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Safely store
pesticides
In the wake of Hurricane
Katrina, we will certainly hear
of many unfortunate events
involving pesticides in homes
and on the farms that have
been released into the environ-
ment as a result of storm dam-
age. We can learn from these
experiences by reviewing how
we handle this important tool
for home and garden.
A presidential proclamation
has been signed, naming the
week of September 18-24 as
National Farm Safety and
Health Week. While it is not up
there with Christmas, Easter or
even Halloween as one of the
most exciting celebrations on
the calendar, ranchers and
homeowners alike can use this
week to review how they store
their pesticides.
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Drought Index
Current: 516
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Bani None

Lake levels

15.69 feet

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

Index
Classifieds ....... 9-1:1
Comics ............8
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... .9
Opinion ........... 4
Speak Out ....... .4
Sports ............. 7
TV ...... ..... ...10
Weather ............ 2
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Report: Provides data on major ecosystems


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Estuaries like the St. Lucie River are threatened by development like Sewell's Point and
freshwater discharges from connection to Lake Okeechobee.

Environmental report details progress


By MaryAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
The South Florida Environ-
mental Report, prepared by South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD), provides data
summaries for all major ecosys-
tems in South Florida during
"water year" 2005 (May 1, 2004
through April 30, 2005). Public
comment can be made via a web
blog on the SFWMD website
www.sfwmd.gov.
The South Florida environment
is large, complex and diverse. Many
areas are of concern when consid-
ering the health of the Everglades
and the health of residents of this
ecologically rich and diverse
region.
Kissimmee Watershed: The
Kissimmee Watershed is the head-
waters of the greater Kissimmee-
Okeechobee-Everglades ecosys-
tem and encompasses about 6,200
square miles of southern Central
Florida. The Upper Basin is an
important regional water source.
This diverse natural resource forms
an ecological transition between
the temperate climate to the north
and the subtropic areas to the
south. The Kissimmee Chain of
Lakes is 28 interconnected lakes
that work hydrologically and eco-
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Code Enforcement Board is
scheduled to hear 18 cases at
their monthly meeting Tuesday
night. There are seven cases
under the heading of new busi-
ness and four cases under the
heading of old business. Six
property owners are facing a
fine and one person has
requested a reduction in fines.
James and Helen Boree were
cited by code enforcement offi-
cers for overgrowth, debris,
unsafe structure and having a
derelict R.V on their Lakeshore
Restaurant property, 50 U. S. 441
S.E.
Carl Lohrey was cited for


care of premises, condemned
structure, trash and debris and
overgrowth on his S.E. 33rd
Street property.
The same charges were
made against John W. and
Marie P. Powell for the condition
of theirS.E. 31st Street property.
John S. Roden, personal rep-
resentative of the estate of Leslie
H. Atkisson (deceased) faces
charges of care of premises and
overgrowth for property on S.E.
39th Avenue.
Construction without a per-
mit is the charge faced by Frank
J. and Leone Maheu on their
N.W 113th Drive property.
According to code enforce-
ment officers, the N.E. Seventh
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Reading is magic
Kailee Alvarado, 6, waited impatiently while Ronald
McDonald delivered his next magic trick in front of
dozens of children at the Okeechobee County Public
Library on Thursday, Sept. 15. The show was centered
on reading programs for children encouraging them to
check out a book and 'read all about it.'






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Hurricane Katrina
donations sought
The Brahma Bull Restau-
rant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., will host
a benefit Sunday, Sept. 25, start-
ing 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, hamburgers 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 donations 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, Jacksonville, 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.
Riverside Bank, 1506 S. Par-
rott Ave., is collecting nonperish-
able items canned food, pack-
aged dry goods, diapers and
bottled water in their lobby.
For information, call (863) 824-
0400.
Storm victims
Use the Internet as much as
possible when' trying to locate a
storm victim. The phone lines are
either down or, if operating, are
jammed.
Here are. some Internet sites
that are posting messages with
information on those found or
still missing.
www.nola.com/forums/searc
hing/
www.nola.com/forums/lostan
found/
neworleans.craigslist.org/laf/
http://findkatrina.com/
www.wwltv.com/forums/
www.katrinacheckin.org/okay
/
www.katrinacheckin.org/sear
ching/
nokr.org/nok/restricted/home.
htm/
www.familymessages.org
www.redcross.org

Sept. 17-23 is
Constitution Week
OKEECHOBEE According
to the Okeechobee Chapter
Daughters of the American Revo-
lution the week of Sept. 17-23 is
Constitution Week, and com-
memorates the signing of the
Constitution of the United States.
This great document, the
guardian of our liberties, estab-
lished our republic as a self-gov-
erning nation dedicated to rule by
law.
Constitution Week provides
Americans an opportunity to
recall the nature of limited gov-
ernment as well as the rights,
privileges and responsibilities of
citizenship.
Airboaters helping
in recovery efforts
The Florida Airboat Associa-
tion asks that the websites --
www.flairboat.com and
www.airboatworld.com be the
primary contact points for those
interested in volunteering their
airboats to assist in Hurricane


Katrina recovery efforts.

Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE The USDA,
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to
reserve your seat for one of our
homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.


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Environment

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logically as a resource of a regional
size. Water levels in the lakes are
controlled through a series of
canals and control structures.
Historically the Kissimmee River
meandered about 103 miles
through an area one to two miles
wide called a floodplain. As part of
early flood-control efforts, the river
was channelized and two-thirds of
the floodplain was drained
between 1962 and 1971. Unfortu-
nately, this resulted in drastic
declines in wintering waterfowl,
wading bird and game fish popula-
tions. Restoration of the river was
authorized by the U.S. Congress of
1992, with the goal to restore 40
square miles of river, floodplain
ecosystem and 43 miles of mean-
dering river channel and 27,000
acres of wetlands. Part of this pro-
gram will evaluate benefits to more
than 320 fish and wildlife species
including the endangered Wood
Stork, Snail Kite and Bald Eagle.
Land acquisition, advanced
research and on-going monitoring
efforts are important to the restora-
tion of the Kissimmee River ecosys-
tem.
C-139 Basin: South west of
Clewiston, is the C-139 Basin
where agriculture is the dominant
land use. The remaining land is
wetland and forested upland;
some is in the Big Cypress National
Preserve. The Big Cypress National
Preserve was established in 1974 to
protect the natural and recreational


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Management District
Many wading birds make
their homes in the shallow
water of lakes, estuaries, and
water conservation areas in
the rich environment of
South Florida.
value of the Big Cypress Watershed
while continuing hunting, fishing
and oil and gas production. Exces-
sive drainage and the introduction
of poor quality water into the pre-
serve via the existing canals are
problems. Since 2002, C-139 is sub-
ject by law to a Best Management
Practices (BMP) Regulatory Pro-
gram.
Coastal Ecosystems: Coastal
Ecosystems are the near ocean
shelf, coastal lagoons estuaries,
marshes, sloughs, tidal creeks and
freshwater rivers and canals that


Fines


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Street property of Charles
was littered with abandon
cles, trash and debris, houi
items, vehicle parts and furn
Florence F. Bell has
charged with having a cond
mobile home on N. E. 104th
Under the heading of ol
ness, the board will take
cases of Silas and Patricia
Rafael Ayala and Fidelia Ga
Eddie and Sheila Neal and
Renard that were continue
the August meeting.
Margaret M. Wright could
bly be fined $25 for every d
S.E. 26th Street property is
compliance.
Richard Pettengill is fa


come from the watershed. These
are mostly tropical and subtropical
ecosystems known for their diversi-
ty of species and wide -variety of
aquatic and upland habitats.
Spiney lobster, penaeid shrimp,
blue crab, oyster, spotted sea trout,
stone crab are some of the marine
and freshwater species of commer-
cial and recreational interest.
Coastal areas attract intense
human development making these
areas especially threatened by
habitat loss and alteration.
Southern Indian River Lagoon
and the St Lucie River Estuary: This
connection between Lake Okee-
chobee and the ocean was dug in.
the late 1800s. The lagoon and
estuary are threatened by increas-
ing residential and commercial
development, industry and agricul-
ture. Man-made changes have
caused significant changes in the
timing and amount of fresh water
coming into the estuary. Extreme.
variations in fresh vs. salt water and
pollution from human develop-
ment and agriculture is killing the
estuary's seagrass and oysters.
Caloosahatchee River and
Estuary: The connection between
Lake Okeechobee and the
Caloosahatchee Estuary dates back
to 1881, when it was dug to lower
the water level in the lake and start
draining the Everglades to allow
development. Now there is a fresh-
water canal connected to a shallow
bay with extensive seagrass beds,
mangrove forests and sand flats.
The estuaries in southwest Florida
are habitat to more than 40 percent
of Florida's rare, threatened and


endangered species. Available
water supply, variations in salinity
and levels of nutrients from runoff
are major issues. Overall, urban
growth, input of floodwater and
nutrients from agricultural activities
are the major issues. The goal for
the Caloosahatchee River water-
shed is to protect and enhance the
estuaries.
Loxahatchee River and Estu-
ary: Is Florida's first federally desig-
nated National Wild and Scenic
River. It is located in northern Palm
Beach and southern Martin Coun-
ties and surrounding area drains
into Jupiter Inlet. Despite urban
development, it contains large
tracts of undisturbed land: the
Atlantic Coastal Ridge, and West
Jupiter Wetlands (formerly Pal-
Mar), the J.W Corbett Wildlife
Management Area, Jonathan Dick-
inson State Park (JDSP) Loxahatch-
ee Slough Preserve and Jupiter
Ridge Natural Area. Along the river
and within JDSP is coastal sand
pine scrub, a biological community
so rare that it is designated as "glob-
ally imperiled." Other habitats in
this area include: hardwood ham-
mocks, pinelands, freshwater
marsh, wet prairie, cypress
swamps, mangrove swamps, sea-
grass beds, tidal flats, oyster beds
and coastal dunes. These areas
support diverse biological commu-
nities including many endangered
species.
The Lake Worth Lagoon, Bis-
cayne Bay with its coral reef sys-
tem, Florida Bay and the Florida
Keys, Naples Bay, Estero Bay,
Southern Charlotte Harbor are


other areas covered by the report.
It is a big subject because so
much of the direction water flows,
how much stays and how much
goes, whether land is wet or dry is
all man-made within the past 140
years. The achieving of restoration
goals within the stipulated time
periods and the reporting of the
results to the people is mandated
by law. The report lists all applica-
ble legislation. Independent peer
review is also required by law.
The Everglades Forever Act, for
one, requires a peer review regard-
ing the research and monitoring
program that summarizes all data
and findings. This external review
of this report, the peer review, will
be performed by eight recognized
experts from the United States and
the Netherlands. These experts will
participate in the public work-
shops. The peer panel will then
develop a report with conclusions
and recommendations. This will be
delivered to SFWMD on October
21, 2005 and will be provided in
appendix of the final version of this
report.
Editor's note: Articles in upcom-
ing editions will further explain the
details of the report. Public work-
shops on the draft 2006 report are
set for Tuesday, Sept. 27 through
Thursday, Sept. 29. Workshops
will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5p.m. the
first two days and from 8:30 a.m.
to noon on the third day. All work-
shops will be held at the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict Headquarters on Gun Club
Road in West Palm Beach.



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possible $50 a day fine for his S.E.
94th Trail property, if it is not in
compliance.
1 Titus A. And Betty M. Sweatt
Mattox could be fined $25 a day for every
*d vehi- day their N.W Sixth Street property
isehold is not cleaned up.
iture. Alvin and Mitzi Clark are facing
been imposition of fine for having an
lemned unsafe mobile home and barn on
Court. their N. W 80th Drive property.
If the buses and unlicensed
Id busi- vehicles are not removed from
up the Maria Anaya's N.E. 120th Street
Cook, property, the board could impose a
allegos, fine of $250 a day.
Robert Ronald F. and Mary L Dunne
d from could be paying a $100 a day fine if
they do not stop using their N.W
d possi- 120th Street property as a storage
day her facility.
not in Lillie Mae Scott is expected to
petition the board for a reduction in
icing a fine.


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Thumbs up for reading
Christian Santos helped Ronald McDonald give the
'thumbs up' to reading as he entered the Okeechobee
County Public Library before his Sept. 15 show. The
entire focus of the children's program was geared
towards the importance of reading and children's read-
ing programs.


HURRICANE KATRINA
RELIEF BENEFIT
Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 Starting at Noon
Music Provided By: Hard Livin' Band,
Brad Brock & the Renegades and Millie & Friends
Cost: $6.99 per person*
Includes Chicken, BBQ Beef, Hot Dogs,
Hamburgers and All the Fixins', as well as Dessert.
The Brahma Bull Employees will be donating their time and wages
for the day to the benefit. It is hoped that the rest of the.community
will join us for a day of fun and entertainment and fundraising for
those people who were helping us last year during our Hurricane
problems (which were much smaller in comparison).
Everyone Welcome! Bring.your lawn chairs!
Donations of food and money accepted at the Brahma Bull
if you can't attend. Call 467-0050 and ask for Cathye or
Yvonne for more information.



863-47-005


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Okeechobee News/D.Hamilton
Celebrating reading
Ronald McDonald gets some assistance from Kailee
Alvarado, 6, at the Ronald McDonald show held at the
Okeechobee County Public Library on Thursday, Sept.
15. Children joined Ronald in celebrating children's read-
ing programs.


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Glades County Roundup


Foster parents
are needed
Hendry and Glades Counties
- The Children Network of
Southwest Florida, the communi-
ty based care division of Camelot
Community Care, Inc. is holding
an orientation on "How to.
become a Foster parent/adoptive
parent" on Wednesday, Sept. 28
at the Department of Children and
Families, 485 East Cowboy Way,
LaBelle at 6 p.m. for those inter-
ested in becoming a foster/adop-
tive family, please call (800) 89
family.

Group collecting
for storm victims
Joyner Development Group is
sponsoring The Martin family and
neighbors from Gulfport Miss. We
will be making weekly trips with
supplies to those who cannot get
out. Any and all contributions or
donations will be delivered direct-
ly to the victims. They are in des-
perate need of food, clothes,
money and household items.
Donations may be dropped off at
Ahern's BP Shop in Moore Haven
you may also contact Diana Jovn-
er at 227-0181 or Rhoda Planty at
227-0109. And thanks in advance


for all your help and support.

Help needed for
hurricane victims
American Legion Post 20 is.
accepting non-perishable items for,
the victims of Hurricane Katrina. If
you would like to help by making a
donation the legion is located at
101 SE Avenue D, in Belle Glade.
The hall will be open after 4 p.m.
every day until further notice.
Some of the items needed are dia-


pers, jars of baby food, water;
tarps, rope, flashlights, batteries,
blankets, canned meats, vegeta-
bles, juices, bug spray, etc.

Auditions open
for 'Soccer Mom'
The Firehouse Cultural Center
in LaBelle still needs one lady for
its upcoming play (Soccer Moms)
starting Oct. 21. If.you would like
to tryout for this play please call
Mike at 675-6799.


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AIR CONDITIONING
Quality A/C & Heating
2800 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-1545
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C

Okeechobee Air Conditioning
312 S.W. 2nd St.
763-8391
$50 OFF Service $100 OFF Unit Replacement
(Does not apply w/any other discount)

ALUMINUM GUTTERS
Barry's Seamless Aluminum
Rain Gutters
202 N.E. Greeribriar Ave.
Port St. Lucie, FL
877-878-9682
10% OFF any services

ART GALLERY
Absolutely Art Gallery
& Custom Framing
205 S.W. Park St.
357-1199
10% OFF storewide

AUTO
E&E Automotive Clinic Inc.
3585 Hwy. 441 N.
763-2666
5% OFF on selected maintenance services
including tune-ups, oil services, etc.

BEAUTY SUPPLIES
Trading Post Indoor Shops
AVON
3100 Hwy 441 S.
Free giftwith any purchase

COMPUTER PARTS
T&D Computer Parts
6690 S.E. 88th Trail
467-1107
4% Discount on purchases $1,000 & under
8% Discount on purchases over $1,000

COMPUTER REPAIR
Smith's Custom Computers
405 W. S. Park Street
763-3940
10% off Sales & Service
(excluding Internet Service)

DRY CLEANING
Porter's Dry Cleaners
1700 S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
10% Discount

ELECTRIC
Big Lake Electric, Inc.
208 S.W. 7th Ave.
357-2744
10% Discount On All Servcie Repair Calls


FLIGHT TRAINING
Tradewinds Flight School, Inc.
2982 Aviation Way
Fort Pierce
561-460-7766
10% Flight Instruction, Air Craft Rental or Sight
Seeing Tours
Introductory flight $35.00. (Reg. $50)

GROCERY
Crazy Mary's Bent-n-Dent
927 W.S. Park Street
763-5515
5% Off Purchase

Trading Post Indoor Shops
Dent & Bent
3100 Hwy 441 S.
5% Discount

GUTTER SYSTEMS
JT's Guttering Systems
1677 S.W. 8TH ST.
763-7704
5% Discount

FURNITURE
Paula's Furniture
413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
10% Discount

HEALTH FOOD
Nature's Pantry
417 W.S. Park St.
467-1243
10% OFF all purchase

MASSAGE THERAPY
Marilyn's Massage Center
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-1116
Lic #MA0014122
10% OFF 1/2 hour

MIRRORS & VERTICALS
Unique Mirrors & Verticals
302 S.W. 2nd Ave.
467-7372
10% OFF

NURSERY & LANDSCAPING


Pelham Nursery
4333 Hwy. 441 S.E.
467-7415
10% OFF plants

PAWN SHOP
Elliotts Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF on all purchases


PHOTO DEVELOPING
Elliotts Quik Foto
& 1 Hour Film Developing
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF film processing

PLUMBING
Lonnie Price Plumbing
4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
10% Discount on Hourly Labor

PRESSURE CLEANING
Big Lake Pressure Cleaning
1111 N.W. 3rd Street
357-2773
10% OFF on all pressure cleaning and painting

RV & APPLIANCE SERVICE
McKenna's Appliance Repair
Mobile Service 357-1019
10% OFF first service call

STAINED GLASS
Tropical Stained Glass
2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-6263
5% OFF any merchandise

TAX SERVICE
Jackson & Hewitt
Tax & Accounting Serv.
3391 Hwy. 441 South
467-1040
10% OFF tax preparation or 3rd month bookkeeping free

TAXI SERVICE
Bardon Taxi
467-0488
10% OFF Fares


WATER TREATMENT
Water Treatment Co.
315 S.W. Park St.
763-1313
50% OFF in store fill up of your
containers

Superior Water Works
917 W.S. Park St.
763-2636
FREE bottled water fill up with
discount card up to 5 gallons

Tri-County Water Treatment
& Well Service
110 S.W. 5th Ave.
357-8668
10% Off Any City Water Treatment Package


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Community Events

OCEA sponsors seminar
The Okeechobee County Education Association will sponsor a
seminar on the No child Left Behind Act and how it will affect edu-
cation in Florida on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 5 until p.m. in the
Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall. The featured speaker will
be Michael Monroe, Education Issues Policy analyst for the Florida
Education Association in Tallahassee. The seminar is open to the
public.

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 invit-
ed.

La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tenur su junta del Conse-
jo 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 envi-
tados de asistir.

Benefit auction is planned
A special auction to benefit the Joshua Matute Transportation
Fund will be held Sept. 22 at Rodney's Auction House on U.S. 441
S.E. The auction will begin at 7 p.m. All of the proceeds will go to
the benefit. To donate items for auction, call Niki at (561) 722-0401,
or Hazel at (863) 763-3617 and they will make arrangements to
pick up the items.

Mobile medical unit accepting donations
Over-the-counter medical donations ate 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, contact 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 tel-
evision 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) 763-5996
or (863) 763-0763.

Benefit luncheon is planned
The Okeechobee County Tax Collector's Office will hold a ben-
efit 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, din-
ner 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3421, ext. 150.

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

Church plans dedication ceremony
The Cornerstone Baptist Church, 18387 U.S. 441 N., will host a
church dedication ceremony Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. Cornerstone Baptist
Church was formerly known as the 441 Baptist Church. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3338 or (863) 634-7922.

Evening of prayer planned
The Okeechobee Ministerial Association is sponsoring an
evening of prayer Monday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. at His House Fellow-
ship (formerly the Church of the Nazarene) 425 S.W. 28th St. This
will be a time of prayer for our local community, for those less for-
tunate and for our leaders on all levels.

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




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Upcoming Events

Monday
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or to sched-
ule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
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 dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
Chobee Christian Cycles will meet at the Clock Restaurant, 1111
S. Parrott Ave., at 6:30 p.m. For information contact Gene Roddenber-
ry at (863) 610-1841 or (863) 634-1723, or Holly Stewart at (863) 610-
1251.
Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone inter-
ested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film;' speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interest-
ed are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast.- For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
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 information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139. .
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441
S.E. It is aself-help group that offers support and education for peo-
ple who have been diagnosed with clinical,depression, bipolar, schiz-
ophrenia, schizo-affective.disorder or dual diagnosis. For information,
call. (863) 467-1026.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to
show a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car
owners while you listen to the great oldies music.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty
Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public
service program to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty
techniques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment.
R.S.V.R to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings
each month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at
7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For
information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information,
contact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who
are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other
women's issues are also addressed. One support group is held every
Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department
auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at
(863) 763-0202. The other support group is held on each Thursday at
6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For
information, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.



Community Event

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


Community Events

Bake sale funds youth facility
The Okeechobee Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th
St., will hold a bake sale that includes and encourages county-
wide participation in ordering cakes, fudge, puddings, etc. Pro-
ceeds from the sale will help finance the beginning of a new
youth facility. Order forms have been placed at different busi-
nesses 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 annu-
al 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 family 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 Okeechobee 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
garden center. It will begin at 9 a.m. All proceeds will go to ben-
efit victims 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 357-1371. Habitat for Humanity of Okee-
chobee County is located at 2825 S.W Third Terrace.

Transportation board to meet
The Okeechobee County Transportation Disadvantaged
Coordinating Board will meet Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. in the conference
room at the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728 N.W
Ninth Ave. The meeting is open to the public.

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 information, contact Karla at
800-299-4677.

Oktoberfest hosted by VFW Post #9528
VFW Post #9528 will host an Oktoberfest celebration Satur-
day, Oct. 15, starting at 1 p.m. for a $7 donation per person. Ger-
man 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 House to hold Health Fair
Martha's House will be hosting a Health Fair on Saturday,
Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. until noon at the American Legion, 501 S.E.
Second St. (behind the City Fire Department). There will be
booths from various organizations in our community. This fair is
one of the events held in October to highlight "domestic vio-
lence awareness month". If you would like to participate, call
, Martha's House at (863) 763-2893.

L.O.A.A. to host ride
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will host
a ride at Cornwell on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. Participants are
to meet at the boat ramp. All area airboaters are welcome to
bring their lunch and spend the day riding with us. Cornwell is
northwest of Okeechobee off U.S. 98. For information, contact
the Andersons at (863) 763-6069.
Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of
operation are: Aug. 8 Oct. 30, Tuesday through Friday from 4
until 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from
1 until 5 p.m. The pool is not open during school hours. For
information, contact the pool office at (863) 467-7667.
4-H and FFA Club enrollment under way
All youth planning to participate in the 2006 Okeechobee
Youth Livestock Show may enroll now but must be enrolled by
Oct. 31, and be in good club standings by attending monthly
club meetings to be eligible to participate in the livestock show.


OPINION






The Okeechobee News, Monday, September 19,2005



Celebrate farm safety with safely stored pesticides


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
In the wake of Hurricane Katri-
na, we will certainly hear of many
unfortunate events involving pesti-
cides in homes and on the farms
that have been released into the
environment as a result of storm
damage. We can learn from these
experiences by reviewing how we
handle this important tool for
home and garden.
A presidential proclamation has
.been signed, naming the week of
September 18-24 as National Farm
Safety and Health Week. While it is
not up there with Christmas, Easter
or even Halloween as one of the
most exciting celebrations on the
calendar, ranchers and homeown-
ers alike can use this week to
review how they store their pesti-
cides.
According to the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection,
there are several practices that
commercial pesticide users must
follow. Let's see how they apply to
homeowners who are storing pes-
ticides:
The best way to minimize
storage problems is to minimize
the amount you store. Limit inven-
tory, and purchase only the
amounts needed. If you don't need
a gallon jug of spray in the next


U UNIVERSITY OF
SFLORIDA
IFAS EXTENSION
month don't buy it and if you
need that much pesticide, why not
ask a professional to do the job for
you.
Design and build pesticide
storage structures to keep pesti-
cides secure and isolated from the
surrounding environment. Store
pesticides in a concrete or metal
structure with a roof and lockable
door. A rusted tin shed won't pro-
vide much protection from the
weather, and will not be very
secure from curious kids or pets.
Here's a good comparison -
Would you put your loaded gun
out there next to the weed killer?
Keep pesticides in a separate
facility or at least in a locked area
separate from areas used to store
other materials, especially fertiliz-
ers, feed, and seed. If a spill or leak
occurs, will the pesticide get into
other stuff? If it does, your cleanup
problem is bigger that just that one
bag of bug dust.
Do not store pesticides near
flammable materials, hot work
(welding, grinding), or in shop
areas. Not only the container, but


some of the chemicals used as pes-
ticides will burn and you don't
want anyone breathing that mess!
Do not allow smoking in pes-
ticide storage areas. Smoking pesti-
cide applicators can also get expo-
sure to pesticides when they
smoke or use chewing tobacco
products. You ought to wash your
hands after using pesticides and
before you eat or smoke.
Store personal protective
equipment (PPE) where it is easily
accessible in an emergency, but
not in the pesticide storage area. Be
sure you wear the right clothes
when using pesticides to limit the
chances of pesticide poisoning -
check the label for what to wear.
Do not put pesticides in con-
tainers that children and others
might mistake for food or drink. An
empty milk jug with mixed pesti-
cide spray looks a lot like milk -
and may invite some unsuspecting
child to take a drink.
Dry bags should be raised on
pallets to ensure that they do not
get wet. Your homeowner pesti-
cide cabinet is probably not as big
as a palate, by the idea here is to
keep the containers of weed and
feed off the floor.
If there is a leak from a broken
pipe or a flood from a rainstorm,
will it move into your garage and
get the pesticide bag wet?


STA marsh opens for bird-watching tours


Expert birders will give tours
beginning Saturday, September 17
at STA-lW east of Belle Glade and
Saturday, October 22 at STA-5,
south of Clewiston.
These stormwater treatment
areas (STAs), shallow marshes,
owned and operated by the South
Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD), are vast, constructed
wetlands that use vegetation to nat-
urally cleanse excess nutrients
from water before it enters the
Everglades. These remote marshes
attract many species of nesting
wading birds, migratory and other
water fowl such as herons, wood
storks, snowy egrets, great egrets
and roseate spoonbills. Through a
partnership with Pine Jog Environ-
mental Education Center in West
Palm Beach and Audubon Society
of Hendry-Glades, SFWMD will
offer escorted birding tours to the
public. Expert birders from Pine-
Jog Center or Audubon Society of
Hendry-Glades will conduct the
tours. The first tour is at STA- 1 West,
Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. east
of Belle Glade in Palm Beach Coun-
ty. In Hendry County the first tour is


October 22 from 8:30 a.m. to noon
south of Clewiston in STA-5. Subse-
quent tours are scheduled regularly
through April 2006. (The schedules
are listed below.)
Tours.are open to anyone, but
participants must register for each
area to reserve a space on the trips.
STA-1 West is east of Belle
Glade: from Belle Glade go east on
S.R. 80 to S.R. 880, turn right at S.R.
880. Cross the "old iron bridge" and
proceed around the curve. Imme-
diately past the curve, turn left.
You'll see a yellow gate. Park along
the shoulder of the dirt road that
runs parallel to the power lines.
Tour dates, beginning Sat., Sept.
17, from 8 a.m. until noon, then
Oct. 15, Nov. 5, Nov. 19, Dec. 3. In
2006: Jan. 14, Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb.
25, Mar. 11,Mar. 25.
Call Annie McElhatton at Pine
Jog (561)686-6600 with your name
and contact information, the date
you want to go and the number in
your party.
STA-5 is roughly (very roughly)
12 miles south from Clewiston:
from Clewiston, go south on U.S.
27. Look for Evercane Road (CR


832) and the J&J Ag. Products sign.
Continue south on CR 832 for
about 9.5 miles to Blumberg Road
(at the second bend in the road).
Turn left onto Blumberg and con-
tinue another nine miles to the STA-
5 turnoff (dirt road). Go south 2.5
miles on the dirt road to the STA 5
entrance gate. Park before the gate
in the area to the right.
Tours are from 8:30 a.m. until
12:30 p.m., dates are: Oct 22, Nov.
12, Nov. 26, Dec.. 10, Dec. 24, 2005.
In 2006, Jan 7, Jan. 21, Feb. 4,
Feb.18, March 4, March"18, Apr. 8.
Dates are subject to change.
To sign up for STA-5, send an e-
mail to Margaret England at
sta5birding@earthlink.net with
your name and contact informa-
tion, the date you want to do and
the number in your party. You may
also leave a message at (863)674-
0695 or (863) 517-0202.
Reminders for both tours: Take
sunscreen, water, snacks, hats and
wear dosed-toe shoes. Tour-partic-
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Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
CountyVehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.


until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal.
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accept-
ed include: plastic shopping bags;


commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard. trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863).763-1811; or, Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.


Do not store liquid materials
above dry materials. If they leak,
gravity will cause the liquids to drip
onto the solid materials, making
for a bigger mess and waster prod-
ucts.
Keep containers closed tight-
ly. Tight containers or bags that are
clipped closed can prevent spills in
case the container trips over.
Inspect inventory frequently
and watch for damaged contain-
ers. I'd suggest at the minimum,
look through your stock at least
once each year so why not do it
this week?


Sell your personal valuables if
they're $2,500 or less
for absolutely free!
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Store flammable pesticides
separately from nonflammable
pesticides. Keep gas and pesticides
separate.
Segregate herbicides, insecti-
cides, and fungicides to prevent
cross-contamination and minimize
the potential for misapplication.
I've heard too many cases where
homeowners use an insecticide to
kill a weed, and even the other way
around. It is not only illegal and
dangerous, but can kill the wrong
thing and is an expensive waste of
money.
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Florida homeowners at risk for financial exposure


TALLAHASSEE The home
remodeling business is booming
- more than one-in-three Amer-
ican homeowners are remodel-
ing or planning to do so in the
next year. But during this fix-up
frenzy, many homeowners will
be exposed to serious financial
risk, says Jeff Grady, president of
the Florida Association of Insur-
ance Agents.
"One-in-four home remodel-
ing projects increase the value of
a home by more than 25 per-
cent. But too few consumers
consider increasing their home-
owner's insurance limits to
reflect their home's increased
value, says Grady. "This means
you could be seriously underin-
sured."
In fact, says Grady, according
to a recent survey, 60 percent of
homeowners who recently
made major structural changes
to their homes such as bath-
room or kitchen remodels, room


additions, new decks or patios
- have not updated their home-
owner's policies. And 75 per-
cent, who have plans to remodel
in the near future, have not
thought about updating their
policy.
Most insurance companies
require homeowners to insure
their home to a minimum of 80
percent of its replacement value
to be eligible for full coverage. If
coverage falls below that level
and the homeowner experi-
ences a loss, the payout is usual-
ly reduced by the same percent-
age they were underinsured. A
homeowner with a total loss, an
outstanding mortgage and a
home equity loan could easily
risk bankruptcy in this case,
warns Grady.
Florida's "Trusted Choice"
independent agents offer the fol-
lowing tips for protecting your
greatest investment, your home:
Make an insurance review


an essential part of any home
remodeling plan. Contact your
agent before you begin any
work.
Request a copy of the con-
tractor's certificate of insurance.
Share the certificate with your
agent to determine if there is any
exposure specific to your home.
Always check with the Bet-
ter Business Bureau when
selecting a contractor and fol-
low up with references provided
by the contractor. Inquire if the
contractor is licensed and bond-
ed.
When opening your home
to the elements (i.e. tearing
down a wall, replacing a chim-
ney), review your policy for theft
and weather damage liability.
Typical homeowner's insurance
may not cover inclement weath-
er damage or theft during a ren-
ovation.
Always establish responsi-
bility for damage to uninstalled


Riverside Bank promotes Tabitha Trent


OKEECHOBEE Tabitha Trent
has been promoted to assistant
vice president/manager of the
Heartland
branch office in
Okeechobee.
Catherine Tuck-
er, VP, area
manager, made
the announce-
ment.
"Tabitha has
been with us
for over two Tabitha
years managing Trent
our Heartland
office in Okeechobee," said Tucker.
"Before joining the Riverside family
she already had extensive financial
experience, including as a lending
manager, retail market manager,
residential operations manager,
and as the county housing grants
administrator. She has a track


record of success everywhere she
goes."
Trent has been in the financial
sector since 1987, working for sev-
eral well known national banks
before coming to Riverside Bank
where her office has grown from
$30 million to $64 million in assets
over the last two years. She has
won several professional awards,
including Overall Best Loan Officer
and Best Affiliate for outstanding
customer service, and an Award of
Excellence for outstanding prof-.
itability performance. She has her
associate's degree in business
administration from Indian River
Community College, and is well on
her way to her bachelor of arts
degree in business administration
from Barry University. ,
An Okeechobee native, Trent
and her husband Jay also reside
there with Chase Morgan, their


four-year old son. She stays active
in the community as secretary and
board member of the local Rotary
club, member of the local Chami
ber of Commerce and works with
local youth organizations.
Founded in 1982, Riverside
Bank is one of Florida's largest and
fastest growing community banks.
The independent, locally owned
institution has grown to over $2.8
billion in assets, offering home-
town service and customer-friend-
ly products like Lifetime Free
Checking and Free Business
Checking at 53 offices in ten Florida
counties. In addition to serving its
customers' unique banking needs
with a wide variety of personal and
business accounts, your local
banking team offers residential,
consumer and commercial loans,
cash management and financial
services.


Red Cross donation
Beta Sigma Phi Theta Omicrom presents a check for $250 to.the American Red Cross for
the Gulf coast hurricane victims. Standing from left to right are: Debbie Gibbons, Mary
Lou Mason, Candance Pope of the Red Cross receiving check, Loranine Moore, Maureen
Thomas, Lynne Rosa and L.urie Phar. Donna Huth, president is presenting the check.
Not pictured is Marcia Crane who was on the road with her husband, Tony, delivering
supplies to the hurricane victims on the Gulf coast.


appliances, cabinets, carpet and
other items in advance; the con-
tractor should have a builder's
risk policy or installation floater
to cover these items.
If a friend or family mem-
ber will be doing the work, ask
your insurance agent if you will


The Okeechobee


need builder's risk insurance.
Also, consider getting a personal
liability umbrella policy, if you
don't already have one. They are
relatively inexpensive and pro-
tect a homeowner well beyond
a typical homeowner's policy.
FAIA Trusted Choice agencies


County


are independent insurance and
financial services firms that offer
consumers a broader selection
of options by representing sever-
al insurers or companies. These
firms are part of a national affilia-
tion and operate under a pledge
of superior customer service.


County


BUDGET SUMMARY
County of Okeechobee Fiscal Year 2065.2006
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY ARE 4 7% MORE THAN LAST YEARS TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES


MillagePer $1,000
Fine & Forfenjure Fund 7.1000
Voled Debt 0.2750


CASH BALANCE$ BROUGHT FORWARD
ESTIMATED REVENUES;

Taxes Millage


General County
Fund Heai.h Unit
S3 757,570 SO


per $1.000


Fine and
Forfeiture
Fund


Enterpnse
Funds


Trans-
portation
Fund


Special
Revenue
Funds


S53.055 204 S4.266.724 S3.686.744 516.654.074


Capital
Improvement
Funds


Trust
& Agency
Funds


Debt
Service
Fund


S4.752.802 $16,566 $134.427


TOTAL
BUDGET


$36,324,110


'0 Ad Valorem Taxes 7.1000 0 0 12.894.248 0 0 0 0 0 0 12,894,248
Ad Valorem Taxes (Voted Debti 0.2750 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 510,552 510,552
Sales & Use Taxes 2,814.361 0 0 0 1,811,569 3,974,833 0 0 0 8,600,763
Charges for Services 227,309 0 450.172. 785,255 181,691 942,000 0 0 0 2,586,427
Intergovernmental 2.987,483 0 55,371 133.296 2,508,760 13,477,385 4,694,975 0 0 23,857,270
Licenses & Permits 99.200 .0 0 0 0 865,000 0 0 0 9864,200
:Fines & Forfeitures .32.800 0 183,000 0 0 27,500 0 0 0 243,300
',Franchise Fees 240.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 240,000
Interest Earned;Other 3,235.868 160 000 2,349.600 5,268,600 59,000 5,346,140 150,000 885 904,629 17,474,722
TOTAL REVENUES AND OTHER
FINANCING SOURCES S9.637,021 S160.000 S15.932.391 S6.187.151 $4,561,020 S24.632,858 S4,844,975 S885 51,415,181 $67,371,482
;:Less 5%; Reduction (Section 129,01 (2lbl. F.S) (330.023) 0 (717.140) [290,058) (228,051) (1.158,368) (242.249) (44) (26,304) (2,992,235)
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND
iBALANCES S13,064.568 $160.000 S18.270.456 S10.163.817 $8,019,712 $40,128,565 S9.355.529 S17.407 51.523.304 $100,703,357 1!

EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES:
General Governmen! 5.803 651 0 116.000 78,289 0 794,364 1,664,064 0 0 8,456,368
Public Safety 243.699 0 15,052.016 0 0 6,238,046 92,000 0 0 21,625,761
Physical Environment 324.642 0 0 5,475,987 .0 3,222,327 6 550,000 0 0 9,572,957
Transportation 0 0 .0 0 6,025,123 0 3,317,587 0 0 9,342,710

Economic Development .565,628 0. 0 0 0 13,125,585 0 0 0 13,691,212
Human Services 1.744.22 160 000 0 0 0 .454,404 0 0 0 2,358,629
Culture & Recreation 1,263.512 0 0 1 074,020 0 228,780 1,207,961 0 0 3,774,273
Debt Service 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,446,677 1,446,677
,Court Related 0 0 705,785 0 0 52,783 1,048,000 0 0 1,806,568
TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES 59,945,357 $160,000 515.873,801 S6.628,297 $6,025,123 $24,116,289 $7,879.612 $0 $1,446,677 $72,075,155
Reserves 3.119,211 0 2,396,655 3,535,520 1,994,589 16,012,276 1,475,917 17,407 76,628 28,628,202
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES
AND RESERVES $13,064,568 $160.000 $18.270.456 S10,163,817 $8,019,712 $40,128,565 $9,355,529 $17,407 $1,523,305 $100,703.357

THE TENTATIVE ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD,


NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX

INCREASE


Board of


Commissioners has tentatively adopted a measure to
increase its property tax levy.




Last year's property tax levy:


A. Initially proposed tax levy ......... .$11.695.038

B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board

and other assessment changes ...... .$170.826

C. Actual property tax levy .......... .$11.524.212


This year's proposed tax levy ........ .$ 13.070.100




All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public

hearing on the tax increase to be held on



Thursday, September 22, 2005

5:01 P.M.



304 NW 2nd Street

Okeechobee, Florida 34972


A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and

the budget will be made at this hearing.


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Free Kid's Day fishing festival planned


Taylor Creek Bass Club, with the
support of several local businesses,
will sponsor their 20th Annual Lee
McAllister Memorial free "Kids' Day
Fishing Festival". This festival will
be held at the Okee-Tantie Park air-
boat back ramp area on Sunday,
Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. until p.m.
ABassmaster Casting Kids com-
petition will be held from 10 a.m.
until 1 p.m. on this date. Following
instructions given by the members
of the Taylor Creek Bass Club and a
practice session, girls and boys
ages 7-10 and 11-14 will test their


fishing skills at flipping, pitching
and casting to targets. Rods and
reels will be provided for the com-
petition. Winners will receive a
medal, a rod and reel, and advance
to state competition. National win-
ners will compete for a share of
over $20,000 in scholarships. Each
contestant will receive a certificate
of participation.
A "Live Fishing Competition"
will begin at 1 p.m at the Okee-
Tantie back pond. Girls and boys
ages 4-6, 7-10 and 11-14 will be
given a fully rigged cane pole and a


container of worms. Each child
will pick a fishing spot along the
shore of the pond to try their luck at
catching the biggest and the most
fish in their age group. Trophies
and prizes will be awarded in each
age group.
Entry forms and drop boxes are
available at several local schools,
tackle shops, businesses and
restaurants. Participants are
encouraged to pre-register by drop
box or by mailing entry forms to
Taylor Creek Bass Club, c/o Bill
Seitz, 2315 S.E. 31st Street, Okee-


chobee, Fla. 34974 before Oct. 20.
Raffle prizes will be awarded based
on a lucky draw of registration
forms. Each child participating will
be given tickets for two soft drinks
and two hot dogs. Additional
drinks and hot dogs for adults and
children will be available at a nomi-
nal cost.
In the interest of safety and
comfort, law enforcement and
emergency medical personnel and
port-a-potties will be present. A
parent or guardian must accompa-
ny each child.


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Soccer team
meeting planned
The Lady Brahman soccer
team will have an informational
meeting at the Okeechobee High
School cafeteria on Sept. 19 at 7
p.m.
Parents and all interested stu-
dents are invited.
For information contact
coach Brian King at (863) 462-
5056i

Tourney to help
Kids in Distress
Big Reel Bassmasters of Mar-
'gate will hold its 22nd annual
Ghost & Goblins open bass tour-
nament to benefit Kids in Dis-
tress on Sunday, Oct. 23 in
Clewiston.
The entry fee is $120 per.two-
person team. There will be pay-
outs for first through fifth places.
The big bass award is $7,850
(based on a 125-boat field) plus
an additional $3,520 guaranteed
donated by various sponsors.
Contact Jim Pollock at (954)
695-6035 or e-mail him at
bigreeljim@aol.com for infor-
mation. Or, entry forms can be
downloaded at
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Touchdown Club
seeks new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this club is
to promote pride, respect, spirit and
Sunity among the O.H.S. players and
student body, staff, coaches, families
and the business community.
Anyone interested in the foot-


ball program at O.H.S. is invited to
join. Bronze membership is $300;
silver membership is $600; gold
membership is $900; and, plat-
inum membership is $1,200.
A portion of each membership
goes to the general athletic fund,
and another portion goes into a
scholarship trust.
For information, call Brahman
head football coach Chris Bran-
ham at (863)462-5050.


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
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 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Barbershoppers
looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing. Tenors, baritones,
leads and basses are all invited to
join our group. We. practice on
Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Health Care Center, 1646
U.S. 441 N. Join us in singing some
old time songs and community
entertainment. We are looking to
expand our group. Good clean fun
and a great sound are our objec-
tives. For information, call (863)
763-0175 or (863) 467-6347.

Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning or
afternoon shifts are available.
Many opportunities currently exist
and new programs to begin soon.
Please contact the lobby desk at
Raulerson Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For information, call
(863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The hos-
pital's Volunteen Program (ages
14-17) begins in June.

Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace, is
seeking paper towels, old large
towels, blankets, old kennels, a
push lawnmower, gardening uten-
sils and laundry detergent. Anyone
wishing to donate any of the above
items is asked to call (863) 763-
4630.

You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids In Distress is a com-
munity-supported agency dedicat-
ed to the care, treatment and pre-
vention of child abuse and neglect.
They have locations in Broward
and Palm Beach County.

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

VA vans are
running daily


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


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call to identify 714-999-0083


ANY INFO- on '95 Ford Dually
blk/silver w/Util Trir & 717 X
Trak John Deere mower
missing from Jefferson Ave
in Immokalee on 9/6 call Ar-
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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 201bs
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-
e plvwood, 2x4's, 2x6's,
vool ~nried, 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!
Will separate. (863)983-5557
PITBULL/CURR MIX, Female
5 or 6 yrs old. Outside dog,
very gentle w/ kids. Free to
good home. (863)763-4512
RABBIT MANURE- FREE,
(863)635-4690.
SCRAP METAL- you must
haul, (863)763-5771.





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

CARPENTERS
& DRYWALLERS
Experience a Must
DFWR (863)467-0831
CARPENTERS/LEADSMAN
!NEEDED-Local Work. Call
863-357-6018 or
772-215-0278

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AT LEAST ONE (1) UTILITY SERVICE MECHANIC
for the Okeechobee Utility Authority Maintenance
of Construction work. Applicant must be able to
perform light to heavy physical labor, must be
able to work in harmony with other employees
and be courteous to the general public. Applicant
must possess a valid FL Operator's Drivers'
License (only those with a clean driving record
forthe last three years need apply), have high
school diploma or equivalent, have neat, legible
handwriting and average mathematical skills.
Apply to the Okeechobee.Utility Authority Office,
100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Okee, FL 34974.
Applications will be accepted until position is
filled. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
(M/F/V/D) DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE.


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


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COSMETOLOGIST
FULL TIME
Must have experience.
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
Call: (863) 357-2442 for more info.

PERSONAL ASSISTANT WANTED
For a 3 acre Resort in Lake Port. Highly motivated and a
self starter. No physical limitations. Great communica-
tions & computer skills. Must love nature & animals. Able to
travel the U.S. (optional). Interested applicants fax resume to
Tim at Adventure Tour of South Flodda 863-946-1185

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


Must have CDL class B & 1 year verifiable driving
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



Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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










DRIVER NEEDED


Class A CDL Required.


Benefits Available.
Apply @

Walpole Feed &

Supply
2595 NW 8th Street


DAIRY FOREMAN:
Exp./Bilingual Preferred
House, Phone, Lights
Provided. Call
634-1758 or 634-1756
Exp. Plumbers Wanted, apply
in person. 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 Harvesting
Supervisor. Experienced in
Fresh Fruit preferred.
Interested please fax resume
to 239-369-2267
HARVESTING COMPANY
Looking for a Mechanic.
Interested please fax resume
to 239-369-2267







LAKEOKEECHOBEE
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
PAINTERS NEEDED
Experienced only
Must have transportation
(863)634-029.6
Your next job could be In
today's classified. Did
you look for it?


CNA. LPN or RN
Experienced only need apply.
For nights, weekends &
some weekdays (6pm-6am).
Smoke free environment.
Must be CPR Certified & able
to pass drug & TB tests.
Background check also req'd.
Fax resume to (863)763-9302
or call (863)634-5765


BASINGER AREA, P/T Horse
Exerciser: Experienced English
pleasure rider for exercising
orses needed 3 days a week.
Mornings only. Call M-F
6am-3pm (863)763-4723


Employment
Full Time


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
OFFICE ASSISTANT P/T
Must be computer literate and
able to perform general office
duties. Saturday & Sundays
Call Jodie at 763-5593 or
email resume/information to
walpoleaearthlink.net
P/T PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
.Exp. preferred. Weekday after-
- noons to 6pm & Saturdays to
2pm. Contact The Medicine
Shop w/you resume at
105 NW 5th St.
VOLUNTEER SPECIALIST
Non-profit has two part time
positions (with benefits) based
in Ft. Pierce with travel
between Okeechobee and
St. Lucie counties. For
complete details, go to
www.areaagency.org



NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call number out of your
area, use caution.

The classified are the
.most successful sales-
person in town.


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


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


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



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.
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


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
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
DINETTE SET & sleeper sofa,
2 gls end tbis & coffee tbl,
stereo sys. w/ spkrs. $200 all
will sep. (863)675-0483


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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
FUTON BUNK BED- New,
wood frame, $200
(863)675-0244
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


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Patio Galley

Do-it-yourselfers can build
this convenient patio galley
and bring the kitchen outside,
Featuring two shelves and a
drawer, the completed, patio
galley measures about 52
inches tall by 38 inches wide
by 15 inches deep.

Patio Galley plan

(No. 342),,, $8.95
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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
xtras $3,795 (561)818-1482
GOLF CART- Club Car, '91,
Electric, Great condition.
$1250. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART- Club Car, '97,
Body shell, no frame. $175.
(863)675-1472


AR 15 Stainless Steel Match
Barrel, $200.
(863)357-5754
BROWNING B-80 SL, 3" bar-
rel, 1 modified, 1 full, great
shape, $400.
(863)673-4927
DEER RIFLE Husqvarna,.
6.5x55MM, 4X Bushnell
Scope, synth. stk, ammo $275
(863)697-2033
RIFLE: Antique-Stevens Old
Action, 22 cal. Tube feed 12
shot, org. finish. Exc. cond.
$275 863-675-8465 LaBelle.
SHOT GUN: 8 Shot, "Parker-
ized" Mossberg, 12 ga pump -
1000 rounds-most 00 Buck.
$450. (863)675-8465 LaBelle.



BATHROOM SHOWER CHAIR,
with back, adjustable height,
$19. (863)357-8788
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)675-4912


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
SHUTTLE BUS, Ford Econo-
line, '91, 25 passenger, a/c,
$5000 or best offer.
(863)675-5947
TANNING BED, Wolfe Ovation,
24 bulb, $1600.
(863)983-0030
WATER COOLER- Zephyr Hills,
holds 5 gal bottle, like new,
white, $75. (863)447-2130.
WebTV Internate Terminal,
Battery operated keyboard &
Electric keyboard $50.
(863)467-2639



ORGAN Hammond, double
keyboard. Pd over $4000
asking $100 (863)675-0235


AQUARIUM- 55 Gal & acces-
sories $50. (863)763-0280
BABY PIGS, Muse area. 1
Pair. $20. (863)675-4981
BIRD FEEDER, including pole
& screw in support, $7.50.
(863)763-2935


BIRD CAGE, large, with
wheels, gray, good cond.,
$100 or best offer.
(863)467-4049
BLACK SILKIE CHICKS, $5
each. (863)675-6214
BOSTON TERRIER- 1 1/2
years old. $200.
(863)697-3346
CHIHUAHUA'S (2) beautiful
males, 10 wks, first shots &
health cert. $300 ea.
(772)517-6712.
DACHSHUND, Chocolate, Full
Blooded. 10 months old.
Male. Good w/kids. $150
(863)763-5883
DACHSHUND PUP- mini, (F),
tan, 8 weeks, 1st shots,
$250 (863)467-4728.
FINCH BREEDING CAGE -
large, 41/x3x2, pd $80 will
sell for $55 or best offer
(863)675-3032 LaBelle
MINI REX BUNNIES, 1 pair.
$20. Muse area:
(863)675-4981. .
PARROT CAGE Large. Asking
$300 (863)674-0205
jPIT BULL PUPS- 5 mos. old,
2M-1F, UTD on all shots,
$200 (863)763-7446
PITBULL Female, 8mos,
needs family without small
pets. Loves kids, very alert
$100 (863)484-0313
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
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 31/2 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



CASSETTE PLAYER/RECORD-
ER- Sony, With 100 country
Cassettes $40
(863)697-2033


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



DIXON- Zero turn, 38" cut,
Great shape, new tires, $700
or best offer. (863)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


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


Eagle Bay, 3/2, nice home
quiet street, SW section,
fenced yard, 1st, last, sec.
$1400 mo. (863)634-7296


KINGS BAY, 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 2
Story..Community Pool/Ten-
nis. $800 mo., 1st mo's. sec.
dep. & ref. (863)467-5221
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)946-0371


DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 5.6 ac,
3br, 2ba. Lg sc. rm, cleared &
fenced, beautiful trees &
Idscpg. Horses OK, Ig barn &
arena. Subdiv. into 4 sep. lots.
$475K (863)824-8793
OKEECHOBEE- For sale by
owner/agent, 3br, 2ba, block
home, w/lake access,
$225,000, (863)634-5792.


OKEECHOBEE5 ACRES
Lot in town, off Eagle Bay Dr.
$475,000 or best offer.
Interested parties call:
(207)288-8597 or Cell
(561)301-1343



OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, Lake
access, No pets, $1200 mo
1st, Last & Sec dep
561-236-9003
ON CANAL: 2/2 w/Easy Lake
Access & Dock. $800 mo. +
sec. inclds lawn maintenance.
(561)746-2921/262-1390.



LeBelle- '80, Vuuoue 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.
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


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


GAME FISHERMAN 12ft, fiber-
glass, w/ 16ft aluminum Magic
Tilt trailer. $700 or best offer
(863)467-9877
JOHNSON OUTBOARD,
115hp, w/throttle cable &
shifter, plus steering cable,
$1200. (772)342-7304
MONARCH ALUM BOAT, 15'-
Front platform 30HP Evin-
rude, tiller trir, $1800 neg.
(863)697-2969,
PRO CRAFT 170 COMBO'98
Excellent condition $7900 or
best offer (561)670-4742
Proline, '86, 17', 90hp Yama-
ha 1998, center console, t-
top, trlr like new, $6500.
(954)868-6518.
REINELL- 24' Cabin Cruiser,
305 Merc, I/0, Fly bridge, Bi-
mini, with trailer $1000 or
best offer (772)465-3925
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & 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


GAS SCOOTER- stand up,
good condition, $125 or best
offer (863)228-2828'
YUMBO CRUISER, only 50
miles, 200cc, good beginner
bike, $2500. (863)801-5353



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


MONTANA- '2001, 30', 12'
Slide. Excellent condition.
$13,500. 863-675-6135
TRAILER MOBILE- '74, 48',
Good shape $2500 or best
offer. (863)675-6822


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
o f f e r .
(863)763-8286/801-3364


V ,al Ic


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


OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
BUDGET SUMMARY
RECAP FOR NEWSPAPER
FISCAL YEAR OCTOBER 1, 2005 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2006


NISSAN STANZA 1985, good
work car, strong motor,
S$1295 cash. (561)358-6307
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE- '02,
Loaded, 4 new tires, Good
paint/no rust, $10,000. Neg
561-996-6017 or 996-2076
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
TOYOTA COROLLA 1992, 4
Door, Auto., 4 cyl., A/C.
Runs excellent. $1.800 or
best offer. (772)461-4044
VW RAIL BUGGY & PARTS -
needs work, will run, $350
or best offer (863)675-6214


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



Chevy Dqally 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,
$6000. (863)532-0079


BUCKET SEATS- 2; $50. Will
separate (863)675-0969
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
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION,
3.84, 4,000 miles, $500.
(956)784-0854
POSI TRACTION UNIT- with
gears, $300 or best offer
(863)467-8856.
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 PICKUP '86,
new motor, runs good, good
body, parts only, no title,
$900. (863)673-6738
CHEVY SILVERADO '92-
Sports truck, AC, new tires &
brakes, 350 motor, $4000
neg.(863)697-6618
DODGE RAM 50 1983, P/S,
Tool box, bedliner, 5 spd,
easy on gas, $1250.
(863)447-2130
FORD F100 1974, 2 wd.
$120'0 or Trade.
(863)675-4697
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 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
Find it faster. Sell It sooner,
intheclassifieds


TRAILER, Flat Bed, 8x20,
triple axle. $2500.
(772)569-6285
TRAILER, heavy duty, 6x20,
tandem axle, 3x5x1/4 frame,
w/3x3x3/16 side rails,
$2400 neg. (772)342-7304
UTILITY TRAILER- 8x10,


BUDGETED SURPLUS (DEFICIT) LESS DEPRECIATION


BUDGETED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS


BUDGETED BOND PRINCIPAL FUNDING (1999 SERIES)

BUDGETED BOND INTEREST FUNDING (1999 SERIES)

BUDGETED BOND PRINCIPAL FUNDING (2002 SERIES)

BUDGETED BOND INTEREST FUNDING (2002 SERIES)


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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-216
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VICTORIA GALIETTO,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of VIC-
TORIA GALIETTO, deceased, whose
date of death was April 2, 2005, and
whose Social Security Number is
084-03-5513, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division; the address of which
is 304 N.W.'Second Street, Room
101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE OECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is September 19,2005.
Arlene G. Lester-Baker
Personal Representative
6582 S.W. 13th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
CONELY & CONELY,. PA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
(863 763-3825
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for
Personal Representative
85052 ON 9/19,26/05
LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Workforce Consortium
announces a public meeting of the
Performance & Evaluation Committee
to which all persons are invited:
Date & Time: Wednesday,
September21,2005-8:30 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Trsure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters con-
cerning the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
tacting:
Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Flodda 34952
Should any person. wish to appeal, any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal isbased, in or-
der to provide a record for judicial re-
view.
85341 ON 9/19/05
LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Worce Development Board of the
Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
Treasure Coast Job Training Consor-
tum announces "Educational Retreat"
of the Workforce Development Board
to which all persons are invited:
Date&Time: Friday, September 23,
2005- 8:00 5:00 pm
Place: Indian River Community College
Chastain Campus -
Wolf High Technology Center
2400 SE Salerno Road
Stuart, FI
PURPOSE: To discuss matters con-
cerning the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. For more
Information or to obtain a copy of the
agenda, contact:
Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
772/335-3030
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based, in or-
der to provide a recordfod for judicial re-
view.
85345 ON 9/19/05
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
NOTICE: The Board of Adjustment of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will meet on
Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible.
The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council
Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The items of consideration at this
meeting are:
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a VARIANCE requesting to allow for an en-
croachment on in easement and standard setbacks from side setbacks from 10
feet to 3 feet. David and Rene' Wilson are the property owners and applicants. The
subject property is located at 816 Southeast 11th Street. Legal description: Lot 37
of Okeechobee Estates, Plat Book 3, Page 20, Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florid and is approximately 0.20 acres. This item was tabled at the Au-
gust 23,2005 meeting. Petition No. 05-003-V
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a VARIANCE on the South side setbacks
from 15 feet to 2 feet (Ref. LOR 90-375(s)). The City of Okeechobee Police Oe-
partment is the property owner and applicant. The subject property is located at
50 Southeast 2nd Avenue. Legal description: Block R of Flagler Park as described
in Plat Book 1,*Page.10, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Petition
No. 05-005-V
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a VARIANCE on front setbacks from 20 feet
to 10 feet and rear setbacks from 10 feet to 5 feet (Ref. LDR 90-285(2)). Roland
and Linda Durrance are the property owners and applicants. The subject property
is located at 907 West North Park Street. Legal description: Lot 3 and 4 of Block
199, City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5 of the Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida and is approximately 0.9169 acres. Petition No. 05-006-V
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION requesting allow-
ance of a drive through service window for a restaurant (Ref. LODR 90-283(1)).
Dennis and Anita Bryan are the property owners and applicants. The subject prop-
erty is located at 104 Southeast 6th Street. Legal description: Lots 10,11 and 12
of Block 220, First Addition of Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Pae 6, Public Records
of Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately 0,462 acres. Petition No.
05-002-SE.
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION for one dwelling unit
per commercial building, not exceedngnot eceedig two bedrooms or 800 square feet (Re.
LDR 90-253(15)). Haynes and Susan Williams are the property owners and appli-
cants. The subject property is located at 408 Northeast 3rd Street. Legal descrip-
tion: Lots 3 and the West 10 Feet of Lot 2 of Block 144, City of Okeechobee, Plat
Book 5, Page 5, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and is approxi-
mately 0.20 acres. Petition No. 05-003-SE
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION for adult family care
homes or assisted living facilities as provided by law (Ref. LDR 90-193(13)).
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc. is the property owner and applicants. The subject
property is located at 411 Soutneast 4th Street. Legal description: Lots 1,2,3, 4
and 5 of Block B, Central Park, Plat Book 2, Page 39, Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida and is approximately 2.0 acres. Petition No. 05-004-SE.
A copy of the entire petitions) and agenda are available in the General Services Of-
fice, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3372 x218.
Please be advised that the Board of Adjustment will serve as the decision making
body (quasis-Judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny the above Appli-
cationos).
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of Adustment with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to
ensure that a verbatim recprd.of the'proceedings is made and that the record in-
cludes the testimony and e cidtence on which the appeal will be based. General
Services Department tapes are for the sole purpose of backup tor official records
of the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
and Florida Statute 286.26, persons-with disabilfies needing special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook no later than two
(2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863 763-3372 x218 for assistance;
if hearing is impaired telephone the Florida Relay Service Number
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1.800-955-8770 (VOICE) for assistance.
Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
83076 ON 0/9,19/05

CITY LAND PLANNING AGENCY MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: The Land Plannin Agency for the City of Okeechobee will meet on Tues-
day, September 27, 2005 at 6:45 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The
meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers,
Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The item to be considered at this public meeting
is:
The LPA will consider amending Section 90, Division 5, Signs, of the City of
Okeechobee Land Development Regulations specifically regarding the proposal to
include Main Street's Murals and Visual Arts Program Guidelines. Also, any pro-
posed amendments, submitted by City Staff or Citizens, to the Comprehensive
Plan, which include the Land Development Regulations (LDR's) and render a rec-
ommendation to the City Council for consideration and final adoption.
A c ofhe entire a tins) d aendar avlabe ihei eralSe-
vices aice, oom r101 0iiy -an nry calling Cfatrinaoo at (863)763-3372,
extension 218. Please be advised that this board serves as a recommendation
board. All items considered are forwarded with their recommendation to the City
Council for final PUBLIC HEARING.
SALLTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPOeTUN[IY TO BEHERp AR
THiS PUBLC HEARING. Any person decid3g o appeal any u ecisnonny o n e Land
Planning Agency with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. General
Services Department tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records
of the department. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
and Florida Statute 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding should contactKanaCooknolater than two
(2) working days prior to the proceeding at 863) 763-3372 x218 for assistance;
iI hearing is impaired telephone the Florida Relay Service Number
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for assistance.
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Adininistrator
834930N 9/11.19/05

NOTICE OF OUA MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in spe-
cial session on Tuesday September 27, 2005 at 8:30 A..M., at the Okeechobee
Utility Authority Offices, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will hold a Public
Hearing as soon after 8:30 A.M. as possible to consider the proposed rates and
charges and the proposed budget for 2005-2006.
Considered also will be the wastewatertreatment plantexpansion
All interested parties foror against the proposed rates and/or budget can be heard at
said time and place. The needs of hearing or visually impaired persons shall be
met by contacting the Executive Director's Office at 863-763-9460 at least 48
hours prior to the Public Hearing by any person wishing assistance.
Pursuant to Section 286.105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he or she will need
a record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court report-
er, stenographer, or tape recorder for such verbatim record.
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
Landon C. Fortner, Jr.
Executive Director.
85106 ON 9/16/05
I
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
PLANNING BOARD
NOTICE: The Planning Board of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will meet on Tues-
day, September 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The
meeting will be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Cham-
bers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The item of consideration at this meeting
is:
* Conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider Rezonin Application No. 05-010-R sub-
mitted by property owners Hubert and RacheiPhillips. The application is to
change the zoning designation from Residential Single Family One (RSF -1) to
Heavy Commercial CHV) for property located at 1212 South Parrott Avenue. Le-
al description: Lots 11 and 12 of Block 17, South Okeeochobee, Plat Bohok 1,
Page 12, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and is approximately
0.69 acre(s)..
A copy of the entire applications] and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at (863 763-3372 x218.
Please be advised that this board serves as a recommendation board. All items
considered are forwarded with their recommendation to the City Council for final
public hearing Tuesday, October 18,2005.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter considered at
this meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and
for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based. Tapes are used for the sole purpose of back-up for the Clerk's Of-
fice.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Katina Cook, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x218; if you are heanng or voice im-
paid, call TD 1 -800-222-3445 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (ThY).
BCan Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
83078 ON 9/9,19/05


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WATER RATES. FEES & CHARGES

a Meter Size (service line installed by OUA) 1-Apr-05 Proposed
5/8" X 3/4" $700.00 $720.00
1" $1.150.00 $1,185.00
Larger than 1" Cost as determined by OUA xecuive director or his designee
b Meter Size (service line meter box and check valve installed by Developer)
1-Apr-05 5 Proposed
5/8" X 3/4" $125.00 $130.00
1" $180.00 $185.00
Larger than 1" Cost as determined by OUA ecutive Director or his designee
2 Backflow Prevention Fees
Any meter size and type of Backflow Device Cost as determined by OUA Executive Director or
his designee
3 Water System Capital Connection Charge
Meter Size 1-Apr-05 Proposed
5/8" X 3/4" Per ERC Minimum of 1 ERC $1,600.00 $1,650.00
Other Sizes (per ERC) $1,600.00 $1,650.00
4 Water Base Facility Charge
a Meter Size Single Family
(individually metered dwelling units
including homes, rv and mobile homes) 1-Apr-05 Proposed 2.75%
5/8" X3/4' $14.80 $15.21
1" $37.01 $38.03
1-1/2" $73.99 $76.02
2" $118.40 $121.66
b Meter Size Non-Residential ----
(individual ally metered units) -Apr-05 Proposed 2.75%
5/8" X 3/4" 818.20 818.70
1" S45.52 $46.77
1-1/2" S91.01 S93.51
2" S145.63 S149.63
3" S291.24 S299.25
4" S455.08 S467.59
6" 910.14 S935.17
8" S1,456.21 S1,496.26
c Master Meters (charge per unit connected to meter)
SMeter Siz (all sizes)
Effective 4/1/2005I Proposed 2.75%
Full M.H./Apt. R.V Full M.H./Apt. R.V
$14.80 $11.84 4.88 $15.21 $12.17 $5.01

5 a Gallonage Rates (Residential) -Apr,-5 Proposed 2.75
Block 1 $3.11 $3.20
Block 2 $4.67 $4.80
S Gallonage Rates (Master Metered) 1-Apr-05 Proposed 2.75%
Block 1 $3.11 $3.200
Block 2 $4.67 $4.80
c Gallonage Rates (Non-Residential) 1 -Apr-05 Proposed 2.75%
Block 1 $3.10 $3.20
Block 2 $4.65 $4.80
6 Block Allowances
a All Except Master Metered Block 1 Block 2
Meter Size Monthly Gallons Monthly Gallons
5/8" X 3/4" 0 3,000 Above 3,000
1" 0 -.8,000 Above 8,000
S1 1/2" 0- 15,000 Above 15,000
2" 0 24,000 Above 24,000
3" 0 48,000 Above 48,000
4" 0- 75,000 Above 75,000
6" 0-150,000 Above 150,000
8" 0 240,000 Above 240,000
b Block Allowances (Master Metered)
Unit Based Per ERC 3,000 Above 3,000
7 Guaranteed Revenue Charges
Guaranteed Revenue Charges (GRC) will be assessed to the DEVELOPER on a monthly basis for
all reserved ERCs not connected to the OUA water and wastewater services within two (2) years
from the date of execution of each developer's agreement. GRC will be assessed based on current
Base Facility Charges listed above for all reserved ERCs not connected to OUA System.
B WASTEWATER RATES. FEES & CHARGES
1 Wastewater Une Fees ____
a Service line installed by OUA -Apr- Proposed
4". Existing Gravity Service Line at Property Line $1,500.00 $1,575.00
6" Existing Gravity Service Line at Property Une 00.0 $1,995.00
Larger than 6" Cost as determined by UA-Executive Director or hii aesgne
Connection to Existing Gravity Main Line Cost as determined by OUA Executive director
his designee
b Inspection of Service line installed by Developer 1Apr-0
4" $118.45 $120.00
6" $118.45 $120.00
Q Installation of VaFve Pit on Vacuum Sewer System Cost as determined by OUA Executive
Director'of his designee-
S'Service Lhi 'nd6bhiected to Vacuum Sewer System Proosed
4" $1,575.001
6, $1,995.00
a Connection to Forcb Main Cost as determined by OUA Executive Director or his designee
2 Wastewater System Capital Connection Charge'
Motor- 8ao Apr-05
6/8L"-44 Per ERC Minimum of 1 ERC $1,500.00 $2,500.00
Other Siaoo (per ERC) $1,500.00
3 Wastewater Base Facility Charge (Residential)
ra Single Family (individually metered dwelling units including homes, rv and mobile homes)


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Mete


Meter Size r-05 Proposed 5%
5/8" X 3/4" $1.00 I $15.75
1" $37.51 $39.39
1-1/2" $75.00 $78.75
2" $120.01 $12601
Non-Residential (individually metered units)
Meter Siz e Apr-05P proposed 5%
5/8" X 3/4" S19.20 S20.16
1" S48.01 850.41
1-1/2" S96.00 8100.80
2" S153.61 8161.29
3" S307.23 S322.59
4" S480.05 8504.05
6" S960.08 S1,008.08
8" S1,536.13 S1,612.94.
Mr waste eters (charge per unit connected to meter)
= lelalsizes)


Effective 4/1/2005 Proposed 5%
Full M.H./Apt. R.V Full M.H./Apt. R.V
$15.00 $12.01 $4.96 $15.75 $12.61 $5.21
4 Gallonage Rates (residential per 1,000 gallons)
All Usage 1 -Apr-05 Proposed 5%
$4.67 $4.90
Gallonage Rates (non-residential per 1,000 gallons)
All Usage 1-Apr-05 Proposed 5%
$4.83 $5.07
Gallonage Rates (Master Metered per 1.000 gallons
All Usage 1.-.Ar $Proposed 5%0
5 Guaranteed Revenue Charges $4.90
Guaranteed Revenue Charges (GRC) will be assessed to the DEVELOPER on a monthly basis for
all reserved ERCs not connected to the OUA water and wastewater services within two (2) years
from the date of execution of each developer's agreement. GRC will be assessed based on current
Base Facility Charges listed above for all reserved ERCs not connected to OUA System.


6 6 Reclaimed Water
(Volumetric charges for reclaimed water
shall be based upon meter consumption
per 1,000 gallons and billed monthly.)
:7. 68 Septage
Septage charges per 1,000 gallons


$0.16 t Be
SDetermined By Board


W300


Toermined By Board
Determined By Board


Sole Proprietary Fire Protection Systems (Sprinkler Systems)
Service Size -pr-0
4" $40.00
6" $85.00
8" $175.00
10" $350.00


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bee Utility Authority
ate Schedule
Exhibit A


2 Hydrant Meters
The charges for temporary water service delivered through a fire hydrant meter shall be as follows:
a Set-up Charge $60.00 $62.00
b Monthly Service Charge $25.00
5/8 x3/4" Meter
1" Meter $50.00
2" Meter $145.93 $150.00
3" Meter $291.24 $300.00
c Consumption Rate per 1,000 gallons
> Block 1 $3.10 $4.00
)>- Block 2 $4.65 $6.00
d Meter relocation (per move) $40.00 $41.00
e Removal of meter by other than OUA forces $125.00 $130.00
DEPOSITS FOR SERVICE (MINIMUM) ----
1 Residential Property Owners as Occupants -Apr-05 P d
a Water Service Only 3/4" S75.00 $80.00
b Wastewater Service Only 3/4" $85.00 $90.00
c Water & Wastewater 3/4" S160.00 $170.00
d Water Service only 1" 8110.00 $115.00
e Wastewater Service only 1" S125.00 $130.00
f Water & Wastewater 1" S230.00 $245.00
2 Residential Non-Owners -Ar-05roosed
a Water Service Only 3/4" S125.00 $130.00
b Wastewater Service Only 3/4" S125.00 $130.00
c Water & Wastewater 3/4" S250.00 $260.00
d Water Service only 1" 8175.00 $180.00
e Wastewater Service only 1" S185.00 $195.00
f Water & Wastewater 1" S360.00 $375.00
3 Non-Residential and Master Meters
Deposit to equal three highest months in last 12 months Utility Bills for service with the following
as minimum:


Meter Size
5/8" X 3/4"
1"
1-1/2"
2"
3"
4"
6"
8".
E SPECI


Water Only Wastewater Only Water & Wastewater
Bfect1e4/1io00 Effective 4/1/2005 Effective 4/1/2005
S125.00 S125.00 $250.00
S200.00 S225.00 $425.00
S375.00 S425.00 $800.00
S600.00 5685.00 $1,200.00
S1,200.00 S1,375.00 $2,575.00
S1,875.00 52,150.00 $4,025.00
S3,750.00 S4,280.00 $8,030.00
86,000.00 S6,850.00 $12,000.00
AL SERVICE CHARGES, PER OCCURRENCE


Water Only Wastewater Only Water & Wastewater
Proposedl001/05 Proposed 10/0105 Proposed 10/01/05
S130.00 S130.00 S260.00
S205.00 S230.00 S435.00
S390.00 S440.00 S830.00
S620.00 S705.00 S1,325.00
S1,235.00 S1,415.00 S2,650.00
S1,930.00 S2,215.00 S4,145.00
S3,860.00 S4,410.00 88,270.00
S6,180.00 S7,055.00 S13,235.00


1-Apr-05 Proposed
Turn-on, except for new service $17.00 $18.00
Turn-off at customer request $17.00 $18.00
Turn-off for delinquency in payment of a bill or
failure to pay increased water deposit as required. $17.00 $18.00
Performance of any of the above services after
regular office hours. $55.00 $57.00
Reconnect fee after meter and/or sewer service has-----
been removed for non-payment for less than 365 days.
removed for non-payment for less than 1,095 days.
Fee is for each 12 month period or fraction thereof after service is terminated
Proposed per ERC


Meter Size
5/8" X 3/4"
1"
1-1/2"
2"
3"
4"
6"


Water Charges Sewer Charges Water Charges Sewer Charges
Effective 04/01/05 Effective 04/01/05. Proposed 10/01/05 Proposed 10/01/05
$90.00 $95.00 S100.00 S100.00
$225.00 $220.00 S235.00 S235.00
$450.00 ,$435.00 S460.00 S460.00
$725.00 $700.00 S745.00 S745.00
$1,425.00 $1,400.00 S1,465.00 S1,465.00
$2,200.00 $3,250.00 S2,260.00 S3,415.00
$4,425.00 $4,350.00 S4,550.00 S4,570.00


6 Install water meter and reconnect sewer for any customer after 1,095 days where water was discontinued
and meter removed for non-payment.
Same as new service installation fees and Capital Connection Charges for water and/or wastewater lines.

7 Meter re-read at customer's request -A-5 Proposed
a. Standard Scheduling $22.00 $23.001
b By appointment $33.00 $34.00
c No charge for discrepancy of 10,000 gallons or more. N/A N/A
8 Testing Meter,at Customer's Request 1-Apr-05 Proposed
a Test result showing meter reads high No Charge No Charge
b Test result showing meter reads correctly or below.
Meter Size $30.00 $32.00
1" $40.00 $41.00
1-1/2" $60.00 $62.00
2" $83.00 $85.00
Above 2" Meter Cost as determined by OUA Executive Director or his designee

AprProposed
9 Unauthorized turn-on, or tampering
a Tamnpering with water meter, per occurrence $55.00 $57.00
b Tampering with wastewater line, $500.00 $515.00
illegal hook-In, per occurrence
c Unauthorized use of water system, per occurrence $500.00 $515.00
plus usage fee of estimated gallons multiplied by
the customer's block rate as set forth in Exhibit A
d Service lines) to be removed after second occurrence of 9a or 9b.
10 Reinstallation of service line after removed due to illegal turn on or tampering with service.
Same as new service installation fees and Capital Connection Charges for water and/or wastewater lines.
11 Developer/owner changing meter from one location Apr_-0 Proposed I
to another without permission of OUA; per occurrence. $55.00 Same as 9c above

12 Destruction of meter and or related equipment
Charge based upon actual replacement cost (labor and materials) plus a 15% administrative charge e9F4416B0
whiohovor is groatori per occurrence.
13 Returned check
Prevailing Legal Rate as. per Florida Law, plus other applicable fees in the event service is discontinued.
14 Account record history, requested by customer
a Certified Copy (per page) 1-Apor-5
b One-sided copy (per page) $0.20 5
c Two-sided copy (per page) $0.22 0.30
d Research of Records (per 1/4 hr or fraction thereof $5.50 5.75
with a minimum of S,60 $ 5.7per request)

15 Recording easements, annexation agreements, etc $11.00 11.50
(per page)
16 Project plan review
The Okeechobee Utility Authority will review all plans and specifications of all proposed water and/or sewer
facilities and the owner or developer will pay a one-time fee of $69Q, 9$60.00 per page of drawing. Project
plans will not be approved until full payment of fee is received.
17 Project Inspection
All projects must be Inspected by the Okeechobee Utility Authority and the owner or developer shall pay fees at
the rate of$,2a90 $25.00 per hour during regular office hours and 1-1/2 times that rate after regular office
hours billed monthly and paid before C.O. is approved.
18 Miscellaneous charges for services not Included above.
Actual cost of material and labor required plus an administrative charge of 15% or $27.50, whichever is greater,
to be determined by OUA personnel
19 Fee on delinquent accounts
10% per month on delinquent amount due to date account is closed, or meter removed, not to exceed three
(3) consecutive monthly charge periods.
20 Interest on closed accounts
Interest computed on closed accounts at the rate of 1-1/2% per month for a period not to exceed 1 year.
21 Laboratory testing by OUA
The Okeechobee Utility Authority may perform laboratory testing for a developer or individual at the following
prices:
1-Apr-05 Proposed
a B.O.D. S31.00 S32.00
b Suspended Solids S13.25 S13.75
c Chlorine residual S13.25 S13.75
d Fecal Coliform S22.25 S23.00
e Total Coliform S22.25 S23.00
f Chloride 513.25 S13.75
Fluoride 811.00 S11.50
S H S13.25 S13.75
I Total dissolved solids 13.25 S13.75
I Dissolved oxygen 55.50 S5.75
k Turbidity S13.25 S13.75



The above testing will be done In the OUA's laboratory. Any other testing will be sent to a certified lab and the
developer or individual will be billed for the cost of the testing plus a 15% administrative charge. All samples must be delivered
to the OUA laboratory in approved containers. If the OUA collects samples or performs testing In the field, then actual cost of
labor plus a 15% administrative charge will be added to the above fees.


8 f Industrial Wastewater
To be determined on an individual basis according to volume and characteristics of wastewater by
special agreement.
,9 8 High Strength Industrial Wastewater Surcharge
To be determined on an individual basis according to volume and characteristics of wastewater by
special agreement.


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$0.00 5/17/04
$0.00 5/17/04
$30,000.00 7/26/03
$10,000.00 6/1/67
$0.00 3/30/05
$0.00 3/30/05
$0.00 3/30/05
$0.00 3/30/05
$0.00 5/12/05
$0.00 5/12/05
$25,000.00 8/18/97
$25,000.00 8/18/97
$35,000.00 6/26/02
$155,000.00 6/30/04
$342,900.00 9/1/04
$32,900.00 5/1/90
$30,000.00 1126/05
$9,000.00 1,0/25/02
$55,000.00 1/27/04
$70,100.00 10/23/01.
$80,000.00 10/24/02
$175,000.00 10/22/04
$4,500.00 10/2/03,
$0.00 11/30/99
$0.00 12/1/86
$0.00 12/30/03
$1,193,900.00 11/6/98
$47,000.00 10/11/00
$22,500.00 2/24/05
$350,000.00 6/1/04
$0.00 6/1/05
$0.00 6/24/05
$0.00 6/24/05
$9.00 6/24/05
$17,000.00 8/19/87
$35,000.00, 9/17/02;
$41,300.00 10/8/04
$63,000.00 12/18/02
$0.00 10/10/02
$0.00 8/29/02
$0.00 6/27/05
$60,000.00 7/27/01
$0.00 8/1/01
$0.00 10/22/02
$82,000.00 12/2/03
$150,000.00 11/1/85
$0.00 8/10/01
$33,500.00 6/5/04
$126,000.00 6/15/05
$37,500.00 8/1/83
" $0.00 12/1/83
$119,000.00 1/20/99
$178,000.00 8/12/04
$240,000.00 2/9/00
$27,000.00 2/17/05
$59,000.00 6/1/93
$0.00 2/1/91
$0.00 4/1/05
$0.00 12/20/02
$0.00 12/20/02
$0.00 12/20/02
$0.00 12/20/02
$0.00 12/20/02
$0.00 9/17/02
$35,000.00 12/29/03
$6,000.00 11/1/91
$44,000.00 ; 9/1/73
$0.00 2/1/75


$0.00 12/28/77
$0.00 8/19/03
$0.00 9/17/02
$0.00 9/17/02
$28,000.00 10/27/03.
$25,000.00 4/30/01
$0.00 9/17/02'
,$37,500.00 6/3/05
$45,000.00 7/8/02
$16,500.00 4/6/05
$0.00 12/20/02


Sale2 Price
$4,800.00
$11,000.00
$0.00
$5,000.00
$51,000.00
$8,300.00
$52,000.00
$0.00
$8,000.00
$70,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$5,500.00
$0.00
$0.00
$80,000.00
$500.00
$6,000.00
$6,000.00
$21,500.00
$0.00
$8,600.00
$5,000.00
$8,000.00
$8,500.00
$140,000.00
$18,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$42,900.00
$0.00
$0.00
$2,300.00
$0.00
$700.00
$3,000.00
$2,300.00
$22,500.00
$0.00
$0.00
$6,500.00
$700.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.0,0
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$6,500.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$68,000.00
$30,000.00
$95,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$7,000.00
$24,000.00
$159,500.00
$0.00
$0.00
$211,000.00
$0.00
$45,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$1,200.00
$11,500.00
$34,000.00
$0.00
$20,000.00
$70,000.00
$1,700.00
$1,800.00
S$0.00
$36,500.00
$35,000.00
$66,700.00
$13,000.00
$0.00
$4,500.00
$4,500.00
$5,000.00
$129,000.00
$25,000.00
$0.00
$15,800.00
$7,500.00
$0.00
$2,100.00
$2,000.00
$3,000.00
$3,000.00
$1,800.00
$1,800.00
$0.00
$1,400.00
$5,000.00
$4,600.00


$0.00
$0.00
$3,300.00
$2,900.00
.$23,000.00
$8,000.00
$3,500.00
$27,000.00
$11,400.00
$0.00
$2,900.00


Name
LANDVESTORS LLC
THYS MARYSE
THYS MARYSE
SOUTHERN HOMESITES INC
GUNVALDSEN WAYNE S & MICHELLE
MOSIER CRAIG L & SATTEN NANCY
MCINTOSH JOYCE E
GAYNOR MICHAEL & JACQUELINE
SOUTHERN HOMESITES INC
SILLS GLEN E & TRACY A
KARLA & DEBRA HOLDINGS LLC
KARLA & DEBRA HOLDINGS LLC
SIERRA DORIS
PAYNE LARRY R & JEANNE A
FAGAN WILLIAM & CATHERINE
NEUHAUS LINDA D
SIMON JOHN
GUANCI THOMAS F
BRADEIS KATHRYN & BROWN
GUERRERO FRANCISCO
RAMNARAIN KAWAL P & RAMNARAIN
SHAH AHMAD
CLAMPITT MARK, ETAL.
STALCUP WILLIAM J, ETAL.
ABNER LESLIE & ABNER ELIZABETH
ACAS OKEECHOBEE 1 LLC
HOULE JEANNINE A
BERRY WILLIAM L
MURRISH JANICE COLLIER
BOND PATRICIA R, ETAL.
CARLTON LARRY & ANDREA
MERKIN CAROLYN A
WATFORD STEVE R
DONAUBAUER YVONNE E
PIERSALL JUDY L
PIERSALL JUDY L
PIERSALL JUDY L
PIERSALL JUDY L
PIERSALL JUDY L
PIERSALL JUDY L
RADA MICHAEL P & RADA CHARLES
G M WORLEY INC.
GRACECO TRUST
GRACECO TRUST
GRACECO TRUST
GRACECO TRUST
GRACECO TRUST
GRACECO TRUST
FALLON FAYE & GONZALEZ CLARA
FALLON FAYE & GONZALEZ CLARA
RUPNARAIN NARAIN & MAVIS
HOAK GERALD & JENNIFER
FILHO EDIVAR F & REIS CARLA D
RUPNARAIN NARAIN D & MAVIS
CHEN-SANG NORMAN ROY
EUGENE HERBERT & ANTOINISE
ALASMAR HATEM K & RAJAA H
ANDREWS ELIZABETH J
ARNOLD PAUL J
TOVAR MAURO
ENGEL EDWARD C.& POPEJOY DONNA
WRIGHT MARGARET M
MCCOIN JAMES W,
RENO KYLE & RENO SARAH
GOODBREAD GEORGE A
CARLTON LARRY & ANDREA
TCMH BUILDERS INC
O K VENTURES LLC
POLLARD JAY LEE
B S R LAND COMPANY
B S R LAND COMPANY
BS:R LAND COMPANY
B S R LAND COMPANY
PEREIRA DAVID & PEREIRA JOHN
ALLEN PHILLIP A & ELAINE
GREEN ELWIN D & BARBARA 0
MALONE LINDA
ASH BARBARA L
MYERS JOHN JAY & LOWRY HOLLY J
RAMSUCHIT TAIJRAM & DAIWANTEE
RAMSUCHIT TAIJRAM & DAIWANTEE
MCELROY ROXANNE M & STEPHAN
HElL SHERI L
. HARGIS KYLE & WINIFRED
BRINDABAN TRUST, RAALMASY AS
VENTRESCA VINCENT & MARY
GAUDIN SCOTT C & MARIE D
BAKER N ANN
BAKER NANN
HOWARD GEORGE
SURFACE RUSSELL L & DONNA J
ATES EDWARD R & DOTTIE S
STRINGER NEIL
WILLOUGHBY DAVID E & JANE A
AUSBURN JOHN H (LIFE ESTATE)
PETRUS DELORIS & JAMES DASMIE
VIKING LAND INC
VIKING LAND INC
VIKING LAND INC
VIKING LAND INC
VIKING LAND INC
VIKING LAND INC
BARREAU JAMES E
EDEN DELGADO PA
C H L HOLDINGS INC
C H L HOLDINGS INC


WOODALL LOUIS DAVID
HAWK CHARLES W
VIKING LAND INC
VIKING LAND INC
SIMON JOHN
C H L HOLDINGS .NC
VIKING LAND INC
TUCKER SIDNEY & CHRISTIE
CARTER ROBERT & SCHMIDT JAMES
B S R LAND COMPANY
VIKING LAND INC


Street
NW 38TH
NW 292ND
NW 292ND
NW 258TH
NE 4TH
NW 262ND
NW 160TH


NE 39TH
NW 9TH

NW 25TH
NW 26TH
NW 36TH.
SE 97TH
NW 314TH
NW 294TH
NW 302ND
NW 102ND
NW 276TH
NW 280TH
NW 278TH
NW 280TH
SE 30TH
SW 16TH
SE 37TH
SE 34TH
SW 2ND
SE 96TH
HWY 78 W
NW 22ND
NW 36TH
NW 53RD
NW 296TH
NW 296TH
NW 296TH
NW 294TH
NW 294TH
NW 294TH
NW 292ND







HWY 78 W
HWY 78 W
NW 284TH
SE 36TH
SE 130TH
NW 268TH'
NW 268TH
NW 260TH
SE 44TH
SE 43RD
HWY 441 SE
NE 3RD
SE 8TH
SE 26TH
SE 23RD

SE 128TH

NW 36TH

NE 103RD
NW 320TH
NW 320TH
NW 320TH
NW 316TH
' NW 308TH
NW 290TH
NE 11TH
NE 29TH
HWY 441 N
NE 1ST
NW 302ND
NW 300TH
NE 3RD
NW 280TH
SE 36TH
SE 27TH

SW 18TH
SW 23RD
SW 24TH
NE 5TH
SE 8TH
SE 21ST
NW 36TH

HWY 441 SE

NW 318TH
NW 314TH
NW 308TH
NW 312TH
NW 306TH
NW 300TH
NW 292ND

NW 274TH


NW 274TH
SE 8TH
SE 8TH
NW 288TH
NW 282ND
NW 274TH
NW 288TH
NW 282ND
NW 282ND
NW 278TH
NW 268TH
NW 260TH


Information Source: Okeechobee County Property Appraiser Website www.okeechobeepa.com


St. Type


Total Acres


AVE 0
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
DR 4.73
ST 1.25
ST 1.02
1.25
1.25
BLVD 2.11
AVE 0.325
0.133
AVE 0
AVE 0
ST 0
WAY 0.16
ST 1.25
ST 1.5
ST 1.25
ST 1.59
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
PKWY 0.25
AVE 57.8
CT 0
LANE 0
ST 0.325.
CIR 0
0
AVE 0
AVE 0
TERR 0
ST 1.5
ST 1.5
ST 1.5
ST 1.5
ST 1.5
ST 1.5
ST 1.25
0.
0
0
0 .
0
0
0
0
0
ST 1.25
TERR 0.184
WAY 10
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 0
TRAC 0
0
ST 1.032
AVE 0.189
ST 0
CT 0
1.86
AVE 46.76
0
AVE 0
1.842
AVE 1
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.5
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
LN 0.445
TERR 0.202
0.691
TERR 0
ST 1.5
ST 1.5
LANE 0
ST 1.25
AVE 0
ST 0 .
1.25
ST 0.223
ST 0.223
ST 0.223
ST 0
AVE 0.206
ST 0
AVE 0
0
0.315
2.5
ST 1.5
ST 1.25
ST 2.5
ST 2.5
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
0
ST 1.25
ST 1.25


ST 10.66
ST 9.99
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.5


Use
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
STORES/1 S
VACANTCOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
PASTURE CL
MOBILE HOM
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
SINGLE FAM
CONDOMINIA
SINGLE FAM
SINGLE FAM
MOBILE HOM
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
PASTURE CL
NON AG ACR
VACANT
NON AG ACR
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
, VACANT
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
MOBILE HOM
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
. VACANT
VACANT


PASTURE CL
PASTURE/SF
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT