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Vol. 96 No. 267


Brief

Project HOPEE
offers counseling
People who have been
displaced to Okeechobee
due to Hurricane Katrina can
contact'Project H-OPE (Help-
ing Our People in Emerigen-
cies), 1600 S. W Second
Ave., at (863)634-1410, for
crisis counseling and referral
to various agencies.

Inside

Chamber helps
with storm relief
The Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce was
'racking up' Chamber mem-
bers on Thursday during the
chamber of commerce
monthly Coffee Klatch social.
Local Chamber members
gathered at the Stardust
Lanes, 1465 U.S. 441 S.E.,
and were hosted by Stardust
Lanes' owner/proprietor
Anatoli Schwartz.
Page 2
OMS helps
Katrina victims
I OMS is extremely~ proud of
the kindness and generosity
display 'd by students and
staff over the past two weeks-.
In just seven days of collec-
[ion,,OMS %Varriors donated
1$1,089.94 through jars in the
lunch periods. One anony-
mous donor brought in
$3,000, bringing the total to
$4,089.94.
The donations came in all
sizes, from pocket change to
one students' entire savings
of pennies.
Mr. Mullins and Mr Dowyn-
ing responded to the success
of the fundraiser by doubling
their stunt. Both men donned
dresses, wigs and combat
boots for their lunch duties
and each agreed to allow~ one
student from each lunch
period to pie them in the
face. Students were chosen
at random and performed
their duty witlh style.
Page 3
Robbins to be
held without bond
MIAMI (AP) -- Former Oak-
land Raider center Barret Rob.
bins %%,ill be held without bond
until his trial sometime next
year on attempted murder
and other charges stemming
from a January brawl with
police, a judge ordered Friday.
Page 5

Drought Index
Current: 484
Source: Florida Divrision
of Forestry
Loegl Bumn Bmn: None

Lake levels

15.58 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
15.73 feet
(SOURCE:9,
Soutb Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)


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This grant money will be
used for repairs on hurrican6-'
damaged homes of low- and
moderate-income people as
well as for financing-an expan-
sion of Okeechobee Utility
Authority's (OUA) wastewater
treatment plant.
Another $ 40,500,059 con-
sists of a South Florida Water
Management District c(SFWMD)
grant for canal improvements. ,
The millage rate approved
was 7. 10. One mill equals $1 for
every $ 1,000 o 'f assessed proper-
ty value. That millage rate is


expected to generate about
$12,894, 248 in revenues.
A previously approved but
separate millage rate of 0.2715 for
debt service is expected to gen-
erate $510,552. Other'revenues
will come from such things as
sale and Use taxes, charges for
services, licenses and permits,
fines and forfeitures, franchise
fees and interest earned.
On the expenditure side, gen-
eral government will receive
$8,456, 368. The largest single
area of expenditures --
$21,625,761 will go to public


safety. Other expenditures will be
earmarked for physical environ-
ment, transportation, economic
development, human services,
culture and recreation, debt serv-
ice and court-related expenses.
According to figures released
by Deputy County Administrator
Robbie Chartier, a taxpayer
whose home is assessed at
$75,000 and has a $25,000 home-
stead exemption will pay about
$840 in taxes. This includes
county, SFWMD, Children's Ser-
vice Council and school board
taxes.


county's budget has ever topped
$100 million. The total includes
all appropriated expenditures
and reserves.
The figure proposed at the ini-
tial budget workshop in July was
$87,358,848. The increase is due
primarily to unanticipated Hurri-
cane Housing Relief Program
funds and Community Develop-
ment Block grants received in the
wake of last year's hurricanes.,
The grant money went into
the current years' budget and will
be rolled over into the new fiscal
years' budget.


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Okeechobeae News/Audrey Blackcwell
On Sept. 23, Marvin Brantley said he has already filled about 50 dumpsters with 20-40
tons of scrap from his junkyard on South Parroft Avenue. He said he is making an effort
to clear the area in front of a 50-foot setback and bring his property into compliance
with the City of Okeechobee Code Enforcement Board.


Brantley, city head to court

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee Ne%%-s


II would like to thank the
four members of the code
board for standing up for what
is right and giving me an extra
30 da '%s," Marvin Brantley said
Fridav about the recent action of
the eitv' of Okeechobee Code
Enforcement Board.
There are seven members of
the code board.
Mr. Brantley was to have
Brought his junh7yard into com-
pliance witlh (he city code by
Aug. 26. He agreed to the com-
pliance date in a judgment that
settled~a la%%.suit brought by' the
city. To comply, he would have
had to clear away all items of
scrap within a 50-foot setback'
From the sidewalk 'going north
and south along South Parrott
Avenue, install an 8-foot fence
covered witlh an opaque materi-
,at and create four fire lanes for
emergency' access by the stated
deadline.
At their meeting' Sept. 13,
code board members discussed
Mr. Brantley's lack of full co 'm-
pliance. 6ome board members
admitted that, while -some
progress had been made, they
were frustrated that the Aug., 26
deadline had been missed:`
The board voted that, the lack
of four emergency~ access lanes,
at the junkylard constituted non-
compliance 'with local ordi-
nances and poses a health and
safety~ risk. They recommended


Okeechobee News/Audrey Eilackwell
'Marvin' Braritley~uses a tow motor to remove pieces of
scrap metal from the front portion of his junkyard' on
South Parrott Avenue. He is racing against the clock to
get the area cleared -and four fire lanes created within a
30-day extension allotted by the Okeechobee City Coun-
cil.- The area was'to have been brought into city code
compliance by Aug. 26.


to the city council that they take
action at their Sept. 20 meeting
to enforce the ordinance.
IIn addition, they recom-
mended that Mr. Brantley be
given another 30 days to come.
into complia 'nce and that the
city procure equipment and
manpower to take on the job of
bringing the property into com-
pliance by, the 3 1st day if it isn't
donie and charge Mr. Brantley.
Mr. Brantley's lack of compli-
ance goes before the circuit
court judge on Monday, Sept.


26, at 9 a.m.. In an earlier inter-
view City Administrator- Brian
Whitehall said depending on
the outcome, the city, may
approach the junkyard from the
code enforcement issue of the
fire lanes and the judgment
simultaneously.
Mr. Brantley said that he has
always had one fire lane in
place at the gates on the north
end'of the junkyard that allows
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of Okeechobee wiis called Friday
morning to remove the debris left
by the demolished home.
Homes of Merit sales represen-
tative,. Dick Kaiser stated that the
home was being transported from
the Barto%,% Manufactured Home
Center to a retirement communih,
in Port St. Lucie The home had
been special ordered with extra
options and wvas valued in its
See W'eather Page 2


By D.Hamflton
Okeechobee News
A tractor-trailer from Stanton
Mobile Movers caring half of a
brand newv manufactured home
went into a roadside ditch on the
northbound side of U.S. 441
between 353 Street and 358 Street
in the Fort Drum area Thursday
afternoon.
"The driver was heading south
coming from S.R 60 onto U S. 441
S and experienced bad driving


conditions due to the weather and
the structure flipped over into the
ditch onto it' roof on the north-
bound side," said Deputy Brian
Hagan of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office.
The driver and the vehicle had
to be towved out of the wooded
area by John's Tb~ving of Okee-
chobee. There were no injuries or
road blockages caused by the acci-
dent, and no charges were filed
against the driver. P & H Serices


Okeechobee News,11. Hamilton
Half of a new manufactured home was being cleaned up
on Friday morning after the mobile mover went off the
road into a ditch on U.S. 441 in the north bound lane.


Saturday, September 24,,2005


Record bud 'et is approved


County spending
plan eclipses ,,
$100,000 million
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
History was made Thursday
evening when the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners approved a budget
for fiscal year 2005/06 that totals
$104,166,829.
This is the first time that the


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entirety at more than $80,000.
Mr. Kaiser also said that
rebuilding the destroyed portion
of the house would take an addi-
tional two to three weeks to com-
plete.


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Chamber helps with hurricane relief fund


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce was 'rack-
ing up' Chamber members on
Thursday during the chamber of
commerce monthly Coffee Klatch
social.
Local Chamber members gath-
ered at the Stardust Lanes, 1465
U.S. 441 S.E., and were hosted by
Stardust Lanes' owner/proprietor
Anatoli Schwartz.
Okeechobee County Chamber
of Commerce Executive Director
Brenda O'Connor spoke to more
than two dozen members of the
chamber in appreciation of their
support in the Franklinton, La., hur-
ricane relief effort.
Ms. O'Connor stated that dona-
tions will be collected by the
Chamber for the "adopted" town
of Franklinton until the end of Sep-
tember; Numerous Chamber of
Commerce members mentioned
hurricane relief programs being


spearheaded by their businesses
and organizations including one
that will take place on Sunday,
Sept. 25, at the Brahma Bull
Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. The
restaurant's owners and employ-
ees will be donating all proceeds
from a barbecue for the Franklin-
ton relief fund. Regions Bank also
has a fund set up with all cash pro-
ceeds going to the American Red
Cross.
Mr. Schwartz said he plans to
have all proceeds from every Sun-
day in October to be put into a gen-
eral hurricane fund. He challenged
other area businesses to designate
specific proceeds for the ongoing
relief fund.
The owner of Stardust Lanes
also discussed some of the pro-
grams for area residents to enjoy,
including 24 lanes of bowling with
leagues for all age groups and
bowling abilities.
Mr. Schwartz also told mem-
bers about other upcoming pro-
grams at Stardust Lanes.
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Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce members met at the Stardust Lanes on U.S. 441
at Thursday's Coffee Klatch social gathering. Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce, said there are now more than 300 chamber
members listed in the Okeechobee area.


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access to the entire property.
"They can just drive in there
and follow it along behind the
fence," he said.
Mr. Brantley said he doesn't
understand why the city is making
an issue of the fire lanes.
"They quit talking about the
fence [needing to be 8' high at a
50-foot setback instead of 30 feet
and of a solid material], because
they could see I was going to
make that. So they started on the
fire lanes," said Mr. Brantley.
"They said the reason after 44
years is health and safety, which I
don't understand. My mother at
82 has worked here on the prop-
erty since 1961, the same as I have
at 62. We're both able to work


seven days a week and have no
health problems."
When asked about whether
there was a concern with getting
further back into the yard, he said
the area was fine.
"There is nothing to burn.
There was only one building in
the back and that burned down in
1980-something," he said. "I
doubt seriously if the city worries
about my belongings."
According to Mr. Brantley, he
has been working solid for 40
days to clean up the property with
help from his son and other work-
ers. Mr. Brantley said he has sold
all the scrap that has been
removed to Atland Recycling for 1
cent per pound. He said he has
filled about 50 dumpsters.
"I've been putting out about 10
dumpsters per week, about 20-40
tons of scrap," he said.
A lot of money has gone into


the cleanup thus far.
"Between buying the fence,
fuel and machinery, it has cost
about $40,000," he said. "But I
haven't spent anything."
He went on to say that his son
Steven has paid all the bills..
"He paid $15,000 for the
fence," Mr. Brantley said.
He gave credit to Adron Fence
Co. for their help in getting the
new 8-foot fencing up, fitting in
with his time schedule.
"They did a remarkable job.
They worked with me as I cleared
the right-of-way," he said. "I
would clear a section, and they
would put up some fence, and do
it again. It cost them a lot of extra
labor to work with me."
The city has not approved the
covering over the chain link fence,
according to Mr. Brantley.
"They are reluctant to approve
anything because they may


change their minds," he said.
While he said he is grateful for
the extra time to complete the
job, Mr. Brantley said he wishes
the city would "just leave me
alone and quit changing things."
"Before, they approved a 30-
foot setback. A chain link fence
was OK and I put it up. Then they
wanted a covering on it and they
fined me. I put up a wood one.
This time they said I'm only
approved for an 8-foot fence.
They gave me a permit to put a
fence up 30 feet back, but I chose
to put it back 50 feet, for parking
space. At the meeting Tuesday,
they [city council] brought it up,
about the 30 feet not being
enough, but we chose to put the
fence at 50 feet. A permit was
issued at 30 feet two weeks ago
and I'm going to take it to court
Monday," he said.
Mr. Brantley said he will keep


up with the clean-up work him-
self, until he goes to court on
Monday.
"I may go to jail," he said.
He added that if he does go to
jail, it would not make a differ-
ence.
"My son has full power of
attorney and he will continue
with the clean up," he said.
He said that his mother is first
lien holder on the property.
"It is left up to the judge. He
can send me to jail on the original
order, give me this 30 days, or he
could realize this is an ongoing
conspiracy and recognize the job
is getting done," said Mr. Brantley.
He explained that the conspir-
acy would be to put him out or to
cripple him.
"There are trucks and trailers
at every corner here to clean it up.
I just want people to see, to recog-
nize the work I'm doing," he said.


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OMS donates pocket change for hurricane relief


Osceola Middle School (OMS)
is extremely proud of the kind-
ness and generosity displayed by
students and staff over the past
two weeks. In just 7 days of col-
lection, OMS Warriors donated
$1,089.94 through jars in the
lunch periods. One
anonymous donor
brought in
$3,000, bringing Iarr *
the total to
$4,089.94. The donations came in
all sizes, from pocket change to
one students' entire savings of
pennies. Mr. Mullins and Mr.
Downing responded to the suc-
cess of the fundraiser by doubling
their stunt. Both men donned
dresses, wigs, and combat boots
for their lunch duties, and they
each agreed to allow one student
from each lunch period to pie
them in the face. Students were
chosen at'random and performed
their duty with style. Congratula-
tions to the following students
who got to enjoy the pie festivities
in person: Ethan Tyson, Anastasia
Medvedeva, Nettira Ridley,
Andrew Young, Judd Harris,
Tiffany Castilleja, Jonathan Her-
nandez, Lindsay Hart, Brittany
Houston, Katie Walker, Megan
McNabb, and Andre Hilliard. The
OMS FFA chapter was so excited
by the collection effort that they
have pledged 100 percent of their
proceeds from their beef jerky
sales for the next two weeks to
the hurricane fund.
Congratulations to the OMS
volleyball team, off to a fine start
on the season. The team began
the season with a second place
finish in a preseason tournament
last weekend. Then, they took on
Oslo Middle School Monday, Sept.
12, sending them home in two
games, 27-25 and 25-18. On
Wednesday, the team faced Mur-
ray Middle School and managed
to pull out a tight one, 25-8, 13-25,
15-13. Congratulations, girls.


Special to the Okeechobee News/OMS
Congratulations to the Osceola Middle School Students of the Week for this week! They pose
today with Mr. Mullins and Mr. Downing, dressed.to the nines in celebration of Osceola stu-
dents and staff reaching the $1,000 goal in their hurricane relief fundraiser. Back row, left to
right: M. Mullins, Paige Arnold, Sarah Hawthorne, Mr. Downing; Front row: Codi Mars, Karli
Rowell, Mishal Mehta, and Amanda Rathbun. Not pictured: Maria Ruiz and Libby Barker.


OMS students watch from their cafeteria seats as student Ethan Tyson gets to sock it to Mr.
Mullins in the face with a pie. Both Mr. Mullins and Mr. Downing dressed up for their cafete-'
ria duties and agreed to become 'pie victims' as part of hurricane relief fundraising efforts.


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* Take-Out Trays Fork & Knives
* Janitorial Supplies
* Tuices & Drink Mixes


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


863-467-0050
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Special to the Okeechobee News
Making plans
Doctor Tahir Naeem (left), Hospice of Okeechobee's
Medical Director and Director of Nursing Leslie Schmidt
met to discuss plans for their new Hospice Residence
which is scheduled to open early in 2006. The residence
is being designed to provide the comforts of home with
24 hours and day and 7days a week nursing care; fulfill-
ing the 23 year old dream of your Hometown Hospice
Board of Directors.


O.H.S. to host College Day


College Day will be held in the
Okeechobee High School cafete-
ria on Thursday, Sept. 29. College
Day is.for junior and senior stu-
dents only and their parents. Rep-
resentatives from various col-
leges, universities, technical
institutes and the military will be


there. The schedule for parents
and their children are: seniors
with last name A-L, 9 until 9:30
a.m.; seniors with last name M-Z,
9:30 until 10 a.m.; juniors with the
last name A-L, 10:10 until 10:35
a.m.; and juniors with the last
name M-Z,.10:35 until 11 a.m.


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Community Events

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

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

Obituary


Thomas David
Arnold, Jr.
Thomas David Arnold Jr, age
44, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005
at Raulerson Hospital, Okee-
chobee, Florida. He was borr in
Miami, Florida on Nov. 22, 1960.
Mr. Arnold has been a resident of
Okeechobee for the past twenty
years. He enjoyed fishing.
He is preceded in death by his
father, Thomas David Arnold, Sr.
and his daughter Nicole Arnold.
Survivors include his mother
Jeannette. Redman; sons Jeremy
Arnold, Joshua Arnold, and
Thomas Arnold III; his brother
Donny (Madonna) Arnold, all of
Okeechobee, Florida. He is also


survived by his sister Pam
(Robert) Stewart of Canton, Geor-
,gia; grandchil-
dren Rilley
Arnold and
Jeremy Arnold
Jr.
Memorial .
services will be -.
held on Sun-
day, Sept. 25,
2005, fromrr
11:00a.m. until Thomas David
1:00 p.m. at the Arnold, Jr.
Buxton Funeral
Home and Crematory, 110 NE
Filth Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
'Funeral Home and Crematory.


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on your shoulder, and the conservatives are kind of like an angel on
your other shoulder.

REPORT: How come the Okeechobee News didn't report on the
hostage and breakout at the Eckerd Boys School on Sept. 7? Apparent-
ly a female driver was taken hostage and assaulted out there. I would
like to find out what happened to the hostage and what happened to
that youth. (Editor's Note: While there was an escape, there was no
hostage situation. According to reports from the sheriff's office, a
client choked a female employee working in the laundry room at Eck-
erd Youth Development Center (EYDC) and demanded the keys to an
EYDC van. The employee gave the 19-year-old man the keys and he
left. The client was apprehended about one-and-one-half miles north
of EYDC and was booked into the Okeechobee County Jail, where he
remains under a bond of $50,000. The EYDC employee declined med-
ical treatment. The man, Nathan C. Siefert, is charged with escape,
strong arm robbery, battery on detention staff, felony criminal mis-
chief and grand theft motor vehicle. While we didn't do a story on the
incident, Siefert was listed in our arrest log.)


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Community Events

Farm Bureau plans annual dinner
The Okeechobee County Farm Bureau is hosting their annual
membership meeting/dinner on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 4 until 7 p.m.
at Quail Creek Plantation on Highway 68 E. The event will be a fami-
ly fun day with music, games, bounce house for the kids, sporting
clays and entertainment for all ages. Members are being asked to
bring a covered dish, a vegetable, salad or a dessert. The Okee-
chobee County Farm Bureau will provide meat and drinks. Please
R.S.VP. to Charlene or Lisa by Sept. 26, by calling the Farm Bureau
office at (863) 763-3101.

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

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

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

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

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





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Community Calendar

Saturday
Okeechobee Christian Cycles holds a ride every Saturday, weather per-
mitting. The group meets at 7:30 a.m. at the Style Studio, 1600 S.R. 70 E.
Anyone interested in riding is invited. For information contact Holly Stewart
at (863) 610-1251, or Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, 1925 U.S.
441 S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol
and other intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their.emotional or psy-
chiatric illness. It's an open discussion group. For information, call (863)
467-1026.

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

Monday
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's Center
on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orientation is for
those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee County. This meet-
ing requires no RSVP and is a question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC
Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster
Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311. .
Chobee Christian Cycles will meet'at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Par-
rott Ave., at 6:30 p.m. For information contact Gene Roddenberry at (863)
610-1841 or (863) 634-1723, or Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m..
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 111.1 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call (863)
357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
RestAurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are
invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the fel-
lowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For informa-
tion, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is
a self-help group that offers support and education for people who have
been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-
affective disorder ordual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600 S.W.
Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30p.m. For information, call (863) 763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-Mart
parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you may
have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you listen to
the great oldies music.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to Dou-
glas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Randy or
Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are either
directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other women's issues
are also addressed. One support group is held every Wednesday at 5 p.m.
in the Okeechobee County Health Department auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth
Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The other support
group is held each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist
Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, call Shirlean Graham at (863)
763-2893.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Histori-
cal Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus'
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W. Sixth
St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m: in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are
welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
tion.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave. For
information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for women who are,
or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships at 6
p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m. until noon at
the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second Language
classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the Area
Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday at 2
p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill.family member is welcome to join. The
group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings are
held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.


Community Events

Interaction Bible study planned
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 417 N.W Sixth St., will be host-
ing an interaction Bible study presented by the Bible-based television
show "It is Written". The study will be held Sept. 24-27 from 7 until
8:30 p.m. each evening. For information, call (863) 763-5996 or (863)
763-0763.

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 sponsoring
a local radio talk show event on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 a.m. with
rebroadcasts at 1 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 scholar-
ships. For information about the UNCF from the Miami area (serving
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 (former-
ly 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 information
regarding services for children and their families. The guest speaker
will be Connie Ribakoff, for the TATS Program, and Dr. Moll. The pub-
lic is invited. For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000,
ext. 257.

O.H.S. to host College Day
College Day will be held in the Okeechobee High School cafeteria
on Thursday, Sept. 29. College Day is for junior and senior students
only and their parents. Representatives from various colleges, univer-
sities, technical institutes and the military will be there. The schedule
for parents and their children are: seniors with last name A-L, 9 until
9:30 a.m.; seniors with last name M-Z, 9:30 until 10 a.m.; juniors with
the last name A-L, 10:10 until 10:35 a.m.; and juniors with the last
name M-Z, 10:35 until 11 a.m.

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.

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

Children's wishes topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc., will broadcast a talk show at 7:30 a.m. on Sat-
urday, Oct. 1, and again at 1 and 6 p.m. on stations WWFR 91.7 FM
and 100.3 FM with featured guest Richard Kelly, director of communi-
cations with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Florida. The topic
of the show will be granting the wishes of children who have a left
threatening medical condition and the acute shortage of Creole
speaking and bilingual Spanish speaking volunteers. For information,
contact the Make-A-Wish Foundation at 888-773-WISH (9474); or, at
www.sfla.wish.org.


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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, September 24, 2005


The

Fishin' Line

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Congratulations to the following
winners of last weekend's Head-
turners3.com bass tourney: (1)
Dick Myers-2-1.22 lbs.-$1,450; (2)
Larry Gibson-19.48 lbs.-$675 and
$350 for the big fish that weighed
9.56 lbs.; (3) Neil Nix-18.90 lbs.-
$500; (4) Wayne Yohn-17.24 lbs.-
$300; (5) Steve Yeatts-16.32 lbs.-
$125; (6) Bob Owens-12.88 lbs.;
(7) Troy Olivier-11.70 lbs.; (8) Buck
Durrance-11.52 lbs.; (9) Justin
Schwier-11.36 lbs. (10) Larry
Wright-10.22 lbs.
Thirty-five anglers brought 138
fish to the scale. That. averages out
to just under four fish per angler.
Larry Gibson hooked the big fish of
the day with a Gambler Ugly Otter.
The winner of the tourney used
Brush Hogs to catch his fish. Many
competitors stated that they had to


try many different areas of the lake
before finding areas where the fish
were biting. Some went south
while others tried their luck in the
river, at Tin House, the Monkey Box
and King's Bar.
A big thank you goes out to the
Big "O" Junior Teen Anglers for
their contribution to the Franklin-
ton Relief Fund. These kids raised
$1,000 at a car wash last weekend
in front of the old K Mart.
The Teen Anglers are holding a
club bass tournament today at
Okee-Tantie Marina. Their weigh-
ins begin at noon.
Bass tournaments will begin to
pick up again in October.
The Christian Team Trail will
host their monthly bass tourna-
ment on Oct. 1 at Okee-Tantie.
Their weigh-ins are scheduled to
begin at 1 p.m.
Have agreatweekend and be safe.


Special to the Okeechobee News
OMS Volleyball Team
The Osceola Middle School (OMS) Volleyball Team are in
no particular order Farah Elhindi, Paige Arnold, Brittany
Freeman, Ali Nunez, Jordan Maynard, Mrs. Jackson,
Megan Clements, Kayla Goode, Rebekah Bryan, Jamisha
Koger, Robbi Erwin, and Ms. Jones.


Robbins held without bond


MIAMI Former Oakland
Raider'center Barret Robbins will
be held without bond until his trial
sometime next year on attempted
murder and other charges stem-
ming from a January brawl with
police, a judge ordered Friday.
Robbins had been free on
$51,000 bond and undergoing
treatment for bipolar disorder at a
hospital in Texas. But Miami-Dade
Circuit Judge Kevin Emas revoked
that bond after he was arrested
Aug. 13 on marijuana charges in
San Antonio.
Emas ordered Robbins held in a
special psychiatric wing of the
Miami-Dade County jail "until the
case is resolved." No trial date has
been set.
Robbins was shot and seriously
wounded during a Jan. 15 melee
with police making a burglary call
at a building that housed a pub,
gym and jewelry store. Robbins,
found hiding in a women's rest-


room, allegedly beat one police
officer to the floor, slammed anoth-
er into a wall and rammed a third
officer's head into a wall.
Robbins' lawyer, Edward
O'Donnell, urged Emas on Friday
to give Robbins another chance
and insisted that a network of fami-
ly in Texas would keep Robbins on
his medication and out of trouble.
"He needs the support of his
family. He's fine when he's on his
medications, and we're asking for
second chance,"O'Donnell said.
But Carlos Solomiany, the lead
prosecutor, said Robbins already
had gotten more leeway than most
defendants charged with a violent
crime when he was originally per-
mitted to be with his family in
Texas after he recovered from his
wounds.
"Apparently all these people
failed him, and he failed the court,"
Solomiany said. "It didn't work. He
failed miserably and he needs to


stay in custody."
Robbins, dressed in a red jail
jumpsuit, also briefly addressed the
court, saying that he has "come a
long way" since the January fight
with Miami Beach police and that
he understands he must stay on his
medications.
"This has been quite an experi-
ence for me," said Robbins, a for-
mer Pro Bowl player.
Robbins disappeared, before
the Super Bowl in San Diego in
early 2003, then showed up inco-
herent the night before the game
and was deactivated. After a month
in an alcohol rehabilitation center,
Robbins regained his spot in the
starting lineup the following sea-
son. The Raiders released him in
2004 after he tested positive for
steroids.
Before the Miami Beach.fight,
he was also arrested for allegedly
hitting a security guard in San Fran-
cisco.


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Betty Hazellief 863-610-0144
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Sharon Prevatt 863-634-7069
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In i. 1013-M: Don't overlook this one. 5001-H: 3Bd/2Ba house on
5010-M: Very nice & clean 26x44 mobile Neat and clean this two bedroom, Kissimmee River with lake access,
with additions, 2 carports, 12x30 shed two bath mobile home has a formal in ground hated pool has solar
for RV, 8x16 storage shed w/elec., pump living room, family room, island cover, Perfect Pools maintains each
house shed, screen back porch w/extra kitchen, open porch, screened week, insulated ceiling in garage
12x16 room additiori. Fenced, nice trees, porch, workshop/storage, inside with workshop, concrete circular
utility shed 8x12, new kitchen cabinets, laundry. Back yard is fenced for drive, and lots of oak cabinets in
awnings and new roof. (#89805) family pet. kitchen. (#89561)







Acreage 4A4
5033-H: 48+/- acres w/home, split Kissimmee River Estates
1010-M: This is a unique property. bedroom plan, tile floors throughout, 5000-M: 4.73+/- acres with beauti-
3Bd/2Ba mobile home located in screened in ground pool w/large deck, ful DWMH includes lots of trees...
Seminole Cove. Home is very neat large 32x72 horse barn w/concrete garden shed, workshop w/electric,
& clean. Built in 2002 only lived in aisle way, tack & feed room, pads for storage shed, fenced, 2 wells, irri-
for a couple of months. Call today washing horses, fenced & Cross- gation system, new roof and A/C.
to see! (#89421) fenced, 2/1 bath guest house. (#89325) (#89300)


* Lot: 110x200 subdivision Northwood. $60,000 (#89072)
* Lot: 130x175 subdivision Buffington Park. $56,Q00. (#89469)
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J MSThree bedroom, three bath home in Buckhead
FORT DRUM AREA $229,000 Ridge Like Okeechobee icces,, two car garage,
2/2 on 4.770 (1997 Wassau Home) with screened C/A/H, 2940 square feet of living space, formal
plant area, stocked pond, patio. Yard has been living room, eat in kitchen with island, pool, home
landscaped with Florida trees and plants. office and more. Contact Pat Goolsby at 863-634-
(#89425) 5588. (#89779)





BUCKHEAD RIDGE $187,500 J&S ESTATES $155,000
Waterfront lake access within sight of BHR locks. Two bedroom, two bath home located in J&S
Corner lot, boathouse with electric lift, den for fish Estates. Well with water filter system, has
tales, wall A/C, tool room, 2 screen porches, car- indoor/in-ground heated pool (solar 1,000ft. pip-
port 2005, sprinkler system, new metal roof 2005. ing) with aux. 175,000BTU heater also. Work-out
(#89699) room. Sprinkler system. (#89068)


* 1.250 acres on NW 240 Street. Home or
mobile home, near the State Preserve.
Buyer responsibility to do Feasibility study,
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determination.
* 1.250 acres great area for mobile home
or conventional home. Near State Preserve.
Buyer should contact D.E.P. or S.F.W.M. for
wetland determination, Feasibility Study
buyer responsibility. All offers considered.
* 1.250 acres. Buyer responsibility to
inspect for wet areas. Seller motivated. Call
Kathy 634-8676.
* 3.837 acres in Ft. Drum, partially wood-
ed. Nice comer lot at the end of NE 311th
Street. Nice vacant homesite. Possible low
areas. Motivated sellers/bring offers. Call
Kathy 634-8676.
* Close to town in Bet-Her Acres. CBS
3Bd/1Ba on comer lot with large shed for
husband and shed with breezeway fro stor-
age and your boat. Chain link fencing with
separate section for your dogs. Great kid
friendly home.


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4/2, Fm Rm, CBS, 1932 SF, only needs a
little TLC, two min. from lake access.
Great view, near J & S, $195,000 #201
Call Lori 634-1457


S.PAc'lOUi FAMIL,' HiOP.E c.n 1;2 acre
area. 3/ 2.5 /2 with den, family room, g;
room, fireplace AND double garage w/ g
quarters. Remodeled kitchen and baths, fl
ing. Perfect.home for entertaining! $369,
#211 Call Lori 634-1457 MOTIVATED!


QUIET COUNTRY LIVING orn orne ,ac. GREAT FAMILY HOME! 'i2 DWMH,
3-4/2 DWMH, comer lot, new carpet, dou- updated cabinets, ceramic tile,2 screened
ble roof, serene hot tub, 5 bay porches, on .68 Ac. Large CBS work-
garage.$219,900 #203B Call Bill634- shop w/utilities. Oak trees, #217 $172,500
6797 call Jeri 634-6056.
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES Warm-Friendly 3/2/1 home with den. 2058 TLA. Spacious master suite with
garden tub and shower. Ceramic tile, oak cabinets, metal roof, fenced. Concrete/steel const. HURRY!
$259,000 Call Lori 634-1457
CUTE LITTLE HOME 2/1 SWMH on double lot close to town. #207A $79,000 Call John 697-0413
READY FOR DEVELOPMENT 38 AC on SE 441, N side of 441, rezoned RSF, surveyed. 28 of 38
acres us dry, $2,250,000 #302A Call Jeri 634-6056
LAKEPORT WATERFRONT TREASURE 3/2/2, CBS, 2668 TLA, spectacular view from screen room,
metal roof, covered boathouse, lift, fish house, just off the Rim. $349,500 #205A Call Jeri 634-6056


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#89751 FULL 3/2... WITH SPACE.. ON 2 LOTS FOR
UNDER $120,000! Larkee Lakes 1982 doublewide
with living room, family room, and Florida
room/patio addition! Oak-shaded, 2 carports, 2
sheds! Compare! PRICED RIGHT TO SELL NOW
AT $119,900!


n89a8- ACRES O(F I\.\TERFRONT SCENIC
BEAUTY! Is there a better looking site for the future
on the "Rim Canal"? Attractive RG zoned, and desir-
able CCMU designation on Comprehensive Plan!
Includes quality 2 bdrm. block home w/circular
drive! Just minutes from town a little east of the
Taylor Creek Locks! ASKING $1,295,000!


8--86 SPOTLESS HOME C \ITH ROOM TO
ROAM! Full 3/2 with 2-car garage plus detached
garage/shop, all on almost an acre in Dixie Ranch
Acres! Immaculate block house includes Florida
room, laundry, central vac! Delightfully landscaped!
A little bit of "country" just 7 mi. NW of town!
$295,000.


a89119 "FIXER UPPER WITH FRONTAGE ON
PRIVATE 15 ACRE LAKE! Always highly desirable
Taylor Creek Isles neighborhood! Two bedroom trail-
er with addition on palm-shaded lot with lakeside
retainer wall! HOT DEAL FOR INVESTORS AT
JUST $94,500!


;82504 SPLIT THIS tI \IERFRONT ON :LOUR t,1l-IH
LIST! Covered boat slips for 2 with an electric hoist!
Boat equipment/workroom at dockside! Lots of
upgrades & remodeling inside home delightful
screened patio! Extra big lot! GOOD PRICE AT JUST
$264,500!






S-i-.- NE l\ 2)luS. FLEET\OOD DOLUBLE\IMDE
ON LAKE-ACCESS WATERFRONT LOT! Full 4
bdrm/2 bath with family & living rooms! Dock and
seawall on "corner" lot in Buckhead.Ridge! IF ONLY
NEW WILL DO FOR YOU, LOOK TODAY!
$240,000!


#89615 RARE ONE ON LAKE-ACCESS WATER-
FRONT CANAL IN ANCIENT OAKS! Nice 1/1
park model trailer plis elevated patio, office, front
porch! Nicely furnished! Remodeled kitchen! Boat
dock at backyard! Lots of extras! $190,000 BUYS IT
NOW!


- 8-.4iii NO BETTER OA I.-HADED LOT IN R-BAR
ESTATES! Concrete block 4 bdrm. w/garage needs
some fixing and re-modeling, so priced accordingly!
Loads of potential! Pole barn/stalls w/tac room,
crossed-fenced, circular drive, stone fireplace!
PRICED RIGHT TO SELL RIGHT! REDUCED TO


10 ACRE PARCELS READY TO CLOSE ON RIGHT
NOW! OK ACRES is only 6 miles east of Downton
Okeechobee! Easy drives to Coast areas! All parcels
have paved road access! No "pre-selling" gimmicks!
PRICED FROM $220,000 UP TO $300,000! ASK FOR
DON RENFRANZ!


#89392 HURRICANES CREATE OPPORTUNITY! Non-waterfront lot at 15 Lake Dr. in Buckhead! Old trailer blown.away!
All bona-fide offers submitted! Asking $85,000.
#89022: VACANT WATERFRONT LOT! Cleared, nice, seawall @ 96 Linda Rd. in Buckhead! Conforming house/dbl. wide
OK! Reduced to just $130,000!
#89201 4.5 ACRES IN OKEECHOBEE WITH HWY. 78 W. FRONTAGE! V-E-R-Y interesting parcel near trailer parks,
restaurant, bar! Not far from River! $450,000!
* 10 ACRES WITH B-I-G POLE BARN! Lot #16 @ OK.Acres on NE 80th Ave. $253,000!
* 10 ACRES. CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @ OK Acres on NE 80th Ave.'$220,000!
* 10 ACRES EACH! GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONT! Lots #13, #15, #17 @ OK Acres directly fronting on paved NE 80th
Ave. $253,000 EACH!
"These offering are subject to prior sale, errors, omission or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate, but not warranted."


Request ....Don Renfranz
okeedon@hotmail.com
REALTOR Taylor Creek Real Estate
Cell: 863-634-4596 Home: 863-467-2930
ATTENTION IN9ISM



489119 "FIXER UPPER" WITH FRONTAGE t89400 NO BETTER OAK-SHADED LOT IN R-BAR
ON PRIVATE 15 ACRE LAKE! Always highly ESTATES! Concrete block 4 bdrm. w/garage needs
desirable Taylor Creek Isles neighborhood! Two some fixing and rm-modeling, so priced accordingly!
bedroom trailer with addition on palm-shaded Loads of potential! Pole barn/stalls w/tac room,
lot with lakeside retainer wall! HOT DEAL FOR crossed-fenced, circular drive, stone fireplace! PRICED
INVESTORS TI IUST 'i 5"! CRI(Hl T, STELL RIC rfT' ;iREDLi:O TOl iialJ


* 10 ACRES WITH POLE BARN! Lot #16 @ OK ACRES on NE 80th Ave.
$253,000!
* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @ OK ACREs on NE 80th Ave! $220,000!
* 10 ACRES EACH GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONTAGE! Lots #13, #15 & #17
@ OK ACRES directly on NE 80th Ave. are superb lots! $253,000 EACH!
#89201 OVER 4.5 ACRES WITH HWY. 78 WEST FRONTAGE NEAR RIVER! Close
to restaurants, bar, trailer parks and Okee-Tantie park! S450,000. CALL DON!


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lot- Completellfenced t'ith ~ tjing i$li. "i! i Call Elbert .3-6.34-
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north l town. Just frt His- 68. Askini ot1,0 00li Call Pat 56"! .44-5416l
OKEECHOBEE LITTI E FARMS
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molding, breakfast nook, separate Large open living room, ceiling fans, wash- pet in bedrooms. Also includes 12x14 shed machinery. Located on large property in
office/den and much more. It's a mustsee! er & dryer. Come take a look! $115,000. with electric. Priced to sell at $190,000. the country, yet only 5 minutes from
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Resort! Very nice waterfront living in quiet tiful stone front fireplace in family room, down- Extra large DWMH, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, on one side with 3/2 1999 DWMH. Home is neat and
neighborhood. Skylights, seawall, 8x10 stairs bedroom and bath as well as upstairs bed- deep canal. Just minutes from locks, with clean with computer room/office and separate utili-
storage bldg., screened room, open con- rooms and bath. Large oversized utility, 2 car fenced yard and large carport. Boat canopy ty room, all appliances stay! 30x10 wood deck on
cept with vaulted ceilings. $192,900. garage and huge workshop/barn with electric, and lift. Large dock with deck. $245,000. front. Detached carport and CBS storage bldg. with
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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
at 2, 4:15, 7and 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
at2,4:15, 7and9 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

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

Rescue accepts
unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwanted
horses. If you can't keep them,
donate them by calling (772) 467-
0400. For information, ask for
Karen.

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

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

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

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center
of Okeechobee, a non-profit organ-
ization, offers free pregnancy test-
ing to girls and women of all ages.
We offer free and confidential preg-
nancy tests, peer counseling, refer-
rals for a free ultrasound, parenting.
classes, and abstinence education.
Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S. Par-


rott Ave., across from the movie
theatre. For information or appoint-
ments call (863) 763-8859.

American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of our
Disaster Action Team (DAT). DAT is
made up of a group of trained vol-
unteers who respond to local dis-
asters. If you would like to give of
your time and talents to help local
citizens in time of disaster, please
call Debbie Riddle or Candace at
the American Red Cross-Okee-
chobee branch at (863) 763-2488.


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CEMETERY LOT- In First Edi-
tion to Evergreen Cemetery,


BROWN BRINDLE- Medium
size, vic of U-Save,. nice dog.
Call to identify
(863)674-0537.
JACK RUSSELL- Vic. of 700A
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call to identify 714-999-0083


BOXER- male, rust/white, 6yrs
old, purple collar, vic of
SR70 & 80th Ave. Little girl
misses (863)824-0800.
DOG- Female Beagle, Black.
white & brown ap pro 20its
Last seen N W 3rd St. Child.
pets. $100 Reward
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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 litter
trained (863)635-3439.
KITTENS, Very cute! Free To
Good Homes Onlyl
Black/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
RABBIT MANURE- FREE,
(863)635-4690.
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Employment -
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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230






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

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

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DAIRY FOREMAN:
Exp./Bilingual Preferred
House, Phone, Lights
Provided. Call
634-1758 or 634-1756
FEED MILL
WORKERS NEEDED
2nd and 3rd shift,
Computer Experience a
Plus, Benefits Available
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
863-763-5586


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looking for: Experienced,
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Interested please fax resume
to 239-369-2267
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Experienced only
Must have transportation
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PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax re-
sume to 561-996-8559.
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NOW HIRING
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Excellent Benefits & Salary
Trainee: $29,131.83
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self starter. No physical limitations. Great communica-
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TRIAL COURT ADMINISTRATOR
19TH CIRCUIT
($79,763.76/Year)
Executive management position responsible for
the administration of trial court operations, pro-
grams, and services including financial and bud-
get services, strategic and operational planning,
information technology and communications, se-
curity, personnel, facilities, capital projects, and
public relations/public information. B.S. Degree in
Administration and 6 years of professional admin-
istration experience, including 3 years as supervis-
or required. Knowledge of operations and
procedures of State Court System, state and local
government budget processes. Send resume and
State of Florida application to Celeste Hartsfield,
229 Courthouse Addition, 218 S. 2nd St., Ft.
Pierce, FL 34950. EEO.



Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)

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


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcaie 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

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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CLEAN BACKGROUND &
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BENEFITS
863-467-5600
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Route Sales -
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Okeechobee.
Ideal applicants will have
customer service & route.
sales experience. Early AM
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
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ASSISTANT NEEDED: For
Quadriplegic w/Exercise &
Daily Routine. No exp. needed.
Will train. (863)634-6869

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
Call Jodie at 763-5593 or
e-mail resume/information to
walpole(earthlink.net


P/T PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
Exp. preferred. Weekday after-
noons to 6pm & Saturdays to
2pm. Contact The Medicine
SShop 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
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most successful sales-
person in town.
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selling them in the
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Tax Preparation 315




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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 41(
Child Care Offered 15
Instruction 420
Services Offered125
Insurance -130
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. f



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


TELEPHONE
ADMINISTRATOR
POSITION "
In Correction Facility.
P/T Position guaran-
teed 20 hours per
week. Duties include
responding to inmate
correspondence &
troubleshooting basic
telephone problems.
Training provided for
qualified applicants.
Knowledge of Micro-
soft Word and Excel
preferred. Please send
resume to:
austinresume@
kricket.net or fax
to 877-293-1193.
E0E M/F/V/H



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


(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


(863)697-8332
WEIGHT SET, Universal: In-
cludes Bench Press & Lower
Body Work Out. Asking $325
neg. (863)675-4912

Item 06

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
LIFT: For Power Scooter or
Wheel Chair, Works in car
trunk, van, truck. Rotates 360,
2501b $400 (863)634-8608


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570:
Collectibles 575
Computer. Video '80
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linensn Fjbrics 595
Fireplace Fixture O00
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs '315
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps'Lights 6-0
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
Pets,'Supplies '
Services 67i0
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 8 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television -'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 8 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
carrying -case, $75.
(863)467-1325


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
Clear, 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.

aI

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


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-
wodd 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 gls 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 I.
RECLINER, Mauve; Wdod 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. $125.
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 @


Medical Ite Is06I

WHEELCHAIR, new, light
weight, wide seat, 17x17.5,
with seat pad, pd. $575,
now $325. (863)357-8788
WHEELCHAIR RACK electric,
for wheelchair or scooter.
S100 (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 BUtU.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. Well fed, penned. $30
for all or will separate.
(863)763-0367



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



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. 1/2 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








The Okeechobee News, Saturday, September 24, 2005


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
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 ba,
by Kissimmee River, $500 mo.
1st mo & sec. dep. to move
in. No Dogs (561)746-5852
KINGS BAY, 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 2
Story. Community Pool/Ten-
nis. $800 mo., 1st mo's. sec.
dep. & ref. (863)467-5221
Okeechobee's Nicest! New
1&2 BR homes-waterfront,
clean & quiet, from $700.
(772)215-0010/215-2757
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



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
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 Ever 4br 2ba
On 5 wooded acres w/ lake.
4 bay utilitybarn, newly
refurbished, concrete drive &
parking. Must See! Call Jay
S863-634-3451
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


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


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

Mobile Homes



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
ft lot, (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
Marginal Credit OK
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 0/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,
150hp Mariner, Aluminum
trailer, GPS & depth finder.
$9800. (863)467-9298




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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
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



DUNEBUGGY- '2000, Street le-
gal. With trailer $2500 or
best offer. (863)357-2787
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
PLYMOUTH- '95, 4cy, good
condition, $2400
(561)992-8692.


NISSAN STANZA 1985, good
work car, strong motor,
$1295 cash. (561)358-6307
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME 87, V8, Auto. All pow-
er, A/C. Works well. Needs
work. $500 (863)763-9592
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
VOLVO, '88- 4cyl, low miles,
perfect cond., $2200
(561)992-8692.



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



FORD BRONCO 111990, 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.



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
tires, 8 lug, fits '00 Dodge 4x4
w/ Ram center cap & Beauty
Ring $350 (863)357-7566
TIRES set of 4, 23575R17
$125 (863)675-2558
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.


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)634-0'433
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 III, '96,
runs good, rides great, needs
transmission work, $2500.
(863)302-1483



DODGE CARAVAN '93 Motor
runs good but needs transmis-
sion. AC. Body in great shape.
$600 (239)693-7949


Community Events


Homeowner applications available
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County can help you
become the owner of a new home. To find out how, Habitat for
Humanity representatives will be at the R.O.C., 310 S.W. Fifth St., on
Oct. 1 and Oct. 3. On Oct. 1 they will be at the R.O.C. from 10 a.m.
until 1 p.m. On Oct. 3, they will be there from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Applications to become a homeowner must be turned in by Nov. 1,
between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. For information, call (863) 357-
1371. Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County is located at 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 sched-
uled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Proceeds
from this fundraiser are used throughout the year for community
projects. Past proceeds have been used to purchase canned goods
and blankets for the Sun Room, Avon Park Church Service Center,
scholarships and donations to the juvenile diabetes fund. Vendor
applications are now being accepted. Contact Linda Dalke, 1608
Booth Drive, in Sebring; or, call Lynn Cloud at (863) 382-4487 or
(863) 381-5680.

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 pur-
pose of the meeting is to discuss future library programs and servic-
es, 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,
government and leaders. If you are unable to walk, come and pray
on the property. Participants will meet at His House Fellowship (for-
merly the Church of the Nazarenie), 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 Cobrdi-
nating Board will meet Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. in the conference room at
the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728 N.W Ninth Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.

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

Grief and loss support group to meet
Big Lake Hospice will hold 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 BigLake 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 VFWPost #9528
VFW Post #9528 will host an Oktoberfest celebration Saturday,
Oct. 15, starting at 1 p.m. for a $7 donation per person. German food
will include schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerkraut, rotkraut, kartoffelsalat
and more. Music will be provided by Alex and Johnny B: For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-2882.

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. Participants do not have to be members of AARP, or have
AARP auto insurance. All seniors 50 and over are invited. For informa-
tion, 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.A.A. to host ride
The Lake Okeechoble Airboat Association (LOAA) will host a ride
at Cornwell on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. Participants are to meet at
the boat ramp. All area airboaters are welcome to bring their lunch
and spend the day riding with us. Cornwell is northwest of Okee-
chobee off U.S. 98. For information, contact the Andersons at (863)
763-6069.

Vendors needed for benefit
The Joshua Matute Family Transportation Benefit needs vendors to
set up in the Okeechobee City Park on Oct. 29. Vendors needed
include arts and crafts, food, drink and entertainment. There will also
be a baking contest and prize giveaways. For information, contact
Niki Salmon at (561) 722-0401, or Hazel Wetherington at (863) 763-
3617.

Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of opera-
tion are: Aug. 8- Oct. 30, Tuesday through Friday from 4 until 7 p.m.,
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. The
pool is not open during school hours. For information, contact the
pool office at (863) 467-7667.

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

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 activities, tram ride, hayrides, CCC Alumni Reunion, a
cracker cowboy poet, pony rides, living history re-enactments and
more! Park admission is $4 per carload (up to eight people). Arts and
crafts vendors are needed. The participation fee is $10.70 for the
entire day. Contact Dorothy L. Harris at (863) 634-7695; or, by e-mail
at dorothy.l.harris@dep.state.fl.us for information or to request a ven-
dor 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 con-
tact 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.

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

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

DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the American
Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest. The con-
test is open to public, private and parochial schools and those who
are home schooled and will start on the first day of school. The essays
have to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's subject for grades five
through eight is "Benjamin Franklin- More than a Revolutionary". Jan.
17, 2006, marks the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth.
"The Santa Maria to the New World and the Apollo Mission to the
Moon: Christopher Columbus and the Astronauts" is the subject cho-
sen for grades nine through 12. American Essay Contest Certificates
and Excellence in History Medals will be presented to the contestants.
The winner from each school will receive a monetary award. For
information, call (863) 763-2492.

Children's Ranch plans yard sales
The Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard
sales every Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funds from
the sales help support activities for the children. Usable donations are
always accepted and should be taken to the ranch on U.S. 441 S.E. For
information, contact Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol
unit in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being
recruited. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior
members are needed to administer the unit and provide supervision
for the cadets..The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are
emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.
Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish these
missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior member,
contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Cen-
ter, (863) 763-3212.

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

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.







The Okeechobee News, Saturday, September 24, 2005


Reflections from the Pulpit


By Reverend Jim Dawson
Assistant Pastor,
First United Methodist Church
It has been a hot summer here
in Okeechobee. I don't believe
that I have ever sweated as much
as I have this summer. Have you
ever spent time remembering
what life was like before air-condi-
tioning? How did we survive these
hot summers? Last summer when
power went out during the- two
hurricanes that we faced, every-
one wanted their power turned
back on immediately because life
without air-conditioning was mis-
erable. Has air-conditioning
spoiled us? No, it has just shown
us a more enjoyable way of living,
one that we really wouldn't want
to live without. But can enjoyable
things like air-conditioning really
make life enjoyable to the point
where we don't need to depend
on God?
In the small country town
where I grew up, I was told that
the "American Dream" was to be
married, own your own home,
have two vehicles, and two or
three children. If you were able to
do this then you would live happi-
ly-ever-after. Obviously, there is no
significant truth in the "American
Dream" because over 50% of all
families are divorced or dysfunc-
tional. Materialism as a means of
happiness is a proven lie. There is
no "American Dream" that is
worth living and dedicating your
life to that would explain your pur-


pose and existence. So what can
fulfill the purpose of why I should
get up in the morning and contin-
ue on?,
It seems that we now live in a
society where freedom is defined
as the ability to be able to do, say,
and question anything you want
for whatever reason you want and
if anyone questions your ability to
have such a freedom then they are
intolerant to the desires and needs
of others, but especially to your
desires and needs. A large grow-
ing liberal concentration of people
(mainly found in cities and higher
learning institutes) would like to
do away with religion altogether,
they see religion as intolerant and
the leading cause of division
among people. They would have
you believe that the removal of
religion from all forms of govern-
ment, and soon society, would
bring greatly improved unity
among all people..To these people
government should be godless
and the freedom to choose to live
in a godless society should be
given to all people. This liberal
group 'is the major cause of this
problem, and is a growing minori-
ty of people who hold this view,
because they desire to never hear
a prayer or never see anything that
has to do with religion in public
view. Their selfishness, self-cen-
teredness and quickness to attack
and label anyone who opposes
their view as intolerant has immo-
bilized Christians with fear as
being seen as unloving of all peo-


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pie. The idea of hearing someone
say or see a sign that says, "God
loves you" is beyond anything
they could bear, and all of this is
being done in the name of free-
dom. But does freedom from God
really make us free?
There are three questions that
we need to answer as a communi-
ty in understanding God in our
lives. (1) Can God be replaced by
"enjoyable things" like air-condi-
tioning and other "things" that we
believe we can not live without?
(2) Do we put our faith in our own
"dreams" to find purpose in life
instead of what God wants us to
have? (3) Is God approving of the
so-called "freedoms" that Liberals
in our country are trying to dictate
to the majority of American? Are
we or are we not "one nation
under God?" These questions
define who we are as a communi-
ty. What sayyou Christians?
Jesus said, "If you abide in My
word, you are my disciples
indeed. And you shall know the
truth and the truth shall make you
free. Why do you not understand
My speech? Because you are not
able to listen to My word. You are
of your father the devil, and the
desires of your father you want to
do. He was a murderer form the
beginning, and does not stand in
the truth, because there is not

truth in him. When he speaks a
lie, he speaks form his own
resources, for he is a liar and
father of it. But because I tell the
truth, you do not believe Me.


Which of you convicts Me of sin?
And if I tell the truth, why do you
not believe Me? He who is of God
hears God's words..." (John 8:31-
32,43-47 NKJV)
Let us be a community of
believers who hears God's words
and does them. Let us be a com-
munity that does not value things
or put things above God no matter
how enjoyable it might seem. Let
us be a community of believers
who does not seek its own
dreams but seeks God's vision for
each and every one of us. Let us
be a community of believers who
is not afraid of the world's point of
view but is willing to stand on
God's truth and not waver. Let us
be a community of believers who
has their eyes fixed on Jesus who
is the author and finisher of our
faith. What say you Okeechobee?
If you are in need of a church
and do not currently attend one, I
want to encourage you to find one
this Sunday morning. Okee-
chobee has many great Bible
believing churches that you can
attend. If you are not sure which
one to attend, then pray and ask
God to lead you to the right
church. I am glad to invite you and
your family to one of our three
services on Sunday morning and
will even save a seat for you with
me on the front row. Experience
God's love for you and your fami-
ly; go to church this Sunday morn-
ing.


First United Methodist Church
Traditional Sunday Worship:
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
200 N.W. 2nd Street (863) 763-4021
(Next to Bank of America)
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with Nissan executives Dan Gaudette, second from left, and Greg Daniels, left, regarding Nis-
san's plan to build hybrid vehicles at the Nissan manufacturing plant in Symrna, Tenn., dur-
ing a luncheon in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, June 17. Production of the gas-electric Altima will
begin in 2006, said Gaudette, Nissan's senior vice president of North American manufactur-
ing and quality assurance.


Keeping the proper tire pressure improves gas mileage


By John Brooks
Motorists can improve gas
mileage by around 3.3 percent
simply by keeping tires inflated to
the proper pressure, according to
the U.S. Department of Energy.
Under inflated tires can lower
gas mileage by 0.4 percent for
every 1 PSI (pound per square,
inch) drop in the pressure of all
four tires. Plus, properly inflated
tires are safer and last longer,
according to the Department of
Energy's http://www.fuelecono-
my.gov Web site.
Running a tire 20 percent
under inflated only 5 to 7 PSI
- can increase fuel consump-
tion by 10 percent. That easily
may cost motorists two or three
miles per gallon.
However, according to Febru-
ary 2005 research by the Rubber
Manufacturers Association, 85
percent of drivers surveyed do
not check their tire pressure
properly, and many simply do not
know enough about how to.care
for their tires correctly. Most driv-
ers don't even know where to
find the recommended proper
tire inflation pressure for their


vehicles' tires.
Motorists should check tire
inflation at least monthly or
before a long trip. Tires should be
inflated to the vehicle manufac-
turer's recommendations printed
on the vehicle door jamb, in the
glove box or in the owner's man-
ual, not the maximum limit
stamped on a tire sidewall..
Toyota tops
satisfaction study
Toyota received the top score
of 87 but of 100 in the recently
released University of Michigan
American Customer Satisfaction
Index, which rates automakers
based on owners' satisfaction.
Owners were asked about
their overall satisfaction and their
satisfaction level compared with
their expectations. They also
were asked to rate how their vehi-
cle compares with their ideal
vehicle. The survey questioned
8,096 people by phone from April
1 to June 30. It claims a margin of
error of plus or minus 0.3 per-
centage point.
Honda, BMW, Cadillac and


Buick rounded out the top five,
while Ford received the lowest
score of 75.
Half of the brands improved
their scores from last year, includ-
ing Hyundai and Pontiac. One-
quarter stayed the same, while
one-quarter saw their scores
decline, including Nissan, Lincoln
and Mercury.
Used car
prices dip
As new-car prices decline
because of incentives such as
Detroit's current "employee pric-
ing" programs, so have the prices
on used cars, which have dipped
to the lowest levels in at least two
years.
Because so many new-car
buyers, wishing to take advan-
tage of all the good deals, are
trading in their old cars, there's a
glut of used cars U.S. dealers
in July had about 120,000 more
used-car trade-ins on their lots
than they would have had if new-
car sales hadn't jumped, accord-
ing to the National Automobile
Dealers Association.


The oversupply of used vehi-
cles means savings from a couple
of hundred dollars to as much as
a few thousand dollars off used-,
vehicle prices, compared with a
similar vehicle a few months ago.
The best bargains generally
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eral Motors, is also the world's
third-biggest motorcycle maker.
It sold 82,000 vehicles in North
America in the year ended in
March.
New Yorkers


cll u oun iUon U UUIIoest velll- ar
cles the steepest discounts can lease cars
tend to be for SUVs and other DaimlerChrysler, Ford and
large vehicles which hadn't been General Motors each announced
selling well as gasoline prices that they will return to leasing.
have risen but the used-car vehicles in New York.
market has softened across the That's because the highway
board, even for imports bill just sighed by President Bush
includes a provision to end vicari-
Suzuki. plans big ous liability, a law that holds a
growth in U.S. leasing company liable for a dri-
-gOw in Uver's negligence, which has
Suzuki aims to more than dou- forced 20 automakers and every
ble its North American car sales major retail bank in New York out
by 2007 to 200,000, the Nihon of leasing, according to a news
Keizai newspaper reported, release by the Greater New York
The growth will come as a Automobile Dealers Association
result of introducing new.models (GNYADA).
- including two sport-utility Vicarious liability is a legal
vehicles in 2006 spending concept that holds a leasing com-
$274 million to renovate existing, pany liable for the actions of the
dealerships, and increasing the driver of a leased vehicle. Accord-
number of dealers by 12 percent ing to information released by
to 600. GNYADA and the Alliance of
Suzuki, held one-fifth by Gen- Automobile Manufacturers earli-


er this year, it has cost consumers
in New York more than $280 mil-
lion in extra costs since 2003, and
has eroded choice from the mar-
ket place.

Ford to cut
sales jobs
Ford is consolidating its Ford
and Lincoln Mercury marketing
divisions and cutting sales jobs.
Ford is also chopping the
number of regions covered by its
field offices from 17 to 11 as part
of the plan. The regional offices
sell vehicles to Ford's 4,000 U.S.
dealerships and handle local
marketing. Regional customer
service offices also will be cut.
The move is part of a larger
cost-cutting effort at Ford, which
is facing high labor and health-
care costs, shrinking sales and
falling profits. Ford's U.S. market
share was down in the January-
July period, from 18.5 percent in
2004 to 17.9 percent this year and
its profits fell 19 percent in the
second quarter, to $946 million
from $1.17 billion a year ago.


Keep your focus while driving


, By Dave Tobias
Multi-tasking is the catch
phrase that is being used to
describe drivers who are doing
other things while driving their
cars. This can include, but is not
limited to, eating, talking on a
cellular phone, dealing with a
child or animal, and so on.
Women applying makeup is a
commonly listed item, and I've
seen people on the highway
engrossed in a book, with only
occasional glances at the road. It
must be wonderful to have that
much faith in a serene universe.
A student of mine once told me
that when she's late for work.
she puts her panty hose on while
driving. It truly is a world gone
mad.
The latest studies confirm the
danger of talking on the phone,
even with a hands-free unit.
Some people think it's the same
as talking to a passenger, but it's
not. Most passengers know
when they should be quiet, the
person on the other end of the
phone does not. Smoking and
driving seems to be a particularly


dangerous activity. Think about
it. Holding a burning stick in one
hand, steering with the other
hand, and getting smoke in your
eyes at the same time, does this
sound safe?
The problem is, though, that
we're not all going to reform at
once. We may not even be will-
ing to reform at all. In fact, in rac-
ing cars, we're always multi-task-
ing. Brake balance adjustments,
boost levels, roll bar settings, and
radio contact with the pits. The
trick is to be as organized as pos-
sible. Most team managers know
that if we don't answer a radio
message, we're probably a bit
too busy. That's the way people
should treat their car phones, but
we tend to be far too compulsive
about answering that ringing
phone. Here are a few ideas on
how to multi-task in the safest
way possible.
Ditch that ceramic coffee mug
for one made out of plastic. If you
do crash, why add a dental bill to
your troubles. Use the phone
wisely, preferably with the vehicle
safely stopped at the side of a


If you're going to eat or drink
anything, drape a towel across
your lap. This means you are less
likely to be able to sue your
favorite coffee shop for having the
coffee too hot, but it also means
you're less likely to get distracted
by food dripping on your good
pants. It also gives you a place to
rest your sandwich if you need
both hands on the wheel.
Choose your food wisely.
Small, tidy sandwiches are obvi-
ously a better choice than a dou-
ble cheeseburger with the works.
Just remember the following
rule. Whatever you have in your
hands, from phone to coffee, you
should be ready to drop it instant-
ly if your attention is required else-
where. If that means that the cof-
fee lands on your passenger's
feet, so be it.
None of this will make multi-
tasking safe, nor do I recommend
it as a regular practice. However,
good planning and judgment can
minimize the risk somewhat,
without depriving us of the odd
sip of coffee.


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