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Vol. 96 No. 259


Friday, September 16, 2005


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Brief

Help needed
to pack supplies
Supplies have been pour-
ing in for the victims of Hurri-
cane Katrina. The Okee-
chobee community has
"adopted" the hurricane-
stricken town of Franklinton,
La. Volunteers are needed to
help sort and pack the sup-
plies on Friday, at the VFW
Post 10539 on U.S. Highway
441 S.E. The first group of
volunteers will start at 9 a.m.
The second group will start
at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, a Walpole
truck will be at the VFW. Vol-
unteers are needed to help
load the supplies onto the
truck, starting at 8 a.m.
Donations of hurricane
relief supplies, such as
canned food, sunscreen,
blankets, sleeping bags and
soap, may be taken directly
to the VFW Post on Friday.
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

District Gov.
visits via video
Tuesday's Rotary Club
meeting included the intro-
duction of District 6930 Gov-
ernor, Ken Hirsch by Assis-
tant District Governor, Alan
Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan
explained that Rotary Club.
members would be listening
to a message from the district
governor via videotaped
message.
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Drought Index
Current: 491
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.77 feet


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

Index

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Comics . . .10
Community Events .. .4
Crossword.........11


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Lake meeting gets heated


SFWMD, COE
under fire
from coalition
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Things got a little heated at
Thursday's meeting of the Coali-
tion for Responsible Manage-
ment of Lake Okeechobee, St.
Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estu-
aries and the Lake Worth


Lagoon as Martin County Com-
missioner Sarah Hear expressed
her dissatisfaction with water
managers. The coalition is made
up of county commissioners rep-
resenting Okeechobee, St. Lucie,
Martin, Lee, Palm Beach,
Hendry, Glades, Highlands and
Osceola counties.
Okeechobee County Com-
missioner Clif Betts suggested
modifying the Water
Supply/Environmental (WSE) to
keep the lake at a controllable


level. The WSE is a schedule for
the regulation of Lake Okee-
chobee water levels for flood
protection, water supply and
environmental objectives. He
suggested water mangers
explore ways to get excess fresh
water from the lake directly to
the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf
of Mexico without discharging it
into the estuaries and disturbing
their salinity. He also urged
completion of the Kissimmee
River Restoration.


Commissioner Sarah Heard
of Martin County proposed a far-
reaching resolution that urged
such things as completion of the
Modified Water Deliveries Pro-
ject to Everglades National Park
and the Kissimmee River
Restoration Project, immediate
adjustment of theWSE to mini-
mize harmful discharges to the
south Florida ecosystem, and an
evaluation of the advantages and
disadvantages of installing for-
ward pumps. "I don't feel com-


fortable voting on this today,"
said Osceola County Commis-
sioner Ken Smith. He noted that
there had been several changes
to the resolution and he had not
had time to examine it or seek
the council of his fellow Osceola
County Commissioners.
While he said he might not
be opposed to the resolution, he
did not think the coalition
should be asked to vote on such
See Meetings Page 2


Helping moms-to-be: Gift bags contain baby supplies


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The Healthy Start Coalition of Okeechobee County praised the colorful baby quilts made
by the First Baptist Church for expectant moms in crisis. Pam Schnell, administrative
assistant (left); Kay Begin, director (center); and Carol Staley, program coordinator
(right), displayed some of the new baby bags put together with the quilts. "Babies Are
Our Business" is the tagline on each bag handed to expectant moms in the program.

Program helps expectant mothers


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
"I want the First Baptist
Church to understand what love
these quilts brought to the bags
we put together for expectant
moms in crisis and how much
we appreciate their work," said
Kay Begin, director of the
Healthy Start Coalition of Okee-
chobee County.
The crisis infant bags, featur-
ing the tagline "Babies Are Our
Business," go to various agencies
in town that help mothers with
an at-risk pregnancy. Some of
those agencies include Martha's
House, My Aunt's Closet, and Sis-
ter Eleanor's mission at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church. Twenty
bags recently went to the local
Red Cross to be handed out to
people who relocated to Okee-
chobee from the Gulf states fol-
lowing Hurricane Katrina. The
Red Cross also distributes the
bags to other expectant mothers
following a disaster.
In addition to the quilts, the
gift bags contain variety of new-


born supplies, including pow-
dered formula, diapers and baby
wipes items found in great
demand following Hurricane
Katrina and any crisis. Since the
powdered formula does not
need refrigeration, it is a good
way to keep babies nourished
when the power is out, accord-
ing to Mrs. Begin. The Red Cross,
which is often the first agency to
the scene following a crisis, usu-
ally has a good supply of water to
reconstitute the formula. She
said that Nestle's Carnation
donated some formula out of
their supply earmarked for the
Gulf relief. Similac has been con-
tacted and will probably send
some here as well. The pow-
dered formulas have a I- to 3-
year 'shelf life. "Even though the
powdered formula is easy to pre-
pare, we try and encourage
breast-feeding," she said.
Expectant mothers at risk
come from all walks of life and
are in various age groups, Mrs.
Begin explained. Some are just
children between the ages of 10
and 14 years, some are older


teens,1 and some are older
woman who have health and
environmental risk factors who
qualify for help through the
Healthy Start program.
According to Mrs. Begin, the
most recent statistics from the
Florida Department ,of Health
show that per 1,000 pregnan-
cies in 2003, Okeechobee
County is second in the state for
pregnancies of girls between
the ages of 10 and 14 years..
There were five births out of a
field of 1,269 girls in that age
category in the county in 2003.
"That is a pretty high number,"
she said, adding "even one girl
that age is one too many."
The determination of an at-
risk mother-to-be is made
according to a rating scale. The
rating is done in a doctor's
office when the pregnancy is
first diagnosed. The expectant
mother fills out a questionnaire
with points assigned. If the
points are high enough, the
doctor contacts Healthy Start
See Program Page 2


Industrial park is booming


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Vernon Gray, manager of
the Okeechobee County Air-
port and Industrial Park has
only been on the job about
nine weeks. However, he is
making strides to ensure that
both facilities are utilized to
their utmost. Mr. Gray said the
industrial park and airport are
"too invisible" He wants to let
the public know what an eco-
nomic asset they are.
"We've become a hot com-
modity, recently," he said.
He said that companies
from the coast are considering
moving here because of taxes
and the high cost of doing
business on the coast. Aviation
related businesses are moving,
he said, because of air conges-
tion and airport noise.
Mr. Gray is working on a stan-
dardized set of rules and proce-
dures for the operation of the
airport and the industrial park


that he will present to the com-
missioners for their approval.
He said these standards
would establish minimum
qualification such as financial
and insurance requirements
for leasing property.
Mr. Gray oversees operation
of the county's approximately
80-acre industrial park that
consists of,53 parcels. At this
time, 24 are leased. They vary
in size from 0.9 acre to 3.2
acres. In some cases, several
lots have been combined for
one tenant.
As an example of the
impact the industrial park has
on local economy, Mr. Gray
said that one of his tenants,
Wooley Sheds, has annual
gross sales of between $4 mil-
lion and $5 million dollars and
employs between 40 and 50
people.
Mr. Gray said he has appli-
cations for 14 more lots.
Since the industrial park is


part of the airport property,
Federal Aviation Administra-
tion regulations forbid the sale
of the property. It must be
leased. for 30 years with an
option to extend.
He said the some business-
es are having to settle for
rental property because there
are not a lot of properties in
the area zoned for industrial
use.
The industrial park is con-
veniently located to road, rail
and air transportation, three
phase electrical service and
water and sewer service. It
offers Rural Enterprise Zone
business incentives such as
jobs tax credit, property tax
credit, business equipment
sales tax refund and building
materials .sales tax refund.
Other business incentives
include qualified target indus-
try, tax refunds, economic
development transportation
See Park -Page 2


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
This 18,000 square foot building in the Okeechobee County
Industrial Park was recently purchased from Advanced
Stone Technologies by Haber, Inc. Haber plans to employ 45
people in two shifts to use an environmentally friendly
process to extract gold from ore and discarded electronic
devices.


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News Briefs


Hurricane Katrina
donations sought
The Brahma Bull Restaurant,
2405 U.S. 441 S.E., will host a ben-
efit Sunday, Sept. 25, starting at
noon. There will be live music
throughout the day, as well as
food for $6.99 per plate. The
menu includes barbecue beef,
hot dogs, harriburgers and all the
fixings, as well as deserts. Dona-
tions of food and money are
being accepted. For information,
contact Cathye or Yvonne at (863)
467-0050.
All Regions Banks are now
accepting donations to the Ameri-
can Red. Cross disaster relief
efforts. Checks should be made
out to: American Red Cross Hurri-
cane Katrina Disaster Relief Fund.
Customers will be given a Red
Cross receipt. The local Regions
Bank is located at 305 E.N. Park
St. For information, call (863) 763-
5535.
Items for Hurricane Katrina
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 dona-
tions can be made to the First
Baptist Church.
The Florida Baptist Conven-
tion is accepting financial contri-
butions. Checks should be made
out to the Florida Baptist Conven-
tion and designated for Hurricane
Relief and sent to: Florida Baptist
Convention, Business Services,
Box 5579, Jacksonille, Fla.,
32247. Donations can also be
made by VISA, MasterCard or Dis-
cover by calling 800-226-8584,
ext. 3049.
Donations can be made on
behalf of the City of Okeechobee
at the SunTrust Bank, 815 S. Par-
rott Ave. For information, contact
SunTrust Bank at (863) 763-1903.
Okeechobee Ministerial
Association to coordinate relief
efforts for churches. Contact your
church for information.
The Okeechobee Church of
God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will
take a truckload of donations to
the Mobile, Ala., every Thursday
starting Sept. 8. For information,
call (863) 763-4127.


Meetings

Continued From Page 1
short notice.
The resolution passed with
Commissioner Ken Smith casting
the lone dissenting vote.
Palm Beach County Commis-
sioner Warren Newell suggested
the completion of the storm treat-
ment areas (STAs) and purchas-
ing reservoirs.
Commissioner Alvin Ward of
Glades County expressed support
for Commissioner Newell's idea
but stated his concern for taking
land off tax rolls for reservoirs and
STAs.
"If you use our land, we should
be paid," he asserted. "We should
not be the scapegoat for the
coast."
Commissioner Betts noted
that taking land off tax rolls was
hurting smaller counties.
Commissioner Heard stated
that the water resources of Martin
County are the "worst that they
have ever been." She said the
quality of the water had destroyed
the environment and the econo-
my.
"We feel that water managers
are not following the law," she
asserted.
"We don't feel we have any
other options," she said referring
Martin County's contemplated
lawsuit against water managers.
She noted that a private group
called River Coalition has filed a
lawsuit against water managers.
She said that Martin County might
join them as a plaintiff or provide
financial support.
"We need a new one, and we
need it quickly," Commissioner
Heard said of WSE.
She said Martin County was
unwillingly put into this position
and would provide information to
other counties.
Commissioner Ward coun-
tered that Martin County was get-
ting a dose of what Glades County
has had for five or six years.
The answer, according to
Commissioner Ward is to clean
up Lake Okeechobee. He assert-
ed that the lake is in worse condi-
tion than he has seen in 50 years.
"Let's clean it up," he urged.
"I don't want to be a part of
that lawsuit," he said.
Commissioner Ward said he
joined the coalition to see respon-
sible management for Lake Okee-
chobee.
"I have not seen any effort to
clean up the lake," he said.
Commissioner Newell
charged that water managers are
not reducing the amount of pollu-
tants coming into the lake and
added that Best Management
Practices. (BMPs) are question-
able.
"We aren't sure they work," he
said.
Chip Merriam, deputy execu-
.ive director for South Florida


Rotary District Governor visits via video


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Tuesday's Rotary Club meet-
ing included the introduction of
District 6930 Governor, Ken
Hirsch by Assistant District Gover-
nor, Alan Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan
explained that Rotary Club mem-
bers would be listening to a mes-
sage from the district governor via
videotaped message. The mes-
sage from Mr. Hirsch delivered
greetings and challenged club
members to, "Think outside the
wheel and then to set them in
motion." Mr. Hirsch told Rotari-
ans in the taped message that
they should focus on adopting
humanitarian projects, partnering
with other clubs to make a differ-
ence in the world. He also
reminded club members of their
duty to service above self which is
the Rotary Club motto.


Park

Continued From Page 1
fund, rural job tax credit, and the
community development revolv-
ing loan program
Mr. Gray also oversees the
industrial or incubator building.
This building is divided into
three bays and set up for begin-
ning industries. The tenant leas-
es building space for five years.
The rent starts out low and
increases each year. The idea is
that at the end of five years the
business would have grown
enough to rent another industri-
al park site. With the recent sign-
ing of the third lease, all three
bays are now rented.
There are four parcels of
three acres each on the north-
east corner that have the aprons
connecting to the taxiway. These
are reserved for aviation related
businesses.
Mr. Gray said he had several
applicants for the aviation lots.
One group that has shown
interest is Missionary Flight
International from West Palm
Beach. They are considering
building a hangar, warehouse
and offices totaling 22,000
square feet. They operate four


Another area of focus on Mr.
Hirsch's message was that of
Rotary Club's determination to
eliminate illiteracy and told the
viewing members to focus their
club energy on literacy projects
within their community.
In closing, Mr. Hirsch's state-
ments revealed that Rotary Club
has more than a million club
members world-wide and that
each club has a duty to the com-
munity in which they meet to,
'Make things happen.'
Other Rotary Club business
included:
Club member, Mike
Costopoulos delivered the weekly
Rotary Minute which included
points on how club members can
attend 'make-up', meetings
online. He added that there are
currently 27 online 'virtual' clubs
in which members can attend
meetings to replace ones missed


aircraft and utilize 12 employees
to support 170 missionary
organizations in the Caribbean
and Haiti.
Another applicant wants to
operate a full service aircraft
maintenance facility.
Mr. Gray said that a trucking
company in Ohio has shown
interest in leasing six lots.
APAC, a paving company, has
the largest area leased; however,
the company is moving out of
the industrial park. Mr. Gray said
that several other industries
have expressed interest in buy-
ing out APAC's lease since the
property is fenced, paved and
has utilities.
It was recently announced
that a new industry, Haber, Inc.
was coming to the Okeechobee.
industrial park. The company,
which will employ 45 people in
two shifts, uses environmentally
friendly processes to extract
gold from gold ore and e-waste
material.
E-waste is generated from
discarded electronic devices
such as computers, cell phones,
TVs, and printers.
Mr. Gray said that Haber
bought the Advanced Stone
Technologies building and is
negotiating for the lease on the


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard makes her point
during Thursday's meeting of the Coalition for Responsible
Management of Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Caloosa-
hatchee Estuaries and the Lake Worth Lagoon.


Water Management District
(SFWMD), said the district had
been expanding critical restora-
tion projects. He said they are
looking at ways to store water on
private land and pay for it.
Commissioner Ken Smith said


he would support water storage
"as long as it doesn't take land off
my tax roll." He said he would
not support something at the
expense of agriculture. He said
that ranchers are good land man-
agers and he was not in favor of


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or those future meetings which
club members know that they
will miss. He stated that meetings
can be made up, seven days
before or after the missed meet-
ing.
Mr. Costopoulos also
announced the induction of two
new club members, Ari Keith of
Reach FM and Eduardo Maldona-
do of Big Lake National Bank.
Welcome new members!
The Labor Day barbecue
fund raiser was successful. It was
announced that funds raised from
the effort totaled more than $400.
Rotary Club meetings are
held every Tuesday at the Golden
Corral Restaurant located at 700
S. Parrott Avenue at noon. Rotary
Club announced at last week's
club meeting their plans to move
weekly club meetings to Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant in January
2006.


property.
He said they are also negoti-
ating with the county for lease of
the adjacent lot to be used for a
parking lot and a lined effluent
pond.
Haber is already shipping
equipment here said Mr. Gray.
Because of the nature of the
product they are dealing with,
security will be tight.
The equipment used will
include mobile, articulating and
fixed vat leach gold extractors
and high-speed recovery sys-
tems with appropriate filtration
system, material handling and
support equipment.
The processing plant will ini-
tially be accepting e-waste from
various scrap suppliers and will
not be receiving whole comput-
ers or other e-waste that needs
extensive disassembly.
The gold ore concentrate will
be delivered to the facility from
various mine sites in 55 gallon
drums or sacks.
The company states that all
waste products will be non-toxic
and meet safety standards
On Sept. 12, Haber
announced an agreement to
enter into a joint venture with
Gold City, Inc., a privately held
Nevada mining and exploration


cleaning up the lake at the
expense of ranchers.
Susan Gray, SFWMD's Lake
Okeechobee division director,
said they have gone beyond BMPs
and are now advocating Best
Available Technologies.
"Things are coming together
but not fast enough," she added.
While Ms. Gray admitted that a
500-acre reservoir would take
only one half inch of water off the
lake, she said it was a start.
Mr. Merriam said that land
acquisition for the Kissimmee
River Restoration is almost com-
plete. He said the restoration proj-
ect should be complete by 2010
but he had no idea how much
water storage it would produce.
Commissioner Ward com-
pared the lake to a bowl with the
center full of sediment.
Linda Friar of the South Florida
Ecosystem Restoration Task Force
updated the coalition members
on her organization's work. She
said her organization worked
with government and tribal
groups to get the water in the right
place at the right time with the
right quality. They are also con-
cerned with flood protection.
She told collation members
that her organization would like
to hear from them. She said the
task force could promote the
coalition's ideas as a neutral bro-
ker
Kim Taplin of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers (COE) gave
the coalition an update on the sta-
tus the COE project is working on
improve water deliveries to the
Everglades National.Park.
Wayne Daltry of Lee County
passed out copies of the draft Com.
prehensive Everglades Restoration
Project and asked coalition mem-
bers to critique it and see if covers
all they wanted it to cover.
Paul Gray of the Audubon
Society said his organization sup-
ported temporary forward pumps
but was not sure about perma-
nent forward purriping. He was
concerned about how endan-
gered species and the tourism
industry would be affected by
permanent forward pumping.
Local businessperson Gail
Powers called for cooperation
between the different commis-
sioners for the common goal of
lake restoration.


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Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Rotary Club President, Lonnie Kirsch welcomed Assistant Dis-
trict Governor, Alan Sullivan who introduced Rotary Club Dis-
trict Gov. Ken Hirsch to club members at Tuesday's meeting.
Mr. Hirsch delivered his message to club members via video.


corporation that owns and con-
trols gold mining sites in Neva-
da, Arizona and Ghana.
Turning to the airport, Mr.
Gray said that all county owned
hangars are leased and that
there are 17 land leases at the
airport that contain private
hangars. He said there is a wait-
ing list of about two dozen peo-
ple desiring hangars. Mr. Gray
told the commissioners that he
could rent as many hangars as
they could build.
One of the biggest incentives
to aviation traffic is the cheap
aviation fuel. The airport opera-


Program

Continued From Page 1
and a program coordinator
makes the initial contact.
A packet of Healthy Start infor-
mation is mailed to introduce the
expectant mom to the program.
The information talks about what
having a baby can mean in their
lives and what services are out
there to help them. Included is
information about the MomCare
program; Women, Infant and Chil-
dren's (WIC) services; added nutri-
tional programs; and information
on the effects of stress, smoking,
alcohol, and drugs on the pregnan-
cy. Literature is also provided to
help new moms know what to
expect after the baby is born and
deals with such topics as shaken
baby, SIDS (sudden infant death
syndrome), and how to be a good
father.
The second phase of involve-
ment is when a care coordinator
visits the expectant mother and
assesses her needs. Referrals are
made to other agencies in the com-
munity.
The risk factors are often higher
for women in their late 30's and
40s, who may be at risk for deliver-
ing a baby with Down syndrome,
and young girls who participate in
the Teenage Pregnancy Program
(TAPP) through the Okeechobee
School Board. A Teen Pregnancy
Task Force meets quarterly at the
Okeechobee County Library and is
trying to tackle the problem of teen
pregnancies here. "It needs more
players, more involvement by peo-
ple with ideas to curb teen preg-
nancies," Mrs. Begin said. She said
six people attended the last meet-
ing and another meeting is slated
for Nov. 22 at 1:30 p.m.
Participating in Healthy Start is
strictly voluntary; however, Mrs.
Begin said the program has so
many benefits, she believes that
once people know what all it offers
they will want to participate.
"Some may not want to participate
because they think it is an intrusion
or something," she said.


tor advertises the lowest fuel in
southern Florida. Mr. Gray said
that 80 percent of aviation traffic
was made up of transients land-
ing here because of cheap fuel.
Unfortunately, the county does
not benefit from these fuel sales.
He said that in many cases the
airport owner is paid a certain
price for each gallon of aviation
fuel sold. That is not the case
here, however. According the
operator's lease, the county will
not receive any money for fuel
sales until there is a 35 cent a
gallon markup in fuel prices.


In outlining the benefits, Mrs.
Begin said that those who attend a
Safe Sleep education program on
SIDS can purchase a crib at a
reduced fee. Those who complete
Vital Transportation sessions can
purchase an infant car seat at a
reduced rate.
Mrs. Begin has been program
director of Healthy Start since June,
coming from a background -of
working with families as the
regional coordinator for Family
Preservation, a mental health
agency. She said she finds the work
very interesting.
Healthy Start has been at the
New Endeavor Alternative School
location for about four years and
other places prior. Governor Law-
ton Chiles started the program 10
years ago for every county in Flori-
da.
Healthy Start is not a direct serv-
ices program, but rather a multifac-
eted umbrella program that sub-
contracts work out to other
agencies and caring professionals
through grants from the state and
federal governments. They pay for
professionals to put on such pro-
grams as the MomCare program
and they sponsor Childbirth Educa-
tion classes at the Health Depart-
ment. The Health Department
donates the space.
One person the program sub-
contracts with is Tim Hussey, a
licensed mental health counselor.
He can help determine if a person
is dealing with postpartum depres-
sion after the birth of a baby and
get the mother help.
"Our whole goal, our mission,
is to ensure expectant mothers get
prenatal care and deliver healthy
babies," Mrs. Begin said. She said
$56,000 went to help a lot of preg-
nant women through the health
department this year, many in
migrant homes. She addressed the
continuing need for assistance to
teens and women at risk in the
community and asked for more
people to become informed and
get involved.
For more information about the
Healthy Start program or to donate,
call (863) 462-5877.


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Kiwanis Club supports


worldwide reading program


Flag
The American Red Cross flag is flown during a ceremony at the Labor Day Rodeo.


- 4' -
Special to the Okeechobee News
Celebrity Gorilla visits Mrs. Mayes fourth grade class at Grace Christian Schools.


Grace Christian Schools has


successful annual fundraiser


By Angel Conlon, sixth grade
Special to the Okeechobee News
Every year, a month into school,
Grace Christian Schools has an
annual fundraiser by selling Christ-
mas cards, wrapping paper, and
even things from around the house
or for kids.
Every year, when they have
fundraisers, the money goes
toward something different.
We can't forget to .honor the top
selling : students who,. get the
money., The following-wihners will
get a Happy Meal: In K4, we have
Cassidy Bergen, Kyrsta Burton,
Michael Chillelmi, Sebastian Dyals,
Mariah Good, Steven Perera, Lane
Robbins, and Zachary Whitaker.
For K5, the winners are India
Coons, Justin Drawdy, Ashley Han-
cock, Jakob Nelson, Josiah Smith,
and Destani Whaley.
The following lucky winners
will get lunch on campus with the


principal. For first grade, the win-
ners are Riylie Norton, Jared
Pearce, Heather Whitehead, John
Wilcox and Maliah Wright. The
second grade winners are Robert
Blitch, Kayla Caves, Kearstin Dor-
rance, Dillon Grillo, Ian Kelly, Ross
Laskey, Justin Murphey, and Traile
Robbins. The winners in third
grade -are Hunter Boshell, Jessica
Drawdy, G.W Jarriel, Cali Pearce,
Johnny Ramos, Zeke Vega, and
Christian White. The fourth grade
class winners are: Savanna Goff,
Lance Nipper (Lance also won a
14.5-foot stuffed snake), and Ben
White. The fifth grade winners are
Alex Heatley,. Brooke McCrary,
Emily Murrow, Tyler Nelson, Wes-
ley Nemitz and Tanner Under-
wood.
The sixth through twelfth grade
winners get lunch at the Golden
Corral with our Principal, Mr.
Ogden. The winners for sixth
through eighth grade are Kayla


Bass, Angel Conlon, Tommie Jack-
son, Sebastian Kelley, and Paige
McCrary. The ninth through twelfth
winners are Ashley Hickox, Taylor
Jones, Trevor Keezer, Justin Nel-
son, and Sheldon Woodham.
The prizes
The class that sold the most
items on any particular day got a
special visit by the Celebrity Gorilla.
The fundraiser ended September 8,
and the items will be delivered in
early November. After all the
money has been turned in, it will
be decided who will be the first
place winner ($100), second place
winner ($75), and third place win-
ner ($50).
The students at Grace Christian
Schools would like to thank the
community for supporting us and
our school by ordering items. Our
Oext fundraiser for the students will
be in the spring of 2006.


Special to Okeechobee News/American Red Cross
Rodeo fans donate
Debbie Riddle branch manager of the American Red Cross collects money from the fans
in the stands during the Labor Day Rodeo.


Obituary


Cheryl Foster-Eddings
Cheryl Foster-Eddings, age 56,
of Okeechobee, died Aug. 12,
2005, at her residence. She was
born in Fargo, N.D. and lived in
Okeechobee County for the last
-14 years.
She was baptized and con-
firmed at Immanuel Lutheran
Church in Fargo, N.D. She
received her associate's degree in
accounting from Moorehead
State University in Moorhead,
Minn. and was an accountant for
several businesses in Okee-
chobee and Fort Pierce.
Survivors include: husband,
James P. (Phil) Eddings; children,
Sara (Michael) Goza of Atlanta,
Ga., Thomas Milstead of Orlando,
Ali (Bart) Burk of Houston, Texas;
siblings, Elaine (Arlan) Mueller of
Minnesota, Diane (Gary) Olson of
N.D., Donald (Mary) Mundal of
Calif. and Frank Roberts of Indi-
ana. Mrs. Eddings was also


blessed with six step-children
and 15 grandchildren.
Private services were held at
her residence and any memorial


contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E.
Fourth Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da 34974.


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By D. Hamilton
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Kiwanis Club members lis-
tened at Thursday's club meet-
ing as guest speaker, Mary Hur-
ley thanked them for their
continued support of the Read-
ing is Fundamental (RIF) pro-
gram. Mrs. Hurley received a
check from Kiwanis Club for
more than $4,000 to support the
program.
Mrs. Hurley, who is the assis-
tant superintendent of schools
over curriculum, told club mem-
bers that through their generosi-
ty over 10,000 books were put
into the hands of more than
3,400 children locally last year.
In addition, she reminded every-
one that they are part of an
organization which supports
programs having put more than
17 million books into the hands
of more than 5 million school
children worldwide.
Mrs. Hurley informed club
members that the program was
initially started in 1966 by a for-
mer teacher in Washington, D.C.
and later was mostly funded by
the Department of Education in
1975 after congress passed a bill
for the annual funding. The pro-
gram is also funded by local
school districts, clubs and
organizations such as Kiwanis
Club who has made RIF one of
their regular community proj-
ects. Continuing, the guest
speaker told Kiwanians that fed-
eral matching funds for the pro-
gram are based on the number
of free and reduced lunches in
the district. However, each and
every child is entitled to a book
of their choice.
Mrs. Hurley stated that the
Scholastic Book Company is the
main book provider for the pro-
gram having a reasonable pric-
ing level and 'bundling books'
which would be of interest to
grade school aged children.
To conclude her guest speaker
spotlight on the RIF program, Mrs.
Hurley described to club mem-
bers. how they can help to elimi-
nate illiteracy and charged mem-
bers with the duty of volunteering
to read to a child or to a group of
children, noting that the month of
Nov is 'Child Book Month'.
In other Kiwanis Club busi-
ness:
Ms. Cindy Miller from Mar-


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support of the Reading is Fundamental program. Mrs. Hurley
was the guest speaker at Thursday's club meeting in which
she expressed her gratitude for the clubs' effort in continu-
ing its' support for the program.


tin County Kiwanis Club spoke
to club members during
announcements about her
upcoming election campaign for
Kiwanis Club Lt. Governor for
the 2006-2007 term.
Kiwanis Club members
were reminded about Farm City
Day at KOA campground on


Nov. 10. Contact Wendy Wood-
man at KOA regarding questions
or concerns about the event at
(863) 763-0231.
Kiwanis Club meetings are
held every Thursday at noon at
the Village Square Restaurant
located at 301 W. South Park
Street.


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BARKING DOGS: This is directed to the person or persons in Quail .. I I i
Acres who allow their dogs to run loose day and night. I would like to
warn you that because they have become a nuisance by causing other 1I.j.i
dogs to consistently bark throughout the night that animal control will
be called no later than next Monday if you have not corralled your dogs
before then. Other dog owners in the area respect their neighbors by I
keeping them in a kennel or in a fenced back yard. So please have the' T
courtesy to do the same for them.T

DOOMED: Is it too late to stop the show? The damage is done. Not ,'
only the hurricanes, but the days are getting shorter and shorter and
shorter. Soon there won't be any more daylight. Are we doomed?

DEVELOPMENT: I am just calling about.the lady who went to their
commissioner about the houses being built in Okeechobee. I agree T t
with her. We need to-wake up and stop this from happening in Okee-
chobee. We're going to look like Palm Beach. It is going to make our
town terrible. I want Okeechobee to stay the beautiful place that it is.
We need to stop all this development from coming. It's time to save
our town.

CODE ENFORCEMENT: I couldn't agree more with the article on
code enforcement. The violations are very obvious. Since we do have
restrictions that would keep Dixie Ranch Acres looking good, violators
need to come into compliance. Code enforcement does get results
and has the authority to enforce the code. I hope they will help.in this Looking Back...
situation. oo i g c ...
Mr. Nails and Mrs. Paul showing their rewards for their can
GAS SAVINGS: I would like to add a couple comments about gas area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the C
saving. I found that if you add from 3 to 5 pounds of air to your tires you them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and infoi
may not have the real soft drive you used to have but it isn't that ou have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Oke
uncomfortable. Your car rolls much easier on firmer tires. When you you haveanyoldphotos of the Okeechoee area or of Oke
are driving where there are stop lights, and you see the light turn red, office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you
get your foot off the gas. There is no sense of driving up there at top photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.
speed and then slamming on your brakes to stop. You save some
brakes and save some gas. When you see the light turn red, let her
coast a while.

BYPASS SUPPORT GROUP: I was wondering if there was a support Upcom ing Events
group in town for people who have had gastric bypass surgery. There
used to be one. If there is one, perhaps they could put a notice in the
paper in the community events so people who would like to talk to
someone who had the similar surgery could be in contact with some- Friday
one with similar problems. Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All per-
BLACK OUT: In Los Angeles a worker cut an electrical line causing sons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a.
a black out and I wonder how long it will take Pelosi, Kennedy, Boxer part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about.
and all thoseother liberal Democrats to blame President Bush for this. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance every
Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, located at S.E.
NOT NOTICEABLE: It really is strange that we go by the junkyard Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6
two to three times a week and it's been there for many, many years for guests. For information, call Fran at382-6978 or Juanaat 471-9795.
and it something we haven't even noticed until people came here and A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
started complaining. If you're watching the road like you're supposed N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
to when you're driving, you don't really notice it. I was by there yester- A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
day and he is cleaning up the place. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held on the
FUNDING FOR LEVEES: I just want to remind everyone that George third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441
FUNDING FOR LEVEES: I just want to remind everyone that George S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at noon. Women should
W. Bush, two months before Hurricane Katrina, cut a bunch of money bring business cards and information to promote their business. The meet-
that was going to repair the levees. If he hadn't done that maybe, they ing provides networking opportunities for women in business and is open to
could have withstood a hurricane' that was str6fnger th'S a category the public. No membership is required. For information, contact Robin Del-
three. Because of his act, we had a bunch of people die gado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjurylawyer.com. '

NEEDING HELP: I have to appeal to the public on a personal mat- Saturday
ter. I have no pride left and I accept defeat. My child needs more than Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers will meet
what I can give her. I deeply grieve in my failure. My family is desperate at the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott
for peace. My child has fits of rage that she refuses to control. Please Ave., at 7 a.m. Construction work will be at Habitat work site in an adjoining
help me save my child and family. If anyone responds, I will call you. county. Wear comfortable clothes suitable for working. Call (863) 357-1371
Just leave your number with the newspaper. I need someone motivat- for information.
ed, with a love for children and a will to be strong when that child tries isDual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, which
ed, with a love for children and a will to be strong when that child tes is located next to the driver's license office at 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-
to control and manipulate. I am a woman afraid and in a house with a help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other intoxicat-
time bomb. Believe me I've tried all other avenues, including the ing drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric illness. It's
police and social workers. I love her but I can't live this way any longer, an open discussion group. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
I cry constantly. I feel so bad and lonely because no one can help me. A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.

Community Events Sunday
Com m unity Events A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
Gospel Lighthouse will meet Monday
A newly-formed congregation, The Gospel Lighthouse, will meet Okeechobee Senior.Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Christian 7th Day Baptist Church, 914 Presbyterian Church, 312 North ParrottAve. Everyone who enjoys singing is
N.W Park St. There will be old camp meeting style of preaching, praying invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an appearance, con-
and singing. For information, contact Reverend Elma J. Hampton at tact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
(863) 357-0455. The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98 N.
Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting. The
Free pregnancy tests offered dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For informa-
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organi- tion, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organi- hobee Christian Cycles will meet at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S.
zation, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and Parrott Ave. at 6:30 p.m. For information, contact Gene Roddenberry at
women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer (863) 610-1841 or (863) 634-1723 or Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and absti-
nence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues- Tuesday
days and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If you St., at8 p.m.
would like more information on this or set an appointment for a free Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859;' Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
______~_____________ finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-

0 I C 0 The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Registration is
Our Purpose. 20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information.
The kechbee is published b Independent New e 1 F a Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
The Okeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Flonda Rotary Club of.Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Independent is owned by a unique trust ahat enables this newspaper o pur- Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are
sue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of Ihe community Since no invited. For information, contactBill Bartlettat (863) 467-4663.
dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below invited. For information, contact ar at (83)67463
industry standards All aher-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
mission of journalistic service commitment to the ideals of the First Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For information, call
Amendment of the U S. Conshtitution, and support of the community's deliber- (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
ation of public issues The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
We P ledge. Adertisg Direo Jy mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
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To operate tns newspaper as a News Editor: Eric K Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member is
puDI.c trust KOcOpp welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
To help our community become a National Advertising: Joy Parrish Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
better place to live ana work. p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
through our dedication to consc- Office Manager: Karmen Brown Everyone is invited.
erliousi journalism. iru ,* ,. Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
To provide he information citizens Circulation Manager: Janet Madray Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone is
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Community Events


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. 16. The yard sales help support the chil-
dren. The yard sales will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Usable
donations are always accepted. Donated items should be taken to
the ranch since pick-up service is not available. For information, call
Rosie (863) 763-4242.
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 1.1:30 a.m.., followed by lunch at noon.
Participants are asked to bring brochures, flyer,pd giveaway items.
Also bring a friend, associate or neighbor to experience friendship
networking. For information, contact Robin Delgado at www.flain-
jurylawyer.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 Freshman Cam-
pus. 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 a bounce house,
bake sale, car wash and more. All donations will be given to the Red
Cross. For more information, call Teresa Chandler at (863) 467-9219.
The Savannas are talk show topic
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 educating 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 Sat-
urday, Sept. 17, and will be starting a boating safety and seamanship
program on Thursday, Sept. 29. Learn to get more out of your GPS
equipment and enhance your boating experience. The course is also
a must for anyone considering buying new GPS equipment for their
boat. The boating safety and seamanship program will teach you to
outfit your boat safely and be in compliance with the rules. You will
learn the boating rules of the road. Pickup tips on trailering and using
your boat safely and efficiently. The last program was packed with
people from 12 to over 60 years in age. Seating is limited. Times for
both programs will be announced soon; but seating is limited. Call
(863) 467-3085 for information or to pre-register.
Seminole Elementary council to meet
The Seminole Elementary School Advisory Council will meet
Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m. in the media center. The public is invited.
La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tenur su junta del Consejo
Consultivo para la escuela, martes, el 20 de septiembre, 2005 a las 4
p.m., van a juntar en el biblioteca. Todo el public estan envitados de
asistir.
Mobile medical unit accepting donations
Over-the-counter medical donations are being taken for Hurri-
cane Katrina victims in Mississippi. His Great Commission, a mobile
medical unit, will be receiving donations until Sept. 23. Clothing will
not be accepted, only medical and first aid supplies. To donate, con-
tact Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.

Interaction Bible study planned
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 417 N.W. Sixth St., will be
hosting an interaction Bible study presented by the Bible-based tele-
vision show "It is Written". The study will be held Sept. 23-27 from 7
until 8:30 p.m. each evening. For information, call (863) 763-59.96 or
(863) 763-0763.
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. Lunches can also be delivered upon request. For information,
call (863) 763-3421, ext. 150.






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Taking part
Members of the Okeechobee Bar Association have been volunteering their time assem-
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La. Bar Association President, Elizabeth Maxwell (left) and two paralegals, Jennifer Mon-
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from other association member offices.


Rotary old and new
Rotary Club welcomed two new members to Tuesday's club meeting. Long-time club
member soon to celebrate 50 years as a Rotarian, John Ed Burdeshaw (center) gave
Rotary Club pins to the club's newest members, Ari Keith and Eduardo Maldonado,

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THIS YEAR'S PROPOSED TAX LEVY .. .$2,096,819.00


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SEPTEMBER 20, 2005

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A FINAL DECISION ON THE

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THE BUDGET WILL BE MADE AT THIS

HEARING.


CITY OF OKEECHOBEE FISCAL YEAR 2005 2006
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF CITY OF OKEECHOBEE ARE 9% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES


VILLAGE PER $1,000
GENERAL FUND


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AD VALOREM TAXES .7.1899
CAPITAL LEASE PROCEEDS
OTHER TAXES (INS. PREM. UTILITY, FRANCHISE LICENSE)
INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVENUE
CHARGES FOR: CURRENT SERVICES
FINES, FORFEITURES AND PENALTIES
USES OF MONEY AND PROPERTY
OTHER REVENUES
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OPERATING TRANSFER-IN
FUND BALANCEIAND TRANSFER-IN RESERVES
TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES

EXPENDITURES / EXPENSES
LEGISLATIVE
EXECUTIVE
CITY CLERK
FINANCIAL SERVICES
LEGAL COUNSEL
GENERAL GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES
LAW ENFORCEMENT
FIRE PROTECTION
TRANSPORTATION
CAPITAL PROJECT -VEHICLES
LAW ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL FUND
CDBG GRANT FUND
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT/ECONOMIC DEV. GRANT
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
OPERATING TRANSFER-OUT
FUND BALANCE/AND TRANSFER-IN RESERVES
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES & RESERVES


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FUND FUND,

$1,991,978

$1,210,412 $467,621
$1,268,282 $66,772
$440,800
$26,782
$60,600 $10,000
$32,028
$5,030,882 $544,393

$5,132,603 $407,593


$10,163,485


$128,795
$149,552
$162,763
$196,295
$80,450
$500,889
$1,597,373
$1,109,027
$968,469




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$85,000
$5,184,872
$10,163,485


$951,986


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LAW ENFORCE-
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CDBG GRANT
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$901,014
$85,000

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$6,434


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$128,119


$600,000


$600,000


$600,000


$430,000


$986,014


$430,000
$521,986
$951,986


$986,014

$986,014


$6,434


$6,434

$6,434


$128,119

$128,119

$128,119


$600,000
$600,000

$600,000


TOTAL
BUDGET

$1,991,978
$467,592
$1,678,033
$1,940,581
$440,800
$26,782
$70,625
$465,450
$7,081,841
$85,000
$5,669,197
$12,836,038


$128,795
$149,552
$162,763
$196,295
$80,450
$500,889
$1,597,373
$1,109,027
$1,398,469
$986,014
$6,434
$128,119
$600,000
$7,044,180
$85,000
$5,706,858
$12,836,038


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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Cheering on the team
The Okeechobee Freshman Campus Maverick cheerleaders led the student body of OFC
in cheering on their football team before they went into battle with the junior varsity team
from Martin County High School.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
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game faces at the pep rally Thursday afternoon at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus
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split prior to the school's pep rally Thursday afternoon.
The student body was gearing up for a game against the
junior varsity team of Martin County High School.


Volleyball

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9th in state
The Florida Sports Writers Asso-
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on Thursday ranked the Lady Brah-
mans ninth;in the state in Class 4-A
volleyball.
The Lady Brahmans showed why
they have received this ranking with
another win Wednesday evening
over Conference. rival John Carroll
High School in Ft. Pierce: 14-25, 25-
19, 25-15 and 25-13. This brings the
Lady Brahmans' record to 9-2.
Junior outside hitters Kelley
Smiley and Tierra Allen paced the
Brahman attack with 13 kills each.
Katie Bryan contributed nine kills
and four blocks. Senior setter
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and nine service points. Junior
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and eight service points.
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Criminals beware!
Zackary Stripling was helping McGruff the Crime Dog
take a bite out of crime on Saturday at an American Red
Cross fundraiser sponsored by Eddie Accardi Jeep
Chrysler Dodge. Members of the Citizens' Observation
Patrol were also on hand to fingerprint children.


Community Events

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 infor-
mation regarding services for children and their families. The guest
speaker will be Connie Ribakoff, for the TATS Program, and Dr. Moll.
The public 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 par-
ticipation in ordering cakes, fudge, puddings, etc Proceeds from the
sale will help finance the beginning of a new youth facility. Order
forms have been placed at different businesses so that the church
can fill the orders. For information, call (863) 763-7227 or (863) 763-
4654. Orders will be taken until the end of September.
Farm Bureau plans annual dinner
The Okeechobee County Farm Bureau is hosting their annual
membership meeting/dinner on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 4 until 7 p.m.
at Quail Creek Plantation on Highway 68 E. The event Will-be a fami-
ly fun day with music, games, bounce house for the kids, sporting
clays and entertainment for all ages. Members are being asked to
bring a covered dish, a vegetable, salad or a dessert. The Okee-
chobee County Farm Bureau will provide meat and drinks. Please
R.S.V.P. to Charlene or Lisa by Sept. 26, by calling the Farm Bureau
office at (863) 763-3101.
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 gar-
den center. It will begin at 9 a.m. All proceeds will go to benefit vic-
tims of Hurricane 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 representatives will be at the R.O.C., 310 S.W. Fifth St., on
Oct. 1 and Oct. 3. On Oct. 1 they will be at the R.O.C. from 10 a.m.
until 1 p.m. On Oct. 3, they will be there from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Applications to become a homeowner must be turned in by Nov. 1,
between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. For information, call (863) 357-
1371. Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County is located at
2825 S.W. Third Terrace.
Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale sponsored
by Xi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is sched-
uled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Proceeds
from this fundraiser 'are used throughout the year for community
projects. Past proceeds have been used to purchase canned goods
and blankets for the Sun Room, Avon Park Church Service Center,
scholarships and donations to the juvenile diabetes fund. Vendor
applications are now being accepted. Contact Linda Dalke, 1608
Booth Drive, in Sebring; or, call Lynn Cloud at (863) 382-4487 or
,(863) 381-5680.
St. Theresa's will host Sunday school
The St Theresa Catholic Church Buckhead Ridge Sunday School
(CCD) will begin Oct 2. Please call Ann at (863) 467-1516 or Fr. Dan
at the Parish Office (863) 946-0696, for information.




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103 NW 5th St. Okeechobee
Dr. Brenda Garma PhD, LMHC
and
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Board Certified Sex Therapists
(863) 763-5848
www.drgarma.com


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Care Center
230 S. Barfield Hwy.
Pahokee, FL 33476-1834
Phone: (561) 924-5561
Fax: (561) 924-9466
Email:
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Okeechobee, FL 34972
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 16,
through Thursday, Sept. 22, 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 II "Transporter 2" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Just Like Heaven"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center, located
at 726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for
migrant children and children
with disabilities in our Head Start
Program. We believe all children
can benefit from receiving educa-
tional, health and social services
offered by the program. We serve
children 6 weeks to 5 years. To
qualify the family must have
migrated in the past 24 months,
worked in agriculture and their
primary income must come from
agriculture. We encourage fami-
lies of children with disabilities to
apply. For information, call (863)
467-0702 and ask for Sylvia, Ella
or Page.
El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave.
esta aceptando aplicacions para
ninos de families migrants y
ninos incapacidados. En nustro
program nostros creemos que
los ninos se beneficial en cuando
reciven services de education,
salud y services socials que nus-
tro program ofrece. Servimos
ninos de 6 semans a 5 anos. Para
cualificar la familiar deve de ver
salido del condado 0 estado en
los ulitimo 24 mess y trabajado en
agriculture. Con el ingreso de la
familiar de trabajo de agriculture.
Animamros que las families con
ninos incapacidados aplican. Para
mas information por favor de Ila-
mar al (863)467-0702 Y ablar. con
Sylvia 0 Zila.
Redirection Center
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would
like to teach others? Do you
belong to a civic organization or
religious organization and would
like to spread the word? If you
answered yes to -any of these
questions, please contact Tom
Jones or Karin Aldridge at Okee-
chobee Redirection Center, (863)
357-5905. We are looking for vol-
unteers to work a few hours a
month with committed youth.
Need help paying for quality
child care?
Volunteers sought
for mediation program
If you have time on your
hands and want to work within
the court system try the media-
tion program. The Nineteenth
Judicial Circuit mediation pro-
gram is looking for volunteers
that would like to become a
mediator for the courts. All
mediators are court appointed,
trained and certified by the
Supreme Court of Florida. If you
would be interested in volun-
teering and want more informa-
tion on the program, call Andrea
Bemenderfer at (561) 871-5305.
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items, and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-


ances, tools as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at (863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.
Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards program.
The property does not have to be
for sale and is open to residential
and commercial property
throughout the county. For infor-
mation or to obtain entry forms,
contact Dale Ann Watford, secre-
tarv of the Board at (863) 634-
7311 or (863) 763-8222.


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CEMETERY LOT- In First Edi-
tion to Evergreen Cemetery,
$500 (352)493-0440 .


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/Util Trlr & 717 X
Trak John Deere mower
missing from Jefferson Ave
ir0 Immokalee on 9/6 call Ar-
mando (239)657-5719 or
(239)243-2213.
BOXER- male, rust/white, 6yrs
old, purple collar, vic of
SR70 & 80th Ave. Little girl
misses (863)824-0800.
DOG- Female Beagle, Black.
white & brown approx 2Olbs
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


CHILDS PLAYHOUSE- 8x10,
5 1/2' tall, you must haul.
(863)467-1574.
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
HUSKY DOGS- Male & Fe-
male, Free To Good Home!
(863)357-2494
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS,
Male & Female. Approx. 1 yr.
old. No papers. 1 Home great!
Ah ini pra.i. (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
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(863)635-4690.


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OKEECHOBEE, Thurs., 9/15,
Fri., 9/16 & Sat., 9/17,
3124 SE 35th Ave., antiques,
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230






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

CABLE
* ARFOREMAN
* AR LINEMAN
* UG FOREMAN
* UGLABORERS
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
DAIRY FOREMAN:
Exp./Bilingual Preferred
House, Phone, Lights
Provided. Call
634-1758 or 634-1756


CHILDREN'S
NURSERY WORKERS
First United Methodist
Church of Okeechobee
is seeking caring and
qualified Nursery
Workers. Please
contact the Church
Office, (863)763-'4021
CLEAN UP
WORKERS NEEDED
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
863-763-5586

' CONSTRUCTION
' WORKERS
IExp. workers needed for
I Petroleum Industry
I Pipe Fitters
,Equipment Operators
"Electrician's Helpers
ILaborers & Helpers
I Only serious, self motivated
I need apply. Clean driving *
record. Weekly travel req'd
S inFla. DFWP, 401K,
I Paid Holidays/Vacation
I Wilson's Petroleum Equip |
I 772-468-3689
COUNTER HELP
Female Preferred
Full time position
(863)357-2431
HARVESTING COMPANY
Looking for a Harvesting
Supervisor. Experienced in
Fresh Fruit preferred.
Interested please fax resume
to 239-369-2267
Exp. Plumbers Wanted, apply
inperson. No Phone Calls
Echols Plumbing 2232 NW
32nd Dr. Facing Shenanigans
Restaurant off Hwy 98 North
GOLF MAINTENANCE
FULL TIME POSITION
Needed For Local RV Park
Call 863-467-5774
HARVESTING COMPANY
Looking for a Mechanic.
Interested please fax resume
to 239-369-2267



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experience. Class A preferred but will train the
right candidate. Competitive starting wages w/
great benefits package.
Apply in person at:
710 NE 5th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL


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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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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
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FL (Pop. 37,236)
The Okeechobee Utility Authority is a regional
utility authority serving 8,425 customers with
county-wide jurisdiction in Okeechobee County
and a portion of Glades County. The Authority was
created in 1995 and is governed by an Authority
Board to whom the Executive Director reports. The
Okeechobee Utility Authority is an EOE/Drug Free
Workplace.
The position is responsible for:
1. Planning, organizing, directing, coordinating
and evaluating the work of staff engaged in the op-
eration & maintenance of water and sewer plants
and related facilities;
2. Coordinating and participating in the design &
construction of water and sewer projects, utilizing
the services of professional consultants when
necessary;
3. Monitoring system operation and costs to
achieve greatest economy and provide most effi-
cient service to customers;
4. Preparation of tentative budget;
5. Formulating long-range plans & cost estimates
relating to future development of water & sewer
facilities;
6. Making recommendations for Authority Board
discussion and action; and
7, Implementing Authority Board directives and
policy.
Philosophy and Experience: Successful candidate
will bring progressively responsible supervisory
and managerial experience to the table in addition
to a team-oriented, user-friendly management phi-
losophy.
Education: Prefer graduation from a four year col-
lege or university with major course work or
equivalent in public administration, engineering or
business.
Salary: Negotiable depending upon qualifications,
Applications: Although resumes are encouraged, a
standard Okeechobee Utility Authority employment
application and information release form must be
completed and mailed to:

OUA Executive Director Search
Conely & Conely, RA., P.O. Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, FL 34973-1367
Required application forms can be
downloaded at www.co.okeechobee.fl.us


DRIVER NEEDED


Class A CDL Required.


Benefits Available.
Apply @
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Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Good Benefits
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Apply in person after 11:00am
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Okeechobee, FL








LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat. Call
(863)946-1742 for more info.

MASONS/LABORERS
AND FORM SETTERS
Needed Immediately
Call 561-845-7233
Cell 561-722-9651

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classifieds and make
your clean up a breeze



CNA.LPNorRN
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



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 P/T
Must be computer literate and
able to perform general office
duties. Saturday & Sundays
Call Jodie at 763-5593 or
e-mail resume/information to
walpole(@earthlinknet
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.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




A CASH COW! 90 VENDING
MACHINE UNITS/ 30 LOCA-
TIONS ENTIRE BUSINESS -
$10,670 HURRY!
(800)836-3464 #802428.

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true, chances are that it is.
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these pages, we advise that
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you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
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Services

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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



HORSE SHOEING
S$25 For Trimming.
$70 ForShoes.
Call Mauro"
(863)532-0090
'7 Days A Week. 2


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




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


ANTIQUE PIANO- Turn of the
Century, have appraisal,
beautiful, moving must sell,'
$2000 neg. (863)983-1654.


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KITCHEN SINK w/faucet, old,
cast iron, $25.
(863)763-6901
SEW MACHINES (3)- Antique,
need some work, $125
takes all (863)467-1574.
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
(863)639-7987
WASHER/DRYER, Maytag,
good condition, $150.
(863)467-1547 or
(863)532-9700.


BIKE, 3 Wheel, very good
cond. also 2 wheel Schwinn
Bike. $ 150 for both or will
separate. (573)517-2577



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



METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
RV PORT- Storm damaged,
20x40 plenty of material to
make 20x10' $1100
(863)467-4328
TENT FRAME PIPE, 12x20
tent, $20. (863)763-6901


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


BABY PAGEANT DRESS-
brand new, never worn, size
12mos., asking $30.
(863)763-3963.
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



COMPAQ LAPTOP 477- All ac-
cess, Window XP, Leather
carrying bag. Exc cond.
$350 neg. 863-467-5616
COMPUTER, complete, every-
thing you need to get started,
whole unit, works great,
$150. (863)467-68051


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 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, Match-
ing set. Multi Colored. $150
(863)634-0716


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DINETTE SET & sleeper sofa,
2 gIs end this & 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
print, 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, BOXSPRING &
FRAME, King Size, $300.
(863)801-3412
SOFA, Hide A Bed, good con-
dition, $150. (863)983-4743
SOFA, LS,CHAIR- Clean, ask-
ing $350. (863)763-5741
TABLE w/ 6 Chairs & 1 leaf.
Very good condition. $100.
(863)357-4188



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350'or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART EZ Go electric,
'04 Freedom SE series. Like
new, only driven twice. Many
xtres $3,795 (561)818-1482


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



POWER CHAIR- Golden Alant'e
New, still have manual/war-
ranty Pd $6000 asking
$1200 neg 863-634-9620
TREADMILL- Works great.
$75. Call Jon @
(863)697-8332
WEIGHT SET, Universal: In-
cludes Bench Press & Lower
Body Work Out. Asking $325
neg. (863)675-491,2


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.


DRIVE ON RAMP- You disas-
semble & move $200.
(863)467-4328 -
GARDEN TUB- Large, Perfect
for a corner spot. Fiberglass,
excellent condition. Call
(863)697-6507 Leave msg
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) 47-2130.
WebTV Internate Terminal,
Battery operated keyboard &
Electric keyboard $50.
(863)467-2639
MusHHHH

BASS GUITAR- New Tradition
5 string, Pearl white, Brand
new $250. 954-275-8111 or
(863)357-1576
ORGAN Hammond, double
keyboard. Pd over $4000
asking $100 (863)675-0235


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
BIRD FEEDER, including pole
& screw in support, $7.50.
(863)763-2935
BLACK SILKIE CHICKS, $5
each. (863)675-6214
BOSTON TERRIER- 1 1/2
years old. $200.
(863)697-3346
BOXER/PITBULL MIX-Female,
8mos, needs family without
small pets. Loves kids, very
alert $100 (863)763-2749
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.
RED HEALER- 2 years old
Full blooded, no papers $100
call anytime (863)697-3346
WANTED AKC STUD- Brittany,
orVizsla, (305)281-7264.
YORKIPOO PUPS- tiny, abso-
lutely adorable, 8 wks,
shots, $600 cash only
(863)357-0037.



HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1999.
(863)983-7751
POOL 31/ x 161/ in good
condition w/ all accessories.
Practically new. $100
(863)763-4512


GOLF CART- Yamaha, '96,
Gas, Excellent condition.
$1500 or best offer
(863)357-1577
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


GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate w/wheel kit installed,
10 HP 5000 watt, 120/240v
$450 FIRM (863)763-4297

Agriculture



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


LeBelle- '80, Vougue, 14'x60'
has roof over, Zone II Free de-
livery Set up & permits extra
$6000 (863)-675-5000
Mobile Home, 2BR, Fla. room
w/attached laundry room,
carport, storage shed, incl.
all appl's, plus microwave &
misc. furn., 9 mi. west of
Okeechobee. (863)467-9101
Mobile Home, w/attached Fla.
room, must be removed
from park, may be seen at
Taylor Creek Lodge, Lot #6,
3865 SE 27th Way, Okee-
chobee. Best Offer. Call
Kenny 863-357-7309 or
904-504-0282 or
618-655-0312 for appt. to
view and/or bids.
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106


TENNESSEE FAINTING
GOATS- $100 call evenings
(863)675-4098 La Belle
area.


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos
Townhouses Rent6920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



Eagle Bay, 3/2, nice home
quiet street, SW section,
fenced yard, 1st, last, sec.
$1400 mo. (863)634-7296
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.
Call (561)762-7660
Okeechobee's Nicest! New
1&2 BR homes-waterfront,
clean & quiet, from $700.
(772)215-0010/215-2757


BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Quiet
area, 2/2, Lake access,
$575, 1/2 util, Sec Dep, Refs
Req (561)763-4800 leave
msg.
LAKEPORT Full house priv.
W/D. $100 wkly. Utilities incl.
References required. Female
preferred. (863)9,46-0371

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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 105
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1030



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
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & NA/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


OKEECHOBEE- For sale by
owner/agent, 3br, 2ba, block
home, w/lake access,
$225;000, (863)634-5792.

Mobile Homes



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



BHR,2BR,2BADoublewide,
c/a, no pets. $600 mo yearly
lease, $1000 sec.
(863)763-4031



MOBILE HOME 2 Bdrm.
Fenced yard. Front porch.
Close to town. $700 rmo.
Call (863)634-3451.
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


HONDA 350X- 3 Wheeler, '86,
$1200 or best offer.
(863)357-1577
JEEP, '68, Mud Buggy, V6, 3
spd, new clutch pkg., runs
ood, lifted 36 in. tires,
600. (863)634-7977
MANCO 90 cc '03 runs great
like new, lyr warranty remain-
ing. $1000 (863)357-7566
SUZUKI 4 WHEELER- Ozark,
'03, 250cc, Nearly new,
Good tires, Must sell $2200.
(863)357-2494
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


New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106


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
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266

Recreation



Boats 3l005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 202C,'
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 30'



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
BASS TRACKER '89, 16Ft., 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 TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $175.
863-674-1105.
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 -
MONARCH ALUM BOAT, 15'-
Front platform 30HP Evin-
rude, tiller trlr, $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, trir like new, $6500.
(954)868-6518.
REINELL- 24' Cabin Cruiser,
305 Mer, I/O, 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 & trlr,
$1800. (863)467-8038
WAHOO- 19', Center console,
150hp Mariner, Aluminum
trailer, GPS & depth finder.
$9800. (863)467-9298


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.
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classifieds


GAS SCOOTER- stand up,
good condition, $125 or best
offer (863)228-2828
SUPER POCKET YAMAHA R6
replica, practically brand new,
with all stickers $700 or best
offer (863)464-0542 p
YUMBO CRUISER, only 50
miles, 200cc, good beginner
bike, $2500. (863)801-5353
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classified



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


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.


CHEVY 3/4 TON PlIKUR '86,
new motor, runs 5ood, good
body, parts only, no title,
3900. (863)673-6738
DODGE -F:M T -: I :
Tool box, bed!I;:, 5 spd.
easy on gas, S1250.
(863)447-2130
FORD F100 1974, 2 wd.
$1200 or Trade.
(863)675-4697


Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




DIXON- Zero turn, 38" cut,
Great shape. new tires, $700
or best offer. d63)467-5616
LAWN MOWER Poulan Pro,
17h/p Briggs & Stratton eng.
garage kept $1150 or best
offer (863)467-0987
RIDING MOWER, Snapper, In-
dustrial Model. 11 hp. 32" cut.
$300 (863)763-0967
ROTOTILLER, Craftsman,
$200. (863)763-7358
ROYAL & QUEEN PALM
TREES- Gorgeous!! up to
18ft high, $400 for all will
sell separate (863)675-0104


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 4:
Vans 4



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
CHEVY MONTE CARLO, '96.
leather interior, cd player,
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-7646
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, $200
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.
Nissan Sentra, '94, runs good
with cold a/c, $2000 or best
(863)763-8286/801-3364



NISSAN STANZA 1985, good
work car, strong motor,
$1295 cash. (561)358-6307
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
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
TOYOTACOROLLA 1992, 4
Door, Auto., 4 cyl., A/C'
Rens excel lent. $1800 or
"best offer.'(T72)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.



FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4,
Runs needs work & paint job.
Plays hard in mud. Tough
truck $1500 (863)763-8725.


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



Chevy Dually 350, '84 nds
some bdy wrk, gd bed & 454.
eng. 400 turbo trans. Xtra gas
tank $2200 (863)697-8227
GMC, '88, w/eng. work,
18,280 gvwr, 24' waterproof
van body, w/attic, good tires,
$6700. (863)532-0079


CAMARO '85- Z28, good for
parts only, $250
(863)763-1370.
CAR HAULER 18', Dual axle.
New 20001b elec. winch, tie
downs & hitch. $850. or
best offer (863)763-3551,
CARBURETOR Holley, &
Chevy truck Rally Wheels (5)
$200 for all or will sep.
(863)634-0526
CHEVY PARTS Turbo 400
Trans, '69 Camaro Radiator,
like new. $200 both, will sep.
(863)634-0526
CONVERTIBLE BOWS- Fits
Jeep Wrangler '97 & up$60.
(863)675-4409
POSI TRACTION UNIT- with
gears, $300 or best offer
(863)467-8856.






Okeechobee News, Friday, September 16, 2005


FORD F100- '74, Ext cab,
Short bed, 460 C6 trans., 35"
tires $1500 Neg.
863-675-4697/239-494-2647
FORD F150 '81 Good 6 cyl.
engine, new trans. Good tires.
Sell whole or for parts. $300
(863)763-5067/763-0669
FORD F150 '88 Short bed,
power win/doors, dual fuel
tank, topper & cold a/c $2000
or best offer (863)675-4557
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
GMC- '89, 1 ton, Flatbed, King
cab, 6 wheel pull, 4x4,
$2500 (863)801-1666
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
The classifleds are the
most successful sales-
person in town.


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- 8x1 0,
open, like new, used once,
$850. (863)467-1547 or
(863)532-9700.
WELLS FARGO- Closed in with
loading ramp. $2000.
(863)801-1666


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 Cony. Van, '00, loaded
w/ captain's chairs, TV, VCR,
stereo & fold out couch.
$8000. (239)949-0738
FORD VANS 1989 & 1990
w/Wheel Chair Lifts. $3400 &
$3900. (863)946-2703
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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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will beheld at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on the 30th day of September 2005 at
10:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida statute
713.78 for unpaid towing and storage.
Year, Make, Model & Vin's as follows:
2003 Black Pontiac Grand AM
Vtn# l1G2NW12E83C129193
1993 Blue S-Series Saturn
Vin# 1G8ZK5571PZ220574
1986 Blue GMC S-15 Pickup Truck
Vin# 1CTBS14E2G8514099
1999 Green Dodge Caravan
Vin# 2B4FP2535XR192349
1985 Gray Dodge Ram Van
Viin#2B7HB23TOFK208416
Jon Boat
V in# 120842
1992 Gray Buick
Vin# 1G4AH54N2N6480932
1986 Gray Toyota Camry
Vin# JT2SV12E4G0451878
1986 Blue Chevrolet Nova
Vin # 1Y1SK6804GZ36212
1995 Burgundy Chevy S10-
Vin# 1GCS1443TK110320
1991 Blue Dodge Van
Vin# 2D4GH4532MR110542
2002 Silver Nissan Sentra
Vin# 3N1AB51D426716292
1993 White 4-door Cadillac
Vin# 1G6CD53B4P4320875
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
guarantees.
80653 ON 9/16/2005

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-194
IN RE: ESTATE OF
STANLEY J. BLASHAW,
a/k/a STANLEY BLASHAW,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been en-
tered in the Estate of STANLEY J. BLA-
SHAW a/k/a STANLEY BLASHAW,
Deceased, File Number 2005-CP-194,
by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 304 N.W. 2nd
Street, Room 101, Okeechobee, Flori-
da 34972; that the decedent's date of
death was December 5, 2004; that the
total value of the estate is $12,438.89;
that the names and addresses of those
to whom it has been assigned by such
order are:
JOAN ROUBIK, 6928 S. Lorraine rive,
Countryside, Illinois 60525
BEVERLY GUSTAFSON, 11856 Plum
Court, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
STANLEY J. BLASHAW, JR., 710 Pep-
perwood Trail, Stone Mountain, Geor-
gia 30087
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent oth-
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file their
claims within this court WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED,
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
notice is September 16, 2005.
Joan Roubik
Person Giving Notice
6928 S. Lorraine Drive
Countryside, II. 60525
CONELY & CONELY, RA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
863) 763-3825
By: TomW. Conely, ll
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for
Person Giving Notice
84638 ON 9/16,23/2005

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-200
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GENE ALAN HALL, SR.
/a GENE A. HALL.
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Ancillary Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINSTTHE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Ancillary Summary Administration has
been entered in the Estate of GENE
ALAN HALL, SR., a/W GENE A. HALL,
Deceased, File Number 2005-CP-200,
by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 304 N.W. 2nd
Street, Room 101, Okeechobee, Flori-
da.34972; that the decedents date of
death was January 21,2004; that the
total value of the estate is $5,000.00;
that the names and addresses of those
to whom it has been assigned by such
order are:
MARGIE L. HALL, 2115 Barrett Drive,
Gumming, Georgia 30040
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent oth-
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file their
claims within this court WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
notice Is September 16, 2005.
Margie L. Hall
Person Giving Notice
2115 Barrett drive
Gumming, Georgia 30040
CONELY &CONELY RPA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863) 763-3825
y: Tom W. Conely, Ill
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for .
Person Giving Notice
84641 ON 9/16,23/2005
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Notice of Public Hearing
Concerning Isuance of Bonds to Finance Multifamily
Residential Rental Developments
Notice is hereby given that the Florida Housing Finance Corporation ("Florionda Hous-
ing") will conduct a public hearing in accordance with the Tax Equity and Fiscal
Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA to which all interested persons are invited.
Date ad Time: October 5,205 at 10:00 AM (Tallahassee local time)
Place: The offices of Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough
Street, Suite 5000, Tallahassee, Flodda 32301
Purpose: To conduct a TEFRA hearing concerning the potential future issuance of
bonds by Florida Housing to finance the acquisition and construction of the fol-
lowing multifamily residential rental development in the aggregate face amount,
not to exceed the amount listed below:
Orange Blossom Apartments, 96-unit multmiiy residential rental development lo-
cated directly across from the intersection of SE 18th Terrace & SE 30th Street,
West of the point where SE 30th Street dead ends Into SE 18th Terrace, Okeecho-
bee, Okeechobee County, FL 34974. The prospective owner and operator of the
proposed development is Orange Blossom Apartments, Ltd., 2950 SW 27th Ave-
nue, Suite 200, Miami, lorida 33133, or such successor In interest in which Car-
lisle Development Group, LLC,.or an affiliate thereof, Is a managing member,
general partner and/or controlling stockholder. The prospective manager of the
proposed development is Carinle Property Management, Inc., 2950 SW 27th
Avenue, Site 200, Miami, Florida 33133. The total tax-exempt bond amount is
notto exceed $10,000,000:
All interested parties may present oral comments at the public TEFRA hearing or
submit written comments regarding the potential bond issuance for the develop-
ment being financed. Written comments should be received by Florida Housing
by 5:00pm (Tallahassee local time), October 4, 2005, and should be addressed
to the attention of David Westcott, Multifamily Bond Administrator. Any persons
desiring to present oral comments should appear at to hearing.
f requested in writing, a act-finding hearing will held in the county where the
property is located. When possile, the local hearing will be held before the for-
mal TEFRA hearing and comments received at the local hearing will be placed on
record atthe TEFRA hearing.
Any person requiring a special accommodation at this meeting because of a
disability or physical mpairment should contact David Westcott, Mutifamily Bond
Administrator, lorida Housing Finance Corporation at 850-488-4197 at least five
calendar days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing impaired, please contact
the Fnrida Housing using the Dual Party Relay System that can be reached at
1-800-955-8770 (Voice) and 1-800-955-771 (TOO).
Any person who decides to appeal 'oany decision made by Florida Housing with re-
spect to any matter considered at this earning, will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and fr such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings be made, which wil Include the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is based.
84950 ON 9/16/05

NOTICE OF MEETING
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
LICENSING BOARD
The Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board will hold a public
meeting on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 @ 3:30. The public meeting will be held al
the Okeechobee County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Forida. For more informa-
tion, contact Vickie Trexler at the Planning and Development Department, 44 N.W.
5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, (863) 763-5548.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to ,,, r,.i'. s i i ,,i,; ,.T r,,,
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensuig oaa wim lespeci
to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatirm
record of the proceedings is made and that the record Includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes
are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Department
Vickie Trexler, Secretary to Board
Okeechobee County Construction
Industry ULcensing board
84300 ON 9/16, 26/05


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gIN biNoice


Notice of Public Hearing
Concerning Issuance of Bonds to Finance Multifamily
Residential Rental Developments
Notice is hereby given that the Florida Housing Finance Corporation ("Florida Hous-
ing") will conduct a public hearing in accordance with the Tax Equity and Fiscal
Responsibility Act of 1982 ('TEFRA) to which all interested persons are invited.
Date and lime: October 5.,2005 at 10:0 AM (Tallahassee local time)
Place: The offices of Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 227 North Bronough
Street, Suite 5000, Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Purpose: To conduct a TEFRA hearing concerning the potential future issuance of
bonds by Forida Housing to finance the acquisition and construction of the fol-
lowing multifamily residential rental development in the aggregate face amount,
not to exceed the amount listed below:
Townparc at Okeechobee Apartments, a 96-unit mufitamily residential rental devel-
opment located at the North side of SE 6th Street between SW 7th Avenue and
SW 10th Avenue, Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, FL 34974. The prospect
owner and operator of the proposed development Is Finlay Interests 35, Ltd.,
4300.Marsh ending Blvd., Suite 101, Jacksonvile Beach, FL 32250. or such
successor in Interest in which Finlay Development, LLC, or an affiliate thereof, i a
managing member, general partner and/or controlling stockholder. The prospec-
five manager of the proposed development is Calex Realty Group, 3020 Hartley
Road, Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32257. The total tax-exempt bond amount is
not to exceed $6,000,000.
All interested parties may present oral comments at the public TEFRA hearing or
submit written comments regarding the potential bond issuance for the develop-
ment being financed. Written comments should be received by lorida Housing
by 5:00pm (Tallahassee local time), October 4, 2005, and should be addressed
to the attention of David Westcott, Multifamily Bond Administrator Any persons
desiring to present oral comments should appear at the hearing.
If requested In wrong, a fact-finding heanng will be held in the county where the
property is located. When possible, the local hearing will be held before the for-
mal TEFRA hearing and comment received at tlocheng will be placed on
record at the TEFRA hearing.
Any person requiring a special accommodation at this meeting because of a
disability or physical impairment should contact David Westcott, Multifamily Bond
Administrator, Florida Housing Finance Corporation at 850-488-4197 at least five
calendar days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing impaired, please contact
the Florida Housing using the Dual Party Relay System that can be reached at
1-800-955-8770 (Voice) and 1-800-955-8771 (TOO).
Any person who decides to appeal any decision made by lorida Housing with re-
spect to any matter considered at this hearing, will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a veratim record of the
proceedings be made, which wilinclude thethe testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is based.
84942 ON 9/16/05

FLOODPLAINS AND WETLANDS EARLY PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners Intends to conduct a
Community Development Block Grnt (CDBG) project which will include expan-
sion of wastewater treatment facilities at the exisitng OUA treatment plant, con-
struction of stormwater retention/detention facilities on acquired land on NE 14rh
Avenue, paving a block of an undeveloped County street (NW 2nd Street) for new
affordable housing, and demolition andclearance of vacant dilapidated residential
structures in various locations. Much of the construction will be undertaken in a
100 year floodplain and/or wetland. The County will consider alternatives to this
project, and public perceptions of possible adverse impacts that could result from
the project as well as potential minimization measures.
Additional information regarding the project may be reviewed st the County's CDBG
Administrators office located at 322 NW 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 be-
tween the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or telephone 850-893-0694 to
speak with Deborah Belcher. Written comments will be received until October 3,
2005. Please send written comments to Deborah Belcher, 5378 Carisbrooke
Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32309.
George Long,
County Administrator, Environmental Certifying Official
84621 ON 9/16/2005


Community Events


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

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.

Grief and loss support group to meet,
Big Lake Hospice will hold grief and loss support group meetings on
the second and fourth Thursday of each month beginning Thursday,
Oct. 13. The group will meet at the Big Lake Hospice office at 3543 U.S.
441 S. in the Northlake Village Plaza.. The meetings are free.-For infor-.
mation, contact Karla at 800,-299-4677.,

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 information,
call (863) 467-2882.

Martha's Houseto 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 1 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 Live-
stock 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.

Hammock State Park hosts festival
Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring will hold their 20th Annu-
al. Civilian Conservation Corps Festival Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
There will be an antique car show, arts and craft vendors, live music,
kids activities, tram ride, hayrides, CCC Alumni Reunion, a cracker cow-
boy poet, pony rides, living history re-enactments and more! Park
admission is $4 per carload (up to eight people). Arts and crafts ven-
dors are needed. The participation fee is $10.70 for the entire day. Con-
tact Dorothv L. Harris at (863) 634-7695; or, by e-mail at dorothy.l.har-
ris@'dep.slate.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.

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, Sun-
days 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 look-
ing for a church home or who is interested in knowing more about
the United Methodist Church is invited to attend worship services.
Services are at 8 a.m. on Sunday, 9:30 a.m. for praise and 11 a.m. for
traditional services. Fellowship time is held in the fellowship hall at 9
and 10:30 a.m.

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the American
Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest. The con-
test is open to public, private and parochial schools and those who are
home schooled and will start on the first day of school. The essays have
to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's subject for grades five through
eight is "Benjamin Franklin- More than a Revolutionary". Jan. 17, 2006,
marks the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth. "The Santa
Maria to the New World and the Apollo Mission to the Moon: Christo-
pher Columbus and the Astronauts" is the subject chosen for grades
nine 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.


Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol
unit in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being
recruited. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible.;Senior
members are needed to administer the unit and provide supervision
for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are
emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.
Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish these
missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior mem-
ber, contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations
Center, (8.63) 763-3212.

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

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AiDS Pret nation Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross at i863) 763-2488 to find out
more. -

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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





14 The Okeechobee News, Friday, September 16, 2005


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