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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 279 Thursday, October 6, 2005 504 Plus tax


Brief

Road closures
The 1200 block of S.R. 70
W. will be closed to all traffic
during 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
manning 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 non-residential areas.

Inside

NES students begin
reading program
Kindergarten
On Monday, Sept. 26, the
kindergarten students at NES
celebrated Johnny Appleseed's
birthday. The children made
hats, ate apples and made
applesauce. The children
dressed like Johnny Appleseed
and read the story about "The
Little Red House." The students
enjoyed their day celebrating
Johnny Appleseed.
Page 3

Spotlight On

NASCAR's Edwards
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Carl
Edwards has managed to stay
under the radar through the
first three Chase for the cham-
pionship races. That should
change for him this weekend
when he
heads to
Kansas
Speedway
- the clos-
est thing to a
a home-
town track
for the Mis-
souri native.
Edwards Carl Edwards
is expecting Carl Edwards
a ton of
friends and family to make the
two-hour trip from Columbia,
Mo., to Kansas for Sunday's
race. He went home earlier this
week to do as much catching
up as he can in an effort to free
his schedule at the track and
allow him to concentrate on
racing.
Page

Drought Index
Current: 464
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.41 feet


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

Index

Classifieds ....... .9-11
Comics ............8
Community Events .4
Crossword .........10
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion ............4
Speak Out ..........4
Sports .............7
TV ...............11
Weather ............2
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City approves zoning change


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Despite protestations from a
local citizen, the Okeechobee
City Council gave final approval
for a zoning change of property
belonging to Christopher and
Gail Newman at their meeting
Tuesday night.
The approval of Ordinance
No. 915 changed 1.64 acres of
developed land at 207 N.E. Park
Street from heavy commercial
(CHV) to central business district
(CBD) zoning.


CBD zoning was established a
few years ago as a way to allow
for less parking than that
required under CHV zoning
requirements, according to
Councilwoman Lydia Jean
Williams. CBD zoning helps busi-
nesses that are in older buildings
and do not have space enough to
fulfill CHV requirements for park-
ing, water retention and storm
water drainage rules, she said.
The Newmans were the last
property owners to request the
CBD zoning before a moratorium
was placed on such zoning early


this year. The Newmans had
requested the rezoning in
November 2004, and while the
city's planning board recom-
mended the rezoning, the coun-
cil did not pass the ordinance:
The Newmans filed a lawsuit to
appeal the council's decision.
The issue was discussed at the
Aug. 16 City Council meeting ahd
council members could not
reach a decision. They held an
executive session on Sept. 6 to
discuss their options and the
item was put on the agenda for
their Sept. 20 meeting. However,


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Mayor James Kirk was out of
town for that meeting and the
item was tabled until the Oct. 4
meeting.
Tommy Hoover, who opposes
the CBD zoning, later said the
council deliberately waited to
vote on the zoning until the
mayor was present because they
wanted the mayor's affirmative
vote to get the measure passed.
Council members Dowling
Watford and Lowry Markham
voted nay, while Mrs. Williams
and Noel Chandler voted for the
measure. Mayor Kirk's affirma-


tive vote got the measure passed.
Mr. Watford confirmed to Mr.
Hoover that the moratorium
remains in effect on CBD zoning.
"There will be no more CBD
zoning. That is certainly my
intention," Mr. Watford said.
Councilman Chandler said
that because situations come up
where people have a problem
with the parking regulations, the
council needs to come up with a
way for them to address the
issue.
See Zoning Page 2


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Bubba, the Brahman mascot, is present at most home varsity football games. He will
be in attendance Friday night for the Brahman homecoming game against the Sebring
Blue Streaks. He usually has an entourage of FFA members and agriculture students
with him. Some of them are (left to right) Kayla Walters, Amanda May, Bubba and Tarin
Weintraub.

Bubba: The legend lives on


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
It's another hot, humid fall
night in Okeechobee. The
drums of the high school band
can be heard several blocks
away. Fans pour into the stadium
in anticipation of another great
night of high school football.
As the stands fill and the play-
ers take to the field, a lone figure
stands vigilantly at the corner of
the south end zone. He makes
his appearance at almost every
home game. His mere presence
spurs on the team and fires up
the hometown crowd. He is sim-
ply known as Bubba and this
is his team, his crowd and his
town.
Bubba is a 7-year old pure-
bred Brahman bull, and is the
official mascot of the high
school and unofficial mascot of
the entire town. His likeness
appears on T-shirts; his picture
hangs on many business walls;
and, his face has even adorned a
local company's satellite dish
before the winds of Hurricane
Jeanne blew it away.
Bubba's ancestors came
from India. The Brahman breed


is a result of the cross-breeding
of three breeds found in India.
They are the Guzerat, the Nellore
and the Gir. These are the
"sacred cattle of India", and
many of the Hindu faith will not
eat meat from them, will not per-
mit them to be slaughtered and
will not sell them. They are
known as intelligent, inquisitive,
shy animals that are unusually
easy to care for, hardy and adapt-
able to a wide range of feed and
climate.
The cross became known as
the Brahman here in the United
States.
University of Missouri studies
found that Brahmans and Euro-
pean cattle do well in tempera-
tures down to eight degrees
Fahrenheit. But European cattle
do not do well in temperatures
above 70, degrees Fahrenheit.
On the other hand, tempera-
tures up to and beyond 105
degrees have little effect on
Brahmans. Their ability to with-
stand intense heat makes the
Brahman a very popular breed
in the South. Part of this ability to
withstand the heat comes from
the fact that they are able to
sweat freely through the pores of


their skin. Their short, thick coats
reflect most of the sun's rays, giv-
ing the breed the ability to graze
in the rhidday sun. The abun-
dance of loose skin on the Brah-
man also helps it to withstand
heat by increasing the amount of
body surface for cooling.
The Missouri studies also
found that Brahmans produce
less internal body heat in hot
weather than European cattle
do. They are also less prone to
disease and thrive on a variety of
feeds and pasture conditions.
Brahmans are so different genet-
ically from most species that
they can be bred with almost
any other breed and the result
will be a bigger, stronger calf.
For these reasons, breeders
have crossbred Brahmans with
other breeds to produce a hearti-
er strain of beef cattle. Two very
popular crosses are the
Angus/Brahman known as Bran-
gus and the Hereford/Brahman
cross known as Brafords.
Brahmans like affection and
can become very docile and
easy to handle, which probably
explains why Bubba is the way
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News Briefs Zoning


USACE hosts
lake meeting
CLEWISTON The U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers will hold a
public 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
seniors and $1.50 for students.
The American Miniature Horse
Registry classes will be shown
Saturday, and the American
Miniature Horse Association
classes will be shown Sunday.
Halter classes will be held both
mornings, while performance
classes will be held in the after-
noon.
For information, call: (561)
798-6129; (772) 341-7610; or,
(863) 763-7724.

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

Airboaters helping
in recovery efforts
The Florida Airboat Associa-
tion 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
homebuyer 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
Hurricane Katrina can contact
Project HOPE (Helping Our Peo-
ple in Emergencies), 1600 S.W.
Second Ave., at (863)634-1410,
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City planner James LaRue sug-
gested they come up with ideas of
how to use the CBD district.
Mr. Hoover suggested the
council discuss setting up a citi-
zens' committee about what peo-
ple would like to see for parking
downtown. The mayor respond-
ed that Mr. Hoover should ask for
the item to be put on the council's
agenda for a future date.
Discussion on whether to
allow a Green Market in Flagler
Park on Thursdays from 4 until 7
p.m. brought about mixed
reviews and sometimes heated
debate from council members.
However, the measure passed
with Mrs. Williams abstaining
because the market is a Main
Street project and she is executive
director of the group.
The market would be operat-
ed by Main Street with guidelines
and would focus on the sale of
locally grown or produced food
items. Main Street would apply for
a use permit as a non-profit
organization. Maureen Burroughs
said Main Street is supporting
local businesses to have more
alternative sales opportunities.
Mayor Kirk said if Main Street
were allowed to hold such an
event that allowing the Chamber
of Commerce access for similar
events would only be fair.
Discussion ensued around
whether the Hamrick Trust,
which oversees the city's park
activities, would allow for the ven-
dors in the park.
Mr. Markham said he did not
think that such events were in


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Floyd Selph (left) received a 15-year employee service award
and a clock from Mayor James Kirk (right) Tuesday night at the
city council meeting. Ricky Holt (center) received a Certificate
of Appreciation for years of service on the Pension Board.


keeping with the last will and tes-
tament of the benefactor.
City attorney John Cook said
there was nothing in writing in the
document against such an event.
After length debate and discus-
sion, Darrell Donnelly, president
of the Chamber of Commerce,
stood and said that he stands
"shoulder to shoulder with Main
Street" on allowing such events in
the park. He asked why someone
would want to hinder sales and
events that would promote busi-
nesses and improve the tax base
of the city. He reiterated what the
city attorney said about nothing
being in print that says such an
event cannot be held in the park.
"This has been going on for
years this cloak of deception,"
he said, adding it was time for it to
stop. Applause and cheering
broke out from the crowd of
about 20 citizens and business
owners in the audience.
"Times have changed and


most people think this is a step
forward," said Brenda O'Connor,
executive director of the Cham-
ber. "I know people who would
love to be in the park. This is an ag
area the hub of South-Central
Florida. For people to come and
spend their money here is good
for us."
Another topic brought some
heated comments from some
council members.
Mark Troendle appeared
before the council to secure a pre-
liminary plat approval for chang-
ing the sewage system on his
development at Brentwood
Estates. However, he had already
built four homes under the previ-
ously approved preliminary plat
and the fact that he was now ask-
ing for a system change brought
tough questions his way.
Mr. Troendle is building 15 sin-
gle family residences. Apparently,
he changed his mind about the
sewer system and opted instead


to place individual septic tanks on
the properties.
Councilman Watford asked
Mr. Troendle how he got to that
point and said he was concerned
that if Mr. Troendle were allowed
to make such a major change oth-
ers would want the same kind of
treatment when making changes
in their developments after con-
struction has already begun.
"It upsets me," he said, adding
he was concerned the decision
might come back to haunt them.
The measure passed with Mr.
Watford voting no, Mr. Markham
abstaining and Mrs. Williams and
Mr. Chandler voting yes.
In other business, the council
presented a 15-year service
award to Floyd Selph and
announced a five-year service
award to William Hill.
announced a Certificate of
Appreciation for Citizen Board
service to Dr. Christopher
Mavroides and Thomas Keller.
presented a Certificate of
Appreciation for Pension Board
service to Ricky Holt;
approved the first reading of
proposed Ordinance No. 916
regarding a rezoning application
for Herbert and Rachel Phillips,
owners of Dairy Queen, and set
Oct. 18 as a final public hearing
date.
approved the first reading of
proposed Ordinance No. 917 and
set Nov. 1 as the final public hear-
ing date for the proposal to
include Main Street's Murals and
Visual Arts program guidelines in
the land development regula-
tions.
approved moving John
Whidden from alternate to regu-
lar member of the Board of


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Adjustments/land Planning
Agency/Planning Board/Design
Review Board. He fills the spot of
Thomas Keller, who resigned
from the boards. Epifanio Juarez
was named to replace Mr. Whid-
den's alternate position on the
boards.
approved the 2005 holiday
schedule which changes the
council meeting dates to once a
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and Dec. 6 during the holidays.
approved an agreement with
Environmental Compliance Ser-
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sion to enter the city's right-of-
way at Auto Clinic, 223 S. Parrott
Ave.
approved a temporary street
closing of Southwest Park Street
and adjoining avenues for a holi-
day celebration being organized
by Main Street from 5 until 9 p.m.
on Nov. 29.
approved a reduction in
parking space requirements sub-
mitted by David Conlon, Okee-
chobee Land, LLC for property on
S.R. 70 near Radio Shack for three
restaurant-type businesses.
discussed proposals to pur-
chase property in the city's Com-
merce Center. Ross and Travis
Chambers with Adron Fence Co.
told the council they would like to
purchase a lot in the center and
believe a price of $110,000 per
acre is a fair value. They have 32
employees and expect the num-
ber to increase greatly with a gate
business they are building. "Any
piece of the pie at this price is a
blessing," Ross Chambers said.
He said they cannot grow at their
current location and need the
space to expand their businesses.


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he is. His past also has a great deal
to do with his present tempera-
ment.
The present Bubba has been
--- the O.HS. mascot for the past
^ three years. He was born on Grey
Shadow Ranch in Florida and then
purchased by Joe Butt in Ten-
nessee to be used as a show bull.
Bubba was shown extensively by
o" Mr. Butt before being purchased
SI by the Okeechobee FFA. He was
I brought to Okeechobee to replace
the former Bubba, who had been
the mascot for many years before
S_ developing arthritis in his later
years. He retired to a home with
oviders" high green grass to live out his
remaining years in comfort.
The big guy is loved by every-
one. Children and adults alike are
drawn to him at every game.
Bubba's coat gleams like shiny vel-
vet. His colors range from almost
black around the neck, shoulders
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very grey around his torso. He has
large wide set eyes that sparkle
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Bubba has a presence that
demands respect. He is feared by
the out-of-town players who spot
him at a game. He is large very
large. He weighs close to one ton
and stands at the end zone without
a fence or cattle prod to control
him.
The high school students who
work with Bubba show their love
of the gentle giant. They are affec-
tionate with him, but know how to
read his moods. They are also very
protective of him. They are a credit
to both the agriculture department
and Future Farmers of America of
Okeechobee High School.
Bubba is a proud symbol of
Okeechobee High School, but he
is also a working bull. Bubba pro-
duces 10 to 12 calves each year,
several which are following in their
father's show ring footsteps. The
fact that he is a breeding bull and
still is docile enough to stand in
front of hundreds of screaming
fans and loud music handled by
young adults shows how out-
standing he really is.
Bubba will be present at Friday
night's homecoming game against
Sebring. He'll be easy to spot he's
the big guy keeping watch over the
end zone.


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Excitement grows as North Elementary students begin reading program


Kindergarten
On Monday, Sept. 26, the
kindergarten students at NES cele-
brated Johnny Appleseed's birth-
day. The children made hats, ate
apples and made applesauce.
The children dressed like Johnny
Appleseed and read the story
about "The Little Red House."
The students enjoyed their day
celebrating Johnny Appleseed.
Second Grade
Mrs. Garcia's class is reading
the Enormous Turnip. The stu-
dents enjoyed taking a bite of a


real turnip. In math, we are sub-
tracting and we are continuing to
work with addition facts. Parents,
please help your child study addi-
tion facts.
In science,
we are
learning i
about how
we grow
and "N ,
change.
Mrs.
Saucier's class is working on the
'Enormous Turnip'. The students
are reading the story aloud. Also,
we are working in a science book


about different habitats.
Mrs. Whitaker's class read the
story Wilson Sat Alone. They then
developed their own stories about
things, they like to do when they
are alone. After writing the rough
draft and editing,. the students
typed their stories using our lap-
top computer lab. To top it all off,
they created a portrait of them-
selves using various materials. Be
sure to stop by room 158 and
check out their fabulous stories.
Mrs. Murray's first and second
graders are excited to be taking
accelerated reader tests and earn-
ing points toward rewards. The


class is also working toward
adding many problems as fast
and accurately as they can with a
method called Touch Math.
Mrs. Phillips' second graders
are excited to begin Accelerated
Reader! Students have already
started their own waiting list to
take tests. Students will be able to
take A.R. tests each morning, and
during silent reading time. In sci-
ence we are studying "Changes in
Habitats." In math, we are work-
ing on subtraction strategies.
Please encourage your child to
read aloud to you each night.


Third Grade
Miss Raulerson's class is start-
ing the addition chapter in Math.
Students need to know their addi-
tion facts quickly from memory
without using their fingers.
Mrs. VanDeman's class is read-
ing a biography of Gordon Parks.
We are learning to read different
kinds of books besides fiction. We
are also drilling our subtraction
facts and getting better every
week!
Mrs. Whitlock's class is really
excited about starting to take A.R.
tests this week. They have done a
super job of reading and are ready


to earn some points to spend in
the A.R. store.
Mrs. Dennison's class is work-
ing on Animal Classification Note-
books. Students are classifying
animals and writing facts about
the animals in each category. We
are also beginning the addition
chapter in math. Students need to
practice addition facts.
Miss Alonso's class has been
eagerly awaiting the start of A.R.
tests. Students should continue
reading their A.R. books. We are
also working on mastering sub-
traction through use of the Mad
Minute.


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Guest Commentary


Help provided kids


with school supplies


(Editor's Note: This letter was
sent to Sharon Vinson of the
Community Collaborative Coun-
cil to thank them for their help
with donating school supplies to
foster children.)
Dear Ms.Vinson,
On behalf of United For Fami-
lies and the children and families
we serve, I want to thank you and
the Okeechobee Community Col-
laborative Coalition (CCC) for
your very generous involvement
in our school supplies for foster
children program.
Thanks to you. United For
Families and My Aunt's House
were able to provide all foster
children in Okeechobee County
with book bags and school sup-
plies.
I personally was able to see the
look on one child's face when her
foster mother presented her with


a red bag overstuffed with
crayons, papers, notebooks and
markers. She was so excited, and
her foster mother was very appre-
ciative of the help. This child is a
14-year-old girl abandoned by her
father and struggling with school
and issues of self esteem. This gift'
of book bag was proof that peo-
ple in the world care about her.
Thank you again for your con-
tribution. It's unfortunate that
most donors never know how
great their simple gifts are. Maybe
this will help you understand how
important you are to us.
Christina Kaiser
resource coordinator
10570 S. Federal Highway,
Suite 201 Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
772-398-2920;
772-398-2925 fax


Community Events

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
(863) 763-0351.

Martha's House plans 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. Sec-
ond St. There will be booths from various organizations in the
community. This fair is one of the events held in October to high-
light Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To participate in the
health fair, call Martha's House at (863) 763-2893.

Legion hosting steak dinner
The Sons of the American Legion will host a steak dinner on
Sunday, 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.




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Upcoming Events

Thursday
Tantie 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 Histoly Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are 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.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet
from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third St.
For information, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W Second St. Anyone interested may
attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers
and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin, M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee,
and Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is
from 2 until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve
your place in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is avail-
able for your loved one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted
Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W Second Ave. For information about
respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and pro-
vides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas: The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.
Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is invited..
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
(863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are
$5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-
6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W Third St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. This is an open speaker meeting..
Saturday
Okeechobee Christian Cycles holds a ride every Saturday, weath-
er permitting. The group meets at 7 a.m. at the Style Studio, 1600 S.R.
70 E. for the weekly meeting and leaves promptly at 7:30 a.m. Any-
one interested in riding is invited. For information contact Holly
Stewart at (863) 610-1251, Debbie Izzo at 634-6257, or Gene Rod-
denberry at 610-1841.
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers
will meet in the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
N.E. Third Street and N. Parrott Ave., at 7 a.m. Construction work will
be at a Habitat work site in an adjoining county. Wear comfortable
clothes suitable for working. Call (863) 357-1371, for information.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to
stop using alcohol and other intoxicating drugs, and a desire to man-
age their emotional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion
group. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W 32nd St. They would like to
extend an invitation to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR to
attend, from October through May. For information call regent Ruth
Lawson at (863) 763-2492, or vice-regent and registrar Bonnie Hill at
(772) 597-4235.
Sunday
A.A meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
Monday
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon
at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are
invited. Please R.S.VP. to (863) 763-2308.


Community Events

Transportation board to meet
The Okeechobee County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordi-
nating Board will meet Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. in the conference room at
the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728 N.W Ninth Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
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 Kat-
rina 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 Ser-
vices (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.
Scout leaders are "celebrity waiters"
Leaders and adult volunteers from Okeechobee Cub Scout Pack
964 will wait tables at Golden Corral Restaurant on Tuesday, Oct.
11, from 5 to 8 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Scout pack. The Scouts
are selling tickets for buffet dinner and drink for $9 each. Restau-
rant patrons who buy their meals at the door may also help the
Scouts by asking to'sit in the area of the restaurant manned by the
Scouts. All tips given to the "celebrity waiters" will go to the Scout
Pack.
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 prescription drug ben-
efit 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 begin-
ning Oct. 13. The group will meet at the Big Lake Hospice office at
3543 U.S. 441 S. in the Northlake Village Plaza. The meetings are
free. For information, contact Karla at 800-299-4677.
Hospice plans yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, Oct. 14,
and Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hospice of
Okeechobee volunteer house at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and
Third Ave. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.
Oktoberfest hosted by VFW Post #9528
VFW Post #9528 will host an Oktoberfest celebration Saturday,
Oct. 15, starting at 1 p.m. for a $7 donation per person. German
food will include schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerkraut, rotkraut, kartof-
felsalat and more. Music will be provided by Alex and Johnny B.
For information, call (863) 467-2882.


The Okeechobee News, Thursday, October 6, 2005


OPINION






The Okeechobee News, Thursday, October 6, 2005 5


Service Club Briefs


American Legion
Post #64
Sunday, Oct. 16: The Sons of
the American Legion will host a
steak dinner from 3 until 6 p.m. The
dinner will consist of steak, baked
potato, salad, roll, dessert, coffee
and tea for a $9 donation. There will
also be live entertainment from 3
until 7 p.m.
Our kitchen is open daily, serv-
ing regular menu and specials.
Monday, Thursday and Friday from
11 a.m. until 2 p.m.; Wednesday,
tacos served from 11 a.m. until 6
p.m.; Saturday from noon until 8
p.m.; Sunday from I until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday evenings beginning at 6
p.m., for members and guests.
The second Wednesday of
each month is our birthday party
starting at 4 p.m.; bring a covered
dish.
The third Sunday of each
month we have a ribeye steak din-
ner with the Sons of the American
Legion from 3 until 6 p.m.
The Legion lounge is open
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
There is entertainment in our
lounge every Saturday night start-
ing at 4 p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. for a dona-
tion. Karaoke by Bruce will be from
7 p.m. until?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Tues-
clay ai id Thursday.
Euchre will be on Monday and
Wednesday from 6 p.m. Everyone
is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. For
information, call (863) 763-2950.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead, Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Ray Disney at (863)
357-2138, or Don South at (863)
763-8954.

Eagles Aeries #4137
Saturday, Oct. 29: Halloween
party and lava lamp drawing pro-
ceeds go to Snowball Queen Chari-
ties. Our Queen and King will 'be
.Diane and Bill Huston.
.' Saturday and S3urda~i ht, 5 and
6: Yard sale ,i \ERi.Ei,"'Rin ,o:
shine, 8 a.m. until? Donated items
are appreciated.


AP photo/Lance Cpl. Shane S.' Keller, US Army HO
Looking for weapons
This image released by the U.S. Army shows Marines from Head Quarters Platoon, Weapons
Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion search a cave for a weapon cache dur-
ing a patrol in Barwana, Iraq, on Tuesday Oct. 4. The U.S. military is waging two major offen-
sives in Anbar, one at the Syrian border, the other around the town of Hadith, about 225 kilo-
meters (140 miles) northwest of Baghdad to drive out al-Qaida in Iraq militants. Commanders
are promising to finish the assaults in time for the voting to allow residents to go to the polls.


Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
tion.
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until? Food will be available.
First and third Thursday: Auxil-
iary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. Cooked to order
for a $10 donation. Music will be by
Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays: music
at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.
Call the AERIES for other
events, (863) 763-2552.

ElksLodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regular.
meeting.
* Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m: Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain,
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2
p.m. until?


Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the club
and events, call Rich Sweet at (863)
824-0262, or Kip Gardner at (863)
357-0427.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.

Eastern Star #128
Okeechobee Chapter #128
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact WM. Margaret at (863) 467-
8020.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. The lodge's
phone number is (863) 763-2250.
In October:' meals will be
served Wednesdays and Fridays
from 5 until 7:15 p.m. and on Satur-
days from 6:30 until 9 p.m. Call the
Lodge to see what they are serving.
Tuesday, Oct. 18: Moose
membership meeting at 8 p.m.
Members are urged to attend to
learn what is planned for the com-
ing months.


Saturday, Oct. 22: Moose
Lodge anniversary from 5 until 7:15
p.m. WO.T.M. will have a dinner of
bratwurst and sauerkraut, mashed
potatoes and assorted desserts for a
donation of $6. Karaoke will follow.
Tuesday, Oct. 25: Moose
enrollment meeting at 7 p.m. All
prospective members should
attend.
Saturday, Oct. 29: WO.T.M.
will serve dinner from 5 until 7:15
p.m. The dinner will consist of
broccoli cheese soup, baked pork
chops/apple walnut stuffing,
orange-brown sugar glazed carrots,
spiced apples and banana supreme
for a donation of $6. Karaoke will
follow.
Saturday night: karaoke from
8 p.m. until?
Wednesday, Friday and Satur-
day nights meals will be served
from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call for the,
menu.
Thursday: at 7 p.m. is mem-
ber appreciation and open mike
night.
Friday nights there will be
music for dancing from 7 p.m.
until? Call the Lodge to see who is
playing.
Sunday- morning breakfast is
served from 9 until 11 a.m., with
many items being offered.
Reservations for the New
Years Eve Party go on sale Oct. 14.


Seating is limited so get your tickets
early. They are $40 per couple or
$20 per person. No tickets will be
sold at the door.

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W. 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For information,
call the Lodge at (863) 763-4954 or
Norm at (863) 763-1550.
*Saturday, Oct. 8: old-fashioned
hobo dinner. Come dressed as a
hobo for a prize.
Sunday, Oct. 9: district meet-
ing in Stuart.
Tuesday, Oct. 11: WOTM
chapter night
Wednesday, Oct. 12: LOOM
meeting
Sunday, Oct. 16: turkey shoot,
9 a.m. until noon.
Tuesday, Oct. 25: business
meeting.
Monday: bar bingo for mem-
bers only at 6:30 p.m. Food will be
served.
Every Friday night and Sunday
afternoon: special function just for
kids and families check the bul-
letin.
Every Friday evening: easy lis-
tening and fun dancing with the
music of Michael Lee Scott.
Friday evenings: food, fun and
music.
Every Saturday: at 1 p.m.
Moose races and washer toss. Din-
ner will be served at 3 p.m. Check
the bulletin board for menu and
cook.

VFW Post #4423
The post is open noon until 9
p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Events at this post are seasonable
you should call (863) 763-0818 for
information or visit the lodge 300
N.W. 34th St. You may write the
post at P.O. Box 1137 Okeechobee
Fla. 34972,
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is wel-
come.
Every Wednesday during sea-
son karaoke will be held from 5
until 9 p.m.
Every Friday: bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests fol-
lowed by karaoke starting at 5 p.m.
Saturday: .25-cent bingo at 1
p.m.. Karaoke will be from 5 p.m.
until?
Sunday: a dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m. and fol-
lowed by karaoke at 5 p.m. .
Every third Sundai there will
be a post meeting at 11 a.m.

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467-2882. Post hours are from noon
until 8 p.m., Monday through Sun-
day.
Saturday, Oct. 8: a car wash
will be held 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 donation. To mail donations,
make checks payable to: VFW
#9528 Katrina Hurricane Relief
Fund. For information, contact the
Post #9525 at (863) 467-2882.
Saturday, Oct. 15: Oktoberfest
2005 will start at 1 p.m. for a $7
donation. There will be German
food: schnitzel, bratwurst, sauer-
kraut, rotkraut, kartoffelsalat and
more. There will be music by Alex
and Johnny B.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner, Men's Auxiliary or AmVets
there will be music.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7 p.m.
for a $10 donation. Dancing imme-
diately follows the dinner.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
pool table.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
urday.
For information contact Com-
mander Johnnie H. Patent at (863)
467-2882.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m. Mon-
day through Saturday and at 1 p.m.
on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
iary.
Thursday: short order'food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Live music and dancing will
start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.


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6 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, October 6, 2005

Other Area News


Question for commissioners: Should we be paid?


By Bill Fabian
Special to the Okeechobee News
CLEWISTON The Clewiston
City Commission has always been
a panel made up of public repre-
sentatives who are expected to help
manage the city, act as delegates
and liaisons for the people of
Clewiston, and keep an eye open
for potential problems arising from
within the city limits.
What may surprise some citi-
zens is the fact that these duties
have been fulfilled consistently for
decades, without compensation for
the commissioners' efforts. The city
commissioners, including the
mayor, do not get paid.
Oh the other hand, many others
believe that the Clewiston City
Commission was established to
operate without expecting to be
paid, and many feel there is no rea-
son that should be changed. Never-
theless, the current commission
has voted to consider implement-
ing a new compensation policy that
will take advantage of $76,660 that
was budgeted for the purpose of
providing commission salaries and
benefits.
The Commission originally
expressed interest in salary and
benefits at the recent Fiscal Year
2006 budget workshops. A staff
memo was prepared and distrib-
uted by City Manager Wendell
Johnson that gave specific back-
ground information pertaining to


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the issue.
The .memo cited several very
compelling arguments in favor of
establishing commission compen-
sation, highlighted by a survey of
the surrounding area, which
revealed that comparably sized
cities all provide both compensa-
tion and benefits to the elected offi-
cials. The cities surveyed included
Pahokee, Belle Glade, South Bay,
Moore Haven, Okeechobee,
LaBelle, Sebring, and Lake Placid.
The commission compensation
survey from Aug. 18 provided
salary ranges of each mayor and
city commissioner in all of the cities
listed. The highest paid officials
were in LaBelle and Belle Glade.
Compensation for the mayor of
LaBelle was $1,092.67 per month,
which equated to $13,112 annually;
the city commissioners were signifi-
cantly lower at $455.25 per month,
or $5,463 per annum.
Even the second smallest of the
cities on the survey. Moore Haven,
provided above-average salary.
($525/mo for mayor and $475/mo
for council) and state retirement
benefits to members of its city
council.
According to Mr. Johnson's
report, Clewiston is part of a very
remote minority of communities
that. receive no compensation,
which comprises less than five per-
cent of Florida's 408 incorporated
communities.
Mr. Johnson gave a recommen-


dation for salary levels based on
average levels of similar sized cities
in Florida. The average monthly
compensation for similar sized
cities was $600 per 'month for
mayor and $400 per month for
commissioners. Using that recom-
mendation, the Clewiston City
Commissioners are now consider-
ing those average numbers, and are
also assessing the necessity for ben-
efits.
Salary compensation would
create a $26,400 impact on the city
budget at the proposed levels. The
remaining $50,260 would be avail-
able for benefit packages. Salary
compensation, therefore, would
only be drawn from one third of the
total amount of funds set aside for
the commission during the budget
workshops.
The potential benefits package
was the more contentious issue at
the regular commission meeting of
Sept. 26, during which Mr. John-
son's report was publicized.
According to the report, each of the
cities surveyed, except for Moore
Haven and Belle Glade, provided
health insurance; four out of the
eight cities also provided life insur-
ance.
There is not an apparent press-
ing need for the benefits package,
since all of the commissioners have
employment outside of their elect-
ed positions, and are in a position to
already receive benefits elsewhere.
Commissioner Julio Rodriguez


emphasized the need for some
kind of compensation for the com-
missioners, and seemed to dwell
less upon the necessity of an exten-
sive benefits package.
"Looking at this year's elections,
for which we only had three candi-
dates submit names for the com-
mission, there needs to be an incen-
tive to encourage more people to
volunteer to serve on this commis-
sion," said Commissioner
Rodriguez. "I think that if 95 percent
of Florida's cities have compensa-
tion for their municipal govern-
ments, then it should be done here
too, to continue having a profession-
al commission. It's very important
that we entertain this idea," he said.
Because each' of the current
commissioners was elected with-
out the expectation to receive com-
pensation, some believe that if


compensation is to be implement-
ed, it should become active after
the current commission is replaced
or reelected. Commissioner
Melanie McGahee emphasized this
idea, suggesting also that the bene-
fits package be considered closely
before the commission votes on it.
"I do believe the board should
be compensated, but it should
wait. We all are used to doing this
job only for the satisfaction of hav-
ing done it -we don't expect to be
paid," she said.
Commissioner Rodriguez reiter-
ated his (and possibly the board's)
intentions as commissioners. "I'm
not doing this for the money. I'm
very proud of this board, and
because times have changed, I
believe it's time we should be com-
pensated for time we spend," he
said.


City Attorney John Yaun said the
original city charter provided for
compensation, but that provision
had been editorially deleted when
the charter and code of ordinances
was updated at some unspecified
date. He emphasized that the com-
mission has to enact an ordinance
in order to implement the policy,
and recommended that they move
to approve the ordinance at the cur-
rent suggested amounts.
Since they would still be able to
conduct public hearings to discuss
dollar amounts of salary and bene-
fits before the policy is set in stone,
the commission could approve the
ordinance and then hold public
hearings at later meetings, and
moved to do so by a unanimous
vote Sept. 26. The first public hear-
ing will be held at the regular meet-
ing in October.


Arrest Log


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving Under
the Influence (DUI) charges by the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
(GCSO), the Seminole Police
Department (SPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC).
Bobby Washington, 28, Moore
Haven, was arrested Sept. 28 by
GCSO Detective Steve Harris on


charges of the sale of cocaine within
1,000 feet of a school and possession
of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a child-
care facility. His bond was set at
$175,000. He was also arrested on a
Hendry County warrant. His bond
was set at $690 on the warrant arrest.
Albert Davis, 49, Missouri, was
arrested Sept. 26 by GCSO Deputy
Leslie Fuce on misdemeanor charges
of driving under the influence and
obstruction by disguised person. His
bond was set at $1,000. -
Stephen Wilson, 18, Last


Chance Ranch, was arrested Sept.
30 by GCS) Deputy Dewayne
McQuaid on the charge of aggravat-
ed battery. His bond was set at
$20,000.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is
welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


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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
Campground. Registrations can be
made at the Wanta-Linga Motel or
at the dock on the day of the tour-
nament.
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-


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


Tourney to help
kids in Distress
The Big Reel Bassmasters of
Margate will hold their 22nd annu-


al Ghost & Goblins open bass tour-
nament to benefit Kids in Distress
on Sunday, Oct. 23, in Clewiston.
The entry fee is $120 per two-
person team. There will be payouts
for first through fifth places. The big
bass award is $7,850 (based on a
125-boat field) plus an additional
$3,520 guaranteed donated by vari-
ous sponsors.
Contact Jim Pollock at (954)
695-6035 or e-mail him at
bigreeljim@aol.com for informa-
tion. Or, entry forms can be down-
loaded at
www.eteamz.corn/bigreelsfla/.
Bass club sponsors
kids fishing tourney
The Taylor Creek Bass Club will
sponsor its 20th annual Kids' Day
Fishing Festival on Oct. 30 at the air-
boat ramp area of Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina.
This festival will run from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. A Bassmaster
Casting Kids competition will take
place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., fol-
lowed by a live fishing competition
from I until 4 p.m.
All children between the ages of
7-14 are encouraged to compete in
the Bassmaster Casting Kids com-
petition. Children between 4-14 are
invited to compete in the live fish-
ing competition. Both events will
be broken down into different age
groups.
There is no charge for this fun
day of fishing.
Refreshments will be available
to competitors and spectators.


For information contact Dave
Stout, vice-president of the Taylor
Creek Bass Club, Inc. at (863) 467-
2255.

OHS alumni bowlers
are sought for team
Okeechobee High School
(O.H.S.) alumni bowlers are cur-
rently being sought to form a team
to compete in a tournament
fundraiser on Nov. 6. If you bowled
for O.H.S. and would like to partici-
pate as part of the alUmni team,
contact Coach Gary Howard at
(863) 462-5033 during the day or at
(863) 763-2305 after 4p.m.

Sign-ups under way
for sports program
Registration is currently under
way for the Upward Basketball and
Cheerleading program at the First
Baptist Recreation Outreach Cen-
ter, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave., and will
continue until Nov. 15.
The program is open to boys
and girls in grades one through six.
There will be equal playing time
and teams. There will be only one
hour of -practice each week and
one game on Saturday. There are
uniforms, plus post game and post
season awards for every player.
The cost of the program is $55
per player.
For information, call (863) 467-
7625.


Touchdown Club
seeks new members
The Okeechobee High School
Touchdown Club is seeking new
members. The purpose of this club
is to promote pride, respect, spirit
and unity among the O.H.S. players
and student body, staff, coaches,
families and the business commu-
nity.
Anyone interested in the foot-
ball program at O.H.S. is invited to
join. Bronze membership is $300;
silver membership is $600; gold
membership is $900; and, plat-
inum membership is $1,200.
A portion of each membership
goes to the general athletic fund,
and another portion goes into a
scholarship trust.
For information, call Brahman
head football coach Chris Bran-
ham at (863)462-5050.
OHS sports
seats on sale
Gold seats and reserved seats
are now on sale for O.H.S. sports.
The cost of a gold seat is $100
and entitles the holder to admis-
sion to all home Brahman games
with the exception of state-spon-
sored activities such as bowl
games, jamborees or playoffs.
Reserved seats entitle the hold-
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the reserved seats is $40 per seat.
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20th ANNUAL KID'S DAY FISHING TOURNAMENT
October 30, 2005 Okee-Tantie Back Ramp
Contestants
Name Age:
Address:
Phone:
A responsible adult must accompany the participants.
General Release
The Contestants, parents or guardians hereby agree
to indemnify and hold harmless all members, officers
and officials of Taylor Creek Bass Club for any liability
and/or damages arising from the contestants
participation in the Kid's Day Fishing Tournament.

Signed: Date:
Mail Registration Form By October 20, 2005 To:
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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

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her- full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-4786.
Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N;E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Ed Wimes
at (863) 357-0047.
Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information, call
(561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-2227.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of north-
west Second Street and Second
Avenue. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and pub-
lic libraries. As a private library we
can and do preview our media.
Currently, the library is staffed Sun-
day from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30
p.m., and Wednesday evening
from 6 until 8 p.m. Contact Doris
Entry at (863) 763-4021.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege 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., Eng-
lish as second language classes,
Monday and Wednesday from 10
a.m. until noon, adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and
Friday from. 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.;
Seminole Reservation, Brighton,
Adult basic education/GED, Tues-
day 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 educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Thurs-
day, from 7 a.m. until noon; El
Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W Fifth
Aye., 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
classes, Monday through Thurs-
day, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades
Elementary, 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 lan-
guage, Tuesday and Thursday
from 7 until 9 p.m.


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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.
Nice home, (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 tail, Bass-
wood. (863)357-2293


GREETING CARD- With Gift
Certificates. Call to identify.
(863)763-7888
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!


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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 BLOODHOUND,
863-697-3368/357-3225.
LOST CAT- Blackish/Gray Tab-
by. Hair on neck shaved.
Had surgery on 21st Needs
medicine. (863)467-4664


CATS (2)- free to good home
1lHemingway 2yrs old, 30
lbs., 1 blk/wh Tuxedo, 7yrs
old, both neutered gentle
house cats, moving can not
take. (863)357-0111.

FREE DRYER- Working condi-
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2 Calico, 3 Black & White.
Free to good home.
(863)467-2887

SCRAPE WOOD: 5 Loads. All
sizes. Free, you haul.
(863)467-8667




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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
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



ALL ABOUT YOU
CAREGIVERS INC.
Is accepting applications
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
RER Must be able to work
Saturday (863)467-4007.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


AUTO MECHANIC
General repairs
Experienced with tools
Bus maintenance a plus
Call Robert (863)634-3332

CARPENTERS,LABORERS
& TRANSPORT COMPANIES
Drug free work place. Apply in
person at: Wooley's Sheds
2570 NW 16th Blvd
Cooks fully exp'd only
Full Time. Apply in
person after 11 a.m.
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy. 441 Southeast
Okeechobee
DRIVER/THROWER
Full-Time,
Clean CDL Class B License
Call 772-597-3755 or
772-220-9939
Indiantown Sanitation
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T&P/T
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
benefits 863-467-5000
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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



Housekeeping Full Time
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:
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Service Electrician for
*Petroleum Industry,
ILocal work. Must have
Good driving record, DFWP
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.Wilson's Petroleum
1 (772)468-3689

Equipment Operators
Needed Loader & Dozer for
construction in Port St Lucie.
Call: 954-818-2521
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
HELP WANTED
Experience in Aluminum and
Carpentry
(863)634-2044.
IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR
A/C & REFRIGERATION TECH
Only Qualified and Experienced
need apply.
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EMORY WALKER CO:. INC.
208 S.W. 5th Avenue
Okeechobee
Top Pay, 401K,
Paid Vacation, & Medical







LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat. Call
(863)946-1742 for more info.
METAL FRAMER/CARPENTER
Experienced only
(7721201-8715
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.
Seeking the following positions
for work at water treatment
plants: Form Carpenters,
Pipefitters, Pipe Layers.
Call 561-615-9834
SNACK BAR
P/T & F/T Positions.
ORBIT LOUNGE
P/T & F/T position.
Applications available on
location. 863-467-1800


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
(863)763-9383
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LPN/MA full time needed for
busy derm. office, great
salary & benefits. Fax re-
sume 772-879-9970.


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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books S Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
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Firewood 605
Furniture 610
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Health & Reducing
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Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
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AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
$1375 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER- 24,000
BTUJ'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:
31/ 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
MOBILE HOME AC/HEAT 3
ton unit, 2yrs new, $1000
(561)758-5053


FIRE ENGINE TOY Wind up,
at least 100 yrs old. $500
(863)467-1325
PRINTERS DRAWER with
over 100 collectibles inside.
Mostly knives. Asking $250
(863)674-0110
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
CUSTOM CABINETRY
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337
SINGER SEWING MACHINE,
antique, not in cabinet, in car-
rying case, $75.
(863)467-1325


CHEST FREEZER- Small,
Works good. $75.
(863)357-2803
REFRIGERATOR- Gibson Frost
Clear, Almond, Works great,.
Very 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-
dles large loads, very good
condition, $225
(863)983-2428.
WASHER & DRYER- excellent
condition, $125 for the set
(863)634-0272.
WASHER & DRYER: Large ca-
pacity. Like new. $225.
(772)215-9168
WASHER- Purchased new in
'03 from Sears. $100.
(863)673-1371


TANNING BED under 1 yr
old, maybe used 6 times. Pd
$2000 asking $1400
(863)697-3211
TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $600.
(863)467-1788 / 634-9119



CLOSET DOOR SETS (2) 6ft,
$40 for both or will separate.
(863)467-1965
GARAGE DOOR 7x9, insulat-
6ed w/ stain glass windows &
remote opener. $300 or best
offer (863)467-1965
INSULATION PANELS- 2.5 x
12x9' &2.5x12x10'&2.5
x12x12', all for $25
(863)763-7613.


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


ADULT/KIDS CLOTHES 16
banana boxes & 2 garbage
bags full. Will separate or
$400 for all (772)597-0146
WEDDING GOWN- Formal,
Ivory, size 6, battenburg lace
& pearls, 8 $250
(863)763-0252 leave mes-
sage.



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.4Grt 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-
Sdows 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
END TABLES, (2), heavy,
wood, $30 will sell separate-
ly. (863)675-1070
t4


BEDROOM SET- Queen size
Head/foot board, Dress
w/mirror, Nightstand, Desk &
Chair $500. (863)675-3834
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, double, reclining,
teal corduroy, $35.
(863)675-1634 Iv. msg.
MOVING, MUST SELLI!!
7 pc. Qu. Bdrm. Set, wood &
brass $600., Oak Dinette w/4
chairs $150., Dinette Set,
Swood 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
ROCKER RECLINER: Lane,
Brown, Swivel. Very good con-
dition. $85. (863)357-1560
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.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(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
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


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HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent ff
condition; 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1999.
(863)983-7751 RENT-A-SPACE
HAvailable Late Spring
If Interested, Call Judy
(863)467-0831
SEWING MACHINE, For Eyelid B H-. -1 09
for buttons. Commercial .
grade. $50. Call
(863)675-4912 ROOMMATE WANTED: In Up-
scale Neighborhood. $575 mo.
m I + util. Cable/Internet incld.
863-697-9074/467-8768 -
BOW- High Country Com- WANTED ROOMMATE-
pound/case/extra string draw Utilities included. $450. mo.
29-30, pull 60-751bs 65% Call (863)610-1077
let/off $100 863-763-7609
GOLF BALLS (100) $50. MRe as9I
(863)697-1939
JUGS PITCHING MACHINE, CONDO, On Ft. Myers Beach,
throws softballs or base- Fully Furnished. Sleeps 4. Oct.
balls, digital speed control, 15th-Oct. 22nd. $700.
$700. (863)697-1341 (863)675-0104


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cc) 'Movie: Firefox (1982) GENERATOR: Generac, 22500
Funniest Animals surge, 15000 continuous, 30
cc) Crossing Jordan (s) hp, elec. start. $2000.
Soul Food (s) (cc) (863)467-5616
Lou Dobbs Tonight I -
Holly- ISmoking -rs I1
MythBusters (cc)
So Raven So Raven VACUUM CLEANER Small
Stern Stern $10 (863)447-0002
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e? The 700 Club (cc) A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art. Paying
Design IHouse $200-$5000 (772)562-5567
Snipers: Law
Will Wil A
Rose- Rose-
Movie: They Crawl
(cc) Wedding Pinnr
Nay (1976), Henry Fonda
n Haunting-Conn. Christmas Trees 745
The Ultimate Fighter Farm Equipment 805
tt) Movie: **'. Trapped Farm Feaed/Products 810
ilmpt Ntiieo Farm Miscellaneous 815
Impact Noticiero Farm Produce 820
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Offered 825
Real Sex In NFL Farm Supplies/
Real Sex In NFL Services Wanted 830
r Corrales Bound Fertilizer 835
others 11989) Love Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Uvestock 855
WEDDING BANDS- His & Poultry/Supplies B60
Hers Wrie guld. paid 8a00 Seeds/Plants/
js5,-,J $350 (863t34-8530 Flowers 865


LIGHTS, (2), stained glass,
swag, $30 will sell sep. PALOMINO- Registered Mini
(863)675-1070 Stud. $500. (863)763-3631


ELECTRIC CHAIR, HOVER-
ROUND, Never used. $1500. FARM-ALL CUB New rear
(863)946-0307 rims/tires, eng. & carb. 5" belly
mower, disc in back blade. Run
PATHWAY RAMP heavy duty, perfect $4K 863-763-2763
made of aluminum with a
raised tread surface, $150. GAS GRILL- 3 rack, 1 yr old,
(863)357-8788 $75 (561)983-0950.
cllaeu I *6 PUSH MOWER- Self propelled,
clean, like new, runs good,
$100 or best offer
GLASS INSULATOR COLLEC- (863)467-7428.
TION, $75. (407)436-1901
or email rhet- RIDING LAWN MOWER'98
that@yahoo.com Snapper, 9h/p. Runs good, like
MINI BLINDS, w new condition $450 or best of-
MINI BLINDS, white, vinyl, fer(863)517-1177
w/hardware, (4) 47" wide,
(2) 36" wide, (1) 28" wide, WEED EATER Home Lite,
35 neg. (863)467-2434 gas, good shape, $100 or
I Mbest offer. (863)467-7428


ORGAN Yamaha, excellent BOAR GOATS (3) Pure Bred.
shape $500 (863)675-0235 All for $250. Miniature Philly, 6
mo. old. $400.
S(863)635-9104 Frostproof.
AMAZON PARROT- Male, t
(863)673-1567
BEAGLE, Male, 1 yr. old, Tri- NT REN L
Colored, CKC papers. Loves r L 1 i
kids. Up to date shots. $100
(863)484-0314 Apartments 905
BEAGLE- Male, 2yrs old, Tri- Business Places 910
colored. C.K. papers Commercial
Loves kids, House broke, Property 915
$150 863-484-0314 Lv msg nd es Rent9
BLACK SILKIE CHICKS, $5 Farm Property -
each. (863)675-6214 Rent 925
siz., House Rent 930
CHIHUAHUA, Larger size. Land Rent 935
Male, 12 wks. old. $100 or Resort Property -
best offer. (863)697-1095 Rent 945
Cockatiel, female, 4 mos. old, Roommate 950
cage, book, toys & food can Rooms to Rent 955
wolf whistle, $200. Storage Space -
(863)983-7288 Iv. msg. Rent 960
DOG PEN Chain link, 4 pan-
els, 10x6 + door. $100 'HussjjRnt090
(863)467-3645
JACK RUSSELL PUPS- 7 wks CBS, '03, 3/2, acre, fenced, no
JACKRUSSELL PUPS- off, Female wks, inside pets, non-smoking en-
tails off, Females $250 vironment, $1250 mo., incl.
(863)675-2844 lawn service, pest control &
MINI DOXIE- male, neutered, water softener service. Call
2yrs old, Dapple, $200 seri- 467-0756 or 697-0951.
ous inquiries only' OKEE 2br, 212ba. Small of-
(863)699-2261. fice, carport, large lot. Fur-
MINI DOXIES- AKC, bik/tan, nished 1st, last & sec. dep. +
M/F, taking deposits, ready utilities. $900 mo 357-0707
November, $450. OKEE- 3br, 1ba, CBS House
(863)699-2261 with gar. W/D, Nice area.
PIT BULL PUPS- great around Near Blue Heron. No pets
horses & cows, 2M-1F, UTD $1200. mo. + 1st, last,
on all shots, $150 $500. sec dep to move in
(863)763-7446 (863)610-1000
PITBULL Female, 8mos, OKEECHOBEEonHwy.70W.
needs family without small 3 Bdrm., 2 Bath. on 10 Acres.
pets. Loves kids, very alert Horses & Pets Welcome.
$100 neg. (863)484-0313 $1300. mo. (863)634-3262
RED NOSED PITBULL 5 mo Okeechobee's Nicest! New
old, all shots up to date $300 1 &2 BR homes-waterfront,
(863)447-0965 clean & quiet, from $600.
SHIH TZU PUPPIES (2)8
Wks. old. Females. Brown & Remodeled, 2 Story, Wood
Whte.$250.863-675-7105 Framed Home 4/1. Porch,
Fenced yard, shed, corner lot.
SUGAR GLIDER- Male, $65. 863-763-4999/561-248-8139
(863)673-1567 TREASURE ISLAND: 3 Bdrm.,
2 Ba, Garage, on Canal w/Boat
sec. dep. 561-818-8692


Real Estate Sl20
Honda Goldwing Aspencade
AQUA ISLES Lot J-10. All GL1200, '86, 45k mi., gar-
appliances included, furnished, age maintained, exc. cond.,
Walking distance to river, cd/am/fm radio/cass., lots of
$7500 (863)885-1053 chrome, asking $4500 neg.
Business Place 12x 46 Call David 941-815-4783.
Sale 1005 La Belle- Sacrifice 12'x 46'
Commercial Modular office unit or resi-
Property Sale 1010 dence with A/C. You move SUZUKI INTRUDER- '99, 5223
Condos/ $5000. 863-675-5000 mi,Straight pipes, Garage
kept, $4000 or best offer
Townhouses Sale1015 LaBelle- Sacrifice 24'x 64' (863)634-7573
Farms Sale 1020 Modular office unit or resi-
Houses Sale 1025 dence 2 A/C units You move VULCAN 750, '03, 4,202 mi.,
Hunting Property 1030 $10,000 863-675-5000 windshield & saddlebags,
Investment $4000. (863)673-4314 after
Property Sale 1035 MOBILE HOME '91 SW 14x66, 5pm
Land Sale 1040 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba, Zone II, You AMAHA BLASTER '04 -
Lots-Sale 1045 must move. $4500. N. Ft. YAMAHA BLASTER .04-
Open House 1050 Myers.239-543-5102. 200ccwsmany modifications
Out of State and low hours $254600 or best
Property Sale 1055 t offet(863)763-2546
Property Inspection 060 Ili lShcl l e
Real Estate Wantedi 065 3 5
Resort Property | _
Warehouse e 10750 DUNEBUGGY- '2000, Street le-
Wahouserfront Property 1080 Boats75 gal. With trailer $2500 or
W er ntPrperty 1080 Boats3005 best offer. (863)697-9044
Campers 'RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015 GO-CART- Silver Fox, 2 seat,
I Marine Accessories 3020 Used very little. $800.
Marine Miscellaneous 3025 (863)357-2803
BEAUTIFUL, 4 Bdrm, 2 Ba, Motorcycles 3030 HONDA 250 FOURTRAX '87 4
Remodeled house on acre lot Sport Vehicles.ATVs 3035 Wheeler, Good condition.
(great view) Convenient, in $1200. (863)634-1479
town 2800 sq. ft. under air.
Real wood floors, wood deck,Ta rils
pool. $389K by owner.
(863)697-6853 BASS TRACKER '89, 16Ft., 35
hp Mercury Minnkota. A/T LeBelle- Live in Travel Trailer,
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, cor- Tournament Series, 24 volt. '93, 32', New Refrigerator
ner lot, nice neighborhood, 535 Hummingbird. Live well. unit & A/C, $8000.
asking $165,000 Runs good. Must sell. $2000 (863)674-1902
(863)634-0272. (863)763-6065 Ask for Ken MISSING- AIRSTREAM '74-
OKEECHOBEE- Spacious BAYLINER 18 Ft., Inboard/ 31ft, recent new roof top AC,
2700 sf 4/2, in SW area 1 Outboard Motor. Motor needs -vic of West Palm Beach
acre, w/Grandfather Oaks in work. $500 or best offer. 91405, Reward if found
ground pool, $350,000 Own- (863)634-8519 (561)684-9007.
er/Agent (863)634-1893. JON BOAT: 12 Ft. w/Trailer. TERRY 5TH WHEEL- 36',
Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba, new $300 (863)228-2123 Comfortable to live in. New
screened room/carport, new Mtires good cond. No slides
screened room/carport, new MOHAWK CANOE 16'- with $4000. 954-629-6766
roof, $109,000. 'trailer & gas 1.5HP engine,
(863)357-2602 $850 (863)763-7695. t mobile
When doing those choresis NEW 16' BASS BOAT- 90HP Auom iles
doing you in, t's time to Mere, live wells, fish finder,
look for a helper in the trolling mtr, trir, & cover
classified. $15,500(941)716-9654.
-r- l V PONTOON BOAT, 22' Crest w/ .- --..-...-.........
trailer, 60 hp Mercury w/stain- Automobiles 4005
less steel propeller. Low Autos Wanted 41010
BEAUTIFUL 40 acre ranches. hours. $9500 (863)357-2704 Classic Cars 4015
Located Hwy 98 N. Close to PONTOON BOAT '99 20ft Commercial Trucks 4020
town, lots of game. Improved Soker Craft,50p Johnson Construction
pasture & partially wooded o/b. Trolling motor w/trailer Equipment 4025
(863)634-6110/ 634-6071 $8000(863)357-0028 Four heelDrive 403
GRACEVILLE Panhandle, 38 SEA RAY 1991, 135 V60/B, Heavy Duty Trck44
Flat Boat, $2000 or best of- Part,a- Repairs 4045
acres of rolling hills. Fenced in fer. (772)219-9491 Pickup Trucks 4050
pasture, some hardwood. TRI HULL BOAT- 14" with trlr Sport Utility 4055
Frontage on paved rd. & and 55hp Homelite motor, Tractor Trailers 4060
county maintained rd: $7900 Collectors item, $400 or best Utility Trailers 4065
per acre. Call (850)579-4899 offer (863)234-6040. Vans,4070
IDEAL FOR DEVELOPMENT TRI HULL BOAT, 16, walkthru l
193 Acres. Well, electric 4 windshield, 60 hp Mariner L i le 40
mi from town on Hwy 98 N outboard motor & trIr, $1500 A
Close to school. $20K per firm. (863)467-8038 A DONATED CAR, truck, boat
acre (863)634-6110 I ortrailer. (any kind) can
(863) 634 6071 mean vocational training for
someone in an alcohol &
II ROCKWOOD ULTRA LGHT,'99 drug program or transporta-
25', w/ bunks, excellent condi- tion for a single parent fami-
tion, ready to use w/ extras ly. Tax deductible, prompt
$6999 neg. (863)674-0785 pick up. (866)855-0902.
St Stepping Stones Christian
11 Ti I N WILL TRADE '04 Fleetwood Ministries.
.. .. Discovery, 39', 3 slides for
S Home -L 25 Real Estate. $150,000. to- BUICK RIVIERA '92 2dr
Mobile Home Lots 2005 wards trade. (863)414-2346 coup, extra clean, noisy mo-
Mobile Home Parts 2010 tor that needs replacing.
Mobile Homes Rent 2015 i $475 (863)673-1635
Moble Homes Sale 2020 -Acs r I0 I
M l o HONDA BF 90- '04, Warranty
Rn left, $6200 (863)467-2000 T'us O ne
Mtryl 3030n l "CAlMARO- '80, Auto, Runs,
BHR 2/2 Like new, on canal. """ Needs work, $1 750.
Lake Okeechobee access. HONDA Dirtbike CRF 100, '04 (863)697-3258 or 634-6601
$1000 mo, 1st, last & sec. used 1 mo., paid $3100, sell CHEVY CAMARO '92 R/S
Unfurnished. (561)202-7702 f or $2000 firm. Anniversary Edition.
OKEECHOBEE-Nice small, (863)655-0030 Runs & looks great. $2500 or
2br, 1ba, good for 1 person HONDA GOLDWING GL1200 best offer (863)227-2013
or couple, No pets, '85-Gd cond., 61K mi, blue, FORD TAURUS 1991, Ice Cold
$450/mo, $450 dep. am/fm/cd, full dress. Must sell Air, Excellent running condi-
(863)763-6232 $2400 neg. (863)634-4754 tion. $2000. (863)467-7581



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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 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
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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, Va, 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


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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
Your next job could be in
toda 's classified. Did
you look for it?


CHEVY '48 4 door, excellent
body, new motor, needs to be
restored. Serious 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 II 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, Club car, $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
Fiberglass Topper, white, ex-
cellent condition, for small
trucks, 62"wx76"1, $300.
(863)467-7935
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


DODGE RAM- '89, New tires &
transmission, 1st $1500
Takes it! (863)357-3564


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF
POLK COUNTY, GEORGIA
FILE #04-J-211
CASE#115-05
In the Interest of
K., SEX! Female, DOB: 8/17/1993,
Achild under 18 years of age
TO: Patrick Thomas
You are hereby notified that the above-
styled action was filed in said Court on
September 15, 2005 petitioning the
Court for Non Reunification with re-
gards to the above child. You are Iere-
by commanded and required to file
with the Clerk of Court and serve upon
B. Jean Crane, petitioners Attorney,
216 Main Street, Cedartown, Georgia
30125, an Answer to this Petition
within sixty (60) days of the date of
this Order for Publication.
WITNESS the Honorable Judge Robert
Monroe of said Court, this 20th day of
September, 2005.
Debbie Bright, Clerk
Juvenile Court of Polk County
86334 ON 9/22,29;10/6,13/05

Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


I 3 Pulc o ice


-aPubicNtice


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
The Department announces receipt of an application for a Comprehensive Ever-
glades Restoration Program Regulatory Act permit (File No. 0236494-003-GL)
rm the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct and perform cycle testing of
the Kissimmee River ASR Pilot Project. This proposed project will be located in
Okeechobee County and is located approximately 1 mile north of the confluence
of the Kissimmee River (C-38 Canal) and Lake Okeechobee. The proposed ac-
ivites include construction and cycle testing of a 24-inch diameter ASR well and
associated surface water treatment, conveyance, and monitoring systems.
The ASR well will be constructed to recharge, store, and recover water from the
Upper Floridan Aquifer System (FAS). Aquifer Storage and Recovery wells are
proposed at this site in order to maximize benefits associated with the managing
levels at Lake Okeechobee.
This application is being processed and is available for public inspection during nor-
mal business hours. 8am to 5pm, M-F, except legal holidays, at the Departments
Southeast District Office, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm
Beach, Forida, 33401, telephone no. (561) 681-6600.
89558 ON 10/6/05


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
TOYOTA 4RUNNER- '92, 4x4,
4 door, A/C, $2000. or best
offer. Moving, must sell.
863-697-9044


HOME TRAILER, Bed 11 1/2' I
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



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.


LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on OCTOBER 21, 2005,
at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Stat-
ute 713.78 for unpaid towing and stor-
age charges. Year, make, model and
vin are as follows.
1986CadilacFleetwood
VIN# 1G6DW69Y4G9745919
1990 Isuzu Amigo
VIN# JAACR1E9L980705
1988 Toyota 4 Runner
VIN# JT3VN66W1J001505
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE!
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is'
condition with no guarantees.
89576 ON 10/6/05
It's never too late to fid
th perfect ift. Look for
it in the classlleds.


BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Barlow, Florida
September 20,2005
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, Octo-
ber 20, 2005 at the District Office, State of Florida Department of Transportation,
801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida 33830 for the following work. Bids re-
ceived will be opened and publicly read aloud in the 3rd Floor Planning Multi-Pur-
pose Conference Room. Sealed bids may be mailed and must be received prior
to bid opening to State of Florida Department of Transportation, 801 North Broad-
way Ave., Attn: District Contracts MS 1-18, Bartow, Florinda 33830. If the bid
amount is greater than $250,000.00 on construction projects, the Contractor
must be pre-qualified as required by Florida Statute 337.14(1) and Rule Chapter
14-22.
----NOTE----
Proposal Forms will not be issued after 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednes-
day, October 19, 2005. Plan holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on Fri-
day, October 14,2005.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS: YOU MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS AND/OR
BID DOCUMENTS BY FAXING A FAX ORDER FORM TO (863) 534-7172. THIS
FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT WWW DOT STATE FL US/CONTRACTSADMI-
NISTRATIONDISTRICT1 FIRST TIME BIDDERS MUST ATTEND AN ORIENTATION
MEETING IN ORDER TO RECEIVE BID DOCUMENTS FOR MAINTENANCE PRO-
JECTS ONLY. YOU MUST INDICATE ON THE FAX ORDER FORM OF YOUR IN-
TENT TO ATTEND THIS OCTOBER 11, 2005 AT 2:00 P.M. FOR TECHNICAL
QUESTIONS REGARDING SPECIRFICATIONS OR PAY ITEMS. CONTACT THE PRO-
JECT MANAGER LISTED.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F16-RO) HIGHLANDS AND OKEECHOBEE, FINANCIAL PROJECT
NO. 419597-1-72-01 & 419598-1-72-01 Work consists of storm pond mowing
and lifter removal. (Approx 365 calendar days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: Gary
Burnett (863) 386 6104 garv burnett(idot state I us BUDGET AMOUNT:
$14,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS
(CONTRACT NO. E1F17-RO) DESOTO & HARDEE, FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
419802-1-72-01 & 419803-1-72-01 Work consists of mechanical sweeping of
curb, gutter, and bridge structures on the primary system. (Approx 365 Calendar
Days). NOTE PROJECT MANAGER: Bobby Carroll (863) 993-4634 bobby.car-
roll(dot.state.l.us. BUDGET AMOUNT: $20,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS
AND SPECS
(CONTRACT NO. E1F18-RO) DISTRICT WIDE, FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
419340-1-72-01 Work consists of Void filling and Surface realignment (Approx
365 Calendar Days) NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER Roxann Lake (863) 519-2680
roxann lake(tdot state fI us BUDGET AMOUNT: $100,000.00. NO CHARGE FOR
PLANS AND SPECS. NOTE: THIS CONTRACT HAS A BUDGETARY CEILING LIM-
IT OF $100,000.00
Orders for these' documents should bq directed to the District Contracts Administra-
tor, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida Department of Transporta-
tion, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, or PO Box 1249, Bartow,
Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be made payable to the
State of Florida Department of Transportation. No refund will be made. The right
is reserved to reject any or all bids.
Bid Solicitation Notice in accordance with Chapter 337 FS.
85374 ON 9/29:10/6/05


Community Events


Martha's House plans 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.
There will be booths from various organizations in the community.
This fair is one of the events held in October to highlight Domestic Vio-
lence Awareness Month. To participate in the health fair, call Martha's
House at (863) 763-2893.

Legion hosting steak dinner
An The Sons of the American Legion will host a steak dinner on Sun-
day, Oct. 16, from 3 until 6 p.h: 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 W.N. 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.

Book group's schedule announced
The Okeechobee County Library book discussion group will begin
meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27. The group's schedule is: Thursday, Oct.
27, "Reading Lolita in Tehran" by Azar Nafisi a memoir and literary
criticism by a former Iranian professor who secretly teaches western
literature in her living-room.; Thursday, Nov. 17, "Kite Runner" by
Khaled Hosseini. This novel tells the story of Amir, the son ofawealthy
businessman and of his father's servant's son, Nassan. Amir grows up
in 1970s Afganistan, leaving during the war and returning there to live
as a man.; Thursday, Dec. 15, "Nickels and Dimes" by Barbara Ehren-
reich a journalist records how difficult it is to sustain oneself on min-
imum wage.; and, Thursday, Jan. 26, "Master Butcher's Singing Club"
by Louise Erdrich. This is a novel woven with intrigue, romance and
humor, and is an emotionally complex tale of European immigrants
who have settled in the fictional town of Argus, N.D. All meetings
begin at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. For infor-
mation, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

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.

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

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


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

VFW Ladies group plan garage sale
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary is now accepting your donations for their
Nov. 4 and 5 garage sale to be held at the \TW Post #10539, located
3912 U S. 441 .S.E. There will be sausage, biscuits and gray served for
breakfast,at the sales, as well as Sloppy Joes for lunch at the Nov. 4
sale.

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 cpwboy 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) 385J7025.

Girl Scouts to host Reunion Tea
The Okeechobee Girl Scouts Pegasus Service Unit is hosting a spe-
cial 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.W. Third St. The Scouts are also looking
for old uniforms anrd books for a display. For information, contact Lau-
rie Pharr at (863) 634-0465.

Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina
Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross
receipt.

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

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

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 con-
test is open to public, private and parochial schools and those who are
home schooled and will start on the first day of school. The essays
have to be turned in by Dec. 1. This year's subject for grades five
through eight is "Benjamin Franklin- More than a Revolutionary". Jan.
17, 2006, marks the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth.
"The Santa Maria to the New World and the Apollo Mission to the
Moon: Christopher Columbus and the Astronauts" is the subject cho-
sen for grades nine through 12. American Essay Contest Certificates
and Excellence in History Medals will be presented to the contestants.
The winner from each school will receive a monetary award. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2492.

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


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

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 Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee Branch of the American
Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.

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

Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott Ave., is
open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church. The tempo-
rary 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 avol-
unteer to become the director and a board member of The Clothes Clos-
et. 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 flexible. Call
(863) 634-2306 for information.

New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of historical
Okeechobee County Courthouse 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 Voluntary Prekinder-
garten (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 reg-
istration form online at www.vpkflorida.org; or, they can contact their near-
est Early Learning Coalition for a paper copy of the registration.

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

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

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


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASENO.: 1995-DP-526
IN THE INTEREST OF:
C.B. DOB: 09-23-89
Mother of the minor child:
Cathy Bias
TO: Father of C.B., Robert Martin
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A PE-
TITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHIL-
DREN AND FAMIUES IN THE ABOVE-
STYLED COURT FOR THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS RELA-
TIVE TO C.B., A FEMALE CHILD,
BORN ON THE 23RD DAY OF SEP-
TEMBER, 1989. THE CHILD WAS
BORN IN THE COUNTY OF PALM
BEACH, IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
YOU ARE COMMANDED TO BE AND
APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT, JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE ABOVE-STYLED COURT LO-
CATED AT:
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
304 N.W. 2ND STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 9:00 A.M. ON THE STH DAY OF NO-
VEMBER, 2005, FOR HEARING AND
TO SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID PETI-
TION SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD AD ANATTORNEY ONE
MAY BE APPOINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID
COURT AND THE SEAL THEREOF,
THIS 9TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
By: Heather Simmons
DEPUTY CLERK
85175 ON 9/17,22,29;10/6/05
NOTICE OF INTENT
The Governing Board of the South
Florida Water Management District
intends to designate the position of
002196, Assistant Deputy Execu-
tive Director as senior management
for the purpose of participation in
the Florida Retirement System's
Senior Management Service Class.
This designation will take effect on
October 27, 2005, as allowed for
by section 121.055, ES. and with
the approval by the District's Gov-
erning Board at the meeting of Oc-
tober 12,2005.
87157 ON 9/29;10/6/05
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NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Notice is hereby given that 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 forthe pro-
ject known as the American Legion
Shelter Retrofit
There will be a mandatory pro-bid coarer-
ence atthe job site located at 600 Riv-
erRd SW Moore Haven at 2:00 RM.
on October 20,2005.
Bids are to be delivered by mail to 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 atthe above address or at the
office of H.L Bennett, PE at 241 Yeo-
mans Avenue, LaBelle, Florida 33935.
Glades County reserves the rightto reject
any or all bids and to award contract
to the lowest or best Bidder.
87636 CB,CS, 10/6,13/2005
ON 9/29,30/2005
10/1 stthru 12th/2005


Thursday, October 6, 2005


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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, October 6, 2005


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4. Do you find yourself asking your friends to
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5. Are you having difficulty hearing in noisy
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6. Do you find it hard to understand when
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7. Have you noticed you have trouble under
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