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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 242


Tuesday, August 30, 2005


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Fill the Boot: Firefighters raise funds for MDA


Serena, Clijsters
advance at U.S. Open
NEW. YORK Serena
Williams got a x orkout in the'
first round of the U.S. Open.
Down 3-1 in the second
set, the two-time champion
rallied to win the last five
games and beat Yung-Jan
Chan of Taiwan 6-1, 6-3 Mon-
day. When she saw that Chan
had no chance to get her drop
shot on match point, Williams
began pumping her right fist.
"It's a decent win, I guess,"
Williams said.
French Open champ Rafael
Nadal won easily, beating
Bobby Reynolds 6-3, 6-3, 6-4.
The 2004 French winner was-
n't so lucky. Ninth-seeded
Gaston Gaudio was upset by
Brian Baker of Nashville,
Tenn., 7-6 (9), 6-2, 6-4.
Sports, Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 419
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.76 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
13.42 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)
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Firefighter Andy Crum and fellow firefighters in the Firefighters Union Local No. 2918
collected funds from people in their vehicles at the intersection of S.R. 70 and U.S. 441
for the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association's "Fill the Boot" fundraising campaign
this past weekend.


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ers of Local No. 2918 conducted the drive. Mr. Holtkamp said the return was "wonder-
ful" and that the drive brought in over $9,000. The annual MDA drive was held at the
intersection of S.R. 70 and U.S. 441 Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.


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Fish kill is found

in the Rim Canal


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Weather conditions and pas-
ture runoff are partially to blame
for a fish kill in an area south of
the Henry Creek Locks in the
Rim Canal, according to Florida
Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) biologist
Steve Gornak.
"These fish kills occur when
an area has a great deal of rain
and cloudy weather conditions.
When a large amount of rain
runs off pasture land and into
the lake and canals organic are


washed into the water that
deplete the dissolved oxygen in
the water causing the fish to
either leave the area or suffo-
cate," explained Mr. Gornak.
No matter what the cause,
the results are not pleasant to
residents living along the Rim
Canal south of the Henry Creek
Locks. The smell of decaying
fish is permeating their homes
even when windows and doors
are kept closed and air condi-
tioning units are kept running at
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Fish of all sizes have been found dead in the canals south of Henry Creek and in the Rim
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Homebuyer classes

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

GCSO, FDOT

to hold checkpoints
MOORE HAVEN The Glades
County Sheriff's Office (GCSO),
along with the Florida Department
of Transportation (FDOT), will be
conducting safety checkpoints
throughout Glades County on Sept.
7.
The checkpoints are being held
in response to numerous com-
plaints of commercial motor vehi-
cles speeding through Glades
County with uncovered loads and
unsafe equipment.
Glades County Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon asks motorists to please
slow down anytime they see a law
enforcement officer conducting a
traffic stop. The sheriff also said his
department will be staging these
types of checkpoints on a more
regular basis.

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"It smells really awful," stated
resident and local fishing guide .
Justin Schwier. "You can't open
your doors or windows. The
smell is in the house even though
the air conditioning is running."
"I've been here since 1997 and
have never seen a fish kill in the
Rim Canal," stated resident and
business owner Gail Powers. "If
our local government held agen-
cies accountable regarding sea-
sonal highs and lows of the lake,
we would not be faced with these
types of issues every year."
For the present, residents must
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Education for diverse career paths at IRCC


Students interested in pursuing
a business career are encouraged
to take a look at the programs and
diverse career paths offered at Indi-
an River Community College.
Business management,
accounting, agriculture, early
childhood education, culinary and
the popular Women's Program are
all part of the Business Technology
Division at Indian River Communi-
ty College, offering students more
than 20 high skill, high wage
career paths to choose from.
Business
Want to make your years in
business really count? Your busi-
ness experience can help you earn
a college degree in business. You
can earn 16 credits of the Associate
in Applied Science degree in Busi-
ness Management through mid-
management seminars. You'll
complete projects related to your
business and career interests to
ensure that your college education
connects to the real-life challenges
that you face. The A.A.S. degree is
designed to develop mid-manage-
ment and entrepreneurial skills for
small business managers and
owners, as well as support staff.
Since you are busy, you can
also complete business courses on
line. You will complete assign-
ments at your convenience, com-
municating with your instructor
through e-mail. Eighteen business
technology courses are available
via the Internet starting this week.


A free Internet Course Orientation
is being held Tuesday, August 23 at
5:30 p.m. in the Koblegard Student
Union (KSU) on the Main Campus
in Ft. Pierce. This is an excellent
and highly recommended way for
students registered for Internet
classes to learn more about earn-
ing college credits online.
IRCC also offers four-year
degree opportunities in business
through 2 + 2 programs. Students
complete their freshmen and
sophomore years through IRCC
and their junior and senior years
through Florida Atlantic University,
all locally.
Focusing on practical skill-
building, one four-year option
enables students to earn the A.A.S.
degree in Business Management
and then a Bachelor of Arts degree
in Social Science. The upper-divi-
sion studies in social science sub-
jects such as psychology and soci-
ology provide a versatile
foundation for a business career.
Students interested in entering
the corporate world will benefit
from the Associate in Arts degree
in business and continuation for
the Bachelor of Science degree in
business from FAU. Thanks to
introduction of this new program,
area residents can complete this
four-year degree at the IRCC/FAU
joint campus at St. Lucie West in
Port St. Lucie.
Accounting
IRCC offers 16 accounting tech-


nology courses for those interested
in pursuing the in demand skills
necessary for a career in account-
ing or enhancing your marketabili-
ty in the workforce. Financial
Accounting I will be offered at the
Main Campus, Mueller Campus,
Chastain Campus, and St. Lucie
West Campus in a wide variety of
day and evening time slots for stu-
dent convenience.
Agriculture
Several unique programs in
agriculture are attracting students
to the fields of aquaculture, horti-
culture, and golf course opera-
tions. These programs were devel-
oped because of industry need
and job growth on the Treasure
Coast.
Aquaculture is the state's fastest
growing segment of the agricul-
ture industry. Partnering with Har-
bor Branch Oceanographic Institu-
tion, IRCC delivers real-world
experience in aquaculture at the
HBOI facility in Fort Pierce. Fall
courses will include Introduction
to Aquaculture, Molluscan Aqua-
culture and Aquatic Animal
Health.
With the construction of new
developments and homes so
prevalent throughout the Treasure
Coast, landscape design and man-
agement is another growing field.
Landscaping business owners are
able to build more successful busi-
nesses with added skills and certifi-
cations available through IRCC


classes on horticulture and land-
scape. New this fall is an Introduc-
tion to Horticulture class at IRCC's
Northwest Center in Fort Pierce. A
Wednesday evening class in horti-
culture will also be held at the St.
Lucie West Campus.
With over 70 golf courses in the
four-county area, IRCC's golf
course operations program gears
up students for career advance-
ment. Graduates of the program
have been promoted to golf
course superintendent positions
with significant salary increases.
As students they gained experi-
ence with turf grass, irrigation sys-
tems and pest problems at IRCC's
six-hold golf course lab at the St.
Lucie West Campus. Fall courses
include Turf Grass, Materials Cal-
culation, and Golf Course Organi-
zation/Administration.
Culinary
New this fall is the opening of
IRCC's Culinary Institute of the
Treasure Coast at IRCC's Mueller
Campus in Vero Beach. The con-
tinued rise in employment oppor-
tunities in the restaurant industry
has prompted many to consider a
career change to restaurant man-
agement. The two-year program
at the Culinary Institute will pro-
vide graduates of the selective
admissions program a back-
ground in business as well as culi-
nary skills. There are a few seats
left for fall for qualified students
interested in beginning now.


A popular culinary apprentice-
ship program is also available to
students who desire basic level
training for immediate employ-
ment. The apprenticeship is a
tuition free program and offers fall
classes in sanitation and nutrition.
For admission information on the
Culinary programs call 1-
(772)226-2511.
Early Childhood
Education
The Early Childhood Educa-
tion program focuses on broad,
transferable career training skills
and stresses understanding and
demonstration of the planning,
management, technical skills,
community issues, safety prac-
tices, health and environmental
issues related to pre-school chil-
dren, as well as developmentally
appropriate practices for children.
Students may choose to first
pursue the certificate program in
child development and early
intervention and then move to the
degree programs in education.
These programs are well suited to
those interested in a career in
education, teaching at either the
elementary or secondary level in
the private sector or aiding in pub-
lic and private programs.
Women's Program
"Whether you are pursuing a
career or going back to college,
the Women's Program at IRCC


helps you achieve your goals",
according to program graduate
Bonnae Hodge, business manag-
er at the St. Lucie County Cham-
ber of Commerce.
Especially designed for
women with little or no college
experience, the Women's Pro-
gram offers career development,
college degree programs and per-
sonal enrichment opportunities
with flexible scheduling options
for women with families and
jobs. Participants find help
through peer group support. The
program is offered in Vero, Ft.
Pierce, Okeechobee and Stuart.
For information on the Women's
Program, call Marsha Thompson
in Fort Pierce at 1-(772)462-7662.
Register Today
Registration is now underway
for the Fall Semester beginning
August 24. Visit your nearest IRCC
campus to register today. The
Main Campus is located at 3209
Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce; St.
Lucie West Campus, 500 N.W.
California Blvd., Port St. Lucie;
Chastain Campus, 2400 S.E. Saler-
no Road, Stuart; Mueller Campus,
6155 College Lane, Vero Beach;
or Dixon Henry Campus, 2229
N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee.
Go for it at IRCC! Phone the Infor-
mation Call Center at 1-866-866-
4722 (IRCC) or visit the web for
more at www.ircc.edu


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Finance curriculum


available free for schools


SEATTLE, WASH. As inter-
est in financial literacy surges on
a local, state and federal level,
organizations like the American
Financial Services Association
Education Foundation (AFSAEF)
are taking steps to improve
young adults' understanding of
personal finance basics.
Recent surveys by the Jump-
Start Coalition for Personal Finan-
cial Literacy show that most high
school seniors .go on to college or
into the workplace without the
basic financial knowledge neces-
sary to make everyday money
management decisions. This
trend is drawing the attention of
state legislators and others inter-
ested inerafting,_policies to
address the situation.
"We're ..$eeing ,a significant
number of federal and state
sponsored bills, resolutions and
governor proclamations promot-
ing financial literacy among
today's youth," says Danielle
Fagre, AFSA's Vice.President of
Government Affairs. In 2004,.
(number) states introduced


financial literacy legislation.
(NOTE: was Washington State
one of them?)
In addition, groups like
AFSAEF are taking action. Last
year, the Foundation began offer-
ing MoneySKILL, a free personal
finance course designed for high
school students. The interactive,
reality-based Interinet curriculum
consists of 34 "How To" modules
on income, money manage-
ment,. spending and credit, and
saving and investing. Teachers
can sign-up by going online at
www/moneyskill.com. About
15,000 students from all 50 states
and several countries are now
registered for the curriculum.
Based in Washington, D.C.,
AFSAEF (www.afsaef.org) helps
consumers realize the benefits of
responsible money manage-
ment. It is affiliated with the
American Financial Services
Association (AFSA), a national
trade association for financial
services firms providing credit to
consumers and small business-
es.


Arrest Log


The following individuals
were arrested on felony or Dri-
ving Under the Influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment, the Florida Highway
Patrol, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion or the Department of Cor-
rections (DOC).
Robert Wayne Powell, 23,
S.E. Center St., Okeechobee,
was arrested Aug. 25 by the
OCPD on a warrant charging
him with amended violation of
probation driving under the
influence. His bond was set at
$20,000 on that charge. Powell
was also arrested by Deputy Cor-
poral J. Royal on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with failure to appear posses-
sion of a controlled substance.
His bond was set at $1,000 on
that charge.,
Willie Lewis Hullett, 23,
Okeechobee, was arrested Aug.
26 by Deputy Lieutenant K. Mur-
rish on Okeechobee County war-
rants charging him with aggra-
vated battery and burglary of a
structure while armed. His bond
was set at $50,000.
Ricky Bernard Young, 23,
Fort Pierce, was arrested Aug. 26
by Deputy Lt. K. Murrish on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with burglary of a
structure while armed. His bond
was set at $10,000.
Danny Ronald Crews, 29,
81st Lane North, Loxahatchee,
was arrested Aug. 26 on charges
of burglary, felony battery
(domestic) and violation of con-
ditions of pre-trial release. His
bond was set at $55,000.
Denise Georgeann Thomas,
42, N.E. 29th Terrace, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Aug. 26 by
Deputy M. Stripling on Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-


ing her with driving under the
influence with, prior. Her. bond
was set at $2,500 on that charge.
Thomas was also arrested on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with failure to
appear driving under the influ-
ence with damage to property or
person. Her bond on that charge
was set at $20,000.
Tonya L. Collins, 22, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Aug'. 26 by
Deputy M. Stripling on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-
ing her with violation of proba-
tion battery on a law
enforcement officer. Collins is
being held without bond.
Donna Birdsall, 36, S.E.
59th Drive, Okeechobee, was
-arrested Aug. 26 by Deputy J.
Gracie on charges of forgery
(five counts), uttering a forged
instrument (five counts) and
grand theft (one count). Bird-
sall's total bond was set at
$75,000.
Betoben Zunun
Dominguez, 34, N.E. 128th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Aug.

27 by Deputy Troy Garrison on a
felony charge of possession of
cocaine and a, misdemeanor
charge of no valid driver's
license. Dominguez's bond was
,set at $25,500.
*.Sandra Darlene Padgett, 40,
S.R. 98 N., Okeechobee, was
arrested Aug. 27 by Deputy
Randy Thomas on charges of
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon and false imprison-
ment. Padgett's total bond was
set at $5,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. 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.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Spann honored for 4-H service
Sharon Spann was honored with the Walter B. Arnold Youth
Hall of Fame Award at the 2004-2005 Okeechobee County
4-H Awards Banquet, Aug. 27 at Okeechobee High School.


Obituary


Donald Edward Wilson
Donald Edward Wilson, age 77
of Okeechobee, died Sunday,
Aug. 28, 2005 at Raulerson Hospi-
tal. He was born July 5, 1928 in
Lorain County, Ohio. He had been
a resident of Okeechobee since
1996. He was a member of the
Oakview Baptist Church and
enjoyed fishing and golf.
He was preceded in death by
his brother, Richard Wilson.
Survivors include: his beloved
-wife of 52 years, Noreen Wilson


of Okeechobee; sons, Dean
(Terri) Wilson of Lima, Ohio,
Michael Barry Wilson of Dayton,
Ohio and Patrick Miles Wilson of
Okeechobee; four grandchildren;
brothers, John W. Wilson of New
Carlisle, Ohio and Randall L. Wil-
son of Nashville, Tenn.
Visitation will be at Buxton
Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 2
from 10 a.m. until funeral time at
noon.
All arrangements are under the
'direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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TOO MANY BEEPS: It sounds like I have a problem with the beep and
sounds. Every time I call in there seems to be a problem with the machine.
I guess I'll call back. (Editor's Note: The answering machine does have a
long beep sound and then a tone once those are done you can record
your message without a problem. We have a new machine on order and
hope it serves the community better.)
THIS IS THE SONG: The song is "Rock-a-Bye Baby" by Sonny Martin.
There are several versions done by other artist but the one you are looking
for is by Sonny Martin.

NEW I- IGH SCHOOL: I have a teenage son in the middle school and
soon to attend high school. By what I heard about the high school I, as a
parent, am very concerned. I wonder if there are parents out there with
same concerns. My child is in eighth grade this year he will attend the
ninth grade center. I hope by the time he gets to high school things will be
better. Also, I wonder when will Okeechobee County build a new high
school? As long as I have lived here, I have seen new elementary schools
built and a new middle school, too. These kids really need a new high
school. We have a new courthouse, why not build a new high school?
(Editor's Note: We contacted school district administration and were told
that the Freshman Campus sort of acts as a second high school in that it
is over a third of the size of Okeechobee High School. Also, New Endeav-
or serves a few more high-school-aged children. One of the biggest fac-
tors, however, is the drop out rate. As we were told, while there may be
500 kids in third grade that doesn't mean there will be 500 seniors at OHS.
If more kids stayed in school, another high school could possibly be
needed. Finally, some of the elementary schools are very small. As we
were told: "The number of schools doesn't compare to the number of
kids in school.")

MUSICAT SOUTH: This is in regard to the music at South Elementary. I
was just wondering why they don't have a portable set up for the music
class, and I am wondering why this wasn't taken care of before school
started? Why would you recruit a teacher if you didn't have a room for
them? This is supposed to be part of their curriculum and they do need to
learn music. What is wrong down there at South?

FEMAFUNDS: I'll bet they wind up getting more this year even though
they received money last year and I don't think FEMA ever got it back.
What a rip.

FALSE CLAIMS: Since Miami-Dade got FEMA funds last year, I hope
they saved it to pay for the damage they just got. Wasn't it lucky they got
their FEMA funds a whole year before a storm hit their area? I hope FEMA
is more careful and especially does not give any more money to anyone
from that area who filed a false claim last year.

CAN WE GET FEMA FUNDS NOW: I see the hurricane hit Miami-Dade
this year. Since they got FEMA funds last year when they had no storm
damage, maybe this year we can get FEMA funds. Many of us who had
extensive damage received no help from FEMA, while people in Miami-
Dade who weren't touched by the 2004 hurricanes got millions.

POP WARNER I would just like to say thank you to the Pop Warner
staff and coaches for putting things together for the kids and doing an out-
standing job. It is a great opportunity for the kids in Okeechobee. We're
just trying to let them know that the parents appreciate what they are
doing.

SCHOOL NEWS: I was wondering if South Elementary is going to have
any newspaper articles in the paper like they used to. All the other schools
have been in and I was just wondering if South was going to get in there.
Also I was wondering about the music teacher andthe music place for the
children. (Editors Note: We publish school news as it is submitted to us.)

FISH KILL: I was just wondering if anyone knew what killed the fish on
Saturday, Aug. 27,. in the Rim Canal between Port Mayaca and Nubbin
Slough. (Editor's Note: Preliminary indications are that the kill was due to
low dissolved oxygen levels. Unfortunately, fish kills in the Rim Canal dur-
ing the hottest part of the summerhavebecomefairlycommonplace.)

MY FAULT: In the no children left behind law, why is it that students
have no responsibility, when they don't even try? When I was in school, if I
.got left behind it was not the teacher's fault. Most of them tried and when I
didn't do the work, I got left behind it was my fault.

SAD EXAMPLES: Pat Robertson's call for the assassination of Hugo
Chavez is just one of many sad examples: of Christians who have fused
their religion and their politics. It is shameful that some Christians would
say such things while others are trying to convince the world that ours is a
message of love and salvation not war, not killing and not political,
grandstanding. I hope that his comments would be a reminder to all of us
about our duties as Christians to spread the gospel with charity and
humility.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
.763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interest-
ed are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. ParrottAve.,
at 7T p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meet at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441
S.E. It is a self-help group that offers support and education for people
who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizo-
phrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information,
call (863) 467-1026.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our
Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. This will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-1191. ,
Lakeside Cruisin' 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, con-
tact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who
are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other
women's issues are also addressed. One support group is held every
Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department
auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at
(863) 763-0202. The other support group is held on each Thursday at
6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For
information, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
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.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited: For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
357-6257.
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 held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet
from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third St.
For information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may
attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers,
and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin, M.S.W of Hospice of Okeechobee,
and Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is
from 2 until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve
your place in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is avail-
able for your loved one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Liv-
ing/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information about
respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone 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 at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.


Community Events

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

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.

Identity theft is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, Sept.
3, 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 Jessica Cecere,
president of the Consumer Counseling Service (CCCS) of Palm
Beach and the Treasure Coast. The topic will be identity theft. For
information, call 1 (800) 330-2227 for the National Foundation for
Credit Counseling.

Habitat for Humanity will be in-park
Habitat for Humanity Okeechobee County will be in Park 2,
booth #218, during Labor Day festivities. They will be there Satur-
day, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 3-5. In addition to telling what they
are doing and their plans for the future they will have items for sale
as well as a drawing for a NASCAR Tony Stewart/Home Depot/Habi-
tat for Humanity car bank. The sticker on the box reads: Tony Stew-
art, #20 Home Depot, 1999 Pontiac, Limited Edition Adult Col-
lectible 1:24-scale stock car, 1 of 8,000, #c249903308-3.

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

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

VFW presents 'Womenless Wedding'
The VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, will present the theatre of
performing arts "Worhenless 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 available on this
day. Food will be served from 12:30 until 3 p.m.

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

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

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


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Recent rains and tropical storms
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Waterways are at capacity or flood-
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Watch where you step and
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If fresh food has come in
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Electrical equipment should
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Use flashlights (not lanterns,
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ing information:
Freshwater floods account-
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One cubic yard of water
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prescription medications. Some
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that would otherwise be consid-
ered "healthy".



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Schwier hooks another win


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Local angler Justin Schwier
hooked another win and pocket-
ed a check for $1,550 when he
brought 21.34 lbs. of bass to the
scale Saturday afternoon in the
Headturners3.com tournament
held in Clewiston.
Schwier also pulled in the


largest fish of the day, a 10.40-lb.
lunker but did not receive the big
fish award due to his first place
finish. Second place and a $700
check went to Tim Feller for his
18.28-lb. catch.
Jesse Allen brought three fish
to the scale that weighed in at
15.58 lbs. to lay claim to third
place. He earned $550 for the
day. He also had the official big


fish of the day (9.30 lbs.) earning
. him another $360.
Fourth place went to another
local angler Tennessee Gouge for
his 14.96-lb. catch. He took
home a $300 check for the day.
Art Sacco earned $150 for his
fifth-place finish. He brought
14.60 lbs. to the scale to claim his
prize.
There were 110 fish brought


to the scale for a total of 256.03
lbs. Of the 110 fish caught 109
were safely released back into
Lake Okeechobee.
Headturners3.com will be in
Okee-Tantie Marina Sept. 17 for a
one angler, one boat tourney. For
information on this and other
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Touchdown Club
seeks new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this
club is to promote pride, respect,
spirit and unity among the O.H.S.
players and student body, staff,
coaches, families and the busi-
ness community.
Anyone interested in the foot-
ball program at O.H.S. is invited
to join. Bronze membership is
$300; silver membership is $600;
gold membership is $900; and,
platinum membership is $1,200.
A portion of each member-
ship goes to the general athletic
fund, and another portion goes
into a scholarship trust.
For information, call Brahman
head football coach Chris Bran-
ham at (863)462-5050.
OHS sports
seats on sale
Gold seats and reserved seats
are now on sale for O.H.S. sports.
The cost of a gold seat is $100
and entitles the holder to admis-
sion to all home Brahman games
with the exception of state-spon-
sored activities such as bowl
games, jamborees or playoffs.
Reserved seats entitle the
holder to admission to all home
Brahman football games. The


cost of the reserved seats is $40
per seat.
For information on where to
obtain tickets, contact Mike
Radebaugh at (863)462-5025.

Soccer sign ups
now under way
Registration .for the Okee-
chobee County Parks & Recre-
ation Department's Youth Soccer
League will be held Monday-Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Sign-ups will end Friday, Sept.
2. All sign-ups will be held at the
recreation department office, 309
N.W. Second St.
The registration fee is $25 per
child. Parents will need to pres-
ent a copy of their child's birth
certificate at the time of registra-.
tion. The child's age as of Dec.
31, 2005, will determine their age
division.
Age divisions will be: 14 and
under; 12 and under; 10 and
under; 8 and under; and, 6 and
under.
The minimum number of par-
ticipants in each age division is
30 players.
Games will be played locally,
and will start Oct. 1 and end
before Christmas.
For information, call the recre-
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At the Movies
The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, Aug. 26,
through Thursday, Sept. 1, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Brothers Grimm"
(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 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 "Skeleton Key"
(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 Ceiter
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.
Childbirth education
classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will be presenting child-
birth education classes at the
Okeechobee County Health,
Department., All pregnant women
are encouraged to attend the class-
es. For information or to register
for thsi informative class, call the
Healthy Start office at (863) 462-
5877. Every baby deserves a
healthy start.
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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 o
a wheelchair/scooter lift is needed.
All appointments must be before
noon. If there are any questions,
please contact Betsy Grinslade, the
county veterans' service officer.
Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnancy
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 IN
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 classes
for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the
Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505
S. Parrott Ave. Topics include disci-
pline a family affair, birth to eight
months infants, eight to eighteen
months the toddler, 18 to 36
months terrific twos, three year
olds, and uncommon sense. Each
week parents "earn" baby bucks
to purchase items for Iheir baby at
the Center's Baby Boutique. Child-
care is not provided, 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 disaster,
please call Debbie Riddle or Can-
dace at the American Red Cross-
Okeechobee branch at (863) 763-
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NEED: Child Care for my chil-
dren (9 mo. & 3yr old) 4-6hrs
a day on Mon./Wed./Fri., Need
References. 863-697-6690

EARRING, Found in purse pur-
chased at-local consignment
shop. (863)763-7210
FOUND: Earring on dyke be-
tween Lot 7 & Taylor Creek.
(863)467-6250
Utility Trailer, vic. of L-Cross
on 8/21, if rightful owner
please call to identify,
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please call regarding miss-
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shoes & etc. Call for details.
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.(863)467-4864.
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ter trained, very cute, to
good loving home.
(863)673-0274.
KITTENS 2 Males & 2 Fe-
males, Litter Trained. Grey
and White. Free to good
homes. (863)357-8751
SLIDING GLASS DOORS, 2,
Free, you haul.
(863)357-8751
USED CAR BED, Stroller, High
chair, More. (863)675-4216
WATERBEDS- 2, King size,
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ASSISTANT MANAGER
$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume to
863-467-2402 or

apply within.
COOKS, SERVERS
& HOSTESS
Apply Within.
BARTENDERS
Experienced only need apply
Please call (863)763-2838
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
I then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


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

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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Diamond R is a drug-free workplace &
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Drugs 203 SW Park St.
CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL
TEACHER
Computer Literate, must be
Certified. Temporary Certifi-
cation accepted. Please call
(863)467-1411.
CONVENIENCE STORE
CLERKS
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Signing bonus.
Call 321-403-0886
or apply at Town Star,
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For Hair Stylists and
Nail Technicians
Exp. pref but not necessary
(863)763-0404
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Must have min. 1 yr. exp.
w/commercial lawn service,
valid dr. lic., over 18, willing
to work long hours. Call
863-467-8001,9-5
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PALMDALE-OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED:Class A &
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Medical Benefits, Retirement,
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w/great communica-
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Benefits incl.
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863-227-2166
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TEACHER NEEDED
For a Busy Child Care Center
(863)467-5588 or fax
resume to 863-467-7560
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QA experience a
plus. Must have
personnel mgmt. exp,
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Variable hours 12
am til 6 pm. Send
resume to:
Orchid Island
Juice Company
330 N. Hwy. U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce, FL 34950,
fax: 772-465-1693
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Dependable Lawn
Maintenance. Free
Estimate
(863)697-6446


Merchandise



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




AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating. S. ooling, asking
.*,1300 iA631763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.
TEMPSTAR 5ton, heat
pump, 12 seer, brand new,
never been used. $1200
(863)467-7101


DESK- Heavy solid wood, 5
drawer, Small, Adult size,
Good condition. $45.
(863)983-1848
ENGRAVED GOLD LOCKET-
1940 With chain, holds 2
pictures $251
(863)983-1848
SCALES & WEIGHTS, Weighs.
in grams. Very accurate. An-
tique. $275. (863)467-4328


FREEZER. KENMORE, IUpnqri.
Good cunilion $.300 )r
De;t owner Cjii Rarri;es 31
(863)673-0645
MAGIC BULLET As seen on
TV, Brand iew, still in box,
$75 (863)467'-2112
WASHER & EOR'ER (Pro.
panel Kenmore Jusl over 1
yr. old. Large capacity. $300
for both. 561-723-4466 Cell.
WASHER (1) DRYER (2)-
$200 takes all.
(863)261-2846
WASHER, Whirlpool, heavy
duty, 6 cycle, almond, very
good cond., $75.
(863)763-6617 .
WASHING MACHINE- Maytag
Neptune, needs some re-
pairs. Pd $1500 asking
$150 (8631801-1836
WATER HEATER 50 gjllion
lop of te line GE, 2yrs old,
like new condition. Pd $250
asking $175 (863)763-6041


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


MIAMI SUN- 3 Wheel bike,
Excellent shape. $150.
(863)467-7659



SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955 26 ,
l i- neaw i; i .1 0 l






STEPS. All ,jiurnrin-iun'i rjii.
niri 4 ilp; ipr .
"J 0 dlr leo $ 50

STORAGE BUILDING J,8-
Tiavl'jr Cr,'.1. ,h l i '"..;




BROWN RIDGE GAP- lfjew
'ileel 506 13u e 5 11 :12(

GAL HURRICAIN PANEL
Appro. 50 60'. ,9 i'.500 ior
.j11 i.S 357-1i J- C
RAILROAD TRUSSES- 15i
s u $100 will n ell :,.par.r

STEPS, Aluminum w ralri, n,
iep: n *ir $60 rina
1 63 ,3.4 95'



INSULATION REMOVER.
P rore iaa ri,3rl ni. n: riN-: |I:i r,-
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CRIB 3 n 1, lighl blioge'i.'-
17215.97-0650


COINS, US PROOF & MINT
SETS, 17 Proof.'60-88, 14
Mints '62-92. Lincoln Pennies
& more. $500 561-924-8292


FLOWER POTS (5) McCoy.
$120 for all. (863)357-1042
Football & Baseball Card Col-
l'c lion & $500 ,or best offer
C ll u 86 317 894 3



COMPUTER, 16" monitor,
printer i:is of discs, works
greai $150 (863)467-6805
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows; P. MS Office, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158
PC WEB CAM- Can be used
with Window XP & perfect
lIOr AOl 'I10 Tit( 3 0. -396.
PRINTER HP Lisc k J l12 I
I& HP ScanJet 3300C $100
for both, will separate
(772)597-0650

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COMMERCIAL KILN, Pouring
idble & M ,er $300 lir ,11,
will sep. (863)467-8177


BED FRAME Wooden, twin
size, headboard/footboard,
aood; condition $20



BR SUITE-.pc, tall oval
hnrd llbd. 5 drawer crhesi
dresser w swiri-ig mi rr r,
jrveil legs elv ;iur'ly $50)
l863J)467- '659


BRASS BED (KING) with like
new Sterns & Foster mat-
tress set. Cost $5K, asking
$1200 neg.(863)824-0884
CHEST OF DRAWERS- small,
3 drawers, $30.
(863)467-9892.
COMFORTER SETS twn (2)
camouflage, w/. blanket.,
sheets, pil. cases, curtains &
shelves $100 863-447-0965
COMPUTER DESK wooden,
medium size, $50
(863)63.4-0526
COMPUTER DESK- real wood,
very good shape, $75.
(863)
DIN. Rm. Set, Glass (1 1/8"
Thick) 2 stone pillar pedestals,
6 cushion chairs w/cherry,
$1000 neg. 863-634-0387.
DINING ROOM TABLE- 6 pad-
ded chairs, excellent condi-
tion $600. (863)357-1175
Dining Table, 42" round,
glass, 4 cushioned chrs. on
casters, $100.
(863)674-0898
DINNING ROOM TABLES (2)
,$50 for both, will sep. Nice
shape. (863)467-6088
DR SUITE- Ashley, Oak, round
table, no leaf, 4 chairs, $200
or best offer.
(863)763-5186.
END TABLES (2) solid wood,
w/ pull out drink/plate hold-
ers $180 or best offer
(863)634-0517
KING SIZED BED- Head-
board, Mattress; complete,
Very nice $100
(863)986-4743
SECTIONAL SOFA, 2 pc. with
end tables, coffee "table & 2
foot stools & corner table.
$350 (863)467-9228
TABLE w/ 6 Chairs & 1 leaf.
Very good condition. $100.
68", -, J7 .4-18 !
TV CABINET Cherry w/ door
& drawer. Like new;, Rattan
glass top tbi & 2 chairs $250
both will sep. (863)467-2532
WATERBEDS- King (full set)
& Oueern $500 Will separ-
jleiL1663i3.2,54
Wine Rack, 31 ,78, 4 hneives,
bla ,i melil & ok r.ounier
$25 (863)674-0898



PARTY CART seats 4 peo-
ple, 1 dog & plenty of cool-
ers, 36v charger, $900
(863)697-2033


AR-15 BUSHMASTER .223
cal. carbine, custom trigger,
accessory rail, A2 style. $800,
(863)634-9494
FIREARMS LIBRARY 32
leather bound vol. (history,
gun smithing, ballistics) like
new $450 863-697-2033.
REMMINGTON FIELDMASTER
pump 22 'cai Model 121,
1,350'nreg. 239-246-6444.
RUGER MINI 14 .223 cal.,
like new, with extras,
$350/neg. 239-246-6444.



TREADMILL, Proform EKG 2,
fairly 'new, $180.
(863)824-8749



HAMMOCK SWING- Brand
new rIever used. $55.
t863)357.0125


ADULT SCOOTER, 3 Wheel,
.Space Saver, Runs great.
Good condition. $500.

LIFT CHAIR- electric,-excellent
condition, $350
(863)801-4949
RECLINER, LIFT CHAIR, Elec-
tric. Asking $150 or best
offer. (863)467-9892.
SCOOTER- Golden Alante
motorized chair. New w/ war-
ranty papers. pd $6K asking
$1300 neg (863)357-2233


BIRDFEEDER, $38 or best of-
fer. (754)367-1761
CHRISTMAS TREE- 6 1/2',
Bluekmini lights, balls & tree
skirt. $35. for all
(863)467-8050
FUEL TANK, 300 gallon, with
pump, $400 or best offer.
(863)675-6568 leave mes-
sage.
NEXTEL i275 Camera
Phone only 3 months old
$80 or best offer
(863)697-242.2
PLASTIC BUCKETS W/LIDS-
5 gallon, $25 for all, will sell
separate (863)763-5422.
PRINTER DOCK Kodak, for
digital cam. Wrks w/ cx6000,
7000,dx6000, 7000, ls600,
700. $100 (863)697-2422
WATER SOFTENER & FILTER,
Sears, programmable, 2 yrs.
old, pd $1257, sell for $600.
(863)467-1860
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
you looked for it?



DRUM SET, BY: TAMA, Brand
new symbols & stands.
$800 or. best offer.
(863)763-3765
MOUNTAIN DULCIMER- Ex-
cellent condition, with case.
asking $200. or best offer.
(863)467-8548
PIANO, WURLITZER 1966,
serial #931174, $375. Call
239-633-2525.


AFRICAN GREY CONGO
Hand fed $900
(863)673-2483
AMAZON PARROT
Hand Fed $650
.(863)673-2483
Australian Blue & Red Heeler
Pups, 10 weeks, working
parents on premises, $300.
(863)227-0071/227-1111
BEAGLE- Tri-colored, Female,
8 mo old, CKC reg. Loves
Kids $200. Call
863-763-2749 or 801-4193
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
FERRETS, 1 Male, 1 Female,
Extremely Tame w/Extra
Large 2 Story Cage. $300 or
best offer. (863)763-3765
FISH TANKS (20) 21/, 5's &
10's. Including Accessories.
$150. (863)357-1775
PARROT- Congo African Gray
Baby. Hand tamed, 3 mo.
old. $950. neg.
(305)244-3871.
POMERANIANS- 1-male lyr
old, 1-Female 2 yrs old,
Breeding pair. AKC, F-$600,
M-$600. (863)675-4216"
RED NOSE PITBULL Female,
7 mos old, very friendly,
good with kids. $250
(863)634-5060
RED NOSED PITBULL 5 mo
old, all shots up to date
$400 (863)447-0965
SHIH TZU PUPPY AKC reg.
Champion bloodline, Great
w/kids. Sacrifice for $300 or
best offer (863)467-8896-
TANKS 55 gal. on aluminum
stand, 10 gal: on wrought
iron stand & 20 gal. $125 for
all will sep. (863)675-0247
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $20 each.
(863) 675-6214 her 6 pm



WATER HEATER: Just 1 yr.
old. 40 gallon. Pd. $270,
Asking $125 or best offer.
561-723-4466 Cell.
WATER IRON FILTER (2) Pd.
$450 ea. new. Now $250 for
both, will sep.
(863)447-2130


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



AIR HOCKEY TABLE, Tourna-
ment size. Like new w/pucks
& handles, etc. Pd. $1100,
now $550. (863)357-1572
AQUATIC ITEMS 3 life vests,
3 comp. snorkeling sets, &
40" Maui surf board. $90 for
or will sep. (863)675-4792
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 World Leisure
Championship Tournament sz.
wall accessories. Good con-
alion. 550 1863'517-1572.



JVC CD Remote, SMXJ101,
$15 or best offer.
(863)467-0987



HITACHI TV 50", big screen.
4yrs old, looks god, must
pick up. Moving, must sell!
$550 (863)467-9765
TV 32" Sony 2000 HD,' like
new, $100 (863)467-2532


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GENERATOR 5500 watts,. 110
& 220 volts, electric start,
built in battery charger, Exc
cond $995. (863)467-4328



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


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


CHEROKEE JEEP- Brand new
battery, Good condition
$100. (863)673-2754



HOOVER EMPOWER- Almost
new, Cost $140. Sell $70.
(863)467-2112


DVD's (85) & 20-40 VHS
$500 or best offer
(863)763-8943
VCR MOVIES- 150, $200. or
best offer (863)610-1082


WANTED: Horse Round Pen
or Panels. (954)214-8877


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excellent service to our readers.

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:



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Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer B35
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



MARE & GELDING -10 & 14,
-both broke. Nice 'horses.
$1800 for both
(863)697-6713
MINIATURE BLUE ROAN
STALLION, 28" High. Show
quality. $1800.
(863)674-0156
MUSTANG- Mare, 5 yr old,
halter broke $700.
(863)655-3436
PALOMINO- Registered Mini
Stud. $500. (863)697-6713



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,
1.5hp engine. $1300. Call
(863)357-1059

Rentals



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



Eagle Bay, 3/2, quiet street,
no pets, fenced yard, 1st,
last, sec. $1500 mo.
(863)634-7296
OKEE- 2br, 1ba in Ancient
Oaks No pets. Non smoking
envr. $775. mo, until. + Sec
dep & ref. 772-708-4422
OKEECHOBEE, 2 Bdrm, 1 Ba,
Located-@ 310 N.E. 4th Ave.
$750 mo. + 1st, last & $500.
sec. dep. Call (863)467-5965
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR, 1BA, w/
screened room, elec. boat lift,
on water, completely furn.,
$1100 mo. + sec. dep.
863)763-6886/447-1093.



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


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Must have a dependable
car and provide excellent
service to our customers
everyday.

a contractors
Circulation office
), Okeechobee, FL.
-763-3134 Ext. 233


Medical
Office Space
For Lease, needs build
out completed. Approx.
2000 sq. ft. willing to di-
vide into 2 separate of-
fice spaces, close to
hospital: For information
863-467-0831.
OFFICE SPACE -900 sq. ft.
Close proximity to new
court house. $700 mo.
Please call (863)763-4740
Your nemw car could be in
today's paper. Have
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Mobile Homes



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



POWER CORD- For a Mobile
Home: 4 wire, 22' long. $60.
(863)357-5754


BHR, 2BR, 2BA Doublewide,
c/a, no pets. $600 mo yearly
lease, $1000 sec.
(863)763-4031



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


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is the time spent reading

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MOBILE HOME FOR SALE,
1989 Single Wide, 2 BR, 2 BA,
Good cond. Must be moved.
$12,500. (863)634-7737
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA 1/2 acre
Garage, fenced yard.
1850 NE 103rd Ave.
$140,000 (863)634-3009
Park Model, '96, on private lot
In Ancient Oaks, with 2 add
ons & 2 tip outs, 800 sf,,
water filter, all appl's incl.,
c/a & heat, $60,000.
(863)824-0035
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classifieds
Recreation




Ca. 010
Jet smis 3015
Marine Acaessa s30M0
MarineMeelfanneu 30251
Motercyqdnes 3030
Sport Vehille/ATVs 3035



ARROW GLASS, '84,18', cen-
ter console, 115hp Yamaha,
clean mtr., solid boat,
$2500. (561)924-8292
BASS TRACKER BOAT 16ft
w/ troller motor & trailer, no
motor, rated for 50h/p $1000
(863)824-0373
BOAT, 16 Ft. w/115 hp motor.
$500 or will trade for equal
value Riding Mower.
(863)763-7358
BOAT, MOTOR & TRAILER
'89 MXI deck boat, 150
Merc Force Eng. $2000
(863)763-5156
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $200.
863-674-1105.
CATFISH BOAT, 21' long,
70hp Tohatsu, new trailer.
Good condition. $2500.
S(863)357-4595 ask for Ron.
DURACRAFT, 15 Ft., Alumi-
num w/2000 Johnson 25 hp.,
Eagle D/F, F/F, 2 seats, live
well. $2000 (904)370-0653
JON BOAT 12ft, V bottom,
w/ trailer $300
(863)763-8415
Jon Boat, 12' Custom made
heavy gauge alum., w/9.9
Go Devil, low hrs., $2500.
(863)467-9902
KAYAK- $40. (863)674-4715
MERCURY '01, 25 HP, electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
OMEGA- 24' Cabin, Hull only,
Can be rigged for out board.
Tandem axle trailer, $200.
(863)697-6812
PONTOON BOAT '91, 24', 120 ,
hp motor; full bimini w/storage
cover; new trlr., needs a little
work. $4250 772-263-2555
TRI HULL BASS BOAT- 16ft,
with 85HP Johnson, $1500
(863)357-2406 or
863)835-6680cell.






10 Okeechobee News, Tuesday, August 30, 2005


HYLINE TRLR, '92- 40', 2 tip-
outs, 10x30 Florida room
w/windows, $2495 must
move (573)547-7637.
MIDAS MINI '83- 24ft, Chev
350, dual AC, 4KW Onan
Jen, runs good $2495 cash
(863)801-3841.
WILDERNESS, 32', like new,
a/c, heat, sleeps 6, storage,
$8000 or best offer.
786-423-7057


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 PW80- '95, Dirt Bike
runs good, $300.
863)357-1960 or
863)634-5402.


SUZUKIE 125 3 Wheeler w/re-
verse. $500. (863)634-3029


EX 300 4 WHEELER- '98-
asking $2500.
(863)357-2406 or
863)835-6680 cell,

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4015
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 40710



BUICK ESTATE WAGON '89
Good shape, reliable $1200
Call Epi (863)697-3257
Your next job could be in
today's classified. Did
you look for it?.


CHEVY CORSICA '94 4 door
sedan. Dependable ride. 68K
mi, auto trans. Some rust
$999 (863)763-6822
FORD T-BIRD- 93, 6 cyl, Au-
to, Pwr windows/seats, Tilt
wheel, Cruise, Cold A/C,
$1800.863-632-9166
FORD TEMPO 1992, Rebuilt
engine, 48K mls. 30+ mpg.
Good condition. $800.
(863)357-0060
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
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1993,
Runs good. Need minor cos-
metic work. $1500. neg. 863-
634-7556 or 561-758-5295.
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- Runs
ood, Good tires, cold A/C.
1200 or best offer.
(863)634-4076
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 .


OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIE-
RA WAGON, '89, runs good,
good shape, $800 neg.
(863)763-8261
Pontiac Bonneville, '92- full
p power, AC, reliable car, call
for details, $1800 or best of-
fer. (863)675-2598 Ivmsg.
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,
cony., 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
VOLKSWAGON 1978 Cop-
vertible. Needs work. $500.
(863)357-2573


CHEVY SILVERADO 1987,
4x4, dual tanks, 8 cyl., No
bed. Needs TLC, Some new
parts. $1000 (863)467-4459


DIESEL ENGINE- 7.3 with
transmission and rear end.
$1500 (863)634-6299.
MISC. PARTS off of '80's
Mustang, $2500 for all will
sell separately.
(863)467-4229
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE, for
parts or repair, good trans,
tires, a/c blows cold, $450
neg. (863)467-8856
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
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, For Full Size Pick
Up. Diamond plated. $75.
(863)634-3029
TRAILER HITCH- Class 3, Fits
Mercury Grand Marquis,
Ford Crown, Vic. & various
Lincoln $150 863-467-8589


CHEVY 350 '94- 4dr, 1 ton,
good work truck, $2500
(863)357-6202/261-4999.
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 '93 manual,
needs engine $500
(863)634-1867
FORD F250- '88, 5th wheel,
Runs Great. $1100 or best
offer (863)634-1867
FORD PICK UP 1977, Runs.
$500. (863)634-0433


FORD F250-'91, 4X4, 460,5
. speed, Wrecked, parts or
whole. $1000 or best offer.
will sep (863)675-4697
FORD F350, '86, 6.9L Diesel,
dually, flatbed, $2500 or
best offer. (772)215-8202
FORD RANGER '88 w/
camper top, auto, runs good,
cold air, new tires. $950
(863)467-1788/634-7355
FORD RANGER- '88, Runs
good, New motor, $500.
(863)467-9472
MITSUBUSHI- '86, 2 W/D, 4
cyl, Standard $850. or best
offer. (863)632-9166
NISSAN PICKUP 1997, 2 wd.,
5 spd., Ice Cold Air, 4 cyl.
Excellent condition. $2500
(863)632-9166


JEEP CHEROKEE '95 Good
condition, runs great. 4door,
auto, 4x2 $2000 or best of-
fer (863)673-0645 Ramses


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


DODGE 250 CONVERSION
'91 97K mi, V8, auto, fully
equipped. AM/FM cass. $2K
(863)675-7878 / 234-1933
FORD AEROSTAR, '91, 4x4,
good motor & trans., for
parts only, $350 or best of-
fer. (863)763-0812
GMC VADUA, 1994- Captains
Chairs, cold a/c, C/D player,
body & motor good,
$2500/neg 863-223-1859.

Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


The Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners will con-
vene a workshop session on
Thursday, September 1, 2005 at
2:00 pm. In tht County Commls.
slon Chambers, Okeechobee, flod-
da to discuss the tentative county
budgets) for fiscal year
2005/2006.
Any person deciding to appeal any
decision made by the board with
respect to any matter considered at
such meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, he or she must ensure
that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record
shall include the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to
be based.
John W. Abney, Sr.
Chairman Board of County Commis-
sioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County
Commissioners
80622 ON 8/30/2005


Okeechohee County Schoo Board Meeting and Workshop
The September meeting of the Okeechobee County School Board will be held on
Tuesday, September 6, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Adminis-
trative Office at 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, for the purpose of conducting the second
public hearing and adoption of proposed millage rates and proposed budget for
2005-06. There will be no meeting on September 13 as previously scheduled.
Prior to the School Board Meeting on September 6, the School Board will meet in
workshop session at 5:00 p.m. in Room 303, same location, to hear information
regarding growth projections. Both meetings are open to the public.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
75577 ON 8/23,30/05


Community Events


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 pre-
sented by the Central Florida Employment Council and Workforce Cen-
tral Florida. Admission and parking are free. The Governor's Job Fair is
expected to draw over 140 employers offering job openings in all types
of Central Florida industries. To pre-register, go online to DFEC.org. For
more information, call (407) 834-4022.
Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a yard sale Sept. 9 and 10 from 8
a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at the air conditioned Hospice of
Okeechobee Volunteer House at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third
Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.
Barnyard Buddies plan meeting
The Barnyard Buddies is a small animal noncompetitive 4-H club for
children five to 18 years old. Members learn how to select and care for
small animals, including rabbits, poultry, dogs, cats, fish, snakes, ger-

bils and hamsters. The club members are not required to sell their ani-
mrals, but do show them at county events. The members also take field
trips, do community service and take part in most 4-H functions. Meet-
ings are usually held the second Saturday of each month from 10a.m.
until noon. The first meeting of this year will be Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10
a.m. at the County 4-H Extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N. At this meeting
the Buddies will be electing officers, planning their year and discussing
small animals. Everyone who would like to be part of the Barnyard
Buddies is invited. New members can join at the meeting or by signing
up at the Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday through Fri-
day, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension
office at (863) 763-6469.

AARP driver safety course planned
An AARP driver's safety course will be held Sept. 10 and 17 at 307
N.W Fifth St. from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Registration is at 8 a.m. on
Sept. 10. Tuition for the class is $10 and must be paid by check. These
classes are four hours each day and total one eight-hour class. You do
not need to be a member of AARP to attend. This class is for seniors
aged 50 and over. For information, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan .at (863) 763-
0351.


Children's Ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will begin their week-
ly yard sales on Sept. 15 and 16. The yard sales help support the chil-
dren. The yard sales will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Usable dona-
tions are always accepted. Donated items should be taken to the ranch
since pick-up service is not available. For information, call Rosie (863)
763-4242.

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

OFC advisory council to form
The Okeechobee Freshman Campus will hold their organizational
School Advisory Council meeting Monday, Sept. 29, at 2 p,m. in the
Freshman Campus auditorium, 610 S.W. Second Ave. During this meet-
ing, membership and officers will be elected for the 2005-06 school
year. All parents are invited. For information, call Toni Wiersma, princi-
pal, at (863) 462-5288.

Bake sale funds youth facility
The Okeechobee Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., will
hold a bake sale that includes and encourages county-wide participa-
tion in ordering cakes, fudge, puddings, etc. Proceeds from the-sale will
help finance the beginning of a new youth facility. Order forms have
been placed at different businesses so that the church can fill the
orders. For information, call (863) 763-7227 or (863) 763-4654. Orders
will be taken until the end of September.


Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale sponsored
by Xi Nu.Sigma, the Avon.Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is sched-
uled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Proceeds
from this fundraiser are used throughout the year for community
projects. Past proceeds have been used to purchase canned goods
and blankets for the Sun Room, Avon Park Church Service Center,
scholarships and donations to the juvenile diabetes fund. Vendor
applications are now being accepted. Contact Linda Dalke, 1608
Booth Drive, in Sebring; or, call Lynn Cloud at (863) 382-4487 or
(863) 381-5680.

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

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

Hammock State Park hosts festival
Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring will hold their 20th
Annual Civilian Conservation Corps Festival Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m. There will be an antique car show, arts and craft vendors, live
music, kids activities, tram ride, hayrides, CCC Alumni Reunion, a
cracker cowboy poet, pony rides, living history re-enactments and
more! Park admission is $4 per carload (up to eight people). Arts and
crafts vendors are needed. The participation fee is $10.70 for the
entire day. Contact Dorothy L. Harris at (863) 634-7695; or, by e-mail
at dorothy.l.harris@dep.state.fl.us for information or to request a
vendor packet. Interested food vendors should contact Nancy Davis
of the Hammock Inn directly at (863) 385-7025.


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