eng., 25hp, olive
well, troll. mtr., exc. cond.,
$2200. (561)662-7687
BOAT, 16 Ft. w/115 hp motor.
$500 or will trade for equal
value Riding Mower.
(863)763-7358
DURACRAFT, 15 Ft., Alumi-
num w/2000 Johnson 25 hp.,
Eagle D/F, F/F, 2 seats, live
well. $2000 (904)370-0653
JON BOAT 12ft, V bottom,
w/ trailer $300
(863)763-8415
KAYAK- $40. (863)674-4715


Wheelbarrow Planter
This versatile wooden wheelbarrow planter is a do-
it-yourself version of a garden classic. Filled with
plants or flowers, itt perfect for the porch or patio,
or even indoors. And although it's not designed to
carry loads, the wheel actually turns so it's easy to
move.
To build, simply trace the full-size patterns onto
redwood (other woods may be substituted), cut the
pieces out, assemble and finish. The planter mea-
sures about 40 inches long by 10 inches wide by 15
inches tall.
Wheelbarrow Planter plan (No. 879). .. $9.95
Planters Package (No. C128)
Three projects incl. 879 ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
"S5 Money Back Guarantee


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Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



OKEECHOBEE 3br, 11/ba,
CBS house w/ carport, new
roof, c/ac & heat, appl..
$225K (863)697-0372

Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2N105
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020

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12 The Okeechobee News, Monday, August 22, 2005


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


lBoats


Jon Boat, 12' Custom made
heavy gauge alum., w/9.9
Go Devil, low hrs., $2500.
(863)467-9902
JON BOAT, 14 Ft. w/trailer.
9.9 Johnson, New seats,
Live well. Runs great. $700.
(863)801-3527
MERCURY '01, 25 HP, electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
OMEGA- 24' Cabin, Hull only,
Can be rigged for out board.
Tandem axle trailer, $200.
(863)697-6812
TRI HULL BASS BOAT- 16ft,
with 85HP Johnson, $1500
863)357-2406 or
863)835-6680cell.


CRUISE AIR- '85, 460 with 4
barrel Holly carb. Runs
good, $6000 863-467-4890
ask for Robert
DAMAN CAMPLITE- '97, 21',
A/C, Stereo, Self con-
tained.$5000 239-225-3282
HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull
behind. $800. Or best offer
(863)634-4202
HYLINE TRLR, '92- 40', 2 tip-
outs, 10x30 Florida room
w/windows, $2495 must
move (573)547-7637.
MIDAS MINI '83- 24ft, Chev
350, dual AC, 4KW Onan
Jen, runs good $2495 cash
(863)801-3841.


WILDERNESS, 32', like new,
a/c, heat, sleeps 6, storage,
$8000 or best offer.
786-423-7057


YAMAHA 0/B ENGINE, 9.9,
Very low hours, runs excellent.
$600. 863-763-3153 Mon. -
Fri., 8am-5pm Call Pete.


HARLEY DAVIDSON
Softtail '87 53K orig mi,
$12,500 or best offer
(863)763-3385
KAWASAKI KX60- runs great,
clean bike, $800.
(863)697-2181.
YAMAHA PW80- '95, Dirt Bike
runs good, $300.
(863)357-1960 or
863)634-5402.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks' when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.



EX 300 4 WHEELER- '98-
asking $2500.
863).357-2406 or
(863)835-6680 cell.
HONDA 4 WHEELER 200 in
excellent condition. Like
new! $1600 (863)801-1666


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

Automobiles I



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 40710



ACURA INTEGRA 1995,
Sporty car, mileage 180K,
cold air, well-maintained.
$2,350. (863)467-9950
BUICK ESTATE WAGON '89
Good shape, reliable $1200
Call Epi (863)697-3257
CADILLAC STS '92- fully load-
ed, AC, CD, gold STS rims,
sunroof, runs great, asking
$3500 (863)675-0104.


CHEVY CAMARO Z28'94
Great for parts or project car.
$1300 (863)599-1509
CHEVY CORSICA '94 4 door
sedan. Dependable ride. 68K
mi, auto trans. Some rust
$999 (863)763-6822
EAGLE TALON- '96, 2.0L, Au-
.to. CD, Sunroof, 100,850
mi. Needs engine work
$1500. Neg. (863)675-4643
FORD TAURUS 1996, 4 Door,
White, 103K mis., Good A/C.
Good shape w/brand new
tires. $2500 (863)634-5473
GRAND PRIX SE '95 Leather
seats, all power, cold air,
CD, runs good $2500
(863)467-6363
HONDA ACCORD '89 runs
very good, good gas mile-
age, white, nds some body
work $850 (786)234-2566
MERC GRAND MARQUIS, '92-
V8, PW/PL/PS, new trans,
cold AC, new spare, $2500
neg. (863)528-3749
NISSAN 300ZX '85 Cold a/c,
new stereo c/d, $2500 Call
Epi (863)697-3257
OLb'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


SATURN SUPER COUPE- '01,
Electric Blue, Loaded, Pre-
mium wheels, Sporty & exc.
cond $7000 863-357-0060
VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec-
tors, runs great, nds re-
stored, $1000 or best offer
(863)675-6214 after 6pm


CHEVY PUMPER FIRE TRUCK
'47 w/hoses, lights & siren.
Has rust, but very restorable.
$900 (863)467-8804
VOLKSWAGON BEETLE 1971,
$1200. Runs, needs minor
work. (863)763-4826


CHEVY SILVERADO 1987,
4x4, dual tanks, 8 cyl., No
bed. Needs TLC. Some new
parts. $1000 (863)467-4459
FORD BRONCO, '87- full size,
multi color, runs needs
work, good tires, removable
top, $2000 (863)763-8725.
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.


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
DIESEL ENGINE- 7.3 with
transmission and rear end.
$1500 (863)634-6299.
TIRES (4) Mastercraft Courser
SE, AT. P265/75R16's. $40
for all. (863)674-1906
TIRES (4) Michelin, Good
shape. Off of Lincoln Town
Car. $40 for all.
(863)763-8146
TIRES/ALUM RIMS- 10" wide,
Cooper Cobra P265/15R15,
500 miles use, Fits Chev.
$200 (863)824-0801.
TONNEAU COVER- by ARE fits
Chevy S10 or smaller truck
Excellent condition $300.
Firm (863)697-6731
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


-DODGE RAM 50 1983, P/S,
Tool box, bedliner, 5 spd.,
$1250. (863)447-2130
FIBERGLASS TOPPER- 8'
Bed, Like new, Excellent
shape, $500.
(239)443-9824


FORD F100- '74, Ext cab,
Short bed, 460 C6 trans., 35"
tires $1500 Neg.
863-675-4697/239-494-2647
FORD F150 1995 w/topper.
Runs good. Cold air. $2500
firm. (772)216-6453
FORD F150 2002 Club Cab, 1
Owner. 71K mls. Looks &
Runs great. Must see!
$12,000. (772)569-6285
FORD F150 '81 2 wheel
drive, auto, whole or for
parts, $500 (863)763-5067
FORD F150 '88- w/good 302
motor, good work truck.
$400 or best offer
(863)357-3372
FORD F150 '93 manual,
needs engine $500
(863)634-1867
FORD F250- '88, 5th wheel,
Runs Great. $1100 or best
offer (863)634-1867
FORD F250-'91, 4X4, 460, 5
speed, Wrecked, parts or
whole. $1000 or best offer.
will sep (863)675-4697
FORD RANGER '88 w/
camper top, auto, runs good,
cold air, new tires. $950
(863)467-1788/634-7355
FORD RANGER- '88, Runs
good, New motor, $500.
(863)467-9472
Isuzu Hombre, '97, 73k orig.
mi., 5 spd., cold arctic a/c,
exc. cond., $2395 or best
offer. (863)533-0244


Community Events


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.

Church hosting Christian speaker
The First Baptist Church of Okeechobee, 401 S.W Fourth St., will host
the best selling Christian author and speaker Beth Moore, who will be
delivering messages via satellite, on Oct. 7 from 7 until 9:30 p.m. and on
Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. To register for the event, call the First
Baptist Church at (863) 763-2171. Tickets for the two day event are $25.


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 Lfida Dalke, 1608 Booth Drive,
in Sebring; or, call'Lynn Cloud at (863) 382-4487 or (863) 381-5680:

St. Theresa's will host Sunday school
The St Theresa Catholic Church Buckhead Ridge Sunday School

(CCD) will begin Oct 2. Please call Ann at (863) 467-1516 or Fr. Dan at
the Parish Office (863) 946-0696, for information.


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 mem-
ber; contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations
Center, (863) 763-3212.

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools has K-3 openings at this time. For infor-
mation, call Grace Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.


Glades County Roundup


Support group
to hold meetings
In August will feature discus-
sions with Center for Indepen-
dent Living representative in
LaBelle, Moore Haven and
Clewiston with information
about the center and what serv-
ices it provides. Take advantage
of this free service to inform
yourselves about how the center
can help people with disabilities
achieve independence and self
determination in, their lives. All
meetings take place from 4 until
5 p.m. at local Senior Connec-
tions offices: August 24 in Clewis-
ton, and August 31 in Moore
Haven. Call 946-1821 in Moore
Haven and 983-7088 in Clewis-
ton, for more information.

Concert is
rescheduled
The concert has been
rescheduled. The new date of the
concert is Sunday, August 28
from 2 until 4:30 p.m. The con-
cert will be held'at the LaBelle
High School at 4050 East Cow-
boy Way. For additional informa-
tion for this event please contact
LaSheba Travis at 674-4056, ext.
128 or Martha Pierce at 675-0334.

GC SO accepting
applications
The Glades County Sheriff's
Office is now accepting applica-
tions for a part-time position
(food service) Friday, Saturday
and Sunday. Three times each
day, breakfast 5:45 a.m., lunch
10:45 a.m. and dinner at 5 p.m.
Applicants must have a valid
Florida Driver's License. The
hourly rate is $7.25. Applications
may be picked up at the Glades
County Sheriff's Office, 599
Avenue J., Moore Haven, Florida
or call (863) 946-1600.

Economic Council
schedules meetings
The Glades County Economic
Development Council normally
meets the first Monday of the
month at 6:15 p.m. in the confer-
ence room at Glades Electric
Cooperative. If you are not a
member, please contact the EDC
about joining. If you are a mem-
ber, please plan to attend the
meetings. As the Main .Street
effort, and other initiatives move
forward, we will need a host of
knowledgeable volunteers to
serve on various committees and
we encourage your participation.

Flea market to
offer free spaces
Moore Haven flea market will
.re-open and will be offering their
spaces for free to sell your stuff.
For more information, call (863)
227-6173 or (863) 946-0037 ask
for Ricardo.


Free services
to help elders
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE (Seniors Helping
with Insurance Needs of Elders)
counselor is available every
Wednesday morning free of
charge at Nobles Center and in
Moore' Haven at Senior Connec-
tions offices. Call 675-1446 to
make an appointment.

Post disaster help
for older adults
Disaster funds are still avail-
able to help older adults living in
Hendry and Glades Counties
who continue to need assistance
with such issues as roof repair,
debris removal, insurance
deductibles, appliance repair or
replacement, chore work, etc.
Elders in need of help due to the
hurricanes of last summer can
speak with -a specially trained
outreach- worker in Clewiston
(863) 983-7088 Monday Friday.

Exercise classes
are available
Nobles Senior Center exercise
classes meet M-W-F at 9 a.m.
Come and join this.,lively group
for better health.


School district
offers GED classes
The Glades County School
District is offering GED prep
classes at Moore Haven High
School (room 26-003) for adults
who wish to obtain their GED.
Classes are on Tuesday and
Thursday nights from 6 until 8
p.m. You may register the night
of the classes. If you have any
questions you may call Scott
Bass at (863) 946-0202 ext. 13.

GAL program
needs volunteers
The' Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to rep-
resent the best interests of


abused, abandoned and neglect-
ed children before the court,
social service agencies and the
community. No special educa-
tional degree is required.
Guardians need to be someone
with common sense, good judg-
ment and'a commitment to help-
ing a child. Attendance at three
training sessions held in Fort
Myers is required. Please contact
Kelie Hedrick at: (239) 461-4360
or (800) 269-6210 for more infor-
mation, and -to reserve your
space for training.

Help stop
the violence
The' Hendry and Glades
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Council's mission is to increase
community awareness about
domestic and sexual violence
and victim safety by providing
services, referrals and education
relating to the affects of domes-
tic/sexual violence in our com--
munity. The meetings rotate
between LaBelle, Clewiston and
Moore Haven. To get involved in
the council or for information
about meeting dates and times,
please call Abuse Council and
Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Extension
(REACT): (863) 674-1811 8:30
a.m.-5 p.m. to speak 'with an
advocate.

Faith in Action
is expanding
Faith in Action in LaBelle is
expanding to Clewiston and
Moore Haven in 2005. Residents
of any age with chronic disease
or illness in those areas who
have a need for assistance with
everyday tasks of living can call
Liz at 983-7088 or 675-1446 for
more information. Those with a
desire to make a difference in
someone's life by volunteering
are encouraged to call the same
phone numbers for more infor-
mation on this wonderful volun-
teer program benefiting residents
in Hendry/Glades Counties.


Diabetes awareness
class is available
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment Heart to Heart Program and
Senior Connections are offering an
eight-week diabetes class at 2 p.m.
each Wednesday at the Nobles
Senior Center. Classes include the
diabetic diet, understanding carb-
counting, eye and foot care, and
the ABC's of diabetes (the A1C
test, blood pressure, and choles-
terol. All diabetics, long term or
newly diagnosed, are welcome.


Sell your personal valuables if
they're $2,500 or less
for absolutely free!
No fee, no catch, no problems!


Support services
are available
The Agricultural and Labor
Program, Inc. located in Winter
Haven, has been awarded a
grant from the Department of
Community Affairs to provide
Low Income home Energy Assis-
tance (LIHEAP) services to eligi-
ble applicants in Hendry and
Glades counties. For an applica-
tion and/or information please
"call (800) 330-3491.


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Smoking cessation
classes available
Heart To Heart will be offer-
ing, FREE smoking cessation
classes beginning Aug. 31, at 5
p.m. at the Hendry County
Health Departinent 1140 Pratt
Blvd., LaBelle, Florida 33975.
The class is a seven-week course
that will meet on Wednesdays. If
you have any questions please
call Lasheba at 674-4056 Ext.
128.


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OLDS BRAVADA '93 clean
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needs motor $200
(863)357-3372


TANDEM AXLE TRLR- can
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TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
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UTILITY TRLR- '05, 5x10,
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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
GMC VADUA, 1994 Captains
Chairs, cold a/c, C/D player;
body & motor good,
$2500/neg 863-223-1859.