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Vol. 96 No. 278 Wednesday, October 5, 2005 504 Plus tax


Brief

Road closures
The 1200 block of S.R. 70W.
will be closed to all t traffic dur-
ing the hours of 6 p.m. and 6
a.m. on Oct. 8 and 9.
Detours will be posted and
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office deputies and officers
from the Okeechobee City
Police Department will be man-
ning the intersections.
Westbound traffic will be
detoured to N.W. Ninth
Avenue, to N.W Ninth Street
and then to U.S. 98.
Eastbound traffic will be
detoured from U.S. 98 to N.W.
Ninth Street and then to N.W
Ninth Avenue.
The detours were designed
to attempt to move traffic
through noIo=residential areas.

Inside

Hints on saving
on utility bills
I lave you ever opened your
utility bill and nearly passed
out? Do you feel like you're pay-
ing for the electricity for the
entire neighborhood? The
Farmers Almanac has some
ways to help with those high
electric bills,
Page?

Students at CES
welcome autumn
First Grade Things have
been busy, busy In first grade at
Central Elementary School
(CES), We've been adding and
subtracting numbers up to 10,
solving mathematical word
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Hurricanes slow state tourism


By Travis Reed
Associated Press Writer
ORLANDO Mother nature's
fury might finally be blowing
tourists away from Florida.
Hotel tax collections in vaca-
tion hotspots Orange County and
Panama City Beach both dropped
in August compared to last year, a
potentially bad sign amid an other-
wise strong recovery from a post-
Sept. 11 freefall that trimmed 20
percent of the state's $57 billion
tourism industry.


Orlando's collections dropped
4.2 percent. Because theme parks
like Walt Disney World, SeaWorld
and other entertainment giants
that anchor the still-growing
industry here don't release atten-
dance figures, those numbers are
considered the market's best
barometer. And they might not get
much better until November's
end.
"We get bits and pieces from
the hotel industry, which are
slight, small indications. It appears
that may be the same (in Septem-


ber)," said Jim Moye, chief deputy
comptroller for Orange County.
However, Moye noted that his
office doesn't generate official pro-
jections, and Disney and county
tourism officials said the decline
wasn't as bad as it appeared.
Occupancy was inflated last year
by rescue workers and residents
displaced by Hurricane Charley,
they said, so there's no fair com-
parison.
But Moye said as early as May
hoteliers reported fewer advance
bookings.


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Either way, it's the same story
at Panama City Beach, where col-
lections dropped 6.8 percent in
August to $432,327, the second
month of sagging revenue after a
booming 2005 start.
"We had Dennis in the middle
of July, which really has never
occurred in our peak month," said
Panama City convention spokes-
woman Jayna Leach. "Having to
evacuate ultimately affected
August."
The damage Hurricanes Katri-
na and Rita did to elsewhere on


the Gulf coast is so on the minds of
potential visitors that even the
hold message for Leach's office
took to assuring callers Panama
City was still standing.
"We are in the South, but
we've suffered no damage due to
the recent storms. Panama City
Beach welcomes you," it said
between poetic lines about sugar-
white sand, emerald waters and
sunny days.
However, not every county
See Tourism Page 2


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federal government has asked
more than 7,600 Floridians in
60 counties to return $30.3 mil-
lion in emergency hurricane
aid,
Most of the payments the
Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency wants returned is
due to insurance settlements.
By law, FEMA cannot duplicate
coverage provided by insur-
ance, spokesman Jim Honstad


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to return $3.7 million. In Palm
Beach County, FEMA is seeking
nearly $3.4 million.
In a small number of cases.
FEMA wants to recoup the
money because of processing
errors or duplicate approval of
funds, Homstad said.
The agency has come under
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News Briefs SFWMD lowers canals as heavy rains expected


USACE hosts
lake meeting
CLEWISTON The U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers will hold a pub-
lic meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at
the John B. Boy Auditorium, 1200
S.W.C. Owens Ave., in Clewiston
beginning at 7 p.m.
The purpose of the meeting is
to gather comments concerning
the Lake Okeechobee Regulation
Schedule Study (LORSS), and
potential improvements to the
Water Supply and Environment
Schedule (WSE).
For information, contact the
Jacksonville District Corporate
Communication Office at (904)
232-2235; or, by e-mail at public-
mail.cesaj.usace.army.mil.


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


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


Airboaters helping in
recovery efforts
The Florida Airboat Association
asks that the websites -
www.flairboat.com and www.air-
boatworld.com be the primary
contact points for those interested
in volunteering their airboats to
assist in Hurricane Katrina recov-
ery 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 homebuy-
er classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.


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


The South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD) is rap-
idly preparing for heavy rains
expected from a tropical system
located near the Bahamas by opti-
mizing operation of the 2,000-mile
regional water management canal
system.
The primary canal system is
being adjusted to pre-storm levels
meaning SFWMD canals have
been lowered in anticipation of
heavy rain. The canals will contin-
ue to discharge as needed.


Hospice

Continued From Page 1
residence facility. Donations of
trees, wreaths and other items will
be accepted starting Nov. 14
through Nov. 26 with the event,
scheduled to begin on Nov. 28 and
end on Dec. 4.
"The design and size of the
donated items are only limited to
the imagination of the donators,"
she said.
Ms. Davis stated that last year's
trees displayed such design inspi-
rations as 'hurricane trees' which
were -decorated with anything
from pieces of metal, roofing
materials and blue tarps, to
wreaths donned with tiny flash-
lights and other 'power outage'
memorabilia from last year's hurri-
cane season.



Many pumping stations and
flood-control structures in the dis-
trict have been running at maxi-
mum capabilities since Monday
night in anticipation of heavy rain
over the region. Higher than nor-
mal rainfall during this wet season
means the system is basically satu-
rated.
"It is standard protocol for the
South Florida Water Management
District to be proactive and prepare
as much in advance as possible,"
said Governing Board Vice-Chair


Another visitor to the weekly
Rotary Club meeting was intro'-
duced by club member Phoebe
Raulerson. Kati McWaters, a senior
at Okeechobee High School, gave
Rotary Club members a preview of
the speech that she will present at
the State Farm Bureau Youth
Speech Contest to be held at
EPCOT Center on Oct. 14.
Miss McWaters was awarded a
$100 check from the local Farm
Bureau after winning the Okee-
chobee Farm Bureau Youth
Speech Contest last spring when
she spoke on how agriculturalists
can assure future availability of
natural resources.
In other Rotary Club business:
Club member Mike
Costopoulos gave the Rotary
Minute telling fellow club mem-
bers that at the end of WWII there
were 484 Rotary Clubs including
those on the continental U.S. and


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Irela Bagu6 from Miami-Dade
County. "All available resources
including the new C-4 (Tamiami
Canal) flood improvement projects
will be put into action during this
storm."
Rainfall amounts of 3 to 4 inch-
es are possible throughout the dis-
trict with local maximums as high
as 6 to 10 inches total from today
through Saturday. The east and
west coasts are expected to get the
heaviest rainfall with significant
rainfall occurring Wednesday


abroad. He stated that after WWII
some Rotary Clubs many from
Eastern Europe did not restart for
obvious reasons. Mr. Costopoulos
told club members that the local
Rotary Club was formed on June
23, 1944, and that after WWII
Rotary Clubs were no longer given
a numerical designation.
Rotary Club president Lonnie
Kirsch announced that there will
be a club assembly meeting at the
Oct. 18 club meeting to discuss the
local Rotary Club's donation and
participation in the 'Gazebo' proj-
ect.
Club member Dr. Trini Garcia
announced a collaboration project
with another Rotary Club to pro-
vide books for children in the
Philippines.
Rotary Club meetings are held
every Tuesday at noon at the Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott
Ave.


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north of Lake Okeechobee.
Water control facilities such as
pumping stations, flood control
gates and field station communica-
tions are 100 percent operational,
according to Bob Howard, the
agency's director of operations.
"We're doing everything possi-
ble to enhance the ability of local
drainage facilities to be able to
route excess runoff into the Dis-
trict's primary canal system," said
Howard.
Secondary systems such as city


and county canals, are gaining
capacity through movement of
water into the SFWMD's primary
canal system prior to the storm.
Regionally, SFWMD field crews
began pre-storm operations
actions Monday night in Okee-
chobee, Osceola and Orange
counties where water control
structure inspections are all clear.
Most lakes in the upper and lower
Kissimmee Basin are below nor-
mal levels and have capacity to
handle stormwater runoff.


Local man arrested


after search of home


An Okeechobee man was
arrested on drug charges fol-
lowing the
execution of
a search
warrant on

last week. -. ..
Michael
Charles
Jones, 24,
S.E. 28th St.,
was charged Michael
with posses- Charles
sion of mari- Charles
juana with Jones
intent to
sell/deliver, possession of
cocaine with intent to sell and


possession of drug parapherna-
lia. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under
a bond of $51,000.
According to an Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) press release, the
OCSO Narcotics Task Force
along with the OCSO Special
Response Team executed the
warrant on Thursday, Sept. 29.
During the search, they
reportedly found 203 grams of
suspected marijuana and 4.5
grams of suspected crack
cocaine. A field test on the two
substances allegedly indicated
the presence of marijuana and
of cocaine.


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Special night for


OHS parents/seniors


A special night has been
scheduled for the graduating
class of 2006 and their parents.
All parents of seniors are urged
to attend on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at
7 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at
Okeechobee High School.
Parents will be given infor-
mation about senior expenses,
graduation requirements, FCAT
retakes, discussion of the col-
lege admissions process,
:details about visiting colleges,
information about Florida
Bright Futures Program,
SAT/ACT information, scholar-


ship information, questions you
should ask when visiting differ-
ent post secondary institutions,
and important tips that parents
and seniors need to know to
have a successful senior year
and a successful first year at a
post-secondary institution.
This is an excellent opportu-
nity for parents to ask questions
that are pertinent for all seniors.
We are looking forward to
having seniors and their parents
attend this evening designed
especially for them.


Community Event

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 vio-
lence awareness month". If you would like to participate, call
Martha's House at (863) 763-2893.


Obituaries


Bobby Lee Franklin.
Bobby Lee Franklin, age 73,
of Okeechbbee died October 2,
2005 at his home. Mr. Franklin
was born'in Tallahassee to Crozi-
er "Doc" and Rhodine Lindsey
Franklin (also former residents
of Okeechobee). He was a resi-
dent of Okeechobee since 1982
having previously visited from
Fort Lauderdale during the 50s
while working with Gulf Oil
Corp. Mr. Franklin and his wife,
Carleen were the southeast
regional distributors of Tupper-
ware products before retiring to
Okeechobee from West Palm
Beach and Lake Worth.
Mr. Franklin is survived by his
wife of 53 years, Carleen; two
daughters, Jodie (Frank III)
Westwood of Okeechobee ,and
Robin (Scott) Nigh of Tampa;
'and three grandsons, Christo-
'pher Connelly of the U.S. Navy
'and Dylan and Jacob Nigh of
Tampa.
!1' A memorial service will be
,held at 11' a.ri bn Frid'ay,Oct. 7,
at Bass Okeechobee Chapel. The
family would like to express spe-
cial thanks to Hospice of Okee-
'chobee during this difficult time.
All arrangements are entrust-
'ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.


Lynda E. Ford
Lynda E. Ford,, age 70, died
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005 at her resi-
dence in Okeechobee. She was
born Sept. 10, 1935 in Virginia
and has been a resident of Okee-
chobee for the past 25 years.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 25 years, Orus W. Ford,
of Okeechobee; her sons John
Camp of Ft. Pierce,: and Lance
,(Connie) .Camp of Greenville;
her daughter, Cindy, (Bobby)
,Smith of San Mateo; her brother
Stephen (Joan) Egbertson of
Barkhamstead, Conn.; her sister
Mary Egbertson, of Shoreview,
'Minn., along with many grand-
children and great-grandchil-
dren.
Merporial donations can be
made in Mrs. Ford's name and
,mailed to Hope Hospice, 38B
Fourteenth Street, Buckhead
;Ridge, Fla. 34974
: All arrangements are under
,the direction and care. of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
;matory.


JamesT. Rose
James T. Rose,'age 52, died
'on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005 at
Wood County Hospital in Bowl-
ing Green, Ohio. Mr. Rose for-
merly of North Baltimore, Ohio
.'and of Okeechobee, was born
'on Aug. 16, 1953 in Bowling
'Green, Ohio.


o He was employed as a press
operator by Toledo Mold and
Dye Company in Bowling Green.
He was a former member of the
Okeechobee First Baptist Church
in Okeechobee.
Mr. Rose is survived by. his
father and mother, James Rose
and Dorothy (Paelman) Rose, of
Okeechobee.
There will be no visitation
and there will be a private serv-
ice at the convenience of the
family.
Memorial donations can be
made to the American Cancer
Society or to the choice of the
donor.
All arrangements will are
entrusted to the care of Roden-
berger Funeral Home, Inc. at 310
Frank Street, McClure; Ohio.


Arrest Log


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving
Under the Influence (DUI) charges
by the Okeechobee County Sher-
Iff's Office, the Okeechobee City
Police Department, the Florida
Highway Patrol, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission or the Department of Cor-
rections (DOC).
e*Justin Lee Bellamy, 19, N.E.
44th Terrace, Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 30 by Deputy
Anthony Kibler on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with violation of probation -
possession of marijuana over 20
grams. He is being held without
bond.
*Jamie Young Brewer, 35,
S.W. 28th Street, Okeechobee,
was arrested Sept. 30 by Deputy
Anthony Kibler on a felony charge
of possession of methampheta-
mine, a felony traffic charge of
driving while license suspended,
and a misdemeanor charge of
possession of drug parapherna-
lia. Brewer's bond was set at
$6,000..
*Dwayne Thomas, 24, N.E.
Seventh St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 1 by Deputy Ken-
neth Sarros on charges of pos-
session of marijuana with intent to
sell and possession of marijuana
over 20 grams. His bond was set
at $15,000.
eJoseph Eugene Sammons,
Jr., 18, U.S. 98 N., Okeechobee,
was arrested Oct. 1 by Deputy
Sergeant Robert Staton on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with forgery. His
bond was set at $10,000.
*Alfred Wayne Nutter, 35, N.
Oak St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Oct. 1 by Deputy Timothy Hig-
gins on a charge of grand theft.
His bond was set at $2,500..
*Richard Lawrence Watson,
29, N.W. 363rd Court, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Oct. 1 by
Deputy Timothy Higgins on a
charge of grand theft. His bond
was set at $2,500.
*Roger Dale Elgin, 37, N.E.
16th St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Oct. 2 by Detective Ted Van
Deman' on a charge of lewd and
lascivious molestation. His bond
was set at $100,000,
eSteven Andrew Miller, 27,
S.R. 78 W., Okeechobee, was
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$2,000.
*Kenneth Ryan Muscanera,
21, Rocking K Road, Fort Drum,
was arrested Oct. 2 by Officer Vic-
toria Williams on a felony traffic
charge of leaving the scene of an
accident with injury. His bond was
set at $2,000.
*Chris Deaton, 30, Ridgewood
Court, Palm Beach, was arrested
Oct. 2 by Deputy Kenneth Sarros
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with violation of
probation carrying a concealed
weapon. He is being held without
bond.
*Pedro Guerrero, Jr., 21, U.S.
98 N., Okeechobee, was arrested
Oct. 2 by Deputy Corporal Jack
Nash on felony charges of burgla-
ry of a conveyance (occupied)
and false imprisonment, and a
misdemeanor charge of aggravat-
ed assault. His bond was set at
$18,500.
*Brandon Edwin Woodham,
21, N.W. 90th Court, Okeechobee,
was arrested Oct. 2 by Deputy
Justin Akins on a felony charge of
battery on a law enforcement offi-
cer, and a misdemeanor charge of
disorderly intoxication at a drink-
ing establishment. His bond was
set at $15,750.
eCampos Victor, 21, Okee-
chobee, was arrested Oct. 2 by
the OCPD on charges of felony
battery and burglary of an occu-
pied dwelling. His bond was set at
$12,000.
eFelton Gary Johnson, 31,
N.E. 13th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 2 by the OCPD on a
charge of possession of marijua-
na with intent to sell. 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
newspaper. The information will
be confirmed and printed.


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FFA SUPPORT: I would like to thank the gentlemen that so gener-
ously donated to the FFA at Ace Hardware on Monday, Oct. 3 The FFA
is such a wonderful organization for our kids. Thanks to the great citi-
zens of Okeechobee for supporting FFA.

GAS PRICES: Last week I had to make a trip to Stuart and noticed as
leaving town our gas prices were above $3 for regular at most stations.
I got to Martin County and their gas prices were much less $2.79 for
regular. A friend lives in Palm Beach County and even their gas is less
expensive and they have more taxes on the gas. Isn't this a case of
price gouging here in Okeechobee where gas is usually less expensive
than the coast?

BIG AL: Where is 'Big Al'? 'Where is 'Big Al'? Is he playing football
this year? I haven't seen him in the paper.

CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to the high school students
of Okeechobee County for presenting a check to the Salvation Army.
You are the future and the hope of this county. Keep on striving and
congratulations.

GENERIC MEDICINES: This is a wake-up call to whoever says there
is no difference between generic medicine and the original. I have
news for you all,.some people cannot take the generics. And because it
is weaker, they have to take more than one pill. Think about it.

PETTY ISSUES: I read the newspaper daily and it is really sad that
the majority of the Speak Out calls are over little petty issues. I really
feel like there are so many other issues that should be addressed.
One being, God's greatest gifts....Our children. So many of them are
neglected or without one or both of their parents. Something in life I
know that I will never understand. I would really appreciate it if you
could publish this in the newspaper. Thank you for taking the time to
read my letter.

CONSERVE GAS: I saw the comments in the paper about the com-
plaints about county and city vehicles being used to drop kids off at
school. The callers said this wastes gas. I don't agree. If the school is on
the way to work, it does not waste gas. In fact it saves gas for all of us.
We all need to conserve gasoline to help keep prices down. As long as
it is not out of the way, I have absolutely no problem with county and
city vehicles dropping off the kids. However, I do agree that it is not
right to be using county and city vehicles to run around on the week-
end or do personal errands that are not on your regular route to and
from work. But as long as it is on the way home, why begrudge a
county employee a quick stop at the grocery store? It's not like we pay
these people that well anyway. I saw a law enforcement unit dropping
off a child at an elementary school this morning and I waved to them. I
am in total support for letting them drop their kids off at school. I hope
the public officials won't listen to a few complainers who have nothing
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Community Events

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

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

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


Food Stamp Program


is effective and needed


Hurricane Katrina has taught us
two things. First, a great number of
people in this county have little to
no resources and they are con-
centrated in cities. This is a reality
far too familiar to those of us work-
ing in low-income neighborhoods.
Second, that in sharp contrast to
FEMA the Disaster Food Stamp Pro-
gram by USDAworks.
As of mid-September, nearly
30,000 families had registered as
Katrina evacuees in Florida and
more than 6,000 evacuee children
were enrolled in Florida schools.
USDA quickly. implemented
"enhanced" food stamp policies
that provided food stamp eligibility
for all of these families.
So why is Congress still consid-
ering cutting funds to such an
effective federal program that deliv-
ers a rapid and comprehensive
response? And to make matters
worse, why are members of Con-
gress continuing to pursue $70 bil-
lion worth of tax cuts?
Cutting taxes for those with
"surplus" resources, though, has
been commonplace during the
Bush Administration. In 2002 Presi-
dent Bush signed a $43 billion
package of business tax breaks. A
2003 dividend tax break alone cost
$125 billion. Corporate tax cuts in
2004 cost $210 billion assuming
the tax cuts won't actually expire
over the next 10 years.
During those same years, Presi-
dent Bush proposed a $390 million
cut to the Army Corps of Engineers'
budget (2002) and another half bil-
lion dollars in 2003. These cuts
included reducing the Southeast
Louisiana Flood Control Project's
budget by about two-thirds. In
2004, another $460 million were
cut from the Corps' budget, despite
needing $27 million to upgrade
hurricane protection around Lake
Pontchartrain, something for
which Bush proposed $3.9 million.
Are these priorities not as bent
as a billboard in a hurricane? We
have been here before, and look
how that's turned out.
The current move to cut the
Food Stamp Program budget runs
along the same jet stream.- it will
only help to offset the newest set of
proffered tax cuts, which reside in
the tax reconciliation proposal. It is
time to forsake the so-called need
to reconcile the budget off entitle-
ment and other public programs
that serve the nation, so the tax
breaks can keep coming for a few
of the elite,.
'Two of Florida's largest cities,
Jacksonville and Miami, were fea-
tured in a recent report by the Food
Research and Action Center on 'the
under-usage of food stamps in 25
urban areas of the country. The
report revealed critically low food-
stamp-participation rates in both
communities, leading to Jack-
sonville's fourth-worst ranking


among the 25 cities for local
access.
Only 43 percent of Jack-
sonville's citizens, projected to be
eligible for food stamps, actually
received them in 2003. Multiplying
the value of those lost benefits by
each of the nearly 60,000 people
"getting by" in Jacksonville with-
out them led to an even larger loss
for the community as a whole. The
estimated dollar value of this feder-
al food-assistance for Jacksonville
that remained in Washington
"unclaimed" exceeded $40 million
in 2003.
Ellen Vollinger, of the Food
Research and Action Center, points
out, "Under-participation in the'
Food Stamp Program adversely
affects not only low-income people
who are missing out on benefits,
but also local communities.
Research shows that each dollar in
federal benefits generates nearly
twice that in economic activity."
Jacksonville and Miami have
higher poverty rates than the
nation's average (12.7 percent), 14
percent and 28 percent, respective-
ly. Statistics among those 18 years
of age and younger are even more
dramatic, with 1-in-5 children in
Jacksonville and as many as 1-in-3
children in Miami living in poverty.
The combined number of those liv-
ing in these two Florida coastal
cities is 211,212-or enough to fill
the Orange Bowl nearly three times
over.
Only 54 percent of Florida's
food-stamp-eligible population
received this benefit in FY2003-04.
That along with our extended
weather forecast of hurricanes to
come should be enough to pre-
clude any thoughts of cutting such
a needed program.
While we continue to work for
policies that will more adequately
address the larger issue of poverty
in America with better paying jobs,
more comprehensive health care,
and increased educational oppor-
tunity, we must not allow our con-
gressional delegates to diminish
the effectiveness and strength of a
program like food stamps.
Soon our congressional dele-
gates from Florida, who know a
hurricane when they see one, will
be asked to decide on two budget
reconciliation proposals one to
cut entitlements to lower- and mid-
dle-income Americans and one to
cut taxes for the wealthy. Hopeful-
ly, they will remember the past sup-
port of the American public and
the importance of federal aid pro-
grams like food stamps.

Debra Susie
Editor's Note: Debra Susie is the
executive director of Florida
Impact, a statewide nonprofit
organization dedicated to reduc-
ing hunger and poverty in Florida.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to
welcome all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39,
who are interested in working towards the betterment of our commu-
nity. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
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.
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 informa-
tion, contact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety
in the Swamp),- 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S.
441. For information, call (863) 763-5385.
Lakeside Crulse'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.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m; at V.F.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals
who are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence,
other women's issues are also addressed. One support group is
held every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health
Department auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call
Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The other support group is held on
each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church,
1057 N.E. 1.4th Ave. For information, call Shirlean Graham at (863)
763-2893.

Thursday
Tantle Quilters meet 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 interest-
ed in finding who.your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship 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.


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Looking Back...
This photograph of little girls at play was taken about
1919. Earnestine Alderman later married Pierre Van
Landingham. Their son, Kyle, was the Okeechobee
County attorney during the 1980s. Also pictured is Lore-
na Hilliard, who served as the city clerk in Okeechobee.
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of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okee-
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Community Events

Transportation board to meet
The Okeechobee County Transportation Disadvantaged Coor-
dinating 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.

Car wash to help storm victims
A car wash will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. until 4
p.m. at VFW Post #9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W, in Buckhead Ridge to
benefit victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The car wash is
sponsored by VFW Post #9528 in conjunction with the VFW
Ladies Auxiliary, Amvets Post #2001, the VFW Men's Auxiliary
and Leonard's Pressure Cleaning. Donations of $5 and up will be
accepted. Hot dogs and sodas will be available for a small dona-
tion. To mail donations, make checks payable to: VFW #9528
Katrina Hurricane Relief Fund. For information,.contact the Post
#9525 at (863) 467-2882.

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.

Volunteer meeting is planned
There will be an organizational meeting on Saturday, Oct. 8, at
10 a.m. for anyone wanting to donate their time and expertise to
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Volunteers are needed for
general maintenance, animal feeding and care, butterfly garden-
ing, tour guides, fundraising and more. If interested, call Sue
Arnold at (863) 763-4630.

Troubled youth topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc., will air a radio talk show at 7:30 a.m. on
Saturday, Oct. 8, on homeless, runaway abused and troubled
youth. The featured guest will be Kathy Tuell, the president of the
board of directors for the Florida Network of Youth and Family
Services (FNYFS). The show will also air at 1 and 6 p.m. on
WWFR, 91.7 FM, and 100.3 FM. This show originally aired on
April 30, 2005. For information, contact the FNYFS at (850) 922-
4324; or, visit their web site at www.floridanetwork.org.

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 screen-
ings and skin cancer. Health education topics will include breast
cancer, HIV, obesity education and pregnancy to birth. The fair is
open to the public, and there will be free inflatable games for chil-
dren. Deputies from the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office will
be on hand to check the installation of your child's car seat.
Booth space and sponsorships are available. For information,
contact Alvaro Ortega at (863) 763-3727.

Ministerial association to meet
The Okeechobee County Ministerial Association will meet at
noon on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E.
4th St. Lunch will be provided.

Healthy Start board meeting planned
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 11:30 a.m., in their office at
575 S.W 28th St., which is in the New Endeavors School building.
This meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy
families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For
information about the coalition, contact executive director Kay
Begin at (863) 462-5877.

Seminar to deal with Medicare issues
A complimentary luncheon seminar on the recent changes in
Medicare will be held Thursday, Oct. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. Some of the topics to be
explained are the changes made in Medicare, the new prescrip-
tion drug benefit and long-term care. For information or to make
a reservation, call (863) 385-0707.

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


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OPINION






The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 5, 2005 LIFESTYLES


Historical Society


plans class reunion


The Okeechobee Historical
Society is again planning a
reunion for those graduating or
attending Okeechobee High
School before 1960. This includes
classes 1921 through 1959.
Invitations are being sent to
those that have attended the more
recent reunions. We are unsure of
addresses of those we have not
heard from through the years. If
you know someone that has not
received an invitation and is eligi-
ble to attend, make a copy of your
invitation or contact Betty


Engagements


Williamson at (863) 763-6226 or
(863) 763-3850.
The event will be Saturday,
Nov. 12, at the Shrine Club on U.S.
Hwy 78 South, Reservations
should be made before Nov. 1, as
no tickets will be sold at the door.
The get-together will be from 11
a.m. until 3 p.m. There are a limit-
ed amount of reservation spaces
available (400), so send your
reservation form and a check in
the amount of $35 to: Okee-
chobee Historical Society, P.O.
Box 248, Okeechobee, 34973


Community Events


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Davis Richards II andCori McGee
Davis Richards, II and Cori McGee


Davis

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and Cori

McGee

Mr. and Mrs. Bennie McGee
announce the upcoming wed-


ding of Cori Lynn McGee to Davis
(Davy) B. Richards II. He is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael D.
Smith. Cori is a 2002 graduate of
Okeechobee High School and
works as a pharmacy technician.
Davy graduated in 2000 from
Okeechobee High School and is
employed in the construction
trade. The wedding will take
place Oct. 8, 2005, at 6 p.m., at
the Elks Lodge followed by a
reception. Family and friends are
invited.


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Jerry

Fletcher

and Sarah

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The families of Jerry Lamar
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take place on Saturday, Nov. 5,
2005, at Oakview Baptist Church
with Pastor John Keith officiating.
The reception will be held at the
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The groom is a 2002 graduate
of Okeechobee High School. The
bride and the groom are both
employed at Wal-Mart. After the
honeymoon, the couple will
reside in Okeechobee.


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Spotlight on Okeechobee


Special to Okeechobee News
Sweet Pea
Jayton Trayce Howard, 19 months, of Okeechobee, was
crowned Little Mr. Sweet Pea 2005, at the Jensen Beach
Mall on Sept. 24. The pageant was sponsored by Florida
Inland Realty. Little Jayton will be going to the state com-
petition for Little Mr. Sweet Pea for the second time and
was last year's Little Mr. Okeechobee.


Community Events

Restaurant helps hurricane victims
A Dine for America benefit for the American Red Cross Dis-
aster Relief Fund will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the Gold-
en Corral Restaurants across the country. Golden Corral
Restaurants will donate $250,000 from restaurant proceeds on
Oct. 5.

Benefits help available for vets
Veterans and their family members that have been dis-
placed due to Hurricane Katrina and have moved to the Okee-
chobee 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 Admin-
istration Annex. The office is open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.
until 3:30 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Baptist Church opens library
First Baptist Church Library invites everyone to check out
books, tapes, CDs, DVDs and Christian materials. They are
open Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Wednesday, from 5:3:0
until 6:30 p.m.; and, Sundays from 6 until 6:30 p.m. They are
located at 401 S.W. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 763-
2171.


Athletic Association
thanks community
The Brahman Athletic Associ-
ation, Parent Booster club and
All Sports Program committee
would like to extend thanks to
our Okeechobee business com-
munity, Okeechobee High
School sports fans and parents
for purchasing an advertisement
to be displayed in the newly cus-
tomized "All Sport Program" this
year. Your support and generous
donations are greatly appreciat-
ed. The committee would also
like to thank the OHS Athletic
Director, Mike Radebaugh for all
his hard work and dedication in
making this program a success.

A special thank you
This Sunday the Brahma Bull
Restaurant held a benefit for the
relief fund for the town of
Franklinton. This is the town
Okeechobee "adopted" for hur-
ricane relief. The restaurant
opened only for this benefit and
all proceeds, including the staff's
tips were donated to the cause.
Fun was had by all. The biggest
hit was a dunk tank for the own-
ers, Merle Phillips and Cathye
Folsom. The employees lined up
and donated a lot of money to
sink their bosses. A special
thanks to the staff of the Brahma
who donated their time and
thanks to everyone who came
and donated monies for the
cause. The food was great and a
good time was had by all.
Thanks,
Maureen Burroughs

Hospice says
thank you
Hospice of Okeechobee
would like to thank Mr. John
Abney, Sr. for his help in making
their educational luncheon for
the staff at our local Physicians
offices a success. The idea of the
luncheon was posed to Mr.
Abney, who without hesitation,
volunteered to pay for and-cook
a delicious barbeque meal. Hos-
pice of Okeechobee's Commu-
nity Outreach social worker
Theresa Davis said "Community
support such as this is important
to the success of our Hospice
Residence. Our doors are always
open to members of our com-
munity who are willing to help
make our dream come true."
The luncheon was held to
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staff about the opening of your
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Special to Okeechobee News
This year's Brahman Athletic Association officers are: (front row, left to right) Cheryl Hollin,
recording secretary; Wanda Morgan, corresponding secretary and Karen Streelman, pro-
gram committee chairman; (back row left to right) Jeff Robinson, president and Larry Davis,
vice president.


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Mr. Abney hard at work in
Hospice of Okeechobee's
parking lot cooking up a
mountain of barbecue.
which is scheduled to open in
early 2006. The residence will
provide a home-like setting
where patients can live and their
loved ones can find comfort.
There will be nurses available
around the clock to meet the
patient's medical needs. Spiritu-
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also be available.
The Hospice Residence will
be part of the current Hospice
building. It will be located at 411
S.E. Fourth St. When it was built
ten years ago the board of direc-
tors put in place plans to facili-
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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Have you ever opened your util-
ity bill and nearly passed out? Do
you feel like you're paying for the
electricity for the entire neighbor-
hood? The Farmers Almanac has
some ways to help with those high
electric bills.
Replace incandescent light
bulbs with compact fluorescent
bulbs, which use 70 percent less
energy than standard incandes-
cent bulbs.
Turn off televisions, comput-
ers, stereos and other electronic
devices when not in use. To. save
even more, plug these home elec-
tronics into power strips and turn
the whole power strip off when
the equipment is not in use. The lit-
tle red or green lights found on
many power strips also use elec-
tricity.
Pull the plug on the little
black boxes. Most houses have lit-
tle black boxes that convert 115
volt alternating current to direct
current for various electronic
pieces, from cordless phones to
hand vacuums to battery chargers.
Instead of using a computer's
screensaver program, have your
computer go into the "sleep"
mode when not in use. Screen-
saver programs that float animated
toasters or whatnot across the
screen when the computer is idle
might prevent images from being
burned into the tube, but they
waste power by keeping your
monitor on.
I e Drain a quart of water from
the bottom of your water heater
every three months. This .will
remove sediment that impedes
heat transfer and lowers the effi-
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Lower the thermostat on
your hot water heater; 115 to 120
degrees Fahrenheit is comfortable
for most uses.


With the temperatures drop-
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your air conditioners or move their
thermostats to a higher tempera-
ture.
Keep your air conditioner fil-
ters clean. Dirty filters constrict the
flow of air and make the air com-
pressor work harder.
If you have a well rather than
city water, make sure your faucets
are totally turned off. A dripping
faucet will keep your well's pump
running.
Wash only full loads of dishes
in the dishwasher, and let them air
dry instead of using your dish-
washer's drying cycle. Whenever
possible, conserve water by using
the "light wash" or "china" setting.
Use your microwave or pres-
sure cooker rather than a conven-
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Cover liquids and wrap foods
stored in the refrigerator. Uncov-
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which makes the refrigerator's
compressor work harder.
Move your refrigerator out
from the wall, and vacuum the
condenser coils once a year. Your
freezer works more efficiently
when it's nearly full. So, keep the
freezer stocked up.
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oven on hot days can make a
house even more uncomfortable
and may require your air condi-
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or hot water to rinse scraps down
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First Grade
Things have been busy, busy
in first grade at Central Elemen-
tary School (CES). We've been
adding and subtracting numbers
up to 10, solving mathematical
word problems, learning how to
recognize asking and telling sen-
tences, reading about how corn
is harvested, and writing stories.
The 100 Book Challenge (also
called 100 Step Challenge) is
well under way. The children are
reading books independently in
class for 15-30 minutes each day,
earning rewards for each group
of steps completed. Some class-
es have also begun bringing
books home to read, earning an
extra step signed by the "home
coach", or parent/guardian.
Thank you to all the students
who helped out with the PTO
meeting last Thursday night, and
to the parents who came. You
helped make it a success.
First grade was also enter-
tained last Thursday with a visit
from Ronald McDonald. The
children clapped, cheered and
watch spell-bound as he wowed
us with magic tricks, stories, and
jokes. He even helped one lucky
first grader twirl two balls on a
finger.
Congratulations .to our Stu-
dents of the Week: Adriana
Camacho, Brandon Leal, Seairra
,Moore, Emilea Hullett, Aubrie
Holmes, Candace McGlamory,
Jasmin Prieto, and Giovanni
Gamez. Happy Birthday to these
October Birthdays: Kristina
Shanklin, Kwame Karanja, Alex
Carmen, and Ryan Chesser.
Second Grade
CES' second grade classes are
welcoming fall's arrival with var-
ious activities focusing on all
that autumn has to offer. Mrs..
Rodriguez's and Mrs. John's
B.A.S.E. students wished Johnny
Appleseed Happy Birthday on
Monday, September 26. To com-
memorate this occasion, stu-
dents read the play Johnny
Appleseed. They also discovered
many interesting facts about
apple trees. B.A.S.E. students
also learned about tall tales and
different American heroes. Final-
ly, students began writing five-
paragraph stories. The first five-
paragraph story the students
write will explain what they
most like about Halloween.
Students in Mrs. \Whitleside's
classroom are also learning
about important figures in
American History. Specilically,
they are learning about influen-
tial. Hispanic Americans, in
recognition of September being
Hispanic Heritage month. Stu-
dents are learning about figures
such as Cesar Chavez and
Dolores Huerta, who were
instrumental in establishing fair
labor practices for countless
workers. In addition, students
are learning about pop-culture
icons like Roberto Clemente,
Richie Valens, and Gloria Este-
fan.
Miss Prevatt's classroom is
continuing their study of geogra-
phy by making papier-mache
globes. Students are learning
about the seven continents and
four primary oceans, as well as
learning about the many differ-
ent states that comprise the
United States of America.
The students in Mr. Stanley's
class have finished making their
papier-mache globes. They
enjoyed learning the location of
each of the continents in relation
to one another, and about which
continents are home to-.major
countries such as China, Great
Britain, Egypt, Brazil, and, of
course, the United States. To cel-
ebrate fall's arrival, students
read several books about scare-
crows, pumpkins, and other fall
favorites. For Writing Display
Day, Mr. Stanley's students had
their picture taken as a scare-


crow, and each wrote about a
day in his or her life as a scare-
crow.
Second graders continued to
read for fun this week, as they
continued to earn step after step
in Central's new "100 Book
Challenge" reading program.
Students are also looking for-
ward to learning new things
about two unique members of
the animal kingdom, as Octo-
ber's theme of 'Bats and Spiders'
replaces September's 'Maps and
Globes' theme.
Congratulations to this
week's Students of the Week:
Heaven Feltenburger, Brittany
Lloyd and Heaven Peacock.
Fourth Grade
Multiplication facts are being
tested. Writings are being timed,
and many students are analyzing
their assignments and tracing
their steps when they write. The
fourth graders are working hard.
We hope many of you enjoyed
the first writing display day--
there has been much improve-
ment with our fourth graders. In'
fact, at our first timed narrative
in August, the students that is
all of the fourth graders-had an
average of 1.8 and now we are
up to a 2.4. With this rate of
improvement-4.0's, 5.0's, and
6.0's will be the normal scores
come February.
Parents, you are invited to a
Writing Parent Night. Yes, all
fourth grade parents are wel-
come to a very brief but inform-
ative meeting about FCAT writ-,
ing. There will be two different
dates that you can attend. Watch


for an invite and please sign up
ahead of time so the proper
materials can be ready. Mrs.
Pritchard and her team will be
glad to answer questions after
the meeting. Please check your
calendar Wednesday, October
19 or Thursday, October 20.
Wednesday's workshop will
begin at 4:30 and go until 6 p.m.
Thursday's workshop will be
from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Once
again, watch for an invite in your
child's papers this week and
please RSVP.
Mr. Bodenmiller's class is
putting the final touches on their
Writing Display for September,
which combines a behavior les-
son (the inappropriateness of
teasing others) with a language
arts assignment. All class mem-
bers contributed collectively to
the essay which will be dis-
played. In mathematics, we
have just finished multiplication
fact families and are currently
multiplying with two and three
digit numbers. The United States
Constitution is our topic of dis-
cussion in social studies, while
in science we are preparing for
our third experiment of the year,
"make pepper jump". This
experiment is part of our on
going unit covering light and
sound.
Mr. Goff's class is working
very hard on their writing. As a
class we have an average of a 2.5
for narrative writings and an.
average of 3.0 in expository writ-
ings. That is very good: for this
early in the school year. In social
studies we have been studying
about the Spanish exploration of
Florida. We have learned about
many different explorers and
also what they were hoping to
find when they got to what is
now Florida. In math we have
finished up our chapter on equa-
tions and expressions. We will
quickly be working our way
through the chapter on telling
time and reading a calendar. We
are also working hard to memo-
rize out multiplication facts. In
science we have finished learn-
ing about plants. We learned


Community Events

Girl Scouts to host Reunion Tea
The Okeechobee Girl Scouts Pegasus Service Unit is hosting a
special Adult Tea Party for current and former Girl Scouts and Girl
Guides. All adults who have been involved in Girl Scouting or Girl
Guides over the years and those,who were Girl Scouts in ,their
youth are invited. The tea will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2 until
4 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, 200 N.\\. Third St.
The Scouts are also looking for old uniforms and books for a dis-
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about the different parts of
plants and the different func-
tions of each part. Next we will
be learning about the human
body. In reading we just finished
testing theme I and have begun
reading theme II. We started this
week with a play about a greedy
baker. Our recent Students of
the Week have been AnaLily
Mederos, Joey Bunker, and
Joshua Abbate. Congratulations
on your excellent behavior.
Mrs. Pritchard's class is busy
writing pen pals in Wisconsin.
They have also survived the first
lessons of algebra using the
Hands on Equations Program.
We did sixth grade algebra and
were successful. Happy Belated
Birthday to Karla Jimenez and
Brianna Nunez. Juan Carlos San-
doval, Maribel Martinez, and
Denise Holmes were recent Stu-
dents of the Week. The fastest
kids in math are getting faster -
study those multiplication facts.
The science projects were also a
highlight of last week. The stu-
dents learned so much. Please
remember to watch for the
Pritchard Post each week. And,
don't forget about A/R. Who will
obtain their goal and go to Gold-
en Corral for lunch? I am not
sure actually, I have two
already. Mitchell McCoin and
Chelsea Wharin.
Mrs. DeSarro's reading class-
es just finished the book Num-
ber the Stars. This was a grip-
ping story about the Nazi
occupation in Denmark and the
Holocaust. We did projects,
wrote letters, and "are trying to
get a Holocaust survivor to
come in to speak to our class.
Our pen pal program is going
fantastic. We are e-mailing our
friends in Venezuela and writing
more friends in North Carolina.
The students are loving it.
Mrs. Moran is speeding up
the pace in math with great
results. The Students are learn-
ing quickly. In Spanish, they are
learning new and old vocabu-
lary words and putting on plays
for the fall season (in Spanish, of
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Community Events


Legion hosting steak dinner
The Sons of the American Legion will host a steak dinner on Sun-
day, Oct. 16, from 3 until 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post, 501 S.E.
Second St. The menu will consist of steak, baked potato, salad, roll and
dessert for a $9 donation. There will also be live entertainment from 3
until 7 p.m.

Northside church hosting concert
The Northmen will be in concert at the Northside Baptist Church,
U.S. 441 N. at 98th Street, on Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
For information, call (863) 763-7165.

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.

Free nutrition class offered
Dr. Edward W. Douglas will host a Contact Reflex Analysis and
Designed Clinical Nutrition Class on Monday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m. The
clinic is free to the public and will be held at his office at 916 WN. Park
St. For information, contact Dr. Douglas' office at (863) 763-4320.

Cut-a-Thon aides breast cancer foundation
Stafford's Salon, 3268 U.S. 441 S. in the Winn-Dixie Plaza, will hold
a Cut for the Cure Cut-a-Thon on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m. The event is being held to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast
Cancer Foundation. Stafford's will donate 20 percent of the funds
raised on this day to the Komen foundation. For information or to
make an appointment, call (863) 763-3933. While appointments are
recommended, they are not required.

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Church plans Oktoberfest celebration
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, will host their 15th
annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 29. Lunch will be served from 11
a.m. until 3 p.m. and will include bratwurst, sauerkraut, baked beans,
German potato salad, apple streusel and a beverage. Tickets are $5
each. There will also be a white elephant sale, cake walk, 50/50 draw-
ing, prize giveaways, kids games and a country store. For information,
call (863) 763-5042.

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


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include arts and crafts, food, drink and entertainment. There will
also be a baking contest and prize giveaways. For information, con-
tact Niki Salmon at (561) 722-0401, or Hazel Wetherington at (863)
763-3617.

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.

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.


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Special to Okeechobee News
Glen Hunter (left) and his grandson Seth Hunter (right) fin-
ished in first place with 16.66 Ibs. of bass at this month's
Christian Team Trail tournament held last Saturday at Okee-
Tantie Marina.


Hunter family


wins bass tourney


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News.
Thirty-four boats took to the
water early Saturday morning to
compete in the Christian Team
Trail bass tournament at Okee-
Tantie Marina.
The team of Glen Hunter and
grandson Seth Hunter came in
early due to boat trouble. They
knew they had a good catch and
didn't want to take the chance of
breaking down and not making
weigh-ins. Their decision was a
good one. They brought 16.66 lbs.
to the scale to take first place. They
received a check for $700 for their
efforts.
Larry Gibson carried 15.42 lbs.
to the scale to tie for second place
with the team of Mike Evans and
Jim Croslyn. Both teams took
home $290 for their morning on
the lake.
Fourth place went to the team


Team Trail
to fish Oct.9
The remaining tournament date
for the Okee-Tantie Team Trail bass
tournament is Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take place
on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be held
at Okee-Tantie Marina and Camp-
ground. Registrations can be made
at the Wanta-Linga Motel or at the
dock on the day of the tournament.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863)763-1020.
Taekwondo school
hosting golf tourney
Russ Adams Taekwondo will
host a golf tournament on Oct. 15
to raise money to send their stu-
dents to the national tournament.
The tourney will begin with an 8
a.m. shotgun start, and will be a.
four-person scramble. The fee is
$45 per person and includes 18
holes of golf and lunch. There will
be trophies for first, second and last'


of John and Tom Kappauf for their
12.11 lb. catch. They received $180.
Dick Morse and Mike Krause
brought in 11.85 lbs. of bass to fin-
ish in fifth place. They earned $140
for their efforts.
Sixth place went to Ken Good-
man and Bob Carney. Their 10.33
lb. catch earned them $115.
Sam Lewis and Zeke Shreves
earned seventh place honors and a
check for $70 for their 10.16 lb.
catch.
The big fish award went to
John and Tom Kappauf. They
received $210 for bringing a 7.48
lb. beauty to the scale.
Mike Evans and Jim Croslyn
had the second big fish of the tour-
nament. It weighed in at 5.99 lbs.
They took home a check for $140
for hooking this nice fish.
The next Christian Team Trail
tournament will take place on
Nov. 5.


place, as well as door prizes.
Hole. sponsorships are $100.
Donations are also welcome.
For information or to register,
contact the Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club at (863) 763-6228; or,
Sunni Adams at (863) 697-0499.

Tourneyto help
Kids in Distress
The Big Reel Bassmasters of
Margate will hold their 22nd annual
Ghost & Goblins open bass tourna-
ment to benefit Kids in Distress on
Sunday, Oct. 23, in Clewiston.
The entry fee is $120 per two-
person team. There will be payouts
for first through fifth places. The big
bass award is $7,850 (based on a
125-boat field) plus an additional
$3,520 guaranteed donated by vari-
ous sponsors.
Contact Jim Pollock at (954)-
69576035 or. e-mail him at
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pJ LAKE OKEECHOBEE
REGULATION SCHEDULE STUDY OF THE
US Army Corps CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA PROJECT
J a FOR FLOOD CONTROL



Tuesday, October 11, 2005
7:00PM Presentation
Following presentation, open for public comment

Location: John Boy Auditorium
1200 South W.C. Owens Avenue
Clewiston, Florida 33440
The purpose of the meeting is to present the Lake Okeechobee Regulation
Schedule Study and the potential improvements to the Water Supply and
Environment Schedule (WSE) and to give all interested individuals, groups and
agencies an opportunity to express their views and ask questions.

The Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is intending to
prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Lake
Okeechobee Regulation Schedule Study (LORSS). The current WSE schedule
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Public comments will be taken until November 11, 2005. Comments can
be submitted to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: Nelson Colon, Planning
Division, 701 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32207 or by email to

Assistance for individuals with special needs or requesting translations is
available by calling (904) 232-2568 at least five days prior to this event.
Visit the Corps website at wWwm J.usac,army.mil; under the Lake
Okeechobee link to view more Information regarding this study.


Larry Gibson tied for second place at the Christian Team Trail
tourney this past weekend. He brought 15.42 Ibs. to the scale
for the win.


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 5, 2005 13


At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, Sept.
30, through Thursday, Oct. 6, 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


Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For information, call (863)
763-4333.

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and
pick out what they need. There is
no charge and anyone is wel-.
come. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at (863)
763-2950.

Barbershoppers
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The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing. Tenors, bari-
tones, leads and basses are all
invited to join our group. We
practice on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Health Care
Center, 1646 U.S. 441 N. Join us
in singing some old time songs
and community entertainment.
We are looking to expand our
group. Good clean fun and a
great sound are our objectives.
For information, call (863) 763-
0175 or (863) 467-6347.


Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service for
adults seeking volunteer work.
Volunteer as little as four hours a
week or as many as 20 hours.
Morning or afternoon shifts are
available. Many opportunities
currently exist and new pro-
grams to begin soon. Please con-
tact the lobby desk at Raulerson
Hospital for a Volunteer Applica-
tion. For information, call (863)
763-2151, ext. 3312. The hospi-
tal's Volunteen Program (ages
14-17) begins in June.

Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W 30th Ter-
race, is seeking paper towels, old
large towels, blankets, old ken-
nels, a push lawnmower, garden-
ing utensils and laundry deter-
gent. Anyone wishing to donate
any of the above items is asked to
call (863) 763-4630.

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

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


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ADOPTION A childless
couple (in our 30s) seeks to
adopt. Will provide lifetime of
love & security. Expenses
paid. Karen & Keith
1-800-955-9517, pin
050102


553+/- Acre LAND AUCTION
11AM Sat, Oct. 15 Develop-
ment Land & Citrus. Grove.
Central Florida Income & De-
velopment Real Estate of-
fered in 26 Parcels. Four
Smiles of road frontage in-
cluding 1 mile on U.S. 27.
Parcels range from 8.7+/-
AC to 50+/-AC. Higgenbot-
ham Auctioneers Internation-
al, Ltd. Inc. M.E.
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(800)257.4161 www.hlg-
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PUBLIC AUCTION. 5 tracts
North Carolina mountqln
property. 10+ acres each,
Edge of Sparta. 10 acres,
.Absolute auction. 12:Noon
,Sat. Oct. 15th. Visit;
www.pierceauction.com.
keith@carolinaauctions.com
(800)650-2427. .


BURIAL PLOTS- (2) Evergreen
Cemetery, Okeechobee. Lot #
8 block 30. $1300 for both or
will sep. (979)549-0864
BURIAL PLOTS- (3) Evergreen
Cemetery, Okeechobee. Lot #
8 block 30. $1950 for all or
will sep. (979)549-0864


BABYSITTING-Weekly, work
with your hours, all ages.
Nicehome, (863)447-6146
or (561)662-1713.


CHIHUAHUA Vic. of Burman
Rd. Please call to identify
(863)484-0313
FEMALE HUNTING DOG-
Underhill Road & CR 721, call
to identify (863)467-1521.
Found: small.puppy, brindle
white, corkscrew tall, Bass-
wood. (863)357-2293
GREETING CARD- With Gift
Certificates. Call to identify.
(863)763-7888


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ad today!

Get FREE,
signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


TERRIER MIX- -Young, Male,
Butterscotch color, Vic SW
16th St. (863)357-2602


BEAGLE, Lost 9/28. Close The
Forestry Station on NW 50th
Drive. Please Call.
(863)467-2483
BLACK LAB, Lost in Country
Hills Estates. Male. Answers to
Pepper. Very friendly. Child's
pet. (863)763-2501 REWARD!
CUR DO- F, 9 months old,
red w/white blaze. Vic of U-
Save on 9/14.
(863)228-0580/634-4480.
CUR DOG,; Female, Red w/
white blaze, last seen near. U-
save. "Suzie" Missing 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
LOST CAT- Blackish/Gray Tab-
by. Hair on neck shaved.
Had surgery on 21st Needs
medicine. (863)467-4664,


FREE DRYER- Working condl-
tion, Broken timer.
(863)673-1371
KITTENS- (2) 8wks old, to
good homes, very cute, 1
male 1 female, in/out litter
trained (863)635-3439.
KITTENS, 5, Males & Females.
2 Calico, 3 Black & White.
Free to good home.
- (863)467-2887
SCRAPE WOOD: 5 Loads. All
sizes. Free, you haul.
.(863)467-8667



MuitiFamily

OKEE- Sat. Oct. 8th,
8am-?, 3035 SE 36th Ave.,-
Some crafts, Craft books,
Small TV & A Lot More!


state Sale
OKEECHOBEE, FrI. & Sat.
Oct. 7th & 8th, 8am-?,
2063 SW Firstway St.
Leather couch '& chair w/otta-
man, kitchen table w/2 chairs,
tables, lamps, all less than 1
year old. Washer & Dryer like
new; new mattress never
slept on, all other household
items, too many to list.


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WORD PUZZLE IN THE
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IT DAILY BY SUBSCRIBING!
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OCTOBER BEAD FESTS Octo-
ber 7th, 8th, 9th Pompano
Beach, Elks Lodge. October
15th, 16th Havana FL, The
Planters Exchange. October
29th, 30th Ft Myers, Clarion
Hotel. Announcing Palm
Beach Gardens November
4th, 5th & 6th Amara Shrine
temple. Bead, PMC, & Wire
Wrapping Classes available.
Info at www.OctoberBead-
Fests.com or
(866)667-3232.

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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
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Employment ,220
Wanted: 220
Job Information 225 ,
Job Tralning 227
Sales 230



$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government part-
time. No Experience. A lot of
Opportunities .
(800)493-3688 Code J-14.
ALL ABOUT YOU
CAREGIVERS INC.
.3: J c:,pli-j appl,. ilijiO
for home health aides,
home makers & Part Time
Registered Nurse for the
Okeechobee area.
Please call (863)824-8733
NR# 30211037
APPLIANCE SERVICE CO
Needs CUSTOMER SERVICE
REPR Must be able to work
Saturday (863)467-4007.
AUTO MECHANIC
General repairs
Experienced with tools
Bus maintenance a plus
Call Robert (863)634-3332

CARPENTERS, LABORERS
A TRANSPORT COMPANIES
Drug free work place. Apply in
person at: Wooley's Sheds
2570 NW 16th Blvd
Equipment Operators
Need Loader& Dozer for
construction in Port St Lucle.
Call: 954-818-2521


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Cooks fully exp'd only
Full Time. Apply in
person after 11 a.m.
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy. 441 Southeast
Okeechobee
Driver- NOW. HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
DRIVER/THROWER
Full-Time,
Clean CDL Class B License
Call 772-597-3755 or
772-220-9939
Indiantown Sanitation

*Electrician:
"Service Electrician for
'Petroleum Industry,
ILocal work. Must have I
Igood driving record, DFWP
1Benefits, 401k, Pd hol &vac
iWilson's Petroleum
I(772)468-3689
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MANAGEMENT


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


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Safety Administrative Assistant
e* are looking for an outgoing personality
With strong customer service skills.
The ideal candidate will have:
SAbility to handle multiple priorities
Strong communication / organizational skills
High attention to detail


P I Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus. I
Submit resume to:
s e-mail: ptougausiwalpoleinc.con I
or fax- (8631 763-7874
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Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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


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


EXPERIENCED ALUMINUM
INSTALLERS
Needed immediately in
Tallahassee area. Good pay,
steady work. Call Florida
Screened Enclosures at:
(229)378-0839 ask for Jesse
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
benefits 863-467-5000
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


TreImsure oas
(954164-020


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


HELP WANTED
Experience in Aluminum and
Carpentry
(863)634-2044.


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LAKE OKEECHOBEE
. FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat. Call
(863)946-1742 for more info.


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Help Wanted
HANDYMAN
HANDYMAN TRAINEE
GOLF MAINTENANCE
LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE
Salary commensurate
with experience.
C 311 Mr L ii-iy Griggs,
Ext. 131
800-523-1630

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR
A/C & REFRIGERATION TECH
Only Qualified and Experienced
need apply.
Apply in person at
EMORY WALKER CO. INC.
208 S.W. 5th Avenue
Okeechobee
Top Pay, 401 K,
Paid Vacation, & Medical
METAL FRAMER/CARPENTER
Experienced only
(772)201-8715
MOVIE EXTRAS, AC ,h':i.
MODELS! M. .
$75-$250/day. All ages and
faces wanted! No exp. Re-
quired. FT/PT!
(800)714-7565.
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s it i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference #5600.
PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugar cane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package: Fax re-
sume to 561-996-8559.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401 K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
Seeking the following positions
for work at water treatment
plants: Form Carpenters,.
.Pipefitters, Pipe Layers.
Call 561-615-9834

SIGN-UP BONUS
Now Hiring!
*Tow truck driver
*Cashier
*Fuel attendant/stock
person
Training will be provided
for responsible people.
We offer good pay; re-
warding work, benefits
and a substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified ap-
plicants who are hired
will receive a $200 sign-
up bonus.Apply at:
Ft."Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike






Applications available on
(863)7ocation.863-467-1800
STABLE CAREER.IMMEDIATE
OPENINGS! Positions.
available for E.peri-i,: ed
CDL Holders. Also Company
Funded Truck Driver Training
offered. Financial assistance
for Hurricane Victims.
(877)PRIME-JOB. www.pri-
meinc.com.



LPN/MA full time needed for
busy derm. office, great
salary & benefits. Fax re-
sume 772-879-9970.



METAL FRAMING: Looking for
possible limited partnership
who has contacts in residential
drywall/metal framing. I have
I'cerise. ins. Il|,iier & ,loois
OKeecrnobee!iveir arej
772-201-8715.


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.50 CPM SOLOS-.34 CPM
100% DROP & HOOK
HEALTH BENEFITS AS-
SIGNED EQUIPMENT RE-
QUIRE- 1 YEAR OTR
HAZMAT & DOUBLES
(321)202-4406.
DELIVER FEMA RV's FOR
PAY! A NATIONAL RV deliv-
ery service has immediate
needs for qualified contrac-
tors to deliver "new" RV trail-
ers from factories and
dealers to Hurricane relief
sites. This is a great way for
you to help the victims.
Please log on today:
www.horizontransport.com.
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay & Bene-
fits for Experienced Drivers,
0/0, Solos, Teams & Gradu-
ate Students. Bonuses
Available. Refrigerated Now
Available. (888)MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).
How do you find a job
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$5,500 Weekly Goal Potential
.If someone did it, so can
you! 2-3 confirmed appoint-
ments daily! Benefits
Available... Call Catherine
McFarland (888)563-3188.
Kayak Pools Seeks Closers
Sales Pros Earn Top Com-
mission $ + Bonus's and In-
centives. Some Travel
Required. 6 Figure Potential
Realistic. Call
(866)348-7560 for Sales
Manager.

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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




A CASH COW! 90 VENDING
MACHINE UNITS/ YOU OK
LOCATIONS ENTIRE BUSI-
NESS $10,670 HURRY!
(800)836-3464 #B02428.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
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$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
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Services



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



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O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044


aiitioooia/-,41i9u
or (561)758-4337
BuvirnI car? Look in
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a car? Look in the
classified.



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Claims. AUTOMOBILE,
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Rights" A-A-A ATTORNEY
Referral Service
(800)733-5342.
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children, etc. Only one sig-
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Diern.: & Personal Injury.
*Feloii:re: *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



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock &- :
': O Cal Work.
S'Call 863-467-4734


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materlals540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins,'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer '-Video 580
CraftsSupplies 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 6-10
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 7,10




AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
$1375 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER- 24,000
BTU's, Works good $150.
(863)467-4366
AIR CONDITIONERS- 15,000
BTU's Works good $75.
(863)467-4366
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER:
312 Ton w/10KW Electric Heat,
50' of 14" Flex duct. Used 3
mo's. $999 (863)357-0240
MAYTAG ac/heat, window or
through wall, 12K BTU cool,
10200 heat, 220V Like new.
$375 (863)675-3017


PRINTERS DRAWER with
over100 cullei(lible. inside
W viI InVrive. Al.inrg f,250

RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
CUSTOM CABINETRY
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149-
or (561)758-4337


CHEST FREEZER- Small,
Works good. $75.
(863)357-2803
REFRIGERATOR- Gibson Frost
Clear, Almond, Works great,
Ve-ry cold! $50,
(863)357-0615.
STOVE: 30", Electric, Like
new. $100 (772)215-9168
TOASTER OVEN Large, good
condition. $10
(863)763-6297
WASHER & DRYER GE, han-
dIes large loads, very good
condition, $225
(863)983-2428.
WASHER & DRYER: Large ca-
pacity. Like new. $225.
(772)215-9168
WASHER- Purchased new in
'03 from Sears. $100.
(863)673-1371
WASHER,. $75.
863)634-.0779


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


SCHWINN, 1955- Original
condition, $900.
(863)467-5756.



ALL STEEL BLDGS! UP TO
50% OFF!! Engineered for
Hurricane Coast! Ship Facto-
ry Direct for quick delivery.
24x30 Up to.100x200! Call
Now! (800)499-6401 Eddie.
BUILDING SALE! "Last
Chance!" 20x26 Now $3955.
25x30, $5700. 30x40,
$8300; 40x60, $12,900
Many Others. Meets 140
M.RH. Higher available. One
end included. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.



CLOSET DOOR SETS (2) 6ft,
$40 for both or will separate.
(863)467-1965'
GARAGE DOOR 7x9, insulat-
ed w/ stain glass windows &
remote opener. $300 or best
offer (863)467-1965
INSULATION PANELS- 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.


BOYS WINTER-CLOTHES, size
6-9 mos., Excellent condi-
tion. $20 takes all.
(863)763-6131
CARSEAT Infant w/.base, ex-
cellent condition, Pd $100
asking $35 (863)763-6297
INFANT CAR SEAT- With at-
tached base. Very good con-
dition. $20.863-447-1141



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

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Lawn Ornaments
These eight adorable lawn'
ornaments are sure to sur-
prise and delight everyone.
Ideal for beginning do-it-
yourselfers, all that's
required is some scrap lum-
ber, a saw, sandpaper and
paint and sealer. Simply
trace the patterns onto wood,
cut out, sand, paint and seal.
The lawn ornaments range in
size from 12 to 16 inches tall.
Lawn Ornaments plan
(No. 14) .. $9.95.
Lawn Fun Package
3 other plans
(No. C110) .. $19.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com.
Money Back Guarantee


ADULT/KIDS CLOTHES 16
bananana boxes & 2 garbage
bags full. Will separate or
$400 for all (772)597-0146
WEDDING GOWN- Formal,
Ivory, size 6, battenburg lace
& pearls, $250
(863)763-0252 leave mes-
sage.


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1500 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943



COMPUTER Win. ME, 500 +
games, monitor, keyboard,
mouse. Grt for Kids. Para Es-
paniol $50 (863)673-5549
DELL DIMENSION DESKTOP
CBRW, DVD Rom, Win XP,
MS Office, 100's of games,
& more $200 866-855-0902
HEWLETT PACKARD- Win-
dows 98+, printer & all at-
tachments. $75. For more
details call (863)467-1445
LAPTOP- Dell Inspiron, $400
with all in one printer, never
used, all paperwork & disc
w/cd burner (863)233-1140.
LAPTOP- Dell, Pentium 4, In-
spiron 9100, 17", 100gb,
with extras, $1700 or best
offer (863)467-7076 Iv msg.


BED, Canopy: King Sz w/ Sim-
mons Beauty Rest xFirm Mat-
tress. Paid over $1600, Asking
$500 (863)357-2110
BED- King size, Serta mat-
tress, Box springs & frame.
Good condition $250.
(863)801-3412
BED, Twin w/drawers below.
$50. (863)824-0945
BEDROOM SET- Queen size
Head/foot board, Dress
w/mirror, Nightstand, Desk &
Chair $500. (863)675-3834
BR Set, King size, all wood,
$500 or best offer.
'(863)467-1072
Coatrack, (dark), LazyBoy re-
cliner, hutch (maple color),
tv trays (maple), $270 will
sell sep. (863)763-0215
COMFORTER SETS twn (2)
camouflage, w/ blanket,
sheets, pil. cases, curtains &
shelves $100 863-447-0965
DESK- With bookshelf, Key
board drawer, Light oak
w/metal accent, $40.
* (863)357-0615
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Mahogany, $200
(863)675-3516.
KING MATTRESS SET- with
frame, 1 yr old, $75
(561)983-0950.
LA-Z-BOY SLEEPER BED-
brown plaid, $300
(863)675-3516.
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
LOVESEAT, double, reclining,
teal corduroy, $35..
(863)675-1634 Iv. msg.
MOVING, MUST SELL!!!
7 pc. Qu. Bdrm. Set, wood &
brass $600., Oak Dinette w/4
chairs $150., Dinette Set,
wood Antique White w/6
chairs & matching hutch
$1000 Firm. & Many items For
info. 863-467-8660
Queen Size Bed, mattress, box
spring, metal frame, $150.
(863)763-8562
QUEEN SLEEP SOFA, never
used, Rd DR Table, w/4
chair, 4 bar stools, tall lamp,
$650 for all (239)707-4404.
RED MINIATURE PINCHER-
Male, with papers. $600
(863)697-9805
SLEEPER SOFA: Beige. Real
Nice. 7 Ft: Long. Like new.
$350. (863)634-8601
Triple Dresser, w/ Ig. mirror,
light brown, 3 sm. drawers &
4 Ig. drawers, w/nightstand,
$150. (863)763-8562
TWIN'BED- light pine color,
wood w/laminate, includes
mattress $45
(863)357-4532



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc.cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART: Club Car, Lifted,
Gas Powered. Lights, Wind-
shield, $1850. (772)462-2211


MATCH BARREL Stainless
Steel, custom made, for AR
15. $200 (863)357 5754
REMINGTON 870-12 gauge
Shotgun, Good cond. $150.
(863)983-7915
SHOTGUN HIGHSTANDER- 12


ga pump w/vented rib, very
good cond. $300 or trade for
pistol (772)461-8822.
STAR SA 9 mm- Semi-auto
pistol, 2 magazines, ammo.
$150. (863)983-7915



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


WATCH, Citizen Blue Angels &
Citizen Eco-drive watch,
$295 for both will sell sep.
(863)983-7915
WEDDING BANDS- His &
Hers, white gold, paid $800
asking $350 (863)634-8530


ELECTRIC CHAIR, HOVER-
ROUND, Never used. $1500.
(863)946-0307
PATHWAY RAMP, heavy duty,
made of aluminum with a
raised tread surface, $150.
(863)357-8788


DISPLAY SHOWCASE, 5 Ft.,
Glass. Good condition. $150.
(863)447-1178
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www.onlinetidewater-
tech.com.
MINI BLINDS, white, vinyl,
w/hardware, (4) 47" wide,
(2) 36" wide, (1)28" wide,
$35 neg. (863)467-2434
OXYGEN USERS: Enjoy free-
dom! Travel without canis-
ters, No more bottles!
Oxlife's lightweight, Oxygen
concentrators run off your
car and in your home.
U.S.A.- made Warranteed
(800)780-2616 www.oxli-
elnc.com.



ORGAN Yamaha, excellent
shape $500 (863)675-0235


AMAZON PARROT- Male,
Orange wing, $350.
(863)673-1567
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,
S$150 863-484-0314 Lv msg
BLACK SILKIE CHICKS, $5
each. (863)675-6214
CHIHUAHUA, Larger size.,
Male, 12 wks. old. $100 or
best offer. (863)697-1095
CHOCOLATE RED NOSED
PITS- 7, Full blooded, Mom
on premises, 5 wks old,
$150 ea (863)634-7597
Cockatiel, female, 4 mos. old,
cage, book, toys & food, can
wolf whistle, $200.
(863)983-7288 Iv. msg.
DOG PEN Chain link, 4 pan-
els, 10x6 + door. $100
(863)467-3645
JACK RUSSELL PUPS- 7 wks,
tails off, Females $250
(863)675-2844
MINI DOXIE- male, neutered,
2yrs old, Dapple, $200 seri-
ous inquiries only.
(863)699-2261. ..
MINI DOXIES- AKC, blk/tan,
M/F, taking deposits, ready
November, $450.
(863)699-2261
PIT BULL PUPS- great around
horses & cows, 2M-1F, UTO
on all shots, $150
(863)763-7446
PITBULL Female, 8mos,
needs family without small
pets. Loves kids, very alert
$100 neg. (863)484-0313
RED NOSED PITBULL 5 mo
old, all shots up to date $300
(863)447-0965
SHIH TZU PUPPIES (2) 8
wks. old. Females. Brown &
White. $250. 863-675-7105
SUGAR GLIDER- Male, $65.
(863)673-1567



Demo Homesites Wanted in
your area for the NEW Kayak
Pool. Take Advantage of this
Unique Opportunity. Save $
Financing Available. Details
(866)348-7560.
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1999.
(863)983-7751



SEWING MACHINE, For Eyelid
for buttons. Commercial
grade. $50. Call
(863)675-4912


BOW- High Country Com-
pound/case/extra string draw
29-30, pull 60-751bs 65%
let/off $100 863-763-7609
GOLF BALLS (100) $50.
(863)697-1939
JUGS PITCHING MACHINE,
throws softballs or base-
balls, digital speed control,
$700. (863)697-1341


CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer,
DEH-P47DH, fits GM-Chrys-
lers, retails $300, sell $200
(863)357-0448.


GENERATOR: Generac, 22500
surge, 15000 continuous, 30
hp, elec. start. $2000.
(863)467-5616



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


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VACUUM CLEANER Small
$10 (863)447-0002


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 8,5
Farm Supplies.'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 8-15
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry.'Supplies 860
Seeds-Plants
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA 11yrs old, &
Blue Roan 3yrs old. Good
horses. $1600 for both
(863)824-8793
MINIATURE STUD HORSE-
31" tall, child broke, incid,
saddle & tack, 2yrs old,
$1000. (863)227-0367.



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, like new, runs good,
$100 or best offer
(863)467-7428.
RIDING LAWN MOWER'98
Snapper, 9h/p. Runs good, like
new condition $450 or best of-
fer (863)517-1177
WEED EATER Home Lite,
gas, good shape, $100 or
best offer. (863)467-7428


BOAR GOATS (3) Pure Bred.
All for $250. Miniature Philly, 6
mo. old. $400.
(863)635-9104 Frostproof.


Rentals



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



BUCK HEAD RIDGE-2br, 1ba
Nice! On canal. $975 mo. No
pets. For more info call
(561)746-0448 or 352-5977
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, 3 Br, 2 Ba
on the water. No utilities, un-
furnished. $1000 mo.
863-824-0981
OKEE 2br, 2V2ba. Small of-
fice, carport, large lot. Fur-
nished 1st, last & sec. dep. +
utilities. $900 mo 357-0707
OKEE- 3br, 1ba, CBS House
with gar. W/D, Nice area.
Near Blue Heron. No pets
$1200.. meo. + 1st, last,
$500, .sec dep tO move in
(863)610-1000
Okeechobee, 2BR/1BA within
city limits, professional of-
fice, $675 mo., 1st, last &
sec. ref. req. (863)763-6513
Okeechobee's Nicest! New
1&2 BR homes-waterfront,
clean & quiet, from $600.
(863)824-2248 (772)215-2757
Remodeled, 2 Story, Wood
Framed Home 4/1. Porch,
Fenced yard, shed, corner lot.
863-763-4999/561-248-8139
TREASURE ISLAND, 3 Br, 2
Ba on water. No util., unfur-
nished, cathedral ceiling, shed,
carport. $1000. mo.
(863)824-0981



RENT-A-SPACE


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


ROOMMATE WANTED: In Up-
scale Neighborhood. $575 mo.
+ 1/2 until. Cable/Internet incld.
863-697-9074/467-8768
WANTED ROOMMATE-
Utilities included. $450. mo.
Call (863)610-1077


CONDO, On Ft. Myers Beach,
Fully Furnished. Sleeps 4. Oct.
15th-Oct. 22nd. $700.
(863)675-0'104


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.'
Townhouses Sale 1015
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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




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



Units, (4), sold as pkg.,
-(3) 1BR Condo Units &
1) 2BR Unit Oak Tree
lace, (3) Units (2-1's &
1-2 are in new #70 Bldg.
PGI $27,600, Price
$275,000. Brokers Protect-
ed. Lv. Msg. @
(863)763-7623 or
772-287-6402 eves.


-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 .
Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba, new
screened room/carport, new
roof, $109,000.
(863)357-2602



HUNT ELK, Red Stag, White-
tail, Buffalo season opens
5/31/06. Guaranteed hunting
license, $5.00. We have a
no-game, no-pay policy. Call
days (314)209-9800 even-
ings (314)293-0610.


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
GRACEVILLE Panhandle, 38
acres of rolling hills. Fenced in
cross fenced. Creek, some
pasture, some hardwood.
Frontage on paved rd. &
county maintained rd. $7900
per acre. Call (850)579-4899
IDEAL FOR DEVELOPMENT
193 Acres. Well, electric. 4
mi from town on Hwy 98 N.
Close-to school. $20K per
acre. (863)634-6110
(863)634-6071



ASHEVILLE NC AREA- MOUN-
TAIN HOMESITES Gorgeous
riverfront, river view and
wooded privacy homesites.
1 + acres from the 40's. Gat-
ed community with
amenities CALL TODAY:
(866)292-5762.
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 beatable 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.
EAST TENNESSEE PROPER-
TIES FOR SALE- Sold and fi-
nanced by owner. Log
Homes, Lots & Acreage near
Pigeon Forge- Gatlinburg.
Call Ricky Bryant
(423)623-2537.
GRAND OPENING SALE! Lake


Bargains! Water access from
$34,900 w/ FREE Boat Slips.
SPAY 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


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16 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 5, 2005


p -
Land & Lots Supply+De-
mand=Florida Land Boom!
Cheap 1/4, 1/2, 1 Acre Lots.
5-10-13-20 Acre Parcels.
Highlands, Hendry, Hardee,
Okeechobee ask for Law-
rence (800)796-6569.
MOUNTAIN LAND FOR SALE
BY OWNER. Beautiful Moun-
tain Views in North Georgia.
1.5-3 AC Parcels. Commons
area on Trout Stream. Call
(706)636-2040.
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 85 3 5
www.NC 77.com.
NC MOUNTAINS- 10+ Acres
from $39,900. Grand Open-
ing October 22-23. Spec-
tacular long range views!
Near Blue Ridge Parkway
and Boone. Excellent financ-
ing, roads & utilities.
(800)455-1981, ext. 210.
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..
TENNESSEE -NEW LAKESIDE
COMMUNITY Spectacular
homesites from the $30's.
Private boat slips- limited
availability. Close to down-
town Chattanooga. Lake ac-
cess from community. Call
Today: (866)292-5769.
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS-
Extraordinary Home Sites in
Gated Fall Branch Estates.
Wooded Lots, Panoramic
Mountain Views, From $60k.
Current phase: Pre-Con-
struction pricing.
(877)774-3437 www.Rid-
gesLife.com.
WESTERN North Carolina
Mountains Cool Air, Views,
Streams, Homes, Cabins,
Acreage FREE BROCHURE
OF MOUNTAIN PROPERTY
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
WHITEWATER LIVING IN THE
SMOKIES Gated Waterfront
Community Riverfront and
Mountain Views Available,
Prices Starting low as
$46,900. Final Phase Limited
Lots Call Now! No Closing
Costs Buy Direct From De-
veloper SAVE THOUSANDS
$$$ (800)559-3095 ext 327
www.rivercrest.com *Some
restrictions apply.
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Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




BHR, 2BR/2BA doublewide,
c/a, no pets, $600 mo. yearly
lease, $1000 sec. 763-4031
OKEE- D/W, 3br, 2ba, on the
water. $1100. mo. +- 1st,
last $600. Sec dep., 2547
SE 32nd St. (863)634-3312
OKEECHOBEE-Nice small,
2br, lba, good for 1 person
or couple, No pets,
$450/mo, $450 dep.
(863)763-6232 -
TREASURE ISLAND 3 BR, 2
BA, Partially Furnished, Non
Smk. Env., No pets. 1st., last
&sec. dep. 863-697-1033



AQUA ISLES Lot J-10. All
appliances included, furnished,
Walking distance to river.
$7500 (863)885-1053
La Belle- Sacrifice 12'x 46'
Modular office unit or resi-
dence with A/C. You move
$5000. 863-675-5000
LaBelle- Sacrifice 24'x 64'
Modular office unit or resi-
dence, 2 A/C units You move
$10,000 863-675-5000
MOBILE HOME '91 SW 14x66,
3 Bdrm., 2 Ba, Zone II, You
must move. $4500. N. Ft.
Myers. 239-543-5102.
RIVER BEND Adult M/H Park
2br, 1/aba. Florida room, roof.
over, partly furn. Grt shape,
in/out $19K (863)763-2005

Recreation I



Boats 3005
Campers./RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.ATVs 3035



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
JON BOAT: 12 Ft. w/Trailer.
$300 (863)228-2123
MOHAWK CANOE 16'- with
trailer & gas 1.5HP engine,
$850 (863)763-7695. "
NEW 16' BASS BOAT- 90HP
Merc, live wells, fish finder,
trolling, mtr, trlr, & cover
$15,500 (941)716-9654.


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PONTOON BOAT, 22' Crest w/
trailer, 60 hp Mercury w/stain-
less steel propeller. Low
hours. $9500 (863)357-2704
PONTOON BOAT '99 20ft,
Smoker Craft, 50hp Johnson
o/b. Trolling motor w/ trailer
$8000 (863)357-0028
SEA NYMPH 16FT-fully
rigged, trolling mtr, trlr, 40hp
Mere outboard, needs minor
work $1000 (863)467-1300.
SEA RAY 1991, 135 V6 0/B,
Flat Boat, $2000 or best of-
fer. (772)219-9491
TRI HULL BOAT- 14" with trlr,
and 55hp Homelite motor,
Collectors item, $400 or best
offer (863)234-6040.
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
windshield, 60 hp Mariner
outboard motor & tdr, $1500
firm. (863)467-8038


WILL TRADE '04 Fleetwood
Discovery, 39', 3 slides for
Real Estate. $150,000. to-
wards trade. (863)414-2346



HONDA BF 90- '04, Warranty
left, $6200 (863)467-2000


HONDA Dirtbike CRF 100, '04,
used.1 mo., paid $3100, sell
for $2000 firm.
(863)655-0030
Honda Goldwing Aspencade
GL1200, '86, 45k mi., gar-
age maintained, exc. cond.,
cd/am/fm radio/cass., lots of
chrome, asking $4500 neg.
Call David 941-815-4783.

HONDA GOLDWING GL1200
'85-Gd cond., 61K mi, blue
am/fm/cd, full dress. Must sell
$2400 neg. (863)634-4754
SUZUKI INTRUDER- '99, 5223
mi,Straight pipes, Garage
kept, $4000 or best offer
(863)634-7573
YAMAHA BLASTER '04 -
200ccw/ many modifications
and low hours $2500 or best
offer (863)763-2546



DUNEBUGGY- '2000, Street le-
gal. With trailer $2500 or
,best offer. (863)697-9044
GO-CART- Silver Fox, 2 seat,
Used very little. $800.
(863)357-2803-
HONDA 250 FOURTRAX '87, 4
Wheeler,. Good condition.
$1200. (863)634-1479


LeBelle- 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.


TERRY 5TH WHEEL- 36',
Comfortable to live in. New
tires good cond. No slides
$4000.954-629-6766


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070




Don't Miss

This One
CAMARO- '80, Auto, Runs,
Needs work, $1750.
(863)697-3258 or 634-6601


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A DONATED CAR, truck, boat
or trailer. (any kind) can
mean vocational training for
someone in an alcohol &
drug program or transporta-
tion for a single parent fami-
ly. Tax deductible, prompt
pick up. (866)855-0902.
Stepping Stones Christian
Ministries.
BUICK RIVIERA '92 2dr
coup, extra clean, noisy mo-
tor that needs replacing.
$475 (863)673-1635
CHEVY CAMARO '92-R/S
Anniversary Edition.
Runs & looks great. $2500 or
best offer (863)227-2013
CHEVY CAVALIER- '96, 2
door, A/C, Tinted windows
approx 135K, $2500.
(239)657-4348
CHEVY CORSICA '92-3.1 en-
gine, runs & drives great.
Needs front brake work $750
neg. (928)202-0013 Okee
DODGE AVENGER SPORT '99-
auto, pw, pl, V6, cold AC,
96K, $3000 (863)467-7076
leave message.
DODGE NEON- '2000, 4 dr,
72K, Tinted windows, Clean,
A/C, Runs good. $6000.
(863)610-0969
FORD CONTOUR '96 Cold
a/c, good condition, runs
well $1300 or best offer
(239)503-4838
FORD MUSTANG 1992,
Coupe, 4 cyl. w/5 speed &
cold air. $1500 or best offer.
(863)634-3055
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 Accord DX, '89, manu-
al, 4 door, runs well, $850.
(863)357-2293
LINCOLN TOWN CAR '92- 4dr,
runs great, $1200 or best of-
fer (863)234-6040.
LINCOLN TOWNCAR, 1988 -
Good cond., black rag top,
'new tires, cold a/c, $1000.
863-801-6033




MERCURY SABLE, '99, load-
ed, sunroof, 78k miles,
$5,750. (863)357-3181

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 NX 2000 '93 Wht,
5spd, ac/pf, t bar roof, tinted
win, cd, 140K mi, rebuilt trans.
$1250 863-677-0459 An-
drew
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME 87, V8, Auto All pow-
er, A/C. Works well Needs,
work. $500 (863)763-9592


PONTIAC FIREBIRD 1988,
Metallic Blue, 305, Runs great.
Needs a computer. $500. Call
Corey @ (863)673-6081
TOYOTA COROLLA 1992, 4
Door, Auto., 4 cyl., A/C.
Runs excellent. $1800 or
best offer. (772)461-4044
VW RAIL BUGGY & PARTS -
needs work. $350 or best of-
fer (863)675-6214


CHEVY '48 4 door, excellent
body, new motor, needs to be
restored. Serous inquiries on-
ly. $2500 (863)763-3551
OLDS DYNAMIC 88 1963,
$700 or best offer.
(954)778-8544



DODGE RAMCHARGER 1986,
4x4, Parts or As Is. Asking
$950. Call (863)357-3107
after 5pm.
FORD BRONCO 1978, Make
good buggy. $650 or best
offer. (863)697-0220
FORD BRONCO, '87, 4x4 -
runs, needs some TLC,
$1000 neg. or trade for 4x4
4 whir. (863)634-4338
FORD BRONCO I 1990, 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


GOLF CART BATTERY
CHARGER- automatic,
48volts, Clubcar, $175
(863)697-2033.



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.


American Racing Wheels- 4,
For F250, 8 lug Mojave
w/teflon. Caps/tuner lugs, +
. Spare $325 863-610-1000
Chrome Whis, Ultra, 17x9, 8
lug for '04 Dodge, 305/70/17
buckshots & fender flares,
$1500. (863)634-8802
ENGINE- for '89 Honda Ac-
cord, 2.2, w/tranny, 89K orig
miles $150 (863)697-6731.
FIBERGLASS TOPPER- Leer,
for '97-'03 Ford F150, Step-
side, White, Exc. cond.
$350. (863)610-1000
MOTOR '83 Ford, $150 takes
motor & truck
(863)634-7830


POSI TRACTION UNIT- with
gears, $300 or best offer
(863)467-8856.
RUBBER MAT- For Short Bed.
Truck Bed, Heavy duty, 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
TOYOTA PICKUP- '90, ext
cab, 4x4, V6, Wrecked in
front. Parts or all $1000. or
best offer. (863)990-9256
TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt GM,
$300 (863)467-8856.
TRUCK TOPPER for small
p/u, excellent condition. $70
(239)657-4348


Chevy Cheyenne 1500, 1991,
4.3, V6, auto, air, $1250.
(863)805-2877
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
DODGE DAKOTA- '88, 318,
Motor needs work, As is,
$500. (239)248-7960
FORD F100 1983, A/C, Auto.,
New Carb., New tires, 2
Tone Blue..$2500 Firm.
(863)467-8254
FORD RANGER, '90, runs
great, camper top, clean,
Good body, $1500 or best
offer. (954)775-7517
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
CHEVY TAHOE- '01, 80K, Ex-
cellent condition, Fully load-
ed $16,500. (863)634-6485
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 1/2'1
x 51/2'w $600.
.(863)635-0079
TILT TRAILER 5x8, w/ re-
movable custom cap. Good
condition. $550
(863)357-5754
UTILITY, TRAILER, 6x10, with
siderails & 4 ft. gate, exc.
cond., $650. (863)763-1703


I Puli Noice


NOTICE FOR PROCUREMENT OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES --
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFO)Q- CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
Pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the State of Florida's Consultants
Competitive Negotiations Act, and the State Requirements for Educational Fl-
cilites (SREF), the Distnct Board of Trustees of Indian River Community College
will consider the contracting of a CONSTRUCTION MANAGER (CM) for providing
professional services for the following construction project:
CONSTRUCTION OF A
PUBLIC SERVICES/HOMELAND SECURITY COMPLEX
INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
FORT PIERCE MAIN CAMPUS
The project wil consist of:
Working with the protecl architect in the design phase, including value
engineering, the development of a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP),
and construction services.
Business entities interested in providing construction management services to Indian
River Community College (IRCC) are hereby notified that a sealed Statement of
Qualifications for providing the required services must be received by the deadline
of 2,00 o m local time Wednesday October 12 2005 in the IRCC Facilities Plan-
nine Office 3209 Virinia Avenue Buildino "S" Room 233 Fort Pierce Florida
34981-5596.
Instructions for completion and submission of the Construction Management State-
ment of Qualifications may be obtained at the IRCC Facilities Planning Office,
3209 Virginia Avenue, Building "S", Room 233, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596,
or by calling 772-462-7360, or by e-mailing your requestto pivey@ircc.edu.
IRCC reserves the right to waive any informality in the selection process and to re-
ject any or all Statements of Qualifications.
85391 ON 9/21,28;10/5/05


DODGE CARAVAN '94 runs
good, clean van. $1150
(863)673-1635
DODGE CARAVAN, '94- new
tires, runs good, needs trans
work, $300. (863)655-0030.
DODGE RAM- '89, New tires &
transmission, 1st $1500
Takes it! (863)357-3564


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



NOTICETO BIDDERS
Notice is hereby given the Glades
County Board of County Commission-
ers will be accepting sealed bids from
qualified general contractors until 3:00
PM on October 31,2005 for the pro-
ject known as the American Legion
Shelter Retrofit.
There will be a mandatory pre-bid confer-
ence at the ob site located at 600 Riv-
er RdSW Moore Haven at 2:00 PRM.
on October 20,.2005.
Bids are to be delivered by mailto Glades
County Emergency Management, Post
Office Box 68 Moore Haven, Florida
33471 or in person to 500 Avenue J,
Moore Haven 33471. Plans may be .
obtained at the above address or at the
office of H.L Bennett, PE at241 Yeo-
mans Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935.
Glades County reserves the right to reject
any or all bids and to award contract,
to the lowest or best Bidder.
87636 CBCGS, 10/6,13/2005
ON 9/29,30/2005
10/1stthru t 121200 .

How do you find a job in
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
silieds
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifelds.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2005-CP-223
IN RE: ESTATE 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 decedents 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
Address
PRO. Box2
2875 Hardaway Hwy
Chattahoochee, FL 32324
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 (22 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 Notce:
John Waymon Logue
R- PO. Box 2
2875 Hardaway Highway
Chattahoochee, FL 32324
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Kevin H. Hendrickson, Esq.
Attorney for Per. Rep.
310 South Second Street
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Florida Bar No.618454
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Community Events


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



Enrollment starts for VPK program
The Agency. for Workforce Innovation is starting the registration.
process for parents to enroll their children in the state's new Vol-
untary Prekindergarten (VPK) program. Eligible children must live
in Florida and be.4 years' old on or before Sept. 1 of the 2005-06
school year. Parents can find the registration form online at
1\1A.\ pkflorida.org, or, they can contact their nearest Earli Learn-
ing Coalition for a paper copy of the registration.



Church offers summer activities
Activities are now available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
70,1 S.W Sixth St. These activities include: a food bank that is open
Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon; a martial arts class held
Tuesday through Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday after-
noon from 3 uritil 4 p.m.; Boy Scouts meet every Monday from 6
until 8 p.m.; Immigration Assistance is available on the third.
Thursday of every month from 1 until 5 p.m.; and, soccer is every,
Tuesday and Thursday evenings,.



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


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



Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,.English as
second language classes, Monday'and Wednesday from 10 a.m.
until noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday
from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Semi-
nole 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-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic
education/GED, Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon;
El Centro Santa Fe, 115 S,W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday,
from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane,
adult basic education/GED and English as a second language class-
es, Monday through Thursday, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth.St., English as a second 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.



Library hosts computer classes


The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
Gospel Lighthouse will meet S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
A ne%%l. -formed congregation, The Gospel Lighthouse, will will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
meet every Friday.at 7:30 p.m. in the Christian 7th Day Baptist internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
Church, 914 N.W. Park St. There will be old camp meeting style of chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.
preaching, praying and singing. For information, contact Reverend
Elma J. Hampton at (863) 357-0455. _


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


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



Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30
p.m.


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


Free parenting classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505
S. Parrott Ave. Topics include discipline'a family affair, birth to 8
months infants, 8 to 18 months the toddler, 18 to 36 months terrific
twos, 3 year olds, and uncommon sense. Each week parents "earn"
baby bucks to purchase items for their baby at the Center's Baby
Boutique. Childcare is not provided. However, infants in carriers are
welcome. For details call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.


Performance standards available
The Florida School Readiness performance standards for 3-, 4-
and 5-year-old children are available from the Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition by calling (863) 462-5792. Or, you may
download them directly from the web at.www.schoolreadiness.org.


Migrant program accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located, 726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for migrant children and children with dis-
abilities in our Head Start Program. We serve children between the
ages of 6 weeks to 5 years. To qualify the family must have migrated
in the past 24 months, worked in agriculture and the primary
income must come from agriculture. We encourage families of chil-
dren with disabilities to apply. For more information, call (863) 467-
0702 and ask for Sylvia, Ella or Page.

El Centro de Okeechobee I locaizado en 726 N.E. 16th Ave. esta
aceptando 'aplicacions para ninos de families migrants y ninos
incapacidados, En nustro program nostros creemos que los ninos
se benefician en cuando reciven services de education, salud y serv-
ices socials que nustro program ofrece. Servimos ninos de 6
semans a 5 anos. Para cuaiificar la familiar deve de ver salido del con-
dado o estado en los ulitimo 24 mess y trabajado en agriculura. Con
el ingreso de la familiar de trabajo de agriculture. Animamos que las
families con ninos incapacidados aplican. Para mas information
por favor de llamar al (863) 467-0702 Y abler con Sylvia o Zila.


School collecting cell phones
Central Elementary Student Council is collecting old/unused cell
phones to be turned into a recycling company. Proceeds will be
used to purchase new stage curtains. Cell phones may be dropped
off at Centi; e 'r'sentary School, 610 S.W Fifth Ave.