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Vol. 96 No. 269


Monday, September 26, 2005


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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 coun-
seling and referral to various
agencies.


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What's chewing
my oak tree?
As if our local trees have
not had enough damage from
last year's storms, several
office visitors have recently
asked for help in getting rid of
a critter that seems to be eat-.
ing up many oak trees. While
the Pinkstriped Oakworm is
not a new pest to our area, it
seems to have captured the
attention of several home-
owners, and is a good subject
for this week's lawn and gar-
den article. According to UF
Entomologist John Foltz, there
are several caterpillars that
can chew off the leaves on
local oak trees. When caterpil-
lars are numerous, they can
quickly strip trees of their
foliage. Most serious out-
breaks occur in late summer
to fall. While oak trees in
forests generally survive these
invasions, greater damage is
noted in urban areas, where
leaves become ragged or dis-
appear, and the bugs and their
waste material is a nuisance.
Page 8


Drought Index
Current: 490
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.56 feet


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

Index
Classifieds .......9-11
Comics ............ 7
Community Events ... .4
Crossword.......... 9
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ..........4
Sports ..... .........6
TV ........ ...... 11
Weather ............ 2

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The health of Lake Okeechobee and other waterways is one aspect studied in the
recently released South Florida Environmental Report.

How healthy is Lake Okeechobee?


By Maiyann Morris
Okeechobee News
Lake Okeechobee is a valu-
able resource locally. It is the liq-
uid heart of the region. From
Orlando south to the Florida
Keys, the health and very livabili-
ty of all of the land, and cities
depends on the health of the
hole in all maps of Florida: Lake
Okeechobee.
The health of the lake and
other waterways is one aspect
studied in the recently released
South Florida Environmental
Report.
The controls now in place
which say how much water
comes in and out of Lake Okee-
chobee are legal controls. Laws
in the form of legislation at the
state level say what happens.
Legislation also produced the
controls that built the dam, con-
nected the lake to the coast, and
constructed gates and locks.
Lake Okeechobee is flood
control, water supply, and a
multi-million dollar recreational
and commercial fishery. The lake
system not only includes the
water body, but the entire area
that surrounds it and drains into
it.
According to the report, three
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The Lake Okeechobee Watershed is all the areas that
drain into or out of the lake. It includes waters and land
that are directly affected by the lake.


City planners



will review



hospice plans

By Audrey Blackwell trict. The future land use desig-
Okeechobee News nation is currently categorized as


In a step forward for a resi-
dential hospice facility at Hos-
pice of Okeechobee on South-
east Fourth Street, the
Okeechobee Board of Adjust-
ment will take a first look at the
agency's zoning request Tues-
day.
The board meets at 6:30 p.m.
at city hall, 55 S.E; Third Ave.
The Hospice of Okeechobee
board announced its plans on
Sept. 12 to open an eight-bed
residential facility where hospice
patients can be cared for on a
live-in basis. The'request asks for
a special exception in the resi-
dential multi-family zoning dis-


single family, which limits the
density, according to a report by
Jim LaRue, city planner.
Board members will also
consider whether three citizens
can encroach on easements on
their properties.
David and Rene Wilson are
asking for an encroachment on
an easement and standard side
setback from the required 10
feet to 3 feet for the development
of a pool and spa at their proper-
ty at 816 S.E. 11 th St. The request
was considered at the Aug. 23
meeting and was tabled to give
the applicants time to gather
See Hospice Page 2


Planners will



hear 14 cases


Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Members of the Okeechobee
County Planning Board/Board of
Adjustments and Appeals
should be prepared for a long
evening at their monthly meet-
ing on Tuesday when they are
scheduled to conduct 14 public
hearings and three requests for
preliminary subdivision plat
approvals.
Mario Guerrero has request-
ed permission to install a used
dwelling unit in a residential
mixed zoning district. on N.E.
80th Avenue.
A similar request was made
by Asquith and Sherri Bodden
for their N.E. Second Street prop-


erty.
James and Barbara Fowler,
property owners of Royal Con-
crete Concepts, Inc., applicant,
have requested a change in zon-
ing from agriculture to heavy
industrial and a special excep-
tion to allow for the manufactur-
ing and storage of modular
buildings. The property in ques-
tion is located on U.S. 98 N., near
the airport. Royal Concrete Con-
cepts wishes to install a plant to
manufacture concrete houses
and classrooms.
Joanna Nichols, property
owner, and KMJ Land, appli-
cant, have asked for a special
exception to allow for single
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OFC Advisory Council
plans to meet today
The Okeechobee Freshman
Campus School Advisory Council
will meet Monday, Sept. 26th at 2
p.m. in the auditorium. All par-
ents are invited to attend. Topic of
the meeting will be school recog-
nition funds and how they should
be spent. We will also have the
final selection of members for the
2005-2006 school year.

Governor appoints
Wilbur to council
OKEECHOBEE Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Com-
merce member and supporter
Nancy Wilbur has been reap-
pointed for a term beginning
Sept. 13 and ending June 20,
2007, to the Florida Independent
Living Council by Governor Jeb
Bush.
Ms. Wilbur is the local voice in
this government-appointed coun-
cil and provides the Chamber
with the latest news of their activi-
ties 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 American
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 .
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Legislative body
will meet Nov. 2
OKEECHOBEE State Repre-
sentative Frank Attkisson, chair-
man of the Okeechobee County
Legislative Delegation, has
announced that the next meeting
of that group will be Wednesday,
Nov. 2, from 1:30 until 4 p.m. in
the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners cham-
* bers, 304 N,.W Second St.
The delegation will hear con-
cerns and ideas for potential legis-
lation. Members of the communi-
ty, as well as local and county
governments, may present their
concerns to the delegation at this
time.
If you are want to address the
delegation, contact the Rep.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3.


Hospice

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more information.
Police Chief Dennis.Davis is
requesting an encroachment on an
easement and standard side set-
back from the required 10 feet to 2
feet for the development of an alu-
minum awning at the police
department, 50 S.E. Second Ave.
He wants to install a larger awning
than the one blown down during
last year's hurricanes in the spot
where police vehicles are washed.
The larger size is requested for
safety reasons.
Roland and Linda Durrance,
property owners of Eli's Western
Wear on S.R. 70 W, are asking for
an encroachment on an easement
and standard front setback from
the required 20 feet to 10 feet, and
on the rear setback from the
required 10 feet to 5 feet. They said
they are asking for the variance
because with the widening of S.R.
70 they have lost parking area.
Dennis Bryan, owner of Skip's
Bar-B-Que at 104 S.E. Sixth St.,. is
asking for a special exception to
allow for a drive-through to be
located within a heavy commercial
zoning district.
-Haynes and Susan Williams,
owners of property at 408 N.E.
Third St., are asking for'a special
exception within a light commer-
cial zoning district. The purposefor
the request is to allow for a two-
bedroom apartment located on the
top floor of a house where the bot-
tom floor is used as an office.
The city's Land Planning
Agency will meet after the Board of
Adjustment. Agency members will
consider amending .the city's land
development regulations related to
signs to include the Main Street


Murals and Visual Arts program
guidelines.
The Planning Board will consid-
er a zoning change for the rear lots
of the Dairy Queen property at
1212 S. ParrottAve., which are part
of a site plan for an expanded
restaurant. The lots will be used for
parking and are currently zoned
residential single family, which is
not allowed to be used for com-
mercial parking, according to the
city planner. The property owners,
Hubert and Rachel Phillips, are ask-
ing to change the zoning to heavy
commercial.


Lake

Continued From Page 1
major environmental challenges
face the lake area, (1) excessive
phosphorus loads; (2) unnaturally
high and low water levels; and (3)
rapid spread of exotic and nui-
sance plants in the "littoral zone,"
which is the shallow area at the
edge of the water which functions,
like an estuary, as a nursery for
many of the living things in the
water.
The South Florida Water man-
agement District (SFWMD), Florida
Department of Environmental pro-
tection (FDEP), Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Consumer
Services (FDACS), U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers (USACE), and Florida
Fish and Wildlife conservation
Commission (FWC) are working
together to fix these problems in
order to rehabilitate the lake and
enhance its ecosystem, while still
maintaining the benefits of water
supply and flood control. It is an
awesome challenge.
The wet/dry prairie of the
Kissimmee to the north of the lake
and the Everglades to the south are
ecosystems of international impor-
tance. Their health is immutably
connected to the lake.
In Water Year (WY) 2005 (May
1,2004 through April 30, 2005), the
reporting period we are discussing,
total phosphorus (TP) loads (the
amount of phosphorus in the
water) were extremely high: 950
metric tons of phosphorus came
into the lake, four times more than
the recently set Total Maximum
Daily Load (TMDL) of 140 metric
tons. This was directly related to


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PAST: Before canals like the Caloosahatchee, St. Lucie, New
River and Miami were dug to drain the lake and the dike was
built to contain the lake, the lake spread out over the land
*when the rains came. PRESENT: Since canals drain the lake
and the dike contains it many changes have taken place.


the four hurricanes that hit the
Lake Okeechobee watershed: dur-
ing the three months of August to
October as much water flowed
into the lake as during an average
year and 82 percent of the TP for
the year came with it.
The rainwater brought by the
hurricanes that flowed into the
lake, together with the rain that
actually fell on the lake raised the
water level in the lake 5.75 feet
from a low of 12.27 feet on Aug. 1,
2004 to a high of 18.02 feet on Oct.


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Large amounts of phospho-
rous-laden sediments from the bot-
tom of the middle of the lake were
stirred up by hurricane winds and
the inflow of water. During the win-
ter, cold fronts brought strong
winds that kept the water cloudy
with sediment, until by December,
the phosphorous load in the water
reached 442 parts per billion
(ppb). The high water levels and
cloudiness of the water caused lit-
tle light to reach the shallow water


Planning


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family attached or multi-family
S dwellings at a density of 12 units
per acre in a residential general
zoning district as well as a request
for a change in zoning from resi-
* dential single family to residential
general. The property in question is
located on N.W 22nd Lane. The
stated purpose for the changes is to
allow for construction of town-
houses.
In an item that was tabled from
last month, VisionQuest requested
a change in zoning from agricul-
ture to public service to allow for
expansion of their facilities on U.S.
441 N. near the county line. Last
month several adjoining property
owners raised questions so the
board tabled the matter in order to
allow VisionQuest to address these
concerns.
Brother-in-Law Enterprises, Inc,
S and ARS Powersports are expected
to present three requests to the
board a change a zoning from
Commercial and residential mobile
home to heavy commercial on U.S.
441 N. property, a change in zoning


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of the littoral zone and a significant
amount of the aquatic plants died.
To remedy the water level prob-
lem, constant discharges were
made into the St. Lucie and
Caloosahatchee Rivers from Sep-
tember to mid-November 2004.
After this, "pulse discharges" were
continued through the rest of WY
2005 as regulations dictated. The
water level in the lake was reduced
3.17 feet to 14.85 feet. (The histori-
cal average water level, is 14.42
feet.)
Although there is a long histo-
ry of legal and voluntary pro-
grams, there has not been any
substantial reduction in phospho-
rous inputs to Lake Okeechobee
during the last decade. Conse-
quently, the lake still has algae
blooms (including blue-green
algaeJ a loss of water-dwelling
invertebrates and spread of cattail
in shoreline areas. The legislature
passed the Lake Okeechobee Pro-
tection Act (LOPA) in 2000, man-
dating the reduction of phospho-
rus in the lake to 40 ppb, and
further mandating that SFWMD
and USACE work together to
implement parts of the Compre-
hensive Everglades Restoration
Plan (CERP). This will address, in
part, the phosphorus issue and
also provide alternative areas to
store excess water so that water
levels in the lake can be con-
trolled in a way that will better
benefit the environment while still
maintaining the water supply.
The LOPA committed the State
of Florida to restore and protect
Lake Okeechobee. The Lake Okee-
chobee Protection Plan (LOPP)
was developed by SFWMD in
cooperation with the FDEP and the
FDACS and was submitted to the


from residential mobile home to
residential single family and a
request to change zoning from res-
idential mobile home to residential
general. The last two requests are
for property on N.E. 39th Boule-
vard. The first request is made to
allow for the retail sale of goods.
The other two are to allow for sin-
gle family and multifamily
dwellings.
Fort Drum Diner, LLC and Fort
Drum Gas and Convenience, Inc.,
have requested a change in zoning
from agriculture to neighborhood
commercial for U.S. 41 N. property.
The stated request for this change
is to bring the current uses into
compliance and to allow for fur-
ther commercial development.
Daniel and Catherine Reardon
requested a change in zoning from
agriculture to heavy commercial
for U.S. 441 property. It is the own-
ers' intention to construct a ware-
house/storage unit facility with pri-
vate bays that will be leased.
Carole Anderson, property
owner and Carl and Donna Gaiser,
applicants, requested a change in
zoning from residential single fami-
ly to heavy commercial for S.R. 70
E. property. The owners desire to


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Florida legislature on Jan. 1,2004.
The solutions described in the
LOPP are watershed-based. They
will happen in timed phases, they
are comprehensive and they are
innovative. The goal is to bring the
levels of phosphorus TMDL in the
lake to a yearly average of 140 met-
ric tons per year (105 tons come
from the watershed and 35 tons
from deposits of phosphorus in the
air.) This standard was developed
byFDEPand the FDACS.
The watershed phosphorus
control program uses a number of
methods to reduce phosphorus:
existing regulations and BMPs
(Best Management Practices) will
continue, improved BMPs are to be
developed, the function of the nat-
ural and managed water systems
will be improved and alternative
technologies to reduce phospho-
rus and other nutrients will be
used. The target date is 2015.
The Lake Okeechobee Con-
struction Project (LOCP) is being
started in two phases: pilot
stormwater treatment areas STAs)
in the four most important basins
in Phase I and the Lake Okee-
chobee Watershed Project
(LOWP) of the Comprehensive
Everglades Restoration Plan in
Phase II.
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
willbe from 8:30 a.m. to 5p.m. the
first two days and from 8:30 a.m.
to noon on the third day. All work-
shops will be held at the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict Headquarters on Gun Club
Roddai Wst Pdlm Beach.


open a'canvas shop on the proper-
ty.
The Building Company, trustee,
Gary Bentham and Durwood C.
Johhson have requested a change
in zoning from agriculture to resi-
dential single family for U.S. 441
S.E. property.
lan Ridgway, property owner
and Thomas Close, applicant, have
requested preliminary plat
approval for the proposed 27 lot
Ridgway Acres subdivision which
is located northwest of the intersec-
tion of S.W. 67th Drive and S.W.
21st Parkway.
Mile High Funding Group, Inc
requests preliminary plat approval
for the proposed 152-unit LaMartin
Acres Townhouses development
on S.W. 28th Street, west of Osceo-
la Middle School.
Dudley Kirton, Scott C. Kirton
and Spencer Kirton have requested
preliminary plat approval for the
proposed 95-lot Hidden Oak Acres
subdivision. The property is locat-
ed on N.E. 80th Avenue.
The board will meet in the com-
mission chamber at the old court-
house, 304 N.W. Second St., at 7
p.m.


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obtaining a Florida Property and
Casualty Insurance license, also
known as the "2-20" and general
lines license, will be offered on
the Main Campus in Ft. Pierce
beginning Monday, Oct. 3. The
class will cover auto, homeown-
ers, dwelling, commercial, gener-
al liability, workers comp, liability,
surety bonds and other property
and casualty categories. This is a
pre-licensing course and meets
Monday, Wednesday and Fridays
from 5:30 until 10:30 p.m. Suc-
cessful completion of the course
will allow individuals to sit for the
state exam.
Accounting with
Quickbooks
The accounting software,
QuickBooks will be taught in
weekend classes in Vero Beach
beginning this weekend, Sept. 30
to Oct. 2; in Ft. Pierce.at the Main
Campus Oct. 7 to Oct. 9, and in
Stuart at the Chastain Campus,
Oct. 21 to Oct. 23. If you are inter-
ested in QuickBooks II, you are
encouraged to contact Jack Klett,
accounting department chairman
at 772-462-7670 or email:
jklett@ircc.edu
Entrepreneurship
SLearn how to start and operate
a business effectively in Entrepre-
neurship, a Saturday morning,
from 9 a.m. until noon class
beginning Oct. 1. The class will be
held at the Gifford Youth Activities
Center, :4875 43rd Ave. in Vero
Beach through December 17. Stu-
dents will learn how to conduct
market research, develop a busi-
ness plan and seek financing.
Converse
in Spanish
Learn how to communicate
with the fastest gro\\ ing business
market in Conversational Spanish


beginning Oct. 3 on the Main
Campus, Monday evenings from
5:30 until 8 p.m. The class runs
through Dec. 12. Conversational
Spanish will also be offered on
Tuesday evenings in Vero Beach
beginning Oct. 12 from 6 until 9
p.m. through Dec. 14.
Business management,
accounting, agriculture, early
childhood education, culinary
and the Women's Program are all
part of the Business Technology
Division at Indian River Commu-
nity College. Choose from more
than 20 high skill, high wage
career paths in business at IRCC.
Earn your
Bachelor's Degree
Mark your calendars now and
find out how you can earn your
bachelor's degree locally at the
IRCC/FAU Open House on Tues-
day, Nov. 8 from 5:30 until 7:30
p.m. at the joint campus of IRCC
and Florida Atlantic University at
St. Lucie West: You'll find outhow
you can complete yourpfirst.two
years through IRCC and your jun-
ior and senior years through FAU,
with top-quality education at rea-
sonable cost. Top notch faculty
will help you succeed
in IRCC/FAU 2+2. PROGRAMS in
Business, Education, Nursing,
Computer Science, Social Work
and Criminal Justice.


For more
information
Visit your nearest IRCC cam-
pus to register today. The main
campus is located at 3209 Virginia
Ave., Fort Pierce; St. Lucie West
Campus, 500 N.W. California
Blvd., Port St. Lucie; Chastain
Campus, 2400 S.E. Salerno Road,
Stuart; Mueller Campus, 6155 Col-
lege Lane, Vero Beach; or Dixon
Henry Campus; 2229 N.W 9th
Ave., Okeechobee. Go for it at
IRCC! Phone the Information Call
Center at 1-866-866-4722 (IRCC)
or visit the web for more at
www.ircc.edu


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Scholarship fund
is established
A scholarship fund is being
established through the Okee-
chobee Education Foundation in
memory of Joyce Ruth Hacker,
who recently died of lung cancer.
Ms. Hacker was a physical edu-
cation teacher that taught in the
Okeechobee County school sys-
tem for 30 years.
To contribute to the fund, mail
or take contributions to the Osceo-
la Middle School, 825 S.W 28th St.,
in Okeechobee. Contributions can
also be taken to the Okeechobee
County School Board offices at 700
S.W Second Ave.
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payable to the Okeechobee Educa-
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College Day
College Day will be held in the
Okeechobee High School cafeteria
on Thursday, Sept. 29. College Day
is for junior and senior students
only and their parents. Representa-
tives from various colleges, univer-
sities, technical institutes and the
military will be there. The schedule
for parents and their children are:
seniors with the last name A-L, 9
until 9:30 a.m.; seniors with the last
name M-Z, 9:30 until 10 a.m.; jun-
iors with the last name A-L, 10:10
until 10:35 a.m.; and, juniors with
the last name M-Z, 10:35 until 11
a.m.


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Community Events


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

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

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

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

Prayer walk is planned
The Okeechobee Ministerial Association is sponsoring a prayer
walk on Tuesday, Oct, 4. It will be time of praying for our schools,
government and leaders. If you are unable to walk, come and pray
on the property. Participants will meet at His House Fellowship (for-
merly the Church of the 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 eachwalkwill be announced.

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

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

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

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

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





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Courtesy photo/"Strolling Down Country Roads"

Looking Back ...
This photo of fourth grade Okeechobee Elementary School students with teacher Mrs. Stella Campbell was taken in
1949. The students of the fourth grade class of '49 would have been the graduating seniors of the high school in 1957.
Plans are currently under way by the Okeechobee 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 buying a copy of the book send your name, address and telephone number to:
Betty C. Williamson, P.O. Box 249, Okeechobee, 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


Monday
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orienta-
tion is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. 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 informa-
tion, 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 interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome totttend. 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. AII Rotarians andanyone 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, schizophre-
nia, 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
SS.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 mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions..Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m. until
noon at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second Lan-
guage classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support'Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member is wel-
come to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and
ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2321.


Community Events


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
television show "It is Written". The study will be held Sept. 26-27
from 7 until 8:30 p.m. each evening. For information, call (863)
763-5996 or (863) 763-0763.

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

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

O.H.S. to host College Day
College Day will be held in the Okeechobee High School cafe-
teria on Thursday, Sept..29. College Day is for junior and senior
students only and their parents. Representatives from various col-
leges, universities, technical institutes and the military will be
there. The schedule for parents and their children are: seniors
with last name A-L, 9 until 9:30 a.m.; seniors with last name M-Z,
9:30 uptil 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. Pro-
ceeds 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 Sep-
tember.

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

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

Car wash to aid Katrina victims
The 4-H Beef 'n Bacon Raiser club will hold a fundraising car
wash on Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Wal-Mart parking lot near the gar-
den 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 representatives will be at the R.O.C., 310 S.W Fifth St.,
on Oct. 1 and Oct. 3. On Oct. 1 they will be at the R.O.C. from 10
a.m. until 1 p.m. On Oct. 3, they will be there from 7:30 p.m. until
9 p.m. Applications to become a homeowner must be turned in
by Nov. 1, between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. For information, call
(863) 357-1371. Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County is
located at 1600 B S.W Second Ave.








The Okeechobee News, Monday, September 26, 2005



Employ Florida now links displaced workers, employers


TALLAHASSEE Susan
Pareigis announced that Florida
has introduced a special job-
matching service to displaced
workers and interested employ-
ers. In addition to serving dis-
placed Hurricane Katrina evac-
uee workers and employers, the
Agency for Workforce Innovation
and its workforce partners con-
tinue to commit resources to
assist disaster victims in Florida
and in Mississippi through the
cooperation of local, state and
federal agencies.
-Florida's job-matching web-
site, the Employ Florida Market-
place, (Link: www.employflori-
da.com ) now includes a special
section listing companies inviting
applications from Hurricane Kat-
rina evacuees. The companies
are located both in the impacted
states and Florida. There is also a
distinct section for specific job
listings filed by any employers
that have the word "Katrina" any-
where in the order--title,


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description, comments or else-
where. The Employ Florida Mar-
ketplace "spiders" job listings
from other jobsites all over the
web. Hurricane Katrina-related
listings are also uploaded to the
America's Job Bank Katrina job-
matching service sponsored by
the U.S. Department of Labor.
(Link:
http://www.jobsearch.org/katri-
najobs). The Employ Florida
website is averaging over 6,000
unique visitors a day.
Employ Florida links all of
Florida's workforce services-
state and local-to each other.
The state partners are the Agency
for Workforce Innovation, the
lead state workforce agency, and
Workforce Florida, the state poli-
cy and oversight board. At the
local level there are 24 regional
workforce boards that administer
nearly 100 one-stop centers.
Together these organizations rep-
resent the Employ Florida net-
work of workforce services and


resources. The state and local
boards are composed of educa-
tional, governmental and private
business resources to address
local workforce needs. The
Employ Florida website and toll-
free number, 866-FLA-2345, pro-
vides a consolidated point of
entry to all of Florida's quality
workforce resources and servic-
es.
"Employ Florida provides a
comprehensive resource to both
businesses and workers," said
Susan Pareigis, Director of the
Agency for Workforce Innova-
tion. "Florida is a leader in job
creation and matching displaced
workers and employers is just
one way Florida workforce part-
ners continue to provide assis-
tance to those impacted by disas-
ter, offering their time and skills
not only within Florida but in our
neighboring states as well."
Across Florida, workforce
partners are assisting Hurricane
Katrina evacuees from Louisiana,


Mississippi and Alabama with a
wide range of employment and
unemployment assistance and
other forms of humanitarian aid.
Assistance is being provided in
the Regional Workforce Boards'
One-Stop Centers. Evacuees can
use the computer resource
rooms in the Centers to file
unemployment compensation
claims and access a variety of
other services. Displaced workers
can apply for assistance to be
provided from federal agencies
and from their home states, look
for temporary work here in Flori-
da, prepare/update resumes, and
access other needed
services/information provided on
the Internet. The One-Stop Cen-
ters can also refer evacuees to
Red Cross and FEMA resources.
Evacuees can locate the nearest
One-Stop Center by calling the
Employ Florida toll-free number
(866) FLA-2345 or visiting
EmployFlorida.com.
Since September 4, Florida's


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BIG LAKE HOME SALES CORP
SAUSHA LLC
POWELL CAROL ANN
POWELL CAROL ANN & WALKER NELL
PEREZ RAFEAL J & WRIGHT STEVE


workforce partners have traveled
to Mississippi to provide self-con-
tained workforce services to hur-
ricane victims. Agency for Work-
force Innovation volunteers and
its workforce partners have
deployed and manned mobile
one-stop services in Pascagoula,
Ocean Springs, Bay St. Louis,
Picayune, Gulfport and Jackson.
Working closely with employees
of the Mississippi Department of
Employment, these Florida vol-
unteers have assisted Hurricane
Katrina victims in filing for unem-
ployment compensation and in
accessing other .needed services
and information.
Florida has an ongoing agree-
ment with other states for mutual
acceptance of Unemployment
Compensation claims filing. So
far, Agency for Workforce Innova-
tion associates have processed
4,495 unemployment claims for
Louisiana and 1,345 for Mississip-
pi. Over this past weekend, UC
staff worked extended hours tak-


ing about 50 percent of Mississip-
pi's unemployment claims.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation is the lead state work-
force agency and directly admin-
isters the state's Labor Market
Statistics program, Unemploy-
ment Compensation, Early
Learning and various workforce
development programs. The
Office of Early Learning, a divi-
sion within the agency, provides
oversight of Florida's school
readiness programs and is the
lead entity for implementing the
state's Voluntary Prekindergarten
program.
Workforce development poli-
cy and guidance in Florida is pro-
vided by Workforce Florida, Inc.
Workforce Florida and the
Agency for Workforce Innovation
are partners in the Employ Flori-
da network which includes 24
Regional Workforce Boards who
deliver services through nearly
100 One-Stop Centers around the
state.


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Sale2 Price Name
$14,000.00 MICHAEL CHAD & MICHAEL DENISE
$0.00 ATTEWELL LINDA MARIE
$1,000.00 MARONDA HOMES INC OF FLORIDA
$48,000.00 VAL'S BUILDING & REMODELING IN
$0.00 VAL'S BUILDING & REMODELING IN
$3,600.00 SCAMBLER GLENN A & JANE E
$0.00 YRP REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT LLC
$29,000.00 SMITH AVIS E, JAMES DASMIE &
$100.00 ELLERBEE ROBERT A SR & KIMBERL
$35,000.00 DEKKER CHARLES J JR & DELETHA
$20,000.00 GUETHLER MARTIN.& LINDA
$135,000.00 ELLERBEE ROBERT A SR & KIMBERL
$0.00 ASHE LEE W JR & ETHEL P
$0.00 FOWLER GARY L
$18,000.00 VINCENT HERONE
$69,500.00 LIGHTSEY DEWEY A & RUTH M
$5,100.00 RICHARDS WALT J
$5,000.00 RUSS WALTER & RUSS KELLY
$9,100.00 RICHARDS WALT J
$11,400.00 CARRICO DENNIS & CATHERINE
$9,500.00 SUSKO ANDREW R
$40,000.00 SAINVIL MARIE N
$0.00 CUNNINGHAM PHILLIP V & CARROLL
$0.00 BOUCHER GILBERT & CARIGNAN ANG.
$0.00 FRAGA IVONNE
$26,500.00 THE FITZPATRICK LAND COMPANY L
$0.00 PARKER GORDON H & COOK TRACY D
$78,000.00 LOPEZADOLFO & LOPEZ MARIO
$0.00 PARKER GORDON H & COOK TRACY D
$0.00 PARKER GORDON H & COOK TRACY D
$10,500\00 CHILDS KENNETH R & HARRINGTON
$14,500.00 GOERTZ GUENTER
$0.00 LOWERY PAULA
$26,500.00 TRENT DONALD HOWARD & MONIQUE
$295,000.00 WATERS EDGE REALTY OF OKEE. LLC
$0.00 BARRETO OSCAR & ARACELLY
$3,100.00 CHILDS KENNETH R
$21,000.00 FERNANDEZ MANUEL & DARLENE
$25,000.00 BOHMERJOHN
$11,500.00 CHILDS KENNETH R
$2,000.00 BOHMER JOHN B
$0.00 G J MALLC
$0.00 G J MA LLC
$0.00 G J MA LLC
$0.00 G J M A LLC
STANFORD RANDY & STANFORD JOHN
$16,000.00 BIG LAKE HOME SALES CORP
$0.00 MOSLEY MITCHELL A
$0.00 WAKEFIELD ARTHUR DALE & DEANNA
$0.00 TYLER OLIN D & CAROL ANN
$160,000.00 DUNN LAWRENCE O & VAUGHAN
$212,000.00 WHEELER WADE S.& GRETA L
$0.00 MCKEON CHRISTOPHER M JR & JOY
$5,000.00 HASSAN AHMED & OMAR
$0.00 SOUTHERN HOMESITES INC
$5,000.00 GRIFFIN GRANVEL & THETA M
$12,500.00 DIAZ EDUARDO & JULIETA L
$9,000.00 HECTOR KIMBERLY ROXANNE TRUSTEE
$9,000.00 HECTOR KIMBERLY ROXANNE TRUSTEE
$0.00 THE BUILDING COMPANY TRUSTEE
$0.00 ZUEHLKE ELIZABETH
$189,000.00 WILLIAMS JUSTIN A
$10,000.00 CHILDS KENNETH R
$45,000.00 HARGIS KYLE E & WINIFRED E .
$0.00 HARGIS KYLE E & WINIFRED E
$59,000.00 GANDEE HERBERT R & JOYCE A
$16,800.00 WARDWELL STEVEN T & CAROLE G
$0.00 BOHMER JOHN B
$6,200.00 FUGERE ALLEN & HARRINGTON TIM
$0.00 SANCHEZ PRISCILA
$10,100.00 HARRINGTON TIM
$6,000.00 EMMER RYAN & SINGER JUSTIN.
$0.00 KALAM SHAHAB
$0.00 KHAN AMIR & RASHEIDA & KHAN
$0.00 KHAN AMIR & RASHEIDA & KHAN
$0.00 LACHMAN KOOPCHAN
$6,000.00 MAYES WILLIAM & BETTY
$6,100.00 HARRINGTON TIM
$0.00 WILSON JAMES & NANCY
$43,800.00 RAGONESE JEFFREY L
$75,000.00 LOWE JOHN MARCUS & CONSTANCE W


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Tourney to help
Kids in Distress
The Big Reel Bassmasters of
Margate will hold their 22nd annu-
al Ghost & Goblins open bass tour-
nament to benefit Kids in Distress
on Sunday, Oct. 23 in Clewiston.
The entry fee is $120 per two-
person team. There will be payouts
for first through fifth places. The big
bass award is $7,850 (based on a
125-boat field) plus an additional
$3,520 guaranteed donated by vari-
ous sponsors.


Contact Jim Pollock at (954)
695-6035 or e-mail him at
bigreeljim@aol.com for informa-
tion. Or, entry forms can be down-
loaded at
www.eteamz.com/bigreelsfla/.

Touchdown Club
seeks new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this club
is to promote pride, respect, spirit
and unity among the O.H.S. players


and student body, staff, coaches,
families and the business 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.
A portion of each membership
goes to the general athletic fund,
and another portion goes into a
scholarship trust.
For information, call Brahman
head football coach Chris Bran-
ham at (863)462-5050.


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

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312 S.W. 2nd St.
763-8391
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6690 S.E. 88th Trail
467-1107
4% Discount on purchases $1,000 & under
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COMPUTER REPAIR
Smith's Custom Computers
405 W. S. Park Street
763-3940
10% off Sales & Service
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DRY CLEANING
Porter's Dry Cleaners
1700 S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
10% Discount

ELECTRIC
Big Lake Electric, Inc.
208 S.W. 7th Ave.
357-2744
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561-460-7766
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GROCERY
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763-5515
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3100 Hwy 441 S.
5% Discount

GUTTER SYSTEMS
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1677 S.W. 8TH ST.
763-7704
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FURNITURE
Paula's Furniture
413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
10% Discount

HEALTH FOOD,
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417 W.S. Park St.
467-1243
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302 S.W. 2nd Ave.
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763-5959
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At the Movies -


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
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 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Just like Heaven"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
arid 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 inder are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


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Volunteers needed
at the art center
Volunteers are needed to vol-
unteer time at Raulerson Art and
Cultural Center, Inc., to help with
ceramics, for days or evenings.
Raulerson Art and Cultural Center i
is a non-profit organization and
proceeds will go towards local art
scholarships. For information, call
Kelly Raulerson at (863) 357-
1199.
Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good
daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single. Their
most important characteristic is
that they are caring individuals
who understand the problems
and needs of foster children.
Please contact Karissa Richards at
1- (800) 403-9311.
Coast Guard Auxiliary .
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary has served as the civil-
ian, non-military component of
the Coast, Guard. Today, the
33,000 volunteer men and
women of the U.S. Coast Guard-
Auxiliary are active on the water-
ways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists
(folks just like you) save almost
500 lives, assist some 15,000
boaters in distress, conduct more
the 150,000 courtesy safety exam-
inations of recreation vessels and
teach over 500,000 students in
boating and water safety courses.
The results of these efforts save,
taxpayers hundreds of millions of
dollars every year. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-3085.
EYDC is in
need of volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily -by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou- q
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth choir.
Wouldn't you like to make a dif-
ference? If so, please contact Rick
Hargraves at EYDC, 7200 U.S.
Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee, Fl.
3,4972. (863) 763-2174, ext. 234.
Read library ,
books online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
Slic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book Club
sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is visit the library's
web page at www.heart-
lineweb.org/oke and choose the
link to the Online Book Club.
Simply follow the directions on
the page. You will start receiving 0
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from new one. Each
Monday you will start a new
book. There is no charge for this *
service. You don't even need a
library card. All you need is an e-
mail address and five minutes a
day to sample the wonderful
world of reading.


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Looking for a home
This stray kitten, about 7 weeks old, perched on the
shoulder of animal control officer Gary Barber, is one of
many animals up for adoption by Okeechobee County
Animal Control. When strays are brought in they are
wormed and quarantined for seven days to make sure
they have no medical problems. Then they are put up for
adoption. The new owner then has to make sure the ahi-
mal gets all their shots. This little fellow probably won't
have to wait long to be adopted. into a good home
because Mr. Barber said there is a waiting list for kittens.
About 17 to 20 dogs and cats are adopted from the ani-
mal control facility.


What's chewing my oak tree?


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
As if our local trees have not
had enough damage from last
year's storms, several office visi-
tors have recently asked for help
in getting rid of a critter that
seems to be eating up many oak
trees. While the Pinkstriped
Oakworm is not a new pest to
our area, it seems to have cap-
tured the attention of several
homeowners, and is a good
subject for this week's lawn and
garden article. According to UF
Entomologist John Foltz, there
are several caterpillars that can
chew off the leaves on local oak
trees. When caterpillars are
numerous, they can quickly
strip trees of their foliage. Most
serious outbreaks occur in late
summer to fall. While oak trees
in forests generally survive
these invasions, greater damage
is noted in urban areas, where
leaves become ragged or disap-
pear, and the bugs and their
waste material is a nuisance.
The Pinkstriped Oakworm
(Anisota virginiensis) can be
found throughout the eastern
U.S. and up into Canada. In
Florida, there are two other
related species of these oak-eat-
ing silk moth caterpillars that
differ in color. The caterpillars
now seen in local areas are
greenish brown with four pink
stripes running the length of the
body. Their heads are fairly
large and green in color. These
oakworms can grow to about 2
inches long, and have a pair of
long, curved black "horns".
During cooler months, the
oakworms rest in the soil as
dark brown pupae. The adult
moths emerge in late spring.
They appear brownish red with
a purplish tint on the front
wings with a small white dot.
Moths are about 1 inch nose to
tail and up to 2 inches wide with
wings extended. At rest, the
wings are usually folded back
over the body. Once they mate,
the female lays egg clusters
under the leaves, and the little
critters begin to chew up leaves
for 5 to 6 weeks. Oakworm pop-
ulations can become large
enough to completely strip
trees. Most oaks can handle one
such defoliation with little
impact on their health. Howev-
er, repeated defoliations will
weaken the trees and lead to
infestation by secondary pests
and diseases. Trees that have
been stressed by flooding or
wind are more likely to suffer
from oakworm feeding.
Here are some steps for pro-
moting tree vigor and reducing
oakworm insect populations:
Provide appropriate water
and nutrients to the tree
throughout the growing season.
Avoid over or under applica-
tions of both irrigation and fer-
tilizers which may stress the
tree and make it more attractive
to caterpillars.
Watch for the moths and
look for clusters of small yellow


Special to Okeechobee News/James Solomon, USDA Forest Service
Pinstripe Oakworms have a big greenish head, a pink
stripe running the length of the body, and two non-sting-
ing black "horns".


Egg clusters of oakworms are found on the underside of
oak leaves.


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IFAS EXTENSION
bumps under the leaves.
Remove these eggs and the
young colonies of worms from
the lower branches. Trim them
off, smash them, or bag them
with household waste disposal
-not yard trash.
If large numbers of cater-
pillars are too high for hand
removal, contact a pest control
operator for application of an
appropriate insecticide. Use of
insecticides containing Bacillus
thuringiensis (Bt) can reduce
caterpillar populations with lit-
tle impact to other beneficial
insects. Other chemical insecti-
cides can also be used, but
many of these homeowner
products can kill the good with
the bad, so careful application is
imperative. Be sure to always
read and follow all label direc-
tions when using any pesticide.
The timing of sprays is also
important. Smaller caterpillars
are easier to manage than larger
caterpillars, so quick action
after initial identification will
reduce leaf loss. And, a second
application of insecticide within
a month of the first outbreak
may help reduce the second
generation of these hungry
worms.
Larger trees can probably
cope with some leaf loss; how-
ever, trees that are stressed and
smaller, younger trees are better


candidates for insecticidal treat-
ments. If larger trees are to be
sprayed, consider that a
licensed pest control operator
has the power equipment need-
ed to reach to tops of tall trees.
As with any pest control pro-
gram, identification of the pest
is the first step. If you suspect
that oakworms are taking your
oaks out to lunch (and dinner)
place a few live, unsmashed
worms into a bag or other con-
tainer and bring them to our
office for positive ID. Don't
leave them sitting on your dash-
board in the sun, as cooked
caterpillars are a bit more diffi-
cult to identify than fresh ones.
Those with digital cameras that
can get up close and personal
can send us a photo of your
offending bug. We will be
happy to identify them for you
- and if we can't, we can send
them on to other University of
Florida faculty that will be able
to tell us what's bugging your
oak trees.
I've placed more informa-
tion on our Okeechobee web
page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu.
If you need additional informa-
tion on oak tree caterpillars,
email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call us at 863-763-6469. Local
residents can stop by our office
at 458 Hwy 98 North in Okee-
chobee, and for Florida Yard
questions visit our Okeechobee
County Master Gardeners from
1 to 5 PM on Tuesday after-
noons.


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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
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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.
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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
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misses (863)824-0800.
DOG- Female Beagle, Black.
white & brown approx 201bs
Last seen NW 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


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HUSKY DOGS- Male & Fe-
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KITTENS- (2) 8wks old, to
good homes, very cute, 1
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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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ASSISTANT MANAGER
$31,200 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume to
863-467-2402 or
apply within.
EXPERIENCED COOKS,
SERVERS & HOSTESS
Competitive Wages.
Apply Within

BADCOCK FURNITURE
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Must be able to load/
unload/assemble furniture.
No Phone Calls.
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BADCOCK FURNITURE
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BOOM TRUCK OPERATOR/
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863-467-1932 evenings or
561-719-3677 day. EOE.
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IPetroleum Industry
iPipe Fitters
SEquipment Operators
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House, Phone, Lights
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EXPERIENCED ALUMINUM
INSTALLERS
Needed immediately in
Tallahassee area. Good pay,
steady work. Call Florida
Screened'Enclosures at:
(229)378-0839 ask for Jesse
HARVESTING COMPANY
Looking for a Mechanic.
Interested please fax resume
to 239-369-2267


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
HHA'S & CNA'S &
COMPANIONS
Wanted, good pay.
Shirley's Personal Care
Services (863)467-6399 Or
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PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax re-
sume to 561-996-8559.

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

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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OKEECHOBEE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE
NOW HIRING
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Excellent Benefits & Salary
Trainee: $29,131.83
Certified: S31,920.78
Contact Sergeant Lori Kibler, Recruiter @ (863)462-5424 or
Email: Kibler.lor@mail.cd.state.fl.us
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Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
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Twin Oak Pet Cemetery
Must be dependable w/
professional appearance
Call (863)467-6377



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

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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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




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



HORSE SHOEING
* $25 ForTrimming.
* $70 For Shoes.
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7 Days A Week.


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Shell Rock &
Bob Cat Work.
Call 863-467-4734


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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials5'l'4
Business Equipment 5'45
Carpets.,'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins 'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens S Frbrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs n15
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Houddhold Items 630
Jewelry 635
Iampseights 640
Luggage 6 45
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
Pets.- Supplies
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
TelevisionRadio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 7 30
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 7-10




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


KITCHEN SINK w/faucet, old,
cast iron, $25.
(863)763-6901
SEW MACHINES (3)- Antique,
need some work, $125
takes all (863)467-1574.
SINGER SEWING MACHINE,
antique, not in cabinet, in
carrying case, $75.
(863)467-1325


DEEP FREEZE 5 cu ft. Only
used about 6 months. Pd:
$159 selling for $7.5
(863)635-7987
DRYER/WASHER like new,
$250 for both
(863)467-4366 / 634-2303
FREEZER, UPRIGHT: Ken-
more. Like new. $200.
(863)674-1105
REFRIGERATOR GE Profile,
4yrs. 23cu ft, ice/water dis-
penser. $350
863-946-0614/215-527-9221
REFRIGERATOR- Gibson Frost
Clear, Almond, Works great,
Very cold! $50.
(863)357-0615
STOVE: 30", Electric, Like
new. $100 (772)215-9168
STOVE, MAGIC CHEF, White,
4 Burners, Oven storage
drawer. Works great! $75.
(863)634-0245
WASHER & DRYER: Large ca-
pacity. Like new. $22.5..
(772)215-9168
WASHER & DRYER SET, GE,
Basic models. White. 5 yrs.
old. Work great! $125.
(863)634-0245
WASHER, $75.
(863)634-0779


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


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BICYCLE, 3 wheel, with basket
& new brakes, $150.
(863)357-2233
BIKE, 3 Wheel, very good
cond. also 2 wheel Schwinn
Bike. $ 150 for both or will
separate. (573)517-2577
SCHWINN, 1955- Original
condition, $900.
(863)467-5756.



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



PATIO SLIDING GLASS DOOR
w/track. $25. (863)675-3944
in LaBelle.
RV PORT- Storm damaged,
20x40 plenty of material to
make 20x10 $1100
(863)467-4328
TENT FRAME PIPE, 12x20
tent, $20. (863)763-6901


BABY CRADLE, white, like
new, $50. (863)467-1325
BOY'S CLOTHES- new-
born-2T, Lg. assortment, Exc
cond. $155. takes all or will
separate. (863)763-6131



PLACE SETTING FOR 8, Ro-
senthal China, wall addition-
' al pieces, wheat pattern,
$450 neg. (863)357-2233


WEDDING DRESS bpen
back, sequin detailed, 6ft train,
perfect cond. Pd $900 asking
$200 (863)673-4942
WEDDING GOWN- Formal,
Ivory, size 6, battenburg lace
& pearls, $250
(863)763-0252 leave mes-
sage.


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



COMPAQ LAPTOP 477- All ac-
cess, Window XP, Leather
carrying bag. Exc cond.
$350 neg. 863-467-5616
DELL DIMENSION DESKTOP
CBRW, DVD Rom, Win XP,
MS Office, 100's of games,
&-more $200 866-855-0902
HP Pavilion, windows 98,
mouse, monitor, speakers,
printer, keyboard, $375.
(863)697-1854
IBM COMPUTER- DVD, CD
burner, 17" monitor, wireless
keybrd/mouse, $450 neg
(863)763-2034.


ADJUSTABLE BED Twin w/
wireless remote. Only used
a couple months. $600
(863)675-0483
BARSTOOLS, (4), all wood,
with backs, $100.
(863)763-8146
BR Set, King size, all wood,
$500 or best offer.'
(863)467-1072
COFFEE TABLE & 2 END TA-
BLES, off white, w/cherry-
wood tops & glass inserts,
$150. (863)763-8146
COMFORTER SETS twn (2)
camouflage, w/ blanket,
sheets, pil. cases, curtains &
shelves $100 863-447-0965
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Match-
ing set. Multi Colored. $150
(863)634-0716
DESK- With bookshelf, Key
board drawer, Light oak
w/metal accent. $40.
(863)357-0615
FUTON BUNK BED- New,
wood frame, $200
(863)675-0244


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ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR Jet
1, red/grey. Used very little
$600 (863)675-3764
LIFT CHAIR- electric, excellent
condition, S350
(863)801-5353
WHEELCHAIR, new, light
weight, wide seat, 17x17.5,
with seat pad, pd. $575,
now $325. (863)357-8788
WHEELCHAIR RACK electric,
for wheelchair or scooter.
$100(863)675-3764


DISPLAY SHOWCASE, 5 Ft.,
Glass. Good condition. $150.
(863)447-1178
DRIVE ON RAMP- You disas-
semble & move $200.
(863)467-4328
GARDEN TUB- Large, Perfect
for a corner spot. Fiberglass,
excellent condition. Call
(863)697-6507 Leave msg
MINI BLINDS, white, vinyl,
w/hardware, (4) 47" wide,
(2) 36" wide, (1) 28" wide,
35 neg. (863)467-2434 .
RUG YARN- cut packages,
75+ unopened and many
part pkgs all colors, $25
(863)983-1848.
SHUTTLE BUS, Ford Econo-
line, '91, 25 passenger, a/c,
$5000 or best offer.
(863)675-5947



DRUM SET, BY: TAMA, Brand
new symbols & stands.
$650 or best offer.
(863)763-3765
ORGAN Hammond, double
keyboard. Pd over $4000
asking $100 (863)675-0235


AMERICAN PITBULL PUPPIES
6 males, 6 females.
Call 863-634-3508 or
863-634-5620
BABY PIGS, Muse area. 1
Pair. $20. (863)675-4981
BABY QUAKER & Black head-
ed Counard, $170 will sell
sep. (863)673-2483
BEAGLE, Male, 1 yr. old, Tri-
Colored, CKC papers. Loves
kids. Up to date shots. $100
(863)484-0314
BIRD FEEDER, including pole
& screw in support, $7.50.
(863)763-2935
BLACK SILKIE CHICKS, $5
each. (863)675-6214
BOSTON TERRIER- 1 1/2
years old. $200.
(863)697-3346
CHIHUAHUA, Larger size.,
Male, 12 wks. old. $100 or
best offer. (863)697-1095
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES 1
male, 2 female, all black &
white. Parents on prem. $150
ea. (863)675-3915 PIs Iv msg
DACHSHUND, Chocolate, Full
Blooded. 10 months old.
Male. Good w/kids. $150
(863)763-5883
FERRETS, 1 Male, 1 Female,
Extremely Tame w/Extra
Large 2 Story Cage. $200 or
best offer. (863J763-3765
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER,
Male, Approx. 8 mos., C.K.C.
papers. Loves kids. $100.
Call (863)484-0313
MINI REX BUNNIES, 1 pair.
$20. Muse area.
(863)675-4981.
PARROT CAGE Large. Asking
$300 (863)674-0205
PITBULL Female, 8mos,
needs family without small
pets. Loves kids, very alert
$100(863)484-0313
RED HEALER- 2 years old
Full blooded, no papers $100
call anytime (863)697-3346
RED NOSED PITBULL 5 mo
old, all shots up to date $300
(863)447-0965
ROOSERTS (3) Rhode Island
Red. Well fed, penned. $30
for all or will separate.
(863)763-0367



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


GOLF CART- Yamaha, '96,
Gas, Excellent condition.
$1500 or best offer
(863)357-1577
JUGS PITCHING MACHINE,
throws softballs or base-
balls, digital speed control,
$700. (863)697-1341
PING PONG TABLE- $40.
(410)228-1849



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

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SAWS (4) 2 Radial & 2 Table.
$200 or best offer for all.
863-675-1816 or
239-340-4758
TOOL BOX, Snap On, Black,
24"x54"x40"H Approx. 1/2 yrs.
old. Pd. $4000, Asking $1600
neg. 863-467-7097 after 6pm


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

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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 915
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 925
Farm Supplies.'
Services Wanted 831:
Fertilizer 835
Horses 10
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry Supplies 860
Seeds. Plants
Flowers 865



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



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


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BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Quiet
area, 2/2, Lake access,
$575, 1/2 util,. Sec Dep, Refs
Req (561)763-4800 leave
msg.
LAKEPORT Full house priv.
W/D. $100 wkly. Utilities incl.
References required. Female
preferred. (863)946-037-1-



CONDO, On Ft. Myers Beach,
Fully Furnished. Sleeps 4. Oct.
15th-Oct. 22nd. $700.
(863)675-0104


Rentals



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



BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 3 Br, 2 Ba
on the water. No.utilities; un-
furnished. $1000 mo.
863-824-0981
HOUSE FOR RENT 2 BR 1 ba,
by Kissimmee River, $500 mo.
1st mo & sec. dep. to move
in. No Dogs (561)746-5852
Okeechobee's Nicest! New
1&2 BR homes-waterfront,
clean & quiet, from $700.
(772)215-0010/215-2757
TREASURE ISLAND, 3 Br, 2
Ba on water. No util., unfur-
nished, cathedral ceiling, shed,
carport. $1000. mo.
(863)824-0981
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.



RENT-A-SPACE
Available Late Spring
If Interested, Call Judy
(863)467-0831


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


DINETTE SET & sleeper sofa,
2 gls end tbls & coffee tbl,
stereo sys. w/ spkrs. $200 all
will sep. (863)675-0483
Entertainment Center, So-
fa/Sleeper, Rocking Chair,
Recliner, Hutch, $150 will
sell sep. (863)675-1621aft 6
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid oak, w/hideaway
doors, $150.
(863)634-0716
FUTON SOFA BED, Full sized
w/decorative cover. Wooden
frame, Very nice. $40.
(863)447-0002
KING SIZED BED- California,
Headboard, Mattress, com-
plete, Very nice $100
(863)986-4743
KITCHEN TABLE, $50.
(863)634-0779
LOVESEAT & COUCH, tan,
leather, exc. cond., $1100 or
best offer. (863)467-1072
MATTRESS, BOXSPRING &
FRAME, King Size, $300.
(863)801-3412
RECLINER, Mauve, Wood din-
ing room table & 4 chairs &
5 drawer dresser. All $130,
will sep. 863-675-0256
SLEEPER SOFA: Beige. Real
Nice. 7 Ft. Long. Like new.
$350. (863)634-8601
SOFA, Hide A Bed, good con-
dition, $150. (863)983-4743
SOFA, Sectional, 5 pc., Ends
recline. Blue multi color.
Good shape. $125.
.863-675-0256



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good .:jl i rijrger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART EZ Go electric,
'04 Freedom SE series. Like
new, only driven twice. Many
xtras $3,795 (561)818-1482
GOLF CART- Club Car, '91,
Electric; Great condition.
$1250. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART- Club Car, '97,
Body shell, no frame. $175.
(863)675-1472
GOLF CART: Club Car, Lifted,
Gas Powered. Lights, Wind-
shield, $2200. (772)462-2211


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



BATHROOM SHOWER CHAIR,
with back, adjustable height,
$19: (863)357-8788
CARDIO HEALTH EXERCISER-
$50 (863)675-2285
CONVERSION II ELIPTI-
CAL/STEPPER- used very lit-'
tie. $100 (8963)674-0098.
Nordic Track Sequoia Model,
digital readout, $150.
(863)697-1341
TOTAL GYM- Chuck Norris,
Excellent condition, w/extras.
$75.(863)675-2285
TREADMILL- Works great.
$75. Call Jon @
(863)697-8332
WEIGHT SET, Universal: In-
cludes Bench Press & Lower
Body Work Out. Asking $325
neg. (863)675-4912



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


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driveway, screened porch, 2
sheds, Southwest Section,
$169,000. (863)763-2388
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 5.6 ac,
3br, 2ba. Lg sc. rm, cleared &
fenced, beautiful trees &
Idscpg. Horses OK, Ig barn &
arena. Subdiv. into 4 sep. lots.
$475K (863)824-8793
OKEECHOBEE- For sale by
owner/agent, 3br, 2ba, block
home, w/lake access,
$225,000, (863)634-5792.


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


Mobile Homes



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




BHR, 2BR/2BA or 3BR/2BA
doublewide, c/a, no pets,
starting at $600 mo. yearly
lease, $1000 sec.
.(863)763-4031
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, Zonell, You
must move. $4500. N. Ft.
Myers. 239-543-5102.
it's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


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


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


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



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



LADDER- 40', aluminum, Wer-
ner, good working cond.
$150 neg. (863)467-6434.


Stenciling for Beginners

Stenciling can be used to decorate almost any sur-
face, and you donD have to be an artist to have fun
and make quality stencil prints. All you need is a
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instructions for nine projects. You'll learn tech-
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types of paints and brushes to use, how to cut your
own stencils plus much more.
The projects include a French flower bucket, a
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OKEE- Mobile home, Oldie but
goody Adults park, No pets,
2br, Iba, Screened porch,
Roof over, Great shape in-
side & out Asking $19,000.
(863)763-2548

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marines Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Veldcles/ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT 12' Needs motor
$1,200. or best offer, will
trade. (863)467-7415
BASS BOAT, 17 Ft. w/150 hp
Force Motor. Runs good, but
needs lower unit. $1800 or
trade. (863)673-0072
BASS BOAT- '97, 20ft, Stratos,
w/98 Evin. 225, exc. cond.,
low hrs., $14,000. Steve,
(561)745-2372/339-0960.
BASS TRACKER '89, 16Ft., 35
hp Mercury Minnkota. A/T
Tournament Series, 24 volt.
535 Hummingbird. Live well.
Runs good. Must sell. $2000
(863)763-6065 Ask for Ken
BASS TRACKER '89, 16Ft., 35
hp Minnkota. 24 volts. 535
Hummingbird. Live well. Runs
good. $2000 (863)763-6065
BAYLINER- 17', 85 HP, with
trailer. Runs great $500.
(410)228-1849
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $175.
863-674-1105.
GAME FISHERMAN 12ft, fiber-
glass, w/ 16ft aluminum Magic
Tilt trailer. $700 or best offer
(863)467-9877
JOHNSON OUTBOARD,
115hp, w/throttle cable &
shifter, plus steering cable,
$1200. (772)342-7304
JON BOAT 10', good canal
cleaner. No leaks, in good
shape. $100 or best offer
(863)467-7428


PONTOON BOAT 91, 75 John-
son 0/B, Generator, Lights,
GPS, F/F, Poles & Holders. No
trr. $3500 (863)357-6406
SEA NYMPH 16FT-fully
rigged, trolling mtr, trlr, 40hp
Merc 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 & trlr, $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



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 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 0400
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



Don't Miss

This One
CAMARO- '80, Auto, Runs,
Needs work, $1750.
(863)697-3258 or634-6601
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 1991, Ice Cold
Air, Excellent running condi-
tion. $2000. (863)467-758.1


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 -
Good cond., black rag top,
new tires, cold a/c, $1300.
863-801-6033
MERCURY SABLE '93 white,
tinted windows, cruise control.
runs great & great on gas.
$900 (863)983-5597
MERCURY TRACER, '91- AC
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/G. Works well. Needs
work. $500 (863)763-9592
PLYMOUTH- '95, 4cy, good
condition, $2400
(561)992-8692.
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE- '02,
Loaded, 4 new tires, Good
paint/no rust, $10,000. Neg
561-996-6017 or 996-2076
PONTIAC GRAND AM, '95,
white, $2500
(863)467-0987
SATURN SUPER COUPE, '01,
35 mi + per gal., 3 dr., load-
ed, exc. cond., $6000 neg.
(863)357-0060


NOTICE OF MEETING
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
LICENSING BOARD
The Okeechobee County Constructon industry Licensing Board will hold a public
meeting on Tuesday, October 4,2005 @ 3:30. The public meeting will be held at
the Okeechobee County Commission Chambers, located at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. For more informa-
tion, contact Vickie Trexler at the Planning and Development Department, 44 N.W.
5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, (863) 763-5548.
All Interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect
to any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes
are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Department.
Vickie Trexler, Secretary to Board
Okeechobee County Construction
Industry Licensing Board
84300 ON 9/16,26/05


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 c'ond., $2200
(561)992-8692.
VW RAIL BUGGY & PARTS -
needs work. $350 or best of-
fer (863)675-6214

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



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



Chevy Dually 350, '84 nds
some bdy wrk, gd bed & 454
eng. 400 turbo trans. Xtra gas
tank $2200 (863)697-8227
GMC, '88, w/eng. work,
18,280 gvwr, 24' waterproof
van body, w/attic, good tires,
$6000. (863)532-0079


BUCKET SEATS- 2, $50. Will
separate (863)675-0969
CAMARO '85- Z28, good for
parts only, $250
(863)763-1370.
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
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
TRUCK TOPPER- Fiberglass,
full size, maroon, asking
$150 or best offer
(863)357-3564.


NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF COUNTY EASEMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a regular meeting of the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Okeechobee County, Florida, on the 8th day of September, 2005, a
Resolution was adopted pursuant to Sections 336.09 and 336.10, Florida Stlt-
utes, whereby the County of Okeechobee vacated, closed, abandoned, renounced
and disclaimed all rights of the county and the public in a county right-of-way fur-
ther described as follows:
That portion of the NE 13th Lane right-of-way lying between and adjoining Block 28
and Block 21, that portion of the NE 14th Lane right-of-way lying between and ad-
joining Block 21 and Bock 12, that portion of the NE 15th Lane right-of-way lying
between and adjoining Block 12 and Block 5, all of the alley rght-of-way in Block
5, and those portions of the alley right-of-way contiguous to the west boundary of
Lots 10 and 22, in Block 21, all in Okeechobee Gardens subdivision according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 30, public records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
86382 ON 9/26/05


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
S Shop here first!
The classified ads


CHEVY BLAZER, 1986, 6 cyl-
inder, a/c, runs well, needs
some work, $750.
(863)467-8263
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


AEROSTAR WORK VAN '97-
runs great, lobw mileage,
$750 (863)824-0491.


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

Public Nolices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 205-CP-215
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VICTORIA GALIETTO,
Deceased
NOTICETO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of VIC-
TORIA GALIETTO, deceased, whose
date of death was April 2, 2005, and
whose Social Security Number is
084-03-5513, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 304 N.W. Second Street, Room
101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN .THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is September 19,2005.
AdeneG. Lester-Baker
Personal Representative
6582 S.W. 13th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
CONELY.& CONELY RA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
(8631 763-3825
By: Tom W. Conely, ll
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for
Personal Representative
85052 ON 9/19,26/05


Community Events


AARP drivers safety course planned
The Crime Prevention Unit of Okeechobee will sponsor an AARP driv-
er 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. Partici-
pants do not have to be members of AARP, or have AARP auto insurance.
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
Martia's House \\ill be hosting a Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 15, from
8 a.m. until noon at the American Legion, 501 S.E Second Si. (behind the
City Fire Department). There wili 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,
cill Martha's House at (863) 763-2893.

L.OAA. 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 baking con-
test and prize giveaways. For information, contact Niki Salmon at (561)
722-0401, or HazelWetherington at (863) 763-3617.

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

4-H and FFA Club enrollment under way
All youth planning to participate in the 2006 Okeechobee Youth Live-
stock Show may enroll now but must be enrolled by Oct. 31, and be in
good club standings by attending monthly club meetings to be eligible to
participate in the livestock show.
Hammock State Park hosts festival
Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring will hold their 2qth Annual
Civilian Conservation Corps Festival Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. There
will be an antique car show, arts and craft vendors, live music, kids activi-
ties, tram ride, hayrides, CCC Alumni Reunion, a cracker cowboy poet,
pony rides, living history re-enactments and more! Park admission is $4
per carload (up to eight people). Arts and crafts vendors are needed. The
participation fee is $10.70 for the entire day. Contact Dorothy L. Harris at
(863) 634-7695; or, by e-mail at dorothy.l.harris@dep.state.fl.us for infor-
mation or to request a vendor packet. Interested food vendors should
contact Nancy Davis of the Hammock Inn directly at (863) 385-7025.

Girl Scouts to host tea party
The Okeechobee Girl Scouts Pegasus Service Unit is hosting a special
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.

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 informa-
tion, 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 Unit-
ed Methodist Church is invited to attend worship services. Services are at
8 a.m. on Sunday, 9:30 a.m. for praise and 11 a.m. for traditional services.
Fellowship time is held in the fellowship hall at 9 and 10:30 a.m.


DAR opens essay contest
It is again time for the National Society Daughters of the American
Revolution to sponsor their annual American Essay Contest. The 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 subject for grades five through eight
is "Benjamin Franklin- More than a Revolutionary". Jan. 17, 2006, marks
the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth. "The Santa Maria to
the New World and the Apollo Mission to the Moon: Christopher Colum-
bus and the Astronauts" is the subject chosen for grades nine through
12. American Essay Contest Certificates and Excellence in History
Medalswill be presented to the contestants. The winner from each
school will receive a monetary award. For information, call (863) 763-
2492.

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

Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol unit
in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being recruited.
Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are
needed to administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets.
The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets
work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member, contact Gene O'Neill at the 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 citizens
in a time of disaster, please contact Debbie or Candace at the American
Red Cross Okeechobee Branch- by calling (863) 763-2488.

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

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

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

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


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

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

Gospel Lighthouse will meet
A newly-formed congregation, The Gospel Lighthouse, will meet
every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Christian 7th Day Baptist Church, 914
N.W. Park St. There will be old camp meeting style of preaching, praying
and singing. For information, contact Reverend Elma J. Hampton at
(863) 357-0455.

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

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organi-
zation, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and
women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and absti-
nence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If
you would like more information on this or set an appointment for a free
pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/GED and English as a second language classes at these locations:
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second language
classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and
Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reservation, Brighton, Adults
basic education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.;
Church at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, English as a second language, Tues-
day and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult
basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. until
noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W Fifth Ave., Citizenship class, Thurs-
day, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane,
adult basic education/GED and English as a second language classes,
Monday through Thursday, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes, T'esday and
Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St., English as a second language, Tuesday and Thursday from
7 until 9 p.m.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W.
16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will be
demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet. For
the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee County
Library at (863) 763-3536.

Children's Services Council aids families
Okeechobee County Children's Services Council has announced that
with the donation of funds from Everglades Elementary School, which
were matched by the council, 14 families with 48 children were helped.
The families faced a great deal of destruction during the hurricanes.
Many of the children lost all of their clothing and toys because the roofs
of their homes were tom off by the heavy winds. The council also
received funds from an anonymous donor and Seminole Elementary
School donated a check that they received from children in Minnesota.
The additional monies granted several families assistance after the origi-
nal funds were depleted. Thanks to all the assistance from the children
and families of Okeechobee. Other families who still requested assis-
tance were referred to the Red Cross.





12 The Okeechobee News, Monday, September 26, 2005


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