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Vol. 96 No. 257 Wednesday, September 14,2005 50M Plus tax


Brief

Franklinton relief
drop off locations
Badcock Home Furnish-
ings 512 N.W Park St.
Cracker Trail Country Store
18084 U.S. 98 N.
Dr. Wayne Moesching -
175 S.W 28th St.
Dr. David Wemmer 113
N.E. 19th Drive
Dollar Tree 3419 U.S. 441
S.
First Bank of Indiantown -
205 N.E. Park St.
KOA Campground 4276
U.S. 441 S.
Murray Insurance Services
- 210 S.W. Second St.
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
Okeechobee City Police
Dept. 50 S.E. Second Ave.
Quik-Pack, Gift Shack -
3260 U.S. 441 S.
Raulerson Hospital 1796
U.S. 441 S.
700 A County Store 23302
N.W 176th Ave.
Stafford's Hair Styling -
3528 U.S. 441 S.
VFW Post #10539 3912
U.S. 441 S.E.
Village Square Restaurant -
301 W South Park St.
Water's Edge Dermatology
-301 N.E. 19th Drive
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

Ophelia stalls
in the Atlantic
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C.
(AP) More of the exposed
Outer Banks chain of island was
ordered evacuated Tuesday as
Tropical Storm Ophelia drifted
closer to the coast of the Caroli-
nas with pounding surf and a
threat of heavy rain.
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Drought Index
Current: 469
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.80 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
15.02 feet
(SOURCE: 41
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Water bills may increase


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In a lengthy meeting Tuesday,
the Qkeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) board of directors held
public hearings on proposed rate
increases and the proposed
budget for the coming fiscal year.
With no public comment, the
board gave tentative approval to
a proposed rate structure that
would increase water rates by
2.75 percent and sewer rates by 5


percent.
Henry Thomas, OUA's rate
consultant, had suggested a rate
increase of 1.75 percent for water
rates and 4 percent for sewer
rates. The board decided to add
an additional 1 percent to each.
This additional charge would go
into a special fund for emergency
repairs.
Under the proposed rate
schedule the base facility charge
(the minimum charge if no water
is used at all) for a single family


Fh i pliS: Hospice to expand


dwelling with a three-quarter
inch meter would increase from
$14.80 to $15.21.
The base facility charge for
apartments and mobile homes
would rise from $11.84 to $12.17.
For a nonresidential customer
with a three-quarter inch meter
the base rate would go from
$18.20 to $18.70.
The base facility charge for
RVS would increase from $4.88
to $5.01.
The cost per 1,000 gallons of


services


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Members of the Hospice of Okeechobee board of directors met on Monday, Sept.
12, to announce plans for renovations to their existing facility to include a hospice
residence facility. Board members who were in attendance to celebrate the
announcement were: (not in any particular order) board officers are president Paul
Buxton, president-elect Valerie White, vice-president Grace Larson, treasurer Fran
Syfrett and secretary Dorothy Bulger. Other board members at the gathering
included: Tina Clemons, Stella Cross (not pictured), Marie Culbreth, Frank Irby,
Sandra Pearce McAuley, Randy Paulson and Christan Varnodore.

Hospice plans residence facility


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Hospice- of Okeechobee
s board of directors' president
Paul Buxton announced on
Monday, Sept. 12, plans to open
a hospice residence at their S.E.
Fourth Street facility. Hospice
patients will be able to live on
the premises and receive care
from hospice nursing staff.
Lisa Blackman, CEO of Hos-
pice of Okeechobee, stated that
there is no date set for construc-
tion to begin and continued that
a proposal for zoning is in the
works before the project can
begin.. She said the residence
center could open as early as
January of 2006.. Ms. Blackman
also commented that there is no
set amount of patient spaces
planned for the project except
that the center plans to meet the
needs of the patients in the area.
"Opening a residence center
for hospice patients has been a
dream since 1983. The building


"Opening a residence center for hospice
patients has been a dream since 1983. The
building was originally constructed with a
future residence center in mind."
Paul Buxton
Hospice of Okeechobee board of directors' president


was originally constructed with
a future residence center in
mind," said Mr. Buxton. "Com-
munity support for the project
will be very important in mak-
ing this dream a reality. We will
be encouraging the community
to partner with us by contribut-
ing their unique talents and
other assistance in fulfilling our
original mission statement to
provide quality hospice care to
the residents of Okeechobee."
Ms. Blackman said that
many local hospice patients
may still choose to stay in their
homes and will be able to do so
with nurses continuing to make
home visits to each patient.


"Patients who do not have
caregivers will soon have an
alternative to being forced to
move to the coast for their hos-
pice care," she said. "Our.new
residence facility will allow
them to receive care right in
Okeechobee."
The Hospice CEO also stated
that the center is currently tak-
ing names for a waiting list of
those wishing to be considered
for admission to the new facility
when it opens.
Anyone who would like
information about the new resi-
dence center should contact
Hospice of Okeechobee at
(863) 467-2321.


water in block one would
increase from $3.11 to $3.20.
The sewer facility charge for a
single-family unit with a three-
quarter inch meter would
increase from $15 to $15.75.
The base facility charge for
sewer for a non-residential cus-
tomer with a three-quarter inch
meter would increase .from
$19.20 to $20.16.
The base facility chare for
sewer for mobile homes and
apartments would go from


$12.01 to $12.61.
For RVs, the sewer base facul-
ty charge would increase from
$4.96 to $5.21.
Before the rates are adopted,
a second public hearing will be
held at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 27.
During the budget discussion
that followed, it was noted that
capitol connection charges could
only be used for system expan-

See OUA -Page 2


OUA tackles



expansion of




sewer plant


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Monthly meetings of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) board of directors are
often short and routine, but
that trend has changed
recently. In a lengthy meeting
Tuesday morning, the OUA
board, spent considerable
time dealing with issues con-
cerning the much-needed
expansion of the sewer treat-
ment plant.
They also settled a Depart-
ment of Environmental Pro-
tection (DEP) fine.
Assistance with plant


expansion was offered by
Curt Lundberg, of Insite
Development Group, who
represents a group of devel-
opers who are planning a
housing development in the
southeastern portion of the
county near King's Bay.
"Our goal is to work with
OUA," Mr. Lundberg stated.
In his presentation, he
offered many possible gener-
alities but no specifics.
He suggested the option of

retrofitting or expanding the
King's Bay treatment plant.

See Plant Page 2


Katrina victims



get assistance



with their meds


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Many of those who have
taken up temporary residence
in Okeechobee after fleeing the
storm-ravaged Gulf states of
Louisiana, Mississippi and
Alabama are getting help
replacing their medications.
The Florida Department of
Health issued an agreement
effective Saturday, Sept. 10,
with three major national drug
store chains Walgreen's,
Wal-Mart and CVS to assist'


with the cost of medications for
victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The agreement covers those
with no insurance and no
money with medication
replacement.
Doc Kokol, agency
spokesman for the Florida
Department of Health, said the
key to the program is that peo-
ple from the Katrina disaster be
assured if they need medica-
tion, they will be helped. There
is a $400 maximum for each

See Assistance Page 2


Katrina relief efforts under way


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
Collections continue for hur-
ricane relief supplies for
Franklinton, La., as the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce
promotes the "adoption" of the
little farming-community.
At the Okeechobee Chamber
of Commerce, Executive Direc-
tor Brenda O'Connor surveyed
the growing pile of sleeping
bags, bedding, canned goods
and other supplies.
"People in Okeechobee have
big hearts," she said.
Mrs. O'Connor said many
Okeechobee residents feel. a'
connection with Franklinton
because it is also a rural area.
The small towns seem to be the
last to get help from national
agencies.
Items sought include canned
food, paper towels, toilet paper,
soap, shampoo, baby food, for-
mula, disposable diapers, bot-
tled juice drinks, barbecue grills,
sleeping bags, blankets, towels,


first aid supplies, duct tape,
powdered drink mixes and
Gatorade.
Franklinton schools were
damaged by Hurricane Katrina
but children will return to class-
es on Sept. 19. Donations of
school supplies are also need-
ed.
Monetary donations may be
made to the Franklinton Relief
Effort account at First Bank of
Indiantowrn or at the Chamber
of Commerce. The donations
will be used to buy canned food
and other supplies.
Donations to the Franklinton
Relief Effort may be made at the
Okeechobee Chamber of Com-
merce, the VFW Post #10539,
3912 U.S. 441 S.E., or other
donation boxes around the
community (see list at left on
page one).
Volunteers are needed to
help box up the supplies. Volun-
teers will meet at VFW Post
#10539 at 7 p.m. on Wednes-
day, Thursday and Friday
evenings. Volunteers are


encouraged to bring any dona-
tions they may wish to make to
the relief effort. Cardboard
boxes, packing tape and mark-
ing pens would also be helpful.
A truck from Walpole, Inc.,
will. transport the donations
from Okeechobee to Franklin-
ton. Volunteers are needed to
help load the truck on Saturday
morning, at 8 a.m. at VFW Post
#10539. High school students
are encouraged to help. Stu-
dents who volunteer will earn
community service hour cred-
its.
Mrs. O'Connor said all kinds
of donations are needed sup-
plies, money and volunteer-
time. Community members are
encouraged to do what they can
to help.
Franklinton is the seat of
Washington Parish in Louisiana.
Franklinton, with a population
of about 4,000, is the largest
town in the parish and has been
sharing any supplies they
See Volunteers Page 2


- --Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Crime fighter
Anthony Vitella, a student'al Yearling Middle School,
was swornin Friday, Sept. 6 as a member of his school's
crime watch. Captain Bud Slay of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office presented Anthony with his
paperwork. This is the 10th year the school resource
officer Deputy Sheriff Ray Stone has administered the
crime watch program at Yearling. There are currently
112 members in the program.


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Hurricane Katrina
donations sought
*' A trailer to accept dona-
tions will be in the parking lot of
Pogey's Restaurant, 1759 S. Par-
rott Ave., from 8 a.m. until 2
p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Items for Hurricane Katri-
na victims can be donated to
the First Baptist Church Mission
House, 309 S.W. Fourth Ave.,
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 5
p.m. until 7 p.m., Monday
through Friday. The mission
house will close at 6:30 p.m. on
Wednesday. Cash donations
can be made to the First Baptist
Church.
Farm Credit of South Flori-
da is collecting emergency relief
items and supplies at their
branch office in Okeechobee at
403 N.W. Sixth St. The office is
open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Their phone number is (863)
763-6466.
The Florida Baptist Con-
vention is accepting financial
contributions. Checks should
be made out to the Florida Bap-
tist Convention and designated
for Hurricane Relief and sent to:
Florida Baptist Convention,
Business Services, Box 5579,
Jacksonville, Fla., 32247. Dona-
tions can also be made by VISA,
MasterCard or Discover by call-
ing 800-226-8584, ext. 3049.
Donations can be made on
behalf of the City of Okee-
chobee at the SunTrust Bank,
815 S. Parrott Ave. For informa-
tion, contact SunTrust Bank at
(863) 763-1903.
Okeechobee Ministerial
Association to coordinate relief
efforts for churches. Contact
your church for information.
The Okeechobee Church
of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave.,
will take a truckload of dona-
tions to the Mobile, Ala., every
Thursday starting Sept. 8. For
information, call (863) 763-
4127.
Riverside Bank, 1506 S.
Parrott Ave., is collecting non-
perishable items canned
food, packaged dry goods, dia-
pers and bottled water in
their lobby. For information, call
(863) 824-0400.
o* There will be a Kool-Aid
stand fundraiser in front of Wal-i
green Drug Store, 100 N.W. Park
St., Saturday from noon until 4
p.m., proceeds will go to Red
Cross.


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 art posting messages with
information on those found or
still missing.
www.nola.com/forums/sear
ching/
www.nola.com/forums/losta
ndfound/
neworleans.craigslist.org/laf/
http://findkatrina.com/
www.wwltv.com/forums/
www.katrinacheckin.org/ok
ay/
www.katrinacheckin.org/sea
rching/
nokr.org/nok/restricted/hom
e.htm/-
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.red-
cross.org, or call 1-800-GET-
INFO (1-800-438-4636).


Airboaters helping
in recovery efforts
The Florida Airboat Associa-
tion asks that the websites --
www.flairboat.com and
www.airboatworld.com -- be
the primary contact points for
those interested in volunteering
their airboats to assist in Hurri-
cane Katrina recovery efforts.


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sion, and not for repairs to the sys-
tem. It was erroneously stated at
the Aug. 23 meeting that capitol
connection charges are used for
maintenance.
"We do not use capitol con-
nection charges for repair," stated
Finance Officer Marita Rice, to
clear up the confusion. She went
on to state that capitol connection
charges can be used only for new
service.
Capitol improvement projects
are budgeted, she noted.


Assistance

Continued From Page 1
prescription. "This is not for peo-
ple with insurance or on Medic-
aid. It is only for those with no
money, and no insurance," he
said.
Accordingto Cheryl Hinkle,
RPH at Walgreen Drug Store, a
special plan identification has
been issued by the drug store and
there are rlle ways a person can
receive assistance. *
In one senario,. the patient
brings in a prescription written by
one of their doctors along with a
patient authorization form. The
form is available at the county
health department or at the phar-
macy.
Another scenario has the


patient bringing in a prescription
written by any doctor accompa-
nied by the payment authoriza-
tion form.
The third scenario is when the
patient comes into the store from
one of the three states and says
they need maintenance medica-
tion. Pursuant to Florida law, the
pharmacist tries to contact the
doctor. If unable, the pharmacist
can use professional judgment
and fill the prescription for up to
30 days. The pharmacist fills out a
payment authorization form from.
the Florida Department of Health
and has the patient sign it.
Walgreen's is also waiving the
co-pay at the register for patients
who do not have a Red Cross


voucher or if they
insurance and can
co-payments.
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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.


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issuing a seven-day supply of
medications to evacuees with
emergency medical needs who
do not have a copy of their pre-
scription or any money, according
to Jacquie Young, Wal-Mart
spokeswoman.
Ed Trent, with the Okeechobee
Health Department, saidj/that if
any of the displaced people come
into the health department-, they
-will receive medical care.
"We can issue a prescription
for what they need. They go to the
Red Cross who issues a voucher
worth so many dollars and the
patient takes the prescription to
one of the three drug stores in the
program," he said.


ave private The Red Cross has been help-
t afford the ing displaced residents get med-
ications since their arrival in
program of Okeechobee through a voucher
system. Candace Polk, case work-
er, said if Red Cross pays for the
medication initially there will not
be a duplication of benefit
through the new health depart-
Sment/pharmacy program.
"We have always helped peo-
ple in a disaster if they have lost
their prescriptions with one
month's worth of medications,"
she said.
Mary McCollum, who fled her
home in New Orleans and is now
staying with her brother Bo
McCollum in Okeechobee, said
her medications were refilled
quite easily at one of the three
drug stores named.


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"I was able to get my medica-
tions with no problem and no
break in my supply," Ms. McCol-
lum said. She said that initially, in
Louisiana, the fire department
helped by getting ice to keep her
insulin cold, and she was able to
bring that ice with her.
Overall, Ms. McCollum has a
positive outlook about the after-
math of the storm.
"People are so good. The
American people are the most
generous people anywhere --
with their time, their money and
their hearts," she said.


Volunteers


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receive with the smaller towns in
the area and with people living in
the outlying areas.
Washington Parish is an agri-
O cultural area. Both main indus-
tries dairy farms and timber -
were hurt by Hurricane Katrina.
=, About 80 percent of the homes in
Franklinton were damaged by the
storm. Damage was widespread
throughout Washington Parish
with some homes completely
destroyed.


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That option has never been
mentioned in the OUA board's
extensive discussions of possi-
ble solutions to their sewer plant
problems.
When asked about that
option after the meeting, OUA
Executive Director L.C. Fortner
said that the expansion of the
King's Bay plant was "not a
viable option for OUA."
"I don't think it's a good situ-
ation," he added.
However, he said it might be
possible with more land and the
necessary funds.
Mr. Lundberg also suggested
putting in either a temporary or
a permanent second plant in the
southeastern section of the
county.
"We are looking at every
alternative out there," he said.
Another alternative he sug-
gested was temporarily putting
in septic tanks while running
sewer lines to connect to the
OUA system.
"We are prepared to hire a
private consultant and provide
additional information to OUA,"
Mr. Lunsford vowed.
He promised to return to the
Sep. 27 OUA meeting with a
consultant's report.
Board Member Carl Leonard
said he would like to see a time
line as well as anticipated costs
for Mr. Lunsford's plans.
In a related matter, Mike Stal-
lard of Waste Management
addressed the board concerning
the possibility of OUA's plant
processing their leachate. He
said the landfill produces
100,000 gallons a day and evap-
orates 40,000 gallons a day.
Waste Management currently
hauls excess leachate to
Broward County.
Mr. Stallard said he was inter-
ested in seriouss discussions"'
with OUA. He predicted the
leachate would be a steady rev-
enue stream for OUA and
offered to share consulting costs
for modification of the plant to
process leachate.
Mr. Stallard stated that send-
ing leachate to domestic waste
treatment plants is not uncom-
mon.
He suggested that other
industries might need more than
standard residential treatment
plant and suggested that Waste
Management might help with
the funding if they received a
discount rate over the long run.
"We could be a very stable
customer," he said.
Mr. Stallard urged that Waste
Management's appeal not be
lost in "the frenzy for residential
development."
"I can't overstate our inter-
est," he added, and said that
Waste Management might even
build a pipeline to the treatment
plant.


The additional 2 percent in the
proposed rate increase will gener-
ate $114,713 that will go into a
fund for emergency repairs.
There are several line items in
the new budget for routine repair
and maintenance.
The proposed budget totals
$11,164,280. Those revenues will
be generated by $4,999,497 in
water revenues, $3,249,595 in
sewer revenues, $418,173 in other
revenues and $2,497,015 in capi-
tol connection revenues.
A final decision on the budget
was tabled until after the Sept. 27
public hearing on rates, since the
rate schedule drives the budget.


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Board member Elder Sumner
said he saw no reason to "shut
that door" on negotiations with
Waste Management and noted
that OUA was not plowing new
ground since other utilities
accept leachate.
Alternate board member
Frank Irby suggested a develop-
er's agreement with Waste Man-
agement.
The board also discussed a
proposal from the engineering
firm of Metzger and Willard to
provide design, permitting and
bid phase services for the
expansion of the Cemetery
Road wastewater treatment
plant to 4 million gallons a day,
with effluent disposal by deep
well injection. That course of
action had previously been
agreed upon by the board.
The.engineering firm predict-
ed the construction cost of the
project to be $19,504,3565.
However, they stated that the
amount would need to be
updated as the project proceeds
through the permitting phase.
Metzger and Willard would
charge $563,880 for their servic-
es on the project.
Dan Willard predicted that 80
percent of the cost would be for
deep well injection.
Finance Officer Marita Rice
noted that almost all budgeted
funds for engineering fees had
been spent and that were no
budgeted funds budgeted to pay
for this project.
The board tabled the motion
pending appropriation of funds.
In lieu of paying a cash fine
for three DEP violations, the
board had the option of an envi-
ronmental improvement proj-
ect. The board voted to spend
$23,250 to install radio teleme-
try at four of their lift stations.
In other action, the board:
ratified expenditure of
$5,700 for a pump at the lift sta-
tion serving the hospital;
approved expenditure of
$12,966 to rebuild three pumps
at the lake intake station;
approved expenditure of
$12,394 to relocate electrical
lines at the surface water plant;
purchased a pump for one
of the lift stations at a cost of
$20,673.50;
purchased a vehicle lift for
vehicle maintenance at cost of
$6,195, including installation;
approved a contract for uti-
lization of a Community Devel-
opmentL'iock Grant that will
increase the capacity of the
present wastewater treatment
plant by 232,000 gallons per
day;
received a finance report of
the period ending Aug. 31;
tabled a change of scope
request from LBFH on the sur-
facewater treatment plant pend-
ing more information; and,
approved a generic devel-
opers agreement that would
reserve capacity for 24 months.


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Central Elementary School

celebrates Grandparent's Day


Grandparent's Day was a huge
success. We enjoyed the company
of 163 grandparents on Wednes-
day, Sept. 7. The children were
thrilled to have their grandparent
come and eat lunch with them and
to show the grandparent their class-
room. A good time was had by all.

Media Center
Yea-Hah! All the buckaroos at
Central are
enjoying a Rip-
Roarin' Good
RIF Book. A big
Panther thank -.
you to the' '--
Kiwanis Club -
for helping
with this worthwhile project!

R E.
For safety and warm weather
precautions, both physical educa-
tion/health classes were held
indoors for the last two week of
August. Both physical education
classes were also combined into
one, with safety factors taught the
first week and health factors taught
the second.
For grades K-2, Florida Sunshine
State Standards HE.A.1.1.2a, b, and
c were addressed which showed
the proper hand washing tech-
niques, how to tell the differences
between medicines and candy, i.e.
Gummie bear candies and Gum-
mie bear vitamins. Also, reasons
why alcohol and tobacco products
are tried by adolescents and used
by adults.
For grades 3-5, home, school
and environmental safety was dis-
cussed, and role plays were per-
formed by students. Peer pressure,


how to resist peer pressure to use
drugs, alcohol, and tobacco prod-
ucts (HE.B.3.2.6.a) were discussed
and role plays were clone as well.

Music
The Kindergarten and First
grade students at Central are doing
a great job in music class! They
have been practicing keeping a
steady beat with their "Beat Bud-
dies" (bean bag animals) and they
are discovering their many different
voices: singing voice, speaking
voice, low voice, high voice, and
whisper voice. They are also
spelling and reading words like
high and low; loud and soft; fast
and slow. They have been singing
songs, playing games and listening
to stories to reinforce these con-
cepts.
The second through fifth
graders have started a new listening
program called "S.Q.U.l.L.T."
These letters stand for "Super Quiet
Un-Interrupted Listening Time."
Students are listening to two min-
utes of music while considering
questions about rhythm, tempo,
dynamics, form and style. Hopeful-
ly, students will transfer these new
listening skills to other areas in
school and at home. The first musi-
cal selection studied was Stars and
Stripes Forever by John Phillip
Sousa. We have now moved on to
The Washington Post March, also
by John Phillip Sousa. Many stu-
dents were able to determine the
composer of The Washington Post
March by comparing the similari-
ties of the two pieces. In addition to
this listening program, students are
also singing and playing instru-
ments in class.


Obituaries


Charles Martin Borel
Charles Martin Borel, age 88,
died Saturday, September 10, 2005
at Raulerson Hospital. He was
born August 2, 1917 in Woolstock,
IA. Mr. Borel had been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1986. He
attended the Peace Lutheran
Church and was a member of the
Masonic Lodge Eastern Star and
The High Twelve. Mr. Borel retired
after 42 years with Ohio Aviation.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Ruth Borel, and two
brothers, John Borel and
Lawrence Edward Borel.
Survivors include dJcughthics,
Ruth (Ted) Davis, Gta',ms Borel,
brother Donald (Darlene) Borel,
sisters Gladys Blakley, Marie
Hilpipre, Josephine Howell, and
Blanche Tuttle. He also leaves
behind his grandson, Steven (Feli-
cia) Davis, and a granddaughter
Suzanne (John) Zinzer, and seven
great grandchildren.
Viewing will be held on Tues-
day, Sept. 13 from 5 until 7 p.m.
with a Masonic and Eastern Star
Service to be held at 7 p.m. at the
Buxton Funeral Home. The service
will be held at Peace Lutheran
Church on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at
3 p.m. Pastor Hirst will officiate.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Gordon C. Nicholas
Gordon C. Nicholas, age 80, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, Sep-
tember 11, 2005 at lawnwood
Medical Center. He was born,
November 22, 1924 in Wallace,
WVa. Mr. Nicholas was a resident
of Okeechobee since 1972. He was
a minister at the Central Church of
Christ since 1972 and also minis-
tered in W Va., Tenn., Mich., and
Ala. He was instrumental in begin-
ning the work of the church in
Clewiston, Indiantown, Belle
Glade, and the Spanish congrega-
tion in Okeechobee.
. Mr. Nicholas graduated from
Freed-Hardeman College, Birming-
ham Southern College and the Uni-
versity of Alabama. He taught at the
Lakeshore Middle School in Belle
Glade for nearly 40 years and con-
tinued as a substitute teacher until
his death. Mr. Nicholas was a lover
of the Lord's work and enjoyed
snow skiing, jogging, and bicycle
riding. He was also an avid camper
with his family.
Survivors include his beloved
wife of 53 years, Beth Nicholas of
Okeechobee; sons Philip (Brenda)
Nicholas of Jackson, Tenn., Nathan
(Nancy) Nicholas of Trenton,


Tenn., daughters Danita (David)
Esdale of Trenton, Tenn., Andrea
(Mark) Whitlock of Okeechobee;
grandchildren Jeremy Nicholas of
West Plains, Mo., Michelle
Nicholas of Jackson, Tenn.,
Nicholas Esdale, Morgan Esdale,
Jennifer Nicholas and Patricia
Nicholas of Trenton, Tenn., Savan-
na Whitlock and Cameron Whit-
lock of Okeechobee; great grand-
son Christian Nicholas of West
Plains, Mo.; brother John (Joan)
Nicholas of Quinton, Ala.; sisters
Marie (Nick) McCormack of
Nashville, Tenn. and Doris (Robert)
Jones of White House, Tenn.
Visitation will be at the Buxton
Funeral Home, Wednesday, Sept.
14 from 4 until 7 p.m. Funeral serv-
ices will be held of the Central
Church of Christ, 506 N.E. Sixth
Ave., Okeechobee on Thursday,
Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. Sons Philip and
Nathan Nicholas will be officiating.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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A CARING PEOPLE: All you people are already helping the victims of
Louisiana, just by reading this blog. We are a caring nation and that's
what makes it so great, God bless.

ZIPLOVES: I read in the paper about the Ziplove idea and I think it is
great. Take a 2 gallon Ziploc bag and turn it into a gift bag for someone hit
by Hurricane Katrina just label it with the size of any clothes or shoes
inside. You can be really creative. I made up a bag with a pair of jeans and
a T-shirt for a little girl, added a story book and two pairs of new under-
wear and clean socks. So perhaps a little girl who lost a lot in the storm
can at least have a clean change of clothes. You can put anything you
want in the bags make them for children, babies, adults, teenagers. I
made one Ziplove with a towel, soap, wash cloth and other personal
hygiene items. In the ones for children, I add a book or a small toy, a few
pencils just something to make it a little more special. You can even
put in a little personal note. Ziploves can be dropped off at the Chamber
of Commerce, the Livestock Market, the newspaper office or any of the
boxes around town for the Hurricane Katrina relief. I think there is a list in
the paper. If everyone who reads Speak Out would make a few Ziploves,
we could send a lot of love to the storm victims.

ADOPTING FRANKIJNTON: I think it is wonderful that the communi-
ty of Okeechobee is adopting Franklinton, La. a small farming com-
munity that was hurt very much by the hurricane. These are farm fami-
lies, much like us. They are not getting attention from FEMA or national
relief agencies. They are doing the best they can to help each other stay
alive. If you can help with something to send to these folks, it would help
them directly. Mr. Walpole has been extremely generous in offering a big
truck to take the supplies to the people in Louisiana. All you have to do is
donate. They need everything think how it was here after the storms
last year and think what you needed. Canned foods, peanut butter, baby
items, personal hygiene items, duct tape -you name it, they need it. You
can drop off supplies at the Chamber of Commerce, the Okeechobee
News or the VFW Post on U.S. 441 S.E. They also need school supplies
for the kids notebooks, paper, crayons, pencils, whatever you can
donate will help. Instead of arguing about who is to blame for the prob-
lems in the hurricane areas, let's pitch in and help as much as we can.

TRAGEDY: Unfortunately, it takes a tragedy like Katrina for everyone
to learn what has to be done. You don't play around with a city that is 16
feet below sea level, especially with people's lives at stake. This should
have already been pre-organized years ago. They knew this was a time
bomb waiting tohappen. God bless the people and the USA.

HOMELAND SECURITY: You seem to blame the local and state gov-
ernments for the initial failing after the storm. Is the small town you serve
in S. Florida? Last year with just the two small storms we had there was
no power, no phones and no radio towers. How can a local government
be expected to respond with no communications? The federal govern-
ment declared an emergency for Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama
before Katrina hit, why weren't they mobilizing then? The Homeland
Security has had since 2001 to prepare for the next 9/11, where were
they? What if this had been a dirty bomb in New York or LA. like they had
in Tokyo? Or just a bomb like London, would they have been any better
prepared? I doubt it, they don't have food and water, so would they do
with radiation or extreme devastation?

NO SAFER: Materials have to be inventoried, palletized, loaded and
destinations designated. When I was in the service in the '60s we were
still eating C-rats from the '40s we had pallets of them. What is the shelf
life of an MRE? They could have tons stored, feln to 1ad and ship in
hours not days or weeks to any emergdnhcY Sont mean to sound
more negative, but I don't think the system is working. We are no safer
now than we were on 9/10, only takes longer to get throughThe airport.

REALIY: Wow, did I hit a nerve? I had to look back to see what I said
that would make my life miserable. FACT: George Bush had.to cut his
month-long vacation short to fly back to Washington three days after Kat-
rina. He flew over the area at 2,500 feet and looked out the window of Air
Force One. On all the news -ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX and all the oth-'
ers he told what he saw on his trip back to Washington and said in the
conference "Mobile is under water". That's a quote not my opinion.
FACT: The news services and papers reported that the hurricane victims
were being displaced so the FSU-Miami fans could have their rooms. One
article appeared in a coastal newspaper on Sept. 1 and said "FSU-Miami
fans trump refugees". Motels sent the people on their way. Negative?
Nope, reality.

NEW ORLEANS: The thing is they knew that the levee could hold a.
category three hurricane, but a five was questionable. Not trying to
blame anyone but I would have told them get out of there or you will die
- period! Get those people on those buses and drive them as far as you
can. Tell them like it is. The architects and engineers should have known
what the dangers were there, but we learn by mistakes. God bless the
USA.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while
you listen to the great oldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson Hospi-
tal, 1796 U.S. 441 N., in the north dining room. The meetings are spon-
sored by the American Cancer Society and are facilitated by their med-
ical advisor Dr. Heller. For information, call 1-800-224-6844.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are
either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other women's
issues are also addressed. One support group is held on Wednesday's 5
p.m. at the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 N.W.Ninth Ave. For
information, please call, Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The other support
group is held on Thursdays, 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist
Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, on this group, please call
Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Histori-
cal Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a pot
luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic Center.
For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Intema-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W. Sixth
St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall
at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are
welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
tion.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It's a closed book study.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who are,
or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships. The
support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call (863)
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863)
763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until noon.
Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okee-
chobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
St.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers, and is
facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and Laura
Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is from 2 until 3
p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve your place in the
group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is available for your loved one
while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W.
Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the Area
Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday at 2
p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome. The group is
facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to
give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at
Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.



Community Events

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Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
Sept. 17, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Tasha
Weinstein, park service specialist at Savannas Preserve State Park,
and Delores Meyerholz, a member of the Savannas Reserve
Endowment citizens support organization. The topic will be edu-
cating the public to the beauty and importance of the Savanna
freshwater marsh system. For information, contact the Savanna
Education Center (772) 398-2779.

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


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 community who is
looking for a church home or who is interested in knowing more
about the United Methodist Church is invited to attend worship
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 fel-
lowship hall at 9 and 10:30 a.m.


DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the Ameri-
can Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest.
The contest is open to public, private and parochial schools and
those who are home schooled and will start on the first day of
school. The essays have to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's sub-
ject 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: 'h[r '-t.jph.r, Columbus and
the Astronauts" is the subject chosen tor grades nine through 12.
American Essay Contest Certificates and Excellence in History
Medals will be presented to the contestants. The winner from
each school will receive a monetary award. For information, call
(863) 763-2492.


Children's Service Council to meet
The Children's Service Council will have their first public budg-
et hearing for the year 2005/06 on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 5:01 p.m.
in the conference room of the Okeechobee County School Board,
700 S.W Second Ave. Gene Woods of the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners is a member of the Children's
Services Council and will be participating in this meeting. For
information, contact Cathleen J. Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255.


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


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


OFC selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts
The Okeechobee Freshman Campus (OFC) will be selling
Krispy Kreme doughnuts for $5 per dozen as a fundraiser for the
school. All orders must by placed by 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16.'
Orders can be picked up at the school, 610 S.W. Second Ave., on
Sept. 23 from 7:30 until 9:30 a.m. To place an order, contact Amy
Shurley at (863) 462-5288.


Women's business luncheon slated
The Okeechobee Women's Business Networking luncheon
will be held at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., on
Sept. 16. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at
noon. Participants are asked to bring brochures, flyers and give-
away items. Also bring a friend, associate or neighbor to experi-
ence friendship networking. For information, contact Robin Del-
gado at www.flainjurylawyer.com


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

BLNB plans Katrina fundraiser
Big Lake National Bank and WOKC are joining together to hold
a Hurricane Katrina fundraising event at the bank's main branch,
1409 S. Parrott Ave., on Sept. 17. Activities will include pony rides,
bounce house, bake sale, car wash and more. All donations will
be given to the Red Cross. For more information, call Teresa Chan-
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IRCC Fine Arts presents 'The Boxcar Children'


Indian 'River Community Col-
lege's Fine Arts program opens its
season with the family-oriented
favorite, "The Box Car Children."
The Depression-era tale, a popular
book series and play, shares the
heartwarming story of four
orphaned siblings who run away
to live in an abandoned railroad
boxcar. The talented cast of Fine
Arts students includes leads: Jul-
liard bound Eric Diaz of Mel-
bourne, as Benny; Port St. Lucie
actress, Aubrey Ellen Via as Viole;
veteran actors on the IRCC stage
Kacie Kelly of Ft. Pierce, as Jessie;
and, Nick Carter of Valrico, as
Henry. Rounding out the cast is:
Brazilian actor Reinaldo Rocha of
Port St. Lucie, A.J. Quinn of Vero
Beach, Nicki Thoman of Jensen
Beach, Dusty Hamilton and Ricar-
do Rodriquez of Vero Beach,
Brandy Simpson of Ft. Pierce,
Frank Fink of Port St. Lucie, and
Sean Stockman of Ft. Pierce. This
show is a perfect theatre experi-
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The fine arts program at IRCC opens its theater season with a depression-era tale about
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Okeechobee this weekend for a
one-day, one-angler fishing tour-
ney. The tournament will take
place on Saturday, Sept. 17 at
Okee-Tantie Marina. Spectators
are invited to attend the weigh-ins
which begin at 3 p.m. There will
be covered seating for a comfort-
able afternoon of bass watching.
Teen Anglers
to hold car wash
The Big "O" Teen Anglers will
hold a car wash on Saturday, Sept.
17 beginning at 9 a.m. All proceeds
from this fundraiser will be donated
to the Red Cross for the victims of
Hurricane Katrina. The car wash
will take place at the Handy Store in


the old K Mart Plaza.
Soccer team
meeting planned
The Lady Brahman soccer
team will have an informational
meeting at the Okeechobee High
School cafeteria on Sept. 19 at 7
p.m. Parents and all interested
students are invited to attend. For
information contact coach Brian
King at (863) 462-5056.
Tourney to help
Kids in Distress
Big Reel Bassmasters of Mar-
gate is proud to announce their
22nd annual Ghost & Goblins open
bass tournament to benefit Kids in
Distress. It will be held Sunday, Oct.
23 in Clewiston. The entry fee is
$120 per two-person team. There


will be payouts for first through
fifth place. The big bass award is
$7,850 (based on 125 boat field)
plus an additional $3,520 guaran-
teed donated by various sponsors.
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6035 or e-mail him at
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Swim team hosts
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The Shock Wave swim team
will celebrate the end of the sum-
mer season with a swim party on
Sept. 17 from 3-5 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Sports Complex, 580 N.W.
27th Lane. Coach Walker has
reserved the pavilion on the pool
side of the complex for this end of
season get together. All Shock
Wave swim team members and


Okeechobee Volleyball team finishes second


*The Okeechobee High School
Lady Brahman volleyball team
traveled to Orlando over the
weekend and came away with a
runner-up finish in the 16-team
Champions Classic volleyball
tournament.
The Brahmans started on Fri-
day afternoon \x ith wins against
West Orange 25-16, 25-23 and
Lakewood Ranch. 25-26, 25-21.
Kelley Smiley and Tierra Allen
knocked down 13 and 9 kills
respectively. Katie Bryan had 19
service points. Shaunaye Brown
dished out 19 assists. Sophomore
Joleyne Skeen contributed six
kills.
On Saturday morning Okee-
chobee took on a very tough Mas-
ters Academy team and came
a\\'a\ \\ith a hawd-Iought 15-25,
25-23, 15-12 victory to advance to
the Gold Division finals. Kelley
Smilev had another big game
with 11 kills,-two blocks and eight
service pints Shaunaye Brown
handed out 15 assists.
In the. Gold Division semifinal
match against a big Eau Gallie
squad, the Lady Brahmans eked
out a thrilling 25-23, 26-24 win to
advance to the tournament cham-
pionship match. Kelley Smiley
paced Okeechobee with 15 kills
and 20 digs., Tierra Allen added
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Brown combined for 31 assists.
The win setup a championship
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Lakeland's powerful outside hit-
ting. The 22-25, 18-25 loss earned
Okeechobee a second place fin-
ish. Their four tournament wins
and one loss brought the Lady
Brahmans' record to 8-2 on the
season.


Okeechobee plays two impor-
tant Treasure Lake Conference
matches this week when they
take on John Carroll and Sebast-
ian River .on. Wednesday and
Thursday. Both matches are
away.
The Lady Brahmans will return
to Okeechobee on Sept. 21 to
meet Vero Beach at the Okee-
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'Strolling' book signing at Riverside Bank


"Strolling Down Country
Roads" offers a unique view of life
in Florida's Heartland Riverside
Bank will host a book signing for
the "Strolling Down Country
Roads", a pictorial history of
Okeechobee County written by
Twila Valentine and Okeechobee
Historical Society President, Betty
Chandler Williamson.
Williamson will be on hand for
the event at the bank's office at
1506 South Parrot Ave. in Okee-
chobee on Saturday, Sept. 24,
from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. and
Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 10
a.m. until 2 p..m. There will be free
gifts for the first 25 attendees each
day. The limited edition book is
available for $35 through Dec. 31.
Purchases made after that date
will be $40.
The book is being reprinted
thanks to sponsorship by River-
side Bank. It will be available for
sale at the bank on the above
dates, and then later at the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce
and the Okeechobee Historical
Museum. "We are delighted to
make this book available to the
public again," said Riverside
Executive Vice President John
Williams. "To the people who
live here, Okeechobee is the
'Real Florida,' and this book
brings our memories to life."
Founded in 1982, Riverside
Bank is one of Florida's largest
and fastest growing community
banks. The independent, locally
owned institution has grown to
over $2.8 billion in assets, offer-
ing hometown service and cus-
tomer-friendly products like Life-
time Free Checking and Free


Special to the Okeechobee News
Shown here left to right are: the two authors of "Strolling
Down Country Roads", Betty Chandler Williamson and the
late Twila Valentine. This photo was taken in 1992 in the
Okeechobee museum at their first planning session for the
historic book.


Business Checking at 53 offices
in ten Florida counties. In addi-
tion to-serving its customers'
unique banking needs with a
wide variety of personal and
business accounts, Riverside
Bank offers residential, con-
sumer and commercial loans,
cash management and financial
services.
Strolling Down County Roads
Fact sheet:


Betty Chandler
Williamson
Betty Chandler Williamson is a
fifth-generation Floridian with
roots in Okeechobee County that
go back to the mid-1800's before
the county was created. As Presi-
dent of the Okeechobee Histori-
cal Society for over ten years,
Williamson has led the Society's
creation of two historical murals


Engagement


painted on public buildings, a
video entitled "Okeechobee:
Heart of Florida," and a small pic-
torial booklet about Okeechobee.
Twila Valentine
Twila Valentine, now
deceased, was an award-winning
journalist who lived in the Okee-
chobee area for over twenty
years. Valentine was a native of
Ohio, and attended the University
of California Los Angeles before
coming to Florida. As a news
writer for the Okeechobee News,
Valentine was well known for her
coverage of environmental issues
as well as historical features. She
won several awards from the
Florida Press Association for her
coverage of the problems facing
the Kissimmee River and Lake
Okeechobee. She also received a
special Jim Miller Award for her
work on a booklet entitled "Lake
Okeechobee: Lady of Mystery."
While writing for the Okee-
chobee News, Valentine also
wrote a popular series of feature
stories about the history of Okee-
chobee County, based on inter-
views with members of pioneer
families. This history series was
revised and updated for a booklet
produced in honor of the county's
75th anniversary in 1992.
"Strolling Down
Country Roads"
The Okeechobee Historical
Society first published this pictori-
al history of Okeechobee County
in 1993. Printing of the current
edition is made possible by River-
side Bank.


Jim Taylor and Jodi Richbourg


Jim Taylor
and Jodi Richbourg
Jodi Richbourg of Okee-
chobee, and Jim Taylor, Jr. of Port
St. Lucie, are proud to announce
their engagement. The bride-to-
be is the daughter of Wayne Rich-


bourg of Okeechobee, and Gwen
Murray of Byhalia, Miss. The
prospective groom is the son of
Jim, Sr. and Beverly Taylor of Port
St. Lucie. The wedding is set for
Oct.-15, 2005. The ceremony will
take place in Okeechobee. The
couple will reside in Port St. Lucie.


Birth


Tatum Rose Bickel
Troy and Penny Bickel of
Okeechobee are proud to:
announce the birth of their
daughter, Tatum Rose.
She was born Aug. 26, 2005 at
Martin Memorial in Stuart. She
weighed 9-pounds, 3-ounces and
was 20-inches long at birth.
Tatum .was welcomed home
by her big brother, Hunter.
Maternal grandparents are
Gary and Suzanna Rucks of Okee-
chob'ee. Paternal grandparents
are Sig and Louise Bickel of Okee-
chobee.
Tatum's great-grandmother is
Merry Rucks of Okeechobee.


Tatum Rose Bickel


Special to Okeechobee News
Dana Jimenez will be competing in the Miss Junior America
Pageant on Nov. 26 in Atlanta, Ga. for the national title of
Miss Junior America.

Local teen to compete


in national pageant


Dana Jimenez, an 11th grade
student at Okeechobee High
School, was recently crowned as
Miss Junior Okeechobee. She will
compete for the title of Miss
Junior America on Nov. 26 in
Atlanta, Ga.
The Miss Junior America
Pageant has been in existence for
20 years and offers its contestants
an experience of a lifetime with
opportunities unlike any other
pageant today. Many previous
pageant winners such as Tiffani
Amber Thiessen went on to


appear in television programs
such at "Beverly Hills 90210".
Ms. Jimenez has recently com-
pleted training and has received a
diploma from Barbizon, a nation-
ally known modeling school. She
is active in modeling,' fashion
designing and soccer. She has
also been selected to, represent
the Spanish Club as a Miss Brah-
man candidate at O.H.S.
Ms. Jimenez is being spon-
sored by her parents Richard and
Anna Jimenez, and the Nunez
family.


Spotlight on Okeechobee

Family thanks Okeechobee
The Jacobs family would like to thank all who provided support
in their time of sorrow following the death of their family member,
HueyJacobs.


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
IllI.
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 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.
Theatre 11 "Transporter 2"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday.
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "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 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart 701 S.W. Sixth St.
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes. house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
--The Okeechobee Ferret Glub
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For information, call (863)
763-4333.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as
walkers, portable toilets, crutch-
es, canes, etc. Anyone requiring
the use of such equipment is
welcome to stop by the post and
pick out what they need. There
is no charge and anyone is wel-
come. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at (863)
763-2950.
Barbershoppers
looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barber-
shop quartet group is looking
for men who like to sing. Tenors,
baritones, leads and basses are
all invited to join our group. We
practice on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Health Care
Center, 1646 U.S. 441 N. Join us
in singing some old time songs
and community entertainment.
We are looking to expand our
group. Good clean fun and a
great sound are our objectives.
For, information, call (863) 763-
0175 or (863) 467-6347.
Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerspn Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service
for adults seeking volunteer
work. Volunteer as little as four
hours a week or as many as 20
hours. Morning or afternoon
shifts are available. Many oppor-
tunities currently exist and new
programs to begin soon. Please
contact the lobby desk at
Raulerson Hospital for a Volun-


teer Application.. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2151, ext.
3312. The hospital's Volunteen
Program (ages 14-17) begins in
June.
Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W. 30th
Terrace, is seeking paper towels,
old large towels, blankets, old
kennels, a push lawnmower,
gardening utensils and laundry
detergent. Anyone wishing to
donate any of the above items is
asked to call (863) 763-4630.


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FULL INSULATED SHEDS
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Company ID #7646


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357-0303
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LADIES RING found vic. of
Subway in LaBelle. Please
call to identify.
(863)885-1422
Original manuscript by J. K.
Rowling "Harry Potter & The
Jester's Javelin" ?? Please
call to identify 714-999-0083

ANY INFO- on '95 Ford Dually
blk/silver w/Utl Trlr & 717 X
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 20lbs
Last seen N W 3rd St. Child
pets. $100 Reward
863-447-1141
LOST: Beagle tri-colored
male,. on 441, 9/8.
(863)484-0313
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

FREE! Rhodesian Ridgeback,
2 years, old, Purebred, no
papers. Inquire at
(863)675-6432 .
FREE WOOD, all shapes & siz-
es, plywood, 2x4's, 2x6's,
Wood shed, already apart,
You Haul. (863)697-3869
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
PITBULL/CURR MIX, Female
5 or 6 yrs old. Outside dog,
very gentle w/ kids. Free to
good home. (863)763-4512
RABBIT MANURE- FREE,
(863)635-4690.
SCRAP METAL- you must
haul. (863)763-5771.
SWEET POTATO VINES: White
& Orange. Free, you haul.
(863)675-3256
USED CAR BED, Stroller, High
chair, More. 863-675-4216


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Employment -
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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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.
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AUTO ACCESSORY
INSTALLER NEEDED
Must be mechanically
inclined. Apply in person
Tuesday-Thursday
Lehman Auto Body
265 Hwy. 98 North
NO phone calls please!
D.EW.R
AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
TECHNICIAN
Experienced in all aspect
of general repair of
passenger cars & light
duty trucks. ASE Certified
preferred, but not necessary.
Must know how to
diagnose general repairs &
A/C problems. Must have,
tools & transportation.
Call 863-467-6633
CABLE
* AR FOREMAN
.* AR ,LNEMAN!
* UG FOREMAN,
* UG LABORERS
Foreman must have good
driving record.
Stable Employment. EOE.
(800)420-1829
Lic. #ES12000340
CARPENTERS
& DRYWALLERS
Experience a Must
DFWR (863)467-0831
CARPENTERS/LEADSMAN
NEEDED-Local Work. Call
863-357-6018 or
772-215-0278
CLASS A & B DRIVERS
Minimum 2yrs experience
w/ clean driving record.
Apply in person 9am-4pm M-F
503 NW 9th St. DFWP
CLEAN UP
WORKERS NEEDED
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
863-763-5586

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Applicants must possess the following skills:
Handle multiple priorities, proficient computer
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detail, positive attitude. Benefits DFWP Please
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North



Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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

Immediate Openinmgs CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

CORRECTIONS- JUVENILE
Okeechobee Juvenile Offender Correction Center,
a residential program for "at-risk" teenage males,
operated by G4S Youth Services, LLC is recruiting
forthe following position:

LPN:
Okeechobee Juvenile Offender Correction Center
has an immediate opening for a Licensed Practical
Nurse, available for shift work. Under direction of a
Doctor, the LPN performs such duties as are re-
quired in the care of at-risk juvenile offenders un-
der the custody of the State Department of
Juvenile Justice, involving the carrying out of
medical orders prescribed by a licensed physician
and requiring an understanding of elementary
nursing.

Must be a graduate from an approved program for
licensed nurses and have a valid registration as a
Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Florida.

Mail or fax resume:
5050 North East 168th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Fax: (863)357-6866
Attn: Mike Smeltzer

Or stop by your local One Stop Career
Centerto pick-up an application.

Drug Free Workplace/EEO



MANAGEMENT


Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
.Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
-27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


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

OKEECHOBEE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE
NOW HIRING
Certified & Non- Certified Correctional Officers
Excellent Benefits & Salary
Trainee: $29,131.83
Certified: $31,920.78
Contact Sergeant Lori Kibler, Recruiter @ (863)462-5424 or
Email: Kibler.lori@mail.cd.state.fl.us
Monday-Friday 8am 5pm or apply online @
Http://myflorida.com


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WORK PART TIME HOURS EARN FULL TIME PAY TAKE
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High gas prices? No worries! Our mileage reimbursement
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Just how much CA$H did you take home from your job today?
Take cash home daily, including CA$H tips & mileage!
Join the Winning Team apply in person
at the Okeechobee location!


COUNTER HELP
Female Preferred
Full time position
(863)357-2431
DAIRY FOREMAN:
Exp./Bilingual Preferred
House, Phone, Lights
Provided. Call
634-1758 or 634-1756
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay & Bene-
fits for Experienced Drivers,
0/0, Solos, Teams & Graduate
Students. Bonuses Available.
Refrigerated Now Available.
888)MORE PAY
888-667-3729).
Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
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Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2 years
experience. Call Bynum Trans-
port for your opportunity to-
day. (800)741-7950.
Driver: TUITION PAID training
with 6-month contract. CDL-A
in 2 1/2 Weeks! Tuition reim-
bursement for recent gradu-
ates! Must be 21. Drive CRST
Van Expedited.
(800)553-2778.
DRIVER/THROWER
Full-Time,
Clean CDL Class B License
Call 772-597-3755 or
772-220-9939
Indiantown Sanitation
Exp. Plumbers Wanted, apply
in person. No Phone Calls
Echols Plumbing -2232 NW
32nd Dr. Facing Shenanigans
Restaurant off Hwy 98 North
IMMEDIATE OPENING
Foreman/Lead Man Mobile
/Modular Home setup
Full knowledge Required
Excellent pay. Call Rick
983-673-6417 or
863-983-6820
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
*Cook- Full Time Exp.
Prep Cook- Part Time
Apply in person after 11:00am
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE
Okeechobee,FL
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat. Call
(863)946-1742 for more info.
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST
F/T. Needed For Busy Office.
Please bring or mail resume
to: 2257 Hwy. 441 N., Suite B.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
Positions $17.50-$59.00+/hr.
Full Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience Nec-
essary (800)584-1775 Refer-
ence # 5600.


SALESMAN Needed for used
car lot. No exp. necessary.
Must be able to work flex.
hours. (863)634-3455
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS. Mile-
age Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
WAITRESS & COOK
Needed. Experienced only.
Ranchers Restaurant.
(863)763-8115



CNA. LPN or RN
Experienced only need apply.
For nights, weekends &
some weekdays (6pm-6am).
Smoke free environment.
Must be CPR Certified & able
to pass drug & TB tests.
Background check also req'd.
Fax resume to (863)763-9302
or call (863)634-5765
THERAPIST- FT
Competitive Salary, Excellent
Benefits, B.S. Psychology or
related field,.2 yrs. experience
with adolescents preferred.
Fax resume to 863-357-5913
or Call 863-634-5760.
THERAPIST FT
Competitive Salary, Excellent
Benefits, B.S. Psychology or
related field, 2 yrs. experience
with adolescents preferred.
Fax resume to 863-357-5913
or Call 863-634-5760.
,Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.



$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government part-
time. No Experience. A lot of
Opportunities. (800)493-3688
Code J-14.
BASINGER AREA, P/T Horse
Exerciser: Experienced English
pleasure rider for exercising
horses needed 3 days a week.
Mornings only. Call M-F
6am-3pm (863)763-4723
OFFICE ASSISTANT
Must be computer literate and
able to perform general office
duties. Weekend work req'd.
Call Jodie at 763-5593 or
email resume/information to
walpoletearthlink.net
P/T PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
Exp. preferred. Weekday after-
noons to 6pm & Saturdays to
2pm. ContactThe Medicine
Shop w/you resume at
105 NW 5th St.


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



HORSE SHOEING
$25 For Trimming.
$70 For Shoes.
Call Mauro
(863)532-0090
7 Days A Week. ._



DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one signa-
ture required! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays
( 800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Alta Divorce, LLC.
SEstablished 1977.
NEED A LAWYER? All Criminal
Defense & Personal Injury.
*Felonies *Domestic Violence
*Misdemeanors *DUI *Traffic
*Auto Accident *Wrongful
Death. "Protect Your Rights" A-
A-A Attorney Referral Service
(800)733-5342.


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


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 & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 1 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/'Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys a Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


-I

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. $1000
(863)467-7101
WINDOW UNIT 7000 BTU,
works good $30
(863)639-7987
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ANTIQUE PIANO- Turn of the
Century, have appraisal,
beautiful, moving must sell,
$2000 neg. (863)983-1654.
SINGER SEWING MACHINE,
antique, not in cabinet, in
carrying case, $75.
(863)467-1325


CHEST FREEZER, small, $60.
(863)467-5680
CROSLEY STOVE- Apartment
Size, Electric, New Paid
$325 asking $250. neg.
Okee (863)357-2233
DEEP FREEZE 5 cu ft. Only
used about 6 months. Pd.
$159 selling for $75


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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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area, use caution. .

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Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



MARE 14yrs old,, broke. Nice
horse. $800 (863)697-6713



RIDING MOWER, Snapper, In-
dustrial Model. 11 hp. 32" cut.
$300 (863)763-0967


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435


NC MOUNTAIN HOMESITES -
Spectacular new riverfront
community, near Asheville.
1 + acre homesites from the
S40s. Onsite community
amenities & nearby National
forest. Call Today:
(866)411-5263.
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mountain top, view, trees, wa-
terfall & large public lake near-
by, 2 bedroom, 1 bath.
$175,000 owner
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www.NC77.com.
NQRTH CAROLINA REAL ES-
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your computer. Now keep
check www.plerceauc-
tion.com. Pierce Auction
Service & RE. E-mail
keith@carolinaauctions.com
(800)650-2427.


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



3-WEEK BUILDING SALE!
"Last Chance!" 20x24 Now
$2320. 25x30 $3490. 30x40
$5170. 40x50 $8380. 40x60
$10,700. 50x100 $15,244.
Others. Ends/accessories op-
tional. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.



METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufacturer.
20 colors in stock with all Ac-
cessories. Quick turn around!
Delivery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.


BABY CRADLE, white, like
new, $50. (863)467-1325


WEDDING DRESS open
back, sequin detailed, 6ft train,
perfect cond. Pd $900 asking
$200 (863)673-4942


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44
yrs. old. Rare items. $2500
all. 863)824-3358
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943



COMPUTER, complete, every-
thing you need to get started,
whole unit, works great,
$150. (863)467-68051
GATEWAY COMPUTER with
printer, $250/neg. Call
863-674-0304.
PRINTER Cannon, brand
new still in box, $40
(239)289-8646


ADJUSTABLE BED Twin w/
wireless remote. Only used
a couple months. $600
(863)675-0483
BARSTOOLS, (4), all wood,
with backs, $100.
(863)763-8146
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
COFFEE TABLE & 2 END TA-
BLES, off white, w/cherry-
wood tops & glass inserts,
$150. (863)763-8146
COUCH & LOVESEAT, M ath--i
ing set. Multi Colored 1.5O
(863)634-0716 ,,
DINETTE SET & sleeper sofa,
2 gls end tbls & coffee tbl,
stereo sys. w/ spkrs. $200 all
will sep. (863)675-0483
Dining Table, 42" round,
glass, 4 cushioned chrs. on
casters, $100.
(863)674-0898
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Brown, Good condition. $25.
(863)697-9979
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid oak, w/hideaway
doors; $150.
(863)634-0716
KING SIZE BED- Head board,
Couch & Love seat, Animal
Sprint, Great cond. $400. Will
sep. (863)674-9063
KING SIZED BED- California,
Headboard, Mattress, com-
plete, Very nice $100
(863)986-4743
MATTRESS & BOX SPRING,
King size w/frame. $50.
(863)697-9979
MATTRESS, B.OXSPRING &
FRAME, King Size, $300.
(863)801-3412
SOFA, Hide A Bed, good con-
dition, $150. (863)983-4743
SOFA LS,CHAIR- Cleafn, ask-
ing $350. (863)763-5741
TABLE w/ 6 Chairs & 1 leaf.
Very good condition. $100.
(863)357-4188


AR 15 Stainless Steel Match
Barrel, $200.
(863)357-5754
DEER RIFLE Husqvarna,
6.5x55MM, 4X Bushnell
Scope, synth. stk, ammo $275
(863)697-2033



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
POWER CHAIR- Golden Alante
New, still have manual/war-
ranty Pd $6000 asking
$1200 neg 863-634-9620
. ^^



HURRICANE SHUTTERS- Ply-
wood, 9 sheets, assorted
sizes $25 for all.
(863)763-4154
SHUTTLE BUS, Ford Econo-
line, '91, 25 passenger, a/c,
$5000 or best offer.
(863)675-5947
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


AMERICAN PITBULL PUPPIES
6 males, 6 females.
Call 863-634-3508 or
863-634-5620
AQUARIUM- 55 Gal & acces-
sories $50. (863)763-0280
BABY PIGS, Muse area. 1
Pair. $20. (863)675-4981
BIRD CAGE, large, with
wheels, gray, good cond.,
$100 or best offer.
(863)467-4049
BLACK SILKIE CHICKS, $5
each. (863)675-6214
CHIHUAHUA'S (2) beautiful
males, 10 wks, first shots &
health cert. $300 ea.
(772)517-6712.
DACHSHUND PUP- mini, (F),
tan, 8 weeks, 1st shots,
$250 (863)467-4728.
FINCH BREEDING CAGE -
large, 4/2x3x2, pd $80 will
sell for $55 or best offer
(863)675-3032 LaBelle
FISH TANK 75 gallon w/ light
& accessories $100
(863)675-7878
MINI REX BUNNIES, 1 pair.
$20. Muse area.
(863)675-4981.
PIT BULL PUPS- 5 mos. old,
2M-1F, UTD on all shots,
$200 (863)763-7446
POINTER PUPPIES AKC -
Champion bloodline's. Pet,
show, hunting, companion.
Will go quick! (863)467-6388
RABBITS (2) house trained,
$10.00 each
(863)635-4690.
WANTED AKC STUD- Brittany,
orVizsla, (305)281-7264.



ABOVE GROUND POOL 24ft
diameter, all accessories,
.must take down & haul.
$550 (863)675-3236
Demo Homesites Wanted in
your .area for the NEW Kayak
Pool. Take Advantage of this
Unique Opportunity. Save $ Fi-
nancing Available. Details
(866)348-7560.
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1999.
(863)983-7751'
POOL 31/2 x 161/2 in good
condition w/ all accessories.
Practically new. $100
(863)763-4512


PAINTBALL GUNS- (2) Titp-
man, 3 air tanks, 2 helmets,
all for $400 (863)467-0668.
after 4pm.
PING PONG TABLE- $40.
(410)228-1849



CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer,
DEH-P47DH, fits GM-Chrys-
lers, retails $290, sell $200
(863)357-0448.
CASSETTE PLAYER/RECORD-
ER- Sony, With 100 country
Cassettes $40
(863)697-2033
STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg.
Call 863-674-0304.



TV, 32" Toshiba, 1 yr. old,
$300. (863)467-6821


GAS POWERED GOLF CART-
CALL (863)763-4545 OR
(260)450-2266 CELL.
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553






Christmas Trees 7415
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820


(863)639-7987
WASHER/DRYER, Kenmore
Super Capacity Plus, white,
2 yrs. old, $375.
(863)467-6821
WASHER/DRYER, Maytag,
good condition, $150.
(863)467-1547 or
863)532-9700.


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.


GARDEN TUB- Large, Perfect
for a corner spot. Fiberglass,
excellent condition. Call
(863)697-6507 Leave msg


LAWN MOWER Poulan Pro,
17h/p Briggs & Stratton eng.
garage kept $1150 or best
offer (863)467-0987
ROTOTILLER, Craftsman,
$200. (863)763-7358
ROYAL & QUEEN PALM
TREES- Gorgeous!! up to
18ft high, $400 for all will
sell separate (863)675-0104


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


Rentals



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



CBS Home, 3/2, 1 yr. old,
pool/tennis court access,
furn./unfurn., Must See!
$1400 mo. (863)634-0779
HOUSE FOR RENT 2 BR 1 ba,
by Kissimmee River, $500 mo.
1st mo & sec. dep. to move
in. No Dogs (561)746-5852
OKEE- 2br, lba, on 2 city lots
w/ oak trees. $850 mo. 1st,
Last & Sec. 920 NW 4th St.
Cal (561)762-7660
Okeechobee's Nicest! New
1&2 BR homes-waterfront,
clean & quiet, from $700.
(772)215-0010/215-2757
RENT TO OWN- Lg 3/2 Dou-
blewide, Appls, Pond, Fruit
Trees, on 2 fenced acres,
$1400/mo. (863)357-3639.


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property lnspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BANK FORECLOSURES!
Homes from $10,000! 1-3
bedroom available! HUD, Re-
pos, REO, etc. These homes
must sell! For Listings Call
(800)571-0225 Ext H373.
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 5.6 ac,
3br, 2ba. Lg sc. rm, cleared &
fenced, beautiful trees &
Idscpg. Horses OK, Ig barn &
arena. Subdiv. into 4 sep. lots.
$475K (863)824-8793
OKEECHOBEE- For sale by
owner/agent, 3br, 2ba, block
home, w/lake access,
$225,000, (863)634-5792.


FLORIDA LAND BARGAINS!
10 to 40 Acres, Starting at
$79,900. GRAND OPENING
9/24-25! Beautiful ranch prop-
erties convenient to Gulf of
Mexico! Easy access, utilities
& excellent financing.
(800)455-1981 ,ext.510.



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THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
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www.cherokeemountainreal-
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(800)841-5868.
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*(954)319-7954* or
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14 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 14, 2005


LAKEFRONT COMMUNITY -
New Release- Home Sites
from $39,900 and Waterfront
sites from $99,900. Great
amenities! Call Clear Water
Marketing, (252)633-2059,
Ext.417. www.cwmktg.com.
WATERFRONT HOME SITES
from $99,900. Eastern North
Carolina. Call Clear Water Mar-
keting, (252)633-2059,
Ext.315. www.cwmktg.com


Mobile Homets



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts "'010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



BHR, 2BR, 2BA Doublewide,
c/a, no pets. $600 mo yearly
lease, $1000 sec.
(863)763-4031
OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba,
$750, 1st, last & sec, Small
pets okay. Adults only.
(863)467-6309 eve & wkends.
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, Lake
access, No pets, $1200 mo
1st, Last & Sec dep
561-236-9003


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80I0I ea I


LeBelle- '80, Vougue, 14'x60'
has roof over, Zone II Free de-
livery Set up & permits extra
$6000 (863)-675-5000
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA 1/2 acre
Garage, fenced yard.
1850 NE 103rd Ave.
$140,000 (863)634-3009
SINGLE WIDE 12x50 w/
screened room. You Must
Move. $1500 (863)675-2331
SKYLINE- '90, 26'x40', New
roof/carpet. Free delivery to
Zone II. Set up & permit extra
$12,500. (863)675-5000

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles -ATVs 30U35



AIR BOAT 12' Needs motor
$1,200. or best offer. will
trade. (863)467-7415
BASS BOAT, 17 Ft. w/150 hp
Force Motor. Runs good, but
needs lower unit. $1800 or
trade. (863)673-0072


Warehouse
Space


BASS TRACKER '89, 16FR., 35
hp Minnkota. 24 volts. 535
Hummingbird. Live well. Runs
good. $2000 (863)763-6065
BAYLINER- 17', 85 HP, with
trailer. Runs great $500.
(410)228-1849
BOAT, 16 Ft. w/115 hp motor.
$300 or will trade for equal
value Riding Mower.
(863)763-7358
BOAT TRAILERS (2) -Tandem,
galvanized. $1600 for both
or will sep. (954)868-6518
DRY BOAT 11ft, 30h/p Mari-
ner, full cover, trailer, similar
to a jet ski full cover. $2500
(954)868-6518
GRUMMAN ALUMINUM- 14',
V Haul, Trailer, 25hp Merc,
Trolling motor. $1500
(561)352-7275
JOHNSON OUTBOARD,
115hp, w/throttle cable &
shifter, plus steering cable,
$1200. (772)342-7304
JON BOAT, 10 Ft. w/trailer,
motor & trolling motor. Extra's
included. $400. or best offer.
Call (863)763-0280 anytime.
JON BOAT, 14 Ft. w/ galv.
. trailer. 9.9 Johnson, New
seats, Live well. Runs great.
$650. (863)801-3527
MONARCH ALUM BOAT, 15'-
Front platform 30HP Evin-
rude, tiller trir, $1800 neg.
(863)697-2969.
PRO CRAFT 170 COMBO '98
Excellent condition $7900 or
best offer (561)670-4742
Proline, '86, 17', 90hp Yama-
ha 1998, center console, t-
top, trlr like new, $6500.
(954)868-6518.
REINELL- 24' Cabin Cruiser,
305 Merc, I/0, Fly bridge, Bi-
mini, with trailer $1000 or
best offer (772)465-3925


TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & trir,
$1800. (863)467-8038


HUNTING CAMPER, 20 foot
Star Craft, needs work, You
Move, $100. (863)697-3869
MIDAS MINI '83- 24ft, Chev
350, dual AC, 4KW Onan
Jen, runs good $2495 cash
(863)801-3841.
TRAVEL TRAILER, 16 Ft. Ex-
cellent condition. $1500
(863)357-0765
WINNEBAGO MOTOR HOME,
'93, 34k mi., like new,
$26,500. (863)946-6639


HONDA CBR HURRICANE,
'90- approx 43K miles,
$1500 firm. (863)467-1189
or (863)484-0600
SUPER POCKET YAMAHA R6
replica, practically brand new,
with all stickers $700 or best
offer (863)464-0542



HONDA 250 FOURTRAX '87, 4
Wheeler, Runs excellent.
New tires & brakes. $1500.
(863)634-1479
MANCO 90 cc '03 runs great
like new, lyr warranty remain-,
ing. $1000 (863)357-7566
YAMAHA 250, '03, 4 wheeler,
less than 10 hrs., $2200.
(863)946-6639


TERRY-.'91, 25', Rear double
bed, A/C, Awning, Exc.
cond. $5250 neg 863-801-
3841 or 561-202-8461


Automobiles



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



$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars
from $500! Tax Repos, US
Marshall and IRS salest.Cars,
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's, Hon-
da's, Chevy's and more! For
Listings Call (800)571-0225
Ext C373.
BUICK REGAL, '86, cold air,
$1200. (863)357-2623
CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $950
(863)467-8013
CHEVY LUMINA, '93, good air,
runs good, new tires, 87k
miles, $2400 neg.
(863)467-5680
DODGE SPIRIT '92 Runs-
Needs Head Gasket, cold
AC, New tires/ exhaust. $300
neg. (863)467-7415
FORD ESCORT, '91, needs
clutch, will start & run, $20Q
or best offer. (863)801-3158
FORD TAURUS, '92, good for
fixing or parts, asking $175.
(863)983-4694
KIA SPECTRA, '03, standard
w/warranty, $7000 or best
offer. (863)673-2677


LINCOLN TOWNCAR, 1988 -
Good 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- Sport
Edition, new battery, Full
power Good clean car $1600
or best offer 863-675-2598
PONTIAC GRAND AM, '95,
white, $2500
(863)467-0987
PONTIAC SUNFIRE, '97,
conv., 4 cyl., cold air,
$2500. (863)381-0432
SATURN SUPER COUPE, '01,
35 mi + per gal., 3 dr., load-
ed, exc. cond., $6000 neg.
(863)357-0060
SUBRU, OutBack 2004 All
wheel drive, Good Cond.
$18,000. (863)357-3325
TOYOTA CAMRY- '93, Needs
some work, $1000. or best
offer. (863)467-8038
TOYOTA COROLLA 1992, 4
Door, Auto., 4 cyl., A/C.
Runs excellent. $1800 or
best offer. (772)461-4044
TOYOTA SOLARA- '01, 1
owner, White w/tan int.
Loaded, Low mi, $10,000
or best offer (561)202-8461
VW RAIL BUGGY & PARTS -
needs work, will run, $350
or best offer (863)675-6214
VW RAIL BUGGY Street le-
gal, $1500. Call
(863) 467-2267.


Community Events


Benefit luncheon is planned
The.Okeechobee County Tax Collector's Office will hold a benefit
luncheon on Sept. 23 for Chrissie Williams, an employee of that office.
The benefit is to raise funds to help her fight lung cancer. The lunch
will consist of sliced pork, baked beans, coleslaw, dinner roll and a
desert for $6. Lunches will be available immediately behind the Tax
Collector's Office, 307 N.W. Fifth Ave., from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Lunch-
es can also be delivered upon request. For information, call (863) 763-
3421, ext. 150.


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


Collaborative council will meet
The Community Collaborative Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 27,
at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County School Board
Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to allow
the community to identify issues, collaborate, and share information
regarding services for children and their families. The guest speaker
will be Connie Ribakoff, for the TATS Program, and Dr. Moll. The pub-'
lic is invited. For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000,
ext. 257.


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


Car wash to aid Katrina victims
The 4-H Beef 'n Bacon Raiser club will hold a fundraising car wash
on Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Wal-Mart parking lot near the garden center.
It will begin at 9 a.m. All. proceeds will go to benefit victims of Hurri-
cane Katrina.


Homeowner applications available
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County can help you become
the owner of a new home. To find out how, Habitat for Humanity rep-
resentatives will be at the R.O.C., 310 S.W. Fifth St., on Oct. 1 and Oct.
3. On Oct. 1 they ~vill be at the R.O.C. from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. On Oct.
3, they will be there from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Applications to,
become a homeowner must be turned in by Nov. 1, between the
hours of 5 and 7 p.m. For information, call (863) 357-1371. Habitat for
Humanity of Okeechobee County is located at 2825 S.W. Third Ter-
race.


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


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


Oktoberfest hosted by VFW Post #9528
VFW Post #9528 will host an Oktoberfest celebration Saturday,
Oct. 15, starting at 1 p.m. for a $7 donation per person. German food
will include schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerkraut, rotkraut, kartoffelsalat
and more. Music will be provided by Alex and Johnny B. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-2882.


Martha's House to hold Health Fair
Martha's House will be hosting a Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 15, from
8 a.m. until noon at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. (behind the
City Fire Department). There will be booths from various organizations in
our community. This fair is one of the events held in October to highlight
"domestic violence awareness month". If you would like to participate,
call Martha's House at (863) 763-2893.


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


4-H and FFA Club enrollment under way
All youth planning to participate in the 2006 Okeechobee Youth
Livestock Show may enroll now but must be enrolled by Oct. 31, and
be in good club standings by attending monthly club meetings to be
eligible to participate in the livestock show.


St. Theresa's will host Sunday school
The St Theresa Catholic Church Buckhead Ridge Sunday School
(CCD) will begin Oct 2. Please call Ann at (863) 467-1516 or Fr. Dan at
the Parish Office (863) 946-0696, for information.


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


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





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Blue Heron beautiful new listing. 3,
or 4 bedroom, 2 baths, large rooms,
lanai on golf course lot. $319,000.

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ThJ' beautiful, three bedroom two
bath two car garage. almo-t net.
Iome i. on prtate lakefront gobt
course lot. Master has large, bath
w/Jacuzzi tub. Kitchen with gor-
geous cabinets. $339,000.


2. on beautiful lake. 2+ golf cart
garage. -creened porch Mar,,
3Bd.2.'.B., CBS, open floor plan, extrasc' Open flooh plan. 1052 q it.
beautiful family room overlooking under air, 3012 total sq. ft. total.
water, wide deep canal. Asking Custom built 1995. $330,000, Shows
$275,000. new. Apt. thru Liz.


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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


CAR HAULER 18', Dual axle.
-New 20001b elec. winch, tie
downs & hitch. $850. or
best offer (863)763-3551
CONVERTIBLE BOWS- Fits
Jeep Wrangler '97 & up$60.
(863)675-4409
POSI TRACTION UNIT- with
gears, $300 or best offer
(863)467-8856.
RIMS, 17" Manta Ray, Uni-
versal four lug. Brand new!
Very Nice! $600. or best offer.
Call Ramses (863)673-0645
TIRES & RIMS (4) 31575R16
tires, 8 lug, fits '00 Dodge 4x4
w/ Ram center cap & Beauty
Ring $350 (863)357-7566
TIRES set of 4, 23575R17
. $125 (863)675-2558
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt GM,
$300 (863)467-8856.
WHEELS & TIRES (4) 20",
chrome, w/285/50 Goodyear
Eagle tires, $800 neg.
(863)528-1894.


DODGE D50 1988, Good con-
dition. New motor. New tires &
rims. Good paint. New brakes.
$2800. (863)697-9979
DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs
good, new parts, fiberglass
work body w/ladder rack.
$1500 (863)655-0030.

DODGE RAM 50 1983, P/S,
Tool box, bedliner, 5 spd,
easy on gas, $1250.
(863)447-2130
FORD F100- '74, Ext cab,
Short bed, 460 C6 .trans., 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. (772)569-6285
FORD F150 '81 Good 6 cyl.
engine, new trans. Good tires.
Sell whole or for parts. $300
(863)763-5067/763-0669
FORD F150 '91 XLT, auto,
V8, cold ac, runs great, many
new parts including new tires
$2500 (863)697-2032
FORD F250, '83- 351 Wind-
sor, 8" lift, body in good
shape, $2000 or bet offer.
(863)634-5368
Ford Pickup, '77, body good
cond., stick shift in steering in
column, come drive it away,
$500. (863)634-0433
NISSAN '90, 4 cyl, Runs
good, $1000. or best offer
(863)612-0647
TOYOTA PICK UP 1988, 4
cyl., 4 spd., A/C. Gas saver!
Runs excellent. $2000 or best
offer (772)461-4044
Toyota Pickup, '85, ext. cab, 4
whi dr., lifted on 35x12.5,
system, custom paint,
$1800 neg. (863)801-9441


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


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

TRAILER, heavy duty, 6x20,
tandem axle, 3x5x1/4 frame,
w/3x3x3/16 side rails,
$2400 neg. (772)342-7304
UTILITY TRAILER- 8x10,
open, like new, used once,
$850. (863)467-1547 or
.(863)532-9700.


Chevy Cargo Van Express,
'00, exc. cond., not previ-
ously used as work van,
$8750. Okee (863)357-0037
DODGE CARAVAN '93 Motor
runs good but needs transmis-
sion. A/C. Body in great shape.
$600 (239)693-7949

DODGE CARAVAN, '94- new
tires, runs good, needs trans
work, $300.
(863)655-0030.

Dodge Conv. Van, '00, loaded
w/ captain's chairs VCR,
stereo & fold out couch.
$8000. (239)949-0738

FORD VANS 1989 & 1990
w/Wheel Chair Lifts. $3400 &
$3900. (863)946-2703

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. (863)467-6805


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