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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 252


Franklinton relief
drop off locations
Badcock Home Furnish-
ings-512 N.W Park St.
Dr. Wayne Moesching -
175 S.W.28th St.
First Bank of Indiantown -
205 N.E. Park St.
KOA Campground 4276
U.S. 441 S.
Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce 55 S. Parrott
Ave.
Okeechobee Livestock
Market- 1055 U.S. 98 N.
Okeechobee News 107
S.W 17th St., Suite D
Raulerson Hospital 1796
U.S. 441 S.
Stafford's Hair Styling -
3528 U.S. 441 S.
Village Square Restaurant
301 W. South Park St.
Note: For monetary dona-
tions, please make checks
out to Franklinton Relief Fund
and take them to the First
Bank of Indiantown where a
special account has been
established.


Inside

Katrina victim
flees to Okeechobee
With the clothes on her
back and just a few impor-
tant papers and belongings,
Mary McCollum fled the
flooding streets of New
Orleans around midnight
Tuesday, Aug. 29. She made
her way to Okeechobee
where she is now living with
her brother Bo McCollum.
Page 2


Sept.11 recovery
loans loosely managed
The government's $5 bil-
lion effort to help small busi-
nesses recover from the Sept.
11 attacks was so loosely
. managed that it gave low-
interest loans to companies
that didn't need terrorism
relief, The Associated Press
has found.
And while some at New
York's Ground Zero couldn't
get assistance they desper-
ately sought, companies far
removed from the devasta-
tion had no problem winning
the government-guaranteed
loans.
Page 6


Drought Index
Current: 417
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.86 feet


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

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Community Events... .4
Crossword . . .9
Obituaries . . .3


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Friday, September 9, 2005


50t Plus tax


County grants zoning change


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The residents of Palm Village
Ranch and Seminole Cove lost
their fight to prevent a zoning
change in their neighborhood.
They lost the final battle Thursday
before the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners.
It was a hard fought war
through planning board and
county commission meetings, but
in the end, residents along S.W
16th Avenue were unsuccessful in


their attempt block a proposed
zoning change from residential
mobile home to residential gener-
al on 58 acres on the east side of
S.W 16th Avenue, south of Palm
Village Ranch.
The property is to be devel-
oped by ACS Okeechobee 1, LLC.
Planning Official Bill Royce
noted that a residential general
zoning would open up the proper-
ty to a "wide range of things." He
stated that the requested change
would be "a slight improvement"
over the present residential mobile


home zoning.
Mr. Royce noted that there was
no developer's agreement even
though Commission Chairman
John Abney stated that there
should have been.
"You can't really trust a devel-
oper,' said Herb Wells, president
of the Palm Village Ranch Home-
owners Association, drawing on
his 31 years in the construction
business. "You need to have it in
writing." .
His wife, Sheryl, suggested that
the matter be tabled until there is


Okeechobee reaches out


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This home sustained damage when the 100 mph winds uprooted this tree and blew it
onto the roof of this house in Bogalusa.

Franklinton takes it one day at a time
By .rnmaJablonsd .-
Okeechobee News .
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It's been nearly two weeks
since Hurricane Katrina roared
. through the Gulf Coast. That's
two weeks without outside com-
munications, food, water and
medical supplies. Sounds famil-
iar, doesn't it?
Franklinton has become
Okeechobee's adopted sister
town. It is very much like Okee-
chobee. It is located in west cen-
tral Washington Parish and is the
governmental seat of the entire
parish (county). Franklinton's
economy is based mostly upon
agriculture, mainly dairy farms
and the timber industry.
Franklinton has one full-time
fireman and 40 volunteers. There
are two nursing homes in this
community of approximately
4,000 residents. Franklinton has
one 18-hole golf course and one
hotel.
They were hit with over 100
mph winds. Most of the large oak
trees are down many crushing
cars and houses as they fell.
There is no electricity. They have
been told that it could be six to
eight weeks before power is
restored. What little supplies they
have are being shared with the
smaller surrounding communi-


developer's agreement stating the
maximum density. She said that
18 units per acre, the maximum
density allowed under present reg-
ulations for residential general,
was not acceptable.
She noted that with Palm Vil-
lage Ranch, Seminole Cove and
Ousley Estates there are already
over 1,400 family units within a
half mile. Mrs. Wells stated that
Palm Village Ranch has six units
per acre and that any higher densi-
ty would bring noise and crowd-
ing.


In addition, she said the pro-
posed development is "not the
type of neighborhood we are
looking for."
"Take a strong look at what this
will do for us financially," urged
John Smalley of Seminole Cove.
"Can we afford it? Who's going to
pay for it?"
He mentioned the sewage
plant that is reaching capacity, as
well as the traffic problems and
the need for an increase in police
See Zoning Page 2


City proposes



a $7.1 million


2005/06
By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil held its first public hearing
Tuesday night on its proposed
2005/06 budget that totals $7.1
million. Of that amount, $4.8
million is earmarked for the
General Fund where taxes are
generated, according to City
Administrator Brian Whitehall.
The proposed millage rate to
support the proposed budget is
the same as last year's 7.1899
per thousand dollar valuation on
all real and personal property
within the corporate limits of
Okeechobee, excluding proper-
ty within the city allowed as
homestead property. One mill
equals $1 for each $1,000 of
assessed value. The tax bill for a
$10,000 piece of property would


budget
be $10 for the city's portion of a
person's total tax bill. The pro-
posed millage rate is 13.11 per-
cent over the roll-back rate. The
new budget, once approved,
will take effect October 1..
"The city has six different
fund types and the General Fund
is where taxes are collected
along with fees," Mr. Whitehall
explained. He added that payroll
and individual department
expenses are also accounted for
in the General Fund. "Other
funds include block grants, such
as two Community Develop-
ment Block Grants totaling
$128,119, a capital projects fund,
a public facility or capital
improvement fund, and a law
enforcement special fund," he
See Budget Page 2


Lawsuit against


special to UKeecnooee News/uon Norton
Trees are down throughout Washington Parish in
Louisiana. Luckily, this tree fell away from a house In
Bogalusa, a small town near Franklinton, La.
ties who were hit just as bad, if spoke to the newspaper early
not worse. Thursday morning, and said
Very limited telephone serv- Franklinton is heavily damaged.
ice has been re-established in Eighty percent of the houses
Franklinton. But, it keeps going were damaged. He said his
on and off. home had large oaks blown over
The Okeechobee News has onto its roof.
finally been able to get through to The water system plant is up
Mayor Earl Brown, and running, but they are con-
-.-n ;C n t- *


who is ironically, a St. Peters-
burg, Fla., native. Mayor Brown


city should
-By Audrey Blackwell ber 2004.
Okeechobee News board had
rezoning; h
Christopher and Gail New- did not pass
man should drop a lawsuit city council
against the City of Okeechobee if a lawsuit to
. the city finally passes a rezoning decision. "
application first denied in 2004 were added
to rezone property at 207 N.E. the council
Park Street. The city council the zoning
approved the rezoning applica- 1-12 in the
tion on first reading at their City Clerk L
meeting Tuesday night and the At the Ai
second and final reading may be city council
.passed at the council's next was brougi
meeting on Sept. 20. tion again,
The Newmans had request- voted to ho
ed to rezone about 1.64 acres of sion to disc
developed property from the rounding th
commercial heavy zoning dis- able legal c
trict (CHV) to central business
zoning district (CBD) in Novem- See La


drop
The city planning
recommended the
however, the measure
s by ordinance by the
. The Newmans filed
appeal the council's
Two additional lots
d to the request, and
approved changing
district to CBD for lots
e area, according to
ane Gamiotea.
ug. 16 meeting of the
1, when the lawsuit
ht to the city's atten-
council members
Ild an executive ses-
:uss the options sur-
e rezoning and avail-
iptions. That session
lawsuit Page 2


'Ziploves' keep donations organized


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
Debbie Clemons was on her
way to donate clothes to a hurri-
cane relief effort when she real-
ized the pieces of an outfit she
planned to give might become
separated before the donation
reached the recipient.
So, she went home for a
Ziploc storage bag. Once the
clothing was bagged, she used a
permanent marker to write the
clothing size on the bag. And
she got an idea. What if, she
thought, all clothing sent to the
hurricane-ravaged areas was
packaged this way?
The idea for "Ziploves" was
born.
A 1 gallon Ziploc bag will
hold a child's outfit. A 2 gallon
bag can hold an adult outfit or a
pair of shoes.
The bags keep the items
together, keep them dry and
make it easier to distribute the
clothing to the hurricane vic-
tims.
"Instead of having people dig


through boxes or bags of
clothes, they can hand them a
Ziplove with the right size," she
said.
Mrs. Clemons asks donors to
label the bags with information
such as "boy, girl, teen, adult or
mature adult" as well as the size
and what type of clothing it is,
such as work clothing, school
clothing, jogging suit, etc.
"We thought we should have
the additional information on
the bag, not just the size, so that
we don't have a teenager given a
bag with clothes suitable for an
elderly person,".she explained.
Since the bags are see-
through, it's easy for the hurri-
cane victims to choose clothes.
For example, some men
might want to pick a plaid shirt
instead of a Hawaiian print, she
said.
Ziploves can hold any kind of
clothing items a person wants to
donate, she continued. A bag for
a man might contain a baseball
cap, work gloves and heavy
.socks. Children's bags might
include a book or a small toy.


Donors are encouraged to
include personal notes to the
hurricane victims, letting them
know someone is thinking
about them or praying for them.
Each bag will also include a
flier which states "Ziploves. This
is a gift of love from the people
of Okeechobee, Fla., to the over-
comers of Hurricane Katrina."
Ziploves may be dropped off
at the Okeechobee County Live-
stock Market, 'or in any of the
collection boxes for Hurricane
Katrina victims in Franklinton,
La.
They will be delivered by
truck to the hurricane victims.
"A Ziplove is a personal dona-
tion from you to someone in the
hurricane area," said Mrs.
Clemons.
She said if donors can't find
Ziploc bags, they can put the
items in any plastic bags with a
note about the size and type of
clothes, and she will make sure
they are transferred to a Ziploc
bag before being sent to the hur-
ricane areas.


ss.-.- ....,,.




Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Debbie and Jeff Clemons are collecting 'Ziploves' for the vic-
tims of Hurricane Katrina. They plan to send Ziploves to the
victims of Hurricane Katrina in Franklinton, La. At left is
Okeechobee News executive editor Katrina Elsken. The
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce and staff members of
the Okeechobee News are encouraging Okeechobee resi-
dents to "adopt" Franklinton a small, rural town that suf-
fered tremendous losses from the hurricane.


See Franklinton Page 2







2 The Okeechobee News, Friday, September 9, 2005


News Briefs Woman flees from


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 num-
ber is (863) 763-6466.
Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott
Ave., will hold a fundraiser Satur-
day, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. until 11
p.m.
The Florida Baptist Conven-
tion is accepting financial contribu-
tions. Checks should be made out
to the Florida Baptist Convention
and designated for Hurricane Relief
and sent to: Florida Baptist Conven-
tion, Business Services, Box 5579,
Jacksonville, Fla., 32247. Donations
can also be made by VISA, Master-
Card 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 swimming 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 victims. There will
also be free food, fingerprint ID of
kids, a.K-9 unit, and a prize give-
away.
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 vic-
tims. 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. Parrott
Ave. For information, contact Sun-
Trust Bank at (863) 763-1903.
Okeechobee Ministerial Asso-
ciation 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 start-
ing Sept. 8. For information, call
(863) 7634127.
Riverside Bank, 1506 S. Parrott
Ave., is collecting nonperishable
items canned food, packaged
dry goods, diapers and bottled
water in their lobby. For infor-
mation, call (863) 824-0400.

Storm victims
Use the Internet as much as
possible when trying to locate a
storm victim. The phone lines are
either down or, if operating, are
jammed.
Here are some Internet sites that
are posting messages with infor-
mation on those found or still miss-
ing.
www.nola.corn/forums/search-
ing/
www.nola.com/forums/lostand
found/
neworleans.craigslist.org/laf/
http://findkatrina.com/V
www.wwltv.com/forums/
www.katrinacheckin.org/okay/
www.katrinacheckin.org/searc
thing/
nokr.org/nok/restricted/home.h
tmn/
www.familymessages.org
www.redcross.org
Keep out
The Louisiana State Police (LSP)
has requested that those seeking
information on friends and loved-
ones should contact the Red Cross
at www.redcross.org, or call 1-800-
GET-INFO (1-800-438-4636).
The LSP also states that no one,
aside from authorized emergency
personnel, will be allowed to enter
those restricted areas.

Airboaters helping
in recovery efforts
The Florida Airboat Association
asks that the websites www.flair-
boat.com and www.airboat-
world.com be the primary con-
tact points for those interested in
volunteering their airboats to assist
in Hurricane Katrina recovery
efforts.

Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE The USDA,
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $141,000 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to'reserve
your seat for one of our homebuyer
classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-


days, starting at 9 a.m.


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
With the clothes on her back
and just a few important papers
and belongings. Mary McCollum
fled the flooding streets of New
Orleans around midnight Tuesday,
Aug. 29. She made her way to
Okeechobee where she is now liv-
ing with her brother Bo McCollum'
According to Ms. McCollum's
account of Hurricane Katrina, the
storm itself wasn't that bad. "I
stayed through the storm Sunday
and Monday. The storm was over
at about noonish on Monday.
There wasn't any flooding then,"
she said. She added that even after
the levees broke on Tuesday, she
didn't see any flooding. However,
at about 11 p.m. Tuesday the fire
department knocked on the door


Franklinton

Continued From Page 1
cerned about the quality of their
drinking water since they are only
20 miles away from the north
shore of Lake Pontchartrain. The
filthy water from New Orleans is
being pumped into the lake, and
the people of Franklinton are wor-
ried about the effect it will have on
their water system.
The 2-mile square town has
pulled together and is sharing
whatever they have with the small,
outlying towns around it.
"Once a day we serve as a mini
Wal-Mart," he chuckled. "They
send a truck to our drop-off center
and we share our supplies with
them. We have gotten some sup-
plies into town, but they are rapidly
being disbursed through the
parish."
When asked what they .need,
Mayor Brown replied, "Everything.
We really don't need clothes at this


Lawsuit

Continued From Page 1
was held Aug. 6 from 6 until 6:45
p.m. at city hall, Mrs. Gamiotea
said. No action was taken follow-
ing the session. "They are not
allowed to take any action at an
executive session," she said.
The council held an open pub-
lic hearing and approved three
ordinances on second reading, as
follows: Ordinance No. 905 alley
closing application for Magic Mile
Dairy Queen and a 20 percent
reduction in parking spaces; Ordi-
nance No. 90( rezoning property
at 100 N.W. 11th Ave. belonging to
Wallace Norton from single family
to commercial; and Ordinance 110
- rezoning property owned by KMJ
Land, Inc. from single family to
multi-family as requested by Mark
Goodbread.
In .new business, the council
approved a first reading and set
Sept. 20 as a final public hearing
date for proposed Ordinance No.
911 regarding a rezoning applica-
tion from Ronnie and Ellaine
Lawrence for property at 1120 S.
Parrott Ave.
The council also approved a
first reading and set Sept. 20 as a
final public hearing date proposed
ordinance No. 912, submitted by
Mark Goodbread for KMJ Land,
Inc. for property at the northwest
corner of Northeast 10th St. and
Northeast Third Ave.
The council approved mural
guidelines submitted by Maureen
Burroughs of Main Street, which-
will allow murals that reflect the
culture of Okeechobee to be paint-
ed on selected buildings in the city.


of her apartment and told her to
evacuate "now." They were
expecting 9 feet of water to rise
within the next 10 to 12 hours.
Ms. McCollum found a friend
nearby in the French Quarter of
New Orleans-an area that was
not flooded-to keep her cat. She
gathered important papers, some
items of clothing, and packed in
about 40 minutes in the dark, she
said. Neighbors who were going to
Chicago gave Ms. McCollum a lift
to Memphis, Tenn. From there she
boarded a bus to Birmingham, Ala.
where she met up with her brother.
"I called him from a pay phone just
outside of the French Quarter. It
was the only phone working there,
but it didn't take calls. No calls to
the 504 area code would work. The
storm knocked out all cell phones
and standard phones. This phone


point in Franklinton, but the small
outlying towns were devastated
and need whatever they can get.
There are some generators work-
ing, but we're running low on
fuel."
Think back to last year. What
did you need? Some of the items
they could use are canned meat,
fish, fruit, vegetables, bread, cook-
ies, candy, dried fruit, canned foods
and soups, powdered or single
serve drinks, cereal bars, packaged
condiments, peanut butter, jelly,
instant coffee, tea, lemonade,
portable camp stoves or grills, dis-
posable eating utensils, plates,
cups, napkins, paper towels, alu-
minum foil, toilet paper, soap,
shampoo, hand wipes, hand disin-
fectant, towels, blankets, pillows,
sleeping bags, baby clothes, dis-
posable diapers, formula, baby
food, Pedialyte, trash bags and out-
door extension cords. They also
need pet food.
Since our Letter from the Editor
in yesterday's paper, Okeechobee
has already begun to open its


Additionally, the council
approved an agreement with Main
Street wherein the city will pay the
agency $20,000 a year for three
years starting in October 2005. In
return, Main Street will continue to
promote the economic, physical
and aesthetic redevelopment and
maintenance of the downtown
area as activities relate to imple-
menting the Downtown Redevel-
opment Plan, according to the
typed agreement. Councilwoman
Lydia Jean Williams abstained
from the vote since she is executive
director of Main Street and such a
vote would constitute a conflict of
interest. She did, however, vote on
the mural project because she said
it did not involve any money com-
ing to her or the agency.
The council discussed the situa-
tion with Marvin Brantley still being
noncompliant in cleaning up his
junkyard on U.S. 441. He is passed
the Aug. 26 deadline for having it
cleaned up, and the pondered
what action to take. City Attorney
John Cook outlined the council's
options; mainly, to file an affidavit
with the court stating that Mr.
Brantley has not complied with the
judgment to clean up the property.
Mr. Cook said the court has two
options: The court could issue a
writ of attachment to place Mr.
Brantley in custody until the prop-
erty comes into compliance, or
issue a writ of sequestration
authorizing the sheriff to take cus-
tody of the property due to Mr.
Brantley's noncompliance. The
council authorized Mr. Cook to file
the affidavit.
The next city council meeting
will be Sept. 20, 6 p.m., at city hall,
following the final budget hearing.


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the Big
would not take any money, bu
could call collect or use a ca
card. I called my brother beca
knew he would accept a cc
call," she said.
"I was very glad to get out.
got some of my medications
was able to replace them.
them through a national chain
was on their computer, so
were able to look me up in the
tern and replace them," she sa
Someday in the future,
hopes to reunite with her cat
her plans are long range. "The
saying it may be a year before
ple can get back into
Orleans," she said. News acco
of people from Jefferson Pi
being allowed back into
homes to check on the cond
of them is because that parish
the other side of the levees an(


heart. Boxes are being placed
throughout the community. They
will be picked up when they are
full, emptied and then put back to
be filled again. A tractor-trailer,
donated by Walpole, Inc., will be
filled and delivered to Franklinton
as soon as possible.
If everything remains on sched-
ule, the trailer will be loaded on
Sept. 17 and on its way to Franklin-
ton.
"Please let the people of your
town know how awesome we
think this is. Please send, our heart-
felt thanks to all in your communi-
ty," stated Mayor Brown. "When
the truck nears our town, they will
receive a police escort to our distri-
bution center in the center of
town."
Don Norton came to Okee-
chobee to stay with his son Jon as
the hurricane tore through his
hometown of Franklinton. Mr. Nor-
ton returned to Franklinton to
check on his house and beloved
cats. He came back to Okee-
chobee with reports of severe dam-


Budget

Continued From Page 1
said.
The city is proposing a $280,994
budget increase. over last year's
budget, which is a 4.5 percent
increase in the General Fund. The
proposed budget reflects $183,379
of revenues over expenses in the
General Fund.
According to Mr. Whitehall, the
2005-06 total budget reflects a 2.9
percent increase over last year's
total budget. This year's proposed
total budget of $7.1 million com-
pares with last year's $6.3 million.
A major element of this year's total
budget is $600,000 included for the
Industrial Park Block Grant fund.
"Last year there was no budget for
that fund," Mr. Whitehall said.
Because the proposed budget
shows the city to be $183,379 in the
black-a unique position for the
city to be in, according to Mayor
James Kirk-the council approved
a 6 percent across-the-board salary
increase for, city employees over
the 1 2 percent allotted in the per-
sonnel step plan. The approval for
a 6 percent raise did not come easi-
ly, as the vote was tied by council
members for both a 4 percent and
a 6 percent raise. The mayor broke
the tie with council members
Dowling Watford and Lowry
Markham voting in favor of a 4 per-
cent increase and council mem-
bers Noel Chandler and Lydia Jean
Williams voting for the 6 percent


Zoning

Continued From Page 1
protection and schools that would
brought about by another develop-
ment.
"Please look at these things and
see if we are really ready," he urged
commissioners.
Mary Holman of Seminole Cove
presented the commissioners with
an additional 24 petitions against
the proposed zoning to add to
those that had been presented at
the last commission meeting. In
addition to the impact on schools,
roads and utilities she mentioned
the impact on the hospital.
"We can't stop growth," said
Don Gutermuth of Seminole Coe
"We don't want to." "Let's be care-
ful how we impact one area and
let's try to control it."
Tom Conely, attorney for the
developer stated his client seriously
considered limiting the project to
five units per ace. However, he said
that was not practical. He pro-
duced a map to show what portion
of the area would be developed.
He said that with wetlands, the
lake, roads and infrastructure there
was not a whole' lot of area left for
development.
The attorney stated there would
be 136 single-family units.
He produced a drawing of a
proposed six-unit single story
apartment complex.
"My developer doesn't propose
to put anything shabby on the
property," Mr. Conely asserted.
However, in response to ques-
tioning, he could not tell how
many of these apartment units
would be built.
He said that area of the county is
a desirable section to live.
Mr. Conely concluded by stating
that there is no legaljeason to deny
the zoning request an argument


Easy to Okeechobee
tyou flooding they experienced is nor- permanent resident here? She said:
calling mal flooding they usually get from "Okeechobee is a lovely town, and
use I heavy rain storms, according to Ms. I would like to stay here. But I don't
Illect McCollum. "It always floods there drive, and there isn't mass transit to
It wasn't water from the canal. Itdriveandthereisn'tmasstransitto
I for- wasn't up to the roof. It wasn't get me back and forth to a job. My
s but toxic and people were not dying friend in Redwood, Calif. (Silicon
I got there," she said. Valley) said I could stay with her.
i and Ms. McCollum, originally from She will teach me HTML program-
they Hialeah, Fla., is getting help from ming and help me get a job there.
e sys- the local Red Cross. She registered They have mass transit. My friend
id. with them Wednesday, Sept. 6, and hey
she received a Customer Assistance said they always need program-
. But Card (debit card) to help her initial- mers and programming pays well.
y are ly replace lost items. She planned That is my goal."
peo- to call the local office of Federal Does Ms. McCollum have any
New Emergency Management Associa- other immediate needs? "I'm
unts tion (FEMA) later in the day. But doing fine, but I would like people
arish her long range plan is to move to to kee those who did not make it
their California to be near a friend, to keep those who did not make it
lition where she thinks she will have a out and those who lost people in
is on better chance of working, their mind and in their prayers,"
d the Will Ms. McCollum become a she said.


age and lack of help to outlying
areas.
He did have some good news,
however all of his 30 cats sur-
vived and were waiting for him
when he got home. His house did
shift on its foundation but is still
standing. A large tree came down
across an antique auto and across
his long driveway, but he is happy
that he still has a home, damaged
or not, and that his pets are all safe.
His family was overwhelmed
when they learned that Okee-
chobee had adopted Franklinton
as its sister town. All his mother-in-
law Mary Smith could say through
a stream of tears was, "thank you,
thankyou."
Franklinton is the largest town
in Washington Parish.
According to Dairy Agent
Aubrey Posey, the parish is home
to 95 dairies, with about 100 to 150
cows each. Mr. Posey said the
dairies have generators but that it
has been hard to find fuel to keep
them running for the milking
machines. He said for a week, they


increase. The mayor is allowed to
vote when there is a tie, and he
voted against the 4 percent raise
and for the 6 percent increase.
During the salary raise discus-
sion, Mr. Whitehall said he had
heard some people talk about a
sort of financial bubble the city is
in. "No one wants to come back
and increase millage if the bubble
breaks," he said.
In casting his vote, Mayor Kirk
said, "We have an opportunity to
give a raise to the employees and
keep some in reserve. It is time to
recognize the hard work of our
employees'and department heads
who do a good job for us."
Highlighting a few areas of
increase in the proposed budget,
the city added 20 percent to fuel
and oil costs for the public works
department and law enforcement
due to the recent increases in fuel
costs. Mr. Whitehall explained, say-
ing that the city started the budget
process in May and he worked
with department heads in June,
before fuel price increases. "In the
last two weeks we have seen those
prices go up and increased that
area of the budget," he said. The
fire department is not included
because they already have a cush-
ion and the city is investigating the
possibility of using public works
department fuel, which has a stor-
age facility.
Other areas of increase include
an additional $2,500 for added
part-time help, $30,000 to replace a
shed near the city hall parking lot
that was damaged in last year's


he had used at the last hearing.
Commissioner Clif Betts asked
about the lack of a developer's
agreement.
Mr. Conely replied that a devel-
oper's agreement would take time
and it was easier for his client to live
within the limitation of the coun-
ty's land development regulations.


had to dump the milk because
there was no power for refrigera-
tion and no way to transport the
milk to the processing plant. The
cows, of course, still had to be
milked, but they had to dump the
milk.
Mr. Posey said they have been
able to get feed for the cows.
"It may not be the feed they are
used to, but they are being fed," he
added.
He said he spoke to the Superin-
tendent of Schools Thursday and
that they plan to reopen schools on
Sept. 19. Many children will need
school supplies and clothing, he
said. Many of those in the outlying
rural areas lost everything to the
hurricane.
He said any help Okeechobee
can send will be-much appreciat-
ed. Okeechobee sounds like his
kind of town, he said.
For more on Franklinton, see
their website at
www.Franklinton.com.


hurricanes, $9,000 for a PA system
upgrade, and $20,000 for an ADA
study for handicap accessibility at
city hall.
While there is no increase in the
budgeted amount for canal spray-
ing of the few city canals, the coun-
cil discussed the issue at great
length. The city owns a jon boat
and has been using it to spray for
mosquitoes in the canals. Howev-
er, problems arise when the canals
become bogged down with foliage
and the small boat cannot get
through. "They go a little ways in,
spray, and then have to come back
out and wait a day or two until the
foliage dies off and go back in and
spray some more. It's a time-con-
suming process," Mr. Whitehall
said. He said the city just purchased
an airboat for $4,500 that will give
them the capability of spraying and
killing off foliage and mosquitoes
all in one day. "My biggest concern
is if the city is hit with a half-dozen
cases of West Nile Virus and has to
do intense spraying. Our biggest
thrust is mosquito control," he
said. He added that the jon boat
couldn't cut it, but the airboat can.
Mayor Kirk expressed concern
that the Army Corps of Engineers
might think they could leave the
responsibility for the canals up to
the city. Mr. Whitehall suggested
that be articulated to agencies in
writing.
The second and final public
budget hearing will be Sept. 20 at
5:01 p.m. at city hall. The regularly
scheduled city council meeting will
follow.


He avowed that there was ho way
to put in 18 units per acre the
maximum allowed under present
regulations.
This response was not sufficient
for Commissioner Betts, who cast
the lone dissenting vote against the
zoning change.


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Everglades students combine studies of mammals and science
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First Grade
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Student of the Week are: Sara
Delgado, Matthew Lynch, Kailey
McCain, Bryton Dickinson, Mari-
ah Whaley, Joseph Shirey and
Aliaa Latch.
Mrs. Duncan's class enjoyed
the three day weekend! Now we
are back to work. In science we
are learning about mammals,
birds, amphibians, reptiles, and
fish. We will be making murals


with these animals and their
environments. In math we are
still working on place value. Next
we will be comparing numbers.
Happy Birthday to Noah Amico
and Alex Pluskot. Parents keep
reading every night with your
child.
Mrs. Tilton's class is compar-
ing and ordering numbers in
math, while still brushing up on
expanded notation. In science
we are recreating a pie chart rep-
resenting the different classifica-
tions of animals in the world. We
continue to write about the rain-
forest animals we have come to
know, focusing on intriguing


details. Look for Progress
Reports to go home on Sept. 9.
Happy September Birthday to
Audra Torres.
Mrs. Laughlin's class is also
studying different types of ani-
mals. We will be conducting an
experiment to see how animal
fur keeps them warm. (Don't
worry we won't be using any
animals in the experiment.) In
writing we are writing para-
graphs and focusing on topic
sentences.
Ms. Jan Watford's class has
been practicing writing numbers
in expanded form using marsh-
mallows for the zeros. We are


still working on our z multiplica-
tion facts. Thanks to Crystal and
Emilse for helping in Mrs.
Hawk's Kindergarten class. In
science class we will study the
different groups of animals.
Student Council
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now on sale. They are machine
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Gator Mascot design on the front.
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now the price is only $8.
Media Center
The Media Center will host a
Scholastic Book Fair starting on
Sept. 9, and it will run until Sept,
23. Parent volunteers are needed
to run the Book Fair. Please call
the school office at (863)462-
5108 and offer to help out. We
desperately need volunteers.


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'Clean Out Your Closet for Hospice Drive'. Those looking over the donated items are Jenny
Stewart, left, of Waste Management and Theresa Davis of Hospice of Okeechobee. Hos-
pice will be conducting a yard sale this Saturday. The staff at Waste Management also took
up a collection for Hurricane Katrina relief. The money was mailed to Waste Management's
corporate office in Houston, Texas. The company will match these funds and use them to
help Waste Management employees who were impacted by Hurricane Katrina.


Okeechobee News/D.Hamilton
Plea for guardians
County Judge Shirley Brennan was introduced by Kiwanis
Club member Frank Irby as guest speaker at the weekly
meeting of the Kiwanis Club. Judge Brennan brought with
her Elizabeth McHugh of the local Guardian ad Litem pro-
gram and also Sam Duncan, who has volunteered with the
program. All three of the guest speakers made a plea to
Kiwanians to become guardians and make a difference in
the life of a child.





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Obituaries

Joyce Ruth Hacker
Joyce Ruth Hacker, age 53, of
Okeechobee died Thursday, Sept.
8, 2005 at Hos-
pice of Martin
and St. Lucie in
Stuart. She was
born Oct. 14,
1951 in St.
Louis, Mo. She
had been a res-
ident of Okee-
chobee since
1973. She grad- Joyce Ruth
uated from the Hacker
University of
Tennessee in 1972 and taught
Physical Education for 30 years in
the Okeechobee School system.
She was an avid golfer and
enjoyed softball.
She was preceded in death by:
her father, Elbert G. Hacker and
infant sister, Katherine Hacker.
Survivors include: her mother,
Lenore P. Hacker of Paris, Tenn.;
sisters, Suzanne (Joe) Hayes of
Paragould, Ark. and Karen (Bill)
Harding of Paris, Tenn.; two
nephews, Paul (Stacey) Kester-
son of Morristown, Tenn. and
Jason (Hedy) Kesterson of
Cookeville, Tenn.
The family will receive friends
at the Buxton Funeral Home on
Friday, Sept. 9 from 6 until 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Mayes Center of Hope, 1201 S.E.
Indian St. Stuart, Fla. 34997.
All arrangements are under
the direction and careof the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry.


Pershing 'Perry' Ruble
Pershing 'Perry' Ruble, age 87,
of Okeechobee .died Wednesday,
Sept. 7, 2005 at Raulerson Hospi-
tal. He was born Aug. 26, 1918 in
Garrard County, Ky. He had been
a resident of Okeechobee for 10
months. He served in the U.S.
Army and was an accountant by
trade. He was a Christian and
enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of six years, Carol Ruble and
brother in law, Ray Coburn, Jr. of
Okeechobee.
There will no visitation or serv-
ices.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry.


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attending 'Okeechobee County
Schools.
Okeechobee County School
Board participates in the National
School breakfast and lunch pro-
grams and accepts family applica-
tions for free/reduced price school
meals. The United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture allows for a
grace period for all students that
were approved for free/reduced
price meals for School year
2004/05. Every student received an
application for free/reduced price
meals to take home at the begin-
ning of school year 2005/2006. Stu-
dents that have not returned a com-
pleted application for the current
school year and using the status


from 2004/2005 will be required to
pay full price for their meals after
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005.
The 2005/2006 prices for meals
are as follows:
All schools: student breakfast,
.75
Elementary schools: student
lunch, $1.50 and adult, $2
Secondary schools (middle
and senior high): student lunch,
$1.75 and-adult, $2.
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please return a completed applica-
tion before the deadline of Sept. 22.
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THANK YOU I just want to thank everybody that was involved in the
rodeo, the parade and all the vendors in the park, including the news
media for all the pictures. Okeechobee is just a great place to be. I have
been coming here for a lot of years and there is just no place like it. Thank
you, Okeechobee.
HALLIBURTON With Vice President Dick Cheney heading to the disas-
ter states, I am just wondering how far behind can Halliburton be. He
should be right on his heels shouldn't he?
STOP THE SHUTTLE This is about the hurricanes that we are seeing
so much of this year. Did you notice just after they rocketed off to space,
that we started getting hurricanes? I firmly believe that when you disrupt
the atmosphere like that you get this kind of disturbance down here on
earth. I don't understand why we go up there anyways. They need to stop
it immediately and spend the money here in forms of tax cuts or put it to
some other good. Thankyou.
SEND MONEY INSTEAD In regarding "Empty your closets" in Speak
Out. I went through Hurricane Andrew and I am sorry to say that was a
bad idea. With all the clothing that was donated down there, they had no
way of storing it or taking care of it so it all got rained on. A better thing to
do is to have your yard sales and then donate the money to the Red Cross
or any of our local people doing it. I am grateful for the kindness of your
heart and your thought, but I thinkyou need to rethink it.
SLOWDOWN AND SAVE I just read in the paper where the sheriff said
that their biggest gas guzzlers were their patrol cars that they use every
day. Well, how about the officers slowing down. When I travel U.S. 98
and 441 patrol officers fly past me going at least 75 miles an hour. Tell
them to slow down, if they are not going on a call. Just because they are
officers don't mean they need to drive that fast and it would save you a lot
of money.
THEY GET EVERYTHING I can appreciate all the help the Katrina vic-
tims are getting now from other countries, our own government and
everyone around these United States. These people are being given
homes, money and this and that. And I look at the situation as a whole
and when you look back when we were in Florida and got devastated by
two hurricanes and we didn't get such help and I think it is just wrong.
NEGATIVITY WORKS I had to laugh when I read one Speak Out that
said that those with all of the negative comments must have miserable
lives. I am one of those people calling with negative comments and my
life is just fine, thank you. However, there are those in this world whose
lives are miserable because of the failures of their government leaders. It
was negative comments from around the nation that moved our leaders
to quicker action. It will be more negative comments that will push for
answers and accountability. And you will hear my negative comments
whenever your life is miserable because of injustice and incompetence.
You must forgive my anger and frustration, but I hate to see my fellow
Americans being neglected by their government.
NEGATIVE COMMENTS Ok, the negative comments have been flow-
ing hot and heavy about the Feds not doing their part. But really, how do
you plan for this type of event. I am a public official for a small city, (not
Okeeehobee), and let me tell you, it is not as simple as what you may
think. You cannot compare this to 9/11 by any stretch of the imagination.
That involved thousands of individuals, the Katrina aftermath involves
millions. Even if you had that kind of materials stockpiled it does take time
to get it shipped out. I am in a reserve unit and it takes us several days to
get everything ready for a deployment: Materials have to be inventoried,
palletized, loaded and destinations designated. Granted some of these
could be expedited but it still takes some time. Did the Feds drop the ball?
Yea, they could have done better but you have to lay a lot of the blame on
state and local governments too, it is their plans that failed the test. They
should have been able to take up the slack unritil the feds could get their
folks on line. Each state has a national guard to task in just such emergen-
cies. So ease up on the Feds a little bit. I agree they could have done better
but who could have predicted the magnitude of Katrina.
TAKING CARE OF VICTIMS I was glad to see that a family in Moore
Haven has taken in a family of victims. Plus they are going to send a lot of
the people up north. Some to my home town, some one is opening up
the doors for these people so they can get back on their feet. That is great!
JEB BUSH I was here during Hurricane Frances and Hurricane Jeanne
.last year. I think Jeb Bush did a wonderful job. After Jeanne, he was in
Okeechobee before the wind had even died down, meeting with our
emergency officials, finding out what we needed. The folks at the EOC
were pretty surprised when he came walking through the door. There
were no reporters there at the time. It wasn't a photo-op. The only photos
taken were those taken by EOC volunteers who were thrilled to have their
photo with the governor.
DONATED CLOTHES I see in the paper where some people are col-
lecting clothing for the hurricane victims. When people donated clothing
for victims of Hurricane Andrew, it wound up costing quite a lot to haul
most of it to the landfill. It was too difficult to get it to the right people. It
would be wrong size, wrong kind of clothing for the climate, or just too
worn out. If, you don't know exactly where the supplies are going, or to
whom it's best to donate money to the Red Cross and Catholic Charities
so they can buy the supplies and take them there. Your money goes far-
ther too, because they buy in bulk and get a better price than you would at
the store.

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Looking Back...
Shown is the 1991, Fabulous '50s Class Reunion. Class members are in no particular order: Oakland Chapman, Donald
Clements, Dr. Edward Douglas, Larue Holmes, Eugene Fulwider, Kathleen McCullers Bateman, Betty Chandler
Williamson, Opal Lowe Lightsey, Ann Hansel, Linde Smith, June Cone Clements and Betty Nix Sweatt. Do you have any
old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107
S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about the photo to okee-
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Letter to the Editor


Hurricane relief for
New Orleans, La.
I would like the community to
donate to an account at SunTrust,
Mid-Florida as a helping response
to the hurricane relief for New
Orleans.
This is probably the worst dis-
aster even in the United States. I
would like the people of New
Orleans to know that other peo-
ple in other states and cities care.
We love them and feel great
sorrow for their loss.
They have lost everything, life;


home, food, clothing, electricity,
water they have nothing.
I pray to God to receive the
souls of the deceased. I pray to
God for the living, that they know
someone cares and I know in my
heart that all of Okeechobee
does.
I would be glad to pay the
bank for holding the money; and,
I would like to start the donation
with a check for $300.
Thank you all, and thank God
for your generous heart.
Submitted by,
William C. Ledford
of Okeechobee


Upcoming Events

Friday
Tops Takes off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance'-Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is, an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.

Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, which
is located next to the driver's license office at 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a
self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other
intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric
illness. It's an open discussion group. For information, call (863) 467-
1026.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mission,
1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education include:
AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic violence; absti-
nence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational materials and pre-
vention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick
Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of
the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign 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.

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.

Monday
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at the
Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invited.
Please R.S.V.P. to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee Pres-
byterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is
invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organiza-
tion or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is
open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual member-
ship is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at
(863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at http://www.rootsweb.comr/-
flgso.,
Chobee Christian Cycles will meet at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S.
Parrott Ave. at 6:30 p.m. For information, contact Gene Roddenberry at
(863) 610-1841 or (863) 634-1723 or Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.

Tuesday
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee wilJ meet at the Grace
Christian Church, Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently
homeschooling or interested in homeschooling is welcomed to attend.
For information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863)
467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863).467-5261.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All .Rotarians and the public are invited.
For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meet at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E.,
which is located next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group
that offers support and education for people who have been diagnosed
with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disor-
der or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.


Community Events

Baptist Church opens library
First Baptist Church Library invites everyone to check out
books, tapes, CDs, DVDs and Christian materials. They are open
Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Wednesday, from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. and Sundays from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are located at
401 S.W. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 763-2171. -

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

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the
American Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay
Contest. The contest is open to public, private and parochial
schools and those who are home schooled and will start on the
first day of school. The essays have to be turned in by Dec. 1.
This year's subject for grades five through eight is "Benjamin
Franklin- More than a Revolutionary". Jan. 17, 2006, marks the
300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth. "The Santa Maria
to the New World and the Apollo Mission to the Moon: Christo-
pher Columbus and the Astronauts" is the subject chosen for
grades nine thought 12. American Essay Contest Certificates and
Excellence in History Medals will be presented to the contest-
ants. The winner from each school will receive a monetary
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Veteran's Service closed Sept. 1-9
The County Veteran's Service office will be closed Sept. 1-9.
The VA vans will continue to run to West Palm Beach VA Medical
Center, Monday through Friday. To schedule a ride on the van,
call the Veterans' Service Office at (863) 763-8124 a couple days
ahead of time and leave your name, the last four digits of your
Social Security number along with the date and time of your
appointment (morning appointments only). During this time
period, if you need to speak to a service officer reference a claim
call the .Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs Benefit Office at
the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center at (866) 383-9036. The
County Veterans' Service Office will reopen on Monday, Sept. 12,
at 8 a.m.

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 live-
stock 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. Sec-
ond Ave. This forum provides a mechanism for dialogue and
problem solving in the community through the collaborative
efforts of local decision makers. The public is invited. For infor-
mation, call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a yard sale Sept. 9 and 10
from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at the air 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.

History Center reopens
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St., will 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 cen-
ter is closed call (863) 467-5261, or (863) 357-7711.

Steer weigh-in set for Sept. 10
The steer weigh-in for the Okeechobee Youth Livestock show
will be Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Okeechobee Livestock Market
on U.S. 98 N. from 8 until 10 a.m. Entrants must be 4-H or FFA
members at least 10 years old by Sept. 1, 2005. Completely filled
out entry forms are due at weigh-in and are available from the 4-
H office or FFA advisors. Steers must weigh at least 600 pounds
and be Okeechobee County born and raised. For information,
contact Rick Barnes (863) 357-2047.

CCC hosting barbecue lunch
Chobee Christian Cycles will host a free barbecue lunch on
Saturday, Sept 10, for anyone interested in joining as a member
or coming out to meet the new president, Gene Roddenberry.
The club is all new with rides every Saturday morning (weather
permitting). There will also be elections for new board mem-
bers. The barbecue will begin at 11 a.m. at Style Studios Custom
Motorcycle Shop, 1600 S.R. 70 E. For information, contact Gene
Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841 or (863) 634-1723; or, Holly
Stewart at (863) 610-1251.






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Enjoying their lunch
Wednesday was Grandparent's Day at Central Elementary
School. Enjoying their Junch together were kindergarten-
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Okeechobee News/Linda Cannon
A special grandmother
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parent's Day, Sunday, Sept. 11. Having lunch with her
grandson Collin Moran, a first grader in Mrs. Howard's
class is Janet Moran.


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Special to Okeechobee News
Mavericks defeat Bulldogs
The Okeechobee Freshman Campus Mavericks were victorious (30-6) over the South
Fork freshman Bulldogs last Thursday at South Fork High School. Lonnie Pryor scored
three touchdowns, Garrett Madrigal scored one touchdown, Nate Pollard had a two-point
conversion and Tomy Files also had a two-point conversion for the Maverick win.


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Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Brahmans (1-
-1) will host the Lake Placid Drag-
ons (1-0) in Brahman Stadium Fri-
day evening.
Lake Placid's first game of the
season was against Moore Haven


host Lake Placid Dragons
(13-7), a team that the Brahmans spring and lost to them 10-6. Our
ran over (41-0) in pre-season play. kids are fired up about that and
"We're concentrating on basic ready to go. We know that they run
running plays. We will run more the power sweep and work out of
quality and less quantity plays. Our the shotgun. They also have a 5-3
defense will remain the same. defense."
We're just going to stop them," The game is set for Friday
stated Brahman head coach Chris evening at Brahman Stadium with
Branham. "We played them in the kick-off at 7:30 p.m.


Sports Briefs


YABA sign-ups
begin Sept. 10
The YABA bowling league for
youngsters. 6-18 will take place
on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Stardust
Lanes, 1465 U.S. 441 S.E., begin-
ning at 9 a.m. Bowling will also
start on that date. For informa-
tion contact Stardust Lanes at
(863) 567-1800.

County hosting
PPK competition
The Okeechobee County
Parks and Recreation Depart-
ment will host the local Pepsi
NFL Punt, Pass and Kick compe-
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ship goes to the general athletic
fund, and another portion goes
into a scholarship trust.
For information, call Brah-
man head football coach Chris
Branham at (863)462-5050.


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At the Movies -

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 9, 9
through Thursday, Sept. 15, are as
follows:
Theatre I "40 Year Old Virgin"
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
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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 "Red Eye" (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
at2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

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

Childbirth education
classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will be presenting child-
birth education classes at the
Okeechobee County Health
Department. All pregnant
women are encouraged to attend
the classes. For information or to
register for this informative class,
call the Healthy Start office at
(863) 462-5877. Every baby
deserves a healthy start.

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

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnan-
cy testing to girls and women of
all ages. We offer free and confi-
dential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free
ultrasound, parenting classes,
and abstinence education. Oper-
ating hours are from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S.
Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. For information or
appointments call (863) 763-
8859.

Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics
include discipline a family affair,
birth to eight months infants,
eight to eighteen months the tod-
'dler, 18 to 36 months terrific
twos, three year olds, and
uncommon sense. Each week
parents "earn" baby. bucks to
purchase items for their baby at
the Center's Baby Boutique.
Childcare is not provided, howev-
er infants in carriers are wel-
come. For details call (863) 763-
8859 or (863) 697-6320.
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LADIES RING found vie. of
Subway in LaBelle. Please
call to identify.
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Trak John Deere mower
missing from Jefferson Ave
in Immokalee on 9/6 call Ar-
mando (239)657-5719 or
(239)243-2213.
DOG- Female Beagle, Black.
white & brown approx 201lbs
Last seen N W 3rd St. Child
pets. 863-447-1141
LOST COCKATIEL- Yellow with
red markings on each side.
Been missing for 4 days.
(863)805-8745
RED NOSED PIT- F, 5mo old,
Vic. of Treasure Island area.
Missing since eve of Aug 30th
863-697-2650 Reward
REWARD! Missing Tan &
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cropped ears, Fri., 8/26, on
441 near Hester Aluminum,
answers to Tank, Beloved
Pet. (863)699-1918


CUR MIX, 5 males, 2 mos.
old, free to good home.
(863)763-4826
FREE! Rhodesian Ridgeback,
2 years, old, Purebred, no
papers. Inquire at
(863)675-6432
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS,
Male & Female. Approx. 1 yr.
old. No papers. 1 Home great!
Will separate. (863)983-5557
MIX DOG Female, lyr, small,
long hair. Free to good
home (863)673-1877
SCRAP METAL- you must
haul. (863)763-5771.
STAFFORD SHIRE TERRIER-
(F), spayed, not good w/
other female dogs, chases
cats, Awesome family dog,
Moving can't take with. To
good home only
(863)983-1654.
SWEET POTATO VINES: White
& Orange. Free, you haul.
(863)675-3256
TV ANTENNA & TOWER- 38'
(863)763-4600
USED CAR BED, Stroller, High
chair, More. 863-675-4216
WATERBEDS- 2, King size,
Complete. (863)675-4216





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ASSISTANT MANAGER
$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume to
863-467-2402 or,
apply within.
EXPERIENCED COOKS,
SERVERS & HOSTESS
Competitive Wages.
Apply Within

AUTO ACCESSORY
INSTALLER NEEDED
Must be mechanically
inclined. Apply in person
Tuesday-Thursday,
Lehman Auto Body
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NO phone calls please!
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Experienced in all aspect
of general repair of
passenger cars & light .
duty trucks. ASE Certified
preferred, but not necessary.
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diagnose general repairs &
NC problems. Must have
tools & transportation.
Call 863-467-6633
BARTENDERS
Experienced only need apply
Please call (863)763-2838
CARPENTERS
& DRYWALLERS
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DFWP (863)467-0831
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Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
. Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


HELP WANTED
Full/Time
Drivers Needed for Mid-Size truck, to make food and
supplies deliveries. Excellent hours and wages. Guaranteed 40
hours, Mon. thru Fri. Must have clean drivers record.
Must be dependable.
Call Dennis 800-419-1842 for more information.


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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
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CLEAN UP
WORKERS NEEDED
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
.863-763-5586
DAIRY FOREMAN:
Exp./Bilingual Preferred
House, Phone, Lights
Provided. Call
634-1758 or 634-1756
IMMEDIATE OPENING
Fporeman/Lead Man Mobile
/Modular Home setup ,
Full knowledge Required
Excellent pay. Call Rick
983-673-6417 or
863-983-6820
MECHANIC/MECHANIC
ASSISTANT
Wanted F/T & P/T Positions
Available (863)610-0852
SALESMAN Needed for used
car lot. No exp. necessary.
Must be able to work flex.
hours. (863)634-3455
WAITRESS & COOK
Needed. Experienced only.
Ranchers Restaurant.
(863)763-8115

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
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



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

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Lines & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health I& 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,
TEMPSTAR 5ton, heat pump,
12 seer, brand new never
been used. f1000
(863)467-7101


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ANTIQUE PIANO- Turn of the
Century, iave 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


CHEST FREEZER, small, $60.
(863)467-5680
CROSLEY STOVE- Apartment
Size, Electric, New Paid
$325 asking $250. neg.
Okee (863)357-2233
DRYER, white, like new, great
condition, works good, $65.
(863)763-5218
REFRIGERATOR- GE, Double
wide, Water, Ice, Light. 2 yrs
old, Excellent condition.
$400. (863)357-0709
WASHER & ODREF. iHro-
p)rn : i : icir ri, r i: .J l i : il r 1
y.' OlN L' ii p) 1 il ;-00
li:,r tLia 5Lri .2: ,, 6 1(:4 l.
WASHER, Whirlpool, heavy
duty, 6 cycle, almond, very
good cond., $75.
(863)763-6617
WASHER/DRYER- and Micro-
wave- Good condition. $125
will sell sep.(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



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



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



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


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


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44
yrs. old. Rare items. $2500
all. 863)824-3358



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 Ln 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


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 .
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Brown, Good condition. $25.
(863)697-9979
KING SIZE BED- Head board,
Couch & Love seat, Animal
print, Great cond. $400. Will
sep. (863)674-9063
KING SIZED BED- Head-
board, Mattress, complete,
Very nice $100
(863)986-4743
MATTRESS & BOX SPRING,
King size w/frame. $50.
(863)697-9979
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



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.


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



POWER CHAIR- Golden Alant'e
New, still have manual/war-
ranty Pd $6000 asking
$1200 neg 863-634-9620



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
PORTABLE COMMODE- ad-
justable height, sits over toi-
let or with pail, $55
(863)357-8788.


TANNING BED, Wolfe Ovation;
24 bulb, $1600.
(863)983-0030
WATER COOLER- Zephyr Hills,
holds 5 gal bottle, like new,
white, $75. (863)447-2130.
WebTV Internate Terminal,
Battery operated keyboard &
Electric keyboard $50.
(863)467-2639



BASS GUITAR- New Tradition
5 string, Pearl white, Brand
new $250. 954-275-8111 or
(863)357-1576


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


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

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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



LAWN MOWER Poulan Pro,
17h/p Briggs & Stratton eng.
garage kept $1150 or best
offer (863)467-0987
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(9iR.1\7_n0 I O/R1-4iQQQ


Australian Blue & Red Heeler W1 ,.' U'-''...
Pups, 10 weeks, working RIDING LAWN MOWER '98
parents on premises, $300. Snapper, Runs good, like new
(863)227-0071/227-1111 condition $600 or best offer
BIRD CAGE, large, with (863)517-1177
wheels, gray, good cond., RIDING LAWN MOWER- John
$100 or best offer. Deere Hydra, Sears gas edg-
(863)467-4049 er & Scotts lawn mower.
BLACK SILKIE CHICKS, $5 $700 will sep 863-357-6456
each. (863)675-6214 RIDING MOWER, Snapper, In-
BOA SNAKE- Red Tail & rats, dustrial Model. 11 hp. 32" cut.
$150. Please call $300 (863)763-0967
863-357-3994 after 5pm ROTOTILLER, Craftsman,
Ask for Susan $200. (863)763-7358
CHIHUAHUA'S (2) beautiful ROYAL & QUEEN PALM
males, 10 wks, first shots & TREES- Gorgeous!! up to
health cert. $300 e. 18ft high, $400 for all will
(772)517-6712. sell separate (863)675-0104
DACHSHUND PUP- mini, (F),
tan,. 8 weeks, 1st shots, u mj "I
$250 (863)467-4728. BULL & HEIFER CALF-
BULL & HEIFER CALF-
FINCH BREEDING CAGE healthy and de wormed
large, 42x3x2, pd $80 will $350 (305)807-2500.
sell for $55 or best offer
(863)675-3032 LaBelle Kentals
FISH TANK 75 gallon w/ light
& accessories $100 _
(863)675-7878 QTI ENT
RED NOSED PITBULL 5 mo
old, all shots up to date
$400 (863)447-0965 Apartments 905
Business Places 910
SHIH TZU PUPPY AKC reg. Commercial
Champion bloodline, Great Property 915
w/kids. Sacrifice for $300 or Condos
best offer (863)467-8896 Townhouses Rent920
TANKS 55 gal. on aluminum Farm Property 5
stand, 10 gal. on wrought House Rent 930
iron stand & 20 gal. $125 for and- Rent 935
all will sep. (863)675-0247 Resort Property -
: bRent 945
Roommate 950
'Sple 060 Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
WATER HEATER: Just 1 yr.. Rent 960
old. 40 gallon. Pd. $270,
Asking $125 or best offer.
561-723-4466 Cell. Ho e -RetI 03
CBS Home, 3/2, 1 yr. old,
S spool/tennis court access,
furn./unfurn., Must See!
ABOVE GROUND POOL 24ft $1400 mo. (863)634-0779
diameter, all accessories,
must take down & haul. OKEE- 3Br, 2Ba, Big porch,
$550(863)675-3236 yard, 905 SW 2nd Ave
$1000 mo. + 1st & last sec
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent dep. (863)634-0512 s
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1999. OKEECHOBEE, 2/3BR, 1BA,
(863)983-7751 w/ screened room, elec. boat
lift, on water, completely furn.,
$950 mo. + sec. dep.
863)763-6886/447-1093.
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, on
AQUATIC ITEMS 3 life vests, cul-de-sac, $800 down,
3 comp. snorkeling sets, & $950/mo 8613)357-3252
40" Maui surf board. $90 for Theresa orTravis
pr will sep. (863)675-4792 OKEECHOBEE CITY LIMITS-
OKEECHOBEE CITY LIMITS-
PAINTBALL GUNS- (2) Titp- 2br, iba, $900. mo. 1st,
man, 3 air tanks, 2 helmets, Last & Sec dep req. Cal
all for $400 (863)467-0668. (561)762-7660
after4pm.
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The classified ads
Roommate Wanted, 1/2
S ejiiiii 1/2 rent, Call
(863)467-8783/328-0112

CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer, Real Estate
DEH-P47DH, fits GM-Chrys- R a sa
lers, retails $290, sell $200
(863)357-0448. i IT .i
STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg ................ ...........
Call 863-674-0304. Business Places -
Sale 1005
Tlv o Commercial
R Property -Sale 1010

TV, 32" Toshiba, 1 yr. old, owhoses S ale1020
$300. (863)467-6821 ar:,es Sale 02
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
EWSAPERADING A S Open House 1050
NEWSPAPERMAN Out of State -
YOU A MORE INFORMED Propert Sale 1055
AND INTERESTING Property Sale 1055
AND INTERESTING Property Inspection1060
PERSON. Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
owonAder newipap.er Sale 1070
readers me ore papularl Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

VCR MOVIES- 150, $200. or
best offer (863)610-1082


GAS POWERED GOLF CART-
CALL (863)763-4545 OR BEST Location Ever! 4br 2ba
(260)450-2266 CELL. On 5 wooded acres w/lake.
4 bay utility barn, newly
WANTED: Horse Round Pen refurbished, concrete drive &
or Panels. (954)214-8877 or parking. Must See! Call Jay
(863)824-8787 863-634-3451


Proline, '86, 17', 90hp Yama-
BASSW OOD LOTS FOR SALE ha 1998, center console e, t-
top, trlr like new, $6500.
Duplex Lot: $50,000 (954)868-6518.
Single Family Lot (partially cleared): $37,000 REINELL- 24' Cabin Cruiser,
305 Merc, I/O, Fly bridge, Bi-
WE HAVE OTHERS! mini, with trailer $1000 or
best offer (772)465-3925
Call Guenter at Skeeter Model TZX190, '04,
(561) 707-5135 19', less than 50 hrs., Yama-
w r/Brke ha 175hpdi, 80lb. thrust troll.
Owner/Broker mtr., hotfoot, Lowrance
depth finder, $21,000.
H c W Z 3-TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
Hurricane Wind Zone 3 ^windshield, 60 hp Mariner
Manufactured& SINGLE WIDE 12x50 w/ outboard motor & trir,
Modular Homes screened room. You Must $1800. (863)467-8038
Land/Home Packages Move. $1500 (863)675-2331 m ..
Complete Double Section, SKI-9 2x0 N 0
Setup &A/C. SKYLINE- '90, 26'x40', New
From $45,000 roof/carpet. Free delivery to MIDAS MINI '83- 24ft Chev
STANTON HOMES Zone II, Set up & permit extra MIDAS MINI '83- 24ff, Chev
1-800-330-6623 $12,500. (863)675-5000 350, dual AC, 4KW Onan
Jen, runs good $2495 cash
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST (863)801-3841.
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING OKEE 32' Franklin, w/ FI/Rm,
bileSTANTON HOMES Very good cond. Tayor
Mobile;Homes 800-330-6266 Creek, Lot 87 $1500. Must
be moved. (314)293-2227
a in TRAVEL TRAILER, 16Ft. Ex-
I I l o I ReCrealtUII cellent condition. $1500
(863)357-0765
Mobile Home .Lots 2005 ll I lI l WINNEBAGO MOTOR HOME,
Mobile Home Parts 2010 '93, 34k mil, like new,
Mobile Homes Rent 2015 Boats .. $26,500. (863)946-6639
Mobile Homes Sale )202 Campers RVs 30 10 mtI
Jet Skiis 2015
'Moi HMarine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous r25 SUPER POCKET YAMAHA R6
Motorcycles 30?0 replica, practically brand new,
POWER CORD- For a Mobile Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035 with all stickers $700 or best
P.OWER CORD- For a Mobile offer (863)464-0542
Home. 4 wire, 22' long. $60.
(863)357-5754 YUMBO, starter motorcycle,
1 200cc, good beginner bike,
bl oeARROW GLASS, '84, 18',cen- $2500. (863)801-4949
ter console, 115hp Yamaha, pot
clean mtr., solid boat,
BHR, 2BR, 2BA Doublewide, $2500. (561)924-8292
c/a, no pets. $600 mo yearly
lease, $1000 sec. BASS TRACKER BOAT -16ft HONDA 250 FOURTRAX '87, 4
(863)763-4031 w/troller motor & trailer, no Wheeler, Runs excellent.
motor, rated for 50h/p $1000 New tires & brakes. $1500.
(863)824-0373 (863)634-1479
!l 2 I BOAT, 16 Ft. w/115 hp motor. YAMAHA 250, '03, 4 wheeler,
$300 or will trade for equal less than 10 hrs., $2200.
LeBelle- '80, Vougue, *14'x60' value Riding Mower. (863)946-6639
has roof over, Zone II Free de- (863)763-7358
livery Set up & permits extra A tm i|
$6000 (863)-675-5000 BOAT TRAILERS (2) -Tandem, n
MOBILE HOME FOR SALE, or will sep. (954)868-6518 '
1989 Single Wide, 2 BR, 2 BA,
Good cond. Must be moved. DRY BOAT 11ft, 30h/p Marn- \ I T I
$12,500. (863)634-7737 ner, full cover, trailer, similar
to a jet ski full cover. $2500
New & Used (954)868-6518 Automobiles 41005
Manufactured Homes Autos Wanted 4010
Fleetwood, Jacobsen, GLASSSTREAM PRO BASS- Classic Cars 4015
Scotbilt, Townhomes. '92, 50 hp, Trailer, Trolling Commercial Trucks 4020
Best Deals Anywhere. motor w/pedal control Depth Construction
STANTON HOMES finder $3500 941-426-3781 Equipment 4025
Clewiston, LaBelle, GRUMMAN ALUMINUM- 14', Foreign Cars 4130
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda V Haul, Trailer, 25hp Merc, Four Wheel Drive 1035
1-800-330-8106 Trolling motor. $1500 Heavy Duty Trucks 4010
(561)352-7275 Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
JON BOAT, 10 Ft. w/trailer, Sport Utility 4055
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA 1/2acre motor & trolling motor. Extra's Tractor Trailers 4060
Garage, fenced yard. included. $400. or best offer. Utility Trailers 40165
1850NEl103rd Ave. Call (863)763-0280 anytime. Vans 4070
$140,000 (863)634-3009
JON BOAT, 14 Ft. w/ galv.
OKEECHOBEE- 2000 Terry, trailer. 9.9 Johnson, New mol l
sleeps 6, new Florida Room seats, Live well. Runs great.
on concrete slab, newly fur- $650. (863)801-3527 CADILLAC BROUGHAM 1989,
nished, parked in Brothers CADILLA BUHAM ,
RV Park. For more info call' MERCURY '01, 25 HP 'electric, 4 Door, 71K mis., Good on
(859)824-4313. start, 0/B Motor, 2Q06,war-i Clean inside/out. Asking
RENTTO OWN ranty. Perfect cond. $2000. i.2"h. (863)467-4043
Buy Here -Pay Here (863)697-1645. CHEVY LUMINA, '93, good air,
Marginal Credit OK PRO CRAFT170 COMBO'98 runs good, new tires, 87k
Clewiston Stanton Homes Excellent condition $7900 or miles, $2400 neg.
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CHEVY MALIBU 1997, Good
condition. Runs great! New
tires. $2,500 (863)467-4763
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
MERCURY COUGAR 1995,
V8, Runs good. $800 or best
offer (863)528-2486.
MERCURY COUGAR, '99, sil-
ver, 189,000 miles, $4000
or best offer. (863)634-0779
OLD'S CUTLASS SUPREME-
'91, All power, low miles, 4
door, Runs great. $1500.
(863)634-2582
Pontiac Bonneville, '92- full
power, AC, reliable car, call
for details, $1800 or best of-
fer. (863)675-2598 Iv msg.
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


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



GOLF CART, '02, EZ Go, low
hrs., with charger, $2000.
(863)946-6639


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FORD 1 TON '86 lift gate,
PTO, 11ft utility body $1200
(863)467-8511
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.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
RIMS, 17" Manta Ray, Uni-
vefsal four lug. Brand new'
Very Nicel $600. or nSst offer.
Call Rarroie 803163Ji-0645
TIRES (4)- new. M+S,
LT245/75R1i7 Continental
CornRaC $240 i8631763-6131
ahr 6p M-F, anytime weekend
TRAILER HITCH- Glass 3 Fits
Mercury Grand Marquis.
Ford Crown Vic & various
Lincoln $150 863-467-8589
WHEELS & TIRES (4) 20",
chrome, w/285/50 Goodyear
Eagle tires, $800 neg.
(863)528-1894.



CHEVY 350 '94- 4dr, 1 ton,.
cood work truck. $2500
(863)357-6202/261-4999.
DODGE D50 1988, Good con-
dition. New motor. New tires &
rims. Good paint. New brakes.
$2800. (863)697-9979
DODGE DAKOTA, '93- 4x4,
new engine, new rims, new
all lerrain lires, AC/CD, V6
auto, $3500 (863)697-8332
DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs
good, new parts, fiberglass
work body w/ladder rack;'
S1500 (863)655-0030.

DODGE RAM 50 1983, P/S,
'Too box. bedliner, 5 spd,
easy on gas, $1250.
(863)447-2130
FORD F100- '74, Ext cab,
Short bed, 460 C6 bans.. 35"
tires $1500 Neg.
863-675-4697/239-494-2647
FORD F150 2002 Club Cab, 1
Owner. 71K mls. LOOKs &
Runs great. Must see!
$12,000.1 (772)569-6285
FORD F150 '81 2 wheel
drive, sulo, wnole or for
pans. $500 (863)763-5067
FORD RANGER XLT '87, wIlh
exhta cab, runs good, 5 spd..
$800. (863)362-9222


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION AND
CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at
7:00 p.m. In the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthousne,
304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change in
zoning from the existing classification of Agdculture (A) to the proposed classif-
cation of Heavy Industrial (1-2) and to consider a Special Exceptionto allow for
manufacturing, processing, packaging or fabricating otherthan In a completely
enclosed building, specifcally the manufacturing and storage of modular building,
in a Heavy Indusal (1-2) zoning district. Theproperty owners are James and
Barbara Fowler. The applicantIs Royal Concrete Concepts, Inc. The Property Is
located at 1650 Highway 98 North and is more particularly described as follows:
Beginning at the Northeast Comer of Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 35
East, and run thence West along North Boundary line of said Section 18,3,461.4
feet Thence South to the North edge of the right-of-way of the Florida Wester and
Northern Ralrod; thence in an Eastey direction along North side of railroad
right-of-way line to Intersection with Section line, Eastboundary line of Section
10; Thence North along said Section line 2,224.6 feettothe Northeast corner of
Section 1l and POINTOFBEGINNING.
In the event that all teams scheduled before the Board are notheard, the hearings
shall be continuedto Wednesday, September 28,2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to consider the request for a change n zoningwill be
held before the Board of County Commssioners on Thursday, October 13,2005
at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commission Meeting Room, Okechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALLJNTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVETHE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of County Commissioners orthe Boardof Adjustments and Appeals with
respect to any matter considered attheoe meetings or hearing will need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and thatthe record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and
Planning and Development tapes arem forth sole purpose of backup for official
records of the Clerkand of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition i#R-2005-0600 and S-2005-0620
82429 ON 9/9,18/2005

NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF INSTALLATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 7:0 p.m. In the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee CountyCourthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Floridatoconsider a PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE N-
STALLATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT in a Residential Mixed (RM) zoning
district. The property owners and applicants are Asquith and Shei Bodden. The
property address is 5900 NE 2nd Street and is more particularly described as fo-
lows:
Lot47, LOTS OF PINE, an unrecorded plat of a portion of the Soathweat 1/4 of the
Southeast 1/4 of Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 36 East, being more
particularly described as follows:
Commencin atthe Northeast comer of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 18, Township
37 South,ange 36 East, run thence South 0 02' 22" West along the East boun-
dary line of said Southwest 1/4 of Southeast 1/4 and being also the centedine of
B & K McArthur Road, for a distance of 579.38 feet; Thence run South 880 39'
37" West parallel with the North boundary line of said Soutwest 1/4 of Southeeast
1/4, afor a distance of 212.01 feet for POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence continue
South 880 39' 37" West for a distance of 182.00 feet; Thence run South 0 02'
22"West, parallel with the East boundary line of said Southwest 1/4 of Southeast
1/4 for a distance of 239.37 feet Thence run North 8839'37" East fora dis-
tance of 182.00 feet; Thence run North 0o 02' 22" Eastfor distance of 239.34
feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.

In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, September 28,2005 at 7:00 p.m. In the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street
Okeechobee, Florida
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decisionbythe
Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
Is made and thatthe record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official record of the department. o
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # M-2005-0260
82446 ON 9/9/2005 .


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
GMC 1500 PICKUP TRUCK,
85, runs good, body & in-
terior in good shape, $2500
neg. (863)634-7098
NISSAN PICKUP 1997, 2 wd.,
5 spd., Ice Cold Air, 4 cyl.
E'uellen i conodion $2500
.,,863)632-9166
Toyota Pickup, '85 exT cab. 4
whIl r, lilled on 35xl2 5,
system, custom paint,
$1800 neg. (863)801-9441



JEEP CHEROKEE '95 Good
condition, runs great. 4door,
aulo 4x2 $2000 or best of-
fer (8631673-0645 Ramses



TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
(772)569-6285
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,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 VANS 1989 & 1990
w/Wheel Chair Lifts..$3400 &
$3900. (863)946-2703r
HI TOP CONV VAN '93- great
shape, beige, tow pkg
(863)467-6857.
MAZDA MPV VAN, '90. 7 pas-
senger, V6, all power, new
tires, no rust. needs eng.
work. $500. 8631467-6805
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82544ON 9/9/05

LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on SEPTEMBER 23,
2005, at 9:00 A.M. Pursuantto Florida
Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing and
storage charges. Year, make, model
and vin ate as follows.
2004 Black Pull Traler
VIN# BETSUT1291178
1992 Che Van
VIN# 10NDM15W3NB186547
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE Fl-
NA LI NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE
Said automobiles will be sold In "As Is'
condition with no guarantee's.
83408 ON 9/9/05 "
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I Pul c Notice


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board on Tuesday, September27, 27005 at 7:00 p.m. n the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da, to consider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classification of
Commercial (C) and Residential Mobile Home (RMH) to the proposed classifications
of Heavy Commercial (C-2), Residential Single Family (RSF) and Residential Gen-
eral (RG). The property owners and applicants are ARS Powerports, Inc. and
Brother-in-Law enterprises, Inc. The property Is located at 4422 Highway 441
North and Is more particularly described as follows:
That portion proposed to be rezoned to Heavy Commercial (C-2) is described as fol-
lows:
A parcel of land lying in Section 3, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee
County, Florida. Said parcel being a portion of a tract of land described in Official
Record Book 348, Page 438, Public Record of Okeechobee County, Florida and
being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest comer
of said Section 3 and bear North 890 40' 38" East along the North line of Section
3, to the Intersection with the East right-of-way line of S.R. No. 15, according to
the Florida Department of Transportation right-of-way Maintenance Map, Section
91020-2515 Sheet 2 of 5, a distance of 224.56 feet Thence bear South 05 35'
58" West along said right-of-way line of S.R. No. 15, a distance of 271.55 feet;
Thence bear South 070 46' 42" est along ] iht-of-wa line of S.R. No. 15, a dis-
tance of 500.36 feet Thence bear South 04 57 15" West along right-of-way line
of S.R. No. 15, a distance of 271.91 feettothe intersection with the North line of
that said tract of land described in Official Record Book 348, Page 438, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, lorida and the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence
continue South 04.57' 42" West along the West right-of-way line of S.R. No. 15
a distance of 226.44 feet; Thence bear South 030 07' 35" West along the West
right-of-way line of S.R. No. 15, a distance of 497.69 feet Thence bear South 010
18' 28" East along right-of-way line of S.R. No. 15, a distance of 68.39 feet to the
Intersection with the South boundary line of thattract of land described in Official
Record Book 348, Page 438; Thence bear North 890 53' 51" East along the South
line of the property described in Official.Record Book 348, Page 438, Public
Record of Okeechobee, Florida, a distance of 566.69 feet; Thence bear North 0
16' 08" West to the Intersection with the North line of that property described in
Official Record Book 348; Page 438 Public Records of Okeechobee County, Flori-
da; A distance of 791.15 feet; Thence bear South 890 40' 52" West a distance of
517.84 to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
That portion proposed to be rezoned to Residential Single Family (RSF) is described
as follows:
A parcel of land lying in Section 3, Township 37 South, Ran e 35 East, Okeechobee
County, Florida. Said parcel being a portion of a tract of land described in O.R.
Book 348, Page 438, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and being
more particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Northwest corner of said Section 3 and bear North 890 40' 38"
East along the North Line of Section 3, to the Intersection with the East right-of-
way line of S.R. No. 15,according to the Florida Department of Transportation
Right Maintenance Map; Section 91020-2515 Sheet 2 of 5,a distance of 224.56
feet; Thence bear South 05 35'58" West along said right-of-way line of S.R. No.
15, a distance of 271.55 feet; Thence bear South 07046'42" West along right-of-
way line of S.R. No. 15, distance of 500.36 feet; Thence bear South 04 57' 15"
West along right-of-way line of S.R. No. 15, a distance of 271.91 feet to the In-
tersection with the North line of that said tract of land described in Official Record
Book 348, Page 438, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; Thence bear
North 890 40' 52" East, along North line of property described In Official Record
Book 348 Page 438, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of
517.84 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence continue North 890 40' 52" East
along aforesaid North line of property described In Official Record Book 348, Page
438, a distance of 380.35 feet; Thence bear South 0 19' 08", a distance of
741.48 feet; Thence bear North 893 42' 50" East to the Intersection with a North-
westerly right-of-way line of Northeast. 39th Boulevard (Cemetery Rodd) a dis-
tance of 385.27 feet; Thence South 480 05' 47" West along the said
Northwesterly right-of-way line of Northeast 39th Boulevard to the intersection
with the South line of property described in Official Record Book 348, Page 438,
of Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 75.26 feet; Thence bear South 890
43' 51" West along South line of that property described in Official Record Book
348, Page 438, Public Record of Okeechobee County, Florida; a distance of
710.01; Thence bear North 0 16' 08" West a distance of 791.15 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
That portion proposed to be rezoned to Resldential General (RG) is described as fol-
lows:
Parcel of land lying in Section 3, Township 37 aush Ro', ?a: E-ri O ,E:'ri.b,,.
County, lorida. Said parcel being a portion or ae racot o lan descneoed in O.R.
Book 348, Page 438, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and being
more particularly described as follows: -
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
NOTICE: The Board of Adjustment of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will meet on
Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible.
The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council
Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The items of consideration at this
meeting are:
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a VARIANCE requesting to allow for an en-
croachment on an easement and standard setbacks from sle setbacks from 10
feet to 3 feel David and Rene' Wlson are the property owners and applicants. The
subject property is located at 816 Southeast 11th Street Legal description: Lot 37
of Okeechobee Estates, Plat Book 3, Page 20, Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida and is approximately 0.20 acres. This item was tabled at the Au-
gust 23, 2005 meeting. Petition No. 5-003-V
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a VARIANCE on the South side setbacks
from 15 feet to 2 feet (Ref. LDR 90-375 s)). The City of Okeechobee Police De-
partment is the property owner and applicant The subject property is located at
50 Southeast 2nd Avenue. Legal description: Block oi Flagler Park as described
in Plat Book 1, Page 10, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Petition
No. 05-005-V
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a VARIANCE on front setbacks from 20 feet
to 10 feet and rear setbacks from 10 feet to 5 feet (Ret. LDR 90-285(2)). Roland
and Linda Durrance are the property owners and applicants. The subject property
is located at 907 West North Park Street. Leal description: Lot 3 and 4 of Block
199, City of Okeechobee, PIt Book 5, Pages of the Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida and is approximately 0.9169 acres. Petition No. 05-006-V
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION requesting allow-
ance of a drive through service window for a restaurant (Ref. LDR 90-283(1)).
Dennis and Anita Bryan are the property owners and applicants. The subject prop-
erty Is located at 104 Southeast 6th Street. Legal descrption: Lots 10,11 and 12
of Block 220, First Addition of Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 6, Public Records
of Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately 0.462 acres. Petition No.
05-002-SE.
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION for one dwelling unit
per commercial building, not exceeding two bedrooms or 800 square feet (Ref.
LDR 90-253(15)). Haynes and Susan Williams are the property owners and appli-
cants. The subject property is located at 408 Northeast 3rd Street. Legal descrip-
tion: Lots 3 and the West 10 Feet of Lot 2 of Block 144, City of Okeechobee, Plat
Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and Is approxi-
mately 0.20 acres. Petition No. 05-003-SE
Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION for adult family care
homes or assisted living facilities as provided by law (Ref. LDR 90-193(13)).
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc. is the property owner and applicants. The subject
property Is located at 411 Southeast 4th Street. Legal description: Lots 1,2,3,4
and 5 of Block B, Central Park, Plat Book 2, Page 39, Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida and Is approximately 2.0 acres. Petition No:05-004-SE.
A copy of the entirepetltion(s) and agenda are available in the General Services Of-
ice, Rm 101 at City Hal or by calling Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3372 x218.
Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment will serve as the decision making
body (quasls-Judlcial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny the above Appli-
cation (s).
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of Adjustment with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. General
Services Department tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records
of the department. In accordance with the Americans wth Disabilities Act (ADA)
and Florida Statute 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommoda-
tion to participate In this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook no later than two
(2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863) 763-3372 x218 for assistance;
if hearing is Impaired telephone the Florida Relay Service Number
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) orl-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for assistance.
Bdrian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
83076 ON 9/9,19/05


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da, to consider a request for a change In zoning from the existing classification of
Agriculture (A) to the proposed classification of Neighborhood Commercial
(NC-2). The property owners and applicants.are Fort Drum Diner, LLC and Fort
Drum Gas and Convenience, Inc. The property Is located at 32603 Highway 441
North and is more particularly described as follows:
Being a parcel of land lying In Section 3, Township 34 South, Range 35 East, Okee-
chobee County, Florida, and lying n and comprising portion of that certain par-
cel of land as described In Official Records Book 506, Page 622 of the Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as
follows:
Commence at the Southeast comer of the Southeast one-quarter (SE 1/4) of the
Northwest one-quarter (NW 1.4) of said Section 3; Thence bear S 88 deg. 50'27"
W, along the South boundary line of said Southeast one-quarter (SE 1/4) of the
Northwest one-quarter (NW /4) of Section 3, for a distance of 397.84 feet to the
intersection with the Wsterly ight-of-way line of State Road No. 15 (US Highway
441North), being also the Easterly boundary line of said O.R. Book 506, Page
622; Thence bear N 31 deg. 04'15 W, along said Westerly right-of-way line, and
along said Easterldy boundary line for a distance of 131.63 feet to the Point of Be-
ginning; Thence continue N 31 deg. 04'15" W, along said Westerly right-of-way
line and along said Easterly boundary line, for a distance of 245.79 feet to the in-
tersection with the Southerly right-of-way line of NE 327" Trail, also being the
Northeast comer of said O.R. Book 506, Page 622;Thence bear S 69 deg. 28'04"
W, along Southerly right-of-way line of NE 327th Trail and along the Northerly
boundary line of said OR. Book 506, Page 622, for a distance of 257.78 feet to
the Northwest comer of said O.R. Book 506, Page 622; Thence bear S 31 deg.
03'39" E, along the Westerly boundary line of said O.R. Book 506,'Page 622 for a
distance of 292.94 feet to a point; Thence bear N 58 deg. 55'45" E, a distance of
253.48 feettothe POINT OF BEGINNING.
In the event that all Items before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be con-
tinued to Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. In the Commission Meet-
ing Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County Commisslon-
ers on Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission' Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da.
OAL irjlEitE'I PARlrlE SHALL HAVE THE OPPOrITuloJiT Tio 1 HEAR(i AT
THE FiRFil A0 ':Ei:O ( lo b HEARING Ary oir..:.'o ,oioJ.hli, lu it rn.jl ''I -l-- 1:10 .
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83404 ON 9/9,18/05

NOTICE OFPCONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION AND
CONSIDERATION OF A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE- A PUBLIC HEARING wAi be r to r.ior, [r.r ,1 r. ,Ouow ,rui y Pli in.i.
Biord Bo i't Ol Adlu.rmrTr Lr,1r ApOe.il.: r, Turd3y Se o luTOUr J :1 31
01 II TI ,| 0 oinT m.o T ii, M eroig l ilm OO eel:rouor.- C tlnr :i ur[iou -:
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"euPofo.n 00 illuIu lr ,ingir la inl j arinrl or mui0 tam lly dwa lling .1 'rn ':Iy :I
rorlvo uvnr: per o3:re in RupiUeamdn G',eral t o:,ninhj dStrol Trn ii...,ov
'woitf, u Joj..torJoreI:rtuoi teooriCito: M L. i' lO rn(.:pe[,r ry n rlJw
;cil Lone ierweco loW 3ir Avenue a,,dNW 1M A vnue re. ,v iiTO o l,,nl,'.ull.i1
d4r':r0.Oo-d iS OiOw'
Block 3lots 14 through 26 Conners Highland subdivision and Block 22 Lots 1
through 6 and Lots 8 through 13 Conners Highland subdivision.
In the event that all tems scheduled beforethe Board are not heard, the bearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, September 28,2005 at 7:00 p.m. In the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd.Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING to considerthe request for a change in zoning will be
held before the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, October 13,2005
at 9:00 a.m. in the County Coilasslon Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Staet, Okeechobee, Forida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALI HAVE THE OPPORTUNITYTO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of County Commissioners orthe Board of Adjustments and Appeals with
respectto any matterconsidered atthese meetings or hearings will need to en-
Clerk and PlannIng and Devalopment tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for
official records of the Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition # R-2005-0610 and S-2005-0624
82564 ON 9/9,18/2005


NpTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will beheld before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at7:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting
Room,'Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee Florida,
to consider arequestfor a change In zoning from the existing classification of
Residential Single Family (RSF) to the proposed classification of Heavy Commer-
clal(C-2), The property owners Carole Ann Anderson. The applicants are Ca
ani oDonon Gainsr. The property Is located at 1315 Highway 70 East and is more
' parocularly esoed as follows:
Lots land 8, Block 13 RIVERSIDE PARK, according to the platthereof recorded in
Plat Book 1, Page 23, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the eventthat all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be con-
tinued to Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. rithe Commission Meet-
Ing Room, Okeechobe County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechbee,
Florida. .
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING wil be rionc ,o to e Boa0Jr ol C0un0'r1 Lourrm ( .i,,n'
n uo Thursaay. October 13 2005 at 9.00 a m om ai.ummo .l:r.nMe-riiih
R'.,:m CO ein,:,'ee.oounmy OuoriouSe 304 NW 2rn Sareel Oieoaoen e uie lio
.13
ALL ibTEREFE IED PARTIES eAo.L HAVE THE OPPORiunJit 10T BE HEARD AT
THE fIR ANO SECONDr HEARINGS Any [ ,on .eruinC g to ,Iir. il. ue y .tr irl4. I
ro mo 8ri0 01 C ountiW CommiinoiOrherir. Plinlrog Bo ri'd an r,4.0r r io any r
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PUBLIC NUTICE -iIu P o nig
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING "t-it0,513
A CITY ORDINANCE 82548 ON 9/9,18/2005
PLEASE TAKE roNriCE ri iroe n C(y Counlcil 01 me (Tno of uOeecOUioUe Flonidal .
ornduct 3 PUBLIC HEARING oi Iur..ay SeyTerornir l20 005 rJO liTiialoely l1
lowin met F'ial Buuigl Puiblic Heianrig .re0OuleO i0 Degr, .1i 5oUI PM PUIat CCNOTICE
Hall h5 SE IaN Ame. rfrtni ouee FL lu Iinsidr n id r 000i0 radin I 00 0 I hjihiwi.]i 3PUBIC NOTICE
O. inir.ie inlo ica NO. 911- AN ORDINANCE OF THE CTY OF KEECHEE CONSDERATIONOFADOPTING
FLORIDA AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF OKEECHOBEE BY REZON- ACITYORDINANCE
ING A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN. PLEASE TAKE N1ICE that the Ci Council of e City of Okeechobee, niIa will
FROM RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY-ONE IRSF-I. ZONING DISTRICT TO PL t a PUBEASE TAKE N INGCE that the C o f the Cy of Okeechbee, loda wl
HEAVY COMMERCIAL IeHVI ZONING DISTRICT. AMENDING THE ZONING MAP conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 immediately fll-
HEAVY CORD ERCIALYPR HVID ZONING DIST EVERABILITY AAME NDI AN E FFEC- lAwin the Final Budget Public Hearing scheduled to begin at 5:01 RM., at City
CORDIENGLY. PROVIING FOR ONFLITS EVRABILITY A AN EFFEC- Hall, 5 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL. to consider final reading of the following
rToE DATnonc otoralg Aoo ApiatonN 00-t rtoe Ordinance lnto elaw: NO.907: AN ORDINANCE CLOSING, VACATING AND ABAN-
SpiT Own,, na ndre,'ariodo aooe Tre haooa.:T.no ', o- t.on r'g DONNING THE ALLEY OR ALLEYWAY AS DESCRIBED HEREIN, WITHIN BLOCK
or omnes n I d e e R 0 .He Or 179, OKEECHOBEE, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 10, PUBLIC
rionV oin r oca nt prop l RSier o 1ngleFoo120 Sy-Ou a,.n AeF-1e1 e Leg; RECORDS, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; RESERVING AN EASEMENT
0Lr K I lowr o ca poper0 11 2y olea, 1120 Sr. outr D Pro .-Aveu Pa Leg l THEREON; RETAINING A RIGHT OF REVERSION; AND DIRECTING THE CITY
P:ger, Puu0Dri LeoeS 1One1robre rIuTy. Fon0113o3ara al ,'O,,e CLERK TO RECORD THE ORDINANCE IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE CLERK
ag 000040 0d Ooeorooeo (o'nnty. Froona oane Str y 1 OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PRO-
acres)e VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All mernmers 01 ltheruDIc are encuur.ged to a3 l11a0 i'n aa icate 'Il rl :.neg All members of pthe bi c ame encouragedto attend and partidipate in sald hearing.
rrTe propseu Odlnen( ri o u h s0.olt In enbray oI ,TioT, oers ul u- The prpoed Onane maybe inpeoted In It enrety by members of there pub-

PLEASE IAe r NOTICE AND i8 ADvS-eD tram if any arson or coldrk at ppel n PLEASE Tc NOi AND BE o ADVISED tLat If any person desires to appeal any
de oici" or m ae by m e rsC Counc il win recp to an y rman er con .l anerrd 3 ti r deca m a n e 0 0oE wi r p ec an y m atte r id red this
1e3nn9g sucn siler ra person il neea a wara u0 the proceed ad ftheproceedingin sg an ior aa aerng o and for
such, purpose may nee1 [to ensure a vermaom more-aof lthe fucaudiags i.r' mode Sabh purpose ray need to ensure a nerbsan record of the proceedings i rando,
will4 record finctludeS we s raere'o ansloga erividnc uO0,' wt0h00rIMe opn1to r0 whIbch record incird es the teohmoo and eaiden e p n o w c00 'hin g Imade"
eaeclk.d Coty (te, Fope..r 00, tr oine .:.'Ie purp,) 'f a t 0.if ,,0f.i"v in i Cr' d ..r;:' :
theoeflOl. th rl.eier .
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes thei aCran with tc Amri.s with iir i i -
206.26, persons wthdisabllles needling special accoummodtina to participate in In accordance with the Americans with Disg aperi i acL iunnr.an.n .] parcipu. 0.
this mprcedan9 should contact Lane Gamiatea no fater than two 2) w mworkingdays 286.26, persons with disabeiies needing special accortlooanon to parcifpae in
hinr pr o pmeed ing shul-c-tc La 2e Gmswifto ha laten or voie o Impairedo da1 this proceeding should contact Laane Gamiotaa no later than two (2) working days
LoD 18022 ot er 1-8-447-5620 por to the ceed f at863-763-3372 X215; if hearing or voice Impaired, call
Lane Gemotea;CMC, CIT CLERK DLane Ga 2 oM4, Cvoice or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
83152Lane a8312 ea, CMC, C05 CLERK
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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 7:00 in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da, to consider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classification of
Agriculture (A) to the proposed classification of Heavy Commercial (C-2). The
property owners and applicants are Daniel and Catherine Reardon. The property
is located at 4645 Highway 441 SE and is more particularly described as follows.
Commencing at the intersection of the Northerly right-of-way line of S.R. 15 and the
projected West boundary of the East 1/2 of Government Lot 4, lying partly in the
surveyed and unsurveyed portions of Section 36, Township 37 South, Range 35
East, rung thence North 00 13'45" East along the projectedtand West boundary
line of the East 1/2 Government Lot 4, for a distance of 619.08 feet; Thence run
South 89i 46' 15" East for a distance of 123.80 feet for a POINT OF BEGINNING;
Thence continue South 69 deg. 4615" East for a distance of 123.80 feet; ;
Thence run South 00 13' 45" West, parallel with the West boundary line of said
East 1/2 of Government Lot 4, for a distance of 539.24 feet; Thence run North
79' 01' 15" West for a distance of 94.40 feet; Thence run South 02 33' 05" East
for a distance of 210.58 feet to a point on the Northerly right-of-way line if afore-
said S.R. 15; Thence run North 55o 24' 15" West, on a chord bearing and dis-
rio.- o i o.., ir.n. in ., r i, l ...I ,, i, ,,: .,1 15 for a distance of 50.00 feet
irn...:-, ,., ,:,, ir rI :.: E .11 c 1i with the West boundary line of
said East 1/2 of Government Lot 4 for a distance of 703.74 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.
Less the following described parcel:
Commencing at the intersection of the N:northedy right-of-way line of S.R. 15 and
the projected West boundary of the East 1/2 of Government Lot 4, lying partly in
the surveyed and unsurveyed portions of Section 36, Township 37 South, Range
35 East; Thence North 000 13' 45".East, along the projected and the West boun-
dary line of the East 1/2 of-Govemment Lot 4, a distance of 619.08 feet; Thence
South 890 46' 15" East a distance of 123.80 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING;
Thence continue South 89 46' 15 East a distance of 123.80 feet; Thence South
00 13' 45" West, parallel with the West boundary line of said East 1/2 of Govern-
ment Lot 4, a distance of 263.89 feet; Thence North 89i 46' 13" West a distance
of 123.80 feet; Thence North 00 13' 45" East a distance of 263.89 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be con-
tinued to Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission Meet-
ing Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County Commission-
ers on Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to appeal any decision
by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning Board with respect to any
matter considered at theses meetings or hearings will need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Planning
and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official record ol
the Clerk and of the Planning Department. *
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition R-2005-0609
82533 ON 9/9,18/2005


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF INSTALLATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, September 27,2005 at 7:00p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE IN-
STALLATION OF A USED DWELLING UNIT in a Residential Mixed (RM) zoning
district. The property owners and applicant is Maria Guerrero. The property ad-
dress is 617 NE 80th Avenue, and is more particularly described as follows:
Being a parcel of land lying in Section 17, Township 37 South, Range 36 East,
Okeechobee County, Flodda, also known as Lots 8 and 28 on the unrecorded plat
of FOUR SEASONS ESTATES and being further bounded and described as fol-
lows:
Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 17, Thence N 00 41' 06" E
along the East Boundary of said Section 17, also being the West right-of-way of
NE 80th Avenue(B & K McArthurRoad a distance of 1716.00 feetto the POINT
OF BEGINNING; Thence N 8918' 54" W a distance of 200.00 feet to a point;
Thence N 00 41' 06" E a distance of 50.00 feetto a point; Thence S 89018' 54"
E a distance of 200.00 fetto a point lyingon the East boundary of said Section
17, also being the West right-of-way of NE 80th Avenue (B & K McArthur Road);
Thence S 000 41' 06" W along the East boundary of said Section 17, a distance of
50.00 feetto the POINT OF BEGINNING.
And
Being a parcel of land lying in Section 17, Township 37 South, Range 36 East,
Okeechobee County, Florida, also known as Lots 9 and 29 on the unrecorded plat
of FOUR SEASONS ESTATES and being further bounded and described as fol-
lows: -
Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 17, Thence N 0041' 06" E
along the East Boundary of said Section 17, also being the West right-of-way of
NE 80th Avenue a distance of 1,666.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence
continue N 00 41' 06" East along said Section line, 50.00 feetto a point Thence
N 890 18' 54" W a distance of 200.00 feet to a point; hence S 00 41' 06" W a
distance of 50.00 feet to aoint Thence S 89 18' 54" E a distance of 200.00
feetto the POINT OF BEGINNING.
In the eventthat all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Com-
mission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of Adjustments and Appeals with respectto any matter considered at llis meeting
or hearing will need toensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made
and thatthe record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
will be based. Planning and Development tapes are forthe sole purpose of back-
up for official records of the department.
W ;li.,Ti r i:,.,: Pi. io,, D'i,', I'.
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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board on Tuesday, September 27; 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission Meet-
ing Room, Okeachobee County Courthouse, 304NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida, to consider a request for a change in zoning from the existing classifica-
tion of Agriculture (A) to the proposed classification of Residential Single Family
(RSF). The properly owners and applicants are The Building Co., Trustee, Gary
Benthamand Durwood C. Johnson. The property is locatedat 11781 Highway
441 SE and Is more particularly described as follows:
A parcel of land lying in Section 14 and 23, Township 38 South, Range 36 East,
Okeechobee County, Florida, bing more particularly described as follows:
Commencing atthe intersection of the East line of Section 14 and the Southerly
right-of-way line of FD Levee 63 S as shown on FCD Drawing .-63 S-3 Sheet 4
of7, bear S 53 39' 7" E along the said Southerly right-of-way line of Levee 63 S,
a distance of 1564.73 feet; Thence bear S 6636 16"W a distance of 2157.75
feet; Thence bear S 27 49' 42W a distance of 485.89 feet; Thence bearS 430
36'17" W a distance of 1105.04 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence bear
S 43' 35' 59" W to the Northerly right-of way line of SR 15, a distance of
2394.81 feet; Thence bear S 48 46' 14"E along said Northerl right-of-way line
of SR15 a distance of 798.13 feet, thence bear N 43 38' 49" a distance
of2370.60 feet; Thence bear N 47 01' 50" W a distance of 799.47 feetto the
POINT OF BEGINNING less and except Phase I Oaks at Okeechobee.
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings shall be con-
tinued to Wednesday, September 28,2005 at 7:00 p.m. in thbe Commission Meet-
ing Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County Commission-
ers on Thursday, October 13,2005 at 9:00 a.m. In the Commission Meeting
Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to appeal any deci-
sion bythe Board of County Commissioners or Planning Board with respectto
any matter considered at these meetings or hearings will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made and thatthe record includes the testi-
Smony and evidence upon which theappeal will be based. County Clerkiand Plan-
ning and Development tapes are forth sole purpose of backup torofficial
records of the Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition R-2005-0614
82462 ON 9/9,18/2005

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 immediately fol-
lowing the Final Budget Public Hearing scheduled to begin at 5:01 P.M., at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL. to consider final reading of the following
Ordinance Into law: NO. 912: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBE,
FLORIDA AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF OKEECHOBEE BY REZON-
ING A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN,
FROM HEAVY COMMERCIAL (CHV) ZONING DISTRICT TO RESIDENTIAL MUL-
TIPLE FAMILY (RMF) ZONING DISTRICT, AMENDING THE ZONING MAP AC-
CORDINGLY, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SERVERABILTY AND AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
* The ordinance Is regarding Rezoning Application No. 05-009-R submitted by Mark
Goodbread on behalf of property owners KMJ Land Inc. The application is to
change the zoning designation from Heavy Commercial (CHV) to Residential Mul-
iple Family (RMF) for vacant property located at the corner of Northeast 10th
Street and 3rd Avenue. Legal description being Lots 23 to 26 of Block 31, City of
Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records, Okeechobee County, Florida
and Is approximately .69 acress.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be Inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic In the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; If hearing or voice impaired, call
TOD 1-800-222-3448(voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
83154 ON 9/9/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 immediately fol-
lowin the Final Budget Public Hearing scheduled to begin at 5:01 RM., at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL. to consider final reading of the following
Ordinance Into law: NO. 908: AN ORDINANCE CLOSING, VACATING AND ABAN-'
DONING A PORTION OF THE ALLEY OR ALLEYWAY AS DESCRIBED HEREIN,-
WITHIN BLOCK 16, SOUTH OKEECHOBEE, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,
PAGE 7, PUBLIC RECORDS, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND DIRECTING
THE CITY CLERK TO RECORD THE ORDINANCE IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA' PROVIDING FORAN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be Irispected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic In the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30Spm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any .matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimonyy and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
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this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
83135 ON 9/9/05


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