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Vol. 96 No. 271


Brief

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

Inside

Contractor
is arrested
An area contractor has been
arrested for allegedly doing work
outside the scope of his license
and booked into the Okee-
chobee County Jail.
Perry Sallette, 44, S.E. 30th St.,
was arrested Sept. 26 by Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) Deputy Kenneth Sarros
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with contract-
ing without a license during a
state of emergency. He was
booked into the county jail in
lieu of $5,000 bond.
Page 2

FDLE launches
locator service
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement Commissioner
Guy Tunnell announced today
the availability of a new
statewide system for Florida
investigators to find a person
incarcerated in county or state
facilities. The system, called
JANUS/JusticeXchange, pro-
vides criminal justice agencies
with a centralized, web-based
query that searches jail inmate
data through a single mouse
click.
PageS5

Brahmans
to face Sharks
After a close loss (27-13) to
the LaBelle Cowboys, the Okee-
chobee Brahmans will take on
their first conference rival of the
season at Brahman Stadium Fri-
day evening when the Sebastian
River Sharks come to town.
"We had too many penalties
and too many turnovers last Fri-
day against LaBelle," stated
Brahman head coach Chris
Branham. "Both teams hadothe
same number of turnovers. They
cashed in on theirs. We did not."
Page 6


Drought Index
Current: 499
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.53 feet

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

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OUA rate hike approved


New ratesI
will go into
effect Oct. 1
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Good news and bad news
came out of Tuesday morning's
special meeting of the board of
directors of the Okeechobee
Utility Authority (OUA).
The bad news is that cus-


tomers will be paying higher
water bills. The good news is
that OUA might have found a
way to help finance the much-
needed expansion of their
wastewater treatment plant.
After conducting a public
hearing at which no one spoke,
the board unanimously voted to
increase water rates by 2.75 per-
cent and sewer rates by 5 per-
cent. Of that amount, 1 percent
of the water rate increase and I
percent of the sewer rate


increase will go into a special
fund for emergency repairs.
Under the new rate schedule,
which goes into effect Oct. 1, the
base facility charge the mini-
mum charge if no water is used
at all for a single family
dwelling with a three-quarter
inch meter would increase from
$14.80 to $15.21.
The base facility charge for
apartments and mobile homes
will rise from $11.84 to $12.17.
For a non-residential cus-


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tomer with a three-quarter inch
meter the base rate will go from
$18.20 to $18.70.
The base facility charge for
RVs will increase from $4.88 to
$5.01.
The cost per 1,000 gallons of
water in block one will increase
from $3.11 to $3.20.
The sewer base facility
charge for a single-family unit
with a three-quarter inch meter
will increase from $15 to $15.75
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sewer for a non-residential cus-
tomer with a three-quarter inch
meter will increase from $19.20
to $20.16.
The base facility charge for
sewer for mobile homes and
apartments will go from $12.01
to $12.61.
For RVs, the sewer base facili-
ty charge will go to $5.21 from
$4.96.
Since there was no public
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Kindergarten students at Central Elementary School learned about the letter P by flip-
ping pancakes. These students, (left to right) Ruben Rodriguez, Beatriz Perez, and Jar-
rett Faulkner were assisted by parent volunteer Shannon Stripling.


Lake chokes with hurricanes


By MaryAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
The 2006 South Florida Envi-
ronmental Report (SFER) docu-
ments the current activities, exist-
ing studies and future plans to
protect all of South Florida.
All the drinking water in South
Florida comes from the rain that
falls on the plain, the prairie, the
lakes and rivers and driveways,
roofs and motor courts. What
happens to South Florida and its
water determines drinking water
supplies for the human popula-
tion.
The 2004 hurricane season
caused problems for Lake Okee-
chobee. Rainfall caused flooding
and erosion around levees and
canal drainage structures as well
as breaches in canals.
According to the SFER, sever-
al dairy lagoons in the watershed
had such high water levels that
the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection asked
Okeechobee County and state


emergency management to get
portable pumps to lower their
water levels. Three pumps were
delivered to Okeechobee County
and picked up by those farmers
whose systems were closest to
failure. The pumps were used
long enough after the last storm
to lower lagoon water levels
back to normal.
The flooding of yards and pas-
tures floated debris into ditches.
Both Taylor Creek and the Gran-
da Flow Way qualified for federal
cost-sharing help through the
Natural Resource Conservation
Service for debris removal. Data
collected by the U.S. Geological
Survey at 16 sites north of Lake
Okeechobee, and at a majority of
sites monitored by the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) in this region, sug-
gest that the widespread flooding
of both urban and agricultural
land led to an increase in phos-
phorus during and after the
storms.
Hurricanes Frances and


Jeanne hit the lake with sus-
tained winds between 55 and 67
mph and gusts to 80 mph. This
caused "sloshing" or "seiches" of
up to' 10 feet. In addition, the
runoff into the lake and rainfall
onto the lake changed the lake
water level from 12.27 feet NGVD
to 18.02 feet NGVD. The com-
bined effect was the uprooting
and damage to much of the
lake's under water and shoreline
plants.
In addition, the SFER contin-
ues, all forces on the lake water
stirred up the bottom sediment
and carried more sediment ifito
the lake. This clouding of the
water, combined with the high
after-storm water level kept suffi-
cient light from reaching the
plants. More plants died as a
result and few have been able to
grow back.
Adding to the problem, the
lake bottom sediment and the
sediment that washed into the
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News Briefs

Governor appoints
Wilbur to council
OKEECHOBEE Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce
member and supporter Nancy
Wilbur has been reappointed for a
term beginning Sept. 13 and end-
ing June 20, 2007, to the Florida
Independent Living Council by
Governor Jeb Bush.
Ms. Wilbur is the local voice in
this government-appointed council
and provides the Chamber with the
latest news of their activities and
decisions during monthly general
membership meetings.

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 legisla-
tion. Members of the community,
as well as local and county govern-
ments, may present their concerns
to the delegation at this time.
If you are want to address the
delegation, contact 'the Rep.
Attkisson's district office at (407)
943-3078 by Oct. 3.

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

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


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An area contractor has been
arrested for allegedly doing work
outside the scope of his license and
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail.
Perry Sallette, 44, S.E. 30th St.,
was arrested Sept. 26 by Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) Deputy Kenneth Sarros on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with contracting
without a license during a state of
emergency. He was booked into
the county jail in lieu of $5,000
bond.
According to reports by OCSO
Detective Brad Stark, the case dates


Lake

Continued From Page 1
lake had high levels of phosphorus.
Phosphorus, declining in the lake
since the 1980s to below 150 parts
per billion (ppb) in Water Year
(WY) 2003 and 2004, has now
increased to 212 ppb in WY 2005
because of the 2004 hurricanes.
Phosphorus in the lake water is
connected to the "cycling" of phos-
phorus already on the lake bottom
back into the water. A more com-
plex model has been developed by
water scientists, the "Lake Okee-
chobee Water Quality Model"
(LOWQM).
This model shows that four
times as much phosphorus in the
lake comes from inorganic phos-
phorus in sediment on the lake
bottom than comes into the lake.
from outside sources (farms and
urban development). This means
that once the phosphorus coming
from outside is reduced, Lake
Okeechobee would begin to show
a decline of phosphorus. This will
take decades. Until the 2004 hurri-
canes the deeper sediment in the
lake bottom had not been dis-
turbed greatly in the past 75 years.
The impacts of the 2004 hurricanes
on Lake Okeechobee sediments
are currently being evaluated and
will be compared to earlier studies.
In shallow lakes, underwater
plants are very important because
they help clear the water. Their
roots grow in the sediment helping
to hold it in place, plus they use the
phosphorus and nitrogen in the
water by their feeding/growing
process (photosynthesis). Lakes
dense with aquatic plants have
clear water and many plants. If
plants are lost, they change to hav-
ing cloudy water full of sedirhent
and algae bloofns caused by too
much phosphorus.
The aquatic plant community is
checked quarterly by SFWMD and
the entire most important area
mapped once a year to see what
changes are taking place.
The most recent map, August
2004, shows 54,363 acres of plants,
a great deal more than August 2003
when 31,135 acres were found.
This was due to the low water con-
ditions in spring 2004 which


back to last year when Sallette
reportedly entered into an agree-
ment to repair a mobile home that
was damaged due to hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne. A state of
emergency had been declared by
Governor Jeb Bush on Aug. 10,
2004, and did not expire until Sept.
17,2005.
Detective Stark states in his
report that while Sallette, of Sallette
Custom Framing and Construc-
tion, Inc., does have a certificate of
competency for framing and an
occupational license he does not
have the proper licensing to com-,
plete the repair work on the mobile


Special to Okeechobee News
This map shows how land is
watershed.
allowed light to reach the plants
under water. The most recent sam-
pling, April 2005, showed less
plants that at any time since sam-
pling started in 1999. Only 19 per-
cent of the sites had plants at all,
and the sites that had plants had
fewer. This shows the effect of con-
tinued high water and poor light
conditions.
The increased phosphorus in
the water is causing the spread of
nuisance, plants like cattail and tor-
pedo grass in favor of plants that
form breeding and feeding
grounds for fish.
Fish, particularly Black crappie
and largemouth bass, bring over
500 fishing tournaments to Lake
Okeechobee each year, adding $20
million to the local economy, the
report states. Since 1999 when
efforts were begun to increase a
large community of many different
kinds of aquatic plants, the
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home.
The detective goes on to state
that a records search indicates no
application had been made for a
permit to do the work. However,
Sallette reportedly told the detec-
tive that the victim did not want to
pull a permit for the job. Because
of this, he told the investigator, he
did not want the job.
On April 3, 2005, Detective Stark
met with the homeowner. He was
told that Sallette had been hired to
repair a leaking roof, replace a
bathroom floor and linoleum,
replace a carport pan roof, replace
pans over a Florida room, rebuild


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used in the Lake Okeechobee

increase in young fish. This told sci-
entists that the fish needed the
plants for shelter to breed and feed
in. The data on largemouth bass
will not be available until October
2005, concern has been expressed
that the decline of aquatic plants
due to the hurricanes may mean
fewer bass for. fishermen. The
Black Crappie population, based
on a report from January 2005 is
the lowest ever recorded since
1973.
(Editor's note: Public work-
shops on the draft 2006 report are
set for today, Sept. 28 from 8:30
a.m. until 5 p.m. and Thursday,
Sept. 29, from 8:30 a.m. until noon
on the third day. All workshops
will be held at the South Florida
Water Management District Head-
quarters on Gun Club Road in
West Palm Beach. Interested per-
sons may also comment on the
report on-line at:
www.sfwmd.gov.)


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an end wall, replace skirting
around the mobile home and
replace pans over the roof-over
and insulation.
The victim reportedly paid Sal-
lette a total of $17,010 to do the
work.
While Sallette can do some
work on mobile homes, he is not
licensed to do roof repairs, states
the detective.
In an interview with Detective
Stark, Sallette reportedly said he
first met with the victim after Hurri-
cane Frances, but more damage
was done to the home later by Hur-
ricane Jeanne.


OUA

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comment, the board unanimous-
ly approval an $11,164,280 budg-
et for fiscal year 2005/06. The
budget projects total water rev-
enues to be $4,999,497. Total
sewer revenues are projected to
be $3,249,595. Other projected
revenues total $418,173, and
total capital connection charges
are projected to be $2,497,015.
After concluding the public
hearings and adopting the rates
and budget, the board turned to
the pressing matter of waste-
water plant expansion.
The engineering firm of Met-
zger & Willard offered a proposal
in the amount of $563,880,000
that would include design, per-
mitting and bid phase services
for the expansion of the existing
wastewater treatment plant to 4
million gallons a day.
Finance Officer Marita Rice
told the board that if a source of
funding does not come through,
some capital improvement proj-
ects might have to be cut in order
to pay for the engineering pro-
posal.
Executive Director L. C. Fort-
ner noted that OUA had request-
ed an $18 million loan from Rural
Utility Services. There is nothing
definite on the loan at this time.
Rural Utility Services can only
fund $10 million at a time.
Board chairperson Melanie
Anderson noted that even if the
$10 million were approved, there
was still no guarantee for the
additional funding the following
year.
Board member Carl Leonard
said the wastewater plant expan-
sion is OUA's number one priori-
ty and that some capital improve-
ment projects may not be done if
outside funding is not available.
Board member George Long
expressed his concern about
committing to the project with-
out a source funding other than
possibly a loan. He said it made
no sense to make such a com-
mitment to spend those kinds of
dollars with no idea from where
the money is coming.
Mr. Fortner noted that capital
connection charges would
reduce the amount of money
that would have to be borrowed.
Mr. Leonard stated that OUA
was "between a rock and a hard
place" since capital connection
charges cannot be used until a
customer connects, and the cus-
tomer cannot connect until the
capacity is there.
Ms. Anderson noted approv-
ing the engineering proposal
without the necessary funding
"would be like writing a check
before the money is in the bank."
Board member Steve Nelson
said he would discuss funding
with Representative Richard
Machek.
The matter was tabled for lack
of funding.
Mr. Fortner presented a list of
11 proposed residential develop-


Because he did not want the
job, Sallette paid two other men to
do the work, states the detective's
report. The men, he told the inves-
tigator, were from North Carolina
and he had no other information
on them.
Detective Stark's report states
the "craftsmanship of work was
poor". He goes on to write that the
case will now be turned over to the
Department of Business and Pro-
fessional Regulation (DBPR) for
review.
Since the work was allegedly
done during a state of emergency,
it is a third-degree felony.


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ments whose developers
requested developer's agree-
ments to guarantee their request-
ed sewer capacity. The cumula-
tive total capacity involved is
758,650 gallons per day a total
that easily surpasses the tempo-
rary stopgap expansion to 1.23
million gallons a day that has
been funded by a Community
Development Block Grant and is
in the works.
Mr. Fortner told the board two
of the developers on the list had
presented checks to pay the capi-
tol connection fees at the current
rate before it goes up on Oct. 1.
He requested instruction from
the board.
Attorney Devin Maxwell was
at the meeting to represent one
of the developers. He told the
board that his client had already
committed a lot of money to the
project.
Board members were reluc-
tant to sell an amount of capacity
that would exceed the present
available capacity.
"I don't think we can sell any-
thing we don't have," Ms. Ander-
son said.
"How can you sell it if you
don't have it?" asked Mr.
Leonard.
"Yes, we can sell it," was the
opinion of board attorney Tom
Conely.
Mr. Conely stated that the
board could indeed sell capacity
they did not have. Then when it
was time to deliver the capacity,
if was not available, Mr. Conely
said the board could either
refund the developer's money or
extend the agreement.
The board took no formal
action on the developer's agree-
ments.
Once again Curt Lundberg, of
Insite Development Group,
addressed the group. He repre-
sents a group of developers who
are planning a housing develop-
ment in the southeastern portion
of the county near King's Bay,
This group is willing to help
OUA.
"Three or four core people
could commit to a significant
amount of money,". Mr. Lund-
berg said.
He added that a solid $5 mil-
lion to $10 million commitment
is "do-able" in a year.
"We are absolutely ready to
go," he said, promising to come
back and work with the mem-
bers-and to use political pressure
to help the board get funding.
As he did at the Sept. 13 meet-
ing, Mr. Lundberg once again
suggested temporarily using the
King's Bay wastewater treatment
plant and septic tanks until a new
plant could come on line.
"It sound good, but I'm not
comfortable," said Ms. Anderson
of Mr. Lundberg's proposal. She
requested something in writing.
Mr. Long and OUA staff mem-
bers are going to meet with Mr.
Lundberg's people and come up
with a proposed agreement to be
presented to the next board
meeting.


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Arrest Log


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving
Under the Influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, the Okee-
chobee City Police Department,
the Florida Highway Patrol, the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission or the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC).
John Paul Gabor, 29, S.E.
34th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 22 by Deputy Eddie
Baker on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation community
control. His bond was set at
$20,000.'
Corey Nathan, Hardy, 24,
N.W. 12th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 22 by Deputy Cor-
poral J. Royal on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with
failure to appear aggravated bat-
tery on a pregnant person. His
bond was set at $500.
Willie -Joe Harris, 27, Lake-
port, was arrested Sept. 23 by
Detective David Rogers on a
charge of grand theft. His bond
was set at $50,000.
Marion B. Medrano, 44,


Clewiston, was arrested Sept. 23
by DOC's Joseph Cracchiola for
violation of community control -
violation of probation grand
theft. He is being held without
bond.
Billy Garmany, Jr., 22, N.E.
290th Trail, Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept 23 by Deputy
William Suggs on a warrant
charging him with violation of
probation uttering a forged
instrument. He is being held with-
out bond.
James R. Murphy, Jr., 19,
N.W. 39th Circle, Okeechobee,
was arrested Sept 23 by Detective
M.D. Faulkner on charges of
armed robbery (two counts) and
aggravated battery. His total bond
was set at $250,000.
Casondra H. Hutcherson, 22,
N.W. 39th Circle, Okeechobee,
was arrested Sept 23 by Detective
M.D. Faulkner on charges of rob-
bery (two counts) and grand theft
(firearm). Her bond was set at
$450,000.
Perry Smith, 34, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Sept. 23 by
the OCPD on a misdemeanor
charge of loitering or prowling.


His bond on that charge was set at
$1,000. He was also charged with
failure to register as a sexual
offender. He is being held without
bond on that felony charge.
Douglas E. Puckett, 18, N.W.
39th. Circle, Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept 23 by Detective M.D.
Faulkner on charges of robbery
(armed) (two counts) and grand
theft (principle in the first degree).
His total bond was set at $450,000.
Angela N. Winfrey, 23, N.W.
39th Circle, Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 23 by Detective M.D.
Faulkner on charges of robbery
(armed) (one count) and robbery
(unarmed). Her total bond, was
set at $400,000.
Marcel Bates, 28, N.E. 16th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Sept. 24 by Deputy J. Gracie on
charges of possession of cocaine
and the purchase of cocaine. His
bond was set at $10,000.
Tamara Dixon, 24, N.E. 16th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
Sept. 24 by Deputy J. Akins on an
Okeechobee warrant charging
her with violation of probation -
grand theft. She is being held with-
out bond.


Amanda Tarbox, 19, S.E.
Eighth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Dept 24 by Deputy
Sergeant Robert Coleman on
Okeechobee County warrants
charging her with violation of pro-
bation possession of cocaine
(felony) and violation of proba-
tion possession of marijuana
less than 20 grams (misde-
meanor). She is being held with-
out bond.
Tabitha Nealis, 27, N.W. 81st
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested'
Sept 24 by Deputy J. Akins on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with possession of a
controlled substance. Her bond
was set at $5,000.
Jose Isbell Urbina, 21, Canal
Way, Buckhead Ridge, was arrest-
ed Sept. 25 by Deputy Donna Lee
on a charge of lewd and lascivi-
ous. His bond was set at $5,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


Obituaries


Robert D. Reeves, Sr.
Robert D. Reeves, Sr. age 67,
of Okeechobee died Sept. 26,
2005 at Lawnwood Regional
Hospital in Ft. Pierce. Mr. Reeves
was born Dec. 22, 1937 in Clove
Splint, Ky. to Dexter and Lillian
Reeves. He was in the Painters
Union-Local in Portland, Ore.
having come to Okeechobee
from Galveston, Texas earlier this
year. He was a member of the
Worldwide Church of God.
Mr. Reeves is survived by his
son, Robert Jr. (Melinda) Reeves
of Okeechobee, daughters,
Debra (David) Fraser of Okee-
chobee, Tina Greeare of Vancou-
ver, Wash., and Cindy (John)
Armour of'Vancouver, Wash; sis-
ter, Della Sharon of Port Deposit,
Md.; and he is also survived by
the mother of his children, Patri-
cia Anders.
No visitation or services will
be held.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.

Robert Arnold ,
Robert Arnold, iage .92, of
Okeechobee died Sept. 27, 2005
at his home. Mr. Arnold was born
June 2, 1913 to.William Eston
and Mittie Arnold. He was a life-
long resident of Okeechobee hav-
ing been a rancher all his life. Mr.
Arnold was a member of
Basinger Christian. Brethren,
Okeechobee's Cattleman's Asso-
ciation, and Okeechobee Farm
Bureau..
Mr. Arnold was preceded in
death by his wife, Cassie Lee
Arnold in 1993.
He is survived by two sons,
Monroe Arnold of Okeechobee.
and Calvin Arnold of St. Lucie
West; four grandchildren; three
great grandchildren; and -his
brother, Harley Arnold of Okee-
chobee.
Visitation will be held Thurs-
day, Sept. 29, 2005 from 5 until 7
p.m. at Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 10
a.m. Friday. Sept 30,. 2005 at
Grace Christian Church with Pas-
tor Johnny Jarriel officiating.
Interment will follow at Basinger
Cemetery. .
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.

Phyllis Louise Yung
Phyllis Louise Yung, age 84, of
Three Rivers, Mich. formerly of
Okeechobee, passed away Sun-
day, Sept. 25, 2005 at her home
surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Sept. 18, 1921 in
Columbus, Ga., the daughter of
'Agnew and Inez (Cotton)
Hutchinson.
Mrs. Yung has been a resident
of this area for over two years.
She was very active in the V.F.W
Auxiliary and meals-on-wheels,
while in Okeechobee.
She was employed for over
twenty years at Bell South in dif-


ferent areas as a telephone opera- Wade Michael Yates
tor.


Mrs. Yung was preceded in
death by her parents, her hus-
band, George Peter Yung in 2002;
two brothers, and two sisters.
She is survived by her, loving
family, one son, George Paul (Vir-
ginia) Yung, of Three Rivers,
Mich.; three daughters, Rita Web-
ber of Jacksonville, Gigi Flego of
Oaklyn, N.J., and Shirley
(William) Delarm, of Leesburg.
She had twelve grandchildren,
Nick, Heidi, Bobby, Michael,
Mary, Shirley, Dorothy, David,
Gigi, Donald, Amanda, ,Ashley
and eleven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at 10
a.m. until the time of funeral serv-
ice at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30,
2005, at the Hohner Funeral
Home, with Rev. JoAnn Munday
officiating.
Cremation.will take place fol-
lowing the service.
Memorials may be directed to
the First Baptist Church or the Sal-
vation Army, envelopes are avail-
able at the funeral home,

Leona Walker
Culbreth
Leona Walker Culbreth, age
86, of Okeechobee passed away
peacefully at her home in Okee-
chobee on
Monday
evening, Sept.
26, 2005.
Leona was
born to John
Hardy Walker,
Sr. and Esther
LaMartin Walk-
er: on 1August
15, 1919 in Leona Walker.
Okeechobee Culbrth
where she had Cubreth
lived her life.
Her husband, Gilbert Cul-
breth, preceded Leona in death in
1977. She was a loving and devot-
ed mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother to her family,
son, Gil (Marie)Culbreth; daugh-
ter, Susie Hoover (Randy Hard-
en); grandchildren,' Jeffrey
(Amanda) Pinder, Christa (Mark)
Luna, Joanna Hoover, Bert Cul-
breth, Jenny Lee Hoover; great-
grandchildren, Grace and Breck-
en; all of Okeechobee;
grandchildren, Pearce (Sherry)
Durrance, Lance (April) Dur-
rance, and their children all of the
Pensacola area. She will also be
missed by her special friend,
Vivian Douglas as well as other
friends and caregivers.
Visitation will be held at the
First United Methodist Church
from 2 until 3 p.m., Thursday,
Sept. 29, 2005 with funeral servic-
es following at 3 p.m. Rev. Mickey
Evans,and Rev. Bruce Simpson
will officiate. Interment will fol-
low at Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of Okee-
chobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okee-
chobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee. Funeral Home and
Crematory.


Wade Michael Yates, infant,
died Sept. 23, 2005 in Port St.
Lucie.
Survivors include his parents;
Sabrina and Andrew Yates of
Okeechobee; sisters Kelsi and
Brianne Yates of Okeechobee;
maternal grandparents, Linda


and Mike Thomas of Okee-
chobee; paternal grandparents,
Pat and Don Yates of Ft. Pierce.
A graveside service will be
held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept.
29, 2005 at the Port Mayaca
Cemetery in Canal Point with
Rev. James Bennett officiating.
Yates Funeral Home in Ft. Pierce
is in charge of all arrangements.


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JUNKYARD: This is about the junkyard. Let's all have a pity party.
Stop blaming the city for the mess you are in now. For many, many
years you have done anything you wanted. All you had to do was put
up a nice fence and put all of the junk in back. The 30 days extra you
got you did not deserve. It was supposed to be cleaned up by Aug. 26.

POLITICS: If I got tax cuts and could make a lot of money in Iraq,
then I might be willing to forget a lot of political differences. Have a fine
day.

GAS PRICES: I see where the signs are down about the gas prices. If
they don't have a sign up, they get you in there and then throw the
noose around you while you are there. You don't know how much the
gas is until you get in there.

CANALS: I was under the impression the county received a grant to
clean up the canals. This canal in the Treasure Island area is no longer
a canal -- it is mosquito infected disgrace to the county. (Editor's
Note: Okeechobee County did receive approximately $900,000 from
the South Florida Water Management District as a partnership. It
should also be noted that the money given the county is for removal of
sediment, and not hurricane debris.)

THANKS: I am from Franklinton, La. We would like to thank all of
you from Okeechobee for all that you have done for our hometown.
We'd like to thank everyone who donated and did everything you did
for our town.

RADICALS: The Taliban is a bunch of radical terrorists. In the United
States we have the ACLU, which is about the same thing. We need to
stop the radical movements the ACL) is putting out against the Ten
Commandments. These people ought to be stopped.

AMAZED: After reading your article on the front page regarding our
illustrious junkyard, I just shake my head. Time after time I have driven
by the junkyard and seen Mr. Brantley moving his junk to the front of
his business right up to the sidewalk. Now, I am amazed that he can
even begin to complain about being forced to comply with the zoning
board. He has known for years that he had to comply. Instead of doing
so, he just continued to thumb his nose at the city and continued on.
Most of us in Okeechobee understand what Is really going on here. If
this were you or I, we, would have been jailed a long time ago. Just
who does he think he is anyway?

WONDERFUL JOB: I just heard on the television that Michael
Brown,' the former head of the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA), that was let go has been rehired as by FEMA as a con-
sultant. A consultant is supposed to known something about the job
they are being employed for. Whoever hired this man is about as
dumb as the fellow that patted him on the shoulder and said 'Brownie,
you're doing a wonderful job.'


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Community Events


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

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

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


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Looking Back ...
Clearing the land around the lakeshore and exposing the black muck was a boon to farmers who wished to grow crops
in its rich soils. In this 1918 photo, farm workers are harvesting beans on the Rob Upthegrove farm, which was located
on present-day U.S. 441 South. Upthegrove Beach was established about five miles south of Okeechobee City. Do you
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Upcoming Events

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


Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information
call Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863)
467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social
Security Death Index and military information available. For infor-
mation, 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 Ray Worley
at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923, for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W.
Third Ave. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive 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 caregivers 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.


Friday
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring.
Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information,
call Fran at (863) 382-6978 or Juana at (863) 471-9795.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at
thefirst United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The pub-
lic is invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to los-
ing weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For information, contact
Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. This will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. This will be an open speaker meeting.
Sobriety in the Swamp Club is a public service group that
offers a place for people in recovery to meet. There are AA and
NA meetings seven days a week, and at different times. The club
also offers a safe place to come and hang out, have coffee and
fellowship with others. The hours of operation are: 9 a.m. until 10
p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. Friday
through Saturday; and, from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sundays.
For information on meeting times, call (863) 763-5385.


Community Events

Main Street membership meeting slated
A Main Street general membership meeting will be held at the
Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., on Wednesday, Sept.
28, at noon. Members and general public are welcome. For infor-
mation, contact Lydia Jean Williams at (863) 357-MAIN.

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 business-
es so that the church can fill the orders. For information, call
(863) 763-7227 or (863) 763-4654. Orders will be taken until the,
end of September.

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

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

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

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

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

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







The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Telemarketing scam leads

to $150,000 in restitution


Special to Okeechobee News/LOAA
Later wins rifle
Ms. Ruth Later won the 22-caliber Magnum Savage rifle
with hard case (valued at $250) given away in the Lake
Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) Labor Day Festi-
val drawing. Ms. Later's name was drawn on Thursday,
Sept. 10, at LOAA's regular monthly meeting. Ms. Later
says this is the first time she's attended the Labor Day Fes-
tival and the first time that she's ever won anything! Hav-
ing moved to Okeechobee from Logan, Ohio, Ms. Later is
active in her local church, enjoys quilting and gardening,
and is quite familiar with safe gun handling practices.
Funds raised from the gun giveaway support LOAA's
scholarship fund. Dennis Anderson, president of LOAA
presented Ms. Later with the rifle. John Whidden, owner of
Big Gator Pawn, selected the gun for LOAA and handles
the transaction, including performing the background,
check of the recipient.


TALLAHASSEE Victims who
were bilked out of more than
$150,000 in a foreign currency
scam will each receive full and
immediate restitution, Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
today. A Broward County man
today pled guilty to criminal racket-
eering, conspiracy and grand theft
charges and will provide $150,000
in immediate restitution to 15 vic-
tims who either lived in Florida or
were victimized when the scam
operated from within the state.
Daniel Fasciana of Fort Laud-
erdale was part of a scheme in
which telemarketers enticed their
targets into buying bogus foreign
currency options and gave unreal-
istic promises of a huge profit, often
two or three times the amount
invested. The scheme ensnared
some 200 victims who lost some $2
million nationwide. Fasciana pled
guilty to all the charges and agreed
to testify against his co-defendants.
He will be placed on 10 years pro-
bation.
One of the scam's Florida vic-
tims was Ann Von Duerring of
Kissimmee, who is in her 90s and
suffers from Alzheimer's disease.
She lives with her daughter, Ann
Schneider, who feared her mother
had no case because she had very
little paperwork or proof of the
scam, in which Von Duerring lost
almost $26,000 her entire life
savings. Crist's office pursued the
case and was able to recover Von
Duerring's money.
"These con artists worked very
hard to steal from law-abiding citi-
zens," said Crist. "The false promis-
es and outright lies robbed good
people of their hard-earned money,
sometimes their life savings. We


"The false promises
and outright lies
robbed good people of
their hard-earned
money, sometimes
their life savings."
Charlie Crist,
Attorney General
will continue to seek justice for citi-
zens who fall prey to scams."
Six of the 15 victims are Florida
residents who lost almost $73,000
in amounts ranging from $5,375 to
$25,945, and the others were vic-
timized while the organization ran
its boiler-room operation out of
South Florida.
When investigators closed in on
the scheme, the operators moved
first to Georgia and then to
Louisiana. The period covered by
criminal charges ran from April
2001 through June 2002.
Crist's Office of Statewide Prose-
cution, in conjunction with the FBI,
the federal Commodities and
Futures Trading Commission
(CFTC) and the Broward County
Sheriff's Office, will continue its
case against Fasciana's nine co-
defendants on similar charges. Five
co-defendants Paul Stanley,
Stephen Delong, James Augello,
Elaine Kazanas and Thomas Desta-
cio have been arrested and are
awaiting trial. The other four co-
defendants Tony Russo, James
Sexton, Ronald Catone and Antho-
ny Garcia- are still at large.
The CFTC is pursuing civil reme-
dies in federal court for victims
nationwide.


Submitted to Okeechobee' News/Van Brazill
Democratic dinner
Members of the Okeechobee Democratic Party attended
the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Friday, Sept. 23,
at the Shrine Club on Hwy 78 W. to listen to guest speak-
er, Democratic Rep. Richard Machek. Other members of
the Okeechobee Democratic Party in attendance were
Vince Lamariana (left) and Dr. Pat Brennan who is the
president of the Democratic Party in Okeechobee.


FDLE launches statewide

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Florida Department of Law
Enforcement Commissioner Guy
Tunnell announced today the avail-
ability of a new statewide system
for Florida investigators to find a
person incarcerated in county or
state facilities. The system, called
JANUS/JusticeXchange, provides
criminal justice agencies with a
centralized, web-based query that
searches jail inmate data through a
single mouse click.
In addition to Florida data,
JANUS/JusticeXchange contains
data from participating institutions
in other states, as well as photo-
graphs and information about an
offender's violent indicators. Previ-
ously, investigators seeking inmate
information were required to'con-
tact jails and prisons individually to
see if they housed a particular sus-
pect, witness, or subject of a war-
rant. JANUS/JusticeXchange also
contains a "watch" feature, which
allows investigators to "flag" the
system with a suspect's drame and
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that suspect is booked into any of
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"We are very pleased to put this
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During the FDLE's weeklong
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6 SPORTS


Brahmans to face Sharks Friday evening


cashed in on theirs. We did not."
The only two touchdowns of
the game for the Brahmans
came from handoffs by Brah-
man quarterback Travis Conrad
to sophomores LeShawn Hen-
derson and Timmy Williams.
The lone point after for the Brah-
mans was made by Sean Petry.
"Friday night's game against
the Sharks will be a dog fight,"
explained Branham. "This is a
game we're not supposed to
win. But, they are a mirror
image of our team. They have


the same amount of talent, the
same number of athletes and
play the same aggressive form of
football that we do. They also
have an outstanding running
back and defensive end."
Sebastian River (2-2) tram-
pled Port St. Lucie last Friday
night 43-7 with the help of full-
back Ervin Everett who went 248
yards on 22 carries and made
four touchdowns. The Brah-
mans will tangle with the Sharks
Friday evening at Brahman Sta-
dium in this important confer-


ence game.
Members of- the O.C.R.A.
football program, the Pop Warn-
er football program and the
Chobee Bulls will receive free
admission to the game if they
are wearing their football jerseys
or their cheerleading uniforms.
The game is set to begin at 7:30
p.m.
The Brahmans will face other
conference opponents Ft. Pierce
Westwood on Oct. 14 at Brah-
man Stadium and Martin County
on Oct. 28 at Stuart.


no one and (17) Harry White.
Sept. 23: First place-Russ
Adams, Jr. Second place-
George Guydosh. Last place-
Vicki Onings. Closest to pin-
(2) Ida Curtis, (8) Bruce Syjud,
(11) George Guydosh and
(17) George Guydosh.


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Athletes in uniform
to get free admission
All team members and cheer-
leaders of the O.C.R.A. football
program, the Chobee Bulls and
the Pop \\Viarner .tibdall pro-.
gram w .l b-Ci e Iwt':- .,'ri'iis.ii:
to the Biar.-rrin :,i:.[tI all game
against the Sebastian River
Sharks Friday evening at Brah-
man Stadium. In order to receive
this free admission the athletes
must be wearing their football
jerseys or their cheerleading uni-
forms. The game is scheduled to
begin at 7:30 p.m.
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 ih
Clewiston.
The entry fee is $120 per two-
person team. There will be pay-
outs for first through fifth places.
The big bass a,v'. a d is $7,850'
(based on a 125-boat field) plus
an additional $3,520 guaranteed
donated by various -poinsors
Contact Jim' Pollock at (954)
695-6035 or e-mail :him at
bigreeljim@aol.com for infor-
mation. Or, entry forms can be
downloaded at
www.etearhmz.com/bigreelsfla/.

Touchdown Club
seeks new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this-


club is to promote pride,
respect, spirit and unity among
the O.H.S. players and student
body, staff, coaches, families and
the business community.


Anyone interested in the foot-
ball program at 0 H S is invited
to join. Br :iz'i-rr me ership is
$300; silver membership is $600;
gold membership is $900; and,
platinum membership is $1,200.
A portion of each member-
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fund, and another portion goes
into a scholarship trust..
For information, call Brah-
man head football coach Chris
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Second place
Danny Cottone finished in second place at the Big "0"
Junior Teen Anglers Bass Club tournament Saturday at
Okee-Tantie Marina. Cottone brought five fish weighing
at total of 4.40 lbs. to the scale to capture second place
honors.


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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
After a close loss (27-13) to
the LaBelle Cowboys, the Okee-
chobee Brahmans will take on
their first conference rival of the
season at Brahman Stadium Fri-
day evening when the Sebastian
River Sharks come to town.
"We had too many penalties
and too many turnovers last Fri-
day against LaBelle," stated
Brahman head coach Chris
Branham. "Both teams had the
same number of turnovers. They





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8 LIFESTYLES The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Births


IRCC presents


'The Mars Show'


Miranda Marlene Jones
Miranda


Marlene

Jones
Matthew Jones and Courtney
Drahos of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the birth of their
daughter Miranda Marlene Jones.
She was born on Sept. 2, 2005, at
Florida Hospital in Sebring. She
weighed 7-pounds 2-ounces and
was 20 inches long at birth:
Miranda was welcomed home
by Melinda Byrd, Stephanie Dra-
hos, Jessica Ross, Jeff and Stuart
Davis.
Miranda's maternal grand-
mother is Karen Davis of Okee-
chobee and her paternal grand-
parents are Stevie and Mitty Jones
of Okeechobee.


Emily Christina Rogers




Emily Christina Rogers


Emily

Christina

Rogers

Derrick and Heather Rogers
of Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Emily Christina
Rogers. She was born on July 14,
2005, at Lawnwood Medical
Center in Ft. Pierce. She weighed
3-pounds 5-ounces and was 15
inches long at birth.
Emily was welcomed home
by her maternal grandparents,
David and Lauren Howle of
Okeechobee. Her paternal
grandparents are Jimmy and
Tammy Rogers of Okeechobee.


Spotlight on Okeechobee


A special thank you
My sister Mary arrived in Okee-
chobee after fleeing the devasta-
tion in New Orleans with one suit-
case of clothing. Being an insulin
dependent diabetic quick help was
necessary. This goes out to the citi-
zens of Okeechobee for their com-
passion and assistance in her time
of need. There is a special thank
you to Debbie and Candace of the


Okeechobee Branch of the Ameri-
can Red Cross, the county health
nurse and to Anna of Wal-Mart
Pharmacy Department. Somehow
thank you does not seem enough
so I offer a special prayer to all that
helped. Mary will be relocating to
San Francisco, Calif. But will
always have a special feeling for
the citizens of Okeechobee.
Sincerely, Bo McCollum


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Community Events

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 car-
load (up to eight people). Arts and crafts vendors are needed.
The participation fee is $10.70 for the entire day. Contact
Dorothy L. Harris at (863) 634-7695; or, by e-mail at
dorothy.l.harris@dep.state. fl. us for information or to request a
vendor packet. Interested food vendors should contact Nancy
Davis of the Hammock Inn directly at (863) 385-7025.

Baptist Church opens library
First Baptist Church Library invites everyone to check out
books, tapes, CDs, DVDs and Christian materials. They are open
Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Wednesday, from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m.; and, Sundays from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are located at
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Anniversary


Bridal Gala to be held

October 3, in Sebring


SEBRING-The Central Florida
Bridal Gala will be held at the Kenil-
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Irom 6 until 9 p.m.
There will be drawings for hon-
eymoon packages, door prizes,
both brides and grooms will have
the chance to meet with approxi-
mately 30 companies that can
assist them with all the details
needed for the perfect wedding.
'iwo featured events at the Cen-
tral Florida Bridal Gala will be free
engagement photos for every cou-
ple, and drawings for two great
honeymoon packages available for
brides to enter. Seigal Photography
of Lake Wales will be taking
engagement photos at the show
for all interested couples attending
and will send them to the bride.
The bride who dreams of car-
riage rides on cobblestone streets


and honeymoon stays in historic
mansions will want to win the
drawing for a three-night stay at the
upscale, historic Kehoe House in
Savannah, Ga. Kehoe House is a
bed and breakfast located in the
heart of Savannah's historic district,
and is only a few minutes walk
from the River Street.
Couples will also have a chance
to win a five-night stay at the
Embassy Suites in Las Vegas, Nev.
There will also be hors d'oeu-
vres, a chocolate fountain, cham-
pagne flutes, sodas and coffee dur-
ing the gala in Sebring. A fashion
show will also be presented.
Admission to the gala is $8 in
advance and $10 at the door.
Brides and vendors may register at
WedAlert.com or by calling Tenille
Lee, Kenilworth Lodge (863) 385-
0111, ext 140.


George and Ruth Green on their wedding day.


Engagements


Ricky

Borkowski

and Angel

Mars
Phillip Mars and Julie Ming of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Angel N. Mars to
Ricky N. Borkowski of Okee-
chobee. The prospective groom
is the son of Bruce and Sharon
Dari of Okeechobee.
The wedding is planned for
Feb. 12, 2006, at the chapel
behind Sybil's Flowers. The
reception will be- held at- the
Okeechobee Civic. Center. on
U.S. Hwy. 98.
The bride is a 2004 graduate
of Okeechobee High School. She
is employed as a pharmacy tech-
nician with Wal-Mart.

Thomas

Landgren

and Amber

Thiboult
Douglas and Janetta Thiboult
of Okeechobee are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Amber Thiboult
to Thomas Landgren of Okee-
chobee. The wedding will be
held on Oct. 12, 2005, at the
Church of God, 16245 N.W. 184
Drive, Okeechobee.
The groom is the son of Joey
Landgren and Ann Hoskins of
Tampa and Okeechobee. After
the wedding the couple will
reside in North Carolina.


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

Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in a
school setting. Child Find provides
free screenings on speech and lan-
guage, development, vision, and
hearing. For information, contact
Debbie Wagner at (800) 358-8525.

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents.
Permanent and part-time volun-
teers provide direct patient sup-
port services such as companion-
ship, telephone contacts, letter
reading, main caregiver relief and
other non-medical assistance.
The\. also assist fHospice in fund
raising, clerical and office support
Age is not a barrier. For informa-
tion, visitt Hospice of Okeechobee
at 411 S.E. Fourth St., Okee-
chobee, or call (863) 467-2321.


Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m..

Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
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calls? .They will come to your
home 'td discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat; This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety, check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.

Club will
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The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
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Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
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canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
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Okeechobee, FL 34972
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S* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
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202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
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3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
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Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
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Stuart, FL
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1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
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Dry Wall Framing Pipefitting
11781 Hwy. 441 SE Okeechobee
863-357-3313
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1-888-784-6724
Workers' Compensation Personal Injury
Social Security Disability Wrongful Death
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Office: 863*467-2399
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"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 981 St. Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165


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110 N.E. 5th St.
(863) 763-1994
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763-0123


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We service all makes and models.
Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential Commercial Mobile Home
410 SE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee
357-2717
License # RA0066862


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SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Family & Civic Law
200 S.W. 9th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974,
(863) 467-6570





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"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Edward R. Jones, Owner Est. 1991
467-1809
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Community Events


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
A community health fair will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church complex, 901 S.W. Sixth St., on Sunday, 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, contact Alvaro 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
driver safety course on Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
both days. Tuition is $10 and must be paid by check. The event will be
held behind the office of the Okeechobee County Tag Agency, 307
N.W. Fifth Ave. Registration for these classes should be done in
advance. Participants do not have to be members of AARP, or have
AARP auto insurance. All seniors 50 and over are invited. For informa-
tion, contact instructor D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

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

L.O.A.A. to host ride
The Lake 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.


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Full Service Mortgage Broker
Quality Companies & Professional Service


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Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of oper-
ation 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.

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

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-Thurs-
day, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.


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100.NW PARK ST
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy,
Open 24 Hours

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VQoole''s Sheds
FULL.INSULATED SHEDS
"We Custom Build To Meet Your Needs"
We Sell Doors & Windows
2570 NW 16th Blvd.
(863) 763-7008
Email: wooleyssheds@earthlink.net


Karns Tractor
fService
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60thAve. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)


PROFESSIONAL
LAWN CARE
Serving All of Okeechobee Countty
Mowing Edging Weed Eating
Hedge Trimming Landscaping
Clean Up Jobs
0Dave & Pete Dreher
863-697-3531
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STUMP REMOVAL
SNo Hole To Fill
Affordable Prices
No Stump To Large or Small

i 763-5582

634-6115.


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863-634-0060
206 NW 360 Ave.* Okeechobee
Company ID #7646


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FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING DELIVERY FAX SERVICE
SERVICE AVAILABLE (863) 763-3012



CHAMPIONO jJ
Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
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Okeechobee, FL
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863-467-2224


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"20 Year, ofExperience Working For You."
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Shawna L. Dunn Dennis A. Dunn
Okeechobee: 863-467-8707
Palm Beach: 561-644-2950
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Minor Handyman Work
Licenced & Insured
Lic. #CCC057253
(863) 467-2382


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TRACTOR
W Branson Mahindra
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and Equipment
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(863) 467-7500
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Supplies:
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Janitorial Cleaning Shop
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(800)650-2427.


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


BROWN BRINDLE- Medium
size, vic of U-Save, nice dog.
Call to identify
(863)674-0537.
CHIHUAHUA Vic. of Burman
Rd. Please call to identify
(863)484-031.3
FEMALE HUNTING DOG.
Underhill Road & CR 721, call
to identify (863)467-1521.
GREETING CARD- With Gift
Certificates. Call to identify.
(863)763-7888


BLACK LAB, Lost in Country
Hills Estates. Male. Answers to
Pepper. Very friendly. Child's
pet. (863)763-2501 REWARD!
BOXER- male, rust/white, 6yrs
old, purple collar, vic of
SR70 & 80th Ave. Little girl
misses (863)824-0800.
CUR DOG- F, 9 months old,
red w/white blaze. Vic of U-
Save on 9/14.'
(863)228-0580/634-4480.
JACK RUSSEL, Female, "Isis"
Black collar w/spikes, White
w/brown spots on ears. Vic of
Riviera Fiesta. (863)675-1203


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LOST CAT- Blackish/Gray Tab-
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Had surgery on 21st Needs
medicine. (863)467-4664


ALUMINUM ROOFING PANELS
12" wide. Free for the taking.
(863)946-1481
HUSKY DOGS- Male & Fe-
male, Free To Good Home!
(863)357-2494
KITTENS- (2) 8wks old, to
good homes, very cute, 1
male 1 female, in/out litter
trained (863)635-3439.
KITTENS, Very cute! Free To
Good Homes Only!
Black/white & orange/white.
(863)763-7441
MIN PIN/GOLDEN RET. PUPS
1 m, 1 f, jet black, 8wks old,
good w/ kids. Odd match but
adorable (863)763-5030
REFRIGERATOR- works, you
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Employment -
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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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EXPERIENCED COOKS,
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Competitive Wages.
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BADCOCK FURNITURE
Delivery/Warehouse person.
Must be able to load/
unload/assemble furniture.
No Phone Calls.
Apply 512 WN Park St.
BADCOCK FURNITURE
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Apply 512 WN Park Street
BOOM TRUCK OPERATOR/
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863-467-1932 evenings or
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BRICKLAYERS, STONE
MASONS & LABORERS
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EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITIES @
Big Lake National Bank
Loan Processor
SCollections Rep.
Mortgage Lender
Credit Analyst
Banking experience
preferred, however will train
the right candidate. Join our
team and enjoy an excellent
compensation package
including medical, dental,
life insurance and 401 K
retirement plan.
Apply in person at
107 SW 17St., Suite B.,
Okeechobee. EOE, DFW.

Equipment Operators
. Needed Loader& Dozerfor
construction in Port St Lucie.
Call: 954-818,2521

EXPERIENCED ALUMINUM
INSTALLERS
Needed immediately in
Tallahassee area. Good pay,
steady work. Call Florida
Screened Enclosures at:
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FEED MILL
WORKERS NEEDED
2nd and 3rd shift,
Computer Experience a
Plus, Benefits Available
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
863-763-5586.
HARVESTING COMPANY
Looking for a Harvesting
Supervisor. Experienced in
Fresh Fruit preferred.
Interested please fax resume
to 239-369-2267
HARVESTING COMPANY
Looking for a Mechanic.
Interested please fax resume
to 239-369-2267
HHA'S & CNA'S &
COMPANIONS
Wanted, good pay.
Shirley's Personal Care
Services (863)467-6399 Or
(72)223-4620
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MODELS! Make
$75-$250/day. All ages and
faces wanted! No exp. Re-
quired. FT/PT!
(800)714-7565.
0/0 Driver FFE, The F/S is
higher here! $1.09 Avg.
$2,000 sign-on $2,600 re-
ferral bonus. Base plate pro-
vided. No truck no problem.
Low cost lease purchase
with payment as low as
$299/Wk. (800)569-9298.
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Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference # 5600.
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Class A CDL Required.


Benefits Available.
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Walpole Feed &

Supply

2595 NW 8th Street


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

Owner Operators:
Dedicated Runs
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Iyr. Exp., 23yo, CDLA
800-741-6500
Walpole, Inc.

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Housekeeping'- Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)

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


FOOD SERVICE PERSONNEL
JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL FEEDING PROGRAM
FOOD PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE
CLEAN BACKGROUND &
DRUG SCREENING
BENEFITS
863-467-5600
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant curs,e .tnam g a. Okcc hobee
Healthcare Facility and bcorne a ,\ in 4 ,., weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/ exIerienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qi;alified CNAs are
then eligible for LI PN training, Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442



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FULL TIME
Must have experience.
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Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore

Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440



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

Pasture
Development
Foreperson
Lykes Bros, Inc.
Ranch Division -
has an opening ,, 1.
for PDF to oversee -o.
operation for approximately eight tractors
involved in the planting/production of
pastures. To supervise fertilization pro-
grams, chemical applications, weed con-
trol and pasture maintenance programs.
Successful candidates would have prior
experience with pasture grasses & a valid
Florida Drivers License. Accepting appli-
cations Mon-Fri 8am-3pm
Lykes Bros, Inc. Ranch Division
106 SW County Rd 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Drug Free Workplace AA/EOE/M/F/D/V
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HOUSING AND
ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST
Grant consultant working for Okeechobee
County needs assistant to take housing assis-
tance applications from homeowners, per-
form eligibility verifications, conduct limited
inspections of existing" housing and construc-
tion, process contractor payment requests,
and perform other tasks as needed. Must
have a good balance of people skills and
detailed administrative abilities; good work-
ing knowledge of Word and Excel; written
and verbal communication skills; personal
integrity; willingness to take direction and
also work unsupervised; patience with indi-
viduals who are under stress; willingness to
maintain an office space that is clean, neat and
organized. Prefer some college education
along with appropriate work experience.
Send resume to 5378 Carisbrooke Lane,
Tallahassee, FL 32309.

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


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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


MOBILE
HOME
SALES
Exp. a must. Sign
on bonus. High
commissions,
Health benefits'
avail. Southeast'sTM
largest Clayton
mobile home dealer
Please Fax Resume to:
863-401-8150



PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Lc irn i or Feii'1 Sue r vi or
fo- sugar andre cpepr.ilron E-p
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax re-
sume to 561-996-8559.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Berefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
STABLE CAREER. IMMEDIATE
OPENINGS! Positions
available for Experienced
CDL Holders. Also Company
Funded Truck Driver Training
offered. Financial assistance
for Hurricane Victims.
(877)PRIME-JOB. www.pri-
meinc.com.
W&W Lumber of Okeechobee
now accepting applications
for Cashier & Hardware help.
Bi-Lingual a plus. DFWP



ASSISTANT NEEDED: For
Quadriplegic w/Exercise &
Daily Routine. No exp. needed.
Will train. (863)634-6869
THERAPIST- FT
Competitive Salary, Excellent
Benefits, B.S. Psychology or
related field, 2 yrs. experience
with adolescents preferred.
Fax resume to 863-357-5913
or Call 863-634-5760.



P/T PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
Exp. preferred. Weekday after-
noons to 6pm & Saturdays to
2pm. Contact The Medicine
Shop w/you resume at
105NW5thSt.



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

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never accept any advertise-
menl thaI is illegal or con-
sidered Iraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if yoe
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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nance. (877)843-8726
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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


DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
NEED A LAWYER? All Criminal
Defense & Personal Injury.
*Feloni es*Domestic Vio-
lence *Misdemeanors *DUI
*Traffic *Auto Accident
*Wrongful Death. "Protect
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(800)733-5342.


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances .515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins!Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools. 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


KITCHEN SINK w/faucet, old,
cast iron, $25.
(863)763-6901
SEW MACHINES (3)- Antique,
need some work, $125
takes all (863)467-1574.
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DRYER/WASHER like new,
$250 for both
(863)467-4366 / 634-2303
FREEZER, UPRIGHT: Ken-
more. Like new. $200.
(863)674-1105
REFRIGERATOR GE Profile,
4yrs. 23cu ft, ice/water dis-
penser. $350
863-946-0614/215-527-9221
REFRIGERATOR- Gibson Frost
Clear, Almond, Works great,
Very cold! $50.
(863)357-0615


STOVE: 30", Electric, Like
new. $100 (772)215-9168
STOVE, MAGIC CHEF, White,
4 Burners, Oven storage
drawer. Works great! $75.
(863)634-0245
WASHER & DRYER: Large ca-
pacity. Like new. $225.
(772)215-9168
WASHER, $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
separate. (573)517-2577
SCHWINN, 1955- Original
condition, $900.
(863)467-5756.



4 STEEL BUILDINGS! 24x36
$4,497. 36x48 $6,980.
40x64 $9,993. 50x130
$13,986. Must Sell!! Call
BEN (800)863-9469.
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)763-7613.
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
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


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, w/all addition-
al pieces, wheat pattern,
$450 neg. (863)357-2233


ADULT/KIDS CLOTHES 16
banana boxes & 2 garbage
bags full. Will separate or
$400 for all (772)597-.0146
WEDDING GOWN- Formal,
Ivory, size 6, battefiburg 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 XPR
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.


BED, Canopy: King Sz w/ Sim-
mons Beauty Rest xFirm Mat-
tress. Paid over $1600, Asking
$500 (863)357-2110
BED, Twin w/drawers below.
$50.(863)824-0945
BR Set, King size, all wood,
$500 or best offer.
(863)467-1072
COMFORTER SETS twn (2)
camouflage, w/ blanket,
sheets, pl. cases, curtains &
shelves $100 863-447-0965
DESK- With bookshelf, Key
board drawer, Light oak
w/metal accent. $40.
(863)357-0615
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.
KITCHEN TABLE, $50.
(863)634-0779
LIVING RM & BEDROOM Furn
.20 different pcs. Located 20
mi SE of Okee. on FL 710.
$300 will sep. (772)597-0146
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


CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.

(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART EZ Go electric,
'04 Freedom SE series. Like
new, only driven twice. Many
xtras $3,795 (561)818-1482
GOLF CART- Club Car, '91,
Electric, Great condition.
$1250. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART- Club Car, '97,
Body shell, no frame. $175.
(863)675-1472
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
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
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
condition, $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
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business;
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www. onlin etide water-
tech.comn.
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.
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DRUM SET, BY: TAMA, Brand
new symbols & stands.
$650 or best offer.
(863)763-3765
ORGAN Hammond, double
keyboard. Pd over $4000
Asking $100 (863)675-0235


AMERICAN PITBULL PUPPIES
6 males, 6 females. -
Call 863-634-3508 or
863-634-5620
BABY QUAKER & Black head-


ed Counard, $170 will sell
sep. (863)673-2483
BEAGLE, Male, 1 yr. old, Tri-
Colored, CKC papers. Loves
kids. Up to date shots. $100
(863)484-0314
BEAGLE- Male, 2yrs old, Tri-
colored. C.K.C. papers,
Loves kids, House broke,
$150 863-484-0314 Lv msg
BEAGLE PUPS- 8wk, shots,
ACA registered, Call Monica
(863)634-7864.
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
PARROT CAGE Large. Asking
$300 (863)674-0205


HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1999.
(863)983-7751



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



COLOR TV 43", w/ remote.
$200. Can be seen at 6685
Hwy 441 SE in Okee. The blue
& white tdr @ the end of lane.
SANYO 17" color, Panason-
ic, 17", color. $50 for both,
will separate (863)357-4831


GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
..' male w/wheel kit installed,
u) HP 5000 watt, 120/240v
-"160FIRM (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


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art. Paying
$200-$5000 (772)562-5567

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830,
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840.
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 880
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865

-E

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



DIXON- Zero turn, 38" cut,
Great shape, new tires, $700
or best offer. (863)467-5616
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 LAWN MOWER'98
Snapper, 9h/p. Runs good, like
new condition $450 or best of-
fer (863)517-1177
RIDING MOWER, Murray, 14.5
hp, 42" cut. Auto trans. $550.
(863)697-2033.


CHIHUAHUA, Larger size.,
Male, 12 wks. old. $100 or
best offer. (863)697-1095
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES 1
male, 2 female, all black &
white. Parents on prem. $150
ea. (863)675-3915 PIs Iv msg
DACHSHUND, Chocolate, Full
Blooded. 10 months old.
Male. Good w/kids. $150
(863)763-5883
DOG PEN Chain link, 4 pan-
els, 10x6 + door. $100
(863)467-3645
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
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


Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sal 10TS
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale. 1055
Property lnspeclnlOl05O
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property. -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Prowty 1D80,




Service Business FSBO. Sky's
the limit in this large MIL-
LION DOLLAR business.
http://Iandscapeandtreecofs-
- bo.homestead.com
For More Info Call
(941)485-9212.
RJHoss-Sale 1025


BANK FORECLOSURES!
Homes from $10,0001 1-3
bedroom available! HUD, Re-
pos, REO, etc. These homes
must sell! For Listings Call
(800)571-0225 Ext H373.
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
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, 5.6 ac,
3br, 2ba. Lg sc. rm, cleared &
.fenced, beautiful trees &
Idscpg. Horses OK, Ig barn &
arena. Subdiv. into 4 sep. lots.
$475K (863)824-8793
OKEECHOBEE- For sale by
owner/agent, 3br, 2ba, block
home, w/lake access,
$225,000, (863)634-5792.


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
Ft. Drum Ranchette, 5 acres,
high & dry, fenced, w/single
wide mobile home, new
elec., beautiful property,
$200,000. (772)215-3290
IDEAL FOR DEVELOPMENT
193 Acres. Well; electric. 4
ml from town on Hwy 98 N.
Close to school. $20K per
ac.re. (863)634-6110
(863) 634-6071 '


Employment
alme 0101


Employ--en
Fjnull im 101


TENNESSEE FAINTING
GOATS- $160 call evenings
(863)675-4098 La Belle
area.

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhousea ient920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Reat 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 3 Br, 2 Ba
on the water. No utilities, un-
furnished. $1000 mo.
863-824-0981
HOUSE FOR RENT 2 BR 1 ba,
by Kissimmee River, $500 mo.
1st mo & sec. dep. to move
in. No Dogs (561)746-5852
Okeechobee's NicestI New
1&2 BR homes-waterfront,
clean & quiet, from $600.
(863)824-2248 (772)215-2757
TREASURE ISLAND, 3 Br, 2
Ba on water. No util., unfur-
nished, cathedral ceiling, shed,
carport. $1000. mo.
(863)824-0981



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


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



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








16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, September 28, 2005


l bic Noid 005


Sb'Na t c


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



BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN
THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF
WESTERN NC. Homes, Cab-
ins, Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
Coastal North Carolina Water-
front! 3+/- Acres, $99,900
Beautifully wooded parcel on
deep boatable water with ac-
cess to ICW, Atlantic &
sounds. Prime location close
to town. Paved rds, u/g
utilities, county water. Excel-
lent financing. Call now
(800)732-6601 x 1405
Coastal Southeast Georgia
Large wooded water access,
marsh view, lake front, and
golf oriented homesites from
the mid $70's Live oaks,
pool, tennis, golf.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
erspoint.com.
GRAND OPENING SALE! Lake
Bargains! Water access from
$34,900 w/ FREE Boat Slips.
PAY NO CLOSING COSTS!
Sat & Sun Oct. 15 & 16.
Huge pre-construction sav-
ings on beautifully wooded
parcels at 34,000 acre lake
Tennessee. Enjoy unlimited
water recreation. Surrounded
by state forest. Lakefront
available! Excellent financing!
Call now (800)704-3154
X 658..
Lake Lot Sales. Beautiful Lake
Russell. Starting from
$49,995 with community
water. O/F on selected lots
$300 down. www.lakerus-
sellproperties.com. Call Jim-
my (706)213-6734 '
Montana Fine Dining E-tib-
lishment. Seats +/- -, fu.,11
Liquor/Casino license; Oper-
ating ,11,r.1,,1 llIUrii- Estab-
lished Clientele; World Class
Hunting & Fishing. Montana
Land Brokers.
(406)485-2399.
Montana Land Auction:
10/25/05 +/- 1396 acres
offered in three tracts, CRP
provides good income & fan-
tastic wildlife habitat, great
access (406)485-2399 or
(406)485-3698 www.mon-
tanalandauctions.com.
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Spectacular new gated river-
front community, near Ashe-
ville. 1+ acre homesites
from the 40s.. No time re-
quirement to start building.
Call Today: (866)292-5762.
NC MOUNTAIN CABIN on
mountain top, view, trees,
waterfall & large public lake
nearby, 2 bedroom, 1 bath.
$175,000 owner
( 8 6 6 ) 7 8 9 8 5 3 5
www.NC77.com.
NC MOUNTAINS- 100 MILE
VIEWS! Grand opening- One
Day Only October 8th! 3+
acres starting at only
$49,900. Excellent financing,
paved roads, utilities. Call
(800)455-1981, ext.325.
No Hurricanes-on 50,000
acre lake in South Carolina.
Homes & home sites. View
at: www.LakeMurrayProper-
ty.net
(803)359-1113.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
North Florida Land & Homes
For Sale GOING FAST! Call
today for Free Video or
check out our website:
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TENNESSEE -NEW LAKESIDE
COMMUNITY Spectacular
homesite- just under an
acre. $29,900. Close to
downtown Chattanooga.
Lake access from within
.community. Call Today:
(866)292-5769
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classifleds


Mobile Homes



MIlobile Home Lots 20U-
Mobile Home. Parts ?010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale .1J201




BHR, 2BR/2BA or 3BR/2BA
Joublewide t 'a, no pets,
:.lairiig r il i n6 mo. yearly
lease, $1000 sec. 763-4031
TAYLOR CREEK: Waterfront,
2 BR, 11/2 Ba, shed, carport,
docks, lawn maintenance incid
$900 mo. (863)697-3898


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Warehouse
Space


Warehouse
Space


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, Gleat shape iln-
side & out Asking $19,000.
(863)763-2548

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Ski;s 3015
Marine Accessorie, ii., '
Marine Mistellaneous .'i.
Motorcycles '111.
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3u05



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
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $175.
863-674-1105.
GAME FISHERMAN 12ft, fiber-
glass, w/ 16ft aluminum Magic
Tilt trailer. $700 or best offer
(863)467-9877
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
trr. $3500.(863)357-6406
REGAL- '97, 21', 4.3 Mercury
cruiser w/tandum trailer,
Fresh water use only
$12,000 (863)357-0672
SEA NYMPH 16FT-fully
rigged, trolling mtr, trir, 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 trir,
,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 & trlr, $1500
firm. (863)467-8038
WAHOO- 19', Center console,
150hp Mariner, Aluminum
trailer, GPS & depth finder.
$9800. .'. 9_"


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


GAS SCOOTER- stand up,
good condition, $125 or best
offer (863)228-2828
H.D. ELECTRIC GLIDE CLAS-
SIC-' '99, 15,746 mi., Fully
loaded, Hard bags
$12,000863-634-7573
Honda Goldwing Aspencade
GL1200, '86, 45k mi., gar-
age maintained, exc. cond.,
cd/am/fmi 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
SUZUKI INTRUDER- '99, 5223
mi,Straight pipes, Garage
kept, $4000 or best offer
(863)634-7573
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)697-9044
HONDA 350X- 3 Wheeler, '86,
$1200 or best offer.
(863)357-1577
JEEP, '68, Mud Buggy, V6, 3
spd, new clutch pkg., runs
good, lifted 36 in. tires,
600. (863)634-7977
SUZUKI 4 WHEELER- Ozark,
'03, 250cc, Nearly new,
Good tires, Must sell $2200.
(863)357-2494


LeBeile- Live in Travel Trailer,
'93, 32', New Refrigerator
unit & A/C, $8000.
(863)674-1902
MISSING- AIRSTREAM '74-
31ft, recent new roof top AC,
vic of West Palm Beach
91405, Reward if found
(561)684-9007.
TRAILER MOBILE- '74, 48',
Good shape $2500 or best
offer. (863)675-6822


Automobiles

d I

Automobiles 1005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4U15
Commercial Trucks 4120
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030'
Four Wheel Drive 40I35
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



Chevy Corsica, '94, runs
.good, needs TLC, $500 or
best offer. (863)447-5540


$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars
from $5001 Tax Repos, US
Marshall and IRS sales
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's and
more! For Listings Call
(800)571-0225 Ext C373.
Don't M1iss
This One
CAMARO- '80, Auto, Runs,
Needs work, $1750.
(863)697-3258 or 634-6601
CHEVY MONTE CARLO, '96,
leather interior, cd player,
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-7646
FORD CONTOUR '96 Cold
a/c, good condition, runs
well $1300 or best offer
(239)503-4838
FORD TAURUS 1991, Ice Cold
Air, Excellent running condi-
tion. $2000. (863)467-7581
FORD TEMPO- '92, 4 door, re-
conditioned engine, 48K,
Good around town car $700.
or best offer (863)357-0060
GRAND MARQUEE- '94, Very
good condition. $3500.
(863)674-1902
Honda Civic DX Hatchback,
S'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
best offer (863)675-1621.
NISSAN MAXIMA 95: V6, Au-,
to., 5 spd., A/C. Good on gas.
Like new. $800 down, 60 wk.
or $2499. (954)260-1933
Nissan Sentra, '94, runs good
with cold a/c, $2000 or best
o f f e r
(863)763-8286/801-3364
....../ .. .


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



FORD BRONCO, '87, 4x4 -
runs, needs some TLC,
$1000 neg. or trade for 4x4
4 whir. (863)634-4338
FORD BRONCO 111990, 2
Door Wagon (4WD) 96,000
miles. $2000 or best offer. Call
Cindy (863)801-1742 after 6p
FORD F150 1986, 4x4, 18" of
lift, 44" tires, 460 engine.
$2500 or best offer.
863-634-2662
JEEP- '85, Selling parts or
whole. $650.
(863)697-1742
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs and
looks good $1500.
863-673-0920/675-9243.



Chevy Dually 350, '84 nds
some bdy wrk, gd bed & 454
eng. 400 turbo trans. Xtra gas
tank $2200 (863)697-8227
E350 FORD VAN 85- w/6.9
diesel, exc. motor & drive
train, new tires, rusty body,
$1200 neg (561)684-9007.
F350 TRUCKS (3) all w/6.9
diesels, 2 bad motors, 1
good, $1850 or best of-
fer(561)684-9007.
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
ENGINE- for '89 Honda Ac-
cord, 2.2, w/tranny, 89K orig
miles $150 (863)697-6731.
MOTOR '83 Ford, $150 takes
motor & truck
(863)634-7830
POSI TRACTION UNIT- with
gears, $300 or best offer
(863)467-8856.
RIMS/TIRES low profile,.-4
post lock lug nuts, off of Hon-
da Civic. $250 (863)532-8158
RUBBER MATS- Heavy duty,
fits '01 F150 Truck, Good
condition. $25.
(863)763-6131


TONNEAU COVER- by ARE fits
Chevy S10 or 6 ft bed truck
Excellent condition $300.
Firm (863)697-6731
TOOLBOX full size, like new
condition, diamond plated,
single lid, $120
(863)634-4672
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt GM,
$300 (863)467-8856.
TRUCK TOPPER- Fiberglass,
full size, maroon, asking
$150 or best offer
(863)357-3564.


CHEVY 3/4 TON PICKUP, '86,
new motor, runs good, good
body, parts only, no title,
$900. (863)673-6738
CHEVY PICK UP 1990, A/C,
V8, Dependable. $1500 or
trade for 150 hp. or larger boat
motor. (863)634-6654
CHEVY SILVERADO '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
DODGE DAKOTA-'88, 318,
Motor needs work, As is,
$500. (239)248-7960
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.
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 saver!
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.
863-697-9044


ENCLOSED TRAILER- 12' dou-
ble axle, $1500 or best offer
(863)697-9704.
HOME TRAILER, Bed 11 1/2'11
x 51/2'w $600.
(863)635-0079


Community Events


Church celebrates open house month
September is open house month for the First United Methodi
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 Uni
ed Methodist Church is invited to attend worship services. Services area
8 a.m. on Sunday, 9:30 a.m. for praise and 1.1 a.m. for traditional servit
es. Fellowship time is held in the fellowship hall at 9 and 10:30 a.m.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for tw
.n to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monda
n- through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look
re ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of Th-
ys Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pul
ie lic and should be able to seek support from city and county official
n. business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours am
h. flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.
ie
o-
's New historical mugs on sale
s. The Okeechobee Historical Society'has a new shipment of histoi
r- cal Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs with a picture
the old High School for $6 each on sale at the Chamber of Commerc
They also have a small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of Oker
chobee" which sells for $4.

d
m Enrollment starts for VPK program
re The Agency for Workforce Innovation is starting the registration
)r process for parents to enroll their children in the state's new Voluntai
Prekindergarten (VPK) program. Eligible children must live in Floric
and be.4 years old on or before Sept. I of the-2005-06 school year. Pa
ents can find the registration form online at www.vpkflorida.org; c
they can contact their nearest Early Learning Coalition for a paper cop
iit of the registration.
d.
re
s. Church offers summer activities
s, Activities are now available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 7C
ts S.W. Sixth St. These activities include: a food bank that is open Monda
n and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon; a martial arts class held Tuesda
e through Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon from
until 4 p.m.; Boy Scouts meet every Monday from 6 until 8 p.m.; Imm
gration Assistance is available on the third Thursday of every month
from 1 until 5 p.m.; and, soccer is every Tuesday and Thursdz
evenings.
a-

County plat directory, offered
The 2005 Okeechobee County Plat Directory is now for sale at th
Okeechobee Soil & Water Conservation office on U.S. 98 N. For info
;s mation, call (863) 763-3619, ext. 502.
n
h
- Legion sponsoring fundraiser
f The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary an
the Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental Control ar
sponsoring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate your used or empl
laser printer cartridges and ink jets to the Post. The Post will receive
donation from ECC. All monies received from this project will be use
ir to purchase supplies for the needy school children in the Okeechobe
d County School system. Boxes will be made available at the following
s, locations: American Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave.; Chamber of Con
p merce, 55. S. Parrott Ave.; and Smith's Computer Service, S.W. Par
at Street. Additional collection points will be made available at a late
3- date. For information, call John R. Rooney at (863) 763-2950 or (863
763-8971.


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

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

Free adult GED classes offered
rif Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
of education/GED and English as a second language classes at these loca-
e tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second
e-
e- language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until .noon,
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adults basic education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday from
4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, English as a
second language, Tuesday and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-
in Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through
ry Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W Fifth
la Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling Mid-
r- die School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, adult basic education/GED and English
)r, as a second language classes, Monday through Thursday, from 6 until
?y 9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a sec-
ond language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St., English as a second
language, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.

I1 Library hosts computer classes
ay The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
ay advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
.- S.W. 16thSt. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will
lh be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet.
For 'the dates and times of these' classes, contact the Okeechobee
Vy County Library at (863) 763-3536.

Children's Services Council aids families
Okeechobee County Children's Services Council has announced
ie that with the donation of funds from Everglades Elementary School,
r- which were matched by the council, 14 families with 48 children were
helped. The families faced a great deal of destruction during the hurri-
canes. Many of the children lost all of their clothing and toys because
the roofs of their homes were tom off by the heavy winds. The council
also received funds from an anonymous donor and Seminole Elemen-
d tary School donated a check that they received from children in Min-
e nesota. The additional monies granted several families assistance after
e the original funds were depleted. Thanks to all the assistance from the
ty children and families of Okeechobee. Other families who still request-
a ed assistance were referred to the Red Cross.
;d

ge School readiness programs offered
n- Please call (866) 273-6340 to begin the eligibility process in receiv-
rk ing reduced fee childcare/preschool, including school-based and Head
er Start. You may also get information at this number regarding just what
3) early learning programs are available in Okeechobee County. Many
children are currently being enrolled in school readiness programs.


NOTICE FOR PROCUREMENT OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES --
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS IRFQ) CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
Puisuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the State of Florida's Consultants
Competii/e Negotiations Act, and the State Requirements for Educational Fa-
cilies (SREF) the Oistiict Board of Trustees ot Indian River Community College
will consider the contracting ol a CONSTRUCTION MANAGER (CM) for providing
professional services iotlit following construction project:
CONSTRUCTION OF A
PUBLIC SFRVICES/HOMELAND SECURITY COMPLEX
INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
FORT PIERCE MAIN CAMPUS
Tne pijlect will consist of.







Instructions for c fl
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85391 ON 9/21,28;10/5/05


TILT TRAILER 5x8, w/ re-
movable custom cap. Good
condition. $550
(863)357-5754
UTILITY TRAILER, 6x10, with
siderails & 4 ft 'ite eXC.
cond., $650. ,: :. r. :.. 1703
WELLS FARGO- Closed in with
., ing ramp. $2000.
(863)801-1666


AEROSTAR WORK VAN '97-
runs great, low mileage,
$750 (863)824-0491.
Dodge 2500 Mark II, '96,
runs good, rides great, needs
transmission work, $2500.
(863)302-1483
DODGE HAM- '89, New tires &
transmission, 1st $1500
Takes it! (863)357-3564
Your next job could be in
today's classified. Did
you look for it?


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2005-CP-223
IN RE. ES FATE OF
RUDLOPH LOGUE
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE -
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been en-
tered in the estate of RUDOLPH
LOGUE, deceased, File Number 2005-
CP-223, by the Circuit Court for Okee-
chobee County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is 304 N.W.
2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972;
that the decedent's date of death was
February 26, 2004; that the total value
of the estate if $0.00 and that the
names and addresses of whose to
whom it has been assigned by such
order are:
Name
John Waymon
P.O.Box 2
1 ,,, I, "

Name
Jeanie Alberta Evans
Address
100 Blind Brook Road
Havana, FL 32333
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All other creditors of the estate of the de-
cedent and persons having claims or
demands against decedents estate of
the decedent other than those for
whom provision for full payment was
made in the Order of Summary Admin-
istration 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 DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is Sept. 28th, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
John Waymon Logue
IRO. Box 2
2875 Hardawav Highway
Chatllahoochee,'FL 32324
Attorney for Per. Rep.
310 South Second Street
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
772) 461-0558
lorida Bar No. 618454
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