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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 248 Monday, September 5, 2005 504 Plus tax


In Brief
Hurricane
Katrina info
Donations
The Kirton's, Judd Shirley,
Rick Aspen and others teamed
up with the National Mission
Board to purchase food, sup-
plies and cash donations for
Katrina victims. They will leave
Monday morning and are seek-
ing donations of large coolers
(to leave), medical and food
supplies or money. They will
stay to help clean up.
Donations for the Red Cross
will be collected at all three
rodeos held this weekend at the
Cattlemen's Arena.
The 2006 OHS senior class
will also be collecting money
this weekend to help the vic-
tims.
Storm victims
Use the Internet as much as
possible when trying to locate a
storm victim. The phone lines
are either down or, if operating,
are jammed.
Here are some Internet sites
that are posting messages with
information on those found or
still missing.
www.nola.com/forums/search
ing/
www.nola.com/forums/lostan
found/
neworleans.craigslist.org/laf/
http://findkatrina.com/
www.wwltv.com/forums/
www.katrinacheckin.org/okay/
www.katrinacheckin.org/searc
hing/
nokr.org/nok/restricted/home.h
tm/
www.familymessages.org
www.redcross.org
Keep out
The Louisiana State Police
(LSP) has requested thatth ose
seeking information on friends
and loved-ones should contact
the Red Cross at www.red-
cross.org, or call 1-800-GET-
INFO (1-800-438-4636).
The LSP also states that no
one, aside from authorized
emergency,personnel, will be
allowed to enter those restrict-
ed areas.







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Drought Index
Current: 439
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None,

Lake levels

15.79 feet


Lake level
LastYear:
13.57 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Comics ............ 8
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... .9
Opinion ........ .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ...... .... .7
TV ............... 10
Weather ............ 2
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FFA Award: Seventh grader heads to nationals


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Yearling Middle School seventh grader Kelsey Burnham (left) displays her award-win-
ning botany project "Will silicon help plant growth in South Florida soils? To her left is
Yearling science teacher Cindy Letcher, who helped and encouraged Kelsey and
Kelsey's mother Ann Lurnham.


FFA student
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A Yearling Middle School
seventh grader is on her way to
a Future Farmers of America
(FFA) national competition
after winning state science fair
and state FFA honors with her
project.
Last school year, Kelsey
Burnham won first place and
best in Biological Project
Award in the Okeechobee
County Science Fair with her
botany project "Will silicon
help plant growth in South
Florida soils?" She went on to
win first place in the Heartland
Regional Science Fair and an
Honorable Mention award at
the State of Florida Science and
Engineering Fair.
In addition, Kelsey has been
selected as a semi-finalist in
the Discovery Channel Young
Scientist Challenge for 2005.
The national competition is
open only to middle school
students who competed and
earned top awards in a region-
al science fair and provides an
opportunity to win college
scholarship money.
This past June she entered
the same project in competi-


competes in
tion at the state FFA conven-
tion. She won first place in
botany. This win allowed her
to compete in the National FFA
Agriscience Fair, which will be
held in connection with the
78th National FFA Convention
in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 26-29.
More than 275 participants
from across the nation will
defend their projects against
other entries in 20 divisions.
"I expect great things." agri-
culture teacher Buddy Mills
said of Kelsey's project. He
said that in his five years at
Yearling, this is the first time he
has had a student to compete
in the FFA contest. He expects
Kelsy's experience to influence
other students to compete.
Through her project, Kelsey
found that silicon indeed does
make a difference in plant
growth. She planted 15 pots of
winter wheat. Some received
silicon and some did not. Every
few weeks, during the three or
four months of the project, she
would cut the wheat and
weigh it.
Kelsey found that, not only
does silicon promote' plant
growth, it prevents phospho-
rous run off. Silicon is a granu-
lar substance that bonds with


competition
phosphorus, preventing
runoff.
She is planning to conduct
the experiment on a larger
scale with 30 pots using two
common forage grasses that
are used on diary farms.
* Kelsey's parents, Randy and
Ann Burnham were very sup-
portive. Mrs. Burnfiam said she
had to remind Kelsey to water
the plants. In addition, she
took pictures of the projects
and helped with proofreading.
'Mrs. Burnham said that she
and her husband made Kelsey
do the work and they directed.
Her father helped her develop
ideas and procedures.
FFA is a national youth
organization of 476,732 stu-
dent members preparing for
leadership careers in the sci-
ence, business and technology
of agriculture. There are 7,223
local chapters in all 50 states,
Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.
The 'organization strives to
make a positive difference in
the lives of students by devel-
oping their potential for pre-
mier leadership, personal
growth and career success
through agricultural education.


Corps says




dike is safe


By MaryAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
The breaching of the levee
around Lake Pontchartrain
which sent over 20 feet of sea
water into the city of New
Orleans, Louisiana has some
local residents questioning the
potential flooding which could
occur if the Herbert Hoover
Dike around Lake Okeechobee
breached.
Representatives of the Unit-
ed States Army Corps of Engi-
neers (Corps) in Jacksonville
who maintain the dike dis-
cussed those differences in an
interview Thursday.
"The Herbert Hoover Dike
around Lake Okeechobee is
technically a dam, not a levee.
A dam's design intends-that
water is held above the level of


the ground while maintaining a
safe environment of the pub-
lic," said Brent Trauger, Struc-
tural Engineer for the Corps.
"The levee around Lake
Pontchartrain was subjected to
a tremendous storm surge
from the Gulf of Mexico," said
Mr. Trauger. The water that
came over the top was more
than three feet higher than the
levee's top elevation of 17 feet
above sea level.
"The Herbert Hoover Dike's
top elevation is 34 feet above
sea level. The dike is subject to
high water elevations in the
lake from rains and to the
"sloshing" effect of water
caused by heavy storm winds,"
he continued.
"It's the same action as
See Dike -Page 2


School board



to consider


final b
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Recognitions, a housing pres-
entation and final consideration-
of the budget will be the high-
lights of Tuesday evening's meet-
ing of the Okeechobee County
School Board.
At 5 p.m., one hour before
the regular meeting begins, a
workshop has been scheduled
with building department official
Bill Royce. Mr. Royce will inform


budget
the board of expected future
housing growth in the county.
This will help in planning for
classroom space to accommo-
date the new students that will
come with the housing growth.
Recognitions will include the
OHS rodeo team and Vicki Gog-
gans, a math teacher at Osceola
Middle School, who is a finalist
for the Presidential Award for
Excellence in the teaching of
See Budget Page 2


Hurricane brings back memories


By MaiyAnn Morris
Special to the Okeechobee News
The tragic results of Hurricane
Katrina on the Gulf Coast:
destruction, flooded possessions,
loved ones torn from safety's
grasp and no end in sight to
exhausting heat and humidity,
scarce food and medical treat-
ment are a reminder of the past
to the dwellers of the Lake Okee-
chobee area.
Felix Oliver Wilder was born
in Florida a month after his family
moved here in January of 1918.
Mr. Wilder was eight years old
when the 1926 hurricane hit
Lake Okeechobee. In a 1983
interview, he told this account to
Ruth S. Irwin, who recorded the
history for the University of South
Florida:
"Very few people remember
the first storm in 1926 but I
remember it hit us in a hard way
because of the location of our
house. It must have struck in July,
and it was a hurricane to us.
"The day this hurricane blew
in, my father and Mr. Nimmie (a


Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history


neighbor) had gone to South
Bay. They had walked across the
roadway, crossed the canal in a
row boat, and walked down the
south side of the canal into South
Bay. They left the boat tied up on
the south side of the canal. My
two brothers, one sister and I
were home alone when the rain
began to fall and the wind off the
lake
began to blow.
"The dike holding back the
waters of Lake Okeechobee was
breached and the water began to
flow in all around us. The diked-
up roadway that was being built


held back the water like the rim
of a bowl. We were soon trapped
in ten or twelve feet of water. I
noticed that Nellie, the horse,
was swimming in the water. The
house filled rapidly and we were
forced to leave. We swam
through the wind and the rain to
the diked-up roadway and
climbed on top of it.
"We huddled on the road
beaten by wind and rain. Mr. and
Mrs. Hudson and their children,
who lived on toward Bean City
from us, made it to the road and
all of us huddled there together. I
heard Mrs. Hudson cry out over
the sound of the wind, "Oh Lord!
Why do you do this to me?"
'"A piece of tin flew by at this
instant, hit her on the head, and
knocked her out. About this time
my father and Mr. Nimmie
,appeared on the other side of the
canal a welcome sight to all of
us.
"They immediately brought
the boat over and began to ferry
us to the south side of the canal,

See Memories Page 2


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Labor Day rodeo
The look on this bareback rider's face tells it all as he
competes in the bareback bronc riding event Saturday
afternoon at the Labor Day weekend rodeo.


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News Briefs hkf jukr'e Kerbhqukli dke at hbome of ramrr


Airboaters helping
in recovery efforts
The Florida Airboat Associa-
tion asks that the websites --
www.flairboat.com and www.air-
boatworld.com be the primary
contact points for those interested
in volunteering their airboats to
assist in Hurricane Katrina recov-
ery efforts.
Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE -- The USDA,
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $141,000. for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to
reserve your seat for one of our
homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.

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


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Memories

Continued From Page 1
twoat a time. Mrs. Hudson came
to and she was not hurt too bad.
Soon, we were all on the other
side.
"We went south out into a field
about a mile from the canal and all
of us crawled into a corn crib half
filled with shucked corn and
pumpkins. We chewed dry corn
and raw pumpkin when we got
hungry, as there was nothing else
to eat. We stayed there until the
next afternoon.
"The water began to drain back
in the lake when the storm died
down and the wind abated.
"We made our way home to
find that the house had been flood-
ed and all of our food was ruined.
Black, soupy mud had soaked our
mattresses and bedding and lay
four to six inches deep on every-
thing. My father went to South Bay
and got food from V.C. Denton's
grocery store and brought it back
to us that same afternoon. "The
Fordson tractor had been com-
pletely submerged. They had to
replace a coil in each of its four
cylinders. They drained and dried it
out and finally got it running again.
"Lots of fish had blown out of
the lake, and water lay in pools all
around. Melvin (Mr. Wilder's
brother) was trying to kick a catfish
out of the water and the fish finned


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Special to INI/U. of S. Florida Digital
Collections/Linda and Jack Stanley
Floyd Oliver Wilder left a
detailed account of his experi-
ence in South Bay during the
Hurricane of 1926.
him through his boot. It did not
hurt him very much, but it would-
n't have mattered if it had for there
was not a doctor anywhere
around.
"I heard, a long time later, that
the wind blowing from north to
south in this July hurricane or big
storm, pushed .the water from the
north side of the lake. The people
in Okeechobee walked out on the
dry lake bed and gathered up fish
quite a way out before the water
came back again."
Information for this article
came from www.lib.usf.edu.


Dike

Continued From Page 1
when you lift up a gallon jug of
milk," said Susan Sylvester of the
Corps Water Management Divi-
sion. "It sloshes."
"The sloshing of the lake
water, however, does not have the
force of a storm surge by the Gulf
of Mexico," said Ms. Sylvester.
"There is simply a greater volume,
or mass of water in the Gulf than
in the Lake. The area of the Lake
is 730 square miles, but it only
holds so much water. The dike is
designed to withstand the slosh-
ing, even when the water is high."
"The dike is designed for a
probable maximum flood eleva-
tion of 26 feet coupled with a 100-
year wind event with winds of 109
miles an hour," said Luis Ruiz,
P.E., chief of the Corps Geotechni-
cal Division.
"There has been some leak-
age, called 'piping' or 'boils' seen
since the 1980s. These areas are
repaired as they are observed,"
said Mr. Ruiz.
"We have good access roads
completely around the Lake here
and the materials we need to
make repairs are stockpiled in a
number of areas nearby. We have


working agreements with the
South Florida Water Management
District, the county road depart-
ments and the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation to give us
manpower and equipment to
make emergency repairs if we
need help," he continued.
"There are three conservation
areas which serve as holding
areas for excess water from the
Lake," said Ms. Sylvester. "Water
managers do a juggling act to
keep the vegetation and tree
islands in these areas healthy to
prevent erosion caused by rising
water. Right now there's two to
three feet of water standing in
these areas.
"The trick is to release enough
water into the St. Lucie, Caloosa-
hatchee and the canals to the
south so that we can hold the
remaining water in the conserva-
tion areas to keep everyone safe
and healthy. The presence of veg-
etation in these areas improves
the quality of the water. Public
health and safety is of utmost
importance to the Corps. The
Herbert Hoover Dike Monitoring
Program looks constantly at all
areas of the entire system. Life,
property and health are all serious
concerns," continued Ms.
Sylvester.
"We are building three reser-


voirs to the east, west and south
of the Lake to help deal with the
higher water levels," said Mr. Ruiz.
"These reservoirs will act as relief
valves for the Lake."
The "Herbert Hoover Dike
Rehabilitation Project", is the
long-term solution. It was pro-
duced after 19 years of study and
permit reviews since piping was
first seen in 1984.
A "cut-off wall" will be con-
structed on the land-side of the
dike. It will be two feet thick and
impervious to seepage of water.
The top of the wall will be at 26
feet above sea level, some eight
feet below the top of the dike,
extending down through the dike
to ten feet below sea level. This
will prevent lake water from seep-
ing through the dike. A gravel-
filled trench near the existing rim
canal at the bottom of the slope of
the dike will carry off water from
the slope of the dike below the
cut-off wall.
The area called "Reach One,
Subreach A" from Port Mayaca
running 4.6 miles south to the C-
10A culvert will be the first. The
contract will be awarded this fall.
USACE expects construction to
begin before the end of the year
and continue with the remaining
areas as areas are completed.


Budget.
Continued From Page 1
mathematics.
Turning to the budget, the pro-
posed millage rate is 7.955, which
is down fr9m this year's millage
rate of 8.256.
However, because of increased
property values, residents may find
an increase in their school taxes.
One mil equals $1 for every
$1,000 of assessed property value.
That millage is expected to gen-
erate an estimated $13,963,613 in
tax receipts.
This year's proposed budget
totals $67,886,702.48. The differ-
ence between that figure and the
estimated tax receipts will come
from state and federal funds.
The proposed budget includes
$7,113,843.24 for capital improve-
ments. Of that amount, the largest
single appropriation, $1,196,368.66


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is for classroom additions at South
Elementary School.
Debt services, comprise:
$355,983.03 of the budget. The
food service budget anticipates
appropriations of $3,527,503.35
and $6,617,208.83 of the proposed
budget will come from federal pro-
grams funds.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
receive the annual financial
report;
act on two recommendations
for expulsion;
review health insurance rates;
consider the Facilities Five-
Year Work Program;
consider a change to the
school calendar for a hurricane
make-up day;
authorized the superintend-
ent and the board attorney to enter
negotiations for acquisition of
property for potential school sites;
and,
revise personnel allocations.

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FFA Junior Officers
Okeechobee Freshman Campus announces the 2005-2006 Brahman FFA Junior Officers.
All students attend the Freshman Campus (back row): Georgia Hert, Eddie Cruz, Angela
Nash and Silas Cook; and, (front row): Malcolm Rush, Cole Fulford, Jennifer Maddox,
Nathan Candler, Joy Burnham and Olivia Arnold. Their sponsor is Mr. Brian Dryden.


Students invited to enter contest


TALLAHASSEE Governor
Jeb Bush and First Lady Columba
Bush today invited Florida's K-12
students to participate in the third
annual Florida Hispanic Heritage
Month essay contest. The essay
contest is the first in a month-long
schedule of events planned to com-
memorate Florida's Hispanic her-
itage. The theme of the essay con-
test is, "How has Florida's diverse
Hispanic Heritage and Culture
inspired you?"
"Columba and I are proud of
the Spanish and Latin-American
influences which are a rich part of
Florida's culture and play a dynam-
ic role in shaping our state," said
Governor Bush. "Hispanic Heritage
month gives us the opportunity to
educate Florida's students about
the contributions Hispanic individ-
uals have made to the diversity of
our state's history."
Governor Bush is asking stu-
dents to pay special tribute to the
Florida's diverse Hispanic popula-
tion and their contributions to the
state's culture, economy and edu-
cation. The theme for Florida's
2005 Hispanic Heritage Month Cel-
ebration is "Florida, Gateway of the
Americas: Celebrating Our Diverse
Hispanic Heritage."
The contest is open to all Florida
K-12 students. A panel of educa-
tors, community arid business
leaders from around the state will
serve as judges and select the win-
ning essays. One winrier will be
selected from each of tlie three
grade-level categories, elementary
(grades K-5), middle (grades 6-8)


and high school (grades 9-12).
Winners will receive a full four-year
tuition scholarship to a Florida col-
lege or university of their choice,
provided by annual essay contest
partner Florida Prepaid College
Foundation.
"From Florida's earliest days,
people of Hispanic heritage and
culture have played a vital role in
shaping this diverse and wonderful
state we live in. The Florida Prepaid
College Foundation is again proud
to participate in this month's cele-
bration as a sponsor of the Hispan-
ic Heritage Month essay contest,"
said Stanley G. Tate, Chairman of
the Florida Prepaid College Foun-
dation.
Essay guidelines are as follows:
Entries must be e-mailed to
essay@myflorida.com or mailed to
the Executive Office of the Gover-
nor: 400 S. Monroe St., Suite 206,
Tallahassee,Fla. 32399.
Entries must be received no
later than 5 p.m. (EST), Sept. 16.
Each student may enter only
one essay, no longer than 500
words.
Essays submitted' must
include: contestant's name, home
address, telephone number, school
the student attends, grade level and
title of the essay.
Essay must be accompanied
by a parental consent form in order
to be considered.
Hispanic Heritage Month is cele-
brated nationwide and begins on
Sept. 15, the anniversary of inde-
pendence for five Latin American
countries-Costa Rica, El Salvador,


Special to the Okeechobee News
Cookbooks available at festival
The Okeechobee Presbyterian Church has created and pub-
lished a cookbook entitled, "A Little Taste of Heaven (Right
Here on Earth)". The 250-page bound book contains family
treasured recipes as well as new and creative treats, but all
the recipes reflect the best cooking ever tasted. Some of
the ladies that contributed to this fantastic new cookbook
are: (left to right) Anne Brough, Mary Lou Mason, and Bar-
bara Mclnnes. Cookbooks are $10 each and will be avail-
able at the Labor Day Festival or through the church office
,at (863) 824-0013. All proceeds will be used to rebuild the
church building destroyed in the hurricanes of 2004.


Guatemala, Honduras, and
Nicaragua. Mexico achieved inde-
pendence on Sept. 16 and Chile on
Sept. 18. Hispanic Heritage Month
has been celebrated in the United
States since 1974, when President
Gerald Ford issued a Presidential
Proclamation extending Hispanic
Heritage Week into a month-long
observation.
"The Florida Hispanic Legisla-
tive Caucus is proud to serve as a
partner for this year's Hispanic Her-
itage Month essay contest. It is
important for Florida's children to
be educated about the history and
contributions of all the nationalities
represented across this great state.
As we prepare to celebrate the
diversity of our state's Hispanic cul-
ture, it is my hope that this essay
contest will ,encourage our
youngest citizens to seek a greater
knowledge of the many contribu-
tions Hispanic Americans have
made in shaping our state's and
nation's history," said State Repre-.
sentative Bob Henriquez, Vice
Chair of the Florida Hispanic Cau-
cus.
Partners of this year's Hispanic
Heritage Month essay contest
include the Florida Prepaid College
Foundation and the Florida Hispan-
ic Legislative Caucus. Those inter-
ested in participating in the essay
contest and obtaining more infor-
mation on other Hispanic Heritage
Month events should visit
www.floridahispanicheritage.com
or call (850)488-5394 for informa-
tion. ,


Glades County

Round-up

Association hosts
spaghetti dinner
The Lakeport Community
Association will have a spaghetti
dinner at their next meeting on
Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at
the Community Center. All
members please bring a dessert.
Dinner will be furnished by the
LCA. Dues are $20 per house-
hold. All Lakeport residents are
invited to attend.

Free services
to help elders
Center for Independent Liv-
ing will be doing outreach on a
regular basis at the Moore
Haven, Clewiston, and LaBelle
sites between the hours of noon-
2:30. You can contact Tera or.
Linda at the Center for Indepen-
dent Living at (941) 766-8333 in
Charlotte County to find out the
days that they will be available in
those areas.


Food program available for needy


Northside Head Start
announces their participation in
the U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture's Child Care Food Program.
Meals will be available at no sep-
arate charge to enrolled children
at these centers.
Parents/guardians of children
eligible for free and reduced-
priced meals must complete an
application. Eligibility informa-
tion includes the number and
names of all household mem-
bers, social security number of
the adult.household member
signing the application or an
indication that this household
member does not have one,
total monthly household income


Household Income for free meals
Annual Monthly Bi-monthly
1 12,441 1,037 519
2 16,679 1,390 695
3 20,917 1,744 872
4 25,155 2,097 1,049
5 29,393 2,450 1,225
6 33,631 2,803 1,402
7 37,869 3,156 1,578
8 42,107 3,509 1,755
Each additional member of family add
4,238 354 177


or food stamp case.number or
temporary assistance for needy
families' case number, and the
signature of an adult household
member.
, Children from families whose
income is at or below the levels
shown are eligible for free and
reduced-priced mealI. House-.
holds are required to report
increases in household income
of over $50 per month or $600
per year and increases or
decreases in household size. The
policy statement for free and
reduced price meals is on file at
the child care center and may be
reviewed by any interested party.
In 4the operation of the Child


Reduced-priced meals
Annual Monthly Bi-monthly
17,705 1,476 738
23,736 1,978 989
29,767 2,841 1,241
35,798 2,984 1,492
41,829 3,486 1,743
47,860 3,989 1,995
53,891 4,491 2,246
59,922 4,994 2,497


6,031 503


Care Food Program, no child will
be discriminated against
because of race, color, sex,
national origin, age or disability.
'If any member of the household
believes he/she has been dis-
criminated against, then he/she'
should write to the Secretary of
Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
20250.


Unemployment
Compensation
Florida has an ongoing agree-
ment with other states for mutual
acceptance of Unemployment
Compensation claims filing, reaf-
firmed with the labor department
officials from Louisiana, Mississippi
and Alabama. Through the Employ
Florida network of One-Stop
Career Centers, Regional Work-
force Boards are currently assisting
evacuees in filing claims for unem-
ployment compensation. Evac-
uees can locate the nearest One-
Stop Career Center by calling
toll-free (866) FLA-2345.
Note: Alabama residents should
use their state's telephone filing
system by calling toll-free (866)
234-5382 to file a claim.
Other Alabama telephone num-
bers: Inquiry only (800) 361-4524;
TDY for claim filing (800) 499-2035.
Louisiana and Mississippi residents
may call the Florida filing system
toll-free (800) 204-2418 from any
county in Florida or locally call:
Leon County (850) 921-7400;
Orange County (407)228-1501;
Dade/Broward County (954)625-
3000.
I Louisiana also accepts Internet


"P-PA" -J .. ...--- ..---
from federal agencies and from
their home states, look for tempo-
rary work, here in Florida, pre-
pare/update resumes, and access
other needed services/information
provided on the Internet. The One-
Stop Centers can also refer evac-
uees to Red Cross and FEMA
resources. Evacuees can locate the
nearest One-Stop Career Center by
calling toll-free (866) FLA-2345.
Assistance to be deployed
AWI and the Regional Work-
force Boards are communicating
with officials in the affected states
to determine how best we can
deploy resources to help in com-
munities impacted by Hurricane
Katrina. Mobile One-Stop Centers
are being readied for transit to Mis-
sissippi to provide self-contained
workforce services to hurricane
victims. The Mobile One-Stop Cen-
ters are self-contained vehicles that
provide critical services in locations
where regular services do not yet
exist. Florida's Regional Workforce
Boards who also own similar vehi-
cles have generously offered their
availability. Through a satellite
uplink that connects the onboard
workstations to the agency main-
frame, individuals will be able to
file claims for unemployment com-


p11l l 1U .Zlt1L .llpt.Lo 1 1 1 A 1p1 11it
Katrina. This data will-provide valu-
able planning and recovery assess-
ments by detailing the businesses
and employees impacted in the
path of the storm.
Additional helpful information
and resources can be found on
AWI's disaster recovery internet
site at:
http://www.floridajobs.org/emer-
gency/emergency.html
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation is the lead state work-
force agency and directly adminis-
ters the state's Labor Market Statis-
tics program, Unemployment
Compensation, Early Learning and
various workforce development
programs. The Office of Early
Learning, a division within the
agency, provides oversight of
Florida's school readiness pro-
grams and is the lead entity for
implementing the state's Voluntary
Prekindergarten program.
Workforce development policy
and guidance in Florida is provided
by Workforce Florida, Inc. Work-
force Florida and the Agency for
Workforce Innovation are partners
in the Employ Florida network
which includes 24 Regional Work-
force Boards who deliver services
through nearly 100 One-Stop
Career Centers around the state.


DCF plans to cut child abuse in half
TALLAHASSEE Florida children, while it maps out a strate- Achieving objective
Department of Children and Fami- gy to cut its re-abuse rate in half to Both statewide and local efforts
lies (DCF) Secretary Lucy Hadi has four percent. Some of the out- will address the plan's objectives.
announced the release of Florida's comes that the plan intends to tar- These efforts will create safe envi-
State Plan for the Prevention of get in order to prevent abuse and ronments for all of Florida's chil-
Child Abuse, Abandonment, and neglect include: dren through:
Neglect: July 2005 through June Reduction of babies born Improving childcare, educa-
2010. The plan, is designed to cut with low birth weight rate from 8.5 tion, economic stability, family for-
child maltreatment and re-abuse to five percent. mation, and health.
rates in half within the next five Reduction of child death rate o Implementing meaningful,
years. from 1.8 to one per 1,000. constructive, and responsive cross-
"The prevention plan was Increase in rate of children agency collaborations both
developed in collaboration with with normal Body Mass Index statewide and locally.
state and community partners, and (BMI) from 63.8 to 70 percent. statewide and locally.
that is exactly how we will work to Reduction of homeless chil- Ensuring effective use of state
prevent child abuse as a team," dren from 4.57 to two per 1,000 and community resources.
said Secretary Hadi. "Children are children. Evaluating Florida's progress.
safest when all the partners work Increase in the number of The department convened a 20-
together to prevent child abuse at kindergartners ready to learn from member, interdisciplinary task
every turn." 84 to 95 percent. force to develop the plan with
Outcomes Increase in the number of assistance from the Lawton and
A decrease in child maltreat- children graduating from high Rhea Chiles Center of the Universi-
ment trends indicates DCF's efforts school from 66 to 85 percent. ty of South Florida. The Florida
to safeguard Florida's children Reduction of out of school Interprogram Task Force consists
have been successful; yet, more suspensions for children with of partners from various state
progress is still to come. In Fiscal Severe Emotional Disturbance departments and agencies, com-
Year 2003-2004, 32.3 children per. from35.11 to 34.41 percent. munity alliances, community-
1,000, fell victim to maltreatment, Reduction of youth using illicit based care organizations, Native
an improvement from the two pre- drugs and alcohol from 37.1 to 33.4 American tribes, Prevent Child
vious fiscal years when the mal- percent. Abuse Florida, and parents.
treatment levels were at 34.1 and Increase in counties with a You can review the Florida's
33.5, respectively. Florida has also comprehensive list of community State Plan for the Prevention of
experienced modest improve- resources from 56.7 to 100 percent. Child Abuse, Abandonment, and
ments in re-abuse rates. The five- Increase in the number of Neglect: July 2005 through June
year prevention plan seeks to service providers who meet 2010 by logging on to
reduce the number of child mal- employment performance criteria http://www.teamfla.org/task-
treatment victims to 15 per 1,000 to 100 percent. force.html.

School Menu


Okeechobee County S.D.
Sept. 5 through Sept. 9

Monday, Sept 5
Holiday-No school

Tuesday, Sept 6
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Breakfast burrito
Lunch:
Barbecue pork rib on bun
Smuckers uncrustable
Yellow corn
Fruit Salad

Wednesday, Sept. 7
Breakfast:
.Cereal and Toast
Super donut plus
Lunch:
Spaghetti w/meat sauce/honey
wheat rolls


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Hot ham and cheese sandwich
Tossed salad/ranch home style
dressing
Apple wedges

Thursday, Sept. 8
Breakfast:
Cereal and Toast
Breakfast sausage pizza
Lunch:
Chicken nuggets/honey wheat rolls
hot dog
Vegetable Normady
Chilled peaches

Friday, Sept 9
Breakfast:
Cereal and toast
A+ Cinnamon pancakes
Lunch:


Pizza Day
Stuffed cheese or Pepperoni crust
Fish sandwich
Seasoned green beans
Fruitw/gelatin
Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and
toast; choice of whole, reduced fat
or lowfat chocolate milk
Each lunch includes: choice of one
entree, choice of two (vegetable,
fruit or fruit juice), choice of whole,
reduced fat or lowfat chocolate
milk
Meal prices:
Breakfast: $.75
Reduced: $.30
Lunch $1.25
Reduced: $.40


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AWl to provide aid to storm victims
TALLAHASSEE Susan claims at www.laworks.net pensation and access other needed
Pareigis announced that the "We are doing everything in our services/information provided on
Agency for Workforce Innovation power to immediately provide the Internet.
(AWI) and its partners are commit- relief for our neighboring states
ting resources to assist Hurricane who have been so devastated by Human services
Katrina victims through the coop- Hurricane Katrina," said Susan
eration of local, state and federal Pareigis, Director of the Agency for assistance
agencies. Among the services Workforce Innovation. "Florida's AWl and its workforce partners
being provided are assistance in fil- workforce partners are pulling out are working closely with the Flori-
ing unemployment compensation all the stops to provide direct serv- da Department of Children and
claims, general workforce services ices to evacuees from Alabama, Families to link families with their
and referrals to humanitarian and Mississippi and Louisiana and we services at One Stop locations and
health service agencies. will soon move assets into the elsewhere.
"All Floridians remember the affected region to further assist our
assistance given to us last year by neighbors." Office of Early Learning
our Gulf coastal neighbors, and we terviffice of E y arnng is
are combining all of our resources Otherworkforce SrvilS The Office of Early Learning school
to assist Hurricane Katrina vic- Assistance is being provided in readiness and Voluntary Prekinder-
tims," said Governor Jeb Bush. the Regional Workforce Board's garten services to children from the
"Victims of this storm are finding One-Stop Career Centers. Evac- affected areas.
themselves in need of all types of uees can use the computer
assistance, including unemploy- resource rooms in the Centers to Research Assistance
ment assistance so they can pro- file unemployment compensation AWI's Labor Market Statistics
vide for their families and our state claims and access a variety of other unit is assisting our sister states in
stands ready to assist them in this services. Displaced workers can assessing the business and
critical phase." annlv for assistance to hbe provided mnlo,-mnnt impacts o,-,f -IHurricane


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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
Okeechobee County will meet Sept. 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the Okeechobee
County 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.

Church offers summer activities
Activities are now available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. These activities include: a food bank that is open
Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. Until noon; a martial arts class held
Tuesday through Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday after-
noon from 3 until 4 p.m.; Boy Scouts meet every Monday from 6
until 8 p.m.; Immigration Assistance is available on the third Thurs-
day of every month from I until 5 p.m.; and, soccer is every Tues-
day 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
information, 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 sponsoring 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: American Legion, 501
S.E. Second Ave.; Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.; and
Smith's Computer Service, S.W. Park Street. Ndditiohal collection
points \\ill be made available at a later date. For information, call1
John R. Rooneyat (863) 763-2950 or (863) 763.8971. '

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to
girls and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential preg-
nancy tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parent-
ing classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays 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
education/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.; Semi-
note 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, Tuesday and Thursday,
from 4 until 8 p.m.: One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic educa-
tion/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 class-
es, Monday through Thursday, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes,
Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and, Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., English as a second language,
Tuesday and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.




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Upcoming Events

Monday
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran Church,
750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863) 763-3296.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.Third St.,
at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military informa-
tion available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
Learn types and uses of fifmn, speeds and technology and how to see your
world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Registration is
$20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information.
Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S.
Parrott Ave., at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For information,
contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call (863) 357-
0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the fellow-
ship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For information;,
call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at,7 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member is wel-
come. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7 p.m.
Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to lif. The public
is invited .
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Hos-
pice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a
self-help group that offers support and education for people who have been
diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective
disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.

Wednesday
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion
Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Okeechobee Jaycees would like to wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are
interested in working towards the betterment of our community. For informa-
tion, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600 S.W.
Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-1191.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to Dou-
glas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group Ihat enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. 'For iniormaion, contact Randy or
Larese Maycumber ai i863i '467-0359
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at ihe Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixthn St. It will be a closed discussion
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety in the
Swamp) 50 U.S. 441 S E al me corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5385
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-Mart
parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you may
have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you listen to the
great oldies music.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.FW. Post #4423,
300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invited. For information,
call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are either
directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other women's issues are
also addressed One support group is held every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the
Okeechobee County Health Department auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.
For information, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202.The other support group is
held on each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057
N.E. 14th Ave. For information, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.



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, con-,
tact 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 all1 of
their clothing and toys because the roofs of their homes were
tom off by the heavy winds. The council also received funds
from an anonymous donor and Seminole Elementary School
donated a check that they received from children in Minnesota.
The additional monies granted several families assistance after
the original funds were depleted. Thanks to all the assistance
from the children and families of Okeechobee. Other families
who still requested assistance were referred to the Red Cross.


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Labor Day Rodeo ends today
The Labor Day Rodeo being held at the Qkeechobee Cattlemen's
Association rodeo arena on U.S. 441 N. will end today. The competi-
tion will begin at 2:30 p.m. A parade will also be held Monday, Sept 5,
at 10 a.m. in downtown Okeechobee. For information, call Perri L.
Giafaglione at (863) 697-3113.
Habitat for Humanity will be in park
Habitat for Humanity Okeechobee County will be in Park 2,
booth #218, during Labor Day festivities. 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, I of 8,000, #c249903308-3.

Labor Day Festival scheduled
The annual Labor Day Festival continues today in Flagler Park
from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Among the festivities planned is the Chamber
of Commerce hometown barbecue, arts and crafts booths and food
specialties.

LOAA raising funds for scholarships
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will be participating in
the 2005 Labor Day Festival from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Prizes such as a
guided fishing trip and a .22 magnum Savage rifle with hard case will
be given away. There will also be daily drawings, and new camou-
flage T-shirts will be for sale. Proceeds froimthe-sales will be used to
provide scholarships for Okeechobee High School students, to sup-
port 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, bridesmaid; and,
imagine Al Crank as Lulu Jasper, the flower girl. Food will be prepared
by chefs Morgan and Ritchie. The menu will be hot dogs, chili dogs,
hamburgers, cheeseburgers and baked beans. Eat all you want for a
donation. No take outs will be available on this day. Food will be
served from 12:30 until 3 p.m.

Food donations help Children's Ranch
Radio station Reach FM will hold a Labor Day food collection to
benefit Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E. Until Sept. 5,
non-perishable food items can be left at: Badcock & More; Costopou-
los and Helton, CPA; Morton Agricultural Construction; Nature's
Pantry; Okeechobee Land Company; Okeechobee Mortgage;
Pritchard and Associates and GMAC Real Estate; Rustic Ranch Furni-
ture; Sun Realty; and, Travel Easy RV While you're there, register to
win one of Reach FM's Labor Day give-away prizes. The grand prize is
a trip to Orlando and includes theme park tickets. Many other prizes
- including a gift certificate to a local store, dinner for two, and more
- will also be given away. Check out www.reachfm.org for a full list
of details; or, call (863) 467-8080.
Cattlemen sponsoring parade
Okeechobee Cattlemen's Association, Inc., is sponsoring a Labor
Day parade on Sept. 5. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. The line up
will start at 9 a.m.

Healthy Start group to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition.,
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 information, contact
Executive Director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.

History Center to reopen Sept. 7
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. SixthSt., will reopen Wednesday,
Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The center will also be open Fri-
day, 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 spe-
cific equipmentyou may need. For information during working hours
call (863) 763-6510. During hours the center is closed call (863) 467-
5261, or (863) 357-7711.

Info session on Alzheimer's planned
Donna True, LCSW, from the Alzheimer's Association will be the
guest speaker at Hospice of Okeechobee's Caregiver Support Group
on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. Participants will learn about what they
can do to help themselves and their loved ones cope during this diffi-
cult time. For information, call Enid Boutrin, MSW at (863) 467-2321.
Hospice of Okeechobee is located at 411 S.E. Fourth St.
Diabetes support group to meet
Raulerson Hospital's diabetes support group will meet Thursday,
Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. in the hospital's cafeteria, 1796 U.S. 441 N. This pro-
gram is offered free to the community. For information, call Wanda
Haas, RN, CDE at (863) 763-5093.
Airboat group to meet Sept. 8
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will meet
Thursday, SepL 8, at 6p.m. at the Village Square Restaurant, 301 W
South Park S.. Agenda items include selection of an audit committee,
an update on the 2006 jamboree, additional charitable giving and
report on Labor Day. Visitors are welcome. Call the Andersons at
(863) 763-6069 forinformation.







The Okeechobee News, Monday, September 5, 2005



A new slimy invasive pest takes over Florida


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
One of the visitors to our
recent Pond Appeal program
came as a special invited guest.
She didn't walk in, but came
along in the bottom of a bucket.
At one point, this fist-sized snail
slimed her way off the observa-
tion plate and was headed for
the floor. Now this wasn't a plate
of escargot, but a new slimy
invader in Florida. Hopefully, this
will be the first and last time our
county has a visit from the Chan-
neled Apple Snail, a new inva-
sive pest in Florida.
One kind of applesnail is a
native of Florida freshwater


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SFLORIDA

IFAS EXTENSION
areas. It is the primary food
source of an endangered bird,
the Everglades Kite. Unfortu-
nately, two other kinds of snails
found in Florida are invaders.
Our visitor, named "Tiny" by
local Extension Agents Janet
Bargar and Ken Gioeli, was
found recently in a Vero Beach
canal. If she wasn't executed
after our class, she and her off-
spring would have gotten bigger
and eaten up all kinds of plants


in and around ponds and lakes.
The native Florida applesnail.
(Pomacea paludosa) can be
found anywhere in the Florida
peninsula. It should be consid-
ered a good guy, as it is the prin-
cipal food of the Everglades Kite
(Rostrhamus sociabilis
plumbeus). The native
applesnail has been here since
the end of the Ice Age. It cannot
survive low winter tempera-
tures, so it is not found in north-
ern Florida unless the water is
artificially heated. At full size, it's
slightly bigger than a quarter.
The shape of the spiraling shell
includes a low rounded shell
spike.


4-Hers are Junior Leaders


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Oveecnobee NewsKatrina Elsken
Members of the 4-H Junior Leaders/County. Council were among those honored at the
4-H Awards Banquet on Aug. 27 at Okeechobee High School.


A slightly bigger spiketopped
applesnail (P. bridges) was
introduced into South Florida
from Brazil in the 1950s. They
feed mostly on decaying vegeta-
tion. It doesn't like the cold, so
escaped "spikers" are only
known in Broward, Miami-Dade,
Monroe and Palm Beach coun-
ties. Unfortunately, commercial-
ly bred aquarium varieties, like
the "albino mystery snail", are
sometimes dumped into ponds
and have been recovered as far
north as Gainesville.
However, it is the third
species, the Channeled
applesnail (P. canaliculata) that
is a concern. It grows to be near-
ly twice the size (up to 4 inches)
as the other two species and has
become a serious rice pest in
many countries. Introduced into
South Florida, from Paraguay in
1978, it was also released into
Hawaii and Asian countries. It
also can host a human parasite,
the rat lung worm, making it a
problem for human consump-
tion as Escargot.
The Channeled applesnail
can survive out of water for up to
5 months, and can hibernate in
the mud during cold weather. It
can live for more than two years,
making it desirable as an aquari-
um pet. In Florida, the species
has. been found in warmer
coastal areas like Collier, Hills-
borough, Palm Beach counties.
Recent reports have it-in Semi-
nole County and even in Jack-
sorMille. It is now found in Texas
and California and has caused
alarm there because of their rice
production.
The problem with this critter
is that it feeds aggressively on
many types of aquatic and ter-
restrial plants, such as taro and
rice. But, before the idea of it
beirig used to control aquatic
weeds is brought up, it does not
eat Brazilian Pepper, cattails or
hydrilla.
Besides size, this snail can be
distinguished by the deep groove
or channel between the whorls
of the shell. Another item to look


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Special to the Okeechobee News/Dan Culbert
Meet "Tiny", a Channeled Applesnail. (Note the quarter for an
idea of her size.) The smaller shell is a native, Florida


Applesnail.
for is the grape-like clusters of
pink to red eggs. The females
crawl out of the water and
deposit what looks like pink
caviar on walls or grasses above
the water. Sighting clusters of up
to 1000 pink eggs is the fastest
way to determine if applesnails
are present.
Compared to the eggs of
native. apple snails, those of
"Tiny's" relatives are smaller,
pinker, and more numerous.
Eggs darken and hatch in one to
two weeks, releasing hundreds
of juveniles into the lake. Physi-
cal removal of eggs and adult
snails would help in reducing
the numbers of these invasive
animals.
Although there might be
some local wildlife that will eat
these snails, our predators have
not shown much interest in or
ability to eat them. They threaten
native plants and wildlife by
feeding on the aquatic plants
needed by invertebrates that are
fed on by small fish, which are
themselves eaten by larger fish
like largemouth bass and crap-
pie.
To help slow the spread of
more snails like Tiny, if you have
them in aquariums, don't dump


them into ponds outdoors or
other natural water body. To dis-
pose of unwanted snails, put
them in a sealed plastic bag and
freeze. Once frozen, put them -
still in the bag into the
garbage.
If you discover what you sus-
pect is this invading snail or its
eggs, please report them to the
authorities. Be sure it is not a
native apple snail or its eggs,
which are larger lighter in color
and are fewer in number than
the eggs of the invader. Any pink
egg masses or adults found in
the wild can be easily removed
from hard surfaces near the
water. They can also be bagged
and frozen.
I've placed photos and more
information on our Okeechobee
web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on the Channeled or giant
applesnails, please email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at
458 Hwy 98 North in Okee-
chobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Garden-
ers on Tuesday afternoons from
1 until 5 p.m.


Members of the 4-H Junior
Leaders/County Council were
honored at the Okeechobee
County 2004-2005 Awvards Ban-
quet on Aug. 27 at Okeechobee
High School.
Club, officers were:,President
Samantha McKenna, Vice Presi-
dent Ashley Goggans!'Secretary
Rachel Rock, Treasurer Austin
Pluskot, Reporter/Historian
Jamie Burnham, Parliamentari-


an Joy Burnham and Chaplain
Kelsev Burnham.
Samantha McKenna
received the 100 percent Atten-
dance award.
Record .book recognition
went to Jamie Burnham,'
Nathan Canidler, Srmantha
McKenna, Emilie Lege, .Joy
Burnham, Aiustin Pluskott,
Lindsey Rucks, Raychel Ray-
bon, Kelsey Burnham, Alex


Pluskott and Ashley Goggans.
All 4-Hers who are interest-
ed in becoming a part of the
Okeechobee County Council
are involved to attend the first
meeting on Sept. 19, at 7 p.m.
Those who are officers in other
4-H Clubs are especially
encouraged to join. New Coun-
ty Council officers will be elect-
ed at the Sept. 19 meeting.1


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467-1545
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312 S.W. 2nd St.
763-8391 -"
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205 S.W. Park St.
357-1199
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AUTO
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3585 Hwy. 441 N.
768-2666
5% OFF on selected maintenance services
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BEAUTY SUPPLIES
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COMPUTER PARTS
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COMPUTER REPAIR
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6 BUSINESS The Okeechobee News, Monday, September 5,2005


I.I.I. provides
NEW YORK Travel insur- or tour operator go
ance provides financial protection Specific travel reiat
for pre-paid vacations in the event can be purchased
of sudden illness, a catastrophic together as a package
hurricane or even a terrorist the l.I.I.
attack, says the Insurance Infor- Following is a lisi
nation Institute (1.I.I.). major types of travel
"If a hurricane destroys your Trip cancellation i
vacation destination, you can pur- This reimburses
chase insurance coverage to pro- cruise line or tour o
tect your financial investment in out of business. It a
the trip," says Jeanne M. Salva- coverage if you have
tore, senior vice president and trip due to sickness,a
consumer spokesperson for the family or another typ
I.I.I. "There may also be coverage listed in the policy. I
if there is a terrorist incident with- you or an immediate
in 30 days of departure to the city ber become seriously
you are traveling to or the city during the trip, mr
where you are departing from, reimburse you for
travel insurance will provide portion of the vacati
financial protection." type of coverage a
Policies can also provide insur- protection if your
ance protection if you need to stolen. The cost is ge
cancel your trip in the event you seven percent of the
are seriously injured or the cruise vacation, so a $5,00


tip
es bankrupt.
ed coverage
or bundled
ge, points out
t of the three
insurance:
insurance
you if the
operator goes
ilso provides
to cancel the
a death in the
pe of disaster
n addition, if
family mem-
y ill or injured
lost policies
the unused
on. Often this
Iso provides
baggage is
nerally five to
e price of the
00 trip would


s for purchasing
cost roughly $250 to $350 to Emergency medical assistance
insure. This.provides insurance and
Trip cancellation insurance is medical assistance for travelers.
very different from the cancella- For example, it would cover you if
tion waivers that many cruise and you had to be airlifted to a hospi-
tour operators offer. Waivers are tal due to a hiking accident, or if
relatively inexpensive, costing you had to stay for a prolonged
approximately $40 to $60. They period of time in a foreign hospi-
provide coverage if you have to tal. It also provides coverage if you
cancel the trip, but they have get seriously sick or injured and
many restrictions, need to be flown to a better med-
For example, waivers must be ical facility than is available where
purchased when you book the you are vacationing.
trip and they will usually not cover Before purchasing this type of
you immediately before depar- coverage, check with your own
ture (the time period during health insurance carrier to find
which most people cancel) or out what type of coverage you
after the trip has begun. Most already have. when traveling
importantly, waivers are not insur- abroad and whether there are any
ance. Cancellation waivers are limits. Also, ask if the policy will
not regulated by the state depart- pay to fly you home or to a coun-
ment of insurance, so if your tour try with first-rate medical care.
or cruise operator gets into finan- Accidental death
cial difficulty you may not be able This provides a variety of cov-
to collect. erage if you or a family member


travel insurance


die on the trip. Generally, if you
have a good life insurance plan or
have made other financial provi-
sions for your loved ones, this
may be duplicate insurance, so
check that you actually need it
before purchasing accidental cov-
erage.
"Before purchasing travel
insurance, it is very important that
you understand what disasters
are going to be covered," says Sal-
vatore. "You need to ask yourself
why you need the coverage. For
instance, if your primary concern
is that you may get sick or injured
prior to the trip or after the trip has
begun, make sure you under-
stand how you would be reim-
bursed for this type of situation."
The I.I.I. also suggests that you
ask the following questions
before purchasing travel insur-
ance:
Is the travel insurance com-


pany licensed by the state insur-
ance department where I live?
What disasters are covered
and are there any restrictions?
Do I have coverage through
a credit card or another insurance
policy?
What type of assistance does
the insurer provide in the event of
a medical emergency or other dis-
aster?
How is the reimbursement
determined?
You can purchase travel insur-
ance from a travel agent or direct-
ly from an insurer that specializes
in this type of coverage. More
information on travel insurance
can be found at the I.I.I.'s website
www.iii.org.
The Insurance Information
Institute is a non-profit, commu-
nications organization supported
by the property/casualty insur-
ance business.


Habitat c


This week, in Knoxville, Tenn.,
Habitat for Humanity completed
its 200,000th house built world-
wide a house that represents
the one million people now living
in Habitat homes they helped to
build and are buying, or have
already paid off.
Even as they mark this mile-
stone, the need for healthy, afford-
able housing remains great.
While the 200,000th house in
Tennessee gave much cause to
celebrate, the 200,001st house -
dedicated just 24 minutes later in
Kanyakumari, India is a
reminder that there are more
houses to build.
The local, all-volunteer-run
Okeechobee Chapter of Habitat
for Humanity invites others to join
in celebrating completion of
200,000 homes and the one
million people now living in those
houses-by lending a helping hand
to others: families still hoping,
working and praying for the day
they, too, will have a decent place
to call home. As a result of the
community's generous donations
of time, materials and money, the


U.S. Sugar
The nine days of Thanksgiving
week will be a busy time for South
Florida walkers as they participate
in the 14th annual Big "0" Hike.
This year the hike will start in
Pahokee (at the north end of the
Pahokee Marina) at 8 a.m., on Nov.
19, and will go north continuing
around the lake to arrive back at
Pahokee on Nov. 27. The U.S. Sugar
Corporation of Clewiston'is the sole
sponsor of this walking event
which is South Florida's longest.
The Big "0" Hike is a series of nine
days of walking. Each daily walk
varies in length from nine to four-
teen miles.
This event is organized each
year by the Loxahatchee Chapter of
the Florida Trail Association. The
hike aims to highlight cities and
towns around the lake and to
increase awareness of the Florida
National Scenic Trail (a hiking trail
the length of Florida).
For information, contact Paul
Cummings at (561)963-9906.


completes its 200,000th house
Okeechobee Habitat for Humani- pletion of their first home but how you can help call (863) 357-
ty chapter is getting closer to com- more help is needed. To find out 1371.


w,-, a1g.-A s Nw' wMw- r ;r w-awm 'A: ..- '
Special to Okeechobee News
(From left) Walker Dingus and Lawrence Perez, Jr. deliver roof shingles to the house being
built in town by local volunteers with the Okeechobee chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Mark Ronkko, owner of Big Lake Roofing, generously donated the shingles for the house.


Corporation sponsors Big '0' Hike


Special to Okeechobee News
Paul Cummings and Jim Auchterlonie of the Florida Trail Association and Judy Sanchez,
director of Corporate Communications for the U.S. Sugar Corporation of Clewiston are mem-
bers of the Big 0 Hike sponsored by the U.S. Sugar Corporation.


HCA reports status of


hospitals after Katrina


NASHVILLE, TENN. HCA
(NYSE: HCA) reports that its three
affiliated hospitals located in the
New Orleans market and one affil-
iated hospital in Gulfport, Miss. all
sustained damage from Hurricane
Katrina. Two are currently being
evacuated and two have remained
operational.
"The personal devastation cre-
ated by this disaster is far more sig-
nificant than the Company's prop-
erty losses experienced in
Louisiana and Mississippi," stated
Jack 0. Bovender, HCA's Chair-
man and CEO. "Our hospital med-
ical, staffs, employees and volun-
teers have displayed exceptional
courage and dedication during
this difficult period. The Compa-
ny's disaster teams and volunteers
from other HCA hospitals are
working tirelessly to provide sup-
port to those hospitals and per-
sonnel affected by this horren-
dous event." We have told all our
affected employees they will


remain on payroll indefinitely and
will, if they desire, relocate them
and provide them with employ-
ment at other HCA facilities across
the country.
HCA's temporary staffing
agency, All About Staffing, has
sent nurses to support Garden
Park Medical Center in Gulfport,
Miss. and Women's and Chil-
dren's Hospital in Lafayette, La. All
About Staffing has nurses staged
in various cities around the coun-
try ready to be sent to HCA hospi-
tals as needed.
HCA also announced today a
donation of $1 million to the
American Red Cross for disaster
relief for victims of Hurricane Kat-
rina. The Company previously had
given $1 million to the HCA Hope
Fund, a fund created to help HCA
employees in time of crises. The
Company will also match employ-
ee donations to the fund dollar for
dollar. This brings total disaster
relief cash donations to $2 million.


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Fish feeders
Automatic fish feeders have been installed at both ends of
the pier at Lock 7 to attract fish to the area. These feeders
were paid for from a grant funded by Fish America
through the FLW-Wal-Mart Bass fishing program. The
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) worked with the county to have these feeders
installed and will maintain these feeders which are set to
automatically release fish food at programmed intervals.


Sports Briefs


OHS sports
seats on sale


Gold seats and reserved seats
are now on sale for O.H.S. sports.
The cost of a gold seat. is $100
and entitles the holder to admis-
sion to all home Brahman games
with the exception of state-spon-
sored activities such as bowl
games, jamborees or playoffs.
Reserved seats entitle the holder
to admission to all home Brahman
football games. The cost of the
reserved seats is $40 per seat.
For information on where to
obtain tickets, contact Mike Rade-
baugh at (863)462-5025.

Swimmers to help
victims of Katrina
The Okeechobee High School
swim team will hold a swim-a-thon
fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 10, from
8:30 until 10:30 a.m. to raise money
for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.


Swimmers will be in the water
swimming laps at the Okeechobee
County Sports Complex swimming
pool, 580 N.W 27th Lane, for two
hours or 5,000 yards (50 football
fields) whichever comes first. A
donation or sponsorship of any
amount will greatly help the team.
For information call (863) 467-
7667 from 3:30 until 6 p.m. and ask
for assistant coach Lindsay.

Team Trail
slate announced
The remaining tournament
dates for the Okee-Tantie Team
Trail bass tournaments are Sept. 11
and Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take place
on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations can be
made at the Wanta-Linga Motel or
at the dock on the day of the tour-
nament.


For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863)763-1020.

Touchdown Club
seeks new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this club
is to promote pride, respect, spirit
and unity among the O.H.S. players
and student body, staff, coaches,
families and the business commu-
nity.
Anyone interested in the foot-
ball program at O.H.S. is invited to
join. Bronze membership is $300;
silver membership is $600; gold
membership is $900; and, plat-
inum membership is $1,200.
A portion of each membership
goes to the general athletic fund,
and another portion goes into a
scholarship trust.
For information, call Brahman
head football coach Chris Bran-
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 2,
through Thursday, Sept. 8, are as
follows:
Theatre I "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.
Theatre II "Transporter 2" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "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.
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
Facility, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle main-
tenance facility is open from 8
a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m.
until 5 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day. It is closed on weekends and
holidays. Only recyclable materi-
als such as newspaper, aluminum
and metal cans, corrugated card-
board, glass jars and bottles and
plastics #1 through #7 are
accepted at the public facilities.
Items not accepted include: plas-
tic 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 Rowland, county
solid waste manager, at (863)
763-1811; or,'Waste Management
of Okeechobee at (863) 357-0111,
or (863) 763-4818.
Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others
the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red
Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed External Defibrillation, and
HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the Amer-
ican Red Cross at (863) 763-2488
to find out more..
Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volun-
teers to serve as advocates for res-
idents of nursing homes and
assisted living facilities. Volun-
teers are specially trained and cer-
tified to investigate and resolve
resident complaints and to carry
out inspections of facilities.
Licensed social workers, pharma-
cists, elder law attorneys, physi-
cians, nurses and others with a
sincere interest in the elderly are
urged to apply. Call Linda Slattery
at (772) 595-1385.
Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Mar-
garet 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. Applica-
tions may be picked up at the Pen-
nySaver, St. Vincent's, Salvation
Army or Animal Control. For infor-
mation, call (772) 283-4137 or
(772) 336-0339.
Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against rabies
required and Okeechobee City.
Ordinance 4-26, vaccinations. All
dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months
and older must be vaccinated
once a year by a licensed veteri-
narian against rabies with a Unit-
ed States Government approved
vaccine. Animal licenses are pur-
chased at the Animal Control
facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)
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NEED: Child Care for my chil-
dren (9 mo. & 3yr old) 4-6hrs
a day on Mon./Wed./Fri., Need
References. 863-697-6690

FOUND: Earring on dyke be-
tween Lot 7 & Taylor Creek.
,.(863)467-6250
LADIES RING found vic. of
Subway in LaBelle. Please
call .to identify.
(863)885-1422
SIAMESE.adult cat, vic. of
1695 rJV 41in St., off of Hwy
98, Call to identity.
(863)634-8490
Utility Trailer, vie. 01 L-Cross
on 8 21 it rignilul owrier
please call to idenniiv
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LOST: man that bought L
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,,please call regarding miss-
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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


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


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

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j Land Clearing Co. seeking
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Immediate openings, Good Pay
I w/Bonuses. (561)784-8525 or email
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RED NOSED PIT- F, 5mo old,
Vic. of.Treasure Island area.
Missing since eve of Aug 30th
863-697-2650 Reward
REWARD! Missing Tan & Eml ymI1ment 205
White male pitbull, neutered, Employment -
cropped ears, Fri., 8/26, on Medical 210
441 near Hester Aluminum, Employment -
answers to Tank, Beloved Part-Time 215
Pet. (863)699-1918 Employment
'I_ Wanted 220
I I Job Information 225
GIivewy 1 Job Training 227
Sales 230
CUR MIX, 5 males, 2 mos.
old, free to good home. ACCEPTING
(863)763-4826 APPLICATIONS FOR:
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long hair. Free to good Call863-946-9111
norne (863)673-1877 AUTO ACCESSORY
SWEET POTATO VINES: White INSTALLER NEEDED
& Orange. Free, you haul. Must be mechanically
(863)675-3256 inclined. Apply In person
Tuesday-Thursday
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(863)763-4600 265 Hwy. 98 North
NO phone calls please!
USED CAR BED, Stroller, High D.F.W.
chair, More. 863-675-4216 BARTENDERS
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Benefits Available.
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Activity Aid
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ASSISTANT MANAGER
$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume to
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EXPERIENCED COOKS,
SERVERS & HOSTESS
Competitive Wages.
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BP TECHNOLOGY INC.
Is looking for help on
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F/T: FORK LIFT DRIVER.
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CARPENTERS NEEDED
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CLASS A & B DRIVERS
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Must be dependable.
Call Dennis 800-419-1842 for more information.


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
For Hair Stylists and,
Nail Technicians
Exp. pref but not necessary
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Lawn Service Now Hiring
Must haveiin. 1 yr. exp.
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valid dr. lic., over 18, willing
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NOW HIRING EXPERIENCED
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Busylaw office needs legal secretary.
Seeking responsible, well-organized individual
with excellent typing & phone skills.
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Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs.
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Benefits Available,
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Babysitting 405
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Medical Services435




O'CONNELL
CONSTRUCTION
SERVICES. INC.
License #.CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Scren Ron'-. Ca rpo'is
Rcurroo Additniu.i
Fiorida Roomv.-
Alumrinum Root Over
18B631634-2044



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock &
Bob CaltWork.
Call 863-467-4734


Merchandise



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




AIR HANDLER, Trarne 2 5 i.
220 voll winri heal i150-
a6 1675.5929s


DESK- Heavy solil wood 5
drawer Srmdll, Adull si e,
Good : ondition $.30

DESK- Heavy -oil wood 5
irjwer. S miTall Adull sie
Good ;,rldnlii.rn '},J5
.,63198'13.i a48
ENGRAVED GOLD LOCKET-
19,40 Win C rhan holds 2
piclure; 1.21
1863198'7.1848
SCALES & WEIGHT., Weigul
,i grarri: very naccurale. An.
lique 1275 (8631467-1328


DRYER, white, Iwe riw, greal
conaiiioil wirks u.uod, .65
163i763-5218
FREEZER. Frigidaire, Upriari
Evelirii corndilion $2001
(8631357-0765
FREEZER, KENMORE. Uprigl,l
Good condition 1-300 or
besti 'oir Cjll Ramses ai
18631673-0645
WASHER & DR/ER IF'ro-
panel, Fenermore Just over 1
yr. old LarQe capacirv $300J
ior toilr 561-7234-1466 Cell
WASHER. Whirlpool, ne-vy
duty. 6 i:cly almond very
goil corrid $75
1863|63F.F.1'7
WASHER/DRYER, & Micro.
wave- Good cOriidihon r$125
will separate
I8631467-1547
WASHER/DRYER, Kenmore
Super Capacr.v Plus. while,
2 yrs :ld. $375
18630467-b821



STEEL BUILDING- To be,
moved 40,.60'., $1255 or,
best oher 18631675-03-9
Find it rastec Sell it sooner
in the classified


Sulie 0525
TANNER- Soliel, 28 Sport.
$2250. New never used. Call
Cairhy 863.69,-1123


MIAMI SUN- wreel ,nile.
,. i: ni iajpe. 1, l50.




SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955 26'
IiM i ne1w s 5 3n 5 i 10.0







BOOKS- 1150 Ci vifIJ Creer4

na:. 1-11: s .05ri 0 I'
Clr 11l l36 1:94 1-i'-i4



ALUMINUM PAN ROOFING
l r 3 11 oI r w I i .ll
l863|h75. C0" Ljaelk
BROWN RIDGE GAP- lJew.
Sici 2i ,juge 50j11 l ,120

GAL HURRICAIN PANEL
Appro, *5 0 610, 9 1,500 lor
all t 11l i35 -1:.-1:1.1



INSULATION REMOVER
Prclep orinal arrid hririe i' re
mI v willingg iliuialln ri
$4.4 0 1863)357-1:1401



BOY'S CLOTHES- ilmo-2T
Laroe assirlnitii E-c( (Crn
,.120. Iaes 311 i r will separ3r
ale i863t763-611


COINS. US PROOF & MINT
SETS. 17 FProol *0-.88 1-i
Minis '62-'92 nLin<:'ri Penriie
& rrmiire .500 561A.i24.8292


Football & Baseball Crl Ciol-
iler.iiri $500 ,or ti,';i i:'ffr
Ci lli 6 b e8943



COMPUTER, 16' moriiori
printer lo1 1 .jilsi world .
great.' 150 186314EI.- -6805
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win.
Ilow '*.P MS Oi:i- t iy.-
Db:.3rd i :'u :e; mrnilur
i.175 186318 b-I015Ul
GATEWAY COMPUTER wiln
printer $2' 50 rne' Call
ib3-b64-i)j.iij.4
PRINTER Crinirn. iranii
new -lillI i 0i 1 40
l2 39|d89'3-S6J6



COMMERCIAL KILN, P:iurini
aible &t M, r 1.300 lor ,au
will sp 86b1467-81 7


BED FRAME Wooden lainMI
Si,z rieadbuij ilijal jiCuoord
gc d I cinditirin 1.21
18631824-8749
BED IN BAG Twin 51se Ha.
waiianr Trime 'S.pi:5 1.15
(8.J63)634-5u38
BOOK SHELF 611 .i3ll :,.
$.1018631824-02276


BR SUITE-Spt, tall oval.
nrbd/ilbd, 5 drawer chest,
dresser w/swinging mirror,
carved leg vepv sturdy, $500
,86 4i;-3) 6,- .


BUNK,BEDS, Wooden, Built in
shelves, 5 drawer; Oesk
350 86.-467-9027 or
S863-634-2937 ater 5pm


COMFORTER SETS twn (2)
camouflage, w/ blanket,
sheets, pil. cases, curtains &
shelves $100 863-447-0965
Dining Table. -4' round
. glass, 4 unrinii,-ij ,:rr rn
casters, $100.
(863)674-0898
DINNING ROOM TABLES (2)
$50 for both, will sep. Nice
shape. (863)467-6088
END TABLES (2) solid wood,
w/ pull out drink/plate .hold-
e. 180 or best offer
i ) 4 5i.i1' 1
KING SIZED BED- Head-
board, Mattress, complete,
Very nice $100

RATTAN GLASS TOP TBL & 2
,;hairs $50 (863)467-2532
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&
WATERBEDS-, King (full set)
& Queen $500 tll ir-
aiei86;:i6,:-2754
Wine Rack, 31x78, 4 shelves,
black metal & oak counter,




CLUB CAR. 9,. Ec.( .rid,
,oi,.,:i tban c raripr, !.1 5 9
.,1, .1 0 S.. -.2.1.. .
EASY GO Good cond. good
ri llier v : ari 1e $ 99

,us3)Su.pplies0


AR-15 BUSHMASTER 223
.all Carbin 'u hiom n l ri igiQ r,
jictCEuc y rail A: 'style. 'W.uOO

REMINGTON 1100- Automatic
i.hoi gun w' 26' RHemcriO,,e
oarreil 8, ynineriitic :
$;21 86] 19020381



HEATING OIL .. TAIIV' 275
131g $ 500 .iiL 63 .4tu 0


SCOOTER- Gorlderi Alariii
rrioii,)zeij i i, r fiew w war-
larjlv 0D11 .6 ac] 1,6 I asin gi
.i.130 ri, le86.3135,-2233


BIRDFEEDER, $38 ofr te.l 1-
er (75,13. -1.1
CHRISTMAS TREE- 6 1/2',
Blue n Tirunii hil., alls & iiie
kirl 1. 5 1:1 l
i861146,-8 0u.I.
FUEL TANK, 30i0 Qjllori wmil
pump, 1.400 ir Iu Oiher
I36 |67 .F.,56 ie)ve I ,me v -

NEXTEL i275 C.imer
Priorie only 3 morniii ,; oIl
$80 or t. I I ,: I II e r
t83)69242 b.4'2
PRINTER DOCK Kodak, for
dliiii cam Wrl( wi w '60O00,
1i001C.i )O1 i 7 .1:il'i, 1600',
701 i.10186).1697-2422 '
WATER SOFTENER & FILTER,
Sears, programmable, 2 yrs.
old p1 3 ),1257 -eill or $600
i863iC67 1860



BASS GUITAR- Hew railicni
5 .sirirg Pe.il wriilr Brari'l
niew $250 9S4-275-8111 o[r
0863)j-357115;76
DRUM SET, B'r TAMA, Brand
new syboiDi & stands.
1863) 63. 3.,ri .
MOUNTAIN DULCIMER- Ex-
cellent condition, with case.
asking $200. or best offer.
i863i46,._8548



OFFICE COPIER, F'ONICA
2125 1.500 or bOS oi)iier
863)4b67-3000


AFFEN PINCHER, female,
great for senior home, $200.
(863)983-6537
AFRICAN GREY CONGO
Hand fed $900
(863)673-2483
AMAZON PARROT
Hind, FeJ $650
38-2467 -4.'
AMERICAN PITBULL PUPPIES.
6 males, 6 females.
Call 863-634-3508 or
863-634-5620
Australian Blue & Red Heeler
Pups, 10 weeks, working
parents on premises, $300.
(863)227-0071/227-1111 .
BEAGLE- Tri-colored, Female,
8 mo old, CKC reg. Loves
Kids $200. Call
863-763-2749 or 801-4193
BOA SNAKE- Red Tail & rats,
$150. Please call
863-763-8380 after 5pmr
Ask for Susan
FERRETS, 1. Male, 1. Female,
EI.lrriTne ly T im E w t-Ira
LirQg, c' '. rv 'IIa,.e 1,01) or
besi onir 1'86 3):,7 65.
FISH.TANK 75 gallon w/ light
& accessories $100
(863)675-7878
FISH TANKS (201 2': 5's &
10's. Including Accessories.
$150. (863)357-1775
PARROT- Congo African Gray
Baby. Hand tamed, 3 mo.
old. $9,50. neg.
3 244. ,.,71
POMERANIANS- 1-male lyr
old,' 1-Female 2 yrs old,
Breedirig pair AFr F-i$600,

RED NOSED PITBULL 5 mo
old, all riois up 10 date
140i 1863i1447-i 965
SHIH TZU PUPPY AI: re,]
Cnrampion loodliri, Grieal
w.'ids 5 irlrr. 10ij i.ji3000 u
Deil owner l 8f(. )467.89b
TANKS 555 gal o,- .aiumrinrum
.rano 10 gal on wrougril
ion iiand & 20 igal 1'125 lor
311 will sep i36JJ)6.7-02-4
YOUNG DOVES- various colJ-
Ors $20 Ca Cn
186:3| F75.62l4 jli4 i 6prn



WATER HEATER: Jusl yr
old. 40 gallonn F Pd 1.27:
Asking .125 o' tiesil oir
561-723-44lbb ell



ABOVE GROUND POOL 2411
diameterl 1 all :e.L;orie .
musttap adownr & n)ul
$550 (86316,5.3236
HOT TUB- Like new E.C ilriil
Cirl0ililiO 18 |Id e 5 Seal1 6
adults .2500
(863)983-7751



AIR HOCKEY TABLE, Tourffd-
ment size. Like new w/pucks
& handles, etc. Pd. $1100,
Snow .5.r0 1863)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 L.i;ure
. Criampionsinp Tourrnarnieni sz.
wall accessories. Good con-
dition $550 (863)357-1572._



CAR CD PLAYER. Pioneer
DEH.P470H, his G M-Cnrys-
lerS, rerails .290, sell $2010.
t86'.)357.044.8
JVC CD Remote, SMXJ101,
$15 or best offer..
(863)467-0987
STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg.
Call 863-67.4-0304.



TV, 32" TornhDa, l yr old,
}300. (863)467-6821


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



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





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



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


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


WANTED: Horse Round Pen
or Panels. (954)214-8877 or
(863)824-8787

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
Uvestock 855
Poultry, Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants.'
Flowers 865


-.
MARE 14yis old. ,rilo Nice
horse. 13i)(i 7 .,,:713
MINIATURE HORSE & CART
w/leather harness. $1200.
(561)798-3674
MUSTANG- Mare, 5 yr old,
halter broke $700.
(863)655-3436
REG. MINI, 5 mo. old stallion.
Chestnut w/white. Very pretty
w/exc. build. 30i builil ii small
pckg. $950 (863)824-0522
REG. MINI, Tricolor paint
,iailii ,] mjr- Guoiirr ou uu r,.
'a til yi ,li er.i ir l ye.-'., u ,
Gentle. $1500 863)824-0522
Join all the people who
say, "I -sold it in the
classifieds"



LAWN MOWER Poulan Pro,
1h. BiQ; .', Srir ,on eng.
g.rige e1ipl l.1 l51U or tiea l
ont. i Sh6 i 1,.i.N ;
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Appro. 2'011 $1400 lor all.
will s: p Will D0 liv0 r
t86bi.5.202', 261-4999
RIDING LAWN MOWER 98
Snapper, Runs good, like new'
condilion $600 ,r best offer
863)51*7. 117
RIDING LAWN MOWER- .Inri
Clieri Hydra Se.ar~. as ] -ed-
er i. (ull j1 wn mo i, r
$7u00 will ep J 063-57-6456


BULL & HEIFER CALF-
healthy and.de wormed
$350 (305)807-2500.


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos,
Townhoupes 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



FURNISHED APT- all uutilies
paid, mature adults only, No
jieIS on wilr C0 ii tb ween
9.7 pmn l. v I .16313.7-20114
OKEECHOBEE, 1BR Apt., un-
furnished, elec. & water pro-
vided, $600 mo., 1st & sec.


(863)357-3318/610-0861


BASSWOOD, 2BR/1BA, newly
renovated, incl. washer/dry-
er, 1st, last & sec.,dep,
$800 mo. (561)793-4860
BASSWOOD, 3BR/2BA, $1200
mo., 1st, last & security, Call
for appointment
863-697-1465.
OKEE- 2br, 1ba in Ancient
Oaks No pets. Non smoking
envr. $775. mo, util. + Sec
dep & ref. 772-708-4422
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR, 1BA, w/
screened room, elec. boat lift,
on water, completely turn.,
$1100 mo. + sec. dep.
863)763-6886/447-1093.
Okeechobee, 2BR/2BA,
Ig. fam. rm., screen rm. on the
water w/dock, club house,
$1100 mo. (863)381-6937


OKEECHOBEE 3br, 1 ba.
New roof, new flooring, fenced
yard. $99,900. Please call
(863)697-1425

Mobile Homes



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




POWER CORD- For a Mobile
Home. 4 wire, 22' long. $60.
(863)357-5754
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.



OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba,
$750, 1st, last & sec, Small
wive ,,w rii,,.
TREASURE ISLAND, 2/2, Fur-
nished. Avail. now. Very pri-
vate lot w/screen porch, etc.
$875 mo. 863-357-3639



Furnished Mobile in Mobile
Home Park, 3BR, 1 1/2BA,
Fla. rm., storage room, new
a/c, very clean, asking
$15,500. Call (772)879-2879
LARKEE LAKE, 3BR, 2BA,
1800 s.f., Double lot, 2-Living
rooms, 2-Carport's, $120K
neg. 863-467-4449
MOBILE HOME FOR SALE,
1989 Single.Wide, 2 BR, 2 BA,
Good cond. Must be moved.
$12,500; (863)634-7737
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA 1/2 acre
Garage, fenced yard.
1850 NE 103rd Ave.
$140,000 (863)634-3009


Recreation


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


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



ARROW GLASS, '84, 18', cen-
ter console, 115hp Yamaha,
clean mtr., solid boat,
$2500. (561)924-8292
BASS BOAT, Ranger 83, 18'
Ft., 150 hp Mercury, 651b trol-
ling motor, 2) fish finders, 3)
new batteries, new lower unit
& additional new items. $4000
or best offer. (863)467-6621
BASS TRACKER BOAT -16ft
w/ troller motor & trailer, no
motor, rated for 50h/p $1000
(863)824-0373
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.
GLASSSTREAM PRO BASS-
'92, 50 hp, Trailer, Trolling
motor w/pedal control Depth
finder $3500 941-426-3781
GRUMMAN ALUMINUM- 14',
V Haul, Trailer, 25hp Merc,
Trolling motor. $1500
(561)352-7275
JON BOAT, 10 Ft. w/trailer,.
motor & trolling motor. Extra's
included. $800. or best offer.
Call (863)763-0280 anytime.
JON BOAT, 14 Ft. w/ galv.
trailer. 9.9 Johnson, New
seats, Live well. Runs great.
$650. (863)801-3527
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, O/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000,
(863)697-1645.
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.
OKEE 32' Franklin, w/FI/Rm,
Very good cond. Taylor
Creek, Lot 87 $1500. Must
be moved. (314)293-2227



BOAT MOTOR, Johnson 5 hp,

Brand new condition. Only
used 4 hrs. Pd. $1500, Ask-
ing. $500. (863)697-6109


SUPER POCKET YAMAHA R6
replica, practically ti, rnd ,i,-w.
with all stickers $710N) or t:i':
offer (863)464-0542
YUMBO, starter motorcycle,
200cc, good beginner bike,
$2500. (863)801-4949


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birth to age nine.


HONDA 250 FOURTRAX '87, 4
Wheeler, Runs excellent.
New tires & brakes. $1500.
(863)634-1479
SUZUKIE 125 3 Wheeler w/re-
verse. $500. (863)634-3029


Automobiles



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



CADILLAC BROUGHAM 1989,
4 Door, 71K mis., Good on
as. Clean inside/out. Asking
2450. (863)467-4043
FORD F150 XLT 2001, 4 Dr.,
2wd, 91K mis., Power every-
thing. $15,000 or best offer.
239-229-2267
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 mis. 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 TOWNCAR, 1988 -
Exc. cond., black rag top, new
tires, cold a/c, $1800.
863-357-2834/891-6033.
OLD'S CUTLASS SUPREME-
'91, All power, low miles, 4
door, Runs great. $1500.
(863)634-2582
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
PONTIAC SUNFIRE, '97,
conv., 4 cyl., cold air,
$2500. (863)381-0432
TOYOTA CAMRY- '93, Needs
some work, $1000. or best
offer. (863)467-8038
,TOYOTA TERCEL '91 needs
transmission. $250 or best
oifer (8631234-1757


VOLKSWAGON 1978 Con-
vertible. Needs work. $500.
(863)357-2573







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FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4,
Runs needs work & paint job.
Plays hard in mud. Tough
truck $1500 (863)763-8725.
FORD RANGER 1984, 2.8 V6,
4x4, Runs great, owner pur-
chased newer vehicle.
$1300. (863)381-0432
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs and
looks good $2000.
863-673-0920/675-9243.



FORD 1 TON '86 lift gate,
PTO, 11ft utility body $1200
(863)467-8511


CAR DOLLY, fits all vehicles,
$450. (863)382-9222
CLEAR HEADLIGHTS w/cor-
ners for '98 Expedition,
$125. Call 239-634-9339.
CONVERTIBLE BOWS- Fits
Jeep Wrangler '97 & up$60.
(863)675-4409


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
RIMS, 17" Manta Ray, Uni-
versal four lug. Brand new!
Very Nice! $600. or best offer.
Call Ramses (863)673-0645
TIRES (4)- new, M+S
LT245/75R17 Continental
Contract $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
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today 's paper. Have
you looked for it?


CHEVY 350 '94- 4dr, 1 ton,
good work truck, $2500
(863)357-6202/261-4999.
DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs
good, new parts, fiberglass
work body w/ladder rack.
$1500 (863)655-0030.

FORD F150 '81 2 wheel
drive, auto, whole or for
parts, $500 (863)763-5067
FORD F150 '91 XLT, auto,
V8, cold ac, runs great, many
new parts including new tires
$2500 (863)697-2032
FORD F250, '83- 351 Wind-
sor, 8" lift, body in good
shape, $2000 or bet offer.
(863)634-5368
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 XLT, '87, with
extra cab, runs good, 5 spd.,
$800. (863)382-9222
MITSUBUSHI- '86, 2 W/D, 4
cyl, Standard $850. or best
offer. (863)632-9166


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GMC 1500 PICKUP TRUCK,
'85, runs good, body & in-
terior in good shape, $2500
neg. (863)634-7098
NISSAN PICKUP 1997, 2 wd.,
5 spd., Ice Cold Air, 4 cyl.
Excellent condition. $2500
(863)632-9166
Toyota Pickup, '85, ext. cab, 4
whl dr., lifted on 35x12.5,
system, custom paint,
$1800 neg. (863)801-9441


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


DODGE CARAVAN, '94- new
tires, runs good, needs trans
work, $300.
(863)655-0030.
FORD AEROSTAR, '91, 4x4,
good motor & trans., for
parts only, $350 or best of-
fer. (863)763-0812
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NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR
COLLECTION OF FIRE RESCUE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS
Notice is here given th Ithe County Commission of Okeechobee County wil
conduct a pulic neanng lo consider te imposion or annual tire rescue special
assessments for the provision of fire rescue services, programs, and facilities
within the unincorporated area of Okeechobee County that constitutes the Okee-
chobee County Municipal Service Benefit Unit lor Fire Rescue Services.
The haine witle heldat 5e01 on So temr 05 the Cmmis-
sion Shamoers, u eecnobee Coouty ;ourthouse, 304 NWznd Street, uKeecno-
bee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed
assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing
and to file written objections with the County Commission within 20 days of this
notice. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commis-
sion with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a
record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is
made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made.
In accordance with the Amencans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact
the County at (863) 763-6441 prior to the date of the hearing.
he sessent ehparel e ntl se rperty will be based upon
he to nu erta m on 'welnrg un r atbne to latparr e
Ceies of the ire Rescue Assessment Ordinance the Initial Assement Reso-
lon, the Fia Assessmen Resoeluon, me proposed Annual aoe vesolutionIor
the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2005 and the updated Assessment Roll are
available for inspection at the office of the County Administrator located at 304
NW 2nd Street, Room 106, Okeechobee, Florida.
The aas tents ,II be c1nt, n a Ir i tb aled n No-
veber as aonze y con l ratt e pay
the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property
which may result in a loss of title.
Ifyou have any ae stons, plena contact the County at (863) 763-6441, on
weekdays between tl:u5 a.m. an0 5.:0 p.m.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
82208 ON 9/5/05


Community Events


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

Services for deaf is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, Sept. 10,
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 Richard Kottler, Jr., executive
director of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of the Treasure Coast.
The topic will be challenges confronted daily by the deaf and hard of
hearing. For information, call Richard Kottler, Jr. at (772) 335-5546 or TTD
(772) 335-9966; or, by e-mail at dsctc@bellsouth.net

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 Okee-
chobee 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. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

Volunteer training class offered
The American Red Cross Okeechobee branch is holding a new Volun-
teer Orientation and Disaster training class on Sept. 15 from 6 until 9 p.m.
in their offices at 323 N. Parrott Ave. All volunteers interested in being
deployed on national disasters as a Red Cross volunteer must complete
disaster training. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or register-
ing for this class, call (863) 763-2488.

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/din-
ner will be held on Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. There will be deliv-
ery from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. from the Freshman Campus. The lunch/din-
ner 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 deliv-
ery. 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 Saturday,
Sept. 17, and will be starting a boating safety and seamanship program
on Thursday, Sept. 29. Learn to get more out of your GPS equipment and
enhance your boating experience. The course is also a must for anyone
considering buying new GPS equipment for their boat. The boating safe-
ty 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-regis-
ter.

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 Fresh-
man 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 participation
in ordering cakes, fudge, puddings, etc. Proceeds from the sale will help
finance the beginning of a new youth facility. Order forms have been
placed at different businesses so that the church can fill the orders. For
information, call (863) 763-7227 or (863) 763-4654. Orders will be taken
until the end of September.

Homeowner applications available
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County can help you become
the owner of a new home. To find out how, Habitat for Humanity repre-
sentatives will be at the R.O.C., 310 S.W Fifth St., on Oct. 1 and Oct. 3. On
Oct. 1 they will be at the R.O.C. from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.. On Oct. 3, they
will be there from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Applications to become a home-
owner must be turned in by Nov. 1, between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. For
information, call (863) 357-1371. Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee
County is located at 2825 S.W. Third Terrace.
Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale sponsored byXi
Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is scheduled for Sat-
urday, 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 dona-
tions 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.

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

Hammock State Park hosts festival
Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring will hold their 20th Annual
Civilian Conservation Corps Festival Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. There
will be an antique car show, arts and craft vendors, live music, kids activi-
ties, tram ride, hayrides, CCC Alumni Reunion, a cracker cowboy poet,
pony rides, living history re-enactments and more! Park admission is $4
per carload (up to eight people). Arts and crafts vendors are needed. The
participation fee is $10.70 for the entire day. Contact Dorothy L. Harris at
(863) 634-7695; or, by e-mail at dorothy.l.harris@dep.state.fl.us for infor-
mation or to request a vendor packet. Interested food vendors should
contact Nancy Davis of the Hammock 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 services.
Fellowship time is held in the fellowship hall at 9 and 10:30 a.m.

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the American
Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest. The contest
is open to public, private and parochial schools and those who are home
schooled and will start on the first day of school. The essays have to be
turned in by Dec. 1. This year's subject for grades five through eight is
"Benjamin Franklin- More than a 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 History Medals
will be presented to the contestants. The winner from each school will
receive a monetary award. For information, call (863) 763-2492.

Veteran's Service closed Sept. 1-9
The County Veteran's Service office will be closed Sept. 1-9. The VA
vans will continue to run to West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, Monday
through Friday. To schedule a ride on the van, call the Veterans' Service
Office at (863) 763-8124 a couple days ahead of time and leave your
name, the last four digits of your Social Security number along with the
date and time of your appointment (morning appointments only). Dur-
ing this time period, if you need to speak to a service officer reference a
claim call the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs Benefit Office at the
West Palm Beach VA Medical Center at (866) 383-9036. The County Vet-
erans' Service Office will reopen on Monday, Sept. 12, at8 a.m.

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.


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

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools has K-3 openings at this time. For informa-
tion, 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 Defib-
rillation, 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 Candace 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 look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

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

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


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NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSEAND PROVIDE
FORCOLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE COLLECTION
SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS
Notice is hereby g ven that the Count Commission of Okeechbee County wil
conucrt a publiC neanne to consider the impos on o0annual so0i wasre c llec
tion special assessments for the provision of residential solid waste collection
and disposal services within the unincorporated area of Okeechobee County that
constitutes the Okeechbee County Municipal Service Benefit Unit for Residential
Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Services.
There 1.....,,' r., ,i ,,-mre 2005d the Commis-
sion .,-..t,,, y1,, i ,, i ,, i [.,,. 3 O NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed
assessments, All affected property owners have a nght to appear at the hearing
and to file written objections wih the County Commission. IIt a person decides to
appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to any matter
considered at the heanng, such person will need a record of the proceedings and
may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Amen-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an inter-
preter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County at
(863) 763-6441 pnortothe date of the heanng.
e sssent o eh par el f reientuse pr perty will be based upon
te toa number of dweling unis aibui to tia atpar e.
Copies of the Solid Wate Coleclno, Wisposal and assessment Ordinance the
niassessment esoauto, te final ssessmen Resolon, e proposed An-
nual Rate Resolution for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2005 and the updat-
ed Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the office of the County
Administrator located at 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 106, Okeechobee, Florida.
The assensments wNI be collectd on thIe,...iaor rn oax bil tI be mailed in No-
vember 2a05, as aulnze y eton 19.36o3, ria Statutes. failure to pay
the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property
which may result in a loss of title.
Ifvou have an q ons, lease contact the County at (863) 763-6441, or
weekdays between :u a.m. 'nd5:00 p.m.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
82210 ON 9/5/05







12 The Okeechobee News, Monday, September 5,2005


Okeechobee County Property


Transactions


Salel Date
6/6/05
6/6/05
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/7/05,
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/7/05
6/8/05
6/8/05
6/8/05
6/8/05
6/8/05
6/8/05
6/8/05
6/8/05
6/8/05
6/8/05
6/8/05
6/8/05
6/8/05
6/9/05
6/9/05
6/9/05
6/9/05
6/9/05
6/9/05
6/9/05
6/9/05
6/9/05
6/9/05
6/9/05
6/9/05
6/10/05
6/10/05
6/10/05
6/10/05
6/10/05
6/10/05
6/10/05
6/10/05
6/10/05
6/10/05
6/10/05
6/10/05
6/10/05
6/10/05
6/11/05
6/11/05
6/13/05
6/13/05
6/13/05
6/13/05
6/13/05:
6/13/05
6/13/05
6/13/05
6/13/05
6/13/05
6/13/05
6/13/05
6/13/05
6/13/05
6/13/05
6/13/05
6/13/05
6/13/05
6/13/05
6/13/05
6/13/05
6/14/05
6/14/05.
6/14/05
6/14/05
6/14/05
6/14/05
6/14/05
6/14/05
6/14/05
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6/14/05
6/14/05
6/14/05
6/14/05
- 6/14/05
6/14/05
6/14/05
6/14/05
6/14/05
6/14/05
6/14/05
6/15/05


Salel Price Sale2 Date
$0.00 5/11/01
$145,000.00 8/1/85
$61,100.00 2/8/02
$0.00 9/1/86
$76,000.00 6/3/04
$0.00 3/15/05
$7,500.00 5/31/05
$5,500.00 9/24/79
$22,000.00 8/1/81
$23,000.00 1/1/77
$15,000.00 9/20/04
$22,300.00 8/18/97
$24,100.00 7/1/91
$34,000.00 3/9/05
$88,000.00 5/7/05
$10,500.00 3/12/03
$12,000.00 2/25/03
$12,000.00 2/25/03
$125,000.00 4/28/99
$12,500.00 12/27/02
$24,600.00 4/1/85
$32,000.00 3/13/05
$165,000.00 1/5/99
$0.00 5/31/03
$24,500.00 3/1/91
$500,000.00 10/30/02
$84,000.00 6/8/05
$0.00 5/7/05
$25,00000 6/1/87
$150,000.00, 2/3/05
$50,000.00 4/27/04
$22,700.00 7/5/76
$20,000.00 12/21/04
$10,000.00 2/18/00
$68,600.00 6/28/04
$75,000.00 6/1/94
$28,000.00 12/13/04 .
$100,000.00 9/24/03
$0.00 6/9/05
$31,000.00 5/6/02
$0.00 4/1/79
$33,500.00 3/12/05
$50,000.00 10/28/99
$20,800.00 8/18/97
$0.00 3/1/90
$16,900.00 4/19/02
$15,000.00 9/1/75
$137,000.00 8/2/03
$32,500.00 4/16/04
$166,000.00 9/21/01
$18,000.00 4/1/84
$34,000.00 2/29/04
$39,500.00 12/7/04
$0.00 12/1/70
$0.00 6/1.0/05
$32.500.00 11/24/98
$110,000.00 12/1/92
$0.00 7/12/95
$80,000.00 3/26/04
$34,000.00 3/15/04
$700,000.00 10/31/03
$800,000.00 12/6/02
$60,000.00 6/1,0/05
$65,000.00 2/6/04
$16,000.00 9/25/03'
$25,000.00 6/22/04
$0.00 6/13/05
$23,500.00 4/1/96
$23,500.00 4/1/96
$55,000.00 5/13/04
$23,500.00 2/1/77,
$75,000.00 3/1/78
$37,000.00 7/8/02
,$45,000.00. 5/1/95
$5,000.00 1/1/82
$0.00 12/21/04
$26,500.00 8/18/97
$25,000.00 8/18/97
.$0.00 12/22/04
$90,000.00 4/9/03
$36,000.00 1/28/05
$720,000.00 4/19/94
$309,900.00 9/1/04.
$0.00 6/13/05
.; $33,000.00 10/28/03
$100,000.00 6/13/05
$50,000.00 2/20/01
. $23,000.00 4/7/04
$1,100.00
$9,200.00 .
S;$6,000.00
$73,000.00 : 7/1/93 ..
$33,000.00 4/21/05
$17,500.00 7/10/78
$23,000.00 5/9/79
$23,000.00 10/1/80
$0.00 6/14/05
$22,000.00 2/1/74
$25,000.00 2/1/74
$12,000.00 12/1/74
$17,100.00 6/1/82
S$27,500.00 10/1/74
$12,500.00 6/1/93
$16,100.00 6/1/88


$160,000.00 11/3/94
$21,900.00 10/5/77
$26,100.00 4/1/76 ,
.$8,800.00 10/1/93
$20,000.00 4/22/82.
$100,000.00 6/1/93
$595,000.00' 4/9/97
$23,000.00 10/12/76
$0.00 12/11/81
$0.00 6/1/81
$145,000.00 9/23/04
$28,000.00 5/26/05
$125,000.00 7/6/01


Sale2 Price
$49,900.00
$55,000.00
$11,000.00
$35,500.00
$17,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$5,000.00
.$6,500.00
$5,000.00
$5,000.00
$0.00
$100.00
$0.00
$41,500.00
$1,100.00
$1,100.00
$1,100.00
$0.00
$0.00
$5,500.00
$6,400.00
$75,000.00
$0.00
$11,500.00
$224,000.00
$0.00
$20,000.00
$100.00
$0.00
$28,800.00
$5,000.00
$8,000.00
$2,800.00
$0.00
$55,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$40,000.00
$4,500.00
$7,095.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$100.00
$12,000.00
$6,000.00
$0.00
$20,000.00
$65,000.00
$2,500.00
$14,000.00
$33,500.00
$400.00
$35,000.00
$0.00
$33,000.00
$0.00
$30,000.00
$13,500.00
$600,000.00
$440,000.00
$0.00
$25,500.00
$3,700.00 '
$10,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$12,000.00
$100.00
$10,000.00
$14,000.00
$900.00
$5,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$88,000.00
$42,000.00
$27,000.00
$4,902,300.00
$0.00
$.00 .
$0.00
$0.00
, $0.00
S$19,000.00
S$0.00
$0.00
S$0.00
$15,000.00'
$0.00 .
$5,000.00
$5,000.00
$6,000.00
$26,000.00
S'$6,000.00
$5,50od.00oo
$5,500,00
$5.000.00
$6,000.00
$100.00
S$6,500.00 '
$0.00


$6,000.00
$5,500.00
, $100.00
$100.00
$23,000.00
$210,000.00
$5,000.00
$6,000.00
$100.00
$23,000.00
$0.00
$0.00


Name
MARSH REBECCA L & VINES CHANCY
PRESCOTT ROSCOE R JR & DIANE R
WILLIAMS CATHY N
HACKETT FERNWOOD D (LIFE EST)
GOERTZ GUENTER & CASANOVA
COOK MADELINE J
POWELL RUTH & JACKSON MARGARET
JACKSON MARGARET & KENNETH
TOMLINSON WILLIAM JASON
ARMENTI ANGIOLINA FERNANDO
'DAY BREAK DEVELOPMENT INC &
HULL DELVIN J & DONNA F
EDEN DELGADO PA
AU SHI FAN & SHUK YING
IMANI BEHZAD AREF & DHANNU
DYETT MALACHI & MAISIE J
DYETT MALACHI & MAISIE J
DYETT MALACHI & MAISIE J
GRIFFIS ROBERT B
DYETT MALACHI & MAISIE J
EDEN DELGADO PA
AU SHI FAN & SHUK YING
BLAHA ROBERT J & LEONA M
PADGETT JAMES B & MELISSA K
GOOGE THOMAS & HOWARD THERESA
COLON ABILIO
SHARPE ERIC A, SHARPE CLARISSA
SHARPE ERIC A, SHARPE CLARISSA
BROWN DEBORAH FISHER
SEEMANN GEORGE H III & BROOKE
KNAPP ROBERT & JEAN
FUGERE ALLEN & HARRINGTON TIM
JOHNSON SHARON H
KELLY PATRICK M & DEBRA G
CASANOVA JULIO
CASTELLANO HENRY D
MOTA JOSE & LILIANA
LOWE DAVID E & JERILYN A
GIRARD LOUISE M & GIRARD
GULFARRO ROSSEL
CLEEK VIVIAN C
LIANG HUA BI
QUITO WILLIAN J & NAVARRETE
BACON ROY M & ARLENE L
KOCHER PETER JR
CARTER CAROL L & ANDERSON ALLE
KESSLER MARC A
BRYANT PAUL D JR
BIG LAKE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION I
SMITH KEVIN P
FAGAN WILLIAM G & CATHERINE
YARBER GARRY W
DASHOUSH MOHSEN
NUNEZ JOSE,
HINES NORRETT N
JEAN NELCA
ANGELO DEBRA
WILLIAMS ROBERT A & NETTLE J'
LUJAN IVAN & BERMUDEZ LINDA C
ANTILL WILLIAM W
JMS PARTNERS LLC
LIGHTSEY ENTERPRISES LLC
BHH PINES LLC
PARADISE PROPERTIES OF PALM BE
SOUTHERN HOMESITES INC
MOORE JORGE
TILLMAN JERRY D JR
MARONDA HOMES INC OF FLORIDA
MARONDA HOMES INC OF FLORIDA
STANFORD JOHN & STANFORD RANDY
MARONDA HOMES INC OF FLORIDA
THORNTON JERRY .
B S R LAND COMPANY
GUERTIN RALPH & PARRA SHANNA
COULE BASIL J & TERRI
RILEY THOMAS W SR & MARY L
LARSON JOHN
LARSON JOHN
FORT DARWIN & SUE
GLENNON SAMUEL 0
DASULMA ADELANIE
BROWNE REGINALD & LYNDA JOYCE
BOAZIZ MORDECHAI
THOMAS CHAD EARL
SCHOLES PATRICK C & EZORD A
CANNING GEORGE E IV & NONIE F
BAKER PAULA C
DAVIS JOHN & BARBARA &
PERRY JERRY D
PERRY JERRY D
EDEN DELGADO PA
GOODBREAD BRADLEYG '
LERNER FRADYA & LERNER ARKADY
EDEN DELGADO PA
HARRINGTON TIM
FLORIDA PRAIRIE INC
C H L HOLDINGS INC
EDEN DELGADO PA
PERRY JERRY D
POWELL RUTH
HARRINGTON TIM
SANTANGELI FERNADO TRUSTEE-
NELSON JEFFREY J
HARRINGTON TIM


MORTIMER ROBERT L
EDEN DELGADO PA
SANTANGELI FERNANDO TRUSTEE
MERRICK GRANT & MAUREEN
A TO Z PROPERTIES INC TRUSTEE
LUSTER LAWRENCE & AGNES
KUNEL ELIZABETH M TRUSTEE
SWART DAVID A
MESSENGER KEVIN, ETAL.
POWERS ROBERT S & ETAL
RAYMOND JAMES F JR & GUENTHER
BURFORD AL
CASEY DANIEL R SR & WILLIS


Street
NW 4TH
SW 3RD
SE 57TH
NW 36TH
HWY 98 N

NW 310TH
NW 290TH
NW 302ND
NW 302ND

HWY 78 W
NW 276TH
NW 278TH

NW 274TH
NW 274TH
NW 272ND
NW 144TH
NW 270TH
NW 258TH
NW 264TH
SW 11TH
SE 18TH

HWY 441 N
NW 314TH
NW 312TH
NE 16TH
NE 1ST
HWY 78 W
NW 282ND

NW 286TH
SE 22ND
NE 10TH
NW 266TH
SW 24TH
NW 30TH
NW 314TH
NE 20TH
NW 298TH

HWY 78 W.
NW 368TH
HWY 441 SE
NW 264TH
SE 46TH

NW 3RD
NW 24TH
NW 306TH
NW 290TH
NW 1ST
NW 274TH
NW 286TH
SE 35TH

SW 18TH
NW 242ND
HWY 441 SE
HWY 441 SE
SE 42ND
SE 15TH
NW 18TH
NW 33RD
NW 35TH
NW 33RD
NW 33RD
NW 35TH
NW 35TH
NE 103RD
NW 306TH
NW 304TH
NW 288TH
NW 1ST
HWY 78 W
HWY 78 W
SW 144TH
NE 69TH
NW 288TH

SE 137TH
NW 176TH
NW 250TH
SE 33RD
SE 3RD ,
SE 56TH


St. Type
ST
AVE
DR
AVE


ST
ST
ST
ST


ST
ST

ST
ST
ST
AVE
ST
ST
ST
WAY
TERR


ST
ST
AVE
ST

ST

ST
- CT
DR
ST
AVE
ST
ST
LANE
ST


DR

ST
ST

ST
AVE
ST
ST
ST,
ST
ST
TERR

CT
ST


PLAC
ST
AVE
AVE
LANE
AVE
AVE
AVE
AVE
AVE
ST
ST
ST
ST


PKWY
TERR
ST

WAY
AVE
ST
ST
ST
ST


HWY 70 E


NW 292ND
NW 292ND
NW 302ND
NW 296TH
NW 276TH
NW 272ND *
NW 276TH
NW 284TH
NW 288TH
NW 272ND
NW 274TH

NW 286TH
NW 288TH
NW 278TH
NW 278TH
SE 44TH
SE 24TH
NW 264TH
NW 262ND
NW 268TH
NW 38TH
NW 254TH
HWY 441 SE


ST
ST
ST
ST
ST
ST
ST
ST
ST
ST
ST

ST
ST
ST
ST
AVE
BLVD
ST
ST
'ST
AVE
ST


Total Acres
0.321
0.162
0.506
0
0
0.172
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.25
0
0 .
1.5
1.25
2.5
1.25
1.25
1.25
1
1.5.
1.25
1.25
0
0
1.5
2.57
1.25
1.25
0.15
0
0
1.25
0.325
1.25
0
5.3
1.25
0.84
0
1.25
1
1.25
0.291
0
2.25
0
1.25
5
0.321
0.344
0
1.25
, 1.25
0
1.25
1.25
0.18
0.185
0.56
1.25
4.766
1.882
0
0
-0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2.5
1.25
1.25
0.291
0
0
0
5
1.25
3.46
10.18
1
2.5
0
0.162
0
0
0
0
0
0.381
1.25
1.5
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.25
.9.61


1.25
1.25
1.25
1.5
0
0
1.5
1.25
1.25
1
1.25
0


Use
SINGLE FAM
BEAUTY PAR
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
VACANTCOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT-
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
MOBILE HOM
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
PARK/LT,MH
VACANT .
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
NON AG ACR
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
STORES/1 S
STORES/1 S
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
NON AG ACR
VACANT
PASTURE CL
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
NON AG ACR


VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
SINGLE FAM


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