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Vol. 96 No. 243



Inside

Rotary Club
honors Burdeshaw
A general assembly meet-
ing was the order of business
for Rotary Club members this
week.
Club president Lonnie
Kirsch discussed several
issues with the group includ-
ing a new club dues schedule
to include an additional $25
per quarter for the Rotary
Club Foundation Fund.
Club members also dis-
cussed upcoming fundraising
efforts at Flagler Park for the
Labor Day weekend festivi-
ties. Volunteers from Rotary
Club will be manning barbe-
cue grills starting at 9 a.m. and
will be serving hotdogs and
hamburgers on all days of the
holiday weekend.
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Don Norton (left) of Franklinton, La., sought refuge with his son Jon Norton (right) of
Okeechobee just hours before Hurricane Katrina blew through Louisiana Monday.

Louisiana family flees to Okeechobee


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Don Norton arrived in
Okeechobee with his wife
Donna and mother-in-law
Mary Smith, just as Hurricane
Katrina hammered his home
state of Louisiana. Mr. Norton
lives in the small town of
Franklinton; in Washington
Parish, just 62 miles from New
Orleans.
"I'm glad we got out when
we did," stated Don. "But, I'm
really worried about my home,
cats and friends. My house is a
60- to 70-year -old wood'frame
home with a tin roof."
Don explained that by the
time they realized that Hurri-
cane Katrina was actually tak-
ing aim at New Orleans, it was
too late to make many plans.
"One of the reasons it is so
devastating is that when it
formed and headed toward us,
there was no time left for a lot
of preparations," explained.
Don. "We knew we were in for
trouble. When the storm first
hit Florida my normally quiet


cats went ballistic. Their
behavior was very abnormal.
Then they seemed to settle
down.
"But, as the storm came
toward us, they started going
crazy again. When that hap-
pened, I told my wife that we
better get ready because it's
going to hit us," he said.
Mr. Norton packed up his
wife, mother-in-law and three
dogs in his Pontiac Montana
mini-van and headed toward
Okeechobee after receiving a
phone call from his son Jon.
"I kept watching the weath-
er and finally called and told
my dad to get out of there and
come to Okeechobee," said
Jon. "You have to understand
that New Orleans has a lot of
very poor people living there.
They also have the mindset
that nothing bad will happen
to them. They simply state 'it
will go around us. We'll pray
and it will leave us alone'. New
Orleans is also below sea level.
When I lived in the French
Quarter, our area routinely
flooded whenever we had a


good rain," stated Jon.
"We left early Sunday. It is
usually a 12-hour drive, but
because of the traffic jams it
took us 24 hours to get to
Okeechobee. I averaged eight
miles an hour from Covington
to Mobile and then 15 miles an
hour from Mobile to Pensaco-
la," said Mr. Norton.
"I have no idea what will be
left. We've been going to move
out of Louisiana for six years. I
guess it's time," said Don.
Hurricane Katrina was a
category 3 storm when it made
landfall early Monday morning
near the Louisiana bayou town
of Buras with 145 mph winds
and, heavy rains. Buras is just
east of New Orleans.
Katrina maintained her hur-
ricane strength winds well into
the interior of Mississippi.
Tuesday afternoon it was
downgraded to a tropical
depression and was near
Clarksville, Tenn.
As of newspaper deadline,
there was no word about the
condition of the Norton home
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Ministry aids battered women


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There is a lighthouse in Okee-
chobee not a physical light-
house that shines a light out over
the water, but a spiritual light-
house that shines God's love to
women who are being battered
by the storms of life.
The Lighthouse Refuge is an
incorporated, not-for-profit, faith
based organization that helps
battered and homeless women.
"God gave me a heart for
these women," said founder and
director Donna Dean. Her hus-
band Reverend Larry Dean
served as a pastor for 15 years.
As a pastor's wife Mrs. Dean
was involved in helping the
homeless and abused. Mrs.
Dean, a graduate of Ridley-Low-
ell Secretarial School and what is
now known as Davis College,
was working at a short-term shel-
ter in 1999 when she saw the.
need for a long-term residence
center.


"My husband is 100 percent
behind me," she said.
Her husband has back prob-
lems but still preaches occasion-
ally.
The clients who come to the
Lighthouse have to commit to at
least three months. The program
can last from three, months to a
year, depending on the condition
of the individual client.
Women who come to the
Lighthouse are offered Christian
counseling, Bible studies, educa-
tional skills including GED and
college homemaking skills,
jobs training in connection with
One Stop Career Center and
recreation such as basketball,
bowling, biking and swimming.
Co-director Anna Prevatt said
the program is "very structured."
"God has done so much in
here with these women's lives,
it's unbelievable," said Mr. Dean,
whose favorite verse is," With
God all things are possible."
Unlike the better-known
Martha's House, the Lighthouse


does not have facilities for chil-
dren and they do not have the
security issues that Martha's
House does.
They have a volunteer staff of
seven. One volunteer teaches
cooking and homemaking skills.
Another volunteer helps the
clients with their finances.
Those who are able to work
are encouraged to get a job and
contribute to the operation of the
Lighthouse.
Clients are referred to the
Lighthouse by churches, by Big
Lake Missions Outreach, by First
Baptist Mission House and by
friends and family. Mrs. Dean also
comes in contact with prospec-
tive clients through her cosmetics
business.
Mrs. Dean screens the.
prospective clients. One of the
requirements is they want to be
helped.
"Their self-sacrifice and will-
ingness to give is an example of
See Ministry Page 2


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Donna Dean (left) is founder and director of the Lighthouse
Refuge, a residence facility for battered and homeless women.
Anna Prevatt (right) is co director.


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News Briefs Rotary Club honors John Ed Burdeshaw


Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesdi
OKEECHOBEE The
rural housing service, can
loan up to $141,000 for ho
mortgages for very low an
income applicants.
For prequalification fo
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to r
your seat for one of our homr
classes.
Classes are held on W
days, starting at 9 a.m.

GCSO, FDOT to
hold checkpoints
MOORE HAVEN The
County Sheriff's Office (G
along with the Florida Depa
,of Transportation (FDOT),m
conducting safety check
throughout Glades County o
7.
The checkpoints are being
in response to numerous
plaints of commercial motor
cles speeding through -
County with uncovered load
unsafe equipment.
Glades County Sheriff
Whiddon asks motorists to
slow down anytime they see
enforcement officer conduct
traffic stop. The sheriff also s
department will be staging
types of checkpoints on a
regular basis.


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By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News


UU, A general assembly meeting
Snow was the order of business for
housing Rotary Club members this week.
d low- Club president Lonnie Kirsch
discussed several issues with the
)r this group including a new club dues
reserve schedule to include an additional
ebuyer $25 per quarter for the Rotary
Club Foundation Fund.
ednes- Club members also discussed
upcoming fundraising efforts at
Flagler Park for the Labor Day
weekend festivities. Volunteers
from Rotary Club will be manning
barbecue grills starting at 9 a.m.
Glades and will be serving hotdogs and
iCSO), hamburgers on all days of the hol-
rtment iday weekend. Rotary Club mem-
will be bers are requested to volunteer to
points help with the activity which will
n Sept. help to raise funds for the Rotary
Club Foundation Scholarship
ig held Fund.
com- Mrs. Kirsch also reported to
)r vehi- club members that Rotary Camp
Glades in Brandon a camp for children
ds and and groups with illnesses and
special needs served the needs
Stuart of many groups over the summer
please months. Some of the groups who
a law benefited from the camp were
acting a The Muscular Dystrophy Associa-
said his tion, Shriner's Hospital, The Flori-
i these da Diabetes Camp, MacDill Air
more Force Base Retirees and The Asth-
ma and Allergy Camp.
The club president announced
that Sept. 8 is literacy day. To com-
memorate literacy day, the local
Rotary Club will purchase 500
dictionaries for third grade stu-
dents in the local area.
She urged club members to
contact local elementary schools
and make plans to read to a child
on Thursday, Sept. 8. Proceeds
from the annual Bike Rally drink
sales will continue to fund the dic-
tionaries for local school children
program.
-. Mrs. Kirsch made several pre-


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Rotary Club President Lonnie Kirsch (left) presented long-
time Rotarian John Ed Burdeshaw (right) with The Paul Har-
ris Fellowship Award at the weekly Rotary Club meeting. Mr.
Burdeshaw has been an active member of Rotary Club for
nearly 50 years.


sentations for Rotary Club service
awards. The first was to club
member Mike Costopoulos for his
weekly delivery of the Rotary
Minute and keeping club mem-
bers informed of historic
moments and facts about Rotary
Club.
Former club president Kristy
Crawford also received a thank
you token from the club for her
dedication to club service during
the last fiscal year.
Last but not least, Mrs. Kirsch
made a presentation of the Paul
Harris Fellowship Award to
Rotary Club member John Ed
Burdeshaw. Mr. Burdeshaw has
been an active Rotary Club mem-
ber for nearly a half century.
Mrs. Kirsch made the presenta-
tion explaining that the Paul Har-
ris Fellowship is named for Paul
Harris, who founded Rotary with
three business associates in
Chicago in 1905.
The Fellowship was estab-


lished in his honor in 1957 to
express appreciation for a contri-
bution of $1,000 to the humani-
tarian and educational programs
of The Rotary Foundation. Those
programs include an array of proj-
ects that save and invigorate the
lives of people around the world
and enhance international friend-
ship and understanding.
She went on to explain that
foundation programs provide
educational opportunities, food,
water, health care, immuniza-


Rotary Club current president, Lonnie Kirsch (left) presented
former club president, Kristy Crawford (right) with a thank
you from Rotary Club for her dedication and hard work as
club president for the last fiscal year.


tions and shelter for millions of
persons. These activities are fund-
ed, implemented and managed
by Rotarians and Rotary Clubs
around the world. Rotarians also
designate a Paul Harris Fellow to
recognize another person whose
life demonstrates a shared pur-
pose with the objectives and mis-
sion of the Rotary Foundation.
"We move closer to a more
peaceful world today as we name
John Ed Burdeshaw as a Paul Har-
ris Fellow," said Mrs. Kirsch.
In other Rotary Club business:
Rotary Minute: Mike


Costopoulos told club members
that the first Rotary Club formed
in Florida was in Jacksonville.
That particular club was the 41st
club to be formed. The first inter-
national club to be formed was in
Winnipeg, Canada, and the 100th
club formed was in Phoenix, Ariz.
Rotary Club members were
reminded about the upcoming
Rotary Club District Conference to
be held Oct. 14-16.
Rotary Club meetings are held
every Tuesday at noon at the
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S.
Parrott Ave.


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"- Ministry
Continued From Page i
-" Christ's love and compassion,"
Reverend Sam Vuleta of Chariots of
Fire Ministry said of the Deans.
*" "Their unique way of ministering
has helped change one life at a
time. I can't think of two more
devoted to their calling and mis-
sion."
Currently the Lighthouse shel-
* ters one or two clients at a time.
They are hoping for a larger facility
in which to house six clients. Mrs.
Dean said they had a larger build-
ing donated to them before the
hurricanes. However, it was badly
damaged by the storms and the
owner did not want them to use it.
*" The Lighthouse has been in


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operation since 2003. They exist
solely on individual donations,
except for one church, which helps
supports them. The ministry is gov-
erned by a six-member board of
directors, is completely independ-
ent and does not receive any type
of grant or government funds.
Mrs. Dean also does telephone
counseling with clients in different
states.
She keeps in touch with clients
who complete the program and so
far, she said there have been none
who needed to come back into the
program.
One former client is now a pub-
lisher.
Anyone wishing more informa-
tion can write to P.O Box 2573,
Okeechobee, FL., 34973; or, call
(863) 375-2106.


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Teachers and staff welcome students


First grade
Welcome back to school, First
Graders. We have wonderful stu-
dents this year. In math we have
reviewed numbers and we are
now doing addition. The children
enjoy all the books
they are getting at
our school library.
Remember to
send them back -
so others can .
check them out.
Read with your child each day.
Happy Birthday to our August
birthday students: Melissa Rosali-
no, Kimberly Allen, Candace
McGlamory, Justin Vinson, Gio-
vanni Gamez, Raylee Coleman,
Vivianna Cisneros, Sheryl Altman,
Jaycee Harris, Kailee Alvarado,
Collin Moran, Leonardo Macedo,
McKayla Skinner, and Alicia
Rodriguez. Students of the Week
are: Jesse Mond,_ Kiara Shreves,
Alix Blankenship, Brittany Can-
non, Raylee Coleman, David
Bucio, Noemy Gomez, Sheryl Alt-
man, Mackenzie Mackin, Alyssa
Bessenbacher.
Second grade
Second Grade welcomes three
new teachers to our team this
year. We welcome Rebekah Pre-
vatt, Joseph Stanley, and Anita
Stephens to our school.


Second graders are learning
about the Rainforest all through
August. They have enjoyed learn-
ing about the many animals of the
Rainforest. They have learned
about animals such as sloths,
pythons, monkeys, frogs, and
bats.

Fourth grade
The 4th graders are working
hard and are enjoying their first
week of school. You can see poet-
ry in the hallway, self-portraits
guarding the walls, and many stu-
dents working hard when you
peek in the window of the doors.
Mr. Goff and Mrs. Pritchard would
like to welcome Mr. Johnson, Ms.
Stach, and Mrs. DeSarro to the 4th
grade team. We are getting to
know each of them and we are
glad they choose Central Elemen-
tary to begin or continue their
careers. Ms. Stach is from the
Chicago area, Mrs. DeSarro is
from North Carolina, and Mr.
Johnson is from South Dakota.
Welcome.
The 4th graders worked on
learning procedures in their class-
rooms, schedules, and finding out
the best way to pack up quickly at
the end of the day. Our day is long,
students are encouraged to bring
a healthy snack for recess at 10:45
as lunch does not start until 1 p.m.


Community Events

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library,
206 S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word process-
ing sills will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navi-
gate the internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact
the Okeechobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.
Children's Services Council aids families
Okeechobee County Children's Services Council has
announced that with the donation of funds from Everglades Ele-
mentary School, which were matched by the council, 14 families
with 48 children were helped. The families faced a great deal of
destruction during the hurricanes. Many of the children lost all of
their clothing and toys because the roofs of their homes were torn
off by the heavy winds. The council also received funds from an
anonymous donor and Seminole Eleinentary School donated a
check that they received from children in Minnesota. The addi-
tional monies granted several families assistance after the original
funds were depleted. Thanks to all the assistance from the chil-
dren and families of Okeechobee. Other families who still
requested assistance were referred to the Red Cross.
School readiness programs offered
'Please call /(866) 273-6340 to begin the eligibility process in
receiving reduced,fee childcare/preschool, including school-
based and Head Starto 'Yo'm"ay also get information at this num-
ber regarding just what early learning programs are available in
Okeechobee County. Manychildren are currently being enrolled
in school readiness programs.


Obituaries


Dale Allen Williamson
Dale Allen Williamson, age 56,
of Okeechobee, died Monday,
Aug. 29, 2005 at J.F.K. Medical
Center in ,-
Atlantis. He

was born Oct.
27, 1948 in For-
rest City, Ark.
He was for-
merly of

Ark. and had
been a resident
of Okeechobee Dale Allen
since 1987. He Williamson
was a member
of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints and enjoyed
sports, fishing, hunting, camping
and music.
He was preceded in death by
his brother, ,-Ronnie Eugene
Williamson of Osceola, Ark.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of 17 years, Miriam Kekawa
Williamson of Okeechobee; sons,
Tim (Gail) Edwards of Kentucky,
Todd (Deana) Edwards of
Arkansas, Kalani (Angela) Karrat-
ti of Okeechobee; daughter, Mar-
garet (Pete) Contreras of
Hanceville, Ala., Mim Karratti of
Honolulu, Hawaii, Maggie Karrat-
ti of Maui, Hawaii; brother, Ed
(Shirlee) Williamson of Kansas*
City, Mo.; sister, Cynthia (Steve)
Hill of Okeechobee; 17 grandchil-
dren and numerous nieces and
nephews.
Visitation will be conducted at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat-
ter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St.


on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 1 p.m.,
until the funeral service at 3 p.m.
President Robert R. Massey will
officiate.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
William Richard
Koether
William Richard Koether, age
79, of Okeechobee, died Monday,
Aug. 29, 2005, at Lawnwood
Regional Medical Center in Fort
Pierce. He was born July 22, 1926
in Torrington,. Conn. He had been
a resident of Okeechobee for 16
years. He served in the U.S. Navy
and was a member of Resurrec-
tion Life Church and enjoyed fish-
ing and woodworking.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of 56 years, Doris Koether of
Okeechobee; son, Bruce Koether
of Melbourne;. daughter, Terry
(Cullen) Toole of Palm Bay; five
grandchildren and six great-
grandchildren.
A memorial service will .be
conducted at the Resurrection
Life Church, 1803 S.W.Third Ave.
on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 10 a.m.
witti Pastor Dave San Martin offici-
ating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Resurrection Life Church, 1803
S.W. Third Ave. Okeechobee, Fla.
34974.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


And, our specials are at the end of
the day as well.
If you need to contact anyone
of us, please call the school and
leave a message we are eager to
meet all of our parents. Have a
great year!
In Mrs. Pritchard's class, the
students are getting a refresher
course on our writing process.
We have made models and visu-
als of five paragraph writing, and
will look at narratives next week.
In math, we are working on place
value and reading really big num-
bers. In science, we are starting at
the beginning of the book. Stu-
dents should be able to tell you
exactly what we are doing. I hope
so anyway! Call me if you have
any questions, my phone number
is in the book. Congratulations to
Chelsea Wharin and Meshele
Vasquez our first Students of the
Week!
Mr. Goff would like to wel-
come all of his fourth graders to
another fun filled year at Central
Elementary. We have had a fun
first few days together. We are
already hard at work in all of our
subjects already. In math we have
finished up chapter one on place
value. We learned how to write
numbers into the millions place.
We also learned how to write
numbers in standard form, word
form, and expanded form. In


social studies we are enjoying our
Florida Studies Weekly newspa-
pers. We learned all about the dif-
ferent state symbols and about
manatees. In science we finished
up our chapter on classification.
We learned about the five king-
doms and how plants and ani-
mals are classified into their
genus and species. In writing we
are working on reviewing what
goes into a narrative and an
expository writing. I would like to
congratulate our first Student of
the Week, Joey Bunker.
Mr. Bodenmiller's class is very
happy to be starting what appears
to be another exciting school
year. The students were also quite
eager to share their summer vaca-
tion experiences with the rest of
the class. In language arts we
began with synonyms and
antonyms, types of sentences,
and decoding strategies. The stu-
dents voted .-and decided that
"Dinosaurs Before Dark" should
be our first classroom novel and
seemed exceedingly satisfied with
their choice. Currently in mathe-
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value and bench marks, while we
are reviewing matter and its vari-
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Theft, N.W. Third St.
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Aug.27
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Missing juvenile/recovery, S.E.
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Burglary, U.S. 441 N.
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GAS PRICES: Gas prices will be going up more with the impact Hur-
ricane Katrina will have on Louisiana a state that produces 25 per-
cent of our domestic output according to a recent statement by the
mayor of New Orleans. But despite things that can happen outside of
our control, it is interesting to note how little President Bush has done.
Yes, they did pass a new energy bill in Washington but oil companies
were guaranteed tax breaks. Oil companies are making record profits,
according to experts, and our president gives them tax breaks? Essen-,
tially we are giving them our money twice over. It is important to
remember Bush's close relationship with all involved domestic oil
producers and the Saudi royal family. The next time those of you who
voted for Bush go to the gas pumps I hope you remember just what
your president did for you.

NOTHING TO DO: Our children finally have things to do but are not
able. Children were at the skate park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, waiting to
skate. They waited from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and no one ever came. We
called and they said that they would be there, but no one ever came.
So what does Okeechobee want us to do with our children? What is
there for our children to do, if no one wants to help out and make it
happen for our kids?

FISH KILL: What is being done to find out why the south Rim Canal
is full of dead fish?
(Editor's Note: Unfortunately, fish kills such as this in the Rim
Canal happens every summer. The kill is being blamed on a lack of.
dissolved oxygen in the water. Usually fish will sense this and leave
the area. However, there are some that get caught in this oxygen-
depleted water and die.)

I'M NO TEACHER, BUT: I do have a college education and a very
good job I just need to put away money for my children's education
and a little more for our living expenses. I also take CEU classes and
am not reimbursed by my employer, but teachers have a job that does
not include weekends, which they could work part time somewhere,
and I am sure I have not seen a teacher in her classroom after 8 p.m. at
night. I would not want to be a teacher, but when you go into a profes-
sion you do your research to find out what you will make.

FEMAFUNDS: From inaction central, the people in Miami-Dade will
get their FEMA funds. They are veteran pros at going about it. Just
check out the welfare office down there.

HAULING IT AWAY: The 72-hour push is set to begin in Miami
where approximately 80,000 cubic yards will be hauled at $8/cy =
$640,000 of FEMA money to be distributed again to the ungrateful
from last year! Lucky them, they should have to foot the bill this year
since they got it last year for no reason.

REGISTER THEM ALL: Here we go again, the politicians are out
there trying to get votes by showing they are tough on crime, when
they really aren't. This bit about registering the sex offenders is a big
waste of time because it is not going to stop anybody. Why aren't they
registering the others the drug addicts, the alcoholics that can go
out and drive and kill kids. They can kill entire families. I think some-
thing needs to be done about that. Let's just not stop at sex offenders,
let's register everybody.


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Community Events

Healthy Start group to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at
575 S.W. 28th St. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is part of
a statewide network of coalitions responsible for planning and
implementing services for pregnant women and infants. For infor-
mation, contact Executive Director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.


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
Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The center will
also be open Friday, Sept. 9, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will
then be open every Wednesday and Friday. Please call ahead one
day to reserve any specific equipment you may need. For infor-
mation 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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Looking Back...
This photo'was taken just east of Parrott Avenue about 1930. It is a view of the new homes along S.E. Third St. Notice
the FFC railroad tracks that went through Okeechobee at that time. This photo also appears in the web pages at
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Upcoming Events


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 discus-
sion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets in the New Horizon build-
ing, 1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. (behind the
Brahman Theatre). 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, 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 Wednesday's 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 Shirlean Graham at
(863) 763-2893.

Thursday

Tantle 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 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.
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
fellowship 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 Thurs-
day 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. Representa-
tives 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 care-
givers, 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 available for your loved one while
you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407
N.W. Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at
(863) 763-4524.
Ongoing .Caregiver Support GroupHospice 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; Sun-
day, 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 registra-
tions. For information, 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 I 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 Sat-
urday, 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/Habitat for Humanity car bank. The sticker on the box
reads: Tony Stewart, .#20 Home Depot, 1999 Pontiac, Limited
Edition Adult Collectible 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. 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'
The 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.


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. ,


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The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this club
is to promote pride, respect, spirit
and unity among the O.H.S. players
and student body, staff, coaches,
families and the business commu-
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Reserved seats entitle the holder
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football games. The cost of the
reserved seats is $40 per seat.
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Soccer sign ups
will end Friday
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Department's Yobuth Soccer League-
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a.m. until p.m.
Sign-ups \vill end Friday, Sept. 2..
All sign-ups will be held at the'
recreation department office, 309
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copy of their child's birth certificate
at the timn6 of registration. The
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The Chamber of: Commerce is
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Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Bits and Spurs Club members who received awards at the Annual Banquet included (pic-
tured) Taylor Lowe, Christina Talley, Megan Mullin, Rachel Muros, Sarah Anderson, Lane
Whitehead, Kayla Davis and (not pictured) Maci Culligan and LaRanda Southerland.

Bits & Spurs 4-H club plans


Okeechobee County 4-H Bits
& Spurs Horse Club members
were among those honored at
the Annual 4-H Banquet on
August 27 at Okeechobee High
School.
Club officers for the 2004-
2005 year were: President Maci
Culligan, Vice President Logan
Perry, Secretary Kayla Davis,
Treasurer Rachel Muros,
Reporter Christina Talley and
Chaplain Megan Mullin.
Awards for 100 percent club
attendance went to Taylor


Lowe, Rachel Muros and Christi-
na Talley.
Horse project awards went to
Sarah Anderson, Maci Culligan,
Taylor Lowe, Megan Mullin,
Rachel Muros, LaRanda
Southerland, Christina Talley
and Lane Whitehead.
Club leaders are D.R. and
Paula Daniel.
Bits & Spurs is planning
another eventful year, including
trail rides, horsemanship clinics,
roping clinics, flag and drill team


presentations, community serv-
ice activities and fundraisers.
Club members must comply
with the 4-H safety regulations
and wear a helmet when on
horseback.
The club's first meeting will
be on Monday, Sept. 12, at 6:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Extension Office on U.S. High-,
way 98. For more information,
or enrollment forms, contact the
Okeechobee County Extension
Office at 763-6469.


will be Sept. 12
The 4-H Camera Club meets
on the second Monday of each
month at the studio of Photog-
raphy by Bobbi. Members need
a 35mm camera. Field trips
planned for this year include
Butterfly World, Fort Pierce
Beach, Platt's Bluff and Botani-
cal Gardens..
Members learn to find sub-
jects, focus, take photos, devel-
op film, arrange and display
work. Members also learn com-
puter design skills and how to
print post cards and license tags.
For more information, con-
tact club leader Bobbi Pool at
467-2614. The first meeting will
be Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m.
At the Aug. 26 Okeechobee
County 4-H Awards Banquet,
Jonathon Peaden received 100'
Percent Attendance. and the
Way to Go Award.


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Horsemanship Program.
Club members were among
those who received awards at the
2004-2005 Okeechobee County 4-
H Awards Banquet on Aug. 26 at
Okeechobee High School.
Officers were: President Sarah.
Weaver, Vice President Josie Wal-
lace, Secretary Jennifer Maddox,
Treasurer Aubrey Robertson,
Reporter Wesley Mims, Chaplain
Carly Enfinger and.Parliamentarian
Carlie Lanie.
Carly Enfinger and Wesley Mims
received 100 percent Attendance
Awards.


Horse Project Awards went to
Carly Enfinger, Brianna French,
Carlie Lanie, Wesley Mims, Aubrey
Robertson, Josie Wallace and Katie
Wallace.
The club requires each member
to purchase the Parelli home study
program packages, including
equipment. The home study pro-
gram can be enhanced by private
and group lessons by certified
instructors, weekend workshops
and longer term study programs.
In -addition to study nights,
horse clinics, fun days and trail
rides, the club plans to travel to see
Pat and Linda Parelli when they
schedule a tour to a convenient


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Carly Enfinger and Wesley Mims were among the Savvy Sad-
dles Club members who took honors at the annual 4-H
Awards Banquet on Aug. 27.


Florida location.
Renee Mims is the club leader.
The first meeting will be Tuesday,
Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Okee-


chobee County Extension Office. 5vW Mr or 753-6905
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age of eight to 18 learn how to 1H. '. ,,o70o .-ap3 7
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hard work pays off at the Okee-
chobee Youth Livestock Show
where most of these youth show
their hogs and auction them off.
Some club members also have
steer, beef breeding or small ani-
mal projects.
This club is a great way to learn
responsibility for another living
creature.
The 2004-2005 Bacon Bunch
officers were: Senior President
Ashley Goggans; Junior President
Shiloh Anuez; Senior Vice Presi-
dent Rebecca Barnes; Junior Vice
President Shyanne Prescott; Senior
Secretary Brooke Stokes; Junior
Secretary Allyson Matthews; Senior
Treasurer Jared Prescott; Junior
Treasurer Nikki Stratton; Senior
Reporter Ashley Childers; Junior
Reporter Carly Enfinger; Senior
Chaplain Cory York; Junior Chap-
lain Amanda Harrison; Senior
Sergeant at Arms Mike Wise;
Junior Sergeant at Arms Randi
Barnes.
Taking special awards for the
2004-2005 project year were top
swine producer Amanda Goggans
and Rookies of the Year Marisa
Angle and Sarah Davis. Ashley Gog-
gans received the Steer Award.
Cam Davis received the Beef
Breeding Award. Amanda Harrison
received the Small Animal Award.
Top Record Keeping Awards
went to Shiloh Anuez, Randi
Barnes, Ricki Barnes, Amanda Har-
rison and Amanda Goggans.
Making the Best Better Awards
went to: Randi Barnes, Marisa


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Members of the Bacon Bunch were among the 4-Hers honored at the 2004-2005 Awards Ban-
quet on Aug. 27 at Okeechobee High School.


Angle, Rebecca Barnes, Nikki Strat-
ton, Jared Prescott, John Conner,
Sarah Davis, Allyson Matthews,
Meghan Thomas, Ricky Barnes,
Shiloh Anuez, Amanda Goggans,
Cutter Davis, Carly Enfinger, Jessica
Brantley, Ashley Goggans, Savanah
Neese, and Shyanne Prescott.
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Achiever was Amanda Harrison.
Bacon Bunch Beef Breeding
Achievers were Cam Davis, Aman-
da Goggans and Sarah Strenth.'
Bacon Bunch Steer Achievers
were Ashley Goggans, Jo Beth
Wilkerson, Ricky Barnes and
Jared Prescott.
Bacon Bunch Swine Achievers
were: Randi Barnes, Shiloh
Anuez, Sarah Davis, Rebecca
Barnes, Allyson Matthews, Nikki
Stratton, John Conner, Jessica
Brantly, Ashley Perry, Damon
Heater, Brandon McKee, Jeremy
Strenth, Bobby Jo Haberlandt,
Dustin Stokes, Amanda Goggans,
Macho Sherwood, Cutter Davis,
Meaghan Thomas, Christy Perry,
Marisa Angle, Chelsey Perry,
Brooke Snyder, Savanah Neese
and Kaysie Vick.
Club members honored for
100 percent attendance were
Shiloh Anuez, Jeremy Strenth,
Ashley Goggans, Amanda Gog-


gans, Randi Barnes, Meaghan
Thomas, Jarred Prescott, Jessica
Jarriel, Brooke Smyder, Shyanne
Prescott and Justin Jarriel.
The club is getting ready to start
their 2005-2006 project year. Those
who wish to show steers must be
enrolled in 4-H before the weigh-in
on Sept. 10. The weigh-in will be
from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Livestock Market.


The club's first meeting is set
for Sept. 13.
Roxanne Barnes is the club's
leader.
For enrollment forms or more
information, contact the Extension
Office at 763-6469.
Editor's Note: For more cover-
age of the 4-H awards banquet,
see upcoming editions of the
"Okeechobee News."


Beef N' Bacon Raisers

4-Hers take honors


The 4-H Beef N' Bacon
Raisers were among those
honored at the Okeechobee
County 4-H Annual Awards
Dinner on August 27.
The 2004-2005 club officers
were: President Amanda
White, Vice President Janna
Mullis; Secretary Kara Bailey,
Treasurer Tyler Hayes, Reporter
Brianna Duffy, and Historians
Kristi Butts and Mark Weir.
Awards for 100 percent-
attendance went to Kara Bai-
ley, Leanna Deloney, Tyler


Hayes, Holly Hayes, Codi
Mars, Janna Mullis, Amanda
White and Justin White.
Beef Awards went to Nat
Stratton and Dalton Boney.
Swine Awards went to
Drew Selvey and Kristi Butts.
The club will meet on Sept.
1, at 6:30 at the Okeechobee
County Extension Office on
U.S. 98. Steer weigh-in is Sat-
urday, Sept. 10. Enrollment
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400 compete in science competition


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
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sign announced the fundraising carwash at Palm Dale
Oil to benefit Joshua Matute who has Down's syndrome
and cannot walk or talk. Josh's aunt, Niki Salmon, put on
the fundraiser, funds from which will go toward the pur-
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Silver Spring, MD The
countdown to choosing the
nation's top young scientist
began as Discovery Communi-
cations announced the 400 mid-
dle school students from around
the country, including 43 from
Florida, selected as semifinalists
in the 2005 Discovery Channel
Young Scientist Challenge
(DCYSC). The DCYSC is the
nation's premier science contest
fo" students in grades 5-8. The
competition gives students the
opportunity to test their knowl-
edge and push their limits as
they explore the world of sci-
ence. Florida is the most-repre-
sented state in the competition,
with semifinalists hailing from
Altamonte Springs, Arcadia,
Beverly Hills, Boynton Beach,
Coral Springs, Dade City, Fort
Myers, Gainesville, Inverness,
Kissimmee, Lakeland, Malabar,
Melbourne, Middleburg, Mims,
Miramar, Niceville, Okeechobee,
Orlando, Palm Harbor, Ponte
Vedra, Saint Cloud, Satellite
Beach, Seminole, Stuart, Talla-
hassee, Tampa and Titusville.
"Discovery is proud to contin-
ue its tradition of supporting
.middle school education and
cultivating the next generation
of American scientists. These
students have the knowledge,
enthusiasm and imagination to
become the scientific trailblaz-
ers of tomorrow," said Judith A.
McHale, President and CEO, Dis-
covery Communications. "The
breadth of knowledge demon-
strated by the 400 semifinalists is
inspiring and sets an example
for anyone who wants to
explore the world around
them."
The full list of 400 semifinal-
ists, where they're from and the
titles of their winning entries can
be found at: http://www.discov-
ery.com/dcysc

The Semifinalists
The 400 semifinalists come
from 43 states, Puerto Rico and
the Virgin Islands and were
selected from a pool of 1,966 for-,
mal entries, initially chosen from
the over 75,000 students who
entered science fairs nation-
wide. The top states represented
are Florida and Texas with (43),
California (25), and Georgia,
Minnesota, 'and Pennsylvania
(15). The 400 semifinalists and
contenders for the title of "Amer-
ica's Top Young Scientist" are
split nearly evenly between girls
and boys.
The 400 projects selected to
advance to the semifinals run
the scientific gamut, from bio-
chemistry to physics, from zool-
ogy to health, and from mathe-
matics to engineering. Each of
the students submitted projects
that were innovative and imagi-
native, with a level of complexity
that might make the average
adult's head spin. These semifi-
nalists were also chosen for their
ability to effectively communi-
cate the reasoning and purpose
behind their projects.
"These students are primed
to conquer the challenges of sci-
ence and have the potential to
one day change our world
through their future discover-
ies," said Steve Jacobs, DCYSC
Head Judge.. "Even more


impressive, and a fundamental
part of our competition, is their
successTn explaining their work
to others, a prerequisite of scien-
tific leadership."
The countdown to choosing
America's top young scientist
continues next month, on Sept.
14, when the field of 400 semifi-
nalists is narrowed by the
DCYSC judges to the "Final 40."
These 40 finalists will travel to
Washington, D.C. Oct. 15-19,
where they will take part in the
DCYSC finalist competition at
the Cole Field House at the Uni-
versity of Maryland. The finalists
will compete in team-based,
interactive challenges, designed
around the theme of "Forces of
Nature." The young scientists
will have to use their scientific
know-how to find solutions to
some of Mother Nature's most
extreme challenges. The stu-
dents will compete for more
than $100,000 worth of scholar-
ships and special prizes, as well
as the title of "America's Top
Young Scientist."

About the
Competition
In 1999, Discovery created
the DCYSC to be a part of the
solution to America's chronic
underachievement in science
and math. The contest
responds to evidence that aca-
demic performance and inter-
est in science among American
students, declines dramatically
as students get older, particular-
ly during the middle school
years.
The DCYSC identifies and
honors America's top middle
school student who demon-
strates the best skills in leader-
ship, teamwork and scientific
problem solving. In addition,
the ability to be an effective sci-
ence communicator, a goal that
reflects Discovery's philosophy
that scientific knowledge is
most valuable when it is com-
municated and shared, is a key
component of the judging.
More than 9,500 children
have entered the DCYSC since
its inception. Winners have
received more than $500,000 in
scholarship awards, federal
government recognition and
participated in science-related
trips that have taken them to the
far cofters of the globe.
Discovery is pleased to have
Elmer's as DCYSC sponsor.
Elmer's has a proud tradition of
supporting education, including
Science. Elmer's believes Sci-
ence taught through Science
Fairs serves as a major benefit to
students, allowing students to
develop skills in problem solv-
ing, research, writing, public
speaking and time manage-
ment.
. Discovery Communications,
Inc. is the leading global real-
world media and entertainment
company. Discovery has grown
from its core property, the Dis-
covery Channel, first launched
in the United States in 1985, to
current global operations in
more than 160 countries and
territories with 1.3 billion cumu-
lative subscribers. PDCI's over 90
networks of distinctive pro-
gramming represent 25 network
entertainment brands including.


TLC, Animal Planet, Travel
Channel, Discovery Health
Channel, Discovery Kids, Dis-
covery Times Channel, The Sci-
ence Channel, Military Channel,
Discovery Home Channel, Dis-
covery en Espafiol, Discovery
Kids En Espafiol, Discovery HD
Theater, FitTV, Discovery Travel
& Living (Viajar y Vivir), Discov-
ery Home & Health and Discov-
ery Real Time. DCI's other prop-
erties consist of Discovery
Education and Discovery Com-
merce, which operates 120 Dis-
covery Channel Stores. DCI also
distributes BBC America in the
United States. DCI's ownership
consists of four shareholders:
Discovery Holding Company
.(NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB), Cox
Communications, Inc.,
Advance/Newhouse Communi-


cations and John S. Hendricks,
the Company's Founder and
Chairman.
Science Service administers
the DCYSC. Science Service is a
Washington, DC based non-
profit organization dedicated to
advancing the understanding
and appreciation of science
around the globe through publi-
cations, outreach, and educa-
tional programs. One of the
most respected organizations
advancing the cause of science,
Science Service has a sterling
reputation for producing high-
quality competitions on the
national and international level,
including the Intel Science Tal-
ent Search and the Intel Interna-
tional Science and Engineering
Fair, and for the publication of
Science News.


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Spotlight on Okeechobee


LOAA supports our troops
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association contributed $250 to the Clewiston VFW
Ladies Auxiliary's Support Our Troops project. Dennis Anderson is shown here pre-
senting LOAA's check to Brandi McConniel, secretary treasurer of the Ladies Auxiliary
and chair of Operation Support Our Troops along with Bill Atkinson, surgeon and can-
teen manager of the Clewiston VFW. The Support Our Troops project is collecting per-
sonal items, cards, and letters to send those currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The military personnel are in need of basic supplies. Some are away from home for the
first time and are lonely and homesick and a card and/or letter (especially from children)
will put a smile on their faces. Other soldiers are in hospitals recovering from wounds.
Items will be mailed monthly. For information on the project, contact Brandi at 983-9748
or Linda at 677-1482.


Wedding


Doug Powell and April Teagan


Doug

Powell

and April

Teagan

April Teagan and Doug Pow-
ell of Okeechobee were married
on Aug. 7, 2005, in Wasilla, Alas-
ka.
The bride is the daughter of
Fred and June Pearce of Buck-
head Ridge and the groom is the
son of the late Elmo and Adell
Powell of Fort Pierce.
The ceremony was held out-
side and officiated by Chief War-
rant Officer Walter Krzymowek
of Alaska.
The decorations consisted of
pink and white roses along the
tables. The wedding cake was
-decorated with roses and the
bride and groom on top of the
cake were ceramic dolls.
The couple honeymooned in
Alaska before returning to Okee-
chobee where they reside.
They are planning a reception
on.Sept. 10, from 11 a.m; until 4
p.m. at the Buckhead. Ridge
Community Center. All family
and friends are invited to attend.


Thank you
for your support
The Gun Owners of Okee-
chobee, Inc. announce the win-
ners of the Labor Day Festival,
Speckled Perch Festival and two
100-square shotgun give-away.
The winner.of the Labor Day ticket
give-away was Dennis Leavy of
Royal Palm Beach. Mr. Leavy gra-
ciously donated the prize back to
the Gun Owners of Okeechobee.
The winner of the Speckled Perch
ticket give-away was Randy Dowd.
Both won Ruger M-77 rifles.
The Speckled Perch 100 square
winner was Ed Hill, the second 100
square give-away was won by
Keith Pierce. Both won Remington
870 Wing Master shotguns.
As an educational and charita-
ble organization, .the Gun Owners
of Okeechobee supply all the
materials for the Eddie Eagle gun
safety program for all the schools
in Okeechobee, as well as annual
donations to: Martha's House,
Grad Night, the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Library, the Okeechobee School
Science Fair, the Gun Owners of
America, the Second Amendment
Foundation, and the NRA. The
Club has also sent donations to the
WWII Memorial Fund, the Ameri-
can Legion, the Okeechobee High
School Band, and numerous other
events and local charities.
The Gun Owners of Okee-
chobee, Inc. thanks everyone for
their support.
This year's Labor Day give-
away is for a Ruger M-77 and a
Remington 870 Wing Master.
The Sons of the American
Legion will also be holding a give-
away for a Winchester gun safe at,
the Labor Day Festival.
Club meetings are on the fourth
Thursday at 7 p.m., at the Ameri-
can Legion, Post 64. The public is
invited to attend.

Thankyou
The Okeechobee Main Street
organization would like to take this
opportunity to thank all of those
individuals who took time out of
their busy schedules to participate
in the interviews conducted by the
Okeechobee Main Street Resource
Team.
The team was comprised of
members from Florida Main Street,
The Bureau of Historic Preserva-
tion, and the Department of State.
The resource team spent three
days in Okeechobee conducting
site visits, interviewing property
owners, business owners and gov-
ernment officials.
As promised, the resource team
has completed its survey of the
community, documented its find-
ings and returned a 24 page report
to Okeechobee Main Street.
Although the document contains a
wide variety of topics one of the
most significant statements in the
report was contained in the intro-
duction portion of the report and it
was stated as: "While coastal-
growth is spreading towards Okee-
chobee and affecting its character,.
people increasingly value those
small town qualities that Okee-
chobee now finds threatened.


Births


Elijah

Howell

Duncan

Hal and Staci Duncan of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Elijah Howell Duncan. He was
born on July 15, 2005, at Jupiter
Medical Center in Jupiter. ,
'He weighed. 7-pounds, 13-
ounces and was' 20.5-inches
long at birth.
His maternal grandparents
are Terry and Joi Turbeville of
Okeechobee. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Bill and Sandra Duncan,
also of Okeechobee.
Elijah's great-grandparents
are: Lillie Mae Turbeville of


Elijah Howell Duncan
Canal Point, Thelma Crady of
Pahokee, Jean Duncan and Inez
Underhill, both of Okeechobee.


Brianna

Rose Schee
Brian Wayne and Jennifer Rose
Faircloth Schee of Okeechobee
are proud to announce the birth of
their daughter, Brianna Rose
Schee. She was born on May 25,
,2005, at Martin Memorial Medical
Center.
She weighed 7-pounds, 13-
ounces and was 20;25-inches long
at birth.
We waited so long for our little
bundle of joy we can't begin to tell
you how happy she has made us,
and how much she has changed
.our lives. Her name Brianna was
chosen to name her after her
father Brian and she has her moth-
er's middle name of Rose. She is a
perfect mixture of both of us.


Her maternal grandparents are
Carl and Susan Perdue of Okee-
chobee and paternal grandfather
is Presley Raymond Schee from
California.


The Resource Team felt that
now is a critical time in the ongoing
effort to preserve the core Main
Street district and the qualities and
values that it represents."
The team evaluated concerns
and made recommendations to
each of the four committees that
make up the infrastructure of
Okeechobee Main Street. The
committees are Organization, Pro-
motion, Economic Restructuring,
and Design.
With the length of the report it
would not be feasible to list each of
the findings and recommenda-
tions, but there are several loca-
tions where the report can be
accessed. The Department of State
website at www.dos.state.fl.us,


Okeechobee Main Street website
at
www.mainstreetokeechobee.com
, or a copy can be reviewed at the
Okeechobee Main Street Office at
111 N.E. Second St.
Once again Okeechobee Main
Street would like to thank those
who have taken the time to be
involved in the efforts of Main
Street, and those who have assist-
ed in the preservation and develop-
ment of Okeechobee so that the
old values and new visions can be
preserved. Anyone with questions,
comments, or concerns should
feel free to contact the Okee-
chobee Main Street Executive
Director Lydia Jean Williams at
(863) 357-MAIN.


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
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 Ill "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


Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811; or, Waste Man-
agement of Qkeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.

Red Cross
,needs instructors
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Instructor and teach others the
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with lifesaving training, including
CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Pre-
vention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross
at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and. assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are special-
ly trained and certified to investi-
gate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out inspec-
tions of facilities. Licensed social
workers, pharmacists, elder law
attorneys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. Call
Linda Slattefy at (772) 595-1385.

Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863)
467-0183.

Birth control for
animals is offered
Martin County A.B.C. Program
is available for Okeechobee resi-
dents. The rates to spay/neuter cats
and dogs are: female cat $15;,
male cat $10; female dog $25;
and male dog $25, Applications
may be picked up at the Pen-
nySaver, St. Vincent's, Salvation
Army or Animal Control. For infor-
mation, call (772) 283-4137 or
(772) 336-0339.

Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okeechobee
County Ordinance Sec. 10-111,
Vaccination against rabies required
and Okeechobee City Ordinance 4-
26, vaccinations. All dogs, cats and
ferrets 4 months and older must be
vaccinated once a year. by a
licensed veterinarian against rabies
with a United States Government
approved vaccine. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)
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Workers' Compensation Personal Injury
Social Security Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
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Striping Lettering Etc.
Office: 863-467*2399
Service Calls: 305*322*2207


Living Word
of Faith
1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
A First Century Full
Gospel Church
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Criminal Law
Bankruptcy Law
Immigration Law
200 S.W. 91h Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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Greg Gernat
24/7 365 Service
New Clients Welcome!
357-2888
588 NE 28th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
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"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98h St. Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
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357-2717
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Attorney
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-OLAW
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110 N.E. 5th St.
(863) 763-1994
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Title Insurance
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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
Central Florida. Admission and parking are free. The Governor's Job
Fair is expected to draw over 140 employers offering job openings in
all types of Central Florida industries. To pre-register, go online to
DFEC.org. For more information, call (407) 834-4022.

Shared Services Network meeting slated
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okee-
chobee County will meet Sept. 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the Okeechobee Coun-
ty School Administration boardroom, 700 S.W Second Ave. This
forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in the
community through the collaborative efforts of local decision makers.
The public is invited. For information, call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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 Okeechobpe.

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,
gerbils and hamsters. The club members are not required to sell their
animals, but do show them at county events. The members also take
field trips, do community service and take part in most 4-H functions.
Meetings 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 Friday, 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 Br\ an at (863) 763-
0351.


Children's Ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will begin their
weekly yard sales on Sept. 15 and 16. The yard sales help support the
children. The yard sales will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Usable
donations 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.

4-H plans fundraiser
The Okeechobee County 4-H annual fundraiser barbecue
lunch/dinner will be held on Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. There
will be delivery from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. from the Freshman Campus.
The lunch/dinner will include sliced barbecue pork, coleslaw, baked
beans, roll, cookie and a cold drink for a $6 donation. You can eat in,
take out or call for delivery. Call (863) 763-6469 in advance; or on Sept.
16 call (863) 634-3326, or (863) 634-3327.

GPS training course offered
Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 57 will be holding GPS training Satur-
day, 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
boating rules of the road. Pickup tips on trailering and using your boat
safely and efficiently. The last program was packed with people from
12 to over 60 years in age. Seating is limited. Times for both programs
will be announced soon, but seating is limited. Call (863) 467-3085 for
information 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
meeting, membership and officers will be elected for the 2005-06
school year. All parents are invited. For information, call Toni Wiersma,
principal, 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 partici-
pation 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.


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Palm Beach: 561-644-2950
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Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale sponsored by
Xi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is scheduled for
Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Proceeds from this
fundraiser are used throughout the year for community projects. Past
proceeds have been used to purchase canned goods and 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.
St. Theresa's will host Sunday school
The St Theresa Catholic Church Buckhead Ridge Sunday School
(CCD) will begin Oct 2. Please call Ann at (863) 467-1516 or Fr. Dan at
the Parish Office (863) 946-0696, for information.
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.


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Full-Time 205
Employment .
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Trafnig 227
Sales 230
A Hi-tech company needs:
TECH SUPPORT
w/good hardware,
computer & Internet skills.
Pick up application
@100 SW 15th St. or
Fax resume to 863-467-0816



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
CONVENIENCE STORE
CLERKS
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Signing bonus.
Call 321-403-0886
or apply at Town Star,
2398 W SR 70, Eagle Bay


CARETAKER/HANDY-
MAN/GROUNDS-
KEEPER/SECURITY/
AUTO &'BOAT UPKEEP
$400 Salary Per Week.
Avail. to House Sit.
Adventure Tours, Tim
(863)227-2166
CARPENTERS NEEDED
Local Work. Transportation a
MUST! Call (863)357-6018
or (772)-215-2728

Apply in person only. Proper
attire necessary. Immed.
openings. Okee. Discount
Drugs 203 SW Park St.
IElectrician:
lJourneymen or experienced 1
.Mechanic's. Only serious,
Self motivated need apply.'
'Must have good driving
Record. Weekly travel I
Required in FL. Paid travel
time, overtime Per diem,,
DFWP Benefits, 401k, Pd"
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*Wilson's Petroleum
1(772)468-3689 I
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
For Hair Stylists and
Nail Technicians
Exp. pref but not necessary
(863)763-0404
Lawn Service Now Hiring
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
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


MECHANIC/MECHANIC
ASSISTANT
Wanted F/T & P/T Positions
Available. (863)610-0852
NEW HORIZONS
Has the following positions
'available in our
Okeechobee Outpatient Office
LICENSED THERAPIST
Salary Negotiable. For a'
complete list of opportunities
in the 4 county area please
visit: www.nhtcinc.org
for more information.
Fax resume to
(772)467-4135.
No Phone Calls Please
*EOE/ADA/DFWP
NOW HIRING EXPERIENCED
DOG GROOMER. Must have
ref. Also a Bather (will train)
Please call (863)467-7785.
PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED-Class A &
Class B, Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617
PERSONAL ASST. part
or full time advanced
computer skills &
general office, no
physical limitations,
very personable
w/great communica-
tion skills, able to trav-
el US to air shows.
Benefits incl.
Adventure Tours, Tim
863-227-2166
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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



SExce ent enets. ply in person (
710 NE 5th Ave.
Diamond R is a drug-free workplace &
an Equal Opportunity Employer


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

Busy law office needs legal secretary.
Seeking responsible, well-organized individual
with excellent typing & phone skills.
Must be familiar with Word Perfect.
Prior legal experience preferred but not required.
Call Susie at (863)763-3131 for information


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


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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 Program

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


PRE-SCHOOL
TEACHER NEEDED
For a Busy Child Care Center
(863)467-5588 or fax
resume to 863-467-7560
WANTED: EXPERIENCED
,LOADER/BOBCAT
TRACTOR OPERATORS
Top pay to the right person
Benefits. Please call
(772)336-9636
WAREHOUSE HELP
Must be 21 yrs of age.
MAGNA-BON
(863)357-0400

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THERAPIST- FT
Competitive Salary, Excellent
Benefits, B.S. Psychology or
related field, 2 yrs. experience
with adolescents preferred.
Fax resume to 863-357-5913
or Call 863-634-5760.

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$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government
part-time. No Experience. A
lot of Opportunities.
(800)493-3688 Code J-14.
$$A COOL JOB$$ National
company hiring 18-25 Indi-
viduals. Travel US cities. NO
experience necessary.
2-weeks paid training. Per-
sonality a must. For inter-
view call Laura
(866)532-1082.
CDL drivers!!! Long Haul
loads to WA, OR, CA, GA
and TX. Team or Solo. All
Air-Ride Equipment. Compa-
ny paid Medical, Dental, Life
Insurance, 401K. Hammell
Transport Service Inc.
(800)274-9076.
CFI Atlanta Orientation. Aver-
age 2004 solo earnings
$49,9501 Think annual earn-
ings! $0.05 NE bonus pay!
XM service. Class A CDL re-
quired. (800)CFI-DRIVE
(800-234-3748) or
www.cflddve.com.
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos, Teams
& Graduate Students. 'Bo-
nuses Available. Refrigerated
Now Available. (888)MORE
PAY.(888-667-3729).


Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
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Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tank-
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great benefits, competitive
pay & new equipment. Need
2 years experience. Call By-
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(800)741-7950.
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Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference # 5600.
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Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A COL Cypress
Truck Lines.
(800)545-1351.

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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Come in and fill out a contractors
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Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233


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extra bucks when you
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BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
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er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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


Is Stress Ruining Your Life?
Read DIANETICS by Ron L.
Hubbard Call
S813)872-0722 or send
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33607.



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



NEED A LAWYER? All Crimi-
nal Defense & Personal Inju-
ry. *Felonies *Domestic
Violence *Misdemeanors
*DUI *Traffic *Auto Acci-
dent *Wrongful Death. "Pro-
tect Your Rights" A-A-A
Attorney Referral Service
(800)733-5342.
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items In
the classified


PHOTO ID CARDS
ElIliotts 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 & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
.China, Glassware, Etc. 550
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Uneas & 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 A Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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. $25
(863)983-1848
SCALES & WEIGHTS, Weighs
in grams. Very accurate. An-
tique. $275. (863)467-4328


DRYER, white, like new, great
condition, works good, $65.
(863)763-5218
FREEZER, KENMORE, Upright,
Good condition. $300 or
best offer. Call Ramses at
(863)673-0645
MAGIC BULLET As seen on
TV, Brand new, still In box,
$75 (863)467-2112
WASHER & DRYER (Pro-
pane), Kenmore, Just over 1
yr. old. Large capacity. $300
for both. 561-723-44.66 Cell.
WASHER,.Whirlpool, heavy
duty, 6 cycle, almond, .very
good cond., $75.
(863)763-6617
WASHER/DRYER, & Micro-
wave- Good condition. $125
will separate.
(863)467-1547
WASHING MACHINE Maytag
Neptune, needs some re-
pairs. Pd $1500 asking
$150 (863)801-1836
WATER HEATER 50 gallon,
top of the line GE, 2yrs old,
like new condition. Pd $250
asking $175 (863)763-6041



TANNER- Sollel, 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",
like new, asking $1000.
(863)467-5756.






3-WEEK BUILDING SALE!
S"Last Chance!" 20x24 Now
$2320. 25x30, $3490.
30x40, $5170. 40x50,
$8380. 40x60, $10,700.
50x100, $15,244. Others.
Ends/accessories optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.
ALL STEEL BLDGS. FIRST
COME FIRST SERVE!!
40x40, 50x1 00, 80x200
Judy (800)839-1075.


STEPS, All aluminum w/rail-
ings, 4 steps & approx. 31% x
3 /' plat-form top. $150
(863)357-1042

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ALUMINUM PAN ROOFING
Used, (12) 2Oft panels. $60
for all or will sep.
(863)675-8760 LaBelle
BROWN RIDGE GAP- New,
Steel, 26 gauge, 50ft. $120.
(863)357-5754
BUY FLOORING DIRECT
FROM DALTON, GA SAVE
UP TO 60% ON ALL NAME
BRAND CARPETS, HARD-
WOODS, LAMINATES. FREE
ESTIMATES, FREE GIFT
WITH PURCHASE
(800)848-7747, WWW.AC-
CESSCARPETS.COM


GAL HURRICAIN PANEL
Approx. 50, 60", 99" $500 for
all (863)357-1340
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
STEPS, Aluminum w/railing, 3
steps high. $60. neg.
(863)763-4952,



INSULATION REMOVER -
Professional machine to re-
move ceiling insulation.
$4500 (863)357-1340



BOY'S CLOTHES- 18mo-2T,
Large assortment, Exc cond.
$100. takes all or will separ-
ate. (863)763-6131


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-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943



COMPUTER, 16" monitor,
printer, lots of discs, works
great, $150. (863)467-6805
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XPR MS Office,.key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158
PC WEB CAM- Can be used
with Window XP & perfect
for AOL $10 (863)763-3963



COMMERCIAL KILN, Pouring
table & Mixer. $300 for all,
will sep. (863)467-8177


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.


BUNK BEDS, Wooden, Built in
shelves, 5 drawers & desk.
$350 863-467-9027 or
863-634-2937 after 5pm.
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)634-0526
COMPUTER DESK- real wood,
very good shape, $75.
(863)
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.
S(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 dnnk/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.
(863)357-4188
TV CABINET Cherry w/ door
& drawer. Like new. Rattan
glass top tbl & 2 chairs $250
both will sep. (863)467-2532
WATERBEDS- King (full set)
& Queen $500 Will separ-
ate(863)673-2754
Wine Rack, 31x78, 4 shelves,
black metal & oak counter,
$25. (863)674-0898



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good bat/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


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
REMINGTON 1100- Automatic
shot gun w/ 26" Remchoke
barrel & synthetic stock.
$250. (863)902-0381


HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243



HEATING OIL & TANK- 275
gal. $500. (863)763-4600



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


ABSOLUTELY NO COST TO
YOU1! BRAND NEW POWER
WHEELCHAIRS AND
SCOOTERS. CALL TOLL
FREE (800)843-9199 24
HOURS A DAY TO SEE IF
YOU QUALIFY
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.
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',
Blue mini 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)697-2422
PRINTER DOCK Kodak, for
digital cam. Wrks w/ cx6000,
7000,dx6000, 7000, Is600,
700. $100 (863)697-2422
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 Flodrida
at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.florida-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads also
available,
WATER SOFTENER & FILTER,
Sears, programmable, 2 yrs.
old, pd $1257, sell for $600.
(863)467-1860



DRUM SET, BY: TAMA,.Branid
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


AFFEN PINCHER, female,
great for senior home, $200.
(863)983-6537
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- T"i-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
FERRETS, 1 Male, 1 Female,
Extremely Tame w/Extra
Large 2 Story Cage. $300 or
best offer. (863)763-3765
FISH TANKS (20) 2%, 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 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 after 6pm.
.^^^^
Hyyy*l 1^1


WATER HEATER: Just 1 yr.
old. 40 gallon. Pd. $270,
Asking $125 or best offer.
561-723-4466 Cell.



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
AQUATIC ITEMS 3 life vests,
3 comp. snorkeling sets, &
40" Maui surf board. $90 for
or will sep. (863)675-4792


POOL TABLE World Leisure
Championship Tournament sz.
w/all accessories. Good con-
dition, $550 (863)357-1572.



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


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


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
WANTED: Horse Round Pen
or Panels. (954)214-8877

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865

-7

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
MINIATURE HORSE & CART
w/leather harness. $1200.
(561)798-3674
MUSTANG- Mare, 5 yr old,
halter broke $700.
(863)655-3436
PALOMINO- Registered Mini
Stud. $500. 1863)697-6713
REG. MINI, 5 mo. old stallion.
Chestnut w/white. Very pretty
w/exc, build. Big build in small
pckg. $950 (863)824-0522
REG. MINI, Tricolor paint
yearling mare, Gorgeous mare
w/blk eyeliner/hazel eyes. 30"
Gentle. $1500 863)824-0522



LAWN MOWER Poulan Pro,
17h/p Bggs & 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 LAWN MOWER '98
Snapper, Runs good, like new
condition $600 or best offer
(863)517-1177
RIDING LAWN MOWER- John
Deere Hydra, Sears gas edg-
er & Scotts lawn mower.
$700 will sep 863-357-6456
RIDING MOWER 28" cut,
Snapper, electric start. $450
(863)467-1788/634-7355
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
'05, Used once. 33" cut,
15hp 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



OKEECHOBEE, 1BR Apt., un-
furnished, elec. & water pro-
vided, $600 mo., 1st & sec.
(863)357-3318/610-0861


Employment
Full Time


Employment
Full Time 0205







Okeechobee News, Wednesday, August 31, 2005


16


BASSWOOD, 2BR/1BA, newly
renovated, incl. washer/dry-
er, 1st, last & sec. dep,
$800 mo, (561)793-4860
OKEE- 2br, lba 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 ino. + 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.
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.


Real Estate

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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10-10
Lots Sale 10415
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property .
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



FLORIDA LAND BARGAINS!
10 to 40 Acres,. Starting at
$79,900. GRAND OPENING
9/24-25! Beautiful ranch
properties convenient to Gulf
of Mexico! Easy access,
utilities & excellent financing.
(800)455-1981 ,ext,51 0.



SPECIAL OFFERS Pre-Con-
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$199K $2M www.Beach-
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(877)BCI-5020 Flexible Fi-
nancial options provided by
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Pre-Qualification.


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for Free Brochure
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BR, 3-1/2 baths, custom
cabinets, granite counter-
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sign bar, view from family
room. 9' ceiling in Living
Room, hardwood floor,
stacked stone fireplace to
ceiling, large deck, full base-
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Must see! $411,000. By
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$57,990. Spectacular prop-
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Located 20 minutes from
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Call owner at
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large public lake nearby
$49,500 owner
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Carolina. Call Clear Water
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Ext.315. www.cwmktg.com


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Norris Lake, TVA's first res-
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Mobile



Mobile Honi Lots .:00':,
Mobile Home Parts 2ill.'
Mobile HoI o,, erilt i.1'.
MIobile Honmes S.uk 1).'"




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
Tire to clean out the
attic, basement anrid/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
c,i.-n.',:-. and make
your clean up a breeze!



Furnished Mobile In Mobile
Honie Park, 3BR, 1 1/2BA,
Fla. rm., storage room, new
a/c, very clean, asking
$15,500. Call (772)879-2879
LARKEE LAKE, 3BR, 2BA,
1800 s.f., Double lot, 2-Living
rooms, 2-Carport's, $120K
neg. 863-467-4449
OKEE 32' Franklin, w/ Florida
Rm, very good condition.
Lot 87 Taylor Creek $2500
(314)293-2227
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
ogs & 2 tip cuts, 800 sf.,
water filter, all appl's incl.,
c/a & heat, $60,000.
(863)824-0035


Recreation



loats 3005
Campers. RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
.Mar;,ini Miisclaineous 30"'5
Motorcycles 3030
Spoi i vehicles ATVs 30(:5



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, 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.
(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
GLASSSTREAM PRO BASS-'
'92, 50 hp, Trailer, Trolling
motor w/pedal control Depth
finder $3500 941-426-3781
JON BOAT 12ft, V bottom,
w/ trailer $300
(863)76378415
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 trir., needs a little
work. $4250 772-263-2555


MIDAS MINI '83- 24ft, Chev
350, dual AC, 4KW Onan
Jen, runs good $2495 cash
(863)801-3841.



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,
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.


IP'1i -Nb i I


YUMBO, starter motorcycle,
200cc, good beginner bike,
$2500. (863)801-4949



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


Automobiles



Automobiles 1u005
Autos Wanted 4(10U
Classic Cars 40 15
Commercial Trucks 41.0)0
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 401.
Heavy Duty Trucks 40-lu
Parts Repairs 401J5
Pickup Trucks 40510
Sport Utility 40 -:,5
Tractor Trailers 4060.
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC BROUGHAM 1989,
4 Door, 71K mls., Good on
gas. Clean inside/out. Asking
2450. (863)467-4043
CHEVY CORSICA '94 4 door
sedan. Dependable ride. 68K
mi, auto trans. Some rust
$999 (863)763-6822
EL CAMINO SUPER SPORT,
'79, Classic, many extras,
$3500. (863)467-5709
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
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1993,
Runs good. Need minor cos-
metic work. $1500. neg. 863-
634-7556 or 561-758-5295.
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- Runs
good, Good tires, cold A/C.
1200 or best offer.
(863)634-4076
LINCOLN TOWNCAR, 1988 -
Exc. cond., black rag top, new
tires, cold a/c, $1800.
863-357-2834 / 891-6033.
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
power, AC, reliable car, call
for details, $1800 or best of-
fer. (863)675-2598 Iv msg.
PONTIAC GRAND PRIX- '91,
Runs great. A/C, Needs
shocks $600.
(863)357-2340
TOYOTA TERCEL '91 needs
transmission. $250 or best
offer (863)234-1757


apbi Noic .


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
REQUEST FOR AFFORDABLE HOME DEVELOPMENT
PROPOSALS

The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners
hereby requests competitive proposals from not-for-profit
entities to develop affordable single family houses and sell
them to very low, low, and moderate income buyers, ac-
cording to the County's HHRP Housing Assistance Plan.
Maximum pricing and other information and instructions are
available from Deborah Belcher of Roumelis Planning and
Development Services, Inc., HHRP Administrator for Okee-
chobee County, telephone 850-893-0694.
Proposals may be submitted for all or a portion of the funds.
Proposals must be received at the Okeechobee County Ad-
ministrator's Office, 304 N. W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972, by 4:45 p.m. on September 30, 2005.
80766 ON 8/31/2005


SATURN SUPER COUPE '01,
Elec. Blue, Loaded, 30+ mpg.
Premium whis., Sporty & exc.
cond $7000 863-357-0060


CHEVY PUMPER FIRE TRUCK
'47 w/hoses, lights & siren.
Has rust, but very restorable.
$900 (863)467-8804
VOLKSWAGON 1978 Con-
vertible. Needs work. $500.
(863)357-2573



FORD 1 TON '86 lift gate,
PTO, 11ft utility body $1200
(863)467-8511
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


CAR DOLLY, fits all vehicles,
$450. (863)382-9222
CLEAR HEADLIGHTS w/cor-
ners for '98 Expedition,
$125. Call 239-634-9339.
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, NT. 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 (4)- new, M+S
LT245/75R17 Continental
Contrac $240 (863)763-6131
after 6p M-F, anytime weekend
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.
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 '93 manual,
needs engine $500
(863)634-1867
FORD F150, '95, extended
cab, V8, aluminum topper,
runs good, $2500.
(863)357-2704
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 F350, '86, 6.9L Diesel,
dually, flatbed, $2500 or
best offer. (772)215-8202
FORD PICK UP 1977, Runs.
$500. (863)634-0433.
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
FORD RANGER XLT, '87, with
extra cab, runs good, 5 spd,,
$800, (863)382-9222
GMC 1500 PICKUP TRUCK,
'85, runs good, body & in-
terior in good shape, $2500
neg. (863)634-7098
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


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


luic Notice


i~u'blic No ice 50


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
REQUEST FORAFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING
DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS


The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners has
been awarded Hurricane Housing Recovery Program
(HHRP) funds from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation
or development of rental housing for extremely low, low and
moderate income Okeechobee County households.
Okeechobee County hereby requests proposals from qualified
entities to develop the housing in Okeechobee County (in-
cluding the City of Okeechobee). The HHRP funds available
to developers are as follows.
1. Development of affordable rental housing for low and
moderate income households, to be owned and managed by
the developer, $900,000.
2. Development of affordable rental housing for extremely low
income households, to be owned and managed by the de-
veloper, $968,418.
The County may award funding to more than one proposer un-
der each funding category. Proposals may be submitted for
either or both development categories. Proposals must be
received at the Okeechobee County Administrators Office,
304 N. W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, by 4:45 p.m.
on September 30, 2005. For additional information and in-
structions, call Deborah Belcher of Roumelis Planning and
Development Services, Inc., HHRP Administrator for Okee-
chobee County, at 850-893-0694.
80768 ON 8/31/05


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR CO-
QUNA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
WILL HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNES-
DAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2005 AT 9:00
A'.M. IN THE ADMINISTRATION AN-
NEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE, SMALL
CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY
98 n., OKEECHOBEE, FL. A COPY OF
THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE
OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM
THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON
DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION
BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO
ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH
MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED
A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT
PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES
THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON
WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEET-
ING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND
TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE
T WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE.
MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS
WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED
TO ATTEND.
DANNY FAIRCLOTH
SUPERINTENDENT
17429 NW 242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
(863) 763-4601 OR (863)634-3166
6934 ON 8/31;9/4/05
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns
Towing Service storage lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972 on SEPTEMBER
12, 2005, at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
', .'i .,.,.iog -, 1 : '.'Pear, make,
1992 Plymouth Van
VIN# 1P4GH44R3NX282247
1990Toyota Camry
VIN# 4T1W22E5LU016456
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the-
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE!
Said automobiles will be sold in "As
Is" condition with no guarantee's.
81033 ON 8/31/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-195
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LATHAM BROWNING HULL,
a/k/a L BROWNING HULL,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Ancillary Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINSTTHE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Ancillary Summary Administration has
been entered in the Estate of LATHAM
BROWNING HULL, a/I/a L. Browning
Hull, Deceased, File Number 2005-
CP-195, by the Circuit Court for Okee-
chobee County, Fonda, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 304
N.W. 2nd Street, Room 101, -Okee-
chobee, Rodda 34972: that the dece-
dents date of death was February 29,
2004; that the total value of the estate
is $9,500.00; that the names and ad-
dresses of those to whom it has been
assigned by such order are:
STACY MITTON, 20 Beach Orive, Mystic,
Connecticut, 06355
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands
against the. estate of the decedent oth-
er than those tfor whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file
their claims within this court WITHIN
THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
notice Is August 31,2005.
Stacy Mitton
Person Giving Notice
20 Beach Drive
MysCONELYtic, Connecticut 06355
CONELY & CONELYP.A.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
1863) 763-3825
y: omW.Conely, ll
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for
Person Giving Notice
80314ON 8/31/05 & 9/07/05
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
aster when you sell it
in the classified.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


Community Events


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., Sat-
urday 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 Annu-
al 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 cow-
boy 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 Ham-
.mock Inn directly at (863) 385-7025.

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

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

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

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

Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol unit
in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being recruited.
Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are
needed to administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets.
The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets
work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member, contact Gene O'Neill at the Okee-
chobeeEmergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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