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Okeechobeel News


Vol. 96 No. 250


In Brief

Hurricane Katrina
donations sought
Farm Credit of South Florida
is collecting emergency relief
items and supplies at their
branch office in Okeechobee at
403 N.W Sixth St. The office is
open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Their phone number is (863)
763-6466.
Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Par-
rott Ave., will hold a fundraiser
Saturday, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m.
until 11 p.m.
The Florida Baptist Conven-
tion is accepting financial contri-
butions. Checks should be made
out to the Florida Baptist Conven-
tion and designated for Hurri-
cane Relief and sent to: Florida
Baptist Convention, Business
Services, Box 5579, Jacksonville,
FL, 32247. Donations can also be
made by VISA, MasterCard or
Discover by calling 800-226-8584,
ext. 3049.
The OHS swim team will
hold a swim-a-thon fundraiser
Saturday, Sept. 10, from 8:30 until
10:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
County Sports Complex swim-
ming pool, 580 N.W. 27th Lane.
Call assistant coach Lindsay at
(863) 467-7667 from 3:30 until 6
p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, local law
enforcement and firemen will
join Mark Waldrop at Eddie
Accardi Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep,
4224 U.S. 441 S., from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. to raise funds for vic-
tims. There will also be free food,
fingerprint ID of kids, a K-9 unit,
and a prize giveaway.
Monday, Sept. 12, from 4
until 10 p.m. donations will be
accepted at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. A
percentage of all meals will go to
help Katrina victims. Workers are
donating their time, and people
don't have to eat to donate.
Donations can be made on
behalf of the City of Okeechobee
at the SunTrust Bank, 815 S. Par-
rott Ave. For information, contact
SunTrust Bank at (863) 763-1903.
Okeechobee Ministerial
Association to coordinate relief
efforts for churches.. Contact
your church for information.
The Okeechobee Church of
God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will
take a truckload of donations to
the Mobile, Ala., every Thursday
starting Sept. 8. For information,
call (863) 763-4127.
Riverside Bank, 1506 S. Par-
rott Ave., is collecting nonperish-
able items canned food, pack-
aged dry goods, diapers and
bottled water in their lobby.
For information, call (863) 824-
0400.

Drought Index
Current: 412
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.82 feet

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

Index


Wednesday, September 7, 2005


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Labor Day: Community turns out for parade


Gas prices



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area services


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
While area gas prices hover
around the $3 mark, local offi-
cials don't foresee any cut-
backs in services but are keep-
irig an eye on the cost of fuel
nonetheless.
Gas prices at the pump sky-
rocketed for the average con-
sumer just days after Hurri-
cane Katrina slammed into
the Gulf Coast and damaged


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
The Amara Mariners waved to the crowd as bubbles blow into the air against a darken-
ing sky that quickly turned to heavy rain on Monday. The rain cut short the parade for
many observers.


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee High School majorettes kept pace to the beat of the drums heading down
the parade route Monday on S.R. 70 W.


both oil rigs and refineries.
But both city and county
governments, as well as the
Okeechobee County School
District, buy their gasoline in
bulk. Because of this, they are
able to buy mid-grade gaso-
line for as low as $2.08 per gal-
lon and $1.91 per gallon for
diesel.
Also, officials from these
entities say they are having no
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County plans



hearing on


05-06 budget
By Pete Gawda ers will hold a public hearing
Okeechobee News on the proposed budget for
2005/06.
Eight public hearings await In addition to these agenda
the Okeechobee County items, they will consider
Board of County Commission- requests for two final plat
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meeting.
Six of those hearings will
deal with zoning changes,
while one hearing will deal
with the abandonment of
platted rights-of-way.
At 5:01 p.m., commission-


approvals; consider a grant
for Rebuild Okeechobee After
Disaster (ROAD); establish
subdivision paving priorities;
and, consider preliminary rate
resolutions for the Fire/Res-
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By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
County Judge and Rotary Club
member Shirley Brennan intro-
duced Elizabeth Mackenzie, assis-
tant program director of the
Guardian Ad Litem program, to
club members at Tuesday's club
meeting.
"The children are our future
and it is our job to protect them
and to give them a voice in situa-
tions where their well-being is at
stake," said Judge Brennan.
She told club members that
guardians in the program have
access to children's legal, medical
and school records which allows
them to get first-hand information
on the well-being of the child to
be reported to the court.
Mrs. Mackenzie said there are
currently 276 abused and neglect-
ed children locally who need the


benefit of having a voice to speak
on their behalf. She told club
members that the program has
only five guardians working with
the program at the present time.
"If 1 percent of the population
of Okeechobee would donate
their time to become a Guardian
Ad Litem volunteer taking one
case, one family there would
be enough volunteers to assist in
making life better for all of the
children," she said.
Mrs. Mackenzie also outlined
the training program required for
volunteers stating that a total of 30
hours of initial advocate training is
involved with an emphasis on
helping to make training sessions
as convenient for volunteers as
possible. She also mentioned that
volunteers will receive an addi-
tional six hours of updated train-
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Assistant Program Director for the Nineteenth Circuit Guardian Ad Litem program Elizabeth
Mackenzie (left) and program volunteer Betty Burton (second right) were introduced at Tues-
day's Rotary Club meeting by County Judge Shirley Brennan to speak on the need for pro-
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supply problems.
Lee Dixon, assistant superin-
tendent of schools in Okee-
chobee, said the school district
buys mainly diesel fuel and very
little gasoline.
"We have 60 school buses in
daily use and about 12 mainte-
nance vehicles (that use diesel)
and just a few cars or trucks that
use regular gasoline," he said.
He went on to say the school
district is currently buying their
fuel at a price level that won't
force them to make changes in
the way they do things.
"We're not even discussing
any changes at this point," he
said. "It would take an extraordi-
nary increase at this point."
The school district, which is
the largest employer in the coun-
ty with around 900 employees,
does not supply fleet vehicles for
administrators. Mr. Dixon did
say, however, that some employ-
ees get mileage reimbursements
for both in-county and out-of-
county use. He said that rate is
around .32-cents per mile.
"That's kind of in the middle
of the pack, in regard to sur-
rounding districts," he said. "The
highest is .41 cents."
Although the school district is
set to get a load of fuel soon, Mr.
Dixon said they are currently
paying $2.22 per gallon for diesel
and $2.23 per gallon for mid-
grade gasoline.
He said the school district
receives a new delivery of diesel
fuel about every 10 days.
The school district spent
$298,114 for diesel fuel in fiscal
year 2004-05, and had budgeted
$360,000. For gasoline, the dis-
trict anticipated spending $9,000
but spent $6,178.
Unlike the school district,
Okeechobee County has a three-
year contract with their supplier
that locks them into a price that


is based on a margin over the Oil
Price Information Service
(OPIS), said Deputy County
Administrator Robbie Chartier.
For example, the county is cur-
rently paying .33 cents per gallon
over cost for diesel fuel.
County Administrator George
Long said the contract ensures
the county that they can buy fuel
at the OPIS price plus the bid
amount.
"Basically, it's a fixed amount
of dollars on top of the port
price," he said.
Even with the current price of
fuel, Mr. Long said he doesn't
see the county scaling back on
any of the services they provide.
Mrs. Chartier said the county
buys on average 7,050 gallons of
diesel at an average price of
$1.6355 per gallon. Their last
purchase on Aug. 12 was at a
rate of $1.99 per gallon. She said
the county has made nine pur-
chases in the last 11 months.
Mrs. Chartier went on to say
that the county buys mid-grade
gasoline about every 20 days,
and their per-gallon price on
Aug. 18 was $2.08. She said she
expects the county to make' 18
purchases this fiscal year, which
began Oct. 1, 2004, and ends
Sept. 30, 2005. To date, the coun-
ty has purchased 7,900 gallons
of gasoline.
These prices do not reflect
taxes that are paid by the county.
Mrs. Chartier said that .294 cents
is added to all gas prices.
"These taxes are included in
what the sheriff's office pays,"
she said.
The (Okeechobee County)
road department pays for all the
gas, and is then reimbursed by
the county, said Mrs. Chartier.
"These taxes do not vary
unless the county or state raises
the tax, but I don't see anyone
doing that right now," she
added.
* The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) pays the
county $1.92 per gallon for regu-
lar gasoline, and $2.12 per gallon


for diesel. Those prices do not
include taxes.
According OCSO Executive
Assistant Juanita White, the
sheriff's office fleet of 85 vehi-
cles used 151.80 gallons of diesel
and 8,562.50 gallons of regular
gasoline in the month of July.
The department also purchased
648.80 gallons from area service
stations.
"We use the county pump,
but sometimes we have to buy
gas when we're out of town and
sometimes we do business with
local gas stations," said Sheriff
Paul May.
He explained that while road
deputies and supervisors use
county gasoline, detectives will
sometimes put gas purchases on
their credit cards when they are
out of town.
Mrs. White said in the 2004-
05 fiscal year the sheriff's office
budgeted $160,000 for gasoline.
But for FY 2005-06, the depart-
ment has budgeted $227,600.
The sheriff said his office will
have 25-30 cars on the road at
any one time. But, to conserve
fuel they are assigned to zones
so that they aren't driving from
one end of the county to the
other.
"If this situation is long term,
we may have to look at using
cars with better fuel efficiency,"
said Sheriff May. "We'll use the
cheapest' transportation we can
and still do our jobs."
While some detectives drive
SUVs, Sheriff May didn't feel like
those vehicles were that bad on
gas mileage because they are
primarily compacts.
"Our worst cars for fuel
mileage are our patrol cars," said
OCSO Major Noel Stephen of the
V-8 Ford Crown Victorias cur-
rently being used by deputies.
"We can't cut our service, but
we may have to think about the
way we do our everyday busi-
ness."
Sheriff May said if the price of
gas continues to go up he may
have to make cuts in the types of


service his office provides and
may have to hold off on hiring
new people.
"But, we will not compro-
mise the safety of Okeechobee
County citizens," he said.
The sheriff said his gasoline
bill in July of this year was
$18,000. And since he's been in
office, his cheapest bill came in
January when his office spent
$12,000 for gasoline.
"We had a staff meeting last
week and are going to econo-
mize every way we can," said
City of Okeechobee Administra-
tor Brian Whitehall. "We've
reminded people to not let their
vehicles idle -- just regular con-
servation measures."
While the city does not nego-
tiate a contract with their suppli-
er, their per gallon cost is com-
parable to those prices paid by
the school district and county.
Mr. Whitehall said the city is
currently paying $2.24 per gallon
for gasoline and $1.91 for diesel.
In July, he said the city used
2,000 gallons of gas and 450 gal-
lons of diesel. He went on to say
the city has 10,000 gallons of gas
and 2,000 gallons of diesel on
hand.
"The Florida Department of
Law Enforcement (FDLE) has
given us priority resources for
first responders, such as -the
police department and fire
department," he said. "We're
supposed to contact them if
there is a shortage or price issue.
But everyone is taking a precau-
tionary approach as far as con-
sumption."
And speaking of gas usage,
Sheriff May reflected back to the
1970s when he was a trooper
with the Florida Highway Patrol.
He said because of the gas short-
age then, FHP troopers were told
they could only patrol 50 miles
per day.
"But, we wor't do that," he
said emphatically about the
sheriff's office.


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ing each year.
"There are children ranging
in age from newborn to 17 need-
ing the benefits of love, encour-
agement, positive relationships
and stability of a guardian to
assist them through frightening
and confusing times," stated
Betty Burton, a volunteer with
the program.
She said parents and the
Department of Children and
Families (DCF) have the benefit
of a "legal voice" and declared
the Guardian Ad Litem program
a voice for the children.
Rotary Club member John Ed
Burdeshaw also spoke on the
program and referred to volun-
teers as the "eyes and ears" of
the courts. Mr. Burdeshaw was a
volunteer of the Guardian Ad
Litem program for more than
eight years. He assessed families
and children in situations and
reported his findings to the
court. He told club members
that it was a "rare occurrence"
when a judge did not follow the
recommendations of the child
advocate. He urged fellow club
members to take the initiative
and become a volunteer
guardian for a child.
Anyone interested in donat-
ing their time as a Guardian Ad
Litem, is asked to contact Eliza-
beth Mackenzie at (772) 785-
5804.


In other Rotary
Club business:
Rotary Club president Lonnie
Kirsch thanked club members for
their support in assisting with the
Labor Day barbeque fundraiser.
Preliminary amounts for funds
raised will be available at the next
meeting.
Two new club members will
be inducted into Rotary Club dur-
ing next week's meeting. The new
members include Ari Keith of
Reach FM Radio and Eduardo Mal-
donado of Big Lake National Bank.
Club member Mike
Costopoulos delivered the Rotary
Minute citing that Rotary Clubs are
"pitching in" to help victims of Hur-
ricane Katrina. Louisiana and Mis-
sissippi Rotary Clubs are busy col-
lecting necessities for hurricane
victims.
Club members were chal-
lenged by Mrs. Kirsch to each make
a $20 donation to hurricane relief
efforts.
Rotarian Tabitha Trent
announced that Riverside National
Bank will be collecting donations
of non-perishable items. The items
will be delivered weekly to hurri-
cane-stricken areas.
Rotary Club meetings will be
moving to Beef O'Brady's Restau-
rant in January 2006. The local club
chapter has outgrown their current
meeting space at the Golden Corral
Restaurant.
Rotary Club meetings are cur-
rently held. weekly at noon at the
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S.
ParrottAve.


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cue Department and solid waste
assessments for the coming fis-
cal year.
The board will consider a
request for change in zoning
from residential mobile home to
residential general for property
on the east side of S.W. 16th
S Avenue, south of Palm Village
Ranch. This request was tabled
at the Aug. 11 meeting. That
meeting brought out many resi-
dents from Pam Village Ranch
and nearby Seminole Cove to
protest the proposed zoning
change. It is expected they will
return to this meeting to voice
. their opposition.
The next public hearing on
the agenda is for a change in
zoning from agriculture to resi-
. dential single family for property
-- owned by Gary Michael Davis
and Jackson C. Coker. The prop-
erty is located on the west side
of S.W. 16th Avenue.
The same property owners
have another zoning request
that was stoutly opposed by
Palm Village Ranch and Semi-
nole Cove residents when it
came before the planning
board. The property in question
is on the west side of S.W. 16
Avenue, west of Palm Village
Ranch. The owners are request-
ing a change in zoning from agri-
culture to residential general.
Jason Tomlinson has request-
ed a change in zoning from agri-
culture to heavy commercial for
his U.S. 441 S.E. property. He
wants to build an outdoor stor-
age facility for boats.
George and Patricia Brown
have requested a change in zon-
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hood commercial-2. This would
allow them to operate some
type of retail business on their
S.R. 710 property.
The board is also scheduled
to hear a request for zoning from
VisionQuest. However, since
this matter was tabled by the
planning board, the commis-
sioners are expected to table the
matter until Oct. 13.
Commissioners will also con-
duct a public hearing concern-
ing the abandoning of platted
rights-of-way in the Okeechobee
Gardens Subdivision.
Commissioners are sched-
uled to act on requests for final
plat approval on the 49-lot Edge-
water Acres subdivision, which
is located adjacent to Northlake
Country Estates, and the 30-lot
Estates at Okeechobee Pines
subdivision located on the south
side of S.R 70 about 1.5 miles
west of the S.E. 128th Avenue.
Since ROAD was the only
nonprofit agency submitting a
proposal for funds under the
HHRP Volunteer Assisted Hous-
ing Rehabilitation Program,
commissioners .are considering
granting them $692,075 for
housing rehabilitation.
Earlier this year the county
discussed setting up special
assessment districts to construct
the unbuilt streets in some of the
county's subdivision, and to pri-
oritize the subdivisions that
could be considered for the spe-
cial assessment districts.
The commissioners will con-
sider identifying the first three
subdivisions that should be con-
sidered for establishing special
assessment districts to design,
permit and construct the unbuilt
streets in those subdivisions.
The subdivisions considered
include Conners Gables, Con-
ners Highlands, El Mira Sol,
Okeechobee Gardens, Okee-
chobee Hills, Okeechobee Park,
Orange Blossom Ranches and
Tropical Gardens. Most of these
subdivisions have a combina-
tion of shell/grass streets and
unbuilt streets.
Commissioners will also con-
sider preliminary rate resolu-
tions that would set fire assess-
ments at $74 for residential
dwellings. The preliminary rate
resolution for solid waste assess-
ments sets the estimated maxi-
mum assessment rate to be
$117.82 per dwelling unit.


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Two handed cracker

Victor Crews cracks two whips. His two handed demon-
stration was part of Rodeo Day held Friday, Sept 2 at
Central Elementary School. Central students also saw a
blacksmith at work and got to watch a horse being sad-
dled. In addition, they took part in a petting zoo, heard
cowboy stories and watched cowboy movies.


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Little marcher
Little Haley Conrad marched bravely down the parade
route during Monday's Labor Day parade. She and her
mom marched along side of the Osceola Middle School
marching band.


Central Elementary kids enjoy Rodeo Day


Kindergarten
Central Elementary Kindergart-
ners have been busy learning
about letters Mm, Ss, and Rr. They
have enjoyed
"munching" differ-
ent foods, decorat- 4' '
ing socks, making
spiders, painting "0
r.jnbows and learn-
inf about rodeos..
B.A.S.E. students
even made rodeo cowboys and
horses. Finally, on Friday, they all
enjoyed the Rodeo Day activities.
"Roping" and "riding" were some
favorite "Rr" words this week. We
have also enjoyed learning about
ourselves, our families, our coun-
try, and our flag.
There are so many new things
to discover and new ways to work
together. We are certainly staying
busy and are eager to be at school.
A special thanks to our parents
for helping us be prepared every
day and for helping with our home-
work to improve our skills.
Third grade
Third graders in Ms. Enfinger's
class are on a roll. They are coming
in, ready to learn. I am so proud of
their attitude. Ms Enfinger's read-
ing class has been working hard as
well. They have finished three sto-
ries in their readers, and are work-
ing on synonyms, antonyms, pre-
fixes, suffixes and root words this
month. A big thank you to all the
parents who help their child with
their homework and listen to them
read. It is such an important part of
the learning process. Congratula-
tions to Destiney Fonseca and
Teodora Yanez, our Students of the
Week. Don't forget to read!
Mrs. Greseth's reading class is
working very hard. They are enjoy-
ing several. different activities in
small groups, as well as whole
group stories and skills. Kevin Cole-
man and Austin Walker have been
doing exceptionally well. Way to
read boys! Mrs. Greseth's math
class is hard at work learning their
multiplication facts. Don't forget to


practice each evening. We are also
working on comparing and order-
ing numbers. The students are
doing a super job of picking up the
skills quickly. Congratulations to
our Students of the Week, Chase
Asmussen and Miguel Maldonado.
Way to go!
In Mrs. Lopez's and Mrs. Del-
Prete's classes the story of the
week is "Nate the Great: San Fran-
cisco Detective". We will be learn-
ing about plot in a story and study-
ing the four kinds of sentences.
Last week's Students of the Week
were Aalia Murphy and Devin
Rucks. This week is Maria Jimenez
and Osslemy Gomez.
Mr. Bayer's class is hard at work
on many exciting subjects. In read-
ing, we have discussed prefixes.,
many vocabulary words, and the
four different kinds of sentences.
Currently we are reading the mys-
tery, "Nate the Great San Francisco
Detective" and as always spelling
has been going well. In math, we
are just about finished with Chap-
ter 2 and everyone has worked
very hard on their expanded and
standard form of writing numbers.
As always I thank everyone who
has been signing those agendas
'every night, and again thanks for all
your help at home with those flash
cards.
Fifth grade
Students in Ms. White's Read-
ing class are learning about young
people who discover their
strengths and abilities. Each child is
encouraged to look within them-
selves and examine their own
unique attributes. In our social,
studies class we are learning about
the American Indian Culture. Con-
gratulations to Allyson Trimble and
Jessica Humphrey for being
named Students of the Week!
Mrs. Steiert has been so
impressed by the outstanding per-
formance of both her Math classes.
Well over half the students scored
80 percent or higher on their first
chapter test. Mrs. Steiert is so proud
of them all! They have also started


the Math Superstars program for
this year and are really racking up
some points. Darby Jones and
Hunter Pritchard had the highest
score for Math Superstars for the
first week with a perfect score of
20.
In science, Mrs. Steiert's classes
have been learning about weather
systems and conducting experi-
ments to demonstrate that weather
begins with the sun. They have also
been learning about high and low
pressure systems and how they
affect our weather, especially here
in the southeast lately. Mrs. Steiert's
homeroom class has less than one
hundred Accelerated Reader
points to earn to reach their first
goal of 250 points which will earn
them popcorn and a movie in
class. Way to go, class! Mrs.
Steiert's last two Students of the
Week have been Jadie Underhill
and Chelsey Perry. Thank you for
being model students, girls!
Ms. Stough's students have
begun the chapter in Science
about changing the Earth's surface.
We experimented with a water
table to observe erosion of sand
and the effects of flooding. It
helped them understand the devas-
tation in New Orleans and, other
affected areas from Katrina. We are
becoming graphing experts, mak-
ing bar graphs for various,surveys
and line graphs showing the tem-
perature. We are looking forward
to fun "rodeo day" activities. Our
students of the week were Braden
Standefer and Elisabeth Garduno.
Congratulations to our AR leader,
Forrest Petty.
The students in Mrs. Carpen-
ter's class have been busy reading
up a storm. One group just fin-
ished the book, "A Single Shard",
about a Korean orphan who
dreams of making beautiful pot-
tery. The second group read, "The
War with Grandpa", a story about a
boy. who has to give up his room
when his grandfather moves in.
Both groups have been working
hard. In social studies, we have just
finished learning about the regions


of the United States. Did you know
that the lower 48 states are divided
into 7 regions? Or that the Rocky
Mountains stretch all the way from
Alaska to the tip of South America?
These were just some of the facts
we learned. The top AR point earn-
er in my homeroom is Sierra Story,
earning 16.9 points. The top stu-
dent in reading groups is Devin
Hoyle, earning 38 points. Students
of the Week were Shannon Her-
nandez and Diego Rodriguez.


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Hansell P Smith
Hansell .P. Smith, age 82 of
Okeechobee, died Thursday, May
26, 2005 at his residence. He was
born Nov. 28, 1922 in Paragould,
Ark. He had been a resident of
Okeechobee for four years. He
served in the U.S. Army where he
was a paratrooper. He enjoyed
fishing, traveling, cards and read-
ing books. He was a member of
Okeechobee Church.
He was preceded in death by
four brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of three years, Dorothy Smith
of Okeechobee; stepson, John
(Trish), Cox of Orlando; step-
daughter, Christine (Wade)' Stew-
art of Rosewell, Ga.; grandchil-
dren, Cameron, Jacob and Austin
Cox, Courtney, Tiffany and Rachel
Meyers; sisters, Ruby English of
Belle Chasse, La. and Mae Wog-
mon of Paragould, Ark.; eight


nieces and 11 nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Big
Lake Hospice or Okeechobee
Christian Church.
A memorial service will be
held Saturday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m.
at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace.
Reverend Mike Ratliff, pastor will
officiate.
Danny Wayne Gray
Danny Wayne Gray, age 17 of
Okeechobee, died Monday, Sept.
5, 2005 at his home. He was born
Aug. 18, 1988 in Pahokee to
Danny Eugene Gray and Connie
White. He was a student at New
Endeavor High School. He came
to Okeechobee from Alabama in
1999. He was a member of the
Neighborhood Baptist Church in
Cullman, Ala. He loved basket-
ball, football, fishing, swimming
and boating. He always had a


smile on his face and lie never
met a stranger-he was loved by
all.
Survivors include: his mother,
Connie White; stepfather, James
Murphy both of Okeechobee;
father, Danny Eugene Gray of Ft.
Myers; sister, Shanna White of
Okeechobee; stepbrothers,
Danny Eugene Gray of Mississippi
and James Ray Murphy, Jr. of
Okeechobee; niece, Breanna
White of Okeechobee and several
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be from noon
until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8
at Bass Okeechobee Chapel with
funeral services following at 2
p.m. with 'Pastor Cary McKee of
More to Life officiating. Interment
will follow at Evergreen Ceme-
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EMPTY YOUR CLOSETS: I think everyone in Okeechobee should
take out all the clothes and shoes that they don't use any more and
gather them up and donate them to the hurricane victims. All the
clothes and shoes and stuff you were going to sell at a yard sale for
next to nothing should be gathered up. Come on Okeechobee, empty-
ing our closets and gathering them up would only take a few minutes
and it would total a large donation for all those people that have lost
everything.

FAMILY TRADITION: President Bush is just following a family tradi-
tion. It took his daddy a long time to get aid in after Hurricane Andrew
too, remember.

NOT RACIAL: I think the situation in Louisiana, Mississippi and
Alabama is deplorable but it is not racial. It was just bad timing, not
racial. If it was racial we all wouldn't be trying to help these people that
went through this catastrophe. And that is what it was. It was a catas-
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Community Events

Barnyard Buddies plan meeting
The Barnyard Buddies is a small animal noncompetitive 4-H
club for children 5 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 sec-
ond 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 dis-
cussing small animals. Everyone who would like to be part of the
Barnyard Buddies is invited. New members can join at the meet-
ing or by signing up at the Okeechobee County 4-H Extension
office Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For
information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.

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 condi-
tioned Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer House at the corner of
S.E. Fourth St. and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care
in Okeechobee.

Fundraiser for Katrina victims planned
The Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 So. Parrott Ave., will hold a
fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Katrina on Monday, Sept. 12,
from 4 until 10 p.m. Charlie Hukried, general manager, said 100
percent of the donated money will be given to the Red Cross, ear-
marked for the Katrina disaster. In addition, collection buckets
will be located in the restaurant for those who want to donate but
do not want to eat.

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


Fundraiser for Katrina victims planned
The Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 So. Parrott Ave., will hold a
fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Katrina on Monday, Sept. 12,
from 4 until 10 p.m. Charlie Hukried, general manager, said 100
percent of the donated money will be given to the Red Cross, ear-
marked for the Katrina disaster. In addition, collection buckets
will be located in the restaurant for those who want to donate but
do not want to eat.





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Upcoming Events


Wednesday
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Ameri-
can Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Okeechobee
Jaycees would like to welcome all energetic young people between
the ages of 21 and 39, who are interested in working towards the
betterment of our community. For information, 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 Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For informa-
tion, contact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth 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., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S.
441. For information, 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.F.W.
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 on Wednesday's 5 p.m. at the Health Department Auditorium,
1728 N.W.Ninth Ave. For information, please call, Irene Luck at (863)
763-0202. The other support group is held on Thursdays, 6 p.m. at
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For infor-
mation, on this group, please call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-
2893.

Thursday
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact
Wanda Hass at (863) 824-2780.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center locat-
ed at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1
p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is
$6.20 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
For information, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good
Sams meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on
Thursday. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-
0984, for the next camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and
the public are welcome. For information, contact Ray. Worley at
(863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Second Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or .have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123
S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family
member is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home
of Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For
information, call (863) 357-7954.


Community Events

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 Coali-
tion 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 Sixth St., will reopen
Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The center
will also be open Friday, Sept. 9, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. It
will then be open every Wednesday and Friday. Please call
ahead one day to reserve any specific equipment you may
need, For 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 difficult 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 program is offered free to the community. For infor-
mation, call Wanda Haas, RN, CDE at (863) 763-5093.


Airboat group to meet Sept. 8
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will
meet Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Village Square Restau-
rant, 301 W. South Park S.. Agenda items include selection of
an audit committee, an update on the 2006 jamboree, addi-
tional charitable giving and report on Labor Day. Visitors are
welcome. Call the Andersons at (863) 763-6069 for informa-
tion.


Governor's Job Fair is Sept. 8
The Governor's Job Fair will be held Sept. 8 from noon until
4 p.m. at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando. The job
fair is being presented by the Central Florida Employment
Council and Workforce Central Florida. Admission and parking
are free. The Governor's Job Fair is expected to draw over 140
employers 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.


4-H and FFA Club enrollment under way
All youth planning to participate in the 2006 Okeechobee
Youth Livestock Show with a steer project must be enrolled in
the youth organization of their choice (4-H or FFA) no later
than Friday, Sept. 9. All other youth may enroll now, but must
be enrolled by Oct. 31, and be -in good club standings by
attending monthly club meetings to be eligible to participate in
the livestock show.


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 Okee-
chobee County School Administration boardroom, 700 S.W.
Second Ave. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue
and problem solving in the community through the collabora-
tive efforts of local decision makers. The public is invited. For
information, call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.


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 1 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 chal-
lenges 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


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 infor-
mation, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.


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4-H AWARDS BANQUET


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 7, 2005


Sharp Shooters take aim at new goals


The Okeechobee County 4-H
Sharp Shooters Club took home
awards from the annual 4-H
Awards Banquet on Aug. 27 at
Okeechobee High School.
Club officers for the 2004-2005
year were: President Deidra Dor-
riety, Vice President Wil Hayes,
Secretary Jordan Verano,. Trea-
surer John Duke, Reporter/Histo-
rian McKenzie Tomlinson and
Parliamentarian Tyler Bailey.
Awards for 100 percent Atten-
dance went to: Deidra Dorreity,
George Menendez, John Duke,
Jordan Verano, Joseph Menen-
dez, Lane Whitehead and
Matthew Dorreity.
Shooting Team honors went
to Brett Bridges, John Duke, Tyler
Bailey, Damon Heater, Jordan
Verano, Wil Hayes, Deidra Dorri-
ety, Joseph Menendez, George
Menendez and Matt Dorriety.
Record Book awards went to:
Lane Whitehead, Joseph Menen-
dez, Steven Mataushek, Layton
Shumate, Kutter Crawford, Dei-
dra Dorriety, Garrett Brummett,
Kevin, Shumate, Damon Heater,
George Menendez, Richard
Mataushek, Jordan Verano,
Matthew Dorriety, Laura
Mataushek, Nancy Mataushek
and William Hays.
Club Participation Awards
went to Brett Bridges, Diane

Steaks and

Chops club,

will meet

The 4-H Steaks and Chops
Club is looking forward to a busy
year. The club will meet on Sept.
12 at Yearling Middle-School at 7
p.m. All 4-H members who plan
to raise a steer must register
before the weigh-in. Weigh-in will
be at the Okeechobee Livestock
Market at 8 a.m., Sept. 10. For
more information, contact the
Okeechobee County Extension
Office at 763-6469.
Wyatt Thomas and Rebecca
Whitehead will be the club lead-
ers this year.
At the Aug. 27 4-H Awards
Banquet, club members received
recognition. Officers lfor the 20)04-
2005 members were: President

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Members of the 4-H Sharp Shooters were among those who took honors at the annual 4-H
Awards Banquet on Aug. 27 at Okeechobee High School.


Bradley, John Duke, Kutter Craw-
ford, Makenzie Tomlinson, Nancy
Mataushek, Tyler Bailey, Dakota
Steele, Garrett Brummett, Jordan
Verano,. Lane Whitehead, Matt
Belleville, Richard Mataushek,
William Hays, Damon Heater,
George Menendez, Joseph
Menendez, Laura Mataushek,


Matthew Dorriety, Tiffany
Rowlett, Zach McGowan, Deidra
Dorriety, Jason Beaulieu, Kevin
Shumate, Layton Shumate,
Matthew Hill and Travis Thomas.
Special Volunteer Awards
went to Josephine Dorriety, Jim-
mie Howell, Rebecca Whitehead,
Carl Mataushek and Don Sellers.


Sharp Shooters will have their
first meeting of the new school
year on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at the
home of Don Sellers, 2660 N.E.
54th Trail in R-Bar Estates. For
more information, contact the
Okeechobee County Extension
Office at 763-6469.


Okeechioee News/Katrina Elsken
Members of the Steaks and Chops 4-H Club received awards at the 4-H Awards Banquet on
Aug. 27 at Okeechobee High School.


Alex Garcia, Vice President Biett
Bridges. Secretary Sarnantha
McKenna and .Reporter Deidra
Dorriety.
Graduating seniors recognized


Okeechobee News'Katrina Elsken
Members of the 4-H Spurs and Saddles horse club were
among those who received awards at the 4-H Awards Ban-
quet, Aug. 27 at Okeechobee High School.

Spurs and Saddles club

to meet on horseback


Spurs and Saddles 4-H horse
club members received awards at
the annual 4-H Awards Banquet
on Aug. 27 at Okeechobee High
School.
Officers for the 2004-2005 year
were President Nikki Francioni,
Vice President Michelle Dorta,
Secretary Molly Vinson, Treasurer
Rena Boswell and Photographers
Rachel Vears and Ashley Wilson:
Nikki Francioni received the


100 percent Attendance Award.
Horse Project Medals went to
Nikki Francioni and Erin Hudson.
. Club Demonstration Awards
went to Nikki Francioni, Sarah
Hall and Erin Hudson.
Spurs and Saddles club plans
to hold mounted meetings on the
third Saturday of each month. The
club plans to be involved in horse
shows this year, including the
South Florida Fair.


were Samantha McKenna, Greg
Benrnett, Alex Garcia and Leaton
Coker
A vards for 100 percent atten-
dance went to Clavto-n McClure,


Cheyenne Thibodeau, Cristin
Shelton, Lane W\hil[head, Jamie
Biuner, Weston Thomas, Jessica
Boney, Chris Thomas and John
Shelton.


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Steer projects take honors
Okeechobee County 4-Hers were honored at the 2004-
2005 Okeechobee County 4-H Awards Banquet, Aug. 27
at Okeechobee High School. Those with the top scores
on their steer project record books included: Jared
Prescott (left) and Ashley Goggans (right) who tied for
third place in the senior division. Not pictured are: Maci
Culligan (first place, junior), Nick Stratton (second
place, junior), Ricky Barnes (first place, senior) and Jo
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County hosting
PPK competition
The Okeechobee County Parks
and Recreation Department will
host the local Pepsi NFL Punt, Pass
and Kick competition Saturday,
Sept: 10, from 9 a.m. until noon.
There is no charge to participate
in this one-day event.
The competition will be held on
the football field at the Okee-
chobee County Sports Complex,
580 N.W. 27th Lane.
The competition is open to chil-
dren between the ages of 8 and 15.
The eligibility of participants will be
based on their age as of Dec. 31,
2005.
For information, contact the
Parks and Recreation Department
at (863) 763-6950.

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-
ham at (863)462-5050.

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


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THROUGH THE HURRICANE HOUSING RECOVERY (HHRP) PROGRAM

Okeechobee County has received $7,173,464 from the state Hurricane Housing
Recovery Program. The funds are budgeted as follows:


Owner Occupied Housing Replacement $2,863,123
Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation (no mobile homes) $ 584,745
New Home Purchase $1,000,000
Rental Development $ 900,000
Extremely Low Income Rental Development $ 968,420
Grant Administration $ 857,176

In approximately 2 weeks the County will advertise in this newspaper the
application process for the owner occupied housing rehabilitation and replacement
programs. The announcement will provide the telephone numbers for homeowners
to call to make appointments for submitting applications. It will also provide more
details about the eligibility requirements, including income limits. All participants
must be in the very low to moderate income range.

THE COUNTY IS NOT ACCEPTING ANY APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME.

The County will be contracting with non profit agencies and qualified developers
to construct the new homes for first-time buyers and the rental housing. Separate
announcements will be published for Okeechobee County residents to apply to
the agencies to purchase homes and to rent apartments. The initial home purchase
announcement may be issued within 6 months. The rental availability announcement
is expected in 18-24 months.
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 7, 2005 4-H AWARDS BANQUET 7


Udder Bunch 4-H dairy club ready for new year


The Okeechobee County 4-H
Udder Bunch Club members
received awards at the annual 4-
H Awards Banquet on Aug. 27 at
Okeechobee High School. The
Banquet recognized projects
completed during the 2004-2005
school year.
Udder Bunch officers were:
President Anna Gilliland, Vice
President Hannah Bishop, Sec-
retary Kelly Buchanan, Treasurer
Caitlin James, Reporter Joy
Burnham, Public Relations Spe-
cialist Lindsey Rucks, Parliamen-
tarian Rachel Rock and Chaplain
Matt Walker.
Dorothy Burkhardt and Jen-
nifer Maddox received Way to
Go Awards.,
Austin Pluskot was named
Top Junior.
Jamie Burnham was named
Top Senior.
Dairy Project Medals went to
Emilie Lege, Cassie Colgan,
Rachel Rabon, Kelly Buchanan,
Jennifer Maddox, William Cur-
ren, Matt Walker, Joy Burnham,
Lindsey Rucks, Dorothy
Barkhardt, Austin Pluskott, Fal-
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Garrett Rucks, Katie Walker,
Nicole Burden, Jamie Burnham
and Taylor Chambers.
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Members of the 4-H Udder Bunch Club received awards at the 4-H Awards Banquet on Aug. 27.


dance went to Hannah Bishop.
Jamie Burnham, Fallon Curren,
Austin Pluskot, Sara Strenth,
Kelly Buchanan, Joy Burnham,
William Curren, Raychel Rabon,
Nichole Burden, Kelsey Burn-


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Rucks, Dorothy Burkhardt, Tay-
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Jeremy Strenth.
Udder Bunch's first meeting
of the year will be the barbecue


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Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Civic
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Members of the 4-H Wild Bunch Club received awards at the 4-H Awards Banquet on Aug. 27.

Wild Bunch Club learns about wildlife


The Okeechobee County 4-H
Wild Bunch Club members
received awards at the annual 4-
H Awards Banquet on Autg. 27 at
Okeechobee High School. The
Banquet recognized projects
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Wild Bunch officers were:
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Rudy Suchel Award
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chobee County 4-H Awards Banquet, Aug. 27 at Okeechobee High School. This year's
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Birth


Ethan. Skye DuPree

Ethan Skye

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Billy and Amy DuPree, of
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chobee are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Ethan Skye
DuPree. He was born July 26,
2005 at Shans Teaching Hospital
in Gainesville.
He weighed 7-pounds, 12-
ounces and was 20-inches long
at birth.
His paternal grandparents are
Bill and Yvonne McElheny of
Okeechobee and maternal
grandparents are Frank and
Linda McCurdy of Sunrise.
Ethan's great-grandparents
are: Delta Chesser of Okee-
chobee and Mr. and Mrs. Bob.
Wilkinson of Lutz.


Spotlight on Okeechobee


Thank you
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Your IAFF (International Asso-
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made up of Okeechobee County
Fire Rescue and Okeechobee City
Fire Department Firefighters
began their Boot Drive for MDA
(Muscular Dystrophy Association)
or Jerry's Kids this past weekend.
If it was not for the support of
our community we would not
have been able to raise over
$10,000 this past weekend.
Along with the community I
also must thank the Okeechobee
City Council, Okeechobee County
Commissioners, City Fire Chief
Herb Smith, and County Fire Chief
Nick Hopkins for their support in
our efforts to raise the money for
MDA. Walgreen, CVS, and the


Chamber, of Commerce allowed
us to use their-parking area for
placement of fire apparatus and
tents for a cool down area, which
is very important for our efforts to
be successful.
Thank you to the new restau-
rant in town "Beef 0 Brady's", that
brought food and drinks to the
firefighters to fuel their efforts in
collecting this weekend. Firefight-
er Brand donated drinks to keep
the, firefighters cool throughout
the weekend.
I can't leave out the union
members' families who either
came out to show their support or
just supported their family mem-
bers' efforts out in the streets. I
hope that I have not missed any-
one and again to all thank you for
your support.
Karl Holtkamp,
IAFF Local 2918


special to me UKeecnooee Nrews/irene VICK
Five generations
Irene Vick went all the. way to Tampa to see her great-
great-granddaughter. She is shown here holding baby
Alexia Verschuere, along with (left to right) her daughter,
Christine, Jimmy and Wayne Verschuere.


Five generations
Allie Grace Webb was born July 11, 2005. Holding her is
her mother April Webb. Other members of Allie's family
are: (Back row, left to right) great-great-grandmother,
Louise Patterson; great-grandmother, Carnell Bass; and,
grandmother, Kathy Sage Pukett.


Community Events

Volunteer training class offered
The American Red Cross Okeechobee branch is holding a
new Volunteer Orientation and Disaster training class on Sept. 15
from 6 until 9 p.m. in their offices at 323 N. Parrott Ave. All volun-
teers interested in being deployed on national disasters as a Red
Cross volunteer must complete disaster training. If you are inter-
ested in becoming a volunteer or registering 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 infor-
mation, call Rosie (863) 763-4242.

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

Democratic Party dinner is planned
The Okeechobee County Democratic Party Jefferson Jackson
dinner is planned for Friday, Sept. 23, at 6:15 p.m. It will be held at
the Shrine Club on State Road 78. The guest speaker will be State
Representative Richard Machek. The dinner will be prime rib for
a $30 donation to the Okeechobee County Democratic Party.
Tickets may be purchased at 710 S. Parrott Ave. from 8:30 a.m.
until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; or, call (863) 763-0540 or
(863) 447-0737.


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863-634-0282
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* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
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202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
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"Showroom Full
Of Major Brands"
REPAIR ALL BRANDS
763-2220
317 WS Park Street
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5435 U.S. 1 South
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1 Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
Stuart 283-6806
Vero Beach 567-8480
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3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM 4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
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1-RR6-206-1776


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of Faith
1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
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Gospel Church
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200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100




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SALES SERVICE. INSTALLATION
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Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential Commercial Mobile Home
410 SE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee
357-2717
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Reich &
Mandni
1-888-784-6724
Workers' Compensation Personal Injury
Social Security Disability Wrongful Death
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Plastic Bumper Repair
Mobile Service Custom Graphics
Striping Lettering Etc.
Office: 863*467*2399
Service Calls: 305-322-2207



"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98' St. Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165


NEAL S. LONG
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NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
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Commercial/Residential A/C
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Dry Wall Framing Pipefitting
11781 Hwy. 441 SE Okeechobee
863-357-3313
Toll Free: 877-511-0624
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FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
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(863) 763-1994
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763-0123



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do, Yard Clean Up and Lawn Care.
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& Title Insurance Inc.
Family Owned & Operated Since 1943


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SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Bankruptcy Law
Immigration Law
200 S.W. 9th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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Greg Gernat
24/7 365 Service
New Clients Welcome!
357-2888
588 NE 28th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
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Where's the fire?
The Vero Beach Shrine Club entered this antique fire truck in the Okeechobee Labor
Day Parade.


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Darkening skies
Members of the Amara Shriners 'Tin Lizzies' from Palm
Beach Gardens were some of the last down the parade
route. Darkening skies to the north told of late morning
showers, putting a damper on the Labor Day festivities.



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Overgrown Lots Mowed
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Community Events


GPS training course offered
Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla 57 will be holding GPS training Sat-
urday, 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 safety and seamanship program will teach
you to outfit your boat safely and be in compliance with the rules.
You will learn the boating rules of the road. Pickup tips on trailering
and using your boat safely and efficiently. The last program was
packed with people from 12 to over 60 years in age. Seating is limit-
ed. Times for both programs will be announced soon, but seating is
limited. Call (863) 467-3085 for information or to pre-register.

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 par-
ticipation 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 representatives 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 homeowner 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
by Xi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is sched-
uled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Proceeds
from this fundraiser are used throughout the year for community
projects. Past proceeds have been used to purchase canned goods
and blankets for the Sun Room, Avon Park Church Service Center,
scholarships and donations to the juvenile diabetes fund. Vendor
applications are now being accepted. Contact Linda Dalke, 1608
Booth Drive, irn 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 oper-
ation are: Aug. 8 Oct. 30, Tuesday through Friday' from 4 until 7
p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 until 5
p.m. The pool is not open during school hours..For information,
contact the pool office at (863) 467-7667.


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

Church celebrates open house month
Septemlier 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 United Methodist Church is invited to attend worship serv-
ices. 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 fellow-
ship hall at 9 and 10:30 a.m.

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the Ameri-
can 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 Rev-
olutionary". Jan. 17, 2006, marks the 300th anniversary of Benjamin
Franklin's birth. "The Santa Mariao othe New World and the Apollo
Mission to the Moon: Christopher Columbus and the Astronauts" is
the subject chosen for grades nine thought 12. American Essay Con-
test Certificates and Excellence in History Medals will be presented
to the contestants. The winner from each school will receive a mon-
etary award. For information, call (863) 763-2492.

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 Veter-
ans' Service Office at (863) 763-8124 a couple days ahead of time
and leave your name, the last four digits of your Social Security num-
ber along with the date and time of your appointment (morning
appointments only). During this time period, if you need to speak to
a service officer reference a claim call the Florida Department of Vet-
erans' Affairs Benefit Office at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Cen-
ter at (866) 383-9036. The County Veterans' Service Office will
reopen on Monday, Sept. 12, at 8 a.m.

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

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


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 citi-
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At the Movies

The following movies are now I
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 2,
through Thursday, Sept. 8, are as
follows:
Theatre 1 "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.h. 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 A
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
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volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her.full potential and become avol-
unteer mentor for the President's
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program. It's
a proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local communi-
ties. The mentor meets with the
student one hour per week at
his/her school. Volunteer opportu-
nities are available in Indian River,
Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Founda-
tion at (772) 462-4786.

Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work with
our adolescent boys. If you have
any free time or talents you Would
like to share, call Ed Wimes at
(863) 357-00-17.. .

Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information, call
(561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-2227.

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of north-
west Second Street and Second
Avenue. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening from 6
until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
(863) 763-4021.

Free adult GED
classes are offered


Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic H
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.; Seminole Reser- *
ovation, Brighton, Adults basic edu- -
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from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng- *
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and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.;
One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult
basic education/GED, Monday
through Thursday, from 7 a.m.
until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115 -
S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship class,
Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; *
Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W.
23 Lane, adult basic -
education/GED and English as a
second language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9
p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725
S.E. Eighth St., English as a second *
language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., English as a second -
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DOG- Female Beagle, Black.
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LOST COCKATIEL- Yellow with
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$31,200 to start, for
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863-467-2402 or
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EXPERIENCED COOKS,
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(800)741-7950.
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
For Hair Stylists and
Nail Technicians
Exp. pref but not necessary
(863)763-0404
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LICENSED THERAPIST
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complete list of opportunities
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Fax resume to
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DRIVERS NEEDED:Class A &
Class B, Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617

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Interstate Brands Companies,
Okeechobee. Great health
benefits after qualifying period.
HS diploma or equiv required.
Apply: One Stop Career Ctr,
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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.
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
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Apply In Person To:
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1646 Hwy. 441 North


Immediate Openings CNAs
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435





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


Empoyen
Ful Tie 001


Employment
Full Time 02051


DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC.
Established 1977.
NEED A LAWYER? All Criminal
Defense & Personal Injury.
*Felonies *Domestic Vio-
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*Traffic *Auto Accident
*Wrongful Death. "Protect
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A-A-A Attorney Referral Ser-
vice (800)733-5342.


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's QuikFoto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


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


Merchandise
m- -e


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials10lO
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins. Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.Video 580
Crafts- Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
Pets,' Supplies'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929


ANTIQUE PIANO- Turn of the
Century, have appraisal,
beautiful, moving must sell,
$2000 neg. (863)983-1654.
DESK- Heavy solid wood, 5
drawer, 14x38, Good condi-
tion. $25.,(863)983-1848
SCALES & WEIGHTS, Weighs
in grams. Very accurate. An-
tique. $275. (863)467-4328


DRYER, white, like new, great
condition, works good, $65.
(863)763-5218
FREEZER, Frigidaire, Upright,
Excellent condition. $200.
(863)357-0765


ISpecial Notice


REFRIGERATOR- GE, Double
wide, Water, Ice, Light. 2 yrs
old, Excellent condition.
$400. (863)357-0709
WASHER & DRYER (Pro-
pane), Kenmore, Just over 1
yr. old. Large capacity. $300
for both. 561-723-4466 Cell.
WASHER, Whirlpool, heavy
duty, 6 cycle, almond, very
good cond., $75.
(863)763-6617
WASHER/DRYER, & Micro-
wave- Good condition. $125
will separate.
(863)467-1547
WASHER/DRYER, Kenmore
Super Capacity Plus, white,
2 yrs. old, $375.
(863)467-6821



STEEL BUILDING- To be
moved, 40'x60', $2500 or
best offer (863)675-0349



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


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



BOOKS- (150 Crystal Creek
Series included, asking $75
for all. (863)946-1494.



3-WEEK BUILDING SALE!
"Last Chance!" 20x24 Now
$2320. 25x30, $3490.
30x40, $5170. 40x50,
$8380. 40x60, $10,700.
50x100, $15,244. Others.
Ends/accessories optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.
FLORIDA ROOM 9x22', $400
or best offer. (865)924-9228
METAL BUILDINGS- SAVE UP
TO 60%, Retail Shops, Ware-
houses, Strip Malls, Mini-
Storage Facilities, Garages;
Dealer Cost. Erection
Available. Local References.
(800)720-6857.



ALUMINUM PAN ROOFING
Used, (12) 20ft panels. $60
for all or will sep.
(863)675-8760 LaBelle
BROWN RIDGE GAP- New,
Steel, 26 gauge, 50ft. $120.
(863)357-5754
GAL HURRICAIN PANEL
Approx. 50, 60", 99" $500 for
all (863)357-1340
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335



BOY'S CLOTHES- 18mo-2T,
Large assortment, Exc cond.
$120. takes all or will separ-
ate. (863)763-6131


JEANS over 50 pair, all sizes,
$150 for all or will separate
(863)675-3032 LaBelle


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


Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943



COMPUTER, 16" monitor,
printer, lots of discs, works
great, $150. (863)467-6805


OXYGEN USERS: Travel with-
out canisters, No more bot-
tles! Oxilfe's lightweight,
Oxygen concentrators run off
your car and in your home.
U.S.A.- made Warranted
(800)780-2616 www.oxli-
fenc.com.
PORTABLE COMMODE- ad-
justable height, sits over toi-
let or with pail, $55
(863)357-8788.
SCOOTER- Golden Alante
motorized chair. New w/ war-
ranty papers. pd $6K asking
$1300 neg (863)357-2233


EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www.onlinetide water-
tech.com.
FLORIDA ROOM 9x22', $400
or best offer. (865)924-9228
NEXTEL i275 Camera
Phone only 3 months old.
$80 or best offer
(863)697-2422
PRINTER DOCK Kodak, for
digital cam. Wrks w/ cx6000,
7000,dx6000, 7000, Is600,
700. $100 (863)697-2422
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For only $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad in
over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reaching
over 6 MILLION readers.
Call this newspaper or Ad-
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at (866)742-1373. Visit us
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fieds.com. Display ads also
available.
TANNING BED, Wolfe Ovation,
24 bulb, $1600.
(863)983-0030
WATER SOFTENER & FILTER,
Sears, programmable, 2 yrs.
old, pd $1257, sell for $600.
(863)467-1860



BASS GUITAR- New Tradition
5 string, Pearl white, Brand
new $250. 954-275-8111 or
(863)357-1576
DRUM SET, BY: TAMA, Brand
new symbols & stands.
$800 or best offer.
(86.3)763-3765
MOUNTAIN DULCIMER- Ex-
cellent condition, with case.
asking $200. or best offer.
(863)467-8548


AFFEN PINCHER, female,
great for senior home, $200.
(863)983-6537
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
BLACK SILKIE CHICKS, $5
each. (863)675-6214
BOA SNAKE- Red Tail & rats,
$150. Please call
863-357-3994 after 5pm
Ask for Susan
FERRETS, 1 Male, 1 Female,
Extremely Tame w/Extra
Large 2 Story Cage. $300 or
best offer. (863)763-3765
FINCH BREEDING CAGE -
large, 412x3x2, pd $80 will
sell for $55 or best offer
(863)675-3032 LaBelle
FISH TANK 75 gallon w/ light
& accessories $100
(863)675-7878
FISH TANKS (20) 21A, 5's &
10's. Including Accessories.
$150. (863)357-1775
PARROT- Congo African Gray
Baby. Hand tamed, 3 mo.
old. $950. neg.
(305)244-3871
RED NOSED PITBULL 5 mo
old, all shots up to date
$400 (863)447-0965
SHIH TZU PUPPY AKC reg.
Champion bloodline, Great
w/kids. Sacrifice for $300 or
best offer (863)467-8896
TANKS 55 gal. on aluminum
stand, 10 gal. on wrought
iron stand & 20 gal. $125 for
all will sep. (863)675-0247



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



ABOVE GROUND POOL 24ft
diameter, all accessories,
must take down & haul.
$550 (863)675-3236
Demo Homesites Wanted in


COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XP, MS Office, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158
GATEWAY COMPUTER with
printer, $250/neg. Call
863-674-0304.
PRINTER Cannon, brand
new still in box, $40
(239)289-8646


BED FRAME Wooden, twin
size, headboard/footboard,
good condition $20
(863)824-8749
BED IN BAG Twin size, Ha-
waiian Theme, 5pcs $15
(863)634-5038
BOOK SHELF 6ft tall, oak
$10 (863)824-0276


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


BUNK BEDS, Wooden, Built in
shelves, 5 drawers & desk.
$350 863-467-9027 or
863-634-2937 after 5pm.
COMFORTER SETS twn (2)
camouflage, w/ blanket,
sheets, pil. cases, curtains &
shelves $100 863-447-0965
Dining Table, 42" round,
glass, 4 cushioned chrs. on
casters, $100.
(863)674-0898
DINNING ROOM TABLES (2)
$50 for both, will sep. Nice
shape. (863)467-6088
KING SIZED BED- Head-
board, Mattress, complete,
Very nice $100
(863)986-4743
RATTAN GLASS TOP TBL & 2
chairs $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 Will separ-
ate(863)673-2754



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.


AR-15 BUSHMASTER .223
cal. carbine, custom trigger,
accessory rail, A2 style. $800,
(863)634-9494
REMINGTON 1100- Automatic
shot gun w/ 26" Remchoke
barrel & synthetic stock.
$250. (863)902-0381



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



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


LOCKET, gold, heart shaped,
holds 2 pictures, engraved
from the 40's, $20.
(863)983-1848


ELECTRIC SCOOTER- used
only 1 month, battery charg-
er, basket, 4 wheel base,
$1200 (863)801-6149
LIFT CHAIR- electric, excellent
condition, $350
(863)801-4949


TV, 32" Toshiba, 1 yr. old,
$300. (863)467-6821
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


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


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



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


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


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
WANTED: Horse Round Pen
or Panels. (954)214-8877 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
Livestock 855
Poultry,/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants.'
Flowers 865



MARE 14yrs old,, broke. Nice
horse. $800 (863)697-6713
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. Big build in small
pckg. $950 (863)824-0522
REG. MINI, Tricolor paint
yearling mare, Gorgeous mare
w/blk eyeliner/hazel eyes. 30"
Gentle. $1500 863)824-0522



RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202/261-4999
RIDING LAWN MOWER '98
Snapper, Runs good, like new
condition $600 or best offer
(863)517-1177
RIDING LAWN MOWER- John
Deere Hydra, Sears gas edg-
er & Scotts lawn mower.
$700 will sep 863-357-6456


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


Rentals



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



FURNISHED APT- all utilities
paid, mature adults only, No
pets, on water, Call between
9-7 pm daily (863)357-2044


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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010)
Condos.-
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 10501
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 10I.',



BANK FORECLOSURES!
Homes from $'0,000! 1-3
bedroom available! HUD, Re-
pos, REO, etc. These homes
must sell! For Listings Call
(800)571-0225 Ext H373.
OKEECHOBEE 3br, 1ba.
New roof, new flooring, fenced
yard. $99,900. Please call
(863)697-1425



HUNT ELK, Red Stag, White-
tail, Buffalo season opens
5/31/06. Guaranteed hunting
license, $5.00. We have a
no-game, no-pay policy. Call
days (314)209-9800 even-
ings (314)293-0610.



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Preserve, 4,416 Sq. Ft. Brick
& Frame, 2 car garage, 4 BR,
3-1/2 baths, custom cabi-'
nets, granite countertops, is,
land w/ custom design bar,
view from family room. 9'
ceiling in Living Room, hard-
wood floor, stacked stone
fireplace to ceiling, large
deck, full basement, swim-
ming & tennis. Must see!
$449,000. By Owner.
(706)253-4121 or
770)894-1988. See it at:
ww w. usnewspa-
pers.com/ballground.
Hot Springs Village 1488
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Closest route to Smokies.
Lakefront, lakeview, moun-
tainview, lots, cabins,
acreage. Republic Realty of
Nantahala-Andrews
www.jennsrealty.com
www.MyNantahala.com Toll
Free (866)249-3178.
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amenities & nearby National
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mountain top, view, trees,
waterfall & large public lake
nearby, 2 bedroom, 1 bath.
$175,000 owner
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WATERFRONT! HOME SITES
from $99,900. Eastern North
Carolina. Call Clear Water
Marketing, (252)633-2059,
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Extraordinary Home Sites in
Gated Fall Branch Estates.
Wooded Lots, Panoramic
Mountain Views, From $60k.
Current phase: Pre-Con-
struction pricing.
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gesLife.com.


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Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots )105
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020u




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



BHR, 2BR, 2BA Doublewide,
c/a, no pets. $600 mo yearly
lease, $1000 sec.
(863)763-4031
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba,
$750, 1st, last & sec, Small
pets okay, (863)467-6309
eve & wkends.
TREASURE ISLAND, 2/2, Fur-
nished. Avail, now. Very pri-
vate lot w/screen porch, etc.
$875 mo. 863-357-3639



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
OKEECHOBEE- 2000 Terry,
sleeps 6, new Florida Room
on concrete slab, newly fur-
nished, parked in Brothers
RV Park. For more info call
(859)824-4313.

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers, RVs 2010
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
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 HR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
Proline, '86, 17', 90hp Yama-
ha 1998, center console, t-
top, trir like new, $6500.
(954)868-6518.
Skeeter Model TZX190, '04,
19', less than 50 hrs., Yama-
ha 175hpdi, 80lb. thrust troll.
mtr., hotfoot, Lowrance
depth finder, $21,000.
(615)293-6730
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & trlr,
$1800. (863)467-8038


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


your area for the NEW Kayak
Pool. Take Advantage of this
Unique Opportunity. Save $
Financing Available. For De-
tails Call (866)348-7560.



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



CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer,
DEH-P47DH, fits GM-Chrys-
lers, retails $290, sell $200
(863)357-0448.
JVC CD Remote, SMXJ101,
$15 or best offer.
(863)467-0987
STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg.
Call 863-674-0304.


iLots Sale ,


ILots Sale


BASSWOOD LOTS FOR SALE
Duplex Lot: $50,000
Single Family Lot (partially cleared): $37,000
WE HAVE OTHERS!
Call Guenter at
(561) 707-5135
Owner/Broker


Warehouse
Space 10751


Waehouse
Space 10751


BASSWOOD, 3BR/2BA, $1200
mo., 1st, last & security, Call
for appointment
863-697-1465.
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR, 1BA, w/
screened room, elec. boat lift,
on water, completely furn.,
$1100 mo. + sec. dep.
863)763-6886/447-1093.
Okeechobee, 2BR/2BA,
Ig. Tam. rm., screen rm. on the
water w/dock, club house,
$1100 mo. (863)381-6937
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, on
cul-de-sac, $800 down,
$950/mo (863)357-3252
Theresa or Travis


Roommate Wanted, 1/2
utilities, 1/2 rent, Call
(863)467-8783/328-0112






The OkeechoDee News, Wednesday, September 7, 2005


OKEE 32' Franklin, w/ FVRm,
Very good cond. Taylor
Creek, Lot 87 $1500. Must
be moved. (314)293-2227


SUPER POCKET YAMAHA R6
replica, practically brand new,
with all stickers $700 or best
offer (863)464-0542
YUMBO, starter motorcycle,
200cc, good beginner bike,
$2500. (863)801-4949

l'dh

HONDA 250 FOURTRAX '87, 4
Wheeler, Runs excellent.
New tires & brakes. $1500.
(863)634-1479


Automobiles




Aut' .Wa'l 4010
C1islo :ci 4015
Commerolal Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 410-45
Pickup Trucks 4050(
Sport Utility 4j)55
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 40065
Vans 4070



$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars
from $500! Tax Repos, US
Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's and
more! For Listings Call
(800)571-0225 Ext C373.
CADILLAC BROUGHAM 1989,
4 Door, 71K mls., Good on
gas. Clean inside/out. Asking
2450. (863)467-4043
CHEVY MALIBU 1997, Good
condition. Runs great! New
tires. $2,500 (863)467-4763
FORD F150 XLT 2001, 4 Dr.,
2wd, 91K mls., Power every-
thing. $15,000 or best offer.
239-229-2267
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, $1300.
863-801-6033
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 Ivmsg.
Pontiac Bonneville, '92- Sport
Edition, new battery, Full
power Good clean car $1600
or best offer 863-675-2598
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
VW RAIL BUGGY & PARTS -
needs work, will run, $350
or best offer (863)675-6214


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



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
Contrac $240 (863)763-6131
after 6p M-F, anytime weekend


TRAILER HITCH- Class 3, Fits
Mercury Grand Marquis,
Ford Crown, Vic. & various
Lincoln $150 863-467-8589


CHEVY 350 '94- 4dr, 1 ton,
good work truck, $2500
(863)357-6202/261-4999.
DODGE DAKOTA, '93- 4x4,
new engine, new rims, new
all terrain tires, AC/CD, V6
auto, $3500 (863)697-8332
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
GMC 1500 PICKUP TRUCK,
'85, runs good, body & in-
terior in good shape, $2500
Sneg. (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
whi 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.
Dodge Conv. Van, '00, loaded
w/ captain's chairs, TV, VCR,
stereo & fold out couch.
$8000. (239)949-0738
FORD AEROSTAR, '91, 4x4,
good motor & trans., for
parts only, $350 or best of-
fer. (863)763-0812
FORD VANS 1989 & 1990
w/Wheel Chair Lifts. $3400 &
$3900. (863)946-2703






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Public NotIce 5005
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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Workforce Develop-
ment Consortium announces a public
meeting of the Business Services
Committee to which all persons are
invited:
Date&Time: Wednesday, September
14, 2005-8.00a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
tacting:
Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based, in or-
der to provide a record for judicial re-
view.
82543 ON 9/7/05

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-195
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LATHAM BROWNING HULL,
a/k/a L, BROWNING HULL,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Ancillary Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Ancillary Summary Administration has
been entered in the Estate of LATHAM
BROWNING HULL, a/k/a L. Browning
Hull, Deceased, File Number 2005-
CP-195, by the Circuit Court for Okee-
chobee County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is.304
N.W. 2nd Street, Room 101, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972; that the dece-
dent's date of death was February 29,
2004; that the total value of the estate
is $9,500.00, that the names and ad-
dresses of those to whom it has oeen
assigned by such order are
STACY MITTON, 20 Beach Drive, Mysic,
Connecticut, 06355
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands
gainst'the estate of the decedent oth-
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file
their claims within this court WITHIN
THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
notice is August 31,2005.
Stacy Mitton
Person Giving Notice
20 Beach Drive
Mystic, Connecticut 06355
CONELY & CONELY. PA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863) 763-3825

Attorney for
Person Giving Notice
80314 ON 8/31/05 & 9/07/05


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Treasure Coast Workforce Consor-
tium announces a ,,,i ,,, i. ,
conference call, to r 1 '"
are invited to participate:
Date & Time: Wednesday, September
14,2005.8:30 am,

Place: St. Lucia County Annex Building
County Administrators
Conference Room
2300 Virginia Avenue 3rd Floor
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
PURPOSE: To appoint persons to serve
on the Treasure Coast Workforce De-
velopment Board and to discuss mat-
ters concerning the Workforce
Investment Act, Workforce Employ-
ment ,,.,,, i ,,i ...-Ifare Tran-
sition 1 1 .', 'ip Career
Cente .. in. ....-' .. Develop-
ment Board. A copy of the agenda
may be obtained by contacting:
Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
i:, ,, ,, -.,i 14952
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Consortium with
respect to any matter considered at
the above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatm recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the.appeal is based, in or-
der to provide a record for judicial re-
view.
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Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott
Ave., is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the
church. The temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone
who needs food. All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.


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


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


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


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


Church offers summer activities
Activities are now available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W Sixth St. These activities include: a food bank that is open
Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon; a martial arts class held
Tuesday through Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday 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
Thursday of every month from 1 until 5 p.m.; and, soccer is every
Tuesday and Thursday evenings.