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OkeechobeeIwIws


Vol. 96 No. 270 Tuesday, September 27, 2005 504 Plus tax


Brief

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

Inside

Five arrested
on drug charges
After serving search war-
rants on two different Okee-
chobee homes, the Okee-
chobee County Sheriffs
Office Narcotics Task Force
placed five area residents in
jail on drug charges.
The task force was aided
in their execution of the
search warrants Thursday,
Sept. 22, by the Okeechobee
County Sheriffs Office Spe-
cial Response Team.
Arrested were: Halston
Patterson, 23, N.W. 12th St.;
Shawna R. Martin, 21, S.W.
28th St.; Walter Smith, 23,
N.W. 35th Ave.; Brian Senna,
N.W. 20th St.; and Darnick D.
Lewis, 21, U.S. 441 S.
Page 2

Two take first in
teen bass tourney
Twenty young anglers
from the Big "0" Junior Teen
Anglers Bass Club took to the
water Saturday morning to
compete in the club's
monthly bass tournament.
They returned at noon to
Okee-Tantie Marina for
weigh-ins.
Tim Byrnes brought 8.70
lbs. of bass to the weigh-in
scale to take first place in the
15-18 year-old division of the
monthly Big "0" Junior Teen
Anglers Bass Club tourna-
ment. He also had a 2.75 lb.
bass in his bag that took big
fish honors.
"I caught the big one
using spinnerbait," grinned
Byrnes.
Second place in the senior
division went to Danny Cot-
tone for his 4.40 lb. catch.
Sports, Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 495
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.54 feet


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

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Rita's death toll climbs


Efforts to
rescue trapped
cattle ongoing
By April Castro
Associated Press Writer
BEAUMONT, Texas Res-
cuers used skiffs to take flooded-
out residents to safety along the
hurricane-stricken Texas-
Louisiana coast Monday, and the
Army sent out Blackhawk heli-


copters to find thousands of cat-
tle feared trapped in high water.
Hurricane Rita's death toll
climbed to seven when the bod-
ies of five people were discov-
ered in a Beaumont apartment.
The five a man, a woman
and three children apparently
were overcome by carbon
monoxide from a generator they
were using after the hurricane
knocked out the electricity over
the weekend, authorities said.
The children's aunt discovered


the bodies after going to check
on the group.
Rita roared ashore Saturday
morning, slamming the refinery
towns of Beaumont and Port
Arthur, Texas, as well as Lake
Charles, La., after an epic evacua-
tion that emptied out a large
swath of coastline and saved
countless lives. Some 3 million
people fled from Rita's path after
seeing what Katrina did to New
Orleans a month ago.
As of Sunday night, only two


Car wash: More help for Franklinton


Special to Okeechobee News/Big "0" Teen Anglers
Members of the Big "0" Junior Teen Anglers Bass Club present a check for $1,086.50
to Lorna Jablonski, Okeechobee News reporter, for the Franklinton Relief Fund. Club
members held a car wash last Saturday to benefit Franklinton and raised $1,0861.50 in
four hours for the small town Okeechobee adopted., -

Teen anglers aid storm victims


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Members of the Big "0" Junior
Teen Anglers Bass Club put their
heads together to come up with a
way of raising money to help the
victims of Hurricane Katrina in
Franklinton, La. What they came up
with earned $1,086.50 in four hours
for the town that Okeechobee had
adopted.
Over 20 members of the 35
member fishing club arrived at the
convenience store in front of the old
K-Mart early Saturday morning with
one purpose in mind: to wash as
many vehicles as they could by 1:30
p.m. Adults and teens pitched in,
working elbow to 'elbow, to move
cars through the washing area.
Club members took turns holding
up signs at U.S. Hwy. 441 to encour-
age people to take advantage of the
vehicle washing service.
When the last car was dried and
the hoses turned off, they soon real-
ized that they had raised a whop-
ping $1,086.50 for Franklinton.
This is a major contribution and
an incredible feat, but it is not
unusual for this group of teenagers.
In less than a year, the club has
grown from nine members at its
first meeting in November 2004 to
35 members and a waiting list to
join. Its membership includes Cast-
ingKids state champions April Floyd
and Ryan Mellette and World Junior

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The young anglers proved that they can do more than
fish as they went to work washing cars last Saturday to
benefit Franklinton, La. They were joined by one of the
club co-founders Bill Hays. Club members are Kendall
Smith on tires, Bill Hays on windshield, Harrison O'Con-
nor with wash rag, adult volunteer David Strait with
hose, and Melissa Floyd with towel.

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Jake Smith (In background) and Dalton Griffin (with Big
"0" sign) drew drivers into the club war wash this past
Saturday.


deaths had been blamed directly
on Rita.
"As bad as it could have been,
we came out of this in pretty
good shape," said Texas Gov.
Rick Perry, who called the
absence of widespread fatalities
"miraculous."
Hard-hit towns along the
Texas-Louisiana coast began to
pick up the pieces Monday: Res-
cuers pushed their way into
once-inaccessible neighbor-
hoods as the floodwaters


dropped. Crews worked to clear
roads of fallen trees so that utility
workers could restore power to
hundreds of thousands of peo-
ple. Authorities began tallying the
damage to rice and sugar cane
fields, shrimp boats, refineries
and ranches.
The Army used helicopters to
search for stranded cattle in
flooded-out southern Louisiana
amid reports that more than
See Rita Page 2


OUA plans



hearing on



rate increase


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It appears that Okee-
chobee Utility Authority
(OUA) customers could face
a rate increase. The OUA
board of directors will hold
public hearings at 8:30 a.m. at
the OUA office, 100 S.W Fifth
Ave. before adopting rates
and a budget for the
2005/2006 fiscal year.
The board will also discuss
expansion of the present
wastewater treatment plant
to 4 million gallons day.
The board will be consid-
ering rate increases of 2.75
percent for water rates and 5,


percent for sewer rates.
Henry Thomas, OUA's rate
consultant, had suggested a
rate increase of 1.75 percent
for water rates and 4 percent
for sewer rates.
The additional 1 percent
increase in both water and
sewer rates would go into a
special fund for emergency
repairs to the system.
According to figures
released by OUA, a residential
customer with a three-quarter
inch meter who uses 5,000
gallons of water is currently
paying a total of $71.82 for

See OUA-Page 2


Housing firm



would hire


1,000 workers


Business wants
to move venture
to Okeechobee
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At the meeting of the Okee-
chobee County Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment
and Appeals tonight, Royal
Concrete Concepts faces
another hurdle to overcome in
their quest to relocate from
Palm Beach County to Okee-
chobee.
The company will be seek-
ing a zoning change and a spe-
cial exception that would allow
them to build a factory to man-


ufacture concrete buildings on
173 acres on the west side of
U.S. 98, across from the coun-
ty's Industrial Park. The goal of
the proposed plant will be to
produce 2 million square feet
of modular building space per
year.
When all other hurdles -
such as wetland management
and water and sewer capacity
- have been overcome the
company eventually plans to
hire more than 1,000 people in
construction and manufactur-
ing trades.
Wally Sanger, company
president, said his biggest goal
was to be a good neighbor.
See Jobs Page 2


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Construction begins
This warning sign tells it all. Construction began Mon-
day morning- on the four-month project for milling and
repaving, installation of guard rails and correction of
drainage problems on the section of U.S. Hwy. 441 from
Cemetery Road north to N.E. 131st Street. Lane closures
will take place daily from sun up until dark every day
through January 2006.


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News Briefs

Miniature horse
show coming here
OKEECHOBEE The Miniature
Horse Club of South Florida will
hold their Florida Miniature Horse
Show Oct. 22 and 23 at the Okee-
chobee 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 sen-
iors and $1.50 for students.
The American Miniature Horse
Registry classes will be shown Sat-
urday, and the American Miniature
Horse Association classes will be
shown Sunday. Halter classes will
be held both mornings, while per-
formance classes will be held in
the afternoon.
For information, call: (561) 798-
6129; (772) 341-7610; or, (863)
763-7724.


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


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Five area residents are



arrested on drug charges


After serving search warrants
on two different Okeechobee
homes, the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office Narcotics Task
Force placed five area residefits
in jail on drug charges.
The task force was aided in
their execution of the search
warrants Thursday, Sept. 22, by
the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office Special Response
Team.
Arrested were: Halston Pat-
terson, 23, N.W. 12th St.; Shaw-
na R. Martin, 21, S.W. 28th St.;
Walter Smith, 23, N.W 35th Ave.;
Brian Senna, N.W 20th St.; and
Darnick D. Lewis, 21, U.S. 441 S.
Patterson was charged with
possession of marijuana with
intent to sell/deliver, possession
of a firearm in the commission
of a felony and possession of
drug paraphernalia. His total
bond was set at $25,000.
Martin was charged with pos-
session of marijuana with intent
to sell. Her bond was set at


Anglers


Continued From Page 1
Bassmaster Classic second place
finisher Scott Maestre.
"I went to the first World Junior
Bassmaster Classic last year and
realized that there were no com-
petitors there from Florida. As the
youth director for the Florida Bass
Federation, I took this to heart and
vowed that this was never going to
happen again," stated club founder
Charlie Hays. "I realized that other
local bass clubs had talked about
starting a kids club, but none ever
materialized."
Mrs. Hays and her husband, Bill,
set out to correct the situation. It
was not easy and looked like it was
never going to get started. They
needed a place to have their meet-
ings. They needed adults to volun-
teer their time and use of their
boats. But, most of all they needed
members. Local businessman
Doug Vest volunteered the use of
his restaurant, Pogey's for monthly


$10,000.
Smith was charged with pos-
session of marijuana over 20
grams. His bond was set at
$5,000.
Senna was charged with pos-
session of marijuana over 20
grams. His bond was set at
$5,000.
Lewis was charged with pos-
session of marijuana with intent
to sell, possession of a firearm in
the commission of a felony, triv-
ing while license suspended
with knowledge and possession
of drug paraphernalia (misde-
meanor). His total bond was set
at $22,500.
According to arrest affidavits,
when deputies entered Martin's
apartment they found 281.5
grams of suspected marijuana
on the kitchen table that was
packaged in 12 separate bags for
resale.
A digital scale, a razor blade
and what was thought to be
multiple marijuana stems were


meetings. Local anglers volun-
teered their time and boats.
The first meeting was set to take
place in September of 2004. But,
the hurricanes had other ideas. The
club finally held its first meeting in
November 2004. Nine young peo-
ple and their parents were present
to pick out a club name and vote
for club officers. That night they
became the Big "O" Junior Teen
Anglers.
The Big "O" Junior Teen
Anglers held their second meeting
in December. Seventeen young-
sters arrived for the meeting. The
total enrollment is now 35 with a
waiting list to join. Mrs. Hays
explained, "We cannot let any
more young anglers join until we
have enough adult boat captains to
go around. We really need more
volunteers willing to devote at least
four hours a month helping teach
these teens the art of fishing and
acting as boat captains during their
fishing tournaments. I was sur-
prised to see that we pulled kids in
from Boca Raton, Pahokee, Stuart,


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also found on the table, added
the affidavit.
In a closet under the stairs,
deputies reportedly found anoth-
er 771.2 grams of suspected
marijuana as well as a .9 mm
handgun. In an upstairs bed-
room, the search turned up
another 22.3 grams of suspected
marijuana as well as a single
Xanax tablet.
These same arrest affidavits
state that Patterson, Martin,
Senna and Smith were all arrest-
ed at this location.
At Darnick's apartment, a
report by Deputy Richard Durfee
states that a total of 31.3 grams
of suspected marijuana was
seized. The deputy's report goes
on to say that a .22 cal. handgun
was found, as well as a set of
scales and $430 in cash.
Both reports state that the
suspected marijuana was field
tested and indicated positive
results.


West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale,
Naples and Okeechobee."
The club is very strict on school
grades. "They must keep their
grades up to be eligible for the
club," stated Mrs. Hays. "They
must also be willing to be involved
in community events and youth
events such as this car wash. We
have a great year ahead of us
beginning with the CastingKid state
championships in Orlando next
weekend. Our April Floyd and
Ryan Mellette will be defending
their titles. We are also planning to
have all members Coast Guard cer-
tified this coming year. In addition
to all that, we will be having guest
speakers come to work with the
members on knot-tying.and fishing
techniques."
This fledgling bass club has
club fishing tourneys every month.
SMmbers earn points by compet-
ing in the tournaments, as well as
additional points when they win or
place. There are numerous other
ways they can earn points. The
young anglers with the highest
points will represent the club in
state competition each year.
This group was formed as a
fishing club, but they are learning
far more than fishing. They are
learning life skills that will stay with
them the rest of their lives and help
them become successful, well-
rounded adults.


OUA

Continued From Page 1
sewer and water. Under the pro-
posed rate'increase, the same
family would pay $74.66..
A non-residential customer
with the same sized meter who
uses 20,000 gallons of water cur-
rently pays a total of $222.35 for
sewer and water. Under the pro-
posed rate increase, that same
customer would pay $231.46,
according to OUA.
The proposed rates and
charges have been included in
the proposed budget, which
contains total expenses of
$11,164,280.
Turning to another matter,
the board will consider a pro-
posal from the engineering firm
of Metzger & Willard in the
amount of $563,880 to include
design, permitting and bid
phase services for the expansion
of the OUA wastewater treat-
ment plant to 4 million gallons a
day and effluent disposal by
deepwell injection.


-r The proposal includes all
subcontract work including
electrical and structural plus
the hydrogeological engineering
on the design and permitting of
the deep well injection.
The engineering firm estimat-
ed that the construction cost
would be $19,504,356. Howev-
er, they said that figure would
S have to be updated as the proj-
ect proceeds through the per-
mitting phase.


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He said he has manufactured
and delivered 1,700 energy effi-
cient modular buildings since
1997.
Mr. Sanger said he has a
proven product that has stood up
to 200-mile-an-hour winds. He
said his company has developed a
lightweight concrete with poly-
styrene core. A single unit 40 x 14
feet and 13 feet high does not
weigh much more than a con-
crete truck.
Area residents may be familiar
with Royal Concrete Concepts' all
concrete houses in Palm Village
Ranch. The houses come in'sev-
eral sections, depending on the
size of the house. Each section
comes on a flatbed trailer and is
lifted into place and joined to the
other section with a crane.
However, about 90 percent of
the finished product is seen in
schoolyards, according to John-
Albert, director of marketing for
Royal Concrete Concepts. He stat-
ed that his buildings are used by
school systems all over Florida.
Classrooms, stairwells and eleva-
tor shafts are poured at the facto-
ry and the school buildings.are
assembled on site like so many
building blocks being joined


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together. Some school buildings
constructed by the company are
two stories with as many as 40
rooms.
Royal Concrete Concept's
buildings are also used as military
housing in the Caribbean.
Mr. Sanger said his current
plant is outgrowing the Palm
Beach County location and he
was looking for a place to
expand.
He said that Joey Hoover,
executive director of the econom-
ic council, helped him locate the
property. In addition, Jeff Sumner
of the engineering firm of LBFH,
was helpful in the approval
process. County Administrator
George Long was also helpful in
overcoming hurdles.
The property in question has
some wetland and must be per-
mitted by South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD).
In addition, Mr. Sanger still has to
secure a developer's agreement
for water and sewer.
He is working on a grant for a
rail spur so that he can receive
materials via the railroad.
Mr. Sanger, who will be invest-
ing $25 million in this project, will
be entering a joint venture with
Indian River Community College
(IRCC) to set up a training facility
and train local people in neces-
sary trades such as plumbing and
air conditioning.


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Seminole Elementary kids experiment with learning fun


Seminole's holiday fundraiser is
in full swing
Orders are due
on September
27. See a Semi-
nole student or
parent to place
your order. Teach-
ers have been holding AIP
conferences and will continue to
do so on September 21 & 22. Have
a terrific week and remember to
read for a few minutes each night!

Kindergarten
One of our wonderful kinder-
garten teachers is Mrs. Sabrina
Peterson. Mrs. Peterson has experi-
ence teaching special education as
well as kindergarten in Okee-
chobee. When not teaching, she is
very busy with the activities of her
teenage daughter and son as well
as her daughter in third grade. Mrs.
Peterson enjoys scrapbooking the
many activities of her children as
well as her students. She also
enjoys reading. She loves to teach
her students the joy of being able to
read and sharing a good book.
Thank you Mrs. Peterson for all you
do for your students.
Mrs. Johnson's class has been
making crafts for the letters M, S,
and R. The students made maca-
roni M's, sticker S's, Rainbow R's,
and painted T with a toothbrush.
Students of the week have been
Aiyana Tommie, Dakota Powers,
Camryn Thomas, and Caleb Gog-
gans. We have also had a good
time wearing our colors each
week. We would like to thank the
parents who brought in goodies)
Ms. Themm's class is working
on patterns in Math. The students
are making pattern bracelets. Stu-
dents of the week have been Brook
O'Hagan, Ivess Baker, Alejandro
Platero and Lici Lara. We have
been wearing special colors two


times a week. Those who wore the
color were in a group picture to go
in our color book. The children
love to "read" the color words at
the bottom.
In Mrs. Peterson's room we are
learning the letter Tt. We are mak-
ing tire prints, a picture with tooth-
picks and reading about trans-
portation. We welcome Eduardo
Plascencia to our room. Eduardo is
our student of the week. Jeremiah
was our student of the week last
week.
Ms. Kummer's students have
been practicing making the letters
with play dough. They have also
painted shapes and their hand-
prints. The students for, the week
have been Yesenia Hernandez and
Cain Ponce.
Mrs. Jordan's students have
been busy reading at home. These
students read ten books for the
month of August: Jaclynn Cowles,
Denise Garcia, Araceli Garcia,
Mitchell Gaucin, Richard Harris,
Caleb Hofer, Amy Holden, Anthony
Mandujano, Anayeli Montoya,
Alexis Pinon, Johnny Rodriguez,
Cynthia Rubio, and Layne Thomas.
Congratulations students! These
students are all working toward
reading 15 books during the month
of September. The stars for the
week in Mrs. Jordan's class has
been Jordan Cutler and Johnny
Rodriguez.

First Grade
Students in Mrs. O'Bannon's
class have been practicing reading
words with the short vowel sounds
and have been learning to read
more sight words. Parents be sure
to listen to your child read each
day. In math they have been learn-
ing basic addition and subtraction
facts and will be practicing differ-
ent strategies to master them. In
science they are studying about


what causes the seasons and will
begin their study of how apples
grow. Congratulations to our first
Students of the Week, Morgan
Bolan and Lluvia Gallegos. Both
girls demonstrate the traits exem-
plified in the Character Counts Pro-
gram.
Congratulations to Gabriel Her-
nandez and Zachary Gopher in
Mrs. Quinlin's class! They are the
students of the week. Gabriel and
Zachary demonstrate respect,'
responsibility, and honesty as
noted in our Character Counts Pro-
gram. The students in Mrs. Quin-
lin's class have been working with
short vowel a and'i. We have built,
read, and written a tremendous list
of words with the short vowel
sounds. In math, we continue to
work on addition and subtraction.
Parents please continue to work
with your child on these skills and
remember to read, read, read!
Just what is in that old suitcase
in Mrs. Biebel's room? Well when
we go to the writing center, we find
out! There are all kinds of old
clothes to put on and pretend we
are someone else, then we write
about who we are and where we
might be going and other great
adventures we might take as this
character. We are learning ick and
ack words this week and we also
read our story with puppets, and
was it fun! We are trying very hard
in math to learn our addition and
subtraction facts, but we really
need your help. Thank you for
working with us at home to help us
with them. We are very proud of
Andrevius Stallworth for being our
student of the week. He is respect-
ful, honest, and a very hard worker.
He really enjoyed the ice cream
treat from the food service ladies.
(Thanks) We know we live in
Okeechobee which is in Florida,
but where in the world is that? Well
we are trying to find that out in


social studies. It is a big world, we
hope we find out soon.
Mrs. Yeilding's students wel-
comed a new addition to their
class. His name is "Mr. Crab", and,
you guessed it, he's a hermit crab.
We enjoy watching him move
around in his new home. The Stu-
dents of the Week chosen so far
have been Bethany Shirey and
Harry O'Hagan. Both of these stu-
dents come to school each day
ready to learn! They are responsi-
ble and trustworthy, and always
willing to help. Our class would
like to thank the grandparents and
other family members who came
last week to eat lunch with their
special students for Grandparent's
Day. We enjoyed having you visit
our school! We would also like to
thank our guest readers, Anna
Kelly and Lynne Schwartz, who
shared very special books with our
class. We love to hear stories!
Students in Miss Dominick's
class are studying the four seasons
this Week. We are using charts to
compare and contrast the likes and
differences of each season. The
children are having great success
with this! Congratulations to Lizeth
Reyes! She is our student of the
week. She has been working very
hard in the classroom not only on
her class work, but also on our
rules and manners. Parents, please
continue to read with your child
every night and keep practicing the


spelling words. The children did
wonderful last week on our
spelling test! Thanks for your help!
This week in Mrs. Dismukes'
class we are working on our -ick
and -ack words. So far everyone is
doing really well. I would like to
thank all of the grandparents who
came and ate lunch with us last
week, the students really enjoyed
having you here. Our student of the
week for last week was Zaid Calza-
da and this week it is Farrah Young.
Congratulations!!! We would also
like to thank our high school helper
for working with us on classwork
and in centers we are having a
great time with her. Thank you
Miss Tiffany.
The students in Ms. Gruca's
class welcomed their classroom
pet this week. We learned that
Suzy is a Salcata Tortoise which is
different than a turtle even though
they look similar. We have been
practicing our story in reading by
sharing them with our buddies.
Remember to share your story of
the week with your parents, too. In
math we are working on addition
and subtraction. Keep practicing.
We have been talking about our
responsibilities in Social Studies
this week. We found out that every-
body has lots of different responsi-
bilities at home and at school.
Keep up the good work and don't
forget to read every night.


Second Grade
Congratulations to all of second
grade students of the week Trista
Osceola, Kelton Smedley, Harley
Johns, Michael Garcia, Maria
Olvera, Nikita LaDuke, Elizabeth
Johns, Jeremy Butzin, Leonardo
Hernandez, Brydgett Koontz and
Michael Cheney.
Mrs. Elders' class is comparing
three plants: one with water and
light, one -with light, and one with
water. They are anxious to see the
results!
Mrs. McClanahan's class is
working on tally tables and graphs
in Math. In Science their bean
seeds germinated this week and
were planted outdoors. They are

excited to watch them grow.
Mrs. Martin's class is working
on graphs this week in Math. They
are enjoying seeing the results of
their favorite snacks, sports, and
seasons.
Mrs. Perviss' class is working on
tally tables and graphing in Math.
In Science they are learning about
frogs and toads and finding ways
they are alike and different.
Mrs. Perry's class is having a
great time exploring graphing.
They enjoyed the concrete graph,
"The Shoes We Wear," the best.
They are also finding out interest-
ing places different animals call
home.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Franklinton EMA-Leaaer
Franklinton library ;
Police Chief Donald Folse looks at damage to the parish library. "It is so extensive, one
contractor said the building needs to be bulldozed!", he said. Two huge pine trees fell
onto the building.


Katrina damages library
The inside of the Washington Parrish Library was extensively damaged by Hurricane Katrina.



Scholarship fund established


A scholarship fund is being
established through the Okee-
chobee Education Foundation in
memory of Joyce Ruth Hacker,
who recent died of lung cancer.
Ms. Hacker was a physical
education teacher that taught in


the Okeechobee County school chobee County School Board
system for 30 years. offices at 700 S.W Second Ave.


To contribute to the fund, mail
or take contributions to the Osce-
ola Middle School. 825 S.W. 28th
St., in Okeechobee. Contributions
can also be taken to the Okee-


Checks should be made
payable to the Okeechobee Edu-
cational Foundation, and note
that it is for the Joyce Hacker
Scholarship.


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Obituaries


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Marilyn Jo Sanders
Marilyn Jo Sanders, age 61, of,
Okeechobee, died Thursday, Sep-
tember 22, 2005 at her residence.'
She was born
April 15, 1944
in Lansing,
Michigan. Mrs.
Sanders was a
resident of
Okeechobee
for 36 years ilyns
and enjoyed
gardening,
computers, 'y Marilyn Joh
and. watching Sanders
wrestling. She
was owner.of Marilyn's Massage
'Center.
She was preceded in death bk
her husband, Roy Sanders; her.
mother. Dorothy Miller; and her
son, John Sanders.
Survivors include her sons
Roppy (Julie) Sanders'and Charlie
Sander;' ,her daughter, Lisa
(Davis) Maze all of Okeechobee;
her father, Harold Miller of Lans-
ing Michigan; her sister, Karilyn
Mull of Lansing, Michigan; her
brothers, Gary (Nancy) Miller of
Jackson, Michigan, Larry Miller of
Boston Massachusetts, and Greg
Miller of Lansing, Michigan; along
with six grandchildren, Joshua
and Justin Sanders, Sammie and
Emily Maze, and Amanda and
Ryan Sanders; and her faithful
dog, Angel.
Visitation \\ill be held Thurs-
day, September 29, 2005 from
5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Buxton
Funeral Home. Funeral services
will be held Frida., September 30,


2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Fountain of
Life Church, 116 Southeast Park
Street, with Pastor Joe Bishop offi-
ciating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions can be made to the
family.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Robin -Weeks
Robin Weeks, age 57 of Lake-
port passed away Wednesday,
Sept. 21, 2005 at Raulerson Hospi-
tal in Okeechobee. Robin was
born December 8, 1947 at Moore
Haven to the late Roger Martin
and Harriet "Burns" Weeks.
Ms. Weeks graduated from the
University of Georgia with a B.A.
in Business. She was within


weeks of receiving her Master's
Degree from the University of
North Dakota when her father
passed away. She returned home
to work in the family business and
,in. 1996 established the Weeks
Cattle Company with her mother
Harriet B. Weeks producing some
of the states finest Brangus cattle.
Robin was preceded in death
by her father, Roger M. Weeks,
mother Harriet B. Weeks and
brother Rodney Weeks all of
Moore Haven.
Robin's many acquaintances
shall truly miss the remarkable
woman.
Cremation arrangements with
burial at the Ortona Cemetery.
under the direction and care of
the Akin-Davis Funeral Home-
Clewiston Chapel.


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The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, September 27, 2005


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MOSQUITOES: I was wondering if Okeechobee will have to be hit
with another hurricane before they spray for mosquitoes again. We
are getting chewed up alive out there.

PARK PLANS: Is there anyway we can find out what is going on at
Scott Driver Park? What is planned there? Are they going to put in bath-
,rooms? Can we see a blueprint? (Editor's Note: Yes, all you have to do
Sis contact the county. We suggest you call (863) 763-6441.)

MOM UPSET: I don't even know where to start here because I am
.so angry. I have a son in jail. I called up last weekend to find out when I
could visit. The girl who answered the phone kept telling me I would
have to call back during regular office hours, Monday through Friday.
SShe kept saying that over and over. Finally I got so frustrated that I used
curse words. Now the jail officials want to treat me like a child, saying I
.,can't see my son because I cursed the girl on the phone. I am looking
for a lawyer. I don't think this is right. I have had enough of being
abused by the police department. I had a bad day and I shouldn't have
said it, but to not let me see my son because of it, that is abuse of
Power. Give me a break.

MUFFLERS: I was reading an article about Florida Wildlife Commis-
sion talking about mufflers on airboats. I have been putting mufflers
on airboats for 40 years. It's easy. It's cheap. It keeps the neighbors
happy. FWC has mufflers on their airboats. I don't know what the dis-
cussion is about. They should just say, have a muffler.

GAS PRICES: Yesterday morning, two gas stations jumped their
prices by 15 cents. Who do you call about price gouging? (Editor's
Note: Call 1-800-435-7352.)

SPACE MISSIONS: I agree we should get rid of the space shuttle
missions. Then we could get rid of the cell phones and satellite TV and
everything else that they help us do. Grow up.

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Letter to the Editor


Choices
Sometimes we need a break in
life -let me explain.
We have all heard the saying,
"If life hands you a lemon, make
lemonade." Right?
SWrong!
What if-I don't want lemonade'
because it is to sour then what?
Well, it is actually quite simple
-just throw the lemons away
and move on.
The choice is simple; you can
dwell or stay in self pity about
your past, or choose to forgive
and move on. You see, nothing in
life is written in stone except
; death. So, you had better live life
to the fullest while you can.
Life offers no guarantees, but
life can be fulfilling if you allow it
to be.
Have you ever awaken and
been amazed that you were still
alive? If not, you might want to
change your thinking.
T I realize some -people have
made bad choices or decision in
their lives and it may even cost
them their life. Freedom of
choice, right?
Wrong!
That is called a bad choice. So
accept your responsibility and
move on. But don't drag others
down with you that isn't love,
that's spite.
If someone has been smoking
for 40 years and is dying but con-
tinues to smoke, whose fault is
that? If someone has been drink-
inrg for 40 years and continues to
drink while their kidneys fail,
whose fault is that?


SLife is simply too short to go on
blaming others you love for your
Sown bad decisions and choices.
So, let it go and move on so others
can live their lives to their poten-
tial. In other words, be nice.
We are sorry you are sick but
we diO ng9t pput,tyuTthere, only
your choice has:
So mnrin times tav\e heard
people say: "I wish I would d have
told that person how much I
loved them before they died, but
now it is too late." Well, do some-
thing about it now before it's
too late.
None of us know when our
time is up so we should always
treat the ones we love like we
may never see them again. There
are many people in my life I hope
I get a chance to say "I am sorry"
and "I love you very much"
before it is too late.
I will not accept lemons
because lemons are too sour.
Instead, all I want to give in return
is honey and peaches because life
is sweet.-,
There are many regrets and
mistakes that will be made.in life's
journey, but we had better learn
to enjoy the ride before we are
gone.
'If there is a friend or family
member you truly love you had
better make it right before it is too
late.
Lemonade? No way. I'm
shooting for peach ice cream.
Now I think I'll call my mom'
and dad.

J.K. Murray III


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Courtesy photo/"Strolling Down.Country Roads"/Leona Walker Culbreth


Looking Back ...
The Gilbert Theatre was built in 1934 and offered an evening of entertainment to Okeechobee residents until it closed in
1968. Gimmicks were the order of the day to entice the people from their homes. "Barefoot" night, shown here in the 1993
book "Strolling Down Country Roads", was just one of those stunts designed to lure people from their homes. 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 Christ-
mas. 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 pho-
tos 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 okee-
news@okeechobee.com.


Upcoming Events


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;,our'ancestors are is 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)
;467-526,1. ....... ,, .... .......
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m..at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call (863)
357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested
are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the fel-
lowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It
is a self-help group that offers support and education for people who have
been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-
affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.


Wednesday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600 S.W.
Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from'7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-Mart
parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you
may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you lis-
ten 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 Mission-
ary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, call Shirlean Gra-
ham at (863) 763-2893.


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


Community Events

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


Collaborative council will meet
The Community Collaborative Council \ill meet Tuesday, Sept.
,27, at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the Okeecbiobee 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 until.10 a.m.; juniors with the last name A-L, 10:10 until 10:35
a.m.; and juniors with the last name M-Z, 10:35 until 11 a.m.


Meteorologist to speak in BHR
Glades County Emergency Management and the Buckhead
Ridge Community Center will be presenting guest speaker Jim
Reif; chief meteorologist for ABC 7, on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7
p.m. Mr. Reif will.be speaking at the Buckhead Ridge Community
Center, 682 S.R. 78 West, in Buckhead Ridge. For information,
contact Glades County Emergency Management at (863) 946-
6020.


Bake sale funds youth facility
The Okeechobee Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W 10th
St., will hold a bake sale that includes and encourages county-
wide participation in ordering cakes, fudge, puddings, etc: 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 it 7:30 a.m.
on Saturday, Oct. 1, and again at I 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-AtWish Foun-
dation of South Florida. The topic of the show wil fe granting
the wishes of children who have a left threatening medical con-
dition and the acute shortage of Creole speaking and bilingual
Spanish speaking volunteers. For information, contact the
Make-A-Wish Foundation at 888-773-WISH (9474); or, at
www.sfla.wish.org.


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
garden center. It will begin at 9 a.m. All proceeds.. wgo to ben-
efit victims of Hurricane Katrina.


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By Lorna Jablonski .
Okeechobee News
Twenty young anglers from..
the Big "0" Junior Teen Anglers
Bass Club took to the water Sat-
urday morning to compete in
the club's monthly bass tourna- ...
ment. They returned at noon to
Okee-Tantie Marina for weigh- .
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Tim Byrnes brought 8.70 lbs. "
of bass to the weigh-in scale to
take first place in the 15-18 year- Si. ..
old division of the monthly. Big ,
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spinnerbait," grinned Byrnes.
Second place in the senior
division went to Danny Cottone
for his 4.40 lb. catch.
Ryan Mellette took home first "".'4
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old division for his 4.25 lb. bag
offish.
T. J. Arnold and Garrett
Farmer tied for second place
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to the weigh-in scale. .
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fin for his 1.45 lb. fish. ., Tim Byrnes finished in first place in the 15-18 year-old divi-
The club will hold its next Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski sion of the Big "O" Junior Teen Anglers bass tourney Satur-
monthly tournament on Oct. 29 Ryan Mellette took first place in the 11-14 year-old division of day morning at Okee-Tantie Marina. He brought 8.70 lbs. to
at Okee-Tantie. Their weigh-ins Saturday's Big "0" Junior Teen Anglers bass tournament. the scale for the win. He also had the big fish in his division.
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Tourney to help
Kids in Distress
The Big Reel Bassmasters of
Margate will hold their 22nd
annual Ghost & Goblins open
bass tournament to benefit Kids
in Distress on Sunday, Oct. 23 in
Clewiston.
The entry fee is $120 per two-
person team. There will be pay-
outs for first through fifth places.
The big bass award is $7,850
(based on a 125-boat field) plus
an additional $3,520 guaranteed
donated by various sponsors.
Contact Jim Pollock at (954)
695-6035 or e-mail him at
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downloaded at
www.eteamz.com/bigreelsfla/.


Touchdown Club
seeks new members
The Okeechobee High
School Touchdown Club is seek-
ing new members. The purpose
of this club is to promote pride,
respect, spirit and unity among
the O.H.S. players and student
body, staff, coaches, families
and the business community.
Anyone interested in the foot-
ball program at O.H.S. is invited
to join. Bronze membership is
$300; silver membership is
$600; gold membership is $900;
and, platinum membership is
$1,200.
A portion of each member-
ship goes to the general athletic
fund, and another portion goes
into a scholarship trust.
For information, call Brah-
man head football coach Chris
Branham at (863)462-5050.


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


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

Briefs

Make a difference
through mentoring
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee County
need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you can
be a mentor. For information, call
Toni Doyle at (863) 462-5863.

FPL program helps
with emergency funds
The American Red Cross
Okeechobee Branch is a Care to
Share Partner Agency. The Care to
Share Program is sponsored by
FPL and is designed to provide
emergency assistance- funds to
customers who are in a crisis situ-
ation and unable to pay their elec-
tric bill. To find but if you qualify
for Care to Share assistance
please stop by the American Red
Cross Office at 323 N. Parrott Ave.
or call (863) 763-2488. The Care,
to Share office hours are Monday,
Wednesday and Friday from 8:30
a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Coast GuardAuxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress in
1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary has served as the civilian, 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
waterways 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 dis-
tress, conduct more the 150,000
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results of
these efforts save taxpayers hun-
dreds of millions of dollars every
year. For information, call (863)
467-3085.

One Stop Center
lists job openings
If you're looking for a job, look
at the One Stop Career Center,
209 S.W. Park St. In the past 60
days, 33 companies have listed 43
jobs and 45 people have been
hired. The center is open from 8
a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through
Friday.

You canbe a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
:college scholarships to-deserving
- sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at hisiher school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie. and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-
4786.


Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N.,
is looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any,free time or talents you
would like to share, call Ed
Wimes at (863) 357-0047.,


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Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


CEMETERY LOT- In First Edi-
tion to Everareen Cemelery.
$500l352A493-0440


BROWN BRINDLE- Medium
s;e, vie of U-Save, nice dog.
Call o idenil'y
(86316i-40537
CHIHUAHUA Vic ol Bufman
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1863)484-0313
FEMALE HUNTING DOG-
Unrderrill Road & CR 721. call
to identify 1863)467-1521.
GREETING CARD- Wiln Gifl
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JACK RUSSELL- ViC. of 7i00A
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Original manuscript by J. K.
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call to identify 714-999-0083


BLACK LAB, LuSt1 il Counrry
hills Eilates Male Answers lo
Pepper very friendly Child's
per 1863)763-2501 REWARD'
BOXER- male, rust'wnile, 6yrs
old. purple collar. vic of
SR70 & 801h Ave Little girl
misses (8631824-0800.
CUR DOG- F, 9 months old,
red wiwrire blaze Vie of U-
Save on 9/14
(863)228-0580/634-4480
JACK RUSSEL, Female, "Isis"
Black collar w!spikes, White
w/orown spois on ears Vic of
Riviera Fiesa (863)675-1203
LOST CAT- Blackish/Gray Tanb
by. Hair on neck shaved.
Had surgery or 21st Needs
medicine (863)467-4664


ALUMINUM ROOFING PANELS
12" wide Free for me taking.
(863)946-1481
HUSKY DOGS- Male & Fe-
male. Free To Good Homel
(863)357-2494
KITTENS- (2) Bwks old, to
good homes, very cute. 1
male 1 lemale. n/out litter
trained (863)635-3439
REFRIGERATOR- works, you
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Immediate Openings CNAs
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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- $31,920.78
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Black/wnile & orange!wnie.
1863)763-7441
MIN PIN/GOLDEN RET. PUPS
1 m, 1 1. jet Dlack, 8wks old,
good w/ kids Odd match but
adorable (863)763-5030


ASSISTANT MANAGER
$31,200 lo start, tor
Okee location. Fax resume to
863-467-2402 or
apply within
EXPERIENCED COOKS,
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BADCOCK FURNITURE
Delivery/Warenouse person
Must be aDle to load/
unload/assemble urniiure.
No Phone Calls
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BADCOCK FURNITURE
Salesperson. Will train
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BOOM TRUCK OPERATOR/
LABORER: Class B CDL req.
863-467-1932 evenings or
561-719-3677 day. EOE.
BRICKLAYERS, STONE
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Toppay & great benefits. Call
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DAIRY FOREMAN:
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House, Phone, Lights
'Provided. Call
634-1758 or634-1756
EXPERIENCED ALUMINUM
INSTALLERS
Needed Immediately in
Tallahassee area.'Good pay.
steady work. Call Flonda
Screened Enclosures at
(229)378-0839 ask for Jesse


FEED MILL
WORKERS NEEDED
2na and 3rd shifl,
Computer Experience a
Plus, Benefits Available
Apply at.
Syfrert Feed Company
3079 NW 81h Street
Okeechobee
863-763-5586
HARVESTING COMPANY
Looking lor a Harvesting
Supervisor. Experienced in
Fresn Fruit preferred.
Interested please la resume
to 239-369-226;
HARVESTING COMPANY
Looking for a Mechanic
Interested please lax resume
to 239-369-2267
HHA'S& CNA'S &
COMPANIONS
Wanted. good pay
Snirley's Personal Care
Spi vices5 8631467-6399 Or
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PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
tor sugar cane operation. Evp.
wiln larm equipment req'd
Exc benefit package Fa) re-
sume to 561-996-8559
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items In
the classifeids.


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


P/T PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
Exp. preferred. Weekday atter-
noons to 6pm 8 Saturdays to
2pm. Contact The Medicine
Shop w/ you resume at
105 NW 5th St
WANTED: P/T/FT Help
Twin Oak Per Cemetery
Must be dependable w/
professional appearance
Call (863)467-6377


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Start a nei% career in the much needed held ot
:* nursing as a Certihed Nursing kri-stant Complete the
SHopitalit) Assrstant course'/ rainung at Okeechobee
Healthcare Faciity and become a CNA in 4 weerk Ne\t
dass begins soon Instructor RNI/epenenced teacher has
a \ery high CNA exam passing rate Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training Good benents
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


METAL FRAMING: Looking for
possible limited partnership
who has contacts in residential
drywall/metal Iraming. I have
license, Ins.. Irailer & tools.
Okeechobee/Vero area.
772-201-8715.
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another man's treas-
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to treasure with an ad
Sn the classified.

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O'CONNELL
CONSTRUCTION
SERVICES, INC.
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Root Over
(863)634-2044
How do you find a job
Sin today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicles 530
Boos a Magazines535
Building Materials540
'Business Equpment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
thing 565
ins/Stamps 570
lectibles 575
Computer./Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linss & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Hesting Equipment/
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Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
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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
Televislon/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
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Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 tonpackage unit w/heat
$1375 (954)309-8659
,Atqe 05

KITCHEN SINK w/faupet, 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


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
STOVE: 30", Electric, Like
new. $100 (772)215-9168'

READING A
NEWSPAPER SAVES
TIME BY HELPING YOU
.'PLAN YOUR TIME
WISELY


REFRIGERATOR- Gibson Frost
Clear, Almond, Works great,
Very cold! $50.
(863)357-0615
STOVE, MAGIC CHEF, White,
4 Burners, Oven storage
drawer. Works great! $75.
(863)634-0245
WASHER & DRYER: Large ca-
pacity. Like new. $225.
(772)215-9168
'WASHER & DRYER SET, GE,
Basic models. White. 5 yrs.
old. Work great! $125.
(863)634-0245
WASHER, $75.
(863)634-0779


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


BIKE, 3 Wheel, very good
cond. also 2 wheel Schwinn
Bike. $ 150 for both or will
h,separie 15;731517-2577
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.



INSULATION- 2.5 x 12x 9' &
2.5 x 12 x 10'& 2.5 x12x12',
all for$25 (863)763-76'13.
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
INFANT CAR SEAT- With at-
tached base. Very good con-
dition. $20. 863-447-1141
-JEEP: BOYS 4X4 w/battery &
charger. Excellent condition.
$60. (863)763-6131



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


WEDDING DRESS open
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
COMPUTER Win. ME, 500 +
games, monitor, keyboard,
mouse. Grt for Kids. Para Es-
paniol $50 (863)673-5549
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
BED, Canopy: King Sz w/ Sim-
mons Beauty Rest xFirm Mat-
tress. Paid over $1600, Asking
$500 (863)357-2110
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
DESK- With nookshelf, Key
oojrl drjwer Lignl oak
w/metal accent. $40.
(863)357-0615
DINETTE SET & sleeper sofa,
2 gls end tbls'& coffee tbl,
stereo sys. w/spkrs. $200 all
will sep. (863)675-0483
Entertainment Center, So-
fa/Sleeper, Rocking Chair,
Recliner, Hutch, $150 will
sell sep. (863)675-1621 aft 6
FUTON BUNK BED- New,
wood frame, $200
(863)675-0244
FUTON SOFA BED, Full sized
w/decorative cover. Wooden
frame. Very nice. $40.
(863)447-0002
KING MATTRESS SET- with
frame, 1 yr old, $75
(561)983-0950.
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
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



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
S(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 Stainless Steel Match
Barrel, $200.
(863)357-5754
BROWNING B-80 SL, 3" bar-
rel, 1 modified, 1 full, great
shape, $400.
(863)673-4927
RIFLE: Antique-Stevens Old
Action, 22 cal. Tube feed 12
shot, org. finish. Exc. cond.
$275 863-675-8465 LaBelle.
SHOT GUN: 8 Shot, "Parker-
ized" Mossberg, 12 ga pump -
1000 rounds-most 00 Buck.
$450. (863)675-8465 LaBelle.



BATHROOM SHOWER CHAIR,
with back, adjustable height,
$19. (863)357-8788
CARDIO HEALTH EXERCISER-
$50 (863)675-2285


Nordic Track Sequoia Model,
digital readout, $150.
(863)697-1341
POWER CHAIR- Golden Alante
New, still have manual/war-
ranty Pd $6000 asking
$1000 neg 863-634-9620
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


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR Jet
1, red/grey. Used very little
$600 (863)675-3764
LIFT CHAIR- electric, excellent
condalon, .. : $350
(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
MINI BLINDS, white, vinyl,
w/hardware, (4) 47" wide,
(2) 36" wide, (1) 28" wide,
$35 neg. (863)467-2434
RUG YARN- cut packages,
100+ unopened and many
part pkgs all colors, $20
(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.
S(863)763-3765
ORGAN Hammond, double
ke board. Pd over $4000
asking $100 (863)675-0235


AMERICAN PITBULL PUPPIES
6 males, 6 females.
Call 863-634-3508 or
863-634-5620
1BABY 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. U to date shots. $100
(863)484-034'
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. $r150
(863)763-5883
FERRETS, 1 Male, 1 Female,
Extremely Tame w/Extra
Large 2 Story Cage. $200 or
best offer. (863)763-3765
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER,
Male, Approx. 8 mos., C.K.C.
papers. Loves kids. $100.
Call (863)484-0313
MINI REX BUNNIES, 1 pair.
$20. Muse area.
(863)675-4981.


PARROT CAGE Large. Asking
$300 (863)674-0205
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


BOW- High Country Com-
pound/case/extra string draw
29-30, pull 60-751bs 65%
let/off $100 863-763-7609
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



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


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



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


LADDER- 40', aluminum, Wer-
ner, good working cond.
$150 neg. (863)467-6434.
SAWS (4) 2 Radial & 2 Table.
$200 or best offer for all:
863-675-1816 or
239-340-4758


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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Fed/Products 810
Farm Miscellanous 815
FarmProduce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn I Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
S Plants/ 86



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

X-
DIXON- Zero turn, 38" cut,
Great shape, new tires, $700
or best offer. (863)467-5616


IBmSca oie


Business Places -
Sale 1005
CommefWi
Property S ale 1010
Condos/
Townhouet Sale 1015
Farms Se 1020
Houses- T e 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property -Sale 1035
Land St 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open HoeW 1050
Out of St te -
Property *.Sale 1055
Property h ationI1060
Real EtateWnted 1065
Resort PCperty -
Sale 1070
Warehkoel pce 1075
WaterfAltlrty1080



BEAUTIFUL, 4 Bdrm.; 2 Ba,
Remodeled house on acre lot
(great view) Convenient, in
town 2800 sq. ft. under air.
Real wood floors, wood deck,
pool. $389K by owner.
(863)697-6853
CBS Home, 2/1.5, concrete
driveway, screened porch, 2
sheds, Southwest Section,
$169,000.(863)763-2388
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 5.6 ac,
3br, 2ba.'Lg sc, rm, cleared &
fenced, beautiful trees &
Idscpg. Horses OK, Ig barn &
arena. Subdii. 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.
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.


BEAUTIFUL 40 acre ranches.
Located Hwy 98 N. Close to
town, lots of game. Improved
pasture & partially wooded.
21,500 per acre
(863)634-6110/634-6071
IDEAL FOR DEVELOPMENT
193 Acres. Well, electric. 4
mi from town on Hwy 98 N.
Close to school. $20K per
acre. (863)634-6110
(863)634-6071
OKEECHOBEE 5 ACRES
Lot in town, off Eagle Bay Dr.
$475,000 or best offer.
Interested parties call:
(207)288-8597 or Cell
(561)301-1343


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FARM-ALL CUB New rear
rims/tires, eng. & carb. 5' belly
mower, disc in back blade. Run
perfect $4K 863-763-2763
GAS GRILL- 3 rack, 1 yr old,
$75 (561)983-0950.
PUSH MOWER- Self propelled
clean, reliable $100 or best of-
fer (863)467-7428
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 14.5
hp, 42" cut. Auto trans. $550.
(863)697-2033.


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

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commerolal
Property 915
Condos/
Townhhoums Rent920
Farm Pr lpry -
Rent 925
House ~It 930
Land RfOt 935
Resort Priperty -
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 rtehnii, shed,
carport. $1000. mo.
(863)824-0981
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If Interested, Call Judy



BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Quiet
area, 2/2, Lake access,
$575, 1/2 until, Sec Dep, Refs
Req (561)763-4800 leave
msg.
LAKEPORT Full house priv.
W/D. $100 wily. Utilities incl.
References required. Female
preferred. (863)946-0371



CONDO, On Ft. Myers Beach,
Fully Furnished. Sleeps 4. Oct.
15th-Oct. 22nd. $700.


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



BHR, 2BR/2BA or3BR/2BA
doublewide, c/a, no pets,
starting at $600 mo. yearly
lease, $1000 sec.
(863)763-4031'
TAYLOR CREEK: Waterfront,
2 BR, 1/2 Ba, shed, carport,
docks, lawn maintenance incld
$900 mo. (863)697-3898
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Okeechobee 3br, 2ba, Lake
access, No pets. $1100 mo
st &sec.dep. 561-236-9003



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

Recreation

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Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 303c0
Sport Vehicles.-ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT 12' Needs motor
$1,200. or best offer, will
trade. (863)467-7415
BASS BOAT, 17 Ft. w/150 hp
Force Motor. Runs good, but
needs lower unit. $1800 or
trade. (863)673-0072
BASS 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 "J1 i.'i
Tilt trailer. $700 or best orier
(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, 22' Crest w/
trailer, 60 hp Mercury w/stain-
less steel propeller. Low
hours. $9500 (863)357-2704
PONTOON BOAT 91, 75 John-
son 0/B, Generator, Lights,
GPS, F/F, Poles & Holders. No
trir. $3500 (863)357-6406
SEA NYMPH 16FT-fully
rigged, trolling mtr, tdr, 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- 14" with trlr,
and 55hp Homelite motor,
Collectors item, $400 or best
offer (863)234-6040.
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & tdr, $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 Goldwing Aspencade
GL1200,'86, 45k mi., gar-
age maintained, exc. cond.,
cd/am/fm radio/cass., lots of
chrome, asking $4500 neg.
Call David 941-815-4783.

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
Spa filw iluln pkg., runs
'o.i ,d, liitedl 36 in. tires,
$600 t863)i634-797
SUZUKI 4 WHEELER- Ozark,
'03, 250cc, Nearly new,
Good tires, Must sell $2200.
(863)357-2494


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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



Auta ..ee 4105
Autos Wantd 4Qf
Commralal Trok 4020
Comatructio
Equipment 402
rans 4030
Pour Me DrwDo a3
HAvy Duty uto us4040
Parts Repanrs 4046
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Vans 4070



Don't Miss

This One
CAMARO- '80, Auto, Runs,
Needs work, $1750.
(863)697-3258 or 634-6601
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 fires/ 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)467-7581
FORD TAURUS, '92, good for
fixing or parts, asking $175.
(863)983-4694
FORD TEMPO-'92, '4 door, re-
conditioned engine, 48K,
Good around townicar $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 TOWN CAR '92- 4dr,
runs great, $1200 or best of-
fer (863)234-6040.
MERCURY SABLE '93 white;
tinted windows, cruise control.
runs great & great on gas.
$900 (863)983-5597
MERCURY TRACER, '91- A/C
not working, runs good. Al-
most new tires. $1000 or
bestoffer (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


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Automobiles 4005
Nissan Sentra, '94, runs good
with cold a/c, $2000 or best
o f f e r
(863)763-8286/801-3364

AN


NISSAN STANZA 1985, good
work car, strong motor,
$1295 cash. (561)358-6307
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME 87, V8, Auto. All pow-
er, A/C. Works well. Needs
work. $500 (863)763-9592
PLYMOUTH- '95, 4cy, good
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
TOYOTA COROLLA 1992, 4
Door, Auto., 4 cyl., A/C.
Runs excellent. $1800 or
best offer. (772)461-4044


VOLVO, '88- 4cyl, low miles,
perfect cond., $2200
(561)992-8692.
VW RAIL BUGGY & PARTS -
needs work. $350 or best of-
fer (863)675-6214



BOOM TRUCK, w/bucket,
$2000 or best offer.
(863)673-2483
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?



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.


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UNDERSTAND
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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. $25.
(863)763-6131
TIRES set of,4, 23575R17
$125 (863)675-2558
TOOLBOX full size, like new
condition, diamond plated,
.single lid,' r $120
(863)634-4672
TRUCK TOPPER- Fiberglass,
full size, maroOn, asking
$150 or best offer
(863)357-3564.


CHEVY 3/4 TON PICKUP, '86,
new motor, runs good, good
body, parts only, no title,
$900. (863)673-6738


CHEVY PICK UP 1990, A/C,
V8, Dependable. $1500 or
trade for 150 hp. or larger boat
motor. (863)634-6654
CHEVY SILVERADO '87, 305,
Auto, All Power, CD, A/C,
CC, Bedliner, Reese hitch
$2500. 863-763-7609
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


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent read-
ing with your child from
birth to age nine.


GMC- '89, 1 ton, Flatbed, King
cab, 6 wheel pull, 4x4,
$2500. (863)801-1666
TOYOTA PICK UP 1988, 4
cyl., 4 spd., A/C. Gas saverl'
Runs excellent, $1800 or best
offer. (772)461-4044


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
TOYOTA 4RUNNER- '92, 4x4,
4 door, A/C, $2000. or best
offer. Moving, must sell.
863-357-2787/697-8675


ENCLOSED TRAILER- 12' dou-
ble axle, $1500 or best offer
(863)697-9704.
HOME TRAILER, Bed 11 1/2'
x 51/2'w $600.
(863)635-0079
TILT TRAILER 5x8, w/ re-
movable custom cap. Good
condition. $550
(863)357-5754
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, low mileage,
$750 (863)824-0491.
Dodge 2500 Mark III, '96,
runs good, rides great, needs
transmission work, $2500.
(863)302-1483 -
DODGE RAM- '89, New tires &
transmission, 1st $1500
Takes it! (863)357-3564


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legat Nott o 5500




CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, TENNESSEE
NO. 2005-CP-210
PROBATE DIVISION
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
VINA PIERCE aka LAVINA PIERCE,
DECEASED
NOTICETO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of VINA
PIERCE aka LAVINA PIERCE, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
January 11, 2005, and whose last four
digits of ier Social Security is 7926, is
pending in the Circuit Court for'Okee-
chobee County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 312
Northwest 3rd Street, Suite 135, Okee-
chobee, FL 34872.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against descendants estate on whom
a copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this Court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DSCENDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is September 20, 2005.
Personal Representatives:
Jackie Mooney
7 Vassar Odrive
Rome, Georgia30161
Joy Radcliffe
1115S. Seminole Drive
East Ridge, TN 37412
ll Buffington
RO. Box 2427
PrinceFrededck, MD 20678
MaxPierce, Jr.
274 Council Lane
Ringgold, GA 30736
Attorneys for Personal Representatives:
MitchellL. Meeks
Florida Bar No. 834505
COPELAND, WHITTENBURG &
MEEKS LAW OFFICE
3505 Brainerd Road
Suite 8
Chattanooga, TN 37411-2709
(423) 629-9000
5712 ON 9/20,27/05


I Public No IIce


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2006-CP197
IN RE: ESTATE OF
OOMINICK RIGANO
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Domi-
nick Rigano, deceased, whose date of
death was 2-11-2005; is pending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division; File
Number 2005-CP197; the address of
which is 73 West Flagler St., Miami, FL
33130. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons who have claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or un-
liquidated claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE. ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS. OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED. *
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS SEPTEMBER 16,
2005.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
W. D. Hanford, Esq.
Florida arNo. 033422
8603 S. Dixie Hwy Ste. 207
Miami, FL 33143
Telephone: 305-667-7271
Personal Representative:
Michael Rigano
109 Third St.
Clifton, NJ 07011
85690 ON 9/20.27/05


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Notice
The Value Adjustment Board of Okeechobee County will convene on Tuesday, Octo-
ber 18, 2005 and Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in County Commis-
sion Chambers, 304 NW 2nd Street, Courthouse, Okeechobee, Florida to consider
petitions filed with the Value Adjustment Board.
Usts maintained by the property appraiser of successful and unsuccessful appli-
cants for exemptions are available for consideration by the public at the Office of
Property Apprser, 307 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record must include the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based.

Clif Betts, Jr., Chairman
Value Adjustment Board
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Value Adjustment Board
84540 ON 9/20,27/2005


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Community Events


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


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


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


Church hosting Christian speaker
The First Baptist Church of Okeechobee, 401 S.W. Fourth St., will
host the best'selling Christian author and speaker Beth Moore, who
will be delivering messages via satellite, on Oct. 7 from 7 until 9:30
p.m.'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.


Church to host health fair
SA community health fair will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church complex, 901 S.W. Sixth St., on Surnda., Oct. 9, from 9 a.m.
until noon. Free health services will include blood pressure screenings,
diabetes screenings, eye exams, HIV screenings and skin cancer.
Health education topics will include breast cancer, HIV, obesity educa-
tion and pregnancy to birth. The fair is open to the public, and there
will be free inflatable games for children. Deputies from the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office will be on hand to check the installa-:
tion of your child's car seat.'Booth space and sponsorships are avail-
able. For information, contactAlvaro Ortega at (863) 763-3727.


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


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


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


AARP drivers safety course planned
The Crime Prevention Unit of Okeechobee will sponsor an AARP
dri 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. Participants do not have to be members of AARP, or have
AARP auto insurance. All seniors 50 and over are invited. For informa-
tion, contact instructor D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.


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


L.O.A.A. to host ride
The Lake 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 Okee-
chobee off U.S. 98. For information, contact the Andersons at (863)
763-6069.


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


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


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


Hammock State Park hosts festival
Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring will hold their 20th
Annual Civilian Conservation Corps Festival Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. until 4
.p.m. There will be an antique car show, arts and craft vendors, live
music, kids activities, tram ride, hayrides, CCC Alumni Reunion, a
cracker cowboy poet, pony rides, living history re-enactments and
more! Park admission is $4 per carload (up to eightpeople). Arts and
crafts vendors are needed. The participation fee is $10.70 for the entire
day. Contact Dorothy L. Harris at (863) 634-7695;.or, by.e-mail at
dorothy.l.harris@dep.state.fl.us for information or to request a vendor
Packet. Interested food vendors should contact Nancy. Davis of the
HammockInn 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 Scout-
ing 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, Sun-
days from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are located at 401 S.W Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 763-2171.


Church celebrates open house month
September is open house month for the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Any one in the community who is looking
for a church home or who is interested in knowing more about the 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 servic-
es. Fellowship time is held in the fellowship hall at9 and 10:30 a.m.


Children's Ranch plans yardsales
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.


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