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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 266


Friday, September 23, 2005


50N Plus tax


Briefs

Cause of power
outage determined
An undetermined number
of Florida Power and Light
(FP&L) customers in 'the
southwestern part of the city
were out of electricity for a lit-
tle over an hour Wednesday
evening. An FP&L spokesman
stated the cause of the outage
was the failure of a lighting
arrestor on a feeder line on
Ferrell Road. Power was
restored about 9 p.m.

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Index
Classifieds ......10-12
Comics ............9
Community Events .... 4
Crossword ......... 10
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ........... .8
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County fair is a possibility


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The county came a step clos-
er to having a county fair Thurs-
day when the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners approved the charter
and by laws of the Okeechobee
County Fair Association. '
Linda Syfrett, president of the
fair association, noted that there
are 69 subscribers to the associ-
ation and that the association
has assets of $12,000. She said
the committee has been work-


ing hard toward a charted fair.
She noted that the Agri-Civc
Center land was purchased for a
county fair and she said it was
time to get on with that event.
John Cassels, county attor-
ney, advised against commis-
sioners serving on the fair advi-
sory committee since they will
be continually dealing with
requests for county resources to
be used for the fair.
"You need to resign one posi-
tion or another," he advised
commissioners.


Committee member Libby
Maxwell, who is also an attor-
ney, disagreed and stated there
was a distinction between char-
ter members and members, of
the association.
Mr. Cassels still urged against
commissioner participation.
Upon his recommendation, all
commissioners withdrew from
the association.
The all-new fair association
was formed for having an annu-
al fair at the Agri-Civic Center.
The state statue that governs


charted county fairs requires
that at least 25 members sub-
scribe to the fair and that the
association have least $5,000 in
assets.
The fair board has nine direc-
tors: president Linda Syfrett,
vice-president Bill Phares, secre-
tary Dianne Span, treasurer
Terry Burroughs, and members
Larry Davis, John Gilliland,
Libby Maxwell, Bud Slay and
Robbi Sumner.
The organization plans to
hold the first fair in March 2007


in conjunction with the Okee-
chobee Youth Livestock Show.
In a related matter, the Agri-
Civic Center advisory commit-
tee recommended that the com-
missioners reconsider their
ruling against rent reduction
and fee waivers for non-profit
groups. They presented com-
missioners with a long list of
youth organizations they pro-
posed be allowed to use the
facility at a free or reduced rate.
See Fair -Page 2


County deals


with drainage


problem at park


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Thursday meeting of the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners was
shorter than usual and business-
man Floyd Wooley took up
good bit of the commissioners'
time.
At a June 20 commission
meeting Mr. Wooley held the
floor for about 90 minutes to ask
for help with a drainage prob-
lem on industrial park property
he leases from the county. About
two years ago, he bought a 20-
year-old building in the industri-
al park and signed a 20-year
lease with the county for the
land occupied by that building.
Later he discovered drainage is
from the front of the lot to the
back, and that water was run-
ning into his building. He asked
commissioners to pay for part of
the cost for fixing the drainage


problem.
At that time Commissioner
Clif Betts made a motion to look
at the cost to determine if the
county should pay some of it.
The motion was defeated with
commissioners Ray Domer,
Elvie Posey and John Abney vot-
ing no. However, the board did
agree to Mr. Wooley's request to
renew his 20-year lease for
another 20 years.
Mr. Wooley would not give
up. At Thursday's meeting he
revisited the issue.
This time he produced a let-
ter to Bill Royce, the county's
director of planning and zoning,
from Craig A Smith & Associ-
ates. The letter, claimed Mr.
Wooley, stated that the county
was liable for the drainage prob-
lem.
Mr. Abney said the park was
designed by an engineer and
See Drainage Page 2


School district


filing complaint


against company


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An official with the Okee-
chobee County School District
is in the process of filing a
complaint with the Okee-
chobee City Police Depart-
ment against a New Jersey
company.
The company Students
of America, Inc. (aka, Ameri-
can Youth Corp.) is alleged-
ly selling advertising on behalf
of the Okeechobee High
School without authorization.
Lee Dixon, assistant super-
intendent of administrative


services with the school dis-
trict, said he is in the process
of filling out the complaint.
Once completed, the form will
be turned over the police
department and an investiga-
tion will ensue.
"I am making the com-
plaint on behalf of the school
board," he said. "They (the
company) claim they are put-
ting together a set of note-
books with drug and alcohol
prevention messages on
behalf of the school board for
the high school."
See Complaint Page 2


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Residents in the small town
of Franklinton, La., were still
talking about the tractor-trailer
full of supplies from Okee-
chobee yesterday even as they
waited for news of where Hurri-
cane Rita was headed.
Franklinton is the small town
in Louisiana that Okeechobee
adopted approximately 10 days
ago. Located 75 miles north of
New Orleans in the southeast
corner of Louisiana, Franklinton
is home to approximately 4,000
people. They are an agricultural
community whose economy is
mainly based on dairy farming
and timber. They are the seat of
Washington Parish (county),
which only has four towns in
the parish.
Eighty percent of the homes
in Franklinton were damaged or
destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
The damage was widespread
throughout Washington Parish
with many homes being com-
pletely destroyed.
Okeechobee chose to adopt
Franklinton as their sister city
and that is when the tidal wave
of giving began. People donated
money, canned food, baby sup-
plies, health supplies, blankets,
sleeping bags, insect repellent
and numerous other goods.
Day after day volunteers
worked diligently to collect, sort
and pack the overwhelming


Don Norton (left) of Franklinton, La., and Walpole driver
Rick Canevari of Okeechobee take a few minutes to
check out part of the donations sent to Franklinton by the
citizens of Okeechobee.

"Please let everyone know that we appreci-
ate everything you've done for us. Tell every-
one thank you, thank you, thank you."
Don Norton, Franklinton, La.


amount of items. VFW Post
#10539 graciously opened their
doors to serve as a collection
and storage center for the ever-
growing mountain of supplies.
Walpole, ,Inc., generously
offered the use of a tractor-trail-
er and driver Rick Canevari to


haul the goods to Franklinton.
Volunteers worked in two
shifts Wednesday through
Friday day and night to box
the items. Saturday morning
numerous volunteers arrived at

See Rita-Page 2


Kiwanis members learn


about domestic violence


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Kiwanis Club members wel-
comed Martha's House repre-
sentatives Stephanie Locke and
Crystal Royal as guest speakers
at Thursday's meeting.
Mrs. Locke, executive direc-
tor of Martha's House, told club
members that the growth of
Okeechobee is eminent. And
with that growth also comes the
growth of domestic violence
issues.
She stated that according to
the Florida Coalition Against


Domestic Violence, there are
more than 40 certified domestic
violence shelters in the state of
Florida that serve both men and
women in domestic violence sit-
uations.
Mrs. Locke went on, to say
that those same statistics noted
that 22-25 percent of women
will experience some form of
domestic violence.
Mrs. Royal, theshelter's direc-
tor, spoke to the group about the
outreach and counseling pro-
grams available. Those pro-
grams include a sexual assault


victim's advocate, and a rape
prevention and education pro-
gram. She stated that the rape
prevention program, which has
been in place for more than two
years, visits middle and high
schools and educates students
on topics such as sexual harass-
ment, date rape and sexual
assault.
"The programs for young
people help them to understand
how to avoid some situations
and to feel confident about com-
See Violence Page 2


Okeechobee Neiws'D. Hamilton
Stephanie Lock (center), executive director of Martha's House,
along with domestic violence abuse shelter director Crystal
Royal (second left) were introduced as guest speakers at
Thursday's Kiwanis Club meeting by club member Devin
Maxwell (far right), his wife Libby Maxwell and their son Alex.


Franklinton, LA: All eyes are on Rita


Special to Okeechobee News
Don Norton (left), of Franklinton, La., Franklinton Mayor Earl Brown (center) and Wal-
pole driver Rick Canevari worked diligently to help unload the supplies sent from the
citizens of Okeechobee to help the area around Franklinton after Hurricane Katrina.

Generosity overwhelms Franklinton


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2 The Okeechobee News, Friday, September 23, 2005


News Briefs Rita


Chamber announces
Wilbur's reappointment
The Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce member
and supporter, Ms. Nancy Wilbur
has been reappointed for a term
beginning Sept. 13 and ending
June 20, 2007 to the Florida Inde-
pendent Living Council, by Gover-
nor Jeb Bush. Ms. Wilbur is our
voice in this government appoint-
ed council and provides us with the
latest news of their activities and
decisions, during our monthly gen-
eral membership meetings.

Legislative body
will meet Nov. 2
OKEECHOBEE State Repre-
sentative Frank Attkisson, chair-
man of the Okeechobee County
Legislative Delegation, has
announced that the next meeting
of that group will be Wednesday,
Nov. 2, from 1:30 until 4 p.m. in the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners chambers,
304 N.W. Second St.
The delegation will hear con-
cerns and ideas for potential legis-
lation. Members of the community,
as well as local and county govern-
ments, may present their concerns
to the delegation at this time.
If you are want to address the
delegation, contact the Rep.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3.

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

Hurricane Katrina
donations sought
The Brahma Bull Restaurant,
2405 U.S. 441 S.E., will host a bene-
fit Sunday, Sept. 25, starting at
noon. There will be live music
throughout the day, as well as food
for $6.99 per plate. The menu
includes barbecue beef, hot dogs,
hamburgers and all the fixings, as
well as deserts. Donations 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 Hurricane
Katrina Disaster Relief Fund. Cus-
tomers 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 mis-
sion 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 contribu-
tions. Checks should be made out
to the Florida Baptist Convention
and designated for Hurricane Relief
and sent to: Florida Baptist Con-
vention, Business Services, Box
5579, Jacksonville, Fla., 32247.
Donations can also be made by
VISA, MasterCard or Discover by
calling 800-226-8584, ext. 3049.
Donations can be made on
behalf of the City of Okeechobee at
the SunTrust Bank, 815 S. Parrott
Ave. For information, contact Sun-
Trust Bank at (863) 763-1903.
Okeechobee Ministerial Asso-
ciation to coordinate relief efforts
for churches. Contact your church
for information.
The Okeechobee Church of
God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will take
a truckload of donations to the
Mobile, Ala., every Thursday start-
ing Sept. 8. For information, call
(863) 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/searching/
www.nola.com/forums/Iostandfound/
neworleans.craigslist.org/laf/
http://flndkatrina.com/
www.wwltv.com/forums/
www.katrlnacheckin.org/okay/
www.katrinacheckin.org/searching/
nokr.org/nok/restricted/home.htm/
www.familymessages.org
www.redcross.org


Continued From Page 1
the VFW around 7:30 a.m. to
begin loading the truck. Box after
box was passed down a human
chain and onto the truck. By 11
a.m. the truck was packed from
top to bottom, and from the front
to within a few feet of the back.
Then, the truck and Mr. Canevari
were sent on their way.
The precious cargo arrived in
Franklinton early Monday morn-
ing. With the help of local
inmates and volunteers they
made quick work in unpacking
the truck.
"It's all over town," stated
Chris Gauthier, a resident of
Franklinton. "People have been
saying that they can't believe it
was packed so full and that the
donations were so nice."
Ms. Gauthier stated that Mayor
Earl Brown told the town that


Drainage

Continued From Page 1
approved by the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD). In addition, each tenant
had to comply with the master
drainage plant. He said the previ-
ous tenant was required to fix
drainage problems.
"If there was a violation you
inherited it," Mr. Abney asserted.
County Administrator George
Long said the county has never
made improvements on individual
sites except to provide fill dirt.
County Attorney John Cassels
said it was not the county's prob-
lem, but was the previous tenant's
problem and then it became Mr.
Wooley's problem when he leased
the land.
Mr. Abney reminded Mr. Woo-
ley that the commission had
already made a decision on the


Complaint

Continued From Page 1
The company, said Mr. Dixon,
was told in October of 2002 to
cease and desist from soliciting
advertising in Okeechobee. He
said a contract was signed in
2002 by a new member of the
secretarial staff at the school dis-
trict who did not have the author-
ity to sign contracts for the
school.
Thursday, at least one repre-
sentative from the New Jersey
company was allegedly soliciting
money from three local busi-
nesses based on that 2002 con-
tract.
"They are going from busi-
ness to business in the city lim-
its," said Mr. Dixon.
He did not know if any busi-
nesses located outside the city
limits had been contacted.
After being contacted, Mr.
Dixon said two of the businesses



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Special to Okeechobee News
Citizens of Franklinton, La., wait in line for supplies at a dis-
tribution center set up in an old garment factory in Franklin-
ton. Okeechobee had adopted Franklinton and sent a tractor-
trailer load of supplies to them earlier this week.


they would share this generous
gift with their smaller surrounding'
towns and villages.
"1I just can't believe that you
people are so generous. I know
that you went through this four
times last year and you still have
the heart to help others. We can't
thank you enough," said Ms. Gau-


matter.
"I feel as though we owe him
something," Mr. Woods said.
Mr. Wooley said the letter he
produced clearly stated the county
was in violation, not Wooley
Sheds.
Mr. Long stated that in 1995
what was permitted was a central
system. It was also acknowledged
that as each property was devel-
oped its drainage system needed to
tie into the master system.
Mr. Wooley was not satisfied
with the commissions reply.
"Gentlemen, I will be back with
this," he said.
Because of expansion of his
business, Mr. Wooley requested to
lease a third lot from the county
that adjoins his two lots.
Mr. Abney urged Mr. Wooley to
work with staff and let them do
their job.
"This is not the time or the
place" to negotiate a contract, he
told Mr. Wooley. "You need to go


contacted yesterday called the
school. He did. not know how
much money was involved.
"The last time they were ask-
ing for hundreds of dollars per
ad," said Mr. Dixon. "To my
knowledge, some people got
their money back but some did-
n't."
He went on to say about 10
businesses were contacted at
that time.
Mr. Dixon said the Okee-
chobee County School Board
does not hire companies or indi-
viduals to solicit funds for school
projects. He also advised that
donations for school fundraisers
should only be given to individu-
als who are known to the donor,
or after calling the school to con-
firm the fundraiser.
Any business contacted in
regard to this solicitation of
money for advertising should
contact Mr. Dixon at (863) 462-
5000, ext. 262; or, the Okee-
chobee City Police Department
at (863) 763-5521.


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thier.
As the town of Franklinton
begins digging out of the rubble
of Hurricane Katrina, they are all
keeping their eyes and ears open
for the possibility of a new terror
- Hurricane Rita.
"We are inside the five-day
cone on The Weather Channel,"


through the proper channels"
Mr. Wooley presented a con-
ceptual drawing that staff had not
seen.
Airport manger Vernon Gary
said the process to lease the addi-
tional lot had become "convolut-
ed."
"Now that Mr. Wooley has
come forth with a plan, which I
haven't seen, we can negotiate,"
said Mr. Gary.
Mr. Gray said he had no difficul-
ties with Mr. Wooley, and that Mr.
Wooley was a good businessman.
He said the county has one point of
view and Mr. Wooley has another.
However, he added, "We are
negotiating in good faith."
Mr. Wooley stated that he want-
ed the addition to display his sheds.
Commissioner Domer asked if
the sheds would be tied down to
prevent blowing around in hurri-
canes.
Mr. Gray said that would have to
be addressed in the lease.


Fair

Continued From Page 1
"You've got everybody in the
county on here," Commissioner
Elvie Posey stated after looking
over the list.
"You are headed down the
wrong road," was the opinion of
Commissioner Gene Woods. "I
don't support it."
He believed that the facility
would b'e given away every
weekend. However, he was in
favor of 4-H Club use of the facil-
ity.
Commissioner John Abney
expressed the opinion that
income-producing tenants need
to have priority over youth
groups.
Agri-Civic Center Director
John Mazzola stated that for a
one-day $850 rental of the facili-
ty, actual costs of operation were
between $400 and $500.
He said there was a "clinic
corner" in the barn where 4-H
educational programs were
held. He said that 4-H uses the
facility and cleans up when they
are done.
"We have a system that
seems to be working," he added.
For other groups, he said, it


Violence

Continued From Page 1
ing forward if something does
happen," she said.
The shelter director told Kiwa-
nians that she is serving the needs
of 33 women and their children.
Mrs. Royal said if victims are in
need of transportation in a crisis
situation, the center will take them
to a safe place 24 hours a day, 7
^ AL days a week.
She also stated that victims are
generally able to stay at the center
for four to six weeks, possibly
extended to eight weeks in some
* cases.
"Although they may not be
long-term goals at first, the pro-
grams at Martha's House helps vic-
. .__ tims of domestic abuse set goals
for their future and for the future of
their children," said Mrs. Royal.
S, In closing, the shelter director
noted to club members that Octo-
ber has been designated as
Domestic Violence Awareness
4 Month with a health fair scheduled
for Oct. 15 at the American Legion
Hall, 501 S.E. Second St. All pro-


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stated Ms. Gauthier. "The way it
looks now is that we should get
some wind and more rain. But, if
it moves to the east, we will be in
trouble. I have told friends and
family that if it looks bad, I won't
stay this time. But I don't know
what to expect. We really don't
need anymore rain. The trees are
already uprooting because of sat-
urated ground."
Don Norton, who came to
Okeechobee to get escape the
wrath of Hurricane Katrina stated,
"I've got 150 cans of can food for
my kitties. I even got a kitty carrier
for the blind one. You not only
helped Franklinton, but all the
surrounding communities as
well.
"They made up family boxes
at the distribution center and dis-
tributed them to the local church-
es. The churches got the boxes to
the people who needed them.
The clothes were a blessing.
There were so many people with


In other action, the board:
awarded a contract to Met-
zger & Willard in the amount of
$152,569.66 for the Community
Development Block Grant funded
wastewater treatment plant expan-
sion;
awarded a contract in the
amount of $11,660 to HPS Con-
struction for correction of code vio-
lations on a SHIP house;
awarded cleaning contracts
totaling $63,981 to Scott's Quality
Cleaning to clean the courthouse,
the county annex, the administra-
tive annex, the library, senior serv-
ices and the supervisor of elections
office;
awarded a contract totaling
$7,000 to Joe Leach for cleaning
services at the Douglas Brown
Center;
approved a specialty classifi-
cation for the installation of hurri-
cane shutters and repair
approved a new pay and clas-
sification plan for county employ-


may or not be appropriate to
donate use of the facilities.
Commissioner Clif Betts
asked if the youth groups could
use the small barn and not inter-
fere with rental of the big arena,
since it is mostly the big arena
that is rented.
County Administrator George
Long said he would like more
direction. He asked if youth
groups were supposed to use
the facility rent free, at a rate to
cover expenses or at a reduced
rate. He noted that there was no
input from the committee on
this.
Mr. Mazzola suggested con-
sidering only those non-profits
that are registered as a 501-3C.
Committee member Frank
Cunningham said the committee
had heard stories about people
who cannot afford to use the
facility. He said that with "iron
clad rules" it stays empty. He
suggested that groups come to
the committee and plead their
case. The committee would then
make a recommendation either
to Mr. Long or to the commis-
sioners.
"We will take the heat," he
promised.
He noted that the facility
belongs to the county and the


ceeds from the health fair will be
donated to domestic violence
awareness and education.
In other Kiwanis Club business:
The Kiwanis Club Terrific
Kids program is getting off to a
great start with awards being pre-
sented by club members each
week.


nothing left.
"Please let everyone know that
we appreciate everything you've
done for us. Tell everyone thank
you, thank you, thank you," he
said.
He went on to say that he and
his family were buckling down
and waiting to see which way Rita
would head. He promised to call
when all blows over.
As Okeechobee and the nation
watches and waits, everyone
hopes that Franklinton fares well.
Only time will tell.
"You all have been through
this last year," stated Ms. Gauthier.
"We are watching and praying
that the prediction cone does not
turn east."
The people of Franklinton are
worried that more rain will help
uproot more of the large trees
throughout the town.
"We have a river that runs
through our town. We don't have
levees," said Ms. Gauthier.


discussed the existing cable
provider's request for consent to a
transfer of its franchise rights;
approved emergency replace-
ment of the Road and Bridge
Department supervisor's truck at
state contract price;
approved a lease amendment
for a lease in the incubator build-
ing;
agreed to the procurement of
100 to 250 truck loads of asphalt
millings from Elmo Green and
Sons, LLC at a cost of $125 per
truck load;
amended the six-county inter-
local agreement section concern-
ing the HUD HOME Investment
Parternership Act Program Consor-
tium; and,
entered an interlocal agree-
ment with the City of Okeechobee
for the use of the alley adjacent to
the First United Methodist Church
parking lot.


taxpayers should be able to use
it.
Interested citizen Gordie Peer
asked what it cost to operate the
facility, and suggested that those
groups pay only the expense of
operating the facility.
Mr. Mazzolla replied that the
cost depended on the event and
the number of attendees.
Commissioner Posey asked
how the county could let one
group use the facility free and
deny use to another group.
Mr. Cassels warned that
determining free users on a case-
by-case basis could be very
problematic. He advocated stick-
ing to the fee schedule. He noted
that a person would soon go
bankrupt if they gave to every
single good cause.
He also mentioned the Flori-
da Sunshine Laws since the cen-
ter is a county facility.
Mr. Mazzolla mentioned that
the center was used as a staging
area last Christmas for Toys for
Tots. At that time the rent was
donated from various individuals
including the commissioners.
The consensus of the com-
missioners was to refer the mat-
ter back to the committee for
more information.


Kiwanis Club wished club
member Charles Andrews a
Happy Birthday at the weekly
meeting.
Kiwanis Club meetings are held
every Thursday at noon at the Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W.
South Park St.


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Everglades' students enjoy reading activities


Congratulations to Everglades
students of the week: Mrs. Hollins
'class: Caitlin Colgan; Mrs. Murrish's
!class: Jeffrey Bernhard; Mrs.
.Laskey's class: Marc Alicea; Mrs.
'Wisecarver's class: Yanni Collins;
Mrs. Osuldsen's class: Kyle Giles;
.Mrs. Parrish's class: Breaira Smith
'and Mrs. Bartlett's class: Adriana
Hernandez.

First grade
During the week of Sept. 26, our
first grade students will honor
Johnny Appleseed's birthday. The
students will make hats, enjoy
apple stories, apple activities, and
learn the seasons of the apple tree
'throughout the week.

Second grade
Mrs. White's reading class
enjoyed reading 'My Robot.' Now
-we are writing stories about what
our lives would be like if we had
robots to do things for us; like
robots to do our homework.
Mrs. Brady's class has been
busy. We learned how to write
-friendly letters and in science we
learned how our bodies grow and


change. In math we are learning all
about graphs. We are also enjoying
listening to stories by author,
'Roald Dahl.' Ask your child what
they learned today.
Mrs. Reuter's class
is reading stories
from Wayside
school by Side-
ways Louis
Sachar. We
have laughed
at how silly the kids are at school. It
is worth four A.R. points. We hope
to all pass the test.
Mrs. Claypool's class has begun
our chapters on graphs in math.
We will be doing some fun, hands-
on activities. This will be a yummy
chapter. We finished reading a
story called, "Hello, Mrs. Piggie-
Wiggle". It was a funny story about
a lady who had cures for children..
Remember to read every day. We
have also finished our plants and
animals chapters in science and
now are working on how we grow.
Mr. Wright's class enjoyed the
story, 'Wilson Sat Alone' in our
reading text. We are learning about
tables and graphs in math. The sci-
ence topic is animal habitats. Our


processing writing is beginning to
take shape with our story begin-
nings, middles, and endings.
Ms. Stokes is reading the stu-
dent version of 'A Land Remem-
bers'. Students are fascinated
about Florida's heritage and its
beginning wilderness. We also just
finished reading 'Wilson Sat Alone'
in the textbooks. It gave everyone
an opportunity to discuss making
others feel welcome and part of a
group. Skills we have covered this
week are narrative elements,
author's purpose, and compare
and contrast. We have also started
some fun literacy centers. This year
is starting off great!
Third grade
In Mrs. Laskey's class, for math
we are working on rounding num-
bers to the nearest ten, hundred
and thousand. We are wrapping.
up our science unit over animals
and beginning a social studies unit
on maps. Our third graders are
working hard on making their writ-'
ing more interesting by creating an
interesting lead to grab the reader's
attention. They will begin to create
their own stories about pumpkins


very soon. School is always filled
with excitement.
Mrs. Jasper's class is working
on rounding numbers to the near-
est tens, hundreds and thousands
as well. In reading, we are dis-
cussing the elements of nonfiction
stories and reading a story about
the Olympics. In writing, we are
publishing a story that we wrote
titled 'What If You Were A Frog?'
This story tells about a frog's trans-
formation from an egg into adult-
hood. As always, we are working
hard and learning new things each
day.

Fifth grade
Mrs. Kosinski's class has been
remembering Sept. 11. They have
written letters to soldiers and made
a care package to send via
www.forgottensoldiers.org. We
want them to know that we thank
them for their dedication and hope
that they come home soon.

Student Council
Everglades School T-shirts are
now on sale! They are machine
washable with the Everglades


Gator Mascot design on the front.
Wear your new blue Everglades T-
shirt on Fridays to promote school
spirit and pride. Order now! The
price for the T-shirts is $8 each.
The 2005-2006 school year
promises to be the best ever for
Everglades Elementary School and
our Student Council. The election
for this year's officers will be held
on Oct. 4. On Monday, Sept. 26, our
campaign week will be begin. Dur-
ing the week of Sept. 26 30,
speeches will be given by each
candidate. Speech limit is about
one minute. Candidate's speeches
will be heard during morning
announcements on ITV.
Literacy Council
The Literacy Council is once
again sponsoring the "WOW!"
words. "WOW!" is the word of the
week. Each week the students are
introduced to a new word that will
enhance their vocabulary. As each
student demonstrates a knowledge
of the word; spelling, meaning, use
in a sentence (one or all of those
skills), they get their name put into
the fish bowl. Each Wednesday
numerous names from each grade


level are picked. These students
then come to see Miss Shofner for
a small reward.
So far our words have been
principal, drool, and crept. Ask
your child if he or she can tell you
something about each word.

Media Center
The book fair started last Mon-
day. We still need parent volunteers
to help out during the school day.
Please call the school office at
(863)462-5108 to volunteer to help
us run our book fair. Since we are
without volunteers, we must run
the book fair through the student's
library specials time. This means
that your child should bring their
money for the books on their
scheduled Library day. We have six
groups of classes in the rotation for
grades kindergarten, first, second
and third grades. The specials are
listed on the blackboard so that stu-
dents should know what specials
they have during the week. The
fourth and fifth grades work the
same way, except that there are
five groups of classes. I am also
open to all students after 2:30 p.m.


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Information Technology, IT
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IRCC offers the latest in GIS and
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Technology courses being offered
at several locations. Learn the draft-


ing specialty of CAD Civil at the St.
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beginning October 31. GIS with
Arcview will be offered beginning
October 26 on the Main Campus
and Introduction to AutoCAD will
be held on the Mueller Campus in
Vero Beach beginning October 25.
Prepare for careers in advertis-
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business with courses in the Graph-
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popular software Adobe Illustrator
will be taught in Vero Beach begin-
ning October 26. On the Main
.Campus, 3D Digital Animation will
be taught Monday evenings at the
Kight Center for Emerging Tech-
nologies beginning October31.

Get on the
internet express
The Department of Communi-
cations and Social Sciences will
begin a 12-week Internet "Express"
semester September 21 offering
students the following online
courses: World History to 1500,
Introduction to Sociology,
Advanced College Writing, Intro-
duction to Educational Psychology
and American Government. Online


classes in the "Express" program
run through December 20.
In Math and the Natural Sci-
ences, Internet Express classes in
Earth Science and both Math Liber-
al Arts 1 and 2 will be offered, Sep-
tember 21-December 20. Life Sci-
ence and Math Liberal Arts will be
offered at the Northwest Center in
Fort Pierce at Garden City Elemen-
tary, 1801 N. 21st Street.
Introduction to Education Psy-
chology and English Composition II
will be offered on the Main Campus
in a traditional classroom setting
during the Fall B term, October 20-
December 20.
For more information
Visit your nearest IRCC campus
to register today. The Main Cam-
pus is located at 3209 Virginia,
Avenue, Fort Pierce; St. Lucie West
Campus, 500 N.W. California
Blvd., Port St. Lucie; Chastain Cam-
pus, 2400 S.E. Salerno Road, Stu-
art; Mueller Campus, 6155 College
Lane, Vero Beach; or Dixon Henry
Campus, 2229 N.W. 9th Avenue,
Okeechobee. Go for it at IRCC!
Phone the Information Call Center
at 1-866-866-4722 (IRCC) or visit
the web for more at www.ircc.edu


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving
Under the Influence (DUI) charges
by the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office, the Okeechobee City
Police Department, the Florida
Highway Patrol, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission or the Department of Cor-
rections (DOC).
Taliah Laquista Davis, 28,
S.W Ave. D, Belle Glade, was
arrested Sept 21 by Deputy
Sergeant Arlen Durbin on Okee-
chobee County warrants charging
her with violation of probation -
uttering a forged instrument (three
counts). Her total bond was set at
$9,000.
*. Michael Anzuala Perez, 19,
Pointsetta Ave., Naples, was arrest-
ed by Deputy Corporal J. Royal on


an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon. His
bond was set at $5,000.
Tylea Lynn Norman, 33, S.E.
33rd Terrace, Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 21 by Deputy Cpl. J.
Royal on Okeechobee County
warrants charging her with viola-
tion of probation possession of
cocaine and violation of probation
- possession of drug parapherna-
lia. She is being held without
bond.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


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Firefighters who are interested
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FFP 2801, will meet from Dec. 12
through 16, Monday through Fri-
day, 1 to 8 p.m.

Health Careers
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COUNTY JAIL INMATES: I was wondering about the possibility of
the inmates at the county jail going out and doing some clean up work
on the roads in Okeechobee. Some of the roads are disgraceful, and
this would give the inmates something to do. It would do them good, .
and it would do the county good. (Editor's Note: According to the -
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, there is currently a weekend .:. ,.
work program at the Okeechobee County Jail where people are sen-
tenced to work weekends both Saturday and Sunday from 7:30
a.m. until 3:30 p.m. It varies from between 15 and 40 people on week-
ends and is based on sentencing from the court. The jail uses the peo-
pie sentenced to work weekends for cleaning up county roads. They
also assign other sentenced inmates to work in other county facilities
such as Road and Bridge, Fire/Rescue, the school bus barn and the City "
Police Department whey they are available. Staffing patterns prohibit ."
working Monday through Friday.)

SHUTTLE: In regard to the caller wanting to get rid of the shuttle, I
thought it was brilliant because all we're doing is throwing good
money after bad. We need to quit using the taxpayers' money to fund
this program that's not worth having. I hope people get behind the
idea and stop the government from going to outer space: It's wasting
the taxpayers' money.

HOUSING: I saw on a Palm Beach television station where some-
one was saying affordable homes was going to be brought in that cost
$200,000. To me, that's not affordable. These young kids coming up
can't afford a $2,000-a-month payment over and above their bills, and D ,
pay scales aren't going up as fast as the housing market. In the local Looking Back...
paper I see a used singlewide mobile home for $80,000 that's just This family picture of the J Hard
shameful. One good storm and all you're going to have left is the lot. This family picture of J. Hardy
That's just grossly overpriced. Kids in this town can't afford housing. to right) Ella, J. Hardy,, Jr., Nell, A
Four years ago I paid $59,000 for my house. Now, I can get over tos of the Okeechobee area or of
$150,000 for it that's disgusting. Utilities keep going up, taxes keep ety to reprint the book "Strolling D
going up and gas keeps going up and we keep going down. Some- and the Historical Society needs
thing has to give. The working man isn't going to be able to afford a and the society hopes to have the
home and that's the American dream? I don'tthink so. your name, address and telephor
obligate you to buy the book, but
CURIOUS: I'd like to bring up something I observed during the Kat- tion to Mrs. Williamson soon. If st
rina catastrophe in New Orleans. It's funny how Florida has thousands while you wait. Or, you can e-mail
of Hispanic people as well as Texas, California New York, it goes on wh y can e-ma
and on. But, I didn't see one Hispanic in that situation in New Orleans.
What's funny about that is they have to come around from Mexico and
cross Louisiana to get to Florida, and I'm just curious as to why none of
them stayed in Louisiana? Everyone keeps bringing up the race issue, Upcoming Events
'but I did not see one Hispanic person in the crowd in New Orleans.

BASINGER SCHOOL: There are people still living in Basinger that Friday
went to the Basinger school in the early 1950s first grade through Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 6
sixth grade. The school did not close in the 1940s. United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec
All persons interested in a sensible apl
PETS: With the hurricane approaching Texas and the one that hit becoming a part of a caring group are
Louisiana, I'm happy to see about the animal rescue league. I'm also what we are all about. For information,
seeing the Texas hotels and motels have lifted the ban on pets and are 467-9766.
allowing people to bring their small pets with them. I wish Okee- AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m.
chobee would have done that last year. 200 N.W Third St. It will bean open mec
AA meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at th
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker
Highlands Social Dance Club welcot
Community Events every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30.p.m.
S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Set
Sbers and i$6 Ior guests For information,
Bake sale funds youth facility at 171 .95
The Okeechobee Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St.,
will hold a bake sale that includes and encourages county-wide Saturday
participation in ordering cakes, fudge, puddings, etc. Proceeds Okeechobee Christian Cycles holds a
from the sale will help finance the beginning of a new youth facili- permitting. The group meets at 7:30 a.m
ty. Order forms have been placed at different businesses so that the 70 E. Anyone interested in riding is inv
church can fill the orders. For information, call (863) 763-7227 or Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251, or Gen
(863) 763-4654. Orders will be taken until the end of September. 1841.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets
1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help grouf
Farm Bureau plans annual dinner stop using alcohol and other intoxicatin
The Okeechobee County Farm Bureau is hosting their annual age their emotional or psychiatric illn
membership meeting/dinner on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 4 until 7 group. For information, call (863) 467-10
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, Sunday
sporting clays and entertainment for all ages. Members are being A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m.
asked to bring a covered dish, a vegetable, salad or a dessert. The 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step
Okeechobee.County Farm Bureau will provide meat and drinks.
Please R.S.VP. to Charlene or Lisa by Sept. 26, by calling the Farm Monday
Bureau office at (863) 763-3101.
SFoster Parent Orientation will be hosi
Center on the last Monday of every mon
entation is for those interested in fos
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question/answer forum. It will be. at the
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Special to the Okeechobee News/"Strolling Down Country Roads"/Alevine Smith Lantz


SWalker, Sr., family was taken in 1910 in Basinger. Those in the photo are: (back row, left
Ima and Evelyn; (front row) Henry, Bessie, Edna and Charlie. Do you have any old pho-
Okeechobee citizens? Plans are currently under way by the Okeechobee Historical Soci-
)own Country Roads". Recent interest in buying a copy of the book has been increasing,
an estimate of the number of books to order. The expected cost is $35 to $40 per copy,
e books available by Christmas. If you are interested in buying a copy of the book send
re number to: Betty C. Williamson, P.O. Box 249, Okeechobee, Fla., 34973. This will not
you will be notified when the books are available. You are asked to send your informa-
o, bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them
I the photo and information about the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.


69 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
:ond St. The public is invited.
proach to losing weight and
e welcome to come and see
contact Ollie Morgret at (863)
at the Church of Our Saviour,
eting.
le Church of Our Saviour, 200
meeting.
nes the public to their dance
at the Sebring Civic Center at
bring. Tickets are $5 for mem-
call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana



Side every Saturday, weather
n. at the Style Studio, 1600 S.R.
cited. For information contact
le Roddenberry at (863) 610-
at noon at Welcome House,
p for people with a desire to
ig drugs and a desire to man-
ess. It's an open discussion
126.


at the Church of Our Saviour,
meeting.


ted by the Hibiscus Children's
th from 6 until 7 p.m. The ori-
tering or adopting in Okee-
uires no RSVP and is a
SIRCC Okeechobee Campus,
all the Foster Care Program at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S.
n contact Gene Roddenberry
r Holly Stewart at (863) 610-



hurch of Our Savior, 200 N.W
s every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
ion until 3 p.m. at the Church
S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
welcome to attend. There is
Index), Social Security Death
e. For information, call (863)
up meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
or breakfast. For information,
at noon at the Golden Corral
ans and anyone else interest-
Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
This is a men's only meeting.
39.
i Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
scussions bring many Bible
welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441
)ort and education for people
I depression, bipolar, schizo-
al diagnosis. For information,



acred Heart Catholic Church,
ssion.
Sthe New Horizon building,
:30 p.m. For information, call
eet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
rden Center. Just stop by to
the cars and visit with the car
es music.
et at 7 p.m. at the church next
individual or group that enjoys
cipate. For information, con-
) 467-0359.


Community Events

Mobile medical unit accepting donations
Over-the-counter medical donations are being taken for-Hurri-
cane Katrina victims in Mississippi. His Great Commission, a mobile
medical unit, will be receiving donations until Sept. 23. Clothing will
not be accepted, only medical and first aid supplies. To donate, con-
tact Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.
Interaction Bible study planned
- The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 417 N.W. Sixth St., will be
hosting an interaction Bible study presented by the Bible-based televi-
sion 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 plainmed
The Okeechobee County Tax Collector's Office will hold a benefit
luncheon on Sept. 23 for Chrissie Williams, an employee of that
office. The benefit is to raise funds to help her fight lung cancer. The
lunch will consist of sliced pork, baked beans, coleslaw, dinner roll
and a desert for $6. Lunches will be available immediately behind the
Tax Collector's Office, 307 N.W Fifth Ave., from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Lunches can also be delivered upon request. For information, call
(863) 763-3421, ext. 150.
Democratic Party dinner is planned
The Okeechobee County Democratic Party Jefferson Jackson din-
ner is planned for Friday, Sept. 23, at 6:15 p.m. It will be held at the
Shrine Club on State Road 78. The guest speaker will be State Repre-
sentative Richard Machek. The dinner will be prime rib for a $30
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.
Motorcycle club plans ride
The Okeechobee Christian Cyclists meet every Saturday at the
Style Studio, 1600 S.R. 70 E. The meeting will begin at 7 a.m., and the
ride will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, will be an all
day ride to Ft., Myers. On Saturday, Oct. 1, the club will ride to the
Sebring Bike Rally. For information call Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-
6257, or Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841.
Church hosting women's luncheon
Resurrection Life Church will host a Fall Women's Luncheon on
Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will feature guest
speaker Debra Miller, who is a missionary to Poland. Attendance is by
reservation. Please RSVP to (863) 763-7770. Reverend Jimmy Miller
will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m. on Saturday, and again on Sunday
morning at 10 a.m.
UNCF topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc., WWFR 91.7 FM, and 100.3 FM are sponsor-
ing a local radio talk show event on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 a.m.
with rebroadcasts at I and 6 p.m. Talk show guest Donna Hildreth,
area development director of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
from the Miami area office, will discuss the topics of grants and schol-
arships. For information about the UNCF from the Miami area (serv-
ing South Florida) office, call (305) 573-8623.
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 informa-
tion, 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 Fellowship (for-
merly the Church of the Nazarene) 425 S.W. 28th St. This will be a
time of prayer for our local community, for those less fortunate 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 infor-
mation regarding services for children and their families. The guest
speaker will be Connie Ribakoff, for the TATS Program, and Dr. Moll.
The public is invited. For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863)
462-5000, ext..257.
Meteorologist to speak in BHR
Glades County Emergency Management and the Buckhead Ridge
Community Center will be presenting guest speaker Jim Reif, chief
meteorologist for ABC 7, on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. Mr. Reif will
be speaking at the Buckhead Ridge Community Center, 682 S.R. 78
West, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, contact Glades County
Emergency Management at (863) 946-6020.









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Katrina kids enrolled in

Florida's school system


A county-by-county glance
at evacuee students attending
school in Florida as of Wednes-
day:
Alachua, 38; Baker, 3; Bay,
572; Bradford, 5; Brevard, 114;
Broward, 143; Calhoun, 9;
Charlotte, 14; Citrus, 18; Clay,
117; Collier, 38; Columbia, 27;
DeSoto, 1; Dixie, 6; Duval, 388;
Escambia, 721; Flagler, 21;
Franklin, 4; Gadsden, 3;
Gilchrist 4; Glades, 4; Gulf, 36;
Hamilton, 0; Hardee, 0;
Hendry, 0; Hernando, 36; High-
lands, 6; Hillsborough, 298;
Holmes, 7; Indian River, 19;


Jackson, 37; Jefferson, 0;
Lafayette, 0; Lake, 53; Lee, 63;
Leon, 171; Levy, 6; Liberty, 5;
Madison, 8; Manatee, 36; Mari-
on, 44; Martin, 12; Miami-Dade,
247; Monroe, 12; Nassau, 32;
Okaloosa, 723; Okeechobee, 4;
Orange, 239; Osceola, 99; Palm
Beach, 189; Pasco, 88; Pinellas,
136; Polk, 100; Putnam, 15; St.
Johns, 52; St. Lucie, 23; Santa
Rosa, 341; Sarasota, 54; Semi-
nole, 68; Sumter, 6; Suwannee,
14; Taylor, 4; Union, 1; Volusia,
75; Wakulla, 14; Walton, 423;
Washington, 19; state total,
6,071.


NOTICE OF PROPOSED


TAX INCREASE




The St. Johns River Water Management District has tentatively
adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy.


Last year's property tax levy:


A. Initially proposed tax levy ............ .$101,884,544
B. Less tax reduction due to Value Adjustment Board and
other assessment changes ............$ (539,453)
C. Actual property tax levy .......... ...$102,423,997


This year's proposed tax levy .......... .$119,845,608



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Baker
Bradford
Brevard
Clay
Duval


Flagler
Indian River
Lake
Marion
Nassau.
Okeechobee


Orange
Osceola
Putnam
St. Johns
Seminole
Volusia


All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on
the proposed tax increase to be held on


Wednesday, September 28, 2005
5:05 p.m.
at
District Headquarters, Governing Board Room
4049 Reid Street
Highway 100 West
Palatka, Florida 32177


A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the


budget will be made at this hearing.


Community Events

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

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the American
Re ohluihn ro sponsor their annual American Esshy Contest. The con-
test is open to public, private arid parochial schools and those who
are home schooled and will start on the first day of school. The essays
have to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's subject for grades five
through eight is "Benjamin Franklin- More than a Revolutionary".
Jan. 17, 2006, marks the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's
birth.. "The Santa Maria to the New World and the Apollo Mission to
the Moon: Christopher Columbus and the Astronauts" is the subject
chosen for grades nine through 12. American Essay Contest Certifi-
cates and Excellence in Histqry Medals will be presented to the con-
testants. The winner from each school will receive a monetary
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BUDGET SUMMARY
ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT ARE 16.6%
MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.
This budget represents a continuation of the prior year tax rate of 0.462. Increases in ad valorem revenue result solely from overall growth in
taxable values.

Land Acquisition
Special Revenue Debt Service Capital Projects Other Capital
General Fund Funds Funds. Funds Projects Funds Total Budget
ESTIMATED REVENUES
Fund Balance, beginning of year $ 17,339,802 $ 25,145,103 $ 6,259,000 $ 7,192,563 $ 119,098 $ 56,055,566
Estimated Revenues
Ad Valorem Taxes
Millage per $1,000 .462
Ad Valorem Taxes $ 151,081,783 $ 118,061,7183
District Sources
Interest on investments $ 2,950,000 S 50,000 S 3,000,000
Regulatory Permits 3,450.000 3,450,000
Other District Sources 25,150 25,150
Land Management Revenue 1,300.000 1,300,000
Sale of capital assets 30,613 30,613
Total District Sources $ 7,755,763 $ 50,000 7,80,763
Loa90 Sources
Donations for Mitigation $ 125,000 $ 125,000
Counties 640.000 640,000
Cities. 282,550 282,550
Water Management Districts 230.255 230,256
9ther Agencies 1.111,000 1,111,000
Total Local Sources $ 1,668,355 $ 1,668,355

Florida Forever 27,249.762 S 27,249.762
Water Management Lands Trust Fund 8,415.219 $ 6,419,450 14.834,669
Florida Department of Transportation 29,452.155 29.452,155
Ecosystems Management Trust 19;617,562 19,617,562
Water Protection & Sustalnability Trust Fund SWIM 6,250,000 6,250,000
Olher SIll Source- 2.083.162 2,083,162
Total State Sources $ 93,067,860 $ 6,419,450 $ 99,487,310
Federal Sources
En%,ionme-r.al Prolecion gen: EPA $S 2,046.784 S 2,046,784
Natural Resources Conservation Service NRCS 2,072,913 2.072,913
Other Federal Sources $ 57.656 57,666
Total Federal Sources $ 7,402,130 $ 7,402,130
Total Revenue $ 122,807,546 $ 102,188,345 $ 6,419,450 $ $ $ 231415,341
Other Financing Sources (Uses)
Transfers in from General Fund $ 27,220.650 $ 700,550 $ 2,709,100 $ 30,630,300
Transfers in from Special Revenue Fund 39,345,000 15,189.750 54.534,750
Transfers Out $ (30,630,300) $ (54,534.750) (85,165,050)
Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) $ (30,630,300) S (27,314.100) $ $ 40,045,550 $ 17.898.850 $
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES $ 109,517,048 $ 100,019,348 $ 12,678,450 $ 47,238,113 $ 18,017,948 $ 287,470,907
ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES
Water Resources Planning and Monitoring $ 17,158.959 $ 566,279 $ 17,725,238
Acquisition, Restoration and Public Works 20,985.606 67.300.235 6.419,450 $ 40.045,550 $ 17.142,948 151,893,789
Operation and Maintenance of Lands and Works 9,194,682 6,064.857 875,000 16,134,539
Regulation '15,597.520 592,535 16,190,055
Outreach 3,915,883 327.800 4.243,683
District Management and Administration 36,014.398 272,539 36,286.937
Total Expenditures $ 102,867,048 $ 75,124,245 $ 6,419,450 $ 40,045,550- $ 18,017,948 $ 242,474,241
Reserves and Designations
Designated for Cooperative Projects S 19.512,604 $ 19.512,604
Designated for Land Management $ 1,650,000 1,650,000
Designated for Land Acquisition $ 6,601.280 6,601,280
Reserves and Designations 5,000.000 5,382.499 S 6.259,000 591.283 17.232,782
Total Reserves and Designations $ 6,650,000 $ 24,895,103 $ 6,259,000 $ 7,192,563 $ 44,996,666

TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES 5 109,517,048 $ 100.019,348 $ 12,678,450 $ 47,238,113 $ 18,017,948 $ 287,470,907


THE TENTATIVE. ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED
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FWC considers mufflers and more for airboats


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) has directed staff to draft
a new policy that would require
airboats to be equipped with
mufflers. According to FWC's
Maj. Jim Brown, flex pipe alone
no longer is acceptable to help
reduce sound levels. The final
hearing on the policy will be at
the Commission's Nov. 30
through Dec. 1 meeting in Key
Largo.
Commissioners also want
staff to hold an additional work-
shop with stakeholders to dis-
cuss implementing a muffler
policy, written code of ethics and
guidelines for courteous airboat
operation. The FWC already has
installed mufflers on all of its air-
boats and established guidelines
for courteous airboat operation.
The decision to require muf-
flers on airboats came after a
presentation today by Dr. Stew-


art Glegg, a researcher at Florida
Atlantic University Engineering
Department, whose group
researched airboat sound and
produced a report on its findings
for the FWC. Other experts have
reviewed the report, titled "Mea-
surement and Characterization
of Sound Generated by Air-
boats," to ensure the study can
stand up to public scrutiny and
provide fully credible, objective
and science-based solutions
aimed at reducing airboat sound
levels.
Currently, under Florida
Statute 327.65, all vessels must
be muffled effectively in a rea-
sonable manner. The law also
provides additional language
that allows individual counties to
restrict vessel sound to 90 deci-
bels at 50 feet, but that is not a
statewide requirement.
Both the propeller and the
engine contribute to the sound


airboats produce. At low revolu-
tions per minute (rpm) the
engine produces the most
sound, but at higher rpms the
loudest sound is from the pro-
peller.
This report suggests that muf-
flers do reduce airboat sound lev-
els at moderate operating
speeds, but even muffled boats
exceed 90 decibels at maximum
throttle. However, airboat opera-
tors generally don't run at maxi-
mum throttle for long periods.
Researchers examined sound
levels produced from different
styles of mufflers, including both
exhaust and intake manifold
mufflers, and differing propeller
designs, operating speeds, and
distances from an observer. They
believe that each of these com-
ponents, used together, could
provide the needed "incremental
improvements" to reduce airboat
sound levels significantly.


Historically, most law
enforcement agencies have
accepted "flex pipe" (flexible
tubing that diverts engine
exhaust to behind the boat) as a
reasonable device for muffling
sound. It doesn't muffle as effec-
tively as a traditional muffler, but
20 years ago, nobody really com-
plained since airboats generally
ran in remote areas.
"However, times have
changed, and the sound of air-
boats on lakes, rivers and wet-
lands has become a controver-
sial subject in Florida in. recent
years," Brown said. "Increased
development in these areas, in
part, has resulted in increased
sound complaints from home-
owners and outdoor enthusi-
asts."
In 2003, the Florida Legisla-
ture considered a bill to restrict
airboat sound levels statewide to
90 decibels at 50 feet. At the time,


the Senate Natural Resources
Committee amended the bill and
proposed to give the FWC rule-
making authority to adopt a uni-
form municipal code to resolve
the airboat sound issue.
However, instead of the bill
moving forward, legislators
asked the FWC to host public
workshops to get citizen feed-
back about airboat sound and
work out a non-regulatory solu-
tion to the problem. The agency.
hosted three such workshops in
September 2003, and about 300
people attended and provided
comments.
Although the meetings failed
to produce any consensus on
whether Florida needs new air-
boat sound laws, two proactive
themes emerged: airboats
should have, effective mufflers,
and air boaters should follow a
code of ethics. '
A subcommittee of the state's


Boating Advisory Council a
group appointed by the governor
to advise the FWC and the Flori-
da Department of Community
Affairs on boating and waterway-
related issues developed the
Airboater Code of Ethics. The
council is representative of the
boating public, and the subcom-
mittee included individuals from
airboat manufacturers, personal
watercraft industry, sportsmen
groups, the boating public and
an affected waterfront property
resident.
The FWC is developing an
outreach campaign to encourage
airboaters to apply new and
improved technology for quiet-
ing airboats. The campaign also
will encourage changes in air-
boater attitudes and operating
procedures to be sensitive to oth-
ers who live around or share the
waterways.


Submitted to Okeechobee News/BLNB
Blanket winner
A drawing was held for a handmade knitted blanket made
by Eileen Casian from Big Lake National Bank. Debbie
Deers was the proud winner! All proceeds 'from the raffle
were donated to the American Red Cross for the Hurri-
Cane Katrina victims.


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manatee recovery resents...

The Florida Fish and Wildlife female manatees accompanied by NEW
Commission (FWC) approved a first- or second-year calves in win- d r I ght club
rule change Sept. 21 to include ter is 40 percent or greater; and, (3)


measurable biological goals as
another factor FWC will consider
when deciding whether new or
amended manatee protection
zones are necessary.
FWC staff proposed the rule
change in response to 2004 Florida
legislation that requires FWC to
develop rules to describe how to
use measurable biological goals
when evaluating the need for addi-
tional manatee protection rules.
The change also codifies FWC's
statutory requirements to give
great weight to existing state mana-
tee protection rules in regions
where goals are being achieved.
The FWC adopted measurable
biological goals as a standard to
define manatee recovery in Janu-
ary 2003. The goals, developed in
conjunction with the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, are defined as: (1)
statistical confidence that the aver-
age annual rate of adult manatee
survival is 90 percent or greater; (2)
statistical confidence that the aver-
age annual percentage of adult


statistical confidence itat mte aver-
age annual rate of manatee popu-
lation growth is equal to or greater
than zero.
These goals are also part of the
current,. federal recovery plan for
manatees.
Prior to the change, the FWC
rule listed six criteria in evaluating
manatee protection zones. They
included (1) patterns and intensity
of known boating activity.in the
area; (2) seasonal and/or year-
round manatee use; (3) the num-
ber of manatees that use the area
on a regular or periodic basis; (4)
manatee mortality trends within
the area; (5) features.in the areas
such as seagrass beds, fresh or
warm-water, etc.; and (6) charac-
teristics of the waterway. The
change to Rule 68C-22.001 will
include a seventh criteria -
whether measurable biological
goals that define manatee recovery
are being achieved in, the region
where new manatee protection
zones are under consideration.


FWC seeks feedback on wildlife legacy initiative


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission is
inviting further public comment
on the final submission of Flori-
da's first comprehensive wildlife
strategy, an action plan for con-
serving the state's fish, wildlife
and natural places. The 500-plus
page document, a component of
Florida's Wildlife Legacy Initia-


tive, is part of one of the largest
conservation planning efforts in
the nation. Each state has devel-
oped a proactive action plan to
conserve x wildlife before they
become more rare and costly to
protect.
"Florida's action plan can
help us fulfill our responsibilities
to conserve' wildlife and the


places they live," said Thomas
Eason, leader of FWC's Species
Conservation Planning Section.
"The health of wildlife is often
an early indicator of disease and
pollution that affects us all. Flori-
da's action plan will conserve
wildlife and natural places for.
future generations."
The action plan is a living


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ted to reviewing and revising the
plan with continued public
input. The FWC is planning a
workshop or series of work-
shops early in the new year and
through spring 2006, with a con-
ference in the fall.
"The strategy is a work in
progress that will be updated
continually, revised and
improved, based on the input of
all those interested in wildlife
conservation," Eason said.
"Working together, Floridians
are shaping a future filled with
wonderful, wildlife resources
and providing for the efijoyment,
recreation and livelihood of its
residents and visitors."'
The public review process is
open Sept. 16 through Dec. 16.
Floridians can provide com-
ments and suggestions online at
MyFWC.com/wildlifelegacy.
Florida's Wildlife Legacy Ini-
tiative is the FWC's long-term
approach to secure federal fund-
ing, leverage that funding, and
launch and revise the conserva-
tion strategy. The success of the
initiative depends on partner-
ships. Its goal is to avert future
declines of native wildlife with a
goal to keep common species
common.


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will join us for a day of fun and entertainment and fundraising for
those people who were helping us last year during our Hurricane
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Everyone Welcome! Bring your lawn chairs!
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8 SPORTS The Okeechobee News, Friday, September 23,2005


World Cup soccer

player to attend clinic


Special to Okeechobee News
The Brahman varsity cheerleaders will be in attendance
when the Brahmans take oh the LaBelle Cowboys tonight in
LaBelle. The 2005-2006 varsity football cheerleaders are:
(front row, left to right) Alexis Ariail, Amy Lamberti and
Dominique Alderman; (middle row, left to right) Kasey McK-
ane, Jamie Butler, Jessica Ziglar, Brook Shorter and Whitley
Burch; and, (back row, left to right) Jessie Carr, Kayla Hin-
ton, captain Stephanie Sickels, captain Askley Childers and
Charity Olivarez.

Brahmans take on


Cowboys in LaBelle


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Brahmans (3-1) will trav-
el to LaBelle (1-2) tonight to take
on the Cowboys on their home
turf. The Brahmans are coming
off a 51-0 win over John Carroll
High School, but Brahman
coach Chris Branham warns,
"LaBelle will be a lot tougher.
They have a really good running
back that we will have to watch
closely. In my opinion, the sea-
son is just beginning. It's going
to be a great deal tougher from
now until the end of the season.
The' team has played really well.
I couldn't ask more from a great
group of kids."
LaBelle head coach Ron Dun-
bar is taking the Brahmans very


seriously. "The Brahmans are
much improved this season. We
are taking them very seriously.
We have had two close losses
against some tough teams and
are hoping to get our confidence
back. It should be a good game.
We do have a good running back
in Matt Davidson. He is a senior
who has over 500 yards rushing
in three games this season.
There are quite a few schools
talking to him, but he has not
made any decision yet."
The game is scheduled to
begin at 7:30 p.m., in LaBelle.
The Brahmans will return to
Brahman stadium next Friday,
Sept. 30 to play host to the
Sebastian River Sharks. That
game is also scheduled to begin
at 7:30 p.mi- :


Brahman bowlers

defeated by Greyhounds
The Brahman bowling teams ing on the fourth place Grey-
made their way to the Port St. -hounds on their home lanes.
Lucie Lanes to take on the Grey- The boys had a tough match los-
hounds of Lincoln Park. The ,ing two out of three games and
Lady Brahmans went down in the match by 30 pins. The team
defeat against a tough first-place was led by Robert Rodriguez's
ranked Lady Greyhound team 7- 604 series and 234 high game,
0. Even though the Lady Brah- Sonny Lowe's 212 and Michael
mans lost, they had several good Minnick's 203 high. The Brah-
games. Team captain Christy man boys now stand at 3-2.
Perry had a 200 high game, Glen- The teams will,be on the road
da Shanks had a 152 and Sara against Sebastian River and Ft.
Johnson had a 132 high. The Pierce Central before returning
Lady Brahmans remain in sev- to the Stardust Lanes in Okee-
enth place with a 1-4 record.. chobee on Sept. 29 to meet John
The Brahman boys came into Carroll High School. Bowling
the match in second place, tak- will begin at 3:30 p.m.


OG & CC weekly results


PI.G.S. League
Sept. 13: First-Kenny Curran.
Second-Randy Ketcherside. Last-
Russ Adams, Sr. Closest to the Pin-
(2) Ben Burdeshaw, (8) Don
Heath, (11) John Weber and (17).
Terry Mallester.
Sept. 16: First-Max Sherry. Sec-
ond-Kenny Curran. Last-Randy


Ketcherside. Closest to the Pin-(2)
Ken Burnett, (8) Don Gray, (11)
Ken Burnett and (17) Randy
Ketcherside.
Sept. 20: First-Penny King. Sec-
ond-J.W Cain. Last-Randy Ketch-
erside. Closest to the Pin-(2) Ida
Curtis, (8) Ned Dye, (11) Earnie
Whaley and (17) no one.


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Hugo Caicedo, a former
World Cup soccer player from
Columbia, South America will
be in town for a soccer clinic on
Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m.
until 12 noon.
All high school girl and boy
soccer players are invited to
attend as are all area soccer
coaches. There is a $10 fee per-
person for attending this clinic.
For information or to sign up
for this clinic, contact Celia Fox
at (863) 357-3216 or L.W. Smith
at (863) 697-6706.


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Special to Okeechobee News
Hugo Caicedo is a former
World Cup soccer player
from Columbia, South
America who will be teach-
ing at a soccer clinic for all
high school players and
area soccer coaches.


Sports Briefs


Tourney to help
Kids in Distress
The Big Reel Bassmasters of
Margate will hold their 22nd
annual Ghost & Goblins open
bass tournament to benefit Kids
in Distress 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
www.eteamz.com/bigreelsfla/.

Touchdown Club
seeks new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this
club is to promote pride,
respect, spirit and unity among
the O.H.S. players and student
body, staff, coaches, families and
the business 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,
platinum inimbership is $1,200.
A portion of each' member-
ship goes to the general athletic
fund, and another portion goes
into a scholarship trust.
For information, call Brah-
man head football coach Chris
Branham at (863)462-5050.

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

Bass club sponsors
kids fishing tourney
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
will sponsor its 20th annual Kids'
Day Fishing Festival on Oct. 30 at
the airboat ramp area of Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina.


This festival will run from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. A Bassmaster
Casting Kids competition will
take place from 10 a.m. until 1
p.m., followed by a live fishing
competition from 1 until 4 p.m.
All children between the ages
of 7-14 are encouraged to com-
pete in the Bassmaster Casting
Kids competition. Children
between 4-14 are invited to com-
pete in the live fishing competi-
tion. Both events will be broken
down into different age groups.
There is no charge for this fun
day of fishing.
Refreshments will be avail-
able to competitors and specta-
tors.
For information contact Dave
Stout, vice-president of the Tay-
lor Creek Bass Club, Inc. at (863)
467-2255.


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October 29 & 30, 2005
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1 8 SPORTS






The Okeechobee News, Friday, September 23, 2005


At the Movies
At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, Sept. 23,
through Thursday, Sept. 29, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Flight Plan" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15,.7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Four Brothers" (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 "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


Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooper-
ative is a six library cooperative
serving Highlands, Hardee, DeSo-
to and Okeechobee counties. The
Heartland Library Cooperative
will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes
throughout the six libraries, in the
four-county area. A technology
information trainer will take a
mobile computer lab to each
location four times per month to
teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to.
the Internet and how to commu-
nicate via e-mail with friends and
relatives. The more advance com-
puter class will teach how to keep
the computer clean and how to
send pictures. You may also con-
tact your local libraries for these
same classes. In Okeechobee, call
(863) 763-3536. Or contact
Gabriell Turner, information tech
trainer, at gabi@myhlc.org.
Child Find
helps kids 1-7..
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resdurces System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age, who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in
a school setting. Child Find pro-
vides free screenings on speech
and language, development,
vision, and hearing. For informa-
tion, contact Debbie Wagner at
(800) 358-8525.
Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee; Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents.
Permanent and part-time volun-
teers provide direct patient sup-
port services such as companion-
ship, telephone contacts, letter
reading, main caregiver relief and
other non-medical assistance.
They also assist Hospice in fund
raising, clerical and office sup-
port. Age is not a barrier. For infor-
mation, visit Hospice of Okee-
.chobee at 411 S.E. Fourth St.,
Okeechobee, or call (863) 467-
2321.
Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart 701 S.W. Sixth St.
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For information, call (863)
763-4333.


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

BROWN BRINDLE- Medium
size, vic of U-Sie. nce dog
Call to identity
(863)674-0537..
JACK RUSSELL- Vic. of 700A
Call to identify
(863)763-8085
Original manuscript by-J. K.
Rowling "Harry.Poter & The
'Jester's Javelin" ?? Please
call to identify 714-999-0083

BOXER- male, rusi/white, 6yrs
old, purple collar, vic of
SR70 & 80th Ave. Little girl
misses (863)824-0800.
DOG- Female Beagle, Black.
white & brown approx 20lbs
Last seen N W 3rd St. Child
pets. $100, Reward
863-447-1141

ALUMINUM ROOFING PANELS
12" wide. Free for the taking.
(863)946-1481
BEAGLE, Male, 1 yr. old, Tri-
Colored, CKC papers. Loves
kids. Up to date shots. $100
(863)484-0314
HUSKY DOGS- Male & Fe-
male, Free To Good Home!
(863)357-2494
KITTENS- (2) 8wks old, to
good homes, very cute, 1
male 1 female, in/out liter
trained (863)635-3439..
KITTENS, Very cute! Free To
Good Homes Only!
SBlack/white & orange/white.
(863)763-7441
MIN PIN/GOLDEN RET. PUPS
1 m, 1 f, jet black, 8wks old,
good w/ kids. Odd match but
adorable (863)763-5030
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.
When doing those chores is
doing you in, Ris time to
look for a helper in the
classified.


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Employment
Part-Tane 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230





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

BOOM TRUCK OPERATOR/
LABORER: Class B CDL req.
863-467-1932 evenings or
561-719-3677 day. EOE.
BRICKLAYERS; STONE
MASONS & LABORERS
Top pay & great benefits. Call
(561)793-5924 or 718--1227
EXPERIENCED ALUMINUM
INSTALLERS
Needed immediately in
Tallahassee area. Good pay,
steady work. Call Florida
Screened Enclosures at:
12291378-0839 ask for .Jesse


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IExp. workers needed for
IPetroleum Industry '
iPipe Fitters -'
SEquipment Operators
Electrician's Helpers
ILaborers & Helpers I
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record. Weekly travel req'd
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DAIRY FOREMAN:
Exp./Bilingual Preferred
House, Phone, Lights
Provided. Call
634-1758 or634-1756
DRIVERS
Small Company with Well'
Maintained Equipment is
looking for: Experienced,
Qualified, Hardworking
Drivers. Must have: Class
A License and be willing to
work51/2 days.
Choice of work area from:
Orlando south or Longer
Trips to north Florida/
South Georgia. Permanent
work with a variety
of loads.
Call (863)763-6606
EXPERIENCED WELL
DRILLERS NEEDED.
Call Rodney or Frank
(863)763-3221
American Drilling
HARVESTING COMPANY
Looking for a Mechanic.
Interested please fax resume
to 239-369-2267


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


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


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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
Call: (863) 357-2442 for more info.
OKEECHOBEE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE
NOW HIRING
Certified & Non- Certified Correctional Officers
Excellent Benefits & Salary
Trainee: $29,131.83
Certified: $31,920.78
Contact Sergeant Lor Kibler, Recruiter @ (863)462-5424 or
Email: Kibler.lori@mail.cd.state.fl.us
Monday-Friday 8am 5pm or apply online @
Http//myflorida.com

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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Okeechobee News is seeking a full
time News Clerk. Duties include type
setting news copy, scanning and proof-
reading.
The right applicant will:
Have computer skills
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
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Work Sunday & Monday Evenings
Knowledge in computer.pio'gr ams:
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(Preferred but will train)
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and
empowered
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Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
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The Daily Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity
Employer





Pasture
Development
Foreperson
Lykes Bros, Inc.
Ranch Division .
has an opening ,'*
for PDF to oversee
operation for approximately eight tractors
involved in the planting/production of
pastures. To supervise fertilization pro-
grams, chemical applications, weed con-
trol and pasture maintenance programs.
Successful candidates would have prior
experience with pasture grasses & a valid
Florida Drivers License. Accepting appli-
cations Mon-Fri 8am-3pm
Lykes Bros, Inc. Ranch Division
106 SW County Rd 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Drug Free Workplace AA/EOE/M/F/D/V
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SLykes Bros, Inc.
Ranch Division'
Applicant must have one
(1) year prior experience with farm & die-
sel equipment, have own tools & a valid
Florida Drivers License. Applications ac-
cepted Mon-Fri 8am to 3pm at:
106 SW County Rd 721
Okeechobee, FL
Drug free workplace. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

FOOD SERVICE PERSONNEL
JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL FEEDING PROGRAM
FOOD PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE
CLEAN BACKGROUND &
DRUG SCREENING
BENEFITS
863-467-5600
OKEECHOBEE NEWS


PERSONAL ASSISTANT WANTED
For a 3 acre Resort in Lake Port. Higrly moirl, v jl31tlJ : .j
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 Florida 863-946-1185


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FEED MILL
WORKERS NEEDED
2nd and 3rd shift,
Computer Experience a
Plus, Benefits Available
Apply at:
SyfrettFeed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
863-763-5586
HARVESTING COMPANY
Looking for a Harvesting
Supervisor. Experienced in
Fresh Fruit preferred.
Interested please fax resume
to 239-369-2267
HHA'S & CNA'S &
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Shirley's Personal Care
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PAINTERS NEEDED
Experienced only
Must havetransportation
(863)634-0296
PRIDE ENTERPRISES


Exc. benefit package. Fax re-
sume to 561-996-8559.

Route Sales -
Interstate Brands
(Okeechobee.
Ideal applicants will have
customer service & route
sales experience. EarlyAM
starts, w/split days off: Sun
& Wed. HS diploma or
equivalent. Great benefits.
Apply: One Stop Career Ctr,
209 SW Park St or fax
resume 407-843-4559 or
call 800-226-5110 ext 146
EOE, M/F/DV



ASSISTANT NEEDED: For
Quadriplegic w/Exercise &
Daily Routine. No exp. needed.
Will train. (863)634-6869

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Roll-Top Desk
This do-it-yourself roll-top
desk project has six roomy
drawers, a large, shallow
drawer in the middle and two
pull-out drawing boards, as
well. as 16 nooks and two
drawers under the roll-top
cover. The desk measures 50
in. lo0 by 43 in. tall by 28
in. deep.
Roll-Top Desk plan
(No. 571)... $9.95
Dckl.s Package
4plansincl.571
(No. C77)... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle itemss, clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


CNA/HHA, COMPANION
Bi-lingual, Live Ins.
(772)466-9199
Work is in Okeechobee



OFFICE ASSISTANT P/T ,
Must be computer literate and
able to perform general office
duties. Saturday& Sundays
SCall Jodie at 763-5593 or
email resume/information to
walpole(aearthlink.net
P/T PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
Exp. preferred. Weekday after-
noons to 6pm & Saturdays to
2pm, ContactThe Medicine
.Shop w/you resume at
105 NW 5th St.
WANTED: P/T/FT Help
Twin Oak Pet Cemetery
Must be dependable w/
professional appearance
Call (863)467-6377



METAL FRAMING: Looking for
i.ossible, limited partnership
whfo has contacts in residential
drywall/metal framing. I have
license, ins., trailer & tools:
Okeechobee/Vero area.
772-201-8715.

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 3.10
Tax Preparation 315





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Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
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guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
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doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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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 a number out of your
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Babysitting 405
Chid Care Neeed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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



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


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building MaterialsS40
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
ComputerVideo 580
Crafts, Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
SJewelry 635
LampsLights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.
Equipment 665
Pets 'Supplies'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




WINDOW UNIT 7000 BTU,
works good $30
(863)635-7987


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
cirrvinn case, $75.
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DEEP FREEZE 5 cu ft. Only
'used about 6 months. Pd..
$159 selling for $75
(863)635-7987
DRYER/WASHER like new,
$'250 'for both
(863)467-4366 634-2303
FREEZER, UPRIGHT: Ken-
more. Like .new. $200.
(863)674-1105
REFRIGERATOR GE Profile,
4yrs, 23cu ft, ice/water dis-
penser. $350
863-946-0614/215-527-9221
REFRIGERATOR- Gibson Frost
SClear, Almond, Works great,
Very cold! $50.
(863)357-0615
STOVE: 30", Electric, Like
new. $100 (772)215-9168
STOVE, MAGIC CHEF, White,
4 Burners, Oven storage
drawer. Works great! $75.
(863)634-0245
WASHER & DRYER: Large ca-
pacity. Like new. $225.
(772)215-9168
WASHER & DRYER SET, GE,
Basic models. White. 5 yrs.
old. Work great! $125.
(863)634-0245
WASHER, $75.
(863)634-0779


WASHER/DRYER, Maytag,
good condition, $150.
(863)467-1547 or
863)532-9700.


TANNING BED under 1 yr
old, maybe used 6 times. Pd
$2000. asking $1400
(863)697-3211


BIKE, 3 Wheel, very good
cond. also 2 wheel Schwinn
Bike. $ 150 for both or will
separate. (573)517-2577
SCHWINN, 1955- Original
condition, $900.
(863)467-5756.



CLOSET MAID: Closet System
Parts, All brand new. Left over
from new construction. $150.
(863)675-3944 LaBelle.



PATIO SLIDING GLASS DOOR
w/track. $25. (863)675-3944
in LaBelle.
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
BOY'S CLOTHES- new-
born-2T, Lg. assortment, Exc
cond. $155. takes all or will
separate. (863)763-6131


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


Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943
ID BRACELETS- (2) not alike,
gold finish, engraved "Eliza-
beth" 1950's, $20 will sell
sep. (863)983-1848.



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
HP Pavilion, windows 98,
mouse, monitor, speakers,.
printer, keyboard, $375.
(863)697-1854
IBM COMPUTER- DVD, CD
burner, 17" monitor, wireless
keybrd/mouse, $450 neg
(863)763-2034.


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
BR Set, King size, all wood,
$500 or best offer.
(863)467-1072
COFFEE TABLE & 2 END TA-
BLES, off white, w/cherry-
wood tops & glass inserts,
$150. (863)763-8146
COMFORTER SETS twn (2)
camouflage, w/ blanket,
sheets, pil. cases, curtains &
shelves $100 863-447-0965
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Match-
ing set. Multi Colored. $150
(863)634-0716
DESK- With bookshelf, Key
board drawer, Light oak
w/metal accent. $40.
(863)357-0615
DINETTE SET &,sleeper sofa,
2 gis end tbls & coffee tbl,
.stereo sys. w/ spkrs. $200 all
will sep. (863)675-0483


Entertainment Center, So-
fa/Sleeper, Rocking Chair,
Recliner, Hutch, $150 will
sell sep. (863)675-1621aft 6
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid oak, w/hideaway
doors, $150.
(863)634-0716
FUTON BUNK BED- New,
wood frame, $200
(863)675-0244
FUTON SOFA BED, Full sized
w/decorative cover. Wooden
frame. Very nice. $40.
(863)447-0002
KING SIZED BED- California,
Headboard, Mattress,-com-
plete, Very nice $100
(863)986-4743
KITCHEN TABLE; $50.
(863)634-0779
LOVESEAT & COUCH, tan,
leather, exc. cond., $1100 or
best offer. (863)467-1072
MATTRESS, BOXSPRING &
FRAME, King Size, $300.
(863)801-3412 .
RECLINER, Mauve, Wood din-
ing room table & 4 chairs &
5 drawer dresser. All_$130,
will sep. 863-675-0256
SOFA, Hide A Bed, good con-
dition, $150. (863)983-4743
SOFA LS,CHAIR- Clean, ask-
ing $350. (863)763-5741
SOFA, Sectional, 5 pc., Ends
recline. Blue multi color.
Good shape. $1,25.
863-675-0256



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
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
CONVERSION II ELIPTI-
CAL/STEPPER- used very lit-
tle. $100 (8963)674-0098.
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



RICE MAKER, Hardly used.
$8. (863)447-0002


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR Jet
1, red/grey. Used very little
$600(863)675-3764
LIFT CHAIR- electric, excellent
condition, $350
(863)801-5353
POWER SCOOTER & W/C LIFT
Loft works in car trunk, van or
truck. Rotates 360, 2501b lift
$400 (863)634-8608
WHEELCHAIR, new, light
weight, wide seat, 17x17.5,
with seat pad, pd. $575,
now $325. (863)357-8788


Si l No ice


GENERATOR- Makita, brand
new, never used, cost $2000
sell for $1200
(863)467-5756



LADDER- 40', aluminum, Wer-
ner, good working cond.
$150 neg. (863)467-6434.
SAWS (4) 2 Radial & 2 Table.
$200 or best offer for all.
863-675-1816 or
239-340-4758
TOOL BOX, Snap On, Black,
24"x54"x40"H Approx. 112 yrs.
old. Pd. $4000, Asking $1600
neg. 863-467-7097 after 6pm


WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art Paying
$200-$5000 (772)562-5567


W* M No-


4 bay utility barn, newly
refurbished, concrete drive &
parking. Must See! Call Jay
863-634-3451
CBS Home, 2/1.5, concrete
driveway, screened porch, 2
sheds, Southwest Section,
$169,000. (863)763-2388
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 5.6 ac,
3br, 2ba. Lg sc. rm, cleared &
fenced, beautiful trees &
Idscpg. Horses OK, Ig barn &
arena. Subdiv. into 4 sep. lots.
$475K (863)824-8793
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


t ca- Not ice


150hp Mariner, Aluminum
trailer, GPS & depth finder.
$9800. (863)467-9298 ,


COACHMAN CATALINA 2003,
30 Ft. w/14 Ft. Slide Out. Like
new. $13,000. or best offer.
(863)610-3147/835-6092
HOLIDAY RAMBLER.1973
Travel Trailer, w/8'x30' Florida
Room. A/C. Stove & Full size
fridge. $8000 863-357-6406
VIKING- '95, Slide in camper,
Ultra light, sleeps 3, stove &
frig, Gas or electric. $5000
or best offer. (863)697-6398


GAS SCOOTER- stand up,
good condition, $125 or best
offer (863)228-2828


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WHEELCHAIR RACK electric,
for wheelchair or scooter.
$100(863)675-3764


DISPLAY SHOWCASE, 5 Ft.,
Glass. Good condition. $150.
(863)447-1178
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
MINI BLINDS, white, vinyl,
w/hardware, (4) 47" wide,
(2) 36" wide, (1) 28" wide,
$35 neg. (863)467-2434
RUG YARN- cut packages,
75+ unopened.and many
part pkgs all colors, $25
(863)983-1848.
SHUTTLE BUS, Ford Econo-
line, '91, 25 passenger, a/c,
$5000 or best offer.
(863)675-5947



DRUM SET, BY: TAMA, Brand
new symbols & stands.
$650 or best offer.
(863)763-3765
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.
BABY QUAKER & Black head-
ed Counard, $170 will sell
sep. (863)673-2483
BIRD FEEDER, including pole
& screw in support, $7.50.
(863)763-2935
BOSTON TERRIER- 1 1/2
years old. $200.
(863)697-3346
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES 1
male, 2 female, all black &
white. Parents on prem. $150
ea. (863)675-3915 Pis Iv msg
DACHSHUND, Chocolate, Full
Blooded. 10 months old.
Male. Good w/kids. $150
(863)763-5883
FERRETS, 1 Male, 1 Female,
Extremely Tame w/Extra
Large 2 Story Cage. $200 or-
best offer. (863)763-3765
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER,
Male, Approx. 8 mos., C.K.C.
papers. Loves kids. $100.
Call (863)484-0313
MINI REX BUNNIES, 1 pair.
$20. Muse area.
(863)675-4981.
PARROT CAGE Large. Asking
$300 (863)674-0205
PIT BULL PUPS- 5 mos. old,
2M-1F, UTD on all shots,
$150 (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
RED NOSED PITBULL 5 mo
old, all shots up to date $300
(863)447-0965
ROOSERTS (3) Rhode Island
Red. Wellfed, penned. $30
for all or will separate.
(863)763-0367



POOL 3/2 x 16/ in good
condition w/ all accessories.
Practically new. $100
(863)763-4512



Sew/Embroidery Machine,
babylock, Ese, hoops, cards,
software, $2500.
(863)635-0772


GOLF CART- Yamaha, '96,
Gas, Excellent condition.
$1500 or best offer
(863)357-1577
PING PONG TABLE- $40.
(410)228-1849



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



SANYO 17" color, Panason-
ic, 17", color. $50 for both,
will separate (863)357-4831


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


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Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm FeedProducts 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds. Plants,'
Flowers 865



GELDING, Very Gentle. Kid
friendly. 10 yrs. old. Asking
$1500. (863)357-0690
MINIATURE STUD HORSE-
31" tall, child broke, incld,
saddle & tack, 2yrs old,
$1000. (863)227-0367.



DIXON- Zero turn, 38" cut,
Great shape, new tires, $700
or best offer. (863)467-5616
PUSH MOWER Self propelled
clean, reliable $100 or best of-
fer (863)467-7428
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 14.5
hp, 42" cut. Auto trans. $550.
(863)697-2033.


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


Rentals



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



BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 3 Br, 2 Ba
on the water. No utilities, un-
furnished. $1000 mo.
863-824-0981
HOUSE FOR RENT 2 BR 1 DW.
by Kissimmee River, $500 ro''
1st mo & sec. dep. to -ill:v
in. No Dogs (561)746-5852
KINGS BAY, 2 Bdrm., 2 B
Story. Community Pool, .
nis. $800 mo., 1st mo's. .ec.
dep. & ref. (863)467-5221
Okeechobee'S Nicest! New
1&2 BR homes-waterfront,
clean & quiet, from $700.
(772)215-0010/215-2757
TREASURE ISLAND, 3 Br, 2
Ba on water. No util.; unfur-
nished, cathedral ceiling, shed,
carport. $1000. mo.
(863)824-0981


BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Quiet
area, 2/2, Lake access,
$575, 1/2 until, 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


Real Estate
I II


Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale10l15
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080






BEST Location Everl 4br 2ba
On 5 wooded acres w/ lake.


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


OKEECHOBEE 5 ACRES
Lot in town, off Eagle Bay Dr .
$475,000 or best offer.
Interested parties call:
(207)288-8597 or Cell
(561)301-1343


MobileHomes



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







MOBILE HOME 2 Bdrm.
Fenced yard. Front porch.
Close to town. $700 mo.
Call (863)634-3451.
ON CANAL: 2/2 w/Easy Lake
Access & Dock. $800 mo. +
sec. inclds lawn maintenance.
(561)746-2921/262-1390
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Okeechobee 3br, 2ba, Lake
access, No pets. $1100 mo
1st& sec.dep.561-236-9003



LARKE LAKES- 2000 3br, 2ba,
dbl wide, furnished, 7274 sq
ftlot, (863)467-2414 .
MOBILE HOME '91 SW 14x66,
3 Bdrm., 2 Ba, Zone II, You
must move. $4500. N. Ft.
Myers. 239-543-5102.
New& Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106


RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles, ATVs 3035



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 BOAT-'97, 20ft, Stratos,
w/'98 Evin. 225, exc. cond.,
low hrs., $14,000. Steve,
(561)745-2372/339-0960.
BASS TRACKER '89, 16Ft., 35
hp Mercury Minnkota. A/T
Tournament Series, 24 volt.
535 Hummingbird. Live well.
Runs good. Must sell. $2000
(863)763-6065 Ask for Ken
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 TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $175.
863-674-1105.
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
JON BOAT 10', good canal
cleaner. No leaks, in good
shape. $100 or best offer
(863)467-7428
MONARCH ALUM BOAT, 15'-
Front platform 30HP Evin-
rude, tiller trlr, $1800 neg.
(863)697-2969.
PONTOON BOAT 91, 75 John-
son O/B, Generator, Lights,
GPS, F/F, Poles & Holders. No
trlr. $3500 (863)357-6406
SEA NYMPH 16FT-fully
rigged, trolling mtr, trlr, 40hp
Mere outboard, needs minor
work $1000 (863)467-1300.
SEA RAY 1991, 135 V6 0/B,
Flat Boat, $2000 or best of-
fer. (772)219-9491
WAHOO- 19', Center console,


HONDA SHADOW 500- '85,
Good condition, Runs great
$1500 or best offer.
(863)634-7046
YAMAHA 2002 PW50- cranks
on 1st kick, great starter
bike, $600 (863)467-6434
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
good, 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


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


Automobiles



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



BUICK REGAL, '86, cold air,
$1200. (863)357-2623
CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 -
Runs great, cold air. $950
(863)467-8013
Chevy Corsica, '94, runs
'good, needs TLC, $500 or
best offer. (863)447-5540
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
FORD TEMPO- '92, 4 door, re-
conditioned engine, 48K,
Good around town car $700.
or best offer (863)357-0060
Honda Civic DX Hatchback,
'89, wrecked but did run, for
parts, $300 or best offer.
(863)447-5540
HYUNDAI SCOOP '95 a/c,
cd, runs great, great on gas.
$900 (863)983-559
LINCOLN TOWNCAR, 1988 -
Good cond., black rag top,
new tires, cold a/c, $1300:
863-801-6033
MERCURY SABLE '93 white,
tinted windows, cruise control.
runs great & great on gas.
$900 (863)983-5597
MERCURY TRACER, '91- A/C
not working, runs good. Al-
most new tires. $1000 or
best offer (863)675-1621.
NISSAN MAXIMA 95: V6, Au-
to., 5 spd., A/C. Good on gas.
Like new. $800 down, 60 wk.
or $2499. (954)260-1933
Nissan Sentra, '94, runs good
with cold a/c, $2000 or best
o f f e r
(863)763-8286/801-3364



NISSAN STANZA 1985, good
work car, strong motor,
$1295 cash. (561)358-6307
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME 87, V8, Auto. Auto. All pow-
er, A/C. Works well. Needs
work. $500 (863)763-9592
PLYMOUTH- '95, 4cy, good
condition, $2400
(561)992-8692.
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE- '02,
Loaded, 4 new tires, Good
paint/no rust, $10,000. Neg
561-996-6017 or 996-2076
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
TOYOTA COROLLA 1992, 4
Door, Auto., 4 cyl., A/C.
Runs excellent. $1800 or
best offer. (772)461-4044


LVLVO, '88- 4cyl, low miles,
perfect cond., $2200
(561)992-8692.



BOOM TRUCK, w/bucket,
$2000 or best offer.
(863)673-2483



FORD BRONCO II 1990, 2
Door Wagon (4WD) 96,000
miles. $2000 or best offer. Call
Cindy (863)801-1742 after 6p
JEEP- '85, Selling parts or
whole. $650.
(863)697-1742
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs and
looks good $1500.
863-673-0920/675-9243.







12 Okeechobee News, Friday, September 23, 2005


Chevy Dually 350, '84 nds
some bdy wrk, gd bed & 454
eng. 400 turbo trans. Xtra gas
tank $2200 (863)697-8227
GMC, '88, w/eng, work,
18,280 gvwr, 24' waterproof
van body, w/attic, good tires,
$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
DODGE OMNI '89 for parts
only. Good tires, engine has
42K orig mi. $300
(863)763-0367
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION,
3.84, 4,000 miles, $500.
(956)784-0854
POSI TRACTION UNIT- with
gears, $300 or best offer
(863)467-8856.
RIMS/TIRES low profile, 4
post lock lug nuts, off of Hon-
da Civic. $250 (863)532-8158
RUBBER MATS- Heavy duty,
fits '01 F150 Truck, Good
condition. $30.
(863)763-6131
TIRES & RIMS (4) 31575R16
fires, 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
TOOLBOX full size, like new
condition, diamond plated,
single lid, $120
(863)634-4672
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt GM,
$300 (863)467-8856.
TRUCK TOPPER- Fiberglass,
full size, maroon, asking
$150 or best offer
(863)357-3564.


gI Pulc o ice


CHEVY 3/4 TON PICKUP '86,
new motor, runs good, good
body, parts only, no title,
$900. (863)673-6738
CHEVY PICK UP 1990, A/C,
V8, Dependable. $1500 or
trade for 150 hp. or larger boat
motor. (863)634-6654
CHEVY SILVERADO '92 Step
Side- AC, new tires & brakes,
350 motor, w/camper top.
$4000 neg. (863)697-6618
FORD F100 1974, 2 wd.
$1200 or Trade.
(863)675-4697
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 F150 '91 XLT, auto,
V8, cold ac, runs great, many
new parts including new tires
$2500.neg. (863)697-2032
FORD F150 '92 Ext cab, V8,
cold a/c $1000
(863)634-4672
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


KAISER JEEP '67- Military
M715, 4x4, 6 cyl, runs,
$650 neg. or will trade
(863)697-9704


DUAL WHEEL TRAILER- 16ft-
asking $250 or best offer
(863)357-3564.
ENCLOSED TRAILER- 12' dou-
ble axle, $1500 or best offer
(863)697-9704.
TRAILER, heavy duty, 6x20,
tandem axle, 3x5x1/4 frame,
w/3x3x3/16 side rails,
$2400 neg. (772)342-7304


UTILITY TRAILER, 6x10, with
siderails & 4 ft. gate, exc.
cond., $650. (863)763-1703
UTILITY TRAILER- 8x10,
open, like new, used once,
$850. (863)467-1547 or
(863)532-9700.
WELLS FARGO- Closed in with
loading ramp. $2000.
(863)801-1666


AEROSTAR WORK VAN '97-
runs great, low mileage,
$750 (863)824-0491.
Dodge 2500 Mark 111, '96,
runs good, rides great, needs
transmission work, $2500.
(863)302-1483
DODGE CARAVAN '93 Motor
runs good but needs transmis-
sion. NC. Body in great shape.
$600 (239)693-7949
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market? In the
employment section
of the classified


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



LEGAL NOTICE
Galaxy Warehouses, 3050 S.W 3rd Ter-
race, Okeechobee, FL, will be conduct-
ing a public sale or otherwise dispose
of contents of the following units to
satisfy the delinquent storage lien. This
ad place in accordance with Florida

Statutes 1985, Section 83.806.
Unitsto be sold are: Unit#
NormaBlitch 170
AmandaCurley-Jones 67
Betty Mountain 115
Sale will be conducted at Galaxy Ware-
houses at the above address on Satur-
day, October 1, 2005 at 8:00 AM.
Items may be withdrawn before sale
by paying al liens in full by 5:00 PM,
- Friday, September 30, 2005.
863-763-5044.
Items for sale include miscellaneous
household items, office equipment,
toys and tools. Open door sale. Cash
only. A $20.00 cleaning deposit will be
taken and will be refunded when unit
has been cleaned out.
86312 ON 9/23,30/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-200
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GENE ALAN HALL, SR.
a/k/a GENE A. HALL.
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Ancillary Summary Admlnislratlon)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Ancillary Summary Administration has
been entered in the Estate of GENE
ALAN HALL, SR., a/la GENE A. HALL,
Deceased, File Number 2005 CP-200,
by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida,'Probate Division, the
address of which is 304 N.W. 2nd
Street, Room 101, Okeechobee, Flori-
da 34972; that the decedent's date of
death was January 21,2004: that the
total value of the estate is $5,000.00;
that the names and addresses of those
to whom it has been assigned by such
order are:
MARGIE L. HALL, 2115 Barrett Drive,
Cumming, Georgia 30040
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent oth-
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file their
claims within this court WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
notice is September 16, 2005.
Margie L. Hall
Person Giving Notice
2115 Barrett drive
Cumming, Georgia 30040
CONELY &CONELY, A.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863) 763-3825
y: omW. Conely, III
Florida Bar #096482
Attorneyfor
Person Giving Notice
84641 ON09/16,23/2005

LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on OCTOBER 7, 2005,
at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Stat-
ute 713.78 for unpaid towing and stor-
age charges. Year, make, model and
vin are as follows.
1990ToyotaCamry
VIN#4T1W22E5LU016456
1992 Olds 4-Door S/W
VIN# 1G3AJ84N2N6399651
1997 Dodge Stratus
VIN# 1B3EJ46X8VN625630
1992 Plymouth Van
VIN#1P4GH44R3NX282247
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE!
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's.
86575 ON 9/23/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-194
IN RE: ESTATE OF
STANLEY J. BLASHAW,
a/k/a STANLEY BLASHAW,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
( Summary Adminsltrallon)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been en-
tered in the Estate of STANLEY J. BLA-
SHAW a/k/a STANLEY BLASHAW,
Deceased, File Number 2005-CP-194,
by the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 304 N.W. 2nd
Street, Room 101, Okeechobee, Flori-
da 34972; that the decedent's date of
death was December 5,2004; that the
total value of the estate is $12,438.89;
that the names and addresses of those
to whom it has been assigned by such
orderare:
JOAN ROUBIK, 6928 S. Lorraine Drive,
Countryside, Illinois 60525
BEVERLY GUSTAFSON, 11856 Plum
Court, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
STANLEY J. BLASHAW, JR., 710 Pep-
perwood Trail, Stone Mountain, Geor-
gia 30087
AL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent oth-
er than those-for whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file their
claims within this court WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDEDBY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
notice is September 16, 2005.
Joan Roubik
Person Giving Notice
6928 S. Lorraine Drive
Countryside, I1. 60525
CONELY & CONELY, A.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863) 763-3825
By: Tom W. Conely, III
Florida Bar #096482
Attorneyfor
Person Giving Notice
84638 ON 9/16,23/2005

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PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and there-
after to consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 915: AN
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE OFFI-
CIAL ZONING MAP OF OKEECHOBEE BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF
LAND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN, FROM HEAVY COMMER-
CIAL (CHV) ZONING DISTRICT TO COMMERCIAL BUSINESS (CBD) ZONING
DISTRICT, AMENDING THE ZONING MAP ACCORDINGLY, PROVIDING FOR
CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. This item was tabled at
the September 20, 2005 City Council Regular Meeting.
The Ordinance is regarding Rezoning Application No. 04-010-R. The application is
to change the zoning designation from Heavy Commercial (CHV) to Commercial
Business District (CBD) for the entire block located at Northeast Park Street and
2nd Street. Legal description being: Lots 1 to 12 of Block 153, City of Okeecho-
bee, Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records, Okeechobee County, Florida.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-800-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CIY CLERK
86467 ON 9/23/05


LEGAL NOTICE
Okee Warehouses, 2671 Highway 70
West, Okeechobee, FL, will be con-
ducting a public sale or otherwise dis-
pose of contents of the following units
to satisfy the delinquent storage lien.
This ad placed in accordance with
Florida Statutes 1985, Section 83.806.
Unils tobe sold are: Unit #
Carole Chambers 9-48
Amy Conrad 9-46
GladysDeJesus 9-05
Beth Eldridge 9-41
DianaHaltwinger 9-27
Nancy Hill 6-43
Leitsch/Simmons 7-60
Joseph Lemley 8-31
BrendaLott 6-13
Candi Nelson 8-13
Jolina Pelayo 6-12
Priscilla Pinon 7-23
John Rainwater 7-59
Sale will be conducted at Okee Ware-
houses at the above address on Satur-
day, October 1, 2005 at 9:00 AM.
Items may be withdrawn before sale
by paying all liens in full by 5:00 PM,
Friday, September 30, 2005. The of-
fice is located at Galaxy Warehouses,
3050 S.W. 3rd Terrace, Okeechobee.
863-467-2588.
Items for sale include miscellaneous
household items, office equipment,
toys and tools. Open door sale. Cash
only. A $20.00 cleaning deposit will be
taken.
86310 ON 9/23,30/05
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NOTICE
UNDER'FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
NOTICE is hereby given that the under-
signed, pursuant to the "Fictitious
Name Statute," will register with Flori-
da Department of State, Division of
Corporation the fictitious name, to wit:
Destiny Reel Enterprises
under which we expect to engage in
business at:
111 NE2nd St
Okeechobee, FL 34972
in the City of Okeechobee/County of
Okeechobee, Florida.
That the parties interested in said busi-
ness enterprise are:
Craig M. Guinn
Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee
County, Florida, this the 21st day of
Sept. 2005.
By: Craig A. Guinn
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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
JAIL BOND REFUNDING SERVICES
RFP#-2005-10
Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida, requests proposals from
qualified lending institutions to provide Jail Bond Refunding Services to refund out-
standing General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 1993 via commercial loan. The
O0CC intends to contract wth a firm, which agrees to originate and service the loan.
Jail Bond Refunding Proposal 2005 10 is available upon request. Inquiries and/or
requests for additional information should be directed to the Deputy County Admin-
istrator, Robbie Chartier at (863) 763-9312
Interested firms shall submit an original proposal and two copies thereof in a sealed
envelope beanng the name and address of the proposer and the words "PROPOSAL
FOR JAIL BOND REFUNDING," Proposals must be received by 2:00 p.m. on October
10, 2005, at the County Administrators Office, Okeechobee County Courthouse
Room 106, 304 NW 2nd Street. Okeechobee, FL 34972. Proposals will be opened
and evaluated as soon as possible, and may be awarded at the Board meeting on
October 27, 2005, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation
or delivery of proposals, reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive
technical errors and informalities, and to accept the proposal which, in its judgment,
best serves the public interest.
Okeechobee County is an equal opportunity employer.
John W. Aney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
85858 ON 9/23/05

NOTICE OF OUA MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet in regular
session on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility
Authority Offices, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, 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 verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person may provide a court re-
corder, stenographer, or a tape recorder for such verbatim record.
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
Landon C. Fortner, Jr.
Executive Director
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Community Events


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

Homeowner applications available
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County can help yob become
the owner of a new home. To find out how, Habitat for Humanity rep-
resentatives will be at the R.O.C., 310 S.W. Fifth St., onOct. 1 and Oct.
3. On Oct. 1 they will be at the R.O.C. from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. On Oct.
3, they will be there from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Applications to
become a homeowner must be turned in by Nov. 1, between the
hours of 5 and 7 p.m. For information, call (863) 357-1371. Habitat for-
Humanity of Okeechobee County is located at 1600 B S.W. Second
Ave.

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

Blessing of the animals planned
The annual blessing of animals on the feast of St. Francis will take
place at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church parish pavilion, 701 S.W.
Sixth St.; on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. People are
asked to bring their pets big or small. Those with pets who attend
the 10:30 a.m. Mass should go to the hall. Communion will be served
to in the hall at this Mass.

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

Friends of library to meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library will meet Monday, Oct 3, at
7 p.m. in the library meeting room at 206 S.W. 16th St. The purpose of
the meeting is to discuss future library programs and services, as well
as where funds have been spent. Officers will also be elected.

Prayer walk is planned
The Okeechobee Ministerial Association is sponsoring a prayer
walk on Tuesday, Oct. 4. It will be time of praying for our schools, gov-
ernment and leaders. If you are unable to walk, come and pray on the
property. Participants will meet at His House Fellowship (formerly the
Church of the Nazarene), 425 S.W. 28th St., at 6:30 p.m. Prayer events
will be held each Tuesday throughout the month of October. Locations
for each walk will be announced;

Transportation board to meet
The Okeechobee County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinat-
ing 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. ard 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 daytime grief and loss support group
meetings on the second and fourth Thursday of each month begin-
ning, 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.

Hospice plans yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, Oct. 14, and
Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hospice of Okee-
chobee volunteer house at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Ave.
All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.


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

AARP drivers safety course planned
The Crime Prevention Unit of Okeechobee will sponsor an AARP
driver safety course on Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
both days. Tuition is $10 and must be paid by check. The event will be
held behind the office of the Okeechobee County Tag Agency, 307 N.W.
Fifth Ave. Registration for these classes should be done in advance. Par-
ticipants do not have to be members of AARP, or have AARP auto insur-
ance. All seniors 50 and over are invited. For information, contact
instructor D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

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

L.O.AA. to host ride
The Lake Okeechobee AirboatAssociation (LOAA) will host a ride at
Cornwell on Sunday, Oct. 16, at MD 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 Live-
stock Show may enroll now but must be enrolled by Oct. 31, and be in
good club standings by attending monthly club meetings to be eligible to
participate in the livestock show.

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

Benefits help available for vets
Veterans and their family members that have been displaced due to:
Hurricane Katrina and have moved to the Okeechobee may contact the
County Veterans Service officer for benefits assistance at (863) 763-8124."
The County Veterans Service Office is located at 462 U.S. 98 N. in the
County Administration Annex. The office is open Monday-Thursday, 8
a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.


Vendors needed for benefit Baptist Church opens library
The Joshua Matute Family Transportation Benefit is needing vendors First Baptist Church Library invites everyone to check out books,
to set up in the Okeechobee City Park on Oct. 29. Vendors needed tapes, CDs, DVDs and Christian materials. They are open Tuesday from
include arts and crafts, food,.drink .and entertainment. There will also 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Wednesday, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.; and, Sundays
be a baking contest and prize giveaways. For information, contact Niki from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are located at 401 S.W Fourth St. For informa-
Salmon at (561) 722-0401, or HazelWetheringtonat (863) 763-3617. tion, call (863) 763-2171.




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