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Drug plan
tops CCC agenda
The Community Collabo-
rative Council (CCC) met on
Tuesday, Aug. 23, and invited
Rebecca Hurwitz, a claims
representative from the Social
Security Administration, to
talk to council members
about some upcoming
changes for Social Security
recipients.
Ms. Hurwitz spoke to
members about a new
Medicare Prescription Drug
plan that is about to take
effect. The new program will
help eligible persons pay for
the annual deductible, premi-
ums and co-payments that are
related to the program.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005


OUA rates may


Board accepts
resignation
of OUA director
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In a special meeting Tuesday
morning, the board of directors of
the Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) gave tentative approval to a
2.75 percent increase in water
rates and a 5 percent increase in


sewer rates.
They also discussed changes to
the standard developer's agree-
ment that guarantees a developer
water and sewer capacity and
accepted Executive Director L. C.
Fortner's resignation.
The good news to come from
the meeting was the announce-
ment by Mr. Fortner that the Flori-
da Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) had approved
OUAs request for sewer treatment
plant modification. The present


sewer treatment plant is rapidly
reaching capacity.
Under the DEP approved modi-
fication plan, the plant's capacity
will be increased from 1 million
gallons a day to 1.232 million gal-
lons a day, mainly by adding filters.
The modification will be financed
by a Community Development
Block Grant. Mr. Fortner was not
sure about the cost of the project
or the completion time.
This modification will give OUA
some breathing room to provide


Chance of a lifetime: Teacher visits Costa Rica


Special to Okeechobee News/Kay Duke
This is one of the small primitive farms that Kay Duke and 12 other teachers from across
the United States visited while in Costa Rica this past summer.

Duke takes part in study tour


By Loma Jablonsld
Okeechobee News
- On a cool day in March, Kay
Duke turned on her computer to
check the multitude of websites
available to teachers throughout
the world. Little did she know
that this simple push of a button
would open a whole new world
to her and provide her with the
opportunity of a lifetime.
While browsing through the
various websites, she came upon
an opportunity that she decided
to pursue. The U.S. Department
of Agriculture was advertising for
agriculture and science teachers
to visit Costa Rica during the sum-
mer to provide them with an
intense, enriching experience in
agricultural developments that
focuses on the important role of
science and technology in agri-
culture.
The program, called TEACH
(Teaching Educators Agriculture
and Conservation Holistically)
targets agricultural and science
teachers working at middle
schools and high schools in the
low- to middle-income areas of
the United States in the hope of
providing new knowledge that
can be brought back to the class-
room and shared with students,
even encouraging them to pur-
sue a variety of careers in the
fields of agricultural sciences,
research and natural resources


Kay Duke, a veteran agricul-
ture and science teacher in
Okeechobee, spent over two
weeks in Costa Rica this
past summer as part of an
international program creat-
ed and funded by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.
management.
Mrs. Duke filled out the
lengthy application and returned
it. As time passed, she forgot
about the application and
focused on end-of-the-year activi-
ties at the Juvenile Offender Cor-
rections Center and prepared for
her move to the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus.
On the last Saturday in May
the mailman delivered a package
to her door. When she opened it,
she received the shock of her life.
She had been chosen as one of
only 12 other teachers from
across the U.S. and the only
one from Florida to make the
trip to Costa Rica to study their
farming techniques.


From that point on, things got
hectic for Mrs. Duke. She had to
fini-h up her schooll year at Level,
10; pack up her school supplies
and transport them to her new
assignment as agri-science
teacher at the Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus; make arrange-
ments with her family; get hepati-
tis A, typhoid and tetanus shots in
addition to starting on. malaria
medication; and, update her
passport before departing on July
10.
Once the group arrived in
Costa Rica their schedule did not
slow down. They traveled
throughout the country visiting
small family-owned and operat-
ed farms and plantations owned
and operated by large corpora-
tions such as Dole and Del
Monte.
One farm that really made an
impression on Mrs. Duke was
run by a local family. It consisted
of eight acres. Everyone in the
family had a specific job to do.
The mother took care of the
chickens, one son was responsi-
ble for the dairy cows and the
other son tended the beef cattle.
They also grew what they could
squeeze onto this small amount
of land with crude equipment.
They had sugar cane, coffee
beans, peppers and tomatoes
growing on the hillside farm.
The crops, eggs, milk and
See Duke -Page 2


Children's panel


has 3 new members


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Governor Jeb Bush recently
appointed three new members
to the Okeechobee County Chil-
dren's Services Council, which
brings the total number of mem-
bers back pjto 10, according to
Cathleen Blair, executive direc-
tor.
The group had been operat-
ing with seven members for sev-
eral months until the governor's
appointments.
The new appointees are Eliz-
abeth Maxwell, Kizzy Boswell
and Lydia Wasson. They join two
other gubernatorial appointees:
Paul Kirkham, superintendent of
Eckerd Youth Alternatives; and
Grace Larsen. Rounding out the
10 members are five required
members, including a judge
(Shirley Brennan), the school
superintendent (Dr. Patricia


Cooper), a School Board repre-
sentative (India Riedel), a Coun-
ty Commissioner (Gene
Woods), and a representative of
the Department of Children and
Families (Tom Peer).
Ms. Blair spoke proudly of the
council that she helped champi-
on into existence in the county
14 years ago. While listing its
many successes, she expressed
her gratitude to the citizens who
voted in the council in 1991 as a
taxing authority to help local
youth strive to reach their full
potential.
The council's millage rate
from county property taxes will
decrease this year from $.32 per
$1,000 in value to $.28 per thou-
sand.
"This is because the property
(tax) roll went up and will show
an increase in money," Ms. Blair
See Services Page 2


50M Plus tax


group


for a larger plant.
Henry Thomas, OUA's rate
consultant, had suggested a rate
increase of 1.75 percent for water
rates and 4 percent for sewer rates.
The board spent a considerable
amount of time discussing possi-
ble additional increases for reha-
bilitation of the utility system.
"We need to do something;
this system is in such bad shape,"
said board chairperson Melanie
Anderson.
Board member George Long


noted that there is money in the
budget now for maintenance and
asked what would be accom-
plished with the additional funds.
OUA Operations Manager John
Hayford said that capital connec-
tion charges are currently being
used for maintenance. He
expressed the opinion that all
ratepayers should pay for mainte-
nance. He said that currently there
is no specific funding mechanism
See OUA-Page 2


Man shot




by deputy




is arrested


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 37-year-old Okeechobee
man who was shot by a deputy
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) has
been arrested and is currently in
the Okeechobee County Jail.
Dennis Keith Rock, S.E. 57th
Drive, was arrested Aug. 22 on
Okeechobee County warrants
charging him with two counts of
aggravated assault on a law
enforcement officer with a dead-
ly weapon, one count of resist-
ing arrest with violence and one
misdemeanor count of battery
(domestic violence).


He is
being held
without
bond on the
two counts
of aggravat- 1
ed assault.
Bond on the
other
charges has
been set at Dennis
$5,000 each. Rock
Until his arrest, Rock was a
patient at St. Mary's Hospital in
West Palm Beach where he was
being treated for gunshot
wounds to his hip and his upper
See Arrest Page 2


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
In a press release dated Aug.
23, Haber, Inc., a New Jersey-
based company with the tech-
nology for environmentally_
friendly processing of gold bear-
ing ores, announced that it had
signed a purchase agreement for
an 18,000-square-foot building
located in the Okeechobee
County Industrial Park.
J.D. Mixon, of D.R. Willson
Land Company of Okeechobee,
has been handling the negotia-


tions for the sale of this property.
"This is very exciting for
Okeechobee. This is the type of
high-quality company with cut-
ting edge technology that Okee-
chobee needs. It will put the
town on the map and provide
new jobs in the- community,"
stated Mr. Mixon.
According to the press
release Haber, Inc. will begin
revenue-producing commercial
operations using its precious
metals recovery technologies.
See Business Page 2


The first six months
Rotary Club member and Clerk of the Court at the new courthouse, Sharon Robertson
(right) introduced Sheriff Paul May (center) and Noel Stevens (left) of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office at Tuesday's Rotary Club meeting. The sheriff gave a report
*about his first six months with the sheriff's office.


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New Social Security prescription plan tops CCC agenda


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
The Community Collaborative
Council (CCC) met on Tuesday,
Aug. 23, and invited Rebecca Hur-
witz, a claims representative from
the Social Security Administration,
to talk to council members about
some upcoming changes for Social
Security recipients.
Ms. Hurwitz spoke to members
about a new Medicare Prescription
Drug plan that is about to take
effect. The new program will help
eligible persons pay for the annual
deductible, premiums and co-pay-
ments that are related to the pro-
gram.
Eligible or potentially eligible
persons may have already received
a letter after July 1 and an applica-
tion for the new program that
begins Jan. 1,2006.
She told the council members
that individuals must fill out the
application enclosed with the letter
or they can fill out the information


Duke

Continued From Page 1
meat fed the family and was sold or
bartered for other items needed to
survive.
The family was most proud of
the fact that the oldest son was in
the United States attending college
at the University of Michigan on
grants and scholarships. This was
quite an accomplishment for the
young man in a country where'
children go to school free through
the sixth grade. After that they must
pay to stay in school.
From this humble farm, the
teachers moved up to larger and
more modern farms and finally to
the modern plantations of major
corporations where pineapples,
coffee, bananas, cocoa and sugar
cane were grown and harvested
for shipment around the world.
Mrs. Duke returned to Okee-
chobee with stories that seem
unreal by our standards.
One small community didn't
have water until 3 p.m. each day.
The town's water came from a
stream up the mountain and ran
down to fill up the town reservoir. It
took until about 3 p.m. each day to
fill the reservoir enough for the
townspeople to use the water.
Then, in the early evening, the


Arrest

Continued From Page 1
thigh. Following his release from
the hospital, he returned to Okee-
chobee where he was arrested.
OCSO Deputy Corporal Paul
Ferrell shot Rock twice with his
Glock .40 cal. handgun.
Rock's arrest stems from an
alleged incident that occurred dur-(
ing the early morning hours of Aug.
12 in which the man's sister-in-law
called 9-1-1 and told a sheriff's
office dispatcher that Rock had
choked his wife. Rock's wife, along
with the couple's 9-year-old daugh-
ter, fled their home and went to her
sister's home. The dispatcher was
told that Rock was possibly armed
with a.9 mm handgun.
Sheriff Paul May said Rock's


Business

Continued From Page 1
These technologies will allow
Haber to recover gold and other
precious metals from e-waste and
gold ores.
E-waste is a term that is used for
electronic equipment that is near
or at the end of its useful life. Com-
puters, televisions, VCRs, stereos,
copiers and fax machines are com-
mon electronic products that can
be. reused, refurbished or recycled.
They contain gold and other pre-
ciotis metals that are lost when
these pieces of equipment wind up
at landfills.
Haber, Inc. was founded by
Norman Haber is 1967. This com-
pany is a scientific research and
development company that con-
trols a number of technologies in
the areas of separation science,
extractive metallurgy and medical
diagnostics. Mr. Haber developed a
chemical system for extracting gold
from its ores without the use of
toxic solvents such as cyanide.
In the new facility, Haber plans
to install two precious metals
recovery lines. One will be for elec-
tronic waste and the other for gold
ore. The Haber technologies will
be used to extract and recover pre-
cious metals from multiple tons of
gold concentrate and e-waste on a
daily basis. They currently have
offices in Massachusetts, New Jer-
sey, Florida and Ghana.
The building would be used as a
production and training facility for
Haber employees, providing
employees who will be operating
other plants around the world with
experience in all processing tech-
nologies.
According to the press release,
Haber, Inc. is also in negotiations to
acquire additional county land
located adjacent to the property.
Those negotiations are continuing.


required online. The- applications
are available in English and Span-
ish, and more information on the
new program can be found at their
web site at:
www.socialsecurity.com.
Persons with questions about
the program can call 1-800-772-
1213.
The council then heard the fol-
lowing reports from committee
chairs:
Kay Begin and Carol Staley
from Healthy Start Coalition
announced a breast feeding educa-
tion and support program set to
begin with the 'Momcare' pro-
gram. Healthy Start will also stage a
taxi program transportation sign-
up for mothers with children in the
Medicare system on Sept. 12 start-
ing at 10 a.m. at the La Fiesta
Supermarket, 1774 S.R. 70 W. For
information, call Healthy Start at
(863) 462-5877.
Pat O'Connor from the Okee-
chobee County Library announced


water ran out and they would have
to wait until 3 p.m. the next day to
have more water.
"I made many new friends and
have many great memories. I'll use
what I learned in my lesson plans
to inform my students of what life is
like outside of Florida," said Mrs.
Duke. "Most will never have the
chance to see what I did, and I will
enjoy opening their minds through
what I've seen. I have now also
achieved a personal goal that I've
always had I got to see an actual
rain forest.
"I would love to go back, but
once you've been on one of these
U.S.D.A. sponsored trips, you are
not eligible to go again for another
five years. I will be waiting to fill out
that application," stated Mrs. Duke.
Mrs. Duke has been teaching in
Okeechobee County for 22 years.
She was an agriculture teacher at
Okeechobee High School from
1981-1984. She also ran the Okee-
chobee Rehabilitation Facility nurs-
ery for 13 years.
For the past eight-and-one-half
years she taught agri-science, horti-
culture and environmental science
at the Juvenile Offender Correc-
tions Center before accepting her
current position at the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus. She recently
was named Juvenile Justice
Teacher of the year for Region 3 of
the Department of Juvenile Justice.


wife had some minor injuries but
refused to be taken to a hospital.
Cpl. Ferrell and another deputy
responded to the call in Pioneer
Estates. As they are trained to do,
they parked their patrol vehicles in
the road and began walking to the
home.
According to Major Noel
Stephen, the area around the
home was not illuminated.
"Standing in the road, it was
pitch dark and you couldn't see a
thing," said Maj. Stephen.
The deputies began to
approach the home when they
heard a man, later identified as
Rock, call to them. The deputies,
said Sheriff May, could not see the
man nor had they heard a door
open.
The deputies then illuminated
the area with their flashlights and
saw a man moving toward them.
The man, state OCSO reports, was
armed with a .22 caliber semi-auto-
matic rifle.
According to the report, the
man spoke to the deputies again
and said: "I have something for


the start of the After School Pro-
gram at the library as of Sept. 6. She
stated that the free program runs
from 3:30 until 5 p.m. Programs
are available on Tuesday or
Wednesday for children in first
through fifth grades, and that
Thursday are reserved for children
in kindergarten. Registration is
required and registration forms
and information brochures are
available on the library kiosk. Mrs.
O'Connor also announced an
upcoming visit from Ronald
McDonald on Thursday, Sept. 15, at
3:30 at the library. This is a free
event. Children of all ages are invit-
ed. For information about library
programs contact Pat O'Connor,
youth services coordinator of the
Okeechobee County Library, at
(863) 763-3536. Ms. O'Connor,
who is also a member of the Juve-
nile Justice Council (JJC), told
other council members that during
the Aug. 19 meeting of the JJC,
members agreed that meetings


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for repair and rehabilitation.
"All our customers should be
contributing to the maintenance of
the system, not just new cus-
tomers," was the opinion of alter-
nate board member Harry Molden-
hauer.
Mr. Long stated that he had no
problem with spending money to
maintain the system, noting that
everything costs money.
"To increase rates without a
plan just doesn't feel very good to
me," he added.
He said that people want to
know what they are getting for their
money and that was not spelled
out.
The board voted tentative
approval to a 1.75 percent increase
in water rates and a four percent
increase in sewer rates. On top of
that, an additional 1 percent would
be added to the water rates and to
the sewer rates. This additional
charge would go into a special fund
for maintenance of the system.
Before final approval is given to
the proposed rates, public hearings
will be held on Sep. 13 and Sept.
27. The approved rates will go into
effect on Oct. 1.
Under the proposed rate sched-


y'all -bring it on."
When the man was about 40
feet from the deputies he reported-
ly took an aggressive position with
the rifle, said Sheriff May.
"He was told numerous times
to drop his weapon," added the
sheriff.
The sheriff said the man was
"highly intoxicated."
Sheriff May said when the man
ignored commands from the
deputies and assumed the "aggres-
sive position," Cpl. Ferrell fired two
rounds. One round struck Rock in
the right hip, and the other round
struck him in the left thigh.
The deputies administered first
aid until Emergency Medical Ser-
vice (EMS) personnel arrived at the
scene. Rock was later flown by
AeroMed to St. Mary's Hospital.
Following an internal investiga-
tion into the shooting, Cpl. Ferrell
returned to duty on Aug. 22. He
was placed on administrative leave
with pay until the investigation by
OCSO Detective Ted Van Deman
was completed.


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will now be held every three
months with the next meeting to
be held on Oct. 21 at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Par-
rott Ave., at noon.
Jill Rogers, with Communities
in Schools and the Okeechobee
Skate Park, announced that there is
currently air conditioning in place
at the concession stand with labor
and equipment donated by local
contractors. Ms. Rogers also
announced that the Aug. 6 skate
contest held at the park was a big
success with over 30 local partici-
pants and prizes given away by
sponsors Maximum Tanning and
Skate totaling over $1,000. The
local skate park will soon be host-
ing monthly events to be
announced at a later date. Ms.
Rogers also requested adult super-
visors for the park. Anyone who
can spare time to help should con-
tact Jill Rogers at (863) 462-5863.
Toni Doyle, director of men-
toring with Making a Difference


ule the base facility charge (the
minimum charge if no water is
used at all) for a single family
dwelling with a three-quarter-inch
meter would increase from $14.80
to $15.21.
The base facility charge for
apartments and mobile homes
would rise from $11.84 to $12.17.
For a non-residential customer
with a three]-quarter-inch meter
the base rate would go from $18.20
to $18.70.
The base facility charge for RVs
would increase from $4.88 to
$5.01.
The cost per 1,000 gallons of
water in block one would increase
from $3.11 to $3.20.
The sewer base facility charge
for a single-family unit with a three-
quarter-inch meter would increase
from $15 to $15.75.
The base facility charge for
sewer for a non-residential cus-
tomer with a three quarter inch
meter would increase from $19.20
to $20.16.
The base facility charge for
sewer for mobile homes and apart-
ments would go from $12.01 to
$12.61.
For RVs, the sewer base facility
charge would go to $5.21 from
$4.96.
According to figures released by
OUA, a residential customer with a


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said.
The council started with a
budget of $5,000, which was bor-
rowed from the county commis-
sion. Now the agency has over
$575,000. There is no paid staff; all
council members are volunteers
and only Ms. Blair and her secre-
tary are paid a stipend from the
county.
According to Ms. Blair, the gov-
ernor had appointed her for 10
years, and three years ago she was
no longer appointed. However,
the county hired her as executive
director. Ms. Blair is also the direc-
tor of special education for the
Okeechobee Public School Dis-
trict.
The Okeechobee council, one
of only six in the state, exists solely
to help children in the community
and not just troubled youth.
According to Ms. Blair, the coun-
cil's main function initially was to
get health insurance for non-
insured kids. The council matched
the state's Healthy Kids program
that existed for all Florida kids. But
because the cost has gone up to
about $72,000 for only 32 chil-'
dren, the council decided to dis-
continue this portion. of assis-
tance.
"We do help by putting money
aside as a medically needy fund
for children who are not insured,"
Ms. Blair said.
She said the council is looking
at providing an outlet for those 32
kids, "so they will not be hanging
without insurance," she said.
Those children are covered until
October and Ms. Blair said she
hopes they will have something in
place by that time.
Money is divvied up among
agencies that serve local youth,
such as the Sea Cadets, New Hori-
zons, Family Preservation, Sun
Coast Mental Health and the Chil-
dren's Ranch in the form of grants.
"We send out a request for pro-
posal and the agency comes up
with a program and applies for a
grant to fund it," said Ms. Blair.
A new program the council is
supporting is Communities In


Through Mentoring, expressed her
organization's need for adult men-
tors for the program. She stated
that there is a particular need for
male mentors. Anyone interested
in becoming a mentor in the pro-
gram should contact Mrs. Toni
Doyle at (863) 462-5863.
Sharon Vinson, facilitator of
the Shared Services Network,
announced that the Healthy Kids
now has year-round open enroll-
ment. All children without health
insurance are eligible. Ms. Vinson
also told expressed her thanks to
everyone who participated in the
school supply drive. The supplies
were sent to 'My Aunt's House',
which is a referral-based 'closet
thrift' shop that provides clothing
and necessary items to families in
need free of charge.
She also spoke about the focus
of two topics at the recent Legisla-
tive Summit in Port St. Lucie. The
panel of local representatives
attended the meeting at the St.


three-quarter-inch meter who uses
5,000 gallons of water is currently
paying a total of $71.82 for sewer
and water. Under the proposed rate
increase, the. same family would
pay $74.66.
A non-residential customer with
a three-quarter-inch meter who
uses 20,000 gallons of water cur-
rently pays a total of $222.35 for
sewer and water. Under the pro-
posed rate increase, that same cus-
tomer would pay $231.46, accord-
ing to OUA.
The board also spent some time
discussing changes to the OUA
developer's agreement. The
biggest change in the proposed
agreement would be to make the
developers fees nonrefundable.
There was some discussion. as
to the length of time for a develop-
er's agreement. The proposed
agreement is for 24 rrionths. But it
was brought out that some devel-
opments might take more than 24
months to complete. The agree-
ment was tabled for further study.
There was consensus that there
should be a correlation between
the size of the proposed develop-
ment and the length of the agree-
ment.
The board's attention was then
turned to Mr. Fortner's resignation.
Mr. Fortner tendered his resigna-
tion at the board's last meeting, but


Schools. The program will fund a
teen center.
"The council knew there are
things missing in the community
for teens to do. So money is being
put aside for a teen center. Jill
Rogers is putting it together," Ms.
Blair said.
The teen center will be located
near the skateboard park. The
cost of the center is in the neigh-
borhood of $500,000.
"We [Children's Services
Council] have $110,000 in an
interest-bearing CD toward it,"
explained Ms. Blair.
The council started that fund
with $96,000 in Temporary Assis-
tance for Needy Families (TANF)
dollars from the federal govern-
ment. TANF was earmarked for
anyone who provided services to
children on Medicaid as a reward
to agencies.
"For every $2 of our money, we
received $1 of federal money. We
got $96,000 and earmarked it
three years ago from the match,"
said Ms. Blair.
The TANF matching program
has ended and there are no more
matching dollars to be gleaned in
that program.
Another new program for the
council focuses on higher educa-
tion.
"We are putting money aside


Lucie Community Center on Aug. 9
and discussed the issues of afford-
able housing and public trans-
portation as two areas of impor-
tance within the community.
The information gathered at the
meeting will be presented to local
legislators in September.
Mrs. Vinson suggested that local
community organizations should
plan their budgets to include trans-
portation funding.
Lastly, Mrs. Vinson mentioned
to council members that Dr. Mark
Moll, O.D., is interested in provid-
ing eye care to local children in
need. If anyone has questions or
concerns regarding any of the
information from the Shared Ser-
vices Network they are asked to
contact Mrs. Vinson at (863) 462-
5000, ext.257.
The next scheduled meeting of
the Community Collaborative
Council is set for Tuesday, Sept. 27,
at 10 a.m. at the Okeechobee Dis-
trict School Board Office.


the board took no action at that
time. Mr. Fortner's resignation will
be effective Nov. 18.
Board attorney Tom Conely
noted that the contract between
the OUA and the executive director
could be terminated by mutual
consent. However, the contract
stated that if the executive director
terminated the contract, he would
have to give six months notice.
Since the effective date of Mr. Fort-
ner's resignation is Nov. 18, which
is less than six months, Mr. Conely
stated that the board should either
accept or reject Mr. Fortner's offer
to terminate the contract.
He said he would like to see the
board accept the resignation, not-
ing that it came at a bad time and
he did not want to see the board
tied up on this item.
Board member Carl Leonard
asked what would happen if the
board voted no to- accepting the
resignation offer.
"I'm afraid I see division com-
ing." Mr. Conely replied.
He urged the board to be bigger
than that.
The board voted unanimously
to waive the requirement for six-
months notification of termination.
'Mr. Long and Mr. Conley were
appointed to a committee to seek
applications for the position.


for scholarships. We are working
on the application process," Ms.
Blair said.'
In the past, the Okeechobee
Children's Services Council has
helped out in times of special
need, such as the 2004 hurricanes.
"We provided special assis-
tance for kids when their parents'
homes were destroyed. We also
provided clothing and toys when
the parents lost their insurance,"
said Ms. Blair. "And when children
need medications, we provide a
month's supply of medication ...
so the kids are not hurt."
How does the council find out
who needs help? Ms. Blair pointed
to herself, saying she works in the
school system and is connected
with United Way.
"I keep my eyes and ears open.
I find gaps that the council can fill
and sometimes put a bug in
someone's ears to apply for a
grant," she said.
The Children's Services Coun-
cil helps agencies who help chil-
dren. Ms. Blair said that volunteers
and mentors are needed to get
kids to different programs. The
council meets once a month on
the second Thursday at 5 p.m. at
the School Board's meeting room,
S700 S.W. Second Ave.
All meetings are open to the
public.


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Central students off to a great start


Kindergarten
Central Elementary Kinder-
gartners had a great start to this
school year. We are learning
about ourselves, our families, and
our communi-
ty. We also ,
have started
working with
the letter MmI
and its sound.
Some have
made mittens,
"Me Maga-
zines", mon-
sters, masks, or monkeys. We will
also be trying our very own maca-
roni and will make some marsh-
mallow miniature monsters in
Room 3 on Friday, Aug. 19. Every-
one is excited about school and
working hard. Way to go, Kinder-
garten!


Third grade
Mrs. Greseth's class is off to a
super start. In math, we are work-
ing hard already. Parents don't
forget to practice O's, I's & 2's in
multiplication. In reading, we
have been enjoying stories by
Kevin Henkes and Eric Carle. Mrs.
Greseth is really looking forward
to a great year. Congratulations to
Kevin Coleman, our Student of
the Week.
The third graders in Mr.
Bayer's class are hard at work
learning their multiplication
tables. This week we are learning
the times tables of O's, l's and 2's
in multiplication. In reading, we
are currently reading "Officer
Buckle and Gloria" which should
also be read at home to a
grownup each night. We are also
learning about synonyms, differ-


Pringle earns scholarship


Dale Pringle, a 2005 graduate
of Okeechobee High School, is
the recipient of a scholarship
from the HCA Foundation. He
plans to major in Pre Med at Uni-
versity of Florida this fall. A mem-
ber of the National Honor Soci-
ety and Salutatorian of his class,
Dale was named "Born Leader"
by his Senior Class. Dale served
on the Superintendent's Adviso-
ry Committee, and was a mem-
ber of National Beta Club, and
the Homecoming Planning
Committee. He is the son of Dale
and Trish Pringle. Trish is a Regis-
tered Nurse at Raulerson Hospi-
tal.
The HCA Foundation Schol-
arship Program is offered annu-
ally and provides educational
assistance to the children of
employees at HCA-affiliated
facilities. Recipients are selected
competitively based on academ-


Law Enforcement
Activity Log

Aug. 19
Foot pursuit, N.E. 13th Ave.
Lewd and lascivious, N.E. 168th St.
Threats/verbal, U.S. 78 W.
Theft, S.E. 36th St.
Theft, S.E. 36th Terrace.
Missing juvenile, N.E. Ninth Lane.
Vandalism, N.E. 103rd Ave.
Suicide/threats; U.S. 78 W.
Fraud, N.E.623rd Way.
Assault, N.E. 168th St.
Narcotics investigation/prisoner in
custody, U.S. 441 S.E.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
N.W. 18th St.
Attempt to locate, N.W. 268th St.
Assault, N.E. 39th Blvd.
Narcotics investigation/prisoner in
custody, S.W. 28th St.
Domestic/verbal, N.W. 284th St.
Fight, U.S. 441 S.E.
Disturbance, S.E. 14th Ave.;
Domestic, N.W. 18th St.
Aug. 20
Counterfeit money, U.S. 98 N.
Traffic accident, U.S. 441 N.
Vandalism, N.W. 10th Ave.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
N.E. 64th Ave.
Assault, N.E. 39th Blvd.
Missing and endangered adult,
N.W. 134th St.
Burglary, N.W. Fourth St..
Foot pursuit/ prisoner in custody,
S.E. 38th Ave.
Narcotics investigation/prisoner in
custody, U.S. 441 S.E.
Threats/firearms/ prisoner .in cus-
tody, N.E. 14th Ave.
Narcotics investigation/prisoner in
custody, N.E. 14th Ave.
Narcotics investigation/prisoner in
custody, S.R. 70 W.
Domestic, N.E. 13th St.
Aug. 21
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
U.S. 441 S.
Theft, N.W. 248th St.
Domestic, N.E. Second St.
Stolen trailer/lawn equipment, U.S.
441 S.E.
Burglary, S.E. 34th Ave. '
Fight, S.E. 25th St.
Domestic/firearm/prisoner in cus-
tody, N.W. 33rd Ave.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
U.S. 441 N.
Vandalism, Lock 7 pier.


Dale Pringle
ic records and personal achieve-
ments and must be enrolled at
accredited colleges, universities
and vocational/technical
schools. This year, the HCA
Foundation recognized more
than 520 scholarship winners
with awards totaling more than
$ 500,000.00.


ent kinds of maps and what a
proper sentence should look like.
Please don't forget to si5n those
agendas every night.
Third graders are olff to a great
start. They have started reading
groups and children are learning.
Ms. Enfinger's holneroom is an
amazing bunch of kids. They are
working hard and have already
completed one chapter in math.
They come in ready to learn. Ms.
Enfinger's reading group has
started centers, moving nicely
from one area to another. They
are excited about this year, and all
the things they will learn. A big
thank you to all the parents who
came to Open House. I appreci-
ate your interest and positive atti-
tude. Don't forget to read every-
day!
Welcome back to all students
in Ms. DelPrete and Mrs. Lopez's
3rd Grade B.A.S.E. classes. We are
already reading AR books and tak-
ing quizzes. We are doing math
lessons in Spanish and learning
more words from tIl e Spanish lan-
guage. Thank you to all parents
for looking at your child's agenda
every night. This is a great com-
munication tool. We look for-
ward to an exciting year together.
Ms. Mateo's class is.already
busy learning math. We are prac-
ticing our O's and l's..We have
also read our 1 st story. It was very
funny. Our Student of the Week is
C. W. Simpson. He likes car racing
and playing video games.
Fifth grade
What a terrific start to the
school year in Ms. Stough's class.
We are off to a fast start in math.
The students are on the ball with
place value and are learning to
draw conclusions from graphs. In
science we have started with
weather. We made cloud pictures
with cotton balls and wrote about
the life of water as it goes through
the water cycle. The Student of

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the Week was Ashley Rowell.
Way to start the year 5th graders.
The student's in Mrs. Carpen-
ter's class are off to great start.
Our first story we read was "Sees
Behind Trees". It was a historical
fiction story about a boy who has
to learn a talent beyond eyesight.
In social studies, we are learning
about the continents and longi-
tude and latitude. Do you know
what a cartographer is? Just ask
one of my students, they should
know. Student of the Week is
Shannon Hernandez. We are also
off to a great start this year with
AR. Sierra Story is the Top Student
with 7.5 points already earned.
Keep on reading.
Mrs. Steiert is so excited about
this new school year! She is very
impressed with how bright and
intelligent the students are as well
as responsible and well behaved.
Mrs. Steiert is sure that she and
her students are going to have an
outstanding year! Her homeroom
class is already working on their
first Accelerated Reader goal of
250 points so they can earn pop-
corn and a movie in class. Mrs.
Steiert's first Student of the Week
for the year is Jadie Underhill.
Congratulations, Jadie!
Students in Ms. White's fifth
grade class are starting the new
year off with a blast! In reading,
we'll be completing basal stories
from our reading books, and
reading novels. We will also com-
plete a writing assignment .each
week. We are using a newspaper
called USA Weekly for our social
studies program this year. It has
lots of exciting new things for us
to learn. Just a reminder to par-
ents' of student in my reading
class, please sign and return the
White Writes ,Newsletter each
week, Thank You. Congratula-
tions to Patsy Thomas for being
selected Student of the Week.


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STEALING GAS This message is to all the residents in Treasure
Island. Someone is going around siphoning gas out of gas tanks. So
keep your eyes open and start watching and you probably should go
ahead and put*a locking gas cap on your vehicles. My husband and I
both have had this happen now. So I just wanted to give you all, a
heads up and maybe we can catch them.

SEND HIS KIDS OVER THERE I think George W. Bush could relieve
some of the pressure if he would send his daughters Jenna and Bar-
bara over there in uniform with the others and just let them see what
the war is really about.

COULD BE A TRAITOR You know they really ought to impeach
George W. Bush or try him as a traitor to the United States because he
is killing this country.

ALWAYS MORE MONEY I would like to address the housing situa-
tion in this town. They say all the houses and stuff are going up in
value, well, hand in hand with that goes taxes and I am still making the
same thing I made when I bought this house. So you all raising taxes
on us plus the high price of gas this is ridiculous. I got people calling
me every day from every angle wanting money, something has td give
here.'And now OUA is saying that if you're late a few times you owe
them $75 and you have to prove you own the home when they already
have proof you own the home. I don't care if my house is worth the
same thing I paid for it five years ago as long as I am paying the same
taxes on it. Some thing has to give.

DON'T JUDGE THEM In reference to proper dress in the paper, why
not take the time to get these people into church and let God teach
them the proper way instead of being judgmental. Our job is to love
them through Christand not judge them while they are there or worry
about what they have on.

NO MORE DIFFERENCE Yes, the gas prices are out of control; and,
yes, the government could do something to help, but consider this: A
year ago the price of gas in Okeechobee was about $1.95, going
through Indiantown, located in Martin County, it went up about 6 to 8
cents and by the time you got to West Palm Beach it was, 2 to 15 cents
higher. The dealers said it was because of local county taxes. Now gas
is the same price in Okeechobee and West Palm Beach. Where'did
that 15 cent difference go, into the local dealers pockets? What about
the 6 cent road tax that all the surrounding counties have and Okee-
chobee doesn't, more profit for the local gas dealers at the cost of local
residents.


Community Events

Food donations help Children's Ranch
Radio station Reach FM will hold a Labor Day food collection
to benefit Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E. Until
Sept. 5, non-perishable food items can be left at: Badcock &
More; Costopoulos and Helton, CPA; Morton Agricultural Con-
struction; Nature's Pantry; Okeechobee Land Company; Okee-
chobee 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 certifi-
cate to a local store, dinner for two, and more will also be given
away. Check out www.reachfm.org for a full list of details; or, call
(863) 467-8080.

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

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


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Trying to make
sense of it all

After reading J.K. Murray's let-
ter I have two questions that I feel
strongly about.
Who will be responsible if little
Johnny decides to unbuckle his
seat belt while the bus is moving?
Is the bus driver going to stop
the bus every time this happens?
Is the bus automatically going to
stop? Of course my precious little
Johnny would never do this,
would he?
Over on the coast a year or so
ago a girl jumped out of the back
door while the bus was moving.
Of course my little Johnny would
never do this.
Our children today need more
discipline not more safety nets.
Why do we have seat belt laws
that will punish an adult when his


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Looking Back...
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died in 1926. Many local residents are descendants of
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mation, call (863) 763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in
the Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the garden center. Just stop by,
to show a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with
the car owners while you listen to the great oldies music.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For
information, contact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-
0359.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals
who are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence,
other women's issues are also addressed. One support group is
held on Wednesdays, 5 p.m. at the Health Department Auditori-
um, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, please call, Irene Luck
at (863) 763-0202. The other support group is held on Thursdays,
6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave.
For information, on this group, please call Shidrean 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 Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020,,or Janet Rinaldo at (863)
467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested 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 infor-
mation, 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
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863)
763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meel al 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. ,
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck
at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will
meet at 7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyter-
ian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at
(863) 763-2893 days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of
someone that might need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the
One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representa-
tives will be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Gun-Owners of Okeechobee meet at 7 p.m. at the American
Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. Anyone interested is invited. For
information, contact MervWaldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan Fen-
nell at (863) 467-9461 .
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support
group every Thursday at 2 p.m. Any one who is caring for and ill
family member is welcome to join us. The group is facilitated by
social workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give
one another support, information and ideas. The meetings are
held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St., For information, call (863)
467-2321.


child is in the cab of the vehicle
with no seat belt on, but he can
put that same child in the bed of a
pick up truck and go down the
road, 60 miles an hour and all a
police officer can do is wave to
him?
Talk about stupidity, yet our
lawmakers see nothing wrong!
If Representative Slosberg's
daughter had been killed in this
manner we would have a law
against it. But she was killed
because she was not wearing a
seat belt, thus, a mandatory seat
belt law.
By the way, did you know we
have a law in Florida that requires
a-dog to be tied down while in the
bed of a pick up truck?
Take four aspirin and call me
in the morning.
Submitted by:
Thomas Stagani
Okeechobee


Community Events

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 Restau-
rant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. Members and the general public are wel-
come. For information, contact Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-
MAIN.

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

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

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

MADD is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
Aug. 27, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m.
on WWFR.91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will.be Andy
Hindman, executive director of MADD Florida. The topic will be
alcohol related crashes, at-risk drivers, underage drinking and the
celebration of MADD's 25th anniversary. For information, contact
MADD victims' services line at 1 (800) 772-62'33 (MADD).

Church hosting special speaker
Dr. Richard Freeman, representative of Chosen People Min-
istries, will. be speaking at Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209
U.S.,441 S.E., on Sunday, Aug. 28, during the 10:30 a.m. worship
service. Chosen People Ministries is on the forefront of Jewish
evangelism. The ministry began in 1894 when Rabbi Leopold
Cohn came to believe that Jesus was the Messiah of Israel.

History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St., will be closed
until Aug. 31. They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11:30
a.m. until 3 p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9, from
11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will then be open every Wednesday and
Friday. Please call ahead one day to reserve any specific equip-
ment you may need. For information during working hours call
(863) 763-6510. During hours the center is closed call (863) 467-
5261, or (863) 357-7711.

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

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

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

LOAA raising funds for scholarships
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will be participat-
ing 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 Sav-
age rifle with hard case will be given away. There will also be
daily drawings, and new camouflage T-shirts will be for sale. Pro-
ceeds 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'
SThe VFW Post #9528,2002 U.S. 78 W, will present the theatre
of performing 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, brides-
maid; 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, cheeseburgers and baked
beans. Eat all you want for a donation. No take outs will be avail-
able on this day. Food will be served from 12:30 until 3 p.m.


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Community Theatre seeks performers


The Okeechobee Community
Theatre (OCT) is once again
looking for local residents of all
ages for acting/singing roles in
its upcoming fall musical pro-
duction to be performed in
November.
Open auditions for "110 in the
Shade" will be held on Monday
and Tuesday evening, Aug. 29
and 30, at 7 p.m., at the auditori-
um on the Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus, located on S.W.
Second Avenue.
"No prepared material is
needed, no previous experience
is necessary," said OCT Coordi-
nator/Director Ron Hayes.
"Everyone including a first-time
participant has an equal oppor-
tunity at landing a leading or a
supporting role in the show."
We're looking for anyone
who enjoys performing. All of
the roles in the show require
some singing, but most do not
need a solo quality voice. People
who are currently members of a
church choir, or-have been in the
past, for example, are prime can-
didates.
"There is a special need for
men for this production, but
parts are available for men and
women in a range of ages, and
there are even two or three parts
for young people", added Hayes.
The show tells the story of a
western town caught in the grips
of a severe drought. A smooth-
talking con-man arrives, promis-
ing to make it rain for a price.
Lizzie, an intelligent single
woman who yearns for love,
sees through his scheme imme-
diately, but, through this chance
encounter, discovers just what it
is that she really considers most
important in life.
Critical casting needs for the
show include the role of the con-
man, a loud but gentle braggart
who can sell "rain" to both men
and women; and, the local sher-
iff, who calmly handles any situ-
ation, and looks at the world
with .a ready sense of humor.
Also important are the roles
of Lizzie's father, a sort of "Ben
Cartwright" type; her older
brother, who often looks at
things too seriously; and, her


younger brother, who lacks self-
confidence, and considers him-
self to be to bright.
Central female roles are, of
course, Lizzie, a strong, inde-
pendent woman yearning for
romance; and, Snookie Upde-
graff, a young pretty lady with
lots of spunk.
"110 in the Shade" is proba-
bly the best musical you've ever
heard of", said Hayes. "It had the
bad luck to premier on Broad-
way during the same season as
"Hello Dolly!" and "Funny Girl"
and those shows got all of the
attention. Even so, critics praised
the show; with the "New York
Daily News" even saying that it is
"as good a show as you can
see."
The play has been compared
to the Broadway classic "Okla-
homa!" and is similar in some
ways to "The Music Man,"


although it is no carbon copy of
either. The songs range from
quietly beautiful to rousingly
spirited, with an exciting raise-
the-roof gospel feel.
"110 in the Shade" is based
on the play "The Rainmaker," by
N. Richard Nash, which was
made into a hit movie that
starred Kathryn Hepburn and
Burt Lancaster.
It is by the writing team of
Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones,
who also created "The Fan-
tastiks." That show ran continu-
ously in New York for more than
42 years, and became the
longest-running production in
the history of the American
stage.
The Okeechobee Community
Theatre is an all-volunteer organ-
ization which is now in its 27
year of producing live Broadway-
style musicals, comedies and


dramas for local audiences.
There is always a need for
personnel to build and paint
sets, create costumes, work
backstage, usher during per-
formances, etc.
"The fun and the satisfaction
our members derive from being
a part of producing a show can't
be described," Hayes said. "The
group is made up of local busi-
ness people, school teachers
and other professionals and
retirees. It is a chance to meet
and to work with Okeechobee's
most talented people."
Anyone interested in informa-
tion on auditions may call Ron or
Jacque Hayes at (863) 763-1307.
The Okeechobee Community
Theatre is a member of the
American Association of Com-
munity Theatre and the Florida
Theatre Conference.


Special to Okeechobee News/LOAA
LOAA appoints directors
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association met August 11, and appointed a new
Board of Directors and an organizational committee for next spring's airboat jam-
boree at Okee-Tantie. Arrangements for the Labor Day Festival were discussed and a
contribution towards personal items for military personnel in Iraq was initiated. The
next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m., at the Village Square
Restaurant. New members and guests are always welcome. For information, contact
Dennis Anderson, (863) 763-6069. Members attending this meeting were: (front row,
left to right) Linda Hancock, Tina Gates, Dorothy Anderson and (back row, left to
right) Dennis Anderson, Pete Daniels, Buddy Hancock, Nat Italiano, Braxton Bowen
and John Geisz.


Spotlight on Okeechobee


Thank you
I would like to thank every-
one for the calls, cards, flowers
and other cares of kindness
shown to. me for the loss of my
son, Arthur Webb.
God bless you all,
Ruthy McCulland


Thank you for
your support
The Okeechobee Jaycees
would like to thank those that
supported the annual Fourth of
July fireworks display. Those
patrons that joined us at Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina
to watch the show and gracious-
ly gave their donations are very
much appreciated.
We would like to thank the
following for giving sizable
donations towards this year's
display. It is because of their
continued support that we are
able to provide our community a
celebration of our freedom with
a fireworks display. A special
thank you goes to: Okeechobee
County Commission, Waste
Management of Okeechobee,
Okee-Tantie Campground and
Marina, City of Okeechobee, G-4
Land & Cattle Company, Inc.,
and Mark W. Brandel. Inc., Gator
Environmental, Inc., BLB Enter-
prises, Eric Crews, Gilbert Golf
Carts, All County Ambulance
and Junior Silvas:


The Jaycees are a group of
young people that.provide lead-
ership and management training
through community service. If
you are goal-oriented, commu-
nity-minded, desiring to network
in the community, and build self-
skills and would like additional
.information about the Jaycees,
please call Cindy Brandel (863)
763-5933. With your help we
can continue to build a stronger,
safer community.


Again, thank you for your
continued support of the Okee-
chobee Jaycees and the annual
Fourth of July Fireworks Display.

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8 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Community Theatre seeks performers


The Okeechobee Community
Theatre (OCT). is once again
looking for local residents of all
ages for acting/singing roles in
its upcoming fall musical pro-
duction to be performed in
November.
Open auditions for "110 in the
Shade" will be held on Monday
and Tuesday evening, Aug. 29
and 30, at 7 p.m., at the auditori-
um on the Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus, located on S.W.
Second Avenue.
"No prepared material is
needed, no previous experience
is necessary," said OCT Coordi-
nator/Director Ron Hayes.
"Everyone including a first-time
participant has an equal oppor-
tunity at landing a leading or a
supporting role in the show."
'We're looking for anyone
who enjoys performing. All of
the roles in the show require
some singing, but most do not
need a solo quality voice. People
who are currently members of a
church choir, or-have been in the
past, for example, are prime can-
didates.
"There is a special need for
men for this production, but
parts are available for men and
women in a range of ages, and
there are even two or three parts
for young people", added Hayes.
The show tells the story of a
western town caught in the grips
of a severe drought. A smooth-
talking con-man arrives, promis-
ing to make it rain for a price.
Lizzie, an intelligent single
woman who yearns for love,
sees through his scheme imme-
diately, but, through this chance
encounter, discovers just what it
is that she really considers most
important in life.
Critical casting needs for the
show include the role of the con-
man, a loud but gentle braggart
who can sell "rain" to both men
and women; and, the local sher-
iff, who calmly handles any situ-
ation, and looks at the world
with.a ready sense of humor.
Also important are the roles
of Lizzie's father, a sort of "Ben
Cartwright" type; her older
brother, who often looks atL
things too seriously; and, her


younger brother, who lacks self-
confidence, and considers him-
self to be to bright.
Central female roles are, of
course, Lizzie, a strong, inde-
pendent woman yearning for
romance; and, Snookie Upde-
graff, a young pretty lady with
lots of spunk.
"110 in the Shade" is proba-
bly the best musical you've ever
heard of", said Hayes. "It had the
bad luck to premier on Broad-
way during the same season as
"Hello Dolly!" and "Funny Girl"
and those shows got all of the
attention. Even so, critics praised
the show; with the "New York
Daily News" even saying that it is
"as good a show as you can
see."
- The play has been compared
to the Broadway classic "Okla-
homa!" and is similar in some
ways to "The Music Man,"


although it is no carbon copy of
either. The songs range from
quietly beautiful to rousingly
spirited, with an exciting raise-
the-roof gospel feel.
"110 in the Shade" is based
on the play "The Rainmaker," by
N. Richard Nash, which was
made into a hit movie that
starred Kathryn Hepburn and
Burt Lancaster.
It is by the writing team of
Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones,
who also created "The Fan-
tastiks." That show ran continu-
ously in New York for more than
42 years, and became the
longest-running production in
the history of the American
stage.
The Okeechobee Community
Theatre is an all-volunteer organ-
ization which is now in its 27
year of producing live Broadway-
style musicals, comedies and


dramas for local audiences.
There is always a need for
personnel to build and paint
sets, create costumes, work
backstage, usher during per-
formances, etc.
"The fun and the satisfaction
our members derive from being
a part of producing a show can't
be described," Hayes said. "The
group is made up of local busi-
ness people, school teachers
and other professionals and
retirees. It is a chance to meet
and to work with Okeechobee's
most talented people."
Anyone interested in informa-
tion on auditions may call Ron or
Jacque Hayes at (863) 763-1307.
The Okeechobee Community
Theatre is a member of the
American Association of Com-
munity Theatre and the Florida
Theatre Conference.


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Special to Okeechobee News/LOAA
LOAA appoints directors
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association met August 11, and appointed a new
Board of Directors and an organizational committee for next spring's airboat jam-
boree at Okee-Tantie. Arrangements for the Labor Day Festival were discussed and a
contribution towards personal items for military personnel in Iraq was initiated. The
next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m., at the Village Square
Restaurant. New members and guests are always welcome. For information, contact
Dennis Anderson, (863) 763-6069. Members attending this meeting were: (front row,
left to right) Linda Hancock, Tina Gates, Dorothy Anderson and (back row, left to
right) Dennis Anderson, Pete Daniels, Buddy Hancock, Nat Italiano, Braxton Bowen
and John Geisz.


Spotlight on Okeechobee


Thank you
I would like to thank every-
one for the calls, cards, flowers
and other cares of kindness
shown to. me for the loss of my
son, Arthur Webb.
God bless you all,
Ruthy McCulland


Thank you for
your support
The Okeechobee Jaycees
would like to thank those that
supported the annual Fourth of
July fireworks display. Those
patrons that joined us at Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina
to watch the show and gracious-
ly gave their donations are very
much appreciated.
We would like to thank the
following for giving sizable
donations towards this year's
display. It is because of 'their
continued support that we are
able to provide our community a
celebration of our freedom with
a fireworks display. A special
thank you goes to: Okeechobee
County Commission, Waste
Management of Okeechobee,
Okee-Tantie Campground and
Marina, City of Okeechobee, G-4
Land & Cattle Company, Inc.,
and MarkW. Brandel. Inc., Gator
Environmental, Inc., BLB Enter-
prises, Eric Crews, Gilbert Golf
Carts, All. County Ambulance
and Junior Silvas.


The Jaycees are a group of
young people that.provide lead-
ership and management training
through community service. If
you are goal-oriented, commu-
nity-minded, desiring to network
in the community, and build self-
skills and would like additional
.information about the Jaycees,
please call Cindy Brandel (863)
763-5933. With your help we
can continue to build a stronger,
safer community.


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Glades County Arrest Log.


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
(GCSO), the Seminole Police
Department (SPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) or the Department of
Corrections (DOC).
Lenton Bloodsaw, 28, Moore
Haven, was arrested by GCSO
Detective Richard Jones on
charges of battery and robbery. His
bond was set at $50,000.
Davey Snow, 23, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Aug. 16 by
GCSO Detective Steve Harris on a
charge of driving while license sus-
pended habitual offender. He was
later released on a $5,000 surety
bond.
James White, 19, LaBelle,
was arrested Aug. 16 by Deputy
Leslie Fuce on a Hendry County
warrant. He is being held without
bond.
Steven Pickett, 19, Muse, was
arrested Aug. 17 by Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon on charges of burglary,
resisting arrest with violence and
petit theft.-His bond was set at'


$40,000.
Clarence Lindsey, 52,
LaBelle, was arrested Aug. 17 by
Deputy Tito Nieves on a Glades
County warrant charging him with
lewd or lascivious molestation. His
bond was set at $20,000.
Raphael Livingood, 30, Palm-
dale, was arrested Aug. 17 by
Deputy Jason Griner on a Glades
County warrant charging him with
violation of probation. He is being
held without bond.
Leonard Wisniewski, 23, of Illi-
rrois, was arrested Aug. 18 by
GCSO Detective Raymond Van
Houten on charges of lewd and las-
civious molestation on a victim less
than 12 years of age; lewd and las-
civious molestation on a victim 12
to 16 years of age; and, two counts
of aggravated child abuse. His
bond was set at $250,000.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspaper,
The information will be confirmed
and printed.


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The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving Under
the Influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, the Okeechobee City Police
Department, the Florida Highway
Patrol, the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission or the
Department of Corrections (DOC).
Debra Arnold, 43, N.W. 30th
Street, Okeechobee, was arrested
Aug. .19-by Deputy Anthony Kibler
on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with violation of pro-
bation possession of cocaine and
violation of probation possession
of drug paraphernalia. She is being
held without bond.
Cory Shaw, 21, S.W. 28th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 19
by Deputy Anthony Kibler on felony
charges of possession of a con-
trolled substance without a valid'
prescription and possession of
methamphetamine He was also
charged with possession of drug
paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. His
bond on.these charges was set at
$8,250. Shaw was also arrested on
two Okeechobee County warrants
that charge him with violation of
probation possession of a con-
trolled substance without a valid
prescription (felony) and violation
of probation possession of drug
paraphernalia (misdemeanor). His
bond on these charges was set at
$15.000.
.0 Lawrence William Brown, 46,
U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested Aug. 19
by Deputy Anthony Kibler on a
charge of possession of cocaine.
Crystal Michelle Bankston,
24, N.E. 240th St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Aug. 19 by Deputy
Corporal J. Royal on a warrant
charging her with possession of a
controlled substance without a
valid prescription. She was
released on her own recognizance
Juan Carlos Tapia, 28, N.E.
55th Trail, Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Aug. 19 by Deputy Cpl. J. Royal
on warrants charging him with vio-
lation of probation high
speed/wanton fleeing: violation of
probation resisting arrest without
violence; and, violation of proba-
tion leaving the scene of an acci-
dent. He is being held without
bond.
Todd David Hurd, 43, U.S. 441
S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested
Aug. 20 by Deputy Anthony Kibler
on charges of possession of
cocaine felonyy) and possession of
drug paraphernalia (misde-
meanor) His bond was set al
$3,000.
Sammie .Henry Phoenix. 46.
N.W. Ninth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 20 by Deputy Bryan
Lowe on misdemeanor charges of
resisting an officer without vio-
lence. possession of marijuana
under 20 grams and possession of
drug paraphernalia. His bond on
Ihese charges was set at $1,500.
Phoenix was later. arrested by
Deputy Corporal Paul Ferrell on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with attempted
escape (felony). His bond on this
charge was set at $10,000.
Cleveland T. Bonnell. 44, S.E.
33rd Terrace, Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 20 by Deputy Donald
Ellis on a charge of possession of


cocaine. His bond was set at
$2,500.
Alexander Leal, 36, North
Huron St., North Glenn, Colo., was
arrested Aug. 20 by FHP Corporal
PJ. Wyatt or a charge of driving
under the influence. His bond was
set at $500.
Donna Marie Jackson, 22,
S.W. Pitts Ave., Port St. Lucie, was
arrested on Aug. 21 by FHP Corpo-
ral C.F Thomas on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence. Her bond
was set at $500.
Tomas Urbina-Garcia, 49,
N.W. Third St., Okeechobee, was,
arrested Aug. 21 by FHP Corporal
Robert G. Leatherow on a charge
of driving under the influence. His
bond was set at $500.
Jose Trinidad-Caballero, 28,
S.E. Seventh St., Okeechobee was
arrested Aug. 21 by FHP Cpl. RJ.
Wyatt on a charge of driving under
the influence. His bond was set at
$500.
Lawrence Wendell Wolf, 24,
N.W. Fourth Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Aug. 21 by Deputy
Raul Marrero on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with
failure to appear grand theft. He is
being held without bond.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
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welcome to inform this newspaper.
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At the Movies


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Aug. 19,
through Thursday, Aug. 25, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Wedding Crash-
ers" (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-
7202.


Briefs


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

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

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnan-
cy testing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confiden-
tial pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for a free ultrasound,
parenting classes, and abstinence
education. Operating hours are
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. For infor-
mation or appointments call (863)
763-8859.

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

American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would like
to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in time of disas-
ter, please call Debbie Riddle or
Candace at the American Red
Cross-Okeechobee branch at
(863) 763-2488.

Child care help
is now available
The Early Learning Coalition
has funding for child care for eligi-
ble children from birth through
age 12 on a first-come, first-served
basis while funding is available.
There is no waiting list. Parents
must: be a resident of Okee-
chobee County; meet income
guidelines; and be working, or
going to school or a combination
of both for at least 20 hours per
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Job Training.' 227
Sales .230.



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Is accephng appliicalion
Ior nome health aides.
home makers & Pari Time
Registered Nurse lor rie
Oveechotee area
Please call 863i824-8733
PJR # 30211037



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TEACHER
Computer Lilerale must De
Certilied. Temporary Cer ifil
cation accepted. Please rall
(863)467-1411. .
CONVENIENCE STORE
CLERKS
All Shins. $7/hr alil up
Signing bonus
Call 321-403-0886
or apply at Town Siar.
2398 VV S: TO, Eagle Bay
COOK & DELIVERY PEOPLE
NEEDED: FT/PT
Apply in person alter 3 30 pm
@' Ariloinene's Re:iauranii.
3651 Hwy 441 South
Treasure Island Pla:3.
Driver- COVENANT TRArS
PORT E.celleril Pay .
Benetis lor Epeeripriced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos Teams
& Graduate Sludeni, Bo.
nuses Available Retrinerald
Now Available (888jMORE
PAY (888-667-372 ).
FLORAL DESIGNER
Musl be 25 + w/ valid drivers
license. Exp. required. Call
forlnterview (863)763-2225


Driver- NOW HIRING OUALI-
FIED DRIVERS lor Central
Florida LuCal & OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
-benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
p:ir iuniiv today.'
8800) 741- 7'0
DRIVER/THROWER
Full-Time
Clean COL Clas.s B LicrLie
Call 772-597-3755 or
772-220-.9939
Indloniown bSnihaaorn

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|Journeymein r ceper en'-ed
Merri'in, ; Only ,eriouS
Sell m,,v31ed, need pply
IMusIi hjve oood driving
Record Weekly travel I
required in FL. Paid travel
Ilirne overtime Per diem,,
DF P Benefits, 401k, PdI
Ihol & vac.
IWilson's Petroleum I
.1(772)468-3689 I
Find it faster. Sell It sooner
in the classifieds


EVALUATORS! We require
evaluators throughout Flori-
* da to audit businesses. WE
PAY YOU YOU PAY NO
MONEY! Apply www.secret-
. shopnet.com.
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
benefits 863-467-5000
FUN JOB TRAVEL USA Now
Hiring 17-23 sharp guys and
gals to work in a young
rock-n-roll blue jean environ-
ment. Trdvel tI CA FL, TX &
other uS iicm Represent
major sports, fashion, and
News publications. Seeking
enthusiastic people to start
today. 2 weeks paid training.
Daily and weekly bonuses.
Transportation' & hotel pro-
vided. Return guaranteed.
Call Tim (800)537-7256
http://www.mytravel-
job.com.
HAIR STYLISTS Work for a
co. that our stylists make
$10-$12 an hour and care
about you! (800)ASK-dOB1
(800-275-5621) EOE.


HELP WANTED
Full Time
Maintenance Person.
for Local RV Park.
Call 863-467-5774
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,
(863)763-5586.
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
Po s it i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference #5600.


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


Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North



lu-, ,iMerDL e a- B 2 -', er n,,r dia l',l.rvi ng
experience Cla_- A prelerred but w.i! riain th
right canrdidat C.:nm p,-titio, -tiartirn ,.:tiei v.
great ben.4it- package
Apply itn person at
710 NE 5th Ave
Okeechobee. FL


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 CNAin 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
'then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS)
CITY OF OKEECHOBEE
CERTIFIED FIRE FIGHTERSS. The City of Okeechobee Fire
Department is now accepting applications for F/T fire
fighterss. Applications can be obtained at City Hall, office of
the City Clerk, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Rm 100, Okeechobee, FL
or by calling 863-763-3372 x 215. Applications must be
returned by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2005.
Suc:cessIul candidates are required to have a clean driving
recri I or [nree year,. and a pre-erriploymenrie ubsianc'e
screenri'pryiiai Drug Free Worapilce EEO!AAP Lane
GamriiQed CMC City Cierk/Personnel Admirnisiralor


ELECTRICIAN PROCESSING
Southern Gardens h asimaiTiediale reed
for jri e.peneii:ea electriiiar
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
dmefton@southemgardens.com.

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


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


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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven,. LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
Training Progam

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


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


NEW HORIZONS
Iais the lollowin positions
available in our
Okeecirile, Outpailnl Offi'e
LICENSED THERAPIST
Salary Negioliable For d
compleile als opportunities
in Ihe 4 county area please
visit. www.nhtcinc.ora
tor more rilormahion
Fa.. resume to
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No Phone Calls Please
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in the classified


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S/E & 3-Stlae Runr T7 Drv-
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Trainees Welcome Miami
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age.ClSS-A CDL Cypress
TruC Lines (8001545-1351
WANTED: EXPERIENCED
LOADER/BOBCAT
TRACTOR OPERATORS
Top pay 1o ire grigl person
Benelis Please cal
(7121336-9636


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These eight adorable lawn ornaments are sure to sur-
pnse and delight eter,one Imagine them in the gar-
den, on the law n. in a floIer bed or eten in a childO
room. ideal for beginning do-it-ourselfers. all that',
required is some scrap lumber. a saw, sandpaper and
paint and sealer iif theY're going to be displayed out-
doors). Snmpl trace the patterns onto ,ood. cut out,
sand. paint and seal.
The completed la'. n ornaments range in size from
12 to 16 inches tall
The plan includes complete slep-b:.-siep mntruc-
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painting guides for eight lan ornaments.
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Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office
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Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233


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No wonder newspaper
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PRODUCTION
MANAGER
For fresh squeezed
juice facility.
Technical, hands-on,
OA experience a
plus. Must have
personnel mgmt. exp.
Intense environment.
Variable hours 12
am til 6 pm. Send
resume to:
Orchid Island
Juice Company
330 N. Hwy. U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce, FL 34950.
tax: 772-465-1693
or email:
mbyars@orchid
islandjuice.com

WAREHOUSE HELP
Must be 21 yrs of age.
MAGNA-BON
(863)357-0400



DEMONSTRATORS NEEDED
$9-$10 per hour work 2-3
days per week. Fri-Suri
Demo products, local sore.
Call 8777833-0001 Please
leave name prone number
& ,:iV you live in
PIANO TEACHER
lor aspiring musarian Please
call Detbie i 1631517-0,89
Shop rrom a gill catalog
that's updated regulaly"
the classifleds.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
MoneyLenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS- 20051 Nlev
er R,,pay Fo,,r personal bills.
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
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LOCATIONS ENTIRE BUSI-
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,S500-$100,000+ +
FREE CASH GRANTS' 20051
NEVER REPAY! Persbn-
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seen on TV NO CREDIT
CHECK'ILive Operalors!
(800)270-1213 e.t 95.


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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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



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



.DIVORCE$175-S350*COV-
ERS children, elc Only one
signature required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
days 1800)462-2000.
ext 600 (Bam-7pm) Divorce
Teen. Established 1977


iSpecial Notic


AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
'$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell
.TEMPSTAR 5ton, heat
pump, 12 seer, brand new,
np'/er been used $1200
i'J-iq46.101 5


DESK- Heavy solid wood, 5
drawer, Small, Adult size,
Good condition $45.
(863)983-1848
ENGRAVED GOLD LOCKET-
1940 With chain, holds 2
pictures. $25
(863)983-1848


BUILT IN OVEN- GE Profile,
asking $100.
(863)763-1884.
CROSLEY STOVE- Apartment
Size, Electric, New Paid
$325 asking $275
0863i357.2233
DRYER- Kenmore, Excellent
.ape Ifree delivery Only
La5 lal 863-675-8937
FREEZER, KENMORE, lUpnghl,
Good r.condiion $300 or
bpe.l oiler Call Ramses al
(863)673-0645
MAGIC BULLET As seen on
TV Br)nd new. still in bo,,
1.75 08630467.2112
REFRIGERATOR- Frigidaire,
side by side, ice on door
7yrs old, $300 neg.
(863)674-0677.
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 $i500 asking
$150(8631801 1836
WATER HEATER 50 gallon.
TOP Oi ie line GE, 2yrs old
like new condition Pd $250
asking $175 (863) 63-6041



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





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






STEEL BLDGS. SUMMER
BLOWOUT! 24x24 $3,850,
36x40 $6,090. 48x90
$13,890. Must Sell! Call Bob
(800)863-9128.
STEPS, All aluminum w/rail-
ings, 4 steps & approx. 31A x
3 ,' platform top. $150
(863)357-1042
STORAGE BUILDING 4x8-
wood w/ alum siding. #88
@ Taylor Creek Resort $375
(573)547-7637/517-2577


NEED A LAWYER? All Criminal
Defense & Personal Injury.
*Felonies *Domestic Vio-
lence *Misdemeanors *DUI
*Traffic *Auto Accident
*Wrongful Death. "Protect
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(800)733-5342.


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

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 645
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps.-Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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)624-0884
BUNK BEDS with nTniichini"
desks, 2 Cilid 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
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, e celleri c:onrdi-
tonil $600 863)357-1175
Dining Table, 42" round,
glass. 4 cubhioned chrs. ion
casters, 5.100.
(863)674-0898
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.
END TABLES (2) solid wood,
w/ pull out drink/plate hold-
ers $180 or best offer
(863)634-0517
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD'
Kqig Size. Mountain style
solid pine, $200.
t863)634-2582
TABLE w/6 Chairs & 1 leaf.
Very good condition $100.
(863)357-4188,
Wine Rack,31'.786,4 shelves
black metal & oak counter.
$25 (8631674-0898



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.


METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335
RAILROAD TRUSSES- (5)
asking $100 will sell separ-
ate. 863-610-0575
SLIDING GLASS DOOR- $150
or best offer.
(863)357-3633
STEPS, Aluminum w/railing, 3
steps high. $60.-neg.
(863)763-4952

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CRIB 3 n 1, light beige $70
(772)597-0650 g
PLAY SETS (2) 1 compete
kitchen, 1 beauty shop sta-
tion. $20 for both
(863)467-2112


MASON SHOES- 2 pair, Fe-
male, Brand new, size 8 1/2
B. $50. (863)357-0125


FLOWER POTS (5) McCoy.
$120 for all. (863)357-1042
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943



DELL COMPUTER- 2yrs old,
w/printer, monitor, web
cam, Windows XP, etc,
$120 (863)634-6708.
)ELL LATITUDE CP LAPTOP-
w/accessories, $200.
(866)855-0902.
PC WEB CAM- Can be used
with Window XP & perfect
for AOL $10 (863)763-3963
PRINTER HP. Disk Jet 612 C
& HP ScanJet 33000 $100
for truir, will separaleji
(772)597-0650
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COMMERCIAL KILN, Pouring
table & Mixer. $300 for all,
will sep. (863)467-8177

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BIRDFEEDER, $38 or best of-
fer. (754)367-1761
CHRISTMAS TREE- 6 1/2',
Blue mini lights, balls & tree
skirt. $35. for all
(863)467-8050
COKE MACHINE, $200.
S863)228-0127 for more in-
ormation.
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
'Paralegal. *Computers.
JobPlacement Assistance.
Computer & Financial aid if
qualify. (866)858-2121
www.on inetidewater-
tech.com.
%FOOT BATH Clairol, electric,
good condition, clean. In-
structions, included $20
(863)675-3614
FUEL TANK, 300 gallon, with
*t Pump, $400 or best offer.
p'(863)675-6568 leave mes-
, sage.,.,
HAIR CLIPPERS Osier. elec-
Irn', sailey covers. 4 guards
s, isrrucnoris. Good condi-
tion $15 (863)675-3614
JUKEBOX, $200.
(863)228-0127
PLASTIC BUCKETS W/LIDS-
5 gallon, $25 for all, will sell
separate (863)763-5422.
Run your ad STATEWIDE!!!
For only $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad
in over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reach-
ing over 5 MILLION readers.
Call this newspaper or Ad-
vertising Networks of Florida
at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.florida-classi-
fiedS.com. Display ads also
available.
WATER COOLER- holds 2.5
or 5 galloris boned water,
cold dispenser & cup holder.
$25 (863)675-0104.



PIANO, WURLITZER 1966,
serial #931174, $375. Call
'239-633-2525.
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AFFENPINSCER- AKC, Fe-
male, Older, To a Seniors
Home $225, (863)983-6537
AFRICAN GREY CONGO
Hand fed $900
(863)670-2483
AMAZON PARROT
SHand Fed $650
(863)673-2483
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
ENGLISH BULL DOG- Fe-
male, 2 yrs old, Ready to
breed. $2000.
(863)675-4216
JACK RUSSEL, Female, Lost
of in vic. of Potter Rd. on Aug.
10th. Tri Colored. Reward!
"Skitter". (863)697-6652
POMERANIANS- 1-male lyr
old, 1-Fermale 2 yrs old,
Breeding pair. AKC, F-$600,
M-$600. (863)675-4216
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
TANKS 55 gal. on aluminum
stand, 10 gal. on wrought
iron stand & 20 gal. $125 for
all will sep. (863)675-0247


RUGER REDLABLE- 12 gauge,
Over/under, sporting clay
30" ported barrels, Extra
choke $1200 863-763-8169



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
PILATES EXERCISE BOARD
great for strength training.
$100. (863)697-3090
SPORTSCRAFT TX 350 -
treadmill, $200
(863)634-0517
WEIGHT BENCH Welder, in-
cludes 185 lbs of cement
weights & bar. In gd shape.
$50 (863)675-7734
WES.LO Treadmill folds for
storage. $100.
(863)697-3090



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


ABSOLUTELY NO COST TO
YOU!! BRAND NEW POWER
WHEELCHAIRS AND
SCOOTERS. CALL TOLL
FREE "
(800)843-9199 24 HOURS A
DAY TO SEE IF YOU QUALI-
FY.
ADULT SCOOTER, 3 Wheel,
Space Saver, Runs great.
Good condition. $500.
(863)357-8788
LIFT CHAIR- electric, excellent
condition, $350
(863)801-4949
RECLINER, LIFT CHAIR, Elec-
tric. Asking $150 or best
offer. (863)467-9892.
WALKER, Aluminum w/2
large front Wheels, very
good condiliorn $25
1.63) 76;3-2458

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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Producte810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
-Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping,
Supplies 45
Lawn & Garden 850-
Livestock, 855:
try/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/ -
Htowrs 843



HORSE TRAILER, For 2 Hors-
es, Tandem axle, Extra tall;
Covered. $1000. or best of-
fer. (863)467-4049
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



LAWN MOWER Poulan Pro,
17h/p Briggs & Stratton eng.
garage kept $1150 or best
offer (863)467-0987
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202/ 261-4999
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


YORKIE- Teacup, Female, 4
Ibs, 9 mo. old, Spayed. With
papers, Housebroken. $1500.
neg. 863-634-9620 Okee
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $20 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.



WATER IRON FILTER (2) Pd.
$450 ea. new. Now $250 for
both, will sep.
(863)447-2130
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"



HOT TUB- 4 person, fantastic
cond., located in Milbourne,
$400/neg. can have deliv-
ered. (863) 926-0296.
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $2500.
(863)983-7751



AIR HOCKEY TABLE, Tourna-
ment size. Like new w/pucks
& handles, etc. Pd. $1100,
now $550. (863)357-1572
GOLF CART charger, Lestron-
ic II, like new, $200.
Call239-633-2525.
GOLF CART Club Car, needs
repair, $150. Call
239-633-2525.
POOL TABLE- 7', Slate, New
felt, Valley coin-op, Ball return
(missing coin mechanism)
$500 firm 989-621-7589
POOL TABLE World Leisure
Championship Tournament sz.
wall accessories. Good con-
dition, $550 (863)357-1572.
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. $ 50 863-467-9756 M


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



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



TOW BAR- $25.
(863)674-4715


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

Agriculture

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

Rentals
g RENT

Apartments 905
Buiass W Places 910
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



ON TAYLOR CREEK: Avail.
Now. Large 2 BR, 2 B-A.
$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 Collectto: 618-993-3505'


Eagle Bay, 3/2, quiet, street,
no pets, fenced yard, 1st,
last, sec. $1500 mo.
(863)634-7296
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR, 1BA, w/
screened room, elec. boat lift,
on water, completely furn.,
$1100 mo. + sec. dep.
8631763-6886/44 7-1093



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 ouild
out completed. Approx.
2000 sq. ft. willing to di-
vide into 2 separate of-
tice spaces, close to
hospital. For information
863-467-0831.


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Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Saeil 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



BANK FORECLOSURES!
Homes from $10,000!'1-3
bedroom available! HUD,
Repos, REO, etc. These
homes must sell! For List-
ings Call (800)571-0225 Ext
H373.



BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN
THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage &
investments. CheroKee
Mountain Realfty GMAC Real
Estate, Murphy www.chero-
keemountainrealty.com Call
for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868,
BUY GEORGIA PROPERTIES
WV W.FARMANDTIM-
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PROPERTY IN ONE HOUR
W VVW. SELLFARM -
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SPECIAL OFFERS Pre-Con-
struciion opporlunniies- AL,
TX, MS GA FL, NV. SC-
from $199K $2.M
www.BeachClubmnvest-
ments.com 877iBCI-5020


GEORGIA Beauty! New home
in Ballground, Governor's
Preserve, 4,416 Sq. Ft. Brck
'& Frame, 2 car garage, 4
BR, 3-1/2 baths, custom
cabinets, granite counter-
tops, island w/ custom de-
sign bar,.view from family
room. 9' ceiling in Living
Room, hardwood floor,
stacked stone fireplace to
ceiling, large deck, full base-
ment, swimming & tennis.
Must see! $411,000. By
Owner. (706)253-4121 or
(770)894-1988. See it at:
www.usnewspa-
pers.com/ballground.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views Streams Homes,
Cabins Acreage FREE BRO-
CHURE MOUNTAIN PROP-
ERTY (800)642-5333.
Realty Of Murphy 317
Peachtree St. Murphy,, N.C.
28906. www.realtyofmur-.
phy.com.
NORTH CAROLINA MTN'S
3.43 acres on mountain top,
view, trees, waterfall and
large public lake nearby
$49,500 owners
-(86 6)789-8535
www.NC77.com.
SELL YOUR HOME INSTANT-
LY AND FOR FULL VALUE!
More for your property guar-
anteed! Try with no cost or
c o m-m it meant .
(800)462-1428.

Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mob e Homes Sale 02020




OKEECHOBEE, 1 Bdm. 1 Ba
on Ime alier Furrninea Nice
Area real views *.500 mo
Call toll tree 866-96-717'4


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

ADULT PARK, Seminole Vil-
lage Lot 27, 2Br/2Ba, Move in
cond. Furnished. Boat dock.
$29,000. (863)467-4076
CLEWISTON AREA -2 mobile.
homes, (1) 1993 & (1) 1987
Please call (305)796-3449
for more information.
Furnished Mobile in Mobile
Home Park, 3BR, 1 1/2BA,
Fla. rm., storage room, new
a/c, very clean, asking
$15,500. Call (772)879-2879
MOBILE HOME FOR SALE,
1989 Single Wide, 2 BR, 2 BA,
Good cond. Must be moved.
$12,500. (863)634-7737 c
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
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

PIIIi M_
Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skits 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/.ATVs 3035


AQUA SPORT,' 20', 150hp
Johnson, runs & looks good,
$2500. (863)467-2104
BASS BOAT, 15' aluminum,
Mlariner eng., 25hp, olive
well troll. mtr., exc. cond.,
$2200. 5611662-7687 .'
BOAT, 16 Ft. w/115 hp motor.
$500 or will trade for equal
value Riding Mower.
&83763-7358
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $200.
8 .-6 .-110i 5 ..
DURACRAFT. 15 Ft., Alum,-
U. U bU 9


JON BOAT 12ft, V bottom,
w/ trailer $300
(863)763-8415
Jon Boat, 12' Custom made
heavy gauge alum., w/9.9
Go Devil, low hrs,, $2500.
(863)467-9902
MERCURY '01, 25 HR electric
start, O/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
PONTOON BOAT '91, 24', 120
hp motor; full bimini w/storage
cover; new trir., needs a little
work. $4250 772-263-2555
TRI HULL BASS BOAT- 16ft,
with 85HP Johnson, $1500
863)357-2406 or
863)835-6680cell.


DAMAN CAMPLITE- '97, 21',
A/C, Stereo, Self con-
tained.$5000 239-225-3282
HYLINE TRLR, '92- 40', 2 tip-
outs, 10x30 Florida room
w/windows, $2495 must-
move (573)547-7637.
MAKE CERTAIN YOU SHOP
Florida's Motorhome-
Towable Headquarters. Best
Selection -Best Prices -Best
Service. GIANT RECREA-,
TION WORLD, 3 Locations:
Melbourne- (800)700-1021.
Daytona- (800)893-2552.
Orlando-
(8.00) 6 5 4 8 4 75 .
www.grwrv.com.
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



BOAT MOTOR, Johnson 5, hp,
Brand new condition. Only
used 4 hrs. Pd. $1500, Ask-
ing. $800. (863)697-6109
YAMAHA 0/B ENGINE, 9.9,
Very low hours, runs excellent.
$600. 863-763-3153 Mon. -
Fri., 8am-5pm Call Pete.


YAMAHA PWBO- '95, Dirt Bike
runs good, $300.
(863)357-1960 or
(863)634-5402.



EX 300 4 WHEELER- '98-
asking $2500.
* (863)357-2406 or
(863)835-6680 cell.
SUZUKIE 125'3 Wheeler w/re-
verse. $500. (863)634-3029

Automobiles

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



$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS
Cars from $500! Tax Repos,
US 'Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's and
more! For Listings Call
(800)571-0225 Ext C373.
ACURA INTEGRA 1995,
SSporty 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. iully load 1.
ed, AC,.CD, gold STS rimsi,
, sunroof runr. grejr asking
$ 3500 (86b3)65-0104.
CHEVY CORSICA'94 4 door
sedan. Dependable ride. 68K
mi, auto trans. Some rust
$999 (863)763-6822.
EAGLE TALON- '96, 2.0L, Au-
lo. CD Sunroof, 100,850
mi. Nerds erigine wourl
$1500 lIleg. i863i75-4643
FORD TAURUS 1996, 4 Door.
Wnile. 103K mIs. Good A0.C
Good shape i/brand new
tires 52500 (863)634-5473
FORD T-BIRD- 93, 6 cyl, Au-
to Pwr windows/seats, Tilt
wheel, Cruise, Cold A.C
$1800 863-632-9166


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
OLD'S CUTLASS- '90, low
miles, 4 door, Runs great.
$1500. (863)634-2582
POINT. BONNIVILLE, '92- full
power, AC, reliable car, call
for details, asking $1800
'(863)675-2598 lv msg.
PONTIAC BONNIVILLE- '88,
Orig owner, Loaded, Cruise
control, Great shape. $2000..
(863)697-8507
PONTIAC GRAND AM 1995,
$4500. (863)763-4921 or'
(863)261-1371
PONTIAC GRAND PRIX- '91,
Runs great. A/C,.Needs
shocks $600.
(863)357-2340
PONTIAC SUNFIRE, '97,.
conv., 4 cyl., cold air,
$2500. (863)381-0432
SATURN SUPER COUPE '01,
Elec. Blue, Loaded, 30+ mpg.
Premium whls., Sporty & exc.
cond $7000 863-357-0060
TOYOTA TERCEL '91 needs
transmission.. $250 or best
offer (863)234-1757


CHEVY PUMPER FIRE TRUCK
'47 w/hoses, lights & siren.
Has rust, but very restorable.
$900 (863)467-8804



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 Wjgoneer- '84,
Camo pcini job runs arind
looks good $2500
863-673-0920 675-92-13


TIRES (4) Mastercraft Courser
SE, A/T. 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
TOOL BOX diamond plate for
full size truck & L shape 110
gal fuel tank, (2) 12v fuel
pumps $500(863)763-8415
TOOL BOX, F ull Size Pick
Up. Diamond plated. $75.
, (863)634-3029
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt,
$250 or best offer.
(863)467-8856


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 '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
,86"3)634-1861
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, apto, runs good,
cold air, new tires. $950
(863)467-1788/634-7355
FORD RANGER- '88, Runs
good, New motor, $500.
(863)467-9472
MITSUBUSHI- '86, 2 W/D, 4
:yl SrandJard, 1850 or best
owner t863j632-'i9166


OLDS BRAVADA '93 clean
vehicle, really good body,
need-s motor $200
(863)357-3372


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

TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
(772)569-6285


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.






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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Job Training Con-
sortium announces a public meeting
to which all persons are invited:
Date & Time:
Wednesday, August 31, 2005-8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast

Port St. Luce, Flodda 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-'
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
tacting: '
WrfaorB Development Board
ofhe Ireasurem oast

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