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Ok eechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 268 Sunday, September 25, 2005 75 Plus tax


Brief

Project HOPE
offers counseling
People who have been dis-
placed to Okeechobee due to
Hurricane Katrina can contact
Project HOPE (Helping Our
People in Emergencies), 1600
S. W Second Ave., at (863)634-
1410, for crisis counseling and
referral to various agencies.




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Black plastic barriers line both sides of U.S. 441 N. from Cemetery Road to N.E. 131st
Street as work begins on the milling and repaving of this section of heavily traveled
road. This $3 million project is due to be completed by January 2006.

Road project may hamper evacuation


Drought Index
Current: 485
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry '
Local Burn Bani None

Lake levels

15.57 feet


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

Index
Classifieds ......12-15
Comics ...........11
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ .12
Obituaries ......... .3
Opinion ......... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports............ .6
TV ............ .13.
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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Even though two months
remain in the 2005 hurricane
season, the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation
(FDOT) has awarded a $3 mil-
lion contract to Elmo Greer
and Sons, LLC of Beanstadt,
Ky., to mill and pave a section
of U.S. 441 from Cemetery
Road north to N.E. 131st St.
U.S. 441 is a major hurri-
cane evacuation route, and the
paving project could wreak
havoc.with South Florida resi-
dents trying to flee an
Approaching hurricane.
Work including the milling
and paving of the two-lane
highway, the installation of
guard rails and some limited
drainage repairs was sched-
uled to begin Tuesday, Sept.
20, and continue during day-
light hours until its completion


in January 2006. During these
hours there will be lane clo-
sures from dawn until dark
every day according to Cindy
Clemmons-Adente, public
information director for FDOT.
U.S. 441 is one of two main
north-south highways through
Okeechobee County and is a
major evacuation route in or
out of town. Since hurricane
season does not end until Nov.
30, there are concerns about
construction slowdowns on a
main evacuation route
through the county.
S"If the emergency manage-
ment system goes into full acti-
vation, we will lock down the
work site and move all equip-
ment off the road so that traffic
will be able to flow through
the construction site," Ms.
Clemmons-Adente said.
Gene O'Neill, director of the
Okeechobee County Emer-
gency Management, said: "If a


hurricane threatens us, we will
have to make the decision to
divert traffic from U.S. 441
across N.W. 36th Street
through Whispering Pines and
out onto U.S. 98; or, send the
traffic across Dark Hammock
Road to Berman Road then out
orito S.R. 70 depending on the
condition of U.S. 441 at the
time of the approaching storm.
"We most likely would not
use the detour across Berman
Road unless we really had to.
One lane of U.S. 441 could
handle our local population,
but if people started evacuat-
ing from the east coast, it
wouldn't be able to handle
that amount of people. We
would have to notify the
authorities that U.S. 441 was
not an option for their evac-
uees due to road construction.
Hopefully, we won't have to
worry about this," he added.


Children's stories based on pioneers


Compiled by
MaiyAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
This part of Florida was set-
tled in the 1880s by hardy pio-
neers who we have come to
know through their'recollections
and the recollections of those
who knew them. But other peo-
ple came, saw, and went home
to write books. A series of adven-
ture books for boys from the late
1880s, "The Knockabout.Club
Series" included "The Knock-
about Club in the Everglades"
written by F.A. Ober and pub-
lished in 1887. He used his travel
experiences here in the Ever-
glades (remember, most things
south of the Kissimmee Prairie
was Everglades then!) to write
the boys adventure stories
beloved of that time.
"An hour after daylight we
passed a cypress-swamp where
rises the famous Taylor's Creek
which runs into Lake Okee-
chobee upon the banks of which
General Zachary Taylor fought
one of the hardest battles of the
Seminole War. The slope of the
prairie is unmistakably west
toward the Kissimmee River," he
wrote.
"Occasional bunches of cat-
tle, a few sand-hill cranes and a


Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history

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few herds of deer bounding over
the scrub-palmettos were the
only living objects we saw. Near-
ing a belt of pines, 15 miles from
our starting-point, we saw
unmistakably a house. The trail
leads through a swamp and then
into the pine-woods by this log
cabin. This proved to be the resi-
dence of Henry Parker, a large
cattle-owner who had made this
wild place his home to avail him-
self of the size and excellence of
the cattle-range, for, with his
brothers, he was owner of
20,000 head of cattle, which
were shipped to Cuba from the
Gulf coat, as the market
required."
"From Parker's to the Kissim-
mee is about five miles -three
through rough pine-woods, half
a mile over prairies, and a mile
and a half of wading, then the


Kissimmee River, deep and dark,
though narrow. Alligators grunt-
ed at us from the reeds, coots
and gallinules swarmed in
clouds before us, and the ibis
and snake-bird covered every
shrub. (This was before the
plume-hunters of the 1890s
destroyed flocks of birds for their
feathers to decorate ladies hats.)
"There was just dry land
enough upon the river-bank to
unload the boat upon; which
done, we launched her, put in all
the luggage and sent the team
back to the pine-woods and
rowed rapidly down-stream to
the western bank."
Here is Mr. Ober's description
of the Kissimmee: "The Kissim-
mee River rises far north in a suc-
cession of lakes, and flows, for
two hundred miles and more,
with tortuous course southward
into Lake Okeechobee. The
upper waters are beautifully
diversified with islands; and the
country through which the river
flows is covered with oaks and
pines, affording shelter to
numerous flocks of turkeys and
herds of deer.
"The southern portion, how-
ever flows through a marshy
region, with little game, and few
See Stories -Page 2


SFWMD studies


the flow of water


By MaiyAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
"Water management" of
South Florida means that
because of all the changes man
has made to the land since the
draining of the area was begun
in 1881, now man must decide
how the water that falls as rain
will flow and to what part of
which area the water will flow.
Man does it all. Understand:
rain on South Florida is like


spilling a drink on a pool table.
The water sits there.
Because of this, a great,
interconnected network of
lakes, marshes, and ditches
called canals and rivers is man-
aged to try to achieve a balance.
Just how well this balance
has been achieved is one of the
aspects of the South Florida
Environmental Report, recently
See Water Page 2


Special to Okeechobee News/Dana Estes and Company, Boston Mass.
The cover of "The Knockabout Club in the Everglades," an
adventure story for boys written by F.A. Ober, published in
1887 shows the area of northern Lake Okeechobee.


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News Briefs Water


Governor appoints
Wilbur to council
OKEECHOBEE Okee-
chobee County Chamber of
Commerce member and sup-
porter Nancy Wilbur has been
reappointed for a term begin-
ning Sept. 13 and ending June
20, 2007, to the Florida Indepen-
dent Living Council by Governor
Jeb Bush.
Ms. Wilbur is the local voice
in this government-appointed
council and provides the Cham-
ber with the latest news of their
activities and decisions during
monthly general membership
meetings.

Miniature horse
show coming here
OKEECHOBEE The Minia-
ture Horse Club of South Florida
will hold their Florida Miniature
Horse Show Oct. 22 and 23 at
the Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E.
Gates will open at 9 a.m. both
days, shows will start at 10. a.m.
Tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for
seniors and $1.50 for students.
The American Miniature
Horse Registry classes will be
shown Saturday, and the Ameri-
can Miniature Horse Association
classes will be shown Sunday.
Halter classes will be held both
mornings, while performance
classes will be held in the after-
noon.
For information, call: (561)
798-6129; (772) 341-7610; or,
(863) 763-7724.

Legislative body
will meet Nov. 2
OKEECHOBEE -- State Rep-
resentative Frank Attkisson,
chairman of the Okeechobee
Count\ Legislative Delegation,
has announced thal the next
meeting of that group will be
Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 1:30
until 4 p.m. in the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners chambers, 304 N.W.
Second St.
The delegation will hear con-
cerns and ideas for potential leg-
islation. Members of the com-
munity, as well as local and
county governments, may pres-
ent their concerns to the delega-
tion at this time.
If you are want to address the
delegation, contact the Rep.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3.

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


Continued From Page 1
released by the South Florida Water
Management District.
Balance can mean many things.
Balance is equilibrium. The goals
are: first, keep homes from flood-
ing and an adequate water supply
for the human population; second,
profitable agriculture and its huge
contribution to Florida's economy
and grocery stores, healthy fish for
sport; and last, to maintain at least a
portion of the diverse ecology
which once extended down the
Kissimmee flood plain to the Flori-
da Keys.
Remember, South Florida's
water is rain. Underground water is
rain that soaks in. There is no other
water except the Atlantic Ocean
and the Gulf of Mexico.
"Hydrology" is the study of how
water affects the land, how water
moves on the surface and down
through the soil, how it evaporates
into the air. Since rain is South Flori-
da's water, South Florida's hydrolo-
gy varies with the amount of rain
that falls in a certain year or other
period of time. The report discuss-
es in depth the way this variation
affects the South Florida environ-
ment. It measures time by "water
year." Awater year runs from May 1
of one year until April 30 of the
next. Even with hurricanes, over all
SFWMD was drier in water year
2005. Heavier rainfall occurred in
the northern part of the District, and
since water flows from north to
south down the state, the runoff
from these rains impacted the
entire system.
"Evapotranspiration" is the loss
of water by evaporation from the
heat of the sun and through the
leaves of plants.
Measurements are graphed
against the prior year and the "his-
torical average," which is the aver-
age from 1972 through 2000. Each
year can be compared to any other
year, if desired.
Throughout South Florida,
water levels are most influenced by
rainfall, evapotranspiration, seep-
age and water management. The
water levels of Upper Chain of
Lakes (Lake Alligator, Myrtle, Mary
Jane, Gentry, East Lake Tohopekali-
ga and Tohopekaliga) were higher
than the historical average during
WY 2005 because so much rain fell
there in the 2004 hurricanes. Since
1871 when records first began to
be kept, no single event has had
such an effect of the greater South
Florida Ecosystem.
During August 2004, the total
rainfall of 12.55 inches in the Upper
Kissimmee and 9.35 inches in the
Lower was more than the 20-year
and 10-year wet return


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Map from the 2006 South Florida Environmental Report
shows the flow of water in and out of the natural and man-
made areas in the South Florida Ecosystem. An acre-foot is
the amount of water needed to cover one acre of land one
foot deep.


periods(how often so much rain is
likely to fall in those areas). During
September 2004, the total rainfall of
17.3 inches in the Upper and 12.03
inches in the Lower were both
more than the 100-year return peri-
od. Damaging winds and "slosh-
ing" in Lake Kissimmee (six feet
high during Hurricane Charley)
ripped up plants and stirred up the
lake bottom clouding the water
with sediment.
This same effect was seen in
Lake Okeechobee, which
"sloshed" up nine feet in the heavy
winds, stirring up silt and tearing
plants up from the bottom of the
lake. This made the water cloudy
with sediment, and affected drink-
ing water and the health of the fish-
ing industry. The silted water,
together with water levels which
remained high for the winter,
which would normally be a time of
lower water has affected the ability
of the plants to grow back.
The increased amount of
drainage from the Chain of Lakes
area down the Kissimmee River to
Lake Okeechobee, adding to the
rainfall on the Lake Okeechobee
area itself, caused the water level in
the lake to rise to 18.02 feet on Oct.
1,2004. The amount of water com-
ing into the lake was the greatest
since 1972 and compares to the El
Ninoyear, 1995.
Consequently, discharges out
the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie
Rivers were much heavier than
usual. The fresh water drained out
carried silt that has blanketed the
breeding and feeding grounds for


marine life along the shallow
waters of South Florida's coasts.
Wind and waves ripped marine
plant and animal colonies apart.
Because the heavy rains caused
heavy runoff, phosphorous in
water running off to other areas,
which is being controlled by Best
Management Practices (BMPs)
was affected.
However, despite the heavy
rains and damaging winds of the
four hurricanes in the northern
areas of south Florida, rainfall for
the District area (50.67 inches) was
lower than WY2004 rainfall (52.35
inches) and the historical average
rainfall of 52.75 inches; otherwise it
was a drier year. Rainfall areas from
Lake Okeechobee south to Ever-
glades National Park had below
historical average rainfall for this
water year. Because the heavy rain-
fall occurred in the large areas of
the Upper and Lower Kissimmee,
the headwaters of Lake Okee-
chobee, rise in water levels and
flows had significant impact of the
water management system.
Editor's note: Articles in upcom-
ing editions will further explain the
details of the report..Public work-
shops on the draft 2006 report are
set for Tuesday, Sept. 27 through
Thursday, Sept. 29. Workshops
will be from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
the first two days and from 8:30
a.m. until noon on the third day. All
workshops will be held at the
South Florida Water Management
District Headquarters on Gun Club,
Road in West Palm Beach.


Special to Okeechobee News/Dana Estes and Company, Boston Mass.
"A squall came up and we hurriedly ran the boat through a
bank of grass and reeds to the still waters of a quiet lagoon."
". ..the mosquitoes were doing what they considered was
their duty."


Stories

Continued From Page 1
localities suitable for hunting.
Throughout its while course it is
narrow and extremely crooked. At
the ford its width is about fifty
yards, though at high seasons, it
spreads over the adjoining country
for miles. The Current is swift; the
water dark, cool, and sweet. No
one knew the distance to the lake,
and there had been but three
white men there for fifteen years.
We camped at the ford for two
days, waiting the arrival of Mr.
Parker with a'beef.'
"The river makes a grand
sweep not far from Fort Bassenger,
and we boxed the compass in a
course of three miles. A flock of
hundreds of white ibis flew before
us for miles; the sun, glinting their
glossy backs and black-tipped
wings, produced a beautiful effect.
"A few miles further, a rifle-shot
of ours provoked an answering
bark. Rounding a live-oak bluff of
unusual thickness, we saw two
boys and a pack of dogs standing
beneath a large oak. We brought


our boat to anchor near a palmet-
to-thatched shanty, and there soon
appeared a white woman and a
negro wench.
"We learned that this clearing
was the property of Thomas
Doughtery -A Tennessean by
birth, a Floridian by adoption. He
had moved here from Fort Dunn
because 'varmints was powerful
bad thar,' and he couldn't raise
good corn. The bluff was formerly
the property of a Seminole, of
whom M. Doughtery bought it.
The Indian shanty was still there,
and we visited an old Indian field
and inspected a corn-crib on Indi-
an workmanship, rat-proof, and
water-tight. The Doctor said it was
exactly similar to those now in use
in the Choctaw and Seminole
nations west. Upon the logs of his
shanty was stretched a large pan-
ther-skin that had been taken from
an animal killed near our camp of
the night before."
Information for this story came
from "The Knockabout Club in the
Everglades" by FA. Ober, pub-
lished 1847 by Dana Estes and
Company, Boston, Mass., digital
collection of Florida International
University Library, Miami, Fla.


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Young office seeker
Daniel Nunez, a third grader at Central Elementary
School, is running for treasurer of the student council. A
relative sent him balloons and candy to celebrate the
occasion.


School Menu

Okeechobee Counriy Breakfast:
SiCereal and Toast
School District"' Biscuit and sausage patty
Sept. 26 through Sept. 30
Lunch:
Monday, Sept. 26 Grilled cheese sandwich
Breakfast: Chicken patty sandwich
Cereal and Toast Vegetable soup
French toast sticks/syrup Applesauce
Lunch: Friday, Sept. 30
Chicken quesadilla Breakfast:
Corn dog Cereal and toast
Golden yellow corn Yogurt and Muffin
Chilled peaches
Lunch:
Tuesday, Sept. 27 Pizza
Breakfast: Pizza Day
Cereal and Toast Stuffed cheese or Pepperoni
Pancake and sausage wrap crust
Sloppy joe on bun
Lunch: Baby carrots
Cheeseburger deluxe Pineapple tidbits
Yogurt fruit and cheese plate Elementary menus:
Seasoned green beans Each breakfast includes: juice,
Banana choice of entree or cereal.and
toast; choice of whole, reduced
Wednesday, Sept. 28 fat or lowfat chocolate milk
Breakfast: Each lunch includes: choice of
Cereal and Toast one entree, choice of two (veg-
Honey bun etable, fruit or fruit juice), choice
of whole, reduced fat or lowfat
Lunch: chocolate milk
Chicken Tetrazzini
Deli turkey on bun Meal prices:
Tossed salad/ranch home style Breakfast: $.75
dressing Reduced: $ .30
Mixed fruit Lunch $1.25
Thursday, Sept. 29 Reduced: $.40


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From the Executive Editor


'Rollback rate' is



confusing to some


By Katrina Elsken

It's budget time the time of
year when city, county and
regional governments finalize the
millage rate for the new fiscal
year. Then, in accordance with
state law, they advertise their
increase as compared to the "roll-
back" rate.
These advertisements tend to
be confusing to the average tax-
payer, whose only experience
with "rollback" often has to do
with television commercials for
department stores.
The government version of
rollback does not mean you get a
discount.
The rollback rate is based on
the amount that would have to
be collected in taxes to fund the
previous year's budget, based on
the current property values.
However, local governments
are not funding last year's budget
- they are funding this year's
budget. And budgets do tend to
increase each year in response to
higher prices for electricity,
increases in salaries, increases in
fuel costs, etc.
So the rollback rate means
they look at the current property
value assessments, and then fig-
ure out what they would have to
collect in millage to fund the
2004/2005 budget. Then they
advertise the 2005/06 millage as
an increase or decrease over this
"rollback" rate.
Millage is a term used to
describe ad valorem or property
taxes. One mill equals $1 in tax
for every $1,000 of property
value.
The "rollback rate" informa-.
tion is not particularly useful to
most taxpayers and in some
cases it can be downright confus-
ing and misleading.
For the homeowner, there are
two ways that property taxes can
increase. One way is if local gov-
ernment raises the millage rate,
so the homeowner is paying
more taxes per $1,000 of property
value.
The other way taxes can
increase if is the assessed taxable
property value is increased. Sky-
rocketing prices for home sales in
your neighborhood can mean
your property value can increase,
even though you did not make
any improvements.
Advertising the rollback rate
does not really give the home-
owner enough information to
determine if their taxes are going
up and if so, exactly what is hap-
pening to cause their tax bill to
increase.
It is possible for tax millage-to
increase and be advertised as a
decrease over the rollback. It is
possible for tax millage to
decrease and be advertised as an
increase over the rollback.
For example, imagine City A


has total property values of $10
million. In 2004 they levy 8 mills,
which brings in $80,000. A large
factory is built, increasing total
property values to $15 million. So
the city officials set the tax rate at
6 mills, which brings in $90,000.
The rollback rate would be the
amount of millage it would take
to raise $80,000 based on proper-
ty values of $15 million 5.33
mills. So a tax rate of 6 mills
would be advertised as an 11 .per-
cent increase over the rollback
rate, even though the actual mill-
age rate decreased.
For another example, consider
City B. In 2004 the mythical City B
had total property values of $100
million, and levied 5 mills in
taxes, to bring in $500,000. But in
2005, the city's widget plant and
several surrounding businesses
burn to the ground, cutting tax-
able property values to $50 mil-
lion. To make ends meet, the city
council votes to double the tax
rate to 10 mills to bring in
$500,000 in ad valorem taxes.
This means the homeowners will
see their tax millage double.
However, because total property
values decreased, the rollback
rate comparison shows this as a 0
percent increase.
How can you tell what the
government budgets will mean
to your tax bill? Find out the cur-
rent taxable property value of
your property. In many counties,
you can do this online. If you dis-
agree with the amount the prop-
erty appraiser has assigned to
your property, you have the right
to appeal to the adjustment
board that meets once a year to
reviewsuchftases.- '
Once you know the taxable
property value, determine if you
qualify for homestead exemp-
tion. To qualify you must own the
home, it must be your primary
residence and you must be a
legal resident of Florida (voter
registration is one way to confirm
this). If you qualify for homestead
exemption, you do not pay taxes
on the first $25,000 of property
value. -
To find out how much your
tax bill will be, divide your tax-
able property value by 1,000 and
multiply by the millage rate. For
example, if your home is valued
at $125,000, and the city tax rate
is set at 10 mills, with the home-
stead exemption, you would pay
$10 for every $1,000 of property
value. This would mean you
would pay $1,000 in city taxes.
Don't' forget that there are
many taxing agencies that
include your area and you have to
pay property taxes to each one.
You may be charged for city,
county, school board, water man-
agement, mosquito control dis-
trict and drainage district taxes.
Each taxing authority will set its
own millage.


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Submitted photo/"Strolling Down Country Roads"/Harry Hulsey

Looking Back...
When the railroad was completed to Okeechobee in 1915, the railroad planned to make Okeechobee County a midpoint
stop between Jacksonville and Miami, including a roundhouse and repair yards in the northern part of the county. The
roundhouse was constructed on the savannas in the northwest section at the terminus of what is commonly referred to
today as the Peavine Trail, but nothing ever came of the rest of the plans. This is the crew that was helping build the
Peavine grade. Joe Stratton was one of those who worked on the project. Plans are currently under way by the Okee-
chobee Historical Society to reprint the book "Strolling Down Country Roads". Recent interest in buying a copy of the
book has been increasing, and the Historical Society needs an estimate of the number of books to order. The expected
cost is $35 to $40 per copy, and the society hopes to have the books available by Christmas. If you are interested in buy-
ing a copy of the book send your name, address and telephone number to: Betty C. Williamson, P.O. Box 249, Okee-
chobee, Fla., 34973. This will not obligate you to buy the book, but you will be notified when the books are available. You
are asked to send your information to Mrs. Williamson soon. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of
Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while
you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.


Upcoming Events

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 Chil-
dren'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 Okee-
chobee County. This meeting 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. Parrott 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 interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-
6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 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 fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, 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, schizo-
phrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual 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 7:30 p.m. For information, call
(863)763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show
a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners
while you listen to the great oldies music.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who
are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other
women's issues are also addressed. One support group is held every
Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department
auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at
(863) 763-0202. The other support group is held 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
Historical 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 (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.


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Community Events

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

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

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

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

Interaction Bible study planned
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 417 N.W Sixth St., will be
hosting an interaction Bible study presented by the Bible-based tel-
evision show "It is Written". The study will be held Sept. 25-27 from
7 until 8:30 p.m.'each evening. For information, call (863) 763-5996
or (863) 763-0763.

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

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. Representatives from various colleges,
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.

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
participation 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.






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Touchdown Club
seeks new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this club
is to promote pride, respect, spirit
and unity among the O.H.S. players
and student body, staff, coaches,
families and the business commu-
nity.


Anyone interested in the foot-
ball program at O.H.S. is invited to
join. Bronze membership is $300;
silver membership is $600, gold
membership is $900; and, plat-
inum membership is $1,200.
SA portion of each membership
goes to the general athletic fund,
and another portion goes into a
scholarship trust.
For information, call Brahman
head football coach Chris Bran-
ham at (863)462-5050.
OHS sports
seats on sale
Gold seats and reserved seats
are nowon sale for O.H.S. sports.
The cost of a gold seat is $100
and entitles the holder to admis-
sion to all home Brahman games
with the exception of state-spon-
sored activities such as bowl
games, jamborees or playoffs.
Reserved seats entitle the hold-
er to admission to all home Brah-
man football games. The cost of
the reserved seats is $40 per seat.
For information.on where to
obtain tickets, contact Mike Rade-
baugh at (863)462-5025.


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Livestock Market Report
Sept. 19 and 20,2005 Med #2 Steers Hfrs
150-200 150-170 140-155
Cows 200-250 150-160 100-155
Breaking $47.50 $52.00 250-300 129-155 120-150
Cutter $46.00 $49.00 300-350 128-145 115-126
Canner 350-400 113-130 99-116
Bulls 400-450 107-123 96-109
1000-1500 $51.00 $52.00
1500-2000 $55.00 $64.00 Small#1
150-200 X X
Monday Tuesday 5000 X X
Calves 1076 2664 250-300 X X
Cows 121 279 300-350 X X
Strs 1
Hfrs 7 6 Slaughter cows and bulls
Bulls 12 52 were $1-$2 lower, calves were
Yrlngs 8 82 mostly steady with a little weak-
Mix er on heifers ever 500#. The
Total 1225 3083 replacement quality heifers are
in strong demand. Top calf
Med #1 Steers Hfrs price goes to bar 7, Kenansville
150-200 with a high of $2.05. Top cow
200-250 170-185 150-190 price goes to Skip Croncich,
250-300 160-175 140-158 Okeechobee with a high of
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dairy goats in the division of the
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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, September 25, 2005 .


4-H Briefs


Bacon Bunch
Roxanne Barns, Pam Goggan,
and Dean Prescott are the leaders
of this group and they're in "Hog
Heaven" come fair time. This 4-H
group raises hogs as their proj-
ects. Youths from the age of eighl
to 18 learn how to feed, clean anc
groom a hog. Their hard work
pays off at the Okeechobee Youth
Livestock Show where most ol
these youth show their hogs anc
auction them off. These youth
receive awards and more. This
club is a great way to learr
responsibility for another livinE
creature. It also teaches gooc
record keeping. This club is only
open to past Bacon Bunch mem-
bers and siblings at this time. I1
you are eligible to join this club
please meet with them on the
second Tuesday of each month.
To confirm meeting date or time,
or for any other information,
please contact the Extension
Office at (863) 763-6469.

Barnyard Buddies
Mrs. Janet- McKenna and
Karen Albers head up this fun
group of curious youth. This 4-H
group is open to all Okeechobee
youth between the ages of five
and 18. Youth learn how to prop-
erly care for their pets of almost
any size or shape. They show
their pets at competitive and non-
competitive events and receive
awards. These youth also learn
how to keep record books for
their projects. New "buddies" to
this club are always welcome to
stop by a meeting and check
them out. They will meet on the
second Saturday of each month
from 10 a.m. until noon. To con-
firm meeting location, or for any
other information, please contact
the Extension Office at 7653-6469.

Beef & Bacon Raisers
These cowboys, cowgirls and
hog farmers have one great 4-H
club with Mrs. Leeann White
leading the pack. The youth par-
ticipate in projects that vary from
hogs to steers and also beef
breeding. These youth learn how
to properly manage a large ani-
mal from A-Z. They also gain
knowledge in record keeping
which is always helpful for their
future. To confirm meeting date
or time, or for any other informa-
(ion, please conraci the Extension
Office at (863) 763-6469.

Bits & Spurs
The Bits & Spurs club leaders
Paula Daniel and Margo Davis are
always planning new things for
this club. Activities for this year
include trail rides, horsemanship
clinics, roping clinics, flag & drill
team presentations, community
service activities, fundraisers and
much more. If you are a horse
lover, please join them for a year
of horse excitement.


awesome field trips. The time and
location for this club's meetings
s will be announced soon. If you
Share between the ages of five and
18 and you would like more infor-
mation about the Chobee Crack-
-ers contact the Extension Office at
t (863) 763-6469. You must be
eight-years old by Sept. 1 to partic-
ipate in large animal projects.

I County Council/Jr.
Leaders
This is a group of youth ages
Sfive to eighteen who very well
may be our future leaders. Mrs.
Dianne Spann provides the lead-
Sership needed f6r this 4-H group.
f These youth learn leadership
skills by developing community
projects, planning various club
projects, public speaking and
much more. These leadership
skills will advance our youth in
whatever their future plans may
hold. These youth also learn the
importance of keeping record
books. They are also looking for
more leaders. To confirm meeting
I date or time or for any other infor-
mation please contact the Exten-
Ssion Office at (863) 763-6469.

Photography Club
t What's your focus? Go a step
beyond the norm. Step out of the
box. Be a non-conformist with
your photographs, use your imag-
ination, kick it up a notch, get the
picture? Join our group for
thought provoking times. For this
club you are required to have a
35mm camera or a good digital to
learn the techniques. We will go
on field trips, work out of work
books, and take tests. You will be
challenged to create. Still interest-
ed? Call Bobbie at (863) 467-2614
Sto sign up or ask questions. Meet-
ings will be held at the Studio, 213
S.E. Second Street. Time and date
will be announced. For any other
information contact the Exten-
sion Office at (863) 763-6469.

Places to Go
This group of youth, ages five
f to 18, is definitely going places.
SMrs. Pat McCoy is the leader of
this 4-H club, and they are either
* planning to go somewhere, com-
ing back from somewhere or just
r off somewhere. These youth
learn life skills, create crafts, cook,
sew and more. The club explores
the performing arts and different
cultures. These youlh learn to pe r-
form skits, dances, etc. While this
Club is always having fun, they are
also community-minded and are
learning to keep records of their
activities. New travelers and
explorers are always welcome to
join. To confirm meeting time or
date, or for any other information,
contact the Extension Office at
(863) 763-6469.

Savvy Saddles
This is the second year of exis-
tence for a 4-H club that has been


organized for all 4-H members
interested in studying Parelli Nat-
ural Horsemanship. Natural
Horsemanship is a way to be with
and teach horses using commu-
nication, psychology and under-
standing rather than mechanics,
fear and intimidation.
The club will focus on the Par-
elli.Natural Horsemanship Pro-
gram and will require each mem-
ber to purchase the Parelli home
study program packages includ-
ing equipment. The Parelli Pro-
gram is set up as a home study
program, however, it can be
enhanced by many avenues
including private and group les-
sons by certified instructors, two-
day weekend seminars and
longer term study programs at
the Parelli Study Center in Ocala.
We will study the Parelli pro-
gram as a club beginning with
level one and working together
so that the entire 4-H club will
progress through completion of
this level and move to level two
and level three. We will accom-
plish this goal by organizing study
nights and by having clinics with
our horses to practice and
demonstrate each lesson. We will
also integrate many fun days that
include riding at the rodeo arena
'and several trail rides. Our plan is
to have many opportunities for all
of us to play with our horses and
become "Natural" horsemen.
Additionally, we will travel to see
Pat and Linda Parelli and their
team when they schedule a tour
in a convenient Florida location.
We invite you to join us for
refreshments and to watch
videos by Pat Parelli on Parelli
Natural Horsemanship. We will
have more information on how
members can purchase the Level
One Partnership Study Program
discounted to $200 for 4-H mem-
bers (non-members cost is $350).
Please join us and see what
we have planned for this year. We
will have a lot of fun playing with
our horses and watching our rela-
tionships with them grow
stronger. Contact Renee' Mims
'for additional information on cell
number (561) 324-3624.

Sharp Shooters
These youth are right on tar-
get. This is a 4-H youth group led
by Mr. Don Sellers. While this
group is having fun, they are also
learning a lot. The youth in this
group keep records of their activi-
ties and the things they've
learned in Sharp Shooters. They
learn things such as the parts of a
gun, gun safety, proper loading
and unloading skills and much
more. All youth ages eight to 18
are welcome to set their sights on
this club. Parents are always wel-
come and are encouraged to par-
ticipate in 4-H meetings with the
youth. To confirm meeting time
or date, or for any other informa-


tion, please contact the Extension
Office at (863) 763-6469.

Spurs and Saddles
This club led by Julie and
Richie Francioni will meet in Fort
Drum at Spirit's Farm on the first
Thursday of each month from 5-
6:30 p.m., as well as having a
mounted workshop one Saturday
per month. They plan to partici-
pate on many different levels at
the South Florida Fair. If you are
age eight to 18 and are ready to
saddle up, please join them. To
confirm meeting dates or time, or
for any other information please
contact the Extension Office at
(863) 763-6469.

Steaks & Chops
Steaks and Chops have several
leaders including Jimmie and
Cindy Howell, Rebecca White-
head and Wyatt Thomas. This 4-
H group ranges in age from eight
to 18 ahd raises hogs, steers or
beef breeding projects. These
youth learn how to properly take
care of their animals and how to
keep accurate records on their
animals. The youth in the club
compete with their animals and
win awards. The Steaks and
Chops club is looking for all inter-
ested in raising large animals. To
confirm meeting date or time, or
for any other information, please
contact the Extension Office at
(863) 763-6469.

Udder Bunch
This is "udderly" the best
group of dairy kids around. You
are invited to check out what they
are up to. This 4-H club raises
dairy cows and shows them in
competitions. They learn to care
and groom their animals as well
as keep accurate records of their
projects. Youth ages eight to 1.8
are welcome to join this "cream"
of the crop 4-H group. Mrs. Linda
Syfrett is the main leader of this
club with several other leaders
working hard with her. To con-
firm meeting time or date, or for
any other information, please
contact'the Extension Office at
(863) 763-6469.

The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch 4-H club is
-dedicated to educating young
people about the value of our
wildlife. Together we will work to
find solutions to help preserve
our wildlife and ensure their exis-
tence for the future. This 4-H
group is for youth ages eight to 18
who are interested in helping our
wildlife friends through educa-
tional programs and community
service projects. Mrs. Sue Arnold,
along with Bonnie Matteo, Sheryl
Heater, Cindy Letcher and Justin


Matteo are excited about leading
this group on wild adventures. To
confirm meeting date or time or
for any other information please
contact the Extension Office at
(863) 763-6469.

Vittles
Are you interested in learning
proper cooking techniques? Vit-
tles, led by Bobbi Poole will teach
kitchen cleanliness, healthy eat-
ing and cooking. To confirm
meeting date or time, or for any
other information, please contact


the Extension Office at (863) 763-
6469.

New Club
This club is exclusively for
youth competing in hog showing
for the first time. We will concen-
trate solely on selecting, housing,
feeding and caring for your proj-
ect.
The first year is all about experi-
ence. If you have any questions,
please contact Tomi Zeller at
(863)634-1061 or the Extension
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Mrs. Marsha Candler is the
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all about cattle. They learn to care
for them and take responsibility
for their daily needs. The youth
keep record books to monitor
their progress. They show their
animals and win awards as well
as pride in a job well done. Due to
club space, this club is only open
to past members and siblings at
this time. To confirm meeting
date or time, or for any other
information, please contact the
Extension Office at (863) 763-
6469.

Chobee Crackers
Brand new to Okeechobee this
year is the Chobee Crackers 4-H
Club. Laura Lee Bryan will lead
this group on many learning
adventures. This club will teach
you all you need to know about
livestock. They will be participat-
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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, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Four Brothers" (R)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday,Wednesdayiand Thursday
'at 2, 4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Just like Heaven"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
*9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,


4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.-
Tickets are $5 for'adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and'
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs


Redirection Center
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours tio
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do
you have a job skill that you
would like to teach others? Do
you belong to a civic organiza-
tion or religious organization
and would like to spread the
word? If you answered yes to
any of these questions, please
contact Tom Jones or Karin
Aldridge at Okeechobee Redirec-
tion Center, ,863) 357-5905. We
are looking for volunteers to
work a few hours a month with
committed youth.
Need help paying for quality
child care?


Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next.
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items, and is cur-
rently seeking such items as
baby clothes, furniture, small
appliances,- tools as well as golf
and fishing equipment. Call Hos-
pice at (863) 467-2321 for pick-
up, or deliver items to 411 S.E.
Fourth St.
Childbirth education
classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy
Start Coalition will be presenting
childbirth education classes at
the Okeechobee County Health
Department. All pregnant


women are encouraged to
attend the classes. For informa-
tion or to register for thsi inform-
ative class, call the Healthy Start
office at (863) 462-5877. Every
baby deserves a healthy start.
Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly proper-
ty beautification awards pro-.
gram. The property does not
have to be for sale and is open to
residential and commercial
property throughout the county.
For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Dale Ann
Watford, secretary of the Board
at (863) 634-7311 or (863) 763-
8222.


Treasure Coast Dermatology

I Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer
Mohs Surgery Diseases of Skin, Hair & Nails *

Tim Ioannides, M.D.


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Cynthia J. Rogers, M.D. & Jonathan S. Sanders,


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Okeechobee
863-467-9555
1924 US Highway 441, N.
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Get Comfortable, Okeechobee!


Bud & Ami Neese of Quality A/C & Heating of Okeechobee are proud to
announce the appointment of Jerry Peavey to the position of General Manager.
We feel very fortunate and are very excited to have Jerry join our staff.
Although we have been in business in Okeechobee for over 20 years, we
look forward to serving Okeechobee for another 20 years with Jerry's expertise
and stroqngleadership abilities.
WELCOME ABOARD & THANKS FOR JOINING OUR TEAM!
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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 information, 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 (formerly the
Church of the Nazarene) 425 S.W 28th St. This will be a time of prayer for
our local community, for those less fortunate and for our leaders on all
levels.
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


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


BROWN BRINDLE- Medium
size, vic of U-Save, nice dog.
Call to identify
(863)674-0537.
FEMALE HUNTING DOG-
Underhill Road & CR 721, call
to identify (863)467-1521.
JACK RUSSELL- Vic. of 700A
Call to identify
(863)763-8085
Original manuscript by J. K.
Rowling "Harry Potter & The
Jester's Javelin" ?? Please
call to identify 714-999-0083
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
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BLACK LAB, Lost in Country
Hills Estates. Male. Answers to
Pepper. Very friendly. Child's
pet. (863)763-2501 REWARD!


BOXER- male, rust/white, 6yrs
old, purple collar, vic of
.SR70 & 80th Ave. Little girl
misses (863)824-0800.
DOG- Female Beagle, Black.
white & brown approx 201bs
Last seen N W 3rd St. Child
pets. $100 Reward
863-447-1141
JACK RUSSEL, Female, "Isis"
Black collar w/spikes, White
w/brown spots on ears. Vic of
Riviera Fiesta. (863)675-1203


ALUMINUM ROOFING PANELS
12" wide. Free for the taking.
(863)946-1481
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 Only!
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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Job Information 225
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$31,200 to start, for
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863-467-2402 or
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EXPERIENCED COOKS,
SERVERS & HOSTESS
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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.


HOPE HOSPICE
HIM/Team Assistant-Clewiston
Full time, computer experience required, background in
Medical Records desired. Must have strong interper-
sonal, organizational, and communication skills. Hope
Hospice provides
.excellent 100% Company Paid Benefits including
Health, Dental, Life, and Disability Income
Insurance, Retirement Plan.
Up to 26 Paid Days Off per year,
Complete an application at: HOPE HOSPICE
100 W.C. Owen Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440
-Or-
Fax resume and cover letter indicating job preference to:
239-454-1671
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Benefits Available.
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2595 NW 8th Street


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LPN Clewiston
F/T, Mon-Fri, Some weekends, 8am-5pm
For patient home visits in Hendry & Glades counties
Must have Florida LPN License
Excellent 100% Company Paid Benefits provided.
Health, Dental, Life, and Disability Income
Insurance, Retirement Plan,
Up to 26 Paid Days Off per year.
Complete an application at: HOPE HOSPICE
100 W.C. Owen Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440
-Or-
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239-454-1671
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COSMETOLOGIST
FULL TIME
Must have experience.
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
Call: (863) 357-2442 for more info.



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


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



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


MECHANIC
WELDER
Lykes Bros, Inc.
Ranch Division


Applicant must have one
(1) year prior experience with farm & die-
sel equipment, have own tools & a valid
Florida Drivers License. Applications ac-
cepted Mon-Fri 8anm to 3pm at:
106 SW County Rd 721
Okeechobee, FL
Drug free workplace. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

Drivers
Earn $45,000 $50,000/ Year!
Be Home Every Night!
Co. Drivers:
All Late Model Tractors
Paid Life Insurance
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Paid Vacation
401k

Owner Operators:
Dedicated Runs
Fuel Surcharge
1yr Exp., 23yo, CDLA
800-741-6500-
Walpole, Inc.

ask about our huge sign-on bonuses

Pasture
Development
Foreperson
Lykes Bros, Inc.
Ranch Division
has an opening .. .
for PDF to oversee -
operation for approximately eight tractors
involved in the planting/production of
pastures. To supervise fertilization pro-
grams, chemical applications, weed con-
trol and pasture maintenance programs.
Successful candidates would have prior
experience with pasture grasses & a valid
Florida Drivers License. Accepting appli-
cations Mon-Fri 8am-3pm
Lykes Bros, Inc. Ranch Division
106 SW County Rd 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Drug Free Workplace AA/EOE/M/F/D/V


Okeechobee News


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


HOUSING ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST
Grant consultant working for Okeechobee County
needs assistant to take housing assistance appli-
cations from homeowners, perform eligibility
verifications, conduct limited inspections of exist-
ing housing and construction, process contractor
payment requests, and perform other tasks as
needed. Must have a good balance of people skills
and detailed administrative abilities, good working
knowledge of Word and Excel; written and verbal
communication skills, personal integrity; willing-
ness to take direction and also work unsupervised,
patience with individuals who are under stress;
willingness to maintain an office space that is
clean, neat and organized, Prefer some college
education along with appropriate work experience.
Prefer applicant willing to work Monday through
Wednesday, approximately 24 hours per week.
Send resume to 5378 Carisbrooke Lane, Tallahas-
see, FL 32309.

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


BRICKLAYERS, STONE
MASONS & LABORERS
Top pay & great benefits. Call
(561)793-5924 or 718-1227

I CONSTRUCTION
l WORKERS
IExp. workers needed for
IPetroleum Industry
IPipe Fitters
1Equipment Operators
Electrician's Helpers
'Laborers & Helpers
I Only serious, self motivated I
I need apply. Clean driving
record. Weekly travel req'd
I inFla.DFWR 401K,
I Paid Holidays/Vacation
I Wilson's Petroleum Equip
I 772-468-3689
I._ _-i J
DAIRY FOREMAN:
Exp./Bilingual Preferred
House, Phone, Lights
Provided. Call
634-1758 or 634-1756
DRIVERS
Small Company with Well
Maintained Equipment is
looking for: Experienced, -
Qualified, Hardworking
Drivers. Must have: Class
A License and be willing to
work 51/2 days.
Choice of work area from:
Orlando south or Longer
Trips to north Florida/
South Georgia. Permanent
work with a variety
of loads.
Call (863)763-6606
EXPERIENCED ALUMINUM
INSTALLERS
Needed immediately in
Tallahassee area. Good pay,
steady work. Call Florida
Screened Enclosures at:
(229)378-0839 ask for Jesse
EXPERIENCED WELL
DRILLERS NEEDED.
Call Rodney or Frank
(863)763-3221
American Drilling
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
HARVESTING COMPANY
Looking for a Harvesting
Supervisor. Experienced in
Fresh Fruit preferred.
Interested please fax resume
to 239-369-2267
HARVESTING COMPANY
Looking for a Mechanic.
Interested please fax resume
to 239-369-2267







HHA'S&CNA'S&
COMPANIONS
Wanted, good pay.
Shirley's Personal Care
Services (863)467-6399 Or
(772)223-4620
#NR30211065 #HM229094


HEAVY
EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
EMPLOYMENT


Bulldozers, Backhoes
Loaders, Dump Trucks
Graders, Scrapers
Excavators
Next Class: Oct. 3rd
National Certification
Financial Assistance
Job Placement
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.com

WATER
DISTRIBUTION
TECH III
A FL CDL "A" Driver's
license& 2yrs. recent exp.in
manual-type labor in the
construction, installation
operations & maint. of a
Water Distribution &
Metering utility system is
REQ'D.$13.39-$19.18. Exc.
benefits. Complete applica-
tion on line atwww.fpua.com

or visit us @
FORT PIERCE
UTILITIES
AUTHORITY
500 Boston Ave.
Fort Pierce, FL 34948
EOE DFWP

MOBILE
HOME
SALES
Exp. a must. Sign
on bonus. High
commissions,
Health benefits
avail. Southeast'sT
largest Clayton
mobile home dealer
Please Fax Resume to:
863-467-8150



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.
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


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Timime Services !

Immediate Openings All Shifts I I' M
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's Babysitting 405
Apply In Person To: Child Care Needed410
Okeechobee Health Care Facility Child Care Offered45
Instruction 420
1646 Hwy. 441 North Services Offered25
Insurance 430
IMedical Services435
OKEECHOBEE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE
NOW HIRING
Certified & Non- Certified Correctional Officers
Excellent Benefits & Salary O'CONNELL
Trainee: $29,131.83 CONSTRUCTION
Certified: $31,920.78 SERVICES, INC.
Contact Sergeant Lori Kibler, Recruiter @ (863)462-5424 or License # CBC055264
Email: Kiblerlori@mail.cd.state.fl.us ERNEST LANCASTER
Monday-Friday 8am 5pm or apply online @ Screen Rooms, Carports
Htto://myflorida.com Room Additions
I Florida Rooms
Okeechobee County Aluminum Roof Over
Schools (863)634-2044
Now Hiring:

BUS NATURAL VITAMINS
DRIVERS MINERALS-HERBS
DRIVER HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
Training offered. Full & 417 W.S. Park
Part Time Hrs. Please call Call 863-467-1243
863-462-5146 Mon-Fri E.OE.
HORSE SHOEING
PERSONAL ASSISTANT WANTED $25 For Trimming.
$70 For Shoes.
For a 3 acre Resort in Lake Port. Highly motivated and a Call Mauro
self starter. No physical limitations. Great communica- (863)532-0090 j
tions & computer skills. Must love nature & animals. Able to 7 Days A Week.
travel the U.S. (optional). Interested applicants fax resume to
Tim at Adventure Tour of South Florida 863-946-1185

I, -,I JACK'S TOP SOIL
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS) Shell Rock &
CITY OF OKEECHOBEE Bob Cat Work.
ACCOUNTS SUPERVISOR. Call 863467-4734
The City of Okeechobee is now accepting applications for a M i handise
full-time Accounts Supervisor. A complete job description and Mercrl
application packet can be obtained by contacting the
City Clerk's Office at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue,
Rm. 100, Okeechobee, FL, (863)763-3372 x215,
or www.cityofokeechobee.com. Applications must be
returned by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 13,2005. Air Conditioners 505
Successful candidates are required to pass Air Conditioners 510
a pre-employmentsubstance screening/physical. Antiques 510
Drug free workplace/EOE/ADA. Appliances 515
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk/Personnel Administrator. Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
REGISTERED NURSES E l Books & Magazines 535
Desoto County, Florida Building Materials540
$2000 Sign-On Bonus Business Equipment 545
The Florida WANTED: P//FT Help CarpetsRugs 550
Thm h Flo th wrf 4a7pr Children's Items 555
Civil Commitment Center Twin Oak Pet Cemetery China, Glassware, Etc 560
is a secure residential Must be dependable w/ C thin ss e 56
behavioral health facility with professional appearance Coins amps 570
immediate full time openings Call (863)467-6377 Collectibles 575
for RNs. Experience in l ComputerVideo 580
psychiatric or correctional Crafts/,Supplies 585
setting a plus. Competitive Cruises 590
salary and benefits package, aps, Lns Fabs 595
8-hour day shift, METAL FRAMING: Looking for Draes, Linens Farcs 595
40-hour work week. possible limited partnership Fireplace Fixture 600
One hour southeast of who has contacts in residential Furniture 610
Sarasota and Bradenton. drywall/metal framing. I have Furs 615
license, ins., trailer & tools. Health 8 Reducing
CallCarolWertley 'Okeechobee/Vero area. eaqlt Red in
at (800)331-7122/day or 772-201-8715. Heatingequipment
610-389-7437/evenings; H eating Equipments
fax resume 610-668-7689; F n a lousehppl Items 630
carolwaliberivhealth.com inan Jewelry 635
EDE Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
RouteSale Medical Items 650
Route Sales Miscellaneous 655
Irnisrlle Br n.dS Business Musical Instruments 660
i,'ee(hubee Opportunities 305 Office Supplies,'
Money Lenders 310 Equipment 665
ICdeja pphiani j Wilii ria Tax Preparation 315 Pets'Supplies..'
,:u'ineir ,v ieKt' 0le riip Services 670
':l es e'priic e Earii 441 Photography 675
;,~rtr a cpwl i ao t Sun Plumbing Supplies 680
w tl'ed 1S ,' dipl:Ti or Pools & Supplies 685
equivalent. Great Denefits. Restaurant
Equipment 690
Apply:.Ohe Stop Career Ctr, CREATING'WEALTH Satelliten 695
209SWParkStorfax from Home Sewing Machines 700
resume,407-843-4559 or EcoQuest International Sporting Goods 705
call 800-226-5110 ext 146 healthy living technology Stereo Equipment 710
: EOE, M/F/D/V .'Become anndependent TelevisionRadio 715
Dealer Call 863-763-4600 Tickets 720
mrzierd@earthlink.net Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
NOTICE VCRs 735
ASSISTANT NEEDED: For Independent Newspapers will Wanted to Buy 740
Quadriplegic w/Exercise & never accept any advertise-
Daily Routine. No exp. needed. ment that is illegal or con-
Will train. (863)634-6869 sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val- C i s 0I
CNA/HHA, COMPANION ue, such as promises of
Bi-lingual, Live Ins. guaranteed income from WINDOW UNIT 7000 BTU,
(772)466-9199 work-at-home programs if works good $30
Work isin Okeechobee. it sounds too good to be (863)635-7987
true, chances are that it is. m
JOB FAIR If you have questions or
Therapeutic Assistants doubts about anyad on
Security Officers these pages, we advise that KITCHEN SINK w/faucet, old,
before responding or send- cast iron, $25.
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005 ing money ahead of time, (863)763-6901
Hours: 8:30am-10:30am you checkwith the Better SEW MACHINES Anti
& 12:30pm-2:30pm Business Bureau at SEW MACHINES (3)- Antique,
772-a7a-? rpreviu need some work, $125
Earn $12.98 to start as TA; complaints. takes all (863)467-1574.
experience working in SINGER SEWING MACHINE,
corrections or mental health Some 800 and 900 telephone antique, not in cabinet, in
residential environment a numbers may require an carrying .case, $75,
definite plus. Earn $13.98 extra charge, as well as (863)467-1325
to start as Secudty Officer; long distance toll costs. We
must have at leasttwo years will do our best to alert our
prior experience in law reader of these charges in
enforcement, correctional or the ads, but occasionally DEEP FREEZE 5 cu ft. Only
institutional security position we may not be aware of the used about 6 months. Pd.
requiring standard charges; Therefore, if you $159 selling for $75
certification. 12-hour shifts/ call a number out of your (863)635-7987
alternating 3 day & area, use caution.
4 day workweeks. DRYER/WASHER like hew,
4dyw wek$250 for both
Located at Florida Civil (863)467-4366 / 634-2303
133 S.E. Highway 70,F FREEZER, UPRIGHT: Ken-
Arcadia, FL34266. more. Like new. $200.
Formore information call: (863)674-1105
Carol Wertley at REFRIGERATOR 6E Profile,
610-389-7437 or 4yrs.- 23cu ft, ice/water djs-
800-331-71 22. EOE. penser. $350
863-946-0614/.215-527-9221
THERAPIST- FT REFRIGERATOR- Gibson Frost


Competitive Salary, Excellent Clear, Almond, Works great,
Benefits, B.S. Psychology or Very cold! 50.
related field, 2 yrs. experience READJ A (863)357-0615
with adolescents preferred. STOVE: 30", Electric, Like
Fax resume to 863-357-5913 W new.$100(772)215-9168
or Call863-634-5760. NEWSPAPER.
STOVE, MAGIC CHEF, White,
EUmjljoA saves you oney by 4'Burners, Oven storage
proving information drawer. Works great! $75.
provide in ion (863)634-0245
OFFICE CLEANING, Part Tim bout best WASHER & DRYER: Large ca-
Monday-Fdridayevenings. pacity. Like new. $225.
In Clewiston. Good pay. No wonder newspaper (772)215-9168
START TODAY! 800-922-1433 readersearn morel WASHER & DRYER SET, GE,
P/T PHARMACY TECHNICIAN Basic models. White. 5 yrs.
Exp. preferred. Weekday after- old. Work great! $125.
noons to 6pm & Saturdays to (863)634-0245
2pm. Contact The Medicine S $75
Shop w/you resume at W ( 6 WASHER, $75.
105NW5thSt. (863)634-0779
RECEPTIONIST NEEDED
P/T For Busy Medical Office on
Monday, Wednesday & TANNING BED under 1 yr
Friday. Drop off resume at old, maybe used 6 times. Pd
1101 N. Parrot Ave., Suite #1, $2000 asking $1400
Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863)697-3211


Bicce 0B5 iB30Bolf5lubs
BICYCLE, 3 wheel, with basket
& new brakes, $150. GOLF CART- Club Car, '97,
(863)357-2233 Body shell, no frame. $175.
BIKE, 3 Wheel, very good (863)675-1472
cond. also 2 wheel Schwinn 'o u li
Bike. $ 150 for both or will
separate. (573)517-2577 AR 15 Stainless Steel Match
SCHWINN, 1955- Original Barrel, $200.
condition, $900. (863)357-5754
(863)467-5756. BROWNING B-80 SL, 3" bar-
rel, 1 modified, 1 full, great
shape, $400.
(863)673-4927
CLOSET MAID: Closet System RIFLE: Antique-Stevens Old
Parts, All brand new. Left over Action, 22 cal. Tube feed 12
from new construction. $150. shot, org. finish. Exc. cond.
(863)675-3944 LaBelle. $275 863-675-8465 LaBelle.
iSHOT GUN: 8 Shot, "Parker-
I I ized" Mossberg, 12 ga pump -
1000 rounds-most 00 Buck.
PATIO SLIDING GLASS DOOR $450. (863)675-8465LaBelle.
w/track. $25. (863)675-3944
in LaBelle.
RV PORT- Storm damaged,
20x40 plenty of material to BATHROOM SHOWER CHAIR,
make 20x10 $1100 with back, adjustable height,
(863)467-4328 $19. (863)357-8788
TENT FRAME PIPE, 12x20 CARDIO HEALTH EXERCISER-
tent, $20. (863)763-6901 $50 (863)675-2285
CONVERSION II ELIPTI-
CAL/STEPPER- used very lit-
BABY CRADLE, white, like tie. $100 (8963)674-0098.
new, $50. (863)467-1325 Nordic Track Sequoia Model,
BOY'S CLOTHES- new- digital readout, $150.
born-2T, Lg. assortment, Exc (863)697-1341
cond. $155. takes all or will TOTAL GYM- Chuck Norris,
separate. (863)763-6131 Excellent condition, w/extras.
$75. (863)675-2285
TREADMILL- Works great.
$75. Call Jon @
PLACE'SETTING FOR 8, Ro- (863)697-8332
senthal China, wall addition- WEIGHT SET, Universal: In-
al pieces, wheat pattern, cludes Bench Press & Lower
$450 neg. (863)357-2233 Body Work Out. Asking $325
neg. (863)675-4912

WEDDING DRESS open
back, sequin detailed, 6ft train,
perfect cond. Pd $900 asking RICE MAKER, Hardly used.
$200 (863)673-4942 $8. (863)447-0002


Football & Baseball Card Col- ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR Jet
election $500 orbestoffer 1, red/grey. Used very little
Call (863)763-8943 $600 (863)675-3764
ID BRACELETS- (2) not alike, LIFT CHAIR- electric, excellent
gold finish, engraved "Eliza- condition, $350
beth" 1950's, $20 will sell (863)801-5353
sep. (863)983-1848.
sep.(863)983-1848. LIFT: For Power Scooter or
:Wheel Chair, Works in car
S e- I I trunk, van, truck. Rotates 360,
2501b $400 (863)634-8608
COMPAQ LAPTOP 477- All ac- WHEELCHAIR, new, light
cess, Window XP, Leather weight, wide seat, 17x17.5,
carrying bag. Exc cond. with seat pad, pd.. $575,
$350 neg. 863-467-5616 now $325. (863)357-8788
HP Pavilion, windows 98, WHEELCHAIR RACK electric,
mouse, monitor, speakers, for wheelchair or scooter.
printer, keyboard, $375. $100 (863)675-3764
(863)697-1854
IBM COMPUTER- DVD, CD
burner, 17" monitor, wireless
keybrd/mouse, $450 neg DISPLAY SHOWCASE, 5 Ft.,
(863)763-2034. Glass. Good condition..$150.
Frnite (863)447-1178
DRIVE ON RAMP- You disas-
semble & move $200.
ADJUSTABLE BED Twin w (863)467-4328 '
wireless remote. Only used.
a couple months. $600 GARDEN TUB- Large, Perfect
(863)675-0483 forac:'rnrr a :.pi:, Fit'egi.:
excellent condition. Call
BARSTOOLS, (4), all wood, (863)697-6507 Leave msg
with backs, $100.
(863)763-8146 MINI BLINDS, white, vinyl,
w/hardware, (4) 47" wide,
BR Set, King size, all wood, (2) 36" wide, (1)28" wide,
$500 or best offer. $35 neg. (863)467-2434
(863)467-1072
C T (863)46 72 RUG YARN- cut packages,
COFFEE TABLE & 2 END TA- 75+ unopened and many
BLES, off whii,. <:hevriv part pkgs all colors, $25
wood tops & Jli: iini.rl r(863)983-1848.
$150. (863)763-8146
.COM RTER SETS tn () SHUTTLE BUS, Ford Econo-
COMFORTER SETS twn (2) line, '91, 25 passenger, a/c,
camouflage, w/ blanket, $5000 or best offer.
sheets, pil. cases, curtains & (863)675-5947
shelves $100 863-447-0965
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Match-
ing set. Multi Colored. $150
(863)634-0716
DRUM SET, BY: TAMA, Brand
DESK- With bookshelf, Key new symbols & stands.
board drawer, Light oak $650 or best offer.
w/metal accent. $40. (863)763-3765
(863)357-0615
(863)357-0615ORGAN Hammond, double
DINETTE SET & sleeper sofa, keyboard. Pd over $4000
2 gls end tbls & coffee tbl, asking $100 (863)675-0235
stereo sys. w/ spkrs. $200 all
will sep. (863)675-0483 li 0
Entertainment Center, So-
fa/Sleeper, Rocking Chair, AMERICAN PITBULL PUPPIES
Recliner, Hutch, $150 will 6 males, 6 females.
sell sep. (863)675-1621aft 6 Call 863-634-3508 or
863-634-5620
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid oak, w/hideaway BABY PIGS, Muse area. 1
doors, $150. Pair. $20. (863)675-4981
(863)634-0716 BABY QUAKER & Black head-
FUTON BUNK BED- New, ed Counard, $170 will sell
wood frame, $200 sep. (863)673-2483
(863)675-0244 BEAGLE, Male, 1 yr. old, Tri-
FUTON SOFA BED, Full sized Colored, CKC papers. Loves
w/decorative cover. Wooden kids. Up to date shots. $100
frame. Very nice. $40. (863)484-0314
(863)447-0002 BIRD FEEDER, including pole
KING SIZED BED- California, & screw in support, $7.50.
Headboard, .Mattress, comrn- (863)763-2935
plete, Very nice $100 BLACK SILKIE CHICKS, $5
(863)986-4743 each. (863)675-6214
KITCHEN TABLE, $50. BOSTON TERRIER-1 1/2
(863)634-0779 years old. $200.
LOVESEAT & COUCH, tan, (863)697-3346
leather, exc. cond., $1100 or CHIHUAHUA, Larger size.,
best offer. (863)467-1072 Male, 12 wks. old. $100 or
MATTRESS, BOXSPRING & bestoffer. (863)697-1095
FRAME, King Size, $300. CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES 1
(863)801-3412 male, 2 female, all black &
RECLINER, Mauve, Wood din- white. Parents on prem. $150
ing room table & 4 chairs & ea. (863)675-3915 PIs Iv msg
5 drawer dresser. All $130, DACHSHUND, Chocolate, Full
will sep. 863-675-0256 Blooded. 10 months old.
SOFA, Hide A Bed, good con- .Male. Good w/kids. $150
edition, $150. (863)983-4743 (863)763-5883


RED HEALER- 2 years old
Full blooded, no papers $100 I
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
iora Rentals
HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park Apartments 905
Call 863-763-5553 Business Places 910
Commercial
S i Property 915
I Condos,
Townhouses Rent920
Sew/Embroidery Machine, Farm Property -
babylock, Ese, hoops, cards, Rent 925
software, $2500. House Rent 930
(863)635-0772 Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
READIG A Rent 945
ARoommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
N WSPAPER. Storage Space -
Rent 960
Slends you
tothe it
best products -
andservices. ANCIENT OAKS- Adorable
2br, Iba, A/C, Heat, Carport,
Front porch, Util. incl,
amenities, pet ok, avail
10/01/05 (863)441-4230
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 3 Br, 2 Ba
on the water. No utilities, un-
furnished. $1000 mo.

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 Pqol/Ten-
nis. $800 mo., 1st mo's. sec.
SI I dep. &ref. (863)467-5221
Okeechobee's Nicest! New
GOLF CART- Yamaha, '96, 1&2 BR homes-waterfront,
Gas, Excellent condition, clean & quiet, frdm $700.
$1500 or best offer (772)215-0010/215-2757
(863)357-1577 TREASURE ISLAND, 3 Br, 2
JUGS PITCHING MACHINE, Ba on water. No util., unfur-
throws softballs or base- nished, cathedral ceiling, shed,
balls, digital speed control, carport. $1000. mo.
$700. (863)697-1341 (863)824-0981





CASSETTE PLAYER/RECORD- (863)467-0831
ER- Sony, With 100 country '
Cassettes $40 -The classified 'are the
(863)697-2033 most successful sales-
Sperson in town.


SANYO 17" color, Panason- BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Quiet
ic, 17", color. $50 for both, area, 2/2, Lake access,
will separate (863)357-4831 $575, -1/2 util, Sec Dep, Refs
SReq (561)763-4800 leave
msg.

GENERATOR- Coleman Pow- LAKEPORT Full house priv.
ermate w/wheel kit installed W/D. $100 wkly. Utilities incl.
10 HPR 5000 watt, 120/240v References required. Female
$450 FIRM (863)763-4297 preferred. (863)946-0371


CONDO, On Ft. Myers Beach,
GENERATOR- Makita, brand Fully Furnished. Sleeps 4. Oct.
new, never used, cost $2000 15th-Oct. 22nd. $700.
sell for $1200 (863)675-0104
(863)467-5756

Real [state

LADDER- 40', aluminum, Wer-
ner, good working cond. "7
$150 neg. (863)467-6434.
SAWS (4) 2 Radial & 2 Table. Business Places -
$200 or best offer for all. Sale 1005
T4 6 5L4B 18r16 Bo Commercial
239-340-4758 Property Sale 1010
9 0 Condosi
TOOL BOX, Snap On, Black, Townhouses Sale1015
24"x54"x40"H Approx. 172 yrs. Farms Sale 1020
old. Pd. $4000, Asking $1600 Houses Sale 1025
neg. 863-467-7097 after 6pm Hunting Property 1030
Investment
m ai Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
WANTED: FL ART Lots Sale 1045
A.E. Backus, H. Newton', Open House 1050
Highwaymen Art. Paying Out of State -
$200-$5000 (772)562-5567 Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD Real Estate Wanted1065
Elliott's Pawn Resort Property -
419 W.S. Park Sale 1070
Call 863-763-5553 Warehouse Space 1075
Agriculture Waterfront Property 1080




HOME FOR
Christmas Trees 745 SALE
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810 2/2 Split Floor
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820 Plan
Farm Services Screened. Patio
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/ Carport & Shed.
Services Wanted 830 Low Lot Rent
Fertlixer 835
Horses 840 863-467-4555
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865


Uiij i BEST Location Ever! 4br 2ba
On 5 wooded acres w/ lake.


We Buy & Sell Vacant Lots
www.vacantlotsusa.com
800-339-0413/866-958-cash


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots u05
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



BHR, 2BR/2BA or3BR/2BA
doublewide, c/a, no pets,
starting at $600 mo. yearly
lease, $1000 sec.
(863)763-4031



MOBILE HOME 2 Bdrm.
Fenced yard. Front porch.
Close to town. $700 mo.
Call (863)634-3451.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Okeechobee 3br, 2ba, Lake
access, No pets. $1100 mo
1st &sec.dep.561-236-9003



LARKE LAKES- 2000 3br, 2ba,
dbl wide, furnished, 7274 sq
ftlot, (863)467-2414
MOBILE HOME'91 SW 14x66,
3 Bdrm., 2 Ba, Zone II, You
must move. $4500. N. Ft.
Myers. 239-543-5102.
OKEE- Mobile home, Oldie but
goody Adults park, No pets,
2br, lba, Screened porch,
Roof over, Great shape in-
side & out Asking $19,000.
(863)763-2548

Recreation i



Boats 3005
Campers-RVs 3010
Jet Skiis A015
Marine Accessories 020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3(30
Sport Vehicles ATVs 1035



AIR BOAT 12' Needs motor
$1,200. or best offer. will
trade. (863)467-7415
BASS BOAT, i7 Fi AJ,'.ii0,p.
Force Motor. iun"0 gooa, ODu
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
PONTOON BOAT 91, 75 John-
son O/B, Generator, Lights,
GPS, F/F, Poles & Holders. No
trlr. $3500 (863)357-6406
SEA NYMPH 16FT-fully
rigged, trolling mtr, trlr, 40hp
Mere outboard, needs minor
work $1000 (863)467-1300.
SEA RAY 1991, 135 V6 0/B,
Flat Boat, $2000 or best of-
fer. (772)219-9491
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & trir, $1500
firm. (863)467-8038
WAHOO- 19', Center console,
150hp Mariner, Aluminum
trailer, GPS & depth finder.
$9800. (863)467-9298


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


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


Ideal fr Stoag
O'each


1-78


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


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
SUZUKI 4 WHEELER- Ozark,
'03, 250cc, Nearly new,
Good tires, Must sell $2200.
(863)357-2494


LeBelle- Live in Travel Trailer,
'93, 32', New Refrigerator
unit & A/C, $8000.
(863)674-1902
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 -1035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



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
GRAND MARQUEE- '94, Very
good condition. $3500.
(863)674-1902
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 -
Cnnod rklrj 1 b),l' 1 lup ,
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
(863)763-8286/801-3364



NISSAN STANZA 1985, good
work car, strong motor,
$1295 cash. (561)358-6307
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME 87, V8, Auto. All pow-
er, A/C. Works well. Needs
work. $500 (863)763-9592
PLYMOUTH- '95, 4cy, good
c ,,r. ]i $2400
(561)992-8692.
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE- '02,
Loaded, 4 new tires, Good
paint/no rust, $10,000. Neg
561-996-6017 or 996-2076
PONTIAC GRAND AM, '95,
white, $2500
(863)467-0987 .$
SATURN SUPER COUPE, '01,
35 mi + per gal., 3 dr., load-
ed, exc. cond., $6000 neg.
(863)357-0060
TOYOTA COROLLA 1992, 4
Door, Auto., 4 cyl., A/C.
Runs excellent. $1800 or
best offer (772)461-4044
VOLVO, '88- 4cyl, low miles,
perfect cond., $2200
(561)992-8692.
VW RAIL BUGGY & PARTS -
needs work. $350 or best of-
fer(863)675-6214



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


GELDING, Very Gentle. Kid 4 bay utility barn, newly
friendly. 10 yrs. old. Asking refurbished, concrete drive &
$1500. (863)357-0690 parking. Must See! Call Jay .
863-634-3451
MINIATURE STUD HORSE-
31" tall, child broke, incld, CBS Home, 2/1.5, concrete
saddle & tack, 2yrs old, driveway, screened porch, 2
$1000. (863)227-0367. sheds, Southwest Section,
$169,000. (863)763-2388
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 5.6 ac,
3br, 2ba. Lg sc. rm, cleared &
DIXON- Zero turn, 38" cut fenced, beautiful trees &
Great shape, new tires, $700 Idscpg. Horses OK, Ig barn &
or best offer. (863)467-5616 arena.. Subdiv. into 4 sep. lots.
$475K (863)824-8793
PUSH MOWER Self propelled
clean, reliable $100 or best of- OKEECHOBEE- For sale by
fer (863)467-7428 owner/agent, 3br, 2ba, block
home, w/lake access,
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 14.5 $225,000, (863)634-5792.
hp, 42" cut. Auto trans. $550.
(863)697-2033.L l 1
Lvsc 08 OKEECHOBEE5ACRES
Lot in town, off Eagle Bay Dr.
TENNESSEE FAINTING $475,000 or best offer.
GOATS- $100 call evenings Interested parties call:
(863)675-4098 La Belle (207)288-8597 or Cell
area. (561)301-1343


SOFA, LS,CHAIR- Clean, ask- FERRETS, 1 Male, 1 Female,
ing $350. (863)763-5741 Extremely Tame w/Extra
Large 2 Story Cage. $200 dr
SOFA, Sectional, 5 pc., Ends best offer. (863)763-3765
recline. Blue.multi color.
Good shape. $125. JACK RUSSELL TERRIER,
863-675-0256 Male, Approx. 8 mos., C.K.C.
papers. Loves kids. $W00.
Call (863)484-0313
MINI REX BUNNIES, 1 pair.
$20. Muse area.
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond., (863)75-4981.
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063. PARROT CAGE Large. Asking
EASY GO Good cond. good $300 (863)674-0205
battery & charger. $799. PIT BULL PUPS- 5 mos. old,
Neg. (863)697-1350 or 2M-1F, UTD.on all shots,
(863)763-2063. $150 (863)763-7446
GOLF CART EZ Go electric, PITBULL Female, 8mos,
'04 freedom SE series. Like needs family without small
new, only driven twice.. Many pets. Loves kids, very alert
xtras $3,795 (561)818-1482 $100 (863)484-0313
GOLF CART- Club Car, '91, RABBITS (2) house trained,
Electric, Great condition. $10.00 each
$1250. (863)675-1472 (863)635-4690.








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BUCKET SEATS- 2, $50. Will
separate (863)675-0969
CAMARO '85- Z28, good for
parts only, $250
(863)763-1370.
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
MOTOR- '83 Ford, $150 takes
motor & truck
(863)634-7830


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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 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)634-0433
GMC- '89, 1 ton, Flatbed, King
cab, 6 wheel pull, 4x4,
$2500. (863)801-1666
NISSAN '90, 4 cyl, Runs
good, $1000. or best offer
(863)612-0647
TOYOTA PICK UP 1988, 4
cyl., 4 spd., A/C. Gas saver!
Runs excellent. $1800 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
WELLS FARGO- Closed in with
loading ramp. $2000.
(863)801-1666 .


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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Water Resources Advisory
Commission (WRAC) will hold a Lake Okeechobee Committee Meeting as fol-
lows:
What: WRAC Lake Okeechobee Committee Meeting
When: Wednesday, September 28:2005 at 9:00 a.m.
Where: John Boy Auditorium, Beardsley Room
1200 WC Owens Avenue
Clewiston, Florida
If you cannot this meeting, we welcome your written comments. Send them to:
Richard Smith at rsmith@sfwmd.gov.
For more information, contact Richard Smith, WRAC Facilitator, at 1-800-432-2045,
or visit our website at www.sfwmd.gov.
87018 ON 9/25


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$750 (863)824-0491.


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NOTICE OF REGULAR AND ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING
OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
The Annual Landowners Meeling for Coquina Water Control District will be held on
Wednesday, October 5, 2005, at 9:00 A.M. in the Administration Annex Building,
Okeechobee County Extension Office, Small Conference Room, 458 Highway 98
N., Okeechobee, FL. Immediately following, the Board of Supervisors for Coquina
Water Control Distnct will iold a meeting at 9:30 Ah.. A copy of the proposed
agenda may be obtained upon request from the undersigned. If any person de-
cides to appeal any decision by the Board with respect to any matter considered
at such meeting; that person will need a record of the proceedings and for such
purposes that person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings, which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based, is made, Any person wishing to speak at the meeting must have their
name and topic placed on the agenda one week before the date of the meeting. All
property owners within the District are invited to attend.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation or an interpreter to participate in the proceedings should contract
the Districts Offices by calling (863) 763-4601 at lease two (2) days prior to the
date of the meeting. Notice Coquina Water Control District has an ongoing Aquat-
ic Spraying Program, District wide
Willard M. Byars .
Chairman of the Board of Supervisors
17429 NW 242nd Street
Okeechobee, FL34972
(863) 763-4601
85240 ON 9/18,25/05

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Community Events


Farm Bureau plans annual dinner
The Okeechobee County Farm Bureau is hosting their annual mem-
bership meeting/dinner on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 4 until 7 p.m. at Quail
Creek Plantation on Highway 68 E. The event will be a family fun day
with music, games, bounce house for the kids, sporting clays and enter-
tainment for all ages. Members are being asked to bring a covered dish,
a vegetable, salad or a dessert. The Okeechobee County Farm Bureau
will provide meat and drinks. Please R.S.V.P. to Charlene or Lisa by Sept.
26, by calling the Farm Bureau office at (863) 763-3101.
Car wash to aid Katrina victims
SThe 4-H Beef 'n Bacon Raiser club will hold a fundraising car wash
on Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Wal-Mart parking lot near the garden center. It
will begin at 9 a.m. All proceeds will go to benefit victims of Hurricane
Katrina.

Homeowner applications available
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County can help you become
the owner of a new home. To find out how, Habitat for Humanity repre-
sentatives 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 Okee-
chobee County is located at 1600 B S.W. Second Ave.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Church hosting Christian speaker
The First Baptist Church of Okeechobee, 401 S.W Fourth St., will host
the best selling Christian author and speaker Beth Moore, who will be
delivering messages via satellite, on Oct. 7 from 7 until 9:30 p.m. 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 beginning,
Oct. 13. The group will meet at the Big Lake Hospice office at 3543 U.S.
441 S, in the Northlake Village Plaza. The meetings are free. For informa-
tion, 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 Okeechobee
volunteer house at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Ave. All pro-
ceeds 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 information,
call (863) 467-2882.

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

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

L..AA.A to host ride
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will host a ride at
Cornwell on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. Participants are to meet at the
boat ramp. All area airboaters are welcome to bring their lunch and
spend the day riding with us. Cornwell is northwest of Okeechobee off
U.S. 98. For information, contact the Andersons at (863) 763-6069.

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 bak-
ing 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., Sat-
urday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. The pool
is not open during school hours: For information, contact the pool office
at (863) 467-7667.

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

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


Girl Scouts to host tea party
The Okeechobee Girl Scouts Pegasus Service Unit is hosting a spe-
cial Adult Tea Party for all adults who are involved in Girl Scouting and
this who were girl scouts in their youth. The tea will be held Sunday,
Nov. 6, from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W Third St. For information, contact Laurie Pharr at (863) 634-0465.

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 Okee-
chobee Emergency Operations Center, (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 life-
saving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External Defibrilla-
tion, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee Branch of the
American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.

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 citi-
zens in a time of disaster, please contact Debbie or Candace at the
American Red Cross- Okeechobee Branch- by calling (863) 763-2488.

















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